Advance Argus, January 12, 1888

Advance Argus

January 12, 1888

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Advance Argus (Newspaper) - January 12, 1888, Greenville, Pennsylvania MERCER JANUARY ITJIOK A house and lot on the West Apply to MK8 LOUISR tl 16 F iOU I hnvc a number of choice farms and town lots tnhich will be sold at rt unrein thenoxt Vleasc Inquire of j5tt FOB The William Williiuns In West Sulcm and half miles from containing 57 lacres Is offered for Hole on reasonable Apply I to William Williams or In F IOU Two acres of Rood on which Is a frame lwlth kitchen Excellent orchard and good Property is situated on tho Kinsman I two from Apply to 1UIOUA ANN 20 Pa V ALUAHLE FAHM KOli Tlin elegant farm of aces near West Middle i known as the Kduhurn is offered fo sale lor a nhort at a price and upon terms tha it a Donltivr JOHN VV d 224W 1a AKOUT THK BUCKSHOT IF IOK Two lots situated on f sixty feet each Keith street and ex iiK North 1KU On iv enctiil a friivnw in good lute the properly of M Tnrrus of snli nuiile known oy July IS Main July 1 ltf Vf OTICK liven that the of tin lute linn of Cllfi will IMS closed and ready for settlement on mid after The Mime will be settled the old in by the surviving w continued I lie Dee2 tf Two Recent Kocull the Famous j few days ago a New York paper announced the death in Ohio of exRepresentative formerly of this who was believed to have been the last surviving member ol the Pennsylvania Legislature of the exciting session of when the efforts of the AntiMasons and under the lead of Thaddeus to secure control of the Legis lature and the State Administration led to what became known as the Buckshot Following close on the death of this longforgotten legislator comes the announcement of the death in Indiana of Baity once a Philadelphia terror and a whose reputation 40 years ago was Sowers left his haunts in this city about the time the war broke and until his death his whereabouts were not He was the last survivor of the once notorious Spring Garden Butcher Boy gang of this and his almost simul taneously with that of the last member of the Buckshot War re calls the fact that he was a prominent figurein that and but for a fortunate the career of Thaddeus then just would have beyond a doubt beej brought to a tragic close at his as one re sult ot that political The history of Pennsylvania has been written several times since the Buckshot The annual meeting the Pynmtuning Mutual Fire Insurance will he held at on January ut ten oclock fur the purpose of electing one and for the trans action of such other Imsinoss UK may legitimately come before the the election to close prompt ly at two oclock K I5Gw Secretary F The Daniel Hnub farm In Pymatnning one mile east of thirty live bouse and excellent good or chard will bo sold on reasonable Also the ad joinlnfc farm owned by containing thirtyeight and onehalf Inquire ot 6th TJ 11M FOR The following described property will bu exposed to public sale by public outcry or vcnclua on the ou JANUARY at 1 oclock the following described real estate belonging to the estate of Heuoen de viz All that certain piece or parcel of land situated in West Salem Mercer and bounded and described as follows On the north by lands of Carnes and Ann on the cast by lands of the Shenango A Allegheny Railroad Company and Kisenbarts on the but although the affair was one of important and ethical occur in the States the historian lias not deemed its story worth the tell Two bodies of men in claiming to be the legal House of Rep resentatives a the heads of tivery State the Speaker of the and other prominent virtually in hiding for a week the State Arsenal in the hands of an unauthorized force Harrisburg in charge of a self appointed Committee of Safety the State department building closed together with the Capitol guarded by and admission denied to all not having a military certainly were sufficient to have furnish ed material for a stirring chapter in any but the story of all is only to be found between the musty covers of official where it is told in the undramatic verbiage of the State paper of 50 years In 1835 Joseph Ritner had been elected Governor of Pennsylvania as the Whig and AntiMasonic then a Gettysburg was elected to the Legislature the same He had more than any other man built up the AntiMasonic strength in the for the The programme was to admit to seats in the pending their the members of the Phil adelphia delegation returned as elected on the Whig organize the elect their candidate for United Slates confirm all of Ritners and pass all necessary legislation in regard to as provided by the Constitution and even if the Philadelphia members were unseated and the contest of the Governors elec tion a Porter would be shorn of all the patronage in the State and the Democrats would have gained a barren But for the violent ut terances of the Whig papers immediately after the and an unwise and revolutionary address issued by Burrows as Chairman of the Whig State Com the plans of the Whig leaders might have Burrows closed his address with these words Let us treat the election of the gth as if we had not been and in that atti tude abide the He called a meeting of the Whigs and AntiMasonic Senators and Representa tives at Harrisburs several days belore the Legislature at which meeting their order of procedure was