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Jury JLi»t lor April Term.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn for a S|>ecial
Term of Court, commencing Monday April 24,
Allen Thomas C, Oonnoquenessing, N
Beck Joseph, Butler twp, farmer.
Buckholilt A I', Allegheny'twp, harilware.
Coon Samuel, Mercer twp, farmer.
Crowl 1' L, Washington tp, I'armeV.
Dnffy E, Marion tp, farmer.
Dodds \V W, Prospect boro, farmer.
Davidson James, Adams tp, farmer.
Kmrick John, Summit tp, farmer.
Fulton Leslie, Clinton tp, farmer,
fiarmin Joseph, Lancaster tp, farmer.
Glenn J J, Washington tp, farmer.
Gordon Jas, Brady tp,'farmer.
Gallagher Andrew, Clearfield tp, farmer.
Graham Jos, Brady tp, farmer.
Hartzog Casper, Jackson. W, 'gentleman.
Hutchinson A M. Concord tp, farmer.
Ho fate in Fredrick Lancaster tp, shoemaker.
Hartzeli W F, Penn tp, farmer.
Knatiff Nicholas, Jackson tp, W, farmer.
La wall John Jr, Winfield tp. farmer,
Lowry J F, Butler boro, hotel clerk.
Lyon D H, Butler boro, laborer.
Langhlin \Vm, Marion tp, farmer.
McKiwain Nelson, Washington tn, farmer.
Martin John, Parker tp, farmer.'
Mechling J H, Washington tp, farmer.
Mcl.ure John M, Prospect, farmer.
McGee W F, Ilarrisville boro, mechanic.
Millingcr S 11, Oakland tp, farmer.
Martin Jas Sr, Clearfield tp, farmer.
McElwain Hcuben, Butler boro, laborer.
MeCarnes James, Summit tp, farmer.
McElhaney Robert, Cherry tp, J P.
Murtland W W, Fairview, farmer.
McLaughlin Dom, Karns City boro, black
Richards M L, Buffalo tp, farmer.
Rose Jacob, Forward tp, farmer.
Riehen Jacob, Buller boro, laborer.
Wallace Peter, Muddycreek tp, farmer.
Wymer John, Muddycreek farmer.
Wright Alex, Butler boro, clerk.
Petition for Dissolution ol
Bonanza Oil C'onipany.
In the Court of Common Picas of Butler
county : In the matter of the application of
the Bonanza Oil Company for a decree of dis
Notice is hereby given that the Bonanzo Oil
Company, a corporation organized under the
Act of Assembly of April 29, l.*r4, entitled,
"An act to provide for the incor|>oration and
regulation of certain corporations," will, on the
twenty-fourth day of April, A. D., 1882, present
to the Court of Common Pleas of Butler coun
ty, under the seal of the said corporation, and
by mid with the consent of a majority of a
meeting of its corporators duly convened, a
petition praying for a decree of dissolution of
the said corporation under the provisions of the
actof Assembly insnch ease made and provided.
Solicitor for the Bonanza Oil Company.
Estate of Narali Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Sarah Mil
ler, deceased, late of Washington township,
Butler county, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
payment and those having claims against the
s&me to present them dqly authenticated for
settlement. PHILIP HILLIARD, Adm'r.
maß Milliards, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Isaac €. Miller?
.Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of I#aac C. M il
ler, deceased, late of Washington township,
Butler county, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
payment and those having claims against the
same will present them duly authenticated for
settlement. PHILIP HILLIARD, Adm'r.
maß Milliards, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Robert Love.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Robert
I-ove, deceased, latp fit Clinton TOV'hship, Butler
county, Pa., having lieeu granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will nloase make immediate pay
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Sarversvllle I'. 0., Kutler Co., I'a.
Estate of James JleDcavilt.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate or James McDea
vltt, deceased, late of Brady township, Uu'lcr Co..
Pa., I*ll persons knowing tlteinaelws Indebted to
said estate will please make nayment and any
having claims against the same will present them
duly authenticated for payment.
