Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, June 10, 1887, Image 2

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FRIDAY. JPNE 10, 1887.
Republican County Ticket,
BUTLER county losses SB,OOO by
the blunder or criminal conduct o
the presiding officers of the
Senate in not signing the new re
nue bill passed by the Legislature.
UNDEB the new school law,districts
that do not keep their schools open
ed six months in the year will not re
ceive any part of the State appropri
ation for public schools. Directors
should make a note of this.
died at his home in the State of New
York on the 3d inst. He was elect
ed tice President in 1876, with Pres
ident Hayes. There is only one Ex-
Vice President left now living, and
that is Hannibal Hamlin of Maine
who was elected when President
Lincoln was first elected in 1800.
Death of Judge Mercur.
Hon. Ulysses Mercur, Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of this State,
died at the residence of his son Dear
Philadelphia on Monday last. He
WH taken ill a short time before but
hopes had been entertained of his re
covery, and his death was unexpected.
While there may have been more bril
liant Chief Justices on the Bench of
the Supreme Court there were none
that surpassed Judge Mercur in solid
learning and ability. His distinguish
ing reputation was for good, practical
common-sense. Added to this was a
patience and industry in his labors,
and a gentleness in discharging them,
that made him a great favorite with
the Bar of the State.
His term of office would have ex
pired on the first of January next,
and he was a candidate for re-election,
which his death now ends. Ihe
Governor has the filling of the vacan
cy for his unexpired term, but as the
Republican State Convention may
soon be held, to place in nomination a
candidate for that office, it is thought
the Governor will not make an ap
pointment until the Convention meets
and names its choice among the candi
dates proposed; the Governor may then
appoint said choice for the remainder
of Judge Mercur's term. This would
avoid auy prestage or advantage an
appointee of the Governor would
have over other candidates for the
An Extra Session.
The mishap to the Revenue bill
passed by the late Legislatu-e has
created even greater troub.e than at
first supposed. The bill is useless
and cannot be signed by the Gover
nor, becausa it was not signed by the
officers of the Sena'r The mistake,
or crime, whichever it may be, to have
it properly signed was not discovered
until the Legislature had adjourned
An effort is being made to lay the
blame for this hefeat in the bill upon
the Bhoulders of a mere message clerk.
But this iB "too thin" as the saying is.
The message clerk's duty was per
formed when he delivered the bill
from the House to the proper officers
of the and it was ths duty of
the Senate officers to Bigu it. The
Constitution and the laws do not rec
ognize or speak of the mere message
e'erk in the matter, but they do speak
of presiding officers in the matter of
aigni igr bills.
Governor Beaver is now compelled
to veto many appropriations because
of want of funds to pay them. This
has raised a cry for an extra session
* of the Legislature to cure tht* matter.
The Governor refuses to call an extra
session and an effort is made to force
him. The Philadelphia Times has
telegraphed inquiries to all the mem
bers, asking if they are willing to re
turn and serve without pay in order
to have the bill repassed. A large
number have responded their will
ingness to do so. But some make
answer, that it was no fault of the
members, but was tho fault of the of
ficers of the Senate, and therefore, pay
ahonld follow if they have to return.
. It seems to us that if the matter was
traced to where the fault lies, and
then punish the guilty ones it would
be more sensible and right. As the
bill taxed corporations and relieved
the people of taxes a strong suspicion
prevails that improper influences have
onrposely caused this mischief.
The Ticket Nominated.
The Return Judges, elected by the
Republican voters at the primaries
last Saturday, assembled in the Ope
ra House in Butler on Monday last
and counted up the votes received by
the different candidates. The other
proceedings of the Convention will be
seen in another place. By them it
will bo seen the following are the suc
cessful candidates.
Col. Oliver C. Redic, has carried
off the prize. We need not say
that this is a good nomination. No
more deserving man than Col. Redie
was before the p;ople. On the
breaking out of the Rebellion and
when yet a young man he was among
the first to enlist for the cause of the
Union, His bravery and good con
duct gained him rapid promotion and
he became the commander of the
Regiment to which he belonged. At
the head of his Regiment he led his
men in some of the hardest fought
and bloodiest battles of the war, and
they all speak of him as brave and
daring. Besides his merit as a sol
jlier Col. Redic has all the qualifica
tions necessary to make a good and
safe Sheriff. We regard his nomina
tion as a strong one and one that the
people will ratify in November.
The nomination has fallen to Mr.
John D. Harbison, of Clintou town
ship; this was generally expected
from the large vote he received three
years ago for this office. He is a man
of good character, industrious in his
habits, worthy as a citizen and fully
competeut to fill the office. He comes
from one of the oldest families of the
county. The nomination of Mr. Har
bison is the only one the southern
end of the county gets and as he has
many friends his election in the fall is
Capt. Hugh Alfred Ayers came out
first best after a lively contest for this
nomination. His merit as a soldier
in the late war was not overlooked by
the Republican voters. Although
young he was among the first to vol
unteer in defence of his country and
soon rose to the rank of Captain of his
company. As a citizep he fills every
duty of life faithfully. His nomina
tion is regarded as not only deserved
but as a strong one, and of his election
in the fall there cannot be a doubt.
