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THE BVTfiEK CITIZEN,
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Round Nickel Clocks at ; $ 1 00 A Good Striking Clock, walnut case 3 00 Nickel Watch at 3 00
" " " with alarms 1 50 " " " " " 8 day 3 65 Nickel Watch, Stem Winder ~ 4 00
A Good Striking Clock 2 00 2 Oz. Silver Case, with Amer'n movement 10 Oc j • " " ' closed in the back 4 50
Ladies Gold Watches at sl2 75
All kinds of Sewing Machine Needles at 35 cents per dozen, and No. 1 Sperm Oil at 10 cents per bottle.
The only place in Butler where you can find a full and complete stock of KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS, &c
1847.—Rogers Bros.—A I.—none genuine unless stamped ("1847. —Rogers Bros.—A 1.") I also carry a full line of
Eye Glusdes and Spectacles, suitable for all eyes and mounted in the most elegant and substantial manner, and am of
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tention, and is done promptly and warranted. E. GRIEB, Main Street, Butler, Pa.
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M U S IC.
ion Popular Songs, words and music, :m cts.
100 Comic Songs, words and music, ao cts. 100
Sentimental Songs, words and music, :KJ cts too
'Old Favored Songs, words and music, ;to cts. lou
Ope.ra Songs, words and music, .'to cts. I*> Home
Hongs, words and music, ISO cts. too Irish Hongs,
words and music, :iu cts. 100 Ethiopian Songs,
words and music, :to cts. 100 Scotch Songs, words
and music, 'M cts. Any four of the above lots for
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The above comprises luasly all of the most popu
lar music ever published and is the best bargain
ever offered. Order at once. Postage stamps
taken, riauocttes. Violins, Ouitan* and Musical
Instruments at low prices.
World Manuf. Co. 120 Nassau St. New York.
Estate of Hans Baker.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Hans Baker,
dee'd, late of Middlesex township. Butler county,
l'a.. all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate payment
and auy having claims against the same to pre
sent them duty authenticated for settlemeut.
ItOBERT TRIMBLE, Adm'r.
Saxonburg, ButUr Co., Pa.
Dr. Frease's Water Cure.
A health Institution In its 2Sth year. For
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Jury I/lNt lor March Term.
List of traverse jurors drawn for the March
terra of conrt, commencing the second Monday
of March, being the 13th day, A. D.. 1882.
W. S. Bingham. Centreville borough, foundry, j
Wra. Bowan, Forward twp.. farmer.
Samuel Brown, Harrisville borough mechanic.
Patrick Black, Donegal twp., farmer.
Matthew Brown, Pcnn twp., farmer.
Daniel Conway, Oakland twp.. farmer.
W. H. H. Venango twp., farmor. j
Adam Dumbaugli. Centre twp., farmer.
Francis Double, Wortli twp., farmor.
Daniel Danny, Winfield twp., farmor.
Martin Eialer, Butler borough, gardner.
Robt Elliott, Jefferson township, farmer.
Lawrence Etzell. Summit twp., farmor.
John H. Flick, Clinton twp., farmer.
C. A. Oormley, Venango twp., farmor.
Geo. 8. Gibson. Saxonburg. carpenter.
Henry Grimm. Winfield twp., farmer.
Wm. Haginbotham, Jefferson twp., farmer.
Wm. Johnston. Mercer twp., farmor.
J. R. Johnston, Franklin twp , farmer.
John Jamison, Allegheny twp., farmer,. t j
John Kline, Adams twp. farmer.
Cornelius Kelly. Oakland twp., farmer.
• August Krumpe, Clinton twp., farmer.
John Mcßride. Venango twp , farmer.
Walter A Monks. Middlesex twp., farmer.
Robert Moore, Muddvcreek twp., farmer.
Geo. Morrow. Hlipperyrock twp., farmor.
Wm. McCormick, .Butler twp., farmer,
H. W. McConnel Slippery rock twp. 'armer.
D- H. McQuistion, Butler borough.
