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"S C H A T Z "
We are now ottering a large and elegant line of
HERN AW EES AND
Bantings, all wool at 25c and up.
Black and Colored Silks,
Black and Colored Cashmeres, Cou
leurs and Nuns' Veiling.
Debeges, Gaster and Melang Suitings
in endless variety.
Laces, embroideries and Neckwear.
Gloves, Hosiery and Underwear.
Fall asbortmeut of
PERCALES AND CHINTZES
In all the latest designs.
WM. F. SCHATZ,
110 Federal St., Allegheny City
Agent for Mme. Demoreat'i Reliable Patterns
Bickel & Qallagher,
(Succeaaors to a A. Flick.)
Livery f Feed and Sale Stable.
JEFFERSOU ST.. BUTLER, PA
apr 4, Sm
Onion Woolen Mills.
I would desire to call the attention of the
public to the Union Woolen Mill, Bntler, Pa.,
where I hare new and improyed machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Gray Flannels,
Knitting and Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them as being very dura
ble, as they are manufactured of pore Butler
oounty wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in texture, and will be sold at very low
prises. For samples and prioee. address,
JolM.'7S-ly Butler, Pa
Farmers and Gardeners!
Look to your own interests and improve your
crops, from 75 to 100 per cent, by using the
Peruvian Sea Fowl Guano, or Bradley's Desolved
Bone. On hand at Leonard Wise's in Butler,
or Wm. Crookahank's at Sanrersville Station,
Butler Co ; Pa. aplßtf
o|# WALDRON, Graduate ot the Phil
|K adeJ pbia Dental College, is prepared
■ la ■to do anything in the line of hit
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block,
■p stain, apll
J. H. GROHMANN.
Work made to order, and repairing of all
kinds dpne at reasonable rates and satisfaction
guaranteed. Particular attention given to re
pairing of farming implements. Buck-boards
for sale cheaper than they can be purchased
elsewhere, and always on hands. aprll,3m
P. L. CLMLAHDJ
WATCHMAKER ft JEWELER,
South Main St., Butler, Pa,
Keeps Constantly on Hand a Full Stock of
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
At the Lowest Cash Prices.
Fine Watch Repairing a Spec
on urtb] ▲ Bimtfftr l *' l Olaot
lnßtrcngth smotur all otharOluea
■ ■ andCementsl Absolutely IB-
H fcreskaWe Inseparable I
Uard Cue Tipeaa'd Cloth. kL-bl.,
■RBI Metals, Patches on Leathar and
■H i Bubber fihoeft Brlc-» br*4, Book
HdfVi. Btone. Furniture. Bicycle
MBR Bobber Tiree, Ornaments of Every
911 |A[ Mis, Textile Ftbriot, FlnecSrritfre*
mmua Piano., Fiowm,
SUi n«l Olass aud Btraw Qooda.Cabt.
litrraL WMs BettiefltniflD lod
Tin Cover); by an all postpaid. 10 eta
*-4oth sim» bottu. extra. lUIM only trf mjuaufaaturexii
FOB BALK AT REDICK'S DRUG STOBB.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
G. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER.
H. C. HEINEMAN, SECRETARY.
J. L. Purvis, B. A. Helmboldt,
William Campbell, J. W, Burkhart,
A. Troutman, Jacob Schoene,
G. C. Roossing, John Oftld well,
Dr. W. lrvin, J. J. Croll,
A. B. Rhodes, H. C. Helneman.
JAS, T. M'JUNKIN, (Jen. A*'t
An order eu Hall's Safe and Lock Co., of Cin
cinnati, and several orders on different Sewing
Machine Companies, also a certificate of mem
bership to correspondence class of Pitman's
Phonography. Enquire at this office.
Estate of James H. Heckling.
Whereas letters of administration have this
day been issued to me on the estate of James H.
Mechling, late of Washington township, dee'd.
by the Register of said county of Butler, no
tice is hereby given to all persons owing said
estate to call and settle, and those having claims
against the same will please present them for
pavment duly probated.
S. C. HUTCHISON, Adm'r.
June 5, 1883. North Hope, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate ot Ernest. lVerner.
