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TUB BUTI.BR CITIZKH,
BUTLER. PA.
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!
GALL AT THE
Boot and Shoe Store
> OF
John Bickel,
MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA.
The largest and most complete stock of Goods ever brought
to Butler is now being opened bj* me at my store. It comprises j
Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers,
Misses' & Children's Shoes,
4
in great variety. All these Goods were purchased for CASH
in the Eastern markets, and therefore I can sell them at the
Old Prices, and
NO ADVANCE.
Lines of Philadelphia, New York and Boston Goods embrace
my stcck, and customers can take their choice.
I IVXeaTi What I Say:
,B®*NO ADVANCE ON OLD PRICES l^agr
All can call and see for themselves. The best of satisfaction
will be given for CASH.
THE MAKE, STYLE AND FINISH
of Goods iu my store cannot be excelled by any other house in
the county, for proof of which a personal inspection is all that is
necessary.
Leather and Findings
at Pittsburgh prices. Shoemakers should come and purchase if
they wish to obtain material cheap.
TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
BTJTLER, KARNS CITT AND I*ARKER RAILROAD
(Bntlcr Time.)
Trains leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Karns City, Petrolls, Parker, etc., nl 7.25 a. in.,
and 2.05 and 7.20 p. ra. [See below lor con
nections with A. V R. R.J j I
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named |
point Aat 7.'.5 a. m.. and 1.55, and 6.55 p. m. [
The 1.55 train connects with train on the West ' |
Penn road through to Pittsburgh.
SHENANGO AMD ALLEUILENY RAILUOAD. 1
Trains leave Hilliard's Mill, Butler county, 1
for Harrisvllle, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. in.
and 12.30 and 2.20 p. ra.
Stages lea"e Petrolla at 5.80 a. m. lor 7.40 1
train, and at 10.00 a. m. lor 12.20 train.
Return stages leave Hilliard on arrival of 1
trains at 10.27 a, in. and 1.50 o. m.
Stage leaves Martinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30 1
train.
p. * w. B. B. (Narow (range.)
The morning train leaves Zelieuople at 6 11
Harmony 6.16 and Evansborg at 6.fa, arriving
at Etna Station at 8.20, and Allegheny at 9.01.
The afternoon train leaves Zelieoop'e at 1.26, i
Harmony 1.31, Evansburg 1.53. arriving at 1
Etna Station at 4.11 and Allegheny at 4.46.
By getting cd at Shurpsbni: station and
crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. R., passen
gers on thu morning train can reach the Union
depot at 9 o'clock.
Trains connecting at Etna Station with this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 and 9.31 a. m. and
3.41 p. m.
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.11 a. m., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.01 a. in. This train con
cects at Freeport with Freeport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
railroad time.
Erpreu at 7.21 a. m., connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.28 with
Express west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S
a. in., and Express east arriving at Blalrsvllle
at 11 00 a. in. railroad time.
Mail at 2.86 p. m., connecting at Butler Junc
tion without change ol cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. m., and Ex
press east arriving at Blalrsvllle Intersection
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects with
Philadelphia Express east, when on time.
Sunday Express at 3.25 p. ra., goes through
to Allegheny, arriving at 6.06 p. m.
The 7.21 a. in. train connects at Blalrsvllle
at 11,05 a. m. with the Mail eait, and the 2.86
p. ra. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
press east.
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn R. R. at
9.51 a. ra., 5 06 and 7.20 p. m., Butler time. The
0.51 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on
the Butler & Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives
at Butler at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
lor Parker.
Main Line.
Through trains leave Plttsbnrgh for the Ear*
at 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 and 7.20
p. in. and 3.00, 7.0 and 7.40 a. m.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York throe hours
later, and at Washington about one and a half
lionrs later.
PHYSICIANS.
JOHN K BYERB,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
inyai-ly] BUTLER. PA.
DENTISTS.
DEIISrTXSTI^Trr
0, If WALDRON, Grednate ot the Plill-
H adelphla Dental College, ls prepared
■ II •to do anything in the line of his
profession In a satisfactory mauuer.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stair*. apll
£ ' £JA P« r day at home Samples worth
1(1 |5 free. Address STINSOM A Co.,
Portland, Maine. deo3-ly
rfj KAA made in 87 aye. 70 page catalogue
.>) VI I free. BUCKEYE NOVELTY CO.,
ftWnQ QnttOTUT*, OWJ.
VOL. xvir.
LAND FOR SALE.
Valuable Farm for Sale.
The undersigned offers at private sale the
farm lately owned by Robert Oilleland, dee'd,
late of Middlesex township, containing
162 Acres,
more or less, with a two-story brick honsc and
bank barn, hay house, wagon shed and other
outbuildings. Two good orchards thereon. 130
acres cleared, balance in good timber, easy of
access, bv about one-La f mile from Bntier and
Pittsburgh plank road and miles trora new
narrow-gauge railroad, is well improved and in
good condition, and is well adapted for dairy
purposes. For terms applv to
JAMES WILSON, Agent.
decl7lf] Bakerstown, Allegheny Co., Pa.
