Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, October 14, 1897, Image 2

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Entered :it P. O. at Butler as d class matter
WILLIAM C. XKOLEY - - Publisher.
Synopsis of SCII«M>I
Following is a synopsis of the com
pulsory school law of this State now in
Every parent, guardian, or other per
son having control or charge of a child
or children l>etween the ages of 8 and 10
years, shall be required to send such a
child or children to a day school in
which the common English branches
are taught, and such child or children
shall attend such schools continuously
during at least 70 per centum of the
time in which schools in their respec
tive districts shall be in session.
The compulsory attendance shall be
gin at the begining of the school term
The school board can excuse a child
from attending npon presentation of
the parents or guardian of good evi
dence showing attendance or applica
tion to study prevented by mental,
physical or other urgent reason.
This act does not apply to those be
tween the ages of Vi and 16 who are
regularly employed in some useful ser
vice or who are being instructed in En
glish in the common branches of learn
ing by private teachers or in other edu
cational institutions for a like period of
It shall be the duty of each teacher in
the district to report at the end of each
month all children who have been ab
sent five days without legal excuse.
This includes private teachers and prin
cipals of private schools or other educa
tion::! ins itutions.
Tenchern of private schools or classes
shall furxu ai monthly to each child a
certificate stating that he or she had
been instructed as provided by this act.
For every neglect of duty imposed by
this act, the principal, teacher or per
sons in parental relation offending shall
be subject to prosecution and a fine not
exceeding two dollars for the first of
fence, and a fine not exceeding five dol
lars for each subsequent conviction
Directors may provide special schools
or instructions for habitual truants and
those who are insubordinate or disord
erly while in attendance.
The assessor, when not notified by
the school board to the contrary, shall
make a careful and correct list of all
children between the ages of 6 and 21
within his district, giving full name,
date of birth, age, sex, nationality, resi
dence, sub-school district, name and ad
dress of parent, or person in parental
relation, and name and address of any
employer of any child under 16 years of
age that is engaged in any regular em
ployment or services.
The school board may elect an at
tendance officer. Said officer or the
■secretary of the board shall recieve all
reports, make all prosecutions, and add
to the assessor's list the names of child
ren within the prescribed ages. Tha
attendance officer may arrest and place
in such schools as the one in parental
annhority or the board of directors may
direct, truants and others who fail to
attend school in accordance with the
provisions of this act.
SOME goods purchased in large
cities may be of more superior quality
and more satisfactory price, but com
paratively few; while many,
considering quality and price,
can be purchased more ad
vantageously at home. If viewed in
the most selHsh sense possible, it is not
generally the wisest {dan to purchase
yonr supplies away from home. You
have nsnally not so much time to select
your goods in big crowded stores among
strangers as in your home store with no
throng of customers and plenty of oblig
ing clerks to show yon everything mi
nutely. You can return goods more
conveniently if they are unsatisfactory,
and get your money or goods more eas
ily when desired When viewed more
charitably and eqnitably it becomes
entirely proper that we buy at home.
Onr merchants contribute to our
churches, tire companies, charitable
institutions, employ our citizens for
clerks and other services, pay taxes and
help to mantain the destitute, etc.
Shall they not reasonably lie supported
by the community which they assist in
bnilding up, socially and financially?
They carry the unprofitable trade, give
them the profitable also.
Gen. Hastings has fixed Monday,
Nov. 15th as the day for dedicating the
monuments at Chattanoga fever or
no fever.
Gov. Hastings granted a respite
Tuesday to Frank Jongrass, of New
Castle, from October 26 to January 7.
in order that his case may be presented
■ to the Board of Pardons.
Ex-Congressman Jackson, Senator
Brown and Attorney Kurtz, of Lawr
erance county, appeared for Jongrass.
They submitted an affidavit made by
Arlington P. Field, who, on the 7th
inst., at New Castle, swore that he had
seen the prisoner at the ferry at Bcoit
Haven Pa., of which he then had tem
porary charge, between October 5 and
7, I HSMi, which is said to be about SO
mile* from the scene of the murder.
It was mantained by Messers. Kurtz
and Jackson that if the affiavit was true
the Italian was two far from New
Castle to have killed Jessie C'orrine on
the night of October (1, 1 s'.Mi, The lioard
of Pardons has twieed refused to inter
«!Te with the execution of the murder's
death warrant.
THERE is one feature of the new tar
iff lew that is proving its success every
day. It is the clause taxing personal bag
gage of returning Enriqiean tourists on
all over one hundred dollars' worth of
clothing lxmght abroad, which until
the new tariff went into effect was
brought in comparatively free, no mat
ter what the amount. The result was
that thousands and hundreds of thou
sands of dollar*' worth of goods, that
should have been made and lionght in
this countiy, were brought home by
these travelers. It is different now.
For the whole of last year, ending June
30th, the duties of this source were but
$<58,257.22, at New York, where the
great majority of these foreign travel
ers come, while siuce that time, and
principally in the past two months, the
revenues from this source were
1 Uo.fW. The other pi in fi pal jiorts of
entry. lioston and Philadelphia, show a
similar proportionate gain. The other
features of the new tariff law are just
as surely bringing prosperity to the
rerun try in other, though more indirect,
IST ATE Elkin, predictM a
2kgttU>li<-iUi plurality fif PW ; O»M V«U-H.
('otiiiui*.4ioii<*r>' Couv cntion.
The County Commissioners of the
state met in annual convention in the
Court House at Gettysburg, last week,
and during their three sessions discuss
e«l maiJy laws, fhe administration of
which practically falls n{M>n them.
