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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3. IKSS.
Xew f lothiag Store—l. Rnscnberg.
Cleaning Out Sale—Hitter <Sc Ralston.
Jurr lists for March Term.
Ophite-' (.'ou it Sale—Estate of Samuel Bra
Stoves atul Ranges—C. Stock.
Removal Jacob Boos.
Fresh Drugs—C. N. Boyd.
The public is hereby notified that hereafter
all Resolutions of Respect or Condolence adopt j
ed by organizations and ordered published, allj
notices of Church Fairs . Festivals and Ltr- j
litres: and all communicated Obituaries trill.
b-charye! for at the rate of one-half cent a
vord, money to accompany each order.
LOCAL AND -GENERAL, j
We do not hesitate to s'B,
Is something very choice and crS,
For ladies who desire to niS,
And when they meet their proper fB.
You Let we don't exacgerS,
When boldly we aaveverS,
That not a woman will be 18
In gobbling up the tempting bS.
—Have von joined tlie Anti-Treat Soci
—Mr ITnnter bus resigned his position in
the Plate Glass works.
—'The S. &A.R.R is to have a branch
from Pardee to the liew coal mine.
—The new Odd Fellows Hall at Middle
Lancaster was dedicated on the 10th iust.
—The (VfV.er of Mart Bowser of Fairview
lately die>l in West Va.
—Some of the P. AW. trains from the
North wore late last week ou account ot snow
—That Oakland township bear storv is
jroinv »U over the ciuntry. It was as good
as a tish story.
The peneton of John L. Pounds of
Worth twp. has been increased.
—'•Now is the winter of our discontent
made glorious summer by this son of Shut
the door, you idiot!"
—A frightful runaway was prevented yes
terday by the driver bitching his team se
curely before leaving it.
—Mr. Daiah Martin of lowa is visiting the
Martins. Kelleys aod others, of Bruin and
—Here is the latest conundrum oul: What
mixed number does the present year repre
sent? Is it given up? Well, U.
—.Mr.A.CJackson of Brain has been grant
<efl a pension, and that of John H. Bowers of
West Fairview haa been increased.
A graduate now getting $.>.000 per year,
received only S2B per month before attending
fhe school a? Kdinboro.
Now that Airs. Dinsmore has been ae
«Ttr&ed it is not likely that Dave King will
—Rev. Shields Adams of Parker twp , was
prostrated with paralysis lately while hold
ing services la a church near Parker.
—Luther Rei!>er, son «f John J. Reiber. of
Korth street, who has been very low with
iyfhoid fever is recovering.
—The latest novelty is a baegage car so
equipped that the motion of the ear itself
enpnlies power to a set of dynamos which
furnishes eleotri city for lightning the train.
—E-q . Keck has htd handsome iron ceil
in"* placed in his two store-rooms on Main
The address Mrs. T.lzzie K. Ayers. Treas
urerof the W.C.T.U. of Butler coutay, is
now Butler, Pa
—The fire at Shaffuer's coal bank a few
.nightt since is supposed to have beeu the
«rork of an incendiary.
—Opt. Rndeer* of Karns City has pur
s-baaed the new Boyd projierty on N McKean
•tree*. Mr. L. 8. McJunkin made the sale
—A sViph containing the family of T C.
Campbell, E«q . wes accidentally upset a t
the atone quarry, at enat end of Jefferson St..
last Wednesday evening, but nobody was
—Alderman Hans, of New Castle hss se
cured an increase of penal on fur John Browc
of Butler county. Mr. Brown formerly re
ceived SS, but will now secure sl4.—JTw*.
—Speaking of groundhog day reAinds us
that oar neighbor Hail Cla rk. the butcher,
ha* aotne of the finest ground'hog ever off-red
in this mar Vet. It is the genuine, unadul
The addition to the Plate Glass Works
will CO"* from thirty to fourtr thousand dol
lars. The building will be used for fur
—Fver* «irl has her own patented wav of
bringing fellow hack. It is the only thing
they are distinctively original in except mak
—The real estate men in Pittsburg are
leving all of their hoaxes this year for thir
teen months so that movinsr-day hereafter
will fall on the first day of May.
—The mercury, early lust Sunday morning
stood at from 14 to 18° below zero, According
to location, the coldest we have had this win
ter. Next day it was over thirty above, a
change in the temperature of fifty degrees.
—The Bohsloggan slide at the North end
oTMain street v« A fineness this week. The
bova on bob-«deds would start near the onper
gate of the North Cemetery and run down
Main street ns far as Penn street, in about
ttairtr seconds, a. distance ot about a third of
—On Fridar niglit last bnrglar* op»ned
safe of Beotel £z Co. in Harmonv. bat got but
little for their trouble, then they stole a
hor«« and wacon from Mr. Isaac Wise, and
in driving towards Pitt«l>nrg. changed their
wagon for a sleigh at Tnos. Robidson's, and
•got a fresh horse at BrookerV
—-Rltter A Balaton's great cleaning ont.
«ale«CiU continues, and dry goods, carpets,
turniriuu? (roods, trimmings and wraps are
lieing «»ld at surprisio* bargains. They
wish yon to call and see (heir stock of wraps
whether vou are thinking of buying or not.
JJee their card in another place.
—-Another lifeless marriage license was
**V»,n out last week. The parties lived in
P<Mt»Jia. and friends of th« yonng lady, who
V* w«i4<o be in a delicate condition secured
the tioww-e. but the prospective bridegroom
left for y«rt<i unknown.