For teale.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in the northeast corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county, Pa . is now offered for sale,
low. Inquire of W. K. FIIISBEE, on the prem
ises, aplCtf
2.500,000 ACRES LAM
Situated in and near the
UPPER ARKANSAS VALLEY, IN SOUTH
WESTERN KANSAS,
—ON THE-•
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R.
11 Years' Credit. 7 per cent. Interest
Tie first payment at d ite of purchase Is one
tenth of the principal and seven percent, inter
est on the remainder. At the end of the first
and second year, only the interest at seven per
cent. Is paid ; and the third year, and each year
thereafter, one-tenth ot the principal, with
wen per cent. Interest on the balance, is paid
annually until the whole is p.:id.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent: discount.
Two years' credit, 30 per cent, discount.
Cash purchase, 33 1-3 per cent, discount
The valley of the Upper Arkansas is justiy
celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING mid the superior quality ot it.» grain
As a STOCK RAWING aud WOOL-GROWING
country, it nflets advantages that cannot be ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild and remarkably healthy climate, with low
prices and easy terms, make up a total of in
ducements greater than is offered anywhere else
on the continent of America.
For lull particulars, Inquire of or address
C. A SEYMOUR,
General Eastern Passenger Agent,
my2l-ly] 419 Broadway. N. Y.
109 Main St , Bufialo, N. Y.
BANKS.
TIII3 BUTLER
SAVINGS BANK
BUTLEU. I* A.
NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWRY HOUSE
CAPITAL STOCY 60,000.
WM. CAMTBEIX, JAB. D. ANDEIISON,
President. Vice President.
I WJF. CAXVBELL, Jr., Cashier.
i
DIK ICC TORS
, William Campbell, J. W. Irwin,
•fae. D. Anderson, Goorge Webor,.
Joseph L. Purvis.
, Does a General Banking <k Exchange business.
Interest p.iid on time deposits. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange.
1 Gold Exchange and Government Bonds bought
and sold, pomraercifi paper, bonds, judgment
• u>'d otherßeSwitieß bouglit at f»ir rates. loi'O-.Jy
THE HUNTER MURDER.
TRIAL OF M'LAIN OOIN'G ON AT PITTS
BURGH.
Our readers will recollect the mys
terious murder of the hoy called "Lit
tle Sammy Hunter"' at Braddocks,
near Pittsburgh, last March. 'lhe
case was tried last week, and the fol
lowing' arc the first two day's proceed
ings :
The Court having decided that Mc-
Lain should be kept safely in jail dur
ing the continuance of the trial, his
bondsman was released and he was
given iu charge of Warden Smith.
The order did not affect Geisal, who is
still out on bail.
District Attorney Robb related the
circumstances of the killing to the jury
and stated that the Commonwealth
expected to prove that McLain had
killed the boy by hitting him with a
shovel, and that the main facts would
be proven by Theodore Gross, the
colored boy who was at the stable at
the time of the killing. The story is
so fresh in the minds of the people
that it need not be recounted.
There were quite a number of wit
nesses examined on the part of the
prosecution, but nothing new was de
veloped. Sammy Hunter's fellow
drivers all testified that, they had seen
him in the stable putting his mule
away, or had seen him going into the
stable, but no one had seen him come
out, neither had they heard any quar
reling or fuss inside to indicate that he
was having words with any one.
The following is the sum and sub
stance of the testimony brought out:
John Lawler being duly sworn tes
tified that about ttie sth of last March
I drove a cart at the stael works; I'll
be seventeen years old in March;
knew Sammy Hunter; he drove a cart
too; he drove a mule; saw Sammy
on the day of the inquest; first heard
of the killing the day after it occurred;
saw Sammy at the stable, he was
watering and washing his mule; it
was on the night he Avas killed just ;
about six o'clock; I was at the trough 1
first; when my horse was watered I
unhitched and rode my horse from the j
dump over to the stable and ungeared i
him; Sammy came to the trough
about a minute after me; do not know i
if be rode his mule to the trough; af- <
ter I washed my horse I took him ]
into the stable ; after taking the gears j
off I started for home; did not see j
Sammy Hunter alive after I left him
at the watering-trough; then he was
washing the mud off his mule's legs;
the trough wa~ just a few feet from
the stable at the north end of the barn ; \
the end of the barn is toward the river ; ]
saw Mr. McLain at the stable, in the ,
new part of the stable where I put my ]
horse; he showed me where to put 1
mv harness; McLain was in the |
apartment where I put my horse; i
Sammy kept his horse iu the middle ,
apartment of the stable; there were i
two rows of stalls in the stable ; one i
on either side of the door; Satnmy j
kept his mule about the fourth stall
from the door on the right hand side,
next to Mr. Brinton's apartment; I
did not see Sammy after I left the
stable; Sam McLain was the only ,
stable boss I saw there when I left the
stable; I went away with the other
boys—two Sullivans, John Hart and ,
.Joe Hopkins; I live at home, about
the middle of Braddocks; the boys ac
companied me until we got to Main
street; then I had about 200 yards to
go home ; Main street is between the
stable and the Pennsylvania railroad ;
we went up past Mr. Brinton's house
on Main street; from the t ; me that
the whistle blew until I left the stable
I was at work all the time. I have
named nearly all the persons I saw
there at the stable when I left. 1 saw
Samuel McLain and Samuel Gisal,
and then there were the drivers, Her
man Blatzer, Mike Fisher, Harvey and
Miller Calvin and others; I have men
tioned all whom I can call by name.
