Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 12, 1882, Image 1

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Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Wain and Cunningham Sts.
J. L. PurvU, | E. A. Helmboldt,
William Campbell, J. W. Buikhart,
A. Trontman, Jacob Seboene,
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Union Woolen Mills..
I would deeire to call the attention of DHE
public to THA Onion Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
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Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and 1 ean recommend them aa beinK TER 7 dura
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Price SLHO each, POSTPAID by mall.
Our Combined Cataloxue of
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The above cut reprenents the moat jKipular
*tyle for the pi-ople which we offer for you FOR
the very low price O f .<jn. Remeinlier, we do
not A»k* you to pay until you hare «ccn the
, imtchine. After hnving cxnmined it, if it in
not ali we represent, return it to un at our
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Aiidreaa <IIA 111.EH A. W<H>!> A CO.,
No. 17 N. Tenth Ht., Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Fraate't Water Cure.
A health luetttutlon In It* 3Hth year. For
nearly alt kind of Chronic DLAENAEA, and cape
-dally the dUcaao* ol Wotutm. Invalid* arc in
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AddreM, TT. KKKATTLC, M. D., New Briirlilon,
Beaver Co., Pa. Iyjune2tt
Justice of tlie Peace
Ham elreet, oppoalte Poatofflce,
i E. D., No. 5, June term. E. G. Miller,
By vii tue of a writ of rend exporuil, issued out
ol the Court ol Common Pleas of Buller county,
IT. d to me directed, there will he exposed to
public sale, at tLeCourt Huote, in the borough
ol Buller, on Monday the 34th day of April
A. D., 1882, st oue o'clock, p. in., the following
described property, to wit:
All therijrht, tiile, interest and claim ol But
ler Gas Company of, in and to ail tha certain
piece or parcel ol land situated In the borough
ot Butler, Butler county. Pa., hi-unded on the
North by fie West Penn. R. R.. East t>y lands
of Charles Dntfv. South hv CounoqiieneMinK
creek, and West by lands of Charles Duffi; con
taiulug one acre more or less, having thereon
erected a brick gas house, coal house, gas tank,
together with all the main 6, pipes, retorts, jras
metres, riirht ot way, tranchiee, rights and priv
ileges to said kos company
»ci7."d and taken in execution as the proj>erty
ol Buller Gas Company, at the suit ol Butler
Savings Bank.
SheriU's office, Butler, Pa., Apiil 3d, 1882.
Petition for Miftfloliitlon ot
Bonanza Oil Company.
In the Conrt of Common I'leaw of lJutler
county: In the matter of the application of
the Bonanza Oil Company for a decree of dis
Notice is hereby given that the Ilonanzo Oil
Company, a corporation organized under the
Act of Assembly of April 2!*, 1874, entitled,
"An act to provide for the incorporation aud
regulation of certain corporations," will, on the
twenty-fourth day of April, A. D., 1882, present
to the Conrt of Common Plea* of Butler coun
ty, under the seal of the said corporation, and
by and 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 in such case made and provided.
Solicitor for the Bonanza Oil Company.
EMtatc of Narali Miller.
Letter* of administration having been granted
to tbe UD<Jer«igned on the estate of Sarah Mil
ler deceased, late of Washington township,
Butler connty, Pa., all pertons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate will please make
payment and those having claims against the
same to present them duly authenticated for
settlement. PHILIPHILLIARD, Adm'r
raa # Milliards, Butler Co., I a.
KM T ate of laaac C. Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the ui»'lersigne<l on the estate of Isaac < . 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
same will present them duly authenticated for
settlement. PHILIP HILLIARD, Adm'r.
ma g Hilliards, Butler Co., 1 a.
Kwtate of Robert Love.
Letter* testamentary oil the estate of Robert
Love, deceased, late of Clinton township. Butler
county, Pa., having been granted to the under
signed. all ,>erems knowing themselves indebted
to said estate will please make Immediate pay
ment, anil any having claims against said estate
will present them duly authenticated for pa)iuetit.
Kiddles X Boads P. <>. Ex'rs.
Harversvllle P. 0., Butler Co., l'a.
