Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, March 06, 1891, Image 2

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The Auditor's Report.
The County Commissioners did not pub
lish the Caanty Auditors' Report, this
year, at the instance of Jndge Hasen, who
told them Uut there is no law authorising
them to do ao,bnt as the lew requires them
to pnbliah "a fall end accurate statement
of all reocipU and expenditures of the pre
ceeding yea*" for four weeks, and specifies
that "such statement shall enumerate the
respective rami paid by each ward and
township within the county, and also des
ignate all »um» expended for the support
of prisons, the pay of each commissioner
and of their clerk, the repairs of old or
the erection of new bridges, and the sums
paid to indirfdaals for lands over which
roads may have been laid out, together
with sooh other items as may have a ten
dency to ocovey general information of the
transactions of the proceeding year," and
as the old board of Commissioners had not
kept book* from which they oould make
such a report, the new board took the
Auditors' Report and made the condensed
statement which appears in our oolumns
Whether or BO to condensed A statement
is satisfactory to the tax payers is for them
to say. Attention has been directed to the
item in the expenditures called "County
Account," which is several times larger
than the item of name name in the Audi
tors' Report for the proceeding year, and
we are informed that the items that go to
make up the aggregate of that account
were from the bunch of cancelled
warrants that the County Treasurer had so
labeled. "We have looked over the items
at* they appear in the Auditors' Report and
find that about one-half of the aggregate is
composed of the Sheriff's bills for boarding
prisoners and bills for transcribing.
The aggregate of all the warrants issued
by the County Commissioners for 1880 wa»
$42,108 87, while for 1889 it was 548.67rt.81,
a difference of six and a half thousand, and
during the year 1890, $6,259.04 was paid to
the State, while during 1869 but $3,778.20
remitted to the State Treasury.
After considering the matter we arc of
opinion that a ftaller report than the one
published this yew should be given, and
that the boat report that can be given to
the people of the county, is the Auditors'
Report with the unnecessary details, such
as the items of tho Commonwealth account,
The Auditors are sworn to audit, settle |
and adjust the aoconnts of the Commission- j
ers, Treasurer and Sheriff; the business of
each'and eyerj office in the Court House is
connected with that of the others; the du
ties of the Auditors are specific and are
separate and apart from that of 'all the
other officers, and it is their report that the
people should see.
The law provides that their report be
filed with the Prothonotary, and that has
been done, and how many of the taxpayers
of the ooonty are going there to see it. It
is also made a judgment against a delin
quentoffloer and to pigeon hole it without
publication, or to publish a report made
out by any other- of the county officers
seems to us to be an absurdity, and we do
not believe suoh to be either the spirit or
the letter of the law.
WHY does not some member of the
House or Senato at Harrisburg prepare and
offer a resolution looking to an amendment
of the Constitution of the United State as
to the eleotion of United States Senators?
All they have to do is to look at Article 5
of the Constitntion oi the United States
and make the application there provided
for to Congress. Let Pennsylvania lead off
in this important reform, and two-thirds
of the other Btates will soon follow her.
"Everybody says United States Senators
should be elected by the people of the
States. But no State Legislature moves
in the matter, as is necessary. Start the
ball rolling, and let Pennsylvania have
the honor of starting it at this session of
the Legislature.
Washington Motes.
On Friday the Shipping bill which
provided for subsidies to steamship lines
was defeated in the House by a close vote i
147 to 145.
On Tuesday it was estimated that the
money appropriated by the present Con
gress exceeded the prospective revenues.
The President nominated W. R. Leeds
of Philadelphia for Marshal of the Extern
Pa. district.
8. C. McCandless, who has been Clerk of
the U. 8. district court for Western Penn
sylvania, for many years, resigned his
office a few days ago, and Congressman
PalzoH secured the place for his friend
Frank P. Chaso. It is said to be worth
four-thousand a year, and is practically for
life or good behavior.
The Central Pacific R. R. got a scoring
in Congress one day last week, while the
amendment to the Deficiency bill, striking
out certain items authorizing payment to
it for services was under consideration.
Mr. Dalzell made a speech in which be
claimed that the R. R. Co. was hopelessly
and fraudulently insolvent, and that it now
owes the National Government some
seventy millions. The amendment was
agreed to and the Co. will not get the
three millions, it olaimed. The people of
Pennsylvaina are becoming very proud of
John Dalzell; he has brains and he see ma
to be honest.
Congress adjourned Wednesday noon.
The last few hours were spent in hearing
the reports of chairmen of the committees,
and in the efforts of members to have the
rule* suspended and private bills passed.
As the hoar of noon approached Speaker
Reed made his terewell speech, and ht>
received a vote of thanks by a strict party
vote. When the gavel foil and the House
was declared adjourned sine die, the Re
publican members sang "Marching
Through Georgia," followed by the long
metre doxology.
The Senate adjourned quietly, Vio«
President Morton made his farewell speech
and declared the Senate adjourned.
THE town of Defiance, O. has a strange
affair on bands. The janitor and assistant
janitor of the School-building accused
Supcrtendant Butler of being too intimate
with three of the lady teachers, and the
testimony was so strong against him that
be narrowly escaped violence. But a close
investigation proved the falsity of the
charges, and the indignant citizens warned
the janitor to leave the town. lie did not
do so, a mob visited bia house at night, and
next morning his body was found on the
railroad track, witn bia throat cut from
ear to ear.
trii)cuUi«ui«svi iuui«, auu tuaue nig
teen hundred people bomolees.
Two Hangings in Pennsylvania.
Two men were hung in 'Western Penn
sylvania, last Thursday.
At Washington, Pa. West, the colored
man who murdered the Crouch family last
May made a terrible scene. He attempted
suicide a short lime before the hour for
execution arrived by opening a vein in his
neck with a sharpened nail, and that being
discovered and frustrated, he fought the
Sheriffs party when they entered his cell,
and had to be chloroformed, strapped to a
plank and carried to the gallows. Then
the rope broke. West fell to the ground
and had to be carried up again. Alto
gether it was one of the most horrible
affairs that has ever happened in this state.
At Ebensburg.Pa. Harry Marsh, a young
English miner, who killed his sweetheart.
Clara Jones, last July, was hanged. lie
slept soundly the night before, ate his last
meal with a relish, and appeared willing to
die. His neck was broken by the fall. Hi*
crime was a remarkable one. He was en
gaged to be married to the young woman,
and spent the evening before the murder in
her company at the home of her sister.near
G&lliUin, Cambria county, and arranged
to go with her Sunday morning to the
home of her mother, in a village a few
miles distant. On the way, at a loneh
spot, Marsh knocked the girl down and
then cut her throat with a razor. H<*
stood beside his victim until a man named
John Xagle came along. Marsh calmly
told Nagle what he had done and asked
him to take him to a constable. At the
trial it was shown that Marsh was jealous
of the girl and had evidently premeditated
the killing. Not a single extenuating
circumstance was shown. He made no de
fence, save an endeavor to prove that the
crime was the result or a sudden quarrel,
and was, therefore, not of the first grade.
SIHCB noon of Wednesday John B.
Robinson of Chester this state, has been
both a state senator and Congressman; and
Gov. Hill ol New York is both Governor
and U. S. Senator.
Mr. Perry Doughorty is very ill with the
Mrs. J as. Flick is confined to her bed
with a severe attack of rehumatism.
Messrs Geo. Morrow and Jas. Martin are
nearly over the measles.
Mrs. Thos. Morrow is quite sick with
something which resembles the grip.
Mr. Wm. Dougherty is still growing
weaker, but it is hoped that with the open
ing of the spring he may recover.
Mr. All. Turner is quite a gool bit better
this week.
Mrs. Jacob Fennell Sr. was taken very
sick on last Satnrdav morning just after
her breakfast The friends were called in,
and a dispatch seat for the doctor. It
proved however to be nothing serious, and
at this writing she is able to go about.
The weTl oil the Daniel McMillin farm
reached the sand last week and came in
dry. It is reported that the company * ill
drill another well before they abaauon the
Quite a number of our young iolks attend
the Literary Society at Kattigan.
On last Saturday night while Messrs
Wm. and Hugh Burke were coming home
from the Literary, their horse became un
manageable and threw them oat. 'I |"\ v
Cowcver were not hurt bat bad quite a long
search for their horse, and the buggy was
oadly damaged.
