Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 16, 1896, Image 2

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    W. B. DODDS.
Both Protection and Sound Money.
The sole hope of any serious Democrat
ic fight in the coming Presidential cam
paign is to side-track the Protection ques
tion, treat sound money as the only issue,
put the Republican party in a false posi
tion and attempt to identity the Demo
cratic canvass through Cleveland or Car
lisle with the maintenance of a stable cur
rency as the foundation of business secur
ity and confidence. This is now the
Democratic cue in all this section of the
There are several difficulties in the
way. In the first place, to look to the
Democratic party for the support of
sound money is like looking to the dram
shops for the support of temperance.
From the war to the present time it has
been the persistent and incorrigible foe
of all honest finance. It has been the
party of inflation, repudiation and free
silver coinage. It has invariably stood
as an obstruction to every movement in
defence of the public credit and the ex
isting standard. To-day in three-quar
ters of the States a majority of the Demo
crats are for free silver. A majority of
the Democratic Senators and Representa
tives have voted for it at the present ses
sion. A Democratic Congress would pass
a free coinage bill and no power could
stop it. We hope the Administration by
the use of all its enginery may succeed
in throttling free silver in the Chicago
convention; for while such a result would
create a third party which would absorb
most of the Democrats in the Democratic
states it would eliminate the question al
together in the States that will elect the
In the second place, the Republican
party is just as much of a sound money
party as the Democratic party is an un
sound money party. The currency has
always been protected under Republican
rule. No man ever felt under Republi
can Administration that there was any
danger of public dishonor or financial
shipwreck. The Republican party car
ried the country safely through all the
financial difficulties and perils of the war;
it reestablished specie payments in the
face of every Democratic obstacle; and
whenever it has been in possession of the
Government the business world has had
a sense of safety and security. Individ
ual Republicans have been wrong, but in
every emergency the controlling judg
ment of the party has kept it right, and
has saved it from any disastrous mistake.
The Republican party is right now. It
is overwhelmingly against free silver
coinage. Within the past two months,
by vote in Congress or by adopted plat
form, twenty-four Republican states have
shown themselves against the free silver
movement. In the face of the past re
cord and the present fact no issue of hon
est money can be raised with the Repub
lican party.
In the third place, the St. Louis Con
vention will settle the question once for
all by an explict and unmistakable plat
form. There are some Republicans who
would play into the hands of the Demo
cratic schemers by paltering with this is
sue. They do not consciously mean to
serve Democratic aims. They are led
into this folly only through fatuity or
stupidity. But they constitute a very in
considerable fragrant of the party, and
they will be impotent to prevent it from
planting itself on solid and sure ground
at St. Louis. The Republican party will
enter the coming campaign under the
joint banner of Protection and Sound
Money, with a candidate who represents
both, and, no matter what may be done
at Chicago, the Democratic party cannot
make a serious fight against that Repub
THE fanners In various parts of the
State seem to be voting for McKinley
for President with substantial unanimity.
In York county, in the rural districts of
Lancaster, in Huntington and now in
Lycoming this fact has been demonstrat
ed by the record of votes cast. There is
good reason for this tendency of the agri
cultural voters, for the McKinley bill
was most emphatically a farmer's tariff.
Never before was so extensive and con
sistent an effort made to protect the busi
ness interests of the American farmer.
Now that the Gorman-Wilson bill has so
greatly broken down the protection of
farm products, most intelligent fanners
appreciate what the McKinley bill did
for them, and natural gratitude as well
as self-interest prompts them to vote for
the titular father of that measure.
DENVER Col. was the centre of one of
the worst storms that ever blew over the
Western connty, last Saturday. East of
there the county is inundated with from
a foot to three feet of water, while on
the South and West meagre reports tell
of disasterous snow blizzards that have
swept away every vestige of animal life
in their path. At Pueblo cars were
blown from the track and piled up in
the ditches. The drifts range as high as
twenty feet, and without shelter there is
no prospect of live stock escaping the
fury of the elements. Cripple Creek re
ports the greatest loss, and fatalities are
feared in the hills surrounding the camp,
wdere several hundred men are prospect
ing without any protection from the
storm. Five buildings in Cripple Creek
were blown down, including a three-story
lodging house occupied by seventy-four
roomers. The wind ranged from 50 to
80 miles an hour.
EDISON, the wizard, has made another
tnarvefloKe invention, the vitascope. It
is an improvement on the kiuetoscope by
wkich moving life-size figures of men and
animals may be thrown vpon canvass.
By this device, combined with the phono
graph, a man could sit in his own house 1
aud witness an opera or any theatrical
performance, see the aftyrs and hear
a good worato boost a notori
ous sham. The friends of Senator Quay
in the Washington county convention,
although in control of its machinery,
were afraid to propose any indorsement
of him or his sham candidacy, and ille
gally adjourned the assemblage in order
to escape the passage of McKinley reso
lutions. The Perry county convention
also neglected to say one word in behalf
of Pennsylvania's alleged favorite son.
All these conventions were held this
week, and their actiou needs no extended
comment to show that the Quay fake
Presidential candidacy is on its last legs.
—Pittsburg Times.
CHICAGO never believes in letting its
light be hid under a bushel, or even a
pint measure for that matter, and it is
now allowing a flood of illumination to
proceed in straight lines in all directions
in regard to X rays and disease. If the
startling announcement that the myster
ious rays have proved hostile to the
bacilli of the six deadly plagues of mod
ern days—tuberculosis (consumption),
cholera, diptheria, influenza, pneumonia
and typhoid—Drove true it will reflect
great credit on the Chicago savants, but
unfortunately the announcement as to
the successful tests has a rather suspi
cious look since the Roentgen rays are
described as ''magnetic," and other
terms are used by the experimenters which
suggest charlatanism.
Political Notes.
