Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 01, 1892, Image 3

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Suits and Overcoats
Men, Boys, Children
To enable those that have not purchased
their winter supply of these goods we will
give you an opportunity to buy them this
Everything in our mammoth stock is
marked at a great reduction.
This special sale will close Jan. 1, 1892.
So come early while the stock isyet com
plete. •
Scliaul Bros. & Co.
One Price
LITLKS naa a population of about 10,000.
It is the County seat ot Butler county, with
60,000. . „ .
four railways, natural gas, and unequalled
facilities for manufactures.
Progress everywhere; new buildings, new
manufactures, a growing and prosperous town.
Now Advertisements.
Auditors Notice, Estate of J. E. V.
Bron were,
Divorce Xotic", Wimer vs. Wimer.
Prof. Majors Pianos and Organs
Trailer's Sacrifice Sale.
Rupture Cared.
KOTK —All advortisers intending to moke
changes in their ads. should notify us «f
their intending to do so, not later than
Monday morning.
Dr. Black was home for the holidays.
Mrs. Hosford of Wheeling is visiting her
folks here.
I)r Donaldson's daughters are visiting
friends iu Cleveland.
Mr B. F. Cutler has accepted the posi
tion of Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at
Beaver Falls.
James lleydrick of the American Manu
facturer ol Pittj.barg. an oil mau's paper,
spent th" Holidays with his friends in But
Hon. Joseph Ilartman wishes his mail
matter addressed to tho Butler Co. Nation
al Bank hereafter, and his residence is at
442, E. Jeflerson St.
Samuel Graham, of Kansai City is visit
ing friends in this county.
Mrs. A. Godfrey of Troatman is on the
sick list.
J. D. Donley Esq. of Warren Pa., is the
guest of his brother, J. V. Donley Esq.
Mr. Z. Kechner of Zelienople dreamed
of ttio big well on the Shiever farm, and
the well was drilled and tho dream came
true. Now he has dreamed of another
well, this time on tho John Glenn farm in
W;-rth fwp., aud report has it that a rig
is being built ou the spot designated in tbe
Mrs. John Webb, of Branchton, is
dangerously ill of dropsy.
Mr. L. S. McJunkin, the Insurance
Agunt, is diitiibuiing some beautiful cal
endars for 1892.
Frank Weller, of Emlenton, who, in com,
fany with tbe fcehmuek brothers, went to
udia a year aud a half ago to bore wells
for oil, has arrived home.
E. E. Abrams & Co. Insurance Agents,
have favored ns with a splendid calendar
for 1892.
A Grand Pow Wow.
Commonly called a Farmers' Institute,
will bo held in the wigwam at Renfrew.
Ist Session Tuesday, Jan. 5, com menu
ing at 9a m. Address of Welcome by A.
J. Alcorn, response by C. L. Patterson;
"How the Crab .apple Became a Rambo,"
by D. B. Douthett; "The Successful Farm
er," by J, A. McCaflerty; music by the
White sisters; question box by tbe Secre
tary, etc.
2d Session Tuesday, Jan. 5, commenc
ing at 1:30 p.m. "The Potato," by Glenn;
"Roaiis,"by Wier; "Farm Improvements,"
by Dodds; "Music by Wasseu sisters; "Cat
tle," l>y Black; instiumental music; ques
tion box; Irish song by CriswelL
3d Session Tuesday. Jan. 5 at 7 pm.
Prize best reoitatK "•* declamation by
boy or girl under 16, so. Prize 2d, same
by boy or girl over 16, $5; "How to Get
the Farmer iu," by John M Greer, the big
mediciue man; music by Harper and all the
sisters; reading of Tomahawk.
4th Session Wednesday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m.
"The Farmer's Way Out," by Thompson;
"Beef Cattle'' by Uays; Poultry by Clark;
prize essay cu "Farmer's Wrongs," by
everybody—diploma for best, $5 for sec
ord best. Will close with a war dance and
three cheers for the Clay Diggers.
All laboring people aud persons who
honestly dexire to show practical sympa
thy vtith Clay Diggers are respectfully in
vited to be present. Dave Stewart will
kill a Buffalo, aud the aborigines of Ren
frew will welcome you to this annual Pow
Wow, ou the banks of the Conuoqneness
ing, to recount our wrongs, renounce our
follies aud reason together for the good of
—For bargains in shoes go to the
closing out sale at the People's Store,
323 S. Main St.
—Sleighs cheap before snow comes.
—lce cream at last summer's
prices at Morrisoa'B .City Bakery.
—Fine cukes at the City Bakery
—Christmas Presents suitable for
old or young i*t
German Knitting Tarn, Spanish
and Saxony Yurns nt
Best, styles in Dress Qoods and
Cloaks at
New Broadcloths, Bedford Cords,
Henriettas aud Fine Dress Qoods at
—Sleighs cheap before snow oomes*
—P S. &L. E R R., will make
one fare for the round trip, Dec. 23d
to Jan. Ist inclusive. Account Holi
days. Good for returning up to and
including Jan. sth, 1892.
Before snow comes is the time to
buy sleighs cheap.
—Towels.at 5 cents a pair, at the
People's Store, No. 323 S. Main St
—Home-made bread at the City
—Before snow comes is the time to
buy sleighs cheap.
•Lad les and Misees' Cloaks in great
tariff at lowest price* at
—Why should not Sockless Simp
son now wear * x'kx when be can get
them at b cents a pair at the People's
Store, >"o. 323 S. Main St.
—Millerstown Is to have a ooke plant.
—Red neckties and whito tnamel shirt
stud* are fashionable.
—Butler Presbytery met at Grove City
—Wonder what has become of the
Soldiers' monument fundT
—A gold coin depreciates 5 per cent of
value in sixteen years of constant use.
