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v„ (.nbecriptn.il will be discontinued until all
uotilv tin when enbecnbers do not take on. their
nature wiD be bold liable for the auWnpuou.
rtub*cnbeis removing from one poetotfice to
another «Lould K «e us the name of the former
•e well m the present office.
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in this pa]<er must be accompamed by real
name of the writer. not for publication, but as
a gnuantee of good faith.
Marriage and deitli notice* rnunt be
Died by a responsible name.
Address th|( avTI . KH CITIZES,
BUT! ER KARSS CITT AM» PARKER HAILKOAH
Trains leave feuticr for St. Joe, Millerstown,
K nis CUT, Fetrolia, Parker, etc., at 7 -'> A tu ,
and 305 a":.d 7.20 P. M. [SEE below lor con
nections with A. V IT H.J
Trains ARRIVE at Butler from the above_name<l
points at T. 5 a. m_ and 1.55, and 6.55 p M
The 1.55 tisdn connect- »Hh train ON the West
PCNO riri'l '.hronjrli T'> HUSBOR^T.
EWRXASO ASH ALI.WH*I>T RAILUOAD.
TRAINS leave llilt'nrJV Mill, ButK-r county,
for Harri«vil!e, Greenville, etc., at .lea. M.
and 12.20 and 3.20 p. ™- R ON „
STATES lea' E Pctrolia at 5 ->0 A. M for ■.♦
train, and at 10.00 a. M. tor 13 20 tram.
Return ftai;es leave Milliard on arrival or
trains at F>.37 a. m. and 1.50 P- NI
glace leaves M utinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30
p. 4 W. N. it. rNarow Gioge.) ]
The M jrning TRAIL' LEA vet* Zeiienople at C 11.
Hanuoav O.IH AU! Evan tjurg at 6.3 X arriving
at Etna Statun a? 5.20. and Allegheny AT 9 Of.
The afternoon Iran LEAVER Zilienop eat 1.28.
Haraouy 1.81. Eva.sbnrg 153 arriving at
Etna Station at 4 11 and Allegheny at 4.46.
UV G-tliig °'L *' SBIN»FBN'|r fctatfon AN',
crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. R., j_aa*en
ge;s on tf-C morning train can reach the L uion
depot at 0 o'clock. , .
Trains connecting at Etna Station * tth this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 and 9.31 a. M. and
3.41 p. W.
Trains Ica.e Bailer ("Busier or PittebnrKhTime.)
Markitnl 5.11 a. IN., *OE» through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.01 a. in. THIS train con
nects at Free port with Frccport Accommoda
tion, trlilch arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. TO.,
railroad titne. . _ .
r.rpres* at 7.21 a. in . connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 5.20 with
Exp.cse west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S
a. RA., and EXPRESS erv-t arriving at Blulrsvllle
at 11 00 a. M. railroad time.
Mail at 2.36 p. m., connecting at Butler Junc
tlonwiiUout change ol E*«r», with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 5 2»5 p. in., and Ex
press cast arriving at Bldrsviile Intersection
at FL.IO p. in. railroad time, which connects W 'th
Philadelphia Kxprcvs east, wh' n on time.
Sunday Erprttt at 8.85 p. RA., goea through
to Allegheny, arriving at 0.00 p. in.
The 7.21 a. in. train connects at Blalrsville
at 11 05 a. ra. W ith the Mill east, and the 3.36
p. in. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
Trains arrive nt Butler on Wefct Penn K. K. at
9.51 a. rn., 5 W. and 7.20 p. in.. Duller time. The
9J51 and 5.00 triins connect with trains on
the Butler A Parker R. R. SON ay train arrives
at Bntle- at 11.11 a. M., connecting with train
Through trains leave Pittsburgh tor the Ea-'
at 3.58 and 8.30 A ra. and 12 51, 421 and SO6 P
M., arriving st Philadelphia at 3.40 and TMFI
p ra and 3.00, 7.01> and 7.40 N. ra.; at B.iltiinore
ahont the same time, at New York three hours
later, and at about one and a hall
Ain i #ihrini IBTe » tod ,!i W * B st - st " cks
plaining everything. Address
BAXTEK A CO., Bankers.
Exclusively devote-L to the practical eduea
tion of young ani middle age«l nun, for active
business life. School always in session. .Stu
dents can enter at any time. JZS£F~SEND for
.1. C. SMITH, A. M., Principal,
sept 24-'/in Pittsburgh , Pa.
-0 1/ WALDRON. (Jrr duate ot the PHIL
PK adclpbia Dental College,is prewired
• »• »to do an>thlng ;n the line of his
profes lou IN a satUfwlory manner.
OtJlcc on Main street, Boiler, Union Block,
tip M ilrs. apll
TH ft BUTLER
NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWRY HOCSE.
CAPITAL STOCK 60,000.
WK. CAMPBELL. JAS. D. AWDEBSO*.
Prenident. Vice President.
W*. CAKPBELI., Jr., Caahier.
William Campbell, 3. W. Irwin,
Jas. D. Anderson, George Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Doe* A General Banking K Exchange business.
Interest paid on time deposits. Collections tusde
and prompt returns at low ratea of Exchange.
