American citizen. (Butler, Butler County, Pa.) 1863-1872, December 04, 1867, Image 2
THE NATIONAL FINANCE, Important letter from Hon. It. J. Wnlker. The Hon. Robert J. Walker, former Secretary of the Treasury, is preparing, at the request of his friends, an elaborate letter upon ihe national finances. It will be lemcmbered thet Mr. Walker advoca ted Secretary Chase's national banking and financial system in 18G3, and after that became a law he went to Europe, by request of Mr. Chase, as the financial Bgent of the Government, and caused our loans to bo taken, mainly in Germany, to (he extent of several hundred millions of dollars. It is believed that ho will in a lew days publish this letter, which we learn is to embrace the following points : 1. The immediate resumption ot specie payment to be effected by a foreign loan as proposed by him in deceniber, 1804. This, he believes, can be obtained at par in gold at six per cent. This would make all our greenbacks equal to gold, as also our national bank currency, and all deposits in the national banks, and put cur whole bonded Jcbt of 82,000,000,000 at par in gold. This, he thinks, would add atonce at least 81,000,000,000 totlie active wealth of the country as represen ted by currency and negotiable credit, and preveut a collapse.- Gov. Walker is opposed alike to paper expansion and con traction, as both necessarily leading in liia judgment to repudiation. 2. An immediate restoration of the Union and the reduction ol our expendi tures to a peace basis, 'lhese expendl* turcs thus reduced, including the pay ment of interest on the public debt, and a very small and gradual reduction of the principal he thinks ought not to exs ceed 8220,000,000 a year in gold. The payment of the Government expenditures in gold, instead of paper would be equiv alent at once to 30 per cent, reduction of these expenses. Thus, immediately re suming ppecio payments and reducing the expenditures to a sum not exceeding 8290,000,000 a year, he thinks that a tar iff or revenue would bring at least 8200,- 000,000 a year, increasing every year with our augmented wealth and popula tion. 3. The immediate abolition of our wholo internal system of taxation, in cluding the income tax, tho tax on sales, stamp tax, and all other internal taxes, except tho excise on wines, fermented and spirituous liquors, and tobacco. Without 1 educing the taxes on these articles, or surrendering their proceeds to fraud and rascality, ho believes that at least 8120,- 000,000 a year could be realized. This would make tho total revenue 8320,000,- 000 million in gold per annum, which would leaTe a very large margin, far more than ho think* is required. Should it yield much more than is wanted, lie would still further reduce the taxation by taking off duties on sugar, tea, and cof fee. Should there still bo a surplus he is in favor of still further reducing or rc pealing all duties on the necessaries of life not produced in this country. Should there still remain a surplus he favors de-. voting it to j-rcat national woiki of in> ternal improvement. Ho thinks, a3 ho always has, that the raw material of do mestic manufactures slionld be duty free, and exempt from excise or taxation. 4. The national banking system should bo sustained and improved upon, repeal ing tho monopoly clause and leaving all perfectly free to establish banks who will comply with the laws of Congress, thu? giving all sections of the country as large an amount of substantial circulating nic« dium as their interests require. «lU\T* STANDS—INTERVIEW WITH A CORESPONDENT. NEW YORK, November 20.—The New Haven Palladium publishes the following from a correspoabent who in «n intimate terms with Gen. Grant and who had a free interview with the General. Speaking of the stric tures of the New York Tribune on his reticence, Gen. Grant said: "If there be in these complaints any assumpsion of fact which I may know to be erroneous, I do not now and here controvert them. If there be in them any inferences which I may believe to be falsely drawn, I will not now and here argue against them. If there be perceptible in them an impatient and dictatorial tone, I waive it in deference to others who have a right to think and speak as they may be prompted by a sense of duty. As to my princplos, 1 have not meant to leave any one in doubt. 