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Address BUT MER CITIZBN.
BUTI.HH, KAKNS CITT AND PA.KKKR RAII.ROAD
Triibs leave Butler for Bt. Joe, Millerstown,
Karns City, Petrolin, Parker, etc., at 7.27 a. m.,
and 2.25 and 7.25 p. in.
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
points at 7.".7 a. m., anu 2.15, and 7.15 p. m.
The 2.15 tiain connects with train on the West
Peun road through to Pittsburgh.
SHENAMGO AND ALLKOHKNT RAII.HOAD
Trains leave Hiliiard's Mill, Butler county,
for Hnrrisville, Greenville, etc., at 7.50 a. m.
and 2.25 p. ra.
Trains arrive at Hiliiard's Mills at 1:45 A, M.,
and 5:55 p. m. „
Hacks to and from Petrolia, Mnrttnsburg,
Fairview, Modoc and Tiontuian, connect at Ilil
lard with all trains on the 8 & A road.
Trains leave butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.06 a. m., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 9.01 a. m. This train con
nect a at Freeport with Frcoport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. m.,
Exj>rcts at 7.21 a. m , connecting at Butler
Jun< ii<'U, without cbauge of cars, at 8.26 with
Kxpiess west, arriving In Allegheny at U.SS
a. iu., and Express east arriving at Blairsvllle
at 11 00 a. m. railroad tiino.
Mail at 2.30 p. m., connectlnc at Butler Junc
tion without change ot care, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 536 p. in., and Ex
press cast arriving at Blairevlile Intersection
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, whii-h connects w'th
Philadelphia Express east, when on time.
The 7.21 a. m. train connects at Blairsvillo
at 11.05 a. ui. with the Mail east, and the 2.30
p.m. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
Trains arrive at Butler ou West Penn K. R. at
9.51 a. m., 5 06 and 7.20 p. in., Butler lime. The
a 51 and 5.06 traina connect with trains on
the Butler <fe Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives
m Butler at 11.11 a. m., conuecting with train
Through trains leave Pittsburgh tor the Eaet
at 2.50 and 8.26 a. in. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
j>. m. and 3.00, 7.0 and 7.40 a. m.; at Bultimore
about the some t:me, at New York three hours
later, anil at Washington about one and a ball
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
my2l-ly] BUTLER. FA.
0 1/ WALDRON. Omduate of the Phil-
K adelphia Dental College, is prepared
• II ■to do anything in the line of hi*
profession lu a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stairs, apll
LAND FOR SALE.
A handsome six-room frame house, located
on Bluff street, northwestern part of Butler.
Lot 50x176. All necessary outhuildings.
TERMS— Or.e-:hlrd cash and balance In four
equal annual payments, inquire at this office.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R. Hutch
ison.iu the northeast comer of Middlesex town
ship, Butler county. Pa . is now offered for sale,
low. Inquire of W. K. FRISBEE, ou the prem
$5 will buy a one-half interest in a good bus
iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing about farming preferred. An honest man
with the above amount will do well to address
by letter. SMITH JOHNS, care 8. M. James,
t»:i Liberty street, Pitt-burgh, Pa. |au27-ly
/ETNA INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HAKTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
J.osscs paid In 61 yearn, $51,000,000.
J. T. McJUNKIN <fe SUN, A-rents,
jan2Sly Jtttcrson street, butler, Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
G. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT.
WJI. CAMPBELL, TREASURES
H. C. HEINEMAN, SECRETARY.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Helmboldt,
William Campbell, J. W. Burkbart,
A. Trout man, Jacol> Schoenc,
G. C. Roessiug, John Oaldwell,
Dr. VV. lrvln, W. W. Dodds,
J. W. Christy H. C. Heineman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen. Ae't-
HEIRT O. HALE,
HIE MERCHANT TAILOR,
COR. PENN and SIXTH STREETB,
[Successor to A. C. Roessing A Bro.]
QRAIN, FLOUR, FEED, OIL,
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID IN
FOR GRAIN OF ALL KINDS.
PENSIONS ! have'been disabled In
the U. 8. service. LAW EXPIRES JULY Ist,
1880, for ARREARS. PENSIONS INCREAS
ED. Thousands of Pensioners are rated too low.
BOUNTY AND NEW DISCHARGES PRO
CURED. Information freely given. Send
stamp for blanks. Address.
STODDART & CO.,
Room F, St. Cloud Building, Washington, D. C.
Persons desiring to have their Old Furniture
repaired, or New Work made to order, such as
Music Stands. Book Cases, Wardrobes, Office
Desks, Office Tables, Ac., would do well to call on
A. 13. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker.
I hold that a piece of furniture made by hand
»worth two made by machinery, and will cost
Dut little more, it any. Then why not have hand
made ? All work made in the latest styles and
of the best material. I guarantee entire sat
isfaction in stvle, workmanship and price. Give
me a call. Shop on Mifflin street, four doors
west of Main street, and opposite A. Troutman's
store, Butler, Pa. sepl7-ly
BAUER & BAXTER,
Lively, Sale and Feed Stables,
REAR OF VOGELEY HOUSE,
Jun9-3m BUTLER, PA.
tn 4(5 ft P er day at home Samples worth
Y" l " yZ 1 ' t5 free. Address STWSOW A Co.,
Portland, Maine. deoß-ly
BOOTS and SHOES
Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa.
