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JOHN H. T W7C. NE6LEY, PROP'BS,
Entered at the Postoffice at Butler as
•'CONKLTNQ has declined!' Well
what of it, hasn't he been on the de
cline for a year.
EX-SEN,ITOR BCTLFR B STRANG, of
Tioga county, has been appointed Mar
shal of Dakota Territory.
THE second week of March Court
convened on Monday and is now in
session, Judge McJunkin presiding.
THE State Legislature of lowa has
just pasted a Constitutional Prohibi
tion Amendment. It now goes before
the people for ratification.
PRESIDENT ARTHUR is not following
very closely in the footsteps of his
predecessors, Hayes and Garfield, in
regard to "drinks" at the W bite House
dinners. At a late "dinner," it is
stated, there were sixteen courses and
"six kinds of wine served at the table.'
GEN. WILLIAM H. KOONTZ, of Som
erset county, will be urged for the
nomination of Congressman at large
at the coming State Convention. A
more competent or worthy man is not
in the State. His nomination would
be creditable to the Republicanparty.
BY tie notice in another place
will be seen the Republican Cou.ity
Committee is called to meet on Friday,
April 1. The fact of that date being
"Good Friday" need not deter any of
the members from being present, as
the old saying, "'the better the day the
better the deed," may apply in this
THE exceptions filed in the Guiteau
trial will be argued and likely disposed
of soon. Meantime Sergeant Mason,
who it will be remembered shot at
Guiteau in his cell on a certain occa
sion, has been tried by a military
court, dismissed from the service and
sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
This Beems hard; but is said to
please Guiteau greatly.
P. T. BABNUM, the great showman
haß bought the great elephant "Jumbo"
from the London Zoological Garden,
which wanted to get rid of him because
be was so unruly, and all England is
mad. The press and people demand
that Barnum shall give up his bargain.
He refuses to do so, but the Court has
temporarily enjoined him from remov
ing the prize.
THE new postal law now makes the
taking of a newpaper, and the refusal
to pay for the same, theft and any per
son gnilty of such an action is liable to
criminal proceedings, the same if he
had stolen goods to the amount of the
subscription. A New York paper has
already commenced suit against sev
eral subscribers for such an offense.—
Another attempt has been made to
lake the life of Queen Victoria. Her
brave and noble bearing under the ex
citement and alarm of the shooting
were indeed admirable, and the only ef
fect of the attempt to kill her is to
strengthen her bold on the hearts of
her subjects. Eveu the turbulent Irish
denounce the attempt as most wicked
IN the case of Welsh and others
against ex-Collector Merritt, of New
York, the Supreme Court ofthe United
States has decided that custom officers
can only apply the Dutch color stand
ard in rating imported sugars. Under
instuctions of Secretary Sherman, the
custom officers have been using the
polariscope test. The importers by
this decision, recover nearly $2,000,000
paid by them under protest. Nearly a
hundred importers are interested in the
IT is now reported and apparently
on good authority, that President
Arthur knew that Cr-nkling would not
accept the position of Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court when be ten
dered it to him, also that he knew
Senator Edmunds would. He grati
fied Conkling's vanity by offering it,
and then tendered it to Edmunds, and
now knows that Edmunds, who has
always bad three to four cases before
the supreme Court to Conkling's one,
won't accept. Thus the service of a
pure man like Edmunds on the Su
preme Bench are lost to the country
through its President pandering to the
vanity of a stalwart.— New Castle
ANOTHER great rnoye is reported in
railroad circles. The English stock
holders, controlling a majority of the
New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio Rail
road stock, have given control of the
company to the A'anderbili-Gowen
combination. This cuts the Erie out
of its connection with the Pittsburgh,
Fort Wayne & Chicago railroad, and
to supply the missing link it will use
the Buffalo, Pittsburgh <fc Western
route from Salamanca, via Irvinton,
Oil City, Franklin, Stoneboro to New
Castle where it will again connect with
the Fort Wayne road.
