Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 29, 1892, Image 3

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Greatest Cut
Of the Season.
In order to move the large atook of mens
winter suits and overcoats still on hand
(accounted for by the warmth of the winter)
We have divided onr entire stock into
three classes and until Feb. Ist will sell
98, $7 and $8 Suits and Overcoats at
(12, 914 and sls Suits and Overcoats at
$lB, S2O and $22 Suits and Overcoats at
Boys and childrens Suits and Overcoats
marked away down.
Consider this well, it means to yon dol
lars in pocket. To us not a dollars worth
of winter stock carried over.
Schaul Bros. & Co.
One Price
BUTLER Has a population of about IO.IJOO.
It la the County seat or Butler County, with
Four railways, natural gas, and unequalled
(acuities for manufactures.
Progress everywhere; new buildings, new
manufactures, a growing and prosperous town.
New Advertisements.
Financial Statement of Butler boro.
O. C. Sale, estate of J. P. Kalston.
Notice ol application for charter.
Notice of meeting of Mechanics B. <fc L.
N. Y. Lite Ins. Co's. surplus.
Ruff's Shoes.
Hnselton's Shoes.
Boyd's Best Drugs.
B. & B. Mail Order Department.
Racket Store Closing out Sale.
NOTB —All advertisers intending to make
changes in their ads. should notify ns of
their intending to do so, not later than
Monday morning..
— A new wrinkle among the young men
of this place — and young ladies, too —is a
"World's Fair Box." This concern is usual
ly made oat of a small oigar box, with the
lid tightly nailed down aud a slot in the
top through which a silver dollar can be
■lipped. The idea is to place in this re
ceptacle all the spare change you have,
and when the Columbian Exposition opens
there will be (perhaps) enough money in
the box to take you there.
—The old original log house built by
Peter Duffy on his farm in Donegal twp.,
and lately oooupied by rnomas O'Donnell.
WAS horned on Monday evening of last
week. Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell were away
kt the time, the ohildren heard the cats
making a noise up stairs and going up
found that the house was afire and they
ran down to John Cramer's in their bare
feet. Some neighbors ran to the house
and saved part of the household goods.
Ice nice, Ho! Snow!
Boy, Coast.
Joy! Boast!
Slide, Race.
Glide, Chase!
Tbin, Rump.
In! Thump!
Wetf Smash.
Bet! Crash,
Clothes Whack.
Frose. Crack,
Croup. Thud.
Whoop! Blood.
Wheeio! Sneeze! Groans!
Moans! Squills!
Pillsl Lint! Splint!
Doctor's lee. One V.!
—The Financial Statement of the
Borough of Butler, published in another
oolnmn, shows that the bonded indebted
ness of the town is $35,500. which with
the amonnt yet due the paving and sew
ering contractors, outstanding warrants,
and some other small sums, makes a total
indedtedness of $122,919.71. To offset this,
there is yet due the Oorough, by reason of
unpaid assessments fir paving and sewer
ing, nnoollected taxes, etc, the snm of
$52,585.86, leaving a net indebtedness of
$70,333.85. Of the bonded indebtedness
$6,000 will fall due each year for the next
four years, aud after that $4,000, a year
for some years. The statement is of in
teract to every tax-payer in the town.
—lt is calculated that not more than 250
votes can be polled, under the new eleotion
law, at any one polling place, daring the
eleven hoars the polls are open; and in
riew of this fact some of our exchanges
•re urging the necessity of prompt action
as to the division of election precincts con
taining more than that number of voters.
In order to divide an election precinct ap
plication mnst be made to Court, and com
missioners be appointed to make the
division, and it requires considerable time
to conform to all the requirements of the
law governing the matter. In order to
change the plaoe of holding the election in
any district, under existing law, the ques
tion must be submitted to the decision of
the qualified voters at a special election to
be held for that purpose These matters
should receive the early attention of the
local authorities in each election district
and the necessary legal papers be prepared
for presentation to the Court.
Adams Bartly, formerly of Butler, Is
lying dangerously ill at his home in Ta
Mrs. H. M. Wise ot Harmony is the
guest of her mother Mrs. Dr Lusk
Frank Myers of Butler county died at
the Allegheny General hospital on Sunday
night. He came here iu search of work,
bnt was taken sick on the street in Alle
gheny and removed to the lockup and
afterwards to the hospital where he was
found to be suffering with pneumonia.
The department of charities took charge
of the body and is endeavoring to And the
friends of tho deseased.—Pittsburg Oa-
Rev. Enoch Smith, of Bethlehem, Pa.,
has accepted the call extended by the
English Lutheran Congregation of this
place to beoome its pastor, and will re
move here about the first of April next.
He will preach in the churoh on Snnday
a week. Feb., 7th Rev. H. J. H. Lemke,
of Be»ver Falls, filled the pulpit of that
ohnroh on laat Sunday; and next Sunday,
Jan. 31, it will be tillied by , the Rev.
Kitnnilier of Pituburg.
—Wheeler A Wilson and Stan
dard Sewing Machines at
No. 122 N. Main Bt., Butler, Pa
Best place to boy Table Linens,
Napkins and Towels at
L. STIIN $ Bou'S.
—Take your children to Zuver'e
Gallery for Pictures that will suit
yoa; Postoffice building.
— l The Anti-Rustinz Tinware
guaranteed agaiqst rust for three
rears, at HENBY BUHL'S,
No. 122 N. Mair St., Butler, Pa.
—Home-made bread at the Oity
"Only a lock of aubnrn hair
Caught on the front of his Test
He thoughtlessly touched the button
His wife—she did the rest.
—lt is said that the cats are taking the
—The less people know, the more they
talk about it.
—lt is astonishing how debts will expand
after being contracted.