Resolutions were passed urging the
passage of laws making all taxes a first
lien on real estate: amending the Bal
lot Law so as to give the Commission
ers more time for having the printing
done; and doing away with the un
necessary December registration.
The new fee bill for Constables was
discussed, and it was developed that
none of the counties were paving-under
The Courts of the state were censur
ed for making orders for the payment
of bills, etc.. for which there is no le
gal authority.
The new Alien Tax law was dis
cussed. and each county agreed to con
tribute enough to have the matter car
ried to the Supreme Court of the I. nit
ed States for final disposition.
Dnring the discussions it was de
veloped that some counties are paying
costs for which there is no legal author
Butler County was represented in the
convention by Commissioners Mitchell,
Seaton and Sutton, Clerk Kiskaddon,
and by Clerk of Conrts Meals, and they
returned Friday and Saturday, well
pleased with their trip.
The next convention will l>e held in
Clearfield, and an effort will be made
to have the following convention held
in Butler.
(An essay, published by reqnest.)
The Republican party has again been
called by the people to assume the con
trol of the affairs of the government of
the conn try. In the execution of thewillof
people many and heavy responsibilities
will have to be assumed. Among the
first to be discharged was the enact
ment of a protective tariff to enable our
manufacturers to resume business and
give employment to the thousands of
working men now idle: to raise rev
enues sufficient to pay the current ex
penses of the government and extricate
it from its present condition of bank
The next thing to be done, and equal
ly important, will be to make a thorough
and radical reconstruction of our fi
nancial and currency system and adapt
them to the present requirements of the
country. The present systems if tjiey
can be called such have been the out
growth chiefly of the war. When it
broke out the government had little of
either money or credit and it had to
adopt such exjiedients as it could to
meet its pressing necessities, and hence
has grown an incongruous, cumbrous
and expensive financial and currency
The country is now prepared for and
demands such changes as will place the
affairs of the nation and the people on a
sound and substantial basis. Many
theories have been advanced and plans
suggested, but none of these seem to
fully meet the requirments of the situ
ation. I wonld suggest therefore that
the first thing to be done in this direc
tion will be to repeal the law establish
ing the sub-treasury, giving it five
years to close up its business. This ex
pensive and clumsy concern was created
to make offices for favorites.lock up the
money of the people when they most
needed it, disturb the business of the
country and to be a potent factor in
politics. Its day of usefulness, if it
ever had any, has long since passed and
it should now be replaced by something
better. The hundreds of millions of
dollars now in the treasury should be in
the hands of the people to which they
thev belong, and the treasury depart
ment reduced to its legitimate business,
which is chiefly collecting and disburs
ing the public revenue. All hoarding,
banking or speculating with the public
money should be discontinued, and only
money sufficient kept in the treasury to
meet current requirement!-.
If the sub-treasury was aliolished. the
best substitute for it would be found in
an enlarged and improved National
Banking system. This is a currency
system based on the capital of the people
and the credit of the government and is
probably the best yet ever devised. The
banks could do much of the business of
the treasury with great facility and lit
tle expense to the government. In solv
ing these problems of currency and fi
nances let the future as well as the pres
ent be taken into consideration. Let
Congress therefore authorize an increase
of the National Banking capital to
$l,00<M)00,0<K( and also authorize their
circulation to the same amount. Then
authorize an issue of government bonds
to the same amount. These bonds to
bear 2 per cent interest payable semi
annually and be redeemable 100 years
after date. These bonds to bo used in
funding the present obligations of the
government, and as security for Nation
al Bank circulation; the banks to have
notes to the par value of the bonds de
limited with the government. The law
should lie so changed that the taxes on
them should amount to more than the
1 interest on the bonds, and that capital
in banking should not pay more than
its share of taxes. As the banks would
practically pay the interest on the bonds
the country would have a Hound and
abundant cur.ency, and substantially
without cost to th«j people.
The banks should t>e Viai'iifed to keep
their reserve fund in standard gold ann
silver coin and redeem their notes only
at their own counters and in each coin
in the same proportion. The present
plan of requiring many of the banks to
redeem their notes at distant points
should lie discontinued as the banks
are required to withdraw their tnonev
from home enterprise anil send it to
distant centers where it is used for
speculation. Thii .establishment of
small banks should IJV encouraged in
the large towns and smalj cities, a«j»l
the whole system so changed as to malfr
it attractive to people of small means,
and make it a great popular institu
tion in which the people wonld liecome
interested and take a great pride, and
which would be entirely removed from
political control.
A large wmfcral bank should be estab
lished in the city of New York with a
capital of s."K>,OiMt,ooo. 'I Iu- i.j'pilsfl t.q
lie contributed by the National Bank*
of the country, in the proportion of five
per cent, of their capital stock. The
increase of 10 per cent, in notes to the
banks over that now received wonld
more than supply the capital for this
bank, anil which in a sense would cost
them no£l)i uff. This bank should be
managed by a boftfi] -I directors, to
)>e divided into three clij&m? and
three years.
The Secretary of the Treasury should
appoint one third of the directors, and
name a vice president and an assistant
cashier, who should have the oversight
of the moneys of the government held
by the bank. In addition to its circula
tion based on bonds as the other banks
it should be authorized to issue a gold
circnlatioji to any amount based on gold
coin in its {Kmtitftfgjon and held for its re
This circulation would be espeeiall,,
valuable in large transactions and in in
ternatioqaj business.
