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Address BUTI-BR CITIJSKH.
BUTLER, KARSS CITT AND PARKER RAILROAD
Trains leave Boiler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Kr.ms City, Petrolla, Parker, etc., at 7.25 a. m.,
and 2.06 and 7.20 p. tn. [See below for con
nections with A. V R. R.J
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
point* at 7..5 a. m.. ana 1.55, and 6.M P_ m -
The 1.56 tiain connect!* with train ou the West
Pour. road '.brooch to Httsbursrh.
SQSNINOO AND ALLEGHENY RAILHOAD.
Trains leave Hilliard's Mill, Butler county,
for Harriuviiie, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. m.
and 12.20 and 2.20 p. m.
Stapes lea-e I'etrolia at 530 a. m. for 7.40
train, and at 10.00 a. ui. tor 12 20 train.
Remrn Mages leave Milliard on arrival of
trains at 10.27 a. m. and 1.50 p. m.
Stage leaves Martinsburg at 9.30 for 13.50
Trains leave Butler (Batler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.06 a. in., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.01 s. m. This train con
teot* "t Fret-port with Freeport Accommoda
tion. which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
Erprett at 7.21 a. m„ connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.26 wilh
Exp.ess west, arriving In Allegheny at
a. nt., and Express east arriving at Blairsville
at 11 00 a. m. railroad time.
Mail at 2.86 p. m., connecting at Butler Juno
tlon without change ol cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. ia., and Ex
press east arriving at Blairsviile Intersection
at 6.10 p. in. railroad time, whicb connects w.Uh
Philadelphia Kxpri-ss east, when ou time.
The 7.21 a. m train connects at Blairsville
at 11 05 a. m. with the Mail east, and the 2.36
p. m. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia £x
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn R. R. at
8.51 a. m , 5 0« and 7.30 p. m.. Butler time. The
951 and 5.06 trains counect with trains ou
the Butler <& Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives
at Builc at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
Through trains leave Pittsburgh for the Eayt
nt 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
p. m. and 3.00, 7.0 and 7.40 a. m.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a hall
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
my2l-ly] BUTLER. PA.
OM WALDRON. Graduate ol the Pbil
■ adelpbia Dental Collegers prepared
• l« •to do anything in the line of hla
profession In a satisfactory manner.
Offk-e on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stairs, apll
BUTLER. I' A.
NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWRY HOUSE.
CAPITAL STOCK" 60,000.
WM. CAJITBELL, JAS. D. Andibson,
President. Vice President.
W*. CAXPBKIX, Jr., Cashier.
William Campbell, J. W. Irwin,
Jw. D. Anderson, George Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Does a General Banking A Exchange business.
Interest paid on time deposits. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange.
Gold Excnange and Government Bonds bought
and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment
and other securities bought at fair rates 1a20:ly
LAND FOR SALE.
A handsome six-room frame house, located
on Bluff street, northwestern part of Butler.
Lot 50x176. All necessary outbuildings.
TERMS—OL-e-third cash and tahnce in four
equal annual payments, inquire at this office.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in the northecst corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county. Pa . is now offered for sale,
low. Inquire of W. K. FIUSBEE, on the prem
$5 will buy a one-half interest in a good bus
iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing abont farming preferred. An honest mnn
with the above amount will do well to address
by letter, SMITII JOHNS, care 8. M. James,
93 Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. |au27-ly
£TNA INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
Losses paid In Si years, 151,000,000.
J. T. McJL NKIN A BON, Agents,
Jan2Bly Jcfterson street, Butler, Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
G. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER
H. C. HEINEMAN, SKCRBTART.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Helraboldt,
William Campbell, J. W. Borkhart,
A. Trout man, _ Jacob Schoene,
G. C. Roessing, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. lrvin, W. W. Dodds,
J. W. Christy H. C. Heineman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen, AS't-
NOTICE TO FARMERS!
PHOSPHATE AMD FERTILIZERS
FOR SALE BY
marl7-2m PORTERSVILLF,. PA.
II JE If BY O. HALE, "
FINE MERCHANT TMIQR,
COR. PENN a*D SIXTH STREETS,
[Successor to A. C. Roessing A Bro.]