The District National Convention will
be held in the Court House at New Castle
next Monday afternoon. Dr. Bell has
eight delegates and Mr. Abrams has
seven. The Congressional Convention
will be held in Butler, after the State
Gen. Grosvenor of Washington, thinks
its all over except the shouting. His fig
ures of last Sunday for McKinley were:
Alabama S, Arkansas 16, Florida 8, Geor
gia 19, Illinois 8, Indiana 30, Kansas 20,
Louisiana 8, Minnesota 18, Mississippi iS,
Missouri 12, Nebraska 6, New Jersey 4,
New York 4, Ohio 46, Oregon 8, Pennsy
lvania 2, South Carolina 17, South Da
kota 8, Texas 12, Virginia 2, West Virgi
nia 2, Wisconsin 24, New Mexico 4, Okla
homa 4, Kentucky 6, Utah 1, Tennessee
2, Total, 315.
During the coming week McKinley's
strength will grow rapidly by the con
ventions in Kentucky, Nebraska and New
Jersey, and the election of district dele
gates throughout the entire country. I
confidently predict that before the Ist
day of May, McKinley will have secured
a majority of the entire convention, with
the great states of Michigan, West Vir
ginia, Missouri, Deleware, Washington,
North Carolina and North Dakota hold
ing their conventions in the month of
At the Venango Co, Republican Con
vention, Monday, P. M. Speer and
Thomas McGougli were nominated for
assembly; John R. Robertson for Pro
thonotary; J. R. Dodds for Register and
Reccrde.; T. H. Nicholson for Treasurer,
J. T. Wallace and Joseph Black for Co
Commissioners and Ritchie and Robbins
for Auditors.
The Convention endorsed Chas W.
Stone for Congress.
The marriage of ex-President Harrison
has complicated his family relations.
The ex-President's brother-in-law, Judge
Scott, at a recent social gathering in Port
Townsend, Washington, said:
"I am now General Harrison's brother
in-law and Mrs. Dimmick's uncle. After
they are married my brother-in-law will
become my nephew and my niece, there
"fore, will become my sister-in law. Then
of course, I will become my own brother
in-law, and also my neice's brother-in-law.
Now, if this union should be productive
of a claimant for the ancestral hat, he will
be my nephew and also my grandnephew.
I shall be his uncle and also his grand
uncle. Now, in order that I may be un
cle and granduncle to one and the same
person, it must necessarily follow that I
will be my own father.
Washington Notes.
General Fitzhugh Lee of Virginia, was
apppointed Consul General at Havana to
succeed Ramon O. Williams, on Monday.
Mr. Williams resignation was received at
the State Department Saturday, Febru
ary 27.
The selection of a military man to go
to Cuba is part of the President's policy
to obtain full informattcn as to the exact
condition of affairs on the island before
acting on the resolutions of Congress.
General Lee's appointment is regarded as
ajslirewd stroke. No military man could
have been sent unofficially, and an un
official commissioner would not have had
full opportunity for investigation.
Going to Cuba as an officer of this Gov
ernment in a diplomatic capacity, Gener
al Lee will have every opportunity of see
ing the actual condition of affairs on the
island. He will doubtless find it both
necessary and convenient to make a visit
to the various consulates that are scatter
ed all over the island, and which will be
under his jurisdiction.
THE Pennsylvania R. R Co. celebrat
ed the fiftieth anniversary of its existence
as a corporation; at Philadelphia, last
Tuesday, by a reception at Broad St.
station, and exercises at the Academy <> f
Music. Many of the prominent railroad
men of the county were present. Fifty
years of corporate existence is something
that no railroad company has heretofore
celebrated in this country. It was the
pride and glory of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company to turn its semi-cen
tennial milestone, and it PISO had the
unique felicity of receiving alike the
congratulations of the people it has serv
ed a - _.l of the people who have served it
during a great many of these fifty years.
Public and employees were equally
hearty and sincere .in their congratula
tions. If the p'iblic had any grievences
to nourish they did not mention them,
and the employees seemed animated by
a spirit cf pride and loyalty which goes a
good ways toward explaining the steady
upward progress of the corporation,
which has never i<<lfen a backward step
in its half century of deveic,£ipent.
THE &. ate .of Ohio is rushing along
these days at a ijeck speed that
makes the average Citizen dizzy. Within
a month the Legislature has passed a bill
prohibiting women from wearing high
hats in theatres, and promptly followed
this up by a bill inflicting penalties on
men for "treating" each other to intoxi
cating drinks, £tul now they adopted a
bill providing for the of murder
ers by electricity. '
ilic'r lines.
shippers and l>e a violation
are getting uneasy, and
have been made by manu
the roads no w handling the
not meet tb is rate to enable
with the interests of the
companies most interested
in the lake trade w ill not wait for the
completion of the Lake Erie & Pittsburg
to begin their fight. Every move will be
contested to keep the completing line out
of the territory as long as possible, and as
a railroader put it: "Their roadbed will
be strewn with thorns along the ivhole
For years Pittsburgh manufacturers
have been crying out that they were dis
criminated against by the tailioads cen
tering in the city because competition
was stifled, and the pooling arrangement
worked so admirably. The new road is
not in the pool, but it is not believed it
will attempt to cut rates 011 other business.
But the immense loss to the old roads
and the jealousies arising among compet
ing manufacturers must be met, A well
known railroader had the following per
tinent remarks to make on what he term
ed the ingratitude of the Carnegie Steel
"For years the Pennsylvania & Lake
Erie railroads have l>een pampering the
Carnegie Steel Company and its affilia
tions with special freight rates, allowing
them to brush aside all competition and
practically making the company what it
lis to-dav. What is the result? At the
first opportunity they try to knife their
former friends. But they have not got
the line built yet, and when it is, it will
only extend to the lake shore. When
their cirs are switched to the tracks of
competing lines care will be taken to get
The immensity of the contract is just
beginning to dawn on the minds of the
average shipper. The new blast furnace
at Duquense will require 400 cars of ore
each day. The cars filled with ore at the
lake front will be shipped to Pittsburgh
and will be returned with coal and coke
for lake shipments.
