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, 1<I while the pay and mileage amounted to sso9,-
nj iJ the contingent expenses amounted to 61.4., 1,565-
? lan happy however to be able to inform you that
i . the last fiscal year ending an the 3uth June. 1800,
d L un .„l.i expenditure's of the Government in all its bran
*e K-e, executive and judicial- exclusive of the
Hi,-debt were reduced to the sum of $J5,402,465,4U.
fata conclusively appears lrow the books ot the Treasu
the year ending on the 30th June, 1755, the total
. ithre exclusive of the public debt, amounted .o
-? sol 122 77, and that for the year endiug 30th Juue,
fs-.'i t0' *66 .340,226 13. While the books ot the Treasury
nw an act" ' l *"< l tare o $5 > 4- ,174 42 for the year
*d m ,r oil the 20th June, 1860, .deluding $1.040,6tjj ,1
f,r the contingent expenses of Congress, there must be
~-dinted F ROJ „ this aUP unt tie sum oi $ 1 216.000 26, with
,j' interest upon it of $1.,0.000. appropriated by the act
r Feh HOO, " for the purpose of supplying thedelicien
■ v in the revenues and defraying the ex peaces ot the
pLt-Oftice Department for the year ending JOth June,
, This sum, therefore, justly churgeable to the
r 1859 innst be deducted Trom the sum ol 659,645,-
W in'order to ascertain the expenditure to • the year
. nir'pii the 30th June iB6O, which leaves a balance b>r
fhe expenditures o. that year ot *55 402,465 46 The
• on the public debt, including Treasury notes for
"he same fiscal vear ending on the 30.h June. iB6O.
v.mt.Mi to $3.177,31 * r > 2 * which, added to the above
7m "I *55,402.365 46, makes the aggregate of *58,570,-
"ltomrht in justice to be observed that several of the
Jimites from the departments for the year ending -nth
June 1860, were reduced by Congress below what was
till is deemed compatible with the public interest.—
Glowing a l' 1""- '1 mrln 1,1 is , T?.j c :
I and lor other causes, it may be salely asserted that
Oi° -urn of *6l 000,000. or ot the most $62,006 000 is
ilniv sufficient to administer the Government, and to
MV the interest on the public debt, unless contingent
events, should hereafter render extraordinary expeudi
,UThi"iesuTt"li.is been attained in a considerable degree
lv the rate exercised by the appropriate departments in
pnu-i in" into public contracts. 1 have mvsell never in
terfered"with the award of any such coritrac-,, except in
sinalc case With the Colonization Society, deeming it
advi-able to cast the whole respotisibi ity in each case on
the or uer head ol the department, with the general in
struction that these contracts should alwajs be given to
the lowest and 1 est bidder. It has ever been my op.n
--• i the md.lic contracts are to t a legitimate souicC
7plwo. ge o be conlerrcd upon personal or political la
. ho, that in all such cases a public officer is bound
to act lor the Government as a prudent individual would
act for himself.
AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE, AC.
It is with great satisfaction 1 communicate the ftet
that since the date of my last Annual Message, not a
n'-igif -ia\e has been imported into the I uited Mates m
violitii-ii of the laws prohibiting the African s.ave trade.
Thi- statement is founded upon a tmirough eXamniat on
vol investigation of the subject. Indeed, the sjiiilt
which prevailed some time since am-.uga pmtiolt of our
Miow citizens in favor ol thie trade seems to have
"ulso ongratulate you upon the public scutimeirt wlnch
cow exi-ts agaiu.-t the crime ot setting on foot military
expeditious within the limits of the Lulled Mates, to
j.r.o t-t-d I roili thence and make war upou thei;.copila of
UOoflendiiig Sstotes, jrith coiun
Set countenance iu our
C °lt witlldua 'repetition to do more than refer.
with earnest commendation, to my
tiwis in-lavor ol the l'aclic nu.ioad-ot the grant of
jiower to the I'resiueiit to eiiq.loy the naval forte in the
Vi.init.-, Ir 11..-protection .of if"" and property o
onr ieli'ow-citigeus passing in transit ovei -lie dillc-.eiit
Central American state-, against sudden a'n Uw.ess :
outbreaks and dcpra.lutions ; and also to protect Ainert ,
ca:i merchant vessels, their erecVs and cargoes, against j
violent and unlawful seizure and confiscation in the ports |
of Mexico and the >"iith American republics, when these
luav be in a di-turbed and revolutionary cond tion. It is
nic'si tiled convieti-'ii, that without such a power we do
■ut atlord that protection to those sngaged in the coin
acrce of the country which they have a right to demand.
ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
I again recommend to Congress the j-a.-ssge of a .aw
in jo.r-uai.ee of the provisions of the I mist notion, ap
pointing a dac certain, previous to the 4th ot March, in
each year ol an cud number, lor the c r e. tion oi Kcpre
sentallVes throughout all the Mates. A similar powei j
has already been egvercised. Willi general approbation, in
the appointment ot llie same tl.y tiu-.-ugnout tiie Lnio
lor holding the election m Eieclois for i resident ai.d
Vice I'lt-siuene ol tiie United Mates. My attention a
earue-tly directed to tin.- suujecl Irom the fact, that Ihi
35t1. e oiigress terminated oiiliic*3d March, ls VJ. witiiou.
making life necessary appropr'.ftTe:!.- .ho the service o
I tie f'o-t Office Depafluieul. 1 wa- tG"* *• f 'ceo t • con-lu
er the best remedy lor mis omi—i m, and an immediate
call of the present Congress was Ihe natural resort. I'p
on inquiry, however, 1 ascertained that utu-c-ii out o! ti.c
thirty tlnee Stales composing the Coined" racy were vv.ui
out representative,-, alio thai, consequents . i.cse liticei,
Stales would be disiianchi.-ed l.y stn ha <aL. ihe.-e til
tteu Males wiii is.- in ll.c same conuiliou 4th oi
March next, leu ol tiieul eauuot elect iteore.-eutalives.
according to f-xistiiig .Btate laws, until the mouths o.
O .U.ber and Aovetliirer.
In my last message i gave warning that, in a time ol
r.adeu ami alaitiling danger, the salvation ol our insti
i ntrcis might uepeud upon the I'ie.siuert lOioiedlately lo
k -eamie a lull Congress to meet luc ot'otingeacy .
It is quite evident ibul the financial tiecesi
ot-s ot ttie GoVt riuiietit v\ i!'f rcfJirh a aiodifi
catioii ut' lite tariff duricg lite present session,
for the pttrpose ot iticreasitig the revenue. In
tt lis aspect k desire to reiterate the recommen
dation contained in my last two annual messa
ges, iu tavor of iniposfng specific instead Of
advalor. ttt duties oil ail imported articles to
which these can be properly specified. From
long observation and experience, I am cotiviu
Ct-d that specific duties are necessary, both to
protect the revenue and secure lo otrr luarruftrc-
interests that aiuonot of *Tifnleuta! en-
Couiagetuetit which Unavoidably results from a
As an abstiact proposition it may be admit
ted that ad ralore/n Unties Would, in theory, be
the most just and equal. Rut if the experi
ence of this and of ad other commercial na
tions lias demonstrated that suclt duties cau
nut lie assessed and collected without great
'rands upon tiie revenue, then it is the pTrt ol
, wisdom lo resort to specific duties. Indeed,
Tarn the veiy nature of an ad valorem du'v,
to must be the result. UndeT it the inevita
•tr-'isequeuce is that loreigu goods will be
--cd at less than their true value. The
-toury will, therefore, lose the duly on the
--Ttiice between their real and ficticious val-
I ®t. and to this extent we are defrauded.
Re temptations which ad valorem duties pre
j ? fct to a dishonest importer are irresitable. —
Uii object is to pass his goods through the
fjatow-llouse at tiie very lowest valuation
i"Wessaiey to save thetn from confiscation. Iu
tins lie too often succeed*, in spile ot the vig
ilimee ot the revenue officers. Hence the rc-
Wt to talse mvuices.one trfr the puretiaser and
•Wher lur the Cits tout House, aniJ to other
expedients to defraud the Government. The
loaesst importer produces his invoice to the col
rector, stating the actual price ut which he
purchased toe articles alnoad. Not so the
bisliouest importer and the agent of the for
l-o uiaiiuiacture. And here it may be ob
' lv td that a very large proportion of the
toiiu;uctures imported Irom abroad are cou
-5, 3 r| ietl lor sttle to commission merchants who
*'f Uit -' rL ' agents employed by the munufuctur
e " In such cases no actual sale has been
Me to fix their value. The foreign mauo
-7' !rer ,i' ' le he dishonest,prepares an invoice
i " l,; l-'bods, not at their actual value, but ut
vcry lowest rate necessary to escape de
u'-" 1 - Li this manner the dishonest imjyort
, ai ' ,J l ' ie loreign manufacturer enjoy a decid
a< vantage over the hottest merchant. They
enabled to undersell the fair trader,
1 i nve linn from the market. In fact the
pwaiion of this system has already driven
if ° I ,ursu ' lß °I honorable commerce many
(.i 7 c ' a ' 8 °f regular and conscientious mer
UN, whose charaeters.throughout the world,
j y pride of our country.
idP R*,. rtUltfl y ' or these evils is to be found in
Ve U 'ri Uies ' so ar as , ' l ' s mu l l ' l)e practica-
Cu: f . 7 d, T ,|ie Wll h any inquiry at the
the arG .! '" to l ' ie ac ' tosl Df value of
dutv .' ' ' P a^s tlie P rec 'Be amount of
no 'tem7t' <^ y fiXt ' d bj bw The J Present
foods in 10 the n PP raisers of foreign
> 'lO receive but small salaries, and
might, by uudervalution iu a few cases, render
Besides, specific duties best conform to the
requisition iu the constitution that "no prefer
ence shall be given by any regulation of com
merce or revenue to the ports of one State
over those of another." Under our ad valor
em system such preferences are to some extent
inevitable, and complaints have olten been
made that the spirit of this provision has been
violated by a lower appraisment of the same
articles at one port than at another.
