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FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1893.
aas a population or about lo.ooc.
It is the county seat or Butler count}-, v. ltu
U Four railway*, natural gas. and unequalled
facilities {or menufactures.
Procres3 errywhere; new buildings, ce-r
manufacture*, a growing and prosperous town.
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New Advertisements.
Klingler's Flour.
Bickel's Bargains.
Ruff's Summer Footwyar.
Scbanl A Mast's Boys' Suits.
"Wilson Bros'. Machinery.
G. Wikon Miller's Flour.
Penn'a Balt Co.
Teacher's Examination.
NOTB— AII advertisers intending to make
canges in their ads. should notify us of
their intending to do so, not later than
Monday morning.
Batter Up.
The ball is on tl ■: diamond and the yell is
in the air,
And the bases are located on the catawam
pas square;
The mob is on tho bleachers and the "ton"
are in tho stand,
And the pitcher stands a-posin' with the
white sphere in his hand !
The umpire is a squattin' and the catcher
stands far back.
And the batter with tho willow wants to
give the ball a whack;
The captian stands a-waitin' for a chance
to holler "slide !"
And the bets are going even at ten dollars
on a side.
\V e know that spring is with ns and the
"fans are fall of glee;
Aid the strikes are coming as regular as
one—two —three !
And the man who hits the other once too
often finds it "out!"
And the ending of the innings makes the
whole caboodle shoutl
—The fruit is safe yet.
—Straw hats will soon be ripe.
—The borough should own the water
—There will be an eclipse of the sun on
May 15.
—The trees are are leaving and the
tramps are coming.
—The piping song of the rain hen is |
heard every day. (
—Let us clean up now lest we carl np
with cholera later on.
—Red is a fast color. Hence its choice .
by youth as a town paint. ,
—James A. Watson and his sons are 1
catting timber in the woods above '
Freeport. 1
—A two-foot bass was pulled out of the '
Connoquenessing, within the borough
limits, last week.
. —The base ball season opened last Thurs
day; the Cleveland's beat the Pittsburgs
by a score of 7 to 2.
—The Kirmess promices to be the finest i
show ever given in the Opera House, this, i
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. <
Waste paper and dodgers should not 1
be scattered broadcast; they frighten horses •
and give oar streets an untidy appear- !
—As related to the infant home indus
tries of the country the "apeak-easy"mere
ly suggests that branch where everybody
mast keep quiet for fear of wakening the
the baby. !
—There has been rumors this week of 1
another Plate Glass Works being built in
Batler, bat we can learn nothing ditinite
aboufthe matter.
—Patient. "What do you think of a 1
warmer climate for me, doctor f"
Doctor. "My dear man, that's just what
I'm trying to save you from.
—At a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the 78th Penn'a Volunteers, at ,
Freeport, it was decided to hold a reunion
at Verona, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 31st,
—lf there is any truth in the report of
the finding of the body of a boy in the Mc-
Keever woods, Monday, that will be the
fifth body found in thoso woods within
the past few years.
—The Agusta A'ew# has discovered a
man who has such a craze for something
new thac he recently ran a mile and a half
to catch pneumonia.
—The horse market is improving. At the
Titiey sale in Millentown, and Ward sale
in Parker twp., last week, good horses
brought good prices.
—W. A. Christie has rented the Schreibor
House, on the East side of N. Main St.,
lmrlj opposite his old location, nd is
con in' ing the hotel businoss there.
—'There is mme talk of the P. <fc W. R
R. between Bitler and Callery being
double trackeo, and of the wooden trestle
at Glade Run being replaced by an iron
—Tho premium list s for the 16th annual
Fair ot the Butler County Agricultural
Association have been issued and can be
had on application to the Secretary, Ira
McJankin, Esq. The Fair will be held
this year on September 5, 6, 7 and Bth.
—The Free Methodists have begun work
o# their new church on their lot on Spring
St ,in Bpringdale,and request all subscribers
to pay in their subscriptions to the pastor,
B«v. W. R. Roupe, or his assistant Rev.
Thomas Wain.
—The papils of St. Paul's Orphans
Home, are thinking of holding a reunion
•t tho home, this summer, and all are re
quested to send their addresses to Rev.
Prugh of Butler or J. F. Gibson of 14
Smitbfield St., Pittsburg.
—Some persoa or persons has been med
dling with the Citizens Gas Co's. lines, and
on two occasions have shut off the gas
oansing considerable inconvenience. The
Company has offered S3OO reward for the
arrest and conviction of the parties.
Worth twp. prodnees somo great
things. A Southdown ewe owned by Mar
ion Cooper lately gave birth to a lamb
weighing twenty- one pounds; and a hen of
John Book laid an egg weighing five
ounces, and measuring 9£ by 8J inches.
—A five-year-old boy was the defend
ant in an assault and battery case before a
Butler Justice of the Peace this week, the
boy* was celebrating his first appearance in
pants by throwing stones at a neighbor
▼oman who had him arrested. He was
—Peanuts have advanced .113 per bag
within the last month. Tho cause of the
rise is the purchase of vast quantities for
sale at the TV orld's Fair. It is now a que*
tion it it wont be a fine market for our
peaches this summer, provided the cholera
does not vi»it it.
A young country editor fell in love
with a clergyman's daughter who did no
seem to reciprocate his affection. The
next time h«» went to church ho was rather
taken aback when the preacher announced
his text: "My daughter is grevionsly tor
mented with a devil."
—The residence of H. X. Bennett, in
Fairyvflle, Bntlrt? county, just over the
Venango connty line, was struck by light
ning Thursday morning of la.-t week. The
building took fire and was entirely de
stroyed, together with iio-t ui it.
Lents.—Emlenton Xetrr
—The Slipperjrock Signal of last week
said. -'A m&ii named M.:Andla»s, from
Butler county, hired a rig at ex Mayor
Brown's liyery stable on Saturday and
failed to return. Word was received that
the team was at SuaLuiy. wLcru it had
been abandoned by MeAndiess."