A Pittsburg genius has invented a pro
cess h* which whiskey can l»e hardened and
utrried in one's pocket like tobacco. This
VTM the one thing necpssarv to complete the
*r«-M achievement of the century. Man, hv
taking n chew of whistey and tobacco al
ternately, will now be more lovable ibau
—Oapt. Ayetahas a watch in hi« po«»»-
ion that!« a c.t»ri««itv. It w*s rondo in Eng
land for ,l.ihn Cunningham who l«i«1 out the
/own of hi tier at the beginning of the Cen
««ry. anri .f vra* aOenrardi purchased from
*'»«jninrh im hr (Jin. William Avers. AIT*
»v»*dfatlier, and has bean In the family
—A rfwk hook ha* been patented by Mr.
William R Moore, of Unionville, Pa. It
consist* of a peenliarly shaped spring, form
ed of a single piece of spring wire, applied to
the hook by mean<i of th» same holt that se
;nrfs the hook- to the Raddle, making a check
V>ok from which the cheek rein cm not Vie
•fltideuUlly Unconnected.— Scientific Amtri
—TFCE P. A W. R, R., it is aaid. will aoon
rot a ton«*l from Milvale to tbe enrve at
Etna, a distance of a mile and a half. This
will he the longest tnnnel west of the Alle
ghenie* At present thi« . oad baa to pay for
K*ing the track* of tbe West Penn road. By
.raw tunnel a straight line will he seenred
iTrom the city to rndereliff.— AUcghtnian.
—Tiwrtman has a pet gho«t, which make*
"He appearance semi-annually. Lately one
<oi our citiieos Mr it climbing a white 0.-ik
tree. When t*ld that it was only his imag
ination, be Raid. ''So. Man's imaginatijn
doesn't wear white skirts Ex.
Pot your ghostn to work. Over in Pyma
hnriug twp , Mercer county. Rome years ago.
some spirits that made a buMuetM of
fefcfeg the buckwheat oaken for a large
Tfctre was an error ia last week's issue
nf tbe C.'T'ZES, iu the statement that Miss
Ella Moni.'pnjery of this place was going to
Sooth Carolto teach the Mission School
taught there by Miss Florence Stephenson of
Summit tp. Mis* Montgomery is going to
North fnot South) Carolina at the request of
Miss Stephenson to net as teacher of sewing
in tbe school of which Mif* Stephenson has
charge, located at Asbvill? that State. Minn
Stephenson remaina in charge of same and
Jlias MOB tgomery got* M an assistant.
Ilenrv Walters his rotu. to Pour,
for assault an 1 lutterv on oit i ot ller.'v
Fejjiey; George Har.lwedge for K.VI'. ou ->-t i
of ilarv J. Covert; R L tor euwz
rlement on o:ith of .lam -s O'fJara: Pin ilev
lAiwi-. fir l'&'lou oath of 1. ivnia iiilli^cd.
The will of .Tcsse of Clay tp. wns
probsted and li-ttors to 1. I*. 'in«l i.. I-.
Brni-ktiey, also n-ill of Mark Mel'mdlc-- of
C'hery tj>. an 1 letten to it. Mc. iii 1-
letters of adm'r were granted to Robert
McKlhaney, Es<|. on estate o! James l .'iomp
son ot (.'h-.rrv tp.
The Bailer U'ntor Co. sit.: vs
The Mutual Gas Fuel Co. in article of agree
ment, lor 8 j.
K F Muder deeded a lot in Great Belt to II
D Waliett f- r
Wm. J. Boyd deeded a lot in Butler to
August Stuebgen ibr s3oo.
Anna T>onahay dgeded 4 acres in Buffalo
to Kite Fieuiing for S3S.
W. T. Campbell deedeil proj>erty in Ccutre
to W tl and l> A Hutciiison for SSOO.
Chas Duffy deeded a lot in Butler to !>.iv
id Bore! ami for S2OO
Sallie A. Graham deeded 73 acres in Char
ry to Iteubeu Fn-her for $1750.
In the case of Knapji vs Dill a new trial
Charles Beckmau Jefferson tp
McClellsnl GruHb Marion tp
Lizzie L. t-loaii Farmingtou
Chas. 11. Burrows Fairview t]>
F.tuma P. Gibson Fairview b«»ro
Samuel Daugherty Apollo, Pa
Mary C. Forbes "
John U. McCintiell Butler lwto
Dena Schwiile "
Andrew Buehler Jackson tp
Sarah Cath. Pluijh Frankl.u tp
Meeting of Veterans.
A mactint; of Butler c.onuty veterans is
called for February Washington's b;rth
dav. Toe meeting will consider |iension lej
l.slati iQ aud tße pension servn-e 0.11 as pro
posed by tlie National Veterans' Association.
The surviving veterans ot the t alou army
and navy residing iu Butler county are invil
td to atieud at ttutlei on tiiat day to express
their views on lh« bill a-id to Ret up petitions
to be sigued and sent t-> our tuemocr iu Con
gress and otir L". S. Seu-itor. l'he
wilt bo held in ttte Arbitration room, Court
House, at I o'elocs p, iu. of tha" day.
Davir> M< DONALD, SAMCEL M11.1.F.8,
FBEP WEIOANU. HEXBY KOKS.
JOHN F. DKXNY, Jos. ltocKcssTiax,
AXOHEW MORRISON, CHARLES F. KA.VIC.
New Clothing Store.
Mr. I. Rosenberg has rem>ved his entire
sioefe ofclothiug, gents furnishing ai l piece
goods to Bntier, uud is loctre i iu the new
AlcCandlcss building on Main Si, ii'.-tr tne
Diamond. He has a splendid sto.-k ot piesa
goods—the b?st we hav.-< ev-er se,:.i in Batler
—aad he will guarantee the tit of every arii
cle of clothing made by him. Mr. Rosenberg
has been in the clothing business in this,
county ior tvselva yeurs, and he has the ref
utation of being un honest, and wide-awake
business man. lie will be re*J? ior business
ju Butler next Saturday, and his canl ap
pears ia cnother place on this page.
