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WILLIAM C. IKSLtI, PmbllUtr
THURSDAY, JUKE 20. IM>.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET
FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
A. M. CHRJSTLEY.
FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR.
FRANK E. MCQUISTION.
' The Late Legislature.
Spealing of the late session ot the
Legislature, one of our exchanges says;
The session was one ot the longest ever
held; the Apportionment bills were not
passed —in fact were not even given a
respectful hearing, while the list of private
jobs rushed through is a long one. Re
gardless of the reduced income of the State,
bill after bill was introduced and pushed
through appropriating money for this,
that and the other thing. New officers
were created by the wholesale with .at
salaries attached, while the charitable in
stitutions which rely on the State to keep
them going, either wholly or in part, are
left to suffer from this extraordinary and
unnecessary drain on the Treasury.
It is true the bosses got all they wanted
at this session—something they could not
do at the session of 1893, owing to the
oourageous and determined stand taken by
that old war-horse John Cessna and a few
other bold spirits. The peculiar legisla
tion demanded by Flinn and Magee was
passed without a murmur by their sub
servient followers, while the man from
Beaver had but to ring up his satellites
on the long-distance telephone to secure
anything which might tend to increase
his hold on the party or to defeat any
thing that oould weaken him. All in all,
the record of the Legislature is a bad one,
and the people of the State will rejoice
that the session is a thing of the past,
During the closing week some meas
ures of considerable interest were acted
on. Among these was the Woods Water
bill, which was fixed up in conference
committee and then agreed on by both
House and Senate. The bill is now in the
hands of the Governor.
Probably the most important bit of
legislation was the pa»sage by the Senate of
the Superior Coart bill. When it wan
taken up several important amendments
were made. The number of Judges was
increased from five to seven. Though
Semator Green appealed for fair play claim
ing that the minority party was ceratainly
entitled to at least two Judges out of seven,
to the mind of Senator Grady, however, it
was clear that the Democrats should only
have one. It was also clear to the same
mind that it really did not make much
difference whether the Court was compos
ed of Democrats or Republicans, but to be
on the sate side he preferred to have most
of them republicans. As the bill came
from the House the Court was required to
hold all its sessions in Harrisburg; but
this was changed so as to allow the Court
to meet at least once a year in Phila
delphia, Pittsburg, Williamsport, Scran ton
and Harrisburg. The power to enforce an
order of restitution by execution was
stricken out, and the bill was then passed.
The revenue bill which has been the
subject of so much debate both in the
House and before the Senate Finance
oommittee, was killed by the latter body,
the bill being reported to the Senate with
a negative recommendation on Thursday
evening. On Wednesday the Committee
made a bluff of having the bill recommit
ted in order to give those who wanted to
be heard on it a last chance to appear, but
the truth of the matter wa3 that the com
mittee bad already made op its mind to
negative the bill.
The Smith bill for the distribution of the
school fund was smothered in the Senate
Committee on Education. The bill passed
the house, bnt struck 9 enme in the unnwr
Branch. Several meetings of the Commit
tee wero held, but the friends of the meas
ure were unable to muster enough
vote Jto get the bill out. The bill creating
the office of Deputy Auditor-General pass
ed the House by an overwhelmingly large
vote, and the Governor signed it. Auditor
General Mylin will at once re-organize his
force. Col. John A. Glenn will be appoint
ed Deputv, Captain Bricker, of Jersey
Shore, will be retained as Corporation
Clerk, and Sam Matt Friday, of Lancaster,
will succeed Fred Shober as Chief Clerk.
The Flinn Road bill was one of the
bosses' measures that was passed finally
by the house during the week. This bill
gives counties the right to construct coun
ty roads and levy a tax for their main
tenance. The measure provides that the
recommendation of the County Commis
sioners shall be first passed upon bv the
grand jury and approved by the Court
before the roads can be improved. This
was the first of a score or more road bills
introduced at this session, to pass finally.
All other measures of this character wei-e
either defeated or killed in committee.
Senator Kennedy presented in the Sen
ate on Tuesday a resolution for the ap
pointment of a committee consisting of
the President pro tern, and six Senators
to investigate the pnblic schools of the
State. The resolution was adopted, and
the committee appointed consists of Sen
ators Kennedy, Brown, Fruit, Snyder,
"Walton, Oreen and Thomas. A stir was
caused in the Senate on Thursday after
noon by the presentation by Senator
Wood of a similar resolution lor the ap
pointment of a committee of fiye to in
restigite the State Normal schools. This
was loudly objected to by Senators Pen
rose and Qrady, the former claiming
that the resolutions, passage would make
the Senate appear ridiculous in the eye
of tho people, inasmuch as another com
mittee has just been appointed which in
tended to make such an inquiry as the
Woods resolution contemplated a part of
their investigation. The resolution was
clearly passed by a viva voce vote, but
President pro tem. Kaufman declared it
lost and then adjourned the Senate with
out paying any attention to the repeated
calls for the yea* and nays demanded by
The Senate on Monday defeated the
bill to preserve the purity and prevent the
pollution of streams and waters, which
oame up on linal passage, the measure
only receiving 18 votes, or 8 less than
enough to pass it.
The Joint Legislative Committee ap
pointed under the provisions of a resolu
tion approved by the Governor in Feb
ruary, to investigate the management of
the hospital for the insane at Noiristown,
on Tuesday, through its chairman, Gen
eral Gobin, made its report to the Senate.
The report is a voluminous one and
denounced the loose business methods em
ployed in conducting the affairs of the in
stitution. The oommittee reviews in detail
the management, condemning in the first
place the system which delegates to the
executive committee the powers of the
Trustees, as tending to create confusion
and an objectionable division of responsi
bility. Taken all in all,the Committee finds
a deplorable lack of business manage
ment, and recommends the appointment of
a committee to examine Into the method*
of keeping the books of charitable insti
tutions of the State. The Auditor-Gen
eral and State Treasurer are also empow
ered by the resolutions the committee
offered to settle an account with the
Trustees and collect from them the un
expended balance in their hands as shown
by the Treasurer's report.
