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TUB DITI ER CITIZEW,
BCTLER, KARSB CITT A*D PARKER RAILROAD
Trains leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Kams City, Petrolic, Parker, etc., at 7.25 a. tc., j
and 2.05 aud 7.20 |>. in. (See below lor con- j
nection* with A. V K. R.J
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named j
points at 7.'.5 a. in.. and 1.55, and G. 55 p. ra. ■
The 1.55 train connects with train on the West
Penn rood through to PitUbunth.
Sunday trains arrive at 10 55 a. m. and 3.55
p. m.. and leave at 11.10 a. ra and 4.10 p. m.
SHKXAXGM and ALLBOHEST RAILROAD.
Trains leave IlilliardV Mill, Bntler county,
for IlarrisvUle, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. m.
and 12.20 aud 2.20 p. m.
Stages learc Petrolia at 5 30 a. m. lor 7.40
train, and at 10.00 a. ra. for 12.20 tram.
Return stages leave Hilliard on arrival of
trains at 10.27 a. ra. and 1.50 p. rn.
Slate leaves Martinsburg at 'J.3O for 12.30
p. s. c.. 4 L. E. B. B.
The morning train leaves Zalienople at C 11,
Harmonv 6.16 and Evausbnrg at 0.32. arriving
at Etna Station at 8.20. anJ Allegheny at 9 01.
The afternoon train leaves Zaiienop'e at 1.26,
Harmonv 1.31. Evinsbarg 1.53. arriving at
Etna Station at 4 11 and Allegheny at 4.46.
Trains connecting at Etna Station with this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 a. m. and 3.5) p. ID.
y By getting oil at BbarpsHirjr nation snd
crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. K., j-assen
gers on tbe morning train can reach the Union
depot at 9 o'clock.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.11 a. m., goes through to Afle
ghenv, arriving at 9.01 a. m. This train
j ects* at Freeport with Frecport Accoramoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
Exprett at 7.21 a. m, connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, it 8.26 with
Exp.css we?l, arriving In Allegheny at U.SS
a. in., and Express east arriving at BlairßVllle
at 11 Oft a. ra. railroad time.
Mail at 2 30 p. rn., connecting at Bntler Junc
tion without change ol cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. in., and Ex
press east arriving at Blairsvlile Intersection
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects w'tb
Philadelphia £xpre*s east, when on time.
Sunday Erpreu at 4.06 p. ra., goes through
to Alleirticnv, arriving at 6.06 p. in.
The 7.21 a. ro train connects at Blalrsville
at 11.05 a- m. with the Miil east, and the 2.36
p.m. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn 11. R. at
1 a. m., 5 Of: and 7.11 p. m., Bntler time. The
9fi 1 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on
the Butler A Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives
at Butler at 11.11 a. m., conuccvi.ig with train
Through trains leave Pittsburgh lor the Ear'
•t 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
p. m. and 3.00, 7.0>) and 7.40 ». ra.; at Baltimore
about the same t me, at New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a hall
A. I~ PROFITS
—How to operate successful!) in Stocks on $lO,
s\-5, 150, SIOO and upward*, by our new mar
ginal system. Explanatory Book mailed gratb,
CHARLES FOXWELL, A CO.,
Banker* and Brokers,
oct 151 m 115 BKOADWAY, NEW YORK.
ft m I (hlflfin I Invented in Wall St. stocks
J U lO 0 UlJl)i m " ke r , f °rtnnes every
v ,v ™ J month. Book sent free ex
plaining everything. Address
BAXTER * CO., Bankers,
cct9 7 Wall street N. Y.
IV Till# age of O vmmene snd In the** go-n-li'ad
times, the pressing demand I* for tliurmigldy
trained wen for l.u«ine«. Our Institution ofli rs un
lurpanard facilities l« young and middle aged men
for '.l.ljinln;' a Practical Mucalioii. A abort time
only is renulied to runiplete the coiinc of study.
E*P*UM» light. Individual Instruction. Students can
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Allegheny Collegiate Institute
FOR YOUNG LADIES.
ALLBOHESV CITY. 3U Itsektsn Arm.
Rev. THOS. C. STRONG, 0. D„ President.
Will open on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER Bth.
School hour* from 9 A. w. to 1.30 v. m. Its con
venient distance Irora the depots will permit
pupils living outside the city to lelurn home
each day, thus saving expense for hoard.
For ciicuiur* address promptly as above.
Exclusively devoted to the practical educa
tion of young and middle-aged inen, for active
business life. School always in session. Stu
dent* can enter at any time, /id*-Send for
J. C. SMITH, A. M., Principal,
sept24-3rn Pittsburgh, Pa.
■j — x .. _ . ..
0 1# WALDRON. Graduate o) the Phil-
Ik adclphla Denial College,is prepared
• II ■to do anything in the line of his
profession in a ifti tin factory mariner.
, OlMce on Main ttreet, Butler, Union Block,
UP stairs, apll
TilK Ifl TLKR
IB UT L £ It. PA.
NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWKT HOUSE.
CAPITAL STOCY 60,000.
W*. CAXTHELI., JAM. D. AHDMKOH,
President. Vice President.
W*. CAMPBELL, Jr., Cashier.
William Campbell, J W. Irwin,
Jan. D. Anderson, Oeorge Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Does a General Banking A Exchange tmslness.
Interest piid on time doposita. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rales of Exchange.
Gold Exchange and flovernment Bonds Ixtught
End sold. (Commercial paper, bonds, ]ndgment
and other securities houi/lit at fair rates. |a'2o:ly
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
a. C. ROEBSING, pRKHTDKNT.
WW. CAMPBELL, Trkabukkr
H. C. IIKINKMAN, SKCRWAKT.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Helintxildt,
William Campliell, J. W. Kurkhart,
A. Troutinaii, Jncoh Mchoene,
G. 0. Roesslng, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. Irvlti, Hainuel Marshall,
J. W.Ohrlsty H. C, Heineiuan.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN. Gen, A«'t-
BOOT! SHOE STOHE,
Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa,
Has received his entire stock ol ra mi vv
FALL AND WINTER f \ , /
BOOTS & SHOES.
Ab I have an unusually larjre and attractive stock of JiOOTS & SHOES
just opening, embracing all the newest Ftyle.s, I invite the attention and clorH.
scrutiny of buyers.
Men's Kip and Calf Boots very cheap. Ladies', Misses' and Children's
Button, Polish and Side Lace Boots in endless variety, and at bottom prices.
Reynolds Brothers' celebrated fine Shoes always in stork.
Parties wanting BOOTS <fc SHOES made to order can do no better than
by me, as I keep none but the best of workmen in my employ.
I also keep a large stock of LEATHER and I - IXDINGS.
goods warranted as represented. AIJ. RUFF,
DON'T YOU BUY YOUR
BOOTS & SHOES
Until Vou Have First Examined the Styles, Stock and Prices
B. C. HUSELTON'S.
His entire Fall and Winter stock is just opening at very low figures. 'I his
stock is unusually larfre in Men's, Boys' and Youth's Kip and Calf
Boots, Grain Napoleon Boots, Rubber Boots, Brogans and
Plow Shoes, Women's' Misses' and Children's
Calf aud Kip (nnlined) Shoes.
His Stock In Finer Lines is always lame, embracinfl all the Latest Novelties in Boots
and Shoes- Old Ladies' Warm Shoes a Specialty.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
LEATHER and FINDINGS.
These goods are all made by the very best manufacturers, and I
will guarantee them to give the best of satisfaction. Call and eximine rny
" tek n. o. 11l HKi/rox-
West Point Boiler Works
XZ= i :a,"cllnii.ccL 1835.
No. 13 Water Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FIRST PREMIUM STEAM
STILLS, TANKS and SHEET IRON WORK
Of all il««cripti'>n< to or<lei on Short notice. Have on hand a larn- »lotk of
New and Good Second Sand Boilors I
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
MU3MTH.OI3, Succ«uor to WATSON A MUN ROE.
DAVIES & EVANST
-UJL MASnr M't'MKET. *
HAVE JUHT RECEIVED A CHOICE SELECTION OF
Domeniic & Jmportc<l C^oodn.
All our Goods are new and of the latest designs. We are both PRAC
TICAL TAILORS, keep thoroughly posted in all that pertains to the art,
and are thus enabled to guarantee to our patrons perfect satisfaction in neat
ness of lit, elegance of style ami excellence of workmanship.
SCHOENECK & GLOSE,
Cor. lOth St. &. Penn Ave,, PITTSBURGH, PA.,
Mnnnfiicturers nml Dealer* in all Uin<l» of
FURNI T URE!
Are offering this Fall Extraordinary Inducements to Purchasers.
A» they mnmifitciiire «;vi*iy nitit le In tliflr line. tln*y nr<; cnablcl t« *i'll "t ? ntj<-l> lower price*
than at y other lioune «cst ol New Y'»rk. Do not fiill io call In foclore purfln y liiK elaewlicre,
ai.d examiiie their lnrj(e ni.d well (!l»j>l«ji;d axnortnic'iit ol
Tarlor, Chamber, Offlco antl Dining Furniture.
Kitchen Kuniltlire ol cvi rv cleccilptlon nlway* on hand. AUo, TTL all UIIKIH. Fur
niture ii'ud<: to orrier mid k*ti»f*etion guaranteed In every particular. i>epllt-Uiii
GOING WKBT TO
SHOULD 00 VIA THE
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R.
CTTicket* can ho had at all ofllcr.n where
Weatern ticket* are no Id. aplii-tf
IJnion Woolen Mill,
XI- FULLKIITOX, Prop'r.
