Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, June 08, 1881, Image 1

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Is now Receiving Fresh New Goods in the Latest Styles the Eastern
Markets produces. All his
Spring and Summer Stock
Are now ready for inspection. These goods are made to his own
special order bv the largest manufacturers, and coming direct from
them to bis House there are NO MIDDLE PROFITS TO _
PAY. He intends to give to the public BOOTS and
SHOES at prices that they can find no where else.
It pays to sell goods low and he means to do it.
The attractions which he offers in the as
sortment, in the quality, and
in tbe prices, are such that no one can resist going to the
Some and only n few of the Bargain* Offered:
Gents' Fine Buff Congress and Alexis $1.25 and upwards.
" " Strap Low Shoes, SI.OO and upwards.
" " Calf Boots, warranted $2.15 and upwards.
" Brogans and Plow Shoes, 90c and upwards.
Large lioe of tbe very finest .Machine and Hand sewed goods in stock.
Ladies Serge Congress and Polish, 75c and upwards.
" " Grain Fox and Polish, elegant goods, $1 00 and upwards.
" Grain Peg Polish, elpgant goods, $1 00.
" " Standard Polish, elegant goods, $1 25, all warranted.
" Kid Button Boots, $1.50 and upwards.
" Grain and Peb. Button Boots, $1.40 and upwards.
" " Sewed Polish Boots, good, $1.25 and upwards.
Very large stock of the very finest styles in Kid, St. Goat ami I'eb. Button
Side Lace Shoes.
Id Ladies, Misses and Cbildien, the stock is the largest I have ever offered.
Low and 1-lutton Newports-
Boys and Youths' Shoes in proportion to Men's. Can't give many prices,
space will not permit, suffice to say you find every thing in the Boot k Shoe
line and verv low figures at
Laboe Stock of Leather k Finmnoh Repairing of all kinds done at
Reasonable Prices. Be certain to examine this stock and prices before you
boy. Thanking yos for past farors I still solicit a continuance of the same.
. ■-MX—. L ■ 111I 11 1 11 —~*
Herbaline Syrup,
1 ..The fmly Medicine in tbe WoiMCumpundfd from tl»e Natural It/xiU aiiil Herlm of Mexico.
Uvct an<U<lilncy Complaint*, H< r(iliila, Klmumallom, I'llen. Dro|my, Heart Di»eaw, .Ner;
I • voti* Aflcct'etui »IHI CUrojile Dlw>a«t*t.
hehhaline SYRUP,
(*<t VINK4JAR COMPOUND.) Th»* purwit ami bent Medicine In Ihe world for delicate
female*, wh'-iher young i»r old. marrle.i or *lukl»>. at the dawn of womanhooil <>r the turn
life, rt* 1 levins ;uid cuHiik tlielr complaint* a* If by Magic* Kor tbe rtnf * feehle
tki* Totiie Hyrtip )um no equal. &
(NU MINKKALI-OIHOS.) A #wlft and *ure relief In Mental and Physical Prontnitlon j
canted by over-Uxluß the mind and iKxly with Ijujilnewt aud pr»fc**l"nal care*.
(A VITAUZINO TOJ9I(\) Unequaled a* a medlHne for Children, being eaay of iwlrnin-
Mration, ideamtnt and refwwhlnic l*> tak«, jprornpt In lt« artlon ; certain in Ita WBli*. and
alway* «af« and reliable. No Venn if iutp. ixM?etij(if». or other medicine* will ftee the ny»~
tnn (mm Wonii' like thin wonderful Wild Herb Tonie.
'THE LIKE OIVINO PRfNCIPI.K ) Skin auea*e* of whatever name or nature,*iieh a«
Kruptlon*. Blotche*. Pimple*, Illtifrworm*. Scrofula, ftc.. are literally dux lip suiil curried
out Of the *y«tein by thl* Kr<*at Tonle and Alternative, while the complexion i* rendered
clear and beautiful.
(PUBPXY HKHKAL.) A Keuulne nn-dltine warranted fr»c from Aiweiije, '
<liiiuiu, gulnlri", and Alcoliol lu all It* forron. Tlie mont valuable Family Medicine In the
SI.OOO VC "W »*W» I* offered for a caw of Chronic l)l«en*e
that till* great Tonic Syrup will fail to cure or Rreatly lwn< nt. It tbe direction* are slrlctiy
Prince of Scotland,
Can be «n at the atal.le of the aubacrllicr. near
I,caa-ire*llle. Wlnßetd townahlp. Butler Co , Fa ,
the tlrrt three daya ol each week. mid Thur»dnya
and 'Friday* at the atable of Joaeph Flick In
la n beau'llul U tpple hay. rlalng *l* yen-a old,
with Immense t>oue and mu*cle, aupeilor ictlon,
and n j«rrlcct foot, wherein mo»t heavy hoae*
lack, and lor dltpoeltlon la unexcelled ■
in; hand" bUto. »e|gh» o»ir I.H«Q pftvhdl, and
Wal bred Iron, one of the lltieel draught harae*
in Heotlnnd. Farther truce of |>edlgrre l« nn
nercM.'irj. an hie appearance will rwC'OLll'nend
him to competent Judgea.
20.*|n2m Owner. !
