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WMESSRS. J. WEAVER A CO., No. 116
Smithfield street, Pittsburgh, are our agents in the two cities for the soliciting of advertise ments for this paper. Less tlian City Prices. At 15c., best Hemp Carpet; At 25c., best Cottage Carpet; At 25c., good Ingrain Carpet; At 25c., yard-wide Oil Cloth ; New Brussels, new Three Plys; Everything new in Carpets, Oil Cloth, Mattings, Rugs, &c., at RITTER & RALSTON'S. New Advertisements To-Day. Strav Cow. Duff's College. . Administrator's Notice.^ Oysters— Rcineman 4 Son. Flouring Mill- -Jacob Boos. General Election Proclamation. Clothing—Kaufmann, Pittsburgh. Local and General. CHEW Sweet Navy Tobacco. Now is vour time to put up your stove and get your fall soot. MR. JOSEPH GRAHAM has been ap pointed Postmaster at Whitestown. . DRIED kangaroo tonguos is the latest delicacy introduced into the city markets. A GROUNDHOG weighing fourteen pounds was shot in Berks county recently. EASTERN farmers say that the fly has already attacked the newly sown wheat. THE Renno Bros, have some hand some monuments in stock at their work shop. KNIT Cloaks and Shawls, at RITTEB & RALSTON'S. SOME of the farmers are reveling in fresh pork and buckwheat cakes; yum! yum! y-u-m-m ! IT is estimated thatsloo,ooo changed hands in Pennsylvania in bets on the late walking match. Puck avers that a man who finds a pocket book with cash in it doesn't look in a paper for three weeks. THE season for making sauerkraut draws nigh, and those who have a taste for deeaved cabbage are happy. Now is a good time to buy moss for Christmas. It is cheap and plenty, and will keep in good condition until used. THE boy with the gold watch wants to know what time it is twice as often as does the boy with a silver chronometer. AN exchange says, "a newspaper editor that people don't talk about and some times abuse is rather a poor concern." ON Monday last, 6th inst., the weather was as warm here as in July. The thermometer reached 90° in the shade. GUM camphor dissolved in petro leum is now used as a remedy for diphtheria, being applied as a gargle or with a swab. THOMAS MARTIN, of this place, is making quite an improvement on his property by making the run go straight through his meadow. • OUR State Supreme Court holds Allegheny county responsible for the value of property destroyed by the mob in Pittsburgh uuring the riot of 1877. THE quickest way to expel foul air from a well is to heat a bar of iron red hot, and lower it down into the water; the sudden for mation of steam is effectual. AN exchange suggests that if Gen. Grant really wants to know what fame is he must enter the next international walking match and carry off the belt. Gus FALLER has been displaying some good taste lately in the arrangement of fine goods in Schneideman's clothing store windows. Gus is a good clerk. AT the Post Office is a card giving the distance from the State Normal School Edinboro. There should be one giving the distance from a good education. THE best reform in domestic life is without doubt the introduction of Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup. Where it is known no more laudanum is given to the Babies. AN Irish newspaper says: "In the absence of both editors, the publishers have succeeded in securing the services of a gentle man to edit the paper this week." A CARD sharper in the wake of a cireus, swindled Mr. Baylis out of $lO, at Plain City, Ohio. Mr. Bavlis drew a corn knife from uucier his blouse and instantly killed the gam bler. THERE were dumped upon our shores last Thursday the snug little sum of $3,- 290,200, all in shining ijold twenty-franc pieces. The steamer Amerique brought them from Havre. MR. JACOB Boos has rented the Walter & Boos flour mill, and is now running it himself. He is making fine flour and is doing a cash business. See his advertisement in another place. ANOTHER six days walking contest, this time for the O'Leary belt, was commenced in New York last Monday morning. There were thirty-five starters, among them T. Spel lacy, of Petrolia. FUNCTIONAL disorganization of the Liver is a most powerful and common cause of melancholy. Dr. Bull's Baltimore Pills Invariably give tone to the Liver and promote its healthful action. UP TO yesterday, no further authen tic news had come from the Ute reservation, which composes the greater part of Colorado west of the mountains, but it is beiieved that there has been another massacre. DIVINE service will be held, and a sermon preached by Rev. I). I. Edwards, with the administration of the Holy Communion at the Disciples' Church, Petrolia, on Sunday evening next, 12th inst., at 71 o'clock. Seats free. A YOUNG lady at a certain place in Wayne county asked the prayers of the congre gation, because she could not set her eyes upon a certain young man in her neighborhood without feeling as though she must hug him to death. THE increase in net earnings of all lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company east of Pittsburgh, were 4>2lß,<jst> more for eight months in 1879. than for the same period of 1878. This will be good news to the stock holders. YOUNG man,- in picking out a girl with whom to pass the coining winterevenings, pick out one whose father has a stove in the parlor and a barrel of apples in the cellar. This makes things comfortable all around, we have heard. THE peace offering sent by King Cetywavo to Lord Chelmsford consisted of an elephant's tusk seven feet long and about eigh teen inches in circumference. The elephant that sported that little ornament must have been a whopper. THE petunia plant is said to be a preventive of potato bugs. Iu vicinities where the wild petunia grows the potato plants are said to be free from the dreaded pestilence. It does not