—Edison is a wonderful man., but he
c%n't invent a now excuse for being out
—The firemen will hold a carnival in the
Armory building, beginning next Tuesday
— WII direct attention to the card of the
Harrislmrg Telegraph one of the brightest
newspapers in tbe State.
— TUJ new Opera House is a success.
The view from all the seats on the floor is
perfect, but that from some of them in the
gallery is not so good.
—Messrs Hitter & Ralston had the con
tract for the carpeting and matting of the
new Opera House, they being the lowest
bidder, and by working all night had the
room ready for tbe opening performance of
next evening.
—At a congregational meeting of the
English Lutheran Church of this place,
held last Sunday the Rev. Enoch Smith of
Bethlehem, Pa. was unanimously elected
its Pastor, and a call has been forwarded
him by the Council of the Church.
—The Y. M. C. A. will hold a reception
on New Year's day from 3 to 10 p.m. in
their rooms in the Reiber Building. A
musical program will be rendered and re
freshments will bo served by the Ladies
Assisting Committee. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all young men.
—Squire Bopp, of Allegheny, the maker
of 101 hangman's ropes and the witness of
72 executions thinks hanging much more
humane than electrocution. He makes
his ropes three-eights of an inch thick, and
uses 112 strands.divided into four divisions,
says his ropes will hang a man that weighs
5001b5., and advocates giving a man two
and a half feet of a drop.
—Christmas was celebrated in all the
churches in Bntler. At the Presbyterian
an immense crowd assembled in the church
room on Christmas evening. The pro
gramme was chiefly filled by the children,
and tableaux were the foature. Perhaps
tbe most enjoyable part was an instru
mental trio by Dr. J. T. Balph and his
two daughters. At the Methodist Church
all was candy, good feeling, music, prayer,
and recitation. It was enjoyed by all uf
the hundreds present. Tbe English and
German Lutherans bad elaborate and
extensive programs aud their decorations
were beautiful. At the U. P church the
usual treat was provided. The Catholic
churches paid, as usual, chief attention to
the musin, which was very fine.
—lt may not be generally known that
silver has lately been found in Scrubgrass
twp., Yenango county, not in large
quantities, but iu very convenient shape
for gathering it. It may be woll,however,
in order to save a rush of men to the scene
of this find, to state that the silver is coun
terfeit. It was found under the leaves by
some young men who were setting their
traps in an out of the way place, about a
halt mile west of the stone Presbyterian
Church, and near what is called tbe "In
dian Rock." About s2l. in halves and
quarters was found, and it is supposed to
have belonged to men who formerly lived
in tbe neigh borhood, one of wboui was
sent to tho penitentiary for dealing in such
stuff, and another accepted Greely's ad
vice, "Go west, youug man, go west." C.
—A company of capitalists are at present
boring an immense tunnel from a point
along the Niagara river below the Falls,
through the solid rock nnder the town, a
distance of a mile or two, to a point under
their property along the river above the
Falls, and at that point they will sink an
immense shaft and pnt turbine wheels into
it which are to be moved by water from a
canal leading from the river above. By
so doing they expect to gain a force equal
to that of 120,000 horses; with which they
will operate an electric plant capable of
lighting all the cities and towns of the
United States, and also a compressed air
plant capable of running all tbe engines
within a distance of a hundred miles. It is
the rcatest and most expensive enter
prise at present underway on this conti
nent, and ifit is successful will revolution
ize the light aud motive power business
of the country.
—Few public events have boen more
successful and gratifying to its promoters
than the opening of the Opera House, last
Wednesday night, by the Elks. The play,
"A Knotty Affair" was all that could be
desired, and the large number present ex
pressed tbe greatest satisfaction at the ap
pointments and fittings of the house. The
arrangements were perfect, tbe ushering
being done by a herd of handsome "Elks,"
and their work was done with the care of
veterans. The Orchestra was, under the
leadership ol Prof. Lamb, and the music
WHS a prominent and most enjoyable
feature of the affair, and will prove a great
attraction to the Opera House. There
was some great "hustling" done by the
contractors in getting the House in order
for the Wednesday night opening. Mon
day showed a huge uncarpeted room with
everything in disorder, but by day aud
night work, aud a united and determined
affort the Scbenck Brothers,and the others
engaged, succeeded in having things in
apple pio order by Wednesday eveuing.
—The police ol Pittsburg and Allegheny
were kept busy on Christmas day on ac
count of the number ol quarrels, and these
were mostly due to drunkenness. Half a
hundred men were locked up for assaults
some of whom tbe police expected to hold
for murder. There was, also, one suicide.
A German girl living at H. B. Boyd's
house on Bcuua Vista St., Allegheny,com
mitted suicide by banging herself in the
laundry, after failing to do so by slashing
her wrists. Her case seems to have been
one of religious fanaticism, as she was iu
the best of . spirits the previous evening,
visited her friends and made them presents,
but the revival meeting-i she had been at
tending had affected her mind. Among the
dead girl's effects was found the lollowing
letter of farewell written in German: "Tomy
Dear Parents, Uncle and Aunt Gabos and
my friends: You must forgive me for
making such a dreary Christmas time for
you. lam determined to make away with
myself. I have not yet paid the messenger
who will have this letter. You will please
pay him. Mary will tell you about my
effects. Do with tbem what you will.
Forgive me, my dears, if I have wronged
yon in the past and ds not accuse any one
on account ot that which I am about to do.
It is all my own fault. I have thrown
away the mercy of God in despair, for I
have decided upon this awful step. I can
not live any longer. That is tbe judgment
of the Bible on such things, and so I look
destruction in the faco. Rather than fall
a burden on the world, I shall place my
solfbefore the Judge of judges in the
Eternal courts. My eutire life has been a
dreary desert, nothing more. Do not let
my good, dear parents grieve over this.
