Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, June 17, 1887, Image 2

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Republican County Ticket.
Call for the Republican State
( Philadelphia, June 9.
The Republican State Conventior
will be held in the Opera House, at
Harrisbnrg, on the third Wednes
day ot Aogust, the 17th. 1887, at 10
o'clock, a.m., for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for State Treas
urer and Judge o( the Supreme Court,
and for the transaction of other busi-
Q6BO •
The attention of Republicans
throughout the State is respectfully
directed to the following Permanent
Rules for the holding of State Con
ventions and the conduct of the
FIRST, That Delegates to the
State Convention shall be chosen in
tho manner in which candidates for
the General Assembly are nominat
SECOND, Hereafter the State Con
ventions of the Republican Party
shall be held not earlier than the
third Wednesday of August, except
in the year of the Presidential elec
tion, when it shall be held not more
than thirty days previous to the day
fixed foe the National Convention,and
except in Gubernatorial years. At
least days' notice shall be given
of the date of the State Conven
Third, That we recommend to the
county organizations, that in their
rales they allow the largest freedom
in the general participation in the
primaries consistent with the preser
vation of the party organization.
The State Convention of June 30,
1886, having abolished Senatorial
representation, Delegates to the ap
proaching State Convention will be
selected according to the number of
Representatives in the Legislature to
which each county or city is entitled
under the Representative Apportion
ment law passed at the recent ses
sion of the Legislature.
Tuos. V, COOPER,
THE Governor has vetoed the bill
proriding for extensive repairs upon
the State Capital at Harrisbnrg.
Thk addition to the Eitenmiller
House, South Main street, is nearing
completion and makes a fine improve
TH« death of Judge Mercur will
make Jndge Gordon, Chief Justice for
the balance of bis term, which ends
the first of January 1889.
MAJOR JOHN H. EWING, one of the
oldest and most respected citizens of
this State, died at his home in Wash
ington, Pa., on the 9th inst, in the
91st year of his age. He was dis
tinguished for a long life of useful
ness and integrity and few men were
more favorably known. He was an
uncle of James G. Blaine and Mr.
Blaine always made tho house of
Major Ewing his stopping place when
visiting Washington.
THE Democratic County Conven-
Hon on Monday last paßßed off more
quietly and orderly than usual on
such occasions. There was not by
any means the number of people in
town that were on the Monday previ
ous at the Republican County Con
vention, but th is absense of interest
in their nominations doubtless arose
from the absense of any hopes of
success in the fall. Their ticket is
is composed of generally very good
and respectable men, but with the
exception of one Commissioner and
one Auditor, which the law secures
to the minority, they are all destricd
to go under in November.
THE reported death of Mr. James
Rodgers recalls to mind one of the
most singular characters ever known
in Butler. From earliest .youth we
recollect him. He elaimcd to have
power over snakes, nnd his claim was
often verified by his having in p.nd
about his person large suakes. On
one occasion he came into town,
• from his work in the evening, with a
large rattlesnake coiled around one of
bis armß. While he had hold of it
bj the neck yet it seemed not dispos
ed to resist any of his movements
with it. He was therefore rat* <1 ns
a snake charmer and prided himself
in being able to catch and tnm« and
have snakes about him,
He was a good hearted and kind
man with all, but a heavy drinker.
It is several years since he has been
much about Butler, and is now said
to have died at the house of Mr. John
McDivitt, in Clay twp ,on Taeßday
last. He must have been a man of
Mar 90 years of age.
The Democratic Convention. —
Those Wonderful "Resolu
EDS. CITIZEN: The proceedings of
the Democrats iu their County Con
vention last Monday are so amusing
as to make them the subject of re
mark. They "resolute" in every
conceivable way and on all subjects
they thought might catch them a
vote. The effort was to spread a net
wide enough to take in a!i manner
offish, but it will only capture gud
geons. They appeal to every preju
dice and evidently seek to create ani
mosity among citizens. W hat they
don't "denounce" they "deplore,"
with tears in their eyes no doubt.
They made another heroic effort to
keep up the historic reputation of
their party as one "of obstruction
ists." Allow me briefly to refer to
the "resolutions'* they passed as
proof of this:—
The first one says, "they re-aflirm
the principles of the Chicago platform
on which Grover Cleveland was elect
ed." Now, who, or how many of
that Convention if called upon could
tell what those "principles" were.'
The only thing remembered about
that "platform" is its declaration for
"a tariff for revenue only. ' And from
this has arisen the great split in their
party one wing led by Morrison,
Carlisle, etc., iu favor of the "revenue
only"idea,and tbe other wing by Ran
dall etc.,for tbe Republican doctrine of
a tariff for protection. On this tarifi
question tbe two wings have so differ
ed and quarreled that they have been
unable to do anything in Congress so
far on the subject and arc without
prospect or hope of ever agreeing in
their views. Is not tbe reference to
the Chicago platform then an unfor
tunate one? .
The second and third resolutions
"endorse" President Cleveland and
Mr. Speaker Carlisle, and the fourth
and fifth "denounce" the Republicans
as usual and according to rule.
The sixth resolution is the most
fearfully and wonderfully made of the
lot Nobody can be found who is
able to interpret it. It seems to have
reference to our Judges and Courts,
and, although carefully avoiding to
say so, is an indirect endorsement of
whiskev drinking and license. Our
Judges themselves have reasoD to
take exceptions to such a partisau en
dorsement. To be endorsed by the
Democratic party on the whiskey
question places them in wrong corn
pan v, and thev might well exclaim,
"what have 1 done that my enemy
praises me." Tbe resolution, after
"congratulating" the people upon the
"private characters" of our Judges,
and so forth, winds up by saying, that
they, the Democrats, "deplore the ac
tion of the Republican party, through
its convention and press, in unjustly
reflecting upon the judicial action of
our Courts." Now, when tbe Demo
crats "deplore" anything it makee a
bad state of affairs. The sincerity of
the "deplore" bobs immediately up
in every intelligent man's mind.
