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BUTLER CITIZEN._
iDWM H. i~W. C. KE6.EY. PROPjs,
Entered at the Postojfiee at Butler as
wcond-class* matter.
CHRISTMAS —Saturday next.
No paper next weeek—holidays.
HON. 8. B. DICK has our thanks
for bound copies of the Congressional
Record.
THESE are the cheery times of gift
giving and gift receiving. Christmas
brings so exchange of courtesies that
si* always pleaea&t and agreeable.
IT commenced snowing Lerw on
Monday, and from the way it continued
• it was thought that Vennor'B prophecy
might be fulfilled; although the snow
is not near eleven feet deep yet.
THE shooting season has again open
ed in some of the southern States, sev
eral United States Revenue officers
having been killed or wounded there
within the last two or three weeks.
HON. JAMES MOSOROVE and William
Pollock, cashier of the Kittanningbank,
have been appointed administrators of
the estate of James E. Brown, Esq.,
late of Kittanning, deceased. The
bond they bad to give was fixed at five
hundred thousand dollars.
IT is reported tbaH&eneral GsTfield
has offered the State Depaatment to
Senator Blaine, who has not as yet
given him a reply, ahd who is consult
ing his friends as to. the policy of his
accepting it. the majority of his
frtends oppose hii leaving the Senate.
THE Chicago Inter-Ocean notes
as a remarkable fact that the men
whom the Republican party have elec
ted President have all been of bumble
origin, and have become distinguished
by their own exertions—the rail split
ter, the tanner, the tailor, the farmer
and the tow-path boy.
A PENNSYLVANIA law provides that
all money put into a stakeholder's
hand as a wager, may be seized find
devoted to the support of the poor.
The statute is sixty years old, and has
long been a dead letter. The Poor
Board of Scranton, however, have
undertaken to enforce it in that city.
THERE are now in actual circulation
in this country $212,280,077 in gold,
$80,513,314 in silver, $346,681,016 in
greenbacks, and $332,064,451 in Na
tional bank notes. Total money actu
ally in the hands of the people, Nov.
If $1,082,543,818. The mines of the
United States have produced during
the last seven years about $280,000,-
000 of gold and $271,500,000 of silver,
an average production during that
time of $40,000,000 of gold and $38,-
750,000 of silver per annum.
THB determination of Mr Jay Gould
and his associates in the American
Union Telegraph Company to lay two
new Atlantic cables will be a welcome
announcement to the business men of
the country. The two existing compa
nies are virtually one corporation, and
as a matter of course the tolls are far
higher than they ought to be. Mr.
Gould, it seems, was willing to go in
with the present monopolies, but they
would not let him. When his lines
are laid they will probably change
their minds, and then there will be a
chance for another philanthropic capi
talist.
P. T. BAENUM, now at the point of
death, was the prince of showmen.
His museum in old New York, on the
present site of the New York Herald,
was a wonderful collection in its day. It
was Barnum who brought out Tom
Thumb and exhibited bim before crown
ed heads. Barnum also made a fortune
with the Swedish Nightingale. He
met with a crash in his fortunes
through endorsement, but he picked up
again. His circus was bis last mam
moth achievement. To his credit, he
was a teetotaller and an abstainer
from tobacco, and preached and practic.
ad temperance all bis life. He thought
the people liked to be humbugged, but
he gave them their money's worth. He
was the best type of the live Yankee,
full of ingenuity and resource, fond of
tb« almighty dollar, yet with a moral
code that showed his Puritan ancestry.
OABB OF JIM LEWIS.
Among the trials and convictions
had in Court last week was that of
James D. Lewis, tof Petrolia who was
charged with larceny. This was not
the first time be had been in our Court.
In fact he had occupied a good deal of
its time within the past few years. He
is said to have escaped pretty well
heretofore, mainly through hia audaci
ty or boldness, added to perhaps some
smartness. But this time the law
overtook bim, as it does in the end all
such persons, and be was promptly
sentenced to near three years in the
penitentiary. Bince that, we see it
stated, a much more serious charge
may come up against bim. Some time
ago it appears a peddler disappeared
from about Petrolia and the remains of
a human skeleton were afterwards
found, supposed to have been those of
the peddler. One of Lewis' companions
named "Punch," and who figured in
Court last week in the cases in which
Lewis was either prosecutor or defend
ant. it is reported has made some rev
elations that implicate Lewis in the
mystery of this peddler What reliance
can or should be placed on the story of
"Punch" we are not informed, and
therefore cannot say. But it is to be
hoped that 6ur county will he put to
•• no more cost# by such characters as
Lewis and "Punch "
THE streets of Butler never present
ed a more lively appearance, or one
/ that teetucd to indicate q*ore plenty in^
the land. The store and shop win
dows are crowded with every fruit and
dressed fowl that can tempt the appe
tite. The arrangements for Christmas
and New Year's days never were so
extensive in this town as they are now.