Death comes once, at any rate, Therefore,
I bid you all farewell. I kiss you all a
thousand times. Pardon me, lor I cannot
do otherwise. Farewell.
The Institute.
Thirty-seventh Teaohert InitijaM« >
of Butler Co. was called to order by Supd*t
MoCollough, and opened Witt prayer Ly
R«v, Small, Monday morning.
A Finance Committee was appointed,
and tho balanco of the morning was occu
pied in making the enrollment of the
present who numbered 500 ftnd
were taxed one and a halfdollars each, which
added to the fund for meeting ex
peaiat. -
That afternoon the room was crowded
with teachers and spectators. Judge
Hazen gave the teachers a hearty wel
come, and then referred to the jury system
of to-day which he considers a relict or the
past ages, and thinks the teacher* should
help to remedy by instructing their
scholars regarding it. He said that the
reading of the newspaper accounts of a
crime by men called as a jurors was taken
advantage of by the attorneys of defend
ants and by the jurors themselves to dis
qualify them from serving on important
cases, which left only the illiterate element
for such cases; such was the practice and
the law in all the states.
He thinks no employment so important
as that of the teacher, and that the teach
ers should inculcate in the minds of their
pupil* the pripolples of tight and wrong.
He referred to this readlnf of religions
books In tho schools of different localities,
and said that in law tho Common School
System was non-sectarian and non
partisan, but that the principles of
morality should not be offensive iu any
school. He oautioned the teachers that
the impressions made on the mind* 4f the
young were as lasting as life, thinks all
boys and girls should be compelled to go
to school, said that intellectual giant*
who lacked morality wore not good
citizens; wished tho teachers a pleasant
sojonrn in Butler, and bid them good day.
Prof. F. E. Enoch, of Petrolia, a son of
Herman Enoch, of Saxonburg, made the
response. He complimented the speaker
who had preceded him, said our political
and social development was tho result of
diverse forces and spontaneous move
ments. that in the North education had
been a fundamental principle from the
first, but our methods have not kept pace
with its development. Teachers Institutes
originated in New York State, had spread
all over the country and were doing a
great work, ho thanked the people of
Butler lor their warm reception and com
plemented the town in its improvements,
spoke of the advance in the arts and
sciences and said that 200,000 patents
were granted last year, and that American
machinery was encountered all over the
world; said the teacher's duties isolated
him from other teachers, but that concert
of action would improve them inorallj and
intellectually; he referred to Dr. Luc keys
criticisms on the old school books and said
they had set the teachers thinking, that
the old oral spelling was going out, and
that language reform was marching to
victory; thinks a child's faculties should
be developed harmoniously; said that one
hundred and ninety-three million dollars
are spent annually in this country on the
Public Schools as compared with ono
hundred and forty-five millions in all
Europe, and that this expenditure paid us
in making good citizens, that education
here was free to all, that the curse of gold
might destroy the virtue of legislatures,
but when it destroyed our public schools
our liberties would be gone forever, thai
there are 361,000 teachers in the United
States; that teachers should educate
themselves by reading, and that now oc
casions taught new'duties.
A recess was then taken during which
the enrollment was completed,and the Snp't
si ated to the teachers that a report of their
attendance would be furnished to each
Board of Directors in the county; after
which the regular exercises as set torth
in the program were taken up*
During the session of Tresday Mr. E. E
McCall, spoke against corporal punishment
in schools and also against adopting a code
of rules. His arguments were good.
Mr. J. W. Humphrey spoke of the teach
ers opportunities for self imprvement.
Which he thinks are many. His address
was well prepared, and his delivery excel
Maggie Crawford,iu a pleasing essay, ad
vocated an abundance of good literature in
the Public Schools.
The lecture,that evening,by Dr. John B.
DeMotte, was one of the best ever deliv
ered in Butler. He gave his audience an
idea of the effort now being made to de
velop electrical force, which was interest
ing; and followed that by some exception
ally pointed remarks on morality. His
closing sentence "Have a reverence for
yourself, will probably be remembered by
all present.
On Wednesday morning Mr. Frank
Knoch took tbe place of T. H. Eiinesatthe
informal ipeeting. and introduced the sub
ject of language which was discussed by
Prof. Mackey, Lensner and others.
Howard Painter advocated the teaching
of the causes and effects of historical
events rather than the dry facts, aud made
a very good argument.
G- W. Kennedy illustrated the rules ot
primary arithmetic, and G. I Wilson spoke
of the opportunities the teacher has of do
ing good iu connection with his teaching.
The Professional instructors this year are
good, the teachers speaking especially of
Dr. White and Miss Grit?wold, and all tbe
teachers who have taken part have done
The whistling match that evening by
tbe Eellogg Co., was held in the new
Opera House.
Clarence Caldwell presided at the in
formal meeting of Thursday morning,
and the subjects discussed all appertained
to practical teaching.
The directors meeting is being held this
(Thursday) afternoon, and we will make a
note of it in next paper.
The Institute has been a very successful
—The People's Stdte at No. 323,5.
Main St. is closing out a stock of
shoes and rubbers regardless of cost.
—Take your children to Zuver's
Gallery for Pictures that suit
you. Postoffice building.
Best place to buy Table Linens,
Napkins and Towels at
—lce cream furnished in any
quantity, for parties, by the City
—Corsets, gloves, hosiery; hand
erchiefs and veiling D. T. PAPE.
—Wheeler & Wilson and kStan
dard Sewing Machines at
No. 122 N. Main St., Butler, Pa
—NOTICE— You can select your
Holiday Goods and call for them
when wanted, at
—Fine selections of Albnms, Work
Boxes, Toilet Cases, &c, &c. at
—Pupils' Monthly Reports, one
cent each, for sale at CITIZEN office
—When you visit your friends
during tbe Holidays go Via the P. S.
