Butler's 67th birthday party
A Bold Raid Perpetrated at Presaonville. As Rev. Presson sat quietly in his store conversing with a neighbor last Saturday evening, his attention was attracted by the sound of horses' hoofs in the street outside, and before he had time to seize any weapon of defense, the store door was thrown open and in rushed not burglars, but some 50 or CO friends and neighbors, bearing not revolvers and Winchesters, but baskets well filled with all the delicacies that make up the menu of a first class Parisian restaurant, and informed Mr. Presson that he need not view with any feelings of alarm this intrusion as they had merely come to inform him that this was his CTth birthday anniversary. After recovering recovering somewhat from his fright and surprise, surprise, he, with the hostess, conducted the guests to the residence apartments, where the house was turned over to them for the evening. A number of musicians were pressed into service and with the piano, violins and mandolin furnished music and singing while others engaged in social converse converse until the clock struck ten, when the tables were spread and all sat down to a repast indicative of the condition of peace and plenty that smiles upon the homes cf this community. community. After refreshments, J. A.Barnett, on behalf of the guests, presented Mr. Presson with a beautiful rocking chair accompanied with the sincere wish of the donors that, after 07 years of battling with the vicissitudes of the world, the remaining years of his life would be spent in rest and comfort, to which the recipient responded with words of sincere appreciation. It was past midnight when the guests, with wishes of joy and long life, said "good night," leaving bright memories to linger in the hearts of Rev. Presson and family, to be called up and lived over again in the years to come. Communicated.