Joseph Manny. Lntler borough, laborer.
Thos H Maher. Buffalo twp., farmer,
r Isaac Meals, Washington twp., farmer.
Alfred Miller. Clay twp . farnrar.
J. P. Morrison. Centreville borough, farmer.
Joseph O'Donnel. Donegal twp., carpenter.
J. C. Patterson, Worth twp., farmer.
W. M. Porterfield, Allegheny twp., M r mer.
Heniy Ktokey, Jackson twp., hotel keeper.
R. D. Stephenson, Bummit,twp.. farmer.
M. M. StopheuKon, Cherry twp., farmer.
M. W. Shannon. Connoqueiiessing tp., farmer.
Henry Shakely, Parker twp., farmer.
Francis Rivers, Winfield twp., farmer.
Chris. Uhl, Lancaster t\rp.. shoemaker.
Chris. Texter. Jackxon twp., farmer.
Abrum Ziegler, Jackson twp., farmer.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE.
BY order of Conrt, the undersigned Receiver
of the First National Bank, of Butler, Pa
will offer at public sale, at the Court House, in
Thursday, March 16th, 1882,
at 1 o'clock, p. m., the undivided three-eighths
(%)of the following described tract of land, of
said bank, to wit : Situate in Concord township.
Butler county, Pa., bounded en the north by
McClelland farm, east by Wick farm, south by
land of Byers and others, and west by Kepler
farm: one-atory frame house, log house, log barn,
and orchard thereon, containing tbirt} -three
acres, more or less.
TERMS—One-half cash on day of sale, and the
other half within six months thareaftor, with in
terest, and with such security as shall be satis
factory to the Receiver, and no doed to be made
to the purchaser until tho consideration shall
be fully paid.
JOHN N. PUIIVIANCfc,
(4 times) Receiver.
Butler. Feb. 14, 1882.
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H. C. HEINEMAN, SECRETARY.
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JAS. T» M'JUNKIN, (Jen. Ae't-
Union Woolen Mills.
I would desire to call the attention of the
pnblic to the Union Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I havo new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommond them as being very dura
ble, a:i they are manufactured of pure Butler
county wool. Th«v are beantiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be sold at very low
pricoa. For samples and prices, address,
jnm.'7B-ly) Bntler, Pa
The undersigned has removed liis place of busi
ness to his own building one square south of Court
House, Main Street, east side, opposite Donaldson
House, where he lias a full stock of
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacle*, etc
promptly repaired and saUnfacthm guaranteed.
» U CLEELAND.
FEKHIW Alt MO It, '
Justice of the Peace
Main atreet, opposite Postofflce,
iJy ZSUXNOPLX , PA.
WHAT IS LIFE ?
What is life but constant sorrow ;
Breaking in with floods of tears,
While the joys that once were ours
Vanish with the passing years?
What is life but constant toiling
For the goal ambition craves !
Wealth and honor, fame and glory,
Light as foam on ocean waves?
What is life but constant pining
That our sorrows soon will be
Changed from darkness into sunshine
That will gush forth melody ?
What is life but constant striving
With the rich as well as poor ?
One is grasping for his millions,
The wolf stands at the other's door.
What is life ? Just what we make it,
Is what some of you will say;
Then I'd seek its ioy and sunshine,
Ere its beauty fades away.
HONORS TO THE DEAD
(JIARFIEIJD AT WASH
An Immense Concourse of People A9sem
* ble In the Hall of the House of Rep
resentatives to Hear a Funeral
Oration from the Late Pres
ident's Secretary of
WASHINGTON, February 27.-The day
here was wholly given up to the me
morial service in honor of the late
President Garfield. No visitors out
side of those holding tickets of admis
sion were allowed in the Nation's capi
tol at any time while the departments
after 11 o'clock put on a solemn ap
pearance by closing for the day. At
10 o'clock the capitol doors were
thrown open and before half an hour
had passed the galleries of the house
were filled to their utmost capacity.