GRAIN, FLOUR, FEED, OIL,
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID IN
FOR QBAIN OF ALL KINDS.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!
CALL AT THE
Boot and Shoe Store
MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA.
The largest and most complete stock of Goods ever brought
to Butler is now being opened bj- me at my store. It comprises
Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers,
Misses' & Children's Shoes,
in great variety. All these Goods were purchased for CASH
in the Eastern markets, and therefore I can sell them at the
Old Prices, and
Lines of Philadelphia, New York and Boston Goods embrace
mv stock, and customers can take their choice.
I Mean What I Say:
NO ADVANCE ON OLD PRICES !«^r
All can call and see for themselves. The best of satisfaction
will be given for CASH.
THE MAKE, STYLE AND FINISH
of Goods in my store cannot be excelled by anv other house in
the county, for proof of which a personal inspection is all that is
Leather and Findings
at Pittsburgh "prices. Shoemakers should come and purchase it
they wish to obtain material cheap.
WALTER & BOOS,
Proprietors of the Weil-Known Splendid
We wish to inform the public that we have remodeled our Mill with the
Gradual Reduction System Machinery,
which is well known by Millers to be the best in existence. We can say to
Farmers and Producers of wheat that-it will be profitable to them
to give us a trial. We claim that we can make a
BETTER ARTICLE OF FLOUR, AND MORE OF IT,
out of the same number of bushels of wheat than any other Mill in the
county, and equal to any first-class Mill in the city, or Western Mills.
The new Under-running Mill, used for Regrinding, bought if Munson & Bro.,
Utica, N. Y.; the George T. Smith Middlings Purifier, bought
at .Jackson, Mich., together with Bolting Cloths,
Reals, Conveyers, &c., suitable for
the Machinery, cannot be
Excelled in the United States
or elsewhere. This may seem an exaggeration to some, but we wish the pub
lic to know that we are able to perform all that we publish, as we have given
our machinery a thorough test in the presence of several good Millers and
Millwrights, and it has proven even better than it was guaranteed to do.
We are also remodeling our Mill for
Grinding Other Kinds of Grain,
which will be entirely satisfactory to our customers. Farmers wishing to
have their grist home with them the same day, can do so on
short notice. They will thereby save another trip.
WE HAVE ALWAYS ON HAND THE BEST GRADES OF
WHIAT FLOUR. 6RAHAM FLOUR, RYI FLOUR,
Buckwheat Flour, Bolted and Unbolted Corn Meal, different kinds of Chop,
Bran and Mill Feed, all of the best quality and at the
Parties in town purchasing from us will have their orders promptly
fetonded to and articles delivered at their place of residence.
We Pay the Highest Market Price for all Kinds of Grain.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1880.
BOOTS and SHOES
I rviorv BLOCK,
Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa.
I have just received my entire Spring and Summer stock of BOOTS and
SHOES direct from the manufacturer, and am able to sell them at
and a great many lines at PRICES THAN EVER.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Button, Polish and Side Lace Boots in
endless variety, and at bottom prices.
Reynolds Brothers' celebrated fine Shoes always in stock, and is the most
complete I have ever offered. The prices are lower than ever, and styles
Parties wanting BOOTS & SHOES made to order can do no better than
by me, as I keep none but the best of workmen in my employ.
LEATHER and FINDINGS will be found in my store in superior
quality and at lowest market rates.
fy/~AII goods warranted as represented. AK«. RUFF,
b. c. mm,
THE LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT OF
Boots and Shoes
To be found in any House In Western Pennsylvania, em
bracing ail the Newest Spring Styles in the Market.
.. 1 l am selling all this stock at
ill ßecollect, NO ADVANCE.
Several lines of Boots and Shoes at even lower prices than ever. All my
customers have the benefit in buying by getting Boots and Shoes
that come direct from the manufacturer to my house.
No middle profits to divide np that parties
are compelled to pay that buy
from jobbing houses.
This Stock of Boots and Shoes is Very Large in the Following Lines
Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button Boots, - - $1.50 and upwards.
