Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, March 10, 1855, Image 4

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    /anner's department.
Frost as a Manure.
We know of no treatment so directly bene-1
ficial for almost every class of soils, as that of ;
throwing up land in narrow ridges in the fall j
or early winter. There are few soils worth j
cultivating at all, that do not contain more or •
less materials which can be made available to |
plants by the combined action of air and frost. '
Take two plots of heavy soils, side by side, |
and let one lie unmoved till spring, while the
other is deeply plowed iu autumn, and the result !
will be very visible qi the spring crop. Hut
the manner of plowing is important. To seenre
the greatest advantage, a single furrow should
be thrown and another back furrowed directly
upon it so as to produce a high ridge, then an
other ridge is to he made in the same manner
with a deep dead furrow between the two.—
The process is to lie continued thus through the
whole field, so that when finished it will present
a surface of high ridges and deep furrows
succeeding each other, about once in two or
two and a half feet. If prepared in this way.
th.e frost will penetrate far downward, loosening
and disintegrating the soil below the furrows,
while the ridges will crumble down, and as
they will not hold water, the air will circulate
freely through them, decomposing the mineral
portions, and conveying in ammonia, and other
gases. This operation will be equal to ten or
more loads of good manure upon clav or com
pact soils.
In the spring it will only be necessary to run !
a plow once or twice the centre of each ridge, j
and then level the whole down with a heavy
harrow. .
Another advantage in this process is, that
when land is thus prepared it dries out and
warms several days earlier in the spring.— j
Again, there are some soils that are exhausted !
upon the surface, but which contain poisonous
substances in the suls-soil. If this su!>-soil is
thrown up in contact with the air and frost
during the winter, these poisonous compounds,
usually protosulphate of iron or manganese, .
will be destroyed or changed to a harmless form,
during the winter.
The above practice is especially to bo rccom-1
mended in the garden. One qf the most ,
successful cultivators of an aero of ground in 1
our acquaintance, digs it up in the fall to the
depth of three or four feet, making deep
trenches and high ridges so that the whole
acre apjiears to be covered by high winrows of
hay placed close together.
We strongly urge every farmer who has not
tried this method, to lay out his plans now for
e.\|>eriinent in this way, on a larger or smaller
scale, during the present season.— American
Will Ashes Dissolve Bones?
Owing to the indisposition of farmers gener
ally to use suljihuric acid in reducing bones to
pulp or powder, many persons knowing the
value of the bones cast away from the kitchen,
of every farm house as worthless, have racked
their brains to discover soiue means of turning i
them into account. Some have had them j
broken and ground like plaster, which when j
mixed with the soil becomes a valuable and
lasting mauurc, but not very speedy in its opera- i
tion. It has been known to many that bones \
heaped together and covered with some moist i
substance woyld heat and soften, and could thus j
be prepared for the field; but the best account
we have seen is the following, given iu a recent j
number of the Country Gentleman.
If the question be asked, will ashes dissolve
bones ? the answer is, no, uot in the proper
sense of that term, not as water dissolves sugar
or salt. But if it be asked whether ashes will
reduce bones to a condition in which they will
be speedily available to plants, the answer is,
yes. The Hon. Philip Pusev, ascertained
several years ago, and, after carefully experi
menting upon the discovery three or four years,
published in the Journal of the Royal Agricul
tural Society, that bones, if placed in a pile and
covered over with wood ashes, of fossil coal,
and leached ashes, common soil, or sand even,
will heat and crumble to powder. He showed,
as the result of careful experiments, several
times repeated, that bones treated in this way
become a valuable manure; and upon the
strength of his own experience, he has recom
mended this course to English farmers.
A friend of ours, in whom we have entire
confidence, informs us that seven years ago lie
fell into the practice of reducing bones by
means of ashes, by a sort of a fortunate blunder.
Being at the head of a very large family, in
which fresh meat was largely consumed, lie
found that his Irish cook was in the habit of
throwing all the bones out of the back window.
This drew such a l>evy of dogs, with voices, bass,
tenor, and treble, about the house, that it was
impossible toslcepquietlv. In order to'withdraw
temptation from the dogs, and to preserve the
bones for the use of his land, to lie prepared in
some way unknown, he ordered the lnmes to
be carried and put into an old sugar hogshead,
placed in a grove a little distance from the
house, and the ashes from the kitchen to be
thrown on them, the hogshead to be uncovered
that the rain might fall into it. Whenever an
offensive smell arose from the bones, which was
only in dry weather lie found that a little water
thrown on prevented it. As soon as the first
hogshead was full, another was placed by it
and filled, and then another. His intentiofT
was to use the ashes and bones on Indian corn,
supposing that by the next spring the bones
would be somewhat softened, so mueli so that
they might be pounded to-pieces with a sledge
hammer on a flat stone. The hammer and the
stone were actually procured for the purpose.
