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    VOL. XXI.
Estate of Leonard Wise.
Letters ot Administration upon the estate of
Leonard Wise, dee'd., lste of the Borough of
Butler, Butler county, Fa., having been grant
ed to the uiideraijrued, all pcrnons knowlug
themsehes indebted to said edate will please
make immediate payment, and any having
claims tgainst said estate will j-re*jeut tteir
claims dulv authenticated lor settlement.
CAROLINE WISE, Administratrix,
Jan. & . *B*. Butler, Fa
McJuukin & Galbreath, Att'ys.
KMuie of John Bosmberrj.
Letters ot Adn.ini trstion C. T A. on the es
tate ot John Kooenberry, dee'd.. lsto ot Alle
gheny township, Butler couuty, Fa., having
been gran.ed to the undersigned, all persons
knowiut; themselves indebted to said estate
■will please make Immediate payment aud any
having claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement to
8. F. EAKIN, Adin r
Parkers Landing F. 0., Armstrong Co., Fa.
SOT1(;| ,
Notice is hereby given that Simeon Nixon,
Assignee ot John A. Harris, has tiled nis nual
account in the office of the Prothonotary ot the
Court of Common Pleas of Butler county, l a.,
at M's D., No. 4, March Term, 1882, and that
the same will be presented to the Baid court lor
confirmation and allowance on Wednesday, the
sth day of March, 1884.
M. N. GREER, Prothonotary.
Prothonot&ry's office, Feb. 4,1884.
Notice is hereby given that Jacob F. Wise,
committee ol Jacob Gerlach. has filed his fi Q *l
account tn the office of the Prothonotary of the
Court of Common Pleas of Butler county. Pa.,
at C. P., No. 375, January Term, 1874, and that
the same will be presented to the said Court for
oontirmation and allowance on Wednesday, the
sth day of March, 1884.
M. N. GREER, Prothonotary.
Prothonotary's office, Feb. 4, 1884.
Application lor Charter.
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made to the Law Judge in the Court of
Common Pleas of Butler county, on Monday,
the third day of March, A. D., 1884, under the
Act of the Assembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled "An act to provide for
the Incorporation and Regulation of Certain
Corporations," approved April 29, 1874, and
the supplements thereto, for a charter of an
intended corporation to be known as The First
Presbyterian Church of Centerville, the char
acter and object whereof is the support of the
public worship of Almighty God in Ce-terville,
Butler county, Pa., according to the faith, got
trnmetU and dicipline of the Presbyterian
Church of the United States of America and
for the purpose to have, possess and enjay
all the rights, benefits and privileges of the
said Act of Assembly and its supplemets.
Norman Patterson'!
Henry Wilson
C. O. Coulter c
Win. Kaufman
Joseph Bestler
Robert Kissick
Public notice is Lereby given that an appli
cation will be made to the Governor of the
Commonwealth for a Chaiter of incorporation
to be called the Workingmaus' Building and
Loan Association of Butler. The character and
object of which shall be to enable persons to
borrow money cn Bond aud Mortgage by 'he
payment of weekly dues, Application to be
made 011 or about 6th day 4>f March next.
Feb. 2, 'B4. Att'y for Applicants.
Weyt Virginia. 200 of these farms are located in
the Shenandoah valley, famous lor healthfulness
and productiveness. Improved farina at 3f> to
per acre. Coal. timber and grazing lands, $2 to
per acre. Have a few tract" suitable for
colonies. Fur cin-ulars, trivlng description, loca
tion, price. &c., address J. 11. BHI.ITOB, Martlus
burt', W, Ya. jau3o-4t.
A 3 run grist mill, near Whltestown, this coun
ty. Mill is in good repair, has both steam and
water power, (jood dwelling house and other
necessary building ,OH the premises. Running ex
pense very low. Good reason for selling. Must
De sold before Ist of April Only those who mean
business need address for particulars.
W. L. ALLEN, Whitestown, Pa.
18 Acres of land, with large two-atory brick
house apd large bam thereon erected. Good
orchard; situated in Butler twp , Butler nounty,
fa., adjoining Butler borough on the south, will
be sold cheap and on easy terms. For particu
lars inquire of Lev McQuistion, Esq., Butler, Pa.
