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JOHN H. FC W. C. NE6LEY, PROP'RS.
Entered, at the Postoffice at Butler us
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1883.
Republican Slate Ticket.
For State Treasurer,
WM. LIVSEY, of Allegheny county.
For Auditor General,
JEROME B. NILES, of Tioga county.
Republican County Ticket.
For District Attorney,
SAMUEL B. SNYDER, of Butler.
For County Surveyor,
B. P. HILLIARD, of Washington twp.
THI rainy weather still interferes
with harvesting the crops.
AFTER a lapse of four years a Fair
will be held at Clarion this fall.
You can shoot woodcock now ; pro-
Tided you can find any to shoot.
FORTUNATELY the Legislature shows
no disposition to strike for higher wages
THE telegraph operators being a
wiry crowd may give their employers
a good deal of trouble.
THI strike inaugurated by the
Brotherhood of Telegraphers extends
to all sections of United States and
MR. JOHN DONALDSON, of this place,
has been painting some bridges for the
county and is said to be making very
THE Harrisburg Independent says,
"this session of the Legislature is
famous for its adjournments and re
MR HOWARD D. CAMPBELL, son of
Mr. James Campbell of this place, has
been appointed treasurer of the Pitts
burgh and Western Railroad Company.
BY a recent decision of Commissioner
of Internal Revenue the manufacturers
of doctored whiskey, under the name
of "bitters," "rock and rye," etc., will
hereafter have to pay taxes on the
PLUMMER JACK, formerly of New
Castle, Pa., and who had relatives in
this county, was drowned in Lake Su
perior on the 30th of June, ult. He
was fishing in a canoe when it capsized
and all efforts to recover him proved
WE notice in some papers specula
tions as to who will be the next Re
publican candidate for President. Too
soon yet. Wait for the result in Ohio
and Pennsylvania this fall. An im
mense amount depends upon how Ohio
THI telegraph office at this place
closed last Thursday noon, schedule
time. The closing interferes with the
persistant efforts some of our citizens
hare been making to lose money in oil.
The state of the market cannot be
learned in time to lose. The move
ment is regarded as a "bear" one.
THR Republican papers of the State,
nearly all whose opinion is worth any
thing, unite in sustaining the Governor
in bis efforts to enforce the Constitu
tion and the laws and to root out the
stealing going on at Harrisburg. The
exceptions are among those who have
been living from the public crib, or
are interested in some one now living
from it. In their opinion no law is of
any consequence that interferes with
their little larcenies. They have no
higher views than that. One such
exists not a great distance from Butler.
The opinion of such journals are re.
garded with indifference if not with
SENATOR AONEW has suggested a
wise and good mode for the breaking
of the deadlock that seems to exist be
tween the two Houses at Harrisbarg
on the bills re-districting the State. It
is, that the minority party in each
branch shall name for the majority
the members composing the Conference
Committees. Thus, in the House,
which is Democratic, the Republi
cans shall name the Democrats
to serve on said committees; and in the
Senate, which is Republican, the Dem
ocrats shall name the Republican mem
bers who are to serve on the same.
This expedient might lead to a way
out of the present lock, inasmuch as it
looks towards securing on the Confer
ence Committees the services of the
fairest and best men of each party. If
there are no apportionment bills passed
this session it will be hard to explain
to the people the reason for the failure.
A REPORT having been circulated to
the effect that ex-Governor Hoyt bad
declared bis intention of working with
the Democratic party this year, the ex-
Governor comes oat in an interview in
which he denies the statement as utter
ly without foundation. lie expresses
himself as well satisfied with the work
of the Republican Convention and says
there is no reason why all Republicans
should not support the ticket. Of the
candidates and platform Governor
Hoyt says : "The candidates are un
exceptionable. The platform I regard
as admirable, with the exception of the
provision with regard to the distribu
tion of the surplus money in the
Treasury. Ido not think there ought
to be a redundant treasury. As to the
of holding nominating conventions
throQghout the State on the same day,
I regard it as involving the most valu
able idea w« have had in our politics
for years. It will give a sense of unity
and momentum which will override
the petty distractions which come from
local nominating conventions and make
voters feel as if they belonged to tbe
whole army, instead of one of the
THE Prexels of Philadelphia have
accumulated about one million trade
dollars, for a large number of which
they paid 85 cents on the dollar.
Two Arkansas negroes fought a duel
the other day with fatal result. One
of them opened his mouth, and as there
was no room anywhere else in that
vicinity for the bullet to lodge, of
course he was killed.
AN application for pension was re
cently forwarded from Indiana county
in which the applicant based his claims
upon the alleged fact that he contract
ed dyspepsia while on a forced march
in the army.
A. D. DAVIS, of Chicago, and Rose
Kennedy, of Springfield, Illinois, were
married in a balloon at Cleveland, on
the 4th, and then made an ariel wed
ding trip, goine: up into the clouds and
landing a few miles from that city.