An impression strangely enough prevails ro
some extent that specific duties are necessarily
protective duties. Nothing can be more fai
iacious. Great Britain glories in free trade,
and yet her whole revenue from imports is at
the present moment collected under a system
of specific duties. It is a striking fact in this
connection that, in the commercial treaty ot
the 23d of January, 1860, between France
and England, one of the articles provides ad
valorem duties which it imp ses shall be couvert
j ed into specific duties within six months (rem
its date, and tlleSe are to be ascertained by
making an average of life prices for six months
previous to that time. The reverse of the
proposition would be nearer to the truth, be
cause a much larger amount of revenue
would be collected by merely converting the
ad valorem duties of a tariff into equivalent
specific duties. To this extent the revenue
wodld be increased, and in the game prooora
tion the specific duty might be diminished.
Specific duties would secure to the Ameri
can manufacturer the incidental protection to
which he is fairly entitled under a revenue tar
iff, and td this* surely no person would object.
The framers of (lie existing tariff luite gone
further, and in a liberal spirit have discrimi
nated in favor of iarge and useful branches of
our manufactures, not by rafting tlie rate of
duty upon the importation of similar articles
from abroad, but what is the same in effect,
by admitting articles free of duty which cuter
into the composition of their fabrics.
Under the present system it has been often
trulj - remarked that the incidental protection
decreases when the manufacturer needs it
most, and increases rlien he needs it least,
und Coiistitdtes a sliding scale which always
operates against him. The revenues of the
country are subject to similar fluctuation. In
stead of approaching a steady standard, as
Wofll'l be the case under a system of specific
duties, they sink and rise with the sinking and
rising prices of articles iu foreign countries. It
would not be difficult for Congress to arrange
a system of specific duties which would afford
additional stability both to our revenue and our
manufactures, and without injury or injustice
to any interest of the country. This aright
be accomplished by ascertaining the average
value of any given article for a series or years
at the place of exportation, and by simply
conve.ting the rate of ad valorem duty upon
it which might be deemed necessary for rev
enue purposes, into the form of a specific duty.
Such an arrangement could not injure the con
sumer. If he should pay a greater amount Of
tint? one year, this would bo count" rbalaneed
by a lesser amount the next, and in the end
the aggregate would be the same.
I desire to call your immediate attention to
the present condition of the Treasury, so ably
anil clearly presented by the Secretary in his
report to Congress ; and to recommend i hut
measures be promptly adopted to enable it to
di charge its pressing obligations. The other
recommendations of the report are weil worthy
of your favorable consideration.
I herewith transmit to Congress the reports
of the Secretaries of War, of the Navy, of
the Interior, and of the Pu-t Muster General.
Therecomttcfida'tfons and suggestions which
they contain are highly valuable, ami deserve
your careful attention.
The report of the Post-Master-Genera! de
tails lhe circumstances under which Cornelius
Yanderbilt, on my request, agreed, in the
month of July lest, lo c..rr* the ocean mails
between our Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Had
he not thus acted, this important intercom
muuicatiori must have been suspended, at least
for a season. The Postmaster General had no
power to make him any other compensation,
than tin* postages ott the mail matter which
he might carry. It was known at the
time that these postages would fall far short
of an adequate con?p*nsJtion. as well as
of the sum which the same service had previ
ously cost the Government Mr. Vandcrbilt,
in a commendable spirit, was willing to rely
upon the justice of Congress to make np tlie
deficiency i and I, therefore, recommend that
an appropriation may be granted for this pur
I should do great injustice to the Attorney-
General tfere I t6 omit the mentib'u of his di
tingnished services in the measures adopted
and prosecuted by him for the defense of the
Government against numerous and unfounded
claims to iand in California, purporting to have
been made by thh Mexican Government pre
vious to the treaty of cession: The successful
opposition to these claims has saved to the
United States public property worth many
millions Of dollars, and to individuals holding
title under them to at least an equal amount.