On Thursday Gov. Hastings approyed
the judicial apportionment bill, which cre
ates five new judges in the state. The
measure gives Westmorland and Washing
ton each an additional judge, detatche.-t
Center from Huntington and makes the
former a separate district and attaches
Huntingdon to Mifilin. It also makes
separate districts out of the counties ot
Jefferson and Clarion, which now form one
Monday of this week, the Governor and
his Cabinet listened to arguments in
a number of important bills. Among
these was the one to prevent any teacher
in the public school from wearing the garb
peculiar to any religeous denomination.
W. A. Pike, ef Philadelphia, C. P. Bang,
of Pittsburg, aud Dr. W. H. Painter, of
Harrisburg, spoke in faror of the measure
as necessary to remove all sectarianism
from the schools.
All the advocates of it were subjected
to numerous interrogatories from the Gov
ernor, Attorney General and Secretary of
he Commonwealth, which indicated that
none ot the officials were in sympathy with
the proposed legislation. All the ques
tions propounded had a tendency to weak
en the arguments of the speakers.andwhen
they had completed their remarks the bill
had been thoroughly riddled by reason of
the damaging answers evoked.
During the day he approved the follow
ing bills: Validating purchases or leases
heretofore made or acquired by water
companies of lands to preserve their water
supply from contamination; to prevent
physicans and surgeons from testifying in
civil cases to communications made to
then by their patients; amending the act
of 1881 to protect fruit gardens, growing
crops, grass, etc., and punish trespass so
as to protect berries and nuts; supplement
to the act of 1834 relating to executors and J
administrators relating to the lien of judg
ments against descendants; days
of grace on promissory notes, drafts etc.,
and to determine when such obligations
maturing on Sunday or on legal holidays
|or on half holidays shall become due,
amending the first section of the act to
amend an act relating to marriage licenses
providing for officers to issue licenses for
parties to marry, and relating to the eoun
ty wherein to secure the license; to pro
vide for the more effectual protection of
the public health in the municipalities of
the Commonwealth by the oreation of a
State Board of Undertakers; to determine
the status of typewriting; appropriating
$17,500 for the payment of the salary of
the Food and Dairy Commissioner, and
for the payment of his necessary expenses
as agent of the State Board ot Agriculture
for the two final years ending May 31,
The Pliladelphia judges «re seriously
considering the adoption of silk gowns.
Black gowns for civil, and red gowns for
criminal, courts, are proposed. Th«t
would be a return to the semi-barbarous
customs ot the past. It was the practice
in ancient times to keep the people in awe
of certain dignitaries by clothing them in
ostentatious robes. But now it is diff
erent. Men are judged by the quality of
mind they possess and are respectable in
the degree that they are fionest and justice
loving. There is nothing sacred or de
serving of reverence that is not true and
right, and anything that diverts atten
tion from the character and breadth and
scrope of brain, to the mere pomp and
tinsel of pDwer and authority, is degrading.
Let the Supreme Court of the State
have a monopoly of this nonsense.
The Keely Cure in a Murder Case.
Dr. Wiles, formerly of this town and
county has made an affidavit, to be usod
before the Board of Pardons, in the Werl
ing murder case. Wiles is now proprietor
of the Oakland Private Hospital, and be
states that he treated Werling twice, and
that he believes Werling "to have been
unsound at the time he was at the Keely
Institute." He says the regular treatment
at the Institute consists: First—Of an
internal remedy composed of several of
the bitter tonics, in addition to cinchona,
of leaspounfnll i* t
every two hours during the day. Second
apian of hypodermic treatment, whioh
consists, first of tho so-called specific so
lution, which is a solution of hyoscyamine,
of which tho dose is eight to ten minims.
"This is equal to about one one-hundredth
of a grain of the drug; secondly, a solu
tion of thein, of the strength of two grains
to the drahm; thirdly, a solution of pilo
carpine, of the strength of one grain to the
drahm; fourthly, a solution of morphia,
two grains to the drahm.
'•The red, or specific solution, is given
constantly during the entire course of
treatment, four times per dny. The thein
8 olution is used as a placebo and as a stim
ml<*nt in morphia cases. The pilocarpine
solution is used as a relaxant in cases of
oxcitement and to produce Emesis. The
morphia solution is used but very rarely
in the treatment of liquor cases.
'"The three lolutions are made in the
institute by the physician in charge. The
contents ot the red or specific solution is
only to be ascertained by analysis or by
watching the effect of the drug on many
'"While I have never actually mad* a
chemical anlys-s of the red solution, I
know what it consists of by the effects
which it produces, having administered it
many hundreds of times and closely water
ed the results on the patients.
'"This red solution, when administered
bypodermicnlly to tho patient, produces
w'idety dilated pupils, increased blood
pressure, pallor to the skin, of a peculiar
anhen hue, dry mouth and throat, languor
and stupidity; at times loss ot memory,
and a dazed condition.
'"Having noticed the effects of this red
solution and knowing that only a certain
class of drugs produce a like effect, I
reasoned by deduction, and after throwing
out all other drugs of this class, I admin
istered to a number of patients an ordinary
dose of hyo'cyamine, hypodormically, for
several days at a time, and I obtained ex
actly the same symptoms and effects as
resulted from the use of the Keeley speci
fic or red solution. No other drug of this
class, when administered in similar doses,
produced this effect.
"•When I was at Dwight, 111., receiving
my course of instruction at the parent
Keely Inst, tute, I was instructed by the
lecturer to use the red solution with cau
tion, if at all, in cases ol atheronnatou
blood vessels and latty degeneration of
the heart, or in any condition 01 the cir
culatory system when increased blood
pressure would be dangerous.
