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7O:HN H L WTC. WESLEY, PROP'RS, 1
Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
HON*. WILLIAM G. THOMPSON, W. S. |
Sballenberger, Thomas M Bayne and
S. H. Miller, have our thanks for
ESQLIBKE. V.RANDOLPH, of Zelienn
ple, was in town on Monday, to lift
his sixth commission as a Justice ot
the Peace for that place He has new
been acting for twenty-five years aud
this commissions him for five more,
making thirty years in all, when he
serves ont this last term for which he
was elected. This is very conclusive
evidence that he has administered
Justice satisfactorily among bis
THE argument used for the removal
of Col. Sullivan was, "that he has
held the office for a long time." Last
week Senator Cameron caused Mr
Wiley of the Lancaster district also to
be removed, although Wiiey had held
the office but four years, and was rated
a first class officer and a good mau every
*ay. This last ease shows the insin
cerity of the reason given iu Mr. Sulli
van's case The truth, and the whole
truth, in both these and other cases, ie
that these men are turned out of office
that Don Cameron may be kept in
office. It is necessary for him to put
■men in places who will work to con
tinue him in the United States Senate,
aud hence be turns out all who will
not submit to do such work for him.
This is the whole case.
DB. FRANK H. HAMILTON, of Phils
delpbia is not satisfied with the $15,-
000 awarded him by the Congressional
committee aud says be is unable to un
derstand why Dr. Bliss should receive
so large a compensation. "I have not
at any time," be said to a reporter, "in
formed the committee what I consider
ed myself or my associates entitled to
for our work. I have not stated wha.
relative proportion ol the compensa
tion should be given to myself or those
with mo in the rocdicsl uuu
surgical care of the President. If the
committee or Congress wauts any in
formation iu regard to my services
they of course can have it. But I
don't see why Dr. Bliss should receive
nearly double the amount for his ser
vices abjve the arnouut allowed for nie
or Dr. Agnew." It is evident to the
average mind that all the doctors are
being paid exorbitant* sums and the
less they say about it the sooner the
outrage will be forgotten.— lndiana,
( Pa.) Messenyei. •
THE CHOPS AND FRUIT.
Notwithstanding the late frosts and
the fears of some, it is believed the
growing crops and the fruit buds are but
Utile injured in this couuty. Wheat
may be injured in spots but the general
appearance was seldom better than
now. As to the apple and peach trees,
while the early buds may be damaged,
the general l>elief is that there will be
a good crop. Grass came on earlier
thiu usual, and while it also is re
tarded by the late and present cool
weather, yet it is believed not much
affected. Altogether we have rea
son to hope for good crops iu this
county this year.
The Crawford county Republican
Committee met in Meadville last wetk.
There was a spirited contest between
the Cameron and auti-Cameron forcer,
which resulted in a complete triumph
of the Mter. Anti-Cameron men were
choseo as delegates to the State Con
vention and Col. James E. McFarland,
anti-Cameron, recommended for Con
gressman at large over Hon. S. B.
I)iek, Cameron. This also looks like
a triumph for the Journal paper, which
is strongly anti-Cameron. That Mead-
Post Office appointment seems to have
had a damaging effect upon the ma
chine politics of Crawford county.
Presbytery Proceed lugs.
The Presbytery of Butler met in
Butler, Tuesday, April 25th, at 11
A. M., Rev. James 11. Marshall was
chosen Moderator, and Rev. Samuel
M. Glenn, Temperary clerk, for the en
Rev. S. L. Johnson was released
from the pastoral charge of the church
es of Mt Nebo and Zelienople,. and
was dismissed to the Presbytery of
Rev. Robert McCaslin was released
from tb'j pmtoral charge of the church
of Plain Grove, and leave was grant
ed to him to labor out of tbe bounds
of this Presbytery.
Rev. I. D. Decker and eider Robert
A. Miftlin were appointed principal
commissioners to tbe General Assem
bly, to meet in Springfield, Illinois,
next month, and Rev. George W.
Bean and elder Thomas Hays, alter
Rev. J. H. Wright was released
from tho Presbytery of Mahoning aud
accepted calls from tbe churches of
Centerville aud North Liberty. He
will l>e installed at Centrevillo, June
27th, at 2 p. m., aud at North Liberty
June 29th, at 10 a. in. At the former
place Kev. S. M. Ulenn will pruacii
aud Rev. Samuel Williams deliver the
charge to the pastor aud Kev. i. D.
Decker to tbe people. At tbe latter
Rev. W. J. McCoukey will preach aud
deliver the charge to the people, and
Rev. George W. Bean the charge to
Presbytery adjourned to meet in
Centreville, Tuesday, January 27th, at
11 s. m.
A missionary convention will be
held by delegates from the Ladies'
Missionary Societies of the Presbytery,
during Its session aud in the same
The Presbytery adopted resolutions
on the Chinese question, deprecating
sny action on the part of our Govern
ment that would interfere with our
peaceful relations, established by
treaty, with China, or binder tbe work
of Missions among Cbiua men, either
in their own country or in America.
J. R. COULTER,
Discord Boosts on the Tomb
President Artbnr announced last fall
that he would carry out Garfield's
policy. President Arthur is a man of ,
his worJ. He has carried it out—and
buried it.— UHca Observer.
The Distribution ot lottery
As soon as tbe President's stock of
Stalwarts is exhausted it is to be hoped
that from sheer necessity he will begin
to appoint Republicans to office.—Den
ver Tribune. (Rep.)
4 Cieullelrinl to the President.
A t >ur through Pennsylvania would
do a good deal to post the President
on Pennsylvania politics, fbis is a
very pleasant season for traveling, aud
there is scenery in Pennsylvania un
surpassed anywhere.— Phila. Pi ess.
A Doss In Danger.
