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JOHN H. *TwTC. NE6LEY. PBOP'BS.
Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
FOR PRESIDENT, 1880,
Hon. JAMES G. BLAINE,
*»-Tbe choice of Pennsylvania, subject to
tbe decision of Republican National Conven
tion. This 126 th Pa.) district practically unan
imous and instructed for him.
"I wfeh to speak for the millions of all political
warties. and in their naui<* to declare that the Re
public rau*t strong enough, and shall be strong
enough, to protect tne weakest of its citizens in
all tbeir rights.' JAMES G. Bunr*.
Republican State Nominations.
FOE JUDGE BUPREME COURT,
Hon. Henry Green,
OF SOUTHAMPTON COCNTY.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
Hon. John A. Lemon,
or BLAIB COCXTY.
The members of the Republican Executive
Committee arc requested to meet in the Arbi
tration Room, in the borough of Butler, on
BATMDAY, THE 24TH INST., at 1 o'clock p.
11., for the purpose of 6xing the time for hold
ing the primary election, and of attending to
such other bminesa M mav properly come be
fore it. THOMXB ROBINSON,
A. L. CRAIG, »Chairman.
WM. C. NKOLKT, > -
By the above tbe members of the
present County Committee will see
that they are called to come together
again on next Saturday week, 24th
inst. We hope that every member of
tbe Committee will be present. The
time for tbe Primary election this year
has to be fixed and tbe candidates and
all Republicans are interested in know
ing when it will be. Other matters
of mnch importance to tbe party in
this county may come before the Com
mittee. We are entering upon another
Presidential election and one that may
test the strength of oar institutions.
Tbe success of tbe Republican party
is a necessity. How important then
that tbe will of its people be respected.
In no other way can we hope for suc
cess. Let there be a full County
Committee meeting therefore on the
24th to consider tbe situation.
EVKKT day makes it more plain that
Mr. Blaine is the popular favorite.
THE County Commissioners are kept
busy jast now in hearing appeals from
the tax assessments of this year.
THE feeling that the sentiment of
the people should determine tbe presi
dential choice is steadily growing.
m* m ■»"
THE time for the Republican pri
maries will be fixed at tbe Committee
meeting on tbe 24th of this month.
A PROPOSITION is before Congress
providing for a commission of engi
neers to inquire into the feasibility of a
ship canal to connect Lake Erie with
either the Ohio or the Waliash River.
THE Democratic members of the
Exodus Committee have become so
disgusted with the result of the inquiry
that they have resolved to wind it up
as soon as possible and let the matter
drop. Probably no report will be
made on the subject.
WE are under obligations to Rev.
Robert A. Edwards, of Phila
delphia, for a pamphlet copy of
bis eloquent sermon, delivered Feb.
22, 1880, to the first Regiment Infan
try National Guard of Pebitsyfrania
and veteran Corps, First Regiment, as
ALL appearances indicate, to the
Delaware County Gazette , that "the
name of the distinguished ex-President,
General Grant, will shortly be with
drawn, and that all factions will con
centrate on Blaine as the only man who
can poll tbe entire vote of the great
CONTESTS in the National Republi
can Convention promise to be as thick
as leaves in Vallambrosia. Even Utah
sends a contesting delegation, but in
the end there is no doubt that justice
wdl be done and that tbe people, as
they will be represented by their dele
gates, will triumph.
THE Easton Free Press thinks that
"with everyday the prospects of Blaine
and the Republican party brighten, be
cause, with Blaine as our standard
bearer, defeat for the party is out of
the question. His candidacy will, on
tbe other hand, insure what may be
termed an electrical canvass which will
end in a brilliant and decisive victory,
giving the Republicans the next Presi
dent and a majority in the lower House
of the next Congress sure."
Wheat Crop Promising.
We have inquired of our farmers
from all parts of this county, and the
very general reply is that the wheat
in tbe ground never looked better than
it does this year. It is green and
looks bealthv, having none of that
sickly, yellowish appearance of last
year and the year before, caused, it
was supposed, by the fly, which it is
said is not now infesting the wheat
very much We therefore have reason
to hope for a good crop of wheat this
harvest. The only trouble is that
there is not enough wheat sown in
this county, and much that is is put in
poor ground. The consequence is
that our millers have been buying and
bringing into the county wheat from
abroad. Tbia should not be. This
county should raise wheat to sell
•broad, and npt to boy. Let our farm
ers, around Butler particularly, take a
Aw start in raising wheat, and we
will always have something then to
bring money here.
' REPUBLICAN County Committee
jptftiAf <rn litk.
Wm. H. Kemble, who plead guilty
gome weeks ago at Harrisburg to the
charge of corrupt solicitation of mem
bers of the last Legislature, was ar
rested in Philadelphia on Monday last,
and taken to Harrisburg. It is claimed
by his friends, however, that his re
turn is voluntary. If taken back under
arrest we do not see bow Judge Pear
eon can admit him to bail, as in the
cases of Rumberger and the others,
who voluntarily appeared.