—lf you want to pet a dream oat of •
wedding cake'eat it.
X kiss is a contraction of the mouth
with enlargement of the heart.
- Not one person in 20,0000 wear their
heel down evenly .all around
—1". ait cake ha* been rated wholesome
by a medical society.
Glycerine an-l tunni.i applied night
and mTiiing re 11. vt-s tender teet.
T, i ii.«> i» per annum is rt>e average
amount of sickness In human life.
—ln Norway, a girl must be able to
make bread before she can have a beau.
Mr. Morrison has already housed over
400 tons of ice frctn his pond up Martin
—Even if wo could see ourselves as
others see us, it wouldu't be worth our
while to stop and look.
—Ladies of a certain age must bear in
mind that 1892 aud 1896 are the only leap
years until 1904.
—A tombstone is about the only place
where a conceited man doesn't caro to have
his name in print.
—You can flatter any man by telling
him that you know him to be a man, who
is not easily flattered.
—A magazine writer announces that
"Wo are are all born young, and most of
us are born poor."
' —There will be service in the German
language, in Bethany Reform Church,
North St., next Sunday at 2:15 p. m.
—lt is a wise man who said: "Leave
nothing to what is called 'luck' and you
will generally be what is called 'lucky.'"
—Some boys were hurt on the Center
Ave. hill the other night, by colliding with
a team It's a wonder somebody has not
been killed there.
—The doctors and druggists, these pan
icky days, may be truly called the pillars
of society. Tho quinine pillars, as it
—lf the leet becomo frost-bitteD, soak
them for one-half h.»nr in a strong hot so
lution of alum water; and if one applica
tion is not enough, two will bo a cure.
—Rest is a fine medicine. Let your
stomachs rest, ye dyspeptics; let your
brains rest, ye wearied, worried men of
business; let your limbs rest, ye children ot
—The reported salo of the Williard
House to Col Lowry is untrue; but it is
said that a Mr. McCafferty of East Brady
and Mr. Leibold of the Eitenmiller House
are trying to buy it.
—lf potatoes that have been froien are
put to cook before they tnaw, their flavor
will not be injured by the exposure. Ap
ples may be treated in tho same way, or
they may be restored by immersing them
in cold water.
—At the meeting of the direotors of the
Plate Glass Co. iu Pittsburg, Friday, Mr.
Wheeler was contiuued as manager, Mr
Howard as Sec'y, and Mr. Hamilton as
President, and J. H. Troutman was elect
ed Treasurer.
—Cards of thanks, so common and un
necessary, have an appropriate climax in
the case of a Kansas woman wh > publioal
ly thanks her friends for the valuable assis
tance rendered in aiding her to secure a
divorce from her husband.
—The New York Life Ins Co..has a sur
plus over all liabilities ol $14,708,675.83,
which, it assets, is a larger surplus t iaa is
claimed,by any othir parely initual Life
Ins. Co. in the world." Read its statement
in another column.
—Gen. Pass. Agt Bassett, ot the Pitts
burg <fc Western, has issued a notice stat
ing that that line's ticket agents are au
thorised to sell the clergymen half-fare
tiokets for travel over the Ba Itimore and
the Valley, in addition to the Pittsburg &
—By a stupid blunder on the part of our
"plate" meifc an old news column appears
among the general reading matter of our
first page. Our readers will be pleased to
learn of the approaching wedding of a
yonng fellow, who is dead and baried.
—A market horse got into a tub of oyß
ters at Cincinnatti, on Tuesday, and a
polioe lieutenant, who endeavored to drive
him away from the feast, was savagely
repelled by the brute After swallowing
five gallons of the bivalves the horse walk
ed contentedly away.
This the year when the wise young
lady will look her sweetest and take the
risk of having a young man offer to be a
brother to her There is many a girl at
tractive now who may be on the wrong
siee of tweuty-five before she gets another
leap-year opportunity.
—A Toronto woman after burying her
seventh busband, erected a monument to
tho whole lot It consisted of a marble
band with the index finger pointing to the
sky, and on the base instead of names,
ages, etc., were the words "Seven up."
—Tho Chemical Bank of Now York,
whose capital is only $300,000, has the
enormous surplus of $6,070,600, with a
loan account of $22,908,000. No wonder
its shares whose par value is SIOO, are in
demand at $4,500, the highest bank stock
quotation in the world. Its dividends are
150 per cent, per annum.
—Regular Services at Bethany Reform"
ed Church, W.North St.next Sunday morn
ing and evening at the usual hours, Rev.
H. E. Snyder pastor. German Service in
the afternoon at 2:15, conducted by Rev-
C. A. Limberg. Topic, morning servioe.
"The Christains God."
—lu rooms of poor hearing qualities l)r.
Ephruim Cutter says: Every hall or church
has its keynote, and the audience will
bear better if the speaker's voice is pitched
and held to the keynote of the room. To
find tho keynote, siug the natural scale
slowly, evenly, and smoothly, or p'ay this
scale on a piano or organ. The note which
is most prominent is the keynote.
—Rev. H. E. Snyder was the victim of
a surprise party, Wednesday evening. It
was a well arranged affair, tho crowd
meeting at Will Limberg's store and from
there they marching in line to the residence.
Thero were about sixty, they all carried
baskets, and tbey passed a pleasant even
ing and left tho Rev. a well stocked
—The Pennsylvania R. R, Co. Is now
running through trains between New
York and San Francisco, leaving New
York every Monday and arriving in San
Francisco the. following Saturday or Sun
day according to the route taken. The
return servioe is similar and makes the
trip in about the samo time. Dining and
cars are attaohed to the train,
and no change of cars is required between
the two points. Space in the through cars
can be securud in advance by applying to
George D. Ogden, Agent P. R. R. Co
at itatl&v.
