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Address THB BI T T l, er CITIZF.N.
The undersigned will expose to pnblic sale or
outcry, on the premises, in Buffalo township.
Butler county, Pa. only 2 miles from Freepo.t,
oil the Freeport and Butler turnpike, on
TUESDAY. MAY Oth. 1883.
At one o'clock. P. M. All that fine valuable
farm with buildings an? improvements, contain
ing 33 acres, 2 perches, under good ►.tate of
cultivation, having thereon erected a largo, 2
story frame dwelling, frame barn, wagon shed,
spring houee. and other conv mient out-build
ings. The entire place i* well supplied with
water, having a good spring adjoin- the dwel
ling, large spring-house near and an excellent
trough at the barn for stock.
Al.Bo—The following personal property : 1
sorrel Marc, with foal, 1 >earling Colt, 2 Jersey
Milch Cows, 4 Jersev yearling Heifers, 1 full
blood Jersey heifer calf 5 months old, 1 two
seat Jagger wagon, with shafts and pole, 1 fun
ning mill, fodder cutter, corn planter, cultiva
tors, plows, Ac.,* Ac. ...
TERMS : On sale of farm. M cash, balance
in 9 months. On all other purchases to tha
amount of •100 a credit of 6 months will be
given with approved
apl9-3i Assignee) of Thou. H. Maher.
By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponat
issued out of the Circuit Court of the United
States lor the Western District of Pennsylvania
and to me directed, I will expose to Public Sale,
at the office of the United States Marshal, in tho
city of Pittsburgh, fa., Tuesday the 2d day of
May. 1882, at 11 o'clock, a. m., all the right,
title, claim, and interest of
THE BUTLER GAS CO.,
of. in. ani to the following described property,
to-wit: All that certain piece of land situate in
tho borough of Butler, Butler county, Pennsyl
vania, bounded and described ae follows: On the-
North by the Butler Branch of the West Penn
sylvania railroad track ; East by lot of C. Otto;
South by Connoqueneasing creek, and West by
lot of Charles Duffyj containing one acre of lan-J,
more or less, and having erocted thereon a brick
gas house, meter, boiler, purifiers, scrubbers, a
gas tank of ten thousand feet capacity; to
gether with all mains, feeders, street pipes, con
nections, meters, and the property fixtures,
rights, franchises, privileges, claims and de
mands, of said Gas Company-, ,
Seized and taken in execution as the property
of the Butler Ga* Compa-.y, at the suit of John
N. Purviance, Receiver of the First National
Bank of Butler, Pi. JOHN HALL.
U. S. Marshal.
Marshal's office, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 10, 'B2
Eftfate of feterali Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the uudersigned on the entate of Sarah Mil
ler, deceased, late of Washington township,
Butler county, Pa., all p-rsons 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. PHILIP MILLIARD, Adm'r.
Hilliards, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Isaae Miller.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Isaac C. 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.
maa Hilliards, Butler Co., Pa.
Efttate of Robert Love.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Robert
Love, deceased, late of Clinton township. Butter
county, I'a., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves indebted
to said estate w ill please make Immediate pay
ment, and anv having claims against said estate
will present lliem duly authenticated for payment.
JOHN S. LOVE,
Riddles X Roads P. O. Ex rs.
Sarvertyllle P, 0.. Uutler Co., Pa.
folate or Jainet* McDeavltt.
Letters of administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of James deDea
vttt, deceased, late of Brady township, Butler Co.,
Fa,, all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make oayment and any
having claims against the same will present them
duly authenticated for payment.
DANIEL McIJEAVITT. I Adm'rs
J NO. A. GLENN' ( AOm •
West Liberty, Butler Co., Pa, 8m
Estate of Wm. G. Nliorls.
Letter* of admiuiutration having been granted
tp tbe undersigned on the etlate of William G.
Short*, deceaaed, late of Connoqueneaslng twp.,
Butler county, Pa., all peraoua knowing them
selves Indebted to said estate will pleaae make
Immediate payment, and any having claim*
against the mine will present them duly authen
ticated for payment. T. F. SHORTS, Ex'r.
Connoquenessing P. 0., Butler Co., Pa. lm
Estate of William Fleming.
(LATS or BUIFALO TOWNSHIP, D*C'D.)
Letters or administration having been granted
to the undersigned on the estate of Wm. Flem
ing, deceased, late ol Buffalo township, Butler
county. Pa., all persons knowing thomselve*
Indebted to said estate will please m ike pay
ment, and those having claims at'aimt t' e
same will present thein duly authentic tfed for
EDWAKD 8. FI.BMINO, )
11. M. HARBISON ) Adm'rs.
Sarvcrsville P. O- Butler county, Pa.
Estate of Philip Melvin.