Letters of administration on the estate of
Ernest Werner, dee'd, late ol Forward twp.,
Butler connty, Pa., having been granted to the
undersigned, all persons knowing themselves
indebted to said estate will please mike imrao
diate payment and any having claims Against
said estate will present them duly authenti
cated for settlement,
MAKIA WERNEH, Administratrix.
Evans City, Butler Co., Fa.
W. H. LUSK, Attorney.
Estate of Edward Campbell.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Ed
ward Campbell, dee'd, late of Worth twp.. But
ler county, Pa., having been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons knowing themselves in
debted to said estate will please make immedi
ate payment and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly authenticated
SAMUEL H. MOORE, Executor,
Grant City, Lawrence Co., Pa.
Whereas letters of administration on the es
tate ol Andrew J. Moore, late of Centre twp.,
Bntler county, Pa., dee'd, have been duly is
sued by the Register of wills in and for the
county ot Butler, Pa., to me Nancy J. Moore,
widow of said decedent. Notice is hereby given
to all persons knowing themselves indebted to
the said estate to call and settle the same, and
all persons having claims against the said estate
will please present the same duly probated lor
payment. NANCY J. MOORE,
Administratrix of A. J. Moore, dee'd,
Estate of Jacob Runnel.
Letters of administration on the estate of
Jacob Hnnnel, dee'd, late of Buffalo township,
Butler Co., Pa., having been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons knowiug themselves in
debted to said estate will please make imme
diate payment and any having claims against
•aid eetate will present them duly authenticated
Q. C. ROENIGE, Administrator;
Sarvers Station, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of John Walters,
Letters of administration on the estate of
John Walters, dee'd, late of Jackson township,
Butler Co., Pa., having been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons knowing themselves in
debted to said estate will please make imme
diate payment and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly authenticated
JOHN A WALTERS, Administrator.
Evans City, Butler County, Pa.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Conn
ty Commissioners at their office in Butler, Pa.,
up to Jnne 11th, 1883 for roofing the Jail
building and Sheriff's house, (roof to be o' tin).
The Commissioners reserve the right to reject
any or all bids.
BY OBDEB ON COM'RS,
8. McCLYMONDB, Clerk.
Commissioners' Office, Butler, Pa., May 23d,
Farmers Looli I
To your own interest and dont buy a grain
drill till you see the FARMER'S FAVORITE.
Double distribution and grain seeder, force feed
graas seeder, and double cast-steel reversible
mints. Steel axletrees. Grass seeder either
>ehind or before. For SO 1 * by Wm. Crooluthank,
Sarversville, Bntler Co. Pa. aplßtf
ICE FOR SALE.
The undersigned has about 35 tons of good
clear ioe ou hands, which he will sell in large or
air all quantities on reasonable terms, and de
li ver at the houses of his customers during the
summer Orders can be left at Wick's meat
•hop. D..HOWE LYON.
The subscriber continues the making of bricks
common, pavement, bay-window anifother qual
ities at BIS kiln on the Fair GROUND road, half a
mile west of Butter He will keep on hand a lot
of bricks at all times. He will also make and burn
brick in the country for anyone desiring to have
them made on their own farm or premises.
As he Intends carrying on the brick making
business, he invites the custom of all, promising
to give entire satisfaction to all who may patron
All orders promptly filled at reasonable rates.
Call on. or address,
J. GEORGE STAMM,
mar2B-6mo Butler Pa.
County Superintendent's Exami
nation of Teachers for 1883.
Prospeot. June 18
North Washington " 19
Pisgah " an
Six Points " 21
Bruin •• 22
Middletown " 26
Fairview " 27
Millerstown •" 28
Coyleaville " 29
Baxonburg July 3
Butler " 6
Glade Mills «• T
Centreville '• 17
Harrisvllle " 18
Book S. H. Cherry district " 19
Sunbory «• 20
Portersville " 24
Evans City » 26
Witherspoon " 28
Teachers will please come provided with
"UOAX. CAP'' and a LEAD PENCIL TABLET. Exami
nations will begin at 9 A. M. SUAHP. Teachers
are expected to attend the regular examinations
or give satisfactory reason for non-attendance.