Eiitate of Jamen McDeavltt.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of James McDea
vltt, deceased, late of Brady township, Butler Co.,
l'a . all persons knowing themselves Indebted to
said estate will please make twymeiit and any
having claims against the same will present tin in
duly authenticated for payment
DANIEL Mi.DKAVITT. ' \di.rr*-
J NO. A. GI.KNN, < A
West Liberty, Butler Co., Pa, *'»
Estate ot Mary Ward.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
the undersigned on the estate ol Mary Ward,
deceased, late ol l'nrkcr township, Buller Co.,
Pa., all persons knowing themselves Indebted
to said estate will make Immediate payment
aud those having claim* against the sale will
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
J D. HOOVER, Ex'r.
P. O. North Hope, Butler Co., Pu. ltu
Kalate of Wm. O. ftliortw.
Letters of administration having been granted
to tbe undersigned on the estate of William O.
Shorts, deceased, late of Connoqiienesslug twp.,
Butler county, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves Indebted to said estate will please make
immediate payment, and any having claims
against the suiue will present them duly authen
ticated for payment. T. P. SHORTS, Ex'r.
Connoquencsslng P. 0., Buller Co., Pa. lm
Entate or William Fleming.
letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Wm. Flem
ing, deceased, late ol BUIIJIO township, Buller
county, Pu., all persons knowing themselves
Indebted to Siild estute will please make pny
n>eut, aud lliotc having claims ngalutt t' e
same will present them duly authenticated for
K M. lUnnisoN <) Ailiu'rs.
Sarvcrsvillc P. 0.. Butler county, Pa.
Knlate of Geo. Whitenlden.
Letters testamentary having been granted to
tbe undersigned on the estate ol Geo. White
sides, dee'd, late ol Middlesex township, Buller
county, Pa., all j>crsoiiß knowing themselves
Indebted to said estate are hereby notified that
Immediate payment Is required, and those hav
ing claims against the same to present them
duly authenticated for settlement.
Glade Mills P. 0., Butler Co, Pa.
K«(ate ol I'll 11 i|> Mrlvln.
Letters testamentary ou the estate of Phillip
Melvlu, dee'd., lute of Muddjcrcek twp , Butler
countv, P»-, having been granted to the under
signed, nil persons knowing themselves Indebt
ed to said estate will please make immediule
paymeut, and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly aullu-uMcatcd for
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Our work Is of the best and latest style, well
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Mr. Tennyson's new patriotic ballad, runs as
First pledge onr Queen, my friends, and thft
A health to England's every truest;
He best will serve the lace of men
Who loves his native country test!
May freedom's oak forever last.
With larger life from day to day ;
lie loves the present and the past
Who lo|»s the raoulder'd branch away.
Hands all round ! God the traitor's hope con
found !
To the cause of Freedom drink, my
And the great name of England round and
To all the loyal hearts who long
To keep our English Empire whole!
To all our noble sons, the strong
Xew England of the Southern Pole !
To England under Indian skies !
To those dark millions of her realm !
To Canada, whom we love and prize,
Whatever statesman hold the helm.
Hands all round ! (iod the traitor's hoj>e con
To the great cause of Freedom drink, my
And the great name of England round and
To ali our statesmen so they be
True leaders of the land's desire f
Te both our Houses, may they see
Beyond the borough and theshirc.
We sailed wherever ship could sail,
We founded many a mighty State,
Pray God our greatness may not fail
Through craven fears of being great!
Hands all round ! God the traitor's hope con
found !
To the great cause of Freedom drink, tnv
And the great name of England round and
The Career of a Noted Outlaw,
A dispatch from St. Joseph, Mo,
dated April 3rd, said that a great ex
citement was created in that city that
morning, by the announcement that
Jesse James had been assassinated in
a house in that city, by one of his own
gang, who had joined the detective
force, and who killed James to get the
large rewards offered for him, dead or
alive, by the Governor of the State
and by the railroad and express com
A look at tbe body while it was be
ing photographed at the undertaker's
showed that Jumes was a fine-looking
man, apparently forty years old, with
broad forehead, and bis physiognomy
was that of an intelligent as well as a
resolute and daring man.