"WE learn that J. I>. McJuukin,
Esq., of Butler, is prominently spoken
of as a Republican nominee for Con
gress in Butler county. He is a safe
man. His good judgment, candor,
ability and experience well qualify him
for the position, and his old constitu
ents in Venango would be gratified to
learn of his nomination and election,
believing that both he and the people
of his district would be honored there
We find the above in the enango
Citizen of last week, the oldest Re
publican paper in Venango county.
Mr. McJunkin resided in that county
some years ago, and while there was
chosen by the Republicans to serve
them in the Legislature for three suc
cessive years. The above compliment
therefore paid him comes from a peo
ple who know him and who learned to
appreciate his merits both as a repre
sentative and as an honest man. We
notice in several other of our ex
changes favorable mention made of
his candidacy for Congress in this dis
The Republicans of Connecticut held
their State Convention last Wednes
day. According to a custom which
dates back nearly to the time of the
Saybrook Platform, every city, town
and hamlet sent representatives, thus
bringing into full play the great diver
sity of opinion in the party in regard
to Presidential candidates. The best
information from all sources shows
that of the twelve delegates to Chi
cago five prefer Blaine, four are for
Edmunds, and three for Wasburne. It
is possible that Grant is the second
choice of one, while in some remote
contingency Sherman might get one.
But, according to the best estimate of
the intelligent correspondent of the
New York Times, whose leanings to
ward Grant are plainly perceptible, the
following is a correct statement:
Blaine 5 Grant 0
Waxhburae 3 Total 12
Four of the New England States
have now spoken. The tally stands
Rlaine 27 Washhurne 3
Edmunda 14 Grant 0
Massachusetts and New Hampshire
will hold their Conventions at an early
day. When the returns are all in.
Grant may have obtained five or six of
the eighty delegates that stalwart New
England will send to Chicago.
BhenanffO and Allegheny.
A - 11. Steele, formerly of this city,
and well known here, has been elected
President of the Shenango k Alle
gheny R. R. and Mercer Mining k
Manufacturing Co. Mr. Steele is a
man of experience in railroad matters,
having held several very important
official trusts of like character, in all
of which be proved himself an efficient
officer. He is yet a young man, and
with the ability and perseverance
which be possesses he will no doubt
make bis mark in the important place
now assigned him by the N. Y. P. k
O. R. R. Co.
The following board of directors
has been chosen: R. B. Roosevelt,
Jas. T Blair, F. H. Oliphant, A. G.
Egbert, T. H. Wells and S. Burke.
The report does not so state, but
there is no doubt that J. T. Blair, the
Superintendent for many years, will
be retained. His place could not be
easily filled.— Meadville Republican,
There is an impression among many
of our citizens that under the recent
act of Assembly, township and bor
ough auditors should meet to audit the
account of township and borough of
ficers on the second Monday in April,
as heretofore. This is a mistake. The
auditors will meet this year on the
fecond Monday of April, but after this
year, under the act of June 4th, 1879,
they will meet on the second Monday
of March. The accounts of school di
rectors and school treasurers will be
audited on the first Monday of June.
The terms of all township officers
elected at the recent election, except
school directors and Justices of the
Peace, will commence on the first Mon
day of April, and end on the first Mon
day of March, 1881, giving them only
eleven months in office.
The Vote in Great Britain.
LONDON. April 7.—The net gain of
the Liberals is now 65 seats. The vote
of the two parties 60 far cast, as com
pared with 1874, is as follows :
Liberal 910,000 1,238,000
Couiervati ve 7 98,000 • 908,U00
Liberal majority 112,000 330,000
LONDON, April 12.—Up to this
time 400 constituencies have been
heard from, which have returned 3UB
Liberals, 230 Conservatives and 52
Home Rulers. The total number of
votes polled thus far is 1,525,000 Lib
eral and 1,141,000 Conservative, show
ing a gain of 401,000 Liberal and 118,-
000 Conservative votes.
Splendid Crop Prospects.
CINCINNATI, April s. —Reports from
a large numt»er of points in Ohio, In
diana and Kentucky, upon the condi
tion of the wheat crop and prospects
for fruits, state that from 10 to 20 per
cent, greater acreage of wheat was
sown in 1879 than the previous year,
and that everywhere except some parts
of Northwestern Ohio and Central and
Northern Indiana the prospects are
good for an unusually fine yield. As
to fruit the reports are almost uniform
that there will be an advance of all
kinds unless injured hereafter by the
The Latest Census News.
Supervisor Richmond has received
bis commission at last, and has for*
warded to Washington his plan of di
viding the territory in his district
When this is approved, if it is ap
proved, he will nominate the enumera
tors, but be will not announce his nom
inations until they are confirmed or re
jbfeMJwrn&t Jfrtl & ,
UtitUt (Exki&tn: Utttlett Spirit 14* t880»
Ccate on County.