The Secretary uf the Treasury should
IK- required to keep the public moneys
in this bank, anil make hit} payments
through it This bank should tie re
quired to make statements daily at tie
close of business and send a copy to tin-
Secretary of the Treasury. and alko be
published in the daily papers. This
statement in addition to the chief items
of assets and liabilities should state the
amount ot nol<j notes in circulation.and
the gold held for tlieit ypdemntion also
the aino.intof government lsifnis twuJ,
ed and disbursed during the day and
the iHflnijff on hands at the close of
1 in si nets
The Secretary of tipp fe-miun' should
l»e empowered to issue sloo,ooo 0<»o 1.1
treiisiiry notes to bear three per cent,
and run not longer tljafi one year from
date of issue. These potes to b© used
only when there was a deficiency in the
revenue, or in any sudden emergency
when the government required money.
The notes when used, to lie sold at jo
days public notice. and only iu such
amounts ami at such times a?" may bo
required. They to be redeemed with
the Interest as fart as the revenues of
the government would justify
The greenbacks or le;;al tender notes
should lie funded by the per cent
bonds, cancelled and retired from circn
lation These notes are a mostoexpen
sive currency and are kept in circula
tion at a heavy cost to the people. The
fund of * 1 00,000, 0U»> gold kept in the
treasury is worth at least "00,000 an
nually "to the people and hence cost
them that amount to wnich one may
add the constant expense of re<leinpti<>n.
If we add the slo,ooo.<ioo or more wast
ed the last four years in bad financer
in- we have the cost greatly increased.
The government should at once Iwgin
to fund these notes and the other obli
gations of the government and cancel
them, and pay out the gold in the treas
ury as fast as would be sate to do so
until all the gold was paid out The
silver should also be paid out as fast as
it would be required by the banks for
their redemption funds. On the plan
snggested above the gold and silver
would all be required by the banks.
The gold standard has been fixed by
trade] and commerce and cannot be
changed by the resolutions of conven
tions or the dictate of governments. A
double standard is an impossibility.
Bimetalism is possible and may lie de
sirable. and in this country, which pro
duces largely of both metals, every ef
fort should be made for the circulation
of both metals. Each country will like
ly settle this question for itself. At the
late election several millions of the peo
ple voted for the free coinage of silver.
The way to settle this vexed question is
for the people to do it themselves. The
government should commence at once
to pay out the silver on hand and to
continue until all is paid out of the
trsasnry. and destroy the notes as they
are redeemed. The people will soon de
termine the amount of silver required
for the business of the country, and as
a political question it would soon dis
On the plan suggested the banks
would soon require most of the gold and
silver in the country and as fast as the
treasury paid out the coin the banks
would absorb it and become the agents
to distribute them throughout, and put
it into the hands of the people, where it
should be.
With $1,000,000,0(10 of National Bank
notes provided for and an increasing
amunnt of gold in the country, soon to
reach the same amount,and silver coined
to an equal quantity, with gold notes
without limit the country would have
an ample supply of sound circulating
medium for many years to come. As
we expect the financial centre of the
world to IK* soon transferred to New
York we should make ample prepara
tions for an immensely increased busi
The subject of international coinage
is one little thought about but is of
great importance, and one to which the
government should give careful atten
tionj The waste of the precious metals
by re coinage in the various countries,
and the losses in exchange in business
could be obviated largely by an improv
ed system of coinage, adapted to the
requirments of the chief commercial
nations-- .Say the United States, Great
Brittain. France and Germany. <>f
course the system would be equally
valuable to Mexico, Central America
and States of South America.
The first thing to be done would be
to fix uniform standards of fineness,
weights and values for the new coinage.
The gold standard of the United
States, nine-tenths fine, is probably, for
several reasons, the best and should IK*
adopted. For the standard of value the
English shilling might Is- taken, and
the quarter dollar of the United States,
the mark of Germany, and the five
francs of France adjusted to it so that
five francs would equal in value four
of the other coins. Let all the gold
coine of these countries be adjusted to
this bases. Then the pound sterling.
American half eagle and the German
twenty mark would be of equal valne.
So the larger and smaller coins of these
countries would have a uniform value
•The silver coinage would be reduced to
a uniformity on the same principle.
This coinage should be entirely new
and different from any now in use.
Each country should as at present con
tinue to coin its money, and should
place its own image and superscription
on the obverse of each coin and the
names of the countries in the compact
and their equivalent, on flic reverse
This system of coinage would soon, 1
think, liecome popular, and would
ultimately be adopted by the commer
cial nations of the world.
These suggestions, if adopted, would
ultimately remove the subjects herein
discussed from the field of political dis
cussion and manipulation, and place
our financial and currency system on an
enduring basis, and much superior to
that of any other Nation.
TBI gold yield of the U. S. for |s'.i7 is
estimated at $80,000,000, one third of
of the world's production. <>f this
amount Colorado produced $24,000,00.),
California $20,000,000, and Alaska
Klora Items.
Burton Koch is engaged in breaking
a vonng colt.
Marion MeCJurdy and Charley Suvder
njade a business trip to Butler.
Rev. Sfiihlnjan and wife of Prospe t
spent Saturday night with Mrs. Koch.
Miss Bertha McDoigall has returned
from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Birr of
Misses Pearl Wilson, Birdie Shaffer
and others are taking music lessons at
Miss Marie Thompson has gone to
lowa on an extended visit it her aunts.
Miss Ajmje Lee who is at <'rove City
spent M.Tj'l'iy with her uncle, Newton
L M. Staff attended the* meeting of
the Pittsburg Svnod at Rochester as a
delegate from the Lutheran Church of
West Liberty. He reports a good time.
West Li Wert > Willi'*.
