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TIIB BDTIiBR CITIZKN,
f CHARLES R, OKIEII, 4
DEALBK IN $»
4 HATS, CAPS, b
yjj AND |«L
|j GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, f
& MAIN fTKEET, Bt'TLBR, PA.
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JEWELRY, SC., I
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MY FRIENDS: Ny
I am a rambling wreck of nudity, B.
Frogg, Esq., at jour service, advertising
igent for the best Jewelry bouse tbi»
section. I wish to inform the public
$ bat a full of WATCHES, CLOCKS,
fEWELRY, PLATED AND SILVER
iVA ItE,is now being offered at astonishing- a
j low prices at the popular and reliable ■ /
Note What an old and Reliable House can do Regarding Prices.
liniimliKjchcl Clocks at $ 1 00 i A Good Striking Clock, walnut case 3 00 Nickel Watch at 3 00
iioc*. 150 " " " " " »-lay 365 Nickel Watch, Stem Winder.. 400
A Good Striking Clock 200 I 2 O*. Silver Case, with Araer'n movement 10 00;, " " " closed in the back 450
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. «J*£l
I'be only place in Butler where you can find a full and complete stock of KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS, Ac
1847 —Rogers Bros.—A I.—none genuine unless stamped ("1847.— Rogers Bros—A 1.") I also carry a full line of
Eye Glares and Spectacles, suitable for all eyes and mounted in the most elegant and substantial manner, and am of
fering very superior goods at the most reasonable rates. Repairing of Watches and Clocks receives our very strict at
tention, and is done promptly and warranted. E. GRIEB, Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Chicago & North-Western
Is the OLDEST ! BEST CONSTRUCTED! BEST
EQUIPPED 1 and hence the
r:WEST AND NORTHWEST.
It Is the short and best route between CIIIRJIRO
and all points in
Northern Illinois, lowa, Dakota, Wyoming, Ne
braska, California, Orevon, Arizona. Utah, Colo
rado. Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and lor
COUNCIL BLUFFS, OMAHA
SALT LAKE, SAN FRIHOISOO
DEADWOOD, SIOOX CITY,
Tedar Rapids, Dea Moines, Columbus and all
V. linls In tlie Territories, and the West. Also,
f„ r Milwaukee, Green Bay. Oshltosh, Sheboygan,
M* 'uette, Fond du Lac, Waturtown, Houghton,
v".m i b, Menasha, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Huron,
vr.,"i Fanw. HUlijarck, Winona, LaCronse,
Owatoni a" points in Minnesota, Dakota,
a<Ml the Northwest.
Au'ounc 'fluffs the Trains of the Chicago ft
VorihWi-Ht. *rn .-'lid .'he U. P. R'ys depart from,
arrive a land ■« the Joint Unlon wlt h
the\!ake^oie, "Michigan v "entral, Baltimore ft
Ohio, Ft. Wayne ind l'ennsylv ' u 'J*' l^ d c
& Grind Trunk H y», and the Ka». k » kee Bn< > lan
Handle Routes. P„in»«
Close connections made at Junction x o w-
It Is the ONLY LINE running
Pullman Hotel Dining CaT*
Chicago and Council Bluffs.
Pullman Sleepers on all Night Trains.
Insist upon Ticket Agents selling you Tickets
via this road. Examine your Tickets, and refuse
to huy If they do not read ovur the Chicago &
If you wish the Best Traveling Accommodations
you will buy your Ticket* by tills route, CF~AND
WILL TAKE NONE OTHER.
All Ticket Agents sell Tickets by tills Line.
MARVIN HCGHITT, 2d V. P. ft Gen'l Mang'r
ion Popular Songs, words and music, .10 cts.
100 Comic Songs, words and music, 30 cts. luo
Sentimental Songs, words and music, 30 cts 100
Old Favored Songs, words and music, :w eta. 100
<>pera Songs, words and music, 30 cts. 100 Home
Songs, words and music, 30 cts. 100 Irish Songs,
words and music, 30 cts. 100 Ethiopian Songs,
words and music, 30 cts. 100 Scotch Songs, words
and music, 30 cts. Any four of the above lots for
One Dollar. Aliof tho above for Two Dollars.
The above comprises nr-asly all of the most popu
lar music ever published ami Is the best bargain
ever offered. Order at once. Postage stamps
taken. I'lauoettes, Violins, Guitars and Musical
Instruments at low prices.