Tbe revolt of Senator Mitchell, of
Pennsylvania. against Don Cameron o
leadership of tbe Republican party of
that State, foreshadow# ia all proba
bilitv tbe political downfall of a tamily
whose supremacy has been absolute in
that Commonwealth for nearly a gen
eration.—N. Y. Herald.
Cameron's Whip-Cracking Ex
Senutor Cameron has again cracked
his "machine" whip over the head of
President and people. The President
has succumbed by nominating Andrew
J. Kauffman for Collector of Internal
Revenue for tbe Ninth district.
Whether the people will be equally
compliant ia questionable. Kauffman
was one of the "306" who misrepre
sented his constituents of tbe Lancas
ter district at Chica go.—Albany Jour
nal, < Rep ) _
A NOMINATION in which our county,
says the Mercer Republican, is deeply
interested is the Supreme Judgeship.
As tbe bench now stands we are ob
liged to try all cases before that body
at Philadelphia. This is a hardship
on the citizens of Mercer coun*y and
we ought to see to it that all ft*'l
- are used to give us another
Western man upon the bench who will
vote to give us s term at Pittsburgh
each year and not send us on a trip of
five hundred miles instead of sixty.
A special telegram to the Pittsburgh
Dispatch, from Franklin, dated April
24tb, says that the Republican Couuty
Committee met here to-day to elect
delegates to tbe State Convention. It
was a square stand-up fight between
the Stalwarts, under C. W. Gilfillan,
and the Garfield Republicans, led by
Senator Lee, and the battle has raged
for two weeks throughout tbe county,
resulting in tbe utter route of tbe Stal
warts by a vote of two to one. Geo.
S. Criswell, Dr. F. F. Davis and Frank
Riddle were chosen Representative
and P. R. Gray Senatorial delegate,
without instructions. The primary
I election will be held on the 10th of
- Cameron Denounced by the
Kfpiibllcantt of tbe Twenty-
First Senatorial District.
' WILKESBABRE, April 28.—The Re
-1 publican Senatorial Conference of the
Twenty-first Senatorial District met
here yesterday W S. Tompkins,
anti-Oamrron, of Pittston, was elected
delegate to the State Convention, and
H. B Payne alternate. The following
resolutions were adopted, three dele
-1 gates voting in tbe affirmative aud two
in the negative:
WHEREAS, The Republican party
was founded by men who sought not
1 tbeir personal aggrandizement, but tbe
welfare of tbeir country, who suffered
persecution for human liberty, and
who succeeded by the justice of their
cause and the unselbsbness of their
methods, not by patronage, favoritism
or inheritance ■ and
WHEREAS, The Republican party is
still abundantly able to govern itself,
and does not desire to lie governed by
its servants Be it
liexolced, That it is the unanimous
fcenliinent of the Republicans ol the
Twenty-first Senatorial district that
tlte nomination of Beaver, Rawle and
a whole State ticket, according to a
programme determined upon long prior
to the meeting of the convention, with
out popular canvass or party expres
sion as to the fitness or availability of
the men selected, would be not only
impolitic, but an absolute insult to
the intelligence of the voters of Penn
Setolved, That we condemn the
unit rule methods and selfish political
action of Senator J. I). Cameron as un
republican, unpatriotic, oppressive and
subversive of the best interests of the
party ; that we commend the conduct
of Senator Mitchell in his efforts to re
store wise counsel and united, harmon
ious action to the conduct of party
affairs; that leadership, not dictator'
ship, is essential to party success and
supremacy; that we hereby instruct
the delegates from thisdistrict to so act
at the convention as to express our
reprobation of the arrogance which has
attempted to turn our State Conven-*
lion from a representative consultary
body into a mere machine.
Another Prayer ('nrf In (Sutler
The people of Harmony, this county,
are, according to an accouut sent to
the Pittsburgh again greatly
exercised over a miraculous cure effect
ed by elders l>ratlel>augh and Young of
the Church of (4od, upon the person of
a M iss Sliuler, aged 18 years, who has
been in very poor heultli lor some time
and for whose recovery very slight
hopes were entertained.
The account BHVB that she is said to
he a victim of consumption, and as she
gradually grew worse she sent (or
Elders Harilebaugh and Young, who
for several days annotated her with
oil, and prayed for her speedy recovery.
From the moment, (hey l<egan to pray
the young lady says she felt her
strength returning, and one da; last
week got out of her bed and dressed
herself without assistance, since which
time ohe had been walking about and
claims to be enjoying good health
Elder W. R. Coovert, of the Townpend
Street Church, of th« same denomina
tion, of Pittsburgh, who was spoken to
in regard to the case last evening, says
he is well acquainted with Miss Shuler
She attended a lecture at bis church a
few weeks ago, and was then in very
poor health He says she is quite in
telligent, and was formerly organist of
the Methodist Church at Harmony.
Recently she became a member of the
Church of God, and is a firm believer
in tb« curing of disease by prayer.
s!*♦, Blag 3, XB§2.
THE POLYGAMY QUESTION
Remarks ol Mr. Miller.
The following is the argument in
brief of Hon. S H. Miller, member in
Congress for this district, made during '
the discussion of the contested election ;
case of Cannon and Campbell, for a ,
seat in the House from I'tab:
Mr. Miller. Iu the limited time al
lowed me it is impossible for me to dis
cuss the questions that have been pre
sented in this debate in order to demon
strate that polygamy and the practices
under it are dangerous to the civil as
well as the religious institutions of this
country. It is not necessary that it
should be done As early as the
Fortieth Congress a committee appoint
ed by the House, aud which consider
ed that question, said :
Polygamy is synonymous with biga
my. Bigamy is, under our law, a crime,
and polygamy is a monstrous bigamy.
It further said:
Polygamy prevails in spite of ex
press law' of the I. nited stales, iu
open outrage of tbe sacred family tie,
controling tbe sotial organization of
the community, and shaming tbe sense
of propriety so loug and well establish
ed among all races of Europeans on
It said further, having a«ked the
question whether or not thi3 power had
been hostile to the Government:
Your committee believe that it is,
and has been hostile rather from the
inherent spirit of its creation than from
any desigu on the paFt Q.f that people.