On the i3rd of January, 18*4, on the road from
Huunyslde Station to the Rrowiisdale M. K'Church
a poofcetbook about four inches long by two
and a fialTwide, and containing one hundred and
tweuty dollars—four twenty dollar gold pieces,
two ten dollar gold pieces, and the balance In
notes. Anv person Boding and returning the book
and money to me, at Bmwnsdale or leaving it at
thin office can have $2x.00 for his or her trouble.
Browtudale, Butler Co.. I'a.
Two-Storied Frame House
qf six rooms, cellar, out houses and two
lots ot ground in Butler will b sold on reason
ablo terms. Call at office of
Mar-Htf. Hutlcr Pa.
Rochester, X- Y.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery,
Roses, Creepers, etc.
Moore's Raspberry, Pockliogton and Em
pire State Grape, and other choice varieties of
all fruits.
Brownsdale, Butler County, Pa
.T. 11. Stevenson «Sfc Co.'s
100 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
Offer for sale a No; 1 Stock or Grain Farm in
Peoria Co., 111., near railroad and river; has
three houses, good barn, Ac,, contains 350
acres. Price *3O per acre. Also a fine farm
near New Castle, i'a., of fiO acres; a good dwell
ing and barn, with orchard; No 1 laud; also on
same is a large storehouse with a stock of goods
worth about -*3.500, all in best of order; value
of farm »nd goods $9,500, would exchange,
fiend for fiee list of properties ffi.fW.ly
John L. Jones, Auctioneer,
All orders will receive prompt
f6 3m
The sui*cnl>er continues the making of bricks
Common. pavement, bay-window and other qual
ities at his kiln on the Fair Oround road, half a
mile west of Butler He will keep on hand a lot
of bricks at all times. He will also make and burn
brick in the country for anyone desiring to have
them made on their own farm or premises.
As he intends carrying on the brick making
business, he u.vltes the custom of all, promising
to give entire satisfaction to all who may patron
ize him.
All order? promptly filled at reasonable rates.
Call on; or address,
mart*-' 43 Bulltr Pa.
Patterson, the One Price Clothier and
Gents' Furnisher has a Fine Stock of
new Winter Clothing for Mens', Boys'
and Childrenß' Wear at one extremely
Low Price to all.
Duffy Block, Bntlcr, Fa.
Planing Mill
Lumber Yard.
S. G.Purvis & Co.,
Hough and Planed Lumber
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
tieruiau (,'ath«l!c t'hurfh
Also lessons in same given by ANNIE M.
LOWMAN, North ftreet, Butler, Pa.
Visitors should not fail to call and examine
the largest aud finest stock of Imported aud
Domestic Liquors in the State, at
Max Klein, S2 Federal Street,
Allegheny City, Pa. Opposite Fort Wayne
Passenger Depot.
Hard Wood Furniture
lor sale at extremely low figures, A great
variety of Beds, Tables, Chairs, Childreus'
Chairs, Ladles' Rockers, Extra Heavy Arm
Rockers, Marble and Wood Top Parlor Tables
Bureaus, Stands, Double and 81ngle Lounges,
Spring Mattresses, Ac., &c., at
North Main Street,
BUTLER, 3r* A^.,
dl 2 83.tr.
Most Extensive Pure-Bred Live Stock
Establishment in the World!
Clydesdale, Percheron-Normans Knqlixh Draft
lionet. Trolling-Bred Foadxters, Shetland
Ponies, Ho) stein and Derm Cattle.
Our customers have the advantage of our
many years experience in breeding and import
ing large collections, opportunity of comparing
different breeds, low prices, because of extent
of business, and low rates of transportation.
Catalogues free. Correspondence solicited.
Springboro, Crawford Co., Pa.
Mention CITIZEN. july2s-9m.
Henry L.eibold,
Continues the Livery Business on Jefferson St.
first door below Biekel & Gallagher.
Good rigs, first teams always on hands
Horses fed on reasonable terms, also horses
bought ant' sold. oct3-ly.
Pure Bred Hotafeiu Stock.