The lake coal shippers are also uneasy
about the reported contract made with
the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal
Company and the railroad. This com
pany to-day enjoys a lower mining rat-?
by 10 cents a ton than any other large
operator in the district, and it also has a
lower freight rate, as alleged. Operators
making lake shipments will be in no
shape to complete. The Ohio Traffic as
sociation, composed of the railroads carry
ing coal to the lakes, has given Ohio
operators the benefit of 5 cents less than
the railroads have given shipments of
Pittsburgh coal. Pittsburgh coal is far
superior to Ohio coal and has the short
est haul. Within a distance-of 40 miles
of Pittsburghjthe rate to the lake is 90
cents. This was the reason the lake pool
could not be organized, as there was too
much discrimination in favor of Ohio
coal in price and freight. The new road
will pass through the mines of the New
York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company,
whose tracks will be used ts make the
A prominent manufacturer was asked
what effect the new freight agreement
might have on the steel pool recently
formed. He said: "It is only a question
of time until it will be undermined, as
the Carnegie Steel Company can crush all
competition. The company is making
its own coke, digging most of its ore,sup
plying its coal and running its own rail
road cheaper than any other similar con
cern in the country."
The tracks for the Union railroad are
partly laid through the works of the
Carnegie Steel Company. In June, as
soon as the water is low enough, work
will be commenced on the foundation of
the piers of the bridge which, is to carry
the road from Homestead to Bessemer.
The road will also be extended to Six
Mile ferry to connect with the Wheeling
division of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail
road. The connection with the New-
York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company's
line will be at Brinton and its tracks us
ed to the Allegheny river, where a bridge
will be built from Thompson's run during
the summer.
General Manager J. T. Blair, of the
Pttsbnrg, Sbenango & Lake Erie, was iu
Pittsburg Sunday night, and when asked
about the rou'.e so far as it had baeu sur
veyed, eaid: "We wi.'l practically run
through.no towns until wo reach the Al
legheny. It will just bo a ruu across the
country. When the Allegheny is reached
we will strike llobokeu, Ilarinerville and
other hamlets in that vicinity. It has uot
been decided yet, on account ot tho un
finished survey, where we will reach tho
tracks <>f tho Allegheny Valley railroad.
This will also probably he a grado crossing.
For the sa no reason I am not able to *ay
whether tiu Pittsburg terminal wiil be at
Homestead or Bi'seli.
"Yes, it Is true we wiil try to get into
the city. It will take a very considerable
amount of money to do tOiS, though the
roads that got first rights have made good
use of their time, an 1 almost all tho ave
nues of access have been utilized,
"I quite agree with Charles O. Seal), of
the Baltimore A Ohio, that about tho
only moans of getting a terminal in Pitts
burg is to buy it. Stiil, any railroad that
reaches Pittsburg is a good line, and un
der conditions in tha least bit favora'de
would be a money maker. The city of
iron is the greatest tonnage centre in the
world, and any road that can get cars into
the city will have • lenty of wont to .to I
consider Pittsburg the b.-st railroad center
in the world, and it is surprising the small
uuuibi'f of roads that have allowed to take
up tho immense trallic.
"The mainstays of tho road we are build
ing will bo tho N'ew Vork and Clevela id
Gas Coal Company, the Carnegie Steel
Company aud tha riuion Railroad Com
pany. This latter is a line b=-ing built be
tween Homestead and Dnquense. It is
true that Wo have a guarantee I tonnage
0f'3,000,000 a year for 25 years, but the
idea that we have violated the interstate
commerce la-v to do so is a fabrication.
"We will have quite an adv mUga with
1 >cal sieel men who use ore. Wo ctn
haul their ore down I nun the iakes, then
send the car- bick loaded with coal and
"The tia lie of tho ro td batwooa Pitts
burg and Butler has been placod as the
Butler & Pittsburg. It wn ihi original
intention to call it tho Like Erie <fc Pitts
burg, but the paople at Harrisburg thought
this was to > fam.liar to the Pittsburg &
Lake Brie, end we wore compelled to
make a cnange. This name will only be
applied for a short time, then it will be
merged iuto tho Pittsbnre, Shenango it
Lake Erie.
"It is rather bard to tell when we will
bo able t.) reich Pittsburg Wo have onr
shipments made over the Junction rail
road from Butler uow, aud -viit bold ou to
that route for tbe present. The taoilities
of this road as a terminal are not,as great
as they might be, though I cannot say
as to whether the lint) will bo pushed far
ther than Bissell."
.NOVELTY in ADVERTING is the thing
now. The latest and 010 of t*n tni-t
humorous schemes has bn3n amising 'he
pitrons ot theatres for three or four nigh: a
says a oity contemporary, and has succeed
en in escaping the notice of managers. A
bald hoidoi rain is 11«* in»tfin)V Oa
his shining pate io painted in indigo blue
the name of a paten*. medici<v> '!« »it a
in the front rove, and conluots himself with
propriety, while people behind him are
convulsed with oiob observer
supposing that here is a prio'.inil j >ke
some 0:1 a i»»f piaya 1 )i 11 unuiMO'.mg
WHKS dogs, o its. an I othyr animals,
carried long dwtiaaea on oars and steam
ers, sometimes ooaifinad ia hags and bask
ets, can, without asking any questions,
ted their way home, an l birds traveling
thousands of come back year after
year to the saio nests. ani carrier pigeons
to their dovecotes Our bumb Animals
thinks it is pretty sore tbat they know some
things to a knowledge of which no bum an
being has yet attained. There is a vast
fielil of animal intelligence to be studied,
asd them »re w< ftutiy, the inoro we shall
be tilled with wonder and admiration.
Firelight Phtlosophy.
