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THE CITIZEN •
JOHN H. * ▼. C. BFBGLET, PROPRIETORS.
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FRIDAY. J PLY 15, ISB7.
Republican County Ticketi
OLIVER C. REDIC.
JOHN D. HARBISON.
REGISTER A RECORDER,
H, ALFRED AYRES.
A. J. HUTCHISON,
B. M. DUNCAN.
FOR CLERK OF COURTS,
ROBERT A, KINZER.
ISAAC S. P. DeWOLFE.
THK communication relative to
the meeting of the children of Mr.
and J/re. Peter Shira, of Washington
Tp. came too late for this week's
paper. It will appear next week.
Bird W. Greenland, the 17-year
old son of Maj. W. H. Greenland, of
Clarion, accidentally shot himself re
cently with a self-cocking revolver.
He attempted to draw to shoot at a
bird, when the weapon caught in his
suspender and was discharged, the ball
entering his left groin. He will die.
IT is BaidthatMrTßlaine has about
■nceeeded in persuading Mr.Gladstona
to visit the United States. No other
European statesman would be accord
ed such a welcome as that which
woold greet the "Grand Old Man"
should he visit our shores. It would
do him a world of good, too, to come
and see this "Greater Britain."
THI brief space that may be, and
often is, between the house of life and
joy and that of death and sadness,
was exemplified very forcibly in the
family of the Rev. William White, of
this place, within the last week. The
troth of this will be seen by what ap
pears elsewhere in this paper this
One of the notable occasions on the
recent 4th of Jnly was that at Get
tysburg, where a Philadelphia Bri
gade of the late Union army and the
surviving members of Pickett'* divi
sion of the late rebel army met by ar
rangement and had a grand time.
Pickett was the rebel officer who
gained great distinction by his brave
ry at the Gettysburg battle, making
a daring charge with his men against
the Union forces on Little Round
Top hilL Admiration for what is
called "Pickett's Charge" induced the
invitation to his men, and widow, to
revisit the 6cene of the battle field,
that the "bine and the gray" might
shake hands over "the bloody chasm"
Mrs. Pickett, the widow, was present
with her son and was the object of
special favor and attraction,
To Bo Paid Or Not?
A singular question has arisen as
to whether the taxes assessed on
watches, carriages and household
furniture, for last year, under the
law of 1885, are now to be paid
or not. The Legislature of this year,
ia May last, repealed that part of the
act of 1885, which placed a tax upon
household furniture, watches and
carriages. So it was generally con
sidered that the taxes assessed on
those items of personal property for
the year 1886 could not be collected,
inasmuch as the law imposing them
bad been repealed. And when the
question was brought up and referred
to the Attorney-General of the State
be gare it as his opinion that the law
kaelf being repealed the said taxes
could not be collected where not
already paid. Where they bad been
already paid there was no provision
made for refunding them. But in
Allegheny connty, and perhaps others,
the Commissioners were ordering
them to be refunded where paid, and
fiot to be collected where not paid.
And thus the matter stood until the
question was brought before what is
termed the State Board of Revenue
Commissioners. This body decided
that said taxes should be paid, for the
year 1886, inasmuch as the taxes
were levied and assessed before the
repeal of the law last winter. Tuese
conflicting decisions are making trou
ble for Collectors and County Com
missioners. And the question now
is, whether the Attorney-Gcneul,
the law officer of the Slate, or ihe
Board of Revenne Commissioners is
the higher authority in the matter of
interpreting said tax laws. One says
the taxes of 1886 assessed ou furni
ture, carriages and watches, need not
be paid. Tho other says they must
be paid. It certainly should be
-speedily settled as to which depart
ment of the State Government lias no
right to decide the question Collec j
tors are embarrassed as to wha' course
to pursue in the matter, as well as'
are County Commissioners. Some
thing authentic should therefor*) be
made known at once,
—Good prospects for oil in the
well lot of Mr. Samuel McClymoods,
south end ot town, are reported to
day, Thursday. A day or two will
determine the matter, if either oil or
How it Was Observed in But
The Blumbering patriotism of the
people was aroused in the new at
Bntler on the recent 4th ot July.
The effort to make the celebration of
the day an "old fashioned" one was
quite successful. Never was Maia
street of this town more fully crowd
ed with men, women aud children.
From nearly every house,Btore-or office
floated the flag, all Riving evidence
that "our flag was still there." The
parade upon the streets was larger
than any of late years, and in it were
represented nearly all the branches of
our industries as well as some of the
benevolent orders of the place.
The Fire Companies of the town,
under whose care and management
the exercises were originated and con
ducted, deserve great praise for the
manner in which everything was got
ten up and passed off.
After the parade many of the people
assembled at the Lowry House, ac
cording to program, to hear the
Declaration of Independence read and
listen to an address. After some of
our National airs were played by the
several bands of music present, the
meeting was called to order by Wal
ter L. Graham, Esq ,on whose mo
tion the Hon. A, L. Hazen was chos
en President, and on motion John H.