Saturday, Feb., 6, will be the last day
for filing acounts for March Term
The will of Jane McCandless of Clay
twp. was probi ted, no letters; also will
of C. Walter of Jackson twp. and letters
to C. G. Walter; also will of David Barn
hart of Fairview twp no letters; also will
of Harriet Glenn of Centreville, and letters
to Jobn Reed.
Letters of adm'n were granted to D. J.
Wa«habaugh, on estate of James Billings
ley dee'd of Cherry twp
M. G. Thompson has brot suit in eject
ment vs. Chas Duffy and Williamson Chris
ty for 100 acres in Venango twp., and
Win. Thompson vs. Chas. Duffy for 100
acres in Brady twp.
J. Gutakunst to Chas Young lot in Zel
ienople for $650.
P Smith et al to Josiah Painter 26, acres
in Buffalo for SI2OO.
A Kratel to N" Angert, lot inßutler for
HH. Goucher to V MeAlpine, lot in
Butler for SSOO
J W Conger to Auld 4 Conger, lot in
Butler for SIBOO.
Marriage Licenses.
L. W. Miller Kay lor Pa.
Emma F. Hepler "
At New Castle, Glenn C. Grove of Eil
wood and Mary A. Wellerof Portersville
A Holocaust at Callery.
Callery Junction was the scene of a horror
Monday night. A small lrame house lo
cated near the crossing and occupied by
Addison Hindman, burned while he was
away, and his wife and child were burned
to death in it.
He is a pumper and left the house about
1 o'clock that night to go to his well, and
the house was discovered to be on 'tire
about an hour after. The alarm brought
several people to the scene, who succeed
ed in extinguishing the flames, but too
late to save Mrs. Hiudman and the child;
as the gases had penetrated to their room
an! had suffocated them, and the flames
had lollowed and burned them.
Mrs. Hindman was a daughter of Mr. J
N. Pollock of Butler, and was married to
Mr. Hindman about a year ago.
Mrs. Hindman and her baby were
buried in the South Cemetry, Thursday.
The fire originated from the kitchen
stove. The night was a very cold one and
Mr. Hindman left the gas burning in ii
when he left the house.
Fire in Springdale.
Early Thursday morning the meat mar
ket and resilience building on Centre ave.,
Springdale, owned by C. R. Smith was
discovered to be on fire. Nobody knows
how the fire originated, as when first seen
the entire attic was burning. The Hose
companies came out promptly and did all
they could, but the tire bad such a start
that the whole buildii'g was doomed; and
nothing was saved excepting part of the
furniture of the first story and somethings
from the meat market.
Mr. Beckert, late of Sharon, who occu
pied the meat market and part of the resi
dence estimates his loss at SI,OOO. with no
Mr. Smith's loss will be double that
amount. The building was worth $2,500
and there was a small insurance on it, but
there was none on a lot of fine furniture
stored in one of the up stairs rooms, all of
which burned.
The Wickersham Memorial.
The following items have been sent me
by the Secretary of the Wickersham Me
morial Committee of the Pennsylvania
Stste Teachers Association for insertion in
each of our city papers,
I think the plan proposed by the com
mittee excellent, and I desire to call upon
the teachers aud friends of education in
this town to give it their hearty support.
All teachers and friends of education we
do well to hold such memorial excercises
and contemplate the preeminent virtues of
such educational leaders as Burrows, Hig
bee, and Wickersham. In honoring tliem
we honor the cause f >r which they labored.
It seems to me that no ui >re appropriate
memorial could be suggested than such a
pedegogical library" What the modesty
of Dr. Wiekersham would not permit him
to tell on the historian of the publio School
system ot this commonwealth, we who
ioved and admired him may thus have op
portunity to publish and perpetuate.
The State Teachers' Association last
summer appointed a committee to decide
upon some suitable memorial to the late
distinguished edncator, Dr. J. P. Wicker
sham. At a meeting in Philadelphia on
the 11th inst., they decided to establish a
Wickersham Memorial Library of peda
gogical works, as a section of the State
Library at Harriaburg, provided that the
Legislature will enact measures for its per
manent preservation as a distinct collec
tion. This, we believe, will be the first
library of its kind established by any
State in the Union.
In order to bring this matter prominent
ly before the schools of the State, and
increase the general interest in the subject,
the oommittee recommended the observ
ance ol March 25tb, 1892. the fiirst anni
versary of bis death, as Wickersham Day.
They have in preparation leaf lets contain
ing suitable matter for that purpose, which
will be furnished at cost to any teacher
wishing to use them; upon addressiug the
Secretary of the committee. Miss Elizabeth
Lloyd, Newtown Square, Delaware Co. ,Pa.
The plan ban received the cordial en
dowment* of Guv. Pattison, aud Sap'dt
Our T.ade.
This month bac been away ahead
of any former January. The reason
is that v, tin pt-ople come
in and examine our goods aud bear
the prices they invariably buy.
R. & R.
—ln Plush, in Cloth, in Ladies, in
Misses, in Cbildrens, Wraps we have
a large line, and we are goiug to
sell them at what they will bring
If you want a grand bargain come in
—The People's Store at No. 323,5.
Main S'. is closing out a stock of
shoes and rubbers regardless of cost.
—Pupils' Monthly Reports, one
?ent each, for sale at CITIZEN office
Buffalo Blankets, best for wear at
—Buy your s'eighs now and get
—For bargains in shoes go to the
closing out sale at the People's Store
323 S. Main St.
burs, Blankets.
Blankets, Wraps Furs, Furs,
Blankets, Wraps, a large stock and
you can buy them .about your own
Lots of Wraps, Blankets and furs.
Bat you should come in aud see the
Price. They will astonish you.
—Sleighs cheap before snow comes.
