Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, March 16, 1894, Image 2

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FRIDAY, QABCH 16. 1894.
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Republican Announcements.
Subject to the Republican Primary.
Saturday. April 28th, between the hours oi
of 1 and 7 p.m.
(Two to nominate)
Ot Butler.
Of Fairview.
Of Forward.
Ot Butler.
Of Butler.
HAB Of* Franklin twp., tormerly of Worth.
Of Billiards.
Of Concord twp.
Of Franklin twp.
Of Clinton twp.
(Three to elect.)
Of Adams.
Of Fairview.
Of 81ipperyrock.
Of Cherry twp.
Of Butler.
Washington Notes.
On Thursday the Democratic member*
of the Senate Finance Committee finished
their tinkering of the Wilson bill, and re
ported the bill to the whole committee.
Sugar is taken off the free list and a tariff
of one cent a ponnd put on it, 40 cents a
ton is pnt on coal and iron ore; wool and
laraber are left on the free list; 50 per cent,
ad valorem is pnt oil clothing; glassware
is raised for 30 to 40 per cent; the Income
tax remains a part ot the bill, etc.
On Friday President Cleveland relieved
the suspense that has been overhanging the
postmastership of Pittsburg for the past
year by sending to the Senate the appoint
ment of John C. O'Donnell. J. J- Finney,
the celebrated detective, was appointed
postmaster of Tarentum.
The Senators were all studying the
amended Wilson bill,and some Democratic
Senators were said to be dissatisfied.
Senator Pefier created a sensation by asking
for a*committee to investigate the charges
certain Senators had been speculating
in Sugar.
On Monday by a strict party vote the
Democrats on the Senate Finance Com
mittee refused to give even five shoit days
to a hearing at which workingmen,farmers
and manufactures might state their object
ions to the Wilson bill. And this in the
face of tbe fact that five weeks had been
spent is-fixing it up so as to suit the Sugar
trust, the lead trust, and those Democratic
Senators like Gorman, of Maryland, and
Pugh and Morgan, of Alabama, to say
nothing of giving opportnnities to other
Democratic Senators to juggle with tbe
sngar duties and make fortunes in the
New YdSrk stock market.
The Republican Senators on the finance
committee began their dissection that day.
Part of the schedules were gone over and
their faults shown up. But the Democrats,
while not defending their work, made no
On Tuesday Chairman Amos Cummings
of the Naval Committee introduced a reso
lution in Congress calling on Secretary
Herbert for full information concerning
the much talked of armor plate contracts.
Mr. Cummings said that tbe object of
the resolution was to get all tbe facts in
the case. Said he:
Tbe House wants to know tbe truth and
the Country wants to know it, and this is
the way to get it. We want all the infor
mation the Secretary of the Nary has, and
more, if there is more behind it. I know
what the coarse of the Navy Department
has been in the affair, and there is nothing
in it to its discredit. If anyone is entitled
to b!ame it is the Carnegie company, which
is responsible for tbe trouble.
On Wednesday the Benate passed the
Bland seiguorage bill; refused to consider
the sugar investigation resolution; and tbe
tariff bill was yet being discussed by the
Finance Committee.
The Proposed Site for the High School.
Section 1 of the act of assembly author
izing and regulating the taking, use and
occupancy of certain public burial places
for common school purposes, reads as fol
Bsc I'. Be it enacted, "That when
ever the board of directors or controllers of
any school district in this Commonwealth
shall deem it desirable to occnpy for pur
poses of common school education any
ground therein used as a public barial
place, or conveyed in fee to a municipal
corporation to be kept as a public burial
place, such board may, by resolutioa pass
ed by tbe affirmative vote of at least four
fifths of all the members thoreof, and duly
entered on the minutes, declare its inten
tion to take, use and occupy tbe same for
the,purpose aforesaid, designating the
same in said resolution by metes and
bounds: Prodded, No more than one half
•ere of ground shall at any one time be so
taken, used or occapied: .ind Provided,
This act shall not apply to burial grounds
of religions societies, churches or congre
gations, or of private corporations or asso
ciations, nor to portions thereof devoted to
public use or the burial of the poor, nor
to the burial grounds on or connected witb
almshouse properties.
Then..it goes on to provide for viewers,
damages, judgment, etc., and acting un
der tbe law the School Board of Butler
at its special meeting of Saturday evening,
by a vote of-14 to 2, resolved to occupy
or obtaiu control of the old cemetery lo>.
facing on McKean and North ets., for
school purposes, and will petition Court to
approve of tbeir resolution, appoint view
ers, etc.
The lot in question was deeded by tbe
Cunninghams to tbe borough for burial
purposes nearly a hundred years ago, no
interment has been made in it for many
years, it has not been kept in order, and is
now and has for many years been an "eye
sore.'' The few bodies remaining in it
could easily be removed, and the lot
would then be one of tbe most central and
therefore the most available in Butler for
a High School or for general school pur
poses. • ...
Theatres and Their Influence.
To everything there is a season and a
time to every purpose under the heaven. —
Kcclesiastes. iii., 1.
The place which the theatre occupies in
onr modern society, whether we are to
stoutly defend its claims or humbly apolo
gize for its necessary evil —this is a ques
tion which is always in the air. It has ex
cited almost as mach controversy as relig
ion, but while both parties have beec
equally honest they have not made much
progress toward an agreement.
The peculiarity of the debate is one that
obtains with no other subject under dis
pute, for while the advocates of the stage
-peak from a large personal experience
those who denounce it have generally had
no personal experience whatever. If the
clergy,whose motives are by no means to
ue impugned, shonld see Mr. Jeflerson s
Rip Van Winkle orMr.lrving's Becket,and
then declare that the spectacle lowers the
moral tone of the audience, we might differ
with them in opinion, bat their judgment
would deservedly have exceeding weight.
