Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 14, 1898, Image 2

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WILLIAM C. NEGLF.Y -- Publisher
WILLIAM A. STONE, of Allegheny.
J. P. GOBTV of Lebanon.
MM.ES W. LAXTA. of Philadelphia.
WILLIAM W. PORTER, of Philadelphia
GAL!.SUA A. GROW of 3uiq*ehaniia L<>.
DR. J- B. -IIOWALTER, of Miller>tov.a boro
. JAMES X. MOOKE. of Butler.
JOHN IHNDINGF.R. of Zellonopli.
JACOB M. PAINTER, of Butler.
During the two days fight around
Santiago the Ist and 2d days of the
month 280 men and officers were killed,
and wounded, while 79 are miss
Our men were over zealous, and
charged the Spanish intrenchments be
fore the artillery could come up and
clear the way, hence the large lose of
On Sunday, the 3d inst, the Spanish
fleet at temptedLtw-escape from the har
bor of Santiago and were met by our
fleet deMOyed. All the Span-
were beached or burned.
V Admiral Ceryera cried when made a
Only one of our men wan killed dur
ing the fight. It was as complete a vie
tory as Dewy gained at Manila. An
account of the battle written by some
body on the Texas appears in another
The report of the return of the Span
ish fleet through the Suez canal, home
m>mr ~ ward bound, was confirmed, and a fleet
under command of Commodore Watson
was being prepared to meet the Spanish
fleet, either at the Canaries or off the
coast of Spain.
The return of Hobeon to the New
York, (he having been exchanged 1 was
made the occasion of a celebration by
the crew of that vessel
Upon the artival of reinforcements
for Dewy at Manila, with land forces,
several foreign war ships left the har
The captured Spanish officets at San
tiago professed ignorance of tho de
struction of their fleet at Manila.
Some of the magazines of the Span
ish vessels exploded and the effect was
to blow up the decks, and not the
keel, as was the case with the Maine.
All the Spanish prisoners, were taken
to Portsmouth, N. H.; excepting the of
ficers, who were taken to Annapolis.
On Monday, the entire Spanish Min
istry resigned their offices, and the
Queen appointed a new Cabinet.
Gen Shatter was closing eyery ave
nue of escape froSs Santiago, and oar
artillery bombarded the Spanish lines.
The Spanish spies were forced to
leave Canada.
On Tuesday Toral was yet hesitating
about 'surrendering, and onr fleet threw
shells over the hills into the town.
The Beard of Surrey reported that
the wrecks of the C'hristobal Colon and
Maris Teresa might be saved, and that
_ nil ilu- other v*jnseld were total
On Wednesday Gen Miles assumed
command of the army at Santiago, and
as fourteen cases of yellow fever have
appeared he ordered an infected village
to be burned. A general attack on the
intrenchments about Santiago was ex
pected today.
In the Phillipines Dewey resented a
slight interference by a German war
ship, and took possession of Grande is
land in Subic bay.
of Congress from the Crawford county
district, stopped over in Butler for a
ll '** ■' last on his return
home after adjournment of Congress.
Mr. Sturtevant is widely known as the
man who defeated the great Joseph C.
Bib!ey for congress two years ago, in
the Crawford-Erie district. His friends
hoped to see him a candidate for re
election but he declined to run again.
He was a very useful and efficient
member and always active in the in
terests of his constituents. The late
Congress looked well after the honor
and interest of the Nation in its present
conflict with Spain.
Congress adjourned last Friday.
There, was a patriotic demonstration
just before the Speaker Reed announced
adjournment, the members joining in
singing "Jly Country 'tis of Thee". A
thousand school teachers in the galleries,
(in town to attend the Educational Con
vention) also joined in the singing.
In the Senate there was considerable
opposition to adjourning at this time,
Senator Morgan saying that:
"The very moment, that the treaty of
~ ~ |"I 11 nt;il fav ' V p miiricnt ?4ie
government of Spain, the military pow
er of the President will cease and the
legislative branch of the government
mast provide a government
for any territory we may acquire by the
war. Tho power of congress comes
immediately into effect and we ought
to be here to exercise it". But Congress
had voted President McKinley ample
power and money to prosecute the war.
and the majority favored adjournment.
The salary of W. R. Eastman a clerk
in the Butler P. O. was raised from S6OO
to $700; and that of A. E. Oesterling
from $4<M) to SSOO.
Lewis llenshaw has been granted a
pension of $8 per month; that of Valen
tine Poff of Chicora was increased from
s•>4 to SBO per month.
W. E. Stephenson of McCandless in
creased from *6 to SB.
Fifteen Philadelphiaus were on the
ill'fatC'l steamer Bnrgoyne. which was
struck and sunk by a sailing vessel, i
near Sable island, during a fog. a few
days ago. The steamer jarried 718
passengers and crew, and of these 553
were drowned. The short time that
elapsed between the accident and the
sinking of the ship makes one -wonder
a* t-j the utility of bulkheads. The af
fair was one of the most horrible in
maratiuie history.
Gov. HASTINGS appointed \V. D.
Porter, Judge of Common Pleas No. 3,
of Allegheny county, to fill the yacancy
on the Superior Bench caused
by the death of Judge Wickham;
and the Bar of Allegheny conntv has
recommended John S. Robb Sr. for
Porter's place. The contest between
Robb and J. S. Young was a hot and
close opu, tht final vote standing Robb {
Mb, Young HI. 1
The Sea Fight off Santia
The following account of the naval bat
tie off Santiago harbor WRS written on
board the Texas, on the night of Sun
day. the 3d inst
"They are coming ont?" This was
the crv that stnrtb-d our ships at 9:30
o'clock this iSnnday) miming. It was
Lient Bristol who uttered the exclama
tion. We were lying directly in front
of Santiago harbor, and he had seen
moving smoke floating over a point on
the right of the harbor entrance. Hard
ly had he shouted, when out from be
hind the Estrellas batterv poked the
nose of a cruiser, coming with a big
bone in her teeth.
"Clang''' founded the electric gongs.
The. ship's company beat to
quarters, the orders were shouted for
full steam ahead, and in dashed the
Texas to meet the foe.