Best styles iu Dress Goods aud
Cloaks at
The Gamewell System.
A special meeting of the Council was
held, Tuesday evening, to hear the report
of the Committee appointed to examine
the Gamewell System of Fire Alarm. The
Committee consisted of Messrs Perrine,
Black and Schenck, but the latter two
alone, went to Sharpsbnrg, and they re
ported in favor of adopting the system.
Mr. Meyers had a complete system, on a
small scale, set up in the Council room,
and explained its workings. The matter
was talked over, and it was decided that
the town would need six boxes—one at
either end of both Main and Jefferson Sts.,
one at their crossing and one in Springdale
—connected by about five miles ol wire i
and that this would cost the town about
SISOO, which will be the entire cost if the
telegraph and telephone Cos. allow the use
of their poles, and the Co. Commissioners
allow the use or the Court House bell.
A motion to accept the report, adopt the
system, and continue the Committee till
next meeting, carried.
The Council think the system should bo
put up, but are not sure of their ability to
pay tor it at present, aud will defer the
purchase until after the "Round np" of the
past year's business.
Oil Notes.
McCormick it Co's well on the Barnhart
farm near Buttercup was completed last
week, and is reported good for 35 bbls.
a day.
The Dale <t Thompson well on the An
derson farm in Penn twp. is reported to be
doing 75 bbls a day.
Mr. Phillips has a good well on the
The Boiler hou»e on the Byerley farm in
Jefferson twp. was burned last Saturday
night; and a pumper named J. H. Kimble
was badly burned.
A well is being drilled on the Frank
Fruth farm in Jefferson twp. near Gibson
and Gregan's well on the Loyal Welsh.
Mr. Chambers has sold bis leases on the
Welsh and other farms to Mr. Steele.
Mr. Breed has sold his leases on the
Bumphrey, and other farms to the McCal
rnont oil Co., for $50,000.
Marcus Hillings, at one time the most
prominent oil producer of this and other
counties, died at his home in Oil City last
Sick People.
Tho family of Peter Albert of Franklin
twp. are down with the grippe, and the
neighbors are doing their feeding.
Three children of A. J. Baker, of Penn
twp., are down with typhoid fever.
Mrs. Newton Snow and child of Browns
dale are down With typhoid fever.
Miss Lottie Morris of W. Pearl St. ia
down with the grippe.
Miss Belle Hutchison of Grove City is
seriously of ill consumption.
Three members ol Treas. Wilson's fami
ly are down with the grippe at their home
in Centerville, aud Jim has it himself,
but is keeping on dnty.
Mr. E. L Varnum. of Centre twp., is
recovering from the grippe.
Dr. De Motte—Tuesday, Feb. a.
Br Do Motte, whose lecture during the
Institute was so instructive and entertain
ing, will deliver another in the interest of
the High School, in the Opera House in
Butler, on Tuesday evening of next week.
His subject will be "Old Ocean, Our Slave
and Master."
This is said to be his best lecture, and
he will illustrate it with the aid of an ap
paratus that cost him S7OOO.
The total receipts of the High School
course up to date are $025 and their expen
ses S7OO. They still need help.
Tickets will be ijpld at 50 and 35 cents,
and can be purchased at Heinenian's, Sat
urday morning.
The Markets.
Our grocers aie paying 25 for butter, 25
for eggs, 40 for potatoes. 25 to 30 for apples,
50 tor parsnips, 30 for turnips, 4to 7 for
cabbage, 11 cts for dressed chicken, 13 for
dressed turkey.
Timothy hay from country wagons sl2
to sls, mixed hay sl2 to sl3, wheat straw
$6 00, oat straw SB, mill feed sl6 to $22,
wheat by car loads 98 to $1 00, rye 91 to
94, oats 34 to 39, corn 45 to 51, buckwheat
flour 2i to 2^.
Couutry roll butter 15 to 20. fresh eggs
in cases 23 to 24, apples $1.25 to $2.25 a
bbl., beans $1.75, cabbage on track 3 to 4 a
head, from store 1.25 to 1 50 a bbl., honey
16 to 17, yellow onions 80 to 85 a bu.,
tallow 4c, potatoes from siore 45 to 50, on
track 38 to 40.
Dressed chicken 13 to 15, duck and
turkey 14 to 16.
At Herr's Island, Monday, common,
to mixed cattle sold at 2$ to 4, bulls and
dry cows 1£ to 3J.
Veals calves retailed at 6 to 6J.
Sheep sol:l at to sj, and lambs at
51 to 6i.
The market for hogs was active at an
advance of from 10 to 15 c. on last week's
prices. Chicago and Ohio hogs retailed
at to 4.85.
on Monday at 62f, Tuesday at
Wednesday at 624.
J Series of Three Special Excursions to
Washington, 1) C via Penn
sylvania Railroad.
Gratifying was the success of the first
tour in the Washington Pennsylvania
Railroad series, which left the 21st inst.
The tours afford a delightful opportunity
of visiting the National Capital iD its most
attractive season while both houses of
Congress are in session and all the depart
ments open to visitors; three tours remain,
February 4th, 11th, aud 25th, 1892. Ex
cursion tickets will be good for ten days
from date of sale, admitting of a stop over
in Baltimore in either direction within the
proper limit, and tourists will travel in a
special train of parlor and day coaches.
Rate. Train Leaves.
Pittsburg $9 00 900 A. M.
Blairsville 755 922 "
Washington...Arrive 8 45 P. M
The tickets will be good for use on any
regular train of the dates above named ex
cept limited txpress trains The return
coupons will be valid for passage en any
regular train within the return limitexcept
the Pennsylvania Limited.
Meeting of the Stockholders of
the Mechanics B. &. L. Asso.
