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THE BUTIER CITIZEN,
. BUTLER. PA.
BUTLER, HARKS CITY AND PARKER RAILROAD
Tmina leave Itutler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Karns City, Fetrolia, Parker, etc., at 7.35 a. ni.,
and 2.05 and 7.20 p. m. [See below lor con
nections with A. V It. R.J
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
points it 7.:5 a. m., and 1.55, and 6.55 p. m.
The 1 .55 train connects with trniu on the West
I'enn roil through to Pittsburgh.
SHPVA.SCO ANT> ALI.E«HEN"T RATI.ItOAD.
Tr i:i; leave Milliard's Mill, Butler county,
for BarHrrtßat Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. m.
and 12.2(1 and 2AI p. ra.
Slap* lea- e Petrolia at 5.30 a. m. tor 7.40
train, and at 10.00 a. m. lor 12-20 tram.
Rctnrn ftancS leave Milliard on arrival of
train- at 10.27 a, m. and 1.50 p. m.
Stao,. leaves Martinsbnrg at 9.30 for 13.30
Train« leave Bntler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.00 n. m., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.01 n. m. This train con
nects at Freeport with Freeport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
rallru-id time. ,
llxprew at 7.21 a. in., connecting at Butler
Junction-, without change of cars, at 8.26 with
Expitr-s west, arriving In Allegheny at SJ.SS
a. ni., and Express ea/-t arriving, at Blairsville
at 11 00 a. m. railroad time.
Mail at 2.36 p. ra., connecting at Butler Junc
tionwithout change ol cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. m., and Ex
pree* ea-i arriving at Blairsviile Intersection
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects w ! th
Philadelphia fcxprtis east, when ou time.
The 7.21 a. ra. train connects at Blairsville
at 11.05 a. m. vtu the Mail east, and the 2 36
p. m. train at C.51) with the Philadelphia Ex
TJ '• arrive :>t Bntler on West I'enn It. R. at
9.51 a. m., r . 06 and 7.20 p. in , Bntler time. The
9,51 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on
the Butler & Parker K. R. Sua "ay tr.»iu arrives
at Bntle- at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
Through trains leave Pittsburgh for the East
at 2.56 and 8.36 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 5.06 p.
n>., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
p. m. and 3.00, 7.0 and 7.40 a. iu.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a half
JOHN EL BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AKD SURGEON,
my2l-ly] BUTLER, PA.
ID M NTT&RR&RSR.
0 1g WALDRON. Grrdnate ol theJPhil
f* adelphia Dental College, is prepared
• I» ■to do anything in the line of his
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Offlec ou Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stairs, apll
LAN I > FOR SALE.
BY ORDER" OF COURT.
Notice is hereby given that I will, as Aatignee
of Wm. Sehreth.'of Saiouborg, Butler county,
Pa., make public nlo pursuant to an order of
the Court of Common Pleas of Butler county, on
Thursday, May O, 1880,
at 10 o'cloek, A. 51-. on the premises, all of tho
follawing described property, to wit:
MOUSE AND LOT, situate in the borough of
Saxonbnrg. bounded on thh north by Main
street, east by lot of Dr. E. Marshon, south by
the borough line, and west by Joseph Kohn
feider ami lot No. 2, containing two and one
fourth acres, more or less.
Also, MOUSE AND LOT situate in said bor
ough of S xonbnrg, bounded on the north by
Main street, east by lot No. 1 above described,
south by same lot No. 1, and west by F. Wick
enhagen, containing about one-fourth of an
acre, more or less.
Also, TEN ACRES OF LAND, more or less,
situate in Jefferson township, Butler county.
Pa., bounded on the east by lands of Ferdinand
Yaeuig, north by lands of Wm. Scliroth, west
by State road leaiing from Saxonburg to But
ler, and south by lands of Henry Runge.
TERMS—One-half of the purchase money of
each piece or parcel of above described real es
tate to be paid at the confirmation of the sale
thereof, and the residue in 6ix months there
after, payments with interest from said confir
mation. and to be secured by judgment or mort
C. HOFFMAN, Assignee.
Saxonburg. April 12, 1880. apll-.lt
Xmand for s ale
William S. Boyd Las 320 acres of No. 1 Prairie
Land in Butler county, Kansas, which he will
exchange for 100 acres in this county, and pay
difference if any.