—The County Auditors expsct to finish
their labors this week, and we wiii publish
their report, in our next issue.
— A member and ex-treasurer of Karns
City l.odge. >o. 931. I. 0. O. F., was nrre-t
ed Ttiurnday on a charge ot embezzling tuuns
ot the lodge to the amount of about -I.
He was ta!;en he'ore 'Squire l! d ii-.- o! I'e
troliaatid eutered bail iu the sum of As M for
his appearance at the ae.tt term of Court. -
—Tlii? is the year when the latifl< nre per
mitted to prop we to the
seem in make much difference with us. We
have about as many prop-mis from the o:!ie>-
side one year as another. Thin lir, this ye ir
has not been an exception, an I the pro;v>»tls
art; in reference to ue\r dressa? nw In",
clothing, boots, shoes, groceries, ah. Tu ij
coiae with the old time regularity.
—An exchange nays: Now, here is sotne
thing which is really worth making a note
of. If a piece of charcoal is laid oa a burn
the pain will subside immediately, and if
left upon the wound for a hour will cure it.
This seeras almost, iacredible. but as a piece
of charcoal is readily procurable, it.should b*
kept in every house for inrnediate use and
its efficacy tested.
—The law Arm of MePherrin & Mates, con
sisting of Charles MePherrin and James E
Mates, Ksr|i. now have handsome offices on
the second lloor of the Diamond Block , with
entrance on Main street. They are both en
ergetic and capable youug men as it shown
bv the fact that >ne is now Distriot Attorney
and the other Chiirinin of the Rspahlicaa
County Committee, and thev will give all
business entrusted to them careful atten
—An exchange savs: Thi* bit ot informa
tion mar prove new and useful to some of
our readers, and it is certainly seison ihle
When a pump tubs freezes solid do not pour
iu hot water in theooaiunu way, with the
hope of thawing it oat. The hot watsr will
stay at the top, and that, will be the end of
it. But procure a lead tuba »r any oth >r
kind of pipe, place the low -r end directly on
the ice in the pump, and with * funnel pour
hot wuter in at the top. The weight of the
water in the pipe will drive it hot against
the ice, the pipe settling as fast. «s the ice
melts, and the whole will be cleaned out in
an incredible short time.
—The eclipse of the Moon was very gener
ally observed last Saturday eveniug, and it
vu iv beautiful sight. The relative sizi>s of
the Moon anil the shadow of the F.arth, at
that distance—2so,i).)i) miles—could he esri
mated from the arc of the shadow acro.H the
Moon, and were put at one to four. Prof.
Lannley, at the Allegheny Observatory, r.-itb
the aid of what he culls a bolometer, a gal
vanometer and roeksalt lens;-*, estimated t .e
highest temperature of the Mom at a little
above our Zero, Fahrenheit, and the lowest
at 210' below z-ro, the lack of beat l«ei:ig
accounted for by the absence of any atmos
phere arouad the satellite.
—ln these davs of pedestrianism,
this isn't bad: "In the race far matri
mony, it ia not always the girl who
covers the moat laps that wins."
—The recent "cold spell" was not
confined to the northwest,but extend
ed over nearly all the western Rtate?,
including Kansas, Neb-aska, lowa and
—ln many places in (ho county
voters are uoder the impression that
tax collectors are not to be elected as
heretofore, it having been widely
published that the Supreme Court
had declared the Act of 1885 requ'r
ing tax collectors to be elected uncon
stitutional. This is an error, tax col
lectors must be elected.
—The Kittanning people .or a goorl
many of them are infatuated with the
New Orleans lottery scheme and
every month not loss than four hun
dred dollars are invested in the
scheme by the people of that, village.
The investment is not confined to
boys, but business men, lawyers and
doctors patrouize the institution. The
fool killer has evidently not been
making many visits to that place.
—We have 'oeon requested to cJI
the attention of election officers to
tbe fact that in precincts where Jus
tices of the Peace are elected their re
turn of the election of that officer
must be filled out in duplicate, as one
of the certificates must be forwarded
by the proper county officers to the
State department. Heretofore this
has not always been done and has
caused some trouble.
—The London Times states that a
scheme for tbe erection of a bridge
oyer tbe English channel is in active
consideration among French capital
ists and engineers The projected
bridge would bs twenty-two miles
long, resting on piers o' concrete and
masonry lt>o feet louir and 100 broad
placed at intervals of 550 yards. Tbe
causeway of tbe bridge would be 1(!0
feet above the sea level, to permit tbe
passage of ships, and would be 100
feet wide. Tbe estimated cost is
S2OO 000,000. It appears that the
channel is not so deep as is generally
supposed. There are shallows out
from Folkestone net over twenty feet
iroin the surface, the depth from these
shallows to the shore on either side
varying from 100 to 160 feet.
J. !l McC.ecrv, Esq ,of Pittsburg
has finally i> disbarred for unpro
Win. Barnett, a plumber at 315
Grant Si., Pittsburg, las been arrest
ed for complicity in the Murdoch
Belmont. P;i., boosts of a woman
WiiJ "'goes out uv ! '.'bops wood with
boi' husband " l r i-» customary to
ii->e an ax", but h.; i:i iy be an unusii
aily sharp uiiu.
The We-teru Thtological Sam' ia
rv i'i partly <io»tr« yel
hv fin- last Saturday afternoon. The
loss is put a- $12,000, wnic'i is cov
ered by iasuraace.
The miners of the eastern pirt of
Mercer county he id a confereuje at
Jackson Centre oa Thursday of last
wiek. and decided by a vote of 5i to
2«'i to return to work at the former
wages, TO cents per ton.
(Jreensburg is to have a manufac
tory of steam beating aad ventilating
apparatus, with a capital stock of
$300,000 aud a pay roll of $4,000 a
Wsek. Kelly «fc Jones of .Jersey
City, is the name of the firm.