[t,.VTR OF Mt'DDYCKBEK TWP., DEC'D.J
Letters testamentary on the estate of Phillip
Melvin, dee'd., late of Muddycreek twp., Butler
county. Pa., having been granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves Indebt
ed to said estate will please make Immediate
pay incut, aud any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenticated for
WM. MIBRS.),, ,
J. W. SCOTT. \ li * ccutors -
Portersvllle P. O , Butler county, Pa.
(LiTE OF MCDDYCREF.K TWP , DEC'D")
Letters testamentary on the estate of Susan
nah Millison. dee'd., late of Muldycreak twp.
Butler connty, Pa., having been granted to the j
undersigned, all persons knowning themselves
indebted to s»id estate will please make immed
iate pavment and any having claims against the j
same will present them duly authenticated for
pavment. JAMES MOHBISON, Ex'r.
Middle Lancaster, Butler connty, Pa.
EtUate of John K. Hays.
(I.ATE OF FBANKLIS TWV., DEc'D.)
Letter* of administration on the estate of
Jfohn K Hays, dee'd. late of Franklin twp.. But
ler county, Pa , having been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons knowing themselves in
debted to said estate will please mako immediate
paymert and any having claims against the
same will present them duly authenticated for
payment. J. PAl'tK HAYS, Adm'r,
Prospect, Butler connty, Pa.
Estate of Aliee Dougan.
(LATE OF OAKJ.AND IWP., DEC'D.
Letters testamentary with the will annexed,
having been granted to the on the
estate of Alice Dougan, dee'd, late of Oakland
twp , Butler, Pa., all persons knowing them
selves indebted to slid estate will please make
immediate payment, and any having claims
against the same will present them duly authen
ticated for settlement.
ELEANOR DOUGAN, Adm'x.
St. Joe P. O , Butler county, Pa.
The following described valuable pieces of
property situated in the borough of Butler are
offered for sale by the German National Bank of
Millerstown, Pa., to-wit:
One lot of ground on Fulton street, between
properties of Mm. Louisa McClnre and H. H.
Goncher, E*q., containing one aero, more or
less, being one of the best building sitos in the
ALSO.—One lot of ground near the Wither
spoon Institute, and formerly owned by L. G.
Linn, Esq , containing one acre, more or less,
on which there is a good two-story frame house
and stable. This property is uleasantly located
near the depot and commands a munificent
ALSO Lot on McKean street, formerly own
ed by H. J. Mitchell, Esq., on which there is a
good two-story framo house and stable.
Possession given in 30 days after purchase.
F.r further particulars enquire of
Mutual Fire insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
J. C. ROESSIXG, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL. TKEASUKER
H. C. HEINEMAN, SECRETARY.
| J. L. Purvis, E. A. Ilelmboldt,
1 William Campbell, J W, Bmkhart,
J A. Troutraan, Jacob Schoece,
8. C. RoeaMug. John Caldwell,
I Dr. W. lrvin, J J. Croll
A. B. Rhodes, H. C. Heineman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen. Ae't-
J. L. PURVIS. L. O. PURVIS,
S.G. Purvis & Co.,
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Rough and Planed Lumber
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
SHINGLES & LATH.
PLANING MILL AND YARD
Vear German Catholic Church
Union Woolen Mills.
I would desire to call the attention of the
pnblic to the Union Woolen Mill. Butler, Pa.,
where I have ne*.v and improved machinery for
tho manufacture of
Barr6d and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them as lx'ing very dura
ble, as they are manufactured of pure Butler
county wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be Bold at very low
prices. For samples and prices, address,
Jul34.'7R-ly) Bntlor. Ta
If you wish to I GARDENING |
grow vegetables for \,, „ „ C , T B
Sale, read J FOR PROF I ! ■
If vou wish to \ PRACTICAL
become a Commercial L. IF . D I MTITIMR !
Florist, read j FLORICULTURE J
If you wish to Garden I T! ARDENINO .
for Amusement or for , UR
Home (Jse only, read j "OFT PLEASURE.
( All by Peter Henderson.
! Price sl.. R IO each, postpaid by mail.
Our Combined Catalogue of
SEEDS AMI ■
For 1882, sent free on application.
PETER nENDEKSON & CO
35 Cortlandt St., New York. H
Two good agents to solicit orders in
Butler county, on an article that all
Blacksmiths will buy. A good com
mission will be paid. No capital re
quired and a steady job if wanted.
Address in sealed letters. I will not
answer postal cards.
Yerona, Allegheny county, L'a.
ETRL OF INQLESTON.
JFT- The Earl of Ingleston an Import
- ed Clydesdale Stallion will make
FLT . ,V_V the boawon of ISB2 at Batler, on
TKSI IJ ,LlO ® RMT three days of each
RV _ N week, and at Prospect on tho
KWVUL last three days of each week,
Commencing April 17tli and ending July Ist.