A short TALK will be given at each examination
on the "Course of Study," for the ungraded
schools of the county. Special examinations in
the public school building at Butler, the last
Saturday of each month, for four months, be
ginning August 25. Directors are cordially in
vited to attend the examinations.
JAMES H. MURTLAND, County Hup't.
Butler, May 28, 1883. 3t
HFIFC % /A what fun you can have
•WJW W V with our new false-,mous
' (IIA M W Just thething.
V W L| for a little harmless mas
queradmg. These mustaches are made of the
, best material, with genuine hair and wire attach
ment, and when worn cannot be told FROM a gen
uine mustache, Jtoys and young men can have
lots o( fun by putting thein on in a crowd of
friends who will be greatly astonished at the
transformation. We will send you a mustache for
only 5 three-cents stamps (15 cents), or a mus
tache and goatee for 25 cents. There are three
colors— light, dark browe and black. State which
coloryou want. Address HUDSON M \NI FACTVH
INU co„ Astor Place and Broadway. N. Y
MEN AND WOMEN
■orOood Salary and Expenses Paid.
OUTFIT FREE. Noexperience needed
JAMES E. WHITNEY,
Nurserymen, Rochester, SI. Y
ROUSE AND LOT FOR SALE.
K VKBT cozr
Two-Storied Frame House
ot six rooms, cellar, out houses and two
lots ot ground In Butler will b sold ou reason
• able terms: Call at office of
T F. M. EASTMAN
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BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. 1883
COALTOWN, Bt TL.ER Co.,
June 4, 1883. }
EDS. CITIZEN :—Gentlemen allow
me space in your valuable paper to
mention a few items.
On the 25th alt. thecitizens of Pleas
ant Valley were agreeably entertained
by a concert under the jurisdiction of
Prof. J. M. Bovard, of New Hope, Pa.
The convention met at 8:30 P. M. and
was opened by a quartette, entitled,
"Friends We Greet You."
This was followed by a choice
selection of sacred and secular music.
Miss Carry X. Black, of Forestville,
Pa., then greeted the audience with a
song, entitled, "I'm Going Home to
Clo." This was so beautifully sung
as to show what can be accomplished
by a human veice, when the singer
enters into the spirit of the music.
This was followed by a character
song, entitled, "The Poor Old Tramp,"
which was performed so perfectly that
several of the audience persisted in
claiming it to be real.
Next was aglee song, entitled, "The
"The Hunter's Horn," after which was
a short intermission, thus affording a
privilege for friend to meet with friend,
which was very highly appreciated by
Next was a selection of anthems, as
"I Will Extol Thee," "Thou Wilt Keep
Him" and others.
A beautiful solo, entitled, "Told in
the Twilight," was so accurately sung
by Mi3S Black and Miss Sproul as to
attract the closest attention of the
The attention of the audience was
next attracted by a comical quartette,
entitled, "Call John," which was dis
posed of very nicely.
Miss Lecca Morrison, of Harrisville,
presided at the instrument, where she
very accurately performed her duty.
The few which we have mentioned,
with many other beautiful pieces of
mußic, constituted the programme.
We are much pleased to say that Mr.
Bovard's concert was rewarded with a
full house, there being quite a number
of the citizens of Grove City present.
Old and young alike were there.
So great was the interest manifested
that the young folks were much sur
prised when calling at Mr. Christie's
store to treat their ladies to candy, to
find doors locked and owner and clerk
both enjoying the music
From beginning to end the concert
was a success. Prof. Bovard has given
perfect satisfaction in both his series
of singings and concert-
Suffice it to say that he bus our best
wishes in his profession during his
course in the Musical Normal atMead
ville, Pa., which he is soon to enlist in.
PROSPECT, BUTLER CO., )
June G, 1883. >
EDS. CITIZEN :—As I am a devoted
friend of our public school system and
the noble teachers who are spending
their best days in the service, I would
like you to publish a few facts, for they
can thus be brought to the notice of
school authorities more directly than
in any other way.