"It's the Viscaya," was the general
Certainly the ship belonged to the Viz
caya class but before we had done won
dering what she was trying to do, we
saw the Cristobal Colon, easily distin
guishable by the millitary mast between
the two funnels. She was treading on
the heels of the foremost ship, tearing
through the water at tremendous speed_
the smoke rolling from her funnels, and
hiding what was astern of her. In a
few minntes, however, we made out
twi more cruisers of the Viscaya type,
and were then sure that Cervera was at
last coming to give us battle in a desper.
ate attempt to cut his way to freedom
On we went, getting more speed at
every kick of the screw. From the first
the signal flags had been fluttering the
message "The enemy is trying to es
cape. "
We could see that the cruiser Brook,
lyn and the big battle-ships lowa and
Oregon responded at once, and shaped
their courses for the enemy, their dis
tance from the shore being about two
and a half miles at the time they first
got our signal. But we had little time
to look around. Hardly was the lead
ing Spanish ship clear of the shadows of
old Morro before boom" went one of
her big guns—and the battle had begun.
That first shell went wild.
Then our old ship shook from her keel
np. The big Texas' guns began to talk,
and soon our other ships were mixing in
the fray. The Spaniards turned to the
westward, and we kept bearing in on
them. They were firing incessantly,
and kept their engines going under forc
ed draft, evidently intending to outrun
and escape us.
The Brooklyn, just as cunning at the
game as they were, turned her course
nearly parallel with theirs, though
drawing into a little closer quarters all
the time.
She was soon in good range, and her
running tight mast have been a great
one; but we had so much on our hands
that there wab no time to stop and ad
mire Commodore Schley's work with
his guns.
We were well in the lead of our ships,
nearer the enemy than the others, and
getting a large share of the enemy's
attention. We hammered away at the
Spaniards, and they hammered back, as
they gradually drew to the westward,
keeping in the shadow of the shore.
Bnt we nailed the third ship in there
line. This was either the Viscaya 01
the Maria Thereia
We had her in fighting range before
she could get by, and you should have
seen the first battle ship commjjponed
in the United States Navy when she got
down tQ business in her first sea tight
1 UUy"flswt to fail tirt Texas the ' OUI
lloodoo,'' but I guess the "Old Hero''
will be good enough for ns after this
day. We were in close enough now, so
wo turned west with our adversary.
Our speed was not equal to hers, but
what we lacked in speed we made up b.
shells. We conld see that our shuts
were getting homo, but the enemy re
plied with much spirit and some accu
Cspt Philip was on the bridge up to
this time, but it soon became the part of
discretion to retire, so he ordered the
bridge contingent to the conning tower
passage, taking control of the ship from
tho tower itself. Hardly had the Capt
left the bridge when a shell from a fly
ing Spaniard ripped through the pilot
house. It certainly would have killed
the man at the wheel and eyery officer
on the bridge, had not the commander
given his conning tower order just as
he did.
So the Captain, with Executive Offi
cer Harber, Navigating Officer Miner
and Cadet Reynolds who was operating
the range finder, stood on the conning
tower platform, issuing his orders
through messengers, and keeping as
cool as charity through all the heat of
the fighting.
For half an hour the enemy's shells
whistled all about the Texas. One
more got home. This bone bored a hole
through the ash hoist amidships and ex
ploded inside the smokestack, doing
some merely incidental damage and in
juring nobody.
Our own guns, however, were enough
to kill delicate men. Their din was so
dreadful that orders had to be shouted
right in to the ears of our messengers.
Then the smoke would come up in such
density that we conld not see each
On two occasions the 12-inch turret
guns were swung athwartship and turn
ed loose. The concussion then shook
the immense vessel as if she had been a
toy boat. The sensation was rnnch as
if we had been struck by a big project
ile. Everything movable was splinter
Ail the men near the guns were thrown
on their faces. Seaman Schrain was
knocked through a hatchway into the
forward handling-room, breaking his
leg. But the enemy must have suffer
ed more than we did from the shots, for
wo held a deadly range, and the guns
were being served as guns were never
k. .ved before.
The Oregon had come whirling past
and gone on to help Schley and the
Brooklyn dispose of the leading Spanish
shii»s. The lowa, too. had turned west
ward and was continually thundering.
We were all in tho mess uj> to our el
"She's on fire!' - That was the word
we passed from ear to ear. shrieking il
in our joy.
For masses of smoke were pouring
from our particular antagonist, and in
a pause of the firing we heard our men
cheer and shout their glee. Oui 'big
shells had got throngh their armor and
we felt that our part of that fight was
nearly won. Soou we saw that our
smoking and battered adversary was
done for.
She was making all speed for the
beach, so we let her go and began firing
at the cruiser steaming behind her—the
fourth in the Spanish line.
The Brooklyn and Oregon, after a few
parting shots, also abandoned all effort
to help us mash this particular cruiser,
Aurt devoted their strain ana gnu- t.>
the two foremost vc- sels. which we took
t) be the Qquendo and the Csi-tokil
.Tust then we sighted the two torpedo*
boat the Furror and Pluton
They had come ont behind the cruise
and were sneaking off down the coast,
going a* if had the right of way.
"All small guns on the torpedo boats
went the order."
Soon we had the ocean splashing and
foaming all about them. Ensign Hi-*-,
with a six-pounder of the starlxiard bat
ter}'. got in the first effective shot. It
struck the leading destroyer fairly in
the boiler.
Above the roar of battle we could bear
a crashing and rending, and we saw a
great spout of black smoke roll up from
that torpedo boat. Either the Fnnor or
the Pluton went out of commission then
and there.
Up came the lowa with a rnsh and
threw a few shots at the second destroy -
er, but passed on for larger game.
Then the gallant little Gloucester,
which is nothing but Pierpont Morgan -
converted yatch, the Corsair, sailed
right into the Spanish terror of the sea,
and had her finished in short urder
But, gun for gun shot for shot, the
four big American vessels and the four
finest ships in Sprin's navy kept up the
fight, and by 10:30 o'clock —one hour
from the time Lieut Bristol saw that
cloud of smoke —the two cruisers, which
were last to leave the harbor were smok
ing ruins, going on the beach to keep
from sinking.
Up went a white flag on the one near,
est us, and "Cease firing" was Captaiu
Phillips' immediate order. A moment
later both Spanish cruisers were beach,
ed, and bright flashes of flame coming
through the smoke which enveloped
them told of the destructive force of
boiler or magazine explosions.