The undersigned have purchased from the
Powell Bros. a pure bred Holstein bull, one and
a half yearn old and weighs 1235 pound**, which
can be seen #t the firm of John Weber, in Penn
township, at any time. Terms, it cash, or $5
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The undersigned intends to remove to Butler on
the Ist of April next, and hereby informs all per
sons, that he will be prompt m executing any
work that may lie entrusted to his care.
Work executed in the best and most satisfactory
manner. Give me a call.'
jail3o-4t. JOSEPH 15. riZER.
Bricklayer and Contractor.
Estimates given on contract work. Resi
dence, Washington street, north end, Butler,
a. jan2.lv.
West Chester, t*a.,
Fruit, and Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery,
Roses, c'c., etc.
JAS. M. AHA MS,Agent,
nov2t-Sm butler, Fa.
Union Woolen Mill,
11. Prop'r.
&c. Also custom work done to order, such at
carding Rolls, making Blankets, Flannels, Knit
ing and Weuvine Yarns, <fec., at very low
prices. Wool worked on the shares, il de
sired. my7-iy
Tales of Woe from End to End
of the Ohio Valley.
CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 11.—At 0
o'clock to night tbe official water guage
marked 07 feet and 1 iuch and rising
one inch per hour. Tbe rise since 6
o'clock this morning has been 16
inches, and there i 9 no telling when it
will stop. It has been rising steadily
all day throughout. The Ohio Valley
and all the streams emptying into the
Ohio are pouring out in torrents.
All business in this city south of
Third street, and alontr the entire river
front for miles, is absolutely suspended,
the only occupation being in saving
property and in caring for the needy
who have been driven from their
In the western portion of the city,
south of Eighth street, and extending
to the beautiful suburb of Riverside,
the majority of the dwellings are under
water. A week ago families moved
their household effects to the second
stories and then left for the bills to
await developments. To-day the
water reached the second stories of
the houses, while many are completely
submerged or have been removed from
their foundations. The same may be
said of Newport, just across the river.
Three-fourths of that town is not hab
The water is still rapidly rising at
points above, and in some cases it is
from 3 to 4 feet higher than at any
time last year. New Richmond,
twenty miles above, is the scene of
great distress. The entire town is
under water, though a few of the in
habitants remain quartered in the
upper stories of halls and public build
ings. Lawrenoeberg and Aurora, be
low the city, come next in point of in
The rapidly rising water to-dav has
banished all hope of saving anything
from tbe general ruin. Especially is
this the case at Lawrenceburg. Those
who removed to places of supposed
safety a week ago were again compell
ed to seek new quarters. There is,
and must be many days of great suffer
ing at both places named and speedy
relief should be given.
L'p to last night there was a dispo
sition to treat the matter lightly in
Cincinnati, because it was supposed
that the worst was over, and that in a
few days business would again be re
sumed, but the rapid change for the
worse has cast a gloom over the en
tire city. All day the newspaper of
fices and bulletin boards have been
thronged with anxious inquirers for
news frow points above. The streets
along tbe water line have been crowded
with people viewing tbe scene of de
struction. Many houses and barns
have passed down tbe river, and many
more will certainly follow. There is
no disaster in this city that the relief
committees will not be able to provide
for, and the work of relief is progress
ing favorably.
The city is in total darkness to-night,
the foggy atmosphere adding to its
density. The gas works are entirely
submerged and the last engine of the
water works was stopped early to
night, the rising water drowning the
fires. The city is guarded by 500
militia, in addition to the regular po
lice force. All the lines of railway are
more or less crippled, and no trains are
able to leave their regular depots
Most of the trains leave from points
out side the city, to which passengers
are taken in boats and omnibuses.
There is no freight taken.
