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JW a. * W. C. SEfcLEV. PROPRIETORS. KM KirTIoX UTB-roflAG* IKKI'AID : Ok • l -f° 811 rw>nth» .... 5 Ttrw 4 ' blm4 kt r—«»Wrr at B«Uer«* MI w..l l'-r r—AT. JULY U, »W. REPUBLICAN TICKET. JtVIOSAL. I'uß rRKXIKKXT. GEN BENJAMIN HAKUISON. of Mian*, rot Ti«'t mrtiniiiiT. HON. LEVI r. MORTON. »»I New York. KT A Vic tual iri«.K m rui-.m cor nr. JAMES T. MITiHEI-F- of lIUI»KIpKU. COISTT. OBWHK CHAUI.fc- <"■ TOWNsESD. of Bearer County STATF MUiAT*. I»B J. B. SHOW ALTER, of Mllleistown. B ntWTN BOUGS. of ZelI«'i»opl»'. JOSEm THOM AS. JH-.ot Kirns City- JVir OOMMISSIOkI*. w. fOWIJ* CAM«'BEi.U of WntW twp. Sugar—ln Congress. Everybody is partial to sugar All like it. Because. we suppose. It is sweet. Bat only about the tenth port that is need by as in the I nited States is grown or made in the l, ui ted States. Most all of this tenth part, of cane sugar, is made in the S*ate of Louisiana, or the extreme eoatbern parts ot country. They fbere wan t .protection for it, by a tar iff against the Cuban and foreign im portations of sugar. Heretofore they have received tariff protection, by bills framed by the Republicans, in Congress. But now comes a rather aliasing scene to the Republicans and a perplexing one to the Demo crats. They now have a majority ia Congress, and from Cleveland down have declared in favor of taking off or the tariff ou all arti cles of food or clothing that we do not or cannot grow or produce in this country. This is the mistaken prin ciple of tbeir Mills bill. But Louisi ana is a Democratic State and her sugar-makers demand the usual pro tection, by a tariff on foreign sugar. To rrant it will be inconsistent with tbeir avowed principles. But it wont do to offend a Democratic State and bence the tariff on sugar is retained ia the Mills bill. When this item in tbe bill was recently under discussion in Congress the Republican members twitted tbe Democrats, by asking tbem tbe difference in principle, be tween tbe sngar growing of Louisia na and tbe wool growing of Ohio. Here was a dilemma for the Demo crats. And this sugar article illus trates tbe fallacy of their whole doc trine of free trade. If it is right, as it is, to protect the sugar interest of lioaisiana from being destroyed by foreign importation, then it is right to protect tbe potato growers of Pennsylvania from being undersold by brinfring in of potatoes from for eign parts. And tbe same principle applies to alt our other industries, our iron and glass manufacturing, our sbeep-raising and woolen manu facturing, and everything else that we can grow or raise. And nothing ia modern times is more absurd or suicidal than the position the Demo crats have takeu on the tariff ques tion, which fact they will realize after the coming November election. THE President and his party serve the interests of Europe; we will sup- ! port tbe interests of America.—Re publican Platform. Whence Came "Hoosier?" — Had the Nickname Its Origin in "Husher" or 'Who's Yere?' FrMi American Notes ao<i Queries.] The origin of this word is in dis- Cte ud no anthoritive settlement ■ been arrived at Here are a batch of explanations that arc given for what tbey may be worth. It is said that tbe early Western settlers, proud of their strength in log-rolling and haaas raising, were called by their aeighbora "hashers," from their phy aical ability to still their opponeuts. Hsober was a common term for bully ia tbe West. The rude boatmen of Indiana, rejoicing in their Btrength, often displayed it on the levee at New Oriaana. One of them, after some remarkable act of prowess, not under steading tbe pronunciation of "hush er," exclaimed, "I'm a hoosier." Tbe New Orleans papers reported tbe incident and transferred the name to Indiana bottmen, and finally to all inhabitants pf that stale. Keniucki aas say tbe word is derived from tbe inhabitants' gruff way of knot-king •ad saying, "Who's yere?"" Others attribute it to their enriosity as to the inmates of booses inducing them to kaock and ask this question. And, ■till again, tbe term is said to have arisen from tbe fact that Indiana, in earlier days, supplied tbe Wast not oaly witb hosiery of tbe coarser wool ca kinds but with tbe yarns for dom estic manufacture of such articles. Hence tbe term hosier, applied to citiaens of Indiana, and tho corrup tion hoosier. TBE fallowing resolution was adopted by tbe Republican National Convention and made a part of the platform: "Tbe first concern of sll good gov ernment is tbe virtue and sobriety of tbe people and tbe purity of the bome The Republican party sym pathizes with all wise and well di rected efforts for the promotion of temperance and morality." Tbe Democrats declare vociferous ly against tbe resolution on the groand that it places the Republican party in opposition to tbe saloon in terests. On tbe other hand tbe ultra Prohibitionists affirm that it means nothing and that no Prohibitionist sbonld be influenced by it to vote the Republican ticket. But honest men in all parties know that it means just what it says, and that the Republi can party is in favor of Protection to the Homes of Americias against the liquor saloon, as well as Protection to American Labor and Industries Ex. WE declare our hostility to the in troduction into this country of foreign contract labor. Republican Plat form. Oil —"Bulls and Be£>rs." There is continual struggle and tus sle between the "bulls" and the "bears" as to control of the oil mar ket. The first is interested in push ing up the market, the latter in Fqueezing it down. Thov are both speculative ami profit as they succeed. Frequently they put on their boxing gloves and come in fierce collision. The lears lately have seemed to knock the bulls out aud lower the market, Every new strike or new "gusher" helps them This was the ea.