We co ald see the ships boats crowded
to their gunwales pulling for the shore.
The lowa, which had received some
pretty hard knocks in the fight, remain
ed to see that these two ships were real
ly done for, while the Brooklyn, Texas
and Oregon pushed on to end or capture
the other two, which were racing for
life along the coast to the westward,
well in shore.
At i 0:50 o clock Admiral Cerveras
flagship, the Oquendo, suddenly turned
for the shore, the Oregon and Brooklyn
pounding her abeam while we were
blazing away astern
On went the Brooklyn and Oregon af
ter the Cristobal Colon, which really
looked as if she were going to get away,
as she was making great speed.
We were left to give the Oquendo the
coup de grace. 14 did not take us long
The Spanish Admiral s ship was already
bnry&g, and at 11:05 down came the
and red flag at her stern, and we
in abeam. Then, in a moment,
the* was a mighty explosion on the
Oqnendo. and our boys set up a cheer,
"Don't cheer boys,!" shouted Captain
Philip. "Those poor devils are dying.
So we left her to her fate to go plug
ging on after the Colon, which, in her
desperation, was plowing through trie
water at a pace that put tha Brooklyn
to her best efforts. The Oregon was
making wonderful speed for a battle
ship. and we just settled down to make
the effort of onr lives, Never since onr
trial trip have we done so well
We all feared that the Cristobal Colon
would leave us all except the Brooklyn,
aud Commodore Hchley's '-hip was not
supposed to be a fair lighting match for
the big Spanish cruise*
We conld not afford to have it said
that even one of the Spanish ships got
away, so these moments of the chase
were thrillinc MM. Straight into the
west we headed, blazing and hanging
as we went in the greatest marine race
of modern times.
The Brooklyn headed out toward a
point, in the endeavor to cut off the
Spaniard there, while the Oregon held
middle course, not mu *h over a mile
from the cruiser, and we hammered
away in the Colon's wake.
The desperate Don hugged the shore,
firing now pnd again at ns, and giving
the Brooklyn and Oregon her best fire
We held up astonishingly well under
our forced draught, and no one need ev
er sneer at the speed of the old Texn.-
But run as she might the Spaniard
had no chance.
The Brooklyn gradually forged ahead
of her, and got between her and the
place where she would have to make her
swing to round that point. For over
two hours she had led n.s a lively chas<\
but her time had come. The Oregon
held her abeam and the Texas astern.
There was no way of escape.
At 1:15 in the afternoon the gallant
Colon gave it up and turned her bow
for the beach. At 1:20 down came her
flag, though not one of our ships was
within a mile of her, but we all closed
in, Brooklyn, Oregon, and Texas togeth
er, stopping our engines a few hundred
yards away.
Commodore Schley boarded the en
emy and the surrender was to him.
Just then the New York, with Adnii
ral Sampson aboard,was seen coming up
accompanied by the Vixen.
"We have won a great victory. De
tails will be communicated. '
Such was the signal Schley set for his
Admiral, and the victory certainly was
Then in that little cove under the
high hills of the Cuban coast, we Amer
icans celebrated onr Fourth of July on
the 3d of the month.
The celebration may have been a little
premature according to the almanac,
but it was as hearty as any ever indulg
ed in. Our ships cheered one another,
the Captains exchanged loud compli
ments through their megaphones, and
the Oregon turned out her band to send
the music of "The Star Spangled Ban
ner" over the lines of Spaniards drawn
up to be surrendered.
A Spanish Oflicer's account of
tli«; Figlit.
This is a plain tale of Spanish d'-as
ter, as rendered by Capt. Maocrohon
second captain of the Maria Teresas
His chief it will be remembered, was
desperately wounded during the tight.
"1 love my country," said the Span
iard simply, "and my hart bleeds for
her now. Our fleet, my country's pride
has !>eeu destroyed. 1 "fear that 1 hen
will be an uprising at home when its
destruction is made known. Onr plai
for escape was well arranged, but bet
ter formulated than executed. We had
arranged to force our way out 011 Satur
day night, and the Maria Texas was to
have led. But, contrary to onr exr>ee
nations, the searchlights of your slvps
did not illuminate the channel that
night, as had been usual, and without
that light we were unable to discern
tho wreck of the Merrimac so we could
not go out. You know how we came
out the next morning—Sunday, that,
was. Great crowds were expected to
come down to the wharf to sec us de
purt, hut the American troops wen,
pushing the city two hard in front
and there were none to see us off.
Our orders were to s'eam at full speed
to the westward, after clearing the har
bor, and concentrate our attack on the
Brooklyn, paying no attentiod to any
of the other chips, unless they forced us
to attack them.
SNO. in th« Jiurnmg. the}* signaled t-.
a» from the »—tt**rv tha r only the Texas
and the Brooklyn wore l*» th»- westward,
and wo pot way. the Maria Ter
esa being "he flagship and taking the
lead. We opened tire on the Brooklyn
and th.' Texa- answered it but her shot
fell short. Otherwise she won Id have
struck us. for it was a straight line
shot. The Brooklyn and lowa then
fired, but neither shot hit. Again the
Brooklyn and the Texas fired The
Brooklyn s shells went into the admir
al s cabin, and exploded, set fire to the
after part of» the ship. The ahell
from the Texas pierced our side armor
and exploded in the engine room, burst
ing the main steam pipe. We signaled
to the engineer to start the pumps, hut
got no reply, and then found that
all below in that part of the
ship had been killed At that lime
it v.*as like hell on our bridge. Sht lis
were bursting all around ns aud the
ship's hull was being riddled below.
The captain turned to me and said. Sir,
do yon think it is best to contiuue the
hopeless fight. or, for the sake of hu
manity and to save life, should we not
beach the ship? Many of our guns are
dismounted and our engines are crip
pled." Sir, I replied, 'we are unable to
fightClonger. I jet us beach the ship
Then as I said that, a shell struck our
captain. His last words were haul
down the colors. The American tire
was so fierce and their shells were
bursting around us so fast and making
so much smoke that the Americans
could not see that the ilag was down
and continued firing. I sent "• low for
a blanket and as soon as it was run up
the firing ceased.
