Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, March 08, 1882, Image 4

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One evening late in November, an
elderly man with beetling brows, thin
compressed lips, piercing gray eyes and
long bony hands sat in a shabbily fur
nished room in a splendid old house,
casting up accounts by the light of a
single candle. The weather being cold,
one of those baskets for live coals which
are sometimes appropriately called "kill
joys," glimmered in the huge grate.
The door of the room, which opened
into the fine oak panelled hall was ajar,
and presently a servant girl bearing a
light flitted by from the staircase. Her
master called her, saying:
'Hi, Jenny! come here. What makes
you look so scared ? Is your mistress
worse ?'
'l'm afraid so, sir Timothy.'
'Eh ! what, really bad ?'
'Going to die ?'
'She says so, Sir Timothy, and oh !
she looks it too. Ob, sir,' cried the
girl, earnestly blurting out what was
on her soul, 'if she should die without
a doctor!'
That abnormal possibility shocked
Sir Timothy Grabham also, the inva
lid being in a manner dear to him. It
was was a very general notion amongst
his neighbors and tenants that the man
was incapable of caring for anybody ;
but this was prejudice ; he did Care for
his wife, after his own fashion. It
It was not an enthusiastic attachment,
or a deep one ; I do not suppose he lov
ed her, as-well as a good bargain for
example ; but comparisons are odious.
He remained silent for a while, looking
downward, aud then muttered :
'I declared I would never send
for Dr. Radford again,' which was an
error on his part; he had never made
that rash observation—it was Dr. Rad
ford, please, Sir Timothy ?'
'There is uo one else, so I suppese
he must.'
Jennie vanished in search of that
footman,groom-gardener named Charles
aud her master tried to get back to his
sum, but made a mistake of two penpe
and a farthing, and relapsed into reve
Sir Timothy Grabham was not a nice
mail, but if he remained indifferent to
his wife's condition, he would have
been a monster. She had now for
thirty years, devoted herself to the dif
ficult task of pleasing bim ; she bad*
brought him money, and saved
money; born economical, she had de
veloped the faculty into real meanness
to'gain his approbation. Passion would
hive been out of place at hfs age ana
hers, but be esteemed her.
After a hard day's work, Dr. Rad
ford bad turned into bed with the snug
conviction that he was going to remain
undisturbed up to eight o'clock in the
morning. Cut at half past eleven his
sleep was broken by the night bell, and
ho had to Wrench himself from his
warm nook in the {patters, feel for his
dressing gown and slip'pers, blunder
into his dressing room, which looked
out the house, and open
the window,
'What is it V he shouted, shivering
as the frosty night air blew in upon
~ his face and played about bis unpro
tected legs.
'Please, sir, it's me.'
'ldiot! —your name ?'
'Charles from the Hall.'
'Then Charles from the Hall, you
may go back again, for I am not com
'My lady is very ill, sir.'
'Can't help it. Tell your master
that I won't attend him or his family,
and he need send no more messages, as
I shall muffle the night bell.' And
with these words the doctor banged
down the window.
'What are you doing John'said a
voice from the bed presently.
'Tying a stocking around the clapper
of th : s confounded bell.'
'What for ?'
'To get a good sleep, in spite of Sir
Timothy Grabham.'
'Why, he has never sent for you.'
'He has though, the insolent screw ;
his wife is ill.'
'Well, well, don't tie up the bell,
John; the may be really bad—dying
you know.'
'What is that to me ?'
'I know they have treated us badly,
a rich man like that to refuse to pay
for your attendance ; "it is unheard of!
but other people might want you.'
'Not likely.'
'No, but it is just possible. Don't
muffle the bell.'
I need hardly tell the married reader
that the doctor got growling to bed,
with the clapper free to rouse him out
again. In an hour's time the bit of
iron availed itself of that liberty,but for
some minutes Dr. Radford declined to
stir. Consideration of his wife's rest,
however, at length induced him to
tarn out once more, and again go
through the process of refrigeration.
'Sir Timothy's messenger again, I
'No,' replied a well known voice,
'l'm here myself.'
'For what purpose, Sir Timothy
Grabham, do you come and disturb
me, when you know very well that I
never intend to enter your doors again?'
'Ay, ay,' replied voice from below ;
'but this is not the time to bear malice.
I tell you that my wife is dangerously
ill—dying I believe; and if she dies for
want.of medical assistance you will be
'Not so, the responsibility will all
lie* on yOUr own shoulders. I am a
poor man working hard for my living,
but no one ever knew me to neglect a
patient because he could not pay me.
Two-thirds of my work is done for
nothing, or next to nothing, and those
who can afford it ought to take some
share of the burden, more especially
you, the lord of the manor, under whose
protection the whole poor are placed
by Providence. Instead of which, you
refuse to pay me for actual attendance
upon yourself and family for upward
of a year.'
'Stay, stay !' cried Sir Timothy, 'you
mistake; I never refused to do so. You
are wrong to look upon it as a personal
matter, because I never pay anyone
unless I am actually obliged. Why
did you not bring action ? l>ut come,
let us see if we cannot do business to- ,
gether, save my wife and I'll give you
a hundred pounds. There!' I
'Eh V said Dr. Radford, rather stag- j
gered, 'But you know there is no tak
ing your word lor anything.' \
'Come down and let ine in, and I .
wiil put the promise down in black and t
white,' said Sir Timothy. j
'That sounds like business,' replied c
the doctor not altogether sorry for an
excuse to go to the aid of a dying wo
man. So he shot the window, put on a
Rome clothes and admitted Sir Tiuio- (
♦•by Grabham, taking him into his con- <1
suiting room and lighting the gau. <
'Now, how am I to word it?'inquir
ed the baronet, taking a pen and ar
ranging a sheet of foolscap before him.