THE SUPREME COURT OBJECTS TO'TIIE
MUCH ABUSED PROVISION FOR PILING
THE COBTS ON THE COUNTY IN ALU
CASES AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
Below we publish the facts of an
important case, with the final opinion
of the Supreme Court. The question
which it settles is of vital importance
to the tax-pavers of all the counties of
the State, relieving the county from
the pavment of justices and constables
costs in all cases of summary convic
tion of offenders before Justices of the
Peace where the convicts are discharg
ed without the payment of costs, un
less the Act of Assembly under which
they are tried and convicted requires
the county to pay them, or so-ue other
Act imposes the responsibility on the
LAFAYETTE BARE VS. CRAWFORD CO.
And now, May 22, 1879, it is hereby
agreed by and between the parties, that
an amicable action be entered on the
records in the above court, and that the
following case be stated for the opin
ion of the court in the nature of a
The plaintiff in this case is an act
ing Justice of the Peace in the 4th
Ward of the citv of Meadville. That on
the 4th of March, 1879, one Elmer
Stebbins was brought before him,
charged with violation of the Act of
Assembly, "For the prevention of tres
passing upon railway trains and con
sequent injury to minors and other per
sons." Approved March 24, 1878, P. L.
125. That the said defendant was con
victed before him, sentenced to pay a
fine of five dollars and costs, and to be
imprisoned in the county jail for the
term of ten davs, and the defendant re
fusing to pay said penalty the said
Justice committed him as by Act of
That upon the expiration of time of
imprisonment in said sentence men
tioned. the said defendant was dis
charged by the Sheriff of said county
bv direction of the County Commis
sioners without fine or costs being paid
by said convict.
" That the plaintiff in this case has de
manded his proper costs to be paid out
of the county funds, and that the Com
missioners of said county refused so to
pay for the reason that the act raises
no obligation upon the county to pay
any costs in such cases.
If the court should be of the opinion
that the county of Crawford is liable
for said costs, that judgment be enter
in favor of plaintiff, but if not, judg
ment to be entered for the defendant.
Costs of suit to follow judgment, each
party reserving the rigLt to sue out a
writ of error.
MYRON PARK DAVIS,
Att'y for Plaintiff.
Att'y for Co. Comm'rs.
The Court below, on the case stated,
entered judgment for the plaintiff,
holding that in such a case the county
was liable, whereupon the Couuty Com
missioners took out a writ of error to
the Supreme Court, and last Novem
ber the case was fully argued by the
Commissioners' attorney, Thos. Rhod
dy, Esq. On January 5, 1880, the
opinion of the Court, finding for the
county, was delivered by Justice
OPINION OF COURT.
The opinion of the Court was deliv
ered at Philadelphia Jan. sth, 1880, by
For prosecution of trespassers upon
railway trains it has been enacted that
the trespasser, upou conviction before
a Justice of the Peace, shall forfeit and
pay a penalty of not less than five dol
lars nor more than fifteen, and be com
mitted to the county jail for a period
not exceeding ten days ; but if he neg
lect to pay the penalty and costs im
mediately", he shall be committed for a
further ten days.—Act March 25, 1878;
P. L. 125. Punishment at hard labor is
not authorized. That has not provided
that the county shall pay the costs, if
the convicted trespasser be lawfully
discharged without having paid the
To recover tbe costs accrued iu a
criminal proceeding it is necessary to
show a statute obliging the county to
pay, aud when this cannot lie done an
action against the county roust fail. It
is said the plaintiff may recover by vir
tue of a clause in tbe 04th section of
tbe Act of March 31, iB6O ; P. L. 445,
namely, "that in all cases of convic
tion all costs shall be paid by the par
ty convicted, but when such party shall
have been discharged according to law
without payment of costs, the costs of
prosecution shall be paid by the coun
ty." That section is a part of the crim
inal procedure act, and is a consolida
tion of sections 11 and 15 of the act of
September 23, 1791. 4 Carey k Bio
ren's Laws 80, see. 1 of the act of Mar.
20 1797, 5 Id. 224, and see. 13 of the
act of March 28. 1814, P. L. 329. The
act 1791, sec. 13, declared that the
county should pay tbe costs on indict
ments returned ignoramus, and the act
of 1797 imposes like obligations when
a party charged should IK; acquitted
by the petit jury. Later acts made the
provisions in all cases of such acquit
tal apply to felonies only. The act of
1 791, sec. 15, enacted "that in all cases
where *ny person shall be convicted of
anv offenses which shall be punished
capitally or by imprisonment at hard
labor, the county shall pay the costs of
prosecution, if the defendand hath not
property to pay the same." Prior to
1860 it was decided that ihe county
was liable under that section, for costs
on conviction and sentence of a person
before a Justice of Peace, for an offense
punishable at hard labor; but not un
less the conviction and sentence show
ed tbe case was within said act. County
Northampton vs. West; 4 Carey 173;
county of Cumberland vs. Holcomb ;
12 Carey 349. The act 1814, Bee. 13,
enacted "that in case of conviction in
any court of Oyer and Terminer,
Quarter Sessions or Mayor's Court, all
costs shall be paid by the convicted, but
when such parties shall have been dis
charged according to law without pay
ment of costs, the same shall be paid
by the county."