I have just received my entire Spring and Summer stock of BOOTS and
SHOES direct from the manufacturer, aud am able to sell them at
and a great many lines at LOWER PRICES THAN ER.
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 and FINDINGS will be found in my store in superior
quality and at lowest market rates.
|C»g~All goods warranted as represented. A¥j. RUFF".
CARPETS F OIL CLOTHS !~ MATIUIGS' STAIK RODS
S NEW STOCK! NEW STOCK! >
1 HECK & PATTERSON'S §
J NEW CARPET ROOM <
03 NOW OPEN I "
Sfcuttfc QlJattitag c
Duffy's Block, «eptao-tf ISntler, Pa. X
ISOAA ISIVW I SHJLOIO NO ISXAJAVO
Time of Holding Courts.
The several Courts of the county of Butler
commence on the fiiut Monday of March, June,
September and December, and coutinue two
weeks, or so long as in cessary to dispone of the
business. No causes are put down for trial or
traverse jurors t-umuioiied for the first week of
the sevei al terms.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office with I< Z- Mitchell. Diamond.
a tm tcun ntngh a m,
Office in Brady's Lsw Building. Butler, Pa.
S. H. PIERSOL. ~~
Offico on N. E. corner Diamond, Kiddle build
Office on N. E. corner Diamond. novl2
WAI. H. LUSK,
Office with W H. H Riddle. Esq.
Office on Diamond, near Court House, south
E. I. BRUGH,
Office in Riddle's Law Building.
Office in Riddle's Law Building. [marß'76
J. R WcJUNKm
Bpecial attention Riven to collections OHic>
opposite Wiliard House.
JOSEPH B. BRED IN,
Office north-east corner of Diamond, Butlci
H. H. GOUCHER, "
Office in Schneideman's building, upstaiis.
Office near Court House. r -' 74
ebl7-75 Office in Berg's building
Office In Bredin building- mar!7—t
' FERD REIBER,
Office In Berg's new building, Main street.apfl)
F. M. E AST MAN,
Office in Bredin building.
Office Main street, 1 door sonth of Court House
JOS. C. VANDERLIN,
Office Main street, 1 door south of Court House.
Win A. FORQUEIi;
•7" Office on Main street, opposite Yogeley
GEO. R. VVTITTET -
Office N. E. corner of Diamond
FRANCIS S I'UKVI ANCE,
Office with Gen. J. N. I'urviance, Main street,
south of Court House.
Office In Bchneidemau's building, west side ol
Main street, 2nd square from Court House.
A. G. WILLIAMS,
Office on Diamond, two doors west of CITIZEN
T. C. CAMPBELL, "
Office in Berg's new building, 2d floor, east
side Main st., a few doors south of Lowr)
CA. & U.SULLIVAN; '
may 7 Office S. W. cor of Diamond.
" BLACK <fc BRO7^~
Office on Main street, one door south o>
Hrady Block, Butler. Pa. (Sep. 2, 1874.
JOHN M MILLER & liRO
Office in Brady's Law Building, Main street,
south of Court House. ECJOENK G. MILLER,
Notary Public. Juu4 ly
~ THOMAS ROBINSON,
JOHN H. NEGLEY^
f9"Gives particular attention to transaction*
ia real estate throughout the county.
OFFICE ON DIAMOND, NEAB COCUT HOUSE, IN
E. R. ECKLEV, KENNEDY MAHSBALL.
(Late of Ohio.)
ECKLEY & MARSHALL.
Office in Brady's Law Building. 5ept.9,74
C G. CHRISTIE,
Attorney at Law. Legal business carefully
transacted. Collections made and promptly
remitted. Business correspondence promptly
attended to and answered.
Office opposite Lowry House, Butler, Pa.
McSWEENY & McSWEENY,
Smethport and Bradford, Pa.
Petroiia, Butler county, Pa. |]nS
WILLIAM R. CONN~
Office in Brawley House,
GREECE CITY. |Juue7-ly
M. C. BENEDICT,
jan6 tf Petroiia, Butler 00., Pa
GRAND BOULEVARD HOTEL.
Corner 59th St. & Broadway,
On Both American and European Plans.
Fronting on Central Park, the Grand Boulevard,
Broadway and Fifty-Ninth St., this Hotel occu
pies the "entire square, and was built and fur
nished at an cx|>euse of over £MX),OOO. It is one of
the most elegant as well as being the finest lo
cated in the city ; hits a passenger Elevator and
all modern improvements, and is within one
square of the depots of the Sixlh and Eighth
Avenue Elevated ft. fi. cars and still nearer to the
Broadway cars—convenient and accessible from
all parts'of the city. Rooms with board. $2 per
day. Special rates for families and permanent
guests. E. HASKELL, Proprietor.
On Diamond, near Court House,
H. EITENMILLER, - - - PBOI-HIETOB.
Tliis house has been newly furnished and pa
pered. and the accommodations are good.