'I promise to pay Mr. John Radford
the sura of one hundred pounds if he
'No, no,' interrupted the doctor, 'it
is only quacks who make sucl: bargains
as that; I must have my pay whether
I am successful or not.'
'Very good—surgeon, for 'attendance
upon my wife, kill or cure.' Will that
do V
'Yes, that will do ; but sign it.'
'Oh, oh! I forgot. How stupid.'
And Sir Timothy appended his name
to the document, and putting on his
great coat and hat, the doctor left his
house with his successful visitor.
He found Lady Grabham very bad
indeed, quite past human aid in fact;
and although he was indefatigable in
his attendance, and performed that feat
of which'is popularly called 'exhaust
ing the resources of his art,' she sank
on the third day. The undertaker took
some timber that had lately been felled
in part payment of expenses; and on
the very d"ay of the funeral, Sir Timo
thy let a farm, the lease of which had
expired, for an increased rent, without
having to do as much in the way of re
pairs as he anticipated ; so he was en
abled to bear the domestic misfortune
like a Spartan.
After a decent lapse of time Dr. Rad
ford sent in a note referring to the
promise which Sir Timothy Grabham
had made him and requesting a check
for a hundred pounds ; and no answer
being vouchsafed to this communica
tion, he presently wrote again in more
urgent languasre ; but the second letter
was ignored as quietly as the first.
Then the good doctor got angry, and
meeting his debtor in the course of his
rounds, he upbraided him with his con
duct, and threatened to take legal pro
'Quite right, doctor—quite right,'
said Sir Timothy. 'Force me to pay
sjou and I will do it; but I never pay
~k farthing except under compulsion, it
is against my principles; and lam sor
ry I cannot make an exception in your
' So Dr. Radford put the matter in
the bauds of a lawyer, and in due time
the case came. It was a gay day in
the little country town, for the caseex
, scited a great deal of curiosity and
Ksement. The poor doctor, w! o
a general favorite, had been piti
y chaffed, though everybody hoped
fdr and anticipated his success; and
the court was crowded with county
magnates. It added to the attraction
of the affair that Sir Timothy Grab
ham, with all his faults had the merit
of being consistent; he could not em
ploy a lawyer, but conducted his own
case. Of course the doctor's solicitor
was jubilant, and quoted the proverb
which avers that the man who so acts
has a fool for his client. 'Not but
what the case is clear enough' he add
ed ; 'all the lawyers in London could
not get him off paying up.'
And indeed it did seem simple. The
doctor was put in the witness box, and
told his story ; and Sir Timothy did
not question the correctness of it; on
the contrary he openly said that to the
best of his remembrance, everything
had occurred exactly as described.
'But,' lie added, 'I should like to look
at the document which has been allud
ed to, and ask the plaintiff a question
or two about it.' • •
The memorandum was handed to
him and he read it aloud :
'I promise to pay the sum of one
hundred pouuds to Mr. John Radford,
surgeon, for attendance upon my wife,
kill or cure. Exactly. Well, Dr. Rad
ford, did you cure her?'
'No; that was impossible.'
'Did you kill her ?'
[Chillicothe, (Ohio) Ross County Register.]
A Litd)' in Hie Matter.
That 'woman's wit is often superior
to man's wisdom,' was convincingly
proved ia a circumstance that occured
in this city recently. It appears that
Mr. Ludwig Schwarzler, a widely
known Grocer on Station Road, suf
fered#with a very paiuful rheumatic
headache to such a degree, that he
was obliged to seek the aid of a phys
ician. All medicines he used were of
no avail. This induced Mrs. Schwarz
ler to buy St. Jacobs Oil. She procur
ed a bottle for her husband. With the
second application he found relief.
The pain left him, and he is as well as
ever again. A remedy acting as
promptly as this certainly deserves
universal patronage.
Prettj' Rough on » Hible
'Well, what occurred between you
and Baker? asked the judge of Jamc3
'Wall, I was sittin' on a box down
dere talkiu' to Abe Graham 'bout de
flood an' Noah's ark when 'long cum
de old man Baker, au' said dat Noah
was a one-eyed man. Jedge, am dat
so ?'
'I never heard it was so.'
'Nor I, an' doan' believe it; but de
old man stuck to it till I felt obliged
to call him a liar.'
'Called him a liar, eh ? Why didn't
ypu say he was laboring under an
'Why, jedge, dat old man doan'
know*- nullin 'bout grammar! He
woulduxthav.got dat speech frew his
head in twe greeks !'
'Well, what did he do when you
called him a ?'
'He cum for me an' I tuk him by de
neck-tie an'gin b*im de gravevine twist.
'Bout dat time dis officer cum 'long an'
axed me to take a walk wid him fur de
goodness of my health. Now, jedge, I
didn't mean to make any row, 'cause I
alius abides de law, but when de old
man drapped dow on me wid dat one
ejed story, it was too much», If Noah
was a one-eyed man de "Bible
say so ?' »
'Perhaps, but that is not the poiut.
He had a right,*to his belief to
yours. But for you there would have
been no row. I shall be obliged to
hold you responsible'!' •>*
'Jedge, isn't yer pretty ruff on a Bi
ble scholar.'
