Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, August 12, 1897, Image 3

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NOTE—AII advertisers intending to make
• change* in tUelr ads. should notify us of
their Intention to do so. not later than Mon
day morning.
Road Reports. Widow's Appraisements,
Register's Notices and Jury Lists for
Sept. Term.
An Ordinance.
Robinson, the Horseshoer.
C. & T.'s Prices.
The Butler Collegiate Institute.
Grove City College.
Administrators and Executors of estates
can secure their receipt books at the CITI
ZEN office.
"Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her;
He hid her bloomers, bike and bell,
And then he kept her very well.
—Butler Fair—Sept. 7, 8, 9 and 10th.
BOY WANTED-16 to 18 years of
. years of age. with good common school
education For particulars inquire at
CITIZEN office.
—Go up to the Orphans' Home this
—Cute curtailers of other people's cur
rency are getting in their work these
—McClung & Co. struck a good gas
ser on the T. R. Hoon farm in Centre
twp. last week.
—John A. Richey and S. S. Gill
purchased the Steele cigar store, and it
has been reopened.
—The spelling of some of the names
on the Jury List is incorrect but we
print these lists just as they are writ
—We have received a well-written
Btring of items from Brownsdale, but
our correspondent does not give his or
her name, and we cannot afford to vary
from our rule in this respect.
—The Band Concert and fancy byci -
cle riding by Proctor, the new Butler
first baseman, collected an unusually
large crowd on the Diamond, Tuesday
—lf the CITIZEN pleases you, hand it
to a neighbor who does not take it, and
ask him to add his name to the long and
appieciative list of patrons already on
our books. Sample copies sent free.
—Twenty years ago Karns City was
a booming oil town with about 2000
population, now she has about 200 pop
ulation. and these ask that the charter
be annulled and the town again become
part of Fairview twp.
—We have it on the authority of a
prominent lady of this town and one
who has had much experience, having
had a corn on each toe, that corns should
never be pared during the increase of the
moon. But if the operation is perform
ed during the decrease of the moon the
corns will soon disappear. The same
rule applies to killing hogs.
—The editor of a juvenile publication
recently received the following:
"Mistur editur:
deer sur,
please stop yor papur.
sister Annie died on monday aftur
redeing yore last wekes number."
At last accounts the paper was
still going -through its subscription
list was shorter by one name.
—Several localities in Western Penna
were visited by rain and hail storms,
Tuesday, and several fatalites were re
ported, the oddest of which was the
death of Ella Alexander at Blairsville
while answering a telephone call. She
and the hired man were at home, at the
time the latter in the cellar grinding an
ax. When the 'phone rang the yonng
lady, aged 19, answered it, and the next
moment the lightning struck the tele
phone, passing through her body, tear
ing her shoes off and passing through
" the floor.
—When you go to the telephone to
converse with somebody around the
corner or a mile away, compose yourself
and talk quietly and naturally.
The more natural the voice, the clear
er transmission. Considering the difficul
ty and wear of temper in trying to hold
conversation with people who cannot
make themselves intelligible when ad
dressing a transmitter, we agree with
the Chicago Record that somebody
should start a school to instruct people
in the use of the telephone.
There is the nervous man with the
high-pitch voice, says the Record, who
roars into the telephone until the in
strument at the other end gives out only
a series of noisy buzzes. There is the
misguided person who gets too close to
the telephone, and his twin brother who
stands too far from it. There is the fee
ble-voiced woman whose talk is about
M intelligible as the murmur of a sea
shell, and there is the woman who
stands two feet away and shrieks in
coherently a sentence in which about
t aro out of every five words can be un
derstood. The women in fact -probably
from their inexperience—are the worst
offenders. The man with the vigorous
lungs and the shouting accent is likely
to be quite as bad. Somebody evident
ly should set forth to give instructions
in the art of talking by telephone.
Lessons are needed in slow, distinct
enunciation, in a voice not too high or too
noisy, and with the lips near the trans
—The "National Hay Asso'n" met in
Pittsburg Tuesday, and discussed the
situation and had several pleasant out
ings. Delegates from nearly all the
northern states, and some from Canada
were present. Speaking of the outlook
for this season Willis Pollock, editor of
the "Hay Trade Journal" said the pres
ent prospect is for the largest hay crop
ever grown in this country; the largest
in tonnage and the greatest in value. In
1896 the hay crop of the United States
was estimated to be 59,000,000, in round
numbers, and the crop this season is ex
pected to reach between 60,000.000, and
70,000,000, tons at least. The National
Hay association through its legislative
committee has brought about the plat
ing of a tariff of $4 a ton on hay in the
present Dingley law. instead of $2 per
ton as in the Wilson law. The total
imports of hay rluring 1895 1896 under
the Wilson law amounted to 504,000 ton 9
for which we paid $4,207,000. Under
the new tirriff law the imports are
bound to be greatly reduced, thus add
ing a large sum of money annually to
the farmers. In 1895 the total average
value of the hay crop was estimated at
$393,000,000,. The amount of hay re
oeived in 41 of the leading cities of this
country last year was 8,000, 000, tons,
which sold at an average price of sl6 per
ton. It would require double this
amount to supply other markets and
cost $29,000, (KM). The growers and
dealers in hay this season have great
reason to feel encouraged, and this fact
will account for a very large attendance
at the present convention in Pittsburg.
The will of Fredrick Eppinger of
Lancaster twp was probated, no letters.
Letters of administration on the es
tate of Jannette M. Norton, late of
Mars, were granted to C. S. Norton.
