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For year, in idnaee W 50 Otherwise ® ®® No subscription will bo discontinued nnUl all arrearages are paid. Fottauaton neglecting to notify ua when subscribers do not take out tueir papers will be held liable for the subscription. gubacribeis removing from one poetoffice to another should give ua tH» name or the former as well aa the present office. All communications intended for publication n thia paper moat be accompanied by the real name of the writer, not for publication, but M a guaiantee of good faith. Marriage and death notices must be aeeompa nied by a responsible name. Address BVTI BR CITIKKI. BtJTLEB. PA. TRAVELERS' QUIDS. BCTLBB, IABNS CITT AND PARMH BAILROAD (Hntler Time.) Trains leave butler for St. Joe, Millcrstown, Kama City, Petrolia, Parker, etc., at 7.25 a. m., and 2.05 and 750 p. m. ISee below for con nections with A. V R R.J Tralua arrive at Butler from the above named points nt 7. 5 a. m.. and 1.55, and 6.55 p. m. The 1.55 train connects wlib train on the West Peun road through to muburgh. ■BIXIRSO AMD iLLMHEST RAII.KOAD. Trains leave Milliard's Mill, Butler county, for Hsrrisvllle, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. m. and 12.20 and 2.20 p. m. Stages leare#Petrolia at 530 a. m. lor 7.40 train, and at 10.00 a. tn. tor 12.20 tram. Return Hages leave Hllliard on arrlral of trains at 10.27 a. m. and 1.50 p. m. Stage leaves Martinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30 train. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. Trains leave Butler (Butler or Plttsbnrgh Time.) Market at 5.06 a. m., goes through to Alle gheny, arriving at 9.01 s. m. This, train con nects at Freeport with Free port Accommoda tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. tn., railroad time. Exprett at 7.21 a. m„ connecting at Butler Junction, without change of cars, at 8-26 with Express west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S a. m., and Express east arriving at Blalrsvllle at 1100 a. m. railroad time. Mail at 2.96 p» m., connectlnc at Bntler Juno tion without charge ol curs, with Express west, arriving in Allegheny at 526 p. in., and Ex press cast arriving at Bhilrsviile Intersection at 6.10 p. m. railroad time, which connects w'th Philadelphia Kxprrn eo«t, when on time. The 7.21 a. tn. train connects at Blalrsville at 11.05 a. m. with the Mail east, and the 2.36 p.m. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex press east. „ Trains arrive at Butler on Weat Penn R. R. at 9.51 m. 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. Bun ay train arrives at Butler at 11.11 a. m., connecting with train lor Parker. Main Line. Through trains leave Pittsburgh lor the East at 2.56 and 8.26 a. m. and 12 51, 4.21 and 8.06 p. m., arriving at Philadelphia at 8.40 and 7.20 p. m. and 3.00, 7.0 and 7.40 a. m.; at Baltimore about the same time, at New York three hours later, and at Washington about one and a half hours later. PHYSI CIA NS. JOHN B. BYERB, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, mySll-ly] BUTLER, PA. DENTISTS. DENTISTRY. 0 1/ WALDRON, Graduate ol the Pbil- K adel phla Dental College, 1s prepared • 11 sto do anything in the line of his profession in a satisfactory manner. Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block, up stairs, apll BANKS. = THE BUTLEB SAVINGS BANK BUTLER. I* A. NEARLY OPPOStTE LOWBY HOUSE. CAPITAL STOCK" 60,000. WM. CAKPBHX, JAS. D. AXDIUOH, President. 'Vice President. W ■. CAXPBKU., Jr., Cashier. DIRECTORS William Campbell, J. W. Irwin, Jas. D. Anderson, George Weber, Joseph L. Purvis. Does a General Banking k Exchange business. Interest p*id on time depoeits. Collections made and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange. Gold Exchange and Government Bonda bought and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, Judgment and otherseenrities bought at fair rates 1a30:ly LAND FOR SALE. FORHALE. A handsome six-room frame house, loeaied on Bluff street, northwestern part of Butler. Lot 50*176. All necessary outbuildings. TERMB One-:hlrd cash and balance In four equal annual payments. Inquire at this office. JanMtf . For teale. The well-Improved farm of Rev. W. B. Hutch ison, in the northeast corner of Middlesex town ship, Butler county, Pa , is now offered for sale, low. Inquire of W. K. FKISBEE, on the prem ises. aplStf FOR SALE. $5 will buy a one-half interest in a good bus iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows some thing about farming; preferred. An honest man with the above amount will do well to address by letter. BMITH JOHNS, care 8. M. James, 93 Liberty street, Pittsburgh, Pa. |au27-ly INSURAN(Jjj , Incorporated 1819. /ETNA INSURANCE COMPANY OF HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. Asets §7.078,224.49. Losses paid In 61 years, $51,000,000. J. T. McJUNKIN A SON, Agents, jan2Bly Jefferson street, butler, Pa. BUTLER COUNTY Mutual Firs Insurance Co. Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts. G. C. ROESSINO, PRESIDENT. WM. CAMPBELL, TREASUBEB. H. C. IIEINEMAN, SECRETARY. DIRECTORS: i. L. Purvis, E. A. Helmboldt, William Campbell, J. W. Burkhart, A. Troutman, Jacob Schoene, G. O. Roesslng, John Caldwell, Dr. W. lrvln, W. W. Dodds, }. W. Christy H. C. Heineman. JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, den. A«'t- PA. NOTICE TO FARMERS. PHOSPHATE AND FERTILIZERS FOB SALE BY JAMES ENGLISH, marl7-2m POIirERSVILLF,. PA. HENRY O. HALE, HIE RMCIIIT TillM, 008. PENN tn SIXTH STREETS. Pittthwroh Pa B. Roessing, [Suoceesor to A. 0. Roeeeing & Bro.J DEALER IN Groceries, GRAIN, FLOUR, FEED, OIL, -AND- Anthraoito Goal. THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID IN FOB GRAIN OF ALL KINDS. VOL. XVII. BOOTS and SHOES AL. R I FF'S UNION BLOCK, Main Street, - - - - Butler, Fa. I hare just received my entire Spring 1 and Summer stock of BOOTS and SHOES direct from the manufacturer, and am able to sell them at OLD PRICES, and a great many lines at |Sgf~LOWER PRICES THAN EVER. 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, and is the most complete I have ever offered. The prices are lower than ever, and styles elegant. 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. LEATHER and FINDINGS will be found in my store in superior quality and at lowest market rates. pgf~All goods warranted as represented. A¥J. RUFF, OPENING DAILY B. L HUSBLTOITS, THE LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT OF Boots and Shoes To be found in any House In Western Pennsylvania, em bracing all the Newest Spring Styles in the Market. I am selling all this stock at §|2^OLDPRICES.S Recollect, NO ADVANCE. •=3^3# Several lines of Boots and Shoes at even lower prices than ever. All my customers have the benefit in buying by getting Boots and Shoes that come direct from the manufacturer to my house. No middle profits to divide up that parties are compelled to pay that buy from jobbing houses. This Stock of Boots and Shoes is Very Large in the Following Lines Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button Boots, - - - - $1.50 and upwards. " " " " Side Lace Boots, - - - 1.25 " " " Grain, Pebble and Kid Button and Polish, - 1.25 " " " " Polish, ----------- 95 " " " " Standard, very prime, 1.25 " " " Serges, in Congress and Polinb, - 75 to sl. " Calf Peg Shoes, all warranted MY STOCK EMBRACES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE, A PULL LINE OP ALL THE FINER GRADES IN WOMEN'S, MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S. The Gents' Department is very complete in every line in Calf Button, Dom Pedros, Congress and English Walking Shoes, and especially in Calf Boots, at $2 and upwards, Brogans and Plow Shoes, at $1 and upwards, Fine Buff Alexis and Congress, at $1.25 and upwards, Low Strap Shoes, in every style, at $1.25 and upwards. Boys' and Youths' Shoes in same styles as Men's, but lower in price. Infants' and Children's Shoes, in Colors and Black. Fancy Slippers and Walking Boots, All Colors. This stock is the most complete I have ever offered, the prices are than ever, and the styles are elegant. Ladies' Kid and Pebble Button New-* ports, good, $1 to $1.25. MMtei STQG& QF LEATHER AMD PIKQI.NaS Always in stock. None but the best brands of Leather kept, and prices guar anteed at lowest market rates. me a call and I will save you money in your Boots and Shoes. A careful inspection of this stock will convince you that the above is correct. No other house can give you lower prices or better goods. B. O. HDSELTON. CARPETS !~QIL CLOTHS! MATS! RUG.i! STAIR RODS a WEW STOCK! NEW STOCK! f 0 ' G HECK & PATTERSON'S 1 1 HEW CARPET BOOK ! TO NOW OPEN I £ P (in* Sioustfi off their Olothfng House, 5 OS 3 Daily's Block, »eptao-tf Butler, Pa. X id L£ isaogHivxs iwnp.H isxvw isHxoaono isxgjava Union Woolen Mills. I would desire to call the att* mtion of the pnblic to the Union Wool«n Mill, Butler, Pa., where I have new and improved o lachinery for the manufacture of Barred and Gray Flannels, Knitting and Weaving Yarns, and I can recommend them aa being very dura ble, aa they are manufactured of pure Butler county wool. They are beautiful In color, su perior in texture, and will be aold at very low prices. Tor samples and prioes. address. H. yULJJEBTON, JulM.Tft-ly) Butler. Pa AW ff W Tf W 18 stops, 3 set Beeds, 2 Knee U llUtxi.iaO Swells. Stool, Book, only $87.50. 