THE Franklin Repository thinks it
would bo well for the members of the
Legislature to provide themselves with
photographs of the State buildings at
Harrisburg before they adjourn, as
many of them will never see them
EX-PRESIDENT HAYES, in addressing
the people of Woodstock, Conn., on the
3d inst., on the subject of education,
concluded his speech with the following:
"The real government in this country
is that of opinion, and with the means
and authority for universal education
in our hands, it is optional with us
whether the power to which we have
subjected ourselves shall be a power of
intelligence or of ignorance, a reign of
reflection and reason, or of reckless
strength ; a reign of darkness or of
ACCORDING to comprehensive reports
from the West and Northwest, the hot
weather which caused humanity so
much discomfort has been extremely
beneficial to the farmers. The condi
tion of the crops, which occasioned so
much apprehension three months ago,
has steadily improved since then and
the latest bulletins show an advance
ment which fairly warrants the expec
tation that the harvest this summer
will be up to the average, if not exceed
ing it. Indeed the largely increased
acreage is likely to raise the yield of
some leading cereals above any figures
which have thus far been recorded.—
IT cannot be denied that much of the
legislation at Harrisburg has been
loosely done for years. Many bills
have been passed without proper con
sideration. In some cases money has
been lavishly appropriated, and im
properly expended. Gov. Pattison has
attempted to put a stop to this loose
mode, and has run his veto pen
through sixty bills. Attempts were
made in the House and Senate on the
6th to ridicule his action but the mo
tions were very properly ruled out of
order. Representatives should be care
ful in their action in the premises, as
these vetoes to prevent extravagant
expenditures and double pay to many
persons will txj approved by their con
stituents. Double pay is not popular
with tax-payers who have to foot the
bills Washington (Pa.) Reporter.
THE Governor did a good day's work
in cutting down the General Appropri
ation bill of the regular session of the
Legislature. Using his constitutional
right to disapprove any items he
chooses, he saw Jfit to object to the
usual steals crowded into the General
Appropriation bill at the close of the
session and with admirable courage
clipped them off. Most of the items
belonged to that class, paying clerks
and employes of the two houses for
services over the hundred days of the
regular session and for services and
supplies other than those belonging to
the ordinary expenses of the Legisla
ture. It is estimated that he reduced
the bill $30,000. These vetoes we
heartily approve. They will teach the
extravagant Legislature a good lesson
and will tend to restrict the regular
session of the Legislature to a hundred
days.— Beaver Argus and Radical.
The Telegraphers' Strike.
On Thursday nooil of last week, by
a concerted movement throughout the
country, the telegraph operators gcner*
ally struck for higher wages. They
quit work at the same time—in good
order—and without noise or demon"
strations of any kind. The strike em
braces both male and female operators.
How long it may last, and with what
results to the operators or the com
panies, cannot now be seen. But its
effects upon business are not only seen
but felt. The public will be very
seriously effected. The telegraph has
become a public necessity and many
branches of business are now conducted
through it. To these, time is eyery
thing and to wait for the mails, as in
old times, will disturb their present
mode of operations. Legal questions
and controversies will also probably
arise, as to who shall pay damage for
loss arising from this state of affairs.
But this strike, as well as other strikes
going on, making a conflict between
employers and employees, or, as some,
times expressed, between labor and
capital, only proves that the law must
soon be called in to regulate and adjust
such difficulties. The public have
rights superior to those of individuals or
corporations, and these will have to be
guarded and secured.
In another place will be seen some
details of the origin and present state
of the operators' strike.
Representative A. R. Thompson in
a late speech in the House at Harris
burg with some warmth caracterized
the refusal of the Senate to appoint a
new conference committee on the Ap
portionment bills as revolutionary.
We are inclined to think Dr. T., is
about half right. The Democratic
House and Republican Senate at Wash
ington were oftentimes at sword's
points, and wide apart nearly as the
poles on certain questions; and yet by
dint of continuing or changing confer
ence committees, arranged to get to
gether by sort of compromise. It will
be strange indeed, and not creditable
to either branch, if the Pennsylvania
houses cannot come together in some
kind of agreement—when nothing
more divides them than a mere matter
of several State Senators and one or
two Congressmen.— Beaver Time*.
Work at Harrisburg.
The position of affairs in the Legis
lature may be gathered from the be- ■
low, being part of the proceedings that '
took place in the House last Friday.
The Senate sent a resolution to the
House to adjourn on the 24th, and the ,
following debate took place on that
resolution. It will be seen that the
districting of the State into Judicial (
Congressional and Senatorial districts,
as required by the Constitution, is as
far off as ever. This week, however,
may bring about better results. If the
requirements of the law were only ob
served there would be no difficulty in
making districts. All the law speaks
of is "population," and districts of
"compact and contiguous territory."