The Forest Oil Co. recently bought a
number of leases in Jackson twp . from
A. J. Douthett. G. A. Eyman, .. as.
Harvey and Levi M. Wise, the prices
paid aggregating s*<,ooo.
The petitions for naturalization of
James Horsley, Wm. A. Oughton,
Henry Wilson and Charles Koepple.
have been filed and will be beard
Thursday, September 7.
Florence Conley, by her next friend
T. C. Kennedy, has petitioned for di
vorce from A. T. Conley.
Wm. Caster, by his next friend F. L
Caster, has had a capias in trespass is
sued against Wm. C. Hawn claiming
SSOO damages.
On Saturday last Eckert Kalbpeti
tioned Court for a Commission in
Lunacy as to his wife, Rosenna, and
Dr. Graham, Esq. Kennedy and Alex
Russell were appointed. The case was
heard in Col. Thompson's office Mon
day and Tuesday, Col. Thompson ap
pearing for the petitioner and S. F.
Bowser for Mrs.*Kalb. and theCommi
sion filed its report yesterday, with the
"conclusion that Rosanna Kalb is in
that peculiar condition; mentally and
physically, that her own safety and
welfare, as well as that of others, re
quire that she be placed in some bospi
al or asylum where she may receive pio
per medical treatment," etc., and re
commend Court to make such order as
will carry their finding into effect.
The defendant's counsel filed objec
tions to this recommendation, and says
that the Commission having failed to
find Mrs. Kalb insane, as provided by
law, the Court has no jurisdiction to
make further decree in the matter, ex
cept to dismiss the proceedings at cost
of petitioner
The Committee slightly amended
their report, Mrs Kalb was taken to
the Hospital at Mercer, this morning.
A dispatch from Mars, dated last Fri
day stated that William Hooks, a 19-
year-old boy of that place was missing,
and it was alleged he has been passing
forged checks in wholesale quantities.
The checks are drawn on the Butler
Connty National bank and bear the
signature ot Blair Hooks. At this place
Thomas Miles, a barber, cashed a SIOO
check by giving two checks, one for SSO
and another for $29, and the balance in
cash. Topping & Craig cashed one by
accepting a $65 check in payment of a
small bill and giving good checks for
the balance. A. C. Irvine gave 45 cash
for one of the worthless slips. The
amount of cash obtained was not more
than $75, but the boy has good checks
worth S2OO. The banks on which thev
are drawn, however, have been notified.
In Butler Hooks ordered a bicycle off
White, Walter & Co.. tendering one of
the worthless checks in payment. He
was to get the wheel yesterday, but
failed to show up.
T. C. and J. A. Kennedy to D. S.
Fair, lot in Mars for $250.
0. C. Barr to Florence K. Conley, lot
in Mars.
Wm Rape to G H Burr, 68 acres in
Farward for sl.
G H Burr to Wm Rape. 68 acres in
Forward for sl.
Zelienople Ex Co to Thos Bolivor,
lot in Jackson for $450.
Zelienople Ex Co to G B Junkin, lot
in Jackson for sl.
A M Lusk to C C Frederick lot in
Zelienople for $4,000.
Susan Armbruster to Geo E Millin
ger, lot in Butler for $535.
John D. Pisor to Isaiah N Meals, lot
in Washington for S4O.
P Whitmire to S D Badger, lot in
Boydstown for $225.
G. Muehlheim to D. F Reed, lot in
Butler for $325.
Thos. Bester to L. L. Thompson lot
in Butler for $l5O.
J. W. Croft to Mary Murray 110 acres
in Cranberry for $550.
Marriage License*.
S A A cor Allegheny Pa
Gertrude Weser Butler
A C Aaron Butler
Anna Weigand Butler
J J Schnlt.is Butler
Agnes C Koch Butler twp
At Pittsburg,S. B. Davison and Anna
E. Barr of Mars.
—Butler Fair—Sept. 7, 8, 9 and 10th.
—Tne Water Co. is rebuilding the
Boydstown dam.
—The Stewart-English reunion is tak
ing place today in Muddycreek twp.
—The only people that know much
they don't tell are editors and milk
—The longer a man is married the
less room he finds for his clothes in any
of the closets.
—The people who pray hardest for
the millennium wouldn't know what to
do with themselves if it really came.
—As soon as a woman gets an idea
that she is the intellectual equal of
man her husband logins to get along
with picked-up dinners.
—The man who kicks the hardest
about the way the city cleans the
streets is the same small boy that al
ways used to walk in the gutter.
—Deaths from mosquito bites or
stings have lately been reported from
different parts of the country. Oil of
Pennyroyal is recommended as an anti
—Don't mix cucumbers, green-apples
and tomatoes. An Allegheny county
boy ate two dozen tomatoes, a peck of
green apples and four cucn mbers—and
he died.
—One of the most interesting little
books we have looked over for a long
time is "The Pennsylvania Reader'—
Historical and Patriotic—by S. O.
Goho, A. M., late Superintendent of
schools at Milton Pa." It is designed
for the use of schools, is published by
the American Book Co., Washington
Square, N. Y., aDd is surely worthy of
the consideration of all school boards
in this state.
—At the meeting of Council next
Tuesday evening the the Committee ap
pointed to consider the proposition of
the Street Railway Co. for the right of
way of several of our streets will prob
ably make a report and the same will
be discussed.