Notice ia hereby siren that an application
will be made to the state I'udan Board, at it*
Sieetjnit '.n foe 3W of June. IM|, fa the I*',
on of W" 1 "**" uonylcted iq the tiqur
let **fc»i(in» qf Butler oognty, !»»., on a uliarge
of fore err and embeialenient.
May IM, 'U.
Procured for all aoldlera disabled in the U. S.
aerrice troni any cauae, al*o for heir of decea*-
ed *oldier». The *llghte*t diaabilitr entitle* to
and new dinchargea procured. Thoae In doubt
aa to whether entitled to anything, ahould aend
two :< centatampa for oar "circular of informa
tion " Adilrena, with atamp*. HTOIMIARTA CO.,
Solicitors of Claims and Patent*, Washington, ,
p. 0., Loqk bo* «23- Htaarlm 1
MrrTm directions.
tlv For Catarrh, hay fever
VncAM RhU'' ■ cold to the (lead, he.,
limert with little ringer
■LATARRH COLDt-ttfJ a imrtli-le of tlie Hiilln
H MlMauiiDci '" l " the nostril* ; draw
I stmngbrcal llH through
fMCeSfM the none. It will Tie
VntAif JaSPA absorbed, cleansing.
"/fJrf-FM and healing the dla-
( For DeftfneM,
apply a particle Into
IIAViNO gained an enviable reputation, displac
ing all other preparation* in the vicinity of dlteov
! erv.ls, on Itn merit* alone, recognized a« a won
i derful remedy wherever known. A fair trial will
i convince the most «kepllcal of lt< curative |Hm
i 1 erv It effectually cleanse* the nasal passage* of
Catarrhal virus, causing healthy secretion*. al
lay* Intlaiiiiiiatloii and Irrttatlon, protect* the
meinbranal linings of the head from additional
cold*, completely heal* the nore* ami re*tore* the
aeil*e of taste and *inell. lienefleial result* are
realized bv a few application* A thorough treat
ment a* directed w ill cure Catarrh. A* (t U(tu#r.
hold remedy tor cold in im. |,,;,i|| u mieniiated.
Tile Itnl lll I* u t us.; and agreeable, wild by
dfliHKl't* at *0 eenf* On receipt of Ml cent* will
mall a package. Send for circular with full Infor
Kor sale In Hutler by f«. H Wuller, J.» . ItedlcH,
Zimmerman ft Wuller. Coulter ft l.imt.
Union WfMilen Mill,
Manufactutcr of BI.AKKBT*, FI.ANMBI.*, YAKN*,
Ac. AI»o cuatora work done to order, *uch a*
carding Koll*, makim.' Blanket*, Flannel* Knit
ting and Weaving Yarn*, Ae., nt very low
price*. Wool worknd on the aliarea, II de
• Ired »n*T-1 •
tCCi week In your own town. Term* and W
i >oo ( ,utfit fr-e. Addrost 11. HALLKTT ft Co.,
• Portland, Maine.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest, Gout,
Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swellings and
Sprains, Burns and Scalds,
General Bodily Pains,
Tooth, Ear and Headache, frosted Feet
and Ears, and all other Paint
and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equal* ST. JACOBS OH. as
a *■!/'■, '<> re, ,i,nplr an«l cheap External Remedy.
A trial entalla but the comparatively tnllme outlay
<f .>0 Cents, and every one ouflFering with pain
tan have cheap and positive proof of its claims.
Direction* in Eleven Language*.
Baltimore, Md., V. S. A.
The Positive Cure
For all Female Complaints.
This preparation, a* Iti nana slr:n!fl«-s, ronsiftts oi
Pro;**. t>* that aro Lurml. to the laost del
("aUioralid. Vpcn one triU(hoDerit* of thi* Coin
pouad will be recoffnlz-Kl, ai relief in iium«dliito ; ami
when iti tier* is continued, In ninety-nine rtm In a hun.
£rod, a pnraiancntcuro is cff«cto<l,j*a thousands v.ill u »
tlfy. Oa account of Its proven merits, It li to-day ro
rornnwn ied nod preecrl^oJ hjr tbo be t piiysi Ijuis is
th* country.
It will cars entirely to *o:«t form of falling
of the tiLonis, kacarrbfia, irregular **» d painful
Sl<mstruation,sllOvarUuiTroul>lf s, Infl/inirruttlon tr.d
Ulceration, Flooding*, nil Hr.plarrmcnls fciul the con*
MKjuont aplnal weakness, and is CKpeeiallj adapt* d to
the Change of IJfe. It wIU dissolve and oxp**l tumori
from the uterus In an early gtogo of development. T!»«
tendenry to cancerous humo;*s there l.i checked very
speedily by Itausr.
In fart It has proved to \>* the fr. lat
est and best remedy that has er«*r lieon discover
ed. It perforates every portion of the system, and fflves
new llfoand vigor. It rcmor< sfafntnen. ,f!atu!r y. de
stroys all for stl/uulants, an 1 relieve :» weakness
of the stomas h
It cures floating, IfeadaclicM, Nervous Proetratlon,
Oeneral Ltoblllty, Clecplessoms, Impression ai.d Imil
gestlon. That feeling of lieailntf down, cunsintf pcin,
weight and backache, la always permanently cured by
lteuse. It will at all times, r.nd under rll c!r«*umatan
ees, act in harmony with tho law that fovem* the
female system.