There is a rumor abroad that the recently
surveyed R. R. is to bo built at once. II
the K.R. and oil both come, Fenelton will
Rev. McKoe is engaged in revival work
at Craigsville.
Messrs Samuel Milligan, John, and Thos
Dipncr have been for some lime engaged
is building a barn in W estmorcland Co
They are expected home in the near luturc.
Messrs. John and Wm. Sipc are busily
engaged trapping.
The Directors and Citizens of our twp,
are very backward in visitiug the schools.
They should visit the schools more fre
quently than they do.
The farmers of onr twp, did not make a
very good showing at the Farmer's Insti
tute, lately held at Renfrew. We are not
aware of their being one delegate from
A Birthday Party.
Some time ago two or three near friends
and well-wishers of John M.' Brown aud
wife, of Clay Twp., took it in their heads
to surprise them on John's birthday, and
as John is quite a jolly, good-hearted fel
low, great fun was anticipated if it could
only be kept from his knowledge. After
due consideration and the possibility of a
rainy day, it was thought best to only in
form their near relatives. But on the
morning of Feb. 23, the sun shone bright
and all nature seemed gay, as did the
faces of those who might bo seen wending
their way towards the handsome country
residence of John M. aud his wile. John,
like all good farmers, was out in the woods
cutting timber, and his good wife was busy
with her morning work, churning, when a
crowd of twenty-tive burst in upon them,
and, oh. the j dly meeting, the hand-shak
ing, the greeting, was one never to be for
gotten. John and Margaret were glad to
see their friends come and made merry for
them all. The friends continued to come
until about seventy arrived, and then we
began to think about dinner. Two large
tables wore set in the dining-room and
tilled with such stuff as delights the eye
and much more the appetite. And as to
the committee, the two gentlemen that
arranged the tables did their duty nobly
as did also the two that took charge of the
heavy-ladened baskots. Those that were
to take charge of the horses of tho invited
guests were a little backward at lirst. but
1 think afterwards made up for lost time.
As for the ladies they did their work
splendidly, and everything went «n like
the workings of a clock. When dinner
was announced John was seated at one
end of the tablo and bis wife nt the other
end, aud the spaces at the sides were tilled
with their brothers and sister - , who, 1 am
sorry to say, were not all Lhere. Some
were detained on anoouut of sickness anil
bad roads, others bad trifling excuses, but
everything went merry as the marriage
bell. After dinner tho brothers and sisters
of John and his wife presented each ol
them with a handsome rocking chair; and
many other presents both useful and orna
mental were given by his nieces, the
Misses Setloff, Ada, Lizzie, Etta, Mary anil
Charles Brown, Mrs. J. E. Bortinas, Misses
Maggie A. and Tillie C. Brown. John Rei
hart, Amos Young and Jacob B. Hutch
ison, and as John is amply able to supply
nimsolf with everything to make home
comfortable, this goes to show the love
and esteem their lriends have for them.
When this was done the young men enjoy
ed ball playing and other sport, the older
ones discussed the road law, the ladies
took their general chat and the more pru
dent returned home early, and some guests
continued to eat (especially pickle) until
we thought going home was an absolute
necessity, and altogether it a day ol
joy never to be forgotten, and hope it may
come again. OSK WHO KNOWS.
Mt. Chestnut Items.
Daniel Double is erecting a house ou his
lather's farm.
B. F. Shannon has purchased some
property at Callery where he intends to
engage iu the store business.
Isaiah Brown has sold the Shannon prop
ertytoWin. McCaudless of Butler, who
intends to move out in a few weeks.
The Balpb, Dickenson aud Co's well on
the Bell is farm is supposed to be as good
as the rest of the wefts in the vicinity.
Tho Telephone Co. will probably pur
chase the Barnhart aud Shustrr wells next
spring when they begin to set the poles
for the line.
The saw mill on the Craumcr larm will
be in operation again as soon as the roads
get better.
Al. Y««uker intends to move into his new
house on the Albert property in a short
Chas. Balph the prominent and well
known contractor of Pittsburgh, spent 1 ist
Sabbath in town.
THE revolutionary war in Chili contin
ues. After one town was captured eighteen
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Harrisburg Notes.
The Burdick Oil bill was permanently
killed in the Senate Thursday by being
refused a place in the calendar.
The enemies of the Tax bill recommend
ed by the ltevenne commission, and
which makes corporate property taxable
for local purposes, are try ing to kill it by
proposing that the state gives four millions
to the public schools, instead of two
The memUtrs from Allegheny are en
deavoring to secure another Judge for that
county, and allege that the legal business
of the county is at present clogged, and
present Judges over worked.
On Tuesday several bills were introduc
ed. and there was considerable talk as to
what would bo done with the $1,000,000
to be received from the National Treasu
rv: and a school book publisher testified
before the book committee that they sold
their books at from 16 to 20 per cent below
their li.-t prices.
Mr. Burdick made an effort to have his
pipe line bill placed on the calendar of the
House, last Monday night, but the motion
was defeated by a vote of 97 to 84. Our
members, Messrs Thompson and Williams
spoke for and voted lor the motion.
Farmers' Meeting at Renfrew.
This gatheing of farmers and laborers
was an index to the public puise to a lim
ited extent. Farmers are not a class that
protest so long as grievances can possibly
be borne. They had their essays and
talks oj ensilage, under draining, speed at
the Fair v i economy on the farm; and
amr. eil i.. •:i Ives for a couple of hours
by good t„ "1 the pleasing perform
ances of their o . . .ttlo ones in compet
ing for a literary prize. We noticed that
every countenance bore a more serious
aspect, a more thoughtful, wistful and ue
termmed cast than it did a few years ago.
Wonder, surprise, suspicion, lear, love,
doubt, anger and thoughts of the future
lent to every countenance mora anxiety
than I ever saw -efore. The farmers aud
poor men of all classes feel that a great and
unjust burden rests upon them aud they
fear the combination is so strong that it
cannot be remedied through the ballot
box. The corrupting influence of capk nl
and the fact that it now holds the fort,casts
a shadow of despair on the facj of the hon
est man.
But the teeth that are hid by lips that
can no longer smile r.t crime are set, aud
the bea'ts that suffer beat iu unison, ana
the cause ot humanity can and will rally
l'or the final conflict when the t.me comes.
Miss Bulah Tiaiblin received the prize
for recitation, with a fi-w dissenting voices
in favor of her brother. This was a well
earned prize, the contest v< as clo.-e aud the
performances seldom it' ever excelled on
any stage. The interest taken and amuse
ment furnished far exceeded the anticipa
tion of any one.
As the rain increased the crowd increas
ed. and the Opera House in the afternoon
and evening was crowded. The tax ques
licn appeared to be the natural centre of
the five hnndred minds present.
The unanimous opinion was that corpo
rations should pay their equal share of local
tax, r\ud if the people rule this will soon be
onr law.
The good . itizcu and the poor citizen
look forward through the evolving human
ity of this progressive government, to the
day when there will be a little home free
froui tuxatiou for every man; and the un
earned millions that fortune.fate and crime
have placed in the hands of the few, shall
pay the buiuen of taxation in this coun
All healthy, just and humane laws are
opposed by capital; and that capital seeks
to control legislation and the administra
tion of justice, as well as the ballot box
itself by n.any corrupt means:
Ist. Direct bribery.
2d. Controlling the press.
3d. Controlling the pUlpit.
4th. Free passes to Legislators.
f>th. Free passes to Judges of our Courts.
6th. Reduced fare to ministers.
7th., Whisky and beer.
Sih. Promises of position and power.
This is the belief of the people.
Prospect Notches.
t .Joseph White is sick with lung trouble,
and James Caler is also sick with typhoid
fever. Both are reported as improving
Miss Xannie Staples, of Callery, wa- the
guest of Mrs. Lepley last week.
Tho play entitled, "The Commercial
Drummer." given at the close of the term
of the Academy, was very good, and was
listened to by a large audience.
The by-word aoout town now is •'shoo!
chicky, shoo!" On whom is the greater
joke—on the boys that lirst. fooled the old
hen or on tho boj's tha ? got fooled out of
the soup?
The following are the Borough officers
for the coming year: W. T. Bensbaw,
burgess; W. R. Kiddle, T. H. Boehm, J.