The bouse where James lived, and
in which he was killed, has tbe ap
pearance of an arinorv. A number of
guns and pistols, including a repeating
rifle, a needle gun, and navy revolvers,
with a good store of ammunition, were
found there. Jesse was in the habit
of wearing two belts, with a brace of
very fine revolvers and twenty-five ex
tra cartridges. In a small stable near
the bouse were discovered several fine
horses, the property of James.
Jesse James is tbe elder of the two
James boys. Frank, the younger, is
understood to be living in Texas under
an assumed name. lift is married and
has abandoned his old ways of life.
They were the sons of a Baptist clergy
man of Kentucky, and were educated
at Georgetown College, Scott county,
Ky. Jesse was born in 1845, and
Frank in 1841. In 1840 the Itev. Mr.
James removed to Clay county, Mo.,
where he purchased a farm and per
formed ministerial duties for a small
Baptist congregation. In 1840 he
went to California and died there. In
1857 bis widow married Dr Ueuben
Samuels, a physician of Clay county,
When tbe war opened Jesse and
Fra*ik endeavored to enlist in the Con
federate army, but wore rejected as
being too young for the service. It is
stated that Dr. Samuels was or-.ce ter
ribly beaten by a party of Union men
who came to the bouse, and that it
was a desire for vengeance that started
the boys on their career as desperadoes.
At auy rate they joined (Juantrell's
guerillas, and took part in the murder
ous work of the gang. Jesse James
has made a brag of tbe number of peo
ple ee killed at the sacking of the town
of Lawrence. In 1805 Quaotrell was
killed in a fight with a body of Federal
troops, und the gang was broken up,
tbe James boys returning to their
homes in Clay county, Mo., where they
lived quietly.
In 18(18, with the Vounger brothers
and George Sheppard, who bad been
with them in Quantrell's band, tbe
James boys went to the races at Lex
ington, Ky. On their way home they
visited Ilussellville, in that State, rob
bed the bank of $14,000, and fled to
In December, 18('»1), they resumed
criminal operations, and robbed tins
bank at Gallatin, Mo., in connection
with the Younger brothers ami others
of their old associates in guerilla war
fare. Here they murdered several per
sons, and again went to Texas.
In May, 1870, the two brothers bad
a fight with some Texans at a dance
house, which resulted in several mur
ders, the victims being men of their
own profession, and tbe result was that
they were compelled to fly for their
lives. They returned to their old
home in Missouri, and again resumed
agricultural pursuits.
In thi' spring of 1870, together with
the Younger brothers, they made a
rade into lowa ; entering the town of
Corydon, where, in broad daylight,
they dasiied up to the bank on tbeir
horses, seven in number, dismounted,
entered with drawn revolvers and find
ing the cashier alone, demanded all
the money he had. The safe was open,
and the cashier was totally powerless.
After emptying several thousand dol
lars into a sack, they quietly remount
ed their horses and rode away. They
were followed for a hundred miles or
more by a posse of eiti/.ens, but disap
peared, and were not seen again for
several months.
In the latter part of the same year
(1870) the two James brothers and the
four Vounger brothers again attended
the races at Kentucky, and there con
ceived the plan of robbing a bank at
Columbus. In the afternoon, after
spending the day around the tavern in
that town, the six men mounted tbeir
horses, rode over to the bank, which
was only a few rods distant, leisurely
dismounted and entered the building,
where they found the cashier, the
President and a citizen engaged in con
versation. Without losing any time,
three of them levelled their revolvers
upon the occupants of the room, while
I the other three unceremoniously com
menced to open the safe. They gath
ered together all the money in sight,
and, after shooting the cashier, who
made an outcry, they mounted their
horses and rede away. An alarm was
immediately given, and they were pur
sued by the .Sheriff and a large posse of
men, but they reached the Cumberland
Mountain in safety, and there disap
On the 2<lth of September, 1872,
they committed one of the most daring
and amazing exploits in the history of
crime. They attended the Missouri
State Fair at Kansas city, where it is
said 30,000 people were gathered, and,
of course, the receipts at the gate were
correspondingly large. They remain
ed through the day ; took dinner on
the fair grounds, attended the races,
and about 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
while the attention of the crowd was
drawn to a famous contest between
Ethan Allen and another noted horse,
they rode up to the office of the fair as
sociation, where they found Mr. Hall,
the treasurer of the fair, counting up
the receipts of the day, which amount
ed to nearly SIO,OOO. Mr. Hall sat in
the office with a young man.