12*30 A. M.—With the river a foot
higher to-night than a year ago, and
riaing at midnight an inch an hour,
the situation becomes more and more
serious. Up to midnight tb« Cincin
nati, Hamilton & Dayton railway had
been able to reach its depot. It will
be unable to get trains out in the
morning. This leaves the Cincinnati
Northern the only road able to take its
trains from its depot. It carries pas
sengers for the Cincinnati, Washing
ton & Baltimore and for tbe Panhan
dle out to the junction with the Cin
cinnati, Washington & Baltimore road,
which road is used by the Panhandle
to Loveland. Trains on the Cleve- j
land, Columbus, Cincinnati Indian- ;
apolis road are obliged to stop at Ches- j
ter Park, seven miles out. Ohio and
Mississippi boats cos no longer land j
at Star's Station and will use the
wherry to convey passengers to and
from boats The Cincinnati Southern
is arranging for a ferry to reach the
depot at Gest street. The Kentucky
Central and (Jhesapeak and Ohio have
no water to trouble them. Five Thous
and distillery cattle now at the stock
yards have to be removed in the morn
ing. The water has reached Chester
Park, and Maud S. and Kilton's horsea
will probably have to be removed from
their stables. Covingtou has neither
gas nor water.
At Aurora, Ind., the situation is
alarming. Tbe river is rising more
rapidly. Three deaths since yesterday.
At Lawrence, Ind., it is growing
worse aud worse.
CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 13.—At 9
o'clock to-night the water guage show
ed 70 feet 21 inches and still rising at
the rate of an inch an hour. It has
been raining almost within cessation
since 4 o'clock this morning, and is still
coming down in torrents, with no indi
cations for an early change for the bet
ter. The situation in Cincinnati has
not materially changed since last night,
except that, tbe water is spreading over
more ground aud has caused more peo
ple to seek higher locations The
| water is moving up gradually toward
some of the fine residences on West
Fourth street, but this is only the back
water that borders the lower and west
ern portions of the city.
Few realize the difficulty of getting
supplies delivered. There are no land
ings lor steamers and the damage done
to buildings by the waves caused by
the passing steamers has been so great
as to cause the occupants of flooded
houses to fire on the steamers bringing
them relief. Relief 3teamers to be of
real service have to be equipped with
life-saving crews and boats. It can
readily be seen how slow would be the
work carrying any considerable quanti
ty of fuel to such places as Lawrence
burg, Ind., and New Richmond, 0.,
that are entirely submerged and sur
rounded with water No relief boat
has yet been sent out from here. Gen.
Beckwith, of St. Louis, is expected
here this evening to take charge of the
work of relief under the direction of the
Secretary of War. He will charter re
lief boats and four United States officers
have been ordered here from Columbus
to take charge of the different steamers
The heavy current from Licking
river at 3 o'clock this morning washed
away twenty or more houses in New
port Ky. They are huddled together
and thrown in ail sorts of shapes.
Three streets are completely blocked by
the houses removed from foundations.
It is reported that two unknown men
fell from a skiff under the Suspension
bridge and were drowned.
As intimated to-day, no news from
Lawrenceburg was great news. Great
fear existed lest last night's wind storm
would bring disaster to that town.
Nothing was heard from there till to
night, when a special tells that the
wind had no specially disastrous effect,
though last night and to-day have been
a period of great anxiety. The river
rose last night 12 to 14 inches. Houses
fctill continue to float from the founda
tions. Governor Porter's visit to-day
was cheering. Provisions are arriving
hourly and gladly received.
10 P. M.— River 70 feet 4 inches
The stoppage of freight trains, except
on the Cincinnati Northern, which is a
narrow road, throws an unusual
amount of business on the express com
panies. Light freight which must
come through i 9 sent as express matter.
The offices and wagons are taxed to the
utmost to meet the increased business.
The Ohio & Mississippi express, un
able to reach steamers by wagon, have
had a boat built specially to carry ex
press freight to and from the steamers.
Among the other troubles caused by
the flood is that of procuring a supply
ofbeef cattle. None can come by rail
or river, except by the Cincinnati
Northern, and that is unable to meet
the demand. Butchers are scouring
the adjacent country for such stock as
they can procure. The canal will be
U3ed to-morrow to assist in carrying
express goods and passengers out to
the point, where transfer can be made
to the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton
The telephone lines have been practi
cally destroyed along the river front
from New Richmond, 0., to Aurora,
Ind. In many cases the poles have
been washed out. At the foot of Free
man street, where steamers have been
trying to land, many poles have been
broken off and wires broken. The two
telephone exchanges in the city are in
the submerged part, and the operators
are taken into the offices by boats.