Attendants on the Sick
should frequently rub a few drops of
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid on their
face and hands, especially when nurs
ing those sick with infectious diseases.
Articles # used on or about the sick
should be disenfccted and the atmos
phere of the sick atom purified and vi
talized by using the Fiuid. Its effect
is marvelous in checking the spread of
contagious disease^,
A diet of milk, 'temperance and an
air cushion have* enabled Uncle Peter
Cooper to gain his ninety-first birthday,
despite the fact that itho Greenbackers
once ran biiu foe President.
Uk* £**£**«: s*.» 3E*regfr 2> 1883*
At a Ministers' Conference held in
the Baptist Publication Building, 1420
Chestnut Street, Phila., Monday Jan.
23d, ult.. N. W. Miner, I). P., of Tren
ton, N. J., read a paper on "Personal
Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln,"
as follows :
Abraham Lincoln was for many
years a near neighbor and a warm per
sonal friend. What I have to say
about that great and good mau will
not be at second-hand, but will be from
my own knowledge. And since this
lecture was written, Mrs. Lincoln has
i given it ber endorsement.
It was in 1855, just after moving to
| Springfield, that I first saw Mr. Lin
coln. It was in a public meeting in
the State House. A friend said to me:
I 'Do you see that tall, ugly looking
man in the corner? That is Abraham
] Lincoln, who came within one vote of
j being elected United States Senator.'
! I was much struck with his honest
; face and noble bearing; but the thought
i that he would become the most remark
! able man of the age, never occurred to
me. In April of the same year, I hired
a house just across the street from him.
I was drawn toward him, and took
special pains to cultivate his acquaint
ance. We found him a delightful
neighbor. At times, people used to
come long distances to attend meetings.
When my house was full, he would
come, or send, to tell me to send part
of my guests to his house. I had also
the use of his horse, which was a great
help in my missionary work. His son
(now the Honorable Secretary of War)
used to harness it for me Mr. Lincoln
was very fond of children. He loved
his own children and his neighbors'
children. Often I have«seen the chil
dren come out to meet him and cling
to his hands. He was a great Com
moner. He loved the laboring men,
and they almost adored him. He had
known poverty and toil. He once said
to me: 'Mr. Miner, I have seen a great
deal of the back side of this world.' I
remember once when I was riding with
him in Washington, if be met a Gen
eral or a Senator, he would just bow
to them as he passed, and say to me:
'That was Senator, or General, So-and
so ;' but if we saw a private soldier, he
would partly rise from his seat, and sa
lute him with great heartiness. To
ward the close of the war, a poor Ger
man woman, a widow, came to ask me
to write to Mr. Lincoln to have her
only remaining son discharged from the
army. Her other sons had fallen for
the country. It was just when Mr.
Lincoln had gone to Richmond. I
wrote him. Two days after his death,
I received a letter in his own band,
which was so be presented to the Gen
eral in command, directing him to dis
charge the son. It was an act of great
condescention for him in that hour of
triumph to give time and attention to
the request of a German widow woman.
Mr. Lincoln was a temperance man.
His father and his mother, worthy
members of the Baptist church, had
taught him to fear God and not to
drink, lie never used intoxicating
liquor or tobacco. Gen. Mason Bray
man, who was a member of my church,
said that he had never known him to
taste intoxicating liquor. When he
gave entertainments to the members of
the' Legislature, he would provide lib
erally, but no liquor. When he was
, notified that the Committee of the Re
publican Convention which nominated
him for President were coming to in
form him officially of the fact, and he
was urged to provide it, he said: 'You
are my old friends and neighbors; you
have worked bard to secure me this
nomination ; I would do anything for
you that is right But this I cannoi
do, even if it should cost me the elec
tion.' He was an anti-slavery man and
a temperance man, because it would bo
wrong for him to be anything else.
He was a ver.y successful lawyer.
The jury relied on him ; when he made
a statement, they knew that it was so.
He told me that he would never take
a case unless he believed that there
was something in in. He frequently
advised people not to go to law, but to
leave their difficulties to arbitration. A
farmer once said to mo: 'Do you
know why it is that I, who have been
a Democrat all my life, am going to
vote for Mr. Lincoln? I will tell you.
I once had got into difficulty with a
neighbor about the line between our
farms. I went to Mr. Lincoln to se
cure him. Mr. L. said: 'Now, if you
go on with this, it will cost both of
you your farms, and will entail an en
mity that will last for generations, and,
perhaps, lead to murder. The other
man has just been here t<? engage me.
Now, I want you two to sit down
in my office while I am gone to dinner,
and talk it over aud try to settle it.
And to secure you from any inter
ruption, I will lock, the door.' He did
so, and he did not return all the after
noon. We two men, finding ourselves
stiut up together, began to laugh. This
put us in a good humor, and, by the
time Mr. L returned, the matter was
A word as to the relations between
Mr. Lincoln and Judge Douglas
When Mr. Lincoln reached Washing
ton for the Inauguration, Judge Doug
las met him at the station and said:
'Mr. President you are my President;
I have come to welcome you and to
offer you all my services.'
On the day of the Inauguration.
Judge Douglas requested that he
might ride in the carriage with Mr.
Lincoln, so that, if there was any dan
ger, he might share it. When Fort
Sumter was fired on, Mr. Lincoln is
sued his Proclamation calling <br 75,-
000 men. Judge Douglas read it, aud
said to the president: 'That is very
well for a beginning ; but it will take
a million men to put down this rebel
lion.' And he pointed out just what
would be the course of events. Mr.
i Lincoln told me this, and then said:
'Oh, if Douglas had only lived !'