New devices to please the children,
and new and elegant gifts for the older
children, are to be found in the book
and other stores. In a word, every
place of business is now crowded daily
and is full of articles to please, to eat,
or to wear. When Butler gets the
new railroad outlet, connecting with
the Harmony road at or near Evans
burg, and another connection north, at
New Hope or Hilliards, both of which
we have hopes for in the near future,
then, indeed, will she become a still
more business centre. The busine-s
now doing in this place is great and in
creasing. Our merchants seem to have
started out on a more literal scale of
trade, and the consequence is that the
farmer comes in lrom a greater distance
and brings with bim a greater amount
|of his produce to sell or exchange.
Hence the activity and prosperity we
notice.
DURING the Republican primary
election of 1874, and in the month of
May, we think, the subscription book
of the CITIZEN was stolen from this of
fice. It was taken in the evening of a
Saturday, and was found returned
about noon the next Tuesday in the
coal shed attached to the oHice. We
never have certainly known who was
the thief. But we soon did know that
a list of the names in the book had evi
dently been transcribed therefrom. It
was only surmised where and by whom
this transcribing was done. However,
our subscribers soon began to receive
copies of the Butler Eagle and other
papers and letters in the interest of the
candidate it was then supporting for
the Judge nomination then pending.
From this it was inferred that paper
was at least receiving the benefit of our
list of subscribers.
Two years after—lß7C—we found
the same thing goinp on during the
Republican primary of that year. Mr.
Robinson was then a candidate for
a State Senate nomination, and during
the primary we found that nearly all
our subscribers were receiving copies
of his paper or letters from him, fur
nished, as we supposed, from the same
list made from the same stolen mailing
book.
During the primary election of this
year we found the same s ate of affairs.
Mr. Robinson was again a candidate—
for Congress this time—and during the
primary we found that nearly all our
subscribers had the Eagle sent to them
marked "sample copy," and were also
receiving letters from bim. These
"sample copies" and favors always
ceased very suddenly after the primary
was over, and many were the jokes
and remarks we would hear concerning
them. Why they were sent out, and
why they so suddenly stopped, was
well understood and was humorously
commented upon very often.
That iist, being thus obtained, is the
only full list of the subscribers to this
paper that we have any knowledge of,
or rather that we supposed was over
made from our books. Whether it was
the list from which the "Address to
the Honest Voters," during the late
election was sent, of course we know
not. And as to that address being on
ly received by readers of this paper,
even if true, it proves nothing more
than that all the leading Republicans
of the county take the CITIZEN and
that nothing of that kind could be sent
out through the county without being
sent to its subscribers Bui we have
heard from some parts of the county in
which it is said every voter, of all par
ties, received that address. And while
we really think we should not make
any answer to the continued insinua
tions of the Eagle, yet we have stated
the above for its benefit alone. Par
tial lists of our subscribers have been
frequently furnished to Republican can
didates during primary elections, at
their request, and to unable them to
know or communicate with political
friends. This re customary nnd we pre
sume every publisher has often had to
allow this same privilege.
"THE HOLIDAYS."
This is the only issue of the CITIZEN
that will reach its readers before the
coming holidays, of Christmas and
New Year. No paper will be issued
next week. Wc therefore now take
the opportunity of sending greeting to
all its readers and friends, aud wishing
to each and all "A Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year."
JANUARY 1,1881.
At the first of each year new county
officers generally take their seats. The
new Associate Judge for this county,
Abraham M'Candless, Esq., and the
new District Attorney, A M. Cun
ningham, Esq., will consequently go
into office with the beginning of the
coming year, 1881. The members of
the Legislature elect, by the terms of
the present law, were in office from the
first of December.
Also, at the beginning of each year,
a settlement is had of our county re
ceipts and expenditures for the past
year. For this purpose the present
board of County Auditors will soon
meet. As taxes are now a more grow
ing and serious matter than ever be
fore we have been requested to direct
the attention of the Auditors and Com
missioners to the necessity of giving
the tax payers of the county a more
full and detailed account of their receipts
and expenditures. Some progress was
made in this direction within the past
two years, but not by any means as
full as what the people want and have
e right under tow to kqowr
: UutLzz, ft**, SgUcemtowc; 22, WBO.
THE LEGISLATURE.
The Legislature of this State '.till
meet at Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jan.