Manufacturer ol Hi,* k kit*, Ki.ankkm, Yahkh,
Ac. Alio custom work done to order, audi n*
carding Roll*, milking Blanket*., Khtnnela, Knit
ting and Weaving Yarn*, <te<\, at very low
pricen. Woo 4 worked ou Uw sLurea, It (It
Pornonn dewirinjr to h*v« their Old Fnmittii'e
or New Work made to order, n:ich ai
Mimic Htandn. Book Canon, Wardrobe*, Oilier
lU-itkH, Office Tahlon. Ac..woulddo well to call on i
A. B. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker.
I hold that a piece of ftirtiilure male bv hand j
in worth two made hy machinery. and will coat,
hut littla more, If any. Then why not hav« hand
m»l(!? All work mndo in iho latent ntylen and
of tho bent material. I Kuaraiiteo entire nat
infaction in ntvlo, workmannhip and prion, Givo
mo a call. Hhup on Mifflin *ln>ot four doom
went of Main Htreot, and oppoHlto A. Trout man'i»
•ton, Bitty, Pi. n(;pi7-ly
fft will tmy ii ouc-lmll mlcie»t lit 11 good hiia
ine*» In i'ltlnburuli. One who known nnine
lliitiir about liirmhiK preferred. All honcal twin
with the above umomit will do well to addrt*"
hy letter, BMITII JOHNS, core H. M. .Tame*,
93 Liberty ftrcct, i'ltuhurph, Pa. |_siuvf7-l y
r\n TliJw COLLAR
.W" ut"l a <!ow Mitkoi free
to finun wbo act an
Agent*. Out thi* out
■% PATENTED. yJu and addronn with ntan.p
HMITH <t HON.
* Name thin, papor.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1879.
JOHN E BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
iny'Jl-ly] BUTLER, I'A.
LAND FOR SALEr
Tlie n: dersignc-d offer at private mle tbe
farm of A. Troutman. Sr.. nit'site in Penn town
ship. Butler county. Pa., four miles south of
the borough of Butler. This farm contains
and is in a high fctate of cultivation. Good
buildings thereon : orchard of liiO bearing fruit
trees of the bert quality : well watered ; well
timbered : all under good fence : in fact one of
the best farms in Penn township. Also con
venient to churches, and schoalhoose within 20
rods. All tillable land. Terras verv reasonable.
Inquire of GEOBOE TItOUTMAN.
or GEORGE WALTER,
oct22-4t Executors, Cutler, Pa.
Nt TT Want a FARM or HOME, with
Ol J independence and plenty in your
THE EEST THING IN* TIIE WEST
IS THE '
Atchison, T«p<*ka k Santa Fe R. R.
LANDS IN KANSAS.
Circulars with map. giving fall information,
FREE. Address A. S. Johnson, Land Com r,
Topcka. Kaunas. octis-lm
The well-improved faim of Rev. W. R. Hutch- ]
ison.ii) the northeast corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county. Pa . is now offered for sale
low. Inquire of W. K. FRISBEE, on the prem
125 Acres of Land for Sale.
A good Farm in Clinton township, Bntler Co.,
Pa., containing about 125 acres, about 100 acres
of which are cleared and the balance in good
timber ; good water and very good orchard ; can j
be had on very reasonable terms. Any person
desiring such a farm c»n call upon or address <
for teims. the undersigned, living about 4%
miles south of SaxonLurg and about six milts
east of Bakers.town.
JOHN B. MONTGOMERY.
Riddles X Roads P. 0., Butler Co., Pa. (
For Sale! i
The undersigned, Assignee of A. K. Stough
ton, offers for sale 1
l.> Acres or land,
fcihi'.ted about three-fourths of a mile southwest
of Butler, on the plank road. The improve
ments are a good frame dwelling house, frame
stable, 300 apple trees, peach, pear and plum
trees and other smali fruits. There is a good
spring and a well on the premises- The land is
cleared and under cultivation, and will be HOLD
AT A SACRIFICE.
For further information, inquire of Thomas
Robinson, Butler, or the undersigned, at Nlip
peryrock. H. E. WICK,
seplltf Assignee of A. K. Htoughton.
2 500,808 ACRES LAND
Situated in aud near the
UPPER ARKANSAS VALLEY, IN SOUTH
—OS TIIE- •
Atchißon, Topeka &. Santa Fe R. R.
11 Ywim' Credit. 7 per ctnt. Interest.
T1 e first payment at d itc of purchase Is one
tenth ol the principal and seven percent. Inter
est on the remainder. At the end of the first
and second year, only the Interest at teven per ,
cent, is paid ; and the third year, and each year
thereafter, one tenth ot the principal, with
seven per cent. Interest on the balat.ee, is paid
annually until the whole Is pi.id.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount.
Two years' credit, 30 per cent, discount.
Cash purchase,l-3 per cent, discount.
The valley of the Upper Arkaii'as is justly
celebrated for Its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING mid I he superior quality ol it* train.
Ah a STOCK-RAISING and WOOL-GROWING
country, it oilers advantages that canno: be ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild and remarkably heallhy climate, with low
prices aud easy terms, make up a total ol in
du< einentt greater than is olh i cd any where else
on the continent of Aineiica.
