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The French and Prussian embroglio grows tnore threatening every day; and in spite of conciliatory bpeechea in the French Corps Legislatit by Marquisde Moustier, Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs, and by Count Bismark in the North German Parliament, a financial panio is the consequence in the principal money capitals of Europe. Count Bismark in his speech on April 1, stated the issue in regard to Luxembouig to be about as follows: On the dissolution in iB6O of the German confederation, Luxembourg, not desiring to enter the new confederation on account of the military burdens which she would hare to assume, reverted to Holland, of which she had been a part, and which power demanded the evacuation by Prussia of the Luxembourg fortresses. About the same time the King of Holland asked what position Prussia would assume in case he ceded his sovereign rights in Luxembourg to France. Prussia's reply was to the effect that Holland would be held responsible for guch a transfer, and her action was the re inforcement of the Luxembourg and other frontier fortresses. Subsequently a propo rtion was made to quiet matters between j the two great Powers by declaring Luxem bourg a neutral State. Two other but smaller specs of war dis- j figure the European horizon. Greece hai ! excited the ire of Turkey by her too active | sympathy with the Cretans ; and on April 10 the Sultanas reported to have threatened her with war. The Spanish Government in December last refused to yield to the de mands of Great Britain for restoration, with damages and apologies, of the British ship Tornado, seized in 1806 by a Spanish man of-war on suspicion of being a Chilean pri vateer; and the Spanish Cabinet ordered the case for adjudication before a prize court by which the vessel was lately condemned.— The English Government on April 8 6ent ■everal war vessels to Cadiz to enlorce its peremptory demands for instant redress, not only in case of the Tornado bnt also of the Victoria seized under the same circumstan ces. An answer in the case of the first has been given, declining to accede to the de mand ; the Victoria has been delivered up, Spain gracefully yielding to English de mands in this case. The Liberal party in the English Parlia ment haa divided, and its first effort at amending tho Derby reform bill has resulted in its discumfiture. On April 12 Mr. Glad stone, leader of the Liberals, offered an amendment fixing the yoting rate at £5. which, after a long debate, was defeated by a majority for the Government of 21. This it was claimed by the Government organs would saye the Derby Cabinet from disso. lution. Patrick Condon, alias Massey, the Gen eral in chief of the Fenian army operating in Ireland, on being captured, turned Queen's evidence, and is to be the principal witness for the Government in the forthcoming trials for treason. The Oxford and Cambridge boat race on the Thames came off on April 13, and was won by the Oxlord club after the most ex citing pull ever witnessed on that stream. Maximillian'a situation in Mexico grows more desperate daily. The siege of Querc taro continues; the Imperial force was not entirely surrounded at our latest dates and was well supplied, and it was believed could subsist itself until Mny 1, but had no hope of extricating itself from its position. Es cotiedo an March 22 reported that the be sieged force, about 4000 strong, had made a soirtee frcm Queretaro on one of bis supply trains, but after a sharp fight had been re pulsed and forced into the town again. The siege of Vera Cruz was begun by the Lib erals on March 12, on the departure of Ba caine and the French. Dates from the city to April 2 r&preaent the siege to have be come more vigorous, and the daily bom bardment severer; so brisk , indeed, as to prevent steamers from landing. At that date the water supply had been cut off, and the last beef in the city had been killed and eaten. The Emperor of Brazil has called out the National Guard, the great reserve .corps of the Empire, to reinforce the army in Para guay. Great discontent prevailed in oonse quence. Domestic Intelligence. THE FORTIETH OONORESS. In the extta session of the Senate, on April the 9th, the treaty ceding the Russian American possessions to the United States was ratified by only two dissenting votes. The remainder of the business transacted lias been either secret or unimportant. SOUTHERN RECONSTRUCTION. At a meeting of the prominent citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, on April 2d, it was unanimously agreed that the freedmen should be entitled to run some of their own Color on the white man's ticket to the Con vention and State Legislature. The meet ing was composed in a large proportion of old Democrats and secessionists, and Geneial Hampton wrote a lettorto it urging the pol icy of giving the negro representation. It has been announced that Gov. Sharkey, now that bo has been defeated in his Mis sissippi injunction case before the Supreme Court, will indict and arrest Gov. Ord. mil itary couimandantin Mississippi,on a charge of treason to the State. Governor Jenkins, of Georgia, has advised the people of that State to do nothing until the Supreme Court has decided on hie meas ure for the 'relief of Georgia.' Gen. Popo has iuformed the Governor that he must de sist from attempts to impede reconstruction, or he will be oompclled to remove him from his office. Governor Brownlow, of Tennesge, on the 13th April, declared the registration of vo ters in eight counties, null and void. A mass meeting of freed men was held in Augusta, Georgia, on April 13th, and resolutions were proposed favorinjf the He* publican party ; 'he support of widows and orphans of Union soldiers; the abolition of corporeal punishment; and the right of oil colors to hold office. Ex-Governor Johnson opposed these resolutions in a long speech, and said if he-liad known this was intended he would not have been present. Judges Starm and Hilliard followed in the same strain, and were followed in