RKCEJITLY there havo been several mis
carriages of justice in some of the courts
of the State, and some people are inclined
to say hard things of the judiciary in
general. This is wrong. Whou the
people lose confidence in the integrity and
honesty ot their courts, there is daugcr of
anarchy and ruin to our most cherished
institutions. Among the many judges in
our Btate there are but few who are not
entitled to the respect of the peoqle. It is
true, a few demagogues and libertines
have succeeded in being elected to this
ligh position of honor and trust; but,
thank goodnei-s, they arc few is number,
possibly not a dozen in the State. As a
rule, therefore, the judiciary of our
State is entitled to tho utmost respect at
the hands of the people, and it is a mis
take to condeinu all because a few have
disgraced their positions.
AT the Republican National League
convention in Cleveland, the Prteiuential
booms of UcKiuley, Harrison aud Allison
are being looked alter; and the free coin -
age delegates are endeavoring to haTe
their views adopted.
IT is said that Senator Quay will bo
a delegate from Bearer Co, to the State
Convention, and that hi will try to make
himself Chairman of the Republican
The resolutions of the Memphis si'ver
convuntion advocate tree coinago al a 1G
to 1 rc.tio, and declare that international
action is not ueceasary. Sibley was not
indorsed for President.
18th Annual Convention of The Butler
County isabbath School Association
Held at Hatler, Pa. Ist. Session, M. E.
Church. Bl' M. June sth, 1895. The
President. Rrr., I). Decker, being absent,
J. W. Orr of Bruin, presided. Major C. t.
Anderson welcomed the delegates in a
manner that showed the cordiality, cour
tesv, and urbanity tor which _he is lamed,
has'not been dimmed by bisJ'- i' eAT^
Rev C J. Kephart.Gen, Sec., for Penu.
being present and hi* engagements only
permitting him to stay for one session the
order of program was changed. Rev. hep
hart spoke on the need of more thorough
oreA»:?aticn in county and snb-di#tnct
work: he is a man ot fine presence, and
i eloquent and pleasing address: his lecture
was a model in subject and deliver*; and
the Stat© Association, of which Hon
John Wanamaker is President, shows
its good judgement in having him so
employed; and if there is not an increased
interest in Sabbath School work wherever
be L'oes, the fault will not be his
Mr.-. J W. Barnes of Newark, J
followed Rev. Kepharfs address with a
practical talk to Primary Teachers. Mrs.
Barnes has a charming persona! appear
ance and gave a very entertaining lecture
in a clear practical way. She is also em
ployed by the State Association to attend
the County Conventions in the interest of
'""'"s KTS°ION Presbyterian Church, 9
A M of the 6th inst. After Devotional
Exercises, Ira M Graham, delegate to the
State Convention last year, made a verv
Rev T V. Milligan. of Freeport, Pa..
Vice President of the 10th Dist. was in
troduced and gave a very instructive ad
dress. The Rev. gentleman suggested
that Missionary work would be very prop
er for this church. The few children
present were formed into a class and Mrs.
Barnes illustrated her method by the board.
It it to be regretted that there could not
have been a Union Meeting of Sabbath
School children of the borough, or at least
the assemblage of the Churches Sunday
Schools. The fine illustration of the lesson
was highly appreciated by the class and
delegates. The topic "What is effective
Rible Study", was opened by Prof. J. o.
Carothers. Sec. of the Young Mens Chris
ian Association of Butler. Pa. The gentle
men spoke for 30 minutes and showed the
Convention that he was an earnest, p eas
ing speaker, and a thorough Bible student.
The topic proved interesting, and Rev
Eli Miller, Mrs. Eoitua Wheeler, Rev. w.
E. Snyder, and John Mcßride made re
marks on the
3RD. SBSSIOS— Church of Go!, 2 P. M.
Devotional exercises conducted by Robert
Mcßride, delegate lrom the Unionville
Presbyterian Church. The topio "History
of the Sabbath School'" was laid over, and
Rev.Milligan addressed the Convention on
the line of aggressive Sabbath School
work The address was eloquent and
practical and among many impressions
left upon the minds of the audience, one
was.that if all our ministers were as earn
est in the work as Bro. Milligan, their
prayer would be sooner answered, and the
pickets and lines of the Sabbath School
Advance would be further to the front
than they are. . „ .....
The topic "Temperance in Sal'bath
School'' was taken up, and the discussion
that fallowed led by J. W. Orr, left no
doubt that tliis was the dominant question
before the Convention. Brother Orr s ad
dress bristled with facts and figures and
led up to " Work and vote for Prohibition .
Mrs. Emma Wheeler said that the Presby
terian Church in Harmony said 'that
they were sound for Temperance,
vet just two Prohibition votes.
Robert Meßride-Xot sure whether it is
best to carry the question so far as politics.
Rev Sparks - We are Lutherans; can go
as deep into the questiqn as we wish; it
is well received by our people.
H. R. Sheffield - A few of us started a
remonstrance; presented it to the Church
members, almost a stampede; 5 male
signers Millersiown no wors* than other
towns; temperance should by taught with
A. C Gibson - Temperance dont start
first in the Sabbath School; must start in
Rev. Davis—Believes in Temperance
Don't believe in theory, but very much in
practice. .. ,
H. C. Black—Should teach character;
the ten commandments.
Joseph Criswell—Enforce the the Brooks
Law; and we have prohibition; no politics
mixe.l with his temperance.
Topics "Relation of Sabbath School to
good citizenship" opened by John H. Sut
ton. Our Legislature not what it should
be; is run iu the interest of Trusts, Rings,
and Monopolies; our Offices not all filled
by good men; we must get rid of the sa
loon; vote the Prohibition tickot, and put
temperance men in office.
The hour of adjonrnment came t-»o soon
for the Session, and the time was far past
the hour fixed for closing, when Kev. Dav
is pronounced the benediction.
4th. SESKIOS—U. V- ? U
oondacted bj Rev.
McKee. Prayer by J. B. Carrothers.