It is not necessary for a man to visit a
gambling dive in order to discover that
it is harmful, because it is universally con
ceded that gam es of chance are an nnmiti
siated evil and cannot be defended by any
show of argument. Dramatic representa
tion has been wrongly classed in the same
category but assuredly it does not belong
there. The drama is not essentially evil,
and must therefore be criticised by the
effects it produces on society and the indi
What are some of these effects and to
what extent are they to be deplored T There
is no reason why we should lay aside all
prejudice and preconceptions and judge
the case simply on its merits. We can al
ways afford to be fair and there is no good
ground for bsing unjust.
First, then, it is charged that actors and
actresses have a oode of morals of their own
and that there is a degree of looseness in it
which is not to be tolerated. This is at
least partly true, aud it is unfortunate that
it is true. It is very desirable that both
actors and actressess should be above re
proach, but it is desirable that the men
and women who apolaud them should be
above reproach also. If every actor were
a Bavard the stage would urdoubtedly be
different from what it is, but we are bound
to add that if every man in the audience
were a Bayard society would take on a
different complexion. The rule which is
applied to the stage shonld be used else
where,and it is not quite generous to spurn
an actor for a course of life which is —such
is the laxity of public morals—easily con
doned in other people.
There is no excuse for immorality any
where, neither on the stage nor in business
life, nor in :he fashionable world. It, how
ever, a genuine crusade were to be under
taken and tbe attempt made to reconstruct
human nature it might be will to begin
with the stage, but it would never do to
end with it, and we venture to say that
we can name a score of actors and actress
es who would hail such a movement with
enthusiasm, for good men and women in a
profession ought not to suffer for the short
comings of the unworthy. This is true,
both behind and in front of tbe footlights.
We might refer to the late Mr. Booth's
career in illustration of this fact. He was
a noble, self-tacrificing, charitable and pa
triotic citizen as well as a great actor.
Take his life as a whole and there are few
in any profession who have exerted a more
manly and uplifting influence. He had a
great soul, and riobly deserved not only
the fame be won, but also tbe respect of
tbe world which was so cheerfully and
abundantly given.
Actora and actresses are public property.
Whatever they do is knewn. If they have
faults or if they commit a crime against ex
it ting customs it is at once spread broad
cast. A business man, a lawyer, a doctor
may be equally guilty, but his obliquity is
bidden. The world sees tbe worst side of
tbe actor's character always, and forms its
j ndgement from that side; it sees the best
side of every one else, and frequently over
estimates bis worth. Ihe actor can hide
notbi ng; other men in the community can
bide a great deal.
We aro defending no one by these state
ment:*, but simply trying to tell tbe plain,
a nvaraished truth. The stage is nothing
more to us than one of the factors of our
social life, which we would criticise with
candor and a regard for the general welfare.
But we must needs be careful not to over
blame one class whose faults are made glar
ing by oircumstances and ignore the faults
of other classes who have the opportunity
to conceal their misdoiDgs.
Second, it is charged that the theatre is
an unwholesome stimulant which cannot
fail to do injury If this be true it is a very
serious matter. But is it truef It is a
question which each one mast answer for
himself, and his answer should govern his
conduct. If a thing is not wrong in itself,
then it mu»t be judged solely by the effects
it produces.
It is not merely tbe love of amusement,
but the actual necessity of it, wbich sends
most people to tbe theatre. A few hours
"respite from business cares, and, so far as
women are concerned, from tbe harass
ment of domestic life, is very desirable and
and in most theatres it can be had without
injury A hearty laugh at a farce, an ev
eumug's nonsense which drags one out of
the rats of daily routine and forces one to
forget for the time being that the morrow
has heavy bnrdensi it is not only innocent,
but helpfal.
We venture to declare that in this re
gard tbe stage is accomplishing great good,
and fills a place f->r which there is no sub
stitute. Instead of abolishing it, if society
were itself pure enough to demand only
the best kind of drama, the theatre would
respond at once, for the manager is a busi
ness man, who ran t please the public in
order to reap success. The theatre never
leads, but always follows its patrons.
They find there just what pleases them,
and are themselves responsible if tbe stage
falls below nar
A cleau play can harm no one,but an un
clean play, and for that matter an unclean
anything else, whether it is found in poli
tics, in 'aw or in society, is not to be tol
erated. That is the only rule by wbich
our judgement should be controlled.—N.
Y. Herald.
Sinfully took the Cake.
A speoial from Slippery Rock says: "A
breach of discipline that would be funny if
it were not for the serious consequences
involved for tbe offenders developed at tbe
Normal School here yesterday. The stn
dents got a ration of cake at tbe Sunday
evening tea. Knowing that the cake must
be in the cupboard, Sunday morning. G. F.
Dumblat, Todd Goodie. Frank Foulk and
J. C. McMillen, rooming in tbe gentle
men's dormitory,left their beds at 2 o'clock
and in reckless disregard of the sacred day
and the pain and penalties sure to follow
detection, broke and entered the pantry in
the boarding hall and did sinfully and
surreptitiously steal, extract and eat eight
cakes. Principal Dr. Maltby did the de
tective work that practically convicted
these men of cribbing the cake.
Middlesex Item*,
Miss Margaret Jane Mcßride visited ber
sister, Mrs. S. A. Leslie, on Monday.
Misses Sadie Leslie and Katy White
sides were tbe guests of Mrs. Robt. Kyle
on last Wednesday.