But no bones were found, exeept near the top
of the hogshead last filled. Instead of the
bones, were found soft saponaceous masses, re
taining the form and size of the original bones,
but none of their hardness. They were easily
cut with a shovel and mixed with the ashes;
aud who# so mixed and applied to corn at the
rate of a half pint to the hill, they proved an
excellent manure for corn.
and the succeeding month, the fruit trees should
lie examined, and whatever pruning is necessary,
got through with. Dead or decaying branches
should invariably be cut out low enough to
secure live branches, and if the limb be a larger
oue, it is better to trim it off'after the saw with
a sharp knife or hatchet. The saw is but a
poor pruning instrument at best, without trim
ming after it, especially on the outside of the
wound, as it will scarcely ever heal over, where
as, if the branches are cut with a sharp instru
ment, and the tree healthy, the surrounding bark
will soon cover the wound and thus avert decay,
the object in pruning varies with the different
£urt of fruit.
Apples and j>ears. where allowed full scope,
i|iiire thinning merely of weak and cross
branches, and all spray cut clean out in the
body of the tree. Dwarf ami espalier trees
require somewhat different prunning, but most
of which should be performed in the summer,
all that is required at this season being to
shorten in the unproductive shoots of establish
ed trees within two or three inches of their
length, taking care to preserve the fruit-buds,
which are readily known by their round plump
Peach trees are mu<-h benefited by pruning,
as, if commenced while young, the tree will
always remain bushy and "close," while, if left
to itself, it will become in a short time an ugly
straggling tree, with a few bearing shoots at
the top. Cut out all weak spindly growth,
except where wanted to fill up a vacancy, and
shorten-in the leading shoot of each branch.—
We prefer doing this to shortening the branches
we intend to leave. If the tree is inclined to
be crowded, a third of the young wood maybe
taken out with advantage. It is better toleave
the pruning of peach trees till all danger of
excessive cold is past, as the fruit buds in
extreme cases are killed by the frost, and where
this occurs, priming must be done accordingly.
The native grape vines that have remained
uncovered and utipruned, may be done at any
time. The fruit will come much finer and suffer
less from mildew and other pests, if ample space
is left for the development of the foliage.—
Under no pruning should the branches be
nearer each other after they are done than
eighteen inches—three feet is lietter.
Currants and gooseberries should also be
pruned; established trees of the red and white
currants require the young wood well pruned
back; and gooseberries, the last year's wood
thinned considerably, leaving young wood
enough to bo free from crowding during sum
The black currant is much neglected in this
country. To grow it to perfection requires the
branches thinned, and occasionally the older
ones taken out. E. SANDERS.
judicious observation from the New England
Farmer are no less applicable to Pennsylvania
than to New England.
It has frequently IKMTI remarked by practi
cal men, that, in laying lands down to grass,
the bestowment of a few extra pounds of seeds,
is not to be considered by any means as a use
less expenditure of capital, but the reverse.—
Fanners ofteu subject themselves to serious in
convenience and loss, by being too parsimonious
in this j(articular; they proceed upon the
erroneous principle that all seed sown will
germinate, and that all that germinates will
produce plants; whereas the truth or the case
is, that under ordinary circumstances, a con
siderable portion of the seed never vegetates,
or if it vegetates, does not obtain root, or pro
duce plants. When allowance is made for loss
and for defect in seed, when there are any in
dications that it is of a bad quality, we shall
hear less complaint that " grass seed has not
taken well." On light soils, which are defi
cient in retentive power, and where the requi
site degree of compressibility is not easily attain
ed, nothing is more certain than that a consid
erable portion of the seed committed to it—
unless in a peculiarly modified season—will fail
to sprout. The rapid descent of such soils, and
their extreme jx-rmeability to atmospheric in
fluence, causes them to become dry—a condi
tion in which no seed can be made to dcvelope
healthily, or if it should, to produce a vigorous
plant. The application of an extra allowance
of seed, followed by the roller for the purpose
of consolidating the surface is indispensable to
success iu stocking lauds of this description.