Negley, Esq. was elected Secretary
of the meeting.
The Declaration of Independence
was then read by Capt. Jacob Ziegler,
in a clear and impressive manner and
after some remarks appropriate to
the day. S. F. Bowser, Esq. then
delivered the oration of the day. llis
speech was eloquent and delivered in
a forcible and pleasant
was well received by the audience.
The meeting adjourned with three
cheers for "The 4th of July."
After these ceremonies the people
dispersed for dinner. And here is
where the greatest want of our place is
felt. If there could at a point near
town, haye been provided one place
for the general assembling of all for
refreshments it would have been
much more pleasant and satisfactory.
By next year perhaps this can be
done. As it was the people general
ly repaired to different restaurants
and hotels,where everything good had
been provided in tie way of eatables.
Subsequently many visited the pic
nic grounds on the hill south of town,
but a rain coming up, about three
o'clock, started many on their way
The displays of fire works at night
on the hill in South end, and in fact
in and all around the town,were very
fine and extensive. The skyrockets
never appeared to better advantage
and these with the Roman candles,
etc., made the evening a very agreea
ble one. And here we must join in
condemning that nuisance the "fire
cracker." This little explosive does
nothing but to annoy. It frightens
people as well as horses and teams,
and if there are any accidents on the
4th they are almost sure to come
from that little pest, the fire cracker.
Besides.they represent nothing good,
no sentiment proper to the day, but
make ooly a disagreeable noise and
racket. To women they are particu
larly annoying, as well as dangerous
in the hands of the small boy. There
is but one opinion about them and
that is, that the "fire cracker should
go." It has had its day and can well
be spared. It only mars the festivi
ties of the occasion and may hereafter
well be prohibited altogether Bar
ring this uuisance, and the arrests the
police wera forced to make of some
drunken or disorderly men, the llllh
celebration of Independence Day
passed off pleasantly and well. We
cannot close this notice, however,
without remarking,that it was appar
ent to all that if there had been no
license in this place there would not
have been the number of Btaggeriog
men there were upon the streets. It
would be far better policy to take
away the cauee that puts these per
sons upon the streets than to have to
take them off the streets by police
force when thuß put on them.
Rev. John C. Lowrie.
.Last week the Rev. John 0. Low
rie, of the citj of New York, paid a
brief visit to his early home here in
Batler, stopping at the residence of
his cousin, Col. John M. Sullivan.
Mr. Lowrie is the oldest, and only
surviving child of the late Hon. Wal
ter Lowrie, a former distinguished
citizen of Butler, but who few now
living knew or remember Ho how
ever tilled many positions ot trust in
the early years of this county, and
finally became, in 1818, a United
States Senator, chosen as such by the
Legislature while representing in the
State Senate the then district of
Butler and Beaver counties. While
a U. S. Senator he built the large res
idence for himself and family on the
west side of the Diamond, now occu
pied by the widow of the late Hon.
Charles C. Sullivan, John C. Low
rie, the subject of this article, was
educated for the ministery, and at an
early age became a minister in the
Presbyterian Church. Soon after
that he was sent as a Missionary of
that church to far off India. We will
not pretend, nor are we able, to give
all the events of his life and labors in
India, but at that time, more than
fifty years ago, life in India as a Mis
sionary was a hazardous one,so much
so that many a Missionary lost bis
life, either by the hands of the na
tives or from the climate. Mr. Low
rie's health failing he returned to the
United States, and for more than
forty years has been in New York
City, engaged either as a Minister or
as the Secretary of the General Board
of Foreign Missions of the Presbyte
rian Church of this country. This
last position he now occupies with
great fidelity. His visit to Western
Pennsylvania at this time was to at
tend the funeral of his only remaining
sister, Mrs. Baird, of Sewickly, Alle
gheny couDty, who was buried last
week. Among his brothers, all now
deceased, some of our older citizens
will remember Matthew S. Lowrie,
Esq., a member of the liar here, and
Jonathan Roberts Lowrie, Esq ,
whose decease in Huntingdon county,
Pa , we recorded a year or two ago.
Rev. Johu C. now, as we have stat
ed, the oldest and only surviving
child of Walter Lowrie, is 78 years
of age. His brief visit to his relatives
here last week was a very pleasant
one to all who knew him or knew of
his history. Some of our citizens
who remembered him called to see
hi in and were much interested in his
pleasant conversation while referring
to the early scenes of his boyhood in
this place, now so much changed
from what it was near sixty yours
HON, HUGH S. FLEMING, late May
or of Allegheny City, and an ex-
Sheriff of Allegheny county, and fa
vorably known to many citizens of
this county, died at his residence in
Allegheny City on the sth inst. in
the CBtb year of his age.