—A year or so ago ayo nng well-dressed
man hired a good team from a 1. ery
stable keeper, at Bimersburg, Clar...n Co*
The young man and the team disappeared,
ami on the narrow-guage train from But
ler, north, last Thursday morning, the
Sheriff ot Clarion Cc. sat facing the young
man, who had been captured.
—Summer will soon be here; so get out
and get in yonr hammock; practice getting
in, lying in, and getting out of it that all
may ba done with grace. And be thank
ful you will not be compelled to wear
those big hoops. Just think how people
would stop and look, if you were reposed
in a hammock, enjoying a cool breeze, ar
rayed in crinoline.
—Some engineers in the employ of the
Penn'a K. It. were in town. Monday, sur
veying around the creek. It is thought
that this company is contemplating the
building of a road down the Connoque
nessing to the Beaver, to connect with it's
western lines, and thus make a throngh
route for freight via the Butler Branch,
and West Penn to the East.
—lf farmers had put their wheat into
market soon alter harvest, they would have
had better prices for it and saved all loss of
interest and shrinkage. As a rule the farm
er who sells his wheat without holding it
makes the most in the end. There are
thousands of bushels of wheat now held in
the central part of the state which will be
sold at much less than the price was just
after harvest.
—An exchange tells the story of a boy
who was sent to market with a sack of
roasting ears and after lingering around
town all day, came home without selling
them. When his mother asked him why
he had not sold the corn be said that no
one had asked him what was in the sack.
There are many merchant - like that boy.
They buy a stock of goods and never let
the public know that they have them or
that they wish to dispose of them.
—A pretty littlo ircident happened
when the Liberty Bell train stopped at
East Brady. A big policemen guarding
the bell saw a mother standing on the
depot platform with her baby in her arms.
He called for the baby to be brought to
bim and willing hands soon passed the
sweet little bundle of humanity up to him,
when he took it in his great brawny arms
and placed the smiling, crowing infant on
top of (he bell for a moment. Other babies
were handed up to be similarly honored,
and the kind-hearted policemen were kept
busy placing on the historic bell the
similing cherubs who gazed in innocent
wonderment on the scene transpiring
around them. — Review.
—No farmer's barn is complete now-o.
days unless it shelters a good wagon, bug
gy, carriage or cart. Of course it is not
necessary that the farmer should own one
of each, but he can hardly get along with
out one or the other. Vehicles of all kinds
arc much cheaper now tban they were
years ago, and they are much better too,
as far as that is concerned. When you
want to buy one you will of course want to
tako advantage of ull new stock and get
the best the market affords. To do this it
will be nem.-ary to call at Marticourt's
Jefferson Street Warehoii-e, where one of
the largest and most complete lines ever
brought to Butler will bo fouud. Seo
his advertisment in another column.
—One of the features of the train bear
ing the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to
Chicago was the four giant reserves who are
to act as the guard for the bell while away
from home. Their instructions are not to
leave tho relic out of sight of more thau
two of their number at any time. Those
four strapping inon are proud of their post
ot honor. Thov, Thomas • Gillingham,
William Search, Georeo Matchner and
George T. Benners, were selected because
of their long service and bravery on the
police force. Chicago will undoubtedly
have her hands full to find four compli
ments to these stalward men in size,
weight, strength and personal appearanco.
If the four should he placed on top of one
another they would make a monolith near
ly twenty-five feet high. They weigh half
as much as the ponderous Liberty Bell,
which weighs over 2,000 pounds. They
can lift hundred-pound weights and toss
them about as they would dumb-hells, fn
fact, auy one of the four would probably
make it very unhappy for any relic hunter
or vandals who might bavo the impuden
j ce to attempt to chip off a bit of the old
Liberty Bell.
—A good-hearted preacher met with an
amusing adventure the other day that has
caused many a smile among his congrega
tion and other friends. Like all good domin
ies he is always willing to assist anybody in
distress. On this occasion he was walking
down street when he saw a small boy tug
ging at a door bell,and just around tho corn
a group'ofsmall boys, apparently in hiding,
watching their oompanion. Seoing that
efforts the boy was making to ring tho hell
were without result, the minister stepped
up to bim and said goodnaturedly: "Can't
you ring tho bell, little boy? Let me help
you," and grasping the handle he gave the
bell a pull that resounded all over the
neighborhood. • 'Now," said the boy with
a fiendish grin on his dirty face, "you've
got to t ,sdn like the devil; that's tho «-ay
we do, and he and his companions disap
peared around the corner. The minister
was too dazed to tako the boy's advice,and
a moment later when a very excited and
angry woman with a red face pulled the
door wido open and sailed oat like a cy
clone, all he could do was to explain aud
apologize—an apology that was received
with suspicion.
—The recent publishing of tho auditors'
report of the accounts of tho Overseers of
the Poor in the borough of Butler is excit
ing some discussion amony tho taxpayers.
According to the report the receipts from
the collector for the year just past are
about $5,000. Tho total expenses for the
same time were $2,800, leaving a cash
balance 0f52,200, or almost as much as
the total expences of the year. In addi
tion to this there is due from tho duplicate
of 1892 SI,OOO, 75 per cent, of which will
be collected. These figures leave in the
hands of the board $3,100, or about S3OO
more than last years expenses. There is a
general belief that there is little need of a
poor tax levy for this year or at best a half
mill tax would cover all the exigencies of
the year end leave SBOO to spare. There
may be reasons why there should be a sur
plus of $2,000 or more in the fund, but tho
average taxpayer cannot seo it, and to the
average taxpayer the reduction of a mill
in the taxation is an item to bo looked at.
It may be possible that the demands on
the Overseer the coming year will be great
er than last, but it is just as probable that
the demands will be less. The indigent
poor of the town are not increasing in
numbers to such an extent that a one and
a hall mill levy will be required.— Hcrtiltl.
The will of John Myers, dee'd, late of
: Lancaster twp. was probated, no letter.-:
also will of John Gilkey. dee'd.. late <1
| Adams twp . and letters to Jos. Gilkey;
I also will of Wm. Campbell; dee'd. late of
Concord twp., no letters.
The Mercantile Appraiser ha received
a communication from tho Auditor Gener
al stating that all peddlers should be as
sessed $.5 per year.
