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lOHN H. 4~W. C. HE6LEY. PBOP'RS.
Entered, at the Postoffice at Butler a*
Republican National Ticket,
FOR PRESIDENT, 1880,
GEN. JAMES A. GARFIELD,
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FOR VICE PRESIDENT. 1880,
HON. CHESTER A. ARTHUR,
Repnblioan State Nominations.
FOE JUDGE SUPREME COURT,
Hon. Henry Green,
OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY.
FOR AUDITOR GENERAL,
Hon. John A. Lemon,
OF BLAIB COUNTY.
Republican County Nominations.
J. D. McJUNKIN, ESQ.. of Butler borough,
(Subject to the District Conference.)
JOHN M. GBEEB, Esq., of Bntler borough.
(Subject to the District Conference )
WTLLIAM P. BRA HAM. of Mercer township.
BYLVEBTEB D. BELL, of Millers town borough.
A. M. CUNNINGHAM, ESQ., of Bntler borough.
McCANDLESS, of Butler township.
NATHAN M. BLATOR. of Bntler borough.
WE regret to have to leave out this
week several matters that the crowded
state of our columns compels us to do.
W* are pleased to see the renomina
tion of Hon. George E. Mapes for the
Legislature by the Republicans of
S. H. MILLIE, Esq, Republican
nominee of Mercer county for Con
gress, and Mr. John I. Gordon, editor
of Mercer Dispatch, paid our town a
brief visit last Saturday.
RESOLUTIONS were unanimously
adopted at the Mercer county Repub
lican Convention, last week, instruct
ing the Senatorial and Legislative
candidates of that county to vote for
Hon. Galusha A. Grow for next United
States Senator, to be elected by the
Legislature next winter.
THE Pittsburgh Telegraph of the
25 inst., did not give "credit to whom
credit is due" when it published from our
article of the 23d inst., without saying
where it got it. We are a little
sensative on this point from the fact
that it is so seldom we can get up any
thing of sufficient importance to at
tract the attention of our city ex
July 6th, at Mercer, has been agreed
upon by Messrs. McJunkin, of this
county and Miller, of Mercer, as the
time and place for holding a Congres
sional Conference for this district;
doe notice of which has been given to
all of the Crawford county parties.
The difference between Generals
Garfield and Hancock is, that the one
made himself all'he is, while the Gov
ernment made the other all he is. Gar
field educated himself and rose to
feme and the Republican nomination
for the Presidency, through his own ef
forts and merits; while Gen. Hancock
was educated by the Government and
made the reputation he has in the re
gular army and that brought to him
the Democratic nomination. This is a
difference the people of the United
States should think of when voting next
"TARIFF FOB REVENUE ONLY."
The above is the language of the
platform of the Cincinnati Convention
that nominated Gen. Hancock for the
Presidency. It is therefore the plat
form upon which he stands, and must
go before the people of Pennsylvania
upon it. A tariff "for revenue only" is
the old doctrine that would strike
down and destroy the great material
interests of this State. It means "no
protection to Pennsylvania interests."
The iron, coal, glass, and other inter
ests of the State, would perish the
moment protection against foreign
manufactures was withdrawn from
them and a "tariff for revenue only"
substituted. Pennsylvania will not
vote for Hancock for that reason alone.
The attention of our readers is
directed to the address in this
issue of the CITIZIN bearing the above
title. Heretofore, about this time of the
year, when the "4th of July" is com
ing around, we made it a point to
hunt up and publish the "Declaration
of Independence," or some other patri
otic matter. But seeing this address of
Hon. Win. H. Koontz, of Somerset,
Pa., we concluded we could not give
anything more timely or more needed
just now. He tells us of the evils ex
isting in our politics, in such a manner I
that we all know to be true. He then
points out the remedies; and the duty
of all good citizens to attend the pri
mary meetings and Conventions, as
the great remedy. By this way only
can "machine" and machine politicians
be defeated in their plots. Very recent
experience demonstrates that rings and
machines can be broken up, and will
fee broken up in the future, if the
great mass of the roters of both and all
parties take the proper interest in our
politics that they should take. We
publish this address to aid, in our fee
ble way, in encouraging good men and
good practices in our politics, and say
j,o all—read it.
FAIRVIEW TO THE FRONT.
The Republicans of Fairview Bor
ough, this county, formed a Garfield
and Arthur Club on Friday, '2sth inst.,
being the third formed in the county.
Thomas Ilavs was chosen President
of the Club, 11. C. Birchard, Vice Pres
ident; Thos. Gibson, Treasurer ; W. C.
Adams, Jr. Secretary; J. W. Hamp
shire, Captain ; G. C. Maxwell, First
Lieutenant and W. C. Asanas, Second
Lieutenant. The meeting was ad
dressed by Mr. Conway. 21 names
were obtained for the cause. The Club
adjourned to meet Monday evening
last when it was expected the mem
bership would be increased to 75. The
above statement is from the Secretary,
The Democratic National Conven
tion at Cincinnati last week ended its
labors by nominating Gen. \\ infield S.
Hancock, of Pennsylvania, as their
cmdidate for next President, and Wm.
H. English, of the State of Indiana, for
Vice President. Gen. Hancock was
nominated on the second ballot taken,
receiving nearly the unanimous vote of
Of Gen. Hancock as a soldier,
naught can be said but what is good.