The largest pressed glass tumbler
ever made was pret-Sid last week at
the Rochester Tumbler Works. This
jumbo glass holds 80 ounces,is 9 inches
tall and <5 inches across the top. A
special press was made for the pur
pose of tuakinj? this glass, which is
cousidered by ula.Hntueu as a master
piece iu the 'tumbler line.
A during attempt at burglary was
committed 1 «.st M>uday afternoon
near Princeton, Lawrence
county. James Cris.vel! was bound
and gagged by three masked men, the
wotueu iu the house frightened into
tiuiet by drawn revolvers, and the
house ransacked for valuables, but
uusacce XJ: a w »ri was
spoken a.id the Villains easily made
their escape, as Mr. Criswell cjuld
not ieayetbe women.
A defective flu' 3 w is the caus-» of a
fire iu Pitieburg early last Sunday
morutng. The ii e started in Urliug
uud Sou's meichaat tailoring estab
lishmeat ou Filth avenue and ran
back to IJADA.RE aad CJ'S grocery oa
L)inm.»nd St., destroying the stocks
of the t.vj lirtns uameJ aad also
those of the J.leereu Broa., aud Deg
eltnan tiiack The tuta! loss is estima
ted H a t[nrovir of a million, with
James A. Page, a tobacco and ci
gar dealer in Beaver Falls, a member
of the 41st Kentucky
Volunteers, with others, is
about to make application for
the recovery of b».c-k pay from the
The strange thing afcnut the above
nauitd regiment is that although reg
ularly mustered into the service, it
has yet been mustered out—so
that, if the claims are allowed, they
will date back at least to the close ol
ihe war and will net each veteran iu
the neighborhood of SI,OOO.
The Bad ford County Auditors an
nounce that they have found Couutv
Treasurer J. Frank Miuntch short in
his accounts, and this is supplement
ed by the s.ateuieat that ex-Treasu
rer Henderson is very short. The
amount in Minuich's caw is $1,714,
and iu Henderson's s>.'], 152. Minuich
canuot account for msßbortage. His
bondsmen, fourteen iu number, have
directed au investigation. No one
charges him with dishonesty. By
the death of Heudersou on July 18
Ust Minuich became Treasurer. It
id believed that the money was stolen
duriug the coufusiou incident to the
A practical temperance lesson ia
given in the tragic death of the three
Sharon nieu at Orangeville, Mercer
Co., last week, it' the story as told is
tri)B. It id said that all three of
those who met death had signed li
cense petitions, asking that somebody
toe permitted to sail them that which
took away their seuses and put ;nem
in the very presence of death. The
mail who hired them the horse and
baggy, also signed the petitions in
order to make busiuess good. It
made business good tor the underta
ker, and may perhaps give a Cincin
nati house au order for a buggy, but
is such business profitable to tne indi
viduals immediately concerned or to
th« community? It is in keeping
with the busiurss that whisky selling
One evening last week while a
company of voting people Were enjoy
ing themselves at an evening party
near a young man in the
employ of Mr. Emery Dewey, met
with an an accident from which he
mar never recover. As he was about
to sit down in a chair a young lady
pulled it from under him and he fell
to the floor. In a short time he
showed symptoms of insanity and
continued to grow worse until at last
accounts be was violently insane
Ilis physician cU'ms the cause to be
conciiHHHon of the brain, received by
toe fall. The unfortunate young
mau has been taken to his home near
Pittsfield. This should be a warning
to all never to remove a chair from
under a person about to sit down. —
Union Ciiy Times
A dispatch from Kittanning dated
the 30th says: Owing to the State
Convention meeting much earlier this
year than formerly, politics iu Arm
strong county is beginning to hold a
prominent place witii local ollkc seek
ers aad their friends, who will short
ly be travelling the county ia full
force, as both parties are selecting
timber lor a hard Gght, The import
ant local offijes to be filled are Con-
ETeac, Senate, Assembly, Sheriff aud
District Attorney. For Congress ion
al honors A. Qt. Henry, editor of the
Republican, is the only candidate
yet mentioned. Senator Meredith
and Jos. R. Henderson, Esq, will
advance their claims for State Senate
on the Republican aide, ani Austin
Clark, Esq , is being 1 urged to allow
his name to be used by the Democ
—The Wren Corjjedy company will
prrsent tbe laughing success, "Sweet
hearts," at the Barter Opera liouse
on Monday evening Feb. 6,under the
auspice* of the local Sons of Veter
ans. The company is said to be a
very good one, and of Mr. Wren him
seh tbe Bay Shore Budget has tbe
folio wing to say: "Mr. Wren is cer
tainly a tine Comedian. It is only
just to say that iu every respect the
"Bill was Filled," and should Mr
Wren with his troupe again visit Bay
Shore, he will need a larger room to
bole} his audience."
Those attending this entertainment
are assured of aa evening's enjoy
—Use Double All O. K. Horse and
Cattle Powders,best in tbe world. A
sure and speedy cure for Loaves,
coujbs, colds, in (lamed lungs, rough
ness of skin, and all kidney diseases.
For sale by J. C. Rkdick,
2-18-3 m No. 5, N. Main St.
The Supreme Court of Illinois bus
rendered a which aunuls 20
divorced, an.i p.rties th.it supposed
thev were dirorced are rusbiug pell
mell to begin new proceedings. (Jive
UH a National divorce law, is the cry
A denier siys there are more than
s.=Si» 000.000 worth of diamonds for
sale in New York city There are
Uitceu JO twenty mili'.ons of dollars
worth constantly on sale by importers
Two of the largest firms are reputed
to keep a stock of a million and a half
each, and there are ei-jht or uine
other dealer* with half that quintity.
besides all the smaller concerns and
Some men were rafting a team of
horses over the Muskegon river the
other day, when the raft broke, let
tiug the horses into the water. Oae
of theoi swam to the shore all right,
but the other made for a point where
there was a high bluff aud could aot
land. The mea unable to reach
the horse, when a dog belonging to
one of there sprang into the water,
seized the horse by a pendant strap,
and ied him to a place where he could
land. The horse broke away twice,
but the third time the dog got him all
The Knights of Labor are meeting
with a great deal of success in secur
ing signatures in favor of governmen
tal control of telegraphs.