& L E. R. R. One fare for the
round trip Dec. 23d to Jan. Ist in
clusive. Tickets good for returning
up to and including Jan. sth. 1892
Buffalo Blankets, best for wear at
A dispatch from Pittsburg, dated Mon
day, says:
In distributing blank petition? for liquor
licenses tbe Clork of the Court discovered
that the last State Legislature had amend
ed the wrong law, thereby endangering
the chances for every applicant for license.
By a technical blunder no end of confus
ion 5s threatened to license applicants and
License Judges throughout the State.
On June 19, 1891, the Legislature pass
ed an act intending to amend the Brooks
law, to allow saloon keepers to hare
bondsmen from any part of the county in
stead of ward or township.
The amendment was to the Act approved
May 24. 1887, whereas the Brooks law was
approved May 13, 1887. The Act amend
ed was one providing for wholesale liquor
licenses and, as a result, the Judges can
refuse all license applications because they
do not coaform to the law.
The case of Chas. Rebhnne vs Butler
borough for damages for the opening of
Howard St. is the first on the list for
January term. -
Is it not about time that, the so-called
"Pekins Detective Agency" of Pittsburg
was wiped out of existanceT Last week
the time of the Lawrence county court wa*
occupied from Tuesday noon until Tburs
: day night in hearing the evidence agaiust
two Italians who had been in jail for about
two months and who were charged with
attempting to wreck a train on tbe E. <fc P.
R. R. The prosecution was brought on
the strength of evidence furnished by the
Perkins Agency. At the trial last wi ek
members of Mr. Perkins force swore pos
itively that the accused Italians had con
fessed to them that they had placed the ob
Btraction on the track. Ou the other h and
good and reliable citizens gave evidence
that the prisoners could not speak, mnch
less understand the English language.
After nearing all the evidence the jury, to
the satisfaction of all fair-minded people
who had paid any attention to the case,
returned a verdict of not guilty. We have
been inakiug some inquiries into the
methods employed by Mr. Perkins' corps
of detectives, and if one half is true that is
charged against them, their proper place
is in the workhouse. It seems that the
services of "John Barleycorn" are frequent
ly called upon by these alleged detectives
in their efforts to extort confessions from
their victims. From the present outlook
some of Mr. Peikins gang are likely to
have justice meted out to them before
Judge Qazen completes his present term
of court.—yew Castle Guardian.
At Sew Castle, Monday, Ed. Shaffer,
one of the boodlers, was released from jail
upon payment of $4 50, —$150 of which
was costs. Downing and Tate will proba
bly be released next week.
In Pittsburg, Monday, an execution was
issued vs. W. P. Griffith for $22,000 at suit
of Robert Allen Sr., Mr. Griffiths account of
the mattter is as follows. —"I knew noth
ing of the proceeding until to-day when a
friend informed of me the judgment enter
ed against me. The suit was filed and the
summons served while I was in Idaho. The
summons were mislaid and forgotten until
I made inquiries for it. I have instructed
my attorney, W illis J. McCook, to begin
proceedings to have the suit opened so
ihat I may make a defense
••In March, 1890, when I drilled my first
well at Wild wood, I made an optioualeon
tract with Mr. Allen for forty-four farms
in Butler connty, on any one or all of
which I might drill for oil. It was not
obligatory upon me to accept any of these
farms, and as they were not oil farms I
<1 id not close any of the options. Tne op
tions lapsed in September. Now Mr. Al
len simply means to try to force me to
fulfill a contract which I am not bound to
carry out. His sait for $22,000 is based
on the assumption that by my fail-ire to
close the options he has been damaged to
the extent of SSOO for each farm. He ask
ed me ouce what I was going to do in the
case, and I told him 'nothing,' as they
were not oil farms. He did not then say
anything about suing me. I am advised
that I was not bound to accept any of the
farms. We will let the court determine
that "
W. G. Crawford, Esq., Mr. Allen's attor
ney, also issued an execution against P.
C. Bryne and U. G. McGaw for $1,320.
On Wednesday tba Co. Com'rs appoint
ed Mr. R O. Lewis of Washington twp.
to be Mercantile Appraiser. There were
21 applicants.
Letters of adm'n were granted to J W
Bortmas on estate of E W Hays late of
Penn twp., also to D B Douthett on estate
of Sarah A Snow, late of Penn twp.
P Summers to Casper Bloom lot in Zs
lienople for SI6OO.
Wtn Laug to John Doerr 3 lots in Han
nahstown lor sllsO.
C Walter to Jere Richardson 30 acres in
Jackson for SISOO
B P Peffer to Geo Milliman, Sr. lot in
Harmony for SBOO.
W B Dodds, att'y toC G Badger 23 acres
in Muddy creek for $446.
Martha Boyer to 0 G Badger 23 acres in
Muddycreek for $223.
P Daubenspeck to E A Goehring lot in
Butler for S3OO.
W C Fleming to J W Fleming 61 acres
in Buffalo for $4,000.
Marriage Licenses.
SJ Kissiok Centreville
Emma Redman West Liberty
W H Shakely Parker twp
S M Daubenspeck
G I Wilson Zelienople
Amanda Robb Oakland twp
Warren E White Washington, Pa
Flora Lock Sewickly, Pa
Tbos Greenfie1d........... Sample Station
Emma Fair ... ...... -Centre twp
Will Walters Harmony
Lizzie Rutter ..Middle L ncaster
M C Grossman Coaltown
Nettie Taylor Clay twp
J E Wallace Gomersol
Stella Daugherty "
Thomas G Henry Allegheny Co
L M Beers Adams twp
Geo Bentrim Muddycreek twp
Annie Holzer .....Lancaster twp
H W Lensner Denny. Pa
Louisa Powell Great Belt, Pa
Geo W Young Butler
Ella Mangel Carbor Black, Pa
A J Baker Butler twp
EJ Uauiel Penn twp
Chas J Fuhs Zelienople
Alice L0ve...... Butler
At Panama, N\ Y., Joseph Shorno and
Mary Lewis.