Gold Exchange and Ooveruraent Bonds bought
and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment
and otheraeenrities bought at fair rates. ta2o:ly
KB. K. K. CLARK. BOTH Bars, TT, HP, "la
MM mt KIDXET TltOt'BUU It BU ACTED llkca
cLaraa. It Ttr; M MMTRHIA
AAD It has aever FLIOED to act rfldent!;.'*
, C. M. •CTTOS, of DuHtaeton, »aj«, ".V» alJvcr
▼rat «A 4 ear* HEADACHE, aad all bdnaas attache"
KELSON FAiaCniLD, ot at. Vt., aar*.
"Stfaef prtedeMYalac. Afxflisten jcancfpcil
nfobffm Plica aad (Mlraw It amplatetr
C, B. II3CABOX, af Tterhthlre, M/i, "oat part
ayehasdoae w acta eaapUtd/ «aria«a
saver* liver aad KJdaejr Caawtalat."
IT HAB U/UV I)
BEfirsr, IT Tsmr. OXLY TTIAT
ACTA O.N mruvrn, BOVEUASDKIDS;TX
4TTHS IAUZ TIXE.
BtnaM It *lcaa«cj> the whole mymtem ofthr polaeo
•n hnrnara that otlK-m be
Jcaad!ee, EUtaey smd I riury '!•-
caoea,ar Rheamatiaja and I.ambaso, and whlrh la
women, dtaarder every funetlca aad hri.-G CM weak*
now aad dtwaie.
irytm wa-Tt 1O!K-well In aplteef yannrlf, (XTZIIt.
WET-WOKT. Itliadrr v««et »bl*; r.nj
One PMR'TA™ vjIIX IIIBVD TILX <[aart. I F
*effr at tike DHUWA
GOING WEST TO
SRIOULD GO VIA THE
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R, R.
4VTickets can be had at all offices where
WFLWF*rn. tiekata aft sold. apNMf
B. C. HUSELTON
Will continue to sell for the next THIRTY DAYS, his entire «toc-k of
BOOTS & SHOES
PRICES THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU!
Boots and Shoes have advanced 25 per cent., hut you will recollect no
advance on Boots and Shoes at B. C. HUSELTOX'S as long as this present
stock remains. Now is the time for BARGAINS. Do not put off baying,
but make vour purchases at once, as this stock is bein# rapidly closed out at
Tliesa Verv Low !
An enormous stock of Men's, Boys' and ouths' Kip and Calf Loots,
Women's, Misses* and Children's Kip and Calf Shoes. Old Ladies' Warm
Shoes a specialty. An elegant stock of Slippers for the Holidays. Large
stock Button and Side-Lace Shoes, all kinds. All of this stock is very prime,
and will warrant all jroods to be just as I represent them. I 'lon I nell Split
Leather for Chicarjo Kip. Customers can rely on buying, that no misrepre
sentations are allowed in my house. All kinds of
LEATHER mid PINDIIVOS.
kinds of repairing done at reasonable prices. Call and examine
stock and prices. ~
B. C. 111 HELTON.
BOOT 5 SHOE STORE,
I r\ I< » BLOCK,
Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa.
Has received his entire stock of I-'all and Winter
BOOTS and SHOES.
As I have an unusually large and attractive stock of BOOTS k SHOES j
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 i
by me, as I keep none but the best of workmen in my employ.
I also keep a largo sto< k of LEATHER and FINDINGS.
goods warranted as represented. A fi. ltU FF,
BARGAINS FORT DECEMBER IN
Dress Goods, Fors, Cloaks and Dolmans.
•ST'Owing to tl e fact that importers nurl nun- 1 Three cafes 4fi-!neh Fnneli Black Goodn, Ar
nfactnrers miust ir.ako preparations to show inures. Pi kint-, Cortls A.' ~ Irom H7},£ to 1 .■><). \
uion after tl.e firi-t (.f tlic iiinoming year,
stocks for early wholesale buyer*."as a cotise- jr (|(| itlncU < -I^lliiiorea
qneiice they are obliged to elose out their Fall J>w " •'«*« "* , •tSlllilvrCH,
an'l Winter im]iOitatioi:M end productionw to*, At - r, O, W, 75, OCc and 1 rcspcctiv'-ly, in
and with the l<>n.' contlaned mild weather, this 40 in 48 Inch good*, that are l»cliijf retailed at
>-fo<k on bund being liiger than usual. Iliey vthoh-rale priect, ni.d arciMrtrains unsurpaascd.
have had to offer c rrei-i 'nhngly larger re- We have wi.iih Uinck Cavbiuercs at
duction on choice !lI "l SM-lnch Hlack Cashmeres nt 25c,
DARK HEAVY DRESS PAEBICS "," t a . r " 1 l: ;!' ri< "r b . u i '^ u
above lots at All-v* <>o! r reneb troou«. at 50c to
HIGH COST* N'JVI'.I.TIKS 1 '*'• arft barjraina of more than usual interest to
In fact such redactions in some instances have ■''livers. ..... .... ,
been in»-tlv termed sacrifices. Havintr advan- Kxtra value lllacK Camels la.r and Silk
tageously availed ournelves of tlieee offerings "Varp ( a.«hiuere« and[Mourning Goods.