TUB grain aud stock markets are
now run at such a high pressure that
explosions are daily imminent, and a
trifling blow up may at any moment
cause a panic. A great many specula
tors in grain have gone to the wall
within a fortnight, hut the gambling
goes right on. The victims receive no
sympathy, fir tie b : gh f rices of-bread,
gtuffs and provinona this winter have
bo«n purely sptculutive, unjustifiable
by any law of t apply and demand.
The speculators have kept prices so
high that grain conld not be exported,
and the surplus of last year's crop re
mains on their hand?, and must now
lie sold io the foreign market in com
petition with Russia'* great turplus.
THE Philadelphia Press says:
"Pennsylvania has steadily refused to
tax its petroleum although it enjoys a
practical monopoly product. While a
direct tax has not been imposed upon
petroleum for State purposes it is a
fact that indirectly it is taxed for all
purposes. Petroleum producing terri
tory is assessed from year to year for
local taxation upon the basis of the
amount and value of the production,
the same as other real estate is valued
because of improvements thereon, and
in this way a heavy tax is imposed.
Pennsylvania has no longer a monopo
ly in the production of petroleum.
The Allegheny field in New York
is producing largely and promises to
take the lead in the near future.
Ex SENATOR CONKLINO has at last
allowed the country to know that ho
doesn't want a place on the bench of
the Supreme Court He has for more
than ten days apparently been utterly
unconscious that his name was brfore
the country and in all the newspapers:
that he bad been appointed to a place
on the Supreme bench seems to have
been known to all but Conkling. Ho
did not find it out till after he had
received a vote of confirmation at the
hands of his late fellow-Senators.
This can be paraded as a vindication
which the ex-Senator is in no position
to disdain. It will also help his law
business. It will be difficult to have it
appear that President Arthur was aot
in the scheme to rehabilitate the great
machine leader of New \ork. Tbere
has been some unfair treatment some
AFTER ConkliDg bad "declined ' the
President tendered the vacant &U'
preme Court Judgeship to Senator Ed
munds who promptly refused to accept
it. Senator Edmunds is eminently
fitied for the place and the whole
country was expecting bis appointment
when the name of Conkling was sent
in by the President. Mr. Edmunds,
therefore, does not feel like dining on
cold vituals, and refuses to put on gar
ments rejected by such a man as Conk
ling. Had be been tendered the office
in the first place he would, it is said,
have accepted it. The result of all
this will be that the President will
now find it difficult to secure a compe
tent man to accept even that high of
fice. It will be deemed an insult by
every competent lawyer to be tendered
a judicial position that iloscoe Conk»
ling, through a desire to air his vanity>
had first been tendered.
ANOTHER BANKRUPT LAW.
One would suppose that the late
experience we had with a National
bankrupt law had satisfied the people
with that manner of paying debts or
settling with creditors. So general
did the opposition become to the late
law that Congress was forced to repeal
it. It was found nothing but a con
venient mode to cheat creditors out of
the whole of the amounts coming them.
But the late law was hardly repealed
until another was proposed in Con
gress. And a noticeable thing
about these bankrupt law bills
is, that the demand for them never
comes from the people. They are
always sprung from some other source.
The people generally have never peti
tioned for such law, and arc not now
petitioning for such a law. Yet they
are annually introduced in Congress
and one is now pending there. The
people have not asked for it, but on
the contrary dread such legislation.
If a law should b» founded upon the
will of tbe people affected by it—as it
always should be founded—then no
new bankrupt law is wanted nor
should be passed. Why should an
other Buch law be . passed ? Every
State has its laws for the protection of
unfortunate debtors, from oppressive
creditors, as well as the protection of
creditors from dishonest debtors. Un
der State laws more time is obtained
for tbe debtors and consequently larger
per centj of dividends to the creditors.
The bankrupt law scattered and sunk
everything in costs and fees and the
creditors got nothing, or but little.
But it is upon principle that we
have always opposed a bankrupt law.
We have always thought the princi
ple upon which it was founded was a
wrong one. We do not believe any
man should be freed from bis debts by
law, so as never to be compelled to
pay if able afterwards to do so. Many
of those now desiring another or new
law, are, in our opinion and as a gen
eral thing, but waiting another oppor
tunity to embark in business with the
intention of again defrauding creditors.
