Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 28, 1880, Image 1

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Boot and Shoe Store
John Bickel,
The largest and most complete stock of Goods ever brought
to Butler is now being opened by me at my store. It comprises
Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers,
Misses' & Children's Shoes,
in great variety. All these Goods were purchased for CASH
in the Eastern markets, and therefore I can sell them at the
Old Prices, and
Lines of Philadelphia, New York and Boston Goods embrace
my stcck, and customers can take their choice.
I Mean What I ©ay:
All can call and see for themselves. The best of satisfaction
will be given for CASH.
of Goods in my store cannot be excelled by any other house in
the county, for proof of which a personal inspection is all that is
Leather and Findings
at Pittsburgh prices. Shoemakers should corne and purchase if
they wish to obtain material cheap.
(Bntler Time.)
Trains leave Kntlcr for 81. Joe, Millerstown,
Kunis City, Petrolin, Parker, etc., at 7.25 ®. in.,
aud 2.05 and 7.20 p. in. (tk-.o below tor cou
nectlone with A. V R. K.J
Traiua arrive at Bntler from tbe above named
points at 7.'5 a. m., and 1.55, and 6.55 p. m.
The 1.96 train connects with tralu on the West
Peun rmd '.lirough to PitUbnrgh.
Trains leave Milliard's Mill, Butler county,
for Harrtorille, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. iu.
and 12.20 r.nd 2.30 p. ra.
Stages leare Petrolia at 5.80 a. m. for 7-40
tmln, and at 10.00 a. m. tor 12 20 tram.
Hetnm stapes leave Ililliard on arrival of
trains at 10.27 a, iu. and 1.50 p. in.
Stage leaves Martlusburg *t (1.30 for 12.30
r. * w. R. R. (Narow Gauge.)
Tbe morning train leaves Zelienople at C 11
Harmony 6.16 and Evausbarg at 6.3 a, arriving
Rt Etna Station at 8.20, and Allegheny at 9.01.
The afternoon train leaves Zeiienop'e at 1.26.
Harmony 1.31, Evansbnrg 1.53, arriving at
Etna Station at 4-11 and Allegheny at 4.46.
By gf-ttlng oil nt Sbarpsbnrg station and
crossing the bridge to tbe A. V. R. K., passen
gers on thu morning train can reach tbe Union
depot at 9 o'clock.
Trains connecting at Etna Station with this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 and 9.31 a. m. and
3.41 p. ra.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Tiine.)
Market at 5.11 a. in., goes through to Alle
gheny, nrriviug at 9.01 a. m. This train con
r.eets at Freeport with Freeport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
railroad time.
Expreii at 7.21 a. m., connecting at Bulier
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.26 with
Exp.ets west, arriving In Allegheny at ».5S
a. in., and Express east arriving at Blairsville
at 11 00 a. m. railroad time.
Mail at 2.86 p. ra., connecting at Butler Junc
tionwithout charge ol curs, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. in., and Ex
press cast arriving at Blairsville Intersection
at li.lo p. m. railroad time, which connects with
Philadelphia Kxprcus east, when on time.
Sunday Erprett at 8.25 p. ra., goes through
to Allegheny, arriving at 6.06 p. m.
The 7.21 a. in. train connects at Blairsville
at 11.05 a. m. with the Mail east, and the 2.36
p. m. train at 6.5 V with the Philadelphia Ex
pros? east.
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn K. R. at
9.51 a. ra., 5.06 aud 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 nrrives
st Buile- at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
lor Parker.
Main I.ine.
Tlirouzh trains leave Pittsburgh for the Ear',
at 2.56 and 8.26 a. ra. and 18 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 and 7.20
p. m. and 3.00, 7 0 and 7.40 a. m.; at Baltimore
ahont the same time, «t New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a half
hours later.
my2l-lyl BUTLER. PA.
OM WALDRON. Graduate ol tbe Phil-
H adelphla Dental Col lege. Is prepared
• 11 •to do anything in the line of bis
profession In a satisfactory manner.
Ofllce on Main street, Bntler, Union block,
111" stairs, upll
<< \ tft £ P* r d *y home Samples worth
y" *5 free. Address STTHMCN & Co..
Portland. Maine. dec3-1v
n, * deinß7 ,T * 70 page catalogue
ofJl/U fr buckzxu NOVELTY CO.,
V [o6-otaj Vxxcirmrt, o«#>.
VOL. xvir.
Valuable Farm for Sale.
The undersigned offer* at private sale the
farm lately owned by Rol<ert Gilleland, dec'(J,
late of Middlesex township, containing
102 A wen.
more or less, with'a two-story brick bonne and
bank barn, bay house wagon shed and otber
outbuilding/ 1 . Two good orchards thereon. 1311
acres cleared, balance in good timber, easy of ;
access, by atout ot>e-ha!f milo from Butler and
Pittsburgh plank road and miles from new
narrow-gauge railroad, is well improved and in .
good condition, and iu well adapted for dairy
purposes. For terms applv to
decUtf] Bakerstown, Allegheny Co., la.