THE ELEVENTH PENNSYL-;
Statistics of Companies "C" j
As the 11th lifgiment Pennsyl
vania Reserves will hold its next bi
ennial reunion in Butler on the com
ing 21st of September, the following
statistics of the two companies in
that regiment from Butler couuty—
Companies "C" and "D," commanded
originally by Capts. Louden and
Stewart—maybe of interest. These
statistics have been furnished by
Capt. Q. W. Fleeger, of Company
"C," and Capt. J P. Boggs, of Com
pany "D." These two companies
were the first three year organiza
tions to enter the service from Butler
county during the war, and as will
be seen by the subjoined list of casu
alties they bore their full share of
the battle's brunt on many a hard
fought field. Their term of service
was from June 10, 18<» 1, to June 13,
1864. With their regiment and di
vision, the Pennsylvania Reseryes,
they participated in the following
battles, viz :
Mechanicsville, Ya., June 26, 1862.
Gaines Hill, Ya., June 27, 1862.
Charles City X Roads, Ya.. June
Bull Run, Ya, August 29, 30,
South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14,
Antietam, Md , Sept. IT, 1862.
Fredericksburg, Ya,, Dec. 13, 1862.
Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 3, 1863.
Winiamsport, Md., July 13, 1863.
Bristoe. Ya., Oct. 14, 1863.
Rappahannock Station, "N a , Nov.
New Hope Church, Ya., Nov. 26,
Mine Run, Ya ~ Nov. 27, 28, 1863.
Wilderness, Va., May 5, 6, 1864.
Spottsylvauia, Va , May 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 1864.
North Anna, Va., May 22, 1864.
Bethesda Church, Va, May 30,
The following are the statistics of
the two companies, viz :
WHOLE NUMBER ON ROLL FROM FIRST
TO LAST, 110.
Casualties in Battle—Killed.
First Lieutenant, Newton Redick,
in the battle of Gaines Hill.
Second Lieutenant, John C. Kuhn,
in the battle of Bull Run.
Sergeant, James 11. Christie, in
the battle of Gaines Hill.
Corporal Hiram Black, in the bat
tle of Fredericksburg.
Wm. Martin, Gaines Hill.
Wm. A. Mcßride, " "
James Thompson " "
James R. Porter, Bull Run.
Cyrus Rosenberry, " "
James H. Stevenson, in the battle
of South Mountain.
Chas. Schmidt, in the battle of
George Hyskill, Fredericksburg.
Eli Hilliard, "
John Rosenberrv, "
Oliver H. P. Russell, "
Andrew G. Pettygrew, "
Allen White, in the battle of the
Lewis Grossman, in the battle of
Jonathan Dobson, in the battle of
Total killed, twenty-one.
Wounded in Battle.
Corporal Samuel Cook, Gaines nil!.
Samuel M. Bell,
Henry Brandau, " "
Samuel 11. Beatty,
Henry J. Edgar, " "
Aaron C. Kepler, " "
Wolfgang Kautscb, " "
William E. Moore " "
Samuel McMurry, " "
Robert McElhaney, " "
William Rinker, " "
George Rothmire, " "
James M. Shepard, " "
John H. Muder,
William J. Haldeman, " "
Robert. S, Harper, " "
John R. Black,
Edward Hoffman, " "
William Kamerer, " "
Samuel E. McCleary, " "
William Sloan, " "
John Beam, " "
Reuben McElvaiu, Bull Run
James C Pearce,
William Rinker, "
James McCamey, " '
Second Lieutenant John H. Sut
ton, in the battle of Fredericksburg.
Sergeant George A. Black, "
Sergeant John J. Kelly,
Sergeant George W. Eba,
Corporal John W. Campbell, "
Corporal John S. Campbell, "
Corporal Robert S. Harper, "
William A. Brjan, "
William J. Ilalderman, "
J K. Graham, "
Thomas P. Lardin,
David 11. Russell, "
Samuel P. Shryock, "
Jeremiah Levermore, "
Corporal 11. 11. Ray, Gettysburg
F. C. Monnie, "
Jonathan Dobson, "
Samuel Bruner, in the battle of
Amos Seaton, in the battle of
Charle3 City X Roads.
Total wounded, forty-seven. Total
killed, twenty-one. Total casualties
in battle, sixty-eight.
Died of Disease.
John W. Borland, died of fever.
Robert C. Pearce, died of fever.
Joseph C. Brewster died of fever.
John Beam, while prisoner of war
William Prior, while prisoner of
war at Andersonville
Robert G. Campbell, while pris
oner of war at Andersonville.
Isaiah Miller, of disease contracted
while a prisoner.
Samuel Hart, of disease contracted
while a prisoner.
Uriah Black, of disease contracted
while a prisoner.
WHOLE NUMBER ON ROLL FROM FIRST
TO LAST, 123.
Casualties in Battle Killed.
Captain William Stewart, in tLe
battle of Fredericksburg.
Second Lieutenant, John O. 11.
Woods, in the battle of Gettysburg.
Sergeant Samuel G. Chrislley, in
the battle of Hull Hun.
Sergeant Jacob M. Kiosell, in the
the battle of Fredericksburg.
