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    THE AMERICAN CITIZEN.
.Butler, Pa., Wednesday, Dec.16.1863
19* Entrance to th« AVEKICAK CrriSXX Printing OFFL<
from the Sooth, on Jefferaon street.
BSf In oar issue of last week, ther
were several typographical errors; but w
Will not impose upon the good sense of ou
readers by particularizing at present; suf
flee it to say, that we will be more carefu
in the futur* EDS.
tSf If, in /Applying our immediati
neighbors in this borough With copies o
—-OT? paper we omitted ABy through mis
tak», who wish to read it, they will pleas<
call attd give trs A°cir names.
To our friends we would say, that it ii
%ot unlikely that we have overlooked som<
- tit tit* namps taken in the hurry of courl
*"*ek. If so. report the fact at once, and
*e will make it all right.
DISCONTINUED.—AII persons interested
Tire hereby sotiScd that M'Candless' Post
"Office, at Unionville, has been discontin
ued for the time being—F. S. M'Gee hav
ing resigned the position as Postmaster ;
•and, until the vacancy is filled by a new
appointment, all mail matter properly be
longing to said office will be left in, or sent
•to Butler, Pa.
Baf" < )ur renders will find the Presi
dent's message in this paper. Wc need
hardly bespeak for it a careful reading,
believing that all will not only road, but
study it, carefully. The frankness and
pure patriotism of its author is seen in
every paragraph; and on a close examin
ation of it, we aro led to believe that,
while the President is slow to advance, he
never recedes. This is as it should be,
for—
M Whore to-day the martyr «tnn<)«,
On thu crotichew JudtUf
With the Hilvor in hi* hand."
His accompanying proclamation, too, is
worthy of study.
"WAIT FOB TIIE WAGON."—Those
wishing to purchase a wagon, carriage,
buggy, or vehicle of any kind, would be
amply compensated by calling at the es
tablishment of G. C. Rossi ng, Esq., on
"Cunningham street, Butler. Work made
of the best material and in the latest styles.
Call in and examine for yourselves.
NARROW ESCAPE. —On Sabbath night,
the 6th inst., Rev. R. J. Coulter and fam
ily wero awakened from their slumbers
by a strange and unusual noise and a smoth
ering Bensation. To their surprise and as
tonishment their dwelling was on fire. The
firchad communcatcd with a frame partition
which was in flames, and, from all appcar
ancos, it was thought, the dwelling must
be consumed ; but not despairing, Mr.
Coulter and family went to work without
delay to extinguish the flames; and, with
the assistance of some of their nearest
neighbors, they finally succeeded in mas
tering the flames, and thus saved house
and furniture, although both were much
—dftThaged. We have not been informed
how or by what means the fire occurred.
Persons should be careful to examine
the different departments of their dwell
ings before retiring to rest, in order to
guard against fire. The numerous friends
of Mr. Coulter and family, we have no
doubt, will feci ranch gratified at this
seemingly Providential escape of himself
and family.
DEDICATION OF TIIE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH.—The New Presbyterian Church
of Butler was dedicated to the service of
God on Wednesday last. The day was
propitious, and a large oongregation as
sembled, composed of the members of the
various churches of the place, and of stran
gers from a distance. After invocation,
by Rev. David Hall, and reading the
Scriptures, by Rev. E. Ogden, with sing
ing an original hymn ; Rev. Wm. I>. How
ard, D. D., of Pittsburgh, made the ded
icatory prayer. Afterward he preached
on the text: "Ye shall reverence my Sanc
tuary." The discourse was one of great
learning and [tower; and it was listened
to with marked attention.
The Pastor, Rev. Loyal Young, deliv
ered a brief address, giving an account of
the advancement of the congregation, step
by step, since its organization. He stated
among other things, that Rev. Dr. Niblock
had been pastor of his church [the Uni
ted Presbyterian] for forty-four years;
that the Rev. Wm. White had boon pas
tor of the Episcopal church for twenty
six years; and, that he (Rev. Young) had
been pastor of the Presbyterian church
for thirty years. Their combined panto
rates would equal one hundred years. He
also stated that the church had been built
at a cost of about six thousand dollars;
that it had been paid for; and that, with
the exception of about eighty dollars, the
• expenses of its erection had been borne
entirely by the congregation.
A contribution was then called for to in
in payiug for the furniture and
• other necessary improvements, which re
sulted in a sum of taro hundred and twen
i ty-five dollars; the people of the different
• churches present contributing liberally.
The new church is an ornament to our
'-village.
At Jialf past six o'clock, Rev. David
Hall prettc&ed a sermon of rare excellence
and beauty, which enchained the audi
ence, inspiring them witfo love to the Sanc
tuary. The occasion throughout was one
of special interest.
*&■ Thp rebel ram Atlanta, which has
been on exhibition at l'luladelphia lor sev-
Procefdlngs of C'enrl.
R QUARTER SESSIONS.
- Commonwealth vs. Simon P. Walters
" forging a receipt. Matthias Gruber, pros
= ecutor. Court permit a not. pros. On pay
* ment of docket costs.
e Com'th. vs. Wm. C. Johns—Nancy E
,r Critchlow, prosecutrix. Dec. 9, 1863, set
tied as per writing filed.
'' Same vs. Thomas B. M'Annallen,-Biga
my; Samuel Miller, prosecutor. Dec. 14
c | 1863, jury sworn. Same day verdict oi
,112 not guilty, and costs to be divided equall)
between the prosecutor and the defendant
c j Same vs. Thomas Rodgers—Selling li
quor without license. Ignoramus; County
s ! to pay costs.