Stabling in connection.
~ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
On the European 3?lan
-54 to 66 North Third Street,
Single Rooms 50c., 75c. and $1 per
O. IT*. Schneck, Proprietor.
Excellent Dining room furnished
with the best, and at reasonable rates.
JjgT'Cars for all Railroad Depots
within a convenient distance.
CORTLANDT BTKEGT, NEAB BB DWAI,
HOTCHKISS <fc POND, - - Prop'rs.
ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN.
The restaurant, cale and lunch room attached
arc unsurpassed for cheapness and excellence of
service Rooms 50 ctn. to $2 per day. S3 to #lO
per week. Convenient to all ferries and city
railroads. NKW FCBNITOEE, NEW MANAGE
-p HE SBHREII'-EU 110 USE.
L NICKLAS, Prop'.,
MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA.
Having taken p-.»ef>»ion of the above well
kcown Hotel, and it being furnished in the
best of style for the accomodation of guests, the
public are respectfully invited to give mo a call.
1 have also possesion of the barn in rear of
hotel, which fumithes excellent stabling, ac
comodations for inv patrons.
JAMES J. CAMPBELL,
Office in Fairview borough, in Telegraph
janls] BALDWIN P. ().. Butler Co., Pa.
Justice of the "Peace,
Main street, opposite I'ostoffice,
jlylfl ZEI.IENOPLE, PA.
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 o(
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Tarns,
and I can recommend them as being very dura
ble, as they are manufactured of pure Butler
county wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be sold at very low
prices. For samples and prices, address,
ju124,'78-ly) Butler, Pa
UilUAilW Swells. Stool, Book, only
$87.50. 8 Stop Organ. Stool, Book, only $53.75.
Pianos, Stool, Cover, Book. #l9O to $255. Illus
trated catalogue free. Address
apl4-3m W. C. BUNNELL, Lewistown, Pa.
The undersigned, surviving executor of Jacob
Shanor, late of Centre township. Butler county,
Pa-, dee'd, will Fell at public sale on the premi
ses, in Centre township, on
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18th, 1880,
al 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, the following
Seveutv-five acres of land, in Centre township,
being that part of the farm of Jacob Shanor,
dee'd. lying east of the graded or Franklin road,
about forty acres cleared and the rest in good
timber, no buildings thereon.
july2B-4t Butler Pa.
BU R JLEE, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. I*Bo
MRS. LYOiA E. PINKHAM.
OF LYNN, MASS.
LYDIA E. FINKHAM'B
The Positive Cnre
For all Female Complaints.
This preparation, as its name signifies, consists of
Vegetable Properties that are harmless to the most del
icate Invalid. Upon ono trial the merits of this Com
ponnd will be recognLuxl, as relief is immediate ; ar.d
when its use Is continued, in ninety-nine coses in a hun
dred, a permanent cure is effected,as thousands will tc»
tify. On account of its proven merits, it is to-day re
commended and preecriix-d by the best physicians in
It will cure entirely the worst form of falling
of the uterus, Leucorrhasi, irregular and puinful
Menstruation, all Ovarian Troubles, Inflammation ar.d
Ulceration, Flooding, all and the con
sequent spinal weakness, and is especially adapted to
the Change of Life. It will dissolve and expel turners
from the uterus in an early stage of development. The
tendency to cancerous humors there is checked wry
speedily by its use.
In fact it has proved to be the great
est and best remedy that has ever been discover
ed. It permeates every portion of the pystem, and gives
new life and vigor. It removes faintness,Hatulcncy, de
stroys all craving for stimulants, and relieves weakness
of the stomach
It cures Bloating, Ileadachcs, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, Sleeplessness, Depression and Indi
gestion. That feeling of bearing down, causing pain,
weight and backache, to always permanently cured by
its use. It will at all times, and under *ll circumst&n
ces, act in harmony with the law that governs the
For Kidney Complaints of either sex this compound
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Ifcprepared at 233 and 235 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass.
Price SI.OO. Six bottles for $5.00. Sent by mail in the
form of pills, also in the form of Lozenges, on receipt
of price, SI.OO, per box, for either. Mrs. PIXKIIAM
fret ly answers all letters of inquiry. Send for pom
phlet. Address as above Mention this paprr.
No family should be without LTDIA H PIXKHAX'
LTVEH PILLS. They cure Constipation, Biliousness,
and Torpidity of the Liver. 25 cents per box
GEO. A. KELLY & CO., General
Agects, Pittsburgh. Pa.
Sold bv D. 11. Wuller, - Butler Pa.