The Omaha teacher who tied her
thirteeu school children to a string
and the striug to herself and thus
saved them all iii a biizzard, has re
ceived thirteen offers of marriage, be
sides a great deal of praive for her dis
cretion and bravery. What she would
appreciate most, no doubt, would be
a sum of mouey that would buy warm
clothing and some lew things to grat
ify the fine taste she doubtless pos
There lately entered the Grand
Central depot at New York
a locomotive with a tragic his
tory. It was the locomotive which
drew the first train to the Qrst fright
ful railroad accident that ever occur
red. Up to IS4S, while there had
been none accompanied by great
slaughter, but that year this enerine
drew a part of a train on the New
Haren road into an open draw at
Nor walk and ctvused a great loss of
life. The accideut was the sensation
of the year. The engine was fished
out and haa been running on the road
A singular circumstance connected
with this accident is that it indirectly
proved the fortune of the men whose
iucorrect sifinals causid it. He Aid
and settled in Western Pennsylvania,
and the victim for many years of re
morseful reflections on his careless
ness. But it was this man who first
dug an4)il well in what is now the
oil region and developed this colossal
An Aged Baby Bunting,
PHILADELPHIA, January 28.—The
suit Airs. Susan Todd, who is over
sixty years old, agaiust her thirty
six year oid husbind, Dr George S
Todd, for desertiou, was
called ia Court here
yesterday. lu some respects it
rivals the Baby Bunting suit.
A few years ago George S. Todd
came east from Colorado to study
dentistry. He became a boarder at
the house of Mrs. Susan Finney, and
in time Mr 3. Finney, who had sons
as old as Todd and older, and a
sweet daughter of seventeen, became
strangely infatuated with the young
student. She formed a settled reso
lution to bacomc wedded to him re
gardless of the extreme disparity iu
From affidavits in the case there is
every appearance that the marriage
wes forced. However the matrimo
nial rite was celebrated between the
two and ever thereafter the horrified
young husband has been a refugee
beyond the borders*- of her abode.
Mrs Todd has used every induce
ment to get him to come back to her.
She wrote any number of cute and
sweet little letters signed "Your lov
ing wife, Sue." "Your affectionate
Sue," and tilled witn the warmth of
a maidens love. Iu one of these
pleasaut notes she called the absent
one "My dear, dear George," and
wound up by calling him her "Own
little darliug" and drawing the out
line of a ring filled with little dots of
the pen over which she wrote tho ex
planatory word "Kisses "
Divorce proceeding are pending in
Colorado, and Judge Biddle granted
a postponement in the desertion case.
He Has Six Wives.
FERGUS FALLS, MINM., Jan. 30
Johu Wilkins and oue of his six
wives were arrested at Seamier yes
terday arrived here this morning
from Pelican Itipids, enroute to St
Paul in charge of detectives.
Wilkins is a son of a director of
the Standard Oil Company, at Cleve
land, O , aud it recently discovered
that he had married six women in
this aud other cities during the last
year, and was livging with all them
at the same time, and for months his
"many wives" each rested and trust
ed in bis supposed undivided love.
His career was cut short, however,
j by the discovery of his crimes last
! week, since which time detectives
have been searching for him.
The Gii ls Stuck on Him,
MAYVILLE, KV., Jan 28.—1n the
Circuit Court, to day, the end of the
bjeach of promise suit of Josie
i Woods, of this citv, against S. II
j Poe, traveling photographer, was
| reached and tue jury gavo plaintiff a
verdict of $3,100. The letters intro
duced as evidence recalled those in
the famous Campbell-Arbuckle case
From Carlisle, Ky., Poe wrote: "I
send you 13 kisses, 12 hugs and one
pinch." From Manchester, O.: I
want to see you and kiss you right in
the mouth;" aud ,- My health is good.
I have bought a new suit of clothes
and a Waterbury watch. All the
girls are stuck on me. When I walk
out, the jfirls say, 'Jjook at that pret
ty man "
— SWEBT CORN.—Last year the de
mand for sweet corn exceeded the
supply, and prices were high. It is a
I profitable crop. If you want good
! seed, that is sure to grow, send to
Joseph Harris Seed Co., Moreton
j Farm, Rochester, N. Y., for their free
I Seed Catalogue. They are large
growers, and sell the best of seed at
! low prices.
, —We have ten thousand dollars
worth of furniture in oqr three ware
rooms at No. 19 Jefferson St., Butler,
Pa. The best ay woll as the cljeap
-1 aat, but all tho best made for the price.
All persona will find it to their ad?
vantage to examine our stock and ag r
certain our prices before purchasing.
The Hattield-McCoy Vendetta.
The atrocities of the Hatfields and
McCoys oc. the West Virginia aud
Kentucky birder are almost beyond
belief. The barbarities extended
over a period of years, beginning
with a trivial law suit, and have been
ended temporarily, at least, by the
arr»st of part of the liatfield gang.
