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FRIDAY. JANUARY 13. 1888.
Meeting of State Committee.
The Republican State Committee
met at Philadelphia, last Thursday,
January 5, and fixed April 25, as the
date for holding the next Republican
State Convention, and Harrisburg as
The duties of this Convention will
bo to choose four delegates at large
to represent tie State in the Republi
can National Convention, to be held
in Chicago 19th of Jnne next, and
fonr alternates for the same. Also to
select twenty-eight Presidential Elec
tors, one for each Congressional dis
trict of this State, and to be voted
for next fall. Also to nominate a
candidate for Judge of the Supreme
Conrt of this State.
The time for the State Convention
being thns fixed for the 25th of April
will require each County of the State
to prepare and elect delegates to the
same at some date prior to April 25
This, as on every Presidential or 4th
year, will require earlier action of
Connty Committees, acd of the vot
ers, than in other years, and often
requires two primaries to be held,one
for the election of said delegates to the
State Convention, and one at a later
period for the nomination of the
The Chairman of the County Com
mittee of this Connty is giving this
matter due consideration and we
presume be will call the County Com
mittee together as early aa may be
Thk report of a big oil strike in
Clarion county turns out to be incor
Ex- ASSOCIATE JUDOS David W.
Findley, one of the oldest and best
known citizens of Mercer county,
died at hi* home recently.
Tbe Committees of the different
counties of this Congressional Dis
trict met at New Castle Tuesday last
and accomplished the main object of
the work before them. The elective
delegate plan for making nominations
in the district was agreed upon, each
county to have an equal number of
delegates in the district nominating
convention. Tbe number of twenty
delegates from each county was
agreed upon for tbe present. While
this does not give representation ac
cording to the Republican vote of
each connty,as was generally thought
to be the only fair mode, yet it makes
the delegates in each connty to be
elected by tbe Republican voters
thereof, thus doing away with the
old Conferree system which allowed
candidates to name the Conferrees.
Tbe Committees adjourned to meet
again in New Castle oa next Tues
day, to fix up tbe necessary details
for the new mode of nominating. The
bomber of twenty delegates from
each county, making a district con
vention of eighty, seems unnecessari
ly large and should be cut down at
the next meeting of the Committees.
Ten from each county, making a con
vention of forty, would be plenty large
and would accomplish all purposes
desired. It is to be hoped the cam
ber will yet be reduced
THB gas of this place acts by con
traries—when its most needed its not
there, and when not needed its there;
otherwise, when the weather is warm
it comes strong and when the weather
is cold it comes weak. What i% the
Company going to do about it ?
Ma. BAYNB, of the Allegheny dis
trict, has introduced a bill in Con
gress providing for the erection of a
public building in Allegheny City.
We would move to amend it by
providing for the erection of one in
Butler (a Postoffice) and in every
town in the country of equ*l size.
This would help to settle the "sur
plus revenue" trouble.
Carlisle Not Fairly Elected.
All the evidence so far publish
ed in the contest (or a seat in Con
gress between the Speaker of that
body, and a working man named
Thoebe, goes to show that Carlisle
was fairly defeated and unfairly
counted in over Mr. Tboebe. The
contest for the seat is from the Cov
ington, Kentucky district and assumes
much importance and interest from
the fact that Carlisle has been elected
Speaker of the present Congress by
his Democratic friends notwithstand
ing bis seat was contested, and it
Bow looks that if justice takes place
be is not only wrongfully in the
Speaker's chair but wrongfully in
—Communion services will be held
in the United Presbyterian Church
on next Sunday. The pastor will be
assisted by Rev. J. C. Wilson of
For It la A-mer-i-can.
If Bamuel J. Randall were to re-
Bounce it; it Henry Watterson were
to espouse it; if Pig Iron Kelley
should denounce, and Carlisle defend
it; if Blaine should damn it. and
Cleveland glorify it; the Age would
■till be for Protection to American in
dustries*—Birmingham (Ala.) Age
The Ideal County.
In JPotter county, this State, says
the Timet, there has not
been a lic«nH:d house of any sort for
soore than forty ye»rs. Remarkable
BS ibis may seem, it is scarcely more
»o tban that not a Prohibition vote is
cast in the county. The people of
Potter county bave attained to the
ideal state on the liquor question.
THEY ARE IN A FLOURISH
Good Showing For the Public
Harrisbibo, Jaouary 7—Super
intendent Higbee of the Department
of Public Instruction, today
public bis report for the last school
year. He *avs: The general advance
of the schools during the paßt year
has been very satisfactory. Fifteen
new Bcbool districts have been form
ed, making the present number 2,231
The increase in number of schools
was 379, making the total number at
present 12,062. The increase in the
number of graded schools has been
357, making the present number 9,
444 Four Superintendents have
been added to the work .of supervis
ion, making the present number 115
The increase in the number of teach
ers has been 519, male teachers 340.
and temale teachers 179, making the
present total 23 822. There has been
a slight increase in the average
monthly salary of male teachers aud a
small decrease in the average m>utb
ly salary of female teacters. The
average monthly salary ot male teach
ers is S3B 53, and of female teachers
The length of the school term is
steadily advancing. The average
term is now 7 75. an increase of .62.
