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MB. J. H. BATES, Newspaper Advertising
Agent. 41 Park Itow (Times Building), New York, is authorized to contract for advertise ments in the CITIZEN. THIS P APER N.'w"paj*r WAIV TE D! 10.000 Bushels Wheat. 10.000 ItaithcU Rye. 10.000 Bushels Oats, For which we will pav the highest market price in CASH. BERG A SON. Aug. 3 3m Bmler, Pa. New Advertisement*. New School Desk" —Geo. Ketterer. Pittsburgh State Fair ond Exposition. Dissolution Notice—Thompson 4 Scott. Attorney at Law—R. P. Scott, Reiber BlocK Local Hud General. A white snake was killed near Holidavsburg lately. Harvest Home at Nixon's Grove Fri lay and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20. 2t-10 The carpet mills of Philadelphia turned out 34,037,000 yards of carpet last year. Unless we have rain soon we will do without both corn and buckwheat cakes this winter. The snow bank in Tuckerman's ravine, in the White Mountains, is now ten feet deep. Mr. Alfred Wick has made an ira provement in front of his hotel which will be of benefit to bis customers. —The Fall Term of the Witherspoon Institute will open Monday, Sept. 5. Send for catalogue to P. S. BANCROFT, Butler, Pa. A calf is said to have been bitten bv a copperhead snake, near Ccntre vllle, this county, and died from the bite. There is a dead-lock between the English House of Lords and the House of Commons on the Irish land bill. One reason why so many bass fishers are unsuccessful is that they carry too much antidote for snake bites. Clarion county has two brothers named Near, the height of one of whom is 6 feet 8£ inches, and the oth er 6 feet 3 inches. —Don't you forget to see the cele brated Hagerstown Grain, Seed and Fertilizing Drill, branded "The Best," at H. Biehl & Co.'a, Butler, Pa. —What becomes of all the watches ? The Waltham watch company employs 1,600 hands, who turn out 750 watches a day, yet the demand exceeds the sup ply. —A farmer residing iu the vicinity of Blairsville, Indiana county, Pa., has stacked away aboat eighty tons of hay as the yield of his meadow-land this season. —We direct the attention of School Directors to the advertisement of the Faultless School Desk. It is said to be the best desk manufactured for use in the school room. —The Erie Railroad proposes to employ two hundred Chinamen on its extension in McKean county, and the Bradford people anticipate trouble with their local laborers. —Rev. Turner returned home last Saturday from a visit to his relations in eastern Maryland. He is looking well and says be has gained fifteen pounds while away, —Members of the Legislature who have had their extra SSOO warrants cashed, do not regret the "shave" of SSO in the transaction. The "shavers" for once find it a very "cold day." —Don't you lorget to see the cele brated Hagerstown Grain, Seed and Fertilizing Drill, branded "The Best," at fl. Biehl & Co.'s, Butler, Pa. —The people of the United States pay more than $-25,000,000 —fifty cents for every man, woman and child—per year for newspapers, and this is the cheapest and best education they get. —A new oil field is anticipated in Elk county, when the oil-bearing rock is found in abundance. Fifty thousand acres have been leased for oil purposes and several wells will be drilled at once. —Five children of William Lloyd, of Union township, Union county, Pa., ate apples which had fallen from the tree among potato vines sprinkled with Paris ♦rreen, to kill the bugs. Two of them died. —ln the Register's Notices of ac counts to be presented at next Court, that of the estate of Nancy Tate should read "Middlesex" township instead of "Adams" township, as her late place of residence. —The Qermania Orchestra of this place will give an ice caeam festival at the Opera House during the second week of September Court. The Or chestra will enliven the occasion with music every evening. —Six cows belonging to John Tra cy, of Plymouth, Montgomery county, were bitten by a mad dog a few days since,and showed signs of hydrophobia of the worst form. They were all killed to end their misery. —A Cincinnati wholesale merchant says that the best quality of whisky is ordered by Vermonters and the worst by Boston dealers. The Maine whisky is sent to Dover, N. H., which is al most on a line between the two States. —People who have orchards should look well to their apple trees, as an ugly yellow worm, not quite an inch long, is stripping some varieties of their leaves. The large green tomato worm Is also making sad havoc among the vines. A lad starved to death in Pitts burgh within a few days on accouDt of throat disease. He lived four weeks without eating or drinking. Suffering terribly just betore he died, he asked his mother if he would get any dinner in Heaven. —There is great excitement over the discovery of carbonates ten miles from Dead wood, Dakota. Thousands of people are in the new city, which has been named West Virginik. The ore is very rich. —WITHEESPOON INSTITUTE. The fall term of this flourishing institution will commence September 5 and close Nov. 25. There were 150 students in attendance during the past year. Facilities are afforied for the study of all the sciences and higher mathemat ics. The languages are also taught, including the German and French. Arrangements are also made for les sons in music and drawing. This school is