turn l»y several colored orators, wiio favored the resolutions and the Republican par';. The resolutions were then adopted. A Radical mass meeting of negroes was hold in Nashville on the same day, in the open air, no hall being large enough to con tain the crowd. Resolutions were adopted endorsing Governor Brownlow and denounc ing President Johnson. In Jackson county, Alabama, a negro school teacher named Carter has been ap pointed register of vote™ under the Military Reconstruction bill. The appointment was uiade at the request of a number of the prominent white citizens of the eounty. General Sickles issued an order fir the Government of his Military District, on April lltb, providing that no person shall be imprisoned for debt; suspending sales of attached property for twelve months; sus pending forever all legal proceedings for the recovery of money for the purchase of ne groes ; prohibiting the carrying of deadly weapons, and abolishing capital punishment for burglary and larceny. Several colored men of Columbia, Sooth Carolina, have purchased the South Caro linian newspaper, and propose conducting it as a negro organ. NEWS ITEMS. Ton boys aged from eight to lixteen, were sentenoed to thirty days imprisonment on April 6th, at Jamaiaa, Long Island, for having stoned an organ grinder while peace fully following his vocation. Oo April 10, the organist died of his injuries. On April 10, the New Jersey Legislature refused the light of suffrage to negroes. The Wisconsin Leg' s 'ature h" 8 extended the franchise to women. Parties in England. The ocean telegraph reports that Mr. Gladstone bad offered an amendment to the Reform bill of the Tory Government which had been rejected by 21 majority. The tel egram states merely that the proposition was to fix the rating of votes at five pounds; but the details of the debate will soon reach ns. In the meanwhile it must not be sun posed that the feeling upon the subject has essentially changed. The difficulty in the House of Commons we presume to be a want of harmony in the Liberal party, which no leader however skillful could overcome.— Last year Mr. Lowe taunted Mr. Gladstqne with the foolish sacrifice of the great mrfpr ity which he inherited from Lord Palmer ston. But it was impossible for the new House to continue the Pnlmerstonian policy of smiling and sneering and drifting. The most radical opponentsof the Palmrstonian system are to be found in the Liberal ranks; and it is as impossible for Mr. Lowe and Mr. Bright to agree, as for Mr. Bright and Lord Derby. And this is tha the situation. There are really four parties in the House of Commons: the Tory party proper ; the Gladstone Liberals, with whom John Bright acts; the Adullamites, or the squad of con cervative Liberals who act with Mr. Robert Lowe; nnd the true radicals, of whom John Bright is the representatives. Bright and Mill both vote with Gladstone; but for rea sons somewhatdifferirgjl'rom his The To ries will have no change whatever. To them modern times are a snare, progress is a delusion, and John Bright is John Wilkes and Guy Fawkes combined. Robert Lowe, chief of the Adullamites, i- one of the most brilliant and lueid of modern Parliamentary orators. He rejects utterly the idea of any right but a legal right; he denies that 'jus tice' and 'moral lights' have any place in politics. In his opinion politics is expedi ency and nothing more. He insists that the Reformers are bound to show some existing grievance for which an increased suffrage will be a remedy ; nnd lie denies that Re formers are logical in stopping at a five or seven or ten pound rating as a qualification for the suffrage, instead of pushing onto a pure democracy. The Reform asked for he contends would be merely a step toward de mocracy ; and democrnjjp is anarehy nnd chaos come afain. Gladstone has never declared that suffrage was a natural right, nor has he reasoned upon a priori consider ations, except to say that good policy re quires the participation in the Government of every man who is not personally unfit, or whose participation would not bo politi cally dangerous. He does speak, however, of moral rights in politics. Such, for in stance, as the right of every c tixen to pro tection by the state to which he gives his allegiance. Then come Bright and Mill, the clearest brain nnd the most eloquent tongue in England, one of whom claims manhood suffrage as a right, while the other the vote for women. Mr. Loweand his friends combining with tho Tories, defeated Gladstone's bill and broke up the Russell Ministry. We pre sume that upon the same grounds lie has taken the same course now. 11 is philosophy is peculiarly agreeable to tho British mind. It is essentially that of Burke, who would not allow moral principles to be obtruded into political discussions. But, ns a late acute oritic of Lowe remarks, if the sole proper ground of political action be expe diency, may it not be expedient to consider whether even an unreasonable sense of in justice upon the part of five millions of the population ought not to be regarded ? Lowe denies that these millions suffer any griev ance for which enlarged suffrage is a rem edy ; but if they think that they do, it is Juite enough. It is not a point which Mr. IOWO can decide for them or for the country. His argument now was the Tory argument in 1832; but he admits the reform of that year to have been a good measure. Yet if enlargement of tho suffrage be a step toward Democracy, and therefore perilous, it was as true in 1832 as it is ialßfi7. Dc Toqueville was of opinion that De mocracy, or popular government, was inevi table. If that be indeed so, it is the nat ural result of increasing intelligence and civilization. Do wo wi-h to withstand civil isation? Was the Spain of Charles V. as happy a country as the United States today? —Harper's Weekly. The MißKiHttippi Petition. The opinion of tho Supreme Court in the case of the Mississippi petition to prevent the execution of tho Reconstruction bill by the President, is trenchant and conclusive. The sole question, according