Circulars free. JULIAN A. CLARK.
JA ST LOCKHARt;
]%'o. 10S Federal Nt.,
Has in stock a full liuc of
Consisting of every article in the line, both
Foreign :md Domestic.
I hive been formerly located on South Dia
mond street, but now can be lound at No. 10U
FEDERAL STREET, a lew doors above depot,
and will be pleased to see any of our old [ at
The undersigned lias removed his place of busi
lIESS TN iii- II biuldin* onesqnaresouthol < "TUT
House, .Main Street, east side. o|»|Kisite Donaldson
House, where he lias a full stock ot
I Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacle*, etc.,
' promptly repaired and sat section guaranteed.
D L; CLFEI,A\D,
11 i:\Kl ». HALE,
flit MEBCH&IT MOB,
COR, PENN AND SIXTH STIIEETS,
The undersigned lias on hands at Prospect.
Butler county, fa., one of the latest improved
F. 4 11. Brandy's Portable Saw Mills, mounted
on six inch tread wagon. under boiler and all
necessary fixtures. board wagon,
patent guide, Jacks, 140 feet of pipe, cant
uotks and everything pertaining to a mill that
w.LL make work light, which he will sell at a low
T.picnandon time- C. M. EDMUNDSON,
»prl2,fit Frospict. Butler county, Pa.
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BIjTLKH. V\„ WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26,1882
Miss Brewster's (Jreen Silk.
Mrs. Deacon Lewis and Mrs. Davis,
the postmistress, were conferring to
gether in mysterious whispers as they
leaned over their mutual backyard
fence. Said Mrs. Deacon Lewis :
'Seein'is believin', or else I should
say, just as you do, that it couldn't be
true ; but I just stepped into Miss
Badger's to see what she'd charge to
fix over my black alpaca—l wa'u't in
any hurry for the alpaca, but J kind of
got an idea that there was somethin'
in the wind, and I thought mebbe I
could find out what it was there—and
there I saw it with my own two eyes,
all over pleatin's and ruffin's that it
seemed a burnin' shame to cut up good
thick silk into, and fixed up in the
back so't I couldn't have the heart to
set down on it. And Miss Badger, for
all she's so close-mouthed, she up and
told me who it belonged to, and says
I, 'You don't say so!' and says she,
'Yes, I do,' and then she pursed her
lips up kind of provokin', as if she
could tell a great deal more if she was
a mind to. But I've got wit enough
to put two and two together, if folks
is close-mouthed, and says I light out
—for there ain't nothin' slj about me
—says I, 'Then Cordilly Brewster is
a-goin' to get married. And Miss
Badger she never denied it.
'Well, it does beat all,' said Mrs.
Davis. 'This has been a sing'lar year,
what with the comet and the terrible
happenin's all round, and now Cordilly
Brewster settin' up to have a green
silk dress, when she hasn't worn any
thing but bombazine aud alpaca and
her one old black silk for nigh upon
twenty years. It's enough to upset
anybody's ideas altogether, and make
'em think the world's comiu' to an
end Thuugh I can't say that such
extravagauce looks much like the mil
Mrs. Deacon Lewis shook her head
in solemn censure
'A good black silk would have been
much more suitable and becomin' to a
woman most forty years old, to say
nothin' of the wear and tue makiu'
over, and for a minister's wife—'
'You don't say that she is goin' to
marry the minister!' exclaimed Mrs.
'Why, I suppose so, of course. Who
can it be, if it isn't the minister V •
'I never saw any sign of their keep
ing- company. Parson Greely is too
speritual to marry a lonian that
crimps her front hair with hot slate
pencils ; and she never put more than
three eggs into those custards that she
carried to the donation party. I should
think more likely 'twas somebody that
she picked up when she was down to
Haverhill visitin,, or John Parmenter
that used to company with her when
they was young,'and has kind o' been
doin' it, off and on, ever since.'
'Oh, she wouldn't have John Par
menter, even if be had spunk enough
to ask her, which he hain't. He's a
good fellow, John is, but he'll never
set the world afire, and he's been run
nin' down hill terribly lately ; has had
to mortgage his farm, they do say.'
'Cordilly's money would come in
just right, then; but, as you say, 1
"don't suppose she would have him.
It's likely that's what's' made John
turn out so poorly, her not havin' him.
But I can't really believe it's the
minister. There's Sammy; let's ask
Sammy Greeley, the minister's
youngest hopeful, who was engaged
in 'shinning up' a neighboring tele
graph pole with the ambitious design
of attaching his kite to the wire, de
scended somewhat reluciantly to the
earth ; and obeyed Mrs. Davis' beckon
ing finger. Sammy was a freckled
faced urchin, with a turned up nose,
the expression of which was contra
dicted by a pair of preternatural ly
solemn and innocent looking blue eyes.