growing in importance and numbers. —The report published by a Chica go paper that cremation has been abandoned at the Le Moyne crematory in this borough is without foundation. Fourteen bodies have been reduced to ashes in it—the last within a month. Washington Reporter. Woodcock have left the marshy districts throughout the country and have taken to the mountains, where they will remain till after the moulting season, siys a veteran sportsman. Fewer have been shot since the open ing of the season, July 1, than iu any previous year. —County Superintendent Murtland has held 24 examinations since July sth, and examined 402 applicants, in cluding 35 from adjoining counties and a number who do not intend teaching during the coming year. Special pub lic examinations are held at Butler the last Saturday of each month, commenc ing at 9 A. M. —When H. 11. Goucher, Esq , of this place, returned from the excursion to Saltsburg last Saturday night he found a telegram awaiting him stating that his mother was dying. He imme diately got a rig and with his wife and child,"started at midnight to his home in Venango county, and up to yester day had not yet returned. —People should avoid, as far as possible, being run over by railroad cars. An empty platform car weighs 18,000 pounds; an empty box car, 20,- 000 pounds; a passenger car, 36.000 pounds, and sometimes more, and an average locomotive, 80,000. A single pair of car wheels weigh 500 pounds. —Mr. 11. Julius Klingler shipped a car loadot flour iu barrels to Philadel phia last Thursday, and a car load in sacks to Johnstown the day before. He runs his mill day and night and yet cannot keep up with his orders. Messrs S. G. Purvis & Co. have also beeQ running at night lately, and they have been shipping their manufactured goods right into Pittsburgh. —Mr. B. C. Huselton, our enterpris ing shoe dealer, has returned home from a two weeks visit to the eastern fcboe markets, and his fall and winter goods are already arriviug. While he was gone his reliable clerk, Mr. Black more, kept his store room and show windows in good trim and attended to his business promptly. It is a great satisfaction to a business man to have as reliable a clerk as Blackmore. —The one-cent contribution fund of the Cincinnati Commercial had reach ed $350.17 ou Tuesday morning of last week. Over 35,000 persons had ex pressed in that way their satisfaction that the man who said he hoped the President would die had had his mouth slapped. This is a great country, and if it enjoys one thing more than auoth er it is to see a mean follow get his de serts. —At the annual meeting of the Philharmonic Society, of this place, the old Board of Management was re-elect ed, composed of the following members: E. W. Vogeley, President and Mana ger; E. H. Anderson, Secretary and Treasurer; M. A Lowman, Librarian ; J. C. Tinstman, A. M. Cornelius. At the last regular meeting A. Murray Cornelius was elected Musical Direc tor for the ensuing year. —lt is a heavy blow to Chicago pride, but the fact cannot well bo dis puted that Cincinnati makes more whisky than the boastful metropolis of the prairies. At all events, it pays more revenue tax. The collection dis trict comprising Cincinnati leads all others, having paid during the year ending June 30 the heavy total of $12,- 538,34(5. Next comes the Chicago dis trict, with an aggregate of $11,425,- 131. These figures do not settle the question, however, of which of the ri val western cities consume the most liquor. —The telegraph relates the killing of Spotted Tail, the well-known Indian chief, by Crow Dog, who seema also to have been a jealous dog. The Dog felt hurt because he was not of such commanding influence in the Sioux na tion aB Spotted Tail, and because the latter bad been summoned to Washing ton to coufer with the Government. Dogs are alike the world over, whether it be a Crow Dog of an Indian, or a low dog of an office hunter and general dead beat at Washington. —Mr. John Roach estimates that the total amount paid annually to for eign ship owners for carrying Ameri can products abroad is $150,000,000. The amount paid for passenger fares added to that spent by Americans traveling in Europe he thinks more than equals the surplus of trade in our favor. If Mr. Roach is correct, there fore, we pay back to the foreigners, in the shape of freights, passengers' fares and money spent by our people in Eu rope, many millions more than the ac count they have to settle with us in balancing the books of trade. —The information sent by Minister Foster of a remarkably heavy yield of wheat in Russia will not be good news for American farmers. Prices of wheat in this country will be of necessity con siderably affected by a Russian crop said to be the largest ever known in some localities, and in others described as the best in twenty years. Our far mers are in a prosperous condition, however, and need not mourn over thu good luck of the Russian peasants, whose sufferings from hard times are now to be relieved by an abundant har vest. —A light cotton crop is indicated by the information gathered by the New Orleans Cotton Exchange. Dry weath er is everywhere complained of as pre venting the development of the bolls. A scanty yield of this great staple to gether with a grain crop considerably below in total quantity what was an ticipated, may produce