" " " " Side Lace Boots, ... 1.25 " "
" Grain, Pebble and Kid Button and Polish, - 1.25 "
" Polish, 95 "
" " Standard, very prime, - 1.25 " "
" Serges, in Congress and Polish, .... 75 to sl.
" Calf Peg Shoes, all warranted.
MY STOCK EMBRACES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE, A FULL LINE OF ALL
THE FINER GRADES IN WOMEN'S, MISBES' AND CHILDREN'S.
The dents' Department is very complete in every line in Calf
Button, Dom Pedros, Congress and English Walking Shoes, and especially in
Calf Boots, at $2 and upwards,
Brogans and Plow Shoes, at $1 and upwards,
Fine Buff Alexis and Congress, at $1.25 and upwards,
Low Strap Shoes, in every style, at $1.25 and upwards.
Boys' and Youths' Shoes in same styles as Men's, but lower in price.
• Infants' and Children's Shoes, in Colors and Black.
Fancy Slippers and Walking Boots, All Colors.
This stock is the most complete I have ever offered, the prices are lower,
than ever, and the styles are elegant. Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button New
ports, good, $1 to $1.25.
uytee STOCK OF (LEATHEK AM© FIMBIHGS
Always in stock. None but the best brands of Leather kept, and prices guar
anteed at lowest market rates.
me a call and I will save you money in your Boots and Shoes.
A careful inspection of this stock will convince you that the above is correct.
No other house can give you lower prices or better goods.
B. G. HPSELTOM.
CARPETS! OIL CLOTHS! MATS! RUGS! STAIR RODS
b NEW STOCK! NEW STOCKt >
| HECK & PATTERSON'S 1
! NEW CARPET BOOM !
m NOW OPEN! JT
g @!t© ©f ©liQtltltlg C
Daily's Block, eeptao-tf Bntler, Pa, S
1 SQOH HIVXS iSf)QH iSXVW i SHLLOIO HO i feUgdaVO
Union Woolen Mills.
I would desire to call the attention of the
pnblic to the Union Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them as being very dura
ble, an they are manufactured of pure Butler
county wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be sold at very low
prices. For samples and prioes. address.
1 fa. FULLERTON,
OTSPL D W 13 eto P"' 3 " et Beeds, 2 Knee
UllUt.ii.iaM Swells. Stool, Book, only
187.50. 8 Stop Organ, Stool, Book, only $63.75.
Piano*, Stool, Cover, Book, %190 to t'JC/5. Illus
trated catalogue free. Address
apli-Sm W. 0. BUNNELL, Lewis town, Pa.
Stoek Speculation and Investment
Operation* on Margin or by Privileges. Spe
cial bußin(B» in Mining Stocka. Full particulain
on application. JAMEH BROWN, Dealer in
Stocks and Bonda, 64 <k G6 Broadway, Now York
marl 7-9 m
Letters ol admlninlatration in the estate of
J.G. Muntz, Ecq., dee'd, laus of tbe borough
of Butler, Fa., baviug betu grauted to tbe un
dersigned, all persons knowing themselves
Indebted to said estate will plaase moke luime
diate payment, and any having claima against
aald estate will present tbera duly antheniicated
lor payment. Books will be left la tbe band*
o! Esq. Walker (or collection.
JOHN N. MUNTZ, AdnalnUtrator,
apr2B-4t Batler, Fa.
I/O USE- CL EA NING TIME.
A scene of desolation greets the eye :
The carpets up, the curtains down, tires out,
Furniture all upset and piled about;
While hack and forth, with heads in towels
With skirts looped np a foot above the ground,
And arms all bared, sly creatures—can it be
My lovely wife and servants neat I see
Tearing about in those outrageous duds
ADd stirring up this awful smell of suds,
While in their eyes there gleams a dangerous
Great Heavens, 'tis they! Oh, what a dreadful
The dog once scald >l, from them keep' aloof,
The cat has sought for safety on the roof.
And in the dining room, where I had thought
To find a toothsome dinner, they have got
A fiend of Afric bi.jod, who jovs to swing
A whitewash brush and spatter everything.