agreed Yiie House of Represen tatives met on Harrisburg was crowed with all soils ut people I nun every part of as a big light was alter wan Clerk ot the and according to caili d the House to order and proceeded will llie roll When he came to the members Irom Philadelphia he called the names from the list that had come I torn Burrows as Secretary of the Com After he had read the Charles who claimed a seat from arose and said that the list read by the Cletk did not contain the names of the members legally He produced a certitied copy ol what he said was the proper election and handed it to the With the four members according lo the returns from the Secretary ol the Com monwealths office the Administration had 52 voles to 48 for the but il the four elecled by the reiurns handed in by Pray were recognized the majority in the House be Ihe claim of the Democrats was that Bur rows had suppressed the legal returns from certain districts in Philadelphia and sent in those prepared for the oc The returns that came from the Secretarys office included the vote of but seven of the seventeen election dis tricts of Spring Garden and Northern and were signed by but seven of the seventeen They declared New Vernon declared their opposition to the formation of the They believed it was not Citizens of New Vernon township stated that the expenses of education in their township are already and that while the territory proposed to be taken off that township is and the probable loss of school tax not more than per they still felt that they should not be called upon to furnish any of the territory for the proposed new It was admitted that the parties residing upon that portion of New Vernon pro posed to be stricken off would be much better accommodated with school privi leges by the new district than at Several citizens of Perry township were called who objected to the forma lion of the new Among these were three or four members of ihe school board of the They all admitted that the schoolsof the township are and that something must be done to relieve ihe A new school house with rooms near Perry uas talked but HDihing official had yel been douin llu It appeared that the citizens of llie vil lage of Clatks Mills had been urging the school board to matter for some and had indicated that they would be satisfied with a new school house nearer the village the present one to which they send their children to They claimed that subdistrict was and Vaughn is conducting a protract ed meeting in the Church with fa vorable Miss Nina of this is spend ing a few days at at John and Adolph of Os visited friends in this place last Saturday and who has been working in Indiana for the past six returned home last Jerry Ralston is still on the sick with little hopes of her of East visited friends here PROAX Eiilioi Advance Argus Feeling tint some of your readets may a new that a new school house near Clarks Mills and another on or near the Mercer would relieve the pressure in the The Clarks Mills folks claim ed that they could not get the board even to officially view the much less remedy the difficulties complained and hence had made application for the new It came out in evidence that Perry only levied mills for school purposes and 2 mills for building purposes for the present New Vernon levied but mills in the aggregate for the year ending Greenville levied this year 8 For the year ending Sharpsviile levied 10 mills south by lands of Bortz unit on the west of Marcus Bortz and Samuel Fulks heirs and con talning 80 more or la rue twostory frame dwelling Inrpe barn and other om buildings all in excellent A good orchard and n Rood well at ciich house and abundance of spring water for This ia a vary valuable situated about two miles from Green ville and threefourths from The soil is naturally good and is in a slate of The buildings are very fences in good repair and everything about the property com mndimis and A part of this farm is un derlaid with Rind block cmil of the purchase money to be paid on lie conlinnatim of the sale by the Court and the halanee in two equal annual pa the ferred payments to hcnr interest continuation or sale and to be secured by bond and 3t VliEKliAN Administrator of Keuben bylands I and he became Ritners chief Ul 3CVCII j i no one but simply were indorsed West 9 6 be interested ui reading of the wonder ful growth oltlie the rnetropj ohs of the 1 herewith submit a few figures taken from a statement i published in Tiliumof January isi It out by claiming a population j of while ihe year it 129 showing an increase f i two The valuation of city perty lor the year just closed while the valuation lor 18X5 i arlion in the i showing an in twoj years ol During ihe past year there were buildings ol which the valuation was and the number of real estate sales was about and the valuation over The jobbing trade amounted to and the value of her man ufactures were The paid in banking capital is while the clearings for the year were But the figures relating to the wheat receipts and the manufacture of flour are the most In that the figures may be more fully appreciated we will compare with Chicago and Duluth Received at Chicago during the year Duluth I showing the receipts of their market nearly three times those of Chicago and two and a half times those of The total manufacture of flour amounted to During the