Sergeant George McGaughey, in
the battle of Fredericksburg
Corpora) John Dunbar,Gaines 11 ill.
Silas Amberson, " "
David S Stewart, " "
Johu N. Beatty,
John Critchlow, " "
Thomas J. Cornelius, " "
Jasper P. Dodds, " •'
Michael Frail, " "
William Moore, " "
John Canders, battle of Hull Run.
Samuel A. Lyon,
Joseph A. McKinney,
William R. McNeal,
John H. Summcrville, in the battle
David S Parks, in the battle of
Marion McCullough, in the battle
of the Wilderness.
Total killed, tweuty-tbwe.
Captain William Stewart, in the
battle of Bull Run
Captain James P. Boggs, in the
battle of the Wilderness.
First Lieutenant, James S. Ken
nedy, in the battle of South Moun
Sergeant Jacob S. Baier, in the
battle of Gaines Hill.
Sergeant John Gansz, in the battle
of Gaines Hill.
Sergeant George Webber, in the
battle of Gaines Hill.
Corporal, R.Gilleland, Gaines Hill.
William F. Dodds,
Matthew Silvis, " "
John E. Nixon,
Benjamin Stevenson, " "
Joseph B. Hazlett, " "
Corporal, James P. Boggs, in the
battle of Bull Run.
Corporal, Daniel Graham, in the
battle of Bull Run.
John Cams, in the battle of Bull
Robert A. McNair, in the battle of
Corporal William C. Coleman, ia
the battle of Fredericksburg.
Serg't G. Webber, Fredericksburg.
Robert S. Brown,
Daniel W. Grahao.,
John E. Nixon,
William Li3t, "
David S. Parks,
James B. Sh-.rffer,
Corporal William C. Coleman, in
the battle of Charles City X Roads.
Alex Kennedy, in the battle of
Eckart Kalb, in the battle of
Total wounded thirty-seven. To
tal killed, twenty-three. Total casu
alties in battle, sixty.
Died of Disease.
Lieutenant Jesse Donaldson.
Corporal Daniel Graham.
Lindley H Addleman.
William M. Fry.
James B. JohDSton.
Samuel J. Rosenberry.
Total deaths from disease, eleven.
Total killed in battle, twenty-three
Total deaths in service, thirty-four.
It will be seen in the foregoing
that in these two companies from
Butler County, there were four com
missioned officers and forty enlisted
meu killed in battle, and four com
missioned officers and eighty enlisted
men wounded,, making the total casu
alties ia battle one hundred and
twenty-eight. Also in the two com
panies one commissioned officer Bnd
nineteen enlisted men died of disease,
some of them in ihe prison pens of
the South, and some of disease con
tracted while they were held as pris
oners of war. This makes the total
deaths in the service, sixty-four. The
casualties in these two companies
were about an average of that sus
tained by the other companies of this
In this regiment sixty-four Butler
county boys gave up their lives and
eighty-four were wounded in order
that our glorious Union might be
maintained, the authority ot the Gov
ernment re-established and peace re
stored. Will not the people ot But
ler give their surviving comrades from
surrounding counties, who stood
shoulder to bhoulder with them on
ninny a hard fought field, a hearty re
ception, a roy*\l welcome. We know
On July 2d inst., as Mr. Henry
Jamison, of Allegheny township, this
county, with his son-in-law, Mr. Ed
ward Thomas, were driving in a two
horse buggy from Parker to Six Points,
the bit of the bridle of one of their
horses became broken, the effect of
which was turning the horses to one
side of the road There happened to
be a deep gully at the point, into
which the buggy went and young
Thomas was fortunately thrown out,
leaving Mr. Jamison in, without the
reins in his hands and without any
control over the horses. They im
mediately ran off, for a distance ot
near a quarter of mile, when at a sud
den turn in the road near Six Points,
Mr. Jamison was violently thrown
out, one of his legs broken, one of his
shoulders badly dislocated aud other
wise injured. BeiDg about 70 years
of age, the injuries are serious to
Mr. Jamison, but being a healthy,
strong man, we learn Lis friends hope
for his eariy recovery. Mr. Jamison
is one of the best citizens of the county
aud we are sorry to learn of this ac
cident to him. Mr. Thomas also re
ceived some injury when thrown out,
but not ot a serious character;
IF President Cleveland had been
invited by the Grand Army men only
to attend the St Louis Reunion, and
if then it had become known to him
that his presence there would not be
welcome to even a portion of said
men, in that case we could justify his
recent letter declining to attend, on
personal grounds. But the citizens
of St. Louis, through their Mayor
also invited him, as President of
the United States, to visit their city
upon that occasion,and it seems to us,
that as President he should not have
noticed or been deterred from going
by any threats or insults from any
quarter. The President of the Unit
ed States ought to be free to visit any
part of it at any and all times and the
people would see to his personal safe
ty, The dignity of his office should
and would protect him from insult
and todeeliue to goto any particular
poiut or place, under such circum
stances, looks more like want of per
sonal courage than anything else.