World Manuf. Co. 120 Nassau St. New York.
Eatate of Hans Baker.
Xetters of administration having been granted
to tlie undersigned on the estate of Hans Baker,
dee'd. late of Middlesex township, Butler county,
I'a.. all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate payment
and any iiavluu claims against the same to pre
sent them duly authenticated for settlement.
ROBERT TRIMBLE, Adm'r.
Saxonburg, Hutl< r Co., Pa.
Dr. Frease's Water Cure.
A health Institution In Its 24th year. For
nearly all kind of Chronic diseases, and espe
cially the diseases ol Women. Invalids are In
vited to correspond with us. Circulars tree.
Address, 8. KKKASE, M. D., New Brighton,
JJeaver Co., Pa. Iyjune29 .
ft If you wish to | GARDENING
If vou wish to PRACTICAL
become a Commercial ~.. _
Florist, read j FLORICULTURE.
If you wish toOarden] GARDENING
for Amusement or for ) _ __ ~. _
Home Use only, nadj I LEASURE.
A.ll I>y Peter Henderson.
Price each, postpaid by mall.
Our Combined Catalogue of
For 1882, sent free on application.
PETER HENDERSON k CO
35 Cortlandt St., New York.
U The great CuratlT* Agents. I
■ ▲ GALVANIC BATTERY
■ Is Imbedded la this Medicated Plaster, which, wh«i
H applied to the bodr produces a constant but mild
cuT.nl of Electricity, which la must exhilarating,
■ Hlordltis Immediate reUef to the moat uvnicUttM
■ Paine or whataoever nature. They are acknowt
B edged bj Phyalrtane to be the raoet eelentlflc meth
■ od of application of thoae autitle and myaterloui
■ elemente of nature for the poaltive and apatdjr core
■ of the following cumplalnte, rls.:
■ nheamstlam; Neurslglsi Rlek Head.
H srhr; Weak and Inflamed Ryes; All
AfTeetloae ot the Brain; Spinal Com
plaints; Kidney and I.l ver Complaints;
Sciatica, Paralysis and Lumbago; Dys
pepsia; Asthma and Las( Diseases; Dis
eases of the Heart; Nervous Prostra- ■
tloas; <Vc. ■
PRICE ONLY gI.OO. H
THE BELL If AN* CO.. Prop'ra, I
MUrosdvsy, Cor. IStktt., Vrw Tort. I
AGENTS WANTED. I
■xm> STAMP roa UISCX'LASS. H
yOR SALE BY ALL DKCOGIBTB. ■
Jtqual tit nntf Sinyrr in thr Marlert.
The above cut represents the most popular
style for the people which we offer for you for
the very low pric>: ul #2O. Remember, we do
not ask you to |«tiv until you have seen the
machine. After Jiavinjf examined it, if it is
not all we repre-«iit, return it to us at our
expense. Consult your interests and order at
tsics, or send for circulars and tetttiiuoiiialH.
Atidress CHARLES A. WOOD & CO.,
No. 17 N. Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa.
I AT L BRIO'S.
J. L. PURVIS. L. O. PURVIS,
S. G.Purvis & Co.,
MAHUrACTITBBRS AMD DIALIRS IV
Hough and Planed Lumber
OF BVKRY DESCRIPTION,
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
SHINGLES & LATH.
PLANING MILL AND YARD
Near German Catholic CJknrcfa
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
3. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER.
H. C. HEINEMAN, SKCEKTART.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Helmboldt,
William Campbell, J. W. Burkhart,
A. Troutman, Jacob Schoene,
G. O. Rocsslng, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. Irvln, J. J. Croll,
A. B. Rhodes, 1 H. C. Helneman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, den. A«'t
Union Woolen Mills. *
I would desire to call the attention of the
pnblic to the Union Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Oray Flannel*,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them aa being very dura
ble, as they are manufactured of purq Butler
oounty wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in textare, and will be sold at very low
prices. For samples and prioes. address,
Jnm.'7B-ly) Butler. Pa
Tlie undersigned has removed his place of busl
ncHs to Ids own IhuUIIIIK one >w|uaresouth of Court
House, Main Street, eaat aide, opixislte Donaldson
House, where he has a full stock of
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, etc.,
promptly repaired and satisfaction Kuaranteed.
