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THE DCTI SR CITIZKS.
BCTLEII, KARSS CITT AND PARKBR RAILROAD
Trains leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Rants Citv, Petrolio, Parker, etc., at 7.25 a. in.,
and 2.05 and 7.20 p. rn. [See below lor con
nection" with A. V K K.|
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
points at 7..5 a. ni.. and 1.55, and G. 55 p. m.
The 1.55 tiain connects with train un the West
Penn w.d '.hroueh to Pittsburgh.
BURNANOO ANI> ALI.EOHENT RAII.ROAD.
Trains leave Hilliard's Mill, Butler county,
for Harrioville, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. ra.
and 12.20 and 2.20 p. m.
Stapes lea-e Petrolia at 5 30 a. m. lor 7.40
train, and at 10.00 a. m. tor 12 20 train.
Return Places leave Hilliard on arrival of
trains at 10.27 a. tn. and 1.50 p. in.
Static leaves Maitinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30
p. N. c.. 4 TJ- E. R. R.
The morning train leaves Zolienople at 6 11,
Harmony and Evausburg at 6.3 a. arriving
at Etna Station at 8.20. and AUegheuy at 9 01.
The afternoon train leaves Zolienop'e rt 1.26.
Harmony 1.31, Evantburg 1.53. arriving at
Etna Station at 4 11 and Allegheny at 4.46.
Trains connecting at Etna Station vith this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 a. m. and 3.51 p. m.
By fretting oil at Sharpebnig station and
crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. R., passen
gers on the morning train can reach the Union
depot at 9 o'clock.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Titne.)
Market it 5.11 a. tn., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.0! a. m. This train con
i ects at Freeport with Frecport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
Ezprest at 7.21 a. m., connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.26 with
Exprcs west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S
a. ra., and Express east arriving at Blairsviile
at 11 00 a. in. railroad time.
Mail at 2.36 p. m., connecting at Butler June
lionwithout charge of cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. tn., and Ex
press east arriving at Blairsviile Intersection
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects with
Philadelphia Kxpress east, when ou time.
Sunday Express at 3.25 p. ra., goes through
to Allegheny, arriving at 6.06 p. ra.
The 7.21 a. ra. train connects at Blairsviile
at 11.05 a. ra. with the Mail east, and the 2.36
p. tn. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn K. R. at
9.51 a. m., 5 06 and 7.20 p. m., Butler time. The
9,51 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on
the Butler & Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives
at Butler at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
Through trains leave Pitusbursrh for the Ea?».
at 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 13 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 und 7.20
|>. in. and 3.00, 7.0 1 and 7.40 a. ra.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a half
oin i (MnnnI investedwa " st -
ID UlO U> UUU Imakeß1 makeB fortunes every
™ | month. Book sent free ex
plaining everything. Address
BAXTER <t CO., Bankers,
cct9 7 Wall street N. T.
EDTjTTAT ION AL.
WK KT Nl'Xßißl
The Winter Term will open Dec. 2,1879, and
continue thirteen weeks.
Dr. Eaton, of Franklin, Pa, will lecture be
fore the student* o:t the evening of Dec. 2nd.
The design ot this Academy U to prepare
teachers for doing good work in the school
room. to fit studentf for entering college, aud i
to afford ta all a giod business educatiou.
Students can commence the study of the
Languages each term.
TUITION PER TERM:
Primary, including all the studies author
ized by law to lie taught in the common
Intermediate. - - - - -- -- -- 650 •
Higher English Classics, 800
Rooms lor sell-boarders from 50 cents to fl
per mouth. Board from 11.75 to $3 per week. ,
No pains will be spared in maklug the Bchool
pleasant and profitable to alt. I
Tor additional information address
J. B. UiLFILLAN, Princi|>al.
o29tt] CouUersville P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Exclusively devoted to the practical educa
tion of young and middle-aged men, for active
business life. School always in session. Stu
dents can enter at any time. jraS-Send for,
J. C. SMITH, A. M., Principal,
sept24-3m Pittsburgh, Pa.
o|# WALDRON. Graduate ol the Fhil-
H adclphla Dental College,is prepared 1
• II •to do anything in the line of his
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stales. spll
HD T LEU, PA.
NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWRT HOUSE.
CAPITAL STOCT 60,000.
WM. CASTPPELL, JAB. D. ASR>F.r.soN.
President. Vice President.
WX. CAMPBKLL, Jr., Cashier.