The majority of the spectators were
ladies, who, out of respect for the oc
casion, had for the most part discarded
bright colors, and a sombre black was
the preyailing hue of their costumes.
There were no signs of mourning in
the hall ; the full length portrait of the
late President was hung just back of
the chair of the presiding officers, being
itself undraped. The pose of the fig
ure was that which was frequently
taken by President Garfield when in
the act of delivering a speech. The
head was in a strong light, relieved by
a dark velvet curtain as a back ground.
With one hand he grasps a roll of
manuscript, while the other rests light
ly on the back of a chair, whose green
plush covering formed a marked con
trast with the dark red background.
The three front rows of desks in the
chamber had been removed and their
places occupied by a large number of
chairs to accommodate the invited
guests. The members of the house
were early in attendance, all being ar
rayed in black and a few appearing in
full evening dress. In the lobby, back
of the speaker's desk, the Marine band
was stationed, and from 10 o'clock un
til noon whiled away the tedium of the
passing hours by bursts of solemn
music. Among the distinguished
guests first to arrive were George Ban
croft, the historian, W. W. Corcoran,
Cyrus W. Field and Admiral Worden,
who took seats directly in front of the
clerk's desk. Among the guests who
at an early hour occupied seats upon
the floor, were General Scbenck, Gov
ernor Hoyt, of Pennsylvania ; Foster,
of Ohio ; Hamilton, of Maryland, and
Bigelow, of Connecticut ; Porter, of
Indiana, and Adjutant General Har
mine, of Connecticut. At 11:30 o'clock
Generals Sherman, Sheridan, Hancock,
Howard and and Admirals Am
men, Rogers and Rodgers, entered at
the north door of the chamber and
were assigned to seats to the left of
the speaker's desk, and a few moments
later the members of the diplomatic
corps, in full regalia, were ushered in,
headed by the Hawaiian minister as
dean of the corps. Their brilliant
costumes only served to throw into
stronger relief the dark attire of the
members of congress, who sat imme
diately behind them. The Supreme
Court of the district, headed by
Marshal Henry, were the next arrivals.
Dr. Bliss was also in attendance. Mrs.
Blaine occupied a front seat in the gal
lery reserved for the friends of the
At precisely 12 o'clock the house
was called to order by Speaker Keifer
and prayer offered by the chaplain of
The speaker then said—'This day
has been dedicated by the action of the
two houses of congress to services in
commemoration of the life and death of
James Abram Garfield, late President
of the United States. This house is
now assembled and ready to perform
The resolutions setting apart to-day
for the memorial services were then
read by Clerk McPherson
At 12:10 th<? senate was announced,
and all rose respectfully as the sena
tors, headed by the oflicers of that
body, entered and took their assigned
seats. They were followed by the
chief justice and the associate justices
of the Supreme Court, dressed in their
robes of office. Again the assembled
multitude arose as the President of the
United States and his cabinet were an
nounced. They were accompanied by
Senator Sherman and Representative
McKinley, chairman of the committee
of arraugemeuts. Some little applause
greeted the entrance of the President,
but it ivas soon discontinued, as being
inappropriate to such an occasion.
The President took the front seat oa
the right of the presiding officer's chair,
next to that occupied by Cyrus W.
At 12:30 the orator of the day, James
G. Blaine, was announced, and his ad
vent was the signal for another round
of applause. The ceremonies were
then opened by a short prayer by
Chaplain F. 1). Power, of the house,
after which President Davis said :
'This day is dedicated by congress
for memorial services of the late Presi
dent of the United States, James A.
Garfield. I present to you the Hon.