Quite a number of other stable bovs
were examined but they merely cor
roborated the above, with the excep
tion of Andrew Hunter, a younger
brother of Sammy, who said that he
went up from the steel works to the
stable after the six o'clock whistle
blew, that he saw McLain and Gisal
both there, and was told by Gisal not
to go into the stable, lie then went
back to the mill, where he remained
a short time and then when home.
His mother started him out immedi
ately to look for Sammy, she being
very uneasy because of his not coming
home as usual.
At 3 o'clock Court adjourned until
0:30 this morning.
SECOND DAY.
The Hunter murder case was re
sumed in Quarter Sessions this morn
ing at half past nine. The roll was
called and all the jurors answered.
James Cox, the first witness called,
did not respond. Dr. T. C. Ilobinson
was then called and testified as follows :
I have only known James Cox for two
weeks. lie lives at Port Perry, and
has the typhoid fever, and is in a criti
cal condition. This witness was of
fered for the purpose of showing why
Cox could not attend as a witness.
Gates Fleck was the next witness, j
He said: I drove a mule at the steel |
works when Sammy Hunter died last i
year ; I quit work about ten minutes i
of six that evening ; Herman Blotzer I
was my partner ; 1 left my wagon at
the works and took my mule to water
and then to the stable and unharnessed
him; J saw McLain's little boy and
Herley's little boy at the stable; I
also saw the old man Gisal; I don't
remember seeing any others there;
might have been others there, however;
1 saw Blotzer, Miller, Colvin, Sammy
Hunter and the "Tennessee Bummer"
when I came out of the stable. The
last I saw of Sammy, he was throw
ing water on his mule's legs. I was
going home. I lived on the side of
the river next to Hunter's. The "Ten
nessee Bummer" lived with Pipers,
near by.
Cross-examined—l saw Sammy
Hunter washing his mule; he was
using his dinner bucket to get water
3 in. lam fifteen years old.
Be-direct—We kept our nudes on
£ the right of the door as we went into
? ttfe sfabTc. I was tfru'oufc the first to
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1880.
come to the stable. I waited outside
about five minutes before going home.
Thomas Sullivan, the next witness,
said—l drove a eart at the steel
works when Sammy Hunter died. I
unhitched when the whistle blew, and
wit directly to the stable and took off
the saddle, and then went to the wat
ering trough, washed my horse, put
him in the stable and went home, as I
was in a hurry; 1 kept my horse in
the next stall to Sammy's; his uiule
was in its stall when J went in, but I
did not see Sammy ; I didn't see either j
McLaiu or Gisal at the stables; I
lived about half a mile dowu the rail
road; I went home with my brothers,
Hopkins, Hart and Lawler; Hart and
Lawler left us after we had gone a
short distance down.
Cross-examined—The last I saw of
Sammy was at 4 o'clock, he was at the
foundation of a new building which
was being put up; I am twenty-two
years old; didn't see Sammy at the
stable; I went past Sammy's stall in
putting my horse away ; his mule was
in the stable.
Miller Colgan was next called. Said
he: I drove a horse for Gisal at the
time of Sammy Hunter's death ; I
quit work about five or ten minutes
before six; I was at. the watering
trough when the whistle blew; I
watered and washed my horse and put
him in the stable; I kept him at the
south end of the stable; the stalls
were not boarded up; I saw Herman
Blotzer sfnd Fleck at the stable; don't
remember seeing any others ; I saw
old Mr. Gisal and Samuel McLaiu
there; I don't know whether I saw
young MeLain or not; I did not see
Sammy Hunter about there.
Cross-examined—The stalls are par
tially boarded up; this is the case with
the stall in which Sammy kept his
mule; some of the stalls are divided
by rails.
Redirect—l saw MeLain under the
overshoot that evening ;• when I went
in he had a hatchet and saw.
Herman Blotzer next testified—l am
a driver at the steel works; am eigh- ;
teen years old ; I unhitched a few min
utes before the whistle blew; I was i
just going into the stable after wash- 1
ing and watering my mule when the
whistle blew; mv stall was distant >
two or three stalls from Sammy's; I '
saw McLain's little boy and Hawley's
little boy, but don't remember see
ing any others; I saw old man Gisal 1
and MeLain at the stable; McLaiu '•
was under the "overshot;" I went
home with several of the boys—Fisher,
MeDenough and Colgan.