Mr. Amos Seaton is the successful
candidate. Like in the cases oi Col.
Redic and Capt. Ayers the voters of
the county have recognized his ser
vices to the Union cause in the late
Rebellion. Amos Seaton was a pri
vate in the rauks and all accounts
bear testimony to hi? fidelity and
bravery. In battle he received a very
severe wound which for a long time
threatened his life ard from the ef
fects of which he yet suffers. Ilis
nomination is conceded on ail hands
to be a strong one and his election
as certain.
These important nominations have
fallen upon Mr. Andrew Jackson
Hutchison and Mr. Beriah Magoffin
Duncan, and we but voice the gener
al sentiment when we say that two
better or more competent and worthy
men could hardly be found iu the
county. The name of "Jack Hutchi
son," as he is familiarly known to his
neighbors and fellow citizens, is one
that implies a kindness of feeling to
wards him and regard for his merit
and worth. From the first of the
campaign his success seemed to be
conceded and the leading vote he re
ceived attests his popularity with the
Mr. Duncan comes from one of the
oldest, best known and most respected
families of this county. He is a clear
headed, straight forward man, honest
and correct in all his dealings with
his fellow citizens, uad will make an
efficient county commissioner. His
vote over other strong and good com
petitors indicates bis merits and
strength. Mr. Duncan and Mr.
Hutchison are both the right kind of
men to serve the people as thoir coun
ty commissioners, men of intelligence
and with good judgment, who will
know the interests of the taxpayers of
the county and who cannot be deceiv
ed or misled in the performance of
their duties.
The re-nomination of Reuben Mc-
Elvain, Esq , proves his worth as a
citizen and an officer. Nothing but his
being so general a favorite with the
people could have insured his success
over a strong and worthy competitor.
His election in the fall is of course cer
The choice fell upon Robert A
Klnzer and Isaac S. P. DeWolfe.
These gentlemen are good scholars and
accountants and no doubt will serve
the people in that capacity faithfully
and well
For this office Alexander Storey,
Esq., had no opposition. Mr. Storey
is well qualiGed and willmake an at
tentive and judicious Coroner.
For Delegates to the next Republi
can State Convention the honors fell
upon Capt. Thomas Hays and J. 11.
Negley, senior Editor of the CITIZEN.
The time for holding the Convention
has not yet been fixed, but is thought
will be in the latter part of August
or first part of September.
Taken altogether the ticket nomi
nated is a good one, and is Well dis
tributed over the county. No com
plaints are made of any successful
one having used unfair means to se
cure his nomination, and hence all
nominated will have the support of
their unsuccessful rivals in November.
The only regret is that so many good
men had to be disappointed.
A table of the vote in detail, as cast
in the different districts, will be seen
in another place.
General Notes.
—A large part of Hungary, Aus
tria, has been inundated by the burst
ing of a dike; 50,000 families are
homeless, and thousands of human
beings and cattle hrve been drowned.
—A steamer carrying 730 passen
gers, mostly natives of Hindostan,
was lau-ly sunk in the Indian ocean
by a cycloue, and ull ou board were
THE Grand Jury was in ses
sion this week, with Mr Zeigler of
the Herald as a member and acting
as its Foreman.
JUDGE BROWS, of Forest county,
refused ail liquor licenses. There
were more signers against granting
than for it, therefore the result as
Cleveland Meets a Bear.
Lake, June s.—While the President
and Dave Cronk, the gnide, were out
on the Saranac yesterday they saw
an object in the water which the lat
ter Grst took for a burnt log afloat,
but soon saw was a big black bear
swimming across the lake. The
President ordered Dave to follow the
animal, and then ensued a race which
euded a little la'er by the bear shak
ing the water from its shaggy sides
and disappearing in the depth of the
forest. Dave urged the President to
climb the bank and keep watch of the
bear's movements until be returned
to camp and secured a gun, but the
President cut him short by asking:
"What would I do in case the bear
came back this way? I have no gun
to shoot him with, and if I swam out
into the water he could easily follow
Davy assured the President that
such a contingency was altogether
unlikely. The bear, he explained,
was more afraid of them than they
were of him. lie would probably re
main several hours on the island be
fore coutiDuing bis journey, and if the
President would wait until a rifle
could be produced they would have
no difficulty in bagging him. But
the President discreetly refrained from
accepting Cronk's advice.
"Moreover," he added, "to kill the
animal would be a violation of the
game law."
And so it was finally decided that
Bruin should be left alone, and to
Cronk's deep regret the trip down the
lake was again renewed.