1 would save the country; I would save it in the shortest way under the Constitution. If there be those who would cot save the country, unless they could at the same time save their own theories, I do not agree with them. My wish is to savo tho coun try and as s3on as possible to restore all the States to their p-( per relations as much, and upon the ( rinciples of even-handed justice. What I do in the premises I do because I believe it helps to save tho country; and what I forbear, I forbear because I believe it helps to savo tho country. I shall do less whenever I believe that lam doing what hurts the cause; I shall do more whenever I shall be lieve that doing more will help the cause. I have now stated my own sense of personal and official duty, and I intend no modification of my oft-rcpeated personal wish that all men may be permitted to think freelv and on all suitable occasions speak out what they think, if by so doing they can benefit all mankind and help save the country. "Why don't you trade with me 7" said a close fisted tradesman to a friend the other day. The reply was characteristic. "Yon have njver asked me, sir I have looked all through the papers for an invi tation in the shape of an advertisement, and found ntfne. I never go where lam pot invited." gtmtt'icau Cittern. Ci' " Liberty and Union, N|W tad For«*®r, On* and 'nseparable."—D. Webster. tSte" The Largett Circulation oj any Paper in the County. "tSf[ 0. E. ANDERSON, - - ■ Editor. BUTLIRPA. ffEMESPAY, DEC. i, FOR PRESIDENT. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Of Illinois. JBSir For want of space wc are com pelled to keep out several articles ot im portance. The Citizen. This number ends the IV Vol. of Ihe CITIZEN. We return our sinceielthanks to our numerous subscribers, patrons and friends, for their generous support, and respectfully solicit a continuation of their patronage. Wc have endeavored to make the CITIZEN a welcome visitor to our kind patrous, and iu the future, improv ing upou our past experience, wc shall double our diligence and spare no effort to merit the continued support of our kiud patrons. Congress. Very little of importance has, up to the present time, been done in Congress. Although several important measures have been brought up and notice given of the intended introduction of others, wo need expect but little to be doncin the way of legislation until the President's Message is placed before Congress. Iu our next issue we will give our readers a synopsis of what has been done. -A li«. Nt I*Miie. Wo are aware that our good naturcd neighbor of tho Democratic Herald, — "l.'ncle Jake," —is much given to joking and that much he says and writes now a-days, is considered, "in the way of a joke." Especially is this the case when our jolly friend ventures to discourse ol principles—then, all consider it a "good joke," and that they have a right to laugh. Rut still, wo must correct tho Herald relative to the proceedings of the last meeting of our Republican County Com mitteo. Speaking of it the editor says : •We have understood that a serie* o! resolutions iu favor of negro suffrage and certain side issues were offered aud vo ted down." Who tho Herald "under stood" this from, we are not iuformed ; but we are informed that it is quite a mistake, aud that no such resolutions iu favor of "side issues" were oflered in tho committee, and consequently none such wero voted dowu. On the con trary, all of the committee agreed, that in view of tho one great work uow be fore tho Country, that of properly re storing to the Union the late Rebel States, all side issues should be dispensed with, and considered of minor importance.— This was the position taken in tho resos lutions alluded to by tho Ue.ra/d so far as side issues are concerned, and noth ing on that subject, or any other, was voted down in the committee. l!ut iu regard to "negro suffrage" in the late Rebel States, how of this ? The resolution passed by the committee cou> tuiucd aud combined in a brief form, the sentiments of the committee on that sub ject, cordially endorsing the action of Congress. The Herald quotes the reso lution, and notwithstanding it had "toi ilcrslood" that negro suffrage was voted down, yet it says: '-This is negro suff rage in disguise.'' There is no disguise about it. So lar as suffrage iu the late Rebel States is concerued, the Republi can party havo been, are now, and will continue to be in favor of the suffrage of all tli loyal people as ag iinst the disloy al ; of all the patriotic, white and black, who stood up and fought for the Uuion, as against those who seceded, fought against aud tried to destroy it. It is now, as heretofore, a question, not of negro suffrage, but of Rebel suffrage, and Congress has taken the right ground and w'll continue iu it, aud the loyal people,toth North and South will con tinue to stand by it. It is the ground of Justice, of Patriotism, and of God's own right. It is the cause of humanity and liberty, aud Congress and the great Republican party will stand firm until all the just results of the lato rebellion are made secure to the Nation. If we cannot have indemnity for the past, for the thousands of noble lives lost, let us at least have security lor the future.