-e when the Saxonburg.the Bakers town, and now when the Whitmire field comes around. The "shut down" movement don't seem to affect the market much. But just now it looks as if oil was to advance and the bulls again be on top. The market is im proving. At the new Whitmire field, in old Greece C'ity neighborhood, the wells down are holdiDg out good, aud new oues are going down. A town, or "city," is being laid out by the farm owner, Mr Jacob Whitmire, to be known as Whitmire City. The terri tory is promising and the well* are said to average about 50 barrels per day. At the Gold well, Middlesex twp., drilling has been resumed aud while the news is conflicting yet is flows at the rate of 25 barrels, according to latest information. This, as also the Calhoun well, Montgomery farm, is within what is known as the Bakers town field, where there is active leas ing and active work going on. What may be the value aud outcome of this field will soon be known. Reibold still leads in production any of the fields of this county. But the whole Southern end of the county is being leased, particularly from Sax onburg, south and west, and any day may surprise us with a new "gusher" here or there in some of the many new ventures. Greenlee and Co., are drilling near ! Greece City. Brown, Campbell and Co., got? no j oil in the huudred foot, at their well , near and are drilling to j the third sand. WE are uncompromisingly in favor of the Americau system of protection; we protest against its destruction a3 , proposed by the President and his party.— Republican Platform. THE following is the temperance plank adopted by the National Re publican Convention, and made a part of the platlorm: "The first con cern of all good government is the virtue and sobriety of the people and the purity of their homes. The Re publican party cordially sympathizes with all wise and well directed efforts for the promotion of temperance and Morality." THE remains of Judga Trunkcy were interred at Frauklin, Pa., on Tuesday last, having been brought home from Europe. All the husinees houses of the place were closed on the day of the funeral. Judge Hazon of this place attended the funeral. The Democratic Woodchuck Hunt. The explanation the boy gave for digging so zealously at a woodchuck hole, that the minister was coming to dinner and the family was out of meat, has been used to give point to a good many arguments. It was never used with more ellect, however thau it can be to illustrate the embar rassing situation the Democratic or gans have been in since the Republi can presidential nomination was made. The need of campaign "meat" was apparent as soon as the telegraph an nounced the composition of the ticket and a hot hunt was at once begun in every Democratic newspaper office for any sign of woodchuck The record of General Harrison on the Chinese question appeared to offer the best prospect of Boiling woodchuck, and accordingly the fam ished Democrats weut fur that wood chuck hole with a zeal that put to shame the boy whose household was out of meat. Spades, shovels, picks and muck rakes were hastily seized and a concerted attack begun. For a time the fresh earth llew merrily and the workers were encouraged by what they thought was a whisk of the woodchuck's tail or a gleam of a pair of ferret-like eyes. Hut no woodchuck could be found and they were grow ing weary .when they heard a .merry laugh from over the Rocky Mount ains, and a voice say: "No wood chuck in that hole, boys. We're en tircly satisfied with Harrison's record j No use digging any longer." So the excavation around the Chi nese aperture was hastily abandoned and the whol<? woodchuck hunting crowd rushed pell-mell for another hole which a zealous Democrat with a muck rake had uncovered. This time the woodchuck was going to bo the record Harrison made during thr* labor strikes of 1880. It was decided to proceed more deliberately, as the tracks around the hole looked fresh, and now success with proper caution appeared certain. After learnedly discussing just how woodchuck dug their holes and in what direction this one had prob ably burrowed, they stationed a frisky editor at the mouth with a bag and begun to dig. But only three shov elsful of ground had been thrown up when they heard a loud ' halloo," and. looking up, there stood "Joe" McDonald with both elbows resting on the top rail of a fence and a hand on each side of his mouth. "There isn't any woodchuck in that hole," he shouted,"and if there was it would be just as much a Democratic wood chuck as a Republican woodchuck. For i stood by lien Harrison in the labor troubles of 183G and approve everything ho did." With JI weary and disgusted air the Democratic hunte/6 turned away from tLtir latest search, and us there were no more woodchuck holes in sight thev aat down under a tree to rest They are sitting there still, contemplating ruefully their blistered bands and wiping the perspiration from their brows with Hnglish-made bandanas. They are aware that elec tion is coming just as certainly as the minister was coming to the boy's house, but what the Democratic fam ily is going to do for meat they dou't know. There is only one picco of advice that can be given them and that is this: When you dig for woou chwk don't dig at last year's wood chuck holes—Philadelphia Press. HARRISON AVALANCHE. Cleveland's Free Trade Sweep ing Democrats Into the Republican Party. From the Troy Times, Rep.] Ou Fifth Avtuue, during the grand I Republican ratification parade, a 1 Democratic ex-mayor of Trov stood ; waiving the Stars and Stripes as the ■ prosession passed by. The irentle- j mar with the flag was lion. Win. L. Van Alstyne, ex-mayor of Troy. I Mr. Van Alstyne said : "1 shail not j vote for Cleveland and Thurraan. ■ I don't like the platform they stand on—the Free-trade platform. The . position they took on the issue is j contrary to my teachings. I am for | protection