A large number of CHEAP FARMS for sale
in this county, West Virginia, Missouri and Kan
sas. Apply to WM. S. BOYD.
mar3-2m Vogelev House, Butler, Pa
A handsome six-room frame house, located
on Blutl street, northwestern part of Butler.
Lot 50x170. All necessary outbuildings.
TERMS—One-third cash and balance iu four
equal annual payments. Inquire at this oilice.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison, in the northeast corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county. Pa . is now offered for sale,
low; Inquire of W. K. FRISBEE, on the prem
?5 will buy a one-half interest in a good bns
ine-- in Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing about farming* preferred. An honest man
with the above, amount will do well to address
bv letter. SMITH JOHNS, care B. M. James,
93 Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. |au27-ly
I \ S ITRANCPJ.
/ETNA INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
Losses paid in 61 years, $51,000,000.
J. T. McJL NKIN & SON, Agents,
*jan2Bly Jeflerson street, butler, Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sis.
O. C. B.OESSING, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER.
11. C. lIEINEMAN, SKCRETARY.
J. L. Purvis, I E. A. Helmboldt,
William Campbell, IJ. W. Burkhart,
A. Troutnnui, Jacob Schoene,
O. C- Roessing, John Caldwell
Dr. VV. lrviu, W. W. Dodds,
J. W.Christy i M. C. Heinemao.
JAS. To M'JUNKIN, Gen. A«'t
NOTICE TO FARMERS.
PHOSPHATE AND FERTILIZERS
FOR SALE BY • •
marl7-8m * PORPEIWVILLE. PA.
hhe m Tiiim,
OOK. PENN AKD SIXTH BTREETB,
Pittsburgh t Pa
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!
CAZaLi AT THE
Boot and Shoe Store
MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA,
The Inrgest and most complete stock of Goods ever brought
to Butler is now being opened b}- 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, ami
Lines of Philadelphia, New York and Boston Goods embrace
mv stock, and customers can take their choice.
I Mean AVliat I Say:
ADVANCE ON OLD PRICES
All can call and see for themselves. The best of satisfaction
will be given for CASH.
THE MAKE, STYLE AND FINISH
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
Leatliei* and Kindiii^s
at Pittsburgh prices. Shoemakers should come and purchase il
they wish to obtain material cheap.
Proprietors of the Weil-Known Splendid
We wish to inform the public that we have remodeled our Mill with the
Gradual Reduction System Machinery,
which is well known hy Millers to be the best in existence. We can say to
Farmers and Producers of wheat that it will be profitable to thorn
to give us a trial. We claim that we can make a
BETTER ARTICLE OF FLOUR, AND MORE OF IT,
out of the same number of bushels of wheat than any other Mill in the
county, and equal to any first-class Mill in the city, or Western Mills.
The new Under-running Mill, used for llegrinding, bought of Munson & Bro.,
Utica, X. V.; the George T. Smith Middlings Purifier, bought
at Jackson, Mich., together with Bolting Cloths,
Reals, Conveyers, &c., suitable for
the Machinery, cannot be
Excelled in the United States
or elsewhere. This may seem an exaggeration to some, but we wish the pub
lic to know that wo are able to perform all that we publish, as we have given
our machinery a thorough test in the presence of several good Millers and
Millwrights, and it has proven even better than it was guaranteed to do.
We are also remodeling our .Mill for
Grinding Other Kinds of Spain,
which, will be entirely satisfactory to our customers. Farmers wishing to
have their grist home with them the same day, can do so ou
short notice. They will thereby save another trip.
WE HAVE ALWAYS ON HAND THE BEST GRADES OF
WHEAT FLOUR, GRAHAM FLOUR, RYE FLOUR,
Buckwheat Flour, Bolted and Unbolted Corn Meal, different kinds of Chop,
Bran and Mill Feed, all of the best quality and at the
Parties in town purchasing from us will have their orders promptly
ateuded to and articles delivered at their place of residence.
We Pay the Highest Market Price for all Kinds of Grain.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1880.
BOOTS and SHOES
AL. RI FF'S
Main Street, - Butler, Pa.