It has been represented to me, ffcnr sources
which I deem reliable, that the inhabitants in
several portions of Kansas have been reduced
nearly to a state of starvation, on account of
tiie almost total failure of their crops, while
the harvests in every other portion of the
country have been abundant. The prospect
before them for the approaching Winter is
well calculated to enlist the sympathies Of ev
ery heart. The destitution appears to be so
general that it cannot lie relieved by private
contributions, and they are in such indigent cir
cumstances as to be unable to purchase the
necessaries of life for themselves. I refer the
subject (o Congress. If any constitutional
measure for their relief can be devised, I would
recommend its adoption.
I cordially commend to your favorable ri •
gard the interests of the people of this Dis
trict. Tficy are eminently entitled to your
consider,itian, especially since unlike the Bta!G,
they can appeal to no government except that
of the Union. JAMES BUCHANAN.
Washington, Dec. 3, 1800.
B6T'our columns will be found this week
entirely occupied with the President's Message.
In order to lay this importaut document be
fore the public at the earliest moment, we go
to press with it alone, reserving all comments
upon it for a future time. The message will
be.fouud entire with the exception of "Foreign
Relations," which owing to their length, and
lack of interest to the commmtiity in compari
son with domestic matters, we have thought
best to defer. An abstract will be given next
Thursday Morning, December 6, 1860.
To the Patrons of the Reporter.
Iu accordance with the notice which was
given last week, the present number of the
Reporter appears under the name of a new
publisher. In undertaking the manage
ment of a newspaper, it is usual to indulge in
a " salutatory," in which is set forth the course
the paper is intended to pursue, and the fea
tures which are intended to (rcofflrhend it to the
public.* 1 We hopd we may be exCnsed from
doing either. The Reporter has so long been
a pleasant visitor to the fireside, and has so
long, by (he advocacy of those principles
which have made the name of the country n
" tower of strength," merited the confidence
and respect of its patrons under its former
publisher, that it would be presumptions in us
to say any more than that it rill be our con
stant effort to maintain for it that preeminence
which it now possesses. How well we may
be able to accomplish this, time alone will de
termine ; but we hope that with the assistance
we shall from time to time receive trom the
pen of Mr. Gooritfcrt, that the change will be
less a change than may have been anticipa
We are of those who believe that the value
of a newspaper is not measured by the length
of its articles, nor bjr the number of lines
that may be written upon subjects which
may be its editors particular hobby ; but rather
from its judicious seiections, its collation of
news, and brief and concise articles upon what
may be the exciting topics of the day ; and we
shall endeavor to shape our course accord
We shall endeavor to procure ns far as pos
sible, all the local news of interest, and to
this end we hope to receive aid from friends in
town and county who will interest themselves
in the matter. A good array of local trans
actions speaks well of the activity of a town,
and we hope as we become better acquainted
with the people to be able tcmake this feature
The ready pay system which has been the
rule of the paper heretofore, but Which lias
not been rigidly adhered te'o, will hereafter be
striekiy enforced. YTe believe it to'be for the
best interest of both parties, and we hope our
friends will view it accordingly. We shall
endeavor to make the paper an equivalent for
t.i'e dollar, and this can oniy be done as we
have the means to do it.
That our intercourse may be pleasant and
profitable, ir.'j that tlie paper may command
that generous support which we shall labor to
insure for it, is the earnest wish of
At a rf'g'ilar meeting of Franklin
Fire Co., No. 1, *iMd at the Engine House on Saturday
evening, December Ist, ftCO, the following officers were
elected for the ensuing year •
Foreman. —J. V. GEIGER.
Ist Assistant —ASA DOIGI.ASS.
2nd Assistant.— HKNKY ESSES WINK.
Feprman HF.NKY L. ADAMS.
Stcrt'ary. IBA If. HCMVHKEY.
Treasure- . J. W. Mix.
In Towanda Dee., 2d, J'.VTH r/ V C. wife of HORATIO
; BI.ACK, of CorTsufTption, £ged 46 years and 22 days.
In Middletown, Susquehanna County, Nov. 6th, 1-cn.
S.VItAH CAN FIELD, wife of Jeremiah Cantield, aged
Sister Canficld was born in
ried in* 1702. In 1-02. she removed J.. itli her husband
to the town of Miuulctown, Susquehanna Co. Being the
wife of one of the early settlers she was deprived of
many priiiieges, endured much toil and many hardships.
She was endeared to a larffe circle of friends, and her
deeds of chari y and benevolence will long tie retained in
the minds of the poor. She failed gradually during the
la<t six montbsy.t' her life, and tor some time before she
died she vf.ls conscious that it was her last illness, and
she exhorted fiAr friends to he faithful, and to meet her
in heaven. She huried her youngest snn in youth. Her
eldest soon liSed to pass the prime of life. She left eight
children with their heads silvered with ace. sixty grand
childre ', a number of great grand children, and two
great grarfc! children's children, dowtf to the filth gene
ration. I'. C.
