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a monument as would i'o credit to the State,
hnd honor to the living and the dead, cannot
ta' huilt for a le.-s sum than thirty thousand
ilollais If the Legislature should coucui in
that opinion, the appropriation should he in
The report of the Slute Lihrarian will in
f trin yon of the progress made in tht catalogue
authorized hy the Legislature, and thegenerai
condition of the Liharary, which has grown to :
he an institution that deserves your fostering
care. It would commend to your attention |
the suggestions of the Librarian.
The report of the Attorney General, which i
will he laid before yon, will exhibit the opera
tions of the Law Department of the govern
ment, for the past year. The art of the 21st
of April, I Ho7, which requires the Attorney ;
General to keep nti office at llarrisburg, and !
whieh provides that all debts due to the Com
monwealth, shall be collected by that officer,
has proved to be a highly beneficial enactment.
Under its provisions large sums are saved,
which were formerly paid for commissions
and counsel fees. And the improved state ot
our finances is in no inconsiderable degree
owing to the prompt manner in wliich outstand
ing claims are col.ected aud paid into the state
The Adjutant General's report, which will
b laid before yon, will show in detail the
present condition of the Military Department.
I would respectfully call the attention of the
Legislature to the recommendations of that
The militia law of 1858, has not been fully
tested ; but it is believed to be, in the main,
an improvement on the laws in force at the
time of its passage. One of its best features,
and one that should be strictly enforced, is
that the system is self-supporting In no con
tingency should that department be a charge
upon the public Treasury, in time of peace.
In referring the attention of the Legislature
to the claborute reports of the Auditor Gen
eral and State Treasurer, relating to the finan
ces of the State, which will be laid before you,
1 cannot refrain from giving expression to my
views on the importance of a change in the •
nnxte of keeping and disbursing the public
The State Treasurer receives and disburses !
between four and five millions of dollars annual- )
ly ; and it not frequently happens that there is j
a balance in the Treasury exceeding one million !
of dollars. The bond of the Treasurer is but
for eighty thousand dollars He deposits the :
money of the State wherever he pleases, and j
it is paid exclusively on his own check. The
monthly settlements with the Auditor General
afford some security that the funds of the Com
monwealth will not be misapplied ; but it is
entirely inadequate to the complete protection
of the public interests.
Until the State shall adopt a different system
for the collection, safe keeping and disburse- |
ment of her revenues, the money on hand must
be kept either in the Treasury vault or deposit
ed with the banking institutions in the State.
For many years the latter mode has been
adopted. I respectfully recommend the pro ;
visLn be made by law that no money shall be I
deposited in any bank by the state Treasurer 1
without requiring security to be first, given to ;
the Commonwealth, for the re-payment of the
sums deposited—that all checks issm d by the j
state Treasurer shall be countersigned by the 1
Auditor General, before they are used—and
that daily accounts of the moneys received and )
paid shall be kept in the office of the Auditor
General, as well as in the Treasury Depart
The commissioners appointed to revise the ,
the criminal code of this Commonwealth, are i
progressing with the duties of their appoint
ment, and will report the revised code before '
the adjournment of the Legislature.
The various charitable and reformatory insti- |
tutions, which have heretofore received pccuni I
nry assistance from the state, such as the state i
Lunatic hospital, at llarrisburg—the Western I
Pennsylvania hospital, at Pittsburg—the j
Houses of Refuge, at Philadelphia and Pitts
burg—the Pennsylvania Training school for
idiotic and feeble-minded children—the asylums
for the blind and deaf and dumb, at Philadel
phia—the Northern Home for friendless child
ren, ut Philadelphia—l recommend to your
fostering aid and care. The annual reports
exhibiting a detail of the operations of these
noble and excellent charities, during the past
year, will be laid before you. I cannot recom
mend appropriations to charitable associations
of a purely local character, however praise
worthy the objects and motives of their found
ers aud supporters, or however useful they inay
be to their particular localities.
The present condition of the revenues of the
General Government, demonstrates the urgent
necessity of increased duties upon foreign im
portations. The people of Pennsylvania have
ever taken a lively interest in the proper ad
justment of a tariff ; and they have, with singu
lar unanimity, at all times, favored such an as
sessment of duties, as would not only produce
revenue, but furnish the lurgest incidental pro
tection to the great mineral, manufacturing,
aud industrial iuterests of the country. Had
their voice hitherto been more potential in the
councils of the nation, it is no longer proble
matical that much of the pecuniary distress,
lately experienced by all classes and conditions
of business men, might have been to a great
extent averted. The necessities of the gov
ernment and the people now, alike, demand a
change—an increase of duties—and I take
great pleasure in endorsing the views of the
President of the United States as expressed in
his,last annual message, relative to the change
pro|>osed. His advocacy of specific duties on
all " commodities which are usually sold by
weight, or by measure, and which from their
nature are of equal or of uearly equal value, —
inch as iron, of different classes, raw sugar,
and foregin wines and spirits," lias met with a
hearty response from tlio great body of the
jieople of this state. It is to be hoped that
this his views on this question will be favora
bly regarded by Congress, and that the action
of the Federal Government mav correspond
with the suggestions of the President.