The gang put revolvers to their
heads, pocketed the money, and made
their escape.
In the spring of 1873 they raided a
bank at St. Genejieve, Mo. During
the flight, the outlaw who had the bag
of money in charge dropped it, and the
pursuit was so hot that they had to
abandon the booty. It was while they
were smarting tinder this disappoint
ment that their first train robbery was
planned, which took place on the Kock
Island road in June of the same year.
About seventy-five miles east of Coun
cil Bluff's they took up a rail in a sharp
curve. An express train was thrown
off the track. The engineer and fire
man were killed and a number of pas
sengers badly wounded. The gang
robbed the express car, carrying away
gold bricks, specie, and notes to a very
large amount. A large reward was of
fered for their apprehension, but they
found safe refuge in Indian Territory.
After this affair they committed a
number of stage robberies, one of them
on the route to Hot Springs, Ark. In
January, 1874, the gang made its ap
pearance at (iads Ilill, a flag station
on the Iron Mountain road in Wayne
county, Mo. They flagged the. train,
robbed the express car of SII,OOO, and
plundered a number of the passengers.
The railroatl and express companies
now determined to hunt the gang
down at any expense. Pinkerton's
agency took the case, and a corps of
detectives were sent]to*Missouri under
the command of Louis L. Lull, for
merly a Lieutenant on the police force
of Chicago. One of his detectives by
the name of Weicher went to the ren
dezvous of the desperadoes in the garb
of a german immigrant and applied for
labor. On the morning after ho was
found dead, with several bullet holes
in his body, tied to a tree near the
road, a few miles from Mrs. Samuels'
house, and also upon his person was
found a card, saying :
This shall be the fate of all of Pinkerton's
detectives who come into Missouri.
Soon after this Lull bail a desperate
fight in the Monigan wood, in south
western Missouri, with the Younger
brothers, in which Joha Vounger, the
acknowledged leader of the band,
was killed, and James Vounger his
brother, was seriously wounded. Dan
iels, the Sheriff of St. Clair County,
was also instantly killed, and Lull was
mortally wounded, dying a few days
afterward. The pursuit was so hot
that tht! James and Vounger boys
sought refuge in Texas.
In January, 1875, Mr. Pinkerton
learned that Jesse and Frank James
had returned to tbeir mother's resi
dence, and an attempt was made to
capture them A large body of men,
well armed, proceded to the residence
of Mrs. Samuels about midnight. The
house was surrounded, and a hand
grenade was thrown into one of tbe
rooms. A little son of Mrs. Samuels
was killed by tbe explosion, and she
had one of her hands torn off. Neith
er of the outlaws was at home. They
believed that a man named Daniel Os
key, living at Liberty, Mo., was con
cerned in the visit, so they rode over
to his house, called him to the door,
and shot him.
In the spring of 1875 the gang per
petrated another train robbery, this
time on the Kansas Pacific road, at a
small station near Kansas City. The
passengers were not troubled, but mon
ey and gold dust to tbe amount of
$25,000 was taken from tbe express
car. The trail of the robbers was fol
owed to Indian territory, where they
again eluded capture. Following this
came the robbery of a bank at Hunt
ington. W. Va. Then came another
train robbery. On July 7, 187' i, the
I gang stopped a train in the Missouri
Paciflic road, in a rocky cut in Pettis
County, Mo. Jesse James and Cole
Younger entered the express car, and
compelled the messenger to open the
safe, which contained $15,000. As
usual, tlm robbers escaped capture.
The country was one that they were
familiar with, and which abounds in
hiding places. The vallev of Grand
; liivcr is a region thickly covered with
' timber ami underbrush, annd full of
swamps and bayous, furnishing the
I outlaws with a safe retreat so long as
their depredations were carried on in
this region. When they left it to go
into an unfamiliar country for their
next great enterprise they met with a
They planned a raid on a bank in
| North field, Minn. On Sept. 7, IB7<i,
[ they rode up in their usual style ami
took possession of the bank, Jesse
James killed Casber Haywood in cold
blood for refusing to open the vault.