I have just received my entire Spring and Summer stock of BOOTS and
SHOES direct from the manufacturer, and am able to sell them at
and a great many lines at LOWER PRICES THAN EVER.
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, and is the most
complete I have ever offered. The prices are lower than ever, and styles
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.
' LEATHER aud FINDINGS will be found in my store in superior
quality and at lowest market rates.
All goods warranted as represented. AL. RUFF,
B. t BLU'SI,
THE LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT OF
Boots and Shoes
To be found in any House In- Western Pennsylvania, em
bracing all the Newest Spring Styles in the Market
I am selling all this stock at e= S?3sr
Recollect, NO ADVANCE. S#
Several lines of Boots and Shoes at even lower prices than ever. All ray
customers have the benefit in buying by getting Boots and Shoes
that come direct from the manufacturer to my house.
No middle profits to divide up that parties
are compelled to pay that buy
from jobbing houses.
This Stock of Boots and Shoes is Very Large in the Following Lines
Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button Boots, - - $1.50 and upwards.
" " " " Side Lace Boots, ... 1.25 " "
" Grain, Pebble and Kid Button and Polish, - 1.25 " "
" " Polish, - -- -- -- -- -- 95" "
" " Standard, very prime, ------ 1.25 " "
" Serges, in Congress and Polish, ... - 75 to 11.
" Calf Peg Shoes, all warranted.
>IY STOCK EMBRACES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE, A FULL LINE OF ALL
THE FINER GRADES IN WOMEN'S, MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S.
Tlie Gents® I>e|»ar!mei»t is very complete in every line in Calf
Button, Dom Pedros, Congress and English Walking Shoes, and especially in
Calf Boots, at $2 and upwards,
Brogans and Plow Shoes, at $1 and upwards,
Fine Buff Alexis and Congress, at $1.25 and upwards,
Low Strap Shoes, in every style, at $1.25 and upwards.
Boys' and Youths' Shoes in same styles as Men's, but lower in price.
Infants' and Children's Shoes, in Colors and Black.
Fancy Slippers and Walking Boots, All Colors.
This stock is the most complete I have ever offered, the prices are lower
than ever, and the. styles are elegant. Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button New
ports, good, $1 to $1.25. '
LARGE STOCK OF LEATHEH ARB FINPIMGS
Always in stock. None but the best brands of Leather kept, and prices guar
anteed at lowest market rates.
|Cgr 3 Give me a call and I will save you money in your Boots and Shoes.
A careful inspection of this stock will convince you that the above is correct.
No other house can give you lower prices or better goods.
B. C. HUSELTON.
CARPETS! OIL CLOTHS! MATS! RUGS! STAIR RODS
g NEW STOCK! NEW STOCK 1
§ HECK & PATTERSON'S |
! NEW CARPET ROOM !
M NOW OJPEIST! X
g On© Pqqp South of th&te @l©tft?ng » c
> Dolly's Bloek, eept2o-tf Butler, Ps. S
isqoHHivxs isoan isivw isiajnvo
Union Woolen Mills.
I would desire to call the attention of the
public to the Union Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them aB being very dura
ble, art they are manufactured of pure Butler
county wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be sold at very low
pricoß. For samples and prices, nddress,
jn124.'78-1 y) Butler, Pa
T3 nr 2 *T W 18 stop*. 3 set Reeds, 2 Knee
Ui"iU.*Al»W Swells. Stool. Book, only
ifHT.BO. 8 Stop Organ. Stool, Book, only $53.75.
Piano*, Stool, Cover, Book. £l9o'to $255. Illus
trated catalogue free. Address
apl4-3m W. O. BUNNELL. L&wiato'wn, P»-
New Laws. Thousands entitled. Eve.TT sol
dier even slightly disabled, by wounds, di.»«cee.
or accident, entitled to pension, dating bfcck to
dav of discharge. Even the loss of a fing-er or
toe. entitlee to pension. Also, all widow* and
dependent parents, and minors, entitled. Time
limited. Apply at once. Many pensioner* now
entitled lo increase. Bounty yet due to thous
ands. Li.nd cases settled. Patent* procured for
inventor*. Fees tlxed by law. Sena two stamps
for new laws, blanks and instructions to E. H.