In spite of his eyes, Sammy was gener
ally regarded as a 'limb,' and he and
his three brothers, Moses, llosea and
Joseph, caused '.he old proverb con
cerning ministers' sons to be often re
peated with solemn head-shakings by
'Sammy, is your father goin' to be
married V asked Mrs Davis, with her
hand affectionately placed on Sammy's
'The old gent? He couldn't remem
ber to. Nobody would have him,
either. He's as bald as a door-knob,
and he asks a blessin' anywhere along
between the meat and puddin'. And
Joe and me would fix her, anyhow.'
'Wouldn't you like to have him
marry a nice, kind lady like Miss Cor
dilly Brewster? She would teach you
how to behave—'
'Know how good enough now, and
I'd wring her old parrot's neck! 1
don't believe it, anyhow, but I'm goin'
to find out.'
And olf went Sammy, regardless of
his kite, and burst, breathless, into his
'Yon ain't goin" to marry M : ss
Brewster and her old green parrot that
swears, and have her always cl.-arin'
up and dustin' and losin' your papers,
are yerT demanded Sammy
minister turned from his ser
mon-writing, and regarded Sammy
with wild amazement. Gradually his
expression changed to one of perplexi
ty. lie removed his spectacles from
his eyes to the top of his head, and
then he tapped his forehead with the
tips of his fingers, as if to summon
forth some straying recollection.
'That must be the very thing that I
was trying to remember! Wait v. mo
ment. I must have set it down some
And Parson Greely drew from one
of the pigeon-holes of his desk some
loose sheets of foolscap paper which
had evidently been used as a diary.
Several pages were devoted to memo
randa ; these the pjjnister read aloud:
" 'Mem. —To confute the infidel ped
dler's argument by St. Paul, and—
" 'Minn. —To tell Deborah, mildly
but firmly, that so much saieratus is
not conducive to health.
"'Mem. —To punish Joseph and
Samuel for unseemly conduct at
" 'Mem. —To admonish Brother
Bates (gently) that he is becoming un
sound in doctrine.
" 1 Mem. —To endeavor so far as l'es
in me to restore peace to the siuging
" 'Mem.To endeavor to exercise
such a measure of wholesome restraint
over Moses and Samuel that they may
not become a cause of scandal to the
'• 'Mem. —To devote a greater meas
ure of attention to worldly matters,
such as applying blacking to my boots,
and brushing my raiment.
'• 'Mem —To consider prayerfully
whether the use of hair-dye is incom
patible with the principles of the
Christian religion or the duties of the
" 'Mem. —That the singing seats are
in the hand of God, and that He causes
even the wrath of man to praise Ilim.
" 'Mem. —To consider prayerfully
the subject of contracting a matrimon
ial alliance with Miss Cordelia Brews-
'That's It! I knew I was not mis
taken; and I felt that I had leadings
from the Lord in that direction ; and
yet, in the midst of manifold cares and
distractions, it wholly slipped my
mind, weak and erring mortal that I
am. But it may not yet be too late.'
And the minister seized his hat, giving
it a hasty brush with his sleeve, and
hurried to the door, turning, however,
to lav his hand with unwonted tender
ness upou his son's head, saying,
solemnly, 'Samuel. I thank you for
this suggestion, and I would that I
could perceive in you as lively signs
of the workings of grace as I do of
wisdom and discernment beyond your
Samuel, left alone, looked after his
father with a most lugubrious face.
'For a feller to go and do it himself,
that's the worst of it ! 1 hadn't better
let on to Mose and the rest that I did
it. Xo more fun if she comes here;
she'll want a feller not to tear his
clothes, and have his hair brushed
every minute, and no pie or cake be
tween meals. We'll make it lively
for her, though—Mose and Hose and
Joe aud I.'
All unconscious of what was in
store for her, Miss Cordelia Brewster
was engaged in inspecting and admir
ing her green silk dress, which had
just been sent home from the dress
maker's. Miss Cordelia was a plump
little woman, with a pinkish bloom
still lingeriug upon her cheeks, and no
trace of Time's frosting upon her chest
nut locks. Why she bad never married
was a mystery. For ten years after
her father, the village doctor, had
died, leaving her a modest competence,
the gossips had been on the lookout
for signs of matrimonial intentions on
her part. When she had passed thirty,
and was still Miss Cordelia, people
gradually ceased to speculate about
her. For some inscrutable reason,
they decided that Miss Cordelia meant
to be an old maid to the end of the
chapter. It was observed that even
John Parmenter, whe had somewhat
indefinitely 'hung round' her for years,
kind o' dropped off;' he no longer sat
in the singing seats, where Miss Cor
delia still serenely kept her place, de
spite the rivalry of younger choristers;
so they were not so frequently thrown
together, and he was seldom seen to
walk home with her from the weekly
prayer-meeting; his old sorrel mare
was very rarely seen fastened to the
hitching-post before Miss Cordelia's
door of a Sunday night*; and only once
or twice hail he been seen shyly to
ofler her a nozegay of southernwood
and cinnamon pinks, which grew to
great perfection in his garden, and of
which, in her girlhood, Miss Cordelia
had been very fond.
