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JOHN H. FC W. C. WESLEY. PBOP'BS.
Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
GONE— lßßl—write now—lßß2.
How. S. H. MILLER, member in
Congress for this district, has been ap
pointed by Speaker Keifer on the im
portant committees of Territories and
PBOF. R. M. MCNEAL, now of Wic
onisco, Dauphin county, but formerly
of Huntingdon county, this State, was
one of the able instructors at our
Teachers' Institute last week.
CTEUS CLARK, of New Castle, late
banker and president of the New Castle
and Franklin Railroad Company, has
been arrested for peijurv, on informa
tion of Walter S Crawford, of New
GUITEAU announced at the adjourn
ment of the court on Saturday last,
that "be would receive visitors on
New Year's day," and invited all to
call on bim in prison. His latest idea
is that he can "laugh the case out of
THE Republican State Central Com
mittee has been called to meet in
Philadelphia on January 11th, this
day a week, for the purpose, as stated,
of fixing a time and place tor holding
the Republican State Convention.
This early call for a meeting of the
Committee would seem to indicate a
call for an early Convention. But we
cannot believe it possible that another
snap judgment is contemplated on the
people, such as that of this time two
years ago. Should it be so, it will
prove a death blow to the bosses, in
flicted by themselves. The masses of
the Republican party will not be taken
advantage of again, and have given
fair notice to that effect. There can
not be a single reason given for the
State Convention being held earlier
than May or Jnne, and we will await
with considerable interest to see what
may be the result of this Committees
HOW TO OVERTHROW IT.
The Executive Committee of Inde
pendent Republicans, of which Sena
tor Stewart, of Franklin, is Chairman,
has issued an address to the Republi
can voters of Pennsylvania, in which
it is shown bow the machine bosses
nlay be overthrown and deprived of
their power. The address will be
found in another place in this paper
and concludes as follows; "Without
making any personal warfare, we are
enlisted in a campaign against the
arbitrary and debasing methods that
have divided and weakened a party
which should be united and harmoni
ous. And now the occasion is at hand
for you to redeem your party or in
crease its perils. A State Convention
will soon be called to place in nomina
tion candidates for high and important
offices. Shall that convention be com
posed of men who can and will, despite
the solicitation and influence of central
ized power, reflect your wishes and be
true to the best interests of the party,
or shall it be composed of those whose
sense of political doty is obedience to
personal rule, and peaceful submission
to its extravagant exactions? It is
for you to say, and as you determine
in your primary meetings and county
conventions so it must be.,'
NEW COUNTY OFFICERS.
Tbe commissions of tbe new county
officers have been received by them
and they appeared on Monday to
qualify and assume the duties of their
Tbe commission of the Hon. A. D.
Weir, Associate Judge elect, was pre
sented to the Court on Monday, read
and tbe oath of office administered to
bim by bis Honor Judge Bredin, when
Judge Weir took bis seat on tbe bench.
For the vacancy in the office of
County Commissioner, made so by the
death of Mr. Thomas I. Wilsqp, peti
tions were presented to the Court in
behalf of James Collins, James D.
Lytle, George W. Wilson and Robert
Gilleland, Esq., for the appointment
to fill said vacancy. Judge Bredin
very promptly stated that he consider
ed Mr. Collins was of right entitled to
tbe appointment and therefore the
Court appointed bim. Tbe office was
conceded to belong to the Democrats,
and as Mr. Collins was the candidate
of that party who, although unsuccess
ful, had been voted for by the people
at the polls, these considerations, with
others mentioned, the Court thought
should rule tbe case.
Tbe other two Commissioners, Capt.
Hays and Chas. Cochran, Esq., filed
tbeir bonds and were duly installed in
office. Mr. Collins, we learn, will do
■o in a few days. We have not learn
ed whom the new board have chosen
as their clerk. There are several ap
Thomas Donaghy, Sheriff elect; M.
N. Greer, Prothonotary; W. B. Dodds,
Clerk of Courts ; H. W. Christie, Reg
ister & Recorder; J Harvey Miller,
Treasurer; J. H. Shannon, G. W
Crow and J. M. Louden, Auditors,
and William Kennedy, Coroner, all
have been qualified to act and have en
tered upon the discharge of the duties
of their respective offices. They are
all competent for tbe public places they
are to fill and capable of giving satis
faction to the people of the county,
which we have no doubt they will en
deavor to do.
Hon. Robert Storey, retiring As
sociate Judge, was very faithful in tbe
discbarge of bis duties, never having
missed a day from the bench during
his entire term of five years.
Messrs. Hoffman, Sheriff; Russell,
Prothonotary; Wright, Clerk of
Courts ; Gallagher, Register & Record
er ; Craig, Treasurer; Donaldson, May
berry and Gribben, Commissioners;
all retire with the good feeling of the
people here with whom they have
been associated for the past three years
SUPREME COURT NOMINA
TION—RIGHT MAN FOR
THE RIGHT PLACE.
It is with pleasure the Republicans
of this county see the name of the Hon.
A. M. Brown, of Allegheny county,
brought forward for the coming nom
ination for judge of the Supreme
Court of this State. No name that
been mentioned yet meets with the
cordial endorsement as does that of
Mr. Brown. He has not been an aspi
rant for office, but heretofore has de
clined proffered nominations. As a
lawyer he stands among the foremost
at the Pittsburgh Bar. His qualifica
tions for the Bench are unquestioned,
and it is understood he has consented
to the use of his name for the Supreme
Court nomination, to be made by the
Republican State Convention this
year. Here, in the western part of the
State, where he is best known, no
stronger man could be placed before
the people. Able, popular, and every
way worthy and fitted, he would com
mand not only the full vote of the par
ty, but the respect and good will of all
good citizens as well.
