Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 05, 1881, Image 2

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Entered at the Post office ot Butler ae
second-claw* matter.
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MK. W. W. TURK, formerly of this
county, and a brother of Mr. Samuel
C. and John A. Turk, was elected to
the State Senate of Nebraska at the
late election. He resides at Humbolt
city, Richardson county, Nebraska.
THE Chicago Times a week or two
ago, in a published statement of the
popular vote, made it appear that Gen
Hancock bad a few thousands over
Gen. Garfield. The Louisville Cour
ier Journal does not agree with its
Democratic contemporary Its foot
ings,'derived lrorn official sources, are as
follows: Hancock, 4,453,498; Gar
field, 4,460,349; Weaver, 307.998;
Dow 9,834 ; scattering, 970 Total
vote 9,241,338 . Garfield over Han
cock, 6,751 ; combined opposition
over Garfield, 340,835.
THE sensation of the session, in Con
gress, has been the disclosure made in
the House regarding tne new burdeus
of the pension system, burdens "so
appalling in magnitude,'' said Mr.
Hubbell ot Michigan, the leading au
thority of Congress on the subject, "as
to almost stagger one who looks at
and computes the vast aggregates that
must be paid out."
Already a year ago the pension ap
propriation had risen to be the heaviest
annual expenditure of the country, ex
cepting the interest on the public debt.
But the sum of $32,404,000, set apart
last winter for the current fiscal year,
has been increased to $50,000,000 for
the year to come; and this enormous
increase must be mantained for many
years. No wonder that Congressmen
for a moment stood aghast at these
This was not all. It was discover
ed and announced a few days since
that the Arrears of Pension bill, passed
by Congress would cost this country
the monstrous sum of upward of two
hundred and forty-three millions of
THE people 01 Allegheny county are
desirous of unsettling a settlement.
They have complied with the law of
the State by indemnifying the sufferers
through the destruction of property in
the Pittsburgh riots, but they want the
State to pay tbern back again 2,f>00,-
000. Tbey also want the laws repealed
which make the cities of Philadelphia
and Pittsburgh specially responsible fur
riot losses within their boundaries.
Both propositions are preposterous.
Tl e State has already paid its due
share of expense in putting down the
Pittsburgh rioters, and after protracted
consideration of the matter has refused
to pay more. The latter proposition is
thrust upon the attention of the Legis
lature wrong end first. It is right
that the counties of Philadelphia and
Allegheny should pay for the property
destroyed by their mobs. But it is
wrong that other counties in the State
shood be exempted from the same
salutary regulation. If the counties of
Schuykill, Carbon, Luzerne and Co
lumbia had been legally responsible for
the destructive copers of the Molly
Maguires, and of other malevolent
organizations which have set law at
defiance within their borders, the
State would never have been disgraced
to the extent it has. The State paid
the bills. The pocket nerve of county
people was not rudely touched, and
violence finally took on a chronic form.
The potency of this money consideration
was illustrated in a startling form by
the farmers of Northampton, who
lynched a murderer on Monday chiefly
because it was cheaper to do so than
to take the case into Court. We will
gladly join the citizens of Allegheny
in prescribing for the State nt large
the medicine which Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh are obliged to take Hut
any step backward is against the grain,
and is also against sound canons of
municipal self - goverment.— Pliila.
—lt WBB suggested by one of those
present at tLe poor-bouse meeting Inst
Wednesday, tbat a committee should
be appointed to examine the county
records for the past few years, and as
certain exactly what it has cost the
people of this county to support their
paupers, and also to secure the reports
of different poor-houses in order that
costs might be compared. It wouldn't
do to allow the man in the Moon to
appoint this committee, but if it so
happens tbat there is to l>e an election
on this question, we think that the
county Court or County Commission
ers should appoint one or more jwr-
a committee to make such investi
gation, secure the reports, and muke a
report, to be laid before the people of
the county, previous to election day.
A person present at the meeting stated
that be bad looked over the township
and borough auditors reports filed and
on record for 1879, only 23; and that
the expenses for kcepiug the poor in
these 23 districts, as shown by these
reports, agpreifated over S1 <I,OOO.
There are 40 poor districts in this
county at present, and if the law re
garding filing these reports has not
been complied with, of course no per
son or committee could make a report
of any value to the people of the coun
ty until it is complied with. But
twelve reports for the year ending
April 1, 1880. have as yet been filed at
the clerks office. The act making it
obligatory upon auditors to file these
reports was passed in '74, and a penal
ly of S2O is attached for neglect or re
fusal to comply with it. By the sup
plementary act passed in '79, the town
ship and borough auditors throughout
the state are required to meet on the
2d Monday of March of this year and
hereafter, to audit all mrounts except
these of the w-hools, und tbe tei'ins of
township mad borough olticcra cotu
u'etMf bu tit* V& MWW of M&tvb;
AT a caucus of the llepuldican MT'Ul
ber.-s of our State House of Representa
tive, on Monday, UuLu of Philadel
phia, was decided upon for Chief Clerk
of the House ; Patterson, of Harrisburg.
for Resident Clerk, and Pearson, of,
Mercer, for Heading Cltrk. The posi
tion of Sergeant-at-Arms was slated,
and the Chairman of the caucus.
Pomeroy, of Franklin, appointed a
Slate Committee.
HARRI&BURG, January 1, 1881.