Rev. McK»-e introduced the lecturer,
Rev. T. V. Milligan. The gentleman gave
a very interesting address on the organi
nation and management of babhath
Schools. An abridgment of the address
wou'd not do the Speaker justice amd will
not be attempted. But all present were
highly pleased with the lecture.
sth. SESSION —South Side Reformed
Church, 9 A. M. Devotional Exercises
conducted by Rev. D. L. Snyder. Report
of Rev. Eli Miller, treasurer, and Joseph
Criswell Sec. were presentad and approv
ed. J. W. Orr President, Rev. Eli Milier
Treasurer, Joseph Criswell Secretary.
Kev. Davis, John H. Sutton, Rev. D. N.
Ilarnish, Ex Com., elected for the ensuing
year. Bruin, the unanimous choice for
the next Convention. Rev. Eli Miller
elected delegate to the State Convention,
with William Walker as alternate. The
advisability of dividing the County into
sub-districts was discussed, and the Ex.
Com,, were instructed to do so, if practi
cable. The delegate to the State Conven
tion was instructed to pay the State As
sociation *lO 00, and to pledge no less
than that for next year.
Topics "Conference on Teaching''—Pre
paration—opened by J. G. Runkle; should
prepare by earnest prayer; should study
all the connecting links between lessons;
think about the lesson during the week.
"Lessons taught" opened by H. R.Shef
field; we aro anxious about our chilirens
progress in the publie school, but how few
parents know the Sunday School lesson;
are anxious about setting Hp their children
in business lor the world, but little inter
est takeu for their eternal welfare.
I "Alter the Lesson" openod by Iter. W,
IS. Snyder; after the lesson is the import
ant part; important for Superintendent to
review Ihe lesson; something to bring
home the lesson to the School; Teachers
should live the lesson.
While the the attendance was not what
it should have oeen, considering tho abil
ity and prominenco of the Lecturers sent
by the State, nor the interest taken by the
Schools of the Borough what was expect
ed, yet the Convention was a good one,
and the impress of its teachings will be
felt throughout the County.
The Secretary was instructed to report
tho proceedings to the County papers; on
motion the thanks of the Convention
were extended t<. the people of Butler for
their generous hospitality, and the Press
for notice given.
Absc: lit** 'y Pure.
A cream of tartar baking powder,
est of all in leavenine strength.— Late s
Uuited .Stales Government Food Report.
ROT A i., K** ISU POWDKR Co.. to* Wall st., N. T
J. H. FAUBEL, I'rop'r.
This hAuse has been thorough
ly renovated, remodeled, and re
fitted with new furniture and
carpets; has electric bells and all
other modern conveniences for
guests, and is as convenient, and
desirable a home for strangers as
cr.n be found in Hutler, Pa.
Elegant sample use o
JACKSON—At her home in Donegal twp,
June 13, 1595, Elisabeth, wife ot J. B.
Jackson, in her 75t4 year.
McCARRIER —At the home of her daugh
ter. Mr< Mcsutt, in Parker, June 12,
1895, Mrs Catharine McCarrier, widow
of James McCarrier, aged 86 years and 4
months. She was the mother of Mrs.
J. S. Wick and Wm. Walker of Butler,
and Mrs. Jeff Burtner of Harrisburg.
BRUN'ER—At the home of his daughter,
Mrs. E. J.Williams in Renfrew. June 14
1895. Samuel Bruner, aged 73 years
He wad buried at Pine Hill cemetery Fox
burg. He was the father of Mrs. Williams
of Henfrew, Mrs. S. J. Maxwell of Butler.
Mrs. Sherman of Portland, Samnel Jr. of
Renfrew and Wm. Bruner of Brownsdale.
McPHERSON—At the residence of her
son E. H., in Butler. June 18th, 1890.
Mrs Rachael McPherson, aged 78 years.
McLAUGHLIN—At his home in Fairriew
twp., Jane 15 1895. D. G. MoLaaghlin,
aged 58 years.
Mr. McLaughlin's death was sudden
one. He took a pain in his side Saturday
morning and died before night. He was
an excellent citisen, and was trusted by
NICKLAESS—Jacob N.cklaess, Jr., died
April 12th, 1895, in his 24 year.
The above young man took sick about
four weeks before his death with typhoid
fever aad continued worse and worse each
day till death relieved him of bis pain and
suffering. He was perfectly resigned to
die and his last expressions were those
only coming from a life well spent while
here. Jacob was well-known in this vi
cinity and all his neighbors and associates
knew him to love him, for I firmly believe
he died without leaving an enemy behind.
An enviable reoord indeed.
The writer of this brief sketch had the
privilege of being very intimately ac
quainted with this young man; he being
a scholar of his iu public school for three
years, and during all that time we found
him to be a very apt, studious and obedi
ent scholar; in fact in all that time we
cannot recall .a single instance where it
was even necessary for us to reprove him
for any misdeed. This kind, gentle and
unoffending disposition followed him out
of the school room and on throogh life, up
till the time of his death, and even on his
death bed it wa» manifested for there were
no murmurines of discontent heardjfrom
him. Father and mother will miss him,
for he was always a very obedient and
kind son toward them. Brothers and
sisters will miss him, for he was always
ready to help them in every way possible.
His wide circle of neighbors and associates
will miss him for they always looked upon
him as one that would not speak a harm
ful word of anyone, but rather speak words
of kindness and helpfulness to all Though
death carried him away early in life, yet
he made a record for himself which shall
never die; and thongh we shall never see
him again in person, yet ever and anon
will he appear to us by his kind disposi
tion and good deeds. To tne sorrowing
father, mother, brothers and sisters let me
say; murmur not for you have good assur
ance that it is well with hitn. Submit
then to the providential affliction of yonr
home; remembering that all these provi
dences are from the Lord, and wh«n death
comes into your houselold, and crushes the
fond hopes of your hearts, it is lor same,
wise and good purpose. Though we uiaj
not understand it hare, where we look
through a glass darkly, but eternity will
reveal it. Give up willingly for it is the
Lord's will that you should. Have the
meek submission to exclaim. "Not my
will, but thine be done." Thus submit
ting, thus trusting you can say:
He lives! In all the past
He lives! nor, to the last,
Of Beeing him again will 1 despair;
In dreams I see him now,
And on his angel brow,
I see it written, "Thou shalt see me
Yes, we all live to God!