"Meanwhile, the Vizcayahad run 1K?-
tween ns and the Texas and was then
engaging three ships --the Brooklyn
Organ and T- xos. Sh>. iuade a desper
ate but hopeless fight Now that we
have learned that we lost ietween eight
hundred and a thousand men and the
Americans lost oniy one man. it amazes
us. It is incredible. We cannot com
prehend it."
It does not seem possible and yet
we must believe it. Have we not seen
with our own eyes the utter wrecks of
our ships and how yours were not hnrt.
even the smallest injury, that we could
"If you bad managed to escape, wher
would you have gone? To Cienfuegos ;
"By "no means, the officer replied.
"Oar intention was to run to Havana,
raise the blockade there and enter the
"What will be the result of the
battle r The Spanish commander was
"Ah. I do not know." was the mourn
ful rep I }'. "I hear now that the Amer
icans intend sending their fleet to my
country —that is my anxiety, Mv po<>r
Spain will be helpless against your at
tack. I have seen what your ships can
ilo and know our exposed cities will be
"You were, then, much impressed
with the fire of the American ships?
'We were all astonished by its amaz
ing rapidity ami deadliness, was the
frank reply. "It will be an awful fight
and Spain will sutler most. But if any
one was bold enough to suggest that to
my countrymen lie would l>e cut to
pieces. If America carries the war in
to Spain ami defeats us there, the dis
grace would be too great to bear. You
know the fall of a great nation is like
the fall of a great family, 'and
shall be the fall thereof, and I am
afraid that is how it will be with Spain.
O God, open the eyes of my country
men at home, that They may nnder
stand why we were, defeated h>-re
"Do you think Santiago can hold out
much longer?" the second captain of
the Maria Teresa was asked.
No," he replied. They are very
shart of provisions there. Rice is the
chief article of diet, little else in the
way of f'»od being left. Beef is very
scarce and very poor.
The officer was curious to know as to
whether the Americans had suffered
much loss when their land forces made
an attack on Santiago. He was told
the number reported lost, and spenjed
- urprised that it was no greater "Why.
we lost that many ourselves," he said,
"and yet our men were fighting behind
entrenchments and your men were at
tacking us."
C*. K, 11th Kejfiirient, Fort
VV"«i>.liiiign»ii, .*l<l
Frtmv .T'M-V S, IS'.)*
i'or nearly three months On T* with
the rest of the lath have been in the
field valiantly serving our country as
volunteer soldiers, and yet w > ar- ai>
alive und in beait-h, at>ie to do onr
dnty every day. We have experienced
weather whose teuij ranged from
several degrees below the fre-:zinz point
up to one hundred degreus in the shade
We have hud no greater physical eu
to fight than flies mosquitoes,
wood ticks and jiggers As moral antag
onist 1 -' we have thre saloons within a
half milt, of our present camp.
Usually we have had enough soldier
grab to satisfy us, rarely have we had
more than we needed, and several times
we have not had enough. On such oc
casions we pull our belts a little tighter
and kick and growl at whatever or
whomever wo fancy to be the cause of
the shortage.
Judging from the present con (Tit ion
of the 15th wo are not destined by the
powers who are running this war to see
service at the front. We are not equip
ped to take the field. For all we have
been out neatly three months, in Co. E,
with one hundred and nix men, there
are only about seventy muskets am!
forty sidearms. So far we know the
other companies of the Regiment are in
about the same condition. It is report
ed that yesterday the remainder of our
arms aud equipments arrived at Fort
Qn the last day of Jane six new cor
porals wore appointed. They arc Will
Rebhnn, Thos. McKee, Howard Haz
lett, Oscar McClnng, Jos. Heinuian, and
Chas. McElvain, ranking in the order
Jnly Ist., onr distiiot congressman,
Hon. J. B. Showalterand his wife were
made welcome l«y Co. E. They preset 1-
ed us with a lot of Wheeling tobies and
a (Tate of lemons. If we are in the
field at the time of the November elec
tion, th' 1 congressional tick"t, a Nation
al one, will be the only ticket we can
vote unless some old law is resurrected,
special State legislation would be re
quired to enable us to Votr~t<»r state anil
local tickets. As the Legislature is not
in session there can be no such lavtf~-*iii_
acted Mr. Showaiter will get a large
majority of Co., IS'fl vote.
For several days past Clarence Gra
ham has been cook with Harry MeC'ol
lougli and Del. Hindman as assistants.
Their cooking is first class. At the first
of the week something went wrong at
the Fort bakery and we had no bread.
Cullen Armstrong baked us some biscuits
on Sunday smd that night a detail was
sent up to Alexandria where they hunt
ed the town over to get n« enough !«re«d
for the next day.
Our Fourth of July was a quiet one,
we had no nre oracken; All w« could
do was hurrah forShaft-or, Schley, Snmp
son fiii«l the brave Iwys at Santiago and
wish we kveiv there, in the afternoon
w<- bf-at our old friends. Co.. ' T in a Viall
game, the score was 8 to 1.
Since Tuesday ewiing we have hud
ba tall ion drill for an hour every even
ing beginning at half past nix. This
makes four hours of drill daily, two
each of infantry and artillery, Capt.
McJunkin acts as major. The four
companies with a hundred men each
in line are as large as an ol<l National
(juard regiment. Oprrecmts have been
broken in to camp v. ork and do a« well
as the older members, Co., E waa fort a
nate in getting a splendid set of men to
complete her roster Many of the com
pauy have bought and seat home large
•:;L:ravtM memorial snt*»ts on winch the
iotnpletf company roll is printed,
i Wednesday we were vim ted by the
! editor of the CITIZEN'. Thursday Mr.
! Thomas Alexander and Miss Birde
Pier • artived from Butler, to-day Jli.-s
: Pierce and her brother corporal Frank
' Pierce leave for Butler Collins return
j ed from his visit home on a furlough
i Yesterday some towels in the tent in
i ha< ited by Ja.- Smith. Kalb, Beattyand
; the Peirces were accidently set on fire
] and before it could be extinguished a
1 large hole was burned in the tent can
j vass
1 Thursday afternoon we received our
; June pay. That evening the hotel at
Riverview park and a number of ven
ders of ice cream etc. who suddenly put
in an apj>earauce, did a great business.
