Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, March 08, 1882, Image 2

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Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
gecond-classs matter.
HON. S. H. MILLER has our thanks
for a bound copy of the Congressional
Directory and other favors.
CROWDED OUT: —Three or four com
munications, and other matters, ha\ e
been crowded out this week. We will
endeavor to insert'some of them next
REV. J. H. A. KITZMILLER, for some
years past pastor of the English
Lutheran Church at Freeport, has
been elected pastor of the same church
at Kittanning. We have not learned
if he has accepted the election or not.
THE communication of "Omnibus"
giving Mercer township items, having
been overlooked last week, and being
now too late for publication, we will
be pleased to hear from our young
friend again.
copal Visitation and Confirmation at
the Episcopal Church, of this place,
on next Sunday and Monday—l2tb
and 13th insts. The Bishop will preach
on the morning and evening of Sun
day, at 10:30 a. m. and 7 p. m., and
on Monday morning at 10:30. He
will catechise the Sunday school of the
church at 3:30 p. m. on Sunday.
THE Pittsburg bar with great
unanimity have indorsed Maj. A.
Brown, of that qity, for the Supreme
Court. This speaks well for him, and
will go far toward creating a favorable
impression in localities where he is not
personally known. Allegheny county
is a republican stronghold and is entitled
to consideration. Maj. Brown is a
gentleman of ability and if nominated
will be supported in this county as
warmly as any republican who could be
BUSINESS is improving in this place.
The demand for houses to rent is re
vived. Many laborers are coming in
and large numbers are employed upon
the railroad making. The glass works
are to be built—and other improve
ments going on. Machinery for mills
and wells is being hauled through the
town almost every day. The number
of railroad ties now being delivered at
this place is immense. Timber for the
ties is in great demand and many
valuable forests are being invaded.
Altogether, the outlook for business in
and around Butler this summer is
quite good.
WE fund the following suggestive
article in the current issue of the Pres
byterian. Read and act if you are a
sinner in that respect: "Having enter
ed a pew, move along; be sure and
move alone. Do not block up the end of
the pew as if you did not intend to have
anybody else to enter it, or as if you
were holding it for some special friends.
Do not rise to let others in, but move
along and leave the pew invitingly
open so that they will know they
are welcome. If a pew holding six
has five already in it, do not file out in
formal procession to let one poor, scared
woman go to the further end, but
move along and let her sit down at
the end next to the aisle. It is not
necessary now for a stalwart man to
sit at the end ready to rush out and
kill Indians, as possibly it was.
With the exception of the raising of
Conkling to honor, no measure has yet
been proposed that is more disapproved
of than the one now in Congress to
give more money to Gen. Grant. A
bill proposing to retire him on a pen
sion of $13,500, in addition to all he
has received, is actually now pending
in Congress. We bear from the people
nothing but censure and condemnation
of this extravagance. Grant has had
all the honors —has received much
money from the Government and from
many other sources—is now rich, "liv
ing upon the fat of the land," —is en
gaged in many speculative enterprises
with wealthy capitalists—has all he
needs, and yet it is proposed to give
him more. And all this while there
are thousands of poor, crippled soldiers
in the land, their widows or children,
to whom this money would be a real
relief. The people are watching this
thing, and that they are indignant
about it there is no mistaking, The
House bad better call a halt on the
The first and fourth pages of the
CITIZEN this week are occupied prin
cipally by two articles : one being an
important part of Blaine's recent Eu
logy upon the martyred Garfield, and
the other some "Personal Reminis
cences of Abraham Lincoln," the other
martyr President. This latter article
was sent to us by our friend Mr. Ezra
Likin, of Jackson township, this
county and will be found very inter
esting, as coming from a writer, Rev.
Miner, who was a near neighbor of
Mr. Lincoln, before the war, and who
knew his personal traits of character
well. We found something in it new
to ns and read it with the same inter
est that we think our readers will.
much, in our opinion, cannot be
written, or said in praise of Lincoln
and'Garfield. The mere fact that this
Natio* has had, within a little more
than fifteen years, two martyred Presi
dents, and they both good and great,
is one that cannot be dwelt upon too
much. ' The horror of such acts must
be kept before the people iq order to
be guarded against in the future.
The people protested against the
honoring of Conkling, but their pro
test was in vain, in fact was unheeded.
"Senatorial courtesy," of which Conk
ling himself claimed so much formerly,
has confirmed him to a seat of the
highest dignity. This whole thing
means to yindicate him, and not to re
tire him from politics, as some allege.
Of the many high handed acts done in
the name of Stalwartism, this-is the
most offensive of all. The Republi
cans of the Nation have suffered and
borne much in the hope there was an
end coming. But, while the memory
of sorrow and sadness yet lingers; in
utter disregard of the seDtiments of a
vast majority of the Republican party,
the man who, above all others, is held
responsible for a great bereavement to
the Nation, is taken from the private
life his own people consigned him and
given a seat of the highest judicial im
We have written nothing for some
time that has been more approved, by
many Republicans of this county than
the protest we made last week against
this attempt to promote a man so
odious to our people. There are a
few however who seem to glory in the
shame of the act, and who boast their
approval of it. It is wonderful the
effect of holding a little Government of
fice has on the minds of some. If a
man is in possession of a postoffice, or
something else, he deems it his duty
to sanction any and everything, right
or wrong. The people have been long
suffering, and slow to move, but they
are now indignant and will seize every
opportunity to free themselves from
the control of those who inflict such
outrages upon them.