It is apparent that the teacher is in
a place of great power ; he is where he
can exert a mighty influence; he is
responsible for the proper use of this
power. This has been long felt by all
classes of people. It is not the money
he receives as a compensation that a
hold upon the teacher is obtained ; and
the teacher cannot be excused for not
doing his duty because his wages are
small; if he undertakes the work he is
responsible, wages or no wages, and
noone wants to lessen his responsibility.
The public demand educational prog
ress. This ia plain enough and very
few deny this. Now, seeing the de
mands that are made of the teachers—
skill, fitness, obligations to pupil and
public—the question naturally arises,
does the teacher receive a living com
pensation for his work ?
It is true the teachers, in some parts
of our county, are miserably paid, and
the public-spirited citizens admit that
the teachers are shockingly treated as
to recompense for their labors. We
can understand the sensitive teacher
who knows he gives his best strength
to his school room work; and when
any one asks him what wages he gets,
he blushingly says, "$lB and board my
self, in the summer, or $25 or S2B in
the winter." Living wages for so
•noble a profession! No one doubts
that teaching is a profession, just as
much as is surgery or the law business.
Webster says a profession is the busi
ness which one follows for subsistence,
etc. If a person wishes to be a live
teacher he must devote his whole time
to the profession. Imagine a doctor,
or a lawyor, or a minister practicing
for six months in the year and then
thinking of becomiuga noted physician,
or an expounder of the law, or a Simp
son or a Talmage, by resting the re
mainder of the year ! If a profession
will not admit of any saving to the
practitioner, it is a blight to tiie whole
system. Bat who Is responsible if the
"laborer does not get his hire ?" The
fault may lie with the teacher or with
Teachers may be afraid of asking for
living wages by fear of losing their
position ; and the directors may refuse
to allow good wages because they have
the power and the sleight of holding
ou to "retrenchment and reform."
Public sentiment is for living wages
and why is this sentimeut disregarded!'
Because the price of instruction is
counted by cents and mills 1 heard
Prof. C., of P. A., say it was an enig
ma to hint to know how teachers man
aged to get along, especially if they had
any dependencies resting upon them for
support. I shall ask a careful consid
eration of what has been said, by those
who are trying to fulfil their duties be
fore God and man, and shall stop this
time by asking, how is a teacher to
live and get a start in life if his pro
. fession does not return hiin sufficient
' reward ? How can a teacher buy the
necessaries of life and of his profession,
if his salary is not "worthy of his call
ing ? Let every teacher work what he
can; but by the time his school is done
' in the spring, all work in his neighbor
hood is engaged, and he trust often
carry the name of "being afraid to
work.'' LIVE AND LET LIVE.
MERCER TWP., May 30, 1883.
Decoration Day was observed in
Harrisville in the usual manner. The
procession was formed on Franklin St.,
in the following order: Ist. Old sol
diers. 2d. Knights of Honor. 3rd.
Martial band of Mechanicsville, Ve
nango county. 4th. Citizens. Aftej
decorating the graves, the procession
returned to the Presbyterian Church,
where speeches were made by W. Mc-
Cortnick, of Mercer, and Prof. Mc-
Clintock, of Mercer twp. There was a
general turnout notwithstanding the
The corn, although backward is not
as yet seriously injured by the contin
The prospects for large fruit crops
are good, but in some places the rasp
berry plants were winter-killed.
A. B. Gildersleeve of this township
has bought the patent-right of Butler
county for a ring for holding sacks
while filling in grain and is preparing
to furnish them throughout the county.
Kokane, Green & Co., have removed
their steam saw mill into Venango
Sanding the Axles.
A person who can help but little, is
sometimes able to hinder a great deal.
It requires but very little talent to
stand in the way of others' usefulness.
It would require but small ability for a
roguish boy, standing by a machine, to
sprinkle a little sand upon the oiled
and polished axles on which the wheels
revolved. It might be done easily and
quickly, and remain unobserved ; but
that sand, mingling with the lubricat
ing oil, and being carried around on
the axles, would decrease the speed,
consume the power, cut the axles, in
jure the boxes, hinder the work, and
derange and ruin the machine. If the
boy was trying to introduce pebbles or
rocks into the machine, he would do
less damage, for they would be observ
ed, and could be easily removed ; but
the mischief would come from intro
ducing the sand—so fine, that it makes
its way everywhere ; so small, that no
one would notice it.