to the court, is, can the Pre-ident be restrained from carry ing into effect an act ol Congiess alleged to be unconstitutional? The Chief Justice, who delivered the opinion, in the first place considered the assumption that in the pres ent case the Presidential duty was merely ministerial, and showed that it was not min isterial or mechanical, but executive or with discretion lie proceeded to say that all precedent proved ihe general judgment of the profes sion to be that no such application as that of the State of Mississippi should be enter tained. The court certainly could notinter tere to prevent the passage uf an unconsti tutional law even when the purpo-e is evi dent and the executiou certain, and yet the principle is the same ns that of interposition to proveit the execution. Again, suppose the injunction allowed, the court can not enforce it. Suppose the President complies and declines to execute the law. The House ol ltcpreseniativcs might then impeach him. Could the Supreme Court then dissolve the Senate sitting AS a court of impeachment? These questions, said the Chief Justice, an swer themselves, and the motion to file the bill is denied. There is one sentence in the Opinion which tolls a truth that should be perfeci.'j famil iar to every citizen of this country, which seems to be often forgotten. 'The Congress is the legislative department of the Govern ment. the President is the executive de partment. Neither can be restrained in its action by the judicial department, though the acts of both wlion performed are, in proper gases, subject to its cognizauce.'— 'flint is the true theory of the function of the court. The assumption of the Missis sippi petition is, that the Supreme Court is the Government.— Harper's Weekly. REV. JOBN WESLEY, in his journal, gives tho fol owing account of a talking olock : "On Monday, April 27, 1762, being at Lurgan, I ombraced ihe oppoituuity which I had desired, of talking to Mr. Miller, the contriver of the statute which was in Lur gan when I was there before. It was the figuie of an old man standing in a case with a curtain drawn before him, over against a clock, which stood on the opposite side of the room. Every time the cl ick struck he opened the door with ono hand, drew back the curtain with the other, turned bis head as if looking round on the company, and then said with aclear, loud,articulate voice, *pasl oue,' or 'two,' or 'three,' and so on. But ao many came to see this (the like of which all allowed wa- not to be seen in Eu rope) that Mr. Miller was in danger of being ruined, not having time to attend to his bu siness. So, as none offered to purehase it, or reward him for his paini, he took the whole machine to piece*.' fltc Cittern. ©af The Largest Circulation oj any Paper* in the County. 0. E, ANDERSON. - - - Editor. BUTLER PA. • WEDNESDAY, JW.IY I, IHO7. " Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and ■nieparable."—D. Webster. I■■ ion Republican Primary Eleellonts and County C'on t ention. At a meeting of the Union Republican County Committee, held in Butler, on Mon day, the 15th iii6t., it was Uesolced, That the Union Republican vo ters of Butler county, aic hereby requested to meet in their respective election distric:# throughout ihe eounty, on Saturday, the first of June, next, between the hours of one and soven o'clock, p. ni., of said day, and vote by ballots for candidates lor nom ination for the different offices to be filled at the fall election, te wit. One person for Assembly. One person for connty Commissioner. One person foi Treasurer. One person for county Auditor. One person for Jury Commissioners. And further, to select one of tbeir number, in each district, as delegate to convey said vote, ami meet similar delegates on the fol. lowing Monday, at one o'cl.ck, p. m , in the Court House, for the purpose of easting up said votes, declaring the nominees, etc. The following resolution was adopted : liesnlved, That the local boards, at the primary elections, are instructed to receive the vote of nor person not known to be a Re publican, and that the local hoards shall each return to the county Convention, a certified list of all pergoHs who have voted at such elections. C. E. ANDERSON, Ch'n. JOHN C. MOORE, Sec'y. On Saturday last, Gep. Spinner, Treas urer, received thirty-five hund'.ed dollars from Cincinnati, which he has credited to the conscience fund. No explanation accom panied it. Twenty-five hundred were in one envelope and one thousand in another. SENATOR NYE and the Hon. Wm. I). Kelley, will shortly depart for the South on ji stomping tour. Both are good speakers and fair representatives of the more radical Republicans. Probably bet ter exponents of these doctrines could not have been found. 1 wo J/ississippi editors had an interview with the President on Saturday night rel ative to the condition of affairs in that State. He said that questions which have arisen relative to reconstruct in would be decided by the opinion of the Attorney General, and would, of course, apply to all of the States. The Omaha "Republican" says the belief has become very genera! that groat mineral wealth exists in the Black Hills, and much attention is being drawn in that direction. Ihe people of Dakotah Territory are wide awake on the subject, and a company is bes ing formed at Yankton, to 4«rt on the 15th of June for that country for mining, explor ation and settlement. The New York 'Herald' says—The Span ish s earner which left Vera Cruz on April Hilh, three days later than our last intelli gence, has arrived at Havanna, and report ed that Puebla had been retaken by the Im perialist lorces. Food was olenty at Vera Cruz when the 6teamer left, end former re ports of a scarcity were declared to be ex aggerations. VIRGINIA VS. WKST VIRGINIA. —The Richmond Enquirer says : Some of tho Southwest A ifginia Redstrings are advo cating annexation to Wost Virginia te escape negro votes. It would be a good idea to annex the whole Sta'c to West \ irginia. We would thus get into the Union, and according to some of the le