Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 06, 1900, Image 3

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JIOTE—AII advertisers Intending to make
•b ID* s In their ads. should notify us 01
nelr Intention to dc »o uJt later than Mon
i»y moraine.
Clerk's Notices in Bankruptcy, Es
tates of F. M. Renno and Thomas Allen.
C & T's fnrnitnre.
Brown & Co's locals.
Admlnlstiatnrs and Executors of estates
;HII secure their receipt books at the CITI
ZEN office, and persons making public sales
thalr note books.
—lce getting scarce.
—War expands onr geography.
—Batler is up-to-date now —got every
—lt was the warmest August in thir
ty years.
—That twenty-foot fishworm story
is hard to swallow.
—The oyster gets into the national
game in dozens and halfs.
—Autumn begins on the 21st, when
the Sun "crosses the line. "
—The Kittanning Fair last week was
as "hot and rotten" as usual.
—Butler has two-thousand school
kids, and some precincts to hear from.
—There's not only a trace of gold in
the trolley, but there's big money in it.
—National measures in China seem
to narrow down to the "peck of trou
—Even the oyster teaches us that
there may be something good in a hard
—When you are talking for votes just
tell the farmers how to make road with
a hoe.
We go to press half a day early, this
week, so as to have some time at the
—Allegheny is to have a half-million
dollar hotel, on North Ave., with a roof
—There are quite a number of cases
of typhoid-fever scattered over the
—The Harrisville station has been
moved to the Braham property, near
—Besides the Agricultural Fairs at
present we are having the hay fever and
the straw vote.
—J D. Todd of Lcasureville will have
a public sale of personal property on
Saturday, Sept. 15th.
—Fifteen people are working and ten
looms are running in the silk mill in the
Witherspoon Institute building.
—The American eagle is rejoicing in
a full crop, this year. The grain bins
of Kansas and other states are full.
—A remarkably cheap excursion to
the Falls, Saturday ; and things are so
arranged there now that they don't rob
—J. A Thompson, of Snyder and
Thompson, baa bought his partner's
interest in the livery stable 011 W. Jef
ferson St.
—About two-thirds of the borough
taxes, amounting to sixty thousand dol
lars were paid in to Collector Maxwell,
last week.
—The School Board of Middlesex twp.
has ordered twenty dozen copies of the
New Testament for use in their public
schools this winter.
—West Sunbury Academy opens
Tuesday, Sept. 18th. Prof Bruce Gill
again has charge, with Miss Bessie
Wick ~i music teacher.
—B ick of the Court House is a favor
ite plico for soine 111 -u t:> drop thair
i«>t.ileH and !in sy -m on the piv«
nieu' ant! pnn -t'lro the tir.-s of bicycles.
—There is a borough ordinance
against tying horses to shade trees and
people who do so make themselves liable
to arrest and fine. Nothing is more
provoking than to have a young shade
tree gnawed or pulled over.
—While you are watching the races,
this afternoon, it may interest yon to
know that a mixture of ginger-ale and
whisky, (with a bit of lemon peel and
ice) is called a "Horse's Neck."
—The McCauley-Patton Co. is play
ing to largo audiences at the Park this
week. Their play for tonight is "The
Minister's Son." tomorrow night they
give "Mr. Hurleigh's Adventures," and
Saturday night "Just Before Dawn."
—Down at the power house the rapid
revolving of the core of the dynamo by
the engine generates electricity which
passes from the arms of the dynamo to
the large wire suspended over the street
car tracks. The trolly takes the elec
tricity from the wire to the motors un
der the cars, which are similar in con
struction to the dynamo -the axles of
the car being the cores. The electricity
enters the anns of the motors and canses
the cores (or axles) to revolve, or in oth
er words, tbe operation at the power
house is reversed.
—The boys of Butler had a great time
last Friday afternoon. Two of the cars
were unloaded and brought up town
that morning, and that afternoon the
boys were given a free ride down to the
Fair Grounds and back. At least a hun
dred piled on each car for each trip, and
the noise they made scared off all the
ghosts. The cars bear the legends,
"Duffytown." East End" and "Spring
dale." Tbe ride to the Fair Grounds
and back is smooth and comfortable.
That evening the company had the band
out and gave some adults a ride to the
grounds, aud then the kids again took
I)osession of the cars and had a great
time. Both the cars and track were se
verely tested by the crowds of humani
ty upon them. On Saturday the cars
were running,and one of the conductors
took in oyer a hundred dollars. On
Sunday as many people went to the
Fair Grounds as are usually there the
last day of the Fair: and the line is do
ing a tremendous business this wsek.
Four cars are in use this week; they
were built in Philadelphia and cost
$4,000 each. *
"A queen in form and size
Got diamonds in her eyes.'
is the latest song.
Why Zinc and Grinding?
i Zinc combined with lead and oil forms
the tonghest paint now known, but they
need to be fine to combine. Devoe lead
and zinc is ground in linseed oil.
If you purchase your Furniture from
Brown & Co. you will get not only the
FOR SALE Sixty-five hives of
Italian bees. Cheap for cash.
Address H. C. GRAHAM,
Box 14, Isle, Pa.
Get a Mattress from Brown & Co.
Fine tickings filled with liest material.
Prices start at SB.OO.
Miss Hall of Cleveland is the guest of
Miss Mary Bowser.
I C. Gibson of Weston. 0.. is visiting
his folks in Fairview.
H. C Welsh and son of Brownsdale,
were in town Tuesday.
William Ptfugh, of Allegheny, is it
visitor in town this week.
Dr Brown has returned from a six
week's visit to friends in Denver.
G. W. Manrhoff of Saxonburg has a
tine display of poultry at the Fair.
Andy Eichenlanb has purchased Sam
Fisher s barber shop in the Biekel build
Mrs. S. D. Miller and daughter have
returned home from a visit to friends in
Clara and Elizabeth Wei gaud have
been visiting friends in Pittsburg and
John N. Muntz and family have re
turned from their summer home at Con
neant Lake.
Chas. Thompson and C. P O Conner
of Washington township, drove to But
ler. Thursday.
John Kunimer has bought the Eckert
Kalb farm below the Fair ground and
moved upon it.