There arc men in the Church of
Christ who never have shown great
ability to plan or execute anything of
importance. Their main lorte seems
to be sanding axles. They can get in
the way of others; they can hinder,
find fault, pervert and sow jealousy,
dissension and suspicion as invisibly
and as effectually as a boy can sand the
journals of a machine. No one sus
pects what they are doing; nor can
any one fasten their misdeeds upon
them; but the air grows thick with
distrust, and work is hindered by
secret contrivances and combinations ;
good men are burdened, disheartened
and worn out; noble enterprises falter,
fail and are abandoned. Every one
notices that things are going hard and
that something hinders their progress ;
but no one seems to know what the
trouble is, until the day comes for a
general cleaning up ; and then, lo and
behold, the axles are found covered
with sand. It requires very little
ability in a man to fill the position of
sand-thrower. Neither intelligence,
talent, grace, nor godliness are abso
lutely necessary for the accomplish
ment of this work. Conceit, envy,
jealousy, sourness and meddlesomeness
are sufficient qualifications under
ordinary circumstances. It does not
take much religion for a man to find
fault; some men have been known to
find fault who did not have any. It
requires no long apprenticeship, or
great skill, to throw sand on axles ; a
man who does not know enough to oil
a machine properly, could sand it quite
effectually. Here, for instance, is a
church, where there are a few people
who try to do something, and a number
who succeed in doing nothing, except
grumbling because what is done is not
done in a different way. Here is a
person who, from love to the cause of
God, desires to labor earnestly, ener
getieally and effectually in the Master's
work ; but by the time he is well under
way, others, who have never succeeded
in accomplishing anything of import
anc, are ready to throw sand on the
axles and neutralize all his efforts, until
the workers ate discouraged and the
work abandoned ; after which the sand
throwers relapse into a condition of
quietude. They have done what they
could—which was simply to hinder
others from doing anything; and now
their song is,
"I told yon so; I knew that nothing would be
Most churches have a surplus of these
sand-throwers, who could be spared;
aud if in their place could be substitut
ed a few of those uien who oil the
machinery, who lubricate instead of
irritate; who feed the fires instead of
throwing water upon them, and who
are as ready to work as these sand
throwers are to grumble, nobody would
be damaged by tho change. Better
still it would be, if some of these very
men should cease throwing sand, and
begin pouring ou oil. They might be
a power for good aud good men might
be thus spared one of the grievous vex
ations of their lives.— From the Chris
LONE JACK, Mo., Sept., 14, IB7ih
I have been using Hop Bitters, and
have received great lienefit from them
for liver complaints aud malarial fever.
They are superior to all other medi
cines. P. M. BARNES,
—That human symphony in black
was quite right when he said that in
our mtercouse with the world "we
ought to have our pockets stuffed full
How Tacks are Made.
The iron is received from the rolling
mills in sheets from three inches to
I twelve inches wide, and lrom three
feet to nine feet in length, the thick
■ ness varying, according to the kind of
work into which it is to be made, from
one-eighth to one-thirty-second of an
inch. These sheets are all cut in about
thirty-inch pieces, and by immersion in
acid cleaned of the hard outside flinty
scale. They are then chopped into
strips of a width corresponding to the
length of the nail or tack required
Supposing the tack to be cut is an
eight-ounce carpet tack, the strip of
iron, as chopped and ready for the ma
chine, would be about eleveu-sixteeths
of an inch wide aud thirty inches long.
The piece is placed firmly in the feed
ing apparatus, and by this arrange
ment carried between the knives of the
At each revolution of the balance
wheel the knives cut off a small piece
from the end of this plate. The piece
cut off' is pointed at one end, and square
for forming the head at the other. It
is then carried between two dies by the
action of the knives and these dies,
coming together, form the body of the
tack under the head. Enough of the
iron projects before the face of the dies
to form the head, and while held firm
ly by them, a lever strikes this project
ing piece into a round head. This as
we have said before, is all done during
one revolution of the wheel, and the
knives, as soon as the tack drops from
the machine, are ready to cut off an
These machines are ran at the rate
of about 250 revolutions per minute.