always. I think the man ufacturing industries of this city should be fostered and cared for. j Troy is a manufacturing centra and its industries ouyht to be protected. ; I am pleased with the Republican ! national ticket. William E of this city, who was chairman of the ludepend- i ent Republican organization in Troy ; four years airo, said: "I shall not vote j for Cleveland, lam not a Free trad- j er. I' worked energetically for Cicvc- j land's election four years ago. lam , satisfied with the national Republi can ticket. A better ciaD than Har rison could not be nominated to fill the chair occupied by Lincoln There will be no organization of In dependent Republicans in this city this Fall, so far as I am concerned. I was chairman of the organization , in ISS4, and we registered 752 votes, j ail of which were cast for Cleve land." Aaolph Staude, a well-known man ufacturer and merchant, said: "I vot ed for Cleveland four years ago, but I am now for Harrison and Protection. I am going in with open eyes, and I j know many Germans who yoted for Cleveland who are coming oat for Harrison this Fall. We don't want Free Trade—we want protection and must be protected. A man who votes to cut his own throat is a fool. I have lived to see what Protection means. I know what European wages mean also. If we should ever come to Free Trade aud Euro pean wages in this country, God help the workingmen! The Republican ticket suits the Germans." O. F. Burtis, senior member of the stove firm of Burtis & Man, a life long Democrat, said: "I shall vote for Harrison and Morton this Fail. The issue is Free Trade or Protec tion. Cleveland represents Free Trade aud Harrison represents Pro tection. Therefore I shall vote for Harrison. I speak from a Democrat ic standpoint, for I have ne7er voted for a Republican President in my life. 1 believe Harrison and Morton will carry New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, I know many Demo crats wbn are not lor Free Trado, awl they will vote for Protection. The business and manufacturing in terests of this country must be pro tected or go down." NO MORE CLEVELAND FOB THEM. A dispatch from Albany, N. Y., says: "A number of prominent Democrats in this section have al ready pronoutced for the Republican ticket. Among the number are two ex-mayors of Troy and an ex-comp troller, who marched with the Re publican procession two or three days after the nominations were made. Up in the Mohawk Valley, at Little Fails, Hon. George W. Smith, who has beeu a Democrat, returned to the Republican, j arty, The noted seeds man, Hiram Sibley, of Rochester, is also out for the Republican ticket. "The above are only a few of the prominent instances which go to show the way the tide is turning even in this most conservative quar ter of the State." MORE OF TIIEM FHOM PITTSBURIi. Western Pennsylvania Democrats continue to come over to Harrison and Protection James Powers, once a Democratic candidate for County Commissioner; General Manager James F. Grimes, of the Knoxvil'.e Land and Improvement Company, and Secretary Acker, of Local As semby 5)704, of the Knights of La bor, which includes the tube-workers, are among to day's converts. Acker told a reporter that he would rather shut up the mills of Texas than the pipe mills of Pittsburgh. ALLENTOWN DEMOCRATS FOR HARRISON ALLENTOWN, July s.—Harry C. Trexler, a well-known lumber dealer, and at one time President of Com mon Council, and Mr. Bryan, a con tractor, have announced their inten tiou of supporting Harrison and Morton. Both haye been prominent in Democratic circles, and the former was at one time a leading member of the Americas Club and an active worker at the polls. THE EOITOR OF THE POMEROY, OHIO, IIERALI) CAN'T SWALLOW FREE TRADE. POMEROY, 0., July B.—The Her ald, heretofore the only Democratic paper in the county, has flopped. The whole llepniican ticket, from Harri son and Morton to County Surveyor Watkins, heads its columns, and Maj Russell, the proprietor, give.s his rea sons for the change in the following editorial: "The Herald is not a free-trade paper, and is not to be whipped into support of measures which, if adopt ed, would ruin every industrial inter est in Southeastern Ohio und West Virginia, as well as those of many other large sections of our country, and in the end prove detrimental to every citizen of the United States. The President's message, followed by the introduction of the Mills bill into the lower House of Congress, was certainly enough to alarm every honest Democrat who had faith in the piofessious of his party, that it intended a just revision of the tariff; but there was still hope that the ap proaching National convention would declare against such an abject policy. We yet believe that a large majority of the delegates to the St, Louis Con vention were opposed to the meas ures proposed by the President aud formulated by the Mills bill, but they permitted themselves to be dictated to ind thus were led to adopt a cut aud-dried platform as their own. "To expect the Herald to support the platform aud candidates of that convention would l»i to expect us to favor the wrecking of every salt fur nace arid iron-works in this region, as well as the destruction of the sheep industry and its attendant loss to farmers, together with the compul sory idleness of every workiugman who obtains a living for himself and family by either skilled or unskilled labor iu those industries. As we do not favor any such measures, we can not support either the St. Louis plat- I form or the candidates named by it." Mr. Russell says the Herald is not a tree-trade paper, aud he believes the Democratic party is a free-trade party, despite the assertions of many deluded Democrats who say—wheth er they believe or not—that it is not a party of free trade. STILL ANOTHER. .1 udge Haudley, of Lackawana county, Pa.. a life-long