At New Castle, Samuel J. Hall of Cherry
twp. and Mary Miller of Pleasant Hill.
At PitUbnre, Tuesday, J. R. Anderson
of Valencia and Clara McClintock of Pine
twp.; also Geo. J. Keeler and Maud Oliver
of Butler.
At Kittanning, Almon L. Taylor of But
ler Co. and Nettie Kelley of Parker; also
B. F. Sarver of Butler and Maggie Shearer
of Armstrong Co.
Christmas and New Year Excursions on
the Pennsylvania Railroad.
In pursuance of the custom long since es
tablished, the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
will sell excursion tickets between all sta
tions on its lines for the Christmas and
Xew Year holidays at the rate of two cents
per mile. These tickets will be sold Dec.
23d, 1891, to Jan. Ist, 1892. inclusive, valid
for return nntil Jan. 4th, 1892 inclusive.
—Buy your sleighs now and get
Bring your hides to Frank Kem
per, No 124 S. Main St. aud he will
pay you the highest market price for
—Buy your sleighs now and get
—Come early, and make your se
lection of Holiday Goods, while onr
stock is complete.
—Dazzling display of Holiday
Goods at
—Buy the Lansing Wagon—it is
the best. For sale by
122 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
—Zuver's Pictures leave nothing
wanting in finish, tone or a correct
—Excursion rates on the P. S. &
L E. R. R., Dec. 23d to Jan. Ist
inclusive. Account Holidays. Re
turning limit to Jan sth, 1892
—ice for sale at the City Bakery.
The M order Case.
Peter S. Dagan, the man who was mur
dered in Griesbacb A Shoup'a boiler house,
on the WeKh farm, just below Petersville
on Wednesday morning of last week, by
being struck upon the head, was a nat : re
of Oakland twp , a son of Mirhael Dugan.
dee'd, aud a grandson of old Matthew Du
gan, and his body was ljuried in North
Oakland Cemetery on Christmas day. He
was 28 years of age and unmarried.
James F. Mills, the man held for the
crime is a natirc of Orange county, X. Y.
and was in the employ of the Christie."
Bros, on same farm. He if abant 33 years
ol age, lived in .uillerstow%from 1876 to
1879; then went to Idaho, has a
brother living, and since hi* return, a year
or so ago, has been working about the 100-
foot field. His brother Frank lives in
Millerstown and was here last week seeing
what could be dono in the case, and has
employed Messrs Forquer, McQuistion,
Thompson and McCandless to defend
James. Judge Fullerton of New York is
an uncle of the Mills boys and has been
communicated with. The other members
of the family are scattered all over the
country; the mother, a widow, living at
Bloomfield. N. Y.
On Tuesday afternoon of last week the
two men hired a rig at Petetsville and
dro-.-e to Renfrew, where they were seen
drinking together; they left there at 4
o'clock, but returned aud attended a danc*
in the Hall, and did not again loave the
place till towards morning.
On their way back to the Welsh farm,
they seem to have quarreled, whether about
a woman as we have heard hinted, or as to
who was the better man, which seems to
have boon a matter of standing dispute be
tween them, is not known, and they were
probably out of their buggy as their clothes
were covered with mud when they return
ed. They put up their rig and then went
to a boiler house on the Christie lease, and
were there about 4 o'clock; Dagan tested
tho water and in doing so awakened Hugh
Blair, who had charge of that boiler house,
and Blair says they stopped and talked
with him awhile, both seeming to be in a
good humor and neither very drunk. The
two men left together and Blair went to
sleep again; but Mills returned soon after
aud complained to Blair that Dagan had
followed him to his boiler house aud was
afraid to go to bed for fear he(Mills)would
kill him. Mills sat and talked to Blair for
some time complaining of Dugan and oc
casionally tapping tho floor with a hammer
he had in his hand, and, according to
Blair, finally started up saying, "Say,
Hugh, I'm going down aud kill that son of
a b ." Blair had no idea that Mills
meant what he said, and rolled over as
though to go asleep, and Mills talked
awhile longer and then left.
After leavijg Blair's boiler house, Da
gan weut to his own (or he may have first
followed Mills as Mills told Blair), tried
the water guage and then laid down on a
mattress on the floor between two neigh
bor boys named Dilliman, whom he had
left jn charge of the luiiler house; aud
weut to sleep never to awake. The elder
of the two boys awakened whon he came
in, and was soon alter again awakened by
pounding; saw a man leaving the boiler
house, juu-ped up and went to the door,
ami saw Mills as he passed the gas jet
leaving the premises and carrying a ham
mer. The boy closed th« door aud again
laid down, but discovered that Dugan's
head was covered with blood, and ran
home and gave the alarm. Tnis was be
lore daylight of Wednesday morning.
The news of the murder spread rapidly
and Sheriff Brown was sent for, and he
went there, and found Mills quietly sleep
ing in a boiler house on the Christie lease,
and arrested him. Mills expressed sur
prise at his arrest, and Said he had parted
with Dugan at the edge ot the woods.
Dugan presented a terrible appearance
as he lay on the mattress. The hammer
had pierced his skull in two
places —one just back of his left eye and
the other over his left ear. His
face was covered with blood aud his
clothes with mud. E*q. Ripper of Evans
City was present and he, by direction of
the Sheriff, took charge of the body and
prepared it for burial.
Esq. Weis of Petersville, that afternoon
enipaueled a jury composed of Gus Gries
bach, J. H. DufJ'ord, .1. C-- McCandless, E.
