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FRIDAY, BEPTEMBER 16, 1887.
Republican State Ticket.
FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
HENRY W. WILLIAMS.
KOR STATE TREASURER.
WILLIAM B. HART.
Republican County Ticket,
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.
THE Millerstown Fair is spoken of
as a gieat success.
SEVERAL matters are crowded out
this week that will appear in our
TWENTY FIVE cents will pay for the
CITIZEN from now until after the
November Election—subscribe for the
THE Courts of Allegheny county
re fused last week and this about
two-tbirds of the applications for li
Ma QOINN, of Philadelphia, who has
been chosen General Secretary of the
Young Men's Christian Association
of this place, has accepted the posi
tion and assumed the duties of the
THE people of Allegheny county
and Pittsburg seem to appreciate the
right to oppose license in the Courts,
given them under the new license
law, and all present appearances indi
cate a great reform in the liquor traf
fic of that county and city.
—Farmers say this was the first
year tbey ever, knew corn to ripen so
early. Much was ripe and ready to
be busked the last week of August'
It is attributed to the warm weather
of July. At the same time, being no
frosts yet, the trees remain green and
the outs are slow about ripening.
—Rev. Tbeophilus Roth, now of
Utica, N. Y., preached in the English
Lutheran Church of this place, on
Sunday morning and evening last.
His sermons were learned and inter
eating ones and were listened to by a
full bouse on both occasions. He is
a brother of the pastor of the E. L.
Church here, Rev. D. Luther Roth,
and was born and raised in Prospect,
—Hugh D. Hanna, of Emlenton,
was found guilty of furnishing liquor
to a man "visibly affected by intoxi
cating drink." This is the first con
viction for this offense in Venango
county under tbe new law—the
Brooks high license act. Hanna is
not a liquor dealer. He simply had
a jug of whisky and gave u drunken
man a drink out of it. The penalty
Is a fine of from SSO to SSOO and im
prisonment from 40 to 90 days. He
was sentenced to pay a fine of SSO
and sent to jail for 30 days,— Ex.
AT one of the sessions of the Gen
eral Synod of the English Lutheran
Church, justheld at Greenville, Pa.,
the question of the best form of a
marriage ceremony was discussed.
Fifty forms bad been considered by a
committee, and the one chosen was
one in general use daring the six
teenth century, as regards the ar
rangement of the parts of the cere
HORATIO N. LIS. ESQ , for a long
time a leading member of the Kit
tanning, Armstrong county Bar,
died at bis residence in that place on
Sept. 4, in the 77th year of his age.
Mr. Lee was born near Harrisville,
this county, and studied law with
the late Judge John Bredin. After
being' admitted to the Bar of this
county he removed to Kittanning
where be had marked success in hie
profession, and obtained considerable
wealth. He was a man of great in
dependence of character and had
meny friends. Some of our older
citizens of this place and of the upper
part of the county will remember
him when a young man.
To Further Protect Liverymen.
Following is a law passed by the
last Legislature for the protection of
liverymen: Be it enacted, etc.:
"That whenever hereafter any bailee
or bailees, for hire or loan of any
property of any liverv stable keeper,
shall wilfully, or with gross negli
gence, damage or destroy the prop
ertyof any one as aforesaid, while
the same is in the custody or posses
sion of said bailee or bailees, the per
son or persons so offending shall be
taken and deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and, upon conviction there
of in the court of quarter sessions,
shall be punished by a fine not ex
ceeding one hundred dollars, or im
prisonment not exceeding twenty
days in the county jail, or both, at
the discretion of the court, and shall
be liable to said owner or owners of
said property for the value thereof, or
the injury done to the same, in an
action of debt, either in the court of
common pleas or before a justice of
the peace, as like amounts are now by
Centennial of the Constitution.
Mr. Gladstone in his letter reply
ing to the invitation sent him by the
Committee at Philadelphia, to attend
the celebration of the Centenary of our
National Constitution, makes use of
these words regarding that instru
"I have always regarded that Constitution
as the most remarkable work known tome in
modern times to have been produced by the
human intellect, at a single stroke (so to
speak), in its application to political affairs.
Coming from tho great English
statesman this is a remarkable utter
ance. The Constitution of the U. S.
has now existed a hundred years,
with some amendments made to it it
is true, but with little if any change
in all its original parts. Consider
ing the times in which it was framed
and the times now; the condition and
feebleness of the country then and its
condition and strength now; the thir
teen thinly peopled States then and
the near forty now of, some of them,
great empires in themselves; and con
sidering generally the great changes
made within the hundred years, all
must agree with Mr. Gladstone and
wonder with him at the durability of
that instrument. State Constitutions
have, in some cases, been remodeled
or reformed two or three times.
Pennsylvania has changed hers twice
by new Conventions, giving new
Constitutions. During all this time
there has been no regular attempt
made to change or reform the Nation
al Constitution. And yet it cannot
be said that no changes are needed.
Owing to the condition of our coun
try when it was formed many impor
tant questions had to be smoothed
over or compromised. Notably was
this the case on the question of negro
slavery then existing, but since blot
ted out through war and blood.
Other questions or matters might be
referred to, as to which the country
has been pulling along as it were in
spite of anything found in the Na
tional Constitution to aid, prohibit
or justify action upon. The currency,
the conflicting legal proceedings and
legal remedies among the different
States, the commerce between the
States, at the present time giving
rise to many troublesome contests
and questions, these and other mat
ters that concern the good of all
parts of the country would seem to
require that the time had come when
there should be a general overhaul
ing of the Constitution of the U.S.
