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JQHS H. * w. C. XEULEY, PROPRIETORS. O SCBIPTJOK BATKS--POSTAGB PREPAID : SI V) One year i 8»x months Three mouth* KatwW at PoUto »1 Batter as 2d fla*s mattfr | FRIDAY, SEITKUBER 30, 1837. Republican Slate Ticket. FOB SIJPBEME JL'DGE. HENRY W. WILLIAMS. SOB STATE TREASURER. WILLIAM B. HART. Republican County Ticket FOR SHERIFF, OLIVER C. REDIC. FOB PBOTHOSOTARY, JOHN D.HARBISON. REGISTER A RECORDER, H. ALFRED AYRES. FOR TREASURER) AMOS SEATON. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, A. J. HUTCHISON, B. M. DUNCAN. FOR CLERK OF COURTS, REUBEN McELVAIN. FOR AL DLIFLH^, ROBERT A, KINZER. ISAAC S. P. DkWOLFE. FOR CORONER. ALEXANDER STOREY. ME. Hart, editor of the Washing ton Pa. Democrat, made oar town a visit this week, seeing some old friends. —The new license law, 1887, Tuf w»a no provision for the transfer of n license and licenses therefore cannot now be transferred by the Courts. RKV. Dr. Loyal Young preached in the Presbyterian Church of this plm»a last Sunday morning aad even ing. Prom the eloquent sermons he delivered many who heard them thought the Dr. was improving with bis age, now over 80 years. A* the recent Republican State Convention of New York a vote was taken on the next Presi dential candidate which resulted largely in favor of Bljin® a3 their choice. He had 201 votes to Sher man'* 4. This looks as if Blaine was regarded in New York ideate as the strongest candidate, Extra Session. The commissioners appointed to re vise the revenue laws of the State have finished their labors and made report of the same to the Governor. If the report or bill they have prepared is satisfactory to the Governor it is like ly be will convene the Legislature in extra session, for the porpose of en actinf it into a law. That a Dew re venue law is needed, and should bo pssstri before the the next ments are begun,is very well kuown. But tbe work of the Commission should be so matured and perfect as to make tbe session a very brief one. Tbe Governor would not be justified ia calling the Legislature in extra session unless this work haß been done in tbe interests of tbe taxpayers of tbe State. Beaver County Takes Action. In another place,it will be seen, tbe Republicans of Beaver county have aetod in the matter of a change in the mode of nominating candidates for Congress and tbe Stat 3 Senate. This now makes three counties of the four of this Congressional District that may be said to favor the change As the matter ia a very important one to the party, and as time will bo required to mature and set in motion tbe change made, we have felt it a doty to urge as speedy action in tbe matter as possible. The committees appointed by tbe different counties Should arrange for an early district conference, as much time and work may be consumed in getting the new machinery in running order. As matters look now there may be no conference of .the committees until af ter tbe coming election, but it should take place, both in this Congress and Senate District, as soon thereafter as east be arranged, Tbe work of tbe committees appointed, after they bavc held a conference, may likely l>e re ferred back to the different County Committees for approval or rejection, and hence it is easy to Bee that sev eral meetings may be required, aad a good deal of time also, before tbe work is completed. District Nominations. From Beaver Valley News of Sept. 29d inst. "At tbe meeting of tbe County Committee, Saturday, Messrs. M. F. Mecklem, I. F. Mansfield and 11. F. Dillon, were appointed a committee to meet similar committees from tbe other counties of our Congressional and Senatorial Districts, to consider a plan for district nominations,and to report tbe same back to the County Committee for further action " Tbe Washington, Pa, Obxerver in referring to the above says: "M. F. Mecklem, Esq., of Rochester, Hon Ira F. Mansfield, of Cannelton, ami Herman F. Dillon, of Beaver Falls, are tbe gentlemen appointed l>y Chairman Miller, of tbe Republican County Committee of Beaver couuty to constitute a committee which is to confer with a like committee appoint ed by tbe Mercer, Butler, Lawrence and Washington County Commit tees, with regard to tbe revitiiou and alteration of tbe mode of nominating State Senatorial and Congressional candidates. Tbe three first named counties, with Beaver, comprise the Congreasiouai district, aad the latter tbe State Senatorial. Tbe above committee is not empowered to act finally without first submitting tbe plana discussed at tbe joint confer ences to tbe County Committee." Strangely Decapitated. Wilkes-Barbe, Sept. 20—George Davis, a well-known farmf-r, who ■ owns a tract of land about four miles from West \anticoke, lost bis life in a very singular manner last c night. He drove to Nanticoke yes- F tefday afternoon with a 'amber wagon ' and double team, and started back ■ with his load about dark. At mid- J night his wife was aroused by hear ing the wagon coming up in front o( ' the house. She waited, but ber bus- j « band did not come in. Finally she ' got up, took a lantern and went out ' She found the wagon standing in j front of the door, and lying on the j ' lumber was the headless body of her < husband He bad evidently fallen ' asleep and laid down on the lumber j ' with his head over the side. The < horses had turned to one side, briug- j ing the wheel in contact with Davis' ' head and neck, completely severing 1 the head from the body. The horrible sight sent the poor wife into convulsions Her children came out and gave the alarm Some ] neighbors, realizing what had hap pened, started back along the road and found the mutilated head about two miies from the house. A Ghastly Find. The body of an elderly man, say 9 the Corry flyer, was found near Columbus, Saturday, lying two or three feet off a path which had been much traveled all summer. The bones of one arm were found several feet from the body, evidently having been pulled out of the sleeve by some animal. The body was reduced to almost a skeleton. Let* rs fouDd in the pockets showed the remains to be those of G R. Brundage, father of F. E Brundage, of Oil City, who was immediately notified. No marks of violence were found on the body. The Blizzard of Monday evening says: "Mr. Brundage 6ays bis father had been living at Emporium and he had supposed he was still there. How his death occurred cannot be explained, but the supposition is thai some time last spring (for his body when found was reduced to a skele ton) the unfortunate man had been iDjared by a fall or jump from a train, and crawling to the stump mentioned had died.