Section 64 of the act of 18(>0 on its
face applies to costs on bills of indict
ment ; it is part of an act directing the
procedure in courts of Oyer and Termi
ner, and Quarter Sessions, and said
act is silent as to convictions and costs
before Justices. The clause relied on
as making tbe county reliable for this
and like cases is taken from tbe act of
1841, which was limited to tbe courts
therein named. Nothing in tbe report
of the Code Commissioners indicated a
purpose to extend tbe liability of the
county to convictions before Justices,
and we see no reason for taking a
clause out of a sentence, which consti
tutes this section, and giviug it a con- j
ft woyfl yet » Jte projx* J
place. The detached clause may be
separated without destroying its sense,
but it must be interpreted as in its
true relation. It may lie within the in- .
tendment of the consolidated statute to .
continue tbe liability which was im- j
posed by the act of 1791, but rnani
festly there was no intention to include
cases of conviction before Justices,
punishable only by imprisonment.
County Commissioners have no
power to discharge a prisoner or remit
fines, forfeitures, and costs. If courts
have sanctioned their acts in paying
costs out of county funds, where a par
ty was committed solely in default of
payment of costs, that does not author
ize their interference where there has
been a conviction and sentence for a
criminal offense. A Judge considers
the pecuniary ability of the party when
he imposes the fine and often makes
the period of imprisonment shorter l>e
cause of the probability that the con
vict will remain, after its expiration,
the prescribed time before he can be
discharged under the insolvent laws.
Schwaumble vs. the Sheriff. 10 Harris
18 ; Berks Co. vs. Pile, 0 Harris 493
Stebbins was not discharged accordiug
to law, and tbe plaintiff' could not re
cover eveu if tbe county were liable in
such a case, after a lawful discharge
without payment of costs.
Judgment reversed and now on the
case stated judgment for defendant be
LONDON, April 11.—A Burmah cor
respondent says Maudaley astrologers
maintain that, in order to remove evil
influences, great propitiatory sacrifice
is requisite. Victims will be taken
from all ranks to the number of 400.
Tbe priests contribute 100, the remain
der men, women aud children Many
arrests have been made to secure a
sufficient number for victims to be
selected from. The priests, who have
hitherto enjoyed immunity from sac
rifice, are quitting Mandaley in great
numbers. Tbe Catholic Convent was
entered to procure victims from among
the girls there, but the attempt was
frustrated. The internal condition of
the country is most unsatisfactory.
The people" while seeing the folly of
King Theebaw's acts, are helpless to
effect a change.
A dispatch from Rangoon reports
that 700 men, women, boys, girls,
priests and foreigners have been
burned alive under the towers of the
city walls, as a sacrifice fo-the restora
tion of the King's health. The panic
in Mandaley is frightful, and hundreds
of people are leaving tbe city. The
King's illness is said to be leprosy.
CONGRESS, which has been unusu
ally dull and stupid during the last
three or four months, is beginning to
arouse itself from its lethargy and to
become alive to the obligations it owes
the country. A few days ago one hon
orable member attempted to fasten the
charge of bribery and corruption upon
an equal honorable and illustrious col
league, and last Wednesday a distin
guished statesman from the great
Northwest, with the vigor born of tbe
prairies, repeatedly denounced a meek
aud modest member from the East as
a "liar." Considering that the spring
has just opened aud that we have not
had more than a mere suggestion of
warm weather, this is an exceedingly
promising beginning. By the middle of
June, when the heat of the sun and
the caloric of the political campaign
shall have fairly set in, lively times
may be expected in the House of Rep
AT Fond du Lac, in the State of
Wisconsin, last Wednesday, Sing Yan
naturalized American citizen, cast his
first vote. Some timid persons look on
this bequeued, smiling Sing Yan, as
he glides up to tbe polls, with dislike,
fearing lest he may presently multiply
a thousand and a million fold, get the
balance of power, crowd out the native
politicians as be has crowded out the
San Francisco washerwomen, get up
Presidential booms for this or that
favorite mandarin, introduce the study
of Confucius into the public schools,
and play the mischief with our insti
tutions generally. Meanwhile Sing
Yan drops his ballot into tbe box, as
should all Chinamen who reside in
IT may be of interest to men who
have been appointed census enumera
tors to know that the lists are subject
to approval or rejection by Superin
tendent Walker. To secure favorable
action the names selected must be ac
companied to Washington by the rec
ommendation of several citizens of
the district to the effect that the nom
inees are men of intelligence, honest,
and of good standing in the commu
nity in which they live.— Erie Dis
THE Supreme Court of this State
has decided that a landlord and tenant
can agree to dissolve their relationship,
no matter for what length of time the
permises were leased, and this is bind
ing on both parties without any mem
orandum of writing, if the tenant gives
up possession and the landlord ac
Anybody But Grant.