That by reason of polygamy in Utah
great crimes have been committed and
have been let go uuwhipped of justice.
Open violation of the authority of this
Government has frequently occurred.
The sancity of the ermine has been
profaned, the course of justice obstruct
ed. Organized ass&ssinatioß has been
It is also a fact, as- appears by the
records of the judicial proceedings of
this country, that the Mountain
Meadow massacre was traced directly
to the Mormon Church, and that twen
ty years after the commission of that
crime, one who stood high in that
church—Stephen D. Lee—was tried,
convicted, and executed for participation
in it. It appeared in that trial that
the Mormon Church not only winked
at but incited the massacre.
If all tho3« things be true, Mr.
Speaker, if that institution id
publican, if it threatens the safety of
this nation, why should it not be
stamped out? Why should anyone
holding to these opinions and practic
ing these tenets be admitted to a seat
jn this House? Is there no law or
authority to prevent this ? Is. it possi
ble that a man who a member of a
political-religious association wh'eh ' 8
hostile, not only to the spirit of QUI
laws but also to the letter of the
American laws and Constitution, can
claim as a right under that Constitu
tion a seat in the House ? * * *
Here the danger which threatens the
public safety is impending. The peo
plo of Utah and the contestant himself
defy our laws. They scoff at the de
cisions of the Supreme Court of the
United States. In the language of the
late President Garfield in his matchless
The Territories of the United States
are subject to the direct legislative
authority of Congress; and hence the
General Government is responsible for
any violation of the Constitution in
any of them* It is, therefore, a re
proach to the Government that in the
ruost populous of the Territories the
constitutional guarantee is not enjoyed
by the people aud the authority of
Congress is set at naught. The Mor
mon Church not only offends the moral
sense of manhood by sanctioning poly
gamy, but prevents the administration
of justice through ordiuary instrumen
talities of lav.
In my judgment it is the ijgty of
Congress, while respecting to the uttetf.
most the conscientious convictions and
religious scruples of every citizen, to
prohibit within its jurisdiction allcrim
inal practices, especially of that class
which destroy the family relations and
endanger social order. Nor can any
ecclesiastical organization besafely per
mitted to usurp in the smallest degree
the functions and powers of the national
I contend, therefore, Mr. Speaker,
that the public safety calls upon us to
shut the door and refuse admission to
any Delegate from the Territory of
Utah until it sends a representative for
a law maker who is not a notorious
Who WilTP*y7iie Piper T
Controller Speer has declined per
emptorily to hereafter assume the lia
bilities of other counties in the matter
of the payment of expenses of insane
criminals from other counties at Dix
mont hospital. He thinks that Alle
gheny county should not be compelled
to boar the expenses of other counties,
but Superintendent ReecJ, qf the hos
pital is of cOutrary opinion aud has
taken legal steps to compel payment of
the bills. While some of the counties,
" including Huntingdon, McKcau,
Westmoreland, aud Mifflin, have been
prompt in reimbursing Allegheny,
others have not, aud have either paid
no attention to the demands made
upon them or flatly refused to pay.
Among the latter are Greene, Fayette,
Butler, Clarion, Lawrence, Clearfield
Fx.Controller Warner says the fact
that the prisoner isa reuiduut of A llegho
ny county during his term of imprison
ment, makes him a citizen of the
county, hence Allegheny's liability
for his maintenance. The Court, says
Mr. Warner, has so decided, ami on
the strength of this he honored all bills
presented by I)r Reed, during his term
of office.— Allegheny Mail.
As far as But ler county is concerned,
we are informed by the County Com
missioners, that though the county is
somewhat behind iu its account with
the hospital, it has no idea of repudi
ating the bill.
Mitriin** lied Jucket Force
i*u in p.
Ii the only double acting force pump
that can be repaired without remov
ing pump from platform. It is not
only cheap and durable but efli'-icnt
and suitable for wells of any depth.
Read adv't, and send for circular
A tew good responsible men to can
vass for Stone's N urneriea, <>f Roches
ter, New York. Good salary wil) bf*
' paid. For particulars, apply to Jons
I BIEDKHMAN, Butler, Pa. mitf.
Citizen* of Minneapolis avenge
a Crime Most Foul.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 28
Yesterday afternoon a tramp enticed
awav the little four-vear-old daughter
of Mr Jason Speer, a respectable and
well-to-do citizen of this town. Little
Nina, the child in question, was missed
bv its parents and conld not be found
The neighbors joined in the search
during the afternoon, and while prose
cuting it came across a tramp, who
cave the name of Frank McManu?,
about 2ft year's of age, hailing from
South Boston. His hands and clothes
were stained with blood. Shortly af
ter the searchers found the little girl in
a clump of bushes by the roadside.
She was insensible, and an investiga
tion disclosed the fact that little Xina
had been the victim of a most brutal
aasault. She was
The horrified neighbors gave the
alarm and they at once concluded that
the tramp was the perpetrator of the
foul crime. The police were notified
and soon had McManus under lock and
key in the jail The mutterings of the
Cfowd were loud and deep, and reached
the ears of tf< e Sheriff, who immedi
ately placed a sU'QUg guard oyer the
prisoner. A crowd of enraged citizens
determined to obtain possession of the
wretch and take him to the timber.
