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JOHN H. I W. C. NEGLEY. PROP'RS.
Republican Stale Ticket.
FOB STATK TREASUBF.R,
Hon. Samuel But lei*,
OP CHESTER CO I" STY.
FOR JI'RY COMMISSIONER,
J. Wesley Monks,
SEVERAL communications and other
matter have been crowded out this
MR. GEORGE M GIBSON, of Clinton
township, while at the Fair last week,
bought, from Mr. Jacob Brown's herd of
cattle, a fine yearling Durham bull, for
which he paid S6O. Mr. Gibson has
one of the liest farms in the southern
end of our county.
GEN. BENJAMIN F. BUTLER and
Wendell Phillips have been put upon
the same ticket in Massachusetts, that
of the Greenback Labor party for Gov
ernor and Lieut. Governor. This
team is perhaps stronger in a literary
and legal view than a political one.
THE Parker Daily ceased to lie is
sued as such, on the 13th inst., and
hereafter the paper will be issued only
as a weekly. The Daily was
Bprightly and enterprising and we
will miss its visits. Waliope as a
weekly paper it may have all success.
NOTWITHSTANDING the expedition
with which criminal cases were tried
last week, and the disposition of the
Court to accommodate all defendants,
some of them could not await the trial
of their cases coming up, and left the
town and the county very suddenly.
In this way was ended the Cherry
township cases, of adultery, in .which
about eighty witnesses had been sub
AMONG the prominent gentlemen
from other places who visited our lair
last week, wo had the pleasure of
meeting our old friend Hon. Josiah
MePherrin, of Mercer county. Mr.
McPherrin formerly resided in this
county and has yet many friends here
who are always pleased to see and
welcome him back among them. He
represented Mercer couuty in the Gen
eral Assembly of the State for the
years 1866 and '67, with great fidelity
and with credit to himself and his con
The annual Fair of the Connoque
nessing Valley Agricultural Associa
tion will be held at Harmony, on Sep
tember 23, 24, 25 and 26. This is the
only remaining Fair to be held in our
county this fall, and we bespeak for it
a liberal attendance and patronage.
California and Maine.
The full returns from the recent
elections in the above States confirm
the first news, that they have both
gone Republican. In Maine both the
Senate and House being Republican
the Governor to be chosen will of
course be of the same party.
During Court last week a very large
number of cases were disposed of,
some twenty-seven verdicts having
Court adjourned over to Monday of
this week and up to this writing,
Tuesday, is engaged in disposing of
the balance of the criminal cases. The
proceedings of last week will be seen
in another place.
Tho reunion of the surviving sol
diers of the 78th Keg. Pa. Vols, comes
ofT at Kittanning to morrow, 18th inst.,
and we understand all the surviving
Butler men who were in it intend being
present. The members Captain
Ayrcs' company (originally Captain
Jack's,) through Lieut. Joseph B.
Mechliug here, arc taking an interest
in the reunion.
This case was again in Court last
Saturday in a new phase, being on a
petition to discharge the defendant
Perdue from imprisonment, on the
ground, that having been discharged
as a debtor under the late bankrupt
law he was discharged from the in
debtue&s in the Long case for which
he is now in prison here, and on the
further ground that he had a right to
discharge under the insolvent laws
generally. The case was ably argued
and with much interest being taken
by the Bar in the question. Thomas
M. Marshall, Esq., of Pittsburgh, ap
peared on Saturday last as oue of the
counsel for Perdue, and made a forci
ble argument in his behalf.
The weather for the Fair days last
week turned out most pleasant, and, on
Thursday at least, there were on the
grounds near as many people as at our
former Fairs. But not as many as we
would wished to have seen, or as
might have been. The numbers pres
ent, however, from nearly all parts of
this large county, convinced us of one
thing, and that is, that the people gen
erally delight in and take more interest
in Agricultural Fairs than they do in
almost any other kind of reunions.
And what could be more natural, good
and proper, than doing so ? After the
toil of sowing in the spring; the cultiva
tion and care of the crops through the
summer, and the final gathering of the
harvest, what, we repeat, could lie
more appropriate and have a better
social effect on any community, than 1
to meet together, by whole families as
it were, in the agreeable days of Sep
tember ? Almost every kind of grain
and plant has then been ripened, and
the richlv colored fruits hang tempt
ingly upon the trees. Everything in
nature then invites the husbandman
and his family to rest for a day or two
from their labors, ami to enjoy them
selves. Nothing proposed ever done
this so well as the County Fairs. And
the people of a county prefer to come
to the county seat or town, liutler
then is looked upon as the place where
a good and general County Fair ought
to be, and we hope that next year, and
in all coming years, more interest will
be taken by all in making the County
Fair at this central point a still far
greater success than the one just hold.
It was bv no means a failure, consid
ering the limited advertising it had.
The tickets sold at the gate on Thurs
day numbered 2,200, and the gross re
ceipts [>aid all expenses and something
The display or exhibits on the
ground, if not as large as they might
have be<;ii, were of the very liest in all
things. Good horses, the most thor
ough-bred cattle, sheep, swine aud
poultry were on hand.
Of the horses, those of Mr. Maiz
land and Mr. Walker, of Clinton town
ship, Mr. Ilesselgesser, of \V infield,
aud Mr. Hays, of Connoquenessing,
were much noticed. Others also were
Of the cattle, those of Mr. Amos
Ilall and Mr. Jacob Brown, of Clay
township, were of the best stock.