P. S.—Since the above was in print
news came that Conkling has declined
the "honor"—which only proves what
we say above, that the object was to
"vindicate" him only.
During the discussion in Congress,
on Feb. 25th, on the bill granting an
increase and arrears of pension to the
widow of the late General Alexander
Hays, of Franklin, Pa., the Hon. S.
11. Miller, member from this district,
made the following remarks on the
subject of pensions to soldiers and pen
sion legislation in general. His
views will be generally approved, and
were as follows:
Mr. Miller—l made the inquiry, Mr.
Chairman, which perhaps led in part
to this discussion. 1 did not do so be
cause I desired to antagonize this bill
for the reason that it grauts a pension
of SSO per month to the widow of a
gallant soldier of two wars, or because
it grants her arrears of pension not
covered by the original act. I have
never been of those who denounced the
legislation known as the pension
act. I believe the great error in that
act is that it limits the arrears to those
who filed their applications by or prior
to the Ist day of July, 1880' Why
should the soldier who, for any cause,
has deferred filing his application until
to day be only entitled to receive a
pension from the date of such appli
cation rather than from the date of his
disability ? lam free to say, sir, that
if a bill was before this House to grant
arrears of pension to all those entitled
thereto I would freely support such an
act I assert that the Government of
the United States made a solemn con
tract to pay pensions to all those who
were wounded or disabled in the ser
vice, and to the widows and orphans
of such as fell in battle, or died from
disease contracted in the service, as it
did to pay the soldier his wages. It
was clearly a part of the original con
tract, and if the soldier saw fit to delay
asking the Government to fulfill its
part as to pension, why should it not
pay the principal ? The interest is not
demanded. It is the duty of the Gov
ernment to pay to every man who was
disabled in the service and to the le fc al
representatives of those who died from
wounds or disease contracted during
their service a pension not only from
the date of application but from the
date the disability was incurred.
But, sir, there is one feature of this
bill that Ido not fully indorse. The
act under which this pension was
originally granted by the Pension De
partment limited the pension'to S3O per
month. That is all the pensioner could
receive by the general law, and more
than the widow of the soldier
could obtain. I contend that all the
soldiers of the-country living and the
widows and orphans of those dead
should stand on a perfect equality. I
contend that if a pension of S3O a
month is enough for the widow of the
soldier who sacrificed his life fighting
in the ranks, it is ample for the widow
of the soldier who gallently wore on
his shoulder the insignia of a colonel
or general; that if $lB is sufficient for
the brave fellow who lost his good
right arm while gallantly carrying a
musket, it is enough for the gallant
Colonel or General who lost his carry
ing a sword. Mark, sir, Ido not say
it is enough in either instance ; for I
believe that this country can never
pay its wounded and maimed and dis
abled heroes enough for the service
they rendered or the sacrifices they
made. Let those who murmur and
find fault with Congress for passing
the pension arrears act take time some
day to compute what the cost to this
nation would have been if these pen
sioners had not responded to the call ot
the country in the dark days of 1861 to
1865. I contend against making fish
of one and fowl of the other.
It is not out of place, therefore,
Mr. Chairman, that we should inquire
into the necessity of the passage of
snch bills as this when the attention of
Congress is officially called thereto. I
know it is urged by some that frauds
are practiced under the law. There
may have been fraudulent claims pre
sented and unwittingly granted by the
Department, but is that any argument
against the justness of the law ? There
is counterfeit silver coin made and cir
culated ; therefore shall we close our
mints ? There are counterfeit members
of religious associations; therefore
shall we shut up our churches ? By
no means. If there are unjust claims
let them be purged. Permit me to
say, however, that my personal atten
QPJpe W>ntl*K Citlsen s Wntl*K, 3H«k«% S» 1882.
tion was called to over two hundred
pending claims from the district I rep
resent, and I do not know of a single
instance among them all where an at
tempt has been made to defraud the
government. The extravagant allega
tions of fraud, so easily and flippantly
made, are not justified by my knowledge
of a multitude of cases, aud I believe
that this opinion will be borne out by
the experience of the members of this
I trust, sir, that this country shall
never forget the promise embodied in
the golden words of the illustrious
Lincoln in his second inaugural, deliv
ered at a time when hope and fear al
ternated in ever patriotic breast:
"With malice toward none and char
ity for all, with firmness in the right,
as God gives us to see the right, let
us strive on to finish the work we are
in, to bind up the nation's wound, to
care for him who shall have borne the
battle, and for his widow and his or
phans, to do all which may cherish a
just and lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations.''