The increase in the number of pupils,
excluding Philadelphia, has been 9,
235. Many new and excellent school
buildings have been erected through
out the Commonwealth. We regard
this matter of school architecture as
very important and are more aud more
couvinced that some legislation is
needed, such as New York and other
States have already takon before the
improvement of buildings and grounds
can be successfully advanced. The
increased appropriation of $500,000
to our pnblic schools ought to give
great encouragement to oar educati
onal work, removing the necessity of
too severe local taxation in our cen
ters of advanced culture. It is true,
schools will be vigorously carried for
ward at any cost
Here .he public sentiment iB such
as to enforce a proper attention to the
yuuug, but in many sections of thf
Commonwealth, where the benefits of
intellectual discipline are not so fully
recognized, Bchools will not advance
if made to depend too largely upon
local taxation Here the absence ot
cu'ture Bhows itself in the want of in
terest in the same. In nurjuigment,
therefore, the increased appropriation
will greatly aid the department in
bringing the schools, especially of
such sections, up to a higher standard
of efficiency. There must be care on
everj hand that the increased fund be
rightly applied. It is for the good of
the schools. It must not be used by
the townships or school districts in
such a way as to lessen their own
vigorous support of the schools.
The purpose of all State expropri
ations to the schools is to help the
children of the Commonwealth, that
they all may have every opportunity
ot securing that culture without
which the possibilities of their per
sonal being cannot be realized. Any
movement, therefore, upon the part
of directors to weaken the autonomy
of their districts by making them de
pendant upon the state appropriation
or to lesson in any their sense of the
necessity of vigorous self supporting
work, violates the very spirit aud in
tent of the act of appropriation. Let
the increased fund be usdd in grant
ing better salaries to teachers now
underpaid, in securing better teachers
by an advance of salaries, in length
ening the school term, and in increas
ing apparatus and libraries
We are gratified that at last the
minimum school term has been extend
ed to six months. It must not be
supposed for a moment that the Leg
islature in fixing the minimum term
now at six months intended to favor
so short a term or to establish it as a
proper standard. The aim of the law
is lengthen short terms; and it is an
eneouraging fact that our average
schrol term is quite beyond what has
been fixed as the mimimum term and
is steadily advancing. The benefits
of this law must be apparent to any
one. It will give during the coming
year one additional mo- th of school
discipline to over 225.000 children in
Pennsylvania We m ist guard
against weakening the benefits of this
law to teachers as well as to children.
Directors should not make the
teachers bear the bnrden of this effort
to advance by lowering their month
ly salaries so as to make the cost the
same as before Any condnct of this
kind will rapidly show its evil effects.
Good teachers will be driven to other
and more advanced districts, and a la
cy indifference soon characterizes the
district in which it iB placed. We are
satified. however that only in rare
cases will any such course be pursu
ed. On the contrary, we feel convin
ced that it will not be long before a
school of only six months will be re
garded as an anomaly.
The act prohibiting the employ
ment of children under 12 years of
age to work in or about mills, manu
factories or mines should iusure in
many localities largely increased
school attendance of children under
the age named To be made proper
ly effective this law should be supple
mented by legislation requiring a
careful school censns under direction
of the authorities of each school dis
trict in the Commonwealth and
providing for the appointing
of inspectors whose duty it
shall he to see that its provisions
are not violated by employers. Thus
fortified and the law properly enforc
ed, it wonld prove a boon to the chil
dren and result in great good to the
The payment of teachers at insti
tutes is highly commended. Having
attended institutes is highly com
mended in various other States, says
Superintendent Higbee, we are more
and more convinced that Pennsylvan
ia has reason to be proud in that her
county institutes carry with them
such a widespread educational power
Not only are teachers encouraged
and benefitted by them, but whole
communities come under their in
fluence, and the department can find
no surer way to reach the people than
through their instrumentality.
The statistics accompanying thin
report shonld be carefully examined
While showing, as we have said, a
satisfactory advance, they reveal some
defects which should be removed as
soon as possible. Teacher's salaries
are too small, and many of our most
valuable-teachers on this account are
emigrating to other States. Our su
perintendents are generally able men,
and well qualified to supervise edu
cational work in their various coon
ties. The estimated value of the
school property of the State is placed
at $36,991,137. of which Philadelphia
contributes $7,667,815 and Allegheny
—Tbe gas well oa the Saml Mc*
Clymonds lot, south end of town,hav
ing been cleaned out by its owners,
the Plate Glass Co., has improved in
Death of Mrs. Emmi Seyman Action of the
Missionary Associativa ot the U.P. Church
ot Butler," Pa.
It is impossible to express in words
the loss we feel to-day. both as an
association and as individuals Oue
short month ago our friend, Mrs.
Emma Xeyman, was with us; to-day
we mourn her vacant seat. VN e will
miss those willing feet so quick to go
ou errands of love, and the deft fin
gers so busy with all our work; the
cheering smile, the kind and hopeful
words, aud, perhaps more than all,
the sweet mnsic ot her voice which
sounded lond and clear in all onr
songs of praise; her Binging was an
inspiration and though silent to us
now, let ns love to think ol her as
one of the sweetest iu that Celestial
Choir before God's Throne, pruisiug
Him day and night.
Resolved, That in the removal of
our Sister BO useful and beloved, we
believe our Heavenly Father speaks
to us, calling us to greater diligence
iu our work aud renewed consecra
tion in this Bervice and that we will
hear His voice saying to each, "Be
ye also ready for ye know not the
day or the hour "
Resolced, That as we present these
few iua'dequate words <>t sympathy
and love to the sorrowing household,
we will pray that the same ttrength
which sustained her, and that peace
which brightened the sad hour of
parting and made it to her dear ones
a precious memory, may now be
theirs; aud that they may hear tlfc
Comforter saying to each of them, "I
even I, am He that comforteth you "
"As one whome his Mother comfor
teth, so will I comfort you."
