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farmer's gtprfmcut. j The Tricks of Trade exposed, !'. T. Parnum, Esq., of Museum and other pelt 1 nity, did a good deal by t!io publication . of libs autobiography—itself the most trans parent trick of all— to expose the tneks' of a certain class of speculators and trad; men, and unfortunately did much al?o to encotirag , on j the part of young men with not ovr correct and settled principles, a r.>ort to trickery and deceit rather than to honest labor for the acquisition Of competence and wealth. Another volume lias-just, appeared,* which is adapted to the popular necessity in this respect : for that the people need frankly telling how cgregiou. ly they arc occasional!'* humbvgg' A is tooapparcnt , to be denied. Many of our readers were, we suspect, j afflicted with the disease so graphically describ ed by Mr. Burnham daring its prevalence some , two or three years ago. Beyond all question j the "' hen fever' was a contagions epidemic. ! Which of us indeed entirely escaped the dis-1 order ? To this day, too, many retain the seeds j of the complaint, the dormant symptoms of - which awake into new life at the very mention : of Shanghaes, Brama-Pootras, Chittagongs, t Cochin Chinas. Black Spanish, Dorkings, and the other multitudinous varieties of feathered bipeds. "Grey Shanghaea" are even still almost as powerful stimulants of the disorder as they were eighteen months ago. Indeed— ! and the reader may perhaps regard it as a sympton of the stilfuncurcd disorder—wc are j disposed to think that in spite of the excesses j to which the fever carried tho majority of those ' afflicted with it, the epidemic has not been with out its bcnelit to the country. The stock of domestic poultry has undoubtedly been improv- j ed, and though much money and time have been I very foolishly expended upon fancy stock a ' taste for an agreeable, salutary, and properly managed, profitable, employment of leisure time has been created from which bcuefieial results will flow. The following confessions wc should suppose, for instance will cheek confidence in the pro ceedings of certain societies, however much dis credit tlicv may at the same time reflect upon the man who makes them : Mr. B. says that the committee for awarding premiums at the first fowl exhibition at Boston, in October, 1 850, n,nsisied of ),himself alone.. Jto also wrote the report of the exhibition, which ot course was a laudation of his own fowls, and a list of: first premiums awarded to them. The amount of cash receipts was also set down at $5OO less 1 than it actually was. So with the report ol the second exhibition, and of others. The fever increased, and the reports of so cieties, with the awards of premiums, all Mr Barnum's own work, brought innumerable orders for his "purr- bred Cochin China fowls," and he obtained for them almost incredible prices. Now observe how lie treated his custom ers. We follow his italics and quotations, as they are important to his meaning. I had already fixed my price for the eggs that were to be dropped by my " extraordinary and superb Cochin China fowls. * * * I had the best fowls in this country or any other.— * * I charged twelve dollars a dozen for my ; eggs, and never winked at it. * * * ; During the Summer of 1850 1 had dozens of' full grown incrv—gentlemen—but enthusiastic hen-fanciers, who came to my residence for j Cochin China eggs, at one dollar each, and who, upon being informed that I had not one in the house, would quiatly sit down in my parlor, and wait two, three or four hours at a time, for the hens to lay 'hem a few. * * * I always had " better ones." That was the kind I always kept behind. *. * I rarely sent away these better ones until they cried for them. I always had a great many of the' " best" ones too. * * * *1 looked j about the several apartments in the Museum, j (at the National Poultry Show, at the Ameri-I can Museum,) and satisfied myself who had ! the best fowls there, quickly. A- it happened, ! they were not inside my cages, by along mark. * * There were not a few choice birds scattered around the rooms, under the benches or in far off corners, which my eye fell upon, and which my agent subsequently purchased at very modest prices, and which found their way somehow into niy coops. " Tho people" now stared with more earnestness than ever. By the evening of the second day my "pure-bred" stock did look remarkably well. And when the " committee" came round I found myself the recipient of several of the leading pre miums for my "magnificent," "superb," and "extraordinary" contributions again. And now commenced the fun and more in earnest. Everything I sent to New York was quickly bought up at enonnons prices. Fifty, eighty, a hundred and twentv-five dollars were willingly puid," Ac. We might multiply largely these indications of sharp practice on the part of the author of the volume before us, but it suits not our purpose. lie coolly tells his readers through out that the whole thing was a prodigious " hum," through which lm, enriched himself at his dupe's expense, ;uid cleared out before the bubble burst. It must be admitted, however, that " the people" were as willing to be duped as he and his eo-henologists