The shoe-nail machines for cutting
headless shoe-nails, are run at about
500 revolutions per minute, and cut
from three to five nails at each revo
140 Wagon Loads of Beer Con
Moscow, June 2.—The fete at Pe
troffsky Park to-day was or a colossal
scale. The land upon which the en
tertainments were given embraced
adout 100 hectares. There were four
immence theatres in which perform
ances were given, a circus performanca,
ballets, pantomines and processions of
horsemen. It is estimated that fully
one million persons were at the fete.
One hundred and forty wagons loaded
with barrels of beer arrived on the
grounds during the morning, and by
noon all this supply of beer had been
The Czar and Czarina, on their ar
rival in the Park during the afternoon,
were received with deafening cheers
by the multitude. Large numbers of
peasants had walked from the distant
provinces to attend the fete. One feature
of this immense gathering was the lack
of disturbances, the people throughout
the day behaving in a most orderly
It is stated that the Mayor of Mos
cow inteuds to resign, in consequence
of the disapproval that has been ex
pressed of a speech which he delivered
at the banquet given to the Mayors of
Great commanders have not, as a
rule, been notable for the possession of
extraordinary physical power. Wash
ington was an exception, being a man
of great strength. In his youth he was
once looker-on at a wrestling contest,
and, growing weary of the sport, threw
himself at the foot of a tree to enjoy
his book. By and by he was challeng
ed to try a fall with the hero of the oc
casion. At first he declined, but find
ing his refusal attributed to fear, he en
tered the arena, and, without taking
off his coat, grappled with his opponent,
and after a brief struggle hurled him
to the ground with such force that the
best wrestler in Virginia was in much
the same predicament as the Duke's
wrestler when he tried conclusions
with Orlando. Later on in life, while
watching some fellows contending at
throwing the bar, sent it flying through
the air, to land many feet beyond the
limit attained by any of the competi
tors. And still later, when he might
be said to be getting old, he showed
that he had not lost his strength of
arm. Taking his morning ride he saw
three of his workmen vainly endeavor
ing to raise a stone. Jumping off his
horse, he pushed the men aside, and
without any apparent efford, lifted the
stone to its proper place, and then re
mounting, rode on.
The Oil Tax.
It is singular with what presistent
efforts some of the members of the
legislature are endeavoring to force a
tax upon crude petroleum. When the
bill was brought before the House some
one moved to amend by taxing coal;
this was, however, immediately voted
down. There is a fairness in all things
and oil is a commodity produced in the
same manner as coal or any other min
eral. Why, then, make an exception
aud tax it to the exclusion of placing
the same tax on any other commodity '(
This discrimination against the oil re
gions of Pennsylvania should be de
nounced by the press throughout the
State in the most decisive and earnest
manner. It is a blow at the industry
of the northwestern part of our State.
The result will be that oil operators
will go to other States and other coun
tries to explore for this hidden treasure
; if the Legislature commences to oppress
It is time the members who are pres
j sing this measure should pause and
! reflect before going further. The peo
ple of the oil regions will not stand it,
and woe betide the man or party that
j attempts it. Justice is all the oil man
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Selling to Decent People.
A temperance discussion once sprang
up in a stagecoach crossing the Alle
ghenies, and the subject was handled
without gloves. One gentleman main
tained a stoical silence until he could
endure it no longer; then he broke out
"Gentlemen, I want you to under
stand that lam a liquor-seller. I keep
a public house, but 1 would have you
know that 1 have a license, and keep a
decent house. I don't keep loafers and
loungers about my place, and when a
man has enough, he can get no more
at my bar. 1 sell to decent people,
and do a respectable business.''
When he had delivered himself, he
seemed to think he had put a quietus
on the subject, and that no answer
could be given. Not so thought a
Quaker, who was one of the company.