Poor fellows, bow sympathetic and
sincere they are! What wasted grief
and sorrow! For a long time they
have been accustomed to "deplore"
everything good, every reform aud
every progress iu politics or society.
They "deplore" the late war against
rebellion aud they will no doubt keep
on deploring while the spirits move
But what was in the action of the
Republican party or convention that
should cause this "deplore?" The
late Republican County Convention,
to which we suppose is referred,
merely and very mildly expressed re
gret that a retrograde movement had
been made on the license question.
Was there anything wrong or untrue
in that? To "retrograde" means to
go back—to move backward, not for
ward. Last } ear we had no licenses
granted by the Court. This year
there were licenses granted. Was
this not retrograding or going back—
to license? Certainly it was—and
almost everybody so expressed them
selves at tbe time.
But wo mußt hasten to the balance
of the "resolutcs " The seventh one
Bays, "that they favor Buch legisla
tion as best promotes the interests of
the laboring men." Of course they
do—and always have—more particu
larly in their "free trade" doctrines
and against the protection principle
that gives the laboring man good
wages and steady employment.
The eighth say that they "denounce
gambling in wheat, coffoe and other
necessaries of life." Our breath was
almost taken when reading this reso
lution. The first thing that will
strike the mind is the omission of one
of the impottant "necessaries of life "
After wheat, rye should have came
in, "old rye." It is one of the "ne
cessaries of life," according to Demo
cratic usage, and iB protected by their
doctrine of hostility to all 'Sumptu
ary laws." But then there is coffee
too This raises a new issue in our
politics And it is hard to tell w here
it may run to Coffee is used by ull
and no man or set of men should
gamble in it. It appears that there
has been a failure in the coffee crop
of Brazil, or some other country, and
as a consequence the price has gone
up. But this cannot last long. The
price is already coming down. The
Democrats have less cause to com
plain about coffee than other people,
because they have other stimulants
to full back upon. There was but
one addition that should have been
made to this resolution, and then the
whole ground would have been cover
ed. They should have added tea
By this they would have drawn the
sympathy of the women to their
ticket and cause. And then they
should have wound up by denounc
ing and deploring the existence of the
bad place, and their labors would
have been complete. Yours, <fec.,
June 15,'87. BUTLER.
From Butto City, Montana.
June 9, 1887.
KIM. CITIZEN: In a recent letter
your correspondent called attention
to the place accorded Montana
in the lint of mineral producing States
uml Territories, as shown by the re
port of the Director of the U. S Mint,
fur the year 1880; and also to the
fact, that if the yield of the copper
mines had been taken inlo the account
and added to the output of the gold
and silver mines, Montana would
stand first on the list, and Colorado
in common with the golden Slate of
California would be following in her
And now, Mr. Editor, with your
permission 1 will add a few lines con
cerning the metropolis of the mining
district of Montana. Hntte City en
joys that distinction na<l with the sub
urban villages of Walkerville.Centre
ville, Meaderville. llocker, Burlington
and South Butte has a population of
25,000. Helena, the Territorial Cap
ital, with a population of about 10,-
000. is the political and perhaps the
society centre of the Territory, nnd
until recently was the leading city in
point of population aud business, and
it is with no little reluctance that she
must vield the palm to this more
prosperous city.
The rail road traffic of Rutte is of
more importance than all the rest of
Montana Take for instance the
single item of copper, last year the
four smelters lcctit'd here and one at
Anaconda, produced 60,000,000 lbs.,
of copper, and it is estimated that the
product for the present year will
reach 80,000,000 pounds, add 40 per
ctnt. for dross and we have an ag
gregate of 112,000,000 pounds. This
onlv one of the plums for which the
railroads leading East enter into com
petition- Sixty car loads of ore are
shipped from here daily to supply the
smelter at Anaconda Here are five
of the largest quartz mills in the
world in active operation. J>ut the
people of Butte are especially proud
of such well known mines jis the
Alice, Anaconda, Blue Bird, the two
Colusas, Gagnon (pronounced Gon
zon), Lexington, Moulton and Par
rot. Besides a score of other mines
of less note, or that arc awaiting de
velopment and which are destined to
add largely, not only to the trade and
traffic of this city but to the wealth
of the world. >'o railroad coming
within 200 miles of Butte and having
and independent Eastern outlet can
afiord to ignore this city. The
freight traffic being so very large,
every road will want its share. It
follows that Butte is destined to be
a railroad center in the near future.
This mountain city is nearly 6,000
feet abovo the sea, hence if your
readers should discover any tendency
to wind in this correspondence, they
will please not attribute it to the
lightness of the mountain air, or im
agine that the "winds" are aiways
blowing in this elevated region, for
we do have the gentle breeze, and
even calm days, BO you are liable to
get the darker side by aud by, for
every man that cornea here does not
build a quartz mill, or a smelter, nor
does every prospector find a Biuebird
mine. This city is not only located
in the high mountains, but it is on a
mountain side, BO our streeta running
north and south have a steep grade,
and just now the grade of the princi
pal streets is beiog discussed as the
business men have a project on hand
to supply the city with a system of
street railways, an engineer is now
visiting Eastern cities seeking light
as to the best motive power to be
used; it is believed that electric
power will be used on the line leading
from the business center of Batte to
South Butte where the union depot
is located, aud that the cablo power
will be used on the Walkerville aud
Centreville line. More anon,
Re-union a I S. W. Moore's.
