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The 1.55 tiain connects with train un the West Penn w.d '.hroueh to Pittsburgh. BURNANOO ANI> ALI.EOHENT RAII.ROAD. Trains leave Hilliard's Mill, Butler county, for Harrioville, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. ra. and 12.20 and 2.20 p. m. Stapes lea-e Petrolia at 5 30 a. m. lor 7.40 train, and at 10.00 a. m. tor 12 20 train. Return Places leave Hilliard on arrival of trains at 10.27 a. tn. and 1.50 p. in. Static leaves Maitinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30 troin. p. N. c.. 4 TJ- E. R. R. The morning train leaves Zolienople at 6 11, Harmony and Evausburg at 6.3 a. arriving at Etna Station at 8.20. and AUegheuy at 9 01. The afternoon train leaves Zolienop'e rt 1.26. Harmony 1.31, Evantburg 1.53. arriving at Etna Station at 4 11 and Allegheny at 4.46. Trains connecting at Etna Station vith this road leave Allegheny at 7.11 a. m. and 3.51 p. m. By fretting oil at Sharpebnig station and crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. R., passen gers on the morning train can reach the Union depot at 9 o'clock. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsburgh Titne.) Market it 5.11 a. tn., goes through to Alle gheny, arriving at 9.0! a. m. This train con i ects at Freeport with Frecport Accommoda tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. in., railroad time. Ezprest at 7.21 a. m., connecting at Butler Junction, without change of cars, at 8.26 with Exprcs west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S a. ra., and Express east arriving at Blairsviile at 11 00 a. in. railroad time. Mail at 2.36 p. m., connecting at Butler June lionwithout charge of cars, with Express west, arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. tn., and Ex press east arriving at Blairsviile Intersection at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects with Philadelphia Kxpress east, when ou time. Sunday Express at 3.25 p. ra., goes through to Allegheny, arriving at 6.06 p. ra. The 7.21 a. ra. train connects at Blairsviile at 11.05 a. ra. with the Mail east, and the 2.36 p. tn. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex press east. Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn K. R. at 9.51 a. m., 5 06 and 7.20 p. m., Butler time. The 9,51 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on the Butler & Parker R. R. Sun ay train arrives at Butler at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train for Parker. Main Line. Through trains leave Pitusbursrh for the Ea?». at 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 13 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p. m., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 und 7.20 |>. in. and 3.00, 7.0 1 and 7.40 a. ra.; at Baltimore about the same time, at New York three hours later, and at Washington about one and a half hours later. FINANCIAL. oin i (MnnnI investedwa " st - ID UlO U> UUU Imakeß1 makeB fortunes every ™ | month. Book sent free ex plaining everything. Address BAXTER <t CO., Bankers, cct9 7 Wall street N. T. EDTjTTAT ION AL. WK KT Nl'Xßißl Normal Academy. The Winter Term will open Dec. 2,1879, and continue thirteen weeks. Dr. Eaton, of Franklin, Pa, will lecture be fore the student* o:t the evening of Dec. 2nd. The design ot this Academy U to prepare teachers for doing good work in the school room. to fit studentf for entering college, aud i to afford ta all a giod business educatiou. Students can commence the study of the Languages each term. TUITION PER TERM: Primary, including all the studies author ized by law to lie taught in the common schools, $">00 Intermediate. - - - - -- -- -- 650 • Higher English Classics, 800 Rooms lor sell-boarders from 50 cents to fl per mouth. Board from 11.75 to $3 per week. , No pains will be spared in maklug the Bchool pleasant and profitable to alt. I Tor additional information address J. B. UiLFILLAN, Princi|>al. o29tt] CouUersville P. 0., Butler Co., Pa. Exclusively devoted to the practical educa tion of young and middle-aged men, for active business life. School always in session. Stu dents can enter at any time. jraS-Send for, circular. J. C. SMITH, A. M., Principal, sept24-3m Pittsburgh, Pa. DENTISTS. DENTISTRY. o|# WALDRON. Graduate ol the Fhil- H adclphla Dental College,is prepared 1 • II •to do anything in the line of his profession in a satisfactory manner. Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block, up stales. spll BANKS. XHK CWLER SAVINGS BANK HD T LEU, PA. NEARLY OPPOSITE LOWRT HOUSE. CAPITAL STOCT 60,000. WM. CASTPPELL, JAB. D. ASR>F.r.soN. President. Vice President. WX. CAMPBKLL, Jr., Cashier. niIIKCTORS Williatn Campbell, J. W. Irwin, las. D. Anderson, George Weber, Joseph L. Purvis. Does a General Banking A Exchange business. Interest piid on time deposits. Collections made and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange. Gold Exchange and Government Bonds bought and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment and othersecurities bought at fair rates 1a20:ly IfMfffflH Permanently cares LIVER COMPLAINTS, KIDNEY DISEASEB, CONSTIPATION and PILEB. ML K. %CUBE, South lien, Tt,nn«li «M •fKI| t X£Y TROUBLES ltku tctnl like a mhmrm. Itfcaacnrcdiaßnj very bud cancssf PILES, ■■4 It hat sever felled to act cQelentl J." B. V. IIITTOH, of BrnKnton, Hn "Ai (llnf tolliriln HU wttkoat aa etui Ime It to pre. rail —4 ear* htadaeW, and «D billions »tt»eU" VELMN FAIBCRTLD, of St. Albau, Tt., my, ■ntla of t*rtodcf«< value. After year.of r rc*it ■aft FOee u4 CeeUveacee It otaibtclr 0.8.800A80H, ofßerkaUre, ear*, "oae paek aiahaalaaa woadcrs for aw la comptetsljr carta** ■iwUw aadEHarj C«a|talifc" WONDOTUL WHY 7 POWER, mm nOACTCIT 18THE onTHIDIOCrE THAT Atm THE LITEX, BOWELS AUD KUMTCYS AT THE «AUE TIKE. »«»aa It aleaaiM tho wlrimilwi of tfc«»oH— oaibimora that otherwise develops la BUUoaapeao, JiaallM, ConitlpnUoa, Kldaor aad Trlaa«r aa4 I —la>«, aad which fat WOTMM, Mew ler orery IWartlsa aad hrla* ea weak. HaaaittNaw. If yea waat tobe well la »»lte of yoawelf. at KIP. m*WMT« ItUsdrr veveUUo command, and > I iw* lUUaM »'* qnarta jf *<*lciao. VOL. XVII. NEW IBQOTI SHOE STORE, UNION BLOGI Main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa- BOlSs I Ss. As I have an unusually large # and attractive stock of BOOTS «fc SITOES just opening, embracing all the newest styles, I invite the attention and close scrutiny of buyers. Men's Kip and Calf Boots very cheap. Ladies', Misses' and Children's Button, Polish and Side Lace Boots in endless variety, and at bottom prices. Reynolds Brothers' celebrated fine Shoes always in stock. Parties wanting BOOTS & SHOES made to order can do no better than by me, as I keep none but the best of workmen in my employ. I also keep a large stock of LEATHER and FINDINGS. goods warranted as represented. AL. RUFF, DWT YOU BUY YOUR' BOOTS & SHOES Until You Have First Examined the Styles, Stock and Prices T B. C. HUSELTON S. His entire Fall and Winter stock is just opening at very low figures. This stock is unusually large in Men's, Boys' and Youth's Kip and Calf Boots, Grain Napoleon Boots, Rubber Boots, Brogans and Plow Shoes, Women's' Misses' and Children's Calf and Kip (unlined) Shoes. His Stock In Finer Lines is a!ways large, embracing all the Latest Novelties in Boots and Shoes- Old Ladies' Warm Shoes a Specialty. A FULL ASSORTMENT OF LEATHER and FINDINOS. These goods arc all made by the very best manufacturers, and I will guarantee them to give the best of satisfaction. Call and ex'.mine my stock and prices. B. C. IIUSELTON. DA VIES & EVAN& MERCHANT TAILORS, AiAinr MXUEK-jrv J HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CHOICE SELECTION OF Domestic & Imported Goods. All our Goods are new and of the latest designs. We are both PRAC TICAL TAILORS, keep thoroughly posted in all that pertains to the art, and are thus enabled to guarantee to our patrons perfect satisfaction in neat ness of fit, elegance of style and excellence of workmanship. SCHOENECK & GLOSE, Cor. 10th St. &, Penn Ave., PITTSBURGH, PA., Manufacturers and Dealeis in all Kinds of IT U R N I T XT R K ! Are offering this Fall Extraordinary Inducements to Purchaccis. As they inauufnduic evciy nrticlr in tlieir line, tliey arc enabled to hell at mucli lower prices tlinn ai y other house west ol New York. Do not lull to ea'l In belorc |'Urelia:-iiif; elsewhere, and examine their ai.d well displayed assortment ot Farlor, Chamber, Offlco and Dining Furniture. Kitchen Fun.iture of every description always on bond. AL-o, M.nticrses ol nli Fur r.ittire u>ade to order and fatibfaetion in every pnitieular. seplo-3iu 26th. "Y ear. ESTABLISHED 1853. H. McCALLUM; 77 Fifth Ave., Above Wood St., PITTSBURGH, PA, CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, &e., &c. The best quality that is made of the different kinds of CARPETIW& oct-2ml AT LOWEST PRICES. DECOBATIAL UPHOLSTERY A SPECIALTY AT HENBY KOLTZMAN'S, 74 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERER. Special Designs made to harmonize with sur roundings of every apartment of your home for Window Decorations, tho richest selecticns and latest designs in Raw Bilks, Satins. Jutes, Crepeta, esc. Lace Curtains, from the cheapost to the very finett of all grades at very low pijces ; Lace Lambrequins made to order to tH any sized window, in the very latest designs ; Cornices and Cornice Poles, Dado Bottom Shades in various