— Is there any other way to secure this than by placing all necessary means in the hands of the true and faithful in [he South to protect themselves, and to cn ablo them to bring back these States with free forms of government? The simple question is, who shall govern iu whip> ped llebeldoin ? Those who are with us, j or those who are against us ? On which ] tide is the Democratic Herald? liut we j need not ask that question. The Dem ocratic party now, as during the war,are on the record, are committed on the fide of the wrong, against the right. It pre fers that the beaten Rebels should rule in the South for the reason, that they have and will vote the Democratic tick et. Hence, the Democratic party i9 now the same as before, —the party of objec tion, obstruction and reaction; while the Republican party is the one of progress and humanity. This is the difference between the two parties. They opposed soldiers voting, and they now oppose nearly the whole loyal element ot the South in voting, while we lavor the loyal element, and commend the action of Con gress iu the passage of the Reconstruc tion laws. We commend them as just and wise, and as necessary to complete the great work of properly restoring those States. A couutry recently bathed in blood, and yet mourniug, demands that those States should be brought back by the Union men, and not come back with Rebel colors living. This is the issue, an J the Couutry will soon again judge w 10 is rtijhl, and give the victory to the light. MAN KILLED. —On Tuesday night, the j '29 th ult., the sad intelligence reached our peaceful town that a man had been shot at the Res'aurant and residence of Mr. Weaver, in Summit township. The cir cumstances as nearly as wo have been able to gather the same, are as follows : On the day allued to, a daughter of Mr. Weaver was married, and shortly after nightfall, when the wedding guosts were enjoying themselves, as is cus'omary upou such occasions, they were startled by the almost unearthly noise of a sereuading party, and the discharge of fire-arms, in close proximity to the house. A son of Mr. Weaver named Jjhn, went out to ascertain, if po. sible, who composed the party. The supposition was, that the crowd was composed of some rough chars acteis from an adjoining township, at tin horn, cow bell aerenaders are generally of that character. The night being ex< treuiely dark, it was difficult t3 ascertain who the parties wero Rut young Wea ver satisfied himself that tho party was made up of young men living in the im~ mediate vicinity, lie was returning into the house to report and have the party invited into the house, when he was met by his brother, Wise Weaver, who was coming out with liko objects in view, and at the moment the latter came round the corner of the house, a gun was discharg ed, the shot taking effect in the left breast of young Weaver, causing a wound about one and one-fourth inches iu diam. oter, just below tho left collar bone, frac turing the fiist and second ribs, aud cut ting the Pulmonary artery, also, tearing the left lung partially ; from tho effects of which he died iu tweuty minutes, and before medical aid could be procured. On the following day an iuquost was held and a post mortem examination made, eliciting substantially tho above facts. Andrew Kneuso is said to be the individual who fired the fatal shot, who was present at the iuquest and acknowl edged tho same. It appears from tho evidence of the in' quest that the shooting of Weaver was entirely unintentional ind accidental.— This sad circumstance is a fearful warn ing against th i practice of serenading as the same is now conducted. This case should be fuily and thoroughly investi gated, and tho parties properly punished for the violation of law in this respect. It should not be suffered to pass off un-. noticed, and it is to be hoped, for the credit of our community and the protec tion and security of individuals, that justice will be meted out to all who arc iu the habit of disturbing the peace, and iu any way endangering the lives of the peo ple. Serenading, as practiced at the pres ent day, should bo discountenanced by every friend of good order. To say the 'east, it is degrading and debasing iu all its tendencies, aud should be stopped every where,and marc especially in a civilized,en-* ] lightened and christian community. Will ' our pwple and ihc proper authorities suf fer this state of affairs to continue, aud the offenders go unpunished ? We hope not. sarTlie LITTLK CORPORAL, for Dc. ccuiber is a capita! Dumber. It contains ' On the Hearth liug,'" "The Great Pan jandrum Himself," "Jennie's Memory String," a new "Rhyme of Little Kcd Hiding Ilood," the conclusion of"Camp Bruce," besides a number of sparkling poems, among which is a perfect gem, the Associate Editor, Mrs Emily Hun tington Miller, entitled "The Baby's Stocking;" music by Geo, F. lioot, a let ter from Theodore Tilton, and an Editor, ial describing the beautiful process by which Cbromos are made. A new volume of TUE LITTLE COR* PORAL begins with the next number.