United Presovterian Church, Butler,
Jan. 4, 1388.
ACTION OF TUE CHILDREN'S AID SO
CIETY OF BUTLER.
At a special meeting of the Chil
dren's Aid Society, .Jan'j 6, a memo
rial service was held in honor of Airs
Emma Neyman consisting of appro
priate devotional exercises aud volun
tary tributes of affection. Mrs. Dr.
Bolard earuestly depicted the value
of her services in connection with the
Society, her efficiency aud zeal, sbow
lug the high estimation in which she
was held. Mrs. Charles Campbell
spoke feelingly of the loss sustained
ny the community, aud of the place
made vacaut in the social circle; aud
Mrs. S M McKee voiced the leeliugs
of those most closely connected with
her in Church relations.
After au appropriate "Solo"beanti
fully rendered by Mrs. C D. Gre«u
lee, the services closed wi:h the adop
tion of the following paper.
In the unexplained Provideoce of
God by which, since our last meeting
our friend and sister and efficient
helper, Mrs Emma Neyman.nas been
called away, we, the Children's Aid
Society ot Butler, desire
FIRST, To recognize the overruling
hand of a kind Father who doth not
afflict willingly, but who maketh all
things,' even the most grievous to
bring forth the fruits ot righteousness
in those who are exercised thereby,
SECOND, To acknowledge in this
event a call to us to b« also ready, al
ways diligent, working while it is
called to-day, knowing certainly that
the night of d>-ath corneth to each in
which all earthly work sbtll cease,and
THIRD, To render a tribute ot re
spect to the memory of one so lately
with us, but who is not now for.God
has taken her; remnmberiug her many
virtues, he r varied* usefulness, her
loving nature, and to give expression
to our sense of loss in manifold rela
tions; as a friend to some of us. life
long and dear; as a member of society
where her influence was felt aud ac
knowledged; as a Christian sister
loved and highly valued; and especi
ally as a worker in this Society
where her place is empiy. The sym
pathetic nature that went out so lov
ingly to the outcast aud forlorn and
which gave to ber judgment and de
cisions their unerring fitness is the
gift of few, and its exarcise in our be
half will be gratefully remembered,
while we rejoice that this tenderness,
unremitting to the last, in ministry
to Christ's little ones has surely not
failed of its reward.
Resolv.d, That a copy of this ac
tion, feebly expressing our apprecia
tion, be sent to the bereaved family of
our friend, with our warmest sympa
thy. and invoking for tbem the pres
ence and consolation of the God in
whom she trusted—the Savior she
loved and served.
Eos CITIZEN: —Mr. Alvie Riddle
ha* opeued a barber shop in Young's
block, where you can gst a "scrape"
and a "rub" tor a dime.
The snpper, given under the fiuspi
WR of the Cornet Band, was quite u
The boys say that Perkin's gastro
nomical capacity was equal to foar
The teachers of this section speak
well of the late institute, but they
were paralyized by tbe *pelliug con
Don and Delia Sullivan, of Beaver
Falls, spent the holidays at tbeir
aunt's, Mrs. Lepley.
Say,boys and girls,if you bad made
your desires known, you would have
gotten a preseut for singing also.
F. D. Milleman has bought the res
idence of J. M. Lieghner, considera
tion about SI4OO.
Our town has lost her oldest citi
zen, John A. Dickey, who died last
week, aged 85.
Douth Frazier, John Edmundson,
Alex. Borland and others are talking
of raising a colony to go to Los An
gelos Co. Cal. Any one wanting in
formation will call upon, or write to
any of tbe above named.
Rev Scheffer, of Freep >rt, Pa , is
visiting bis friend, Rev. Durst.
GOOD VY ILL.
Middlesex I'wp, Items.
BAKEESTOWN, JAN 4, 1388
EDS CITIZEN: —It bus been siid
"that every do-r has hi* day," and it
appears that this township is to have
its quiet aud peace of mnuy year*
sudileatly brought to an end during
this winter and superceded by all
manner of lawlessness conceivable.
Tbe last that we bave to record is an
act that might bave terminated iu a
shooting affray.but for the interior
ance of a mother. The particulars of
the affair as near as we tun under
stand are about as followe: Some
time ago J. Burns and another party
swapped ponies. The party with
whom Burns swapped gave him a
set oi buggy harness to boot. It ap
pears that the hamers did not belong
to tbe party, but to a young man by
the name of Lesl.e, who hearing • f
the transaction wsut to Mr, Burn-'
I and demanded his harness. Mr.
Burns being sick his son refn«ed to :
give Leslie the harness. Leslie then |
took the harness aud started for 1
home. Y mug Burns ran to the
house, procured a gun and it appears
but for the iuterferance of his mother
would have shot young Leslie.
We understand that a warrant has
been issued for Leslie,
Venango Township Items.
January 4th, 1888. j
EDS. CITIZEN: The old year is j
gone, the new one begins and the
prosjiects look bright Sutton, B-tr- I
ren & Co. are making the neces»arv .
pieparations to put down a well on
the John McNamee farm wh?re tbev
expert to get more or less oil We ;
all hope they may be successful and
get plenty of it.
The miners at the Keystone coal
mines have gone to work agaia this
4th of Jauuary 1888, after a strike of
four or five days About twenty
Hungarian miners have come to the
Keystone coal mines to work.