JXO. A. GLENN, ,-Admrs.
West Liberty, Butler Co., l'a, 8m
Estate ot Mary Ward.
Letters testamentary having bppn granted to
the undersigned on till: estate of Mary Ward,
deceased, late ol Parker township, Buller Co.,
Pa., all persons know ing themselves indebted
to said ennte will make Immediate payment
and those having claims against ibe sane will
present them duly authenticated lor settlement.
J. p. HOOVER, Ex'r.
P. 0. #°rih Hope, Butler Co., Pa. lm
Estate of Wni. G. Shorts.
Letters of administration baying Uecn grunted
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Shorts, deceased, late of Connoquencsslng twp.,
itutier comity, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
immediate payment, and any having claims
agalpst the same will present thoin duly authen
ticated for payment. T. t*. BUORTB, Ex'r.
Connoquenetsing P. ()., Butler Co., Pa. lm
Estate of William Fleming.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigued on flic of Win. *'lem
'l"g, deceased, latc'ol BUITJIO township, Butler
county, Pa., all persous knowing themselves
Indebted to said estate will please make pay
n cut, and thofe having claims agaiust t 1 e
same will present them duly anthentlciied for
R. M. IIAHIIISON. > Adin'rs.
Sarversville P. 0.. Butler county, Pa.
Estate of Geo. tVliitcsides.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
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sides, dee'd, late ol .Middlesex township, Hutler
county, I'a., all persons knowing themselves
indebted to said estate arc heteby notified that
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ing claims against the smie to present them
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It resulted in a lawsuit.
The culmination was on the sixth
day of September, IhSI, —that strange
yellow day that attracted so much at
tention in the Eastern and Middle
.States, —and the place of the trial was
Jacob's farm-house was near the
Cove, about seven miles below Albany.
From his door he could look down on
the Hudson. The Cove, by the old
landing, with its decayed houses, was
also visible. The cars racing along
the farther shore of the river were a
lively feature. A dozen miles lower
down the valley the river hides behind
the Catskills.
In the house thus picturesquely situ
ated, Jacob and his ancestors had lived
for ninety years. The family name
was an inheritance.
Jacob was forty-two years old, tall,
blonde, with a mobile face, and a dash
of red in his cheeks.
On the seventeenth day of Septem
ber, of the year previous to that of the
yellow day, Jacob was awakened in
the night. He heard his pigs squeal
ing and "bucking," as he termed it,
against his house. He went out, half
dressed, and found the pig-pen a heap
of embers. Mary, his wife, and Wil
liam, his bov, came out. They found
all the pigs, but they were scorched
and knocking about, and one died in a
few minutes of his burns. The family
went to bed again, but did not sleep
In the morning Jacob got out his in
surance policy, and he and Mary and
Willie looked it over. They did not
see anything about a pig-pen in it, and
so he put it away again.
A week later Jacob's small barn,
four rods south of his house, burned.
It was in the day-time, in the afternoon.
Jacob came back from Albany at five
o'clock, and saw only the vacancy.
Willie said that at three o'clock it was
on fire. Some of th-; neighbors had
come, but nothing could he done. It
was of pine boards, thirty years old,
and empty.
The insurance policy had 'all about
the barns' in it. Jacob therefore went
down to 'Silas's,' at the Cove, and
made an application for an award.
They had a local insurance company
in town. They had seen 'euough' of
large companies; the mutual affair at
home was better. Jacob's policy was
in the home company.
As soon as Jacob told his story,
Silas said it was all right.
The committee cainc next day.
They awarded Jacoba hundred dollars.
It was satisfactory.
Five days later Jacob's large barn,
farther away from the house and on
the other side, north (towards Albany),
where all his hay and wagons and im
plements and crops were, suddenly
took fire aud burned up.
