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10.000 Bushels Wheat,
10.000 Bushels Rye.
10,000 Bushels Oats,
For which we will p*v the highest market
price in CASH. JtfO. BERG & SON,
Aug. Butler, Pa.
NOTIC E TO FARM EltS
PRODUCERS OF GRAIN.
GEORGE WALTER WANTS AT HIS MILL,
35,000 Bushels of Wheat.
25.000 Bushels ot Rye.
10,000 Bushels of Corn.
Highest market price paid in cash at all
times on delivery at the Mill, south end of But
Iron Cily College.
Clothing—Eisner & Phillip*.
Jewelry, etc. —J ax. R. Keel i Co.
Simmon* Liver Regulator—Zeilin A Co.
Local and Geueral.
Mr. W. J. Marks has been ap
pointed postmaster at Glade Mills.
—The official majority against Pro
hibition in North Carolina is 116,156.
—laos CITY COLLEGE. —The adver
tisement of this popular and successful business
college will be found in another column.
—Two large black bears were re
cently seen in Barr township, Cambria
—Dr. Sadler, Oculist and Aurist,
No. 256 Penn avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.
—Four fifths of Pennsylvania's wool
crop is consumed by looms IUQ on the
—Lumbermen predict a winter of
great snows, on account of the dry
—Southern California wants to se
cede and form a State by itself. A
convention is called to consider the
—The latest dispatch yesterday re
garding the Indian massacre, says that
bus. one officer and seven men of Carr'a
commard were killed.
—lndiana county is about the only
one in the State that has had plenty
of rain, aud in consequence of this the
crops there will be good.
—George Doane, a leading lawyer
at Erie, Pa., became insane at a camp
meeting, and believes he Is the young
est of twenty-three aona of Jehovah
—Several cows belonging to citizens
of this town have lately strayed off.
Any information regarding them, left
at this office, will be thankfully received.
Licentiate Edward S. Hassler,
late of Mercersburg, Pa., has taken
charge of the St. Paul's Orphan School,
of this place, vice Mr. E. Mackey-, re
—The man who fell down the coal,
bank shaft was driven to the depot last
Thursday by Mr. Samuel Shaffner and
started on the way to his home iu Se
—The son of a New York million
aire the other day wedded the daugh
ter of a country shoemaker, and the
fashionable world is thrown into con
—The whisky product of the United
States for last year was 2,040,000 bar
rels. By calculation that would give
81 drinks to every man, woman and
child of the population.
—One of Dan. Wuller's large show
window bottles exploded yesterday
morning, breaking a pane of glass in
his show-window that will cost him
over a hundred dollars to replace.
—The free scholarship at the State
College, for this Senatorial district was
awarded to Mr. Roberts, of Lcecbburg,
Armstrong Co. There were but two
applicants, both from Armstrong coun
—The rain of last Thursday was
very heavy up about Sunbury. At one
place in Clay township, where there is
a corn fiold above the road, the wash
on the road after the rain was knee
—Our farmers say that if the frost
keeps away for two oi three weeks we
will yet have a small crop of buck
wheat in this county, but the rain came
too late to help either the corn or late
—Jimmy Laycock killed a garter
snake on Esq. Robt. McKec's place,
the other day, which had ninety-six
young snakes in its false stomach. The
snake was about five feet long. This
story beats Mr Mayberry's.
—The small pox now prevailing in
the cities will likely spread to the
country this winter. There is a great
deal of vaccination needed in this town,
but our physicians find it impossible to
obtain a supply of good vaccine virus.
' —Don't forget that the ice cream
festival, to be given by the Germania
Orchestra and Philharmonic Society,
opens Monday evening, Sept. 12th, at
Niggle's Hall, Jefferson street. The
Orchestra will enliven the festival with
its best music.
—We forgot to mention last Wed
nesday, that the preceding Sunday was
the reputed end of the dog days. It
was so hot and dry that the dog days
seemed to continue. You can now
keep your bread in your cellars auJ
need not boil your milk.
—Even the potat9 bug is of some
use. Franklin Russell, of Norwood,
Mass., finds that the bugs will color
sheepskins a beautiful vermillion. Pos
sibly it will yet pay to raise potatoes
as food for the bugs—as mulberry trees
arc raised to feed silk worms.
—The rain we had here last Thurs
day afternoon, was the first we had of
any account since that of Tuesday, Ju
ly 12, which was preceded by the wind
storm that blew the roof off the First
National Bauk Building. The drouth
was of seven weeks duration.