Mr H. K. Wick, proprietor of the
Allegheny coal mines in Washington
Twp.,iskeeping nis miners employed.
The Rev. W. H. Hoover has just
closed a series of meetings at Farm
iugton, resulting with thirty five to
forty accessions to the church, a
something very much ueeded in all
our small towns.
You may expect more in future.
B. & W.
Childrens' Aid Society.
The Childrens' Aid Society desires
to announce the following committee
on applications for h >mes or for chil
dren; Mrs. Wick, Mrs. Dr. Bolard,
Mrs. T C Campbell. Communica
tions will be addressed to Mrs Alfred
Wick, Butler, Pa. Overseers of the
Poor are notified that the Society is
constantly receiving offers of homes
for children. SEC'Y.
EDITORS CITIZEN: —One of the most
happy iaunlies in the couuty was
tbal of Mr. John Erurick. of Summit
township, ou the 26th ult. It was
Mr. Emrick's 56th birthday and all
the children tiad come on the Satur
day previous to spend Christmas at
the family homestead, where most of
them were born aud raised. The
family consists of lather aud mother
and eignt children five of
whom are married. One
resides in Butler, one at Glade Mill,
I three in Allegheuy City, and three at
the home of their parents. Grand
mother Emrick, who has reached a
good old age, and who makes her
: home with her son John, was also
present. Altogether four generations
were represented. Tne children gave
gifts to their parents and the parents
remembered their children in the
same manner. It was a pleasant
Bight to see the family reuiiited
around the family board. Old age
aud childhood vied with each other
in promotiug the eujoyment of all,
and the excellent dinner contributed
not a little to the
good cheer which prevailed. It is al
so worthy of remark that this family
is unbrokeu by a single death. Tne
wish of the writer is that they may
enjoy in*ny such happy reunions.
MESSRS. EDS: —It is with pleasure
we note through your columns, a
pleasant surprise. January 3d, 1888,
had been advertised as the time for
sale of our surplus goods preparatory
to our departure from our former
home and pastorate. The day came,
goods were sold, and notwithstand
ing we stipulated a credit of six
-mouths every purchaser insisted on
paying cash. After the bill of sale
had been satisfied, the trustees and
treasurer of Cliutou XL P. congrega
tion called our attention, askiug my
signature to a receipt in full of ac
count for pastoral labor to date, ac
companied with the cash This done
Mr J B. Mihau in behalf of many
members of the congregation and
frieuds presented Mrs S a purse of
cash, accompanying the gift with
well chosen words,expressive of kind
regard. Messrs R. Trimble E»q ,
Thos A H'ty and others followed
with words fbore precious to us tban
Others brought their individual
and family tokens of kindly remem
brance, consisting of a beautiful quilt
and tidy made by their own hands.
Dresses for children, mufflers for us,
etc, ca«b value in all more than fifty
dollars To us as received inestima
ble Shiloh congregation not regard
ing our pastorate as closed last of
November unanimously continued
our saiarv in full uutil the end of the
year. For thsse and many other like
favors received from these kind friends
we wish again to sav. Thauk you,
And may you receive your re«vard
from Him whose gifts we cannut es
S. B. and M. M STEWART
Norman Hall Interviewed.
Congressman Norman Hall, of
Sharon, who represents this district
in Congress, was interviewed by a
reporter concerning his views on the
internal revenue, aud rep lied as fol
"There is a moral sentiment op
posed to taking taxation from liquors
and tobacco," said Mr. Hall, "by
those who regard the use of them as
vices. As a business propositi >u it
is un-American to tax agricultural
products Tobacco aud the various
grains that are consumed iu the pro
duction of liquors are a considerable
element in the agricultural produc
tions of the country, aud the present
form of internal taxation is directly a
burden upon tbero, a policy that does
uot conform to the precedents in
American history, Ido not commit
myself unqualifiedly to the support
of the proposition to repeal the pres
ent internal revenue taxes. There
•ire many reasons which might make
it undesirable to repeal them at the
present time But were it an inde
pendent p-oposiiion, disconnected
with the tariff and other propositions,
I would be opposed to any tax aimed
at agricultural products when the
government did not need the revenue
Internal Revenue Collections.
Internal Revenue Collector Bigler
of this district reports increased col
lections for the six months ending
December 31,1887. There was a de
crease of over $20,000 in the sale of
special stamps on account ofthe law
prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine.
There v»as an increase of $55,000 in
taxes on the sale of beer and $174,-
000 on the sale of spirits, $24,000 on
cigars and SB,OOO on tobacco and
aauff. The total increase of the taxes
ou the mauufacture of these articles
in this collection district is over $236
000, the total collections being $1,600
000 during the past six months.
Beaver For Blaine.
HARRISBLRO, Jau'y 7. —Governor
Beaver being asked to day concern
ing his opiuion of the national politi- ;
cal situation, declared that the uomi- j
nation of Blaine as the Republican j
candidate for President, seemed as j
sured. if that geutleman decided to (
run He considers him a gen- ,
eral favorite,and if a candidate, he be- ,
lieved all opposition to his uomma- j
tiou would disappear. The delega
tion from this State, he was certain, j
wo ild support Biaine In the event ;
of the latter gentleman's refusal to be j
the Republican standard bearer.Gov. j
Beaver thought the choice of the par- j
ty would fall on either Senator Sher ;
man or Senator Allitson.