D 1 Same vs. Dr. P. Held-—Fornication and
t Basterdy; Pros'x. Melalena Krousc.—
] Case dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
Same vs. Rosanna Flceger—Arson. Geo.
1 rS prosecutor. Verdict not guilty,
j Same vs. Jane M'Annallen—lndict.
Knowingly marrying another woman's hus
band. Prosecutor, Samuel Miller. Ver
dict not guilty, and prosecutor to pay the
' costs.
| Same vs. William M'Clelland, Anthony
Sykes, John Richey and Mark MeCand
! less—Surety of the Peace. Prosecutor,
John Gregory. Defendants brought bc
- fore Court and dismissed upon payment of
I costs.
, COMMON PI.F.AS.
( G. Grinder vs. C. Mechling. Appeal.
I ' Dec. 8, 1863, continued, and rule on de
i j fendant to pay costs of Term.
• | Jane Vensil vs. Samuel Miller.—Sum
, monscase sur Slander. Mitchell. M'Lure,
- McJunkin and E. M. Bredin, fur plaintiff;
and M'Candless, Graham, Thompson and
Ash, for defendant. On motion the Court
permit the Record to be amended by the
, substitution of Thomas B. M'Annallen the
husband of the plaintiff, Jane Vensil, —
married since the action was brought. Dec.
8, 1863, jury sworn and case continued
until to-morrow morning. Dec. 11th the
cause proceeds. Dee. 12th, verdict for
plaintiff for SIOO damages.
Jackson Morrow vs. Peter Shroyor.—
F\. Fa. with clause of Set. Fa. in nature
of Foreign Attachment, to attach money
in the hands of John M'Bride, and sum
mon him as Garnishee. E. 31. Bredin
appears for Garnishee. Dec. 8,1863, upon
application of Jesse Braekney, the Court
give leave to withdraw his petition. On
motion, Court grant judgment against the
I Garnishee, John .M'Bride, for the sum of
! 1320.
| The above contains all the cases that
were finally disposed of on the morning
i of the 15th inst, not including those con
j tinued by consent and otherwise.
For the American Citixcn.
Grand Victory. II mil Xo. 3.
j Another grand hunt came off on the 3d
of December, instant, in which the D.
Boons were the winners, by 588, over the
Davy Crockets. The amount of game
taken by the contesting parties was JUS fol
lows : Boons. i) 68; Crockets, 380. Of
i course Davy had the supper to pay.
The hunters were matched as follows :
Boons—Capt. Flceger, R. J. Hutchison,
Abraham Fleeger and Samuel Miller.—
, Crockets—Capt. Hutchison, Wm. Hutch-
I inson, sr., Christopher Miller and George
Biers. Q.
THE N'FXT DRAFT. —In accordance
with instructions issued by Provost Mar
shal General Fry, the Provost Marshals
of the different districts are preparing for
the draft to take placo on the s'h of Jan
uary next, in the event of a failure to fill
our quota by enlistments. The new order
will result in furnishing more men than
the last as the exemptions are to be heard
before and not after the drawing. The
Marshals arc required to post up in con
spicuous places in their districts, the list
of all the names now in the wheel, and
from which the draft is to be made on the
sth of January. Citizens who find upon
examination that persons have been omit
ted from this list, are requestad to report
at headquarters, and all who claim exemp
tion from the draft will be required topre
sent themselves before the Board before
the 20th of December. Thus the exemp-
I tions will be passed upon before the draft,
and the consequence will be that when the
j names are drawn on the sth of January,
the Government will secure more men in
response to its call than under the former
system. The list of names required to be
posted have already been issued, and all
who claim to be exempt should see to it
that their case is disposed of before the
20th of this month. In view of the fact
that there is little doing in the way of en
listments, the prospects for a draft are very
bright for those who admire the later mode
of raising troops.
JSȣr' Divers and sundry are the an
ecdotes extant about old Parson Mil
ton, who whilom did "blow the trum
pet of Zion," in the venerable town
of Newbury port; but there is "one
left." A party of the good citizens
of that town took it into their heads
to make a trip to the Isle of Shoals ;
among the rest was our good parsoD.
A few hours out, a terrible squall
arose—the boat could just live under
it—every cheek was pale—the minis
ter was as frightened as the rest. —
"Mr. Milton," said one of the com
pany, "we marvel much that you
should be alarmed in danger—-a saint
like you, in case you are drowned,
would of course goto heaven."—"All
right," replied the eccentric man of
; God, "but I don't wish togo there by
water /"
REMEMBER.—Never listen to an infi
raous story handed .you by a person who is
112 u> the person he
WAfN for the Citizen
THE BlßtlL£ 111 R&T.
[COKOLU&KD.J
j * There's nothing true but heaven."
Experience, dearly purchased experi
- ence too, has testified to the same effect
Itissaid thatalady once came suddenly up
. on an Etrurian monument, in which then
- was just aperture enough to see, for 112
moment only, a sitting figure with its 100l
- ' and drapery of more than a thousand years
she beheld it for a few seconds, preserved
only in the stillness of antiquity, when ti
■ fell to dust at her breathing. Such is the
world to its pursuers, beautiful in per
spective, dust in possession ! These testi
monies you now find it difficult to believe.