were skilful in duping them. Some of his revelations on this point provoke laughter, in spite of the lack of principles and honor they betray. A chapter of correspondence is of this class. One man, who styles himself " a poor clergyman," is desirous to procure half a dozen pure Cochin China eggs, " say two male and four female oggs." Another sends ten dollars for a dozen " Cotchen Cliiny eggs rite way, cause I have a hen thats Item a setting on sonic stones I put under her now most a week." lie also wants them half of each sex. Another encloses twelve dollars for a dozen, and desires to know, whether they will hatch under common liens, or he must have pure blooded ones to hatch them. Another sends ten dollars for a second dozen, because the first did not hatch. Another, a hundred dollars for two fowls, described in the newspapers. Another, one hundred and twenty. Another $lOO for a lot. Another, $1500. Another wants hens that " lay three daily ; he has some that " lay two u day fre quently and not a few complain that very ordinarily barnyard fowls are produced from Mr. Buruhaui's dollar a piece pure Cochin China eggs, and many others that they pro duce nothing at all Yet yearly all go on experimenting, impoverishing themselves and enriching Mr. Burnham. Other tricks of trade does Mr. B. reveal, as that his order? for " his pure bred Cochin China fowls" were tilled from the poultry yards of neighboring breeders, and so forth and so forth, ejually honorable with the constitution of the committee previously referred to. Aud these revc'atioDS are made v.Ah exultation-—chey are *IS HISTOX? O\ -HT Hra FKT**. A F-moro-a c ■ ' . ? B :• 1 V f c 1 r I>-riv 1 ousted of as evidene.es of smartness and b ine?s talent, and lauded as instances of the easy acquisition of wealth. Such publications we earnestly deprecate, whether they proceed f.'om Bnrriuiii or Burnham, well satisfied that li cv lower the standard of commercial hop.or, ;nd f< tor a spirit of living by means which ar c air;; y far too common amongfa large class of the community. Raising Fruit Tree 3. This is one of the mo-t important of the farmer's duties, and one in the execution of which lie can rely but Utile on the experience of the generations which, in this country, have I cm before him. As to the valic of fruit trees, as a source of profitable income, all doubt has long since v, inched. Fruit in great varieties may be profitably raised for home consumption, and the market is alw i vs open, and seldom refuses pay ing profit. A siuglc orchard may fail—or a single variety of fruit—but this luxury the people will have, cost what it may. Apples, pears, quinces, plums, gooseberries, peaches, blackberries, cherries, grapes, and even walnuts always find a market. We know that orchards deteriorates, but still apple trees live quiet as long as their owner. Fruits deteriorate ; but this process is very slow, and the new varieties take the place of those run out. The Newtown pippin has been a standard fruit for cue hundred and fifty years, and is now as good as ever. The Baldwin apple has stood among the first varieties for more than one hundred years. If we arc not mistaken some of these kind arc still in bearing order. One pear tree, at least, is known, which is over two hundred years old —the Endicott pear tree, in Massachusetts ; and we are told by Mr. Proctor, that another, eighty years old, has recently made twelve or eighteen inches of wood in one season. The golden pippin was commended as early as 1 600, and has ever since retained its high rank. Surely this is sufficiently " permanent for a generation found to extend only thirty years. But besides well known fruits, new varieties may be produced of equal value ; and this de partment need be limited among the scientific fruit growers no more than the care of an old orchard. Indeed, this latter needs more science than the originating of new fruit. There is no magic known only to a few, which will ever tend iti these experiments to insure peculiar success. Plant your nurseries, grow your trees, and try your chance among the rest. One now valuable fruit will pay for fifty failures.— l'tow Loom and Anvil. ' _ T,i\tr. "WATER IV MAKING BREAD.— In bread making, the vinous fermentation sometimes passes into the acid, thus rendering the bread sour and disagreeable. Leibig has lately per formed a series of experiments to improve the preparation of bread, from which he comes to the conclusion, that the only effective and in nocuous means of improving the qualities of j wheat and rye bread, is lime water. In making i dough he advises one pint of clear lime water I to be used for every five pounds of flour. The I lime water is first added to the flour, after which a .sufficient quantity of common water is ; added to work the whole into good common ! dough—the leaven being mixed with water can ! be prepared by stirring some quick lime in a vessel containing pure cold water, then allowing the sediment to settle. The clear is then poured off and kept in bottles for use. No care is required respecting the quantity of lime, to be stirred in the water, as it will only take up a certain quantity of lime and no more. Those who use saleratus (bicarbonate of soda) in the rising of bread, are recommended to cease its use, and employ pure baker's yeast and a little lime water. Our bones are com posed of the phosphate of lime, and those who i use fine flour require for their health a little more lime than is contained in the food. Cream of tartar and carbonate of soda arc inferior to common veast for making healthy bread.