For teale.
Tbe well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in the northeast corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county, Pa , is now olTered for sale,
low. Inquire of W. K. FItISBEE, on tho prem- ;
ises. aplGtf j
2.1)00,0(10 ACRES LVNII
Situated in and near the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R.
11 Yenrs' Credit. 7 per cent. Interest
Tie first payment at d itc of purchase Is one
tenlh of the principal and seven percent, inter
est on tbe remainder. At the end of the first j
and second year, only the Interest at feven per |
cent, is paid ; and the thiid year, and each year ;
thereafter, one tenth ot the priucipul. with j
seven per cent. Interest on the balar.ee, Is paid '
annually until trie whole ij piid.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount.
Two years' credit, per cent, discount.
Cash purchase, 33 13 percent, discount '
The valley of the Upper Arkansas is justly
celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING nnd the superior quality ol It* L'min
country, it nitcis advantages that cannot Ik; ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild aud remarkably healthy climate, with low ,
prices nnd easy terms, make up a total ol In
duceir en t s greater than Is ottered anywhere else
on the continent of America.
For lull particulars, inquire of or address
General Eastern Passtnjrer Aircnt,
my2l-ly] 410 Broadway. N. Y.
100 Main St, Buttnlo, N. Y.
WM. CASH-BILL, JAS. D. Andlrsox,
President. Vice President.
I WM. CAMPBELL, Jr., Cashier.
, William Campbell, J. w. Irwin,
.lu. D. Anderson. George Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Does a General Banking A Exchange business.
Interest paid on time deposits. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange.
1 i Gold Exchange and Government Bonds taught
; and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment
. > vuiottiprpeaaFitfrfc »t f*ij ntffee. I*aD:ly
In a receDt nun>ber of the New Or
loans Picaijune appear? a statemen'
purporting to come from Cnpt. Ed ware
P Porhetry, now a street contractu]
in New Orleans, in which is detailcc
some of the incidents relative to tlit
capture and killing of J. Wilkes Booth
the assassin of President Lincoln.
There are many glaring inaccuracies in
the article, so many statements that arc
not substantiated by facts and by the
records of the War Department, that
we have obtained a history of the ox
citing event from the lips of Lieutenant
L. 13. Baker, now a clerk iu the Audi
tor General's ofiice, but who had com
mand of the party which captured the
m urderer.
At the time when Booth shot Presi
dent Lincoln, April 14, IStia, in Ford's
Theatre, George L. C. Baker, Chief of
the detective force of the War Depart
ment, and Lieutenant Baker were in
New York City looking after bounty
jumpers. Secretary Stanton telegraphed
these two officers to come to Washing
ton immediately. They arrived in
Washington the morning of the third
day after the terrible deed was com
mitted. Cavalry had scoured the
country in every direction for miles
around" Washington, and telegrams
were sent over all the lines. Gen.
Baker gained all the information he
could in regard to the route Booth and
his accomplices would probably take,
and concluded that they would go
down the Potomac, taking in Surrats
ville, cross the river, and make their
way to Richmond. He sent a tele
graph operator and a detective down
the river by boat to Port Tobacco and
vicinity, with orders to tap the wires
and let him know if there was any
trace of the escaping fugitives. Near
G'happelle Point the detective found a
negro whom he brought to Washington,
and who stated that he was positive
he saw Booth and Harold, whom he
knew well, cross the river in a fishing
boat. At first the General discredited
his statement, but on showing him
several likenesses of the assassin and
others, the colored man pointed out
Booth and Harold as the men whom
he saw.
An escort of twenty-five cavalry
men, under Gen. Dorherty, were placed
at Lieut. Baker's command, who had
orders to '"bring Booth, dead or alive."
At the request of Lieut. Baker, Lieut.
Col. E. J. Conger, a brother of Con
gressman O. D. Conger, an experienced
calvary officer, who had just been mus
tered out of the United States service,
was added to the party. Col. Conger
had raided the country in every (liree
tion, and was valuable on account of
his familiarity with the roads and for
his undaunted courage and bravery.
The party went on board the tug John
S. Ide, and steamed down to Belle
Plain, near the mouth of Aequia
Creek. They landed about 10 o'clock
at night aud commenced the search
Lieut. Baker aud Col. Conger would
leave the escort at a short distance
behind them, and call at the various
farm houses, pretending to belong to
Booth's party, but from whom thov
had been separated in crossing the
river. They found very many sympa
thizers who were ready to aid them,
but could find 110 one who had seen
Booth. The night was spent iu mak
ing such inquiries. The next morning
the party left the Fredericksburg road,
where they had been searching, and
turned their horses' heads across the
country toward the Rappahannock, and
about noon reached the river at Port
Conway. The horses being jaded and
the men exhausted, a rest was made
here and most of the men went to
Lieut. Baker told Col. Conger that
he would ride down the river to the
ferry, about half a mile away, tad see
what he could find. Accompanied by
an orderly, be rode to the ferry, where
he met a fisherman by the name of
Rollins. The Lieutenant ask"d him if
a party of men. one of them lame, (for
Booth had broken his leg in jumping
from the theatre box to the stage), had
crossed the river within 11 day or two?