EDITORS CITIZEN :—Just now the
State capita) of old Pennsylvania, in a
political point of view, presents a live
ly and interesting scene. The mem
bers of the Legislature have been com
ing in for the past two days and it is
said more half of them are already
here. With them came many of the
prominent Republicans of the State
and other friends. In fact, there never
has been known a time when eo many
who are termed "politicians either are
or will be here before Tuesday, 4th
inst., the day the Legislature meets.
The principal cause of this large as
sembling, and consequent excitement,
is the election of a United States Sen
ator, to lje made by the Legislature on
the third Tuesday of this month. No
legislation is possible while that ques
tion is pending. The Republican caucus
for settling upon the man to be voted
for, will not likely lie held until a few
days before the election is to take place.
There are more candidates, either active
or quiet, for the Senatorship, it is said,
than ever before ; or rather, it might be
said, expectants, as many of them are
expecting "something to turn up" that
might possibly clothe them with the
honor of that high office. The two
leading candidates at this writing are
Galusha A. Crow and Henry W. Oli
ver. Mr. G row is well and favorably
known to many of Butler county, both
personally and politically. He has also
friends in every county of the State,
many of whom have come here to as
sist him in obtaining what they think
be has earned and now should have.
His friends confidently claim his suc
cess a 6 certain. His principal compet
itor in the caucus, it seems, will be Mr.
Henry W. 01 ver, Jr., of our neighbor
ing city of Pittsburgh. Unlike Mr.
Grow, he has not been in public life,
and therefore has been but little known.
I suppose but few in Butler county
know or ever have heard of him until
very recently, i never had the pleas
ure of meeting him until to-day lore.
He is a young man of pleasing man
ners and appearance, and is spoken of
as a successful and very smart business
man But the difficulty among all out
side is to understand what qualifica
tions he has for a L T . S. Senator, and
why he should be settled upon by any
county or section There are, in con
sequence, some of the le ding Repub
licans of Pittsburgh here favoring the
selection of George Shires, Esq., on
eminent lawyer of that. They are not
antagonizing the Oliver interest further
than in the belief that he, Mr. O , can
not be successful as the man who could
or should be supported by the western
Republicans of the State. M.\ Shiras,
they claim, fills the bill better and will
in the end be settled upon by Alleghe
ny county. But in addition to those,
in the west, is Mr. Thompson, of our
county; Mr. Gilfillan, of Venango Co.;
Lieut Governor Stone, of Warren Co.,
and others. The friends of all these
gentleman claim they could represent
western interest and the State as well
and that the lightning might au readily
strike tbem as any i ther. Mr. Thomp
son will receive in caucus the votes of
the three Butler members, Messrs.
Greer, Braham and Bell on first ballot
and longer if he is likely to develop
any outside strength. Mr. Gilfillan, it
is said, will have part of the Venango
members in caucus on first vote, but
as that county is instructed, like many
others, for Grow, they must eventually
vote for Grow. Lieut. Gov. Stone has
many friends all over the State, and is
an able and agreeable gentleman. From
the mixed condition of matters there io
no telling what may happen, I ut the
best opinion to be gathered at this wri
ting is that the popular expression of
the Bpublican peoplo the State over
wili be respected and Grow be chosen
next Senator.
Our members of the House, Braham
and Bell, are here and will labor to
get for our county her share of the po
sitions in the House. Dr. Irvine, of
Evansburg. is also here and is urged
by his friends for ttie position of Bead
ing Clerk in the Senate. With Sena
tor Greer's assistance he ought to suc
The weather here has been as cold
as in Butler. On Friday morning it
was eleven degrees below zero. This
morning not so cold and is moderating
In this hotel (Locbiel House) on yes
terday they had eighty pounds of
steam in the heaters in the rooms and
also fires in the grates and yet not
very comfortable. Last winter, and in
former winters, but forty pounds of
steam were accessary. Sleighs are
running and the p"Ople moving aboui
to-day. The inevitable and hardy
Engiish sparrow almost fills the streets
here, and cold as it was, they could be
seen in flocks, flying to ami from the
street, watching for every crumb ol
food that might appear.
The first Republiean caucus held
will be on Monday next, but only for
the select!' n of officertf of tjie House
The Senate, 1 understand, has a com
mittee appointed for that purpose. Af
ter the House caucus on Monday it
will be kuown what places our county
may get in that body. Much more
i might be written of men and matters
j here, but the above will have to suffice
(Mj* <&it*as*u: s!«♦, 3«uittarg a, 1881.
in his possession the electoral returns
of all the States of the Union with
the possible exception only of Oregon.
There is no contesting return from
any State: so that when the designat
ed day in February arrives, there ought
to be no difficulty whatever on the
part of the Vice President and the two
Houses of Congress in finding out and
declaring the expressed will of the maj
Tho Fun ling Bill-
So the Funding bill has gone over
until after the holiday recess. Being
the most important—nav, the only
really important—measure of general
legislation to be acted upon by this
Congress, it is to be regretted that it
did not pass the House before the holi
days, allowing time for ample discus
sion in the Senate after the recess, and
for the adjustment of differences bet ween
the two houses if the Senate should
think it wise to amend the bill.
It is possible that the House might
have passed it previous to the holiday
recess if the irrepressible Mr Weaver
had not thought fit to obstruct it on
Tuesday by getting up a disgraceful
fracas which led to an early adjourn
ment and consumed the time of the
House in extorting apologies which
were due to its dignity. But as
Weaver had his claws pared by the
humiliating necessity which was forced
upon him of apologizing under athreai
of expulsion he may not be quite as
cantankerous after the recess.