Ttie crowning piece of deviltry
was that of the night of Jan. 1, 13SS,
when 13 of the ll* ttie Id gang, headed
bv Jas Vauce, surrounded the M«'-
Coy homestead, near the mouth of
I'oad Creek, aa influent of the Tug
from the Kentucky side, burned the
bouse l'rom with all its couteuts, kill
ed his son and daughter, beat their
mother with the butt of a gun till
they thought ah* was dead aud left
the little children ia the house to die
in the cold on the bleak mountainside
among the bushes, to which thuy had
escaped with nothing ou but their
It was about ten o'clock, when the
McCoys, consisting of old "Kan'l,"
his son Calvin, his daughter Alfara,
and another daughter were preparing
for bed Suddeulv they heard the
trampling of many men at the door
way, and in a moment three or four
men yelled- "Hello, in there; open
this door, or we'll break it in and
burn the house!"
Calviu McCoy, who had a Win
chester and plenty of ammunition, re
assured his mother and sisters and
the children, ail of them the orphans
of bis murdered brothers, and telling
his father to load an old-fashioued
double-barreled shotgun, prepared for
a siege. He glanced out of a crack in
the log* of the hou j e and found the
attacking party all huddled so closely
under the window of the bouse as to
defy his efforts to shoot at any of
them Once or twice he did shoot,
but no one was apparently hurt by
the shots. Loarniug that they must
burn the house iu order to dislodge
their victims, the Hatfielda fiaally set
fire to the building.
When it began to blaze, one of the
daughters, Alfara, 20 yeard old aud
far gone in consumption, ran into an
annex and seizing a churn, dashed its
yjntents on the flamed, extinguishing
them. B'lffled iu this instance, the
infuriated mtn surrounded the brave
girl aud threatened her with instaut
de.ith death if she should a<ain inter
fere. She replied that she intended
to do all in her power to save the
lives uf her parents and the little chil
dren in the house.
"I know you, 'Cap' Hatfield, and
you cau't scare me!" said the girl,
suddenly recognizing one of the men.
''Kill her, Cap; kill her; she'll be a
witness against us if yon don't," said
one ot the baud.
"Cap" raised his Winchester and
in a feeoud a bullet burrrowed in the
poor girl's brain.
Meautime the house was again
fired iu several places and this time
burned without interference. It was
but a poor log structure at best and,
as the logs were old aud dry, readily
succumbed to the flames, fanned by
the sweeping January blasts. Old
Mrs. McCoy, learning of the death of
her daughter, ran out of the main
building toward the annex, only to
be met by two or three of the mur
derers, aad one of them, after a mo
ment's parley, clubbed his Winches
ter and struck her to the grouud, re
peating the stroke several times.
As the heat began to get intense
within the house it became apparent
that some diversion must ba nude in
order to saye the lives of even the
children. Calvin McCoy heroically
agreed to sacrifice himself. He told
his father to stay in the house while
he would open the door suddenly and
rush to the shelter of a corn crib
handy, from which he could fight to
gome purpose, while the old gentle
man might get in a shot occasionally
from his shot gun The father re
monstrated, but the son was deter
mined to make the break. It was un
expected, and the youth had almost
reached cover when he was discovered
and a volley fired at him. One of the
balls struck him iu the back of the
head and he fell forward dead.
At this moment the father, c!ad in
bis night clothes and followed by the
children, appeared in the doorway,
about which almost all the assassius
were huddled. As he opened the
tho door and stepped out he discharg
ed one barrel to his right band and
the other to his left. Jihrieka of pain
and baffled rage commingled in the
midnight air as the fiends ran off into
the darkness. Taking advantage of
their discomfiture, Mr. McCoy gather
ed his little ones around him and es
caped to the brush, where he and they
shivered till daybreak, where they
were joined soon after by the mother
and another daughter, who had suc
ceeded in putting the body of Alfara
out of reach of the flame.
The two shots from Mr. McCoy's
gun must have done terrible execu
tion, U3 it is said two or three new
made graves have been found ia tho
Hatfield settlement, and as many
more are said to be carrying their
arms iu slings or are hobbling around
on crutches. It was the first blow,
the father who had been bereaved of
five children, bad struck iu his own
behalf; and even then it was one of
desperation and not of veugearce.
Coming down from the bushes in
the gray of the morning, Mr. McCoy
found his daughter lying near tho
smoking ruins of his house,her brains
oozing from a hole in her forehead.
Out from the house,near the corncrib,
lav the sou who had lost his own life
in the heroic effort to save the lives
of the otfiers. He had not even a
suit of clothing left. His little grand
children crowded around him,begging
for fuod aud clothing. They had been
dragged from bed just in time to es
cape being burned to death. His wife
lay near the annex, unable to move
aud still dazed from the blows of the
night before. Xo friend or neighbor
appeared to help him and it was hours
before any appeared to care for his
dead or provide succor for the liviug.
The atrocities of the savages that a
hundred years ago had made tbe same
spot historical bore no relation to the
fiendish cruelties of that memorable
After the funeral of his children,
Mr McCoy, as he had no longer a
home, concluded to move to Pike
Court Ilovse. He took bis family
there early last week and at once re
turned to remove his married son and
his family to the same home in Pike.
—FERTILIZERS FOR THE QARDEN—
In Harris' New Seed Catalogue for
1888 there is a valuable article on
this subject from the pen of Joseph
Harris. There is no more reliable
authority. Tbe catalogue is free to
all who send their address on a pos
tal card to Joseph Harris Seed Co.,
Moroton Farm, Rochester, X. Y.
—We are selling furniture lower
than it has ever beforo been sold in
Butler, and after using it yoa will
gay that it is what we said it was,
otherwise no sale, at MILLER BRO'S,
No. 19 Jefferson St.
—There are various methods of ad
vertising, some good, some iudiffer
! ent and so mo worthless. Jt is a sin
gular fact that those business men
who are so economically inclined that
can never be persuaded to advertise
regularly, iu any established newspa
per, are always investing their mo
ney in worthless experiments. Let
an entire stranger, with a smooth
tongue, come to the town ivnd he ex
periences little or no trouble iu secur
ing abundant advertising for any
catchpenny scheme. Judicious ad
vertising pnys, but three is a heap of
it that is iujudicious aud the money
paid tor such adrertismeuts might as
well be poured into a rat hole.