I now come to speak of the moral
and religious character of Mr. Lincoln.
Mr. W. 11. Herndon of Springfield has
published a life of Mr. Lincoln, which
is untruthful in many respects. He is
aib'nfidel; aud he aims to show that
Mr, Lincoln was an infidel, and that
infidelity can produce an elevated
character. When Mr. Lincoln wns
elected, I do not think he was an ex
perimental Christian. But I never
heard from him a word looking toward
infidel sentiments. He believed in
the superintending providence of God
and in the divine origin of the Scrip
tures. He read the Bible, and prayed.
In January of '6l a Fast was pro
claimed by President "Buchanan .in
view of the state of the A
meeting was held in Springfield fa the
Presbyterian church ; all the churches
wero represented. Mr. Liucola was
present. Much prayer was offered for
him. 11.3 listened with close atten
tiou and tearful interest. At the close
of the meeting, he said to me with
tears: This has been a gool mre.iiig.
I am grateful for the prayers that have
been offered ; and I sincerely hope they
may be answered.'
On Feb. 11, '6l Mr. Lincoln left his
home in Springfield. Just before the
ears started, he uncovered his head
and made that short speech which
thrilled the hearts ofthe nation. Stand
ing by his side, I heard him ask for
the prayers of the people.
I saw him again in April, '(52, in the
White House. Willie Lincoln, his
son, a fine lad, had just died. At that
time, I learned more about his spiritual
experience than ever before. He asked
me to go to ride with him on Thursday
afternoon. We talked about the bat
tle of Shiloh which had just taken
place. His wife said that on Sunday
night, when the issue was uncertain,
he walked his room all night, unable
I said to him: 'Mr. Lin
coln, the Christian people of the land
are praying for you, as they never
prayed for any one before.' He said :
'That is an encouraging thought; if I
were not sustained by the prayers of
the people, I could not endure the pres
sure that is upon me.' I said: 'Do
you think we shall succeed ?' He said :
'I believe our cause is just; I believe
that we shall conquer in the end. I
should be very glad to take my neck
out of the yoke, and go back to my
old home and my old life at Springfield.
But it has pleased Almighty God to
place me in this position ; and looking
up to him for support I must discharge
my destiny as best I can.'
I was confident that, even if he were
not a Christian, he was acting like one,
was doing his duty, looking up to
God for help, reading his Bible, believ
ing in prayer, and praying.
Mrs. Lincoln said that he finished
his inaugural address on the day of
the Inauguration, and read it to" his
family. Then he wished to be left
alone. She took the children, and
went to an adjoining room ; aud there,
like Daniel, surrounded by enemies,
he committed his family, his country,
and himself, to the protecting care of
God ; and he came out from that retire
ment ready for his duty.
A word as to his going to the thea
ter on the fatal night. It has been
said that Mrs 4 Lincoln urged him to go.
This is not true. She urged him not
to go. But he said that he must have
rest. He did not pay attention to the
play. He was weary ; aud he was
overjoyed that the war was over, and
that the people would stop killing each
other. He said to Mrs. Lincoln : 'lf I
live through this term of office, we will
take a journey. We will go to the
Holy Land ; I want to find some place
where Jesus walked ; and I will walk
in the same pathway ; there is no city
that I do want to see so much as Jeru
salem.' At this point the bullet of the
assassin entered his brain.
A word as to Mrs. Lincoln. She
was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a
sincere friend. After the death of her
little boy, she found her only consola
tion in visiting the Uuion Hospital
and carrying flowers to the wounded
soldiers, from the conservatory.
At the close of the address, of
which the above is but a fragment, and
which was heard with deep and tender
Bro. J. O. Critchlow said that at the
time of Mr. Lincoln's going to Rich
mond, after the capture, I was in one
of the hospitals before Richmond.
Mr. Lincoln came to the front of the
hospital, were we were standing. lie
said : 'Boys, I want to shake hands
with you.' There was one man who
had lost his right arm. Mr. Lincoln
said to him iu a tone that none but a
good man could use: 'May God bless
you !' There was a colored man, who
doubted whether he ought to shake
bands with the President of the Uni
ted States ; so he stood a little back.
Mr. Lincoln saw him and said : 'I want
to shake hands with you, too,' and he
took him also by the hand.
On Motion of Bro. R. M. Luther,
seconded by William Cathcart, D. D. it
was unanimously
Resolved, That we 'have heard, with pro
found interest, the lecture of our esteemed
brother, N. W. Miner, D. P. entitled 'Personal
Reminiscences of Aoraliain Lincoln.' The lec
ture has heightened the estimate l which was al
ready exalted) of the character of the great
American Statesman and patriot, who was, we
believe, raised up by G"d for a great crisis, and
who met the crisis with unsurpassed wisdom
and self-forgetful patriotism. Especially have
we bien gratified with the view Dr. Miner, as
the result of a prolonged personal acquaintance,
is able to give of the mural and religious char
acter of the martyred Ptesident. We hearti
ly commend the Lecture to our brethern every
PAT'S PLEDGE. —Gough tells this
story about an Irishman to whom a
physician said :
'Tim, this won't do ; you must take
warning from the fate of your friend,
O'Shaughnessy. Only three nights
ago he came home much soberer than
you are. but in attempting to blow out
the candle his breatli took fire and he
exploded, blew up—so his friends in
three days have not been able to scrape
enough of him together to hold a wake
'And do you mean to tell me that he
bust up.' said Tirn.