However a large part of the money
received is being sent home.
JULY 10. Our routine camp life
continues with undisturbed tranquility
and monotony. The weather is not so
unbearably hot as at the first of the
month. Co. Es pay last Thnrsday
amounted to ?: M 'o. nearly half of which
is estimated to have been sent to our
j Butler, Lawrence and Armstrong coun
! ty homes.
Friday was a red letter day. we had
| chicken soup for sapper. DelHindman
i traded some o! 1 hominy and bacon for
j the chickens.
A C. Krug came down to see his
• brother Harry, and distributed tobies
j that evening. After making a trip to
Philadelphia Mr. Krug expects to visit
us again Wednesday.
Saturday, Corporal Will Jackson re
turned with a big i rr.nk of good things
from Butler.
Thirty new rifles and bayonets were
distributed but no additional belts, etc.
Every man now has a gun.
Sunday James Lambie of Washing
ton, and Prof. G. H. Hamui, of the
Slippery rock Normal, and Will S. Mc-
Dowell, of Wilkinsburg, Pa., who are
attending the convention of the Nation
al Teachers Association now being held
in Washington, visited as. Some of the
boys who were over at Mt. Vernon met
City Supcrint endnnt J. A Gibson and
wife there
rgtani Collins passed around smokes
presented by W. D. Ziegler, Dr Faulk
and Will Morris.
Charlie Allshonse, Albert Waters and
Harry Sumney have passed through
slight sick spells. We have a splendid
ly epuipped hospital in a roomy old
frame house; but for all there are near
ly five hundred men here there is very
little sickness and the hospital is usual
ly deserted.
Ye powers in Washington, Oh. send us
to the front!
Where the battle now is on. Oh, send us
to the front!
Where Santiago's Spaniard runs
While Yankee men and ships aud guns
Pour burning shot and shell
Into their town hkt ll—l,
You bet we'd like to smell
The powder, feel its spell.
Home guards we will not be, so send us
to the front!
We came to fight and free, so send us
to the front!
Where the curtain has gone up,
So that we may get a sup
Of any blood that flows
Ana drive into our foes
Some Pennsylvania blows
To iignieu Cuba s woes.
We ;isik for no soft snaps, just send us
to the front!
W- t • i-afc- -Hps, JO send us
And we'll beat our Keystone seals
Where the br.tti- hottest reels,
If but Old Glory shed
lis light above our n<-ail
We'll light till siain or lied
Each foe, or we are dead,
Harmony and Sfleliijnople.
Harmony had an old time demon
stration on July Ith. At 3 J), in. a pa
rade was formed with 11. M. Wise and
Wm. Dindinger as marshals, martial
band, chariot of liberty, over 100 school
children dressed in white, carrying
flags, carriage with speakers, horse
back riders and citizens marching,
Messrs J H. Wilson of Harmony, Alex.
Russell and J. M. Galbreath of Butler,
were the orators of the day. Patriotic
music was rendered and a handsome
flag 15 by 25 feet was raised on a staff
110 feet high. Four feet above the
staff a gas jet is burning. This quaint
old town was overflowing with patriot
Mrs. J. M. Moore of Avalon recently
made a short visit with her relatives at
F. G. Blown of Pittsburg was in
Harmony on business last week.
Jacob Si tier of Jackson twp. rejoices
In a beautiful baby girl al>out two
weeks old.
Mrs. Joseph Stewart and Miss Ethel
li Armor of North Ave. Allegheny aro
stopping with Mrs. John Stamm in
Beaver county for three weeks.
Mrs. Stamm is very sick at present
Prof. C. Nevin Ileller of (ireensburg
with his bride is visiting his father I>r.
A. J. Heller at Harmony at present.
.Miss v'ina Mitchell of New Castle
is visiting Miss Lawra Swain at Har
A. S. Latshaw and family of Parker
visited relatives at Evans City and Har
mony last week.
Ed. Randolph and family of Sharon
visited friends in Zelienople and Har
mony last week.
Win. StaulTer and two sons "f Eldron
lowa arc visiting J. H. and Ed. StauiTor
at Harmony this week.
Charles Magnus and family of Par
ker returned home on Saturday from a
viait with friends at Harmony.
Wm. Kavenaugh the Zelienople ma
chinist was in the \V. Va. oil field on
business last week.
Mrs J". H. Knox and lier daughter
Sweetie of Harmony visited for two
weeks with Frank Xnox at Miles Ohio.
Last Eriday morning at !» o'clock
Henry Miller of Harmony was robbed
for the thin! time This time he is mi
nus *lO and two shirts.
Austin Pearce and wife of East End
Pittsburg visited relatives at Zelieno
ple last week.
Mis. Augusta Kingslev of (»reenville
visited witn Mrs. II M Hentle at liar
Ujony tor two weeks
Miss Jane Passavant is building a
large frame house on her farm north of
Mrs. Rev. J. W Otterman of Zelie
n pie attended the Loyal Temperance
League gathering at Lebanon I'a., last
week. On her way home she stopped
off at Mt. Gretna
Mrs Benjamin Wise of New Lrigh
ton visited her sisters Mrs. 11. A. llall
stein and Mrs. Amzie Ziegler for two
weeks at Harmony.
The M. E. Church and Sunday school
obeyed McKirley's proclamation last
Sundnv in thanksgiving and prayer.
The church was decorated with the
national colors.
Edwarrt Eihlej formerly of Middle
Lancaster twp. ;md Howard and Ld
ward Harper sons of county treasurer
C a.- Harper Wert* among the 11- So:
o' eterans enlists! as volunteers at
N -.v Castle. that passed Hannony on
si -ial train last Friday evenin,
1 y belong. Ito the Ifith R«-K ati !
It tor Ft Washington. Mr. Harp*.
expected to me t bis sons at Harmon;
but the train did not stop A large
ci >wd gathered at the station and
cb«.ered the loyal boys as they passed
Prot J C Ibght was not elected r"
the first meeting of directors at Ha
n ny on account of <everal member
be ig absent
Miss Margaret Me Lure and Dili-
I irtnng lett Harmony on Monday n -
a L.VO weeks stay at Chautauijua N. Y
A. M. Wise of Butler was in Har
u: ny on Monday afternoon.