Many other admirers had Miss Cor
delia, but she had turnad a cold shoul
der upon all, and seemed perfectly con
tented to live on in her comfortable
old house, with' trim box-bordered
flower beds in the front yard, and lilac
bushes crowding in at the windows
with her handmaiden Tryphosa, who
was not, as her name suggested, a
blooming and romantic young maiden
but an ancient spinster, who believed
u signs and omens, and alwavs 'felt'
coming events 'in her bones.' Try
phosa was now gazing at the green
silk with a melancholy expression of
'Green' means forsaken; there ain't
no denyiu* it. And Seliny Wilson,
that was married in green, was laid
out a corpse in it before the end of the
year; and Mertildy Lyman, that was
merried in a white muslin sprigged
with green, and green bunnit strings,
she had a drunken husband that fell off
the haymow, and dislocated his spinal
column, and everybody knew her twins
wa'nt bright, and—'
'But I am not going to be married
in it, you know, Tryphosa,' said Miss
Cordelia, turning a merry face up to
Miss Tryphosa's doleful one. 'Per
haps it is only unlucky as a wedding
dress. As for being forsaken, there
doesn t t seem to be anybody left to for
sake nie but you, and 1 am not afraid
that all the green dresses in the vorld
could make you do that '
'There ain't no luek about
nohow,' said Tryposa. 'lf 'twas lay
lock, now, or handsome brown—"
'I suppose I really ought to have
had black,' said Miss Cordelia, medita
tively; 'but some way the spring on,
with everything so fresh and bright,
made me feel as I used to long ago,
and I've made believe to myself—l
wouldn't own it to anybody but you,
Trypnosa—but I've made believe I
was a girl again. And that's why 1
had this green silk.'
'And that's why you have been put
ting posies in your hair. Well it beats
all, what a difference there is in folks.
Now spring puts me in mind of house
cleanin' and soap-bilin' and bitters—
Land sakes! if there ain't Parson
Greeley a comin' up the walk, and
nottin' but the old cropple-crown for
; dinner, and all skin and bones at that,
and he a-comin' in the yard this bles-
I sed minute!'
Miss Cordelia whisked the green silk
out of sight, and smoothed her crimps
demurely down, as she hastened to
gree her visitor.
It happened that Miss Polly Wat
; kins, who went about the village ped
ling a ccncoction known as Watkin's
Unapproachable Liniment, was so for
tuuate as to be passing just as the min
ister opened Miss Cordelia's front-yard
"There, I knew well enough that
there wa'ut never so much smoke
without some fire. Miss Badger
needn't think that she could make me
believe that green silk gown with a
train didn't something. So it's
the minister. Well, men-folks is terri
ble short-sighted creturs. There is
them in Westficld that would make
him a good sensible wife.'
Miss Polly was so uuhappv as to go
on for nearly a quarter of a mile before
she met anybody to whom she could
tell her news, and then it was only Dr.
Ramsev, jogging along behind his old
white horse, and between him and
Miss Polly 'there wa'nt' as she ex
pressed it, 'no great likin', no mor'n
there was apt to be between two of a
trade.' Ist>t still news was news, and
Miss Polly could not resist the tempta
tion to share it.
'Well, things do turn out queer!'
said the doctor to himself, meditative
ly (licking a fly off his old white horse
as he jogged along again. '1 wouldn't
have thought she would have had any
body, let alone the old parson. If I
had thought— Why, I'm ten years
younger'n he is, and a sight better cal
culated to please the fair sex. And
that's a snug bit of property of Miss ;
Cordillv's, and she's a wholsome-look
ing good-natured woman, to say noth
ing of being handsome, which don't
signify. I believe 1 can cut out the
parson if I try. I always said that I
would die a batchelor, but its a wise
man that changes bis mind.'
And the doctor actually whipped
his horse out of his accustomed jog in- ■
to a lively trot, and everybody ran to ,
the window, for the doctor in a hurry J
was a sight that the oldest inhabitant ,
had never seen.
In the meantime Miss Polly had met
Abner Phillips, one of the 'back folks,'
who three miles from the village. But
Abner could not have been more interest
ed in Miss Polly's news if be had lived
next door to the possessor of the green
His homeward way led him past
John Parmenter's house, and John
was hoeing in his trarden.
'Wa'al, now, Parson Greely is goin'
to do a pretty good thing for himself,
ain't ho?' drawled Abner, after the
usual comments and inquiries concern
ing crops had been exchanged, 'lie
knows which side o r his brend is but
tered on. Parsons ginerally does.'