at present appear in what way the bugs are affected. A FARMER attempted to cut into a premium pumpkin at a fair at Council Grove, Kansas, to get a few of the seeds, but found it made of wood. It had takeu many prizes at fairs for it* weight, 230 pounds, and its cir cumference, 7 feet. SNAKES are said to be more veno mous now than at any other portion of the year. This assertion may account for the fact that nearly all parties who now go gunning carry a flank of whisky along, in order to be . ready for an emergency. THE census enumerators next year are to do their work in June, and the pay is not to exceed -iilOO per month, or $4 per tfay. Applicant* for the position of enumerator will observe that they cannot afford to pay a very high price for the position. TERRONT, the champion bicycle rider of France, covered the amazing distance of 1,390 miles in a six days' race of eighteen hours' running time each day, a total of 101 hours; which is at the rate of about thirteen and one-third miles per hour. GEORGE KRUG drove another herd of fine steers into town last Saturday evening. They had been fattening at the Byerly and Barr farms in the southern part of the conntv, and are in the best condition possible. With such enterprising butchers as the Messrs. Krug in town, we are always Hure of having good meats. > IN a northern township, a chimney 1 snake fell into a kettle of apple butter and was not discovered until the last ladie full was taken out. Of course, the butter was lost ex cept what had been eaten for supper. JAS. DEER and David Critchlow, of Penn township, took from the wagon, threshed with flails and cleaned up entire, in one day last week, 73V bushels of buckwheat. If there are any other two men in the county who can beat this, we want to hear from them. THE New York city dog pound was closed latclv, the l«v«t installment of doomed dogs, 200 in number, being drowned. The whole number killed during the season was 5,400. The contractor is said to have realized a tine profit 011 the dog skins which he sold to glove makers. IT costs about a hundred dollars to go to the Mountains or to the Seashore, but if you want to tone up the whole system, you can do it just as surely by taking one or two pack ages of Kidney-Wort, and so save your money. It is a sure cure for Kidney complaints, Piles, Constipation and all billions diseases. PERSONS who voted last fall on age cannot vote at the election in November next unless they paid a State or county tax on or before Saturday, October 4th. Those who voted at the Spring election and will not have reached the age of twenty-two before the 4th of November can vote this year without paying any tax. HATS, Caps and Gents' Furnishing Goods, at Charles R. Grieb's. LET the next spelling reform con vention be held in Maine, and adopt measures to reform the spelling of the lakes ot that State. Some of the lakes there only a quarter of a mile in length have names half a mile long. The reformers might wrestle with lake Mag oguehunkittchogueinusquiiamackinogue to be gin with. Gov. IIOYT, of this State, and Gov. Holliday, of Virginia, have agreed to invite the Governors of the other original States to a meeting at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, on Saturday the 18th, to make arrangements for the celebration of the centenary of the sur render of Cornwallis at Yorktown, on the 19th day of October, 1781. "WHAT brought Grant home?" mysteriouslv demsinds a Missouri contempo rary. We didn't follow the game close, but he might have got in on a hard hit to center field, or a hot liner to third, badly muffed, or a daisy cutter out to left field ; it's easy enough to get home when you are on third and have a lively hitter at the*bat.— Hau-keye. IF you wish a good education attend the State Normal School, Edinboro. ACCORDING to Mr. Cyrus W. Field, Tilden once, when in England, employed a genealogy hunter to seek out his ancestry and make a genealogical tree of the Tilden family from its origin down to himself. The work, when completed, greatly pleased him, but when pay was demanded he demurred, and paid only after a lawsuit and exposure were threatened. SOME natural curiosities can be seen in the offices of Wm. S. Boyd and Geo. \\ . Shaffer, in the Vogeley House building. Geo. S. has a piece of a petrified root about six inches long and eight to ten in circumference, which was found imbedded in a large rock lately quarried on the farm of George Schaffner. Mr. B. has a piece of an apple tree branch about a foot long upon which are clustered twelve apples. You can buy a fine white shirt for sixty-five cents, at Charles R. Grieb's. BEFORE the officiating minister had been out of the Feigel house five minutes last Tuesday evening a iarge crowd of boys started up a serenade and kept it up till midnight; the next night the female friends of the bride came with sleigh bells and tin horns, and the next night some more small boys and the band. George and his bride were well serenaded, and it cost him several kegs of beer and several bottles of wine. COL. DICK, our Congressman, says that while he and his party of four were trav eling through Great Britain this summer, they were asked questions concerning the producing and manufacturing interests of this country that indicated a degree of interest there which has not heretofore existed. English gentlemen would make a point of getting into the same car compartment with them in order to liaye a conversation with them. SPECIALTIES in woolens at William Aland's Merchant Tailoring establishment not to be had elsewhere in the county. CONSTABLE KENNEDY, of Butler, drove to town yesterday with a young bear chained to his buckboaru. He had purchased the bear from a party in Fairview, and was on his way to Butler with it