I r N. wfLLTA ms, A TTORX/: rA T
l i • LA 11', CANTON PA., will attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his care in the courts of Bradford, Tioga
Lycomin* aAd Fifllivan Go's. Dec. C. 1860.
No Cliarse unless as Advertised.
To Farmers, Hoist and Mute Gravers, and
ail interested in the Isi and Utility
of Dam~ stic A viola is.
A R.ROCKWELL, who trained and ex-
T\ hihited the celebrated horse, "Morgan Tiger, - '
which attracted so much attention at the fairs of iB6O,
having examined all popular systems ot managing and
using vicious horses,discards some notlons.adopta others,
and by personal experience and years of practice and
successful experiments, on hundreds of horses jacks,and
mules, begs leave to inform the people of this place that
he has with him Messrs. E. G. Cotf-le ot Green, and M.
1). Hulhurt of Harpersville.and is now prepared to break
and train the above animals and oxen, steers and heifers,
Of all Dispositions.
We nse no drugs or medicines whatever, to pnt them
under any unnatural intiuetice, hut take them in their
natural state and operate upon their intelligence by the
Teaching them our Will!
We shall lie in Towanda by the 10th of December, and
remain one week, and longer if business requires, and
invite those having animals of vicious habits to bring
thertt'to us and come themselves and witness our method
ot curing them'. We will teach any one how to train the
most vicious horse for $— and will train any horse for
We will teach any man how to take colts that have
never been handled, so that in a short time he can ride
them, stand on their backs and walk on them, drive them
without reins, and make any horse, however vicious, lie
down in fifteen minutes, so you can take his legs in your
arms and knock his feet together, or by handling him a
short time, perform feats with him never equalled in
America or the World!
Although these performances may seem to be almost
magical and supernatural, the ojierations that produce
these effects are so simple that anyone will understand
them immediately, and he able to practice them with
succes ; and are performed without any risk to horse or
People having pet horses for their children can have
tliera taught to kneel or lie down, and fancy tricks ol all
We would say to persons who wish to learn this art to
avliil themselves of this opportunity.
All diseases attended to. Pricking and Docking done
in a workmanlike manner.
A. H. ROCKWELL A CO.
ANOTMER ASSORTMENT OF
GONSISTING IN PART OF
GRACE DE MESSINA,
AND OTHER DRESS GOODS.
CANTON & WOOL FLANNELS,
Cassimercs, Denims, Jeans, t£ 'c.,
JUST RECEIVED BY
H. S. ML'RCUR.
_l>ee. 6ih. 16C0- __
IX PRICES OP
The subscriber offers bis very Large Stork of Coots of
bis oWn man.facture and also ais Extensive and well
selected assortment of
LADIES' FINE WORK,
of ail styles and varieties for tlie remainder of this Sea
son to Cash Customers at prices which make it a great
inducement to give hiin a call before purehiug elsewhere.
ADo, an unusually large stock of
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS
at reduced prices to suit the times. Also, a fine assort
CRQCK E Ft Y ,
which 1 wilt sell at bargains, in order to close that
branch of my busirfe.ss.
FCLFR TONS BOONETON NAILS,
CA STSTE EI. SIIOI EL S,
MA AIRE FORKS,
R.N ILL VV 7 t, <TI7-T> 1 IT.
Pee. 1. 1860. J. P. HUMI'HREY.
M U S iC.
UIIUICK respectfully informs the people
• of Towanda and vicinity, tha lie is prepared for
giving LESSONS OX THE PIANO. Also that he
Tunes and Repairs Pianos
npon reasonable terms, and insures perfect satisfaction.
Itooms in Render's Bindery, south end of Ward House.
Pec. 6th. IMIO. firn.
CPECIAL COFTRT.— Notice is HEREBY#*
kO en that a Special Court f Common pleas v.T.I be
held in an r ? for the county of Bratfoi .1 at toe oonrt house
in "fowanda, corntnrnchqf on MONDAY the 14th day ot
January next, l>6o.at 2 o'clock p. ui.. and to continue
one week, at which the Hon. Robert G. White will pre
side f'ir the trial of the following causes to wit:
No. 268 Feb. T, Is,id, A B Smith vs. Samuel Eellura,
et. nl.. ejcc'nmpt.
No. lir. Sep'.. T. 1853, Tsrae! Smith vs.. Samuel Kt-1-
lum, et. at.,—trespass.
No. 310, Feb. T, !>-57, TJitard Overton vs. A BSmith
No. 470, Sept. T, 1857, Israel Smith vs. Samuel Kel
luin 2d., et al—trover.
And such other causes as may L" at issue and for trial
at that time.
Snbpoeuajf rcfurnabie at 2 o'clock p- m., oc' Monday
the 14th das of January, as aforesaid.