'lndeed, I do, upon my honor.'
Tim said he would take the pledge
at once, ana he did so in the following
form :
'I swear never to blow out a candle
while I am drunk again.'
No remedy except Peruna does al
ways coincide with the vis medicatrix
There is a singular eruption on the
skin of hundreds of persons resembling
the nettle rash, which is a new disease
to many physicians. Somo people
call it snow poison.
• The great secret of Peruna is that it
always coincides with the vis medica
trix natura. (Nature.)
We have many times been an un
willing listener to the 'said she' and
'said I' narratrons in public convey
ances and elsewhere ; but never knew
an instance where the 'said Is' didn't
say all the smart things and the 'said
shes' all the stupid and vicious ones,
or where the 'said Is' didn't come off
victorious in the end.
The virtue of women is held in high
esteem by the citizens of Ottawa, 111.
A jury gave a young lady of that place
$50,000 douiages for an outrage com
mitted upon her by a physician while
under professional treatment. There
may be some question as to the justice of
the verdict, but the result is an Indica
tion of the indignation that is felt at
the conduct of a physician who will
take advantage of the sacred confidence
which is imposed in him by a patient
to gratify his passions.
Symptom! are moisture, Rtinpin jr. itching, worse at
Bight; seems as if pin-worma were crawling about
the rectum; the private parts are often affected. Asa
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RB before the cough is entirely gone.
quently, when the cough is cured the patient
H| is well. Send address for pamphlet
B full directions for cure of pulmonary diseases.
Bfl Price 35 cts., SO cts., and 81.00 per bottle. nr
■ HE!RT, J6H.VSOI ft LORD, Props., Burlinptoe.Tt. ■
I 1
IB a I'oßitivc Cnra
for «1" those Painful Oonip!oH»t« and WhMHMI
bucuenwon toonrbtst female jM»pulntlon,
It will cure entirely the worst form of Female Com
plaints, all ovarian troubles, Inflammation and Ulcer*
tlon, Falling and Displacement 1 !, and tho consequent
fipinal Weakness, and is particularly adapted to the
Change of IJfe.
It will dissolve and expel tumors from the uterus In
an early stage of development. Tho tendency to can
cerous humorstherels checked very speedily by its use.
It removesfaintnoss, flatulency, destroyuftll craving
for stimulants, and relieves weokness of tho stomach.
It cures Bloating, Headaches, Nervous Prostration,
General Debility, Sleeplessness, Depression and Indl
That feeling of hearing down, causing pain, weight
and backache, 1J always permanently cured by its use.
It will at all times and under all circumstances act in
harmony with tho laws that govern the female system.
For tho cure of Kidney Complaints of cither sex thl»
Compound Is unsurpassed.
POUND Is prepared at 833 and MS Western Avenue,
Lynn, Mass. Price fl. Six battles for $5. Sent by mail
In the form of pills, also In the form of lozenges, on
receipt of price, J1 per box for cither. Mrs. Plnkham
freely answers all letters of inquiry. Send for pamph
let. Address as above. Mention this ruper.
So family should bo without LYDIA E. PIKKHAM'3
LIVEIt PILLS. They cure constipation, biliousness,
and torpidity of the liver. Si cents per box.
Sold by all Druggists.
C ATA RR H Elys'Creamßalm
Effectually cleanses
HRTELY'S TJM the nasal passages of
NKWLB Catarrhal virus, eaus-
PCO» T STS i"l? healtliv s- cretiolis,
STCATARRH COTCS'TVN 1 AL,!L >' S inflammation,
at Mylrzil.r" HEAD I protects thememhraiie
0111 additional colds,
completely heals the
JM sense of taste, and
,/«r TXM *'»«'"• Beneficial re-
JBF / 3G TSM suits are realized by a
I; few applications. A
thorough treatment
will cure Catarrh, Hay
Fever, &E. Unequ.ilea
VJI lfor colds ill the head.
M A V- FFVFD ply'by the lit tie' finder
■ A** ■ ■ ~ into the nostrils. On
IE. eipt of OE. will 111 U I a package,
F- 010 by I utler dru rsrists.
J !AI.M CO.. Owego. N. V.
Over sooo
Have Signed or Endorsed the
Following Remarkable
Meegrs.Seabury St Johnson, MANUFACTURE
INS Chemists, 21 Flatt St., New York :
Gentlemen For the past few years we
have sold various brands of Porous Plas
ters. Physicians and the Public prefer
to all
others. We consider them one of the very
few reliable household remedies worthy
of confidence. They are superior to all
other Porous Plasters or Liniments for
external use.
is A genuine
Parmaceutical product, of the HIGHEST
order of merit, and so recognised by
physicians and druggists.
When other remedies fail get a Ben<
son's Capcine Plaster.
You will be disappointed if yon ass
cheap Plasters, T.in intents. Pads or Elec
trical magnetic toys.
■HU KB REMEDY AT UST. Fries acta.'
Tit 1.1 li LINT FOR NPECIAI. t«l KT, COHIMK.VIIXO 20th n.4R€H, ISB2.
.Vo. Term. Yr. Plaintiff's Attorney. Plaintiffs. Defendant*. Ptftn&ONtt Attorney.
