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Everybody is partial to sugar
All like it. Because. we suppose. It
is sweet. Bat only about the tenth
port that is need by as in the I nited
States is grown or made in the l, ui
ted States. Most all of this tenth
part, of cane sugar, is made in the
S*ate of Louisiana, or the extreme
eoatbern parts ot country. They
fbere wan t .protection for it, by a tar
iff against the Cuban and foreign im
portations of sugar. Heretofore they
have received tariff protection, by
bills framed by the Republicans, in
Congress. But now comes a rather
aliasing scene to the Republicans
and a perplexing one to the Demo
crats. They now have a majority
ia Congress, and from Cleveland
down have declared in favor of taking
off or the tariff ou all arti
cles of food or clothing that we do not
or cannot grow or produce in this
country. This is the mistaken prin
ciple of tbeir Mills bill. But Louisi
ana is a Democratic State and her
sugar-makers demand the usual pro
tection, by a tariff on foreign sugar.
To rrant it will be inconsistent with
tbeir avowed principles. But it wont
do to offend a Democratic State and
bence the tariff on sugar is retained
ia the Mills bill. When this item in
tbe bill was recently under discussion
in Congress the Republican members
twitted tbe Democrats, by asking
tbem tbe difference in principle, be
tween tbe sngar growing of Louisia
na and tbe wool growing of Ohio.
Here was a dilemma for the Demo
crats. And this sugar article illus
trates tbe fallacy of their whole doc
trine of free trade. If it is right, as
it is, to protect the sugar interest of
lioaisiana from being destroyed by
foreign importation, then it is right
to protect tbe potato growers of
Pennsylvania from being undersold
by brinfring in of potatoes from for
eign parts. And tbe same principle
applies to alt our other industries,
our iron and glass manufacturing,
our sbeep-raising and woolen manu
facturing, and everything else that
we can grow or raise. And nothing
ia modern times is more absurd or
suicidal than the position the Demo
crats have takeu on the tariff ques
tion, which fact they will realize after
the coming November election.
THE President and his party serve
the interests of Europe; we will sup- !
port tbe interests of America.—Re
Whence Came "Hoosier?" —
Had the Nickname Its Origin
in "Husher" or 'Who's Yere?'
FrMi American Notes ao<i Queries.]
The origin of this word is in dis-
Cte ud no anthoritive settlement
■ been arrived at Here are a batch
of explanations that arc given for
what tbey may be worth. It is said
that tbe early Western settlers, proud
of their strength in log-rolling and
haaas raising, were called by their
aeighbora "hashers," from their phy
aical ability to still their opponeuts.
Hsober was a common term for bully
ia tbe West. The rude boatmen of
Indiana, rejoicing in their Btrength,
often displayed it on the levee at New
Oriaana. One of them, after some
remarkable act of prowess, not under
steading tbe pronunciation of "hush
er," exclaimed, "I'm a hoosier."
Tbe New Orleans papers reported
tbe incident and transferred the name
to Indiana bottmen, and finally to all
inhabitants pf that stale. Keniucki
aas say tbe word is derived from tbe
inhabitants' gruff way of knot-king
•ad saying, "Who's yere?"" Others
attribute it to their enriosity as to
the inmates of booses inducing them
to kaock and ask this question. And,
■till again, tbe term is said to have
arisen from tbe fact that Indiana, in
earlier days, supplied tbe Wast not
oaly witb hosiery of tbe coarser wool
ca kinds but with tbe yarns for dom
estic manufacture of such articles.
Hence tbe term hosier, applied to
citiaens of Indiana, and tho corrup
TBE fallowing resolution was
adopted by tbe Republican National
Convention and made a part of the
"Tbe first concern of sll good gov
ernment is tbe virtue and sobriety of
tbe people and tbe purity of the
bome The Republican party sym
pathizes with all wise and well di
rected efforts for the promotion of
temperance and morality."
Tbe Democrats declare vociferous
ly against tbe resolution on the
groand that it places the Republican
party in opposition to tbe saloon in
terests. On tbe other hand tbe ultra
Prohibitionists affirm that it means
nothing and that no Prohibitionist
sbonld be influenced by it to vote the
Republican ticket. But honest men
in all parties know that it means just
what it says, and that the Republi
can party is in favor of Protection to
the Homes of Americias against the
liquor saloon, as well as Protection
to American Labor and Industries
WE declare our hostility to the in
troduction into this country of foreign
contract labor. Republican Plat
Oil —"Bulls and Be£>rs."
There is continual struggle and tus
sle between the "bulls" and the
"bears" as to control of the oil mar
ket. The first is interested in push
ing up the market, the latter in
Fqueezing it down. Thov are both
speculative ami profit as they succeed.
Frequently they put on their boxing
gloves and come in fierce collision.
The lears lately have seemed to
knock the bulls out aud lower the
market, Every new strike or new
"gusher" helps them This was the
ea.-e when the Saxonburg.the Bakers
town, and now when the Whitmire
field comes around. The "shut down"
movement don't seem to affect the
market much. But just now it looks
as if oil was to advance and the bulls
again be on top. The market is im
At the new Whitmire field, in old
Greece C'ity neighborhood, the wells
down are holdiDg out good, aud new
oues are going down. A town, or
"city," is being laid out by the farm
owner, Mr Jacob Whitmire, to be
known as Whitmire City. The terri
tory is promising and the well* are
said to average about 50 barrels per
At the Gold well, Middlesex twp.,
drilling has been resumed aud while
the news is conflicting yet is flows at
the rate of 25 barrels, according to
latest information. This, as also the
Calhoun well, Montgomery farm, is
within what is known as the Bakers
town field, where there is active leas
ing and active work going on. What
may be the value aud outcome of this
field will soon be known.