Next to the annual appropriation
bills, which are a matter of course,
there is no subject on which this Con
gress is called to act which can be com
pared in urgency with the Funding
bill. A heavy amount of national
bonds bearing interest at the rates of
six per cent and five per cent become
redeemable on or before July 1 next
It is needless and wasjeful for
the government to pay such high rates
of interest. There is no sort of doubt
that the seven hundred millions of
redeemable six and five per cent bonds
could easily lie refunded at three and a
half per cent, and perhaps at a stili
lower rate. Whatever may be the
rate finally determined upon by Con
gress time is needed for printing the
new bonds and making arrangements
for offering them to the public in ad
vance of the dates when the old high
rate bonds are redeemable. This is
the one subject of general legislation
which demands early action by this
expiring Congress. It is unfortunate
that the Funding bill goes over to the
tender mercies of the House after the
holidays. There is a strong probability
that the Senate will amend it and that
disagreements leading to a committee
of conference may push a final determi
nation into the closing days of the
session and |M*rhaps defeat it altogeth
Our only doubt as to the wisdom of
the House bill relates to the proposed
rate of interest. Of course nobody dis
putes that three per cent is the proper
rate to be insisted on if the new bonds
can be sold at par But if the authors
of the bill should prove to be mistaken,
if it should turn out that three percent
bonds cannot be disposed of, while
three and a half per cent bo r ds would
be taken, it would be a mistake to pass
a bill fixing the lower rate. But as
the Committee on Ways and Means
has a settled opinion on this point it
is better that its bill should pass tho
House, leaving proper amendments to
the more mature consideration of the
Senate. If the wise heads of the Senate
should agree with the House that
three per cent is a feasible rate for the
new bonds the country will be glad to
be assured that it can borrow on such
favorable terms. But we shall have
rloubts until the experienced men of
the Senate adopt tiie rate proposed by
the House. If the new bonds are
offered at too low a rate of interest to
to be taken we might as well have no
Funding bill ai all
Secretary Sherman, who is, perhaps,
the most competent judge, thinks that
a three and a half per cent loan could
be placed, but doubts whether a three
per cent loan would be taken. The
judgment of so experienced and suc
cessful a financier is entitled to great
weight, and if refunding is defeated by
passing a bill which his judgment
does not approve the Ways and Means
Committee will have incurred an un
pleasant responsibility.
The natural way of dealing with the
divergence of opinion between Secreta
ry Sherman and Mr. Wood would be
to pass an act prescribing three and
one-ha'.f per cent as the maximum
rate of interest and leaving the Seere
tarv of the Treasury to make the best
terms he could below that rate. The
country would then have the benefit
of three p«f cent if tb e condition of the
tnotiey market made that rata prweti
crble. and should it be impracticable
refunding would nevertheless go on at
a rate not exceeding three and cue-half
per cent.
We must admit that there is force in
the reply which has been made to this
argument. It is said that if three ami
a half per cent were fixed as the maxi
mum rate, with discretion to sell bonds
bearing a lower rate, bankers would
combine to reject loans Offered at a
lower rate in the expectation of com
pelling the government to concede the
highest rate permitted by the law
There is great force in this suggestion.
It would perhaps be better to establish
by law an invariable rate of interest
on the new bonds ; but this makes it
all the more necessary that the rate
should not be so high as to block the
process of refunding, and compel the
government to pay six and five per
cent when it certainly could do a
great deal better. It is wiser to make
a sure tiling of reducing the interest
to three and a half per cent than to
offer three per cent and have the new
bonds rejected, which would entail a
necessity of continuing to pay the
present high rates.— N. Y. Urrald.
U lit Should They.
No man or woman tan do satisfac
tory work when the brain is dull, the
nerves unsteady, the system relaxed
and they feel generally wretched
Why should lawyers, merchants, cler
gyman, mechanics or mothers
often miserably drag through then
work in this condition, when a small
amount of Parker's Ginger Tonic will
always, at moderate cost, clear tho
lirain and give them tho strength and
the will to perform tneir dutica oati?-
factorily. We have felt its stren then
ng and bracing el ects and can r« com
mend it most high y. See oth r col
I>wase wv rt/ ( jAhvob tf'b-, ' fcfSTl-.
FiiK-rlsiiiiiiiK Leclurc.
Clinton Lloyd, Esq., of Williams
port, this state, occupied t' e Court
House on Monday evening, Dec. 27th,
delivering the first lecture before the
"Butler County -Teachers' Institute'
at its recent s. as'on. li s subject was
'•The Hott.se < i{. preventatives of the
United States »s seen through the
Spectacles of its Chief Clerk " This,
was an interesting subject and attract- j
ed a large audience to hear Mr. Lloyd, j
lie was the chief clerk of the House j
of Representatives for about twelve j
years, during the war and after, and |
when the gravest and most difficult
questions growing out of the Rebellion
came up and had to be settled. He
had the opportunity to s e every phase
of the proceedings and to know the
character and ability of all the mem
bers then iu Congress. After Mr.