Joiiy wa-sappointed Tax Collects
of Allegheny twp. vice F C Parks re-igned.
John Bergmau. of Blot.mlield, Alle
gheny county, was convicted of unlawful
wounding, last week. He was annoyed
by boys trespassing on his lot, and set a
trap pistol, which wounded a boy.
JuoH Sbanuoa to Harry W English, 42
acres in Franklin for 1700.
S M Harper to J b Campbell, lot in
Buenavista for $27.
Albert Holman to A II Brown, 11 acres i
in Centre for $328 50
M Eckman to E M Barr, 27 acres in Jef- ;
ferson for SISOO.
Jacob Schmoker to C II Barnard. l"t in !
Butler for S3OO.
Jos Maharg to to I J Maharg 132 acre
m Penn for ;j4350, and I J Maharg to Jos X
Maharg. same for same.
Clemens Bond to \I A Leake, 10 acre.- in
Butler twp for $1,500
K J Boyle to N lioyle, 64 at res in Done
gal for SIOO, and same to same for an:e. ,
Chas Pefler to A E Peffer, 32 acre- in
Lancaster for $162.50.
Eliza Dunbar to Wm H Dunbar, 75 acre
in Middlesex lor SIOOO.
II J Donaghy to J L Botsford, 14 acres j
in Cherry for $250.
Lewis Gansz to A J Smather- lot in!
Evans City for SI6OO.
W J Wilson to School Board of Jackson :
twp, 16 acres in Jackson for SIOO.
.1 W Shearer to L J Katnerer, lot in But
ler for SSOO.
It F Christy to B L and J M llockenber
rv, 90 acres in Cherry for S3OOO.
Wm Uiinmock to N A Sweeny, 2!) acres
in Allegheny for S7OO.
Marriage Licenses.
Harvey Kirkpatrick Clinton twp
Matilda Love
H G Steele Bruin '
Nettie Milliard I-'arinington j
James Fishpaw Jefferson twp |
Aluisa Gallagher
J G Barnhart Oakdale. Pa i
Maggie Byrne Renfrew
J W Minteer Worchingtou !
Eliza J. Altaian Coylesville
R W Garroway Wellsville, 0
Anna Nortland Keister
At Mercer. Samuel D McDongal of
Youngstown and Elizabeth 0 Rhodes of
At Kittanning, William M Alworth and
Mary E Parlin ot Butler Co.
Oil Notes.
Sutton, Walker and others of Butler ar*
preparing to drill on the R. 0 Shira farm
in Washington twp., and the Bell Bros,
well on the Alex Bell is expected in this
The Oil City Derrick's monthly report
summarises the Butler field as follows:
Butler and Armstrong is steadily gain
ing in activity. Fourteen wells were com
pleted in April against thirteen in March
and the new production was nearly threo
fold that of March. While tho March
wells averaged 20 bbls.,those of April were
good for fifty bbls. apieco. Five of the
April wells were unproductive of oil, leav
ing nine good wells with an aggregate out
put of 455 bbls. Eight productive wells
were completed in March with 160 bbls.
production, against eight in February
with 266 bbls. Five dry holes were di -
covered iu March with "only one for the
mouth preceding. Fourteen wells and six
dry holes were completed in January and
the new production was 442 bbls. It will
be seen that the April figures approximate
very closely thoso of January. New York
which had dropped to a very low ebb at
the close of January, has been steadily in
creasing. The figure for April 30th are 21
rigs and 43 wells drilling, an increase of
two rigs and .seven drilling wells over
March For the close of March, the count
was 19 rigs and 36 drilling wells, as com
pared with 17 rigs and 27 wells drilling at
the close of February and 12 rigs and 17
drilling wells at tho'close of January. The
new production for Butler and Armstrong
Ihe past month is small, compared with
the results of the u'ork of tUe drill last
July, when with IS productive wells, the
output of fresh crude amouted to 1.278
There is a good deal of interest center
ed in two wells the Forest Oil company is
drilling near the top of the sand at Pierie's
Mills, southwe.-t of the old Brush Creek
developments. They were started, osten
sibly, for gassers, bnt not a few think oil
will bo found in one or both.
North Washington, Butler Co., is loom
ing up as a oil centre, having at present
two fairly good wells with sufficient gas as
the wells flow. It is supposed to bo a
continuation of the Byron field, the "sand"
is similar, black looking slate. Rigs are
being built and from reports tho district
will be well tested Development- are on
tho Shira larin Third sand oil aud found
at tho depth of 1100 feet.—Parker Phoenix.
Jos. Colestock tfc Co. of Butler are build
ing a rig on the Henry Shira farm in
Washington twp.
R. C. Perrp has taken a nnmber of leas
es in tho vicinity of Five Points, Cherry
twp., and intends putting down a test
W. R. Thompson No. 4 was shot and
started off at 100 bbls. No. 5 was drilled
through the sth sand without success, will
be a paying well in the 100-foot. Cowan
No. 3 was shot and started off at 80 bbls.
Perry No. 1 commenced pumping on Sat
uiday at the rate of 72 bbls. Heckert's
No. 2is showing for a good well. W. S.
Thompson No. 3 was shut, will be ready
for pumping soon, it is showing up for a
good well. Two mote rigs are hauled in
on the Perry. Young i.s operating on the
Jan. Parks farm. Tho Thompson Oil Co.
has located the 10th well on the W. R.
Thompson farm.
—ln spring cleaniug the woman generally
turns the house upside down, while the
man merely raises tho roof.
—lt is a wrong against tho publfe to put
the names of ignorant persons in tho jury
wheel. Men who cannot read a ten line
paragraph and tell yon what it means, are
queer material to sit in a jury box and de
cide cases of law and fact. How often in
tricate and important cases are at the
mercy of a jury on which are men who do
not comprehend the easo being tried nor
can give one an intelligent idea what it
was about when the trial is over.
—The Bradford liccord warns its readers
to look out for a well-dressed, smooth-talk
ing young man who is traveling about the
western end of the State, claiming to rep
resent a New York house which has 110
existence, and showing a lot of high class
samples, from which he offers to make up
a suit for sl2. When the order is given he
demands as 3 deposit a > a guarantee of
good faith. This ho pockets. The
stranger disappears and tho clothing never
A Card.