Cross-examined—l was among the
first at the stable that evening ; I don't
know what MeLain was doing that 1
day; Sammy's mule was in when I 1
left; I don't know how long it had
been there; I saw Sammy taking his
mule into the stable; I was cleaning
my mule when he passed me; I went
outside, waited a few minutes, and
then went home ; I was talking to
Gisal in the stable when I was clean- 1
ing the nude ; I didn't see Sam Gisal; (
I left old Mr. Gisal at the stable when ;
I came out; didn't see the little boys
when I came out. <
Wm Jones—l was Superintendent
of the steel works in March, 1879; I
was at the works the day Sammy
Hunter died ; I call the men to work <
and discharge them by blowing the
whistle; I was there that evening
when the whistle blew and for some
time after; we ran on Pennsylvania 1
Railroad time, nineteen minutes faster
than Pittsburgh time; the whistle was
blown on its regular time on this even
ing; 1 know the barn spoken of where
Mr. Gisal kept his horses; the barn is
distant about three hundred yards from
the works; there was a plan made of
surroundings after Sammy's death by
the engineers of the works. A few
more questions as to the distances
were asked, and this witness and his
testimony closed for the present.
P. F. Brendlinger sworn—l am the
Civil Engineer of the Edgar Thompson
Steel Works and was so employed last
March ; I made a diagram of the sur
roundings after the death of Sammy
Hunter; this map is a tracing of a
map we have of our premises, with a
few additional locations made by my
self ; the distance from the house to
the barn is the only one I measured;
1 have been employed there since
October, 1878 ; I think the map is very
nearly correct; I have examined the
other map quite frequently; everything
within the limits is very accurately
put dowu on the map; the map is as
correct as can be made without meas
urement.
Cross-examined—l have since made
a map bv accurate measurement of all
the surroundings. These maps will be
examined and offered in evidence.
Levi Brinton was then sworn—l am
in the livery business at Braddocks ; I
have lived there three or four years,
and came from Lawrence county; I
was a farmer; I occupy the end of the
barn where Mr. Gisal's horses are kept;
I occupy the north end ; Mr. Gisal oc
cupied two apartments and subse
quently a shed that was put up; there
were five doors leading out under the
"overshot" or shed. A few more
questions were asked the witness as to
i the location of the stables and stalls,
1 and the distance of the buildings from
I the stable. Two plans of the inside of
I the stable were shown, both of which
; he thought were very good, after which
the testimony closed and Court ad
-1 journed until one o'clock.
AFTERNOON.
At the reassembling of the Criminal
{ Court this afternoon the trial of Sam
, uel MeLain was continued in the pres
| ence of a large crowd of spectators.
The first witness examined was Jas.
Sullivan, who testified: I am seven
teen years old; 1 have been driving
a cart at the steel works; 1 unhitched
when the whistle blew. I was among
the first boys in the stable. Hart and
' two or three others were in ahead of me.
• I saw no one except Gisal and a few
, drivers at the stable when I came there.
The old man Gisal was there. The
- witness here repeated much the same
i story as the rest of the boys.
Johnny Hart was sworn. In March,
1879, I was driving for Mr. Gisal at
i the Edgar Thomson steel works. I re
) member when Sammy Hunter was
j, killed. I uttijitc'fred wke'u the wUistle
blew on the dump. The dump is oppo
site the stable, between the works and
the stable. Saw Hopkins at the stable,
' but don't remember any other. I saw .
no men there. I watered and washed |
tuy mule, and put him in the table;]
my mule stood in the stable beside j
Sammy's. Sullivan, Lawler and Hop
kins were sitting outside waiting for
me. I left Sammy in the stable with
his mule ; he was trying to get the har
ness off; I saw no one else in the sta-
I blc ; 1 did not notice how many mules
j were in their places, but I saw Sammy
Hunter's mule in its place ; I saw Sam
my at the trough with lus mule when
I started to the stable. I went home
with Lawler, Hopkins and Sullivan.
McLaiu did all the feeding. I didn't
feed my mule.
Cross-examination—l don't know
how many were at the stable: there
was a crowd at the trough; went
straight home from the mill.
James Sullivan cross-examined—l
was coming to the dump when I un
hitched; I did not notice any one, as
I was in a hurry ; four or five were at
the trough when I left it.
Harvey Colgan, sworn—l was at
work with a horse and eart at the steel
works on the day of the murder ; I
unhitched when the whistle blew at
night ; I kept my horse in the stall
next to Hunter's; mine was the third
stall and Hunter's was the fourth ; he
was just coming into the stable with
his mule as I was going out to go
home; five of us boys went, home to
gether; I saw MeLain standing under
the shed, near the stable door, as I
went into the stable with my horse ;
there was no light in the stable and it
was pretty dark at that time ; a lantern
was kept hanging in the stable, but it
was not burning that night; I did not
see any other men there.
Cross-examined —Witness said he
was quite a long time getting his
horse ready and in doing his work.
John Hart, recalled—There was no
light in the stable at the time I took
my mule in; I saw Theodore Gross
standing in the door of his stable as I
came away; he had a comb and brush
in his hand, but was not doing any
thing.
