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TBI BUTIiBR CITIZKV.
BUTLER, KARSS CITT AKD PARKBR RAILROAH
Train* leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
K aru g City, Petrol la, Parker, etc., at 757 a. tn,
and 255 and 755 p. m.
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
points at 7.17 a. m., and 2.15, and 7.15 p. m.
The 2.15 train connects with tralu on the West
Pcnn roid Ibrough to PHUburith.
SHRNASOO AND ALLBOUBJIT RAILROAD.
Train* leave Uilliard's Mill, Butler county,
for Harrisville, Greenville, etc., at 7.50 a. m.
sod 2.25 p. ID.
Trains arrive at Hilllard'* Mills at 1:45 A, M.,
and 5:55 P. M.
Hack* to and from Petrolia, Martinsbors.
Fairview, Modoc arid Trontiuan, connect at Hil
lard with all train* on the 3 A A road.
Train* leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.)
Market at 5.06 a. m., goes through to Alle
gheny, arrivlug at 9.01 a. m. This train con
nects at Freeport with Frccport Accommoda
tion, which arrive* at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
Express at 751 a. m„ connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.26 with
Expre?* we*t, arriving In Allegheny at #.SS
a. m., and Express east arriving at Blairsvllle
at 11 00 a. m. railroad time.
Mail at 2.36 p. m., connecting at Butler Jnnc
tlonwithont change ol curs, with Express west,
arrlviDg in Allegheny at 526 p. in., and E
pre** cast arriving at Blnlrsviile InterMsctioi.
at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects w'th
Philadelphia Express eaiit, when on time.
The 7.21 a. m. train connect* at Blairsville
at 11 05 a. m. wiih the Mail east, and the 2.36
p. m. (rain at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
Trains arrive at Butler on West Perm R K. at
0.51 a. m., 5 06 and 7.20 p. m., Butler time. The
951 and 506 train* connect with traius on
the Butler <£ Parker R. R. Bun ay train arrive*
at Butlc at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train
Through train* leave Pittsburgh lor the Eitf'
jt 2.56 and 8.36 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
18., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 and 7.20
|>. m and 3.00, 7 0 and 7.40 a. ra.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York three hour*
|a:er, and at Washington about one and a hail
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
my'Jl-ly] BUTLER, PA.
0 1/ WALDRON. Omduate ol ibe Phil
» adclphla Dental College,l* prepared
s II «to do anything in the line of bis
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up suirs. apll
LAN irFOR SALE.
A hendfome »l*-room fiame house, located
on Blull street, north western part of Butler.
L"t 50x176. All Bceewsry ou> buildings.
I ERMS—Ore lhirtl cash and Wilai.cc In (our
equal annual payment*. Inquire at this oflice.
The well-improved farm of Rev. W. R Hutch
ison, in the northeast comer of Middlesex town
ship, Butler connty. Pa , is now offered for sale,
low. Inquire of W K. FBIHBEE, on the prem
f.'i will buy a one-hall interest in a good bus-
Incus in Pittsburgh. One who knows some
thing about farming preferred. An honest man
with the almve amount *lll do well to address
bv L iter. SMITH .IOII.VB, care 8. M James,
9J; Liberty str et, Pilt-burgb, Pa |au27-ly
~ INSU R ANCJi
/ETNA INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT.
I.ofsrr paid In Si years, SBI,OO ,000.
J. T. McJi'NKIN A HON, Agents,
Jan2Bly Jt-llcrson street, Builer, Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
G. C. ROESBING, PRESIDENT.
WW CAMPBELL. TREASURER
II C. IIEINEMAN, SKCBKTAKT
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Hclmboldt,
William Campliell, J. W. Hutkhnrt,
A. Trontman, Jacob Schoene,
O. C. Roesslng, John Onld well,
. Dr. W. Irrln, W. W Dodd*,
J. W. Christy H. C. Heineman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen, Ae't-
11EMRY G. 11.41,F,
FIRE lERCH&KT TAILOR,
COB. PENN aim SIXTH STREETS,
(Successor to A. C. Roessing k Bro.]
GRAIN, FLOUR, FEED, OIL,
THE HIOHEBT MARKET PRICE PAID IN
FOR ORAIN OP ALL KINDS.
the U. H. service. LA WEX PI RES JUL Y1 st,
IKBO, for ARREARS. PENSIONS INCREAS
ED. Thousands of Pensioners are rated too low.
BOUNTY AND NEW DISCHARGES PRO
CURED. Information freely given. Send
•tamp for blanks. Address.
BTODDART £ CO.,
Room £, St. Cloud Building, Washington, D. C.
Persons desiring to have their Old Furnitnre
repaired, or New Work made to order, snch as
Music Stands. Book Cases, Wardrobes, Office
Desks, Office Tables, Ac., would do well to call on
■A.. B. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker.