A. McGowan. John Weigle, and Abs.
Shanor, council; J. C. Roxberry. const; J.
A. McGowan, high eons'; John Albert, aud
W. It. Riddle, overseers: of poor; J. David
Albert, collector; J. H. Shaffer, Samuel
Riddle, and W. R. Riddle, assessors; Eli
Kineaid; T. U. Boehm, aud S. H. McLure,
auditors: A. Bowers, L. M. Roth, X. S
Grossman, 0. X. Stonghton, F. I'. Critch
low.and C. M. Edmnndsi-a,school directors;
T. J. Critehlow, judge of election; S. T.
Graham and G. P. Weigle, inspectors. It
is openly asserted that t be above are ail
good men and will inak>i efficient officers.
Profs. Magceaud Wilson were instructors
at the institute, recently, held at Porters
yille. A good, profitable time is reported.
Frank Mann, Charley Kelly, and Frank
IJeyl made a great scheme a few days
since, but il didn't work. We won't tell
on the boys, if you want the particulars,
ask them.
Furl Kennedy a sevo i year old boy
recently broke ois arm above the elbow,
by falling off the fence. Earl is a plucky
little fellow and went on to school after
the accident. Wo hope ho may soon be
about again.
Detmer Albert and family intend to
move to Butler this spring. Sorry to see
you cave, Det.
Jamos Y. English aud Jacob Millison
were at the G. A. R. Encampment lately
held at Altoona. No doubt they hail a
pleasant time.
West Sunbury.
The "Republican convention" held in
the Academy ball on Friday eve, Feb l!".
was a decided success and became quite
exciting towards the latter part of th.- ses
sion. The candidates for President were
James G. Blaine, who was named by W
E. Caldwell and seconded by Everet
.sproul; John WauamakT named by N.
W. Campbell, seconded by Frank Thomp
son; Robert T. Lincoln, nominated by
Laurel Christlev. seconded by Ross Por
ter; Cbauncey M. l)epew nominated by
Charles Timblin, seconded by Will Stew
art. The characters of the men were ably
disoussed and much honor was _ g'ven to
our n<>b!<- statesmen. All who were pres
ent seemed to be much pleased with tho
convention and think l.rw that they are
much better prepared to vote for the next
presidential candidate. The students also
learned how our conventions are conduct
ed and all honor should be given to tnnui
for taking such an active part iu the wel
fare of r>ur nation. May they still contin
ue in the great interest they have tak<n
iu public affairs and also in the good wotk
winch t iey are doing iu 'net bool.
... ..U-oTui ta.l«u a C'eri at,
his residence in Washington lastbai-arday. I
Recollections of Butler; or Fifty Years
The middle lot of this square i<s lirnt rec
ollected by us as that of the late Robert
Scott, Esq. Upon it at present stand the
tine store buildings of Mr. Al RufT. Mr. 1). j
11. Wuller and Mr. F. P. Baldauf. Whore*
they stand fifty years ago stood small frame
or brick buildings. The late Mr. Philip
Bickel became owner of the one where Mr. !
Ruli' has his shoe store and had his shoe
making shop there, near fifty years ago.
He was followed by Bickel and Schenck in
same business. Mr. Adam Schenck was i
father to present Schenck enterprising cit
izens. Mr. Adam Schreiber followed
Bickel and Schenck in the same business.
So it will be seen that this particular place
has beeu occupied from the time of Mr.
Philip Bickel down to the present by men
engaged in the shoe trade or business, Mr. Al
Rutf being the present one with his tine
boot and shoe store, composing a part of
the Union Block, erected since the fire of
1878 that burned the old buildings there.
Where Mr. D. H. Wuller's fiue drug
store stands the late Mr. William Criswe 1
had his saddlery shop fifty years ago. Mr.
Criswell was a prominent citizen of our
town for many years. He was one of the
earliest and best saddlers in the place. In
his latter days he had connected with him
in business the late Mr. Curtis Smith, and
Mr. Smith probably carried on the saddle
ry business there himself for a time. Da
vid H. Mackey had his marble shop there
atone time. Wni. S. Ziegler, Esq. had
his.tin shop there at one time. Present
Drs. Graham and Zimmerman had a drug
store there for a time and we believe sold
out same to present Mr. Daniel H. W uller.
Ills building is part of Union Block erect
ed to replace those burned down by the fire
there in 1878.
Fifty years ago where now etands Mr.
Baldauf's shoo shop and store stood a
small building, which has had many occu
pants. "too numerous to mention" as they
say in vendue bills. It is longer ago than
that since our present Gen. George W.
Reed had we think his first saddlery shop
there. Present William S. Zeigler, Esq.
afterwards had his Justice of the Feaee
office there. This part of lot finally be
came the property of Mr. John Greer of
Prospect, from whom we believe Mr. Bal
dauf obtained it and upon which he has
erected the fine brick now standing there,
in upper rooms of which is the office ol the
Western I'uiou Telegraph Co.
Robert Scott, Esq. who owned above lot
of this square was iu his day one of But
ler's prominent citizens and an active and
influential man in its political affairs. We
have but a faint recollection of him. He
was the principal Justice of the i uce ol
the town for many years, and was at one
time a Commissioner of the county, aud
ult-o its Register and Recorder for a num
ber of years. He was the lather of ex-
Sheriff John Scott., whose widow is still
living here, aud the grandfather of our
present Robert Pressley Scott, Esq. of the
Butler Bar. Ho died in the latter part of
The late Hugh McKee, Esq. was the
owner, fifty years ago, of the lot on which
now stands the Savings Bank. theSchncid
eman clothing store and the former Nation
al Bank, now Berg Bank Building. W here
Savings Bank is formerly stood a small
brick, generally used for a butcher's shop.
Our present Mr. Christian Otto had his
meat shop there aud probably owned the
propertv for some time. When Nicholas
aud Lewis Miller first came here they had
their meat shop there. The late James
Glenn had his tailor shop there in former
vt ;irs. and the present Mr. Nelson McCaud
less had his tailor shop there for some
Where store of Mr. Herman Schneide
man now i was a frame which was part of
the rt :idence of the late Mr. McKee. Mr.
John A. Sedwiek, about ISGS, had a sad
llerv shop there. Present Mr. Joseph
Rockenst.-in followed him with his sad
dlery shop there. It finally became the
prcperty of present Hon. Charles McCand
less and Mr. • Charles Dufley, from whom
Mr. Scbneideiuan purchased same.
| The corner, where -iresent Berg Bank
stands, was also a part of the McKee
residence, or used rather by him as the
drying part of his tanning shops. After
Mr. JicKee's death. and about 1846, this
whole lot became the property of his s-m,
Doctor J. Cooper McKee, now <f
Liiitcd States Army. About I*7l the p'irt
where stands Berg Bank was purchased l»y
Col. John Ai. Thompson for banking pur
poses. paying #12,000, for samo, soon alter
which, lHTii. the construction of what was
known as the National Bank building was
commenced, and completed in sn.ue year.
It did business there to the lime of its
failure or being closed up by the Govern
The liite Mr. ilugh McKee was one of
the early and enterprising citizens of
Jjutli*. "Our recollection of him is
but he was always spoken of as a most
worthy man and excellent citizen. It is
said that the present prosperous U. I'.
Church of this place owes uiore to Mr. Mc-
Kee than to any other of its early members
for its origin and success. He was regard
ed by all as a good man. In person he
was tall, quiet in manner, cool of bead and
I collected in speech. lie was a tanue.r by
trade and his tannery was the most c-s
tensive one in town for many years His
shops and business extended down Jeilei
son street, from Main, and the tan hark
alter being used was thrown upon Jeffer
son. This tan bark deposit and placo wa
a favorite (.ne for exercise to the small
b»vs of the town, particularly iu the
exercise of jumping, and many were the
contests there in "running jumps,'" iu the
"hop, step and jump," and all the then
other kinds of jumps. The leaps that were
claimed to be made there lar exce< : the
one made by the celebrated Sam. Hnnh
when pursued by the Indians. The springy
nature of the tan bark and tho soft places
it afforded tor leuping aud lauding were
however better than' Brady hail. But
none who ever exercised on Mr. McKee's
waste tan bark yards will lorget the ex
citement and fun of the running, leaping
and jumning done there
In connection with his faunlng business
Mr. McKee al>o had that of a meat market
which was a great convenience to tho
people of the town at that day. H« acted
as a Justice of the Peace for some years and
tilled other plaoos of trust. Bis'family
although larfte became scattered aud no
child 11"his is now living ir. or about Butler.