8 Stop Organ, Stool, Book, only $53.76. Pianos, Stool, Cover, Book, $l9O to $355. Illus trated catalogue free. Addreea _ apU-tta W. C. BUNNELL, Lewi*town, fa. Stock Speculation and Investment. Operatiorw on Margin or by Privileges. Spe cial busin< >-K in Mining Stocks. Fall particular* on application. JAM EH BROWN, Dealer in Stock* and Bonds, 64 A GC Broadway, New YO'K marl7-9m Forty Dollars Reward. HORSE STOLEN. On Tuesday night, April 27th, there was stolen from the premises of the subscriber, living in Penn township, Butler county, Pa., a dark bay horse, six years old, weighs between 1.300 and 1,400 pounds, small star on the fore head, shoulders somewhat sore from the wear of the collar. A reward of S4O will be paid for information that will lead to the recovery of the horse. HARVY OSBORN, mys-3t. Glade Mills, P. O. Butler Co. Pa. BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1880 , C. WATTLEY &C 0 ABE DAILY RECEIVING Fresh and Seasonable Goods! SUCH AS I Spring Gloves, Cotton and Lisle Thread Hose, Fringes, Trimmings, Buttons, Ribbons, Laces, Embroideries, Ha n dkerehiefs, 1 Lace and Embroidered Ties, Summer Underwear, Elegant Neckwear for Men, [ AND FULL STOCK OF Ladies and Men's Furnishing Goods. |yOur increased Room enables us to give pur chasers the very best value for their money. G. WATTLEY & CO. 109 FEDERAL ST. ALLEGAENY CITY PA. OPPOSITE FIRST NATIONAL BANK. —THE — Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & SI Louis RAILWAY CO. i pii-Hinu main i Offers the best facilities and most comfortable and expeditious Line for families moving to points in KANSAS, ARKANSAS, T E X A. » , COLORADO, UEBR/ASKA, CALIFORNIA, OR ANY OF THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES. THE VERY LOWEST RATES TO ALL POINTS IN THE WEST & SOUTH-WEST CAN ALWAYS BE SECURED VIA THE OLD RELIABLE PAN-HANDLE BOUTS. Tickets Sold and Baggage Checked THROUGH TO ANY POINT YOU WANT TO GO. We offer you the Lowest Rates, the Quickest Time, the Best Facilities and the most Satisfac tory Route to all points West and South-west. We run no Emigrant Trains. All classes of Passengers are carried on regular Express Trains. If you are unable to procure Through Tick ets to points in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kan sas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa, Ne braska or California, by the direct "PAN-HAN DLE ROUTE," at your nearest Railroad Sta tion, please address -w. Gen'l Passenger Ageut, 'Pan-llandle Route,' COLUMBUS, OHIO. ST. CHARLES HOTEL, On the European 3?lan -54 to 66 North Third Street, Philadelphia, - Pa. Single Rooms 50c., 75c. and $1 per day. O. X-*. Sclineck, Proprietor. Excellent Dining room furnished with the best, and at reasonable rates. for all Railroad Depots within a convenient distance. THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY! AHA rs SPECIFIC MEDICINE T .. n . MiPlr „ , TRADE MARK, IWADE MARK, IT )s especially forHMiUnaMVeak Before TakiiiP'irf l Memo^ t %'nT-After Taking. versal Lassitude, Pain In the back. IJlmmness of Vision, IVrmature Old aß<\ and mony other dis eases that lead to Insanity. Consumption and a l'ennature Grave all of which HS a rule are first caused tiv deviating from the path ol nature aud over indulgence. The Specific Medicine is the re sult of a life study and many years of exi>erleuce in treat inn these special diseases. Full particulars in our pamphlets which we de sire to send free by mail to every one. The Specific Medicine is sold oy all Drunuists at $1 per package, or six packages for $5, or will be sent by mail on receipt of the monev by addressing THE GRAY MEDICINE CO., No. 10 Mechanic's Itlock. DETROIT, MICH. FAR-Sold m ISutli-r by J. C. KEDK K, and by all Druggists everywhere. AIIKIS & Evrifco, Whole sale Agents, Pitts burgh. myi2-ly. W. N. WAKEFIELD & CO., 124 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY. A T 371 CENTS, All-Wool Twilled Debege- 38-in- Wide- NEW EFFECTS IIV DRESS GOODS. Foreign and Domestic Novelties, Arniures, Per sian Cords, Brocades and Momie Cloths, In the new colorings: Heliotrope, I'aon, Old Gold. Bronze, Gendarme, Coachman and Navy Blue. Black Satin De Lyon, Bletck and Colored Silks and Satins. Wash Goods. I-awns, Cretonnes, Handkerchief Suitings, Mad ras Cloth, Zephyr Cloth, and new designs In TOILE D'ALSACE. Domestic and Housekeeping Goods. AT CENTS, 42-INCH PILLOW MUSLIN. Shirting anil Sheeting Muslin, Table Linens, Nap kins, Towels and Towellnga, QUILTS. Tnmmings, Kmbrolderles, Corset*, Gloves, But tons, Fringes, Breton and Ijumuedoc Lace, Scarfs, ltuchings and Fichus. HOSTERY. At 25 cents per pair, Special Bargain in Ladies' Reg. Made British Hose, #2.75 per dozen. rar*Bargains of Interest in every department, which customers would do well to examine before purchasing elsewhere. OKDEKH BY MAIL I'IIOMPTLV ATTENDED TO. 1.1. WIKIFIIIDI CO., IA/FEDERAL STREET, |H ALLEGHENY. I REPORT OF COUNTY SUPER INTENDENT, D. F. M'KEE. I The following report of Mr. McKee, , County Superintendent, sent to Hon. J. P. Wiekersham, State