Some people think the company should
be made pay a large sum for the use of
our streets—that to end their obligation;
and others think that the sum should be
small to begin with but that the Com
pany should keep the streets they use in
order and pay the borough a percentage
of their gross receipts.
Odd Fellows Excursion.
The Odd Fellows of this neck of the
woods will excurt to Port Dover, Cana
ca. on Thursday the 26th inst. The
train will leave Butler at 6A. M. town
time aud run to Conneaut Harbor, at
which point the excursionists will take
the boat for Port Dover. The tickets
will be good for five days and the rate
from Butler will be tint $2.50 for the
round trip. The rate from Mars, Har
mong Zelienople, Evans City, etc,,
from which points the specials will
start about 5 A. M. will be $3.00.
Everybody invited.
Collegiate Institute.
The Fall Term opens Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Complete literary courses, exceptional
advantages in vocal and instrumental
music. Department of Elocution and
Physical Culture. Address,
E. F. LOUCKS, Principal,
Butler, Pa.
—Butler Fair—Sept. 7, 8, 9 and loth.
M. H. Sitler of Harmony was in town
Uriah Sloan of Emlenton was in-town
Chris. Huselton is visiting in Phila
Jas. J. Sutton of Evans City, wa? in
town. Friday.
J. S. Boyer. of Jefferson Centre, was
in town. Mondav.
Ben Foster, of Free port, visitud
friends in Butler. Sunday.
Miss Agnes Wise, of Evans City
visited friend in Butler. Tuesday.
John Niggle, who was visiting his
folks here, has returned to New York.
Mrs. Jennie E. Zimmerman and her
son Don left for New York, Wednesday.
Capt and Mrs Ayres are visiting
Mr and Mr*. T. H. Greer at Pittsburg.
A. B. Crouch, of the P & W., and
his wife left town for Colorado, yestei
J N. Patterson. Mrs. Sarah Mackey
and Miss Ada Findley left for the East
this morning.
Mrs. Evans, of Tarentnm and Miss
Cook, of Washington, are the guests of
Mrs. John Findlev.
Dan Harrington, who has been tele
graphing at Renfrew, has gone to work
for the P. B. & L E. at Greenville.
Jacob Hutzley, of Forward twp.. was
in town Tuesday. He has been super
visor of his township for six years.
O. M. Patterson and wife, of Hil
liards returned Monday from camp
meeting at North Sewickly, Beaver Co.
Dr. S. D. Bell and daughter, Lena,
have left for Colorado, the Doctor hop
ing to find a more agreeable climate
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Marshall, of
Penn township will have a silver wed
ding celebration at their home on Sat
urday, August 21.
Miss Margaret Graham has returned
from a pleasant visit with her Uncle
Robert's family in Meadville, where
they run down to Conneaut Lake even
Jacob Reiber, the drover, Chas. W.
Reiber. the printer. Alf. M. Reiber,
Misses Maggie and Lizzie Reiber. and
George and Will Troutman, left for
New York this morning.
W. W. Harbison and wife, of Ben
nett, Pa., visited John Campbell and
wife, of Jefferson twp.. and Jacob P.
Wise and wife, of Penn twp., last
week. Mr. Harbison is in the milk
business and is doing well.
L. M. Ekin. a son of Findley Ekin, of
the first ward, is visiting his folks here.
Lorain went to Huntington, W. Va.,
some years ago, and is in the employ of
the car factory there as stenographer.
The Huntington shops employ about a
thousand men and make the town.
Senator Quay, it is said, will proceed
from Florida to San Francisco and sail
on a trip of several months to Hawaii,
Samoa and the Solomon group of
islands, probably going as far as Aus
tralia. Who'll take care of us while
Quay's away t And who will construct
the "reform" and "economy and re
trenchment" planks in the next State
platform? —Franklin News.
J. J. Watkins lost a finger in the
Purvis plaining mill, last week.
While John R. McJunkin, of Clay
twp., was in town last Thursday, an
express wagon knocked a wheel off his
buggy; but Mr. McJunkin was not
Henry L. Roenigk, of Winfield twp.,
had fifteen sheep killed by lightning,
during a storm, a few days ago. The
herd took shelter under a tree during
the storm, and all were killed excepting
one little lamb. August Freeling lost
three sheep during same storm.
A six-year old son of Herman Berg,
Jr., of Pittsburg, formerly of Bntler,
was ground to pieces by a street car, a
few days ago. His mother sent him to
the store just across the street, and he
was caught by an electric car.
The German Lutheranchurch at
Saxonburg was struck by lightning and
slightly damaged, Tuesday afternoon.
Herb Harper's new store room, front
ing Centre Ave., is one of the hand
somest in Butler. It is large and well
lighted; has water-colored walls, steel
ceiling, wash room, elevator and every
other modern convenience. Herb, will
move his stock into it next month, and
is already occupying the second story
for a residence.
Nicholson & Co's new candy factory,
on Centre Ave., near the railroad track,
is doing a good business. They make
all their own candy from the best of
sugar, and guarantee purity. It is
good. Try it.
L. C. Wick is building a three story
brick addition to his planing mill, near
Centre Ave bridge; 60x30 feet.
Jno. Henninger is building on his lot
in W. Pearl St.
The excavation for the basement sto
ry of the new hospital is about complet
ed. Contractor Schenck intends rush
ing the job.
liiMim the Fair.