4th, two weeks from yesterday. 'I he
first and most important duty that will
engross the earnest attention of its
members will be the selection of a
Republican United States Senator, in
place of Wallace, Democrat. I his is
a high dutv, because the office is a hign
and important trust, and we are much
gratified to share in the general belief
that a man ?f high character and abili
ty will be chosen. The Republicans
of the State show no disposition to
take a second rate man, but rather to j
give our State the standing that other j
States have in the Senate, by the selec
tion of a Statesman, who has the abil
ity to give voice to and uphold the
reputation and interests of the great
State of Pennsylvania. In this veiw
the Republican people of the State will
have their eyes upon the Legislature
and closely watch the doings of their
members. They will expect the selec
tion to be made through worth and
ability and not through money or ring
influence, and any member of Senate
or House failing now iu his duty to
his constituents will be sure to hear
lrom them in the future.
Centreville Items.
CENTREVILLE, Dec. 20, 1880.
EDITORS CITIZEN :—Dr. Scovel, of
Pittsburgh, will lecture in the Presby
terian church on Tuesday evening.
Subject: "America and Europe Com
pared."
Christmas will be celebrated in the
Methodist church on Saturday evening
by a "snow house." An interesting
entertainment will be afforded. The
managers of this enterprise deserve
commendation for their zeal in the in
struction and amusement of the young
folks, and are to be congratulated on
the success which always attends their
efforts in this line.
The members of the Presbyterian
Sabbath School are promised an oyster
snpp r on Friday evening.
Mr. Welis Humphrey, of Worth
township, while on his way home from
this place on Friday, lost a pocket-book
containing a small sum of money and
valuable papers.
Gettes Morrison, the lively mail car
rier between this place and Butler, lost
a valuable horse on Friday night. This
is the second loss of the kind \v' ich
he has sustained within a few months.
"Whisky did it;" at least, it is said
to have bceu the cause of the sudden
suspension of an enterprising "Hide
nud Pelt" firm of this place last week.
A festival will be held in North Lib
erty on Friday evening, for the benefit
of the new Presbyterian church, of that
place.
We are pleased to note the return of
our noted western traveler, Mr. J. N.
Warraeastle. Stay with us, Mickey.
Prof. Samuel McCune is conducting
a singing class at Wolf Creek.
A young son of Hiram Grill met with
a painful accident last week while
coasting, It appears that, sliding
swiftly down an icy hill, be encounter
ed a small stick protruding from the
ground, which entering the hip, passed
upward near the back bone, seven and
one-half inches. Dr. Patterson extract
ed the stick—over three-quarters of an
inch thick—and to the surprise of those
who saw the terrible wound, and to
the relief of the anxious parents, decid
ed that the injury was not dangerous.
BETA.
The Senatorial Fight.
PHILADELPHIA, December B.—Rep
resentative Wolfe, who is a ruling spir.
it in the councils of those upon whose
support Mr. Grow must depend, and
who during the last few days was in
town circulating among the city dele
gation, said to a Press reporter last
evening: "Seventy-eight votes are nec
essary to a choice in the caucus. Mr.
Grow has 55 members of the Leicis
lature instructed for him, leaving him
23 short. Now, then, I think there is
no doubt, in fact I know, that he can
get the 23 votes necessary for victory.
I am of opinion that he can get even
more tbau the 23 from among those un
instructed."
"Can Mr. Grow rely upon all those
who are instructed?" Mr. Wolfe was
asked.
"It will be much easier,"replied Mr-
Wolfe, "for Mr. Grow to hold his in
structed strength and those who will
be for him than it will be for the oppo
sition to concentrate upon a mau ac
ceptable to ail parties."
"Who will oppose Mr. Grow ?"
"I really don't, kuow," replied Mr.
Wolfe.
"Is Mr. Oliver likely to be their
candidate ?"
"I think it :s generally understood
that Mr. Oliver is no lo jger a candi
date I don't think the word has yet
been passed along the line as to who
the opposition will concentrate upon.
I don't think that any man represent
ing those antagonistic to the general
element in tin; party supporting Grow
can win. If they defeat Grow, it will
be by taking a man who is supposed to
represent the same political principles
and policies in the party that Mr. Grow
represents, and this, I think, is very
improbable. In other words, I don't
think the machine will win this time.
I don't know who the opposition have
thought of, and I think they will ex
perience some difficulty in selecting a
candidate. It is my opinion that they
will not oftVr any opposition if they
think they are whipped, which 1 rather
think they are. I have full confidence
that Mr. Grow will be the caucus nom
inee for United States Senator."