designs, Beddings, Comforts, Fillows, Moeqnitb Bars, etc. ocs2-3m ALL PARTIES GOING TO Sowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado or California, SHOULD GO VIA THE Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R, R, can bo had at all oilices where Western tickets are sold. aplC-tf WW. JIAK»O!SF, PKAI.KK IN Hide*, I/Callicr, Finding*, Tal low, Sheep Pells, Plaster II is Ir, Ac., de. Highest prioes p'lid in cash for Hides, Kips, <'«lfp-kinß, Sheep pelts, TAIIOW, itc. All kinds ol Lentliur, nn.i also I'laster Hair, always on hand, aud sold at the lowest eash prices. Also, manufacture rof and dealer in Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars, Whips, &c., which will be sold at bottoin prices. Re pairing promptly-attended to. SLOP on Cun ningham street, near creek, BUTI.RR. PA. 'fob sale. s.■) will buy a one-half interest in a good bus iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows some thing nbt.nt farming preferred. An honest man with the above amount will do well to address by letter, SMITH JOHNS, care S. M. fames, Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. |uu27-ly NICK CHILES. PHOTOGRAPHER, (In old Sam Sykcs Gallery,) I decll-ly BUTLER, PA. BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1879. PHYSIC IA XS. JOHN E BYERS, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, my2l-ly] t'UTI.ER. l'A. INSURANCE. BUTLER COUNTY - Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts. G. C. ROESSING, PRESIDENT. WM. CAMPBELL, TREASURER H. C. IIEINEMAN, SECRETARY. DIRECTORS: J. L. Purvis, E. A. Ilelmboldt, William Campbell, J. V/. Buikhart, A. Trouttiian, Jacob Schoi-ne, G. C. Roessing, John Caldwell, Dr. W. lrvin, Samuel Marshall, J.W.Christy 11. C. Heint man. JAS. T* M'JUNKIN, Gen. A«'t- BUTLER FA land Tor sale. ~ For teale. The well-improved faim of Rev. W. R. Hutch ison, in tho northeant corner of Middlesex town ship, Butler county, I'a . is now < ffere'l for sale tow. Inquire of \V K. FRISBEE, on tho prem ises. apl6tf 2.500,000 ACRES LAND Situated in and ne.tr the UPPER ARKANSAS VALLEY, IN SOUTH WESTERN KANSAS, —ON TBE-- Atchisoa, Topeka & Santa Fe E. K. 11 Years' Credit. 7 per cent. Interest. Tl e Cist payment at d .te of purchase Is oue tenth of the principal and seven percent, inter est on the remainder. At the eud of the first and second year, only the interest at feven per cent, is p:iid ; and the third year, and each yar thereafter, one tenth ol Hie principal, with seven per cent, interest on the balat.ee, is paid annually until the whole is p..id. Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount. Two years' credit, 80 per eent. discount. Cash purchase, 33 1-3 per eent. discount The vallev of the Upper Arkansas is ju-tly celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT RAISING end Ihe superior quilitv ol it* irrnin. As a STOCK-RAISING and WOOL-GROWING country, it ot!e?s advantages that cannot be ex celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a mild and remarkably healthy climate, with low prices and easy terms, make up a total of in ducements ereiitcr than is oilered anywhere else on the continent of America. Far lull particulars, inquire of or address C A. SEYMOUR, General Eastern Passenger Airent, my2l-ly] 4HI Broadway. N. Y. tflfl Main ?t . Bull,do, N. Y. LIVERY. LIVERY"STABLE! stjK Having leaso.l tho Liveiv Stable . \T" formerly occupied by George K3J\ Walter, in the rear of the Vo -111 gelev House, Butler, Pa., and removed ALL MY STOCK to it. including Horses. Carriages. Buggies, Ac., the public are solicited to give ma a call. All my stock in in first-class order, and per sons wishing to hire will b3 accommodated oil the most reasonable terms a/id at the shortest notice. [oc22-3m] GEORGE BAUER. THFISL!) STVVN LIVERY STABLE. Tho public aro respectfully informed that I have now taken the entire possession of the Old Stand LIVERY STABLE, frrmorlv known as Bie'iel A Co., on West Cun ningham street, Butler, Pa. KlorfteM and Vehicles are ail first-class and in good order. Punctual attendrnce given to customers and others at all hours. The books of tho firm of Bickel & Bauer are with me for settlement. oct22-2in HENRY BICKEL. Livery, Feed and Sale BTABLE, Cunningham St , near Hcineman's Bookstore, BUTLER, l'A. A 'arge number ol ftrst-class riirs and safe horcs always r>i: hand. Horses led at reasona ble rnies. llorses bought aud sold. DAVID CUPPS, PnoPitIETOR. sons desiring conveyance by the Buss crii Ic.ive thiir orders at this stable. julySOU Is. JS. Livery, Sale, Feed and Exchange STABLE, Rear of Lowry House, - - BUTLER, PA. JUIIE4-ly A IEW EE4 -IN THE— Milling Business! JACOB BOOS Is now running what was formerly tho Walter <t Boos water and steam Grist Mill, oi,r»KHT