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Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
second-classs matter.
Republican County Ticket.
For District Attorney.
SAMUEL B. SNYDER, of Butler.
For County Surveyor,
B. F.HILLIARD, of Washington twp.
THE Governor has signed the Anti-
DiscriminatiOß bill, the Free Pipe bill
and the Jndicial Salary bill.
THE members of the Bar of this
county will be pleased to know that
the Pittsburgh district of the Supreme
Conrthas been restored—back to where
it was.
Justice of the Supreme Court of this
State, and a learned lawyer and up
right jadge, died at his home in Phila
delphia, on the 28th of May ult.,
aged 73 years.
COURT is in session this week, Judge
McJunkin presiding and hearing argu
ments, motions, etc. The Grand Jury
is acting upon bills. Next week the
trial of criminal cases will commence.
Week after next is for the trial of civil
WE have received from the Depart
ment of the Interior at Washington, at
the request of the Hon. S. H. Miller to
the same, the "Compendium of the
10th Census of the United States,
1880," in two volumes, which can now
be seen at onr office.
MB. DONLY'S bill, giving servant
girls, clerks, and other hands and help
ers, preference for their wages over
other <yeditors of insolvent employers,
being supplement to the act of 1872,
has passed both Houses at Harrisburg
and is now in the hands of the Governor.
THE Attorney General of the U. S.,
at the request of the Secretary of the
Treasury, has given an opinion that
under the provisions of the act approv
ed March 3, 1883, no tax can be collect
ed on capital and deposits of national
banks since the first of January last,
and no tax on the capital and deposits
by State banks or private banks since
the first day of last December.
IT haying been reported that Mr.
Donly, in the Legislature, was not
friendly to the passage of the anti-free
pass bill, he writes to say that he has
favored the bill all through, and stands
ready to vote for and do all in his pow
er for its passage, if a vote can be
reached in the House. The intention,
it is said, is to smother this bill in the
House. In regard to the bill intro
duced by Mr. Donly, requiring the
fencing of railroads in this county, he
informs us that bill is over in the Sen'
ate committee and that he has not been
able to get it out of committee up to
his writing, although he has a promise
that it shall be acted upon. As the
Legislature adjourns to-morrow the
fate of both of these important bills,
and of many others, is very uncertain
We write this on Tuesday and have yet
hopes that legislation so much de
manded by the people will get
through safely before final adjourn
ment of the Legislature.
The Convention.
The proceedings of the Return
Judges to the County Convention on
Monday last will be seen in another
place. The ticket nominated will be
lound at the head of our editorial
columns. It is a good one and we
have heard of no unfairness in its nom
ination at the primaries.
For District Attorney the lot fell to
Samuel B. Snyder, Esq. He is a young
man of good education and character,
and those who know him best speak
highly of him and predict that he will,
if elected, make a faithful and efficient
Mr. B. F. Hilliard, the nominee for
County Surveyor, is well qualified for
that position. He is a practical survey
or and those who have employed him
as such speak in very favorable terms
of his learning and ability. He comes
from one of the oldest families in the
county, is extensively connected and
will make a strong candidate.
Everything passed off harmoniously
in the Convention and there is but one
thing that we hear any criticism about;
that is the Convention assuming to fill
op or appoint committeemen for town
ships which bad failed to hold a pri*
mary. We have no rule that justifies
this, and the practice might lead to
trouble and bad results. In such cases
the vacancy in the district not repre
sented should be left to the Republicans
of that district themselves, to fill as
they might hereafter wish to do. This
they would do in case it became neces
sary. But others, of other districts,
have no right to do it in their absence
and in the absence of any rule of the
party to warrant it. The Republicans
of every district are sovereign and
their rights cannot be taken away from
them. We refer to this now in order
that it may be better understood in the
First in the Field.
The State Convention of the Prohi
bition Home Protection party, that
met in Pittsburgh last week, put in
nomination for the office of State
Treasurer, Mr. Ira E. Howard, of Ve
nango county, and for State Auditor
General J. R. Fordham, of Lackawanna
The members of the State Commit
tee for this county are John W. Bran
don, Esq., of Connoquenessing, and
Mr. James W. Orr, of Parker township.
Judge Taylor's Address.
Decoration Day here on the 30th ult.,
was more largely attended than usual
and everything passed off pleasantly.
The meeting in the Court House was
organized by the appointment of Alex-
Russell, Esq., as President and Gen.
George W. Reed and Mr. Simeon Nix
on as Vice Presidents. Various
patriotic songs were sung by the young
ladies and gentlemen present, and a
poem read by Newton Black, Esq.
The chief feature of the occasion was
the address of the Hon. Charles E.
Taylor, of Franklin, now President
Courts of Venango county,
Pa. His address was admired and
highly spoken of by all who had the
pleasure of hearing it. It was clothed
in beautiful language and full of fine
and patriotic sentiment connected with
the late war between the north and
the south. He pictured our country
as before and since the war and the
present grandeur and prosperity of our
united nation. He also spoke of some
of the evils existing in our political
methods and warned the people against
them. It was regarded as a fine effort
and the Judge has left behind him
here a very favorable impression of his
eloquence and abilitv as a speaker.