It happened to be in the midst of tht!
j prario chicken season, and everybody
who came to town was armed with a
shotgun or rifle. The outlaws bad
| considerable difficulty in getting out of
town, and for the first time they met
with something like an organized re
!si stance. Clel Miller and Hill Chad-
I well were left dead in the street, and
! several others were hurt. They were
pursued into a swamp, where Stiles
i was killed and Jesse James and all
three of tbe Voungers were wounded.
I Frank and Jesse James made their es-
I cape into Dakota, but the Voungers
were captured. Jesse was seriously
hurt, but he managed to pull through,
and eventually the brothers made
their way back to Missouri. The
Voungers pleaded guilty, and are now
serving life sentences. They profess
to hare embraced religion.
Nothing was heard of the James
boys for a lon# time after this affair,
and it was reported thut they were
dead. On Oct. 7, 1879, a train was
robbed on the Chicago and Alton
road, twenty-two miles east of Kansas
City, by the James boys and four
others, and it is claimed that they got
$35,000 from the express car. George
Sheppard, who bad been one of (Juan
trell's lieutenants, aud who had been
associated with the James boys in
some of their operations, but who had
reformed, was now engaged at a large
salary to act as a detective. He join
ed the ffang, and informed the detect
ives of their plan to rob a bauk at Em
pire City, Jersy County, Mo., aud of
their place of meeting. A descent was
arranged but the outlaws got news of
it, and got away in time. Sbeppard's
treachery was suspected, and he would
have been killed I ad he not been quick
enough on the trigger to shoot Jesse
James, and then to escape through
swiftness of his horse. Ho reported
that he had killed James, but the lat
ter was only wounded.
On July 15, 1881, a train on the
Rock Island and Pacific road was rob
bed by a gang led by Jesse James.
Frank James is believed to have retir
ed from the gang, and settled down in
Texas before Ihe robbery, which is the
last notable criminal exploit with
which Jesse James' name was con
Some Fads 4limit AlllgaforH
as They Were In the (»»»<!
Old IfiijM.
The passenger, who was going
down the big river for the first time in
his life, secured permission to climb
up besides the pilot, a grim old gray
back, who never told a lie in his life.
'Many alligators in the river?' in
quired the stranger, after a look around.
'Not so many now, since they got to
shootin' 'em for their bides and taller.'
was the reply.
'Used to be lots, eh ?'
'I don't want to tell you about 'em,
stranger,' replied the pilot, sighing
'Cause you'd thing I was a-lyin' to
you, and that's sometbin' I never do.
I can cheat at keerds, drink whisky,
or chaw poor terbacker, but I can't lie.'
'Then there used "to be lots of 'em V
inquired the passenger.
'l'm most afraid to tell ye, mister,
but I've counted 'leven hundred ally
gators to the mile from Vicksburg cl'ar
down to New Orleans. That was
years ago, afore a shot was ever fired
at 'em.'
'Well, I don't doubt it,' replied the
'And I've counted 3,459 of 'em on
one sand bar,' continued tho pilot. 'lt
looks big to tell, but a Government
surveyor was aboard, and he checked
'em off as I called out.'
'I haven't the least doubt of it,'
said tho passenger, as he heaved a
'l'm glad o' that, stranger. Some
fellers would think I am a liar, when
I'm telling tbe solemn truth. This
used to be a paradise for alligators,
and they were so thick that the wheels
of the boat killed an average of forty
nine to the ntile !'
'ls that so ?'
'True as Gospel, mister! I used to
almost feel sorry for tbe cussed brutes,
'cause they'd cry out e'en most like a
human lieing. We killed lots of 'em.
as I said, and we hurt a pile more. I
sailed with one Captain who alius car
ried a thousand bottles of liniment to
throw over the wounded ones !'
'He did ?'
'True ns you live, he did. I don't
'sped I'll ever see another such kin 1,
Christian man. And the alligators
got to know the Nancy Jane, ami to
know Capt. Tom, arid they'd swim out
and rub their tails the boat an'
purr like cats, an' look up and try to
smile 1'
'They would ?'