to an unusnallv Urge eitent. we are in position o'ack Striped rr,K,N SlI.Ka, at *1
to offer the lirce-t line of KKAL BARGAINS per yard*
IN DIIESS GOODK ever displayed in our Hto> o A L ir>;e Lot
Booms. Wo enumerate a few cases of i-pecial BLACK UIMCAIIE Sl!.lv-<,
'"one case 42-ii.Qh Novelties at 85c., retailed 1 ao'^r^''if projllJCn
One case 4C-incli at ft. retailed this at hilk : ls to V,M > l ,re ">' :,,ul *»lnb\*
One case 4G-incli Si'.k and Wool handsome J? ii' 1 " "*. , ) v ." ! " k Colored Brocade
Srrlpes and Novelties, assorted at ft.s '; 61 kM - • 1 "" f ' :<r > ,r<J
retailed thin tea.-ou i'.'.so. llt.A>:K DKK.-H HII.KS,
One case 21-inch B«tin Moiro Kolid Colored COI.OBKIJ feli.KS,
fitri|-e Suitingp, at bV/,3.. about half pri<e . At !>• ices la accordance wiih our well-known
Two caacs 'JI-.;ich ei'ia Une I reucl. AU-Wo:j| hmnll l>>;k ruii. '<t p.- Nt- m fi.V- to *» per yard,
SUoodah Ciotbs. at the .email ably low price of oI l i„. known
35c. per yard, m twelve choice shades, goods M ,, ~
that are cheap at 50c. at any tim>?. PIf.VIi.IC BhfOiCK
Two cases 42-inch choice noveltiee at 50c. per 11 ive we shown co I.irt:e 'i line of Ladies' and
yard, together with nn exceeding choice Mi...-.' Cloaks, .lackel? and Ir ians, from
Aniciicau Urts'i Goods from Hto 25c. per yard. $2.50 u;» to the tl neat Seal or silk Fur-lined
I.arge lot good iJark J'laids for ccrnuion liaruieuts and Circu'arn, of all light and
Sohool Ihresees, at He. and 10c. per vard. -j dark.
Flannels, Blankets, Ho.iieiy. Gloves, Winter Underwear, Fringes. Bntlons and S.lk Handker
chiefs and Mufilers, in large arsortment ! !
EOG-GS &C BUHL,
118 & 120 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY
DR. R.i WILSON'S PILLS.
We guarantee them u> euro
In every instance; also, lJyspepsla. de
runeemcnt of Htomach and Kowcl*,&c. If '
slightly indisposed, but one or two pill* are
toaflord almost Immediate re- 1
Itel It iiever falls. Once tried, you will
never do without them.
Falincatock Itros., Prop's., Plltsburgli.
If your druggist does not keep them, wo
will send one l»ox on the receipt of '£> cents,
or five boxes for one dollar, postage paid.
(iood Homes in Central Missouri
Can be obtained ou the best terms, thiougli the
Callaway County Immigration Kocietv.
For full particulars address ttie President,
WM. H. Tf|i;\lA-t,
octls-3m Fulton, Mo. !
will buy a one-halt interest iu a good bus- |
lue*a ill Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing about farming preferred. An liooect inau 1
with the abrvve amount will do well lo nddresa j
by letter, SMITH JOHNS, care 8. M Jamef,
93 Liberty street; Pitubhrgh, Pa. |au27-ly
A' 1. AJA per day at home Hamples worth
9*l 10 oi'' free. Address BTJNHOM A Co.,
Vorthftid. Maine. dee3-1y
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
(1. C. ROESSIXG, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMI'HKLL, THK.ASUKKK
11. C. IIEINKMAN, SECBETAKT.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Hclinboldt,
William Campbell, J. W. lluikhart,
A. Troutman, Jacob Si hocne,
f,. C. Roeasing, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. Irvin, Samuel Marshall,
J. W.Christy H. C. Helneiuan.
JAS, T, M'JUNKIN, Gen, A«'t-
A r (J II M
For mending Tin. Brass, Copper, I.ea<l
w * or Iron witln ut aci.l or Holderilig iron.
T Any lady or child can mend v.uh it.
PM Will send one sani|.ln Plato by mail ,
(with directions) that will cut
R inch square patches on receipt of '/'>
cents, H for #l. 10U for til). (Postage k
stamim received as cash.) AGKNIH
WANTED. Can cany one day's Stock f
yj in your pocket. Sales will yield 03 to
®l6fK;rday. Our ID page Illustrated ij
0A Catalogue of Chromo«, Jewelry, Nov- PBB
' L j eltics, Stationery, Ac., FBF.E J
T"\ CITY NOVELTY CO.,
i ! 11" South Kth St., Philadelphia, Pa. rP
Sr Meution this pajicr. L. J
A WEEK. 412 a day at home easily made.
'*s Costly Outfit free. Address Tbuk A Co.,
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IT, 1879.
JOHN E BYE US.
, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
! iny2l-ly] Bt.TI.ER, I A.
LAM) FOlv SALK.
Valuable Town Property
The undersigned wishes to sell the following
described property in the borough of Butler,
Butler comity; Pa.:
TWO LOTS. 20 feet front each, and running
h--ck 10 feet, located on Main street, adjoining
the Bockenstein prop rty.
SIX LOW fronting on Cunningham street,
20 feet each in front and running back 120 feet.
I will also cell the BRICK and FRAME build
ings ereciei on p-rt of the same pro;>eny from
which the above lota are tahen, together with
the ground on which tlioy stand.
AIHO—FIVE ACRES within the barongh of
Butler, on the old Mercer road, originally owned
bv Jamew M. I'redin E-i.
'AIso—FORTY ACRE-5 of coal land in Wash
ington township, originally c,-.vi:ed by Patrick
O'Conner. and near to the Shcnango Railroad
StaTFor terms apply to the undersigned, living
in Butler. I'ATRICK KEI.IA*.
Bv virtue o! an order and decree of the Or
phans,' Court of Butler county, to me directed.