year there were about 50 miles of water mains about 50 and about 75 miles of streets The opening cl the new Sou route Minneapolis to Sault de Marie has been fluctuating ever At present writing it is considered out of Now for Barker to say that it was do ing well is a He either refers to the society during Tylers administra or else this is another bland exem plification ol his limited I venture the without fear of suc cessful the gentleman can find another citizen in the district that can agree with him in his This was only a random shot and its reverberation scarcely reached the sup posed enemys camp Barker 1 think you take a very limited view of your when you say that you cant see how a literary society could affect the interest of a Did you ever see a mail who could saw and chop at the same time It would not be near so hard an undertaking as to expect to in terest scholars in their studies and at the same time have their attention The gentleman seems to place consider able strees upon the Big We count that the most es sential feature around the Stewart for this A chief is the only one who can govern a semicivilized As my thoughts pack easily in allow me to pay my compliments to in cast for the as being to I Sandy and Oth members of the an ottice MONTANA HEAKD rail road extensions have devel oped exceptionally line min stock and farming dis and full upon appli cation to STOCK an irriilii iMnmftttolit IN bcliilf rupHlly I n lo I ho IiiiHl Nfock mid lHlry HKtro in luiKlN Hllli conven ient lo tMtrtlciilnrM trrr upon upitllcniloii to 8ti imTIT BUSINESS builiing 1M H W of railroads in a new and fertile country 11 Jj U creates many new towna affording ex cellent business Partic ulars regarding such opportunities in Minnesota and Dakota will sent upon appli cation to Agtf Minn unofficial The first antislavery message ever promulgated by a North ern Governor was signed by and the author of it was and is believed by many to have been Thaddeus It was referred to by Whittier in a poem written by him soon and created a great sen sation all over the Thomas Burrows of Lancaster was made the chief of Rimers as Sec II1K m retary oi the The po from the date of litical triumvirate of Ritner and Burrows soon became famous in Penn sylvania as was that of Weed and Greeley in New York State in later Ritners Administration was bitterly and aroused tlie violent hatred of the oppo The great political engine of Pennsylvania then was the Public The State owned all the internal im railroads and every These were being increased in extent and enlarged in Thous ands of men were employed on innumerable and remunerative contracts were at the disposal of those in author unknown to the laws of the They had been sent to Harrisburg from Phila delphia on a special hired at the suggestion of Thaddeus it being understood that the first reiurns received at the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth should be regarded as The other set of returns was sent to Harrisburg next The Sec retary declared they were informal and improperly and they were not opened by Concluded next PROSPEROUS North Dakota never had better crops than just Many opportunities to secure lino Government lands recently near excellent coal and adjacent to Maps and full upon application to er it is levy even a less tax than Perry and New but certainly the people of these township are not sorely oppressed by school however high their other taxes may But few men in these districts will object to paying a little more school tax if they can thereby secure still better school fa The people of Perry pride them selves upon their liberality in this direc and claim to stand among the fore most townships in the county in point of been made the occasion of great rejoic ing in this The to show their appreciation of the new com bined and made the first shipment over the road of one hundred cars of flour for the This flour train was divi ded into five section and the cars were all so the new line will re ceive quite a paying or running behind move to new location 1 Excellent which will increase in valno several fold in five No other such opportunities Full upon application to j OF CROPS is an unknown experience in Central and Dakota and Min Maps full particu sent Addieso Pass Paul FAILURE TTTTTTTWOHK von or on small V salary Why continue working on a worn II II I out farm Why try to secure a living from such highpriced or heavilymort gaged farms Why work on rented land W hy nut start for yourself Why not secure at once some of the lowpriced but veryfertile and well located lands adjacent to railroads now to he obtained by those go ing to Northern Dakota and where you can make u larger net profit per acre than on the highpriced or wornout land yon now occupy Why not go and look the situation and see for A or at least obtain further which will be sent if you will address WAKIIKX KSTA11LIS1IE1 Diploma Awarded First 1reniinm Soronto Industrial and Diploma Awarded at 1enna State English Blue Black Writing Fluid Has no Many Try it once and be eonvinceil Send for manufactured hy OPIIt3VniKr Sold Wholesale and ut S8f7 for fountain d22 IbV and the patronage was By the end of Ritners administration the political machinery of the Public Works was all in the hands of and and there was no opposi tion to Ritners nomination lor a second term by the Whigs and