Williatn Campbell, J. W. Irwin,
las. D. Anderson, George Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Does a General Banking A Exchange business.
Interest piid on time deposits. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange.
Gold Exchange and Government Bonds bought
and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment
and othersecurities bought at fair rates 1a20:ly
ML K. %CUBE, South lien, Tt,nn«li
«M •fKI| t X£Y TROUBLES ltku tctnl like a
mhmrm. Itfcaacnrcdiaßnj very bud cancssf PILES,
■■4 It hat sever felled to act cQelentl J."
B. V. IIITTOH, of BrnKnton, Hn "Ai (llnf
tolliriln HU wttkoat aa etui Ime It to pre.
rail —4 ear* htadaeW, and «D billions »tt»eU"
VELMN FAIBCRTLD, of St. Albau, Tt., my,
■ntla of t*rtodcf«< value. After year.of r rc*it
■aft FOee u4 CeeUveacee It otaibtclr
0.8.800A80H, ofßerkaUre, ear*, "oae paek
aiahaalaaa woadcrs for aw la comptetsljr carta**
■iwUw aadEHarj C«a|talifc"
WONDOTUL WHY 7
nOACTCIT 18THE onTHIDIOCrE THAT
Atm THE LITEX, BOWELS AUD KUMTCYS
AT THE «AUE TIKE.
»«»aa It aleaaiM tho wlrimilwi of tfc«»oH—
oaibimora that otherwise develops la BUUoaapeao,
JiaallM, ConitlpnUoa, Kldaor aad Trlaa«r
aa4 I —la>«, aad which fat
WOTMM, Mew ler orery IWartlsa aad hrla* ea weak.
If yea waat tobe well la »»lte of yoawelf. at KIP.
m*WMT« ItUsdrr veveUUo command, and
> I iw* lUUaM »'* qnarta jf *<*lciao.
IBQOTI SHOE STORE,
Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa-
BOlSs I Ss.
As I have an unusually large # and attractive stock of BOOTS «fc SITOES
just opening, embracing all the newest styles, I invite the attention and close
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 stock.
Parties wanting BOOTS & 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 FINDINGS.
goods warranted as represented. AL. RUFF,
DWT YOU BUY YOUR'
BOOTS & SHOES
Until You 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. This
stock is unusually large 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 and Kip (unlined) Shoes.
His Stock In Finer Lines is a!ways large, embracing all the Latest Novelties in Boots
and Shoes- Old Ladies' Warm Shoes a Specialty.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
LEATHER and FINDINOS.
These goods arc all made by the very best manufacturers, and I
will guarantee them to give the best of satisfaction. Call and ex'.mine my
stock and prices.
B. C. IIUSELTON.
DA VIES & EVAN&
AiAinr MXUEK-jrv J
HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CHOICE SELECTION OF
Domestic & Imported Goods.
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 fit, elegance of style and excellence of workmanship.
SCHOENECK & GLOSE,
Cor. 10th St. &, Penn Ave., PITTSBURGH, PA.,
Manufacturers and Dealeis in all Kinds of
IT U R N I T XT R K !
Are offering this Fall Extraordinary Inducements to Purchaccis.
As they inauufnduic evciy nrticlr in tlieir line, tliey arc enabled to hell at mucli lower prices
tlinn ai y other house west ol New York. Do not lull to ea'l In belorc |'Urelia:-iiif; elsewhere,
and examine their ai.d well displayed assortment ot
Farlor, Chamber, Offlco and Dining Furniture.
Kitchen Fun.iture of every description always on bond. AL-o, M.nticrses ol nli Fur
r.ittire u>ade to order and fatibfaetion in every pnitieular. seplo-3iu
26th. "Y ear.
77 Fifth Ave., Above Wood St.,
The best quality that is made of the different
oct-2ml AT LOWEST PRICES.
DECOBATIAL UPHOLSTERY A
74 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Special Designs made to harmonize with sur
roundings of every apartment of your home
for Window Decorations, tho richest selecticns
and latest designs in Raw Bilks, Satins. Jutes,
Crepeta, esc. Lace Curtains, from the cheapost
to the very finett of all grades at very low
pijces ; Lace Lambrequins made to order to tH
any sized window, in the very latest designs ;
Cornices and Cornice Poles, Dado Bottom Shades
in various designs, Beddings, Comforts, Fillows,
Moeqnitb Bars, etc. ocs2-3m
SHOULD GO VIA THE
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R, R,
can bo had at all oilices where
Western tickets are sold. aplC-tf
Hide*, I/Callicr, Finding*, Tal
low, Sheep Pells, Plaster
II is Ir, Ac., de.
