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TBI BCTIiBR CITIIiiB,
Ll»t oi Traverse Jurors drawn
for M Special Term of Court,
coniMiencitiK 2nd Mon
day of April,llth day.
Jacob Adder, Wnßcld township.
1) M Ancfi-rsoa, Fr.uilcttn.
Michael Augert, Clearfield.
Andrew Barr, CrantH-rry.
James Brown, Mercer.
Robert Covurd, es<;. Venango
John Book. Jr. Worth.
8 \V Sadger, Worth.
8 H Cntehlow, Forward.
John Diley, fairview.
I'atr.-k Donahue, Ciearflelc..
A Dleiey. Worth.
W f Eakiu. Couuoquenesslnjb
T 8 Fletcher. P.irker.
William C Flaming. Buffalo.
Hiram M Oil!, Slippery rock.
JoSiu Groiu.ui. Butler borougr.
Abe A Uoald, Oakland towusisip.
('apt John Hjaselgctser, Win-leid.
Abram Itemhew. Milleistown bor.
P J Kei'ey, Buffalo township.
F G Kline. Zelimu;>le bor.
Bam:iel K»rr, llarm*iUe.
J C M'irtlan'J, Brady township.
J C Moore, Centre.
Austin M'Clvra jnds, Muddycreek,
John T M'Cindlovs, Clay.
J B McQuistion. Bu'Jer bor.
Noai Mcßnde. Clearfield towmlilp.
B 8 Mvkey, Millar-Howa bor.
K W McGee, Harriavilie.
John Mltehelt, Butler.
A 1 Rttif, Butler.
J V, Hay. Fairoew twp.
W-sley liiesnng. But;er brr.
W W St. Clair, Worth twp.
Foster S.'.-Uon. Marion.
Alhort Starr, remi.
Fre lenc't Stark. Saxonbnrg bor.
John Stuble. Middlesex twp.
H C Turk, Brady.
Arthur Tiiru?r, .Jefferson.
Jacob F Wise, Jacksoa.
Henry Ziegler, Forward.
SSOOND WBRK. -THIRD MOSDAV 13TH
Samuel Adams. Fairview township.
William Adam*. W.tsninston.
Archibald Black. Donegal.
John Belfour, Adam^.
Charles Cranin.T, Clay.
J) M Cross, Marion.
Joseph Curry, S!ip;>eryrock.
John Cannon, Barker.
Allen Campbell. Suutmry bor.
John Doerr, Butler twp.
T B Dodds. Franklin.
Joseph Ewtag. Clinton.
W IHEnsmiiwr, Butler lx>r.
0 P Graham, Cranberry.
K 8 Grant. Allegheny.
William Gibson. I'etrolla bor.
John Haiiul. Summit twp.
Paul Kelster, Sllpperyn)Ck.
Thomas Kennedy, Wiiitteld.
Simon Keefcr. 1/incaster.
James Kellev, esq. Bunbury boa-
John M Louden, Clay twp.
Alex I/>wry. Bittler bor.
J W McNaughton, Washington.
J H Mantz, Ceutreville nor.
Thomas Morrow. Clearfield.
James Monroe. Petrolla bor
Jam«s Mahood Jr. Washington lw,».
William McKihbiu, Clinton.
H C McCoy, Cherry.
W A Ptirviance, Forward.
David Patton, Coneord.
William Reo-.senberry, Venango.
James B Story, Butler bor.
I(avid B Stoops Adams.
W H Shanor, Lancaster..'
Philip Shoup, Forward.
Henrv Sanderson. Clay.
John Cpdegraff. Wortli.
Freeman V andirvort, < ran ben y.
C A Wagner, Miller.stown bor.
J W Young. Allegheny twp.
F Zehoer, Jacluon.
THIRD WEEK —FOURTH MONDAY, ' 6TH
Solomon Albert. Franklin lowi.s'iip.
F M Brawley. Parker.
Alex Brown, Mercer.
J E Bard, Ceutreville bor.
James Barr esq. Adams twp.
Samuel Cmas. Worth.
James Colgnn, Allegheny.
Israel Craiiiner, Clay.
John Cypher, Winfleld.
James Crawford, Allegheny.
Thomas Chantler, Middlesex.
John Can-others, Clav.
John Cumberland, Coneord.
William Crulkshauks, Winfleld.
B DougiArt/, Petrol la iwir.
Charles Dcftriclt, Middlesex twp.
John H Davis, eso. Clinton.
John Ferguson. Middlesex.
Benjamin Qarvin, Cranberry.
A D Gllle-ipie. Washington twp.
John Goehrin *, Jackson west.
J W Glenn, Mercer.
Absalom Gray, Contioqtienesslng north,
Michael Hlggins, Venango.
J M Heplcr. i'etrolla bor.
James Kilrloo, Clav.
King Lawrence. Muddyc.eek.
Thomas McGafllek, Sllpi eryrock.
J Russell McCatidlesx, Cherry-
A H Morse. esq, Buffalo.
Samuel Meals, Venango.
A Miller. Fairview vest.
Hugh M« Fadden. Donegal,
James Mlblock. Connoip-.enesslng sout\
James Xorrts, Snmniit.