All concede that. But of Gen. Han
cock as a candidate of the Democratic
party, much can and doubtless will be
said. A principal objection to him will
be, that he is purely a soldier, taken
from the Regular Army, and hence
without experience in the civil affairs
of the Government. Heretofore and for
years past it has been the complaint of
the Democrats that the Republicans
made use of the services aud fame of
military men, and they denounced it as
unsafe for the liberties of the people.
But recently they joined in warning
against Gen. Grant. Now they seek to
be "The Boys in Blue," and to don the
uniform and the sword. In this new
dress they appear at once awkward
and out of place. The Republicans
sought, after the late war, to honor sol
diers for their services to the Union
cause, but Gen. Hancock's first and
principal supporters for this nomination
came from the South. However, with
a candidato of the broad experience
and ripe Statesmanship of Gen. Gar
field the Republicans need not fear the
result of the coming contest. What
may now look like a strong nomination
by the Democrats may in the eud prove
a very weak one to them. The memor
able case of the nomination of Gen.
Scott by the Whigs, in 1852, who
when nominated it was thought would
carrv everything before him, but who
received the vote of but four States in
the Union, may be the case with Gen.
Hancock next November.
The Republicans of Mercer county
met in county convention at Mercer
on Tuesday of last week, 22, inst, and
put in nomination the following ticket:
Congress, Samuel H. Miller, Esq.,
Senate, H. S. Blatt; Assembly, Thos.
Perry, S. M. Loveland and W. R.
Mr. Miller was nominated for Con
gress by acclamation, Mr. Wm. Achre,
his competitor for the nomination in
that County, having withdrawn his
name from before the Convention after
its meeting. Mr. Miller is thus unani
mously presented by his county.
The whole three counties of this
Congressional district having now
held their County Conventions and
named their candidates, the next thing
in order will be the meeting of the dis
trict conference, for the purpose of de
termining the nominee for the district.
The candidates of the diff'-rent coun
ties are as follows : Butler, J. I). Mc-
Junkin, Esq.; Mercer, S. H. Miller,
Esq.; Crawford, Col. W.B.Roberts
and Hon. S. B. Dick. It will be seen
there are two gentlemen in Crawford
county claiming to be the regular nom
inee of that county, and we therefore
give both their names as above. This
arises from an unfortunate trouble had
in the Convention of that county, and
the rights of the two claimants we pre
sume will have to be decided by the
other counties of the district at the dis
trict conference. The vote in Crawford
county on Congress it seems was close
between Messrs. Roberts and Dick and
the Return Judges to the Convention
were about equally divided on ques
tions that came before them affecting
the regularity of the returns from cer
tain districts, the result of which was
that each of the candidates, Dick and
Roberts, were declared by their friends
in the Convention as the regular nom
inee. It is to be regretted that they
could not, by a decisive vote, have de
cided all matters while in Convention,
as was done in this county. Their
trouble appears to arise from the fact
that they were about equally divided
on certain questions and votes in their
Convention. We hope however this
trouble in that county will not prevent
a united agreement upon a candidate
for the district.
The Census book of Butler bor
ough has not yet been returned but Esq.
Anderson informs us that the names will add
up to over 3,100. If the census had been taken
a few years ago it would likely have been over
4.000. In 1870 our population was 1,935, and
J. K. Mctjuintion was enumerator. In 1800,
Mr. (_}. W. Crozier was the enumerator or as
sistant Marshall as it wan called then, for But
ler borough and Butler, Centre, Concord ami
Worth township, but the aggregates are not
given on the returns.
Four houses in this town were en
tered and burglarized last Saturday night, but
outside of getting something to eat we have not
heard of their getting anything valuable, ex
cepting about *9 from Mrs. Eli Miller's dress
pocket. One of the houses entered was Mr.
Fry's, next door to Miller's on Jefferson street.
Mrs Frv noticed one of the burglars in their
bed-room, but supposing that it was their boy
walking in his sleep, did not awaken her hus
band until it was too late to catch the burglar.
The next day they picked up a handful of
burned matches with which the burglars hail
been lighting their way through the house.
Some of the houses were entered by way of the
cellar, the others by way of a window.
♦ lpU».t 3uit«> 3G, 1380.
THE DEMOCRATS RATIFY.
Upon the receipt of the news of the
nomination of (Jen. Hancock, as their
candidate for President, the Democrat
of this place concluded to ratify the
same, and for that purpose duly as
sembled in front of the Lowry House,
last Thursday eve 'g with music and all
things in regulation order.
Capt. Zeigler of the Herald had tl e
honor of the first call to address the
meeting. This honor was accorded
him as one of the rivals of Gen. Han
cock for the Cincinnati nomination,
which fact however the Captain mod
estly refrained from alluding to. The
news of his candidacy, h ; s friends al
lege, did not reach Cincinnati in time,
else it is possible he might have car
ried off the nomination given to Han
cock. This is accounted for by some
from the fact that the letter "Z," being
the first letter of his name, but the last
one in the alphabet, was so low down
as not to be reached in the Conven
tion. Had it been higher up he might
have been an "A, No. 1," candidate,
as he certainly is. The Captain how
ever fully endorsed Gen. Hancock, his
successful rival, and made about the
best speech we ever heard him make,
the only novel feature being that it
was a Tilden speech. He declared that
the Democrats this year would rebuke
the alleged "fraud" of four years ago
when Mr. Tilden was deprived of the
Presidency, but some of his listeners
wondered how it was, if that be true,
that Mr. Tilden was not again the can
didate 111 order that the alleged fraud
might be thus rebuked in his person.