The Butler Fair has secured the serv
ices of Prof. Will H. Davison, of Wash
ington, D. C., the world-renowned,
high-wire trick artist of the world, who
performs 26 different tricks on a high
wire 325 feet long, such acts as stand
ing on his head, rocking a chair, walk
ing like a drunken man, carrying a
man across it, walking on it with both
feet tied together, etc. This is his 20th
They have also engaged the Guide
less Wonder, Pacing Horse. Pacing
every day without rider or driver or
prompting whateyer, but simply on his
courage, scores for the word, comes
back at tap of bell and when he gets
the word "go" paces at full speed the
the full mile and is very fast.
Here are two great, new and interest
ing attractions the management of the
great Butler Fair has provided at great
expense in order to amuse and enter
tain its patrons and proves beyond
doubt that they are going to fulfil
their early announcement of making
the coming Fair th<* greatest ever yet
Remember, the above performances
are given daily and Jren to all on the
The corner stone of the new German
Lutheran Church at Evans City was
laid last Sunday, and sermon by Rev.
D. L. Roth.
There was no service in the U. P.
church on Sunday. Rev. John Gibson,
of Fairview, will preach next Sunday
morning and evening. Rev. McKee
will conduct the first service after his
return from his vacation on Sunday,
August 22.
Rev. Dr Moffit, of Washington Jef
ferson College, preached for the Presby
terians on Sundoy.
Grove City College.
Grove City College opens September
14. Catalogues and Illustrated Hand
Hooks cheerfully sent to any address.
Young people desiring an education
should investigate the cost and advanta
ges of this institution. Address the
President, ISAAC C. KETI.KK,
Grove City, Pa.
The Butler Lubricating Oil Co. has
moved back to their old stand 119 W.
Jefferson St. Steelsmith & Patterson's
new building, where all kinds of engine,
machinery and illuminating oils of the
finest quality are kept in stock in the
basement, and will be delivered to any
part of the city when ordered from C, K.
Mclntire; agent.
SlM>rtiiiK Xoto!*.
—Butler Fair—Sept. 7, 8, !> and 10th
The- Rescne Hook and : Ladder and
i First Ward Hose Cos left for Beaver
' Falls on a special over the P. & W. at
• H o'clock this morning. There will be
| a parade and one hose race today, and
! the remainder of the races on Friday,
j Quite a crowd baa gone along to root
fur Butler. The return train will leave
Beaver Falls at 10 P. M., Friday.
The members of the First Ward
Running team are John Zickrick. John
Ayres. H. Worth, J Cole. Costin Mc-
Elroy, C. Sellers, John Wise, Fred
Weigand. W J. Heineman. C. Reeder.
Ed. Negley. Jean Morrison, D. Reed.
Joe Heineman. Panl Cronenwett. and
J. A. Walters.
The members of the Rescue Hook
and Ladder running team are Chas.
Johnston. Captain; W. H O'Brien,
Manager: Joe Elliott. L. Rockenstein.
Walter Campbell, Chas. Burckhalter.
Clarence Watters, Percy Beighley.
Perry Harkless, Tbos. Armstrong, Si.
Ensminger, John Michaels, Frank Gir
rard, Ed. (irieb, R. Fisber, Lester
Thompson. Harry Carr and Tom Sulli
By a telegram from Beaver Falls re
ceived by Manager Al. Walters yester
day it was learned that all three races
will be run on Friday, instead of one on
Thursday and two on Friday as at
first aranged. This makes a hard day's
work. Martins Ferry is entered under
an assumed name calling themselves
the Buckeye team.
Over 12000 changed hands on the race
at the Fair Ground last Saturday after
noon. Mac. who is about 22 years old,
showed great form winning the second
heat in 2:21. and could have paced fas
ter if necessary. The summary is as
Mac, Wm. Weigle 1 1
Cottonwood, Norman Bredin 2 2
Ladv Elsworth, L. Dean 4 3
Jack B. H. A. Moorhead 'A 4
Time 2:27J, 2:21.
At Columbus, 0., last week. Joe
Patchen won the free-for-all pace, de
feating Star Pointer (Titley's old pacer
and in the second heat equaled the
world's race record of 2:01 5. Star Poin
ter paced the last half of the third mile
in one minute flat.
Minnie McGregor now has a mark of
She is at Warren, 0.. this week.
Butler's ball club was defeated by
Brookville. at that place, by a score of
r> to 2 last Thursday. The" team came
home on Friday and whipped Jeanette
12 to 6, and again on Saturday 5 to 4.
One of the best games of ball that has
been played on the home grounds this
year was that of Tuesday between the
Butler and Evans City Clubs. The
Evans City boys were taken into camp
on the tune of 2 to 0. Hodgkinson
done the twirling for Butler and allow
ed the visitors but three hits. Waddell
pitched a good game for Evans City al
lowing our own but six hits. The
game was remarkably free of errors—
but one being recorded to either club.
The Butler club again defeated the
Eveans City Club yesterday by a score
of 7 to 4.
The Gospel ministers of Erie have
again impressed upon members of the
secular professions the folly of putting
their trust in earthly things. The team
of nine Erie preachers on Thursday last
met a nine picked from the doctors and
dentists of the town, and smote them
with an awful slaughter on the ball
field. The doctors collapsed at the end
of the sth inning, when the score was
39 to 8 against them. The clerical
sluggers were as fresh as daisies. Rev.
B. Canfield Jones, did their catching,
and Rector Spalking delivered the
curves that confounded the worldlings.
—Franklin News.
Turn Outs.
—Butler Fair —Sept. 7, 8, 9 and 10th.
Neyrnan Christley, of Slipperyroek
twp., threshed 33 bushels of wheat
from one acre.