William C. Glenn of W. Sunbury
visited friends at Barkeyville, \ enango
County, last week.
Will Blackmore and wife have re
turned home from a visit to friends in
East Liverpool, O.
Hon. J. B. Showalter, M C. took in
the Fair yesterday and visited with his
friends in Butler.
Henry Whitmtre of Butler visited his
daughter Mrs. Andrew Thompson at
West Sunbury last week.
C. F. CardoD has sold his half-interest
in the Hotel Butler property to Messers
McCrea and Gies for SB,OOO.
James Heydrick and his cousin of
Franklin left for Denver, Col., Monday,
to look after some mining interests.
Enos McDonald and daughters of
Mt. Chestnut attended the Y. P C. I*.
Coavention at West Sunbury last week.
Miss Irene Evans, of North Main St..
who has been seriouslv ill with typhoid
fever, the past two months, is convales
Rev. Will Campbell, of the Steuben
ville, O. Presbvtery of the U. P. church,
has been spei.ding"his vacation with his
parents in W. Snnbnry.
Tom Hays purchased the old McCor
rnick lot. across the alley from the Wa
verly, last week, and intends building a
fine, brick residence upon it.
Harry Iseman of the Union Trust Co.
of Pittsburg visited his folks in Butler,
over Sunday. He intends taking a
course in mining and engineering.
Rev. Howard McMichael and wife,
nee Madge Shira, have returned to their
home in Ohio after visiting their rela
tives at Euclid and North Washington.
Attorney Robert Ivory and wife have
returned to Pittsburg after a short visit
with Mrs. Ivory's mother and brother.
Mrs. Isabel Oaibreath and J. M. Gal
Geo. Millinger has moved his billiard
and pool outfit from the Troutman
building to the Koonce building base
ment 323 S. Main street,where it is now
conducted by Millinger & Fisher.
F. E. Puff, a wellknown Jefferson
twp. school teacher, son of Wm. Pnlf.
and Miss Ella.daughter of Philip Trout
man of Penn twp. were married Wed
nesdav morning at the residence of Rev.
Eli Miller. After the ceremony and a
trip to the Fair they started on a visit
with Pittsburg friends.
D. C. Sanderson of Mt. Chestnut was
in town Saturday. He has lately been
helping Cranmer & Son to remodel their
mill there and get it ready for the fall
work. The Cranmers have a good mill
now, but intend making it l>etter by
putting in the roller process. D. C. can
do any kind of mill work.
While Esq. William S. Moore, of
Muddycreek twp.. was serving on the
Grand Jury, Monday, one of his eye 3
began to hurt him so badly that he had
to be excused. He went to Dr. G. K.
McAdoo, who after examination, re
moved a sliver of iron which had flew
from a nail which Mr. Moore was driv
ing and entered the eye last week un
known to him. The organ is now all
Dr. 11. D. Hockenberry of West Sun
bury has a large and beautiful lawn
surrounding his home and has used ;.n
idea in planting it with trees which
conld well be imitated everywhere.
Instead of nursery shade trees, he has
planted one or more of every variety of
forest tree in his neighborhood except
ing the oak and probably one or two
others. People who want to find out
how many different kinds of trees
grow in Butler connty should see the
Doctor's young grove.
Congressman John Dalzell reached
home Sunday morning after a couple
months' tour in Europe, during which
he visited the Paris exposition. He
came back on the St. Paul, which arriv
ed at New York, Fiiday evening. He
expects to remain in Pittsburg for about
10 days and will then commence cam
' paign work under the auspices of the
! National Republican committee. Mr.
Dalzell returns much improved in health
' and well rested from the arduous work
imposed by his congressional duties pri
or to his going abroad. He found
everywhere he went in Europe that
there was a higher appreciation of the
United States because of its achieve
ments in the Spanish war and the effec
tive part it bad taken in the Chinese
difficulty. Ever} - where there appeared
to be an increased cordiality towards
Americans of whom he met a great
number while abroad. The American
exhibit at Paris, he said, was large but
too much scattered. The whole exposi
tion was well worth seeing.
The coming engagement of that ster
ling actor Mr. Alden Bass, who enjoys
the distinction of being one of the ac
cepted and successful stars of the pres
ent theatrical era, together with the
production of Sol Smith Russel's far
famed American comedy, "A Poor Re
lation," will be gratifying news to our
play-loving citizens
Sol Smith Russell's retirement from
the stage last winter on account of
illness, gave Mr. Bass the coveted
opportunity to portray the famous part
of "Noah Vale,,' a character so intense
ly in touch with the manly and woman
ly sentiments of mankind "that to such a
conscientious and talented an actor as
Mr. Bass is the "golden chance" that so
seldom comes an actor's way.
Grand Opera House, I'ittslHirg.
The opening of the Grand Opera
House for the season on Monday, Sep
tember 3, was the most auspicious in
the history of the house. The attend
ance that greeted the new sto-;k com
pany at the matinee and in the even
ing was ihe largest of any opening day
since the stock company was first form
ed. Nor was attendance the only pleas
ing feature. The work of the company
was such as to call forth comment that
was almost extravagant in its laudation.
The patrons of the house were never
better pleased.
Mr. Spencer and Miss Gale also at
tracted especial notice, while the other
new members were more than satisfac
tory. In ever}' respect the company is
better than ever before.
week the Company will produce
the delightful ante-bellum comedy,
4 A Virginia Courtship," which W. H.
Crane first produced. Mr. Crane found
it one of his best plays. With him in
the initial original company was Wil
liam Ingersoll. who next week plays
Mr. Crane's role.
For the State League Republican
Clubs, to be held in Philadelphia Sep
teml>er 17 and 18, the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company will sell excursion
tickets to Philadelphia from all stations
on its line in the State of Pennsylvania
at the rate of one fare for the round
trip (minimum rate 23 cents). Tickets
to be sold and good going September 15,
10, and 17, and to return until Septem
ber 22, inclusive.
R M. Bowser vs Geo. and Jennie
Henshaw. .lefts . and Evans City Nat
Gas. Co.. J. C. Daubenspeck, and Wm.