The schools of this township are pro
pressing finely, with about KiOpupiis in
Al Croll is taking out tlje burrs from
his grist mill and putting in n roWt-r
process. Give Peter a call now.
Miss Ida Covert of Butler was visiting
friends in this place lately.
Chester Badger and wife of Porters
ville were visiting his parents last
tfuvravrt Kcliy and wife of Prospect
were visiting her parents Mi ani.Mio
Kiefer, last week.
Kev. Mc( 'leaster preached a very
practical sermon on last Sabbath, and
announced communion services on < >ct
IT, preparatory services on Friday and
Saturday previous to that, at 2 o'clock
P. M
The l'iospti-t CM; respondent seemed
quite newsy last wcuL.
The Ladies' Missionary Society att
packing a box of clothing and one of
eatables to send to some of the Mission
Stations for distribution, and have set
Saturday, Get. IH, to bring their offer
ings to the U. P Church.
Tile West St. Itrulge.
We notice iu„ l(*i(]g" over the creek
on West Jail street is l.arrn a»K-«l ul
each end and travel over it by horses or
wagon stopped. This must be a serious
inconvenience to the citizens living up
ion v'hat is called the Island or, Bend.
J and !l speedy remedy is demanded. If
the present bridge i.t pronounced uti
j safe, as seems to lie the case, then a
I new one sl.oili'l be erected at oiici. 11*'.
I County gave the present one there to
I some citizens, who had it put in place
101 l present site lint il is the duty of
the Borough to see after it now, and
anv delay may result in serious conse
In fact more o ridge,! are needed over
I the ereek here on West' side of town,
i There are now from five hundred to n
| thousand people living over there, who,
! if high watj*r should come, could not
j cross the IT. I k
i the Jail street bndgit. lieitjg
closed would be cut off from their
fellow citizens unless they traye)
| around by the plank road. Let us
have more bridges. •) H.
R«*v.Coulter preafhwl in the V. M C.
A hall twice la.-t Sunday. and spoke
at the Y M. C. A. meeting that after
noon His vitality, considering his
affliction is remarkable.
Communion was observe;! in the I P
Church last Sabbath Seven new
members were received during the last
The Ladies Missionary Societv of St
Paul s Reformed Church. South Side,
will hold a social in the church on
Thursday evening. < >ct 14th.. a short
programme will be rendered and cake
and coffee served All are invited.
Admission II) eta.
Monday evening the committee ap
pointed by Presbytery. Revs. Coulter
and Oiler and Elliot Robb ESIJ.. met in
the Y. M. C A hall with those Presby
terians who desired to organize a new
church, and after the usual prelimina
ries declared the Second Presbyterian
Church of Butler to be an organization.
H. H Allison. Dr P.yers, D. L. Clee
land, C. 15. Conway. R A White and
T. B. White were elected Elders; and
.1. W. Brown. J. S. Jack. Ira M;-.Tunkin.
C. E. Mclntyre. J A Kirijiatrick L W.
Wise, Trustees. The election of Dea
cons was postponed. The new church
starts off with "- s, > members. Services
will continue in the Y. M. C. A. Hall
The first business before the Pitts
burg Synod of Reformed Church meet
ing in Wilkinsburg last Saturday war
the selection of a place where the synod
should convene next year. It was de
cided to meet at St. Petersburg. Pa..
Octobers, ISUS. A commitee appoint
ed to adjust the finances of the Worn
en's Missionary Society with that of the
finances of the synod reported that they
had adjusted the matter. Shortly be
fore the synod adjourned for lunch the
proposition was made to devote the
special collections of Children's Day
and Christmas to the maintenance of
the orphans' home at Butler. Pa. At
present the funds so raised are given
to the Sunday School Board, and the
motion raised quite a -toriu in the syn
od, but it carried.
Bntler Presbytery (U. P.) met at Har
mony Church near Harrisvilie, Tues
day. and installed Rev. Mr. McKelvey,
the newly elected pastor. Mr. McKelvev
is the first pastjr to l>e installed in
forty-five years and the fourth in
nearly a century's existence of the
Harmony church was originally Coil
ing Spring, and was organized in the
vear 1800 by the presbytery of Chartiers.
Rev. Thomas McClintoek the first pas
tor. began his lal>or in 18IM and served
until his death in 1532. Rev. William
Pollock was installed pastor <>f the unit
ed congregation of Harmony and Unity
in 183.1. and his pastorate ended in 18."»2
Rev. Samuel Kerr was installed pastor
of Harmony in lss3,and his resignation
was accepted by the presbytery in June
last, he having served forty-four years.
The congregation is the second in
membership in Butler presbytery and is
in a prosperous condition. It is Mr.
McKelvey h first charge, as it was
that of his predecessor, Mr. Kerr.
Mr. McKelvv is a native of Sparta
ill.. *nd a graduate of Xenia (O.) Theo
logical Seminary. The ordination ser
vices were conducted by Rev. T. V.
Dugan, moderator of presbytery. Rev.
11. M. Sht-rrard preached the sermom.
John S. McKee charged the pastor and
Rev W. S. Richey the people. At the
close of the impressive ceremony Dr.
Kerr, the retiring pastor, arose and ask
thi' privilege of making a statement in
which the venerable pastor, now over
so, referred feelingly to his long service
in Harmony congregation and expressed
his pleasure at being able to see his suc
cessor installed under such auspicious
circumstances. Before he closed he re
quested that all the members of the
congregation who were present at his
installation forty-five years ago arise
to their feet. But seven arose out of
an audience of 400, They were Mrs
Jane Brown. Mrs Samuel Conn, Mrs.