A. I>. 24 Marchl>s2 Thompson,McC. ami M'Q. L Z Mitchell, ex'r, Jtc., et al. A Porter \\ !lson et al. Brandon *
C. P. M-Oct. 187 l) E G Miller Dodds Mill Oil Co. t iabriel Barn hart A T Black
" 179 Oct. 1877- McC., Mitchell and Greer Dr S Bredin Kerr Mbliride et al. Tliompwm and Fleeger.
" 57 Sept. 187 s Canipljell Alfred iVaree, ex'r, for use, .1 W Kirker, adm'r, et al. McC.
A. D. ".7 Dee. twJ BBnfii A Tfce— pee«.'Amiieliis McKlwain JaeebKeßw w Mett. and Vanderlin.
Office, February 20, 1882. M. X. GRKKK, I'rotlionotary.
rfr No other line runs Three Throush Pas- I
sentrer Trains Daily between Chicago, Dos
Moines, Council Bluffs, Omaha. Lincoln. St.
Joseph, Atchison, Topekn and Kansas City.
Direct connections for all points in Kan*rts,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming. Montana, Ne
vada. New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and
The Shortest, Speediest and Most Com fort n
ble Route via HannibrJ to Fort Scott, Denison,
Dallas, Houston, Austin. San Antonio, Galves
ton and ail points in Texas.
The unequaled inducements iifrered by this
Line to Travelers and Tourists, are as follows:
The celebrated I'ullinan (Ifi-wheel) Palace
Sleeping Cars, run only on this Line. <\, ». A-
Q. Palaco Drawing-Room Cars, with Horton'r
Reclining Chairs. No extra cliatire for Sent
in Reclining Chairs. The famous C.. It. & O-
Palace DininsrCurs. Gorge .us Smcking Cr.r
fllted with F.legant High-Hacked Rattan Re
volving Chairs tor the exclusive use of first
cla-s passengers.
Steel Track and Superior Equipment, com
bined with their Great Thr.aigh Car Arra:ii. r e
ment. makes this, al>ove all others, the fnv< :m
Route to the South, South-West, and the Fat
Try it, and you wiil find traveling a luxury
instead of a discomfort.
Through Tickets via this Celebrated I.in>
for sale at ail oißccs In the United States ant.
All information about Rates of Fare, Sl<.
Ing Car Accommodations, Time TnMcs, , r .
will be cheerfully given, and will send I ■
any address an elegant County Afap of I ..
Btates. in colors, by applying to
J. Q. A. BEAN, Gen's Eastern A gen
-306 Washington St . Boston.
»a<| aii Broadway, New Vo
T.J. POTTER. Gen. Manager. «'lii<7ii„-
General Passenger Agent, Chicago.
LJ \ ST - {
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/ G'HICAGO ILL.-9 \\
28sep»5m 105 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
You can Laugh, Talk, Sing and l'lay Tunes
through it at a 10-ig distance. Children that can
read llgtircs can play tunes at once. The Tone is
evual tti any Flute or Clarionet. No knowledge
of Music required to nlay it. To enable any one,
without the slightest knowledge of Instrumental
Music, to perform at once on the Instrument, we
have prepared a series of tunes embracing all the
popular Airs, printed 111 simple figures on cards to
suit the Instrument at a convenient distance from
the mouth-piece, so that il can be easily read,and
by means of which, any one, without the least
musical knowledge, can perform on this Instru
ment and play tunes at sight. Persons a little
familiar with airs can play hundreds of tunes
without any cards whatever. The Musical Tele
pnone is more wonderful than the Sneaking Tele
phone as it does all thai will do besides instructing'
persons who do not understand notes to play
times. *'N. Y. Si x." The Musical Telephone is
recognized as one or the most novel inventions of
the age. "N. Y. HKIIAU)." Price Si 50. Price by
mail postiLge paid and registered ?C'.oo. No instru
ment sent by mail without being registered. Send
money bv P, O. order or registered letter.
SPECIAL NOTICE.—The Musical Telephone
can onlv be purchased of the manufacturers. The
EDISON MCHIC CO., 215 and 217 Walnut street.
Philadelphia, Pa., or through their several branch
houses throughout the United States.
Piano, Organ or Melodeon, with
To any child who can read numbers from 1 to
ltK) it is as plain as daylight. No teacher required.
All the popular tunes. Millions of our pieces now
In use. Never fails to give satisfaction and amuse
ment. Complete instructions, with seven pieces
of music sent liy mail for ONE DOLLAR. Send
stamp for catalogue of tunes. To those who live
in the country away from teachers tliev are a
never-failing source of comjort. Agents wanted.
L-'or si,oo we will mail you "KIMSON'S RF\ IKW"
for one year and one of Edison's Musical Tele
phone's registered by mail. When ordering please
mention the paper you saw this advertisement in.
215 & 217 Walnut Street,
BRANCH OFFICES—2KO West Baltimore St.,
Balti re, Md.. 308 N. nth st., St. Umis. Mo. 25 6tli
avenue, Pittsburg. Pa.,36 T Washington si., Boston.
Mass.. s s. Oueen st., Lancaster, Pa., Cor. 9th and
Walnut, Camden, N. J. l'"2
Estate of Geo. Wlii(eNi<le*.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
the undersigned 011 the estate of Geo. While
sides, dce'd, late ol Middlesex township, Butler
county, Pa., all persons knowing themselves
indebted to 6aid estate arc hereby notified that
Immediate payment is required, and those hav
ing claims against the same to present them
duly authenticated for settlement.
Glade Mills P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Canadian Bred Ntallions,
1 BAY, TROTS 2:37.
Good size and weight. Particulars from M.