No honest man Deeds any such law
but goes into business without it.
Only those who think of trading on
credit for a while and using the
goods of others for a time, and then to
go into bankruptcy, are tbe ones than
can desire a new bankrupt law. We
hope Congress will not oblige this
class—will not pass any bankrupt law,
of any kind, shape or form. Were we
a member of that body we would vote
against such a law in any form. No
body is crying for it. No honest per
son needs it. It is wrong in principle,
and the late law satisfied all that it
was but an encouragement to tbe dis
honest, and a loss to the honest busi
ness portion of the community.
THE Philadelphia Timex makes a
strong point against the President. It
says he could have found out in fifteen
minutes before he sent Conkling's
name whether be would cccept or not.
It is plainly manifest that the Presi
dent is using his great trust to pay ofif
political and personal debts. Nothing
more scaudalous was done by Grant at
WE have again been compelled to
omit some communications and other
matters for want of space.
Sir* WutUv : UtttLer, $«., SEarsly 15, 1882.
Meetlugof RepiiUliean Comity
The members of the Republican
County Committee are requested to
meet in the Arbitration room in the
Court House, at Hutle , \ on Friday
April Tth, at one o'clock sharp, for the
purpose of fixing a time for holding the
primary election and transacting all
other business that may properly come
before it. A full attendance is desired.
A. L. CRAIG, Chairujan.
March 15, 1832.
The following are the names of the
members composing the present County
Allegheny tp., James S. Craig.
Adams tp.. Miles Covert.
Brady tp., Conrad Snyder.
Buffalo tp , Thomas Douglass.
Butler tp., John Burkhart.
Centre tp., Samuel Irwin.
Cherry tp., T. F. McCoy.
Clav tp., S. P. Painter.
Clearfield tp., P. Fennell.
Clinton tp , John B. Davis.
Conoord tp., L. Christy.
Connoquenessing, N. tp., Alex Stewart.
Connoquenessing, S. tp., Jacob Fry.
Cranberry tp., N. B. Duncan.
Donegal tp., J- B. Orbison.
Fairview, E. tp., Thomas Jamison.
Fairview, W. tp , Robert McClunjr.
Forward tp., Thomas Graham.
Franklin tp., Samuel Moore.
•Jackson E. tp., Elias R. Boyer.
Jackson W. tp.; H. Weckbecker.
Jefferson tp., \\ in. Suooop.
Lancaster tp., J. N. Kirker.
Marion tp., Ww. Carson.
Mercer tp., W. W. Johnson.
Middlesex tp., Samuel Leslie.
Muddvcreek tp., Fred Bauder.
Oakland tp., ltobert Hamilton.
Parker tp., W. J. Beatty.
Penn tp., Nathan Brown.
Slippervrock tp., Jos. Dougherty.-
Summit tp., John Emrick.
Venango tp., J. L. Chambers.
Washington tp., Samuel Smith.
Win field tp., Casper Freeling.
Worth tp., J N. Moore.
Butler boro, Ist ward C. Walker.
Butlsrboro, 2nd ward, A. T. Black.
Centreville borough, C. W. Coulter.
Fairview borough, Thomas Ilays.
Karns Ci»v borough, Joseph Thomas.
Millertown borough, J. B. ShowaUer.
Petrolia borough, M.C. Benedict.
Prospect borough, C. C. Sullivan.
Saxonburg borough, P. Burtner.
Suuburv borough, A. Mechling.
Zelienople borough, A. V. Cunningham.
A New UnnkriipH y ltill.
The Judiciary Committee *of the
United States Senate have agreed up
on and reported a bill to establish a
uniform system of bankruptcy. It
provides that whenever any person,
without fraud, shall become involved
in debts and liabilites beyond his
means of payment, amounting to SSOO
and upwards, lie may apply by petition
in equity to the United States Coijrt,
setting forth the cause of insolvency
aud giving a schedule of bis liabilities
and assets, and may surrender bis es
tate for the benefit of the creditors, and
if good cause appear the courts shall
adjudge him bankrupt and appoint a
receiver, and serve notice to all inter
ested persons and distribute the es
tate according to the rules of equity,
aud if tbere was no fraud, the petition
er shall lie discharged as a bankrupt.