The President will nOt attend the
funeral of Ex-Vice President Wheeler
at Malone, Tuesday. The following
dispatch was sant by him this even
ing to Charles A. Burke, who had
telegraphed him in regard to the mat
"While sympathizing with the citi
zens of Malone in their grief for the
death of their distinguished fellow
townsman, I will be unable to attend
the funeral services on Thursday
TLis has been a quiet uneventful
day with the Presidential party. The
weather has been cloudy, with a soft
Southeasterly breeze blowing strong
enough to ripple the lake, but not so
boisterous as to make it necessary to
put on outside wraps. The Presi
dent has had a day of complete rest,
spent at the cottage with Mrs. Cleve
land and Mr and Mrs. Lamont, or in
walking about the hotel and along the
lake sh«re. There were no boats
moving on the lake, except those that
brought a few travelers from below,
and fishing rods and flies were not
It is now reasonably certain that
the President will leave here on
Thursday afternoon and return to
Washington by tho route traveled in
coming to the mountains. He has
been greatly benefitted by his week
of absolute freedom from business
cares and escape from the routine
that is imposed upon him at the
White House, aud he will return to
Washington invigorated by an out
door life in a clear, pure, bracing at
mosphere. There have been no de
partures by the gentlemen of the
President's party from the rule of
plain dressing that they have adhered
to. The President's boots were pol
ished by mistake, but he wore his
brown velvet jacket and soft hat to
dav, just as he has since his arrival
more than a week ago. Mrs. Cleve
land and Mrs Lamont made a con
cession to Sunday by appearing this
afternoon in white costumes of soft
woolen materials, but without change
of bats.
W. C. T. U. Convention.
The Fifth Semi-Annual Meeting
of the Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union of Butler county, will
convene in Millerstown, Tuesday
June 14th.
Presidents of Unions and county
superintendents are members of Con
ventions. Each Union is entitled to
three (3) delegates. Let there be
full representation as the Convention
promises to be one of unusual inter
Mrs. Frances L. Swift, President
of the State Union will conduct the
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1887.
Evening session:—7:30, Devo
tional Exercises ltd by Mrs. Frances
L. Swift.
Lecture:—Mary A. Allen, A.B.M.
D, of Ithaca. N. Y , Subject, The
Bequests We make our Children.
Morning session:—B:oo, Devotion
al meeting led by Mrs. Lillie J. Mc-
8:30, Convention called to order,
Reading of minutes of last conven
Appointment of Committees.
Address of Welcome—Mrs. H.
Response by a delegate.
Report of corresponding Secretary
and Treasurer.
Report of Delegates.
I:3o—Devotional exercises led by
Mrs. A. G. Brown.
2.oo—Convention called to order,
reading of minutes.
Mother's meeting conducted by Dr.
Department of Social Purity taken
up and best methods considered.
Music, Recitations and Question
Reports from Superintendents of
Departments of work.
7:3o—Devotional exercises.
B:oo—Lecture by Dr. Allen, Sub
ject, The Beautiful Vision.
B:oo—Devotional meeting.
B:3o—Convention called to order,
reading of minutes.
Report of Superintendents of De
partments of Work resumed.
Report of Committees, music.
Train will leave Butler for Millers
town at 3:3G fast time.
Cor. Sec'y.
—Every one who reads a news
paper becomes familiar with the busi
ness houses whoso names appear in it
and naturally they themselves and
send others to the plice they know
about, instead of hunting up others
thev never heard of. Merchants who
advertise make many warm friends
through the colnmus of a newspaper,
»3 their names become familiar house
hold words; those on the contrary,
who depend on casual customers to
pass their doors, generally get left.
And as a geueral rule the merchant
who don't advertise sells goods at a
higher price than one who does—he
is a sort of an old fogy—he neither
reads the newspapers or knows the
price of goods at wholesale.
Sunday School Convention.
The Annual Convention of the
Beaver Baptist Sunday School Con
vention was held, with the Muddy
! creek Baptist Church on Tuesday,
May 31st and .Tune Ist The Mud
dycreek aod Lower Zion Baptist
Churches are under the pastoral care
I of Rev. J. M. Ray aud are in a pros
perous condition. In view of the
late convention the church had been
i thoroughly renovated and now pre
| senta a handsome appearance.
The meetings were well attended
and the interest manifested was ex
j cellent. Delegates were present from
the Sunday Schools at Sharon,
Sharpsville, West Salem, New Cas
tle, Beaver Falls, New Brighton,
Harlansburjr, Hillsville; also from the
schools of the Harmony, Zion and
Providence churches and others.
Alter a devotional meeting led by
Rev. J. W. Planmett the address of
welcome was made by J. Y. English,
followed by a spleuded discussion of
"The best method to prevent the dis
use of the Bible as a text book.'
In the evening "Is it possible for
Christians to be indifferent to Sunday
School work" was admirably opened
by Rev. H. C. Hall of Sharon.
After devotional service Miss Ella
Truesdale of Sharpsville a well
prepared paper on, "The teachers per
sonal efforts for the conversion of the
scholars " After which the Question
Box was opened by Revs. N. Rich
ards, Planmett and Ray.
Atternoon Session:—"How,and by
whom, should the weekly review
lessons be conducted," opened by
Rev. Colburn. After discussion Rev.
H. Madtes showed the best method
of promoting Christian sociability in
the S. S.
In the evening after an excellent
sermon by Kev. J. H. Planmett,
"The importance of the Women's
Baptist Home Mission Work," was
presented by Rev. Colburn followed
by Miss Mellissa Hazen who)earnest
ly urged the formation of a Women's
Circle in the Muddycreek Church,
which was done and officers elected
as follows:
President, Mrs. J. M. Ray.