Highest prioes p'lid in cash for Hides, Kips,
<'«lfp-kinß, Sheep pelts, TAIIOW, itc.
All kinds ol Lentliur, nn.i also I'laster Hair,
always on hand, aud sold at the lowest eash
prices. Also, manufacture rof and dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Whips,
&c., which will be sold at bottoin prices. Re
pairing promptly-attended to. SLOP on Cun
ningham street, near creek,
s.■) will buy a one-half interest in a good bus
iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing nbt.nt farming preferred. An honest man
with the above amount will do well to address
by letter, SMITH JOHNS, care S. M. fames,
Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. |uu27-ly
(In old Sam Sykcs Gallery,)
I decll-ly BUTLER, PA.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1879.
PHYSIC IA XS.
JOHN E BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
my2l-ly] t'UTI.ER. l'A.
BUTLER COUNTY -
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
G. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER
H. C. IIEINEMAN, SECRETARY.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Ilelmboldt,
William Campbell, J. V/. Buikhart,
A. Trouttiian, Jacob Schoi-ne,
G. C. Roessing, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. lrvin, Samuel Marshall,
J.W.Christy 11. C. Heint man.
JAS. T* M'JUNKIN, Gen. A«'t-
land Tor sale. ~
The well-improved faim of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in tho northeant corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county, I'a . is now < ffere'l for sale
tow. Inquire of \V K. FRISBEE, on tho prem
2.500,000 ACRES LAND
Situated in and ne.tr the
UPPER ARKANSAS VALLEY, IN SOUTH
Atchisoa, Topeka & Santa Fe E. K.
11 Years' Credit. 7 per cent. Interest.
Tl e Cist payment at d .te of purchase Is oue
tenth of the principal and seven percent, inter
est on the remainder. At the eud of the first
and second year, only the interest at feven per
cent, is p:iid ; and the third year, and each yar
thereafter, one tenth ol Hie principal, with
seven per cent, interest on the balat.ee, is paid
annually until the whole is p..id.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount.
Two years' credit, 80 per eent. discount.
Cash purchase, 33 1-3 per eent. discount
The vallev of the Upper Arkansas is ju-tly
celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING end Ihe superior quilitv ol it* irrnin.
As a STOCK-RAISING and WOOL-GROWING
country, it ot!e?s advantages that cannot be ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild and remarkably healthy climate, with low
prices and easy terms, make up a total of in
ducements ereiitcr than is oilered anywhere else
on the continent of America.
Far lull particulars, inquire of or address
C A. SEYMOUR,
General Eastern Passenger Airent,
my2l-ly] 4HI Broadway. N. Y.
tflfl Main ?t . Bull,do, N. Y.
stjK Having leaso.l tho Liveiv Stable
. \T" formerly occupied by George
K3J\ Walter, in the rear of the Vo
-111 gelev House, Butler, Pa., and
ALL MY STOCK
to it. including Horses. Carriages. Buggies, Ac.,
the public are solicited to give ma a call.
All my stock in in first-class order, and per
sons wishing to hire will b3 accommodated oil
the most reasonable terms a/id at the shortest
notice. [oc22-3m] GEORGE BAUER.
Tho public aro respectfully informed that I
have now taken the entire possession of the
frrmorlv known as Bie'iel A Co., on West Cun
ningham street, Butler, Pa.
KlorfteM and Vehicles
are ail first-class and in good order. Punctual
attendrnce given to customers and others at all
The books of tho firm of Bickel & Bauer are
with me for settlement.
oct22-2in HENRY BICKEL.
Livery, Feed and Sale
Cunningham St , near Hcineman's Bookstore,
A 'arge number ol ftrst-class riirs and safe
horcs always r>i: hand. Horses led at reasona
ble rnies. llorses bought aud sold.
DAVID CUPPS, PnoPitIETOR.
sons desiring conveyance by the Buss
crii Ic.ive thiir orders at this stable.
Livery, Sale, Feed and Exchange
Rear of Lowry House, - - BUTLER, PA.
A IEW EE4
Is now running what was formerly tho Walter <t
Boos water and steam Grist Mill,
in this borough, with lalcst improvements. Ho
is prepared to furnish to all customers tli« best
of flour, as all who patronize him will find
out. The Mill has been renovated and is pro
pared to do tho best of country and custom
work. It is the oldest mill in tho borough, and
the present proprietor will do tho best he can
to accommodate customers. All customers will
be accommodated whether water is high or low,
as the mill is ran by both powers.