Superintend i ent, will be interesting to our readers, ' as containing valuable information in relation to the public schools : To Hon. J. P. Wiekersham, Superin tendent of Public Schools. Harris burg, Pa. ' SIR :—School matters in this county moved along without much friction dur ing the past year. A growing feeling in favor of a higher education is notice able, and directors and teachers are be coming more progressive and thorough in the discharge of their duties. HOUSES. The erection of several new houses indicates progress. All those erected were frame structures and range in quality from very good to poor. The mistake of building them too small, aud the costly economy of constructing them on a very cheap scale is still prac ticed. If some definite legislation could be had that would establish the mini mum of grounds and houses with re gard to their size, character and equip ment, it seems to me that great good could be effected thereby. It would thus remove the possibility of erecting new houses entirely inadequate to the wants of the schools, or of locating them in some almost inaccessible place because the ground can be had for noth ing. Such legislation could be enforced by making certain requirements in re gard to the points mentioned essential to the securing of the appropriation. FURNITURE Modern furniture has been largely introduced both into old and new hous es. The houses of Clinton township were furnished entirely in the new this year at a cost of six hundred dollars, and other districts supplied one or more. APPARATUS. Some of the schools are almost whol ly destitute of apparatus, yet the large majority haveuore or less ; while none can be classed as having a sufficient supply. More attention is being paid to that now than ever before. EXAMINATIONS. The large number of applicants for examination rendered the work very laborious, and made it necessary to re ject a great many. Still with all the precautions taken, too many reached the established grade and had to be li censed. TEACHERS. Our teachers are realizing the neces sity of further qualifying themselves for their duties, and many of them are utilizing their long vacation by attend ing a Normal School or some academy. VISITATIONS. All the schools were visited once and a few of them two or three times. Five were not in session at the time of our visit. The very open winter ren dered the roads almost impassable most of the time, and much valuable time was lost in traveling, which, with good roads, could have been spent in the schools. DISTRICTS. About one-half of the districts adhere to the practice of having their schools in two, and sometimes in three terms —a fall and winter term, or a spring, fall and winter term. This system can not fail to be pernicious, sometimes re sulting in the employment of thrie, and often of two different teachers of a total term of five and rarely exceeding seven months. Short terms induce the pay ment of low wages and the employ ment of the poorer grade of teachers. The borough of Greece City closed up its affairs as a separate school district with the beginning of this year, and is now, as it formerly was, a part of Con cord township. The village of Evans burg, situated partly in Jackson town ship and partly in Forward township, was erected into an independent dis trict last summer to commence opera tions as such with the next school year. Taking time by the forelock, the citi zens erected a commodious two-story school house with the understanding that the directors to be elected would assume the debt and provide for its payment when they organize. The old house was located in Jackson, and the schools were managed by that board, but the new house is located in Forward, and the schools were manag ed the past year by the board of that township. The house is creditable in all respects, and marks the beginning of a new era in educational affairs for the people of that village and vicinity. PRIVATE SCHOOLS. There are now five schools in the county where the academical branches are taught. Most of them are in a flour ishing condition aud in time must make themselves felt. All the other private schools, with one exception, are of a parochial character and connected with some church. St. Paul's Orphans' Home at Butler, Rev. T. F. Stauffer, Superintendent, and the Orphans' Home at Zelienople, llev. J. A. Kribbs, Superintendent, arc both well managed institutions, and do much good in their way. INSTITUTES. Our county Institute was held dur ing the last week in October, and prov ed a success, although the time was earlier than heretofore. A strong aud growing in interest was manifested by the large number present at every ses sion. Its meetings are now looked for ward to annually with more thau com man interest. Prof. J. H Young of