The coming nomination for the Su
preme Bench has some peculiar features
that cannot be overlooked. The recent
action of a majority of that court, in
transferring nearly all the counties of
the State to the Philadelphia district,
for a hearing of cases appealed to it,
was at once so arbitrary and unjust as
to call fort'i general aondemnation.
This was done by four tk the judges
against the protest of tlS* other three,
being done but by one of a majority.
To reverse this order of the court
should be the object, as it is the wish
of the people. The shortest and sure
est road to this lies in the coming nom
ination. Application to the Legisla
ture has been suggested. But there
will be no session of the Legislature
this winter. And if brought before the
Legislature of a year hence it may
then be delayed and possibly defeated.
So there is no certain or speedy reme
dy from the Legislature. But by the
election of a judge this year, who is
knowa to favor a revoking of that un
just decree, the workcan be accomplish
ed in a year from this time. The peo
ple this tall can change the majority of
one from the one side to the other, and
they are only awaiting an opportunity
to do it. In this matter not only the
western counties of the State are in
terested but many in the eastern part,
all of whom we believe will heartily
join in the effort. As we have said, it
is the best and speediest way for the
relief sought from the wrong inflict
l ed. Let there be, therefore, a united
effort made to this end and success
must follow. With such a candidate
as Major Brown pressed in the conven
tion a nomination can be obtained. We
hope to hear, at an early day, from
other journals and counties in the west
on this subject, It is equally import
ant to all and there should be a general
movement made in the matter.
INTERNAL REVENUE DE
Commissioner Raum, the head of the
Internal Revenue Department of the
Qeneral Qovernment, seems to be tbe
right man tor that place. His recent
report is full of interesting information.
From a hasty examination we note the
The total receipts of internal revenue
for the fiscal year 1881 were $135,226,-
912.30, an increase of over eleven
millions above those of 1880.; Of this
amount sixty-seven millions, in round
numbers, were collected from spiritu
ous liquors, thirteen millions from fer
mented liquors, and forty-five millions
from tobacco. The balance was deriv
ed from banks and hankers, bank
checks, matches, patent medicines, etc.
Commissioner Raum recommends that
the tax be taken off the latter, and be
confined to distilled spirits, malt liquors,
tobacco and its products, and to special
taxes upon manufacturers and dealers
in these articles.
There was produced and de
posited in the distillery ware
houses daring the fiscal year ending
June 30. 1881, the enormous quantity
of 117,728,150 gallons of spirituous
liquors, an increase over the previous
year of 27,372,880 gallons. This is
two aud one-third gallons to every
man, woman and child in the country.
During the past five years the entire
expense of collecting the internal reve
nue taxes has only been three and six
ty-four one-hundredths per cent, upon
the amount collected, and in the dis
bursement of this money the Govern
ment has not lost a cent.
GCITEAU was receiving visitors at
the Washington jail yesterday and
making merry, while a sad-faced lady
at Cleveland was passing what was
beyond a doubt the saddest New
Year's day of her life. Many a brave
heart beside hers has been made to
ache by tbe cowardly act of this des- j
spicable wretch, who still survives to !
insult decent people with bis insolent
remarks in the court room. It is six
months to-day since he fired the fatal
bullet, and yesterday he was filling
himself with roasted turkey and re
ceiving New Year's calls It is high
time the farce was ended and the cur- j
tain rung down on a scene in which a
scaffold figures with the assassin suf
fering the extreme penalty of the law
thereon.— Com. Oazette, January 2.
J. P. Orr has recently fitted up
new and elegant reception rooms, has
added new accessions, etc., his operat
ing room has the largest sky and side
lights of any gallery in the county.
—Finished calf skins, at 75 ceuta per
pound, at Roeesing'a tauuwy.
Vfe* PtntLec fU., 3*tm*rg i, 1882.
EFFORTS TO RRSTORZ HARMONY AND
UNITY IN TUG PARTY.—ADDRESS
OF THE CONFERENCE COM
The Committee of the independent
Republicans of the State have issued
the following address:
To the Republicans of Pennsy vania:
We address you in the interest of
that political organization, to which
we are alike attached, and whose con
tinued supremacy in both Si.ate and
Nation we alike desire.
We share with you a just pride in
our party's past" achievements, and
believe with you that, signal and hon
orable aB these have been, its mission
ie not yet complete. The present haa
political issues of magnitude and im
portance, and the near future will un
fold others which must challenge equal,
if not greater, attention and states
menship. Through more than twenty
vears of the greatest epoch in our an
nals, the onward march of the country
has been the history o f the Republican
party, and bj its unvarying devotion
to human liberty and equal risrhts, by
its character and its inspirations, this
party is best qualified to settle and ad
just these questions as they and
to give to the country continued safe
repose. So you believe, and so do we.
No one can be indifferent to such con
siderations as these, and it is, there
fore, with deep concern for the future
usefulness of our party that we assume
to address you at this time. What
we have more directly and immediate
ly in view is to keep, if possible, our
own State fixed and steadfast in her
party allegiance. The importance of
Pennsylvania as a factor in national
politics is manifest. In the present
condition of things Republican ascend
ency in the general Goverument cau
only be maintained by her continued
support, and the question which pre
sents itself to your consideration is—
how can this be secured?