Jas. Phillips, sworn—Was a driver
at the steel works at the time of the
murder; Hunter came to the watering
trough after I got there; there was no
light in the stable, and it was pretty
dark; there was a window behind my
stall and I could see; saw several
boys, but no men there.
Cross-examined—When 1 came out
I did not see Hunter; I suppose he
was in the stable, but 1 do not know;
when I left for home, three or four of
the boys were at the trough attending
to their horses.
THE Tl'G OF WAR.
Theodore Gross, (colored) sworn—l
worked at the livery stable for Mr.
Brinton and lived with him; don't
kuow how long I lived with him ; lived
with him in Lawrence county; moved
out there and then came back again ;
don't know how long I lived with him
after he came back to Braddocks ; my
work was to clean horses and buggies
and the stable; the stable was between
the house and the Connellsvillc Bail
road ; don't kuow how old I am : lived
with Mr. Wm. McKinney awhile; you
could see his house from Brinton's,
down the road a piece ; don't know
how long I lived with him ; came back
from Lawrence county last winter;
don't remember the time Sammy Hun
ter died; remember of hearing it, but
don't know the month ; old man Mc-
Kinney was at Turtle Creek the day
Sammy died, and came back in the
evening; I cleaned the horse and put
her in the stable ; I shut the stable up
and stood by the stable door, and old
man Gisal was purupin' water there,
and Sammv Hunter come to the water
trough with his tnule and began wash
ing; old man Gisal says, "Never
mind Sammy, but put him in the
stable;" saw Sammy go into the
stable and
SAW M'LAIN HIT HIM
twice with a coal shovel; then saw
Gisal hold a bag and old man MeLain
put him into it; then saw MeLain
sling him onto his shoulder and go out
of the door and turn down along that
fence; then they went up over the
railroad and down on the other side ;
then they kept on straight; then turned
down that hollow, and when they
turned down that hollow and got over
the river bank I couldn't see no more
of them ; MeLain went into the mid
dle stable where Sammy's mule was
kept; in the stall down this way to
ward the door; Sammy's mule stall
stands up next to the Pennsylvania
Railroad, on the right going into the
stable ; I was standing at the watering
trough when MeLain went into the
stable; the shovel was about that
broad in the blade (indicating about
eighteen inches); when MeLain went
in the stable I walked down and looked
in; Sammy was coming from his
mule's stall, walking backward, as
MeLain hit him; he hit him back
of the head with a coal shovel; Sammy
didn't do anything when he was hit
—he fell; he fell toward Connellsville
Railroad back into the entry; fell
backward; Sammy laid there a little
while and then Gisal held the bag and
MeLain put him into it; the first time
Sammv was struck he kind of stag
gered ; then MeLain hit him again
and he fell ; MeLain hit him with the
the edge of the shovel; the handle of
the shovel down toward the iron was
broken; I had seen it setting in the
stable and would know it now if I saw
it; Sammy was put into the bag head
first; it was a coffee sack ; can't say
how long or wide it was. [Shovel
exhibited.] Witness—This is the
shovel he hit him with. [Witness
gave a representation of the manner in
| which McLaiu struck Sammy.] Wit
uess continuing, said the bag was got
from the granary on the barn floor
part; don't know who went for it;
that's where bags are got from ; it was
lying on the rack on the left side of the
stable ; Gisal got it from there ; didn't
take notice which shoulder MeLain
put the bag on; I run from the corner
of the stable door to the water trough
and stood up there by the corner of
the barn and watched them; when
i MeLain came out with the bag Sam
i j Gisal was with ljim.
CITY OF GLASGII' BANK.
The liquidators of the City of Glas
gow Bank, which failed Oct 2, 1878,
have submitted to the shareholders a
report of their doings since their ap
pointment. and it is an interesting but
melancholy piece of reading
The total liabilities of the bank
when the liquidators entered upon
their duties, Oct. 22, 187*, were about
SO-1,000,000, and the assets about $38.-
000,000, leaving a deficiency of about
$20,000,000. For the enormous defi
ciency each shareholder was jointly lia
ble to the full exteut of his property, no
matter how small his holding or how
little his personal iuterest in the shares.
Though he had but a single share, and
though his title was that of a mere
trustee without benefit to himself, it
made no difference. He could be com
pelled, not merely to pay his propor
tion of the bank's debts, but also to
contribute to make up the quota of
fellow shareholders who were una
ble to respond. This fact and the
proceedings taken in consequence have
rendered ihe bank's failure one of
tragic importance to hundreds of fami
lies.
From the assets so far the liquida
tors have realized about $24,000,000.
On Nov. 13, 1878, they assessed the
shareholders pro rata, SSOO for every
SIOO of stock, or $21,000,000 on the
outstanding capital of $4,200,000.
This first assessment alone exhausted
the means of many of the sharehold
ers, and at the time the report was
made up it had only yielded $10,500,-
000. In March, 1870, a second assess
ment was, therefore, laid on the share
holders still solvent of $2,250 per SIOO,
amounting altogether to $39,000,000.