ASK the recovered
dysiyeptics. bilious snf
fyy r,l Ma ferers, victims of fever
flrpjlllti <1 k i» and ague, the mercurial
diseased patient, liow
kl tliey recovered health
clieerful spirits and
good appetite; they
I jpl tell you hy taking
*||Ml if Simmons' LIVER RE<;-
The C)ic*prkt, Purest and Heat Family
Medicine In the world 5
For DYSPKPSIA. CONSTIPATION, Jaundice,
bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHK, Colic. De
pression of Spirits, SOCK STOMCH, Heart Burn,
This unrivalled Southern Remedy Is warranted
not to contain a single particle of" Mkkcuky, or
any injurious mineral substance, but is'
containing those Southern Roots and Herbs,
which an all-wise Providence has placed in coun
tries where I.iver Diseases most prevail. It will
cure Diseases caused by Derangement of the Liver
The SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint are a bit
ter or hail taste 111 Hie mouth ; Pain in the P.ack,
Sides or Joints, often mistaken for Rheumatism ;
Sour Stomach; Loss of Appetite; Bowels alter
nately eostive and lax ; Headache ; Loss of mem
ory, with a painful sensation of having failed to
do something which ought to have been done ;
Debility. Ix>w Spirits, a thick yellow appearance
of the Skin and Eyes, a dry Cough often mistaken
Sometimes many of these symptoms attend the
disease, at others very few ; but the LIVKU, the
larges organ in the body, is generally the seat of
the disease, and if not Regulated iu time, great
suffering, wretchedness and death will ensue.
I can recommend as an efficacious remedy for
disease of the Liver, Heartburn and Dyspepsia,
Simmons' Liver Regulator. LEWIS <i. WINDKK,
LI;£) MASTEK STREET, ASSISTANT POST .MASTER,
"We have tested its virtues, personally, and
know that for Dyspepsia, P.iliousness, and Throb
bing Headache, it Is the best medicine the world
ever saw. We have tried forty other remedies
before Simmons' Liver Regulator, but none of
them have us more than teiuparary relief; but
the Regulator not onlv relieved, but cured us."—
ED. TELECRAI-H AND MESSENGER, Macon, Ga.
MANUFACTURED ONLY RY
J. 11. ZEILIX. A ro.
Price, 01. gold by all Uruggltu.
Ton ARE a you are a
■Br 0 f business, weak- man of let.
©owl by the str&la of terstcilinKovernild
yuur duties at >id WT night work, to res
atlmulantx &n d uit iW lore brain neive and
Hop Bitters. ■ *a»te. use Hop B.
If you are younp an J H suffering from any In
discretion or dissipa ■ tion , if you arc mar
ried or sin#l-<. old or ■young, sufterintr from
l>oorbcalthor loneuivUßlnK on a bed of alclc
xieas, rely on Ho pH Bitters.
Whoever you are, c|3ih Thousands die an
whenerer TOU teei Iff (I nuallyfrow aou.e
that yoll r system iHLJ) form of Kidney
needs i leansinfj, ton-disease that miaht
I nor or stimulating, haTe been pre* enteil
without intoxicating, (IS 1 by a timely use of
take Hop JjSLA Hopßltters
Hare yon dy»- Lr
ptpnia. kidnsy —ijart Q, | (J.
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Ifyouareaim- M Sold by drug*-
IFow enirU.'j I NEVER rcular. I
save your ftj C"A I I H " P "™
I I fo. It has K[A I L ■ ra co *"
saved hun-jB *wk«ur, b. T.
dreds. >3, - A Toronto, Opt. J
BUTLER COJTY Ml
Notice to Depositors and the Public.
MILLEBSTOWN, BUTLER CO., PA. )
The undersigned, composing the firm of H.
L. Taylor & Co.. hereby give notice that they
have sold and transferred all their interest in
the Butler County Hank and its business, to
Dorsey Bros. & Hoyt, and have withdrawn from
said Bank and its business.
Present depositors will be paid on demand at
the Bank at Millerstown, until August Ist,
1880. On and after that date all unpaid depos
its will lie placed to the credit of depositors in
tlie Argvle Sayings Bank, at Petrolia, Pa., and
paid there on demand.
The business of the Butler County Bank will
hereafter be condueted by Dorsey Bros. & Hoyt.
11. L. TAYLOR,
JOHN PITCAIRN, JK.,
• T. S. M('PAULAND.
MILLERSTOWN, PA., July 10, 1880.
The undersigned beg lenve to announce
to the depositors and customers of the
Butler County Bank, also, to the public gener
ally, that they have purchased from H. L. Tay
lor* & Co., the entire busiuess of said Bank ;
that they will continue its business at the same
place, and most respectfully solicit the patron
age of this community.
Mr. H. J. Hoyt, who has been so long identi
fied with the Bank, will continue to be its Cash
ier, and will always take pleasure iu meeting
the banking demands of his patrons, or any who
have occasion to do business with him.
jy2l:6t H. J. HOYT.
JULY 20th, 1880.
N. B. —Since issuing the above, Messrs. Dor
sey Bros. A Hoyt huve associated with them in
the business, Messrs. A. H. Simpson, Joseph
Hartuian and Owen Brady, who concur in the
above solicitation for patronage. '
I \! fWT I'T DL 1 Consumption and Asthma.
ii L'' Ij I'llJui Never yet failed. Address
I with stamp, "HOME," FBOSTBCBO, MD. Li»7 ly
! CAPTURING THE CAPITOL
| Impossible for the Northern Democrats
to Besist their Confederate
[From the Speech of lion. Glenni W. Scofield,
at Warren, l'a., June 21, lisO. "The Pur
pose of the Confederates."]