Youngblood, garnishees. execution at
Samuel and Ellen A. Davidson v>
Jacob M. Miller, ejectment for two
tract* of 63 and 11 acres in Adam- twp.
T. G. Evans & Co. of Pittsburg vs J.
R. Grieb, appeal by deft, from judg
ment of C. E. Anderson. J. P.
Robt. R. Beers vs W. A. McCormick,
agent for Mrs. Susan McCormick. as
sumpsit for $139.01.
W. A. McCormick vs W. J. Link. M.
C. Whitehill, and Geo. Pappelton. ap
peal by defts. from judgment of It. B.
Gilgbrist, J. P.
Wm. Strutt vs W. A. Go bring, as
sumpsit. appeal.
Fred Rader vs Smith A: Offatt. as
sumpsit. appeal.
John H. Shiever vs Frank Keler and
J. C. Carner, assumpsit, :»pi»eal
A large crowd attended th<- Sheriff s
sales in the rotunda of the Court House
last Friday afternoon, and tbe bidding
on some of the properties advertised
was spirite<l. The following pieces
were sold:
All the risjht title, interest, etc . of
A. E. Barnhart to 102 acres in Fair
view twp to C. F. Wolf.ex'r of Priscilla
Barnhart for SSO.
Emil Chenot to house and lot on
Hickory St., Butler, to Victor Bayonett
for *lO.
Catharine Byers to 30 acres in Con
cord twp. to Josiah Byeis for $245.
Mary Donelly to house and lot in
Callery to Mary Kennedy for $1530.
A. D. White to 54 acres in Marion
and Venango twps. to H. .T. lift for s><>.
Nancy and Daniel McMackin to 10
acres in Clearfield twp. to A. Kranse for
$426. .
Also ol same to 81 acres in Clearfield
to A. Krause fur *6OO.
One-sixth interest of W. H. Thomp
son in 125 acres in Cherry twp. to Oil
Well Supply Co. for $385.
W. E. Brown to 18 acres and 24 acres
in Mercer twp. to C. M. Brown for SSO
Also of W. E. Brown to 3 acres in
Harrisville to W. P. Braham for SSO.
John Sachs to four acres in Saxon
burg for SISOO _ ,
The writs against James McCafferty
of Clearfield twp. were returned
The writ against G. M Hughes of
Venango twp. was returned.
Constable Atlshonse of Forward twp.
reported the Hunter bridge unsafe and
the United Pipe line uncovered and ob
structing the Brownsdale-Reibold road.
Harbison of Penn reported the Phillips
City bridge unsafe
Winter of Worth reported Book and
Piano bridges unsafe.
McCandless. 2d ward. Butler, report
ed the Kittanning bridge has an old
abutment under it: a bad board walk at
Purvis' stable and E. Diamond street in
bad condition.
Bulford of Jefferson reported guard
rails needed at several points, and Bull
creek road bad at Jane Patterson's.
Weigle of Harmony returned "Church
alley entirely blocked by P. & W. rail
Bergbigler of Summit reported bad
roads at Younkins' farm and at Jacob
Frederick's farm.
Ziegler of Jackson returned a bad
railroad crossing at Eidenean.
Petzinger of Buffalo returned bad
county bridges at Sarversville, Sarvers
Station and Monroe.
Gerner of Winfieid returned road
from Furnace past Harry Keasyin very
bad shape."
Ziegler of Zelienople reported an un
safe bridge over a run on the Main St.
A statement of citizens was also filed
suggesting the tiling and covering of the
The desertion charge against James
Beebe of Zeilenople has been amicably
The two colored boys in jail, Charles
Barnes and Ed. Rollins Saturday plead
guilty to the charges against them and
were sent to the Morganza reform
school. Barnes was charged with
larceny and Rollins with false pretense.
Timothy Colligan is charged with
f&b. a&b and rape on a simple-minded
daughter of Herman Drebert. Esq.
Keck held Colligan for trial.
.1 M. Brown of E. (juarry St. has
l.een held for court 011 charges of u:j
gravated assault and battery and surety
of the peace perferred by his wife, Belle.
liert'.ett Bowse, is held to answer a
charge damaging livery property
made against him by liveryman W. J.
D. H. Wuller, K. A. McCartney and
Dr. L. Black arc held to answer charges
of violating the liquor law.
John H. Jackson has filed his report
as auditor in the account of J. F. P. Mc-
Ginley, adm'r of Daniel Convery. The
unpreferred debts amounted to
to pay which there were $5.37 assets.
Chas McDermott has been discharged
from jail under the insolvent act.
Robert and Oliver Bowser and Cbas.
Diggs have all been held for court by
Esq. W. A. Fleming of Petrolia for
violations of the liquor law.
At Washington, Pa., Friday, Samuel
Hazlett, the aged banker, was again
convicted of embezzlement.
"Your Honor," said the lawyer, "my
client acknowledges that she struck the
book agent with a piece of gaspipe, but
she pleads that it was a case of mis
taken identity."
"How's that';" asked the Judge.
"Well, she thought it was her hus
Evidence was taken Tuesday on the
Constable of Fairview borough's return
of J. O. Wilson for obstructing Spring
St. and Angel Ave. Wilson's defence
was that these thoroughfares had never
been a part of the borough. The prose
cution held the streets were intended
as a part of the borough and had been
used for 27 years. There is yet no de
James McDonald of Harrisville, a
native of Ireland, was sworn in as a
citizen of the United States Tuesday.
Wing. A. Updegraph was granted a
divorce from his wife, Salina.
Gertrude W. Renfrew was granted a
divorce from Delorimer M. Renfrew of
Joseph Brown, of Mercer twp., was
brought to jail Saturday in a demented
condition. In jail Brown was violent
and though bound and handcuffed tore
all his clothing off. He also flooded the
jail floor by sticking his head in the
closet in his cell and turning on the
James M. Byers was appointed over
seer of j>oor for Fairview boro. vice M
S. Kay who was elected while council
A bill in iquity filed by Mary Ann
McKissick asking that the P. B. & L. E.
railroad be enjoined from entering upon
and using her land ill Clay twp. has
been withdrawn by the plaintiff.