There will be held the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the
Mechanics Building & Loan Associa
tion, at their office in Huselton build
ing. on February Bth, 1892.t0 hear
the auditors report for past year, to
elect nine directors to serve durnig
the ensuing year, and lor other busi
ness that may come before the meet
C. A ABRAMS. Sec'y.
DK S. GRAHAM, Pres't.
The Normal School, Edinboro, has
H well deserve*! reputation for arous
iug the energies of students, and
darling them on the road of self im
The Best in America.
That is the kind of Blankets we
sell. Every one who has boaght
them knows it aud eyery one who
does buy them will find it out.
Truthful Advertising.
Is the only kind that pays, which
explains the fact that Ritter & Ral
ston do the trade. R. & R
—Confectionery and fruits at the
City Bakery.
There are forty-five applications for
liqnor license in Venango conniy.
| Twenty-tbree are from Oil City.
Feeding mouldy hay to horses has re
sulted in the death of several fine animals
in the southern part of Chester county.
The court of Venango county granted
22 licenses for Oil City. 13 for Franklin. 4
for Emlenton and one each for Rouseville,
1 Fleasantville, Scrubgrass and Sugarcreek.
A new mode ol crippling husbands was
innocently brought into use Saturday
night by Mrs Thomas Edwards of Hazel
ton, Luzerne coanty. She had removed
tho mattress and springs from a certain
bed, and when her husband retired with
out a light, he jumped into bed, landed on
the floor and broke an arm and leg.
Aaron Good, ft prosperous farmer resid
ing near Harrison City, Westmoreland Co.
was strick-sn down a few days ago with
the grip. Friday morning, in tho presence
of his family, he arose from his bed. went
to a bureau drawer, took out his revolver,
and before the family were cognizant of
what he was doing, placed it to his right
temple and blew ont his brains. His suf
ferings had made him temporarily insane.
Mr. Good, who wa« about 50 years old,
leaves a wife and grown up family. Thurs
day afternoon he said to his that some
thing awlul was going to happen before
long, but she never thought he meant to
take his life.
A funny case was heard recently before
a justice of the peace of Indiana county,
Alexander Henderson, a farmer, sued a
neighbor, Andrew Hyerly, for the larceny
of four ducks. The ducks were stolen
while young from Henderson's farm, and
the latter brought seven witnesses to prove
that they hed been seen in Byerly's barn
yard. Two attornies argued the case, and
much queer evidence was given. One old
lady swore that she knew the ducks by
their color, and the way they walked
"which," she added, "was peculiar to
their breed." The case was decided in
Henderson's favor, and $2 damage awarded.
"Col. J. Ross Thompson, of Eiie, was
called to Warren last week to defend the
case of Edward Mead vs the P. A E. Rail
road Co. Mr. Mead bad lost a valuable
cow by beiug run down on the road and
had brought suit to recover. After the
plaintiff had his evidence in Col. Thompson
moved a non-suit. He alleged that tho
company was not liable for the killing of
cattle running at large. He also set up
tbat it was the Taw that those who wish to
pass over erossin/s must "stop, look, and
listen," and that there was no evidence
that the cow had complied with the law.
The animal, therefore, was guilty of con
tributory negligence and tbe plaintiff
could not recover. This novel argument
created considerable amusement in court,
and the judge held it under advisement.
At Dixmont Hospital, Friday night, a
supposed harmless lunatic named Williams
was put to sleep with eleven others in the
same room, and during tbe night he chok
ed a man named McFee to death, and was
at work on another named Brownella
when he was discovered. About 1 o'clock
as the night watchman, was making his
rounds, be heard a queer gurgling noise
coming from tbe room in which the dozen
demented persons were sleeping. He burst
open tbe door to find the new patient
bending over the old man Brownella, who
is deaf and dumb, and twisting a piece of
sheet around bis neck. Brownella was
black in the face. Had the atteneant
been a few minutes later he would have
been dead. On another bed lay McFee
cold in death. An improvised rope, such
as Williams had been choking Brownella
with was knotted tightly around his neck.
A piece of the sheet lind been thrust into
his mouth and far down his throat.
Williams was proceeding about his work
in the calmest manner imaginable, and of
fered not the least resistance to the attend
ant's interference with his murderous
work. He explained, before being led a
way to be put in a strait jacket, that his
victims had persisted in talking while he
wanted to sleep, and he had to adopt some
method of silencing them. McFee had a
mania for talking himself.
The romantic marriage of Mr. Hollin
bank, of Hickory, Mercer county, who got
his wife through an advertisment, an
nounced a few nunths ago, has terminated
disastrously, as it is reported that the
couple have separated, each ruing the
A story is told of a choir in one of the
Erie city churches, where at tho choir
rehearsal the other day, when it was bitter
cold, a ventilator or window near the
organ loft was left open, allowing a
piercing draft to strike tbe singers. As a
natural consequence, all but two of the
members of tbe choir caught cold, and
failed to materialize at tbe next service.
The minister, who had not observed the
falling off in tbe number of the singers,
gave out the hynm:
"Let those refuse to sing
Who do not love the Lord."
Turning to his choir, he then was
horror-stricken to find but two of the
warblers there.
Isaiah Clark, aged 112 years, ofMechan
icsvnle, Indiana Co., is dying of gangrene,
resulting from the fracture of a leg four
years ago, and which he refused to have
Robert Pollock, of Indiana Co., commit
ted suicide a few days ago, on the eve of a
church trial. The following note to his
wife was found in his pocket.
Dear Mary—l am guilty of a wilful lie
in that church business, and am no more
able to conceal it. 1 have run on until I
cannot return. Tell Andrew and Uncle
David's. Mt.ry, you are my beir. All I
have is yours.
H. 11. Winans, a prominent citizen of
Venango county is on trial at Franklin, on
a charge of burglary.