But, it is said the Northern Demo
crats will resist the Confederate policy.
Possibly to some extent, but I fear it
will be but little. Resistauce under
the circumstances is Dot easy. They
will be in small minority of the party
—out-voted two or three to one in cau
cus. The policy will not be voted up
on as a whole. It will come up piece
by piece and item by item ; with plaus
ible pretexts on each occasion. Before
them will be the persuasive power of
Executive patronage, and behind the
coercive power of caucus. All may
not yield but enough will yield to make
a majority, and excuses aud defences
will be invented to sooth the betrayed
people at home. How has it been in
•the past? Haye they not always sur
rendered to the South ? Did they not in
violation of pledges vote down the
Wilmot proviso that the master might
make California a slave State ? Did
they not against their own conviction
vote for the fugitive slave law because
the masters demanded it ? Did they
not vote to repeal the Missouri Com
promise, that Kansas might be a slave
State, not because they denied it, but
because it was demanded by the solid
South? Did they not suffer the Union
to be dissolved under Buchanan at the
demand of the solid South ? For four
years did they not throw all possible
obstacles in the way of restoration in
the interest of the rebel South ? Did
not they vote against the Homestead
law, and their President, Buchanan,
veto it to please the solid South ?
When iu forty years have the leaders
resisted the dictation of the South ?
Van Buren made some resistance on
the Texas question in 1844 and they
drove him out of the convention and
finally from the par'j. Cass took
ground for the Wilmot proviso and his
early and humiliating recantation was
demanded as the price of an empty
nomination. Douglas having yielded
much refused to yield more, and they
organized a bolt and drove him to his
grave. Every leader from that time
to tbis who has dared to resist the
South has been consigned to private
life or found a home and welcome iu
the Republican party. Tilden declared
against the. Southern claims in 1876
and they have refused him a renomina
Have they not taken Northern can
didates? Yes, to fool out the forty
seven Electoral votes. Why else, did
they not select their owu men ? They
selected them, however, under the two
thirds rule, so that none could be cho
sen by the Northern majority. "A
Northern man with Southern princi
ples," was their motto before the war,
and it is their motto now. They elect
ed a Northern man Speaker of the
House, but took care that the commit
tees that control legislation should be
made up in the interests of the South
Otfr Monongahela river rises in the
South but runs North for a considera
ble distance, then turning southward,
empties its waters in the Southern
Gulf. The Democratic party is like it.
Though its source and strength is in
the South, it holds a northerly course
until after the election, but when Con
gress assembles it makes a short bend
southward and empties the power it
has deceitfully gathered into the Con
federate mielstrom. The roll-call of
slaves on Bunker Hill is not talked of
now, but in its place the South stands
in the halls of Congress and calls the
roll of its Northern helpers. If there
is doubt about the response, a caucus
is .called in which the South has the
majority and acquiescence secured.
During the sessions of the present Con
gress if it was not humiliating, it would
be laughable to notice the frequent
calls for caucus, when a veto or some
unsouthern measure unexpectedly came
It is in this way that the solid South
with its 138 votes and the 47 which
they hope to secure from the North,
propose to dominate the Union.
The antagonism between the inter
ests of the Union and the late Confed
eracy constitutes the leading issue in
this campaign. The Democrats try to
avoid it and get up abstract issues.
They talk about "centralization" and
"State rights." That is the old dodge.
The South has two great staples, cot
ton and State rights. They sell tneir cot
ton to the Republicans and stuff the
Democrats with the other crop. When
Judge Black was taken prisoner by the
Confederates, he asked his captors
what they were fighting for. ' Well,"
said one of them, "I don't exactly know
but if there are any of my rights that
I bavn't got, I want 'em." It is a fair
illustration of the unmeaning clamor
for State lights.
Consider it for a moment. We have
four .governments ; the town, county,
State and United States. The town is
by far the most important. It exercises
more control over our persons, proper
ty, health and liberty than all other
governments combined. It makes the
roads, takes care of the poor, builds
the school house, the bridge, the mar
ket, supplies water and light, puts out
fires, settles our disputes, and guards
our homes. Every day and hour we
feel the protection and restraint of town
law. And if it were not for these Pres
idential elections, a man might spend
his whole time in this country (the
South in the meanwhile keeping the
peace), and never find out there was a
United States Government. Next in
importance comes the couuty, then the
State and last of all the United States.
Each has its duties to perform and
neither can properly interfere with the
other. The constitution of the several
States and of the United States define
these duties very distinctly. There is
no contradiction nor collision. But
when some bill not favorable to the
Confederates is proposed in Cougress
which they cannot oppose on its merits
they raise the cry of "Centralization
and State rights " It is all very good
say the Northern allies, but it ought to
be passed by the States.