1 find we could not supply all my
many patrons with Red Ball Flour
in the time we had stated price
would be one dollar per sack. So
will keep at one dollar for two weeks
longer unless made known.
Cash Grocer.
Watch for P. S. & L. E. R. R.
New Time-Table.
The P. S. (i L. E. R. R, will
change th<-ir present Time-Table
about May 14th, there will be several
changes in time of different trains,
which will be announced later.
—Closing out regardless of cost at
the Peoples Store. Our spring goods
are constantly arriving, and we
must mttfce room for them on our
Best styles in Dress Goods and
Cloaka at
Sidewalks and Sewers.
Councils met in regular session Tuesday
i evening.
Rev/Prugh of the Orphans' Home ap
peared and stated that he bnilt a walk as
:ar on Brady street as the gate to tho Home
and stated that there was but one family
east of them on the street and asked to be
. released Irom building the remaining 600
feet of walk and tho Council resolved to I
relea ■» him for the present.
Mr. Murrin wanted some walks and cro
>ings laid on Brady street, and the clerk
. was directed Jo notify the parties.
XLe Board of Health reported reveral
public and private nusiances and the clerk
was instructed to notify the parties to
abate same.
Philip Crouse, lor the South Sido Water
Co., .ated that they would lurnish water
1 for the Inur flush tanks for $125 per year.
Win. Armstrong reported a nuisance oa ,
[ Clay St., and it was rif.-rrcd to the street !
; Committee.
H. Walker, Esq. , appeared for citizens
; of W. Fulton St., asking for the opening
of same atid it was referred to the Street
j Committee.
Burgess Ziegler reported receipts for i
| lines, etc.,s27.
A communication was read from A. L
Reiber, resigning as Fire Chief, and by |
motion the resignation was not accepted. ;
and the nomination of A. L. Reiber, Fire j
Chief, and.ll D Ileineman and Thos. Alex
ander f. assistiiots was confirmed
A warrant tor s J2l 10. tin amount due
the State was ordered drawn.
The resignation of Geo. Tiimbour as
High Constable and -p -cial Police was read
and accepted, .ias. bkillman and J. B.
Mathers were placed in nomination for the
position and the roll call resulted in 9 votes
for Skillman and 3 for Mathers, and the
Solicitor was instructed to petit on the
Court to appoint Skillman High Constable.
The Park Committee reported that the
County Commissioners had signed an
agreement for the Park, allowing the town
the .-ame until the property would be
needed lor county buildings. They also
reported that the citizen • would beautify
the Park immediately.
A number of board walks were reported
and the Clerk was instructed to notifiy
the parties immediately aud the walk in
front of the I. 0. O. F. hall was ordered
The Sewer Committee stated that the
sewe.- along the creek east of Main stroet
was tilled with sand and recommended
that the Borough refuse to except it until
fixed; and also recomended the advertising
for bids for the sewering of Race Si. from
Jefferson r:'. to West aud thus take in all
the private sewers west of Main St.
A motion to open W. Clay St. prevail
A grade profile of MitHin St. and Fair
view Ave. was exhibited by the Engineer
and they were adopted.
The Engineer was instructed to estab
lish a grado for the alley between the
School House and the Episcopal Church a
the Episcopalians contemplate building a
new church.
Bills aggregating $lO7. 78 were ordered
paid and Council adjourned to meet Mav
Killed by an Explosion.
Thomas Irvine, a well known torpedo
man, was blown to atoms at Oakdale Sta
tion, Allegheny county, Wednesday. Mr.
Irvine was in the employ of the High Ex
plosive C0.,0f Butler, and for years resided
here and boarded at Mct'aff'erty's Restau
rant, and was removed to tho lower field
about a year and a hali ago, where he
was shortly after, injured in the explosion
of the Magazine there. On Wednesday
while at the Magazine for ulycerine to
shoot a well an explosion occurred, and he
was blown to pieces. He was a »ingle
man, about 30 years of age, and was a
native ot Bolivar, N. Y.
Two horses and two caws were also kill
ed and it is not known how the explosion
occured. The foot and few shreds of flesh
of Thomas Irvine that were found clinging
to tho bushes were brought to the morgue
in Pittsburg that night, Lnd will be ship
ped to Bolivar X. Y., for interment.
G A. R.
Department Commander Thos. G. Sam
ple of the G. A. R. and staff, will pay an
official visit to A. G. Reed Post, Xn. 10.1,
on Friday Evening, Juno 2d, This
will be the first official visit of a Dep't.
Commander to Butler. Adjutant Will A.
Lowry has forwarded special invi'ations to
each of the 14 "Posts" in this county to
meet with Mo. 105 on this occasion.' Mo
doubt there will be a grand lally of the
"old boys" to welcome their Commander.
Meeting of Butler Presbytery.
The annual spring meeting of Butler
Presbytery was held in the Presbyterian
church in Grove City on Tuesday and Wed
nesday of last weak. Nearly all the
churches iu the bounds of the Presbytery
were represented by a minister or elder or
both. Rev. J. L. Cotton, of Centreville,
was elected Moderator aud Rev. W. S. Mc-
Kecs temporary clerk, with Rev. Robt. Me-
Ca-lin. assistant.
Rev. W. E Oiler, of Butler, and elder
T. W. Dale, of Grove City, were appointed
commissioners to General Assembly, with
Rev. I>r. Ketler and elder Frank Ander
son, alternate.
A Good Fence.
Mr. Christ Yockey, of Chicora, showed
us while at that place last week, a section
of Crabhs combination fence for he
i- sole agent for this county. The fence
seems to be remarkable for it's cheapness
and durability, and in the hands of an en
terpri::ing man like Mr. Yockey will doubt
les- soon bo fully appreciated by our
The Paper on the Wall.
You've often noticed how well or how
poorly it looked—and you know too, that
a few dollars expended for the proper pa
per brings more for the money than any
improvement that you can make; bnt then,
did you know that there is a man—Mr. Al
fred Peats—wh J has spont a fortune and
years of study for perfecting the details,
so that you, no matter where you live, can
get the latest aud most exclusive designs
of Wall Paper effects, at less than ft all' the
local dealers' rates.