Shortly after midnight a band of lynch
ers organized and marched to the jail,
lu the meantime it was ascertained
that the real name of the prisoner was
Tlje scene at the jail was a remarka
ble one. 4etefn}ined crowd made
a demand oq the Sheriff for tfje U r !°"
oner, but be refused to comply. The
official wag then made a prisoner, but
refused to point out the cell in wbicji
Crowley was confined. The
GUARDS WERE OVERPOWERED,
and the mob then made a thorough
stfcrcfc of the jail, breaking open every
1 cell on tne Srst »ioor without finding
the prisoner - They then aseenued txj
the floor above and repeated the cere
mony. The work was prosecuted
quietly and without excitement, but
' with terrible earnestness. When the
' cell door was finally broken, the prigoq
cr wan brought down to the office,
where he calmly surveyed the crowd,
[ but gave no sign of fear or sorrow nor
spoke a word. Handcuffs were slipped
around his wrists and the crowd start
ed. They left the jail at 3:20 a. m.
fn £0 minutes they were in front of
Spear'* residence. A committee was
1 appointed to have the prisone* i<J?uti
-1 fijd. The ladies who lived in the
neighborhood who saw him in the af
[ ternoon were called from their beds
and recognized him.
BEFORE THE AGONIZED MOTHER.
i At last he was taken into the house,
jyfyen Mrs. Spear instantly cried out in
i an agoniged tQije: "That's the man!
i take him away ; take Wn< away. Qh !
. those eyes ! I "shall never forget them."
"It's"a mistake," was all the fellow
The committee emerged from the
: building at 14 minutes of 4 o'clock,
and simply said - "He's the man !"
i "Now, for a tree'" "Hang foim !"
"Hurry up with him I" and similar
i ejaculations were heard. One man
suggested that he be allowed to pray,
but he was iuformed that
PRAYERS WOULD DO NO GOOD
' to such a wretch. It was decided to
take him out of sight of the -house, and
1 ths crowd started up the avenue,
' which bends just abore the house.
Proceediu g around the bend a tree
loomed up before them. Before the
. prisoner had reached tfop place a man
bad ascended the tree and impatiently
awaited the end of the ropo. The
prisoner wa3 asked why he did it, to
which he replied, "I didn't."
"You lie I" came from one, while
another rejoined: "We are going to
make a terrible example of you."
By this time the rope had reached
THE WRfcTCH COajFEStjfcS.
The man up the tree was becoming
impatient, but finally the rope was
handed to him and be passed it over a
stout limb. The man's bands had
been tied behind him, and as the noose
was about to ba slipped over his neck
he asked to say something to one of
the leaders. Being granted the privi
lege, bo stepped aside and confessed
that be committed the crime, but that
he was drunk. Atyd i|ow all was in
readiness. The noose was adjqsted
and strong hands grasped the rope.
LAUNCHED INTO ETERNITY.
Crowley clinched his hands and
straightened his legs, evidently deter
mined that if he could not livo like a
inan he would die like one. Creak,
went the rope over the limb, and he
swung clear from the ground. Two
more pulls, and he was whirling
around and around in the air. The
end of the rope was fastened to the
tr.unk of the tree, and at precisely 4
o'clock a sign of relief went up from
the crowd. Some started away, but
otbiirs icwaiqei} to the brute die.
Five minutes Inter there v>fs $ con
vulsive twitching of the legs, and all
Iron City Boiler Works.
We direct special attention to the
advertisement 111 this issue of Messrs.
.lames Lappan & Co., Proprietors of
the Iron City Boiler Works, Pitts
This is one of the largest establish
ments of the kiod in Western I'euna.,
and to those of our readers who are
in need of work in this line, we will
recommend Messrs. Ijappan Co., as
being second to none if) the perfection
of work such as they handle. The
prices we learn are as low as can be
found elsewhere. Special attention
paid to repairing Head advertise
ment, and if you contemplate getting
Boiler, Oil Tanks, Furnace Stack,
Sheet Iron work, or such like, write to
them for quotations, &c.
A Knotty l*rol>l«»ui.
Mr James Morton, an accomplished
and enthusiastic Philadelphia mathe
matician, claims to have solved the
problem known as squaring the circle
Our hearty congratulations, Mr. Mor
ton And now, before you proceed to
discover perpetual motion, the North
Pole and the lost Pleiad, perhaps you
would have the goodness to inform the
couutry whether the square described
upon the bypothenuse of the handsome
young Senator, Don Cameron, is great
er than the area of all the rest of the
Republican party of Pennsylvania.—
c i M *onr<-r<i:iy at lioiue. Sample* worth
10 ri . K , AOJrivti Sri Nhon &. 10.
furtlauii, Maine. »nan»,i>'
GUITEAU OIVIXCJ WAY
l T n<lor ihp Hciivy Pressure ol
Hi* Impending Removal*
WASHINGTON, April 30. —The sole
counsel in the Guiteau case now is
ex-District Attorney Charles H. Reed,
of Chicago, who came into the matter
at the solicitation of the relatives of
the assassin, anil finds himself unable
to shake off the heavy weight from
him caused by the preparation of an
argument in his behalf before the
Court in Banc Mr. Heed has been
iu New York for a week past nuking
arrangements to place the new edition
of Gilitean's book oa sale and has met
with success in his endeavors. The
wai den of the jail has strictly prohib
ited the sale of the bo"k inside the
I jail by the prisoner, ami consequently
I the latter has been
IN A BAD nCMOR,
for several days, His manner toward !
visitors who decllre to patronise J
him by purchasing his photographs is
of the most iusult : ng character, and he
frequently orders them to get out of
the corridor in which he ia located
since they do not wish te help him
to raise money for couusel tees.
The guards at the jail find him very
gulleu and taciturn of late, and it is their
Qjiiftioq that bp is gradually giving
way under the pressure of his !<remo
val," as he styles it. Physically he is
not so robust as a month ago, and ia
loosing instead of gaining flesh. lie
spends the greater portion of his time
reading his new work, and has even
DISCARDED TIIE BIBLE,
the reading of which he was formerly
so boastful. He appears to realize
fijUy that only two months will elapse
before he pays the penalty of his crijiip,
and the prospect is nqt at all cheerful
Lately he has shown & disposition
to find fault with the manner in which
his food is cooked and served, claiming
that so distinguished person as him
self merits the best the market can
s2ord. No attention is paid to his
complaints, however, anj he is forced
to content himself with prison ty re >
except occasionally, when he furnishes
the money to procure some delicacy
that he craves. A squad of artillery
men are still qn (]uty in the jail,
will probably not be removed till af
ter the execution.
