Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 07, 1881, Image 2

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lOHM ». 4 W. 0. HEGItY. PROP'RS.
Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
second-classs matter.
Republican County Ticket.
Awoclate Judge.
A. D. WEIR, Buffalo township.
FERGUS M/SHIRA, Parker township.
M. N. GREER, Buffalo township.
Clerk of Court*.
W. B. DODD6. Muddycreek township.
Beclster 4c Recorder.
J. HARVEY MILLER, of Butler.
Cons*J Commissioners,
CHARLES COCHRAN, of Concord township.
GEORGE W. HAYS, of Middlesex township.
County Auditors,
O. W. CROW, of Forward township.
J. H. SHANNON, of Franklin township.
WILLIAM KENNEDY, of Penn township.
WM. J. TURRELL, Speaker of the
Pennsylvania Senate during the war,
died at Montrose last week, aged 68.
MONDAY of this week, September
sth, was as warm as any day this
summer— thermometer 98 in the shade.
THEY had a rain down in Middlesex
township on Sunday evening last—
wish it had extended a little further
THE State Fair commenced at Pitts
burgh on Monday. The exceeding
warm and dry weather will likely re
tard its progress for a time.
THE proclamation of Gov. Hoyt, for
public prayer for the President, was so
short in time as to prevent a full com
pliance by all the people Certainly
more notice than a day or two should
have been given in a matter of so much
interest to all.
her daughter Lydia, formerly of this
place but now of West Virginia, are at
present on a visit here. Their many
old frieuds are pleased to again see
them. They are stopping at present
with Mrs. and Miss Mary Sullivan.
JUDGE JENKJB, of Clarion county, re
fused to permit two attorneys of Pitts
burgh to argue a case before him last
week, nntil they were regularly exam
ined and admitted in tl at county ac
cording to the rules of its Court. Al
legheny county judges, he alleged, re
quired that of attorneys of outside
counties, and he thought that "what
was sauce for the goose ought to be
sauce for the gander."
SENATOR BECK, of Kentucky, gives
out that in case of the death of the
President, the Democracy would favor
the selection of some such conserva
tive Republican as Anthony, of Rhode
Island, for President pro tem. of the
Senate, thus avoiding any pretext for
sny fanatic, like Guiteau, to murder
Arthur. He thinks it would also be a
graceful recognition of the fact that
under a great national calamity the
intensity of party spirit was for a time
forgotten. This is what President
Garfield tiimsclf would call "plucking
flowers over the garden walls of poli
tics," which be has declared to be the
most fragrant of all.
THE people of Washington county,
this State, celebrate the one hund
redth year of that county's existence
on tbe 7th and Bth, inst., to-day and
to-morrow. Many of the first settlers
of this connty came from Washington
county, and also many of tbe first citi
zens of this town. They, or their de
scendants rather, consequently always
look with interest to anything transpir
ing in old mother Washington. The
centennial of the county, now taking
place, will be largely attended and
doubtless, will be an occasion of much
interest. Hundreds of old studeDts aud
others, who cannot be there in person,
will be in spirit and good wishes.
THE failure of tbe New York State
Republican Committee to express any
sympathy with President Garfield at
at its meeting last week, is noticed and
commented on very unfavorable all
over the country. The committee was
formed some time ugo and when ex-
Senator Conkling held away in New
York politics, aud it is supposed that
it was through his influence this petty
insult and outrage was committed. It
would have been a fine opportuu'ty for
bis friends to have shown magnanimi
ty and sympathy for tbe stricken
President. But it is also a reflection on
every member of that committee that
would seem to require a further expla
The September term of our Courts
convened on Monday last, Judge Mc-
Junkin presiding, with Associates
Story and McCandless.
The grand jury was sworn and or
ganized with Thomas Martin, Esq , of
Jefferson township, acting ,as foreman.
Some fifteen bills of iudictmcnt were
laid before the jury by the District At
torney, Mr. Cunningham.
On Monday evening the Court ad
journed over to Wednesday morning,
iu respect to the proclamation of the
Governor of the State, that all the
people should assemble in thair respec
tive hou es of worship on Tuesday,
6th inst., between 10 o'clock A. M. and
IS noon, to unite in public prayer for
tbe restoration of the President of the
United States to health aud strength.
Full proceedings of Court will be giv
en next week.
THE President was taken from
Washington yesterday morning, in the
hope that a change of air will benefit
him. Long Branch, on the sea coast,
was determined npon as the place
to remove him to, which place has to
be reached by rail—a distance of
about two hundred miles from Wash
ington. The cool, invigorating salt
air from the sea it is hoped will
strengthen and help nature to build
up his shattered system. The public
mind strongly endorses the risk of a
removal from the White House, or a
change of atmosphere for the President.
He himself has been anxiously in fa
vor of removal for some time past.