gal doctors, get rid of the Stale debt at tho same tine. The records of the War Department show fifty persons are now confined at the Dry lortugas, nine citizens and fortv-ooc sol diers. The former nrj .Vodd. Spangler, Ar nold and O'Langhlin, the conspirators; no torious St. Leger Greenfel, sentenced to hard labor for life for conspiring to release prisoners of war; John P. Adair, a South Carolinian, sentenced to five years for reb bery; John Walters.ten years foi manslaugh ter, and Samuel Henry, three years for as sault with mtentto kill, and six for robbery. The fact that -Vaximillian offered to capit ulate on condition he would be permitted to leave the country unharmed, and that the Liberal (kow libera!) General declined to grant the terms, proves the existence of an extreme purpose towards the usurper, and that it was well fir his friends to apply to Seward to save his head- The latest ac counts represent Seward's messenger in search of Jaurez, who is evidently disposed o carry things with a pretty high hand. If the should not be found in time, the hdad of Max may go equally high. ATTORNEY GENERAL STANBERY, in his ar gument before the Supreme Court, last week in support of the motion to dismiss the .Mis sissippi and Georgia injunction bills—bills brought to thwart the people expressed in acts of Congress— though sympathizing po litically with those who initiated the pro ceedings, used the following language, sig nifying an important principle; "If there is power in this court to veto laws whurh the pejple consider wholesome and neces* sary, and instruct their Representatives to pass, it is high time that they should krfow it; but such a power has never before been invoked." A Wood Suggestion The article we copy below from theSom» erset Herald and Whig, embodies an important, and, we think, a most excellent suggestion. The Free Railroad Principle having failed in the Legislature, the people must renew the contest, —and, in renewing it, organize for the nomination and election of »uch candidates only as will be faithful in the hoar of trial. The time has come when no risks should be run, and when the faithful and the faithless should be dealt with according to their deserts. We give the suggestion of our cotempo rary our hearty approval; and, in addition, suggest that the proposed convention should be held at some central point, and with the concert which is manifestly proper in the case. The subject is one which concerns the people at large. Pittsburgh, it is true, has a deep interest in the Free Railroad question, but not more so than the quarter whence cones the suggestion for a conven- 1 tion. Indeed, the sugg*stion has come from the right q> arter, and in good time. We trust the editor of the Herald and Whig will take upon himself the labor of the pre liminaries necessary to concerted action. Meantime we say to the friends of the Free Principles everywhere—prepare for ac tion, aud for each action as will preclude the possibility of being defrauded again .* RAILROAD CONVENTION. Now that the Legislature has adjourned, and every hope of obtaining a Free Rail road law, or of securing a restoration of the charter fraudulently wrested from the Con* nellsville road has been disappointed, im mediate actiou should be taken by the pe>- ple of Western Pennsylvania to secure jus tice to their interests, during the next win ter. A convention for this purpose has been mooted in the Pittsburgh papers, and we trust that measures will be at once institu ted by the Board of Trade, or some other body of citizens, to carry the idea into effect. We suggest that this convention be call ed at as early a day as practicable, so that the result ot its deliberations may be laid before the forthcoming political State con ventions, and action upon the subject mat* ter be pressed upon both. We further suggest, that the proposed railroad convention eschew all generalities, all mere declarations in of, and de mands for a jjenersl railroad law, but at once refer the subject to a committae of able, practical gentlemen—numbers of whom will doubtless be in the convention—to Irame and report such a bill as will meet the wnnte of the people of the State. The bill matured and adopted by this convention, can then be submitted to the S ate conven tions of both political parlies, and the fact squarely ascertained, which, if either of them, will dare refuse a pledge to this meas ure of right and justice demanded by the people. Moreover, a bill thus framed in advance, can be submitted by the various county nominating conventions to their can didates, nnd a positive tangible pledge ex acted, which will prevent a recurrence of the disgraceful and shameless violation of pledged faith witnessed at the late session, on a professional difference of opinion, be tween the merits of various billsf. By all means let us have a convention, a go >d practical convention, that means busi ness, not talk. The people of the State want a free railroad law, we of this county want the Connellsville charter restored —a general law being of no especial benefit to us, with our only available route already covered by the surveys, and location of two companies. We have the power in our hands if we only please to concentrate and mnkc it effective. Neither of the political parties dare refuse us this measure of jus tice. But if they do, then let politics goto the dogs. Wnatisthe pride of party, or the success of a few candidates to a people denied justice, outraged, and impoverished by legislation such as we have been cursed with for years. WELL informed foreign correspondents say a good many Englishmen are so dis gusted with the Russian cession that they do not Iresitato to declare themselves in favor of letting the territory of the Hudson's Bay company and even Canada go, if the United .States will only pay anything decent for them. In spite of the forced serenity of the British press, John Bull is quite unable, ai yet, to understand the business. And the secrcsy in which it was managed, that is the mortifying part of the affair. When ques