— Scientific American. 1 low TO PREVENT THE POTATOE HOT.— While there arc many pyhsieians and antidotes tore store to health the ills which flesh is heir to, there seems to be none, or have been none to cure and eradicate that dire and mysterious disease consequent upon one of the best and cheapest productions of the farmer—the pota toc. Though the potatoe rot has baffled the :-kill and research of many scientific persons, I yet tho means for its prevention is very cheap and simple. The modus operandi which I have found so efficient in the restoration of this valuable esculent, is as follows : In the spring, as early as may be, I planted my potatoes in hills OT drills, on tolerable drv, light land, with a common tablespoonful of unslaeked lime to each hill. When they arc well up, that is, when they begtn to unfold their leaves, say two inches high, I put upon them a spoonful of common salt, and then hoe them, by placing around and over them good fine soil to the depth of live or six inches. This is what 1 call " salting down," In due time they will again come up when they will grow healthfully and vigorously till the time for digging them up coiflcs when there will be many large pota toes in each hill. The philosophy of this pro cess-is evident to any one who is possessed with "a scientific knowledge of Nature and her laws. POINTS OK CATTLE. — Finly Dunn, in an essay in the Journal or the Royal Agricultural Society, gives the following as the external marks which cattle should posses, that they may produce a healthy and vigorous progeny : The head small, muzzle fine and tapering, nostrils large and open, the eyes full and lustrous, ears small, and nut too thick, the head well set on the neck, the distance between the ears and the angle of the jaw short, but the width behind the ears considerable, (no dairy cow should have a short thick neck.) The chest wide and deep ; the girth, taken imme diately behind the shoulder, should closely corrcepotid with the length from behind the ear to the rise of the tail ; the carcass of a barrel riiape, for a thin flat ribbed animal eats largely, thrives badly, uu.l is usually liable todiarrhua ; there should b* little space between the promi nence of the hip and the last rib, the quarter , large, the measurement of the prominence of ! haunch backwards to the tail, and downwards i to the hock, as great as possible ; the hide : thick and pliant, sm illness of bone is a sure j indication of early maturity and aptitude for i fattening. trjT Give your calves, which you intend raising, a little tine hay, and us soouas possible | tin L out tj giass. i - To dress in e. more costly style than the mp.-ority of the company cau afford is the i p-,-reT.iP of vuleraritv. XRisccilancons. r &y„ nLOCK A- WATCH REPAIRER- The V-' undexslgned L enn-tantly veceiving fr' tn New-Y< rk by Kxprc •?. at w addition-- to his b.tock ofWal'jies. Cl" k.s. Jewelry. Silver warn, artd Fancy Hoods, comprising in part--Goid and pdrer I.cvcr, L'Enine and Plain Watches, with a full and complete assortment of Fine Hold Jewelry, such as Hold chain.-. Lockets. Bracelets, Gold Pens, Koys. Breast-Pine, Far-Rings, l'ingcr-Rings, etc. etc. Also, a large vavrt vnf Silver ware r -ueh as Tabic and Tea Spoons, Cream spoons, Butter knives, Salt spoons, Spectacles, to gether with an ex'' tisive a ortmcnt of Plated Wart —A!! of which will lie ,-idd very low fur CASH. CLOCKS.- \ large assortment Clocks just received, of all de-ci'iidio!i.s r ranging iu price- from 75 cents to Fifty Dollars. tfh. Watches repaired on short notice, and WARRANTED to run well. Also, all kinds Clocks repaired. W. A. C. would beg feave to say, that lie is prepared to execute flic most difficult J"! s, such as can be done at no other shop short of New-York city. W. A. CIIAMBERLIN. Towanda, February 1, 1855. T OOKING CLASS PLATES (TT A Nl> 1 J fitted f- r ,iuv -izc. to be hud at the -Tewelrv Store of Feb. 1, 15...>, ' W. A. CH AMBHKLIN. HANG OUT THE BANNER!! na A HORSE! A HORSE! my kingdom tor a hc-r-e and customers to take away the wkP'yA goods. Notwithstanding the late disastrous feff—'' J* ,hv ■ v - M - WARNER IS HIMSELF fffc, J T A,;AIN " And at No. 1 Brick Row you'll find Most anything that's in his line. From a "cambric needle of" the finest kind. To a.jewelled watch of eighteen karat fine ; ('lock- which keep time accurate and true ; Brea.-t pins of every styie and hue, Hold, silver, -feel and plated chains, Selected with the greatest pains, Finger rings, MV GOSH, why what a pile Of every shape and every style. To suit (he old, the young, the grave, the gay. May there be seen in elegant array. And WARNKR. who is himself a "host," Is always ready and at his post, To wait upon his customers and all Who chance upon 'im to give a call. So with good advice make up your minds To call on him and there you'll find Such -ights, my eyes! O ! what a view ! Jewelry of every style and line. <(••, pon't mistake the place. No. 1, Brick Row, where he is prepared to do all kinds of JOR-WOUK, in his line of business, at the cheapest rate? that can pos sibly be afforded. He will also .