Everything along the route and on
his way there progressed favorably and
well. The latest news we have says
the President enjoyed the journev and
expressed his satisfaction with the
THE Lawrence county Republican
convention on last Saturday week
nominated the following ticket: Asso
ciate Judge, Jas. P. Aiken ; Treasurer,
James Reynolds ; Prothonotary, David
J. Campbell; Coroner. Dr. David P.
Jackson; Commissioners, Robt P.
Pomeroy and Robert Mehard ; Audi
tors, R. M. Eckels and John M. Mc-
Kee The following resolutions were
Resolved, That we learn with hor
ror of the cowardly attempt to take
the life of our beloved President, Jas.
A. Garfield ; most deeply sympathize
with him in bis gallant struggle for
life, and still hope and pray for his
fiual recovery.
Resolved, We cordially endorse the
course of the present administration,
especially as shown in the wisdom of
the management of the Treasury and
Postoffice Departments: in the former
bv the wise refunding the National
debt at a much lower rate of interest,
and payment of a large amount of the
principal, and in the latter by cutting
off abuses in the Star Route Service,
thus largely reducing the burdens of
the people and giving us the best
credit of any nation in the world.
Resolved, We reaffirm our adherenci
to the principles of the Republican
party as enumerated in the .National
platform for 1880, desiring especially
to emphasize the principle that the
duties levied for the purpose of reve
nue shall so discriminate as to protect
American labor.
Renolved, That weask of the author
ities at Washington to bring the mis
erable assassin of the President to £
speedy trial, and give him the severest
punishment the law will permit.
Resolved, That we congratulate the
tax-payers of the county that under
the wise and economical management
of affairs by those whom they have en
trusted with official position, the coun
ty is freo from debt, and the vuLz of
taxation materially lessened.
Resolved, That we deplore and
frown down with the utmost disgust
the use of money and whisky in secur
ing the nominations to office, and
recommend that tha oagt legislature
will amend the law passed last wince*,
that either the man who pays the
money or the roosters who receives the
same, can turn state's evidence and
caaktt information against the other,
and thereby ho cleared himself.
Resolved, That in the event c,f tl;o
President's death, wo recommend to
the Republicans throughout the Unit
ed States to act prudently and sensibly
and sustain Gen. Arthur, who deserves
the united support and encouragement
of the party as well as of every busi
ness man, and wall wisher of our
country, so that we may avoid a finan
cial crisis.
Fire and Accident in PH(H«
PrrrsßUKflH, Aug. 31.—Last eve
ning, about 9 o'clock, a disastrous (Ire
broke out on Liberty utraot, resulting
in the destruction of two buildings and
partial destruction of another nnd
serious injury to five persons. Flames
were first discovered in the building
, occupied by B. Home k Co. as a leaf
tobacco warehouse and quickly com
municated to the l/nited Status Case
Company, next door, and J. (1.
Brant's leather store. The fire depart
ment was on the ground in good time,
but owing to the scarcity of water,
were uuablo to get down to work be
fore the flames were almost beyond
control. During the progress of the
fire a ladder, on which were five -fire
men, broke about twenty fe«;t from the
ground, and the men were thrown
down, receiving serious injuries. One
of them named Chas 11. Hurt, it is
feared was fatally hurt The flames
were finally subdued about 10:30. Tho
loss will not fall below $20,000, on
which there is fully $30,000 insurance.
How the fire originated is a mystery.
The Unprecedeiil Droulli.
LANCASTER, Pa., August 31.—The un
precedeut drouth iu this county has
resulted iu the failure of two-thirds of
the tobacco crop, entailing a loss iu tho
county of over a million dollars. In
neighboring counties, where the same
atmospheric conditions existed, the loss
will be as much more. Some of the
early planted tobacco escaped the dry
spell and matured well, but this has al
ready been purchased by New York
buyers, most of it while growing in the
fields. Larger prices have ruled this
year than have ever been before been
paid. It is believed that tne remain
der of the crop will only be available
for fillers.
patches to the Prex* from all sections
of Pennsylvania show that great dam
age is being caused by the long drouth.
In some quarters the rivers are lower
than ever before, while springs and
wells are almost dried up. The corn
crop is injured beyond recovery and
there will be hardly a half crop of
wheat. The fields in some of the
counties are yellow and parched, with
no second crop of hay, and no plowing
up in the lumber regions. Nearly all the
grist mills have been compelled to shut
ilown and genuino alarm is felt through
out the valley. The price of butter
and uiilk is being raised by the dealers
in many sections while water is being
carried in oil tanks iu others. The loss
in this state will run into millions of
CHICAGO, August 31.—Dispatches
from Eldorado, 111., Wabash, Ind.,
fEfe* Pwilec <£ilt**jen: $1 title*, fl*., 1, 1881.
l>attle Creek. Mich., and other places
in this section, complain of great loss
to the crops by the drouth Pastur< s
are dried up, and no ground broken lor
wheat. In several places farmers are
hauling water from a distance fur their
stock. ___
EDITOR CITIZENS :—A few of the
citizens of Butler, together with some
friends from Pittsburgh, had the
pleasure of spending the month of
August at Jumonville, on Laurel Hill,
Fayette Co., Pa., the home of Rev.