< From the gay dream-land of your youth
| the world appears a scene of surpassed
loveliness and peerless beauty. You sec
nothing but bewitching gardens and sunny
vales tastefully filled with green trees, gay
singing birds, warbling delicious music,
lovely flowers, and cool fountains glancing
in the sunbeams. To these you add mul
titudes of joyous youth who sport away
the flying hours in the highest excitement
of unmingled delight. Such to your im
agination is the brilliant future of a world
ly life! Alas! alas! My heart is pain
ed at the bare thought of your certain dis
appointment, for full well I know that
these dreams will have no fulfillment.—
These ideal pictures, created by the en
chantment of your fancy, will change to
rude, rough, bitter realities, when touched
by the wand of that more than magician,
Experience. Could I convince you of
this, young pilgrim in the journey of life,
you might be saved from many an hour of
sorrow, perhaps from the jaws of destruc
tion itself; open your heart, therefore, to
conviction, for " a ttrise man icill hear, and
will increase learning ; and a man of ttn
demtanding shall attain unto wise eonn
seh." Supposo for a moment, that you
were suffering very severely from hunger,
and were even on the point of actual star
vation. In this extremity you look im
ploringly toward an approaching friend,
and with your expiring strength exclaim.
" Give me food for pity's sake ! I am dy
ingofhungcr! Give me something to eat,
my friend !" Your friend gazing upon you
with a pitying eye, promises to bring you
instant relief, lie hastens away, but spee
dily returns laden with dusty tomes, the
works of the ablest minds and profound
est thinkers among mankind. Throwing
them into your arms, he exclaims, " Here,
my friend, are some of the finest books ex
tant. They contain the loftiest produc
tions of genius, and teem with the noblest
ideas. Feed upon them freely nn<l satisfy
your gnawing hunger." I can easily im
agine the look of wonder and indignation
with which you would receive the strange
communication, and the sharpness of the
tone in which you would cry, " Books!
Ideas ! I want bread, not ideas ! Who
ever heard of ideas being offered to a man
in my condition ? Sir, if you pity me,
Give me bread:' Now I contend that
such an offer of ideas to satisfy the pains
of hunger would be as truly consistent as is
your attempt to gratify the wants of your
soul with the world. Your friend is sup
posed to offer thoughts —immaterial idea*
—to satisfy a material or physical want.—
You offer your spiritual nature material
food, and command it to be satisfied ! Is
not the supposition as consistent as the
fact t Is not the one thing as impossible
as the other ? Remember, therefore, that
the high nature you possess, the spiritu
ality of your inner principle, renders satis
faction in the things of this world impos
sible. The lofty aspirations, the earnest
yearnings of your spiritual nature, will ev
er turn with unutterable disgust rom " all
that is in the icorld, the lust of the flesh,
and the. lust of the cyes, and the pride of
life," as beneath the demands of its infi
nitely superior capacities. It aspires af
ter communion with the mind of God, it
longs to climb eternal heights. Will you
doom it to trail its glories in the dust ?
You may crush its noble aspirings. You
may enslave it to the fleshly and the visi
ble, but in so doing you insure its present
uneasiness and its eternal misery. Is the
world worth the price ? Permit me to
bring another illustration to this great
question. Imagine yourself bound to take
an European voyage. Your residence is
some hundred miles or more from the port
of embarkation. You gather your outfit,
pack your trunks, and take your depar
ture from home. But such has been the
confusion attending your preparation, and
the excitement of leaving your friends,
that, after starting, you find yourself with
out letters of introduction, and with bare
ly means enough to carry you to the port
from whence your vessel is to sail. Now,
with this discovery, could you take r.ny
real pleasure in your journey 1 The riv
er boat in which you sailed might bo us
gorgeous in her apartments and furniture
as the palaoe of an Eastern calif. The
scenery around you might be as lovely as
the vale of Tcinpe. The companions of your
voyage as cheerful as Mirth. The table
furuished with all imaginable delicacies.
Yet a thought of your embarrassment at
the termination of your inland journoy
would be a frost upon your heart, effectu
ally cooling the ardor of enjoyment. "What
shall I do without means or friends 112"
would be the ghostlike question haunting
you every hour, filling you with unrest
and alarm. Do you comprehend my mean
ing, traveler to the bouudless future ?
Know you not that
"Oar lire* are gliding free j
mm 112
Know you not also that your Immortal
soul is conscious of wants beyohd the qui
et tomb ? Is it enough to ofter that un
dying nature gifts and goods which mutt
be lr.fl at the grave's mouth ? Does not
the knowledge that it has no passports, no
preparation for that voyage into immensi
ty, cause it to shrink fearlessly from its
perils ? And can the costliest delights of
earth quiet its fears or satisfy its desires ?
Nay ! It is impossible ! Your immortal
nature cries aluud for sources of enjoy
ment at enduring as itself. Givo it this
world only, and you doom it to disquiet,
fear, and sorrow. "Fe cannot serve God
and mammon," and know ye not that the
friendship of the world it enmity tcith God?
Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the
i world it the enemy of God!" Choose,
then, between this manifestly unsatisfy
ing world and the salvation of your soul!
The issue is plainly before you. Take
j this world and Its short lived vanities, and
| you shall lose the favor of God ! heaven !
| your soul ! Or. givo up the world, and
■ God will give you himself, and save you
| with an everlasting life; for the fear of
! the Ijord temleth to fife, and he who hath
1 it shall abide satisfied ; he shall not be t i»
; ited tcith evil."
Hid your idol adieu, therefore, saying
with Sir Henry Walton :
"Farewell, j-e gilded follies, plowing troubles!