E. R. Boyer, of Lancaster twp., had
48$ bushels of wheat from two acres,
and 91 bushels of rye from 2f acres.
The Markets.
Our grocers are paying 10c for eggs.
12c for butter, 60c for new potatoes, 1 jc
l>er pound for cabbage, 12c a dozen for
corn, 60c a bu. for green beans, 4c a
quart for blackberries, 7c for huckle
berries, 20c a dozen for cukes, 50c for
turnips, 30 to 40c per pair for spring
chickens, and 75c a bu. for onions.
Our dealers are paying 70c for wheat,
24c for oats, 32c for corn, and 35c for
A Letter For You.
Unclaimed letters at the Postoffice at
Butler Pa., week ending Aug. 9, 1897.
Mr. Andrew Douglass, 111 Hall St.,
Miss B. Fillie. Mr. I'. F. Fitzsimmons,
Mrs. Emma Fisher, Mr. Fred Genthotts,
Stif Guinea, Mr. D. L. Hazlett, Anna
Leechburg, Mr. J. B. Laughner, Ma
nolle Mastronianni (Italian), Mr. A. J.
McCullough, R. G. McElhoes, Esq.,
Miss Blanch McQuistion. care Grace
Crawford, 2; Hugh O'Neil, Miss Rae
Phillips, Chas Plante, Mrs. Stella
Smith. Miss Kate Smith. Mr. Russell
Stepp, Mr. Fred Staley, Mr. C. W.
Sowl, Howard Turner and Miss Effa
In calling for these letters please say
State Normal School.
The State Normal School at Slippery
Rock opens September 6, 1897, with in
creased facilities for work. We intend
to do the liest work jiossible in prepar
ing teachers for the common schools.
Expense only $54 for sixteen weeks.
Send for a catalogue.
Teachers' Institute.
Butler county Teachers' Institute will
be held at Butler during the week begin
ning August 30, 1897.
The following instructors have been
secured for the week.
Dr. N. C. Schaffer, State Superintend
ent; Dr. Henry Houck, Department
State Superintendent; Dr. A. E Malt
by and Miss Selia E. Patridge.
Evening entertainments will be given
by Dr. Houck, Prof. P. H Dins more.
Prof. Frank Beard and Col. Geo. W.
School boards that have not elected
teachers should do so at once and send
a report of election to me. It is our
desire to make the institute helpful to
the teacher, an effort is being made to
this end. It is expected fhat every
teacher in the county will be present and
improve the opportunity to prepare for
earnest and efficient work in the school
room. Beginning as it does at the open
ing of the term, this great source of
interest and enthusiasm, this exchange
i of ideas by teachers and of the discuss
i ion of principles and methods by learn
ed and able instructors cannot fail to be
helpful to all earnest teachers.
Programmes will be printed and sent
to all teachers and directors.
County Superintendent.
Pants That Fit.
Made of goods that wear, and keep
their shape. We are turning them out
by the hundreds and the values are so
far ahead of anything you ever saw, the
goods themselves so perfect, so stylish,
so thoroughly up to date, that much as
we may promise you will find more
when you get there
125 W. Jefferson Sst.— l / z block west of
j Berg's Bank.
Reduced Kates via Pennsylvania
Itnilrond tor Mount Gretna
Farmers' Encampment.
From August lif to 20, inclusive, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell, for the above occasion round-trip
tickets to Mount Gretna and return at
rate of one fare for the round trip, from
principal stations. These tickets will
; be valid for return passage until August
28, inclusive.
For information in regard to train
service and specific rates application
should be made to ticket agents.
—Music scholars wanted, at 128 W.
Wayne St.
011. sores.
The market has stood a» 71 all this
MIDDLESEX— Hickev. Belli* <JFC Co.
intend drilling on the old Hickey farm.
A 1 bert Hickey has leased a large tract
of territory in that vicinity.
RENFREW —KohIer, Humphrey &
Co. have a good well on the Humphrey
tract, and have a hundred acres leased.
McMarlin & Co. have a well dne on
the Jos. Brown, this week, and three
more are expected.
TEXAS —And now Texas comes to
the front with an oil field. Last week
two more wells were completed near
Corsicana and are aggregating about
150 barrels per day. There are now
13 wells in district whose daily
output is about GOO barrels, and a doz
en more wells are under contract. Two
large companies are dev«riopiag the
fields, one having 50,000 an 4 the other
about 80,t)00 acres nnder lease -Frank
lin News.
Christ Schmuck. who has been in
Burma. India, for the last fonr years
engaged in drilling oil wells, returned
home Wednesday. He has now been
around the world, as he went via New
York and returned via San Francisco.
Mr. Schmnck left Yenankyet on June
?tb. which city is located just opposite
Pegon. the ancient capital of Burma,
on the Iwawadda river, sailing rrom
Rangoon on the 9th and touching at
the following places, and at all of
which he spent from four hours to four
days each: Penang. Singapoor, Hong
kong, Amoo, Jbanghai. Nangasuki,
Kiobe. Yokahoma and Honolulu, arriv
ing in San Francisco on July 27th. The
only rongh weather enconnted on the
voyage was between Singapoor and
Hongkong. Mr. Schmuck reports all
the boys from this section now in India
as being in excellent health He went
hunting on the Papa mountains with a
party, killing nine wild boar, one goat
and six gee, or barking deer. He has
also killed several leopards and partici
pated in the exciting elephant hunt.