WASHINGTON, April 11. — Hon. Wil
liam Heilmun, of Indiana, whose na'me
is prominently mentioned in connec
tion with the Republican nomination
for Governor of that State, declares
that the Republicans can carry Indiana
next fall by 20,000 majority with any
candidate except Grant. He feels con
vinced that the Republican Germans of
Indiana will not support Grant.
Mrs. Partington Says :
"Don't take any of the quack ros
trums, as they are regimental to the |
human cistern ; but put your trust in
Hop Bitters, which will cure general
dilapidation, costive habits and all
comic diseases. They saved Isaac
from a severe extract of tripod fever.
They are tbe ne pus unum of medi
cines.— Boston Globe.
The Oil Market.
OIL CITY, April 9.—The market has
been wild with excitement to-day, the
sales being larger than ever liefore in
the history of the trade. Ft opened at
81 jc., and"closed at 78jc.. the extremes
of the day. Sales, 1,400,000 barrels;
shipments, 17,800 barrels; charters,
NEW CASTLE, PA., April 11.—The;
Republican County Executive Commit- ;
tee vesterdav, bv a vote of two to one, '
passed a resolution protesting against
tbe renomination of Graut for Presi-
Uupt sad SboHeaborger fur Ovugrote- i
April 3, 1880.
Jon.v H. NEGLEV— Sir: I enclose
you one dollar and fifty cents for the
CITIZEN, another year in advance.
Times appear to l»e storming in politi
cal matters, but keep the stone rolling
and it will come all right.
About this time a year ago we re
ceived a similar letter from the above
much respected and venerable friend,
and take this way of letting him know
his favor came duly to hand.
Letter from Kansas.
BROOKVILLE, Saline Co., Kansas,)
March 20, 1880. »
Editors Citizen —ln answer to tbe
many inquiries relative to the society,
the climate, wheat growing and stock
raising, and the advantages afforded
for making money in the State of
Kansas, a few facts might be fitting,
not only to tbe general reader, but to J
those more directly interested.
The attention of the entire East for
the two years past has been directed
to the West—Kansas and Colorado.
Notwithstanding the bulk of society is
formed of the best men and women of
the East, well educated and refined,
whom better days have dawned upon,
full of energy and enterprise, bright
with hope, endeavoring to rise to their
former station in life or enhance their
present comforts by more and valuable
acquisitions, yet there are some among
us who are a blight to any community.
Men from the ranks of every profes
sion, whose early training has received
its finishing touch at some well-recog
uized college or university, here cast
aside their professional airs and exper
iment on the nobility and dignity of
manual labor. This class of men are
! getting rich, some by raising stock
and others by wheat growing.
From the Missouri river west we
have a gradual rise until it reaches
several thousand feet above tidewater.
These plains were formerly known as
the Wide Sandy Deserts. Our lands
consist of three distinct classes :
Beautiful valleys, from one to ten
miles wide, alongside the beautiful
crystal streams, belted with fine tim
ber, such as walnut, oak, cottonwood
and alum, sufficient for fuel for many
years. These valley lands are a black
muck sail, varying from oue foot to
two feet in depth, and very fertile.
Then we have table lauds, that rise
from ten to thirty feet higher, void of
timber, and a sandy black muck soil,
given to drouth more than our valleys,
but first-class wheat lands. These
lands are covered with buffalo grass
anil prairie blue grass.
Last, but not least, are our bluff
lands, rising to the height of four or
five hundred feet, broken and undu
lated with fine little streams of water
running down almost from the sum
mits. Every description of rock can
be found on our bluffs in great abund
ance, including fine magnesia, lime,
sandstone, stone coal and iron ore.
These lands afford good pasture for
cattle and horses at all seasons. The
air is light and pure.
Our springs are early and winters
short, and mud is almost unknown in
in any portiou of Kansas Summer is
not oppressive with beat, nor are our
winters very cold. This winter we
had three cold days before Christmas,
and about one week of cold weather
in this month..
In conclusion, I would say to my
many correspondents not to come to
Kansas as many do, anticipating a
fortune to be picked up at once by get
ting these Government lands for almost
nothing, and sailing through this world
on a bed of ease. First, you must
have money enough to keep yourself
and family for at least one year, and
enough to buy a team. Farming is
done here almost entirely by machin
ery. We cut our cereals with the
headers and self-binders, sow with the
drills, and plow with gang plows, so
that hired labor is almost dispensed
with altogether. Our buildings are
put up generally of rough, undressed
rock, so that a man cannot depend on
his labor only by improving a home
Our winter is now over, the weather
fine, the grass is commencing to look
green, prairie clover is in full bloom,
the wheat crop is very promising, with
a very lage acreage sown. Emigration
has commenced pouring in, the white
w agon sheets cau be seen daily jour
neying westward, aud every train of
passenger coaches is packed full. Still
there is room for thousands more.
R. A. IIAZLETT.
Editors Citizen —Allow me through
the columns of your pa|>er to inform
its readers of the pleasant closing ex
ercise of winter term of school No. 3
Concord township, taught by Miss
Kate Hilliard. School opened at 9a.
m., the forenoon exercise consisted of
the regular recitations of the school,
all of which gave evidence that the
labors of the teacher had been highly
appreciated by her pupils. Then fol
lowed addresses by Emery, Campbell
and Russell, after which according to
previous arrangements all present par
took of a bountiful repast prepared by
the young ladies of the school, which
was neither last nor least among the
many enjoyable exercises of the day.