— Franklin Citizen Press. The Saloon Men In Politics. At the mass meeting of the Per sonal Lib-League of Philadelphia, held recently at Industrial Hall, the fact was publicly proclaimed that its membership would this Fall enter the field of politics and support that one of the two great parties (mean ing the Democratic, of course) which would aid in the propo?ed repeal of the Sunday laws, so that liquors might be freely sold on that day. High License was condemned, and protests were entered against the re strictions placed upon the sale of li quor. This Personal Liberty League is composed largely of the saloon keepers of Philadelphia, and full preparations have been made to raise a large fund for use at the coming election. The President, Karl Kurl, said in his opening speech: "Now, the way for us to secure onr rights is by holding together in the political battles of the State, for while we are comparatively few in numb?r, we can muster enough force to our aid to hold the baUace of power, acid so gain those rights to which we are justly entitled, and of which fanatic.* are att3mptingto deprive us." This League i 3 b?ing extended throughout the State, and it is open ly boasted that its influence will be jxerted against the Republican can- Jidates, because a Republican Legis lature passed the High License bill md refused to repaal the Suuday law.— Ex. Couldn't Stand It. The Grove City Telephone has the following: "A young man iVom the northeastern pirt of the county went over into a district in Hickory town ship, where he had been engaged to teach the winter school. He appear ed and opened school in his usual form, by reading .Vom St. lames' ver sion of the Bible, He found the school to be almost entirely Catholic. Only a few would read with him, the rest stopping their cars. He taught two days and then we nt to the directors, threw up the Bchool and went home. He at once mado apj,li cation and secured a school where he is not likely to have any serious trouble from a religious point of view. It is left largely for our judges to say who shall not have license to sell liquors, but this matter seems to be left to adjust itself, and usually does so in a row. The young man might have done the right thing had he omitted the reading of the Scriptures, either the St. James or Catholic ver sion, especially in a case of this kind where the reading of either was like ly to cause trouble, and ordered the scholars to study their Biblo at homo as they saw proper." A Strange Funeral Custom. The New Castlo Nvwi says: The first case of diphtheria in this city this summer, was thit of an Italian child, which died on George street After tho little one was nude ready for the grave, the Italians, as is their custom, placed candy around tb<* corpse and let it remain there until just before the coflin was closed for ever from mortal sight, then the can dy was tuken from the child, and after the funeral procession started from the House the friends and relatives would throw this candy at the horses which drew tho carriage that con tained the corpse. Tho little child ren along George street, from where the child was buried, would up this candy and cat it, and now some of the physicians think that this may have been tte cause of tho spread of diphtheria. The Keystone Slate. Apropos of tho Pennsylvania in dorsement of Mr. Blaine, the Chicago Tribune recalls a few facts of histor ical interest concerning the tradition al influence of this State in National politics- As far back as 17IKJ the campaign doggeral ran: ".Still Pennsylvania lr.»l«h the, Aud neither North nor S > nil |>r.:viiU. Since parties were reorganized, 1825, it has never cast its electoral vote for auy unsuccessful candidate but once—in 1881—aud that was a result of the "accident" in New York to which the platform feelingly allud ed. Even before the present State Convention system made it so easy to take the eense of the party, and candidates were put forward by State Legislatures aud in other prim itive ways, Pennsylvania had a way of finding out strong party leaders. It was one of thu first States to de clare for Jackson, and in 1821 gave him 30,000 votes against 12,000 for all comjKstitors. COMMUNICATIONS. Honor to William Black. Esq., Messrs Eds.—A very pleasant birth dar anniversary celebration took place at the home of William Black, j K-q , in Marion township, this coun ty, on Friday the 23rd instant. Ear- ! iv in the day the friends and neigh bors began to assemble and with each was brought a basket full of the good substantial things of life, prepared in the best style of the culinary art, for which the ladies of that section ot Butler county are noted. Several ( hundred persons having arrived it be- i came evident that they could not be fed in the house, so temporary tables I were erected in the yard and when covered with the abundancs of snow whir? linen brought for the purpose, and the chicken, turkey, boiled ham, bread, biscuit, cake, pies, jellies etc., j were spread out, there was a dinner fit for any person to partake of, and from the manner in which it was dis posed of it was evident all were j pleased. Dinner being over the aud- j i ice was called to order by Hon. H. | C. McCoy and Washington Bovard, j Esq., of Cherry township was elected President ot the meeeting, which was opened with prayer Mr. A. J. Hutch ison. Rev. Imbrie was called on for some remarks aud delivered a pleasing address., congratulating Mr. Black on having passed the ,77th mile-stone in the race of life and wished him many years of pleasure and happiness. A. J .Hutchison respond? 