Daubeuspecfk Wm. Isanrberton aud Wm.
McKenua, aud examined several witnesses
and among them tl/e two Dilliman
boys, the elder of whom positively identi
fied Mills as being the man who loft the
boiler house with a hammer in his hand.
The jurors examined the body aud re
ported that Dugau came to his death in
the boiler house of Griesbach & Co's well
No. 5 on the H. Welsh larui, about 3 a.m.
or later of Dec. 23. IS9I and recommended
the arrest of James F. Mills.
Thursday afternoon the County Detec
tive maue a formal information against
Mills, cbargiug him with the murder, be
fore Esq. Me A boy and Mills was taken be
fore the Justice aud asked if he wanted a
hearing, to which he replied that it was
no use, and he was then committed lor
The Markets,
Our grocers aie paying 25 for butter, 22
for eggs, 40 for potatoes and apples, 30 for
turnips, 75 for onions, 1.75 for beans, 3 to
5 for cabbage, 10 for dressed chicken, 12
for dressed turkey.
Country timothy hay sl2 to sls, wheat'
straw $6 00, oat straw $8 to $9, whoat by
car load 1.00, rye 92, oats 35 to 40, corn
44 to 51, buckwhe at flour 2± to 2s.
Country roll butter 18 to 22. lresh eggs
in cases 24 to 25, potatoes oil track 30 to
35, from s.ore 40 to 45, apples $1 to 12 a
bbl., beans $1 75, cabbage tin track 3 to 4,
rabbits 25 cts. a pair, quail $l5O a doz.,
pheasants a doz., dressed chicken 11 to
12, aud turkey 13 to 14, tallow 4£.
At Herr's Island, Monday, mixed stock
sold at 2i to 3i, bulls aud :Iry cows 2 to 3.
Veals calves retailed at 6 to 6£.
Sheep sold at 4 to s}, and lambs at
4i to 6i.
Hogs retailed at 3} to 4.35.
Closed on Monday at SQJ, Tuos.lay at
59, Wednesday at 59g.
—You can now save Ironi one to
three dollars on a cashmere or henri
etta dress by buying from
—lf you want to get the best se
lections come soon before the stock
is run down, as everything must go
regardless of cost
—See the Holiday Goods now open
at II W. Koowe's New Store,
No. 323 S. Main St.
—Confectionery and fruits at the I
City Bakery j
—Boarding House Cards, with Act
of Assembly, 25 ceuts for half-a-dozen, '
for sale at CITIZEN office.
Largest assortment and best values |
inJDress Goods and Cloaks at
—We cordially invite you to call
and inspect our new line of Holiday
Attractions. '
D. T. PAPE. 1
Cash for Hides.
The highest market price will be
paid for bides at Frank Kemper's, .
No. 124 S. Main St.
—The best Indigo blue calicos at
5 ceuts a yard at the People's s*ore 1
No. 323. S Main St.
—The Anti-Rusting Tinware
guaranteed against rust for three
years, at HENRY BIEHL'S,
No. 122 N. Mair St., Butler. Pa. s
—Bargains in Dry Goods and i
Notiops at the People's Store, No t
323 S Main St. t
—Hello. What is it? Why D
E. Jackson is selling dress goods 25
per cent less than they can be booght (
anywhere else. How so? Because i
he is selling that much below value <
to close out.
Very lowjjprices on Fine timbrel- .
las at
L..BTKN & Son'B.
Oil Notes.
The Alexander brothers of Zelienople
drilled a well to the 100-foot in 13 days.
On Tuesday of last week T. W. Phillips
struck a good well on Rock Run in
Butler twp. abont three miles southwest of
Butler. It is supposed to be good for6o bbls
in the third sand. The well is on the old
McCalmont property which is now owned
by Phillips.
A good gas well was struck this week by
the Young brothers on their part of the old
.Silas Pearce farm. The well was tested
Wednesday by some Butler parties who
may purchase it and if they do not it will be
drilled deeper.
Widger A Co. struck a good well on the
widow Corbett farm in Fairview twp. last
week. It Will probably make a twenty
barrel well.
Council Proceedings.
There was a plain, simple, common,
everyday meeting Council, Tuesday
evantaff. at which warrants were ordered
drawn in favor of the Butler Bank
for SBOO, P. S AL E R. R. Co. for
$771.13, and Clark 4 Michaels of Wells
ville, 0. for $2,000 all on assignment* of
Long £ Doyle.
Some board walks were ordered built,
people on paved streets were requested
not to shove! the dirt into heaps, the re
signation of Chief of Police Gardner wa»
accepted, and John Rigger was recom
mended for his place but not yet appointed.
A. O. U. W.
The members of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen will hold an open meet
ing in Odd Fellows' Hall cn Jefferson St.,
Tuesday evening, Jan. 5, at 7:30, on which
occasion the officers for the ensuing term
will be publicly installed.
The following is the program for the
Opening of the lodge by the M. W.
Addregs of welcome by Hon. A. L.
Response by Newton Black.
History of the Order, H. P G. Carnes,
D. G. M. W.
Recitation, Miss Carrie Eusminger.
Address, A. G. Williams.
Recitation, A. G. Naley.
Address, A. A. Anderson, G. F.
Recitation, Miss Florence Fisher.
Solo, Mrs. H. Biehl.
Closing exercises.
Everybody cordially invited to attend.
W. C. T. U. Resolution.
At a join meeting of the Butler W. C.
T. U. The Springdale Union and the Y.
M C. A U of Butler after the close of
the reception to the teachers on Tuesday
eve it was Resolved: That we return thanks
to the gentlemen who have so kindly and
eloquently responded to the toasts of the
evening, and Mrs. Mary H Hunt for her
earnest advocacy of scientific teaching in
tbe schools.