When I was called upon to assume trie gub
ernatorial chair, nearly one year ago, in defer
euce to public opinion, my own feelings, after
a rapid review of events in Kansas, I stated,
that "to the people of Pennsylvania the ad
mission of a uew state into the Union—into
that Co federaey of which she is a member
must be at all times a subject of high interest.
Anil believe I express their sentiments, as
well as my own, iu declaring that all the quali
fied electors of a Territory should have a full
and fair opportunity to participate in selecting
delegates to form a Constitution preparatory
to admission as a state, and, if desired by them
they should also lie allowed an unqualified right
Hj vote upon such Constitution after framed."
| Subsequent events have confirmed me in
these sentiments. The deplorable disputes in
j the first session of the present Congress,—
the popular excitement resulting from those
disputes, together with other proceedings iu
nature tovel and alarming, would nil hav<
been averted, had the people been secured in
" the unqualified right" to vote upon their
domestic institutions. I regret to be compelled
to r-ay, that, under various pretences, this
sacred frauchi.-c has been virtually withheld
from thein. When they refused to accept, the
Lecompton Constitution, made for them by
delegates representing the minority, they were
I explicitly denied the privilege of making their
own Constitution, unless upon a condition noi
i previously exacted If they accepted the
Lecompton Constitution, they entered the
sisterhood of states at once, with a population
less than one half of the existing ratio of Con
gressional representation ; but, if they refustd
J that Constitution, they would not be admitted
into the Union, with the Constitution of their
choice, until they were ready to show, by a
formal census, that tliev had attained a popula
tion equal to that ratio. The results have be
The last expressive vote of the people of 1
Kansas against the aet of Congress, commonly
known as the English bill, has for a time ar- j
rested Congressional intervention. Peace has !
resulted alone from tlie votes of the people, not j
from the suggestion of outside influences. Bat,
during the angry feelings which this contro- '
versy has aroused, the theory lias been started,
and insisted upon, that it will henceforward
l>e the duty of Congress to protect slavery in
the territories, if the people of the territories i
shall fail to do so. The warrant for this cx-|
traordinarv assumption is alleged to exist in
the decision of the Supreme Court of the Uni
ted States, in the case of Dred Scott. Enter
taining, as I do, profound reverence for the
decisions of that august tribunal, and standing
ready to obey them, whenever they are cnunei-,
ated, I have yet to be convinced that any such
construction can be fairly given to their action
in the case referred to. Such a doctrine, no
matter how sanctioned, or supported, will
shake the pillars of our constitutional fabric.
It would compel every territory toelevate pro
i perty in slaves above every other description
; of property—and to establish a slave code in
j its early municipal regulations ; or else it would
! convert the Congress into a theatre of crimina
! tion and confusion, and till the whole country
I with stfife. And all this, without seeming a
! single advantage to the north, or protecting a
| single right of the south
1 Regarding myself as fully committed to the ;
i doctrine of popular sovereignty in its broadest |
sense, I can never subscribe to the theory of j
Congressional intervention, as understood and j
1 supported by the opponents of this doctrine.
By popular sovereignty, I mean no violation
| of the rights of the states —no assault upon
j the institutions of the south—no appeal to
i sectional prejudices. On the contrary, I re
! gard the doctrine us the embodiment of the
popular will in states and Territories, as the
t conservator of the rights and the equahtv of
states and people—and as the only means by
which a vexed and dangerous agitation will be
' satisfactorily and perpetually " settled."
A theory equally heretical has becnadvanc-
Ipd in another portion of the Union. It has
| been held that this government, divided into
I free and slave states, as it was framed by out
j Revolutionary Fathers, cannot endure—that
' all must become free, or all become slave.—
When such a doctrine shall be enforced, the
' Constitution will have been subverted—state
sovereignty prostrated—states rights disregard
ed, and the liberty of the people destroyed.—
; It should meet an indignant rebr.ki from every I
• lover of his country, and the blood-bought right j
of the people and the states toself-govi rumi lit
Under the various amendments to the Con-
I stitution of Pennsylvania, the influence of the
i Executive has been greatly reduced by the
transfer of patronage from the Governor to j
! the people. This is an accordance with the
: principles of self government, but it must bene- i
j kuowledgcd that in relieving the Executive
j from many serious responsibilities, it has dimin
ished his ability to maintain the rights of the
state against Federal and other cncrouchnients
and has thrown a greater share of responsibili-1
ty upon the people. The extensive patronage !
of the Fed< rai Government, and the large)
salaries paid to its officers, iu comparison with !
those of the state, present constant induce- j
incuts to our citizens to overlook the state in j
the pursuit of more lucrative employments under '
the United states. It is, therefore, the more \
necessary that the people should guaid the !
sovereignty of the state with increasing watch
fulness. I'he Constitution of the United states
contains the great fundamental principle which
should govern its construction on every question
respecting the extent of the federal power.—
"The powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by
it to the states, are reserved to the slates re
spectively, or t > the people."