Of the sheep, Mr. J. X. Blair, of
Slipperyroek township, had a number
of fine, thorough-bred Cotswolds, that
attracted general notice, one of which
weighed 250 pounds and sheared last
season IG£ pounds of wool. Mr. B.
W. Douthett, of Penn, also had some
very fine specimens of the Cotswold,
and also some fine graded sheep on ex
hibition. lie also had in the grain de
partment some fine samples of white
and red wheat.
Of the swine, we could not learn
the names of the owners, but there
were some of the finest Bcrkshires in
the pens we have over seen, and also
of other breeds.
The poultry department attracted as
much attention as perhaps any other,
the display here being very fine aud of
every variety, Messrs. Mechliug, Bit
ter, Aland, Shugart, Mcßride, Christy
and others having contributed of their
The vegetable department, although
not a very large display, could not be
excelled anywhere for the quality of
what was on exhibition. The variety
and fineness of the potato display was
the subject of general and favorable
remark. Apples, peaches, pears, pump
kins of all kinds, onions, cucumbers,
egg and other plants, were all very
fine. The grain seeds in this depart
ment were much admired, Messrs. M.
Keiber it Sons, of this place, especially,
having a good display of clover, tim
othy, millet, Hungarian, orchard, blue
and red top grass seeds.
Floral Hall, or the ladies' depart
ment, was filled with the finest selec
tions of almost every kind of art and
handiwork, and of course was the
centre of attraction. Fine needle work,
embroidery, pen pictures and pictures
and works, the productions of fair
hands and of many kinds, were much
admired. Wc could not learn the
names of all the owners or makers,
but there was one we did learn that
we think deserves special mention.
Wc allude to the pen pictures of Miss
Laura R. Ileckart, of Connoqueness
ing township. This young lady had
in Floral Hall two pen and ink pictures,
one a representation of the "Bock
of Ages," and tho other of "The Lost
Sheep," that were very much admired
and commended as works of art in
that line. And here we would re
mark that Floral Hall, as well as per
haps other of the halls, should be en
larged, as the present one is not suffi
cient to accommodate or render com
fortable the many who centre there.
The show of pot and cut flowers, of
jellies, butter, etc., was fine and good.
Several sewing machines were on ex
hibit and trial; among them we no
tiecd Mr. Harry Grieb, with his fine
The field machinery was of the most
improved, Mr. Eli Ziegler, of Harmony,
having a line thresher, and others hav
ing improved mowers and reapers, etc.
The exhibit of carriages and buggies,
plows and other agricultural imple
ments, by llocssing & Son, the Messrs.
Campbell, and others, was larger and
better thau last year.
Mr. H. S. Smith, of this place, had
on the ground "Clavpool's Boss date,"
which attracted much attention. It
was invented and patented by Mr.
Wallace Claypool, of North Buffalo
township, Armstrong county.
Altogether the Fair wiu a very
pleasant one and everything passed off
in good order. The management de
serve credit for their good arrangement
and the order preserved in all things,
and we have only to hope that in
creased interest will be taken in the
future in our Fairs by all our citizens
of both town and county.
Proceedings of Town Council.
September 12, 18"!).
Council met pursuant to call of the
President. Present—Geo. Schatfner,
President, and Messrs. Bauer, Weis
ner, Patterson and lleiber.
Ueo. Schalfner, President, stated that
business engagements would, require
his absence from town during the coin
ing winter, anil therefore he tendered
his resignation as President.
On motion, resignation accepted.
On motion, Martin J. Keifier was
unanimously elected President of Couu-
Suit** ©&***»: Sltttte*-, |l»., £fep#imb*c It,
! cil for unexpired part of ensuing year.
On motion, Council reconsidered for
i iner action taken in regard to claim of
15utlcr Water Company for compensa
| sation for water for (ire aud general
j borough purposes.
On motion, Council withdrew the
; offer of SOOO per annum, and offer to
pay the Butler Water Company for
j the use of water for fire and general
j borough purposes at the rute of S4OO
' per annum.
On motion. Clerk of Council was
I instructed to prepare for publication a
j history of the controversy between the
| Borough Council anil the" Butler Water
I Company in regard to compensation to
j be paid said company for use of water,
! and ihe reasons that led to the action
taken by Council.
On motion. Council adjourned.
M. .1. KMBKIt, l'res't.
FRANK. M. EASTMAN, (Jlerk.
BUTLEK WATER COMPANY VS. BUTLER
Sept. 15, 1 S7t>.
To the Taxpayer.--of Butler Soroguh :
In attempting to discharge the diKA
devolving upon ine by order of Coun
cil, I shall endeavor briefly to lay be
fore you the whole controversy. My
connection with the Council, formerly
as President and latterly as Clerk, ren
ders me familiar with the difficulty
between these corporations in all its
Prior to September 20, 1877, the
subject of water works was brought
to the attention of Council by Mr.
James McCullough, Jr., ami other gen
tlemen of Kittanning. Ihe Council
was informed that a charter was
granted and a stock company formed,
composed of citizens of Kittanning
aud Butler. These gentlemen from
Kittanning appeared before Council
and very eloquently set forth the ad
vantages of water works to our town
in the way of fire protection, which
would result in safety to life and prop
erty and a reduction of insurance rates.