This assessment has produced sll,-
500,000, making altogether about $22,-
000,000 to be added to the $24,000,000
collected from the bank's assets, or
$40,000,000 of debts. Preferred credi
tors took $8,000,000 of the money, and
the expenses of liquidation $500,000
more. The general creditors have been
paid $37,000,000, or two-thirds the
amount of their claims, leaving about
$18,500,000 still to be provided for,
without counting interest. The un
collected assets of the bank will, it is
thought, produce $14,000,000, leaving
$4,500,000 and the interest to be con
tributed by 200 shareholders out of
the original 1,810, the other 1,550
having been completely ruined by the
two calls already made. The liquida
tors hold out hopes of another divi
dend of 0 per cent, to the creditors
very soori, but after that their pro
ceedings will be slow and tedious.
One passage in the report is almost
sublime in the immensity of the dis
tress which it describes. Among the
shareholders who were unable to meet
the first call made on them, 590 in
number, as the liquidators say, applied
for a discharge of their obligations on
making a complete surrender of their
estates. Most of them also offered,
with the assistance of friends, to pa\ r
the value of their estates, on being
allowed to retain the same. Before
accepting these offers a statement was
required, verified by a Justice of the
Peace, according to a printed form, in
which, in reply to a series of queries,
information of the most minute char
acter was demanded from the persons
liable, as to their means and estate,
and their expenditures since the stop
page of the bank. The information
thus supplied was subjected to careful
examination, and after the basis of an
arrangement had been adjusted with
each contributory, it was submitted to
a committee of contributories; and
after it had been approved by that
committee it was submitted for final
sanction by the Court. Nearly six
hundred persons thus gave up all they
had in the world, content, like Job, to
escape with their lives!
The ruin, too, spread wider than the
limits of the bank'.- own shareholders.
Another Scotch bank, the Caledonian,
held $2,000 wort' of City of Glasgow
bank stock, and thus the shareholders
in that bank became liable for the
debts of the City of Glasgow Bank.
Consequently they began selling or
transferring "their shares to irresponsi
ble parties in the hope of escaping
assessments. Learning this, the liqui
dators of the City of Glasgow Bank
requested the directors of the Cale
donian to take steps for closing their
register of shareholders. Negotiations
ensued which resulted in an agreement
that a petition for winding up the
bank should be presented, as the only
means available for having the register
closed, and the process of substitution
of probably impecunious for substan
tial shareholders arrested. Considera
ble delay took place under this petition,
in the course of which the constitution
of the Caledonian Bank was altered to
the effect of preventing any transfer of
stock without the approval of the
Board of Directors, and the petition
for winding up was withdrawn. But
the cloud still hangs over the Cale
donian shareholders, though it is not
probabie that they will suffer to any
thing like the extent of those of the
City of Glasgow Bank.
It is some consolation to us to reflect i
that the authors of this misfortune—
the Directors of the bank—have been
punished as felons, aud they, too, have
been involved in the financial ruin of
their constituents, lint to the 1,550
persons they have reduced to poverty,
and to the 209 still awaiting in dread
the outcome of liquidation, this will
be small comfort. Their property is
gone, the families of many are in want,
and to some of them life presents no
hope of recovering from the blow.
Gr,.\. ROGER A. PRYOK, now a New
York lawyer, has received from a Vir
ginia friend a curious relic of the war.
It consists of two bullets that evi
dently met in the air over some battle
field, aud happening to strike each
other on their conical points, were
firmly welded together. The ball that,
from its shape, is supposed to bavo
been fired from a Union soldier's gun,
apparently was going with greater
speed thau the other, and is more con
spicuous in the relic. The bases of
the balls are split apart and flattened
against each other. The relic has been
mounted la U3 i pe'adiat.
THE TAY BRIDGE D ISA STE R.
STORY OF AN EYE-WITNESS.
The following narrative i« furnished
by an eye-witness of the calamity :
"Enjoying the eo-.y comforts of my
own parlor tiro ide on Sunday night,
j i listened to the fierce clamor of the
storm without and felt a deep of
gratitude for the security I possessed,
mingled with a feeling of compassion
for the poor sailors on the sea battling
with the storm. The children had
gathered round me for their usual
Bible stories, and with an instinctive
sense of fear they nestled close to my
| side as they heard the wild efforts of
the blast to batter in the casement of
the window I chose the story of St.
Paul's shipwreck on the Island of Mel
ita. thinking that the storm without
j might help me to impress upon their
I young minds the terrible nature of the
dangers to which the Apostle was ex
posed as the ship lay riding helplessly
upon the waves with four anchors be
tween it and certain destruction
While thus engaged a blast of wind
more furious thin before had caught
the chimney tops of a house almost
opposite my parlor windows and
brought them down to the ground
with a thundering crash that startled
every one of us to our feet.