The time has not come yet we hope
when t l ae President of the Nation is
fearful to visit any assemblage of any
of its citizens.
—Oil i 3 down and lingers at about
CO cents per barrel.
Ens. CITIZEN. —There was a very
enjoyable gathering at the residence
: of Mr. and Mrs John B. Stephenson,
of Franklin twp., on the 4th of July
It being the 22nd anniversary of
their marriage. The day was pleas
ant, although warm; early in the day
the friends and neighbors to the num
ber of about 100, gathered at their
residence and took entire possession
of the premises—and the beauty of it
was that they came with well filled
The tables were set in the large
barn floor—and such a layout —it
made ones mouth water to take a look
at the spread. It was immense.
Everybody present eDjoyed them
i The only mar to the pleasure of
the day (if we may call it such) was
the fact that on gathering around the
table there was one absent. A com
mittee was appointed to make search
for him, and 10, and behold ! he was
found at the spring-house. It is need
less to say that there was a goodly
supply of provisions there too. After
dinner was served and all had partak
en, the meeting was called to order
by electing Nathan F. McCandless,
Esq. to the chair.
Then on behalf of the donors Esq.
Dunn presented Mrs. Stephenson
with a well filled purse together with
a number of useful and valuable pres
ents as tokens of their esteem.
John Stephenson, Esq, father of
i the host, responded in a neat little
speech, giving a brief history of the
Stephenson family, and short ad
dresses were made by others pres-
As evening drew near all departed
for their homes well pleased at hav
ing spent such a pleasant day.
1 July 12, 1887. xxx.
On Mouday, July 4, 1887, rela
j tives, friends aud neighbors, gathered
at the residence of the Mr George
; Frederick, of Summit twp , Butler
county,Pa ,to celebrate his 87th birth
day. They came from all parts of the
| county, in buggies and carriages, and
i some on the train, with their baskets
filled with good things. This family
consists of 3 sons, 4 daughters, 32
grandchildren and 17 great grand
children and all joined together to do
honor to the occasion. A table was
put up in the barn and the good
j thiog3 were placed thereon.
Mr. Frederick was seated at the
upper end of the table with his sons,
daughters and grandchildren around
him. The tears rolled down his
cheeks while eating his dinner, and
he was overjoyed to see so many
friends around him.
The meeting adjourned after bid
ding him good bye, and the people
went their different ways home, feel
ing that it was good to be there.
EDS. ClTlZEN:—Thursday morning
Jtily 7, 1887, the friends and rela
tives, to the number of 40 or more,
of Mr, George Shoup assembled at
his residence in Oakland twp, to cel
ebrat his 52 birthday. The weather
was fine and by ten o'clock the guests
had all arrived. As this was a sur
prise party the host, as usual, had
gone to his work in the harvest field
and knew nothing about it until he
was called home and found the
house full of people. Congratulations
were then in order uutil dinner was
served, and, it is needless to say that
the guests enjoyed themselves over
the many good things that were pro
vided by the genial hostess. After
dinner the young folks resorted to an
orchard near by and eujoved them
selves playing numerous games
while the old folks had pleasant chats
over the times gone by. About 5
o'clock lunch was served after which
the guests departed for their homes
being well satisfied with the day that
they had spent so pleasantly togeth
Among the relatives were Mr.John
Shoup and family, of Oakland; Mrs.
Young and children, of Youngstown,
O ; Mr. Peter Oesterling and wife, of
Summit; Mr. Smith and family, of
Buffalo twp ; Capt J. G. Bippus and
wife, of Oakland twp ; Misses Maggie
Shoup, Emma and Lizzie Smith.
Among the friends were Mr. and
Mrs. Neyiuan, Mr. Oilifillan and
wife, Mrs. McClelland and Miss
Hutchison, of Oakland twp. and Mrs.
Cronenwett and son, of Butler.
Mr. Shoup desires the writer to
state that he thanks tho guests very
much for the beautiful presents re
ceived. E. C.
July 13, 1887.
Changing the System.
The Republicans of Mercer county
took action at their recent County
Convention towards changing the
system of nominating Congressmen
The Chairman of their County Com
mittee has appointed John J. Spear
man. W. 11. Findley and Archy
Crawford, Esqs , a committee to meet
and confer with similar committees
from Butler. Beaver and Lawrence
counties, composing tho new Con
gressional district, to arrange as to a
new system for nominating candi
dates for Congress.
We are pleased to see this action
and no doubt the Chairman of our
County Committee will in due time
respond. The system should be
changed. The only question is, how.
We have always favored th e poj>ular
vote for districts as well as for coun
ties,and yet are inclined to that mode.
The matter should be attended to
soon, before tho next primaries are
called or held in the different coun
ties, so that the change may be in
time lor the next nomination.
Music by Water Power
In addition to the interest taken by
Geo. Pearson, Esq ,in securing an
organ for the Second Presbyterian
Church, he also looked after the pow
er to run it.aad as a part of the organ
purchase, a two hundred and fifty
dollar water motor arrived a few days
ago and is now beiog put in place.