The Captain did not mention the Credit
Hon. L. Z. Mitchell was the next
speaker. lie congratulated himself and
audience upon the selection of Geu.
Hancock; was pleased all over witb
the nomination, nnd seemed to think
they had got the very man now they
wanted, to beat the Republicans. He
eulogized Gen. Hancock as a hero in
the late war for the suppression of the
Rebellion. And here weinay say that
no Republican during this coming
campaign need, nor indeed can, cnll in
question Gen. Hancock's good military
record and fine soldierly conduct dur
ing the late war. All admit that. But
the General belongs to the Regular
Army —was educated aiid trained by
the Government for a soldier, and was
therefore only in the line of duty when
iu the service in any war. That is his
business and duty. Gen. Garfield, the
Republican nominee, on the other hand,
was a volunteer in the military service
of the Government. And here is where
we think Mr. Mitchell made a bad ar
gument, in alluding to Gen. Garfield
resigning his commission in the army
to take the seat in Congress his con
stituents had elected him to while in
the service and in the field. The people
had a right to his services in Congress
and they chose him without any agen
cy or personal effort on his part. He
served however in the army until the
last day upon which it was necessary
for him to go and fill the se.it to which
he had been chosen. Would not Mr.
Mitchell have done the same? But the
po'.nt in this matter is, that Gen. Gar
field was a citizen soldier, volunteer
ing as a patriot, while Gen. Hancock
was a member of the regular army,
serving under orders.
Samuel P. Irvin, Esq., was, to the
surprise of some present, the next
speaker called upon and threw a wet
blanket upon the proceedings by pitch,
ing into both parties. He said he re
joiced in the action of both the Chicago
and the Cincinnati Conventions, in
that the "rings" had been defeated in
both, which was a good and true re
mark, but he did not say he would
vote for Hancock, and as he has ex
plicitly aud frequently said he would
vote for Garfield since his nomination,
we take it, a mistake was made in call
ing out Mr. Irvin. lie closed by saying
he had not his mind fully made up as
to whom he would support, but would
look over the whole ground and then
Maj. John B. Butler was the next
speaker called out, but we left shortly
after. We understand he was proceed
ing to say something about the hang
ing of Mrs, Surratt when the band
struck up a tune and the Major re
tired. _ _
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men that the same rules of honorable
conduct which govern in the ordinary
transactions of life must be rigidly ad
hered to and observed in the conduct
of political affairs.
PRIVATE VS. POLITICAL LIFE.
What, shall it be said that a man
should be punctilious in the observance
of that which the highest sense of
honor dictates to him in private trans
actions, and yet be morally indiffer
ent to that which effects the interest of
the whole country! That he shall
scorn meanness and trickery iu all the
private affairs of life, and yet quietly
wink at them when the destinies of a
great nation hang in the balance !
This is a monstrous perversion of mor
ality, and sooner it is determined by
men of all political parties, that trick
ery and chicanery of all sorts are to be
discountenanced in political matters,
the better it will be for the country. A
man might just as well be extremely
cautious that some petty interest be
preserved intact from injury and yet
unmindful if a planet were to drop
from its sphere.
HRIBERY AND URIBE TAKING.
Then come the offenses of bribery
and bribe taking; bribing legislative
officers, which to the credit of the
country and the credit of our common
humanity arc of rare occurrence ; but
notwithstanding the fact that the late
constitutional convention in this State
endeavored to hedge around the busi
ness of legislation with all possible
safeguards, the recent couviction of
several prominent persons for bribery
has cast a stain upon our grand old
Coin mon wealth.
THE ILLEGAL BALLOT.
Another evil iu our system of poli
tics is the illegal intorf rence with the
ballot. The ballot is the distinguished
feature between our government and
of nearly all others. In some coun
tries the ballot is permitted, but no
where so freely allowed as here, where
every adult male citizen (Indians ex
cepted) is allowed to cast his ballot, so
that on elect : on day the good and bad,
the rich and poor, the high and low,
the white and black, the wise aud un
wise, the sober and otherwise, throw
their ballots into the box. and out of it
there comes that which determines
who shall be legislative, executive and
judicial officers, whose duty it is to
make, execute and expound the laws
for a great people. The ballot being an
instrumentality by which our public
affairs are guided, it is of the utmost
importance that it lie kept pure ; that
none but honest votes go into the box,
and that an honest count of the votes
be made .and returned. To tamper with
the ballot is a high crime against free
government anil the highest form ot
civilization. So sacred is the ballot un
der our form of government, that to
tamper with it ought to be made an of
fense as odious as treason, for it is
nothing short of treason to the country
to strike at the very root of our insti
tutions. It should be the duty of all
political parties to see to it that the
ballot box is kept pure ; that the whole
machinery of our elective system is
kept free lrom the taint; because as
long as it is possible to pollute it, either
by- stuffing it with illegal votes, or fal
sifving the count, that long is it pos
sible for the dishonest and wicked to
overpower the honest and law-abiding,
and to carry out their nefarious
schemes, and thus bring the nation in
to contempt and dishonor.
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION.