Resolved: That our thanks are also cordi
ally rendered to L. C. Wick for the free
gift of all the lumber needed To Camp
bell <£ Templeton for the lone of tables: to
thft M E. church for tables and dishes
and to all of our friends havo so lib
erally contibuted to this entertainment.
Resolved: That we return thanks to tte
Trustees of the United Presbyterian
Church for the cordial grant of their new
Resolved: Thftt the expense incident to
its use for light, fuel etc. be defrayed by
the Butler Unjoa.
Public Sales.
Jacob Rine will-have a puhlic sale of
personal property on his premiaaa in
Adams twp., Friday, Jan. 8.
David Dixon will have a sale of stock,
farm implements, etc., at his premises in
Penn twp., Thursday, Jan. 14.
—The cheapest place in Butler to
buy stoves is HENRY BIEHL'S,
No. 122 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Don't forget us on Hosiery and
Gloves, we always have the best at
lowest prices
—Dolls, dolls, dolls, in great vari
ety at
—Cbauucev Depew said in the conrse of
his address to the Fellowship Club, in Chi
cago. that after a man had passed 40 years
of age be makes no new friends.
—One of the peculiar features of the war
on English Bparrows in Chicago is the
frequency of reed birds on the bills of fare
of tbe restaurants of that city.
Reduction in Clergymen's Rates.
For the ye»r 1892, the Pittsburg
& Western Railway will issue
Clergymen's Reduced Rate Permits,
authorizing the sale by ticket agents,
of the Pittsburg & Western Railway,
or half fare tickets, for travel over the
Pittsburg <fe Western, Baltimore &
Ohio and Valley Railroads. Agents
of the Baltimore & Ohio and Valley
Railroads will honor these permits
for through halt fare tickets,to points
on the Pittsburg & Western Railway
Slipperyrock Normal.
The Winter Term of tbe State
Normal School at Slipperyrock be
giua Jan 1, 1892 Expenses only
$39 f»r 12 weeks. Best advantages
in Music, Elocution, Form-Study,
Kindergarten Work, etc , address
—The opening of H. W. Koonce'a
New Store took place last Monday.
No. 323 S. Main St.
—The largest chicken ranch in the world
is said to be on an island in Bellingham
Bay, Puget Sound. Its owner claims to
have 100,000 fowls.
—Berlin, Germany, has had 40.000 cases
of grip during tho past week, and in Ham
burg 280 deaths during the same period are
traced to this malady.
Holiday Excursions.
The P & W. will sell excursion
tickets to Allegheny and all
points on the Northern
Division Dec. 23 to Jan. Ist, in
clusive and to all points on the P. &
W. Ry Dec. 24. 25, 31st and Janu
ary Ist. All tickets good returning
until Jan. 4th'.
For the Holidays Only.
Purchasers can save from 25 to 50
per cent, by purchasing their Watch
es, Clocks, Spectacles, etc. of
J. R. GRIEB, the Jeweler,
125 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
P. S. All are respectfully iuvited.
"Remember our Repairing Depart
ment, 20 years experience."
It is said that new kid gloves are red
enough to be startling.
—An exchange says that people speak
slightingly of the flirt, but they do not
realize how hard it is for her to make just
the right amount of resistance necessary
to indicate her unwillingness and still
manage not to miss the kiss.
Any good square man or woman
can earn money in spare time as local
agent for the warranted fruits, flowers
trees of J. E. W hitn«»y, Rochester,
N. Y. Yearly salary paid for steady
work. A permanent honorable
business is quickly built up.
Ad t»rusa is the CITHUWI
AVe have choice
bargains in Holiday
Goods. Our stock
in this department is
not so large as many
o »
others. But every
piece is in good taste
in style and design.
We will save vou
money and give vou
such goods as cannot
be had in any other
store in town.
Fine Perfumes and Toilet
Articles a Specialty.
C. N. BOYD, Druggist.
Diamond Block, Butler, Pa.
Ins. ol NorUi America, lOClh vear.
ASSETS $8.951.518 83.
Home Ins. Co. A56et«|59,091,199 58
Hartford Ins. Co. " $6,576,616 13
Continental Ins. Co. " $5,000,000
London Assurance Co. Incor'd. 1720
N. Y. Life Ina. Co. As'ts 115,000,000
to the Court House.
CAPITAL;P»I<I;I>, ... 1100,000.00.
Jos. Hartman. Pres't. D. Osborae, cashier.
J. V. KUts.Vioe Pres't, C. A. Bailey,Ass't Cash'
Jos. Hartman, C. P. Collins. O. M. Russell,
U. Mcweeney. C. D. Hreenlee, J. V. liltta.
G. E. Abmms. Leslie Hazlett I. «. Smith,
W. S- Walrtron, I). Osborne.
A general banking bnsmess transacted. In
"rest paid <>n time deposits. Money ioaned cn
approve*, security.
Foreign exchange bought and sold.
Assignee's Sale.
Of Xmas goods, Holiday Qoods,
Ladies. Gents, and Chlldrens furnish
ing goods. A large assortment of
new and desirable goods Must
sold regardless of cost or value. Sale
now going on and will continue un
til all is sold—at 333—5. M.-in St.,
Butler, Pa. JNO. T. KELLY,
Assignee of J. M. Arthurs.
Which means "thirst cure," is an im
proved formula, and is a positive
core tor drunkenness in all its forms
Penna. Headquarters and Sanitarium
at 129 South McKean street, Butler,
For particulars address
R. S. NICHOLLS. Manager.
—Grand Opening of Holiday—
November 17—18—19. AH are
invited. D. T PAPE,
Clearance Sale.
M. F. & M. Marks'.
- 113 and 117 South Main Street.
In order to close out all winter
goods. I will offer my entire'stock of
In fact all winter goods AT COST.