Dinner being over, order was called
bv the teacher.
The audience was then entertained
by recitations, declamations, itc., from
tbe school, in a manner calculated to
impre.-s upon all present, tin; interest
and zeal of teacher and scholars, dur
ing the past live months.
Remarks from Mr. Fithiau and
A beautiful cake was then presented
to the teacher by her pupils, as a token
of gratitude for tbe love she had shown
them ami tbe interest she had taken
iu their improvements.
Tbe following resolutions were
Resolved, That we, tbe parents, re
turn our sincere thanks to Miss Kate
Hilliard, for the interest she has man
ifested in the welfare of our children
during the past winter.
Resolved , That the proceedings of
this meeting be sent to the county
papers for publication.
Closed by singing "Shall we Gather
at the River."
March 30th. W. G. R.
"PENNSYLVANIA is more of a unit,"
savs the West Chester Republican,
"than before the Harrisburg Couven-
ttepubumu « naididai«» (
We ari' authorized to make the following
announcements, subject to Primary Election in
this county. The names appear in alphabeti
J. D. McJUNKIN, ESQ., Butler.
A. L. CAMPBELL, ESQ., Petrolia
Dk. S. D. PELL, Millers town.
WILLIAM P. BP.AHAM, Mercer township.
THOMAS HAYS, Fairview borough.
Dr.. W.M. IRVINE, Forward township.
WM. M. MARSHALL, Forward tp., farmer.
It. P. StOTT, ESQ., Butler.
WM. S. WAI.DRON, ESQ., Forward town'p.
A. T. BLACK, EM}., Butler.
A. M. CUNNINGHAM, ESQ., Butler
DAVID DOI'TIIETT, Forward township.
AB'M. McCANDLESS, Butler township.
Tickets and Cards.
We have reduced the price of tickets and
cards to candidates at Primary election to $3
per thousand, and can furnish same on short
This disease like ninny others is regarded
as incurable. It is not so. If it is taken in
time it is as easily cured as a wart or a com.
We know very well that it is a fearful disease
and will eat away until it destroys life, that
is if it is neglected, but if it is attended to
when it first makes its appearance, or soon
after, there is no trouble in eradicating it
from the system. Person* will have to be here
during part of the treatment, consequently
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 lees, Varicose Veins.
Varicocele Tumors, Hydrocele, and every form
of Skin Disease.
Dr. Keyser, 240 Penn Avenue,
Opposite Christ's Church, Pittsburgh, Pa.
To ail who are suffering from the errors and
indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness, early
decay, loss of manhood, Ac., I will send »
recipe that will cure you, FREE OF CHARGE.
This great remedy was discovered by a mission
arv in South Africa. Send a self-addressed
envelope to the RKV. JOSEPH IN.MAN, Station
I), AV»c York City.
STEWARD—GEORGE— April 4, 1880, at
Fairvicw, bv the Rev. J. W. Alspach, Mr.
Christopher* Stewart, of Donegal township,
Butler county, Pa., and Mrs. Hannah George,
of Petrolia, Butler county, Pa.
MUNTZ—ApriI 12, 1880, at his residence in
this place, at about six o'clock Monday even
ing last, J. G. Muntz. Esa., aged 76 years
Funeral to-morrow (Thursday) at 2 o'clock,
The death of Mr. Muntz will be sincerely
regretted by a large circle of friends and re
lations. He came to this place about 26 years
ago and since then was engaged in active busi
ness here. Previous to that time he lived in
Zelienople, this county, and afterward in Pitts
burgh. Few men had the confidence of his
fellow citizens to a greater degree. At the
time of his death he was an acting Justice of
I the Peace in this place, in which capacity he
served the public with great usefullness and
The undersigned will pay the above reward
for the return of his small dark bay HOUSE,
white left hind foot, star on forehead, scar on
right hip. 8 years old. which was stolen fron:
his field, in Concord township, on the night of
the 7th of October last.
apl4tf Peachville P. O , Butler Co., Pa.
Notice is hereby given tliat letters of admin
istration have been grrnted to tbe nudewipteii
on the estate of A. B. Pattern, deceased, late
of the borough of Harrisville, Butler enmity.
Pa. All pereoiiß. therefore, knowing themselves
indebted to said estate, will please make
immediate payment, and any having claims
against the same will present them duly authen
ticated to the undersigned for settlement.
BAIUH J. PAVTON. A.im'i,
apl l-4t Harrisville, Butler Co , Pa.
All persons are hereby notified that the part
nership known ax Hilliards. Burnett A Co and
the Aobaar Mining Co. > limited), of Butler
county, Pa., was, on April 1. 18*0. dissolved.