Lloyd had spoken in a general way
and given some interesting facts as to
Congress as a botlv, he then proceeded
to delineate the characteristics of some
of the leading members of the House
during the time he was clerk. Com
mencing with the speakers, hisdescrip
tion of Colfax and Blaine was enter
taining in the greatest degree. Thad
deus Stevens, the "Great Commoner;"
Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, and other
distinguished members,were portrayed
in life like manner. The wits and the
fools then in Congress were also illus
trated. This was perhaps the most
interesting part of Mr. Lloyd's inter
esting lecture. Proctor Knotts' wit,
and the sublime but not very clear elo
quence of Mullins of Tennessee were
particularly well told. Mr. Lloyd is
forcible and rapid as a speaker, and his
earnest manner at once secures your
attention His lecture here was quite
a success and made a good impression
on all.
The Teacher*' Institute.
The Teachers' Institute held here
last week was the most successful in
everv respect that has ever been held
in the county. Two hundred and three
teachers and' thirty-eight directors were
enrolled ; the average daily attendance
was one hundred and fifty-four, and
the whole number of days of attend
ance, seven hundred and sixty-nine.
There are some two hundred and sixty
schools being taught in the county this
winter and all the teachers should have
been present, unless prevented by sick
ness or some other good cause. Some
teachers were prevented from attending
bv either the stupidity or bigotry of
their boards of directors who do not
appreciate the value of our County In
stitutes to the cause of education, and
who refused to allow their teachers for
their time if they attended or insisted
upon their teaching during the holiday
week. The Institute was graced by
the presence of and instructed by the
remarks of the following well-known
educators: Prof. M. I>. Goff. who is
the author of a series of books on
Mathematics and who addressed the
Institute on several occasions on the
subject of Mathematics. Prof. John 8.
M<-Kay of the Indiana Normal School,
explained what is called "object 'teach
ing, and lectured on Naturul History.
Prof. J. 11. Young, of same school,
sp< ke on English Grammar and phys
ic I culture. Miss Patridge explained
what is called the ' Quincy Method"
of conducting a school. Mrs. McKay
gave some practical lessons on object
teaching, and several others.
The evening lectures by Hon. Clin
ton Lloyd, Hon. Geo. R. Wettdling
and Miss Patridge were all good and
secured good audiences.
Revs. Ferguson, Wylie, Staufter,
Waters and Dickey aided the Institute
bv the interest they took in it. Music
was furnished by a choir of teachers,
Dr. Von Meyerhoff and M . 11. 11. Lid
die and family.
Our County Superintendent, Mr.
McKce, deserves great credit for his
successful management of the Insti
tute, and also for the great interest ho
has taken in the cause of education in
this county. He is one of the best
County Superintendents of Public
schools we have ever had.
A II C ongrogalioii.
The Presbyterian Church of Butler
celebrated the Ist Sabbath of the year
18)Sl in a very satisfactory manner
A debt of about $8 (JOO had been rest
ing on the church for several yea's,
and not only was a load grievous to be
born, but it crippled every effort of the
pastor to enlist the chureh iu christian
work. Some weeks ago the pastor had
preached on the subject and the trus
tees had started to call on each mem
ber to join in an effort to lift tjip debt
off the church. There were difllcul
ties and discouragements in the way.
"The wheels dragged heavily." The
ladies called a meeting and organized
a Deborah Baud, and set to work to
enroll every woman and girl as a help
er. In a little time the ladies had 100
na.n. s enrollpd and SlliOO secured. At
this juncture the pastor resolved to
preach again on the subject and lay be
fore the people on Sabbath morning,
January 2, the actual condition of the
work, and call for each person not al
ready enrolled to report at once w hat
lie wouid do. The result was that by
half past one o'clock, ufter a service of'
three hours, the debt was entirely re
moved from the church, and a happy
and thankful people were ready to rise
and endorse the paper which tin; pas
tor offered, pledging each to keep the
door of the church forever closed
against the incoming of church
Until the work was actually accom
plished many persons did not believe
that it could or would be done. The
church had not the presence of Mr Ed
ward Kimball, debt destroyer, in per
son, but tin* pa tor declares that a long
interview with him some weeks ago
gave him great aid and encouragement
to begin the work and go on with it.
The principle adopted throughout this
effort was to enlist every man, woman
and child in the undertaking. God
has crown* d the effort with success,
and the church shows one of the long
est rolls of contributors in such work.
The work of the women and children
can not be too highly commended. No
church which is willing to east itself
on God's promisi s need despair of suc
cess, if it will heartily go forward. Few
towns in the United States have suffer
ed more under financial depression than
Butler, and although the tide of pros
perity has not yet reached this place,
the load has been lifted. To any
church which has "the ball and chain"
of debt fastened to it, we say heartily:
"Up! quit you like men; be strong
and of good courage and wi|»e out the
reproach which rests upon you.
Presbyterian Church, Butler, I'a.,
Ju: uary 2, 1881. —Thankful to God
fbr ttoV flttiwrunvo to'iuy t/urdrun*i
from a debt \\ L Ii has been resting
upon us as a load of sin and misery.
We. the meiutiers of the Presbyte
rian church, do promise before God
that hereafter we will oppose any out
lav f or the chun-L which will place any
debt upon it. • vititr that such ac- i
tion is I ad in pr!w-i:»!c and dangerous
in practise ; and als-o that it is dishon
oring to God and damaging to all the
interests of his church, both temporal
and spiritual.
We also declare our purpose as in- '
dividuals to urge the adoption of this
purpose and pledge by all churches of
our Lord Jesus Christ until sueb a
thing as a church debt shall become
This paper, after being read and ex
plained fully, was adopted unanimous
ly by a rising vote.