I bold that a piece of furnitnre made by hand
» worth two made by machinery, and will cost
nut littls more, if any. Then whv not have hand
made ? All work made in tbs latest styles and
of the best material. I guarantee entire sat
isfaction in style, workmanship and price. Oive
me a call. Shop on Mifflin street, four doors
west of Main street, and opposits A. Troutman's
■tore, Butler, Pa. sepl7-ly
BAUER & BAXTER.
Livery, Sale and Feed Stables,
REAR OP VOQELEY HOUSE,
juno-3m BUTLER, PA.
C f rt d>»n per day at home Samples worth
S3 10 AZU $5 free. Artdrs— STIR son A Co.,
Portland, Mailt*. deoft-ly
BOOTS and SHOES
Main Street, - » - ■ Butler, Pa.
I have just received my eDtire Spring and Summer stock of BOOTS and
SHOES direct from the manufacturer, and am able t<J 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 A 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.
gCyg All goods warranted as represented. A.IJ. RUFF.
CARPETS! OIL CLOTHST MATS! RU(JS R SFALLTRODS
s NEW STOCK! NEW STOCKt >
§ HECK & PATTERSON'S £
! IIEf CARPET ROOM >
M NOW OJPE3ST!
©CT@ BOOT South of Qtething fCojtse, q
Dafty'w Block, septao-tf Builer, Pa. 2
iSQOHHIVXS iSXVW iSILLOI0 r IIO iSItfdHVD
Time ol Holding "_Coiirtn.
The t-ereral Court* of the county of Enller
comirence on th»* flint Monday of March, Jnne.
September and December, ami continue two
weeke, or BO long a* n> century to (linp'me of the
bti«incsM. So caunes are put down for trial or
traverse Jurors t-ummcned for the Unit week ol
the several term*.
ATTORNEYS AT LAw!
J. F. BRITTAIN,
Office with I, Z Mitchell. Diamond.
A. M. CUNNINOHAM,
Office in Brndy's Law linildii.g. Under, Pa.
S. H. PIERSOL.
Office on N. E. comer Diamond, liiddle build
" JOHN M GREER.
Office on N. E. corner Diamond. novl2
W.M Ti LUSK"
Office with W IT. II Kidillc. I'>|.
Office on Diamond, near Court Houne, south
k. i. irnuoii,
Oflice in Kiddle's Law Huildlnjr.
S F. HOW SKK.
Office In Riddle's Law Building. [marS'76
J. B. McJUNKIN.
Bpeci.il attention (riven to collection* Ollic
Opposite Will-ird IIOHM*.
" JOSEPH H. BKEDIN,
Officii north-caet corner of Diamond, Bullci
Office in Schneidemsn's building, up otaiis.
jT T. DONLY
Office Dear Court House. t 71
W. I). BIiANiION,
ebl7-76 Office in Berg's building
CLAKKN CK WALK KU,
Office in Brcdin building- marl7 —t
Office Id Berg's new building, Main ttlWUpd)
FM. EAST .VAN,
Office in Brcdin building.
LEV. Mt QIJIS'I ION,
Office Main street, 1 door south of Court House
JOS. a VANDEKLIN,
Office Main street, 1 door south of Court Hoaxe
Wm A. FORQUEK,
W Office on Main street, opposite Vogeley
GEO. lT WHITE,
Office N. E. corner of Diamond
KHANCIS S" PCTTVTANCE^
Office with Oen. J.N. I'urviance, Main street,
south of Court House.
j7l) — McJUNKIN,
Office In Schneideman's building, west side ol
Main street, 2nd square from Court lloute.
Office on Diamond, two doors west of CITIZBH
T CTCA MPHELU
Office in Berg's new building, 2d floor, eait
side Main st., a few doors south of IAIWTJ
r. A. & M. SULLIVAN,
may 7 Office S. W. cor. of Diamond.
BLACK & BRO.,
Office on Main street, one door south o.
Hrad v Block, Butler. Pa. (scp. 2, 1H74.
JOHN M MILLER & BRO
Office in Brady's Law Building, Main street,
south of Court House. EUOKHE G. MIU.EH,
NotaryJ'ublio. )nn4 ly
BUTLEK, PA._ _
JOHN H. NEGLEY,
49"Oives particulai attention to transactions
IN real estate throughout the county.
OmCROK DIAMOMII, WEAK CoDIIT HotJUE, I*
K. K. ECKI.ET, KENNEDY MAKSUALL.
(Laic of Ohio.)
ECKLICY A MARSHALL.
Office In Brady's Law Building. H«-i>t.9,7-l
C G. CHRISTIE,
Attorney at Law. Legal business carefhll)
transacted. Collections made and promptly
remitted. Business correspondence promptly
attended to and answered.
Office opposite Lowry House, Butler, Pa.
McSWEEN Y & MoSWEENY,
Hmethport and Bradford, Pa.
M N. MILES,
. Petrolia, Butler county, Pa. |)nll
Office In Brawlov House,
GREECE CITY |June7-ly
M. C. BENEDICT,
j«n6 tf Petrolia, Butl«r co., Pa
Corner 59th St. <b Broadway,
On Both American and European Plans.