Doctor J. Cooper MeKee, surgeon iu the
Uuiled State.- Army, is probably his only
chiid living. Be visits Butler occasionally
and was last here two or three summers
ago. Some grandchildren of Mr. McKee
however are still here, being tho children
ol his daughter, the lain Mrs. Alexander
Mc Bride. •
Cro.-ing Jefferson St. and continuing on
West sido of Main, is the square to which
we ve the almvo name. The late Mr.
Palton Reams owned the first lot, on cor
ner of which is now tho large dry goods,
carpet and lornislrng storeoi Bitter«t Ral
ston. and on the remaining parts the line
shoe store of Mr. B. C. Huselton and tho
dr»g store of Mr. Joseph L, Waller.
Tne lirst recollection we havo of this
cnner is a tin shop being on it. kept by
the lato William B. Leininon, fifty years
ago at least. The late George G. Koessing
fcTsq. shortly after coming here was in part
of this at one time with his cabinet maker
shop, which part was moved away an<l is
now the house, or part of it. in which lir.
Pillow lives at present, i'in dly the ground
was li'Xred of Mr. Koarus by the iate Mr.
Martin Kc.ber a.td tho late Mr. Eli Yettor,
who under a ton years lease erected tho
briik store house there, latoiy much im
proved and extended by Iho present Bitter
£ Kalston firm. Messrs i&eiuor and Yettor
kept a store there during their lease of iho
2ri>anil Mr. Button lCearns followed,
keeping a store Uioro until ho sold to Hit
ter KaUton, 1871. The CITIZEN was pub
lished in the nppor story of this Kearns
store bouse from IJHH t<> spring of 1872, the
three last years of which time by the writ
er of this, "when it was removed to its pres
ent place of publication on Diamond.
Where Mr. liusei ton's shoe store stands
was a small frame in which Mr. Kearns,
who was a taiior by trade, kept bis tailor
»bnp U>r uiauy > oara aud uutil the samo
v.»s M.ni o> L in to Mr. Uiwuitou, who
elected the urivfc now there.
v\ LU-U lue ilr. J. L. Wullw 4r»«
btaud was uiso u lrauao in which we litmh
the late Mr. George W. Croiier had his,
paint shop at one time.
On the middle lot ot this square now
stands the tine dry goods store of Mr
Lewis Stem Soli] and the re-idence of
Mr. George lieiber, (blacksmith.) Former
ly the late Samuel C Stewart. Esq. had
his cabinet making shop there Two
I merchants named Parker .1 Donelly. who
! came from Ind ana. Pa ■ had a store there
j about 50 years ago. We believe Messrs
I Parker «fc Donelly when they left here re
turned to Indiana. Mr. Stein and Mr.
I lieiber we believe bought this lot from the
I estate of the lat* Hugh McKee. hut before
' that it was piobai.lv part of the estate of
I the late William Kearus, father of Patton
and the present Mr James Kearns. Sr.
Gen, Reed had his saddlery shop there for
a time after leaving the Scott lot. Mr.
Stein came to Butler about 50 year; aco
and was lirst in bu-in< ss w;th tho late Mr.
Bernard Roessing.
The remaining part of this square was.
50 ycar> ago, and more, the property of
the late Robert Caruahau. Esq. and hence
the name we have given it. Squire Carna
han was a cabinet maker and carried on
his shop here previous to becoming a Jus
tice of the Peace. The present extensive
tin and hardware store ot Messrs Biehl and
the present grocery store of Mrs Koch «fc
Sons, now occupy this lot. Mr. Henry
Wagner became owner of the corner aud
built the brick there, now the Koch store.
The late Thomas Burton £ Sons we believe
purchased it trom Mr. Wagner, and kept
store there for a number of years. It is
now the property ot Mr. Charles Duify who
obtained it from the Messrs Burtons. The
Biebl part came through Squire Caniahan
either in his life time or through his es
tate. Both the Biehl and the Koch stores
are now among the largest and best in the
town of their kind.
Across Main street is the square to which
we give the above name. That of Mcßride
will no doubt be as new to most of our
present citizens as some of the names we
have given to other squares. But fifty
years ago, and more, the late Col. Francis
Meltride owned the-lot-where now stands
the Lowry House, and the first persons we
recollect of living on this corner were bim
aud family. The house that then stood
there was a rather large log frame, used as
a hotel and one of the oldest hotel stands
of the town. Col. Mcßride we believe
kept hotel there, between 1830. and 1340,
and probably after he was Sheriff of the
county. The next persons wo recollect
living there were Messrs Marquis and
Kelker, who kept hotel there about I*4o.
They came from about Harmony. The
present Mrs. Edward Melloiv of Zelienople
is a daughter of Mr Marquis. Two of the
Kelker girls married two ol the late Pearce
men west of town. Silas and John. Be
tween 1840 aud 1850 Mr Benjamin Niblock
kept that house for a time, and probabh
some others before or after him. About
1840 it became the property of the late Mr
Saniul M. Lane.aud9oon after the property
of the late Mr. Martin Reiber, who bought
it ol Mr. Lane and in turn sold it. about
1850 to our present Mr. 11. Julius Klingler
The late Mr. Jacob Reiber kept hotel then
duriug ownership bis brother Martin
and when he left there went to and kept
the late Bcalty limisnC and alter keeping it
a time went to New Castle. He is deceased
for some years. Mr. Iftingler removed the
old frame and i:l, 18S0 erected there the
present thrca gti<p< >1 brick oil the corner,
being rbe
in the town, t Wffiiglbe old*, Court House
was being hunt. the Courts were held
in the basement'in i h«» then Presbyterian
Church, and" rooms lop the juries to meet iu
or retire to. w up of their ver
dicts were obtained iu the new Klingler
hotel. We recollect, as the then District
Attorney, of cliniWn* up the stairs with a
Grand Jury to oncof the rooms on the third
story of Mr. Klingler's new hotel, not then
entirely finished. Away up there the Jury
deliberated, with the late Hon. Samuel
Marshall acting as its Foreman. Mr. K'ing
ler kept there until he sold to Col. Lowry.
about 1804. and Col Lowry was there until
he sold to Mr. G. J. Cross, when it was kept
by Cross and MeOmber until again pur
chased by Col. Lowry and kept by him aud
sou Mr. John F. Lowry until recently sold
to present owners. Mr. Howard Campbell
aud Mr. John D. Brown. It has been
known as the "Lowry House" since Col.
Lowry lirst went there and still retains his
name. Last summer it was enlarged by
him and wins aud n».w covers the whole of
this lot on Main street.
To the middle lot of this square we give
the name of Lane, the late Mr. Samuel M.
Lane being the first person we recollect of
owning it. He erected the house there,
now the property of Mr. B. K. Roessing,
in front of w liich he lias recently built his
saddlery shop. Mr. Lane livqd about
50 year > ngo, and sold the property to the
late Mr. James Campbell, who lived there
until he sold to Doctor Stephen Bredin,
who lived thereuntil he removed to Frauk
lin Pa. The late Doctor J. S. Lusk then
lived there until his recent death. Mr.
Roasting* present owner, now lives there.
The Doctor J. C. Redick drug store
occupies the remainder of this old middle
lot. The building on it was erected by
Doctoi R. L. MeCurdy when living here.
It is now the property of Doctor Redick
and in which he continues his fine drug
store, being one of the principal drug
stores of the town for many years.
The remaining lot of this square will
readily be recognized by the name of Duffy.
It has the same name now it had more
thau 50-years ago, beitig one of the few
original tots of the town of which this can
be said. >» hile i! did not receive its name
from its present nwt>er. Mr. Charles Duffy,
yet the large brick block standing upon its
whole front is d..e to, bis enterprise. In
1854 fie build part of it and l'n 180S enlarg
ed it to what it n«»w ! is. His large dry
goods and general Jtort- occupy two parts
of it. and the Urge clothing and gentle
man's furnishing store of Mr. D. A. Heck
the other pact. 3
Where thUdargo I'lildiug. now staud*.