Sec., Miss Lydia Lepley.
Treas , Mrs. D. Graham.
Adjourned to meet with the Bap
tist Church at Sharpsyille on the last
Tuesday in May, 1888.
—Heavy rains in the mountains
last Monday night and early Tuesday
morning caused Stoney Creek, which
empties into the Conemaug at Johns
town, to rise at the rate of 5 feet in
20 minutes. ""The Conemaugh was
backed up, and Johnstown and sev
eral smaller towns were flooded with
great loss of property, aud some loss
of life. Some small towns were com
pletely washed away.
—The village of Grafton, O, was
flooded by a cloud-burst last Sunday.
—A religious fanatic named Her
mann. who lived on Mt. Washington,
Pittsburg, attempted to murder his
wife last Monday, cut his child's
throat and then his own, all because
his wife, who is a Catholic, had the
baby baptised by a priest.
—The Republicans of Clarion Co.,
have nominated Jesse Gardner for
County Commissioner; W. 11. Morris
for Register and Recorder; W. C.
Sherrick for Treasurer, and J. F.
Ming for Auditor.
—Charles Danzeisen, of Canton,
0., who recently attempted to mur
der his wife, stabbing her repeatedly
with a butcher knife, is out ou SI,OOO
bail. His wife, pale and still feeble
from her wounds, walked into the
Mayor's office and signed a mortgage
on property owned jointly with him
to secure the bail necessary.
—For some time past, at a certain
residence in Beaver Falls, Pa , the
inmates have been frightened almost
out of their wits by a continued rap
ping, which sounded a= if in a closet
in an apartment up stairs. Investi
gation at the time of the rapping fail
ed to reveal anything, and some peo
ple went so far as to say that the
house was haunted. The other day
as the lady of the house was cleaning
the room, she heard the same curious
sound, followed by what she called a
"sneeze." She went to a window
to open it, and while she was pushing
the shutter open the sound became
more distinct, and, casting a glance
upward, she s ,w a large woodpecker
sitting near the window, and peckina:
away with all its might. It seems
that a piece of timber the bird was
sitting on lead to the closet, aud
when the bird would peck the sound
could be clearly heard in the room.
The famiiy sleep sounder o' nights
—The contract for the new college
building at Grove City was awarded
to J. \V. Orr of Mercer at SIO,OOO.
The bids ranged from sixteen to
twenty two thousand.
Lightning played another of her
funny pranks in Indiana Co. last
week. Mr. James Smith took shelter
from the rain in his barn, sitting in
the cuttiDg room very near his horses,
and, also, not very far from three
pigs which were in the shed. The
large shed doors were closed, but two
small ones remained open A flash
of lightning came, and without strik
ing the barn or, in fact, any place
that could be found, killed the three
pigs, knocked the horses off their
feet, but left Mr. Smith unharmed.
There was not a mark on auy of the
animals killed.
Mrs. Anna M. Gallagher.
Anna Maria Burkhart was born in
Butler township, Butler couuty, Pa ,
on the 25th day of July, 1834. At the
atie of 15 years she was converted
and embraced religion, unitiug with
the U. P church. She wa3 married
to D, J, Gallagher on the 25th day of
December, 1850. She buried six of
her children in Pennsylvania, and
emigrated with husband «.ud three re
maining children to Biliings, Mo,
She is survived by her husband, three
children, one brother, three sisters
and a large circle of relatives and
friend3,who will mourn her death. She
died on the 20th day of May, 1887,
and was at the time of her demise 52
years, 10 months and one day old.
The funeral took place on the 2Sth
ult, and her remains were interred in
the Ove Cemetery, in Lawrence coun
ty.— Billings (Mo.) Weekly Times of
June 3rd 1887.
She was a daughter of the late
David Burkhart and a sister of Mr.
John Burkhart, of Butler township.