A LI.EX McKEAXy
Prot's Ofifice. Towanda, Xov. 6. 1860. Prot y.
\ DMINISTRATORS'NOTICE. -Notice
jt\. is hereby given, that nl! persons indebted to tbees
tate of NATHAN DERBY, ia'e ot Ailiany, deceased,
are hereby requested to make immediate payment.and.a'.l
persons having claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement.
Nov. 8,1860. Adm'r.
NOTICE.—Notice is here-
LJ by given, that ail persons indebted to the es
tate of HENRY C. BROWN, late of Springfield twp. de
ceased, are hereby requested to make payment . iihout
delay, antf ui pef-on-t! .ving claims against said , tute,
will present them duly authenticated for settlement.
CHARITY ANN BROW X,
Oct S4. 1860. Executors.
EXECUTOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice is here
by given, that all persons indebted to the estate of
GEORGE BOWMAN, late of Towanda tp. deceased, are
hereby requested to make payment without delay ; and
tho.se'having demands against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement.
LORENZO 1). BOWMAN,
LEROY M. BOWMAN,
Oct. 18,18C0. Executors.
T DM IN IST A TITO R'S NOTlCE—Notice
jLx. is hereby given, that all persons indebted to the
estate ot ANDREW CUMIN'S, late of Springfield tp.,
dee'd., are hereby requested to make payment without
delay ; and a 1 ! persons having claims against said estate
will present them duly authenticated for settlement.
Oct. IS, 185?. Adiii'r.
NOTICE — Notice is bere
-Li bv given, that nil persons indebted to the estate of
OLIVER ELLSWORTH, late ot Orwell tp., deceased,
are hereby requested to make payment without delay ;
and all persous having claims against said estate will
present them duly authenticated for settlement.
C. G. GRIDLEY,
Oct. 18.18C0. Executor.
AI) MINI ST R ATO R'S N OTIC E.—Notice
is hereby given, that all persons indebted to the es
estate of FREDERICK C.BALL)WIN,Iate of Herrick.dee'd
must make immediate payment, and all persons having
demands against sard estate will present them duly au
thenticated fof settlement.
LYDIA ANN BXLDWIN,
PEMBROKE S. SQUIRES,
Sept. 27, 1860. Administrator.
\ DMINIStRATOR'S NOTlCE.—Notice
il. is hereby given that, all persons indebted to the es
tate of ZERAH ROCKWELL, late of Monroe town
ship, dee'd, are hereby requested to. m3ke immediate
payment, and all persons liaving claiins against said
estate will present them duly authenticated for settle
H. L. SCOTT,
Oct. 29, 1860 Administrator.
EXECUTOR S NOTICE —Notice is here
by given that all persons indebted to the estate ot
HIRAM C- FOX. dec d., late of Towanda twp., must
make immediate payment, and all persons having demands
iigainst said estate, will present tliem duly authenticated
? FILLER FOX.
Oct. 27,1850 Executor
HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED TTIE SECOND LARGE
STOCK FOR THE SEASON, OF
FALL & WINTER
WHERE WILL BE FOUND A LARGE STOCK OF
WORSTED DRESS 699D5,
GLOVES & HOSIERY,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
CLOTHS CASS DIE RES AND
HIJATS Ac CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
CARPETS, FLOOR OIL ('LOSIIS,
I)R. VOCETTS, MA TTRESSES,
MA TTS, PAPER-HANGINGS,
TRA NSPA RENT WIN
BROCCATELLS U DAMASKS,
TABLE AND PIANO COVERS,
Bleached and unbleached Tabic Dan ask.
White Damask, Table Cloths all sizes,
Napkins, Towel, Diapers,
Lace and Embroidered Curtain Mualin9,
Rose Blankets, Counterpanes,
Linen Sheeting l ,
Pillow Uase Linens, Sheeting.
And Pillow-Cease Muslins,
LOOKiNG GLASSES, AC.
Just received at the
To which special attention is invited.
Chiniz-Patterns end Fast Colors,
Worth 20 cents per yard, now for sale at ONE SHIL
LING per yard, at the
Bogs to announce that he h s on hand and is constantly
receiving from the Manufacturers,
LADIES' CLOTH CLOAKS,
of the latest styles and most unproved patterns. He
would respectfully invite the attention of the ladies to
thorn, and also to a large stock of BROCIIE LHAWLS
at half their value.
All the desirable colon of double, single, and split Zeph
yrs, and Shetland woo 4 will always be found at the
AT PANIC PRICES
JUST opened AT Tin: keyoTON" STORU, A
LARGE STOCK OF
Purchased during the present panic, much below their
market value, and are offerep for sale correspondingly
low. [Nov. 29, 15C0.]