In Town.
Mr. N. P. Reed, of the Pittsburgh
Commercial Gazette, was in Butler on
Saturday last on a visit to his parents
here. Mr. Reed is always a welcome
visitor back to his old home. His en
terprise and success in the building up
of the Commercial Gazette, to the
flourishing and influential paper that it
is, makes his old Butler friends feel
proud of him.
Winfield S. Purviance, Esq., of Pitts
burgh, was also in town on Monday
last He is the only son of the late
Hon. Samuel A. Purviance, deceased,
long and favorably known to the peo
ple of this county. With his father he
went to Pittsburgh some years ago
and engaged in the practice of the law,
in which profession he is quite suc
cessful, having nov» a large and lucra
tive legal business.
Mr. Benjamin W. Biedin, formerly
of this place, but now of Franklin,
Pa., was also in town on Monday
last, attending to some legal business.
Mr. George Parker, John B.
Leonard and James P. Parker, of
Parker township; Capt. Thomas Hays,
of Fairview, and other prominent
citizens of the county, were attend
ing Court this week.
Supreme Court in Pittsburgh
While the Legislature has been fuss
ing and fuming over the re-arrange
ment of the Supreme Court districts of
the State, and oven gohig so far as to
talk of organizing a new court which
would satisfy the people aud leave the
Supreme Judges in Philadelphia, the
bench has stepped forward and cut the
knot by putting things almost as they
were prior to 1881. On November,
1881, the Supreme Court issued an
order transferring certain counties in
tho Middle and Western districts to the
Eastern district, or, in plain English,
wip«d out the Middle and Western dis
tricts and made the State and district
coextensive, with headquarters in Phil
adelphia. There was a howl from all
except a few counties, but the Court
had laid down the law and it bad to be
obeyed. During the present session of
the Legislature the solons have been
endeavoring to bring about a new order
of things, but this has been rendered
Whether the Judges of the Supreme
Court have become alarmed or not is a
matter for future settlement, but at all
events they have issued an order which
re-establishes the Middle and Western
districts. This order, which is dated
at Harrisburg, June 1, provides that
Cumberland and Fulton counties shall
be transferred from the Eastern to the
Middle district, and Allegheny, Arm
strong, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, For
est, Lawrence and Mercer from the
Eastern to the Western district. This
leaves Erie, Fayette, Somerset aud
Crawford counties in the Eastern dis
trict, and as the lawyers from those
counties were instrumental in having
the change made in 1881, it is to be
supposed that they will be satisfied.
The term in the Middle district will
continue two weeks, in the Western
district seven weeks, and in the Eastern
district from the first Monday iu Jan
uary until the commencement of the
Middle district term. The return days
in the Western district are fixed as fol
lows : For tho first Monday of the
term the counties of Beaver, Clarion,
Forest, Greene, Jefferson, Venango and
Westmoreland. For the second Mon
day of the term the counties of Arm
strong, Cambria, Lawrence and Mercer.
For the third Monday of the term the
counties of Indiana, Washington and
Butler. For the fourth Monday of the
term the county of Alleghany, and four
weeks of the term, if necessary, are as
signed for the hearing of cases in this
The Prothonotary of the Eastern
district is directed to certify to the pro
thonotaries of the Middle and Western
districts respectively the record in all
cases now pending and undetermined
upon writ of error, certiorari or appeal
originating in each of the counties
hereby transferred from the Eastern to
the Middle or Western districts.—Com
mercial Gazelle.
The literary aud musical entertain
ment to be given by the students of the
Witherspoon Institute comes off in the
Court House to-morrow, Thursday
evening, June 7, 1883. The exercises,
it is said, will be of the most interest
ing character. We have no doubt a
crowded house will greet the students
of the Witherspoon on this occasion.
IGP™ Advertise in the CITIZEN.
Result of the Primary Election.
The meeting of Return Judges on
Monday last, June 4, 1883 was called
to order by Jas. Stephousou, Chair
F. M. Campbell and W G. Russell
were chosen temporary Secretaries.
Roll was next called and the folio w
ing precints were represented :
Adams twp., Jas. Barr.
Allegheny twp.
Butler township , H. W. Nicholas,
Hi! Halo, " J. A. \\atson.
Concord, " A. I>. Kulin.
Clay, " T. H. McCall.
Cliuton, " Phillip Suider.
" Center, " S. Irwin.
Clearfield, " Peter Fennel,
Cranberry, " John Murray.
Cherry, " J. K. Ueed.
Connoquenessing twp.. North, M. \Y . shan
Counoqueuessing twp..South, P. W. Ihoinas
Donegal township, J. B. Orbison.
Fairview twp., West, W. G. Russell.