It is on this broad platform that every claim
of federal power not granted bv the Constitu
tion, should be sternly resisted. The tendency
to centralization is so great, and the oversliad
owing influence of patronage and power so se
ductive, that liberty cannot long be preserved
without the exercise of sleepless vigilance in
enforcing a strict construction of the federal
compact. The doctrine of State rights is the
doctrine of true liberty. Popnlar sovereignty
is the lib-blood of our free institutions, and the
palladium of our safety. Every patriotic in
ducement to sustain those great principles
should be fearlessly held out to our citizens,
and every authorized assumption of power
should be resisted with unceasing energy and
by all constitutional means.
Having now discharged the duty imposed on
the Executive by the Constitution, I cannot
conclude without congraulating you upon the
i peculiarly favorable auspices under which you
I enter upon the duties of the session of 1851).
i Few important subjects of legislation press upon
f your attention. Prudence, firmness, fidelity—
a watchful regard for the interests of the Com
i wealth—a jealous guardianship of her finances
ion the pa it of the Government—arc all that
arc required, under Providence, to ensure the
continuance and increase of our onward
I proaperity. Pennsylvania may then, at no re
mote period, rejoice in the extinguishment of
her public debt—the repeal of her onerous
utid burdensome taxes—a fame aud a credit
untarnished—a free and popular educational
i system—and an industrious and loyal people,
properous and happy. WM F. PACKER.
' Executive Chamber, )
i llarrisburg, Jan. 5, 1858. )
Buffalo robes.—two dog, Buffalo
Robes, just received and for sale cheap, at
IW. M.MM. I'OWKI.I.'S KKVSTON K STORE.
OLI) JA VA AND RIO COFFEE, PURE
♦iron >1 J.ivat'oflbe, Crvrii Tea at ft© cents per lb.,
a- aicau be Iwujrht at other pta-e- for 7ft cent*, at
DR CIIAS. M.TURSEK, PHYSICIAN
fy SURGEON, offers his professional services to
the inhabitants of Towanda and vicinity. Office and res
idence in the dwelling recently occupied by H. BOOTH,
Esq.. one door north of the Episcopal Church, on Maine
K. OVERTON, JK G. I). MONTANYX.
OVERTON A MONTANVE, attor
neys A T LA IF"—Office in Union Block, former
ly OCCUpit ll by JAS. M ACi AKLANE.
11. J. MAIULL P. D. MORROW.
\I ADILL & MORROW, ATTORNE YS
i'L AM) COUNSELLORS AT LAiV, —Office
over Mercur's Store.Towanda, Pa.
Towanda, April 2, 18. n-43-tf
DR. E. H.MASON. VIIYSIC 7.I .V A XI)
SURGEON, offers liis professional services to the
people of Towanda and vicinity. Office at his residence
on Pine street, where he can always be found when not
profe srionaßy tpfml.
D 15. PARSONS, ATTORNEY AT
JU. LA If, TROY, Bradford Co., Pa. Office over V.
M. A If. F. Long's store. Aug- 7, 156.
HENRY R. M'KEAN. Attorney
AT /.All', TOWANDA, PA.; will pay prompt
attention to business entrusted tobim. Collections made
on reasonable terms, with prompt remittances. octlit
SMITH, huring returned to
IJ Towanda. has opened a Law Office over Mercur's
Store. Dec. 1,18.57.
McCA B E : S
CENTRAL MEAT MARKET,
Between J. Kivgsberfs tj- J. Powell 1 s stores.
sgsjarjfw THE subscriber would respectfully tender to
his customers and the public generally liissiu-
Ji 7* rere thanks for the very liberal patronage ex
tendedtn him the past season, lie solicits a continuance
of the same.
He would say to the public flint lie intends to keep con
stantly mi hand a choice selection of MEATS of all kinds,
the be-t the country affords, which lie intends to sell for
very small profits, either by the side, quarter or pound
Please give me a call.
iwMeats, Ac., will he delivered on short notice, when
ordered, at any place in the Corporation.
Towanda. Feb. 12, 1*57. J. McCAIIE.
THE subscriber combines to carry on tlie
Foundry business in Towanda, and is prepared to
do all kinds of work in his line on short notice and in a
workmanlike manner. lie will keep on hand or make to
order Plows, Stoves. Mili Irons, Sleigh Shoes, Wagon-
Boxes, and any article of cast iron that may lie required.