But politics are forced in to the matter
and that in the main govern?. Besides,
maDy of the members are trying to so
shape districts as to suit their own
supposed political future. .All things
considered, if there are not apportion
ment bills passed soon the people will
likely hold the members individually
responsible, as expressed by Mr. Ster
rett in his below remarks on the ques
tion of adjournment:
STERRETT TAKES A IIAND.
"Sterrett, of McKean, followed. He
is one of those country lawyers who
win reputation by painstaking accuracy
in business, dress and habits. He is
recognized as one of the strong men of
the House. He is the auther of the
House Judicial Apportionment bill,
and though he has, generally speaking,
voted with his party, the leaders have
been unable to conceal some anxiety
concerning his future course. He talks
well, without much rhetoric, and in his
plain way hits telling blows.
He discussed the several bills and
the progress that had been made to
ward reaching the object for which the
session had been called, and protested
that the subject of adjournment, before
every effort at passing the bills had
been exhausted, was simply out of the
question. He deprecated the efforts of
each party to put upon the other the
responsibility of failure to pass bills.
Neither had fully discharged the duties
imposed on the Legislature. The
Constitution enjoined the passage of
bills in mandatory language, and he
asked his political associates whether
they thought it proper to pass a reso
lution that said: 'On Tuesday next
we shall abandon our duty and go
home. I say not; the Legislature has
not done its duty.'
By this time he had attracted the atten
tion of the whole House. 'I don't
know but what this resolution emanat
ed from the same source that has pre
vented a ju3icial apportionment of the
State,' he continued with increasing
vehemence. 'Some five or six men as
sume that there shall not be an appor
tionment, because they are not satisfied
with the arrangement of the districts.
They talk about the responsibility of
this party and that. There is no more
irresponsible thing in this universe of
God than a political party. We can
make apportionments, if we have intel
ligence and a little wisdom. We
should show evidence of good faith and
make a candid effort to discharge our
Constitutional duty. I want to wait
until I am satisfied that this has been
done before I vote to adjourn."
UNCLE JAKE ZIEGLELT'S WARNING.
This speech created a sensation. The
Democrats applauded and the Republi
cans showed evidence of disappoint
ment and dissatisfaction. Uncle Jake
Ziegler was recognized. He referred
to the other resolution which had been
referred to the Ways and Means Com
mittee, of which he is chairman. He
said that be had determined thai, while
the time for adjournment had not prop
erly arrived he would not call the com
mittee to consider it. You may refer
this resolution to thit committee, but
until every parlimentary expedient to
pass Lilla has been exhausted I will re
port no resolution of adjournment. "I
say to you Republicans," he continued,
"that we will sit here till doomsday or
until the last resort of parliamentary
law has been tried. My people are in
telligent people and I can't go home to
them till I can assure them that out of
my experience and knowledge I could
find no parliamentary process to reach
the desired end."
W. R. Riddle <fc Co., with all their
business have taken the time to get
their store room improved in the form
of a coat of paint. Warren & Edmund
son did the work. They are also paint
ing T. J. Critchlow's house. Any
person having painting to do, would
do well to give them a call.
Our store keepers report business as
being brisk as usual, this time in the
year. Wool plenty and lots of variety.
The blacksmiths are busy, too, and
one can hear the sound of the "merry
anvil" (as Longfellow says) from morn
The ghost story in the CITIZEN of
July 11, has surprised a great many,
and no one can And whom it harmed
or whose door it unlocked. Strange,
The lecture by "Talamasruico," the
Seminole Indian preacher, was inter
esting to all, and his last three whoops
didn't seem to scare the ladies at all.
What makes Dr. Barber look so sad
and lonely since vacation began ?
Never mind Doctor, sbe'Jl be back on
the 7th of Aug.
What calls Frank Lytle's attention
to East Franklin twp.
P. A. Shanor and Harry Swingle,
students of Thiel College, are home
Mrs. Kale Teets and daughter are
visiting friends at Wampum.
Mrs. Dora Schreiber, of Allegheny
city, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hen
Boys, don't make so much noise on
the corner after this. INCOGNITO.
The Connecting Link.
The track of the S. & A. connecting
link, was laid as far as Muddycreek on
last Saturday. This is nearing Butler,
and we may soon look for the entry of
this important new road to our town.
General Superintendent Blair of the
road thinks they can have the track
laid to this place within two weeks
from this time. The event will be an
important one in the history of our
progress in railroad making.
TELEGRAPHERS 1 STRIKE.
What They Ask.