Wendell Hicky is on the sick list.
M r.'. (Jor<i«lia Donahue and Miss .Susie
Le.ilie are visiting friends in this vicinity.
Mrs. Kobt. Jack visited f.-irmds in Bak
erstown and reports having a splendid
The New Railroad.
The following lrom the East Brady
Hcrietc of last * eek is of interest to the
people of Fairview. Concord, and ad joining
In oar last issue -we announced that the
sale of the Brady's Bend IronCo's property
would be confirmed on Tuesday. March
6th, and that no doubt something coal J then
be learned as to the intentions of the new
syndicate in regard to the developments at
Brady's Bend. We were not disappointed.
What ba.-> transpired since oar last it>n»
should set at at rest all fears of the
'•Doubting Thomases" and quicken their
pulses in the interests of an enterprise that
will make this entire section from East
Brady to Butler teem with business in a
Very lew months at best. The new rail
road will be pushed forward ja«t as rapidly
as possible and there is no mistaken sound
in this. Only a faint conception of what
benefit will result froin this for East Brady
can be bad, for the enterprises that will be
established when a route to the great lakes
ie secured will put in the shade any past
advancement ia the history of oar to*n.
The first thing of interest in connection
with wnat has lately transpired to start
new inteiest in the B. B. I. Co. was the
arrival at the express office on Thursday
afternoon ot a big bundle ot scakes to be
used in marking tbe line of the railroad,
and in tbe evening four surveyors
from Pittsburg also arrived and next
morning began work on a line from
Brady's Bend to connect somewhere near
Butler with the Sbenango <fc Allegheny
Railroad. The names ot these gentlemen
are E. Holbrook, J. W. Patterson, Jr., S.
F. Hammond and D. D. Miller, all ol Pitts
burg, Mr. Holbrook being tbe chief engineer
i and an experienced and successful survey
or. He, with Mr. S. F. Hammond, looked
over the property last week preparatory to
1 commencing active operations. Friday
they started from the river bank just op
posite here and followed the line of the old
railroad up Sugaroreek to M. Kockett's
store, where they crossed tbe run and kept
up the right band side along the base ot
the hill until Mrs. Jos. Foringer's store
was reached, where the line was run up
the hollow, ana when the surveyors left
tbeir quarters at the Hotel Freeman this
(Wednesday) morning they expected to
reach the Summit, at high ridge about six
miles from this place and three from Mil
lerstown. They cannct tell at just what
point they will strike the S. <t A. Ky., but
i it will no doub, be at Hilliards or Uoal
i town. The distance between Hilliards and
Coaltown is about 8 miles. The grade of
the new railroad wilt be about 80 feet to
the mile. At tbe Summit the grade is
more than a hundred feet, but this will be
overcome by cuttiug down ttje hill: It is
thought about two weeks will be required
to run this line, and then tbe surveyors
expect to begin on another, and probably
a third, before a definite route w ill be
settled on, as the very best way out will
be tbe one selected, and not the cheapest.
Tuesday morning, March 6.0, the con
firmation of tbe oale took place at Kittau
ning without delay, there being no ob
jections tiled, and toe new company hare
now no hindrances to prevent the speedy
development of their property.
Th« 10:54 train Wednesday deposited
Messrs. X. G. Tustin .ind W. J. Hammond,
of Pittsburg, both members of the new
company winch purchased the B. B. I.
Co's property, and the former its new
manager. Oar reporter secured an inter
view with these gentlemen just before taey
started to inspect the property and found
bold pleasant and energetic business men,
who are almost enthusiastic regarding the
future of their vast property, East .Brady
and the country through which the road
will penetrate They are here to locate
two oil wells somewhere across the river,
and left oGr reporter alter the interview
shortly alter dinner to commence tnoir
work, intending to return home on the
evenittg tram. Operations in drilling these
wells will be commenced without delay.
Regarding the new railroad they said that
as soon as tbe surveyors had found the
best route a railroad would be built. This
means that in a few months men will be
employed preparing a bed for a railroad
through Brady's LSuud that will open up
an outlet to the lakes whereby their coa£
and minerals can be shipped at least 27
cents a ton cheaper than before or now.
Around The World.
A peculiar accident occurred at the lit.
Tacoma Manufacturing Company's mill in
Tacoma on the moruiug of February 6,
which is reported in the West Coast lum
berman as follows; Charles E. Tuttle. a
logger in the employ of the mill, was di
rected to split a large ce iar log lying upon
the carriage, as it was too large for tbe
saw. Tuttle stood upon tbe log and drove
a number of wedges into it, when the log
suddenly parted and the unfortunate man
in endeavoring to get oat of the danger,
slipped and fell into the opening between
the halves. Before he conld escape the
pieces closed in upon him leaving only hia
head outside. A number of workman saw
the accident, and the unconscious man
was released by prying the log apart. At
first it was thought that he had suffered
I internal injuries, but after a few days ot
rest be was able to resume work again,
John Rodgers, a resident ot Indiana,
was killed a few nights ago by a number of
members of tbe "Mulberry retective as
sociation," an organisation of farmers of
his conntv recently tormed with the
purpose of making horse stealing and other
modus of thieving which have been quite
prevalent for u long time, unpopular.
While Warren Thompson with his family
way absent from home, thieves entered tbe
house and made away witb a quantity of
meat flour and other provisions. John
Rodders was suspected. Farmer Thomp.
son called the association togatber and it
fn decided to watch R'Klgers' house for
tbe appearance of the thief with his plun
der. Fifteen men accordingly concealed
theuiselve* at various places about Rod
gers' premises and at 11 o'clock Rodgers
made bis appearance. It was asserted that
be was loaded with tbb stolen property.