Governor Beaver disclaimed being
a candidate himself for the Republi
cau nomination, and remarked:
"My duties as Governor of Penn
svlyauia are exceedingly pleasant to
me. In this c tpacity I have an op
portunity to mingle with the people —
something which I enjoy very mucn.
As President, I would be differently
situated,confined strictly to executive
duiies, aud having the care of the
United States. No, indeed; I am
uot a Presidential candidate."
The question being put to the Gov
ernor, whether be tbousrbt the Presi
dent's recent utterances on the tariff
would be b.±uefi.;ial to ibe Republican
prospects, he said:
T tbiuk so. The stand he has
tnk» n the tariff should be
of material assistance iu electiug his
opponent. Upon the occasion of my
last visit to Virginia, I learned "hat
the people geuerally were thorough
protectionists, aud see no reason why
the electoral vote of the State should
not be cast this year for one who
favors protection to American indus
tries iu the broadest sense of that
term Cleveland's idea that the in
ternal revenue should be retained
seems absurd I think that the en
tire system should be wiped out,
which would consequently do away
with the bureau that couducts it
This would relieve the people of un
necessary taxation. But we all
know why the tax on whisky is re
tained. This is done for the benefit
of the whisky rings, which profit
greatly bv it.
"1 cannot see what the President
means by advocating the retention ot
war taxes. I also differ with his
views concerning ibe duties on im
ports. He suggests a reduction of
duties so as to decrease the revenue,
and my idea would be to raise the
tariff I think the position is that
the tariff should be such as to pre
vent the creation of a monopoly in
this country, and yet to keep the for
eign industries from adversely affect
iug the interests of our home mano
taeturers. That is, it should be at
such a standard as to afford protec
tion for Americau industries. If
tnese industries sought to create
monopolies, then the tariff should not
be so high rs to prevent the importa
tiou of foreign material. Consider
ing all things, I tbiuk a Republican
President will be elected this fall.
A Strange Case from Armstrong
The Pioj.bonotary of the Supreme
Court at Pittsbusg; last Monday re
ceived another batch of Supreme
Court opinions handed down in Phil
adelphia Justice Williams banded
down an opinion in the appual taken
from the Court of Quarter Sessions of
Armstrong county in the case of the
Poor Overseers of Gilpin tuwnship vs
the Poor Overseers of Parke town-
I ship. Alexander Williams, a colored
j man, at the outbreak of the war left
; the Southern plantation on which he
was a slave and joined the Uuion
armv.iu which he obtained a well-
I earned reputation for bravery. After
I the war was over be settled in Gilpin
i township, where be married and rais
!ed a family. After living in Gilpin
| township for a number -of years, lie
removed to Parke township,where he
i earned a living tor himself aud his
! family. About a year ago the Over
| seers ofthe Poor of Par So township
j became imbued with the idea that
j 'V'ill!ams would eventually become a
burden ou the community, and to
preveut the possibility of their being
saddled wirh the expense,went to the
t ourt of Quarter Sessions, had Wil
liams' legal residence declared to be
iu Gilpin township, and tbeOversi ers
of the latter township were ordi red
to remove the possible pauper. This
action was done without Williams
being notified or having any knowl
edjje of the proceedings
The firs.t notice given to Williams
was on a Suuday morning, when be
and his family were at breakfast A
wagon drove up to the door and he
was iuformed that t>»e family was to
be removed to Gilpin township. Wil
liams objected, saying that he was
not a pauper, and that his family had
: plenty to eat, but was told that if he
j did not go quietly be and bis family
would be takeu by force. Williams,
therefore, acquiesced, but said after
"It reminded me of old times when
I was a slave "
Justice Williams, in his opinion,
declnres the action void and illegal
and a violation of the bill of rights,
and says - "It is a favorite maxim of
the law that a man's house is his cas
tle. It is applicable to the cabin of a
colored man as truly as to the man
sion ofthe rich The entire proceed
ings are quashed "
Cleveland's Jubilee Gift.
BALTIMORE, MD., Jan 9 —The
usual quiet. Monday meeting of the
Methodist Episcopal preachers was
throwu into a state of wild excite
ment this morning when Dr. W. T
D Ciemin read a protest against the
action of President Cleveland in
sending a copv of the Constitution of
the United States to the Pope on the
occasion ot the jubilee.
A lively debate ensued, in which
opinion was equally divided as to the
President's action. The general
opinion was expressed that the Pres
ident, as the representative of this
country, was not authorized by the
Constitution to setid gifts as from this
Nation to one whose only title to
such recognition is the fact that he is
the head of a Church The resolu
| titions of protest were finally referred
to a committee.
—Prince Bismarck's recent indis
position arose from a very common
cause. Tne Prince is a somewhat
gross feeder The German stomach
is not very sensitive ou these mat
ters. Prince Bismarck iu his earlier
days could manage food compared
with which ham and sausages are
light aud digestible trifles. Tne Chau
cellor bus stiil his nncient appetite,
but hardly bis aucient digestion.
That Is the story delicately told.
Priuco Bismarck has had the colic,
but is better now.
—The McK**n County (Pa.) Re
publicau Committee has pronounced
in favor of the Crawford couuty sys
tem in making Congressional nomin
ations in the Twenty -twveuib district.
The evil influence of baths upon
Southern statesmen is once more
brought to public no'ice.
The memorable., bath of the Hon.