Now that peace aud prosperity have
blessed our country, let it not be said
of us that, when the shadow of danger
was removed and our enemies meet us in
this Hall and greet us in social gather
ings, we have forgotten him who "has
borne the battle, or his widow or or
phan "
Armstrong Conutj's Dishon
est Commissioners.
Last vear the bonded indebtedness
of Armstrong county was increased
over $23,000. Suspecting either fraud
or gross mismanagement and neglect
the people demanded a thorough, fear
less and impartial investigation of the
finances of the county, and the result
shows a most startling state of affairs-
From the report made by the County
Auditors it appears that in the building
of three bridges the Ccrunty Commis
sioners, either through intentional
fraud or criminal negligence, paid for
1300 cubic yards of stonework which
were never furnished. This was paid
for at the rate of $5 and $5 50 per yard,
although it was proved during the In
vestigation that it was worth but $3.
For the riprapping they paid $4 per
yard, $1.50 being a fair price.
Having established the facta the
Auditors took most prompt and decided
action in the premises. For the stone
work actually done they allowed $3
per cubic yard, and for the riprapping
thev allowed $1.50 per yard, these be
ing" the rates at which competent
judges said it should be paid, and the
amount paid in excess of these figures,
and the amount paid for work which
was never done, they charged to the
two Commissioners, Corbett Mur
phy, who signed the contracts and or
ders for the same. The sum thus
charged to these two faithless officials,
and which the county proposes to col
lect, amounts to over $13,000. No
charge is made against Mr. White, the
other Commissioner, as he refused to
sign the contracts for the bridges, or
the orders for the payment of the mon
ey, but they censure him severely for
not protesting unequivocally and effect
In commenting upon the matter the
Kittanning Union Free Press wisely
says; "The lesson to be drawn from
this is that the office of Commissioners
of the county is the most important office
therein The people have come to
thiuk that any sort of a man should be
elected, and therefore they have exer
cised for many years a careless judg
ment for whom they should vote for
this important office—an office in which
they are most deeply interested them
selves. The Commissioners hold the
purse strings of the county and therefore
when the voter comes up to vote for a
Commissioner, he should look to his
intelligence, his business ability, his in
tegrity and energy in attending to his
duties." The citizens of every county
in the commonwealth may find in the
above food for serious thought. There
is no more important office in the gift
of the people than that of Commission
er, and the results of the carelessness
and mismanagement, to put it as mild
ly as possible, of the Armstrong coun
ty Commissioners, prove that too much
care cannot be exercised in their selec
tion. It is creditable to the citizens of
Mercer county that for years they
have pursued this course, and have in
variably chosen as Commissioners
men, the results of whose labors in be
half of the interest of their constitu
ents are the best proof of their hones
ty, faithfulness and efficiency.—Mer
cer Dispatch.
A Story of Cliict Justice
John Marshall was not what might
be called a' society man" in our ac
ceptation of the term. He lived and
died iguorant of the "german," and he
never learned the abbreviated language
of the corner of the visiting card. The
country court was his ball room, and
the latest legal decisions his fashion
plates. In appearance he was awk
ward, in dress careless, and in manner
simple as a child. All sorts of stories
are told about him as a young man.
On one occasion a geutleman of large
means, having occasion to retain a
lawyer, asked a landlord of a country
town whom be would recommend.
The landlord told him by all means to
get Marshall, and just at thst moment
along came the rising Virginia lawyer
with a hatfull of cherries and no collar
on his neck. Poor Marshall fell as a
lawyer at once, in. the estimation of
the gentleman of large means. His
ideas of the eternal fitness of
things could never convince him that a
man who ate cherries out of his hat,
and wore no collar, could be a good
lawyer. The gentleman oflarge means
selected as his attorney a lawyer in
powdered wig and with fine clothes
and with age, as his recommendations.
Circumstances disastrous to the man
of large means placed John Marshall
as the opponent of the lawyer with
powdered wig, and the result taught
the gentleman the homely truth,
"Never trust in appearances," and the
legal maxim, "better have a poor case
and a good lawyer, than a poor lawyer
and a good case."
How Long Would it Take to Count
Over two million volumes ot the re
vised edition of the New Testament
were sold on the first day of its issue
These figures can only be equaled by
the enormous sale of Swayne's Oint
ment for Itching Piles, which is uni
versally used as a standard remedy
for stopping the itching at night, when
when one thinks that pin worms are
crawling about the rectum. To cal
culate the extent of its sale in actual
figures, would involve the labor of a
life-time. Will you be pestered lon
ger from the aggravating Piles ? ,
Terrible Details ol Ruin
Wrought by the Mississippi.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 2, 1882.