Reibold still leads in production
any of the fields of this county. But
the whole Southern end of the county
is being leased, particularly from Sax
onburg, south and west, and any day
may surprise us with a new "gusher"
here or there in some of the many
Greenlee and Co., are drilling near !
Brown, Campbell and Co., got? no j
oil in the huudred foot, at their well ,
near and are drilling to j
the third sand.
WE are uncompromisingly in favor
of the Americau system of protection;
we protest against its destruction a3 ,
proposed by the President and his
party.— Republican Platform.
THE following is the temperance
plank adopted by the National Re
publican Convention, and made a
part of the platlorm: "The first con
cern of all good government is the
virtue and sobriety of the people and
the purity of their homes. The Re
publican party cordially sympathizes
with all wise and well directed efforts
for the promotion of temperance and
THE remains of Judga Trunkcy
were interred at Frauklin, Pa., on
Tuesday last, having been brought
home from Europe. All the husinees
houses of the place were closed on the
day of the funeral. Judge Hazon of
this place attended the funeral.
The Democratic Woodchuck
The explanation the boy gave for
digging so zealously at a woodchuck
hole, that the minister was coming
to dinner and the family was out of
meat, has been used to give point to
a good many arguments. It was
never used with more ellect, however
thau it can be to illustrate the embar
rassing situation the Democratic or
gans have been in since the Republi
can presidential nomination was made.
The need of campaign "meat" was
apparent as soon as the telegraph an
nounced the composition of the ticket
and a hot hunt was at once begun in
every Democratic newspaper office
for any sign of woodchuck
The record of General Harrison on
the Chinese question appeared to
offer the best prospect of Boiling
woodchuck, and accordingly the fam
ished Democrats weut fur that wood
chuck hole with a zeal that put to
shame the boy whose household was
out of meat. Spades, shovels, picks
and muck rakes were hastily seized
and a concerted attack begun. For a
time the fresh earth llew merrily and
the workers were encouraged by what
they thought was a whisk of the
woodchuck's tail or a gleam of a pair
of ferret-like eyes. Hut no woodchuck
could be found and they were grow
ing weary .when they heard a .merry
laugh from over the Rocky Mount
ains, and a voice say: "No wood
chuck in that hole, boys. We're en
tircly satisfied with Harrison's record
j No use digging any longer."
So the excavation around the Chi
nese aperture was hastily abandoned
and the whol<? woodchuck hunting
crowd rushed pell-mell for another
hole which a zealous Democrat with
a muck rake had uncovered. This
time the woodchuck was going to bo
the record Harrison made during thr*
labor strikes of 1880. It was decided
to proceed more deliberately, as the
tracks around the hole looked fresh,
and now success with proper caution
After learnedly discussing just
how woodchuck dug their holes and
in what direction this one had prob
ably burrowed, they stationed a frisky
editor at the mouth with a bag and
begun to dig. But only three shov
elsful of ground had been thrown up
when they heard a loud ' halloo,"
and. looking up, there stood "Joe"
McDonald with both elbows resting
on the top rail of a fence and a hand
on each side of his mouth. "There
isn't any woodchuck in that hole,"
he shouted,"and if there was it would
be just as much a Democratic wood
chuck as a Republican woodchuck.
For i stood by lien Harrison in the
labor troubles of 183G and approve
everything ho did."
With JI weary and disgusted air
the Democratic hunte/6 turned away
from tLtir latest search, and us there
were no more woodchuck holes in
sight thev aat down under a tree to
rest They are sitting there still,
contemplating ruefully their blistered
bands and wiping the perspiration
from their brows with Hnglish-made
bandanas. They are aware that elec
tion is coming just as certainly as the
minister was coming to the boy's
house, but what the Democratic fam
ily is going to do for meat they dou't
know. There is only one picco of
advice that can be given them and
that is this: When you dig for woou
chwk don't dig at last year's wood
chuck holes—Philadelphia Press.
Cleveland's Free Trade Sweep
ing Democrats Into the
From the Troy Times, Rep.]
Ou Fifth Avtuue, during the grand I
Republican ratification parade, a 1
Democratic ex-mayor of Trov stood ;
waiving the Stars and Stripes as the ■
prosession passed by. The irentle- j
mar with the flag was lion. Win. L.
Van Alstyne, ex-mayor of Troy. I
Mr. Van Alstyne said : "1 shail not j
vote for Cleveland and Thurraan. ■
I don't like the platform they stand
on—the Free-trade platform. The .
position they took on the issue is j
contrary to my teachings. I am for |
protection always. I think the man
ufacturing industries of this city
should be fostered and cared for. j
Troy is a manufacturing centra and
its industries ouyht to be protected. ;
I am pleased with the Republican !
William E of this city,
who was chairman of the ludepend- i
ent Republican organization in Troy ;
four years airo, said: "I shall not vote j
for Cleveland, lam not a Free trad- j
er. I' worked energetically for Cicvc- j
land's election four years ago. lam ,
satisfied with the national Republi
can ticket. A better ciaD than Har
rison could not be nominated to fill
the chair occupied by Lincoln
There will be no organization of In
dependent Republicans in this city
this Fall, so far as I am concerned.
I was chairman of the organization ,
in ISS4, and we registered 752 votes, j
ail of which were cast for Cleve
Aaolph Staude, a well-known man
ufacturer and merchant, said: "I vot
ed for Cleveland four years ago, but I
am now for Harrison and Protection.