GELBTX)N A CO., Pension and Patent Attor
neys, Lock Box 725, WASHINGTON, D. C. (>7-lm
Stock Speculation and Investment
Operations on Margin or by Privileges. Spe
cial basincHß in Mining Stocks. Full particulars
on application. JAMES BROWN. Dealer in
JSovds. 64 A 66 Aro«dway> ; NerwTor.lf-
A'.I TIONAL CONTRASTS.
[New York Herald.]
Europe's "National debt"—the debt
of the seventeen States of Europe
counted together—is twenty-one thou
sand <-ix hundred and twenty-three
million dollars, or more than nine times
as great as the debt of the United
States ; but the population of all those
States taken together is probably not
more than six times as great as the
population of this county. Conse
quently we are, in respect to the per
manent financial burden upon the na
tion, in a more favorable position—a
much more favorable position—than
the peoples of those great countries,
from which but a few years since came
out many prophecies that our great
war debt was to crush us out of ex
In order to pay the interest on the
debts of European States, to supply
the necessary expenditures of govern
ment and keep up the armies and
navies of the same States the annual
burden upon the people, counting only
the amount directly collected as taxes,
is $2,929,250,000, or nearly three
thousand millions. Governments
squeeze out of the people every year a
sum three times as large a» that which
Germauy extorted from France at the
end of the last war between them, and
the extortion of which raised such a
clamor in the world. But this extor
tion of three milliards of dollars from
the people is not a thing that once
done is done with, not a war penalty,
but the regular recurring process of
depletion that comes every year and
is Qvery year a little worse. Regu
larly every 1 year the.tax gatherers in
Europe extract from the people a sum
considerably greater than the amount
of our national debt, while the rela
tion of the national taxes in Europe to
the sums expended in carrying on the
United States Government is as twelve
to one. In Europe the people are reg
ularly oppressed in time of peace,
year in and year out, with such bur
dens of taxation as distressed this na
tion in our great war.
Publicists in England, in France
and in other countries of Europe,
watched our demeanor as we felt the
financial burdens of our war and won
dered how long we would stand the
pressure. They made great eyes and
held up their hands in horror over an
annual expenditure of six hundred,
eight hundred or twelve hundred mil
lion dollars a year, and with crocodile
tears over the awful waste advised
us pathetically to let the Republic go
rather than save it at such an awful
price, touchingly reminding us that no
form of government and no political
system was worth such sacrifices
Yet at least three governments in
Europe now costs regularly in times
of peace as much as the American peo
ple spent in one bad year of the war,
while counting the cost of government
for all Europe together at the present
time of peace it is, at the sum given
above, four times as great as the aver
age of our years of war estimates. As
the great wonder of Europe was how
long the American people could staud
such a war as we had, may we not won
der in our turn, bow long the people of
Europe will stand such a peace as
their kings and emperors and generals
have made and are maintaining ?
Greatly below our people iu the pos
session of the ordinary comforts of life,
far inferior iu self-sustaining capacity
in many countries of Europe, even to
the poorest negroes of our Southern
States or to our latest imported Chi
nese, the taxation per head on the peo
ples of Europe is double what it is
here, aud is on the increase ; and the
intolerable burden accounts for the
general disquiet of the oppressed popu
But if the people should at any
time feel inspired with a disposition to
attempt to force a change it must be
recognized that they would have a
hard time of it, since more than one
third of the money of v\ hich they are
annually robbed in the name of taxa
tion is expended in the organization of
a military force one of the important
uses of which is to keep the people
down. Eight hundred and four mil
lion dollars a year is expended by the
State of Europe in the maintenance of
their armed forces. Counting with
this the loss due to the taking away
from ordinarv productive labor of the
enormous number of men in the several
armies, it may fairly be held that
Europe expends a thousand million
dollars a year on the distrust its re
spective parts feel toward each other,
and to guarantee the permanency of
the systems which enable the men
in possession of the political machine
to plunder the people at their own
sweet will. It is not to be wondered
at if the survey of their position fills
any portion of the people of Europe
with despair and drives them into ni
hilistic or similai conspiracies, aud
certainly far less to be wondered at if,
seeing the hopelessness of exertion at
home, they expatriate themselves in
the hope of a brighter future here.
