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JOHN H. & W. C. NEGIEY, PROP'RS,
Entered at the Poxtojfice at Butler as
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1884.
Republican National Ticket.
JAMES G. BLAINE.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
JOHN A. LOGAN.
Republican Slate Ticket.
GEN. E. S. OSBORNE,
Of Luzerne county.
Republican County Ticket.
JOHN M. GREER.
(Subject to District Conference.)
GEORGE W. FLEEGER.
(Subject to District Conference.)
FOR STATE SENATE,
A. L. CAMPBELL.
. (Subject to District Conference.)
JOHN M. LIEGHNER.
WILLIAM M. SHIRA.
FOR REGISTER AND RECORDER,
MICHAEL H. BYERLY.
FOR CLERK OF COURTS,
FOR COUNTY TREASURER,
JAMES A. McMARLIN,
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
J. C. BREADEN.
JOHN M. TURNER,
FOR COUNTY AUDITORS,
EMIL E. MAURIIOFF.
L. G. MOORE.
FOR COUNTY CORONER,
Death of Benjamin R. Bradford.
Hon. Benj. R. Bradford died at his
residence in New Brighton, Beaver
County, Pa., on the evening of June
'9, 1884, at the age of 71 years and 9
Mr. Bradford was well known to
many of our citizens, having married
in this place and having transacted bus
iness with many of our people. His
wife, now widow, was Miss Margaret
Compbell, sister to James G. Campbell,
Esq., and Mr. William Campbell, Sr.,
and Mrs. Eleanor Cunningham, »11 yet
living. He was born in Philadelphia
and moved to the western part of the
State as the agent of a very large land
estate, the business of which he always
performed to the satisfaction of all
dealing with him. He was noted for
his interest in all charitable and
benevolent works. In church work
particularly he was prominent and use
ful. He was a Director of the Presby
terian Western Theological Seminary
and frequently a delegate to the Gen
eral Assembly of that church. He also
took an active part *in the political af
fairs of the State. In 1854 he was the
candidate for Governor on the Ameri
can ticket, and subsequently for Lieu
tenant-Governor on the Prohibition
ticket. His reputation in all respects
was excellent and through his whole
life he was recognized as a consistent
Christian and zealous worker in all
good objects. He leaves a widow and
several children behind him. The
cause of his death, we learn, was from
a turner in his right side, from which
he suffered for the past three months.
Hon Samuel J. Tilden, of New York,
has written a letter declining a nomi
nation for the Presidency by the Dem
ocrats. It was generally conceded
that he would be tendered the nomina
tion at the coming National Convention
of that party, that meets in Chicago
on July 9. And it was generally con
ceded by the Republicans that he was
the strongest man they could nominate-
The question, whether or not he would
accept the nomination now, has been
discussed pro and con among the
the Democrats for a year or more past.
His ill health it was alleged on the one
side would prevent him, while on the
©ther it was alleged he would accept if
tbe nomination was tendered him.
Thus the matter was an open one. He
now settles it by his letter giving,as his
reason his bad health. This may be
all so, but we incline to the view that
the recent nomination of Blaine by the
Republicans has had something to do
with the declination of Mr. Tilden.
We gave it as our opinion lately that if
Blaine was nominated Tildeu would re
fuse to be the candidate against him.
And so it has como. Mr, Tilden was
the Democratic candidate eight years
ago, 1870, when Hayes was declared
elected, and although fraud was then
alleged, and 1880 woulu have been the
time to test public opinion on that
question, yet Mr. Tilden declined the
nomination of 1880. Now he declines
again, and it has thrown the Democrats
into great confusion, as to who they
GRANT'S pay on the retired list
would be $17,500 a year. Surely suf
ficient to keep a man out of Wall street
and from dabbling in government con
The Judgeship Jangle
It is now pretty well known there
will be six or more Dames before the
voters of this Judicial district for the
two judgeships to be filled this fall.
Three of these candidates w ill probably
be in this county, and three in Law
rence county. The Republican nomina
tion of Mr. Hazen iu that county seems
to be meeting with objection there as
is that of the one made in this county of
Mr. Greer. Not only is his fitness for
the place also called in question, but
now the more serious charge is made
of money being freely us< d by his friends
to procure his nomination at the late
primary in that county. We learn that
legal proceedings will be instituted and
bills laid before the Grand Jury of the
Court in session there this week, look
ing to the indictment of persons
charged with bribery and the
use of money at the primary,
for the procuring of votes on the
Judge contest there. We have node
tails at present, but it is said that mat"
ters in the Republican ranks are very
much complicated in Lawrence county
on the Judge question and new can
didates may be brought out.
In this county it is well known that
great dissatisfaction exists, and com
plaints made, at the manner in which
Judge McJunkin was defeated at our
primary, llis friends claim that it was
unfairly done. That his personal ene
mies kept back until the latest hours of
the primary, and then made public i
charges that there was DO time left
to answer or explain. These aod other
considerations, that we need not allude
to now, are the reasons given by his
friends why he should appeal to the
people of the district for a vindication.
The non political nature of the office,
and the great importance to all of keep
ing it as free from politics as possible,
are reasons also urged why tb*} people
should be afforded an opportunity to
vote for the best qualified men for their
Judge Bredin, in his letter published
in all the papers here last week, clearly
defined his vieWs and future course on
the Judgeship question. He announ
ced to all that he is and will be a can
didate, without regard to whether he
received the Democratic nomination or
not at the Convention of that party
held Monday last. His reasons are
those given by all disinterested citizens.