Farewell, ye honored rags, ye glorious bubbles!
Fame's but a hollowech; (told, pure clay;
Honor, tbo darling but of on* short day;
Beauty, the eye's idol, but a damask'd akin;
State, but a golden prtaon to lire in,
And torture free born mind*; embroidered trains,
Merely but pageants for proud swelling veins:
* * * *
Fame, honor, beauty, utile, trnin, bl«>od and birth,
Are but the fading blossom* of the earth.
GREAT GUMS IN THE NAVY. —The
Report of tho Ordinance Bureau gives
an interesting view of the enforced
progress of work in that important
| branch of service. The naval ordi
j nance at the beginning of 18(31 con
! sisted of 1,872 thirty-twos, 675 eight
i inch, 805 nine-inch Dahlgrecns, ten
j inch, old and new, 32 eleven-insh
I Dahlgrecns; making 2,830 heavy guns
with 29 twenty-fours, 107 twelves,
and 136 boat howitzers. We have
now 1,202 howitzers of all kinds, 1,-
872 thirty-twos, 575 eight-inch, 808
nine-inch Dahlgrecns ten inch, old and
new, 323 eleven inch Dahlgrens, 56
ten inch, old and new, 323 eleven inch
Dahlgrecns, 200 thirteen inch mortars
214 twenty pound Parrots, 237 thirty
pound Parrots, 180 one hundred-pound
Parrotts, 60 one-hundred.and fifty
pound Parrotts, 13 twenty-pound ri
fled Parrotts,and 36 fifteen inch smooth
bores; in all, 5,777 pieces, against
2,966 in 1861. Over 700 more guns
; of the new sort will bo done before the
I year closes. Several new foundericfl
| have been started, and the moans are
I now equal to the demand. The enor
mous omount of projectiles used may
be seen in the following figures:
Shells, made and bought, 678,617;
shot, 80,392; sharpnell, grape, and
canister, 9443,948 pounds. Of gun
powder 2,980 tuns have been ordered
: since March 1, 1861—of which 2,676
tuns were from foreign niter. The
report details operations in small
arms, gun carriages, fuses, &c. All
this appertains to the Navy alone.—
The report says:"The general effi
ciency of the ordinance of our Navy
far excels that of any other, its supe
riority being due mainly, or wholly,to
| tho improvements of the last two
years. Further extensive improve
ments are in contemplation, and esti
mates in accordance arc presented to
Congress."
VlCTOßY. —Decisive news at last
from East Tennessee, news more glo
rious and infinitely inoro important
than if we had heard of a battle and
a victory slmost any where else. The
siege of Knoxville is at an end. The
Rebel effort to regain East Tennessee
is abandoned forever. Longrtreet is
in full retreat toward Virginia, our i
cavalry pursuing.
The country may breathe freer.— |
We can hardly realize the tremendous j
I peri" we have escaped. EastTennes- j
| see was so long neglected that its val
uo even now is only half understood, j
yet it is true beyond question that the i
loss of it is absolutely fatal to the
Rebel Confederacy. Our possession j
of it makes the miltiary subjugation ;
of all the territory which still owns j
the lawless sway of Jefferson Davis
only a question of time. Nothing but
despair could have driven the Rebels
to abandon their effort, and the con
viction that it can never be recovered j
will be equally potent to paralyse their j
operations in other quarters.
It does not seem clear whether
Longstreet is likely to be overtaken,
or his retreat seriously interrupted.
But that is of less moment. We are
satisfied to learn that Sherman and
Foster are in pursuit, and will do what
is possible to destroy the Rebel force
which they have helped to defeat.—
Their arrival doubtless determined tho
raising of the siege, but the credit of
the defense is General Burnside's
alone. His whole campaign has been
a masterpiece, and his final stand at
Knoxville is what saved us the State
and shortened by many months the
duration of the war.
t&" Advice is almost the only commo
dity which the world is lavish in bestow
ing, and scrupulous in receiving, although
it may be had gratis, with an allowance to
those who take a quantity. We seldom
take it until too late, and still more rarely
while there is yet time to profit by it.—
Great tact and delicacy are required either
in conferring or seeking this perilous boon,
for, where people do not take your counsel,
they generally take offence; and, even
where they klo, you can never be sure that
you h*v© BO*. given pain in grvißg advice.
SIGNS OF DEATH. —The Quarterly
Review has a curious article on the
dying moments of distinguished per
sons. The case of Cardinal Wolsey
is well known. The morning before
he died, he asked Cavendish the hour
and was answered past eight. "Eight
of tho clock," replied Wolsey, "that
cannot be—eight of the clock ! nay
nay, it cannot bo eight; for by eight
of the clock you shall lose your mas
ter." 110 miscalculated the day, the
hour came true. On tho following
morning, as the clock struck eight,
his troubled spirit passed from life.—
Boerhaave lay feeling his pulse till
some newly published work he wished
to read had arrived. lie read it, and
exclaiming that tho business of life
was passed, died. Miss Linley died
singing, "I know that my Redeemer
livcth." Napoleon fought his battles
over again, and his closing words were
"tetc d'armee;" Lord Tcnderden,
who passed straight from tho judg
ment seat to tho death-bed, fancied
himself still presiding ut trial, and
l expired with, "Gentlemen of the Ju
ry, you will now consider your verdict."
j Dr. Adam, author of the "Roman An
| tiquities," imagined himself at school
disbursing praise and censure among
pupils. "But it grows dark," he
said, "the boys may dismiss," and
fnstanftj died.