Three things have been invented for
the use of people who are not good enough
to do without tliera—religion, law and
etiquette. Neither is necessary for na
ture's nobleman, but alas! that perfect
product of this mundane sphere is few
and far between. Conditions seem as yet
unfavorable to his development, and we
sometimes think in moments of despon
dency over humanity, that he is becom
ing extinct. Many of us do not need the
law. We arc a law unto ourselves. We
never feel the bonds that gall those who
■wish to transgress, but dare not. Some
of us have come near enough to God, to
need very little religion. The church
bell means little to such a person. He
can walk forth in the budding woods,un
mindful of the rules and regulations of
any congregation and find God nearer,
dearer, kinder than in any imposing ed
ifice, where on Easter day the Altar is
snowy with blossoms, and the people are
far more concerned about the style of a
bonnet or the "set" of a costume than
about the workings of the heart or the
tender whispering of the spirit. He has
out-grown religion as we know it now.
He has set up a sanctuary in his own
heart where burns the light eternal, and
need" no priest to shrine him, no hand
but that of warm human love to close his
dying eyes. lie has learned the secret of
real goodness, which has nothing to do
with baptism, open communion, free
agency, predestination, or any of the doc
trines' which are nothing more nor less
than rocks for humanity to split upon,
lie is honest because he likes to be. He
is virtuous because he has no inclination
to he otherwise. He is kind, because it
is in his heart to be so. He is the dower
of a perfect civilization.
Not a civilization of senseless luxury
and effeminate refinement, but a perma
nent understanding of the decencies of
life. A realization of what it takes to
make our stay on this mysterious planet
tolerable. A reasonable regard for the
rights of others and a full sense of the
responsibility of each individual. Would
to Hsaven there were more like him,
strong self-reliant and with a heart for
any fate ! Not seeking consolation in
promises of future bliss, but setting about
to make as much comfort and happiness
immediately around him as one man can
If every living soul did this how little use
there would be for creeds and churches,
or the ministrations of men who propose
to take the office of mediator between a
man and his God!
+ + +
There are more noble souls who have
not outgrown etiquette than may be found
in any other form of bondage. No mat
ter haw general our views on general sub
jects may l>e, we seldom arrive at the de
gree of natural politeness that renders et
iquette unnecessary. When we see a per
son ( as we sometimes do j who is natural
ly so at ease as to be entirely above the
necessity of knowing little quirks of
"manner," we soon see how paltry are
all rules of conduct. This being who
doesn't have to know about accept
ed rules of etiquette appears so immeasu
rably above the rest of the people that he
seems like a man in a cage of trained
He dosn't do anything rude, because
he can't. He dosn't know how and in
his presence all our minor rules and regu
lations seem silly.
I can thiuk of one man who lives in a
log cabin in a thickly wooded portion of
one of the middle states. He has never
had any social training wliateuer, yet I
believe he would appear well anywhere.
He seems to know instinctivly what to
do and say, especially in the presence of
women and all the time one sees the light
of a great big soul shining in his eyes.
One woman, too, I can think of, who
would make no serious blunder anywhere
where English is understood, for
blunder is not in the failing
to understand every little unwrit
ten law, but in showing yourself abashed
and shrivered up with embarrasment be
fore those who live differently and ob
serve different customs from your own.
Alas! the good old spirit of American
independence is dying out! We are com
ing more and more to recognize class dis
tinctions. We are learning to cringe
when the rich man's carriage rolls by our
humble door. We are learning how to
show a proper spirit of humility when
introduced to a millionaire. Perhaps,
after all my backwoods nobleman and
his champion grandee of the opposite
sex, are only remnants of a by-gone time
when each man felt himself a man and a
citizen, equal in all respects with any
other man and citizen, and when each
woman felt her claim of sisterhood with
the president's wife and her responsibili
ty as a possible '.'mother of nations."
If any people as a class have attained
liberty, certainly it may be said of Amer
ican women that they have approximated
it. They stand unique in the history of
nations. Absolutely free to go and come
as they please, above reproach until con
victed of error, exempt from suspicion
until proven guilty, they may wander far
and near, set up their dwelling in any
portion of the globe and if the whim
seizes them, fold their tents like the Arab
ano silently steal away! If an American
woman chooses to be a baclielor-maid she
is regarded as particularly shrewd in her
decision. l f slit- chooses to marry she
may be sure her fetters are silken, for
they will blind her only so long as she
wishes to be bound. The American wo
man is not even hampered by citizenship;
why she should seek to place her head in
a party noose we cannot say, when she
might remain free!
Religion is on longer obligatory to her.
If she intimates a disbelief in the whale
story, she is no longer burned as a witch,
but is rather regarded as a particularly
level-headed woman. But what use has
she so far made of this strange new liber
ty? Careful, careful, sisters mine, the
eyes of the world are upon us. Let us
show ourselves worthy. Man, with all
his liberty to pick and choose, seeks first
of all wife, home, fireside. Perhaps cen
turies of experience have shown him that
this is best. Yes —that this is all that
life holds worth having for us pilgrims
and strangers. L,et us not despise his
judgment and example. This is a world
of limitations, and those who pre freest
to come and go are often the sad and
empty hearted.
Perhaps, since all must be in bondage
of one sort or another, the ties of love
and home and family are most desirable,
especially in these latter years, when
wives are gaining liberties day by day,
which, if they will use and not abuse,
will, in time, make marriage the holy
thing it should be. If womankind could
but realize that the solution of what it
pleases some people to call the "sex ques
tion," lies right in her hands, that her's
is the office of teacher, that she has al
ready a subline mission in the world with
out sighing for a wider scope, all would
be well for our grand-children and gener
ations after.— PHYLI.IS, in Horse Review.
A Cure for Cancer.