They apply to all party nominations
for that office. And they cannot be
answered—because they are true. He
declares "that the position is not a
political one and should not be a re.
ward for political services, nor should
active politicians be suffered to treat it
as at their bestowal; nor the people be
reduced by the machine men of both par
ties to a choice between political mana
gers as to that office which most closely
affects their dearest rights and inter
ests." He further affirms that"No hon
est Judge can reward either political or
personal friends, or punish enemies as
such;" Who can deny this? And if 710
honest Judge can on the Bench favor a
party friend, wherein is a party friend
interested in giving a party vote for
him ? If the Judge is honest he cannot
waver a hair's brcadtbjfrom the law and
the evidence. It is only then where
the Judge is not honest that party
favors can be shown. And if a Judge
must be upright and decide irrespective
of his party friends or feelings, as all
insist he must, then the mere partizan
has no right to look for favor, and can
expect none from the honest Judge.
And all this but proves that the office
of Judge is non political and should
not be subject to party politics.
More than a year ago, foreseeing the
contest likely to arise in this county,
we suggested that there should be no
party nominations made for a Judge
in this county; but that, it should be a
free and open race to all desiring to
hold that high trust. This was not re
ceived with favor, and the state of af
fairs exists now that we have. W r hat
will be the result of the complication
existing in the district we cannot tell
But the people are over and above all
party work in this matter, and it will
be lor them to decide who are the best
men for the Judges that shall set upon
the questions affecting their rights of
life, liberty and property.
Mr, Eli D. Eagel is making exten
sive improvements on his flouring
mill on Little Connoquenessing creek,
about a mile South of Mt. -Chestnut.
Mr. Robert Henry, of Connoquenes
sing township, is tearing down his old
barn to build a new one.
Mr. Nelson Stevenson, who last
April moved to Mansfield, Allegheny
county, paid his old home in Butler
township a visit last week.
The Eureka Band will hold a straw
berry festival on the Camp Meeting
Ground on Thursday coming, 13th inst.
There will be a public lecture on
Agriculture, Eureka Grange, at White
Church, four miles West of Butler, on
the evening of the 23rd. inst., by Mr.
Calder, State lecturer. T.
FOR THE CAMPAIGN.
The CITIZEN will be sent from now to
close of Presidential Election, middle
of November, for the low sum of
FIFTY CIESTN. To raisers of
clubs of six or more for the campaign
we will send an extra copy free. To
all present subscribers paying up ar
rears we will give the benefit of the
same reduction for the time as to those
for the campaign.
The coming campaign will be of the
most interesting and exciting character
While supporting Blaine and Logan
the CITIZEN will faithfully give all the
passing movements in and of all par
Our friends arc requested to lend
their help in the getting up of clubs,
etc. Names can be sent us at once.
Butler, Juue 13, 31.
Historical Sketch of Prospect U.
P. Church and His Pastorate.
BY REV". JAMES A. CLARK.
For tbe CITIZEN.]
Our forefathers were great men
great in mental endowments and in ,
heroic deeds—with the humble facili
ties at their command they accomplish-,
ed wonders. The Lord hath done [
great things for them, whereof we are ;
glad. But they did not realize the im- ;
portance of putting on record his works ,
of grace to show to the generations to
come the praises of the Lord. Our
forefathers made history but they did
not record it, hence the origin and
priinative history of a goodly number
of our congregations are involved m
mystery. They have not left behind
them the material to build up a history
This is the case of Prospect congrega
tion, we can fiud 110 records during the
first 10 or 15 years of its existence,
hence we are under the necessity of
gathering up the facts from some of the
oldest members of this locality.
The sources from which the original
members of tbe congregation came we
learn were principally members of
W'hite Oak Spring, where Rev. Isaiah
Niblock preached, the pioneer preacher
of Butler county, and from I'ortersville
where Mr. James Hall, an honored
Elder resided, and from the old Nebo
The first preaching obtained by this
people in Prospect was the services of
a Rev. Ferguson, as early as the year
1823 and 1824, and the preaching was
done in the grove, but as they could
only worship with comfort when the
weather was favorable they felt the
necessity of obtaining a house of wor
ship and the first church, which is
known as the Old Log Church, was
erected in 1825.
The next ministerial services they
obtained were those of Rev. Greer, who
preached from 1827 until 1833. After
this they were supplied by such minis
ters as Revs. Sturgeon, Stark, Connor,
The church was organized, as nearly
as we can gather from tbe memory of
old men, in 1834-5. It was organized
by Dr. John T. Pressly, of Allegheny,
the former pastor of' Mr. James Hall,
of Portersville, who took an active in
terest in this young congregation of
Prospect. The names of the session
being James Hall, Benjamin McCor
mick, Hugh Stevenson, Jos. Dodds and
Geo. Matthews. On this occasion Dr.
Pressly held a Communion, but we
have no date to find out the number of
members at that time. llev. McCon
nell held another Communion ia 1835.
This young congregation felt the
need of pastoral services and in 1836
called Rev. Wm. Findley who com
menced for them in the fall of that year,
and at the meeting of Presbytery at
White Oak Springs, May 25, 1837,
Rev. Wm. Findley was ordained and
installed pastor of White Oak Springs
and Prospect congregations.
SECOND AND THIRD CHURCH BUILDINGS.
With an able minister and a grow
ing congregation the felt they need of a
new house of worship. The old log
church had served its day. They erect
ed a more commodious and comfortable
church, which is known as the old brick
church, in 1838, in which they wor
shiped for 30 years, when the present
brick church was built in 18G8.
Rev. W r m. Findley continued their
pastor for over tweuty years till, in the
spring of 1857, where he was called
to a professorship in the Westminister
College. His preaching was character
ized with great simplicity and plain
ness, very earnest iu his manner and
remarkable for conscientious fidelity to
duty. He is still remembered with re
gard and highly honored by the con
The vacant congregation was sup
plied by such young men as Rev. J.
Harper, John S. McCullougb, Tbos.