Representative McKee, who was as
sociated with Mr. Wolfe in the riot
bill investigation, supp emented the
foregoing interview by saying; Al
though I had made up my mind sous*:
time since to support Grow in the ab
sence of a better candidate, I did not
deem it advisable to be outspoken until
now. My reason for supporting him
is because the opposition are not likely
to concentrate upon a man superior to
Grow. Although the p\\.J (jelegation
is divided, we hold enough in l<h'ia.
delphia to turn the balance one way or
the Other, but it will turn for Grow.',
"Have tbi* opposition announced
their candidate?''
"The opposition have not of#ci»iiy
named their man. lam not for G r °\ v
if there is a better man in the field, byt j
Ido not see any, It's a question of
policy. He is the test man ii) the '
field to-day, aud I am quite sure theFe I
will be none better named before the
CHUCUS is hfctfL' r " j
True Merit Ackuowle 1g« d.
EDITORS CITIZEN: —We are very
much gratified to notice that Rev. It.
ft. Ferjrusou, of Butler, has been
awarded the first prize for the best I
topical sermon on the Manliness of j
Christ, offered by th_* proprietors ot j
the Homiltii'- V >/.'</»/ of New York
We have long IK I n <•( the opini N that
he has few equals in serin >nizing. ■
His sermon before the Ist Synod of:
the West this fall received universal
praise and wa both an honor to him- j
self and the presbytery he represented |
Brother Jamison, who was a con- j
stant hearer, voluntarily bears this
testimony, that his se-mons arc all of
a uniform excellence.
We rpjoiee to see a young man by
diligence and eelf-cousecration put
forth'evety energy to stand high in
his profession.
We wonder if the congregation fully
appreciate his services by a prompt
iilierality. in order that he may have
the facilities at his command necessary
for further progress toward the good
of true excellency. We trust they will,
and that all congregations will remem
ber that much depends on them wheth
er or not their pastor will excell. Bro.
Ferguson! we congratulate you on
the high honor you have just received.
We know it is well merited.
FRANKLIN TP.
Prejiiilici 1 kill*.
"Eleven years our daughter suffered
on a bed of misery under the care of
several of the best (aud some of the
worst) ohysicians, whogave her disease
various names but no relief, and now
she is restored to us in good health by
as simple a remedy as Hop Bitters,
that we had poohed at for two years,
before using it. We earnestly hope
and pray that no one el.:e will let their
sick suffer as we did, on account of
prejudice against so good a medicine
as II«»p Bitters."—The Parents.— Tele
gram.
WII3 Should Tli«'y.
No man or woman can dosatisfactory
work when the brain is dull, the nerves
unsteady, the system relaxed and they
feel generally wretched. Why should
lawyers, merchants, clergymen, doc
tors, mechanics or mothers often mis
erably dratr through their work in this
condition, when a small amount of
Parker's Ginger Tonic will always, at
moderate cost, clear the brain aud give
them the strength and the will to per
form their duties satisfactorily. We
have felt its strengthening and bracing
effects and can recommend it most
highly. See other column.— Ed.
Kansas Amendment Jubilee.
What Kansas has done Pennsylvania
can do The Pennsylvania Constitu
tional Amendment Association invites
all Christian people and ail philanthrop
ists of the State, to hold a thanksgiving
service some time duriner the last week
iu December- Let the Pastors preach,
and the people rejoice with thanks
giving that the enemy of all good is
cast down, and the way of the gospel
prepared. The redemption of Kansas
is u promise of the redemption of every
State, and of the United States. Let
the pastors and people of every loca
tion adopt their own method of cele
brating the Jubilee.
Write to the Secretary for petitions
to *he Amendment.
Editors throughout the State please
publifcb,
D. L. Starr, Secreiary,
[lobelia I'. 0., Alleprbony county, Pa.
DANIEL AGNEW, President.
ELLIOT E. SWIFT, Treasurer.
Kiitlcr Markets.
BUTTER—Good 20a25 cents ¥ !T>.
BACON--Plain sugar cared hams 1 "(Mb:
shoulders, 8 : sides. 12
DnrssKP ll.Kis-r.aß cts. per pound.
BEAN'S—White, $1®127 r 1 b"«H
CmcKKSft—2s to 35 cts. per pair. Dressed, 7
cents per pound.
CHEEBT:—I6 ctß ¥ lb.
CORN MKAI—2 cts. T? lb.
CAI.F SKISS—9Oc(S»SI T* tb.
Enr.=—2o cts V dozen.
FLOUR—Wheat, ?safi ? bbl, sack. *l.23a* 1.50
buckwheat. J2.50 ¥ cwt.