I will offer for sale at public outcry on the prem
ise?, in WinSeld township. Butler county, on
Friday, Dec. 26th, 1879,
the farm latelv owned by Jjhn P >st. dee'd. con
taining one hundred ana six acres', more or leas,
bounded north by August Acre ot aL, east by
Oalbreath. south by Thomas Bickett et al. and
west by Casper Froeling ; mostly cleared aud
under cultivation; dwelling house, barn and
other outbuildings thereon.
TERMS—One-third in hand on confirmation
of sale, and the remainder in two equal annual
instalments. v,.th lawful internet, to be secured
bv bond and mortgage.
C \SPER FREELIN'O,
A good little farm of sacres of land in
Penn township, Butler county. Pa., is hereby
offered for sale. A pood house, with four
looms, cellar, etc.: good stabling and outbuild
ings : a good young orchard ; well watered, and
everything in good order on the farm : about 10
acres of good timber. Eavu on the l'lank road.
For further particulars inquire of Andrew
Barclav; owner, on the premises, or of his
agent," JOHN H. NEGLEY,
dec3-3t Butler: Pa.
For Sale—lron Furnace.
The greatest bargain ever offered in a Cold
Bla.-t Char Coil Iron Furnace, with Good Ma
chinery. about Thirty B.Hidings and 8,000 Acres
of Land covered with Good Timber, plenty of
Ore and Lime Stone, near Cumberland River in
Kentncky. 50 miles from the Ohio River The
Metal is No. 1 for Boiler Plates or Car Wheels,
and most of the laud excellent for farming, and
$30,000 will buy the whole property. Address
nov2C-lm 116 Smithdeld Ht.. Pittsburgh, Pa.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in the northeast comer of Middlesex town
ship, Butler conntv. Pa . is now offered for sale
low. Inquire of W. K. FRISBEE, on the prem
2.&80.800 ACRES LAND
Situated in and near the
UPPER ARKANSAS VALLEY, IN SOUTH
Atchisoa, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R.
II Years' Credit. 7 per e<nt. Interest.
Tie first payment at d .te of purchase Is one
tenth of the principal and seven percent, inter
est on the remainder. At the end of tiie first
and second year, only tin- Interest at (even per
cent, i# paid ; and Ihe third year, aud each year
thereafter, one tenth o: Uie principal, with
seven per cent, interest on the balai.ee, is paid
annually until ttie whole U paid.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount.
Two years' credit, 30 per cent, discount.
Cash purchase,:« 1-3 percent, di-count
The valley ol the Cpper Arkansas is justly
celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING find Ihe superior quaiitv of it" irrain
As a STOCK RAISING and WOOL-GROWING
country, it olle s advantages that cannot be ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild and reinarkablj healthy climate, with low
prices and easy terms, make up a total of in
ducements greater than is otlered anywhere else
on the continent of America.
F.<r lull particulars. Inquire of or address
V A SEYMOUR,
General Eastern I'assenfrer Agent,
my2l-lvl 410 Uroadway. N. Y.
19!) Main St, Bull do, N. Y.
sr. Having leased the Livery Stable
j. — — ~ formerly occupied by George
(Ik j Walter, in the rear of the Vo
fVk H geley House, Butler, Pa., and
ALL MY STOCK
to it. including Horse*. Carriages. Buggies, Ac.,
the public are solicited to give mo a call.
A! 1 my stock is in first-class older, and per- .
sons wishing to hire will bo accommodated on
the most reasonable terms and at the shortest
notice. [oe22-3ui| GEORGE BAUER.
Tin: OLD NTAXD
The public are respectfully informed that I
have now taken the entire possession of tbe
i ff.rmorlv known an Hickol A Co., on West Ctin
| ningbsm fctreet. Butler, J'a.
llorftCN ami Vehicle**
are all tirst-class and in good order. Punctual
attendance given to customers and others at all
The books of the firm of Bickel A Bauer are
with me for settlement.
aetiMMte HKNHY MODEL.
Livery, Feed and Sale
Cunningham St., near Hcinemau's Bookstore,
A 'argc number of first-class rltr* and safe
hone* always oi. hand. Horses led at reasona
ble rales. Horses bought and sold.
DAVID CUFFS, Pitoi-KIISTOR.
Persons desiring conveyance by the llum
can leive their orders at this stable.
IJ. n. COCIIRAX,
Livery, Sale, Feed and Exchange
Rear of Lowry House, - - BUTLER, PA.
Oi A QVy#Vl*2£!3 x, S3£
\ 1 l\ -JL GUNIa th* worl4
HamU, rtrtt, 11 o m »>«</•, ito-r «*»/>• «m«i
W«<* >l.O our ■Vl.l.rst'd Krtilurl.n
Hl/iv I"! 910. Warrant** or no »«««•• t«uU
forlUueUated Catalogue aud I'rice Ll.l. iu
JAMEj SOWN & 6ONO,
EaUrprlM Oun Work*. MS« A' 19H II owl Kt.,
ESTABLISH rn 181 H. PITThOI Kt- It. *M.
/-•/• a week in your own town. Teims and g
oUU outfit free. Addreas H. HALI.ITT 4 Co.,
Portland. MtiiM. dec3-lv
MARK TWA IX ON BABIES.
The following is Mark Twain's re
sponse to the toast ''Babies," at the
banquet of the Army of the Tennessee,
at Chicago, whieh was the humorous
event of the occasion. The fifteenth
ami last retrnlar toast was ' The Ba
bies—As they comfort us in our sor
rows, let us not forget them in our
festivities;" anil to this Samuel L.