50 years g'iow, one story frame,
in which a tore tfas kept by the late John
and Peter Duffy. As has been stated here
tofore. thev ficst-built and kept a store on
one of the "Dougitr'corniks'when they cane
ti> the town. On leaving 'here-the}- went
down !•> present Djiffy lot, building and
kerping a -tore 'there for many years.
Tii*v w>'to recognia«iA by ail their fellow
cit zeu.- as honest men in bu»ine>s and fair
men in alt th< wafts of life. There are
few men in this life who entirely escape
enemies or censure, but we do not recollect
of ever hearing tba name of either Johu
and Peter Duffy spoken of in any other
thnn that of respect.
Mr. Peter Duffy was the farther of
present Charles. He died as lato as 1883,
at the age of 65 years, and is remembered
a- a good man. He was Prothonotary of
the eountyfor a term of that office, appoint
ed 1833, and was previously the postmaster
hi re for a term -of that office. He held
other offices and posts of trust, always
tilling them with fidelity to duty.
Hon. John Duffy, older brother of Peter
and uncle to present Charles, was an
Associate Judge of the County for ten
years, appointed ia 184' J. We recollect
"seeing him on the Bench with the late
James Borard, the dther then Associate.
Jndge iJuflV was appointed to fill the
vacancy created .by the death of Judge
John Barker, (farther ot tne late lieorge
Parker of Parker Tp. this county, and of
Fullerton Parker, of Parker's Landing.
Xo man over questioned the fainress or
honesty of Judge Dnffy whilt on the Bench,
lie uied in 1804. at the age ofßo years.
March 25, 18'Jl. J. H. N.
Middlesex Items.
Robert Anderson has remodeled the office
at the Fnlton putnp station.
W. J. Porter is going to move to Glen
Charles Crooks has his uew house com
pleted and is about ready to move into it.
Robert Trimble, Esq. is going build a
now baru this coming summer.
Miss Eliza Haslett is the guest of Mrs.
Lillie Gillespie.
John Turner and Wm. Trimbl e were at
tacked the other uight by a little cur dog,
aud it made things lively for them for a
while. Jo ui says hj never diaodd heel
and toe polka better ia his life.
What is Catarrh
Catarrh la pone rally understood to mean Inflam
mation of the mucous membrane of the head. It
originates In a cold, or sucrcssiou of colds, com
bined with impure blood. Flow from the nose,
tickling iu the throat,offensive breath, pain over
and between the eyes, ringing and bursting noise*
la the ears, aro the more common symptoms.
Catarrh is cured by Hood's SarsaparilU, which
strikes directly at its cause by removing all im
purities from tbe blood, building up tho diseased
tissues and giving healthy tone to the whole
system. >'• B. Be sure to get
Hood's Sarsaparilla
fold hy all dnipr.-.sta. 01; «UforfS. Prepared only
by C.I. uooy & CO., Apothecarios, Lowell, Mum.
100 Doses One Dollar
•-« JlVBy ." > x - * ' ot-v-fv-v: A-..-, to oiamin*
» k ._ I Ivui'ti) tnu .otrSMin rjrlmai *
id* ,n cnlcago, will find It on 0"* 11
FORyCER—At her home in W ishington
twp. March Ist, I*9l. Mrs. Forquer. wife
of Wm. Forquer. Sr. and mother of Win.
and Joseph Forquer, Esq'ra. of Butler.
REDD—At his home in ltutbr. Sunday,
March 1, I*9l, James Redd, aged about
50 rears.
LOGAX—In Middlesex township, Feb. 18.
I*9l, Mrs. Levi Logan, aged so years.
HARVET At the Allegheny General
Hospital. Feb. SI, '9l. Howard G. Har
vey. of Donegal, aged 23 years.
BUBECK—At Harmony Feb. 25. I*9l,
infant child of John Bubeck.
BOYER—On Monday, Feb. 23. I*9l, near
Harmony. Pa., Agnes M., daughter of
John and Sophia Boyer, aged 20 years.
DAM BACH—On Tuesday. Feb. 24. I*9l. j
Joseph Benjamin, son of Wilhelui Dam
bach, aged 7 years, 10 months and 0 ;
CHEESM.vN—At his home near Porters
ville, Muddycreek twp. this county,
Feb. 20. 1891, Mr. John Cheesman, in
the "3d year of his age.
Mr. Cheesman was one of the oldest and
most intelligent citizens of our connty and
regarded by all who knew him as a strict
ly honest man man. He raised a large
family, and two of his sons we believe are
ministers of the gospel. He was an active
man in all good works. His funeral was
one of the largest ever known in that part
of the connty.
LOVE—At his home in Clinton twp. Fri
day. Feb. 27, 1891, William Love, in his
88th year.
He was born in German town, Pa., in
1803. and was brought to this county by
his parents who settled on what is now the
Har\ey farm in I*os, and has lived in that
vicinity all his life.
He was married to Mary, daughter of
Robert Thompson, both now dee'd. and
was the father of fourteen children, twelve
of whom are yet liviue. Their names are
Jas. H., of Butler. Newton and George, ot
Pittsburg. Thompson, ot'Tarentum. liob't,
of Gibsonia. Wm. and Samuel who live on
the old homestead. Martha Loeseh, of
Ford City. Xancy Peacock, of Allegheny
city, Anna Thompson, of Kansas, ami Miss
Elizabeth who is living near Butler. They
were all at the funeral excepting Mrs.
Thompson of Kansas. Besides these at
the time of his death he had 09 grand-chil
dren and 25 great grand children living.
He was a remarkable man physically, and
was active and hearty up until a lew
weeks of his death. He was an honest,
upright, temperate man and was highly
respected by his neighbors.
Edward W. Hays.
Edward W. Hays, Esq. of Penn twp.,
Butler county, Pa , died on Friday, Feb.
27. 1891.
The other eventful period, his birth, is
not exactly known to the writer but it
"must have been about 1802, and this would
make him about eighty-eight—a good
round age for this country.
He was an American by birth, and truly
American in manner, style and enterprise.
In the prime of life he was engaged in the
stage coach business from Pittsburg to
Erie, and was a partner of Arthur McGill.
McGill was once Sheriff of Butler county.
He was a Democrat aud Hays was once a
candidate on the Republican ticket, but
his age was made an argument against him
and he was unsuccessful.
Mr. Hays lived on a farm in Penn twp.
with his family, but was oftener in the ho
tel business. He was always considered a
good landlord. He kept in Butler. Pitts
burr, Bakerstown and Talacava. He kept
a licensed house for over twenty years and
.et he never tasted whisky or beer. He
was a strict tetotaller all his life, and while
accommodating thousands with what was
then the necessary he was never known to
take a drink, and he used tobacco "in no
His life was one of business, all business.
It was his boast that he never was iu an
opera house, a circus or a menagerie- Ho
was, during his public life, a servant to
his customers. He once kept a farmers'
hotel in Allegheny City, he not only
boarded the farmers but he had such a tact
in business that he always helped them t<>
sell their produce or stock without extra
There was a time when "Xud" Hays, as
he was called, knew more men, and was
known by more men than other man in
Butler county.
Every business man from Erie to Pittsburg
was acquainted with Edward Havs. while
his name was a household word in the
greater portion of Western Pennsylvania.
Before there were any railroads he would
go to Washington on horseback and in
stage coach to bid on the carrying of the
maii from Pittsburg to Erie and other
points. He was well known at headquar
ters aud noted for his promptness anil re
liability. His word was the word of honor,
aud his word was law on all matters con
cerning staging, which was the only -mode
of travel iu those days.
He was a man of very limited education,
and ".is knowledge of figures was not suf
fieient for the large business he transacted,
llis long anil laborious siege in the stage
business proved unsatisfactory to both him
and his partner.
His liberality and kiuduess to all left a
balance on the wrong side of bis book, and
the latter years of his life were spent on
the farm which be occupied but did not
own. He was twice married. By his first
wife he had a argc aud well-to-do family,
four sons and three or more daughters.
Ky hi< last wife he had one daughter, the
pride ol his old a«re. now the wife of Win.
Kennedy, of Butler. Howard Hays for
his temperance was rewarded with long
life, his contempora.ies all died before
him. When iie thought of Washington,
all the contractors aud men he knew there
and men that ruled in that day were dead.