BAJOU'S KID CLOVES.
All sizes, in colors, black and white, of these celebrated
Gloves will always be found at the KEYSTONE STORE.
PRlCE. —Ladies, SI.OO ; Gents, $1,2.7.
E>ALMORAL SKIRTS —For sale at low
l ' rices al th 3 KEYSTONE STORE.
3rocm Scalier Wanted.
TNE subscriber will pive employment for
some months to come to a GOOD BROOM MAKER
who can come well recommended.
Ulster, Nov. 13, 1860. A. B. SMITH.
TO PERSONS OUT OF EMPLOY
MENT. Agents Wanted in every Co. of the U. S., to
engage in the sals of some of the be-st and most elegant
ly illustrated Works published. Our publications are of
the most interesting character, adapted to tne wants of
the Farmer, Mechanic and Merchant: they are published
in the best style and bound in the most substantial man
lier, and are worthy a place IU the Library of every
household in the Land.
To men ot enterprise and industrious habits,this busi
ness others an opportunity for profitable employment sel
donf to lie met with.
Persons desiring to act as agents will receive prompt
ly by mat! full particulars, terms. &e., by addressing
LE A BY, GETZ CO., Publishers.
No. 224 North Second street. Philadelphia.
A. WXCKHAIHX 6l SON,
XT7OULD respectfully announce to the public that they
W have purchased of J. I>. Humphrey, his entire
stock of DRY GOODS, and in addition are now receiv
ing, from New York, large -applies of Goods adapted to
the season, embracing ail tiie varieties of
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, IIATS & CAPS,
YANKEE NOTION'S, Ac.
Which they now offer for sale, at the store formerly oc
cupied by Humphrey 1% Wick ham, (west side of the t'uh
lic Square). They would most cordially invite all to call
and examine their extensive assortment, as they are de
termined to olfcr their goods, for cash, at such prices as
cannot fail to suit the closest purchaser
N. B.—Dealers can be supplied by us with Gents Bo
soms and Collars, Sewing Silks andGillott's l'eus, at the
Towanda, Oct. 22, 1860. O. I). WICKHAM.
To Whom it may Concern!
ALL persons liaving unsettled accounts, notes, or judg
ments, with the late firm of J. WOODBCRN & CO.
that is now in the hands of the subscriber, must be paid
immediately, in order to save cost.
L. t. MOODY.
Rome, Nov. 1,1860.
T TONS IRON— AII sizes and qualities at
O TPA'Cr A MOORE'S
NOV. 24, I860:
CONSISTING OF EVERY VARIETY, STYLE AND
LADIES DRESS GOODS,
PRINTS AND GINGHAMSj
BOOTS <Sc SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
CROCKEkY, HARDWARE, Etc.
Feci in it confident that we are now prepared to meet
file wants of ALL, we would call ihe attention of the
public to our
which will Le sold at greatly reduced prices for CASH at
N..v. 2D. I*6o. TRACY k MOORE.
~(\i \ KKGS NAILS— Jnst received at
/v " / [ Nov. 2bJ TRACY A MOORE'S.
T) AI NTS, OILS, GLASS & PUTTY at
I _ TRACY & MQQRE'S.
CHAD, MACKINAW, CODFISH, Ac.,
O nt TRACY A MOORE'S.
New Fail and Winter Gtfods
Wm. A. Rockwell's,
/"10MPP.ISING the cheapest and handsomest lot of Dry
V -' Gooffs '.\cr uffere-t In this market.
DRE-S GOODS—Merino Prints, Ginghams, Repps,
Ciicne Mohairs. Canton Cloths, Grerieiie 0c Laines, fig
ured Coburgs, More'.ia Cloth. Plain and Printed Thibets,
Hamilton. Manchester and Wool de Laines. Figured No
veana, poi! de Ch&vres, Black Plaid Figured Marcciine a
Gro de Rhine Silks, at
SHAWLS—Broche, Bay State, C'nenlle, Glenffer and
Gentlemen's Shawls, 1 .suics Scarfs, Cloakings and Tas
I'MBROItfnKIES, Laces. Edgings, Pirnltv, Bands,
Veils, Coifures, Ribbons. Velvets, Bounets and Flowers,
KNIT-GOODS, Ladies' and Children's Hoods, Nubias,
Children* Sacks, Mantle? and Rocks, at
GENTLEMEN'S GOODS—Cloths, Cassirneres, Satinet
Jean-. Itinims, Suspenders. Cravats, Collars, Shirts,
S'.irt Bosoms, Drawers and Under-Shirts, Hats, Caps,'
Gloves and Hosiery, a*.