Among the methods of procuring re
lief is the issuance of an appeal to the
newspapers of the country by one of
the newspaper advertising agencies
here, asking them to organize relief
fuuds and send to Henry C. Urner,
Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce
Relief Committee. According to a
resolution of this committee all such
funds will be distributed to points out
side of Cincinnati.
A private dispatch from Ashland,
Ky., asks that the public be notified
that business is entirely suspended at
Catlettsburg. No mails for six days.
The Catlettsburgh National Bank is
ten feet in water. The money and
books were all brought to the Ashland
National Bank for safety. It is thought
the Catlettsburg Bank may be able to
reopen in three days.
Up-river dispatches to-night show
the river falling in the region of Galli
polis, aud stationary at Iluntingtou
and Portsmouth.
LOUISVILLE, KY., Feb. 13.—The
river here is now up to the highest
marks of last year and is rising at the
rate of one inch an hour. The river
men look for fully three or four feet
more of water. It has been raining
hard all day, but tbe temperature is
now down near the freezing point and
a light snow is falling. Heavy winds
prevailed to-day, causing considerable
damage to inundated houses, aud many
of them bobbing in the water aud float
ing down the river were dashed to
pieces against the piers of the bridges.
The steamer Belle of Shreveport, while
trying to go through the draw of the
bridge to-day, caught in the current
and swung around against the pier of
the bridge, tearing away about seveuty
feet of tbe hand rail and some iron posts
on the bridge. The damage to tbe boat
was slight as the steam tug Transit
went to her assistance. But two lives
were lost since the flood began and both
these were by accident Much damage
to stock is reported by the farmers near
Utica.one losing forty cows by thebreak
iug of a temporary dam built by the
citizens. The situation on tbe Point
is gloomy ; many houses have floated
from their moorings and been swept
down tho stream.
At Portland tbe lower end of the
town is nearly under water, while back
waters from Bear Urasa creek have
flooded Broadway to the d<-pth of 3
feet. .leflersonville is entirely suspend
ed. The city is depending largely up
on Louisville for supplies. New Al
bany being upon high ground is not
suffering as much an either Louisville
or Jeffersonville.
From telegrams received from the
| interior of the State it has been learned
that all streams are rising, but tbe
Tennessee and Cumberland rivers be
low here are falling, insuring and early
cessation of the flood when it commenc
es receding. The gas company douat
ed Si,ooo for the benefit of the flood
sufferers to-day. Tbe board of Trade
committee reports a collection of $13,-
The river has risen (j inches since
noon. It now stands 44 feet 3 inches.
It has been raining torreuts all after
noon, but had turned much colder and
sleeting. A strong cold wind blowing
will cause the waves to do much dam
age to flooded property. The water
from Bear Grass creek is up over the
bridge in Broadway and is now run
ning over the street for some distance.
The situation here at New Albany and
Jeffersonville at this hour is unchang
ed. Cold weather that is expe-e'ed
will cause much additional suffering.
The water is rising nearly an inch an
hour. It is expected that it will reach
the highest point attained by last year's
flood by midnight. There is no tell
ing how much higher it will go.
At Frankfort the Ohio river has
backed up within ten miles of tbe
city It was still raining at 7 o'clock.
The Kentucky river was falling
Governor Kuott to-day signed a res
olution appropriating $25,000 to the
Kentucky flood sufferers. Secretary of
State James McKenzie started out
this evening to attend to distribution.
General Rufus Saxton. in charge of the
distribution of $300,000 appropriated
by the Government chartered the
steamer Mattie Hays and will start on
a distributing tour down the river on
MARTIN'S FERRY, Feb. 13.—The
waters have receded within the river
banks, except in some low parts of the
town, which will require a sewerage
system to drain off the water at once,
otherwise there may be a groat deal of
sickness. The destruction and dam
age done on the first flat can be realized
now that the water is gone. Tbe ag
gregate loss will be at least SIOO,OOO.
All the glasshouses, mills and other
manufactories were in the flooded part
of the town, besides many of the
largest merchants. A number of
houses were taken away entirely, and
still a larger number knocked down or
out of position.
About 600 people were fed at the
halls the later part of last week, but
the number has decreased to about 100
at present. The people ftom the coun
try towns have been prompt and liber
al in their generosity, and Mt. Pleas
ant, Herrisville, Georgetown, Cadiz,
St. Clairsville, etc., have sent many
wagon loads of provisions and clothing.