Clemens responded. He said :
I like that. We have not all had the
good fortune to be ladies. We have
not all been Generals, or poets or
statesmen, but when the toast works
down to the babies, we stand ou com
mon ground [laughter] for we have all
I been babies. [Renewed laughter.] It
is a shame that for a thousand years
the world's banquets have utterly ig
nored the baby [laughter] a-* if it
didn't amount to anything. [Laugh
ter] If you will stop and think a
minute; if you will go back fifty or
one hundred years to your early mar
ried life [laughter] and reeontemplate
your first baby, you will remember
that he amounted to a good deal, and
even something over. [Roars] You
soldiers all know that when the little
fellow arrived at family headquarters
you had to hand in your resignation.
[Laughter.] He took entire command.
You became his lackey ; his mere body
servant, [laughter] and you had to
stand around, too. [Renewed laugh
ter.) He was not a commander who
made allowance for time, distance,
weather or anything else. [Convulsive
screams.] You had to execute his
order whether it was possible or not
[roars] and there was only one form of
marching in his manual of tactics, and
that was the double quick. [Shouts.]
He treated you with every sort of in
solence and disrespect, [laughter] and
the bravest of you didn't dare say a
word. [Great laughter.] You could
face the death storm of Donaldson and
Yicksburg, and gave back blow for
blow, but when he clawed your whis
kers, pulled your hair and twisted
your nose, you had to take it. [Roars.]
When the thunders of war were sound
ing in your ears you set your faces
toward the batteries and advanced
with steady tread, but when he turned
on the terrors of his war-whoop [laugh
ter] you advanced in the other direc
tion, and mighty glad of the chance,
too. [Renewed laughter.] When he
called for soothing syrup did you ven
ture to throw out any side remarks
about certain services being unbecom
ing an officer and a gentleman ? [Bois
terous laughter.] No, you got up and
got it. [Great laughter.] When he
ordered his "pap bottle," and it was
not warm, did you talk back? [Laugh
ter.] Not you. [Renewed laughter.]
You went to work and warmed it.
[Shouts.] You even descended so far
iu your mental office as to take a suck
at that warm, insipid stuff, [laughter]
just to see if it was right, three parts
water to one of milk, [tumultuous
laughter] a touch of sugar to modify
the colic, [laughter] and a drop of
peppermint to kill those immortal hic
coughs. -3P[Roars.] I can taste that
stuff. [Laughter.] And how many
things you learned as you went along.
Sentimental young folks still take stock
in that beautiful old saying* that when
the baby smiles it is because the angels
are whispering to him. Yery pretty,
but too thin; simply wind on the
stomach, my friends. [Shouts.] If
the baby proposes to take a walk at
his usual hour, two o'clock in the
morning, [laughter] didn't you rise up
promptly and remark, with a mental
addition, which would not improve a
Sunday School book much, [laughter]
that that was the very thing you were
about to propose yourself. [Great
roars.] Oh, you were under good dis
cipline, [laughter] and as you went
pattering up and down the room in an
undress uniform [laughter] you not
only prattled undignified baby-talk, but
even tuned up your martial voices and
tried to lung "Rock-a-by, Baby, in the
tree-top," for instance. [Great laugh
ter.] What a spectacle for an army of
the Tennessee! [laughter] and what
an affliction for the neighbors, too, for
it is not everybody within a mile
around that likes military music at
three o'clock in the morning. [Laugh
ter.] And when you had been keeping
this thing up two or three hours, and
your little velvet head intimated that
nothing suited him like exercise ami
noise, [laughter—"Go on"] what did
you do? You simply went on until
you dropped in the last ditch. [Laugh
ter.] The idea that a baby doesn't
amount to anything ! Why, the baby
is just a house and front yard full by
itself. [Laughter.] One baby can
fnrnish more business than you arid
your whole Interior Department can
attend to. [Laughter.] He is enter
prising, irrepressible, brim full of law
less activities. [Laughter ] Do what
you please, you can't make him stay
on the Reservation. [Great shouts.]
Sufficient unto the day is one lately.
[Laughter.] As long as you are iu
your right mind, don't you ever pray
for twins. [Laughter.] Mr. Clemens
is the father of a pair. Twins amount
to a permanent riot, [laughter] and
ain't any real difference between trip
lets and an insurrection. [Uproarous
shouts.] Yes, it was high time for a
toast to the masses to recognize the
importance of the babies. [Laughter.]
Think what is in store for the present
crop, fifty years from now. We shall
I all lie dead, I trust, [laughter] and
! then this flag, if it still survives, and
J let us hope it may, will be floating over
a Republic numbering 200,000,000
i souls, according to the settled laws of
j our increase. Our present schooner of
State [laughter] will have grown into
a political leviathan—a Great Eastern,
i The cradled babies of to-day will be
j on deck—let them be well trained, for
I we are going to leave a big contract
on their hands. (Laughter.) Among
j the three or four million cradles now
rocking in the land are some which
| this nation would preserve for ages as
saered things, if we could know which
ones they are. In one of these era
dies the unconscious Farragut of the
future is at this moment teething.
(Laughter.) Think of it, and putting
in a wort! of dead earnest, inarticulated
but perfctlv justifiable profanity over
j it. too. (Laughter.) In another the
tl ir _I
future-renowned astronomer is blinking
| at the shining, milky way with but a
: liquid interest—poor little chap—and
wondering what has become of that
other one they call the wet nurse.