1 to a call, congratulating Mr. Black and his es timable wife on tte pleasant eu round iDgs, the numbers pr mt indicating the esteem in which they were held in the neighborhood. Hon. H. C - McCoy in speaking of the times past referred to the melancholy fact that Wm. Black had made greater sacri fice for his country than most men of the county, having sent three sons to the army in defense of our country, but none returned to * 11 the tale of war, all three having offered their lives, and sealed with their blood their devotion to their country. Re marks were made by A. T. Black, Esq.. of Butler and others, when a very pleasing incident occurred in the presentation by Isa Black of Frank lin, Pa., of a fine silk hat, the gift of himself, R. W. and Ephraim Black Mr. Black congratulated his Uncle upon having a neat pair of boots, a fine coat and good hat but thought his appearance would be improved by a fine silk hat which waa given as a token of regard from the nephews to their venerable Uncle. Newton Black, Esq ,of Butler on behalf of Miss Effie Vanderlin presented Mr. and Mrs. Black with a pair of neat and ornato cup 3 and saucers. An album to Mrs. Black, the gift of their grand niece Mrs.Ella Ileineman of Butler, some fine linen and coffee the gift of Mrs. Naomi Bovard, some fine cakes the gift of Mrs. William Kerr and others. Some neat pres ents from Mrs. and Miss Murrin as a token of their good will, an umbrella from A. T. Black, Esq. of Butler, for a wet day, a good watch by J. B Lysaader aud Newton Black, of Butler, a bootjack by his brother John Black, Esq of Butler, and many other presents from friends aud neigh bors, the exact articles and donors we don't remember. There we met many of the old neighbors, the Porter.-*,DufTvs.Laugh- Ha 3, Mdfordi, Christiea. Kerrs, I)u --gans, Gilghriata, Win G. Smich and wife, Speer?,and many others.all come with words of good cheer for him who§e 77th year had just passed and 78th be^uc. Isa Black, the photographer, Eph raim and R W.Black and their wives, Misses Delia and Julia Scott, of Frauklin, drove down to extend their congratulations, as did John Black, Esq. and wife, J. B Black and wife, A* T. Black, E-q. Lysander Black and others from Butler. All were awarded a hearty welcome by the ho.-pitnl couple,and to all their friends in tbe future, as in the past, they nay the ''latch string is out " The even ing drew on, the friends returned to their homes, all feeling better because they had taken time in the race of life to extend to William Black and wife their hearty congratulations on this long to be remembered occa sion. Tha: there nuy bo nuny re tu-nt of the birthday anniversary to this same household is tho wish of ONE WHO WAS THERE. The Biggest Birthday Party. EDS. CITIZEN:—OD Sat.. Sept., 17th, a great meeting was held at the residence of Ilenrv Kohlmeyer, Esq , Byrom Center. It was the last day of his seventy-fifth year, and his many friends determined to show their regard for him by visiting him at his home. His quick perception had noticed something in his sur rounding indicating that ho might be attacked —not with any danger ous disease, but by his neighbors. But ho was not sure Unit, a calam ity would befall him, or if 8.), when it might happen. Ho he didn't have his shot-gun reudy, and was easily captured. On the appointed day, the people began to come, and come, till it seemed an if they were anticipating the time of the Parker Fair, and had misH:d the ptace. Almost the entire neighborhood turned out. ami dele gatus were thero from Clinton viile, Km'enton, l'arker, North Washing ton, Butler, Franklin, Mr-re * Co., and the States of Ohio and Nebraska. Dinner was furnished to (145 person?. Or. C. S. Kerr, of E nlenton, was made Chairman of the meeting Two fine, easy chairs, were presented to Mr. and Mrs Kohlmeyer by their children, also borne of the things by friends, all as tokens of the good wishes of the donors, —By the way Mrs. Kohlmeyer's birthday H the next day after her husband's. A few remarks were made by Rev. Win. Branfield, Rev. J. it Coulter, and Mr. Isaac Miller, also Mr. Kohlmey er gave a brief account of bis life, and thanked the people for their friend ship shown by this meeting. 'J'he Cornet Band of Kiulenton, and the Martial Band of Cra*vfords Corners, furnished muaic for the occasion Two games of ball wero played in one of the Squire's fields. The pafty was a very pleasant one —a complete succe-s. There was many a meeting of old friends, which would never have taken place, but for this occasion. Rev. Wrn. Bran field led in prayer, and after the sing ing of "Praise Cod from Whom all blessings flaw" ho pronounced the Benediction. A few facta and duU'H of .Mr Kohl meyer's lifts, given by Lim, will be ol interest to mauy of j our readers. lie was born iu Centre Co. PH., Sept. 18, 1812—came to Lin present neighborhood iu 1835—made 20 double tripH over tbo Mountaina, by wagon, and 3 on horotbutk, was mur ricd in 1838 to Miaa Lerina Low, who died in 1803, and to hi a present wife, Ali.sa Jano Say, in 1808. Only two Hons and a daughter of hi* acveu children, by his first wife, are living, and the older one of his two sons, by these ,nd, George, the younger ot these two, was, in 1881, suddenly cut off by a most distressing accident. So families pass away, and it a ques tion of time with us sll. "We a little longer wait —but how little none can kno"w" AMICUS Allegheny Twp. News. EDS. CITIZEN: —Mr. J. C. Kiskad don recently met with qnite an acci dent. He and another man were chopping on the same log when the man's ax slipped from his hands, striking Mr. Kiskaddon's leg between the knee and ankle, inflicting a severe wounl. His physician says he may be able to be around in a few weeks- The Wilson bros. have completed their second well on the Robert S. Grant farm, the well is good for 20 