For Kidney Oomplaintu of either s*x this compound
Is unsurpassed.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Is prepared at SW and 236 Western Avenue, Lynn, Ma-1.
Price $ 1.00. 81* bottles for s.'*.oo. Hent iiy mail l;» tin*
form of pills, also In the form of I<oseuf?es, on rece!;#t
of price, ft.oo, per box, for either. Mrs. TTSZIIIA'J
frr* |y anvwers all Icttc mof Inquiry. fW»nd for pam
phict. Address as a!<ove M-ntion Vila pa;*rr.
Ko family rliouldbe without LVDiA It. lINKIIAM'
LIVHHHLU. They CUr* Constipation, Mliousness,
and Torpidity of the liver, Lot
GEO. A. KELLY & CO. General
Age f, tß. Pittsburgh. Pa.
Sold by !). 11. Wuller, - Butler Pa.
(A .IfMilrioe, not u Drink.) I
AxriTitr. Vvnrnr a st* Hr«TMriMfAi,Qi:Ai.i* I
TIM Of; ALL orilKM itITTRM. ■
All F»f•#?»»♦*»of Bowrli, Blood, I
Liver, KlUwyii, *»» d Urinary Or#mm. Ntr- ■
'• miii'l <;*{;<:< Ully ■
81000 IN COLD.
WIII t*! for * f.h# v win not. rnr#»
in lp, or f'»r arivttiiiiK lii'jwre or h.jurlou* M
fouud In tli* m. ■
A»kjr*>nr rfrtiirirlst for Ifnn Wffor« nml t-y I
ttx iii iM'fore you •!»•< p. Taki* i,o oib«*r« ■
J) f.r l«in iilnolnfonnillfn iliMhVrfff for I
lii unkoi*n«'M, uw of opium, lolm.xu MU<l ■
narcotic*. H
All •»*»*• i»M Imr/irti. I
tfnp HllUrt N'f. ( lt/« ■•••tirr, N. Y., A Onl. f
The uriderhlgned executora of lioheit Thomp- i
HOII, IIMMUKI. late of Clinton tonimliin. Hut lor
Co.. P»., offer for wile the following described i
properly, located in »aid Clinton towimhlp :
One bundled acre* of land. partly cleared. ,
bounded oil the Month by landu of John Olaegow,
on the eant I>v land* of .farriex CHaweM'* lieira,
on the north hy lanrl of rn riiompHoti anil <.n
the went hv lain) of Alwolom Monka, mt listed on
the llit*fr(lf((r»» roail. which parxe* near the
houxn. I'M to 70 acre* in good xtato of (inlliva
lion. good frame »|H! log honue wagon-xhed ati'l
rpring liouwe. good xprlng of water nenr the
liouxe and a llixt-claxx voiing orchard of heating
fruit Ireex. Convenient to MCIIOOIH, cliurchex,
nulla, coal hank, etc.
AI.NO Farm of Wm Thompson, adjoining
came tract, and containing about 100 acrex, - and
having on it a goodthrick liouxe. good nc » frarnn
hank harn awl outbuilding*, good orchard, it
being part of name farm.
J W MONKH. i r i ' ■
of ltoWt Tlip;ii|. v i>n, deed, lain of Clinton twp.
I»iil<> «»l W«ry F.
l/j-ltcrH of Administration with the will an
nexed on the citHtcof Miiry K. Meehling, decM.
late of Jefl'eraon twp., HiillwCn., ['», having
been grunted to the lindci signed, nil perat.na
knowing themselves indebted lo said estate
will make Immediate payment, itml liny hnviiig
I claim* iigainat *uiil eatate will present them
duly aiilheiiticuted for payment.
THOMAS MK< III.INW, Administrator,
haxonhurg I*. O. Holler, Co. I'a.
A {* PXTTO I WK WANT YOl* In every
/\ " I I j ill I Countv.to wit our N*w An-
from an.ou to |H-r d;iy the year rotiml. CIMMI
ppotlti and nipld mlei. I upltul not itt'cnaanry ll
you OHII (iirulHli giiod refereiuj-H AilUnma nt ituce
TulfUt), O.
[From Scribner's Monthly.]
"And those that are fools, let them use their
talents." — Ttcfljth Sight.
'Calls! I tell you, Calls! Betsy
Peeler or Betsy Wiggins, whichever
you mout like most to be called. Calls!
Thar's such a thing as CALLS in this
world. Do you hear me ?'
'I hear you; you kuow what my
name is, and of course know how to
speak to me,' quietly answered Mrs.
Peeler, and went on with her sewing.
This brief dialogue occurred, very
many times, in various places in the
neighborhood of Dukesborough, once a
lively little village in the State of
Georgia. Outside of these dark say
ings, which Mr. Neelus Peeler was
wont to utter to his wife in moments
of passion when she would be gently
reuionstrating about his inactivity, the
world had no indications, for years up
on years, of the eminence to which he
was destined to rise.