'•Friend, that is the most damning
part of thy business. If thee would
sell to drunkards and loafers, thee
would help kill off the race, and society
would be rid of them. But thee takes
the youDg, the poor, the innocent, and
the unsuspecting, and makes drunk
ards and loafers of them; when their
their character are gone, thee kicks
them out, and turns them over to
other shops to be finished off; and theo
ensnares others, and sends them on
the same road to ruin."
A Just Judge.
Judge White, of Allegheny county,
furnishes a rare example of justice in
these modern degenerate days. It
seems that the Judge went fishing in
the Ohio river for jack salmon recent
ly, under the belief that jack salmon
were in season. OwiDg to the inher
ent perversity of the finny tribe, a
black bass persisted in impaling itself
on the Judge's hook, regardless of the
fact that it was violating the law in
allowing itself to be caught before the
Ist of June. When Judge White's
attention was called to the matter, he
vindicated the law by promptly ap
pearing before himself and pleading
guilty to a violation of the game law.
The judge then proceeded to fine him
self ten dollars, but in view of the fact
that this was supposed to be the first
offense, he remitted the costs. He es
caped the disagreeable necessity of
committing himself until the fine was
paid by promptly paying to himself, as
the court, the amount of the fine.
—Mr. Charles F. Duden, Hellam,
Pa., says: "Brown's Iron Bitters has
a happy effect on the digestive organs
and a debilitated constitution."
—No man has got hold of the right
end of the Christain religion who does
a good turn to a neighbor with the ex
pectation of an appointment when the
neighbor stops running for office be
cause he has got the one he wants.
—An attractive, youthful appear
ance secured by using Parker's Hair
Balsam to all who are getting gray.
—A middle aged lady applied to
Mr. Barnum for the position of circus
manager. When asked about her pro
ficiency she naively replied that she
had been married three times, and if
any one could explain tho word circus
she was the person.
—A recruiting officers says: "It is
astonishing how many men can only
see out of one eye and yet don't know
it. Most of these have no use of the
right eye—a rather necessary member
for a man who's going to do any shoot
—Science declares that it will yet
be able to tell us how to prolong our
lives indefinitely. This is all very well
for the old gentleman who has acquir
ed a fortune, but for the expectant
young man who is anxious to inherit
and spend it the prospect is not so
—According to the Cleveland Press
the devil's not as black as he's painted,
nor the society bell as white as she's
powdered; the elephant with the cir
cus isn't as big ill the tent as he is on
posters and the wheat crop of the
country isn't going to be such a mis
erable failure as the croaking predict
—lt is perfectly safe to say that the
Czar of Russia is by all odds the hap
piest man in Kurope. He is not only
glad but greatly surprised that he is
not dead. He can face a cannon ball
without winking, for he is a brave sol
dier, but a few ounces of dynamite
is an ugly present for a people to
give their emperor. Even kings and
potentates prefer to die of old age.
—A long time ago a celebrated
preacher delivered a discourse on the
text, "He giveth his beloved sleep."
Observing that a large number of his
hearers were nodding their heads he
suddenly stopped and said, "Berthern,
it is hard to realize the unbounded
love which the Lord appears to have
for a large portion of this congrega
—The world moves, nevertheless.
Not more than sixty years ago Hannah
Adams went into the Boston Athe
nteum to consult certain authors. Bos
non's sense of decorum was greatly
shocked, and declared that the woman
who went into a public library subject
ed herself to needless insult and was a
long way from the proper sphere of the
other sex. Two generations have
changed all that, and now more wo
men than men frequent that literary
[lev. Jo. Cook bad a quarrel with
a Chicago drummer in a railroad res
tauraut a low days ago. The drum
mer had ordered a beefsteak "just
warmed through." Jo. fastened his
eagle eye upon the drummer aud re
marked that "no gentlemau would eat
his meat raw." The drummer invited
Cook out on the platform and offered
to lick him in two minutes. The great
lecturer refused the challenge, but said
he could have mopped the ground with
that drummer, but it would have spoil
ed his reputation at Boston and Chau
AN OLD COUNTRY CHURCH.