That a great majority of the voters
of Pennsylvania are thoroughly and
earnestly Republican in their views
and sympathies we donot doubt. The
political record of twenty years attests
their opproval and acceptance of the
doctrines and principles of the party.
But while this is true, it is equally
manifest that their party allegiance has
been weakened, and that discontent
and dissatisfaction prevail.
We need no other evidence of this
than the fact that at the last general
election over 40.000 Republicans refus
ed their support to the party's candi
date, and gave it to another, while
still asserting their devotion to Repub
lican principles and their earnest de
sire for the party's ascendency. Ex
perience shows that men are not easi
ly shaken in their party allegiance, aud
when dissatisfaction finds expression
in such emphatic tone it may safely be
assumed that evils exist in the party
that need to be corrected. This pro
test was not against repugnant meth
ods of party management. It was an
earnes*. demand, pregnant with warn
ing, that tbe Repuclican party should
henceforth be true to itself; that its
convictions and preferences should find
free a£d honest expression, and that
its representative conventions should
reflect and record the wil : of the party
ijftber than the decrees of a political
The truth is not to be disguised, nor,
indeed, can it be. Repeated instances
of our State Conventions violently dis
regarding the popular preference in
candidates, aud assuming powers
which did not rightfully belong to
them, at the dictation of a few, are
fresh in your recollection. This sub
serviency, it is true, was followed by
your just indignation ; but only to be
repeated by succeeding conventions.
Tbe result is before you in the last
general election. Whecher the exist
ing grievances and abuses justified
such action, or whether such action
was the best method to correct them,
it is no part of our purpose to inquire.
It was the protest of the men who
made it, and thoy alone are responsi
ble for it. Others, equally sincere In
their condemnation, preferred other
remedies. It is not our business to
approve or censure. All we desire
and seek to accomplish is restored har
mony, a united party and better meth
ods. These can be secured in no other
way than by the removal of all just
cause of complaiut. The party needs,
aud, if it is to succeed in the future,
must have, a sure and speedy deliver
ance from the tyranny of personal die
tatiou; the policy of proscription aud
punishment lor those who dare to op
pose the rule of an oligarchy must be
abandoned ; the popular will must be
consulted and respected, and the power
of the party be used for bi|f??er pur
poses than the bestowal of offices upon
unworthy favorites and dependents.
That so much can be accomplished
bv proper effort, without resorting to
revolutionary methods, we do not
doubt. Political control becomes cen
tered in the hands of the few only by
the neglect and indifference of the
many. The source of political power
is in the primaries. These give ex
pression and character to your large
conventions. If they are committed
to the management and control of men
whose interest in politics rises no high
er than tfie hope of office or patronage
for themselves, no reform can be ex
pected. But they need not be, and
should not. It is only because those
most interested in the cause of good
gevernment fail to participate in these
important assemblies that they are so
often preverted and made to work such
great evils. If by any effort the mass
es of the Republican party can be in
cited to active participation in these
primary contests the work of reforma
tion will not only have begun, but will
be completed. The selfish lew will be
compelled to give way to the many
wLose party fealty is not dependent
upon patronage nor sustained by
The occasion is at hand for you to
redeem your party, or increase its
peril. A State Convention will soon
be called, to place in nomination can
didates for high aud important offices.
Shall that Convention be composed of
man who can, and will, despite the
solicitation and influence of centralized
power, reflest your wishes and be true
to the best interests of the party ; or
shall it be composed of those whose
sense of political duty is obedieuce to
personal rule, and peaceful »übr»ist>ioa
to its extravagant exaction ? It i# for
you to say : and as you determine in
your primary meetings, and County
Conventions, so it most be.
Our only purpose in this address is
to cull youi attention to the iiiagn'tude
of tbe ttvita whi:b txiot; tue extreme
danger in which they have placed us as
a party, and to urge you to exert your
selves" in the only way which promises
relief or safety. We have no interest
in the matter, except that which we
share in common with all who desire
the success of the party for the com
mon good. In that cause we enjoin
upon you the importance ot making
the next State Convention a therougb
ly representative body of the Republi
cans of the Commonwealth. The just
sense of the party demands, and has a
right to demand, that the delegates
shall come from the people through
their legitimate local representative con
ventions. and that the State Conven
tion shall be held at a time which will
permit the fair, full and deliberate ex
pression of the party will. Without
making any personal warfare, we are
enlisted in a campaign against the ar
bitrary and debasing methods that
have divided and weakened a party
which should be united aud harmoni
ous. In this undertaking we appeal
to you for your earnest and active
J M. W. GEIST,
S. W. PENNYPACKF.R,
WILLIAM T. I) A VIES
THOMAS W. PHILLIPS,
HUGH S. FLEMING,
J. W. LEE
lit ihe Dork.
Guiteau was put into the railed en
closure called the prisoners' dock last
Wednesday because be would not keep
quiet Here he sits in a more elevated
position than before, and where he
can better see, and be seen by, the
court room crowd. At first he ob
jected to the charge, and declared that,
since he appeared as his own counsel,
he could not be removed to the dock
After he got there he appeared to like
it, and announced his satisfaction to
the Court. He did not keep quiet.
District Attorney Corkhill asked that
all the prisoner's extra guards be with
drawn. Guiteau exclaimed that Cork
hill, def-pairing of convicting him,
wanted to have him shot. The Dis
trict Attorney said that hereafter the
responsibility for the prisoner's con
duct must be upon the prisoner alone.
The prosecution were not responsible
for what might happen to him. Mr
Scoville excitedly declared that this
speech of Corkhill's was virtually an
invitation to assassins to enter the
court room and shoot the prisoner.