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Washington N 15 12 S .... 1 19 7 2 15 29 51 2 | 3o 1 10 12 1 1 1 16 1 42 25 17 3 2 4 41 15
Washington S 10 46 28 3 1 31 2 7 8 28 76 13 4 ... 1 1 97 2 2; 47 »> 46 18 ! I'll 3 7 46 7? 93 "7 "i 7 100 : 21
Wiotieta 213 265 3.... 4 0 27 40 12 2...' 8 7 141 20', 9 4 5 52 1 12 1' 1 2 6 16 42 11 "" "i 79 ' 43! 4<>
Wouh 13 312 1! 19 15 29 2 4 28 71 1 38.... 1 ... : 1—; 15 147 60 ; ? 5 34 1 1 9 31 22 15^"*23 "&i *46- 71 1 29
Boro. Butler Ist wd 50 40 27 412 S 8 30 2 S 58 35 79 6 2. 2. 25 6S 40 14 23 40' li 65, 7 4 5 IS: 2 53 38 10 7 51 94 12 8 25 "l l 34 3t' 147
" Butler 2d wd 5< 47 35 554 5 12 37 !' 1J 65 47 12! 3 1 4 ... 23 1;3 41 13 31 .">0 55 124 12 5.".: 6 15 7 67 57 16 , 3 86 130 0 S 43 17 4't 32 222
" Ceotreville... 5 2 1 3 2 2si 8 4 31 7 4 2 4 1
" Evaas City... 23 3 2 210 2 1 3 10 ( 27 2 3 ' 124 1 1 8 4 113 2 3 3; 18 2 1 29 21 ( 2 *4 ...... I i"*" 16 "t; : 37
" Fairview 2 1 1 25 3 5 12 5 9 1 7 11'... • 1 1 4 7 15 8 9 i 8 12 2 15 20 2 'lj'""'l 3 18
" KarnsCily 421 4 1 15 S 3.... 8 '... 4 3 1 5 6 6 8 9 1 3 : 19 1 6 3 2 15 5i..!.. 3 ' 1 27
" Millerstown.. 310 5 2 4 2 S 29 ..... | 27 716 7 4 3 1 SIS 7 214 18 12 19 1 1 12 22 12 13 6 23| 4 1 3 121 3 13 33 26
" Petrol : a 1 8 3 1 S 13 U 11 < 6 1 S 9 1 5 4 10 j 4 3 5 2 1 2 12 15 ; 6 2 ! !"j 4 13 14
" Prospect ; 3 3 12 11 11 14 11 10 520 5 1 ... 1 1 12, 5 2 4 14 1' 10 4 1 4 14 4 3 S 1 S ...'."j V 40 20' 19
" Saxonburg... 5 3 1 9 ! 10 1 9 1! 2 1 2 !27 | 1 16 9 1 2 12 2 1 6 2 2 3 28! 10 17
" Sunbury 36 : 10 'll 7 17. 12; 2 211 1 1 25 1 Si 16 10 6 • 1 12 1 !' 2 6, 3f 32 : 1 1 2 1 21 i 26
" Zelienople...: 26 lj ; 25 6 3, ; 1 17 Id; 9: 9>,.,..i ... 33 1 jJ6 3 7 9 13 4 132 27 1 j 3: 13 j j j j 9 j 43
Total j 826 739 '>4s 27!' 406 .lis 337 !"I8 107 419 1305'17:»7 <>'- 451 205 7f 50< .-ii", i002.0'.2 B.!,s'l2vt .V:-: 1073 840 499 293 208 3-7 870 1273 809 324 2004 121s 2C9 3".7| 217|"wj 1018 198?} 2525
NOTE For County Auditors the following is the total vote received by each candidate: R. A. Kinzer had 2099 votas; LS. P. DeWolf had 1308; Charles Beil had
1247; E. E. Graham bad 10G2; J. A Gilliland had 1007; E. E Maurhoff bad 880.—Messrs. Kinzer and DeWolf nominatjd.
For County Coroner Alexander Storey had 3540 votes—nominated.
For Delegates to State Convention, Thos Hays had 2687; John H. Negley 1761; Kennedy Marshall 1254—Messrs. Hays and Negley elected.
The New Tax Law.
The Attorney-General has notified
County Commissioners that the act
of Assembly exempting household
furniture, pleasure carriages and
watches from all taxation goes into
effect from the date of its passage,
May 13, and therefore relieves them
from taxation for 1887 The word
ing of the act is as follows:
Be it enacted, &c., That all taxes
for whatsoever purpose laid upon
household furniture, watches and
pleasure carriages by aud under the
revenue laws of this Commonwealth,
be and the same are hereby abolish
ed, aud the laws under which said
taxes are levied and collected so far
as they relate to the property herein
mentioned are hcroby repealed.
The County Commissioners of
Allegheny have, however, as a mere
precautionary measure instructed the
assessors to return pleasure carriages,
household furniture and watches as
usual as what the result of this
session's legislation would be"on the
revenue question was not easy to
The returns for the year have been
made and the County Treasurer
charged, and now all the taxpayers
will be obliged to come in and be ex
onerated as this is the only way the
books can be kept straight. The law
thus imposes an unexpected burden
on the county officials. County Com
missioner Mercer estimates that to
make the necessary changes one the
books of the Treasurer will require
the assistance of three additional
clerks. It will also delay the county
ia receiving the $392,000 allowed
some time since by the State, and ou
account of which tho county has been
retaining all State tax collected in the
county. The returns in this county
for this year have not yet been footed
up, but an approximate estimate of
how much tax will be taken off by
the new act may be obtained by tak
ing the returns of 1886. These were
as follow.-:—On pleasure ca-riages,
$3,828 64; on household furniture,
$3,726 72, and on watches, $5,463.75.
Total, $13,019 10.
It now transpires that the new law
abolishing this tax was passed before
the irregularity in the passage of the
revenue law was discovered.— PiUs.
Com. Qazells, June 9.
The importance of purifying the blood can
not bo overestimated, for without pure
blood you cannot enjoy good heaUh.
At this season nearly every one needs a
good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich
the blood, and Hood s Sarsaparilla is worthy
your confidence. It is i*culiar in that it
strengthens and builds up the system, creates
an appetite, and tones the digestion, wliile
it eradicates disease. Give it a trial. /
Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all druggists.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
Partition Notice.