Turning and fitting up work will he done on short notice
and on reasonable terms. Persons wishing to purchase
Stoves of any kind will find it much to their advantage
to buy at the Foundry, as they can be repaired much
cheaper. Please call and examine before purchasing else
where. Old cast iron and Grain taken in payment
Don't mistake the place—one door east of Mercur's Block.
fii* I would also say to those having accounts stand
ing over six month*, that they must he settled without
delay, and those having notes that are due will do well to
pav op and save cost. JOHN CARMAN.
Towanda, Oct. 22,1856.
NEW TIN SHOP!
r I HIE undersigned respectfully informs his friends and
J. the public generally, that lie has opened a new
TIN WARE A SHEET IRON ESTABLISHMENT
in the Foundry, first door below Mercur's Store, where
lie is prepared to conduct the business in all its various
Tin Ware and House Spouting of all kinds, made to or
der, on short notice. Stoves of various styles constantly
for sale. Particular attention paid to Jobbing. Old Iron,
Copper and Brass taken in exchange for goods.
Jmm l. 185 ft, JOHN CARM \\.
ARE YOU JNSURED?
Susquehanna Mutual Insurance Co..
TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA.
11H1S Company insures against loss or dam
. age by Fire. Dwelling houses, Furniture Warehou
ses, Stores aud Merchandize, Ac., on the most reasonable
If. W. TRACY, ALI EN M'KEAN,
JOHN F. LONG, GUY TRACY,
EZRA HOLCO.MB, JOB KIRBY,
JUSTUS LEWIS, DANIEL BAILEY,
ISAAC MYER. WM. KIXGSLEY.
PRECEPTOR FORBES, JOSEPH POWELL.
11. W. TRACY. President.
ALLEN M'KEAN. Vice President: JUDSON HOL
roMß.Scer.tsrv M.AJ'MRTE. MASON .V CO.. Treas.
11. B. M'LCKAN.
"CMRE INSI'RANCH AGENT, at Towau
-- da, Pa., for the following reliable Companies :
Runner's Union Insurance Co. . Athens, Pa.
State Mutual Insurance Co. . Ilarrisburg, Pa.
Capital, $2 00,0 00.
Girard Insurance Co. . . . Philadelphia, Pa
Great Western Insurance Co. - Philadelphia
Towanda, July 14, I*sB,
TOWANDA HARDWARE, CUTLERY
IRON AM) STOVE STORE.
ft Yj Wholesale and Retail Dealer
£ft " rrt . and Stoves. Iron
II.T :!''! ! !j|!'il!!jjl|ii 'j| |Hin Seat Cloths and Laces, Carriage
Sulkey anil Si at Springs. Car
xSfflP pentcrs' and Joiners' Planes.
|gSf Saws, Augers. Chisels and all
iTrl other Tools—Cross Cut, Mill
L" '. !|IY * and Circular Saws, Blacksmith
' 1 -■ 1 Hammers and Screw Plates, I
Axes. Broad Narrow, Lath and Hand Hatchets—Cable.
Log, Trace and llaltr, (Jhains, Crowbars, Picks, Shovels
POCKETAXD TABLE CUTLERY—Shears and Scis
sors. Edge Tools of all kinds. Brass and Enameled Kettles,
Shovel and Tongues. Spoons and Ladles, Tubs and Pails.
Mops and Washboards, and all other kinds of house-keep
In the HARDWARE line, Brass, Rrittania. Jappaned
and Plain Tin Ware, single or inserts. Bar, Band. Scroll
and lloop Iron. Steel of all kinds, Nail Rods, Ac. Pumps,
Is-ad Pipe and all the necessary fixtures for water works.
Patent.Stretched leather Belting anil String Leather,
and 10,000 other articles too numerous to mention, that
we are now receiving direct from the hands of manufac
turers aiuliinporters, including the largest assortment
and greatest variety of
Stores 25 per rent, less than usual for Cash,
or Grain ot the highest market prices.
Coal and Wood Cooking, Coal and Wood Parlor, Dining
lionm. Six Plate and Cylinder, ever brought into Northern
Pennsylvania or Southern New York ; all of which we
arc now prepared to sell at wholesale or retail, at as low
rates, and on as good TERMS as can be found this side ot
New-York, from the fact that all our goods were Ismght
•>f first hands and in full packages and large quantities,
lhat gives us an advantage over smaller purchasers and
Dry Goods dealers, that wiil enable us to sell from 5 to
15 nor cent, less than any of them, which advantage we
shall oiler to any who will favor us with a call before pur
A large quantity of Tin ware, Stove Pipe and Elbows
always on hand, wholesale and retail. All kinds of Job
Work done to order, on short notice and warranted.
Don't mistake the place to buy STOVES and HARD
WARE cheap—one door South of Tracy A Moore's, and
Powell's new block on Main street, in" the new Wood
Building, ielteretl all over.
Grain and Country Produce, old Iron, Brass, Brittania
and Copper, Dried Fruit of all kinds, Feathers aud Bees
wax wanted for goods.
10,000 Sheep Pelts wanted, for which the highest price
u CASH will be paid.