Hugh Gill. Mrs. McMurray. Mrs. Eliza
McKisson, Mrs. Eliza Hawk and E S.
Be itty. Esq. All the members of But
ler presbytery who met that day are
dead except Dr. Kerr. During Dr.
Kerr's long pastorate he never had a di
vision in the session nor in the congre
gation. There were many moist eyes
in the house when the venerable minis
ter pronounced his benediction on the
young pastor and the congregation.
AN* editor of Hamtm rg Germany has
been sentenced to eight months impris
onment for stating that King Leopold
of Belgium kept and patronized gam
bling saloons.
OVER 1 - 2<h> cases of yellow fever have
been reported in the Southern States
to date.
Royal make* the food pure,
wholesome and delicious.
p mi
Absolutely Pure
C. & D.
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Can surely lin I in*every • lesrti! satisfied *
in our Spring iHy7 slock, which con
tains all the shapes colors and qualities
most admired by connoisseurs. We have
no fancy prices, but merely value for
Furnishing Goods in the same manner,
Imying the best and selling as low is
many charge for inferior goods. We are
always g'ad to show visitors our goods
Cal! Ant] See Us.
AUorney-<it-Law aqd Heal Estate j'
M-f .u. *ITJ-;UTI<»N
Twenty five years ago Nelson Case of
Oratlgeville. ( )hio. was engaged in the
grocery business. Several times he hail
stolen from his store, but failed to
detect the thief Monday last he re
ceived a letter containing to pay for
: goods stolen then. The letter was
postmarked New Brighton, but was an
signed, the writer savingjhis conscience
urged him to make restitution.
j A novel sight of squirrels migrating
was witnessed below Cumberland, Md
jon Monday. A drove, which an eye
( witness estimated contained at least
3.000. swam across the Potomac river
' Al)out 300 of them were killed by men
and boys before they got into the woods.
Alexander B. Bell 50 years old of
' New Castle became violently insane
; last Saturday, and terrorized a large
! section of the city. Dr. Edward Coop
j er had his left arm badly injured while
j attempting to overpower Bell After
the madman had wrecked most of the
furniture in his house, and knocked
several men down, he was overpowered
by half a dozen men and taken to the
county jail Hiscondition is attributed
;to over work He has a wife and four
1 children. He will be sent to Dixmont
j It has been discovered that Mr. and
I Mr-. Elmer Black of Jcanett, Pa.,
i who were on their wedding tonr to Cal
I ifornia. were burned to death in a rail
road wreck at New Castle. Colorado.
September 9tb. Both Ixnlies were
bunied beyond recognition, their identi
fication having been made possible by
a Pennsylvania Railroad pass on which
the name "Black could be deciphered.
Mr. Black was an engineer on the
Pennsylvania R R
The Conneautville Courier says that
the School Board of that place have en
tered suit against Suuimerhill
School Board for s3l for tuition of sol
diers' children from that township in
tfce schools there. The Sommerhill
Board refuse payment of the bill on
the strength of the recent decision of
Judge Ewing. of Allegheuy county,
who in a similar case brought before
hi 111 decided the law to lie class legisla
tion and therefore unconstitutional.
The Conneautville Board, while dislik
ing to go to the of a suit, decid
ed to do so. as there is now over £ 12.5
due the district for this class of tuition,
and a test case is the only alternative
»>i: \ 1 us.
J ELLISON At her home in Petrolia.
Oct. H, IS'JT, Mrs. W. H. Jellison.
LEFEYRE At her home in Bntler.
Oct. 'J. 18S)7. Eximinia. wife of John
SPROULL—At his home in Cherry
twp.. Oct. H, IS'.)7. Joseph Sproull,
aged 7<i years
Wm. W. Speer, president of the Dol
lar Savings Bank of Pittsburg, died on
Monday, aged •">!> years.
J. J. Doyle, Sr., a well known oil man
of Franklin, was struck and instantly
killed by a west 'xmnd passenger tr.fln
on the West Penn railroad a short dis
tance east of Hite station last Thurs
day afternoon about I o'clock. Doyle
was a :j2d degree Mason, about 55 years
of age. Engine No. Hi:; attached to
west bound passenger train No. 50.
which arrived in Allegheny at 2:19 p.
m., struck him. On his person were
found letters addressed to him and busi
ness cards from well known firms. He 1
had been walking 011 the track.
Nervous Thousands are in
this condition.
They are despondent and gloomy, cannot
sleep, have no nppetite, 110 energy, no
ambition. Hood's ' : irsa par ilia soon brings
help to such people. It gives them pure,
rich blood, cures nervousness, creates an
appetite, tones and strengthens the
stomach and imparts new life and in
creased vigor to all the organs of the body.
Hood* S parilla
Is the One True Rl<kkl Purifier. All druggists, SI.
HOOd'S Pillfc • u rl
A Perfect Cut.
When you get a suit you war.t
it made right. A perfect cut is
necessary. Higl> grade goods, a
perfect cut and careful workman
ship are a combination which
give the best results and these
are appreci.' "'ed by the customer.
111 thai way lie gets liis 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. Because our
clothe? are the best, people want
Cor Diamond, Mutter. Pa
139 South Main street.
Over Shniil 4 Nasl's Clothing Store
The iSOTiv6K(ITIZ6N.
SI.OO imt year If paid In advance, otherwise
M "»0 will Im* charged.
A i»yi irrisiNU IUTW < hie Inch. one I hid
•■1; eaeh subsequent llisi rllnn ">n «•«•»»t ea«li.
udltorV and divori't' notlo -f* • eh; ever
iMor ;fno' admlu)*lraM«rs noti« i •. • i- h.