—Through testimony in a law suit
lately, it was found that there are
miustrel performers in the country
who have $6,000 worth of diamonds
and earn $250 a week, while performers
of parts in Shakspeare can hardly make
enough to keep soul and body togeth
—The result of the recent election
iu the Cherokee Nation is given by
the Cherokee Advocate, the official
journal. Among the successful candi
dates for councillors were Tim Musk
rat, Che Che, Dave Miiskrat, and
Peach Eater Sixkiller. Tan-you-nee
see is the tew solicitor for one of the
dislricts. Mankiller Catcher was
elected a district judge, thought it is
difficult to understand why he was not
made a sheriff.
Chicago Wheat Declined
-.Sixteen Cents per Bushel.
ATI dealers are paying from five to
ten cents per bushel less for wheat
now. We continue to pay $1.30 per
busbel for wheat, and guarantee this
price for one week.
The following is the improved
way they have of celebrating a mar
riage over in Washington, this State :
POLLOCK—KWINU—At home of bride's
mother, Washington, Pa., Aug. 1", ISSI, by
Rev. R. B. Porter, assisted by Prof, llenry
Woods, I). ])., Prof. Wm. Ewing, Ph. D., Rev.
Wm. Specr, I). IJ., in approving presence of
Rev. J. H. Sherrord, Rev. George W. Pollock
and Miss Mary W. Ewing, both of Washington,
—Mr. Adam Stang, of Adams town
ship, met with an accident last Satur
day, that may prove fatal. He was
haulicg ties for the P. & W. R. R. t
and while going down a hill his team ran
off, and he was thrown forward to the
road in front of his wagon, the wheels
of which passed over him, breaking his
ribs and injuring him so badly that his
recovery is doubtful.
1 —For over seven years the Prospect
Savings Bank has been doing a suc
cessfnl business with J. M. Lieghner
as its cashier, but too close confine
ment is telling on his health, and the
directors have decided that hereafter
tho Bank will be open for business on
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
from 9A.M. to 4p. M. Those doing
business there will please remember
—During the thunder and rain storm
of last Thursday afternoon, the barn of
Mr. John Starr, jr., of Concord town
ship, was struck by lightning and en
tirely consumed by fire, together with
all his grain, hay, farm machinery, aud
a valuable bull. Mr. Starr, with his
family and team, were away on a visit
at the time His loss is a very severe
—A reunion'of the descendants of
James Brandon, one of the earliest set
tlers of Pine township, was held at the
residence of James M. Rose, near Pine
Grove, on last Friday evening. About
forty persons were present, and the oc
casion was a very enjoyable one. Q.
A. Gordon, A. 11. McElrath and H. B.
Bowser, members of the bar of this
county, are grandsons of Mr. Brandon,
and were present at the reunion.—Mer
cer Dispatch, Sept. 2.
—The rate at which they do things
in the silver mining regions is well il
lustrated by the Dakota story that the
discovery of rich silver leads within
ten miles from Deadwood produced the
founding of West Virginia City, with
a thousand inhabitants, nine saloons,
two faro banks and a daily newspaper
—all within the space of four days.
The number of citizens killed before
the end of the first week is not given.
—The drill of the Bald Ridge oil
well No. 2, reached the sand last Wed
nesday, when the well filled with oil
to the depth of about 500 feet. They
drilled on through the sand to- the
depth of about 28 feet, when the drill
reached a very hard shell or scale of
rock, so hard as to break pieces out of
the steel edge of the drill. This shell
proved to be at the bottom of the sand.
The well has been tubed since and is
doing from ten to fifteen barrels per
—The order of the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company shutting out of its
passenger cars the train fiend who
vends bananas, peanuts, dime novels
and newspapers is an excellent one.
Passengers who want to get a paper
can supply themselves on the street
and at stations without paying five
times its "selling price. Passengers
who don't want bananas, nor peanuts,
nor newspapers, and who don't want
to be bothered, will be most heartily
—A new .counterfeit silver dollar,
date of 1878, in circulation is pronounc
ed the best silver coin ever seen. It is
beautifully made, and has the slight
appearance of tin often found in the
genuine standard silver dollar. It is
silver plated, and acid does not affect
it unless the surface is scratched up.
The weight is the marvelous point in
the deception. The counterfeit as it
stands would pass in size easily, and
its weight could not be detected on any
but a fine scale
—Two young mm, brothers, named
Edward and Henry Swartzwekler,
from Allegheny City, were arrested in
Adams township, last Friday night,
for entering the spring house of Mr.