A. H. Waters, formerly of this place.
One of the party furnished the Pitts
burgh Ecening Chronicle the follow
ing description of certain scenes and
events in that locality which may in
terest many of your readers:
It may not be known to the many
readers of your excellent family paper
who makes annual visits to the moun
tain resorts, known as Fayette Springs,
the Summit House, Wigginses, and
we might even include Ohio Pyle Falls,
that a place bearing the grewsome
name, Snakes Den, was within easy
reach and well worth a visit. The
instinctive dread of the sinuous reptile
with a copper colored head or a rat
tling tail which fills every mind, would
of course doom such a spot, with many
persons, to the regions of etornal isola
tion. But fortunately the name im
plies more than the facts concerning
the place justifies. Doubtless there are
snakes in this wilderness of rocks and
creeping vines, but the evidence of
over one hundred a..d fifty children
and teachers from the Soldiers' Or
phans' School, who frequently visit
the place, clainber about and over the
boulders without having once caught
a glimpse of the headed eyes, Qr heard
a rattle, is against it. This very Inter
esting place is reached from the Sum
mit House by a good road along the
ridge as far as the Soldiers' Orphans'
School, and thence back for three miles
oyer the mere semblance of a moun
tain road, eaoh ro'd qf advan.ee being a
deeper plunge into the solemn hush of
Nature in her most impressive aspect,
where the feeling grows upon one that
surely for a thousand years no mortal
had disturbed the awful loneliness.
all trace of wheel marks cease, you
push your way by a narrow and devi
ous path through the tangled mass of
of underbrush, over fallen trees, now
stopping to disengage the briar which
has given your face or hand a desper
ate H'ijp and clings deterniindly to
your clothing, as tUOugh »>- were aptiflg'
the part of a sentinel to bar your pro
gress into the mysterious regions be
yound, or again losing the thred-like
path and being obliged to signal your
companions for help. Fortunately the
distance is short, and soon, in spite of
oppobiliQi;, yoi) pome suddenly upon
the amphitheater of tho Titans. S,«cu»
ly this must be the place where these
tremendous fellows played the game of
Duck on the rock ' Such a picture of
wild confusion ! A thousand gigantic
hjOijJders apparently hurled by a mighty
power upon LM£ fayoted snot making,
one can imagine, the earth reel and
tremble with a shock, and yet amid
this mighty juniblo curious instances of
order and combination are noticeable.
J fere a blackmouthed cave pouring
four •14 s» fitrearp of air that sends a
chill through you. 'l'hei'o a nugfc col
umn towering proudly alone with a
calm, settled look of endurance npon
its scarred face now like grim
giants facing each other with
defiant fronts or resting loving
ly against each other as though
tlie haired i.f tfcc centuries had given
away to the gentler feeling*.
In one place you have a slice of rocW
spilt from the main boulder large
enough to sink a fleet, leaving a nar
row chasm four feet wide and forty
feet high, through which the sky looks
iiu« a hand of tjDje ribbon. But the
most remarkable arraiigomont Is t{;o
Cathedral with its pulpit, sounding
board and all, waiting for the congre
gation of a thousand people which
nevercome. Time was when these
Walls echoed the sounds, but it was
tho harsh sorpftm of the panther. Now
even the wild beans ha v i» goqo, q.i|d
tho loneliness in hroad day light, with
a gay party Binging and shouting
around, is depressing. Over all theso
rugged surfaces Nature, in her softer
moods, has been busy weaving a gar
ment of moss and creeping vine. In
the fissures neodrf havi; gpr"«g int o
tall trees, whose roots, tentaciediko,
have found their way all over the bare
surface of the rock.
Snakes Den is an interesting place
to be in day-time with companions,
but to clambei' over j{,s rocks and
through its chilling avenues after night
is not so interesting ; indeed, it would
cause unpleasant feelings in a strong
man to think of it, and yet here it was
that a little girl from tho Soldiers Or
phans' School spent the night not long
sinco. When a child is lost in the
city our feelings are drawn out towards
the little one, without sholter and the
loving care of mother or kind friends,
although we kuow that no harm can
come to it, for while the great heart of
the city is apparently unconcerned
with the waifs about its feet a thousand
individual hearts are ready to extend a
sheltering arm. But imagine a ch Id
eleven years old suddenly finding her
self without a companion, in the heart
of Snakes Den, and the night closing
in. This Is what happened to little
Lydia. She had gone with tl»e sehool
to spend the day at the place, and In
the evening the roll was called and all
strarted homeward except Lydie. lbs
fore going she must gather some wild
flowers for her teacher. In so large a
party her absence was not discovered
for some time. Then the question waj
asked at first with curious lips. Where
is Lydia? Then with more interest,
and an anxious glance over the happy
faces, most of them as yet uuconscious
of the absence of their schoolmate.