The following is the petition present
ed by the Telegraphers' Brotherhood
to the Telegraph Companies for better
pay. The requests of the petition were
refused and hence the strike followed:
CENTRAL OFFICE BROTHER- )
IIOOD OF TELEGRAPHERS |
OF THE UNITED STATES J'
AND CANADA. j
To General Manager and Acting Presi
dent Western Union Telegraph Co :
Slß —The undersigned, the Execu
tive Board of ihe Brotherhood of Tele
graphers of the United States and
Canada, acting in accordance with in
structions from that body, respectfully
petition your favorable consideration
of the following memorial, embodying
the desires of all classes of employes
in the service of the Western Union
Telegraph Company :
SEC. 1. Believing that man's physi
cal and mental welfare requires that at
least one day in seven be accorded him
for rest and recreation, we request the
total abolition of Sunday work as com
pulsory duty, unless compensated as
SEC. 2. That eight hours shall con
stitute a day's work and seven hours a
SEC. 3. Both sexes shall receive
equal pay for equal work.
SEC. 4*. That a universal iucrease of
15 per cent, on all salaries now paid be
SEC. 1. That eight hours shall con
stitute a regular day's work and that
compensation at the rate of two days'
pay shall be allowed for all Sunday
work; that the lowest salary paid a
regular lineman shall be $65 a month,
and for helpers SSO a month; that the
duties of linemen relate solely to their
SECTION 1. That the salaries of
first-class Wheatstone operators be in
creased to $75 a month and second
class operators to SOO a month, and
that they receive in addition the 15
per cent, increase asked for Morse op
SEC. 2. That the working hours of
Wheatstone operators be the same as
A reply at the earliest possible mo
ment is solicited. Yery respectfully,
ECUENE J. O'CONNOR, Chairman.
MORTIMER D. SHAW, Sec'y.
The document presented to the
Rapid Telegraph Company differed
from that presented to the Western
Union, in that it did not contain ihe
clause referring to Wheatstone opera
tors. The Wheatstone instrument is
not used in the office of the Rapid Tele
In this country there are about 2,-
000 operators engaged in commercial
telegraphing on Sundays. The aver
age pay of operators is about S6O per
month at the present time, and the
granting of the petitions will increase
in this particular the salary accounts
of the companies about SIOO,OOO a year.
About 6,000 commercial operators
will be affected by the demand for
eight hours as a day's work. At the
present time they are employed on an
average 10 hours a day. The reduc
tion in working hours will require the
additional service of about 1,200 oper
ators, which will increase the salary
account of the companies about $95,000
a year, not including the reduction de
manded for night work.
The section of the bill of grievances
in reference to equal pay for both sexes
ig considered of great importance. At
the present time girls employed as op
erators, although performing generally
the same class of work as the men, re
ceive considerable less compensation
Their salaries do not average mortfthan
S4O a month.
The increase of 15 per cent, in
salaries as asked for would require an
additional expenditure by the com
panies for service of about $700,000 a
year for commercial operators only.
The linemen employed in commer
cial business number about 2,500, in
cluding their help, the average salaries
per month being about $55. The in
crease demanded will amount to about
$300,000 a year.
The demand of the linemen for eight
hours as a day's service will necessi
tate the employment of 500 more men
throughout the country causing an in
creased pay list of about $348,000 a
According to the demands, if com
plied with, the commercial companies
will be required to add to their salary
accounts about $1,543,000 a year.
The salaries of railroad operators
varv materially, but a fair average is
SSO" a month. The bill demands for
these employes an iucrease of $lO a
month, which will amount to at least
an extra outlay of $600,000 a year.
The demand of double pay for Sunday
service will affect about 4,000 railroad
operators, according to the increase de
manded a day's pay will not be less
than $2, which will add to the pay-roll
in the neighborhood of $416,000, thus
making a total increase demanded on
railroads 0f51,016,000 a year, and the
grand total of increase to telegraph op
erators affected by the demands of the
Knights of Labor of $2,559,050 each
Their Parting Jokes.
Iu less than an hour, says tlio Pitts
burgh Commercial Gazette, after the
telegraph operators forsook their keys
yesterday,a rumor was upon the streets
of this and other cities that Gen. Grant
had died suddenly. It circulated rap
idly as such important iteip of news is
liable to be. Persons who claimed to
have special information in regard to
the demise of the ex : President offered
bets upon the accuracy of the news.
One individual stood on the I'ostoffice
corner and offered a wager of SSO to $5
that the warrior was no more. Wher
ever an operator was on dtfty iu the
surrounding towns dispatches were
sent in asking to have the rumor affirm
ed or denied. Street gossippers inquir
ed anxiously whether the newspapers
would be able to get any account of
the death- The original news came
over the wires of the Western ]Jniop
about 11 o'clock, and if the whole dis
patch bad been given it would have
caused fun among those who believed
it. It said : "Gen. Grant has fallen
dead- Jay Gould suspended. Yan
derbllt's horse Maud S ran away,
threw him out and broke his
President Arthur has the cholera." It
was a piece of fun on the part of New
York operators, and the message was
directed to fellow-operaiors in Western
Death of Tom Thumb.