June Oth, 18S7.
The friends and neighbors of S. W.
Moore to the number of three hun
dred or more met at his residence in
Brady twp , to have U good time, and
of that number over two hundred
were related to the host aud hostess.
After dinner, which wa3 a good one,
Miller Cornelius, master of cere
monies, called on Itev. Patterson to
open the afternoon exercises with
prayer, then Rev. Shaw was called to
make the re-union address which he
did by giving a history of the Moore
family from the year 1820 to the
present; then the Rev. Patterson
made a t-hort speech which was well
received; then I)r. W. R. Cowden
was called but did not respond; then
W. Irvin Scott was called and could
not be found; then P. M Scott was
called and said a few words; then J.
J. Cornelius was called and made a
nice little speech; then the chairman
was called and made the funny
speech; then the 133 d Psalm was
sung and the benediction pronounced
by the llev. Shaw; after which we
all left for home feeling that we had
spent a pleasant day together.
F J.W.Mc.
On the Death of J. W. Lintz.
June 13, 1887.
Resolutions of Condolence adopted
by Watson Brothers Post, Xo,
432, G A.lt. on the death of J. W.
WHEREAS, God in His wise provi
dence has for the second time entered
our little band and taken from it a
faithful member, therefore be it
Resolved 1, That in his death we
have lost a dear friend and brave
Comrade, and while we mourn in
sadness the loss of one so kind, we
are also persuaded that our loss is
his eternal gain, and in submission
to God's will would sav, "lie doeth
all things well."
2, That in the departure of our
Comrade we realize the uncertainty
of life, and hear the voice saying
unfo us, "Be ye also ready; for in
such an hour as ve think not the son
of man cometh."
3, That we tender to the lonely
wife and dear friends our heartfelt
sympathy,aud may he to us all prove
an added link in an invisible chain
which shall draw our hearts nearer
bis heavenly home, until we are per
mitted to enter tha fold and with him
Bee our loving Shepherd face to
4, That those resolutions be re
corded in the minutes of the society,
and a copy printed in the county pa
pers, also a copy Bent to the family of
A Card of Thanks.
PORTEUSVILLE, PA , June 13, 1887.
EDS CITIZEN: At a regular meeting
of the Watson Bro'.s Post, 432 G
A. 11., the following resolution was
Resolved, That this Post does ex
press its sincere gratitude to all who
in any way contributed or assisted in
the proper observance of Memorial
Day, and especially the choirs of the
different churches in the bounds of
the Post. Also for the use of the II
P. Church for memorial service and
the Presbyterian Church on Decora
tion Day. And we were exceedingly
pleased at the attendance of the Sun
day schools, the lodge of I () 0 1'" ,
all of whose presence added so much
to the success of the occasion.
Rrxoh-ed. That the above resolu
tion be published in the ({tiller and
New Castle papers.
By order of Post
T. MOCONNEI.I,, Committee.
For the Butler Citizen.
MESSRS. EDITORS: The commence
ment exercises of B'airsville Ladies'
Seminary were held last week. The
examinations and the entire graduat
ing exercises were highly gratifying
to its friends and patrons. The grad
uates were Miss L. A. Atkiusou,
daughter of Key. John S. Atkinson,
of Sarversville, Butler Co., Pa ; Miss
L. R. Marquis, Diusmore, Pa , and
M iss H. E. Sterling, Blairsville, Pa.
The annual address was given by
Kev. J. I). Moffat, D.D., President of
Washington and Jefferson College.
His subject was "The Higher Educa
tion of Women." The address was
excellent. A.
Birthday Party.
On thefith day of this month, June,
Mr. Matthew Hilliard, of Washing
ton twp , was 54 years of age. and
his wife Mrs. Jermiah Hilliard was
52 years of age. Thirty two years
ago on the 7th of June, they were
joined together in matrimony, having
been married on their birthday,
which so seldom occurs.
The neighbors gathered together,
coming from all parts, to the number
of 150, to celebrate not only the anni
versary of the birth of this estimable
couple, but also their marriage. Af
ter a pleasant chat among those as
sembled dinner was served, and, to
use a common expression, "the table
fairly groaned" with the good things
When all had satisfied their appetites,
Mr. A. Burnett, of Greenville, Mercer
county, called the meeting to order
and nominated A. Barickman as
The meeting was opened by Mrs.
Pr. Weshabaugh, Miss Black, Miss
Fish, Mies Coulter and Mrs. Wm.
Holland, Jr., singing a hymn, in
which many others joined heartily
and which waseDjojed by all present.
Rev. B 11. Fish, of Moniteau, being
called upon to address the meeting,
spoke of it being an exhibition of the
people's social qualities, their kind
ness and good will to one another.
The aged couple, he said, were now
on the road to the setting sun, and
it was befitting in their neighbors to
assemble and greet them on their
Mr. Burnett was selected to pre
sent the presents which had been
provided for the occasion and which
in velue amounted to about SSO. Mr
Burnett made a very excellent and
appropriate address, as he generally
does on such occasions. The pres
ents were thankfully received by the
aged couple. The class then sung
"Sweet Bye and Bye," and the pro
ceedings were closed by Rev. Fish
offering a very appropriate prayer
All went home pleased with what
had occurred.
Re-union of the 134 th.