Geo. List, of that township, and steal
ing some canned fruit. They were
brought to town next daj by Mr. Pe
ter Kramer and taken before 'Squire
Walker, who committed them to jail
for appearance at Court. Mr. List and
a farm hand, with a gun, kept them
under guard until Mr. Kramer could
reach the nlace
—Butler Presbytery (U. P.) will
meet at E. Unity Church—Rev. Mc-
Elree, Pastor—on the 2nd Tuesday of
September at 10 A. M/ Rev. Young
will preach the opening sermon. There
will be a conference on Tuesday even
ing. The following is the programme
for the conference : 1. The Elder's
work in the congregation ; opened by
Rev. I. Kerr. 2. The good church
member ; opened by Rev. N. E Brown.
3 Causes of low state of spirituality
and the remedy; opened by Rev. Gil
—Mr. I). K. Graham, of Brady town
ship, killed a fox in this county last
February and got a certificate from a
J. P. to that effect. He presented his
certificate to the County Commission
ers last week, for payment of the boun
ty on fox scalps under the old law for
this county. The Commissioners re
fused payment on the grounds that the
law has since been repealed. The Act
repealing the law was signed by Gov.
Hoyt on the 2d day of June last. This
is the second case of this kind since the
repeul of the law.
—A son of A. J. Brinker, formerly
of Butler but now the driver of car No.
6 on the Unior. Passenger Line of
Pittsburgh and Allegheny, met bin
death on Satnrday last. Mr. Brinker
was driving the car down Washington
avenue, Allegheny, about six o'clock,
and when he neared Manhattan street,
he stopped the car -and lett his son on.
His son said, "Father, here is your
supper; lam going to Mrs. Kerr's,
where mother is." He then stepped
off the car, but stumbled and fell under
the wheels, two of them passing over
almost the entire length of the body,
mansrling it frightfully. The remains
were removed to Mr. Brinker's house
on Franklin street. A verdict of ac
cidental death was rendered by the
Qfip* fitttUe Cxfciaen: t» 1881.
To Collectors of County Tax
You are hereby notified that you will
be expected to pay into the county
treasury two-thirds of the amount of
tax on your duplicate on or before
Monday, Sept. sth, 1881. I>o not fail
to comply with this notice as we must
have the money. By order of Com'rs.
S. MCCLYMONDS, Clerk
Butler, Pa., Aug. 19, 1881.
The Photographers' Convention
lately held in New York has been dis
turbed over a question of importance,
considered in reference to their work.
It is, perhaps, of importance to the
people in general, since if answered, it
may throw light upon some of the agi
tated problems of the day. The ques
tion is why everybody's nose tips, the
men's to the right and the women's to
the left. It seems that in the course
of long years of experience in taking
impressions of faces they have discov
ered this to be the case and it must
—While Mr. Addison Elliott, of
Centre township, was crossing the
bridge over the Conuoquenessing, at
the old Samuel Jack farm, last Tues
day noon, one of the shoe-pins at the
end of the bridge broke, letting Mr.
Klliott, his team, and wagon filled with
coal, drop to the bottom of the stream,
a fall of about fifteen feet. Mr. Elliott's
left ankle was badly sprained, one of
the horses had its leg broken and had
to be shot, the other horse was badly
bruised but no bones broken. The
shoe-pin must have been made of very
rotten iron, or had a very severe flaw
in it, which was covered up so as not
—The growth of the salt industry
in this country has been steady since
1860. The capital employed in it has
grown from $3,(192,215 in that year to
§8,225,740 in the census year 1880;
the bushels produced have gone up
from 12,717,193 to 29,800,298; and the
value of the product from 52,280,504
to $4,817, C,3C>. The number of estab
lishments is now 2fi4, of which Michi
gan has 86 and New York 69, while
California and Ohio have 25 each. A
significant fact of the growth in Michi
gan is that while the value of its pro
duct in 1860 was S6OO, in 1870 it bad
leaped to $1,176,811, and in 1880 was
—Some three years ago the Holli
daysburg correspondent of the Altoona
Tribune noted as a most singular and
unaccountable freak of nature, a child
of that place, then two years old, that
was never known to sleep.—The boy
is now a fine, healthy looking lad of
fire years, and yet, singular to say,
never sleeps. The parents, when they
retire at night, leave the boy in a light
ed chamber, where he plays and amus
es himself through the long, dreary
hours. This is certainly a peculiar dis
ease—one that should interest the med
ical fraternity. The parents of the lad
are both intelligent and reliable, the
father being a teacher in one of the
—ln connection with the attempt to
assassinate President Garfield there is
a fact uot generally known, indeed
only to the medical profession and the
immediate friends of sufferers, namely,
that the effect of the horror produced
by that diabolical act has been to craze
many people There is evidence of
this in nearly all'the insane hospitals
in this country, as well as in Canada.