Women in Business.
In this age of extreme activity and
wonderful development, it is a note
worthy fact that many women have
made their own way in mercantile
life, and successfully compete with
men in many lines of business.
Women, whether they labor in tte
household or in the store, are all lia
ble to suffer from functional derange
meuts and the cares of maternity.
For all trouble known under the cat
egory of "female weaknesses," Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
tonic and tried specific. It relitvi s
the greatest sufferers,and restores the
patient to vigorous health aud
strength. It is the only medicine for
women, sold by druggist, under a
positive guarantee, from the manu
facturers, that it will give satisfaction
in every case, or money will be re
funded. This guarantee had been
printed on the bottle-wrapper and
faithfully carried out for many years.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipa
tion, biliousness),sick headache,bilious
headache,aud all derangements ot the
stomach, liver and bowels.
Discharge from the Ear 25
Years Cured and Hearing
Mr. W. A. Beck, of Knox. Clarion county. Pa.,
had scariei lever when a chUd. and ever" since
had a tuned discharge from one ear and could
not hear a watch ou pressure. Kor year* he
had sought relief, but found none, ana had giv
en up as incurable, until he read ot the case of
llr. Hamiord, a similar case, at Candor, Wash
ington county, pa., by Or, Sadler, sot Penn ave
nue. Pittsburg, when he at once put hi-; case
under the doctor's care, lie now congratulates
himself upon a perfect cure of the discharge,
and says lie can hear conversations with that
ear as well as the sound one. Mr, Fred urocK
away. the noted candy man, of Youngstown, <),.
and Mr. Peter Young, the well-known picture
d :aler. or Wood street, Pittsburg, are equally
—Mixed candy by the barrel for
the Holidays at Morrison's City
—Nice line of trimmings for Christ
mas trees at Morrison's City Bakery.
—No. 19 Jefferson St. is the place
to buy cheap aud good furniture.
—Great reduction in cloaks to re
duce stock at
L. STEIN & SON'S.
—Silk mufflers, cashmere mufflers,
largo stock and low prices at
L, STEIN & SON'S.
—Everybody will find it to their
advantage to go to the City Bakery
for their bread, pies, cakes, etc.
— L. STEIN & SON, NO. S.N. Main
St., are offering special bargains in
cloaks and dress goods in order to re
duce stock previous to taking stock.
Call and examine goods.
For the next sixty days, in order
to reduce our stock, we will quote
special low prices on all our stock.
We have on hands thirty bed room
sets ranging from $lB t* $l5O per
Thirteen upholstered parlor suits
ranging from $35 to $l5O per suit.
Parlor stands from $2,50 to $lO.
Lounges from $2,50 to $25.
Hat rackß from $8 V.i S3O.
Tabes from $1.25 to $lO.
Wash-stands from $2 to $lB.
Bureaas from $9 to $25.
Sets of chairs from $2.75 to sl6 per
Secretaries from sl6 to S4O.
Easy chairs, handsome pictures,
room ornaments, etc., any of which
would make both useful and appropri
No. 19, Jefferson St,. Butler, Pa.
—Go to W. M Rombach's, if you
want bargains He is selling out his
stock of musical instruments, guns,
revolvers, tobacco and cigars at
Home Made Bread.
From the best family flour, and
baked in an oven, can always be had
at Mrs. Armor's, at No. 98 N. Wash
ington St. Butler Pa. Special atten
tion to regular customers.
New York counts, and extra select
tab oysters received daily at
—Fine silk umbrellas wth gold
and silver heads at
L. STEIN & SON'S.
—Beautiful pictures at very low
prices at Miller Bros.' furniture store,
No. 19 Jefferson St.
—Go to Morrison's City Bakery
for fine cokes and ice cream
—Liuen handkerchiefs, lace hand
kerchiefs, silk handkerchiefs and
L. STEIN & SON'S.
—Consult your own interests and
examine our stock of furniture, uphol
stered suits, chairs, mattresses, etc.,
before purchasing. MILLER BRO'S.,
No. 19, Jefferson St.
—The best fresh and canned Cali
fornia fruits for the Holidays, at
Morrison's City Bakery.
—Go to Morrison's City Bakery for
fresh Oysters and Oyster Stews.
—A.. No. 1. all husk mattress, guar
anteed, not mixed with excelcer at a
lower figure than can be had else
where in Butler, at Miller Bros',
furniture store, No. 19 Jefferson St.
—lce Cream made to order at the
—Full line of candies and nuts for
the Holidays at Morrison's City Bak
—For freßh Fruits, Oranges, Lem
ons, Malaga Grapes and Cranberries,
go to Morrison's City Bakery.
Try ' Our own Special" the best
toby that can be made, at No. 7, N.
—New line of kid gloves, cashmere
gloves, silk mittens. wool mittens,
L . ST?IN & SON'S.
—-Use Double A" K. Horse Lini*
meat, best in lbe world. For swell,
ings, bruises, stiffuaas of joints, rheu
matism, lameness, sore shoulders,
ring-bone, sweeny and spavin; it has
no equal. For sale by J. C. REMCK,
2-18-3 m. No. 5, N. Main St.
—Splendid assortment of toboggan
caps and Tam O'SHwaters o f .
L, STKIN A: SON'S.
—Full line of stamoed !in«»n». in
j tidies, splashers, scarfs, trav covers,
p Mow shams, aprons. &c„ at
L. STKIN X SON'S
—Necessities we must have, aud a
cook-stove is une ot them Chris.
Stock has sold Bradley's
weli known Stoves aod Ranges for
over IS years iu Butler. By calling
! at No. 80, S Main St , you cau nee
a store-room well tilled with the
| latest improved Stoves aad Ranges.