Stepping over to the casement I gazed
out upon the street, and just then a
blaze of moonlight lighted up the
broad expanse of the Tay down below,
and the long white sinuous line of the
Tay Bridge came into view. I looked
at my watch and saw it was exactly
seven o'clock. The Edinburgh train
will be duo immediately, I exclaimed
to my wife ; 'come and let us watch
to see if it will attempt to cross on
such a night." So saying, we turned
down the gas in the parlor and pre
pared to await the appearance of the
train. The light by this time had be
come most fitful. Great masses of
clouds were sweeping across the ex
panse of the heavens, at times totally
obscuring the light of the full moon.
'There site comes,' cried one of the
children, and, at that moment, the
slowly moving lights of the Edin
burgh train could be distinctly seen
rounding the curve at Worinit, and,
passing the signal box at the south
side, entering upon the long straight
line of that portion of the bridge. The
train once on the bridge seemed to
move along with great swiftness, and,
when the engine entered the tunnel
like cloisters of the great girders, my
little girl exactly described the effect
of the lights as seen through the lat
tice work, when she exclaimed, 'Look,
pap, isn't that like lightning ?' All
this takes some time to write down,
but to the eye it seemed as if almost
simultaneous with the entrance of the
train upon the bridge. A cometlike
burst of fiery sparks sprang out as if
forcibly ejected into the darkness from
the engine. In a long visible trail the
streak of lire was seen till quenched in
the water below. Then there was
absolute darkness on the bridge.
OVER THE BRIDGE. *
A silence fell upon our eager group
at the window. Then, with stunning
force, the idea broke upon my mind.
"Heavens!" I cried, "I fear the train
is over the bridge !" With a growing
horror I watched the curve at the
north side to try if I could see the
train pass that point; bat, as several
minutes passed and no moving object
broke the continuity of the bridge at
that point, I snatched up my hat and
hurried down and across the Magda
len Green, to meet several individuals
all bent upon the same errand as my
self. The terrific nature of the gale
at this time may be inferred from the
fact that, descending the slope of the
green, I had to crouch down upon the
grass to prevent my being blown
bodily away. It seemed as if the
wind had become a solid compelling
power. One gentleman was blown
against another on the green, and
both tumbled together. The massive
signal post beside the signal box on
the north end of the bridge was bent
by the wind like a willow wand, and
on entering upon the esplanade the
sand and pebbles were dashing about
witii such force that the hands and
face were positively sore with the vio
lence of the impact. My hands held
behind ray back for a minute, were
completely filled with the drifting
sand and pebbles. Looking toward
the river nothing clearly could be made
out. The water from the broken New
port water pipe on the bridge was
pouring into the river, and, being
caught in its descent by the wind, was
lashed into a misty spray that helped
to veil the gap that had by this time
been made in the iron highway. A
number of gentlemen having now col
lected below the bridge on the es
planade, one of them climbed up into
the signal box above, and there learned
from the man stationed less than a
mile from the scene of the great catas
trophe that he knew nothing more of
what had happened than that the train
signalled to him as having entered
upon the bridge fully fifteen minutes
before had never reached his station,
and that all telegraphic communica
tion with the other side had ceased.
What had in reality happened the pub
lic knew now as well as they will ever
be likely to know. An entire train,
with its living freight, had been swept
into the bosom of the Tay. The rest
was left to the imagination. In the
clear sunlight of this morning I have
again visited the spot, but so calmly
was the river then rolling onward to
ward the sea that, save for the incon
testable evidence of the great gap in
midriver, it was difficult to think that
the significant scene of last night was
other than a horrid nightmare.
EDISON AND HIS CAT. —One of Mr.
Edison's friends told an amusing story
last evening about an early experiment
of the inventor's with electricity. Edi
son, having seen the sparks fly in strok
ing a cat's back, procured a large cat
and U6ed one of its paws as electrodes.
Then he tried to 6tart an induced cur
rent by rubbing the cat's back briskly.
It was entirely successful, and Edison,
his friend said, still bears on hiß hands
the marks that resulted from using the
cat as ufi lufoctdr.-—.Veu* York Sun.
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qnent insertion, 5o oentc. Yearly advertisement*
exceeding one-fourth of * column, t5 per inch,
r Pigure work doublo these ratoe; additional
I chargee «Uer«> veeklv or tn\»u<hl> diugn «ro
wa.le. Lc.al
for find iiiscrtiuo. au-1 sc*tit« p*r hue f'jrea"li
ad-litional Insertion. Maring"-'' and deaths pub
iiaL. 'J free of Obituaiy
*» advcrUHumvuts, ami najablo when liatulod ii»
Audit ore' Notices. t< : Executore' and Adminit
tratore' Notice*. i 3 each; Entrav, Caution an*
Dissolution Notices, uot exceeding teu lines,
each.
From (lie fact that the CITIZEN is the oldet'
entaliliehed and mo»t extensively circulated He
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a liepul
lican county i it must l>e apparent to bnnines&
men that it is the medium they should nee in
*ilrertif>ing their business.
NO. <).
-4 TROUBLED DUTCHMAN.
A gentleman of Teutonic extraction
came into onr office the other day and
inquired if we were in We replied
we were.
Said he. I vandt to ii.tr' my wife
put in de paper."
"How ?" we benignly inquired.