'Solemn truth, stranger ! And once
when wo grounded on a bar, with an
opposition boat behind, the alli
gators gathered around, under her
stern, and jumped her clean over the
bar by a grant! push I It looks like a
big story, but I never told a lie yet,
and I never shall ; I wouldn't lie for
all the money you could put aboard
this boat.'
There was a painful pause, and after
a while tint pilot continued :
'Our ingines gin out once, and a
crowd of alligators took a tow lint! ami
hauled us forty-five miles up stream to
'They did?'
'And when the news got along the
river that Capt. Tom was dead, every
alligator on the river daubed bis left
ee.r with mud as a badge of mournin',
ami lots of 'em pined und died.'
The passenger left the pilot house
with the remark that he didn't doubt
tht! statement, and the old man gave
the wheel a turn, and replied :
'Thar's one thing I won't do for love
nor money, ami that's make a liar of
myself. I was hrung up by a good
mother, anil I'll stiek to the truth if
this boat don't mako a cent.— Virlcs•
bury Herald.
4ii liitercNllnic l int.
in Franc®, all patent medicines
must lit! endorsed by an official board
of physicians before they can bo sold.
In lieu of sueh a law in a America,
the people have resolved themselves
into a National committee which has
endorsed Swayne's Ointment for allay
ing the itching accompanying the
Piles, an the only reliable remedy
in tho mn-kot. Its a poor rule
that won't work both ways.
i Coiicf riiiiiTlicui in Ijirce
'Wo never take country boys into
our business any mo;e,' remarke 1 a
gentleman the other day—a tnaa who
bad a large hardware business in the
i city of Philadelphia.
•And why not 1'
'Because in forty-nine cases out of
fifty they don't do well. The excep
tion it the oue who comes here under
the special protection of some one;
he lives with an uncle, or aunt, or
some friend of the family, who looks
after his welfare and his habits anl
keeps him from going astray. But
the average country boy, who comes
to the city and goes to live in a board
ing-house, very quickly comes to grief,
lie is allured and attracted by the
strange things which environ him ; he
wants to see 'the sights,' his habits be
come unsteady, and he is nob to be
trusted. No man wants a boy in his
business whose evenings are uot well
«pont, and to be well spent they should
largely he spent in study.'
'My father,' he went on, 'was a'boss'
plasterer, aiid, aside from his own live
sons, he usually had five to six appren
tices. These apprentices he had in his
own family, and he looked after them
precisely as he watched the boys.
Perhaps once a week they would be
allowed to go out for some entertain
ment—a lecture at the Franklin Insti
tute or something of the kind—but he
always accompanied them On the
other evenings they devoted on hour
or two to study—to drawiug—to what
ever would bo of use them in their
trade. And not one of father's 'boys'
has turned out badlv. One of them
is now president of a bank in Kansas.
'ln my own business I have h&d
some queer experiences with boys.
We had one boy come fo us about fif
teen years ago, who began at the very
bottom—as all successful men do—in
sweeping the store, fixing fires, etc
He always managed to sjwnd about an
hour in the store before breakfast, and
his evenings were spent there. It was
not long before that boy knew where
everything in the store was, and be
would remember the faces of customers,
and their names, and the sort of pur
chases they made, for months after,
and iu a general way he mastered the
entire inside business of the establish
ment, but he understood the general
financial value of our customers. Ho
saw everything, knew where every
thing was, and in a multitude of in
stances prevented customers being
turned away on the ground that we
were out of such and such wares, or
did not keep tbem, by informing the
clerks where the desired articles were
to be found 'up stairs.' He manifested
the same interest in the welfare of the
establishment as if it had been his
own. I don't think he had been in
school a day after he was twelve years
old except the school of business. And
just here I want to say that the suc
cessful business men of the country
are not boys who have first gone
'though college,' Business is something
that needs to bo learned as one learns
a language—from the bottom up—and
one has to begin young to be ready
for if. when he reaches manhood.
Well, that boy became invaluable. His
salary was very modest at first, but
we gradually increased it until we
paid him $1,200. We then began to
think of taking him into partnership,
and wandered whether he had saved
any money to put into the concern.