Take, for example, the last Presi
dential contest and see what a specta
cle we presented to the other nations of
the world It was in the centennial)
year of the nation's life. We had in. l
vited the other nations of the world to
our shores to vie with us in one of
those grand expositions in which the
genius, the skill aud handicraft of all
the nations of the world were exhib
ited in generous rivalry. We were ex
ultant because of our national prosper
ity—because of our marvelous produc
tions, which, coming from the young
est of the nations, were in many re3r
pects equal, and in others superior, to
the other natious of the world. We
were exultant because of the vastness
of our country and its wonderful re
sources. Hut over and above all, that
which most thrilled the heart of the
American oilmen was the fact that
here there was larger liberty of person,
more freedom of thought and action ;
that this great republic, extending over
its vast borders, was the people's own
government, owned and controlled by
them without the intervention of em
perors, kings and nobies; and that this,
government, having reached the hun
dredth year of its existence and having
withstood the trials and shocks of a
century, was proof against all the dan
ger of tiie future. That was the thought
that captivated tke Iwfti'ts tfiit} miijdsof
the American people.
But alas ! how soon was mortifica
tion and shame to follow our exalta
tion and pride. The election over, and
in doubt which party had succeeded.
Ii was manifest that it was so close
that shrewd management might turn
the scales eithe.- way. Then followed a
series of acts which make one of the
dark pages In our history. Crimina
tion and recrimination by both parties,
as to the ways employed in the election,
by the intimidation of voters, in corrupt
dealing with the ballot box, in the fal
sification and rejection of returns, and
the alleged attempts to purchase the
votes of electors; and although we had
just been boasting, that as our govern
ment had stood for a hundred years, it
was so firmly established that *it could
withstand the shocks of the future, we
were almost precipitated into a revolu
tion, which might havo ended in the
overthrow of our government. Hap
pily the disaster was averted by the
prudence and skill of our legislators of
both political parties, but even now,
with this terrible experience, and al
though few years have elapsed since
its occurrence, we have, as ye;, no law
upon the statute book providing for a
like emergency. So that with all our
vanity as to our superior institutions,
all our boasting abont our government,
and our shrewdness as a people over
and above those of all other nations of
the earth in particular, and the rest of
mankind in general, we haven't yet
learned how to count in a President in
a contested case without the charge of
cheating in the count.
1 would urge, then, that one of the
highest duties of every American citi
zen is to see to it that the ballot is
safely guarded. That little slip of pa
per which every voter takes into his
hands on election day is a force more
potent in the affairs of the world than
all the iron-clad fleets that ride the
waters, or the mightiest armies that
causes to quake with the march of their
advancing squadrons. A more strip of
paper it is more potent than the edicts
of kings and emperors. Light as a feath
er it is yet strong enough to bear the
superstructure of the mightiest govern
ment ever erected upon the planet.
Abused and maltreated as it has been,
it is yet the only hope of the raco for ul
timate emancipation from the wrongs
that have been intlicted upon humani
ty by tyrants and oppressors in the
ages of the past.
The English are fostering it, by grad
ually extending the elective franchise ;
the French have at least secured a He
publican form of Government; but
Socialism threatens Germany and Ni
hilisui hangs like a thunder cloud over
Russia, and the fact that nearly all the
sovereigns of Europe have been shot
at, or their assassination attempted iu
one form or another, only verifies the
adage that, "Uneasy rests the head
that wears a crown."
THE BALLOT, NOT TIIE BULLET.
The ballot, aud not the bullet, will
remedy these troubles. Then,
while other nations are struggling for
it, let it be our special duty to foster
it, and make it indeed aud in truth,
"A weapon which comes down as still
As snowflakes fail upon the sod,
Yet executes a freeman's will
As lightning does the will of God."
Another disagreeable feature of our
system of polities is the manner in
which appointments to office are made
by the president and confirmed by the
Senate, by which office is dealt out as
a reward for political services. If the
President and the Senate are of the
same political party, the executive is
frequently hampered by Senatorial and
Congressional interference, and in turn j
Senators find Congressmen are bar- ;
assed with the claims of office-seekers,
and much of their valuable time taken |
away from their legitimate duties.
The fierce struggles caused by the des
titution of such an immense number
of officers, tie frequent appointment of
persons totally unfit, the injury caused
thereby to the public service, has
caused a general demand for Civil Ser
vice Reform, and both political parties
have been compelled to make it a prom
inent feature of their platforms.
If the President and Senate are of
different political parties, then comes
the tug of war ; not a war, however,
as to fitness and competency of ap
pointees ; not as to what should be
done for the best interests of the coun
try ; but pnrely aud solely for the
flesh pots and camp kettles. In the
conflict between Andrew Johnson and
the Senate of the United States, there
were occurrences which would have
been more suitable in a horse trade
than between the Executive of the na
tion and one of the highest delibera
tive bodies in the world.
THE DANGER OF COMMUNISM.
Another evil to which I will advert
is the tendency of political parties to
cater to the spirit of communism,
which has been growing to an alarm
ing extent in this country, and which
culminated a few years ago in an out
break of lawlessness and violence, dur
ing which several of the railroads of
the country were seiz'd, some of our
large cities controlled for a brief period
by mob law, and millions of private
property destroyed. It was a humil
iating spectacle indeed, coining so soon
after the Centennial Exposition at
Philadelphia, but it was a lesson that
the American people had to learn, and
its teaching should be that all political
parties should denounce everything
tending to encourage communism, or
else receive the jus condemnation of
all honest people.