Every one of the many j>ersons who
live on the narrow margin between
sanity and insanity appear to have be
come crazed by dwelling too much and
too exclusively on the sad condition of
the sufferiug President; In Western
insane hospitals the number of these
patients is very large, perhaps greater
in proportion than in the East.
—Aqiong the various eccentricities
of the Mississippi that of frequently
changing its channel is probably the
most aggravating and costly. A vil
lage on the bank of the Father of Wa
ters wakes up some mom ing and finds
itself an inland town, the river having
cut off some neck and found a new
course. Now it is rumored that the
fickle stream is seeking a new outlet to
the gulf by the w ay of the AtcLafalaya.
It is said that already all the waters of
the Red River and a portion of those
of the Mississippi are now taking this
course, and emptying into the Atchafa
laya Bay. Such an event would mean
the ruin of New Orleans, Baton Rouge
and other river towns, and no doubt
speedy and skilful engineering will be
iuvoked to avert it.
—A SKELETON BADLY DOUBLED DP
FOUND NEAR THE ALLEGHENY.—On
Tuesday last while the workmen en
gage by the United Pipe Line were
making an excavation for the new
pump, stationed near the mouth of
Bear creek and the Allegheny river, a
workman struck a human skull. Fur
ther work brought to light a complete
skeleton. The hole in which it had
been placed, was less than three feet
long and eighteen inches deep. The
position indicated great haste in burial,
for the limbs were bent to the body
and evidently no onre was manifested.
The workmen gathered up the bones
and placed them in a box for interment.
As yet no clue has been found to iden
tify the body. Different theories have
been advanced but there is nothing in
them — Parker Phoenix.
— KILLED BY LIGHTNING.—On
Thursday afternoon, during a severe
storm of wind, a little girl about twelve
years of age, named Minnie Brown,
was instantly killed by lightning. The
child was on a visit to Mrs. William
Stroup, and at the time of the accident
was at the residence of Mrs. 11. Stroup,
on Lincoln street. The child was ask
ed to shut the front door to keep the
dust from coming in, and on arriving
there she noticed the front gate being
open; she stepped out to shut it and
the moment she got there, was stricken
down. The lightning seemed to drop
from the telegraph wires, which are
directly over the sidewalk all along
that street. She fell backward with
out a groan. Mrs. Stroup went to her
rescue, carried her into the house and
laid her on the floor, but life was ex
— DIFFEKKNTDKOUTHS.—The follow
ing are recorded dry spells in this
country since the landing of the pil
grims at Plymouth Rock. In the
summer of 1630, twenty-four days;
1635, forty-one days; 1637, seventy
five daj's: 1662, eighty days; 1664,
forty-five days ; 1668, eighty-one days;
1694, ninety-two days; 1705, forty
days; 1715, forty-six days; 1718,
sixty-one days; 1730, ninety-two days;
1741, seventv-twodays ; 1745, seventy
two days; 1749, one hundred and
| eight days; 1755, twenty-four days;
1762, one hundred aud twenty-three
days; 1772, eighty days ; 171, eighty
two days; 1812, twenty-eight days;
1854, about sixty days ; 1856, twenty
six days ; IS7I, forty-two days ; 1875,
twenty-six days; 1876, twenty-six
A feature of the new criminal code
of York State, relating to the prelimi
nary examinations before committing
magistrates, is worthy of note. The
defendant, when arrested, must be tak-
I en before the magistrate without un
necessary delay. This has always
been the unwritten law, but by no
means the invariable practice. If re
quested to do so by the defendant, the
magistrate must exclude from the ex
amination every person except his
clerk, the parties and their counsel, the
officer having custody of the prisoner,
the District Attorney of the county
where the proceedings take place, aud
the Attorney-General of the State. The
object of this provision is to prevent
the case of the defendant from being
prejudiced by giving publicity to testi
mony which be may not be able to con
trovert on a preliminary examination
of the charge, but may meet and over
come at tho trial. It will be observed
that secrecy can be imposed only at
the instance of the defendant, and prop
erly so ; a secret examination at the
will of the prosecutor could not be tol
—Everybody has his own idea
about heaven. The more common con
ception, and the one which is fostered
hy the bulk of our religious literature,
is of a place rather over-ornamented
with fine gold and jewels of a superior
class, and containing "an unequaled
aggregation of highly talented harp
Where congregations ne'er break up,
And Sabbaths never end.
It seems taken for granted that a first
class free concert, with abundance of
leisure to listen to it in the midst of
opulent surroundings, will content the
mass of people through eternity. Maj.
Daniel, the Bourbon candidate for
Governor of Virgiuia, appears to have
somewhat modified views of the con
dition of things in that home of "eter
nal bliss," for he said in recent speech.