Nobody bad believed that Neelus
Peeler, or anybody like him, would get
Elizabeth (always called Betsy) Wig
gins Hut he did. The Wigginses
were industrious and made a good liv
ing The Peelers were — everything
but these. But Betsy had fair com
plexion and a head of hair that hiuted
at redness. Then she was tall. Neelus
was a fraction below middle height,
with black eyes and black hair. The
latter, when he was young and a beau,
was curly, but after bis marriage, neg
lected, it seemed to be in knots. Bet
sy, from a child, bad said that if ever
she married at all it should be to a per
son of black hair and curly. Tbe Wig
ginses, especially Sam, Betsy's bache
lor brother, ten years her senior, were
very modest persons, with few words.
Neelus Peeler, as all his ancestors had
b**en, was a great talker. We seem,
all of us, to want what we have not
ourselves, and what none of ours have.
It hurt the old people, but it nearly
broke Sam's heart, when Betsy, con
trary to all expectation, showed a wil
lingness to take Neelus Peeler. But
they said that, not being match-mak
ers, they shouldn't wish to be match
breakers ; and so Neelus got his prize ;
and a prize she was, if he could have
known it.
Neelus Peeler's life, like that of all
the other Peelers, had been spent here
tofore, rather in meditation than in ac
tion. Marriage even, and to a woman
who hardly knew what the word idle
ness nn-ant, did not seem to be likely
to change the prodivit; of his mind ;
and it was not until after several
months spent with her parents, and af
ter some serious appeals from his wife,
that he began to look around a little.
Not for his sake, but for the sake of the
Wigginses, whom everybody respected
and liked, he began his career with a
position as overseer upon a plantation,
and continued in this business f or sev
erul years, with little change, except in
the mere matter of location.
But this business* did not Beem to
suit him. Me often said that he was a
person that people didn't understand ;
and the older he ffrew, the deeper he
became to all appearance. His reputa
tion as an overseer did not grow in the
way bis wife bad fondly hoped. As
for her, she did all she could to help it.
besides the work she did for her hus
band, herself, and their son Klijah, she
rendered many services on tbe planta
tions of their several employers, in
looking after the aged and siek, and
very young children, and the poultry
and the calves, and such like. Mr.
Peeler, on the other hand, would often
be found, if in winter, on the leeward
of a good, fat, blazing pine stump,
while the hands were at work ; if in
summer, in a fence-corner, under a per
simmon or sassafras. In these situa
tions, his meditations whatever they
were, were not directed to the mere
cultivation of the ground. Indeed,
they were sometimes so profound that
— although it would grossly offend him
to tell him so — he would seem to be
fast asleep.
As I before hinted, habits like these
induced frequent changes of location.
In spite of the services of his devoted
wife, an employer seldom kept him
longer than a year. At Christinas they
would paek up their little projierty, and
move off in an ox-cart, and try again
somewhere else. Wl en, with suffused
eves, she would befr him to attend
more closely to his business, if for no
other sake, at least for 'Lijah's, oh, how
furious he would get!
'Calls, I tell you ! Thar's such
things an calls in this world. Don't
you hear me?'
Gradually thev shifted further and
further from the neighborhood, until
finally they found themaelveH on a
rented place on the edge of tlio wire
yrass country, about fifty miles below
D-jkeaborough. The folks at home,
hearing of this chantre, although they
had foraeen it long, were troubled.
Sam aeldom left home; for, being thu
mainstay of his parents, he had to see
aft IT all th«- busineßH of their little farm
They made a plenty, and were never
in debt; but they could not afford to
1 upend much, except for their own need*
Yet Ham, at (,'hri*tuias, carried to his
sister a wagon-load of good things,—
hamu, chickens, flour, potatoes, lard,
etc. It did him good to do it; for he
doted on his sister Betsy, though (as
occasionally he would admit in confi
dence) he despised Neclus.
' 'flood gracious mel The pood liord
have mercy on all of us ! You don't
tell me so, Betsy V said Sam to his sis
ter the next day after his arrival. He
I was getting ready to return ; Mr. Peel
er, taking leave, had ridden off
'Fact. They've licensed him al
ready,' and, for the first time in her
life, she blushed before her brother
with shame.
Sam started to laugh, but, noticing
the pain she felt, he restrained himself
He bade her good-bye, advised 'l,ijah,
now a big fellow, to l>e industrious and
stand by his mother, and then drove
on back home.
'Well, well, well!' he soliloquized
many times on the way. 'Neelus
I'eelcr goin' to prcachln'! Heered a
call! W heered a call! I'm afraid
he answered too soon, and when they
. calliu' somebody else, but 1 wonder-
Ed what made him pray so powerful
loud 'and strong last night. I» might
have knowed soniethiu' was jroin' to
bust. Wheneversomever men like him
begin to holler that way in their family
pravers, and get to talkin' about a Gal
lio-like gineration, and the gald of bit
terness, and the bounds of in-iquitty,
and a-askin' the Almighty if He and
everybody else don't know about their
conditions, and all sich, they are goin'
to try to l»e 8 preacher, or a exhorter.
one or tother. But Neelus Peeler !'
and Sam laughed aloud.
'Howsomebeever,' he continue
'Neelus have a mighty power of words;
and he can have mighty cryin' and
pleadin' way when be wants to ; and
them wire-grass people, sich as I seen,
might be satisfied with Neelus. And
as he aint no manner of account to his
family, he might jest a well go to
preachin' as to stay at home and do
nothin'. So joy go 'long with you,
Neelus, in your new speres. Only I
wish your son 'Lijah wasn't so much
like you. Poor Betsy ! Poor Betsy !