AMENDMENT or THE U. S. CONSTI
TUTION.—New Yo»l-, Dec. 18.—Tho
Tribune's Washington t>yccial hits the
following account of a a
mendment to the Constitution of
which Mr. Wilson of lowa gave nv.
tiec on Monday in the House:
Be it Resolved, by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the Uni
ted States of America, in Congress
\ assembled, (two-thirds of both Houses
! concurring,) That the following arti
! Ole be proposed to the Legislatures of
| the several States as an amendment
|to the Constitution of tho United
I States, which, when ratified by three
i fourths of said Legislatures, shall be
valid to all intents and purposes as a
I part of said Constitution, namely:
ARTICLE XIII.
Sec. 1. Slavery being incompati
ble with free government, is forever
prohibited in this country, and invol
untary servitude shall be permitted
only as a punishment for crime.
Sec. 2. Congress shall have full
power to enforce the foregoing sec
tion of this Article by appropriate
legislation.
EXCKLLKNCE. —"ExceIIence," says Sir
Joshua Reynolds," is never granted toman
but as the reward of labor. It argues, in
deed.no small strength of mind to persevere
in habits of industry, without tho pleas
ure of perceiving these advantages, which,
like the hands of a clock, whilst, theymoke
steady approaches to their point, yet pro
ceed so slowly as to escape observation".
SOTLSB MABKEIW.
BUTLER, Pa. DccJ16, 1863.
BUTTER—Fresh Roll*, 25, cento per pound.
BE A N8—52,25 per bushel.
BKKF—Ia bought firom wagons at 8 and 4 eta per lb.
BEEF HlDß&—Green, 8 rents por pound.
EGGS—2O rent* per douen.
FLOUR—Wheat, £3, 60 por bund.; Rurkwboatsß,oo.
GRAlN—Wheat, *1,20 to $1.25 per bushel; Ere, 100;
Corn, 11,00; Oata, 70c per bushel; Barley, $1; Buckwheat
76 cents.
GROCERIES—Coffee, 35 and per pound; Brown
Sugar, 14 and lfi<* per pound; N. O. Classen, 80 ceuts por
gallon; Syrup 00c and sl.
NAlLB —$5,75 per keg.
POTATOES—»O and 50c per bushel.
SEEDS—Clover, |6,00 per bushel; Timothy, £2,25j
Flax, $2,25.
S A LT—s3,oo per barrol.
WOOL—7Sc per pound.
PITTBIIUUGII IAUKETB.
December 16,1863.
APPLES—S2,2S <$ $2,50 per barrel.
BUTTER—Fresh Roll, 35 Q 28c per lb.
CHEESE—Western Reservo, 13;-<|C per lb; Hamburg,
14c p-r tbb.
EGGS—23 (dy 24<• per dor.cn.
FLOUR—Wheat, $7,00 A $7,25; Buckwheat, $4, & $4,75.
GBAAIX—Wheat, *1,40 & $1,45; Corn, $1,26; Oats,
80c.
GROCERIES—Sugar. 13U <& por lb; Coffee, 34
85c per lb; Molnssen, 64 (a, 66c per gallon ; Syrup, 80 (g)
35c per gallon.
HALT—Liverpool, $2,50 (£ $3,30 per sack; No. 1, extra,
$2,60 per barrol.
SEEDS—Flaxseed, $2,66 per buabel
SPEC IAL NOTICES.
—JY. _. CONNOQUKN EHBI NO LODGE,
r r Vo - *• 0 " 112 0 F - I,nW " lu
\"toted meetingH&t the flail, on
Main Street, Butler l'euna. evory
1 " Monday evening, commencing at
«ix o'clock. Brethren from sister Lodges arc respectfUl
| ljr invited to attend. By order of the N. O.
Q A. Y. M.—Butler Lodge, No. 272, A. V. M. hold*
-/A Its stated meetings in the Odd Fellow* Hall, on
Miiß Stre<!t Bmcr Pa. on the first Wednea
/■> y/C °f month. Bretbreu from sister
' 112 \ Lodges are respectfully Invited to attend.
Byordoroftho W. M.
Arrival mid DeparlnreofMatin.
The mail from Butler to East Sandy, by way of Iloly
j oke, Coulteraville, Anandale. Murritisvllle arid Clinton
: ville. 3«J miles; leaves Butler on Monday and Friday of
I each weok, at 0 o'clock, a. m., returns on Tuesday and
I Saturday of each week at 7 o'clock, p. m.
i The mail from Butler to Salem Cross Road*, by way of
; Saxonburc, Sarversville, Freeport, Shearer's Crows flotul«,
McLstumiiu't Store and Oakland Crone Road*. 43 mile*;
I leave* putler on Tuesday and Saturday of each we*:k, at
[ 5 o'clock, a. ra.: returns on Friday and Monday cf each
week, at 8 o'clock, p. in,
Tho mail from Butler to New Cattle, by way of Mount
Prospect, Portersville and Princeton, 28 miles;
learea Builer on Monday and Tuesday of each week, at
6 o'clock a. m; return* on Tuesday and Friday of oach
week, at 6 o'clock, p. m.
The mail from Butler to Lawrenceburg, by way of North
Oakland. Barnbart's Mill*, Baldwin and Bruin, 25 milee,
leavit Butler on Monday and Friday of each week, at 9
o'clock, a, m; returlis oh Tuesday and Saturday of each
week, at 9 o'clock, p. m.