— The publisher has determined to contin ue his offer of the November and De cember numbers free to all new subscri bers received during December. Terms SI.OO a year. Sample copy free if sent i for before January 1. Address ALFRED L. SEWELL, Publisher of The Little Cor- j doral, Chicago, 111. —Experience is a torch lighted in the ashvs of our delusions. (gammmutttionA For tho Citizen. We HA7E heard from VERITAS. Aud his duplicity proves to be just like our own more than we expected. The differen ces being that while wo have always been in fun, he appears to bo in earnest. He compliments the temperance men upon their success; tells them he hopes God will spare them tha shame of going backward. Tells them he never signed a petition for license in his life; tells them Kohler ought togo to jail; then comes the other, and he tells you He never signed a Remonstrance in his life. And Sykes ought to have license. And he always respected our landlords and we paid them a poor compliment when we called theui " neiijbor like" Thoy are certainly much better than that Hav ing gone over both sides ho again de clares liis faith in Republicans- Now we beg leave to hope that in the maiu all Republicans will follow after VERITAS and be on both sides of tha question, sign no petition, Sign No Remonstrance, Cry Good Lord, Good Devil. Discard the issue altogether and merely claim to be a Republican—but dont say anything about sending Kohler to jail, 6r Grant itig Sykes license. Remember that is a special privilege VERITAS has as pri vate Counsel we presume. If any person should blame tho party for being too meddlesome upon the question, deny the |/act, liko VERITAS nauw over three or four White Crows, and quote a piece of ! poetry. Rut if any person should con front you then abandon that position aud plead justification but dont forget to cud by asking license for some favorite. This is a very proper progrannie and I hope VERITAS will excuse us for having selected him as a model of Republican perfection on this subject. We join with your correspondent in admiration of Abraham's Motto at the head of your columns, but there is another of his wise sayings which he uttered at a critical mo ment when ho decided to deliver up Mason and Slidell that, was •' One war at a time is enough." Tho war of which the Martyr spoke is not yet ended. The same men who gave their blood freely to destroy this government and those who gave their bloody sympathy to the same cause have today a stranger polit ical affinity and organization than they had in 18G1. There is a great question of Rncons'ruction aud also a great finans cial question to decide before this war is over, then VERITAS our model will be free to sign either a petition or a remon strance, as he "nay see fit, but at preseut tho issue is joined on national questions altogether ancl you must excuse him. fie would further, in justification of his neutrality, ask you in read the old tale of Johnson's journey of Life (not Andy'.",) shall this great national party now, that it is in the Meridian of its jouiney, turn aside out of tho main road into paths made pleasant by the flattering of the Non. Voting population who wave their ker chiefs and beckon you to a new war with the whiskey power. Shall the party turn aside and lose the main road, and maiu issue until tho Sky is overspread j with clouds and tho day vanishes before us, then'in darkness we would have to retrace our steps, and liko Obidiah look for the dim taper of your neutral corres pondent VERITAS to guide us out of the labayrinth of side issues by whioh wo would be surrounded. Tlic example anil advice of VERITAS is commendable but as same will not tuko it. we beg leave to add, If people will remonstrate, let the Remonstrance be divided by a line running down the cen tre. let one side be marked Republicans and the other Democrats. Then lot ery Republican who wishes to sign, sec that the Democratic side is even or one ahead before he signs it. Petitions g it ten up in this way would prove the truth of his first asseriion that there was no cause f<r complaint of the Republican party Perhaps as VKRITAS isanxious to prove'the truth of his asseriion he would so far depart from his neutrality, as to carry round the Remonstrance, and if he succeeded in getting one half of the Re publican and one. hall of the Democrat ic voters of this Rorough to his Remon strance, then I will take pleasure iu ac» knowledgiog that I was wrong and VER ITAS right but if he refused lo do so or his Good Templar friends for him, then we will only ask an equally frank ac knowledgment from him, this is certainly a /'air and honest settlement of our insig nificant dispute. If certain of our worthy citi zens who in by gone days have made a fortune selling whiskey, should carry this ] Remonstrance round, we would sug> | gest that they act "neighbor like" and ■ | call and see Mr. Kohler. Have a kind' word tor him. It would certainly bf hard to send Mr. Kuhler to jail for wh' i in your day was a respectable busint and out ot which y,u made euough join the temperance society. In j day distilleries were uioro than twin numerous as blacksmith shops. \V key was drank morning, noon and / ing. Every Store sold both wh^ e and retail. Everybody drank./® duily viiitor, if not treated, was if When the good parson called,/*" 8 happy to partake of the oldest which the settler had in his et-bin. These were happy days; when all men aotod like landlords—opened their hospitible doors and hearts to the poor and the wea ry ; when men and women found honest employ, and disdained the midnight secret oath, bound conclave to injure the bvsiness of their neighbor. These wero bright and happy days, when the hon est pioneer went forth with his axe on his shoulder, and his jug in his hand, to subdue the forest and lay (he foundation j of this mighty empire. Ilappv days ] when preachers didu't seek to send men to Heaven by an aet of the Legislature, or an order of Court but were content to rcmian in the pulpit, preach as they were commissioned. They were not yet blind they could read, '"Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man, but that which cometh out of the mouth." These men were uot so well educated or fastidiously refined as their selfsrighteous successors of the present day, but they helped to clear the forest and reap the harvest, they had puro blood and healthy brains, and their sermons were full of charity and love. They called with the landlord and treated hiui "neighbor like." They rose uot up to disgrace the sanctu ary by heaping curses upon his head and his children's fchildren, even unto the fourth generation. Honest wives mend> ed their husband's clothes at night, in stead of running the streets pandering for the signature of gentlemen, to some paper outside of wouiau's sphere alto gether. Happy days, wheu every hearth stoue was an altar of liberty, and no hov el was found so wretched as to shelter the conspirator against the lights of a neigh, her. Preachers didn't dictate to Courts ol Justiee, but the ifcudge wore buckskin breeches, and when lie wanted to hear a sermon he was able to go. Everybody minded their own business, and we had happiness, contentmeut, and good whis key. In those days of Natural Rights but few suffered from tho excessive use of liijuor, compared with the present day. And why is this ? I answer, bccauso you try unduly to trauicl the liberties of tho people, and in so doing you drive the noblest, specimens of Young America to excessive drink, just because iu so doing he imagines he expresses his manly in dependence. I, with many others, have seen " Young America away from home," and among specimens from this town, the boy tubject to them >st severe restric tions under the paternal roof was among the first to become intoxicated, while the boy who always had his liberty had cons trol of his passions, and maintained hi equilibrium. Forget not, old man, tb you was once a boy yourself, and h<P not upon the heads of your children dens which neither you nor your f/ ers were able to bear, but allow them u little "for their stomach sake." K "' ITAS talks of going into winter < ar, cr.' ! nod we can assure liini lie neer o '' ca '' with (jrant, Sheridan, or at '' ) at class of men unless he has a ft bottle. We never heard of but one JK u ' ar Ar r.iy Officer that didn't take K r ation. I once saw Sheridan and sow 1 ' bis Staff drinlc upon the battle~field Dtl was only sorry I couldn't drink w' them ; but alas : the Red tape. All" as dignified as VERITAS, that would 6011 Kolller to jail without a trial, 'l'f '"fcrnal tr»f fie" was ths business of / CoomissarioEi »nd each soldier was ou ' '"is ration of whiskey the same P rca d t0 koep his body healthy that ha able to battle for his count* The burden of the heroes of the.V w^3 made light by the cauteen, and (/ Revolutionary Fathers rebelled / nst a » c *cise acr, and yet the cffeiF® jurisprudence ol VEIIITAS looks J 1 with contempt upon the examples of stoI 7> ailJ lI »o wisdom of ages, and " ,at this town shall not go back itstride sha made last winter to* l becoming a great city. When evcry' r ' c ' n o man's home and traveler's re/ as closed, and mourners vent about* streets, and desolation stood like 112 "chanted ghost over the metropolis'' lo soap mines, the proper, ty holder* R ut l« r must have an ideal notion o^ a,nC!l ' s 'bat never had an oxistanc/ history. What do you wish to becof A New York, a Chicago, a a fhiUdelphia, Cas tle. /' these places hav>j their li- cense/' a " t ' ie power of abnormal el -oqUCfau't take it away from them. property holders of this town foll/fter the selfish, still-born notions 0 F MTAS until the tide of enterprise, and greatifess has