Rollins said there had, the day before,
and on being shown the likenesses of
Booth and Harold, he at oncg recog
nized them. Lieut. Baker immediately
sent the orderly to Col. Conger, asking
him to bring the escort to the ferry at
once. The ferry boat was a crazy
affair, and the-afternoon was consumed
in getting the men and horses across
the river. Rollins pretended to IKS a
Union man, and was willing to go as a
guide, but feared persecution from his
neighbors unless put under arrest.
This was done. Rollins said that
Booth' was accompanied by a Capt.
Jett, one of Mosby's command, who
recently went to Bowling Given, about
eighteen miles distant, to see his sweet
heart. Her parents kept a hotel, and
he thought the whole party had gone
there Just about dusk the party set
out for Bowling Green. They had not
gone far before they discovered two
men, mounted c-n horses, at the fork of
the Fredericksburg and Bowling Green
roads, who seenieu to be watching the
movements of the party. Lieut. Baker
and Col. Conger gave chase, and the
latter, being mounted on a swift horse,
gained so rapidly on tin- pursued that
they turned their horses into the tim
ber nnd escaped. One of these horse
men proved afterward to be Harold,
the place of pursuit being only one
and a half miles from the Garret place,
where Booth was then secreted. Bow
ling Green was reached about mid
| night, when the party dismounted and
surrounded the hotel where Jett's
sweetheart was supposed to reside.
She was there, and so was Jett, but
Booth and his accomplices were not to
When the building was surrounded
and every avenue of escape was
guarded, Lieut. Baker rapped on the
hall door with the butt of his pistol.
The mother and daughter soon ap
peared with the light, and informed
them that there was no one in tho
house except her son and a friend of
| hißj Capt. Jett. Lieut. Baker and Co!,
j Conger requested to be shown to their
| room, where they found tlieni asleep.
On being aroused, Jett said : "What
do you want with us ?" Conger said:
I "W« nx»w kpow all eWut you. Vou
/. piloted Booth across the river, and you
; know where he is." Jctt told them
r- they were mistaken in their man, and
it ' denied knowing anything about Booth
d The sight of two navy j - vol vers and
ir the threat that he must tell or die,
d convinced him that it was foolhardy
e ,to longer delay information, and he
1, [ said : "Gentlemen, upon nn word and
1. | honor i will tell you all about it if you
n will promise to shield me from all com
e plicity in the matter." The promise
e I was made. Then Jett said : "I fear
t j you have frightened Booth off, for you
passed near the plantation where I
t j left him, which is only a few miles
i- (.from the ferry you crossed. But I will
1- show you the Garrett place, wbere I
e left him." Jett's hor.- was a model
animal, built for endurance and speed.
- I Lieut. Baker was fearful that Jett
s I might escape if he got any advantage
f in start, and two of the men were
- ordered to ride near him, and if he
1 attempted to escape to "shoot him
- without halting." The whole party
1 then took the back track for the Gar
- rett plantation. The jaded horses
1 were urged to their best speed, and at
1 three o'clock the next morning they
- arrived at a gateway which Jett said
1 led the way to the Garrett residence.
? The night was dark, hut the entrance
* to the lane was visible. The house
. was about twenty rods from the en
i trance. Jett also said there was an
-1 other gate about half way to the house.
, The plan was to surround the house
» as quickly as possible, so as to prevent
• any possibility of escape. Lieut. Baker
" went to the second gate, opened it, and
■ then gave the signal for the charge.
1 The dash was made through the
I lane in short order, and the house sur
rounded. Lieut. Baker dismounted,
went 011 to the piazza and thundered
at the door. Then old man Garrett
threw up a window near and asked
in a frightened tone, "What is the mat
ter ?" Lieut. Baker seized him by the
arm, and ordered him to unfasten the
door and strike a light. This he did.
and the Lieutenant entered the hall.
Mr. Garrett soon appeared with a tal
low candle. The Lieutenant took the
candle and asked : Where are th 3 men
who are stopping with you?" The
old man was very much excited, and
he stammered out that "they went to
the woods when the cavalry went by."
The Lieutenant said : "Don't you tell
me that again ; they are here." The
sight of a pistol brought young Gar
rett to the front, who said:
"Don't injure father and I'll tell you
all about it; they are in the liarn."
About this time Col. Conger came
into the hall. Lieut. Ibiker took young
Garrett by the collar and led him out
011 the piazza, while Conger formed
:he men to surround the barn. The
Lieutenant then ordered Garrett to
cad the way. Before reaching the
barn Garrett said:
"I have forgotten the key, but my
orother has it, who is sleeping in the
corn crib. We would not let those
men sleep in the house, and were afraid
they would steal our horses and get
The brother soon appeared with the
key and delivered it to Lieut. Baker.