O.C.No.9l,March 1837. In re thepetition of
Jas 1). Fowser for partition of estate of Sa
rah B. Fowzer, dee'd.
And now to wit, June 7, A. D., 1887. Ser
vice having beeu accepted tor all the heirs
and legal representatives of Sarah B. Fowzer
dee'd, except Henrietta Fowzer, whose resi
dence is unknown. On motion of Messrs.
Williams & Mitchell the Court is requested
to order publication requiring the said Hen
rietta Fowzer to appear and show cause why
partition of real estate ot Sarah B. F owzer
should not l»e made accor ing to law.
June 7, ISS7, motion granted.
To Peter Kramer, High Sheriff of Butler
Couuty, Greeting:
We commanu you t.iat you make
kuowu by publication in one or
more of the weekly newspapers pub
lished in the county of Butler by
not less than three successive publications,
or by personal service of this writ, the con
tents of the foregoing petition and rule'.here
to be and appear before the Judges ot our
Orphan's Court at Butler on the 4th Monday
day of June, 1887, being the 27th day of said
month, to show cause, if any she may nave,
why the real estate of Sarah 15. Fowz >r, dec d,
should not be partitioned as prave 1 for.
Witness the Hon. A iron L. Hazjn, Presi
dent Judge of our said Court at Butler, this
7th day of June. 1387.
K \HM of 175 acres near It. It. station. !K) acres
improved liuid,convenient to Pittsburg; barn
is lW.il> and cost SIVW-is good a.s new---a good
room frame house, good orchard. 1 rice £OOO.
MlllllT PAY A CASH DIFFKHKN. K Oil 11 trade.
We have small and large farms for sale or trade
Patent and Pension eases prosecuted. Ivi-ad
the new pension laws and write to us
J H. STEVENSON K&Co s Agency,
WO Filth Ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
Butler, Pa., by Rev. W. E. Oiler, Mr.
Daniel A. Fred ley aud Miss Aggie M.
Leslie, both of Glade Mills.
day, Juue 7, 1887, at the Wiilard House,
Butler, Pa., by J. W. Brown, J. P., Mr,
Thorn." 1 * W. Aylsworth an;l Miss Aggie M.
O'Dounell, both of Clea field twp.
EMRICK—RODGERS—June 2, 1887, lu
Allegheny City, by Her. W. F. Connor,
Mr. A. F. Euiriok and M'ss Sue E. Rodg
e.-s, of Allegheny City," formerly of Clar
ington, Ohio.
E- Paiso lage, in Farmington, this county,
by Rev. E. F. Merritt, May 11, 1887, Mr.
Joseph Montgomery and Miss Catharine
B. Woolcutt, bolh of Hilliards, this county.
CARROLL -BOYD—At the rjsidenoe of T.
11. Lyon Esq., Butler. Pa., Juue 6, 1887,
by Rev. D. i.. Harnisa, U. S. Grant Car
roll and Miss Rose Boyd, both of St. Pe
tersburg, Clarion Co., Pa.
BIEIIL BEST—At the residence of the
bride's parents, by Rev. D. N. Har.iish,
June S, 1887, Mr. Geo. C. Biehl and Miss
Sarah Best, b>th of Butler, Pa.
SEATOX—On Thursday, June 2, 1887,
Rebecca, widow of Wm. Seaton, of Ve
nango twp., aged about 81 years.
Mrs. Seatou \v:-> the mother oi Amos, Wil
liam, Eiias and Lewis Seaton, all of whom
reside in this county, and one of whom,
Amos, is the present Republican candidate
for Couuly Treasurer.
PF.ARCE—At his home in Butler twp.,
June 2, 1887, Mr. John Pearce, in the 771h
year of his age.
Mr. Pearce was among; the oldest citizens
of this county. He was noted as a man of
strict integrity, ?.i well as being a very in
dustrious man. He wrs respited f a
neighbor aud friend by I who knew him.
His remains were interred in the South Cem
etery on Saturday If t.
FISHER —At his home in Allegheny twp.,
this county, on June 3, 1887, of pneumo
nia aud hemorrhage, Mr. Franklin Fisher,
aged (JO years, 3 months aud 25 days.
The news of the death ot Mr. Fish
er when received at this place wa3 a
shock to all who knew him. He had
lived a long and useful life among
our people and was respected by all
as a man of the greatest integrity and
worth. For many years he was en
gaged here in the brick making busi •
ness, which he carried on successful
ly. Some five or six years ago he
purchased and removed to the farm
of the lato Milton Maxwell, about
two miles northwest of Butler. Hav
ing sold this he purchased a farm in
Allegheny township and removed
there last spring a year. There was
no more industrious and honest citi
zen of the county than Frauklin Fish
er. In all the relations of life he was
an example In the English Luth
eran Church of this place for many
years he was a leading, liberal, con
eistant and upright member aud officer
nis remains were brought to But
ler, his old home, and interred in the
south cemetery on Sunday last. Be
fore burial they were taken to and
lay in the Church that he served so
loncj aud well. It was crowded on
the occasion of the services to his
memory and many who attended were
unable to obtain room or seats. The
services were conducted by the Rev.