Prejudice KII'.N.
"Eleven years our daughter suffered
on a bed of misery uuder the care of
several of the best (and some of the
worst) nhysicians, who gave her disease
vaiious names but no relief, and now
I she is restored to us in good health by
as simple- a remedy as Hop Bitters,
that we had poohed at for two years,
before using it. We earnestly hope
and pray that no one el.-e will let their
sick sufle*' as wo did, on account of
prejudice against so good a medicine as
Hop Bitters."—The Parents.— Tele
MA MR lE®.
YOUNG—PORTER—On Dec. 26, 1880, in
Allegheny C ity, by Rev King, Mr. Harry B.
Youn>», of Centrcville, this county, and Miss
Slay M. Porter, of Allegheny City.
WISE—NELSON —On Dec. J-th, 1880, at
the parsonage, by Rev. R. G. Ferguson, Mr.
Win. Wise, of Penu township, ami Miss Aunie
E. Nelson.
RAY-CAMPBELL—On Dec. 2L'd, Mr Jus.
Ray, of North Hope, Pa., to Miss M. .1. Camp
bell, of Petrolia, I'a.
GARDNER—REEP—On Dec. 23d, Ht the
residence of the bride's mother, in Fairviewtp.,
by the Rev. A. B. C. McFarland, Mr. W. B.
Gardner and Miss M. J. lteep, of Petrolia,
GRAHAM—NORI4IS—On the i!(ith alt., at
Williamsport, by the Rev. Dr. Hopkins, Rev.
John Graham, formerly of this borough, to
Annie C. Norris, of Erie, I'a.
by Rev. E. Ogden, at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. Samuel Fleming and Miss Anna
M. Sutton, both of Penn township; Butler Co.
VORPE—FOX—Jan. Ist, lssi, by Rev. E-
Ogden, at his residence, Mr. Henry A. \ orpe,
of Middlesex twp., Butler Co., I'a., to Miss
Ellen N. Fox, of Allegheny Co., I'a.
by Rev. Samuel Kerr, Mr James Hoffman and
Miss Eliza M. Bailey, both of ISutler Co , I'a.
BAKER—RIDER—On the 2XI h, inst., by
Rev. C. L. Streamer, Mr. Andrew J. Baker, of
Butler township, to Miss Bella Rider, of Centre
RAY—NELLIS—On the 30th ult., by the
same, Mr. W. P. Ruv to Miss Sarah J. N.llis,
both of Clay township.
CHRISTY—BAKER—On the Bth, uit., by
Rev. S. Williams, Mr. I'. M. Christy to Miss
M. J. ISaker, both of this county.
TIP >.M I'SON—Dec. 25th, 1880, Robt. Thomp
son of Clearfield tvvnship, Butler Co., Pa.,
aged 77 years, 7 mouths and J days-
Mr. Thompson died u.-ry suddenly of neural
gia of the heart. Though suffering from fre
quent attacks of it for some time past, he arose
on that morning, dressed and went down stairs
and (lied in a few ininuies. Thus an old and
much respected eitizen of our county has passed
away. W. P. S.
M'CULLOUGH—At his residence, in Fair
view township, this county on December !»th,
1880, Mr. David MeCullough, aged t>9 y-iri.
Mr. McCullough was born and r.ii-.ed in I!ut
ler and is a younger brother of Mr. John lie-
Culiongh yet living here. David removed to a
, farm above Millerstowu when young and no
man urospereu belt r or was more highly es
teemed by nil who knew lr.m. lie was ipi rf-
Ctefjinjfly ni'l'i, tfoocl l»eartei man. 11.; the
morning of Lbs day ol his ile,if'. he wont out
with his horsiis aad *ltd to haul home a load of
wood, and not returning In the usual t'mj he
was sought and found frozen and almost dead.
A stroke of some kind or an accident that par
alyzed him'is supposed to have overtaken him.
His lo.s is a .serious one to his n .-ighboihood
and his death lamented by nil of the communi
ty in which he lived. He leaves behind ,i large
family and very many relatives to m >uru his
su Idea loss.
\ ( n;d,
To 11 u lie. are iitlleriug It'oni the error* mid
Indlsereiioris ol youth, nervou* w.aktit. s, e iily
deeu\. In « ol manhood. &:•. ! \t!l: s-t*?:;! : re
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'the lM,i ideiphli Pre«« grows eonatautljr
ta'-'Wr atia :Vr"nger. ,, Y\ Trtovn*
Pursuant to an order ot tlie Orphan* Court of j
Butler County, ther* will lie exposed to pu lie >
wile on the prerui* 8, in Worth township, But- :
ler County, Pa., on
ISSI. at one o'clock, I', m., the following de-
Scribed real cMate, late ot George Voga.i, dee'd,
to v it: All that certain piece or tract ot land
situate in Worth township, Butler County, Pa ,
bounded on ti.e north by land> ol F.d» rd
lilt and Henry -utlitl. On the east by lan«ls ot
heir- of Joh:. Vogan. OL. the south bv lands of
John Link and public road, and ou the west by
lands ol P. All-in ci al., containing
more or lr««. About ten acres i le.irvd,
bouse thereon eroe ed. eood orchard ot bearing
fruit trees Till- piece of land is about two
tiles tro'u Wist Lilierty, and is onveuk'iil to
churches, schools and stores
TEK.M.S—Oue-:tiiid on continuation ot sale,
the rcmaiudei in two input; in-la 'nieu ■>, with
Interest trom dale ol safe-—said iustallii enls t i
lie teeured by bond and mortt >ir*-
ADA M PI-OR, Ad n'r
Postofll> e—lacksville, Butler Co., Pa.