From the days of Hamilton, Madi
son and Jay, who wrote to urge up
on the States the acceptance of their
work, as the very best that they
could then give or obtain, to the pres
ent day, there has always been great
and diverse opinions among our
Presidents, Governors, Senators and
Judges, as to the powers conferred in
or withheld by the Constitution in
many matters of legislation. The
different views on the question ol'
"States Rights" brought on the late
civil war, and only war settled them.
Other great differences of opinion
may soon arise in a country growing
so rapidly, and extending so va3tiy,
that wisdom would seem to dictate
the present as the time when steps
should be taken to secure a more per
fect, certain and clear bond of union
among the States and for the people.
The threatening great influx of the
worst elements of foreign populations
to our shores might be mentioned as
one alone that provision should be
made against, and made dif
ferent from the provisions
of the present Constitution
relative to immigration to this coun
try. The day is not far distant when
the people of the different States, or
their Legislatures, will have to move
in the matter of reforming our
Butler Oil Fields.
Instead of a decrease it looks as if
an increase was coming in the oil
fields of Butler county, as well as in
The Reibold still maintains its
lead. The latest is Phillip's No. G,
on the Behm farm producing hourly
140 barrels. The No. 5 still yields
about 65 per hour. Other good
wells are being drilled on the Behm.
On the Blakeley, Stewart, and other
farms good wells have been found.
This field, on the head waters of
Thorn Creek, starts out as a rival to
Reibold. The success at the Bol
ard and Greenlee, Lonitz farm,
bro't other ventures. Among them
is tLe Haymaker & Co. well on the
John Welsh farm, reported as show
ing for a good well. It is a mile
Northeast from the Bola'd and
Another well is being drilled, end is
cased,at what is called the Big Rock,
further up the creek and on the Sax
onburg and Frazier mill road. This
is abo.%t a mile south from the Bolard
Seven other new rigs are going up
in this new field and from the leasing
goiDgon-it looks now aa becoming
a very active one.
Necessity And Convenience.
The Brooks law raises a nice ques
tion for the courts to decide when it
makes the applicant for license declare
that his place is "necessary" as a
puhlic house. Of course no drinking
saloon is "necessary." All the ab
solutely necessary liquor to be drank
may be, and possibly should be only
administered by the doctor's orders.
It may bj that such administrations
are sometimes "necessary," but ad
mitting that to be a fact would only
be to make the sale of liquor by drug
gists "necessarv." Ordinary dram
drinking is not a necessity. A bar
in a first-class hotel, even, is not,
strictly speaking, "necessary," for
the traveler may do without his tod
dy, and if he gets enough to eat he
should survive.— Pills. Penny Press.
Companies "C" and "D," 11th
Reg't Pa. Reserve*, will form in
front of the Court House on the
morning of September 21st, at 0;15
sharp, and march thence to West
Penn Depot, to meet the other com
panies of the Regiment. A full and
prompt attendance is requested.
G. W. Fleeger,
Late Capt. Co. ' C."
J. P. Boggs,
Late Capt. Co. "D-"
Ens. CITIZEN: —As the schools of
our county are about to enter upon
the work of another year a few faults
anil hints to parents and teachers
may not be out of place at this time.
Since the first of the school year
teachers'examinations have been held
in dilferent sections of the county.
There have been four hundred and
eighteen applicants for license to
teach. Out of this number two hun
dred and seventy-three have been
able to reach the established grade
One hundred and forty-live have fail
ed, fifty-four of whom were old teach
ers. All those who made an average
of sixty per cent, on all the branches
and fell below fifty per cent, in none
were granted certificates. The grade
will be ten per cent, higher next year.
The average of all the certificates
granted is one and four-fifths, count
ing arithmetic as two branches. The
highest grade was taken by H. H.
Critchlow, Kiester; the second by J.
M. Shields, Worth township; and the
third by John N. McLaughlin, Win
Those who have failed are deserv
ing of sympathy, but however pitiable
their condition may now be they
should remember that there is "a
Balm in Gilead." We have several
good Academies where, at a small
expense, they can brighten up and
prepare themselves for the work.
Our schools have been moving on
ward and those who do not keep pace
with the progress must be left behind.
It is a very, unpleasant duty to no
tify an old teacher that he has not
passed a satisfactory examination,
but the necessity of the case demands
it. The education of thirty or forty
children is of too much importance to
be entrusted to one who is likely to
fail in scholarship Of course, some
teachers may have the scholarship
and fail in other points, but this can
not be determined by an examination.
If experience shows the teacher to be
unworthy in any respect he will be
dropped. The best things for the
schools, regardless of the individual
interests of the teachers, is the motto.
The teacher is not only expected to
give instruction but to choose and
plan the studies for the pupils.
This point has been overlooked by
many of our teachers. They have
been in the habit of allowing the pu
pils to pursue whatever studies he,
or his parents may think best, with
out any regard to the pupil's real
wants or the the system and order of
the school. Thus it i 3 that a few
pupils begin grammar when they en
ter the third reading class, many
when they enter the fifth reader, and
some never. Clas3 after class is
formed to meet the wants of irregular
pupiis until very often the number
reaches thirty, when it should never
be more than twenty-two or twenty
four in extreme < n ase3 The greatest
evil in our country schools with
which the teacher has to contend is
the lack of uniformity in the pursuit
It is the teacher's business to see
when he organizes the school that
each pupil takes the studies suited to
his advancement. For example:
Every pupil in the school should have
writing. The pupil.s in the primary
grade should have their slates ruled
and write on tbem. All above the
first reading class should use peu and
ink. There should be no exceptions
to this rule. When the pupil enters
the third reading class, and very oft
en before this time, he should begin
language and primary geography,
and when he is ready for the fourth
reader history should be added to
these studies. A'.i the pupils are re
quired by the law to study physiol
ogy and hygiene. The teacher has
not the power to excuse any one from
The teacher's standing shall de
pend very much oa his ability to
properly organize his school. Sure
ly the teacher who will labor earn
estly to have each pupil where he
belongs and then pursue the routine
of labor faithfully and diligently until
the last hour of the term is over is
'worthy of much more praise and
commendation than he who will al
low his school to shape itself as it will
and then closo the term with a pub
lic demonstration, tho preparation
for which has been stolen from the
time which did not belong to the
teacher and which he had no right to
to appropriate for such purposes.