For lull particulars, Inquire of or address
C. A. SEYMOUR,
General Eastern I'iif.seiiger Agent,
my2l-lyl 411' Broadway. N. Y.
190 Main St, Btillalo, N. Y.
yjc. Having leased tho Livery Stable
0i formerly occupied by George
MV. a.. .. ) Waiter, in the rear of tho Yo-
ThCi! H geloy House, Butler, I'a., and
ALL MY STOCK
to it, including llorscH, Catriages. Buggies, Ac.,
the public are solicited to give mo a call-
All my sto k is in first-class order, and per
sons wishing to hiro will be accommodated on
the most reasonable terms and at the shortest
notice. [oc22-.'tm| GEORGE BAI.ER.
1 v vhe; OLD STAffD
The public are respectfully informed that I
liavq now taken tho outire possession of tho
formerly known as Bickel A Co., on West Cun
ningham street, Butler, I'a.
I2orM!» aii<! VcliirlcM
are all first-class and In good order. Punctual
attendance given to customers and others at all
The books of the firm of Biekel A Hatter are
with me for settlement,
oct2'2-2in HENRY IJICKEL.
Livery, Feed and Sale
Cunningham St., near lielneman's Bookstore,
A large number of first-clan* rlga and safe
hori ci ttl WAV* on hand. i!or.'"( led at reasona
ble rales. Horses bought aud sold.
DAVID CUITS, PUOI-HIBTOK.
L. M. CO€IIKAS,
Livery, Sale, Feed and Exchange
Rear of !/>wry House, - - IIUTLKR, PA.
WPAT <ll -
For mending Tin. Brass, Copper, Lead w
Hor Iron without acid or soldering iron.
Any lady or child can mend with it. M
Will send one sample Plate by mail I
(with directions) that will cut *■
ft inch sqnare patches on receipt of itr>
yd wills, H for •!, 100 for *lO. (Poitni;n S
stamp* received an cash ) AOENTS
ft WANTED. Can carry one day's stock r
in your pocket. Sales will yield %il to
~ 410 per day. Our 04 page Illustrated J
0 Catalogue of Chrotooe, Jewelry, Nov- H
elties, Station ry, Ac-, FREE. Ad- J
r -v CITY NOVELTY CO., jgj
( J 11U South Hth St., Philadelphia, Pa. m
Mention this paper. OctlO-lm Li
j (iodd Homes in Central Missouri
> Can be obtained oil the Is-st terms, through the
Callaway County Immigration Society.
For full particulars address the President,
WM. H. THOMA>,
* octls-3m Fulton, Mo.
PATTER OF THE SHINGLE.
When the angry passion gathering, in my
mother's face I see,
And she leails me in the bed-room—gently lays
me on her knee,
Then I know that 1 will catch it, and ray flesh
in funev itches,
As I listen for the patter of the shingle on mv
Every tinkle of the shingle lias an echo an«l a
And a thousand burning fancies into active
And a thousand !>ees and hornets 'neath my
coat-tail seem to swarm.
As I listen to the patter of the shingle, oh so
In a splutter comes my father —whom I sup
posed had gone—
To survey the situation ai:d tell her to lay it on ; j
To see her bending o'er me as I listen to tlie j
Played by her and by the shingle in a wild and
In a sudden intermission, which appears my
I say: "Strike geutly, mother, or you'll split
my Sunday pants
She stops a moment, draws her breath, the
shingle holds aloft,
And says: "I had not thought of that—my
sou, just take them off."
Holy Moses! and the angels, east thy pitying
And thou, oli family doctor, put a good soft
And may I with fools and dunces everlastingly ,
If ever I iay another word when my mother
wields the shingle.
A TRIP THROUGH BUTLER
Me*xrx. Editor* —Having taken a ;
trip through the northern and north
eastern part of Butler county lately,
I concluded to give you a part, at least,
of iny observations, experience, &c.,
in regard to matters politically, finan
cially and socially. I will notice each
characteristic briefly as I pass along.
I started from near the county line
between Butler and Armstrong coun
ties, in Allegheny township, and pro
ceeded by way of Six Points. This is
in the new Butler county oil territory
of which so much stir is being made
at present, although no large amount
of oil has been yet found in close prox
imity to the Six Points. Several build
ings have been erected during the past
summer. A grocery, bakery, lumber
yard and some other signs of life and
living appear planted around in the
woods and by the roadsides. Byron
Centre seems to be the larger attrac
tion ns yet, but beyond a doubt Six
Points will one day boom up as a place
of at least local importance.
The Byrom Centre oil belt will yet
be traced westward into Butler county,
and another Bullion will be the result.
Already the eyes of the Bradford pro
ducers are turned toward this promis
ing field, and could the one-half of them
get back "pocket whole," lively times
would be inaugurated forthwith; but
just as soon as they can get out of
the Northern field "in shape" we may
expect lively "wildcatting" at ieast in
the northeastern part of Butler county.