when his horse, through fear of the animal, became unmanage able and undertook to run away while going through town. Bruin was left in the care of Lavison, the clothes cleaner, 011 Jamison street. Petrolia Record, October 4. A JURY of Inquiry, for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of damages in case of John W. Storv vs. John Williams, Thomas Williams and John Fitzpatrick, was held last Saturday before Sheriff Hoffman. The action was a capias in trespass brought against defend ants for miuing coal 011 land of plaintiff with out right from him. The jury awarded plain tiff the sum of $117.50 damage. Sheriff Hoff man presided with dignity 011 the occasion. BEFORE ordering your winter cloth ing call at J. & G. F. Keck's Merchant Tailor ing establishment. UNTIL quite recently a complainant who had been refused an injunction by a judge of any Court of Common Pleas in this State was, "under the then existing state of things, prevented from carrying the case further. On the 12th of June last, however, the Legislature passed an act authorizing apj>eals to be taken to the Supreme Court in equity cases where special or preliminary injunctions have been refused by Judges of Courts of Common Pleas. THE finest line of hosiery, at lowest prices, can be seen at Charles Grieb's, Butler. A GENTLEMAN took breakfast at a hotel in Middletown, N. Y., the other day, and when he broke open a roll, a handsome gold ring rolled out. For an instant he thought he was at a church fair, but it was not long before the cook, who was in great trouble over her loss, claimed the ring. And he was lucau enough to observe that if he had broken open a roll and found a sixteen-dollar "switch" in it, not a woman ia the house would have claimed it. THERE are wars, and rumors of more. There's the Afghan war, and the South American war, and the Russian expedition into Central Asia. Then there's the difficulty between Greece and Turkey, which will pro bably be ended only in blood; China and Japan are preparing to settle by the arbitra ment of war the question of ownership of the Loochoo Islands ; aud last, though not least, at present, is the almost inevitable conflict be tween Egypt and Abyssinia. Of a truth, the war dogs ought to have a surfeit of bloodshed just now. IF you wish a good education attend the State Normal School, Edinboro. "DIDST ever feel, my love," said he— The twain 'neath starbeams strolling— "A thrill no tongue can e'er express, And yet 'tis vain controlling, A something that o'erwhelms the soul Ami quite o'eroomes the senses, A ceaseless throb that through each vein Its influences dispenses? Can'st tell what it is, my own ?" Then fondly looked he at her ; "In course you goose," she tartly said, "It's corns, that's what's the matter." Yonkers Gazelte. THE Cleveland Herald stated that there are only twenty-nine United States sol diers in Georgia. Whereupon the Atlanta Constitution in a retort courteous, iuforms it that there are nearly that number in one regi mental brass band alone which is now in op ration iu that State. But what have brass bands to do with it? It is not a question of brass bands at the polls, is it ? We thought it was bayonets. If you will clearly convince us that it is a part of the Radical plot to intimi date lawful voters by stationing brass bands at the polls we will take back every word we have said and join the Confederacy. WHEN out buying Gents' Furnishing Goods drop in at Cnarlos It. lirieb's. THE Allegheny township Presby terian Sunday School held their semi-annual election of officers 011 Sunday, September 28th, 1870, aud elected the following for the coining term: Superintendent, William T. Beebe; Assistant Superintundm'tj Aranthus R. Carna han ; Secretary, Treasurer and Librarian, R. P. Black, the latter being re-elected and now serving the fourth term in succession, one, at least, ahead of Gen. Grant. The school tenters 011 the present term out of debt (J. I*. Milford, having generously oancell<.-d that obligation), and with a small balance in thu treasury. The attendance also is good. They have a good Circulating library, an excellent corps of teach ers, belong to the Butler County Sunday School Association, and keeps up with the times. They use the International Lesson Holps.— Purker Weekly. f£tp* Puttie* Cilia»«: P**» #jctete«K S, tBTO. ALL the Soldiers' Orphans' schools ! of the State are now in full operation, the I winter terms having commenced on the Ist of ' September, during which month much reorgan | ization, consolidation and other detail work ,' was done under the immediate direction of the ' Superintendent, so that the schools are now in j as successful progress as they have ever been ! since there organization. Under the reduced appropriation of the last Legislature, the Su perintendent now is compelled to rut off all applications for entries to these schools, the estimates for this and the next years requiring all the money for the pupils now on the rolls of the schools. J. & G. F. KECK'S stock of fine woolen eloths cannot be beaten in Butler. Call and see for yourself. THE Co-operative Foundry, at Bea ver Falls, is still very busy. During the last few days tests have been made with the Sher man process, by direction of the agent, Mr. D. Larued, under the superintendence of Mr. L. M. Armor, General Superintendent of the works. The process was subjected to the most severe tests that could be given it in the way of running very thin plate with metal at the last of the heat, when it had become slug gish. One test was the running of the metal from the cupola into a larce ladle, then incor porating the process in this ladle and, after holding it some time in check, pouring it into smaller ladles that had not been heated and finally, (after another holding in check,) pour ing it into the mould, which contained a very thin plate. Here is where the process showed its great advantage, in holding the metal so long in fluid state. So satisfactory was the result of this test that the workmen agreed that without the Sherman process, or its equiv alent, no such castings could have been ob tained. These castings when taken out of the sand showed a much cleaner surface than any made by the ordinary methods. Though not knowing the composition of the materials which the Sherman process incorporates with the metal, the Superintendent is highly pleased with tiic results obtained and pronounced the tests satisfactory.