Father, thy chastening rod;
So help us, Thine afflicted ones, to bear,
That in the Spirit-land,
Meeting at thy right band,
'Twill be our heaven to find that he is
there! . „
RKV. SAMUEL WILLIAMS.
The following account of the life and
work of Kev. Samuel Williams, prepared
by a committee appointed for that pur
pose was adopted and ordered to be plac
ed in the records of Presbytery.
Another solemn call to watch and pray
aud work has come to the member* of
Butler Presbytery in the death of their
beloved and eldest brother Rev. Samuel
Williams, which occured unexpectedly at
bis home in the bounds of Muddy Creek
congregation Saturday May 11, 1855. The
condition of his health, at the time of our
-.OTVUIR, gave us no anprenension
that we should see his face no more nor
enjoy his fellowship and counsels, whioh
he had attended faithfully for nearly 40
years. When Presbytery then appointed
him their principal clerical commissioner
to the General Assembly to meet in Pitts
burg they little thought that before the
time of its meeting he would receive a
commission to eater at once. "The Gen
eral Assembly and church of the first born
which are written iu heaven."
When he proached on the last Sabbath
of bis life, his hearers did no dream that
they were listening to hii last jiroclt na
tion of the Gospel. He did not himself
suspect that his end was so near, only two
days before his death he traveled in his
buggy to Butler a distance of ten miles,
and after making some arrangements for
attending the General Assembly returned
home, and he did not abandon his hope of
taking his place for the fourth time in the
meeting ol our highest Church Court until
the day of his death. He was a member
ot the General Assembly at Rochester 1860
—At St. Louis 1874 —and at Minneapolis
1880. But if death came to him unexpect
edly, it did not find him unprepared.
Rev. Samuel Williams was the son of
Levi and Mary (Chipps) Williams, born
Oct. 25, 1820.He graduated from Washing
ton College Pa. 1853, and from the West
ern Theological Seminary 1856, and was
liceused by Allegheny (now Butler) Pres
byteria June 18, 1856, and ordained by
the same April 14 1857. At this time he
became pastor of Muddy Creek and Centre
ville churches both of which he had sup
plied for a year. His connection with
Centreville was dissolved some years «fter
wardß, thi- ohurch taking the entiretim«of
a pastor, but he continued pastor of Mid
dy Creek until his death a period of over
38 years. He was also pastor of I'nion
vi IID when he died and had been from its
origin. The people of those churches will
cherish his memory as that of an aole and
earnest preacher, a kind and faithful pas
tor a devout and exemplary follower of
Christ. Presbytery will remember him as
a beloved brother, a wise counselor, a
courteous christian gentleman.
His family—May God comfort them--
will mourn over the immeasurable loss
they have sustained in his death, but will
not forget his godly life, his earnest pray
ers, his wise counsels and they will live
in the fond hope ol meeting him in the
great oompany ot the redeemed, on high,
where there is no sorrow over the death of
loved ones and where "God shall wipe
away all tears from their eyes."
Mr. Williams was thrice married, his
first wise was Miss Sarah Dunlap. His
second wife was Miss Margaret Stewart.
His third and surviving wife was Miss
Fanny Porter, who, with her sou and
daughter and a daughter oi each ofhis de
ceased wives, mourns over his death.
The circumstances of his death were
very impressive. But • few minutes before
he departed, he sang with full voice ac
compacied by his family and a few friends
all the stanaas of the hymn. "There is a
fountain filled with blood." Then after a
prayer offered by one of his elders, he at
tempted to sing further, with those around
him, but his voice faltered and finally
failed, aud almost immediately be was
carried up by angels and joined the
heavenly hosts in singing a song like the
last one he sang on earth, viz. "Unto
him that loved us and washed us from our
sins in his own blood, and made us kings
and priests unto God and his Father, be
glory and dominion, for ever and ever,
The name ot Samnel Williams will no
longer appear in the roll of our Presbytery
but it is a great comfort to feel assured
that it has been insoribed, lor ever to re
main in the Lambs book of Life. As a
message came to Samuel of old, so one
came to our brother in bis youthful days.lt
was Samuel, Samuel go preach my Gospel,
and he obeyed. Then after nearly 40 years
ot servioe in this blessed employment he
received another message—lt was Samuel,
Samuel, cease tb r work and enter uson
upon thy reward. He obeyed and thus
the words of the poet were realiied:
"And the white winged angels ofheaven
To bear him thence shall oome down,
And God shall give him gold for hishire,
Hot ooin but a goldec crown."
J. 11. Cratty. a piominent and wealthy
oil producer of Franklin died very cuddeu-
Jy taut Thursday evening of heart disease.
Mr. vratty, in company with bia partner,
Ilonea Myers, had returned from a visit to
bin well* near Cooperntown, aud had just
alighted from hi* carriage when he sud
deuly threw up hi:) hands, exclaiming,
"I'm sick," and in a few momenta was
Progressive Shoe House
It Will Pay You.
Ladies' Slippers 23, 25,45, 75 ,$ 1
Ladies' Shoes 88, sl, $125 sl-45
Ladies Gaiters 50, 75, $1
Misses Dongola Shoes
95, sl, $1.25, $1.50
Misses Tan Shoes
95, sl, $1,25,51.50
Children's Dongola Shoes
25. 50. 75. $1
Men and Boys' Ball Shoes
75. 35. $1
Men and Boys' Bicycle Shoes
$1.25, 1.50, $2
Men's Shoes 95, sl, $1 .25, $1.50
Men's Slippers 35, 45, 65, $1
It is said,"an honest confession
is good for the soul." Well we
have too many tan goods on
hand and we are going to cut the
prices just now while you need
them. All new goods, new styles
at greatly reduced prices. For
an example we offer a Ladies'
Fine Tan Shoes in lace or button,
heel or spring, bought to sell at
$2, but they are marked down to
$1.25. The prices will make
them go. When you want foot
wear of any kind, try
The New Shoe Store
C. E. MILLER,
215 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Auditor's Report of Penn Twp.
