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o. GOODRICH EDITOR.
Thursday Morning, April 16, 18C3.
COUNTY CONVENTION !
The Loyal citizens of Bradford county
•who desire cordially to unite in sustaining
the NATIONAL AND STATE ADMIN
ISTRATIONS, in their patriotic efforts'
to suppress a sectional and unholy rebel-'
lion against the unity of the Republic, and j
wlio desire to support, by every power of
the Government, our heroic brethren in
arms, who arc braving disease and the per-;
ils of the field, to preserve the UNION i
OF OUR FATHERS, and who will sup-!
port the nominees of the State Convention j
hereafter named, are requested to meet iu j
their several election districts, at such ;
hour and places as may be designated by j
the Committee of A igilance, hereafter j
designated, on the afternoon or evening of!
SATURDAY, the 2d of MAY, 1863, and ,
select two delegates to represent said dis-;
trict in a County Convention, to be held
at the Court House, in the borough of To
wanda, on MONDAY ID ENING, the 4th
of MAY, for the purpose of electing Del- j
egates to the State Convention, to be held
at PITTSBURG, on WEDNESDAY, the :
Ist day of JULY next, and take such fur- j
ther action as may he deemed necessary 1
to strengthen the Government in this hour i
of its peril, and to exhibit to the just ex- !
ecration of mankind all who sympathize 1
A full attendance of all citizens who !
honestly entertain the foregoing senti
ments are cordially invited at the prelim -'
S. W. ALYORD, Chairman.
Towanda, April 1, 1863.*
COMMITTEES OV VIGILANCE I
ALBANY William Lee, 11 Lathi, Jr., Russell Miller.
ATHENS Tr—J F Oven-hire. Abrn rtiiell, John Griffin.
ATHENS lieu— l) I" Park, II W Rockwell. W II Fritcber
AIIMENI v—John Tonilinson, Coral Webler, R.Mason,Jr
ASYLUM— O 1> Chamber!; n, E R Deloujj, \V F Cole.
RUKLINGTON l'wi' —Roswell Luther, John Travis, Jr.,
BUKI.INC.TON W—R It Phelps, J B M'Kean, Ed Lownis.
BURLINGTON Bono— S W Miller, A Morley, Dr Everett.
CANTON —E Lilley, John S Mix. E Landon.
COLUMBIA—P P Beckham, W" II Gernett, Alv. Cornell.
FKANKI.IN— Cha*. White, Nelson Gilbert, T T Smiley.
GRANVILLE— W Buuyon.John Styles, Ward Warren.
HEKKIUK— A 11 Brown J J Anderson, A B Wetmore.
LITCHFIELD— II Wolcott, S BCarmcr.Milo Merrill.
LEROY —A J Walter. Fred Barber, II R Palmer.
MONROE Twr—Clark (Jammings, 11 Sweet, 1) 11 Black
.MONROE Bono—l. Blackmail, E ITc.ntley, A Mnllan.
OVERTON —S Anablc, Jas llavcrly, Leßoy Haverly.
ORWELL—O J Chubbuck. Isaac Marsh, J Gorham.
PIKE -G W Brink. E S Skocl, A B Pay son.
ROME BORO—O F Young, I, I, Moody, II Yonts.
ROME Twr—J G Towner, M K Taylor, Joseph Seelry.
RIDGBURY—B F Buck, E R Beckwith, 0 Chamherlin.
SNUSUEQUIN —Chas Chaffee. G Childs, G W Kinney.
SOUTH CHEEK—I) P Hildreth, W Y Gliues, P J lean.
STRING FIELD —I' llarkness, Jccl Adams, G Voorhis.
SMITHKIELD—I, 11 Jerrould, T) Kellogg, G Randall.
STANDING STONE —W Griffi--, G A Stevens, II Gordon.
-VI.VANIA Bono—C Merrill. G P Monro. E G Tracy.