Henry Pillow, esq, Butler bor.
Johu Parks, of Win, Middlesex.
1 r*wts Rcertg, Summit.
U H Shakcly, Parker.
Abraham Sockler. Jackson west.
Rdward Helton. Clinton.
Alex Wilson, Allegheny.
John Webb, Clar.
D C Wads worth." Cl,sv.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn
lor w Special Term of Court,
of May. 10th d»y.
Bobt Anderson Allegheny twp.
Jacob Byerty, Buffalo.
W is, Mercer
John Beck, Fairviaw.
Petsr Birnhirt. Fairview.
No»h Bjwen, Adam«.
George Cooper, Middlesex.
John Clark. Washington.
Charles Couoby, Pann.
John B Cunningham, Clinton,
Geo W Campbell, bntler bor.
O * Dodds, Connoqnenessing.
Nicholas Dumbaoh, Oranborrv,
John W Ekia. Saxonburg bor.
Jimea Freeman. Ur»obarry township.
Paul Gottlieb, Jefferson twp.
Samuel Gallagher, Mudlycreefc,
A W Ornesman, Brady.
Henry Greenawald, Jackson.
Jacob Grabam, Clearfield.
11 F Billiard, Washington.
Jacob Hilgar. Slippnrvrock.
David Henry. Buff do.
Joseph Logan, Jefferson.
John T.ink Jr, >Vorth.
Baxter Logan, Penn.
Peter Bfiiler. f-ancaster.
Alonzo McCaudless. Prauklin,
Patrick MoNamofl, Venango.
William Moore, Fairview.
Alex Morrison, Lauoaster.
W T Mechling. Butler bor.
James B*y, I'enn to?nship.
A M Reynolds, Venango.
Robt? f-t. Cl%ir. Centre.
J F Stinetorf. Wai<hit>gton.
William Shephard, Middlesex.
Frank Hlalor, Donegal.
Johu Htudebaker, Worth.
Ohas Tinker. Cherry.
John Vensil, Donegal,
W F Wick. Clay.
Christ Walter, Jackson.
J C Ziegler, Jackson.
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I have also possession of the -barn in rear of
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SIMON GIB TY.
Sketch of the Life, of the Notorious
Simon Girty, senior, was as early as
1740 a licensed trader on the frontiers
of the provinces of Pennsylvania.
About that period he located on or
near Sherman's creek, and here his
son Simon Girty who figures so con
spicuously in the annals of border life
was born in .January, 1744. There
were three brothers, Thomas, George
and James. In 1750 the father and sun
dry other "squatters" aa Sherman's
creek were dispossessed of their set
tlements by the sheriff of Cumberland
county anil his posse, by direction of
the provincial authorities. For sever
al years previous the Sbawanese In
diuns on the Juniata demanded their
removal, but warning was of no use,
and at last the strong arm of the law
was invoked, the settlers taken into
custody and their cabins burned.
Girty and his family removed to the
Couococheague settlement, where, it is
said, he was killed in a drunken bout.
In 1756 Lis widow was killed, and
Simon, George and James were taken
captives by the Indians. Thomas,
the eldest, being absent at his mater
nal uncle's on the Antictam. was the
only one who escaped.
Simon Girty was adopted by the
Seuccas under the name of Katepa
comen, became an expert hunter, and
in dress, language and other habits &
thorough Indian. The author of
"Crawford's Campaign" says that ' it
must be passed to his credit that his
early training as a savage was com
pulsory, not voluntary, cs has genei
ul!y been supposed." George Girty
was adopted by the Pelawares, became
a fierce aud ferocious savage; while
James, taken into tho Shawauese tribe
became no less famous as a cruel and
bloodthirsty raider on the Kentucky
bolder, "sparing not even women and
children from the horrid torture."
As to Simon Girty, his tribe, al
though having their homes in southern
New York, roamed the wilderness
north-west of the Ohio; and vvheu the
expedition under Colonel Bouquet, at
the close of the Pontiac war ol 1764,
on the Muskingum, dictated peace to
the Indian tribes, one of the hostages
given up Lv the Ohio ludians was the
subject of our sketch. Preferring the
wild life of the savage, Simon Girty
escaped and returned to his home
among the Seneca Indians. One of
the conditions, however, of the treaty
referred to was the yielding up by the
Ohio Indians of all their captives wil
ling or unwilling. This beiug the
case, Girty was returned to the settle
ments, and toi k up his home near
Fort Pill, on a little run emptying in
to the Allegheny and now known a.i
In the controversy with the Virgi
nia authorities Girty cgpouged their
cause, :.t.d he figures quite conspicu
ously in the i! flkulties of Dr. John
Connoliy a d his party with the gov
ernment of Pennsylvania. In the uu
provoked war < f Lord Dun mere, in
company wlib S'mon Kenton, he serv
ed as hunter and sc< ut. He subse
quently aeted i.s Indian agent, and be
came iutimately acquainted with Col.
William Crav»f< :d, at whose cabin OD
the YoughiogL i y he was a frequent
guest, ci.d it is hti ted was a suitor for
the hand of oi «■ < f his daughters, but
was rejt < t< d.