But lam not forgot. My I'ea.st is spread
Oat in the wood shed on a barrel head,
One slice of bread, a plate of warmed-up beans,
Some water in a mug, a dish of greens.
Oh, banquet rich ! And best of all, you see,
I've brought a fellow home to dine with me.
A SLIGHT MIS UNDEItS TAND
He was a little lawyer man,
Who meekly blushed while he began
Her poor dead husband's will to scan.
He smiled while thinking of his fee,
Then said to her, so tenderly :
"You have a nice tat legacy."
And when he lay next day in bed,
With plasters on his broken head.
He wondered what on earth he'd said.
Correspondence to the BlTl.kii CITIZEN.
BUTLER NATIONAL BANK.
WHERE SOME OF TNE MONEY WENT.
EDITORS BCTLER CITIZEN :—I have
been intending to call the attention of
the people of this county to some facta
connected with the First National
Bank, of Butler, and for two reasons,
one to place the public right with re
gard to Mr. Henry B. Cullum, Receiv
of the Bank, and the other to lay facts
before the people of the county which,
in my opinion, affect the fitness of Thos.
Robinson and John M. Greer to hold
office, and upon which the public have
the right to receive information. I
consider myself relieved from any obli
gation to remain silent longer on ac
count of an article in the Eagle of recent
date, in which I am spoken of as the
author of an information made against
Thomas Robinson, in connection with
the First National Bank.
The First National Bank, of Butler,
upon an examination made by the Bank
Examiner for this district, was found
to be insolvent, and on the 18th of Ju
ly, 1879, its doors were closed by the
Government. A few days after that
the Comptroller of the Currency ap
pointed Mr. Henry B. Cullum Receiver
of the Bank. Mr. Cullum was a man
who was eminently fit for the position.
As a man he was affable, a true gentle
man, making the best impression upon
all with whom he came in contact,
either in a business way or socially,
except those who were displeased by
reason of his strict attention to his du
ties. As an officer, he was capable ;
he had had a large experience as a
banker and as a Receiver of National
Banks ; he had no desire except to do
his duty, and to sustain the reputation
he then enjoyed with the department
as an efficient Receiver. He was also
a stranger to our community; he knew
no one and had no motive in preferring
one creditor at the expense of another,
or in being indulgent to one debtor
whilst harsh with another.
I had the honor of being thought fit
by the Comptroller of the Currency and
by Mr. Cullum, to be the legal adviser
of the Bank, and was so appointed
shortly after Mr. Cullum assumed tbe
duties of the Receivership Mr. Rob
inson informed the public that the ap
pointment was an unfortunate one, on
accoant of my position with regard to
the bank. I presume because I was
the son of one of the unfortunate de
ceived share-holders of tbe Bank. It
was no doubt for the same reason that
the officers of the Government thought
my appointment one fit to be made, for
as business men they knew that my
personal would be added to my profes
sional interest, m influencing me to
make every effort to collect every dollar
from the debtors of tbe Bank that
could be collected, as a financial benefit
to the share-holders of the Bank could
only be worked out through a recovery
in favor of the creditors of the assoc-ia*
tion. I have also reason to believe
that e. large majority of the creditors
of tht? Bank have so viewed it, and
have been satisfied with the efforts I
have made for tbem since I was em
ployed as attorney.
Upon going into the Bank I found a
list of debtors which wculd even have
brought a blush to the cheeks of the
managers of the Freedmen's Bank.
Bank notes had been handed out to the
amount of ninety or one hundred thou
sand dollars, aud tbe money was rep
resented in the Bank by worthless
notes, made by insolvent .Directors of
the Bank and by their and po
litical friends. At first Musk the con
clusion would be irresistible that a con
spiracy had been formed to gut the
Bank, and this impression would only
be confirmed by time. As thesfl mat
ters are now of record there can be no
reason for concealing them.
The indebtness of Thomas Robinso*n
to the Bank as maker and endorser was
upwards of four thousand seven hun
dred dollars. Of this amount he was en
dorser for John M. Greer for one thou
sand dollars, and for John B. Butler,
Greer's father-in-law, lor one hundred
and fifteen dollars. The other indebt
ness, of upwards of thirty-six hundred
dollars, was Robinson's own and was
made up of two notes, one of them for
upwards of four hundred dollars, en
dorsed by Charles M'Candless, and the
other, of upwards of three thousand
dollars, endorsed by John M Greer.