In diana, Pa., and Prof. E. A. Angell, of Allegheny, Pa., acted as instructors, and Prof. Young, Col. A. Frank Selt zer, of Lebanon, Pa., and Hon. J. P. Wiekersham, Superintendent of Public Instruction, favored us with lectures. Subsequently a series of local Institutes were held at different points in the county. They gave good satisfaction, and I am convinced that they can be made a most effective aid in awaking a good educational sentiment. Hon. Henry Houck, Dept. Superintendent of Public Instruction, assisted at these, and to him much of the credit of their success is due. CONCLUSION. The territorial extent of the county, the shortness of many of the terms and other things combined, render it impos sible for one person to effect the close supervision which is absolutely neces sary to the full success of the system, yet I fail to see how even as much good could be accomplished in any other way. I desire to return my most hearty thanks to teachers, directors and citi zens throughout the county, for their kindness aud hospitality extended to me while in the discharge of my official duties. Very respectfully, D. F. McKEE, Superintendent of Butler County. In connection with the above report w publish the following statistics fur nished us by Mr. McKee: MESSRS. EDlTOßS: —Herewith T]hand you the written report sent to the De partment of Public Instruction at the close of the past school year. The sta tistics are to voluminous to publish in full, but I submit a few of the totals: No. of School houses 235 No. of Schools 262 No. with suitable furniture 161 No. supplied with furniture during year.. 25 No. of male teachers employed 174 No. of female teachers employed 88 Average age of teachers 26 No. who have had no experience 47 No. who have taught more than 5 years.. 100 No. who intend to make teaching a per manent business 176 No. of visits to schools 286 No. of directors accompanying 57 No. of districts 43 No. of pupils enrolled 12,575 Est. No. child'n of school age not in sch'l 1,944 No. of days spent in official duties 274 No. of miles traveled 3,332 No. of official letters written 274 Those who think can cull a few facts from the above, and those who do not think may possibly find something to stimulate their thoughts into action. D. F. McKEE, County Superintendent. THE ARMY WORM. A correspondent of the New York Sun, describing the worm which has visited New Jersey, Long Island and other parts of the North, says : "The army worm that has appeared this year is about an inch long, and of a slate color, and looks like a dark grub or a caterpillar species. Its back is cov ered with a rough fur or coating of bristly hair, which protects it to a great extent from the wild birds, though the harder-throated hens eat it up with a relish. Its eyes are plainly visible, and from its head projects feel ers. The fore part of the body is fur nished with unnumbered legs, while the hind part lies flat on thd ground. Its motion is something between a walk and a crawl, and it gets over the ground at an astonishing rate." The worm in Frederick county has none of this rough fur or bristly hair; its back is perfectly smooth. It has six legs from the fore part of the body, eight from the hinder part, and two at the tail end. Its motion is undulating, something like that of the inch or measure worm, but without so much elevation to its back. It has a raven ous appetite, and evidently possesses strong organs of digestion, as it is con tinually passing » black, dry excre ment. In a bottle containing half a dozen of these worms, kept over night in my room, the bulk of excrement in the morning fully equalled that of the worms themselves. A representative of the American called on Prof. P. R Uhler, Of the Peabody Institute, showed him a num ber of the army worms from Freder ick county. The Professor said they were known to entomologists as the Leucania unipuncto, or Northern army worms. They are in the butterfly or moth state everywhere in the South during the winter. They have four wings of a drab color, with white disk, relieved by a dark shade on the front wings. They remain under bark here in the North, or in sheltered places during the winter, and lay their eggs in May, which are hatched out when warm weather sets in. They will now feed up for a month or less and go into the chrysalis state, whence they will emerge as moths in the fall or spring. For unknown reasons, the insects be comes extinct in certain localities for years, but appears anuually in greater or less quantities in various sections of the country. Paris green, lime, salt and strong alkalies were formerly used against them with success, but latterly they appear to become impervious to poisons. The best means of fighting them is to build trenches, with the in ner side next the crops slanting