#ir No credit given over four months, and all hav
ing accounts or notes over due had better call and pay
immediately, if they wish to save cost.
Towanda. October 13,1858.
SAXIXJ OF ZLEAL ESTATE.
THE valuable REOL Estate, known as "The
Luken's^Lands," situate in Warren twp., Bradford
Co., Pa., are now offered for sale to the highest aud best
This body of lands consist of four tracts, containing
FfF TEEN HI NDREP ACRES of good (arming land,
sitnate about five miles from the N. Y. A Erie Railroad.
Persons desirous to purchase will send their offers in
writing in the nature of bid- per acre to my agent, WM
El. WELL, Esq., at his office in TOWANDA, by the 15th
day of NOVEMBER next.
Offers will be leceived for the whole bodv, or for the
separate parcels agreeably to the present sub-divisions.
Kg Mule will be made of than one hundred acre*, aud
the parcels will not be sold separately unless the body can
be disposed of in that way
Terms, one-third in hand and the balance in two year
ly instalments with interest.
SARAH L. KEEN P..
Administratrix C. T. A.. f John tokens, dee'd.
' I'll Irdelphi • Sept. l 'i. 18,-s.
w. A. CH.IMBERUN,
*~4Y CLOCK & WATCH •
TIIIS IS THE ESTABLISHMENT
where von can find a very fine assortment of
WATCHES AM) JEWELRY of all descriptions. al) a
i good stock of CLOCKS, prices ranging from 10 shillings
up. and warranted to give good satisfaction or no sale.
I am also agent for the sale of I). K. LENT'S celebrated
Barometers, which every farmer should always have. Pri
ces from $s to f2O, according to finish REPAIRING
done as usual in a neat and workmanlike manner and war
ranted. WM. A. CHAM BERLIN.
X. B. The person that took a Breast Pin from mj' simp,
July 3d, to show to his wife, had (letter call and sea me in
regard to the matter, perhaps it will save him some cost
Towarnla. Xov. 21, ls5S. V. A. C.
JEWELRY! JEWELRY! JEWELRY!
A. IVT. Warner's
New i}- Splendid Jewelry Store, one door north
of Pultons Drug Store,
J.., HAS just been opened with thelargestand
JCI most choice stock of FASHIONABLE
£■#** PVL .J KVVKLRY ever offered to a discriminating
jPC—J Ml public. Indeed, he can safely say that with
, J/tftj the opening of his new store has been in
augurated a new era in the Jewelry line,
inasmuch as along with the choice and elegant assortment
he gives the most reliable assurance of an almost incredi
ble reduction in prices : the rich and tasteful articles hav
ing been all bought with ready cash.
A. M. \\\, when he reflects how, for the past years,with
a far less attractive stock, lie has enjoyed so large a slmre
of public patronage, flatters himself that the immense in
crease of floods lie now offers, which have been bought so
much more advantageously, will enable him to increase
the generous confidence which has hitherto been vouch
safed to him. He therefore solicits a continuance of the
favor of his old customers, and invites the public general
ly to come and see the fashions.
' Air THE WATCH REPAIRING DEPARTMENT will
continue to be distinguished by the skill and despatch
which lias heretofore enabled it to enjoy the enviable rep
utation of being the most reliable in town.
Towanda, September 24, 155.
TOWANDA CABINET WAREHOUSE
CHESTER WELLS would
i tfully inform his friends and the
* "'opublic that he is now receiving at his old
stand one door north of laiporte. Mason A Co.'s banking
house, a large and extensive assortment of
Sofas, Mahogany Cliairs, of various patterns,
Rosewood and Mahoganv Side and Centre Tables,
Dining, Tea and Pembroke Tables, Stands of every
kind. Cane, Fug and Wood scat Chairs, high
Chairs, Children's Rockers, Bedsteads,
Bureaus, Lounges, Gilt and Rose
wood Picture Frames Iron Hat
Stands, Corner and si.le do.
of walnut and mahogany; Cradles, Cribs, Wardrobes,
Cupboards, Looking glasses, Ac.
e"COFFINS, of every size and quality, acd will at
tend on all occasions when required.
The public are invited to examine my assortment before
purchasing elsewhere,as 1 willstll cheaper tlian any other
establishment in Northern Pennsylvania.
Towanda, August 8, 18.5.5.
TBS OLD STAND
STILL IN OPERATION!
THE subscrilier would announce
2--tii the public that he has now on
I and, ami will make to order all
kinds of CABINET FURNITURE,
Sf-t I such as Si fas. Divans. Lounges. ('en
lroJ§" *-:|4r!jM| jjl tre, Card. Dining arid Breakfast Ta
ib-':es-,rl'le. Mahogany, Walnut. Maple and
■i i i mii in i kcherry Bureaus, Stands of various
*— J> —— i kinds. Chairs and Bedsteads of every
description, which are, and will be made of the best ma
terial and workmanlike manner, and which they will sell
for cash cheaper than can be bought in any other Ware
room in the country.