D Li CLEELAND.
Justice of the Peace
Main street, opposite Postoflice,
ZJCUKNOPLE , PA.
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY; MARCH 22.1882.
THE IIIU KPRIXU SHOW.
Spring's advertising agents come,
Unheralded by trump or drum,
To give, for April, May & Co.,
Announcement of the season's show.
They stretch a sign across the sky,
And every day it rises high,
Telling in print* that all may see
The many wonders soon to be.
Announcements shine on plains and hills.
And rushing streams, and babbling rills
Are talking as they shout and sing
About the.splendid show of spring.
On every field the words appear :
"You"soon shall see a marvel here."
In every forest, overhead :
"Here shall a gorgeous tent be spread."
They capture all our ears and eyes,
And whisper of a grand surprise :
They say the blue birds soon will bring
The wonders of the show of spring.
Our towns and cities they invade,
And fill the avenues of trade;
Then straightway iu the windows glow
Announcements of the season's snow.
The old, old show, yet always new,
That never fail to come when due—
The sight that all rejoice to see,
And best of all, the show is free.
The following letter from Miss Em
ma I). Anderson, now a Missionary in
India, to a young friend in the lower
part of this county, has been handed
us for publiaction.
GUYRANWALA, North India,)
November 29, 1882. J
My Dear Friend : Although far
away in India I have not forgetten my
friends in America; but often think of
loved ones o'er the sea. To fulfill the
promise I made the evening I called, I
have concluded to spend a part of this
evening in writing to you, knowing
that you are interested in my welfare
and would like to know something
about my trip.
Well, I was very sick on the At
lantic. I should have commenced a
little farther back. I left home the
next day after the meeting, spent a
very pleasant week in Philadelphia
with our Board, visited the principal
places of interest. Sailed in the ship
"Lord Gough ;" we had it very rough
for eight days, and I would not of car
ed much what became of me the most
of the time, but I enjoyed it very much
after I got over my sickness. Had a
view of "Old Ireland" and the beau
tiful green fields of Wales. We were
j list in Liverpool one day and then
sailed for Alexandria. On the way we
called at Gibraltar, which is an island
ol rock three miles long and fourteen
hundred feet high ; we spent several
hours there, climbing the rock and
viewing the city below ; it was grand,
on one Bide was the Atlantic on the
other the Mediteranean, while the bay
at our feet was filled with ships from
all lands. We also called at Algiers
and Malta; at Algiers we visited the
gardens, which were beautiful. At
Malta we passed quite near the place
where Paul ws»s shipwrecked, (record
ed in Acts 27.) This is the island
that is mentioned in that chapter. We
had it very calm and pleasant on this
part of our voyage and enjoyed it very
much as we were so well, and our Cap
tain was very kind to us. We landed
in Alexandria just four weeks from the
day we left America. We were met
by Mr. Ewing, of our Mission, who
helped us to pass through the Custom
House. We were in the Mission build
ing, but the Missionaries were all at
Kancla, five miles out; this is where
they spend the hot season, we took the
train and went out to see them, took
dinner and started for Cairo. The cars
are not so fine as in America, but I be-
lieye they are as fast. Our Cairo
friends were glad to see us, and to
have Miss Thompson with them once
more, she belongs to Cairo station.
We spent two days in Cairo visiting
the schools and all the places of inter
est, I was in the museum and saw
quite a number of mummies and other
ancient curiosities. Spent a day at the
Pyramids and then took the train for
Suez a distance of two hundred and
fifty miles; the first part of the road
was in the the valley of the Nile ; you
know the land is watered by
the overflowing of that river, and we
were just in time to see the land in all
its beauty, for miles and miles as far as
we could see was one vast green plain.
There are no fences in Egypt, the
crops are watched by the natives.