niLL in this borough, with lalcst improvements. Ho is prepared to furnish to all customers tli« best of flour, as all who patronize him will find out. The Mill has been renovated and is pro pared to do tho best of country and custom work. It is the oldest mill in tho borough, and the present proprietor will do tho best he can to accommodate customers. All customers will be accommodated whether water is high or low, as the mill is ran by both powers. A FLOUR DEPOT lias been establitlied by tho proprietor at G. Etzel's former store, opposite tho Vogely House, where WHEAT. RYE AND BUCKWHEAT FLOUR, Corn Meal, Feed of All Kinds, and also "GRAHAM FLOUR" will always ba found on hand at the lowest cash prices, and Tony Etzel will always be on hand to wait on customers. RYTAIHO a new feature is liero introduced : ALL GOODS SOLD DELIVERED TO PUR CHASERS IN ALL PARTS OF TOWN. All tlios? desiring good flonr. honest prices, Ac., either call on Tony Etzel at the regular Flour Depot, on Mam streot, or on tho propri etor at the mill. All orders for Flour. Feed, or anything in our line, can be left with Tony Etzel, and will be at tended to promptly, either by him or oclß-Gm] JACOB BOOS. THE COUNTIES OF PENN SYLVANIA. The following, copied from the Sun bury American, and from t'ne pen of Hon. David Taggart, will be found interesting to young people : Philadelphia, Bucks and Chester were the three original counties, estab lished at the first settlement of the province in 1632. 4. Lancaster, May 10, 1729, formed from Chester. 5. York, August 17, 1749, formed from Lancaster. 6. Cumberland, January 27, 1750. from Lancaster. 7. Berks, March 11, 1752, from Phil adelphia, Chester and Lancaster. 8. Northampton, March 11, 1752, from Bucks. 9. Bedford, March 9, 1771, from Cumberland. 10. Northumberland, March 21,1772, from Lancaster, Cumberland, Berks, Bedford and Northampton. 11. Westmoreland, February 26, 1773, from Bedford. 12. Washington, March 28, 1781, from Westmoreland. 13. Fayette, September 2G, 1783, from Westmoreland. 14 Franklin, September 9, 1784, from Cumberland. 15. Montgomery, Sept. 10, 1784, Philadelphia. 16. Dauphin, March 4, 1785, from Lancaster. 17. Luzerne, September 25, 1786, from Northumberland. 18. Huntington, September 25, 1786, j from Bedford. 19. Allegheny, Sept. 24, 1788, from Westmoreland and Washington. 20. Mifflin, Sept. 1789, from Cum berland and Northumberland. 21 Delaware, Sept. 26, 1789, from Chester. 22. Lycoming, April 13, 1795, from Northumberland. 23. Somerset, April 17, 1795, from Bedford. 24. Greene, February 9, 1796, from Washington. 25. Wayne, March 21, 1798, from Northampton. 26. Adams, January 23, 1800, from York. 27. Centre, February 13, 1800, from Milflin, Huntington, Northumberland and Lycoming. 28. Armstrong, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny, Westmoreland and Washington. 29. Beaver, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny and Washington. 30 Butler, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny. 31. Crawford, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny. 32. Erie, March 12, 1800, from Alle gheny. 33. Mercer, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny. 34 Yenango, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny and Lycoming. 35. Warren, March 12, 1800, from Allegheny and Lycoming. 36. Indiana, March 10, ISO 4, from Lycoming and Westmoreland. 37. Cambria, March 25, 1804, from Huntington, Somerset and Bedford. 33. Clearfield, March 26, 1804, from Lycoming and Northumberland. 39. Jefferson, March 26, 1804, from Lycoming. 40. McKean, March 26, 1804, from Lycoming. 41. Potter, March 26, 1804, from Lycoming. 42. Tioga, March 26, 1804, from Lycoming. 43. Bradford, first named Ontario, February 21, 1810, from Luzerne and Lycoming. 44. Susquehana, February 21, 1810, from Luzerne. 45. Schuylkill, March 1, 1811, from Berks and Northampton. 46. Lehigh, March 6, 1812, from Northampton. 47. Lebanon, February 16, 1813, from Dauphin and Lancaster. 48. Columbia, March 22, 1813, from Northumberland. 49. Union, March 22, 1813, from Northumberland. 50. Pike, March 26, 1814, from Wayne. 51. Perry, March 22, 1832, from Cumberland. 52. Juniata, March 2, 1832, from Mifflin. 53. Monroe, April 1, 1836, from Northampton and Pike. 54. Clarion, March 11, 1839, from Armstrong and Venango. 55. Clinton, June 21, 1839, from Centre and Lycoming. 56. Wyoming, April 4, 1842, from Luzerne. 57. Carbon, March 13, 1843, from Northampton and Monroe. 58. Elk, April 18, 1843, from Clear field, Jefferson and McKean. 59. Blair, February 26, 1846, from Huntington and Bedford. 60. Sullivan, March 15, 1847, from Lycoming. 61. Forest, April 11, 1848, from Jefferson a:itl Yenango—part of Ye nango added in 1866. 