The addition is a desirable and con
venient one. It is the intention to
have it ready for work by next Sab
bath— Mercer Dispatch and Re pub
MB. ROBERT HAGUE, for a long
time chief of police in Pittsburg, and
who gained quite a reputatioa as
such, died in that city on the sth
inst. in the 82d year of his age. Mr.
Ilasue was a native of this county,
being born near Glade Mills, and
while a police officer had frequent oc
casion to make visits to this county.
He was regarded as an honest, faith
ful and very skillful detective.
Rev. While's Jubilee.
Rev. William White celebrated the
fiftieth Anuiversary of his ordination
as an Episcopal minister, on Friday
of last week He took charge of the
Butler and Freeport churches in
June 1837, aud served continuously
till 1877. The morning services
in the church were conducted by
Bishop Whitehead, and Dr. White
reviewed the history of the church in
Western Penn'a. At the dinner,
that followed at Dr. White's home
some five hundred persons sat down,
and after dinner remarks were made
by Jacob Ziegler, Judgo Bredin, Col.
Blakely, aud Wm. McNair, Etq.
Rev. Angell in behalf of the clergy
presented Mr. White with an elegant
gold headed cane suitably engraved,
after which Rev.Kelly for the mis
sionaries presented him with an um
brella. Rev. II S. Smith, who lately
celebrated his twenty-fifth anniver
sary, was the next speaker, and was
followed by Dr. Ritchie, a nephew of
Dr. White, who made an eloquent
address, talking of days past and the
work done by Dr. White. Rev.
Lanrens McLure spoke in behalf of
the young men who had been prepar
ed for the ministry by Dr. White.
Mr. McLure was followed by Rev.
Limberg, of the Reformed church,
for many years a near neighbor of
Dr. White's. The evening was spent
in a social manner by those present,
lunch being served at G o'clock, the
people staying at the ground until
late in the evening. Mr. and Mrs.
White were the recipients of many
yaluable preseuts and congratulatory
telegrams. Many were present from
-Pittsburgh, Franklin, Oil City, New-
York and other planes. About fifty
of his Freeport congregation were
SKETCH OF REV. MB. WHITE.
The mother of Rev. Wm. White
moved to this oountry from Ireland
in the early part of the present cen
tury, bringing with her seven child
ren, four sons and three daughters.
Her husband had died in Ireland a
short time previous. Mrs. White
finally located in Butler and for
many years was a respected resident
of that place, and to-day her
grave is a hallowed spot to the child
ren who survive her. The names of
her sons were George R., Thomas,
James and (Rev) W. White. Of
these the minister alone survives.
The daughters, who are all living,
are Mrs. Ritchie, of Butler, Pa ; Miss
Mary and Miss Bell White, who re
side near Swissvale, Pa. Three of
the children married; the oldest
daughter to Mr. Ritchie, now deceas
ed. Mrs. Ritchie has had several
children, one of whom is now an
Episcopal minister, in New York
State, another of whom was killed on
the railroad near Conamaugh a couple
of years ago. The widow and
daughters of George R White at pre
sent reside in Oakland, Pittsburgh.
Mr. George White,it will be re remem
bered, was one of the large dry goods
merchants of that city. Rev. Wm.
White was married to Miss Bredin,
of Carlisle, Pa , shortly after his ordi
nation to the Episcopal Church,of
Butler, Pa, The names of their child
ren are William, Thomas, James B,
G.ll.Annie and Belle. One of the sons
follows a legal profession, and one is
connected with the Edgar Thomson
Steel-Works, Pittsburgh. One of the
daughters, Miss Annie, remains at
home, Miss Belle is a valued instruc
tor in a New York seminary. Miss
BaJle at the age of 3 could read the
Rev. Mr. White in the early davs
of his milistry also taught school in
Butler, and occupied a portion of the
old academy as a dwelling. At present
and for many vetvrs past the White
family have occupied a large, roomy,
old-fashioned brick, which sets on a
hill in the midst of a grove and com
mands a view of many Butler res
idences and at nearer range of the
St. Paul's Orphan Asylum. The
house was built by Mr. Evans, a
brother-in law of the late Judges
McClure and McCaudless, of Pitts
burgh Mr. White virtually left
the charge of the Butler Episcopal
Church a few years ago. He is now
pastor of an Episcopal Missions at
Freeport. The ovation however,
testifies to the hold which the Butler
people are determined to have on a
faithful aud esteemed pastor.
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At this season nearly every one needs a
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100 Dosos One Dollar
The following are the selling prices of uier
chants of this place :
Apples, per bushel, 75 to .$1.25
Butter, per pound, 10 to IS cts.
Beans, per qt.to lOcts.
Cabbage, new, 10 to 15 cts.
Candles, mold, 14 to 15. cts.
Carbon oil, 10 to 15 cts.
Cheese, 12 to 16 cts per lb.