Fairview twp., East
Forward township, Alex Hunter.
Franklin " J. H. Shannon.
Jackson East " C. Texter.
JacKson West" M. Ziegler.
Jefferson " W.J. Welsh.
Lancaster " Wm. I.utz.
Muddycreek "
Mercer " L. R. Cummins.
Marion " W. A. Seaton.
Middlesex "
Oakland " George Shoup.
Parker " 11. R. Turner.
Penn " J. T. Bartley.
Summit " Samuel Johnson.
Slipperyrock " Josiah Adams.
Venango "
Washington twp., North, C. M. C. Campbell.
Washington twp., South, J. A. Maliood.
Winfielu twp., J. D. Marks.
Worth twp., Rob't. Barron.
Butler be rough, Ist ward, S. McClymouds.
•' " 2d ward, Samuel Walker.
Centerville " E. M. Mayberry.
Fairview " W. P. Jameson.
Evans City " John Watters.
Karns City "
Millerstown" S.D.Bell.
Prospect " W. R. Riddle.
Petrolia " F. M. Campbell.
Saxonburg " Philljp Burtner.
Sunbury " A. Mechliug.
Zelienople " J. Weigel.
lion. S. D. Bell was elected tem
porary Chairman.
On motion Jas. Barr was elected
permanent Chairman for the year.
W. P. Jameson, of Fairview bor
ough, and A. Mechling, of Sunbury
borough, were elected permanent Sec
The district of Allegheny was filled
by the election of Jas. S. Craig; Fair
view East, by S. YV. McCollough;
Muddycreek, by N. Bauder; Middle
sex, by Wm. Miller; Venango, by
Amos Seaton; Karns City, by Jos.
Thomas; Brady twp., by N. Weitzel.
Messrs. S. McClymonds and Samuel
Walker were appointed to count the
vote, which was announced as follows:
Samuel B.Snyder 700
Kennedy Marshall 540
Majority for Snyder 154
B. F. Billiard M 3
Nathan M. Slater 577
Majority for Hiliiard,,,,,, I<V
Robert Storey '055
M. N. Greer 908
R, A, Mifflin 389
The delegate® fco the State Conven
tion were instructed to use ajl honor
able means to secure the nominatioe of
Hon. Wm. Irvin as State Treasurer.
James T. Bartley, of Penn twp., of
fered tha following resolutions:
Resolved, That we will lend our
earnest support and Influence to secure
the election of the ticket aa uotftisated.
Resolved, That we request our dele
gates to the State Convention to use all
available and honorable means to har
monize tho conflicting elements in the
Republican party, by the selection of
suitable and upright candidates,
that we pledge them our hearty sup
Convention adjourned to meet at call
of Chairman.
The Legislature adjourns to-day. A§
its last days approached the proceed
ings wore interesting. The following
are among the more important meas
ures acted upon :
HARRISBURG, PA, June I. —The oil
men are on the top waye of exultation
today. This morning the vote by
which the Free Pipe bill was defeated
yesterday was reconsidered and that
celebrated measure passed finally, aad
was sent to the Governor. Its advo
cates had worked with such effect that
there were six votes to spare. The
motion to reconsider was made by Mr.
MeCrum, of Crawford. Mr. Cbadwiek
demanded the ayes and nays, but after
ward withdrew. There was no debate.
The vote on final passage stood: Yeas
107, nays 73.
IIARRISBURO, PA , June I.—The end
of the long fight for the Anti-Discritok
nation bill was reached to-day. The
bill as amended in the recent debate in
tho Senate was passed finally this
morning by a vote of 43 ayes to 2 noes,
lleyburu and Adams voting against it.
In the House this evening thei-e were
but seven votes against the concurring
in the Senate amendments and the bill
now only awaits the Governor's ap
HARBISBUBO, May 29. —Even the
ghost of the recoy&rship is laid. Rey
burn and Gordon agreed is amending
the bill in the Senate this morning by
striking out the House Committee's
provision that the Court of Quarter
Sessions should approve the bonds for
liquor licenses. The reason for this
was that tha provision was needless,
since by the act of JBf><s the approval of
these bonds was already vestpfl in the
Court, the duty having been tQ
the recorder by a special act of IS,'>B,
The Senate then passed the bill finally
by a unanimous vote. In the House
this afternoon Amerman opposed con
currence ic tjje Senate amendment,
claiming that the B>e*e ftbojition of the
office would not revive the not oj 'j}.®.
The House, however, concurred, with
but 43 nays. Ten minutes after the
bill Jjad been sent to the Governor he
returned & u»cssage announcing that he
had signed it, and so tbe (indent office
of recorder is nO n»ore.
11 AKRISUUB4, May, 29.—The lIou3C
has laughed down asy attempt to bring
forward the Senate Anti-Free i»a&i bill,
which is far down the calendar of bills
on second reading. For weeks, how
ever, Hasson's House bill for the same
purpose has been calmly reposing Bear
the head of the bills on third reading.