We Itelieved that he had been frugal,
but he had paid board regularly to his
mother, ami we hardly supposed that
his savings would amount to much.
One day we called him in our privato
office and offered him a partueship, add
ing that if he had any money to put in,
his profits, of course, would be that
much greater. Ho replied, very mod
estly, that he had no money except
svhat'we hid paid him as salary, and
if 110,000 would be any object to us,
he could furnish that amount. He had
$!»,600 in bank and his sistor owed
him S4OO, which was the sum of his
capital, the total of what his savings
had amounted to during the twelvo
years he had l>ecn In onr employ. Ten
thousand dollars ! You may be sure
we were astonished. But he hatl only
told the truth in the matter. We took
him into partnership very readily, you
may be assured.
'We bail another boy—an appren
tice. lie was with us from about
thirteen until lie was twenty one—in
dentured until that time. Well, ho
was a different sort of a boy. Ho nev
er was on time in the morning, and
whenever wanted during the day like
as not be was on the top floor reading
a novel. He took no interest in the
business—a heedless, floppy fellow,
who didn't know where anything was,
and didn't care to know When liis
apprenticeship expired I called him in
to my office and said, ss I paid him
what balance of money wasdue : 'James,
3'our time is up and you are free to go.
You've not been worth much to us,
and unless you turn over a new leaf
you'll never be worth much to anybody
else. 1 then paticulamed his faults,
and ended bv telling hi u that he could
stay in our employ for a time provided
he turned over an entirely new leaf.
If he couldn't do that we didn't want
him around. I confess I had no faith
in his promise, but he ageed to stay,
and agreed to turn over a 'new leaf.'
The surprising part of the story is that
the follow diil turn over a new leaf,
and from that day on became an entire
-1« changed man, and one of the most
valuable men in the establishment.
He is with us yet.'
I have thought this business man's
tnlk worth repeating, as the career of
both boys in interesting and may be of
Hervice to Homo other buy, mid especial-
Iv to tin' good for-nothlng boy, who
can turn over n new leaf if he only
will. Also to that hydra-headed eoun
try boy, who longs for a situation in
the eity. _
I»oirt tlip IIUIIMC.
Ask lor 'Hough ou Hats.'
It clears out rats, mice, ficdbngs, roach
es, vermin, flies, ants, insect*. 16c. per
The Lorraine is the largest of the
large spring hats.
Oue «iu«r«, one iunorttou, fl ; each enhn<.
quent iiim-iticn, 00 rente. Yearly •dvertux-itei tt.
eiccedti'n ono-fourih of • ci>liinin, tijer ii.ib,
Figaro work ilou) le these tatec; additioi ai
charges whtie wee .ly or moutbJy changes trt
made. I.ocal aJvc tiiHUibule 10 cents jer tins
tor liit t insertion, uid 5 cents per line for each
additional insertion. .Mai napes and deaths pub
lished free of charge. Obit inn notices charged
as advertisements. and payable when handed in
Authors' Notice <i. t4 ; Executors' and Adminia
trators' Notices. #3 each; Estray, Caution ani
Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines,
From the fact that the Cm«* Is'he oldeat
established and most extensively circulated Re
publican newspaper in Butler county, (a Repub
lican comity) it mutt bo apparent to business
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their business.
NO. 2i
(■loan in km.
General J. Meredith Head is using
bis lesiure in Paris in writing a life of
Gibbon, the historian.
It appears that the total customs
duties levied on books imported into
the United States realize not less thau
Mr. Robert Browning wrote his
tragedy of "The Blot in tha 'Scut
cheon" and his tragedy of ' The lie
turn of the Druses' each in five days.
Nearly 1,500 of the 3,630 ftreets of
Paris have during the last thirty years
had their names chauged, chiefly for
political reasous. This must involve
infinite trouble to the residents.
The cost of feeding prisoners in San
Francisco is low. Last year iu that
city, meals were furnished prisoners to
the number of 41,839, at an average
cost of 4i cents per meal.
A goat owned by a Georgia judgj
has long horns on his legs as well as
on hii head—eighteen in all—and he
will probably form the nucleus for a
fine Odd Fellows' lodge.