- ell his jewelry at 20 mat CENT, I.OWKH than was ever before offered iu this market. Call and see. A. M. WARNER. Towanda. January 1855. rpo PERSONS OUT OF EMPLOYMENT! JL —AGENTS WANTED in every section of the C. S. The most elegant and useful volume of the vear. SEARS' GREAT WORK ON RUSSI A. Just published, an Illustrated description of the RUS SIAN EMPIRE. Being a Physical and Political History of its Governments and provinces, Productions. 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The subscriber publishes a numberof most valuable Pic torial Books, very popular, and of snch a moral and reli gious influence that while go >d men may safely engage in their circulation, they will confer a nrm.icbenefit,and re ceive a fair compensation for their labor. Ra™ To men of enterprise and tact, this business offers an opportunity forprotitablc employment seldom to be met with. tfir Persons wishing to engage in their sale, will receive promptly by mail, a Circular containing full particulars, with " Directions to persons disposed to act as Agents," together with terms on which they will he furnished, by addressing tiie sitbserilier, post paid. ROBERT SEARS. IYni,isnrm. I'd William Street, New-York. Dl SS()LI TiON.—The 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 ran generally be found .it S. Fclton's stoic, or at the " Ward House." Those interested will please take notice that the accounts, Ac. must he settled immediately. ' S. FF.LTOX, November 11,1*5 i. K. T. FOX. S. FELTOX would most respectfully inform his old cus tomers and the imblic generally that lie will still continue the LlQl't >R 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 al-u agent for the -ale of" Binghamtou Ale," a supply of which he keeps al ways on hand and for sale cheap. Towanda, November 11. 1554. BOOTS AXI) SHOES. John W. Wilcoz, HAS located his establishment on Main Street, on door North of the " Ward House," and will continue the ui.inutaeturc of BOOTS A SHOES, as heretofore. He has just received from New-York a large assortment of Worn.uis' ('liildrens' 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 now styles:—Enamelled Jenny Liml gaiter boots; do. -lines ; black lasting and silk gaiter ; walking shoes, bus kins, Ae. Mi-scs' gaiters and shoes, of every description. A large variety of t'hildrens' fancy gaiters, boots A shoes of all kinds. For the Gentlemen, almost every style of gaiters and shoes. This stock has been personally -elected with care, and he Iteiicves lie can offer superior articles at reasonable prices. #o" The stricte-t attention paid to M.vNPFACTritixo, and lie hopes by doing work well to merit a continuance of the liberal patronage lie has hitlierso received. Towauili, Feb. 1, ls..j. GRE A T BAR G A INS!!! At the .Xi'w Store, opposite the Court lfouse. BAILEY A NEVTXSL WHOLESALE A RETAIL PKAI.KUS IN I'k*VISW\S, GROCERIES, YANKEE NOTIONS. TOYS, FREIT, CONEKCTION ary, WILLOW WAKE. AC., the largest and most comprehensive assortment, and the longest ex perience of any dealers in Northern Pennsylvania. We have arrangements by which vre 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 be found in our stock : PROVISIONS. Floor. Buckwheat Flour. Rye Flour, Corn Meal. Feed, Pork, Hauls A Shoulders, Mackerel, Codfiish, Shad. Lake Trout, Pickeled and Smoked Herring, Cheese, Rice, Beans, Potatoes, Butter, Lard, Crackers. Ac. GROCERIES. Black and Green Tea, Rio and Java Coffee, Chocolate, Cocoa, Sugar, Molasses, Syrup, Ginger, Pepper, Spice, Cloves, nutmegs. Mace ciuauimi, Ground Mustard. Pepper Sauce, Soda, S derate-, (Team Tartar. Sperin and Tallow Caudle.-, Bar Soap, Vinegar, Starch. Ac. FRUIT. Prunes. ( itron. Figs, Eng. Currants, Raisins, Pried Peaches, Plied Apples, Almonds.Pecan nuts,l'razii nut.-, Grenoble and Madeira Wuluuts. Peanuts, Chestnuts, Ae. German, French and American Toys, Fumy Goods, Tin wagons, rocking horses, boys' sleighs, ( hina and pewter toy tea setts, dolls, trumpets, accordions, harmonicas— Glass, paper and wood inlaid work boxes uud toilet casts, toy bureaus, secretaries, writing desks—plain and em broidered work baskets, kuittir.g, do. pearl, ivory, papier inaciie and leather port montees, wallets and purses, ivory, horn and wood pocket combs, toilet combs, ivory fine combs, jMi- ket inkstands, pocket and small fancy mirriors, tobacco and stuff boxes, cigar cases, perfumery and hair oils. Ac. Brooms, mopsti. ks, clothes pins, bench screws, willow clothes baskets and market basketa. sugar and spice boxes, CANDY OF ALL KINDS. Pairv and table Salt, Salina, do., etc. Country dealers supplied at a -mall advance from New York prices. He~ Mo-t kinds of country produce taken in exchange for good?. BAiJ.E i A XKV'INS. Towanda Februar 1. Iysss. / 1 ROCKRIES —Call and see our Brow u. vTEVrg'jhed Coffee r.nd Fwiveiizeu Sug.as Fine Yo.u.g Hyaoo a fciark Tee.s—werranteti a eupeimi -itn le i i the i rncicj nefaaded— for sale cheap by B. KINciSBERY. I^l.0 CR I FLOrR !