It was 'astonishing!' What could
have caused it ? It was a heavy loss
this time. Jacob had hard work to
get his horses out and save them ; all
else was; consumed. It was a very
mysterious fire; all three of the fires
had been mysterious. This last fire
occurred in the edge of the evening,
just as it was growing dark. Jacob
was at home in his house, and did not
know of the conflagration until a
woman oame from the next house,
'I didn't know you had any enemy,
Jacob,' said old William Kamter, just
after the fire.
'1 didn't, either,' said Jacob gloom
There was comfort in the fact that
the property had been insured. The
day after the burning, Jacob weut
again to the Cove and made his appli
'Something seems to be after you,
Jacob,' said Silas, eying him keenly.
'Yes,' said Jacob sadly.
Silas wrote the required papers, and
said the committee would come up
soon. The very next morning, at
nine o'clock, the committee were on
hand and examining the place where
the barn had stood. They were 'at it'
raore than two hours. There was a
great deal of measuring and making
inquiries; they said it was a heavy
loss. Besides the long examination of
the place where the large barn had
been, they had the curiosity to go aud
look once more where the small barn
had been, and took some measurements
there, and they poked in the ashes of
the hog-pen, aud walked about the
premises. One of them carried a book,
and jotted down the measurements
and other items.
The committee delayed making any
award. They said it was an import
ant matter, and they would take time.
After three days Jacob went down
to the Cove and inquired of Silas. The
answer was that the board would meet
before the end of the week, and that
then something would be done about
it. Some of Jacob's own immediate
friends and neighbors belonged to the
board. He spoke to them about it;
they seemed reticent.
There was delay, and another visit
of the committee, with more measur
ing, and a first and then a second meet
ing of the board. After about fifteen
days, however, Silas walked up from
the Cove, a distauce of two miles, and
left a letter with Mary for Jacob.
When Jacob came in to dinner he
got the letter. It had the insurance
company heading, aud said :
SIR, —In the case of the barn on
your premises, which burned on the
29th of September, 1880, it is decided,
in view of all the circumstances, that
no award will be made.
This was signed by Silas, as secre
tray of the company.
A week later Jacob was in a lawyer's
office in Albany, in a private consulta
'I don't want no lawing,'3aid Jacob,
'and my wife says so, too, although
we cannot stand to lose eighteen hun
dred dollars.'
'Are you going to let them say you
burned the buildings ?' said the law
'They dar'n't say it,' replied Jacob,
'That is the meaning of it,' said the
Jacob was silent. The old family
name, distinguished for honesty, was
at stake, as well as the property.
The papers were served in Novem
ber, and in January the cause was on
the calendar at the Albany circuit of
the Supreme Court of the State. The
calendar is always crowded, and there
is delay in coming to trial The cause
was not reached until September the
sth, 1881, at an adjourned circuit, the
day before the famous yellow day, al
ready alluded to.
The city hall, in which the courts
were held, having been destroyed by
; Ore a short time before, the circuit was
held in the Assembly chamber of the
old Capitol. It seemed to Jacob an
imposing scene, as he entered the
famous room where so many laws
were made, and in which the law was
to be administered in his case. He had
to wait, hanging arouud the court for
three days before his case was reached.
The time was not lost to him. He
beard several trials, which were as in
teresting as storv books.
At five o'clock, on the evening of
the nth of September, number ninety
oa the calendar, which was Jacob's
case, was reached. Jacob's lawyer
and the opposing counsel announced
tt emselves ready. Jacob was invited
forward to a seat by the side of his
lawyer, and the drawing of a jury be
gan immediately.
A few were rejected, but before six
o'clock—the hour for adjournment—
twelve men who were satisfactory to
both sides had been secured, and Jacob's
lawyer had opened the case, and the
trial was fairly begun.
The Court accompanied its annouce
ment of the recess until morning with
a warning to the jury not to allow any
one to talk with them about the case.