In another the future great historian is
lying, and doubtless will continue to
lio (laughter) until his earthly mission
is ended. In another the future Presi
dent is busying himself with no pro
founder problem of State than what
the mischief has become of his hair so
early, (laughter) and iua mighty array
of other cradles there are now some
sixty thousand office seeker- getting
ready to furnish him occasion to grap
ple with the problem a second time ;
and in still one more eradle, somewhere
under the (lag. the future illustrious
Commander-in-Chief of the American
armies is so little burdened with his
approaching grandeurs and responsi
bilities as to be giving his whole
strategic mind at the moment to trying
to find out some way to get his big
toe into his mouth, (laughter) an
achievement which, meaning no disre
spect, the illustrious guest of this
evening turned his attention to some
fifty-six years ago, and if the child is
but the prophecy of the man there are
mighty few who will doubt that he
succeeded. (Laughter and applause )
TRAITS OF A NIMALS.
A bullfrog recently caught at West
chester when opened was found to
have swallowed a full-grown mouse.
A cat was sent by express, carefully
boxed, from Dansvillc to Rochester, a
distance of fifty miles. Not many
days afterward, tabby came walking
into her old home.
When a good housewife of Kirkaldy
went for a ham that had hung from
the rafters, it had a fair exterior, but it
was a perfect shell, skin and bone only
remaining to show its form, while the
rat after living so sumptuously, had
built a nest in the center, and was cap
A parrot belonging to Capt. Eichel
bcrji i?r, of Baltimore, was always pres
ent at family prayers. One morning
when in the garden, a hawk flew down
and seized the parrot, when it shrieked :
"Oh, Lord, save us! Oh. Lord, save
us!" which so frightened the hawk
that he dropped his prize.
At Priest's Hotel, on the road from
Calaveras Grove to the Yosemite, is a
dog who one hour before the arrival of
the stage goes leisurely down the road
to meet it, then bounds back to the
poultry yard, catches chickens, bites
their heads off, and takes them to the
cook. He takes one chicken for each
gentleman in the stage, never making
An expert in antique coins in Paris
is a poodle. The money being placed
upon a table the dog is introduced,
and after nosing among them will
knock off the table all the bad pieces
with his paw. After acquiring great
fame it was found the whole thing was
a trick. His master took care to han
dle only the bogus coins, and the
poodle's decisions were arrived at by
faculty of scent.
A wandering "chippy" was picked
up by a St. Louis lady and placed in the
cage with her canary. In the morn
ing it was released, and then the
canary mourned as if it had lost its
mate. In the evening the chippy re
turned, j and was allowed to nestle on
the cage, when the canary struck up
one of the liveliest notes and seemed
gratified. This was repeated for three
days. Then chippy failed to return.
The canary drooped and soon died.
An enormous eagle in Georgia,
swept down upon two little girls aged
3 and 5 year.*, throwing them to the
ground. It buried its talons in the
face and arm of the elder and attempted
to carry off the child, but was pre
vented by her struggles. A little
brother 7 years of age came to her as
sistance with a carving knife, slash
ing the eagle's legs, when it turned
upon the bov, who was soon released
by the appearance of Joe Betzler, a
neighbor, upon the scene, who shot
and killed the bird. It measured seven
feet from tip to tip of wing
A spider is a glutton, as was evinc
ed by an experiment recently made.
A gentleman arose at daybreak and
supplied a spider, who had an exten
sive web, with a fly. This was at
5:55 o'clock, a. nv, in September. The
spider was then feeding on an earwig.
He came for the fly, rolled him up,
and returned to his first course. At T
o'clock his earwig was demolished, and
the flv at 8 o'clock. At !» o'clock he
gave it a daddy-long-legs, which he
ate at noon. At 1 he greedily seized
[a blow fly, ami during the day he
counted I'2o green flies, or midgets, all
dead and fast in his net.
WHAT WE ARE DOING.
[Ainerii-un Manufacturer and Iron World. 1
Probably never in the history of the
world have mechanical invention and
scientific discovery been brought to
!>ear so universally and effectually to
cheapen and improve the products of
industry as in the past ten years. Es
pecially has this been the ease in this
country, until, with our manifold labor
saving appliances, we have been ena
bled to place our wares in all the lead
ing markets of the world, competing
favorably with the poorly-paid ami
cheap hand-labor of the older countries.
The iron and steel industries are won
derful examples of the progress lpade,
every step, from taking the ores from
the mine to tin- finished product in tool
i r machine, being cheapened by labor
saving inventions ; while science comes
in to utilize what was formerly con
sidered worthless and magnify results
in increased values. *
Wast furnaces now turn out double
the product of former years without
increasing the size, and from many
parts of the country we have been
told that iron was made at from sll to
sl4 per ton. Considering these facts,
and the facilities now known of util
izing our abundant lean and cold short
ores, many of our conservative and
solid manufactures look with alarm
upon the persistent efforts of some of
our dealers to "talk up" prices and
urge a yet greater advance. If pig
iron can be made for sl4 per ton, or
even at $1«, it is thought that it would
bo best for the interests of trade that
the prices ruling for the pa?t few weeks
should not continue. The price of
iron, like the price of bread, touches
vitally so many industrial interests of
the world that an advance of from 75
to over 100 per cent., in the face of
great reductions in the eost. cannot
but react in disaster.
INGERSOL L'S RESPONSE.