Before you buy any Dry Goods
come and look through my stock. I
know I can save you monev.
Next door to Butler Savings Bank,
Butler, Pa.
Grand Pianos for
Now Is your time to select a good Piano; you
do not want to buy but one Piano In your life
time. So while selecting one it Is the best aud
cheapest to buy a good one.
of Boston has opened a Piano and Organ
Parlor at No. 218, East North St., where he lias
onexlbltlon a new Invoice of Pianos nom the
very best of makers of Boston, they have a full
rich and mellow tune, the action Is light,, quick
and powerrul; they will stay In tune longer
than any other Piano on account of a new
device <>f tuning pins, that I will be glad to
show and explain. Pleas call and examine be
fore buying elsewhere. You can save money
by purchasing a Piano of inc. and get an
instrument that you c« rely upon, and one
that I will warrant or «arantee to give entire
satisfaction. I have made and tuned
Pianos and Organs
for over 40 years,{therefor know how to select a
perfect Plauo.
218 E. North St.,
DIIDTIIRr f We the undersigned were
nu« I link 1 entirely cured or rupture by
Dr. J. H. Mayer. 831 Arch St.. Philadelphia. Pa.,
S. nes Phillips, Kennet Sauare. Pa.; T. A.
Krettz. Sla'lngton. Pa.; E. M. Small. Mount
Alto. Pa.; Kev. S. H. Sherman. Sunbury, Pa.-, O.
J. Dellett. 214 S. Twellth St.. KeadluK Pa.; Wm.
Dlx. IS2U Montrose St.. Philadelphia; H L.
Kowe. 300 Kim St.. Heading. Pa.; George and
Fh. Hurkart, 43a Locust St., Heading. Pa. Send
for circular.
HEM! Kill! UN
Owing to the mild weather we have had this season. OUf
overcoats are not moving as they should, we have lots of theni#
and do not wish to carry them over, would rather have the
money. Now read what we propose to do,
IT. . .
E : To each and every customer who buys an overcoat (from*
; now until Jan. i,) to the amount of five dollars or over, and*
* ; will cut this slip out and bring it to us we will give a cash dis- *
s I count of io per cent. H. SCHNEIDEMAN, •
£ 104 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.;
In addition to our large line of overcoats we have the largest and
best line of Clothing for men, boys and children to be seen in the
city at bed rock prices; also a fine line of hats, gents furnishing
goods, rubber coats, trunks, valises, underwear, etc., at prices to suit
H. Schneideman
Clothier and Furnisher,
104 S. Main Street, - Butler, Pa*
Is supposed to be sneaking around in this vicinity sod nfeininf
•boat hard times and no money and the duty of economy—hinting
to boys and girls as well as older people, that there ahonld be NO
CHRISTMAS GIFTS THIS TEAR! But we take this early
opportunity to warn everybody against this meanly, mercenary
marmurer and tell the YOUNG PEOPLE and everybody that our
glorious country is teeming full of good things, the result ot fruit
ful seasons and bountiful harvests, and we wonld say in the
words of Sam Jones "QUIT YOUR MEANNESS," throw off
this closefisted, hidebound, cantankerous, low-lived spirit; rejoice
and be glad and thankful tbat you are alive. Then with large
hearts give liberally, bountifully to the friends ar.d dear « oes and
the poor and unfortunate ones as well, scattering joy and sooxhine
everywhere until thero shall come riMrintr from t he »kies md all
around sweet songs of PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD
WILL TO MEN. Probably the vory bee: time to wto presents is
now, before the Btore is crowded, and we know cf n>> p lace in sll
this country where there is such a variety uf beautiful things to
please all tastes and all size purses and where you tm-et such sur
prises in low prices and big bargains as at the Btore of
\J. M. Douglass
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Meals at all hours. Open all Night.
Breakfast 25 cts. (
Dinner 35 cts.
Supper 25 cts.
Lodging 25 ata.
SIMEON NIXON, - - Prop'r.
The undersigned will sell ms (arm.containing
sixty -cres, more or less, and located lu Adams
rwp.. on tlie Kvansburg and Mars road, near
Marshall and Myoma stations on the P. & W
R. K. and near the Callery oil field. I
It contalos a good house, good bank bcrn 1
56x34. good outbuildings. Rood orchard, level
and good ground, two springs near house, pump <
n barn. and all In good order. ~
Inquire of or aadreas
James Davidson,
Myoma P. 0.,
Butler Co., Pa
rv Physicians' Preaertpaooa carefully cou>
5 S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
measure at Aland's
if you desire a Fall
Suit, Overcoat or
Trousers, that are
made to the newest
mode and decree of
Our stock is large,
comprising a care
fully selected assort
ment of
Brown Scotch
Tweeds for busi
ness suits:
Black and Blue
Diagonals for drt*s
Neat Stripes and
Cheques for trousers:
Whipcord and
Crepes specially
made for full dress
And an excellent
line of overcoatings.
c. i fx
It will be to your own inter
est to come in and see what a
first-class Hat and Furnishing
Store can do for you.
The success of the past
makes us confident oi the present
and future, and notwithstanding
the depression in business all over
the country we have largely in
creased our lines throughout and
now show a full and comprehen
sive stock as can be found in the
We have gone right along
from the time we started owing to
the fact that we adhere strictly to
first quality goods at the very low
est prices, and we would rather
miss a sale than misrepresent any
Hatters and Furnishers,
242 S. Main street,
Butler, Pa.
Farm containing 200 acres, located in
Donegal Twp., well watered, good orchard
plenty of fruit, good dwelling, barn, spring
house, graziery, and host farm in tb« town
ship for stock raising or cultivation. For
merly George Gillespie farm. Apply to
Butler Co., Pa. Cbicora P. O.
Willard Hotel
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