TVSCARORA —M Montgomery, 11 Taylor, C.'Shnmway.
TOWANDA NORTH—F Watts, 1> Kennedy, Silas Mills,
i . .VANDA Poll- -W G White, B S Russell, J A Codding.
TOWANDA Tr—J M Swart wood, G W Seoville.G 11 Fox.
TKOV Bono—G 1) Long, R Kendall. II Huntington.
. ov Twr—N Wood, .las Ward, I. Runyon, Jr.
TERRY —J F Dodge, Edmund Horton Jonathan Terry.
T'[. ;—G N ichols, E I'. Moore, B A Pettis.
V. IES JII Carey, Wm Howell, J Whittnker.
WINDHAM—J W Warner. B Kuvkendall, Ja- Newman.
V: N Sliepavd II Yooiliris, L Grinneil.
V. YALUSIFG— Jas Fee, I. P Stafford, J V VanAuken.
WIXJIOT—J W Ingham. C E Bargess, C SStowell.
WY-OX. —J A* Gciger, J 11 Smith, JI J Coolbaugh.
THE ADDRESS OF TIIE DISORGANIZERS.
The thimble-riggers of the so-called People's
party, have issued an address, calling a County
Convention, defining t'ue purposes of that or
ganization, and setti-g forth the machinery
by which it is to be operated. The manifesto
is signed by the County Committee —but its
windy and unintelligible sentences, " long
drawn oat," high sounding words and weak
attempts at wit, with a general imiddiness of
expression, and an entire absence of point,
betray most unmistakably its author. At a
time when something definite was expected
to satisfy the public demand as to the objects
of the new scheme, this address would damage
the reputation of a fifth-rate pettifogger.—
The public is no more enlightened as to any
great objects to be effected, than before this
brilliant political paper was published. It is
a jumble of hifalntia', Pennsylvania rail road,
and pretentiousness, if the author studied to
avoid giving offense to the Copperhead por
tion of the " unholy alliance" lie has succeeded
admirably. If he meant to give expression to
views demanded by the times, he has made a
We are pleased to see, however, that the
leaders, judging from this paper, have given
up their conservative calculations. Last fall,
there were strong indications that the meas
tires of the Government, adopted to put down
the rebellion, were distasteful to the movers
in this People's party, and that their sympa
thies were with those who were embarrassing
the vigorous prosecution of the war—but now
as the sentiment o( the country has manifested
ilscif in rebuke cf the Copperheads a healthier
disposition seems to have taken pes-ession of
the leaders. Peihaps thay deem a "change
of base" necessary, and are pursuiug their
" new tactics." They say, now :
" It is a principle inherent in true patriots to despise
extremes Let us, one and all, manifest our true loyalty,
by rendering an unconditional support to the Govern
ment in the prosecution of the war for the suppression
of the unholy southern rebellion, upon the principle that
it is both wrong and impolitic to embarrass t'ue Adminis
tration at Washington by raising political tests
at this time in respect to the prosecution of the war
Let us stand by the Government, and aid it in the pres
ent struggle with traitors, until the war is brought to a
successful termination, and settle political questions af
terwards, as justice,and the exigencies of the limes may
Kecra to require."
If this means something more than on ex
esse for a coalition with those who] persifif in
" raising political tests " to " embarrass the
Administration at Washington," we are re
joiced to see even such a slight evidence of a
return to reason, and this " switching off'' from
the " Conservative " programme laid down
last fall. Such meaningless generalization as
is contained in the address, however, will not
satisfy public expectation, and the leaders in
this movement must show their hands more
plainly, notwithstanding the danger there may
be of giving offense to their democratic allies.
The country Las so unmistakably rebuked the
; clamorers for peace, that even the Democrats
are now joining in the popular demand for a
vigorous prosecution of the war, for the sup
pression of the rebellion. Men who, a few
months ago, were calling for peace npon al
i most auy terms, warned by the sentiment both
'of the country and the army a.e now rampant
war men. This healthy tone, we are glad to
observe, has effected the leaders of the Peo"
pie's party. We presume there will be DO
more carping at the President's Emancipation
Proclamation, nor ridicule of arming " Ameri-
I can citizens of African descent."