All this, aud much more, is told about
in a book called "How to Paper, and
Economy in Wall Paper Decorations." It
will be mailed, free, if you send for it at
•once to At, l BED PEATS— the Wall Paper
Merchant-Uept. A, 136 138 W. Madison
St., Chicago, 30 32 W. 13th St. N. Y.
Teacher's Annual Examina
Renfrew May 15, 18!>3.
Glade Mills " ig, •<
Saxonburg " 17 «
Coylesville •« jg' <<
Millerstown <• 22' "
Bruin <• 23 "
Farmington •• 24 "
Ilarrisville " 25' "
The other dates will be given in a
few weeks.
Co Sup't.
sl6 to Chicago and Return sl6.
I*. W. R. R. Co. will sell Ex
cursion tickets to the World's Fair
for all trains at the rate of SIG.
Good until Nov sth.
Largest assortment and best values
u Dress Goods and Cloaks at
—Zuver's Pictures leave nothing
wanting in finish, tone or a correct
Buffalo Blankets, best for wear at
• •
—Boarding-House Cards, with Act
of Assembly, 25 ceute for half-a-dozen,
for sale at CITIZEN office.
—Everybody reads The Pittsburg
Dispatch for the reason that it con
tains more news, both general, speci
al,and telegraphic; has more contrib
utors and more special correspond
ence than any other newspaper be
twean >ew York and Chicago.
Evans City Normal School.
The Spring Term will commence
Tuesday, April 13. and continue ten
weeks. Every effort will be made to
realize the best possible results. For
particulars examine next week's is-
I sue.
' Phillip Trontman, of Penn twp .is build
ine a new house.
Amos Hall, of Branchton, has erected
j there a pair of weigh scales for the ac
j comcdation his neighbors iu J the pabEr.
Geo. Cooper, of Slipperyrock twp., is at
Pittsburg this week as United States Juror.
| Mr... Wils. M. Quisticn, of Butler, visit
ed Free port last week.
Miss Florence Fleming. of Bntler. visited
f her Aunt Mrs S. S. Ashbaugh, of Freeport.
last week.
A. P. Stewert. of Mercer St . i-i rejoicing
over the arrival of a little daughter, which I
came to his house Friday last.
Mrs. John nickel and her daughter Anna
have returned from a visit to iriends i:i
George G Knox of Clay twp. was in town
this week. George is a hustler.
Will Kennedy bought some horses .at
the Titley sale last week.
Civil Engineer McQuistion is at work on
plans for the sewerage of Dnßois.
Jno. Staples and S. A. Walters of North
Adams were in town on busiue>->, Monday.
Maggie E Strawick, widow of the late
ITnar'i Strawick. has received SSOOO fr.im
tLo .vol.' Yo..v Life In.-nranca Co.
Rev. Limberg fell last Friday and
sprained his ankle When able to resume
his duties, notice will bo given through
the papers.
.'■' is* Panline Gibson of West Parker,But
ler Co., has succeeded Miss Clara Campbell
a* librarian of tho State Normal at Clarion
and is said to be filling the position verv
acceptably.— Ex
Mr. E E. Abram-'. tho lnsuranco Agent
was among those of our Citizens who aw
the Naval parade at New York, la<t week.
Uarry and Will Fleming of Buffalo twp.,
were iii Canton, 0., last week, where they
left an order with Aultman & Co., for a
new Star Thresher and Engine.
Andv Fitzirnmons, a well known Pitts
burg typo is in town this week.
Both Judges, Hazen and Greer are in
New Castle this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wittee received an old
time serenade from their friends at Jeffer
son Centre.
Mr. Wm. Heekert of Clinton twp. was
the guest of his son in Butler this week.
Jimmie Sleppy is one of the busiest men
in town now.
Harry Godwin will shortly start on a
photographing trip through tho county.
His Portable Gallery was built by himself
and father and is a neat bit of work.
Mr. M. F. Bradley, who has lately been
in tho employ of McCutchen's tailoring
establishment, removed hi.- family to But
ler last Monday where he will work at his
trade.—Grove City Telephone.
Daniel Nichols, of Butler, a student at
the New Castle Business College, one eve
ning last week starcefl to call upon a young
lady who resides near Oakland. Near the
Etna Furnace, in West New Castle, on the
railroad track, he was knocked senseless
by some person to him unknown. He was
afterwards found wandering around in a
delirious condition. None of his valuables
are missing, and the motive for the assault
involved in mystery —New Castle
The Sick
Everett Maharg, of Penn twp , is on the
sick list.
Mrs. Jackson Bunton, of Penn twp., is
seriouly ill.
Joseph Holtfbonr, a Butler plumber, is
suffering from a sore arm. About a year
ago he was bitten by as pider,and although
it did not bother him much at the time,
yet a few days ago a sore broke out on the
spot nipped by the spider, aud since then
additional sores have appeared.— Ex.
Joseph Painter is able to be about again
after a severe illness.
Joseph, eldest sou of Samuel Westermau
of Buflalo t wp., is dangerously ill with
whi' ' swelling.
8 it Fleming of Buffalo twp. is able to be
about agtin after a six month siege with
rb>-umaiisui. "
Chief of Police Trimbour wa3 ou tho
sick list the first part of tho week.
I'ev. W iaior of Dnfifytown is seriously
Peter Tenful, a brakeman on the Pitts
burg it Western railroad, was killed last
Friday evening. Ue was on a box ear
while the train was passing under the Ft.
Wayne railroad bridge in Allegheny and
he was knocked off. The deceased was a
well known railroader, having run on the
West Penn for years. He was about 34
years of age and leaves a wife and five
children. — Ex.
Jack O'Brien, son of 1) W O'Brien,form
erly of this place was drowned in the She
naugo river at Greenville last Monday.
The body has not been recovered yet.
The Complexion.