I stopped to rest in the gross grown yard,
To gather the autumn bloom*,
And lazily dream on the velvet sward
That mantles the sunken tombs.
The raspberry briars obscure the words
Affection has carved on the stone ;
With ripening blossoms and bees and birds
Forgotten they sleep alone.
And of all the men who wore this path
Or the threshold of yonder door
To hear of a Father's love or wrath,
Are found on earth no more ;
The spiders lazily spin their threads
Secure from intruding feet,
While autumn its leaveso'er the pulpit spreads
Aud the list'ner's sunken seat.
| I close my eyes and 1 seem to hear »
Some sacred old hymn arise,
Or the pastor inviting, in accents clear,
To "mansions above the skies,"
Or I hear the bearers, with reverent tread,
Their charge to the chancel bear,
And the murmurous sigh for the honored dead
Floats out on the autumn air.
Theu the call of the robin dispels my dreams ;
So, rising with bated breath,
I mark where the sun through the casement
As life in the midst ofdeath.
"He careth for sparrows l thank Thee,
For a temple not made with hands,
And a love that unto the l»ast affords •
A gift from Thy outstretched hands,
—There is nothing in the world that
will cure certain complaints so quickly
or completely as electricity. Only
last week a man who had both chills
and fever was struck by lightning and
he has had neither a chill nor a fever
—' Dr. Benson's Celery and Cham
omile Pills for the cure ot neuralgia
are a success." Dr. O. P. Holman,
Christianburg, Va. 50 cents, at drug
—Speaking candidly and without
any abstinence prejudices, what
condition would you judge a man to
be in who entered a restaurant and
told the waiter that he would like a
plate of "tied fraterd and chork pops?'!.
Charity says he may hare had an im
pediment in his speech, or that he was
excessively bashful and became con
fused, but the cold world would say
that he had quenched his thirst two or
three times over a beautiful spring of
clear water by the roadside of life.
—People of all classes take tea.
Dead people take eterniT ; gay people
festiviT ; free people liberT; fashion
able folks socieT; good people pieT;
successful candidates majoriT ; unsuc
cessful ones ir i loriT ; editors hojcsT ;
solemn citizens graviT; funny roosters
leviT ; orthodox citizens DeiT; polite
people suaviT; bashful fellows uiodesT;
kind ones chariT; bachelors singulariT;
short people breviT; cunning folks
rascaliT ; romantic simpletons novelT ;
respectable people ChristianiT ; artistic
people beauT ; strong people responsi
biliT ; criminals penalT ;—The T pot
cracked at this juncture.
Unless it had great merit Parker's
Ginger tonic coula not be so popular.
Its sale has spread remarkably every
where, because invalids finds it gives
them new life and vigor when other
medicines fail entirely.— Ohio Farmer.
Commissioner of Pensions Dud
ley has notified Mr. Rounds, the Gov
ernment printer, that- the list of
pensioners of the United States is
ready for the compositors, and it is
probable that the work of printing this
document will begin July I, 18S3. In
response to the demand for this infor
mation, Congress, at its last session,
authorized its printing as an executive
document for distribution. The Pen
sion Bureau, however, has delayed
furnishing the manuscript till this
time, in order that the necessary cor
rections may be made up to Jan. 1,
188.3. An idea may be formed of the
extent of the work when it is stated
that forty-eight volumes of 600 pages
each will be required to fill the Con
gressional enactment. It will give a
complete list of all the names on the
ANOTHER CURE UTTERLY WITHOUT A
ERIE, PA., Sept. 10th, 1881.
I)A. IIARTMAN: I cannot but express
my thanks to you for the great benefit
I received from the use of Peruna and
Manalin. One bottle of each placed
me squarely on my feet, after a long
sicknes, which had laid me in bed and
then left me lame and crippled. Three
days' use of these remedies dispensed
with the cane, and in a week 1 was
perfectly well. X. J. WTTIUIIT,
Business Agent, Erie Evening Hrr
Ask your druggist for Dr Hart
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will give it gratis. If not, address Dr.
H. at Osborn, O
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