Boyd, John E. Taylor, Lovejoy Rob
ertson, and James A. Clark, the latter
preaching in Prospect iu Aug. Bth and
22ud, at Mt. Chestnut on the 15th
On the Ist of October, 1858, Pros
pect congregation iu connection with
Mt Chestnut made a unanimous call
for the service of Rev. James A. Clark,
a licentiate under the care of Mononga
hela Presbytery, at a salary of $(500 a
vear. Rev. Clark accepted the call
and moved with his family to Prospect
and commenced preaching to them on
the Ist of Nov., 1858. He was or
dained and installed pastor of Prospect
and Mt. Chestnut on the 13th of April
1859 by the Presbytery of Butler.
One question that met him at the
outset of his ministry was, how shall
he give to each doctrine and duty its
proper place in his preaching ? For
his own benefit and the good of the
congregation he took up systematically
the order of doctrine and duty as they
are outlined in the confession
and shorter catechism, for one of his
discourses, and for the other, (he
preached two sermons every Sabbath
at that time; he studied the wants of
tbe congregation and eudcavord to
meet them with appropriate subjects.
He emphasized the doctrines of grace
set forth in the testimony of the
church. He advocated and maintained
five distinctive principles as he thought
He has prominently brought before
the congregation all the great reforms
of the times. He advocated the princi
ples of universal freedom and civil
rights in the days of American slavery
and the great principles of prohibition
and temperance, during all his minis
try, the principles that underlie the
National reform, especially the author
ity of Christ over the nations and his
Lordship over the conseionce of men,
which is too often nullified by entang. j
ling and enslaving obligations. He
has identified himself with the cause of
education, freedom, temperance and all
national and social reform movements
of the day.
PASTORAL W Oil It
His custom has been to make pas
toral visits in one congregation and j
catechise the other during each winter j
season, aud during the summer make a
short call on each family and perhaps
he never spent a more delightful hour
than when catechising the children aud
conversing with the parenlsouthc man
ciples of our profession or the duties
aud difficulties of the Christian life, i
though the work is pleasant aud profit-j
able, yet with two congregations scat
tered over a wide territory tie work is
verv laborious and it is almost impossi
ble to do justice to pastoral work.
In the admission of members great
j care has been taken to ascertain that
tluir views and practice are in bar- ]
! mony with the principle* ot the church
and his whole course has been to build
| up the congregation 011 United I'resby
! teriau principles only.
His discipline has been characterized
1 with the greatest tenderness consistent
In many respects the people he
serves are equal to the very best in the
church. During an organization of
50 years they have had only two pas
tors. This speaks volumes of com
They have appreciated his labors iu
a high degree, have been full of sympa
thy and lenity towards him in his frail
ties and failures, and though not dem
onstrative in their good will and affec
tion yet in several occasions have given
tokens of their regard and love and he
never knew how much and deeply they
loved him till he passed under the
dark cloud of affliction. They have en
couraged him in all the difficulties con
nected with his labors, His principal
difiiculties have been the removal of
members to centres of business aud no
missionary field to make up the loss,
aud lack of business tact and energy iu
keeping up in good running order the
temporal machinery of the congrega
tion: with more system aud energy
the congregation could do one half
more and make a far better record—
and yet we have some encouraging re
sults to record.
l'rospect congregation numbered 125
members in 185S, it quickly grew in
mumbers and strength till in 18G1 aud
'G2 it numbered 175, and the prospect
bright in making soon 200 members,
but some young men were called away
to the war and in a short time it lost all
that it had gained. It has gradually
aud slowly been gaining in spite of re
movals till it numbers now 150. Dur
ing the past 25 years 330 have been
admitted into its membership, or more
than 13 of an average everv year It
is to be borne in mind that Prospect is
only half of a pastoral charge, the other
half has increased about the same pro
portion. 230 have been baptized, 18
of these have been adults. SISOOO have
been raised for current expenses and
missions or on au average of §OOO a
year. In 18G0 the congregation erect
ed this beautiful and commodious house
of worship and uride an addition to
the church property at a cost of S6OOO.
There are far greater results, moral
and spiritual, which caunot be counted
by. figures and which eternity alone
can reveal. One Item should be re
corded. Through the influence mainly
of the congregation and its pastor, no
intoxicating drinks have been sold in
the village as a beverage for over 18
vears, the last oue who sold agreed to
quit the business and connect with the
church, and after the Grange Ilall was
conyerted into an Academy ot highest
moral educatiou, the tavern building
itself where the rum was sold has been
converted into a students dormitory,
In the good providence of God, pastor
and people have labored together
peacefully and happily for over 25
years and now are called to celebrate
their Quarter Centennial, Both feel
happy on this occasion. The only
receipt for such a happy union is easily
told. The pastor has faithfully
preached and labored from house to
house himself with their
interests in eduction, temperance and
every good reform and bearing toward
them a generous and loving heart until
he thiuks and fe£ls that he has the best
and pleasantest people in the world for a
charge. On the other hand the con
gregation have given him a temporal
and moral support, co-operated with
him in every good work, aud they have
listened to his preaching and followed
his guidance so long, that they begin
to think that no person can preach
like him, and being himself in every
good cause they feel they caunot spare
him under any consideration. Both
are glad in the present opportunity;
this twenty-fifth anniversary, to ex
press to each other t'ne kind regard and
sincere, warm affection of each others
heart, like a fountain that is full and
overflowing. Let the mutual good
will and love that has existed so long
he deepened and encouraged in every
laudable way in the future, encouraging
each others hearts and strengthening
others hands in the good work, and
may the golden harvest brighten, and
the grand results accumulate year by
year as they advance near the golden
period when instead of brass they shall
gather silver, and for silver gold, and a
little one shall become a thousand, and
her walls shall be called Sal cation and
her gates Praise.
W. C. T. U.
COLONEL GEORGE W. BAIN,
KENTUCKY'S GREAT TEMPERANCE
Will lectureinthe Presbyterian Church
of Butler, June 22d, Sabbath, and
June 23d, Monday.