"The Volunteer Soldiers of the
Union Army" was a toast at the Grant
banquet in Chicago. It was responded
to by Col. lugersoll as follows: They
were the defenders of humanity, the
destroyers of prejudice, the breakers of
chains, and. in the name of the future,
slew the monster of the time. They fin
ished what the soldiers of the Revolu
tion commenced. They have relit the
torch that fell from their august hands
and filled the world again with light.
They blotted out from our statute-books
the laws passed by hypocrites at the
instigation of robbers [loud applause],
and tore with brave and indignant
hands from the Constitution of the
United States that infamous clause
that made men catchers of their fellow
men. [Applause.] They made it possi
ble for judges to be just, for statesmen
to be humane, and for politicians to be
honest. They broke the shackles from
the limbs of slaves, from the souls of
masters, and from the Northern brain.
They kept our country on the map of
the world, and our Hag in Heaven.
[Applause.] They rolled the stone
from the sepulchre of progress, and
found there two angels clad in shining
garments—Nationality and Liberty.
The soldiers were the saviors of the
Republic; they were the liberators of
men. In writing the Proclamation of
Emancipation, Lincoln, greatest of our
mighty dead, whose memory is as
gentle as a summer air when reapers
sing amid gathered sheaves, copied
with the pen what the grand hands of
brave comrades had written with their
swords [Applause.] Grander than the
Greek, nobler than the Roman, the
soldiers of the Republic, with patriot
ism as careless as the air, fought for
the rights of others, for the nobility of
labor, and battled that a mother might
own her child, that arrogant idleness
should uot scar the back of patient toil,
and that our country should not be a
many-headed monster made of warring
States, but a nation sovereign, grand
and free. [Applause.] Blood was water,
money was leaves, and life was only
common air, until one Hag floated over
one Republic, without a master and
without a slave. And then was asked
the question, "Will a free people vol
untarily tax themselves to pay a na
tion's debt?" The soldiers went home
to their waiting wives, to their glad
children, and to the girls they loved.
They went back to the fields, the
shops, the mines. They had not been
demoralized. Thev had not been en
nobled. [Cheers.] Mocking at reverses,
laughing at poverty, they made a friend
of toil. They said, "We saved the na
tion's life, and what is life without
honor ?" They wo.k and wrought,
with all of labor's royal sons, that ev
ery pledge the nation made might be re
deemed. And their great leader, hav
ing put a shining bond of friendship, a
girdle of clasped and loving hands
around the glolx;, came home to find,
and finds, that every promise mado in
war has now the ring and gleam of
gold. [Enthusiastic cheers.]
There is another question still. W ill
all the wounds of war be healed? 1 an
swer, yes. The Southern people must
submit. Not to the dictation of the
North, but to a nation's will and a ver
dict of mankind. [Great applause.]
They were wrong, and the time will
come when they will say that the peo
ple are the victors who have been van
quished by the right. Freedom con
quered them and freedom will cultivate
their fields, will educate their children,
will weave robes of wealth, will ex
ecute the laws and fill their land with
happy homes. [Applause] The
soldiers of the Uniou saved the South
as well as the North. They gave us a
Nation. They gave us liberty here,
and their grand victories have made
tyranny the world over as insecure as
snow upon the lips of volcanoes. [Ap
And now let us drink to the volun
teers, to those who sleep in unknown
and sunken graves, whose names are
known only to the hearts they loved
aud left, of those who oft in happy
dreams can see the footsteps of return.
Let us drink to those who died where
lifeless famine mocked at want. Let
us drink to the maimed whose scars
give modesty a tongue. Let us drink
to those who dared and gave to chance
the care and keeping of their lives.
Let us drink to all the living and to
all the dead—to Sherman, and to
Sheridan, and to Grant, the laureled
soldiers of this world, aikl last to Lin
coln, whose loving life, lik'; a bow of
peace, spans aud arches all the clouds
WHO PAYS THE COSTS *
At every term of Court speculation is
indulged in as to "who pays the cost'' in
actions at law. The following will give
the desired information:
In the following cases the county is
not liable to costs:
1. If the grand jury return a bill "ig
noramus"' in a case other than felony,
and order the prosecutor to pay the
costs, and the prosecutor having been
sentenced to pay them, is committed,
and then discharged according to law,
without having paid them, the county
is not liable to costs.
2. Nor is the county liable if a bill
ltc founil "a true bill," and the defend
ant having been tried and acquitted,
and ordered by the |>etit jury to pay
them, and is committed and discharged
according to law, the costs not being
3. Nor if the defendant is acquitted
and the prosecutor is ordered by the
petit jury to pay the costs, who after
being sentenced by the court to pay
them, is committed and discharged ac
cording to law, the costs being unpaid.
4. Where a defendant indicted for a
misdemeanor is acquitted by the petit
jury, and the jury drk** not detero)irfe
One square, on* inrertioo, f 1 • each mhn
qneut insertion, SO cents. Yearly adrertieetnenis
exceeding one-fourth of ft column, #6 per inch.
Figure work double theee ratee;
charges where weekly or monthly changes are
int'le. Local advertisement* 10 eeate per hue
for first insertion, and S cent* per line for each
additional insertion. Msmages and deaths pub
lished free of charge. Obituary notice* charred
as advertisements, and payable when handedm
Audit oru' Notice*, $4 ; Executor*' and Admini*
tr&tora' Noticee. *3 each; Kstray, Oaatioo uii>
Dissolution Noticee, not exceeding ten linte.