We also passed through some beauti
ful groves of the palin trees loaded
with dates. The last part of our
journey was through a sandy desert,
which in Bible times was call
ed the land of Goshan, you remem
ber that is the part of Egypt that
Joseph's friends occupied. It is now
covered with sand. We spent a week
at Suez waiting on our ship; spent
part of the time gathering up shells
from the sea shore. We had it very
warm on the lied sea and Indian ocean;
just made one stop]which wasat Ceylon
island, or Colombo city. This is where
we get most of our spices, coffee and
tea. We visited the museum and had
a drive to the cinnamon gardens; saw
it growing and got some branches to
bring back to the ship. Wo landed in
Calcutta, spent three days in this city
and then started up country. Our
mission field is iu the Punjab or North
India, about fifteen hundred miles from
Calcutta ;we went by railroad. We
had through tickets, but could stop off
if we wished. We visited the city of
Banareß, this is the sacred city of tho
Hindus and one wholly given to idola
try. There are over a thousand
temples or shrines of worship, and over
half a million of idols are worshiped.
I saw them at their worship. Visited
quite a number of temples, among
them was the one in which the Bacred
oxen and cows are kept; saw those
poor ignorant people bowing down to
those dumb animals and placing gar
lands of flowers on their necks, and
at their feet. Was in the monkey
temple, saw over one thousand mon
keys of all sizes jumping and climbing
around. It made me verv sad to
think that th<*y worshiped those dumb
animals. Banares is situated on the
Ganges, or the sacred river. In the
morning we went to see them worship
ing and washing in this river, also the
burning Ghat or place whore the dead
bodies are burned. Oh! I could tell
you of many more things that I saw
while in this city, but I have not time
to put it on paper. You can not tell
how dreadful a thing heathenism is
until you are brought face to face with
it as I have been. As I passed along
through their narrow streets they
would shun me, for they were afraid
they might touch me and be deiiled.
I met one man coming out of a temple
where he bad been worshiping his idol
and before he got to me he cried out :
Don't touch me for lam pure. As I
walked through those places I thanked
God that I had been born in a Christian
land. I longed to tell them of the
true God and that the blood of Jesus
alone could take away sin. We visited
the city of Agra and saw some of the
most baautiful buildings, made of white
marble, ornamented with precious
stones. I can have some idea now of
the beauty of Solomon's temple and
house after seeing these. I visited an
old palace, which washundred of years
old and still very grand. We arrived
in Guyranwala November sth, seventy
three days from the time I bid good
bye to home and dear ones in America.
I am staying with the single ladies.
Mr. and Mrs. Lytle are living with
Mr. Caldwell. We shall be here until
the first of the year and then I do not
kuow where I shall be stationed.
I like India very well so far, but it;
is much different from America. This
is the cool season and we haye it very
pleasant; we have not had any fire in
our house, but the evenings are be
ginning to get cool enough for us to
enjoy a little, but the sun is very warm
at noon. Guyranwala is a city of
twenty-five thousand inhabitants ; we
live a mile out and have a large yard
and garden; the vegetables are just
getting ready for us; the roses are in j
full bloom and the oranges are getting
ripe; we have plenty of them in the
gr.rden. But I miss American apples
very much, we get some here but they
are not so nice as those I got at home.
The farmers are busy putting in their
crops; all that kind of work is done by
oxen, and the ground is watered by
wells; so you see it requires a good
deal of labor to take care of a farm.
There are no fences in this country,
it is just one vast plain.
We have splendid roads; all the tim
ber is planted by the English and
are watered until they get started to
grow. The houses are built very
large, with thick walls and high ceil
ipgs for warm weather; the natives
live in mud houses, don't have any
furniture but a low bed and a stool or
I have spent several days in the
schools under Miss Wilson's charge.
The first missionary work that I done
was.to assist Miss McCullough in the
knitting class, I could do that without
speakin? to them. The women re
garded me more as an object of
curiosity thau anything else, they
would gather around me, examine my
collar and necktie, look at my dress
buttons, etc., they seemed to want to
know all about my dress The wo
men think more about their jewels
than anything else; they wear rings
in their nose, have their ears full aud
also their arms, fingers and toes cover
ed with cheap rings, their dress con
sists of trousers and chudra, or two or
three yards of muslin or calico, thrown
over their head and shoulders. The
men as a general thing have a waist
aDd then a piece of muslin wrapped
about them, they wear six or seven
yards of cloth on their heads. The
children wear very little of any kind.
1 am busy at the language, will soon
be through my primer, I don't fancy
beginning my education over again.