barrels. Thursday the 22nd inst. we met with quite a number of our Republi can candidates of Butler county at the Parker Fair. Being a very wet day we expected to see their feathers somewhat drooped, but they were cheerful and in good spirits. We feel assured that they are prepared to stand the storm that is predicted on the Bth day of November; we wish them success. J. T. A Re-union. BOVARDPA,. Sept. 22, 1887. EDS. CITIZEN :—At the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. David Arner, on South Slippery Rock the morning being cloudy and wet to their surprise their neighbors began to arrive till the number grew to nearly two hundred persons, for all the rain still came down hard- It slacked off about one o'clock long enough to eat of the bouutiful reiVeshments of the good things which were all ready at the table. The Rev. Burwell ask ed the blessing, then all partook of the bounties that were spread before them. After dinner all retired to the house where there president, Dr, Washabaugh, called the gathering to order, with Robert McElhaney, secretary, after which Mr. Washing ton Bovard made a prayer. After some remarks were made by others present Dr. Washabaugh presented the following presents as they are named : cake by Mr. and Mrs. Mont. Day, fruit dish by Lottie Arner, pitch er by Mrs. George Arner, pitcher by Mrs R. S. Bryan, fruit dish, by Mr. George Arner, cake stand, by Mr. and Mrs .J S. Chambers, to Mr. Ar ner by Lottie Arner, stand cover, by Mr. and Mrs. A. K. McCandleas, pit cher, and rack by Mr. John Day, large cane rocking chair, by Mr. and Mrs. James Hogg. After which the Rev. Burwell made a short prayer, then all left for home, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Arner many more happy years yet. A FRIEND. McNees Reunion. Tho second reuniou of the McNees family was held at the residence of Mrs. Elisabeth McNees and Mr. Jno. Bennett in Worth Tp., Butler Co., on Sept. 20, 1887 where over 250 people, mostly relations and descend ants of tho McNees and Taylor fam ilies, met to renew old acquaintance and spend a few hours in social en joyment. An excellent dinner was prepared by the ladies present:—after dinner the meeting was organized by electing I. C. McNees president and J. C. Kelly, Sec, David McCune, Esq ,of Plaing.ove, Lawrence Co., led in prayer-—after which an inter esting communication from Mr. Waliace of Bloomiogton, 111. was read byßrenard McCune. A piece composed by Mrs. McCune of Law rence Co., was read by James Mc- Nees. Appropriate remarks were made by two or three persons pres ent. On motion, David McCune, Uriah Ramsey, W. E.Taylor and J C. Kelly, were elected a committee to prepare a history of tho McNees aud Taylor families, to report at next meeting, which will be held at West Liberty, Butler Co., Pa., on the sec ond Tuesday of Sept. 1888. After singing the long metre doxology the meeting adjourned. Although the illness of Mrs. Elis abeth McNees ca3t a gloom over the assembly, all felt that they had spent a very pleasant inectiug together. SEC. Still Another. GLADE MILLS, Sept. 27, 1887. EDS. CITIZEN: —StiII another. An other what? you ask. Well another birthday party, of course. This time down in Jefferson twp., at the resi dence of Mr, John Puff. It came off on Thursday last, the 221 inst, that duy being the lifey-ninth anniversary of Mrs, Pufi sbirth. The uflair was a very enjoyable one. In number it would not compare favorably with the Smith party in tbe northern part of tbe county, au account of which we read in the But ler papers. liut it may well be qui B tioned whether it did fully equal it iu the enjoyment it afforded to those who were present. The party was composed of tbe near relatives of Mr. aud Mrs. I'uff, living in the vicinity of their home, There were present all their child ren —live in number; all their grand children, twelve iu number, two sons-iu-law and one daughter in law l'esides these, there were present a sister of Mrs. Puff and two of b>r nieces. To tho previous mentioned as present on tbe occasion must be added tbe pastor of tbe honored fami ly aud of tho other families present, as we-11. We have often fouud corn paratively small gatheiingd of this kind to be more pleasurable than those attended by larger numbers So it seemed to bo on the occasion referred to, just enough present to make it a real pleasure to be oua of tbe number. A great dinner was prepared, and when it was ready, and the company were invited to partake of it, it seem ed, as we sat down at tho table as though the enjoy meut of the occasion had reached its greatest height, Rich aud substantial, as well as del icate and tempting were the viands that graced the table. Such a dinner prepared the way for tho rich social entertainment that fol lowed. Everyone was in hia boat mood, and the climax of enjoyment which we thought had been reached at the dinner table, only now seemed to be culminating. After a few hours spent in social intercourse and in listening to the charming muaic, vocal and instru mental, the company all assembled in the large parlor, valuable and appro priate presents were brought forward by the children and presented to their parents. There presents were all useful and timely. They were un doubtedly selected with a view to the comfort of the recipients during the inclemency of the coming winter. IJoth the presentation and the recep tion were informal—the giver Him- ply depositing in the lap of the re ceiver, his or her gift, and the re ceiver simply expressing thanks. This interesting performance over, the pastor, Rev. E Ogden, was called on for a speech. He responded in a few remarks, and at the close of them offered praise and thanksgiving to ; the bountiful Oiver of every good— j the source of all real enjoyment and happiness. Soon after this the com pany began to disperse, departing for their several homes, taking with them happy experiences which will be to them pleasing reminiscences , for davs and vears to come. O. Elora Items. The school is progressing finely