It uiay be objected that very often
the parents refuse to furnish their
children with the necessary books.
In such cases the teacher has net the
liberty to excuse the pupil from pur
suing the regular order of studies.
If the parent can not be induced by
moderate means to supply his child
with the necessary books, the School
Board should be applied to for aid.
It will not do to jeopardize the best
interests of the child because the pa
rent is a little near-sighted.
• Sample copies of reporting cards
have been forwarded to the different
School Boards. It is hoped that
they may see their way cleur to fur
nish these cards to their schools.
The use of these cards will require
the teacher to hold written examina
tions at the close of each month in
the advanced grades and oral exami
nations in the primary grades But,
if the teacher crams his pupils from
the beginning of the month to its
close with special view to the exam
ination, the object of both the exam
ination and reports will be defeated.
The teacher should remember that
his success is not measured by the
per cent, of correct answers his
pupils give to the series of questions
submitted in the examinations.
'•The questions employed should
be a test of the pupils knowledge ol
subjects and not his ability to repeat
words—a test of his power to observe,
to think, to reason and to express
what he knows. They should place
training before crammiug, and cul
tore before technics. It is true that
pupils will not give as high a per
cent, of correct answers to such ques
tions as they would were the tests
confined strictly to the text-book,
every one falling within a prescribed
course of instruction; but the exam
ination will have the merit of deter
mining the knowledge and powers of
the pupils, and especially of indica
ting ichal they ought to know. When
classes reach an average of ninety
per cent, anu upwards iu a writteu
examination, the fact may usually be
accepted as evidence that both tests
and instruction have been grooved,
or that much time has been wasted
in drilling the more backward pupils
to the sacrifice of time and opportun
ity on the part of the other pupils."
The Institute will beheld, as usual,
at the holidays. Every effort is be
ing made to secure the best instruc
tors in the land, and we are glad to
be able to announce to the teachers
that Dr. E. T. Jeffers, of Lincoln
University, has been secured as one
of the instructors; the Dr. has many
admirers in this county and we pre
dict that he will have many more
when the Institute is over. Efforts
have been put forth to secure Col.
Park, but he is unable to decide at
present whether he can bo with us or
not. As the teachers are paid for
their timo and as the time is not de- j
ducted from the length of the term, it
is expected that every teacher in tbe j
county will be present during the ,
entire week, unless prevented by
sickness. J. L. SNYDER,
HOOKER, Sept. 11, 1837.
EDS. CITIZEN: —It was the good
fortune of your correspondent to be
present at the house of Robert Mc-
Cracken.in Fairview twp , on the Bth
of Sept. 1887, when the neighbors
and friends assembled to celebrate the
thirty-fourth anniversary of the wed
ding of Mr. and Mrs. McCracken.
By nine o'clock in the morning the
roads and lanes appeared to be alive
with men, women and children, com
ing with baskets filled with the good
things of the land, and they continu
ed to come until they numbered over
two hundred, when a table was
spread in the orchard near by the
house and it fairly trembled under
the weight of the good things pre
pared by the ladies of the neighbor
hood, of which we all partook boun
tifully—even the ministers, four in
number, eat just like other men.
Dinner being over the meeting
was organized by electing Hon. Rob
ert A. Mifflin, President and your
humble correspondent, Secretary, The
Chairman made a very nice speech,
referring to the affliction of Mr Mc-
McCracken who has been blind for
the last eleven years not even seeing
the light of day. Then after singing
part of tbe 40th I'salm, and being led
in prayer by Rev. Decker, the presen
tation of gifts was in order, and Rey.
Marshall was called upon, and in an
appropriate and somewhat humorous
speech presented the numerous gifts,
the first being a nice, large family
bible, presented to Mrs. McCracken
by her sisters and brothers-in law.
Mrs. Banks next presented a nice suit
of clothes to Mr. McCracken from his
sons and son-in-law, Mr. Brown; after
which there was a multitude of pres
ents which we have not space to
enumerate, save to say that all the
friends gave something as a token of
respect; and last but not least a purse
containing $22 raised by the neigh
bors, making in all about $55. Then,
speeches being called for, the Revs.
Hazlett, Stark and Decker responded
in very appropriate speeches. They
were followed by Mr. McCracken in a
very feeling speech of gratitude,
thanking the friends and Leighbors
for the kindness and respect shown to
him and family, and after singing the
23d psalm, the audience was dis
missed with the benediction by Rev.
Marshall, and all returned home feel
ing the better for being there.
Suffer me to say that Mr. Mc-
Cracken and family are worthy of all
the honors conferred on them on this
occasion, and they join iu returning
thanks to their many friends for the
kindness and respect shown them.
JOHN G. CHRISTY.
Allegheny Twp., News.
EDS. CITIZEN. —AII the rigbt title
interest and claim of Mr. and Mrs.
Ossinan, consisting of kitchen furni
ture, and cooking utensils, were seiz
ed and taken in custody by ono hun
dred und twenty-live warm hearted
friends, who met at their residence
on the Ist day of September, 1887,
to celebrate the 58th birthday of Mr.
Ossman. Friend Ossman was ab
sent when the large coucourse of
friends assembled at his home, and
when he came home and saw every
thing in the kitchen taken in custody
he manfully awaited tha opportunity
for a good dinner, which was soon
prepared in the grove near by.