The barn was then surrounded, and
Lieut. Baker unlocked the door. Up
to this time Booth and Harold seemed
to be asleep. Col. Conger came up,
iiid a rustling was heard inside the
building as if the inmates were rous
ing up front sleep. Lieut. Baker said
to Conger, "Garrett mtisi go in, de
mand their surrender, and bring out
their arms." To this Conger assented,
but Garrett was reluctant to obey,
"They are desperate fellows, and
armed to the teeth."
Lieut. Baker seized him, opened the
door, shoved him in, and then closed
the door. The Lieutenant bailed the
assassins and said :
"We send this young man, in whose
custody we find you, and you must
surrender your arms to him, or we
shall set fire to the barn, and have a
bonfire and a shooting match."
A low conversation took place in
side the building, and Booth was heard
to say to Garrett :
"D 11 you! you have betrayed
me ; get out of here, or I will shoot
(iarrett came back to the door and
"Let me out, Captain. I will do
anything for you, but I can't risk my
life here."
The door was opened, Garrett carao
out with a bound, and the door was
again closed. Lieut. Baker had the
light in hand, and young (iarrett said:
"If you don't put out that light he
will shoot everyone of 3011." The
light was placed at a short distance
from the door, but so as to light the
whole front of the building, which had
been once used as a tobacco house.
The light was necessary in case the
assassins should make a break for the
door and get out. The soldiers were
dismounted, but refused to stand in the
light, and they were allowed to seek a
safer position. Lieut. Baker again
demanded their surrender. Booth re
plied, in a clear, ringing tone, "Captain,
' there is a man here who wishes to
surrender very much." At the same
time a conversation took place within,
; and Booth was heard to sav to Harold:
D n you, leave me, will you Go,
- I don't wish you to stay and in a
, | few moments Harold rapped at the
1 I door, saying:
, J "Let me out; 1 know nothing of
- this man."
- | Lieut. Baker said, "15ring out the
1 ! arms and you can come." He replied,
sI "I have no arms." The Lieutenant
. i said, "You have a carbine and pistol;
t ■ bring them out and we will let you
) . out." Booth then said, "He has no
! arms; they are mine, and I shall keep
1 | them."
3 j While this parleying was going on,
3 ! Col. Conger was doing all in his power
. 1 to keep the meu aroused and on the
- alert, for they bad become so exhausted
1 1 with their ride of two days and two
a ' nights, without rest and with but one
f meal, that it was almost impossible to
. ! keep them awake. Strict orders were
r given not to fire, as it would endanger
the lives of the men who were sur
t rounding the building. Harold begged
: and entreated in the most piteous man
i L aVr to Ijp let uut, and the Lfauteuant
ordered him to put his hands out of the
door, which was partly ajar. He
stuck his hinds out, the Lieutenant
caught hold of them, palled him out
and immediately closed the door. Har
old was turned over to two soldiers.
He kept making assertions that he
knew nothing about Booth, and Col.
Conger threatened to tie him and gag
him if he did not stop his noise. This
had a quieting effect. It had been
decided to fire the building, so that
Booth would be driven to the small
door, where it was thought, he could
be easily captured.
Another parley ensued. Lieutenant
Baker again made the demand for his
surrender. Booth said, "Who are you,
and what do you want of me? It
may be that I am being taken by my
friends." The Lieutenant said: ''That
makes no difference, we know who you
are, and want you. We have fifty
men, rrnud with carbines and pistols,
around the barn and you cannot escape. - '
After a pause, he said: "Captain, this
is a hard case, 1 swear, (jive a lame
man a chance. Draw up your men
twenty yards from the door, and I will
fight your whole command." The
Lieutenant replied : "We did not come
to fight, but came to take you, and you
had better surrender." Booth replied,
' Give me a little time to consider."
The Lieutenant said, "Very well, take
time, you can have five minutes." He
was heard to come toward the door, or
near the door. As he came he said :
"Captain. I believe you are an honora
ble and brave man. I have had a half
dozen opportunities to shoot you, and
have a liead drawn on you now, but
don't wish to do it. Withdraw your
forces a hundred yards from the door,
and 1 will come out. Give me a chance
for my life, Captain, for I will not be
taken alive." Lieut. Baker said: "We
have waited long enough. Now come
out. or we will fire the barn." Col.
Conger then said: "We had better fire
the barnand to this Lieut. Baker
gave his consent. Booth said in his
peculiar strange tone, "Well, my brave
boys, prepare a stretcher for me, then."
After a pause of about half a minute
lie was heard to say, "One more stain
011 the glorious old banner."
Just as he ceased speaking, Col.