tioned, Lord Stanley was forced to declare he knew nothing about it, but had to tele graph to Washington for particulars. The question occurs to the English mird—what is going to turn up next? America makes slight show in the Paris Exhibition, saye a London letter, but she can frighten England from her propriety by a simple Btroke of the pen. THE Neenah (Minn.) Times telle an as tonishing story of the filling up of the flumes and entire race that runs to the mill*, by uncounted myriads of fish, who were so thick, that the water was displaced and over flowed the dam. They clogged the mill wheels and stopped work on all the mills. They staid theie gorged all dny, then moved down the river towards Green Bay. Some convulsion, caused by the ice breaking up. or other cau-e, seemed to have driven all the fish in lake Winebago to this outlet. STEWART, thedry goods millit noire, know ing that a certain article was rising sent to a Boston merchant to buy up every thing of the kind in that city. Heoverlooked the putting up of his own prices, however, to corre pond to the rise; the Rwtonian found it out, and bought half of Stewart's own stock at two cents a yard less than the mar ket rates, before the merchant prince found it out. Stewart had to buy his own goods at an advance- Notice. " I caused an advertisement of the Ham ilton Gold and Silver Mining Company, of Nevada, to be published in the pa pere of this county, but refused to dig pose of the Stock until the Superintend ent who bad been sent to Nevada to as certain the productiveness of the mines, should return. He hag now returned and the ore having been tested, and prov ing to be as rich as that of the best mines in that State, ths Company, at its last meeting in Philadelphia, ooncluded not to sell Stock,but to itgug bonds with eou pons attached bearing teo per et>nt inter est, payable in coia. The bonds are re deemable in five years from date, and may, within that time at the option of the holder, be converted into Stock. If those persons who desired to take ttock, wish to have bonds, they can signify their intention by application to JAMES T. M'JUHKIW, Esq., of Butl»r. J- ZIEOLER, Seo'Y & Treaa. February 20th, 'o7—tf. Commmwatiott*. For the American Citizen. " Ancient Usage In PralsUc God." The above isthecaption of an articlefound in the Citizen of April IT. I confess lam pleased with the boldness of the writer's assertions, as the following will ehow: "Ood has furnished us with a manual of praise, by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, in the Pi-alras of David and both authorised aud commanded us to use it in our songs of praise, lie has not authjrixed or given the least intimation of his permitting any other. There is no ground on which faith can rest that he will accept any songs but thise in dicted by the Holy Spirit. All this plainly demonstrates that reasoning from prayer to praise, as if thej were the same duty, ie utterly inconclusive." From the above it will be seen that no soouts are needed to ascerraia the writer's position. Now 1 wish, for information, to propound this question : Whereisitaffiitn td in the Scriptures that God has prepared a manual of praise for his followers, and commanded them to use thia manual, and this alone? All that the writer says about the duty of praising God, we have no doubt, is strictly correct; but praise in its primary sense lias no reference to singing whatever. We do not deny but that we can praise God by singing. Every heart ought to have a lively and devout sense of God's excellen cies, and any outward expression of this in ward state of the heart, is properly praise. We may sjyeak to God's praise, we may sing to God's praise, and wo may live to God's praise. The Psalmist praises God in vari ous ways. Hear him : " I will remember the days of old, and meditate on all thy works, and talk of all thy doings." The Psalmist here praises God by remembering, meditating and talking. Again he says: " I will sing unto thee among the nations." It will be readily soen here, that singing is a distinct kind of praise, and requires the qualifying terms in oider to be understood. The writer has assumed that all praise is confined to singing, and if he means anything, it is that God has commanded, us to sing David's Psalms, and nothing else, in worshiping llim. But, bear the writer again; " How the New Testament writers under stood this is abundantly plain from repeated declarations of the Apostles.— 'Speaking to yourselves [or to one another} in psalms anil hymns and spiritual songs, singing utid making melody in your hearts to the Lord.'—Eph. v. 9. ' Let the word of Christ dwell in you riohly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, sing mg with grace in your heaits to tlie Lord.' —Col. iii. 16. 'ls any merry let him eing psalms.'—James v. 13. The duty of teach ing and admonishing one another, of speak ing to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, indicted by the Holy Ghost, and singing these songs is enjoined by the Holy Spirit." Will the writer please tell us if the Apos tle means psalms, and psalms alone, in tbe above texts ? If he does, why did he not say —" Speaking to yourselves in psalms nnd psalms and psalms, singing and making melody in your hearts unto the Lord ?" If " hymns and spirituals >ngs" mean psalms, why not correct the text and write it thus at once? But the writer says, in the above quotation, it is our duty to sing such as are "indicted by the Holy Ghost." Now laf firm that that is a palpable begging of the question. That was the very point for him to provt, and yet be has assumed it to be true without any proof. Lest I make my strictures too longthy I sahniit the following, hoping to hear from the writer, or some other one as soen as con venient : 1. Where can it bo found in the Bible that God commands to sing, in His worship, nothing but in-pired words? 2 Is Rouse's version of Dayid's Psalms any more inspired than the versions of Tate, Brady, Watts or Wesley? 