The re-union of the 134 th Regi
ment, I*. V. I , held at Rock Point,
on Thursday, June 9th was very en
joyable to the members present The
attendance was not as large as might
have been expected on account of
some mistake or oversight in not
getting tho bill* out. but arrange
ments were made so that all will be
notified in due time next year. Col.
M. S. Quay under whose command
the regiment was mustered was
present. The oration was delivered
by Rev, S. Forgeus, a member of Co
C. At their business meeting a com
mittee of ten, one from each compa
nv, was appointed to correspond with
members of their several companies,
and to see that they all would be no
tified concerning the time and place
of their next re-uuion, which the
committee will designate at a later
date. This regiment wa3 raised in
Butler, Lawrence aud Beaver coun
ties, —four companies being from the
first two, and two companies from the
last named county—during the sum
mer of 1802, aud were sent to the
front icimdciately, and during the
second battle of Bull Run were under
command of Gen. Fritz John I'or
They marched with the army to
South Mountain aud Antietam, ar
riving at Antietam early on the
morning after the secoud days fight.
Their first introduction to the John
nies was a reconnoisance across the
Potomac after that battle, in which
they secured the praise of their com
manding officers, They made tha
fii.al and forlorn hope charge at Fred
ericksburg,in which they lost heavily.
Many Butler county homes were
made desolate at this terrible slaugh
They were in Burnside's niud
march and took part in the battle of
Chancellorsville, part of the regiment
being in that battle after their time
had expired. The regiment was al
most wholly composed of young men,
the average being, it is said, about
twenty-two years, they were muster
ed out on the 2fith of May. 1863.
Nearly all re-enlisted iu different reg
iments and served until the war was
over. Ail tho old 134 th boys should
make it a point to attend their next
re-union. A.
Dedication of Odd Fellow's
The following program has beeu
arranged for the dedication of the
Odd Fellow's Hall, at Prospect, Pa.,
Saturday, June 25, 1887.
AH Brothers will meet at Lodge
room ready to start on the parade at
1:30 p.m. The procession to move
through the principal streets to the
Opening Ode.
Address of Welcome—Prof. P. A.
Shanor, West Newton, Pa.
Response—Hon. L. /. Mitchell,
Butler, Pa
Music by Prospect Cornet Baud.
"Prejudice Against Odd Fellow
«hip"—Hon I). I'. Packard, Green
ville, Pa.
"Tho Fundamental Principles of
Odd Fellowship"--!Ion.J. W. Ilaney,
Pittsburg, Pa.
"Does it Pay to be an Odd Fel
low?" Hon. Jas. B. Nicholson,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Closing Ode.
These exercises will be open and
free to all. Let everybody come.
Don't forget the date,
An Extensive Drain.
Messrs Owen Brady and Henry
Hilenmiller are now having dug out
one of the tn.st important drains that
has yet been made in our towij It
is intended to commence at the Brady
Building, west side, aril thence
through lots on that square to the
alley leading west from the Kitenrnil
ler I louse and thenc'J to tho creek
Its purpose is as a sewer aud it will
drain not only those two properties
but that of several other* who intend
connecting with it Tiic buildings
on this iqtiare.on Main street, as
well as the Eitenmiller House proper
ty, have for years been much annoy
ed by water in th i cellars which
could not bo drained cut. The sewer
being made will b; a (Jeep one aud
laid with large drain ppo It will
accomplish a good piKi ose to many
lot holders in that quarter of the
town, who will connect with it and
thus aid Messrs Brady and Hi ten
miller in the expensf of it j making.
It will carry everything by a steep
grade to the creek-
Death of Miss Prugh.
The sudden death of Miss Etta
Prugh. of the Orphans Home of this
place, last Saturday, was quite a
shock to our citizens. Her death is
deeply regretted. On Sunday even
ing the Young Woman's Christian
Temperance Uuion of this place, of
which she was an active member,
met in special meeting and passed
the following resolutions:
WHEREAS, God in his all wise
providence has called away,by death,
one of our most beloved members,the
first President and now Vice Presi
dent of cur Uuion, Miss Etta K
Prugh, therefore be it
Resolved, That while we recognize
the wisdom of our God in this sud
den visitation of death, we, the mem
bers of the Union, as a Uuion and as
her friend, feel deeply oar loss, which
deprives the Union of one of its best
and dearest members and most de
voted workers and the members of
the Uniou of a dear friend.
Resolved, That, knowing her
faithful and consistent Christian life,
we leel assured our loss is her gain
and that she will receive her just re
ward in the home her Father has pre
pared for His children.
Resolved, That we tender our
heartfelt sympathy to her sorrowing
family, and will pray that God may
comfort them iu their great aftiic
Resolved, That we will ever re
member her active and earnest work
and good influence in our Union.
Resolved, That the members of the
Union will attend the funeral in ft
Resolved, That wo tender a floral
offering as a tribute of respect to our
deceased member.
Resolved, That we wear the badge
of mourning of the Union for a term
of one month.
Tho following is a touching and in
structive incident in the life of Miss
Prugh, and as a warning to all ap
porpriate to be here recorded. It
appears that when some three or four
weeks ago the death of Mrs. I)ain
was reported here, which then turned
out iucorrcct, but happened feince on
the same day of that of Miss Prugh,
the latter was appointed by the Y
W.C T.U. to prepare resolutions of
respect to the memory of Mrs. Dain-
This she did at the time and the res
olutions she had written were found
among the papers of the Society on
Sunday last aud read as follows:
WHEREAS, It has pleased Almigh
ty God, the giver of life and the dis
poser of all human events, to take
from earth to himself in heaven our
beloved sister, Mrs. Dain, County
Superintendent of Temperauce work,
and one of the organizers of our soci
ety, and,
WHEREAS, From our first acquaint
ance we recognized in her a self
sacrificing and able temperance work
er, an humble and devoted Christian
and a true mother, therefore,
Resolved, That we deeply mourn
her departure, just at the time when
she seemed to be most needed in the
work of hastening the coming of the
great temperance jubilee to our State
and Nation,
Resolved, That in our labor of love
as members of the Y W.C.T.U. we
will always cherish her memory and
strive to imitate her virtues.