Geo. C. Pilllow, John D. Albert, and
Win. S. Stoner was appointed viewers
on petition of Connoquenessing twp.
citizens to widen a road running from
White Oak Springs to Whitestown
where the farm lines of Lew Bloom
and John Snodgrass join.
Private sale of thu lands ot Willi;, a
and Bruce, minor sons of Jas. A. CI ..:.
dee d to their mother Francis Clark
S7OO has been confirmed, $1,500 \,
paid to the adult children.
Nine tramps who had been trespassing
on the Pittsburg & Western railroad at
Callery, were arrested on Monday by
railroad detectives and were brougu; to
jail in this place. At a hearing beiore
Justice Gilghrist they were given the
usual sentence
Voters and toxpayers of Parker town
ship residing in and about the village of
Bruin to the number of about 150 have
petitioned court to erect the town into a
borough, with all the rights and privil
eges of such a corporation. The petition
will be laid before the present grand
jury and a favorable action is expected.
Robert B. Conn has been appointed
guardiau of Gracie M. minor child of
Saruh Brown dec - of Clay twp.
' Harvev A. Bovd, John A. Cri*wcll and
William R. Thompson were appointed
viewers 011 th* petition of A<lwu twp..
citizens for a new bridge over OK 1 ikneck
creek at the lands of Samuel Park The
present structure is stated to l>e too
small and in bad repair.
William J. Burton. Anderson Ashar d
F. E. McQaistion were appointed view
ers on the petition of Clay twp citizens
! to vacate a road along the P. B. & L. E.
railroad at the lands of W. McConnel
: and Geo. Renick.
The report of the auditors of Marion
t wp. has been filed. The poor account
; amounted to $017.62, schools £>>3l 63. j
i Cash t;<_i $522. si and tli<' tax worked out
amounted to $103.57.
Louisa Ziegler, executor of Henry L>. j
, Ziegler has been given leave to sell real ,
. estate in Hartuouvand Middle Lancaster ,
to pay debts Clerk of Court Turner was
: appointed guardian ad litem of the chil
| dren.
A writ of partition has been awarded
'in the estate of Sylvausn Cooper of
J Slippery Rock twp.
Partition has been awarded of the real
1 estate. 120 acres in Center twp. of David
1 Heck dee d.
Dr. Mart. N. Grier. J. B. Mates, Es»p j
j and 11. A. Ayres were appointed a com- j
I mission on .1 1 is. It. Brown of Mercer >
! twp. and on their report hi- w is com- :
' mitted toDixmoiit
i James N. Moore was appointed audi- j
j tor in the final account of Sarah Dunn, i
! administratrix of Margaret Covert. i
i A petition signed by thirty two voters !
of Farmington, Eau Claire post office,
! was presented in conrt Tuesday morn- j
1 ing asking that the village be erected in- j
jto the borouGh of Eau Claire. A plan j
of the proposed borough was filed. It j
will have an area of 852 acres.
The Grand Jury was charged by the j
Court Monday afternoon and Samuel A. :
Leslie appointed foreman.
Mary J. Park to John A. Douthett lot j
in Mars fr>r *SOO.
Michael Sheely to Chas. A Abrams
lot in Butler for *7OO.
Julia A. Thompson to E. C Simpson
31 acres in Venango twp. for £195
C. F. Cardon to Chas. H. Gies and D.
F. McCrea, Butler House, Butler, for
North Side Cemetery A. to W. A.
Dennison lot for $202.50.
Chas. B. Bartlett to Oscar Partridge
lot in Renfrew for S3OO.
Michael Conway to Chas. H. Conway
60 acres in Oakland twp. for $1350.
Elbert M. Ellis to Jacob H. Covert
lots in Harmorny for S2OO.
Geo. C. Biehl to James M. Maxwell
lot in Butler for $682:92.
Maggie E. Barber to Trustees of Cnit
ed Brethern church lot in Washington
twp. for $25.
Clias B. Spang to Ada Armstrong lot
in Butler for SI2OO.
Mrs. Lydia Mardorf to Geo. W. Mar
dorf lot in Butler for SI2OO.
John B. Kiester to John Stewart lot
in Slipperyrock for $l5O.
Chas Fuhs toM. .T. Cummings 10 acres
in Forward for $215.
Mary K. Cnbbison to Mary A. Mc-
Donald lot in Harrisville for $175.
Chas Duffy to Margt A. Renno lot in
Butler for s*oo.
Melvin Shorts to W. J. Brown lot in
W. Sunbury for SIO4O.
Geo. H. Rowles and S. D. Forkum to
Leora Kennedy 21 acres in Worth for
Marriage Licenses.
Eli Jones « Hilliards
Agnes Smith
Celestian Krummert Allegheny Pa
Kittie Smith
F. E. Puff Jefferson twp
Ella Troutman Penn twp
Edward Burman Wilkinsburg
Ida May Ren no Butler
Charles E. Bartoe Petersville
Myrtle Martin Mars
Hiram M. Grossman. .Slipperyrock twp
Arminta McQuistion..
Samuel C. Boyer Clarion Co
Ella M. Keefer Parker
At Pittsburg, Harry E. Booth of Bald
win and Cornelia Watt of Pittsburg.
At Mercer—C. H. Wolford of Aspin
wall and Blanche Knox of Bntler Co.
<• tTultt II NOTES
Rev. Heim, who is to take charge of
the Rider, Zion and Calyery Lutheran
churches, moved last week from Ohio to
West Sunbury where he will reside.
At a special meeting of the Butler
Presbytery of the U. P. church held at
W. Sunbury jnst before the Y. P. <U.
convention last week. Rev. M. A. Eakin
was released from the Prospect and Mt.
Chestnut churches to go to Dubois Pa. .
Commissioners Thomas Jamison and Eli
Campbell of the Fairview church pre
sented the resignation of of Rev. R. B.
Shurard. He delivers his final/sermon
Sept. Kith and for the present supplies
will fill the pulpit. Rev. Diglit of the
Zelienople church is to make a report at
the regular presbytery meeting in
Rev. Eli Miller has returned, and will
conduct the usualal services in Grace
Lutheran church, next Sunday.