Crackers, 7 to 10 cts. per lb.
Chickens, per pair, 40 to 50. cts.
Coffee, Rio, 20 to 22 cts.
Coffee, Java, 25 to 28 etc.
Coll' Roasted, 25 to 30 cLs.
Coffee, ground, 20 to 26 cts.
Fish, mackerel, 10 to 15 cts.
Flour, per barrel, $4.50
Flour, per sack, $1.15 to $1.50..
Feed, chop, per 100 pounds, $1 25.
Feed, bran, per 100 Ins. sl.
Grain, wheat per bushel, sl.
Grain, oats per bushel 40 cts.
Grain, corn per bushel 40 cts.
Lard, 10 cts.
Hauis, 13 cts.
Honey, 15 to 20 cts.
Shoulders, 10 cts,
Bacon, 12 cts.
Dried beef, 18 to 25.
Corn meal, per pound. 2 cts.
Peas, green, 40 cts per peek.
Potitoes, new, 35 cts f,i peek.
Rice, 8 to 10 cts.
Sugar, hard, 10 cts.
Sugar coffee, 7 cts.
Sugar, raw, tif cts.
So:il>, 0 to 10 cts.
Salt, nP r l WF tl i •$!-!<>.
Tea, Hyson, Gunpowder. el p., 3U cts. to} I.
Tea, Japan, etc., 60 to <;0 cts.
Tea, Breakfast, 40 to 80 ct*.
Tallow, 8 cts.
Timothy seed. $2,35.
Clover " $5,50
Washed wool 25 to 30 cts.
\:uwashe<l wool, lti to 20 cts.
THIS PAPER»" ,^--^, ' e^-
I " I SSUSSS tiaiUM' A#)?Dcy uf Mwwrn.
N. W. IYER A SON, owe icrijwd a*""*
A SWISS LANDSLIP.
Carries a Portion of a Town Into
LONDON, July 7.—The first ad
vices received from Zurich of the ter
rible disaster at Lake Zugersee, in the
Canton of Zug, were very meagre, but
a dispatch received here to-night gives
a detailed account of the catastrophe
at the little Swiss village. On the
afternoon of the sth inst, at about 4
o'clock, the first land slip occurred,
aud the house, situated upon the new
quay, near the railway station, was
precipitated int) the lake, carrying
with it the greater part of the wharf.
There was not the slightest warning
ol the impending land slide, but it
happened that most of the occupants
of the houses were away from home.
A WILD PANIC.
The citizens immediately organiz
ed, aud precautions were taken to pre
vent, if possible, a repetition of the
disaster. They were, however, with
out success. Three hours later an
other land slip occurred, larger than
the first, and this time six houses, with
most of their occupants, were submer
ged in the lake. Shortly before mid
night, as the affrighted villagers were
retiring to rest, the third and most
disastrous land slide took place.
Five more houses were carried down
into the lake by the crumbling away
of the hillside. Among the buildings
carried away by the last slide was the
Hotel de Zurich, one of the largest in
the town. At the time it was crowd
ed with strangers. Many were sleep
ing and never awoke. The last land
slide completely terrorized the town,
and the quarter over-looking the lake,
was immediately deserted and a cor
don of soldiers was placed to prevent
the people from returning to their
homes. In the morning four more
houses fell. It is impossible to de
scribe the panic which prevailed-
The number of victims is estimated at
over 100, and the number is likely to
be increased rather than decreased by
The calamity that has overtaken the
little town of Zug, which will be re
membered by tourists who have made
the journey to the Rigi from Zurich,
will perhaps cause a great number of
Anglo-Americans to hesitate about
making their annual pilgrimage to the
"fair Helvetian Mountains." Re
membering the fright given to them
by the earthquake shocks on the
Riviera so recently, they will doubt
less begin to fear that the seismic
fiend is about to commence operations
in earnest in Switzerland On this
point, however, they did not fear, for
a study of the facts as cabled with a
little ancient history thrown in shows
that we have to do with a landslide,
and a landslide which had a predeces
sor in the very same spot over 450
years ago, so long ago, indeed, that
the authorities seem to have forgotten
all about its lessons.
BACHMAN—STAI*FFER--At the residence
of the bride's parents, near Harmony, But
ler county, Pa., June 3, 1887, by Rev. R.
C. Yates, Mr. Andrew Bachnian, of the
State of Illinois, and Miss Lydias S. Stauf
STAUFFER—WISE-At the residence of
the bride's parents,in Harmony, Pa., June
30, 1887, by Rev. R. C. Yates, Mr. Edward
Stautfer and Miss Catharine Wise, both of
LEASURE—MYERS—On June 30, 1887, at
Methodist parsonage, by Rev. S. H. Nesbit,
Mr. Jas. R. Leasure of Buffalo twp., and
Miss Nettie B. Myers of South Buffalo twp,
Armstrong couuty, Pa.