Fronting on Central Park, the (Irand Boulevard,
Broadway and Fifty-Ninth St., this Hotel occu
pies the entire square, and was buiit and fur
nished at an expense of over *IOO,OOO. It Is one of
the ni<wt elegant as well :is being the finest lo
cated in the eiiy ; has a passenger Elevator and
all modem improvements, and Is within one
square of the depots of tlie Sixth and Kiglith
Avenue Klevated It. It. ears and still nearer to the
Broadway cars—convenient and accessible from
all parts of the city. Rooms with board, fi per
d:.y. S|»eclal rates for families and permanent
guests. E. H ASK hi.l., Proprietor.
KITEN MILLER HOUSE,
On Diamond, near Court House,
H. EITENMILLF.n, - - - PEOPKIFTOH.
This bonne ban been newly furnished and pa
pered. and the accommodations are good.
Stabling in connection.
ST. CHARLES HOTSL,
On the European flan
-54 to 66 North Third Street,
Single Rooms 50c., 75c. and $1 per
O. Sclineck, Proprietor.
Excellent Dining room furnished
witli the best, and at reasonable rates.
|Cgr*Cars for all Railroad Depots
within a convenient distance.
COP.TLANDT STREET, NEAB BB DWAV,
IIOTCHKISS POND, - - Prop'rs.
ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN.
The restaurant, cafe and lunch room attached
are nnsurjiai sed for cbee] iiess and excellence of
acrvice Itooms ~,h els. to t'J per day, t.'l to #lO
per week. Convenient to *ll ferries and city
raiiroads. N"w NEW MANAOE
-J"IIE SBHBEIRER HOUSE.
L NICKLAS, Prop'.,
MAIN STREET, BUTLER, I'A.
Having taken i»>ronrion of the abovo well
kcown Hotel, and it being furnished in the
best of style for the accomodation of guests, the
public are respectfully invited to give me a call.
I have also poarevriMi of the barn in robr of
hotel, which furiinliCH excellent stabling, ac
comodations for mv patrons.
JAMES J. CAMPBELL,
Coiaaaty 4 *«» m~mm m m
Office in Fairview borough, in Telegraph
JanlS] BAI.OWIN I'. 0.. Butler Co., Pa.
»Justice of tbe lr*eace,
Main street, opposite PoktofUee,
Jlylß ZELIENOPLE, PA.
Union Woolen Mills.
I would desire to rail the attention of the
public to the Union Woolon Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
tlie manufacture of
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Woavlng Yarns,
and I can recommend thern 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 bo sold at very low
prices. For samples and prices, address.
Ju1514.'75-ly) liutlnr. Pa
QTS flf IT XT W IS stops, 3 set Heeds, 2 Knee
Swells. Stool, Book, only
%H7.80. 8 Htop Organ. Wool, Book, only $53.75.
Pianos, Htool, Cover, Book. tt9o to t'255. Illus
trated catalogue free. Address
apM-.'lm W. C. BUNNELL, Lewistown, Pa.
Tlie undersigned, surviving executor of Jacob
Hhanor. late of Centre townsnip, Butler comity,
Pa-, dee'd, will »ell at public sale on the promi
ses, in Centre township, ou
SATURDAY, SEPT. 18th, 1880,
at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, the following
Heventy-five acres of laud, in Centre township,
being that part of tlie farm of Jacob Hhanor,
deo'd. lying east of the graded or Franklin road,
about forty acres cleared and the rest in good
timber, no building* thereon.
JulySMt Butler P»-
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1880
TRYING THE EXPERIMENT.
'A girl! My dear Carry, what are
you thinking of?'
Peter Carver pushed his chair ab
ruptly back from the table, and survey
ed the faded little face on the opposite
side of the tea tray with a gaze of in
Faded enough now, though 3he was
barely twenty-seven, you would hard
ly have believed how fresh and pretty
Carry Carver had been on her wedding
day, with cheeks like newly opened
quince blossoms, and lips like tbe first
strawberry on tbe upland meadow.
Seven years of matrimony bad dimmed
tbe pink and scarlet, and stolen the
light elasticity of the step; her husband
saw the change, but somehow he sup
posed all women faded just so. 'They
were frail things at best, but not much
better than a piece of washed out cali
co." And so Mr. Carver dismissed the
subject from his powerful mind.
'There is so much to do, Peter, and
the children demand so much of my at
tention,' pleaded the meek wife, wink
ing back two bright drops that began
to sparkle ominously under the eye
'I tell you what, Mrs. Carver, if I
were manager in this household, things
would happen very differently.'
'I have no doubt of it,' said Carry,
'There's no earthly reason,' went on
Mr. Carver, ignoring the sarcastic
meaning of her tone, 'why the work
shouldn't be done, and you dressed and
enjoying yourself, cultivating your
mind or something, at eleven o'clock
every morning that you live. Wash
ing up a few dishes—sweeping a room
or two—brushing the children's hair—
what doeß it all amount to? Why,
my dear, don't you see the folly of ask
ing for a servant to help you do noth
ing at all ?'