Then over the hearts of the teaehers
came the startling conviction that she
was not with them. A consul
tation follows. Did she leave Snake
Den with us? No one remembers.
Can she have gone home in advance of
the party ? This theory is accepted
without much assurance, and the chil
dren take up their line of march, while
a few of the older persous make their
way back to the Den, searched aud
called, but uo response. Surely sho
has gone home, aud home they went,
I only to add to the consternation of
those preceding them, by not bringing
the child. It was now growing dark,
yet it required no urging to induce
those faithful guardians of the orphans
of our slain soldiers to organize for a
search. Procuring all the lanterns in
reach, they started for the Den, and,
separating into parties, began to ex
plore and call for the missing girl.
! All through the night was the search
kept up, until exhausted about 2 o'clock
they built a fire and took an hour's
rest. With daylight the search was
renewed. At last a very faint trace of
the child was discovered—simply a
hole in the sand by the water course,
made with a stick. Slim evidence, but
it was encourageing, as it was remem
bered that the child was in the habit of
carrying a stick in her walks. So they
grew hopeful, and not long after a
glad shout was heard, 'She is found !'
A glad shout, for it was not her body
lying in a chasm of the pitiless rocks
they saw, but her happy, though weary
face, lacerated by the branches and
thorns. And then was there rejoicing
over the lost lap.;b, and a niesseger was
dispatched to carry the joyful news to
her companions and overtake the
courier already far down the mountain
on his way to Vniontown for help.
And little Lydia, what was her story?
simple and touching, teaching older
people a lesson in faith and trust in
God. After finding herself alone she
was startled and alarmed, but at once
started to run, as she thought, in the
direction the party had gone. It prov
ed to be directly opposite. Ou she
went over the rocks and logs, through
the underbrush, tearing her clothing
ftm) scratching IJ«T fitce and hands, i|n
dismayed, however, for she felt sure
God would take care of her, and so
\vh: n it grew so dark that she could
no longer make her way, did she de
spair, wring her hands qnd cry ? No}
Selecting a loot of a large tree for a
couch. Bhe committed herself to God
and fell into a sleep that was undis
turbed by aught, save a sense of chilli
ness during the night, causing ln-r to
feel vainly for the blankets. When
lueraiug dawned she her
scamble over the stoues, and her light
with the bushes, and it was while
making her way through a thicket that
she heard her name called, and she
knew she was saved.
In a visit to Snakes Den wevt-ral in
tprwStiag Jjlacps bp ta'.je;? in. .]n.
inonville is a cluster of buildings, con
stituting t he. Soldiers' Orphan' School,
on a shoulder of tLe mountain, 2,200
feet above tide water. Here are gath
ered 200 of Pennsylvania's Wards,
ifjteH;ict:;al and moral train
ing, as a return tor the i»ticntine made
by their fathers in sustaining the old
(lag. The cool, mossy glen with its rocky
floor and towering trees where Wash
ington encountered, defeated, and kill
ed Jumonville. The spring, from
which Dunbar's men drank as they
wattoo in charge nf tlie i»aggagp fpr i|i.
telligence of the success of UfaddocK in
his march on Fort Duquesne. Intelli
gence which turned to rumors of fear
ful disaster, causing them to make a
precipitate retreat, burning everything
that would impede their (light. Near
fhjg the boys at the school have
turned up huu Irod* or relink, awui'us,
broad axes, 12 pounders, melted bullets,
Last, but not least, is tbe wonderful
sweep of vision from the nob. The
most extensive on the Allegheny
\ VIFH' to the eye,
soothing to the nerves, and exalting to
the moral sense. W.
I'lioloKrtipliN H lllioul (lie Aid
ol I IK* Nun.
It has long been known that photo
graphs cm,id (,e tq,ken by electric
light as well as by sunlight if it could
only be properly regulated. All the
experiments made heretofore showed
that it was such an exjiensive process
that it could not be adopted except for
photographing in mines, eaves or otiier
dark places. However, recent improve
ill p|pptr»c lights have overcome
the expensive features of the ease, and
it now only remains to perfect the ap
pliances for using the light. This has
been accomplished to a certain extent,
but there remains much to be accom
plished yet in the way of details.
Vestcidivy VP were shown several
tin types taken a few nights since by
Mr. Leonard Straub, at the works of
the Allegheny Light Company on
Twenty-fifth street. They were iu
every respect as good as those taken
on a bright day. The pictures were
nwdfi ill frqm eighteen to thirty sec
onds, or about the ust,al time i.ejjuircd
by sunlight. The greatest difficulty is
to get the light properly diffused over
the object to be photographed, and
dispel the heavy shadows that accom
pany the brilliant light. Mr. Straub
accomplishes this by the use of a
sfaiifea cf reflectors and screens. The
light is sifted through tin; latter softly,
and is properly distributed by the re
flectors. The pictures are very sharply
outlined but are not at all harsh or
rough. This was the first attempt
und the apparatus was necessarily
crude, but .Vic Straub is IJ.II
outfit for use during the Imposition
wi.ioh \yill lie very complete. At first
tbe Electric Light Company di'J U°t
feel disposed to bother with it, but
now the indications are that all the
leading photographeis will use it. By
a careful manipulation of the light
vepy beautiful and unique effects can
bo obtained that arp pqppibje under
an ordinary skylight.— J'ittbhuryh
Commercial f]<izell <*, A «;/. •! I.
l ull*.