•-stray and dissolution noti»'« «?Jeaeii. Head
iitu notice -In• mh a line f«»i til l and "»• • ills
for ea«*h hii bseij uent Insertion. Noll«»-s
anions '""al news Item* 15 rents a lin. for
• ;ti'h Insertion i>bltnarl« *». euros t»f thanks,
resolutions of r«s|MTl. nolli'«> of festivals
and fairs. et«\, inserted at the rate of .»rents
allti **. money to a-omnany 1 1n* order. Seven
words of prose make a line.
Kates for standing eardn and Job work on
» pnlieat lon.
All advertising; Is due after Hr-t Insertion,
uod all transport advertising must i*t' paid
for in' advaiie--.
All commuriieat lons Inteuded for punllea
tlon In t his paper must he norornpatiled by
tin real name of t lie writer, not for puoliea
tfnii i»u t /tiaittni • i>f i.' <m»<l f■ • • n.ano should
.. a.-ii nAf lulrr thau 1 ue*Uay evening
I>e..tli not lees ujust he accompanied by a
responsible name. ,
Jury List for November Term.
List of names drawn from the proj>c-r
jury wheel this -21 st day of Sept ITttT.
to serve .is traver- jurors at a special
term of Court, commencing on the Nth
day of No\ l-:»7 the same being the
second Monday of said month
Bell S s Miller-town, gent
Bnlf<>rd Jefferson.Jefferson twp.farmer
Campbell Warren. Millerstown. mer
Crawford Joseph. Allegheny twp. farm
(.'bristly J L. Slipperyrock twp. farmer.
Cypher Martin, NVintield twp, fanner.
Dyke INI 'onnfxjnenessing twp.teacher,
i Dumbaugh Jacob, Cranberry twp. farm
Dick John. Franklin twp. farmer.
Double H P. Cherry twp. farmer.
Dugan Cornelius. Butler 4th w. har
! nessmaker
| Dawson Wm, Buffalo twp. farmer.
' Eicholtz Wm. Zelienople, merchant,
i FerTero Paul. Butler ">th w. clerk.
1 ({arrow ay Jas L. Butler 4th w. carpen
tf r.
; Graham Harper. Butler ,">th w. rig
j builder.
| Harbison Jas H. Buffalo twp, farmer
| Hutchinson Alexander. Butler :!d w. la
j Hnt<'bison A J. Bntler 2d w. gent
i Irvin John. Cherry twp. farmer.
Iman Dan. Penn twp. producer.
Jackson J D, Butler 2d w, hardware
Kramer Al. Butler 3d w. liveryman.
Klingler H J. Butler 2d w. miller.
KildooWm. Clay twp. farmer.
Korn Adam. Clay twp. shoemaker.
King M J. Karris City. J P.
Kelly A G. Butler twp. teacher.
Morse A H. Buffalo twp, J P.
Mnrrin II T. Yenango twp. farmer.
McKinnev J M. Connoq. twp. black
McClymonds Thos. Brady twp. teacher.
McMillian Thos R. Middlesex twp, No
tary Public.
McCoy John 11, Cherry twp. fanner.
Portman A J. Summit twp. tanner.
Pierce James. Allegheny twp. farmer.
Radei»Benj. Forward twp. farmer.
Richie A B. Butler 4th w. teamster.
Russell Nelson, Concord twp, fanner.
Stevenson W S. Summit twp, farmer.
Scott Chas, Winlield twp. farmer.
Smith Chas H, Buffalo twp, farmer.
Turk R J. Connoq. twp. carpenter.
Thorn A D, Connoq. twp. fanner.
Welshouce Wm. Bntler 4th w,druggist
Whitesides John, Jr. Middlesex twp.
West Palmer. Bntler Ist w. laborer.
Wick J M. Concord twp. farmer.
I v K. W. I». MdLROY,
Formerly known as the "Peerless
Painless Kx tractor of Teeth." Located
permanently at lit Hast Jefferson St.,
Opposite Hotel Lowrv, Butler. Will do
dential operations of all kinds by the
latest deiices and up-to-date methods.
Main St.
Naesthetics Administered.
Painless extraction—No Gas—Crown
and bridge work a specialt}-.
Office—Room No. i. new Ilickcl build
[)R. X. M. HOOVER,
1 " 13'/ E. Wayne St., office hours. 10 to
12 a. m. 1 and to 3 p. tn.
Eye, ear, nose and throat a specialty.
132 and 134 S. Main Street, Ralston
Office 236 S. Main St., opp. P. O.
Residence 315 N. McKeau St.
Gold Fillings Painless Extraction of
Teeth and Artificial Teeth without plates
a specialty, Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Air
or Local niesthetics used.
Otiice over Millers grocery, east of Low
rv house.
20cj West Cunningham St.
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold I-'iUings a spec
ialty. Office over Miler's Shoe Store.
Office No. 45, S. Main street, over City
New Trout man Building, Butler I'a.
IJ» Room 3, Hickel lilock. Butler Pa
Peoples Phone No. 309. Night call 173
Office near Court House.
Office in Mi clicll building.
Office at No. 10 j East Diamond St.
Office between Postoffice and Diamond
Office on South Diamond Street.
Room B-, Armory building.
Room J. -Armory building.
Office 011 Main St. near Court House.
Office at No S South Diamond St.
Office- with Newton lilack, Esq. South
Diamond Street.