Among the great bulwarks of Eng
lish liberty transplanted to American
, soil is that of thp right of private pro
perty, and it cannot be interfered with
without underminding the very foun
dation of the government. Take a\Y*Vy
the security that the law now gives to
property, and you take away every in
centive for the exercise of the virtues
of thrift, economy and industry, which
from the basis of a nation's greatness.
THE REMEDIES PROPOSED,
J have thus imperfectly pointed out
some of the evils existing in our sys
tem of politics, not in a carping spirit
and with the view of a pessimist, but
of an optimist rather, anxious only for
that which tends to purify our politics,
and make representative government
something to be held up to the other
nations of the earth as an example
worthy of their imitation. And, in
deed, until something is done to cor
rect theseevils, Republican institutions
will exist largely in name only and not
in fa t.
Abraham I/incoln, in that memora
ble speech on the field of Gettysburg,
enunciated the doctrine that this is a
government "of the people and for the
people." Rut if under our system of
politics a large portion of the people
are excluded from participation in the
priip.aiios, \yhere tfyeir influence v/ould
be most telt in shaping the legislative
and executive policy of the govern
ment; if conventions are manipulated
by a few leading politicians who seek
to perpetuate their own power by a
division of the spoils of office among
their adherents— thpq instead of being
a government of the people and by the
people it is the government of an oli
garchy and held together hy no other
tie than the adhesive power of public
plunder, and all that is needed will
be that a favorable opportunity pre
sent itself for them to break up and de
stroy our representative government,
and preet an imperial one in its stead.
ATTEND TIIK PRIMARIKS.
Do you ask wherein are the reme
dies for tbese evils? I answer, first,
in a full attendance at the primaries
by all good citizens, with a determina
tion on their part to make their influ
ence felt; aecond, the overthrow of
the caucus, aud the methods employed
by profHsed politicians to capture
Sttite and National Conventions;
third, opposition to unlit and unworthy
candidates not only by scratching, but
by voting against them ; fourth, a high
er standard of qualification for office,
which required that the men should be
in every way qualified for the place ;
fifth, every possible safe-guard to
he thrown around the ballot box |
sixth, the abolition of patronage and
the spoils system; seventh, and
last, but not loast, the complete «vnd
entire overthrow of mere machine poli
ticians. Let these things he done, and
our elective system will lie purified and
our country exalted among the nations
of the earth,
THE MOST FAVORED NATION ON EARTH.
That, in spite of these evils, we are
favored above all the other nations of
the earth, should not cause us to be
indifferent as to the future of this coun
try. It is true, as was uttered by
Henry, Lord Brougham, that "Repub
lics have none of these appendage#
which the people have learned abso
lutely to hate, and which a mere nar
row sifting of the account will make
them debit to kingly government: an
insolvent aristocracy; an intolerant
Irerarchy ; a vexatious admisistration
of the law ; mighty standing armies in
peace time ; numerous colonies for pur
poses of patronage aud corruption ; had
laws to hamper trade; unjust prefer
ences to oppress industry ; evil cus
toms to discourage genius."
AN IMPORTANT SUBJECT.
The subject upon which I have at
tempted to address yoi| to-night is one
that comes directly home to every
American citizen. It concerns every
one who has at heart the welfare and
prosperity, the honor and perpetuity of
our free institutions, but especially
does it concern those who are just
coming upon the stage of action.
Students in this honored place of
learning, you are here for the purpose
of equipping yoursolf for the strug
gles before you in the great battle of
life, and no matter what your vocation
may be after you leave this place, yon
cannot escape the duty that rests upon
you as American citizens. You have
doubtless while here acquired large
stores of learning, but in the rough en
counter with the world there will be
much to be learned, and no lesson is
more necessary than the careful
study of our system of government so
as to enable you to help rid it of its
imperfections. As your boat glides
. down the current of life, now floating
[calmly upon its waters, and now toss-
Ed about by adverse waves, the stream
will gradually widen, the banks will
lessen, the landseaj»e will become
broader, and new field* will spread out ,
in fresh and never-ending beauty, and '
thus you will pass on until finally you j
are launched into the great ocean of!
eternity. Rut in all this voyage there
will be 110 higher or greater duty de
volve upon you than to help adminis
ter this great trust of free government;
than to help govern the great Repub
lic o the United States of America.
WORDS OF ADMONITION.
Let me admonish you then to help
guard this sacred trust; to help edu
cate your fellow countrymen up to the
highest standard of American citizen
ship ; to guard the ballot as you would
the apple of your eye
And if all the young men who this
year go forth from the various institu
tions of learning throughout the land
would resolve that they would do all
iu their power to purify American pol
itics, then indeed would wc realize, in
fact, that ideal Republic, seen by the
mental eye of John .Milton, when look
ing down through the vista of time he
"Methinks I see a noble and puis
sant nation rousing herself like a strong
man after sleep, and shakiug her invin
cible locks; methinks I see her as an
eagle, nursing her mighty youth and
kindling her undazzled vision at the
full mid-day beam, purging and un
sealing her oft-abused sight at the
very fountain itself of heavenly radi
At § Cents.
At «S cts., Fine Bleached Muslin,
at 8 cts., Fine Unbleached Muslin,
at 8 cts., Fancy Dress Goods,
at 8 cts., Genuine Russia Crash,
at 8 ets., good Cheviot Shirting, at
HITTER & RALSTON'S.
—LOST BOY. —Last Monday morn
ing Mr. L,con4r4 Suhonok took his youngest boy
aged about four years, to Ins shoe shop on Jef
ferson street, opposite the Postoffice. There,
his boy ami another boy amused themselves at
play iii! near noon, when they wandered off.