That when a person runs away, ab
pents or conceals himself, or makes
fraudulent transfer of property or oth
erwise attempts to defraud his credi
tors, the latter my file a petition for
bankrupt proceedings against him. In
solvency shall exist only when the
debtor's liabilities exceed the value of
his property. Power to extend the
time or stay proceedings are confered
upon the court. Any conveyance,
transfer or payment made and received
in view of bankruptcy may beset aside
if found to be contrary to t 1 e just rights
of other creditors. 13ut money obtain
ed and used in good faith, though un
successfully, to avert au impending
bankruptcy, or to save a threatened
sacrifice of property, may be preferred
in payment or in security by the Court.
If it appears that any creditor has op
pressively sought to force a debtor
into a bankruptcy, or to obtain any
fraudulent advantage over the credit
ors, the Court may deny such credi
tors participation in the estate. The
District Courts shall be considered as
always open for the consideration of
bankrupt business, and at regular terms
bankrupt business shall have preced
TUc P. Jf. C. A li. E. R. B. In
Yesterday afternoon the bearing in
the case of the stockholders of the P.,
N. C & L. E. It. R. against James
Callery et al. and the Pittsburg and
Western Railroad Company was re
sumed before Captain E. Y. Breck, the
master, after having been twice post
poned. Messrs. Charles Gibson, A.
M. Marshall, J. J. Saiut, J. B. Steven
son and Major Brown were present.
The defendants bad been called upon
to produce certain of the Company's
books, and the paper purporting to be
the stock subscription paper for the
purchase and organization of the road.
The counsel for the defense denied the
existence of such paper, and it was not
presented. Mr. Gibson was sworn
and testified that he had been presi
dent of the road at the time of the
sale, August 27, 1879. The organi
zation of the new company took place
about a month after the sale. He bad
signed only one paper, and didn't know
where that paper was. He knew of
no other paper in connection with the
affair. Mr. A. M. Marshall was sworn
and testified that he was a director of
the road at the time of the sale. He
had only signed one paper aud that
was a few days after the sale when the
signing was done, lie knew of no pa
per drawn up before the sale proposing
to buy the road, and did not believe
there was such a paper, Mr. J. J. Saint
testified that he never saw but one
paper and that he signed in Major
Brown's office two or three weeks after
Mr. J. B. Stevenson was then sworn
and testified that be had been secretary
of both companies. He had brought
with him the minute book and a mem
orandum book containing the list of
stockholders of the Company. The
books were marked by Mr. Breck to be
used as evidence in the case. Mr.
Stevenson said that the original sub
scription paper had come into bis hands
as secretary of the Company, but that
two or three months ago he had given
it to Major Brown, and had not seen
The plaintiffs having thus traced up
the paper which is one of the strongest
points of evidence in the case, called
on Major Brown to produce the paper
at the next meeting, and the hearing
adjourned.— Commercial Qazelle of
IIENRV WARD BEECHER was taken
suddenly ill while lecturing in Chica
go Monday. He is better.
—You can have a nice violin for
50 cents at J. F. T. Stehle's.
How a Loaf Acroniit Rook WHS
FOUlKl— Practical Joke on
a Good Father.
Some of our readers may remember
that about a year ago we advertised
the loss of au account book by a cer
tain well-known citizen, and that a
liberal reward was offered for the re
turn of the same to the owner. The
book was valuable to the owner and
useless to anyone else. Hence as the
months passed and no tidings of the
lost book came to hand, the gentlemen
concluded that the mystery of its dis
appearance would never be revealed.
A year passed and all hope of recover
ing it died. His astonishment there
fore may perhaps be imagined when he
received and read the following letter,
which we insert verbatim el literatim
et punctuatim :
PETROLIA Ist March
'Mr. i hev a acoont bok ofyourn,
i hev ben wating for a long time for
you to ofer an reword but you did not
giv one in the paper so i hev to go to
Bradford and kin wate no more, ma
sed it wos worth a dolar an a half an
if you kom to the nine o'clock trane
and gin me a dolar an a half you kin
hev the bok, an ask me no questions, i
am a poor girl an ned the mony.