M. Prwcott, Box 907, Pittsburgh. Pa.
A full course of instruction in Isaac Pitman's
Fonografy published every year in
The American Shorthand Writer.
and the exercise* of subscribers corrected by
mail free oj charge ! First lesson lie-ins Jan
uary ; back numbers furnished new subscribers
and exercises corrected by the publishers when
ever received. The only periodical from which
shorthand tuny be learned without a tutor. The
lessons aro exhaustive, comprehensive aud in
teresting. The Reporters' Department contains
fac-simile notes of leading etenografers. Send
~5 cents for a single number of the magazine.
Oue year, (complete course of 12 lessons) $3 50
Six months, - - - - - - 1 25
ers, Boston, Mass.,
American agents for Isaac Pitman's works, and
dealers in all Shorthand books aud Reporters'
Or Shorthand clerks furnished businessmen
in any part of the U. S. Correspondence solic
Please mention this paper.
Tax C ollectors lor IHB2.
The Commissioners make the following ap
pointments for Collectors tor the ditlereut town
ships aud boroughs lor the year A. 1). 1882 :
Adams twp—A. Fleming.
Allegheny twp—James Blair.
Butler twp—Joseph Criswell.
Buffalo twp—Jacob Simmers.
Brady tw p—John B. Smith.
Clay twp—R. J. Gold.
Concord twp —Peter Kaiucrcr.
Centre twp—VV. A. Christie.
Clinton twp—lsaiah McCall.
Cranberry twp—Lewis Iloflman.
Cherry twp—William Mi-Gill
Clearfield twp—F. P. Meßride.
Connoquenessiug twp—James Welsh.
Donegal twp—Hugh McFadden.
Forward twp—Nicholas Kramer.
Fairview twp—G. 11. Gibson.
Franklin twp—John Albert, Sr.
Jefferson iwy William W. Harbison.
Jackson twp —Tlenry Zehncr.
Lancaster twp—George Mtllerman.
Middlesex twp— W. J. Whiteside.
Muddy creek twp—Jonathan W. Jones.
Marion twp —S. M. Seaton.
Mercer twp—Jonathan Bovard.
Oakland twp — F. 11. Mounie,
Parker twp—Thomas Allaworth.
Penu twp—Thomas J. Graham
Slipperyroek twp -Thomas Shanuon.
Summit twp—Joseph Lindscy.
Venango twp—E. F. Meßride.
Washington twf —Samuel Young.
Worth twp—E. E. Curry.
Winlleld twp—Robert Cooler.
Butler boro—
Centerville boro—Jonathan Mayberry.
Fairview boro—Richard Doyle."
liarrisviile boro —
Harmony bcro—F. M. Mitchell.
Karns City boro—D, McLaughlin.
Petrolia boro—William (iibson.
Prospect boro—Jewell Baker.
Poitersville boro—John Glenn.
Sunbury boro—Shryock Wick.
Saxunburg boro—Alfred Manrhoff.
Millerstowu boro-John Myers.
Zelienople boro—Edwin Zehncr.
8. McCLYMONDS, Clerk.
Commissioners' Office, February 13, 1882.
Scobie, Harrison & Parker,
Implements, Seeds and Fertilizers,
NO. 125 Liberty Struct.
I'TTTHU U It 011, PA,
ro n't OTVE me vonr p. '
WOUld ut Klro 'he Z'^
1 cvcr saw
Scobie, Harrison & Parker.
Always on hand.
Deikrick'jn Hay I'resses,
The celebrated "Goshen Pumps." AilrianceSingle
Reaper. Atlrianee Mower, "Aultman Tay
lor" Threshers, Bucner, Gibbs Co.
Ohio Chilled Plows. Burlier Gibbs
» SCo. Imiierial Plows, Chief
tain Self-Dumping Rake,
Buffalo Super Phosphate,
Clover and Timothy,
Garden Seeds.
Write for Circulars of any of
the above, giving full information.
.This Is a new remedy, originally coin
• pounded and Introduced tothemodlcnfprofes- |
slou anil the publlr at large l>y S. B. Hurt
man, M. !>., of 8"7 Penn Ave.. Pittsburg,
■ PH., who has prescribed Kto <iver 40,000 p- I
tlents, and In every case wlfh the most grati
fying success. _
■ Its ellect ui>on the system Is entirely UHlfSe ■
that of any other remedy, n"«d Is tho only
a medicine needed In almost every disease to a
" which flesh Is holr—Epilepsy (Falling Fits)
being the only exception. In tills I'f.rl na
O should not bo used. In Constipation nnd ■
Diseases of tho Female Organs and Bladder,
Makalik should bo given with It. Pkrusa
■ Is composed of purely vegetable Ingredients, I
each one, according to medical authors, a
great remedy iu Itself. KSWBM
• lir. llartinan has succeeded in extracting ■
tho active principles from Uieso Ingredients
B and in combining tliem into one simple rem- ■
9 pound, which atonco coincides with tho Vis ■
AfEDiCATRix N ATI" it A In every disease, and
jrt tho work of restoration commences wlih tlie I
first dose. Thero Is not an organ that 11 will
not reach nor a disease It wlllnotcure. For
• particulars send for a pamphlet. DUMB I
• I ■ i ■ • i \ \ < • •
PER UN A. au«l fl i X ALI X
Double Acting Frost Proof Force Puinp
» Always ready and reliable in case
>'■ of fire, qui< k and easy to ooerate for
n tiriiing buggies Ae. Cf i« tb*
K| only tl table acting frost proof force
11 pump that cao npilied without
RV rem nrlng pump from plfltfiwi
Ijl It is cheap, durable, efficient and
|r\ suitable for wells of any depth,—No
L V farmer or householder should bo
without a pump of this kind.