GRAIN—Oats.4O eta V busliel: corn 60 ; wheat
!?la!,10 : rvo !)9 cents : buckwheat, 65.
Ho\EV—ls ct>». V lb.
LARl>—loc ¥ lb. Tallow, 5<»6.
MOLASSES—SO(S>7Oc V gallon. Syrup, 50(g)50c,
OSIUNS— $1 ¥ bn«h
POTATOES—IRE. ~p bushel.
SUGAR—l'ellow ®9c.; white ®l2o. H* tt>.
SAI.T—No. 1. .*1.25 V barrel.
CARRAOE, per head, 5aS cts.
TURNIPS, 30c per bushel.
TURKEYS—Live, 6 cts per It): dressed 8c r 1 tb.
DKKSSFD FSEKF —Fore quarters. 4(f'se; hind
quarters, 5 a 6-3
rITTSBIJItUiI HARKETS,
COUNTRY PRODUCE.
APPLES—Fancy. #1 50(81 75 per bbl; prime.
$l "25<®l 50; milium, 50®75c.
APPLE BUT PER—Gallon crocks. 4.V« 50c per
gallon; in two to seven gailon bucket*, 4>@soc;
in barrels and half barrets, [email protected]
BEANS—Prime white navies, *1 65ffil 75 per
bij.il); medium, ?1 50,©1 60; Lima, per
m " JL
BUT l'Eft—Choice dairy. 28/0)260; prime rolls,
18<S)23o: rotumon grades. 15® i Bu.
CHKESE—Piinie Ohio factory,
jobbing, Now York Goshen
jjbbing, 14®i4'o'c; sweitzer 14®t6c: Liwber
ger, 13J>£<S>!4}£e.
C'RWBERRtES—Jerseye, f7 50,-5)8 00 per bbl;
s\(a \ 50 per tmx. SaekettV, s9®? 50 per bbl.
DRIED FRUITS—Apples, sliced, per lb. 5®
fic; dried apples, quartered, 3 ~©4O; choice
peaches. q'iMted. r (H7c; choice peaches, halves
7® 8c; choice ponchos, peeled. 15® :7c; evap >-
rated dried peaciies. pared. 1- unnaril,
13ftj)l6o; huckleberries. 10®12c; raspberries, 28-
®:toc; blark berries. Bft)inu; oherri«B, pitted, 18-
(a;29c: cherries unpitted, 3® lc; n«w dried sweet
! corn. 7J£®Bc; new dried green sweet peas, per
bus'iel, ?l 10.
EGOS—Choice fresh in cases, 28<®30c; in
bbls 2 29c; pickled 20®: 1 c
GAME—Pheasants. j> r doz $3 00®4 00; rab
bits, per pair 20i25; quail, per dozen *1 25a1-50;
50; squirrels, per dozen 7 >CY;I 00; wild turkeys
each, rl 0i al 50; wild ducks, per dozen, ?2 50-
a3 00.
HONEY— White clover, 20a21c V Hi: Califor
nia, ISu'Jiki; »ew York S»a(e. in cases. 20a21<5.
ONIONS—i 3 25a3 SO per bbl for yellow and
js3Jfor red.
POTATOES—Priaie, on track 55aC0 per bush;
from ftore. 65a70'; Baltimore sweets. 72 25a
-2 50 "r 1 bbl; Tersoy sweets, f 3 2"a" 50.
POULTRY—OId chickens. 35»40c per pair;
spring c''i -kens, 30*40; turkeys. 7aße; geese,
each. 40c. Dressed poultiy-turkeys, 12a13c
per IT ; cbick"iis 9a! 0c !1>: ducks, 10a!2c V Hi;
wild tU'kevs. fl 25al 75 each; goose, 6aßc
PEAN'U I'S—Choice white, I .4 'c.
SEEPS— I"lover. s(>al 75 IM-R bus'iel for
small, an 1 ■;5 25a5 .",0 for rnamriiotli; timothy,
I 2 tiOa'l 75 per bnche! for western. Flaxseed,
••?1 2 al 25.
WHEAT—Choice red. or Lancaster, $1 lOal
-12. No 2 r. <1 or amber. •'Si 05al 08; Clossan
white. :>7a!!ilc; medium. HfiatHc; rejected 80a!Klo.
COltS—Vellowr. shelled, on track. 54a55c per
bu-bel. Pricee paid by aiera—Yellow, shelled.
63a-54j.; hi/1) :pi\ed. 52,i53c; new ear. 49<talc.
U.V,'^-.''ri'"''' - ' If'-i'l bv dealers-Pii.no white,
4ia42e mi&eU
RYE —Pennsylvania. O.l.'Jie.