N AIIAUA I-'AU.S, Aug. IY, 1 8«S 1
There is probably no place on the con
tinent where a few weeks or months
could lx; more pleasantly or profitably
spent. As far as the natural surround
ings arji porjeemed, that at this noted
resort—no plane where the ozonized
air is more bracing—no place where
the lethean influence is more potent in
inducing forgetful llCSS of the business
and care upon which we have turned
our backs, yet liud so hard to shut off
from the mind—no place where we
can stand I»M UNCONSCIOUS of the pres
ent as in the presence of this marvel
of nature—no place where those who
are capable of appreciating true gran
deur can obtain the same genuine sat
isfaction as in viewing the foaming
rapids, the thundering cataract or
surging whirlpool of Niagara as
they repeat vyith iiqpptuouu energy
and unwearying freshness their endless
story—no place where the mind could
be inspired with true conceptions of the
nfinite as it strives to grasp and fath
om the magnitude und power and
beauty and suggestions of this unrival
ed scene of earth—no place m«>re cal
culated to 611 tbe soul with adoration,
as, dumb with amazement, our thoughts
rise higher anil higher until they find
expression in the eloquent ejaculation:
God of grandeur! what a scene!'
The lighting up of the American
Falls and Prospect park at with
the varying shades of electric light
adds greatly to their effect. At one
time the descending flood put on the
appearance of molten lead; instantly it
is transformed into a river of blood;
again it is waving golden, ribbons on
its glossy surface, and as it changes
from one hue of the prison to the other,
lighting up the river and the foliage
and fountains of the park, it presents
a schene of enchanting beauty long to
be remembered.
THE PitEKlUfc.Vr.
A Slight Relapse on Sunday—
Removal from I lie While
House lo Long Branch
—Latest Xews.
WASHINGTON, September 4. —The
morning bulletin, which mentioned
that the President had vomited twice
during the night, created considerable
apprehension throughout the city, and
many inquiries were made at the Ex
ecutive Mansion as to the cause. The
attending surgeons explained that the
vomiting was occasioned by the collec
tion of phlegm in the throat, and that
no serious consequences were expected
to follow. The first disturbance of the
stomach took place about ten o'clock
last night, and it was not noticed as
being of any importance, but when it
occurred a second time, about 2 A. M.,
it was then considered to be very un
favorable. Soon after the second,
however, the patient asked for and was
given a quantity of milk porridge,
which he retained without difficulty.
Not long after taking this be partook
of some squirrel broth, which he ap
peared to relish very much. One of
tb»' attendants upon the President
ported in tho morning tliat-the glandu
lar affection was decreasing rapidly,
and that the wound was discharging a
trille mure freely th.m it had been re
cently. The attendant said that as the
discharge from the gland ceases, the
(low of pus from the wound increases.
\o noticeable otianic in t(i« ohai'ftpt&r
of the wound has yet t'ik' j n place.
Dr. Royntou expressed the opinion
that the President, notwithstanding
the gastric disturbance which he ex
perienced during the night, was some
what better than yeiterdav. Speaking
of ttiu aucoruiiiOdaUon* at Long branch,
the doctor said it would probably be
necessary to have two or three cottages
to accommodate the patient and those
who would have to accompany him.
It is understood to )>e the intention to
hft v P » giiTl! ftioHHd the paueui'a
quarter# at Long Branch similar to
that which has been kept about the
Executive Mansion, and admittance to
the neighborhood of the President's
family will only be allowed by a pass.
Dr. Bovnton does not attribute any
particular importance to the fact of the
president having vomited iaut night,
Inasmuch as be has boen taken nour
ishment ever since without difficulty.
The doctor says as it was due solely
to the secretion of phlegm, it will not
materially change the President's
gc neral condition. He has been doing
ycrj ye{!
It is said by tbose Intimate with the
family that Mrs. Garfield is much
pleased with the idea of the President
being conveyed from the influences of
the malarious atmosphere which sur
rounds the White House to a more
healthful i* gpuera(ly nou
ceded by those acquainted with the
facts that the Presideut will be moved
between to-morrow and Wednesday,
providing he remains in as good condi
tion as at present and the weather is
favorable. Attorney Genera! McVeagb
said ho did' not consider tho' gastric
trouble of last night would interfere in
any manner with the President's re
I)r. Reyburn said the patient was as
well as could reasonably be expected.