On«- may rather suppose that the real
wonder is that the people can be kept
in Europe at all.
An English paper has recently con
sidered very thoughtfully the result
that the enormous burden which Eu
rope bears, contrasted with the light
weight we carry iu this respect, is to
have upon the economical future of
these two divisions of the world re
garded as the great commercial rivals
of the future. In twenty years from
now, in the year 1900, the London
Economist believes we will no longer
have a national debt—we will be pay
ing but one-tenth of the total taxation
| of Europe—and we will be a successful
competitor with her in the markets of
the world. Our fortunate position,
our vigor, the non-existence here of a
military machinery which withdraws
from productive labor all men between
nineteen and twenty-two, as in Con
tinental Europe, and the great start
w£ have will give us important ad
vantages over countries so burdened
with State requirements that every
' hundred dollars earned must j>ay fif
, teen dollars to the State for the vari
ous public demands before it is possi
ble to begin to count protiti for those
i cootJeYqea iu tfefe industry. Our Kniff-
; lish contemporary argues this point
1 only on the financial ground ; but there
I is a pleasant lesson in it for those
queer persons who, in view of this
contrast, believe we ought to abafMon
the political system that helps so
greatly to produce our condition and
tit ourselves with a suit of political
old clothes from Europe.
But there are points in the picture
which our English contemporary bus
not touched, and our probable growth
at the direct expense of Europe is one
of them. With some lapses excepted
it may be said in a general way that
every census of the United States has
shown an increase that has a nearly
constant relation of between forty and
fifty per cent, to the whole numbers.
We shall have fifty million in the cen
sus of this year, seventy million in
ls9o, and ninety-eight or perhaps a
hundred million in 1000, by only out
ordinary increase; while the same
period will, probably, witness iu Eu
rope some enormous breakdown, due
to the continuation and furtherance of
the system that is producing the pres
ent savage discontent.
CATCHING A CANNON BALL.
Recently, at Leeds, Jno. IToltum, a
gymnast, was charged before Mr.
Bruce, the stipendiary magistrate, with
unlawfully wounding Elijah Fenton. a
market porter, in the Princess Concert
Hall, in that town. Holtum had. dur
ing the week, been giving performan
ces showing extraordinary strength in
the handling of heavy clubs, cannon
bulls, etc., and on Friday uight he of
fered a prize of £SO to any person who
could catch a bail fired from a cannon
as he (Holtum) had done on several
consecutive nights. The challenge had
been accepted by three men, and a can
non having been placed in position on
the stage, a suitable cartridge and a
ball weighing seven pounds were
rammed home. When Holtum called
upon those who had accepted his chal
lenge, Elijah Fenton presented himself,
stripped off' his coat and waistcoat, and,
standing about six yards away from
the cannon's mouth, declared that he
was ready, and placed his hands in a
position to secure the projectile. Au at
tendant fired the c-ir;non, when, to the
horror of all present, the ball struck
Fenton iu the torehcad and knocked
him down. He managed to crawl off"
the stage, and at first it was thought
he was not much hurt. Shortly after
ward, however, the case assumed a
much more serious appearance, and
Fenton was removed to the Leeds Gen
eral Infirmary, where it was found
that he received a compound fracture
of the skull, and that his recovery was
almost hopeless. The stipendiary mag
istrate remanded Holtum until Tues
day. Mr. Hobson, the proprietor of the
Princess Concert Hall, promised that
"the performance in question should
not be repeated on his premises, but
stated that Holtum had beeu perform
ing on the Continent in this way for live
or six years, and never had an acci
dent of this kind before.
WHERE DOES THE DAY BEGIN ?