From Six Points we took the road
to Annisville, passing some very fine
improvements by the way; also I)r.
A. W. Crawford, the; "head centre" of
Republicanism in Allegheny township,
aud a formidable one he is, too, as
many a sorely defeated Democratic
candidate will easily but unwillingly
admit. The Dr. seems good for sev
eral campaigns yet, and is us lively as
any lad of sixteen years old would be
under similar circumstances. Passing
on we saw some of the improvements
brought about by the oil business, in
the shape of coalbanks, rig timbers,
«fcc., which gave the country quite an
air of bustle ami activity. Nothing of
note occurred between Six Points and
Annisville, but on taking a peep into
the storehouses of Dame Nature we
discovered that she hail liberally sup
plied her friends in general and the
hogs in particular with an abundanece
of nuts, acorns and other wild mast.
The farmers crops, too, looked as
though they would pay for the last
season's labor, especially the buck
wheat, corn and "punkin" crops. From
Annisville to North Washington crops
about the same, but oh, the chestnuts !
It was chestnuts to the right of us,
chestnuts to the left of us, chestnuts
over us uml chestnuts under us, with
acorns and hickory nuts by way of
variety. We passed about a dozen
boys and girls on their way to the
stores loaded with chestnuts, which,
one of them informed us, they expected
to get about six cents per quart
for in trade or live cents in cash.
They might, get rich at that rate, if the
chestnuts held out long enough and
the stores continued to buy.
At North Washington we saw M.
W. Harper preparing a couple of the
celebrated "Armstrong" threshing ma
chines. He informed us that he was
going to make a "Bee" to get his
buckwheat threshed that, afternoon.
Just like him! too lazy to thresh it
himself and too stingy to pay regular
hands to do It. No wonder he gets
rich so amazingly fast, but as he <lo
nated us a cigar we will let him off for
On the way from North Washington
to Sunbury the nut business took a
change from so much variety to a
steady thing on acorns; acorns all the
way and to spare; the hogs seemed
fairly disgusted with them. Passing
through the "Meals settlement" we
were struck with the apparent enor
mous crops of buckwheat. I say
apparent, as we did not get. off to ex
amine whether it was well headed and
filled or no, but the way it made
"bunches" in the field would put to
shame a suppling ridge with the
stumps chopped off high up. At noon
| we arrived at the farm of Rev. •lames
Coulter. Mis son, John <)., runs things
and seems to make a success of it too.
Dinner over, we repaired to the field
and began an onslaught on the chest
nuts ami succeeded in bagging (no pun
[ intended) about a bushel and a hall in
I about three hours. This was fun
enough for one day, particularly as we
I "fell" that the next week would be
I mostly consumed in digging chestnut
prickles out of our lingers. Some of
j the infernal prickles are there yet ami
s torment us daily. Next morning, after
a delightful night's rest, we took the
road north by way of Cant. Samuel
Loudcn's for Six Points. Saw the old
Warrior Captain by the way and had
a few minutes chat with him.
The Captain is the head centre of the
Clav township Democracy, but frankly
admits that, politically, things look
very blue to him ; but ho seems to take
times easy and to feel that "What
can't be cured will be endured" some
how. He says he has got along so
far, and thinks he can stand another
term of Republican rule yet. He has
big crops and is likely to get a good
round price for all he can spare, con
sequently is happy and feels easy. The
Captain is not the only Democrat that
thinks so and will sa\' so, too, when
cornered ; but as a class, especiallly
the leaders, they love to find some
fault somewhere, and if there only
had come plenty of early frosts or
blight, or earlier drought, so that they
could have blamed John Sherman and
his resumption policy, and the Repub
lican rule with it, oh! how happy
they would have been to-day.
We proceeded to Five Points, thence
to Squire John Smith's and on to his
son Smiley's, where we found the pro
prietor, squirrel-like, just depositing a
load of shellbark hickory nuts in safe
keeping for future use. Dismounting,
we proceeded to take in the farm and
contents. We found plenty of fruit,
but, oh! the nuts a^ain! Hickory
nuts and acorns, enough within a
radius of one mile to feed all the boys
and hogs in a county. The acorns
were so plenty that they were lying
on the ground touching one another,
and the half of them not down yet;
and as for the shellbarks, the trees
were bending under their weight of
nuts. In less than an hour we had
"bairorrd"' nearly four bushels in the
hulls, and hundreds of trees yet to
hear from. This must be on John
Sherman's account, and to please
'Squire Smith and his family, who, by
the way, are all good sound Republi
cans. We spent the night in this
"nutty" country ; saw more big buck
wheat and corn crops, and next morn
ing left for Marion township, where
we took dinner with our grandmother,
Mrs. Mary Turner, formerly of Parker
township, and mother of John M. and
William Turner, of Parker township.