Anti Masons in The last mentioned allies of the Whigs had decreased largely in numbers since Ritners former David Rittenhouse was nominated by the The adoption ot a new Constitution was to be voted for at the same The campaign was the fiercest and politically and in the history of parties in the Thomas Bur rows was Chairman of the Whig State The result of the campaign was the election of Porter by about The new Constitution was also adopted by a small The new Constitution gave the Gover norelect all the power of the Governor then in office in the way of until a law should be passed by the Legislature under the Constitution pre scribing the manner of making appoint ments designed by The Conslilution also extended the term of the sitting Governor until the third Monday in Jan and in case there was a con test over the he was to hold over until the contest was The appointing power was an important as among the appointments were the Board of Canal which had entire control of the Public Secretary of the Land and a small army of county and district including Judges of the The election of Porter was entirely unexpected by his and the leaders at once set to work to contest the Stevens had been returned to the lower house of the Legislature from Adams The success of the Handsome present given away on ev ery cash sale of at Emery dec 8tf political plans of the administration tri umvirate necessitated their having a ma jority in the House of Representatives The Senate was theirs by a sure majority and to secure the House they must have certain members of the Philadelphia which was to be contested There was a United States Senator tc and Thaddeus Stevens was slated Want a New School The citizens of Clarks this coun and some of the citizens ol the im mediate have been agi tating for some time ihe matter of the formation of an Independent School District out oi parts of Perry and New Vernon the greater part of the district to be taken from In May last a consisting ol and heard the petitioners and and unanimously recom mended the granting of the petition for the On account of some infor the report of the commission was set aside and a new consisting of James John Packard and Vance was ap pointed to hear the case a second The commission met at Clarks Mills on and alter traveling over the ter ritory proposed to be included in the new and viewing the boundaries commenced the hearing at 2 p in the large fruit evaporating build ng near the Evidently there is considerable of feei ng over the inasmuch as a large crowd of citizens had assembled to at tend the It was not deemed safe to admit the crowd to the Lodge over McCormick Beats store or fear of and hence the airy out commodious building named was chosen as the place where the court should be The court room was rather primitive and unpretentious in its but it was made to answer the There were no tipstaves or other court officers present to main tain but the good people conduct ed themselves with reasonable decorum under the peculiar James Brown was made Chairman of the and John Sec of appeared for Ihe one of the pre sented the case for the The The commission retired about 5 afld after examining the evidence taken and carefully looking over the de cided to again recommend the granting the prayer of the What the ourt will do in the of s not One thing is tolerably The school board of Perry ownship will find it necessary in some vay to provide additional school facili ties for the pupils of that township Should the court ultimately refuse to confirm the in all probability the school board will be forcibly reminded of their duty in the and we believe they will promptly They express a wil lingness to do what may be and also to consult the best interests of all In any we would be sorry to learn that the best interests of the schools oi the township should suffer through any strife which may have been origi Our sick is Joseph Snyder is able to be up most of the rjpd hop and You yuur eyiH and Ti thump yon HD your silly hea Wirild hardly Ina A think si silly should lie kept Troiii harm and dimmer uniler Tliromrli fear the world might hear yon bray Hud you nut lo he iOIJLKtJK Once more our classic halls resound with the clastic step and ringing voice ol youthful seekers after Onctmore the grave professors have resumed their and things are fast settling down into their wonted chan All stem benefited bv the rest and recreation of the holidays and enter vith renewed energy upon the duties of the winter McKee took a short visit to okl Westmoreland for sake of his and we are glad to say has returned much Titzel was called away by the double misfortune of the death of a relative and the illness of his son at whither he had gone to spend the holiday intermis sion but has returned and will imme diately resume the duties of his Zahn had a serious relapse of his but has so far recovered as to be able to discharge his duties in the class The remainder of the corp ot instructors have been on the ground and are now to be found at their accustomed The students with few excep and we are glad to see once more among us the faces Miss Laverne Rodeers and Messrs Will and Fred who were members of the instil ntion last The Seniors are now practically enter ing upon and right eagerly do they address themselves to the work before Our new chapel is now further adorn ed by a