The vomiting which occurred last night
had entailed no unfavorable
'inhere had boon more or ii>s» trouble at
different times recently from the secre
tion of phleghm iu the throat, he said,
but no particular importance had been
attached thereto, because the occur
rences did not ia any serious way af
fect the stomach. In reply fq
tjiiostion as to when thil President
would be moved, Dr. Reyburn said he
thought not before Wednesday, but
the earliest opportunity would be taken
advantage of. It entirely depends on
the patient's condition and surrounding
circumstances, such as tjje
l|r. Hliss ijays the President is doing
very nc ly indeed. Last night's dis
turbance of the ptomach d°es not nccus
sarify fntefere with the President's re
moval. The glandular cainplication is
about all gone, but there is still some
discharge. The vomiting was more
from the wind on the stomach than
anything else.
Attorney General McVeagh, who
has conducted the correspondence with
the Pennsylvania Railroad officials for
the removal <>f the J'fesitluqt to Long
Uraucb, days the route over which the
special train would proceed will be
direct from Washington to Philadel
phia ai|<l thoiioe to Monmouth Junc
tion, N. J. At the latter point the
Kpeciul train will leave the main line
of the Pennsylvania road and proceed
to Jumesburg, N'. J., where it will take
the regular Long Branch road. The
train, ho thought, would run about
flirty ini|es per l»oqr, »nt| he did not
think the president would experience
any disturbance whatever from this
!iigh rate of Bpped, owing to the fact
that a contrivance has l>een adopted
which would prevent any jarring or
jostling to the patient's couch.
The car which the workmen of the
Pennsylvania passenger shops refitted
Is on tne way to Washington to be
used to convey President Garfield to
Long Branch. The seats were all
taken out aud the car thoroughly ren
ovated. A false top was put iu a few
inches below the top of the car, in or
der to give the air opportunity to cir
culate between it uqd the roof, so as to
keep the car cool. The partition was
taken out and replaced by folding
doors, and storm doors udded to the
platform doors. A wire gauze was
fastened on the outside of the car, com
pletely enclosing the parlor apartment
to keep the car free from ilust. The
inside was hung with heavy cqrtains
and brussels carpet was laid on the
floor. A bed was also placed in posi
tion and mattresses provided. Two
large ice boxes were added, well Oiled
with ico. About forty men were em
ployed on the work, which was finish
ed iu seven hours. Two of the worjt-.
men accompany tbe car, which will ar- I
rive in Washington earlv in the morn
ing- ■
Possible Relief lor it Prisoner
in llie Western Penitentiary.
A story comes from Erie county and
from Michigan, that, if it is all true,
will certainly gladden the heart of one
man behind the bars in Allegheny.
An Erie writer sends the story as fol
lows :
Pentwater, up along the forest lake
shores of Michigan, is in the enjoy
ment of a startling sensation and has
taken Sheriff Stafford of tbis county
into its confidence in the strong hope
that the real criminal in a case of as
sault and rape committed years ago
may be brought to justice and the in
nocent imprisoned victim be released
from his cell in the Western Peniten
tiary at Allegheny. The Sheriff re
ceived a letter from interested parties,
a few days ago, which made strange
revelations to him, throwing light
upon a hitherto dark matter. The let
ter says that John Sipps and James
Managam, lumbermen, living at Pent
water, had been told in secret by Jack
son Ward, a brother backwoodsman,
that he (Ward) was the real guilty
man in the case of rape and assault
committed on Anna Childs at her
home in Washington township, Erie
county, on a cold December night of
the year 1874. 'My concience has no
rest day nor night,' Ward's feelings
prompted him to say, as he relieved
the burden and eased the remorse that
hung as a canker to his guilty heart
strings by tellinsr the secret to hig
mates, 'and poor Charley Stafford has
suffered these eight years an innocent
prisoner. Tell them 1 am ready to
prove my guilt tell them we exchang
ed our v<>*ts on that n ; ght and that
was the evidence which scut Stafford
to a cell. Sipps and Mangani state
the few facts as given by Ward as hav
ing cutue direct and unsolicited from
him, and they are ready to make affi
davit ty the story told and appear
against Ward.
The trial of Stafford was a remarka
ble 80?. 11 v a change of veuue his
councul had the case removed to Craw
ford county, and the date of the 16-
vcars commitment to the Western
Penitentiary reads from Meadville, the
county seat. Many residents vividly
remember yet the horrible details of
th? apt \vh'.eh ruined a beautiful young
girl just blooming into womanhood.
Her parents were farmers, and by care
ful toil had secured a pleasant farm iu
Washington township, skirted by the
hills of Crawford. Here they labored,
raising $ h»',W family, &nd Anna,
their only daughter, remained at home
keeping house for the old folks. But
there came a day of waste to the joy
of the home circle and sorrow to the
aged ones. On the way to fhe vil'age
of Edinboro, as brought out by the
trial, Miss Childs was assaulted
party of thr»ie oue of whom ac
eompllshed his frieudisb purpose and
her ruin. These men afterward con
sulted together iu a neck of woods
near the home of the girl how they
might best evade the law and its execu
tives, and, a* they lived in the neigh
borhood, it WPS ta on
tUc ground aud be guided and guarded
by eveuts.