Democrat, is out in an interview against Cleve land. He says: "1 h&s-e declared my inability to follow Mr. Cleveland iu his free-trade fallacy. He has overstepped the line of Democracy and very many life long Democrats cannot go with him. I am still a Democrat, but it seems to me the merest foily for any think ing man to take the position the President has upon the tariff question. Protection is abso lutely essential to the prosperity of this country. With our sparse pop ulation which could be put into the State of Texas without even crowd ling it as much as Germany is crowd ed; with our vast, undeveloped re sources; with our immense acreage of the public domain unoccupied and unimproved, it is folly to speak of free trade. When we shall have reached a population of 400,000,000 or 500,000,000 it will perhaps become a debatable question, and free trade may do no serious harm. "No, I stand with Mr. Randall on that question, aud in diamatrical op positian to Mr. Cleveland and Mr Scott, and all who hold like apinion. Like all men who conceive them selyes men of destiny, like Cromwell, like Napoleon, aud like Gladstone, Mr. Cleveland thinks he can run counter to the genius of the age in which he lives, but in this case, as iu theirs, the fatal step has been taken." WE favor the entire repeal of in ternal taxes, rather than the surren der of any part of our protective sys tem, at the joint behest of the whisky trusts and the ageuts of foreigu man ufacturers.—Republican Platform. The Famous Song of 1840. The ''Campaign Song Book" of 1840, copies of which are still extant, contained a large collection of songs of various kinds, but the most famous of them all—the one which was most widely popular—was that entitled, '"Tippecanoe ftud Tyler, Too." As usually sung it consisted of ten four line stanzas, with chorus. The great uprising for Gen. Harrison was sym bolized by the rolling of an immense ball, which, starting at the local elec tion in Maine, swept over the great er part of the country, cleariug the way tor the easy march of the people's favorites to the White House. This was the idea of the soug. The campaign of 1840 began early in the year and was kept up with in creasing interest to the close. Under eight years of Jackson and four years of Yan Buren the country was far from prosperous- Work was scarce and thousands of men could find noth ing to do, though ordinary labor was down to 75 cents a day. The Whigs wanted a change, and "$2 a day and roast beef" was the tempting pledge which they made 011 condition that they were voted into power. The song, "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too," is said to have been written by Mr. A. C. Ross, an amateur mu sician of Zanesville, 0., and it was received with great favor wherever sung. The opening stanza is as fol lows: Oh, what has eauaed th is great «m notion motion —motion, Our country through ? It is (he ball that's rolling on, For Tippecanoe and Tyler, too. For Tippecanoe and Tyler, too. And with them we'll heat iittle Vaa, Van, Van, Oh, he's a ussd-up man, And with them we'll heat little Van. The ball was among the most con spicuous of the campaign emblems, and some of them carried in proces sions were of immense size. It was kept "rolling on" with prodigious energy, and the song "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too," formed no inconsid erable part of the impelling force. There was nothing in it, however, beyond a rallying cry, aud it survives as a rerniniscense of one of the trreat est political victories in the history of the country—Pittsburg Corn-Gazette. TIIE restoration of unearned rail road land grants to the public domain for the use of actual settlers, which was he gun under the administration of President Arthur, should he con tinued.— Republican Platform. The Proposed Constitutional Amendment Favorably Re ported to the U. S. Senate. The proposition to submit to the people of the several states a National constitutional amendmeut to prohibit the liquor traffic in the United States was favorably reported by Senator Blair ou Monday froui the Committee on Education. The proposed amend ment reads as follows: SECTION 1 The manufacture, im portation, exportation, transportation and sale of all alcoholic liquors as a beverage shall bo and hareby is for ever prohibited in the United States, and iu every place subject to their jurisdiction. SEC 2. Congress sho.ll enforce this article by all needful legislation. ABOUT fifty millions of unearned lands originally granted for the con struction of railroads have been re stored to the public domain, in pur suance of the conditions inserted by the Republican party in the original grants.— Republican Platform. English Approval. From London Times.] "It would hardly be possible to put the free-trade case more clearly or more strongly. The arguments which President Cleveland uses are those which Mr. Cobden used to employ forty-five years ago, and which any free-trader would employ now. They are purely free-trade ar guments, and as such we are very gli'.d to see Mr. Cleveland using them, though sorry for the popular infatua tion which makes it dangerous to give them their right name." From London NCWJ J "lie discusses the principle? at is eue in the struggle and sho'ws that he is a free trade candidate in everything but name. The reservation is an im portant oue for American party pur ples. The President feels compelled to characterize the attempt to brand him a free trader as a deception of bis enemies. For all that, the electoral conflict now in progress is a conflict between free-tr«de and protection, and uotbing more." GEN. HARRISON NOTIFIED. T"ne Presidential Nomination Formally Tendered by the Committee. INDIANAPOLIS, July 4 —At noon to-da v General Ifarrison was formal ly notified <1 his nomination by the committee do legated by the <7 b ;<• 1 aro Convention to perform that duty Before proceeding to the residence of the Republican standard bearer the Committee held a nieetiu:? at the Denison House, where the (ormal ad dress, prepared by Chairman Estee, w?..