HEASELY—LAMBERTOX-July 4, 1887,
at the Court House, by Rev. S. 11. Nesbit,
Mr. Henry C. Heasely and Miss Hattie
Lambertou, both of Parker City, Pa.
BI'RK—PATTERSON—JuIy 4, 1887. at the
Court House, by Rev. S. H. Nesbitt, Mr.
James B. Burk and Miss Ida Patterson,
both of Venango twp.
MAYEIt-THOMPSON-On June 30, 1887,
at the residence of the bride's parents, by
Rev. W. P. Shaw, Mr. James B. Mayer of
West Liberty, and Miss Olive Jane Thomp
son of Centre twp., all of this couuty.
GHOSSMAN—BLACK—June 23, 1887, by
Rev. S. Williams, at bin residence, Mr.
Thomas Fowler Grossman to Miss Mary
Ann Black, both of Butler county, Pa.
McCOLL—CULBERSON—At the Methodist
imrsonage, July 5, 1887, by Rev. S. H.
Nesbit, Mr. Solomon McColl and Miss
Laura Culberson, all ot Butler county, Pa.
ALBItANT-GAMBLE-At the house of
Mr. John Gamble in Springdale, July 12,
1887, by Rev. S. 11. Nesbit, Mr. Alva J.
Albrant ot Jamestown, N. Y., aud Miss
Mollie K. Gamble, of Tarentum, Pa.
RENICK—ALLEN—Juue 21, 1887, at But
ler, Pa., by Rey. W. E.Oiler, Mr. Daniel
A. Renick and Miss Cora Allen, both of
Butler couuty, Pa.
CROFT—At her home in Forward twp., on
June 30, 1887. Mrs. Margaret Croft, widow
of John Croft, dee'd, aged 78 iyears, 6 iuos.
and 23 days.
MYERS—At her home in Muddyereek twp.,
Suuday evening, July 11, 1887, Mrs. Han
nah Myers, widow of John Myers, dee'd,
aged about 80 years,
TAYLOR—In Brady twp., this county, June
30, ISS7, Mr. David Taylor, aged about 43
PATTERSON—At his home in Middlesex
twp., on the morning of the sth of July,
1887, Mr. Robert A. Patterson, aged 45
The deceased was a younger brother of Wm.
R. Patterson of Peun twp. He has left a
wife and four children who keenly feel the
loss sustained of a husband and father. To
his aged aud greatly enfeebled mother who
for several years has had her home with Rob
ert, his death is a very sore bereavement.
During her more than four score years she
has been frequently called to endure great
and sore trials. But relying on the all-suffi
cient grace promised by her Saviour, she has
been marvetously sustained amidst them all.
May that grace be sufficient for her under
this last heavy stroke that has fallen upon
her. To her Robert was a most dutiful son,
iver ready to minister to her comfort, and to
soothe her in her sufferings.
As a husband he was kind and affectionate;
as a father, loying aud ever solicitous for the
welfare ot his childreu.
His sudden death has cast a gloom over the
entire neighborhood in which he lived. He
was an excellent friend auil neighbor, and
highly esteemed by all who knew him.
And better thau all, he was an humble
Christian. |His piety was unostentatious,
but sincere and real. He was lor sixteen
years a consistent membei of the Presbyter
ian Church of Middlesex; and for the last
ten of his life he served as a ruling elder iu
that church. Although modest and unobtru
sive in his judicial conduct, he was wise and
judicious. In him, his brethren of the elder
ship with whom he served, placed entire con
The very large concourse of people assem
bled at his funeral attested the high esteem
in which he was held by his fellow-men. O.
BAIRD—At her residence, Sewickley, Alle
gheny county, Pa., Jaly 1,18«7, Mrs.
Mary Lowric Baird, daughter of the late
Hou. Walter Lowrie, aud cousin to Col. J.
M. and Miss Mary E. Sullivan of this place,
aged To years.,
WHITE —At the residence of his father, the
Rev. Wm.White, in this place, Sunday eve
ning July 10, 1887, Mr. James B. White ol
Pittsburg, aged 37 years aud <i months.
The remains of Mr. White were buried in the
Episcopal cemetery grounds of this place on
PEFFER—On July 3rd, 18S7, at Harmony,
Mrs. Peffer, relict of Gottlieb Peffer, agtd
86 years, 6 months and 17 days.
MATTHEWS-Juue 28, ISB7, in I*. P. Col
ony, Greeley couuty, Kansas, of choleia
infantum, Ellen Mildred, daughter of
Charles F. aud Linzie B. "'atthews, agtd 2
years and 3 months.
lIARKLKSS—At his home on Centre Ave.,
Springdale, Butler, Vlr. Wm. Hark less, Sr.,
aged about 04 years.
SCIf WEINSBURG —In this place, July
1887, of cholera infautqiu, a child of Mr.
Philip Soweiusburg, aged 0 months.
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Come to the
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in all the above lines.
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SAMUEL M. BIPPDS,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 10 West Cunningham St.,
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
BUTLER, - - I^-.
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