a sensible effect upon our foreign exchanges. At all events it will be prudent not to couut with too much confidence upon the long continuance, without some check, of the present epoch of booming pros perity. —The passage of the prohibitory law law in Kansas has inventive genius to work to devise a non-intoxicating beer. A Denver chemist, I)r. Charles 11. Frings, has devised a beverage made from malt and hops, but unfermented, which a Denver Tribune reporter, who tried it, reports is pleasant to the taste, looks like lager, has a fine froth, and that a man can drink bis full capac ity without exhilaration. A company has been formed to start a brewery of the new beer in Kansas, to be followed by similar establishments in Maine, lowa and other prohibitory States. fElp* S3ttil*r <&itin*n: Pttil**, P*.» JXugttsst It, 1881* —With the publication this week, in one of our contemporaries, of the Premium List for the Fourth Annual Fair of the Butler County Agricultural Association, to be held in the grounds near Butler on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20, 21 and 22, the list will have been published in each paper in this town three times, and we have no doubt but that every man, woman and child in the county who caj read has seen it. The outlook for some of the late crops is at present not very good, but still there is not a fanner, gardener, stock-raiser or fruit grower in the county but who will have something on his place worth tak ing to the fair. The county fair here should be made a social gathering as it is in other places. Write to your friends that you will be at the fair on a certain day, then go and take your dinners with you and sptnd a day in each others society. You will find plenty of shade and water on the grounds. —One of the New York daily papers says that the two elder sons of Presi dent Garfield will not be obliged to pass the regular entrance examination at Williams College, but will be admit ted on a certificate from their tutor. For the pake of the boys it is to be hoped that no such favoritism is con templated. The children of the man who acquires wealth or high position in this country, instead of having an advantage iu the battle of life, have the odds heavily against them. They are so coddled and flattered and spoiled generally that they seldom come to anything good. The young princes and nobles of EuroDe are given a differ ent training, and have to learn to en dure harshness. To be born there with a golden spoon in one's mouth does not, as a rule, ensure a life of ease, but rather the contrary. The result is that the continuation of a noble career and perpetuation of an honorable name is a cotnmou thing in Europe, while in this country it is pretty certain that if a man is rich and honored his grandson will be neither There are shining ex ceptions to this rule, but they are only exceptions. —While Mr. R C. McAboy, of this place, was sitting reading in his room, last Wednesday evening, he beard some one open bis front door, and going into his hall, found there two men, both considerably the worse for liquor. Finding that they had entered the wrong house, one of them invented an excuse and they went out. They then got something more to drink at the Willard House a:;d went around the corner to a notorious house of pros titution on Wayne street, and demand ed admittanc3. This was refused them by Mrs. S. from an upstairs win dow, unless they would give their names. They refused to do this and pounded on the door, when Mrs. S. threatened to shoot them, and one of them threatened to shoot her. Then the interesting individuals sat down on the door step and waited 9ome time for Mrs. S. to come down and let them in, but she didn't come and they finally left. An hour or two after wards, or about midnight, they, in company with some other men or boys; came back. Our informer is positive that but one of the first two, Smith by name, was with the second crowd, but as there was somebody in the crowd they called "Pete," he thinks that they were both there. This second crowd amußed themselves till after one o'clock siuging indecent songs in front of the house, to the great annoyance of the neighboring people. These incidents may possibly ex plain the appearance iu the Millcrstown Herald of last Saturday of the two fol lowing items: "R. C McAboy has one of the finest dwellings in the town. We had the pleasure of inspect ing it Wednesday night, through the courtesey of Mr. McAboy. The parlors, halls, dining room and library are models of elegance both in furniture and adornment, and give evidence of a cultivated and refined taste. There is a place near the Williard House,and another ut the other end of town, that need the attention of Council and Chief of police." A SECOND LITERARY REV OLUTION. The Grst literary revolution consist ed in the publication of standard books in every department of literature at from one-third to one-tenth of their for mer cost. The second literary revolution con sists in a still further very great reduc tion (conditional) even from the revo lution prices, while, at the same time, the average quality of the books will continue to be materially improved. HOW CAN THESE THINCJS BE '( To attempt an impossibility could of course result only in failure, and it would be useless, in our own interest, or in that of the many thousand cus tomers who have shown us such earn est favor, and have given us such great patronage, to announce or promise what could not be performed. We have dealt frankly with our customers in giving facts concerning costs and profits in the past, and we do it now, by giving facts and figures illustrating how we can afford to still further re duce prices. t'ACTS AND FIOURES Please note, at the start, our apolo gy for not having done heretofore what we now propose to do, and consider— -Ist—We published our first book only so long ago as January, 1879. Previous to that time we were entirely without experience in book publishing. What knowledge we had of the busi ness was gained in newspaper publish ing, and in book-selling. 