Account of Geo. E. Hay. collector ot cash road
tax for tUt- year ending March llta. 1895;
Amount of Duplicate ss«4 18
Paid to Treasurer 615 09
Exonerations 12 12
Rebate U 22
Percentage 25 75
Total G64 18
Account of H. W. Lasainger and W. J . Nixon
road Supervisors for the year law.
Account of H. W. Lasslnger
Amount of Duplicate $1404 85
Tax Worked 1395 1»
Exonerations ... 19 66
Total 1404 85
To 72 days as Supervisor at 31.50 per
day 108 00
Rec'd of T. J, Graham Treas 108 00
Account of W. J. Nixon
Amount of Duplicate. 1252 11
Tax worked 1186 37
Not worked 46 09
Exonerations 19 65
Total 1252 11
To 120 days as Supervisor at *1.50 per
day 180 oo
Money paid out 8 96
Total 185 96
Rec'd of T. J Graham Treas 135 oo
Balance coming to Nixon from twp 50 96
Account of T, J. Graham Treasurer of cash
road tax for the year ending May aotfe, 1885.
Balance due from last year 163 33
Rec'd from W. G. Patterson 00l for 93 2** 85
Rec'd from Geo. E. Hay Col for »4 #ls 09
Total Receipts 1007 27
Two road scrapers 469 2*
W. J. Nixon services as Supervisor . 135 00
H.W.Lassinger services as Supervisor 108 00
Georze Nixon 12 00
A M DOHthett, nails ... 5 45
Phillip Troutman, timber 3 oo
Jno Renfrew, timber 2 50
James H&glnbotham, timber l'< HO
J£. McJuukln Council to Supervisors.. 5 00
Thomas Gibson 7 50
JnoCraner. stone 2 21
WH wise, plank 36 86
A D Sattsn. njlla .... . »»
Jackson £ Mitchell .' 11 47
8 Nixon, plank 28 77
Jno Webber, plank 4 13
I N Maharg, plank 5o oo
Ellen Nixon, timber 6 4o
A H Starr, timber 12 oo
H Sink 7 15
Price Bro 8 oc
Peter Nicldass 2 25
R A Henderson 12 oo
Treasurers Percentage 49 72
Paid 1 N Maharg succeeding Treas— 12 so
Total expenditures io«7 27
Account of George E Hay, Collector of School
Amount of Duplicate 2075 55
Paid to Treasurer 1867 23
Exonerations 96 34
Rebate 33 32
Percentage 78 66
Total 2075 65
Account of I. J. Maharg, Treasurer of School
fund of Penn twp, for the year ending Jund 3rd
Received of George E Hay 1867 23
Received of W O Patterson 33 03
Borrowed Money 400 oo
State appropriation 1782 79
Total 4033 65
Monbt paid out.
Paid for teaching 212S oo
Tendlkg Institute 76 oo
Borrowed money 600 oo
Interest on money 18 oo
Book* and Supplies 831 82
Coal 146 so
Repairs 67 gi
Building 45 53
To last years Treas 31 57
Insurance 11 43
Secretary's salary 40 oo
Auditing and Publishing 16 oo
Treasurer's Percentage 80 24
Total Expenses 40!f2 12
Total Receipts 4033 65
Balance due Treasurer 58 47
Account of T J Graham Treasurer of Poor
fund for the year ending May 2oth, 1895.
Balance due Twp from last year. 441 oo
Rec'd from W G Patterson, collector . 266 42
Total Receipts 708 02
D B Dodds services as Overseer of Poor 25 60
R W Btewart *i 75
A D Sutton groceries lor Herman Young 35 66
Thomas Robinson Council to Overseers 15 00
J O Martin burying Russell's Child— 10 so
Other articles for poor 7 35
Paid for maintaining Milliard family. 10l 34
H S McClymonds Medical services 122 75
Paid for maintaining Mrs Wm Long 73 00
Por Thomas Henry at St Pauls Orphan's
Home 75 00
Hay for Robert Burns 24 90
For assisting Mrs Swope lo 65
Auditors wages 16 so
Treasurers per o«nt and wages 34 77
Paid to I N Maharg succeeding Treas... 128 35
Total Expenditures 70802
We the Auditors of Pann township believe
the loregolu* report to be a correct statement
of affairs of the Township,
J. M. Douthxtt \
W. E. Baktlky ! Auditors.
Roi't Phillips, )
For fiue Watches i Diamonds and
Optical Ooods of all kinds.
LH. R. FRENCH
j Grad ua e Opti
cian, at No. 132 S. Main street,
D L. CLEELAND
125 S. Main, St.
GENERAL BRICK JOBBER.
Chimneys, Grate and Boiler Betting.
Cistern Building and eewer
Work a Specialty
■■■iiKiD OPE.<iiK6 tmmmmm
for aellve lauy or gentleman acquainted with
neighborhood. Compensation from *4O to 1150
moutbly. Work outlined. Only energetic party
ambitious to succeed, need apply- So Cap! t
raqul red . Address with refer*nge. Globe Bib
Fublla tWng Co., rnChntout street, PbUa.. f
WE BELIEVE that!
'we have achieved tht ;
(distinction of produc- j
ing the finest garments !
:ever made in the coun
jty, and cheaper than
"TO BE ' . , ..
same cas be bought
FIRST elsewhere in the State. I
TikT AS TO THE variety
jof our Stock and beau-
AN Y- jty of its Styles we have
THING iur own opinion; bu
we would like yours
ialso—it will add to
A 'the distinction.