"The Confederate money, dishonored
and rejected though it be on earth, is
honored and current in heaven."
This conception of heaven as a de
pository for "broken bank notes and
all sorts of uncurrent money," as the
signs on the streets used to read in the
"good old days" is a daring .flight of
fancy, even for a Virginia orator.
—A "live business man," according to
his own description of himself, —so live
that he belittles the calling of a "country
school teacher," but as void of common
sense regarding his business as he's
full of sneak dog politics, has taken to
writing. He lately wrote an item re
garding this paper for the ilillerstoxon
Herald (a dirty little sheet, utterly un
fit to be taken into any respectable fani
ily, and which was lately illustrated
by its editor, Mr. "Pete" Itattigan,
who sat on the door step of a house of
prostitution in this to"vn for hours,
begging to be let in), and seeing it in
print, was so tickled vith it that he
took it to the Eagle, office and demand
ed its publication there, and the editor
of the Eagle, getting astride the jack
ass that llattigan once represented
him as riding, yielded to his demands
and indorsed Rattigan's abuse of him
self and late conduct by republishing
it. There is but one statement in the
the clfnsion of this "live business man"
that we feel called upon to contradict,
and that is "that he withdrew his ad
vertising from the CITIZEN. We can
easily prove that we reJused to publish
the last advertisement that he brought
to this office, aDd we have refused to
have anything to do with him since.
We tired of dealing with a man who
had to bo humored like a pet monkey,
and who like a pet monkey, thinks he
has a constitutional right to be humor
ed. With Bill added to its staff of
Butler correspondents, the Milleralown
Herald should surely prosper. Every
body here knows Sam and Bob, and
Bill's wit is at least equal to that of the
"Cut ft big hole for the? big cat to go through,
Aml a little hole, for the little cat too."
In fact, with Bill on his staff, Rattigan
could afford to leave his family at home
in Miilerstown and spend liaif his time
in Butler, with Mrs. S , and still IM;
able to keeD the wolf from his door.
—The massacre of General Carr's
command by the Apaches recalls the
fate of Canby and of Custer. As brave
and true a soldier as either of these
has. if we can rely upon the fragment
ary reports thusjkr received fallen lie
fore a treacherous and savage foe.
General C'arr was in command at Fort
Apache, a post on the White Moun
tain reservation which lie 3in the
southern half of Arizona. Rumors
had l>een frequent of threatened dis
turbances among this tribe of Apaches,
fomented by 'medicine men' who had
promised thier followers to raise the
dead warriors from their graves and
sweep away the whites. The appre
hensions of the latter seem to have
been quieted somewhat by the fact
that the date of this promised miracle
has passed, and no rising had taken
place, General Carr meanwhile wait
ing at Fort Al >ache with several com
panies under him. The massacre
seems to have taken place some dis
tance from the fort. It began with the
attempt to put one of these trouble
some 'medibine men' under restraint. A
lieutenant who was endeavoring to
arrest one of them was shot by him,
whereupon the troops opened lire, kill
ing the 'medicine man.' The Indians
then began a general massacre, killing,
it is supposed, nearly every member
of the two companies of cavalry. Gen
eral Carr is not positively known to
have been killed, but there is little
reason to hope that, in a massacre of
two companies, their leader should
have survived. A report also comes
that Fort Apache was taken, but this
General McDowell discredits. The de
tails received so far are meagre and
the full extent of the disaster cannot
be known probably for several days.
All kinds of grain for which I will pay the
highest market price in cash at mv mill.
Nov. 3, 1880. Butler, Pa
Important to Travelers.
Special inducements are offered you
by the Burlington Route. It will pay
you to read their advertisement to be
found elsewhere in this issue. (rnay2stf
For a Ntrictly Pure Article
of Whisky, Wine, Brandy, Ac., go to
E. Bauck, 34 Federal Street, Alleghe
ny city. This gentleman makes a spe
cialty to keep nothing but of first qual
NORTH LIBERTY, MERCER C 0.,)
Sept. 3, 1881. )
EDITORS CITIZEN: —Your paper of
Aug. 24th, makes Co. F's, 15th Reg't,
score 82 in the target shoot at camp.
It ought to be only f>9. There were
31 shots through the target, but thay
were nearly all in the lower edge of
the target, hence the light score for the
number of shots Yours truly.
W. J. XEYMAN, Captain.
—The year 1881 will be known iD
the future in the United States as the
year of the great drouth. Throughout
the couutry the later crops are a prac
tical failure. There will be some corn
here and there, but not much. There
will be potatoes, but their scarcity will
make them precious. It is a sad sight
to ride through the farmiug districts at
this time and witness the havoc of the
heat. The pasture lands are as bare
and as brown as they should be in No
vember. The corn fields stand half
grown, withered and past help from
any rains that may yet fall upon them.