Resolved, That this resolution be
recorded upon the minutes and pub
lished in the town papers and a copy
be sent to the bereaved family.
Hit With a Club.
From Pittsburg Dispatch of Thursday.]
A very large contingent from Pino
Creek and Wexford were on haud to
see fair play in a felonious assault and
battery suit before Alderman Mc-
Nulty, of Allegheny, yesterday.
John Newman, the prosecutor, was
in a badly used up condition, and the
defendants and aevoral of the wit
nesses were more or less battered.
On Saturday night a dance was
held to celebrate the erection of a
blacksmith shop on the Butler pike.
Joseph Brooker, proprietor of the
Wexford House, got into a quarrel
with a man named Sarver. Newman
interfered in the interest of peace and
a general fight ensued, nearly all the
male guests taking part, Iu the
melee Newman had the lower part of
his face crushed in by a club, numer
ous teeth being knocked out, r.nd his
his head was terribly cut and bruised
with some blunt instrument. New
man was taken out unconscious aud
a physician sent for, who dressed the
injured man's wounds and succeeded
in stopping a hemorrhage which
threatened to be fatal. Newman then
mado an information before Alderman
McNulty against Joseph Brooker,
Andrew Enders, Walter Stevenson,
John Emmit, Andrew Stonwall and
John Caldwell for felonious cssault
and battery, alleging that his injuries
were due to the exertions of thy da.
At the hearing yesterday afternoon
Brooker, Hnders, Stevenson and Ktn
mil were held for court in S.OOO eacb;
Calwcll was discharged, aud a pro.
cess was issued for Stone.vall, who
failed to appear. Newman is still
very weak.
A Lawrence County Sensation.
Anthony Comstock, tho agent of
the Society for the Suppression of
Vice, was in the city Saturday, and
with Constable 11. 11. Schaeffer went
to Nashua, where they arrested Mrs
Jerry Baurnan, the wife of one of
Lawrence county's best known citi
zens, and took her to Pittsburg, where
an information had been made in the
U. S. District Court by Comstock,
charging her with using tho U. S.
Mail for illegal purposes. The charge
charge is based on a circular which
has been widely distributed through
out tho country, advertising nostrum
Mrs. Buuman was brought before
United States Commissioner McCand
less. The defendant waived a hear
ing, and #nve bail in sl,soofor court,
her husband and her sister going on
her bond. The affair has caused con
siderable surprise, and those who are
acquainted with Mrs. Bauman feel
i-ure there is a mistake somewhere
The circulars were signed by Mrs. M.
Browolee, and It was under that
name Mrs. Bauinau was arrested. A
suspension of public sentiment is ask
ed until after the triul of the case.
Ak c "l Comstock has done some hasty
things and this may be one of those.
New Castle Ncw».
Has Been Found at Last.
KAHW'AY, N.J, Juno 15—The
city ollL'ials hero have received a dis
patch from the Sheriff of Marion Co.,
111,, stating that the police hold Cas
per Strouibaoke in prison at that
place for the murder ol th) girl found
dead on the road hero i- orn J lime ago.
The dispatch states tbut Stroiubaoko
bus con Tested his ctiino.
Interesting Cure of Insanity.
An interesting instance of fighting
insanity by insanity has recently been
noticed among the Blackwell's Island
patients. Two lunatics had been re
ceived who were disposed to commit
suicide. In addition each possessed
a special delusion, one to thj effect
that ho was a sow, the other that his
head was an iron ball, and was to be
rolled along the floor. They carried
these beliefs into action, one striking
his head against tho padded walls of
his cell, the other rolling his head,
and of course his body with it, along
the floor. The two patients were
placed together, and each was private
ly informed of the other's weakness
and warned to watch his companion
to prevent him taking his own life
Thus each had a charge in the other.
Their vigilance was unceasing.
Each supposed himself perfectly sane
and this belief was accompanied by
considerable scorn for the other's
weakness of intellect and accompany
ing delusions. Gradually under the
influence of this treatment the pa
tients were observed to improve. To
have their attention centered on defin
ite duty and on objects externa! to
themselves proved a tonic for their dis
eased minds, and gradually a com
plete cure wa3 effected, and they re
ceived their discharges from the asy
Oil Notes.
Another good well was obtained
last Saturday on the George Knox
farm, Parker twp , this county,which
is making from 40 to 50 barrels. It
was put down by Jorden Bros, and
Knox and is near the county line.
Tho well drilled on the farm of Ex-
Sheriff Harvey Thompson, Centre
twp ,is worked a 9 a mystery—why
we have not been able to learn—but
this mystery business was thought to
be played out. Wo hope that the
report that it is a success will soon be
The limits of the Reibold field
southwest are thought to be defined,
but drilling coutiaues down the cretk
and it is believed good rock will be
found in other parts of that section of
the country.
The oil market continues depress
ed, the figure standing with little
change since last week.