under the care of W. It. Cowden, of West Liberty. The "Committee" surprised H. Book on last Tuesday night. They say the 'Squire had plenty of turkey for once. J. C. Snyder, E-q„ and daughter Madie, are visiting atMeadville. J. L. Thompson ii attending school at Sunbury Academy. He says he likes it all but the getting up at fonr o'clock. We notice quite an improvement at Rev. Williams' in shape of a new fence around his residence, J. C. Hunt, of this place isjclerking in Mercer. We are glad to hear of his getting along nicely. Mrs. Frank Critchlow, of Prospect, visited friends of this place the first of the week Master Bert Thompson is visiting at Centreville. BKANT. Soldiers' Monument. HEADQ'RS BUTLER CAMP N0.126) SONS OF VETERANS, I The following resolutions were passed at a regular meeting held Sep. 22 1887. Resolved : That this camp deems it to be its duty to inaugurati meas ures for the purpose erecting a monu ment at the county seat of Butler county to the soldiers of the county who died in the service. That Brother W. C. Thompson be appointed and authorized to appoint other Bros , to aid him and to invito the aid and co-operation of A. G. Reed Post No. 105 G. A. R., and all G. A.R.Posts and all soldiers as well as the patriotic men and women of this county. That Grand Army Posts be invit ed to appoint committees of co-opera tion, and to suggest a general plan of action. That these resolutions be printed in all the county papers friendly to the project and that the editors are requested to call public attention to the necessity of sncb a monument, in such manner as they deem proper. W. C- THOMPSON, Capt Attest. C. N. RAMSEY, Ist Ser'gt Society Meeting. The Anti-Tobacco and Temperance Society of West Sunbury and vicini ty will bold their annoal meeting in tne West Sunbury Academy, on the first Friday night of October—Oct. 7 Yours Respectfully, W. M. CAMPBELL. Dom Pedro Insane. CINCINNATI, Sept. 19. —A private letter haH been received here from a gentleman in Rio Janeiro giving in formation that the Emperor Dom Pe dro, who had been failing for some time, hud finally completely lost his mind. His daughter, Donna Izabel, in Europe, was telegraphed for. As soon as she arrived at Rio Janeiro, this states, it was resolved to send Dom Pedro to Europe. He sail ed from Rio Janeiro on June SO, never to return and his daughter, Donna Izabel, is cow at the head of the government. When Dom Pedro sailed more than 30,000 people followed him to wharf, but everybody was silent and seemed to feel nothing but pity for the old man who was leaving them forever. He is now in Europe, and is under going treatment by the best French physicians. Why Are You A Republican Why are the young men who poll their Urnt votes Republicans? Why is the most intelligent portion ot this Nation allied with the Republican party? For various reasons, princi pal among which are these: The Republican party freed the slaves and thus relieved the country of that incubus of disgrace. The Republican party preserved the Union of States. The Republican party ruled during tho most perilous tiuiuj with uncxiui ptad ability. The Republican party restored a national credit which had been de stroyed by Democrats, The Republican party advocated and still advocate protection to Ainer can labor. It is progressive and takes the most advanced utand on every ques tion. It does not depend on any quibble or misrepresentation for its capital It appeals to the thought aud consid eration of sensible, conservative peo ple. It would scorn to succeed by methods of iutimidation practiced in the Democratic Southern States. A vote for tbe candidates of the Republican party will be a vote for patriotism and love of country. —ln these days, when tbe raising of fine cattle is becoming a groat bus iness, aud purity of blood is a great question, aud when herd books for tbe registration of cattle are to be found almost everywhere, it will be well for all parties interested to ro member that the Legislature at its last session passed a law which met with Gov. Beaver's approval on on tho 19tb day of May, which pro vides that every person who shall knowingly, by misrepresentation or false pretense, obtain from any club, society or association established for the improvement of any kind of stock, horses, cattle, hogs or shoep, the reg istration of an animal in tb-i regiater or herd book, shall upou conviction thereof be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not greater than one year, by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both fine aud imprisonment at tbe discretion of the Court. —The Greenville Nr.w* says there is an unusual demand for peach stones in this neck of the woods at present. Jones liros, and Win. Achre each have on hand over 100 bushels, for which they have paid $1 per bushel* To what use they are to be put no one seems to know, though it ia generally believed that they are to be planted and budded by nursery men for the Southern trade. An Important Law. The following act was passed at the last session of tbp Legislature: "Be it enacted that jurors, witness es and constables attending the sev eral courts of this commonwealth, or any other persons, who, by law, 1 are required to travel to the county seat, and who, under existing laws, are entitled to mileage, shall have the same computed by route usually trav eled in going from the points or places where s-aid jurors, witnesses, constables, or other persons may re speetively reside, to the county seat whether that route be by the public highways, railroads, or otherwise; provided, that in no case shall more mileage be allowed than for the miles actually traveled." The general result of the law will be to add very decidedly to the costs of running the courts. The act ap plies not only tojurors and witnesses but to constables and assessors. It will also increase the expenses of privat3 litigation by running up higher bills for witness fees. This will have a tendency to uimiuish the number of small cases. The county