When Mr. Se!;cije!; Marted home for dinner his
boy was no where to be seen, but supposing that
he" had gone h.'.tne lie went also, only to find
that his !*>y was not there a;id had not been
there since !l • left. A search was immediately
made for him, which continued all afternoon
ami evening, many of our eiti jer.s an*! almost
all t|ie boy* in, tyw" juiniug in, up till after
nine o'clock, when the lost boy was found at
the place of Mr. Peter Weber, in Butler town
ship, about four miles from town. Mr. Weber
had found him along the road when on his way
home that afternoon and had taken him with
him. Mr. Schenck desires us to thank the peo
ple of the town for their generous help and as
sistance in repoyering his child.
At 15 Ceuts.
At 15 cts., Pure Linen Lawns,
at 15 cts., Fine French Lawua in solid
Black, solid Navy, solid Seal and all
other colors, at
RITTER & RALSTON'S.
MAURI AOEB. ~~
JOHNSTON—UARNHTSQSj—On June »th,
1880, Mr- K. M. Johnston, of Bntler, Pa., to Miss
Jennie Barnctson, of Almond, New York, by
tt« Kev. Scholield, at Angelica, N. Y.
I'ISOR—PISOR—In Centreville, l*a., June
•<J4ih, 1330, by Rev. J. A. Menaul, assisted l>>
Rev. J. £l. Marshall. Joseph W. Pisor and Ma
ry J. Pisor, both of Plain tGrovg, Lawreuce Co.
COOI'ER—June 15.1;80, inCounoqucnessing
township, (North), Mr. John Cooper, aged
abont 72 years.
(JLENN—June 11, IS§O, iR township,
this county, r Win. Ulouij, Sr. aged 79 years,
6 months and '5 (Jays.
CAMPAIGN FLAO?&O E !O.
Beautiful Campaign Radges of the Republi
can and Democratic Candidates.
C A UKIEL.D AL\ HANCOCK
• nit 111/ u...l
ARTHUR, V /1V ENGLISH.
Contaiuiug life-like Photographs of the Can
didates; encased in pretty Miuaiature Gilt
Frames, with pin for attaching to coat or vest.
Active ageti's can make $lO a day selling them,
aud city and country merchants can make a
handsome profit. Price 10 i-t nts e#ch ; 2 lor 15
cents ; 10 lor 50 cents, or 100 for $3.50. Photo
graphs s;iine price as Biidifos. Crayon Portraits
on tinted plate paper. Heroic size by 528,
for 25 cents. Flags all sizes, kinds and prices.
Now is the Harvest time lor agents, and deal
ers. Send for samples and full particulars to
u. S MANUFACTURING C:>.
110 Smithtield street, Pittsburgh, Fa.
DC hi QjflN©procured for all soldiers disabled
• E.l™o|Ullo||| (ho (i. >t. service from :,,| y
pause, also for hen.s lit deceased soldiers. The
slightest disability entitles to pension. Pensions
increased. The laws being more liberal now.
thousands are entitled to higher rates. Bounty
and new discharges procured. Those who an- in
doubt as to whether entitled to anything, should
send i. :i ets. stamps for' circulars of Information."
Address, with stamps. Htoddart & Co. Solicitors
of Claims and Patents. Room 8, St. Cloud Build
ing. Washington, I>. C.
juil3o-3in STODDAItT & CO.
$lO Reward !
Ltolen from thp place of the subscriber in Pine
township, allegheny county, Pa., on the night
of the '2l si. ,>f April, last, a Dark Bay Horse,
weighing about 1,100 or 1,200, a large star in
forehead, one hind foot partly white, sprung
or bow kneed, a scar on upper part of nostril
caused by ui|t which stands open so that you
could lay your linger in, wears bit under
tongue, and scar in upper part of tongue above
bit. The above reward will be paid for his re
turn in as good condition as when taken.
juo3o-tf Wexford P. 0., Allegheny Co., Pa.
Letters testamentary on the estate of John
Cooper, dee'd, late of Cotinoquenessing town
ship, Butler county, Pennsylvania, having
t-ecn granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said estate
will please make payment and any having
claims against the same will present them duly
authenticated for payment.
ALEXANDER STEWAKT, Executor,
jun3o-(St Whitestown. Pa.
HOLLOW AY'S PILLS. |
Kxercisti your judgment. -A newer and better
philosophy,—To pi|!T down all absurd and anti
quated notions of diseases and its cures, ami to
establish a rational system on the ruins, has been
the chief endeavor of l>r. llolloway through life.
Hence the origin of his celebrated Pills and Oint
ment remedies in keeping with common sense,
because subservient to nature, rather than at
variance with her laws, like those in general use.
To tbe stomach we trace dyspepsia, heapaclie and
general debility ; to the liver, bile, jaundice, and
yellow fever; to the bowels, dlarrho-a. dysentary,
constipation, piles and fl-luly ; to the luims, con
sumption. etc.; lo tip- bi iiMl, scrofula, scurvey,
and all cutaneous eruptions. By keeping these
organs and vital l|i|id pill" ami healthy we may
safely defy the attack* of Ilisc use,and no medicine
vet prepared for this purpo •• can equal tbe action
of these Pills and Ointment, as they dive to the
seat of the disorder, and extirpating Its cause, de
stroy lis effect.