Conger applied a match to some hay
which he drew through a crevice, and
in an instant the inside of the building
was a blaze of light. The Lieutenant
then opened the door to give him a
chance to come out, and from his posi
tion on the outside could see every
movement made bv Booth. Ho seemed
to lie leaning against the hay now,
supported by his crutches, with his
carbine in hand. He sprang forward
toward the fire with the seeming inten
tion of shooting the man who touched
the match. But the intense light in
side the building prevented him from
seeing objects in the darkness without.
He then turned and with the aid of
one crutch came rapidly in the direction
of the door, but halted aliout the centre
of the floor. Here lie drew himself up
in his full height, and seemed to take a
survey of the terrible situation. He
looked first at the roaring flames, arid
then his glaring eyes rested on the
open door. He resembled an infuriated
wild beast at bay. .\ cloud of -moke
rolled to the roof, swept across the
room, then came down to till* floor 011
the other side, and he appeared to be
standing in an arch of fire ami smoke,
lie remained but an instant in this posi
tion, and then dropping his remaining
crutch, with his carbine in one hand
and a pistol in the other, he dashed for
the door. When within about ten feet
of the opening the crack of a pistol
was heard from the rear of the barn,
Booth reeled forward, threw up one
hand, dropped his carbine, and fell face
downward 011 some hav which was
scattered 011 the floor.
Lieut. Baker rushed in. followed by
Col. Conger and young Garrett. The
Lieutenant, not knowing how fatal the
shot, seized him by the arms, intend
ing to secure him in case he had only
been stunned. On turning Booth over,
Li< ut. Baker found a pistol in his left
hand, which he still held with a vice
like grip, and it required great strength
to wrench it from him. A leathern
belt was around his body, with a bowic
knife and another revolver in it. Lieut.
Baker then accused Col. Conger of
shooting him, which 1 lie ('olotiel denied,
and said, "Booth shot himself." This,
the Lieuti nant claimed, was impossible,
as he saw him every moment from the
time the hay was fired until he fell.
Col. Conger said, "The man that did
shoot him shall go back to Washington
under arrest."
Upon further inquiry it was found
that Serg't Boston Corbett fired the
shot from a navy revolver, through a
crevice in the rear of the barn. This
was a most difficult feat to perform,
for the ball struck Booth on the side of
the neck, a little back of the centre,
and passed entirely through, breaking
the spinal column. The fire was
making such progress that Booth was
taken out of the building and carried a
short distance and placed under a tree.
He began to show signs of life. Water
was dashed in his face, and a little
poured in his mouth. His lips began
to move, and he finally whispered,
"Tell mother—tell mother." He
seemed to gain further strength, and
then in a more distinct voice said,
"Tell mother I died for my country."
Day was breaking, and the heat from
the burning barn was so intense that
the wounded man was removed to the
piazza of a house. The young ladies
brought out a narrow straw lied, and
on this Booth was placed. A cloth
soaked in ice-water and whisky was
placed in his mouth, which revived
him. He opened his eves, seemed to
take in the situation at once, and said:
"Kill me! Oh, kill me quick!" The
Lieutenant said, "No, Booth, we did
not want to kill you, and hope you |
will recover. You were shot against
orders." He then was unconscious
for several minutes, when he again
revived. His chest heaved, his chin
dropped, he put out his tongue and
seemed to wish to know if there was
blood in bib mouth. He was assured
there was none, and he then said,
"Tell mother I died for my country.
I did what I thought was best." lie
showed no signs of life in his body
below tfcte woua'd. witii tire t'*t**ptwß 1
of the action of the lungs. He said.
"My hands," when one of his hands
was raised so that lie could see it, and
it was bathed in ice-cold water His
hand was placed by hi -side, and he
said, "Useless, useless!" which were
the last words of the dyine assassin.
Col. Conger gave Serg't Corbett a
! stinging reprimand, and said to him,
! "Why did you shoot without orders?"
The Sergeant took the position of a
soldier, saluted the Colonel, and, with
right hand pointing upward, said:
"God Almighty ordered mo to shoot!"
; At this reply the Colonel mellowqd
iin his manner, and said : "I guess he
did :" and then dropped the subject.
Col. Conger immediately started for
Washington to apprise the authorities
of Booth's capture, and Lieutenant
Baker ~nd the escort remained to bring
the body as soon as life was extinct.
A neighborhood physician was called,
who gave it as his opinion that Booth
could not survive much longer. Col.
Conger started for Washington a little
after sunrise, and Booth died in about
fifteen minutes after he left. The
body was sewed up in a saddle blanket,
placed in a one-horse wagon, driven
by a negro, and taken across the coun
try to Belle Plain, where the party ar
rived about dark. The tug Ide was
waiting, the body put on board, and
she then steamed up the river for
Washington. The capital was reached
about daylight in the morning, and
the body delivered to Secretary Stan
ton, who ordered it placed in the navy
yard. Here it was kept one day
for identification and the evidence of
various parties taken.