-- rr sd and afterward signed by each committeeman. Suortiy before uoon a procession of carriages conveyed the members of the committee, headed by Chairman Estee of California, Ex Governor Foster, of Ohio, and Hon. S. M. Al len, of Maiue, to General Harrison's residence,* over a mile distant from the hotel. CHAIRMAN ESTEE'S PLEASANT TASK. At the residence of General Harri son a large number of people had gathered under the trees, along the street, and in his yard, while the par lors of bis house were already filled with ladies, newspaper representa tives and a few intimate friends. In honor of the day the house was pro fusely, but appropriately, decorated, and tho display of tho national colore on the houses of Gene \ Harrison's neighbors was lavish enough to indi cate that there was more than ordi nary occasion for it. The members of the committee were escorted into the rear parlor of the residence, while the ladies occupied the front parlor. General Estee stepped torward aud began the reading of his address as follows: "General Harrison, we are com missioned by the National Republi can Convention to officially notify you ot your nomination as the Re publican candidate for President of the United States. Iu doing this, we may be permitted to remind you that your selection met the hearty ap proval of the whole Convention; it left uo embittered teeliug of luke warm supporters and its action voiced the average and the b9St judgment of the Convention. It is true distin guished gentlemen, well known to the people, who were experieuced in pub lie affairs, illustrious iu character and worthy oi the people's couiideuce and support were before the Convention as candidates, and yet you were cho sen. Nor wa3 your nomination due to accident, or the result of hasty or in considerate deliberation. It indica ted rather that you possessed iu a more eminent degree those peculiar qualities whieh commended you to the popular favor. Iu the hour of our country's peril you cheerfully accepted au humble position ia the army, went where your couutry most needed you, and by long and faith ful service rose to higher command aud assumed graver responsibilities. Elected to tho Uuitcd States Senate your enlightened and conservative statesmanship commended the respect and iuspired the confidence of the people. Added to tbia. the purity of your past life and your exaited private virtues is an earnest ihat as a candidate for President the honor of the Republican party and tho glory of our country will be safe in your keeping. The plat form adopted by the Republican National Convention marks out with clearness and precision the creed of the party. The American system of Protection to American la bor aud American products in Amer ican markets, the sacredness aud the purity of the ballot, the protection of American citizens, native and adopt ed, at home and abroad, on land and sea, the prohibition of Chinese imi gration, the building up ot our navy, tho erection of coast defenses, and the special care of the old soldiers aud sailors of the Republic, are questions which occupy conspicuous places in our platform. These aud other sub jects referred to in the platform will doubtless receive your careful consid eration. In conclusion we beg to ex press our personal satisfaction at your nomination, and we indulge the be lief that your election is already as sured " GENERAL HARRISON'S REI'LY. At the conclusion of Judge Estce's address there was uo applause, all present seeming to partake of the grav ity of the occasion as reflected in the calm features and dignified manner of General Harrison, who did not ovinco the slightest symptoms of exuiiatiou or gratification, which was clearly depicted in the bright countenances of the la dies. After a moment's silence, General Harrison, drawing his tiauuscript from his bosom, read his repiy in a rich, full voice, and with a degree of seriousness and earnestness that visibly impressed every one who heard him. He said: "Mr. Chairman aud gentlemen of the committee: The official notice which you have brought of the nom inatiou conferred upon nie by the Republican National Convention re cently in session at Chicago, exeftes emotions of a profound, though of a somewhat conflicting character. That, atper full deliberation and free consultation, the representatives of the Republican party of the United Slates should have concluded that the great principles enuueiated in the platform adopted by the Convention could be in some measure safely con fided to my care, is an honor of which I am deeply sensible aud for which lam very grateful. I do not assume or believe that this choice implies that the Convention found in me pre-eminent fitness or exception al fidelity to the principles of gov ernment to whieh we are mutually pledged. My satisfaction with the re sult would be altogether spoiled if that result had becu reached by any unworthy methods or by a disparage ment of the more eminent men who divided with me the suffrages of the Convention. I accept the nomin ation with so deep a sense of the dig nity of the office, and the gravity of its duty and responsibility, as alto gether to exclude any feeling of exul tation or pride. "The principles of government aud the practice in administration, upon whieh issues are now fortunately clearly made, are so important in their relations to the national aud to individual prosperity that we may expect au unusual po.iular iuterest iu the campaign. Relying wholly upon tho considerate judgment of our fel low citizens and the gracious favor of God wo will confidently submit our cause to the arbitrament of a free bal lot. "The day you bare choseu