— Courier. MESSRS J. & G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailors, have secured the services of one of the best cutters in the country. C. T. Bed and If. Pillow Ticking ; also Blankets, Quilts, Haps, Sheetings and Pillow Casings, in all qualities and prices, at RITTEB & RALSTON'S. A Card. To the Building Public: The Building Committee of St. Mark's Evan gelical Lutheran congregation of Butler, Pa., after inspection of the new church structure, corner of Washington and Jefferson streets, and a very agreeable settlement with Messrs. Bauer & Bro., contractors and builders, with hearty unanimity passed the following : Resolved, That while we congratulate our selves in having secured the services of Messrs. Henry Bauer <fc Bro., of this place, in the building of our Church, we deem it justly due to the contractors to make public our satisfac tion with them and their work ably and faith fully done according to contract, and we, there fore, herewith unhesitatingly and cordially recommend the firm for fidelity to agreement, competency of workmanship, honesty and dis patch of execution, and gentlemanly business courtesv in dealing and intercourse, JOHN C. GROMAN, Pres't. JACOB KKCK, Secretary. 11. J. KUNGLF.R, FKED'K IIEXNINGEE, A. SCHEXCK, SK, WM. SIEBEKT, JOIIX G. BIPPUS, MATTHIAS KECK. Butler, Pa., Sept. 22, 1879. Ladies', Misses', Children's and Infants' fine Seamless Hose, at HITTER & RALSTON'S. WILLIAM ALAND, Merchant Tailor, has just opened the largest line of wooleus for men and boys wear ever offered in Butler. Presbytery. The Presbytery of Butler met in Ilarrisville, September 30, and adjourned to meet at noon next day. , A sermon was preaelied by Rev. 1 D. Decker, Moderator. A committee was appointed to organize a church at New Hope, if the way be clear. Rev. James T. Patterson was released from the pastoral charge of Buffalo church, at his own request and with the cJbnsent of the con gregation. Arrangements have been made to have the books of the Board of Publication sold through out the bounds of the Presbytery. The work is to be done by Mr. J. W. Henderson, of Pine Grove, and Mr. R. G. Porter, of Sunbtiry. The latter will also introduce as far as possible our denominational papers into families where they are not already taken. The spring meeting of Presbytery was ap pointed at Butler. J. R. COI'I.TER, Stated Clerk. The SiiiHinesN Room Continues at Ilitter & llalston's. Call and secure bargains. Wanted ! 10,000 bushels of Oats. M. REIBER, SR. Immense Stock Of Black and Colored Silks, Satins, Velvets, Brocades, &c., at BITTER & RALSTON'S. For Sale. The following farms and pieces of property in this county are still offered by the owners at the below prices: 100 acres in Middlesex township, well im proved and good buildings, and possession given immediately, for SS,OU<). 200 acres in Penn township, about 75 im proved, for $4,000, or less if all paid in hand. 30 acres, part cleared, in Butler township, for ss< x i. CO acres in Conuoquenessing township, good buildings, mostly improved and balance very good timber, for $2,400. 85 acres, one of the best located and most desirable farms in Clinton township and very well improved, for $4,200. t!(J acres in Adams and Cranberry townships, nearly all improved, with buildings, etc., at a low price. (10 acres in Forward township, well improved farm, at low price. 70 acres in Venango township, good new buildings, good water, orchards, etc., $2,800. 17 acres within the limits of Butler borough, for $2,040. 3 lots in Springdale, Butler borough, 125 feet front on .;treet, for $175. Further information as to any of the above can be had on enquiry at the CITIZEN office, Butler. li You U'ant to See The very latest styles in Millinery call at Ritter & Ralston's. llats and Bonnets made to order on short notice. Drunken Stuff. How many children and women are slowly and surely dying, or rather being killed, by excessive doctoring, or the daily use of some drug or drunken stuff called medicine, that no one knows what it is made of, who can easily be cured and saved by Hop Hitters, made of Hops, Buehu, Mandrake, Dandelion, <tc., which is so pure, simple anil harmless that the most frail woman, weekest invalid or smallest child can trust in them. Will you be saved by them? See other column. Jamestown Alpacas, All prices, at HITTER & RALSTON'S. "WORTH their weight in gold" is what "Sellers' Liver Pills" are suid to lie. If you don't believe it, try them. At :tO Cents, All-wool Country Flannel, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. A Valuable Book, Entitled "Plain Home Talk and Medical Com mon Sense," by 10. B. FOOTE, M. D., can be had at Heineman's, Butler, Pa. It treats of the cause and prevention of all kinds of dis ease, our social relations, etc. At 43 1-2 Cents, All the new shades in heavy Dress Goods, at RITTER <FC RALSTON'S. "DR. LINDSEY'S Blood Searcher' cured my son of erysipelas," Mrs. E. Smeltzer, Larimer, P4. All the Sew Slylcn In Dress Goods, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. At* 33 Cents, Black and colored Cashmeres, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. (■rain