The nights of Monday and Tuesdav,
February 27 and 28, were two of the
most eventful in the history of the
Mississippi River. A little after mid
night of Monday a high wind arose, ac
companied with heavy rain, and as it
descended the last hope of keeping the
waters from the lowlands died away,
leaving the valley planters with noth
iug but destruction staring them in
the face. Between midnight and day
light of Monday morning, when the
wind was at its highest, the rain com
ing dowc in torrents and the night as
black as Egypt, enough breaks occurred
in levees between Friar's Point, Miss.,
and Arkansas City to flood the entire
county intervening. In an hour the
richest cotton lands in the world were
wavy seas, watery solitudes. At Car
son's Landing the earthwork gave way
in two places about half-past one o'clock
in the morning, and the flood rushed in
through a gap seventy-five yards wide.
Nobody was on watch; the men had
worked hard day and night until Mon
day evening, and then they threw
down their shovels and went to bed.
In many places the levee was low, and
levelled up with loose earth, and not
strong enough to withstand much pres
sure. It was in two such places that
it gave way first, and the dam
age could have been repaired by
prompt and energetic action. But
nothing was done until too late. A
large business is done at this point,
the annual shipments of cotton reach
ing up in the neighborhood of 30,000
Tuesday night was one of the deep
est anxiety to the people of Riverton,
which is a small place below Terrene,
on the Mississppi side. About ten
o'clock on Monday night the earthwork
began slouching off directly in frout of
the town, and another place a few hun
dred yards further down looked dan
gerous. Here, as everywhere else, the
people were worn out, and the levee
hands gave up entirely. No effort was
made to strengthen either of the weak
places, and at five o'clock in the morn
ing a portion of a levee, 100 yards long,
was swept away and the flood poured
in upon the sleeping town. The roar
of the rushing waters woke the inhabit
ants of the town, which is situated di
rectly behind the levee, and they had
to flee for their lives. A brick chimney,
which stood in the centre of the cata
ract, was whirled round and round
bodily, like a spinning top, and then
went down. A cabin close by was
lifted up entire and set o:i end. For
tunately it was unoccupied. The peo
ple had no time to dress, but, running
from their houses, climbed trees or got
astride of floating logs, where they re
mained until relief came. One old ne
gro woman, named Agnes Collins,
lost, a purse, containing $250 in mon
ey, and sitting down on her bed griev
ed over it, while the water rushed in
and floated her about the room from
place to place until relief came.
A negro named "Jim" Kemp put
his family on board a float, which
broke into halves, and two of his chil
dren were drowned. The landing keep
er, Ben Haines, got into a skiff and
recklessly approached too near the
break. The current carried skiff and
all under. His body could not be re
covered. As there were only two
soft's in the place the outlook was a
bad one. The people had no way of
getting out of their houses, many of
which were floated from their blocks
and overturned. It was attempted to
stretch a rope from the main part of
the town to a patch of high levee, so
that the poeple could reach a place of
safety by that means, but the attempt
was unsuccessful. The men did all
they could with the two skiffs to trans
port the people from the tree tops,
roofs of houses and other places of
refuge to the levee.
The live stock is all drowned, and
there are no provisions for the people
to subsist on. The break occurred
about one hundred yards above Dun
can's. A message has been sent to
Terrene for the steamer Plow Boy to
take the women and children to Mem
phis. They are suffering greatly, hav
ing lost every thing they possessed
except the clothes on their backs. It
is impossible to describe the fearful
havoc and destruction the waters have
wrought. Besides the break at River
ton there are two more one at
Wright's one mile below, and another
at Judge Miller's place, two miles be
low Riverton. Mules, horses, cows,
goats and houses pass by continually.
Add to these the falling and crashing
timber, and you then have the faintest
idea of the condition of things. In
Duncan's there must be no less than
twenty-five women aud children, and a
good many more are huddled together
on the levee. It is pitiful to see them
half naked, frozen and hungry. Every
house at Riverton, except Duncan's
and Frank and Rening's has either
floated off or is so damaged by the
washing away of blocks as to be un
fit for habitation when the waters de
Perhaps the most serious breaks, as
regards the planting interest, occurred
at Bolivar, Miss. One crevasse above
Old Bolivar is 200 yards wide, and an
other below is about fifty feet ide.
The water rushing over the largest
break looked like a colossal mill dam
and roared like thunder. Here, once
again, the people were disheartened
and utterly unable to woi k. The levee
broke about the same hour as at Riv
erton, and the consequences were simi
lar as regards the town, though more
serious to the planting interest. Sev
eral people had narrow escapes. No
lives were lost so far as could be learn
ed. The people here, as elsewhere
along the river, seem to be more at
case in a dugout than in the cabin of
a steamboat, and unless absolutely
reckless, or inexcusably careless, they
are not likely to lose their lives by the
flood. The Baggot levee, as it is call
ed, on one side of Bolivar is twenty
feet high, and the main levee where
the wide break occurred is five feet
higher. The second break spoken of is
just below Judge Clark's place.
Arkansas City is like a new Venice.
The floods cover the floor of every
store and dwelling in the city to a
depth of from six inches to four feet,
with one solitary exception, the house
of a widow lady, which is built nine
feet from the ground. The water in
the hotel is twenty inches deep, and
the guests are floated into the main
hall in dugouts. The floor of the new
oil mills is about a foot under water.
All the prisoners in the jail have been
removed to Monticello until the water
goes down.