HOPS '/5i3:.c par lb.
B VULIY-Cbo ce winter, BCa9"io; stained. 65
a7sc; ciioioo western, spring, 85a93; stained, 65
a7oc.
MAl.T—Barley. £1 00al 15 per bushel.
Ft.OUR The following aie the jobbing quo
tations; Fancv patents (spring and winter
wheat.) #7 75a8 5; fancv St. Louis (winter),
i'i OOaf? 50; fancy family (white and amber win
ter), ti"aij 25. obanMj taiqily i'c mice red win
ter). *5 75a6 (Hi; family , u;i<Jius, winter).
•t5 50a5 75; XXX bakers (MinheW.ta), jst, Jj,a
6 50: XX bakers (Wisconsin). £6 00a6 25.
BC( KWHEAT FLOUlt—*2 75a3 00 ptr cwt.
RYE FLOUR—jS 25a5 50 per bbl; low grades
#3 75a4 Itl).
SfILL pp2l)—Wliite middlings, s2l 01a22 00;
seconds, il'7 00al7 oil; liran, %16 oi)al7 p0;
ebopped fe.-d, com and Cftlti; i~ O OJa2l 00; min
ed. tl'j;^a2o.
flAY—Choice new baled, timothy, $!9 00 ti
ton; No. 2 do. f16a17; upland prairie, tl4al< 00;
prime new louse from country wagons. SIB&2J.
M Cornme il 55*«Sni5 in paper; oat-meal,
THE
HIUDUNU IIUS.
TTTE TI\;.:S FOB I.«SI.
Ttr Ti:.!;.s >•. i ' - er tV- \ ••.*• Year with a
larger .'H i- «.i v ;r I.m ,ei> Mian it had at
anv pr ..' n- :i >i .1 is history, and the im
poitaut event* of tlie next vear must steadily
enlarge the tit-Id of in Impendent jo jrualisut.
Anew administration will be inaugurated;
new political occasions will create new political
duties; the great commercial and industrial,
prosperity of thejeountry mast stimulate pro
gress r.nd thrift in all sections, and the tendency j
of political pi.wer will be toward corruption ;
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Jury far SptM'isil Term,
January. ISMI.
Jurors for week commencing 3«1 Monday of
January, 1881.
Adams—James Templeton, farmer.
Allegheny—J. V. Vance, Stephen Stoops.
Butfalo—Robert Elliott, James Smith, W. J.
Bartley, FreJ. lvemerer.
Butler borough—John Lefever, John Gam
ble.
Butler township, Jantas Kanis.
Cherry —John M. Bollinger.
Cluy—Japhtca MeMichael.
Clearfield—James Green.
Clinton—Thos. Westerman, Geo. P. Harvey.
Concord—J. A. McClymonds, J. 8. Ilutche
son.
Connoquenessing—Peter Staaf, Alex. Stew
art, Esq.
Cranberry—Jesse Barto.
Donegal—Thos. Ilouton. John Snyder.
Fairview borough—W. C. Adaui.--.
Forward—Samuel Douthett.
Jackson—Alex. Ramsey, Sr.
Marion—Jofyn Y'u»ei.i, L. hiuji ;.
Vcrpcr- Dinyiddie.
>i.id.i\ cr^ek—San.Uol * 'akiaOM.
Oakland— Robert Hamilton.
Penn—Leonard Hartley.
Petrolia borough—James Buzzard.
Saxon burg borough—Christian Warneek.
Sippervrock—V.'in. Wadswortb.
Summit—Peter < >esterling.
Venango—Hugh Forqtier, John 11. Corn.ily
Henry Stalker, David Kelly.
West Sunbury—Joshua liunlap.T, C. Thomp
son.
Worth—Cyriu Albia.
4VBOCA roc WEEK CGMMEKCING WITH 4TH
MONDAY.
Adams—John Dobsnn, John C. Kelly.
Allegheny—J. 0. Redick.
Brady—Samuel Turk.
Buffalo—A. I>. Weir.
Butler borough—S. F. Mcßride.
Butler township—Win. Walker.
Clay—Jesse Brackney, J. R. McJunkin.
Centreville—L. C. CaUwright.
Clearfield—Michael Downey.
Centre—Philip Grove.
Cherry—.las. M. Hogg,
Concord—Peter K«ittia/*h.
Donegal—Jeremiah Maloney, Joseph Orbi
»wit, Thos. Rodgers. I'aniel Black, Archibald
Black.
Fairview borough—Wni. Fleming.
Fairview township—Wm. Ilepler.
Harrisville —H. C. Black.