for tbia visit suggests no thoughts that are not in harmony with the occasion The Republican party has walked in the light of the Declaration of Inde pendence. It has lifted the hhaft, of patriotism upon the foundation laid at Hunker Hill. It has made the union more secure by making all men free Washington and Liacol. Y'nrk ! town and Appomattox, tin l I> tin::- i tion of Independence and she Pr«'-i i ntation of Emancipation are naturally ' and worthily associated in our ' thoughts today. "As soon as may bo possible I i shall by litter communicate to your ! chairman n more formal acceptance I of the nomination, but it may be (>n ' per for mo now to say that 1 have already examiued the platform with | some care and ibat its declarations, j to some of which you have alluded, i are in harmony with my views. It gives me pleasure, gentlemen, to re ceive you ia my home and to thank you for the cordial manner in which j 30U have conveyed your official mes : sage." MB. B, W. COVER, the Lawrence county delegate in the late district Convention at New Castle and whose vote made the nomination for Con gress in this district, has made an affidavit denying that any money wa3 paid him or any promises made him for his vote. Now is the time to go for him,by those who have evidence to the contrary of his affida vit, otherwise bis affidavit must be j regarded as true. i Independent of His Ancestors. Genera! Ben Harrison says that ha I not only has never investigated his ; ancestry, but that indeed he never j felt much interest iu it. "I received ; nothing from my ancestors/' he said |to a caller the other day, "except an education. That was sufficient. .Yiy j father «l;ed poor. I married youag j and my wile and I took as our dwjll j ing a little house of only three rooms, i I remember we had six knives and i six two-pronged forks, six plates and | a similarly slim equipment all around. IMy wife did her own work, and we ; have both said since we were never happier iu our lives My first foe a? a lawyer, a five-dollar gold piooe, I received at the door of that dwell ing " SENATOR QUAY of this State has been chosen Chairmau of the Repub lican National Committee, aud will therefore have the conducting of the coming National campaign. OIL opened at this place this (Thursday) morning at 814, aud at noon was 81g. The market shows signs of further improving. Toads at Beaver Falls. BEAVER FALLS, July 9. The rainy weather has caused millions of little toads to put in an appearance at the east side of the town near the Beaver riyer. They are about the size of grain of coffie, and as lively as crickets. This morning they cov ered the track of the Pittsburg & Lake Er'e railroad several iuches thick, aud a passenger traiu slid away past the station before it could be brought to a standstill, owing to the rails be ing made slippery by the crushed bodies of the iittle reptiles. The track had to 1)3 cleaned aud sanded before the train could start again. —The Forestry Commission ap poiuteil by the Governor, under reso lution of Assembly, has sent the Co Commissioners a blank containing questions regarding the timber lauds, rain fall, etc ,in this county. To answer these questions correctly would ipvolve considerable labor and expense for which the Legislature made no provision, and the Co. Com missioners don't kuow what to do about it. A Mean Act. The old Reformed Church at Aaronsburg, this county, was torn down recently to get the timbers for tho new church to be erected at Mill heim. The church was built in 1544 and was one of the largest edifices ot the kind erected in the county at that time, being 40 by (50 feet. When the superstructure was raznd to th 3 foun dation walls the members with great anxiety searched for the corner stone to see. what it coutaiued iu money, books and records. What should be their surprise but to rind the stone empty, it having at somo time been robbed of all its contents, eX;ept part of a Bible, part of a Heidelburg cate chism, part of a hymu book and part of an article of agreement At tho time of finding out this theft there was no one present who Lad helped to build the church, but when the dastardly deed became known it was remembered by some of the older members of the church who helped to build it that when the corner stone was laid, 41 years ago, a full set of church records. Bibles, hymn b>ok-s, catechisms and some dollars in silver were placed iu the stone. The money, church records, and partsof the diii'-r --ent books were stolen It is not known of course when the ghoulish deed was done. It may have taken place soon after the atone was laid, and baforo tho church w u I, >r since. Not a single stick of timber in th? church was injured by decay, it all being of the early and healthy white pine so abundant throughout I'enns Vallev in th ;se days.—B dlefonte Gazette, —The St. Louis editor who stole another man's wife and $40,000 his been arrested at Topeka It is diffi cult to imagine what manner of a man this is. lie not only professed indignation at his capture and certain alleged false stories circulated about him, but he said he was going to send his paper a true account of the whole affair. The cheek of man could go no further. A Philadelphian who lo3t his mind i:i New Vork thinks him-elf a king, and insists that his ancestors ruled the island of New York for ten centuries, New Vork could stand almost anything but a Philadelphian's claim to be their ruler—so they put him in an insane asylum. Bills Sent. We are sending bills to those who are in arrears in their accounts with the CITIZEN, and do so because we wish to improve the paper and need the money Those therefore paying up now will not only be paying a debt, but paying to improve the paper they have been reading for years with out paying for. We hope these bills sent will re ceive the attention they should. We are sending