At the ou!. t of the Revolution
Simon Girty w: s a cemmisioned officer
of the militia i.t Fort Pitt, took the
test eath as ret ailed bv the committee
of safety, but i;. March, 1778, deserted
to the enemy ii. c mpany with the no
torious Alexander McKce and Mat
thew Elliott. It is not known what
was the real est se of the defection of
Girtv, but it is more than probable
lhat not being fully trusted by the
authorities, ci application for a cap
taincy in the i.igluh regiment of the
Pennsylvania 1 ne in the Continental
service having | roved unsuccessful,
led him to adu treason and disloyally
to bis long caia'ogue of misdeeds.
Well skilled in Indian lore, he had
frequently acti d as interpreter at In
dian treaties a: d was therefore known
to the British dicers in command on
the lakes, wh were well acquainted
with his coir ge, shrewdness, and
above all, hi? savage ferocity. The
deserters wen warmly welcomed by
the enemy; wi 1c at Pittsburgh the
little band of .i.'.cnt patriots were
thrown into c .-'crnation by the sud
den and uucalN •! for trcachen. The
perfidious Delmvarcs on the Musking
um who were vu;Tating iu their neu
trality, were almost persuaded by
Girty to bccou.< hostile to the colonies
while sonic of tl e Sbawanese actually
"took up the ! a t! et" and began their
marauds ti|i< r. !.<• remote frontier set
tlements. Sin.' i: Girty himself now
commenced h'.- wii 1 career by sudden
forays against 11.< borderers, and in his
fierceness and < u Itv out-did the In
dians them-i'vs. Hence the sobri
quet of "Girty he White Savage."
Heckwcldci. t: his most interesting
narrative of Li> missionary life, does
not give a vci v pleasing picture of
Girty The I •• r had planned the
dcstructii no? '.in* Moravians, owing to
their powcrfu 1 n.'luence with the In
dians and tl .ir * ll'oits to preserve
peace to the fn iuitrs, and in July,
1779, made n le attempt on the life
of that "A pcst'i to the Indians," the
Rev. David Vbcrger. He caused,
however, the I :ei kinj,' up of the mis
sionary cstab' aliment on the Musk
ingum, thu* eff dually destroying the
influence ef tin M ravians.
On the 1 Oth of August, 1881, Girty
led a strong f re of Indians against
Bryant's Station, live miles from Lex
ington. |v< litu Vy, The Kentuckians,
says Puttcrfielii, "made such a gallant
resistance lhat the Indians became dis
heartened and were about abandoning
the scigc wl.< n (iirty, thinking he
might frightc: ihe garrison into a sur
render, piountid a stump within speak
ing distance and commenced a parley.
He told them who he was; that he
hourly locked ! r reinforcements with
cannon, and tl .t they had better sur
render at once; if they did so, no one
should lie hurt, otherwise he feared
they wou'd all be killed The garrison
wtfti intimidated; hut oue young man
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30. 18S1
i named Reynolds, seeing the effect of
I his harangue, and believing his story,
as it was, to be false, of his own accord
i an-wered him : 'Yon need not l>e so
particular to tell us your name; we
know your name, and you, too. I've
j had a villanious, untrustworthy cur
dog this long while, named Simon
Girty, in compliment to you ; he's so
like you—just as ugly and just as wick
ed. As to the cannon, let them come
on ; the country's roused and the scalps
of your read cut-throats, and your own
too, will be drying on our cabins in
! wenty-four hours.' This spirited re
ply produced good results. Girty in
turn was disheartened, and with his
Indians soon withdrew.'
Passing over further detailed ac
counts of the numerous murderous forays
against the Americans, we come t)
that noted campaign against the San
dusky Indian towns in 1782, led by
Col. William Crawford. Girty's bru
tality reached its climax when he
yiewed with apparent satisfaction the
most horrible and excruciating tortures
whitli that ill-fated but brave and gal
land officer was doomed to undergo;
and this episode in his career has placed
his name among the mc*t infant us,
whose long catalogue of crimes causes
a shudder as the details are penned,
even after the lapse of a century.
During the next seven years little is
recorded of ibis desperado, save that
he married a year afi*r Crawford's de
feat, Catharine Mulolt, a captive
among the Sbawanese. They had
several children. She survived her
husband many years, and died at an
Notwithstanding Girty's brutality,
depravity and wickedness, he never
lost the confidence and esteem of the
Indians. During the several cam
paigns which resulted so disastrously
to the Americans, the advice of Simon
Girty was conslusive. It is stated
that after St. Clair's defeat 'a grand
council was held at the confluence of
the Maumee and the Auglaize by
nearly ull the Northwestern tribes, to
take into consideration the situation of
affairs; and Simon Girty was the only
white man permit.ed to be present;'
and as in th^subsequent conference of
1793, it was determined mainly
through the exertions of Girty to con
The same year, while commissioners
oil the part of the United States nt
tempted to negotiate with the co.ifed
erate nations for an adjustment of our
difficulties with Indians, Girty acted
as interpreter. His conduct was ex
ceedingly inso'cut; and it is related
that he was not only fahc in his duty
as interpreter, but that he run a quill
or long feather through the curtilage of
his nose cross-wise, to show his con
tempt for the American gentleman
At the defeat of Gin« ral St. Clair,
Girty was present on the British side,
and saw nud knew General Richard
Butler, second iu com.nand, vho lay
upon the fiele' writhing from the agony
of his wounds. The traitor told a sav
age warrier that the wounded man
was a high officer ; whereupon the In
dian buried his tomahawk in General
Butler's head, wlnsc scalp was imme
diately torn ;cff aud who.-e heart was
taken out and divided into as many
pieces as there were tribes engaged in
With the victory of Wayne in 1795,
which forever destroyed the power of
the Indians of the northwest, and
which resulted in the famous treaty of
Greenville, Girty sold his trading es
tablishment and removed to Canada,
where he settled on a farm just below
Maiden on the Detroit river, the re
cipient of a pension from the English
government. Here he resided until
the war of 1812, undisturbed, and al
most blind aud incapacitated for active
service. After the capture of the
British fleet on Lake Erie, and the re
treat of the British army from the eas
tern bank of the Detroit river, Girty
followed, remaining away from his
home until after the proclamation of
peace, when he returned to his farm at
Maiden, where he died in the autumn
of 1818, aged over seventy years.