Many railroad accidents are pie
vented by a presence of mind on the
engineers. The Car Builder relates
the following as among the recent evi
dences of presence of mind on the part
of locomotive engineers:
A passenger train on the C. B. & Q.
read was rounding a sharp curve, just !
under a piece of tall timber. The '
watchful engineer saw a tree lying
across the track (iO feet ahead of the j
locomotive. The train was running at I
a rate of 33 miles an hour, and to '
check its momentum before reaching
the obstruction was out of the question. ;
The engineer took in the situation at a i
glance. He threw the throttle wide
open, the engine shot ahead with the J
velocity of an arrow, and with such \
tremendous force that the tree was j
picked up by the cow-catcher and flung !
from the track as if it had been a wil-!
low withe. A man with not so cool a i
head would have made the best possi
ble use of those fiO feet in the way of
checking the speed of the train. That
would have caused a disaster.
Bradford, an engineer, was bring
ing an express train over the Kanka- j
kee line from Indianapolis. As the en- j
gine shot out from the deep cut and
struck a short piece of straight track
leading to a bridge, a herd of colts was
discovered running down the road.
The distance to the river was only 100
feet. Bradford knew he could not stop
the train, and also knew that if the
coits beat the locomotive to the bridge
they would fall between the timbers,
and the obstruction would throw the
train off, and probably result in a
frightful loss of life. It took him only 1
half a second to thin' - of all this. The
other half was utilized in giving his
engine such a quantity of steam that it
covered that 100 feet of track in about
the same time that a bolt of lightning
would travel from the tip of a Fghtning
rod to the ground. The colts were
struck and hurled down the embank
ment just aj th'ty were entering the
fIl 'i'Jt-vJ'o (S C ) Ti:n«-0
'Squire Bray, of Caswell, was hunt
ing another wife, but his son Bob, a
wild blade, knocked him out of it. In
the capacious breast pocket of the
'Squire's great-coat reposed a pint
tickler, well filled, that he only pro
posed using 011 his way back from see
ing the Widow Brown. Now, just be
fore he started Bob slipped the tickler
out and put in its place a small alarm
clock, carefully wound up and set for
11 p. M. The 'Squire had sat the fire
out and was well on with his overcoat,
holding the widow's hand at the door
and putting in his sweetest licks for
the last. "Yes, your first husband, my
dear, was one of my first friends, and
we'll visit his and my lost Hannah's
graves, won't we, love?" "Ah, yes,
for where was there a sweeter woman
than your poor Hannah ?" asked the
widow. "A good woman; she was
good enough, but there's a living one
just as sweet," said the 'Squire, and he
was drawing her to him for a kiss
ting-whir-r-r-r-r. ting! bang! the clock
went off inside of him "O lawd!"
screamed the widow, "he's shooting to
pieces! It's Hannah's old peanny a
p'.ayin' inside of him !" She said she'd
haunt me! She allers told me so!"
cried the 'Squire, running in a stoop
for his horse, with both hands clasped
to his breast and the clock still strik
ing, ting, ting. He rode like Old Nick
was after him and never knew the
racket until he felt for his tickler and
pulled out the little clock that Bob had
bought at auction. Then he laughed
till the tears ran, but lie promised Bob
never to spark another woman if he'd
only keep the joke from the neighbors.
The widow believes to this day that
old man Bray is a walking volcano.
JOHN M. WAITB and M. B. Gould,
both prominent and respected business
men of Chicago, 011 the afternoon of'
Dee. 27th, thinking to play a practical
joke upon the colored janitor, disar-,
ranged the contents of .Vr Waitc.'s j
rooms, and then concealing themselves i
in a closet waited until the janitor ap-1
peared. The latter, becoming excited
at the condition of the rooms, pro- ■
cured a revolver, and hearing a noise j
in the closet ho tried to pull the door 1
open. Failing in this he fired through
the door, the shot passing through Mr. j
Gould's head. He died shortly after.
The coroner's jury rendered a verdict 1
justifying the .janitor and discharging
ILXLU fr'oru 1
A paper was read at a late meeting t f
th? Clinical Society London by Dr O
Wilk?. ol on a lemcrk&blc
ease .f stroke, \v hi> ii <« •
our red on .litue 8, 1878. A farm la
borer struck by lightning while
standing under a willow tree, close to
the window of a shed in which hi*
three fellow workmen had just taken
shelter front a violent storm of rain.