Of course, this epistle was a first
class astouisher. Conjectures ran riot
in the man's mind. He at once insti
tuted a little private detective work
which resulted in giving him a clue,
but nothing tangible. Several parties
thought they knew the writer by sight.
Finally, however, there was no re
source left but to comply with the re
quest in the letter which was that he
should be at the nine o'clock train in
the evening. The gentleman was
there standing at the forward steps
when suddenly a young girl appeared
on the platform of the car with the
book in band. He recognized it at
once. The following conversatiop en
sued; not, however, until he had se
cured the long lost book:
'How long have you had this book ?'
'A good while.'
'Why did you not return it before ?'
'Ma didn't want to.'
'Are you going to Bradford ?'
'YeB. I'm in a hurry.'
'Do you live in Petrolia ?'
'Don't ask questions, I'm in a hurry.'
'How does it happen that you re
turn me this book at this time?'
'I want the money. I'm in a hurry.'
As it was nearly time for the train
to iflOFe out, and the girl was evident
ly distressed, he handed her a dollar
and a half and stepped back for a mo
ment. A strong impulse urged him to
board the train and ascertain the girl's
name, if possible. He immediately
followed the promptings of his impulse
and rushed upon the platform and
glanced within the car. Just in the
act of doing this he caught a glimpse
of the same figure that he had been
talking with hurrying across the pave
ment in front of the Oriental House.
It took but a moment for him to jump
across the intervening space and start
in pijrsujt. In the meantime the girl
became awaro that sbo was pursued.
Like a startled doe she bounded up
the steps to Jamison street, down
thence to Lazcnby's store, across to
the drug store on the east side. Her
pursuer was doing his level best to
overtake the frightened girl, who flew
over the ground as. though her feet
were winged. Down Jamison street
they swiftly ran ; up the alley between
the Record office and Luvison's they
hurried on breathless and disordered.
At Burns' bakery she screamed. Now,
thought the pursuer, she is getting
scared and will soon weaken. But
still on and on she ran, up East Main
street and he not twenty feet behind.
He had come to the conclusion that the
girl had stolen his book, and he had
determined to arrest her, take her be
fore the 'Squire, and extort the particu
lars attending the theft. These
thoughts and determinations were run
ning through his mind while on the
dead run. In the meantime the two
Lad approached the gentleman's own
residence. What was hisastonishment,
not to say utter consternation, to see
the girl enter his own house. He was
only a few feet behind her, but while
he was covering the intervening space
he thought the girl had sought refuge
there the better to make a clean breast
of it and appeal to his mercy. With
more eagerness if possible than before,
he bounded into his own residence,
heated, breathless, and disordered, to
become the victim to the most over
whelming astonishment and surprise
of his life. Before him stood the per
son of his own daughter, whom he had
been so ruthlessly Like
lightning it flashed upon him that he
had been made the victim of the best
practical joke of the season. In ruin
agiug through au old desk upstairs, the
mother and daughter found the book.
It immediately occurred to them that
they might play a joke on the father.
No sooner thought of than the details
were worked out and carried into exe
cution. Success attended their little
plot aven more fully than was antici
pated. The gentleman enjoys the
joke, and willingly takes the laugh
against himself.— Petrolia Record,
A CoiiNlituf lonal Amendment
Proposed Making Federal
WASHINGTON, March B. —Senator
Saunders, of Nebraska, submitted to
day a joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the constitution of the
United States that will allow the peo
ple to elect all postmasters, internal
revenue officers, Uuited States marshals
and district attorneys. Senator Saun
ders is a member of the Committee on
Civil Service Reform, and he says that
after studying this subject carefully
he ia satisfied that his resolution em
bodies reform in its most practical
shape. He claims that to make these
officers elective by the people would
relieve the President of much annoy
ance and vexation that now attaches to
his office, and would be a great relief
to members of Congress. He says
half the time of Congressmen is occu
pied in attending to the distribution of
Federal offices, and that the President
complains that the duty of filling petty
offices of the Goverment imposes the
heaviest burden upon him. Mr. Saun
ders thinks this can be remedied by
giving to the people the power to
choose their own officers, and if they
make any mistakes they will soon rec
tify them. The Senator will call up
the resolution at the first opportunity
and submit some remarks in its favor.