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constantly incrrasirg. It contains nil lhe lead
ing news <>f tli • D.ii'y Herald and is arranged in
hai.dy departments The
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repirt Ol
eml-rai ing eonipl. te and comprehensive dc«-
patches from Washington. incliuli.ir lull te
j>orls of ih speoelie* of eiiiincnl politicians on
the questions ot the hour
of the Weekly H ei* ald -jives the. latest as
well as the most pi.ftical sugeeslicns and dis
coveries relating to li e duties of the farmer,
hints for raising Catlle, Poultry, Grains Treis,
Vee< lollies, Ac. i&c., wth suggestions for
keeping buildings and farming utensils in re
pair This Ib supplemented bv a w-IlJ'dited
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With rt Slc.iy eviv weeK, a Pennon by some
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Personal and Sea Notes. There is no piper in
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ter every week as the W Ei'Kt. V lleuai.d.
which i< ft lit. po-tage free, tor One Dollar.
You can m.itw r:be at anv lime.
Bro iriiray and Ann Strict Xeir I ntk.
The Hart'trirftt !l!urtra*rd Jourral
of Housrhold Art, Flowers, and
Horns Literature ; a Amor;p«-
! A !:s rfi- 18 f! i ill'ml ralcd Monthly
Jottnal. EiJ;t |'i.e» n-odevoir !to i'riic;ir-al
F'o:irulti:re, and the »u*i i to short
nloilcs, *pl< V ci'lrt' Joiix, :'.|d hou.schoU' topics
of geiier il interest. A clioiir eltill li o( ici.
sir N witli (iu-li No. To each -u's. r iber
i* given i rare | .r.-n.lutu. (SC:.il IT premium
li-t.) See * hit ••Tut* ClirbUiu at \Vork"sa>i»
; ot it:
Rincr I lit Floinl Cabin- I |iw i i»'Wd on a re*
| career i« |j lis>i(|-> <n (•('•runt pil'dl-hers, with
a r;,iUi>< n'vi lllii' U ill ltM'.li!i rial inanaL'clueiil.
il ha* rapid > riM U in public favor ~nd Ims en
joyed n 1} il.cri'ansd i in ul iilon, u» !t ric Iv
deocrvu*. Tin - Floral '"at InH IK out' ol the best
guide* to flower <u title Hid homr adornment.
Il lull-* nil nboul tbiwers and everything that
is <ik : ii to flower*, and i-Lt>w> the diflt-rtiire be
tween lilui agrnnil nml ml.-iimna:ctncnt.
With ll:<-aid ot Ihe Komi Cabinet «ny lady
may easly make her home lieauitlnl. The IHMJ
ol exact!} Mu h ;■ pubd alion ax thin ninnm
the you:.g people i.l a bnrlly hail* lo refine
ment of tn~te, nml to an MUII 'iiiCiicu v»»»»i nil
that iiirki.-s home liglilV- fliu Cabinet U full
o| dt;;i;Ui,.j Iroin f:<iilnir to end, rich with
I oriunal lotrrihnlionn both In |>roftc and poetry,
and clegiut with ehoire woodcut* mile ex
pre sly lor lis piaix by mo»t cmiuenl
lu ptleo Im onh a dollar ai'q a ijunrtrr a year
with premiums cnuugli in the way ol valuable
neeilntof.i t up a warden or conservatory. No
hoti'e ought to l»c wiili. ul the tu >nthiy v:»lts
ol the Floral Cabinet.
The a hove is only one 11 many notices ol the
same character
l<er Year
Six Months, .65
Quarter! Edl lon, .... .50
Three Mouilis, - - - -* - -«0
Specimen Copy, ----- .10
Box 2456. Nk v York.
For 18V I IK an Elegant Hook of 1 I/O pa U es, one
Coloreo Flower Plate, ni l <IOO
Willi di-cii; t!• >n» ol tin- Flower* and VCL'-
etahleH, and IMiei lion* I >r growing. Only l(>
rents In Kngll-h or Oernri . II you alter
ward* order secdifdc iurl tile 1" cents.
Vff'K'S SEKDS »ie th" best ill the world
The flora] t;,..de will till how to get and trow
Vick'n Flower ar.d Ve; • l ihle Garden, 175
pages, ti Color- il Plate*. 5»• • i". i :raviiijr« Km'
50 cent- in paper mveiit;s! 'in elfjcuul cloth.
Jn (German o F.uulihb.
Vlck'it Illustrated M M.lhlv Maifaaslnc—32
[i.-ice*. a ccloied plme In evny number and
many line eiu'tnvlni;* Piice il 25 u yiwr, five
en| ten lor t-YOQ #p< cimeji iiuml'crs oeiit tor
10 cents l i» trill Tuples fur X 5 celltx. Addresri,
JAV.ES VICK, Koches'er, N. Y,
\ollcc l« C'rcrtlior- of FrmiolM
In the e.tale of FranciM Coulev. AnHinnor. Iu
the Court of Common I'lnw of Butler County.
On petition of Perry Smith anil J. 0. Vander
liu to l>e dii-eli»iyed.