The old lady enjoys excellent health
for one of her age (eighty-four, we
believe); smokes her pipe regularly
and loves to see her children, and
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren
(of which she now counts twenty-six
living) come to visit her. She has
passed through many of the days and
times that tried men's souls and
women's too ; has never yet enjoyed a
ride on a railroad and never till lately
saw a train of cars. May she sec
many happy days yet on earth.
The farmhouse where we took din
ner was surrounded with splendid
apples, beautiful grapes, fall flowers,
late peaches, ripe tomatoes, and lots of
chestnuts on every hand. If this part
of the country is not the land of plenty,
where can plenty bo found
After dinner we "took the back
track," and in an hour or so reined
up at the door of Mr. Adam Black,
who, we found superintending a lot of
lazy boys threshing buchwheat, and
ho himself looking on and contentedly
enjoying a pocketful of chestnuts.
Though a good Republican, he loves
nuts and fruits ami will lav down his
ax, or hoe, or flail anytime for the sake
of indulging his appetite. We also
met Matthew McGregor, a regular
'•juke the beetle" of ye olden time, but
a life-long Republican, so we forgave
him for borrowing our plug of tobacco
to get a chew and cutting it in halves,
then transferring one of the pieces to
his own capacious pocket. Farm pro
ducts here are pretty good. Crops
this season have been pretty good so
far as threshed out, except buckwheat.
Mr. Black says his would have been an
average crop if those boys hail not
carried oil so much of it, after it wits
threshed, under their tot; nails. We
were of the opinion that a general foot
wash all around might improve matters
considerable. We put up our hofse for
over Sunday, and, on inquiring, found
the man of the farm, Alfred Black,
absent on a trip to your town with a
load of burned lime.
The 1 iine burning business is still
carried <>n to a considerable extent in
Cherry township, and commands a
ready sale always, as it is ol a very
Next (lay (Sunday) we attended
church at Pleasant Valley ami met
many friends ami old acquaintances;
also listened to a regular scientific ser
mon by Rev. Lawrence, but was sorry
to learn that the Sabbath School had
been allowed to die an ignominious
death, just ono week previous to our
visit, for lack of support. Prayer-meet
ing was announced for 5 o'clock, P. M,
but judging from the interest taken in
the Sabbath School that it would.be a
tame affair, we <1 id not attend; since
learned that there were two leading
members present. 'I he rest stayed at
home to hunt hickory nuts, club chest
nuts, and talk politics the balance of
tht! day. We suppose this is their
way of serving tin; Lord and their
own appetites, especially the latter.
In the evening we went to the M.
K. Church at Anandale.but the preacher
was "behind time" for some reason,
and we failed to connect.
Anandale is the home of 11. C. Mc-
Coy, the Nasby of Anandale, once a
Representative at Harrisburg, once a
Justice of the ami once Asso
ciate Judge, lie would be grey in the
service of his country were it not for
the free use of Bachelor's Hair Dye,
tind a vigorous constitution. He has
been a success financially, politically
and socially. May he live long and
prosper. H. C is the shining light of
the "burg;" once an Abolitionist, al
ways a "Know-Nothing," ami a wide
awake Republican, lie believes in
Have's Administration, loves John
Sherman's money, anil swears by the
Republican party, and woe to the luck
less Democrat that crosses swords in
: argument with him on political issues.
1 What the 'Squire don't know lie will
make, and the argument is his, first,
r last and all the time,
I Next morning (Monday) we started
• for home, and was agreeably surprised
i to find our vehicle literally loaded
I down with fruit ami nuts, some of the
I finest fall sweets aud rambos we ever
tickled our palates with, in fact, so full
was our carriage tilled that we had
hardly room to stow our dirty shirfr
(we have two shirts) and feet. We
left with regret at noon, and after a
very dusty drive arrived at home, in
the land of oil again, to find things all
0. K., and ourselves well satisfied
with our trip through Butler county.
LETTER FROM MICHIGAN.
MARLETTE, Sanilac Co., Mich.,")
October 10, 1879. }
Messrs. Editors —Leave Pittsburgh
and travel to Detroit, thence to Imlay
City on the L. H. & C. R. R., about
35 miles west of Port Huron, and you
are 22 miles south of Marlette, which
distance you must travel by stage.
Arriving at Marlette you will be sur
prised at the thrift and enterprise;
two steam mills, two saw mills, one
foundry, three planing mills, one woolen
factory, and many other places of en
terprise. There are now seven steam
engines and ample work for all, and in
the morning, noon and eve, the air is
made vocal with the ringing of factory
bolls and screeching of steam whistles.
Another prominent institution is our
graded school, which employs three
teachers, the number of scholars en
rolled being 250. Here a good educa
tion may be had; and here let me say
to ambitious teachers who have not
the ability to teach at home and desire
to go to some new country where the
people are very ignorant, don't come
to this part of Michigan, for you will
find yourselves sadly mistaken, as
teachers here will compare favorably
with any place I have visited.