Lawyer Porter, in a dramatic style,
defended Mr. Corkhill, saying that if
Guiteau had that bulldog pistol, with
which he shot the President, when
Judge Cox pronouueed his decision,
his practice at the river would enable
him to aim at the Judge's heart, aud
he would be in tbe agonies of death.
Judge Cox explained that latitude
had been given to the prisoner upon
the express desire of the District At
torney, in order to furnish the doctors
an opportunity to diagnose his case. It
appeared, in fact, that the experts had
based their opinions largely upon their
observations of the |prjsoner's conduct
iu court. This object seemed now to
have been accomplished, and therefore
he granted the motion to send the
prisoner to the dock, where, however,
he should not be exposed to any dan
ger, but should have the fullest pro
tection. He could not be gagged or
removed from the court room without
infringing his constitutional rights.
Having accepted counsel, he had waiv
ed the right to appear as such in
A Convict's liHCHpe.
James W. Miller, one of the persons
implicated in the big robbery at Cat
fish, Clarion county, some time ago,
and sentenced last August to seven
years'imprisonment iu the Western
Penitentiary, escaped from that insti
tution one day last week in a very in
genious manner. He was employed
as one of the packers in the shoe de
partment, run bj* W. E. Sehmertz <fe
! Co., in the penitentiary. The driver
for Sehmertz <fc Co. weu' over to the
penitentiary for a load of goods. As
is usual, the wauron was haded by the
convicts. The boxes were uniformly
of the size of five feet in length and
eighteen inches in width. The great
er portion of the load was takeu from
an upper story, but the two last boxes
put in were taken from a ground floor.
The wagon after being loaded was
driven out without any suspicion of
anything wrong. At the corner of
Penn avenue and Sixth street, Pitts
burgh, a boy noticed a man kick off
the lid of one of the boxes iu the rear
of the wagon, jumped out of it and ran
away. He notified the driver that a
man had jumped out of one of the box
es, and an examination showed that
the statement was correct. In the box
was found a pair of penitentiary strip
ed pants, leading to the supposition
that the prisoner had escaped. Word
was sent to the Penitentiary and it
was ascertained that Miller was miss
ing. He had evidently had accom
plices who qajled hid up iu the box,
and placed him iu the wagon. As
soon as possible the detectives of both
cities were notified of the escape, but
their search for the man was unsuc
cessful. Miller is about 24 years of
five feet six inches in height,
fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes,
weight 155 pounds, scar on left arm
above the elbow. Miller was arrested
by Detectives Geary and O'Mara last
summer, at the Red Lion Hotel, a few
minutes after he had received the pro
ceeds of the sale of a portion of the
stolen bonds,— Com —Qaz.
A Xcn Hotel.
By this we refer to the "Hamilton"
House ; just opened in Pittsburgh;—
A want long felt by people who visit
that City. The building is next to
Joseph Home <fc Co. on Penn Ave , it
is the kind of a hotel a stranger or
business man waqts when he inquires
"wher he can find good lodging and
boarding at reasonable rates ?"
Mr. P. H McKelvey. the manager,
has been in the hotel business ever
since he was ten years old, during that
time having kept the National Hotel,
the St. Clair in 18<»0, the Union Depot
Hotel and the Old Eagle House, now
the Seventh Avenue Hotel, besides
being in the Monongahela House for a
lie has accommodations for one
hundred guests. The rooms are hand
somely furnished, the cuisine is ex
The object is to afford visitors from
the adjoining counties when occasion
requires, a place where comfortable
lodging and meals, which cannot bo
excel lt d, can be obtained.
—Every week brrnars new stock for
Uei-k A. I'utteraoa'd. See their prices
•* IHE BUTLER (JiliZEfl,
J. H. & W/C. NE6LEY,'
;Etlitor» and Proprietoiv.
riibllaltcdjcvfry Wtdnc»Jny V
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TO OUll PITROJiS.
Hark ! the glad, grand New Year bells!
How merrily they ring upon the air,
Sending thrills of music everywhere;
What hojies, what memories, their chiming
Good patrons all, a kind good mom,
The old year's dead —the newer born ;
Aud I. again am at your door,
As weekly, I have been before,
Bearing, this time, the aunual song,
As Carrier's have for ages long.
I sing not sow of foreign lauds,
Of great events by ocean's strands;
Of deeds of valor, things long past,
Of sunny days or skies o'ercast;
But, of the more familiar themes,
We see and know but not in dreams.
Our town, which onoe was but a vill,
Is now a city, growing still,
And, when the locomotives scream
Along the banks of Conno'a stream,
They'll scare the ancient, hooting owls,
And sweet peace reign among the fowls.
The old cleft rock across from mill,
Where oft' times sat in moonlight still
Fond lovers, in sweet tete-a-tete,
And bovs in mauv a summer day
Cutting their names deep on its face,
That time thereafter might them trace.
Where Massy Harbison once slept
When after her the Savage crept,
The wpdge and sledge has leveled down :
Gone, this old landmark of the town —
8o new improvements e'er demand,
That old things shall no longer stand.
And Bald Ridge, too, demands a verse,
The story's short, 'twill bear rehearse ;
Out from its rocks, by ardent toil,
Is poured forth rivers pure of oil;
And, from its bosom to the sea,
The pipe line bears the argosy.
But passing, } must drop a tear
On David Dougal's lonely bier:
Philosopher ! and thrice man's age ;
He's gone forever from life's stage—
But, long as "Dougal's Rows" are seen,
His memory will be ever green.