I am going in with open eyes, and I j
know many Germans who yoted for
Cleveland who are coming oat for
Harrison this Fall. We don't want
Free Trade—we want protection and
must be protected. A man who
votes to cut his own throat is a fool.
I have lived to see what Protection
means. I know what European
wages mean also. If we should
ever come to Free Trade aud Euro
pean wages in this country, God help
the workingmen! The Republican
ticket suits the Germans."
O. F. Burtis, senior member of the
stove firm of Burtis & Man, a life
long Democrat, said: "I shall vote
for Harrison and Morton this Fail.
The issue is Free Trade or Protec
tion. Cleveland represents Free
Trade aud Harrison represents Pro
tection. Therefore I shall vote for
Harrison. I speak from a Democrat
ic standpoint, for I have ne7er voted
for a Republican President in my life.
1 believe Harrison and Morton will
carry New York, Connecticut and
New Jersey, I know many Demo
crats wbn are not lor Free Trado,
awl they will vote for Protection.
The business and manufacturing in
terests of this country must be pro
tected or go down."
NO MORE CLEVELAND FOB THEM.
A dispatch from Albany, N. Y.,
says: "A number of prominent
Democrats in this section have al
ready pronoutced for the Republican
ticket. Among the number are two
ex-mayors of Troy and an ex-comp
troller, who marched with the Re
publican procession two or three days
after the nominations were made.
Up in the Mohawk Valley, at Little
Fails, Hon. George W. Smith, who
has beeu a Democrat, returned to the
Republican, j arty, The noted seeds
man, Hiram Sibley, of Rochester, is
also out for the Republican ticket.
"The above are only a few of the
prominent instances which go to
show the way the tide is turning
even in this most conservative quar
ter of the State."
MORE OF TIIEM FHOM PITTSBURIi.
Western Pennsylvania Democrats
continue to come over to Harrison
and Protection James Powers, once
a Democratic candidate for County
Commissioner; General Manager
James F. Grimes, of the Knoxvil'.e
Land and Improvement Company,
and Secretary Acker, of Local As
semby 5)704, of the Knights of La
bor, which includes the tube-workers,
are among to day's converts. Acker
told a reporter that he would rather
shut up the mills of Texas than the
pipe mills of Pittsburgh.
ALLENTOWN DEMOCRATS FOR HARRISON
ALLENTOWN, July s.—Harry C.
Trexler, a well-known lumber dealer,
and at one time President of Com
mon Council, and Mr. Bryan, a con
tractor, have announced their inten
tiou of supporting Harrison and
Morton. Both haye been prominent
in Democratic circles, and the former
was at one time a leading member of
the Americas Club and an active
worker at the polls.
THE EOITOR OF THE POMEROY, OHIO,
IIERALI) CAN'T SWALLOW FREE TRADE.
POMEROY, 0., July B.—The Her
ald, heretofore the only Democratic
paper in the county, has flopped. The
whole llepniican ticket, from Harri
son and Morton to County Surveyor
Watkins, heads its columns, and Maj
Russell, the proprietor, give.s his rea
sons for the change in the following
"The Herald is not a free-trade
paper, and is not to be whipped into
support of measures which, if adopt
ed, would ruin every industrial inter
est in Southeastern Ohio und West
Virginia, as well as those of many
other large sections of our country,
and in the end prove detrimental to
every citizen of the United States.
The President's message, followed by
the introduction of the Mills bill
into the lower House of Congress,
was certainly enough to alarm every
honest Democrat who had faith in
the piofessious of his party, that it
intended a just revision of the tariff;
but there was still hope that the ap
proaching National convention would
declare against such an abject policy.
We yet believe that a large majority
of the delegates to the St, Louis Con
vention were opposed to the meas
ures proposed by the President aud
formulated by the Mills bill, but they
permitted themselves to be dictated
to ind thus were led to adopt a cut
aud-dried platform as their own.
"To expect the Herald to support
the platform aud candidates of that
convention would l»i to expect us to
favor the wrecking of every salt fur
nace arid iron-works in this region,
as well as the destruction of the sheep
industry and its attendant loss to
farmers, together with the compul
sory idleness of every workiugman
who obtains a living for himself and
family by either skilled or unskilled
labor iu those industries. As we do
not favor any such measures, we can
not support either the St. Louis plat-
I form or the candidates named by it."
Mr. Russell says the Herald is not
a tree-trade paper, aud he believes
the Democratic party is a free-trade
party, despite the assertions of many
deluded Democrats who say—wheth
er they believe or not—that it is not
a party of free trade.
.1 udge Haudley, of Lackawana
county, Pa.. a life-long Democrat, is
out in an interview against Cleve
land. He says:
"1 h&s-e declared my inability to
follow Mr. Cleveland iu his free-trade
fallacy. He has overstepped the line
of Democracy and very many life
long Democrats cannot go with him.
I am still a Democrat, but it seems
to me the merest foily for any think
ing man to take the position
the President has upon the
tariff question. Protection is abso
lutely essential to the prosperity of
this country. With our sparse pop
ulation which could be put into the
State of Texas without even crowd
ling it as much as Germany is crowd
ed; with our vast, undeveloped re
sources; with our immense acreage
of the public domain unoccupied and
unimproved, it is folly to speak of
free trade. When we shall have
reached a population of 400,000,000
or 500,000,000 it will perhaps become
a debatable question, and free trade
may do no serious harm.
"No, I stand with Mr. Randall on
that question, aud in diamatrical op
positian to Mr. Cleveland and Mr
Scott, and all who hold like apinion.