Jacob did not sleep that night. He
was at the American hotel, a quarter
of a mile down State street, in front of
the Capitol. He and his wife were on
the third floor, at the end of the ball, in
room Xo. 241. As Jacob was going
to his room, a large man, with dark,
piercing eyes, standing in the door of
room No. 239, said, 'Your case is on,
hey ?'
'Yes,' said Jacob, as he was passing.
'You'd better look sharp,' said the
large man.
'Why?' inquired Jacob, wondering
ly, as he paused.
'Hough business, burning down
buildings,' said the large man harshl} ;
and he closed the door of his room
with a bang.
Jacob passed on to his own apart
ment. There he talked over the events
of the day with his wife. When he
tried to sleep that night, the Assembly
chamber and the face of the large man
in room No. 239 haunted him.
In the morning, after breafast, down
in the front hall, Jacob met the large
man again.
'Try a twist at it to-day, I s'pose,'
said the large man sharply to Jacob.
'Yes, the trial,' answered Jacob,
'Somebody has been committing an
awful crime,' observed the large man.
'Have you seen the sky ?'
'Yes; it is strange," said Jacob, not
perceiving the connection
'They say it is the end of the world,
—Sodom and Gomorrah,' said the
large man ; and he turned and walked
At ten o'clock the Court convened.
As Jacob approached the Capitol steps,
he saw a chubby person, on the brick
pavement at the foot of the steps, ex
plaining to a group of people his views
of the weather. 'I do not think my
self,' said the chubby person, glancing
at the yellow canopy, 'that it is any
thing supernatural, but I have seen
fifty people this morning who think it
is the end of the world.'
Jacob found it oppressive in the
Court. The Judge said it was a
gloomy room and a gloomy day. and
directed the oflicers to light the gas.
The artificial light did not relieve the
atmospheric pallor very much, although
it enabled the Judge and the lawyers
to read their paper.
Jacob, and Mary his wife, and Willie,
aDd the woman who saw the fire first,
and came to Jacob's house, screaming,
testified to the facts. This, with the
documentary evidence, made the plain
tiffs case. The short-hand vriter of
the Court took down the evidence very
rapidly, and at about twelve o'clock
the plaintiff's side of the case was be
fore the Jury.
Then the opposing counsel proceeded
to open the defeuse. After a few gen
eral statements he began to hint that
there was a painful revelation to be
made bearing upon th« character of the
plaintiff. The intimation was that
Jacob had burned his own buildings to
get the insurance.
'That is a mean and contemptible
insinuation,' exclaimed Jacob's lawyer,
springing to his feet, 'and you have no
right to suggest such a thing, when
you know you can't prove it!'
'Sir,'rejoined the opposing lawyer,
uttering the words with a pause after
each, and a scathing hiss that made
Jacob's flesh creep, 'we will prove it."
Jacob felt as if the very ground was
opening beneath him, as the lawyer
went on, with diabolical coolness, to
state that they had, although with some
difficulty, secured the very witness who
saw 'this miscreant' (indicating Jacob)
lire his own buildings. Happening to
turn his head just then, Jacob saw the
large man sitting within six feetof him,
and watching him closely. This com
pleted his confusion. The subsequent
proceedings upon the trial were not
very clearly apprehended by Jacob.
The Court took a recess for dinner.
As Jacob went to his room the large
man stood in the door of room No. 239
again. 'Hard at it, hey ?' he said, as
Jacob passed.
'Yes, but they can't prove it,' said
Jacob, with a determined accent
'.Sir,' said the large man severely,
'they can prove anything, if they have
the evidence,' and the large man wen*,
into his room and banged the door
In the afternoon the evidence upon
the part of the defense was given. The
first witnesses ca'led upyn that side did
not seem very important to the case.
They were, howeyer, some of Jacob's
neighbors and the evidence was very
painful to him ou that account. One
testified tha' there could not have been
as much hay in the barn when it was
burned as Jacob insisted there was
' Another thought that Jacob bad exag
gerated the size of the bay where the
hay was store<f, and he thought, for that
reasou, there could not have been as
much as was represented. Still an
■ other had walked over Jacob's farm
when the hay and grain were growing,
and was confident that there wa9 only
a 'middliu' crop,' and by no means as
; much as the plaintiff claimed.