Our exchange* are publishing extracts
in regard to the ability of a German
physician named George Engle, of Eddy
ulie, in Armstrong county, to care cancer
by the application of a salve. It is an un
di*putable fact thai the.-e are members erf
the family of Dills, residing near Kittann
ing who possess a secret thot if known to
ihe world would result in a greater amount
of good than auy discovery in medical
science m recent years. The secret con
sists of a cure tor cancer if taken in its
early stages. From the facts we have at
hand we gather the tallowing in regard to
this important secret that has been so
carefully guarded. Early in the present
century there came from Ireland one Wil
liam Dill, who located near Kittanning
and who had a preparation which he had
and which he a'so claimed would cure
cancer. Katurally such a claim vas at
tirst given but little credenc-e, but as time
went on Lis success gained him considera
ble notoriety in the immediate section,
but the fact never became known, we be
lieve to the outside world. TJB treat
ment consisted of a plaster applied to the
cancer. Wr» 1 th« plaster would comeolf apd
a second put on and it failed to adhere the
cancer was cured and the sora would heal
up nicely. When Dill was about to die
he n-.ade known the secret to his daughter
arjd son, auU the former at least Has prac
ticed it a successfully as her father. The
sou weut west no knowledge of him
is at band. The daughter resides about
miles lrom Kiuanning and tor years
his outwinter. Many established cures
arc known. A *UTO? ofoijr towusmau J.
il. Cunningham had a cancer on the side
of her fane. She consulted their family
physician and bo told her to go to Miss
Dili. She went and was cured, no sign of
the cancer ever again showing. We are
ioforited ihi t ether members of the Dill
hmiij u • tiu t.-i' .t, hot it bus
ii«.t i:• n'Wed to go outside ti»« family,
tad ia carefully Their chargei
are always very moderate. — East Drady
Political Comtdy.
The Republican* cf Now Hampshire are
entitled to the thanks of the wohle land,
and we hereby tender them oars. The
State Convention they held at Concord
last week was not only an interesting
event in itself, but it pro-noted the hilarity
of the county by the neatness acd dis
patch With which it proceeded to wit down
on its own chairman, who was no less a
personage than United States Senator
William E. Chandler.
Mr. Chandler is a politician somew hat
ot the "boss" stamp, and he evident ly re
gards himself as an important political
factor in the country at large as well as at
home. He has been making himself, quite
conspicuous ot late by unfounded attacks
on Major MeKinley and some of his leading
friends. He went home to attend the
State Convention last week and inciden
tally to see that the New Hampshire Re
publicans should "whoop it up" tor New
England's "favorite sou" in proper Btyle.
The State Committee promptly made him
chairman cf the Convention, and all went
swimmingly and no doubt to Chairman
Chandler's entire sa'isfaction until the
committee oa Resolutions ma le its report
That document recognized "as most con
spicuous" among Republican candidates
"New England's noble and illustrious son,
the Hon. Tnoma-> B. Reed, of Maine, aad
that par« and able states m i a-i I cum
pion of protection, the Hon William Mc-
Kinley, of Ohio," and it declared that the
Ropablicais of Now Hampshire preferred
one or the other ot these candidates 'be
cause either is in himself a platform."
If this plank o f the platform rendered
Cnairraan Chandler speechless the fact Is
hardly to b* wonderad at, for it is prob
able that no political manager ever re
ceived a more direct and emphatic rebuke
at the hands of hid friends Whatever he
may have thought of the snub, the fact is
that he remained damt) whil j the Con
vent ion proceeded ic adopt unanimously
the report of the Committee. It
is easy to believe the reports
that Mr. Read's friends at
Washington were somewhat confounded
by the peculiar style of New Hampshire's
indorsement of their candidate. No doubt
they were a little anxious to jret Mr.
Chandler's explanation of his remarkable
campaign among the granite hills of his
State —Agitator.
The Y. P. S. C E gave a social on last
Friday evening, April 10. Everybody re
ports a very pleasant time.
Mrs Turner'.? mother and brother,
Samuel came up to spend a day or two.
Mrs. Turner is improving slowly.
Campbell Bros are having their siore
William Campbell of the Seminary,
spent Sabbath at home
S. A. Twaddle and James Jackson spont
Sabbath at Bruin.
George Wolford and family are moving
11 > Brownsville. We are sorry to see Geo
and lamily leave
The Rev. I)r, Rhodes, ofSt Louis spent
a few days with relations and frionds, last
Mrs. P. R Burke of Earns City was
visiting her brother James McClymoads
and family.
Peter Kline has returned expecting to
play ball.
Peter McCarrier was homo over Sabbath.
He is working near St Joe.
The students are trotting forward to
another social.
H. Curtis Hindman, our druggist spoac
a few days at Butler, last week.
Teore is quite a large school this term,
about 125 students. C.
Mi<s Zilla Glean is tiiohiag school at
Dr. Rhodes, of St Louis was the guest
of his brother, last week, ile is one of
the many lurmer students of our academy
who have goaa fo.-th t> btUle sajoessfully
with life.
Miss Jennie Stow.trt passed through
town, last Saturdiy on her way home from
teaching a succesat'jl term of school in
Jefferson twp
Misses Black an! vf.i'iJu Ohristley and
Xetta Black spent Sjuday at their ho ma a
near Moniteau.
Georgo Beatty mad-j a flying trip homo,
Tho Social, given by the 0. E in the
Presbyterian church, Friday evening was
a decided success.
Tho ladie-f of the astronomy class are
anxious to study tho brilliant s'ar which
appears directly over Mr. Sloan's store.
Mr. Claude C. Campbell of the Adams
Express company was in town, Saturday
The ball team has a surplus of players,
any of the neighboring clubs wishing to
secure a catcher should address Mr.
A deluge of paint has struck the town
and as a result aisny aJ the residences as
well as a number of business block-- are
assuming a new appearance.
Pryorand Glenn have secured gome new
driving horses and now have as complete
a line of livery stock as can ba found in
the neighborhood,
John Sproull of Boyers spent Sunday in
town. KBX.
Report of Hesselgesser School.
For the last school month of the an
nual school term closing April 10th., the
scholars who missed no days during the
month are as follows:
Valley Hesselgesser, Pearl Hesselge.-sor,
Elva Monroe. Mary Foster, Myrtle Hos
selgesser, Efiie Cruikshanks. Annie
Cruikshanks, .liettie Hesselgesser, Maud
Bricker, Mabel Ewing, Bertio Moreliead,
Uarrison Hesselgesser, Charley Hessel
gesser, Mary Green. Percent of atten
dance 88.