3. If there oac be no positive command found for siuging psalms alone, and the in junction is a matter of inference from the fact that they were sung in the Jewish church, why may we not infer that all of the forms of the Jewish church should be transferred to the Christian dispensation ? Why not briug down circumcision ? It can be proved more positively that Paul per formed circumcision, than that he only sung the Psalms of David after be became a Christian, and especially Rouse's veision of them. 4. Can a men who confines his singing to psalms alone, ever sing praise to the Father for having given hit Son todie for him? If I understand it a psalm singer has no Sav ior, but only the promise of one, fur tbe P-altns are all prophetic and never speak of the fact that Christ has come. My theology is found in what I sing. If this be true of psalm singers, what is the diffcrenoe between them and Jews? 5. Does the psalpi singer ever sing the name Savior, Christ, Jesus, or Redeemer, in a life time ? W. H. TIUBLES. For the Citizen. Mr. EDITOR: I presume it is expected that I should make a reply to Mr. School; but I decline doing so for tbe following reasoni: Ist. I have not the time. 2nd. I heve no taste for contention, ess pecially with a man devoid of principle. Mr. School made an assault upen, and denounced me as an educator, without any just cause. If he bad been a man of prin ciple be would not have meddled with that which was none of bis business, and tried to raise himself by pulling down others. No one of any principle would attempt to destroy the influence of a brother teacher, espeoially a cripple unable, to support himself and family otherwise than by teaching. Did Mr. S. ever visit my school to witness my rnethtd of teaching? Did be ever at tend any of my examinations? If not, why did he publicly proclaim me unfit and un qualified as an educator? No on* but an evil disposed and envious man would do it. lie has forgotten tbe instruatiun of oar great Teacher: "If tt,y brother shall trespass, go and tell him his fault hetweea thee and him alone," Mr. S. knew my and post offioa address. lam pot such a coward as to oome before the public over a fictitious name. If he thought J was in error, and i wiehed to correct me, why did be not drop 1 me a note to that office? Ah I that would not have gratified his passion. Mr. S. advertised hinitelf in hi« last arti cle, as a close critic. I hope be maj pros per In his profession, but fear ha will not, because it takes a rmarl man to be a critic. I di> not doubt there are grammatical er rors in my article. It was written in baste. I had too much to do to derote two months to one short artiole, aB Mr. S. has done. We mny eipect another article from bim in a few months. Such deep, sentimental and eloquent articles as his, require months of bard study. To produce such able commu nications every week, it is feared, would bring him to a premature grave. J. J. ROCKWELL. For tb« Citizen Presbytery of Allegheny. The Presbjtery of Allegheny (Old school) held their regular spring meeting in Butler, on the 23d and 24th of April. All the min isters were present bui two, whoso want ot health prevented. The opening sermon was by Rev. Put on,ofU»rris>ille. Rev. S. A. Hughes was chosen Moderator for the en suing year, Hud Rev. J. McPberrin, Clerk. Rev. Ephraim Ogden was appointed as Ministerial Commissioner to the next Gen eral Assembly to meet in Cincinnati, on the third Thursday of May. Hon. James Mitch ell was chosen as Tny delegate to the same. Rev. James Coulter and Miy. John R. Harris were appointed as alternates. Mr. Thomas J. Milford was licensed to preach the gnspel. A minute was adopted in reference to the death of Rev. John Munson, and touching remarks were m> de by Rev. John Coulter and others. In the death of father Munson Presbytery felt that they had lost an able theologian, and a faithful and successful minister of the gospel. The narratives on the stnte of religiom brought out the gratifying fact, that the churches of Centreville. Centre, Ilarrisville and Amity, have been enjaying seasons of great revival, in which large numbers have been added to the church. Altogether, the meeting was one of great harmony and deep interest. A MEMBER. MARRIED. 11DYKR—W1SK—OnthoSr.Inf Marrb.hy R<-». WilM.nl Lindis, Mr. John Buyer, of Molina county, Ohio, to Miss Catharine Wise, of Harmony, Butler county Pa HAUK—SHIEYER—On the sth of March, b- the same, Mr. Joseph ll,ink to Miss Mary Sbiever, both of >Vlt tenburg, Butler county, Pa. THORN—McCURDT—On the 23-1 by the aatne, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr James Thorn, of Mercer county, Pa., to Miss Menia McCurdy,of Harmony, Butler county, Pa. ANNOUNCEMENTS. A HHE >F HLY. Ma. EDITOR —YOU will please announce the name of THOMAS ROBINSON, Esq, of Butler township, as a Candidate for Assembly, subject to the decision of tho Republican Primary Elections,and oblige MANY RRPUBLICAN YOTIXI. MR EDITOR: —Please announce that JAM Eft T. Mc- JUNKIN, Esq.. of But lei-, will be c candidate for As »embly at the Republican Primary Elections, subject to the usage of the party. MART REPUBLICANS, MR. EDITOR PLEASE announce the name of ALEX. LESLIE, of Middlesex township. IH a candidate for As sembly, subject to Hie decision of the Republican Pri mary Elections, and oblige MASI REPUBLICAN Yornts. Mr. EDITOR J—You will iifteane nurvutxe the name of M»\J. W. C. ADAMS, of lairview, as a candidate for Assembly, subject to the decision of the Republican Primary Elections, and oblige MANT VOTSRS. COMMINHIONER. MR. EDITOR.