When but a youth, he sought the wild
Untrodden western paths—a child
Of Nature, he irom Nature sought,
To gleau what art nor schools n'er taught ;
The ways, the manners of mankind,
And strength of body, grasp of mind.
Of politics, I take no note,
But leave this theme to those who vote;
May nation, county, town and State,
Be ruled by men both good and great;
Republicans are at the helm,
And will all other foes o'erwhelm.
Our public schools a notice claim,
Where boys are taught the road to fame;
And girls, when grown, in alter lives,
To make, for husbands, goodly wives,
And ever, without form or art,
To love with simple, ardent heart.
Great Garfield, I oauuot forget,
Elected, murdered! not even yet
Has Justice dealt her ponderous blow,
On him who laid the patriot low.
But soon —as sure as rolls the wave,
Curses will fill vile Guiteau's grave.
Dead Garfield ! while the eouctry lives,
Thy name and fame with her survives ;
Historians, will to future age,
Tell all thy deeds on history's page ;
And poets, with enraptured* song,
Thv name to other days prolong.
Assassin ! cursed be e'er such name !
Lit be the land with freedom's flame,
That like a fire from highest heaven,
Shall send him down unwept, unshriveu.
Mercy will ne'r bend o'er his tomb;
Nor o'er his grave a flower bloom.
Vennor! Thou man of Montreal,
Prophet of seasons —rise and fall,
Of elements that guide the weather—
Pray tell us now, if thou can'st, whether,
You've fixed it up, from day to day
For Uncle Sam or Canada?
If, as your wont, we humbly pray
To fix"your own, up vour own way,
But let us Yankees all alone—
Yoa give your oracle too high tone
To suit us dwellers hereabout—
So keep your alien weather out.
Some faces that we knew of yore,
Are seen upon our streets no more :
They sleep within the churchyard mold,
But still, their memories like to gold,
Are with the friends who love them yet ;
For heart that's true will ne'er forget.
The vear has faded into uight,
The future lies before us bright;
Hope, beams upon us like a star,
Peace reigns—no clash of arms or war—
Onr glorious flag to every breeze,
Floats proudly over land and seas. ,
The farmer tills in peace the soil,
Our hills anil valleys pour forth oil;
The artisan, in town and irlrt,
Toils on each day with ligntened heart;
For well they know, by day or night,
The ship of State is guided right.
My song is ended, I go my way,
God bless you all, my simple prayer;
To every one, life's blessings, a share,
And, I'll call to see you another day.
Things are taking a favorable turn
towards progress in a musical direction.
Two gallant and enterprising young
men, Messrs. Brown and Harvey,
came from Oil city to Butler and open,
ed a music store, nearly opposite the
Lowry House, on Jefferson street,
Reiber block. We needed that. There
is not one competent person in town
who makes a specialty of that particu
lar branch. Tfcey deal iu "Weber"
and "Ithaca" pianos, and "Ithaca
organs," manufactured in New York.
Now we can rent pianos or organs by
the month or year, and all can afford
to have their children educated in
music, which education is more neces
sary to a young lady in society than
any other matter in school except
religion and morals. L. V. M
—Go to J I*. Orr's photograph
gallery aud set for one of those fine
cabinet pictures he is now turning out
tVben you want anything in the
line of Watches Clocks, Jewelry, Sil
verware, .-jH'Ctaeles, &c., do not fail to
call in at t*.. Grieb's aud exanine the
ttoek; oo trouble to abow goods.
A Roufire ot Kpeenlnilve lusnr*
READING, Dec. 20. —The dupes of
the death-rattle insurance companies
who met a month ago and agreed to
burn their policies, assembled at
Heydt's farm, in District township,
Berks county, on Sunday, and carried
out the programme outlined at the
former meeting. Thomas Heydt, who
bad polices amounting to $25,000 on
aged people and who had been swin
dled out of several thousand dollars in
assessments, was the leader of the
movement. The people commenced to
assemble early in the day, and by
three o'clock a large party had congre
gated to take part in the ceremony.
The policy-holders formed in line, and
headed by a band, proceeded to the
vicinity of the tavern, where prepara
tions for the cremation were going on.
The meeting was orgauized by selecting
Mr. Heydt as president; Jefferson
Ranch, Jacob Dierolf, Joseph Kemp,
Conrad Ely, Daniel Haag, Charles Boy
er, Jacob Fropbisen, Abraham Benficld,
John Heydt, Jerome Reicbert, W. H.
Handis, Samuel Schaafer, Samuel
Herbst, and James Reppert, vice pret
sidents; and Peter Dotere, Adam
Mensch and N. Heydt, secretaries.
Short speeches were made by several
of the victims who related their expe
rience, and denounced the speculative,
system of insurance in stromg terms.
The policies where then strung togeth
er and fastened to a pole erected in the
center of the cross roads. A little girl,
a niece of Mr, Heydt, applied the torch
which set fire to the mass of paper, and
soon nothing was left of the policies
but ashes. During the buruing, which
lasted about ten minutes, the band
played a lively tune, while the more
prominent participants formed hands
and danced around the pole. When
the party had tried of this fun the
policy holders went to the tavern
partook of a collation. The evening
was spent in dancing and other fes
tivities. It is thought that this action
at Heydt's will be followed by situ : lar
proceedings iu other parts of the coun
try, and the policy cremation sport
bids fair to take the place of the old
fashioned battalion day celebration, for
which this section but')me famous,
Wben Ttaey Will Fiuisb.