But if you wish to enjoy yourself
camping out and fishing, here is a
good place to come. And hero let me
tfive you ray experience in one day's
fishing. We discovered that there
were plenty of fish in the Cass river,
four miles from here. We had no net,
so we sent to Detroit and bought
twine and had a gill net made, 30x8
feet, the meshes 1£ inches. So Bill
and I started" for the Cass, launched
our boat, set our net, and then drove
the fish into it. We caught from one
to three at a drive. All went well
until we got three in, one being a
seven-pounder. Then came the excite
ment, and as it was my part of the
work to take the fish out", I got in such
a flurry that the boat came near cap
sizing and spilling us both into the
water. But we succeeded in landing
the fish. In the evening, tired and
weary, we strung our fish on a pole
and carried them to our buggy, a half
mile away. We counted and found
that we had thirty-three, weighing
seventy-one pounds. Well satisfied
with our day's sport we returned home.
The fish we caught were all pickerel,
What Butler county citizen, with us,
would not have enjoyed the sport ? If
any feel inclined to visit us we will
take them out fishing if they so desire.
There are also bear and wild turkey
here, and a short distance north deer
are to be found.
For a new country, this is a good
place for settlers. Much land is for
sale yet, although every week adds to
our population. New land cau lie had
for from §4 to $lO an acre, and land
partly cleared, with rough buildings
on, for about S2O.
B. J. FORRESTER.
GREELEY ON LAWYERS.
[lndianapolis Journal Letter.]
"Mr. Greeley," said Partridge, "this
is .Mr. Denslow, a young attorney."
Greeley uttered a short grunt of rec
ognition, but did not even look around.
1, embarrassed, shrunk to one corner
and took a chair. He went on around
the room looking at pictures and what
not, and in about live minutes, when
his back was turned on me, and I
thought lie had forgotten me, he sud
denly, without looking at me, said:
"Hem! So you're an attorney, are
you ?" 1 confessed it. "I hate law
yersl" he exclaimed emphatically. "I
hate lawyers; they do more mischief
than their heads are worth !"
"I suppose they are a necessary
evil," I suggested dcprecutingly.
"Wholly unnecessary," lie insisted.
"I suppose you will acknowledge,"
I said, "that they promote good order
and remove impediments to good gov
1 thought the man was crazy. "Per
haps yoir will tell me," I suggested,
"how debts would be collected with
out lawyers ?"
"Don't want 'em collected 1 don't
want 'em collected !" he squeaked. "If
A lets IS have his property without
payment I don't see why (', D, E, F,
and all tin- rest of the alphabet should
IM) called on to serve as police to get
it buck ! No debt should bo collected
bylaw. It's monstrous! Let u man
trust another man at his own risk.
Even a gambler pays his debts that he
isn't legally obliged to pay, and calls
them debts of honor; but men will
put their property out of their hands
to prevent tins legal collection of their
grocery bills. Abolish all laws for tho
collection of debt, and that would
abolish most of your lawyers—good
SENATOR HI.AINK ON THK TARIFF.—
I am like the old preacher in Mrs.
Stowe's story of the "Tho Minister's
Wooing," who was so orthodox that
the harder they made the requirements
of the church creed the bettor he liked
them. They could not make them too
hard for him. So it is with mo in re
spect to the tariff; the ultimuto effect
of u high tariff is to cheapen every ne
cessity of American life. Let me il
lustrate to you how it works. When
I was in London some years ago, I
took a fancy to a very handsome car
riage rug, the price of which was £4.
On coining home I found that thevo
rugs of English make were selling in
New York, after paying duty, at $35.
Presently, however, an American man
ufacturer took u notion to produce
them, and when ho got under way and
began to supply the market the price
fell to sll. That is the wav u tariff
operates. It sets capital and brains to
work in our country, and soon compe
tition and skill gives us a cheaper ar
• tide than we can get from abroad.
Ono square, one insertion, 11; each subse
quent insertion. 50 centc. Yearly advertisement*
exceeding one-fourth of a column, tS per inch,
i Figure work double these rates; additional
charges where weekly or monthly changes are
made. Local advertisements 10 cents per line
for So t insertion, and 5 cents per line for each
additional insertion. Marriages and deaths pub
lished free of charge. Obituary notices charged
as advertisement?, and payablo when hacded in
Auditors' Notices, 94 ; Executors' and Adminia
trators' Notices. $3 each; Estray, Caution and
Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines, 93
From the fact that the CITIZM is the oldest
established and most extensively circulated Re
publican newspaper in Butler county. O Repub
lican county) it must be apparent* to business
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their businces.
VIVIL RIGHTS OF PRIESTS.
THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN THE
CELEBRATED O'LIARA-STAOK CASE.
The decision of the Supreme Court
in the celebrated lawsuit between the
Right Rev. Win. O'Hara, Bishop of
Scranton, and the Rev. P. M. Stack,
pastor of the Church of the Annuncia
tion, Williamsport, is attracting a
great deal of attention throughout the
country, involving as the ease does
the question of civil rights of Catholic
priests. Rev. Father Stack is a regu
larly ordained priest of the Catholic
Church. In 1866 he was duly ap
pointed by the Bishop to the charge
of this congregation. He continued
its pastor until November sth, 1871.