Twenty two-horse loads arrived
in one day, but it requires an immense
amount of food to feed over 400 people
three times a day, and the committee
need clothing and provisions very badly
There are some impositions on the gen
erosity of the community, and some
men would rather board free than
work. Not withstandiug there are no
mills or factories rnnning, a manufac
turer offered two dollars a day, pay
every night, for men to help clean up,
but failed to secure any one. It is said
this is the result of first-class free food
three times a day at the halls.
Mt. Pleasant, O , has offered to send
eighteen men for a week to help repair
houses, without any charge or expense,
to Martin's Ferry, they provifling for
their board and expenses.
The trains are not running yet, and
no mails arrived from any place until
last night, via Wheeling. Petitions
have been sent to the State Legislature
asking for an appropriation for the
flooded districts. All the mills will
start at the earliest moment, which
will be the best way out of the trouble,
by giving the idle men employment
aud wages. There is considerable
sickness about town
COLUMBUS, O, Feb. 13—The work
of the Relief Committee has been push
to-day with the most encouraging re
sults The cash subscriptions amouut
to over $12,000 exclusive of provisions
and clothing, two car loads of which j
were shipped by express to-day to the j
nearest point that cau be reached by j
rail aud thence in boats to tbe desti- i
tute and suffering thousands now j
homeless aud without shelter on the !
river banks. Word from the agent of \
the committee now at Pomeroy, is to I
the effect that the destitution is uupar- j
alleled and the sufferers, in many in- ;
stances, are on tbe verge of Starvation j
Five car-loads were distributed to-day
aud as much more went out of the '
depot here on tbe afternoon express !
over the Hocking Valley road, aud !
some over the Scioto Valley. Tents
of tbe Ohio National Guard are being)
made sent to those made houseless, j
Oue of tbe Committee telegraphs that'
childern's clothes are sadly needed and '
that too much bedding cannot be sent. |
To add to the scenes of misery and j
desolation, the rain has been falling >
uearly all day and to-night is falling
in torrents and the weather growing;
colder. Three car-loads of cooked pro
visions from Cleveland were sent out
from here to-day and the supplied from
tho smaller towns are being received
on every train. The bakeries here '
have orders to run night and day until
further orders.
This afternoon tbe General Assembly i
appropriated $200,000 for tbe relief of !
the sufferers on the Ohio river. The J
question occupied the greater portion
of the day, there being ao little dipcus-
sion a-» to the constitutionality of the
measure. The nwmbrra of tbe Ucueril
Assembly also contribute/, and
turned the same over to the Columbn*
Relief Committee for distribution At
a special meeting' of the Curtis Press
Club to-night ."*2OO was appropriated
and paid over to the reliel fund. Krery
school and church iu Columbus, as
well as tbe secret societies, are work
ing with success.
Women Lawyers.
Opinion by Stephen 8. Peinuk,
written out at tbe request of lion.
Wm. X Ashman, one of the judges of
the orphans' court of Philadelphia
county :
Tbe right of a party to be heard by
himself or couusel was originally con
ferred by the Provincial act of 1700,
which enacted: ' That in all courts all
persons, of all persuasions, may freely
appear in their own way and accord
ing to their own manner, and there
personally plead their own cause them
selves, or, it unable, by their friends."
—Foot note on page U9 of vol. I Pur
don's Digest.
The act of March 21, 130f», confirm
ed the above.
The act of April 14, 1534, provides
as follows:
The judges of the several courts of
record of this Commonwealth shall re
spectively have power to admit a com
petent number of persons of an honest
disposition, and learned in the law, to
practice as attorneys in their respective
The judges have thus the "power,"
but are not commanded or required, to
admit as attorneys-at-law anybody.
The words "competent number of per
sons," might mean that the persons
should be competent, but also that the
number of persons should becompetent
It seems that the act did not conier up
on the citizens any right or privilege.
A privilege was given to the judges,
evidently in the interest of tbe public;
hence, if the judges should think that
there are too many attorneys-at-law
within their jurisdiction they might
suspend their rules for admission until
further notice. But what is a compe
tent person ? The Constitution of
Pennsylvania decides this. It is a
well-known fact that an attorney at
law is an officer of the court, but he is
also an officer of the Commonwealth.