It nil road Ileum.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
Pittsburgh it Western road about here.
The intention is to have the road com
pleted to the new liald Kidge oil devel
opment ag soon as possible.
The coiupany is iilling np their
on each side of where the new road is
to cross the track of the West Penn
road here, notwithstanding the pro
ceedings in Court to prevent the said
crossing at grade. The abutments for
their bridge over the Connoquenessing,
near the same place, are also being
Jt 13 sifid tfjaJ abojjt one thousand
men are now on the roan between hpr§
It is reported that this company has
been consolidated with the one project
ing a line from Red Bank, on the Alle
gheny river, to New Castle, otherwise
fenown as the 4 ir lji Q e. \yhat is the
present intention as to making this let
ter road we are not able to say. Ties
have been taken out for it, through oijr
county, but \\hcther work is to be done
on it this summer or not, or whether
the Pittsburgh & Western is to supply
its place for the present, we are uuable
A conference of Republicans, repre
senting both wings of the party, met
in Philadelphia last Saturday and
continued over to Monday, on the
evening of which an agreement was
reached as to certain reforms within
the party. As the result only reaches
us this day, Tuesday, we have time
but to notice the principal reforms
agreed upon. First, All State conven
tions hereafter are to be held at a
|st£r <fate, July, being recommended
for them. Sppon(j, Al| delegates to bo
chosen by County Conventions and
not by Committees, Third, Against
removals from office except for cause,
Fourth, Against compulsory assess
ments. The popular will to be hereaf
ter respected, and nominations to ema
nate from the people The coming
State ticket to be composed of men
who by their character commend
themselves to the whole party. Thete
ai)(| other suggestions aro made.
Whether they vyill to anything
will depend altogether on the action of
the coming Republican State Conven.
tion of May 10th, to which all matters
are to be referred.
* Oil IteiuH.
The Sitncox & Myers well continues
to do about forty barrels per day.
Drilling has commenced at the Phillips,
at Renfrew, and at other wells. The
one on the Gruver farm, by Kerr Mc-
Bride, is reported down about five hun
The Bald Ridge Company have lo
cated one down the creek from Ren
frew a')out two miles, on the Win. M.
On Thursday last a strong yion of
gas was struck at the MeConnell well
west of town, and caused considerable
excitement, small pebbles were thrown
up, with, it is said, the smell of oil up
on them. Drilling at the MeConnell
still continues, however, and with
hopes that oil will be got there. It is
I yet in the third sand. Many
have visited it and reports are eon diet
ing as to the real state of affairs at it.
Some have strong belief that it is go
ing to be a good well. A few days
WHJK, PA., April S-tli, (SSL
Mtnnrit. Editor* : —As Marion twp.,
has not occupied any of your space for
a good while, I will give you a little
New K'hool house in Vo 1 it wa :
11. A Hartley is building a barn
Jos. Bailey's Stock of new good are
very good, especially the millinery de
partment. Better give hui a call
Two of our young ladies went to
North Hope and captured two b..uus
and broke two hearts; however, one
of the ladies captured one of our fel
lows. Two young ladiet were up at
Mr. W 's a short time ago; on the
way the harness got wrong and slip
ped under:—onelady explained to an old
gentleman and he fixed them, aud they
landed safely. H. C. McCoy satisfied
Court Lattl Week.
A considerable amount of business
was before the Court last week
Among the interesting cases heard
was a contest over « lease, by
Mrs. James (J. Mahood some year
ago to the liutler Oil Company, for
fiftv acres of land near the Simco* and
Myers well, Bald Ridge territory
Recently she gave another lease on
the same properly to I'atton and Loyd,
and hence the controversy now in
Another case of some importance,
owing to the legal questions involved,
was that of James l>odds against the
estate of Mrs. Martha Mechling, late
of Jefferson to wnship, deceased, who
sued the estate for alleged services of a
minor son, George Dodds. The de
fence alleged payment of the s» rvices
to the son, the father cousenting. fhe
jury, however, rendered a verdict of
$127, for plaintiS and a new trial will
The next Court, also a special one,
will convene on Monday next a week,
May the 15. In the following week
commencing, May 22d, will also be
held a special Court for the trial of
certain certified cases, a list of which
will be seen in another place.
We ire auihonxed to announce the names of
the following gentlemen as candidates for the
offices under which their names appear, subject
to the Republican Primary Election, for But
ler couutv, on Saturday, June 3d next:
For Congress—26 Dis't.
J. D. McJUNKIN, of Butler.
TIIOMAS ROBINSON, of Butler.
(TWO TO NOMINATE-)
WM. P. BRAHAM, of' Mercer township.
R. P, SCOTT, of Butler borough.
W, Si of forward towp»liip.
JAS. P. PARKER, of Parker townnhip.
THOS. HAYS, of Fairview borough.
J. T. DONLY, of Butler borough.
W. M. MARSHALL, of Forward townnhip.
A. V. CUNNINGHAM, of Zelienople.
For Jury Commissioner.
THOS. R. McCALL, of Clay townthip.
TUTTLE— Clinton twp., this
county, on April 27th, 1882, by Rev. Samuel
Stewart, Mr. Tuttle, of Allegheny eity, and
Mis* Elizabeth MoCall, of Clinton township.
ADAMS—HUNT—On the 19th of April, 1882.
by Rev, S. Williams, Mr. J.S. Adams of
West Sunburv, to Misa Louisa Hunt of
DOUGLASS —BAKER —On the 27tli of April,
1882, by the same, Mr. Andrew J. Douglass,
Miss Frouia Baker, both of Butler Co., Pa,
STAUFFKR— At Bonnie Brook, this county,
on Wednesday, April 2ti, after a lingering
and painful illness, Mrs. Harriet Jane, wife
of Benjamin Staufl'er, aged 50 years.