The opposingcounsel explained, with
a glance at the Jury, that this evidence
was presented not only as tearing upon
j the question of the amount of the loss,
but as showing more clearly tho nature
of the attempt, 'on the part of this
wretched man,' to defraud his neigh
There was a significant pause. The
opposing counsel held a whispered con
versation with his assistant attorney,
and with some men whom Jacob recog
nized as members of the board; he
then rose and said impressively, 'We
call Gotlieb Jansen."
A short, elderly man, rather thin
than full faced, but evidently a Ger
man, was sent forward from the back
seats. Jacob recognized him; he was
a 'hired man,' who worked about the
neighborhood at the Cove.
Jansen gave his testimony through
an officer of the Court who acted as in
terpreter. His statement was that,
standing 'over beyond' a hollow, a
quarter of a mile away, iu the field
back of Jacob's large barn, he had seen
Jacob come behind the barn, deliber
ately strike a match, and set the straw
and hay and barn on fire.
The cross-examination of this wit
nefs by Jacob's counsel was the inter
esting feature of the trial.
'Ask him,' said the counsel, 'if he
could see how Jacob was dressed.'
'He says 'yes he could," responded
the interpreter, after putting the ques
tion to the witness.
'Ask him what color his clothes
'He says be wore brown, or a kind
of red iron-cloth overalls.'
'Ask hiru whether Jacob had on
boots or shoes.'
Dey vos poots,—dey vos poots,"
said the witness, making a cross-lots
answer in broken English to save
'You understand my question ?' said
the counsel.
"Yaas, vaas, I untersthan,' said
•Ask him in German,'said the Court
to the interpreter.
The interpreter complied, and re
sponded, 'He says they were boots.'
'Ask him what time of day it was,'
said the counsel.
"He savs it was just getting dark.'
Ask him what Jacob had arouud
his neck, when he saw him strike the
match and set the fire.'
'He says it was a black handker
'Ask him if he could see him plain.'
'He says 'yes.'
'Ask him whether he had on stock
ings,' said the counsel.
This question caused a slight ripple
of meriment. Old Gotlieb glanced
around, saw the fun, and laughing and
shaking his head said, 'Naw, naw,
could not tell de shtockings.'
There was a brief re-direct examina
tion, in which Gotlieb stated stated
that he did not mean that he actually
saw the match, but only saw Jacob
stoop over and strike, as if it was a
match, and then saw it kindle, and
saw it grow to a large tire. He also
explained that the overalls were blue
instead of red.
It was apparent that Gotlieb's left
eye had been injured or lost. His ex
amination was concluded by a single
question, asked by Jacob's lawyer,
which drew out from Gotlieb the ans
wer; 'New, naw, can only see from von
As the concluding evidenco in the
case Jacob was now recalled formally
to deny,as the rules of evidence require,
the statements made by the witnesses
against him. As be came upon the
witness-stand, it was apparent that a
great change had come over him. Was
there such a pallor upon his face, or
was it the strange yellow light of that
strange day ? His voice had sunk al
most to a whisper, and he seemed
weak and uncertain in his steps, lie
quietly answered 'on' to the long, for
mal questions involving the statements
which had been made against him, and
that closed the evidence in the case.
The counsel summed up:' the oppos
ing counsel assuming and urging to
the jury that Jacob was the profound
cst rascal and hypocrite in the county,
and Jacob's lawyer asserting that Got
lieb was a perjurer. In a few words
the court charged the jury, and they
were sent out, in the keeping of three
officers, to a committee-room, to delib
erate and find a verdict.