It is a difficult matter at this re
mote day to #ive a correct estimate of
the character ef Simon Girty, yet
enough has been said to show that he
was a heartless villain, and, no bra
very, courage,or seining compassion for
Kenton, or one or two others whose
lives he interceded for and saved, can
compensate for that one hellish deed
which he could have prevented, the
burning of Colonel Crawford. He
seemed to revel in the very excess of
malignity, and above all in his hatred
to his countrymen. The recent at
tempt to make a hero of him has prov
ed furtil. Without one redeeming
quantity, a personage with "ull the
vices of civilization ei grafted upon
those of a savage state," we have a
hideous picture for ull time—that of
A man being asked about the trust
worthiness of a certain person who was
in search of a situation said : 'There
are, doubtless, vocations in which he
could be trusted. There's real estate,
for example If that was put in his
care, I think the owner would find his
property where he left it. I shouldn't
care to tpcak as to any other kind of
A little Democratic weekly in the
State of New York prints an editorial
headed 'Advice to Garfield ' If the
President doesn't both and heed it, he
will be pretty mean; because the edi
tor was compelled to crowd out a liver
pad advertisement to make room for
the article. Presidents little know the
the self sacrificing nature of some edi
tors. — Norristown Ilerald
A PCETICAL Cow.—A Cnpo of
(jootl Hope paper thus describes the
pet cow of a parsonage, for sale there.
We think she must have been bred a r d
reared under good instruction :—"She
is a picture worth focusing by any
photographer. Her coat is the sleek
est ; her temper the met kest; her form
is the neatest; her udder the greatest;
her eyes are tie brightest; her milk is
the whitest ; her horns «re the short
est; and il wanted mote test t-« prove
she is a beauty, a darling, :i pet, just
buy her, and you will have joy in your
THE ritL! SIDE NTS.
Some Interenting Particulars About
Their Liee*, Services aud Deaths.
George Washington was born in Vir
ginia on Friday, February 11, 1731,
old style; February 22, 1732, new
style. Became President Thursday,
April 30, 17SO, at the age of fifty--seven
years, two months and eight days, lie
served continuously eight years, less
two months. He died in Virginia,
Saturday, December 14, 1799, aged
sixty-seven years, nine months and
John Adams was born in Massachu
setts on Wednesday, October 10, 1735,
old style; October 30, new style. Be
came President on Monday, March 4,
1797, at the age of fifty-seven years,
four months and four days. Served
only four years. He died in Massachu
setts, Tuesday, July 4, ly2t>, aged
ninety years, eight mouths and four
Thomas Jefferson was born in Vir
ginia, Tuesday, April 2, 1743. He was
inaugurated Wedueslav, March 4,
1801, at the age of fifty-seven years,
eleven months and two days. Served
eight years ne died in Virginia on
the same day with John Ada:»s, Tues
day, July 4, 182(>, aged eighty-five
years, three months aud two days.
James Madison was born in Vir
ginia, Tuesday, March 16, 1751. He
was inaugurated Saturday, March 4,
1809, at the age of fifty-seven years
eleven months and sixteen days, and
served eight years. I)itd Tuesday,
June 29, 1835, aged eighty-five year?,
three months and twelve davs.
James Monroe was born in Virginia
on Friday, April 28, 1758. Became
President on Tuesday, March 4, 1817,
at the age of fifty-eight years, nine
months and four days. He died in
New Yoik on Monday, July 4, 1831
the third President who died on Inde
pendence day— aged seventy-two years,
two mom lis and six days.
John Quiney Ad, ins, eldest sou of
President John Adams, was born in
Massachusetts on Saturday, July 11,
1767. Became President on Friday,
March 4, 1825, at the age of fifty-seven
years, seven months and twenty-one
days, and servid four years. He died
in Washington (while a member of the
House of Representatives) on Wednes
day, February 28, 1847, aged eight)
vears, seven months and thirteen days.
Andrew J; ckson was born in North
or South Caroliua, on Sunday, March
15, 1767. He was inaugurated on
Wednesday, March 4, 1829, at the age
of sixly-onc yiars, eleven months and
seven days, a;,d strrc d eight years.