"WINTER BETTER. —In many parts of our
country the art of making good butter in
winter is very imperfectly understood, and by
some dairy women thought to be entirely im
possible. But it can be done in December as
well asin May. The plan of doing it is this: the
cows should be stabled and feed on sweet hay
and other provender. Instead of keeping the
milk in a warm place it should be put in a cold
one, and no matter how soon it freezes, because
freezing it will separate the cream much more
perfectly than it will rise without the atmos
pheric temperature, and it can then be taken
off with less trouble. And when the cream is
churned the churn should not be placed very
near a fire; the ordinary heat of a kitehen,
would be sufficient. Too much warmth de
stroys both the complexion and the flavor of
butter. In the winter, butter, it is evident,
reqqjres much more time in churning than in
summer, but when patience assists the laborer,
the task is made 110 task at all.
Butter cured with half an ounce of salt,
quarter ounce of saltpetre, quarter ounce of
moist sugar pounded, used in the proportion of
an ounce to each pound of butter, will be found
to keep good a longer time, and have a more
delicious flavor than when salted in the ordinary
Fanner " well to do'' in the world, asked us
the other day what we considered the best stock
in which to invest his surplus funds, whether
Railroad, Bank, or State Stocks? We told
him he had better apply his surplus funds to the
manufacture of a good manure heap, and let
Railroad, Bank, and State Stocks alone. We
consider it the height of follv for a farmer to
meddle with fancy stocks when he has any
waste land, or buildings, or fences that need
repairing, with which to use his surplus money.
The dabbling in stocks or interest money has
always been the result of short-sightedness 011
the part of the farming community, esjiecially
when the money might be more usefully
employed in hiring men to improve and put
their lauds in the highest state of cultivation,
instead of half or quarter tilling them, as the
vast majority of farmers do at present. Our
agricultural friends need waking up on this
point, and to l>e thoroughly aroused to the fact
that it don't pay to work after the manner in
which their grandfathers did before them, for
" old fogyism" is as unprofitable to them as
any other class of community. Wake up, and
see if it is'nt sol— ~Scir Brunswick Frcd&nian.
ftST" CERE FOR RINGBONE.—I noticed in the
Cultivator for May 15th, an inquiry for the
cure of a ringbone in a colt, and answer, take
high wines of cider brandy, add saltpetre as
much as will dissolve, and wash the ringbone
two or three times a day. One of my neigh
liors cured one of three or four years'standing,
bv the application of this a few times.— Boston
clean woolen cloth into the l>est and cleanest
lump>oil. and rub it hard, all over the outside
of your Brittannia-ware. Then wash it well
in strong soap-suds, and afterwards polish with
finely powdered whiting and a buckskin.
Assisted by a corps of the liest practical farmers in Penn
sylvania. The Fifth volume of tne FARM JOURNAL will
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181 William Street, New-York.
DISSOLUTION. —The co-partnership here
tofore existing between S. FELTON and E. T. Fox is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. The notes and ac
counts of said firm are in the hands of E. T. Fox, who can
generally be found at S. Felton's store, or at the " Ward
House." Those interested will please take notice that the
accounts, Ac. must be settled immediately.
November 11,1854. E. T. FOX.
S. FEI.TON would most respectfully inform liis old cus
tomers and the public generally that lie will still continue
the LIQUOR BUSINESS at the old stand, and that he is
now receiving large additions to his stock, direct from first
hands in New-York, which he will be most happy to sell
on the most reasonable terms. He is also agent for the
sale of " Binghamton Ale," a supply of which he keeps al
ways on hand and for sale cheap.
Towanda, November 11,1854.
John W. Wilcox,
HAS located his establishment on Main Street, on door
North of the " Ward House." and will continue the
manufacture of BOOTS A SHOES, as heretofore.
He has just received from New-York a large assortment
of Womans' C'hildrens' and Misses' Shoes, which are offer
ed at low prices. The attention of the Ladies is particu
larly directed to his assortment, comprising the following
new styles:—Enamelled Jenny Lind gaiter boots; do.
shoes ; black lasting and silk gaiter ; walking shoes, bus
kins, Ac. Misses' gaiters and shoes, of every description.
A large variety of Children*' fancy gaiters, IMMits A shoes
of all kinds.
For the Gentlemen, almost every style of gaiters and
shoes. This stock has lieen personally selected with care,
and he believes he can offer superior articles at reasonable
The strictest attention paid to MANUFACTURING,
and he hopes by doing work well to merit a continuance
1 of the liberal patronage he has hitherso received.
Towanda, Feb. 1, 1855.
At the New Store, opposite the Court House.
and most comprehensive assortment, and the longest ex
perience of any dealers in Northern Pennsylvania. We
have arrangements by which we can take advantage of the
city and Western Markets, and are thereby enabled to of
fer" good bargains. Call and try us.