John H Reagan, last rear, when be
was the representave of the Second
Texas district, is yet remembered by
newspaper readers. They can readi
ly recall the sensation which the pub
lication of the damaging story caus
ed in Mr Reagan's state, and how
the bloodhounds of the opposition us
ei it auainst him when he aspired to
succeed Mr. Maxey as Senator. They
also remember the other deplorable
etlect—after he bad, by great exer
tion, übtained the seat in Senate, be
blossomed out a thorough Prohibi
Ouce more the bath has displayed
its pernicious activity, and once more
a Southern statesman is its victim.
This time, strange to say, it is a Ken
tucky gentleman, no other than Sena
tor Joseph C S Blackburn himself.
The statesman was iudulging in ft
bath concealed behind heavy curtains,
when a vigoruus female from his dis
trict, who had beseiged him for a
government place, fou<bt her way to
his room, despite the domestic's as
surance that the Senator was not at
home. Hearing somebody enter bis
room, the Senator pulled the curtain
slightly and recognized the offi -e seek
er. A parley ensued, during which
the woman laid down the ultimatum
that the Senator would have to stay
in that bath-tub until he promised
her a S6O place in the Interior De
To abbreviate the story, the wo
man conquered. She was told to go
down to the parlor and she could
have anything she wanted Her sal
ary began yesterday.
The further results of th»» episode
remaiu to be seen The effect of this
story upon Mr Blackburn's constitu
ents can only be conjectured. But as
he is safe in Senatorial seat uutil
1893, his offense may be forgotten or
condoned by that time.
Will the other effect noticed in Sen
ator Reagan's case also occur in Sen
ator Blackburn's? Will be develop
iuto a Prohibitionist ? But on sec
ond thought this is a very foolish
question. Mr. Blackburn is a Ken
tuckian ! — Chton Telegrayh.
The oil market seems inclined to
still advance. It has opened here for
several days past at about 95 cents
and all indications are good for "dol
lar oil" before long.
In the Saxonburg Geld drilling of
new wells still goes on, some 15 Baid
to be under way. Some are of the
opinion that this field has seen its
best day. But this is bard to tell.
Even if Saxonburg is on the decline
to-day to-morrow may surprise and
startle all with a great and new strike
near there. Oil experiences in this
couuty have been very singular- It
has been obtained where least expect
ed. And yet half the couuty bag
not yet been experimented upon. We
look for o;her new fields to be found
in the county, but just where only
the drill can Qud out.
Turkey or No Turkey.
The American workman, who en
joyed a holiday turkey, put iuto it
a fork on which the duty
is 35 per ceat while on the turkey
there is a duty of 10 per cent Cleve
land argues that this makes the tur
key cost 4o cents more here than in
England, whereas it actually costs
less,, from the fact that home compe
tition in raising turkeys in»kes the
American price. But the Press very
wittily points out the broad difference
between the American workman, who
is groaning under the Tariff, and the
English workman, under free trade,is
that the English laborer has bis knife
free, his plate free and his foßk free,
and he is also free from haviug any
turkey.— Media American
The President of the U. S.. has
not yet named a postmaster for But
The importance or purifying the blood can
not bo overestimated, for without pure
blood you cannot enjoy good health.
At this season nearly every one needs &
good medicine to purify, vitalize, and enrich
the blood, and flood's Sarsaparilla is worthy
your confidence. It is peculiar in that it
strengthens and builds up the system, creates
an appetite, and tones the digestion, while
it eradicates disease. Give it a trial.
Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all druggist*.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
This Space Belongs to
J. C. REDICK,
No. 5, North Main St,
And something of interest to
you will appe ir in it next week
A-fter all other® tall lyoeult
H. lAtbSt., below Callow hill, P hilt., Pa.
aanendy restores thole weakened by early indfaicre
jons.Jfcc. C*ll or wrlt». Ad vice free and Mrittly coc
(•toaUaL Mm I 11 a. m. TIN i, ud 7to IJ tvmlngh
"QVUEfiM 2 JO AIIAI Yl*vt«»y»Apy
wßaeWiw'A O LGU I' is .Mcpusy s*
W »l't uo )> put} ||IM 'oB«K|3 U| u«4M -jyt uo
y.«jqo JO 'jeded tiifl A||M| | iraiMM
This fowdt*r heter varies. A marvel ol
purity, strength and wholesoraenefs. More
jL-onoiuuul that lhi> ordinnry kind*. and em
not be f-old in i-«ra(.«etition with the iiiiilliiue
ol low test.", short weight,alumn or phosphate
powders. Sold only in cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.,
IOC Wall street N. Y.
Marriage Notices Published Free.
ANDERSON —ZIEGLER —At the residence
of T. 11. Lyou, Ei-q , .Inn 3, 18*8, by Rev.
D. N. Harnish, Albert B. Amlert>oQ ol
Butler, to Cora C. of Harmony,
K IKK PATRICK—MOVER—At Butler, Jan
3,1838, by Rav. D. N. Hamuli,Jaines Kirk
patricK to Prisciila Moyer.
MARSHALL—SMITH—At Zelienople, Pa.,
Dec. 29, 1887. by Key. R. C. Yates, Mr.
Frank B. Marshall and Misa EmciaM.
Smith, all of Butler Co., Pa.
PARKS—FULTON —At the residence of the
bride's parents, Dec. 28, 1887. by Rev
Ralph E. Lackey, Mr. Harry M. Park."
aud Miss Cassie E, Fulton, b th cf Middle
sex iwp., Butler Co., Pa.
Announcements of deaths published free, but
all communicated obituaries will be charged
far at the rate of one-half cent for each
word, money to accompany the order.