At any rate an attempt was made to arrest
him. Rodgers resisted and drew a revol
ver. Tbe next instant bis body, riddled
with bullets, was writhing on the ground.
He lived ab.mt ten minutes
The Free School Books.
Supt. McCollough requests us to publish
the following communication received by
HARRISBUBU, Feb. 8, 1894.
DBAB SIB:—School text books purchased
by Boards of Directors at tbe expense of
their respective districts as authorized and
required by the Act of May 18, 1893, P L,
page 93, "are for use in tbe public schools."
The books cannot, therefore, be used un
der any conditions, whatever, in private
schools of any kind. Tbe directors have no
discretion in tbe matter, except what tb«<
law gives to them; and inasmuch as the
law itself limits the use of tbe books to the
public schools, tbp directors cannot con
sistently nor legally permit tbe use ot free
text-books in private or subscription
The patrons of the schools are to be oom
mended for tbe progressive spirit shown in
tbe desire expressed to have better educa
tional advantages for tbeir children than
are ofFered by short terms of school. The
proper course, however, to pursue in all
such cases, is to extend tbe term of tbe
public schools and thus give all tbe chil
dren tbe advantages of longer annual
terms, aud free text books as well as free
This is the correct solution of tbe whole
question aud is in accordance with the
spirit of tbe laws governing the operation
of the public school system. Where free
text books are in use, the schools must b i
free also, open to all children alike without
any conditions or restrictions which tbe
law itself does not authorize.
Very respectfully,
Supt. of Public Instructions.
A Surprise Party.
A very pleasant birthday surprise party
was given Tuesday evening in honor of
Mr. John Manic of East End and Lewis
Hite at the residence of tua latter on Brady
street. l>y sooie thirty five of tbeir fiiepds
A very pleasant evening was spent in
dancing auJ various other amusements,
Mr. Martin honored his lady friends witb
beautiful roses and tbe gent» with tine
figars, after which a very delicious lunch
was served. All departed pronouncing
Mr. and Mrs. Hite exceptionally good
host*. C, I>. M.
Six men were arrested in the first ward,
Pittsburg, Thursday, for illegal Toting;
and Judge Porter ordered the arrest of
fifty-seven other*.
The other day a mail train on the Penn
sylvania railroad from New York, earned
the largest mail that has ever passed
through Pittsburgh on any single train.
There were seven cars of mail matter,
aggregating over eighty tons. Sixty truck
loads of it were transferred to the Pan
handle and went on west, while the re
mainder went over the Ft. Wayne.
A well known Greensburg clergyman,
while dining out recently, was placed in a
very awkward predicament. The waiter,
in handing the soup, came in contact
the clergyman's pet corn, and tripping,
landed the boiling contents of *he tureen
into the clerical waistcoat: The situation
would have justified the use of strong
Saxon language, bat with bland and meek
•erenity the victim merely observed,"Will
not gome kind layman make an appropri
ate remarkf'
The 15 year-old son of Robert J. Evan,
of Lancaster, Pa left his bed one night
1 «st week, and in his night dress opened
tje door, climbed on a balcony rail and let
himself down on the roof of an adjoining
kitchen. He swung himself clear off the
roof of this buildiag and clutched the limb
of a tree. Then he slid to the ground and
ualed a fence, entering the premises of a
neighbor. He rapped loudly on the neigh
bor's door, awakening the family. He was
sound asleep and almost froren when taken
into the house.
A man who begins a fifty dollar law
sua to recover twenty dollars acts like a
fool, but tnere are plenty such. Bat a
worse case still turned up over in York
county last week. A farmer from a dis
tant part of the county went to Tork to
haveu cow which died for him taken from
his assessment. The cow was assessed at
sl6 and the tax would have been six cents.
To have this done cost him a trip to the
county town and return for whiob the fare
was one dollar, the loss of a day's time
and the expenses while in the city.
A curiosity in the form of a rabbit-cat
was recently presented by A. Nunn, to J.
H. Carman, and has attracted considerable
at Rupp <t Carman's saloon, where she or
has been kept. The freak was found in a
lumber yard in Erie a couple of years ago,
and was presented to Mr. Nuun who in
turn gave it to Mr. Carman. Its hind
quarters are rabbit and its fore-quarters
cat, the two animals being perfectly rep
resented in the parts named. Its hind
legs are the longest, aud it bops rather
than walks, and whether it is a rabbit or a
cat depeuds entirely on how yon look at
it, says the MnaJviile Republican
Eduiuud Bleakly, cashier of the Inter
national Bihk at Franklin, is in a peck of
trouble. List week suit was entered
against hiui for $5,000 for alienating the
affections of the wife of Clayton Newing
ham. The plaiutili' makes charges of the
persistent pursuit of his young wife, and
specifies alleged times, places and inci
dents involving grossly immoral conduct
on the part ol the defendant. The accus
ed is a prominent figure it financial as well
as social circles in Franklin. He has de
clined to make any statement but tays it
is a case of blackmail, pure and simple,
and will stand trial on the case.
The detail* of an unhappy affair, that
uia} involve a lamentable tall from grace,
are waited from the Mc(jui»tun settlement,
in Scrubgrass township, Venango Co. Her.
Mr. Stillwagon, a minister of the "Church
of god," is to bare a hearing beforw a local
Justice of the Peace on the charge of
audultery. The Co-respondent in the case
is Mrs. Win. Brown, of Mt. Hope, iu that
neighborhood a reputable young woman.