1880, Dec. 6th. The Court direct notice by
publication, on the ceditorM of \MHignor. that
prayer of petitioner* will be fjr* iiKwl iinlOMt.
caune be ihown to the contraiT. IT> Momiav .fau
na i v 3d. 1881. Hv THK Cot'BT.
N..w l>ec 9th. IRBO, to the crc ditora of Frnn
ci« Conley. IAIUI lio'ire thml the iu the
abov.* cane bavo made application to be din
chaiged from their UII'OK» caune in hliumi
on or before Jar. 3<l, 1811
IT. iiny SMITH.
15deo tt Atcigneee.
Wotioo in hereiiv (ityen tl.at lotierM toMtawen
tarv have been «raiii<«' to the undesigned on
the ent4tn of Jolui Forwfh, Hr . late of Penn
township. Uutlor comity Pa . dee'd. all per»ona
therefore knowing themnelvea indebtivl to nai 1
enfate will p!ea-e iralie immediate payment, and
■any having elaimn ißaliiHt the name will preeent
them pioperly authenticated for nnttlement.
F.xecntor, Ilrownadale, Butler county, Pa.
deeß ttt
At tho WiUar.l lioiife, (formerly
Jack House,) Butler, F'n . on Tiifsday
und Wednesday, tli«* ll'li an I 12th of
Horses must be from 3 to f> years
old and broken to hartu s-".
Rosenbaum & Co.'s,
112 % 714, 110, .Market Street, Cor. Liberty Street,
And 1,000 other useful Presents at Immense LOW PRICES-
M. FIRE & Bro"
100. and 102 Federal St, Allegheny.
We Are New Daily Opening New and Choice
Or Kvery f)e*«*rlpf ion, Comprising in part the following
Mixed Drew Goods. c : ; . R. in. lj'i.'.
Plain l>rexs tioods, in M colors nud sliides, 12'4
15, 20C. I
Cashmere*, 15, 20, Kc
Cashmere, verj wide. e\tin i nit «*, .*», v«.
French Cashmere, a!l-\ViM>l. to, 4.">. flee.
French Cs-lmjere, all-Wool. vt ry fine. fil>. 75c, $l
Henrietta Cloth, good quality. ;'<6, U), 75c.
ili-tirieiia Cloth, Silk Wiirp. Si. >1.25, fl.ro.
In Black and Colored Silks.
We offer extra iwlucev.iftiits in order to reduce
Ui>- heavy s;u; k on hand.
We «i(i> r « l«ai:;ifi:l K:ack Velvet at 50 and 75c.
Itrocade Velvets, Mac:; and < .hired, new and
beoiitiful style*. 75c au«l #l.
We have lliis d ty opened a very larnt let of Silk
Fringes, Triiruiilnzs, Silks. Satins, &c.
In CLOAKS and KOI.MANs onr assortment Is
very complete, wlucli enables us to suit every
Buyers of Dry Goods are respectfully requested to give ub a call be'ore par
chasing elsewhere, and we feel confident that every one wili leave our
establishment with the conviction of having saved money.
M. FIRE & BR0„
100 and 102 Street, A 'egh^n*'-
Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
All the Flour made by the New Process and sold as low as IjM.Sft per
seek, and up to £ll 7Si per sack. Also, Buckwheat Flour, Rye Flour, and
bolted and unbolted Corn Meal.
Ali kinds of Feed—Chop, Bran, Corn, Oats and all kinds of Mill Feed.
All kinds of grain bought ut Store or Mill, and Highest Cash Price Paid.
Custom Work done at Mill by the New Process Machinery and grists
warranted to lie equal in quantity and quality to those ground anywhere else.
George Heiber, Sr.
DECEMHER" ist, 1880.
2,000 Yds. Genuine Silk Mixed
And placed on sale at the REMARKABLE price of 20 cents, about
one-third their vain*.
One lot luiimrWU llamlki rrlilef l'laid , at :n\ie,
fO.IIH'r |'l.i e,
out* li t 11Hiialki it-liU'f Maid*. f.nc nooda, 78c,
fOlllilT price. tl
(ii i• !<m K ■ ■nt Handkerchief l'laidx at ?1. for
n.» r i>ri< •• mid upwards.
A portion <»» these recent puichaaes and »ty.l»li
One r 1 1 ! .<('.• ut •*': III: Sate "and Fri l.ch Suit
iiiir* jfi.T:., !nr: u r f>rc. y-'-'". Ills • !ls ami colors.
Si. perl) i|i;a: : «••• M-lllili All-Viol Frei.cll Dress
(.mills at 1 in, .v., ' 1 m il <l.-1, ami 1 oiitrl shades to
I'l.liilillir. ullli Salll.s, Flushes, Velvets aid Satin
1 ><• I.ynii Hroeadcs, now sold in Mich haiiilsoiiie de
signs at our silk counters at such low prices for
elegant qualities.
Magnificent Silk Novelties, gl.rx) to $2.'.% Home
of tin- former wild recently at S-'i.
American lire . (ioo'ls Departmcht—Cashmeres
best shades, at ISSc 1111.
Choice Double width Armures, 20c up.
Plaids, (i'i, tu. 12' i anil 10c. the two latter in styl
ish effects, nail all these well-known American
Fal>rh«, giving <suisumers comlort and k<mml ser
viee. In many instances giving more service than
some gooils at several times their cost.