The plan of nominating candidates proposed,
is what is known as the " Crawford County
System," by which candidates are balloted
for at the primary meetings. This system of
making nominations is not a new one—altho'
it 3 novelty here is seized upon to give it popu
lar favor. It has been tried for years, in sev
erel counties in this State, as well as in other
States, and prcved an utter failure, leading to
fraud, and giving popular dissatisfaction. On
its face, it appears fair, and calculated to ex
press the popular will in the selection of can
didates. A little reflection, with the concur
eut testimony of experience, will satisfy any
voter, that it is impracticable. # We know that
iu years gone by, it has been thought of, and
discussed in reference to our County politics.
This paper has brought it to the consideration
of the voters of the County. And as strange
as it may appear, the very men who now pro
pose to adopt it in hopes of gulling the public,
were the ones who were most vcberueut in
denouncing it. The delegate system, we are
aware, is liable to abuse. Can any system be
adopted, that will not be abused by dishonest
men ? Aud we believe the " Crawford Coun
ty system" opens the door to more opportunity
for fraud, bargaining, and local trafficiug,
than any other.
It is proposed it) this address to allow the
Democratic party to take part in their prima
ry meetings and vote for the candidates. This
is the proffered remedy for dictation and intol
erance in the Republican organization. Now,
we don't suppose it is intended to allow the
Democrats any share of the offices to be voted
for. Things are not quite ripe enough for
that yet. Rut suppose Col. PIOLLET and the
other Democratic leaders (if the Democracy
has any other leader), agree who shall be the
candidates of the People's party. Thny pass
around the word to the faithful, who to vote
for. Is there any doubt as to the result, or
any question as to whose votes will make the
nomination? A more cunningly devised scheme
could not be, to throw the control of the peo
ple's party into the hands of the Democracy.
The bolters from the Republican party may
differ as to who shall be the candidates, but
the Democracy will cast a solid vote, accord
[ iug to the secret instruction of the leaders. —
; The masses of the people's party are handed
'over to the control of the Copperheads,
i and if that is their likiug, we wish them joy
I of their leaders !
The whole tendency of this disorganizing
movement is to strengthen and build up the
Democratic party. The leaders are aware
of this, but for the temporary success of their
personal schemes they are willing to see it
done. The prime movers in the People's par
ty, are disappointed office seekers, soured by
their long-deferred hopes, smarting under a
sense of the want of public confidence,and wil
ing to make a wreck of all the principles they
have ever professed, if they can gratify their
indignant feelings of hate and disappointment.
Their inevitable tendency is towards the Dem
ocratie party, and their endeavors will be to
take as many deluded followers with them as
We ask those with whom wo have hereto
fore cordially acted, what they expect to gain
by following these dishonest leaders, and per
sisting in this disorganizing movement ? We
see published in the list of vigilance committets,
the names of men who we have been proud to
be associated with, and who we believe still
agree with ns in sentiment. Can yon become
associated in political movements with the
Democracy, and preserve your political integ
rity ? Caa you best advocate year principles
by acting with your enemies or with your
friends ? Can a man touch pitch and not be
defiled ? Are yon anxious to fraternize with
the Copperheads, that they shall be enabled
to rejoice in triumph over Republicans 1 Are
your principles not to suffer in any possible
The Democracy has everything to gain, and
nothing to lose by this movement. They hope
to widen the breach in the Republican ranks,
until the difficulties become irreconcilable, and
exasperation becomes so strong, that they un
bring within the Democratic fold, those who
iu the outset would have spurned the idea of
apostatizing, or going over to the Democratic
That to be hated needs but to be seen,
Yet seen tooott. familiar with its face,
We Krst eudurc theie pity, then embrace."