2d—We were also at that time al most entirely without capital, and until so late as February, we labored under the difficulty of being without capital even approximately adequate for the magnitude of the enterprise we were undertaking. 3d—Our entire scheme was in oppo sition to all previous methods of pub lishing and book-selling. And from the beginning to the present, we have had the combined bitter opposition of almost the entire book-publishing and book-selling classes of the United States. 4tb—Starting thus, with a minimum of knowledge, and loss capital, and with such immense opposition, we thought it best, in the interest of both the read ing public and ourselves, that we un dertake too little, rather than too much; partial success would be better than to tal failure. sth—ln spite of our want of resourc es and of experience, and iu spite of op position, and with the necessity of or ganizing and training our new forcer, and necessarily trying many experi ments, all of which no one could ex pect would be uniformly successful, we have from January 1, 1880, to June 30, 1881, manufactured and sold uear ly 2,000,000 volumes of standard books, for which we have received the •onsiderable sum of $709,521.32. 6th—ln a circular issued in January of the present year we made the follow ing statement: "The public have so long been taught to believe books to be expensive luxuries and low prices impossible, that incredulity has from the first been the greatest obstacle to the progress of the Literary Rev olu tion. It was easier to make good books cheap than it was to make peo ple believe it could be done. We could readily have made prices even lower than they have been, but for the terri ble tax we have been compelled to pay to this incredulity." We have during this period, from January 1, 1880, to June 30, 1881, paid for ai 1 vertising, the large sum of $140,878 93. This immense item ne cessarily has to come out of the profits we made on the books. 7th—Although our scheme originally embodied the principle of selling direct ly to the consumer, and doing away with the exorbitant cost of middlemen, we have not undertaken to put aside the book-seller and the book agent al together, because a large portion of the book-buyers of the country have got into the habit of looking to them for their supplies, and if we were to sup ply the wants of such customers at all, we were compelled to do it through these ordinary channels. But we have endeuvored to induce or compel these middlemen to work, as we have been doing, on a more reasonably small per centage of profit (the immensely in creased sales at the reduced prices even with the smaller commissions really give the book-seller a larger net profit than he formerly had.) Accordingly, we have duriug this period, from Jau uary 1, 1880, to June 30, 1881, allow ed to the book-sellers and book-agents commissions averaging about 25 per cent, of our total receipts. In other words, in addition to the $709,521.32 we have received from the public for our books, the public has also paid to the middlemen the large sum of $177, 380.33 simply for handling these books, making the total cost of the booka to the consumer $386,901.65. Bth—From these statements you can readily see that if From the total amount which the public has paid for our books $886,901.65 We deduct the amount we have paid for adver tising these books $140,878.93 And the amount paid to middleman for hand ling the books 177,380.33 We have a total deduction of. $318,259.26 And a remainder of. $568,642.39 Thus it is evident that if the public bail bought these books directly from us, unnecessary expense of advertising, and of paying middlemen for handling them, being avoided, the books would have cost them only $568,642.39, being almost 36 per cent, less than the $886,- 901.65 which they have paid for them, and our net proceeds would have been none the less. A BETTER ILLUSTRATION The above figures show clearly the possibility of a great reduction from our prices as heretofore given without diminishing our net income, but they do not necessarily show that it is pos sible for us to manufacture and sell books at such low prices without loss to us. As we have never made pretense of publishing books from charitable or philanthropic motives, and do not wish our friends to think we are doing bus iness at a loss, we will give a conclu sive and interesting illustration of how we can afford these low prices. LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE. After a labor of nearly two years by an able corps of American editors and writers, for whose services we have paid