Then came up the question : \\ hat
will you do to encourage us by way of
At a meeting of Council Sept. 20,
1877, specially called to consider the
matter, the following action was had,
which 1 quote from the minutes of
"The Council took into consideration
the question of the proposition made
by the Butler Water Company rela
tive to supplying the borough with
"A motion was made by Mr. Purvis
that Council agree if' the Butler \\ ater
Company construct water works in the
borough of Butler, the Council of said
borough will patronize said water
works by putting in at least, twenty
fire plugs, and pay for use of water
. from same for fire and general borough
purposes, at the rate of SOOO per an
num, or at such rate as is paid by
other boroughs corresponding in popu
lation to Butler.
"On the question, 'Will the Coun
cil agree to the motion V the yeas and
nays were required by Messrs. Keiber
and Purvis, and were as follows:
"Yeas—Messrs. Fisher, Bauer, Pur
vis and Eastman.
"So the question was decided in the
Upon the construction of the above
resolution hangs the whole difficulty.
The works were constructed. When
the Council came to consider the ques
tion of fire hydrants and hoso it was
deemed expedient to put in forty fire
hydrants instead of twenty, as con
templated in the resolution.
Two important considerations led to
this increase : First—Ample protection
from firo to the greatest number of
property owners. Heiiotid—The rela
tive cost and durability of tire hy
drants and hose. Fire hydrants, from
their nature and construction, may be
considered as permanent, cost of re
pairs being comparatively trilling. Oil
the other I .d, hose being constructed
of perishable materials and liable, from
various causes, to become useless and
require replacing or expensive repairs,
and also requiring great care in it*
The question arose which would be
the cheapest in the end, few hydrants
and a great number of feet of hose, or
many hydrants and not so many feet
of hose. The fact that hydrants are
of a permanent character, requiring
but little outlay for repairs, and that
hose is liable to burst and wear out
and require replacing at a large cost,
led the Council to put in more by
drants and buy less hose. The Coun
cil considered forty hydrants, at a cost
of about SI,BOO, and 1,000 feet of hose,
at a cost of SB9O, cheaper in the end
than twenty hydrants, at a cost of
S9OO, anil 2,000 feet of hose, at a cost
of $1,780, because hydrants are per
manent and hose will wear out and
have to be replaced.
Now comes the controversy between
the company and the Council. The
company contend they should have an
increase in water rent on account of
additional plugs, over and above the
SOOO, for at least twenty plugs, because
forty plugs have beon erected. The
Council claim the borough will UKO 110
more water from forty hydrants than
they would from twenty. How is
that? A fire breaks out in our town.
We have forty plugs and 1,000 feet of
hose. The fire companies attach, say
four plugs. Suppose we had but
twenty plugs and 2,000 feet of hose,
the fire companies would be able to
use the same number of plugs by
using more hose and, consequently, the
consumption of water would be as
great. For sanitary purposes the con
sumption of water would not neces
sarily bo greater from forty than twenty
plugs. Should the Water Company
charge the borough more for use of
water because the taxpayers foot the
bill than they do private individuals ?
Then again: The Water Company
furnish water for the use of our county
buildings for S4OO per annum. We
venture the assertion without fear of
successful contradiction that the con
sumption of water for county buildings
is greater by half than that of the
borough even if we should be so un
fortunate as to havo a conflagration
every three months in the year. Does
a gallon of water for borough purposes
cost more than for county purposes ?
We are free to admit the stockholders
should have a fair profit on their in
vestment, '>ut- we can see no just
reason for the Water Company to tax
the community as a whole more for
the use of water than they are willing
to furnish the same commodity to pri
vate individuals or to the county of
Butler. The Water Company is de
pendent upon the individuals of the
borough for their revenue. The pri
vate individual has the use of water
on his premises. Ho gets value re-,
ceived for his money. The people of i
Butler are not all equally benefitted by j
the appropriation of their money for
water for fire and general borough
purposes. Why is this? Many por
tions of the town have no fire pro
tection simply because the Water Com
pany have not seen proper to extend
their water mains into the sparccly
populated portions of our borough,
yet the citizens of these localities have
to bear their share <>f the burden.
Then why should the Water Company
ask ns to pay fancy prices for water
These are some of the reasons that
have induced the Council to resist
what they regard the unreasonable
demands of the Butler Water Com
But to resume our statement of the
action of Council in regard to the
water. Fire hydrants of an improved
| patent, 1,000 feet of serviceable hose,
| hose carriages and all necessary fix
tures were procured, at an aggregate
cost of nearly SI.OoO. Two lire com
panies tendered their services anil the
outfit was delivered into their custody.
At a regular meeting, January 7,
fs7<). the subject of compensation of
the Butler Water Company came up
and the following action taken, which
1 quote from minutes:
"It appearing by the minutes of
Sept. *2O. 1877, that a resolution had
been passed by Council in regard to
the contract, with the Butler Water
Company for fire and general borough
purposes, when on motion of Mr.
Bauer, seconded by Mr. Keiber, it was
agreed to pa}' said Water Company
according to sa.d contract at the next
retrular meeting of Council."