Carry rose to her feet, as near being
in a passion as her gentle nature ever
came—a state that reminded you of a
white dove with its feathers indignaut
ly ruffled up.
'Peter you have no right to speak so
when you have no practical knowledge
of the subject.'
'Any man knows what housekeeping
amounts to,' returned Peter, drawing
up the strings of his purse with a jerk.
'There's not a bit of science in it—a
Carry stood watching her husband
as he brushed his hat, buttoned up his
overcoat, and slowly sauntered out of
the room. She did not slam the break
fast dishes nor bite her lips, nor clench
her teeth, as some women would have
done under similur circumstances, she j
merely sat down and bowed her head
on the table, crushed and weary and
sick at heart, feeling as some poor East
ern devotee may be supposed to feel
after the wheel of Juggernaut has roll
ed over it, whelming sense and reason,
and volition itself under the iron
weight. Poor Carry, how many wives
have fallen under Juggernaut besides
'This will never do,' she said at
length, rising slowly. 'Slow death—
hlavery worse than that bound with
chains—l must find some escape from
this bondage, before it undermines life
and health, and leaves my little ones
The morning sunshine crept down
the pale green wall paper, sprinkling
drops of gpld on tbe few little geranium
plants that Peter called a 'waste of
time,' and lay in noon splendor on the
carpet and still Carry Carver stood
* * * ♦
'Carry ! Wife ? Aren't you going to
get up this morning? It is half past
seven and the '
'I cannot, Peter,' groaned Carry,
turning her face away from the light,
'I am suffering such dreadful pains in
the foot 1 sprained last night. I wish
you would reach me tbe camphor bot
tle and some fresh bandages.'
'I am sorry, Carry—l hope it isn't
very painful,' said Peter, making a
dive ut the pomatum pot instead of
camphor. 'But what the deuce is a
fellow to do for bis breakfast—and
Tommy and Pet are sailing their shoes
in the wash basin, and the fires are all
out ? Suppose I send over for Widow
Simmons to come and help round a
M rs. Simmons has gone to visit her
daughter,' answered Carry, faintly.
'Well, what shall I do?'
'You must take charge of the house
keeping yourself, Peter,' said Carry,
hiding a smile in the folds of her pil
low, 'lt's only a day or two, and I
don't know of any help you can obtain.
It won't be much, you know, with your
ideas of system.'
'That's true,' said Peter, somewhat
encouraged. 'Anybody could get a
breakfast couldn't he ?'
•Oh, certainly. But, Peter—'
'Yes, my dear.'
'Please darken the room, and keep
the children away, and don't speak to
me if you can help it. I have such a
racking headache, and the least excite
ment almost drives me wild.'
Peter shut the door with distracting
caution and went down stairs on creak
ing tiptoe. As he passed the nursery
a duet of voices came shrilly on his
'Papa! Papa! we are not dressed.'
'Dress yourselves then, can't you ?'
said Mr. Carver, pausing.
'Pet is to little to dress herself,' said
Tommy loftily, 'and mamma always
'Where are your shoes V
'I don't know,' said Tommy, with
his finger in his mouth.
'I know,' said Pet, aptly revenging
herself for the hit at her diminutive
proportions—'Tommy dropi>ed them
out of the window.'
'Tommy is a bad boy,' said the vex
ed pater familia, crawling under the
bed for sundry little stockings that had
been thrown there apparently as balb.
'Where are the clothes?'
'ln the bureau,' answered the child.
'But where V
'I don't know.'
Crash went a fancy bottle of cologne
off tbe table, as Sammy groped for his
castle garters. Bang! fell Mrs. Car
j ver's rosewood writing desk to the floor
I bursting off the frail hinges and scat-
tering pens, envelopes and postage
stamps far and wide! Pet pounced
upon the ruins like a vulture on the
battle field, while Tommy burst into a
Mr. Peter Carver was an affectionate
father in a general way, but human na
ture could not have endured all this.
He promptly gave in bis adhesion to
King Solomon' wisdom, by administer
ing brisk personal chastiscmeut. Tom
my roared, and Pet joined in with a
a treble scream of sympathy.
'I never saw such children in my
life,' said the chagrained parent. 'lt
would take oue person's whole time to
keep 'em out of mischief.'
And be bundled the two little crea
tures miscellaneously into whatever
articles came uppermost, rending off
strings, and fracturing button holes, in
'There ! now see if you can behave
yourselves while I get the breakfast.'
'Papa,' snivelled Tommy, 'you have
buttoned my frock in front instead of
behind, and Pet has not had her face
'I can't attend to you now,' said Mr.
Carver, banging the nursery door to
with a sigh of relief. 'Children are a
great trial; I never realized it before.'
The range looked black and cheerless
enough as he stood staring helplessly
'I don't know much about making a
fire,' but I suppose a newspaper and a
lot of kindling are about the right thing
with a shovel full of coal on top. Bless
me ! there's nothing you cannot reduce
But the fire obstinately refused to
burn, setting theoretical perfection ut
terly at defiance, alt Lough Mr. Carver
opened the oven doors alternately, and
drew out all the dampers he could spy.