HON. JAMES G. BLAINE, wife and
two daughters, sailed for Europe last
THE Democrats of this county at
their Convention on Monday last pre
sented the name of Judge McMichael
of this district to their State Conven
tion for the nomination for Judge of
the Supreme Court. This is a move
ment that we presume there would
be no objection to in this section. If
a Democrat were to be elected we be
lieve Judge McMichael qualified for
the position, but the Republican
State Convention will no doubt place
in nomination a capable man, and if
so his certain election would fol
WO<)l,Cl'Tl' M<)NT(iOMKFi'V-At the M.
E. Parsonage' in Farmington. this county,
June 9, 18S7, by Rev. L. F. Merritt, Mr.
William W. Woolcutt, atxl Miss Clara
Jane Montgomery, butti of Venango town
ship, Butler Co., Pa.
dence of Rev. J. T. StfU'y, Freeport, Pa.,
June 10, 1887, Mr. W. S. Cruikshank and
Miss Aleta M. flepler, both of Sarversville,
Butler county, Pa.
GIBSON—McGARVEY—In Fairview, tliis
county, June 14, 1887, l>y Itev. A. B. C.
McFarland, William Gib wn, Esq.,
of Petrolia, and Mrs. Nannie McGarvey,
of Fairview.
[We extend congratulations (o our friend
Gibson and the better half which he has
CLARK —MILLER—June 15, 1387, at the
residence of the bride's parents, Ilutier,
Pa., by Rev. W. E. Oiler, William B.
Clark, M. 1)., of Douglass, Mich., and
Miss Jessie F. Miller.
at the residence of the bride, Butler, Pa.,
by Itev. W. E. Oiler, Mr. William S.
Montgomery, of Butler, and Miss Grace
K earns.
WHITE—HAMMOND— AtCorry, I'a., June
14, 18S7, Mr. P. W. White, of Texas,
and Miss Clara Hammond, of Corry.
Rev. John S. McKee, at bis residence,
Mr. R. W. Alston and Miss Mary J,
Thompson, both of Allegheny, Pa.
COOK —BEST —At the residence of the
bride's parents, June 12, 1887, by Rev.
D. N. Harnisb, Joseph L. Cook, of pe
trolia, and Miss Jennie B. Best, of But
ler, Pa.
PRIIGH —On Saturday afternoon, June 11,
1887, Etta, daughter of Hey, V C. I'rugh,
of Butlur, aired 23 years.
SNYJJER —At bis home in Brady township,
th is county, Sunday Morning, June 12,
1887, Mr. Zephania Snyder, in the 76th
year of his age.
For the past fourteen years Mr. Sayder has
been » sull.trer, and for the pist thre jan in-
Valid and confined to his house. He was an
upright, outspoken man In hlsopini<us and
thoroughly honest in all his transactions.
As a member of the church and as a citizen,
he performed all his duties in
bis community anil died respected by all.
He leaves a widow and nine children liviug
to n'otirn tiiejr Joss, as well ntn number of
grand-children and a large circle of relatives.
His remains were laid t> rest in the Muddy
creek Presbyterian church grave yard on
on Monday last, follow-1 t > the grave by a
large concourse of neighbors and friends.
|)A |N—On Saturday Morning, June 11,
|nß7, at the residence of her father, Dr.
it. B. Mowry, 212 North Ave., Allegheny
city, Kli/.ibetli It, wife ol James K.
I)ajn, of J-Yeeport, I'a., -J years.
The death oi' tltia utiinabto lady Is
greatly regretted. As an active worker in
every good cause she WM held in high re
gard by all who knew her. As the Presi
dent of the Woman's Christian Temperance
Union of this ounty.slu «as a:tive in th<:
o.mso and oftg.i di-.p!avei) mi|.:h a'tilitf i i
its management,. On Tuesday, the day af
ter her funeral, she was t > preside at a
semi annual mooting o! llie I'm -n at Mil
lerstown. The society, as well n- all good
oitii iiH, \iiil l.iisy her in their oii'uloa I.ore
after. But btiing a good woman, her deeds
will live and her works will foil >w her.
The importance of puiifying the blood can
not ho overestimated, for without pure
hlood you cannot enjoy good health.
At this season nearly every one needs a
good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich
tho blood, and flood's fiarsaparlHa Is worthy
your confidence. It Is peculiar lu that It
strengthens and builds up tho system, creates
an appetite, and tones the digestion, while
it eradicates disease. Give It a trial.
Hood's Sarsapaiilla Is sold by all druggists.
Prepared by C. I. liood & Co., Lowell, .Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
For Sale.
A fresh cow for sale. Er (juire at
this office.
While other merchants are singing their cwn praises, we cause our customers
to acknowledge that our method of dealing is the best, our go< ds second to none
in fact superior to many usually kept and sold as THE BEST. "Butler and surrounding
country needed such a store as this,"' is the general encouraging words our customers give us, "and people will be
fast finding it out too. We keep good and well made goods only. Our cheapest prarment is sewed with first
class thread, trimmed, lined and made up in a substantial manner " Our medium and better grades take rank with
any Custom-made in the way of fitting and make up. while our FINE DRESS SUITS must be seen to be appre
ciated. OUR PRICES are decidedly the lowest. In short we desire to state that we keep a full line of
Mens', Youths', Boys' and Childrens' Clothing
of all styles aud grades. Every garment sold under a positive guarantee that it must be as represented or money
refunded. II ATS, CAPS, L NDERWEAR, HOSIERY, etc ,in great variety. The latest styles of everything
pertaining to a first class clothing store always on hand. The true fitting white and fancy shifts alwavs 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
Main Street, "Butler* Pa.
An Early Harvest.