The round trip of the Memphis and
Arkansas City mail packet, Dean Ad
ams, which left here on Monday even
ing and returned at midnight last uight,
was an exciting one. She made in all
thirty-five landings, some of them ex
tremely dangerous, on account of the
high stage of the water. Sometimes
she tied up to trees, at others to snags
and at others went over the main bank
directly up to the levees. At River
ton she was hailed by a skiff, and a
man yelled :—"For God's sake, lend us
a boat! We have only two, and can't
get the people out of the houses fast
'Lower that yawl in a hurry !' was
Captain Cheek's answer. In a few
moments the steamer's lifeboat floated
in the water and was rowed off to the
rescue. Instructions were left as to
where to bring the boat with any per
sons who might wish to leave, so that
they could be taken up on their return,
and the steamer passed on. Just as
she was pushing off another skiff came
skimming up with a couple of old tents
and some new plank, which the owner
was anxious to save, for the same rea
son that feather beds are carried down
stairs at fires. The property was taken
aboard, and the steamer passed on to
Glencoe, where a number of men were
comfortably floating on a huge log raft.
The mate called to them to send some
one to the relief of the people at Riv
erton, as they were about to drown
and only had three boats. The reply
was that they were not much better
fixed, and they seemed utterly indiffer
ent. One old fellow on the raft yelled
to throw him a paper, for God's sake,
as they were famished for news. He
got one, and a conference was held
among them as to what should be done
in regard to Riverton, while the boat
passed on her voyage, now no longer a
business trip, but a voyage, so to say,
of a mammoth lifeboat.
At nearly every landing somebody
was taken aboard—little babies, weak
women and decrepit old men who
were not hardy enough to stand ex
posure. Nobody was refused. If
they had money they paid it, but if not
they travelled free. At Eutaw a man
came out in a skiff and said there were
twenty or thirty women and children
on the levee who wanted to come on
board, and was told to go and bring
them. At another place a lot of people
came aboard in a skiff, and begged that
the boat should wait until their bag
gage could be braught from the levee.
It was done. Numbers of people,
however, saved nothiug, and were
glad to save themselves. At a good
many places where there were no
levees the distress did not seem to be
great. The people expected it and
were prepared f§r it. Their houses
were built away above the ground,
and heads of people, dogs, cats and
chickens could be seen peeping from
the nooks and crannies of the upper
stories. These people did not want to
be moved, as they were well enough
It is impossible yet to estimate the
damage to stock on account of the
breaks being of so recent a date. Much
of that back of the high levee was
necessarily lost when they broke. The
people don't seem to care much wheth
er the cattle are drowned or not. One
large planter said he would be glad if
the last cow in his county would be
drowned, as they were more trouble
than they were worth. Wherever it
can be done cattle and mules are quar
tered on the levees, and when they are
drowned their hides are saved. The
levees from Friar's Point down are
studded with stock which are being
fed. Few mules and horses have been
lost so far by water, though, as feed is
scarce, they will be in poor condition
for work when the water goes down.
Mr.Suddotb, a prominent merchant
and planter at Friar's Front, Miss.,
vigorously protested against the calls
for relief and said there was no neces
sity for it. He was feeding his hands
and all his meighbors were doing the
same thing, and were able to do it.
He was afraid of the movemeut toward
furnishing rations, as it was likely to
to demoralize the darkies. Numbers of
planters in the very worst part of the
overflow are feeding their hands and
do not want any rations issued. Those
planters who own farms stores have
thrown them open to tbeir hands just
as if it was a busy season. It is to their
interest to do so. Yet relief is wanted
in some localities, and that at once.
Dozens of leading planters were
talked with in regard to the levee sys
tem. They were found to be mightily
mixed. Some favored levees, while
others thought it would be better if
they had never existed. It is a fact,
however, that the lands now protected
by levees would new have been im
proved at ail but for ihem and w- uld
be uncultivated, as they are subject to
overflow every year. Other lands
which have no levees and are cultiva
ted are not subject to overfl ;w except
at extreme high water, and then are
benefited by the rich alluvial deposits.
It is remarked, universally, that if the
amount spent on the levees had been
judiciously directed it would have been
sufficient to hold the water at bay.
The overflowed country embraced in
this report comprises two river dis
tricts, as they are called. The first
runs from Memphis to the lower bound
ary of Coahoma county, and has no
organized Board, and very little money
has been spent on the levees, which
are kept up by a tax levied by each
county independent of the other. The
second district comprises Isaquena,
Washington and Bolivar counties, and
has a Board of Commissioners, who
have power to issue scrip every season,
redeemable the next, for $50,000. On
account of these last disaslers, however,
the Legislature will be asked to pass a
law allowing them to issue $250,000 in
bonds, redeemable in five years. In
the past six years this Board has paid
an old debt of $580,000 and has built
fifty miles of new levee, besides rebuild
ing sixty miles
This tax was raised by a levy of $1
per bale on cotton, though as much as
$4 a bale has been paid. The revenue
from this source last year was $120,000.