When he thought of the past, and his
memory all alone glided by the old stand
tin Pino Creek hill, then Tallycavey, Hak
erstown. Glade Mills, Butler. Stone House,
Krauklin, Erie, Ac., the old houses were
torn down aud new mansions in their
stead. And the landlords and all the
neighbors were dead at every ten-mile
station, as he called to see the folks.
The sound of the locomotive whistle
had taken the place of the stage driver's
whip. And the young men he hired to
sit on the boot and ply the silk have lived
and died since that day. The old man
felt lonely in the last days of his journey—
the roads were neglected, the driver was
sleepy, the horses were weary, the coach
lagged, and at every cross-roads a shrill
whistle of monopoly cried "Old man get
off tho track." Tho last passenger bad
left the coach, the sun was hid behind tho
Western bills, the twilight was long, the
road was lonely, nature was exhausted,
but with nerves of steel and will of iron
the old man late in the evening reached
home and reclined his weary head on
Nature's loving bosom to rest, to rest, to
sleep, to sleep.
THE French people must have their fun.
The lite visit of the German Empress to
their Capital worked thciu into a spasm
aud they barked at her like a lot of dogs
barking at a cat on a fence.
At Barrisburg Wednesday it looked as
though the Brook's law would be amended,
and the school-book committee reported in
favor of free school books to be furnished
by the districts.
Estate of Edward H. Graham,
Letters of administration on the estate of
Edward 11. Graham, dee'd, late of Connoque
oessing Twp., Butler Co., Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned,all persons know
ing themselves indebted lo said estate will
please ruake immediate pavmeut, and any
navim; claims against said estate will pre
sent them duly authenticated for settlement.
R. H. GRAHAM. Adin'r,
W. D. Brandon,, I Connoqueneßsiug Tp ,
att'v. 1 Butler County, Pa.
Annual Meeting.
The auuual meeting of the stockholders
of the Citizen's Buildiug and Loan Associ
ation will be held at the office of the Asso
ciation, So., 113 East Cunningham St., on
Tuesday evening, March 10th, at 7 o'clock,
for the "purpose of hearing the report of the
auditors, the election of a board of nine di
rectors to servo during the ensuing year,
aud the transaction of whatever other bus
iness may come before the meeting.
Sec'y. Pres.
Auditor's Notice.
In the Court of Common Pleas ot Uutler co.
51.'s I). No. 1. Dec. T . l»s». books, pane 183.
In re. assignment of Jaine* English, Sr.. to
W B. Dodds' for beneUt of creditors.
Notice Is hereby given that In pursuant ■ of
the appointment as auditor in above c.ise. I will
attend to the duties of said appointment at
my office in Butler on Monday, the lfith day of
March. 1891. at 1 o'clock p. m.. where ell parties
Interested In the distribution of said assigned
estatt, may attend If they wish.
J. C. VANOKKUN, Auditor.
Feb. 23. IS9I.
I'rlr r ■ m — V—™-
Absolutely Pure.
A cream of tartar baking powder. High
est of all in leavening strength.— U. S.
G<#ernmcnt Report, Aug. 17, 1888.
INNOII niltlTl
OF Butler County,
For ilit year ISIMI, ending Jan.s, '9l.
Lhj and AuMSßießt far ISM,
Valuatl'n Co Tax 3t- Tax
Adams I 382 970.$ 1 148 91 I 157 86
Allegheny 254240 7C2 72 43 «o
Buffalo 370 842 111*52 73 56
Brady 2*3 675 «7t 0< 71 19
Butter 292 660 877 99 , 86 48
cranberry 33C te<9 1 ooe 107 si
Clinton 351 861 1 065 38 61 S3
day 316 n; 948 44 7i 19
centre -59 901 779 70 51 84
Concord 293 7«l 878 10 17 93
Cnerry so 046 879 13 65 73
connotjueiiessinß i»4»; sao 84 96 si
< leartteld 531 421 6M '27 83 04
I'oneifal 366 041 '» 12 343 02
Franklin 293 382 880 14 7» 4«
Falrvlew 319 153 987 45 150 93
Jefferson 341703 1 034 10 217 78
Jackson 315 l«fi »46 41 136 31
Lancaster 'M 3eS 804 90 111 47
Middlesex 372 211 1 116 63 154 84
St udoy creek 31* 153 967 55 150 93
Marlon 25<i SlO 768 93 63 52
Mercer 155 190 466 57 . 51 06
Oakland 276 616 829 86 148 82
I'enn 331 431 994 27 272 45
Parker 290 »47 870 Hi no 51
Summit 292 806 878 40 118 90
Venanco 237 6»-i "13 l' 9 95 09
Wlnfield 285 423 7W 27 159 32
Worth 320 363 *6l «, 95 55
Washington 313 354 SMO 06' 107 54
Forward 341 609 1 1)24 83 342 35
Sltpperj rock 1 358 390 1 075 17 98 65
CentreviUe 71 274 213 82 90 93
Harmony <a 601 280 go 37 w
Harrtsvllle 61 854 185 53 298 34
Karns Cltv 27 926 83 78 16 27
Kvans City 7S 282 234 84 367 07
Saxonburg 89 502 268 50 234 99
Sunoury 39 597 118 79 27 51
Forte rsvllie « 197 126 59 16 06
. rospect M 94J 170 83 86 91
Petrolla 36 524 108 57 9 14
Falrvlew 39549 118 64 ;ii2 34
Mlllerstown 95 674 *B7 02 3*o 44
zellenople 110 864 332 53 *22 26
Butler boro Ist w 345 680 1 OS7 04 228 18
2d W 452 325 1 356 85 296 57
3d W. 415 556 1 244 67 334 30
Ith w 266 967 797 92 319 15
sth w 304 035 912 10 208 77
12~390 931 *37 169 84 s6*B7® 13
Coaaty Tun.
[Collected; Due
Am't ot ouistandlng taxes;
collected prior to 1890 11l 994 96 $4336 92
Am't of taxes lor 18U0CO) 25 485 18, 9764 97
Total amount collected ,637 480 13(14100 89
State Tax,
Co;, j Due
Aiu't of outstanding taxes col- 1
lected prior to isao $ 708 14 f 383 68
Aiu't Of taxes for ls>9o col 5 166 s»j 1 317 94
Total amount collected 65 874 73|$1 700 92
Receipt* ot Batter Countj for the yaar 1890.
Amount received on unseated land 11,977 15
Aiu'l ree'd on account of lMxmont and
Warren Hospitals. 2,091 0(
Kee'd from Co. Commissioners 1,309 62
license* 446 31
" jury lees ®7 00
" Unes.. 13100
Bal. In Treasur. 6th Jan,, 18U«i 19.796 16
Total amount ree'd by Co. Treasurer 70,4C2 ob
ExiM-nditares of Batler Coaatj far the Itar
Eadlnf Jan. 5, IS9I.
For assessing 11,1*3 00
For Allegheny Workhouse 339 9*
For boiler house account 782 62
A .1 Hutchison $ 792 00
B M Duncan 777 50
John Humphrey 934 50
Total *2,504 00
Commissioners'clerk • 780 00
Commouwealth costs account 1,857 92
Court House account 65# 94
County account 3.806 74
Court Crier's account 261 00
Constable's return account 708 62
County- Infective's account 444 99
County Auditor's account 411 24
Uixmont account I.™
District Attorney's account 95 00
Elections 2.787 04
Jury account 6,406 il
Jury Commissioners'account • 299 98
Inquest account 325 79
Indexing account 253 75
industrial Reformatory School 208 68
J ait account 224 32
Jaultor's account «9< oo
Lunacy account I*l 00
Lfvery and nil road account ®» 96
Mllitarv roll account 186 «
Printing account I,**3 09
Postage and stationery account 962 59
l'enn a Keiorm School account 899 70
Registering account 32* 74
Refunding account »2t4 St
Hoad viewers' account tj®
Koad damages 375 00
Scalp account ISC 00
soldiers' burial aceount 133 oo
Stenographer's account 1,398 83
State docketing account _. 25 87
Tlpstave account .". 674 00
i ravel lug account 21 99
Warren ilnspltal account 1.099 W
Western Penitentiary account 1.102 58
Water account djjo oo
Gas account ®
Prothonotary's account 47 w
i ountjr Institute 200 oo
Interest on Co. Dondß and tax on same. 6->5 oo
State Tax AKvJat.