But she shall never want bad, as long
as I can raise a hand to work.'
And sure enough, the news soon
came up into the old settlement that
tbe Rev. Neelus Peeler was a minister,
and an acceptable minister, of the Gos
pel. For three or four years Mr. Peel
er held forth in pulpits, in both stated
and missionary labors. His previous
thoughts and reflections had been so
constant and so long continued that
when he did begin at last, he was at
least as good a preocher as be ever be
came afterward. This began to be re
marked more and more frequently as
the time elapsed. Having discovered
that bis forte lay in the pathetic, and
that he was not as likely, as he at first
believed, to do great things in other
departments, he grew year by year
more and more plaintive; his brow and
eyes, and especially his mouth, assum
ed mournful shapes; the hymns he gave
out were all of a melancholy kind, and
the texteses (as be called them) were
generally of wrath and threatenings.
Yet, no matter what was the text, his
own conditions (a word of everlasting
use with him) were the main burden
of his discourses, and he would often
sing out :
'Aud oh, my brethering and my sis
ters, and do you know my conditions ?
And yes, you know 'em, and no, you
don't ; oh no, you don't ; and if it was
n't for grace — oh, it's all for grace — it's
all for grace! I'm thankful for grace,
and oh— and. oh— and ah- nnd oh —"
What was commonly understood as
beinic meant by his conditions was that
his wife, so far from cordially approv
ing his undertaking the sacred minis
try, was not even a member of the
church; and further, that her worldly
minded brother, who sometimes even
got drunk, lived on her parents, and
was likely to eat up and drink up all
they had.
At last the old people died, and died
within a week of each other. The
mother went first. Then the old man
said he couldn't stand it.
'I can't stand it, Sammy. I've lived
with her so long, and she have been
such to me that I can't stand it to bo
without her.'
Sam tried to remonstrate with his
father: but sure enough be followed the
sixth day afterward.
There was no will. Sam at once
proposed to his sister that, as neither
was able to purchase the other's inter
est, and as the estate could not conven
iently be divided, they should own and
occupy jointly. The death of her par
ents grieved Mrs. Peeler sorely; but
hlh: became thankful to lie allowed to
return to that peaceful home and to the
society of the best of brothers. Mr
Peeler felt — well, there was no telling
exactly how he did fuel. He hud had
no fondness for his wife's parents and
lie positively disliked Sam, though
Sam had never spoken a harsh or a
slighting word to him. He hardly
knew why he disliked him, but he
rather persuaded himself that it was
because Sam was such an awful sinner;
and that if rt wasn't for Sam he.
have begun preaching sooner ami got
ten on better with it after he did be
gin. lie said to his brethren and his
sisters, especially his sisters, that at
last the poor old people were brought
down with sorrow to their graves, and
that now his conditions were likely to
liecome more afflicted than ever before.
'And dou't the death of his poor
father and mother have no bearin' up
on the poor worldlean V asked Sister
Peacock, his favorite hostess whenever
he found himself that far from home.
They were sitting at the supper ta
ble. Brother Peacock was there too ;
| but Sister Peacock was the main one,
who, though a female, — often acknowl
edging, as she said she was willing to
acknowledge, that she wan a female, —
was the strongest pillar of Harmony
I Church.
'And is the poor oreeter yit on his
Gallio-like way, a-keerin for none o'
these things?'
'The gald of bitterness and the
bounds of irilquitty!' answered Mr.
Peeler, as he sat and ate the biscuit
and fried chicken and drank his coffee.
'They are his'n if ever they were
anybody's; leastways I'm afecrd so.'
'Do lie just lav about drunk and do
nothin' ?'
'Oh no,' mildly and generously re
plied Mr Peeler, 'not as bad as that,—
not quite us bad as that, lie do work
some, and he do keep sober sometimes
for a whil<<; but oh—it's his worldly
heart, and his worldly ways, and his
worldly behavior, and oh me!' Ami
oh me!' Ami Mr. Peeler wi|s-d his
mouth with his cotton bandana, took
soother biscuit, passed his cup for more
coffee, and meekly accepted another
piece of chicken.
'lt's to be hoped that when you git
thar, and lie can have some examples,
lie may yit turn, sinner, turn, and be
made to link hisself sometimes (as the
himc says), 'Why will ye die V '
'That's my hope; in that hope I
mainly stands. With 'liijay to help—
for that boy is a-growin' in grace, too,
I humbly thinks,— I ho|s's to help him
mend hisself in some of the biggest of
his transgress! ins.'
Sister Peacock became silent, out of
respect for what she knew was the pain
in the good man's heart, in thus iiav
iug virtually to coufcas that he could
:ount upon no co-operation in that in ho had Srst labored. 1L.1 3 .»„
blessed work on ihe part of his wife. a good day's ride from his present
Oh, how he did ring that 'gald' and home. Here there was left but one
those'pounds'that night at prayers! church for stated preaching; but the
How he did mourn and weep for al less of this sort he had, th° more far
the Gallio-like, nothin'-keerin, down and wide he traveled 011 what he called
ivard-rushin' sinners of a gainsaying bis missionary work, especially now
world ! that his services were never needed at
'What always strikes me, Mr. Pea- home. Revivals and protracted meet
:ock,' said his wife after rising from ings were what be liked best of all.
ber knees, — what always particular These be would pursue throughout all
itf""'' H-.tk..,. cn regions round about Buffalo, and
Williamson's Swamp, ond occasionally
even to and beyond both the Oboopees,
Big and Little.