I MPORTANT ("ACTION.- None are genuine un
less the signature of J. H VVDOCK, as agent for the
1 lilted States, surrounds each box of I'llls anil
Ointment. Boxes at & cent i,t>2 cents ami SI each.
. yrr. icre Is consideiable saving bv taking the
larger sizes, I|OI.U>WAY & Co., New York.
BOLLOWATB OINTMENT. |
Possessed of this UKMKDY, every man may be
Ids own Doctor. It may be rubbed into the sys
tem. so as to reach any Internal complaint ; by
these means it cures Sores or Clcers In the
THROAT, STOMACH, IJVKR, SPINK, or other
parts. It is an Infallible Itemedv for BAD I.KIJS,
BAD BUKASTS, Contracted oj Stiff Joints, GOl'T,
RHEUMATISM, and all Skin Diseases.
IMPORTANT CAUTION. -None are genuine un
less the signature of J. HAVIKH'K. as agent for the
United States, surrounds each l>ox of Pills and
Ointmeet. Boxes at 25 cents, ii' 2 cents, and $1
HOLM>WAY & Co., New York.
BRENT GOOD CO.,
Wholesale Agents, NKw YORK.
W. <)'!lN(i liors. . Atlantic Citv, N. J., nearlv opposite the West Jersey and Atlantic
11. K. Depot. St ran _-«<■= will find this House the most convenient to stop at in the City,
its it i * it!; i m a -hurt of the ocean ; rooms large, airy ami comfortable ; table excellent
and term* ivaxtualde. Parties desiring to engage rooms before leaving home, should address J.
it. I>un<-*IV. proprietor, P. <>. 15. 4:?>>.
'lit this i.ut and bring it with you to avoid confusion at the depot. jun23-lm
ESTA HLiISHiCD 1817.
H. Childs & Co,,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IX
BOOTS & SHOES,
133 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Strictly first-class quality Uoods at bottom prices. Send sample order.
Great Success of Low Prices,
ROSEHBAH & CO.,
Mammoth Trimming and Millinery Stores,
Mq?. tl4 and! tt@ Market Street,
Corner of Lil)erty Street, PITTSBURGH, 13A..I 3 A..
Elegant Silk Fringes, 45, 30, 60, 75c, to $2.50 ' Gents' Fine Unlaundried Shirts, our own make,
per yard. 75c, sl, $1.12.
Elegaut"Possementerie Trimming Isc. to $2. fonts' Fine Press Shirts, SI, sl.lO, $1.50 to $2.
1 rimmed Hats, at si, $1.25, $1..-iO, s 2_up to Gauge Underwear, Muslin Underwear all prices.
Trimmed \\ alking Hats, 50, M) and <.> c. Handkerchiefs, large sizes, 10c. up.
Sundowns, 20c., up. Full Regular Half Hose, IS, 25, 37c.
Leghorn Hats, W,75e.,5l : Fayal Hats cheap.! Lftdicß - R lar Balbriggan Hose, 25, 37, 50c.
tine Parasols, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 in., from 62ic ChildreUß | nd Infiintß jfose, Booties, &c.
Lisle o an'i Lace Top Gloves. 34, 45, SO, CO, 75c. Mad. Fay's and Dr. Warned Corsets.
>l. hair Mits, 50, 62, 75c, it, *.1.25, £1.50, to $3. Agents for I- lexible Hip and Bray's Remova-
Kid Gloves, 2, 3, 4, 6 buttons, at all prices. j ble Corsets, all sizes and prices.
Foster Laced Gloves, 3 and 5 hooks, in black. Ribbons, all widths and colors, wholesale and
Laoe Fichus, Lace Ties, 20c, up lo -r'2. I retail.
ORDERS 15V MAIL WILL HAVE PROMPT ATTENTION.
JI[T]XE ? ~
Daily Opening New Silks, Dress Goods, Buntings, Grenadines,
And Seasonable Fabrics, and us onr large active trade enables us to be in posi
tion to take advantage of the MANY BARGAINS offered by importers for
cash at this season, to close their semi-annual accounts, buyers will find it to
thoir financial profit to look through our various departments.
New Lawn Suits. ! Silks, Satins, 45c to $4., of uuusnal interest.
New ISuutings Suits.
New Gingham Suits. The handsome Full Width Lawns, at 81 and
New Ulsters, sl. up. i 10c., and up to the finest French Organdies and
New Jackets'. j Zephyr Ginghams, and the endless variety to
New Satis; d'Lyon Wraps. select from, as well as the unprecedented large
Xew Fancy Beaded Capos. sales during the season attest the merit of this
New (iloves and Hosiery. ! department.
New RilSs, a Fat« and Belts. 1 . I f r « e lot Fast Colored Prints at 5c., and 27-
New Muslin Underwear. lnch Law,ls b ' c -> ,¥lth B oo ' l st y ,es -
New tlossainer and Gauze Underwear. Mosquito and Canopy Nets at popular prices.
New Parasols and Silk Sun Umbrellas, best Extra Bargains in Black Buntings, Black
stvles and absolute bargains, Cashmeres, Tamise Cloth.
Japanse Pr»rft»Un.' Buyers of Black Goods will find all the best
l»ress Uoods. makers of seasonable weights, and inducements.
BO G G H XI HL,
118 and 120 Federal Street, Allegheny.