Paid State tax for 18*8 • W0 OB
II A Ayres, Uesrfste.' 48 70
•' J W Brown, Pro'honotary 96 (XI
•• State tax for 1889 900 00
.. •• •• 58 33
wo: 4.91290
(6,214 04
Bridge Account for 1890.
Upper Bonny brook bridge 9 516 00
Filling the same 112 00
ISulronl bridge, stonework 4<6 00
Woodwork 99
Filllug 00
Erans City bridge, ironwork 1.200 00
Stonework. ••• 230 4.
Brighton road bridge. Cranberry Twp.. 155 00
Bridge in Brady Twp., a: Hallston t» 00
BuftaloCreek bridge,ClearfieldTwp.... 26b «
Milliard bridge, Washington Twp 88 06
Kobb brldg . Oakland Twp 83 10
liammel bridge. Penn Twp 135 oo
I'ald on Anandale bridge 125 90
Amount paid on new bridges $3,722 03
Repairing bridges in county for 1890.... MM »
For painting bridges 619 K
Total amount expended on bridges. ..15.399 23
To Co. Tax ree'd for 1*59 and previous $11.9*4 59
lo state ree'd for lss-i and previous.... 706 14
TO CO. •• " 1890 26,485 18
To suite " " " 5 - 166 **
To am't ree'd on unseated land 2.972 15
To amount ree'd from Dlxmont and
Warren Hospitals 2,091 07
To amount rec d from Co. Conim r5.... 1,300 oi
To '• " licenses 445 31
To " " Jury fees 297 00
jo " " Ones 131 00
Bal. In Treasury January 6. 1890 19.796 18
Total amount received fiojat o»
Amount of warrants redeemed W2 J® *1
By Interest on County bonds. 580 00
By unseated land aceount '''9s IS
By County I nstitute a» M
Bv Stale tax account - G.-»® IH
Bv Treasurer's commission on $43,949.17
"at 3 per cent 1.291 48
Bv Treasurer's Com. on S2UOO at 1 per
cent 20 00
Jiy Bal. in Treasury Jan. 5. 1891 18.234 55
$70,402 09
FlnanrUl Statement.
Amount due from Collectors $16,563 03
Amount due from Ulxuiont and Warren
Hospitals JJS 'ff
Bal. In Treasury Jan. 5, 1891 18.234 55
Ree'd from State Treasurer, state tax
refunded January. 1891 2.0»; 96
$37,442 79
We. tlie undersigned. Commissioners of But
ler county, do hereby certifv that the foregoing
statement is a true exhibit of the receipt* and
expendi.ures ot said county lor the year isoo.
Witness our hands and seHU this ISth day of
Kehruarj. 1"«91.
.1. c. KISKAOIXIN. rsKAi.] J-comm rs.
s. T. MARSHA 1.1..
MifTim Street Livery.
W. G. BIEUL, Prop'r.
One square west of Mtio St., oo
M ffli" St All >r<'cd, pafe hi TB»-B;
11 w » hnd L-itidaos
fi r m-ddiuua and fu' "-rals, Opeo
uuy and nigbt. Telephone No. 24,
Administrator* and Executor* of MUlw
can M*cure their receipt book* at the CITI
IU office.
Pursuant to an order and decree of the
Orphans' Court of Hatler Countv made under
tbc last will of Michael Uamehon. Late of
Cherry Twp., dee d, 1 will tell on the
premises in Cherry Twp.. Butler Co., Pa.,
Baturday, March 14th, 1891,
at 10 o'clock a. m , the following real
estate, to-wit;
One hundred acre* or purpart No. 1,
bounded on the north by Slippervrock
creek, on the east by land of John Black,
on the south by the Richard Hamelton
hundred acres, and on the weft by pmr
part No. 2 of Hamelton land.
Also purpart No. 2, containing one hun
dred acres, bounded on the north by
Slippeiyrock creek, on the east by purpart
So. 1 of Hamelton land, on the sooth by
the Kichard Hamelton hundred acres, and
on the west by purpart No. 3 of Hamelton
Also purpart So. 3, containing one hun
dred and thirty-five acres and one half,
bounded on the north by Slipperyreck
creek, on the east by purpart No. 2 of
Hamelton land, on south by the Kichard
Hamelton hundred acres, and on the west
by Tract No. 26.
These lots will be sold separate or all
together as may be deemed beet.
TEKMS OP SALE.—One-third of the
purchase money on confirmation of sale
when deed will be delivered and the residue
in two equal annual payment thereafter
with interest on such payments trom date ot
sale secured by bond with power ot at
torney to enter judgmont with 5 per cent
for collection if made by execution.
D. B. N. of M. Hamelton, dee'd.
Orphans' Court Sato.
By virtue of an order of the Orphan'
Court of Butler county, the undersigned
will offer for sale on the premises on the
9th DAT or MARCH,
next, at 1 o'clock p. m., a tract ol land in
Counoquenessing twp., Butler county,
bounded north by Leonard Wick, east by
W. W. Graham's heirs, south by Geo H.
Graham and west by Samuel Steen, con
taining 31 acres, more or le*a. Being part
of the Norman Graham tract.
THUS:—One-third in hand, one-third
in one year and one-third in two years
with interest, to be secured by bond and
Adm'r ot estate of Ed. H. Graham, dee'd.
W. D. BRAXDOX, Att'y.
This is to entity that I. Mrs. N. C. Owe, of
Butler. Pa., am going to apply to the Secretary
of the Interior for a warrant for forty acres of
land, more or lees, situated In Forward Twp.,
Butler Co.. Pa., bounded and deecrtbed as fol
lows: <m the north by lands of John Smith, on
the east by lands of M. Hlckert and other*, on
the south by lands of M. Hlckert. aad on the
west by lands of J. A. Hart man and C. Duta
bach. Mae. N. C. COSE
Feb-y 13, 1891.
Estate of Jacob Nicklas, dee'd,
Letter* of administration having been
granted to the undersigned on the estate of <
Jacob Nicklas. dee'd,Tale of Forward Twp,
Butler Co., Pa., ail persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will pie—e
make immediate payment and any having
claims against said estate will prssssit thee*
duly authenticated for settlement.
D. B. DOUTHRTT, Adm'r,
Brownsdale P. 0.,
Butler Co., Pa.
To sell our Nursery stock, salary, expenses and
steady employment guaranteed.
Rochester. M. Y
Jury Lists for Marcb Term.
List of Petit Jurors drawn this 15th day of
January, A. D.. latl. to serve as PeUt Juror* at
a regular term of Court commencing on the
second Monday of March. A D.. 18*1, th? same
being the 9th day ol said month.
Andre. John, Palrvlew twp, farmer.
A Knew, Hartley, lfaiion twp, termer.
Albert. Warren. Butler, 3rd ward. liveryman.
Barron. Robert. Cherry two. termer.
Boyer, 8 I„ Butier twp. termer.
Beclc, A J. Summit twp. farmer.
Banner. William. Clinton twp, termer.
Brewer, James. Clinton twp, farmer.
Bovard.John K. Centre twp. termer.
Baker. Elmer. Penn twp, tenner.
Bingham. H 8, Mercer twp. foundryman.
Bestlc. Joseph. Centrevtll* boro, undertaker.
Campbell. J H, Butler. Ist ward, producer J
Coulter. T 8. CentrcTille boro. tinner,
roulter. Alex, Allegheny twp. farmer,
c ooper. W M, Worth twp. tenner.
Courtney. Alex. Cranberry twp farmer.
Evans, 8 H. Washington twp, burner.
Forquer. Hugh. Don***! twp. farmer.
Frazier. James. Butler. 3rd ward, contractor.
Hutchison. FM. Forward twp. foreman.
Herr, N B, Petrolls boro. editor.
Hurting. George. Forward twp. fanner.
Knox. J M. Allegheny twp, farmer.
Kelly, John, slippery Kock twp tenner.
Undsey. J M. Jacksun twp. termer.
Mahood. Jas ft. Baldrldge, termer.
Martzolf. Henry, Centre twp tenner.
Martin. L C. Oakland twp. tenner.