His companions found the tree partly
denuded of its bark, and the patient's
j boots standing at its foot. The patient
i himself was lying on his batk two
yards oIT, and though he was fully
clothed previously, he was now naked,
with absolutely nothing on except part
of the left arm of his flannel vest. He
was conscious, but much burnt, and
his leg was badly broken. The field
around was strewn with fragments of
the clothing; the clothes were split or
t torn from top to bottom, the edges
j of Ihe fragments being often torn into
'shreds or fringes; they only showed
evidences of tire where thev came in
contact with metal, such as his watch
and the buckle of his waist belt. There
were no laces in the boots. The left
boot was torn and twisted into fantas
tic shapes, but the sole was uninjured,
and there were no signs of fire upon it:
the right boot had the leather much
torn and the sole rent and burnt. The
watch had a hole burnt through the
ease, and the chain was almost entirely
destroyed. The stockings were >plit
down the inner side; the hat was un
injured. The patient stated that he
was struck violently en the chest and
shoulders, became enveloped in a blind
ing light, and was burled into the air,
coming down on his back, "all of a
I crash,"'and never losing consciousness.
! The hair of his face was burnt, and
I the body was covered with burns.
Down each thigh and leg was a broad
crimson indurated band of burning,
passing along the inner side of the
knee, and ending below the left inner
j ankle and the right heel: a lacerated
! wound, with a comminuted fracture of
i the os calcis. The bones of the right
leg were fractured, and the tibia pro
' trtitled through the skin in the course
jof the burn. lie was discharged
! healed twenty weeks after the occur
-1 rence. l>r. Wilks remarked on the al
j most complete exemption of the ner
i vous system and on the probability
that the clothes being wet acted as good
conductors, and so diverted the elec
tric current from the great nervous
trunks, thus saviug the man's life.
A SUR E1 I D Cr. EII (r )'MA .V.
The Rev. Mr. Lane, of Kensico, is a
remarkably shrewd man. Having
been accused of kissing various ladies
belonging to his congregation, he
frankly confesses the fact, but as a justi
fication aud defence, he alleges that he
has done all his kissing with a proper
motive and with only fraternal feeling.
Mr. Lane is very smart. On the
fact, if he took issue, ho would un
doubtedly be beaten, if not out of his
boots, as the vulgar phrase is, out of
his pulpit. Hut bv simply turning the
whole matter on Lo the question of
motive, he gets it on a point in refer
ence to which he alone can testify of
his own knowledge; and how do they
expect to disprove what he says?
The husbands of some of these
women join in the pursuit of this
well-intentioned minister of the Gospel.
What right have they to do this?
They say the clergyman kissed their
wives. What of it ? Are not minis
ters privileged to bestow kisses where
laymen are "not? If ministers are not,
then many of them have a misconcep
tion of their own prerogatives.
One point, curiously enough, is
brought out by the excellent and de
voted wife of the clergyman. She
says, with emphasis, Mr Lane i.< a
man." This important consideration
apjK'ars heretofore to have escaped the
attention of both the male and female
members of Mr. Lane's congregation
Indeed, it is a point often overlooked
by the devout members of churches in
regard to their clergymen until some
great development brings it forcibly to
Having read what the women who
were kissed by their pastor have to
s.iy, we should like to know now what
those—if any—who were not kisse l
by him think of the man. They ought
to rally to his defence. Will they ?
If they do, unless he has kissed a
majority, the weight of testimony
ought still to be in his favor. For our
fiart we give credit to his testimony,
believing he meant to do what he did.
The view taken by the committee
appointed to investigate the charges
against Mr. Lane is of the most com
prehensive character. They find that
he did the kissing; that he was im
prudent ; but that his conduct was not
immoral. That is to say, the kissing
ofher men's wives by a clergyman is
not in itself immoral, but if done in a
way to he found out and to cause such
a scandal, it is imprudent.
How N IT MEGS GROW. —Nutmegs
grow on little trees which look like
small pear trees, and are generally
over twenty feet high. The flowers
are very much like the lily of the val
ley. They are pale and very fragrant.
The nutmeg is the seed of the fruit,
and mace is the thin covering over
this seed. The fruit is about the size
of a peach. When ripe it breaks open
and shows the little nut inside. The
trees grow on the islands of Asia and
in tropical America. They bear fruit
for seventy or eighty years, having
ripe fruit upon them at all seasons. A
line tree in Jamaica has over 1,000
j nutmegs on it yearly. The Dutch
. used to have all this nutmeg trade, as j
I they owned the Panda Islands, and
| conquered till the other traders and I
destroyed the trees. To keep up the j
! price they once burned three piles of,
nutmegs, each of which was as large |
|as a church, Nature did not sympa-1
| thize with their meanness. The uut-,
| meg pigeon, found in all the Indian !
islan Is, did for the world what tire ;
Dutch determined should not be done ]
—carried the nuts, which arc their'
food, into all the surrounding conn-!
: tries, antj trees mw up aguin, and the
wtotd i/nd the benefit w j.
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lAu Notices, el; hxecut •_>:•»' and Admiuie
fiatuiV Notices. i 3 each; Lai ray, Caution anc
l>i.<-olution Notices, uot exceeding ten lines,
; each.
From the fact that the CITIZEN is the oldes'
'-tal Imbed and m-Jtst extensiv. ly circulated Re
publican ncwspajier in ljutlei ooiuity. ("a Uepul
lican cviinty) it timet l.e apparent to b;iniiie»«
men that it in the medium they should u-c in
idvertihing their br.sineos.