YOUNG—In Forward twp , this county,
Dec. 23, ISB7, Mr. Isaac Yuuag, aged 90
years on Juiy 4th last.
Some of our readers may recollect the sub
ject of the above notice,. Mr. Isaac Young,
trorn the lact ot bis having a large lump or
growth at oue side of his mouth This he
had from youth, aud it was very prominent,
being more than an inch long and resemb
ling a large thimble, but of livid red color.
Fifty years ago he would come to Sutler
frequently, from nis home near Evans City,
and was always a m&iked character from this
growth upon his lace and other peculiarities
I'be growth it is said disappeared entirely
shortly before his death. He was noted for
bis remarkable health and strength to nearly
the close of his life.
HARLEY—In this place, Jan. 9, 1888, Mrs.
Catharine Harley, widow of the late Fred
erick Harley, Sr., in 78th year ot her age.
GREER—Dec. 28. 1887, Stella May, infant
daughter of J. W. and Lizzie Greer, of
Cooperstown, Middlesex twp , this county,
aged about 10 days.
"Budded on earth to bloom iu Heaven.
GRAHAM—In this place, Jan. 5, 1888, Miss
Joanna Katinka Graham, daughter of Mr.
Ebenezer Graham, aged 2o years, 4 months
and 10 days, *
The luneral services oyer the remains were
held in the English Lutheran Chux-b of this
place Sunday last and were veiy largely at
tended and impressive. By th« request ot
the deceased, that Miss Alice Wick should
sing and Miss Belle Lowry preside at the or
gan ou the occasion of her I uneral ceremonies,
those two youug ladies appears I in the
church and fulfilled the request. Rev. Roth,
the pastor, then spoke to me people of the
uncertainty of life and the certainty of d»ath,
alter which the remains were viewed by all
present and then taken away tor interment.
NIBLOCK—Iu this place, Saturday evening,
Jan. 7, 1888, Mrs. Rachael Jfiblock. widow
ol the late Rev. Isaiah N>block, iu the 85th
year of her age.
Bui last week we recorded the death of
Mrs. Rev. Loyal Young. This week we
have to add that of Mrs. Ray. Nib Jock. The
husbands of these lading cams to Butler
when young men entering the miuidtry, and
with the Rev. Win. White who c.»ai<s shortly
afterward, aud who is still living among us,
had charge of the three leading churches
here. They all served their people long aud
well, Mr. Niblock until hisd^aih. happening
June 1861. He was among the piuneers of
the (j. P. Church ministers 111 tins couucy,
was a man of learniug and ability, who al -
ways took an interest in the public welfare,
particularly in the schools of this place.
Am ruii our very earliest recollections is that
of seeing Rev.*Xibluck at the schools in the
old Stoue Academy, of which lie was often
elected a Trustee, Iu manv families of this
couuty his name has been preserved by the
uarniug of children in his honor.
Mrs. Niblock, uow deceased, was a woman
who attracted the respect of all our people
during ber long life among us. To 11 remark
ably fine person, a stately and grac-'til lorm,
was added a natural and dignified bearing
and movement that commanded tne attention
and admiration of all who came within the
circle of her acquaintances. She was no less
useful aud active iu all the virtues and duties
of life. The funeral services over her re
mains were held last Tuesday in the Church
she so long attended, Rev. McKee, the pres
ent pastor, conducting the seivices, as*i»ted
by Rev. Oiler, who lead iu prayer, and by
the Rev. White who, with the past..r, spoke
! on the occasion in feeling terms, paying trib
ute to the worth and memory ot this depart
!ed mother in Isrcel. Rev Nesbit closed the
exercises with a feeling prayer. Her sons.
Rev. John H. Niblock, of lowa, and James,
of Chicago, and all her other living children,
with mai'y other relatives and friends, were
present to pay their respects aud mourn their
loss. Iter remains were interrei iu the U. P.
portion of the South Cetneterv. The trail
bearers were the Hon. Jan. Mitchell, Hon,
Robert Storey, Gi'.n. Geo. W. Kee l, Lewi® Z
Mitchell, E-q , Geo. C. Roessing, Esq., aud
Ur. Geo Re. ber.
ERB—At Middle Lancaster, Putler Co., Pa.,
Dec. 20, 1887, Mrs. Hannah Erb, agtd 77
years, :> days.
WICK—In this place, at the residence of
her brother, Mr. L. C. Wick, Jan. (j, 1888,
Miss Melissa Wick, aged 32 years. The re
mains were iuterred at Ceuteryille, this
county, on Sunday last.
—Tbe revolutionary war ended 106
years ago, yet strange to Bay there
are still 33 widows of revolutionary
soldiers now drawing pensions. The
oldest of these widows is 94 und tbe
youngest (59. The former was. there
tore, born twelve years after clote
of the war. and the latter did not ar
rive at marriageable age until a half
century after peace was declared.
—A cypress recently felled in
Woodruff county, Arkansas, had a di
ameter of 9 feet 4 inches at the bnse
end a height ol 46 feet. It will make
18,400 feet of lumber or 75.000 shin
gles, aud it is valued at S3OO.
—A Salt Lake mother arose in tbe
night at the solicitation of ber daugh
ter and rubbed 50 cents* worth of
cough medicine on tbe latter'a rheu
matic limbs. The cure was immedi
ate, but the pains returned as soon as
the mistake was discovered.
All . form* .of - chapped, - rough, - red,
pimply • skin • made - soft « ana - clea*.