A FLOUR DEPOT
lias been establitlied by tho proprietor at G.
Etzel's former store, opposite tho Vogely House,
WHEAT. RYE AND BUCKWHEAT
Corn Meal, Feed of All Kinds,
and also "GRAHAM FLOUR" will always ba
found on hand at the lowest cash prices, and
Tony Etzel will always be on hand to wait on
RYTAIHO a new feature is liero introduced :
ALL GOODS SOLD DELIVERED TO PUR
CHASERS IN ALL PARTS OF TOWN.
All tlios? desiring good flonr. honest prices,
Ac., either call on Tony Etzel at the regular
Flour Depot, on Mam streot, or on tho propri
etor at the mill.
All orders for Flour. Feed, or anything in our
line, can be left with Tony Etzel, and will be at
tended to promptly, either by him or
oclß-Gm] JACOB BOOS.
THE COUNTIES OF PENN
The following, copied from the Sun
bury American, and from t'ne pen of
Hon. David Taggart, will be found
interesting to young people :
Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester
were the three original counties, estab
lished at the first settlement of the
province in 1632.
4. Lancaster, May 10, 1729, formed
5. York, August 17, 1749, formed
6. Cumberland, January 27, 1750.
7. Berks, March 11, 1752, from Phil
adelphia, Chester and Lancaster.
8. Northampton, March 11, 1752,
9. Bedford, March 9, 1771, from
10. Northumberland, March 21,1772,
from Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks,
Bedford and Northampton.
11. Westmoreland, February 26,
1773, from Bedford.
12. Washington, March 28, 1781,
13. Fayette, September 2G, 1783,
14 Franklin, September 9, 1784,
15. Montgomery, Sept. 10, 1784,
16. Dauphin, March 4, 1785, from
17. Luzerne, September 25, 1786,
18. Huntington, September 25, 1786,
j from Bedford.
19. Allegheny, Sept. 24, 1788, from
Westmoreland and Washington.
20. Mifflin, Sept. 1789, from Cum
berland and Northumberland.
21 Delaware, Sept. 26, 1789, from
22. Lycoming, April 13, 1795, from
23. Somerset, April 17, 1795, from
24. Greene, February 9, 1796, from
25. Wayne, March 21, 1798, from
26. Adams, January 23, 1800, from
27. Centre, February 13, 1800, from
Milflin, Huntington, Northumberland
28. Armstrong, March 12, 1800,
from Allegheny, Westmoreland and
29. Beaver, March 12, 1800, from
Allegheny and Washington.
30 Butler, March 12, 1800, from
31. Crawford, March 12, 1800, from
32. Erie, March 12, 1800, from Alle
33. Mercer, March 12, 1800, from
34 Yenango, March 12, 1800, from
Allegheny and Lycoming.
35. Warren, March 12, 1800, from
Allegheny and Lycoming.
36. Indiana, March 10, ISO 4, from
Lycoming and Westmoreland.
37. Cambria, March 25, 1804, from
Huntington, Somerset and Bedford.
33. Clearfield, March 26, 1804, from
Lycoming and Northumberland.
39. Jefferson, March 26, 1804, from
40. McKean, March 26, 1804, from
41. Potter, March 26, 1804, from
42. Tioga, March 26, 1804, from
43. Bradford, first named Ontario,
February 21, 1810, from Luzerne and
44. Susquehana, February 21, 1810,
45. Schuylkill, March 1, 1811, from
Berks and Northampton.
46. Lehigh, March 6, 1812, from
47. Lebanon, February 16, 1813,
from Dauphin and Lancaster.
48. Columbia, March 22, 1813, from
49. Union, March 22, 1813, from
50. Pike, March 26, 1814, from
51. Perry, March 22, 1832, from
52. Juniata, March 2, 1832, from
53. Monroe, April 1, 1836, from
Northampton and Pike.
54. Clarion, March 11, 1839, from
Armstrong and Venango.
55. Clinton, June 21, 1839, from
Centre and Lycoming.
56. Wyoming, April 4, 1842, from
57. Carbon, March 13, 1843, from
Northampton and Monroe.
58. Elk, April 18, 1843, from Clear
field, Jefferson and McKean.
59. Blair, February 26, 1846, from
Huntington and Bedford.