62. Lawrence, March 28, 1849, from Beaver and Mercer. 63. Fulton, April 19, 1850, from Bedford. 64. Montour, May 3, 1850, from Columbia. 65. Snyder, March 2, 1855, from Union. 66. Cameron, March 29, 1860, from Clinton, Elk, McKean and Potter. 67. Lackawana, 1878. from Luzerne. It will be noticed that all of the first eleven counties but Philadelphia were named for the counties and shires of England, also the eighteenth and twenty-third. The first individual names given were those of Washing ton, LaFayette, Franklin and Mont gomery ; followed, not many years later, by those of Presidents, Adams and Jefferson ; Governors, Mifflin and McKean; Generals, Greene, Wayne, Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, Mercer, Warren and Potter. Later still Brad ford, Columbus, Pike, Perry, Monroe, Clinton, Blair, Sullivan, Lawrence, Fulton, Snyder and Cameron, were thus honored ; 28 out of 67 named for men. There are 13 or 14 called for creeks and rivers; the Ohio and Mon ongahela being the only large streams slighted. One is named for a lake, and one (Montour) for a mountain, whose - god-father was an old Indian ; one for coal, (Carbon); and one for wood, (Forest); Philadelphia is Greek; Cam . bria, Welsh ; Luzerne, Swiss; Dauphin, r French; and Lebanon, Hebrew. That there are no Irish appellations is a-i outrage upon the Democratic party. I would meekly suggest that the next . new county be called Dou-n, to indicate the present and future condition of that party, as well as to honor the great country from which it derives the bulk of its voters in these Northern States. In comparing the census returns of 1860 and 18T0, I find that every county in Pennsylvania shows a respectable increase in population, making allow ance for cutting off Cameron from Mc- Kean and Potter, while of the sixty in New York, twenty have sustained an absolute loss, and seventeen have been almost stationary. Pennsylvania in creased per cent; New York, 12£; Northumberland grew and was only surpassed by Yenango, 914; Lu zerne, 78 ; Allegheny, and Elk, 43.V. You will see that Northumberland is the sole parent of Luzerne, Lycom ing, Columbia and Union, and part mother of Mifllin, Centre and Clear field ; grandmother of Armstrong, Ye nango, Warren, Indiana, Jeil'erson, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Sus quehana, Clinton, Wyoming, Sullivan. Montour, Snyder and Lackawana ; and great-yrandmother of Clarion, Elk, Forest and Cameron. Until September 25, 1786, she stretched almost the entire length of our "York State" border. On that day being only 14? years old, she brought forth her oldest daughter, Luzerne, which naturally reduced her. I had not inteuded so much genealogy when I started. BEST WALKING HE COED. Brother Bell, of the Colored Bethel congregation, Washington, D. C., a few nights ago, at a prayer meeting, took occasion, in the course of an ex hortation upon the duties of life, to fire a passing shot at the walking mania, now so prevalent, and devel oped some facts in relation to pedes trian feats that seem hitherto to have escaped notice. He said : "My beloved bredren and sisters, dar is one ting I'm bound to say to you befo' I closes de exercises dis nite, and dat is, don't you take no stock in dis here walkin' bisniss. Let dem white tramps, men and wimmin, alone ; don't you spen' your money or your preshus time runnin' aroun' arter dem ; an' for de Lord's sake, an' your own, don't you try to make fools ob yo'selfs by tryin' to do likewise. You men will find plenty ob exercise in attendin' to yer work, and you wimmin enuff to do ober yer washtubs and nussiu' yer babies, instead ob trampin' roun' and roun' de sawdust, day on and day off, jiss to please a passel ob fools, an' ruin yer own helf. Beside, my beloved frens, all de braggin' dat dey duz 'bout dere 'long walks,' 'long times,' and what dey calls 'fizzikle ondoorinse,' ain't wuth shucks when you comes to conipar' dem wid one pufformance dat tuk place thousands ob years ago ; an' de reason dey don't mention it is be kase none ob dese sportin' folks eber reads dere Bibles. Well, I'll tell you wat it wuz, and it's de greatest 'sport in' match,' as dey calls it, dat eber cum off on de face ob dis yearf. None ob yer 'hippy-drum' bizniss heah ! No, sah ! Fair heel an' toe tcalkin ' —-judges appinted, track measured, time kep' ('cordin' to de Skripturs) and a ree kocd made—yes, an' a rve-kord dat can't be denied, cause here it is —yes, here it is, in dis preshus Book ! Now, jiss turn ober yer Bibles, my frcus, an' look at fift chapter ob Jinsiss, twenty second vuss, an' wot do you fine ? Why you fine dat 'Enoch—walked— wid—God!