The indebtedness of John M. Groer
to the Bank as maker and endorser was
upwards of seventeen thousand eight
hundred dollars. Of this amount he
was maker on about six thousand dol
lars of paper, which was made up of
two notes : one of about five thousand
dollars endorsed by Charles McCand
less, and the other ol one thcrusand dol
lars endorsed by Thomas Robinson.
The endorsements of Mx. Greer
amounted to upwards of «eleveu thous
and eight hundred dollars; of this
amount about seven thousand four
hundred dollars was Mr. Greer's own
paper, that is, it was made by accom
modation makers for Greer's benefit,
signed by tbem at Ins request although
they did not receive one dollar of the
consideration. The maker of one of
these accommodation notes, amounting
to between four and five thousand dol
lars, was a law student of Mr. Greer
at the time the note was signed, and
his position in the office was taken ad
vantage of to get his signature to a
note for this amount of money. That
student is now just entering upon his
professional life, loaded down with
this judgment, a prisoner at the gal
leys as with a ball and chain fastened
upon hint by his tutor. If the money
for which the note was given had been
borrowed for legitimate purposes and
had been so used that the property
purchased would have been some
protection to the maker of the paper, it
would at least have been some justifi
cation in favor of Mr. Greer although
no vindication, but it was borrowed for
the purpose of speculating in oil, a very
dangerous speculation, and no jus
tification can be made. It is true that
Mr. Greer offers the < xcuse that he
was drawn into the speculation by
another, but it does not sound well to
hear the baby act plead by a man of
Mr. Greer's inches or age. It would
certainly be wrong for his constituents
to place such an infant again in the
clutches cf the alligators of that politi
cal Ganges of America, Harrisburg,
where so many innocents have hereto
fore been sacrificed. Now Mr. Greer's
motives, in getting nis friends to make
notes for him for the purpose of dis
count in the National Bank, requires
soma comment so as to be more read
One of the wisest provisions of
the National Banking law provides
that the liabilities of any one per
son to an association shall not ex
ceed the one-tenth part of the capital
stock of the Bank. Any banking asso
ciation faithfully adhering to this pro
vision is not likely to be seriously in
jured. No failure could endanger the
Bank, nor could ten failures do more
than injure the stock The creditors
would still be safe. It was the failure
of the managers of the Butler Bank to
regard this provision of law that prin
cipally accounts for its insolvency. In
order to get around the act they con
strued its meaning to be that no man
should be the maker of paper discounted
for more than one-tenth of the capital
stock, but it made no difference how
much paper he endorsed. This con
struction violated both the letter and
the spirit of the law, but its effect was
to place the funds of the Bank in
the hands of two or three individuals.
Greer knew all this. lie knew that he
could borrow no more money from this
Bank as maker of paper, and he de
termined to violate the law by induc
ing others, whether they were good
financially or not made no difference,
to sign notes for him ; he would then
endorse them and take the money out
of the Bank.
Here then was a bold fraud perpe
trated upon the creditors of the Bank
by Mr. Greer, and the money obtained
by this fraud has never been replaced,
but is still due the Bank.
The total liabilities of the National
Bank amounts to about one hundred
and twenty-five thousand dollars.
There has been about $1,500 of Mr.
Greer's liabilities to the Bank paid,
and no more, and none of Mr. Robin
son's. The remaining liabilities of both
of them to the Bank, is therefore about
$21,000, or about one-sixth of the lia
bilities of the Bank, so that these gen
tlemen owe every creditor of the Bank
about one-sixth of his claim.
It is true, that these Honorable gen
tlemen claim to have a defence to these
claims of the Bank against them, that
of usury, and Mr. Greer has gone so
far as to set it up in the Circuit Court
of the United States. They evidently
do not agree with Judge Paxson of our
Supreme Court, who says that a very
large class of honorable and upright
men would regard it as dishonest to
repudiate a contract for the payment
of more than six per cent, interest.