It has never been doubted, but nothing
can be taken for granted with regard to
the latter position, f»ecause upon this
hinges the question of the admission of
women to the bar in Pennsylvania.
Article I, Sec. C of the Constitution of
Pennsylvania provides:
No Senator or Representative shall,
during the time for which he shall have
been elected, be appointed to any civil
office under ibis Commonwealth, and
no member of Congress or other per
son holding any office of at
torney at law or in the militia) under
the United States or this Common
wealth shall be a member of either
house his continuance in office.
This means that notwithstanding
the office of attorney at law, and any
office in the militia, are offices under
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
still such attorney at law, or one hold
ing any office in the militia, may be at
the same time a member of the Senate
or House of Representatives of Penn
Can a woman be an officer under the
Commonwealth iu Pennsylvania ? De
cidedly not. Article VIII, Sec. 1 of
the Constitution of Pennsylvania pro
vides :
Every male citizen 21 years of age
possessing the following qualifications,
shall be.entitled to vote at a'l elections,
etc., etc.
It is not necessary to mention here
the qualifications of a voter. They do
not constitute a part of tLe question in
band. The xtatun of the voter must be
"male citizen." It is not denied that a
woman is a citizen, but she is not a
"male citizen," and only such "male
citizen has the to vote at all elec
tions. Thus no elective franchise is
conferred by the Constitution upon
woman iu Pennsylvania. The conse
quence is that she cannot hold au office
under the Commonwealth In article
I, section 6 (already quoted) it is dis
tinctly said: "No Senator or Repre
sentative shall, during the time for
which he shall have been elected * "
in connection with which the attorney
at law is mentioned. Thus there is not
a particle of doubt that only men car
be voted for under the Commonwealth
It is not generally kuowu that the
Cabinet of the President of the United
States is not an authority under the
Constitution of the United States, but
simply a creation of different acts of
Congress; but the attorney at law is in
Pennsylvania an officer under the Con
stitution (ofcourse of Pennsylvania),
because he is mentioned in the Cousti
tution, whilst the Cabinet is not men
tioned in the Constitution of the Unit
ed States.
The question of "progress" in thia
enlighened civilization has nothing to
do with the question of admission of
women to the bar in Pennsylvania.
It is the organic law which forbids it.
No lawyer, whether male or female,
would want to practice as attorney at
law in Pennsylvania in violation of
the Constitution.
A rticle X, section 5, provides : ' Wo
men 21 years of age aud upward shall
be eligible to any office of control or
management under the school laws of
this State."
This gives women the privilege of
being officers under the school laws
but not under the Commonwealth.
Philadelphia, Jau. 22, 1884.
A farmer from Pocahontas county,
West Virginia, appeared iu Staunton
the other day searching for an auction
block and an auctioneer. He was
dumbfounded when told that there
were no slave auctions in Virginia, j
He returned to his mountain home un- ;
able to sell the two slaves he desired
to sell. He had cultivated his farm all
these years in ignorance of the eman
cipation proclamation. \
Mr. Morrison'* Tar»if Hill
Representative M»rri *»r> -ntrodiK*.!
hia tariiT bill in tbe tbe other
day Are luction of 20 per croi i«
made in nnnerou* arti<|«-« while is a
few ~ase* the reduction is greater or
lc«» than that rate. O tin prori*i»a
prevent* any reduction to a r*u> lower
than in tb»* Morrill art of 1-»«$I The
bill provide*:
OD ami after July 1, l-> 4, io lieu
of duties imposed by* law i n the im
posed by law on the importation of the
goods mentioned in the » -Wules of
the law approved March 3. 11*3, there
shall be levied and coller- i «*Q per
cent of the duties now iiupoerd on
there articles:
Cotton and cojton good* hemp, jute
and flax goods, word an woollens,
metals other than oars, bo- S*. paper*,
Xc., -ugar, tobacco, wood sw»d wooden
ware, earthenware nnd if la- ware, pro
visions. suit, coal, brittle* iime and
chemical products, except the herein
after provided.