MIDDLEBORO, MASS., July 15.—This
morning Charles Heywood Stratton,
better known to the world as General
Tom Thumb, died of apoplexy. For
some time past he had been complain
ing of feeling unwell, but nothing
serious was anticipated, as it was
thought he was suffering merely from
indigestion. His wife was present at
his bedside when he passed away.
Charles Stratton was known all over
the civilized world as the great Ameri
can dwarf. He was born at Bridge
port, Conn , January 4, 1837. His
parents were of ordinary size, but at
the age of five years Charles was only
28 inches in height and weighed less
than Ifi pounds. He gave evidence at
an early age of unusual precocity, and
accordingly in 1552 he was taken in
charge by P. T. Barnum, who named
him General Tom Thumb, and placed
him on exhibition. In addition to the
fact that he was a dwarf his natural
abilities as a mimic gained him a repu
In 1854 Barnum took him to England
and exhibited him before the Queen and
Court at Buckingham Palace. It was
on this occasion that Barnum prides
himself upon having conversed with
Queen Yictoria face to face. Leaving
England, Geueral Thumb visited Paris
and the cities of Spain and the Conti
nent. His outfit was very elaborate
and consisted of two Shetland ponies,
miniature carriage, dwarf footmen and
attendants in livery. After a success
ful tour of Europe, he returned to this
country and has been on exhibition
here ever since. The marriage of
General Tom Thumb and Miss Lavina
Warren, which was celebrated in 1863,
was an affair which attracted universal
attention. The affair was conducted
on a generous scale of magnificence, the
bride being a dwarf who was born at
Middleboro, Mass., October 31, 1842.
General Thumb has been on exhibi
tion in uearlv every city and town in
the United States during his life, and
has delighted children and grown folks
for over forty years. High living had
rounded out his figure, aud at the time
of his death he was quite corpulent.
His widow survives him, to whom he
leaves a large fortune
The long-expected orders from Gen
eral James A. Beaver, commanding
the Second Brigade of the National
Guard of this State, for the annual en
campment, were issued on the 10th.
Conneaut Lake is designated as the
place and Saturday Aug. 11th, the
time, continuing for one week. Brig
ade dress parade, the first great event
of the encampment, will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 11th, at 7 o'clock.
The Governor and Comander-in-Chief
will review the troops on Friday, Aug.
17th, at SP. M. This will be the big
day of the encampment as all the troops
will then be paraded in full marching
order. The inspection by the Adjutant
General will take place on the 16tn and
The Second Brigade is composed of
the Fifteenth regiment, Col. P. B. Car
penter, headquarters at Conneautville;
the Sixteenth, Col. John A. Wiley,
headquarters at Franklin; the Fifth,
Col. Theodore Burchfield, headquarters
at Altoona; the Tenth, Col. Alex. L.
Hawkins, headquarters at Washington;
the Fourteenth, Col. Joseph H. Gray,
headquarters at Pittsburgh, and the
Eighteenth, Col Chambers McKibben,
headquarters at Pittsburgh. The Fif
teenth regiment is composed of one
company each from Meadville, Saeger
town, Greenville, Sharon, Clarksville,
North Liberty, Clarion and Butler, and
the Sixteenth of two companies from
Erie and one each from Oil City,
Franklin, Coopertown, Corry, Brad
ford and Ridgwav. The enrollment of
the brigade for 1882 was 2,997 officers
and men, and with bands, etc., fully
3,000 men will be in camp.
The New Line to Pittsburgh.
The South Pennsylvania Railroad,
which is the name finally agreed upon
for the new line from Jfarrisburg to
Pittsburgh, will be rapidly built when
the work upon it has been comn.eneed
on September Ist. At the meeting
held in its interests recently a Commit
tee of Construction was appointed, to
consist of the following.named persons :
Dr. Hostetter, of Pittsburgh; Franklin
P. Gowen, of Philadelphia; W. K.
Vanderbilt, H McJC- Twombley and
W. C. Whitney, of New York. Among
the leading subscribers to the capital
stock of the company are William H.
Vanderbilt, $5,000,000; Dr. Hostetter,
$2,000,000; Hon. Harry Oliver, sl,-
000,000; Andrew Carnegie, $1,000,-
000, and Wm. Bayley, $1,000,000.
Other subscriptions, in sums from $50,-
000 to $500,000, are to follow. Of the
Philadelphia subscribers, President
Gowen takes $100,000; John N.
Hutchinson, $100,000; Henry Lewis,
SIOO,OOO, and L. Y. Williamson, SIOO,-
000. The money is to be paid at the
rate of 5 per cent a month, beginning
at the expiration of the ensuing twenty
Change in Post Office Money
Commencing July 2d, 1883, a single
domestic money order may be issued
for any amount from one cent to one
The fees are as follows:
For orders not exceeding $lO, 8 cents.
Exceeding $lO and not exceeding
sls, 10 cents.