READY-MADE COFFINS, on hand on the most rea
sonable terms. A good HEARSE will He furnished on
Funeral occasions. JAMES MACKINSON.
Towanda. January 1. 1857.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, <kC.
II est side of the Public Square, opposite the
I) AI LEV k NKVINS nro just receiving a
y large addition totheir stock of Provisions, Groceries,
Yankee Notions, Toys, Fruit. Confectionary, Ac., which
will be sold wholesale of retail for cash, or in exbangc for
most kinds of country produce, at prices that cannot fail
to suit purchasers. Consumers or country dealers would
do well to call and examine our stock and prices.
Black and Green Tea, Rio and Java Coffee, Chocolate,
Cocoa, Sugar, Molasses, Syrup, Ginger. Pepper, Spice,
Cloves, nutmegs. Mace cinamon. Ground Mustard, Pepper
Sauce Soda, Saleratus, Cream Tartar, Sperm and Tallow
Candles, Bar Soap, Vinegar, Starch, Ac.
Flour. Buckwheat Flour, Rye Flour. Com Meal, Feed,
Pork. Hams A Shoulders. Mackerel, Codfish, Shad, Lake
Trout, Picketed and Smoked Herring, Cheese, Rice, Beans,
Onions, Potatoes, Butter, Lard. Crackers, Ac. Ac.
Prunes, Citron. Figs, Eng. Currants, Raisins, Lem
ons and Oranges, Green and Dried Apples, and Peaches,
Almonds, Pecan nuts, Prazil nuts, Grenoble and Madeira
Walnuts, Filberts, Peanuts. Chestnuts, Hickory nuts, Ac.
GERMAN, FRENCH and AMERICAN Toys, FANCY Goons,
Ac—Boys' Sleighs, Tin Wagons, China, Pewter A Wood
Tea Setts. Doll-. Trumpets, Toy Guns, Accordians, Har
monicas, Class, Paper and Wood Inlaid Work Boxes and
Toilet Cases. Toy Bureaus. Secretaries, Ac, Pearl, lvery.
Papier Mneheaud Leather Port Monaies Wallets, Purses,
Ivory. Horn and Wood Pocket and Toilet Combs, Tobac
co ami Snuff Boxes, Cigar Cases. Tooth. Hair and Cloth
Brushes, Fancy Mirrors, Perfumery. Hair Oil, Ac.
FOOLS :CAT, Letter, Commercial Note am) Bath Post
Paper, Envelopes. Wafers, Scaling Wax, Ink, Inkstands,
Wafer Cups, Sand Boxes, Penholders, Pens. Waferscales,
TABLE AND DAIRY SALT, Salina and Rock Salt, and
Cayuga Ground Plaster. BAILEY A XEYINS.
Towanda, November 26, 1855.
TOMB STONES AND MONUMENTS.
Towanda Marble Factory.
(Nearly Opposite the Ward Hotter.)
iTErv The subscriber has just opened the TOWAX
fofgWk DA MARBLE FACTORY, where lie will be
- ufßmi D ro P* rc '* J to furnish Monuments and Tomb
Stones, manufactured from the lest qualities
/&JL of RUTLAND and ITALIAN MARBLE, and
'IVrL wrought into such styles and designs as will
suit every variety of taste.
■* Vjj Persons wishing to make their selections
- can do so whenever in Towanda, by calling at
this New Establishment.
The superior quality of the stoek. the artistical beauty
of the work.and the promptness with which orders will
he filled, w ill offer inducements to visit this new shop.
F. H. BALDWIN, Proprietor.
Towanda, July 20.18.58.
WAVERLY. TOWANDA, PA.
Hon. Nathan Bristol, Prof. C. It. Cohurn,
C. H. Shepard, Cashier, Rev. Julius Foster,
U.G. Crans, Merchant. H. 8 Mercur, Merchant,
Alpin A Doubledajr, do. Montauyes, "
Rev. G. Crane. T. M. Woodruff, Sheriff,
" Wm. Putnam, Col. A. M'Kean, l'rot'y,
" D. A. Shepard, Hon. D. Wiliuot,
F. Tyler. Pres't. Bank. " J. C. Ad'.ms.
CHEMISG. " Wm. El well.
G. W. Buck, Esq. E. A. Parsons, Ed. Argus.
wvsox. E. O. Goodrich,Ed.Reiiorter.
V. E. Piollet, Esq.
BOOT A SHOE SHOP
fp| LYMAN WARNER, havingestablished a Boot
\J aid Shoe Shop, in the building formerly occu-
H. I' iet ' John Burger, as a Grocery and Provi
sion store, north side of the Public Square
and immediately under the Billiard Saloon, would respect
fully ask his share of patronage.