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. Curtain Draperies,
. 01! Cloths. Furniture Prints. Traking, Paper Hangings,
Window Shades, Bed and Table Spreads, at
SHEETINGS, Shirtings, Jaqnered ar.d Scuta Linea
Diaper. l.'ii.uask Table Cloths and Napkins, at
YANKEE NOTIONS, Combs, Buttons, Brushes.
Threads, Statienery, Pins, Needles, Hooks ann Eyes,
l.ooki :g Glasses, Percussion Caps, Beads, Bugles, Plated
Forks and Spoons, Crochet Needles, Knitting Pins,'
Zephyrs, Scotland Wool and Scotch Yarns, at
CROCKEDV, Hardware. Glass, Sas'a, Oils, Paints,
Nails. I*; • ty, Burning Fluid, Camphene. Kerosine. Wood
-.-nware. Bird Cages. Boots, Shoes and Leather, at
GROCERIES—The best Crushed ar.d Pulverised I.oaf,
Brown and< ire, Black and Green Teas. Java
and Rio Coffee, Chocolate, Syrups, Molasses, Tobacco,
| Spites, Indigo, Starch, Soap, Crackers, Saleratus, Cream
1 Tartar, and everything else in the line will be found at
1 ALSO—Fresh Ground Cayuga Plaster, at
Many thanks for the liberal encouragement hitherto
extended us. an 1 we shall endeavor to continue to give
i satisfaction to all our customers, old and new.
WILLIAM A. ROCKWELL,
No. 1, Patton's Block.
! Towanda, October IS, 1860.
CHEAP GOODS AT
J.H. PHINNEY'S, JR.
iYe, 3, Pat ton's Bloc. 1 :.
FTAVING made up his mind to make the Mercantile
Fi business a permanent business would most respect
i hilly solicit his old customers and the public generally to
J give him a cail and examine his almost entire new stock
j id Goods, just receiving, and which t-e offers at very re
i duccd prices, for Cash or most kinds of Country Pro
| dure. He seas particular attention
! Large stock of Domestic Goods, Sheetings, Shirtings,
! Dentins, Ticks. Stripes, Linen and Cotton Diapers, Dam
| ask Table and Morse ills Bed Spreads, Jeans, Tweeds,
i Flannels, Ac.
Prints, Gingham's, O'bergs, all Wool and Union Delaines,
Reps, Plaids, Black bilks, Ac.
Stock of Clothing, which is the Cheapest In Towanda,
aud ail warranted.
TO IT IS
Large assortment of Men's ahd Boy's Hats and Caps, at
Combs, Brushes, Hair Pins, N^ e dk"b Crochet Needles,
Zephyr, Shetland Yarn, and everything in the notion
Large stock of Straw oid Chip Bonnets, Ruches, Flow
ers, Ac., which will be sold wholesale or retail 25 per
cent cheaper than at d'nv other place iu town.
Crockerv, Glissnn? Hardware, Boots and Shoes, for
Ladies, Misses, Men ant Children, at Bargains.
Large stock of Groc. ries. Brown, Coffee. White and Pul
veri'zed Sugars, f-es'n Linseed and Lamp Oils, White
Lead Zinc, Putty. Sash. Nails, Coffee, Tea See.
Good Molasses at IN per gallon. Prints from sto 10 cts.
per yard. Coats' Thread 4 cts. Best Hoop Skirts 50
cts per doz. Yellow Bank, fine cut. Tobacco 25 cts per
11>. Smoking Tobacco, 8 cts. per lb., and everything
cheap at PHINNEY'S.
Towanda, Oct. 2C, 1860.
$5 00 PREMIUM
AND THE ITHCHASE MONEY WIi.L EE TAID TO AI.L rtr*-
Celebrated Familv Seeing .Machines,
N'OW for sale at the Towanda Agency, fer retnrnlng
them, if alter one month's trial they do not prove
satisfactory. These Machines have been thoroughly test
ed in this County during the nasi year, and was award
ed the first premium at the State Fair at Wyoming, and.
we only ask now that all wanting a first class Sewing
Machine to try them.
Five thousand of these machines have been already
sold in different portions of the country, aud the satis
faction that they invariably give wariantees in making
the above liberal aff'er.
We can rerer to a large number who are uspjg these
machines, in their families, in the different towns of this
County, tor a list of which see another column.
Great inducements are offered to local Agents, for oth
er counties in this state,
■ Plain Machine, Walnut Table, Tools, Ac., 140 00
" Reiser's Feed, • 45 00
j Extra Ornamented Machine, Mahogany Table, ,
! Tools,Ac 45 f*G
do do Kelscv Feed 50 00
j Needles 10 Cents each ■
j llemmers, turning any width] from one sixteenth
to two inches 5 00
tBT All orders by mail or express will receire prompt
! attention. Persons not l-.uring the full amount can h*
accommodated w ; tV, gh.,,1 rvedlt.
8. F. SHAW, . IN .