Her husband is the prosecutor, and three
or four of the brutheru are accusing wit
TUB meeting of the Lincoln League,
Monday evening was not largely attended
but those present hail a pleasant time.
Remarks Were made by William Vance of
Zelieuople, an old time Republican; P W.
Lowry, Win. Ritter and others, and the
Glee Club enlivened the evening with their
Petrolia Items.
Miss Gurty Alwortb of Butler is the
guest of her uncle, W. A. Fleming.
S. F. Bi>wser, J. C. Wilson, W. H.
Grove, W. J. Forquer and A. J. Forquer
were in Petrolia Saturday last.
T. 8. I'letohur of North Hope was in our
town on Saturday las).
There was a party at S. S. Kreps of
Fairview twp. on Friday, and to say that
Kev. Sberrard and Squire Fleming did
ample justice to the dinner is putting it
ligntly. There seems to be a secret be
tween these two men.
The protracted meetings are still g>ing
on with from twelve to twenty at the altar
every night.
Judge Oreer was inoqr t(ivn on Satdr
day last. lie had been attending the
funeral of his aunt, Mrs Alex. Black.
THK lawyers who are tryiug the case of
Miss Pollard vs. Col. Breckecridge at
Wasbiagtm, Monday, had some hot word*
iu Court, and alter adjournment one slap
ped another.
THE war in Brazil seems to be over; the
rebel admiral, DeUama, offered to surrend
er and is reported to have gone aboard a
Portugese man-of-war when bis offer was
refused; Admiral Meilo cannot be found.
Absolutely Pure.
A [en am of tartar I'tking powder. High
est of nil in lt-avenine strength.— Laits
United Statr.n Government Fowl Report.
Royal Baking Powder Co.,
106 Wall St.. N. Y.
utuai fire insurance Co.
u'.ce C.-)i . Main & C inninghamSts.
A C. IihJNRMAN, gcc**TAfiY.
Alfre iWlck, Henderson Oliver,
>r. W. Irvln. Jaines istephensor,
W. W. Blackmore.. N. Weltzel.
F. Bowman. D. T. Noms,
Ueo. Ketterer. CUas. Rebhun,
Geo, Ffcmio, John Koemntf.
Oar Green Boas Cutter (will (Jou.
ble jour egg production.
Beat and Cheapest in the market.
Circular free.
Oweoorlfy B* Y'
Clinton Items.
Isaac Maizland and his mother while re
turning from Saxonburg the other day
driving a colt met with a rin off, but
neither was hurt
The question lor debate at the Love liter
ary society next Friday night is "Resolved
that the works of nature are more beauti
ful than art." Affirmative. George Love,
H. Fredley and J. L Maizland, Negative,
Henry W. lleckert, F W. Eka* and W.A.
Robert Sefton, of Clinton, was the guest
of Mr. Ed Knoch of Middlesex last Sunday
The members of the Albert Hay Debat
ing Society at their regular weekly meet
ing. last Saturday evening, resolved to dis
continue their meetings. The President
made a brief address thanking the society
lor the interest they had manifested and
then adjourned.
X. X
HILL—At her home near Valencia, March
4, 1894, Maggie, wile of Frank Hill, in
her 25th year.
BREWER—At his home in Clinton twp.,
March 9th, 1894; John Brewer, aged
abont 70 years.
He wai one »f Clinton twps., I e t citizei s
and leave* the sons and two danghters
FLEMING—At her home in Pittsburg.
March 11, 1894. Minnie Alma, daughter
of R J. Fleming, aged 6 years.
FRAZIER—At his home in Pittsburg,
Marcn 10, 1894, John G. Frazier, aged
42 years.
SKILLMAN —At the residence of her son,
J. C. in Butler, March 13, 1894, Mrs.
Elizabeth Skillmau, in her 83d year.
HUSELTON—At her home in Butte City,
Montana. Maggie Maxwell, wile of Win.
Hnselton, aged 26 j ears.
She TU a daughter of J as. A. and Barbara
Maxwell; and moved to Montana shortly
after her marriage seven years ago, where
Mr. Hnselton is engaged in mining.
BADGER—March 7, 1894, infant child of
Frank Badger, oi Butler.
LEIGHNER—At her home in Delmont,
Westmoreland Co.. March 12, 1894, Mrs.
Leighner, mother of Dr. Leighner, of
Batler, aged 88 years.
F uneral Directors,
101 3. Main St., - Butler: Pa.
Buff Leghorns that are Buff.
Buff Leghorns and B. Plymouth Rocks.
Buff Leghorn hens from the yards of A.
Leida, N. J.; cockerel from the Niagara
River Poultry Farm, N. V. EGGS $2 50
per 13.
My Plymouth Rocks are large, healthy
fowls, and are as good as oan l>e found
anywhere. EGGS $1 for 13.
Orders for eggs will be filled in order re
ceived. JOBN H. REIBER,
304 Mercer St., Batler, Pa.
Rough and Worked Lumber
Doors, Sasb, Blinds, Moulding.
Shingles and Lath
Always in Slock.
Office opposite P. it, W. Depot,*
IDJ order to do this we offer to
make outside window blinds at ONE
DOLLAR and upwards per window and
iqside window blinds at TWO DOLLARS
and upwards per window.
These are the lowest prices ever
offered on window blinds afld now is
t'jfi time to take advantage of them.
S. W G Purvis & Co.
[Succe»Boiß ot Schutte Jt O'Brien.]
And tias
nKAiTTc •;
Sewer Pipe,
trae Fixture*j
Globes ai
Natural Gas Applia.