It was nearly six o'clock; the court
adjourned for the the day. It had
been a dreadful day to Jacob. He had
not imagined that his old and near
neighl>ors could look upou him as a
rascal, and he had not supposed any
man living would have dared to assail
his good name as the opposing lawyer
had assailed it. The revelation of
these facts, the strange story told by
Gotlieb, and the gloom of the strange
day seemed to mingle in a dreadful
night mare as he walked to the hotel.
He went to his room, and lay down,
and closed his eyes, hoping to rest.
The scenes of the day were as vivid
before him as a'pieture. And, through
theiu, he would remember from time
to time, with a sudden sharp throb,
the dreadful suspense he he was under.
'Suppose the jury should find against
him!' His father had been one of the
consistory of a church when living,
and Jacob himself had long been a
church member. The hurt to his rep
utation and to the family name was
the sharpest sting.
Jacob got up, and went to the 'far
end' of hall to ask Willie to come.
Willie's room was empty. Jaeobcome
back, and with his wife had familv
prayers iu their room. It was ten
o'clock. His anxiety was intense
He knew where the jury-room was.
He knew that when the jury agreed
th»y wou'd seal up their verdict and
se, aratc, lieeause the judge bad told
them to do s<>, and to bring in their
verdict in the morning. He walked
up to the Capitol, and, looking at the
windows, saw ibet all wa» dark. On
his return the large man was in the
hall, up-stairs near bis door.
'I tLink the jury nutt-t bare agreed,'
suggested Jacob falteringly. 'I see it
is all dark in their room.'
'Sir,' saitl the laige man, glaring at
him, nud speaking with a withering
! severity in his tone and manner that
' made Jacob shrink as if be had receiv
! Ed the cut of n whip-lash, 'the jury has
; found against you ; I heard of it half
and hour ago.'
Jacob's eyes fell, and the jrreat mis
ery settled tlown upon his heart He
turned silently, and walked away to
bis room. What was the night that
followed to Jacob Wilson ' Those
who have suddenly lost a good name
may perhaps understand it.
Jacob did not stir out of his room
until court-time, next morning Then,
as be descended the hotel stairs, every
one seemed to him to be looking at
him, and shunning him. He wasyery
pale and weak, and walked slowly,
breathing short. He had a century of
family pride behind him ; and he felt
that he was going to meet his doom,
—to pass under a cloud, that might
never lie lifted.
As he walked up the Capitol steps,
a man near inquired of another, 'Did
that jury agree last night?'
'Yes,' was the reply.
'How did they find?'
'Ain't supposed to know,' said the
other, indifferently.
Jacob passed on iutothe court-room.
The judge was just taking his seat.
'Mr. Clerk,' said the judge, 'you
may take the verdict of that jury that
was out last nigbt. I see they are all
Jacob had not yet sat down. He
stood by a seat, looking. He had
steeled himself; he was white and
'Gentlemen,' said the clerk, 'have
you agreed upon your verdict ?'
'We have, replied the foreman, ris
ing, and handing a buff envelope to an
officer. The officer carried it to the
, clerk. The clerk offered it to the
'Open it,' said the judge, seutcn
Jacob saw the clerk tear open the
envelope, unfold the paper it contained,
aud give it a long, earnest look.
'Gentlemen of the jury,' said the
clerk, 'you will listen to your verdict
as the court hath recorded it.'
Jacob held his breath.
'You say you find,' continued the
clerk, 'in favor of the plaintiff, in the
sum of eighteen hundred and fifty dol
lars ; and so you all say.'
Thejurj'men nodded.
'You will please vacate the box,
gentlemen,'said the judge. 'Mr. Clerk,
you may now draw a jury in ninety
Jacob stood, his eyes glassy for a
moment, as if unconscious.
'Well, you are all right,' said an of
ficer who stood near him ; and tho offi
cer offered to shake bauds with him.
Jacob put out his hand mechanically,
and got a shake.
A hot flush was seen starting up
from Jacob's neck. His sensitive,
mobile face twisted and worked ; his
chin quivered; He turned and walked
toward the door. He staggered; his
step was almost that of an intoxicated
'What's the matter with that man
that just went out ?' said a lawyer,
who came in a moment later, to an of
ficer near the door.