—5O barrels Supt i^c FT OCR iust rcoeivcU ami for ■'ale bv ! Jan. ill 1856. MONT AN'YES A CO. illrbicctl. , J AYER^PILLS. \ Nl> CFTEKRY FKCTORAL. —Tito fol- J.X. lowing remedies arc offered to the public as the 1 >c-t, most perfect. wlii'-h medical science can :>tV. .l<l. AVKIIV ("ATIIAKTIC PILLS have been prepared with the UTMOST -kill which the medical profe-siou of thi-age posse--e.s, and their efforts show they hive virtues which surpus :uiy combination of medicines hitherto known. Other pre parations do more or ie? good ; but this cures such dan gerous complaints, so quit k and -o surely, as to prove an efficacy ami a power to uproot disease lityojid any thing which men iiave known hefore. By removing the obstruc tions of the internal organs and stimulating them into liealtliy action, they renovate the fountains of life and vigor—health courses anew through the body, and the sit k man is well again. They are adapted to disease,ami disease only, for when taken hy one in health they pro duce hut little effect. This is the perfection of medicine. It is antagonistic to disease, and no more. Tender chil dren may take them with impunity. If they are sick they will cure them, if they are well they will do them no hann. (iive tliein to some patient who has l>een prostrated with bilious complaint; see his bent-un, tottering fonn.straight en with strength again : sec his long-lost appetite return ; see his clammy features blossom into health, (live them to some sufferer whose foul blood has hurst out in scrofula til! his .-kin is covered with sores : who stands, or sits, or lies in anguish. He has been drenched inside and out with exery every potion which ingenuity could suggest, (live him these Pills, and mark the effect; see the scabs fall from his body ; see the new, fair skin that has grown un der theni ; see the late leper that is clean, (live them to him whose angry humors have planted rheninatisiu in his joints and hones"; move him, and he screeches with pain ; he too has been soaked through every muscle of his body with linanicuts and salves ; give him these Pills to purify his Mood ; they may not cure hint, for olas ! there eases which no mortal power can reach ; hut mark, he walks with crutches now. and now he waikes alone ; they have cured him- Hive them to the lean. sour, haggard dyspep tic. whose gnawing stomach has long ago oaten every smile from his face and every lnus'ie from his body. Sec iiis appetite return, and witii it liis health ; seethe new 111.111. See her that was radiant with health and loveliness blasted and too early withering away : want of exercise, or mental anguish, or some lurking disease lias 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, (live her these I'ills 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 check, and where sorrow sat, joy bursts from every feature. See the sweet infant wasted with worms. Its wan, sickly features tell you without disguise, and painfully distinct, that they are eat ing its life away. Its pinrhed-up nose and ears, and re-t -less sleeping-. tell the dreadful truth in language which every mother knows, (live it the Pills in large doses to sweep the-c vile parasites from the body. Now turn again and see the ruddy ldoom of childhood. Is it nothing to do these tilings ? Nay, are they not the marvel of this age ? And yet they arc done around you every day. Have you the le-s serious symptoms of these distempers, they are the c t.-icr cured. Jaundice, Cnstivcnesa, Head ache, Sideache. Heartburn, Foul Stomach, Nausea, I'ain iu the bowels. Flatulency, Loss of Appetite, King's Evil, Neuralgia, (lout, and kindred coinploints all arise from the derangements which these Pills rapidly cute. Take them I perscveringly, and under the counsel of a good Physician i if you can ; if not, take them judiciously by such advice i as wc give you. and the distressing, dangerous diseases | they euro, which afflict so many millions ofthc human race, arc east out like the devils of old—they must burrow iu the brutes and in the tea. Price lib cent.-per box—s boxes I for 11. Through a trial of many years and through every nation I of civilized me, AYKK'S CHERRY PKCTOKAI. has been found I to afford more relief and to cure more cases of pulmonary disease than any other remedy known to mankind. Cases of apparently settled Consumption have been curt d hy it, and thousands of sufferers who w ere 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 J throat. Here a cold had settled on the lungs. The dry, hacking cough, the glassy eye, and the pale, thin features I of him w ho was lately lusty and strong whisper to all hut | him CON.NI VIT'TION. He tries everything ; but the disease is gnawing at his vitals, and shows its fatal symptoms j more and more over all his fame. He'is taking tiie Cher ry Peetoral now : it has stopped his cough and iinula his i breathing ea-y : his sleep is sound at night : his appetite | returns, and with it his strength. The dart which pierced ids side is broken. Scarcely any neighborhood can be j found which has not some living trophy iikc this to siiad ' nw forth liie virtues which have won for the Cherry Pec toral an imperishable renown. lutincu/n. Croup, llron ehitis. Hoarseness, Pleurisy, Whooping Cough, and all ir ritations of the throat and lungs are easily cured by tiie j Cherry Pectoral if taken in season. F.verv family should ■ have it by them, and thoy will find it an idvaluuMe pro | tectum from the insidious prowler which carries ofi the | parent sheep from many a dock, the darling lamb from many a home. Prepared by Pr.