SPRINGFIELD, 111 , June 11—Re
ports received by the Department of
Agriculture show that there is a
slight iucrease iu the area devoted to
corn, and the general condition is
above the average for June. Much
of it has been cultivated the second
The area devoted to sorghum is
about half as large as last season, and
its condition is a full average for
June 1. W r inter wheat promises an
average yield per acre. Harvest will
commence much earlier than usual.
Spring wheat, oats, rye, barley and
flax are in fair conditiou. Tobacco
has made good growth during the
last month, and has an area equal to
that of last season.
Meadows ami pastures have suffer
ed greatly from the drouth, but have
improved since the recent rains. The
area devoted to Irish potatoes is
much larger than that of last season,
and thejcondition is above the aver
age for June 1. The fruit prospect is
about the same as last year at this
A Jury to Try Sharp Finally
NEW Y'ORK, June 15. —The jury in
the Jacob Sharp briberp trial was
completed late this afternoon. Mr.
Sharp was committed to the custody
of the Sheriff, but was permitted to
go to his home under guard of a
The case was called 22 days ago.
Since then 2,100 jurors have been
called aud 1,196 cxamiued. The
trial, it is expected, will occupy at
least two weeks' more thime.
Where All the Silver Comes
Of the an ount of silver in exist
ance, $4,000,000,000 is estimated to
be in coin and bullion, $1,200,000,-
000 in watches, and the remainder iu
plate, jewelry and ornaments. Of
the amount in existence, $4,854,000.-
000 is estimated to have been obtain
ed from North America, $735,000,-
000 from South America, $<>3,000,-
000 from Europe, $47,000,000 from
Africa and $31,000,000 Asia, includ
ing Australia, New Zeland aud
Oceanica. The amount of the pre
cious metals in existence is estimat
ed at $13,975,000,000.
—The invention of the war cycle,
a velocipede that carries tea soldiers,
is considered so valuable in England
that they are to build one fortwoDty
-Bix mon, thirteen to work the cycle
and thirteen to ride.
—lt is said that we are to have a
very hot summer this year, after the
comparatively mild winter of the
past, aud that thunder storms will bo
numerous, but we are no alarmist,
and merely give the item for what it
is worth.
Middlesex Township Auditors'
It'itit. Trimble ami .1 It Mahan In account
with Middlesex Iwp as directors of tlu- |>oor lor
Mio year ending March i.is« 7.
April i to bal from is*; t.'ii :a
To um't duplicates ;iso 78
tfttt 09
AprU 1 for boarding Wilson tl.'ll 'J r >
" Evo Wart'liam VH 00
Sundries it :I:I
■' riank tor road *'• 9">
Percent 10.l N .Miller, collector. Tl 71
Exonerations a 60
•• Services ol <ivorsoers
« ivii.tlng report n no
•• Stonework aud stone in IMI
• Spikes dupll'-rtte and work done by
Supervisors » i r .
'• Cash to Auditors for l**a and IK-.0.. !» 00
" Ciuli to Woo Cooper for use of
house I U)
•' lisn. Walker 1 50
" Cash to Itr Slone r> <x»
Mil 93
lial duo township by Overseers $2lO 16
(100 Cooper. Supervisor, In aooounl with Mid
dlesex twp for tho J ear ending April Ist, lssr.
To am't of duplicate sys7 9*>
By work done fMO to
PtfonlM) •• >
Exonerations s 54
$!«" U5
Account of Elijah Thomj)Hon with Middlesex
tewnshlp as Supervisor tor the year eliding
April Ist, iss7.
To amount or Duplicate ss!is 11
By work done fw.l I.''
Percentage C 3 s-l
Exonerations 84
S*!(S II
.1 I. I'ark in account with Middlesex township
as Col. of school fund for the year ending June
Ist, IssT.
I >ll.
To amount or duplicate Jl '.oo *.«>
To gain lo tax payers 5 Hi
*1706 57
l'ald to .1.1 si Incr, treasurer or scli'l rund.fi.r.ii oi
Kxoneratlous !'.'i <s
Rebate to tux payers 17 45
I'ercent to .1 I. I'urk, col . • > :W
SI7OO 37
J .) sillier In if'count with Middlesex township
as Treasurer of school fund for the year ending
Jllll ' I . IHS7.
In h HI Is from 's»; sli'.:t .'•» I
ItecM or .1 I. I'ark. t ol I.WU ol ;
Stat' appropriation '.!s»i 4«
«i!l-.' 0!l
A'nuuut paid lo teachers sll9O 0'
lo It l.ogau lor coal si 01
To Sec ol School Hoard - > 0 >
For desks SSJ oi .
Exonerations for is
tor flUHIny 4
Sundry expenses 46 hi
PnvcnUurefor Mini
si; 31 7«
for clock 1 7.'. ]
t or note mi l latere it ul'i >"
I Mi, 03
U IL IN I a id of Tr-as TLM 00
.1. M. Ho WAN. i I
s. t;. TRI M iii.r, J Auditor i. t
We don't advertise any great slaughtering sales.
Neither do we buy or sell to customers cheap trash in
auction goods, we don't name three or four different
prices on the same Boot or Shoe, don't say we will
give $1.25 for $1.00; price isn't a remedy for poor
quality of Boots and Shoes, a low price is most gener
ally a high one in the end. A house that hasn't the
same price to each and every customer could afford to
offer $2.00 for SI.OO, but the customer would inmost of
the cases get 75 cents for his SI,OO, for instance he buys
a pair of shoes at $2.00, his neighbor buys the same
shoe at $1,50, do you see his dollar brought him just
75 cents, and so it goes, humbuggery from first to last.