only to those who are several years baek iu their subscrip tion accounts, and which accounts they have suffered to run beyond a reasonable time. Payment of them now becomes necessary, to enable us to improve the paper aud pay our debts. ((IMMIGRATIONS. An Earnest Enquiry. Eos. CITIZEN :—A recent issue of your paner contained a communica tion entitled ' Lutherans ;tud Prohi bition" by a German Ido not doubt a word that i says in justi!: v.tion 0? his church, Lor would i in the least antagonize him, yet the fact remains that the bq u»r traffic ami th conse quent rniu and woe are kept in But ler bv Lutherans aud Catholics com bining and going on the petitions ai d bonds of the whiskey sellers. Not even our alien judge could foist this curse upon our community with out their aid. This, coupled with the fact that Lutheran preachers have even insulted ladies who approached them on the temper auce question, has long since stigma tized local Lutherans as the "Whis key Church " These are facts that cannot he controverted, but they are foreign to my purpose. As I said before, I do not want to antagonize our German brother or place any thing in his way. German Prohibi tionists are valuable curiosities in ' this neck o' \\i ods." The latest theses of the Lutheran Church on Prohibition are very properly produced as the position of the Church on the question. Iu these it is claimed that they cannot partici pate in the present Umptraaee move ment "Bicause it does not distinguish between the abuse and use of the creature." This raises a difficult question which has presented itself to every honest temperance advocate. As Prohibitionists we have solved the question, and now the Lutherau Church finds fault with our solution. It therefore seems to me to be their duty to explain the matter fully and show us where we err. Where does the proper u*e of intoxicat ing beverages end and the abase bo gin? is the question I most earnestly ask them. As I understand it the German Lutherans as a distinctive body have made this declaration and I therefore most respectfully submit this question to the German Lutheran minister of Butler. ENQIIBER Prospect Points. EDS CITIZEN: Be it kuowu:— —That Harrison will be the next president. —That Walker Dodds a id Loader Wilson are workiug for the Cuartiers Creamery Company. —That A. G. Grine, Joseph Gar land and wife, of Pittsburg, spent the Fourth iu the wilds of Prospect. —That P. A. Sechler and C. M Shauor took in the excursion to Priucetou on the 4 th. —That the commencement exer cises excelled thoso of previous years, and the concert wis good, and that home musical talent is worthy of as much praise as any that is imported —That J. G. Cable has gone to Beaver county, to sell Talmige's now work, "Social Dynamite " Success, •John, fur it is one of the grandest books published. —That it is good for the sore eyes to ace J. O. Dodd's mammoth onion Geld. —That Prof. J. F. Shanor, who was teaching school ia West Newton, is home to restore his impaired health. —That Prof. Magee, who, on ac count of ill health, resigned the prin cipalship of the Academy, is improv ing slowly. —That J. W. Shaffer met a painful accident at the creamery, by getting his toe:s smashed. John, be more careful of your phalanges next time. —That Mrs. W. II Alexander will soon start to California, where her hunband is eugaged ia the mercantile business. . —That we hope that Rev. Durst who iias been suffering for some time from inflammation of the shin boue. may soon get relief and be restored to health. —That the new parsonage has been b°gun, aud will bo speedily pushed to completion. —That Field Cratty, of Muddy Creek Twp , has bought property in town and will soon build a new Puosi'FCT, PA., July 9, 'BB. Communion Services at West Liberty. O.i Sabbath, Juno 17t-h, the sacra ment of the L'.-rds Supper was obser ved by the West Liberty U. P. con gregation S' i'vices connected with this sol emn, though joyful, occasion were begun 011 Wednesday eveniu.; aud closed on Monday morning. Rev. M. R Patterson preached a m >st en encouraging aud acceptable sermon on Saturday afternoon, and with this exception all the services were en ducted by the pastor, Rev. W. P- Shaw. The hearts of pastor ut>d coa* gregatiou were cheered by :m access ion of ten to tho membership, making a total of thirteen new members since last com in uu ion, ail of the nutn'oer were received on profession of faith except two. Five were baptized and iive are heads of families, of which three new ones were brought in We have reason to rejoice and take courage for truly tho Lord hath done great things for us. A MEMKER. IVC A. J&U Marriaqe Notices Published h>'ce. lIIOKKY -Wf J K—July .1, isss, by W. S. I)ixou, J. P., Mr. Jo«|ih Hixkey of Mid dlesex tp. and Miss I'iuebe Wise of Penn tp., tiiH county. MKILSmUKU—THOMPSON— July 4, 1888, by llfv. S. Williams, at the house of Mr. Thomas M. Tehay a brother-in-law of the bride,—Mr, George M. Mershimer and Miss Id 1 IS. Thompson, both of Hutler county, Pa. Wl I.Si >N —XLFADDF.N—At tho residence of the bride's parents, Oontre tp. July 'J, ISSS, by Itev. A. J. Hutchison, Mi- John Wilson and Miss Araininta Mcl'adden , Loth of Butler county. Pa. DEATHS. Announcements of denths published free, but till rnmmunieuted obituaries will be charged for nt the ruin of one-half cunt for cuch word, Money to accompany the order. SEFI'ON —ln Clinton tp , this county, June 11, IKNS, Mr. Jehu Sefiou, in tiie S.'lrd year of hi< age. Dyspepsia Does not m«?1I of It requires careful, persistent attention am! a r»*m«*<ly tint will assist nature to throw off tho causes and tone up the digestive organs till they perform their duties willingly. Among tho agonies experienced by the dyspeptic, are distress before f»r after eating, loss of appetite, irregularities of the bowefts, wind or gas and pain In tho stomach, heart burn, sour stomach,etc..causing mental depression, nervous irritability and sleeplessness. If yon are dis couraged be of good cliecr and try Hood's Bar saparilta. It has cured hundreds; it will - »:rc you. Hood's SarsaparlHa Sold by al! driiepteN. ?1 ; sis for *r>. Made j only by 1. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Mass. 100 Doses One Dollar GREAT JULY SALE OF DRY GOODS, CARPETS, AND ALL KINDS QF FANCY GOODS. 35 cent Sateens, nt - - - 20 cents 20 cent Sateens, at 12£ ct? 50 cent Bnrred and Plain White (roods, - 25 rents 40 cent Rat red and Plain White Goods. - 20 cents 2") cent White Lawns, Vic., - - 15 cents 15 cent White Lawns, Vic., - - - 10 cents 35 cent Yard Wide Cashmere, 20 cents GOOD BRUSSELS REMNANTS. Some large enough for large rooms—some lor small rooms, 45 c All Wool Extra Super Carpets, - ornltt, ... wilts. Everything in the hou-e at way down prices during this July sale. Kemembcr these prices are only good up to August Ist. We have still a large lot of Millinery goods and Trimmings. Come in and buy them at your own prices, as we are going to quit that part of the business, and they must be sold regard less of cost. HITTER & RALSTON. 64 I. ROSENBERG, 64 luUUCHAMT TAILOR, Clothier and Gents' Furnisher HAS SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE PUBLIC! My Summer Stales io Piece G wis are now ia and on mv counters, and all 1 ask is that yon come in aad see them. I will show you & line in Eng lish, French, Scotch ami American fabric, equal tu auy ia Western Pennsyl vania. My prices wilt be from Ten to Fifteen per cent. Lower Than Am Other! • I guarantee a good fit or do not ask you to take them. My stock embraces all grades from the plainest to the nobbiest, and I assure von that my styles, lit and prices wiil suit you. My cutters and workman have no superior* in this end of the State. Ido noi desire to mislead by stating low prices, but ask you to come, inspect my stock, and convince yourself. BEADY MAI)E GOODS. I can show you a line of Cork Screws, Diagonals, Cnssimert s, Chevoits, etc., at prices that will surprise you, all made U[> in order for Mt-n's, Boys'and Children's Suits, in all the latest styles and at prices that d<-fy competition, lu GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS I can show you all the Novelties of the Season. Shirt*, Collar*, Cuffs and Ties in endless variety. Hats, Cups and Trunks at prices 1 >wcr than the lowest. Our Progress, Excelsior and Working Shirts cannot be beaten. I do not quote prices, but guarantee you that I will sell the same goo J* as cheap, or cheaper, than the parties who hang them out at odd figures and prices. Come in and gee. 1. ROSENBERG. 0)4 South Main street, opposite the Poetoflice, Putlcr, Pa §k J§k • b ™ISQ Meals for SI.OO *** & . FOR INFANTS and INVALIDS THE PHYSICIAN S FAVORITE. I many Important Advantages over all other i»n.parL\l Food*. BABIES CRY FOR IT. INVALIDS RELISH IT. Perfectly Nourishes a Baby with or without the addition of milk. Three Sizes. 75c. 60c. SI.OO. A valuable I'Stnpbiet on "The Nutrition " When my child was. born, tho doctor ordered one of the other Foods. She lit'' that un til she nearly dii d. I bad three doctors, who said the trouble was Indigestion, and ordered the food changed to Lactatcd Food. It saved my child's life, and I owe you many thanks for It I regard your Food as Invaluable, and superior to all Other artificial food for hab:u3. MRS. A. J. BEJCFIELD, Boston, Mass, 16 Indiana Place. ■ of Infants mm! invalids," free. • WELLS, RICHARDSON & CO., BURLINGTON, VT. BUTLER MARKETS. (lie following are the selling prices of met- j chants ot ILih place : Apples, per bushel, isutter, per pound, 15 to 18 eta. Beans, pet' qt. 8 to l'luts. Cabbage, new, 5 c mis i er pouml. (handles, mold, 14 to 15. cts. , Carbon oil, 10 to 15 cts. Cheese, lU* j, ets per lb. Crackers, " 010 ets. per !b. Chickens, per pair, -to to 3i). cts. Coffee, Kio, 22 cts. Coffee, Java, 30 etc. Coii' Roasted. 20 to 2'! cts. Coffee, ground, 20 to 2<i cts. EgJ?s, cts. Fish, mackerel, ."> (o 15 ets. Floor, per barrel, $4.50 to ?i>. Flour, per sa-.k, -51.25 to $1.65.. Feed, chop, per 100 pouuds, $1 25. Feed, bran, per M.) lbs. $1.15. Grain, wheat per bushel. .S2. Grain, oats per bushel 10 to 45cts Grain, corn per bushel i's cts. Clove) s«*ed Large, .<5.25 per bushel. Clover seed .Small, $5.00 per bushel. Timothy seed, $3 25 per bushel. Lard, 10 cts. Hams, 11 ets. Honey ,20 cts. Hay, $lO . Shoulders, 10 cts, ISacoti, 11 cts. Dried beef, IS to 25. Corn meal, per pound. 2 to 2' cts. Potatoes. uew,31.25 cts bush. Rice. S to 10 cts. Sugar, hard, 8 cts. Sugar coffee, s cts. Sugsr, raw, t>l cts. Soap, 5 to 10 cts. Salt, per barrel, 51.25, Tea, Hyson, Gunpowder, etc., 50 cts. to 90 Tea, Japan, etc., 50 to 00 cts. # Tea, Breakfast, 40 to SO cts. Tallow, to 5 cts. Onion, New, o cts, a bunch. Radishes, New, 5 cts. a bunch. Lettuce, 5 cents a hea l. PERMANENT STAMPING For Kensingt )), Arrasene AND OUTLINE WORK DOtfK Also lessons iu b.uu : given by ANN IK .1 LOW MAN, North tli'uut, liutler, l'a. ne2oj-i[ - YOU CAN FIND.3SS. lil 'fu I'll i :•••»: m 1 •'• ■ • •i * ••»I •• i • ■ d "I BROS. v.U'» will conlr;. I for vert i*i tig ;.l I ».v i ~ J. S AfE KKtSTIRT ' . Z Advertisiint has always piuvt* I tf k ; r.t. cessfui. J h lore |.;..cin<t*ny Newspi.; or Advert! nir < oussiii j > LORD & THOMAS, i'.ivvm it.imi 'i.KVis, >* in (a <ll (jlrrrl, CHICAGO. "We arc using in our irnr. scry (containing forty infants) your Lactated Food, and tkad It far superior to all other food which ha* been used daring the lost ten yean that 1 have been visiting physician- Tho Sisters of Chanty, who have iharge of the institution, say it has no equaL* W. F- DE COU*CT, 11 D.. St. Joseph's Foundling Asylum. Cincinnati, Ohio. . Right at Last. I rhc place in Butler for l.tumlry Work. 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