I j-iefso i "st.,opp. fj'i wcy llou
A. rid everything in
horse and buggy fur
nishing go ods—H a r -
riess, Collars, Whips.
Dusters, Saddles, etc.
trunks and va
Repairing done on
short notice.
The largest assort
ment of 5--A- Horse
blankets in town will
he found at Kemper's.
Manufacturer of
Harness, Collars,
and Strap Work,
and Dealer in
Whips, blanket?, robes, trunks and va
lises apd pyerything found in a tirstrclass
harness store.
Sole agent for the Dexter Sweat Collar,
the best collar made. Como in and see
My goods are all new and strictly tirst#
olass work, guaranteed.
Repairing promptly done.
Opposite Campbell and Templeton's
Furniture Store.
i W $■ M'JJO StV * UoUw, P".
Administrators and Executor.- ol estate
can set. are their receipt books at the Cn i
ZKN office.
Assignee's Sale cf
Leasehold Estate.
I will offer at public sale at the residence of
James Kabblt. In Doneg-a 1 twp., Itutler county.
Pa. on
SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 1594,
at 1.30 o'clock p. m-,aii uualvid.'d l 116 th w.
I. In leases for oil and (tas purposes on the Mc-
MlUen and Hindman farms in Armstrong Co..
Pa„ with two producing pas wells thereoa ; to
gether with the l-16th Interest in said wells
jind 'Gas Plant" and about 33,a00 feet of
two-Inch gas line leading from said wells arid
leases to such places where the sjas is utilized,
and same interest in all machinery, rigs icd
connections on said leases and to t lie said tease
and "Gas Plant" belonging or appertain l ug.
Asslguee of owen Brady,
Assignee's Sale.
There will be offered at public sale on the
premises of A. W. Christy in Centrerille,
Butler Co., Pa.,
MARCH 24, 1894.
at 1 o'clock p. m. the following described
personal property, to wit: o;.e sofa, one
stand, one carpet, one parlor btove, ore
sewing machine, one dining table, one bu
reau, two bedsteads, one mattress and
spring, one wash stand one robe, one set
chairs, one colt, one set harness, one bug
gy, one sleigh, one fork, and one string of
Also the following real estate, towit:
One lot 00 feet by 1(50 feet, with frame
bouse.two stories.and frame stable on sa me
fronting on Maiu St., and bounded by Wil
son heirs on north. Main St ou east, south
by an alley, and west by an alley.
Terms. Cash.
A.M. CHBISTLEY, Assignee.
Executor's Notice.
In re-estate of S. C. Hutchison, dee'd.,
late ol Washington twp., Butler Co., P»
Whereas, letters testamentary have been
issued to me on the estate of said deceo
ent, ail persous indebted to said estate
will please call and settle, and ail persons
having claims agaist the same will please
present them duly authenticated for pay
ment to
S. F. Bowser. Att'y., North Hope,
Butler, Pa. Butler Co., Pa.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partner
shin hereto f ->re existing between William
M. Kirkpatrick and John M. Keed, under
the firm name of Kirkpatrick A Keed,
grocers, of Butler, Pa., was dissolved by
mutual consent on February Ist, 1894.
Mr. Keed retiring. The business will be
continued at same place, 306 X. Main St.,
Butler, Pa., by Mr. Kirkpatrick, who will
collect all the lale firm's accounts and pay
its debts.
J so. M. RKKD.
Dissolution Notice.
1 Notice is hereby given that the partner
ship heretofore existing between W. H.
Witte and L. H. Falkner, under the firm
name of Falkner <t Witte, blacksmiths,
hardware and farming implements at Sar
vers Station. Bntler Co., Pa .was dissolved
by mutual c msent on January 29th, 1894.
The business, except blacksmithing, will
be continued by W. 11. Witte, who will
collect all accounts of the late tirm and pay
all its debts.
. Sarversville P. 0..
Butler, Pa.
Executor's Notice.
Letters testamentary on the will of
Joseph Ewing, dee'd, late of Clinton twp.,
Butler county. Pa., having been this day
granted by the Register of said county to
the undersigned, therefore all persons
> knowing themselves indebted to said es
tate are requested to make speedy pay
nject and those having claims against said
estate will preseut them to me properly
authenticated for settlement,
Flick P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
E. McJ, McJ. & G., Ati'ys.
Executor's Notice.
Letters testamentary on the last will
and testament of Neal Mcßride, late of
Clearfield twp., Butler Co., Pa., deceased,
having been tbia day granted by the Kegis
-1 ter of wills oi said oounty to me, the under
signed Executor, therefore, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said es
tate are requested to make speedy pay
ment, and all persons having claims
against said estate will please present them
to me. properly authenticated for settle
Coylesville, Butler Co..
E. McJuukin, Att'y. Pa.
Ef B.
With the BLACKEST Prices—
from makers' standpoint ever offer
ed—lo cases of 20c and 25c.
White Goods,
27, 36 and 40 inches wide, suitable
for AproDS, Dresses, Underwear,
Night Gowns, Curtains—for any
use to which choice good WHITE
GOODS may be pat. These great
half price materials will be bought,
and buyers will be amazed at quali
ty aud style of them for so little
Block Hemstitch Stripes, 10 cts.
25ct. Ftne Satin Line Striped and
Checked White Nainsook, fall yard
wide cts. a yard,
25ct Fine Medium Weight Naiosook
with narrow lines of revering, 36
inches wide, 12b cts. a yard.
25ct. Satin Stripped India Ltn< n,
groups of wide stripes. 40 inches
wide, 12i cts. a yard.