Marks. Joseph. WlnQeld twp, tenner.
Mecbllng. Lewis, Butler twp. farmer.
Miller. Joseph, Adams twp. termer.
Miller. Andrew. Jr.. Butler, f.tn ward, clerk.
McUrath. M A. Slippery Rock twp, farmer.
Oliver, Robert, Muddy creek twp, termer,
orr. W H, Mercer twp. farmer.
Price, B H. Butler. 2nd ward, clerk.
Patterson Norman. Slippery Rock twp. tenner.
Ross, A, Buffalo twp, farmer.
Re lily, Samuel. Forward twp. farmer.
Rice, J W, Butler twp tenner.
Spohn, Joseph. Summit twp. termer.
Stein. Peter, Lancaster twp. termer.
Strutt, Fred, Zellenople boro, teamster.
Venae!. William, Mlllerstown boro. contractor.
White, B P. Eranacity. laborer.
Wehr. Elmer. Muddycreek twp, farmer.
Young, John, Mr, WlnQeld twp, termer.
. L. C- WICK
Rough and Hoiked Lumber
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
Always In Stock.
Offle* opposite P. A W. Depot,
TXT AHTlS—Agents to solicit «OM Mr M
"choice *n<T hardy Nursery Staefc.
Mttlf Werk Per IsMptle Tnniirti Bm.
Salary and expenses or commission if ptetor
ed. Write at once. State Age. AMNS*.
R. 6. Chsss 4Cs."» r ffi?» rB
- Livery Stable.
New Stock,
New Rigs.
Horses fed mud boarded.
39. W. Jefferson St., Butler, IV.
Wanted, At Once,
A man to sell choice Nursery Stock
in sod around Boiler daring the Ml
sod winter. We solicit the corres
pondence of anyone wishing a situa
tion Special inducements te the
right party Permanent employment
when desired. No experience neces
sary: Good pay. Address stating
Rochester, N. T.
Haentze's Hemline.
an efTectual cure for Inflsmstlon and lrrltatlen
ot the Sls<l4er. Kldaeyt and Liver, stone In toe
bladder, ealeulu*. gravel and brick-dustdepon
ll>». weakueHaes In males or femaiea. As a Be
stnratlie Toalf an d a nio*S PsriSer It has no
equal, creating a liesltny appeute aud pure
If your druggist hss not got It, ask him to get
It tor you. Take no o'ber. MsCe only by
The Haentza Medical Co.
gwscod lor S page hook, tree to all.
RAR punr K. R.
HABXBT at 6:06 A.M. transfer* passenger*
at J a action to Apollo Accom. which arrives
m Allegheny at 8:40, also connects for Blairs
villa, arriving there at &30 and with trains
•wt and wast on main line.
Exmns at 8:35, connects at Junction
with Day Express, arriving at Allegheny at
10:33 A. M.
ACCOMODAT'.n at 11:20, arriving at Alle
gheny at 1:35, and oonoects at Junction with
Apollo Accom. going east.
ACCOMODATE at 2:36 P.M. runs throurh
to Allegheny and arrives there at 4:40 P. M.
connects with Express east arriving at Blairs
ville at 6P. M, and with trains east »nd
west on main line.
ExpßMats:oo p. m., arriving at Alle
fheny at 6:45 p. m. No ktops between
arentnm and Allegheny.
Trnine leave Allegheny for Butler «t 6:JO
6:55, 8:30 and 11 ;00 A:M, and at 2:25, 3:15,
and 6:45 P.M.
Trains arrive at Bntler st 8:35 and 10:40
A.M.,and 1:30, 5:00 and 7:50 P.M.
No Bnndny trains in Branch.
p. * w. R. K.
Corrected to fast time —One hour faster
than schedule time.
Trains for Allegheny leave Butler at 6:20,
8:36 and 10:20 a. m. and 2:40, 3:35 and 6:30
p.m. The 8:25 a.m. and 3:35 p. m. train*
connect at Gallery with trains going \Ve*t.
Trains going north leave Butler at 10:05 a.
m. aad 6:05 p. m.
Trains arrive at Butler from Allegheny
aad the West at 9:35, 10:10 and 11:55 a. m. i
4:45 aad 8:30 p. m.. and irom tbe north at
9:37 a. m. aad 2:53 p. m.
The 8:35 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. trains going
south ran on Sunday; also the train that
laavee Allegheny at 8:30 a. m. and arrives
hare at 10:10, and the 10:20 a. m. and 4:45
trains ran daily between Butler and Alle
The 11:56. 8:30 and 3:35 trains run daily
betwesa Bntler and Callery.
Corrected to fast time.
Trains leave Butler for Greenville at 6:45
aad 10:30 a. m. aad 4:55 p. m,
Trains leaving the P. AW. depot in Al
lsgbesy at 7:50 and 830 a. m. and 2:40 and
3:15 p. m. and the West Penn depot at 6:55
a. as. aad 3:15 p. m. connect at Butler with
trains North on this road.
Trains arrive at Butler irom Greenville at
10:06 a.m. and 2:26 and 6:25 p.m.; all of
which connect with the P. A W. to A lleghe
ny and the 2:35 with the West Penn.
Traina leave Hilliards at 7:25 a.m 12:15 p.
m.; arrive at 10:35 a. m. and 6:45 p. m.
No Sunday trains. Passengers with tick
sts will be carried on the local freight that
leave* the P. AW. Juno, at 1:15 p. m. but
not ou the ether freight trains.
The 8:45 a. m. train from Butler connects
at Osgood with trains on the L. 8. A M. S.,
arriving at Cleveland 10:40 a. m., Chicago
9:10 p. m., Erie 11:38 a. in., Buffalo 2:35 p.
m., aad at Mercer with W. N. Y, A P.,
arriving at New Castle at 9:05 a. m .
The 10:20 a. as. train from Butler connects
at Mercer with trains on the W. N, Y. A P..
arriving at Franklin at 2:00 p. m. and Oil
City at at 2:10 p. m., and at Shenango with
theN. Y. P. A O. for Meadville, Jame-town,
Baffialo, Olean and New York; also at
Osgood for Oil City.
The 4i56 p. m. train connects st Mercer for
New Castle, and at Shenango for Meadville
aad Sharon.
Wm. F. Miller.
Manufacturer "of
Stair Halls,
and Newel~posts.
■All kinds of wood-turning done to order, also
Decanted and Carved wood-work, such as
Casing. Corner blocks, Panels and all kluds of
aaey wood-work for inside decoration of
■southing new And attractive. Also
MtowMtoaak prices,
Store at No. to, N. Main street.
Factory at Mo. M, N, Washington street
Robes and Blankets
P124 N. Main St.,
Butler, Pa
The largest and most
complete line of* robes,
blankets, harness,
whips, trunks, and
valises, and at lowest
prices in Butler, is al
ways be found at
All (took guaranteed to be in good con
dition when delivered.
We replace all trees that fail to grow.
J. F. Lowry, W. T. Mechling, Jatne
Shanor, Jr., J. E. Forsythe, Geo. Shaffner
6. Walker, Esq., Ferd Reiber, Esq. and D
L. Cleeland.
From millions of customers, during the
past years, comes the verdict that VICE'S
SEEDS never disappoint. Wby waste
time, money and patience on others, when
yon can bny the BUST at same pricef
Make no mistake this year; send cents
for Vick's Floral Quid*, deduct the 10
oonts from first order, and it costs nothing.
It is better than ever; 100 large pages,
colored plates, grand novelties worthy of
cultivation. Cash prises SI,OOO and S2OO.
JAMES VICK, Seedsman,
Rochester, X. T.
Keep at it
Some advertisers are too timid.
They spend a few dollars and icait
to tee biff returns be/ore spending
any more. Trade w as nercr built
up in that tray. It w the house
that KEEPS AT IT all the time
that attracts the purchaser*.
"Oh, yes, that's a mighty good
scheme for the ncicspaj>ers.'" says
the nonprogressive merchant.
So it is, of course, for they get
paid for giring the merchant pub
licity, and the more publicity tlicy
give him the more they should be
paid. But as good a scheme ax it
is for ths newspapers, it is a better
one for the merchant.
If any one doubts it, let him
make a list of the most success
ful business men in Butler, and
then examine the papers to sec if
they are not the most liberal ad
x+r titers.