The Butler county ministerial asso
ciation has petitioned the Butler Pas
senger Railway company to refrain from
running their cars on the Sabbath for
the reason that it disturbs worship, de
proves employees of their day of rest and
worship and tends to encourage Sabbath
Rev. Latclmw of Clintonville is meet
ing with great success in his revival at
Carl Davis, aged -1 years, a son of D.
E. Davis of E. Fulton St., accidently
set his clothes on fire while; "aying with
matches, last Wednesday evening, and
was so severely burned that he died in
a few hours.
J R. Brown, a young man, was over
come by the heat while working in the
stone-quarry at Wick, last Thursday,
and for a time was unconscious. His
friends became frightened regarding his
condition and took him to a hospital,
Eugene Ferrero, formerly of Bntler
but who for some years has lived in
Cincinnati, was struck by a street car
last Thursday evening, and so greatly
injured that he died next morning. He
was about 70 years of age.
His wife (nee Purviance) and four
children live in Bntler and another
daughter is a nurse in a New York
John L. Young of North Oakland had
his face and hands burned by exploding
gas on the Humphrey farm, near Ren
frew, last Friday.
Elmer Royal of Kittanning committed
suicide last Wednesday by drinking
U. L. Connelly fell from a B. R. & I'.
engine at Punxs'y and hurt his back and
Tough Paint.
The toughest paint now known is De
voe lead and zinc. Zinc and grinding
make it so.
Local Hour makers are interesting
themselves in the coming convention of
Eastern millers which is to be held at
the Grand Atlantic Hotel, Atlantic City,
N. J., on September 12th, 13th and 14th.
Five hundred millers are expected to be
in attendance, to discuss matters of im
! iKirt inee to this great industry. A pro-
I '-nibncing speakers of broad rep
j ..t t-.0.i r.-sid'T, numerous holiday feat
. is arranged.
The convention is being held under
the auspices of the Pennsylvania Millers'
State Association,and is the 23rd annual
gathering of that organization. Full
information, room reservations, etc.,
can be had by addressing Secretary W.
J 11. Richardson, 227 S. 6th Street, Phila
-1 delphia, Pa.
About five o'clock Thursday afternoon
Aug. 30, on the Butler- W. Sunbury road
near W Sunbury a gold watch Finder
please leave at Citizen office.
Picture framing a specialty. Fine
line of mouldings just arrived at
New, four«»ooai house for sa vj In
auire at this Diiice
New, four«*ooai house for fla <-J In
quire at this Difice. v
The Weather is the half of it, and if
the magician, or astrologer or nec
romancer of the weather for this sec
tion of the Earth's surface had deliberate
ly set about to favor the people of Bnt
ler county, and the handsome and intel
ligent Board of Directors of the Bntler
County Agricultural Association, he i
could not have done better. We re * 'it
oncemore Hie thee to the Fair. Jump j
| on the cars and slide down for a nickel, j
The Big Fair is with us again bigger
i than ever. In no department is it in-
I ferior to former exhibitions and indica
i tioas are that before it is over everyone
i will agree in its being unusually sue- j
I ceesful and interesting.
The live stock exhibits are particular-'
ly fine. There are magnificent herds of j
Jersey. Holstein, Ayrshire. Durham. '
Hereford. Devon and Polled cattle, j
Several of the cows of the larger .breeds |
weigh 1800 pounds and more while j
there are Durham. Hereford, Poll'd and
; Holstein bulls weighing over 2300.
j There are fine herds of Jerseys from
• the J. S. Campbell's Clearview farm
| and the .T. C. Campbell farui at
i Kiester. Most of the cattle came from
! other counties.
The exhibits of sheep, hogs and
j poultry are excellent. A. Freehling &
j Son, of Carbon Black, are showing - >me
i line Cotswold sheep.
Among the horses David Hesselgesser
jof Leasnreville Wm. Hesselgessc-r of
i Worthington, W. J Bricker of Sarvers
! ville and Turner of Harlansbnrg are ex
hibiting heavy Clydesdales. I. N. Don-j
j aldson of W. Snnbnry andlfftsof Evans
' City and Wick have Percherons and
j English Clydes: W H Cypher of Sar
j versrille has a large sorrel English
' Shire horse; W. Millironof West Win
' field has some fine Percherons. while
I there are large numbers of fast, fancy
• roadsters and Standard breds entered by
Masseth. Jas. Hays Dr. Bricker. EL
Morehead. Douthett's Brownsdale stock
farm and others.
In Floral Hall the ladies' beautiful
exhibit of oil paintings, hand-painted
China, fancy needle work, quilts, etc.
are attracting considerable attention.
They are not exhibits on their steenth
show, either, but are mostly new. There
are rich displays of jellies, preserves and
bread stuffs. The Newton, Core and
Davis music houses keep music in the
air constantly.
There were no races scheduled for
Tuesday. Wednesday afterntoon there
were the 2:40 pace and 2:19 trot, the
special Butler county race and a run
ning race.
Thursday and Friday afternoons will
be alive with fast trots and paces, in
which local horses will compete. Ther*
will also be exhibitions by a troop of
trained horses and trick bicycle riders.
Friday afternoon there is to be a 200-
yard race between the Rescue and First
Ward Hose teams for a sls purse, win
ner to take all. This will make a live
lier spectacle than any horse race.
There are bnt two herds of Holstein
cattle on exhibition, and lnith are own
ed by Bntler county men. T. Walter
Bartley of Butler and J. D. Williams of
James Cochran of McCandless. Amos
Young. Miller Hutchison of W. Sun
bury and Wm. Grabe of Jefferson twp.
are showing fine herds of Durhams.
Cochran has a bnll like unto that in
Longfellow's poem: "Milk-white."
There are more sheep and fewer hogs
than e* former fairs while the poultry rs
about average.
Among the exhibitors of poultry are
Wm. Pringle and ,T. H Robb of Renfrew
W. J. Fox of Carbon Black. C. W.
Stokey ot Zeno, and G. W. Maurhoff of
Leiglmer & Martincourt are showing
everything in the line of harness, bug
gies, etc.
The displays of vegetables and fruits
are very slim.
VENANGO CO. —Jack Wick and Dick
Reynolds got a 25 bbl. well in Sandy
Creek twp. Venango Co. last week, and
expect to have another soon.