'Confound the lire !' said Mr. Carver
moping his wet forehead with the stove
cloth ; 'it won't go. I'll have a blaze
of kindling and try the breakfast on
He seized on an oleaginous ham, and
carved several thick slices which he
transferred deftly to a gridiron, and
then elated with his success, broke sev
eral eggs over the ham.
'Bless me how they run !' he ejacu
lated, rather puzzled. 'But I know I
ant right ; because if tbe eggs don't
cook on the ham how the deuce do they
come there ? I wonder why this co- 1e
don't boil ; I'll stick in a few more
kindlings—that's the idea. There are
the children crying up stairs—hungry,
I suppose. Ido believe they do noth
ing but eat and cry. Here—Pet, Tom
my come here, and I'll give you a little
bread and molasses.'
And while the little creatures were
gradually becoming hopelessly sticky
and begrimed on the kitchen floor, Mr.
Carver rushed to attend to the peremp
tory summons of the milkman.
'How much milk? I don't know—
a quart I suppose. Fine morning, Mrs.
Grey,' bowing chivalrously to a laciy
who was tripping down the street, and
adding sotto voice, 'but I don't see any
thing to laugh at in the remark. Some
women are always giggling.'
'Papa,' said Pet, innocently looking
up, 'your nose is all black with char
"You look so funny, papa," said
Tommy, "with that big towel pinned
Mr, Carver turned scarlet; this was
the mystery of Mrs. Grey's uncontroll
"A man cau't cook and keep himself
clean," said he pettishly.
And then he remembered with a re
morseful pang, how white Carry's
cuffs and collars always were, and how
spotless and pure her morning wrap
pers invariably looked.
And then he sat down, tired and
spiritless to a repast of half-cooked
meat and liquid mud, by courtesy
"Stuff!" he ejaculated, throwing the
beverage spitefully into the sink. "I
wonder how Carry did it—l'm sure it
seemed easy enough. Now I suppose
I've got to wash these dishes.
He looked despairing around at the
chaos that reigned in the kitchen.
"Nine o'clock as I live—and noth
ing done. Well I see very plainly
there's no oflice for me to-day. Now
then, what is wanting?"
"The clothes for the wash, please
sir ?" said a little girl, curtysing hum
bly at the door.
Upstairs and down stairs, and in
my lady's chamber, went Peter Carcey,
laying hands on wbut he considered
proper prey for the wash-tub, rummag
ing bureau drawers, upheaving the
contents of trunks, and turning ward
robes inside out, lx;fore he had com
pleted the requisite search.
The kitchen was empty when he re
turned. 'Where are the children,"
was his first alarmed thought, ex
pressing himself unconsciously in
"I saw them go out of tho dooor,
please sir,' said the little girl.
'Was it long ago V
"No sir—not very; it might be ten
Peter rent off the towel wherewith
In; bad girdled himself, and set off in
hot baste after the missing ones. The
July sun was beginning to glow in
tensely in the heavens—the pavements
reflected the ardent shine with ten r old
heat, and poor Peter Carver was near
ly melted into nothingness, ere he
spied, in the train of a hand organ and
monkey, his hopeful son and heir,
with Pet following, both nearly un
recognizable from dust, perspiration
"Come home this instant, you little
wretches !' ejaculated Peter, quite for
getting in his rage the emollient pre
cepts inculcated in the parent's guide,
and lavishing a shower of not very
caressing words on his offspring, he he
promptly arrested them.
Neither of them would walk—in
fact, the little wanders were far too
weary. So Mr. Carver mounted one
on each arm and carried them, limp,
and unresisting through the streets.
'Good day, Mr. Carver,' said Judge
Mason, with rather a surprised look,
'have you been for a walk ?'
Peter thought of his dripping face,
and hatless head, and looked at the
dirty scions of his race, ere te ans
wered, sheepishly enough:
'Ye-e-s—that is I haire taken a little
A little !
It seemed that every acquaintance
he mustered on his bowing list made a
point of meeting him on that particu
lar morning of all others, and his con
fusion and mortification were acute in
the extreme, ere he reached home,
tired, panting and breathless, as the
clock struck eleven !
'l'll have a nurse for you, my youug
friends, before the world is a day older,'
he said, gritting his teeth with impo
tent wrath, as he deposited Tommy
and Pet on the floor, and went weari
ly to his household duties.
'How are you now, Carry ?' ho said,
about an hour afterwards, throwing
himself into a chair by the bedside,
and fanning himself with the newspa
per he had laid there that morning.
About the same, dear. How does
the housekeeping get along?'
'lt don't get along at all.'
'ls dinner ready ?'
"Dinner?' echoed Peter, in a sort of
dismayed tone; "why I havn't got
through with breakfast yet!'
"But it is twelve o'clock.'