'Oh, a bunnance, Sister Peacock,' he
would say on his way back, while stop,
ping for the night,—'a bunnance of
good preachiu' to be done all arouud
iu thar and among them Oboopees.'
'I sposen so.' she would answer;
they tell me—them that's been down
thar—that they needs a bunnance o'
light in them wasted and watery pla
able and strong in pra'r '
•Yes, and me too,' answered Mr.
Peacock, who never controverted any
thing Mrs. Peacock avowed.
Mr. Peeler sighed sweetly, turned
toward Sister Peacock, elevated his
upper lip, with his forefinger gently
tapped first one eyetooth then the oth
er, and then, passing it to and fro in
the vacant space, said, with an extreme
ly pious lisp :
'Oh, Thithter Peacock, I with you
could 'a' heerd me in them dsiyth and
in them timeth before 1 loth tbethe
two of my front teeth.'
The next morning before breakfast,
when Mr. Peeler, being full up to his
throat with bam and eggs and other
good things, was about to leave, the
hostess made one more fond remark.
'\\ ell.' said she, 'l'm a female, and I
acknowledge I am a female; of course
I dou't know about the laws, and about
property, aud all them things ; but, if I
am a female, I know jestice is jestice ;
and no suck a worldlean as your wife's
brother is ought to be allowed to have
half o' that property, and socially after
he lived so long with his parrents, and,
in all prob'bil'ty, brought down thar
gray ba'rs with sorrow to the grave.'
This, with the good breakfast, sent
Mr. Peeler off better satisfied with him
self than be had ever been io all his
When he got home that nijfht, he
hinted to his wife what Sister Peacock
had said.
'And what did you say to that?' she
answered, turning and fastening her
large blue eyes on him.
'Well, I didn't —ah— that is, I jest
let Sister Peacock say her say, and—
my horse was there hitched to the tree,
and I was jest agoiu' to start and, ah
'And you didn't say anything ? You
didn't tell her that you were ashamed
to hear such a thing said about Sammy
Wiggins? You didn't tell her that he
was the best son that was a-living;
that he was the main support of his
parents, and had been for twenty-five
years; and that loved him better
than they loved anybody else; and
that they ought to have done it; and
were bound to do it? You didn't tell
her that ?'
'I thouirht I said, — leastways it was
my desires to say, that my horse, — he
were already hitched to the tree, and
'You didn't tell ner w'lat I told you
when I came from there the last time,
that while I was there I told father
that, as Brother Sammy had taken
care of him and mother so long, and
had never done anything for himself,
that he ought to mak a will, and make
over to Brother Sam more than half the
property ; and then the reason why he
didn't do it? You didn't tell her that?
'Betsy, baint I already said to you,
or baint I already ans'ered that it was
iriy desire to say to you that my horse
he were hitch '
Her face was crimson, and her beau
tiful eyes were yet enlarged ; but it was
from shame, not anger, as she caught'
him up in his speech.
'Oh Mr. Peeler, Mr. Peeler! it was
a pity that somebody wasn't there when
that woman, who you tell me if the
smartest and the piousest in all that
Oboo|MH) region, was talking in that
way ; it's a pity that somebody wasn't
there to toll her that when Neelus
Peeler's wife, who had never helped
her parents since she was a girl, but
who had got from them every help
that tliey could afford to give her, —
when she tried to persuade he father in
his old age that her brother, who had
served him without wages all of his
life, ought to be paid something for his
services, and when her father asked
Sammy about it. that Sammy, for the
first time in his life, got mad with his
father, and said that if such a paper
was ever made, he would tear it up the
very minute the breath was out of his
body ; that he wouldn't take one cent
of the property, and wouldn't stay to
see a man buried, even his own father,
who would cut off his only daughter ill
such a way as that; but* lie would run
rway, and stay away from a place that
he knew would be always haunted by
bad spirits. Oh, it's a pity, a pity,
there wasn't somebody there to tell
that good and pious woman Hornething
about what sort of a man Neelus
Peeler's—wife's—brother wan !'
She turned away iroin him, went in
to her bedroom, wApt deeply a little
while, then dried her oven, came in,
prepared supper, and called het husband
and 'Lijah to it. No one coming in
then would have suspected that any
thing unpleasant or uncommon had oc
A HNt'o little home they had there
on Rocky Creek: three hundred acres
of moderately good ground, a neat one
and-a-half story house, with piazza and"
two back sbedrootns, the farm well
stocked with beasts and necessary im
plements. Then there were three
negroes,—a man, his wife, and their
son, a plow-boy,—family servants, well
treated and devoted. Mrs. Peeler look-
Ed younger by many years, Sam
thought, and so told her iiuitij times.
The work went on well. Everybody
worked except Mr. Peeler, and, I must
grieve to say, 'l<ijay, now some six
teen or seventeen years old. 'l/ijay,
had inherited his father's repugnance
to agricultural pursuits, yet. not, appar
ently, his talents for public life. His
father had his hopes about him. lie
was very young yet, he knew lie
gave out that what he expected mainly
of 'liijay for the present was assistance
in the reformation of his uncle Sam,
and withdrawing him from the gald
ami the bounds by which In- w..s held.