JEFFKRSON' —Phillips' well on Wilson
Graham reached the sand last Saturday
night, when the well began flowing oil
and water over the derrick. It is third
sand territory, and is considered the
best well in the neighborhood.
KAYLOK-The East Brady Oil Co's
No. 3 on the Solomon Mays farm at
Kaylor reached the oil sand on Thurs
day after tapping a heavy gas pressure,
and then started off to flow 60 barrels
for the first hour, gradually dropping
down to 10 barrels an hour Monday
when a shot was pnt in and the well lje
gau spouting oil at the rate of 100
barrels an hour. The heavy gas pres
sure and big flow rendered it impossible
to shut in the well for some little time,
; and when this was finally accomplished
the drillers, derrick and everything else
adjoining the well was covered and
saturated with oil. The oil spouted high
over the derrick and was the strongest
flowing well that has yet been brought
in by this fortunate company, as well as
the biggest producer since l>eing shot.
It is not, however, expected that this
record will be kept up long as the ter
ritory drops down in a few months to
good steady producing wells of lit to 15
barrels a day, but continues this for
years. It is a fine strike, the last lo
cation the East Brady Oil Co. have on
that lease. Adjoining them are Peters,
Pitts & Davis Bros, on the Kaylor farm,
who will start drilling this week their
No. 2. This well is only about 50 feet
from the East Brady Oil Co's No. 3.
Miller & Co. on the Miller farm will
reach the sand in tlieir No. 1 this week.
Gibson & Co. on the McGarvey farm
brought in a duster Monday—their No.
1. B. L. Barnhart is pushing the drill
downward in his No. 7 on the Joseph
Barnhart farm. —Review.
Plumbing in the Country.
Plumbing in your country homes can
be done just as well as in Butler by put
ting in a liidcr Hot Air Engine in your
cellar to pump the water into a Galvan
izee Iron Tank in the Attic. Have plenty
of hot and cold water for your bath
room, sink and lawn. Good fire protec
tion. We have put eight of these pumps
in Butler; they make no noise; use very
little gas; no wear and tear; nothing to
get out or order. Would be pleased to
show you these pumps working. Esti
' mates furnished. Come and see our
show room, finest line of plumbing goods
in the city; all connected up as you like
• to see them. Anything new we have it.
Gas stove, gas fixturs, pipes, anything
you need at
Wii!TKnir.r.\s, The Plumber.
Next to County National Bank.
Butler, Pa.
Wheat, old. wholesale price 67-70
Wheat, new, " 64-07
Rye, " 45
Oats, " 24
Corn, " 45
Hay, " 15 00
Eggs, " 12
Butter, " 18-20
. Potatoes, new " 40
Onions, per bu 60
Beets, per doz bunches 20
Apples, per bu 35
. Cabbage, per lb H
' Tomatoes, per bn 60
Egg Plants, per doz 70
Parties wishing to purchase or sell
1 oil properties, farms, city residences or
real estate of any kind, should call upon
Wm. Walker,in Ketterer's b'd'g.opposite
P, O. Butler Pa. Peoples Phone No. 174.
$3.00 a day guaranteed agents (men or
• worn 11 ) selling our high grade laundry
and toilet soaps, For exclusive territory
write Milieu Soap Co.. 612 I', Adams
street, Chicago.
Commencement and wedding pres
ents at bargain prices.
M. C. Rockenstein has removed into
Duffy Block 3 doors south of his old
stand where he can be found with a full
1 line of stoves, hardware, sewer pipe etc.
I We still do roofing, spouting and job
• biug, will bo glad to see all my old cus
to'iiers at the new stand.
Music scholars wanted at 128 West
Wayne St.
Ask your Grocer for Currie's "Milk-
Bread," made only by the Palate Ba
ery, 370 Centre Ave. Phone 269.
V. I*. C. U. Q|nvciitiou.
The people of did thru:
selv< - i road l.i-t and Thnrs
day in entertaining tli# Voting People's
Christian Union coi:«orion ami the
sixty-five delegates and ®titors can have
none but pleasant reeol'flß; >ns of their
basts H<v Umili 11*11 IT P. cbarch in
which the conventions was held was
decorated with an abundance of ferns
and flowers, when Pres. W. C. Stoops
of Mt. Chestnut called the assemblage
to ordt r Wednesdav afternoon.
The program for "that day was varied
s-> as to permit l*>th Rev. J. Knox
Montgomery and Evangelist T. C. Mc-
Kelvey, who were delayed enroute. to
speak in the evening. The evening
meeting was conducted by .Tames H.
Barr of Prospect.
Thursday morning addresses were
made by Rev. A. J. Nathan. Rev. Mont
gomery, and a "quiet hour's" worship
was in charge of Rev. McKeU ev.
Praise service Thursday 'afternoon
was conducted bv Willis Brown of
Harrisville. Rev. ,T S. McKee had
charge of the "Question Box. ' Jcunie
Graham, of West Sunbury read a paper
entitled "Oar Pledge," Myrtle Cooper a
paper. "Is our church standing bv her
distinctive principles' and Will Johnston
of Pardoe and Angie McClung of Bald
win spoke relatively to the same subject.
Rev. McKelvey conducted an hour's
Bible study.
The business session was held Thnrs?
day evening and Will Stewart of West
Snnbnry was elected President, Mrs. R.
E. English of Petrolia Recording Sec y,
and Clarence Watson of Mt. Chestnut
Treasurer. The Springfield, Pardoe,
society asked for next year's convention
and got it. The election of a national
delegate was neglected.
The singing was spirited and full of
praise and was one of the convention's
most pleasing features. Prof. Bruce
Gill led the choir and Miss Zoe
Hockenberry presided at the organ and
both merit much praise.
The enly criticism that could be made
is that the meetings were not called to
order promptly at the time scheduled.
Tlic Meeting of the Teachers
The school t acliers of Bntler county
to the number of over two hundred met
in the Court House last Thursday after
noon and were addressed by Sup't.
Fruit of Mercer county and Sup't.
Painter of Butler county. The purpose
of this meeting.as we were informed by
Sup't. Painter, was to brinir before the
teachers, and especially the younger
ones, some of the ordinary, practical.