Mr. Hasson made no attempt to-day to
call it up.
HARRISBURG, May 29.—The Senate
bill to deprive the Commonwealth of j
its right to stand aside jurors in misde- j
meanor and election cases was defeated |
in the liouse last week on second read
ing, receiving hut fifty-live affirmative ]
votes. This action was reconsidered, j
however, and the bill was left to stand j
auother chance of passing second read-!
ing in very fair position on the calendar, j
The opponents of the bill, however,
were startled to see it placed on this j
morning's calendar among the bills ■
waiting tinal passage. Mr. Bullitt ;
called attention to this and demanded
an explanation. The Speaker and i
Clerk held a little consultation and
concluded that this must be a printer's [
error, and the bill was then put back in
its place. It will be reached on Thurs- j
day or Friday. Attorney-General
Cassidy, it is understood, is strongly
in favor of the passage of the bill, and
John Ballow, of Philadelphia, who is
sometimes seen in the Attorney-Gener
al's company, has been lobbying in its
favor. The exercise of the right to
stand aside jurors by the district at
torney in the Maher and the Haines,
Miskey and Clement cases is believed
to be the immediate cause of the pres
ence of this bill, against whose ex
pediency every Philadelphia judge has
recorded his opinion.
HABRISBUBO, June I.—The Senate
passed finally the Judicial Apportion
ment bill, and in the evening the House
refused to concur in the extensive
changes that have been made since It
left their hands.
Mr. Hall's bill escheating the profits
of telegraph companies which violate
the Constitution by absorbing riyal
lines was passed on second reading in
the House, but not without an amend
ment that is of all importance to the
Western Union. The three words
which made it retroactive were strick
en out this afternoon after a warm de
bate and the bill went through in such
a form as to apply only to future cases
of combination.
The Senate to-night passed finally
the Judicial Salary bill Gxinir the pay
of Judges at $7,000 in Philadelphia,
SO,OOO in Pittsburgh, $5,000 for the
Resident Judge in Harrisburg, and
$4,000 for the balance of the State,
with SI,OOO extra where the district
contains $90,000 population.
son this morning made his deeison on
the Yanderbilt Railroad bills. Two of
them were signed, allowing railroad
companies to change their termini and
build only part of the route when they
can use another road for the balance,
and extending the time of those com
panies which have not fulfilled the pro
visions of their charters within the
required limit. The other two, which
were introduced by Mr. King and Mr.
Laird; were returned to the Senate for
amendment, iu compliance with a joint
resolution of recall, which wa a ps.££ed
this morning at the instance of Senator
Wallace. These two were substan
tially of the same import and either
would iisvo answered the purpose.
They removed tho restriction on capital
stock and bonds of SOO,OOO per mils
and made it $250,000 per mile. The
Governor took the ground that under
the general law the issue of bonds
wcyl.d be twice the capital stock. If
that wefe jnd if the bill should be
approved in its pre&cal new com
panies could raise $500,000 per miie
by their bonds and $250,000 by their
capital stock, making a total of $750,-
QOO, wfclck he thought was entirely too
high- He therefor#* called the Yander
bilt people together and fran*}y tolvj
them that he could not approve thp
bills and offered to compromise on an
issue of $150,000 stock per mile, which
hejhcld would limit the issuo of bonds
to $300,000 per mile and allow the
company to issue altogether $4 50,000
pf stocks and bonds per mile. This
wa» to and when the bills were
sent to the Senaw tto amendment was
drawn up by Wallace and
passed in both Houses. A strong
pressure was brought to bear on the
1 lioevraor for the veto of the bills by
Philadelphia men, who feared that the
opening of a line from New to
Harrisburg and from there to Pitts
burgh with advantages In distance over
the Pennsylvania railroad would in
crease the importance of New \ ork
and Pittsburgh at the expense of the
Quaker City, but Mr. Pattison manfully
resiste,d tfte fcepjptation, and a<'ted in
the interest of ttye whole St;;tp.
State Treasurer,
By tbe proceedings of the Republican
Count)' Convention of Monday last it
will he seen that the Hon. William
Irvin, of this county, has been brought
forward for nomination for State
Treasurer.. Pur delegates elected to
the coming felata were in
structed to prosent his name u»
Convention and urge his nomination
by all honorable means. This we have
no doubt they will take pleasure in
doing. Dr. Irvin has ail the necessary
qualifications to discharge the duties
of that office, lie is both honest and
capable. We do not believe a better
selectiou could be made from the West
ern part of the State, and the West
gJwjjl.d have one of the two places on
the ticket ia bp gl.ected this year. If
neighboring counties join iu tilP woy.e
ment it should be successful. In this,
his own county, he would, if nominated,
receive a hearty and a full support o
the party. As it believed and hoped
the FOjiiiug State Convention will make
its owu and, therefore,
cast around for the best c&Bdid&iCS
sible. Dr Irvin's chances would seem
to be as good as that of any other name
yet proposed.