James G. Blaine, who has been fitly
chosen as the orator for this historical
Mr. Blaine then rose, and, standing
at the clerk's desk immediately in front
of the two presiding officers, proceeded,
AT i. emu.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY; MARCH 8,1882
with impressiveness of manner and
clearness of tone, to deliver his eulogy
Mr. Blaine, after speaking at length
of the ancestry and youth of Garfield,
went on to describe his military career
and services in congress. He claimed
for him that be was a successful soldier
and a brilliant parliamentary orator
though not a political leader. He then
spoke briefly of his candidacy for the
Presidency, and concluded by review
ing his policy as President with an al
lusion to his religious belief and the
closing scenes of his life. The follow
ing is a verbatim report of the con
cluding portion of the address :
"In the beginning of his Presidential
life Garfield's experience did not yield
him pleasure or satisfaction. The
duties that engross so large a portion
of the President's time were distaste
ful to him, and were unfavorably con
trasted with his legislative work. 'I
have been dealing all these years with
ideas,' he impatiently exclaimed one
day, 'and here I am dealing only with
persons. I have been heretofore treat
ing of the fundamental principles of
government and here I am considering
all day whether A or B shall be ap
pointed to this or that office.' He was
earnestly seeking some practical way
of correcting the evils arising from the
distribution of overgrown and un
wieldly patronage—evils always ap
preciated and often discussed by him,
but whose magnitude had been more
deeply impressed upon bis mind since
his accession to the Presidency. Had
he lived a comprehensive improvement
in the mode of appointment and in the
tenure of office would have been pro
posed by him, and with the aid of con
gress no doubt perfected.
But, while many of the executive
dnties were not grateful to him, he
was assiduous and conscientious in
their discharge. From the very out
set he exhibited administrative talent
of a high order. He grasped the helm
of office with the hand of a master. In
this respect indeed he constantly sur
prised many who were most intimately
associated with him in the government,
and especially those who feared that
he might be lacking in the executive
faculty. His disposition of business
was orderly and rapid. His power of
analysis, and his skill in classification,
enabled him to dispatch a vast mass of
detail with singular promptness and
ease. His cabinet meetings were ad
mirably conducted. His clear presen
tation of official subjects, his well con
sidered suggestion of topics on which
discussion was invited, his quick de
cision when all had been heard, com
bined to show a thoroughness of men
tal training as rare as his natural abili
ty and his facile adaptation to a new
and enlarged field of labor.
With perfect comprehension of all
the inheritances of the war, with a
cool calculation of the obstacles in his
way, impelled always by a generous
enthusiasm, Garfield conceived that
much might be done by his adminis
tration towards restoring harmony be
tween the different sections of the
Union. He was anxious to go south
and speak to the people. As early as
April he had ineffectually endeavored
to arrange for a trip to Nashville,
whither he had been cordially invited,
and he was again disappointed a few
weeks later to find that he could not
go to South Carolina to attend the
centennial celebration of the victory of
the Cowpens. But for the autumn he
definitely counted on being present at
the three memorable assemblies in the
south, the celebration at Yorktown,
the opening of the cotton exposition at
Atlanta, and the meeting of the army
of the Cumberland at Chattanooga.
He was already turningoverin his mind
his address for each occasion, and the
three taken together, he said to a
friend, gave him the exact scope and
verge which he needed. At York
town he would have before him the
associations of one hundred years ago
that bound the south and the north in
the sacred memory of a common danger
and a common victory. At Atlanta
he would present the material interests
and the industrial development which
appealed to the thrift and the independ
ence of every househould, and which
should unite the two sections by the
instinct of self-interest and self-defense
At Chattanooga he would revive
memories of the war only to show that
after all its disaster and all its suffer
ing, the country was stronger and
greater, the Union rendered indissolu
ble, and the future, through the agony
and blood of one generation, made
brighter and better for all.
Garfield's ambition for the success
of his administration was high. With
strong caution and conservatism in his
nature, he was in no danger ofattempt
ing rash experiments or of resorting to
the empiricism of statesmanship. But
he believed that renewed and closer at
tention should be given to questions
affecting the material interests and
commercial prospects of fifty millions
of people. He believod that our con
tinental relations, extensive and unde
veloped as they are, involved respon
sibility, and could be cultivated into
profitable friendship or be abandoned
to harmful indifference or lasting en
mity. He believed with equal confi
dence that an essential forerunner to a
new era of national progress must be a
feeling of contentment in every sec
tion of the Union, and a generous be
lief that the benefits and burdens of
government would bo common to all.