The mail from Butler to New Brighton, by way of Pe
tersburg, Break-Neck and Zelienaple, 20 miles; with two
additional trips between Break-Neck and Zellenople; leers
Butler on Wednesday of each waek, at 7 o'clock, a. m.; re
turns on Thursday of each week, at 5 o'clock, p. m.
Tbe mail from Butler to Pittsburg, by way of Glade
Mill*. Bakerstown, Tally Cavy, Ktns, Dequesne and Alle
gheny City, 82miles; leaves Butler every morning, except
Sunday, at 7 o'clock, a. ra.; arrives at Butler from Pitte
burgh by the mom route, every day, Sunday excepted, at
Tbe mail from Butler to Mercer, by way of McCandless,
Brownington, Slippery-Bock. North Liberty, Louden and
Baim,32mile«; leaves Butler every day, Sunday excep
ted, at 1 o'clock p. m.; returns by the *ame route, every
day. ttuaday excepted; arriving in Butler at 7 o'clock in
the morning.
The iuJI from Butler to Indiana, by way of C-oyiee
villo. Worthii»xton, Kit tanning, tblerton and Shelocta,
48 oitea, leaves Butler on Monday and Thursday of each
week, at 4 o'clock, a. m~ returns on Tuesday and Friday of
each week, at 7 o'clock, p. m.
The ninil from Butler to Boydstown, 6 miles, loaves
Beydstown on Friday morning of each week, arrives at
Butler in the forenoon ; departs for Boydstown same day
after the arrival of the mail from Pittsburgh.
TITMHOODT
W. 8. & A. G. BOYD.
THIS firm is pursuing its accustomed plan of do
ing basinew. They are receiving New Goods aim.«.t
evL-rjr w<N*k, and are now filling up nitfe a large k of
New Gootia of all kinds. We iovit# the public genkrali v
to call ajxi exaraixtd for thevtelvee. No trouble toW>w
WEW APfEHffeEMEIfW.
Baltimore, Philadelphia. New York and Pittsburgh,
Brought intu the very midst of the
TOWN or BttTLEB.
i n
appointment," be left Butler, and during tbe "rainy sen
•on," wan busily engaged, tolling, taxing every point of tbo
compass, io order to accomplish the object of his mission,
lit' has the satisfaction of reporting himself once BoMftt
horaa, accompanied with some of the tallest specimens of
articles In bin line of hu»ine*s, that waa ever concentrated
at any point In Butler county, or any where elae In this
decidedly great country. All he asks in return, of hia
fellow citizens, for hia arduous labors, ia aimply that they
will give him n call, and examine for themselves, hia Ana
stock of
Tobacco, SnufT and Cigars.
Though republic* ore generally ungrateful, and the peo
ple, though "sovereigns, are not always exactly in the
right track, yet he feels a kinu of confidence in them that
they will not hesitate to pronounce Judgment In hia favor,
when they shall have "investigated" bis stock. In <»rder
to make an intelligent report,Tt will bo necesanry for all
interested In the "use and abuse" of Tobacco, in all its va
rieties, to call and try for them*clvt*. The committee I
beg* leave to be discharged from farther consideration of I
this subject. GEORGE VOGELEY, Jr.
Dee.9, 13G3::3m0. j
SAM'L. M. LA*E. J. LTNIf MABOT ELI TETTER. J
LANE, M'ABOY A CO.
DfiALKRS IN FOREIGN AND
DOM EBTIC DRY CiOODS,
No. I l(>, Federal Htreeti
(SECOND DOOR DKLOW NEW MARKET HOUSE.)
Allegheny City, Pa.
Dec. 9. l*C3,::tf.
REDICX'S DRUG STORE,
Opposite Stlne'ft Store,
DRUGS,
I) HUGH,
DRUGS,
MEDICINES, MEDICINES,
MEDICINES, MEDICINES,
MEDICINES, MEDICINES,
DYES,
DYES,
PAIVTK I,YEH '
TAINTts TAINTS PAINTS,
Pure Liquors for fe*j. ra j me oll | y .
Sos
, Cream Tarter etc. etc. j
French and Amwlwn Pwf.lMw „ ml To ,,„ t _
Brtuhw,Trtuute*anil allartlcl»M fit D „ of tllo
best qunlity and at fairest rates. °
Dec. 9, 1808.
Watches, C'loekn & JCM'M r y,
IF you want a good Watch, Clock, or set of good
rv, goto Giisns, where you can get the very best twik
market affords. He keeps on band, a largo assortment o»
Jewelry of all styles, and In fact everything usually kept
in a Jewolry Store. Repairing done on short notice.
Dec. 9, lH63::tr. FRANCIS X.ORIEB.
Solifc to Builders.
CI EALED proposals will be received for the building of
two frame nchool Houses, in Slipperyrock School Dis
trtrt nt the Hotel of W. G. Christ ley. In the borough of
Centreville, on Saturnay the 26th any of December.—
Plans and specifications may bo teen st said Hotel ou and
after the Iftth Inst.
By order of tbo Board.
JESSE KEISTER, Pros.
E. D. DtW OLF, Soc'y.
Dee. 9, 1808.
NKAV HARNESS SHOP.
J.A.Ni:DWICHfIn«) P.RROWN.
fTIHE above firm have Just opened anew Harness Shop,
1 op)>oslte IJojrds Buildings, Butler It*., where they keep
constantly on hand, a large assortment of Saddles, llar
nes and every thln« in their line of business, which they
offer at lirice* to suit the times. Work of all kinds manu
factured to order, and repairing done on short notice,
Dec. 1), 18G3:::tf SED WICK k BIIGWN.