Below we name a few of the articles that may always
lie found in our stock :
Flour, Buckwheat Flour, Rye Flour, Corn Meal. Feed,
Pork, Hams A Shoulders, Mackerel, Codliish, Shad, Like
Trout, Pickeled and Smoked Herring, Cheese, Rice, Beans,
Potatoes, Butter, Lard, Crackers, Ac.
Black and Green Tea, Rio and Java Coffee, Chocolate,
Cocoa, Sugar, Molasses, Syrup, Ginger. Pepper, Spice,
Cloves, nutmegs, Mace cinamou, Ground Mustard. Pepper
Sauce. Soda, Saleratus, Cream Tartar, Sperm and Tallow
Candles, Bar Soap, Vinegar, Starch, Ac.
Prunes, Citron, Figs, Eng. Currants, Raisins, Dried
Peaches, Dried Apples, Almonds, Pecan nnts, l'razil nuts,
Grenoble and Madeira Walnuts, Pea nuts, Chestnuts, Ac.
German, French and American Toys, Fancy Goods, Tin
wagons, rocking horses, boys' sleighs, China and pewter
toy tea setts, dolls, trumpets, accordions, harmonicas—
Glass, paper and wood inlaid work boxes and toilet cases,
toy bureaus, secretaries, writing desks—plain and em
broidered work baskets, knitting, do. pearl, ivory, papier
mac lie and leather port mnniaes, wallets and purses, ivory,
horn and wood pocket coinlis, toilet comlis, ivory fine
combs, pocket inkstands, pocket and small fancy mifriors,
tobacco and sunff boxes, cigar cases, perfumery and hair
oils. Ac.
Brooms, mopsticks, clothes pins, bench screws, willow
clothes baskets and market baskets, sugar and spice boxes.
Dairy and table Salt, Salina, do., etc. Country dealers
supplied at a small advance from New York prices.
*e' Most kinds of country produce taken in exchange
for goods. BAILEY A NEVIXS.
Towanda, Febrnar 1, 1y855.
L 1 ROCERIES —Call and see our Brown,
VX< 'rushed. Coffee and Pulverized Sugars ; Fine Young
Hyson A Black Tea*—warranted a superior article, or the
money refunded—for sale cheap by I>. KIXGSBERY.
IE ATI! ER—2OO Sides sole Leather just re-
J ceivcd and for sale by B. KIXGSBERY.
Ip LOUR ! FLOUR !—SO barrels Superfine
FLOUR, just received and fur sale by
Jan. 31, 1835. MONTANYEH A CO.
-XX. lowing remedies are offered to the public a* the liest
most perfect, which medical science can afford. AYKRV
CATHARTIC PILLS have lieen prepared with the utinosi
skill which the medical profession of this agj possesses,
and their effects show they have virtues which surpass
any combination of medicines hitherto known. Other pre
parations do more or les good ; but this cures such dan
gerous complaints, so quick and so surely, as to prove an
efficacy and a power to uproot disease beyond any thing
which men have known before. By removing the obstruc
tions of the internal organs and stimulating them into
healthy action, they lenovate the fountains of life ami
vigor—health courses anew through the I sidy, and the
sick man is well again. They are adapted to disease, and
disease only, for when taken by one in health they pro
duce but little effect. This is the perfection of medicine.
It is antagonistic to disease, and no inure. Tender chil
dren inny take tliem with impunity. If they are sick they
will cure them, if they are well they will do them no
Give them to some patient who has lieen prostrated with
bilious complaint; see his bent-np, tottering form straight
en with strength again ; see his long-lost appetite return :
see his clammy features blossom into health. Give them
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him whose angry humors have planted rheumatism in his
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he too lias been soaked through every muscle of his laidy
with linaraents and salves ; give hini these Pills to purify
his blood ; they may not cure him, for olas! there cases
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smile from Ids face and every muscle from his body. See
his appetite return, and with it his health; seethe new
man. See her that was radiant with health and loveliness
blasted and too eaily withering away ; want of exercise,
or mental anguish, or some lurking disca-c has deranged
the internal organs of digestion,assimilation, or secretion,
till they do they do their office ill. Her Mood is vitiated,
her health is gone. Give her these Pills to stimulate the
vital principle into renewed vigor, to cast out the obstruc
tions, and infuse a new vitality into the blood. Now look
again—the roses blossom on her cheek, and where sorrow
sat, joy bursts from every feature. See the sweet infant
wasted with worms. Its wan, sickly features tell yon
without disguise, and painfully distinct, that they are eat
ing its life away. Its pinched-up nose and ears, and rest
less sleeping.*, tell the dreadful truth in language which
every mother knows. Give it the Pills in large doses to
sweep these vile parasites from the body. Now turn again
and see the ruddy bloom of childhood. Is it nothing to
do these things ? Nay, are they not the marvel of this
age ? And yet they are done around you every day.