Wauled ! The following prices will l»o paid for grain at Klingler's Mill, Mifflin street, j | subject to market changes : i Xo. 1 Wheat, per bush., $1.15 " Buckwheat, " f>o " Rye, " 55 " Corn, " 50 " Oats, " 27 , Kurgisiiis! Wc are now offering bargains in everything in Dry Goods, Carpets, J Millinery, <fce. Wc carry much the largest stock, and buying from first hands we are enabled to offer all classes of goods at less than city prices. Call and be convinced, at HITTER «FC RAUSTON'SS. [Communicated.] Notica Is hereby given to the citizens of But ler county that having purchased of Mr. T. B. all his right, title, interest and claim to make, use and vend to others the exclusive right to use the slip (jap in the common rail fence, all persons infringing on said patent will soon be called upon by the collector, accompanied by an attorney, for the purpose of collecting all moneys due for infringement on said patent. Every person using said patent will be ex pected to pay at the rate of live dollars for every one hundred acres. Please have the money ready when we call, as we wish to "strike while the iron is hot." We positively refuse to take silver in sums over one dollar, as we expect to collect quite a sum of money and the weight would be bur densome to our "old gray," whose bet ter days are o'er, having passed her one score years and ten. Now don't get fussy and scold, and raise an ex citement and refuse to pay, for we will threaten you with the United States Court. With those who will not scare wc will compromise, provided they do not call us hard names nor charge us big board bills. Now don't try to avoid paying by saying it is a swindle. Is not this a free country ? Have I not as good a right to swindle the people of Butler county as any other person ? I'm inclined to think that a gap in a rail fence is often of more benefit to the farmer than a slide gate. P. S.—Having obtained letters pat ent for a round hole drilled in the ground, and as there are many of these in the oil regions there is money in it. Township and county rights for sale. None need apply except persons of good moral character. Yours truly, IIAR(D)T SIDER. At SO CcnlN, Good heavy Barred Flannels, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. mt ■*» —«*- Resolutions of Respect Passed on the death of John W. Mar tin, by Saxonia Lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 496. WHEREAS, An all-wise, but inscru table Providence, has seen fit to re move our beloved brother, John W. Martin, from the Lodge below to the Grand Lodge above ; therefore Resolved, That we, the members of Saxonia Lodge, bear uuitcd testimony to the unimpeachable character and high moral standing of our departed brother. Resolved, That recognizing as we did in Brother Martin a young man of more than ordinary talents and attain ments, we cannot but deplore the loss which we, as a Lodge, and as fellow citizens, have sustained in his early demise. Resolved, That in the sudden and unexpected death of one so young, "in the flower of 3'outh and strength," we have still another admonition that we be also ready. Resolved, That to his mourning friends, but especially to his stricken father and mother, do we tender our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies in this their great affliction. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Lodge, that a copy be sent to the parents of the deceased, and that they be pub lished in our county papers. E. STEUBGEN, IT. LENSNER, M. N. GREER, Committee. Ladies' Cloaks, From §2.50 up, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. County Institute. The following questions will be pre sented for discussion at the coming County Institute, as occasion may offer. The persons whose names are appended to the questions respectively, will be expected to open the discus sion: 1. Are public or private schools to be preferred ? J. B. Meehling. 2. Should not the study of History be more encouraged than it is ? J. H. Critchlow. 3. Should not all punishment be re formatory ? G. K. Ralph. 4. Is the cheap literature of the age, on the whole, beneficial to general morality? J. 11. Murtland. 5. Should talking between pupils in school be prohibited ? .Mrs. Louisa McLure. 6. Are prizes to be approved as in centives to stud}' ? J. C. Tinstman. 7. Should Algebra and Geometry be taught in the common schools? J. Q. A. Irvin. 8. Are young children kept in school i too many hours? Ella M. Kurtz. 9. Should county school grounds be fenced and ornamented ? Sadie L. Cochran. 10. Educational attainments being equal, should male or female teachers be preferred? J. B. Matthews. The following persons, in the order named, are requested to second the discussions, or to open them in case of the absence of the principals: J. 1). i Harbison, Annie M. Hazlett, J. 11. Berger, M. L. Campbell, McCrea Love, Enos McDonald, M. X. Crowe, Wm. Kinser, W. W. Meehling, Kate Jami- 1 son. Prof. E. Angell, late Principal of Shippensburg State Normal School, and Prof. J. 11. Young, of Indiana State Normal School, will be present i as Instructors. Col. A. Frank Seltzer, ! of Lebanon, Pa., and Dr. Wickers ham, Superintendent of Public Instruction, will lecture for the benefit of those at tending. | There will be a spelling contest, with < a prize of Webster's Dictionary to best - speller, and a year's subscription to an 1 educational Journal to each of the next 1 live on the list. I). F. MCKKK, Co. Sup't, : ItuUorick'M K'atleriis, at RITTER & RALSTON'S. , General Election Proclamation. j WHEREAS, In ami lv an Act rf tlie Gnneral As-: •inl»lv of the Orm'.icuwtHth of Pennsylva nia entitle:! "An act relating to the elections of the Commonwealth." passed the iind (lay of July. A. 1). IS'"9, :t is made the dr.! v of the ; Sheriff of every county within tl.is Common wealth to gi vo pnblio notie? if tiie Genera! Elec tion ami in I'ch notice to enumerate : 1. The officers to bo elected. 