-J. ('. AVER. Prart-ic.il and Analytical Chemist, Lowell, Mass., and sold by all lh aggi-ts every ; w here. I AGENTS—Pr. H. C. Porter and at Reed's Drug Store, Towanda ; Newton. White A Co., Monroeton ; J. Holeomb. ; Rome ; Pr. C. Drake, Troy ; and by all Merchants every where. 0 ILi jl. Isi _ isll "2l* U3i (D* H GREAT WAR AGAINST CLOTHING. STMCH would respectfully Inform the citizens of Brad . ford county that he lias' opened a branch establish ! nient in Towanda, for the sale of IIKAPV MADE CLOTII | I XG, comprising the usual stock of Over, Press, Frock and ! Sick Coats ; Vests, pants, Shirts, Drawers, Wrappers, | Overalls, Stocks, Cravats, Collars, Pocket h'dkfs, Ac. Mr. Rich po-itively a-sures the public, that residing in | New-York and buying always for cash, enables him to take j advantage of the "market, so that he can and will sell j Clothing 2-5 per cent, cheaper than any other establisli- I ment in the country ! CALL AND SEE! examine and price the stork, he sat isfied yourselves that it i.- more extensive, of better manu facture and style, and sold much cheaper thau ever hefore offered in this market. I have appointed as my agent iu Towanda for flic sale of Clothing, M. E. SOLOMON, formerly of the firm of Alexander A Solomon, who is well and favorably known Location, for the present, over Tracy A Moore's Store, Main street. Upon the completion of Patton's block, the stock will he 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'iti need of Clothing to give him a call, assuring them that lie can furnish them with woods at the lowest prices, and that no pains will he spared to merit their patronage. 2mfil COLLINS & POWELL TTfOI'LI) respectfully cull the attention of the puhlicto V V their large stock of Mens' and boys' furnishing (foods, consisting of every variety of Broadcloths, Cnssi meivs, Doc-skins, Tweeds. Kentucky Jeans. Linens, Shirts, Collars, Stocks, Cravats, Hosiery. Suspenders. Hats, Car pet Bags, Trunks, Canes, Ac. Ac", which willbe sold cheap er than the same quality can he sold in any other estab lishment iu this country. They liavegl-n on hand a well manufactured assortment of RKAPY-M APE CLOTH !X(I. to which we invite the at tention of buyers. ()ur ("lotliing is mostly made up in the SLIO]I —and not purchased at '• slop-shops"—as some wc wot of. Orders in the Tailoring line executed in the most fash ionable manner, at the shortest notice, and warranted. Bi ■ 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 Wen so much imposed upon by a CERTAIN CLASS of community who deal in the article, wIIO, if they were not practically 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. NEW WINTER GOODS! TOSEPH POWELL is now receiving, as usual, a large stock of WINTER (IOOPS of every description, con sisting of Pry Hoods. (Iroceries. Hardware, Cjockerv. Hoods and Shoes, Lea tin r. Shoe Findings, Hats and Caps, Ac., which he is now offering for Ready Pay at unusually low prices. Hi- would invite particular attention to his stnek of LA PIES' PRESS HOOPS, consisting in part of French Me rinos, French Plaids, Parmettas, Thibet cloths, all prices, Canton cloths. Bmnpazines, wool Delaines, all colors, plain and fignered Mouslin delaines, Persian twills. Ac. LADIES GLOTTIS.—A variety of Cloths, with Ualloons, Plushes, and other trimmings to match. Sn AWI.ST —A large assortment, all qualities and prices. EMBKOU)I;I:R,D HOODS.—Chemisettes, sleeves, collars, handkerchiefs, Kwlss and jaconet bands and fl-wtticings, ; edgings and Also, a lot of stamped embroide ry patterns. 1 TflT There will also he found among his stock a good i assortment of Gloves and Hosiery, Ribbons. White Hoods, bleached and unbleached Table Linens.-Crash. Scotch and - Russia Diaper, bleached and unbleached Mu-lius of every i quality and width, Tickings, Stripes, Denims, Canton i Fl-nncC Ac, T .--..acda Jan c.ry l.lL'i. CLYLK O?—A IpTtre 8(o kof Mf-rriimek, -'Ccehece and Fall Rlvrr Prints- also good calico for 0 its. per v.ird. Warranted good Madder colors. forale by It. KTXO c RF D v. DII. PORTER'S f |>Ri;o STORE, SOUTH END OF THE WARD HOUSE, Fronting* the Public Fquarc. THE subscrilier. thankful for tlic liberal natrouage of the past year, intends to ( on*tant!y on hand a full as. sortmont of the very Rest articles usually kept in our lino, which HK WII.I. dispose of on tonus a- will LIE . • isfactory to all who may patronize him. The purchases are made entirely with cash in hand, uml lor the (' \Sil , 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. oT=* Medical Advice gratuitously given at the flffiee, charging only for the Medicines. The stock consists of a complete an.l select assortment of DRUGS, MEDICINES, AND GROCERIES, Pure Wine & Liquors, for Medicinal nsc, London Porter & Scotch Ale. ALL 7HE MOST POPULAR PATENT MEDICINES! FRESH CAMPHENE & BURNING FLUID-NEW & BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS OF LAMPS! A SCLKSDin ASSORTMENT OP American Pocket Cutlery, (Warranted Good,) Superior TOBACCO 6l SNUFF !