Died in Tennessee, on Sunday, January
8, 1845, aged s venty-seveu years, nine
months aud twenty-four days. He died
on the anniver-ary of his great victory
in New Orleans, thirty years before.
Martin Vau Buron was born iu New
York on Thursday, December 5, 1782.
He was inaugurated on Saturday,
March 4, 1837, at the age of fifty-four
years and three months, aud served
four years. lie died iu New York on
Thursday, July 24, 1862, aged seventy
nine years, seven months and nineteen
William Henry Harrison was born
in Virginia, on Thursday, February 9,
1773. He was inaugurated on Thurs
day, March 4, 1841, at the age of sixty
eight years and twenty-three days, and
died in office just one month Inter, Sun
day, April 4, 1841, aged sixty-eight
years, one month and twenty-three
John Tyler was born in Virgiuia on
Monday, March 29, 1790. Became
President on the death of Harrison,
Sunday, April 4, 1841, at the age of 51
years and 6 days, serving out that term
only. He, died Friday, January 17,
1862, aged 71 years, 9 months and 19
James Knox Polk was born in
North Carolina on Monday, November
2, 1795. Was inaugurated Tuesday,
March 4, 1845. at the age of 49 years
4 months and 2 days, serving four
years. He died in Tennessee on Fri
day, June 15, 1849, only 11 weeks af
ter goining out of office, aged 53 years,
7 months and 13 davs.
Zaclmry Taylor was born in Virginia
on Friday, September 24, 1784. He
became President on Monday, March 5,
1819, at the age of 64 years, 5 months
and 9 days, (This was the first in
stance in wh'ch the 4th of March, the
day for inaugurating a new President,
fell on a Sunday. But it happened at
Monroe's second inauguration, and ali o
at the inauguration of President Hayes.
Taylor died in offi-e on Tuesday, July
1, 1850, at the a«-e of 65 j~ears, *9
months and 15 days.
Millard Fillmore was born in New
York on Tuesday, January 7, 1800.
He succeeded Taylor on Wednesday,
July 10, 1850, at the age of 50 years,
6 months and 3 days, serving out the
term. lie died in New York on Sun.
day, March 3, 1874, aged 74 years, 2
months and 1 day.
Franklin Pierce was born in New
Hampshire on Friday, November 23,
1804, and was inaugurated on Friday,
March 4, 1853, at the age of 48 years,
3 months and 9 days, serving only one
term, lie died on Friday, October 8,
1 569, aged 64 years, 10 months and 15
days. Born, inaugurated and died on
James Buchanan was born in Penn
sylvania on Saturday, April 2.1, 1791.
He became President on Wednesday,
March 4, 1857, at the age of (Jo years,
10 months and 11 days, serving one
term. He died in Pennsylvania on
Monday, June 1, 1863, aged 77 years,
1 month and 8 days He was the only
President who was never married.
Abraham Lincoln was born in Ken
tucky, on Saturday, February 12, iSOft.
He became President on Monday,
March 4, 1861, at the age of 52 years
and 20 days. He served until his as
sassination in Washington on Good
Friday, April 11, 1865, (died the next
thiv, Saturday, April 15), at the age of
.VI yeniv, 2 months and 'i days.
Andrew Johnson was born in North
Carolina on Thursday, December 29,
1803, and became President on Satur
day, April 15, 1865, (on tin; death (if
Lin<o!n), at the age of 56 years, 3
mon'hs ;;nd 17 days. He died in Ten
nessee, Saturday, July 31, 1875, aged
66 years, 7 mouths aud 2 davs.
Ulysses Simpson Grant was born in
Ohio on Saturday, April 27, 1822. He
was inaugurated on Thursday, March
4, 18C9, at the age of 46 years, 10
months and 5 days, and served eight
Rutherford Birehard Haves was born
in Ohio 3n Friday, October 4, 1822, aud
became President on Monday, March
5. 1877. at the age of 54 years, 5 months
and 1 day.
James Abram Garfield was born in
Ohio on Saturday, November 19, 1831,
and was inaugurated on Friday, the
4th day of March last, at the age of 49
years, 3 months and 13 days
From the above it appears that seven
Presidents were born in Virginia, 3 in
North Carolina, 3 in Ohio, 2 in Massa
chusetts, 2 in New York, and 1 each in
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and
Kentucky. That is, 11 horn iu the
South and 9 in the north. One was
born iu January, 3 in February, 3 iu
March, 4 in April, 1 in July, 1 in Sep
tember, 2 in October, 2 in November
and 2 in December.
Jackson and Lincoln were born on
Sunday ; Tyler and Polk on Monday :
Jefferson, Madison, Harrison and Fill
more on Tuesday; John Adams on
Wednesday ; Van Buren and Johnson
on Thursday; Washington, Monroe,
Taylor, Pierce and Hayes on Friday ;
John Quiucy Adams. Buchanan, Grant
and Garfield on Saturday.