60. Sullivan, March 15, 1847, from
61. Forest, April 11, 1848, from
Jefferson a:itl Yenango—part of Ye
nango added in 1866.
62. Lawrence, March 28, 1849, from
Beaver and Mercer.
63. Fulton, April 19, 1850, from
64. Montour, May 3, 1850, from
65. Snyder, March 2, 1855, from
66. Cameron, March 29, 1860, from
Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter.
67. Lackawana, 1878. from Luzerne.
It will be noticed that all of the
first eleven counties but Philadelphia
were named for the counties and shires
of England, also the eighteenth and
twenty-third. The first individual
names given were those of Washing
ton, LaFayette, Franklin and Mont
gomery ; followed, not many years
later, by those of Presidents, Adams
and Jefferson ; Governors, Mifflin and
McKean; Generals, Greene, Wayne,
Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, Mercer,
Warren and Potter. Later still Brad
ford, Columbus, Pike, Perry, Monroe,
Clinton, Blair, Sullivan, Lawrence,
Fulton, Snyder and Cameron, were
thus honored ; 28 out of 67 named for
men. There are 13 or 14 called for
creeks and rivers; the Ohio and Mon
ongahela being the only large streams
slighted. One is named for a lake, and
one (Montour) for a mountain, whose
- god-father was an old Indian ; one for
coal, (Carbon); and one for wood,
(Forest); Philadelphia is Greek; Cam
. bria, Welsh ; Luzerne, Swiss; Dauphin,
r French; and Lebanon, Hebrew. That
there are no Irish appellations is a-i
outrage upon the Democratic party. I
would meekly suggest that the next
. new county be called Dou-n, to indicate
the present and future condition of that
party, as well as to honor the great
country from which it derives the bulk
of its voters in these Northern States.
In comparing the census returns of
1860 and 18T0, I find that every county
in Pennsylvania shows a respectable
increase in population, making allow
ance for cutting off Cameron from Mc-
Kean and Potter, while of the sixty in
New York, twenty have sustained an
absolute loss, and seventeen have been
almost stationary. Pennsylvania in
creased per cent; New York, 12£;
Northumberland grew and was
only surpassed by Yenango, 914; Lu
zerne, 78 ; Allegheny, and Elk, 43.V.
You will see that Northumberland
is the sole parent of Luzerne, Lycom
ing, Columbia and Union, and part
mother of Mifllin, Centre and Clear
field ; grandmother of Armstrong, Ye
nango, Warren, Indiana, Jeil'erson,
McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Sus
quehana, Clinton, Wyoming, Sullivan.
Montour, Snyder and Lackawana ; and
great-yrandmother of Clarion, Elk,
Forest and Cameron. Until September
25, 1786, she stretched almost the
entire length of our "York State"
border. On that day being only 14?
years old, she brought forth her oldest
daughter, Luzerne, which naturally
reduced her. I had not inteuded so
much genealogy when I started.
BEST WALKING HE COED.
Brother Bell, of the Colored Bethel
congregation, Washington, D. C., a
few nights ago, at a prayer meeting,
took occasion, in the course of an ex
hortation upon the duties of life, to
fire a passing shot at the walking
mania, now so prevalent, and devel
oped some facts in relation to pedes
trian feats that seem hitherto to have
escaped notice. He said :
"My beloved bredren and sisters,
dar is one ting I'm bound to say to
you befo' I closes de exercises dis nite,
and dat is, don't you take no stock in
dis here walkin' bisniss. Let dem
white tramps, men and wimmin, alone ;
don't you spen' your money or your
preshus time runnin' aroun' arter dem ;
an' for de Lord's sake, an' your own,
don't you try to make fools ob yo'selfs
by tryin' to do likewise. You men
will find plenty ob exercise in attendin'
to yer work, and you wimmin enuff to
do ober yer washtubs and nussiu' yer
babies, instead ob trampin' roun' and
roun' de sawdust, day on and day off,
jiss to please a passel ob fools, an' ruin
yer own helf. Beside, my beloved
frens, all de braggin' dat dey duz 'bout
dere 'long walks,' 'long times,' and
what dey calls 'fizzikle ondoorinse,'
ain't wuth shucks when you comes to
conipar' dem wid one pufformance dat
tuk place thousands ob years ago ; an'
de reason dey don't mention it is be
kase none ob dese sportin' folks eber
reads dere Bibles. Well, I'll tell you
wat it wuz, and it's de greatest 'sport
in' match,' as dey calls it, dat eber cum
off on de face ob dis yearf. None ob
yer 'hippy-drum' bizniss heah ! No,
sah ! Fair heel an' toe tcalkin ' —-judges
appinted, track measured, time kep'
('cordin' to de Skripturs) and a ree
kocd made—yes, an' a rve-kord dat
can't be denied, cause here it is —yes,
here it is, in dis preshus Book ! Now,
jiss turn ober yer Bibles, my frcus, an'
look at fift chapter ob Jinsiss, twenty
second vuss, an' wot do you fine ?