in ward, as they cannot resist the laws of gravitation. They change their skins five times while in the caterpillar state, and employ from three weeks to a month in becoming a chrysalis. Just before this time occurs they burrow in crevices in the earth and remaiu there until spring, or possibly come out as moth in the full. In Missouri and Maryland they appear as caterpilars, and do much damage to the crops in June. In latitudes further north they appear later all the way to September, when they are seen in Maine. There are six distinct kinds of caterpillars known as "army worms." Four are covered whith hair and two are not. The former are incorrectly named. Those found in Frederick county are the genuine army worm.— Baltimore American. m There is genuine economy in plant ing the rows across a garden so that all vines which make their widespread growth in the heat of advanced sum mer shall be between rows of plants which come off early, so as to give the vines room. In applying this sensible system, rows at some distance from each other an) marked for tomatoes, squashes, melons, cucumbers and cele ry, and retained until the time to plant these crops. The next adjoining rows are set with the early removable on ions, pecs, early potatoes, radishes and lettuce, and between these are grown cabbages, beets, late potatoes, carrots, parsnips, corn and beans. In the next year it is easy to change the place of every item grown while adhering to the main features of the arrangement. A boy can imagine almost anything. He can lug an old shot-gun about all day without firiug at a living thing, and be under the impression that he is haviDg a howling good time; but all attempts to induce a boy to imagine that ne is killing Indians when he is sawing wood have proved futile. INTERESTING NUPTIALS OF ROAR I NO BILL. The rector of the St. George's church, Leadville, belongs to the church mili tant. He has proved it beyond contra diction, and at this moment public sen timent pronounces him the ablest and most powerful clergyman for his weight in the United States. A committee of leading citizens is abont to present bim with a silver-mounted revolver as a testimonial of respect and admiration. The Rev. Mr. Withers earned this enviable reputation a few weeks ago while engaged in marrying the well known Mr. Roaring Bill to one of the most beautiful and accomplished daugh ters of Leadville. The bridegroom was a man of most excellent reputation, having killed three men in hand-to hand fights, and wounded a number of others. He was not accompanied to the alter by any groomsman, and the bride was similarly devoid of brides maids, though their place was taken to some extent by her three brothers. Mr. Wituers who, up to that time had been known as an extremely peaceable man, and was not supposed to have a parti cle of fighting ability about him, had been warned that the bridegroom was very quick-tempered and exceedingly jealous, and that he would do well to "ladle out the service pretty consider able mild." To this warning, however, he paid no attention, being determined to do his duty no matter what the con sequences might be. The services proceeded smoothly un til the clergyman reached the point where he asked the bridegroom if be took the 'woman' to be his wedded wife, To this Mr. Roaring Bill re marked that he was about to marry a 'lady'and that any man who called her a 'woman' must be terrible anxious to incur the expense of a personal funeral. Paying no attention to this remark, the clergyman proceeded and inquired, if the bridegroom would promise to love, cherish and protect the bride. This was regarded by Mr. Roaring Bill in the light of an unnecessary asking of foolish questions. "In course I do," he replied; "what do you take me for? Do you mean to insinuate that I am playin' it on her? I want you to un derstand that this is a fair deal, and if you don't just go ahead with your mar ryin' and drop this askin' of imperti nent questions it'll lead to difficulties. You hear me." Still the courageous clergyman, heedless of the brewing storm, ignored the bridegroom's inter ruptions, and read the service with cool and steady courage. Presently he in quired of the bride if she would love, honor and obey her husband. At this point the latter drew his revolver and informed the clergyman that he was fast ripening for the grave. "Any more personal questions will require me to answer with this yer weapon. I don't wish to make a row in church, but if you will have one, just continue as you have begun. I'm a peaceable, long suffering man, but the holiest feel in's of this lady's heart isn't goin' to de pried into by man without he hears from roe." The clergyman pursued the even tenor oi bis way. One might hare im agined that he was deaf, so utterly heedless