'I don't care if it is twenty-five
o'clock—a man can't do forty things at
'Yet,' remarked Carry, quietly, 'you
would scarcely have remarked the
force of that remark, as coming from
me, if any meals were not punctual to
Mr. Carver begun to whistle.
'Where are the children V asked his
'ln bed. They were to much for
me, so I undressed them and put them
to bed, to get them out of the way.'
'Poor things,' said Carry.
'Poor me, I should think,' said Car
ver irrately. I bad quite enough to
do without them. I have broken the
plates and scalded my legs with a
kettle of boiling water, and melted off
the nose of the teapot, and lost my
diamond ring in tbe ash barrel, and cut
my fingers with the carving-knife
already. Isn't that enough ?'
'I should think so,' smiled Carry.
'Have you looked after the pickles and
baked fresh pies ?'
'Nor blackened the range, nor clean
ed tbe knives, nor scrubbed up the
kitchen floor ?'
'Nor made the beds, nor swept tbe
chamber, nor dusted tbe parlor, nor
polished the windows, nor heard the
children's lessons, nor taken care of tbe
canary birds, nor—'
'Stop—for mercy's sake, stop!' ejac
ulated Mr. Peter Carver, tearing wild
ly at bis hair—"You don't mean to
say that you do all these things every
'I do most certainly—and long be
fore twelve o'clock. And yet you
wonder that I ain not dressed and cul
tivating my mind before eleven.'
'l'm a donkey,' said Peter Carver
with charming candor.
'And you say,' jiersisted the merci
less Carrie, 'that a child of ten years
old could do tbe work of this family;
you declare that were you manager
things would be altogether differnt.'
'So they would,' admitted Peter;
but I don't know that the difference
would be an improvement.'
'I)o you wonder uow that I am
weary and worn out, and that I feel
the necessity for some ?'
'My dear Carry,' said Peter, peni
tently, 'I have been a brute. 'l'll have
a cook and a nurse and a chamber
maid here, just as soon as I can possi
bly obtain them—you shall be a
drudge no longer.'
Carry's soft eyes filled with tears as
her husband bent to press a kiss on
her lips before ho went down stairs to
resume his domestic avocations
A few minutes afterward the un
skilled cook was scorching his whiskers
over a gridion covered with hissing
mutton chops, which alarmed him by
suddenly blazing up into bis face,
without the least premonitory symp
tom, when a light step crossed the
kitchen floor, and a little hand took the
handle of the gridiron from his grasp.
'Carry !' •
•I release you from duty, sir,' smiled
the wife. 'My ankle is better now.'
'I say Carry,'
'Tell the truth now, wasn't that an
kle business a little exaggerated, just
to give me a lesson V
'Don't you think the lesson was
He put back tbe brown hair with a
loving touch—and she knew that her
days of trial and troubles were over.
CONS(JIE NT IO (I,S CL ERK.
A Galveston grocer has been observ
ing for soveral weeks past that a great
many of his customers had quit bim
and were trading at a rival store over
the way. He also noticed that one of
his clerks, who had been converted at
a revival, rarely succeeded in selling
any goods at all to a customer. He bad
formerly been a very efficient clerk in
selling groceries, hence the proprietor
was very much bewildered. Yesterday
morning tbe proprietor came down lie
fore the clerk had made his appearance,
and, biding behind a stack of boxes of
Blue Jacket's Liver Encouraging Hit
ters, waited patiently for develop
ments. Presently the clerk came in,
put on his apron, dusted off tbe coun
ter, whistling "From Greenland's Icy
Mountains" as he did so. It was not
long before a wealthy lady, whose cus
tom ran up into the thousands annual
ly, came in and asked the clerk if ho
had the celebrated B No. 3 sugar. Ho
replied that he had, showed her a sam
ple, and she said she thought she
would tuke about 100 pounds.
Tbe conscience clerk looked at the
lady very earnestly, and asked :
"Are you prepared to meet your
The latly stared in blank amaze
"I want to know if you have family
prayers regularly, and if your family
arc fully prepared for a blissful here
after beyond the grave ? for if you are
not you can't get the sugar —that's all.
There is enough chloride of tin in one
hundred pounds of sugar to kill the
last one of you, and I don't want any-
body's blood on my bands, particular
ly when they are leading wicked lives
and not fit to die," and he put the cov
er on the sugar barrel and strolled out
to the door, whistling "Old Hun
The lady flaunted herself out of the
store, her face as red as fire, but it
was not any redder than that of the
proprietor, who was only waiting for
an opportunity to rend that clerk limb
from limb. Fortunately several cus
tomers came in, and the proprietor
drew in his breath, gritted his teeth
and waited as best he could for the
hour of vengence to strike.
"Have you got any claret, French
"What do you want it for ?"
"I want it for a friend of mine out
in the country."
"Has he got a good constitution ?"
"No, he is in feeble health, and
wants it to help build up his system."