Butter 15 to 18 cents.
Eggs If. to 17 cents.
Potatoes 50 to CO cents.
Wheat, No. 1, $1.15.
j'i to 50 cents.
t'Olii tnf
Rye 62 cents.
Flour, higV grade, per barrel .?» io <v.
Flour, No. 1, per sack $1.75.
Bran, per ton SIS to S2O.
jijdliligs, per ton sl4 to $25.
t>fuckvU*, j;er nair 50 to 60 cents.
Onions, rie\v, o cjr»i3 per pound.
Ham, per pountf 12 to 15'r;yiu».
Sides, per pound 14 ceiil^
Shoulders, j>er pound 12i cents.
MacU.era) No. I, 12} jsents.
Twelve Persons Tramped to
Death on the Brooklyn
The bridge connecting tbe cities of
New and Brooklyn, and which has
been the source of just pride as well as
the object of natural curiosity to the
people thereof since its completion, re-,
ceived a dreadful babtism last Wednes
day afternoon, Decoration Day Dur
ing a crush, the result ol an accident
and the immense crowd of people go- |
ing each way on the bridge, a pauic j
occurred on the Now York anchorage,
and before order was restored many
persons, mostly women and children,
were crushed, some to death, some
fatally and still others severely. A
scene of terror reigned for fully fifteen
or twenty minutes that balHes descrip
tion. When it was over, cart loads of
wounded and crushed human beings
were taken out of the New York en
trance of the bride. A small moun
tain of torn and abandoned clothing
was gathered up by the police.
The accident occurred on the New
Y'ork anchorage, where the solid bot
tom of the middle footway ends and
two {lights of seven steps each, with
an intermediate landing, lead up to the
plaDk walk of the span between the
New York anchorage and tower. It
was shortly after four o'clock. The
bridge was crowded from one end to
the other so that there was hardly el'
bow room on the footway. A woman
who was ascending the lower flight of
steps, stumbled and fell on the landing.
The crowd pressed upon her and she
shrieked. Bridge Officer Frederick
Richards, who was on the plank walk
above, seeing her danger, elbowed his
way to the spot and lifted her up.
The crowd closed upon them both, and
they went down. ith a desperate
effort Officer Richards got upon bis
feet once more, dragging the woman
after him. She screamed again in de
spair and fright, and the crowd above
and below pressed toward the spot to
, discover the cause of the commotion.
The crush immediately became fearful,
Those on the approach below the steps
were carried forward in a solid mass.
Many stumbled and, unable to resist
the pressure from behind, the crowd
passed over them. From above the
crowd coming f?om Brooklyn was car
ried to the edge of the steps and then
fell over upon the struggling mass be
low. A terrible struggle for life be
gan. Men aud women fought with
thp strength of despair against each
other. Kscape was impossible with
the pressure from both 9ides growing
at every shout of anguish that went
up from the dying and those who saw
death before their eyes. Fear and de
spair on the one side, curiosity on the
ptficr, fought for the mastery.
A t'RliiHTjfrfc SC£»£.
The frightful crush waa douser than
ever, when, after nearly fifteen min
utes, a score of militiamen of the
Twelfth regiment, led by Lieutenant
Hart and Sergeant 3 Couldock aud Cos
tellp, parched up the approach toward
Brooklyn. The yel*i3 of tho crowd at
tracted their attention. At the foot of
steps a wall of human bodies was piled
high. The dense mass surged about,
sn« ii) jt fhp soldiers saw two police
men vainly struggliftg against ij;. Ser
geant Couldock took in the situation at
a giaaos. At the word of command
his men scaled the rence and railroad
track separating them from the foot
walk. and wedging into the mass of
oeoole near the scene of the disaster,
clroVe uacji crowd at the New
York entrance at the muzzle of their
guns. It fell back slightly and the
militiamen, following up the advantage
gained, forced it back until the ap
proach cleared. Then forming
front across the they prevent
ed the crowd from passing, whiie as
Riauy of their number as could be spar
ed ran toward t|je eccpe of the accident
to help in extricating tho deadanti pav
ing the living.
The alarm had meanwhile been
fjiven at tbe bridge entrance. A gen
eral cali fo" all hospital ambulances
was sent cut and policemen were hur
ried over upon the bridge. From
their station beside the city hall fire-
of a hook and ladder company fol
lowed to assist. TNy fopnd the sittj
ation still unaltered on thp bridge.
The crowd on the foot-walk above the
steps was constantly receiving acces-*
sions and still pressing on and over the
heap on tbe anchorage. The bodies of
the dead and dying lay here so firmly
wedged together that to extricate them
wqs next to impossible. To beat back
tii.e waj equally impossible.
Relief was possible' only py majiing
room for the crowd to spread sid.ewajg.