WASHINGTON, December -J7.—Dis
trict Attorney Corkhill said to-night
that the Government had expected to
submit the Guiteau case to the jury this
week, but the defence having conclud
ed to briug in additional "expert' wit
nesses, be could predict no limit for the
trial. The prosecution, he said, had
more'expert wituesses, and would put
them on the stacd to strengthen the
case more fully. yTh< se witnesses,
Colonel Corkhill said, will testify posi
tively that consider Guiteau per
fectly sane, and that he is acting the
part of a maniac. When the time
comes for delivering the closing argu
ment Corkhill thinks the government
can present their case in one day, but
thiuKß tne defense will fequire several
KELLEV—CON WAY- By Rev. George W.
Beau, on TuCfltldy evening, Dec. 20,1881, at the
residence of the bride's brother in Cherry twp.,
Mr. W. C. Kelley, of Butler twp., aud Miss
15th, 1881, by Rev. Samuel Kerr, Mr. G. L,
Montgomery and Miss Marr E. -SJ at thews, the
fortnef of Merper oounty anil the latter of Ven
ango aounty, Pa. •
WINNER—TEETS—In Allegheny City, Pa.
on Dec. 22, 1881, by Rev. E. E. Swift, at No.
263, North John 3. Winner, former
ly of Penn tow m hip, this county, and Miss
Alice M. Teets, both of Allegheny City, Pa.
MATES—McKINNEY—On Dec. 28th, I*Bl,
at the U. P. hy Rav. R. U. Fergu
son, Mr. J. W. Mates, of Penn township, and
Miss Jennie P. McKinney.
BOWSER —BREDIN — At Leechburg, Arm
strong county, Dec. 29, 18*1. by Rev. H. D.
Sloan, Mr. J.S. Bowser, brother of S. F. Bow
ser, Esq., of this place, and Miss Susie Bredin,
MILLER—JAMISON—By Rev. J. R. Coul
ter. assist hy Kov. John C. McElree, Dec. 28,
1881, Mr. John F. Miller and Miss Carrie E.
Jamison, daughter of Mr. and Mm. George S.
Jamison, of A enango township, this couuty.
SLOAN-DAVIDSON—On Dec. 29, 18#1, at
Farmington, Butle Co. Mr. \V. |C. Sloan,
of Allegheny township, Butler Co., Pa , to Miss
Ella Davidson, of Scrubgras* twp., Venango
EAKIN —In ConuoqucnesMiig township, this
county, on Dec. 2t>, 18Sl, Mr. John J. Eakiu,
aged 82 years.
BEIGHLE—On Saturday, Dec. 17, 1881, at
the house of J. C. Beigllle, John Adam, sou of
Peter and Susanna Muhlciseu Bcigble, born in
Conuoqueuessiiig township, Feb. 2t>, 1810, bap
tized by »Kev. cttig, May 1«12. lie was
buried at the Stone Church, Dec. 18.
CLARK—Of dropsical dyspepsia, on the 19th
of December, 1881, Mrs. Margaret Scott Clark, j
wife of Rev. James A. Clark, Prospect, Butler .
MOYEIi—In this place, on Thursday, Dec.
22, 18»1, Abraham Moyer, EMJ., aged 73 years. '
11 is remains were taken to Harmony for in- J
MARTINCOURT —In Prospect, this county, j
ou Sunday, Dec. 2">, 1881, Joint Martiuoourt, ;
&»q., in the 76th year of his age.
Mr. Martincourt was one of the mt»t intelli- |
fent, estimable and b«st cltlcens of our county. ,
le was a man of fine business qualifications >
and of the greatest integrity. 11 is death ia !
deeply regretted by all who knew him. He •
leaves a wid-w and several children to mourn
fir Subscribe far Uw Ciiiscm. j
FALL AND OTIIMTER
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DRESS GO DS (>F ALL KIKDn SHAWLS. CLOAKS,
D LM \NS, CLOAKING. CASMMEKES,
LADIES' & CHILDRENS'
Hosiery, Gloves, Corsets, Yarns, &e.
I. have and am showing the AND MOST COM
PLETE LINE OF GOODS EVER SHOWN.
PLEASE Cx\LL AND EXAMINE.
Aug. 24. BUTLER, PA.
Notice in Partition.
ID the Orphans' Court of Butler county, Pa.,
No. 6, Dec. Term, 1881.
L'ommonivfaith of Ptnn'n, Butier county, u :
WHERKAS, on the Bth Jay of December, A.