"All is tranquil and serene
Calm aud undisturbed repose;
There no cloud can intervene,
There no angry tempest blows ;
Every tear is wiped away
Sighs no n|Qre shall heave the breast.
Night is lost in endless day
Sorrow in eternal rest.
STARR—In Concord township, this county, of
scarlet fever, Mareli 9, 1882, Allice M„ aged
10 years: also March 12th, Clarissa 8., in the
22nd year of her age, aud, again, March ,'tlst,
Laura H., aged 7 years, children of John S,
and Amanda Stare.
'}'hc sorrow that came to this family in ibis
triple bereavement was most keen and serene.
That fatal disease, scarlet fever, eame to one and
then another, and still another, and, though
all was done that love, kindness, skill and
tenderness con Id >1" or devise, yet oue after thp
other, with hut biint intervals, wan taker:
away despite the tears that were shed, the dis
tiess that was felt ami the agony that was suf
fered on theii account.
Tin- places thus made vacant and the me
mentoes that remain will, for a loug time, he
sad reminders of those who will be seen, loved
and cherished no more in this life; but it is a
source of great comfort to the parents, brothers
and sisters who desire to know that the little
ones hive been safely folded in the loving arms
of the Good Shepherd, while the cider uf the
three was enabled, before her departure, to give
the most cheering and comforting assurance
that she hath gone to be with Christ, the blessed
"By thy hands these trusts were given,
Thou hast taken but thine own :
Lord of earth, and God of heaven
Evermore —Thy will be done."
C. L. S.
ALBERT—At his residence in Franklin twp.,
this county, on Saturday, April 29th, 1882,
at 8 P.M., M|r. Albert, in t|ic 7«th
year of his age.
ALEX ANDER—In Middlutown, Concord twp.,
this county, on April 19, 1842, of brain fever,
Emily Elizabeth, daughter of John C. and
Jaue Alexander, a;ed 5 years, 9 months and
Dearest Emily thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel ;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrow heal.
In the bright eternal city,
Death can never, never come ;
In His own good time He'll call us,
From our rest to home sweet home.
ROBINSON —On April 22nd, 1883, at West
Liberty, Brady twp., this county, Mrs.
Lucetta Robinson, aged 07 years, ti months
and 24 days.
GRAZIER'S NEW TORE
LADIES' AND GENTS'
Dining and Lunch Rooms,
118 SMITHFIELD STREET.
Opposite Municipal Hall, PITrSBUBC.H, PA-
Tin- place to get an excellent lunch al all hours,
dav and night, at short notice. lSrcakf.u.t from
Bto» a. in. Dinner from 11 a. m. to 3p. rn. Sup
per from 5 to !i p. in.
Soups - -Be Clam Soup - IBe
Fried Kisli - - toe I'ork and bfsi|l|S - 1«»«-
linked Fish - lor I'ork and kraut - luc
itoasl I'.ref - . 10" Corned beef ami eah»
I toast l.auib - " 10e hage - - 100
Koast Veil - - 10e Bread ami butter - Be
Koa.nl I'ork - 100 Tea or Coffee, a cup Be
Housl Chicken - l/avSassafras tea -
lloast Hock - 1.-c Chocolate - luc
Boast TurKcy - - '•*»■ Mashed |M>taloes - Be
Chicken I'otplc - IBe Browned |m>laloes Be
Veal I'otplc - - IBe. Baked potatoes - Be
Cabbage - - Be Salad - - Be
Tomatoes - - Be Celery - - Hie
Turnips - - Be llolled onions - Be
Parsnips - - - Be Boiled Itl. e - 6c
Carrots - - Be Macaroni - - Be
Sweet |Mitatoes - Be Hominy - "<•
peas . . :ie Sauces of all kinds.
Ite.tiH - - Berries all kinds In
Asparagus - Be season.
IVachcs and erealO 10c Custard pie - -Be
Apple pie Be Klee puddlllu !<•
I'ea.hpie '..-Apple - re
I'limpkm pie Be Ulead liU.ldlllK e
I Mlliee pin - Be Corn Starch - fc
Lemon pie - - Be
BKKAKI'AST AND SUI'PEIt.
Small broiled beef I'ork chops I""'
steal. 10-' Ham and ejjgs - 'Mr
1.,111-e tenderloin Krled l-ish
steaks 30>' Boiled eggs - - 10c
I'orlel lioll 't -.leak Oblclcltc
miHlirooio same Wii'm wheat«ake H»
•Small t< udi-id'n-leak lluel. wheat cakes b*
mushroom -auri; 10- * orti C.lke
Large lenderl'n steak Warm biscuit - «;
& mushroom sale e Bo< Corn bread
Small beel t> ak & Hot rolls - - Be
onions - .'Oe Kn neh eollec, cup - Be
Small broiled steak Tea. |m r cup - - f
\ tomato sauce • 20C glass of u.ilk
Veal rut let - - IOC Bread and butter - »
Mutton chops - Hi*; tried potatoes -- Be
Sausage - - * l'*
I toast beef - - - to. llolbd pork <v sailer
Boast lamb - - loe kraut - joe
Itoasl Veal - - Hie Ktrtl lulls - UK
Koast poik & beans 10c I'le and milk - lot
Itoast Turkey - IBe Coir.-.v -.an.lwiches *•
Itoasl . hleken - I'm- Howl sli £ milk 10.
llolled ham loc llowl ot soup - Be
llolled corned lieuf - I(K' Bread and bullet - ...
Boiled ton/ue loe Tea or coffee, a cwi Be
Ladles dining room 3d llocir. iriax.l llm.
tCC:i week in your own town, 'lerms and $1
sbb„„tnt free. ' Address 11. IlALMtrr A Co.,
Portland, Maine. iuar.J,iy,
1882 SPRING & SUMMER 1882
A. TROUT MAN,
Dry Goods. Notions and Trimmings!