Jackson—Henry Zehner,
Jefferson—Daniel Wallet, Win. Gallagher.
Karn* City—Charles Steekler.
l.anctuief —W. L. Kneiss, John Lehman.
Millerstown—Chas. 11. Johnson.
Middlesex—David I<ogan, Sr., W. R. Parks.
Oakland—Dennis McElwte.
Parker—T. C. Harrison, L. C. Miller, J. M.
Shira, James Storey.
Penn—Philip larger.
Slipperyrock —Henry Thompson, Thouias
Rhodes.
Worth—J. T. Grove, John M. Studebaker.
Venango—Robt. Wilson.
JI T.Y LIST KOR V. KKK KX<';AV. V, IT" .Tit
MOSDAV.
Adams—Thomas Anderson.
A Ueghenv—Lycargus Sloan.
Butler borough—Benj. Vosbrink,Wrn. Ralph,
C. W. Coulter.
Clearfield—M. J. Mcßride.
Cherry—W. J. Billingsby, 11. P. Double.
Cranberry—Jacob Burkhart.
Centre—Daniel Heck, Jacob Fleeter, Andrew
Albert.
Clay—Robert Allen.
Centreville—ll. A. Wick.
Concord—John Nfpil 1 iui>ts, J<»hn Coulter. !
Clinton—Jniui V,'. tiuy.Jubu Glasgow.
Forward—Thoa. Grahiim.
Fairview township—Joseph Orris, David
McCol lough.
Harrisville—R K. Wick.
Muddycreek—Henry Cleia.i 1.
Mercer—Wilson Cochran, John S. Perrv.
Marion—Asa Waddle, Russ 1 Vandvke.
Millerstown—E. 11. Bradley.
Penn—Nicholas Mangel.
Parker—J. A. MeCultough.
Petrolia—Tiios. Carliq.
—E»andur Wise, fred. Bowers, J as.
| Slicker.
Slipperyrock—Norman Patterson.
Venango—Michael Mcßride.
W ash i ngtou—J oh n M cCork le.
Worth—D. P. St. Clair, Wm. Pisor, G. W.
Fisher.
Winfield—Wm. Denny.
Zelienople—Geo. Snyder.
A Curd.
To all who arc suffering Irora the errors and
indiscretions ot youth, nervous weakness, early
decay, loss ot manhood, Ac.. I will send a re
cipe that will cure you, FKEE OF CIIARUK.
This great remedy w i* di-coverej bv a mission
arv in Souib Africa. Smd a sell-addressed en
velope to the Kev. JOBBPU ISMJN, Station I),
New York Citv.
Police.
AH Election for twelve Directors of the Butler
Mutual Fire Insurance Co., to serve for the
ensuing year, will b > held at the dittos of the
tJecietaiy m Uutler. Pa., on the secouu Tuesday
of January next, being the tltb day or the
month, between the hours of one aud two p. M.
lldec tt H. C. HEINEMAN, Secretary.
Eleclltfu Police.
THE members of the Worth Mutual Fire In
surance Co. will meet a' the School House
iu West Liberty, on the atpqud Satnrdfy of Jan
uary, IJjSI, bei'ig the Btb inst., at 1 e\Uock,"l?,
St.. for the purp-Jse of electing orficora for'the
ensuing year.' J. M. MAKSUALL, Sec'y.
Aolice.
IU OTJCE is hereby given that it is the in(et)-
I tion of ti|e cjtigeuß of CU%y {otyuktiu to ap
ply to the (turning Legislature for the repeal of
lift; present Vow] law over '(lie same, known as
fhe ■*Vortb Tp., Road Law," and which was ex
tended to said Clay township, by Act of Asaem- |
bly of 24th March, laid, which said act it is here
in . fc'Ufc'hc to be repeated aiitl tUt) ofd law iyiv. I
HOLIDAY PRESENTS
OF THE UOST BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS. AT
C cfe> r>* 9 &
S3 Strr fc . ;. Httsbu- V i. Pi.
iv- » Vf'ltV A f'»m I »f
> >i: t l * A««i>rmi ■»'oT » • I •.
M.--\ 1 "?Y FINE SELECTJO * O
? of ins F rst Water. Handecrr -
VMJ > MLVE3 »N?> SILVER PLATED V
Gold an* *i> r 3c-id2i Cn*s. Onyx Coral, Torqnei. Pea... I. _ . ao,
ji'wbi.c in great vari :j. Card Baskets. Flowsr St nds.
and Sraro CI cks.' Ironzi and Marbb STATUAEY
SOLID SILVEE AS I) SILVEE PLATED ENIVES, FCEES and SPOONS.