I). L. Roth, pastor, assisted by the
Rev. J. B. Fox, of Emlenton, Pa.,
who accompanied the remains to this
place. Rev.Roth preached an impres
sive and appropriate funeral sermon,
taking his t?xt from Acts 11: 24:
"For he was a good man, and full of
the lloly Ghost and of faith" in
which he faithfully delineated the
charaeted of Mr. Fisher. Appropri
ate hvmns were sung, and when the
services were ended all present sought
an opportunity to view and take a
last look of all that remained of their
departed but esteemed neighbor and
The interment subsequently was
priva*3, but was attended by a very
large circle of mouruiag relatives of
his own and of Mrs Fisher's side of
the house. His four soas-ia-law,
Itev Henry Iv. Shanor, of Freeport,
Mr llarry Grayson, of Clarion, Mr.
George W. Shievcr, of this place, and
Mr. T. J. Critchlow, of Prospect,
acted as the pall bearers on the sad
occasion. Mr. Fisher was the father
of thirteen children, all of whom are
living. His widow and his children
have the sympathy of this entire com
munity in their great loss.
rariiyslcians' Prescriptions carefully co.a
pountled, and orders answered with care and
dispatch, our stock of medicines is complete,
warranted genuine, and of the best quality.
45 South Main Street,
S'UTLE-a, - IP-A_-
lAfAAITICn I »"«* Intelligent, tc
If Mil ICU LRU I represent in her own locality
uii o!tl firm. Reference*required. Permanent position
juid fc'ootl salary. GAY JC UltOS., 12 Barclay St.. N. Y.
The dav of the fisherman, he of
the rod and crawler, has begun, and
truth, crushed to earth duriug the
winter, will proceed to rise again.
While other merchants are singing the 5 - own praises, we cause oar customers
to acknowledge that our method of dealing is the best, our gocds second to 11 ce
in fact superior to many usually kept and sold as THE BEST. "Butler and surrounding'
country needed such a store a3 this,"' is the general encouraging words our customers give us, "and people will be
fast findinj it out too." We keep good and well made goods only. Our cheapest garment is sswed with first
class thread, trimmed, liued and made up in a substantial manner. Oar medium and better j,:ades take rank with
any Custom made in the way of fitting aud make up. while our PINE DRESS SUITS must be seen to be appre
ciated. OUR PRICES are decidedly the lowest. In short we desire to sta f ■» that we keep a full Hne of
Mens', Youths', Boys' and Childrens' Clothing
of all styles and grades. Every garment sold under a positive guarantee that it must be as represented or money
refunded. HATS, CAPS, UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, e f *!., in great variety. The latest styles of everything
pertaining to a first class clothing store always on hand. The true fitting white and fancy shirts always on hand.
We ask those who have not as yet patronized our store to give us a fair trial. We have no doubt of the ulti
mate result. We invite one and all to call on us before purchasing their Clothes, Underwear or Hats elsewhere.
Remember, no misrepresentation, be he judge or no judge of goods, at
JVCain Htreet, T3utlei*» jPa.
—Col. A. K. McClure advoeat2B
the abolition of the conferree system
in the Philadelphia Times as follows:
"The new Congressional apportion
ment gives both political parties in
this State an excellent opportunity to
escape from the evils of the boodle
conferree system of nominating can
• didates for Congress. Only four of
I the districts composed of more than
' one county are identical with districts
existing under the old apportionment,
and to retain the conferree system,
with its equal connty representation
and rotation features, would be to
create new antagonisms wherever one
or more counties have been brought
into a group in place of others de
tached for addition to new districts.
It is a most auspicious time for the
adoption of the popular convention
system with the party vote as the
basis of representation, in every coun
ty in the State. The larger a con
vention is the nearer it is to the peo
ple whom it represents, but it must
steer clear of being unwieldy aad must
therefore be small enough to make it
easy to preserve order and to prevent
fraud and mobocracy. A system of
Congressional rules, under which each
County Convention would be entitled
to choose one delegate for every 250
votes polled by its party in the coun
ty at the last preceding Presidential
or Gubernatorial election, would give
the composite districts popular but
not bulky conventions of from 32 * 3
90 delegates each. Representation
according to party vote would be
juster in the abstract than representa
tion according to population regardless
of party, but the evils of the corrupt
ing conferree system are too grave to
admit of pig headedness on the part of
those who would reform it out of ex
istence. If the population or town
ship basis will be adopted by some
districts that will not adopt the party
vote basis, encourage them to adopt
it. The main thing is to do awfty
with the machine conferee system."
A weekly newspaper, published every Fri
day morning at Butler, Pa., by JOHN H. Jr
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Address THE CITIZEN, Butler, Pa.
J. SLUSH, M. D.,
Has removed from Harmony to Butler and has
his offlce at. No. 9, Main St., three doors below
Lowry House. apr-30-tf.
The following arc the selling prices of mer
ehsnts of tins place :
Apples, per bushel, 75 to .$1.25
Butter, per pound, 10 to 15 cts.
Beans, per qt. 5 to lOcts.