There are thirty-six letters in the Hin
While in America I often thought I
would Bpeak to you on the subject of
religion, but confess that I always put
it off from one time to another until
we parted. I have always been inter
ested in you since the first day wo met
in Fort Sumpter, and longed for the
time to come when you would come
out from the world and confess Christ
before men. You may say, I am try
ing to live an upright life, which I
will not deny, for I know you are a
moral young man, one that wishes to
do just right. Hut remenjber Christ
has said : "Do this iu remembrance
of me," what does that uieau ? by con
fessing Him before the world and join
the church that he has established on
earth. Think of what he has done for
us, gave up heaven and all its enjoy
ments, to redeem us from sin, and how
little He ban asked in return. ,- Son
give me tbine heart." Some make
the excuse that they aro as good as
those in thoehurcb, but we are not to
take our friends as patterns. We have
a perfect pattern to follow and are ask
ed to follow in the footsteps of our
Divine teacher. If I did not feel and
know the peace that comes from believ
ing and trusting the Savior I would
not be so anxious to have others ac
cept Him ; but I would not exchange
my hopes for all this world. I joined
the church when quite young, and can
testify to th» joy that comes from be
lieving in Jesus and trusting in him
for salvation I know you enjoy some
of the pleas-ures of the world that you
wonld have to give up, but what are
all the pleasures of this world compar
pared with what Jesus has in store
for bis children. "For eye hath uot
seen, or ear beard the things God has
prepared for those that love Him."
We only have a few short years to
live and then will have to bid farewell
to things of earth, and live an eternity
in happiness or misery. Jesus is
waiting for you to come. Yes, he is
knocking at the door of your heart,
will you not open the door and bid
Him come in and enjoy His company.
There is nothing for us to do but be
lieve, tiike Him at His word. You
may thi uk that you are not fit or good
enough to join the church, "Jesus says,
My gra.-e is sufficient for you," "I come
not to -call the righteous, but sinners to
repentance." Will you not begin the
new year by giving yourself to Him ?
I have and will pray for you and I
want you to pray for yourself. Write
and tell me what you think about the
matter. With, the prayer that you
may be led by the Spirit of God to
(make this choice and that vou shall
find Jesus the truest and best friend,
and if never permitted to meet on
earth again, I shall hope to meet jou
in heaven. Your true friend,
IIOW TO I>o IT.
The Way Editors Should Ap
ply lor PftNH Vti.
Bill Xye of the Maramie Boomerang
suggests to editors the following form
I of letter in applyiug for railway passes
| The phraseology is original with Nye,
but many a General Passenger Agent
, will testify that the noble and inde
pendent ideas are as old as the bills :
> OFFICE OF FREEDOMS BIGLE HORN, |
WAHOO, NEU., Feb. 22, 1882. F
To Hon. J. Q. Gall, General Passen
ger and Ticket Agent J. I. M. C. R.
O. W. By., Chicago, 111 :
DEAR Snt:—Unfortunately you
have never experienced the glad thrill
and holy joy of my acquaintance.
You have groped through the long
and dreary heretofore without that
solemn gladness that you might have
enjoyed had Providence thrown you in
the golden sunlight of my smile.
I have addressed you at this moment
for the piupose of ascertaining your
mental convictions relative to obtain
ing a pass over your voluptuous liue.
I The Bugle Horn being only a senii-an
| nual, you will probably have some lit
tle reservation about issuing an annual
[ on the strength of it.
This, however, is a fatal error on
It is true that this literary blood
searcher and kidney-polisher, if I may
be allowed that chaste and eccentric ex
pression, does not occur very often,
but when it does shoot athwart the
journalistic horizon, error and cock
eyed ignorance begiu to seek tall grass.
You will readily see how it is in
my power to throw your road into the
bands of a receiver in a few days. It
will occur to you instantly that, with
the enormous power in my hands,
something should be done at once to
muzzle and subsidize me. The Bugle
Horn stands upon the pinnacle of pure
and untarnished independence. Her
clarion notes are ever heard above din
of war and in favor of the poor, the
down-trodden and the oppressed. Still
it is my solemn duty to foster and en
courage a few poor and deserving
I have already taken your road ond
so to speak, placed it upon its feet.
Time aud again I have shut my eyes
to unpleasant facts, relative to your
line, because I did not wish to crush a
young and growing industry. I can
point to many instances where hot
boxes and other outrages upon the
travelling public have been Ignored by
me and allowed to pass by.