Visits were maJe to the school during
the month by the following persons,
George Freehling, John Sell, Elizabeth
Watson, John Freehling, James Stover,
John Al!inan, Tillie Brioker, Rev. Haz
lette, Mrs. David Hesselgesser,.
The last day was apparently the most
important day in all tie history of the
school term. School lasted until noon
when dinner was announced and the ladies
who had made such great preparation for
the occasion proceeded in distributing the
dinner among the many people who were
there, the efficiency and entnuiasm mani
lestea along t'ae educational line was in
dicated by the great number of citizens
and friends of education who were pre
sent, especially from this district.
After dinner devoted the remainder
ol' the time to speaking by the citizens of
tbe school, appropriate remarks were made
by Mr. Harry Beckett, who spoke about
what a benilical influence such meetings
had in tno cause of education. He was
followed by Mr. Bert Bickett, who also
give us very valuable suggestions along
the school line, Mrs. Kev. Hazieite gave
us valuable hints in a brief speech which
she made, among the many go id things in
her speech was the responsibility entrust
ed to the teachers, care which she very
strongly emphasized, others also gave us
talks, bat space will not permit an abstract
of their remarks,
We need not insist on the value of that
knowledge which aids indirect selfpreser
vation by facilitating the gaining of a
livehood, this is admitted by all and, in
deed perhaps by the misses too exclusive
ly regarded as the end of education, but
while every one is ready to indorse the
abstract proposition that instruction tit
ting youths tor the active business and re
ponsibilities ot lite is of high importance
or even to consider it lor supreme impor
tance, yet scarcely any inquire what in
struction will so fit them. It is true that
reading, writing and arithmetic are taught
with au intelligent apureciation of their
usea in our schools, hut when we have
said this we have said nearly all, whilo the
grent bulk of what else is acquired had no
bearing oa tho incjusterial activities im
mensity of information that ha» a direct
bearing on the industrial activities of life
» enti.-ely passed over-
In closing this report I wish to express
my ifrateiut appreciation ot the hearty and
uudi.-ided onoperation ot the citizens,
directors, and Jxiende cf eduoa
tion shown to me in my school woric.
RUSSELL—At thpir home at Gia.le Han,
April —, I>9o, two children of A loci •
Hauell. Their deaths were caused by
spinal fever.
CROFT-At his home in Cranberry, tp April
8, 1896, Frederick Crofr, aged M) rear
LA WSON —At the home of hip daughter
Mrs. S. O Blair. near Glade Run, April
7.1590. II "ii. J. 15. L*UMID, ot Clarion
Co, aged 89 year- Judge Lawson ■w.ai*
visiting his daughter, when taken ill.
FORKER—At his home in Clay t* - p .
April 10, 1890, John Forker, aged 97
year.- 1 .
Sir Forker wa- one uf the oldest citizens
of the county. lie was buried on Satur
day, from the home of his son-in-law S T.
Mar-hall, of Washington twp.
WEIGLE —At his homo in Butler April 8.
1890, John Manford Weigle, in his 35th
Mr. Weigle wasa victim of the grippe,
which cat iiim down in the prime ot a use
ful life. His wife, nee Alexander, * and
one child survive him.
WALKER—At her home in Pittsburg
April 9, Ls9o, Mrs. Walker, widow ol
Simpson Walker, and daughter of Geo.
W. Heed, dec'd. aged til years.
MDUER—At their home ia Saxonbarii,
April 3. 1890, two children of John
Muder, Jr. Their deaths were caused
by croup.
WRITTEN —A this home in Ceutreville
Aprils, IS9G, Rev. J. B. Whitten in his
66:b year.
ALLEN —At her h.'me in Brady twp.
April 11, 1890, wi!e if Robert Alien.
VOGELEY—At his h me in Cutler, April
13, 1896. George W. Wg -ley, in hi.-72a
Mr. Vogeley was born in Germany and
came with his parents to th..- country, who
nettled »nd lived Saxotiburg His
father, Georga Yogs ley, was one of those
who founded Saxonburg and kept a public
hou<e there for many years. George, his
sou, now deceased, came to Butler about 44
years ago. He was a tobacconist and his
store always was '.he leading and favorite
one with our citizens. People patronized
"him because ofhis honesty, his good social
nature and generosity. Ho was a kind,
obliging, Chri-tian citizen. For many
years past he has served the people of thi
tjwn as an Over-eer of the poor and his
many charitable and good acts in that of
ficb are well known to oar people.
All will respect the memory of George
Vogeley. Six children survive him. Mrs.
Vogeiey died some year ago.
.NICHOLAS—In this place, Apxi. 13 isi»>.
Mr. Henry W. Nicholas, in the 6:20 _
ot his age.
Mr. .Nicholas came from Connoquenoss
ing twp. to Butler some fifteen or twenty
years ago. Since living here he has been
an industrious and useful citizen On sev
era l occasions he was chosen the assessor
of the ward in which he lived. Fall a
year ago he was elected by the voters of
the county one of its Jury Commissioners
which otlioe ho was filling very satisfacto
rily to the people. He had many friends
in the county who will regret to learn of
his death. He leaves a widow and ten
children to mourn their loss. The funeral
took place on Wednesday, services being
held in the South Side Reformed Church
was a member.
ECKAIAN—At her home in Mt. Chestnut,
April 11,1890, Mrs. P. C. Eckman, in her
C2d year. She was the mother of Mrs.
J as Turner of Butler.
REBSTOCK—At his homo in Sidnev,
Ohio., March 5. 1896, Adolphns J. R >-
stock, aged 63 years.