It was quickly done. Willing hands
toie away the iron railiug dividing the
foot way from the railroad track on
both sides, and dragged those who
were nearest in the crush through the
opening. It helped. Room was made
for the policemen to reach the fright
ful heap of human beings, aud the
sro?l; of clearing it away began. As
soon as a portion pf tjie obstruction
was removed from tbe steps the crowd
was eased, and a portion was let
through the New York station. The
rest was forced back until all the
bodies had been taken away. Then it
was let through, and a body of police
men at the point of danger kept it
from pressing there.
Along the iron fences on the foot
way, on the railroad and on the car
riage way on both sides of the bridge
the dead and wounded were laid.
More than half a score were dead when
from tho throbbing heap
Others wets niofp or je'33 tefribfy in
jured. There lay six or eight or ten
deep, those in the lower tier long dead.
The clothes were torn from the body of
more than one in the attempt to get
them out. All were hatless, many
shoeless, aud on others the clothes
in fa£B Five women, all dead,
and trampled into an unshapely mass,
were taken from the bottom of* th'e
heap. One of them had been seen in
crush holding a screaming baby above
the heads of the crowd. As she her
self went down, some man had taken
the tiaby. it jyap pot fotind It was
aald that a man had beep seep carrying
a dead l aby away, but the police had
no account of it. Baby clothing scat
tered about gave evidence enough that
weak infants had been in the crush.
Tlis whom Bridge Officer
Richards had Lelped to her feet at the
beginning of the crush was
Richards also escaped death by desper
ate efforts.
fa speaking of the occurrence after
wards, sai.t) that there was no
chance of restoring order from the first. '
That one first scream was the death
knell of man}* in that crowd. It grew j
at once utterly ungovernable and so
dense that movement of any kind was !
impossible. The crowd, forced by the
constant pressure and accession from
the Brooklyn side, went over the steps j
like a cataract, and once started fell ua- 1
til the walk lay piled with bodies to !
the height of the steps then went over
and fell down beyond it.
A dead Chinaman, Ah LoSing, was '
taken from the bottom of the heap. 1
Carts were pressed into service at the
New York side as they arrived, and
the dead and injured were hurriedly j
driven out to the City Hall, where j
they were laid in the police station in '
| the basement. Ambulances then ar- j
i rived, and those who yet breathed ;
| were taken to the hospitals.
! . When the approach was cleared at j
I last it was literally covered with ar
j tides of clothing and personal*property j
abandoned in the struggle. They were
viewd with amazement by the people
coming over from Brooklyn, who had
not heard of the disaster. In the ex
citement of the crush William Oxford,
a drunken man, deliberately jumped
from the bridge approach into William
street, and received severe internal in
juries and external bruises.
The place on the bridge where the
accident occurred is the danger spot in
the structure. To persons who ore
looking out over the scenery as they
pass either way, it is a certain and
most perilous trap. In a crush like the
one it is a terrible danger. Many said
that they had feared just such an oc
currence at this spot.
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~ No other disease is so prevalent in this conn- A
try as Constipation, and no remedy ha« ever
® equalled th 9 celebrated Kidney-Wort as a c
E cure. Whatever tho cause, however obstinate o
O tho case, this remedy will overcome it. u
• D|| CC THIS distressing com- ©
C s ImmCs WF ■ plaint is very apt to be
5 complicated with constipation. Kidney-Wort •
strengthens the weakened parts and quickly «
C cured all kinds of Piles even when physicians £
to and medicines have before failed. -
g 43- tSTIf ycu have cither of these troubles v
K PRICE »l. I USE I Druggists Sell *
Register's Notice.
The Register liereliv gives notice that the fol
lowing accounts of Executors, Administrators
aud Gu.irJiaus have been tiled in his office ac
cording to law and will be presented to Court
for confirmation and allowance on Wednesday,
the Cih day of June, A. I)., l!is3, at 3 o'clock P.
M., of said day:
1. First and tin.il account ol Robert S Ilays,
oneol the Executors ol the last will ot llatriet
Haw, late o' Connoqueuessing twp., dee'd
2. First and partial aceor.it ol Rosannah
Martin, solp aoiiug Executrix of the last will of
John Martin, late of Butler borojigb, dee'd.
3. Fipal account of T l* Shorts, Adminis
trator ot William t. Shorts, Late of Connoijuc
nessinfr twp., dee'd.
4. Final account ofl.conard Wick, Admin
istrator C T A ol Leonard Wick, late of Conno
quencs?iti!i twp., dee'd.
5. Final account of James Barr, Guardian of
Catherine Stange, minor child of Adam Stange,
late of A;]ams twp., dee'd.
f>. Filial account Qf John H McJunkin and
Wm Tiinblm, Executors ol Susanuau Timblln,
late of Clay twp.. dee'd.
7. Final and dlstrioutior account of Philip
llilliard, Administrator ot Isaac C Miller, late
ol Washington twp., dee'd.
s. Fiual and distribu:ion accouut of Philip
Milliard, Administrator of Sarah Miller, late ol
Washington twp., dee'd,
t). Fist and tinal account of Caspei M.ller,
Executor ol Conrad Miller, late ot Lancaster
twp, dee'd.