< )ffice on North Diamond Street, oppo
site the Court House—Lower Floor.
tiuH Your Clotli
If you want goou and reliable
cleaning or dyeing done, there is
just one place in town where you
can get it, and that is at
til ii CJenter avenuo.
do fine work in out
door Photographs. This is the
time of yc-'ir to have a picture ot
your house. Give us a trial.
Agent for thi> Jamestown Sliding
blind C'l. -Now V'ork.
Insurance and Kedi Estate
llouic liihiiriine* '«• «»r Now York. Itisur
.lN.rl'll of North A IN. F L'II of riiilaiU'lphlu ;
I'a I'll. nl\ lllMHunci- of lirooklyn N V.
null lli,rlf<i|ii Iti i»i t"' »' 1". of Hartford
<>l I |i T < orm rof Main St. anil tin! Dlu- 1
luoiiU. nortli of Court House. Ilutli-r I n, |
We All Know
1 that the slovenly dressed man
never receives the respect and
consideration the well dressed
I man Rets. .One secret in dres
-itjg well lies in the selection c f
the right tailor.
our garments
are ci.t and made in cur own
work-hop in this city. We are
particular about the fit. fashion
and all the minute details in
their construction.
Would be pleased to show
you a product of our shop and
also give you a pointer in econ
omy .
fail patterns
now displayed
Worth learning i- that despite the in
creased cost of leather. We are selling
shoes at lower prices than ever before.
We anticipated our want; early in the
season and bought very heavy before the
advance in leather, and now we are in
shape to sell you your footwear at old
prices and some cases less.
We Want To See You
When you get ready to buy your fall
footwear come to us, 110 matter if you
need one pair or ten. We have the
strongest line of shoes ever brought to
Butler, and we will not be undersold.
So you have nothing to lose and evety
thing to gain by buying your shoes of us.
Felts and Rubbers.
It is a little early to speak ot these
goods, but when you need them you will
kindly runcmber us.
Our Pi ices Arc Sure to be The
Butler's Progressive Shoe
2lsjS.JMain St.. Butler, Pa.
Butier Savings Bank
Butler, Pa.
Capi Lai - - - #60,000.00
Surplus and Profits - $119,263.67
JOS. L PIJRVtS President
J. lIKNRY I ROUTMAN Vice-President
WM. CAMPBELL, Jr Castiier
IMIiECTOKH -Joseph 1,, lurvls, .1. llenry
Tro'Uman W. !>. HranJon. W. \. Stein. ,I,'S.
Tin- Butler Savings Hank I-. the Oldest
HankliifC Institution in ltutler County,
lieneral liunklnit business transacted.
We solicit nuts of nil producers. nier
cliants. farmers and others.
Alt IMISIIM >s entrusted 10 us will receive
prompt altenlion.
Interest uuld on time deposits.
For State I reasurer of Pennsylvania.
WILLIAM li. THOMPSON, the Hanker, ih a man
whose nil rue is u hotiM-hol{l word lu Wpcieru
Pennsylvania. lit' w»s »rn HI |K|.*» in Allegheny
t it)' i\i lie i* An it made man. and i* n typical
A inerit au in every re*j*et Ivlneated In the pub
lie M hooN his native «• ity and Mudyluu hard
in the evening home he finally passed the ex
-uninaiioii for entrance t«. \Va>hlt tun unci Jeffer
son (<•i I« gC H'' "ii-- obliged li'l« li ill- M»J
i ate. 'i 1 v for a rniiw and betwetnue
\« ar* int'il and IM.I li.- tin. .- tiiru's in th«-
L'uloii ann> IIIKI WUM t U i«-«- N < ailed !»v lil« parents
on aero tint of hi* youth. The en«l <»f the war i
found I'ii i member of Kuapp*a Batl rj r« nu
Brirania V«»lunieers t and bait in uenbff
of No. <i. \ .
At tbecloM! "f tin- Wpi ;i» oMaiattlaHNMoa .
441 flit !»| 11.11»1« - I'.auK I'itt-1 in_!i, win re i»v I
•«TW<i loi fourteen n- when In- wan elected
of the hank. lie . n«*\% the senior ineui
1.. •of k .uiKinK Arm of vn i: Thompscm 41 Co M
Mr -
Izen and during hi- earn r hit* Uen Mentlflwi /
w i i)i man} charitable and publh enterpriaft
whieii have U « n in-titnt «i In N li.ilf «»f his M-
loarman. \> 1: thi ureal fohnatoim ht> *
it>ted n- treaaun iof tii< i'« i* f I uml juul pfi -o» (
ally Bupet viwd tlia payi nt • . .1 raK fo|n of *
mone> to the Kiifferei •*.l in i n«- \W»IK of lehef. /
!l•• wii treiunu . '"••• i•' n lap and Armfiilaa *
amt;ir I lUiil- and «f ! : ■ Wnrkiuvnu-u Heiief (
ruinl vuo 1 a it-i 111 the \UuV day a <»f *
the winteraol JHII.' and i-i'i lie I* tna-'ir« rof
tlie Munleipai and the ihnnu: » Society,
lie Is a trn».t« i «»f Wiuthlnaton J* IT« mm ('ftilewe,
of U)C W( -T« r:• I ' and <•! 'he *
Avery Memorial Ftuni f«#r tin 1 niored raee. lie
in a nireetor In the IMtt*>hurk;h Safe 1M t «»m
May lie la a inemt)er of the Third l*ren>l»yterian
( 11111 <' 11. and Ills ,i V.I - 1 .:1 ~ 1!' pi; I . tn ill
nolitiev. hut Iteing of an t uiind. he
haa not bealtated erlUi l« wrong doing in bii
own party.