We certainly have no quarrel with the mas
ses cf the people's party. \V c hove known
them for years as consistently and zealously
advocating Republican principles. We do not
now believe they have abandoned those priii
ciplcs, or have any desire to build np the
Democratic party ? We wish we could Bay
as much of the leaders in the bolting move-1
ment. Some of them now declare they have
never been Republicans, though they have
acted with the organization—others are inca
pable of comprehending or appreciating prin
ciples, and are controlled by mercenary mo
tives—while others are impelled by disap
pointed ambition. They have not made, nor
will they make, any pnbiic declaration of prin
ciples, which should command the respect and
support of the public. They rely npon excit
ing prejudice, upon misrepresentation, and up
on a disgraceful coalition with the Copper
heads, to bring about the consummation of
schemes for their personal aggrandizement. —
No principle is so sacred to them that they
would not sacrifice it for this purpose—no
man so pure and upright that they would not
malign him to attain their ends.
The masses of the party do not sympathize
with these feelings. Ihey have no enmity to
wards the party and the men with whom
have heretofore acted. They are still brothers,
in the union of a common political tie—anx
ious to attain the triumph of like principles.—
Shall they foolishly stand apart and war upon
their late associates, togratily the malevolence
of disappointed men ? Are they anxious to
have akilkenny cat fight for the gratification
and amusement of the Democratic leaders ?
We do not believe it; and we believe we shall
this full be found acting with thern in concert
and harmony, supporting one County ticket,
and one candidate for Governor, and laboring
as one man for the triumph of those principles,
the establishment of which is now of such high
WHAT THE SOUTH REJECTED
We publish on our first page, as seasonable
at the present time, the address and resolutions,
adopted by the Peace Convention, held ut
Washington, previous to the breaking out ot
the rebellion. That body, it will be recollect
ed, was composed of two Commissioners from
each state represented, and was called togeth
er at the request of Virginia, ostensibly to
adopt measures to avert the danger then threat
ening the country. The action of tho mem
beis from the Slave States, and subsequent
history, however, shows that the true purpose
on the part of the rebel movers was not to
bring about a settlement of our National dif
ficulties, but to gain time to consummate the
plans of the rebels, and afford, if possible, a
pretext for plunging the country into civil
Iu I hat Convention, the northern states
were represented by men whose reputation was
of being the mo.-t exacting and radical upou
the question of slavery—such men, for insi nee
as Messers. CHASE, WII.MGT, TUCK, of New
Hampshire, aid others, equally well known
for their consistent opposition to the plans cf
the slavery propagandists. The proceedings
of the Convention, which have since been pub
lished, show that these men, came together
with an anxiety to promote the peace of tlie
country, and if possible with self-respect, to
adopt measure to satisfy the South.
On the 26th of February, 1801, Amos Tuck,
of New Hampshire, introduced a proposition
to adopt the address at.d resolutions which we
give ou the first page, as the action of the con
vention ; and the friends of conciliation in the
North resolved to make this the rallying
ground and the basis of their iffurtsfor peace.
Let the address and resolutions he examined
carefully, and let any man say whether thev
did not offer all that patriotic men could under
the circumstances. Yet mark the fact, that
this proposition was rejected by a vote of eleven
against nine, and that every slave slate rated
against it. Here were resolutions in effect de
daring that the Fugitive Slave law cught to
be executed, that offensive statutes ought to
be repealed, and that a convention of the states
ought to be called to amend the constitution, if
other evils cculd be thought of, to require it.
What more could men do? Yet, not a southern
state would accept those proposals ! Secretary
Chase was a member of the Peace Congress,
and made a speech in favor of the adoption of
the address and resolutions. Yet they failed
receiving not a vote of a single slave state.—
What folly now to talk of offering new propo
sit ions of a similar, or of any sort, to rebels in
arms who rejected all overtures before the war!