2. D;r: innate the places where tho election is to bo he'd. I. WM. H. HOFFMAN. High Sheriff of the j county of Untlcr, ilo hereby make known and | five this tublic notico to flie electors of the county of J}:it Icr. that on Tuesday next follow ing the iirst Monday of November, being The 4th day of November, 1879, a General Election will be held at the several election districts established by law in said county, at which time they will vote by ballot for t'ie several office-I hereinafter named, viz : Oue person for the office of Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Peunsyleania. Two persons for the o Slice of Jury Commis sioner of tho county of Ritler. [No person can voto for more than one.] The said elections will be held throughout the county as follows: Tho electors of Adisms township at tho house of .1. S. Doutlicit. The electors of Allegheny township at tho house of .Tohn P. Crawford. Six Pointa. Tho electors of Buffalo township ut tho house of iiobert Gregg, now Georcjo Truby, now Rob ert iiartly. The electors of Butler township at the Court house iu IJnt'er. 'the e!ec'ors of Brady township at tho School bouse at West Liberty. The electors of CJearliold townalup at tho bouse of John Green. The electors of Clinton township at tho house of John C. Kiddle, now John Anderson. Tiio electors of Concord township at the School house No. 4, iu Jtiddletown. The electors of Clay township at Centre School honsc in said township. Tho electors of Centre township at tho house of W. D. McGandless, occupied by Jesse Har vey. The electors of Cherry township at tho house of William Lindsey. The electors of Connoquenessing township, Northern precinct, at School huiise No 7, in Whiiestowu ; Southern precinct at tho house of Peter Staff, iu Potersvilie. Tho electors of Cranborry township at tho house of Frecderick Hee ler. Tho electors of Donegal township at tho house of Adam Schreibor. in Millerstown. The electors of Fairview township at the house of J. Dickey in Fairvi3w borough. Tho electors of Forward township at the bouse of Robert 11. Brown. The electors cf Franklin township at the School house iu the borough of Prospect. The electors of Jacl.son township, Western precinct, at the houno of Jacob Ueil iu Har mony : Eastern precinct at the house of John P. Miller in Evacsbnrg. Tho electors of Jefferson township at the house of Morris Heighten The electors of Lancaster township at the Public School house No. 5. The electors of Middlesex township at the house of George Cooper. The electors ot Marion township at James Bailoy's. Tho electors of Muddycreek township at tho Town Hall in Portersviile. The electors of Mercer township at the Town Hall in Harrisville. The electors of Oakland township at tho house of William McClung. Tho electors of Parker township at the house of John Kelly in Martinsburg. Tho electors of Penn township at tho house of Richard Fisher. The electors of Summit township at tho house of Adam Frederick. The electors of Slippervrock township at tho School house, at the North end of the borough of Centre viile. Tho electors of Venango township at the house of James Murrin. The electors of Winfield township at School house No. 5. hi eaid township. Tho electors of Washington township at tho Town Hall in North Washington. Tho electors of Worth township at the house of W. Humphreys. The electors of the borough of Butler at tho Court House in said borough. The electors of the borough of Centreville at tho School house in said borough. The electors of the borough of Zclienoplo at the Council house in s.xi 1 borough. Tho electors of the borough of Prospect at the in said borough. The electors of the borough of Saxonburg at the School house in said borough. The electors of the borough of West Sunbury at the Public School house in Sunbury. The electors of tho borough of Millerstown at tho house of Adam Sohreiber hi said bor ough. The electors of the borough of Petrolia at the Town Hall in said borough. The electors of tho borough of Fairview at the School house in said borough. The electors OF tho borough of Kama City at the Town Hall in said borough. And I. tho said Sheriff, do further give notico to all election officers, citizens, and others, of the following provisions of the constitut ion and laws of this commonwealth, relating to elections ' Z OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS. CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA —AKT. VIII. SECTION 1. Every male citizen twenty-one years of age. possessing the following qualifica tions, shall bo entitled TO vote at all elections : First.— Ho shall have been a citizen of tho United States at least ono mouth. Second NC shall have resided i:I the State one year, (or if having previously been a qual ified elector or native born citizens of tho Ststo lie shall have removed from and returned, then six months) immediately preceding the elec tion. Third.—NO cliall have resided in the election district where he sdiall offer his vote at least two months immediately preeoding the elootion. Fourth.— lf twenty-two yoars or upwaris. he shall have paid within two yoars a State or county tax, which shall have been assessed at least two months and paid at least one month before the election. SECTION s. —Electors shall in all cases except treason, felony and broach or surety of tho peace be privileged from arrest during their at- • tendance oil elections and in going to and re turning therefrom. SECTION <!. —Whenever any of the qualified e'ectors o? this Commonwealth shall be in actual military service under a requisition from the President of tho United States, or by tho authority of this Commonwealth, such electors may oxercise the right of suffrage in all elec tions by the citizens, under suoh regulations as are or shall be prescribed by law, as fully as if they were present at their usual places of elec tion. SECTION 7 All laws regulating tho holding of elections by the citizens or for the registra tion of electors shall be uniformed throughout the State, but no elector shall bo deprived of the privilege by reason of his name not being registered. SECTION 13.