The leaves upon the trees are yellow
ing before the frost comes. Every va
grant wind sends them to the ground
in unaccustomed showers. The loss
from diminished harvests will be some
what mitisrated by the excellent yield
of earlier crops, but there is now no
longer any doubt of its serious nature.
It has heretofore been the boast of
Americans that their extended domain
secured them against a calamity of this
kind. Tho aridity of one section was
sure to be compensated by the humidi
ty of another. In the light of the ex
perience of August, 1881, we can re
vise our opinions. The drouth seems
to have pervaded every part of the Un
ion. The down-pour of rain which has
ruined the fine crops of the English far
mers would have been a blessing if it
could have fallen upon our parched
fields. It is an added misery to kuo\v
that the deficiency of breadstuff's in
England will tall in a year when we
shall have so small a surplus to dispose
of. The corn crop is more valuable
than any other single crop raised. It
is to soon to indulge in figures, but
there remains no doubt that an enor
mous loss has been sustained through
its partial destruction.
A Slfkeiiing Sight.
FREEPORT, PA., September I. —The
body of Mrs. Colemeyer was found
near llite's station, on the West Penn
Road, } - esterday evening. Mrs. Cole
meyer, it will be remembered, is the
old lady who wandered from her home,
near the aforesaid station, about three
weeks ago, while in a demented con
dition, and had not been heard of
since. Not even the slightest trace of
her could be found, and as she was
over eighty-two years of age and al
most blind, it was reasonably feared
that she had met with some accident.
This sad theory was proven when
her body was yesterday found lying
at the foot of a precipice by a party of
young nieu who were in the neighbor
The news spread quickly, and soon
the remains were taken in charge by
her married daughter, who lived near
by. The body was in a terrible state
of decomposition, and immediate burial
was rendered necessary. The old lady
had walked over the embankment and
been either instantly killed or had re
ceived fatal injuries. The remains
were interred last night.
The Kill Plight of Englhih
A cablegram to the New York
World, dated London, August 31,
says: "It is still raininc This is now
the third week of this calamitous storm,
and all hope of half a harvest lias been
abandoned. Some authorities say the
crop will be less than that of 1879, and
nearly all agree that we shall be com
pelled to import at much this year as
we did then. The storms have cleared
the grouse moors of sportsmen, and
partridge shooting, which begins to
morrow, is also likely to be a failure.
The farmers' clubs in Norfolk and Suf
folk report that the cut grain is now
worthless and the standing grain re
duced to pulp. In the East Ridin of
Yorkshire and the south of Scotland
the "stouks" are in many places float
ing in the fields. In Devonshire the
destruction is complete. In Cheshire
95 per cent, of the wheat has not been
housed, and most of it is now worth
less. In Lincolnshire tho fields are
flooded and mildew is eating up the
grain. In the midland and southern
counties the cut grain has sprouted,
and grave fears are felt for the root
crops, which arc literally under water.
At Darlington, in Durham, it is esti
mated that the rainfall of the past
eighteen hours has been equal to 150
tons per acre. Oats and barley were
mostly housed in the south before the
rains set in, but in the midland and
northern counties they are almost de
I>c(allM of llie Adair in IVliicli
Lieut. .Sin lili HUM Killed
A special from Santa Fe, N. M.,
gives the details of the recent fight
with the Indians under Nana. It says
that on the 18th Nana and part of his
band left the San Mateo Mountains,
going south, General Hatch antici
pated his direction, and sent Lieuten
ant Taylor, with a detachment of
scouts and ninety cavalry to cover the
river settlements, and Lieutenant G.
Smith, with a company of the Tenth
Cavalry, to cover Hillsboro and Lake
Valley. Lieutenants Dimmick and
Taylor struck the trail from the north
and followed it for about six hours.
The hostiles were travling verj r fast.
On the afternoon of the l'Jth, Lieuten
ant Smith and twenty men of his com
pany reached Lake Valley, twelve miles
from Nutt Station, on the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, and find
ing the hostiles, attacked them near a
a settlement. Lieutenant Smith was
reinforced by twenty-nine citizens un
der J. 11. Daly, formerly of Leadville,
and a severe fight raged for several
hours. The Indians were numerous
and in a strong position on a high bluff.
The soldiers and citizens made a gal
lant fight, and finally drove them from
their position. Dimmick and Taylor's
scouts were several miles out on the
plains and in The Indians left,
heading south for Mexico, carrying
their dead along. The fight was very
disastrous in consequence. Lieutenant
G. Smith and four soldiers were killed.
Citizen J. 11. Daly was killed; seven
soldiers and four citizens were wound
ed, and twenty horses were killed.