A« for himself, he circulated yrtt more
widely than ever before, ami among
more distant fields. For somehow he
i had become rather worn in that where-
'A bunnanee, a bunnanee. I try to
lift up the gospel poles, and when my
arm gives out, Brother Lazenberrv he
takes hold of Vm, and when bis'n gives
out, I take hold ag'iu, aud, betwixt us,
them poles is hilt up when me and
Brother Lazenberry travels around
tbar together.'
Sometimes to have beard his aud
Sister Peacock's talk, or his and 'Lijay's
when he had gotten home agaiu, oue
might have supposed that Mr. Peeler
was just returned from toilsome and
dangerous missionary labors in regions
the most remote and benighted in all
the earth.
And yet Mr. Peeler was not happy.
He could but observe that he was not
wearing well, as they used to say. He
had rung, it seemed, every possible
change of his afflcted conditions
throughout a circle of at least fifty
miles diameter in tbe wiregrass count
rv, and yet the sympathies of the
brethren and sisters everywhere seem
ed less tender and responsive. The
sisters especially were gradually drop
ping I heir friendly quarrels about who
should have him at thair houses and
feed him on biscuit and fried chicken.
Something was the matter: what was
it ? He was conscious of no dimiuution
of his powers. Somebody was to blame
for it. Whowusit? Sam Wiggins!
Old Sam was innocent of any inten
tion to hinder Mr. Peeler's continued
ascent. He worked every day of his
life excep tSuudays for Mr. Peeler's
family. True, sometimes on a Satur
day, when he would return from Dukes
borough, he might be a little 'disguis
ed,' as they used to call it, with whisky.
But this had never b< en a habit with
him, aud ee was always ashamed of it.
With the exception of this infirmity,
he was one of the best characters iu all
the country. Then, he was a skillful
farmer. They made a plenty. They
could of sold poultry, eggs, and butter
in town ; but there was no one except
'Li!ay to carry them ; and even if his
mother bad desired him to do so—as
she did not—'Lijay was not the boy
for low work like that. And so they
all white folks and negroes, consumed
them, or sent what was left to their
poorer neighbors.
But this entire devotiou of Sam to
Mr. Peeler's family seemed to have a
depressing influence upon Mr. Peeler's
mind. The more his wiflPdoted upon
her brother, and the more the neigh
bors praised the dear old fellow, the
more he grew to dislike him. The
farther he went from homeoll a 'preach
in' tower,' as he was wont to charac
terize his travels, the more he mourned
and wept in tbe pulpit, and the more
he asked u< bis Im-athern and sisters if
they knowed his conditions, his afflict
ed conditions, and the more be counsel
ed and exhorted his hearers, nnd took
up the argument against himself, as i*
were, aud contended that we must all
have our trials, and our crosses, and
must take 'em up and carry 'em alomr
in a vainglorious and a gainsayin'
world. Such complaints were npvcr
beard anywhere near home. Indeed,
.Mr. Peeler seldom had an opportunity
of exorcising himself in his line except
in fields quite distent, and becoming
more and more so from Dukesborough.
Yet Sam Wiggins would hear from
time to tune of some of the things his
brother-in-law had said, and the folks
would occasionally joke him about being
such a sinner as to make Mr. Peeler
shed tears over him.
'Oh yes, yes,' Sam would say,
' Neelus cries different from other folks.
Me cries with his jaws. There aint a
bit of Noelu.Vs cryin' tl at comes from
nny when* lower that his jaws.'
Sum felt at first no resentment
against Mr. Peeler ; for though brave,
and even resentful in the face of mani
fest and intended wrong, be regarded
Mr. Peeler ns a sort of wenkling that
one mijfht commiserate, but not com
bat. But more than this, he felt that
he ought to bear almost anything for
the sake of his si ter, than whom never
sister was more fondly loved, admired,
and doted upon. Occasionally he
would feel a pang of keen indignation,
but It was soon gone. Mr. Peeler
t hought he understood Sam : but he
did not, —that is, not quite. He nev
er had expected that Sam would hear of
what be WHS wont to say of him on the
Ohoopees, and had no notion that,
even if it should reach him, he would
over seriously resent it. Not for a
grcad deal would he have had Sam leirve
the place; for he wanted him for the
double purpose of supporting his fami
ly and furnishing capital for his minis
terial labors.
'You say the poor crcetur brought
his bottle with him last night, 'Lijay V
he asked on Sunday morning of his
'Yes, sir, and I taken it, I did, after
lie got to sleep, and I went out, and 1
poured the stuff on the ground, and put
hack the bottle on his table.'
'That was my 9011. 'Lijay.
you know I can't be with your poor
old uncle much of the time. I lias to
go where the sperrit rails me. I'm a
dependin' on you to try and see, if you
can't see how, for to ritfiilnte hiin in
his wand'rin' and wicked pro—mul
gations, so to speak. You are my de
pen nence, 'ljijay ,
Oh, how 'Lijav laughed and how
proud he was! Dctiend on him ! tTnclo
Sammy was already a man since
he had beeu thar.
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NO. 29
Sam missed the liquor in the bottle.
He had left it for a morning s coller-off.