Mr. Rebstock had not been in go
health for some months. The news ol b
death will be heard with regret by his r>!u
scholars in Butler. All of whomjeonsid r. <i
him a friend. He was born in Gem •
and came to this county with his m< t
and step-father, Michael Niggle, wheti i-.r
a boy. lie was the teacher of what >-
the high school of Butler during the !i -
ties. He read law. here, and wen,
lowa in 1859. He did not like that ai .
and started to come back to Butle t>. ■
stopped with somo relatives in fc. I
Ohio., enlisted in the army, went bac
Sidney and married andsettled there ii
held the office ol Register and Rec r.
or Probate Judge as it is called there
several terms, and accumulated con i. •
able property. He loavos a wife, on:
and one daughter.
Robert J. Canan, died at his hom-: 1 .
Clintonville, last Saturday. He wa:: iin
fattier of E. H. Canan of Evaaa City,
ilia. Cuupur iiegxa of this couuty.
Elizabeth Hughes nee Lefever > >r :
in Eutler Co, Pa. August Sth HJj
When liyo years old her father removod to
Morgan county. Ohio. She was married to
Joseph Hughes, April od 18C0 to this
union three children were born, one f>on
and.two daughters, one daughter died in in
fancy. In 18G3 they removed to lowa,
where they remained about live years and
from thero they removed to Veron county,
Wis., where they remained until about
18S0 when they came to Perry Co. Ohio,
where fhe resided at the time of her death
She joiuetr the M. E. church when but
twelve years ol age aid continued a con
sistent member of the i-ame untill her
master called her to her reward. She
loaves a husband, one daughter Mrs. T. S.
Storts of Perry county, Ohio, a son, Dr.
C. W. Hughes of East Palestine Ohio, and
two grand sons with lots of friends to miss
her when she is gone. C. J.
A Return of Thanks.
To tho many neighbors and friends, who
were so unceasing in their kindnoss during
the late illness and death of my husband,
I take this method ot expressing my most
sincere and heartfelt thanks, not only for
kind acts but for the words ol'comlort spok •
en, with which to help mo bear my great
sorrow; and may the God of tho widow and
latherless reward you all, as you so richly
Butler, Pa.
IN the face of the fact that, in reply to
inquiries sent out by the New York Press,
every great woolen factory in the United
States said that the Wilson tariff had
seriously injured that industry, free trade
organs continue to prate about the bene
| ficial effects of that measure on the wool |
industry. The truth is that American (
manufacturers of wool have been serious- I
ly injured by that law, and everybody j
knows what a fearful blow it has inflicted j
upon the sheep raising industry. It has 1
benefitted foreign wool growers and man- *
ufacturers greatly, to be sure, but it ha.- j
injured American wool growers and man- 1
ufacturers in exactly the same proportion.
THE war between Abysinia and Italy
has greatly stimulated the immigration of
Italians to the United States. They pre- 1
fer freedom in this country to compul-
sary military service in their own.
Absolutely Pure."
A cream ol tartar baking powder. High
est of all in leavening strength.— Lntert
Cntted States Government Food lieport. J
A Strong Companies.
Promvt Settlements.
Heme Insurance Co. of New \orl», lnsur
naee Co. of North America, ot Philadelphia,
Pa. Phenis Insurance of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and Hartford Insurance Co. of Hartford Conn <
OFFICE: Corner of Main St. and the
Diamond, north of Court House, Butler, Pa
"oaice on Norm Diamond street, opposite tne
Court Houao—Lower Hoot
Closs of Soi oo! fc'o. a Jefferson twp.
SAxoxl ;u<j Ai'A'l 11th. 1896.
At the closi ig of nchool No 2 Jetlerioa
twp. of which Vlii« Vettie Fru er is teth
er. Tl.e*e wi • «l*o * reunion of teacher* j
and scholar* « " s*m» school
The follow ug Br<>jjrani being nicely
Instrument 1 inu.'c by Hiss Frazier an 1 j
Pn-: Kr.och. address t>y E 11.
Knucb. dehvi ed with great success. In
strumental m »ic by Mi»* Krai er and Prof.
Knooh nicelj rendered. Recitation '<y
Frank Nick e Adirou by 1 H. Ejenrath,
who i-poke of lis career a. teacher during
tie three tern eof teaching at No 2 which
was very i' ter**:ing, Recitation by
Martha %\"ilh« m, Du«t, by Miss Frasier
and Fulton ei titled conie where the rose
buds sleep. rt reived with great applause.
Hesitation b} Alice Gillespie entitled 20
years ago, £ iciration by Delia Lefever. ;
entitled trie mortifying mistake, A dress J
by H. I. L« isner. who spoke very elo- j
qnently, SOEJ 8 by the scholars. Recitation j
by Mrs, Wile • th« confessional. Recitation
by Lizzie N ckle, wall rendered, Recita
tion by Elva Fraziar. Remarks by H. C.
Smith, whict were 'yell chosen and much
appreciate. 11. VT.
to Take
any to Operate
Are features t iculiar to Hood's Tills. Small In [
size. tasteleiJ, efficient thorough. As one man
said: " Youn» rer know you _
have taken a {ill till it!» all _I 1
Over." 25c. C. i. Hood & Co., 111 fS I
Proprietors, i owell, Mass. ®
The only pills o take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Es editor's Notice.
Letters ter amentary having been issued
to the under igned on the estate of Hon.
James Kerr, :ato of Harrisvile, Butler Co..
Pa., dee'd, a 1 persons indebted to said es
tate are reqt «sted to make prompt pay
ment and th so having claims against said
estVe will p es«'nt them dc'y antbet.ticn'-
ed for settle -.ent 'o
. VMS» viALIiaKATH, Ex'r,
Butler, Pa.
E' Notice-
Letters ?« 7 on iuo ;?tate ol
,T»cob c ' ate of Eyans City,
B '!»>. g been granted to
the ;i, . i persons knowing
them -o said estate will
plea »»:..« s payment, and any
av it, .|# igu' r . said estate will pre
ent i ptii |. ..parh ithentieated to.
L N. GRAHAM, Ex'r.
Evans City, Pa.