When the Republicans passd a law
providing that members of Congress
should bee lected on the same day iu all
the States so as to avoid the possibility
of colonization, they dare not say they
want to colonize votes and so they call
it "Centralization." So when a Re
publican Congress fixed the time and
manner of electing United States Sena
tors, so as to avoid the party tricksters
and frauds often practiced under the
old system, they do not dare to
want an opportunity to commit these
frauds, and so they crv "Centraliza
tion." "State rights," was their cry
when they repealed the Missouri com
promise, although the purpose was to
make Kansas a slave State. So they
voted down the Wilmot proviso to
make California a slave State, but they
shouted for "State rights." They
shouted for "State rights" in 18G1 as
they saw the South seceding under Bu
chanan. And during the whole war
they recorded their votes against Union
legislation cryiDg "State rights," no
"centralization," no "coercion." They
smelled centralization in the greenback
and national currency, in the laws to
protect Northern citizens and the color
ed paople iu the South, and recorded
their votes against them.
So now when they are trying to re
peal the laws which provide against
frauds in the large cities at the Presi
dential elections they do not dare to
avow their purpose to re-enact the
frauds in New York and elsewhere,
and so they declare they are only anx
ious to vindicate State rights ; but un
fortunately for their sincerity, they
have been equally hostile to similar
State legislation. They have always
opposed registration and the prosecu
tion of frauds and forgeries in Natural
ization, and all laws for the protection
and purity of the ballot-box. Only last
April they fought the new constitution
for the State of Indiana mainly because
it provided for an honest election.
When they cry free ballot they meau
They have not always been so fear
ful of centralization. Before the war,
when they contolled the government,
they wielded the whole Federal power
with cruel energy for the propogation
of slavery. They made the whole
North a hunting ground for pretended
fugitives and every Northern man a
slave hunter He was required under
cruel penalties to join the chase when
ever a pursuing master blew his horn.
When the master used the Federal
government to put his heel on the free
thought, free speech and free press of
the North, you heard no Democratic
murmur about State rights and central
ization. It is only when the north is
predominant and proposes measures for
the preservation of the Union, the pur
ity of the ballot box, the protection of
the lives and property of all citizens
alike, that you hear from the Demo
cratic wigwam a loud wail for State
They had no fear of centralization in
1877 when they voted on the Elector
al Commission to set aside the action
of "sovereign States" in the appoint
ment of Electors. They had no fear
of centralization when in the last ses
sion of Congress they arranged the
machinery whereby the vote of a State
in the coming election may be rejected
by a mere party majority. They had
no fear of centralization when in 1879
they created a National Board of Health
with large appropriations to be expend
ed in the South. Nor when in the last
session they agreed to waste $4,000,-
000 -on trafficless streams and harbors
in the South. Their State rights fer
vor cools wonderfully when the South
makes her demands, and waxes hot
only when necessary, humane or Un
nion legislation not in confederate in
terests is proposed.
The northern Democracy have ever
been led into error by their State rights
teachers in the South. They are com
pelled to acknowledge that in every
party issue since the Republican party
was formed a quarter of a century ago,
they have takeu the wrong side. But
while they abandon their positions
year after year, they hold on to their
southern theories which still leads
them into new errors.
They are like the old trapper who
came very often to get the bounty on
wolf scalps. His scalps were always
young. It looked suspicious, and he
was investigated and found to be keep
ing a couple of old breeders and draw
ing bounty on every litter.
"State Rights" aud "centralization"
are the old mischief and treason breed
ers in the South. No matter what
wrong they arc trying to perpetrate,
their Northern apologists appear in
ever campaign with a lot of snarling
cubs in their arms. It was supposed
that the old wolves were dispatched at
Appomattox, but they managed to es
cape, and now their allies are out again
with the cub scalps demanding more
bounty. Let us scalp the breeders in
this section and cease paying tribute
to the South.
Leadville, from an uninhabited spot,
has become a city of 40,000 inhabitants
in less than three years, and has pro
duced in bullion, from January 1, 1879,
to April 1, 1880—fifteen months—sl6,-
147,131, or over one million dollars per
At the beginning of the present cen
tury there were 3,000,000 copies of the
Bible in existence ; since then 116,000,-
000 more have been printed. The fact
that politicians are, if possible, growing
worse and worse is abundant proof they
have been iniudiciously distributed.
A remarkable yield of wheat is re
ported by Robert Everett, of Greene
township, Mercer county. While har
vesting his wheat he discovered 26
heads grown from a single grain, and
counting, found that the 26 heads had
produced 938 grains—one grain pro
duced 938 at one growth. Let some
of our Butler farmers see this and go
enough better to make an even thou
The report is that gas is going out
of fashion in London drawing and din
ing rooms. It is to give place to elec
tric light ? Alas, no! "they have gone
back to oil," because they have just
discovered that gas "ruins pictures and
furniture, blackens curtains and ceil
ings, and poisons the air." To what
great dangers are we Americans ex
posed who use gas so universally !
DEATH OF JUDGE SVQUFFIN.
Meeting of the Butler Bar—Resolu
tions Passed and Proceedings of
Pursuant to previous notice the
members of the Bar of this county as
sembled in the Court House on
Wednesday Aug. 25, at 2 o'clock, to
take action relative to the death of
Hon. Lawrence L. McGuffin, of New
Castle, Lawrence county, Pa., and late
President Judge of this, Butler and
Lawrence counties, Judiiyal district
The meeting was called to order by
Hon. John N. Purviance, on whose
motion his Hon. James Bredin, was
chosen to preside. On motion of Hon
John M. Thompson, J. H. Negley,
Esq, was chosen Secretary of the
On motion of Geu. Purviauce a com
mittee of three was appointed on Res
olutions. The Chair appointed Gen.