Ward now states that afterward
meeting Charles Stafford, by some
maneuver he accomplished ft
je»t fte Tbp.
excitement over the event was intense
By a queer combination of circum
stances, Stafford, among others, was
arrested on suspicion, and the girl,
remembering the bright-colored »afr«
tern of the yy.htfl,
declared him the guilty man. Th»t
vest exchange has kept Charles Staf
ford a prisoner in solitary confinement
almost eight years, aud until Ward's
coufessiou his prosj»ects were first class
for the full term. Measures are now
being taken to ascertain the full of
Pentwater, and Sheriff Stafford confi
deutly expects to secure sufficient evi
dence to warrant the arrest of Ward,
which Ward wants, aud release the
innocently imprisoned, lie has been
working up the case for ft week past
and to a ntqve to-day—=
keeping up communication with the
parties in the Michigan settlement and
a close eye on the movements of Ward.
Experlenee llie Kent Uuhlc.
The constant practice tuvwt women
hftYp in f«H- tld» makes them
often more skillful than physicians iu
selecting medicines. The reason why
women are everywhere using and rec
ommending Parker's Ginger Tonic is,
because they have learned by that
best of guides—experience—that this
excellent family medicine speedily
overcomes despondency, periodical
headache, Indigc&tiqu, hyer complaints,
pain or weakness in the back aud kid
neys, and other troubles peculiar to the I
sex.— Hume Journa 1 . See adv.
WIIKRKVKK it is tfivtu; A free chance
tupl where the fair vote of the people
is not afterward manipulated by un
scrupulous politicians, there is MO
doubt that the Crawford-county sys
tem or popular-vote plan of making
party nominations will lie preferred
over the delegate system aud will
work better results. Such at least has
been the experience of the counties of
this Stale where it has been adopted
by tLe Republican party, Kveu i(t
Lancaster nuunty, for instance, it has
been found to work well, notwithstand
ing thrf ratio of professional and trad
ing politicians to the whole body of
voters is probably larger there than
anywhere else in the State. Now
that the primaries have been legalized
and that frauds committed at them are
punishable by law, the Crawford-coun
ty system is likely to have a boom.
On Saturday, for instance, the Repub
licans of Lawrence, when they went to
the polls to nominate their county tick
et, a'so voted on the question of re
taining the popular plan or of replacing
it with the delegate system. The re
sult was an overwhelming victory for
the rule by which every voter is made
an equal factor in making the nomina
tions of his party, the vote standing
1,676 for it to 277 for the delegate sys
tem, and this notwithstanding that the
Executive Committee had recommend
ed the latter because of alleged bribe
ries at previous primaries. The vote
polled wa« more than half of the
ayorage onp of the party in one of the
sturdiest and most faithful Kepubli
can counties of the State and shows
the general drift of public opinion.
Hereafter the people of Pennsylvania I
mean to nominate their own tickets,
and under the law enacted by tjtc leg
islature at its lute session there ought
to be no more corruption at primaries
TIES, &<\, &c.,
Mv Stock is and prices low. 1 also keep an assortment of
Queensware, Glassware and Choice
Au g- 24 - BUTLER, PA.
A Sur« JU>d Speedy Cure for Sore Throat Coughs, Colds, Diphtheria, CMh, Diarrhea,
Pysentery, Cramps. Cholera, Summer Complaint, Sick Headache, Neuralgia, Cuts,
Bruises, Sprains, Rheumatism, etc.
Perfectly safe to use Internally or externally, and certain to afford relief. No family
can afford it be without it. sold by all druggists at 23c., soc. and Si.oo a bottle.
PERRY DAVIH A SON, Proprietors, Providence, R. L
Ilird <'ages, Tinware, Wood ami Willow Ware, Enameled ami Granite Ware, Sewer Pipe, Fire
Clay Stove Pipe, Grate Tile, Fire Brick and ('lav.
Roofing, Sjiouting and Heavy Sheet-iron worfc gun* »» *hort notice below market prices for
I am also having tp iu.v .rnter, nice clean ami smooth odd Plates to fit I!radlev"a
Stoves, which 1 sell «i* cults j>er pound, ami 1 will guarantee 'hem lo last longer and giv®
ht ttpf t i»fnwlioii than the so-called original anrl genuine plates sold by another party at ten
ccnU per pound. Give me a call and be convinced.
junel ">:.'im Main Street, RutJer, Pa.
State Fair and Exposition,
MhouM not full to visit the lending house, 110, 112 and 114 Wood street, cor
ner Fifth avenue, where the lament anil most complete stock of
Meii's, Youth's, Boys' and Children's Clothing
Can l»e found in the city.