Himself a conspicuous illustration of
what ability and ambition may do un
der republican institutions, he loved
his country with a passion of patriotic
devotion, and every waking thought
was given to her advancement. He
H as an American in all his aspirations,
and he looked to the destiny and in
fluence of the United States with the
philosophic composure of Jefferson and
the demonstrative confidence of John
The political events which disturbed
the President's serenity for many weeks
before that fateful day in July, from
an important chapter in his career, and,
in his own judgment, involved ques
tions of principle and of right which
are vitally essential to the constitution
al administration of tho federal gov
ernment. It would be out of place
here and now to si>eak the language of
controversy ; but the events referred
to, however they may continue to be
source of contention with others, have
become, so far as Garfield is concern
ed, as much a matter of history as his
heroism at Cbickamauga or hi? illus
trious service in the house. Detail is
not needful, and personal antagonism
shall not be rekindled by any word ut
tered to-day. The motives of those
opposing him are not to be here ad
versely interpreted nor their course
harshly characterized. But of the
dead President this is to bo said, and
said because his own speech is forever
silenced and be can be no more heard
except through the fidelity and the
love of surviving friends : From tho
beginning to the end of the controversy
he so much deplored, the President
was never for one moment actuated by
any motive of gain to himself or of
loss to others. Least of all men did
he harbor revenge, rarely did he even
show resentment, and malice was not
in his nature. He was congenially
employed only in the exchange of
good offices and the doing of kindly
There was not an hour, from the be
ginning of the trouble till the fatal shot
entered his body, when the president
would not gladly, for the sake of re
storing harmony, have retracted any
step he had taken if such retracting
had merely involved cousequences per
sonal to himself The pride of con
sistency, or any Fupposed sense of
humiliation that might result from
surrendering his position, had not a
feather's weight with him. No man
was ever less subject to such influences
from within or from without. But
after most anxious deliberation and the
coolest survey of all the circumstances,
he solemnly believed that the true pre
rogatives of the executive were involv
ed in the issue which had been raised,
and that he would be unfaithful to his
supreme obligation if he failed to main
tain, in all their vigor, the constitution
al rights and dignities of his great of
fice. He believed this in all the con
victions of conscience when in sound
and vigorous health, and he believed it
In his suffering and prostration in the
last conscious thought which his wea
ried mind bestowed on the transitory
Btruggfes of life.
More than this need not be said.
Less than this could not be said.
Justice to the dead, the highest obli
gation that devolves upon the living,
demonds the declaration that in ail the
bearings of the subject, actual or possi
ble, the president was content in his
mind, justified in his conscience, im
movable fn his conclusions.
The religious element in Garfield's
character was deep and earnest. In
his early youth he espoused the faith
of the Disciples, a sect of that great
Baptist Communion, which in differ
ent ecclesiastical establishments is so
numerous and so influential throughout
all parts of the United States. But
the broadening tendency of his mind
and his active spirit of inquiry were
early apparent and carried him be
yond the dogmas of sect and the re
straints of association. In selecting a
college in which to continue his educa
tion he rejected Bethany; though pre
sided over by Alexander Campbell, the
greatest preacher of bis church. His
reasons were characteristic; first, that
Bethaoy leaned too heavily toward sla
very; and, second, that being himself
a Disciple and the son of Disciple par
ents, he had little acquaintance with
people of other beliefs and he thought
it would make him more liberal, quot
ing his own words, both in bis relig
ious and general views to go into a
new circle and be under new influences.
The liberal tendency which he an
ticipated aa the result of wider culture
was fully realized. He was emanci
pated from mere sectarian belief, and
with eager interest pushed his investi
gations in the direction of modern pro
gressive thought. He followed with
quickening step in the paths of explora
tion and speculation so fearlessly trod
en by Darwin, by Huxley, by Tyndall,
and by other living scientists of tho
radical and advanced type. His own
church, binding its disciples by no for
mulated creed, but accepting the Old
and New Testaments as the word of
God with unbiased liberty of private
interpretation, favored, it it did not
stimulate, the spirit of investigation.