I . 11. Houston A Co,,
S • Sole Agents,
157 Smith Hold Street,
•; PITTS HUltCilf, PA..
l('t fl<a?"Send for Catalogue and
JS: Price List.
Estate ot Mary Ward.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
the undersigned on the estate ol Mary Ward,
deceased, late ol Parker township, Butler Co.,
Pa., all persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will make immediate payment
•ad those having claims against the same will
present theuu duly authenticated for settlement.
J. 1). HOOVER, Ex'r.
P. O. North Hope, Butler Co,, Pa. lm
Estate of Wm. G. Shorts.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersinned on the estate of William G.
Shorts,'dbJcased, late of Connoqucncssing twp.,
Hotlcr county, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
immediate payment, and any having claims
airainst the same will present them duly authen
ticated for payment. T. V. rttIORTS, Ex'r.
Couuo<|Ucucfcßiug P. 0., butler Co., fa. lui
Trains leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown
iJarns City, Petrolia, Parker, etc., at 7.27 a. in
*uil 8.25 and 7.25 p. m.
Traius arrive at Butler from the above named
points at 7.17 a. m., and 2.15, and 7.15 p. m*
The 2.15 train connects with trniu on the West
Peun ro'id through to Pittsburgh.
Trains leave Milliard's Mill, Butler county,
for HarrisvllJe, Greenville, etc., at 7.50 a. m.
and 2.25 p. m.
Trains arrive at Hilliard's Mills at 1:45 A, M.,
and 5:55 p. M.
Hacks to and from Petrolia, Mrvrtinsbursr,
Fairvicw, Modoc and Troutiunn, connect at Hil
liard with all trains on the 8 & A road.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Time.
Market at 5.06 a. m., goes through to Alle
gheny, arriving at 8.01 a. in. This train con
nects at Freeport with Freeport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in.,
railroad time..
Express at 7.16 a. m., connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.2fl with
Express west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.50
a. m., and Express east arriving at Blairsville
at 10.55 a. m. railroad time.
Mail At 2.26 p. m., connecting at Butler Junc
tionwithout change ol cars, with Express west,
arriving in Allegheny at 501 p. in., and Ex
press cast arriving at Blairsville Intersection
at 5.55 p. in. railroad time, which conaects with
Philadelphia Express cast, when on time.
The 7.21 a. m. train eounects at Blairsville
at 11.05 a. m. with the Mail east, and the 2.38
p. ni. train at C.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
press east.
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn R. R. at
9.56 a. ni., 4.58 aud 7.01 p. m., Butler time. The
9,56 and 4.58 trains connect with trains on
the Butler A Parker R. R.
Main Line.
Through trains leave Pittsburgh lor the East
at 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
p. m. aud 3.00, 7.00 and 7.40 a. m.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York throe hours
later, and at Washington about one and a half
hours later.
Time ol Holdlug Courts.
The several Courts of the county of Bntler
commence on the fiist Monday of March, June,
September and December, and continue two
weeks, or so long as necessary to dispose of the
business. No causes are put down for trial or
traverse jurors summoned for the first week of
the several terms.
Attorney at Law, llutler, Pa. Office in RulT's
building, Main street.
Office with E. (4. Miller, Esq., in Brady Law
Building. augl7'Bi
Office with W. D. Brandon, Berg Building, Main
Street, Butler, Pa.
Office with L. Z. MitcheH, Diamond.
Office in Brady's Law Building. Butler, Pa.
Office on N. E. coiner Diamond, Riddle build
ing. novl2
Office on N. E. corner Diamond. novl2
Office with W. H. 11. Riddle, Esq.
Office on Diamond, near Court House, south
Office In Riddle's Law Building.
Office in Riddle's Law Building. [marß'76
Special attention given to collections Office
opposite Willard House.
Office north-east corner of Diamond, Butler
Office in Schneideman's building, up staiis.
Office near Conrt House. r - 74
ebl7-75 Office in Berg's building
Office in Brady building- marl7—t
Office in Reiber'& building, Jefterpon Bt. apUly
Office in Brady building.
Office Main street, I door south of Court House
Office Main street, 1 door south of Court House.
CaT Office on Main street, opposite Vogeley
Office N. E. corner of Diamond
Office in Schneideman's building, west side ol
Main street, 2nd square from Court House.
Office in Berg's new building. 2d floor, east
side Main St., a few doors south of Lowry
House. ia*r3—tf.
may 7 Office S. W. cor. of Diamond.
Office on Main street, one door sonth oi
Brady Block, Butler. Pa. (Sep. 2, 1874.
Office in Brady's Law Building, Main street,
south of Court House. 26octHl
CTOives particular attention to ransactiom
in real estate throughout the oomi.y.
(Late of Ohio.)I
Office in Brady's Law Building. 8upt.9.74
Attorney at Law. Legal business carefully
transacted. Collections made aud promptly
remitted. Bui-iness correspondence promptly
attended to and answered.
Office opposite Lowry House, Butler, Pa.
my'Jl-ly] BUTLEK, PA,
Office on JeffVrson street, opposite
Klingler's Flour Store.
01 i WALDRON. Graduate of the Phil •
■ adelphia Dental Collegers prepared
• II ■to do anything in the line of hia
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
up stairs,