110. 112 114 Wood St, corner Fifth Ave,. Pittsburgh.
nor In conventions, and it is highly I
probable that there will be a great
deal lens than there has Usen in the
past.— Phila. Press, Sept. I.
are uncasim *s and pain In
QTTVTMnWCt Hi" sometimes I In
olio iIIVJIM O )(Jli|l is th ,. S | l( „,!,|.-r,
and Is mistaken for rheu
iii ilis.'li ; tin- stomach is
Mmmm affected with loss »f appe-
I fTlf mid
I -*4)1111-1 lines alternating witli lax; Hit- head is
! troubled with |>:tln and dull, lu-avy sensation, con
siderable loss < l ineimn-y, accompanied with pain
ful sensation of having left iin<l<>n<- something
I which ought to hav- I><-«-11 done . often coi.iplalii
| 1 ™ 1 " Jlug of weakness, debility.
Kind low spirits. Son.e-
Itlmes many of tli<- above
T TT7CD |SM.I|HOIIIS attend the dis-
XJL V Ju.lv .e.ise and at other times
|v<-ry few of them, but the
Diver is generally ilmortjiui
lll iost Involved.
Of KK THK 1,1 VEE with
Dr. Simmons Liver Regu'ator,
a preparation of roots and herbs, warranted to be
sti li'tfy vegetable, unit can <lo no sort of injury to
an) olio ll lias been useil by hiiiidre<ls anil known
tor the last forty years :is one of the most reliable,
mmmm ~■^ ta """lcfVicaclous and harmless
n Mirations ever ottered
ie suffering. If taken
regularly ami persistently.
ix THK Hoi SK,
for whatever the ailment may Ix*. a thoroughly
sab- purgative, alterative and tonic ran never be
out of place. t'ersoiiH living in unhealthy locnll
tles may av<d<l all bilious attack* by taking a dose
<M>eiw|<iiiallv to keep the liver In healthy action.
Ir Vim I.KAHA SKIIKNTAK\ 1.1 KL.. <>r are weak -
ened bv the strain of your duties, avoid stimulants
ami take
OKMrinN, or (#•«•! ll«*nv\ lifter meal* 4>r Hlt»«*pl«*!T<4 ill
T«IK«* a IIOM' «»F Jtctfiihitor aii«l yoti Will IVt'l
rHltvnl JIRIL *I»*«»|» PLWMWTLY. It can !»♦* tiikrti hi
t IM* <IT (jttiuiiit) UR bitfar# of A*ny kitiil ; Hie
<LUSN |N HI'IALL AMI If* vtrtui-S itittlnulit«-«!.
only T»Y J. II Z«l!IN & ('<». ('J&jtinety
TIM* ol«lr*t, IW.nt, most thorough H|»«L
practical BUSMEN* COLLFGP 111 lli«M LILTED HtiU.i.
School Mlwavs in M'HNIOII. sttulcnt* admit
t««il at any turn*, f'or circular* adilrc**
,1. C'- SMITH, A. M., l*iciN('fl*Al..
7<M*|I.IIU I'lt lslmruli, I'll
l>lMNollllioil XollU*.
Notice Is hereby given that the Law Partner
chip heretofore existing between lUe undersign
ed, practicing attorney * In the several eourtn of
Mutler eoutity, wiw dissolved by u.tilu il COUM-111
OM thu Uth day o| At'iMist, A 11. I^SI.
»ug 17-atJ H P. SCOTT.
Advertise in the CiTizt-N.
School Directors of the county who intend re
furnishing ilieir school rooms ne respectfully
requested to visit my establishment on Mala
street, Butler, I'a., in xt door to Ilichl's Tin
ware Store mid ex in iuc Hie new
manufactured by the Chicago School Furniture
Company. Call upon or address
aogl72in HUTf.FR, PA.
Send oat
H V ■ tod Price-Liat
No. 30, for
teroflßßl. Free to any address. Con
tains full description of ail Icijuls of goods
for personal and family use. We d«A
directly with the consumer, and sell all
goodrt in any quantity at wholesale prices.
You can buy better and chea]>er than at
227 and 229 Wabash A venue, Chicago,lll.
Union Woolen
11. FUI.LKKTO.X. Prop'r.
Manufacturer of UI.ANKBTS, FI.ANNBLS, YARNS,
<fec. Also cut-loin woik done to order, such as
carding itolls, luaklnt Ulatikctb, FlanneU, Knit
tin: and \VeaviiiK Yarns, Ac., at very low
prices. Wool worked on the slimes, it de
sire I. tnv7-lir
l'ns nred for nil solillers illsabled ill the I', S. ser
vice from any cause, also for heirs oi decerned sol
diers. The s'liuhtest illsabilily entitles to pension.
I'KNSKi.N'S IN< ItKASKU, lloiinl> anil new dls
i-haiyes priM'iired Those 111 doubt as to whether
enlithil lo auythiliK, shotibl wml two 3 cent
stamps for our "circular of lulormatlon." Address,
with siainps,Sl'OllllAui Co.,.Solicitors of Claims
ttlld Patents, Washington, I). C. I.ock box, (i£i.
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year; Dally #lO n year. The Iwst paper* lu the
South Sample copies 5 renls. Addles*,
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