nearly $30,000, we have within the brief period of less than ten months made electrotype plates for the Library of Universal Knowledge at a further coet of nearly $30,000, making a total investment on this work of about S6O, 000. This labor all being done and paid for, the 15 large octavo volumes, making the largest Cyclopsedia ever published in this country, can be man ufactured at a cost per set of 15 vol umes of— For pa|>er $2 52 For printing 96 For binding 2 48 Total $5 96 These electrotype plates which we have manufactured will readily print 100,000 copies, and then by slight re pairing will print from 50,000 to 100,- 000 additional copies, but to make our estimate absolutely safe we will assume that it will be necessary to manufac ture a new set of electrotype plates af ter 60,000 copies have been printed. Thus we must add to the above cost of the manufacture of one set of the books ($5.96), an additional $1 as the pro portionate cost of the plates for each set of 15 volumes. A further item must also be added to cover expenses of office, handling, shipping, etc., which experience leads us to estimate below 50 cents per set, but as we must do at least a safe business we will add, in stead, for this item another sl, making the total cost of manufacture and hand ling the 15 octavo volumes of the Li brary of Universal Knowledge $7.96. Thus you see that if we sell a copy of this great Encyclopaedia even at the net price of $lO, we still have a net profit of over $2. As we have already sold about 15,000 sets in advance of completion, we think it very sale to es timate (and we have beard of neither friend nor enemy who makes an esti mate lower) that we shall sell, as fast as we can manufacture them, at least 100,000 sets, and allowing our figures above given to be correct, we have the comfortable sum of $200,000 to cover contingencies, and dividends to our stockholders. As some of our friends may question whether our estimates above given are perfectly safe, and as we have heard of some instances where the accuracy of figures previously given by us has been disputed by our enemies, we will say that the cost of the paper is put at 8 cents per pound, the cost of press work at $1.20 per thousand impressions, and cost of binding at cents per vol ume. THE PRACTICAL POINT. We now come to the practical point in which you are interested—how you may get the books you want at the lowest possible cost. It is evident that it can only be done by your doing away, so far as you are concerned, with our immense expendi ture for advertising, and with the com missions which we or you are compell ed to pay the middlemen, if you buy through the middlemen. Another extremely important point , in enabling us to afford the lowest pos- sible price is that we receive quick re turns for the investments we have made You readily see that we have invest ed about $60,000 cash, before we are able to offer you a complete set of the Library of Universal Knowledge at any price. We must sell a great many | thousand sets before we can even get back the money which we have invest ed, to say nothing of the reward which we must have, in some measure, for our labor and the capital of the stock holders involved. A large portion of the public still j persist in getting their supplies of books through the middlemen (who must be paid for their services) instead of from us direct; and as a large expenditure for advertising will also continue to be necessary, in finding out new custom ers, we must continue to hold to our present retail prices, in order that we may be able to pay these enormous ex penses for advertising and for commis sions to middlemen. But because we are thus compelled to tax book buyers generally with these heavy expenses, there is no occasion why we should continue this heavy tax upon you individually if you choose to unite with us in avoiding it. OLE PROPOSITION TO YOU. We therefore make you this proposi tion : If you will send your order for the Library of Universal Knowledge (either for yourself or for any number of friends and acquaintances), so that we shall receive the same on or before the first day of September, 1881, we will accept such orders at a discoantof one-third from our published list pri ces, making net prices to you as fol lows : LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE For the 15 vols., in cloth, net $lO 00 In half Russia, sprinkled edges 13 33 In half Russia, gilt top 15 00 In full library sheep, marbled edges... 16 66 Orders sent to us under this offer will be accepted and filled by us under the following term 3 and conditions: — CONDITIONS. Ist—We do not in this case, as has commonly been our custom, require that remittances shall accompany the orders. Payments may be made at any time that may suit the convenience of the purchaser, on or before the de livery of the books to him, and not later than January 1, 1882. 2d—But in makimg deliveries of the books we shall give precedence to or ders which are acompanied by remit tance in full payment, shipping first those for which payment is first re ceived. 3d—After filling all orders which have been fully paid for at time of or ders which are accompanied by a pay ment of 10 per cent or more on account of said order, the balance then to be paid on or before delivery of the books. 