Purviance, Hon. Charles MeCandless
and Levingston McQuistion, Esq.,
said committee, who in a short time
reported the following, expressive of
the sense of the Bar.
Resolved, That we have learned
with deep regret the death of our es
teemed and highly respeeted friend,
the Honorable Lawrence L. McGuffin,
and extend our sincere sympathy and
condolence to the family of the de
Resolved, That Judge McGuffin was
a true type of the American citizen,
who by his own individuality and self
reliance raised himself from obscurity
to the front rank of his profession in
his own county and in the State, and
as a just tribute to whose talent the peo
ple promoted him to the bench
Resolved, That during the time he
presided over the Courts of this coun
ty, he endeared himself to the members
of the Bar by his dignity, uprightness
Resolved, That a copy of the forego
ing resolutions be forwarded to the
family of the deceased and be publish
ed in the papers of this county and re
corded on the minutes of this Court.
Gen. Purviance, after reading the
resolutious, made the following re
REMARKS OF GEN. PURVIANCE.
MB. PRESIDENT: —We have met to
pay the last tribute of respect to the
memory of our deceased friend, Judge
McGuffin. I would do violence to the
prompting of my heart were I to re
main silent on an occasion that inspires
feelings of such profound sorrow.
In his personal as well as judicial
course Judge McGuffin stood high in
the respect and confidence of the whole
community, aud was justly esteemed
and upright Judge, a good citizen and
a sincere Christain. His social, genial
nature, endeared him to all our people,
and bis judicial integrity aud imparti
ality gave him a strong hold upon the
coutidence and admiration, not only of
the members of the Bar, but with liti
gants and the people generally. For
these sterling qualities the Bar of
this county honors his memory and ex
tends to bis family in their sore be
reavement their sincere sympathy and
An exemplary characteristic of Judge
McGuffin was tbe genial kindness, the
courtesy, the forbearance w*iich it
seemed to be his pleasure to extend to
the junior members of the Bar. No
rude, no offensive or embarrassing re
marks ever passed his lips, though oc
casion might have justified it, but rath
er by mild suggestions, inspired confi
dence in the young beginner that gave
encouraging hope of future success
The Judge has much to do in forming
the character of the Bar. His kindness
and magnanimity are sympathetic,
and begpts like generous feelings.
I will not rehearse the great labors of
his judicial course during the ten years
he presided over the Courts of this
county, nor shall I iepeat the statistics
of the numerous cases, civil and crimi
nal, that were adjudicated during the
eventful period of his judicial duties.
The Bar is well aware that in no de
cade of years of our county prior to his
judicial term was the business so great
as during his term of office. New and
intricate questions arose, that required
careful thought and laborious research
tor solve them. The old channels were
infrequent and new modes of equity
proceedings were the general practice,
causing manifold and extended labor.
It is accorded to Judge McGuffin - that
in all his official acts he was governed
by an honest desire to administer the
law with perfect impartiality. And to
the unfortunate who came before him
in the criminal Court he upheld the
scales of justice firmly, but ever exer
cised the final sentence, in view, that
mercy is the darling attribute of the
Deity. And we feci gratified to day
that the benificent inllueucc in this res
pect did not cease with him, but has
been followed by his honored success
In his personal as well as his judicial
character, he stood hiyh in the respect
and confidence of the wbo'e communi
ty, and it is with pride that we pay
the tribute justly due to him as an ui>-
right Judge, a good citizen and a
Christian gentleman. His social, genial
nature endeared him to all our people,
and his judicial fairness and integrity
gave him a strong hold upon the con
fidence and admiration, not only of the
members of the Bar, but with litigants,
and the people generally. No inscrip
tion can be written upon the monu
ment of any man that more honors his
memory, if merited, than that he was
an honest man. In it is implied the
noblest qualities that adorn the char
acter of man, and without it there can
be no greatness. Of Judge McGuffin it
may be truly said he was an honest
mail and an upright Judge. And as
such the liar of our county honors
Judge McGuffin had inflexible integ
rity, and that was the fountain of all
the virtues of his character. I had
great admiration for him, and entertain
profound respect for his memory, and I
feel proud to say that I enjoyed his
friendship while he lived, and take the
occasion to add my brief tribute of res
pect to his memory. He was naturally
kind, affable and social. And in all my
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Figure work doable these rate*: additional
charges where weekly or monthly changes are
made Local advertisements 10 fee's per !ui«
for llrst insertion, and 5 cents per hue for each
additional insertion. Marriages and deaths pub
lished free of charge. Obituary notices charged
as a ivort;-* >ments, and payable when handed in
Viulit'int' Notices, t4 ; Executors' and Adminia
trators' Notices, $3 each; Estray, Caution and
Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines,
From the fact that the CITIZEN is the oldea*
established and most extensively circnlated Be
fxiblican newspaper in Bntlcr county, (a Bepuk
ican comity) it must be apparent'tu bnsiiiesb
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their business.
intercourse with Liiu, during a period of
uiauv years, and it was frequent and
pleasant, I became impressed with his
honorable character as a man, his in
tegrity and fairness as a Judge and a
courteous, Christian gentleman. And
with me it is a fondly cherished recol
lection, that during all my acquain
tance with him I enjoyed his friend
ship and his confidence.