When dinner was announced. Mr.
and Mrs. Ossman were invited to
take their places at the head of the
table, aud after the usual devotional
exercises by Mr. James Pollock, 125
guests partook of the grand feast.
Dijuer being served, the meeting
was organized by electing Mr. Jas.
Pollock of Clarion County president,
and John Thomas E«q, secretary.
The meeting was opened with pray
er by the president, Col. O. C. lledic
was called upon and made a very
able speech; Mr. Pollock made the
closing remarks. There were quite
a number of valuable presents made
for which Mr. Eli Ossman in a few
well-timed remarks returned his sin
cere thanks. The next in order; —
was a foot race, between Mr. Eli Oss
man and William Turner. Tiie first
two heats they both broke, and the
third heat they both walked in. It
was not expected that men of their
age could successfully run a foot race
after their consuming the
amount of chicken and sweet cake
they did at the dinner table. The
party was good in every respect and
every person enjoyed themselves.
Saturday, September 3rd 1887,
there was a yerv enjoyable time at
the residence of Mr, and Mrs. Dr. L.
Bigelow, where a number friends and
neighbors assembled to celebrate the
51st birthday of Mrs. Bigelow. At
one o'clock dinner was announced
and the guests took their places at
the table. A blessing was asked by
W. It. Grant; every person partook
freely of the grand feast and were
satisfied. After dinner a prayer was
offered by Mr. W. 11 Grant Col.
O. C. lledic delivered an address
which was very appropriate oa the oc
casioa. There were some very hand
some and valuable presents presented
to Mrs. Bigolo%v, for which she ex
pressed her thanks. We all had a
good time, aud returned to our
homes with glad hearts,
lu next's week's issue of thfi CITIZEN
we will give au accouut of the birth
day party of Mrs. E. C. Parks..
Evans Cily Items.
EDS. CITIZEN. — On Wednesday
morning of last week before daylight
burglars entered into the Stokey
House of this place annd pryed oil'
the money drawer behind the bar.
Then making their escape they
carried it to the station where it was
found by daylight robbed of its con
tents They got about $8 or $lO. As
yet there is no clue. Mr. Isaac Ash
has been very poorly for the last two
weeks, he fee's some better to-day.
Nothing new in the oil tield west
of town, as there is no new well loca
ted yet. A.
A Birthday Surprise.
EDS CITIZEN —The friends of Mrs.
David It. Kennedy, of Muddycreek
township, this county, gave her a
surprise birthday party on Saturday
last, Sept. 10,1887, that date being her
fiftieth birthday. The number pres
ent and who took dinner on the occa
sion was B'J, besides a number of
children. These friends and neigh
bors all came with their baskets well
Glled. There were some from Law
rence county, some from Pittsburgh,
Meadville, Ohio, and other place 3.
There were many presents brought
along for Mrs. Kennedy. Mr. Web
ster Aiken of Lawrence county was
requested to act as master of ceremo
nies and made tbe presentation of the
articles to Mrs K. among which were
many fine and costly ones. Mr.
Phillip Newton of Muddvereek twp ,
responded on behalf of Mrs. K. as did
also her husband Mr. Kennedy.
The occasion was an entire sur
prise to her, and a very pleasant time
was had, all going away very well
pleased. ONE PRESENT.
Mr. Gladstone's Letter to the
Constitutional Commission —
Ireland in Need of All His
The Constitutional Centennial
Commission have made public Mr.
Gladstone's letter of declination of
the invitation to attend the celebra
tion this week. Mr. Gladatone was
invited as the guest of the committee,
and he was informed that it was the
ouly one sent to any person not an
American citizen or an accredited
diplomat, the exception in his case
being intended as an express recogni
tion of the historical ties which
bouud Great Britain and America be
fore the declaration of independence.
He was also assured that he would be
allowed to make whatever arrange
ments he pleased and would be enter
tained in America as no man has
been since the visit of General La
The following is Mr. Gladstone's
reply, which is dated London July
20, and addressed to the chairman
GENTLEMEN: I have had the great
honor to receive your invitation to
attend the approaching celebration of
the centenary of the American Con
stitution. The attractions of this
invitation are enhanced to to me by
the circumstance that I have always
regarded that Constitution as the
most remarkable work known to me
in modern times to have been pro
duced by the human intellect, at a
single stroke, so to speak, in its ap
plication to political affairs.
The invitation has also been ac
companied with every accessory which
even American hospitality could de
vise. Had I a real option in the case
I could not but accept it; but the
limitations of my strength and time
aud the incessant pressure of my en
gagements from day to day make me
too well aware that I have none.
So far as I am able to foresee, or
free to decide, the whole of the small
residue of activity which remains at
my command in connection with
state affairs ia dedicated to the prose
cution of a great work at home. I
regaid the Irish question as the most
urgent in its demands, and as the
most full of tbe promise of widely
beneficial results for my country in
which I have been engaged. I have,
therefore, no remaining fund of time,
or capacity for public exertion, on
which to draw. I ought, perhaps, to
add that, viewing the jealousies prev
alent at this time in England, I am
doubtful whether those jealousies
might not for the moment be stimu
lated were I to accept the distinction
you offer me, not less signal than un
The first of these reasons, however,
is that which removes from me free
dom of moral choice in this matter,
and compels me to decline the most
flatteriug proposal I ever have re
I shall watch, gentlemen, with a
profound interest, the proceedings at
your celebration, when you will have
to look back upon a century of na
tional advancement without a parallel
in history, and to look forward to its
probable continuance upon a still
larger scale, with aa accumulation of
high duties and responsibilities pro
portioned to an ever growiug power.