LARGEST STOCK AND LOWEST PRICES.
iJARGAINS in Spring *nd Summer Dress i
Goods, K.idniua Silk, Satin Do Lyon, Black
and Colored Silks and Sarins, Cashmeres and |
Dn ;ss Goods of all kind?.
TRIMMINGS in all the new things. Mario Sit
ins, Friuges, Oruameuls, Cords aud Tassels.
Ribbons In all shade* to catch.
LACE CURTAINS and Lambrequins. I have
just receired a new stock of LA.CE CURTAINS,
FRESH GOODS and choice designs which I auj
selling at Low PRICES.
THE SPECIAL ATTENTION of housekeepers
is called to our LIMN aud DOMESTK GOODS.
I keep all kinds of IABT.E LlNEN—fall bleach
ed, half bleached and Turkey Red—in all
qualiiic«. Towels, Napkins, Crashes, Tick
ings, Bed Quilts, Sheetings, Muslins, 4c., Ac.
V„ B. Jt will pay you to visit niy astablisnment. Sty inducements aro to show you the
Largest Stock to select from. My Prices ABE LOW. Please call and examine.
Apr- 12, 188*.
FURNITURE. o-O-o FURNITURE.
THOMAS & DUBBS,
NSW AND SECOND - HAND FURNITURE,
No. 409 Term Avenue. Pittsburghi Pa,»
A fEV pooB" USipSi DEJIOT.
Stores, Carpets. Store Fixtures of all Kindß. Household Ac., for sale at low prices.
CSpccial attei'.rion to Conntrv Trade. Wo pay the highest market pnee for all kinds of Furni
ture Parties desiring to sell furniture, will hud it to their interest to CODSUU üb.
aprlji.lim _ __
J. PORTER & SON'S,
New and Sscond-Hand Furniture Emporium,
Wo. 42 Mouth Diamond, Allegheny City.
fc?-We have all Kinds of Furniture, Carpets. Stoves, Store Fixtures, Hitwoholl Goods, Barber
Chairs, Ac., for sale at low prices. , ..
Wo buy for cash at low prices from the manufacturers and parties who are leaving the city,
therefore can sell at low prices. Parties in luod of goods in our hue, '#lll And it
jo thpir interest to an see our stock an l learu our prices.
IRON CITY BOILER WORKS,
Oil Tanks, Stills & All Kinds of Sheet Iron Work.
Special attention paid to Mast Furnace. Mill work and Jobbing.
JAMES LAPPAN & CO.,
Pike Street, f. ow 19th to 20ih. Office 20th St. PITTSBURGH,
Chills and Fover.
■ w >"m.A Simmons I.iverHejrn
-ll'lk Rm iniiir Hotiit break tin
chills and earru ,4 < the
s^SSlzkL *?* Sick Headache.
KOI th. relief and cure
*■• l itlllV'lllKf of ibis distressing al-
T Uq "'V J|W nietlon lake Simmons
The Regulator will positively cure thin teirjhle
disease. We assert emphatically what Wf know
should not l>e regarded as as a trilling ailment.
Vature demands the utmost regularity of the
bowels. Therefore assist Nature by taking Sim
mons Liver licgulator. It is harmless, mild anil
Belief Is at hand for those who suffer day after
day with Piles. It has cured hundreds, ami win
Persons may avoid (ill attacks by occasionally
taking a dose <>l Simmons IJver Itegulator to kt < p
Ih« l.iVer i|l healthy action.
generally arising from a disordered Ht<»ina«-1». can
bo corrected by taking Simmons IJver Itegulator.
Simmons Liver Regulator soon tlils
disease from the system. leaving the skin ikar
and free from all impurities.
Children suffering with Colic soon
relief when Simmons IJver Rciiiilatnr ls »
tereil. Adults also ilenve great lienetlt from tills
medicine. It not unpleasant, It is harmless and
effective. Purely vegetable.
He careful that yoi| get the Kcnulne Sijimmis
I.ivcr Regulator 111 our engraved White Wrappi r
with red' Trade-Mark, Stamp and Signature
J. H. ZEILXN & CO.,
Sold by all Druggists. Pntt.APKi.riiiA, PA.
Webb's Eclectiic Medicine.
Is a positive and effectual reinedv for all Ner
vous Diseases iii every stage of life young or old,
male or female. Such as lm|M>leiiev, 1 rostral ion,
loss of Strength, loss of \ Utility. Iloieetive Meino
r\. Ihipaired Hruln Power, and diseases lion,
which an unnatural waslc of life springs, all of
which cannot fail to niideniiliie Hie whole system.
Kvery organ is weakened.every power prostrated,
ami many forms of disease are genera led w iieli.
II not checked, pave the «ay l<> an early death. It
rellivlnates age and relnvlgorates youth.
Kacli package contains siilllcleut for two weeks
treatmeul. Write lor pamphlet, which \ull be
sent free, w llli full purllcnlart.
Hold l>v all llrugus!* at So cents a package, or
twelve packages lor <.<»>. Will be sent I roe by
m id on of money, by addn^sliiK
WKHIfS KCI.Kt I Hl' MKDIt INK CO..
WHllcr. Hutler. Pa. """""jan^.y
MARTIN'S RED JACKETT
IMI t; III.K A< TINO KISOHT moor IMB' ! ITMI-.
ihrwireadv and rellahh Incmo(
[A |li« iiuirU and easy to operate for
vfXl washing l.ngKiea, the only
\( 111 ilailblo acting fro t proof f"" e pump
\ that can be repaired without removine
fVln pump from plalforin.
AW \ it m cheap thirnble, eln«ie!il an*l
fIW Hilitsble for \\..llm i f any deplb No
[)| fuinoroi householder should be with-
IJB out a 1 Uiiip of this l-i'id.
! H. HOUSTON & CO ,
M Sole Agents.
: 17 Keveulli Avenue,
• pirrsßUjtoH, PA.