, and a complete stock cf Tiu aad Gran-
I ite Ware, Cutlery, aud everything in
I tho Housekeeping line. His prices
j are among tho lowest. A call will
I convince you.
Mr. Jacob Boos has rented the
■ beautiful store-room on S. Main St
• lately erected by Mr. Joha Steir. and
will occupy it by the first of March
He proposes keeping a first-class
j grocery and will have all the facilities
for doing so, and in the meantime will
sell groceries cheaper than ever at the
The Executive Committee of the Butler Coun
ty Soldiers Monument Association invites Archi
tects and Designer* or monuments to send them
designs of monuments, stating dimensions,
materials and estimate of cost.
All designs should be sent to the Secretary
before Feb, 22,18*8.
H, C. lIKtSKM\.N. Pres.
W. C. THOMPSON, Sec'y.
HAVE YOU been to our
store ? if not come, it will pay
you, scores of people who have
been heretofore dealing else
where. now buy their goods of
us and are well pleased with
the change. No old stock, but
a nice cheerful room, Fresh
pure Drugs and everything of
the very best, our trade is in
creasing daily and our efforts
to give the people of this
county a first class store is
being appreciated. We have
a bright, cheerful room and no
expense will be spared to se
cure the b \st of everything.
Physicians Prescriptions will
always receive special atten
tion, as well as filling family
recipes, none but pure Drugs
dispensed Anything bearing
our name will be guaranteed
just as represented. We are
determined to make our store
headquarters for everything iu
the Drug iine that the people
of Butler and vicinity may
need. If we do not have
what you want we will
get >t for you on short
notice. Country Physicians
and merchants will find it to
their advantage to call and see
us. No trouble to show goods.
Respectfully, C: N. BOYD,
Druggist, Diamond Block, But
Looks like old-fashioned
I Winter to-day—skating and
sleighing. The weather sharps
Well, we're ready in our
overcoat department for the
coldest of blizznrds.
This is the time of the year
to buy overcoats. The weathtr
demands them and we must
sell them. Spring stock'.*
coming, vou know.
Of course we have marked
the prices down. Sometimes
sl, sometimes $2 and some
times $3, $f or SO. Depend
ed on the value of the arti
Come around and see what
We re selling lots of ngoods
every d ly to people who "just
want to look around."
J. I. NTTEISII,
No operatic^or huslnfl«s delay. Thousand* of
cures. Al Keystone House, Heading. Pi., jnil
Saturday of each month. Seutj lur circulars.
('anv»t*sers In ever? ward and township !u
Western I'runnvlvania to sell '•Cori«onu si
KJegg and. His Hard," the best and fastest sell
ing oooic out; good pay from the start ; books
! ready. Call every Wednesday and Saturday
! Irotu atoojuu- or a*M»es« Jauic? S. Wilson.
! m T'veuly-JlrNt St. jTOsbmy. Va,
Will open his now store on Satin thy, Feb. 4th with a full
Clothing, Gents' Furnishings,
HATS and GAPS. TRUNKS and VALISEs
I call particular attention to my full and complete line of
Foreign and Domestic
For making up siits to order. I employ the beet of work
men and all garments made bv me are war
ranted, and guaranteed to fit. Our
terms are strictly cash and
ONE PRICE TO EVERYBODY.
Give me a call before purchasing,
In I. J. McCandless' New Building, 011 Main Street, op
posite the Pest Otfice, Butler, Pa.
W I R B r r Gh TJ N.
Great 60 Day Clearing Out Sale
OF 088 OBY GOODS, mm,
FURNISHING GCCCS, TRIMMINQS, WRAPS,
Fur the next sixty da\s, that is, until March Ist, the
time we take our inventory, during all that time we
will offer our stock at way-down prices. If you
need dress goods, if you need domestic
goods, if you need carpets, if you need
furnishing goods, if you need
wraps, call in and we will
give you surprising
have a very large line of Plush Sacques and Dolmans, Ladies'
Newmarkets and Jackets, Misses' and Children's \Vraps,
all in new goods, and no reasonable offer will be
LOOK AT THIS
BICKIL'S PRICE LIST
FOR JANUARY 1888.
A Holy Terror to Competition.
50 doz. Men's Rubber Bnols, Bostons, $2.25.
20 doz. Men's do do Bay State. 2.00.
12 do/.. Boys' do do Boston 1.50.
6 doz Youth's do do do 1.00.
6 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.
265 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 tfoots at .65.
Everything is Marked Down.
270 pairs Mens'Fine Shoes, $3 50 former price $3 00.
194 pairs do do 2.30 do 3.50.
365 pairs do do 1.50 do 2.25.
185 pairs boys do $1 to 1 25 do 1 75.
37S pairs Youths' do 65c to 90c do 1.25.
Tell Your Friends of This Sale.
4 cases Ladies' Kid Button Shoes, $1.25
4 cases do Fine Grain do do 1.00
5 doz do do Hand Turned do 2.00
372 pair do Grain Lace do .85
MISSES' MI! CHiLDRErS SHOES CI USO.
460 pairs Misses Grain L'utton Shoes, 90 cents.
270 pairs Children's do do 65 cents.
120 pairs • do Calf Lace do 25 cents.
180 pair s Infants' Button d 25 cents.
The Balance of Holiday Slip
pers Must Move.
180 pairs Mens' Alligator Slippers at $1 00
»I 0 pairs " Fine Velvet " .86
120 pairs " heather " .60
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR BARGAINS?
If vou are. now is the tiruo to visit my store, for
these goodd uiUßt jro, no matter what they bring.
HOOTS AND SHOES MADE TO ORDER.
REPAIRING IN LEATHER AND RUBBER.
Remember the pjare,
22 South Main Si. Butlo* Fa*