—Choice brands of Pure Havanna Prince and Vara CIGARS ! ' pe Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass. BrnSlirs, Per Turnery, Shaving Soap Fancy Articles, A.c. b*e. F ' FAMILY GROCERIES: lllack and Green Teas ; Rio and Java Coffee; Molasses, Syrups, Sugars, Spices, Ac A. Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Ac. REMEMBER THE STORE—SOUTH END OF THE WARD'HOUSE! AND ITS MOTTO " The best quality of dm,eh—Full assortment—MoUrate Profits —Ready attention to customers— No Adulteration of Coeds—Candid advice as to Patent Remedies—A nd close attrition to business.'' 11. C. PORTER, M. J). Towanda. February 1.1555. T lAiii )V YAIITK 7Y5s O lirOX~ST()jTk. HALL RUSSELL, |n" jr."fj i A Wholesale and Retail Dealers in fipBMHARDW ARE AND STOVES, ggTin r and Britannia Ware, pfHouse Trimmings, Carriage Trimmings. Harness & Saddlerv L • ware, Carpenter's and Joiner's Tools, BLACKSMITH'S TOOLS, FARMERS TOOLS AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS LEAD PIPE AJ\D PIMPS, of all kinds and sizes, IRON, STEEL, LEATHER BELTING, See. Sec. NVoul.l inform their friends. that these are only a part of the general heads under which rnav l>e ola-scd thr'r prion Hive assortment, and to winch they are constantly receiving additional supplies, direct from the importer- c ' ir"- t.wturcrs. which enables then to offer such inducements in thesr large -sto. k and low prices us will dt'fv Ac An - , from any quarter. We would ask the particular attention ot - 1 H s is'Lts£ iLST:D to an examination of our stock, which having Item selected with the greatest care we are confident will -V e-n the most fastidious. ' • t,u Jl>- Don't forget the place- -South >id. of the Public S pure. < >hl Iron, < "upper and Brass, and all kinds ■ !' i 'ountry liodr.ee, taken ir> exchange for Go ,]s Towawla. May 27,1854. " HUT V PrSPFII DR lIALSEYS' FOREST WINE.—The dbrmi ry of tlic FOREST WIN!', is the gn a test btes singofthe age. Put up in (Juart Bottles, a single bottle of which does more good, and ii" - f. rt'n r in the cure of Disease, than ton bottles of any Sar-aparilla in use, and warranted to cure without an unpleasant or weakening effect. The method by which ull Sarasaparilhts.and other simi lar medicines are prepared, is by boiling the Knot* of plants to obtain the extracts. Their tnedicitial virtues are thus principally evaporated and destroyed. It is not to he wondered at then, that If) and even 20 bottles of these Snrsaparill.is are sometimes t ■;. without any perceptible benefit. N'ot 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, nil 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. TESTIMONY. This is to certify, that I have used Dr. Halsey'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 by the use of the Forest Wine. From ray own knowledge of thus excellent medicine, I confidently recommend it for the good of others who mat he suffering from similar complaints. It is the best medi cine with whicli 1 am acquainted, and those who are afflic ted with the above, or any similar disease, may safely re lv on its virtues. K. G- MUSSEY. MORE TESTIMONY FROM COIIOES. Dk. (1. W. Hai. sky—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. ("oboes. April 13,18.10. IIEXRY DONALDSON*. DREADFUL ( OUGH, DEBILITY. AND LOSS OF APPETITE. DR. II w.SKV. Hempstead, Dec. 1. 1847. A bottle of your Forest Wine ami Imix of Fills, which I procured of James Carr, (your agent for fin - place.) has done wonders for me. I had 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 he came almost a skeleton, and had liecn unable to leave niv room for more than two months; my friends told me 1 had the Consumption and despaired "of my recove.iv. I could not obtain any permanent relief from any medicine I had taken, or mv physician, until your Wine and Pills were procured. The first dose of the Pills brought up from my stomach, much phlem and greenish matter, and my stools were perfectly black. 1 then commenced taking your Forest \\ ine three times a day, my appetite begun to return immediately, my cough left me. and in less than two weeks 1 was almost well. I now enjoy tatter health than 1 ever did before, having increased twenty-live pounds in seven weeks. Your Forest Wine and Pilis are highly valued in this vicinity, and I owe my recovery entirely to their virtues. " Yours, respectfully. M ARTIN CALDWELL. AFFECTIONS OF THE KIDNEYS. Mr. T. J. Gillies, a highly respectable Merchant of No. .108 Broadway, New York", cured of a severe affection of tho Kidneys liv the Forest Wine ami Pills. Dr. G. W." HALSKY : New-York. March 12,185.1. Dear Sir—ln the snmmer and fall of last year i had a severe complaint of the Kidneys, which rendered mo quite unfit for business. I procured* your Forest Wine and Pills which cured rue in a tew weeks time, and I have since en joyed better health than 1 had for many years previously. From their efficacy in my o.vvn case, and from what 1 know your medicines to hare done for others. I am induced to recommend them as the best medicines with which I am acquainted. Yours, respectfully, T. J GILIJES. DYSPEPSIA. There are thousands cured every yoar of this dieea.se by the Eore-t dine and Pills; Dyspepsia, Uo.