That you and your children may be
enabled by an Almighty worthily to
meet them is, and will be, I am con
fident, the prayer of your kinsmen on
this 3ide of the water, who hope, nay,
who believe, that the moral relations
of the several portions of our race are
wisely destined to acquire, with the
lapse of time, an increasing harmony
and closeness. I beg to remain, gen
Your faithful servant,
VV. E. GLADSTONE.
The Chinese Grants.
From Phil'a. Record, oth inst.]
Wharton Barker arrived in Phila
delphia last Friday, with a most in
teresting collection of documents.
The papers give the syndicate which
he represents concessions for banking
railroad, telephone and mining enter
prises in China. The documents
were all official, and each bore the
signature of tbe Prime Minister of
China. On Wednesday evening Mr
Barker, in company with Count Mit
kiewiez, held a lengthy conference
with the Chinose Minister and the
Imperial Envoy, Mandrin Mai Kie
Chuug, at Washington. At that
meetiog all Gnal arrangements were
made, and there now remain only the
details of the plans to be perfected.
For that purpose the distinguished
Chinese Euvoy and his suite will
come to this city next week and take
up hi 3 residence with Mr. Barker at
Jenkintown, where he will remain for
for a month or six weeks. The Chin
ese Minister will also arrive here
nextweik Count Mitk •v e< is ex
pected in the city to-day.
Ju3t what the concessions are that
have been obtained by the Barker
syndicate canuot be detailed at
length now- The uust important is
the decree for the establishment of a
bauk under the peatronago and pro
tection of the Imperial Government.
The nominal capital will be equal to
$25,000,000, of which the Govern
ment and Chinese capitalists are to
contribute cne-half and the Ameri
cans the remainder. There is no
limit upon the extension of the capi
tal. This bauk will be given power
to issue g'dd and silver money. It
wiil be a depository for Government
funds and have exclusive privileges.
It will also furnish all the money
needed by the Government for the
construction of railroad, mining and
other enterprises. These have been
planned upon a large scale; therefore
the outlook for the bank is considered
as more than ordinarily promising
The reasons that led the Chinese
Government to make these concess
ions are that it did not care to go In
to the money centres of Europe and
borrow funds needed for its enterpri
ses because of the colonizing tenden
cies of the Europeans. The Govern
ment was assured that similar plans
had been successfully tried in Russia,
and Mr. Barker had a strong recom
mendation from the Russian Govern
ment, for which Le transacted some
very important business once in the J
purchase of war-ships.
Our military company left on
the 2:35 train on the West Penn,
Weduesday afternoon for Phila'a aud
will take part in the grand parade
led by Gen. Sheridan, today.
At this writing, Thursday morn
ing, tbe Butler Fair is in full and
successful progress. Tbe exhibits
and displays upon the grounds exceed
those of any former Fair. A great
improvement in appearance is mani
fest in all things, the arrangements
being neater and in better taste than
heretofore. The number of people
present and the receipts on Wednes
day we are informed exceeded those
of last year, and to day, Thursday,
it is thought the people present will
be still greater. It is impossible to
give details this week Next week
we hope to be able to do so.
BARNHART—MURPHY Oil Thursday,
Sept. 1, 18S7, at Butler, Pa., by J. W.
Brown, J. P., Mr. John Barnhart of But
ler, Pa., to Miss Amelda Murphy of West
KAI'FMAN—SHANOR—Sept. 13, 1887, at
Hotel Vogeley, by Rev. W. 15. Oiler, Mr.
William H. Kaufman and Miss Lydia J.
Shanor, both of Butler. Pa.
14, at tbe Methodist Parsonage, in Butler,
by Rev. S. H. Nesbit, Mr. Win. C. Culber
son and MissFida Cheers, all ofGlade Run
SIIIRA—DODDS-Sept. 6, 1887, by Rev.
Samuel Kerr, assisted by Rev. J. J. Im
brie, Mr. C. C. Shira, of North Washing
ton, and Miss Clara Dodds,of IJarrisville,
Pa., daughter of the late Rev. Ezra Dtdds.
KEIL— In Allegheny City, Sept. 12, 1887,
Louisa C., infant daughter of George aud
Mary Keil, formerly of this place. Inter
ment at Butler, Sept. 14.
Ave., East End, Pittsburg,£Sept. 12, ISB7,
M'rs. Maria Coleman, widow ol the late
Henry B. Coleman aud mother-in-law of
Mr. Joseph P. Negley, formerly of Butler,
aged 73 years.
DUVALL— In Pittsburg, Sept. 10, 1887, Mrs.
Retta C. Duvall, formerly of this county,
aged 37 years.
CLOUSE—Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1887, at his
home in Oakland twp., Michael Clouse, Sr.,
aged 87 years.
SHRADER—At Bethlehem Church, Beaver
county, Pa., Sept. 12,1887, Mrs. Kate M.
Shrader, wife of Rev. J. A. Shrader, form
erly of Jefferson tp., this county, aged
about 30 years.
Rev. Shrader has the sympathy of a large
circle of relatives and friends iu this county
on his sudden bereavement.
STEHLE—In this place, Tuesday evening,
, Sept. 13,1887, Mr. Thomas Stehle, in the
74tb year of his age.
Mr. Stehle came to this place with his
parents about fifty years ago, when a young
man. He was first known as a maker iyid
dealer in tin and other wares. He also fol
lowed the lock and gun smithing business
here for a number of years. He also kept a
restaurant or eeting house for some years
and then engaged iu the mercantile business,
which he lollowed, either alone or in con
nection with his iamily, until recent years.
He was a very ingenious man as a me
chanic and was always an industrious, en
terprising, useful and correct citizen.