For the first time in all bis life, he felt
hurt with his sister, whom he suspect
ed of removing it
'Some things is best, Betsy,' he soli
loquized, as he looked at the empty
bottle. 'Some things is best, and some
aint best'
But he never said a word to any per
son upon the subject, and soon ceased
to feel any sense of injury.
'Lijay was a great talker. It was he
who would relate to his father, on his
return from his towers, the condition
of the work in the field, and of matters
generally. Mrs. Peeler had tried to
get his father to continue the pains
which she had taken to make some
thing of him, before he had grown too
big for her strength. In vain she
would tell of bis idleuess, his long, big
tales, and bis general sauntering
worthlessness. Sam urged her at last
to stop. Her talk did no good. 'Lijay
was voung and fool'sh; nobody was
perfect; let bim get some age; he
would have a lesson, after a while,
that would learn him something; let
him alone. That is what Sam told
her, and she took his advice.
One of the most successful of the
commanders of the American Navy
during the revolution was Commander
Samuel Tucker, of Marblehead. His
biographer, with pardonable pride in
his hero, claims that ho 'took more
prizes, fought more sea-lights and gain
ed more victories than, with few excep
tions, any naval hero of the age."
The simple manners that then pre
vailed in Marblehead are illustrated by
au anecdote of the way Mr. Tucker's
commission as captain was presented
to him He was chopping wood one
day in bis yard, with his sleeves rolled
up, and a tarpaulin hat slouching over
bis face. Suddenly an officer rode up
to the gate and halted, looking as if he
had made a mistake.
•I say, fellow,' he shouted, somewhat
roughly, to the wood-chopper, 'I wish
you would tell me if the Honorable
Samuel Tucker lives about here,'
'Honorable! Honorable!' answered
Mr. Tucker, 'there is not n man by that
name in Marblehead. .He must be one
of the family of Tuckers in Salem. I
um the only Samuel Tucker there is
Something about the young man
suggested to the officer that tbe com
mission which he bore, appointing Sam
uel Tucker a captain in the American
Navy, belonged to the wood-chopper.
He handed it to hi IU and returned to
Captain Tucker always obeyed to
the letter. He was ordered to the Bos
ton, which ship was assigned to carry
John Adams as envoy to France. Ono
day the Boston, fulling in with au arm
ed merchantman, engaged her. Mr.
Adams, seizing u musket, took his place
among the marines, and wftcn Captain
Tucker ordered him below, continued
at his post.
Mr. Adams,' said the resolute cap
tain, laying hold of the minister and
forcing hini uway, 'I am commission
ed by tho Continental Congress to
deliver you safe in France, and you
must go down below sir!' Mr. Adams
oljeycd and left the deck.
MESSRS. BIHTOHS :—Not having
heard anything from this part of our
county, through the columns of your
paper, for a long time, 1 now take the
lilx'rtv of asking space for a brief let
ter. We imye just bad the pleasure of
enjoying a musical entertainment giveu
at the New Hope I'rwshyterfaa Church,
conducted by I'rof S. McCune, of I'ine
(Jrove, who is, by the way, an able
instructor of music. Tbe entertainment
was tbe closing uf a series of singiogs
held through the past winter, and if wo
may judge hy the music delivered nnd
the manner in which it was delivered,
the time has not been wasted. The
music in general was difficult. The
quartctts, anthems, glees and choruses
were splendid. It has never been our
lot to hear lietter. The solos rendered
wt'ro good also. The singers, many of
whom sung for the first time in public,
did well. Some got somewhat ner
vous hut did well for the beginning.' I
should like to give you the full pro
gramme as delivered but memory fails;
suffice it to say that it was a success in
every way The church was well filled
and old, middle aged, young and all
went away well pleased with the con
cert, except some gentlemen who
would have felt tatter and looked bet
ter if they had left Mr whisky or that
other man destroyer at home. Nothing
more, I have used too much of
valuable space now. Mt'wc.
NBW IIOPK, May 2(1, 1881.
The old Testament will not bo is
sued u"til 1885.
I had ffrcnt trouble with my lunira
until I used Peruna. Am well. Mrs.
A. Briske, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Down the road to povorty and death,
plunges the mail, l»y taking costly, and
poiHonotiH medicines, when one of Days
Kidney Pads, would make him a bale
and hearty man.
An Indiana revivalist gives a chro
tno to every convert.
For nervousness and Chronic Ca
tarrh take Peruna. 1 tried it. L. K.
Mysler, Allegheny City, I'a.
A new insect, the strawlwrry-leaf
beetle, ban made ita ap|>earance in the
W<"»t It in about an eigth of an inch
long, with yellowish head, antennie,
wing-cases, brown thorax cloud
ed with black at the centre, and body
black on the under aide. It in a vora
cloua leeder, and cornea in two broods,
the first in spring the second in July.
The larva' eat the young roots:'
(St. I»uU (,'lirooicl#.)
Advice is cheap.—dreadfully cheap.
Itut we must bo true to our instincts of
humanity and tell our suffering friends
to use St. Jacobs Oil, aud surprise
their rheumatism and themselves also
at the result. J. I). L. Harvey, Ksq.,
of Chicago, says: I would be recre
ant to my duty to thoae alHietod did I
uot raise my voice in its praise. *•