'What is he going to do?' inquired
'You don't mean to say you ain't
heard? Wa'al, I declare, you don't
know what's goin' on as well as us
back folks does! He's a-goin' to marry
Miss Cordilly Brewster, lie's tum
ble tejus, the old parson is, and she'll
have to step around lively to fetch up
them boys. But women-folks always
does set lots by a minister.'
After Abner had gone, John Por
menter drcJpped his hoc, and stood
wiping his forehead with his handker
chief with a bewildered look.
'I don't know I shouldn't have ex
pected she marry, but somehow I
didn't. I never thought of such a
thing. I don't know wby I should
feel so about it. If I hadn't the cour
age to ask her when I was young and
prosperous, surely I couldn't now. I
always began to be a coward the min
ute I came in sight of her. 1 never
felt so before any other woman; but
then I never cared anything about any
other. 'Anyway, I can't rest until I
find out whether it's true or not. Cor
delia can't object to telling an old
friend. Madam Ilumor rules this vil
lage, and she's very apt to be mis
So John set out to call on Miss Cor
delia. As he passed the bed of cinna
mon pinks, he found that, although it
was early in the season, three had
blossomed that very morning, and he
made them into a little nosegay with
some sprays of
And he was in such haste that he for
got to hide them from the public gaze
by a bit of paper—feeling that it was
somewhat ridiculous for a stout old
batchelor of forty-five to be carrying
about little boquets—as hehadjon other
The doctor was driving away from
Miss Cordelia's door as John approach
ed it, the horse going at his old-fash
ioned jog, as if there was nothing in
the world, thut was worth hurrying
'I hope she isn't ill!' thought John,
and then a sudden suspicion seized
him. llere might be another rival,
and a more formidable one than Par
son Greeley. Were rivals springing
up arouud him like mushrooms, when
he had never thought of the possibility
of the existence of one ?
Miss Cordelia's cheeks were very
much flushed, and they grew redder
still at s-ight of John's nosegay.
John, strange to say, did not blush
or stammer as he presented it. Rivals
see.ued to be a wonderful stimulus to
'Cordelia, I heard that you were go
ing to marry Parson Greely. It isn't
true, is it?'
There was something in the tone of
his voice thut made Miss Cordelia start.
Was John going to speak, after being
dumb so long?
'No, it isn't true,' said Miss Cor
delia, and cast down her eyes.
'Nor—nor anybody else?' John was
stammering now. Was his courage
going to fail?
'No, nor anybody else.' said Miss
Cordelia. 'That is—'
Tryphosa, coming into the kitchen
from the back-yard at that moment,
saw a sight which caused her to drop
the cropple-crowned rooster, but just
deceased, into her pan of dough.
'Elviry Kimball needn't have knock
ed me up at five o'clock this mornin' to
inquire if that green silk dress had a
train. I should think it did have a
train!' said Tiyphcsi, grimly.—Har
I Kalamazoo, (Mich.) Daily tiazctte.]
It is an unprecedented success said
Mr. C. S. D'Arca tubal, the well-known
Burdick Hou-e druggist, when asked
for his views in regard to the St. Ja
tobs Oi\-, it is highly extolled, and is
giving general satisfaction.
feen*uliun in Cliuioii Tup.
[For the ClTlZfcN.]
I MESSRS KDITORS: —During a recent
visit into the neighborhood indicated
in the heading of this article, we were
informed of certain curious visitors
who had liecn tailing upon parties
living in the nlor-aid neighborhood.
As we were informed, the visitors
tailed u} o i parties living near Glade
Mill, Middlesex twp , but as to the re
sult of their visitation o-' tie reception
I they met with we were not informed.
' Hut in the more immediate neighbor
hood where your correspondent was
they made calls, the circumstances of
which we are better acquainted with.
| Iu one instance they called to see
Mr. Steward one evening while he
and his family were away. They set
down to wait cn him coming home,
aud as th« evening was cool and the
fire low, one put on Mr. Steward's
1 gam coat aud the other his Sunday
, coat to keep warm until he would
come ; but as Mr. Steward was long
' in coming aud (be fire had gone out,
( they concluded not to wait, and start
id, forgetting that they had Mr. Stew
\ ard's coats on. On another occasion
they called to see Jim Maisland, and
mistaking the spring-house for the
dwelling house they went in aud see
ing no one about they concluded they
were not at home, and proceed
ed to get their own supper.
They were very hungry, for there was
a crock of apple-butter and a can of
jelly which tbey eat, and even the
crock and can tbey were in; then they
took two acres of his farm, carrying it
away with them. If the land alone
had been tikon and the spring-house
not been meddled with, 'Jim.' would
have blamed it on Charlie Woods, as
Charlie has a 100 acre farm that he
can't work, because 'Jim.' has bis on
top of it. Another timo they went to
John Quinn's ,but did not take anything
except a~ morning paper. John said
he didn't care tor tbe paper only he
would like to have looked at tbe births
and see if any person was born that
he knew. Jim Maisland says he
wishes they had never been born. At
no place were they had been was there
an effort made to catch them and find
out who tbey were, excepting at Mr.