Sabbath afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sub
ject, "The Safe Side of Life for oung
Men." Sabbath at 7:30 P. M , subject,
"Our Country, Our Homes aud Our
Monday 7:30 P. M., popular lecture,
subject, "Boys and Girls, Nice and
The Republican Agamemnon.
J. Q. Howard said : "Blaine is the
leader ol men as Agamemnon was the
king of men. He is the greatest, the
ouly eminently great popular leader of
the present time. He is like Jefferson
in personal attractiveness aud in re
taining so long his popularity and the
firm attachment of his friends, but far
sounder and more con3isteut iu his
political principles, he is like Jackson
; in his aggressiveness and positiveness,
i but is a broader and better read public
man; he reminds orn# also of Clay, but
is less formal stilted, with more taot
and a fuller knowledge of our political
history. From his kuowledge of poli
tics aud human nature and from his
universal acquaintanceship with lead
ing mety, he is the bust equipped stales
man for the Republican leadership in
the United States. If I had had the
: contract to ro iko a winning tick it I
would hive male it Blaiuvs aud Lo
gan."— N Y. Tribune.
U. S. TREASURER WYMAX has an
nounced that the supply of one dollar
ootei is exhausted, lie a.-ks for an ap
propriation with which to prijit aji ad
1 The Milk in the Cocoanut.
The opposition to Mr. Blaine, on the
1 part of the handful of pretended Re
publican newspapers that are dissatis
fied with the work of the Chicago Con
vention, is professedly on grouuds
personal to Mr. Blaine. They criti
cise his record and assail his reputa
tion. This is a mere pretext, as their
! own admissions and conduct show.
The New York Times, which is the
chief of the dissatisfied pretended Re-,
publicans, and the New \ork Evening
! J'ast, which leads the list, have been
the foremost and loudest in their attacks
on Mr. Blaine, yet it was evident
from the first that both these papers ,
would have bolted any ticket which it ;
was possible to nominate. It was not
the candidates but the principles of the
party which were obuoxious to those
j two papers, aud the same can be said
i of the remainder of the bolting Jour
nals. The trouble lies in the tariffj
plank of the Republican platform.—
UNDER the state of affairs existing
on the Judgeship question in this Ju
dicial district it would be extremely
unwise for any candidate to go into
. and bind himself by a District Confer- I
ence at this time.
IN the official vote of the late Repub
lican primary election of this county,
published in the Republican papers of
June 4, the total vote of Mr. Isaac
Meals for Clerk of the Courts is given
as 788. We are informed and request
ed to state that a correct count makes
his vote 888, instead of 788.
SHANNON —RICE—On Juue sth, 1884, by
Rev. J. N. Dight, at his residence in Cran
berry twp., Mr. John F Shannon, of Mt.
Chestnut aud Miss Lizzie Rice, of Cranberry
MeCITRDY —WEIR—At Green Tree ltomei
Buffalo twp., this county, Juue 12, 1884, by
Rev. T. M. Thompson, assisted by Rev. W.
F. Kean, Dr. R. C. McCurdy, of New Texas,
Allegheny county, Pa., and Miss Maggie M.,
daughter of Hon. A. D. Weir.
RIED —In North Washington, this county,
May 28th 1884, Mrs. Elizabeth Ried, wife of
John L. Ried, aged 81 years.
BERG—On Monday. Juue 9, 1884, at his resi
dence in Butler, slr. John Berg, Sr., of John
Berg <£ Co., aged 72 years.
CLARK—At her residence near North Wash
ington, Butler county, Pa., on April 24, 18S4.
Mrs. Jane E Clark, wife of John Clark,
Mrs. Clark was a member of the 17. P' Con
gregation of Mt. Varnum, a teacher in the
Sabbath school, and a devoted Christian lady.
Her loss will be long felt in the community in
which she lived, and especially in the congre
gation of which she was a member.
STAUFFER—In Zelienople, June 6, 1884>
Mrs Flora Stauffer, wife of Dan Stauffer,
aged 22 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Butter 15 to 20 cents.
Eggs 15 to 20 ceuts.
Potatoes 30 to 40 cents.
Wheat, No. 1, $1.15.
Buckwheat, 05 to 70 per bushel.
Buckwheat flour $3.50 to $4.00 per cwt.
Oats 35 to 40 cents.
Corn GO to 70 cents.
Rye 62 cents.
Beaus, $1.75 per bushel.
Flour, high grade, per barrel $C to SB.
Flour, No. 1, per sack $1.75.
Bran, per ton $lB to S2O.
Middlings, per ton sl4 to $25.
Chickens, per pair 35 to 40 cents.
Onions, new, 5 cents per pound.
Seed onions, 7c per quart.
Turnips, 35 cents.
Cabbage, 5 to 15 cents each.
Ham, per pound 10 cents.
Sides, per pound 12 cents.
Shoulders, per pound 10 cents.
Fish. Mackeral No. 1. 10 ceuts.
Salt, $1.20 P er barrel.
Hay, $8 to $lO per ton.
Pork, whole, 6 to 7 cents.
Chickens, 12 cents per pound.
Turkeys, 15 cents per ponnd.
Apples, 75 to 80 cents per bushel.
Apple butter, 25 ceuts per quart.
Dried apples, 5 cents per pound.
Clover seed, $6 to $6.50.
Timothy seed, $1.75
Tallow, 5 cents per pound.
Feathers, 50 cents per pound.
Wool, 30 cents per pound.
Half Out of His Head.
'Blessed be the man," said Don Quixote's weary
squire, "who invented sleep." Saneho's gratitude
is ours, but what if one cannot for any reason enjoy
that excellent invention? "Nervousness in me had
become a disease," writes Mr William Coleman
the well known wholesale druggist of Buffalo,N. Y.