4th—Thereafter shipments will be made to those who have sent no pay ment with the order, precedence being given to those whose orders are first received by us, payment of course being required on or before delivery of the goods. sth—We shall not consider orders unaccompanied by any remittance as binding upon the person making it, if from any cause he is unable to take the books, or shall not then desire to do so; but in case payment is not made promptly when such person is notified that his books are ready for delivery, he will first forfeit his posi tion on our delivery list, his name be ing transfered to the end, and in case payment is not made promptly when his name is again reached and he is notified, he will then forfeit the privi lcgs of purchasing at less than our full list prices, and no order will thereafter be accepted from him under any similar special offer which we may in the fu ture make on other of our publications, unless the same is accompanied by payment. ABOUT OUR OTHER PUBLICATIONS. As the present stock of our miscella neous publications is now comparative ly limited, and as our entire manufac turing resources will in all probability be for months to come taxed to the ut most by the manufactnre of the Libra ry of Universal Knowledge alone, we cannot undertake to make an offer sim ilar to the above upon the books cover ed by our miscellaneous list, except to the extent of our stock in hand. Until our supply is exhausted we will accept in connection with an order for the Cyclopedia, under the above offer, or ders for any of our books the same rate of discount (one-third) from our list prices, but in all cases we shall require that orders for miscella neous books under these books can be delivered at once, and cash orders will certainly soon exhaust our supply. Any remittance received for miscel laneous books, the supply of which may have by that time been exhausted, will either be returned promptly, or the amount will be applied toward the payment for the Library of Universal Knowledge as may be directed. VERY IMPORTANT. In connection with the special terms given above, pleas note particularly the following points: Ist—We look to you direct for your order, and we also ask you to assist in spreading the knowledge of the exist ence, character, and low prices of our publications. The larger our sales, and the more promptly they are made, the more rapidly can we go forward manufacturing otheer equally good books at equal low prices. YVe will gladly furnish you any reasonable quantity of catalogues and circulars for distribution. 2d—The terms herewith given are limited strictly to orders which shall be received by us on or before Septem ber 1, 1881. Orders received after that date must positively come undo our usual list prices or terms to clubs, which latter are limited to 10 per cent, or, at the utmost, 15 per cent discount from our list prices. 3d—We are well aware of the fact that very mahy book-buyers have not at a moment's command even $lO which they can invest, however great the inducements. This offer gives you the privilege of making payment when it suits your convenience, at any time before January 1, 1881, and we are now delivering the same in the various styles of binding advertised. It is a verbatim reprint, in large type, of the last (1880) London edition of Cham bers's Encyclopedia, with copious ad ditions (about 15,000 topics) by Amer icans editors, the whole combined un der one alphabetical arrangement, with such illustrations as are necessa ry to elucidate the text It gives an amount of matter about 10 per cent more than Appleton'a Cyelopiedia (price, in cloth, $80.00,) and 20 per , cent more than Johnson's Cyclopaedia I"g The Largest Stock of | ! 1 STRAW HITS IN BDTIERI! IB i. s I I 55 I a CHARLES R. CRIER'S,g I |.| MAIN ST., BUTLER, PA. if f 1 Sss A FINE L,NE OF Si % Si §• I 'tpooQ SMqmuntf t gfu»Q <gr| (price $51.00, in cloth). For the gen eral leader it is undoubtedly the best Encyclopaedia ever published, whatev er the price. Specimen pages will be sent free upon application. AMERI CAN BOOK EXCHANGE, 164 Broadway, New York. JOHN B AL DEN, Manager. MILL IUHKS FOB SALE CHEAP! A thirty-inch under runner corn and chopping mill set on a wooden frame, all complete and ready to attach belt. Also, a three-foot top running chop and corn stone of genuine old stock, with the best improved driving irons, and complete iu every particular ; capacity, forty bushel per hour. This pair of buhrs are still in operation and can bo seen at any tuue. As we are adding additional Roller Mills, and will gire our whole atten tion to advanced Roller Process of milliug, we are compelled to do away with our chopping buhrs, and therefore offer them at a sacrifice for cash. Call at or address KLINGLER'S MILLS, 10-3t Mifflin Street, Butler, Pa. Carpels. Clothing and tieuls' Furnishing Goods. Fine all wool two ply Carpets at 50 cents, at Heck & Patterson's. The best stock of Gents' Fine Cloth ing at Heck & Patterson's. New styles in China Mattings, cheap at Heck & Patterson's. The best and cheapeststock of Gents' Furnishing Goods at Heck & Patter son's Good Rag Carpet at, 30 cts., at Heck & Patterson's. Trunks and Satchels, cheap at Heck & Patterson's. The finest and cheapest stock of Carpets in Butler at Heck & Patter son's. Children's Clothing, large stock and low prices at Heck & Patterson's. The best