Have you the less serious symptoms of these distempers,
they are' the easier cured. Jaundice, Uustiveness, Head
ache, Sideache. Heartburn, Foul Stomach, Nausea, Pain
in the Bowels, Flatulency, Iss of Appetite, King's Evil,
Neuralgia, Gout, and kindred complnmts all arise from the
derangements which these Pills rapidly cure. Take them
perseveringly. and under the counsel of a good Physician
if you can ; if not, hike them judiciously by such advice
as we give you, and the distressing, dangerous diseases
they cure, which afflict so many millions of the human race,
are cast out like the devils of old—they must burrow in
the brutes and in the sea. Price 25 cents per box—s boxes
for *l.
Through a trial of many years and through every nation
of civilized me, AVER'S CUEHKV PECTORAL has lieen found
to afford more relief and to cure more eases of pulmonary
disease than any other remedy known to mankind. Cases
of apparently settled Consumption have been cured by it,
and thousands of sufferers who were deemed beyond the
reach of human aid have been restored to their friends and
usefulness, to sound health and the enjoyments of life, by
this all-powerful antidote to diseases of the lungs and
throat. Here a cold had settled on the lungs. The dry,
hacking cough, the glassy eye, and the pale, thin features
of him who was lately lusty and strong whisper to all but
him CoNsi'MPTios. He tries everything; hut the disease
is gnawing at his vitals, and shows it* fatal symptoms
more and more over all his fame. He is taking the Cher
ry Pectoral now : it has stopped his cough and mada his
breathing easy : his sleep Is sound at night : his appetite
returns, and with it his strength. The dart which pierced
his side is broken. Scarcely any neighborhood can be
"Tunnd which has not some living trophy like this to shad
ow foi tli the virtues which have won for the Cherry Pec
toral an imperishable renown. luflnenza, Croup," Bron
chitis, Hoarseness, Plcnrisv, Whooping Cough, and all ir
ritations of the throat and lungs are easily cured by the
Cherry Pectoral if taken in season. Every family should
have it by them, and they will find it an"idvaluable pro
tection from the insidious prowler which carries off the
parent sheep from many a flock, the darling lamb from
many a home.
Prepared by Dr. .1. C. AYER, Practical and Analytical
Chemist, Lowell, Mass., and sold liy all Druggists every
AnENTS—Dr. H. C. Porter and at Rood's Drug Store,
Towanda ; Newton, White A Co., Monroeton : J. llolcomb,
Rome ; Dr. C. Drake, Troy ; and by all Merchants every
SRICH would respectfully inform the citizens ofßrad
• fonl county that he has opened a branch establish
ment in Towanda. for the sale or Rfi.VDYMADE CLOTH
ING, comprising the usual stock of Over, Dress, Frock and
Sack Coats ; Vests, Pants, Shirts, Drawers, Wrappers,
Overalls, Stocks, Cravats, Collars, Pocket h'dkfs, Ac.
Mr. Rich positively assures the public, that residing in
New-York and buying always for cash, enables him to take
advantage of the market, so that he can and will sell
Clothing 25 per cent, cheaper than any other establish
ment in the country !
CALL AND SEE ! examine and price the stock, be sat
isfied yourselves that it is more extensive, of better manu
facture and style, and sold much cheaper than ever before
offered in this market.
1 have appointed as my agent in Towanda for the sale
of Clothing, M. E. SOLOMON, formerly of the firm of
Alexander A Solomon, wlui is well and favorably known
Location, for the present, over Tracy A Moore s Store,
Main street. Upon the completion of Button's block, the
stock will l>e removed to one of the new stores, corner of
Bridge street.
Towanda, January 8,1855.
M. E. SOLOMON respectfully calls the attention of his
old friends and the public generally to the above announce
ment, and invites all who may be'in need of Clothing to
give liim a call, assuring them that lie can furnish tliem
with woods at the lowest prices, and that no jiains will lie
sjiared to merit their patronage. 2m31
TTJTOULD respectfully call the attention of the public to
V V their large stock of Mens' and boys' furnishing
Goods, consisting of every variety of Broadcloths, Cassi
ineres, Doe-skins, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, Linens, Shirts.
Collars, Stocks, Cravats, Hosiery, Suspenders, Hats, Car
pet Bags, Trunks, Canes, Ac. Ac?, which will IK> sold cheap
er than the same quality can lie sold in any other estab
lishment in this country.