He leaves a widow and several children,
and grandchildren to niourn his loss. His
remains were interred in the Catholic Cem
etery here on this, Friday;
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"Hood's Sarsaparilla beats al! others, and
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We want a few live men
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TRIAL LIST FOR SPECIAL COURT, COMMENCING MON DAT, SEPT. 2©, 1887
.Yi; Term. Yr. I'lnintiff'* Attorney. Plaintiff*. Defendant*. | Defendant's Attorney
AD. 10, Dee. 1 sn'j Scott A.l Nicholson L Hnmond Will jams i Mitchell
" 30, June Brittain & Curumings |C H Hartmau II W Christy Bowser
F. 1.D.1 June Mctjuistion L Bolton et al Benton Diet Scott
" 4 Juue 188",Greer Second National Bank of Erie. Fred P James Brandon
" 2 Sept. 188; McCandless John Emui-dy T W Norton Mediation
A. D. 50 March l.sß>' Thompson <5: Son John M Thompson for use (< W Crowe "
" 7 Mu-ich 1884 Brandon & Robert A Brown S P Painter et al Bowser »ud Fk-eger
" 84 June 1884 C McCaudless John Balfour, Ex'r B C'/Bley K Marshall
" 7i> March 18so .las Bredin Donagliv and Bredin J S Smith et al A T Black et al
" 45 June 18S5 Greer ISol Dunbar Borough of Evansburg Lnsk
" 47 Juue 188.") Scott John M Arters John II Markham Sullivan
" 85 Sept 1885 Thompson & Son P C McCaudless et ux John Balfour, Ex'r Forqucr
" !•.'! Sept 1885 Kraudon et al G F Hane for use N Dambach Marshall aud Mates
" C 7 Dec 1885 Vanderlin B F Covert llichael l'linner McQuistion
" 52 March 18SC Martin White and Wallace Everelte Forsythe McCaudless
" *lO June 188i> Greer Elizalieth Rice Butler Borough licQuistiou
" 08 June 1886 Mctjuistiou Nicholas Garvin John Buehlcr B<.wscr
" 4') Sept l»8t> McC & Scott Wrn Con lev et al J >1 Panton et al McQuistion
« y e pt 188« i " " '• " " " •'
" 23 Dec 1880 Mitchell W F Reed et m »V II Craig et ux Williams & Mitchell
" 33 Dec l#Bti Vanderlin Fauny McNeal et al Elizabeth Wallace J B Bredin
" t;4 Dec 188»l McQuistion Conrad Schlerder Samuel Balfour Bredin
" 05 Dec 1886 (ireer Clinton twp Geo K Montgomery et al Scott
" 27 March ISB7 McCandlem Win Weller et al flie County of Butler Bowser,
" 28 March 1887 Same W It McNigbt " " " Same
" 40 March 1887' Bowser Ab Wolford W A Green et al & Son
" 1 June 1887 ! McJ & Galbreath V Q Hickman C G Chris tie et al Brandon
" 17 June 1887.Brittain Gotleib Ilarrold Butler twp J B Bredin
" 3!' June 1887 McJ & Galbreath A J Jack Frank Morrison For que r
" 42 June 1887|Kohler iS P Painter et al Mary A Glenn et al Gner
Prothonotary's Office, Angust 28, 1887. WM. M. BHIRA, rrothonotary,
JURY LIST FOR SEPT. 26, 'B7
l.ist of Jurors drawn to serve in a special tt'rm
sf Court commencing the 4th. Monday of Sep'.,
being the iiith day. lssa'. Drawn Aug. 3d. 188..
Bovaid W 1). Cherry twp N, farmer.
Bamhart Joseph, Fairview twp W. producer,
lilllmgslv Robert. Slippery rock twp. tanner.
Cleeland' D L. Butler boro. Ist precinct, jeweler.
Croft Svm, Cranberry twp, farmer.
Critchlow David, JeU'erson twp, farmer.
Crawford D I*. Fairview W, farmer.
Christy Sim. Concord twp. farmer.
Camtrir .1 F. Franklin twp, farmer.
Craig W 11, Butler boro. Ist precinct, carpenter.
Christy Newton, Concord twp, tanner.
Dodds W is, MuadyereeK twp, tanner.
Dodds J O. Connoquenessiug twp N, farmer.
Dunbar Lafayette. Auams twp, farmer.
Dolan John, MUlerstown, boarding house.
Kllenbergcr Charles. Fairview twp W, farmer.
Fw ling John (i. Win field tp. farmer.
Forrester D W, Franklin tp, fanner.
Garrett David, .Millerstown. contractor.
Goehring Edward E. Cranberry tp, farmer.
Glenn Samuel, Clay tp. farmer
(joehriiig John, Forward tp, farmer.
Getman J F, Lancaster tp. tanner.
(irav J W, Donegal tp,carpenter.
Harbison Joseph. P.ult'\lo tp, farmer.
Haller Christian, Clinton tp, miller,
lleckert Win. Middlesex tp, farmer.
Darting George M, Adams tp, farmer.
Hillia.rU Abraham, Cherry s, farmer,
Kirker.l N. Lancaster tp*. fanner.
Kavlor I'etcr. Donegal tp. farmer.
Love Samuel Clinton tp. farmer.
Martin Wm, Evansburg, wagon maker.
McCollougli Matthew, Worth tp, farmer.
McCrea Hugh. Butler tp. farmer.
McCaflerty Win. l'aiker tp. larmer .
Meyer Jacob, Oakland tp, farmer.
Neyman j s,
Negley D G, Jefferson tp, farmer.
Orbison Joseph. Donegal tp, farmer.
Parker John S, Washington N. farmer.
Ramsey Nathan, Cranberry tp. farmer.
Kelfcer Jacob. Butler boro -Jd Frecinct.Merchant
step Michael. Middlesex tp, farmer.
Stevenson David. Baldridge, farmer,
.Shepard John, Middlesex tp, fanner.