At the. next regular meeting of
Council, February I, 1879, the bill of
the Butler Water Company for the
months of December, ISfS, and Jan
uary, ls7'.), at the rate of SI,OOO per
annum, was presented by Mr. Mc-
Cullough, lessee of the company, and
the following action taken:
"When it appeared to Council that by
a resolution passed September 20, 1X77.
and entered on the minutes, to pay the
Butler Water Company S6OO per an
num, Mr Purvis moved to reconsider
that resolution. Motion put and lost,
not receiving a two-th'rds vote of all
the Councilrncn present
At the regular meeting, March 4,
1879, the matter again came up and
the following action had:
"On motion of Mr. Purvis, it was
resolved to consider Mr. MeCullough's
proposition to furnish water for gen
era] borough purposes. Motion sec
onded. Chair rules: That this motion
having been considered at a former
meeting and action had at that meet
ing entered-upon the minutes of Coun
cil, and a motion to reconsider such
action haying been made and lost for
want of a two-thirds vote, the Chair
rules tho motion now made out of
"Mr. Purvis appeals from the ruling
of tin;. Chair.
"The question is, 'Shall the Chair
be sustained'/' when a vote being taken,
tin' Chair was sustained."
That ended the matter so far as
vour humble servant was concerned as
Councilman, his tern} of office expir
ing tho following April,
No further action was had in the
matter until July 9, 1879, when a
special meeting was called for consid
eration of this question. 1 quote from
"The object of the meeting stated by
the President to be the settlement of
the contract with the Water Com
pany. Mr. Merideth, Superintendent
of the Butler Water Company, made
a statement. On motion, duly sec
onded, the action previously had by
COUIH-:! in regard to the contract with
tho water company was reconsidered.
"Oil motion, duly seconded, it was
rosolvcd that the borough pay for the
use of water for fire and general bojv
ough purposes S6OO per annum."
Messrs. Merideth and MeCollough
were present and promptly notified tho
Council they would not accept S6OO,
but would#ake SBOO per annum. After
considerable discussion and upon fail
ure to agree upon any settlement of
the difficulty the following resolution
was passed :
"On motion, duly seconded, it was
resolved that the Borough Solicitor and
counsel for the water company agree
upon the facts and make a stated ca&o
for the decision of the Court, which
decision shall only be binding upon the
borough of Butler for one year ending
December 1, 1879."
The above action was taken with a
view that your humble servant as Bor
ough Solicitor in connection with
counsel for water company, W. D.
Brandon, Esq., should proceed to
obtain all the information possible as
to the rates water is paid for by other
towns of like population, as provided
for in resolution of September 20,1877.
I have gone to work in the matter and
addressed communications to thirty
one different cities aud towns asking
for information in regard to rates paid
for water. These have generously re
sponded with but two exceptions and
have furnished me with valuable in*
formation. The borough of Bristol,
in Bucks county, this State, having a
similar difficulty with their water com
pany, J. Wesley Wright, Esq., Clerk
of Council, has very kindly furnished
me with the result of a very full in
vestigation of this subject. The in
formation thus derived will make very
interesting reading, but as the matter
is yet undetermined it, perhaps, would
not be proper to publish the same.
Suffice it to say the action of Council
taken at last meeting, reducing the
amount offered from S6OO to S4OO per
annum, is one of the results of the
information and statistics in my pos
There are many other reasons that
might be noticed, were it not for mak
ing this communication too lengthy,
why the S4OO is ample compensation
for the water company, but 1 will eon
elude by referring to one other, which,
in my humble judgment, had and
should have much weight with the
Council in determuing their action—
the hard times and the cheapness of
labor. Most of the towns heard from
built water works several years ago,
when the cost was from fifty to one
hundred per cent, greater than when
the butler water works were erected.
The rates paid by those towns would,
therefore, be 110 criterion, as the con
tracts were made when everything
commanded much higher prices than at
Hoping the above will not only be
satisfactory to the taxpayers, but bring
about an amicable adjustment of the
present difficulty, I am very respect
fully your humble servant,
FRANK M. EASTMAN,
Clerk oi Council.
Tho Tilden-Field Row.
Mr. Cyrus W. Field has published
in the New York Press a letter in
which be presents his charge against
Mr. Tilden of a betrayal of Mr. Field's
interests while the latter was acting
for the common interest of both, in i
the letter be first tells how he admit
ted -Mr. Tilden into the New York |
Elevated Railway; how the latter's
st«« k was held in the name of Col. W. |
T. Pelton, of cipher fame; and bowl
Mr. Pelton was forced to withdraw
from the Vice Presidency by the infor
mation that if he did not send in his
resignation he would be removed.
Mr. Field continues :
"In May last I went to England to
attend the Telegraphic Congress, which
met early in June, and to see a daugh
ter who was married and living iu
Europe and who came to Loudon to
meet me. Hearing that I was going
.\!r. Tilden came to my house and
a.-ki-d me if 1 intended to sell any of
my stock in London, and on my say
ing that perhaps 1 might if the market
should prove favorable, he wished me
to sell a portion of his also, saying
tHat iie would pay me a commission.
I answered that if he wished it I
would do with his stock as I did with
my own, hut that under no circum
stances would 1 receive a commission
from him or any of my associates.
One condition only did I make, as a
necessity for a successful negotiation—
that the price should be maintained
here. This was a very easy condition.
The market did not need any manipu
lation or combination to support it.
The steady increase of business, the
enormous number of passengers car
ried, gave to the stock a great intrinsic
value. There was very little of it to
be obtained, and that at high prices.
Of course, if the large holders threw
it upon the market they could easily
depress it. But if they would only
let it alone it would tfl':c care of itself.