They have also on hand a well manufactured assortment
of READY -MADE CLOTHING, to which we invite theat
tention ol buyers. Our Clothing is mostly made up in the
shop—and not purchased at "slop-sliops"—assume we
wot of.
Orders in the Tailoring line exeented in the most fash
ionable manner, at the shortest notice, and warranted.
Be' The public will please notice one fact, that NO ONE
not practically acquainted with the business is capable of
judging of the quality and make of a garment; hence the
reason why the community have lieen so much imposed
upon by a CERTAIN CLASS of community who deal in the
article, who, if they were not practica'lly and profession
ally cheats, could of necessity, know nothing about the
business. They are certain, the public would consult their
true interest , they would purchase only of those acquain
ted with the business.
Towanda, Jan. 1, 1855.
JOSEPH POWELL is now receiving, as usual, a large
stock of W IN I'KR GOODS of every description, con
sisting of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Cjockery,
Bonds and Shoes, Leather, Shoe Findings, Hats and Caps,'
Ac., which he Is now offering for Ready Pay at unusually
low prices.
He would invite particular attention to his stock of LA
DIES' DRESS GOODS, consisting in part of French Me
rinos, French Plaids, Parmcttas, Thiliet cloths, all prices.
Canton cloths, Bompazines, wool Delaines, all colors plain
and figuered Mouslin delaines, Persian twills. Ac.
LADIES CLOTHS—A ariety of Cloths, with Galloons,
Plushes, and other trimmings to match.
SHAWLS—A large assortment, all qualities and prices.
EMBROIDERED GOODS.—Chemisettes, sleeves, collate,
handkerchiefs. Swiss and jaconet !>unds and flouncing*,
edgings and inserting*. Also, a lot of stamped embroide
ry patterns.
There will also lie found among his stock a good
assortment of Gloves and Hosiery, Ribbons. White Goods,
bleached and unbleached Table Linens, Crash, Scotch and
Russia Diaper, bleached and unbleached Muslius of every
quality and width, Tickings, Stripes, Denims, Canton
Flannels, Ac.
Towanda. January 1.1855.
CALICOS— A large stock of Merrimack
Coehece and Fall River Prints—also good calico for 6
ct*. per yard. Warranted good Madder colors, for sale by
Fronting the Fublic Square.
THE subscriber. tlismkrnl for the lilicr-al patronage of the pant year, intends to keep constantly on hand a full as
sortment of the very best articles usually kept in our line, which iik wili. dispose of on such terms as will I* sat
isfactory pi all who may patronize him. The purchases are made entirely with cash in hand, and for the CASH our
customers will receive the benefit of a good article at a low price. All articles not answering our recommendation,
will be cheerfully taken back, and the money refunded.
Medical Adviee gratnitoosly given at the Office, charging only for the Medicines.
The spick consists of a complete and select assortment of
Pure Wine & Liquors, for Medicinal use, London Porter & Scotch Ale.
American Pocket Cutlery, (Warrant:d Good.)
Superior TOBACCO 6c SNUFF ! —Choice brands of Fure Havanna, Principe
and Tara CIGARS !
Paints, Oils, Yarnisbes, Window Glass, Brushes, Perfumery, Shaving Sonp,
Fancy Articles, Ac. &c.
Black aud Green Teas; llio and Java Coffee : Molasses, Syrups, Sugars, Spices, Sec Ac.
Saluiou, Mackerel, Sardines, See.
" The best quality of Goods—Full assortment—ATokerate Profits —Ready attention to customers
JVo Adulteration of Gocds—Candid advice as to Patent Remedies—And dose attention to
business " H. C. POUTER, M. D.
Towanda, February 1, 1 5.50.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Tib, Japanned and Britannia Ware,
r3 House Trimmings, Can iage Trimmings, Harness 6c Saddlery
t- * Ware, Carpenter's and Joiner's Tools,
LEAD PIPE ANI) PUMPS, of all kinds and sizes,
Would inform their friends, that these are only a part of the general heads under which mav he classed thcirextcn
five assortment, and to which they are constantly receiving additional supplies, direct from the importers and manu
facturers, which enables them to ofleramch inducements in their large stock aud low juices. as will defy cumiietiu. n
from any quarter. We would ask the particular attention of
££S@nii\§y2i(33 &ssw>
* I an examination of our stock, which having been selected with the greatest care, we are confident will -ati-fi even
the most fastidious.
Kc ~ Don't forget the place—South side of the Public Square.
Old Iron. Copper and Brass, and all kinds of Country Produce, taken in exchange for Goods.