Samaei Milliard. B. F. Milliard. P. L. Hilliard
and A. H. Snyder have aligned and transferred
their stock aiid relative interest in said company
to James and Andrew Burnett, and Samuel Hil
liard, B. F. Hilliard. P. L. Hiiliard and A. H.
Hnvder are 110 longer responsible for any act or
actions of said companion
HILLIARD A SONS',
»pl4-4t A. H. SNYDFIi.
('Successor to W. P. MARSHALL,)
Ho. WOQO STREET,
Entirely New Stock; Latest Styles; Artistic
Destgna ; Moot Approved Colors.
A verv larire and elegant assortment of
RAW SILK AND JUTE CURTAINS.
Lambrequins in Various Styles and Grades.
«»MX KMTAI. M»m, ■><>■. '
Eastlake Lambrequins, Cornices, Cornice Poles,
Shades. Shading, Bidding, etc., at
THE PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERER,
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J. C, Buffum & Co.,
NOH. 39 and 41 Market Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Cincinnati and Milwaukee Beer,
ASH DBA MSB* IS
Cantrell A Cochran's (linger Alo. Silurian Spring
Waters, Bass A Co.'* English Ale, Younger's
Scotch Ale, Guinness' Dublin Stout,
Soda Waters. Syrups, Cider, etc.
Orders bv mail promptly attended to. Kami- '
lies supplied in any desired quantities from one
half dozen bottle* and upwards, at short no
tice, sent by express. C. O. D.
N B -One second-hand bottling apparatus
for sale. apl 4-1 m
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An immense stock of the following articles constantly on band:
Dress Trimming*, latest styles. Lisle Gloves of our own importation.
Fringes, Passementerie, Buttons, Ac. Ladies' Muslin Underwear, our own designs
Mack Dress Silks, Satins, Trimming Silks. and of best materials.
Trimmed Hats and Bonnets. Sa-h Ribbons, Trimming Ribbons, all widths.
Fine French Flowers, Plames, <fcc GO styles French and American Cornels, from
Irish and German Table Linens and Towels. 45c. up to $5 a pair, including I>r. Warner's
Lubin's Black C ashmeres, at 30, 75, :•>, SI .25 Mad. Foy's F'eiible Hip, Double Busk, Ac.
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.1 Button Kid Gloves, all sizes, -10 c. Cloaks.
:i Button Kid Gloves, first qualities, "5c., sl, Haudkerchiefs, all kinds, Notions and Small
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Gentlemen's Fine Kid Gloves, $1.50 and >1.75. Fans, I'ortemonnnea, Jewelry.
Full lines of Regular Made Hosiery. | Gents' Furnishing Goods, best makes only.
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MARCH 2Qth, 188 Q.
LARGEST OFFERING OF THE SEASON.
BLACK AND COLOREDSATIN D'LYON.
New Dress goods opening daily-choicest novel- | Twilled French Beiges, al! wool, at ."so cents, the
ties ever shown—at prices within the reach ol best bargains now offered,
tin* masses. American Beiges. 15 cents up—all wool Oiling.
Black and Colored Brocade Silks and Satin De l>nuble yvj'llii Moinle ( iotlis. a! c< lit*.
I von <t lit. to 1 %o HIT vml Slx lots 'Mack Satin De Lyon, at ?1.<5. 2. 2.2.%. 450,
•I if i . . - i 2.75 and s: that are values that need no coiu-
One case All-Wool Dama-.es Biuitiiigs. at 2->c. i>er mendaliou
yard—worth M) per cent..more—blacks and col- one case 22-inch, extra <|iiality Colored . .itin I)e
<>Ts- i Lyon, at #2.25, that are a bargain unequalled.
, Double-width French Itlack Bunting 45c to $1.25 !
plain, fancy, polka spot and figure effects. ?Y«'W I.UC'i* CurSuiUK.
60 " K ** l " '' |MT Sw.sk Lappet*. sor Curtains. .
** ' . 27 inch < -heese Cloth, for Curtain*. at cents,
wopitces our 1 mil importation Linen Laws. 124 Machine-made Antique UKVS, very choice pat
to ;«e per yard—unique am! new designs. terns and low prices.
New Zeplnr Cloths and Ginghams. Fine Guipure, Swiss and Nott nTham Lace Cur-
New Toile De Alsace Mo.nies and is.
New American Momies and 1-otuards. .Vice lot Clean Fresh Blankets, both country and
New Conton and Madras Ginghams. "Hastem make.
BOGGS & BUHL,
118 and federal Street, A_lle£»;h.eny.
118 and I*2o Feder?
HT3 ft JJ T\T O IS stops, 3 set Reeds. 2 Knee :
UllWAllW sw«lls. Stool, Book. only
<>87.50. 8 Stop Organ. Stool. Book, only «"»3.75.
Pianos, Stool, Cover, IJook. *l9O to $255. Illus
trated catalogue free. AiMrwa
apl4-3m \V. C. BUNNELL. Lewislown, Pa.
New Shoe House.