—You will announce the name of CHAB. M'CLUNG,of Sunburry, as a candidate for Jnry Com missioner. Mr. M'Clung is well acquainted with the citizens of oar county, having served as Count* Com missioner for thee years, and I« eminently qualified to discharge the dutiee of the office. Many Republicans, MR EDITOR YOU will announce the name of BIMON P. YOUNG, of Summit towaship, as a suitable person for County Commissioner, subject to the decisi *n of the Primary Elections. MAR* REPUBLICANS. MR. EDITOR:—You will confer a favor on many voters of the Republican party by Announcing the name of THOMAS E. VANDIKE, of Marion township, as a suit a ble candidate fur the office of Commissioner ,%?r. Van dike has always been sn ardent supporter of the princi ples of our party. In urging his nomination we think we are asking nothing more than is due this section of the county MA.IT VOTERS. MR, EDITI.R :—Yon will please announce the name of CHARLES HOFFMAN, Esq,, of the borongh of Saxon burg, a* a candidate for the office of County Commis sioner. Squire Hoffman is a very suitable person for this office—an English and Herman scholar He served his adopted country in the Mexican war under Col. 8. , Black, and in the recent war. in the 78th Regiment, P. V., wus promoted to the '2d Lieutenancy, an<l nerved un til lie and hia company were honorably dinchatged.— Many of his friends and countrymen would consider hia 1 nomination as deserving for his manifested Union feel ing. Subject to the decision of the primary election. M\RT FRIENDS rr THE UNION TRKAHUIiKII. MAJ. ANDERSON, — Sir : —You will please announce JOHN HANKY a candidate for County Treasnry. He belonged to your school, in our township, and to your compnny In the memorable charge at Fredericksburg, December 13, 186*2, in wbich he was wounded in the left shoulder. After two years and six mouths continual suffering his arm was amputated at the shoulder joint, and nearly resulted in his death, lie I* now much in volvtd for medical attendance and other expense-. While an orphan toy he aas a volunteer and faithful soldier, and we feel it a duty to recommend him as trust worthy for the position named, both in character and qualifications. PER* TOWRSHIP- Ma. EDITOR please announce the name of THOMAS B WHITE, of the borough of Butler, as a candidal? fur County Treasurer, subject t« the Primary Hepublk-au Convention. Mr. White served a full term of two years as apiivate soldier, in Co K. 69d Regiment, P. V , and was discharged at the close of the war. MART REPUBLICANS. AUDITOR. MR EDITOR ; Yeu will please announce the name of SI LAS Ml LLKR, of Adams towuxhip, aa a suitable per son fur County Auditor. Mr. Miller is an excellent schollar and accountant, and is well qualified to dis charge the duties of the office MART REPUBLICANS. MR. EDITOK :—Please announce the name of W, W MAXWELL as a candidate for Auditor, subject to th» decision of the Republican Primary Election. SUMMIT gru? JtUcrtiscments. NEW FIRM. I HAVE this day associated myself with a youoger brother, with whom the business will hereafter be carried on at the old a*and, under the namo and style of DO. fl, tf. M'ABOY KKOM Ifatlce. ALL persons indebted to the firm of Sedwlck A Itrown, »re hereby notified that it is desirable that their accounts should be settled without further delay. The accounts of the ffrm am in the hands of P. P. Brown, who is authorized to settle the same May Ist.'67. n020,8t.) BEDWICK Jt BROWN. NOTICE, MY wife, Mary, has left my bed and board, without just cause. I therefore, hereby warn and notify . ersona not to harbor her of give bar credit on m> account, as I will pay no debta of her contracting. May 1, 1867-—3t.* JOHN WIKB. "notice, " TUB unpaid accounts of Dr. W 8. Huseiton are in our bands for co|l« ction Persons knowing them selves to be indebted to him will save coats by calling with ns within oue month, at onr office on M«4n street, Butler, Pa., and paying up. May 1,1W7—4' BLACK Jt PLEDGER. Notice to Delinquent Collectors. A LL delinquent Collectors of County and State taxes A are hereby notified that they are reauired to settle their old accouuts with the Treasurer of Butler empty, en or before the next June Court, aa we need money by that time to make a payment on the New Jail Collectors will enva costs by giving this early att#n» tion. By order of the Cominineiouers. GEORGE W. KN 8188, Butler, April S7. 1167—2t. Clark. ________ For Building the Semina y at Clarion* SEALED PROPOSALS for bqllding the Seminary at Clartoo, will be received by Ihe Sec reUry of the Boaid of Trusteee, until 13 o'clock. M., Monday May Mtb.XWl. The building to be of brick, 60x100 feet, three storiea high- Plans, specifications, and detail drawings can he seen at the Ftrst Natiobn! Bank of ClariOn. », St. MILE? BEATY. Sec'y NEW GOODS. There fs a Store on Main Street, Where all the swains and maidens meet, To help their '*80108" and save their feet, Just three doors north of M'Aboy's store. You've surely been in their before.— Lives HULELTON, up to ours hr leather. He sells his ladles' gaiters at one dollar twenty cts. pair And every kind of boots Ashose of gents A la lies' ware r And all at such low prices that none need barefoot go, While HUSKLTON and his leather are making such a show AT HUBELTOJSTS CHEAP BOOT & SHOE STORE. Where you will find the largest and best assorted stock of BOOTS and SHOES in town, Just purchased in the East. A. lb & SJ Lfe W My stock conaiats In part of (Woman's Misses' chil dren 's) Lasting and glovs kid Qolters. Polish and Oil Goat Balmorels, Tampico and grained Morocco Boots, Also, complete stock of Mens'and Boys' Ware, con sisting in part of LAB7I NO, FRENCH AND COMMON CALF GAITERS*. FRENCH AND COMMON CALF BOOT8 t (hand work warranted,) KIP AND UPPER BOOTS. Also MSRB' Piowon Snoti, (only f-J 50 per pair.) Also, a complete stock of LADIES' AND GENTS' SLIPPERS. My stnek of Itaiher and findings consists In part of Kids and Moroccos of all kinds, Roans of all colors, French and Common C»lf Skins, Kip, Upper and Sale Leather. Solo '»lh»r rsiuUta of OROXOOO, CALIFORNIA ni B. A. Solo. Also, Lasts, Psga, Thrsad Nails, Boot-trees. Ao. Eve ry thing a Shoemaker Uses he can find aUII.HCBKL- three doors North of M'Aboy BrOi. Store, But ler, Psonsy Waoia. B9*This stock yon will find is selected ou the prin ciples that a tailor would make a better coat tbaa a blacksmith, so you may expect to find a better quality of HOOTS and SHOES ai a Shoe store than at a dry goods store. To short time and cash buyers we offer superior In ducements. Call and examine my )rt«ck. No trouble to show goods. Particular attention paid to