Brussels Carpets at 62 and 65 cts., at Heck & Patterson's. Fine Straw Hats for Men, Boys and Children's wear, less than cost at Heck & Patterson's. Good two ply Carpets for 30 cts., at Heck & Patterson's. The cheapest place to buy Dusters white vests &c., is at Heck & Patter son's. Good wear floor Oil Cloths at 25 cts., at Heck & Pattersons. —On the 26th of August, 1880, there was a trial of plows on the (arm ol E. A. Uelin bold near Saxonburg, 'bis county, with the fol lowing result. Uncle Btm, with wheel: Average depth 8 inches; width 13% Inches ; draft 599 pounds ; to turn 110 square inches. Without wheel: Average depth inches; width 14 inches; dralt 608 pounds ; to turn 1(*8 tquare Inches. Oliver Chilled. Average depth inches, width 11 inches ; draft 94tS pounds ; to turn 93 rquarc inches. Ohio Cbilled, Average depth inches; width 1 inches ; draft 6(50 pounds ; to turn 108 equare inches, Diamond Iron. Average ('eplh 7%; width 1 dr.ilt £65 pound*; to turn 99square inches. Red Jacket. Averge depth inches; width 11 V; dralt 775 pounds; to turn 72square inches. The ground was a very slit! sod, not having beeu plowed for thirteen years. The judges closed their report as follows : We report the "llucle fain to have done the best work in this sod and done it with the lightest dralt on the team. JOHN HESSKLOKHSBR, GEO. LOVE, JOHN MOCAFFEHTV, FT'*. DENNY. E. HBCKMAN. Uncle Bam and Ohio (.'hilled plows for sale by J. Niggel iV Bro., Jefferson street, Butler, Pa. Agents wanted in every towuship. Apr'y to the above tlrio. augStl 4 Hcneflcieiit Action. The worn look and miserable feel ings of those closely confined in mills, or at desks, or work tables, are caused by weak Stomach, Kidneys or bowels, and show the necessity for some mild tonic to build them up. No one need suffer thus who will use Parker's Gin ger Tonic; for without intoxicating it has such a beneficient action on these sluggish organs and so cleanses the poisenous matters from the system, that rosy cheeks and good health und spirits are soon brought back again.— Express. See adv. For a Strictly Pure Article of Whisky, Wine, Brandy, &c., go to E. Bauck, 34 Federal Street, Alleghe ny city. This gentleman makes a spe cialty to keep nothing l>ut of first qual ity- * Important to Travelers. Special inducements are offered you by the Burlington Route. It will pay vou to read their advertisement to be found elsewhere in this issue. (may2stf —"Who grasps much holds little." The proprietors of Ely's Cream Balm do not claim it to be a cure-all, but a sure remedy for Catarrh and Catarrhal Deafness, Colds in the head and Hay Fever. Cream Balm effectually cleanses the nasal passages of catarrhal virus, caus ing healthy secretions, allays inflam mation and irritation, protects the membranal linings of the head from additional colds, completely heals the sores and restores the sense 01 taste and smell. Beueficial results are real ized by a few applications. A thor ough treatment as directed will cure catarrh. The Balm is easy to use and agreeable. Sold by druggists at 5o cents. On receipt of 50 cents will mail a package. Send for circular with full information. Ely's Cream Balm Co., Owego, N. Y. For sale by J. C. ltedick, I). H. Wuller, Zimmerman A Wuller, Coulter & Linu. 13T Advertise in the CITIZEN. STATE FAIR & EXPOSITION AT pITTsB u R G H -28th Exhibition of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, A N D Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Pittsburgh Exposition Society Combined. Livestock Exhibition September sth to 17th. Industrial and Mechanical Exhibition with Trials of Speed will continue until October Bth. Open day evening. $41,500 IN PREMIUMS- Excursion Tickets at Greatly Reduced Rates ! Will be infilled by all Railroads centering at Pittsbnrgb. ENTRY BOOKS CLOSE AUGUST 30tJi. Officers Penn'a State Agricultural Society. WM. S. ISISSELL, President. D. W. SELLER, Recording Secretary. ELBIUDUE MCCONKEY, Corresponding Secretary. CHRL r r OC K, Manufacturer of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware and dealer in Stoves, Ranges, Pressed, Japanned and Enameled Ware, Granite Ware, Wooden Ware, Bird Cages, and general housekeeping eoods. Rooting, Spouting and Repairing done on short notice and at lowest market rates. The only authorized agent for the sale of A. Bradley & Ca.'a well known Stoves and Ranges and the only place to get the original and genuine odd plates for their stoves, made expressly by them for him. Beware of sham plates being sold in Butler, made of old and inferior metw, none gen uine but from the Agent, CHRIS. STOCK, june 8 'Bl Near Wick and Sclireiber Houses, Main street, Butler, Pa. ML C. ROCKENSTEIH, DEALER ITV HIT CM STOVES AND RANGES. ALSO, AGENT FOR CRYSTAL PALACE STOVES AND REPAIRS FOR SAME. Bird Cages, Tinware, Wood and Willow Ware, Enameled and Granite Ware, Sewer Pipe, Firo Clay Stove Pipe, Grate Tile, Fire Brick and Clay. Roofing, Spouting and Heavy Sheet-irou work done at short notice below market prices for Ca i'am also having manufactured to my order, nice clean and smooth odd Plates to fit Bradley'* Stoves which I sell at six cents per jwiund, and I will guarantee fhem to last longer and give better satisfaction than the So-called original and genuine plates sold by another party at tea cents tier pound. Give ine a call and be