The greatest assortment of
Wash Goods
ever offered a. this store—space
has been doubled aDd the beauty
and artistic merit of designs aud
colorings throughout entire line of
Wash Dress Goods leyond, any
thing we've ever shown—
Price range on Dimities, Zepbrys,
Ginghams, Crepons, Ducks, P. Ks,
S» isFes, Orghndies, Etc , 10, 15
20, 25, 35, including Swivel Silk
Ginghams to 50 cts.
Write our Mail Order Dept. for Sim
ples for these and fall lines J/.-diuru
to Finest Dress Goods. Silks and
Suitings, aud test the truth of our
claim, Best tonalities and Styles at
Lowest Prices.
Boii'gS & Buhl,
115 to 121 Federal Street,
■ :
315 S. Main St., - - Butler, Pa.
Everything new—Electric, light, 1
gas and water.
+*iL" f, g' D g 35, 50 und SI.OO.
Regular meals at 25 ct§,.
Bubrdiiig at SI.OO a day. *^
Lonch Counter open alljn.ght. .-•», 1
Auditors' Report of Clinton twp.'
VAiru 12, I**JH.
Auditors' settlement ol poor account of
: Clinton twp , with Clarence Anderson.
I Treasurer.
; Cash in treasury from last year.... #*4 34
I Note filed in Butler on Wareham
property 17 00
! Kec'd from Allegheny City on Thos.
Dempsey case ............... 52 42
j Money borrowed by Overseers of
the Poor 125 00;
Amount in Treasury $278 76
Dne from Allegheny Co. on the
Ella Park case ... 50 UO
Vouchers redeemed by Clarence
Anderson,Treas,GrautShoemaker 50 00
To Boyd sisters lor boarding,nursing
Thos. Dempsey 25 25
Expenses ol Geo Maizland on Ella
Park case 4 80
To John Halstead for Attorney... 15 00
Expenses of Ella Park to Butler.. 122
Orde. from Lensner Jt Fred Eoert
Jus Lrß of Peace 150
Costs in iioyd case 10 18
Cosis in Shoemaker case 31 15
Proviug bond aud oath of E. Sefton
by F. Lbm 75
Dr. E. B. Merchom attending
Thos Dempsey.. 27 17
T A. Bart ley for services a! $1.50
per aa> and expeu.-es 37 50
Book, oath and upproval ol bond of
T. A. Bartley 1 10
John Halstead, servicer as ovirseer 53 50
Treasurer's per cent 5 18
Total amount redeemed 264 30
Amount in Treasury ......... 1446
Received Irom Collector $ 63 60
Collectors per cent......... 335
66 95
Amount of duplicate.... ..#372 14
Kec'd Irom Wm Harvy, c 01..332 73
Rebate, col. per cent,exone'a'n 20 17
352 90
In hands of Col. 19 24
Kec'd from Wm Uarvy, C 01..332 73
In treasury 353 75
From Col. 63 60
Ainouut ree'd bj" Treas 750 08
Vouchers redeemed 477 24
In hands of Treas. 272 84
Vouchers redeemed by Clarence Ander
son, Treasurer, of road fund.
S. C. Moore, oaths.... .... 25
W. P. Hemphill 25
S. Moore, timber for bridge 10 00
J. M Kiddle, filling bridge and
making road 100 00
Joseph Brewer, plank 114 03
Nelson McCall, timber and stone.. 317
Dehess Ekas, timber and stone.... 14 36
S. C. Moore, services 12 00
Joseph Joues, stone 6 75
Henry Geisler, 31 loads stone 7 75
James Watson, stone 4 00
S. C. Moore, timber and 16 loads
stone 6 35
Thomas Woods, servicer 12 00
W. C. Turner, 6 loads 5t0ne....... 150
Nelson McCall, stone 1 50
Thomas Woods, 2 loads stone.... 50
A. Vorpe, stone 8 50
Wm. Harvey, 30 loads stone 7 50
M. Thrower, services 12 00
C. Mustatf, 14 loads stone 3 50
J. Halstead, stone ..... 4 25
W. P. Hemphill, services 12 00
Joseph Brewer, plank 11 72
M. Thrower, stone and timber.... 176
W. J. Flick, stone 13 75
W. H. Sefton, stone and timber 9 45
Geo. Bohn, services 12 00
P. McCall, services 12 00
W. J. Porter, stone 9 75
H. Sefton, stone 2 50
W. A. Neubert, timber 2 10
Jas. Harvey, timber and spikes 86
B. Lindenberg, timber and spikes. 185
J. H. Brewer, stone 4 00
Jas. Halstead, 5t0ne.............. 500
11. Behning, 24 loads stone.. 6 00
F. Ebert, 2 oaths and approval.... 100
Thos. Woods, duplicate and making
same 1 15
M. Thrower, oath and approval.... 75
N. Stepp, timber and stone.... .... 412
W. Waiter timber aud spikes 3 51
M. Thrower, working Carson road. 5 65
T. Woods, Secretary 6 50
Conrad Anrensberg, 11 loads stone. 275
John Krumpe, oaths and approval.. 75
Thomas Love, 36 ft timber 3c per ft 108
Auditors' fee and stationery 6 35
Treasurer's per cent 9 35
Total $477 24
Wn the Auditors of Clinton twp. having
examined the account of Clarence Ander
son. Treasurer of poor and road accouut,
lind it as above stated and believe it to be
correct, March 12. 1894.
C. B GLASC-.w. Auditors.
CAPITAL Paid Up, ... $100,000.00.
SUBPLFS A?II> PIiOFITS, - $88,835.14.