Misses Muni and F,:un.a Keefer o
I.atler visited their home in Hann<>r>
a we the 4th of July.
Z-'lienople raised a beautiful fla« a
H ip m an July 4th Speeches wr
n ide by Alexander Kissel and J. M
of Butler and Prof. J. •
Bight of Trail The occasion wa
peasant and extremely |>atriotic.
.lacksvillo Notes.
Farmers are busy cutting and storing
t leir wheat i-rops ami the whistle i'
t le steam thresher is heard in the land
Hon. J. N Moore aud wife are spend
ii s a r-hort vacation with* Mr. Moor- -
p irents on the banks of Historic Slip
p -ryrock.
A child of .T. C. Ilogue was buried Ou
Saturday. The ratse of its death wv
cuc'lera infantum The bereaved } •
r* nt« have the sympathy of the comm
D : ty.
Work is progressing ou the new weU
rv i.ich is being drilled for gas on t' -
SKerman Humphry farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Hindman of New CP
t'e were guests of Mrs. Hindman's pa
r :r.te Sabbath
Mr I. G. Studabaker who has btea
r.uuiug a bakery in New Castle b ■»
s *'d out and will engage in other bu
; s in a few weeks
Mrs. Nancy Stuart of Grove City
v sited friends in this vicinity recent!
Several of onrjieople attended Bulla
-1 Bill's Wild West Show at New C<
tie and report a good entertainment
Mr. White of New Castle was a biisi
r -ss caller in our town on Saturday.
A Pleasant Wedding.
At the home of Mr. George Kaufman
oi C'allery Pa. Mi;:s E. Blanche, the
a -complished and highly esteon"-d
..aaghter was united in marriage to Mr.
F -atik Neely one of the progressive
y mng men of the prosperous town > t
The sister Miss Kate A. Kaufman
si rved as bridesmaid; Mr. Harry A.
Popler, as groomsman. About eleven
<■ lock they came into the parlor wh .re
tt e ceremony was jierfonned by tue
pastor of the bride. Rev. H. E. Snydf - ,
Pfc D.. in the presence of the immediai ?
After congratulations were offer* '.
Til! surrounded a well spread tab!.
(.. a number of presents were 1
ceived, both useful and ornamental f v
v> Such th.'.nks were given in a few w
v osen words.
A short time was spent iu social er
j..- ment. when the bridal couple tco'-
t - train for an exiended wedding tr : x >.
< -n their return they will be at home at
Mars where Mr. Neeley is engaged in
business. Mrs. Neeley has served
faithfully as ortranist in the Crestview
Pi sliyterian Church and has many
friends in and about Gallery. She
leayes with the best wishes from all.
I Kuydl maktt the food pare,
wholesome and delicious. 8
Ab«oTutot> Pure
l*Heai This or its Equal?X
€ >
Nice Top Buggies $35,005 \
Harness 4.50 i
Duster and Whip.. .50^5,
Total... S4O 00V
Or do you want a Surrey?\r
&A nice Surrey.... SSO 00 O
OHarness 10.00vy
< iDuster and Whip.. 0.00 A
{ i Total SOO 00*
Quantity limited. Come soon. jT
No one ever ofTered suck goods
* at such prices. They won't
last long. JT
yS. B. Martincourt & Cn.,x
X 128 E. Jefferson St., liutler, Pa. A
by Congressman James Rankin Young
All about War with Spain, the Navy, all
defences, Battle ships, etc. Portraits and
biographies of Dewey and all promimcnt
oiiicers. Nearly Coo pages. Massive \'oi
umc. Mnrvejously cheap. Best author
ship. Only authentic, offlcia ! book.
Experience not necessary. Any Ixxly
C;MI sell it. Ladies as successful a,s gen
tlem n. We are the largest subscription
hook firm in America. Write us. Vif'v
persons are employed in our correspond
ence department alone, to serve yon
Our lawk is just out. Get agency now
and be the first iu the fielc. I<arge 50c.
War Map in colors free with book or out
fit. Other valuable premiums. Tremen
dous seller. Biggest money maker ever
known. Most liberal ttinis guaranteed.
Agents making $7.00 to sah.oo per da™.
'1 uenty days credit given, l-'reight paid.
Full book sent prepaid to ageuts, $1,45.
Splendid sample outfit and full instruct
ions free for nine i-ccnt stamps to pay
postage Mention this paper.
MI.NROE BOOK CO., Dep't M. Chicago,
Buy Direct from Manufacturers
Single Tul>c Tire. Light and 1-ast vet
Strong and Durable.
$5 00 per Pair.
The King Mfg. Co ,
UflU-oUO Arch St., Vlili'ad«-iphla J'a,
GERLACH—At her home in Mt. I h«*t
Tint. July 7 lsys, Mis* Gertrude Oer
RHIXELANDKR It her home in But
l»r. July 11 lt<i>s Mrs Barbara Rh ; ne
lander, widow of Wrn. Rhinelander
»ged 7"i years
H 'I'LF.R At his home in Onklnn l
rwp., June 29.
aged years.
R' >FSSTNG —At the home of hn
•laughter. Mrs. Staley. in Pittsburg
July IS. Conrad Roessing, aged
i? 4 years.
CHATHAM -Iu Allegheny. July 12
!BSK Ralph D , son of Jas H. Vhai
ham, formerly of Petrolia, aged 12
yea rs.
Miss o«ra Blair of Fan Claire.» nurse
at Oixmont Houpitnl died .>nSnnda>.
th.-3dinst. She was buried in the M.
F cemetery at Eau Claire, on the stl
Af'licteJ With Humor fcr Y
Now Cured.
"I have been a sufferer with rheu-
Eitismand have taken Hood's Sarsapa
rilla v. hich has given me complete relief,
aud made me feel better in every w»v.