When, therefore, I a.-ked Mr. Tilden
to 'keep it up,' it was simply asking
him not to break it down.
"To all this he assented. At least
he made no dissent. The night before
f sailed he wr— at my house to repeat
his request, and came to see me off on
the steamer and whispered to me at
the last moment, putting his mouth
close to my car, that the stock was
that day selling at 200! I said that
he had only to sustain the market, to
which he answered, 'I will keep it up.'
; wrote a letter to me, which I re
ceived in London, placing at my dis
posal twenty-five hundred shares to
sell at a minimum of 143, which, he
says in the letter, he does not consider
an adequate price, and which 1 reserve
the right to vary from advices by
"Now wiH it be believed that after
whispering such an assurance and
writing such a letter to his 'dear Mr.
Field,' 1 had hardly left the harbor of
.New York before he was selling right
and left ? He began selling that very
day, and in the next two days sold
1,500 shares, which he increased bv
constant sales to over 4,000. Was this
iptite the handsome thing for 'a great
statesman' to do to the man who had
offered to do him a service abroad ? If
liis object had heeij to injure the com
pany, or to injure me personally, he
could not have taken a more direct
means. I heard of this as soon as I
reached Queenstown. In London I
received such messages as these: 'Old
Barrel is selling out.' 'Cipher alley is
running.' Other large holders fol
lowed his example until the market
was demoralized and the etock went
down from 200 to 164. Of course this
was very mortifying, as it threw dis
grace on the company, for which 1 had
worked two years and in the success
of which I took great pride.
"Mr. Ti'den is careful to say that
he did not 'agree' not to sell my stock
in niy absence. My recollection dif
fers entirely from his. But even if he
had not in so many words, among
gentlemen an 'understanding' is as
binding as a formal 'agreement.' There
is an unwritten code of honor as sacred
as any legal statute, and that code re
quires that gentlemen, even if they he
not friends, when acting in a matter of
common interest, act openly and above
board, not hiding their intentions from
each other in order to get an advan
tage one of the other. One would
suppose that a man with whom Mr.
Tilden had been in close business re
lations for two years, and through
whom he had made a million of dol
lars, was entitled to the utmost frank
ness in a matter which concerned them
both. Instead of this he practised on
me a deception, and an intentional one.
I|e knew perfectly that if he had but
given mo the slightest intimation that
he might possibly think it better to
sell out while I was gone I should not
have troubled myself about him or his
stock. But of this he lisped not a
word. He kept me in the dark, and
did not show his hand till I was well
out ot the way. The concealment was
as bad as .f he had told a direct false
Mr. Field says that as ho holds all
his elevated railroad stock he is not a
loser by Mr. Tilden's conduct, but that
many other persons are.
Our Quostiou Box.
jjfettsrs, Editors —The answer to
the division question in the last week's
issue of the CITIZEN is 40,279,679.
This amount of men seems excessively
large, but is the only number that will
prove in accordance with the require
ments of the problem.
All persons that are doubtful about
$12.30 not being the correct answer to
the salary question can refer to Stod
dard's Practical Arithmetic, page 177,
Two boats leave a wharf at the
same time for the same point; it takes
one boat ten hours to reach it, and the
other boat sails live times as fast going
and ten times as fast returning; when
do they meet ?
I invest aud sell at a loss of 15 per
cent., invest the proceeds again, and
sell at a gain of 15 per cent.; do I gain
or lose, and how many percent?
Another solution of the division
question makes the number of men
the officer had, to be 2,519.
It Seems Impossible
That a remedy made of such common,
simple plants as Hops, Buchu, Man
drake, Dandelion, &c., should make so
many and such marvelous and won
derful cures as llop Bitters do, but
when old and young, rich and poor,
Pastor and Doctor, Lawyer and Edi-1
tor, all testify to having been cured by
them, vou must believe and try them
yourself, and doubt no longer. See .
other column. J
| TIUIL LIST FOIt NPFXiAL COURT—SIOX DAY. OCTOBER IS. 1579.