passed you on all sides like the railroad was to be made to Butler long ;t the Temperance meeting spoken of 1 wbter, some parson proposed a reso lon to petition for the prohibition of manufacture of intoxicating drinks (he county. I protested against it as a epublican. Here is a small specimen 112 the way these men watch over the in erests of the county —this resolution was iefeated at the next meeting, one of the faithful having discovered that "it was necessary for sacramental purposes." No use in quarreling about this question, for whiskey will be drank right here ia But ler aftct VERITAS aqd his unworthy MON. [TOH are both dead. Our Druggists and Doctors roust have it, and shall they bo compellod togo out of the couuty to pur-' chase, and tlio farmers out of the county to find a market (or the grain that pro duces it ? That is the way to build up a city. We are called a camp-follower be cause weadhero to the old happy days when men were " neighbor like," but th.it ap-. pellation belongs to tho3c who follow af ter such abolition ideas as the above.— That never was in the old abolition plat form for which we once fou«ht. Tho ab olition for which we fought was fouuded iu the natural rights of man, but this new abolitionism is opposed to it and never can succeed. VERITAS was a good model of Republicanism, but lately hi s vision failed him and he has ruu into » narrow alley ; he can't whitewash one side without making the other look black but he attempts to whitewash both. It is too cold and too early in the season for this business, but if Veritas intends to be found hereafter ou the same side of this "Desolation Crew," lu must remember that every property.holder has a real in>. terest in this question. Not only those of tho Borough, but (hose of the county. All are interested in the valuo of real estate and in the payment of taxes. The Commonwealth reefcives from Tavern an 1 Restaurant license annually nearly half a million dollars. The two distilleries near this town jiai/ ten limen as lynch revenue tax as all tho 308 subscribers to last Spring's Remonstrance Now these are facts that you can't rub out, to say nothing of tho great amount that is lost to our treasury from the refu sal of our Court to grant licenses. The patience of the people groaniug under taxation is remarkable, lut they calmly look forward to the day when they will play Jidge themselves for a short time, 'fempumlice meetings are a nice thing on long winter evenings to pass tho time away, (Specially for tho i/uurig folks ; but j tho best fun was trying to legislate whig, key oit of ii'itler county You might as well .ry to legislate the man out of the moon. If #iesc people should ever carry their ideas into perfection and build a Cbineso vaf" around these soap mines, I suppose /EKITAS will stand sentiuel at tho Halt! Who comes there? the countersign. Advance oue. *P comes your old friend from the Kmc - "' Iso: "Troth, and I got tho ceuo ,rs 's?" here 'f we can only get it' ou t' and ho pulls tho cork, and I fear j th/'i'y would be taken. A henevcr you can change the laws of j jture so tlii't malt will not ferment, and | o that the still will not boil, then you j can stop tho manufacture. Rut this is ! the work of Oinnipolence. Ho has es taldished these unchanging laws. In the perfection of his wisdom has ho created all things. It is an easy matter to find fault with this world, but not just so easy to make a belter one. And before the Honorable Court insists upon the abolition of the " infernal traf fic," we would ask 'hem to name ono na tion under Heaven that has succeeded in such prohibition, or to poiut to the people that were benefitted by an ineffectual at tempt. States that have tried it have gone back to the old license system And Massachusetts, the Jerusalem of Vfcsr- TAS, the Kden of liepublicaoism, has vo ted prohibition down this fall by a large majority : they considered it better to drink by the fjlass than the jug. And truly a licence system !» a temperance system, and the best wo can have. Let the Government have the Revenue. Let the State have the license money, and if VURITASand his friends don't want to be " neighbov like," and take a drink, UIC7 can lot it alone. And you are hereby notified, in the name of Common-sense, that sooner or later this will bathe end] of your Temperance movement, like all oth>- ers that have preceded you—served by reading and copy. So answers * MONITOR. BENZONIA, Mich., Nov. io, 18G7. MAJ. ANDERSON, Dear Sir:—What has come over the young fulks of Butler of late ? Cupid must have been very busy of late. Much happiness to about forty of them, more or lei-s. Winter is now approaching ; we have | had a little snow : The first was on the j 3d of this month some days after the hills of old Butler were whitened. On last I Tuesday morning when we wakened up, we saw snow ou the ground enough to make a