Like all men who conceive them
selyes men of destiny, like Cromwell,
like Napoleon, aud like Gladstone,
Mr. Cleveland thinks he can run
counter to the genius of the age in
which he lives, but in this case, as iu
theirs, the fatal step has been taken."
WE favor the entire repeal of in
ternal taxes, rather than the surren
der of any part of our protective sys
tem, at the joint behest of the whisky
trusts and the ageuts of foreigu man
The Famous Song of 1840.
The ''Campaign Song Book" of
1840, copies of which are still extant,
contained a large collection of songs
of various kinds, but the most famous
of them all—the one which was most
widely popular—was that entitled,
'"Tippecanoe ftud Tyler, Too." As
usually sung it consisted of ten four
line stanzas, with chorus. The great
uprising for Gen. Harrison was sym
bolized by the rolling of an immense
ball, which, starting at the local elec
tion in Maine, swept over the great
er part of the country, cleariug the
way tor the easy march of the people's
favorites to the White House. This
was the idea of the soug.
The campaign of 1840 began early
in the year and was kept up with in
creasing interest to the close. Under
eight years of Jackson and four years
of Yan Buren the country was far
from prosperous- Work was scarce
and thousands of men could find noth
ing to do, though ordinary labor was
down to 75 cents a day. The Whigs
wanted a change, and "$2 a day and
roast beef" was the tempting pledge
which they made 011 condition that
they were voted into power.
The song, "Tippecanoe and Tyler,
Too," is said to have been written
by Mr. A. C. Ross, an amateur mu
sician of Zanesville, 0., and it was
received with great favor wherever
sung. The opening stanza is as fol
Oh, what has eauaed th is great «m notion
Our country through ?
It is (he ball that's rolling on,
For Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.
For Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.
And with them we'll heat iittle Vaa, Van,
Oh, he's a ussd-up man,
And with them we'll heat little Van.
The ball was among the most con
spicuous of the campaign emblems,
and some of them carried in proces
sions were of immense size. It was
kept "rolling on" with prodigious
energy, and the song "Tippecanoe
and Tyler, Too," formed no inconsid
erable part of the impelling force.
There was nothing in it, however,
beyond a rallying cry, aud it survives
as a rerniniscense of one of the trreat
est political victories in the history of
the country—Pittsburg Corn-Gazette.
TIIE restoration of unearned rail
road land grants to the public domain
for the use of actual settlers, which
was he gun under the administration
of President Arthur, should he con
tinued.— Republican Platform.
The Proposed Constitutional
Amendment Favorably Re
ported to the U. S. Senate.
The proposition to submit to the
people of the several states
a National constitutional amendmeut
to prohibit the liquor
traffic in the United States was
favorably reported by Senator Blair
ou Monday froui the Committee on
Education. The proposed amend
ment reads as follows:
SECTION 1 The manufacture, im
portation, exportation, transportation
and sale of all alcoholic liquors as a
beverage shall bo and hareby is for
ever prohibited in the United States,
and iu every place subject to their
SEC 2. Congress sho.ll enforce this
article by all needful legislation.
ABOUT fifty millions of unearned
lands originally granted for the con
struction of railroads have been re
stored to the public domain, in pur
suance of the conditions inserted by
the Republican party in the original
grants.— Republican Platform.
From London Times.]
"It would hardly be possible to put
the free-trade case more clearly or
more strongly. The arguments
which President Cleveland uses are
those which Mr. Cobden used to
employ forty-five years ago, and
which any free-trader would employ
now. They are purely free-trade ar
guments, and as such we are very
gli'.d to see Mr. Cleveland using them,
though sorry for the popular infatua
tion which makes it dangerous to
give them their right name."
From London NCWJ J
"lie discusses the principle? at is
eue in the struggle and sho'ws that he
is a free trade candidate in everything
but name. The reservation is an im
portant oue for American party pur
ples. The President feels compelled
to characterize the attempt to brand
him a free trader as a deception of bis
enemies. For all that, the electoral
conflict now in progress is a conflict
between free-tr«de and protection, and
GEN. HARRISON NOTIFIED.
T"ne Presidential Nomination
Formally Tendered by the
INDIANAPOLIS, July 4 —At noon
to-da v General Ifarrison was formal
ly notified <1 his nomination by the
committee do legated by the <7 b ;<• 1 aro
Convention to perform that duty
Before proceeding to the residence of
the Republican standard bearer the
Committee held a nieetiu:? at the
Denison House, where the (ormal ad
dress, prepared by Chairman Estee,
w?..-- rr sd and afterward signed by
Suortiy before uoon a procession of
carriages conveyed the members of
the committee, headed by Chairman
Estee of California, Ex Governor
Foster, of Ohio, and Hon. S. M. Al
len, of Maiue, to General Harrison's
residence,* over a mile distant from
CHAIRMAN ESTEE'S PLEASANT TASK.
At the residence of General Harri
son a large number of people had
gathered under the trees, along the
street, and in his yard, while the par
lors of bis house were already filled
with ladies, newspaper representa
tives and a few intimate friends. In
honor of the day the house was pro
fusely, but appropriately, decorated,
and tho display of tho national colore
on the houses of Gene \ Harrison's
neighbors was lavish enough to indi
cate that there was more than ordi
nary occasion for it. The members
of the committee were escorted into
the rear parlor of the residence, while
the ladies occupied the front parlor.