Mr. Schmuck will remain here, having
decided that Pennsylvania is good
enough for him —Enilenton Herald.
The Butler Business College
and School of Shorthand,
Commences its fi/th year next month.
This is a thorough buriuess training in
stitution with patronage steadily grow
ing, and is composed of a superior class
of young men and women. Students
may enter at any time. Instruction
mainly individual. Visitors always
welcome. Business men who require
the service of a book-keeper, clerk or
stenographer are requested to communi
cate with us by mail, or telephone, Citi
zen's 271. Bell 174.
Further information regarding the
school, cost of tuition, rules ami regula
tions, hours of study, etc., will be sup
plied on application. Call on or address.
J % M. BASHLINE, Principal.
319, 327, South Main St. Butler Pa.
Keduced Rates to Grangers' I'ic
ldc at Willam*' Grove via Penn-
sylvania Itailroad.
. For the accommodation of persons
desiring to attend this interesting picnic
and exhibition the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company will sell excursion tick
ets on Augnst 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, and
27, good to return until August 30, in
clusive, at rate of one fare for the round
rip, from principal stations.
For information in regard to train ser
vice and specific rates application should
be made to ticket agents,
Yellowstone Park.
The Yellowstone National Park is
unquestionably the most interesting re
gion on the globe, for within it is dis
played the greatest collection of na
ture's manifold wonders. Indeed, this
mountain bound plateau, high up on
the summit of the everlasting Rockies,
is a veritable playground for the
world's giant forces. To stand and
gaze upon them in all their marvelous
manifestations, the great geyser up
heavals, the fierce steam blasts, the ter
rible leap of the river, and the awful
canon, is a revelation, an experience to
be had at no other point on the earth.
The personally-conducted tour of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company,
which leaves New York on September
2, affords the most satisfactory means
of visiting this wonderland and view
ing its marvelous features. Tourists
will travel by special train of Pullman
smoking, dining, sleeping, and observa
tion cars in each direction. Eight days
will be spent in the Park. Stops will
also be made returning at St. Paul and
Chicago. The round-trip rate, $235
from New York, Philadelphia, Balti
more, and Washington, $230 from
Pittsburg, covers all necessary ex
For detail itineraries and full infor
mation apply to ticket agents, Tourist
Agent, 111*6 Broadway, New York, or
address Geo. W. Boyd, Assistant Gen
eral Passenger Agent, Broad Street
Station, Philadelphia.
Personally-Conducted Tours via
Pennsylvania Railroad.
That the public have come to recog
nize the fact that the best and most con
venient method of pleasure travel is
that presented by the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company's personally conducted
tours, is evidenced by the increasing
popularity of these tours. Under this
system the lowest rates are obtained,
for both transportation and hotel accom
modotion. An experienced tourist
agentand chaperon accompany each tour
to look after the comfort of the pass
The following tours have been arrang
ed for the season of 1897:
To the north (including Watkins Glen,
Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Mon
treal, Qnbec, Au Sable Chasm, Lakes
Champlain and George, Saratoga, and a
day Mght ride down through the High
lands of the Hudson), July 27 and Aug
ust 17. Rate, SIOO for the round trip
from Philadelphia, and Washington,
covering all expenses of a two weeks'
trip. Proportionate rates from other
To Yellowstone Park on a special train
of Pullman sleeping compartment and
observation cars and dining car, allow
ing eight days in Wonderland." Sep
tember 2. Rate $230 from Pittsburg.
Two ten-day tours to Gettysburg,
uray Caverns, Natural Bridge, Virgin
a Hot Springs, Richmond, and Wash
ington, September 28 and October 12.
Rate, s<>:{ from PbMade'phia. Pr<>por
tionate rates from other points.
Low Prices in Musical Goods.
Some special prices at Grieb & Lamb's
dissolution sale now going on.
New l'ianos <2OO and up
New Organs SSO and up
Guitars $4 and up
Mandolins $3-s<) and up
Violins $1,50 and up
Autoharps $2 and up
There are also some second hand in
struments— pianos at #35 to sroo, Or
gans at #2O to 90.
Ilarmonices and other musical instru
ments at proportionately low rates
Strings of all kinds constantly in stock
G. A. K. Kiicampnu'iit, Itiill'alo.
For the National Encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic, at Buffa
lo, August 28, the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company will sell special tickets
from all points on its system to Buffalo
and return at rate of single fare for the
ronnd trip. These tickets will IK*
sold and will -be good going on Aug
ust 21 to 28, and good to return not earl
ier than August 24 nor later than Aug
ust 81 1807.
—What are you going to take to the
Butler Fair this vear.
Every Sunday until further notice the
I'. & W. will run special train to Alle
gheny and return, leaving Butler at 8:15
a. m., returning arrive at Butler at 7:03
p. rn., Butler time. Fare for the round
•trip, only 75 cents.
¥ /"* I'ure Spring Water
I I I * Ice delivered to
all parts of town.
Finelce Cream, Cakes, Confectionary
and wheat and rye bread,
F< )R SALE Handsome seven-room
cottage house on W. Fulton St. Ele
vated location, spring water, large lot,
spleudid view, good title. Inquire at
this office.
Perry Mai tland, a well known and
well-to-do insurance agent, of New
Castle, committed snicide last Friday,
by cutting his throat.