JVo., Tet •on i Tear. i Aitomqj Defendant's Attorney
<\ I\ »V->, I> c. I>7> M i> Mcttride Patrick McDritle Chester llullock et al IJ M Miller A Brother
iltj'y 2, June, 1.578 F M Kustinun Ahrain Hunt Nancy A llouk G W Fleeter
IC. P. 737, Det\ I>~> L Z Mitchell M.l H< ires * 1 A Hays ACoet al Bowser, Black et al
IC. I>. 11.x, Sent., l 7 -(' Walker Swum & et al .1 S Stauffer |L Mei^uistion
1 'J, I>'7.» Sullivan Bp'tiicrs >t.'|>hcn H Mci>rule Mcßride «& Lowry jP W Lowry
44 Jan'y, John M Miller vt Bro Edward M Bred in Washington Campbell jL Z Mitchell
"51 s, Oct. l % r*! McJunkin i'v Campbell Marshall Welch CB N\ iser ACo i same
" .'»7, June, 1577 G A «fc A T Hiack Robert (iilkey Abbott «k Shutt Thompson A Scott
44 23<>, " l>,*7 Thorny- i & \V W McC<»ril for use Thoma* Robinson, Adin'r John M Greer
44 i •«:, 44 1 >77 McCandless Jc Greer John W Storey John Williams et al 'McJunkin & Campbell
44 4" 1 >77 John M Greer K Mellon, Ex'r J B Shepherd, Ex'c Thompson A Scott
44 5 V i, 44 I>T7 same Peter Hutchison et al James Pierce et al G A «x A T Black
44 <;<> ', 44 1>77 McQuUtionand Mcßride Jeremiah Maloney A P Tanner L Z Mitchell
44 s Oct., IS77!G A «fc A T Black Johu L Reed * -Alexander and Mary Ilutchisou same
44 !»1, 44 John M Greer A C Itobb J C Knox et ux ,J N Purviance i
44 9'2, 44 1577 same A C Robb John II Neyman et ux , same
44 44 I - same A C Robb Sarah Knox same
44 f>4, 44 I*77j same A C Robb Rachel Johnson j same
44 7i>."», 44 I>77|, same John Greer T L Crowley et al J M Miller «fc Bro
44 74, JnnV Is7> S F Ilowser M Miller &Co !Joseph lUxleubaugh 1 same
" Marr'U, H7s Thontj. ou & Scott \\ < Adanis Poor district Fairview Borough John M Greer
44 I.TJ, June, l.s7> G A i A T Black Odd Fellows' Hall Ass'n, Bakerst'n J Fred ley et al same
i 44 17.'», 44 l v 7> Riddle and Lusk John Maizland Pari* I McMillan ;J P McJunkin
I 44 44 1 s;s McJunkin «k Campbell Walter Evans Theodore Huselton Reiber and Mitchell
I " 44 I>7>i Newton Black Matthew Morrow F S Huver J M Miller & Bro
A. RUBSSLL, Prothonotary,
DON'T YOU BUT YOUA
BOOTS & SHOES
I niil Von Have First Examined the Styles, Slock and Prices
8. C. HUSELTON'S.
; Ilis entire Fall anil Winter stock is just opening at very low figures. This
stoek is unusually large in Men's, Boys' and Youth's Kip and Calf
Boots, drain Napoleon Boots, Rubber Hoots, Brogans anil
Plow Shoes, Women's' Misses' and Children's
Calf and Kip (unlined) Shoes.
His Stock In Finer Lines is always large, embracing ail the Latest Novelties In Boots
and Shoes- Old Ladies' Warm Shoes a Specialty.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
9 jKATIIKK in"! I 'S MUXiS.
These goods are alj made by the very best manufacturers, and I
will guarantee them to give the best of satisfaction. Call and ex mine my
stock and prices.
I}. C. HUSELTON.
'West Paint Boiler Works
No. 13 Water Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FIRST PREMIUM STEAM
STILLS, TAKES and SHEET IROH WORK
Of alt descriptions to ordet on Shoit notke. Have on hand a large stock of
Now and Good Second Hand Boilers I
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
2F5-- 3^'ZXT3NTJtFa-OJtiJ, su««.«or f 0 watson & munroe.
Sot. Free by a Southern Jury.
DF.KAI.II, Miss., Sept. 12. TIN
Court in which is being tried the cast
of the State against Henry J. Gully
for the murder of Cornelia Chisholm,
having adjourned at 6 P. M. yesterday,
after an argument for the defense was
closed, that tli»: giejf juryman might
not become too much fatigued, con
vened this morning. The concluding
argument of Judge Morris was to the
effect that a conspiracy was formed to
kill Chisholm and Gilmer. The argu
ment traced the different steps of tin
conspiracy from the .i: r« tof Chisholm
and Gilmer d wn to their murder,
and Ihe killing uf C .rnelia Chishulm,
closing by alluding to the killing of
McClcllan as lie loft (lie jail, who had
been acting as one of the guards of
Chisholm, Kosenbmrii and Hopper in
the jail, and who ha 1 been discharged
by the Sheriff, the final wounding of
Chisholm as he came down the stair
way from the -ee.iic! floor of the jail
at the alarm of fire, at which time
Cornelia Chisi: /l:a was wounded, and
finally the declaration of defendant
soon afterwaud that they had done
what they came to do, and according
to one witness, the remark "If there is
any hanging to be done here is my
The counsel for the defense argued
that a crowd had assembled on that
occasion, armed simply to assist the
Sheriff to arrest the parties charged
with the murder of John Gulley, in
case they should resist, with no pre
vious design of conspiracy to take the
life of anyouc; that the riot broke
forth upon the shooting of Gilmer by a
hot-blooded young man, and that the
older men were unable to quell the
excitement; that the defendant had no
gun at the time that Chisholm was
shot, and that he invoked the crowd,
when just about to shoot at Chisholm,
to leave the jail and go away. Judge
Morris closed his argument for the
prosecution at half-past ten o'clock this
morning. The case was given to the
jury, and in less than half an hour they
returned a verdict of "not guilty."
During the week of the trial a large
crowd has been in attendance, but per
fect order and quiet has prevailed.
A Valuable Book,
Entitled "Plain Home Talk anil Medical Com
mon Sense," l>y 1 1. !:. KOOTI:, M. 1)., can be
hail at Ilcincmiin's, Butler, Pa. It treats of
the cause and prevention of all kinds ot' dis
ease, our social relation.-, e;e.
SPECIALTIES in woolens at William
Aland's Merchant Tailoring establishment not
to be hail elsewhere in the county.
|0 trreoted by Ot. WIIAON MUXES <FC BBO.]
BUTRKK —Good 14 cents V tt>.