ordera. n. €. IIUBJE l/TON, no . JO. Onus.) 81"51,F.R, P«- NOTICE. IN the matter of the petition of inhabitants of For ward and Jackson townships,for sreotion of Independ ent School District. Butler county, is: In the Court of Quarter Si ssions of the Peaoe for said county, held at Butler—of the Term of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred aud aixty seven, on the twenty third day of April, the sild year, the petition of Frederick K. Bellus and twentv three oth er taxable inhabitants of the townships of Forward and Jackson, in said county, prenented, sitting forth that said petitioneis deeiie the formation of the territory upon which they reeide. Into a ewparate and independ ent Common School District, the bounds of which eaid propoeed districtare as flbl 1 owe :—Beginning at a poat en the line dividing the land of W ilinui Bogg« and Gaorgo lft, in Jacksrin township , thence Bouth ssventy degrwwti Bast two hundred and forty perches to a poat eu the lauds o| Bobevt Klnuear, in Forward township ; theneo South twenty degrees Wont three hundred perches u a post on the land of W 8. Waldron, In For war J town ship; thence North seventy degrees, West two hundred end forty perches to a post on land of Nicholas Miller, in Jackson townahip; thence North tweuty degrees East, three hu idred perches to the place of beginning. Whereupon the Court do appoint N. M. Slatur, Rob ert Duncan and M F While Comml«sl<»**rs, to view the premises and to inquire iuto the propriety of granting the prayer of the petition, to report to the Court at nest Term, being the first Monday of Jnne next, the lines of the proposed new district, either according to the bounds set forth in the said petition as above reci ted. or to auch other bounds aa they shall think more advisably, together with their opinh non the expedienr cy of establishing or not establishing the same. Certified from the record, April '27 th, 1807. F M. EASTMAN. Clerk. The Commissioners will attend to the dutle* of their appointment on Monday the 27t1» day of May next, of which all pereons interested will notice. NM SLATOR, ) KotiEltT DUNCAN. S-Commissioners M. F. WHITE. ) May 1, 18S7—St. NOTICE. Jacob K Kennedy, ) C. P., No. 11, November Term, rt. VIW«- Lalect Kennedy J Petition for Divorce. Having heea appointed an examiner to take testimo. Ny in the above case, I will attend to the dutiee of said appointment at the office of lllack A Fleeger. in Bntler, on Thursday tho Vd day of May, A, D., IM7, between the hours of V o'clock, A. M., and A o'clock, P M., of wbich all persons Intel estsd will take notice. GEORIiK A. BLACK, May 1. 1867—St. Exi miner. NOTICE. Joseph B Bryson, C. P., No. &0, March Term, «112. >1867. Sarah Ann Brjson. ) Petition for Divorce. Having been appointed an examiner to take testimo. Ny in the above case, I Will attend to the duties of eaid appoiutuient at of Hleck A Fleeger, in Butler, Pa , on Friday day of May, A D 112 1867, between Ihe hours of tto olock, A M , and 6 o'clock, P. M , of said d*v, of which all pereons interested will take no tice GEORGE A. BLACK, May], 1867—3t. Examiner. Orphans' Court Sale of Valuable Real Property. BY virtue of ao or er and decree of the Orphans* Court of Butler county, I will offer for sale, on the premises, on Saturday, the 1«< tiny of Jvne, 1867, At 1 o'clock, P 51., as the property of Sarah E Long, minor child of Robert Long, dee d, the following des cribed tract or piece of land, situated partly in Merger township and the borough of Ilarrisville, iu the county of Bntler. Pa , bounded on the Bant by lands of Wm. Braham and Wm. Brown: on the North by landa of W. Braham: on the Weet by lauds of Robert Long, de'd; and on the North by ar. Alley—containing 16acres and I'JO perches. TERMS :—One-third of the purchase money in hand, (at time of confirmation of salo)>nd the balance in two equal annual installments, with lawful Interest from date of said confirmation of the aale by the Court. RICHARD VANDYKE, Guardian Ilarrisville, May 1, 1667 «St of Sarah Eva Long. Auditor's Notice. IN the matter the of Petition of J W. Christy, for Citation to Isaiah Wigton, Guardian of Perry Mor- In the Orphans' Court of Butler County, No. 14, of September Term, 1866. And now to wit -. March 11, 1*67 : We order that the within Petition of the Complainant be taken and con fessed, there being n- eppearaaoe or denial of the res pondent on file or preeented to us; and we further di rect a reference to Thomas Robinson, Esq , as an Audi tor to take proof of the facts and circumstancee eet forth in the Petition and report thereon to the Court, and also to report an account agai net said Defendant's Guar dian If uecs«siry. By the Court ButUr county, »»: Certified from the Record this 10th day of April, A. D., 18*7 F. M. EASTMAN, Clerk of O C Notice is hereby given that I will attend to the du tiee of the above appointment at the Hotel ef W. G. Christley, in Centreville, this county, on the 3Utb day of May 1867. THOMAS ROBINSON, Butler, May 1. 1867—4t. Auditor, Auditor'e Notice. I V the matter pf the Petition of J. W. Christy for Ci tation on Isaiah Wigton, to file end settle account aa oardian of Wm. Morrow and D. H Morrow, minor Children of Hamilton Morrow, dee'd. In the Orphans' Court of Butler county, No. 18, Sep tember Term. 1668. And now to wit:—March 11,186T : We order that the fsithin Petition of the Complainant tp tykeQ or confees ed, there being no appearance or denial of the reepond ente OQ file, and farther direct a referenoe to rhoraas Robinson, Esq , as ao Auditor to take proof of the facte and circumstances set forth IJ the Petition, and to re port them to the Court; and also to report an aceonnt against said Defendant's Guardian if neceeaa*ry By the Court. ButUr county , »s; Certified from the Record thie 11th day ef April. A. D.. 18S7 F. M EASTMAN, Clerlt of O.C. Notice is hereby given that I wllj atteud to the duties of thi above appointment at the Hotel of W. G. Christ ley, In Centreville, this county, on Thureday, the JOth °f *ay', 1867. THOMAS *OOINSON, Butler Msv l, 186T—4V A^ty.