PRAISED - BY - ALL I
GET THE GENUINE. BUY, TRY,
aj ct». «t cf on r»c»ipt ef
-m-i-p jrrr.T. CO., NEW LONDON. CONK,
gOLP BY £VEIIT Dm OUIfcT IK iiCTLEK
BUUMAN BUFFET SLEEPING
r CARS WITHOUT CHANGE,
St. Lents to Loa Aaegt M a»4 »an Francisco,
VIA THE IWON MOUNTAIN ROUTE
tsvrs fit. Lduls mt tao P. It.. Daily.
THf ONLY LINE THAT POM IT.
Md kfOH AL TfrOOEB, MO MOW BLOCKMOES
tjgT*Admtiee in tbe CUXIZXM.
LOOK AT THIS
BICKEL'S PRICE LIST
FOR JANUARY 1888.
A Holy Terror to Competition.
50 doz. Men's Rubber Boots Bostons. $2.25.
2<>doz. Men's do do Bay JState, 2 00.
12 do/. Boys' do do Boston 1.50.
0 doz Youth's do do do 1.00.
0 doz. Woman's do do do 1.40.
8 doz.* Misses' do do do 1.00.
Don't Wait or You Will be too Late.
205 pairs Mens' Kip Boots, $1 75.
195 pairs do hand pegged do 2 00.
220 pairs do Fine Kip do 2,50,
200 pairs Boy's Boots at 1 00.
120 pairs Children's Boots at .65.
Everything is Marked Down.
270 pairs Mens'Fiue Shoes, $3 50 for.ner price $5 00.
19-1 pairs do do 2.30 do 3.50.
365 pairs do\ do 1.50 do 2 25.
185 pairs boys dosl to 1 25 do 1 75.
378 pairs Youths' do 65c to 90c do 1.25,
Tell Your Friends of This Sale.
4 Ladies' Kid Button Shoes, $1 25
4 cases do Fine Grain do do 1.00
5 doz do do Hand Turned do 200
372 pair do Grain Lace do .85
KISSIS' MD CIIIDREH'S SHOES CI USI.
460 pairs Misses' Grain button fchoes, 10 cents.
270 pairs Children's do do 65 cents.
120 pairs do Calf Lace do 25 cents.
180 pair s li.jf.iti*' lutun d 25 cents.
The Balance of Holiday Slip
pers Must Move.
180 pairs Mens' Alligator Slippers at SI.OO
60 pairs " Fiue Velvet " .85
120 pairs " Leather " .50
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR RARGAINS?
If you are. now is the time to visit my store, tor
these goods must go, no matter what they bring.
BOOTS AND MADE TO ORDER.
REPAIRING IN LEATHER AND RUBBER.
Remember tbe place,
F F OS >
"PLANTS •* BITLBS.
-nrfv 1M trlllur wbKt to l.or, an 1 whrr* to pet !(. »n.l mmim I"*"* prices fir nor.esi goou*. rr
W cc9i»rT»rtiKjJj»j k certificate 30*1 JU-fce««r, I*. T.
The following are the selling prioes of mer
oh»nis of tins i>laee :
Vpples, per bushel, 50 to 60
Butter, per pound, 25 to 23 ct».
Beans, per qt. 8 to lOcta.
Cabbage, new, 7 to 12 cts.
Candles, mold, 14 to 15. cts.
Carbon oil, 10 to 15cts.
Cheese, 12 to 18 cts per lb.
Crackers. 7 to 10 cts. per lb.
Chickens, per pair, 40 to 50. cts.
Coffee, Rio, 27 cts.
Coffee, Java, 35 etc.
Coff Roasted, 25 to 30 cte.
Coffee, ground, 20 to 2t> eta.
Eggs, 25 cts.
Fish, mackerel, 10 to 15 cts.
Flour, per barrel, $4.50 to $6.
Flour, per sack, $1.25 to $1.65..
Feed, chop, per 100 pouuds, $1 25.
Feed, bran, per 100 lbs. $1.15.
Grain, wheat per bushel, 90.
Grain, oats per bushel 30 to 45cta
Grain, corn per bushel 6'J cts.
Lard, 10 ets.
Hams, 14 cts.
Honey ,20 cts.
Hay, *l2 .
Shoulders, 10 ots.
Bacon, 13 cts.
Dried beef, 18 to 25.
Corn meal, per pound. 2 eta.
Potatoes, new, 90 cts Bushel.
Rice. 8 to 10 eta.
Sugar, hard, 8 cts.
Sugar coffee, 7 cts.
Sugar, raw, 61 ct«.
Soap, 5 to 10 cts.
Salt, per barrel, $1.25.
Tea, Hysou, Guupowder, etc., 50 eta. to 90 •
Tea, Japan, etc., 50 to 6'' cts.
Tea, Breakfast, 40 to 80 cts.
TalJow, 8 cts.
Buokwbeat Flour, 2.80 cts. perewt.
Turnips, 50 cts. per bu.
Bweet Potatoes, 50 eta. per pk.
Cranberries, 15 ctb. per qt.
UM BRELLAS, SHIRTS,
C A PS, SHO E FO R MhN
AND BOYS, &C„
All at raoßt reasonable priced.
JOHN T. KELLY,
69 S., Main St., (nOJt door to r. o.)
I nla rJr t&> 'Anr«.-.
I ! 7■ I I, tuinx if* OJ ol ton
HiWi trM tWNi W PHw(
IS THE BEST
ALL Ki \DS
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