—A stove and fine grate can be
purchased cheap bj any one needing
those articles. Information given at
this office.
Prospect Normal Academy
It will cost you but a penny to
send for a catalogue of Prospect
F. W. MAOEE, Principal,
Prospect, Pa.
—Tbe best Indigo blue calicos at
5 cents a yard at tbe People's store
No. 323 S Main St.
—Boarding House Cards, with Act
of Assembly, 25 ceutß for half-a-dozen,
for sale at CITIZEN office.
Largest assortment and best values
in Dress Goods and Cloaks at
New Importations.
Spring embroideries now on sale.
Tbe largest and finest assortment
ever offered in Butler. Also white
goods, sheeting, muslins and all
kinds of spring domestics marked at
extremely low prices for the benefit
of those who desire to have their
spring sewing done by the time
spring comes. R. & R.
—lce cream furnished in any
quantity, for parties, by the City
Very low prices on Fine Umbrel
las at
L. Sxbn & WON'*.
The Best Is
none to good if you are
rick The physician ex
pects results and this can
only be obtained ichen pure
drugs are dispensed. Pu
rity care and accuracy in
every department of our
business. Only registered
pharmacists are employed
and personal supervision
given to every detail. ITir
endeavor to keep every
thing that is inquired for,
but if ice do not have ichat
your prescription calls for
tee will tell you so and do
our best to get it for you
at the earliest possible
time. Xo matter ichat is
needed for the sickroom
come to our store. Our
prices are as low as con ■
sistent with pure goods.
Inferior ones we do not
care to handle at any
price Physicians pre
scriptions and family re
ceipts a specialty.
C. N. BOYD, Druggist.
Diamond Block, Butler, Pa.
IDS. CO. ol North America, lOGth v ear.
ASSETS $5,951,518 83.
Home Ine. Co. Assets $9,091,192 58
Hartford Ins. Co. " $6,576,616 13
Continental Ins. Co. " $5,000,000
London Assurance Co. Incor'd. 1720
N. Y. Life Ins. Co. As'ts 115,000,000
to the Court House.
CAPITAL'Paid.Up, ... «100,000.00.
Jos. Hartman, Pres't. D. Osborne. Cashier,
J. V. Rltts.Vice Pres't, C. A. Bailey,Ass't Cash'
Jos. Hartman, C. P. Collins, O. M. Kussell,
H. MCweeney, C. D. Greenlee, J. V. Rltta,
E. E. Abrams, Leslie Hazlett. I. U. Smith,
W. S. Waldron, L>. Osborne.
A general banking bnsiness transacted. In
terest paid on time deposits. Money loaned.on
aporovec security.
Foreign exchange bought and sold.
The Reason
For the great gain in our business is
that when parties buy a bill of us
they are so we.l pleased with the
value of their purchases compared
with the amouat of money invested
that tbey give vent to their satisfac
tion in conversation with others, and
thereby become advertising agents
for R & R.
—Bargains in Dry Goods and
Notions at the People's Store, fcio
323 S Main St.
—Hello. What is it? Why D
E. Jackson is Belling dress goods 25
per cent less than tbey can be bought
anywhere else. How so? Because
he is selling that inucb below value
to close out.
The Case School.
The new catalogues of Case School
of Applied Science,containing descrip
tions of the courses in Civil, Mechan
ical, Mining and Electrical En
eginering, and in Physics, Chemis
try, and Architecture; requirements
for admission; expenses, etc., are just
published and can be obtained tree of
charge by addressing E. Case, Sec'y,
9 Rockwell St., Cleveland, O.
We Are Bound
To clean out our wraps, blankets and
furs. To do so we are offering them
at lower prices than ever known to
the trade. R & R.
—Before snow comes is the time to
buy sleighs cheap.
New Broadcloths, Bedford Cords,
Henriettas aud Fine Dress Goods at
—Sleighs cheap before snow comes*
—Before snow comes is the time to
buy sleighs cheap.
—Towels at 5 cents a pair, at tbe
People's Store, No. 323 S. Main St.
—lce for sale at the City Bakery.
—Buy the Lansing Wagon—it is
tbe best. For sale by
122 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
—Zuver's Pictures leave nothing
wanting in finish, tone or a correct
—You can now save from 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.
Any good square man or woman
can earn money in spare time as local
agent for the warranted fruita, 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.
Awful Cold Weather.
Ladies and Misses' Cloaks in great
variety at lowest prices at
—The cheapest place in Butler to
buy stoves is HENRY BIEHL'S,
No. 122 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Don't forget uS on Hoßiery and
Gloves, we always have tbe best at
lowest prices
The Readers,
of this paper have learned by experU
ence tbat we never put in wild ad
vertisements. but merely state facts
in regard to our stock and prices.
—lce cream at last summer's
prices at Morrison's City Bakery.
—Fine cakes at the City Bakery
German Knitting Yarn, Spanish
and Saxony.Yarns at
—Buy your sleighs now and get
CttTBQCPC or oincfi.wro with to
Mil J bit I Ivblld this pap* .Of obtain •stirrat «
jn IP wh«n in Chicago, will find it on ffc » I
*5 *0 49 iwow. St., * AB||£TIIAIIIC
LvttU ft IRUWwi
Financial State
Ist. Bonded indebtedness....# 65 500 00
2nd. Outstanding warrants.. 9 362 21
3rd. Due John Osborne on
Main St. paving 53 710 48
Credit 49 100
Bal 4 610 48
4th. Due John Osborne on
Diamond St. paving 5 420 52
CreJit 2 500 00
Bal 2 926 52
sth. Due E F Hughes on sew
er contracts:
Ist Dist, Main St 3 680 10
" Jefferson St. Bin 1 605 04
" Jackson Alley 2 682 23
" W Pearl St 1 IS9 71
•* Alley South ot W Pearl 5.V4 00
" Chestnut St 1 372 10
" W North 1 064 80
" McKean Alley 2 734 40
" Alley between Bluff and
Washington 1 007 45
" Jefferson St. 15 in 1 053 53
" Alley N and Eof North 1 138 40
" East Pearl St 1 034 15
" Fulton St 918 12
" McKean St 170 00
" Alley >V. of Chestnut St 1 591 15
" Clay St 4 246 26
26 041 44
Fairview and Walker Ave 1 371 84
" Brown Ave 1 149 88
Mifflin St 170 00
Howard St 701 06
S Main St 503 63
3 896 41 !