Its members profess with sincerity, and
profess only to bo of one mind and
one faith with those who immediately
followed the Master, and who were
first called Christians at Antioch.
But however high Garfield reasoned
of 'fixed fate, free will, fore-knowledge
absolute,' be was never separated from
the Church of the Disciples in his af
fections and in his associations. For
him it held the ark of the covenant.
To him it was the gate of heaven.
The world of religious belief is full of
solecisms and contradictions. A philo
sophic observer declares that men by
the thousand will die in defense of a
creed whoso doctrines they do not com
prehend and whose teuets they habitu
ally violate. It is equally true that
men by the thousand will cling to
church organizations with instinctive
and undying fidelity when their belief
in maturer years is radically different
from that which inspired them as
But after this range of speculation'
and this latitude of doubt, Gar Geld
came back always with freshness and
delight to the simpler instincts of relig
ious faith, which, earliest implanted,
longest survive. Not many weeks be
fore his assassination, walking on the
banks of the Potomac with a friend
and conversing on those topics of per
sonal religion concerning which noble
natures have an unconquerable reserve,
he said that he found the Lord's prayer
and the simple petitions learned in in
fancy infinitely restful to him, not mere
ly in their stated repetition, but in
their casual and frequent recall as he
went about the daily duties of life.
Certain texts of Scriptures had a very
strong hold on his memory and his
heart. He heard, while in Kdiuburg
some years ago, an eminent Scotch
preacher who prefaced his sermon with
reading the eighth chapter of the Epis
tle to the Romans, which book had
been the subject of careful study with
Gariield during all bis religious life.
He was greatly impressed with the
elocution of the preach«r and declared
tbat it had imparted a new and deeper
nit- Hll ins- to the majestic utterances of
Saint Paul. He referred often in af
ter years to that memorable service,
and dwelt with exaltation of feeling
upon the radiant promise and the as
sured hopo with which tho great apos
tle of the Gentiles was 'persuaded that
neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things
present, nor things to come, nor height,
nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall hie able to separate us from the
love of God, which is in Christ Jesus
The crowning characteristic of Gen
eral Garfield's religious opinions, as in
deed, of all opinions, was his liberality.
In all things he had charity, Tolerance
was of his nature. He respected in
others the qualities which be possessed
himself—sincerity of conviction and
frankness of expression. With him
the inquiry was not so much what a
man believes, but does he believe it?
The lines of his friendship and bis con
fidence encircled men of every creed,
and men of no creed, and to the end of
his life, on his ever-lengthening list of
friends, were to be found the names of
a pious Catholic priest and of an hon
est-minded and generous-hearted free
On tho morning of Saturday, July
2d, the president was a contented and
happy man —not in an ordinary degree,
but joyfully, almost boyishly happy.
On his way to the railroad station to
which he drove slowly in conscious en
joyment of the beautiful morning, with
an unwonted sense of leisure and a
keen anticipation of pleasure, bis talk
was all in the grateful and gratulatorv
vein. He felt that after four months
of trial his administration was strong
in its grasp of affairs, strong in popu
lar favor and destined to grow strong
er ; tbat grave difficulties confronting
bim at his inauguration bad been safe
ly passed ; that trouble lay behind bim
and not before him ; tbat he was soon
to meet tho wife whom he loved, now
recovering from an illness which had
but lately disquieted and at tinea al
most unnerved him; tbat he was going
to his alma mater to renew the most
cherished associations of his young
manhood, and to exchange greetings
with those whose deepening interest
had followed evory step of bis upward
progress from the day ho entered bis
college course until be had attained
the loftiest elevation in the gift of bis
Surely if happiness can ever come
from the honors or triumphs of this
world, on tbat quiet July morning
James A. Garfield may well have been
a happy man. No foreboding of evil
haunted him; no slightest premonition
of danger clouded bis sky. His terri
ble fate was upon him in an instant.