General Estee stepped torward aud
began the reading of his address as
"General Harrison, we are com
missioned by the National Republi
can Convention to officially notify
you ot your nomination as the Re
publican candidate for President of
the United States. Iu doing this, we
may be permitted to remind you that
your selection met the hearty ap
proval of the whole Convention; it
left uo embittered teeliug of luke
warm supporters and its action voiced
the average and the b9St judgment of
the Convention. It is true distin
guished gentlemen, well known to the
people, who were experieuced in pub
lie affairs, illustrious iu character and
worthy oi the people's couiideuce and
support were before the Convention
as candidates, and yet you were cho
Nor wa3 your nomination due to
accident, or the result of hasty or in
considerate deliberation. It indica
ted rather that you possessed iu a
more eminent degree those peculiar
qualities whieh commended you to
the popular favor. Iu the hour of
our country's peril you cheerfully
accepted au humble position ia the
army, went where your couutry most
needed you, and by long and faith
ful service rose to higher command
aud assumed graver responsibilities.
Elected to tho Uuitcd States Senate
your enlightened and conservative
statesmanship commended the respect
and iuspired the confidence of the
people. Added to tbia.
the purity of your past life and your
exaited private virtues is an earnest
ihat as a candidate for President the
honor of the Republican party and
tho glory of our country will be
safe in your keeping. The plat
form adopted by the Republican
National Convention marks out
with clearness and precision the
creed of the party. The American
system of Protection to American la
bor aud American products in Amer
ican markets, the sacredness aud the
purity of the ballot, the protection of
American citizens, native and adopt
ed, at home and abroad, on land and
sea, the prohibition of Chinese imi
gration, the building up ot our navy,
tho erection of coast defenses, and the
special care of the old soldiers aud
sailors of the Republic, are questions
which occupy conspicuous places in
our platform. These aud other sub
jects referred to in the platform will
doubtless receive your careful consid
eration. In conclusion we beg to ex
press our personal satisfaction at your
nomination, and we indulge the be
lief that your election is already as
GENERAL HARRISON'S REI'LY.
At the conclusion of Judge Estce's
address there was uo applause, all
present seeming to partake of the grav
ity of the occasion as reflected in the
calm features and dignified manner of
General Harrison, who did not
ovinco the slightest symptoms of
exuiiatiou or gratification, which
was clearly depicted in the
bright countenances of the la
dies. After a moment's silence,
General Harrison, drawing his
tiauuscript from his bosom, read
his repiy in a rich, full voice, and
with a degree of seriousness and
earnestness that visibly impressed
every one who heard him. He said:
"Mr. Chairman aud gentlemen of
the committee: The official notice
which you have brought of the nom
inatiou conferred upon nie by the
Republican National Convention re
cently in session at Chicago, exeftes
emotions of a profound, though of a
somewhat conflicting character.
That, atper full deliberation and free
consultation, the representatives of
the Republican party of the United
Slates should have concluded that the
great principles enuueiated in the
platform adopted by the Convention
could be in some measure safely con
fided to my care, is an honor of
which I am deeply sensible aud for
which lam very grateful. I do not
assume or believe that this choice
implies that the Convention found in
me pre-eminent fitness or exception
al fidelity to the principles of gov
ernment to whieh we are mutually
pledged. My satisfaction with the re
sult would be altogether spoiled if
that result had becu reached by any
unworthy methods or by a disparage
ment of the more eminent men
who divided with me the suffrages of
the Convention. I accept the nomin
ation with so deep a sense of the dig
nity of the office, and the gravity of
its duty and responsibility, as alto
gether to exclude any feeling of exul
tation or pride.
"The principles of government aud
the practice in administration, upon
whieh issues are now fortunately
clearly made, are so important in
their relations to the national aud to
individual prosperity that we may
expect au unusual po.iular iuterest iu
the campaign. Relying wholly upon
tho considerate judgment of our fel
low citizens and the gracious favor of
God wo will confidently submit our
cause to the arbitrament of a free bal
"The day you bare choseu for tbia
visit suggests no thoughts that are
not in harmony with the occasion
The Republican party has walked in
the light of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. It has lifted the hhaft, of
patriotism upon the foundation laid
at Hunker Hill. It has made the
union more secure by making all men
free Washington and Liacol. Y'nrk
! town and Appomattox, tin l I> tin::-
i tion of Independence and she Pr«'-i i
ntation of Emancipation are naturally
' and worthily associated in our
' thoughts today.
"As soon as may bo possible I
i shall by litter communicate to your
! chairman n more formal acceptance
I of the nomination, but it may be (>n
' per for mo now to say that 1 have
already examiued the platform with
| some care and ibat its declarations,
j to some of which you have alluded,
i are in harmony with my views. It
gives me pleasure, gentlemen, to re
ceive you ia my home and to thank
you for the cordial manner in which
j 30U have conveyed your official mes
MB. B, W. COVER, the Lawrence
county delegate in the late district
Convention at New Castle and whose
vote made the nomination for Con
gress in this district, has made an
affidavit denying that any money
wa3 paid him or any promises
made him for his vote. Now is the
time to go for him,by those who have
evidence to the contrary of his affida
vit, otherwise bis affidavit must be
j regarded as true.
i Independent of His Ancestors.
Genera! Ben Harrison says that ha
I not only has never investigated his
; ancestry, but that indeed he never
j felt much interest iu it. "I received
; nothing from my ancestors/' he said
|to a caller the other day, "except an
education. That was sufficient. .Yiy
j father «l;ed poor. I married youag
j and my wile and I took as our dwjll
j ing a little house of only three rooms,
i I remember we had six knives and
i six two-pronged forks, six plates and
| a similarly slim equipment all around.