By letter of that date Bishop O'Hara,
the appelant, wrote to Father Stack,
saying: "Rev. Sir:—Your adminis
tration of the affairs connected with
the Church of the Annunciation has
been such that I feel compelled to re
move you and leave the church vacant.
And I now forbid you to exercise any
priestly function in Williamsport, even
to say mass. This prohibition binds
sub gravi. You may call on me at
Scranton and I will inform you of my
further intention in your regard."
On the same day the Bishop also
wrote to Rev. J. Keeper, pastor of the
Church of St. Bonifacius, in Williams
port, informing him that the Sheriff
had an execution against the Church
of the Annunciation, so that it was
liable to be sold, and enclosed him
money to pay the execution. He fur
ther proceeded to say, "You will also
take charge of all things connected
with that church, such as vestments,
furniture, books, Sic., and keep them
under your custody. They can re
main in the house and church, but you
will keep the key. You may baptize
and attend the sick, but nothing else.
I am much pained to adopt this severe
course, but the state of things in that
congregation is such that 1 would con
sider myself wanting in duty to allow
it to continue any longer." In pur
suance of this direction Mr. Koeper
took possession of the registers of bap
tism and of marriage and a sacred
vessel of the church, and also of the
set of keys that were in the possession
of the sexton, but not of the set of
keys in the possession of the appellee.
Afterward the latter opened the church,
addressed the congregation and stated
his purpose to contest the legality of
the Bishop's action. About one week
thereafter Father Stack applied to the
local Court of Common Pleas for an
injunction against Bishop O'Hara and
a decree reinstating him in his pastor
ate. The Common Pleas Judge
decided that the action of the Bishop
was unlawful, but, acting in a spirit of
compromise, declined to reinstate
Father Stack. To mark its sense of
the illegality of the removal, the Court
decreed that the Bishop should pay his
own costs. Against this decision
Bishop O'Hara appealed to the Su
preme Court of the State.
In the decision on the case Justice
When rights of property are in
question civil Courts will inquire
whether tho organic rules and forms of
procedure prescribed by the ecclesias
tical body have been followed (Kopp
et. al. vs. St. Mark's Lutheran church,
of Butler, Kerr's appeal, cases not yet
reported,) and if followed, whether
they are in conflict with the law of tho
land. Any rule or proceeding whereby
a man's property is swept away from
him without a hearing, trial or judg
ment, or the opportunity for making
known his rights therein is not accord
ing to the law of the land within tho
meaning of tho ninth section of tho
declaration of rights. Brown vs.
Hummel, 3 Barr, 86; McAuley's
Appeal, 27 P. F. Smith, 397.
Had tho appellee such a right of
property in the revenues of his church
and in his profession as to authorize a
Court of equity to inquire into tho
matter of his removal'( A man's pro
fession is his property. The appellee
was not only deprived of his right of
property as pastor of that particular
church, but he was also prohibited
from exercising any priestly functions
as a means of support elsewhere.
Tho literal reading of the order for
bade the exercise of such functions in
Williamsport. Inasmuch, however,
as he had been assigned to no other
parish, the effect was to close the doors
of every parish against him. Tho
strong arm of tho Church was laid
upon him. All means of support wero
denied him, and a stigma was cast on
his reputation. Tho sub gravi of tho
prohibition was a reminder that his
administration was of so grave a char
acter that any disobedience to tho
order of prohibition would be a griev
ous sin. The harshness of tho Bishop's
conduct was all designated in his let
ter to Mr. Koeper as "this sevoro
course." The act of the 16th of June,
1836, and its supplement of the 14th
of February, 1857, expressly gives
Courts of Common Ploasof the several
counties of the Commonwealth tho su
pervision and control of unincorporated
societies or associations. In grunting
injunctions, not only acts contrary to
law may lie enjoined, but also those
contrary to oqaity. Stoekdale vs. Ul
lery, I Wright, 486. Then without
reviewing tin; conflicting opinions as
to the ecclesiastical power given to
the Bishop to deny to a priest tho ex
ercise of all priestly functions without
assigning any cause, we cannot assent
to the doctrine that the pastor's right
of property may thus bo stricken down,
and he prohibited from following his
profession, without accusation and
opportunity for hearing and trial. If
it is not contrary to the laws of tho
Church, which we are not prepared to
admit, it is contrary to the supreme
law of the land. Tho appellant has
no just cause to complain of the de
cree. Decree affirmed and appeal dis
missed at the costs of the appellant.
Tnr. following verse contains every
letter in the alphabet:
Except with zi-nl we strive to win
(lotl's jus', iiixl holy love,
We cannot conquer utrifo ami *in,
Nor walk with Him above.
—A man in Brooklyn challenges
anybody to whistle with him for a
silver medal. Locomotives barred.