A gas-well at Hornellsville. N. Y.,
has developed into a "freak." so far as
the old accepted theories are concerned
about the bowels of the earth being a
mighty hot place. The well is 1,100
feet deep, and a few days ago the work
men found that they could not raise
the tools from the bottom. When they
bailed it quantities of ice were brought
up from the depths of the well, and it
was concluded that the tools were
frozen fast. A quanity of salt was
used in an ineffectual attempt to cut
the ice The gas pressure in the well
is still very strong.
In the vicinity of Shippensbtirg there
is a promise of the largest crop of
peaches in history. In some orchards
between Edgemont and Waynesboro
and the Susquehanna growers have
employed men to pick off some of the
green peaches lest the trees break down.
Over 100,000 bushels between Chain
bersburg and the Susquehanna is the
estimate, not including the orchards in
the vicinity of Waynesboro, which are
the largest in the valley.
A Johnstown butcher. James Hn
dack. had a narrow escape from freez
ing to death in his own refrigerator on
Thursday last. Hudack went to his
ice "box after closing his shop to get a
piece of meat. While he was inside
the door closed and the automatic lock
securely imprisoned him in his frigid
cell. Realizing his peril, Hudack
howled for help, but the thick walls of
the ice box deadened the noise. Being
clad only in light summer clothing, he
found himself slowly freezing in a short
time. A neighbor finally heard the
noise and aroused Hudack's family.
The ice box was the last portion of the
shop examined and there the butcher
was found unconscious on the floor.
Vigorous rubbing and a hot whiskey
punch brought him around in a short
—Job work ot all kinds done at the
—Some solid walnut furniture for sale
—lnquire at this office.
A Hard man Piano Which cost $450.
Must be sold as the owner has left town.
It can be had for $l6O, spot cash. In
quire at this office.
the cleaning of water closets and
privies within Butler Borough, re
quiring a license therefor and pre
scribing the punishment for the
violation thereof.
WHERAS The Board of Health of
Butler Borough report and recommend
the passage of an ordinance regulating
the cleaning of water closets or privies
within Bntler Borough, therefore be it
ordained as follows:
Be it ordained by the Burgess and
Town Council of Butler Borough, and
it is hereby ordained and enacted by
authority of the same:
SECTION Ist. That from and after
the passage of this ordinance it shall be
unlawful for any person or persons to
deposit the contents of any water
closet or privy any place within the
borough of Butler and the contents of
all water closets or privies shall be re
moved to some unobjectionable place
outside of Butler Borough, which place
shall be approved of by the Board of
Health of Bntler Borough.
SECTION 2nd. It shall be unlawful
for any person or persons to clean out
a water closet or privy within Butler
Borough without first having obtained
a license from the Board of Health of
the said borough authorizing him or
them so to do.
SECTION 3rd. Any person violating
this ordinance upon conviction thereof
before the Burgess or any of the Jus
tices of the Peace in and for Bntler
Borough shall be sentenced to pay a
line of not less than five dollars nor
more than twenty dollars, with costs of
suit, which fine shall be collected and
enforced as other fines are by law au
thorized to be collected and enforced.
Ordained and enacted in Council this
3rd day of August, A. D., 1897.
President of the Town Council.
H. E. COULTER, Secy.
Augnst Oth, 181)7, the within and
foregoing ordinance is hereby approved.
JOHN T. MYERS, Burgess.
A Perfect Cut.
When you get a suit you want
it made right. A perfect cut is
necessary. High grade goods, a
perfect cut and careful workman
ship are a combination which
give the best results and these
arc apprecir ted by the customer.
In thai way he gets his money's
A Standard Established. You
see it yourself. No one need ex
plain to you why the clothes
made by us are the most popular.
Ours is a standard that makes
them perfect. We keep our
goods up to the limit of perfec
tion and our workmen all assist
in making the clothes first-class.
It is Easy Enough to cut into
cloth and turn out clothes. It
takes ability to obtain perfect re
sults. Our tailors are the best,
our cutter an artist and the per
fect results as natural as the mis
takes of others. Hecause our
clothes are the best, people want
Cor. Diamond. Butler. Pa
First class rigs at reasonable rates
Special Attention to Transient Custom
Barn in rear of Diamond St.," Butler Pa |
People's Telephone, No. 44.
AND }■ Prop'rs.
\V. J. VINROE, J j
1 erh.ins you don't know how
"eady we are on
everything relating to prescrip
| tions
it will not be amiss to
J your attention to the
1 "eliable
rompt service given
| o everything of the kind placed
j our hands
| prescription department
! \T
j x ever was so omplete
i Q
I ave you money too.
3-* harmaoist.
Diamond Block, - Butler, a
Notice is hereby given that the first
and final account of Samuel Graham,
now deceased, committee of Thomas
Graham, lunatic, as filed by his adminis
trator James A. McMarliu has been filed
in the Pruthonotary's office of the Court
of Common Pleas in and for Bntler Co.
Pa. at Ms. D. No. 2, September term,
ißßfi; and that the same will be present
ed for confirmation and allowance on
Saturday, September nth, 1897.
Letters of administration in the estate
of James Orrill, deed, late of Jefferson
tup., Butler Co., Ta., having been grant
ed to the undersigned, all persons know
ing themselves indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment,
and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authentica
ted for settlement to
Great Belt, Butler Co., Pa.
C. WALKER, Attorney.
In estate of L. F. Ganter, late of But
ler I'a., dee'd., whereas letters testamen
tary have been duly issued to me, Sadie
E. Ganter, executrix of said decedent,
notice is hereby given to all parties ow
ing the estate of said decedent to call
and S2ttle, and, all persons having claims
agahist the same, will please present
them dulv authenticated for payment.