IMy wife did her own work, and we
; have both said since we were never
happier iu our lives My first foe a?
a lawyer, a five-dollar gold piooe, I
received at the door of that dwell
SENATOR QUAY of this State has
been chosen Chairmau of the Repub
lican National Committee, aud will
therefore have the conducting of the
coming National campaign.
OIL opened at this place this
(Thursday) morning at 814, aud
at noon was 81g. The market shows
signs of further improving.
Toads at Beaver Falls.
BEAVER FALLS, July 9. The
rainy weather has caused millions of
little toads to put in an appearance at
the east side of the town near the
Beaver riyer. They are about the
size of grain of coffie, and as lively
as crickets. This morning they cov
ered the track of the Pittsburg & Lake
Er'e railroad several iuches thick,
aud a passenger traiu slid away past
the station before it could be brought
to a standstill, owing to the rails be
ing made slippery by the crushed
bodies of the iittle reptiles. The
track had to 1)3 cleaned aud sanded
before the train could start again.
—The Forestry Commission ap
poiuteil by the Governor, under reso
lution of Assembly, has sent the Co
Commissioners a blank containing
questions regarding the timber lauds,
rain fall, etc ,in this county. To
answer these questions correctly
would ipvolve considerable labor and
expense for which the Legislature
made no provision, and the Co. Com
missioners don't kuow what to do
A Mean Act.
The old Reformed Church at
Aaronsburg, this county, was torn
down recently to get the timbers for
tho new church to be erected at Mill
heim. The church was built in 1544
and was one of the largest edifices ot
the kind erected in the county at that
time, being 40 by (50 feet. When the
superstructure was raznd to th 3 foun
dation walls the members with great
anxiety searched for the corner stone
to see. what it coutaiued iu money,
books and records. What should be
their surprise but to rind the stone
empty, it having at somo time been
robbed of all its contents, eX;ept part
of a Bible, part of a Heidelburg cate
chism, part of a hymu book and part
of an article of agreement At tho
time of finding out this theft there
was no one present who Lad helped
to build the church, but when the
dastardly deed became known it was
remembered by some of the older
members of the church who helped to
build it that when the corner stone
was laid, 41 years ago, a full set of
church records. Bibles, hymn b>ok-s,
catechisms and some dollars in silver
were placed iu the stone. The money,
church records, and partsof the diii'-r
--ent books were stolen It is not
known of course when the ghoulish
deed was done. It may have taken
place soon after the atone was laid,
and baforo tho church w u I, >r
Not a single stick of timber in th?
church was injured by decay, it all
being of the early and healthy white
pine so abundant throughout I'enns
Vallev in th ;se days.—B dlefonte
—The St. Louis editor who stole
another man's wife and $40,000 his
been arrested at Topeka It is diffi
cult to imagine what manner of a
man this is. lie not only professed
indignation at his capture and certain
alleged false stories circulated about
him, but he said he was going to
send his paper a true account of the
whole affair. The cheek of man
could go no further.
A Philadelphian who lo3t his
mind i:i New Vork thinks him-elf a
king, and insists that his ancestors
ruled the island of New York for ten
centuries, New Vork could stand
almost anything but a Philadelphian's
claim to be their ruler—so they put
him in an insane asylum.
We are sending bills to those who
are in arrears in their accounts with
the CITIZEN, and do so because we
wish to improve the paper and need
the money Those therefore paying
up now will not only be paying a
debt, but paying to improve the paper
they have been reading for years with
out paying for.
We hope these bills sent will re
ceive the attention they should. We
are sending only to those who are
several years baek iu their subscrip
tion accounts, and which accounts
they have suffered to run beyond a
reasonable time. Payment of them
now becomes necessary, to enable us
to improve the paper aud pay our
An Earnest Enquiry.
Eos. CITIZEN :—A recent issue of
your paner contained a communica
tion entitled ' Lutherans ;tud Prohi
bition" by a German Ido not doubt
a word that i says in justi!: v.tion 0?
his church, Lor would i in the least
antagonize him, yet the fact remains
that the bq u»r traffic ami th conse
quent rniu and woe are kept in But
ler bv Lutherans aud Catholics com
bining and going on the petitions ai d
bonds of the whiskey sellers. Not
even our alien judge could foist this
curse upon our community with
out their aid. This, coupled
with the fact that Lutheran
preachers have even insulted ladies
who approached them on the temper
auce question, has long since stigma
tized local Lutherans as the "Whis
key Church " These are facts that
cannot he controverted, but they are
foreign to my purpose. As I said
before, I do not want to antagonize
our German brother or place any
thing in his way. German Prohibi
tionists are valuable curiosities in
' this neck o' \\i ods."
The latest theses of the Lutheran
Church on Prohibition are very
properly produced as the position of
the Church on the question. Iu these
it is claimed that they cannot partici
pate in the present Umptraaee move
"Bicause it does not distinguish between
the abuse and use of the creature."
This raises a difficult question
which has presented itself to every
honest temperance advocate. As
Prohibitionists we have solved the
question, and now the Lutherau
Church finds fault with our solution.
It therefore seems to me to be their
duty to explain the matter fully and
show us where we err. Where
does the proper u*e of intoxicat
ing beverages end and the abase bo
gin? is the question I most earnestly
ask them. As I understand it the
German Lutherans as a distinctive
body have made this declaration and
I therefore most respectfully submit
this question to the German Lutheran
minister of Butler. ENQIIBER
Be it kuowu:—
—That Harrison will be the next
—That Walker Dodds a id Loader
Wilson are workiug for the Cuartiers
—That A. G. Grine, Joseph Gar
land and wife, of Pittsburg, spent the
Fourth iu the wilds of Prospect.