Total 29 937 85
Credit by cash 20 858 96
Bal due E F Hnghes 9 078 89
6th. Due McPoland A Graham
on sewers:
Brown Ave and alley East of
Brown Ave 1 754 36
Franklin St 713 35
2 468 11
Credit 1 000 00
Bal 1 468 11
7th. Due Ott Bros on sewers:
McKean St 1 684 00
Mifflin St 1 086 00
Walnut St 517 32
Centre Ave 5 781 67
9 068 99
Credit... 6 176 00
Bal 2 892 99
Bth. Dua John Osborne, extra
on culverts on Main St out
side of contract 453 33
9th. Due Vulcan Iron Co, Bal
on iron culverts 254 14
10th. Due Long & Doyle pav
ing contracts:
E Jefferson St 13 801 84
W " 16 241 54
Centre Ave I 11 945 17
41 988 55
Credit 23 339 70
Bal 18 648 85
11th. Due T C Campbell, att'y
on sewering and paving con 270 00
12th. Due Peter Schenck, treas
com. on pav. and Sew. con 1 179 75
13th Dae Hy Wagner dama
ges on Chestnut 91 50
14th. Due Chas Rebhun.jugd't 291 40
15tn. Due Hose House rent.. 100 00
16ih. Am't advanced on pav.
and sew. accounts to be re
placed by proceeds of bonds
to be issoed 5 791 54
Total 122 919 7\
Unpaid on assessments:
Main St paving 5 022 61
Diamond St " 1 271 50
E Jefferson " less school as't 1 625 97
Centre Ave " " " 1 627 68
W. Jefferson St. paving 11 179 36
First Dist. sewer 5 197 01
Springdale sewers less school
assesment 3 802 62
Howard St. sewer 364 27
Franklin and Walnut St sewer 333 41
South Main St. sewer 404 00
Cash on hand less checks out
standing 7 566 89
Uncollected taxes less collect
ors commission and exon
erations, estimated 8 399 00
Cash to be covend in the treas
ury from sale of bonds 5 791 54
52 585 86
Net indebtedness 70 333 85
Statement of indebtedness incurred in
pursuance of vote to increase indebtedness
to seven per centum on valuation.
Net indebtedness as stated
above S7O 333 85
Bonds issued paid and retired 6 000 00
Total 76 333 85
Amount of funded debt 65 500 00
Amount of floating debt,actual 57 419 71
Amount of floating debt,net.. 4 833 85
Amount of tbe last proceeding
assessed valuation of taxable
property.... ..............2 260 900 00
Assets of corporation and charaotor and
nature thereof.
1 St. sweeper estimatd, value.. 380 00
1 " scraper " " . 200 00
4 hose carriages " " . 1 600 00
2000 feet of fire hose " " - 800 00
1 ladder truck and ladders
estimated, va1ue........... 75 00
100 lamp posts and lamps
estimated, va1ue........... 2 000 00
1 sate estimated, value 65 00
2 fire bells " " .... 95 00
65 tire hydrants " " .... 2 500 00
10 axes " " .... 15 00
4 lanterns " " 12 00
4 trumpets " " .... 20 00
7 762 00
Dates of maturity and forms
of bonded debt.
Coupon bonds series "F".... 8 000 00
2 000 00 payable each year on
the 13th of Nov., the first
maturing in 1892,
Conpon bonds series "G".19 000 00
2 000 00 payable each year on
the 19th day of July, the
first maturing in 1892,
Conpon bonds series "H"... 25 000 00
1 000 00 payable each year on
tbe first day of June, the
first maturing in 1892,
Coupon bonds series "1".... 13 000 00
SI,OOO payable each year on
the first day of July—the
first maturing in 1892.
Each of the above bouds bears
4 per c int. per year, free of
State tax
For the Borough of Butler this 27th day
of January, 1892.
Prest., Town Council. As't. Burgess.
Levi M. WISB, Seo'y of Town Council.
X <2 r LES^
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
eome and look through my stock. I
know I can save you money.
Next door to Butler Savings Bank,
Butler, P».
WE ARE NOT giving goods away, but are selling
them so low as to be within the reach of all. Overcoats at
Cost; l Odd Pants at Cost; Underwear at way down prices; in
fact everything in winter clothing is so low that you need not
be without it; if you are, it is your own fault. DON'T FAIL
TO SEE our #2.50 wool pants, it's the best value ever offer
ed for the money, being a good, well made, heavy pant, suit
able for dress or business wear. Now do not be talked into
going anywhere else for clothing until you've seen what we
have. Everything guaranteed to be as represented or your
money will be refunded.
Clothier and Furnisher,
104 S. Maih Street, - Butler, Pa.
Worth Looking
Oar Boots and Shoes are making
an impreneion "on the Bands of time."
We help onr customers to make tbeir
walk in life easy by fitting them with
-y w '"'oes l ' )4t t ' l *' r feet comfortably.
,ff T P a 7 special attention to this, as no
* ~ Hoot or Bboe will wear well that does
not fit properly. There is enough trouble and pain in this life without
increasing it by wearing 111 fitting shoes
All onr footwear is selected carefully from the most improved lasts as
well as quality of stock, etc.