Bicket's house where Ilarvey bearing
them at the cellar window, got up
and gave chase, butbe wa3 unsuccessful
in catching nnv excepting a little boy
who could not run fast enough to
ket'p up. He caught him and brought
him to his house, but it showed no
light in fiuding out the rest, save
that it shows that they do not live in
the neighborhood as the little boy
cannot be identified by anybody in
the neighborhood, though several
went there to see him and identify him
lie also refuses to tell who bis asso
ciates are; who he is; where he is
from or to answer any other questions
put to bim.
Ollie Myers says be isone of tbe 306
at Chicago. Harvey says if he is,
there will only be 305 tbe next time,
but tbe neighbors say Ollie's sugges
tion is groundless, for while ,he has
every appearance of a Stalwart, yet be
is entirely too young to have been a
delegate to a National Convention as
early as 1880, and even if he had Came
ron would have taken better care of
hiui and bad him appointed to some
There is much speculation aboutwho
the intruders are. Some would have
it Wolfe, and say anybody tbat would
be complicated as he was in that G. Y.
insurance jbusiness would'nt mind
taking butter. . Others cast tbe blame
on Arthur's Cabinet: they think Ar
thur sent them out to bunt up some
good butter for the great dinner parties
he is giving. Others say it was Ar
thur himself, and tbat Conkling would
have been along bad his great law
practice permitted him to leave New
York; # but all this is merely conjecture.
Wc do not believe Arthur would do
anything of the kind. The opponents
of tbe administration are very anxious
to get an issue to help them in this
fall's campaign, should Wolfe decide to
This information is gathered from
rumors coming from various sources,
and may not, in every instance, be cor
rect. Perhaps the regular correspond
ent of the CITIZEN in that place, who
is better acquainted with the facts, can
give a more accurate account of the
work of those unknown parties.
„ A SLBSCBIBKB.
Dank stock «H Collateral.
Banking iustitutions generally are
interested in the decision which Judge
Acheson rendered last Thursday in the
U. S. Circuit Court in the case of John
X. Purviance, Receiver of the First
National Hank of Butler, against the
Fifth National and the Citizens' Na
tional Banks of Pittsburgh. The lat
ter were holders of stock of the Butler
bank, which had been placed with
them by President Riddle, of tho But
ler institution, as security for loans ad
vanced by them to his bank. The di
rertory of the bank bad given him this
stock to bring to Pittsburgh to negotia
ate a loan W hen the bank failed and
tb»> receiver made assessments to meet
its losses, he assessed over $5,000
against the Citizens' Bank as its pro
portion on the stock in its possession,
and nearly $5,000 against the Fifth
National Bank. They fought the assess
ments on the grouud that the stock
was not taken by regular transfer, but
as security for loans ; that they were
never published as stockholders, as re
quired by law ; that they had sufficient
original security for the loans, and did
not care about the stock as collateral,
which was only left with them. Judge
Acheson decided in favor of the plaintiff,
lie savs that the banks, having taken
the stock, r.o matter what the consid
eration, nor whether they got the bene
fit of the stock, nor whether they were
ever published as stockholders, they
stand in the samo position as to the
liabilities of the bauk as any of the
other stockholders, and must therefore
pay the assessments.
Don't Die in llic llouMe.
Ask druggist for 'Rough, on Rats.'
It clears out rats, mice, ljedbugs, roach
es, vermin, Hies, ant», insects. 15c. per
One square. one insertion, (1 ; each subse
quent insertion. 60 cents, Yearly advertiaemei U
etcee-Lug one-fourth of a column, $6 \er inch.
Figure work doul le tlieeo ratce; additional
charges where, wee ily or monthly changes era
made. Local adve -tiaenicuts 10 ccnte per tin*
for Sr>t insertion, taid 6 cents per line for each
adiiitionaliuserti: 11. Marriages and deaths pub
lished free nl charge. Obitnvr notices charged
as advertisements, and im aMe win n handed ui
Audit'-.rv Notices. 41; F.xcci:U.ib' ai.d Adroinii
trat.us' Notices. fS c*ch; Katray, Caution an*
PiSfHjJutii.ii Notices, not e\ceedii k ten lines,
each. . . ;
Vroin the fact tlifct the (Jittt.fn is 'he oldcat
established and mnet (aleiwiitl; circulated Re
public.™ newspaper in Jiutler county, (a Iteput
licaii county ) it rnitet be apparent to buniiieea
men that it id the medium they fthould nee in
advertising their biisiiiew.