They seem to forget also, that accord
ing to Judges Strong and McKennan
of the United States Courts, it is
neither wrong nor unlawful in Penn
sylvania for a National Bank to con
tract for more than six per cent, inter
An effort was made by Mr. Cullum
to make a collection from Mr. Robin
son, but after an execution bad been
issued and a levy was about to be
taken, Mr. Cullum received orders to
do nothing further with it for thirty
days. This would carry the matter
over until Mr. Cullum was out of of
fice, and his successor in, when it was
supposed Mr. Robioson might be out
of danger. Who had this done, Ido
not know; I cvn only guess. It
seems strange though that all efforts
to collect from these gentlemen for
the creditors of the Bank, should be
opposed by politicians, over whom, by
reason of favors conferred, Mr. Robin
son and Mr. (Jreer are supposed to
have some influence. It is charged in
the article referred to in the Eagle,
that I procured Messrs. Robinson
and Greer to be indicted so as to in
fluence the nomination of Mr. McJun
kin for Congress. Even if I had pro
cured these informations to be made,
y e> f . so far is the reason assigned from
the /ruth that when the informations
were jnade I did not know that Mr.
McJunkin contemplated being a candi
date fc* any office, nor do I think he
did for .'t was long after that and only
after repeated requests from numerous
friends from many parts of the county
that he consented to stand for the
These informations were brought
about in this w.*y and no other. Mr.
Cullum was called upon by his su
perior officer for a report upon the con
dition of the Hank and the causes of
its failure- He made the report and
included in it the names of the prin
cipal debtors and their connection with
the directors and officers of the Bank.
The report having been sent away,
nothing further was heard from it un
til Mr. Cullum received a letter from
the United States Attorney request
ing him to come into Pittsburgh and
see bim concerning criminal informa
tions to be made in matters growing
out of the Bank. I went down to
Pittsburgh shortly afterwards to at-
One «Tniro, one insertion, 91 . «wh nbw-
PKBI iaMTtian, t<i cents. Yearly *dvcrtia*Mßte
t». -eed-nj one-fourth of a column. 95periaah.
i Kig'ire wori doable thste rate*. addMoeal
-harges where weekly or monthly cliUfM are
made. Local adve: tisements 10 cent* par Um
for <ir«t insertion, and 5 oente per line for M«k
Mitioaal insertion. Marriages and deaths yak*
li-:ied free of charge. Obitnary notice* (iliirtal
is advc-rtircicf nt». tud payable' when handodta
Ait lit'jra' Notices. 94 ; Executors' and Adsrials
trators' Xotices. 93 each; Eetray, Cantion ul
DL<"«olation Notices, not exceeding ten Unas,
From the fact that the CTTIZKN is the
estal-iiahed and meet extensively circulated Be
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a Bepak
lican county) it be apparent to buOMk
men that it u> the medium they should Mla
advertising their busineea.
tend the Supreme Court aud Mr. Col
| lum went down to see the District
Attorney. I went with him aad it
was then arranged that the followiag
week the books of the Bank should be
| sent down and a full consultation
should be had. Mr. Cullum tpiA
went to Pittsburgh and I went with
him to the District Attorney's office.
The District Attorney had orders from
Washington to have informations
made against the Directors aud officers
of the Bank and others implicated. I
had so little influence that when I
made the suggestion that two or three
of the Directors should be omitted
from the informations, for the reason
that I did not think they had wilfully
violated the law, it was not receiTea.
None of the informations were made
under my advice, and when they were
prepared and Mr. Cullum asked to
sign and swear to tbem, he at first re
fused, saying, that it was no part of
his duty as Receiver; but his
tions were overruled by the District
It was then determined to bare Mr.
Cullum removed. From week to wwk
libelous articles against bim appeared
in tbe columns of the Eagle, mad I
was not forgotten. Tbe most abmtd
charges were made. Charges in which
there was no truth; not even ita
shadow. Neither Mr. Cullum nor my
self answered these articles, for wa
desired no newspaper controversy aad
relied upon our record. A meeting of
creditors of the Bank was then called.