Last fall you had a wash-out at Jim
town, which was criminally inexcusa
ble in its character, but I passed silent
ly over the occurrence in order that
you might redeem yourself. One of
your conductors, an overgrown bald
beaded pelican from Laramie, a man of
no literary ability and who could not
write a poem to save his measly pol
luted soul from perdition, once started
the train out of Wahoo when I was
within of a mile of the depot and
left me gazing thoughtfully down the
track with a 150' pound hand trunk to
carry back home with me.
What did Ido ? Did I go to the
telegraph office and wire you to stop
the train and kill the conductor with a
coal pick ? Did I cut short his un
profitable life and ruin the road with
my cruel pen ?
I hushed up the matter. I kept it
out of the papers so far as possible in
order that your soulless corporation
might have a new lease of life.
Another time when my pass and
pocket money had expired at about the
same moment and I undertook to
travel upon my voluptuous shape, a
red headed conductor whose soul has
never walked upon the sunlit hills of
potent genius, caught me by the bosom
of the pants and forcibly ejected me
from the traiu while it was in motion
and with such vigor and enthusiasm
that I rolled down au embankment
100 feet with frightful. rapidity and
loss of life.
I larire bottle of tanzy and sweet
spirit hear my prayer, which I had
concealed about my person to keep off
malaria and rattle snakes, was fright
fully crushed and segregated. Besides
all this my feelings were hurt and out
raged, and so was the portico of my
Others would have burned down a
water tank, or dusted off a crossing
with tho mangled corpse of the gener
al passenger agent, but I did not. I
wound up my bleeding heart, and
walked home beneath the cold un
blinking stars and forgave the cruel
I now ask you whether in view of
all this you will or will not, stand in
the pathway of your company's suc
cess. Will you refuse me a pass and
call down upon yourself the avalanche
of my burning wrath, or will you grant
me on annual, and open such an era of
prosperity for the J. I. M. C. 11. O.
W. Railway as it never before knew ?
Do you want the aid aud encour
agement of the Bugle Horn and suc
cess, or do you want its opposition
and a pauper's grave beneath the blue
eyed Johnny jump-upe of the valley ?
Ostensibly I am independent and
fearless, but if you are looking around
for a journal to subsidize, do not forget
the number of my postoffice box. I
have made and unmade several rail
roads already, and it makes me shud
der to think of the horrible fate which
awaits you if you hold your nose too
high and stiffen your official neck.
Should you enclose the pass, I
would be very grateful to you for any
little suggestions durinir the year as to
what mv fearless and outspoken opinion
should lie relative to your company.
Hoping to hear from you favorably
in the contiguous ultimately, I bog
leave to wish you a very pleasant bou
vivant. Very sincerely yours,
K pii IU AM BATJCB,
1 Moulder of Public Sentiment,
.4 \cw YV»> <>l KcviHins the
The laws of Carolina do not
permit divorces, but for a |>eriod of a
| few years a divorce could be had ou
tin- same grounds as provided for in
New York, but the circumstances un
der which this law came to be enacted
are most remarkable and amusing. In
an interview with a Philadelphia Press
reporter, a prominent clergyman says:
'I have my information from one of the
most prominent lawyers of South Car
olina, and I can vouch for its truthful
ness. In 1871, by a resolution of the
South Carolina Legislature, the Judic
iary Committee was instructed to re
model the entire civil and criminal code
of the State. At that time considerable
ill-will existed between the whites and
colored population in consequence of
the former attempting to enforce some
obnoxious laws which entailed hard
ships upon the citizens of color. As a
concession to the latter two colored
Legislators were selected to remodel
the code, with the power to select a third
party. Their choice was a barrister
named Rind, a former citizen of New
Hampshire, aud at that time a Legisla
tor. When the sub-committee met
oue of the colored statesmen remarked
that they had a soft job. Bind remon
strated and said that the work was
'What,' ejaculated the colored law
maker, 'we get SIO,OOO a piece for the
work, and you being a lawyer, can eas
ily do it. That's what, we put you on
the committee for.' Bind objected to
being forced to do all the labor, and the
matter was finally compromised upon
the basis that none of them should do
the work, and, instead, the code of
some Northern State should be copied
The Legislative days were coming to
a close, and in order to hasten matters,
the school children for miles around
were pressed into service as copyists.
NEW YORK CODB ADOPTED.