M 1 ung Att'ys.
nlstrator's Notice-
L■ administration on tho estate
of J ■ ' Stehle, dee'd, late ot Butler,
But 'a,, having been granted to
thi •i> ,'icd. therefore all persons
knee: ; r 'it-:* '"<jd indebted to said
csr.i .• v-i ■ mako speedy payment
latins against the" same
1 1 • duly authenticated for
1' •nk E l- r v Butler, P.a
F: ecuior's Notice.
L-Uei - oi ■ ation on the estate of
l> b. rt liai i u . • »<-' d, lato of Middlesex
i-• «'■ , ''' , having been granted
• i;-... ....i . all persons knowing
"'•ins. <s ii-rhr,ii to said estate will
pi- s.j :i tM i ii., ttinte payment and any
i,+\ i: ji clan is said estate will pre
s.-nttitin ni.v Hii't enticated for settle-
II e: 1 to
•■ AHV tt HARBISON, Exr's,
f-tukerstown, P. 0.,
Allegheny Co., Pa.
Ra:-ioui Greer, Att'ys.
E cocutor's Notice.
Letters to-tam mary on the estate of
Fmi k t. Ali Grow. 'Jec'd, late of Prospect
ior-ugh, Hu'itr Co. Pa., having been
t,.... tu to .lie undersigned, all persons
irmowing themselves indebted to said os
statf villi please make immediate payment
and any por<..u having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenticat
ed for settlement to
Nannie J. McGrew, Ex'r.
Prospect Pa
Administrator's Notice.
Letters of idministration on {the estate
of Mrs. Ann e Mary Kelly, late of Middle
sex twp., I utler Co., Pa., dee'd, having
been giantei' to the undersigned, therefore
all persona Knowing themselves indebted
to said estato will please make speedy pay
ment and those having claims against the
same can present them duly authenticated
lor settlemert to
J. X. FULTON. Adm'i.
Flick. P. 0.
Att'y. Butler Co., Pa.
Jury List For April 27.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn this 2Gfh
day of March 18%. to serve as Traverse
Jurors ar a special term of Court, com
mencing on the 4th Monday of April ISM,
the name being the 27th day of said month.
Adams Leander, Marion twp, farmer.
Aderhold Charles, Jefferson twp, farmer.
Parnhart E A, Millerstown boro, oil pro.
Cochran L M, Butler 4th ward, clerk.
Coal man August, Jefferson twp, larmer.
C'ochrswn David J, Mercer twp, farmer.
Dunba ■» Win Alick, Middlesex twp, farmer.
Dodds W 11, Muddycreek twp, farmer.
Dindinger Wni Jackson twp, fanner.
Daobenspe ck A !:ram, Parker twp, larmer.
L'mrick John, F 'imrr.it twp, larmer.
Elrick J M, 11 a Kro, druggist,
Eyth Frank, C loro, botelkeeper.
Frazier J arao farmer.
Golden Patri 2nd ward oil pro.
Green Samu i,farmer.
Galiager D <1 twp, farmer.
Glenn Wm in twp, farmer.
Bulcbinso kland twp, farmer.
Hessleges \V Infield twp, farmer.
Kncich Fr fferson twp, farmer.
Eohlmye Venango farmer.
Link Jo twp, larmer.
Ligent ame twp, laborer.
McKce f tony twp, larmer.
McGuc i Clearfield twp, farmer.
Miller Connoqueneising twp,
McNo iddlesex twp, preacher.
Mon s J ft ddlesex twp, farmer.
McG uley M ichsel, Concord twp, farmer.
McG' nnegal W iUon, Jefferson twp, farmer.
Mye : rs Frank, Connoquenessing twp, jew
liu mmel John, Win Meld twp, carpenter.
Ku ff Al, Butler sth ward, merchant.
Stralile John, Middlesex twp, farmer.
Snyder H E, Butlor sth ward, preacher.
Stamm Solomon, Forward twp, farmet.
Studoba,ker David, Worth twp, farmer.
Studebaker Joseph, Worth twp, farmer.
Sc >tt John, Lancaster twp, farmer.
Snyder Abraham, Mercer twp, farmer.
Thompson Charles. Buffalo twp, farmer.
T.-liy .lames, Zehenopie boro. J . P
Thompson Nelson, Itoady twp, farmer.
Vanderlin Samuel, Mar:on twp, farmer.
Wade Isaac, Washington twp, fit r iutr.
W oitsell Daniel, sr, Butler Ist ward, Jray
Wilson E J, Zelienople boro, gent.
R. L. Kirkpatrick, Optician and Jeweler
Next to Court Mouse Hut let. Pa., trralua
1.1 Port
U« K. Wayne St.. offlce hours. 10 to 12 M. an
to 3 I'. M.
Offcee In Gilkey building oppcsitoP. 0.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
Artificial Teeth Inserted on the latest lm,
jfoveil plan, t.okl Killing .i sp«*etalty. omce
uivcr schaul's Cloti'luu Store.
\ & & HOUSE
) Meams Carpet Buying Time
S to the Good Housekeeper.
C Our spring stock of Carpets. Rugs, Mattings, Lace
f Curtains and Linoleums is double that of last season.
, The patterns and colorings are the finest the manu
j factureis have ever produced.
S Ingrain Carpet at 50c.,
\ They are here, and all wool.
) Brussels Carpet at 50c.,
1 Good values for the price.
) Body Brussels, Axminsters,
5 Wiltons and Velvets.
C Carpets are here to suit you in Style and Price.
> hff/j Lace Curtains.
i SsMi p ° rticrs '
s WWMiI Window Shades.
r IM-i Ask to see the
Lace Curtains
/ at S l^o ' $2.00 and $2.50
S P er P a * r
|Homes Furnished Complete.
| Butler, Penna. >
\ We have too many?
S Shoes—we want money?
> more than Shoes. <
\ii4 South flain St. Butler, PaA
Pnlilio interest in the Presidential Campaign is intense and will steadily increase,
and the disappointment of the men whofe votes turned the scale at the last election,
with the results under the administration they elected, will make *.he cimpaign the
most exciting in the history of the country.
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