"I could not sleep, and my nights were either
passed in that sort of restlessness which nearly
crazed, or iu a kind of stupor, haunted by torment
ing dreams. Having taken Parker's Tonic for
other troubles, and tried it also for this. The re
sult both surprised and delighted me. My nerves
were toned to concert pitch, and. like Caesar's fat
men. 1 fell into the ranks of those who sleep
o'nights. 1 should add that the tonic speedily did
away with the condition of general debility and
dyspepsia occasioned l>y my previous sleepless
ness, ami gave me strength and perfect digestion.
In brief, the use of the tonic thoroughly re-estab
lished my health. 1 have used Parker's Tonic with
entire success for sea-sickness aud lor the bowel
disorder* incident io ocean voyages."
1 his preparation has heretofore been known as
Parker's (linger Tome. Hereafter it will be ad
vertised aud sold under the name of Parker's
Tonic —omitting the word "Ginger" Hiscox & Co.
are induced to make this change by the action of
unprincipled dealers who have for years deceived
■ their customers bv substituting inferior prepara
tions under the name of ginger. We drop the
misleading word all the more willingly, us ginger
Is au unimportant flavoring ingredient iu our Ton-
Please remember that no change has been made
or will be made in the preparation Itself,
and all bottles remaining in the hands of
dealers, wrapped under the name of "Parkers
(linger Tonic" contain the genuine medicine if
the facsimile signature of llisoox & Co. is at the
bottom of the outside wrapper.
Loss and Gain.
"I was taken sick a year ago
with bilious lever."
•'My doctor pronounced me cured, but I got
tick again, «itli teuible pains iu my back aud
sides, and I got so bad 1
Could not move!
From VJB lbs. to 120! I had been doctoring
lor my liver, but It did me no good. I did not
expect to live more than three months. 1 bo.
ganjto use Hop Bitters. Directly my appetite
returned, my pains le!t me, my entire system
seemed renewed as if by magic, and alter
using several bottles I am not only as sound as
a sovereign but weigh more than I did before.
To Hop Hitters I owe my life."
Dublin, Juue 6, 'Bl. K. FITZI-ATIUCK.
"Maiden, Mass , Feb. 1,1880. Gentlemen—
I suffered with attacks of sick headache."
Neuralgia, female trouble, for years in the
most terrible and excruiiatiug manner.
No medicine or doctor could give me rolief
or cure iiutii I used ilop Uittci'6.
"The lirst bottle
Nearly cured me;"
The second made me as well and strong as
when a child,
•«Ani} I have b 'er. so to this day."
My busbuid was an invalid tor twenty years
with a serious
•'Kidney, liver and urinary ccmplaint.
"Pronounced by Boston's best physicians—
Seven bottles ol jour bitters cured him and
I know of the
"Lives of eight persons"
In my neighborhood that have been t-aved by
Aud many more are using them with great
Do miracles?" MRS. E. D. SLACK.
How TO GBT SICK —Expose yourself day
J and uight: eat too much without exercise;
work too hard without rest; doctor all the
' time: take all the vile nostrums advertised, and
! then you will want to k now how to get well,
which is answered in three words —Take Hop
1 fillers! 1
LEADING BUSINESS HOUSES.
ALLEGHENY CITY, PA.
JOSEPH HOKNK & CO.,
Retail Dry Goods,
195 to _u:t l'enn avenue. Library Hall.
IJAIR&GAZZAM. i Limited.)
Kngine Builders and Machinists.
Gear Cutting. s»; Third Avenue.
GEO. W, HUBLKY.
The House Furnisher,
los old No, u; sniithlield St., betw. tth it sth Aves
GEORGE W. BIGGS & CO.,
Diamond*. Fine Watches. Art Goods,
Cor. Sixth Avenue and Smithtleld Street.
DB.QI'INCY A.SCOTT DENTAL OFFICES,
Mn QI9 ' Xo - l"''nn Avenue.
IIU. 3lt , Kemember the new number.
B. A. ELLIOTT. Artistic Florist.
Seeds, Plants, Trees, Cut Flow ers, &c.,
I Send lor catalogue. 54 Sixth Street.
| IMTTSIU UGH SIGN WORKS.
! Husiuess Signs of every description. Descriptive
designs sent on application. 35 Sixth Ave
HEABD, BIBER & EASTON.
Dry Goods, Notions, Suits. &c..
505 & r>o7 Market Street, near Fifth Avenue.
J. A. McCOKMICK. Worthington steam pumps
and water meters. Otto's silent gas engines.engines
and boilt-rs. taper-sleeve wooden pulleys, shafting
and coupling. Estimates made on water works
and all kii.ds of machinery. 27 Market Street.
; WEST POINT BOILEB WORKS,
I!. Monroe & Son. Prop'rs. 23d and Smallman Sts.
New and second- hand boilers of all sizes.
DOUGHERTY & MOBBISON.
Boilers, tanks, sheet iron works, salt nans, &e.
Repairing promptly done. Duquesne Way near
CBEA. GRAHAM & CO.. * "
Manufacturers of Stoves, Ranges, Grate Fronts,
Fenders, &c. 291 Liberty Street.
I*2B. .IAS. SHIDLE & SON. 1884.
Wall Paper, Lincrusta Walton and French Irides
cent papers. 59 Siiuthfleld Street.
MEYER, AItNOLI) & CO., (Limited.)
Fine and Plain Furniture,
Nos. 68,70,72 & 74 Diamond Street.