Grateful lor past patronage, he would say to his custo
mers. and the public, that he will manufacture to order
on the most liberal terms, all kinds of work in his line.nnd
will guarantee to tit and good, work; or no sale. From his
long experience in the business, and a* he employs none
but the best workmen, he feels confident that his work
cannot fail to give satisfaction. He will get op good Kip
Boots for $5 25 ; Calf do., $4 ; Cowhide d 0.,53 ; Fine Kip
do.. $3 50. 1
MENDING—He is prepared toexecutoall work in this
line on the shortest notice, at the following prices :
Half-soling men s boots, 50 cts.,; children's boots and
shoes mended at corresponding prices. Common sized
patches, cents each.
•arGive him a call : examine his work : ascertain his
1 prices, and he will not fail to pla<e the most fastidious.
Remember the place, under the Billiard Saloon,
i 'i'owando, <Ut. .'5, IftJR. L. WARNER.
SOUTH END OF THE WARD. HOUSE
Fronting the Public Square.
THE subscriber, thankful for the liberal patronage of the past year, intends to keep constantly n t,
aortinent oftlie very best articles us-ally kept in our line, which hk will dispose or on such v r , 4r " sl ' i
isfactory to all who may patronize him. The purchases are made entirely with cash in hand and P !!i ,S w
customers will receive the benefit of a good article at a low price. All articles shall answer o'n >■, ff' As,i J
and are warranted as represented. '
(Er" Medical Advice gratuitously given at the Offirr, charging cnlv for the Medici^
The stock consists of a complete and select assortment of
DRUGS, MEDICINES, AND CROCERIES
Pure \\ ine & Liquors, for Medicinal use, London Porter & Scotch Ale '
ALL 'I HE MOST POPULAR PATENT MEDKISB.
The most approved Trusses and Abdominal Supporters, Nursing Bottle* w
pie Shells, Breast Pumps, Teeth Kings, Syringes, Catheters. & c ' P
American, English 8f Chinese Razors and Anien
FRESH CAMPHENE & BURNING FLUID-NEW & BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS OF LAMPS'
Superior TOBACCO A SNUFF ! —Choice brands of Pure Havanna
and Vara CIGARS ! Princtd
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Cilass. UrnShCM, Perfumery ShaiWc
fancy Articles, &.c. &c. SSoan
Hair Dyes, Hair Restorer, Fancy Soaps, Shaving Cream, Tooth Powder, Extracts fc -
Handkerchief, Italian Whisks, Port monnais, Purses, Hay, Colonge, Hose and' I
Laveiidcr Waters, Tobacco and Snuff Boxes, ludcilihle Ink &c ""
Black and Green Teas; llio and Java Coffee; Molasses, Syrups, Sugars, Spicea A" i
Salmou, Mackerel, Sardines, Ac.
REMEMBER THE STORE—SOUTH END OF THE WARD HOUSE
| Towanda, February 1,1855. H c TOMB, M.l
& NEW DRUG STORE?
PAT TON /M
Hi ON THE CCRNER OF BRIDGE AND MAIN STREETS,
No. 4, Pattons' I lock, Towanda, Pa.
™ — V7 o ;t, as a :r, ;g ,& :er !D si s a 21.
THE subscriber*, thankful for the liberal patronage they have received since they entered into co iurt c
desire to inform their friends and the pub lie gMtteallj tiiat ihcy mean to spare ao paias t ■
the I**l regulated, safest and most approved in Northern Pennsylvania. Tin v also he leave t ■ w* tint t,•
constantly receiving front New York and Philadelphia, SELECT DRUG*. and MKdViXE< of the free
I>est character, as below :
EHEMIMLORUGS, MEDICINES, Hg
PAINTS," 1 OILS, WINDOW GLASS, DYE STUFFS,
DRESSING COMBS, PERFUMERY, FANCY SOAPS, PORT MONNAES, Btc."
3UKGICKX INSTRUMENTS, and a variety of the most approved Truss?
Abdominal Supporters, Ac., always on hand.
London I'orter and Scotch Ale, and Pure Liquors, for .Medicinal purpose
ALL THE MOST POPULAR PATENT MEDICINES.
Crushes for (lie Hat, Hair, Teeth, Sails, Boot>, Painting*, Vanishing, \\ hitewashin;, i
The Lovers of (1001) (' Id A lIS and TOIiACCO, trill find aln r<rr variety of choice Hit
na, Vara and Principe Cigars, and the finest brands < f Tobacco and Stuff.
Fresh fainphrnc—aiul Patloii & Paynes IUKM.XG FlJlli, ronslaiilly on hand
And a fine assortmut of LAMPS, of all sites and descriptions. Bird Cages, Cups, Nests am! Stii
All of which i* offered for sale at greatly reduced rates. Our -tovk being large and nvvt'y fral
I mporter and Mannk; titter at the lowest rates, and with Ca*h. enables us to sella? red. e>l r: ••. t'-af ■■■ '
t stactu yto all. Me invite the at unt i>n of the public to an especial examination of our stix t • good* turf pM
Qui Motto is—" THE CASH SYSTEM—QUICK SALES- SMALL PROFITS."