Stewart John, Evansburg, farmer.
Trimbur George, San>mit tp. farmer.
Vanderlin John, Venango tp, carpenter,
Woods Thomas, Clinton tp, farmer.
Wick John, Centervlllo, miner.
Wick J 8, Butler boro 2d precinct, plumber.
Walker Daniel. Parker tp, farmer.
Zelmer Edward, Jackson W. fanner.
Estate of Zephaniah Snyder,
LATE OK BRADY TOWNSHIP, DECD.
Letters of administration C. T. A. on tiie es
tate Zepliunlah Snyder, late of Brady twp., But
ler Co., I'a., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves Indebt
ed to said estate will please make Immediate
oayiuent. and any ..having claims against said
;state will present tliem duly authenticated
J. C. SNYDER, Adm'r,
West Liberty P. 0., Butler Co., l s a.
ESTATE OF MARY A. MATES.
LATE OF BUTLEK BOKO. DEC'n.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
tiie undersigned on the estate of Mrs, Mary A
Mates, dec'tl, late of the borough of Butler,
Butler county, l'a., ail persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
immediate payment and any having claims
against said estate will present them duly
authenticated for settlement.
J AS. B. MATES, >
A. W. MATES, ( Exr's,
ESTATE OP W. W. XcCALL,
LATE OF CLINTON TOWNSHIP, DKC'n.
Letters testamentary on the estate of W. W.
McCall, dee'd, lata of Clinton township, Butler
county, Pa., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing Ihemselves indebted
to said estate will please make immediate pay
ment, and any having claim- against said estate
will present the same duly authenticated for
ROBEKT McCALL, I „ v ,_
ISAIAH McCALL, f'- xrs -
SAXON RURG, Butler county, Pa.
Notice is hereby given that application will be
made to the Court of common Pleas, of Butler,
Co,, on Saturday, the Ist day of October, 1887, at
10o'clock, for a charter of Incorporation of the
•' Butler Law Library Association," the purposes
and objects of which are the establishment and
maintenance of a Law Library to be used as
provided by the By-laws of said Association ;
and the place of location of the same will be at
or near the Court. House in the boro. of Butler.
Agreeably to an Act of Assembly, Approved the
I29th day of April. 1874.
p. w. I.OWRV,
w. c. THOMPSON,
Solicitors lor Applicants.
BUTLER, PA., Sept. to, 1887. 9-liiat
In the matter of the assignment of James P,
Robinson for tiie benefit of creditors.
In the court of Common Pleas of Butler coun
ty M's D. No. 7, March T. 18*c>.
And now Sept. 7, ISS7. on motion of Hon,
CUas, MeCandless. Attorney for accountant, .1.
SI. Galbreatli. Esq. appointed to pass upon any
exceptions that may be tiled to this account, re
state the account If found necessary and make
distribution of the fund to and among the cred
BY TAB COURT.
BUTI.BR COUNTV, SS:
Certified from the Record ihls 9th Sept,,
A, D. ISS7.
W. M. SIIIR A, Pro.
All persons interested in the above matter
are hereby notified that I will attend to the du
ties of auditor In the above stated case at the
office of Mc.iunkin & Galbreath. >n Butler. Pa.,
on Monday the trie ad day of October. A.D. ISS7.
at 10 o'clock A. M., at whtcli time and place all
parties Interested may attend if they desire so
J. M. GALUREATH.
RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
WEST PENN H. R.
On aud after Monday, May 23, 1887, trains
will leave Butler as follows!
MARKET at 0:15 a. m., arriving atAlleghe
ny at 9:00 a. m.; connects east for Blairsville.
EXTRESS at 8:25 a. m , arriving at Alleghe
ny at 10:20 a. m.; does not connect for the
MAIL at 2:35 p. m., and goes through to
Allegheny, arriving there at 4:45 p. m.; con
ACCOMMODATION at 4:45 p, in., and con
nects at the Junction with Freeport Accom
modation, arriving at Allegheny at 7:26
m., and connects east as far as Apollo.
Trains connecting for Butler leave Alleghe
ny at 7:20 a.m., 3:30 p. in. and 6:30 p. m.
Trains arrive at Butler at 10:20 a, m. and
5:15 and 7:45 p. m.
S. & A. R. R.
Corrected to fast time, 1 hour faster than
Trains leave Butler for Greenville from
the Pittsburgh aud Western depot at 0:55
and 10:30 a. m. Biid 5:05 p. m. Trains
leaving the P. &. W. depot in Allegheny
city 8:20 a. m. and 1:40 p. m. fast time
connect at Butler with trains on the 8.
Trains arrive at Butler from Greenville,
fast time, 10:13 a. m. and 2:35 and 7:15 p. m.,
and connect with traius on the P. <fc W.
arriving at Allegheny at 12:20 a. m. and 5:00
and 9 p. m., fast time.
The 10:30 a.m. train north aud 9:30 p.m
south, have through parlor cars, between
Allegheuy City and Chautauqua Lake, and
Trains leave Hilliards at (JiOO, and 11:00 a.
m. t slow time, and arrive at 9:35 a. m. and
6:20 p. m. Both trains connect at Branchton
for Butler and Greenville.
V. & W. R. R.
Corrected to fast time, one hour faster
than schedule time.
Trains leave Butler for Allegheny City at
6i15, 8:18, and 10:30 a. m. and 2:50 and 6:25
p. m. A train connecting for New Castle
and the West leaves Butler at 1:40 p. m.
and arrives at Chicago at G:00 a. m. next
Traius arrive from Allegheny at 9:10 and
10*18 a. m. and 12:20, 3:36, 6:20 and 8:30 p.
Trains leave Butler for Foxburg and the
North at 10:20 a. m. aud 3:38 and 8:33 p. m.