No duty shall after July I, ISM. foe
levied or collected in exce??- of 10 per
eent. ad valorem on cottcn and cotton
goods, 50 per centum ad ..iiort-m on
1 metals, and *>o per cent, ad valorem on
j wool and woolen goods.
The following articles onali be ex
empt from duty: Iron on-, including
. manganiferous iron ore, tbe (Imm or
residuum from burnt pyrites and sul
phur ore; lead ore and lead dross;
• chromic ore, cluck, or clum; coal, bitu
i miuous or shale: timber, hewn and
sawed, or used for sparr in building
wharves: bay, chicory root, acorns aod
dandelion toot, jute butts, thistles,
beeswax, lime, glyceride, fish glue, is
inglass, sponges, dextrine, burnt starch,
! gum substitute or British gam, extract
of hemlock and other bark for
tanning, iudigo, tartars, ceaiont, whit
iug and Paris white dry, wood Ur,
coal tar and its products, loogwood
and other dye woods, decoction* of
ochre, umber and sienna, barks, beans,
berries, balsums, buds, bulbs, grains,
gums, herbs, leaves, licheus, motees,
lints, roots and stems, spices, vegeta
bles, aromatic seeds, wetdo, woods
used expre9siy for dyeing, uud dried
A Legacy in a Letter.
An interesting will case Ljust been
dec ded in the Court of tppeals at
Westminister, Md. Mrs. Elu«i Ann
Byers claimed $40,000 from tb* estate
of the late J. llenry Hopp«\ which the
execntors refused. Her claim wm
based on a letter from Mr Hjppe, by
whom she had been reared from child-
J hood, which terminated with the
words, "And. Ann, after my death you
are to have $40,000. This you are to
have, will or no will. Take care of
, this letter until my death. Ann, keep
j this to yourself Tbe claimant will
now have two years' interest on her
legacy, so that that the letter is worth
! just $44,800 to her.
Odds And End*.
—29 days this month.
—Colds and coughs prevail.
—Country schools near .g the end.
Political racers pricki. sj up their
—Borousrb and township election oa
Tuesday, 19th iqst.
—Tbe New Orleans Picayune ?ays;
Rismark, making war u/ainst the
American hog, will find the pen is
mightier than the sword.
—A solemn scientist printed tbe fact
, that by bathiug the feet ic tepid water
I a man could double bis circulation, and
now tbe editors are having tanks fitted
! to their office stoves.
—There is a modiste in Paris who
| cuts and trims for dogs only. la her
establishment are mats and rugs on
which the animals repose while wait
i ing to try on their garment*.
—An Indian named "Man-afraid-of-
Nothing" married a white woman io
Montana recently, and in one week af
! ter the weddiug applied to his tribe to
have his name changed.
—"Henry is so fickle, he,II never
accomplish anything. lie has taken
up a hundred different things, but he
never stuck to one of them " "You for-
I get his meerschaum. Didn't he color
that beautifully? Did you ever se«> a
1 case of more persistent industry
—"lf a star of the twelft magnitude
were to be at this moment blotted out
of existance, it would be visible three
thousand five hundred years to come.**
This may be so; but we d .r.,t suppose
many of our readers will trv the exper
iment, however interesting i. migthbe.
—An English paper stares that
"thirty specimens of the niik-'adon have
been found among the marches of
ludiana, in sach good
that the bog-cutters use their fat to
grease their boots. This p.oves that
the mastadon lived in'Nonh America
more recently than geologist* have sup
Waste no time ! delays hive danger
ous ends! if a member of your family la
suffering with a cough or cold, dont
wait until it develops itself into con
sumption, but procure a bottle of I»r.
Bull's Cough Syrup.
—An Armstrong county exchange
announces that a Mr Dumm will r*» a
candidate for County Superintendent.
"What's in a name
Hay* I decorative Art. Explicit direc
tions for every use are given with the
Diamond Dyrs. For dy ng mosses,
Grasses, Eggs, Ivory, II» r, 10c.
Druggists keep them. Wei *, Richard
son i Co., Rurlington, Vt
—A society young lady told her il
literate but wealthy lover, that she
was going to have a gert-.au, and he
said he'd be sure to come, be waa
very food P< beer.