Jos. Hartman, Pres't,
J. V. Rltts, Vice Pres't, C. A. Bailey, Cashier,
Jos. Hartraan. C. P. Collins, N.M.Hoover
H. Mcsweeney, c. D. Greenlee, J. V. Rltts,
E. E. Abrams, Leslie Hazlett, I. G. Smith,
W. S. Waldron, M. Flnegan.
A general banking business transacted. In
terest. paid on time deposits. Money loaned on
approver security.
Foreign exvhauge bought, and sold.
Gold Killing Painless Extraction ol Teeth
and Artificial Teeth without Plates a specialty
Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Air or Local
Ana-stliettes used.
Office over Millers Vroceryj.east ot Lowry
Office cloaedWelueslays and Thursdays
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
Artificial Teetn inserted on the latest im
proved plan. Gold Killing a specialty. Offlce—
over Schaul's ClothluK Store.
is uow located la new and (elegant rooms ,ad
jolnlns nis former; ones. All ot clasp
plates and moderen KO id work.
••Gas Administered."
Att'y at Law—office on SouUi side or Diamond
Butler. Pa.
i£. N. I.EAIVE. M. 1). J. E. MANN. M. D
Specialties: Specialties:
•yuxcology aad Sur- Bye. liar. Nose and
tfeiy. Throat.
Butler, Pa.
office at No. 45. S. Main street, over Frank «
'o's IH UK Store. Butler, Pa,
137 E. Wayne St., office hours, 10 to 12 M. and
| ; to 3 P. M.
Physician and Surgeon.
200 West Cunningham St.
N -w TrOutman Bnlldlng. fuller. P».
Office In room 11.. / men li.llCii'g, Butler
Offlce second lloor, Aniler.-ion B1 k, M un' St,
near court House. Butler, Pa.;
M Pv Jfflj Who have bought out Louis
Traxler are still selling the
entire Traxler stock at
At the old stand, next door to the Butler Savings Bank.
New bargains added this week:
50 and 75c. pocket books go at 19c.,
50c. ladies vests and pants to match sell at 29c. » »
Fine kid gloves reduced from $1.50 to 79c.
" $1.25 to 69c.
Ladies 35c. black hose, finest grade for 19c.
Mens 35 and 50c. neckwear at 19c.
$1 Embroidered Aprons at 59c.
75c. •• '• 49c.
50c. '• " 33c.
25c. «' " 17 c.
Table linen at greatly reduced prices.
If you want a Bargain you can get it at
Leaders in Low Prices and Reliable Goods. BUTLER, PA.
Owing to ill health my entire stock of SIO,OOO worth of Gents
Furnishing Goods, consisting of Hats, Caps, Neckwear, Under
wear, Shirts, Gloves, Trunks, &c. will be sold at cost and below.
These goods must be sold before April, so come early and secure
bargains in unbroken lots. I have a great many goods suitable for
farmers that will pay to purchase for future use at the following low
$135 all-wool underwear at 30c 75c neckties at 10c.
$1 50 gray all-wool underwear at $1 00 neckties at 15c.
49 C $1.25 cbildrenb' fane; caps at 43c.
$1.50 percal dress shirts at 50c 20c fioe linen collars at sc.
SI.OO dress shirt, laundried at 37c. H-00 gi>od all-wool shirts at 38c
$2.75 stiff bats at 25c. 1 I 1 25 fancy all-wool shirts at 4gc
3 00 stiff hats at 25c I 00 childrens' hats at 25c , and
50c neckties at 10c- I hundreds of others.
No. 118 Sooth Main St., - - Butler, Pa
Maq, Wo mo t\ and Child
In Butler county know that they have received their large and com
plete line of Fall and Winter Boots, Shoes and Slippers at prices
that will surprise them. We have the celebrated Jamestown
Boots and Shoes, made by hand and warranted, which have
proven their wearing quailites for years past. We want to give
the trade
f The Best Goods for Least Possible, LiYiog Profit.#-
The best line of Ladies' and Gents' Fine Shoes ever shown in the
Children's School Shoes in every shape and style.
Rubber Goods otj all kinds and shapes at all prices.
Come and see the boys.
i Vogeley & Bancroft i
347 S. Main Street. - Butler, Pa
.Fob Work ol all kinds done
at the "Citizen Office.'
Attorney at Law, Office at No. IT, East JeOer
«on St..Butler. Pa.
Attorney at Law and Keal Estate Agent. Of I
Que rear or L. Z. Mitchell's office on north side
of Diamond, Butler. Pa.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor o
Anderson building, near Court Bouse. Butler
attorney at law.
office oil second iloor the Iluselton clock,
Diamond, Butler, Pa.. Koom No. 1.
Office at No. 104 West Diamond St.
attorney at law.
Room F„ Armory Building, Butler. Pa
Attoroe.v-at-Law—Office;(ln Dlamotd .BloOfc
Butler. Pa.
omce—Between Postoftlce and Diamond, Bu
ler. Pa.
office at No. 8. South Diamond. Butler. Pa.
For Sale or Rent.
The Kirker farm of about 11)0 acres, situ
ate in Connoquenessing twp., liutier Co..
Fa., near Whitestown, under good slate ol
cultivation, good fences, orchard, and well
walered. a good seven roomed house with
cellar, good barn, wagon shed and out
baidings. boose and barn under new root.
One of the best larms in the county; con
venient to market, school and church; also
probable oil territory.
For terms, etc., inquire of
Mrs. Nascy A. Eirkkr.
Believne F. 0.,
Allegheny Co., Fa., or
I. I!. MCJunkih.
Bntler, Pa.
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