-tiveness anil Indigestion, are kindred complaints, frequently existing together, and the cure of one is generally the euro of all. The Forest Wine and Pills above ull remedies are pre-emi nent in tli cure of Dyspepsia. Testimony of J. V. Yet mile, of New York City, dated July 'J, 1 - ".2, Dr. (L W. H ALSEY:—Dear Sir—Having been cured of I'y-i epsia by the use of your Forest Wine and Pills,ltakc the liberty to offer you my name, believing many who know me may lie benefited'by your excellent remedies For many years I have been ufnicted with this malady so bhbly that nearly one-third of my t one has been lost from business. The Forest Wine and P.Us h..ve restored me to exeelle:.'. health, and 1 oheerftsllj recommend them, n 1 ara convinced the discovery of these remedies at e e Wea fiog to mankind. J. N. V tit MILE, Netv-Yi rt. Julv ff, DR. G. W. HALSLY'K CI'MCOATF.D FOREST PILLS. The Gem-coated Forest pills nre designedr<- q,..,, n .. ir y tiie Fore t Wine in the cure of Disease, their comb !,cd je tton being more searching ami effective. The? in ' : 'r. ly better than any other Pill or Cat Initio. pr.Y; . TN-ill f JrO " " ' |OU this class of medicine- are u.-efui.a i:v< chant.- tug effect. They are ; urely vegetable, nwet gr.pe, may be taken at any tune without fear oftvkinc ■ ■i'.hi'mtwmi from business, or disagreeable effects, and • .l-- r.ff leav ing the bowels perfectly natural, which i.-'all i:.,;.'. runt ior the perfect rc. "very and continuation of .iih. Thousands can testify to the great < xceilem e .if tk -o Fills above all tUuis. 1 he I ore t \\ iaea •comp mh 1 with the Forest Pah.ate | most effectual in the . 01 a <4 all tlu- followingconiMaiati: Dysj.eps- s Habitual < 'o.-tiveut-.-. Live: < 'vingiaiut. Asth ma, PiL--. obstinate llc.nlachc, Pimples, Mutches and en ; iu'..Lii\ con>r oi the skill. Jaundice. Ag:u ;uid ! ver, Suit I lihcuiu. Eiysipelas, Complaints incident onlv to I t-males I Languishing week.Night Swiiffs, Nervoi.s Disorder*, Genera! ill Health ami impaired state ofthc Constituliun. the Forest Wine is put up in large s i.vre b. tti with Dr. Halsty s name blown iu the gia--. U..a .Gllar |*r bottle, or six bottles for Five Dollars. Gum-coated Forest j i a!s. 2.i cents jer Box. For Sale by the appointed Agents, at W iiok-sale and Retail. General Depot. 1)11 Dunne St, one door from Hudson. New York, appointed Agents iu Bradford county. Dr. H. C. Porter.Towanda ; C. 11. Her nek. Athens : Drake A- Alien. W.iverly. N. Y. WAVERLY &. TOWANDA R. ROAD! 500 Tfiniv WANTED ! ! j T'l'd s " , 'o' riliers have just received at their old stand ia | J. Mereurs Block, Towainla, anew and gmul assortment S,ll,u,K ' r(; o'D. consisting of RF.ADY-MAI'E CLUIIIING, GENTLEMAN'S* FURNISHING (KMtie. | ever imported into the County—all of the latest stvli- i market, which are being scattered far and wide, "in trie way ol P urtiishing Goods, vve luive a complete assortment '"ravats. Collars, Shirts, Under Shirts, i)raw.Win pers. (.loves, Suspenders, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery of all kinds, and a variety of Trunk*. Ac. Gut Readv -Made ( lotliing embraces everv tlntm dr-'r,- I .e in that line, and a- we huv for ('AMI. we can and*'!" sell 20 per cent. lower than any other Clothing F-tjt ' -!• j inent tn towanda. j, ALEXANDER, | Tnwanda, January 1,185,1. S. ALEX AN PER. jC r R VEVIN G. .) AM Eg A. PAINE,S I i v°v°r tor Hradford Comity. is pressured t> attend V 1 j the above business in all its branches. His ofliu j Monroeton. All letters addressed to him at that p '• will meet with prompt attention. April 4. l-CAL THE 01i33 SSAKD STILL IN OPERATION! the suliserihcr would anr. the public that he I,as a ? and will make t ••niu ! " ■ kin, ' s CABINET FUKNITFIi ! -"jLsach as Sofas. Divans. I.ouiig< - " j j fcl j j.ijitjiJSll ja. tre. Card. Dining and Breakfast j~-.'r' ey v,ffAl 'le. Mahogany, M alnut,Map!f £: "' ■t 1] B E (Vrry Bureau's. Stands of vaiicj- I , - ™ . - —kinds. Chairs and Bedsteads of cvfl? | description, which are, and will hi made of the hei p , tenal and workmanlike manner, ami which thev w 1! -• • lor cash cheaper tliau can be bought in anv etlicr Wat) ! room in the cour.trv. I ItEADY-MADE COFFINS, on hand on the nio-i f - Uonable terms, A good UEARM. w ill tie fm-ni-li-'J 3 j Funeral occasions. JAM IN MACKINK'.N". Towanda, January 126.96.36.199. Fhik A- LIFK iN>i;n,vNci" w Aukncv.—Policies issued in the liest e-tabii ( ompanics in the I uitrd States, with capital'mi. OflO to 1,000,0(H). Apply to P. M. MODID • East end SpHtilding lilrK'k, Wavcrly, N. V. AfIKNT KOIt TilK FOI.tOWI.Vft COUI'.IMKs : Hartford Cits Fire Insurance Company. Bridgeport Insurance Company, Connecticut. Empire Insurance Company. Grande Eire Insurance Company. 1 tiea 1 ive Stuck Insuraruc Company. Snsquehanna Life Insurance Company. Fhoenix Fire Insurance Company of Freckly^ Excelsior Fires luaurancc Company of New )> tfo' All oriler* from the country promptly fil'cJ. ONE CENT REWARD, li - the suhse.iber about the 2>th nit, Wji Rowr.at" hoy to the tanuing business. 1 therefore forbid . J iff''*' . harboring or tr istlng said Isiy on my ac -on'. *" pay no debto of Lis ooatraouig. iiLNLY PL ' A ' R nne. March 1, 1e,,;.. | 1 ROCK F. SiY kH A tIDW \RE \ ! iV; - :,t . PiIINNC"