_ _
OFXSIVIN'G
at
B. C.'Huselton's,
IMMENSE FALL & WINTER STOCK
OF
BOOTS and SHOES.
j The Largest Stoek of any House in Butler eonniy. Goods guaranteed as
represented. I'riees as low as the lowest. Call
and examine prices and stock.
j
i
"HOLIDAY PRESENTS !
grand DISPLAY this week, at
Rosenbaum & Co.'s,
112, 114, 116, Market Street, Cor. Liberty Street,
PITTS BTJRGrH, PA.
FOR I BIJY
KID GLOVES.
l>Ul\l.\ T Ts! SILK UMBRELLAS,
I KUfchiMS. ALPACA UMHRELLAS,
LEATHER SATCHELS,
PORTMONNIES,
PR CENT'S CARD CASES,
1 xo. SILK MUFFLERS,
SILK HANDKERCHIEFS,
LINEN IIANDKERCHIEFS,
Plf KSKNTS HEMSTITCHED HANDKERCHIEFS,
" EMBROIDERED HANDKEKCHIEFS,
M< »TT<) HAM HCERCHIEFS,
nprcrvrc JEWELRY HOXFiy,
I RESE.A is. BREAST PINS. .
CUFF BUTTONS,
nnrorvTJ SCARF PINS.
[RESEN I>, UNDERWEAR,
SILK SUSPENDERS,
CARDIGAN JACKETS,
L* VT< LACE SCARFS,
I h L., f-.M. , GENT'S SCARES,
SCISSORS, KNIVES,
, „ _ LA 1)1 ES' V ANCY SETS,
PRESENTS. FUR SETS, FUR CAPS,
TRIMMED HATS AND BONNETS.
S5T* And 7,000 other useful Presents at Immense LOW PRICKS.
M. FIRE & Bra
too and tO3. Federal St „ Allegheny.
We Are New Daily Opening New and Choice
FALL AND WINTER DRY GOODS ! I
OfKvery I*e*ori|H ion, <'om|>ri»iii£ In part the following
Mixed Dress Goods, C s, 10. r." ; c.
I'lain Dress C<kml>. in all colors and shadit. !-•» !
15. 2Ue. 1
Cashmeres. 13, 2(\ jfto
C:ishli..»«vi, very Wide. extra \jluc. 30, :>"e.
Kre.neh <'.ishpierc. all-Wool. -to. 4.">. noc.
fc'reuoli ('ashiutyv. all-Wool, verv fine. «>. 7.".c. SI
Henrietta Cloth, (rood quality. CO.
Henrietta Cloth. Silk Warp, Si. ?1.25.
In Black and Colored Silks.
We offer extra inducements in order to reduce
the heavy stock on hand.
We offer a beautiful Itlaok Velvet at So and 7.".e.
Brocade Velvets, I'lack and Colored, new and
t>eout if ill st vies, T.V and #l.
We have iliis day o|icned a very lame lot of Silk
Fringes. Trimmings. Silks. Sitins. Se.
In CLOAKS ami )»OLMAX.S oi.j uusurimci,! is
very complete, wllleli ci,a;ilp<i n« to'suit every
huif'.
Buyers of Dry Goods are r«,.«jwctful!y requested to ffive us a call before pur
chasing elm;where, and wo fe*>t confident that every one will leave our
pstabliahmeut with the conviction of having suved money.
M. FIRE & WHO.,
idd and fo2 Federal Streets Alflegfteiry
| Kxtra Bargains in Housekeeping (ioods.
Heavy Blankets. Bl.:tt. $1.50. $2.
Heavv counlrv Blankets, Colored and \\ hite $5,
sr»..vi.
Tabic Cloth. 20. 25, 35. 50e.
Tiirkev lied Table Damask, fast color 50, CO, 75c,
liny flannel. 12H, 1«. 2o and 25c.
1;« mI Klaunels, Lt>. 25 and 30e.
Colored. White and Scarlet Underwear for la
dles and Cents' from the lowest grades to the very
best, at exceedingly low prices.
Our Stock in Hosiery and Glove*
is very full and comprises in part the fallowing :
Indies' Cloves, 12' i. 15, 20, 25, 35c.
1-adics" Cloves, verv sii|«-r:or tjotnls, .10, 75c, sl.
I.adies' Hose, H, lo >#i. W.
Ladles' JUt. much better, 35, 35, 50c.
liciit.s' lla.f-hose 10, 12H, 15.20 c.
fteiils' Ha f-hose. extra value, atl, 3">, SOC.
We have just received a large lot of regular
made Hoisery, all wool. I euuttful goods, and to be
sold very low.

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