—Fine neck wear, large stpek and
low prices, at Heck & Patterson's.
TJGR Advertise in the CITIZEN.
Tlie Mississippi Floods.
MEMPHIS, TENS.. March 1 882.
The sad stories that have been tele
graphed in regard to the suffering of
the people of the Mississippi Yalley
by the present great overflow are but
faint attempts to picture the reality.
The pictures that were drawn should
now take a darker tinge. While fears
of starvation to hundreds was spoken
of as probable it now has become a sad
reality. It is a matter of impossibility
to describe the suffering that exists in
many localities. Without shelter, ex
posed to the bleak winds that have
swept from the north for three days,
thousands within the inundated re
gions have suffered as only the poor
can suffer who have no homes and no
food to eat. Within sight of passing
steamers floating on the Mississippi
many hundreds of human beings can be
seen, some huddled on pieces of levees
that yet remain intact, unprotected
from rain and wind, with nothing but
the clothes they wore to cover them.
W hen ti-ed nature succumbs they
sleep on the bare ground, that is damp
with the moisture of the waves that
the winds have caused at times to
overleap the mounds on which these
unhappy people have taken refuge af
ter abandoning their cabins in the low
lands, where the waters had risen
sufficiently high to float them from
their foundations and make them
wrecks. Here and there can be seen
bouses where the water has invaded
the ground floors, and families are
living in the upper stories. There
they cook and eat such provisions as
in their hasty flight were taken with
them. The general diet consists of
corn meal bread and parched corn, and
the shingles of the ruined dwellings
serve for firewood. But soon many
who have been living in this manner
will have no shelter, since they are
using their jioofs for fuel. Refugees
from below arrive on every steamer, and
they all tell the same sad story of suf
fering and distress.
A correspondent this afternoon in
terviewed Commissioners Mangum, of
Arkansas; Hemingway, of Mississippi
and James, of Tennessee, who have
been charged with the distribution of
rations donated by the government.
Manguin to date has distrbuted 100,-
000 rations to the distressed and needy
of Arkansas. There are 17,920 desti
tute people in this State.
The provisions furnished will not
last longer that the 15th inst. An
other instalment of 50,000 rations for
Arkansas will arrive Sunday. The
distribution has been made with a
view of relieving only those who are
The rations were carried free of
charge by local packets from this city
and were consigned to responsible
persons at every available point in the
In Mississippi and Crittenden coun
ties the rations were sent to the Sher
iff, with instructions to appoint a com
mittee of three in each township to see
to a proper distribution, Desha and
Chicot counties and the sunk lands of
the Upper St. Francis River have suf
The destitute of Cross, Poincott and
Craighead counties are white people,
who reside in the sunk lands, and have
lost everything, even their mules and
This section of pountry extends from
Wiltsburg up to the Missouri State
line, and is one of the most fertile re
gions in the world. The sufferers in
the counties of Arkansas are very
nearly all colored.
WASHINGTON TWP.. ITEMS.
NORTH HOPE, March 13,18*2.
Editors Citizen : Thinking it might interest
some ot your numerous readers 1 will by your
permission contribute a short article concerning
the doings and prospects in Washington tp.
First in importance to laud owners is the coal
business. Turner & Co., are working about
one hundred men in the mine, formerly known
as the Ackbar mine, and are shipping from
one hundred to one hundred and filly tons per
day and are paying promptlv every month to
the miners over $.<,000. The same company
arc making an opening on the lands of Judge
McJunkin. They expect to ship coal from
this farm by the first of May next. There is
another opening being made east of liilliards
station, lauds formerly of John Fallstead, the
company having bought this and a farm adjoin
ing, and the coal of other farms.