was be of the irregular re sponses made by the bridegroom. The spectators who had assembled to wit ness the ceremony were making bets freely as to wether Mr. Bill would kill at the first fire or whether he would merely mark him with a bullet for fu ture identification. Contrary to general anticipation, the bridegroom made no interruption, either by word or bullet, and the ceremony came to an end. All might have ended peacefully had not Mr. Withers determined to do his whole duty, supplemented the ceremony by kissing the bride. Tbe first bullet missed its mark, and the bridegroom while pausing to adjust bis aim, remarked that "this painful immorality on the part of the clergy must be checked." Just as he was about to fire the second shot—having got the clergyman's right ear in line— the brother of the bride sprang on bim and took away the pistol. At the same moment Mr. Withers tore off his sur plice and, leaping over the railing, struck out at Mr. Roaring Bill in tbe most beautiful and scientific way. A ring was immediately formed. The bride climbed on the baptismal font, and alternately encouraged each com batant with such remarks: "Now then, Bill, bust in the eye," or, "Hooray, parson, the eye of the church is upon you! Back up your religion like a lit tle man." The eager spectators sought for a good position in the pulpit. The betting at first was on the bridegroom, but at the end of ten minutes large odds were offered on the clergyman. His courage was undaunted, and his pugilistic skill was astounding. His adversary scarcely touched him, wLile the clergyman danced around him, now closing an eye, and now shaking the foundation of his teef .... -"ing confidence that createt. the wildest en thusiasm. In twenty minutes and five rounds he had reduced his man to per fect helplessness. Mr. Roaring Bill cried "enough," the spectators cheered, and the bride, descending from her perch, kissed the clergyman with a hearty frankness, and iuformed bim that she would never allow any hus band of bers to come between her and her religion. No less than thirty leading citizens came forward and offered to be confirm ed as an evidence of their good will, provided the the rector would refrain from interfering with card playing and other usual Sunday recreations. There is no doubt that the prosperity of St George's church and the popularity of Mr. Withers are fully assured. Charles Laiub was ia the babit of wearing a white cravat, and ia conse quence was sometimes taken for a cler gyman. Once, at a dinner table, among a large number of guests, his white cravat caused such a mistake to be made, and he was called on to "say grace." "Is there no clergyman pres ent?" "No, sir," answered a guest. "Th-then," said Lamb, bowing his bead, 'let us thank God." "Papa," said a little girl, "give me a ride upon your knee." He took the little gallop at once. ADVERTISING BATES, One s*jnai%, one insertion, tl: each subse quent insertion. 60 oents. Yearly advertisement* exceeding one-fourth of a column, >6 per inch. Figure work double these rate*; additional charges where weekly or monthly changes are made Local advert iaements 10 cents per line for flret insertion, and 6 cents per line for each additional insertion. Marriages sad deaths pub lished free of charge. Obituary notices charged aa advertisements, and payable when handedin Auditors' Notices. t4; Executors' and Adminia trators' Notioee, $3 each; Estray, Caution and Dissolution Notices, not exoeeding ten lines, each. From the fact that the Crrtzn is the oldes* established and most extensively circulated Be publican newspaper in Butler cont> l y, (a Bepufc lican county) it most be apparent to business men that it is the medium they should use in advertiaing their buainees. NO. 31 EASTERN SHORE OF MARY LAND, KENT COUNTY. EDITORS CITIZBN : During a recent visit from one of your well-known rea ders to this portion of the State, the writer was a little surprised to find bow little WBB known by him of the productions, geological formation, re sources, Ac., of our shore. The thought that some of your readers may feel ail interest in the great peach region of the States, as well as other matters connected with the Peninsula, prompts this communication. Delaware and the portion of Mary land, known as the Eastern Shore, is situated between the two important bays, Chesapeake and the Delaware. It is nearly all of modern formation t. e. sedimentary, and was at some re mote period prior to the glacial age, part of the rocks and clays embraced in the land lying at the head waters of the Susquehanna and Delaware rivers. The alluvium formed a bar in the old Ocean which in due time be came dry land either by upheaval or by the subsiding of the waters. This peninsular extending nearly two hun dred miles due south, is from sixty