FOR THIS SPRING
Iwe have secured a large
TINC- number of special con-
XION " fined, sing.® suit pat*
terns. They are the
Pl*tO >ery newcs t novelties.
Select early. If you
[don't want a suit now
Iwe will reserve the
pattern for you.
Financial Statement of Clinton
Whole number of sohools
No. of months taught.... 7
Salaries of teachers ..... S4O
Whole number of scholars—.... 230
Averaee dai'y attendance
Percentage of attendance........
Cost of each pupil ber aionth $1 40
Xo. of mills levied for school
So. of mills for building
Total amount levied.. $2091 95
State appropriation $ 993 72
Bal. from last year _7B 86
From c011ect0r................. 2550 20
From loans ... ....—.... 1000 00
From Co., treasurer on sale of
unseated lands 1 04
From other sources 15 26
Total receipts 4639 08
Teachers wages 1740 00
For buildings.... 1440 00
For iasurance 34 43
Rent and Repairs...... .... 166 93
For text b00k5.... 281 66
For school supplies..... 271 03
For fuel and contingencies 160 40
For fees of treasurer 92 92
For auditing 6 10
For salary of Scc'y 25 00
For debt and interest 520 84
Total 4739 31
i m't dae treasurer 100 23
Am't borrowed and unpaid 1000 00
Liabilities in excess of resources. 1100 23
CHA&LKS B. GLASGOW J
I. N. HARVBY £ Auditors.
Jno. D. HARBISON >
Jno. Montgomery, Pres.
T. A. Hay, Seo'y.
JUDSON HARMON of Ohio has been ap
pointed by President Cleveland to wucceed
Olney as Attorney General.
Measure for Measure,
Is the rule with us. The measure of your
body is the measure of your clothes, if
purchased from us; for our stock is so
complete that we need only your measurt
to complete an outfit that defies competi
tion in Price, Pit and Quality.
The measure of a Alan is the measure
of a tailor. We tolerate 110 half-way
measures. Only full measure goes with
us. We give what you want at fair prices.
A Summer Suit is the thing to wear, if
summer heat you would easy bear. We
can fit you in the finest cloth made at
surprisingly low prices which cannot be
The Winter Clothes have heavy grown,
and from us should be quickly thrown,
and in their stead we'll swiftly place
those garments which the season grace.
We are selling them, neat, elegant; com
fortable summer suits at such phenome
nally low prices that Economy herself
says "Buy one of your Suits of."
Cor. Diamond, Butler, Pa.
St a Giro
Should be not only staple in name, but
staple in quality, freshness and purity as
well We never buy inferior qualities
because they are cheap. The volume of
our business comes from low prices that
are made possible by selling quantities
on close margins—etc.
Opposite P. O.
Chautauqua Nursery Company.
Liberal Terms To Agents,
Big Inducements to Customers.
High Grade Stock at Low Prices.
New Specialties. Seed Potatoes, <fcc.
In Every Town, Steady Work. P«y Weekly.
H. IS. WILLIAMS, Sec'y,
Pcrltrm/, N. Y.
BUTLER COUNTY 7
Mutual :Fire Insurance Company,
Office Cor.Main & Cunningham
AL»\ WICK. rr«
mko. Ktrma.ii. vi« rr»».
I, S. lrJi >lkiv Srt'j and Trttr
Ailrol Wick. Henderson Oliver.
Dr. W. Irvln. James stephensou.
W. W. Blackmore. N. Weittef.
K. Bowwau, 11. J. Klin^ler
Geo. Ketterer, Chas. Kebhun,
Geo. Kenno, John Koenlng
LOYAL S. McJUNKIN. Agent
BUTLER LUMBER COMPANY j
Shipper* and dealer* ia
Rough and aressed Lumber of all
kinds, Doors and Windows, and
Mouldings ot all kinds.
H. E. WICK, Manager.
Office and Yards,
ut Cunningham an.l Sonroestreets.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
"137 E. Wayne St., offlce hours. 10 to 12 M. and
l to 3 I'. M.
PHYSICIAN AND SrHUKOI ,
office at No. 46. S. Main street, over; City
Pharmacy, But Icr, Pa,
rarsiciAN and SUBHEON.
New Troutinau Building, Butler, l'a.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
soo West Cunnlnitham St.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artltlclal Teeth Inserted on the latest im
proved plan. Gold Killing a specialty. once
over Schaul'a Clothing Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
JENT IST, - - BUTLER, PA.
Gold Killing Painless Extraction of Teeth
ud Arttfljial Le.it:i witti >it I'l it,en i ; specialty
itD-M Otiie Jr V'!i_iltejl Air or Local
aeitajcijj HJ I
) o/jr »I ,i ir's i-t-.i: Jti oi Lowry
0C134 :10 I•1V )l I • . 1 1 .111 L'll.'il ifS .
s uo*v locate Ila new aaj elegant
oialn< ills lorm;r o-i'M. All kin U of .clasp
plates and modern coll work.
A. T. SCOTT.
; ATTOR N E V-AT-LAW.;
OTlce at; No. 8. South Diamond, Butler. Pa.
DR. McCURCY BRICKER.
Offlce at ilo S. Main St.. Butler Pa.
Offlce hours sto 9, aud 10:30 to 12. A. M., and
1 to 3, and 7 to 9 P. M.
W. H. BROWN,
Homoeopathic Physician and
OtHce 120 S. Maiu St., over Biclcol's shoe
Resideace 315 N. McKean St.
A. M. CHRSITLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW."
offlce second floor. Anderson JBl k.JMalu St
near Court House. Butler. Pa.
A'torneyat Law. Offlse at No. I*. Ea.it ;iefler
sou St., Butler, Pa,. v 3
S. H. PIERSOL.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.^
Office at No. 101 East Diamond St.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Af.torney-at-law. Office in Mltehellj Uulldln
COULTER & BAKER.
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW.:
OltKe In room 11., Armory Building, Butler
W. C. FINDLEY,
i. Office on second Uoor it the Huselton oloik,
diamond, Butler, Pa.. B<x>m No. 1.