—(after he begatted Mee foosaly)—three hundred years /'—yes, three—hundred—years! Dar wuz a walk fur ye! Jiss shet yo' eyes, an' 'fleet on't! Three—hundred—y:ars!! Beside, de ree-kord says dat wen de ole man made dat match, an' had dat chile (who kep' on livin' until he wuz nine hundred an' sixty-nine year ole— monsus good stuff in dat family !) —I say when de ole man made dat match, an' had dat chile, he wtiz sixty-five years ob age, an' den walked three— hundred—years! Talk 'bout your 'pluck' an' yo' 'grit'after dat! Why de ole man has done laid out all ob dese nowadays blowers as flat as a dead shad ! So much for dis 'strordi nary pufformance.' But dat ain't all ob it. Dere's mo' yet. If you'll jiss look at de twenty-fourth vuss ob de same chapter you will fine, my b'loved j frens, what a orful warnin' is in d.tt ! vuss to po' foolish creeturs who has de conceit to make sich onekal matches. Did any good cum ob ole man Enoch's walk ? Did he male anvtinjr outen it? No! my bredern an' sisters. No! No ! lie loss by it—loss ebryting by it—neber 'pcared in de ring agin—in fack, he 'went up Jiss read de vuss: ' A n'— En och—iralled— w ith—God— an'—he—wuz—nof (dat is he warn't novvhar), 'for God tuck him.' God tuck him ! To be shuah he tuck him ! He wuz bound to be tuck. He helt out a long time, de ole man did; he wuz game to de last; he wuz doin' his level best, but 'Ole Master' wuz too lon# in do stride, an' too soun' in de wind for him, an' tuck him on de last roun'. Yes, my b'loved frens, an' he'll take anybody dat tries dat game on him, an' histe him 'highern a kite,'jiss as he did ole boss Enoch. So take a warnin' by dis orful lesson ; let all dis kind ob foolishness alone an' tend to yo' proper callin's, like good Christ shuns. An' now let us pray !" —There is in Russia, and on exhibi tion, what is called a happy family. It consists of two bears, two lions and j two large dogs. Two hyenas and two | wolves are to be added, and it is ex- j pected that the. peace and harmony of j the group will not be disturbed. Dar- j win is right, and we certainly have made a descent from the brutes. If you should put two Jews, two Pres byterians ami two Baptists together, and then add a small but lively Uni- j versa!ist the result would not equal that of the Russian collection. —Many suits are now trimmed in apronshape. ' YOUTHFUL AERONAUTS. When Mr. Jobn Wise was lost in his balloon called "Pathfinder," sev eral weeks ago, the newspapers printed many accounts of trips made into the air. some by brave men and some by foolish ones. A lady who lives in the town of Centralia, in the State of Illi nois, said nothing until all the rest were througff talking. Then, one day l ist week, she told the editor of the St. Louis Republican to look into the number of the Republican that was printed on the 21st day of September, 185 S. The editor looked and found an account of how two little children took a trip in a balloon all by themselves. On that day an leronaut, named Brooke, filled his ship with gas on the farm of Mr. Harvey, who lived near Centralia. He expected to sail in the afternoon. About noontime Mr. Har vey put his two children into the bas ket of the balloon just to please them, and not thinking for a moment of any danger. The balloon was tied to a tree by ropes. All at once a gust of wind broke the ropes and the balloon shot up into the sky with nobody but the two children in the basket. Mr. Harvey was wild with grief and shouted aloud : "They're lost, they're lost!" All the neighbors ran to the spot only to see the balloon drifting off north and more than a mile high. One of the children was a girl, Nettie, eight years ;;ld, and the other was her little brother, Willie, four years old. Both cried when they found them selves leaving the ground and going on a very, very strange journey in deed. Nettie looked over the edge of the basket and saw her father wring ing his hands away below. Soon the people looked to her like babies and the houses like toy houses. She and Willie were going up, up, up all the time. "I expect we are going to hea ven, Willie," said Nettie. Willie thought it was very cold in heaven then, for the higher they went the colder it grew. Nettie wrapped Wil lie in her apron and held his head fast in her lap until he cried himself fast asleep. Then Nettie folded her hands and waited. "I think we must be near the gate now." She meant the gate of heaven that she had heard about in Sunday school. But Nettie fell asleep, too. When she awoke she found that some strange man was lift ing her from the basket. The strange man was a farmer in Northern Illi nois, who had seen a balloon drifting low down across his field. The rope was dragging and so he caught it and landed the children safely. The bal loon had floated all night. Nettie and