10. Final and distribution account pi Johtj
A Glenn and Daniel McDeavlti, Administrators
of Daniel McDeavitt, late of Brady twp., dee'd
-11. Fii il account of J F Hammond, Admin
(st'ratpi ui JapoL) (jrtivpr, late pi Bulley county,
Pa., dee'd.
12. Final account of Martha Zimmerman,
Guardi.ai ul Sat fill F< Ximmciuiau (now Fi'.z
simmoui) a minor daughter ol ueorfio W Zim
merman, late ol Oakland twp, Butler Co, dee'J.
13. Partial account of G D Swain and Samuel
Mojer, Executor ol Abraui Mover, late ot But
ler borough, dee'd.
14. tinal account ol James Morrison, Execu
tor ol llie last will ot Mrs Susan Mill icon, late
of Muddycrcek twp., dee'd.
15. Final account ol Louis Anderson, ouo ol
the Executors of Gidcon as staled by
Mary M Audtr-oii, Administratrix of Louis
Anderson, dee'd.
10. Fiual account ot J A Forsyth, Executor
of George Whiteside, late ol Middlesex twp.,
dec's!. ~
17. Fjrs|, apJ final account of John il Me-
Juukiu and J P Christley, Administrators of
Nancy Tjmblin, late of Clay twp., dee'd.
JS. Flpaf aecopLt of J U Hoover, Executor
el Mary Ward, lute of r..rl-:ar twp , ilep'il,
19. Final account of Isaac Lefevre, Guardian
ol Mary lua Walter, minor child of Siiuou P
Walter, late ot Butler county, dee'd.
20. First, tinal and distiibnt'cn account of
Casper Uockenstein, Execuu . -i Domineek
Rocketisiein, late ol Summit twp., Butler coun
ty, dee'd.
21. Partial account of Wm Davidson, Execu
tor of Cynthia Irvin, late of Adams twp., dee'd
-22. Final accouut of James W Kelly, Adui'r
of James llcrro'n, late ot Clay t»vp., dee u.
23. Final account of George Waiter, Guardian
of Maggie A Lutz (now Morrison).
21. Fiual and dbtiibjitiou accouut of Maiga
ret E Alexander, Administratrix of the estate
oflt U Alexander, late of M uddj-ereeU two,
dee'd. „ „
25. Final account ot Wm Harvey, Guardian
of Jamrs Clcutlenniug,
26. Fiual account of Win Harvey, Guardian
ol Wm Clcndenniug, a minor child ol Jessie
Clcndcnuing, late of Clinton twp., dee'd, !
27. Final account ol Isaic Lelevre, Guardian
of Ella Walter, minor child of Simon P Walter,
late of Butler county, dee'd.
28. FinaJ account ol Isaac Le'evre. Guaidian
ol'Gedrpe Whiter, minor child of Siuiou P
21). Fiual account of Nicholas Wally, r
dian ol William E Wallace, tumor child of Wm
E Wallace, late of Allegheny twp., dee'd.
30. First and final account ot Ed want leu- ,
hill, Adin'r ot James Touhill, late ol Parker (
twp., dee'd.
31. Final account of Christian Era lie and
Frederick Ebert, Administrators ot Wm Ebert,
late of boroug'u of S. xonburg dae'd.
32. Partial and dismbution account ol James
McCaffertv and John S Love, Executors ot Robt
Loi'e, late of Clinton twp., dee'd.
33. Final and distribution account ol Newtou |
Black, Administrator ot George A Black, late |
ot Butler, I'a., dee!d.
34. Final account of William Myers and J C
Scott, Executors ol Philip Melvin, late cl Mtul
dycreek twp., dee'd.
35. Partial account ol Thomas Garypy, snr
viviug Executor of Hl> Alexander, late of Mud,- <
dvcreek twp.. dpe'tl.
30. Final account of Edmund D Grail, Gnar
diau ol Miry E lloil'mau, loruicrly* Alary E .vly-
A 1 lister.
37. Fiual account of Samuel h and William
C Kelly, Executors ot Samuel Kelly, late ol (
Butler twp., dee'd.
38. Final acconnt of Thos S Coulter and
Mary A Coulter, Executors of the estate of Isaac
Coulter late of Centreville borough, dee'd.
11. W. CUKISTIE, Register.
Estaleol James 11. Meclilmj;. .
' Wi|erea« lifters have this day
been issued to uSo on the estate of 4su,;ca If.
Meeiiling, late of Washington township, dec d.
by the Register of said county ot Lutler, no
tice is hereby given to all persons owing said
estate to call ami settle, aud those having claims
against the same will please present them lot
payment duly probated.
S. C. Ht'TCHISON, Adn> r.
June 5, 18S3. North Hope, Butler Co., Pa.