to twenty miles wide, and is composed of fine sand and clay with no rock or stone to be found anywhere. It is generally level or slightly rolling. The highest point it is Baid, being only 80 feet above tide water, yet it is suf ficiently rolling to afford easy drainage to the numerous tributaries of the Chesapeake and Delaware bays which indent the land in every direction and afford easy and cheap transportation to the various markets. Most of the rivers and bays are navigable for steamboats and sailing packets and in Kent county, Maryland. I believe there is no farm further than 4 miles from a navigable stream. The mar kets are Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, all of which being accessi ble by both rail and water in a few hours to all parts of the peninsula. The great productions of the Eas tern Shore in grain, are wheat, corn and oats, and by the census report be fore me I find that the average of the three grains gave about 130 bushels to each inhabitant in this county, and this after much of the best land has been planted in peaches. Many of the farmers count their peach trees by the thousand, and ship many thousand baskets of peaches to market, where it is considered the finest flavored fruit to be found. At this time the farmers are rejoicing in the prospect of an abundant crop, as the trees are loaded with the young fruit and all danger of frost has passed. The main question now is how to get it to market. From the wharf nearest to the point where I am now writing, over one hundred thousand bushels are likely to be shipped, and from the next one (6 miles above) ono hundred and twenty five thousand is the estimate, most of which finds a ready market in Balti more, where numerous canners have their factories, employing thousands of women and children in preparing them. The same establishment can oysters in their season, which follows the peach season. The shipping of peaches commences about the 25 of July and continues about two months, the different varieties following each other. A number of canning houses have been started among the orchards which secures ripe firuit Shipping peaches are pulled before they are fully ripe, and many of them are sent to Chicago and other western and north ern points; indeed, I have seen them in Canada from my immediate neigh borhood. What surprised "my visitor most was the cheapness of the land compared with far inferior land in his country for agricultural purposes. Our lands are easily tilled, being en tirely free from stones. We have fine roads, a turnpike being unknown on the peninsula. The farms are well fenced in, often with hedge fences ex tending tor miles. The water is gen erally good and obtained from wells mostly within a few feet (10 to 30) from the surface. Pears, apples aud berries of fine flavor tre extensively cultivated and since our vinyards have come into bearing the New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore markets are often glut ted with the different varieties of grapes, the Isabella and Concord reach ing prefection. Besides the produc tions of the land, the water furnishes luxuries such as oysters, fish and crabs and the creeks, inlets, Ac., abound in wild game such as duck?, geese and swan. In many districts there is some trouble in the spring and fall from malaria, producing ague and fever; yet in other places the country is as healthy as can be found anywhere. Pulmonary complaints are rare and hay fever is unknown as far as the writers knowledge extends. Two persons who hid been victims for years to the later disease visited mo last August and were surprised to find that no indication of their trouble ap peared. The grasses, such as timothy, clover, orchard grass and blue grass grow finely and usually abundant rain fur nishes important food for grass. Prior to the war of 1776, tobacco was the main crop of the county, but the war stopping the exportation of this article, the attention of the farmers was di rected to wheat raising which has been sue essfully carried on ever sinco. It is well known to millers that the finest wheat fouud in the Baltimore market comes from the Eastern Shore. It always commands the highest price, having a thin hull, and is known as amber wheat. Owing to the peculiar geographical location of this peninsular, it is rather out of the line of travel, is therefore but little known and but little emigra tion has found its way here. Having been cultivated before the emancipa tion by slaves almost entirely, many of whom left the country, much of the land has been neglected; and purchas ers being few, the price has been very low; but as it is becoming better known, we feel assured its value must increase. A P. S. Rock Hall, Kent county Md. Cats have no fixed political belief. They are usually on the fence.