It«. in it ii co of the llrooltiju
By the end of March of next year the
great Brooklyn bridge will probably be
ready for use, says a New York letter.
Tbe trustees want $1,250,000 to finish
it with. If they keep within their
present estimate, which is against all
probability and precedent, the bridge
will have cost in all just $14,793,»47.-
19. Leaving the finances of the bridge
out of eight, and the question of its
public usefulness, there is no disputing
its triumphant success as a piece of en
gineeriug. There is nothing like it in
the world. Few people who wonder
at tbe twiu giants of granite that face
each other across tbe river, or admire
tho line curve of the massive cables,
know anything about the romance of
its construction. The storv of the
great engineer who designed and
made the bridge is an interesting,
and in some" respects, a wonderful
one. His health was wrecked in the
compressed atmosphere of the caissons
used in laying the pier foundations.
A most distressing nervous malady
confined him for years to his room
and bed. Instead of becoming a vic
tim of the bridge, his resolute will
made bim its conqueror and hero.
His bed was at window- over
looking the river, and from
this observatory, with a telescope
always in bis trembling fingers, and
plana and projections all around him,
he watched and directed the slow pro
gress of an army of workmen. A
faithful and intelligent woman was bis
lieutenant. She mastered all tbe com
plicated details of the work of con
struction—listened to reports, gave
commands, solved difficulties, lightened
in a thousand wrys the labors of tbe
If the truth were engraved on the
surface of one of the granite piers of
the bridge, the legend would read:
'Designed by John A. Itoebling, and
Built by John A. Itoebling aud his
* Mercer county, according to the re
port of-her Poor Directors, expended
for the retief of the poor during 1881
the sum of sl7;BTl,' an increase over
1880 of $ 1,341; - Of this $7,541,24
was for out door.relief, being $802,58
more thau last year. The total num
ber of inmates in the Poor House dur
ing the year was 145, nu" increase of
13 over 1880. Of these 4(J left, 5 we're
bound out, and 9 died, lea?ing the pries-"
ent niimltrr 85. The products of..the
farm amounted to s2,(>6t>, an increase
An Interesting Fact. -
Iu France, all patent medicines
must be endorsed by an official board
of physicians before they can be sold.
In lieu of such a law in a America,
tbe 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 reuxei'y.
in the market. Its a poor rule
that won't work both ways.
Some weeics ago a Western burglar,
while on his way to 'crack a crib,'
dropped into a prayer meeting, and
while there became impressed with
his wicked life and renounced sin.
His good example has just been follow
ed by a well-known New York profes
sional, who surprised the little congre
gation at Cremorne Mission Church
the other evening by suddenly advan
cing to the pulpit and handing over a
kit of burglar,s tools. He confessed
tbat he in company with several oth
ers, had planned to enter a Fifth ave
nue residence that night.
A Faultless Family inedleine.
'I have used in my family Simmons
Liver Regulator for the last eight or
ten years, and- found it to supercede
anything recommended for chills, fover
and ague. I have given up calomel, qui
nine and all other mercurial treatments.
I give it to my children, from those
one year old to those twenty-five years
old. * It is ail you could wish in a
family. Please" use my name as you
wish. Very truly, J5. H. Urbanks,
Crawford Co., Ga.' _
An aged lady who had buried tl;ree
husbands during her lifetime finally
died at South Granville, ans her last
request was that her mortal remains
might repose Inside those of her first
husband. An investigation showed
that No. 1, who had been twice mar
ried, was peacefully resting between
his two wives, whereupon resort was
had to No. 2. Singularly euougb,
his dust was found to occupy a precise
ly similar position. Only one chance
now remained, and it was with some
uneasiness that the mourners visited
the grave of "No. 3. But the last of
tbe trio bad been more considerate.
Upon bis right lay his first wife, but
upon his left there was a Vacant space,
and there a mound wirt- quickly raised
above the earthly, tabernacle of his
second ami last consort.
II you are suject. te. cbillj, a.certain
cure is Peruna. Regulate jrnur bowels
0 Wilde is in Denver. Wouldn't
that hair of his be a bonanza for an
1 always keep your medicines in
stock. Downs' Elixir is selling better
than any Cough Medicine I have, and
with good results.—C. M. Smith, drug
gist, Clarkston, Mich.
Dr. Baxter's Manurake Bitters give
the best satisfaction of any medicine 1
sell. They have advertised themselves
aud I warrant every bottle.—-N.. De-
Krief. Druggist, Zeeland, Mich-
Henry & Johnson's Arnica and Oil
Liniment, for external use is equaljy
The new bustle resembles a large
Diseased kidneys and costive bow
els are prevalent ills. Peruna and
Manalin their cure.
Terra cotta gloves are among Ihe
|3fP Advertise in the CITIZEN.