Onr Goods are selected with the utiuostjcarc and warn nted to lie what they art represented ; if any sker :
e cont rarv. we a > not only villmg but requewt'our customer* to wtim the in. and the atom - hal ntk ki
OIL I'AY.NE will give bin special attention to the preparation of PRESCRIPTIONS, which will 1* c-tb> a
with .eeuracy and despatcli. He will also give medical advice to anv person desiring it. uratuii 1 -it 1 J
being made except for medicine taken. " JOSEPH G. I'ATWk
Towauda, Dec. 1, 185 G. EDM'.UtD D- PAYX'k
NEW ARRANGEMENT. A
The Mammoth Hardware Store L(rß JU> x
CHATFIELD * STORRS.
©W3©@ 9 sr. fr# pare ••
Is now receiving a large and well selected asfortmeut of
Foreign $( Domestic Hardware
HOUSE TRIMMINGS, of every description,
Carpenters, Cabinet makers, Jllarksmiths and Shoe makers'
In faci almost everything that the industry of the oountrv requires. In re
addition we are constantly receiving und keep on hand a full stink of cs*um* B
Swedes and American Iron, Horse shoe Iron, Nail rods, J-c.
Warranted of the best quality, and sold a.s cheap as can lie purchased of any establishment *e*t ' "
Parker mill Nails, Lead Pipe, Glass, Sash, Putty, White lamd. Linseed Oil, which is warranted perfect!* i
Saddlery Hardware, and Carriage maker's Goods.
COAL ANI) WOOD COOK AND PAKLOIi STOVI>
Parlor and C 00k \\ ood and Coal Stoves. Regulators and Sheet Iron Stoves. Stove Pipe. Ac. N 1 o _
supply of the celebrated Cook stove GOVKIINOR, wliich is pronounced by all judges as the Uc-t > "
market. It is especially adapted to the Farmer's use. " ~f lj
As we have the largest and most complete Hardware Store on the New York and Erie Railroad, and "
purchase goods in the liest markets, ami by keepinga full assortineut, selling as cheap as possi lr.u
the patrouage of those doing business in this market. STOIUIS A i n-*"
Owcgo, X. Y. Oct. 21,185 G.
gj$ r g wow ZS THE TIME
j i MELAINOTYPES h AMBROTYPES CHEAP !
I \ G. H. WOOD
I \ITo s reduced his prices of all hinds of
■ Pictures icitk Cases , 25 jier c?w/.
Frames of all kinds kept on hand also at reduced pri
ces. Good Cases with Melaiuotypes, <,"> rents ; all other
kinds in proportion. Rooms open at all hours. Pictures
taken in all kinds of weather (except tor children.) All
Towanda, July 27,18.18.
GEO. lE. IU;?sTl N(i,
RESPECTFULLY informs his former customers and
the public generally, tint he has removed his
To one door south of Tracv A- Moore's store and imme
diately opposite l>. C. Hall's Stove and Tin Store M .inst
lie natters himself tlmt from hi* long experience in hn
sine-he will Is- shlc to please all who mar favor htm
with their coMoiu. Owing to the lose iires.tii* in the mo
ney market, he will make Coats from '• to St 50ech
mid othrr work in proportion for Rp \py p \ y
rooi,try Piodih rln payment, will not t„. refused it
Towanda March > I*'.*'.
| K. W A Tit Ot "S 11. W. SKWAHI).- 1 ■
RWATHOUS A Co.. DEAI-h-' ■
• HEAVY $• SHELF HARM* -* R " *
! 3, Water st. Klraira, X. V. .
We have recently made large additions to - , ■
i stock, and have now on hand arninphti
i ery description of Hardware, which in H
' cash prices; consisting of Mechanic* i
terials. Iron and steel, Vi -
age, Paints, Oils and Glass, Mill - j"' "
shape, cither Malay Gang or Circnl"" Br' '^B
Machine Pelting, of all width-, hotli eft- .
leather, Glass at wholesale. We are J, iri \
Merchants with Glass, Nails, scythe - l '' r ," ' ,
nfacturers prices. Tin, sheet iron, and t "1'
hand or made to order. „ 1301§B
CORTRACTOIFS TOOLS—Whcelbarron , H
1 vols, Blasting powder. Ac. , .Tnander
I Agents for Rich ft Wilder - * ■
Fairbanks Platform Scales, and Wr: u 1
lar saws. . > lBl !
sixes up to CO in>-h. always on ■
1 Fai tory Prices. Particular atteutiou p
j msil. n .p-l-'H
Khnira. April 7. 185&- K
I ADIKS' AND MISSKS WHJJ! ■
! JLJ Colored Lamb's Wool and -'* " - s _ yKK I
Boots, 81IOKS, iiats \Nj] 1 ■
i*f til ri|ttoiw, Aw " .H
which s err |ur<'ha" r H "1 th< mh i ll