.180 SI NEW GOODS, 180 U.
FROM NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA.
AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST.
A2CD A 8 GOOD AS TBS BEST.
R. C. & J. L. M'ABOY.
Have just received at their establinhnicnt,
ON MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA.,
A large and well selected stock of
HEA BONA HI .J3 GOODS,
which they are telling at iwry low rata.
ROD m roixoirrao CAT.UOGTO rurii THIUST.
FOK THE LADIEN.
Always on hand a large stock of Ladles goods, such as
COBERG CLOTH,
ALPACAS,
DE LANES,
GINGHAMS,
PRINTS,
KERCHIEFS,
NUBIES,
GLOVES, Ac.
FOR GENTLEMEN.
Always on hand Black Cloths, Fancy and Black Coast
meres, Satiuett*, Camdncts, Tweeds, Plain and fancy Yes
tings, Shirting, etc., etc., etc.,
READY MADE CLOTHIXG.
Such as COATS, PANTS, VESTS sod other garments.
llooto and Shoes,
HATS, CAPS & NECKTIES,
and a variety of other articles
HOUSEHOLD fiOODH,
Such as Unbleached and Bleached Muslins, Linen and
Cotton, Tattle Cloths, Oil Cloths, Linen and Hemp Towels,
Carpets, Curtains, Fringe, etc.
HARDWARE, &C.
If you want Noßs or Splkee, Manure or other forks,
Saw-Mill or other sawa. Smoothing Irons, Lucks. Hinges,
etc., goto M* A boy's, where yoa can buy them cheap.
IF YOU WANT Good Extra Family Flour, White or
Brow a Sugar, Rio or Java Coffee, Imperial, Young Hyson
or Block Tea, goto M'A boy's.
IP You WANT QROCXnUES
of »TOp«lor4a«lltj, Xwlaw ntosw Uayaui bo bad j
elMwUore in !h> county, goto ilor<' of
irtc.a, iw. >u^|y
McCANDLESS &
Attorney's nt tAwT^H
Office on the South-west corner of the Diamond, Bntlsr, Pa
Also, AGENTS for securing /totst'em*, Amar»
sf I\ty and Bounly Monty, for Solldiers, or if they are
dead, for their legal representatives. In prosecuting Sol
dier's Claims, or those of their Representatives, no charge
until collected.
Dec. 9, lW3::tf.
ISAAC ABO,— Eowr*Lra.t.
ASH 4St LYON.
Attorney'*
WILL attend to the prosecution of ail claims for
BOUNTY,
BACK PAY",
PENSIONS.
Information bv letter or otherwise, will fee cheerftrtiy
given, gratis. No charge in any ease until tho money Is
made. They have already received and paid over toap
•ilicants, thousands of dollars; having cu'awn up the|r—
applications with such easeand precision that thef'are
uniformly scccessf\il.
Pensions should b* applied for within one ysar from
death or discharge.
FARMS BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMISSMt.
Office on Main Street, opposite the Post Otllce, Butler
Dec. 9.1883.:::3m
etJRGEON DENTI«T»H.
DR. S.R.&C. L. DIEFFENBACHER.
• inenfYom one to aa entire
set on s
[Those desirous to avail
\ themselves of the latest
improvements In deQtk
exainine their new styks
of ▼ ulcanUe and C rrdlte
-msa= FT- work. Filling, cleaning,
extracting antl adjusting tho teeth done with the beet
materials and in the best manner. Particular attention
paltl to children's toeth. As» mechanics, they defy com
petition; as operators they rnnk among the best. Chat. -
mixlerato. Advice free of charge. Cußce—ln Boyvt
Building Jelfbrsoß Street, Butler Pa.
Dec. U, 1803,:::tf. ■
CHEAP »HI(J NTORK.\J|
Dr. Jamcß 11. Ttell,
Boyd's Building, Bntler,
M A V KR ,n '^ lo ' "rugs and CWilcsis \ 'fl
Oils, Pninta and VaruiiAi. A1 Benzole, Tar \
and Axle Grease. Vl
iRIf Also, all kinds of Brushes. All kinds o \
Ijunfts. [jimp Shades and Chimneys. \
WmmM Also, a full assortment of Groceries, Tsbaeee I
»nil Cigars of the very best brands.
/ Also, a full assortment of Conftclionarios and
Nuts. Also Green and Dried fruit. Also a groat variety 1
of notions. Liquors of all kinds for Medical and Saoii.
menlul pur|N«fs. Also Stationery, consisting of Paper,
Envelops, Pens' Pencils, Blank Books, Pass Book, Slates
Ac. Ac.
Dec. 9,lßrtJMf.
HißTis Rjtmn a to. WHITBCCKIIU m
STOVES AND PLOUGHS. J
imi n "tITECKBECKRRA REIBEB.-Fou6.^^S
«|HMWpiaaaf vV ders—Foundry North of the l>or
' < 'Ugh of Butler, where Stoves, Ploughs H
and other castiugo are made on short no
flahßsflNFee ~CH* Their waro-rooin is on Main' Street
flrstaoor North of Jack's Hotel, where yon will find Stoves HI
of all sises and patrons. They also ks'ep on hand a large . |B
stock of Ploughs, which they sell as cheap ss thev can be I fl
bought at any other establiidimeut in the county. If ■
Dec. 9,186f1::tf
betters of AdmlnlstratlonJ fS
| HJEUS of Administration on the estate of FnAftOia flj
late of the township of Buffalo, deceass» mfP
.UW..J granU-d to the subscriber, all pei-snns A
Mvmrnt req..e»t«l lo rank..