"The New York code was adopted
as the law of the future. Leaves from
these books were given out to the
scholars to be capied with the instruc
tion to simply change the word New
York and substitute South Carolina.
The work was completed just in time
to be introduced in the Legislature,
and on the day of the adjournment the
New York code became the law of
South Carolina. The huge pile of
manuscript was delivered to the prin
ter, and the three sages of the south
When the new code was printed and
issued, the lawyers discovered that the
Legislature had made provision for the
regulation of pilotage pertaining to the
Bay of South Carolina and the Hudson
River. Long Island sound was cared
for, and certain provisions about Lake
Krie were mentioned. Particular care
was taken of the city of South Caroli
na and its aldermanic representation,
while Hlackwell's Island, Sing Sing
and Auburn Prisons were provided for.
A sensation followed the discovery of
the trick, and at the next meeting of
the Legislature the three modelers of
the law were on hand. The experts
who revised the code left in that por
tion of the New York law appertaining
to divorce, and thus for a few years it
was possible to obtain a divorce in
South Carolina. The constitutional
convention which followed this mixed
state of affairs failed to agree upon the
divorce question, however, and di
vorces connot now be had in South
The Xow Swindle wlilcli Scoop
ed a Michigan Hunk.
This is about the way it is worked :
A respectably dressed stranger steps
into a bank, draws a check for S2OO,
$:500 or $f»00 from a check-book taken
from his own pocket, bearing the name
of a distant bank that never had an
existence, and asks the banker to for
ward it for him and collect. The
banker may be foolish enough to send
the check to the bank upon which it is
drawn, and if he does "the man at the
other end," wherever the supposed
bank is located, returns a draft on New
York for the amount, which of course,
is worthless. Swindler No. 1 calls for
it in a day or two and it is handed to
him, but he requests to have the cur
rency, less exchange and any other
charges, as he desires to use the
money immediately. The banker
readily accommodates him, and does
not find that he is swindled uutil be
bears from the New York bank.
This game was played upon three
banks in this city, a few days since,
but only in one case was it successful,
that of the Jackson county bank, which
cashed the bogus check of s2f>o. The
others took the precaution to send the
check to a well known bank, and of
course received an answer that no such
bunk as the check was drawn on exist
ed and the thing was a swindle. The
chance of the swindlers to realize, of
course, lies in the event of the first
check l>eing sent direct to the imagin
ary bank upon which it is drawn.
The men who worked the scheme here
registered at Van Duscn's Transient
hotel, near the depot, as Charles Gray
and Hiram Smith. They left immed
iately on fretting their bogus draft
cashed, and no clue to them has yet
been obtained. —Jackson Citizen.
[Cleveland Plain Dealer.]
Mr. Theodore Hively, tobacco and
cigar dealer' 109 Seneca Street, was
recently laid up with rheumatism so
that he couldn't walk. After lil>eral
use of various prcperations he purchas
ed a bottle of St. Jacobs Oil, and, to
use his own exgression' "It was the
first thing to afford him any thing like
relief." He has completely recovered
by its use.
"Excuse me, Miss Mahoney, but
may 1 inquire what this arrangement
means that you have hung upon the
kitchen wall ?" "Oh, that! Sure an'
it's a dado, mum, and just wait till you
see the beautiful paycock's feather I'll
be after hanging over the dure. It's
issthetic 1 am, mum, if you plaze, and
my yallery greenery young man's
coniin' here to take tay wid mo this
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lion Muck .Wakett a Jinn Rich.
'To oe rich,' said Wm. L. Marcy, at
oue time Secretary of State, requires
only a satisfactory coudition of mind.
Oue man may be rich with a hundred
dollars, while another in possession of
millions, may think hiuiself poor, and
if necessities of life are enjoyed by
each it is evident that the man who is
best satisfied with his position is the
richest.' To illustrate this idea Mr.