The company is said to be the ablest and most
extensive operators in the coal business in the
west. There is another opening being made
by a Franklin Co., just across the township
line on the farm of James lliggins. This same
vein of coal has been found by drilling oil wells
on the farms of W. liumbaugh and D. Shira on
the south side of the dividing ridge between
the north and south branches of Slipperyrock
creek. This vein of coal will be mined to a
much better advantage from the south side
when the railroad is built on the south branch
connecting the Shenango R. R., with the But
ler Branch, as the coal rises toward the north
and would give the advantage of natural drain
age to the opens on the south side oftbis ridge,
which varies in width from three to four miles.
The next industry worthy of notice in this
township is the lumber business. Some time
in the beginning of this winter Messrs. John
McKorkcll, Jas. Wasson and Thos. Heenon
bought a new portable saw mill and are laying
the forests low and converting the same into
railroad ties and Bill stuff, and are shipping
the same at liilliards Station. They sawed be
tween two and three hundred thousand feet on
lands of Mr. George Arner. While sawing on
this farm Mr. John Gadsby stepped on the car
riage when it was running bac~ empty, missed
his footing and tell against the sa>» wheu in
full motion, cutting his c. at alfu it iu tw > and
but for the quick eye and ready liaud of Mr.
I'ew, the experienced sawyer, who reversed
the carriage and threw him off the saw, he
doubtless would have been cut in two. There
is in this circumstance matter for Mr. G., most
serious thought, whether to Mr. Pew alone or
to a kiud providence using Mr. I'., as an instru
ment in his hands Mr. Gadsby is still
in th<- land of the living. They
have moved their mill and are sawing on
the farms of Mrs. Mary Bartly and Jas. A.
Mahood, where a few days ago they came near
having another accident. Mr. Wasson while
the saw was in motion was working in the saw
dust pit and allowed his head to come in con
tact with the saw, and thereby lost about as
much of his scalp as he would have done in an
Indian skirmish. Notwithstanding the great
need of a hair trimming establishment in the
vicinity of North Washington Mr. Wasson does
not recommend that attachment to their mill
as entirely satisfactory. The sawyers are board
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■interesting discussion on theology with them
o late. WASHINGTON.
llow it Uol Out.
WASHINGTON, March 12.—1t is men
tioned with considerable plausibility
that the Garfield-Chase letter, which
has created such a commotion here in
political circles, was unearthed from
the priyate papers left by the Chief
Justice-to his daughter, Mrs. Sprague.
The fact that the letter was confiden
tial would indicate that it was among
these papers, and it is a matter of
public knowledge that all such papers
are in her possession. The publication
in the Sun is regarded as a circum
stantial corroboration of this solution
of the mystery, as that journal of all
others had been the strongest support
of Conkling and his cause.
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THE REWARD OF SHAME.
What is this that hath been done.
E'rc six short months have run ?
'Ere the moistened cheek is dry,
'Ere a nations heaving sigh
llath ceased to breathe aloud ;
'Ere the mournful cloud,
Of that sad and darkened day
Hath wholly cieared away.
What hath foul ambition done ?
That makes the crime a deeper one;
Who boldly scattered the evil seed.
That inspired the unholy deed?
Who instilled the evil thought,
To fire the deadlv shot?
That laid our chieftain low ;
That caused a nation's woe.
Whose blood did the assassin shed,
To change a peaceful nation's head ?
Who raised him to the seat of power,
That reigns at the present hour?
Who washed away the bloodv stain
Of our honored chieftain slain—
That his memory should be forgot?
And his counsels set at naught.
What reward hath the assassin's blade?
Behold the appointment he hath made !
He who did the evil seed prepare,
Is now invited in its fruits to share ;
The hopes a nation fondlv cherished,
Have sunken down aud perished ;
And an act of deep disgrace,
Is flung in a nations sorrowing face.
What hath our new made chieftain done?
While the vile miscreant goes unhung :
Why hath he heaped this open shame,
On our martyred chieftains name ?
He that his honored seat disgraced,
He that himself so low debased,
Is appointed to a high estate,
Among the good and great.
Why should a nation's head stoop so low,
As to seek the debasing, answer "no" ?
Let the mystic shades of oblivious night,
Cast o'er this page a withering blight;
Let the historic pen glide apace,
And add not this new disgrace.
And though our cherished hopes were slain,
Let us lorgiving hope again.