J. Golden and Gen Grant will make tho Bcasoti
of 1883, at Butler, Butler county, Pa.,
Tli >BO interested in line horses will find it to
tharr advantage to call for terms. bills, or
a.j'lrcts, JAS. S. But lor, |?a,
Salary and Expenses Paid.
OUTFIT FREE. Noexperience needed
Kurserymciif Ilocli€>iter, N. \
works of character U variety :800 KS 0»/ OIUICj
low in price, selling fast: nerdi-d <*vcr>ere: Liberal
Pnidiej, OarreUoa h to., 66 N. Fourtb tit., I m.ad«lj>hia, P9
Carpets. Oil Cloths, Rugs, Mats, Stair Rods, Etc,
At lowest prices of black and Colored Silk-, in Bleached an.l Unbleached, Turkey Redo,
Ni-w shodes in C .-iimers. A line mil Inure n-- (ieriuan and fancy; Towels and Towelinjf, Nap
sortmcnt of Nunc.' Veilinpr, Buntings and thin kin-. While Mii'ilta in pie.»t variety; Lice Bed
r Summer Dress Goods. Sets, Lace Lambrequins, Lace Curtains.
' Largest assortment, lowest prices. Infants' Best makes of Ginghams. Muslins, Zephyt
White l)resi Cloak?. White Dresses (or cliil- Cloth, Sen-sucker, Lawns, Shirtings, Tickings,
j dren 1, 2, and '■> years old. Sheetings, Case liners, Jeans, Tweeds, Sic.
Large Stock of Laces in White and Black Rueliings, Embroideries, Insert
ings, Irish Trimmings, Collars for Children and Ladies, CulFs, Sash Ribbons,
| Fishues, Lace Ties, Handkerchiefs in Silk, Linen and Cottou. Black Crape
i and Crape Veils.
Fancy Hosiery for children in gre.ii variety. Kid Gloves in all qualities and prices; Silk
Fancy Ilosiety lor ladies, all qualities and Glo\cs, Berlin Gloves, Lisle Thread Gloves,
prices. Men and boys' Soeks. Stock the You will find my Gloves stocK complete,
largest; prices the lowest. Mitt, black and colored,
Summer Underwear
For children, ladies and men. Umbrellas and Parasols in fancy Satin, Silk
Alapacas, Ginghams, Serge, Ac.
Large and fine selected stock, all absolutely new styles. Brussels, Ingrains
Cottage Hemp, Rag, Mattings, Rugs, &c.
Please call and examine stock and prices.
ONE PRICE The time has come and we are ready to OXE PB£CK
show the people of this county the Largest,
ONE PRICE Cheapest and best stock of ONE PRICE
ONE PRICE Mens', \ oiiths', Boys' & Childrens' Clothiug, ONE PRICE
Marked in Plain Figures at One Extremely Low Price.
ONE fRIqE OttO T*l'lC* 9
Popular Character all the World over, will Play the Leading Part at
" NK """ J. N. PATTERSON'S, ™ ,E
Who contemplate purchasing
Millinery, St
We pay particular attention to cus
tomers just starting; and, when they can
not come and maize their own selection,
we guarantee to select stock for them
that will give them satisfaction in the
wau of assortment and price. To assure
their success will be our aim, thereby
addingnew customers and new business.
Porter & DonA
260, 262 and 264 L
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Carriage, Buggy and Wagon Harness, Collars, Etc., Etc.
And carry a full stock of Whips, Robert, Blankets, Brushes, and all other Gooda belonging to
the Business,
AU Kinds of Repairing Receive Prompt Attention,
fcTPlease call and examine our floods and got Prices, before you purchase tlsewheio.
Plastering Hair Always on Hand.
Roiber's Block JeflVrson .Street, opposite Lowry Houso, Butler, Pa
Fancy Window Shades, Stained Qlass Paper.
JAS. M. W AI.LACE, 75 Wood SI., Fitisburgla.
[). £ i". S. !-1' a jiayinj mad; important changes in (heir business location, now occupying;
FFUKItAI. STItKKT and OS A A **,« i »
Booms Nos. li.", and <.7 Park Way have been fitted to suit our business and are the boat
lighted rooms iu the two cities. Our new stock now opened eoniprisM the largest and bett
selections ofl'arpets, Wall Paper, etc., ever brought to the city. For. 1;» BAYS W K\\ ILLOItKI
50 pieces of T A PES Til Y BRUSSELS at oOcts BOl>\ BBL&SELS at^l.lo.
VELVETS at $1.2, r ». MOQTETTES at j.1.20.
INGRAIN CARPETS from 22 cts. upwards. 3-PLY at 90 cts.
One Pair Curtains and one Cornice or Pole for $2.00. Wall Poj>er from 5 cts.per roll upwards.
«. ExcfctituKiy i.«» i». i.«» »• D& F g WELTT)
120 Federal St., and 65 &. 67 Park Way, Allegheny, Pa,