handsome whose rich tones fill the room with harmonies Mon Sue Ridgway came home on She reports a good David Young and his are visiting relatives in Lawrence J Young was i Mercer on Query is what Miss Ella Zellars was visiting here the guest of Maggie of attended the We are sorry to hear of our friend William Heltons He is at nated or may yet originate controversy in out of the commission was sworn in by the venera ble John who was pres and notwithstanding his age is look ing remarkably The statements of a larger number of individuals pro and con were Many of the citizens both of Perry and The Canal We are always sorry to spoil a good but generally it is better to do so than to mislead The story go ing the rounds of the and whicl originated in Erie to the effect that a contract had been entered into by the new railroad company with the Cleve land Rolling Mill Company for all the rails to complete the road to anc that fabulous sums of money were on hands to immediately push the roac through to that is slightly prema ft is true that ihe rails for the roac between this place and Amasa Crossing have been and most of then laid and that the road is bein completed to the above point as rapidly as The bridge over the She nango at this point has been and will be pushed forward as rapidly as the condition of the weather and the stage of the water will Further than the those who are best posted here are unable to give any definite It is probable that the road will be pushed through next but it is not at all positive that such will be the home with his lather in this Hope he may soon be able to call on his old Literary on Saturday evening was a grand The truth has dawned on the minds of some of the members that In Union there is and have taken hold with a will that speaks well for the future success of the he selections were good and well ren the music was a leading feature nd we heard a gentleman say it would mve been a credit to some of our city The debates were long wind ed to say the and the debaters lUcceeded in one making everyone But in future we hope he debators will be limited to one speech and that not more than 15 and we think the society would be better able to judge than tp select for sometimes they decide contrary to the general opinion of the Literary igain in two A good program iias been arranged and it is hoped by the friends of the society that all will be pre The question for debate Re solved that Strikes are a benefit to the Working We did not learn who the debators to but no doubt i will be Come put and be entertained and assist in making the so ciaty a Wakefield preached at old Salem on Sabbath He treated his hearer to a very interesting and it evident the is a thinker as well as i Preaching again in two week at and greatly enhance the pleasure of our morning service of The instru we was purchased oi Derr of this A splendid barometer has arrived for the weather signal station of Mil who now has a complete set of in class of has been circulating among us for He we today to spend a few days at his home before returning to he Seminary at FROM Editor Advance Argus If it would not be asking too 1 would like to occupy a part of one of your columns for the of replying to some publications that have appeared At various times our attention has been called to the publication of trivial and af I ho at one time pas or of the Presbyterian church in Sheak or as it is known n church writes the Presby erian Banner concerning the dead of he Presbyterian ministry for and of the late who was one of his predecessors as pastor of the same as follows But two names over which some of us will dwell with fond memories belong to the roll of the Presbytery of James and Brother Shields was one of my predecessors in the line of my first pastorate over the churches of Georgetown and Fnirfield inthe Pres bytery of Although nine years had every household was full of blessed influences which he had left in their hearts like the odor of precious He was eminently a faithfu I have heird him tell with a pleasant laugh of his first round of visi tation to catechise the He an nounced from the pulpit that he would begin this work the next day at the house of John At the ap pointed time the large family circle were gathered and the young pastor seated in their midst studied how to open his work with the youngest member of the had just made his first entry at the public schools and was the proud owner of a new spelling Addressing the he asked II1U pUOllCailUIl UI lliviui amJ cii ter some deliberation we have concluded which is the best book in the world to give Barker a reply though as yet nothing worthy of a reply has been said excepting a few false statements that he is wont to We were not surpris ed at the statement that the society pros pered well without the This is very easily accounted Tyler Paine seems to have been the originator of the society and it prospered well during Tylers but last fall dur ing his contagion seized upon it and its death was hourly Af ter school opened its normal at that seemed to change and has The said with all No one joined in the laugh that followed more heartily than Brother In fact his whole souled way of laughing is one of the things by which he will long be remem He has gone home from the harvest with his bosom fiull of sheaves gathered from and all the regions round ;