Exceeding sls and not exceeding
S3O, 15 cents.
Exceeding S3O and not exceeding
$lO, 20 cents.
Exceeding S4O and not exceeding
SSO, 25 cents,
Exceeding SSO and not exceeding
S6O, 30 cents.
Exceeding SOO and not exceeding
S7O, 35 cents.
Exceeding S7O and not exceeding
SBO, 40 cents.
Exceeding SBO and not exceeding
SIOO, 46 cents.
Postmasters must refuse to issue, in
one day, to the same remitter and in
favor of the same payee more than
three money orders, payable at the
same post office.
The Reason Plain.
A Republican cotemporary calls at
tention to the fact that for tho first
time in many years a Republican State
Convention run itself. The reason is
very plain; Senator Don Cameron is
now on the other side of the great
water, hobnobbing with crowned poten
tates, and was therefore not around
this year, looking after Conventions.
He Was Kidnapped.
The people of Warren were greatly
excited last week over the attempted
and partly successful abduction of ex-
Sheriff S. V. Davis, by two Pittsburgh
detectives, Harrison and Snvder.
Davis had been appointed receiver for
the Ward and Lacy estate, consisting
of valuable timber lands in Warren aud
Forest counties, and other parts of the
State, valued at half a million dollars.
Another man named Lewis had also
been appointed receiver of the same
property by the Allegheny county
court, and an injunction was served on
Davis, restraining him from acting and
requiring him to show cause in the Al
legheny county court. Davis refused
to obey the order of the latter court. A
warrant was issued for bis arrest for
contempt. Just as the Philadelphia &
Erie accommodation going east pulled
into the Warren depot on Saturday
evening Davis drew up in company
with his niece. He was arrested and
dragged from his carriage and forcibly
taken aboard the traiu. The alarm
was raised and Judge Brown of War
ren issued a writ of habeas corpus and
a special train was chartered. At
Kane, the terminus of the accommoda
tion train's run, they were overtaken
by officer J. C. Wells and a large party
of Warren citizens. Meanwhile orders
had been sent to Kane to detain the
Pittsburghers and their prisoner, and
every effort to hire a conveyance to get
into the woods and thence into New
York State were baulked by Davis'
friends in Kane. The Pittsburgh
officers attempted to resist the Warren
posse, but finally yielded. The detec
tives had been lying in wait for an op
portunity to seize Davis and carry him
over into New York State for two
weeks and had planned to take him
from his house in a close carriage across
the line and thence to Pittsburgh.
Great excitement prevailed in Warren
over the affair.
A Reform in a Georgia Newspaper
From the Carterbury Free Press.
There is nothing more disgusting
nowadays than the society column of
the average country weekly and we
believe our people are getting more
disgusted with this great nuisance as
time rolls on. A young squirt of a
nincumpoop can't go out of town but
what his name is paraded before a
tired and unhappy public, while the s.
o. a. n. thinks the paper would be a
failure had his name been omitted.
Who cares if Miss Doodledine has gone
to spend a few days in the country
with her cousin, Miss Persimonsquash?
Is the world going to revolve twice
the usual number of times on account
of this great disaster? We will risk
it, anvhow, and hereafter all kind of
such trash will be expunged from these
columns. We have traded our society
editor for a dude and now we have one
of those delicate animals safely stored
away in our museum.
The Ladies' Missionary Society of
Millerstown will hold a "Grand Kettle
Drum" in the Opera House next Fri
day tvening, July 27th, 1883, foe the
purpose of aiding the Foreign Mission
ary work in India. Supper served
from 5:30 till 11 P M. All are cordial
ly invited. MRS J. B. SIIOWALTEK,
MRS. JOHN LUSHER, Pres't.
Millerstown, July 25, 'B3.
~ MARRIED; =
WILD—WECKBECKER—On July 12,1888,
at the residence of Rev. J. G. Butz, Zelieno
p!e, Mr. William Wild and Miss Elizabeth
Weckbecker, both of Harmony, Pa.
GERNER—SARVER— At Freeport, Pa., July
20th, 1883, by the Rev. 11. K. Shanor, Mr.
John Gerner, of Saxon Station aud Miss
Maggie Sarver of Sarver Station, Butler
County Pa. •
CAMPBELL —HARBISON —July 3d, 1883, at
the minister's residence, by Rev. S. B. Stew
art, Mr. John B. Campbell and Miss Sallie
B. Harbison. Both of Jefferson township,
THOMPSON—KERR—On July stl» 1883, by
Bev. J. H. Wright, assisted by Rev. Samuel
Williams, Mr. Nelson Thompson, of Brady
township, and Mis 3 Jessie Kerr, of Slippery
rock township, this county.
RUSSELL—At the residence of his sister, Mrs.