treasury will feel the increased cost in criminal cases. Nine-tenths of the costs imposed as a part of the sen tence of convicted criminals is finally paid by the county. Under this enactment it will pay many jurors and witnesses to serve one day at least. The intention of the law is, of course, to save from loss those citizens who are impiessed in the public service in this way, but its operation will frequently be to give more than bare compencatiou for money and time expended. The law will be popular with the people in their respective capacities of juror, witness, constable or assessor, but not so popular with the public in its capacity as a taxpayer. It connot be ascertained at this time how deep ly the new method of computing dis tance under this bill will cut into the treasury, but milage fees will in many cases, be more than doubled. Fire Clay. We have been shown, aDd have a specimen at our office, of a fire clay that is found on the farm of Mr. Anthony Thompson, of Centre twp., this county. 11 is so pure as to be per fectly free from sand, and is the kind preferred in all furnaces requiring great heat. Being hard as iron, and at the same time soft, it will not crumble, and is used for fire proof brick and for many other purposes A mine has been opened on the farm and some of the fire clay taken to and . used in the Sharon, Pa., iron works, The farm of Mr. Thompson is likely to prove a very valuable one on ac count of this stone. Married at the Fair. They had a wedding at the Youngs town fair, Wcdi esday, in the pres encejof 10,000 people. Tho contract ing parties were William Richmond, of Fowler, Ohio, and Miss Sadie Jamison, of Courtland, Ohio, whose parents reside at New Castle, Pa Both were young, but stood up brave ly while the cerimooy was perform ed by Rev. Boyd, of New Bedford, Pa. Mr. »tid .Mrs. Richmond was presented with SSO by the Fair Asso ciation, and a complete outfit for housekeeping by merchants and oth ers — New Castle Cuurant, 23 —Parker City had a grand natural gas light illumination oj the 22<i irist , v bich is said to have been the most interesting uH'.iirever seen in Purk'T. l.i answer to the question, "How tuu-'h c-ial wil! an acre ol coal land furnish?" the editor of the Coal Trade Journal replies: "It is gen erally reck-iued at one thousand tons, per foot, per acre. That is about all the clean coal you can get out of it, although, theoretically, there is tenor twi lye per cent more iu the seam " —The Grand Jury of Erie county has sustained the charges ngaiust Sheriff G.fford, andthe caso now goes |to court. The charges included under feeding them and tainted meat, and keeping them on the verge of starva tion. The jail phy ician mode the charges, and the County Commiss ioners, who made personal tions, found the Sheriffs cooks pre paring putrififd meal, testified iu sup port of the charges. —The* Eo;?li*!i liUtbornn Cbure-b of this place is being enlarged and ini proved. Tboold ye.-tibule aud 6tnit6 buvo boen taken out, wbich cnlutyeH the auditorium BO that eighty addi tional persons can be seated The whole inaide of tho eburch will be finely papered and painted. The im provements give tbe church a line ap pearance and are much admired. Owing to theso improvements there wiil be no services iu the church tin til Sunday week, Oct. 9. —About 185 brewers met in secret notion in Harrishtjrg lately and formed a Pennsylvania Hrewer's As sociation to fight prohibition in every form. The membership fee was $5 and a secret assessment was levied, to begin work at once. A similar convention was held in New York tbe day before with 100 brewers pres ent. They decided to fight temper ance, yol to continue to arork within the ranks of both old parties Jas. T Sparknian made the chief address and alarmingly q ioted the figures sho»vi:ig tho steady growth of the Prohibition party vote. —The Governor can now consider the question of uu extra session with great propriety. 110 has had no time to examine the report of tbe Revenue Commission, but ho will now un doubtedly do so, and do it with great care. As his approval is essential, it would bo rediculous to call on extra session of tho legislature t > piss any bill which be could not sign. And there is no danger that any such thing will be done. It is not unlikely it may be con cluded that since a revenue bill has been prepared that will actually in crease the State revenues a special session is desirable. If it shall be called, tne bill passed can go into ef fect as the late bill would have done had it become a law.— Phila• Press. —The First National Hank ofCor ry closed its doors on Friday morn ing la*t, being closed up by the gov ernment authorities. Examiner Hugh Voting took possession and posted u notice on the door that busi ness bad been suspended. The ex aminer refused to be interviewed ponding his investigation, but It is stated on other authority that the trouble is the result of a quarrel be tween President Marviu, of the bank, and its late cashier, Mr. Mulkio It is claimed that the affairs of the in stitution are in good condition, that it is perfectly solvent, notw itbaiand ing all reports to the contrary, and that it will resume business within 30 days.