With a va.-t number of persons, and
more especially with the gentler sex, the
state of the skin of the face is a matter ol
profound importance, with all a clear pure
complexion is desirable as indicating sound
health and bright intellect. There may 00
pimples or actio of various forms, size or
color, or there aro freckels in blotches or
discrete, or there may be discoloration
from excess or imperfect elimination of
pigment, to say nothing of more decided
forms of disease. All these varied forms
fall directly within the curative action of
'•Humphries'Specific No. Fourteen." No
one can use this marvelously eflectivo Spe
cific for even a few week, without witness
ing the most surprising results in clearing
the complexion, dissipating tho cloudy or
swarthy appearance, and gradually giving
a better, brighter, healthier tone to the
entire face as well as to tho skin in goaer
al. Thousands, while using "Specific No.
Fourteen," for eruptive diseases without
even a thought of tho complexion have
been surprised und delighted beyond
measure at this unlooked for result, For
sale by all druggists. Manual free.
Walter L. Main's big show pitched its
immense canvas in Superior yesterday
and gave the best circus that was ever
witnessed within the limits of the town.
It seemed to bo tho pride ot the managers
to give everythingjust as they had adver
tised it, and the result was the most satis
fied crowd that has ever attended an en
tertainment of this sort hero.
Their punctuality, too, was remarkable.
At precisely 10:10 tho parade formed. At
precisely l! the show commenced; 4 to the
minute it dismissed, aud at prompty
quarter to eight tho evening show opened.
The parade, like the rest of the show,
far surpassed anything that has ever be
fore been given here.
The afternoon attendance must have
been in tho neighborhood of 5000 people,
as even the standing room was occupied.
Most of the acts were new, and their
tight and slack rope performances, tum
bling, etc., were espociallv good. The
whole thing went off with only one slight
accident to one of the trapeze artists in
making an aerial leap.—Superior Daily
Journal, Neb.
At Butler, May 13.
WANTED—A g'-.od girl for gener
al housework. Address .Mrs. Bailey
332 Ljtle St., Hazlewood, Pittsburg.
—ls marriage failuare, is a ques
tion that is often discussed. We can
do very much toward making it a
success, if you will come to the
People's Store and buy your I>rv
Goods at our extremely low prices.
Watch for the P. S. & L. E's.
New Time Table.
Which will go into effect about
May Ist. There will be several
chonges in the time of arrival and de
parture of trains, including through
service from Pittsburgh to Buffalo,
stopping at the larger stations; mak
ing close connections with fast trains
at Junction points for tho East and
Boy's Carts and Wagons.
Toys that never out-stay their
Welcome with the Boys at
Ladies ant' Misses' Cloaks in great
variety at lowest prices at
. The Markets.
Oar grocers are paying 25 for butter, 13
foreggs.7o for potatoes, Gs cts for parsnips.
90 for apples. 1.25 for onions, 12$ for dress
ed chicken, 3ets. a lb. for cabbage, cts.
a do/, bunches tor green onions, 50 cts a
doz. for lettuce, 30cts per doz. bunches rhu
| Timothy hay from county wagons sl-> to
20, mixed hay sl3 to 14, straw $5 50 to 7.00.
j mill feed sls to 19.
Wheat by car load 72 to 73. corn 44 to
45, oats 3G to 37, rye 04 to 05.
Country roli butler 25 to 20, cooking
butter 10 to 12.
Fresh eggs in cases 14j to 15
White potatoes on track Go to 70, from
store 75 to SO.
Beans $2 10. cabbage by barrel $2.00 to
$2.25, spinach 1.50 to $1.75 per barrel,
celery 30 to 40cts. per doz.
At Herr's Island, Monday, common
steers sold at 420 to 4 70. 1000 Hi steers
at 4.05 to 5, and selects as high as Of.
Common hogs sold at GJ to 7£, and
selects as high as S.
Veals calves sold at 4 to 0, and heavy
calves at 3 to 4.
Spring lambs brought 5$ to 9, and sheep
3 to s}.
Found Dead in the Woods.
Last Thursday morning another dead
body was found in the McKeever woods in
Donegal twp.
Some one was going through the woods
that morning when they found the decom
posed body of a medium sized man, lying
with his face down, aud his arms doubled
under him, a messenger was sent to Butler
and Detective Allen went out and made
an examination and is convinced that the
body is that of Steflant, a little German
stone mason, who has been abont Butler
for the past 20 years.
The McKeever farm is becoming quite
notorius as this is the third mysterious
death that has taken place there, several
years ago a man whose identity was not
known was found dead there, and about
two years aeo another whose identity has
never been discovered, and now Steffant—
all in the same woods. Some timo ago a
gang broke into the McKeever home and
after paging and otherwise misusing them
made them tell whore they had their
money hid.
Twenty Thousand Dollars Saved to the
People of Butler Next Year.
How's that? Klinglers have knocked
the bottom out of Flour and Feed. The
dealers persised in bringing Western
Flour and Feed to Butler, and now
Klinglers have at last concluded to sell to
the retail tiade. Flour and Feed goes
directly from the manufacturer to tho
consumer. No middleman's profits any
longer. One Hundred Thonsand Dollars
worth of Flour and Feed sold in Butler
last year. Klinglers will sell it for Eighty
Thousand Dollars and allow the consumers
to keep the other twenty thousand.
This is an houest move in tho right
direction, is what our best citizens say.
We not only save you an immense sum of
money yearly, but we keep the money at
home, and give it to the Butler farmer
and the Butler wage-earner, aud not to
tho Western miller and We»t<rn farmer
and Western wage-earner, who keeps it all
out there. Yes, we have struck the popu
lar cord.
But more that all, we give you better
Flour and Feed than you ever had. All
of.it is made in our two mills rifjht here in
Butler. No cheap adulterations! We
warrant everything absolutely pure, aud
just as represented, or money refunded
Why, people come and tell us they never
had such bread in the house as they now
have with Klinglers' ilour. They say, it
it tastes different and makes them feel
better, than the bread made out of the
Western Flour. But how get advantage
of our new department!