There is a movement in North Caro
lina to commemorate the first landing
of Englishmen within the limits of the
Union. It was about July 4, 1584,
that Amidas and Barlowe came to an
chor off Roanoke island, and the State
Press association propose to see to it
that the event be celebrated on the In
dependence day of 1884.
During the year just passed thero
were published in England a total of
5,40G new books, of which 1,29(i were
new editions, books already known to
the public. This shows a falling off,
as compared with the year 1880, of
about 300 books, which is attributed
to the rapid development of the periodi
cal press.
During 1881, 161 buildings and 8
docks were put npin Portland, Oregou,
their total cost being $1,110,070, an in
crease of $'268,335 over the total cost
of buildings put up in 1880. In addi
tion over $60,000 worth of stone foun
dation, preparatory to building during
the coming season. During the same
time $283,839 has been expended in
laying block-stone and macadam
A very fine canary bird is owned by
a gentleman in Nevada county, Cali
fornia. RecenMy unusual quantities
of food disappeared from its cage. One
day the gentleman chanced to look in
the cage, and there, snugly stowed
away iu one of the seed-boxes, was a
mouse as fat as butter. Upon attempt
ing to remove tho mouse the canary
made a chivalrous fight for the little
animal. A singular fact is that while
the mouse was in the cage tho bird
kept up a constant singing all day, but
since the mouse has been removed the
bird has refused to warble.
[Logan, (Ohio) Hocking Sentinel.]
Hockiug Valley .Vchk.
In the abscence of any thing start
ling or terrific,—politics and the ex
ploits of tho army worm excepted,—
news from this delightful valley will
not prove nerve-tingling. However
an item of great importance to many
people is communicated by Mr. F.
Harrington. Wholesale and Retail
Druggist of Logan, who thus writes:
Mr. Alex McClurg, Union Furnaces,
states that his wife had been afflicted
with rheumatism for tho last twenty
five years, being unable to walk with
out canes or other help the most of
that time ; has now used two bottles
of St. Jacobs Oil and walks not only
about tho house but also in the fields
without any helps.
The Pop per in en t Crop.
The peperment crop of the United
States has for tho past few years reach
ed the amount of 70,000 pounds per
year, of which about 30,000 pounds
"were annually exported. Two-thirds
of the peppermint oil of this conntry is
produced in New York and about one
third in Michigan. Tho best oil comes
from Wayne couuty, N. Y., whore it is
carefully prepared by a man named
llotcbkiss, whoso immo it bears, and
usually brings 20 cents more than tbo
common. The plant is a peronnial ono
mid is planted in the spring. The next
year it is ready for cutting and gener
ally may be cut for throe years. The
liest yield in given in the first and sec
ond years of the cutting; in tho third
year the plant Incomes hitter. After*
tho plant becomes four years old it Is
not cut, and the field is plowed over
and a new crop planted. The usual
method of planting is in rows, ami in
August the plant is ready lor cutting.
—Food and llcallh.
To the sick Peruna Is the greatest
Acriirnle Time* Keeping*
Many of tho discoveries of science
which at tho time are regarded merely
as refinements—very interesting, but
without practical value—sooner or later
find their B|>ecial uses in supplying
wants before unfelt. It is but one of
the evidences of the advance of civiliza
tion that exact methods of dividing
and measuring time are now in de
mand, not only by scientists and pro
fessional men as formerly, but by per
sons in tho ordinary pursuits of life.
To railroad men and watch-makers as
a matter of necessity, to manufacturers
and business men as a mattor of
economy, and to individuals as a mat
ter of convenience, it has come be high
ly Important to know what is the ex
act time of day to tho second, in cir
cumstances where half a century ago
it would have quite sufficed to know
tho minute or even the hour. This
may l»e duo to the increased value of
time when measured by the number of
events or the magnitude of operations
which modern ingenuity is capable of
crowding into a given interval; there
can be no doubt that o seeond to-day
records a greater stride in tho world'*
progress than did many hours in tho
days of our ancestors. 01 so groat im
portance, for many evident reasons, has
the knowledge of the exact time be
come, that much thought of some of
the Ix-st heads has l>een devoted to
methods of ascertaining it and making
it available by distribution for public
To the weak Peruna gives strength.