— Ex, —The Parker Fair last week was a success, notwithstanding the incle ment weather. —Among the Republicans of this county there seems to be v<ry gener al satisfaction with their county tick et. We hear of no Republican who thinks of scratching any part of it at the polls. —An interesting and touching in cident in the Philadelphia celebrati on was the setting up of a part of the fac-simile of the first printed copy of tho constitution of the United States, reproduced by The North American, by Robt. Pierce, with the same stick and rule his father used in assisting to set it up just one hundred years ago, and which had never been used since, aud just the same take. too. One of the persons who witnessed the event, said . "Well, sir, that is the most touching and eloquent incident of this whole magnificent celebrati on." Mr. Pierce is eighty-seven years old. —The Republican Convention of this State last year issued an address to the voters, in which tbe following self-evident propositions were presen ted : "Anything that is calculated to lessen the products of American labor decreases tbe wages of Ameri can workmen. Every dollar's worth of goods manufactured and imported into the United States displaces a dol lars worth of home production ; and the American accor dingly ; hence,strike-? and labor trou bles have followed attempts of the Democratic party to degrade Am erican labor to the European stand ard, by removing wholly or partially the duty upon goods of foreign man ufacture, ond their culmination bus been reached in the election of a Free* Trade Administration." Let every one who invests capital in our indus tries, and all who live by their labor digest these facts, and vote according lv. 7 ivl A lUD._ _ McCULI.OUGII —COOPER At the home of the bride, Sept. 21, lSt7, by the Rev. R. R. Durst, of Prospect, Mr. D. M. McCnl lough,of Mitddycreek Tp., ami Miss Ma Cooper, daughter of J. 11. Cooper of Worth twp. PAINTER—MEALY—Sept. 10, IWJ7, by Rev. J. S. Elder, Mr. Frank At. l'wiiter ol Butler, Pa., and Mit-s Sadie Meaty, of Lick ingville, Pa. GROSSMAN—MOORE—Sept. 27, 1887, at Butler, by Rev. W. K. OlJer, Mr. J. \V. Gtos.-iiiaii aud Miss Miriam E. Moore, both of Butler Co., Pa. RAY—MILLER—At the Methodist parson age, Wednesday evenitg, Sept. 28, 18J-7, b, Rev. S. 11. Nesbitt, Mr. Miss Matilda Miller, all of Clay twp. FORD—CLARK—At Butte City, Moiit&nsi Territory, Sept. 22, 1867, by the Rev. Jas. B. Clark, formerly a citizen of Butler, Mr. Travcrs M. Ford aud M iss Mary E. Clark, daughter of the officiating clergyman. Care for the Children Children feel the debility of the changing seasons, even more than adults, and they be come cross, peevish, atul uncontrollable. The blood should be cleansed and the system invigorated by the use of Hood's Sarsaparilla. " Last Spring my two children were vacci nated. Soon after, they broke all out with run ning sores, so dreadful I thought I should lose them. Hood's Sarsaparilla cured them com pletely ; and they have been healthy ever since. I do feel that llowl's Sarsaparilla saved my childrcu to nic." MBS. C. L. THOMPSON, West Warren, Mass. Purify the Blood Hood's Sarsaparilla is characterized by three peculiarities : Ist, the combination of lemedial agents; 2d, the proportion; 3d, tbe process of securing the active medicinal qualities. The result is a medicine of unusual strength, effecting cures hitherto unknown. Send for book containing additional evidence. "Hood's Sarsaparilla tones up my system, purifies my Mood, sharpens mv appetite, and seems to make me over." J. l\ TUOMI-SOX, Register of Deeds, Lowell, Mass. "Hood's Sarsaparilla beats alt others, and Is worth its weight in gold." I. ii.iKltUiuxo.N. 130 fiank Street, New York City. Hood's Sarsaparilla (told by all druggists. $1; six for $5. Mads only by C. I. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Mass. 100 Doses One Dollar I'ltMlllilUli'iliUM I H Cure a"" 1 Remove* Tan ' Bunburn » " 2 / K \ Beo Bttngs, Moe- E if / eßSry \ qulto and All 3 « 1 ..J I Insect Bites, * \ / rtiri.Wt, HLOTeIIKS, arid every form of skin / \blemishes, positively cured | MtH "V lon the mott delioute skin SJ I 2 I without leaving a war, by II \ / SOD Oiao.t3m.en-t. ■ Fnce SOcts., BOcW. and »1. ■ At drucriaU or by mall. ■ 3. HOD Plli MMTJ 00., NOW London. Conn. ■ title llou Pills for slck-hourtscho.dyHpep.ia, ■ S jld IS y f.vr.i;v DKHBOIST IN BUTLICR BUTLER MARKETS. The following are the selling prices of mer chants of tins place : Apples, per bushel, .1') to 10 Butter, per pound, 20 to 2."» ets. Beans, per qt. 8 to lOets. Cabbage, new, 7 to 10 ets. Candles, mold, 1 I to 15. ets. Carbon oil, 10 to 15 ets. Cheese, 12 to 15 cU pur lb. Crackers, 7 to 10 ets. per lb. Chickens, per pair, -10 to 50. ets. Coffee, Uio, .'to ets. Coffee, Java, »5 etc. Coll koa' ted, 25 to .'lO els. Coffee, ground, 20 to 2<J ets. Eggs, 18 ets. Fist), mackerel, 10 to 15 ets. Flour, per barrel, $4.50't0 $iT. Flour, per sack, $1.15 to $1.50.. Feed, chop, per 100 pounds, $1 10. Feed, bran, per 100 lbs. sl. Grain, wheat per bushel, !)0. Grain, oa s per bushel .'SO to U."ots Grain, corn per bushel 10 ctn. Lard, 10 C . Hams, 15c ts. Honey ,20 ets. Shoulders, 10 ets, Itacon, 15 ets. Dried beef, 18 to 25. Corn meal, per pound, 2 ets. Potatoes, new, 25cts ft peek, Kice, 8 to 10 ots. Sugar, hard, 8 ets. Sugar coffee, 7 ets. Sugar, raw, <i| ets. SO IJ>, 5 to 10 ets. Salt, per barrel, sl.lO, Tea, liysou, Gunpowder, etc., 50 eta. to SO Tea, Japan, etc., 50 to <jo ets. Tea, Break last, 40 to 80 ets. Tallow, 8 ots. Timothy seed. $2,00. Clover " $5,50 Washed wool 25 to 30 ets. Unwashed wool, I<> to 20 ets. CHOICE FRUIT. Having lalien'the agency tor the choice I'ruit Trees,- Beautiful Shrubbery, Ornamental Trees, Aue eveijthing else In the Nuis -ry line, o' the New I.IIKIUIHI NK*S. RLUISR & < «>., N. V.. I will «• ill upon you In Ihom ar future iiutl volK'tt your onl«.T# for spring delivery. A. H, FALLER, Butler, - - Invito your inspectio.i ol their stock of KALI, and WIN ILK Millinery Goods. Receiving goods evciy week their slock is always FRESII AND COMPLETE. FALL MILLINERY! Oar line of Ladies, Misses and Children's STRAW and FELT HATS and BONNETS, in all the newest fall and winter shapes, in now complete at the Lending Millinery House, 1). T. PAPE, No. IB South. Main St.