Our retail prices are not changed:
Oriental, a warranted familv flour,
per sack $1 15
Snow Drift, an elegaut high grade,
per sack 1 1 20
Silver Foam, sold to finest trade in
tho U. S., per sack 1 40
4 But the prices on "the card'' are chang
ed. Got "a card"' at once and see for
yourself. Even after you have "a card"
you need not buy. We are obliged to sell
you at u certain special price, if you hold
"a card." That's all.
Onr scheme is a public benefaction.
We will save the citizens of Rutler
twenty thousand dollars a year. We will
keep eighty thousand and with the other
twenty saved, one hundred thousand
dollars here annually, to be distributed in
liutlcr. We will givo the consumer better
Flour and Feed and all kinds of cereal
goods thau he ever had bofore.
selling Flour and Feed so cheap—some
merchants cry. Very well, the public
gets the beuelit,and that ■'•ill be a novel
kind of a failure. Everybody knows thero
is little money in selling goods upon our
new plan, bat never mind about that. We
have counted the cost, and as we have a
large and growing wholesale trade all
over the United States, we are willing to
serve tho people of Butler—our own
neighbors— at a small profit. Furthermore.
and, therefore, depend upon it, we won't
sell you a few small lots at a reduced
figure tbis month, and then put the price
up on you next month. No, sir!
If you don't uuderstand what it is, call
for one, and we will explain it fullv.
Benefit by the greatest reduction In
Flour and Feed Butler has ever witnessed.
Nobody it. barred. Every resident of
Butler can get "a card."
With our present facilities for delivering
goods, we have been unable to fully meet
the wants of the trade, but we will add
extra delivery wagons shortly aud clean
up all the orders daily.
The people of Butler have been fooled
long enough on the Flour and Feed
question. Wo will give you an "eye
opener." Don't hesitate to get "a card"
at once at any of the following places:
Oriental Roller Mills, Mifllin street;
West Penn Elevator, opposite I'enu'a
depot; main office, 139 East Jefferson
street. Telephone No. 10.
P. S.—We handle salt now, and by the
way, it's the "Winfield No. 1. Dairy Salt,"
the finest table salt you ever laid your eyes
on. Every family ought to have a barrel,
as it will keep indefinitely in a dry place.
This salt is made by the Rough Run Mfg.
Co., and is absolutely pure. With "a
card." you can buy a barrel for what you
will pay for a few large bags of table salt.
Armory Opera House.
This new mral plav commenced a three days
engagement at tlie Park matinee yesterday and
drew Immense audiences, both matinee and
evening It is a very good tnd Interesting play
tilled with thrilling and realistic scenes.
Frank Jones as Sasou Wheatlev, the Country
Cousin, succeeded In keeplug the audience in
the very best of lmmor. The company is good
and the singing of the famous Farmer'Quarteite
was excellent and merited several well earned
encores. The railroad scene is the best we have
had this season, lteal switches, telegraph
poles, derricks and the flight of the midnight
express brought the audience to their feet.
The train ts.no feet long and crobses the stage
in six seconds. A genuine threshing machine
li. operation aided greatly In the realism of
the farm scene. The play is one that will
please all and the Park will certainly be packed
to-day and to-morrow matinee anil evening.
—Dayton, Ohio. Dally Journal, Oct. L'.itli, 1592
—Pianos, Uprighf Pianos,
Metallophones, Organs,
Accordeons, Concertinas,
Musical Boxes, Mouth Organs of
all kinds at J. P. T. STEHLE'S
Don't forget us on Hosiery «ind
Gloves, we always have tho beat at
lowest prices
New Broadcloths, Bedford Cords,
Henriettas aud Fine Dress Goods at
Very low prices on Fine Umbrel
las at
Ice! Spring Water. Ice!
Pure Spring Water !<*> delivered
daily, in small or large quantities to
any part of town. Leave order nt
J. A. KICHKY'B Bakery.
142 S. Main St.,
Butler, Pa.
Doctor, call on your way
■ back anil let us fill your prcscrip
■ tions. It is important that you
have it done right. Pure drugs
as well as care in compounding
are requisite. All of our drugs
are of the BEST. Our prices are
reasonable, consistent with the
pure goods. Remember we guar
antee ever}- article bearing our
name to be just as represented.
\\ e keep all sick room utensils;
Medicine Glasses, Sick Feeders,
Air Cushions, Hot Water Bottles,
Ice Bags, Bed Pans.
Xo matter what you want come
to us and if we do not have it we
will get it for you or tell you where
the same may be had.
C. N. BOYD, Druggist.
Diamond Block, Butler, Pa.
CAPITA., Paid l'|>, ... *100.000.00.
81 HI 1.1 S, - $20,00(1 00.
Jos. Hartman. Pres't,
J. V lutus, Vice Prat, C. A. Bailey, (.'ashler,
Jos Hartman, C. P. Collins. O.M.Russell.
H. McSweeney, c. I). Greenlee, J. V. Rltts
E. h. A brains. Leslie Hazlett. I. G. Srnltli.
W. h. W aldron, W. Henry Wilson, M. Flnegan.
A general banking business transacted. In
terest paid on time deposits. Money loaned on
approved security.
Foreign exchange bought and sold.
Assets $9,730,000.00.
Home of New York,
Assets $9,338,000.00.
Hartford of Hartford,
Assets $7,109,000.00.
Continental of New York,
Assets $6,380,000.00.
Assets $137,499,000.00.
Office of
to the Court House.
litical. but our Business Platform
is bound to be popaiar with all
parties. Here are the planks on
which we stand:
PROTECTION.—For all custom
ers from over charges, mistatement
or poor values.
FREE TRADE.—With everyone
who is prepared to pay cash for
the cheapest goods in the market.
RECIPROCITY.—Between buyer
and seller. We make a small profit.
You get extra values.
PROHIBITION —Ofshodely goods
inflated values and oppressive high
"The People's Store" is where
"The People's Party buy their
Dry Goods. This is the simple
trustful platform on which we pre
sent our goods. If you like the
platform patronize "Tho People's
313 S. Alain St., Butler, Pa.
Louis Traxler's
English half wool cashmeres in all
the new shados at 25cts per yard.
Fine corded cashmeres, new and
stylish in changable shades at 25cts
per yard. All wool henriettas in
in black and color, special prices 50c
per yard.