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HAVE JUST OPENED AT
No. 95 Federal Btreet,
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One of the finest assortments of
FINE BOOTS and SHOES
ever brought to tlmt city, and are selling them
at lower prices than any other house east of
New York. They have a full and complete
stock of everything in the line of
BOOTS & SHOES.
and iuvite buyers to call and examine before
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BY ORDER Of COURT.
Notice is hereby given that I will, as Ah> ignee
of Wm Sell roth, of Sa-onburg. Butler county,
Pa., make public sale pnrsimi' to an order of
the Court of Common Pleas of Butler county, on
TliurMtla}', Mil) O. 18SO,
at 10 o'clock. A. M . on the premises, all of the
I following described property, to wit:
HOUSE AND LOT, situate in the borough of
Saxouburg. bounded on thh noitli by M in
Htreet. east by lot of Dr. E. Mars lion, south by
the borough line, and west by Joseph Kohn
felder anil lot No. 2, containing two and one
! fourth acres, more or less.
Also. HOUSE AND LOT situate in said bor
j ough of Saxonburg. bounded on the north bv
; Main street east by lot No. 1 above described,
. south by same lot No. 1, and west by F. Wick
enhagen. containing about oue-fourth of an
| acre, more or less.
| Also. TEN ACRES OF L\ND. more or less,
| situate iu Jefferson township, Butler county,
> Pa., bounded on the oast by lands of Ferdinand
Yaenig. north by lands of Wm. Schroth, west
by State road lenling from Saxonburg to But
ler. and south by lands of llenry Bunge.
TERMS—One-half of the purchase money of
each piece or parcel of above described real es
tate to be ( aid at the continuation of the sale
thereof, and the re.-i hie in six months there
after, payments with interest from said confir
mation. and to be seemed by judgment or mort
C. HOFFMAN, Assignee.
Saxonburg. April 12, 1890. apl4-3t
Farmers, Taks Notice !
stf- The celebrated CLYDEBDAI.E
STALLION, iraporteu front Scot-
Art) J land by Jacob lioos <St Co., will
WKI stand for mares this se son at
|VI, M the stable of Walter & Boos, in
Butler, on April >2, 13. 14, (S, 16
and 17 ; al the stable of John Lawall. ill Leas
ureville, on April 111. 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. and
so alternately the six days of each alternate
week at the above places.
Farmers should take advantage of this; as lie
is known to be the beet horse iu tin* part of the
A. CUTJIBERT, Treasurer of the Poor Board
of Butler borough, for the year 1879.
To am't bal. on duplicate of 1878 $1,004 07
•• •' " 1879 2,184 06
" ree'd from other districts 245 94
" judgiu't Mrs. McLelland, in
terest Nov. 8, 1877. 328 39
Total *8,*22 46
Amounts /'aid CR.
Paii|MTS for groceries, fuel, &c $ 2!H) 77
Dr. Conn, Mrs. Berringer 00 00
Jackson tow nship, Kisclnier case 47 07
Mrs. Geo. White and medicine bill 53 99
G. A. Black, Ls<|., attorney fee 00
J. Illaek family, Parker township 2nl 85
Mrs. Gueuthcr, maintunanve, iVe T2 51
John Cricks, " 0194
Shovels and scraper 2 10
J. Zieglcr, printing ' 00
Miss Biddy Coll '■"><> 00
Mary Wcl'ler, Dixmont l«>4 93
Marv \. Vullem, St. Francis Hosp'l.. 175 07
.Mrs. 11. Sirawu k 59 t'.t>
S. Hurnsides and family 57 88
John Marquis and family 90 91
Mrs. John Johnston and med. bi11...... 41 30
John Lawall, services, <Ste 11 00
Oeorge Vogeiey, Secretary 75 00
A. Cuthbcrt, services, expenses, A:e.... l "-0 no
A.N. McCandlcss, costs 1 50
J. Keck, stationery 1 CO
Auditing accounts 1878 and 1879 JO 00
Tax returned to Co. Treasurer 1878.... 19 <>4
Exonerations 1878 82 52
Collector's commission 1878 52 25
Tux returned to Co. Treasurer 1879.... 43 52
Exonerations 1879 -
Collector's commission 1871' _6o tK)
Balance on duplicate l"r Is, :♦ <l9 82
Judgment of Mrs. McLelland 128 39
Treasurer's percentage.. •••• 42 85
Old warr'ts red'med and ace ts settled 531 Lo
Balance due from Treasurer 32 49
Total *3.822 46
~d April 5, 1880.
JOHN McQ. SMITH,) w _
tt , )r7 ] R. M. McLLRE, j Aud
Notice is hereby given th*t letters of admin
iatratioo have be«u granted to the uudei signed
on the estate of Margaret McAnallen, d. ceased,
late of Washington township. Hutler county, Pa.
All persons, therefore, knowing themselves in
debted to said estate, will please make immedi
ate pavment, and any having claims agams th«
same will present them, duly authenticated, to
the undersigned for wett leiuent.
'i'MOMAS McANALLLN, Adm'r,
ayuJi-it .\iifcadaJe P. 0-, £uUu Co., Pa.