My daughter is now taking it for a scrof
ulous condition of the blood, and it is
helping: her wonderfully. 1 will not be
persuaded to takr anv other medicine than
Hood's Sarsaparilla when I need a blood
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
HOOd'B PillS ejre ::'l liver 1
V'Your Necessity S
S is my opportunity" S
C This month the above ?
f maxim holds good, S
| Simple Arithmetic. '
/ A hoy bought a !,ook and an his- J
\tle for fi io; he paid Si more for V
I the book than 'or the whistle, f
C What did the whistle cost? You C
I say, ' Ten cents." But that is /
*/ wrong. Now, when not more than /
S one person in ten answers this cor-S
f rectly, bow shall we expect them %
Vto realize the following: TheV
/ Carpets and Book cases we are go- /
1 ing to offer this month cannot be*
V made for the price we charge for V
/ them. They cannot be sold for /
\ the figure you pay for them. Then \
\ how can we handle them? It is a J
C question which will not long C
/pu*lea store-keeper. He knows f
V that there are excuses which do V
/ not concern the public—conditions /
\ of over-stock, short money, incom- \
\ ing goods, slow demand and the %
v lite—which make sacrifices in- C
/ evitable, even wise. /
? Brussels Carpets. S
) We are selling some choice Wil- \
f ton Velvet Carpets that were f
J marked ft. so for SI.OO per yard. 1
/ Combination /
S Book Cases. £
1 The kind that is marked $25.00/
>is now selling for $14.50 and the\
C kind marked #35.00 is now selling r
J tor $20.00. )
S Cleanable and J
\ Sweet Smelling S
\ Refrigerators. A
> Only have the best kind. Don't i
/ sell the cheap ones. V
p If you want a fine Refrigerator, J
f we have it. #
\ We sell a medium-sized Refrig- }
r erator for SIO,OO. I
J Cool iu summet time. Strong and V
V clean at all times, they look neat i
/and stylish in your bed rooms. (
I Some prices go up to $75.00, and J
f down as low as $3.50. S
C Screen Dcors SI.OO, r
/ Window Screens 35c, /
f We don'l sell the lower priced f
Til K
Butler County National Bank,
Butler Penn,
Capital paid in $i x>,000.00
Surplus and Profits - Ji 14,647.87
Jos. Hartman, President; J. V. Ritts,
Vice President; C. A. Bailey. Cashier;
John G. McMarlin, Ass't Cashier.
I general banklne buslnc transacted.
Interest paid on time fl#-p*>sits.
Money loaned on approved security.
We Invite you toopeu an account with this
DIBECTORS— Hon. Joseph Hartman. Hon.
W. S. Waldron, I»r. •>. M. Hoover. H. M -
Sweeney, E. E. Abrams, C. I'. t'olllns I.
Siolth, l<eslie P. llazlett, M. Klnesin, W.
W. 11. I.arkin, John Humphrey, I>r. W. C.
Mi-Candless, lieu Miwefch. I.ovt M. Wise
J. V. Kltt«
Butler Savings Bank
Liutler, Pa.
Capital - - -
Surplus and Profits - - $150,01)0
JOS. L PHRVTS President
J. HENRY TROUTMAN Viee-i'resident
WM. CAMPBELL, Jr C«i hi.r
I'IKECTOKS -Joseph L. Purvis, J. Henry
Tro':imati, W. I>. HrauUou, W. A. Stein. J.;S.
The Bntler Saving-. Itank Is the Oldest
1 tanking 111 stit 111 lot. in Itutler County,
lienerai banklnK business transaeled.
We solicit accounts of oil producers, mer
chants. farmers and others.
All bjsincss entrusted to us will ro-'elvc
proxiipt aitontioij.
Interest uatd on tlm« deuositK.
fl.oo prr y» j ;ir if paid In advance, otlierwist
fl.fiO will ho charged.
A!>VE!iTißiN(i KATK< One Inch, on** tlm<
?!: «-a«*h sul»sequont ins«*rtlon •"•<» cents c*a#*h
\ udltors* unci dl vor*«» not lc«»s each: -
uton* and admlulsfaU»rs' notices f-'i eai'li
nst ray and dissolution notli'eH S3 oai'h. ltrad
inu not !«•••» 10 « »»i»t ix lino fur first and .1 «*♦•!»?«
for each subsequent Insertion. Noticus
aitionir !<»•••• 1 ne-.VH items 15 cents a line f«»r
I-n l» insertion. Obituaries, cards of thanks,
resolutions uf rrspei t, notlce> of festivals
and fairs, etc., IsitrtM the rate of Scroti
a line, money to accompany the order. .*even
words of prose make aline.
Katos for statid|iig cards and Job work on
applicat lon
All advertising |* due after flrst Insertion,
and all tiaiuient :wlvortlbinp must be paid
for In advance.
All communications Intended for publica
tion In tills paper must t»e accompanied by
I l»e real name of the writer, not for publica
tion bu. a guarantee of good faith.and should
reach us not later than Tuesday eventnjr.
u J>i-ath notices must be accotnpanle<l by a
o:>i»i»nsiblc name.
Boarding and I>ajr S -hool for tilrls. New
ami I-leK«*nt Huildfnff ready for I'all Term.
IteKU.ar, College i»reparatory. and Elective
I'ourvs SiM-cial advantages in Music
Kiocutiou and Art. For catalojrue addre.vs
I Mrs. J. E. ZIMMERm^W
4 Days s sl'k'F 4 Days
Commencing Promptly at 8 o'clock
Wednesday /Vlornincj.
We inaugurate this, our Eleventh Semi-Annual Salt 1 . TM- r-t tuns
every Department in the House. We have had Sacrifice Sales, hut never b»fore~"
have we offered R;*>l, reliable, up-to-date nerchan li*f at s- i h lidicul" .
low prices as we offer you daring this .j da ,i sale. Price the Motive
Power. CaCSR: We need money for present .use. We must have
our shelves emptied for next fa'l good*, wl.ich begin to arrive
soon alter August I. There is no such pover on earth to
move merchandise as price. Prices Have ileen Cut as
Nevei Before. Sale days.
Wednesday, Thorsday, Friday, Saturday, July 13, 14, )5 ?nd 18
The above announcement being late in reaching our
friends and patrens out of town, owing to the non
issue of most of the county papers last weok, and as wo
are anxious that they as well as patrons in town should have
the advantage of attending this great money -saving sale, we have
therefore decided to continue this sale through the month of July.
Sacrifice prices remaining in all goods a. advertised whilst the >!<>oas last.
Onr entire stock of new fresh 169s Merchandise offered at Sacrifice Price.
Office on South Diamond Street.
Office in Mi chell building.
Office with Newton Black, Esq. South
Diamond Street.