Willie's father soon learned that they had been found, and took them home two days afterwards. Nettie is now a woman—the very same one who told the Republican to look back in his files for the story. NE W ZEAL AND CHERRIES. Yesterday a fruit dealer on Market street, incensed at the liberties taken by the loafers with his wares display ed at the door, placed a half gallon of Cayenne peppers in a basket, labeled it "New Zealand Cherries," and hung it in a conspicuous place in front of his stand. In a few minutes the next-door merchant sauntered up, inquired how trade was, picked up a Now Zealand cherry, placed it in his mouth, and suddenly left to attend to a customer. Rev. Dr. Bully next rounded to, ob served that the yellow fever news from Memphis was not very encourag ing this morning, and—ah! it had been years since he had eaten a New Zealand cherry; whereupon he ate one, remarked that it was superb, wiped his weeping eyes" on his coat sleeve, supposed that New Zealand wasgetting warmer every year, wished the dealer good morning, and departed, lamenting the growing weakness of his eyes in the sunlight. A chronic dead-beat then came up, took a mouth ful of cherries, spluttered them out, with an imprecation, all over the fruit, stuffed a pear, a banana and a bunch of grapes into his mouth to take out the taste, informed the dealer that he would have him prosecuted for keep ing green fruit, and went down the street to a fire-plug, where he sat wip ing tears for au hour. A lady with two children next appeared, stopped to admire the cherries, asked if she mightn't just taste them—she never had seen any before—supplied the children and walked away—walked away with a face fiery with scorn and anger, while the children set up a howl that brought all the people to the doors and windows, and drove all the policemen off the street. Thus the fun went on all the morning. The fruit dealer never laughed so much in his life. The occupants of the adjacent and opposite shops, and a shoal ef small boys, soon learned what was up and watched and joined in a ringing roar as each new victim tried the cherries. Finally a solemn-looking countryman lounged up, inquired the price of them 'ere New Zealand cher ries, invested in a pint, put one in his mouth, took it out again, gave the fruit-dealer a lingering look of mild re proach, pulled oil' his coat and "waded into" him. When he left, the fruit man with tendencies to practical jokes, had a blue eye, a red no.se, a purple face, a sprained wrist, and several bushels of fruit scattered among the small boys, while the same ringing roar of laughter was going up from the lookers on.— Detroit Free Press. —llenry Bessemer, the English in ventor, has taken out 1(50 patents. One of them, his process for making steel, ranks as one of the most brilliant in ventions of the century. It converts pig iron into steel in a few minutes, and has reduced the price of steel rails per ton from §2OO to S3O. Ten times as much steel is used in the world now as was used prior to 185(5. —An old bachelor was courting a widow, and both had sought the aid of art to give to their fading hair a darker shade. "That's going to be an affec tionate couple," said a wag. "How so?" asked a friend. "Why, don't you see that they are dyeing for each other already?" ADYEBTISIJVtt BATES. One square, one insertion, $1; each subse quent insertion, 60 cents. Yearly advertisements exceeding one-fourth of a column, (5 per inch, i Figure work double these rate#; additional charges where weekly or monthly changes are made. Local advertisements 10 cents per line for flirt insertion, and 5 cents per line for each additional insertion. Marriages and deaths pub lished free of charge. Obituary notices charged as advertisements, and payable when handed in Auditors' Notices, #4 ; Executors' and Adminis trators' Notices. #8 each; Estray, Caution an.) Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines, t each. _ From the fact that the Cmzn is the oldea' established and most extensively circulated R« publican newspaper in Butler county, (a Repub lican county; it must be apparent ts business men that it is the medium they should use in advertising their business. NO. 2. HOW SMITH LOST A CASE. , The court and jury, as well as spec . tators, generally enjoy the scene when I a lawyer, in an attempt to browbeat a . witness, comes off second best in an encounter. A correspondent recalls an amusing incident of this sort, which happened a few years ago in an Albany court rooeff. The plaintiff, who was a lady, was called to testify. She got on very well and made a favorable impression on the jury under the guidance of her counsel, Hon. Lyman Tremain, until the opposing counsel, Hon. Henry