Towanda. May 27, IM.T4. ' " HALL A RUSSELL
discovery of the FOREST WINE is the greatest bles
sing of the age. Put up in Quart Bottles, a single little
of which lines more gooil, anil goes further in the cure of
Disease. than tan hottles of any Sarsaparilla in use, ami
warranted to cure without an unpleasant or weakening,
The method by which all Sarssaparillns, and other simi
lar medicines are prepared, is by hoilingthe Roots of plants
to ohtiiiti the extracts. Their medicinal virtues arc thus
principally evaporated and destroyed.
It is not to be wondered at then, that 10 and even 20
hottles of these Sarsaparillas are sometimes taken without
any perceptible benetit. Not so with the Forest Wine.—
By the invention of a wonderful chemical apparatus, a per
fect wine is produced without heating; retaining, at the
same time, ail the primitive healing properties of the rare
medicinal plants of which it is composed, thus rendering
the Forest Wine the most efficient.medicine the world ever
produced, at the same time time the most agreeable.
This is to certify, that I have used Dr. 11alsey's Forest
Wine in my family with the most entire success. My wife
was badly afflicted with Neuralgia, affections of the Spine
and Kidneys, and general Debility. She found speedy re
lief, and regained her health hy the use of the Forest
From my own knowledge of this excellent medicine, I
confidently recommend it for the good of others who may
Is? suffering from similar complaints. It is the best medi
cine with which I am acquainted, and those who are afflic
ted with the above, or any similar disease, may safely re-
Iv on its virtues. E. (1. Ml'SSl'Y.
Iht. G. W. HAI.SEV —Dear Sir : My wife last autumn was
reduced to a low state of Debility." My family physician
advised her to take your Forest Wine. Accordingly 1
went to Mr. Terry's, your agent in this town, and procur
ed a bottle of it. which restored her in a very short time
to perfect health.
Cohoes, April 1.1. 1850. HENRY DONALDSON.
DR. HAI.SKY: Hempstead, Dee. 1,1847.
A Uittle of your Forest Wine and box of Pills, which
I procured of Juincs Curr, (your agent for this place,) has
done wonders for me. I bait been in a state of decline for
more than a year, afflicted with a dreadful cough, pain
in the breast , general debility, and loss of appetite. I be
came almost a skeleton, and had been unable to leave mv
room for more than two months; my friends told me "l
had the Consumption and despaired of my recoveav. I
could not obtain any permanent relief from any medicine
I had taken, or my physician, until your Wine and Pills
were procured. The tirst dose of the Pills brought up from
my stmnach, much phlcm and greenish matter, and my
stools were perfectly black. 1 then commenced taking
your Forest Wine three times a day, my appetite began to
return immediately, my cough left me, and in less than
two weeks 1 was almost well. 1 now enjoy lictter health
than ! ever did before, having increased tweutv-tive pounds
in seven weeks. Your Forest Wine and Pill's are highly
valued in this vicinity, and 1 owe uiy recovery entirely to
their virtues. Yours, respectfully,
Mr. T. J. Gillies, a highly resectable Merchant of No.
:i()8 Broadway, New York, cured of a severe affection of
the Kidneys by the Forest Wine and Pills.
Dr. G. W. HALS FY ; New-York, March 12,1853.
Dear Sir—ln the summer and fall of last year I had a
severe complaint of the Kidneys, which rendered me quite
unlit for business. I procured your Forest Wine and Pills
which enfed me in a few weeks time, and 1 have since en
joyed !>'tter health than I had for many years previously.
From their efficacy in my o.wn ease, anil from what I know
your medicines to have done for others, 1 am induced to
recommend them as the Lest medicines with which I am
acquainted. Yours, respectfully,
There are thousands cured every year of this disease bv
the forest Mine and Pills; Dyspepsia, < "ostiveness and
Indigestion, are kindred complaints, frequently existing
together, and the cure of one is generally the ciire of all".