«'.t. "112 tu.- m," m
without d.jlaj to " known tiia uns, |H
n lt *.„- TW o M AI.LIfTKII, {I
Bntler, Dee. 9, IMftKH. Admlnl.tr.trl*.
AdmluMr»lorV o jj |
T LTTERS of Administration having h^lk^
I J HIMI. ■! 112 •I; V luteof
Donegal township, ilnoeosed, oil persofis i
against said estate, will present them duly anthuTt J
!• II.'MIV n|..i all indebted will
mcnt to the subscribers in Millrr*town, Butlor county,
THEODOHE CRAIG,
WM. B. BYERS,
Doc. 9,1865::6t. Ailmlnistrators.
AdinlnlNtrator'N !fotlfc, «
TETTERS of Administration on the estate of
J 112 bristly, lateof t'entrevllle, dee'd., have this day
granted to the nnderslgued; therefore, all p>rsens
ing themselves Indebted tosiUd estwito wiß make imme<lNHHH
ate payment, and those having clnims against the
will present them properly authenticated for ■'
p 0 1 LEAH CIIRISTLEY, K
WKW HOTEL. "T If i
THE undersigned would respectfully Infonn the
generally, tI»U he bus erected a large and com J
ous brick boilding, on tlie site of the old and well kn
house, formerly occupied by him as a Tavern Btsnd.fl
has b,M-n at groat nxp«*nNe in ei ecting and furnishln»-
new house, aud flat (era himself that he is now preparS
accommodate all who may desire to give him a cs® .
Having ample house ro<jm for one hundred persons,K
stabling for at l«ast fifty horses. P \
Thankful for past pa'.rana;" be would ask a contft \
anceof the wune. WM. VWELfcI M
Deo. 9, IttStttf. 11 H
MlßWfHlsfl
i-immrTfltl —- rp«Ksubscriber,grljl H
m J M old ■
favers, would annolwlwH
• i; " 112 Vfl
At his old stfio-'. •*
■* —'iytr' times to serve
may favor bim
call. He is constantly manufiict uring, and keepp on
tbo very best assortment of
TRIIIKN. ■
All work warranted. Repairing dono on the
notiee and most favorable teems.
Doc. 9, 1803. J. J. SEDWICK.^^H
Baggy for Male. - JBP)
Til E undersigned boa for sole, a New Top Buggy, which 112 j
he offers cheaper than s Buggy of tbe name kind inn I
be got up at the present prices. For further pitrtioalaM*, I
enquire of J. J. SEDWICIC 41
Dee. 9,1863rttf. Jf)
A7m. NEYMAN, M. D. 11l
Physlolan and Burgoon. [MI
OfVlco immediately opposite Walker's buildings, ftm
Butler Pa. Mm
DM. 9, lH63::tf. KM
JAMKS O. CAMPBELL. .WM. CAMI'ItA.L. H
Htowsl Move**!! &tovea!!f 1
WM. k JAM. G. CAMPBELL.—Foc*nra«~FoniHfry ■
Sonth of the borough of Butler, where 3tove* 112 ■
Ploughs ami other castings are nta<le. A large supply con- I
stantly on hand and for sale at reaaonahlo nvtos. I
Dec. 9,1865:::t 112. I
COUNTRY MERoiANTS, H
CALL AI
Helnemnn'n Book Store, 112 W
And buy OSGOOD'S Serrios of School Books at Publiseeni
pricer. Always on hand, a full supply of Stationery as#
Envelops, at wholesale and retail, cheap for cosh. Call ana «
examine before purchasing elsewhere. No trouble t5 im
show Goods.
Dec. 9, lm-rtf.
Own or ras BOARD or
23d District af Fmiuylvenia >
Allegheny Ctty, Dec.s,M#3.J
miIEIMPENDING DRAFT.—In parrcatwe of
L quirements of Circular No, KM, "War
Pr-»vost Marshall office. Washington. D.
vember 17. IMS," we have printer I copies of the
ment of each suk-distxkt within this
caused the same to be put up In the most
each Ward, Township and Borough for
correcting any emm that may ex let in
made in June laat.
Any per-H»n enrollod hefcwc tho t an?
tween the 10th and 2Mb dnys of IXceinbor,
to have his name stride* n >ff tbe list, if !-• com
the sati-faction of the BooiU thn hob* s,t
at the time fixed, for the next fcat\ilahte to
on account of >
I. ALIENAGE.
■L NON-BKSIDfiNCS.
3. L'NSUITABL'ENBSSOF AGE. H
4. MANIFEST PERMANENT PHYIJCAL
TY. WW? W X
Persons who may be cogafssniof
hie »o military duty, whoM names do not appear
Printed snrolimcut lists are to
of Enrollment, who will thsroup<in direct the
officer of the ssb-diatrictin which tint partial
certain tbe facts and enroll the person so .repot
are found to be subset to enrollment, or the*
municate the inf«»rrootioadirectly to the
who Is hereby darected to make tho inquiry
fled and enroll the perwm, if foand to s
All persons so enrolled nay avail
vilego of appearing as spedfled above, as if
originally enrolled.
for election by
the act of More* M 863, must be mode
DecooKfor. No election can be made
HO'other claim* for exemption wiH
tho Board, except above
Draft. Tbo quota* for.the
pub|t«|icd assomsas
that isay furnNb