Why you fine dat 'Enoch—walked—
wid—God!—(after he begatted Mee
foosaly)—three hundred years /'—yes,
three—hundred—years! Dar wuz a
walk fur ye! Jiss shet yo' eyes, an'
'fleet on't! Three—hundred—y:ars!!
Beside, de ree-kord says dat wen de
ole man made dat match, an' had dat
chile (who kep' on livin' until he wuz
nine hundred an' sixty-nine year ole—
monsus good stuff in dat family !) —I
say when de ole man made dat match,
an' had dat chile, he wtiz sixty-five
years ob age, an' den walked three—
hundred—years! Talk 'bout your
'pluck' an' yo' 'grit'after dat! Why
de ole man has done laid out all ob
dese nowadays blowers as flat as a
dead shad ! So much for dis 'strordi
nary pufformance.' But dat ain't all
ob it. Dere's mo' yet. If you'll jiss
look at de twenty-fourth vuss ob de
same chapter you will fine, my b'loved
j frens, what a orful warnin' is in d.tt
! vuss to po' foolish creeturs who has de
conceit to make sich onekal matches.
Did any good cum ob ole man Enoch's
walk ? Did he male anvtinjr outen
it? No! my bredern an' sisters. No!
No ! lie loss by it—loss ebryting by
it—neber 'pcared in de ring agin—in
fack, he 'went up Jiss read de vuss:
' A n'— En och—iralled— w ith—God—
an'—he—wuz—nof (dat is he warn't
novvhar), 'for God tuck him.' God
tuck him ! To be shuah he tuck him !
He wuz bound to be tuck. He helt
out a long time, de ole man did; he
wuz game to de last; he wuz doin' his
level best, but 'Ole Master' wuz too
lon# in do stride, an' too soun' in de
wind for him, an' tuck him on de last
roun'. Yes, my b'loved frens, an' he'll
take anybody dat tries dat game on
him, an' histe him 'highern a kite,'jiss
as he did ole boss Enoch. So take a
warnin' by dis orful lesson ; let all dis
kind ob foolishness alone an' tend to
yo' proper callin's, like good Christ
shuns. An' now let us pray !"
—There is in Russia, and on exhibi
tion, what is called a happy family. It
consists of two bears, two lions and j
two large dogs. Two hyenas and two |
wolves are to be added, and it is ex- j
pected that the. peace and harmony of j
the group will not be disturbed. Dar- j
win is right, and we certainly have
made a descent from the brutes. If
you should put two Jews, two Pres
byterians ami two Baptists together,
and then add a small but lively Uni- j
versa!ist the result would not equal
that of the Russian collection.
—Many suits are now trimmed in
When Mr. Jobn Wise was lost in
his balloon called "Pathfinder," sev
eral weeks ago, the newspapers printed
many accounts of trips made into the
air. some by brave men and some by
foolish ones. A lady who lives in the
town of Centralia, in the State of Illi
nois, said nothing until all the rest
were througff talking. Then, one day
l ist week, she told the editor of the
St. Louis Republican to look into the
number of the Republican that was
printed on the 21st day of September,
185 S. The editor looked and found an
account of how two little children took
a trip in a balloon all by themselves.
On that day an leronaut, named
Brooke, filled his ship with gas on the
farm of Mr. Harvey, who lived near
Centralia. He expected to sail in the
afternoon. About noontime Mr. Har
vey put his two children into the bas
ket of the balloon just to please them,
and not thinking for a moment of any
danger. The balloon was tied to a
tree by ropes. All at once a gust of
wind broke the ropes and the balloon
shot up into the sky with nobody but
the two children in the basket. Mr.
Harvey was wild with grief and
shouted aloud : "They're lost, they're
lost!" All the neighbors ran to the
spot only to see the balloon drifting
off north and more than a mile high.
One of the children was a girl, Nettie,
eight years ;;ld, and the other was her
little brother, Willie, four years old.