As a matter of fact, the day begins all
round the world—not at the same in
stant of time, but just as the sun visits
successive portions of the earth in his
journey from east to west. But the
traveler who crosses the Pacific ocean
can give another answer to the above
question ; that on the 180 th degree of
longitude—one-half of the circumfer
ence of the globe, starting from Green
wich east or west—there is an arbi
trary change or dropping of a day, and
that at this point, if anywhere, the day
may be said to begin. It was with
strange feelings that the writer, cross
ing the Pacific, having gone to bed on
Saturday night, leaving everything
pertaining to the almanac in a satisfac
tory condition, awoke on Monday
morning! Sunday had completely
dropped from our calendar, for that
week at least. Every one knows that
in traveling round the world from east
to west a day is lost, and in order to
adjust his reckoning to that of the place
he has left, and must drop a day as
though he had not lived it, when in re
ality the time has passed by lengthen
ing every day during the journey. For
a long time it was the custom for sail
ors to effect this change pretty much
where they pleased ; but it has now
.become a settled rule among American
and English navigators that at the
180 th degree a day must be passed
over if going west, and one added if
going cast, in which latter case the
traveler enjoys two Sundays or two
Thursdays, as the case may be. It is
most likely that this particular degree
was decided on from the fact that, ex
cept a few scattered islands of Poly
nesia, there are large communities,
with their vast commercial and social
transactions, to be effected by the
change.— Watertoion Reformer.
A WASP'S STRATEGY.— Mr. Seth
Green says that one morning, when he
was 'watching a spider's nest, a mud
wasp alighted within an inch or two
of the nest, on the side opposite the
opening. Creeping noislessly around
toward the entrance to the nest, the
wasp stopped a little short of it, and
for a moment remained perfectly quiet..
Then reaching out one of Lis antennae,
he wriggled it before the opening and
withdrew it. This had the desired
effect, for the boss of the nest, as large
a spider as one ordinarily sees, came out
to see what was wrong and to set it to
rights. No sooner had the spider em
erged to that point at which he was at
the worst disadvantage, than the wasp,
with a quick movement, thrust his
sting into the body of his foe, killing
him easily and almost instantly. The
experiment was repeated on the part of
the wasp, and when there was no re
sponse from the inside he became sat
isfied, probably, that he held the fort.
At all events, he proceeded to enter
the uest and slaughter the youug spi
ders, which were afterward lugged off
one at a time.
-Why should a postal card be
spoken of as in the feminine gender?
Becauso it can't ..eep a secret.
—lf you would have a clear vision,
never put yb'ur "rye" io your qjWtb.
Oi» square, ono Ji-sortion, ?1; each suhM>
queal inacrtiorL&O cent*. YearlTiadTertiseipetite
cioff lin(» or>*-iaur£h o7~a iHtSSSh' 93 UU iJlll.
Firure vers double thesa rates; additional
charge* where weekly or monthly changes aitt
rnadu. i.ucal advertisements 10 cents per liiiA
for flret insertion, and 5 cents per line for each
additional insertion. Marriage* and deaths l>ub
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A PERILOUS "FASHION: 1
Kemble, the fate State Treasurer of
Pennsylvania, having been convicted
of bribery, failed to appear for sen
tence, and liis bonds were lorfeited
There was great surprise expressed,
because, according to one of tlie re
ports, "He would have l)een sure of
lenient treatment at the hands of the
judge, who would have made the sen
tence light, on the ground that Kem
ble did only what it has been the fash
ion to do. In other words, bribery
has become so common that the uni
versality of the crime would have led
the Court to re-nit or lighten the pen
alty. And what is the crime which
has become so much the fashion ?
Merely poisoning the springs of gov
ernment, and destroying the conditions
of public safety under our political
system. Nothing more than that. It
is merely boring holes in the ship's
bottom when she is under way. That
is all. It is an offense compared with
which the ordinary crimes of theft and
swindling are innocent. But however
fashionable burglary or arson may be,
the fashion is not generally supposed
to extenuate the offense ; on the con
trary, it is usually held that the more
frequent the crime, the greater the
necessity of its repression. Which is
really the greater offender, the sneak
thief who "prigs" a coat from a hall or
a handkerchief from the pocket, or the
plausible gentleman who corrupts a
Legislature with bribes ? The latter
business is unquestionably with some
persons a fashion, and a very general
one. But when it becomes the fashion
of Courts to mitigate or omit punish
ment for such bribery, it would seem
to be a favorable time to take a reckon
A similar case to that of Mr. Kem
ble's occurred recently in England.
At the last session of Parliament Mr.