show. Today we had a few flakes. So far we have had about an eigth of an inch this fall. It is still pleasant enough to work out of doors without a coat. Last week it was so warm that we kept the doors open ly all the day. Wo hare bah quite a time with tires in the woods of late. Last Saturday ono started about a mile from here and ran over a considerable extent of counfy, and today, it broke out again but has not done much dam age. There are so many Wves in tho j woods that the fire has a §K>d chance. J The wood burns here very easily and fires keep in for a long time. I set firo | to an Elm tree about fiive feet in diame ! ter on the Bth of July, and a week ago, one hundred and twenty three days after being kindled, it was still burning. What have Che Kepublicaos in I'enna. been doing that the election passed off in the manner it did ? There is very lit. ; tie stir, here ou the subjeot of politics. All one sided or at least about Twenty Republicans to one opposition- Real Estate is advancing rapidy. Lands near Crystal Lake are now worth near ly twice as much as they were a year ago. Allthcugh in the country a corresponding rise is going on. The Government Lands are about exhausted and there is nathing to keep the prices down. Investments in land are safe and profitable, far moret so to an ventures in Oil. A amount j of land is held by Speculators. Too much j for the good of the country But these | lands will soon be seeking a market aud settlerswill flow in. Mechanics are much needed. We especially need a good Blacksmith here. Can't you send us one?. There is a good opening. We want no one who is not prepared to meet and overcome all sorts of obstacles All par sons coming to a new country must have energy or starve. There is work for all, and each one must be prepared to fit into his appropriate niche and do his own work. Yours, &o. W. J. YOUNG. seu? Advertisements. OTRAY ail REP. hrw./i?/!! 6 to reß,ll ®'>co of subscriber lu Centra J*"' 'IL®" ® r .the lit Of August, ISI7, four r.i , £ jnark»__rt small nick out of the under side jor tbe IC n oar and * small nicfc ollt of thu rj bt i #nr __ rho owner l. hereby ootifl«,| lo came fcrwiTrd. prove thai XiV f my ,fJr*7 "r na tilke th ' ,n awi4 - T ' otherwise,* they will bo dispoeod of according to law !• 0 tth, 1867- It I G.7. WKISKA'STINK. ; V r ALUAIiLE FARM FOR SALE." ~ ~ nmi A P*"n of 100 Acres in Penn township, Butler county, Pa . 4 miles South of Rutler, and 2milea I from II,„ I*liinic r0,..i, r.O Acre, cU-urM uu<l l.> a 1 11 II V. ou,tlv ation. The improvements are, Two ittaeliid* »h""m : °?° with kitchen att tciieil, the other Un plank frame ; a large hewed loir fr» m „ „.bl£ »„ d „,h.¥ " , ">'»'<™ I. within IU mi |„. „r thr.. •• i n,,: ~; '" n l "" i V nMO " rh "" 1 Over »,I I TH ! "" *'" 'lml.,r«rt ,i„d »» "0.1 rhia rural li»T,n K u Soiitliurn <-<po.ar.nMkM II for K ruii>. It IS .voll werihytUo liottc. of un» person wanting to buy. ' For further particulars, inquire of the subscriber llv«. ing on tho premises. Dec. 4th, 1867—tf.j Wil. CALDWELL. NEW TAILOR SHOP. The undHisigneJ, thankful for the patronage of IV.« .ui I • » ». P'" l, Wo,lld respectfully inform Hn.C! .r 11 bas again "turfed In the Tailoring Business. His shop is ou West side of Main Street. i doors .North of Court llouso. Those desiring work done neatly and promptly, will givo him u eall. ' box. 27, I*« 7, 3tnos. WM. TRCXAL. HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE In Lot on the corner of Clay and Washington :M reels, neafTy opposite the resldencenf o*o. C. Roe* sing, l—j, is offered for Bale. A reasonable good Framo 1 s - thereon efeeivd, Title good. For particulars. ' ".Nov '•? isr,7 t f C ' E A VI,EKSuN "W-A-ISTTEX)! 200 FARMERS ! To engage in a light and honorable business for the WII.t. r IUOUMM iu tlie vicinity where they r.-*ide. which *M net them from to K I 0<» per month. '-'.M a' a i ,;,ly , or J, Jdress PARMELEK iikos., . Sanson* St., Philadelphia p« Nov. 27,1807, It. | NOTES, **15.00 (M -f Dozen ; Itetnil, M1.50. AT HEIISTIEIMIA.ISr'S Nov. 'IJ, IWJ7. Sinus. CiunsmithincT T The subscriber wishes to inform the pnhlk rentr I ally, Hint lie has locale J hiti.nr't permanent Iy, ono and a half 1.111. M Not til-went ..f Uutlcr, wliore he intends carry in* on the Uunsmithini; litwuuefl*, in nil it-, variolic branches, in now pr.paiad to accommodate all who may favor him with their cuii(oni>, MiffON, Hm toth tlirte*. fMiot Uuiis and Pistohr, an cheap a« they cau be had at any other place. AH work warranted 112 oratm* from the country can leave al) work at Ko«*. him* A M*-ill's Store, in Hmler, whero tlio mwrte will bo got and returned by A HTRAWiOK. \VA N'TKD— 1.000 feet of good Cm led Maple IMank. from IV; 2 inches thick, lor which the highest price will be paid in cash if deliverod soon. A. 8 Nov. IBrt7, ft". 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