The Forest \\ ine and Pills above all remedies are pre-emi
nent in the cure of Dyspepsia.
ft' Dry" y ° l J " Vermile, of New York City, dated
Dr. G. W. HALSEY Dear Sir—Having lieen cured of
Dyspepsia by the use of your Forest Wine and Pills. 1 take
the lilierty to offer yon iny name, believing many who
know me may lie benefited by your excellent remedies.—
ror many years I have I teen afflicted with this malady so
'■ably that nearly one-third or my time has been lost from
business. The Forest Wine and Pills have restored me to
excellent health, and 1 cheerfully recommend them, as 1
an convinced the discovery of these remedies are a bles
sing to mankind. J. N. YFRMII F
New-York. July 9,18.-,2. '
Ihe Gurn-coated I'u.iett Pill* die (lefeigncd to accompany
i the Forest \\ ine in the cure of Disease, their combined ar
tion la-iug more searching and effective. Tliey areintinite
| 1\ better than any other I 'ill or Catliartic, producing in all
j cases when this class of medicines are useful a most charm
ing effect. 1 hey are purely vegetable, never gripe, nwy
lie taken at any time without tear of taking cold, hindrance
| from business, or disagreeable effects, and pass off, leav
| the Isnycls pertectly natural, which is all important
for the period recovery and continuation of good health.
| ' housunils can testify to the great excellence of these Pills
above all others.
Ihe Forest \\ ine aceom]ianied with the Forest Pills,are
most effectual in the cure of all the following complaints:
Dyspejisia. Habitual ('ostiveness. Liver ('omplaiut. Asth
ma. Piles. Obstinate Headache, Pimples, Blotches and un
healthy color ol the skin. Jaundice, Ague and Fever, Nilt
Khcuni. Erysipelas, Complaints incident only to Females,
I .anguishing weakness. Night Sweats. Nervous Disorders,
Genera! ill Health and impaired state of the Constitution.
1 ' le ' orest \\ ine is put up in large square bottles, with
Dr. Ha lsey's name blown in the glass. On a Dollar per
bottle, or six 1m it ties tor Five Dollars. Gum-coated Fared
''di-'-'i cents per Box. For Sale by thcappointed Agent.-,
at \. holesale and Retail. Gcueral Depot, 1(11 DuaueSt.,
one iluor from Hudson. New York, appointed Agent-in
Bradford county, Dr. 11. ('. Porter,Towanda ; C. 11. Her
rick, Athens ; Drake A Allen, Wavcrly, N. Y.
500 MSN WANTED ! !
T™ s " ,,s r ri '"' rs have just received at their old stand in
-I Mm*ur s Hlock. Towamla, a new and good abutment
ul,lll,er < ,o ds,consistingof UEAI)Y-MAI>E
ever imported into the County—all of the latest stvles in
mm ket,, which are bein<* scattered far and wide. In the
wav of r urnishitig (woods, we have a complete assortment
—( ravats, Collars. Shirts, l.'nder Shirts, Drawers. Wrap
pers, Gloves, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery of all
kinds, and a variety of Trunks, Ac.
Our Ready-Made Clothing embraces everv thing desira
ble in that line, and as we bav for CASH, we can and will
seU 20 per cent, lower than aiiy other Clothing Establish
ment in Towanda. j. ALEXANDER,
Towatida, January 1, 1855. S. ALEXANDER.'
mm&m semnaet.
'TMIE duties of this School will lie resumed on the second
JL Monday of September next, under the charge of Mi-*
'A }\ RKBEIVA D HANSON, in the rooms recently
occupied hy James Macfailane, Esq.. in the North end ef
tiie • \\ ard House.
1 he school year will consist of four quarters, of eleven
weeks each. '
TKKMS-as formerly, $6, $!. and #l2 per quarter, accord
ing the studies pursued. No extra charge for the Latin
Qimrter' 1 " 1 W '" L ' C PECCIVED F<>R A shorter period than one
RE FKRKNCES REV. Dr. MACLANE. President of the Col
lege of New Jersey. Princeton.
Towanda, August 1854.
.I T EYOR F I ,R Bradford Connty, is prepared to attend TO
the above business in all its branches. His office IS AT
W!N O F"' -,I A " LCTTCRS addressed to him at that place,
will meet with prompt attention.
April 4. LS.-,4.
THE subscriber would announce
JASASWUBGAAFAGSA*''' L ' K ' public that he has NOW 0 "
t'-FMI F -'iliainl. and will make to order s
IB! |K|FSMIIKL J! S tieh as Sofas, Divans, Lounges.PEN
[BL J-M ('ard, Dining and Breakfast Ta-
LRR - ''! P - Mahogany, Walnut , Maple ad
R F R BCherry Bureaus, Stands of variou
, . —— kinds, Chairs and Bedsteads of every
description, which are, and will be made of the BEST ma
terial and workmanlike manner, and which thev will
tor cash cheaper than can be tiought in any other \tsrf
room in the country.
READY-MADE I'OFFTXS, on hand on the mo-t rea
amiable term-. A good HEARSE will fie furnished on
Funeral occasions. JAMES MACKIN'SON-
Towanda. Januar}- 1. 1855. .
V' assortment, at PHINN'EVf-