One moment he stood erect, strong,
confident in the years stretching peace
fully out before bim. The next ho lay
wounded, bleediug, helpless, doomed
to weary weeks of torture, to silence
aud the grave.
Great in life he was surpassingly
great in death. For no cause, in the
very frenzy of wantonness and wicked
ness, by the red hand of murder, he was
thrust from the full tide of this world's
interest, from its hopes, its aspirations,
its victories, into the visible presence
of death—and he did not quail. Not
alone for the one short moment in
which, stunned and dazed, he could
give up life, hardlr aware of its relin
quishments, but through days or dead
ly languor, through weeks of agony,
that was not less agony because silent
ly borne, with clear sight and calm
courage, be looked into bis open grave.
What blight and ruin met his anguish
ed eyes, whose lips may tell—what
brilliant, broken plans, what baffled,
high ambitions, what sundering of
strong, warm, manhood's friendships,
what bitter rendering of sweet house
bold ties! Behind him a proud, ex
pectant nation, a great host of sustain
ing friends, a cherished and happy
mother, wearing the full, rich honors
of her early toil and tears; the wife of
bis youth, whose whole life lay in bis;
the little boys not yet emerged from
childhood,s day of frolic; the young
daughter; the sons just spring
ing into closest companionship, claim
ing every day and every day reward
ing a father's love and care; and in
bis heart the eager, rejoicing power to
meet all demand. Before him, deso
lattion and great darkness 1 And his
soul was not shaken. His conutry
men were thrilled with instant, pro
found and universal sympathy. Mas
tefui in his mortal weakness, he became
the centre of a nation's lovo, enshrined
in tho prayers of a world. But all the
love and all the sympathy could not
share with him his suffering. He trod
the wine press alone. With unfailing
tonderness he took leave of life. Above
the demoniac hiss of the assassin's bul
let he heard the voice of God. With
simple resignation bo bowed to the
As the end drew near, hisearly crav
ing for the sea returned. The stately
mansion of power had been to him the
wearisome hospital of pain, aud he beg
ged to be taken from its prison walls,
from its oppressive, stifling air, from
its homelessness and hopolessness.
Gently, silently, tho love of a great
people bore the pale sufferer to the
longed-for healing of the sea, to live or
to die, as God should will, within
sound of its manifold voices. With
wan, fevered face tenderly lifted to the
cooling breeze, he looked out wistfully
upon the ocean's changing wonders; on
its far sails, whitening in the morning
light; on its restless waves, rolling
shoreward to break and die beneath
the noonday sun; on the red clouds of
evening, arching low to the horizon ;
on the serene aud shining pathway of
the stars. Let us think tbat his dying
eyes read a mystic meaning which
only the rapt and parting soul may
know. Let us believe that in the si
lence of the receding world be beard
the great waves breaking on a further
shore, and felt already upon bis wasted
brow the breath of the eternal morn
The eulogy was concluded at 1.50,
having just taken an hour and a balf
in its delivery. As Mr. Blaine gave
utterance to the last solemn words,
the spectators broke into a storm of
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applause, which was not bushed for
Disappointment in matters of pleas
ure is bard to be borne, in matters af
fecting health it becomes cruel. Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup never disappoints
those who use it Tor obstinate coughs,
colds, irritation of throat and lungs, etc.
Lemon lu Geography.
The Detroit Free Press gives this
new lesson in geography :
'Of what is the surface of the earth
'Of corner lots, mighty poor roads,
railroad tracks, base ball grounds, crick
et fields aud skating rinks.'
•What portion of the globe is water?'
'Tbree-lourths. Sometimes they add
a little nutmeg and gin to it.'
'What is a town ?'
A town is a considerable collection
of bouses and inhabitants, with four or
five men who 'run the party* and lend
money at 15 per cent, interest.'
'What is a city ?'
'A city is an incorporated town,
with a mayor who believes that the
whole world skakes when he happens
to fall fiat on a crosswalk.'