The cards inviting tbe creditors to be
present were written, some of tbem by
the former cashier of the Bank, otbera
in the office of Mr. Greer and otber
places in tbe town. The meeting waa
called altogether in the interest of the
debtors of the bank. A number of the
creditors were deceived and appeared
upon tbe appointed day. The otyect
of tbe meeting was stated to be, io get
up a petition to bave Mr. Cullom re
moved. Mr. McJunkin, who waa a
creditor of the Bank, was there and
took part against tbe debtor class aad
tbe result was that the creditora do
clined to ask for Mr. Cullum'sremoval.
They, the debtors, succeeded bow
ever in getting a very few of the cred
itors, who were interested in favor of
the debtors, to sign a petition taking
for Mr. Cullum's removal, and Mr.
Greer posted off to Washington to
have it done. When be accompliahed
bis purpose it was first known here by
a dispatch sent by Greer to the ex
cashier of the Bank. Tbe debtacn
were jubilant and tbe creditora
spondant. How this was done ia at
least partially explained by Mr. Greer'a
conduct at Harrisburg shortly after,
when a member of the State Coavea>
tion. lie was instructed by the
County Committee for Senator Blaine
for President. This with an honora
ble man meant not only a vote for tbe
Maine Senator on the direct qaeetioa*
but also on all collateral question*.
The first vote to be cast was for Chair
man of the Convention, and there «M
a contest between Errett, a Grant man
and in Grant's interest, and
a Blaine man and in Blaine's intereat,
yet Mr. Greer is found with the Grant
men upon this question. Other* were
found who were also recreant to tbeir
trust and Mr. Errett was elected. Tbe
chance to instruct for Blaine waa un
doubtedly lost in this way. Tbe aa»
cret of this vote was explained by Mr.
Greer, this honorable gentleman,, wbo
said to a member of the Convention
that he would Lave preferred to vole
for Mr. Lawrence but he was under a
promise to vote as he did upon ail col
lateral questions, the promisee having
for him affected the removal of Mr.
This letter has already grown to®
long. I can only justify it by my
earnest desire to right a wrong com
mitted and prevent the commiseioa
of another. I might point to the Leg
islative records of these gentlemen,
Mr. Robinson and Mr. Greer, the flint
surely never to be forgotten by tbe
voters of Butler county; the second
of no value, for I think I am safe in
saying, that during his present term
of office he has offered no bill of value
to tbe public, unless it had been drawn
for him by others. I might farther
point to the fact that tbeir election
means the continuation of tbe moat
corrupt political system; a system
that makes bribery possible and par
dons the offenders ; a system that would
defeat such men as Galu&ha A. Grown
for United States Senator and elect
such a man as M. S. Quay of the Par
don Board; and a system that will
surely sooner or later defeat and des
troy the Republican party in Pefettyl
vania. I assume tbe whole responm
bility of this letter.. No candidate boa
been consulted concerning it and aooe
will be. It is in the interest of ao
candidate except so far as a letter
which exposes corrupt practices of one
candidate necessarily is a benefit to
his opponent. T C. CAMI'BILL.
—Guilt edge butter—Oleomarga
—The man who gave weight to bla
feelings found them very heavy. >
"Take care!'' says "a timid ex
change. Yes, but take it in small doeea.
—lf brooms are wet in boiling snda
once a week they will become very
tough, will not cut a carpet, will la«k
much longer, and always sweep lika
a new broom.
—After tbe learned Bishop Bioom
field had preached a sermon on the ex
istence of God, an admiring farmer waa
heard to say: "Our Bishop's a main
good preacher; but I can't help think
es bow there be a God, after all."
—Scene at College.— Junior (trana
lating :) "An'the— an'the Lord aeld.
Lord said unto—unto Moses." Hern
he hesitated, and looked appealiagly
to a neighbor, wbo whispered: "Skip
it." Junior (going on:) "And the
Lord said unto Moses, skip it."
—Among the replies to an advnr*
tisoment of a music committee for
candidate as organist, music teachar,"
etc., was the following one: "Genti*
men, I notice your advertisement tor
an organist and music teacher, either
lady or gentleman. Having been both
for several years, I offer yon my Wf