"We make our genuine claret our
selves down in the cellar. The pro
prietor attends to that himself. Of late
the infusions of logwood and other
dyestuffs we get from the druggists
have been of such poor quality that
our genuine claret won't do for me to
recommend. I can't conscientiously do
so. You had better let your friend die
a natural death."
The man said he was very much
obliged for tbe information, but the
clerk said he was only doing his duty,
and he whistled, "When I Can Read
My Title Clear," as the customer
Other customers flocked in, but he
firmly refused to sell them a dime's
worth. He explained to a cadaverous
looking old woman that her dyspeptic
appearance was due to the China clay
in the flour, and tbe glucose and sul
phuric acid in the golden syrup she
wanted to purchase. Another wanted
tea. The good clerk said, "Madame, if
you were to drop dead and wake up
where there are weeping and wailing
and gnashing of teeth, I could never
sleep at night afterward. You could
not buy a pound of tea at this estab
lishment for all the wealth of tbe In
dies. The color of the tea is produced
by Prussian blue, which causes ossifi
cation of tho valvular system of the
heart. I can see by your leathery com
plexion that is caused by the tannin
in tea, that you are not long for this
world. How do I know you have made
your peace with heaven ?"
"Got any coffee ?" asked a fresh
"We have some beans faced with
phosphate of calsium and sulphate of
barium, but the man who gets any of
it has to show a clean bill of health
from his spiritual adviser." There was
no trade witli that man either.
Finally, when there were no custo
mers in the store, the interview be
tween the enraged storekeeper and his
clerk took place, but the clerk so im
pressively warned the grocer—with an
axe handle—not to approach too close
unless he was prepared to go hence
that their business relations were dis
solved by mutual consent. The moral
of all of which is that things are not
always what they seem.— Galvexton
LIFE IS A STRUGGLE.
Allen Eckridge is a darky preacher
who suggests man's total depravity in
fervid and impassioned language in a
church up town. He surrounds a re
ligious point like a man surrounds a
bull in a pasture. He goes to the bot
tom of a subject as if be was an arte
sian well, and spouts a stream of relig
ious garrulity that well nigh drowns
his hearers. Allen has a daughter
fourteen years old, called Maudy. She
and another girl twelve years old
threw rocks at each other. Several
neighbors assembled. Maudy's pa
hastened to the place. It looked like
a Saturday matinee. The girls threw
more rocks. The spectators thought
the preacher ought to call o(T his
daughter. Still the rocks Hew.
'Maudy, you gal,' said the preacher,
with religious perspiration on his brow,
"drop di m rocks. You hyar me; drop
dem rocks an' hitch.'
And Allen rolled up his clerical
sleeves and scratched his inspired head
while Maudy dropped her rocks and
'hitched.' The little girls clinched and
fell in the gutter, Maudy on top. The
preacher was the only man around.
The darkey women could constrain
their feelings no longer. One of them
shook her fist at him :
'See dem little gals fightin'? Allen
Eckridge, ain't you 'shamed of yo'
self. I lit is 'bominable. Take dat
'Bite her Maudy. Chaw de ear.
De Lord lie is wid us. Close yo'
teeth on her cheek.'
And Allen religiously speaking, got
up on his ear arid walked around ex
ulting, looking at the girls clawing
each other in the gutter. The women
who stood by went up to them and
tried to separate them, but the preach
er began to pull off his coat.
'Don't you touch dein gals. De las'
drop ob blood dat rambles froo my
veins will l>e shed ef hit is stopped.
Hitch, Maudy. (Jlorv to de lam of
salvation. He Lord is in de bush,
lookin at yo'. De Bible says dat life
am a struggle, lVaise de Lord, we
will teach do gals to struggle. Let yo'
teef meet, Maudy.'
Polieceman King came by at this
interesting moment, and asked Allen
what was the matter.
" VVe's just teaching de gals de strug
gle ob life.'
The combatants were by this time
in a frightful state with blood and
dirt. Maudy had bit to good purpose,
and her opponent was nearly uncon
scious. Eckridge was marched off to
jail for his inhuman conduct, and in
1)0 1 ice court yesterday was fined for
lis Scriptural lesson.— Little Horh
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany yesterday declared its usual quar
terly dividend of Ijf |>er cent. Its
quarterly statement snows a surplus
At the charter electiou of San Fran
cisco on the Bth inst., the total vote of
the city was 23,122. The counting
has not yet been completed, but the
general impression is that the new
charter is beaten by a large majority.
One square, one insertion, #1 : each aubet*
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exceeding one-fourth of a column, |5 per inch.
Figure work double these tatee; additional
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From the fact that the CITIZE* is the oldea 4
established and most extensively circulated Ba
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a liepufc
licao county) it must be apparent to buainesa
men that it ia the medium they ahould use in
advertiaing their bnsinesa.
REV. EDWARDS IX BAVARIA.