Marcy related the following anecdote:
'While I was Governor of the State of
New York I was called upon one
i morning at my office by a rough speci
men of backwoodsman, who stalked in
and commenced conversation by inquir
ing if this was Mr. Marcy ? I replied
that was my name. 'Bill Marcy,'
said he. I nodded assent. 'Used to
live in Southport, didn't ve.' I ans
wered in the affirmative, and began to
feel a little curious to know who my
visitor was, and what he was driving
at. 'That's what I told 'cm,' said the
backwoodsman, bringing his baud
down on his thigh with tremendous
force. 'I told 'em you was the same
Bill Marcy who used to live in South
port; but they woulden't believe it and
I promised the next time I came to
Albany to come and see you and find
out for sartin. Why, you know me,
don't you Bill ?' I didn't exactly
like to ignore his acquaintance alto
gether, but for the life of me I could
not recollect having seen him and so I
roplied that he had a familiar counte
nance, but that 1 was not able to call
him by name. My name is Jack
Smith" answered the backwoodsman,
'and we used to go to school together
thirty years ago in the little red
school house in old Southport. Well
times have changed since then, and
you have been a great man, and got
rich, I suppose.' I shook my head,
and was going to contradict that im
pression when he broke in: 'Oh! yes
you are. I know you are rich ; no use
denying it. You was Comptroller for
—for a long time; and the next time
we heard of you you was Governor.
You must have a heap of money, and
I am glad of it-giad to see you getting
along so smart. You was always a
smart lad at school, and I knew you
would come to something.' I thanked
him for his good wishes and opinion,
but told him that political life did not
pay as well as he imagined. 'I sup
pose, said I, 'fortune has smiled upon
you since you have left Southport?'
'Oh ! yes,' said he, 'I hain't got noth
ing to complain of. I must say I have
got along right smart. You see
shortly after you left Southport our
whole family moved up into Vermont,
and put right into the woods, and I
reckon our family cut down more trees
and cleared more land than any other
in the whole State.' 'And so you havo
made a good thing of it. 'How much
do you consider yourself worth ?' I
asked, feeling a little curious to know
what be considered a fortune, as he
seemed to be so well satisfied with his.
'Well,' he replied, I don't know exact
ly bow much I am worth; but I think,'
straightening himself up, 'if all my
debts were paid I should be worth
three hundred dollars clear cash !' lie
was rich for he was satisfied.'
The Ledger, of Eastern, Md., says
that a valentine sent by a youth in
Washington to a girl in Easton recalls
the story of a name of note in Ameri
can history. The name of the sender
of the missive is Return J. Meigs, and
the same Christian name has been in
the Meigs family for several genera
tions. Many years ago, in anti-revo
lutionary days, Jonathan Meigs court
ed a young lady who rejected his ad
dresses. Meigs coutinued to love the
girl, and, though too proud and sensi
tive to try a second time to .vin her,
he determined never to marry anyone
else, and to live and die a bachelor un
less she, of her own volition, relented.
After a few years the lady did relent,
or perhaps got to Know her own heart
better, and sent a letter to her former
suitor Meigs got the letter and found
in it only two words: 'Return, Jona
than.' It was enough. Jonathan did
return and made her his wife. Their
first child was baptized 'Return Jona
than,' to commemorate the brief letter
that saved the Meigs family from ex
tinction, and from that day to this
there has been a Return J. Meigs in
every generation. The sender of the
valentine referred to is the grandson
of M. C. Meigs, late Quartermaster-
There has been a feeling widely
prevalent that milk and beef were an
tagonistic qualities—that a good milch
cow would necessarily make poor beef.
Pacts do not sustain this notion.
Shorthorns are often great milkers and
such cows, when dry, fatten well.
The I)utch cattle fatten well also, and
so do the Devons, aud yet both, es
pecially the former, are famous for
milk. The Guernseys have been bred
for milk and butter, and at the same
time for beef points. The yellow color
in J,he skin aud in the butter has also
been cultivated, so that it is exhibited
iu an extraordinary decree. The cows
average one-fourth and possibly one
third heavier than the Jerseys, and
given on an average a proportionately
large quantity of milk. After they
have been longer tested, no doubt there
will be found many cows which will
compete closely with the famous Jer
seys so well known as great milk and
butter cows-— American Agriculturist
If you have the least uneasiness in
your stomach Peruna will immediately
correct the function.
Butter from Holland was imported
into New York city this week. It is
of the finest quality, and sold for 44
cents j»er pound.
A neighbor of Mr. Miggs' glancing
out of the window, observed that esti
mable man plugging up the knot
holes in his back yard fence, and ven
tured to ask: 'Any hard feelings agin'
the woman ncxtdoor?' 'No,'returned
Miggs, placidly. 'Mrs. M.'s got rheu
matiz in the jaw and the doctors says
she must keep quiet.'
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