Why not come out and say they do business for profit.
We admit we sell Boots and Shoes to ma«e a
profit. Oh, beware of those houses that advertise as
though they are doing business for their health or some
other good cause. All you have to do is come after the
goods, &c. This won't catch trade nor hold it, people
are to smart for that in this county.
We are satisfied with a small profit on every sale
and we have the best of evidence that the people of
Butler county appreciate our way of doing business from
our large and increasing trade. Every day we have
new customers say to us, now we want a shoe vou can
recommend and at the lowest price, tired of buying shod
dy goods at no set price. We have been recommended to
you to get a good article.
Cheap Boots and Shoes consists in an honest ex
change for your money, giving 100 cents worth of real
value in wear for every SI.OO in cash. Always giving
customers the very best Boots and Shoes the market pro
duets, hence our large and increasing trade, the intel
ligent public fully realise these facts.
We haven't said anything about prices. You
can't be governed by prices unless you have the goods
to compare, but will say we have no high prices. La
dies shoes from 05 cents and up. Mens fine shoes from
$1,0(1 and up, Boys', Youths', Misses' and Childrens'
Spring HeeU. Mens' and Boys' Brogans Plow Shoos
in all styles and prices, Ladies' hand Turns Slippers,
the greatest variety. Leather and findings. Repairing
done at reasonable prices.
You won't find such an assortment for the mon
ey in Butler county, they are worth coming a long
distance to buy.
No. 1 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Teachers' Examinations. 1887.
The annual examinations for teachers iu
Duller County will !>o held as follows:
June XI Renfiew.
" 15 Petersville.
" i»5 Kvans City.
" )7 Porte rsville.
" in Prospect.
•' 24 Centreville.
" 25 Harrisville.
" 27 M iddletown,
" 28 Millerstown.
" 29 Fairvlew.
•< ;io Brnin.
July ] North Washington
" 2 Fnrmington.
" 12 I'nionville.
» i.i Olade Mill.
•' it Saxonhurg.
11 15 Coylesville.
" ic Butler.
" ;JO Sunburjr.
Special examinations will Im held in Butler
on the last Saturdays of August, September
and October.
Examinations will bey in at half-past 8
o'clock a. m. Applicants will bring as a
specimen of writing, a composition of fifteen
to twenty linns on "llow to Teach Pen Man
ship." Candidates unknown to the Super
intcndant must furnish evidence of good
moral character. Directors and citizens are
invited. The Superintendant will be in his
office iu the Court Home 011 the second and
last Saturdays of each month throughout
the year, except the dates given above.
P. O. Address, Co. Sup't of Schools.
Slippery rock, Pa.
In Sugarcreek township. Armstrong county,
near Adams I". <>., 011 c and one-Mirth mile east
of the new oil development In Sugarcreek twp.
Farm contains
100 ACRES,
with bank barn. ::jxr,n feet;
18x30 feet. 2 st orl«\s. with cellar, inmu- kltclirn,
I Ixir. feel; tfood sprlntf of water. farm \v«*U wa
tered. tfootl orchard of ft♦*<l fruit. I'iuiii In u
good Htate of cultivation. About
balance In jco ( «l timber. Will s *ll extremely
low fur cash. For partteilla.'s Inquire <>l
J. It. WK K,
Clarion Co., I'a.
I 011 NALE
i'arniN, Mill., Coal I.nndn. Ktr..ln Western I'enii
sytuuia. I>y W. J. KISKAOPOJI. rreeport, I'a.
Every Monday in Freeport and every Tuesday
at Pittsburgh, 1-D Kllth Ave., floor. Send
for printed list, may 25,51.1y.
A. m. M. i :«- ■■ »•::*»• w w.
Olllec Liberty St.. l'iltsburtf, I a
A. I>. >ll 1.1.1 K »V SON,
Manufacturers of Test <MK for expoit and
bonus conr,«itn|)Uoii. Would call puluic
attention to our brand
Warranted None Better.
<1 itollne for stoves ami Kas inichliies, 71, H', 87
tw and !*) gravities. Lunru'ivtlng oils,
aud heading WSUlttd, [4-J-BC-ly]
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
.1. I, Purvis, 'Samuel Anderson,
William Campbell .1. \V. l'nrkhart,
A. Ttoutman, Henderson Oliver,
C.C. Uoesslmj, .lames Stephenson,
Dr. W. Irvln, N. Welt /.el,
.1. F. Taylor. 11. C. lleinemau,
W. Jefferson St., Butler Pa.
Flick & Kennedy
Have opened a first-class livery stable on
West .letl'ervon St., with everything new—
horses, harness and wagons.
Particular attention paid to the transient
trade. When iu Hutler give us a call.
12-24-(>in Fuck & Kennedy.
Particular attention given to the Retracing ol
old lines. Address,
It. F. 1111.1.1 A K I>,
Co. Surveyor
North Hope P. ()., Duller Co., Pa.
County Auctioneer,
lil TI.Klt, I'ENN'A.
Is prepared to serve the public of this section
at vendues, etc. Having had many yeais of
experience lie can guarantee perfect salisfac
tlon at rales that will suit all. Leave word
at this olliee. 3,5,84.1y
® Ready Mixed.
SO, GO, 75 to I.no per gal. lIKST
shipped anywhere, all shades. Property ownj
ers order direct. Also a ami a ply Kelt Rooting,
wish best eoatlnguml tvineut. Agents wauled.
Color card price list free. ATI.AS I'AtNT CO.,
I'. o. MOX 1:1 i'. Pittsburg. I'a
ia tho OiTUEtf.