1 yet important) school questions, which
every teacher must meet in his or her
work. He believes that much of the
work done in the regular County Insti
tute is rather beyond the average teach
er and endeavored in this meeting to
speak to the teachers on some import
ant points which the paid instructors
seldom mention.
Each of the speakers made good prac
tical addressees, and from the reports
which come to us from various teachers,
we think the meeting was a most decid
ed success.
Snp't. Painter had for each one pres
ent a school law. a copy of the State
Constitution, and some pictures.
Through the kindness of the Bntler
County National Bank each teacher also
received a copy of the Butler County
Centennial Souvenir.
This is a new feature in the school
work of Bntler county and we think
Sup't. Painter is to l>e commended up
on the untiring efforts which he is put
ting forth in behalf of our schools.
Reduced Kate.s to the Pittsburg
Industrial Exhibition via Penn-
sylvania Railroad.
On September 13. 20, and 27. and
October 4, 11, and 18. 1900. the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company will sell
excursion tickets from points on the
Pittsburg and Monongahela Divisions,
and the Indiana Branch of the Western
Pennsylvania Division to Allegheny
City, at half rates, with the price of
admission added. No ticket to be sold
for less than seventy-five cents, includ
ing admission coupon.
These tickets will be good goimc only
on regular trains leaving stations at or
before noon on day of issue, and will be
valid for return passage until the follow
ing day, inclusive.
Reduced Rates via the Pennsyl
vania Railroad.
On account of the Indiana County
Fair at Indiana, Pa . on September 11,
12, 13, and 14, 1900, the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company will sell excursion
tickets at reduced rates from all stations
011 the Western Pennsylvania Division,
to Indiana. Pa. Tickets will be sold on
September 10, 11, 12. 13. and 14, and
good to return until September 15, in
clusive. Special train, returning, will
leave Indiana at 5.15 P. M., Thursday,
September 13, and run to Blairsville
Intersection, stopping at intermediate
stations and connecting with trains on
the Main Line.
Reduced Kates via the Pennsyl
vania Raii*oa<L I
On account of the National Encamp
ment, Union Veteran Legion, at Ft.
Wayne, Ind., on September 12* the
Pennsylvania, Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets at the rate of one
fare for the round trip from all points
on its line east of Pittsburg and Erie to
Ft. Wayne. Tickets to be sold and
good going September 9, 10, and 11, re
turning, to September 18, inclusive.
The Pittsburg, Bessemer & Lake
Erie Railroad Co. has made special ar
rangements with their connecting lines
to give the employes and their friends
an opportunity to visit Niagara Falls
and Toronto at an extremely low cost.
The chances are that this rate will
never be offered to the public again.
Tickets will be good going via all rail,
and for return by all rail or on the
Palace Steamer "Pennsylvania" from
Buffalo to Erie, within the following
limits: To Niagara Falls sdays. Toron
to 7 days, and Thousand Islands 10
days, including the date of sale.
Friends of the road and others should
not miss this opportunity to visit Buffa
lo and the Falls at less than one-half of
the one way rates for the round trip.
For tbe meeting of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge. I. O. O. F., to be held at
Richmond, Va.. September 17-22, the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
sell excursion tickets to Richmond,
from all stations on its line, at the rate
of one fare for the round trip. Tickets
will be sold and good going September
14, 15, and 16, and will be good to re
turn until September 25, inclusive.
For particulars in regard to stop-off
at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wash
ington, consult nearest ticket agent.
Excursion to Allegheny.
Commencing Sunday, May (>th. the
Sunday excursion fare from Bntler to
Allegheny will be one dollar for tickets
1 good going on train leaving Butler at
H.OO a. m , City time, returning on train
leaving Allegheny at 5.30 p. m. city
Three piece Iron Beds at
BKOWN & Co's.
f \ a postal card to
I 11 1 * I I or call up No. 41
wJu of the People's
-.(rfc/tr**-******* Phone or Hell
122-3 ar, d
new wagon, ruuniiig to and from his
Steam Carpet-Cleaningi
establishment, will call atij your house
take away your dirty carpets and return
them in a day or two as clean as new.
All on a summer morning—Carpets,
rugs and curtains thoroughly cleaned on
short notice.
WANTED— Honest man or woman to trave
tor large house; salary monthly and
expenses, with Increase; position permito
i nt;lnclose self-addressed stamped envelope
MANAUEKJWO Cuxtou bldg , Chicago.
The Only Way
Of getting what you want is
to purchase from reliable
sources. You may not need
jurgoods often,but when want
ed jou want them prompt
ly arid want the best. The
sickroom is no place for ex
periments. Our prescription
department is the most im
portant one with us and we
leave nothing undone to
secure only the best. A drug
may be pure but not up to
the standard in strength.
Nothing short of the best is
thought of with us.
Our trade is large enough to
keep goods moving so that
we have no old stock. Our
methods of doing business
we thiii k will warrant you in
coming back. Every article
bearing our name is guaran
teed to be just as represented
or your money back.
C. N. Boyd.
On the Diamond.
Near the Court House.
Clerk's Notice in
In the District Court of the t'nlted States
for the Western District of Pennsylvania,
Thomas Allen of Franklin township. Hutlor
county. Pennsylvania, a tvinkmpt under the
Act of Congress of July 1 having applied
for a full discharge from all debts provable
against his estate under said Act. notice i*
hereby given to all known creditors and
other pc rsons in interest, to appear before
the saiil Court at Pitt>burg. in said District,
on the Ist day of October. ISO©, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause. If any they
have, why the prayer of the said petitioner
should not lie granted.
Clerk's Notice in
In the District Court of the TTnlted States
for'the Western District of Pennsyi vania,
Frederick M. Ren no, of Butler, of Butler Co.
Pennsylvania, a bankrupt under the Act. of
Congress of July 1, 181 W. having applied for a
full discharge from all debts provable against
his estate under said Act, notice is hereby
gived to all known creditors and other
persons in interest, to appear before the
said Court at Pittsburg, in said District, on
the 2frth day of Sept..at 10 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if anv they have, why
the prayer of the said petitioner should not
be granted.