For the performance of his judicial
duties be sustained a character for
purity of motive and action, which
placed him high in the esteem aud
confidence of the people of the district.
Whilst we deeply sympathize with
his bereaved family, and in view of his
death, let the solemn truth be im
pressed upon each one of us, "I too
must die." And when we look upon
the opening tomb let us improve the
present hour, for to-morrow death may
Mr. Purviance was followed by-
Lewis Z. Mitchell, John M. Thomp
son, J. D. McJunkin, Charles Mc-
Candless, Gharles A. Sullivan and
Levingston McQuistion, Esq'rs, all of
whom paid tribute to the memory of
Judge McGuffin in truthful and feel
ing remarks, expressive of the high re
spect in which his memory was held
by the Bar and people of this county,
as a man, a lawyer and a Judge, and
their deep regret at his loss.
His Hon. Judge Bredin, followed in
a very feeling and just tribute of re
spect to the memory of Judge Mc-
Guffin, and his learning as a lawyer
and industry as a Judge.
The resolutions were then, on mo
tion, unanimously adopted and ordered
to be entered upon the minutes of the
Court, and a copy sent to the family
of Judge Guffin, at New Castle, Pa.
On motion of Mr. Mitchell, the re
marks made by Gen. Purviance were
ordered to be made a part of and pub
lished with the proceedings of this
meeting. On motion adjourned.
J. H. NEQLEY, Sec'y.
A BALL OF FIRE.
Caledonia, Marion Co., 0., was late
ly visited by a terific thunder-storm,
accompained by hail and the most
vivid lightning, flash following flash
in quick succession. There had been a
political meeting here that evening,
and the people from the neighboring
villages and surrounding country were
detained by the storm. Suddenly the
sky appeared as bright as noonday, in
fact fine print could have easily been
read, so great was the light, but
strange to say the light was steady,
not flash after flash, as it would have
been had the light been caused by
lightning. A deafening roar was
heard, continuing to become louder as
the light became brighter. Gradually
the roaring changed to a hissing,
sparkling sound. It is needless to say
the people were frightened, aud upon
running into the street a ball of seem
ing fire came moving through] the air
from the northeast. The ball seemed
to be at least twenty-five feet in diam
eter. As it nearcd the earth the heat
could be plainly felt. The body
struck the earth just north of the vil
lage ami buried over one-half of itself
in the ground. Good judges estimate
the weight at three to five tons, but
the heat is yet so great that it is un
comfortable to go nearer than thirty or
forty feet. It looks like a mass of pig
iron. It was visited by hundreds of
people. The gentlemen who own the •
land on which it fell has been offered
S3OO lor it.
Tanner is now called the 'fast male.'
An Omaha bride was married bare
foot because her husband's family
went that way, and she didn't want to
"The census infamy" is what it is
called now by the jealous citizens of
St. Louis who have heard that Chi
cago has the larger population.
One of the most curious facts about
the census in Columbus, 0., is a color
ed enumerator, who, being run over by
the cars several years ago, came out
of the doctor's care with both arms am
putated at the shoulder. He learned
to write legibly by holding his pencil
between his teeth, and as enumerator
recorded, on an average, 200 names a
* A corps of Texas and Pacific Rail
road men have bad a terrible experi
ence of extreme suffering from hunger
and thirst in the White Sand Hills in
Texas, but have arrived at the Pecos
Iliver without loss of life. Those first
arriving at the river went in search of
the others, some of whom when found
were ■ crazed by thirst, drinking the
blood of animals they had slain. Ar
riving at the river they plunged in
headforemost, and but for the bravery
of tbe most experienced a large num
ber would have perished.
The demand for American products
and manufactures in European mar
kets is rapidly and steadily increasing.
A recent dispatch from the consul of
the United States at Geneva shows
that American beef and live stock have
penetrated even as far as that region,
aud that the value of choice cattle,
raised in numbers in Switzerland for
French markets, has been sensibly di
minished by importations from Amer
ica. Preserved meats and fruits from
the United States are well established
and advertised. Butter and eheese
could be sold in much larger quantities
in Central and Southern Europe, and a
profitable market for the more uutritious
brandsoi American flourcould be ound.
A Niagara Falls hackman has at
last found his match. He made a con
tract with two young men to take them
"all around" for two dollars. They
finished their drive and went to the
railroad depot, where John refused to
accept less than eight dollars. After
some discussion the gentlemen paid
the sum under protest, but, instead of
taking the train, went to a hotel and
sued the treacherous charioteer. As a
result that gentleman was obliged to
refund the eight dollars, to pay the ho
tel bill of the plaintiffs, and the costs,
besides remunerating them for the
time which they lost. The total amount
was nearly fifty dollars. It is scarcely
necessary to say that the gentlemen
are lawyers. They are to have statues
on Goat Island,