MUNICH, BAVARIA, |
MONDAY, August ICth. )
reached here this afternoon from
Ober-Ammergau and are to rest our
selves till to-morrow morning. Yes
terday we witnessed tbe celebrated
Passion Play and have found ourselves
amply rewarded for our efforts in get
ting there. It is a service in which tbe
villagers engage every ten years, aud
in which they set forth vividly in per
sonal representation the leading events
in our Saviour's life—from his trium
phal entry into Jerusalem to his death
and ascension. It is a scene, which if
enacted anywhere else in the world
would be looked upon as sacrilegious ;
but confined as it has been for centu
ries to this one village, it has gathered
around it sacred associations of a pecu
liar character. There was a choir of 20
voices who, aided by an orchestra,
gave us musical selections bearing on
each eveut, and then these were ren
dered by others in a manner so impres
sive that one could not help feeling that
be was really present at the g-eat events
of our Lord's life. The whole thing
was admirably arranged and carried out.
There were sometimes as many as 500
persons on the platform engaged in
the representations, while 5,000 of us
sat from 7 in the morning till 5 in the
afternoon, and only left for a short time
at noon for luncb People became so
interested, they forgot fatigue. The
T1 e scene was repeated to-day for 3,-
000 who could not get seats for yester
day. Among the spectators yesterday
were Queen Victoria's son, tbe Duke
of Connaught and his wife and tho
Duke and Duchess of Saxe Weimar.
The village itself is not larger than one
of your Butler county towns, so you
can easily imagine how it was crowded.
There is only one house that could be
called a hotel, but the villagers all open
their little log houses to lodgers. After
a great deal of effort and running aronnd
1 got a room with a small cot in it
When the gentleman who got it forme
came in with me about 10 o'clock on
Saturday night we found the floor oc
cupied by four slumbering inmates,
who wearied and worn, had taken for
cible possession ; of course I hadn't the
heart to disturb tbctn, although I must
say I didn't sleep much. Last night,
however, I iiad a snug little chamber
to myself. To-day Mr. llted and I met
three ladies who live in grand style on
Avenues up-town in New York, who
very gladly lay on pallets of straw on
a cottage floor Saturday night, Mr.
Reed and I lost each other last evening
as we came out and did not find each
other till we came to the railway sta
tion, 17 miles away, this morning. Wo
were assigned to different rooms, but
neither of us knew just where the other
abode, and the crowds were like'black
surging waves that carried all before
them. But in the edifice itself all was
reverence and solemnity; indeed, there
were few eyes that were not wet some
time yesterday ns the Saviour was
seen, parting from his mother or strug
gling iu his sufferings. The nun who
personated Christ is a plaiu peasant,
who makes his living by carving fancy
wood, but one of tbe most graceful and
dignified of men. I met him afterwards
ou the street und recognizing him, was
very glad to go and shake hands and
to thank him in my poor German for
the sacred pleasure he had given me.
The Dukes vvero his guests, not being
able to fiud any better accommodations.
There are no villus or chateaus in the
neighborhood and the early hour of
commencing prevents driving from any
I reached here on Friday night and
wus very glad on Saturday to get a
lot of letters at the Banker's, two from
you. Most of my people in Philadel
phia are out of town, but work is go
ing on nicely in the parish. To-mor
row wo leave for Stuttgart which is
said to be one of the most beautiful
cities of Germany. The day I came
from Vienna I traveled all the time
through u country more or less flooded.
It was pitiable to see the grain aud hay
just cut floating down stream. In one
place we passed a village where tho
stream was sweeping all before it; one
poor woman with her child by her side
was standing at her wiriHow aud with
outstretched hands pleading for some
one to coine and rescue her. The peo
ple were all flocking to the railroad em
bankment which was high and secure.
The Emperor I see has given 8,000
florins towards relieving the distress.
As we leave early in the morning I
must close and be off to bed.
HOW TO KEEP COOL.
"During the terrible hot nights of
the first weeks of July," said a gentle
man who had spent several years in
South America, "I slept comfortably
and kept cool bv adopting tho plau
which I learmed and found practiced
iu the torrid climate of South America.
Just before retiring take a cool bath,
not violent, but cooling, after which
don your night shirt without drying
tho body and lie down. The result is
astonishing—it is much like that pro
duced by sprinkling water on tho floor
in the evening. The water absorbs
the heat, and us it evaporates throws
tbe beat off with it., leaving the body
dry und cool. If tho bath is not con
venient, sprinkle the bed with water.
If both can be *done it is better. In
South America the beds are all
sprinkled just before retiring, other
wise it would be impossible to obtain
any sleep. The recipe is one that is
infallible, as I know from long experi
ence, aud there is no danger in it.—
An impecunious fortune hunter hav
ing been accepted by an heiress, at tho
wedding, when that portion of tho
ceremony was reached where tbe bride
groom says, "with all my worldly
goods I the.) endow," a spiteful rela
tive of the bride exclaimed, "there
goes his valine."
A darkey, who was stopping to
wash his hands in a creek, didn't notice
the peculiar actions of a goat Just be
hind him ; so when he scrambled out
of the water, and was asked haw it
happened, he answered: "I dunno
'/.Belly; but 'pearod as if do shore
kinder h'isted aud frowod me."