The viiiinirful aet: »'i ,ft.l ia t Mjl; l.« i't-id
tarelptn . it 1 1• '< \ !tdgea
Eortofi. I' in • • led n foniifl lu the M't haioauaed
Intense indignation all over tin -tnte and In
PlttahurLli, "ii -• I'tendK'T 11 l"'" within a stone
Ibiow of the epot when tlu Rei<uhliean pasty \«as
ocganUed. tbe IndepeiMlent riutv of IVnniylva
nia broughtlDlO taring t■ » thi eztireMpur
p«*»e of eorreetiiiK the eviU exi tit IIJ -tate i <»v
eminent, and to afT<>r«l the hon< »t.
voter an o| |«»rtunity t« \ote < n >iutc and l«K-ai <
i«surs without havinj; hiv lui 't 1 n«a *
chine lead* r*«f elthei of the «• I rm vi,
vViu H Th. .«i|«on tfi< ;ati(li>htteforStati-'1 rean .
urer. is the fii>t' uididaft «»f flu tu \« i ut) and
With the kaiiK inanl\ « «nd irniep ud< net- I
tiiat have marked hi>- v« |m >ie lif> he hie- aeeepted
and entered «'ari't«tlv iiit-- HUM .mas for the 2
ofHee Fitted |4irtieuliirl> for the -lutienof Htate
Treasurer hv hin training -nd ulth .» r«r.»rd for
lntearitv atMi that hn« end* rtred him
to all wiio know liiui, lie «tand<« to da\ I- f »re the
pe«»ide of I'enrify 1\ aula a- ain l« 1« and id ate, and
It has U-en trill) snid hy t J.• I t»- • ■ j.Unit v
it will tie the people of tl \\ n. K , •
Thom|-sotl, wli<» will • r: e» • i-y bl«* • 1
ludeMtxleiit people of t' « «11 »IM»UUI re ' 1
jmemU t thin uhen tin y to the j H-nn N\.v, i u
per 2. and \• »f• to free 11.• in*- ur : «l
from puspieion. by 1 la. . m , Ui^
\lfe work an,l fe k «"d Lit "U>)»iru»»4. 1.
inoerina the platform and I»!HII of '
of tha ithl'-p nd. 1 f part\ amfro|4ev v
of the tttuioub "|W,WW imlcuiint y fi<.nd" OAU 1
obtained by aildriwiing HAUMV 1 AKMaTa- wn |
Htnto Seen tary Indf-p*rudcut l arty, No V» cod 1 0
ittaburtfh, l a.
i illliiiiiiiiiiiii
jj Rocking Chairs. jjj
Jf g
3i PRICE. 51,50
/\ HarckWood Rocking Chairs exactly
§( VpVV like cut. Antique finish. The best
chair we have ever sold for the price. Come
next week if you want one for 51.50 ( as they
will soon be sold out at this price. Good as many
I a $2.50 Rocking Chair. A A' A A A JS
1 Art Perfect Ranaes S
S p
sgc No. 816 Perfect Cook Stove $lO
i m ' 188 13 H
gf ' 208 ' 15 §gf
ys No. 817 Art Perfect Range $lB Ij3
1 3j ' 819 * ' ' 20 |g
°S ' 821 • ' 22 ip
• jj Heating Stoves for Gas or Coal, jg
(Campbell g TempletonJ
, j BUTLER, PA j
$4.00 $4.00
Saving profits aid preventing adulteration.
We have been in the liquor business for the
past twenty-five years, anil thoroughly under
stand the wants of the public—During all
that time we have sold nothing but the
Purest Product, Direct From The Distillery*
The Public know that they have always re
ceived the best \vlii>key fi>r their money, to
be had.—We have a special ofler to make—
we want you to try a gallon of Hear Creek
Whiskey—Vou know it sells everywhere for
SI.OO per quart —Now to our friends of ll'it
ler County we will
Deliver To Your Door—All Charges Paid,
a gallon of this whiskey either in a jug or
four full quart bottles for $4.00 —
We Are Out The Amount Of Expressage v
but we want you to try a gallon - -You'll buy
it again, and tell your friends that its
The Best Whiskey On Earth For The Money
Distiller and Wholesale Liquor, 8?, Federal St Allegheny, Pa
CLEARANCE SALE j " I,ml - l>» Not Make Five..
| ; | HAS BEEN
§1 I SUCCESS. . -Jj¥••
• ® , . >3 /W
You can yet take advantage of it. Sec ( f
these prices. j <1 w
AH grades under ' " > j!
for / | .
■ 1 11 l
30c sy
/ J
All grades under 30c
OQ- It's quite a. |)iobi(.fn to prc#.*v
cve;yone's taste in any line you
AT may select and particularly «>f
jewelry, silver novelties, cut glass,
DOUGLASS' I etc., but I'm sure you wiil find
what you want in my large stock
2.J1 S. Main St. ant j al such prices that defy coni-
_ petition. 1 am making a spe.
cialty of nobby and Knd Goods
FARM IN BUTLER FOR SALE. and want your trade.
north of weft end <»f West _
IVarl Si , containing 14 acres; nice T I 1 \ } g|l TT
drive-wav toil All kimlsof fruit, ln-st I I | f I jJI J. II;
i>l \%. »«r from never failing -.pring, new ! 3 J* I B M
house 1 rooms 011 lirst floor, good stone ' I I
wall and cellnr under whole house. U » J. 4 | v.* \nA UU «
For particulars inquire 011 jiretnises, or j
S l)iatnond St. lift SOUTH MAIN 8T