'Got a verdict in that insurance case,
—full amount. Did n't expect it, I
s'pose.' said the officer, iudifferently.
'Kind of upset him, hey ?' said the
lawyer, laughing.
'Katherly,' said the officer.
Jacob went down the sidewalk tow
ar j the hotel. People did In reality
look at him now, as bo passed, trying
to hide bis flushed face and the tears.
He got to the room and told Mar}',
and tbey had what the landlord de
scribed as 'a time.' The landlord said
that he happened up there, and there
was more praying aud crying than
was allowable in that hotel. As the
painful, nervous strain was taken off,
Jacob became faint, and lay down,
and Mary went out and got him a
Soon there came a knock at Jacob's
door. It was the large man. Jacob
sat on the edge of the bed, eating the
'I really must beg, Mr. Wilson, the
privilege of making an apology,' said
the large man, advancing toward the
middle of the room, resting his hand
upon a table, and speaking with a
courtliness and respect that seemed to
lift Jacob up into a position of import
Ho continued, 'I must have been
misinformed by the officer about that
verdict last night. Of course we know
there has been to much tampering
with juries, and a habit of finding out
verdicts before they are rendered. It
is all wrong, certainly, though it is
often done. We accept the deception
which the jury employed to mislead
the officer as a yery proper rebuke. I
don't want you to lay up anything
against me about it.'
'Ob, no,' said Jacob.
'lt's dreadful, ain't it?—burning
peoples buildings in this way,' suggest
ed the large man, confidentially.
'Yes: seems to be a sort of crime.'
ventured Jacob, hesitatingly.
'Seems to be a sort of a crime!'
echoed *the large man explosively,
'why, man alive, it's arson, state-prig
on, long term ! And I will find him
out. He may fool the people down your
way, with his blind Dutchman, who
ean see the pegs in a man's boots a
mile off in the dark, but he can't fool
me. There is a villian behind this,
and we are after him. I know him
now: I am sore of him I am watch
ing, and I'll jug him within twenty
four hours:' and in saying this, byway
of emphasis, the large-man brought his
Gst down upon the table in a way that
made the whole room jar.
'And that wi s what you were watch
ing me for?' a>ked Jacob timidly, shud
dering as he saw the gulf.
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made. Local ad re -tisenients 10 cents per line
for flrrt insertion, kbd 5 cents per line foreacb
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as advertisements, and i>avalle whin linndedin*
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ir*tom' Notices. *3 each ; Eotray, Caution an#
Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines,
From the fact that the CITUM is <he oldest
established and moot extensively circulated Re
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a Repub
lican conuty) it must bo apparent' to business
men that it is the medium they should use In
advertising their business.
NO. 20
'Why, my dear, good fellow,' said
the large man, softeuing, 'what else on
earth did you suppose I was watching
you for ?
Jacob pondered, and was silent.
The large man turned, aud walked out
of the room.
Within half an hour the president of
the insurance company came in. He
said be desired to congratulate an hon
est man, and explained, mysteriously,
that they were on the riglit track at
last. He remarked, speaking in a con
fidential manner, that he had always
told the folks that Jacob was 'not that
kind of a man.' '
'Thank vou.' said Jacob huskily.
'You and your father before you
have lived in our town too long to be
treated in this way,'said the president,
wiping a tear from his eye.
The president went away.
One by one, Jacobs old neighbors
aud various members of the company,
dropped in, and went through with
about the same formula the president
bad indulged in. Each explained so
fully and satisfactorily that he bad
all the while told the folks {hat it
'could vol be Mr. Wilson' that did it,
that Jacob really began to wonder
how it had come about that there had
been any difficulty. Jacobalso gather
ed, from the remarks which were made,
that some clue had been gained in con
nection with the trial, and that soon
all would be made plain.