I!ACON Plain sngar eared bams 10 ets. V lb;
shoulders, H : sides, 7
B£ASB— White, i1.25v5i1.50 V busli,
CuicKES*—2s tu .'ill i t.-, per pair.
CuiiKsi'.—lo et» V ll'.
CoilN Ml'.At,—2cts V It".
C.VI.F SKINS —DDC'E-IL T L lb.
Fisn—Mackeral, nw, kills 70c ; > 4 ' bbls..
81.40; } j bbls.. *2.s'i.
Fixicn —Wheat, f!fcii'> V bbl. sack it^fl.so.
GRAIN— OatH,3O cts V lobe!: corn 4'J ; wheat
*1 ; rye 45 cents ; bueUwhoat, 30.
HONEY -15 cts. "t- lb.
LAW — OC V lb. Tallo», 11(5.7.
LRATKC.U—SoIo 'iHttp-Q C'N. lb.; uppor <*2.50
MS a Hide : ki( 60c u9 to . lb.
MOLASSES— 6O>IiOc i'ga'luu. Syrup, 4Q@ Uoc,
ONIONS— 4Oc. "T" bush
POTATOES—2S '*> 35c. T' bimbol.
BCOAB— Yellow 7(?"'<c.; white '..'@loc. V lb.
B.U.T—No. 1, 41-25 ei barrel.
BILLINGS LEY McCANDLESS Sept. :i,
IS7II, at the house of the officiating minister,
Rev. A. W. Lawrence, Mr. Roliert Billingsley,
of New Hop.-, and Miss Mary McCandless, of
Pleasant Valley, all of Ibis county.
PI'.TKRS —81..\<K—.Same date, same place
and by same, Mr. Henry Peters and Miss Julia
Black, all of Pleasant Valley, this county.
Pl'.TKItS —BI.AI 'K—-Sr.nie date, same place
and by same, Mr. Henry Peters and Miss Julia
Black, all of Pleasant Valley, this county.
1) K IT IIS. _____
®l BABTLEY Sep! 8,1879, In this place, Mr*.
; Nuucv, wife of Mr. William Hartley, aged 78
>• I -ni r :i_
J' A FiIKK BOOK of nearly 100 largo octavo
' pages for lbs' sr. K. Full of valuable notes on
j I Scrofula; Di-cascs of the Breathing Organs;
1 | ilis,as. i of Mea; Diseases of Women; Aches
' : and Pains; Heart froubles; ami a great va
* j riety of Ciin wk' Diseases, with evidence
e I ihat in most cases these diseases are curable.
0 ' Sent for one stamp. Address
i MURRAY HILL PUB. CO.,
e No. 12*.) E. 2Sth street. N. Y.
|j. This disease like many others is regarded
ij as incurable. It is not so. If it is taken in
f time it is as easily cured as a wart or a corn,
il . We know very well that it is a fearful disease
1 I and will eat away until it destroys life, that
' i is if it is neglected, but if it is attended to
j j when it first makes its appearance, or soon
, after, there is no trouble in eradicating it
1 | from the system. Persons will have to l>e here
t during part of the treatment, consequently
L! there is no use writing to me for information
' whether it can be cured without my seeing the
case. I also treat with success, Rupture, Piles,
Fistula, Ulcers, Ulcerated legs, \ aricose \eins,
I Varicocol*Tumors, Hydrocele, and every form
t of Skin Disc.>sc.
Dr. Keyssr, 240 Penn Avenue,
j Opposite Christ's Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.
II Notice is hereby given that tliere will be nn
i! election held tor officers ot the Glade Mill Mu
„ taal Fire Insurance Company, at the School
lionsc :tt Glade Mill, on Saturday. September
3 27 1879. JACOB HUTCH MAN, Secy.
' Bv virtue of an order obtained in the District
0 Court of the United States for the Western ,
B District of Pennsylvania, there will be exposed
to public sale at 2 o'clock, P. M., the 7th dav of
s October, A I». 1X7!). at the store house formerly
B occupied by Oxley A Week*. Petrol ia, ltutler
r eounty. Pa., the books and book accounts of
(.aid Oxlev A Weeks, bankrupts.
' B. DOUGHERTY.
B aepl7-3t Assignee of Oxley A Weeks. |
M*U«e ExU I —rdl—ry I
Persons desiring to have their Old Furniture '
repaired, or New Work maile to order, such as I
Music Stands. Book Cases. Wardrobes, Otfiee t
Desks, Office Tables. Ac.woulddo well to call on f
' a. II WILSON, practical cabinet maker. I hold 1
'!• that a piece of furniture uia.!e bv band is worth
two made by machinery, and will cost but little
" more,if ativ. Then whv not have hand matte. All
work made in the latest styles and of the best
material. I guarantee entiro satisfaction in
1 style, workmanship and price. Give roe a call.
t Shop on Miitliu street, four doors we»t of Main c
street, and opposite A. Troutuian's, Butler, Pa. c
. sepl7-lv 1
Ladies' and Geuls'
. ID 1 3>rI2STC3- ROOMS, J
' No. 07 Fourth Aveuue, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Branbaa* has the reputation of being the 1
leading caterer ol that city He waa for a nam- 11
her ol years connected with the leading rostau- "
rants of Krauee and Germ my. also superintend- I
cut ol tlie culinary department of the Motion- '
guliela Mouse <il Pittsburgh for the past two *
* years. Our readers when in the city should ■
stop iu and get their dinner ; it will cost ouly '
' :15 cents and will always be the beat the market '■
' ..(lords. The cooking is superintended by Mr. t
Brunhaua iu person. Also meals on tbe K u ro- -■
pcan plan, sepl7-2m j
The undersigned hereby give notice that on t
Monday, August 11,1 S7'.», the partnership which t
had existed between them in the Hoot and Shoe
business, under the firm name ol illckcl A e
Bull, was dissolved by mutual consent. /
sc P 3 ALBERT RUFF.