M. ELYKFN & COCHRAN, FURNITURE
Manufacturer-of all kindsof Furniture and Up
iiolstery. Oflke and Warerooms. KS & ;*i Smith
tirlrtSt. Factory 71 to 76 BidwellSt.. Ailetrheny
F. G. WI'ISK. Furniture, bed lounges, chairs, &c.
11l itli Ave. May Ist will remove to3lo Wood St
Factory 140, 14S, ir.O & 152 Jackson St., Allegheny
Old Stand Stocking Store,
Men's F'ine Furnishing Goods, ;T2 Fifth Ave,
STEWART &IIENRY. successors to Russell &Co
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
i Fine goods at low prices. 101 Fifth Avenue.
H. HOt'STON SCO., *
Pumps— RED JACKET, wood and iron, all kinds.
Sanitary Plumbers. 17 Seventh Avenue.
HAGAN'S LADIES RESTAURANT,
and Fancy Baker}', fio9 Sniithlield St., Lewis Build
ing. cor. Otli ave. Regular Dinner 11 :30 amto 2 :30
KEYSTONE ANYIL WORKS.
Manchester & Son.
ty Send for circular. Cor. 28th & Railroad Sts.
ARMSTRONG & McKELVY. IWINTs i On.s.
White Lead, Coach and Oil colors. Ready Mixed
Paints and Painters' Supplies. 33 Wood St,
® READY MIXED PAINT.
50c. 75c and Si t)0 per gallon. Hand
some, Durable. Best, Color card sent
to farmers, builders, property owners.
W, J, BARK. ~ "
Electrotyper and Stereotyper,
92 Diamond Street.
IRON CITY COLLEGE affords nnequaled facili
ties for the practical education of young men.
Send for circular. Cor. Penn ave. & Sixth St.
OLD COUNTRY TK \ HOUSE, Wm Haslage & Son.
Special attention given to country orders. Send
for Housekeeper's Guide mailed gratis. No 18,
c.j. GILLESPIE, Lumber, staves and heading.
Duquesne Way, between Eighth and Ninth.
Wholesale jobber in lumber, lath and shingles.
Estimates given on application. 543Smithfielu St.
CCBRY INSTITUTE & UNION BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Normal, Business and Classical. 500 students 15
teachers ; send for eioular : I2'i Cth St. H. D.
Williams, Manager; J. C. Williams, Principal.
0 \V SADLER. JI D, EYE &AEAR.
Cataract removed, cross eyes straightened, specta
cles filed, artificial eyes. 804 (old 255) Penn Ave.
MISS M CHRISTY lias removed to 284 Penn avenue,
where she has opened an assortment of French
Bonnets and Round Hats in all the latest styles.
N F SLOAN, BROKER IN PETROLEUM,
office in Pittsburgh Petroleum Exchange; strictly
brokerage business : correspondence solicited ; oil
bought, sold aud carried on margins on best terms,
VV K MCCANCE, MERCHANT TAILOR
Call and see my Spring and Summer stock of
Foreign and Domestic piece goods. No 292 Liber
J c BUFFI'M ,t CO., 39 & 41 Market St. Best
brands of genuine Milwaukee, Cincinnati and
other bottled beers. Send for price list.
RASmnt & IHNCKIi, 83 THIRD AVKNI'K,
Haves' metalic skylight; lire, storm, condensation
and weather proof galvanized iron cornices, tin;
rooling &c. Send for circular,
STAR ENCAUSTIC TILE CO., LIMITED,
Manufacture all patterns and colors of plain and
encaustic tile for floors, hearths, vestibules, &c.
Work laid to order and designs furnished, lio 4th
JOHN U BARR,
42Vj Sixth Street.
llardu are. Builders' Hardware and Tools a special
ty. Removed to 517 Wood Street.
ISAAC M PENSOCK,
Real Estate and Mortgage Broker, city property
and farms bought and sold, Money to loau. 129
BROWN & CO,
Window Awnings, Tents, &c.
No 3 Ferry Street,
FLEMING. ORTLIEB AND DEL.P. FURNITURE,
Manufacturers of Plain and Fine Furniture and
Folding Beds. Largest salesroom in thetwo cities,
13 and 15 Federal street, Allegheny City, Pa.
Inventions completed. 83 Diamond street.
G s PERSUING «: CO,
107 Fourth avenue. New York stocks bought and
sold on margins, iu lots of 10 shares and upwards.
Send for circular.
J D MATIIFAVS & SON,
Stencils, Seals, Steel and Rubber Stamps.
Good Agents a'ways wanted. 72 Third avenue.
s»t KKAM « to, successors to A Settler Sons,
manufacturer of iron and steel boilers, stills, agi
tators, tanks, salt pans, light iron work, M,
Thirty-first and Smallman streets.
PITTSBURGH WISE ANI) RAILING WORKS, Taylor
£ J)ean, cast, wrought and ornamental Iron Rail
!l!lis,castings. Stable tUtnics. Wire work of every
description, No 205 Market street.
PKKIN TEA CO, 4.".08 Butler street. Pittsburgh, teas
and coffees. Send for price list. Orders of 5
pounds and upwards prepaid to any town not over
100 miles from the city.|
s \y HARE & co. Practical Plumbers.
Gas and Oil Chandeliers, and chimney tops, kimps,
pu»i|u>, sewey pipe, .v. Oil, gas and gasoline
stoves. 1717 Carson street, Pittsburgh, S ». Send
DRS SYKF.S & MOORE, CHRONIC DISEASES OUly.
191 Penn avenue. Have removed, April Ist, to 150
MORRIS, lit srXTH STREET, PHOTOGRAPHER,
Cabinets, $3 oo per dozen. Cards, £2 00, Daisies,
$1 00. F'ine work only,
ANDERSON, PORTER & BOYD, M'f'rs Of lengilieS,
boilers and castings ; second hand engines and
boilers always on hand. River ave. aud Darragh
LATIMER & COT L.SON, 128 FEDERAL ST.. N6W
llmi. new goods, low prices, Silks, Dress .Goods,
Gloves, Notions and Domestics.
j JAMES I* BAILEY, ARCHITECT,
Nos (4 and GC Federal street,
TII.JS OA KI.IN .learn engines, eiay and ore pans.