Charles Edward Grisscll merely as
serted that he could manipulate with
money a select committee of the House
of Commons, and procure certain ac
tion upon a private bill. Now it is
well known that the votes of members
of that House are not for sale; but
they did not choose to tolerate such a
flagrant slander, and the House or
dered Mr. Grissell into custody. He
ran away to Boulogne under pretext
of his health, but returned, within a
day or two of the end of the session,
as the power of the House, he thought
ceased with its adjournment. When
he found that he was still in danger,
he sent a petition o f submission, ask
ing the indulgence o be House. But
he was ordered into the custody of the
sergeant-at-arms, appeared in the most
humiliating attitude at the bar of the
House, and by a unanimous vote wa3
committed to Newgate during the
pleasure of the Commons. Mr. Gris
sell did not allege, nor did anybody
suppose, that he had actually bought
any member to vote as he wished.
His offense was slander and defiance
of authority, and the action of the
House was eontidired necessary to
show such men that its honor could
not l>e impugned and its authority
defied with impunity. It seems .that
in England it is neither the fashion to
bribe members, nor to remit the pen
alty of bribery upon the plea that it is
It is one of the worst signs of dan
ger to the Commonwealth that such
offenses should be regarded lightly.
They smooth the way to anarchy and
civil strife. The maintenance of an
honest public spirit is the sure, aud
the only sure, guarantee of the public
welfare. Alexander Hamilton was
not considered to be a political purist,
hut he made the most humiliating pri
vate confession and explanation rather
than endure the suspicion of tamper
ing with his public honor. The Par
liaments of Sir Robert Walpole were
notoriously venal, aud they lie under
the ban of honest public opinion, al
though even so honest a man as
Thackeray makes a kind of plea for
them. But the "fashion" of corrup
tion did not make it decent, nor ac
quit it at the bar of intelligence and
probity. If the report that we quote
be correct, that the sentence of Kem
ble and his accomplices would have
been light because bribery or corrupt
solicitation is so much the fashion, it
is but another illustration of the truth
that the real peril of the Republic lies
in political dishonesty and the decay
of public spirit. The remedy for the
evil does not lie, however, in accept
ing it as unavoidable. There will al
ways be knaves and swindlers, but
sensible people do not for that reason
acquiesce in ■ knavery and swindling
without a struggle. Penal laws and
prison and police do uot abolish crime,
but that is not held to be a sound rea
son for dispensing with judges and
jails. There will always be Kembles
and Grissells of every degree, but that
is not a ground for regarding them as
evils so inevitable that it is best to
abandon the contest with them. When
it was "fashionable" to garrote passen
gers in the street, it was still more
fashionable to pursue them relent
lessly, and the result was not that the
crime disappeared, but that it ceased
to be "the fashion."
BELOW will be found a specimen of
some of the literature that was hurled
at Lord Beaconsiicld during the late
campaign in Knglanfl. One can
hardly wonder that the poor man suc
cumbed under assaults of so very ter
rible a nature. It is entitled the
A was nil artful unprincipled man ;
1! stands for I'.rilaiu, u Herein ue m .
i tin- < arcer that redounds to his shame ;
1) stands tor "Dizzy." the artful one's name :
K i< tli'* Earldom lie managed to get ;
1-" are the Fools who believe in him yet
<; is the (barter, of which lie's a Knight ;
II is the Humbug lie preaches at night ;
1 "> the "linpcrium" SOUK that he'll s:ng ;
.1 are the .lingoes of whom lie's the KiUK ■'
K is the Knavery with him e'er dwells;
1. are the Lies lie unhlushingly tells ;
M are lhe Men he has sent to be slain :
N is the Nought in return that we gain :
O are the Orphans that mom for their sires ;
P is tin- Peace that he says he desires;
Q are the Quarrels be'»alw»ys on hand ;
K is the Kuin he's brouget on the land ;
s is the Seventv odd yearn he is old ;
T Is the Truth that He never yet told :
I* is the I nstable course he's pursued :
V Is the Vulpine with which he's imbued :
W stands for the Widows he's made ;
X the 'Xpenses are put In the shade ;
Y are the Years of his power we've seen;
Z are the Zeros the others have been.
—Good orthodox drugmen are usu
ally considered the pillers of the church
to whieh they bfelOnfc.