The loss to planters by the present in
undation of the Mississippi River can
not fall short of $500,000. It is esti
mated that fully forty lives have been
lost in the flooded districts between
Cairo and Vicksburg.
Monroe county has elected A. C.
Jansen, an anti-machine Republican,
as Representative delegate, and lion.
Wru. Davis, also an anti-machine man,
as Senatorial delegate to the next
State Convention.
Crawford, Jefferson and a number
of the Western counties have declared
in favor of Maj. Brown, of Pi f '3burg,
as the Republican candidate for Judge
of the Supreme Court. It is generally
believed now that Maj. Brown will be
the nominee.
The Lawrence county Democrats
have instructed delegates to their
State Convention to support Hon. R
E. Pattison, of Philadelphia, for
Governor; William Gordon, of New
Castle, for Lieutenant Governor, and
Judge Bredin, of this county, for the
Supreme Court.
The Prohibition State Convention
met at Altoona on Thursday week
last and nominated the following tick
et : For Governor, A. C. Pettit,
Lawrence couaty ; Lieutenant Gov
nor, Alvin Williams, Chester ; Secre
tary of Internal Affairs, Ezra Cross
man, McKean ; Judge of the Supreme
Court, Simeon P. Chase, Susquehanna.
The resolutions reaffirm constitutional
prohibition as a fundamental principal,
declare a prohibition party a necessity,
arraign the political parties, reprobate
penal labor, indorse protection, and de
clare in favor of the political equality
of woman with man.
The home organ of Treasurer Butler
says: "Farmer Butler is cutting a
tolerably wide swarth in Pennsylvania
just now. If he can rake up all his
harvest on May 10th it will be a good
days work."
The Huntingdon Globe objects to
the selection of delegates from that
county to the State Convention by the
County Committee, which, it says,
was named by the chairman in oppo
sition to the rules of the party.
The Independent Easton Expiess
thus delivers itself: "To vote for any
man or set of men merely because
their names are by some means put
upon the Regular ticket or the Inde
pendent ticket is to vote as the slaves
of a system."
It is a safe conclusion, says the
Westchester Republican, to base your
judgment of a man's fitness upon the
standing he has among his home peo
ple and profession. Therefore, Major
Brown, is per se, a fit man to succeed
Judge Sharswood.
Maj. A. M. Brown, of Allegheny, is
booming ahead "for the Republican
Supreme Judgship, like a house on fire.
He will not only have a solid home
delegation, but he bids fair to have
every county in Western Pennsylvnia
instructed for him. If so, Don aud
his bosses will have to change their
program, or there is danger of a collis
ion—and may be an explosion. — Bea
ver Times.
KTTTANNING, PA., March 4—At a
meeting of the Republican members of
the Armstrong County Bar at Kittan
ning, Pa., March 2d, 1882, the follow
ing endorsement of Maj. A. M. Brown
as candidate for the Supreme Bench
was issued as an address to the voters
of the State :
To the Citizens of Pennsylvania :
Believing that Major A. M. Brown,
of the Allegheny County Bar, one of
the most eminent lawyers in the State,
rightfully claims recognition aud sup
port from his fellow citizens, therefore,
in acknowledgment of his true worth,
legal ability and good moral character,
we indorse him as a candidate for the
Supreme Bench.
Still further testifying to his legal
experience that has so well fitted him
for this position, we the members of
the Armstrong County Bar, unhesita
tingly indorse his candidacy and urge
his nomination.
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S. A A. Railroad—Extension
ot the Road—Election of
Officers, dc.
At a meeting, says the Greenville
Advance Argus, March, 2., of the
stockholders of the Connoquenessing
Valley R. R. Co., held in this place on
the 28th ult., the President and Secre
tary were authorized to issue bonds to
the amount of $400,000 for the build
ing and equipping of the road, and to
let contracts for the construction of the
same. The officers of the Company
are—J. T. Blair, President; Jno. M.
Thompson, Vice President; I. D.
Stinson, Secretary and Treasurer ; P.
E. McCray, Auditor. Directors—Jas.
A. Stranahan, A. H. Steele, Thos. P.
Fowler, J. P. Green, J- M. Thompson,
Chas. McCandless, W C. Stinson.
s. & A. R. R. Co.
On the following day, March Ist,
the stockholders of the S. & A. R. R.
Co. met in the Superintendent's office
in this place and elected the following
A. H. Steele, President; Thos. 11.
Wells, Vice President; J. T. Blair,
General Superintendent; J. H. Beatty,
Secretary; I. D. Stinson, Treasurer
and General Ticket Agent; P- E. Mc-
Cray, Auditor. Directors—Thos. P.
Fowler, Paul Wick, J. T. Blair, T. H.
Oliphant, Wm. Achre, James Sheak
M. M. 4 M. CO.
On the same occasion officers were
elected for the Mercer Mining & Man
ufacturing Co., as follows :
A. 11. Steele, President; J. T. Blair,
Vice President; J. H. Beatty, Secreta
ry ; I. D. Stinson, Treasurer; P. E.