—That P. A. Sechler and C. M
Shauor took in the excursion to
Priucetou on the 4 th.
—That the commencement exer
cises excelled thoso of previous years,
and the concert wis good, and that
home musical talent is worthy of as
much praise as any that is imported
—That J. G. Cable has gone to
Beaver county, to sell Talmige's now
work, "Social Dynamite " Success,
•John, fur it is one of the grandest
—That it is good for the sore eyes
to ace J. O. Dodd's mammoth onion
—That Prof. J. F. Shanor, who
was teaching school ia West Newton,
is home to restore his impaired health.
—That Prof. Magee, who, on ac
count of ill health, resigned the prin
cipalship of the Academy, is improv
—That J. W. Shaffer met a painful
accident at the creamery, by getting
his toe:s smashed. John, be more
careful of your phalanges next time.
—That Mrs. W. II Alexander will
soon start to California, where her
hunband is eugaged ia the mercantile
—That we hope that Rev. Durst
who iias been suffering for some time
from inflammation of the shin boue.
may soon get relief and be restored
—That the new parsonage has
been b°gun, aud will bo speedily
pushed to completion.
—That Field Cratty, of Muddy
Creek Twp , has bought property in
town and will soon build a new
Puosi'FCT, PA., July 9, 'BB.
Communion Services at West
O.i Sabbath, Juno 17t-h, the sacra
ment of the L'.-rds Supper was obser
ved by the West Liberty U. P. con
S' i'vices connected with this sol
emn, though joyful, occasion were
begun 011 Wednesday eveniu.; aud
closed on Monday morning. Rev.
M. R Patterson preached a m >st en
encouraging aud acceptable sermon
on Saturday afternoon, and with this
exception all the services were en
ducted by the pastor, Rev. W. P-
Shaw. The hearts of pastor ut>d coa*
gregatiou were cheered by :m access
ion of ten to tho membership, making
a total of thirteen new members since
last com in uu ion, ail of the nutn'oer
were received on profession of faith
except two. Five were baptized and
iive are heads of families, of which
three new ones were brought in
We have reason to rejoice and take
courage for truly tho Lord hath done
great things for us. A MEMKER.
IVC A. J&U
Marriaqe Notices Published h>'ce.
lIIOKKY -Wf J K—July .1, isss, by W. S.
I)ixou, J. P., Mr. Jo«|ih Hixkey of Mid
dlesex tp. and Miss I'iuebe Wise of Penn
tp., tiiH county.
MKILSmUKU—THOMPSON— July 4, 1888,
by llfv. S. Williams, at the house of Mr.
Thomas M. Tehay a brother-in-law of the
bride,—Mr, George M. Mershimer and
Miss Id 1 IS. Thompson, both of Hutler
Wl I.Si >N —XLFADDF.N—At tho residence
of the bride's parents, Oontre tp. July 'J,
ISSS, by Itev. A. J. Hutchison, Mi- John
Wilson and Miss Araininta Mcl'adden ,
Loth of Butler county. Pa.
Announcements of denths published free, but
till rnmmunieuted obituaries will be charged
for nt the ruin of one-half cunt for cuch
word, Money to accompany the order.
SEFI'ON —ln Clinton tp , this county, June
11, IKNS, Mr. Jehu Sefiou, in tiie S.'lrd
year of hi< age.
Does not m«?1I of It requires careful,
persistent attention am! a r»*m«*<ly tint will assist
nature to throw off tho causes and tone up the
digestive organs till they perform their duties
willingly. Among tho agonies experienced by the
dyspeptic, are distress before f»r after eating, loss
of appetite, irregularities of the bowefts, wind or
gas and pain In tho stomach, heart burn, sour
stomach,etc..causing mental depression, nervous
irritability and sleeplessness. If yon are dis
couraged be of good cliecr and try Hood's Bar
saparilta. It has cured hundreds; it will - »:rc you.
Sold by al! driiepteN. ?1 ; sis for *r>. Made
j only by 1. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
GREAT JULY SALE
DRY GOODS, CARPETS,
AND ALL KINDS QF FANCY GOODS.
35 cent Sateens, nt - - - 20 cents
20 cent Sateens, at 12£ ct?
50 cent Bnrred and Plain White (roods, - 25 rents
40 cent Rat red and Plain White Goods. - 20 cents
2") cent White Lawns, Vic., - - 15 cents
15 cent White Lawns, Vic., - - - 10 cents
35 cent Yard Wide Cashmere, 20 cents
GOOD BRUSSELS REMNANTS.
Some large enough for large rooms—some lor small rooms, 45 c
All Wool Extra Super Carpets, - ornltt,
Everything in the hou-e at way down prices during this July
sale. Kemembcr these prices are only good up to August Ist.
We have still a large lot of Millinery goods and Trimmings.
Come in and buy them at your own prices, as we are going to
quit that part of the business, and they must be sold regard
less of cost.
HITTER & RALSTON.
64 I. ROSENBERG, 64
Clothier and Gents' Furnisher
HAS SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE PUBLIC!
My Summer Stales io Piece G wis are now ia and on mv counters, and
all 1 ask is that yon come in aad see them. I will show you & line in Eng
lish, French, Scotch ami American fabric, equal tu auy ia Western Pennsyl
vania. My prices wilt be from Ten to Fifteen per cent.
Lower Than Am Other!
I guarantee a good fit or do not ask you to take them. My stock embraces
all grades from the plainest to the nobbiest, and I assure von that my styles,
lit and prices wiil suit you. My cutters and workman have no superior* in
this end of the State. Ido noi desire to mislead by stating low prices, but
ask you to come, inspect my stock, and convince yourself.