NO. 10.
IHI" r.jH AN GUY \T M cxn-KEY
DUBLIN, Jan. 20.—A meeting of
thirty-three Home Rule members of
Parliament, under the Presidency of
the Lord Mayor, passed a resolution
calliug upon the Government to insti
tute reproductive relief works. A res
olution to move an amendment to the
address, it' the Queen's s|>eech contains
nothing touching the Irish distress,
was adopted. Win. Shaw said the
Governmeut wilfully shut its eyes to
the distress in Ireland. Mitchell Henry
said that, if the demands arc not com
plied with, they must force ccmpiiance
by constitutional action or otherwise.
Daniel O'Donaghue, member from
Tralee, announced that he would in
future ;:ct with the Home Rulers. Mr.
Shaw condemned ihe Government re
lief measures as tardy and utterly in
adequate. Mitchell Henry pointed out
that the Irish members should not per
mit the attention of Parliament to be
directed to foreign policy, as doubtless
will be attempted on the first night of
the session, until the affairs of unfor
tunate Ireland have been put in a
proper position.
The appeal of the Mansion Commit
tee to the people of the United States
It is now admitted the distress is of
mi acute and exceptional character,
certain to involve actual starvation if
extraneous aid be not promptly and
liberally forthcoming. The distress
daily increases in area and intensity,
and it seems almost impossible to
avert until next harvest an absolute
famine in many places.
This central committee distributes
through local committees, of which
the clergy of all denominations in thu
district and poor law medical officers
must be members, and requires relief
to be given only in kind and not in
A Home Rule meeting to-day passed
resolutions in favor of fixity of the
tenure aud peasant propriety. The
Lord Mayor, who presided, refused to
receive a resolution expressing sympa
thy with the peasantry of the west of
Ireland in their struggle to retain their
holdings, on the ground that the strug
gle has assumed the aspect of physical
During an excited debate Biggar de
clared that Shaw was not a leader of
the Irish people, but that Parnell was.
The meeting adjourned to Wednesday,
The Irish National Land League
has resolved to hold a grand meeting
in Phicnix Park in furtherance of the
land movement on February 22nd.
Foster, of Belfast, has addressed a let
ter to Parnell, which is published.
Foster offers to donate £ 15,000 to as
r-ird emigration from Donegal, Clare,
Kerry, Cork and Connaught to Canada
and the Western States of America.
He says he feels sure the Americans
will heartily co-oi»erate in the plan he
proposes for relieving the distress in
LONOON, Jan 20.—A dispatch from
Rome to the Pall Mail Gazette savs
the Pope is surprised and indignant at
Cardinal McCloskey's reception of Par
nell in New York, and has ordered
Cardinal Nina, Papal Secretary of
State, to telegraph Cardinal McClos
kev for information on the? subject.
The Pope is indisposed and confined
to bed.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 7.— A
remarkable opinion has been given in
the Virginia Court of Appeals by
Judge Anderson, one of the Judges, in
the case of Latham vs. Latham, to the
effect that Republicanism is good
ground for divorce. In the case re
ferred to, Mrs. Latham charges in her
bill that her husband required her to
conceal her want of sympathy with
his political cause, and alleges that
the shock was so great to her when
she found, after her marriage, that her
husband, whom as a girl she had ad
mired and honored as one who had
d >ne his duty to his native State in
arms, and whom she supposed to be
still true, hacl in fact allied himself
tvith what are known in Virginia as
Radicals, that she could stand it no
longer, and was compelled to sue for
divorce. In the opinion of Judge
Anderson, dissenting from the major
ity of the Supreme Court, and over
ruling the decree of the Corporation
Court at Lynchburg, he descants in
the following happy vein :
"The shock and mortification of Mrs.
Latham wa3 to find that her husband
had not been true; that he had de
serted his friends and had gone over
to the enemy, and had joined him iu
waging upon them war more cruel
than a war of arms. It was perfidy ;
the moral taint which she kit attached
to him, and which would likely cx
ci ide hint from the best society of the
State/' And, therefore, this most
righteous Judge thought the bonds of
matrimony ought to be dissolved.
IT is not solely on the general pros
perity of the country and the demand
for our grain and provisions in Europe
that the hull speculation appears to be
based. Somehow or other a belief has
spread itself in Wall street that Europe
is on the eve of a general war, which
must necessarily l>enetit us. Mr. Rufus
Hatch, for instance, is firmly convinced
that such a war will break out imme
diately after the death of liismarek
and the Emperor of Russia, both of
whom are in precarious health. He
offered the other day to sell ' a put oil
it for SIOO for six months after the
death of these fellows ''
—Arkansas is a poor place to get
along in. A youug mau on his wed
ding day was tokeu out and buns for
stealing u $5 horoe.
—New York barber in ten min
utes talked a telephone to deatt.
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