McCray, Auditor. Directors—Thos.
H. Wells, Thos. P. Fowler, T. H. Ol
iphant, Wm. Achre, Jas. Sheakley, J.
T. Blair.
After April Ist the Union will take
the place of the U. S. Express line on
the S. & A. road.
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—Men's, Boys' and Childrens' over
coats, at less than cost, at Heck &,
—Heck & Patterson are closing
overcoats out, at less than cost to
—Ladies' Gossamer Gum Coats,
cheapest in Butler, at Heck & Patter
JAMES M. GALIIBEATH was admitted
to the practice of the law, in this coun
ty, on Monday last.
Cenlreyille Items.
Taffy I
Starts off well ; the subscription list
of the U. P. building committee.
Home; Mr. W. C. liard, who has
been attending lectures at a Dental
college in Philadelphia.
Robt. McKnight will remove to
Beaver Falls where he will take part
in the establishment of a planing mill.
The ball given by the X. D. C. on
the 22nd was a success. Mrs. Christ
ley, of the Christley Hotel, furnished
an elegant repast, and Lightner's Or
chestra, of Mercer county, most de-1
lightful music.
Our statement last week of the diffi
culty at Coalville was not strictly cor
rect. The miners received orders to {
remove the slack. As this was not in
cluded in their contract, they refused
to do this and were ordered to take
out their tools. This they did and re
mained out a week, when thi company
gave in and notified them to return at
tbe old rates.
The members of the Literary Society
of the publie"schools took special pains
with the program of last Monday even
ing, and invited visitors. The exercises
which we deem especially meritorious
were: Declamations by Messrs. Kings
bury, Kissick, McCarnes and Muntz.
Essays: Misses Pearson and Muntz.
Orations: Messrs. Gill, Patterson and
McQuistion. Recitations : Misses Kerr
and Wick. The music, as the manager
informed us, was a failure. It was a
case of talent vs. training. Mr. Mor
row acted the Yankee character very
well. We would advise that, in gen
eral, dialogues be selected introducing
characters of a more dignified type
than those represented on this occasion.
Mr. Morrow is to be congratulated on
his success in retaining the interest of
the pupil in the literary work and on
their very noticable improvement.
The Revenue ComuiisHion.
This body, at its recent session in
Philadelphia, practically completed all
the recommendations which it had to
make to its sub-committee appointed
to draft the bill which is to be report
ed to the Legislature. These recom
mendations are in brief that building
associations, manufacturing corpora
tions and limited partnerships engaged
in manufacturing, be exempt from all
State taxes; that the tax on money at
interest be reduced from four to two
miles ; that Arms and corporations en
gaged in commerce or shipbuilding
within the State be relieved from all
State taxes. Besides these things a
separate bill is to be reported revising
the methods of collecting mercantile,
liquor and other licenses and taxes, so
as to insure better returns. The meth
od of returning moneys at interest is
also changed, so as to cause the return
to be made under oath. If these rec
ommendations are carried out by the
passage of the bill, taxes will have
been reduced to the amount of about
$600,000 annually, and yet the reve
nues of the State will not have been
decreased half that amount. The
Commission sought to meet every
reasonable complaint, and we believe
the result of their labors will be en
dorsed by the Legislature.— Ex.
CAMPBELL—GIBSON—On March 2. 1882,
by the Rev. T. M. Thompson, of North Wash
ington, this county, Mr. Washington Camp
bell and Miss Hannah Jane Gibson, both of
Fairview township, this county.
HOGUE—STAMATS—On Feb. 23d, I*B2,
at his residence in West Liberty, Mr. W. D.
Hogue and Miss Mary E. Stamats, both of
Jacksville, Butler county, Pa.
MEARS—ALLEN—On Jan. 25,1552, by the
Rev. James M. Shields, Mr. Robert Mears, of
Yankton, D. T., and Miss Alice Allen, of Zel
ienople, Pa. »
1882, at Worthington, Pa., by Rev* R. L.
Grove, Mr. S. J. Pontius, of Butler county, Pa.,
and Miss Sadie C. Sommersville, of Armstrong
county, Pa.
MELVIN —In Muddycreek township, this
county, on March 2d, 1882, Mr. Philip Melvin,
in the 80tli year of his age.
, GROVE—In Prospect, this county, March
4th inst., Mrs. Grove, aged 84 years.
FORBES—Feb. 26th, 1882, Burte Deloss
Forbes, second son of I. and M. Forbes, of Al
legheny township, Butler county, Pa., aged
eight years, ten months and nine days.
To Butler County House.
I would respectfully call your attention to the
fact that 1 am Sole Agent in Butler county for the
sale of the WALKER WASHER, the best and
cheapest washer made. Orders respectfully so
licited. For further particulars, address
Local agents wanted. Bakers town, l'a.
Estate of James HtcDeavitt.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of JainesMcDea
vltt, deceased, late of Brady township, KutlerCo.,
Pa., all persons knowing themselves indebted to
sai<l estate will please make payment and any
having claims against the same will present thein
duly authenticated for payment.