Jackson, Harrison and Fillmore died
on Sunday; Monroe and Buchanan on
Monday ; John Adams and Jefferson
on the same day, Tuesday, July 4,
1826, also Taylor on Tuesday; John
Ouiucy Adams on Wednesday ; Madi
son and Van Buren ou Thursday ; Ty
ler, Polk and Pierce on Friday; Wash
ington, Liucolu and Johnson on Satur
Jefferson was Lorn and died on Tues
days; Jackson on Sundays ; Van Bu
ren oil Thursdays ; Pierce-on Fridays.
WIN TEII CUS TOMS IN RUSSI A
The Russians Lave a great knack for
making their Tyfnters pleasant. You
feel nothing of the cold in those tightly
built houses where all the doors and
windows are double, and where the
rooms are kept warm by big stoves
hidden in the waits. There is no damp
i:i a Russian house, and the inmates
may dress indoors in the lightest of
garbs, which contrast oddly- with the
mass of furs and wraps which they don
when going out. A Russian can afford
to mn no risk ot exposure when he
leaves his house for a walk or drive.
He covers his head and ears with a fur
bonnet, his feet and legs with felt boots
lined with wool or fur, which are drawn
on over the ordinary boots and trousers
and reach up to the knees; he next
cloaks himself in an ample top-coat with
fur collar, lining and cuffs ; and he bu
ries his hands in a pair of fingerless
gloves of seal or bearskin. Thus equip
ped, and with the collar of his coat
raised all arouud so that it muffles him
u,i tj the eyes, the Russian exposes
only his nose to the cold air; and he
takes care frequently to give that organ
a little rub to keep the circulation go
ing. A stranger who is apt to forget
that precaution, would often get his
nose frozen if it were not for the cour
tesy of the Russians, who will always
warn him if they see his nose whiten
ing,' and will, unbidden, help him to
chafe it vigorously v ith snow. In
Russian cities walking is just possible
for men during winter; but hardly so
for ladies The women of the lower
order wear knee-boots; thosa of the
shop-keeping classes seldom venture
out at all; I hose of the aristocracy go
out in sleighs These are by no means
pleasant vehicles for nervous people,
for the Kalmuc coachmen drive them
at such a terrific pace that they fre
quently capsize ; but jiersons not desti
tute of pluck find their motion most en
joyable. It must be added that to lie
spilled out of a Russiau sleigh is tanta
mount only to getting a rough tumble
on a soft mattress, for the very thick
furs iu which the victim is sure to be
wrapped will be enough to break the
fall. The houses and hovels of the
Russian working classes arc as well
warmed as those of the aristocracy. A
stove is always the principal item of
furniture in them, and these contrivan
ces are used t j sleep on as well to ccok
in. The mujick, having no bod, curls
himself up oa his stove at his time for
going to rest; sometimes he maybe
found creeping right into the stove and
enjoying the delights of a good vapor
bath. The amount of heat whieh a
Russian will stand is amazing, and his
carelessness in facing the cold afterward
not less so. On a Sunday, which is
washing day over Russia, you may see
in every village a mujick who has been
cooking himself in his stove till he is
of a color like boiled lobster, rush naked
into the snow and roll himself in il
like a till he glows all over to his
satisfaction. It soems monstrous that
one of the Russian's principal protect
ions against the cold—his beard—was
laid under penalty by Peter the Great
and subsequently by Elizabeth and
Catherine 11., when they were try
ing to civilize their subjects according
to the custom of the West. These
three sovereigns all laid a tax on
beard ; and peasants entering cities on
market days were required to exhibit
in proof that they had paid their tax, a
brass coin stamped with a bearded face
and the words, 'bcroda lignaia tiagotoa'
(the beard tax has been settled). This
absurd impost was abolished by Paul ;
but the effects of it still survive in a
manner, for the beard is still considered
'bad form' in aristocratic circles. Mil-
itary officers wear only mustaches and
whiskers; diplomatists and other ser
vants eschew the whiskers and generally
reap their f tees altogether. A Russian
with a beard is pretty sure to be either
a 'pope' or a member of one of the
classes below the uppt r middle.
An Altooua barber was fined four
dollars tor slaving on Sunday,
i The Michigan Legislature proposes
i to make hugging a girl against her will
' a penal offense. The girls will now
' either have to submit gracefully and
not assume to object, and scratch and
fight, or they won't get hugged. This
is us it should be. Some gallant mem
ber of the Pennsylvania Legislature
should introduce a similar bill tc-aior
Thurloic WteiTa Story of the Great
The venerable Thurlow Weed, of
New York, oue of tbe most noted
figures in the politics of the past, lives
quietly and handsomely. No man has
a better acquaintance with the politi
cians of the last generation than he,
and he still takes such a strong interest
in public matters that several quiet
visits made at the Custom House in
New York during the past few days by
him gave 'ise to rumors that caused
many that occupy suug berths consid
erable fears. Although Mr. Weed was
not very courteously consented
to talk of the celebrated Morgan case,
Interest in which has been revived
throughout New York State by the
i recent article on the mysterious murder
j of the two sons of Judge James L.
I Gillis. Mr. Weed was au editor in
■ Rochester, and took a prominent part
| in all tbe proceedings in reference to
Morgan, being a strong anti-Mason.
His connection with the case began
from the fir.st, as Morgan wanted him
to print his book, which he refused.
TUB STORY OF MORGAN.