D. 1881, Margaret Lemuion, intermarried with
J. M. 11. Mellon ; Harriet, intermarried with
L. O. Fraxier; Klizabeth, intermarried with
Joahua Kiseick and Sarah E., and Nancy Lem
mon. daughters of John Lemmon, late of
township, Allegheny county, deceased, and
grand-daughters of Thomas Lemmon, late of
Butler township (formerly Connoquenesaing),
Butler county, Pennsylvania, deceased, pre
sented their petition to said Court, setting forth
inter-alia that the said Thomas Lemmon died
on or about the d;<y of A. D.,
1851, intestate and seized in his demesne as of
fee, of and in a messuage and tract of land situ
ate in said township of Butler (formerly Conn-"-
quenessingj, county of Butler, bounded latterly
on the east by Peter Gruver and John Husel
ton; on the "west by Ferdinand Reiber, Esq.,
and Dufford's heira; on the south by William
Shorts, and on the north by John Iluseltonand
John ANhouses' heirs,and containing one hun
dred and twenty-five (125 a) acres, and one hun
dred and twenty-nine (12t> pi perches, more or
less, with the appurtenances ; that they are
children of the said John Lemmon, deceased,
to whom it belong* to have the equal one-sev
enth part oi said real estate in fee, as the heirs
and legal representatives of the said John Lem
mon, deceased, who was a son of the said
Thomas Leinmon, deceased, and that
to each of them the said petitioners it belongs
to have the equal one-ninth part of the undi
vided one seventh part of said real estate in fee:
settiug forth the names aud residences of
the heirs and legal representatives of the said
Thomas Lemmon, deceased, so far as known;
that no partition of the said real estate had
been made, and praying the court to award an
inquest to make partition of the same to aud
amongst the parlies entitled thereto, according
to their respective rights, &c., which said peti
tion was duly verified by the affidavit oi the
said petitioners ; whereupon the Court, on the
same day, made an order granting a rule to
show cause on the parties named aud interacted
therein, to be served personally on all parties
within the Co., and directed notice to be given
to all others by publication according to rules
of court, to appear at the next term of court,and
show cause if any they had, whv partition of
the premises should not be awarded aud made
as prayed for in said petition—returnable to
Now, therefore, in pursuance of the said or
der of court uotice is hereby given to the heirs
and legal representatives of Hugh Lemraon,
deceased, the heirs and legal representatives of
Thomas Lemon, Jr., deceased, the heirs and le
gal representatives of David I^emmoil, deceased,
the heirs and legal representatives. if any, of
William and Robert Lemon, deceased, the
heirs and legal representatives of Jane Lem
mon, deceased, intermarried with Wilson,
Rebecca Lemmou, intermarried with Hal
stead; Nancy Lenimon, intermarried with
Spear, and the heirs and legal representatives
of John Leminon, deceased, neirs and legal rep
resentations of the said Thomas Leinmon, de
ceased, a* named in said petition, and all others
interested therein of the said proceedings in
partition; and to this end we oommaud you and
each of you that laying aside all business and
excuses whatsoever, you and each of you be
and appear in your proi>er persons before the
Ilonoraole, the Judges of our said Court, at a
Court to be held at Butler iu said county of
Butler, Penn'a., on Monday the 6th day of
March, A. D., IH#2, then and there to show
cause if any you haye why an Inquest to make
partition or valuation of the real estate of the
said Thomas Leurnon, deceased, should not be
awarded as prayed for in said petition, and
herein fail not.
Witness the Honorable E. McJunkin, Presi
dent Jdfage of our said Court at Butler, this 23d
day of December, A. D., 1881.
heal t W. H. HOFFMAN, Sheriff.
* H. H. GOCCHER, Attorney for Petitioners.
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MONONGAHELA DRIVING PARK,
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merly used as a Driving t'ark and Fair Ground
at Monnnu'thela City, well enclosed ; suitable
for market garden, vineyard Ac., is offered
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Apply to JAMES P. SH EPLAR, President,
and J. B. FINLEY. Treasurer, Monongahela
City, Pa. Enquire of
Real Estate Ageut, Finleyville, Pa.
Procured for all soldiers disabled in tlic U. S. ser
vice from ;ui\ cause, also for heirs of deceased sol
diers. The slightest disability entities to pension.
PKNBIONS INCKKASKD. Bounty and new dis
charges procured. Those in doubt as to whether
entitled to anything, should send two 3 cent
stamps forour "circular of Information." Address,
with stamps, Stokdakt & Co., Solicitors of Claims
and Patents, Washington, I>. C. Lock b0x.623.
AX OXf.Y DACttHTKR Cl'K-
Fil> OF « <>\Sl I»I1* rio\.
Wiien death was hourly expected, all remedies
having failed. and I>r, H. James was experiment
ing « ith the many herbs of Calcutta, he accident
ally made a preparation which cund his only chid
of I'ONsfMiTio.v. His child Is now in this coun
try, and enjoying the best of health. He has
proved to the' world that oonsCMPTion can be
positively and permanently cured. The now Rives
this Recipe free, only asking two three-cent
stamps to pay expense*. This Herb also con's
Night Sweats. Nausea al the Stomach, and will
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dress Cndrto-k ifc Co.. luk Race Street. I'hiladel
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Jarjr LIKU tor Jnntutry mad
February Hpeciiil Terms* 'B2.
List tor week commencing third Monday of
January, 1882, being the 16th day.
Joseph Uanlan, Donegal, farmer.
D J Cochran, Mercer, farmer.
J C Shanor, Connoquenesaing N., farmer.
W B Bvers, Millerstown, carpenter.
E V Rigney Karns City, butcher.
B N Kelsmver, Fairview, west.
Isaac Wise, Penn, farmer.
Nicholas Reott, Clearfield, farmer.
Joseph Frier, Connoquenessing 8., fitrmar.
James Thompson, Cranberry, farmer.
H E Wick, Slipperyrock, lumber dealer.
James S. McCrea, Clearfield, farmer.
Sylvanns Cooper, Slipperyrock, farmer.
John Bickel. Butler borough, merchant.
Valentine Reigert. Clearfield.
Wm Otto, Butler borough, laborer.
Wm Cleeland. Muddy creek.
Jacob Faller, Butler borough.
J H Wasson, Washington.
H W Koonoe. Petrolia.
Albert Adderliold, Jefferson.
D K Shakley, Fairview eaft.
William Allen, Allegheny.
Stanley Moorhead. Fairview west.
Josiah Kelly, Parker.
James L Chambers, Veoanfo.
David Stewart, Cherry.
John Gadsby, Washington.
John Lewis, Marion.
Lorenzo Rider, Centre.