Estate of Perry J, Brown, late cf Sum
mit township, Butler county, Pa., dee'd.
fetters of administration having been
granted to the undersigned on the above,
mentioned estate, notice is hereby given
'.o all persons knowing themaelves in
debted to said estate to make immediate
payment and those having claims against
the same to present them duly authen
ticated for settlement to
FRANK 11. MURPHY, Butler, Pa.
Whereas letters of adminstration have
this day been duly granted by the Regis
ter of Butler Co., I'a., to Oscar Keisier
on the estate of Paul Keister, late of
Slipperyroek township, said county and
State, notice is hereby given to all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate to make speedy payment, and
those having claims against said estate
will please present them properly authen
ticated for settlement to
Aug. 3, 1900. Administrator,
Keister P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Att'y for Adin 'r and estate.
Letters of administration on the estate
of Simon Barickman, decM., late of But
ler township, Butler county. Pa., having
been granted to the undersigned, all
persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
payment, and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly au
thenticated for settlement to
Butler, Pa.
MATES 6C YOUNG, Attorneys.
Letters of administration on the estate
of William J. Cleland, dee'd., late of
Muddycreek township, Butler county,
Pa., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves
indebted to said testate will please make
immediate payment, and any having
claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement to
IRA L. CLELAND, Adrn'r.,
Wimerton, Pa.
Notice is hereby given that the part
nership heretofore subsisting between
Alvy Turner, C. E. Turner and Charles
A. Clark,under the lirui name of Turner
& Clark, has been dissolved by mutual
All debts owing to said partnership
are receivable by the said Alvy Turner,
to whom also all claims and demands
agaiust the same are to be presented for
payment, the said Alvy Turner hereby
agreeing and does hereby agree to and
does assume all outstanding indebted
ness against said partnership as hereto
fore knowto.
June 12, 1900.
1 -5 if
A Valuable Asset.
Men of ability and charac
ter show their individuality
in their clothes.
Our suits give them that
fashionable and substantial
quality so much desired.
Your order left with us in
sures you a made-right suit
New Fall Goods now in.
Suits from $30.00 up.
Wedding Suits a Speciality.
(ooper Sr (0.,
Leading Practical Tailors.,
'* * %
Will Do It!
Can I spend $lO and yet get .i satisfactory suit?
More than once recently we have been asked that questijn. -J
We saj YES with large emphasis. I
$lO will buy a Black Clay, weave diagonal suit—will buy a tpl
Black or Blue Serge Suit—a fancy striped Worsted Suit—a splendid ]
Cheviot Suit o. Cassimere Suit.
There is no room for fault about the style, the fabric, the s.ving.
The suit is tailored as it should be which means thorough workman
ship. Every button, every stay, every seam is right. Pay 3m m if
\ou like in any store and you will get no better suit. ,
ourLineof{)|()[Jl]j[§iSsffalM£ *1
Schaul & Nast, j
137 South Mam St., Butler.
|The Surprise Store s ]
j 108 South Main street, Butler, Pa. 1
1 <
Lj Overalls, Jackets and Pints |
M Are the best that human hands can make. If ►
► they rip bring them back and get a new pair. '
The Keystone Corduroy Pants are made from
the best corduroy. A new pair or money back *
to every dissatisfied customer.
► <
Douthett & Graham, > |
The leading clothiers, have two large stores.
They buy direct from the factory for both
k] stores at the same time. They buy good -
goods cheap; they sell them cheap. Think -» m
kl of this. If you have not been a customer 4
fj of ours, it may do you som£ good. •
i IS |
• Douthett & Graham. 2 f
< SUTI9ER, PA. 1
R. M. LOGAN, Ph. G., Manager.
Talkiug Machines arc tlie most won
derful invention of the present age. We
are the authorized agents for both the
Edison and Columbia and carry a com
plete line from $5-oo up. A new supply
of Records just received. We also sell
Cameras, Photo Supplies, Bicycles and
Supplies. Good second-hand Wheels
very cheap.
Jeweler and Graduate Optician'
Next to Court House.
Butler Savings Bank
Butler, Pa.
Capital - $60,000.0 cv
Surplus and Profits - - $200,000.00*
' JOS. L PURVIS President
J. HENRY TROI'TMAN Vice-President
WM. CAMPBELL, Jr Caikier
I) IK E( T< >lt.S—Jose p b L. Purvis. J. Henry
Tro>:traan, W. D. Brandon, W. A. Stein. J. o.
The Butler Savings Bank Is the Oldest
Ranking Institution! 11 Butler County.
General hanking business transacted.
We solicit accounts of oil producers, mer
chants, farmers and others.
All business entrusted to us will receive
prompt attention. -J
Interest, paid on time deposits.
Butler County National Bank,
Butler Penn,
Capital paid in - - $200,000.00
Surplus and Profits - $60,000.00
Jos. Hartmau, President; J. V. Ritts,
Vice President; John G. McMarlin,
Cashier, A. G. Krug, Ass't Cashier.
A general banking business transacted.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Money loaned on approved security.
We Invite you to open an account with this
Hon. Joseph Hart man, Hon.
W. 8. Waldron. I>r. N. M. Hoover. If. Mo-
Sweeney, C. J'. Collins I. U. Smith, Leslie P.
llazlott, Si. Flneg in, W. U.Larkjn, Harry
Heasley, Dr. W. C. MeOandless. Hen Alas
seth. W.J. Marks, J. V. Rltts, A. L. ltclbor
Farmers' National Bank,
CAPITAL PAID IN, $100,000.00.
Foreign exchange lxmght and sold.
Special attention given to collections.
JOHN HUMI'IIItEV Vice l'HSsldcut
C. A. DAI LEV Cusliler
E. W. BINGHAM Assistant ( asbfer
J. F. UL'T/.LEK Teller
John Yolinklns. I>. L. Cleclaud. E. E.
Alirams, C. N. Boyd. W. 1". Met/.gcr. Henry
Miller, John Humphrey. "I hos. Hays, Levi
\l. Wise and Francis Murphy.
Interest paid on time deposits.
We respectfully solicit your business.
No matter what you want if
it's made and sold any where —we
have it and sell it :it the lowest
Write us about it.