'What is commerce ?'
'Borrowing $5 for a day or two and
dodging the lender for a year or two.'
'Name the different races?'
'Horse ract, boat race, bicycle race,
and racing around to find a man to in
dorse your note.'
'lnto how many classes ia mankind
'Six; being enlightened, civilized
savage, too utter, not-worth-a-cent and
'What nations are called enlighten
'Those who have the most wars, the
worst laws and produces the worst
'How many motionß has the earth ?'
'That's according to how you mix
your drinks and which way you go
'What is the earth's axis?'
'The lines passing between New
York and Chicago.'
'What causes day and night?'
'Day is caused by night being tired
out. Night is caused by everybody
taking the street car and going borne
'What is a map?'
'A map is a drawing to show the
jury where Smith stood when Jones
gave him a lift under the eye '
'What is a mariner's compass ?'
'A jug holding four gallons.'
[Fort Wayne, (Ind.,) Sentinel.]
Will Wonders Ever Cense!
Mr.John G. Fledderman, the well
known Merchant Tailor, in Union
Block, writes: "I was a sufferer for
many years with Neuralgia aud Rheu
matism, and found no relief until I
tried St. Jacobs Oil. After using two
bottles I was entirely cured "
The Cbambersburg Repository says
that at least SSOO worth of bovine virus,
for vaccinating, is shipped from the
three farms in that place daily-
Any remedy that always coincides
with the via medicatrix nalura cures
all diseases. Peruna.
'When I was a young man,' says
the philosopher Billings, 'I was always
in a hurry to hold the big end of the
log and do all the lifting; now I am
older, and seize hold of the small end
and do all the grunting.'
"Nip yor cough in the bud,"Baid
Horace Greely, by taking \Dr.
Sellers' Cough Syrup." Lose no time
in getting a bottle.
A more remarkable controversy than
the attempt of the Rev. Talmage to tell
'Bob' Ingersoll what neither of them
knows about God, has not been enter
ed into since the two drunken men
spent the night showing each other
My daughter's paralyals ataxia dis
appeared from the use of Peruna. B.
C. Hicks, Pittsburg, Pa.
As between drowning a country
girl and getting her employment in the
city. I rather think I'd drown ber,
and so get her out of harm's way.'
This is the remark of Mrs. Jane Swiss
helm, and ber bead is about level in
Scrofula of thirty years' standing
has been cured by "Dr Lindsey's
Blood Searcher." Sold by all drug
A Denver newspaper has libel suits
on hand amounting to $11,000,000.
People have an exaggerated idea of the
wealth of newspapers, and some one
should explain to the men who hare
brought these suits, that it is impossi
ble to collect half that amount from
A number of prominent oil operators
of the northern field have organized
for the purpose of resisting and mak
ing war upon the Roberta Torpedo
Company. They met at Olean on
Monday. Hon. Hamilton Ward,
ex-Attorney General of New York,
has been engaged as counsel for the
'lt is a wise son who knows bis
own father,' but in a queer identity
case the Courts in New York, where a
Mrs. Gensler persists that a wealthy
furniture dealer called Hermann is her
long-lost husband, and tbat his true
name is Gensler, her son of 14 years
swears that Hermann is his father. A
precocious lad, indeed.
Mr. Henry W. Jones, of Elmira,
has received from an army officer in
the West two pairs of interlocked deer
horns so firmly joined tbat considera
ble force must be employed even to
stir them. It is supposed the two an
imals became engaged in a fight, and
getting their horns inextricably locked
together starved to death.
While a party of persons were eat
ing lunch at the house of J. D. Wil
liams, in Sharon, Pa., on Friday even
ing, one of the number, namod Mathu
selah Davis, who was considerably in
toxicated, choked on a piece of meat
and died before he could be relieved.
Thus were the days of Matbaselah
choked off long before the belt of them
had been accomplished. Williams and
bis wife were arrested on cbarge of
selling the whisky tbat was accessory
to the deep damnation of Matbuselah's