Lieutenants Dimmick and Taylor
reached Lake Valley about one hour
after the fight, and kept the pursuit
up. They were but a few miles from
the hostiles, and have orders to fight
and follow regardless of territorial
lines. Lieutenant G. Smith was an
officer of twenty years standing, had
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been a Major during the war, wherein
he served fully five years, and was a
very gallant officer. By this time
Nana is probabls in the State of Chi
EMERY"—DOBSOX-—ln Karns City, Aug.
31, 1881, by Rev. J. C. Rhodes, Mr. John Eme
ry, of North Hope, Pa., and Miss Margaret
Dobson, of Coultersville, Pa.
GEORGE —IIOCKIXG—In Petrolia, Sept. 1,
1881, by James Buzzard, Esq., Samuel 11.
George, of Petrolia, and Miss Jennie Hocking,
of Fairview township, Butler county, Pa.
ALEXANDER—McKEE—At the home of
the bride's father, on Sept. 1, 1881, by Rev. A.
I?. C. McFarland,assisted by Rev. Righaui, Mr.
C. C. Alexander, of Fairview. and Miss Emma
McKee, of Centreville, Butler Co., Pa.
FREDERICK—GRAHAM—In Beaver Fulls,
August 25, 1881, by Rev. John Connor, Mr.
John Frederick, of Butler county, and Miss
Tillie Graham, of Beaver Falls.
M< GEARY—JONES—On Sept. Ist, 1881,
near Portersville, by Rev. James A. Clark, Mr.
Win. B. McGeary and Miss Mary E. Jones, all
of Muddycreek township, Butler Co., Pa.
HENSHUE —On Sept. 1, 1881, of congestion
of the brain, Charles Delmau, son of Eli and
Elizabeth Hensliue, aged t> years, 4 monthsaud
The funeral services were conducted by Rev.
T. F. Staufl'er.
KALB—In Butler township, on August 24.
1881, Mrs. Mary Sophia Kalb, wife of Mr. Hen
ry Kalb, aged 41 years, 6 months and 10 days.
MONTGOMERY—At his residence in Alle
gheny City, August 30th, 1881, Mr. Samuel
Montgomery, aged 00 years, 5 months and 11
MILLER—At his residence in Clay town
ship, this county, on Tuesday, August 30, 1881,
Mr. Christopher Miller, aged 74 years.
The deceased was a brother of Mr. Frederick
Miller, of this place.
RUSSELL—In Concord township, this coun
ty, on Saturday, 2d inst., Mrs. Russell, wife of
Mr. Samuel Russell, aged about 60 years.
GOUOIIER —Of apoplexy, in Scruhgrass
township, Venango Co., Pa., Aug. 20th, 1881,
Mrs. Eliza Jane Goucher, wife of H. B. Gouch
er, Esq., in the 62d year of her age.
She was a native of Lawrence Co., Pa., and
daughter of Mr. John Ramsey, deceased. She
was brought up in the Associate Church, but
has been for many years a member of the Pres
byterian Church of Scrubgrass. She leaves
three children—ll. 11. Goucher, Esq., of But
ler, Pa., and two younger sons. She lived a
Christian life, and the assurance that she now
sleeps in Jesus is unspeakable comfort to the
bereaved husband and sons.
It is impossible for a woman after a
faithful course of treatment with
Lydia E. Pinkhom's A'egetable Com
pound, to continue to suffer with a
weakness of the uterus. Enclose a
stamp to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham,
233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass.,
for her pamphlets.
A Wouiau'M Experience.
Mothers and Daughters should feel
alarmed when the feeling of weariness
and languor too constantly oppresses
them. 'lf lam cross and fretful from
the exhaustion of vital powers and the
color is fading from my face, I always
find immediate relief in that excelent
remedy, Parker's Ginger Tonic, which
seems to build up my system and drive
awuy pain and melancholy with won
derful certainty. Several of my friends
have experienced the samo benefit from
its use.'—A Buffalo lady.
"YIELD NOT TO MISFORTUNE."—
Give Ely's Cream Balm a thorough
trial if you would be cured of Catarrh,
Ilay Fever, Catarrhal Deafness, or
quickly relieved of colds in the head.
Cream Balm effectually cleanses the
nasal passages of catarrhal virus, caus
ing healthy secretions, allays inflam
mation and irritation, protects the
membranal linings of the head from
additional colds, completely heals the
sores and restores the sense of taste
and smell. Beneficial results are real
ized by a few applications. A thor
ough treatment as directed will cure
Catorrh, Hay Fever, Ac. The Balm
is easy to use and agreeable. Sold by
druggist at f»<) cents. On receipt of
50 cents will mail a package. Send
for circular with full information.