Room 8., Armory buildiu fc .
Special attention given to collections
and business matters. „
Reference: Butler. Savings Bank, or
Butler County National Bank
Office on Main St. near Court House.
Room J. —Armory building.
Office between I'ostoffice and Diamond
Office at No. 104 East Diamond St.
Office near Court House.
Eye, ear, nose and throat a specialty.
132 and 134 S. Main Street, Ralston
Office 236 h. Main St., opp. P. O.
Residence 315 N. McKean St.
200 West Cunningham St.
New Troutman Building, Butler Pa.
Office No. 45, S. Main street, over City
137 E. Wayne St., office hours. 10 to
12 a. m. 1 and to 3 p. in.
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold Fillings a spec
ialty. Office oyer Miler's Shoe Store.
Gold Fillings Painless Extraction of
Teeth and Artificial Teeth without plates
a specialty, Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Air
or Local n aesthetics used.
Office over Millers grocery, east of Low
ty house.
Formerly known as the "Peerless
Painless Extractor of Teeth." Located
permanently at 111 East Jefferson St.,
Opposite Hotel Lowry, Butler. Will do
dential operations of all kinds by the
latest devices and up-to-date methods
Painless extraction —No Gas—Crown
aud bridge work a specialty.
Office—Room No. 1, new Bickel build
1831 18981
Single Subscription, $2,
Four Subscriptions, $7,
Six Subscriptions, SY.
§nyS)*cial inducements (which will be
stated by mail 011 application) to persons
raising larger clubs.
Hay Paper FREE all the rest of this year
to New subscribers for 1898.
B«3> 'And a premium for every reader.
It will IK* seen that the difference be
tween the cost of the COUNTRY GENTLE
MAN and that of other agricultural week
lies may readily by reduced, by making
up a small Club, to
Which will be mailed Free, and see
whether this enormous difference 111 cost
should prevent your having the I test.
What account would you make of such
a difference in buying medicine or food?
LUTHER TUCKER & SON, Publishers,
Albany, N. Y.
139 South Main street
Over Sbaal * N««'» Store
Walker & Wick,
KETTEHE.I BrifcDisu. OPP. Posroi KICK
•H: :• +
% Exposition Hotel ti
' t* 3
Hotel Man tor, j
£* F. M. LOCKWOOD, Pwp'r. >
•+ Butler's nearest Summer Resort. t 4-
®-r Goad bathing and fishing,
° + and all Summer R.-sort ;-f
--+ 0 TV
' • Amusements.
r; >.,•vvv+V+U?
hham s m' hbavkoubg
I have a Heave Cure that will cure any . r
case of heaves in horses in forty il.'ys, if
used according to dir.vti' s, and if it
does not cio J. t 1 foi it, I will
refund the moi nt p-.ic nil 10 cliary.es
will be UK 1 1c I r t t ■: 1 <t. The
following testimonials art- '.he
" proof of the medicines powti to cure:
ut'.:r, Ta., )>Q3.
1 Mr. A. j. McCaudkss:
On the 2nd day of Aprii, 1592 I com
menced to nse your new cue 1 011 cof
my horses that had the heaves very bad,
and continued to use the liiedL ;.o for
about forty days aud the lurre did not
show any signs of a reiuru of them. It is
now about a year since I quit giving the
> medicine and the horse has pever showed
any sign of heaves, aud I feel satisfied
- that he is piojx rly cured.
W. C. Criswell.
utler, Pa., Apri 130,
A, J. McCnudle-ss"
1 have used your Ileave Cure and
1 find it u ili do the work, ii us ! Accord
ing to directions. Vcni v ti u!\,
I. B. McMiliin.
Your Stationary.
It is getting to !.«• tbi proper thing
for fnrniets as well us merchants and
" other business men to have printed sta
tionary. And we can see no reason
why they should noi. take their proper
place among bnsi iota; nun by -wlopting
- business methods in as n >ny w>ys as
possible. There 1- a com: nation of
business and sentiment in giving your 1
farm a name like "Valley View Place,"
"Maple Spring Fann' J!.K-i<ie." or
something of the kind, a - it ijnds a cer
tniu dignity and individuality to the
place, an increased senne of pud. in the
proprietorship thereof, as well ax addi- I
tonal importance in the eyea of produce I
dealers or commis;ion men-hants with —-I
" whom yon are dealing A small invest- I
ment in printed stationary giving your q
> residence aud business, sueli as bit ed
ing of thronghbred sbx'k, the manfac
tnre of dairy prodm e. etc., might prove
■ of no slight advantage to you, as well
as giving a certain degree of satisfac
tion. And when yon conclude to have
t some note heads and envelopes printed
remember that the same can be had at
the CITIZEN office as cheap and good as
Pasted on your j.p.per, :or on the
wrapper in which it comes.) for
a brief but exact statement of
your subscription account The
date to which you have paid is (
clearly given. If it is a past date
a remittance is in order, and is re
spectfally solicited. Remember
the subscription price, SI.OO a
year. Don't send uioney in an
ordinary letter— it will be at your
own risk. Use money order or
registered letter. Remit to
Butler, J'enna
is''lf the date is not changed within
thre<' wwks write and ask wnv.
Funeral Director.
337 S. Main St., Butler.
Farm for Sale
I want to sell my farm of 235 acres
in Oakland twp., adjoining Hoyds
town, six miles north of Hiitler.
There is no better land for all kinds
of crops in IJutler county. My wlieat
and grass, this year, cannot l>c Ireat.
Come and see them.
Two good orchards, some young
timber, and an abundance of the
best of Spring water.
The builbings consist of a g'xxl,
six room, frame house; one large,
new, modern bar 11, and a large old
one; also all the ceces .ary outbuild
ings, including a summer kitchen.
I want to quit farming because J am
alone, and will sell at a bargain on M
easy terms. fl
A part of the farm is underlaid ■
with three aud four /cet veins of fl
coal, with one bank opened; anil the I
new railroad is surveyed within I
100 rods of the house.
Por terms address or call ujion,
Peter Whitmire,
sonora. p. 0.
IL/ ,
Give a 5/ . cio Tier*l Itrcn,? w iraing V f l> •. ln.ru
#o* circulars APt i y -r<
P.L DUFF & tors, 244 Fiith Avenue,