Butler, Pa.
S. F. and A. L- BOWSER, Att'ys.
Letters of administration on the es
tate of Samuel Graham, dee'd., late of
Cranberry two., Butler Co. Pa., having
been granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
payment; and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly au
thenticated for settlement to
Butler, Pa.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Andrew J. Sloan, late of Allegheny twp.,
Butler Co. Pa., deceased, having been
granted by the register of said county to
the undersigned, therefore all persons
knowing themselves to be indebted to
said estate are reqaested to make speedy
payment, and those who may have
claims against the same can present
them properly authenticated for settle
ment to
L. C. SLOAN, Executor.
Six Points P. O.
Butler Co. Pa.
E. MCJUNKIN, att'y for executor and
Came to the premises of the under
signed, who is living on the farm of the
late John Huselton in Butler twp., But
ler County Pa., on the 1 ith day of July
inst., a dark bay colored horse about 16
years old and about 16 hands high, and
will weigh about 13 hundred pounds.
The owner is hereby notified to come
forward, prove projjerty, pay charges
and take him away, otherwise he will
be disposed according to law.
R.enfrew, Butler, Co. Pa.
B. df ti.
500 pieces i2'/ 2 cent) C
Irish Lawns—double - " I" 1 «
width— 40 inches wide ) ■■■■■■
—White grounds with neat colored
stripes and figures— navy blue and whites
—pinks, buffs, lavender—the best varie
ty of styles in good low priced wash
goods ever offered.
Large lot of 10, 12>0 "J 1 0_
and 15 cent Lawns, [ I I"CL
Percales and Dimities j
—Light, medium and dark effects—
stripes, figures and loral designs—such
money's worth as will surprise every one
who investigates—and they'll save a lot
of money on nice useful goods.
Assortment of white j
ground 10 cent Amer- [
lean Dimities ) m
—Dark colored line striped—for waists,
house gowns and children's wear these
are unequaled value at five cents a yard.
Write for samples and see what a
chance this is—"Let the goods and
pri. es proVe it."
Ask for samples of fine dress goods
and suitings at
25, 35 and 50c
—Goods that were 75c to $ I.so—splendid
I for separate skirts and girls' fall school
j suits.
American Dress Goods
5, 10, 15, 20 and 25c.
—Double width, neat styles.
Bogo-s& Buhl
Insurance and Real Estate.
Home Inaurarn'c Co. of New York, Insur
ance ('o. of North A merle.-!, .if I'IIII.-MIHIIIIU
I'll. Plicnlx liiMirumi' of llriMiklyn. V V.
ami Hartford Insurance Co. of Hertford
Con II
OFFICE: Cun*r of Mali} at. uuti the JJla
moiio. Dortli of Court House, Butler Pn,
Clearance Sale Of
Light and medium weight suits
in Men's, Boy's and Children's
\\ J Fh* not want t0 carr Y over any stock. THERE
50 per cent.
If you want anything in the
137 S Mala st. Batter Pa.
What Need of Saying Much?
Have You Ever Bought Clothing
From Us?
If Not. Start in Now,
It is Never Too Late -
To Correct an Oversight
A Few Odd Lots And Sizes Which
Are Going at a Very Low Price.
Main and Cunningham Street.
All close cash buyers are held up at
Butler's Progressive Shoe house OD ac
count of the great Cash hale now going
on. Footwear is being said at prices
never before heard of.
We want to make July the busiest
month of the year. All Summer goods
must be sold regardless of cost or pro
fit. We have some great leaders to offer
Here are a Few.
Men's fine Buff Cong. No 6 69c
Men's fine Buff Cong, and Bals
No. 6 to 98c
Men's Army Shoes sewed No 6 to 11. 89c
Men's fine Chocolate Shoes lace {1.25
Ladie's Serge Gaiters 39c
Ladie's Serge Slippers 25c
Ladie's fine Kid Slippers 45c
Ladie's Chocolate Oxfords 69c
Ladie's fine Kid Shoes 98c
Children's Shoes 18c 25c 50c
Boy's Shoes 75C fi-Oo
Don't Miss This Sale
If you are in need of footwear.
215 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Price complete with By-
Pass and Glass Chimney $2 00
With Mica Chimney $2.25.
Geo. W. Whitehill,
Hotel W illard.
Reopened and rea ly .
for the accommoda
tion of the traveling
Everything First-class.
Insurance and Real Estate
Good clothes at such low
prices that poor ones aic no
longer wanted.
? ? ? t
d There is a little something about &
J the collar and lapel of ;our coats ''
l • and a certain graceful hang of the 1 1
J trousers that makes them original. J j
# It is in part of the details, a |>
i knack which[cheap tailors cannot J |
J acquire no matter how good is the I '
material they use. f I
® i i
Your inspection of our new
Spring Patterns and a com
parison of prices.
2 and 2 Do Not Make Rye.
It's quite a problem to please
everyone's taste in any line you
may select and particularly oi
jewelry, silver novelties, cut glass,
etc., but I'm sure you will find
what you want in my large stock
and at such prices that defy com
petition. I am making a spe.
cialty of nobby and find Goods
and want your trade.
Wall Paper Sale
To get room and re
duce stock. Any wall
paper in the house in
cluding grades from
50c to £ 1.00 at
All grades under 50c
All grades under 30c
for ,
241 S. Main St.
b L Kirkpatrick, Optician and Jewta
Next to Court House Butler, Lktt
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