Address T II and W .1 Carlln, Trustees.
neii.WEN & co, PREBLE AVE. The portable
range is a perfect baker and cannot be excelled,
alio the Sterling Cook Stove is very reliable.
s c MCKOWN. Jeweler and Optician, Diamonds
Watches, C;OCK*. &C. at special bargains. 91 F'ed
eral street. Removed next door to former numbe
4 c it Kj >ni p. River avenue below Suspension
bridge, all Kinds of new and second hand ma
ehinerv bought aud sold in large and small quan
M SIMON. Agent. Eagle Planing Mills,
Flooring, weather boarding , shutters, doors, &c.
Anderson and Robinson streets.
THOS WELSH. 7' i Federal Street,
1 buy and sell farms in all regions. Correspondence
EIGHMIE PATENT SHIRT.
Invented und Manufactured by G. D. Eighmie.
THE FINEST and CHEAPEST
l>Xl]d»*t3 |mfi SHllrr
MADE IN ® |4 fll THE WORLD.
This wonderful invention M\ 1 : R gives a Bosom handsome
shape & latest style,awl J* I' V 0 P ,accd on Shirt that
it can be worn for a week I s ] without break or wrinkle.
M atle from.'ioolinen, Wam-1 | | SUtta alul Bosom
lined with heavy Butcher I\J- '• R ■, I J Linen.
All BOSOMS GUARANTEED I : - vJtM/ TO OUT WEAR THE SHIRT.
FOR SALE ONLY BY
J. IF. T. ST EHLE,
Hats, Caps, & Gents' Furnishing Goods,
UgfAgent for the Greatest Improvement in a Shirt ever Produced by man
Beware of Imitations.
GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA CO, I'tire tresh
; Teas and fine flavored coftces at importers' prices.
Elegant souvenirs to every customer. 118 1-ederal
street . and 34 stli avenue. Pittsburgh.
THE OLD KKLIAISI.E Allegheny Steam Dyeing.
Scouring anil laundry works. Office and works
, 351 . 353 and 355 Beaver avenue.
' HUTCHISON & ALEXANDER .
For bargains in Steam Engines, from 'jo to 75
horse power . address us .
Cor Park Way and Sandusky street.
SWAN HOCSE COR ARCH AND OHIO STREETS.
Special attention to the boarding department..
J M Swan . Manager.
RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
WEST PENX R. E.
Trains leave Butler at 5:30 and 7:3-3 a.m.,
and 2:50 and 4:50 p. m., arriving at Allegheny
at 9:00 and 9:50 a. ru., and 5:20 aud 7:30 p. m.
Traius leave Allegheny for Butler (city
time) at 7:20 a. m., and 2:20 and 3:45 p. m., ar
riving at Butler at 9:50 a. m., and 4:50 and
5:25 p. in.
SHENANOO & ALLEGHENY R. E.
Trains leave Butler for Greenville at 7:40 apd
9:40 a. m., and 5:25 p. in., and a train leaves
Coaltown for Greenville at 12:40 p. m.
Traius leave Ililliards at 0:00 and 11:40 a. m.,
& 1:20 p.m.,counectingat Branchton for Butler.
Trains arrive at Butler at 7:30 a. m., and 2:40
and 7:12 p. m.—the 7:30 r. M. aud 2:40 connect
ing with trains on the West Penn.
P. & W. E. R.
Trains going South leave Butler at 6:50 and
11:52 a. m. and 5:40 p. m., all of which make
close connection at Callery for the city, and
the evening train makes close connection for
Trains going North leave Butler at 10:02 a.
m., and 3:35 and 7:33 p. m. The morning
train connects through to Kane and the after
noon to Clarion.
Sunday trains going south arrive at and
leave Butler at 7:50 a. m. and 6:40 p. m. and
going north at 10:02 and 7:33 p. in.
WHAT'S THE NEWS?
To those who ask the question in a spirit of
good faith, we will make answer. In these times
of political excitement, monetary troubles, spec
ulative disasters, it behooves every honest citizen
to be cool-headed, and to have all his wits about
him. We dare only trust those whom we know to
be worthy of our confidence. We must "Sail
Close to Shore" and practice Sensible Economy
in the purchases we make. He is the best buyer
who knows WHERE to buy. Hut, says the reader,
"this is not news, this is an old Story. we
know it, but we were only preparing you for the
Our old, reliable friend,
MR. GEORGE VOGELEY,
who is known wherever Butler is known, and
worthy of the utmost confidence, has just com
pleted his 40th Semi-Annual trip to the great
He returns laden with all the most desirable
goods incident to his line of business, such as
( it'llrs. (iieniin? Tobaccos. Snuffs, Pipes, Ac.
His tobaccos are the finest the market can offer
His cigars, for beauty and flavor, shame the wild
rose. As lor the rest of his stock of Chewers
1 and Smokers' articles no one pretends to question
their excellence. Call and be convinced. Buy
and be liapyy. If von wish to eniov the comforts
1 and luxuries of this life and avoid its disappoint
ments, call at once and add yourself to his already
long list of Contented Customers.
Old well-known stand, NO. 259, Main Street,
sign of the "Big Indian Chief."
J. L. PURVIS. L. O. PURVIS,
S.Gr. Purvis & Co.,
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
Rough and Planed Lumber
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
SHINGLES & LATH.
PLANING MILL AND YARD
Near German C»tl«oll«* Mmreh
# \ 198 LIBERTV ST. H
For COLOR and SWEETNESS
Use BEAN'S CONCENTRATED
■PHnVI Extract of Annatto.
own Color. Brightest
* • * and Strongest. Bur or yoor Mcr
chant, or fend 25 eta. In at UD;h for a taaiple, coloring 500Ibi. to
BEAN, BARK <& CO., Bio. *35 Market St.. PHIL4DA,
THE COMPLETE HOME.«Jr;^,
&ook. New iition -hjew bin<i»i*gs.— ltfew illustration*
from new desigp*. ijupirbly gotten up. Same luw price.