After a good dinner Jacob began to
be himself again. With an old friend
.and neighbor he went up to the Capi
tol once more, as a matter of curiosity.
He saw another case on trial, —that of
a suitor who was struggling to get his
rightß fcom a railroad corporation. He
beard the lawyer for the railroad com
pany allude to the suitor as the most
barefaced, unscrupulous, aud designing
villain who had ever perjured himself
in that conrt-room. Looking at the
party thus described, Jacob saw only a
thin, pale face, on wich anxiety was
painfully written. Jacob perceived
that bis own case was only one of
many, and that in the court-room it
had already been forgotten.
There was no reason why Jacob
should remain longer in town. At
four o'clock in the afternoon, he and
Mary wcro in their wagon, in front of
the hotel, about to leave. Just then
Willie came running down the side
walk in great excitement. He came to
the side of the wagon, his warm brown
eyes dancing, and said, with what
breath he had left, 'Oh, father, father,
they have found it all out! It's An
drew Venner, and they have got him
in jail'
'Andrew Venner ? said Jacob, sur
prised ; and he added, turning inquir
ingly to Mary, 'I never bad any trou
ble with Andrew.'
Just then the large man came down
the sidewalk, walking very rapidly.
He said pleasantly to Jacob, 'Got him
sure. I told you so. By the way,' he
added, turning back after be had pass
ed, 'did you ever have any dfficulty
with Andrew Tenner?'
'No,' answered Jacob; 'only he
worked for me one time, and my woman
here didn't seem to'—
,Oh —oh! that unspeakable wretch !'
said Mary, coloring painfully. 'I nev
er told ay body, and I never will, only
if Jacob'—
'Very proper—very proper indeed,
Mrs. Wilson,' said the large man po
litely. 'lf we should need you on the
trial I will'—and he nodded to com
plete the sentence.
A boy stopped on the sidiwalk, evi
dently listening curiously.
'Drive on, Jacob,' urgod his wife, in
a flurry.
William climbed in at the back end
of the wagon, and Jacob started. Hs
had gone but a few steps when he pull
ed up his horses, and calling back.eaid,
—'Oh say."
Tho large man heard it, and came
down the walk to where the wagon
'Would yould mind telling me, now
that it is aM over,' said Jacob pleasant
ly, 'whether you really heard anything
about that verdict last night, or wheth
er you told me jnst to see how I
'My dear sir,' said the large man
depreciatingly, 'I beg that you will not
think that 1 would willingly distress
you by—Hullo, there is a man I mtuft
see before lie goes,' and the large man
dashed off across the street.
Jacob looked after him a few mo
ments, then gave his horses a cut with
the whip, and started for home.
The Tyrone Herald tells the follow
ing bear story: 'Over in Cambria
county some men were recently engag
ed cutting down a tree which appeared
to be hollow near the top. Before
chopping many minutes, they heard a
noise overhead, and looking up, they
saw a large black bear making his way
down the tree. There were four men
with axes, and when they left, which
was rather suddenly, the bear hadn't
reached the ground yet—a circumstance
that suited them exactly.'
[Wausau Central Wisconsin.]
Being asked concerning the Oil, Mr.
Aug. Kickbusch informed the question
er that St. Jacobs Oil had proved an
excellent and most useful remedy in
every family that had used it. A
large number of cases pronounced in
curable have been entirely cured.
A ball was given in Columbia for
the benefit of a young man who was
injured by the cars. The profits
amounting to twelve dollars were turn
ed ovtfr to the young man and his first
purchase was two kegs of beer. A
second installment of the charity fund
went for horse hire. There was noth*
ing mean about that young fellow.
Peruna cures every time—get some
be well—keep it on hand, and sin no
more. _
It is said that in Sweden nobody
takes small-pox, because the govern*
ment enforces vaccination. ThoM
persons who affect to believe that there
Is no virtue in vaccination can digest
tbis at their leisure.
"How are you to-day?" Not very
well. Go for a bottle of Peruna and
be well.