'I was sorry to hear of the trouble
Judge Gillis is having in his old age,'
said Mr. Weed; 'l'knew him very
well,' and ho was a very worthy man.
as were all those engaged in the per
secution of Morgan. You can have no
idea of the excitement that case caused
for at least a decade. It became a
political issue without any intention on
the part of the Anti-Masons, and tbe
latter became a strong party. Judge
Gillis was not tried for the murder, but
for abducting Morgan. The fucts in
the case were about these: Morgan
was a drunken stone-mason and a mem
ber of the order of Free Masons; With
the help of a couutry printer ho printed
an expose of tbe first three degrees of
Masonry, and was about exposing the
Royal Arch degree when the Masons
determined to put stop to it. Morgan
had come to mc(l was in the newspapre
business in Rochester at tbe time) to
print his book, but he wanted me to
take an oath of secrecy before I began
the work and I would not do so.
THE FIRST PLAN.
'The Masons had Morgan arrested
on a tramped up charge of petit larceny
and lodged in jail. They then made
arrangements to carry him off. A
party of them, including Gillis, Nicho
las G. Cheseborough, whose daughter
called on me not a half an hour ago,
and James Whitney and others, went
to tbe jail and after considerable par
leying with the jailor's wife they pre
vailed on her to give Morgan up.
This was about nine o'clock in the
evening, and the party drove off at
once. The idea of the Masons was
simply to get Morgan away from the
bad company be was in, in which case
the Masons belivcd he would give up
bis design of exposing the secrets of
the Order. They proposed to buy him
a farm in Canada and turn him from
his evil ways generally. When the
party left the jail they drove hurriedly
to Mendum, when they changed horses,
then to Rochester, Clarkston and Lew
iston, driving rapidly and changing
horses several times. Finally Morgan
was lodged in the magazine in Fort
Niagara. The plan was now changed
to provide for Morgan by sending him
away from civilization in the employ
of the North-western Fur Company.
There were several meetings of the
Lodge and Chapter at Niagara on the
subject, but many Masons refused to
have anything to do with the scheme.
Then the matter became imperative:
something had to be done, and at
THE VATE or MOIUIAN.
'lt was found to be dangerous to
recede or to go on. After Morgan had
been a prisoner in the magazine for
three or four days there was a large
meeting of Masons to install an En
campment in a Canadian town near by.
Prominent men were present, including
members of the New York Legislature,
and the evening ended with a grand
supper, at which excited speeches were
made by several prominent members of
the Order in the case of Morgan. At
last the Chaplain was called on for
a toast, aud he gave the following:
The enemies of our Order: May they
find a grave six feet deep, six feet long
and six feet due east and west.' This
contained a hidden significance, and
Colonel King, who was at the table,
called four gentlemen outside, and, a
carriage being called they were driven
to Fort Niagara, where they arrived at
4 o'clock in the morning. Morgan was
called up and was told that they had
made arrangements for his welfare,
bought him a etc. lie • went
with them and they took a boat and
rowed out four miles into Lake Ontario.
Here they wound a rope loaded with
sinkers around Morgan and threw him
overboard. A man at the fort, whom
I afterward looked up in Vermont, saw
the boat leave with six men and return
with five. Of course, all these facts
were denied, and the world said the
committee that investigated the matter
were politicians and were moved by
interests other than those ofdiscovering
TIIE EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.
jlluve you any evidence to establish
these facts ? was asked.
'I was just getting to that, said Mr.
Weed. 'Just as I was leaving Chicago
at the close of the proceedings of the
Convention which nominated Mr. Lin
coln - (I was mortified and even much
disgusted at the defeat of Seward and
was sending my baggage to the depot)
Colonel John Whitney, one of the five
men who took Morgan out in the boat,
came to me and said, 'I want you to
swear to what I have told you about
the Morgan matter, and if you surive
me I want you to publish it. I promised
to write out the statement which con
tained substantially the facts I have
given you, and intended to do so, but
the campaign came on , the war broke
out, and I was sent to Europe by Mr.
Liucohi and I neglected it. While in
London I wrote to Whitney asking hiiu
to go to E. li. Williams and let him
write the statement. When I got back
home that letter was returned to me
On» square, one insertion, fi ; each anbM
;ueui tr.neruon. 60 cento. Yeirly advertisement
exceeding one-fourth of a column, ti rer inch
Figure work dontle there rate*; additicna
charges where weekly or monthly changes »rs
made. Local advertisements 10 cent* per tin*
for first insertion, and 5 cents per line for each
additional Insertion, fti images and deaths pub
lished fiee of cl.arge. Obit DOT notices charge*
*e »«'.vcrtiwmcDiß, and Jiayahle when handed in
Auditor* 1 Notices, ti ; Kx ecu ton' and An minis
trators' Notiers. #3 each; Eetray, Cxalioa ant
i'involution Notices, not exceeding ten lines,
Fi om the fact that tbe Cmzn Is the oldes*
ertal lished and most extensively circulated Be
;>Q»>iican newspaper in Duller county, <a Iteput
iicau conntvj it must be apparent tu business
mm that it is the medium they ahoutd use in
advertising their business.
from the dead letter office, and Whitney
had died a week before it should have
reached him. I was always sorry that
1 did not write out the statement in
HE WANTED 810 WORD 3.