Ely's Cream Balm Co., Owega, N. Y
For sale in Butler by J. C. Redick,
D. H. Wuller, Zimmerman & Wuller,
Coulter & Linn
—On the 2(ith of August, 1880, there
was a trial of plows on the larrn ol E. A. Uelrn
bold, near B:ixonbnrg, this county, with the fol
lowing result .
Uncle Bun, with wlietl: Average depth 8
Inches; width 1.'% Inches ; draft SIW pounds ;
to turn 110 square inches. Without wheel:
Average depth Inches; width 14 inches;
diafl 008 pound* ; to turn 100 square Inches.
Oliver Chilled. Average depth inches,
width 11 inches; draft 040 pounds; to turn 98
Ohio Chilled, Average depth 7% Inches;
width inches; dralt OIJO pounds ; to turn
10S square inches.
Diamond Iron. Average depth 7%; width
dralt KJS pound*; to turn Wsquare inches.
Ked Jacket. Averge depth Ojj inches; width
11; dralt 775 pounds; to turn 72 square inches.
The ground was a very slit! sod, not having
been piowej for thirteen years. The judges
closed their report as follows : We report the
"Uncle Sain to have done the best work in this
sod and done it with the lightest dralt on the
JOHN 11 ESBET.O ESSEX, GEO. l.ovs,
JOHN MOCAFFKKTV, WM, DENNY.
Uncle Sam and Ohio Chilled plows for sale
by J. Niggel iV Bro., Jefferson street, Butler,
Pa. Agents wanted in every township. Apj ly
to the above firm. au«3tl
BlairNvllle (Pa.) Ladle*'
Beautiful grounds, commodious buildings.
Healthful location. THOROUGH INSTRUCTION.
Til I rly-first year begins September 14, IHKI. Apply
for catalogues to KKV. f. It. Ew I NO, Principal.
July 13: 2111
ftCCa week in your own town. Terms and 36
*UOouttlt free. Address 11. IIALLKTT & Co.,
Citn day at tiome. Samples worth
IU free. Address & Co.
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
WE TAKE THE LEAD IN
LADIES' MISSES' AND | MEN'S, BOYS' AND
CHILDREN'S, | YOUTHS',
BOOTS AND SHOES OF ALL KINDS !
SLIPPERS, ARCTICS, etc.
LEATHER ATVTD FINDINGS
OF ALL KINDS ALWAYS ON HANDS.
Rpalrlng of all Kiuds Neatly nud Promptly Done.
Aug. 31. MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA.
STATE FAIR & EXPOSITION
PITTS BU RGH.
128 th Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Stale Agricultural Society,
A N I)
Fifth Anuual Exhibition of the Pittsburgh Exposition Society Combined
Livestock Exhibition September sth to 17tb- Industrial and Mechanical Exhibition with
Trials of Speed will continue until October Bth. Open day and evening.
$41,500 IN PREMIUMS-
Excursion Tickets at Greatly Reduced Rates I
Will be issued by all Railroads centering at Pittsburgh.
ENTRY HOOKH CLOSE AUGUST
Officers Penn'a State Agricultural Society.
WM. S. BISSKI.L, President.
D. W. SKI.I.Kit, Recording Secretary.
C II 11 C K,
Manufacturer of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware and dealer in Stoves, Ranges, Pressed, Japauucd
and Knauieled Ware, Granite Ware, Wooden Ware, Bird Cages, and general housekeeping
goods. Rooting, Spouting and Repairing done on short notice and at lowest market rates. The
only authorized agent for the sale of A. Bradley A Co.'s well known Stoves and Ranges, and the
ouly place to get the original and genuine odd plates for their stoves, made expressly by them
for him. Beware of sham plates being sold 111 Butler, made of old and inferior metal, none gen
-11 ine but from the Agent, CHRIS. STOCK,
june 8, 'Bl. Near Wick and Schreiher Houses, Main street, Butler, Pa.
EXPOSITION t EXPOSITION!
US I REED a CO.,
DIAMONDS, WATCHES & CLOCKS,
JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE,
93 M! A. HKLET ST.,
THIRD DOOR FROM FIFTH AVENUE,
Officers Pittsburgh Exposition Society.
J. W. BAT< IIKI-OR, President.
K. I*. YOI XCJ, General Manager.
.Ixo. I). BAIJ.KY, Ass't Manager & Cashier.
J. C. PATTKKSOX, Secretary.