Choice Colored Sal Ins and II recede Velvet*.
K\tra Wide lllack Matins and Velvets for Skirts
and Trimmings.
118 arid 120 Federal Street, Allegheny.
N. n Flannels, I'lai ktte. and Winter Underwear and HoiHcry, Domestic and Housekeeping
OOIMIM. who'enale and retail, at | ricen HII IH< inntly low ti> attract the closest cash or short time buy
ers witli approved credit. New Itlack and colored Hilk Girdles. Hpikee. Tassels, Beads, Balls, im
ported Buttons. in twe eizrs. to match for Costumes and Jackets.
mi n n nP EH>sa ~spiLEs
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Iteuiolr lull ts rum. It uJlstilba iubloc, absorbs Ik*
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ H H tninm*, r.if ■» i.awiimv n liol Prepared by/. P. Millar,M.D.,
■II ■ ■■ ■■ ■ ■ Pblladi M>Ma, Pa. «' Al' M'tu gnwav unit* wrap-
IU ■ Vv VjjV jyr «i nmi'iiiu /<i inda Pile of ttease.
All druriii<u a»<l coualrv tiorca h»»« it or will t«t it for yea.
Prof. Tic '» Alwait ic or IH»1 I* out. Beaidea
the usual iiiinunac matter it eon Ui Ins the fore
m*t A 1.1 the went her ; their wonrterftjl verities- !
Mon* In ISMO ; how to jMiard llghtnini; ;
when It l< unaa'e to ruter deep wells,
it Inc. tec., I .iw to luike and roi*t; cause ol
• hlL'hi in Iruu trees, and much other valuable
in uter. Altogether the present aqrpeesea any
former l-sue In piucf icnl iulotuiallon.
Km hiiui|ile yupy ami term- to the trridc, send
'4O ,i nt» ll>
.Cl Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo,
THE irierilM»ri of the Worth Mutual Fire In-
Hiiraj.ce Co. will meet a* theHchool House
in West Liberty. on the sicond Hatunlay of Jan
uary, I SI. betiß the Mtli lost., at 1 o clock, p.
M . for ilie purp »o of r 'ctiiiir oflio.rn for the
amiunj? %ww. J! M. MA'WUAW/i
I Extra Raruams in Housekeeping Goods.
Heavy Blankets.sl.2s. $1.50, $2.
1 Heavy country Blankets, Colored and White $9,
$5.50. s>;.
Table Cloth. 20. 25. 35, 50c.
Turkey Red Table Damask, fast color 50,60, 78c,
Cirey Flannel. 124,10,»> and 25c.
Hed Flannels, 20, 25 and 30c.
Colored, White and Scarlet Underwear for La
dies and (Cents' from the 'owest grades to the vary
best, at exceedingly low prices.
Our Stock in Hosiery and Gloves
is very full and comprises n part the following s
s' Gloves, 12Vt, 15, 30, 25. 35c.
Indies' Uloves, very superior goods, 50, 76c, |L
I-olics' Hose, 8,10.12!4.15c.
Ladies' Hose, much better, 25, .15, 50C.
Gents' Half-hose 10, 12H, 15, 20c.
Cents' Half-hose, extra value, 25, 3 , soe.
We have just received a lot o: regular
made Hoisery, all wool, beautiful goods, and » be
I sold veiy low.
Dally replenish!*! with New Styles.
Exquisite I'll and Stylish Materials.
A large lot 1 l-gant New Shape Dolmans at s3>,
ithe best garment ever sold at this price.
At .®:i. &, W. 30, B*. *lO and sl3,
that are Special Bargain*.
Dolmans and .Jackets at »x.r.O, $lO. $12.50, SIR, 91 •
3t!2 and $25, at these prices we Invite speclul atten
Fine Wra h and Oarmcnts at $35, S4O, 960,
*65, $75. *9O and up to 41(0, Btately and nobbr
Atyle><. in Silk; Mvin d'Lyon and Hicilienne. lined
with Hntin 111 blaek, wine and old gold and fur,
and tiinimnd with fnr, bonded paxaeraenteria,
plunheH, <lc., to Hait the fanoy of ahnoet any
ftennine London dye, $125, *l5O, #175,9300 and
Elegant Otter and Heal Dolmana $365 to $350.
Extra large oxHortuent Fur-lired Circular*,
$35 to fiXt e»ch.
Choice Line OircuUrf, made from new UUtar
ette Cloths, *5 to $lO, extra full made to mm
ure within two day a.
I > ot Joe.
K IOTICE is hereby g.ven that it ta the inten
1N lion of the citizens of C ay township to op
; ply to the c.mniiK Legislature for the repeal ot
the present r .«■ I law o%er the same, known as
the -vv, iih Tp.. ltoa-1 I aw," and which was ei
iende.l TO SHI. I Olav township, by Act of Aseem
tdy of 'J -it . March. I 87M, which said act it is here
by sought to be repealed and the old law rein
*-»*t ' <\ Sdeeit
* ieetion Notice.
AN P.lecton for twelve Directors of the Batler
Mntn«l Fire I- rtuanoe Co., toserre for the
ensniiiK ye. nr. will b held at the Office of the
Secretary in Birier Pa., on the neoond Tuesday
of Janttarv neit. I • ing the 11th day of th#
month, between the ' onrs of one and two P. K.
Udec tt 11. C. HEINEMAN, Secretary.
for rt» OfTI3»N.