'I wanted to see the man who writes
the editoriuls for this paper," said to in
dividual who looked like a cross be
tween a store clerk aud a job preacher.
'I mean your regular big gun, your
sledge hammer heavy weight, so to
speak. The one who writes those thick
solid leaders that nobody understands.
Them kind with four svllables in "em,
'Well, sir,'said the editor and chief,
laving down his pen and shutting up
his dictionary, 'what can I do for you V
'Why,' replied the stranger, as be
took out a twenty and laid it on the
desk, 'I want you to give me the worth
of that in big words—regular jawbreak
ers ; just the toughest old toothlooseners
you can get up for the roonev.'
■\ ou don t want them for some other
paper?' said the editor suspiciously.
_ 'Oh, no, not at all. Let me explain.
\ou see, I belong to one of the debating
societies up in Marysville. Of coftree,
we haven't got much city stvle up
there, but wc manage to make a great
deal of noise sometimes.'
'Shouldn't wonder', said the editor.
'We have some mighty lively de
bates, I can tell you. Tbe otter day
they got up a sort of tournament be
tween the two societies. Tbe question
was: 'Resolved, That bedbugs donot
bite Chinamen.' Magnificent subjeet
now, wasn't it ?'
'Has considerable bearing on the fu
ture of the State, I admit,' sail the
moulder of public opinion, screwing*np
'Well, you see, wewerejast walking
right away from the other fellows who
had the affirmative, when anew mem
ber of their crowd— a fellow just up
from the city—got up and said that the
bedbug didn't bite the Chinaman be
cause if he did the result would be— let's
see ; I've got it down here on a piece of
paper. Ob, yes ! —instantaneous pyro
•What did he mean ?'
'I don't know—nobody knows.
Thtt'd just what's the matter. It
knocked all our follows perfectly cold
just paralyzed the entire crowd. We
hadn't another word to say, and the op
position society carried the day and
went home grinning like watermelons
with one slice out.'
'That was annoying.'
•You bet it was. Just think of the
meanness of that cues of springing a
couple of words like thaton a Marysville
audience. Wbyjit was terrible. Of
course we did the best we could to get
even. Well, the next Saturday we had
another strong subject: 'Resolved'
That compelling chickens to drink hot
water will canse them to lay bard boil
ed eggs.' So I braced up and said
that I once had a game rooster that
died of curvilinear cantagas pbolobia.'
'Well it did for a moment, yoa better
believe. Their crowd turned white
around the gills for a moment but when
our fellows had done cheering, that
same fellow—bis name is Guffersoa,
and he used to be some sort of a pro
fessor once, I hear; that same fellow
got up and said that, while be largely
coincided with the gentleman who had
just sat down, probably the most serious
obstacle in the way of utilizing orni
thological intelligence was the tendency
of the species toward hysterialarynxia
'You may well say so. Of course
that jnst knocked us square off our pins
—wilted us right down—the audience
decided for tho opposition side without
taking a vote. I believe that if Guffer
sou hadn't gone home that night es
corted by Bill Stokes—that's our police
force, you know—some of our members
would have assassinated him.'
'I should think assassination would
be very multitudenous down your way.'
'Multitudenou?—that's no slouch of a
word. Just let me take it down. Yes,
it was a regular Waterloo defeat for
our club. So the uext day they sub
scribed twenty dollars and the expenses
of a committee of one to come right
down to 'Frisco and get hold of a lot
of words calculated to make coal rattle
in the cellar when they are left off, and
to cause that Gufferson to wish he'd
never been born. Now, come, what
can you do for me ! Dcrn the expense.'
And as the managing editor has
taken a day off and lugged home the
office 'Verbal Roots,'we confidently ad
vise our subscribers at Mayrsville to
take to the foot hills before the corais
sioncr returns. Property will be very
cheap in that section shortly, if our ed«
itor knows himself.
Before the days of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, a person troubled with a cough
always consulted his physician. Now
he only invests 25 cents and is cured
after a few doses.
The popular belief is that there are
more females than males in our popula
tion. The fact is that there are more
men than women— or, to be more ex
act, more males than females. In the
50,152,86G of our population under the
census of 1880, there are 25,520,582
males and 24,632,284 females—a dif
ference of 933,298 in favor of the lord®
of creation, so-called. In the thickly
settled States the softer Hex is in the
ascendency, while in the new States
and in the Territories the contrary is
the case. In Pennsylvania, for in
stance, there are 10,484 more women
thaa men, while in Arizona, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada or Wyoming there
are two men to one woman.
FLORICULTURE.—Among the many
guides and helps issued annually by our
numerous Seedmen and Florists, treat
ing on this beautiful art, none is more
clear, none more tastefully illustrated
and gotten up than Nellis' Floral In
structor, which we have just received-
It is published quarterly at the low
price of 20 cents per year, and contains
a complete list of Seeds, Plants, Bulbs,
Ac., at greatly reduced prices, and
much useful information for all interst
ed in gardening. He sends a sample
copy and packet of choice flower seed* '
as a trial to any one who sends him a
3 cent stamp. His address is, A. 0.
NELLIS. N. Y.