BVTLKK, March 6, 1882.
RESET RY CRANKS.
The Experience ol Queen Vic
The police of London have learned
that McLean, arrested for shooting at
the Queen, was discharged from Wells
Lunatic Asylum last September.
Since then he has been in the asylum
at Weston-Super-Mare and in an asylum
at Dublin. The Solicitor at Windsor
says that in 1874 he defended a man
by the name of Roderic McLean at
Maidstone against the charge of trying
to upset a railway train. The prison
er is believed to be the man. After
the examination of him yesterday af
ternoon a crowd undertook to upset
the van which was bearing him back
to the jajl. The prisoner had his pre
liminary hearing before the borough
justices of Windsor. The London
papers regard him as a crank, and from
the evidence so far produced it ia not
likely that he will suffer any severer
punishment than inflicted on the other
Cranks who assailed or insulted the
Singularly enough, although she is
loved and respected by her people as
no other sovereigu of Europe is, uo
other has been assailed or insulted
more frequently, but to her honor, in
nearly all instances by persons who
had no grievance other than imaginary
against her. Shortly after her acces
sion to the throne, that is, on May 10,
1839, a crack-brain was arrested on the
garden steps of Buckingham Palace
who anounced bis intention of killing
her because no Protestant should sit
on the throne of England. A few
days later another crack-brain was
caught clambering over the enclosure
at Windsor to take possession of the
castle, claiming that he was rightful
sovereign and the Queen an usurper.
The sensation caused by these follies
had hardly died away when on July
17 of the same year a commercial
traveler planted himself in her path at
Hyde Park, tossed kisses at her and
beat bis bosom like a passionate lover.
His ardor cooled off during the two
months he spent in jail. The first at
tempt on her life that was thought to
have had a political motive was that of
the pot-boy, Edward Oxford, seventeen
years old, who on June 11, 1840,
fired at her as she was out driving
with Prince Albert. He was thought
to be the agent of an organizatiod call
ed the Young England Society, which
was charged with a design to dethrone
her in favor of her uncle, the King of
Hanover. At the trial, it was shown
that he was not the agent of any or
ganization, that he was inspired by a
love of ootoriety, and came from a
family of weak-mind. He was acquit
ted on the ground of insanity, and sent
to an asylum for life. December 2,
1871, a boy named William Jones was
found concealed under a sofa in Buck
ingham palace and sent to jail. When
released he tried the trick over again,
and then the magistrates, to get rid o
him, induced him to enlist on aman-of,
war- May 30, 1842, John Francis
son of a man named employed at Drury
Lane theater, fired at the Queen. He
was condemned to death, but Prince
Albert declared that to carry out the
sentence would be judicial murder, and
the Queen declared that the attacks
would last until some other punish
ment than that for treason was inflicted,
as the offenders wanted that. Accord
ingly a law was enacted providing
transportation and whipping for the
crime. Under this the life of Francis
was spared. The next crank to appear
was a hunchback named John Bean
who snapped a pistol at the Queen
July 31, 1842. He was imprisoned
for eighteen months. May 19, 1846
an Irish bricklayer named Hamilton
fired a pistol loaded with guu-powded
at the Queen as she was driving down
Constitution Hill. He was transport
ed for seven years. May 27, 1850,
Robert Pate, an ex- lieutenant of Hus
sars, for some fancied wrong, hit her
on the head with a cane as she was
coining out of the house of the Puke of
Cambridge. He, too, was transported
for seven years February 29, 1872,
a lad of seventeen, Arthur O'Connor
by name, presented an empty pistol at
her as she was entering Buckingham
Palace after a drive. He was not
thought so much of a crank as he ap
peared, and with the years imprison
ment he was given twenty stripes
with a birch rod. The last crank ar
rested for crime against the sovereign
was Edward Byrne Maddeu, a harm
less old scholar, who threatened to kill
her. He threatened also to kill all the
crowned heads, and wanted to gain
fame by coming to this country to be
the Booth of President Andrew John
son He was sentenced to confine
ment as a lunatic at the Queen's pleas
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Dixon Bartly, Parker township, farmer.
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