Cabbage, new, 5 to 10 cts.
Caudles, uiold, 14 to 15. cts.
Carbon oil, 10 to 15cts.
Cheese, 15 to 18 cts per lb.
Crackers, 7 to 10 cts. per lb.
Chickens, per pair, 35 to 40. cts.
Coffee, Rio, 20 to 22 ct3.
Coffee, Java, 25 tp 28 etc.
Coff Boasted, 28 to 33 cts.
Coffee, grouud, 20 to 26 cts.
Eg"s, 18 cts. •
Fis.i, mackerel, 10 to 15 cts.
Flour, per barrel, $1.50 to £5.
Flour, per sack, 51.15 to $1.50..
Feed, chop, per 100 oouuds, -'•1 25.
Feed, bran, per 100 lo . sl.
Grain, wheat per bushel, sl.
Grain, oats per bushel 40 cts.
Grain, corn per bushel 40 cts.
Lard, 10 cts.
Ilarns, 14 cts.
Honey, 15 to 20 c''.
Shoulders, 10 cts,
Bacon, 12 cts.
Dried beef, 18 to 25.
I Corn meal, per pound, 2 cts.
I'eas, green, 40 c.ts per peck.
Potatoes, new, 50 cts "j 1 peck,
Bice, 5 to 10 cts.
Sugar, hard, 10 cts.
Sugar coffee, 7 cts.
Sugar, raw, 61 cts.
Soap, 6 to 10 cts.
Salt, per barrel, sl.lO,
Tea, liysou, Gunpowder, etc., 50 cts. to sl.
Tea, Japan, etc., 60 to 60 cts.
Tea, Breakfast, 10 to 80 ctw.
Tallow, 8 cts.
Tiiuatby seed. $2,
Clover " $5,50
Washed wool 25 to 30 cts.
Unwashed wool, 16 to 20 cts.
• The only brand of Laundry Soap
awarded a fust class medal at the
New Orleans Exposition. Guaran
teed absolutely pure, and for general
household purposes is the very best
Swithin C. Shortlidge's Academy,
For Yomiir Moil and ltoys, Mctlla, l*a.
12 miles from Philadelphia. Pixel price covers
every expense, even books. Ac. No extra
charges. Incidental expenses- -No cxamlna
tlou for admission. Twelve exi>erleneed teach
ers. all men ami all graduates. Special oppor
lunities for apt students to advance rapliLy.
special drill fir dul and backward boys, ra
tions or students may ulcer any studies or
Choose the regular English, Scientific. Business,
classical or civil Engineering course, students
tutted at Media Academy are now In Harvard,
Yale. ITlnceton and ten other Colleges end
Polytechnic Schools, 10 students sent to eel
lege lu IS*<>. 15 in r—». lu in tsSo. It) lu ISSti. A
graduating class every year in the commercial
department. A Physical and chemical Laal
ratorr, <;vmna«lum and Hall c.rouml. i">oo vo's.
added to Library In usa. Physical apparatus
doubled In ls<t. Media has seven eliurchcs and
a temperance charter which prohibits the falc
of all Intoxicating drinks. For new illustrated
circular address the Principal and IToprteiar.
Graduate) Media, Pjl b-C-86-Iy |
County Auctioneer,
If prepared to serve the public of this section
at vendues, etc. Having had many years of
experience he can guiraniee perfect satisfac
tion at rates that will suit ail. Leave word
at this oQlee. 3,5,84.1y
® Ready Mixed.
50, CO, 7r, to t.Oo per gal. BEST
Shipped anywhere, all shades. Prop?rty own
ers order direct. Also 2 and 3 ply Felt Itootlnv
wit h best coating and Cement. Agents wanted.
Color card price list free. ATLAS PAINT CO..
P. O. BOX 260, I*lt "bt" g, Pa
No. 35 McKean Street,
Meals at all hours. Open all Night. Breakfas
sc, Dinner 2Dc, Supper 25e. 1 jdging2.">c,
[l2-4-auij ST J .OK NIXON, Prop'r,
Office No. 65 South Main Street,
Pliysiciau oud S«*^fon,
Ofllceon Main St., over Kemper's store.
Sutler, - Penn'a.
All work pertaining to the profession " execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties :—Uold Killings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalizeu Air administered.
Offlcc on JcfTcrson Street, on*' door East of Lowry
llousc, I'p stair*,
office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. 'cmnmnlcaUuns bv mail receive
prompt attention,
N. B.—The OP'V Dentist in Butler r Irj the
best makes of tecr'i.
Physician and Surgeon,
No. 10 West Cunninghum St.,
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
Near New Court House—formerly Donaldson
House—good accommodations for travelers.
Good stabling connected.
[l-u-'so-ly] II EITENMULLEIt. Prop'r.
Homes For Everybody.
The Feoples' Building aud Loan Associa*
tion ol Butler. — Par value of each share f 100
This Association pays the borrower #IOO
per Hliare, with a weekly expense to him
of only 12 cts, in addition lo a his regular
dues. For lurther information c 11 ou or ad-
Pres llutler, Fa
Advertise in the CITIZEN.