N. B— Muslin, Sheetings, Linens and Tablings, at reduce<l prices. Extra Bargains in Towels
Testimonials »w received every day by the pro
prietors of SIMMONS 1.1 V KK ItKcri.A'fOK. from
persons of education and promlness from all parts
of the cotintrv attesting to the wonderful curative
proiierties of this great medicine. No other prep
aration hut the Regulator has ever I discovered
that would effectually cure Dysjiepsla and its
kindred evils, and restore the patient to a perfectly
healthy condition of body and mind. The rapidly
Increasing demand for this medicine and our lame
sales in consequence, is indeed sufficient evidence
in Itself of It* (treat popularity.
' It can be used any time without fear by the most
delicate persons. ' No matter what the ailing, and
may be given to children with perfect safety, as no
bail resiuts follow lis r.se, dolus impossible injury.
As a mild toiiin. u'-iitic Laxitiv k and harmless
Invig<>rai|t it is infinitely superior to any known
reined v for
MAL.VUIOUS Kl VK.ItS, liOWKL. COMI'LA I NTS.
JAI XDICK, COI.If, lIKSTI.KN KKS,
M KST.M. HK.I'KKSSION, SICK HKAKACHK
CO.N'STII'ATIOX, NAISKA. LULIOFSNKSS,
Read llie following names of persons well and
widely known, who testify to the valuable proper
lies Of SIMMONH 1.1 VEH ItKUUI.ATOR l>lt MKKI
Hon. Alex. H. Stephens ; Johll W. Bcckwith,
Bishop cif (Seorgia ; (ieu. John I!. Gordon, U.S.
Senator ; Hon. John (iill Shorter ; lit. Rev. Bishop
Pierce ; .1. Edgar Thompson ; lion. li. Kill ; lion.
John C. Breckinridge ; I'rof. David Wills, 1). !>.:
Hiram Warner. Chief Justlee of (ia ; l.ewis Won
der. Assist. i\ M., I'liila., and many others from
whom we have letters commenting upon Ihisinea
leine as a most valuable household remedy.
Its low price places it within the reach of all be
tlicy rich or |n>or. If you are suffering and can
not And relief. procure at once Truiii your Druggist
a bottle of Regulator. Hive It a fair trial and it
will nut only afford relief, but iK imanently cure
you. It Is without a single exception
I Tile Chea|i«-»t. Purest mill Brat Family
Medicine In the world 1
ORIGINAL AN|> UKN'I'INK.
M \NI*KAI'TI'ItKI» ONI.Y IIV
J. 11. ZEILI.V, A- r».
Price, 91. Sold by all Drugglki*,
wound, disease or injury, is entitled to a pension,
t'enslons date back to time of discharge or death
of soldier. Claims of all descriptions prosecuted.
Copies of lost discharges obtained. Claims filed by
Attorneys who have since died, or from other
causes have ceased to practice, finished without
deiav. Address, with stamp,
H. S. BKRI.IN & CO.. Attorneys,
my2C-am] I'. O. Box, 592, Washington, I>. C.
A ocrUin, for every
ache and pain. It gives instant and perman
ent relief, and may be u««l as a liniment If
desired! HARRIS A KWINO.
Wholesale Druggists, l'ltuburgtv.
For Diarrha-a, livtenterjr, Clml-'ra Morbus. Vomit
ing, Sour Stomach, Sick Headache, Indigestion, and
all dlaeasea of the stomach and Howell.
BAMUB * tWmO. WtHVurgU. '
(Successor to W. P. MARSHALL.)
Me, f34 WOOQ STRUT.
Entirely Now Stock; Latest Styles ; Artistic
Destgns ; Most Approved Col rs.
Combine the choicest cathartic principles
in medicine, in proportions accurately ad
justed to secure activity, certainty, and
uniformity of effect. They are the result
of years of careful study and practical ex
periment, and are the most effectual rem
edy yet discovered for diseases caused by
derangement of the stomach, liver, ana
bowels, which require prompt and effectual
treatment. AYER'S PILLS are specially
applicable to this class of diseases. They
act directly on the digestive and assimi
lative processes, and restore regular
healthy action. Their extensive use by
physicians in their practice, and by all
civilized nations, is one of the many
proofs of their value as a safe, sure, and
perfectly reliable purgative medicine.
Being compounded of the concentrated
virtues of purely vegetable substances,
they are positively free from calomel or
any injurious properties, and can be admin
istered to children with perfect safety.
AVER'S PILLS are an effectual cure for
Constipation or Costiveness, Indiges
tion, Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite,
Foul Stomach and Breath, Dizziness,
Headache, Loss of Memoir, Numbness,
Biliousness, Jaundice, Rheumatism,
Eruptions and Skin Diseases, Dropsy,
Tumors, Worms, Neuralgia, Colic,
Gripes, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Gout.
Piles, Disorders of the liver, and all
other diseases resulting from a disordered
atate of the digestive apparatus.
As a Dinner Pill they have no equal.
While gentle in their action, these PILLS
are the most thorough and searching cathar
tic that can be employed, and never give
pain unless the bowels are inflamed, and
then their influence is healing. They stimu.
late the appetite and digestive organs: ffley
operate to purify and enrich the blood, and
ini)>art renewed health and vigor to the
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.,
Practical and Analytical Chemists,
SOLO BY ALL DBUUGJ3TS EVBBYWHIBB.
Puff and Switches in stock and made
to order on short notice, at
Next door to D. H. Wuller's Drug
Store, Butler, Pa. my2-6m.