Clark Conway, in North Washington, this
county, on July 14th, 1883, Mr. R. M. Rus
sell, of Fairview this county, aged about 35
years. Ilis remains were interred in Con
HILLIARL) —At Hilliards Station, this coun
ty, July 11, 1883, Sarah Ililliard, aged 50
Butter 14 to 16 cents.
Eggs 13 to 15 cents.
Potatoes 50 to 60 cents.
Wheat, No. 1, $1.15.
Buckwheat 80 cents.
Oats 45 to 50 cents.
Corn 60 cents.
Rye 62 cents.
Flour, high grade, per barrel $6 to SB.
Flour, No. 1, per sack $1.75.
Bran, per ton #lB to S2O.
Middlings, per ton sl4 to $25.
Chickens, per pair 50 to 60 cents.
Onions, new, 5 cents per pound.
Ham, per pound 12 to 15 cents.
Sides, per pound 14 cents.
Shoulders, per pound 12* cents.
Fish, Mackeral No. 1, 12J cents.
Beaver College and Musical Institute, lot
young ladies, opens September 11th, IHS3.
Beautifully and Healthfully Located, extensive
buildings, pleasant grounds, checrfu! rooms,
three Literary courses, superior advantages for
music and Art. Extensive apparatus, twenty
pianos and organs, including pipe organ.
Thorough work, home-like care, modert ratie.
Send for circular to
REV. U. T. TAYLOR, D. D., Beaver, Fa.
North Washington Academy,
OPENS JULY 24. 1883
B\ron W. King, of Curry Institute. Pitts
burgh. Fa.. will have cba'go of Elocution, Ac.
Specialties made of
Send for circular to It. D. CRAWFORD
North Hope, But'.er County, Fa.
SubacribD tor the CITIZE.V.
A. TROUT MA N,
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS. TRIMMINGS.
Cerpets. Oil Cloths, Rugs, Mats, Stair Rods, Etc.
DRESS GOODS AND SILKS |
At lowest prices o: Mack and Colored Silks. j
New shades in C turners. A fine ::nd large as- j
sort men t of Nuns' Veiling, Buntings anil U.in ,
Summer Dress Goods.
WHITE DRESS GOODS,
Largest assortment, lowest prices. Infants'
White Dress Clonks. White Dresses (or chil
dren 1, :2, ;.ud 3 years old.
Large Stock of Laces in White and Black Kuehings, Embroideries, Insert
iDgs, Irish Trimmings, Collars for Children and Ladies, Cuffs, Sash Ribbons,
Fisbues, Lace Ties, Handkerchiefs in Silk. Linen and Cotton. Black Crape
and Crape Veils.
HOSIERY! HOSIERY! HOSIERY
Fancy Hosiery for children in great variety.
Fancy Hosiery for ladies, all qualities and
prices. Men and boys' Socks. Stock the
largest; prices the lowest.
For children, ladies and men. Umbrellas and Parasols in fancy Satin, Silk
Alapacas, Ginghams, Serge, &c.
CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS
Large and fine selected stock, all absolutely new styles. Brussels, Ingrains
Cottage Hemp, Rag, Mattings, Rugs, &c.
Please call and examine stock and prices.
NEW STORE. NEW STOCK
A NEW AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
"mi urn fmpucs JUST mmi ~
OAK AND HEMLOCK SOI.E,
I'UK NT II ANI) DOMESTIC KIPAND CALF.
COLLAR. WELT. SKIRTING
UPPER. BELTING, HARNESS AND LACE LEATHER
ROA"N A ISTID ZPHSTZKI ULIINTIfcTG-S* ETC.
ALSO M ASiUFACTCRKR OF ALL KINDS OF
Carriage, Buggy and Wagon Harness, Collars, Etc,, Elc.
And carry a full stock of Whips, Robes, Blankets, Brushes, and all other Goods belonging to
All Kinds of Repairing will Receive Prompt Attention.
SvTFlease call and examine onr Goods and get Prices before you purchase elsewhere.
Plastering Hair Always on Hand.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES AND PELTS.
Reibcr's Block. Jefforsou Street, opposite Lowry House, Butler, Pa
D. A. HEOK~
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
JUSTICE TO ALIi.
ON.E PRICE ONLY.
DUFFY'S BLOCK, MAIN ST., BPTLEB, PA
CORTICELLI PURSE TWIST.
The great popularity of this brand of PURSE SILK is obtained by the etceilenee of its
colors, the jwuliaritv of its twist, and the facility with which it m ly be wrought into those ex
quisite designs known to wo
ent time. Tiiis well-known
n7 n ,rau '' n,a y be obtained of any
7? OA nterprising merchant.
CAU I'ION. Purchasers
f£ 5W ihouhl
Coktichlli on one
-4^^*' genuiae is put up only in this
MONOTUCK SILK Co., Florence, Mass., Sole Manufacturers.
or Stil by mail for 35 cents m stampa. S.pJ for pamphlet. I. a.