J M. PAINTER,
TV:a -Between Postoffico and Diamond, Uu t
A. T. BLACK.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.;
.*ll y at Law- office ori SouUi si 1* oi Dlaxonl
BERKIMER & TAYLOR
151 . Main' St. - ButlPrea.
L,. C- WICK 3
Rouah and Worked Lumber
OF it. KISDB
Dours, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Latli
Always in Stock.
UTvIE. HAIR AND PLASTER.
'Office opposite P. <fe W. Depot,
<\> I I'liH IA T I ""i »
prompt answer and an bonent opinion, write to
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Patents takt-n through Muixi A Co. receive
special net Ice in the Mrli-nlMIr A inerlcan, and
tnaj are brought widely before the public with
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Issued weekly, etegantly illustrated, has by far the
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Bulldiof Edition, monthly. a year. Single
oooles. '45 oenta. Kvery number contain* bsnu
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MVXV ft CU» WW YOft*, 001 &MVJUJWATO I
JIE CLEARANCE SALL
We have decided to ofter you extra inducements to trade with
us during the balance of this lovely month of June. Have therefore
put on sale all of our immense stock consisting of fine
Lawn and Calico
Laces, Lawns, Mulls, Dimity, Dotted Swisses, Piques, White Goods
and Embroideries, at prices less than you have ever known them, be
fore July 4th. Come now and get what you need in the season at
alter Season PRICES Vou will find all these July Bargains in June,
at the Popular Store of
Mrs, Jennie E. ZimmermaN,
Opposite Hotel Lowry. Successor to Ritter & Raletcn
PCTnOfn pout/PR Furnished by the "Piano" Fly Wheel, Is the greatest
- - improvement ever made in Sell-Binding Harvesters...
L 0' *OU« «»» *»» TON VBa,
A " DAD ' LL
THE FIY-WHEEI'S ON THE PIANO ALONE.
THE PLRNO LEADS Because IT IS THE BEST!
mm mm« tifiippi Gives it steady motion in tangled Krai". ®"d rough, uneven
TUt L | Y HW nr r I ground; causes it to run lightly over soft places, makes it run
I 11 ft IILI«la one horse lighter draft and bind a bundle after the team stops.
More Jones Steel Headers Sold in '94 than all others combined.
Yon should see the JONES rij nijU MAM/FR before you buy. Simplest, longest lived
and lightest draft mower in the Oil 1111 fIIUfILIY world. Neverout of repair. Nogearsto
wear out. no friction.no noise, nothing to make the tarmer "cuss." Chain Power runs the great
Ferris wheel. This proves its strength. Bicycles are Chain Drive. Why? Light draft!
SEND FOR OUR FREE-FOR-ALL ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE
The Piano Mfg, Co., Manufacturer*. West Pullman, Chicago, 111.
SARYERSVILLE, BUTLER CO., PA., JUNE nth, 1895.
PLANO MF'G., CO., — GENTS: I saw one of your Jones Lever Binders
with fly wheel, work in green rye, May 30th., 1895; and must say I have
used other Hinders myself, and have seen many different kinds of Hinders
work, but never saw any machine do nicer work in ripe grain, than this one
did in green rye. The thermometer stood 90 degrees in the shade, and two
horses took it nicely. The fly wheel, Ido think, is a grand thing; giving
you a storage power that you do not get on any other Binders.
For Lightness of Draft, I never saw anything to beat the Jones Lever
T. H. GREER.
The JONES LEVER BINDER is made by the PLANO COMPANY,
and is the same machine as the Piano, excepting that there is less cog gear
ing and it is built lighter for hilly ground. For sale by
W. H. WITTE, Sarversville, Pa.
Also dealer in HARDWARE, and all kinds of AGRICULTURAL IM
PLEMENTS. Write for Circular and Prices.
We MUke Wnms
Quality Guaranteed the BEST.
OUR LINES, WEIGHTS AND
arc RIGHT !
IN TWENTY-FIVE STYLES.
WRITE FOR DESCRIPTIVE CATALOBU2.
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*A3 a Svl 'IT S" PI M K "' ,ocal or ,r * v
JU '.A I &• I I Ins; ,'U sell my (suara
gl| LI "1 ( I U U»<'(l Ni'hskry Stoc
' ' Hilary or Commlsslo
paid weekly. Outfit free. Special attention
given to beginners. Workers never fall to make
good weekly wages. Write me at once for par
E 0. GRAHAM, Nurseryman
Rochester N. Y.
(So(eadorpli f 9 Patent.)
Lightning, Fire and Storm Proof.
for | Tti<- IVnn Iron Wonflnc and Oorra.
OUJI ; sudni Co. ('blliU)l'a.)
of prices, i Sole Mfri*
ETES EXAMINED FREE OF CHARGE
R. L. Kirkpatrick, Optician and Jeweler,
to Court House. Butler. Pa., graduate
1,1 Port liar olok'l' al InstlWte.
McCANDLESS' HEAVE CURE
I have a Heave Cure that will cure any
case of heaves in horses in forty da3 - s,
useil according to directions, and if it does
not do what I claim for it, I will refund
the amount paid and ho charges will be
made for the treatment. The following
testimonials are the strongest proof of the
medicines power to cure:
Butler, Pa., 1893.
Mr. A. J. VcCAKULKSS:
On the 2nd day of April, 1892, I com
inenced to use your new cure for one of
ir.y torses that had the heaves very bad,
and continued to use the medicine for
ab< at forty days and the horse did not
gh' >v any signs of a return of them. It is
no x- about a year since I quit givin the
m "d\c'\ne and the horse has never sowed
an l signs of heaves, and I feel stisfied
tin t he is properly cured.
W. C. Criswkll,
Cutler. Pa., April 3, 1893.
A J. McCandlkss:
I have used your Heave Cure and found
it will do tho w ork if useil accordng to dij
ections. Your* truly,
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