From the fact that the Crnzra is the oldee'
established and moot extensively circulated Re
Eublican newspaper in Butler county, (it ttepub
can county J it must be apparent to buainee*
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their busiueee.
whether the county, the prosecutor or
the defendant shall pay the cost Of
prosecution, as they are required to cfu
by the act of Bth ef December, 1804,
the costs are not to be paid by th«
5. Where an indictment has been re
turned "a true bill," the prosecuting
attorney cannot enter nolle prosequi
without the consent of the court and
charge the county with the costs of
In the following cases the county is
liable to pay the costs:
1. Where a defendant is convicted
by a jury and is legally discharged
without having paid tho costs.
2. When in a case of surety of the
peace the court directs the county to
pay the costs.
3. When the grand jury igftore a
bill and direct the county to pay the
costs and when the petit jury acquit
the defendant and direct the county to
pay the costs.
4. In the case of felony, when the
grand jury ignore the bill, and, when
the defendant is acquitted by the petit
o. In all cases where the defendant is
found guilty and sentenced to pay a
fine and costs of prosecution, or give
security to pay the same within ten
days or go to jail, and defendant goes
to jail and comes out under the bond
act, the county is liable.
LETTER FROM SCHWARTZ.
PABKER, Dec. stb, ,1879.
Messrs. Editors —A friend has for
warded me a copy of the Butler Eagle
dated Nov. 26, in which is a marked
article from Cherry township, dated
Nov. 7, by one "Timothy Tugraiitton,"
being an attempt at a comment on an
article from me in your columns of
my trip through Butler county. I say
'•an attempt to comment" and a very
poor one at that, as the writer exposes
his ignorance and stupidity in more
ways Than one. First, he spells my
nom de plume wrong every time; will
forgive him for that, as he perhaps
cannot spell anything longer correct.
He raves incessantly about "Dixmont,"
"tramps," "crazy people," which I can
only account for on the purely philo
sophic principle, that a "burned child
dreads fire," and "insane people see
many terrors." "Timmy" has been
there himself, consequently knows full
well how it goes. He thinks I lived
on acorns and chestnuts while out
there. Well, he is mistaken. I bad
lots of good wholesome hash, chicken
and turkey, bread, pies, cakes, pud
dings, pickles, Ac, to the full. The
friends where I stopped had plenty,
had good things, too, and gave freely
of what they possessed. The only
danger was eating too much. I saw
many, but did not see "Tim," or if I
did I failed to recognize him, or I
would have made a capture for the
benefit of Barnum. 11c says that
"some of the folks I spoke of are Over
seers of the Poor and authorized by
law to arrest tramps, Ac., and have
them cared for." I must conclude one
of two things, either he is a very poor
judge, or they are very derelict in their
duty, and the latcer is not presumable,
as there would have been "money in
it." "They have made arrangements
with the proper officers to arrest me,
&c.," "next time Igo out." Well, I
am going soon, and if they me
sooner tell them to come and get me.
Again, about the date of my letter,
the liverymen of Parker'had the police
out in Cherry- township on the hunt
of a man named "Swartz." Does he
know he lies? at least Chief of Police,
W. P. Barr, says so. He told me so
to-day. They never wanted any such
person, in that place or arty other.
"Tim" is raving again. He doubtless
refers to the visits of the Butler Sheriff
and constabulary about six or seven
weeks earlier, on the hunt of nearly
the whole of Cherry township and a
few outsiders to appear in proper per
son before His Honor, Judge Bred in,
aud, generally, they went, toq, for I
saw them in Butler by the, dozen. „
Next, he proceeds to eulogffce Mr.
Blnvk's boys, all except a "Black
sheep'.' of that flock, at present in or
near Parker, who is running a well on
his own gas and, he intimates, etarv
iug or near it. Well, let me say that
"black sheep" is all O K-; is making
an honest living for himself and family;
has a few cents in ready money, and
would to-day have more if some of the
Cherry township citizens would pay
their honest debts, as he has account*
against a few of them that he will sell
for thirty cents on the dollar, "on time"
and without interest, to a reliable
party. Further, I don't tramp; pay
all honest debts as fast as presented;
don't charge anything for advice ; don't
feel bad if it is not taken. Also, I
pity poor Timothy T from the
soles of my boots. 1 will gamble
cents to j>earl buttons that he is u
Democrat; that he is, or some of his
friends have been, in an insane asylum
someplace or, at least, should tie. His
best hold at present is to keep still
and not expose himself any more;
think of the past, aud prepare fbr the
future, and by the time they cau "run
and support" a Sunday School in that
corner, he may get a few ideas fordbd
on him that will show him what an
asinine creature he has been in the past.
As Josh Billings would say,
"His muchly," SCHWARTZ.
P. S. —l will give one dollar for his
original manuscript copy intact, ft ia
doubtless a literary curiosity.
AMONG the many scattering votes at
the late New York State election was
one in Syracuse reading thus: "For Gov•
enor, The Devil." It has been said of
many men that they would vote for the
devil, if regularly nominated; this is,
|»erhaps, the first case of actually-voting
JUIKIK JENKH has refused to hear %
motion for the further postponement of
the case of the Commonwealth against
the Standard Oil Coqjpany now pood,
ing in Clarion, and it will 1m called ufa
Monday, December 15th. ft is iiigfe *
time to make an end of that.
—Love is lowliness; on tbe w«d»
ding rirjg *ptrV« ao >rwel.