Levi Thorn, Buffalo.
Michael Heckert, Buffalo.
James Rnthaford, Fairview.
B. P. Addleman. Venango.
J M Galbreath, Mercer.
Lewis Gantz, Jackson east.
John Young, Butler township.
Wm. McKisson, Mercer.
J L Rice, Lancaster.
J M Deets, Fairview east.
W P Miller, Washington.
John Craig. Worth.
Albert Cruikshanks, Winfield.
George Trimbour, Summit.
List of Jurors for week commencing fifth
Monday of January, 1882, being the 30th day.
8 P Turner, Allegheny.
Wm Flemming, Buffalo.
Peter Smith, Summit.
D W Baily, Fairview west.
W W Harbison, Jefferson.
B F Porterfield, Allegheny.
Eli Gibson, Parker.
Herman Seaton, Washington.
William Watson, Buffalo.
II L Laton, Parker.
James Riddle, Esq . Frauklia.
D B Daubenspeck, Parker.
Gotleib Langhein, Jackaoa west.
Win J McCandless, Centre.
Josiah Rankin, Fairview west.
Thomas Niggle, Butler boroogb.
Henry Stahl, Millerstown.
Andrew Leibler, Butler township.
James Allen, Clay.
Daniel Raeely, Connoquenessing 3.
William Critchlow, Forward towoafaip,
H S Bingham, Ilarrisville.
J B Collins, Cranberry.
James M Marshall, 'Worth.
S McKamev, Allegheny.
Samuel Siuith, Esq., Washington.
J C Breaden, Clay.
Hugh McKeevtr, Oakland
Willis Collins, Allegheny.
V C Vosler, Worth.
Ward Allen, Connoqueneasing K.
Joseph Cowan, Middlesex.
Chas Winchel, Saxonburg.
John Hudson, Parker.
Joseph Kerr, Marion.
Pster Hilger, Ceatreville.
Daniel Ekas, Clinton.
J W Cramer, Buffalo.
D M Hawks, Parker.
David B Wilson, Cranberry.
Thomas Bennington, Parker.
George Bauer, Butler borough.
William Cox, Adams.
Harvey Cooper, Middlesex.
Jurors for week commencing second Monda
of February, 1882, being the 13th day.
William Shorts, Connoquenessing S.
Wilson McGonigle, Jefferson.
Joseph Benson, Donegal.
Fred Ebert, Clinton.
Miohael Gormley, Venango.
David West, Franklin.
John MoKim, Venango..
James McGill, Esq., Harrfevilte.
Watson Mays, Washington.
Edward Sechler, Prospect borough.
Waiter Bartley, Oakland.
J A Davidson, Slipperyrock.
John Chambers, Allegheny.
George Beam, Jackson west.
Jonas Hartzell, Penn.
J. B. Leonard, Parker.
David Zieirler, Jr., Jackson wast.
James Perry, Adams.
Geo. McMu'rry, Parker.
Jacob Frye, Buffalo.
Herman Thielman, Adams.
W J Hildebrant, Donegal.
Martin Farnsworth, Summit.
Isaiah Bartley, Jefferson.
Samuel Cook, Marion,
John C Waldron, Forward.
William Martin, Venango.
| Horace Pierce, Butler township.
I John Donaldson, Butler borough.
Lewis Kiefer, Washington.
R II Ralph, Allegheny.
Daniel Stanffer, Sr., Zelienople.
Thos Driscoli, Mercer.
James Ransel, Donegal.
Alfred Sarver, Butler.
Robert Badger, Muddrcreek.
John Wolford, Franklin.
John Smith Esq., Cherry.
W J Crowe, Forward.
David Euglish, Franklin.
James F. Black, Donegal.
Jacob Brenner, Lancaster.
W C Beck, Parker.
Ferris Armor, Zelienople.
The annual election for officers of the Glade Mill
Insurince Company will be held at the Glade Mill
School House, on Saturday j*e 14th day of JsuiuaJ
rv. A. I)., IKK-, between the hours of one and than
o'clock, p. in. HUBERT TRIMBLEJtoe^T
Eat ate of Ann Young, dee d.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned, on the estate of Ann Young,
deceased, late of Washington township. Butier
countv. Penna.. all persons knowing them
selves tneebted to said estate will please make im
mediate payment and any haying claims against
the same wfil present them duly authenticated for
settlement. KBKNhZER CHIUSTIK, Adm'r.
Ud North Hoi>e, P. <)., Butler Co., Pa..
Notice in Divorce.
Samuel L. Strain vs Harriet Strain. In theCfeart
of Common Pleas of Rntler county. Pa.. A. D., Na.
64, Sept. T.. 1881. libel in Divorce.
\nn now, to wit: December sth, IMI, an
tion of A. T Black, attorney for libellant. in open
Court, anil it appearing by the Sheriff's return to
subpoena and alias subpoena in the above entitled
cause, that respondent cannot be found in thta
county, publication is awarded according to law,
returnable to next term. BY THKCOCNT.
To TITIC RESPONDENT, HAHRIKT BT*AI* :
You are hereby notitied to be and appear la year
proper person before our judges at Butler, at a
Court of Common Pleas there to lie held on tha
Mh day of March, A. l».. 18*2. next, to N»wer tha
petition or libel of the said Samuel L StraiJi, and
to shew cause, if any jou have, wbv the said naw
uel L, Sir.iin. your liusba/id. should not be divorc
ed from the twmds of matrimony. agreeably 'o the
Acta of Assembly in such case IIUUJJ and urovtdod.
. U. HOFFMAN,
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