Both cried when they found them
selves leaving the ground and going
on a very, very strange journey in
deed. Nettie looked over the edge of
the basket and saw her father wring
ing his hands away below. Soon the
people looked to her like babies and
the houses like toy houses. She and
Willie were going up, up, up all the
time. "I expect we are going to hea
ven, Willie," said Nettie. Willie
thought it was very cold in heaven
then, for the higher they went the
colder it grew. Nettie wrapped Wil
lie in her apron and held his head fast
in her lap until he cried himself fast
asleep. Then Nettie folded her hands
and waited. "I think we must be
near the gate now." She meant the
gate of heaven that she had heard
about in Sunday school. But Nettie
fell asleep, too. When she awoke she
found that some strange man was lift
ing her from the basket. The strange
man was a farmer in Northern Illi
nois, who had seen a balloon drifting
low down across his field. The rope
was dragging and so he caught it and
landed the children safely. The bal
loon had floated all night. Nettie and
Willie's father soon learned that they
had been found, and took them home
two days afterwards. Nettie is now a
woman—the very same one who told
the Republican to look back in his
files for the story.
NE W ZEAL AND CHERRIES.
Yesterday a fruit dealer on Market
street, incensed at the liberties taken
by the loafers with his wares display
ed at the door, placed a half gallon of
Cayenne peppers in a basket, labeled
it "New Zealand Cherries," and hung
it in a conspicuous place in front of his
stand. In a few minutes the next-door
merchant sauntered up, inquired how
trade was, picked up a Now Zealand
cherry, placed it in his mouth, and
suddenly left to attend to a customer.
Rev. Dr. Bully next rounded to, ob
served that the yellow fever news
from Memphis was not very encourag
ing this morning, and—ah! it had
been years since he had eaten a New
Zealand cherry; whereupon he ate
one, remarked that it was superb,
wiped his weeping eyes" on his coat
sleeve, supposed that New Zealand
wasgetting warmer every year, wished
the dealer good morning, and departed,
lamenting the growing weakness of
his eyes in the sunlight. A chronic
dead-beat then came up, took a mouth
ful of cherries, spluttered them out,
with an imprecation, all over the fruit,
stuffed a pear, a banana and a bunch
of grapes into his mouth to take out
the taste, informed the dealer that he
would have him prosecuted for keep
ing green fruit, and went down the
street to a fire-plug, where he sat wip
ing tears for au hour. A lady with
two children next appeared, stopped to
admire the cherries, asked if she
mightn't just taste them—she never
had seen any before—supplied the
children and walked away—walked
away with a face fiery with scorn and
anger, while the children set up a
howl that brought all the people to the
doors and windows, and drove all the
policemen off the street. Thus the
fun went on all the morning. The
fruit dealer never laughed so much in
his life. The occupants of the adjacent
and opposite shops, and a shoal ef
small boys, soon learned what was up
and watched and joined in a ringing
roar as each new victim tried the
cherries. Finally a solemn-looking
countryman lounged up, inquired the
price of them 'ere New Zealand cher
ries, invested in a pint, put one in his
mouth, took it out again, gave the
fruit-dealer a lingering look of mild re
proach, pulled oil' his coat and "waded
into" him. When he left, the fruit
man with tendencies to practical jokes,
had a blue eye, a red no.se, a purple
face, a sprained wrist, and several
bushels of fruit scattered among the
small boys, while the same ringing
roar of laughter was going up from
the lookers on.— Detroit Free Press.
—llenry Bessemer, the English in
ventor, has taken out 1(50 patents. One
of them, his process for making steel,
ranks as one of the most brilliant in
ventions of the century. It converts pig
iron into steel in a few minutes, and
has reduced the price of steel rails per
ton from §2OO to S3O. Ten times as
much steel is used in the world now as
was used prior to 185(5.
—An old bachelor was courting a
widow, and both had sought the aid of
art to give to their fading hair a darker
shade. "That's going to be an affec
tionate couple," said a wag. "How
so?" asked a friend. "Why, don't
you see that they are dyeing for each
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From the fact that the Cmzn is the oldea'
established and most extensively circulated R«
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a Repub
lican county; it must be apparent ts business
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their business.
HOW SMITH LOST A CASE.