BEADY MAI)E GOODS.
I can show you a line of Cork Screws, Diagonals, Cnssimert s, Chevoits, etc.,
at prices that will surprise you, all made U[> in order for Mt-n's,
Boys'and Children's Suits, in all the latest styles and at prices that d<-fy
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
I can show you all the Novelties of the Season. Shirt*, Collar*, Cuffs and
Ties in endless variety. Hats, Cups and Trunks at prices 1 >wcr than the
lowest. Our Progress, Excelsior and Working Shirts cannot be beaten. I
do not quote prices, but guarantee you that I will sell the same goo J* as
cheap, or cheaper, than the parties who hang them out at odd figures and
prices. Come in and gee.
0)4 South Main street, opposite the Poetoflice, Putlcr, Pa
• b ™ISQ Meals for SI.OO *** &
FOR INFANTS and INVALIDS
THE PHYSICIAN S FAVORITE.
I many Important Advantages
over all other i»n.parL\l Food*.
BABIES CRY FOR IT.
INVALIDS RELISH IT.
Perfectly Nourishes a Baby with
or without the addition of milk.
Three Sizes. 75c. 60c. SI.OO.
A valuable I'Stnpbiet on "The Nutrition
" When my child was. born,
tho doctor ordered one of the
other Foods. She lit'' that un
til she nearly dii d. I bad three
doctors, who said the trouble
was Indigestion, and ordered
the food changed to Lactatcd
Food. It saved my child's life,
and I owe you many thanks
for It I regard your Food as
Invaluable, and superior to all
Other artificial food for hab:u3.
MRS. A. J. BEJCFIELD,
16 Indiana Place.
■ of Infants mm! invalids," free. •
WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO., BURLINGTON, VT.
(lie following are the selling prices of met- j
chants ot ILih place :
Apples, per bushel,
isutter, per pound, 15 to 18 eta.
Beans, pet' qt. 8 to l'luts.
Cabbage, new, 5 c mis i er pouml.
(handles, mold, 14 to 15. cts. ,
Carbon oil, 10 to 15 cts.
Cheese, lU* j, ets per lb.
Crackers, " 010 ets. per !b.
Chickens, per pair, -to to 3i). cts.
Coffee, Kio, 22 cts.
Coffee, Java, 30 etc.
Coii' Roasted. 20 to 2'! cts.
Coffee, ground, 20 to 2<i cts.
Fish, mackerel, ."> (o 15 ets.
Floor, per barrel, $4.50 to ?i>.
Flour, per sa-.k, -51.25 to $1.65..
Feed, chop, per 100 pouuds, $1 25.
Feed, bran, per M.) lbs. $1.15.
Grain, wheat per bushel. .S2.
Grain, oats per bushel 10 to 45cts
Grain, corn per bushel i's cts.
Clove) s«*ed Large, .<5.25 per bushel.
Clover seed .Small, $5.00 per bushel.
Timothy seed, $3 25 per bushel.
Lard, 10 cts.
Hams, 11 ets.
Honey ,20 cts.
Hay, $lO .
Shoulders, 10 cts,
ISacoti, 11 cts.
Dried beef, IS to 25.
Corn meal, per pound. 2 to 2' cts.
Potatoes. uew,31.25 cts bush.
Rice. S to 10 cts.
Sugar, hard, 8 cts.
Sugar coffee, s cts.
Sugsr, raw, t>l cts.
Soap, 5 to 10 cts.
Salt, per barrel, 51.25,
Tea, Hyson, Gunpowder, etc., 50 cts. to 90
Tea, Japan, etc., 50 to 00 cts. #
Tea, Breakfast, 40 to SO cts.
Tallow, to 5 cts.
Onion, New, o cts, a bunch.
Radishes, New, 5 cts. a bunch.
Lettuce, 5 cents a hea l.
For Kensingt )), Arrasene
AND OUTLINE WORK DOtfK
Also lessons iu b.uu : given by ANN IK .1
LOW MAN, North tli'uut, liutler, l'a.
YOU CAN FIND.3SS.
lil 'fu I'll i :•••»: m 1 •'• ■ • •i * ••»I •• i •
■ d "I BROS.
v.U'» will conlr;. I for vert i*i tig ;.l I ».v i
~ J. S AfE KKtSTIRT '
. Z Advertisiint has always piuvt* I
tf k ; r.t. cessfui. J h lore |.;..cin<t*ny
Newspi.; or Advert! nir < oussiii j
> LORD & THOMAS,
i'.ivvm it.imi 'i.KVis,
>* in (a <ll (jlrrrl, CHICAGO.
"We arc using in our irnr.
scry (containing forty infants)
your Lactated Food, and tkad
It far superior to all other food
which ha* been used daring
the lost ten yean that 1 have
been visiting physician- Tho
Sisters of Chanty, who have
iharge of the institution, say
it has no equaL*
W. F- DE COU*CT, 11 D..
St. Joseph's Foundling Asylum.
Cincinnati, Ohio. .
Right at Last.
I rhc place in Butler for l.tumlry Work. (I.ac®
< ll. f IM S a S|.» ial'yl doilies cl" allCil.
1 dyed and pressed; CarjieU cleaned.
T.adlc-' and Cents' Ilafs hl.-actied,cleaned, re
liloClt and -'jlorei. IVarherselean
l ed and colored. Tips curled.
IANOREWS & SHUTTLEWORTH
THE DIAMOND. Butler, Pa.
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