Adapted to all daises. Sells at tight. Agents doing big
work. KxCELLRNT TRHMS. The handsomest prosecretin
errr issued. A;»ply now.
a HKAULKY GAKKBTSON & Co.. 66 N'orthith St. PhiUdafr
phi*. Fa. A other gran J new bowks and Bibles. .
TnrUtQC WANTED SI 00."-^
11. U UII tMu flTl\tl and Address
i_ NcCUIOYftCO. rLiUJcl^ina.Pa.
Snuimit Iwp. School Report.
Auditors' Report of Summit township School
funds, Peter Ocsterling, Treaserer,
i Amount of Duplicate $1,053
" Building Duplicate 487 61
' State Appropriation 201 12
Due from 1883 64 92
Paid to Teachers' orders $ 900 CO
" Borrowed Money 236 00
" Contingencies and re
pairs 241 04
I Paid School furniture 182 00
" Collector's and Treas
urer's percentage 106 31
Paid Exonerations 35 90
Paid Return tax to County
Treasurer 6 30
Paid Secretary fees 17 00
" Auditing and. printing 10 50
Due township $132 00
Audited May 24, 1884.
We, the undersigned Auditors of Summit,
do certify that the above account is correct.
R. D. STBVKNSOX, "I
GEO. FORCHT, [-Auditors.
Jos. POKTMAN, J
Clay Iwp. School Keport.
Zenas McMiehael, Treasurer of School fund'
in account with Clay township, June 1, 18*<4.
To amount of money ree'd. from lasts
Treasurer 04 96
To amount of money received of Jas.
Cranmer, Collector for ISBI 54 60
; To am't. State apropriation 243 00
' " ree'd, of R. J. Gold, Col. for
1882 50 94
To amount ree'd. of 11. J. Brown Col.
• for 18S3 948 29
I By order to Allie Tebay lor teaching? 40 00
" J P Stoops " 126 00
" Hattie O Tinker " 25 45
" II J Jones " 132 00
" Dora L Hoge " 20 00
" W B McKiuney " 132 00
" It J Grossman 132 00
" J M Painter " 152 00
" Mary McKissick " 40 00
" M E Moore " 20 00
" Laura WtlliamN " 130 50
" E J McElvain " 14 55
" Z McMiehael for coal and
repairs 8 25
By order W J Stoner for coal and re
pairs 3 2 ' ?
By order Joseph Kelly, coal 13 20
" Wm Christy, repairs 2 50
" J C Breadeu " 20 94
11 R B Conn, publishing aec't. 400
" " coal and repairs 20 27
" " service" as Sec'y 15 00
" W M Webb, coal and repairs 15 15
•' Japhia McXlicbael 10 72
" Z McMiehael, repairs 1 30
" David Stewart, rent for
school lot No. 3 15 00
i By order Kevstone School Furnishing
Co., for desks 131 00
By order Z McMiehael, Treasurer's
percentage 24 bO
By order Kelly and Thorne, auditing
school account 2 00
By order J T McCandless for coal 10 20
Balance in hands ofTreasurer 99 73
We, the auditors of Clay township, do cer
tify that the aboye account is correct, to the
best of our knowledge and ability.
CYRUS CAMPBELL, )
O. R. THOKNE, > Auditors.
R. H. YOUNG, J
Auditors' report of Venango township, But
ler Co., Pa., year 1883.
FRANKLIN JAMISON and R. C. WILSON,
Overseers of Poor.
Am't from last year's Treas $ 85 »)5
" of duplicate 461 26
" ree'd. from Co. Treas 11 43
" from former collector 26 00
Am't of tax on unseated land returned
to Co. Treas $ J?
Am't exonerations grauted 11 -'6
" vouchers presented on settlement 217 37
Bal. due township 342 14
R. C. CAMPBELL and ROBERT COCHRAN,
Ain't of work on duplicate $1,383 79
" cash duplicate 461 20
" from last year's Treas 60 86
Am't of tax on unseated land returned
to Co. Treas $ 34 06
Am't exonerations granted on cash
and work tax -"1 19
Am't tax worked 1,34'- ;>7
" cash vouchers presented on set- __
Bal. due township •>— u "
We. the auditors of Venango township, But
ler Co., Pa., certify that the above accounts
are just and true to the best of our knowledge
P. J. KELLY, "I
SAMUEL MEALS, [Auditors,
G. F. KOHLMEYER, J
JOSEPH B, PIZER,
, PLASTERER &. CONTRACTOR,
Having removed to Butler, from Portersville,
I I hereby inform the public that lam prepared
to execute ail orders and take contracts lor
plastering, stucco and mastic work in all its
branches, and I will guarantee satisfaction and
give references if necessary. Orders can l>e
sent through the mail or left at my resideuce
ia Springdale, on Centre avenue, nearly oppo
site the grocery store T R pl y ER
Three acres of land, more or less in
Butler County, Pa., bounded as follows: <>n
the North by" Olade Mill and Hannahstown
road, on the* East by school lot and Mary
Welsh, on the South by Frank Truth and on
the West by Edward Montag and Tho* .Marun,
having thereon erected a
GOOD BRICK HOUSE,
Frame Store Building, Frame Stable and out
butildings, being property lately owned by
Jacob Negley and now owned by C. S. Negley,
ofTarantum, Pa. For particulars inquire of
F.S. BOWSER, ESQ., Butler, I'a.
IV.v for Aar. nl*.
l' aii.otc;intl Balllf*oubrlior»g
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