Oil Fire at Butler.
On Christmas Day, burning oil running through the streets, filling them from curb to curb, made an exciting time in the little town of Petersburg, near Butler, Pa. Early in the morning, an oil well, of which there are a number in Petersburg, took fire. Before the flames could be extinguished the buring oil had flowed out of the tank into the streets. It was only by hard work that the flames were prevented from communicating to the surrounding buildings and threatening the entire town. Every manufacturing concern in the town and all the oil derricks poured steam into the streets, which, with wet blankets, finally smothered out the flames.