Trains arrive at Butler lor the north at 8:18
and 10:18 a. m. and 6:00 p. m.
On Sunday trains leave Butler for Alle
gheny at 8:43 a. m. aud 6:25 p. in., and for
the West at 1:40 p. in., and arrive from
Allegheny at 10:18 and 3:36, aud from the
West at 7.56. A train arrives from the
North at 8:43 a.m. and departs at 7:56. p.m.
Trains leave Allegheny for Butler at 7,00,
8;20 and 10:20 a. m. aud 1:40, 4:15 and
6;35 p. ui., fast time.
Trains leaving Butler at 8:18 a. m. and
1:4') }>. m. make close connections at Callcry
for the West, and the 2:50 train connects but
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ZZZSSSUM & THOMAS.
Boot and Shoe j^ale
Fall I Winter Footwear
B. C. Huselton's.
Our groat lall and winter sale of Boots and Shoes has
be gun, the people of Butler county never saw such an im
mense stock of all kinds, shapes, nzes and styles in any
one house in Butler county, as we are now showing they
can't be matched in Butler county. They are worth coin
ing 25 miles to see and 50 miles to buy. Our trade in
creased largely last season and we intend to sell more
Boots and Shoes this season than last. This has war
ranted us in placing the largest and greatest variety, the
best values for your careful inspection that has ever
been shown in any house in Butler county. Our Mens',
Boys' and Childrens' Boots have been speaking for them
selves all over the county. Our boot trade is immense,
and why? Because we sell the best goods at the least
money, we sell to everybody alike, no three or four prices,
we don't say like some dealers do that a cheap boot will
resist water, or that an Oil Goat Shoe will do for children
to go to school, to catch|trade. There never was an Oil
Goat Shoe made that would resist snow water, it takes
the best of leather to do it—Calf-skin won't do it, hasn't
the body to resist. What will? Nothing but the very
best of Kip and that we have as you all know. We have
the cheap goods too in Mens' at $1.40 and upwards,
Boys' $1.25 and upwards. Youths' 75 cts., and Childrens'
50 cts., and upwards, will say these are the best cheap
boots in the market—not auction goods either, but straight
goods. Our Kip Boots are the choicest makes in the
market, have tested their wearing qualities for years and
know what I am saying when I tell a customer they are
all light, we don't guarantee cheap boots as some dealers
do to resist water, we think to much of our reputation as
a square dealing house and too much of our customers
to knowingly impose on them in this way. We keep
Wool Boots the best and warmest boot made for extreme
cold weather at low prices. Oil mens' high top boots
four soles with square box and without. Make a specialty
of mens' best Kip and Calf Boots in low instep.
Our line of Ladies'Misses'and Childrens' Fine Shoes
contains the best styles in French Kid, Curacoa Kid,
Dongolia, Pebble Goat all widths from AA to EE,
Waukenphast, Common Sense :<nd Opera lasts. No one
should fail to see these goods. Will especially call your
attention to our Ladies' line Kid and Pebble Goat button
boot, a new thing with us atsl 50, best, style best value
you ever saw for the money, better than is sold else
wherd at $2.00, very stylish and will wear, selling won
derfully fast,one large lot sold already this fall and now
have a large duplicate order in the factory. See our
Grain Button at 85 cts, SI.OO and $1.25, our fine Kid
or Goat $1 25, our old Ladies' flannel lined Shoes and
Slippers, felt shoes with felt soles, old Ladies' wide grain
and goat Shoes, all these styles kept in Misses' and
Childrens' Shoes at prices in proportion.
We make a specialty in Misses and Childrens' spring
heel shoes, high cut shoes in Calf, Goat and Grain.
MENS'AND BOYS' PINE SHOES—We Lave tfceee goods
made expressly for our trade, of French Calf, Kangaroo, Calf and Eng
lish Grain leather, hand, machine and standard, in wide, plain or nar
row toes, with tips, perfect fit, ease and comfort guaranteed to the
wearer. See our mens' fine shoes at SI.OO, $1.25, $1,50 and $1 15,
can't be duplicated in Butler. Our Calf Shoes at $2.00, $2 25, $2.50
$3.00 have no equals.
Ladies' Misses' and Childrens' Calf and Kip Shoes, every pair
warranted, Calf, Glove, Grain, Heavy Oil Grain Button, are excellent
sellers. Goods made to order. Repairing all kinds done at reasonable
prices. Large stock all kinds Leather and Findings—low prices.
A few words about Rubbers. We keep the largest stock of Rub
ber Gobds in Butler. Have the following: Candees, Woonsockets,
and Boston makes. Mens' Rubber Boots as low as $2.00. Mens'
Buckle Arctics at 95 cts. and will duplicate any price or auy make of
Rubbers any little dealer may name. Have plenty of them, they are
all warranted fresh goods made this year. Come and se3 us will save
you big money. It. C. IMSJSEI7FOW
Wo. 4, y. jKain Street.
J. KLEE & CO,
MENS', YOUTHS'. BOYS, AND CHILDREN'S
mmm CLOTHING, 111111111
Of Fine and Medium Grades, at Closest Prices.
Also, J. KLEE & CO.'S SUPERIOR WORKING PANTS,
Every pair guarantee! not to rip.
Jfos, (»2S aud 63Q Broadway, Sen York.
811 LIBERTY ST., PITTSBURGH.
Lumber Yard |
J. L. PUKVIS. L. O. PURVIS,
S.G. Purvis & Co.
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
Rough and Planed Lumber
OF JKVSKY DESCiUPIION,
BraittiGuaged Cornice Boards,
SHINGLES & LATH
PLANING MILL AND YARD
FJGT'ADVERTISG IN THE Citizen.
IS THE BEST
BUTLER . COUNTY.