convinced. >l. C. ROCKENSTEIN, june)s:3m Muin Street ' Butler . Pa - R. P. SCOTT, Attorney at Law. Office, Room No. 3, Uel- | ber Building, Jefferson street, Butler, Pa |ag'Sl Disunolutioii -\oiicc. Notice is hereby given that the Law Partner ship heretofore existing between the undersign ed, practicing attornev s iu the several courts of Butler county, was dissolved by u.utu >1 consent I on the 6th day of August, A. D. 1881. JOHN M. THOMPSON, | aug 17-31] R. P. SCOTT. NOTICE TO SCHOOL DIRECTORS, School Directors of the county who Intend re- I furnishing their school rooms are respectfully requested to visit my establishment ou Main '■ street, Butler, Pa., next door to Uiehl's Tiu- J ware Store and eximiue the new FAULTLJSNS SCHOOL DESK, manufactured by the Chicago School Furniture , Company. Call upon or address GEO. KETTERER, FURNITURE DEALER, augl72m BUTLEK, PA. CI r\ D 11"\ A ul)d GEORGIA.—For I™ L_ | \ I u r\ Information about these States read the SAVANNAH MOKNINO I NEWS. Wc« kly (mammoth 8 page sheet) $2 a year ; Dally 110 a year. The best papers In the I South Sample copies 5 cents. Address, augl7-2t J. 11. ESTILL, Savanuah, Ga. A'S ONLY DAUGHTER CIB EI> OF COSfSIIMPTIOS. When death was hourly expected, all remedies having (ailed, and l»r. 11. James w;ut ex|>crtmeiit mg with the many herbs of Calcutta, he accident ally made a preparation which cured his only chid of CONHCMITION. His child Is now In this coun try, and enjoying the best of health. lie has proved to the world that CONSUMPTION can be |M>sltively and permanently cured. The now gives this lleclpe free, only asking two three-cent stamps to pay expenses. Tills Herb also cures Night Sweats, Nausea at the Stomach, and will break up a fresh cold In twenty-four hours. Ad dress Cradiloek & Co.. lUIJ Kacc Street, Philadel phia. iiaininK (his paper. PENSIONS. Procured for all soldiers disabled In the IT, S. ser vlce from any cause, also for heirs of di-eeased sol diers. The slighte>( disability entitles to |M>usion. PENSIONS INCHKASEI), Bounty and new dis charges procured. Those 111 doubt its to whether entitled to anything, should semi two :t cent stani|>s for our "circular of information." Address, with stamps, STOOP A KT & Co.. Solicitors of Claims and Patents, Washington, I>. C. Lock box, (ii'l. (70A WKKK. sl2 a day at home easily made 9* "Costly Out (it tree. Address Titer. & Co., Augusta, Maine. Juiurty Officers Pittsburgh Exposition Society. J. W. BATCHKLOR, President. E. P. YOUNG, General Manager. J NO. 1). BAILEY, Ass't Manager & Cashier. J. C. PATTERSON, Secretary. Notice (o Supervisors and all Interested. The following roail petitions will be present ed for confirmation on Wednesday, the 7th day of September, 1881 : No. 1, March, 1881. Road in Fairview town ship. Beginning ut a poiut on the road lead ing from Kairview to Millerstown. at or near the furm of Thomas Hanks, to a point on the public road leading from llaysville to Trout man, a? or near the Big Medicine oil well on said llaysville and Troutman road. No. 13, October, 1871. Hoatl in Buffalo town ship; to vacate, change or widen a public road. Beginning at a point at or near where the said road crosses the liue of Allegheny and Butler counties, to a point in the said road where the same crosses the line of Armstrong and Butler counties. Same being a State road laid out bv John Magill, H. W. Grant and E. Maurhoff, Commissioners, authorized by act of Assembly; approved May 15th, 1871. Now, therefore, all jM-rsons interested will take notice that the above report of viewer* will be presented to the Cout of Quarter Ses sions at Butler on the day above written, aud if no exceptions are filed will be confirmed ab solutely. W. A. WRIGHT, Clerk Quarter Sessions. EXECUTORS' SALS! I The undersigned executors of the last will and testament of Captain Robert Thompson, late of Clinton township, Butler Co , Pa ; dee'd, by virtue of the power conferred on them by tlie will of said decedent, will ofler for sale at public vendue, on the premises, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, A. !>., 1881, the following described real estate, to wit: A la;in of 100 ACRES of land, about SO of same cleared, and the balance in (food limber, frame and log bouse combined, good spring ol water, first rate orchard of good bear ing frul», spring house, coal house, wagon shed and other outbuildings thereon. This farm is situated on the 3 degree road, 4 miles south ol Saxouburg, and is convenient to churches, schools, mills, coal banks, etc., and U in a good state of cultivation. TERMS OK SALE— One third of purchase money oil confirmation of sale, aud the balance in two equal annual payments, with Interest, and secured by bond and mortgaire. AB«OLOM MONKS, I J. W. MONKS. ( M "* NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. The Board of School Directors of Winfield township, Butler county, Pa., will receive seal ed pro|»>sals up to 2 o'clock, P. M., of Saturday, August 20th, 1881, for the erection of three new school houses I frame i; also, for necessary out buildings the bids will be received on said 20th day of August at the Centre school house and examined aud contract let. Plans and specifi cations i-an l»e seen at the house of John P. Bricker, Winfield township. The Directors re serve the ri>.ht to reiect any or all bids. By order of Board. JOHS P. IJbickkb, Sec'y.