—For fhe purpose of voting, no parson shall bo deemed to have gained a resi dence by reason of his presence or lost it by rea son of his absence, while employed in the ser vice. either civil or military, of this Stato. or of the United States, nor whiie engaged in tho navigation of tho waters of this State or of the United States, or on tho high seas, nor while a student in aDy institute of learning, nor whilo. kept in any poor house or other asylum at pub lic expense, nor while confined iu a public prison. Election officers will TAKE notice that tho Act entitled "A Further Supplement to the Election Laws of the Commonwealth." disqualifying de sorters from the army of the United States from voting has recently "boon declared unconstitu tional by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, is now null ai.d void, and that all persons for merly disqualified thereunder are now lawful voters, if otherwise qualified. OF ELECTION OFFICERS. CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA. —AKT. VIII; SEC. 14—District election boards shall con sist of a judge and two inspectors, who shall he chosen annually by the citizens. Each elec tor shall have the right to vote for the judge and one inspector, and each inspector shall appoint oue clerk. Election oflieerg shall ho privileged from arrest upon days of election and while engaged in making up and transmit ting returns, except upon warrant of a court of record or Judge thereof, for an election fraud, for felony, or for wanton breach of the peace. No person shall be qualified to serve as an election oflicer who shall hold, or shall within two months have, held any office, appointment or employment in or under the government of the Uuitcd States or ot this State, or of any city, or county, or of any municipal board, commission or trust iu any city, save only justices of the peace, and alderman, notaries public and persous in militia services of the State; nor shall any election officer he eligi ble to any civil office to he filled by an election at which he shall serve, save only to such sub ordinate municipal or local offices as shall he designated by general law. ACTJ ANCARY 30, 1874. SEC. 7. —Whenever there shall he a vacancy in an election board on the morning of an elec tion, it shall he tilled in conformity with exist ing laws. ACT .UN.Y 2,1539, SB«J. 10. —In case the person wiio shall have received the second highest number of votes lor inspector shall not attend on the day of any election, then the person who shall have re ceived the second highest number of votes for judge at the next preceding election shall act as inspector in his place. And it', case the per son who shall have received thphighest number of votes tor inspector shall not attend, the person elected judge shall appoint an inspector iu his place; and in case the person elected judge shall not attend, then the inspector who received the highest number of voles sliull appoint a judge in his place; and it any vacancy shall continue in the board lor the space of oue hour alter the time fixed by law for the opening of the election, the qualified voters of the township, ward or district for which such officer shall have been < leeted, present at t'ie place of election, shall select one of their number to fill such vacancy. ACT JANUATTY 30, 1574. SEC. 9. In addition to the oath now pre scribed by law to be taken and subscribed by election officers, they shall severally be sworn or alfirmed not to disclose how any elector shall have voted unless required to do so as witnesses in a judicial proceeding. All judges, inspectors, clerks and overseers of any election held under this act, shall !cfoie eutcriusr upon their duties, he duly sworn or affirmed in the piescnce <>l each other. The judge shall be t-worn by the minority inspector, il there shall lie such minority inspector, and in case there be no minority inspector, then by a justice of the pence or aiderman, and the inspectors, over seers and clerks shall b<- sworn by the judire, certificate of such swearing or affirming shall be duly made out and signed by the officers so sworn, and atusted by the officer who adminis tered the oath. ACT JANUARY 30, ISII. SEC. S.—At the opening of the polls at the elections i* shall be the duty of the judg.s ot election lor their respective districts to desig nate one of the inspectors, whose duty it shall be to have ia custody the registry of voter.-,and to make the entries therein required by ! iw : and it shall lie tin duty of the other of said in spectors to receive and number the ballots pre sented at said election. MODE OF CONDUCTING ELECTIONS. ACT JANUARY 30, 1874. Snc. 5.- A 1! the 1 ions hereafter held uu der the laws of this Commonwealth, the polls shall be opened at 7 o'clock, A. M , and closed at 7 o'clock, p. M. CONSTITUTION OF PEXXSVI.VAM A— AI>T. VIII. SEC. I.—All E'ections by the citizens shall be by ballot. Evc y ballot voted shall be num bered iu the oidir iu which it was received, aud the number recorded by the election officers on the list cl voters, opposite the name ot the elector who presents the ballot. Any elector may write his name upon his ticket, or cause the same to be written thereon and attested by a citizen of the district. ACT MAUCU 30, 1863. S3C. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Common wealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the fame. That the qualified voters of tiie several counties of this Commonwealth at ail general, township, borough aod special elec tions are hereby hereafter authorized and re quired to vote by tickets, printed or written, or partly printed and partly written, severally classified as follows : One ticket shall contain the names of ail per sons voted for (or the Electors of President and Vice P.esident of the Uuitcd States, and shall be labelled on the outride with the word "Electors." Oue ticket shall contain the names of all per sons voted for for Member of Congress ot the United States, all persons voted for for Member of the State Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ail persons voted for lor Member of the llousc of Representatives of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania, and all persons voted for for county offices of said county ot Builer, and to be labelled on the outside with the word "County." One ticket shall contain the names of all per sons voted for for Judge of any of the courts of said county of this Commonwealth, and be labelled on the outside with the word ''Judi ciary." One ticket shall contain the names of ail per sons votc.l for for officers of tho Common wealth of Pennsylvania, other than Judges of the Supreme Court of said CommmoDWcallh, and be labelled on the outside with the word "State." OF THE ELECTION RETURNS. ACT JANUARY 30, 1874. SEC. 13.—As soon as the polls shall close, the officers of the election shall proceed to count all the votes cast for each candidate voted for, and make a full return of the same in triplicate, with a return sheet in addition, in all of which the votes received by each candidate shall be given after Lis name, first in words and again in figures, and shall be signed by all the said officers and by overseers, if auy, or if not so ccrtifle'. tLj overseers aud any officer refusing to sign .rtily, or cither ot them, shall write upon each of the returns his or their reason for not signing or certifying them. The vote, as soou as counted, shall also be publicly and fully deflated from the window to the citizens pres ent, and a brief statement showing the votes received by each candidate shall be made and signed by the election officers as soon as the votes arc counted ; and the same shall be im mediately posted upon the door of the election house for information of the public. The trip licate returns shall be enclosed iu envelopes ana be sealed iu the presence of the officers, and one envelope, with the unsealed return sheet given to the judge, which shall contain one list of voters, tally papers, aud oath of officers, and another of said envelopes shall be given to tiie minority inspector. All judges living within twelve miles of the prothonotary's office, or within twenty-four miles, if their resi dence be in a town, city or village upon the line of a railroad leading to the county seat, shall before two o'clock past meridian of the day alt r the election, deliver said return, together with return sheet, to the ( rothonotary of the court of common pleas of the county, which said return shall be filed, aud the day aud the liaur of filing marked thereon, and shall be pre served by the prothonotary for public inspec tion. At twelve o'clock on the second day fol lowing 4 any election, the prothonotary of the court ot common pleas shall present the said returns to the said court. In counties where there is no resident president judge,the associate judge shall perform the duties imposed upon the court of common pleas, which shall con vene lor said purpose ; the return presented by the prothonotary shall be opened by said court and computed by such of its officers and such sworn assistants as the court shall appoint; in the presence of the judge or judges of said court, the returns emitted and certificates of eleetiou issued under the seal of the court as is now required to be done by return judges ; and the voto as so computed aud certified shall be made a matter of record in said court. The sessions ot said court shall be opened to the public. And in case the returns of an eleetiou district shall be missing when tlt2 returns are presented, or in auy case of oomplaiut of a i qualified elector undoc oath, charging palpable fraud or mistake, and particularly specifying the alleged fraud or mistake, or where fraud or mistake is apparent on the return, tho court shall examine the return and if, in the judg ment of the court, it shall be necessary to a just return, said court shall issue summary process against the election officers and overseers, iu any of the election districts complained of, to bring tkeui forthwith into court,with all election papers iu their possession; and it palpable mistake or fraud shall be discovered, it shall, upon Lueft hearing as may be deemed neces sary to enlighten the court, be corrected by the couit and so certified; but all allegations ot palpable fraud or mistake shall be decided by the said court within three days alter the day the returns are brought into court lor compata tation ; and the s. id inquiry shall be directed only to palpable fraud or mistake, and shall not be deemed a judicial adjudication to con clude any co-test now o.- hereafter to be pro vided by liw , and the other of said triplicate returns shall be placed in a box and sealed up with Hie ballots, ft any of the said judges shall himself be a candidate for any office at any election, he t-hill not sit with the court, or act in counting the returns of such election, and iu fuch cases th'J judges, If any, shall act. 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