We keep the kind that will fit comfortably and wear, we keep the
best at the lowest prices.
We don't keep a Ladies Shoes at SI.OO and *ar it ia worth s2.oo,tbat is
an old, old chestnut, but we do Bar we har« a Ladies fine Shoe at $1 00,
that cannot be matched either for dtyl* or wear, wo s.iy the same of our
Ladies entire line from $1.25, $1 60. $2.00. $2 50, and $3.00 and up to $4 00
and $4 50.
Don't you g® 4 tired of reading some fellows advertisements when
they 6ay goods a re being Slaughtered at any price to clean op. etc., that
this or that BOVB Boot is selling at $1 00 worth $2.00 Now there is just
one of two things, either they made a big profit before or not telling the
truth , recollect these liberal fellow* don't low any money, goods are per
haps dear at the low prices named after you see them and more especially
after you wear them-
It seems useless to qQote a long list of prices as you cannot judge unless
you see the goods, but if you want the best Boys Boots at SI.OO, aises 1 to
5 you ever saw you can get it here, a Man's Boot at $1 50, Children's Shoes
at 25, 50 and 75 cts , Boy's fine Shoes at 85 cts., these are straight prices no
humbug to pull you in, neither are tbey sold at
Have a lot Misses Rubbers at 10 cts. a pair and they are not worth 30
cts. either, recollect we have the lancet stock to select from, best goods and
lowest prices, we don't handle any old jjbs. sold cheap on account of some
imperfections, but solid, new and desirable lines at the lowest price.
C. & D.
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 ot 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.
measure at Aland's
if you desire a Fall
Suit, Overcoat or
Trousers, that are
made to the newest
mode and decree Jof
Our stock is large,
comprising a care
fully selected assort
ment of
Brown Scotch
Tweeds for busi
ness suits:
Black and Blue
Diagonals for dress
Neat Stripes and
Cheques for trousers:
Wh i pcor d and
Crepes spec i a 11y
made for full dress
And an excellent
line of overcoatings.
Advtrtbiu:; bu P""*
successful. Before plulniiny
a fIFTK Newspaper A 6 ■ tWOff ottPl
jmWPEJ innruaa an%
Trains leave the Writ Peon depot at foot
east Jefferson St. as follows:
0:20 a. m.—Market—arriyea at Allegheny at
8:40 and 9:13 p. m.
e:4O a. m.— Express—arrives at Allegheny
at 10:30 a. aa.
11:00 a. m.—Accomodation—arrives at Alle
gheny at 1:21 p. m.
J:45 p. m—Accomodation—arrives at Alle
at 4:44 p. m.
5:00 p m. -Express—arrives at Alleghany at
Allegheny at 6:48 p. m.
The 6:20 a. m. train and 2:45 p. m. trains
connect at RnUer J auction with trains East
to Blairsville Intersection, where oonneetion
is made with the Day Express and Phtlad'a
Express going Ea«t.
Trains arrive at Bat rat 9-35 and 10:35 a.
m. and 1:30, 6.-00 and 7:50 p. m., leaving Al
legheny at 6:55, 8:50 and 10:40 a. m. and 3:
15 and 6;10 p. m.
P. A w. B. K.
Trains leave the P. A W depot near Ce,
tre Ave.,Southside, Butler time, as follwa
going south:
6:00 a. m.—Allegheny Aooomodation.
8:00-Allegheny and Akron Express—runs
on Sunday to Allegheny, and oonneoti for
New Castle that day.
10:20 a. m.— Allegheny Accomodation.
2:50 p. m.—Allgheny Express.
3:20 p. m.—Chicago Express, runs on San
6:10 p m—Allegheny and Zelienople Mail,
ft una on Sunday to Allegheny alone.
On Sunday alone, at 9 a. m., New Castle
Going North—lo:o6 a. m. Bradford Mail.
5:20 p. in—Clarion Aooom.
7:40 p m.—Foxburg Accom.
No Sunday trains on the narrow-gauge.
The 3:30 p. m. train South connects at Cal
lery with the Chicago express, whioh runs
daily and is equipped with the Pnllman buf
fet anil sleeping coaches.
Trains lor Butler leave Alleghany at
6:30 and 10;30 a. in., city time, and 3:16, 6:26
Hud 7:40 p. m Ou Sunday at »:30 a. m. and
4:20 p in
Trains trrive at Butler at 9:35 and 10:20 a.
ra. »ml 12:30, 4:45. 7:35 and 9:40 p. m. San
day at 10:20 and o:10.
Trains leave the PAW depot, Bntler
time, aa followa:
5:30 a m, to Erie, arriving there at 10:45
a. m.
10:30 a. m. to Erie, arriving there at 3:20
p m.
5.-00 p. m. to Greenville, arriving there at
7:25 p m.
A train arrives from Greenville at 10:05 a.
m with ttirough car to Alleghenv over the
P. A W; one at 2.30 p. m. frem Erie which
connecu witb bom roa.ii to Allegheny, and
one at 8:40 p. m from Erie.
Trains leave Milliards at 6:25 and 11:15 a.
m. slow time.
The 8:30 a. m. and 3 p. in. trains on both
roads in Allegheny connect with trains on
the P. S A L E. at Bntler.
Take the time to wralk up
East Jeffersonjßtreet to Bee the
window-full of fine Remarque
Proof and Artists' Proof Etch
ings. Choice $1,50. Christ
mas is coming.
Farm containing 200 acres, located in
Donegal Twp., well waterad, good orchard
plenty of fruit, good dwelling, barn, apnng
house, granery, and best farm in the
nhip for stock raining or cultivation. For
merly George Gilleag. to-- *
Bottor Oo>, (ftKor* P. 0.