* - - * - Butler. Pa ESTABLISHED IN 1867. linn By honest dealing we ba7e developed our present large business and our experience of twenty years enables us to offer purchasers advantages which cannot be had elsewhere. Buying direct from the best woolen mills of this aud foreign countries, not only reduce? the cost oi our garments, but also gives us positive knowl edge of the quality of the materials we use. Manufacturing cur goods right at home, employing none but the best of tailors and overseeing evi ry detail ourselves, makes our clothing stand unsurpassed in fit, workmanship, or durability. Our stock of Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats is a large oce, and our knowledge of the wants of the people has assisted much in mak iug the assortment 60 complete. All goods are marked in plain figures, and one price only. Mail orders will have our best attention SIWnCEAMSEH No 161 Federal Street, ALLEQH3HY, PA. 111111 and Tailors furnished with samples on application. |i ~ ==r Sine feflene gelegenljeU bietet f£ft a m ttt u t Bticfcl- tm& 0cl)ul)-^an0. SEenn fte *ur gair Jommert, uergeffen fte nid&t oorjufpred&en Bet unl, um bie grofeen 33argain§ roeldje toir geben in ©tiefeln unb ©suljen gu priifen. SDJan pergeffe ben niajt, 9io. 22 ©iib SKain ©tr. Sutler, £ie grijfete 2lußnml>l in ©tiefeln, ©d&uljen unb i fur fold&e sreife bie ©ie raerben. SBir ftnb im (Srnft. ©efdjnfte miiffen gemadjt nierimt btefeS ©pcitjaljr, befsfjalb ftnb bie fo Ijerabgefefct, ba& fte 9liemanb iibertreffen lann, roenn fte ein genauer Jlaufer ftnb fiir boat fo lauft 3ft* &oHar tnefyr in meinent Saben al£ in irgenb einem anberen in Sutler i Gountp. Urn biefeS gu beroeifen fefc bie folgenbe Ureislifle 1 Itamen Knopf ©djulje 90, SI.OO, $1.25, u. $1.50 I ftrauen Knopf ©sulje 75, 90, SI.OO u. $1.25 I Kinber Knopf ©djufje 10, 25, 50, u. 75 cent* samen ©d»ul>e mit ftrctuen SBafferbicbte „ „ „ 60, 75, 90, u. SI.OO Kinber SUafferbidjte „ „ „ 25, 50, 60, u. 75 unb t>ielc attbere SBargaiits. Scantier feine ©djufje SI.OO, $1.25 u. $1.50 ftnaben feine ©cfiufje 75, SI.OO u. $1.25 i 3Kiinner unb Knaben 2lUtna3«©c6ube 75, SI.OO u. $1.25 3)(anner Kip ©ttefel $1.50, SI.BB, *-2 00 u. $2.50 ' finaben Jtip ©tiefel SI.OO, $1.20, $1.40 u $1.75 | SiiMfllinfle flip ©tiefel .*5, 90, SI.OO u. $1.2« 3)er sHaunt roirb e3 tiidjt geftatten bie 9preifen an one SBaoren anjubeuten, abet fommt ju mir unb id} roili Gus beroeifen baft itfc nidjtS 013 erfte Jtlaffe SBaaren verfaufe unb 3u poliig 25 srogent niebriger, aIS irgenb ein i saus in SJutler (Sounty. Dauptquartier fiir IJoflon <summt=sdjul)C. SKanner ©umnm ©tiefel, SJofton ftabrif 42.85 Sliinner ©djnallen SirticS, " " 1.00 2lUe anbere ©umnmSSaaren gesrabe fo billig. ©djufjen unb ©tiefeln roerben auf Sefteßunq gemast. Gine grojje 2tudroaljl con fclbftoerfertigten ©c&uljen unb ©tiefeln intmer an sanb. 91eparirung ju tmifjigen £ebet unb ginbingS. 3oI) n 331 <k 1 1, 22 Siib-iHain Str., littler, sa. The Great I EXPOSITION! 4, BUM SMS IM. 4, Wis announce to the people fn" ami wide that we wtil exhibit our co'lossil or start"ng wonders, to secure whle.i ml viris or the i arrli - Kc-ope. Asia, mid portions o me l . H. liave been sei V he,l, and such inu<rgn>'ratloii as lias revcr bwu see.i 8l"ee tne ilr.vNoah enter ed Hie Ail'. The mighty lClep mnt.the ureal KK ii' eras, the Hlppopoltomas.t'ie ch:<iipn>r<ie.th« Ou-rnng-oiitan« on run out and st'ck out your tonvrue out, the greatest living wonders or the n"e w.U excit • no wonder wnen compared with the iii"'tH!i'l • or monster attractions on exh'bt- Hon at of " g.-e.-.t moral C'cus and Meuugerlc. The roa-i and howls of the would-lje couipott tor who A pes the methods, but cries down the attractions of our own and only Greatest Show on eai.h will he drowned la tbejo.w'ul acclam ations of a delighted populace. Remember I til great show IHISSCSSCS no objectionable features and Is the delight of the cit't. red and rcllner. We show under one canopy four great shows, the Largest Stork—Uivatost variety—llest (ioods and styles I>owest Trices. We have se ci'"ed a magnlilcent Brass Band which will be a prominent feature of our great, show. :s rings wllli a nenerute and eouthuous performance being enacted In each . njf. NEW AND NOVEL attractions, a .lolly Clowns. T'IO greatest liv ing. walk'ng. breathing, talking cc losllles ol the age. J'hunnv I'hellows sure to sell you and all the people laugh when they see the bar gailis.i hey olTer. Other and greater attractions greet the delighted eye on ever} side—the Pro prietor and Maimgei ; swinging In the living trapez.'attached .o the highest plnacle of suc cess, give such c.'inbllioiis of nerve and daring in sweeping reductions, gor/eous dlsolays and womb rial bargains as lo c ill forth t.ie plaudits | oI the most prudent aim economical. Ine man agein»nt beg leave lo announce that in t.iclr 1111 tiring zeal In the search for the rare and curious, astonishing resul's have u'.ways followed and we open for your Inspecl'on a collos sal collection or brlgii and new Kali Styles In Mens' lloys anil (Mill liens Clothing, Hats, C P ITmlcnv.-; r, SlOrts, I'ollurs. ( Ulir. Tier, Hosiery, Itandker chiefs,Mulders. (iloves. .Milieus, t'mbrel las. Trunks, Valises, Satchels, Straps, Brushes, Combs, .leweliy, tUirscts. .ler sevs. Stockings with a fall line of Notions. Ac. Itlg bargains all through the show. Song by the Clown : - Men and youth ami boys and all, Shori and So.'ld. lean and tall. WHO need a suit of doth s this lull. We do invite you now lo call For we are roiling on the ball. And you are sure to make a haul, Whatever you purchase, g.eat or small. Song' 2- "What are the wild waves saying." liny yoin* clothing and l'"i'nisliing goods of li. A. IIICCK. Song :i: ' Her bright smile haunts me Mill," the smile ol satisfaction that beamed from the face of the ladv who dressed her Utile hoy In one ol lleck s irrcslstable sulis. If you want losave money and increase >oiir pile droppiu and c tlt''CK,and lie'll make you all smile. lie possesses the power to sprciul happiness around. And his store is I lie place where bargains are found. Moors open at 7A. M Hose at. s r. M. Ad mittance, Cents l-'ree. I.adles and ciiildreu lialf price. Remember the place. D. HECK'S, No. 11, North Hatn St., llnffj'i. Itlorli, BUTLER, - PA. A proved remedy tor Consumption and dis east s of 'l'broat and laings. New l.lfe and Vigor follows Its use. Ask for Baker's Oil and Malt, or write to JNO 0. BAKER <Si CO,, Phila Jelohia. THE CITIZEN * IS THE BEST MUG MEDIUM IN BUTLER. COUNTY. AL KINDS OF WORK DONE AT LOWEST PRICES.