"f Kr.- Seii'l for Catalogue aild.Prico List.
11. FCLLEKTO!V. Prop'r.
Manufacturer of lll.askkts, Klannei.-S, Y AKNS,
Ac. Also custom work done to order, such a*
carding Rolls, making UluukeU, Flannels, Knit
ting and Weaving Yarns, Ac., at very low
prices. Wool worked on the shares, II do
«i md. mjT-ly
CIOA WKKK. sl2 a day al home easilymade
oiiltll free. Address I'm k & Co.
Angustii. Maine. niaKMy
Advurtinu iu tbc CITIZEN.
CORSETS, OOKSFTS, CORSETS. Largest
Stock, l argest Assortment, Greatest Variety.
LACES, LACES, LACES, LACES. - Black
Spanish. Guipure, French, Laces of all
HOSIERY, HOSIERY. Special attention is
invited to our line of Cliildrens', Misses',
Ladies', and Gents', lloeierv, beet value to b«
had. " •
WHITE GOODS.—White Dresses for Infants,
Wliita Robes for Infants, Merino Cloaks
for Infants, Lace Caps for Infants.
GLOVES. GLOVES, GLOVES—The Largest
a in. Best Variety of Ladies'. Misses', and
Cliildrens' Gloves, I.isle Thread, Silk,
Berlin in nil Shapes, Shades and Lengths,
Kid Gloves, Lisle Thread, and Silk Glovea
with latent Lace Fastening.
Jury List lor May Term.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn for a Special
Term of Court, commencing the 3rd Monday at
May, 15th Jay, 18S2.
I 1) Aldinger, Milleretown, merchant.
J U ltippus, Oakland twp. farmer.
John Iturkhart, Uutler twp., farmer.
J li liutier, Esq., Millerstown, printer.
John Bowan, Penn twp., farmer.
Wiu Chandler, Clinton twp., farmer.
S P Campbell, Washington twp., J P.
II S Craig, Washington twp., farmer.
Robt Duncan, Cranberry twp., farmer.
Ali i Douthett, Winflelu twp., farmer.
Michael Dutl'ord, C'onnoqueuessing twp.,
Riddle Elliott, Buffalo twp., farmer.
J B fcldyr, Worth (wp-,
Robt Kleeger, Centre twp., farmer.
llenry Forcht, Summit twp., farmer.
W E Gamble, Allegheny twp., farmer.
Wilson Graham, Penn twp., farmer.
Jacob Groves, Allegheny twp,, farmer.
J 0 Grobby, Jefferson twp., farmer.
Henry Kcnsy, Winfield twp., farmer.
A 1. Kyle, Harrisville boro., farmer.
L T Kerr Venango twp. fanner.
Jns A Maxwell, Butler boro., farmer.
A Murphy, Worth twp., farmer.
Wm MonUg. Jefferson twp., merchant
Peter Morrison, Clearfield twp.,
I, McGill, Harrisville boro., pensioner.
Atiram Marsh, Penn twp., farmer.
W C Neynian, Oakland twp., farmer.
W W Philips, Penn twp., farmer.
Ed Pierce, Washington twp., farmer.
G L Rose, Butler boro., painter.
Jacob Stroup, Adams twp., farmer.
Win Snider, Clinton twp., farmer.
Wm Sehmerker, Butler boro., wagon maker
Levi Stewart, Cherry twp., farmer.
.1 osiah M Thompson Brady twp., farmer.
S M Wright, Jefferson twp., farmer.
R B Walker, Mercer twp., farmer.
J C Weigton, Slipperyrocfe twp., farmer.
J Weitsel, Franklin twp., farmer.
J C KeJly, Mercer twp., fanue*.
For a Special Court commencing Monday,
May 22, 1882, to be presided over by Judge Mc-
Deroiitt, of Mercer county.
Dodds Mill Oil Co., vs. Gabriel Baruhart.
Dr. S. Brediii vs. Kerr Mcßride, et. al.
M. N. GKEBE, Prothonotary.
FOR THE VOICE
LESSONS SENT BY MAIL.
Til F, Howard Method, asset forth in written
1,-sons, has its powerful effect in improving
the voice because it gives actual bodily
trol of the muscular effort* ot the respiration
of the throat. . . . ~
By easy and exactly described steps the pupil
is trained to make movements ami efforts ot the
pharynx, I lit? palate, throat ami even the vocal
chords themselves. He thin learns to exert a
physical and exact force to l.reak up each fault
of yocal action instead of relying upon the
feeble and to indefinite advice of other
The voice is generally extended in compass
from three to six notes, its power doubled and
ils iiuality vastly unproved. The wonderful
power of these corresponding lessons is evinced
by four bulletin* of testimonials and many
special circulars. _
"The improvement in my voica ia wonder
fill." thus. N. Adams, til Maple SI., Colum
bus, O. ,
"I find these (written) lessons immensely
bviii-ui ial." I>. K liollah, Nunda, Livingston
" I'he tongue exercises removed one batch of
faults, the throat exercises another, and now
these later lessin* are removing the rest.' J.
Bull, "7 Oth St., San I i >uei-co Cal.
"I tin tip lo liiirh and when I tried A, II
.null' . I. , sang the notes with great
cliMriie-s and inwrr. 1 could not make even
ill.- least onud upon Ihein before." Miss Lou
Hastings, Vevav, Did.
Address, JOHN HOWARD,
15 E. Mill St., New York, N. Y.
Fnclose l';> eta., in stamps, for pamphlet
on'"The Vocal Process." (The Mouth—The
Throat The Respiratory Organs.) Also 2S eta
for pamphlet on l# Vocal Reform, \ ocal
Development," and "Natural Singinij.
Speakers and Singers Circulars, Bulletin
12 :i and 4 Letter or Terms and CondiUoua
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bill send for particulars, terms, etc.,
to 11. t- BKNIIAM & CO., Cln
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