Whereas my wile, Mary Jane, did, on the
, 25th day of August, 1870, leave my bed and I
board without ju«t cause or provocation, 1 | I
hereby notify II persons not to harbor or trust , ■
l.er on niv .u-eonti 1 , as I will pay no bills con- j
, i traded by her. WILLIAM BODDY.
j fccptU-ol I
RARE CHANCE FOR
The underpinned will offer for public fa!e, at
his store on Jefferson street, Butler, Pa., ou
Tuesday, Kept. :t«, 1879,
A LAHOE LOT OP
Hard and Soft Coal Heating aud
TINWARE, TABLE CUTLERT,
FIKE IRONS, ORATE FRONTS,
WOOD AND JAPANNED WARE,
BASKETS, TILE, CHIMNEY TOPS,
. FLUE AND SEWER PIPE,
and a ereut variety of article* usually kept in a
first-class House Furnishing store.
Sale to eoutiuue until all is sold.
scpli-Jt JOS. ROCKENSTEIN.
Don't You Do It!
DON'T BE SO FOOI.ISH AS TO BUY
AN OLD STVLE
No matter bow great its name, or how loud
Its pretensions, when for less
money you eaa yet
The Best Invented
as well as
The Latest Improved,
' THE SELK-THUEADINQ
The only Machine made which has
Shuffle, Take-Up and Tensions
Entirety Self- Threading.
The DAUNTLESS also makes the most perfect
Loek•Stitch, has the mosi ingenious sepa
rate Bobbin-Winder, largest Arm Space
and Wide Feed, Km plest Mechan
ism, most stylish Furniture,
Handsomest Plating and Ornamentation in
It Sews Anything 1 It Beat- Everything! 1
It Pleases Everybody !!!
fgpSewing Machine Dealers everywhere will
fluil it to their interest to order the Dauntless,
and grt Factory Prices. For terms, territory,
<tec., apply to The Dauntless Manufacturing
Com pa uv, Norwalk, 'Jhio, or to
L. M. BLAGLE,
jylti-Om East Brady, Clarion Co., Pa.
William RobiniOU VH J. I. Robinson. In tho
Court ot Common Pleas o! Butler county,
E. I). N.. 10', Sept. Term, 1879.
Sept 3, 1879, on petition ol' W. A. Lewis, the
Sheriff ordered to pay the bid or money arising
from the sale of the property within described
or referred to, into Court, to abide the further
order ot tin- Court ill the premises, and T. C.
Campbell, Esq , is appointed Auditor to make
distribution thereof when so paid into Court,
ro and among those entitled thereto according
to law, and report, «&e. BY THE COURT.
All person * interested will take notice th*t I
w ill attend to the duties ol the above appoint
ment at my otliee in Butler, l'a., on Friday,
Sept. 20, 18*1), at 2 o'clock, P. M . wheu aud
where they can attend If they so desire,
sej llOtd T. C. CAMPBELL, Auditor.
Real Estate Agency.
W 8. BOYD him opeued a Real Estate ofHee
in the Vogclev House, Butler, Pa., where all
descriptions of Farms, (louses, Lots, Western
L'lnds, and heavy Timber Lands in Jcilerson
county, Pa., arc lor sale. Any person wishing
to buy will please call and examine his Regis
ter of properties. Best kiml ol securities for
sale. Bonds, Mortgages on Real Estate. Money
loaned.ou first class mortgages. |selo 3m
E. D- No. 44, Dec. Term, 1879. M. N. Miles,
By vutuc of a writ of Levari Facias, issued
out oi the Court ol Common Picas ol Butler
county, and to me directed, there will he ex
posed to Public Sale ou the pictures, in the
borough of Petrolia, Butler county, Pa.,ou
Thursday, September 25th, 1879,
at 1 o'clock, P. M., the tollowlng described
property, to wit:
All that certain leasehold estate situate iu the
borough ol Petrolia, llut'er county. Pa., being
a part ol the Reno Real Estate farm, bounded
and described as follows : Being lot No. 83 as
per pluu of lots on railroad made by John W.
Wick, aud bounded on the north by Main
street, east by Railroad street, south by lot iNo.
140 aud west by lot No. 84, being 22 leet on
Main street aud 40 feel on RailroaJ street (2Jx
40), corner lot over Bear creek ; together with
the crtaiu tv-o-siory building erected thereon, •
22x40 feet excepting and reserving the room
fronting on Main street, first floor, cxteudlug
hack from Main street ten feet, tbcncc toward
Railroad street to end occupied by John Uill
for term ot origiual lease, to have and to bold
the said premises, with the appurtenances, unto
the said second party, bis heirs and assigus, Ac.
Seized aud taken in execution as the prop
erty ol James Hart at the suit of John Dill,
WM. 11. HOFFMAN, Shenll.
Sheriff's Office, Butler, Sept. 8, 1879.
(Iu old CJarn SykcH Gallery,)
deell-ly BUTLER, PA.