"1 \andt to haf mv wife put in de
paper," he repeated.
"O ! you wish your wife advertised,"
we considerately returned.
"Yaas," he retorted.
"You zee," he explained, "ve haf
lots droople aboudt dot poy Yawcob,
he was me vife's sou by his own fater,
und I vas toldt her, who vas dot fater!
und zhe say 'dots not sootn of yonr
bisness,' und she vas gedt rnadt und
dis morning she vendt auf mit her
filter's house. Now I vandt it in de
paper dot zhe not tdrusht any peoples
on my ackoundt."
"Has she left your bed and board
without any cause or provocation ?"
we sympathetically asked.
"Val," he said, "zhe dakes no pedts
mit her und no lumper too."
"Yon don't understand. I mean
has she gone away without any rea
son ?" we said.
"Ob, val I don't know if zhe stay
dare midout soom reeson oder not,
aber I vandt her in de paper so zhe
dondt vas coom back," said he. "How
long zhe was in de paper before I can
get marriet again ?"
"You can't get married again with
out first obtaining a divorce," we ex
plained.
"Deforce ! vat ish dot ?" he asked.
"Why you must bring her into
Court and have a lawsuit; if the
Judge thinks she ought not to be your
wife any longer and says so, then you
are at liberty to marry again," we
replied.
"Got to haf a lawzuit," cried he,
terrified. "Py a tam zight no! I
vandt no more lawzuit; zhe haf a
lawzuit on me ven ve was marriet,
und if I don't vas marriet her she vas
cosht me more ash twenty tollars. No,
py cracious I vandt no more lawzuit.
I run away mit my pruder-in-law's
vife und cosht me nothing. Goodpye."
And he was gone.— Ex.
BLIND LETTERS.
A writer upon postoffice matters in
the Philadelphia Prens says some of
the blind letters are very curious.
The following are samples:
MRS. JOHN SMITH.
In care of her dad.
This, it is to be feared, will not be re
ceived, for who Mrs. John Smith is
would be hard to trace or where her
dad lives. Another is
L. LOGAN,
Logan City, Penna.
It is very easy to see that the writer
of this simply rewrote the last name in
his mind instead of the one he ought to
have written. Oretaved Canady P. O.
otlice for Margaret Kennedy is perhaps
meant for Ontario, but it is enfer to send
the letter to the dead letter office than
to try.
Miss Bridgett Carr Underhill Ancc
ner Yirgin St. 64 is hard to decipher.
Here is a letter to Mrs. T. J. Carlile
C, which is a little too much abbrevia
ted even for the blind man to read.
In the loreign mail there lies a let
ter sufficiently stamped to lie sent, but
which, it is to l>e feared, will not reach
its destination, for it is superscribed
To her Magusty
Queen of England
London.
MARRIED ON A RAILROAD TRAIN.—
This morning a novel ceremony took
place at the Central Depot that was
very interesting to those who wit
nessed it. The St. Louis express from
the East, which should arrive here at
5.15 A. M., was two hours late, and
the officers at the depot noticed an old
gentleman present who seemed in
rather an excitable condition. It was
subsequently learned that he was wait
ing for no less a person than his ex
pected bride, Miss Mary Olcott. It was
their intention, on the arrival of the
train, to proceed to the house of the
Rev. Mrs. Gardiner, on Jones street
who was to unite them in marriage,
when the happy couple were to leave
Spencerport, where the husband, who
stated his name as E. W. Locke, had a
pressing engagement this morning.
The dilatoriness of the train some
what disarranged these plans, and in
stead of the couple going to Mrs. Gar
diner's house the reverend lady was
brought to the cars. On the arrival of
the train the minister and bridegr-iom,
together with Robert Ray and a few
other spectators, boarded the car
where the bride was. One end of the
car was cleared and the ceremony
took place, Itay giving the bride away
while Scott acted as best man for the
groom.— Rochester (N. Y.) Union.
A IIOCSE MADE OF ICE. —A house *
of ice, similar to that which was built
in the Empress Anne's reign, is about
to be constructed in the Zoological
Garden at Moscow. The managers
of that establishment have found
among its archives some valuable de
tails as to the mode of building which
was adopted on the former occasion,
and they will be adhered to in the
present instance. The first edifice
was raised between the Admiralty and
the Winter Palace, at St. Petersburg,
in 1740, and was formed throughout—
walls, roof, windows, decorations,
alike—of ice. The blocks were cut in
a square shape and their surface
sprinkled with water, which, when
the cubes were placed in juxtaposition,
froze in the interstices and bound the
whole into one compact and solid
mass. At the entrance of the struc
ture was a large gallery filled with
statues. The pilasters ou the exterior
were fashioned to imitate green mar-
I bles. The ante-chamber possessed
j four windows and the other rooms five
' each, while on the sills stood v«*g
filled with flowers made of ice, shnsb
' like plants, covered with birds of the
I same material, standing at the corners.
Clock caseß, chairs, tables, wardrobes,
uteris, candelabra?, were all
ice.— .Jtfrivn Trc*2'.*r+pt.

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