We have an entirely new stock of
double fold dress goods a.t 12£ and
15c per yard
We can give you better values in
dress goods, millinery, jackets, capes,
underwear, hosiery, lace, white
goods, muslins, ginghams and no
tions of all kinds, than any other
storo in Butler. Large sales and
small profits is our motto.
Next door to Butler Sayings Bank,
Butler, Pa.
For Sale.
Three vacant lots in Springdale,
corner Ziegler and Centre avenues,
will be offered at private sale until
Monday, May 22d. If uot sold by
that date will be offered at public
outcry to the highest bidder. These
lots are suitable either for private
residences or for business locations
and can be had at a bargain as they
must be sold.
Enquire of J. 11. Negley.
O. D. Haryev.
W. A. Fisher.
—Alway stop at the Hotel Waver
y when in Butler.
—Children's Trunks.
Children's Bureaus.
Children's Chairs.
Children's Wooden Bedsteads.
Children's Wooden Tables.
Children's Wooder Rockers at
For Rent.
A farm in Middlesex twp., on
I'lank Road, in vicinity of new oil
field. Inquire of
Butler, Pa.
—Take your children to Zuver's
Gallery for Pictures that will suit
yon. Postoffice building.
—Choice potted piants of all kinds
at Thos. A. Morrison's, Hotel Voee
ley Block.
—Call and examine our stock of
Table Linens, Napkins and Towel,s
before buying elsewhere.
The People's Store.
Best place' to {buy Table Linens,
Napkins and Towels at
—Hotel Waverly, best house in
—Fresh cut flowers of all kinds at
Thos. A. Morrison's, 212 S. Main St.
Double Blackboards, Secretaries
Desks, Eureka Baby.Jumpers and
Swings for sale at
German Kuittirg Yam, S| finish
and Saxony Yarns at
STEIN it Sou's.
Keep an Eye out for Bargains.
Low PRICES] **&£!%
Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing,
Gent's Furnishing Goods, Hats, etc.
You will find tl-e place for it when you see our
Spring display of quality and elegance.
It you wish to see the latest novelties come and see us.
It'you wish to see the very best in standard styles and
reliable makes come and see us.
Few cau meet and none can beat our prices.
They have got to go Hani time?, high prices, and big
profits cat j t exist as we are bound to lead.
Truth brands our goods, "Honest Quality,"
Economy recommends our low prices.
h schneideman;
Clothier an Furnisher,
104 South Main St., Butler, Pa.
Now is your Chance to Buy Boy's Suits.
* % J
Mothers you never have had the
opportunity to buy them as
good for the money as now
[Prices Cnt Away Down.|
Boy's Long Pant Suits at $2.00 worth $3.00.
Boy's Long Pant Suits at $2.50 worth $3.50.
Boy's Long I'ant Suits at $3.25 worth $4.50.
Boy's Pants Suits at $4.00 worth $6.00.
Boy s Knee Pant Suits at 85c worth $1.25.
Boy's Knee Pant Suits at $1.15 worth $1.65.
Boy's Knee Pant Suits at $1.50 worth $2.00.
Boy's Knee Pant Suits at $2 00 worth $2.75.
Boy's Long Pants at 63c a pair worth 90c.
Boy's Knee Pants at 25c a pair worth more.
Clothiers and Furnishers,
Opposite Hotel * Yogely, Butler, Pa.
The 0. W. Hardman Art Company Limited.
Superior Pho tog railing, Real Life Sice, Free If ami Portrats in
Pastel, Crayon, Sepia, oil or water color, that are Genuine and not
Imitations, that is worthy of honest sale and Strietly first Class,
reasonable Price and Courteous Treatment are our Specialties. Old
Pictures Reproduced and Enlarged Picture Frames. Largest dis
play of samples of Photographing and large Portraits in the Town
or County.
Work Reliable and Guarented as represented.
Ladies, old People and Children have no long, dark, Filthy stairs
to Trail up and down.
STUDIO on First Floor, Main St.,
Opposit Hotel Lowry, + t J t Butler, Pa.
1. - . ■ 1 - . »
Grand Bargain Bale
Still continues and will continue
until we have sold out our stock of
Sample Boots and Shoes and Oxfords.
Bargain seekers should not miss this Grand Bargain Sale as we are
offering greater bargains than over before.
Having received a large line of ladies fine shoes and oxfords, I am pre*
pared to show a better selection than ever before, and prices mach lower .
Ladies Fine Rnesia Bluchers at $2.00 to $4.00.
•« " " Oxfords at SI.OO to $2,25.
" •' Chocolate Oxfords and Blucher style at $2.25.
" Hand Turn Oxford and Sonthern ties at $2 50.
Ladies fine Dongola Shoes hand turn / ALL STYLES
a a .« <• •< welt)
Misses Fine Dongola Shoes at SI.OO to $2.50.
'• School Shoes 75c to $1.25.
" Tan or Red Shoes at SI.OO.
" • " Oxfords at 90c.
Infant Sheet ut 18c to 50c.
We Standi for Quality*
Our Men's fine shoes are more varied io styles this year than ever be
fore, Ful. ck of men's fine Tan sboes in Lace or Blocher stylet.
Men's fine patent leather shoes in lace and congress, plain toe and tips.
Men's fine Calf, Cordovan, Kangaroo and Porpoise shoes in all styles
and at low prices.
Men's low cnt shoes in Oxfords and Southern tieß in Tan color or of
Calf and Kangaroo stock.
Boys' Tan Bluchers at $1.50. Fine shoes, lace congress or bnttoo
at $1.25 to $3 00 per pair.
Our stock of men's and boys's working shoes is larger than ever before.
Men's kip shoes 75c to $1.25.
Men's grain shoes SI.OO and npwards.
Men's grain box toe shoes at $1.50 and $2.00.
Men's kip aad calf box toe shoes $1.50 to $2,00.
Men's fine calf dress boots at $2 00, full stock of our own make-
Boot and Shoe Repairing Neatly Done.
"When in need of any thing" in my line give
me a call.
128 South Majji Street Butler, Fa.

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