JNO. A. GLENN, t Aum
West Liberty, Butler Co., Pa, 8m
Estate of Robert Love.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Kobert
Love, deceased, late of Clinton township, Butler
comity, Pa., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will please make immediate pay
ment, and anv having claims against said estate
will present tliein duly authenticated for payment.
Kiddles X Roads P. O. Ex'rs.
Sarversville P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Isaac C. Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Isaac C. Mil
ler, deceased, late of Washington township,
Butler coPnty, Pa., ail persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
payment and those having claims against the
same will present them dulv authenticated for
settlement. PHILIP HILLIAKD, Adm'r.
maß Billiards, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Sarali Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Sarah Mil
ler, deceased, iate of Washington township,
Butler county, l'a., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
pavment and those having claims against the
same to present them dulv authenticated for
settlement. PHILIPHILLIARI), Adm'r.
ma.S Hilliards, Butler Co., Pa.
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List of Applications for
THE following applications have been filed In
the office of the Clerk of Quarter Sessions,
and will be presented to the Court for action
thereon, on FRIDAY. MARCH 10th, 1882 :
Tavern—J .1 Feidler, Geo W Campbell. Henry
Eitenmiller. Charles Boyle, A Lowry, Leonard
Nicholas. ... ...
Restaurant—Jordan Eytli, Geo J Smith, Gabriel
Kohler, Geo L Rose, Samuel Sykes, John M Smith,
Robert S Millingcr.
Merchant —Geo & Jacob Relber.
Tavern —Henry Lockhart, Johnston & Campbell,
Jonn Glass.
Restaurant—James Cogan.
Tavern—Ed O Donnell, J L Clark, J B Dougher
ty, W H Jellison.
Tavern—John A Richey, John McGuire.
Tavern—llenrv Stokey, James Oesterling, Jacob
Merchant—George Stahl,
Tavern—Beam & Dindinger, Jacob Feidler.
Merchant—Jacob F Wise.
Restaurant—Peter Otto.
Tavern—Francis Laubie, E F Muder, Jos Kohn
Tavern—J N Miller, Henry W Stokey.
Tavern—James T. Wilson.
Tavern—Sophia Reitli.
Merchant—George Moon.
Tavern—Lafayette Kelso.
Merchant—John Higgins.
Tavern—John Scott, John Sherman,
Tavern—William Walil.
Tavern—Charles Pfabe.
Merchant—\\ in S McCrea.
Tavern—Michael J Mcßride, Bridget Gateas.
Tavern—Lewis Weidhaas.
Tavern—Michael Shields.
Tavern—lsaac Hepler.
Tavern—Thompson Ciimmings, John A Harding.
Tavern—Albert Smith.
Taveru—C M Burnett.
Tavern—O D Adams.
Certified from the Record. Feb. 21,1882.
W. B. DODDS, Clerk.
Jury List lor Special March
List of traverse jurors drawn for a special term
of Court, commencing on the third Monday ot
March being the 20th day, A. D„ 1882 :
Lewis Blaine, Franklin township, farmer.
R M Black. Cherrv township, farmer.
Fred Berry. Frtinklin twp. farmer.
Charles Book, Cherry township, fanner.
Dixon Bartly, Parker township, farmer.
E N Christy, Concord township, farmer.
Robert Dunn, Karns City, J. P.
Thomas Denny, Middlesex twp, fanner.
J W Ekas, Cliiiton township, farmer.
George Filmier, Muddycreek twp. fanner.
Martin Flinner, Coniioquenessing tp, farme
Michael Flinner, Lancaster twp, farmer.
A II Faller, Butler borough, clerk.
J A Forqucr, Marion twp, farmer.
George Graham, Worth township, merchant.
James Galbreath, Winfield township, fanner.
11 H Gallagher, Butler hor., ex-recorder,
W C Holland, Washington twp, farmer.
George King. Mercer township, farmer.
Peter Kittle, Butler township, farmer.
James H Love, Clinton township, farmer.
Samuel McConnell. Siipj>eryroek twp.,fanner.
James McGarvey, West Fairview twp, fanner.
James McMichael Millerstown bor,eoal dealer
C R McGinnis, Venango township, farmer.
M D McElwee, Oakland township, farmer.
Ilenrv Maurhoff, Forward twp. farmer.
J A Mahood, Washington twp. farmer.
D R McCullougii, Worth township.
James Patterson, Slippervrock twp, farmer.
Win ltansel, Millerstown liorough.
Win Richards, Karns City, drayman.
Benj ltichanlson, Adams township, fanner.
Henry Shaffer, Zelienople bor, lal>orer.
S. M. Starr, Concord twp., farmer.
John Staples, Adams twp., farmer.
Robt. Sterrett, Jr., Marion twp., farmer.
J. W. Shoaff, lianiy twp., laborer.
A J Wick, Mercer township, farmer.
Robert Walters, Adams township, farmer.
Joseph West. Cranberry twp, farmer.
John Witsell, Fairview twp, farmer.
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