: OOSSEHV&TCgY CF £BS!S-itf full gssfc Lessens for $lB.
I',i~ ; ;M A,.,
WANTED, 9 SALESMEN.
To canvass for the sale of Nursery Stock. I neqnaled
facilities. No experience required. Salary and ex
penses paid. 7<«> acres of Fruit and Ornamental Tree*,
istirubs, Itoiicfl, etc. W. & T. SMITH. Geneva. >». \.
MEN AND WOMEN SI
fvTOood Salary and Expenses raid.
OUTFIT FREE. Noexperieece needed
jaIIES E. WIIITKEV,
S urxrynicH, Koclienter, N I
"THE BEST IS CHEAPEST." -
ENGINES, SAW MILLS,
HorsePowers I nnLOnLllO CloverHnllen
(Suited to all section*.) Write for fr'ltKE lUua. I'ampUet
I'rieee to I lie Aultmao & Taylor Co.. ManaOeJd, Otuo.
| || if f% air that will MDI us the
I) R] 7 ElrJ la names and address ;»f lu
HI"! UII t' ll tW* Mflias, and en
close '-(I cents (in stamps' to cover expense of
packing and postage, we will send them for their
trouble any of tin* following wonderful books:
"Keady-inadc Autograph At bum verses." "Ball
Room Dancing Without a master." "FOJtune
Telling made easy "The mystery of love making
solved," or "The American Business mail." We
make this liberal offer to get names to send our
new, niaiimotli. illustrated (4 page Catalogue to.
Don't fail to send for our catalogue. Address all
orders to _
11 nit.on JlannfHcl tiring ro..
Aster Place & Broadway, New York.
ai We have connected with our
■T| ¥ IT I ■ extensive manufacturing bus-
I 1 I II 1 iness a department solely dJ-
G 1 II % voted to tiie sale of Guns, lti-
I_ I II \ ties. Revolvers and all sorts of
ITS | I ■ sporting goods We can sell
111 ■ II goods of this character much
cheaper than any other deal
er in the country, lieceiitly ue bought of the
well-known firm of the London and Ijvcipool
(inn Co.. who failed, 3.0U0 of their champion
breeeli-loading slioi guns, w liieli we w ill sell at
only ST.uo each. This gun cost more twice the
amount we a'-k to iiiaiiiifaelnre. We have only a
few left, and to close them.out will sell them at
the low price of 47.00. \'o\V is vour chance it you
want a reliable (inn at a lo>\ price. Send a three
cent Manip for our manmioth catalogue.
Hudson Manufacturing Co.,
Asior Place a Broadwoy, .New \ork.
in Bleached an J Unbleached, Turkey Redo,
German ai d fancy; Towels and Toweling, Nap
kin-, White imilts in great variety; Lice Bed
Set*, Lace Lambrequins, Lace Curtains.
makes of Ginghams, Muslins, Zephyr
Cloth, Seresucker, Lawns, Shirtings, TickiiJgs,
Sheetings, Cassimers, Jeans, Tweeds, Ac.
Kirt Gloves in all qualities and prices; Silk
Glo\es, Berlin Gloves, Lisle Thread Gloves,
You will lind my Gloves stocK complete,
Mitt, black and colored,
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT for Honest En
ergetic Men. Salary and Expenses paid.
The Business easily learned.
TIIE CIIASJK SUBSEBIES
Kieffer Pear. Champion Quince, Hansell Itau
berrv. and ail the most desirable fruits and orna
Only those need apply wlio can devote their
entire time and attention to the work.
Address, R. G. CUASE & CO., Philadelphia, P*.
For medical and family
i |y|j|y purposes. Retail at whole
' rjlF' ! Mfl!fflßlß " <a ' e P r i ceß
- Largest stuck of Old
i- . ■ i: I'.-. MHV Whiskey in tho State. Im
xMHaar ported "Wines, Gins, Bran'
dies, Ales and Porter,
(iooda delivered to depots
and express offices free of chargo.
Orders fcv mail promptly and carefully nlled
and packed to suit purchaser. Satisfaction
gnaiauteed. Address Max Klein, 82 Federal
Street, Allegheny, opp. Fort Wayne Depot, ana
2 doors above West Pean Depot.
E| VASTOPPED FREE
B 9 Marvelous success.
U H (• Insane Persons Restored
■ I ■SDr.ULiNE S GREAT
B M W nehveßestoreh
all Br AIW 9t NeHVB DISEASKS- Only turt
~r, f*r Srr-. t ytffct- is. Fits, lpi'tfsy. tic.
ALLIIiLR if taken as directed. AO I its after
day's ute. Treatise an I $a trial bottle free to
>aticnts. they paving express charges on box *he»
iveil. Sen<l names. P. O. and expres* address of
ted to Dk.KLINE.oh Arch St..Philadelphia.Pa.
giiis. BUIVARIi OF IMITATING FRAUDS.
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