, The court and jury, as well as spec
. tators, generally enjoy the scene when
I a lawyer, in an attempt to browbeat a
. witness, comes off second best in an
encounter. A correspondent recalls an
amusing incident of this sort, which
happened a few years ago in an Albany
The plaintiff, who was a lady, was
called to testify. She got on very well
and made a favorable impression on
the jury under the guidance of her
counsel, Hon. Lyman Tremain, until
the opposing counsel, Hon. Henry
Smith, subjected her to a sharp cross
examination. This so confused her
that she fell to the floor in a swoon.
Of course, this excited general sym
pathy in the audience, and Mr. Smith
saw that his case looked badly.
An expedient suggested itself by
which to make the swooning appear
like a piece of stage trickery, and thus
destroy sympathy for her. The lady's
face in swooning had turned purple
red, and this fact suggested the new
line of attack. The next witness was
a middle-aged lady, whom the counsel
"Did you see the plaintiff faint a
short time ago ?"
"People turn pale when they faint,
don't they ?"
A great sensation in the court, and
an evident confusion of witness. But
in a moment she answered, "No, not
"Did you ever hear of a case of
fainting where the party did not turn
"About a year ago."
"Where was it ?"
"In this city.'
By this time the excitement was so
intense that everybody listened very
anxiously for the reply. It camo
promptly, with a twinkle in the lady's
eye, as if from suppressed humor:
"It was a negro, sir."
Peal after peal of laughter shook
the room, in which the aged Judge
DARK RUMORS OF WAR.
NEW YORK, NOV. 19. —Considerable
excitement was caused throughout this
city yesterday by rumors to the effect
that war may be expected to be de
clared at any moment between Russia
and England. Dispatches from London
to the Associated Press stated that
Russia had requested Turkey to notify
all signers of the treaty of 1856 to
send squadrons to the Dardanelles in
case the English fleet entered the
strait. Feeling ran high in certain
circles, and some announced that the
English Government had instructed
Lord Dufferin, England's representa
tive at St. Petersburg, to cease nego
tiations with the Government of the
Czar. A reporter called on the Eng
lish Consul to ascertain what informa
tion he had on the subject, and the
Consul said he knew nothing beyond
what he had seen in the newspapers,
and that he thought the news was sen
sational and without foundation. It is
not probable in his opinion that so
serious a state of affairs could arise so
suddenly. Still, the rumors might be
well founded for anything he knew to
the contrary, but as yet he had received
no official notification on the subject.
Later dispatches says that the Lon
don Post , an official authority, denies
that England has sent an ultimatum to
the Porte, which the Channel squadron
was to enforce, and denies that she has
demanded from Turkey the cession of
a port ou the Black Sea.
—This is a Nation with a big, big
N, and a Mansard roof and bay win
—A young girl always feels "down
in the mouth" when she kisses her
—lt takes the skin of one whole in
nocent kid to make a woman of to-day
a pair of fashionable gloves.
—At sixteen a young lady always
gets sweet on some fellow. Therefore,
the expression, "sweet sixteen."
—A young lady who has been prac
ticing "Let Me Kiss Him for His
Mother," says the more she tries it the
better she likes it.
—The cheapest route to a menagerie
where you can see most frightful mon
sters and headless hobgoblins, is to eat
a mince pie just before bedtime.
—All that is necessary to break the
Democratic party of Illinois, is for Da
vid Davis to sit dowu on it once. It
isn't near strong enough to hold him
—Since the tramp law went into ef
fect there are fewer tramps roaming
over the country, but Pinafore Troupes
are more numerous than ever, so we
haven't much cause to rejoice.
—A fashion exchange says "red
bonnets will continue to be worn this
winter." That may be the fact
ally speaking, but we'll wager no red
headed woman in the country would
be caught wearing a "red bonnet." It
don't suit their complexion, you
—An old Scotch lady, who had no
relish for modern church music, was
expressing her dislike for the singing
of an anthem in her own church one
day, when a neighbor said, "Why,
that is a very old anthem. David
sang that anthem to Saul." To this
the old lady replied, "Weel, weel, I
noo for the first time understand why
Saul threw his javelin at David when
the lad sang for him."
—A Western man, who is blessed
with several attractive daughters
whoso charms occasionally detained
their admirers to a late hour, has in
vented a clock of an ingenius character.
It is on the style of the cuckoo clock.
A principal feature is that at tea
o'clock it strikes loudly, two littU
doors open and a man with a dressing
gown and cap glides out holding in his
hand a card inscribed "Good Night.'*
The effect is said to be admirable, and
he has no further trouble in getting rid
of evening callers. The clock is de»-
f tined to become a popular article in
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