Smith, subjected her to a sharp cross examination. This so confused her that she fell to the floor in a swoon. Of course, this excited general sym pathy in the audience, and Mr. Smith saw that his case looked badly. An expedient suggested itself by which to make the swooning appear like a piece of stage trickery, and thus destroy sympathy for her. The lady's face in swooning had turned purple red, and this fact suggested the new line of attack. The next witness was a middle-aged lady, whom the counsel asked: "Did you see the plaintiff faint a short time ago ?" "Yes, sir." "People turn pale when they faint, don't they ?" A great sensation in the court, and an evident confusion of witness. But in a moment she answered, "No, not always." "Did you ever hear of a case of fainting where the party did not turn pale ?" "Yes, sir." "When?" "About a year ago." "Where was it ?" "In this city.' By this time the excitement was so intense that everybody listened very anxiously for the reply. It camo promptly, with a twinkle in the lady's eye, as if from suppressed humor: "It was a negro, sir." Peal after peal of laughter shook the room, in which the aged Judge joined. DARK RUMORS OF WAR. NEW YORK, NOV. 19. —Considerable excitement was caused throughout this city yesterday by rumors to the effect that war may be expected to be de clared at any moment between Russia and England. Dispatches from London to the Associated Press stated that Russia had requested Turkey to notify all signers of the treaty of 1856 to send squadrons to the Dardanelles in case the English fleet entered the strait. Feeling ran high in certain circles, and some announced that the English Government had instructed Lord Dufferin, England's representa tive at St. Petersburg, to cease nego tiations with the Government of the Czar. A reporter called on the Eng lish Consul to ascertain what informa tion he had on the subject, and the Consul said he knew nothing beyond what he had seen in the newspapers, and that he thought the news was sen sational and without foundation. It is not probable in his opinion that so serious a state of affairs could arise so suddenly. Still, the rumors might be well founded for anything he knew to the contrary, but as yet he had received no official notification on the subject. Later dispatches says that the Lon don Post , an official authority, denies that England has sent an ultimatum to the Porte, which the Channel squadron was to enforce, and denies that she has demanded from Turkey the cession of a port ou the Black Sea. —This is a Nation with a big, big N, and a Mansard roof and bay win dows. —A young girl always feels "down in the mouth" when she kisses her sweetheart. —lt takes the skin of one whole in nocent kid to make a woman of to-day a pair of fashionable gloves. —At sixteen a young lady always gets sweet on some fellow. Therefore, the expression, "sweet sixteen." —A young lady who has been prac ticing "Let Me Kiss Him for His Mother," says the more she tries it the better she likes it. —The cheapest route to a menagerie where you can see most frightful mon sters and headless hobgoblins, is to eat a mince pie just before bedtime. —All that is necessary to break the Democratic party of Illinois, is for Da vid Davis to sit dowu on it once. It isn't near strong enough to hold him up. —Since the tramp law went into ef fect there are fewer tramps roaming over the country, but Pinafore Troupes are more numerous than ever, so we haven't much cause to rejoice. —A fashion exchange says "red bonnets will continue to be worn this winter." That may be the fact ally speaking, but we'll wager no red headed woman in the country would be caught wearing a "red bonnet." It don't suit their complexion, you know. —An old Scotch lady, who had no relish for modern church music, was expressing her dislike for the singing of an anthem in her own church one day, when a neighbor said, "Why, that is a very old anthem. David sang that anthem to Saul." To this the old lady replied, "Weel, weel, I noo for the first time understand why Saul threw his javelin at David when the lad sang for him." —A Western man, who is blessed with several attractive daughters whoso charms occasionally detained their admirers to a late hour, has in vented a clock of an ingenius character. It is on the style of the cuckoo clock. A principal feature is that at tea o'clock it strikes loudly, two littU doors open and a man with a dressing gown and cap glides out holding in his hand a card inscribed "Good Night.'* The effect is said to be admirable, and he has no further trouble in getting rid of evening callers. The clock is de»- f tined to become a popular article in I house* contain img marriageable daagk' I ters.