The convention afterwards adopted by a ma
jority vote proposition of Mr. Guthrie, of Ken
tucky, but they did no good. The truth was,
i he rebellion had been perfected under Euchao
au nud his Secretaries, our ships had been sent
to the ends of the earth, our money had been
stolen and the North had been disarmed, and
ihe conspirators could not afford to lose their
labor and the only chaqce they would ever
have to destroy the government, by admitting
any terms of pacification.
THE COMMON SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENCY.
The Ilarrisburg Telegraph of the 11th
inst., savs :—" Gov. Curtin, last evening, Dom
inated Professor Coburn, of Bradford county,
as Superintendent of Common Schools of the
State of Pennsylvania. This nomination was
made at the earnest request of the Senators
and Representatives of the north and north
western counties of the Commonwealth, and
aquiesccd in by a large number of the superin
tendents of the school dcstricts throughout the
State, who are personally acquainted with the
abilities and the high moral worth of the man,
as fitting him peculiarly for the position named
In connection with the system of education,as
in operation in this State, Professor iCobum
has labored zealously for years. He has served
in every practical part of that system, fiom
that of director, teacher and superintendent.
Thus experinced, he cannot fail to add to the
already great success of the common school
system, and ae State Superintendent, maintain
the cause of education as the most glorious in
which man can engage.
—We congratulate all who are interested
in the success of the common schools of Penn
sylvania in the discrimination with which Gov.
Curtin has made this nomination.
—lu making this appointment Gov. Curtin
has done himself much honor, and bestowed a
lasting benefit upou the Common School, sys
tem. The praise bestowed upon Mr. Coburn
by the Td'graph is every word of it deserved.
His seleciou will be especially gratifying to
the people of the north, who have an intimate
knowledge of Mr. C.'s labor in the cause of
education. His confirmation by the Seuate ie
certiau and we congratulate the people of the
S'aie upon having secured the services of an
upright, practical, and able, Superintendent.
[For the Bradford Reporter.]
MR. EDITOR : —The appointment of dele
gates to the Pittsburg Convention is exciting
some feelings of an unpleasant nature among
the Union men of this County, which I am
sorry to witness at this time. At present we
ought to have but one party, and I soppose
we wcold have but one party, were it not for
the miserable bickerings of office-seekers. The
division of the Republican party last fall was
a misfortune. We are iu a desperate war with
a causeless and wicked rebellion, and at home
j we should be united iu aiding our government
!in its just efforts to crush this rebellion. All
| must lament that this is not the case. A set
i of unscrupulous politicians, miscalling them,
i selves Democrats, arc doing all they can to
j give aid and comfort to those who in their
j accursed phrenzy wish to destroy our govern
mcnt. While 1 would call on all the lovers of
our country to unite in aiding the government
I would warn them against forming combina
' lions with traitors,w hether for political or any
I other purposes. People are judged by their
| company. The man who has lost his loyalty
j to this country is ready for almost any crime,
| and is certainly a dangerous companion for on
| honest man. in the appointineut of delegates
! to the convention to nominate a candidate for
Governor and a Judge of the Supreme Court,
it is the plain duty of the Republican party to
: send honest and unsuspected men ; men
unconnected with, and untrammeled by
j corrupt associations. If the People's par
-1 ty in this county will unite with the Repnbli
i can party, and unanimously agree ia sending
delegates to the Convention, all will be right;
! but if the new party should adhere to their
| last fall's association, and appoint delegates to
the Pittsburg convention, it would be prepos
terous —such delegates would not be received.
; 1 have been led to make these remarks by
i reading an article in the last number of the
Arzus. The hobbv on which the author rides
! is the Wyoming canal and the Pennsylvania
R. R. On those cjnestions the writer may or
may not be well informed ; but 1 am not wii
! ling that those hobbys shall over-ride all oth-
erg. In the article copied into the Jrg?/s,and
I suppose approved of, Mr. TRACY, member
elect to Congress from this county, and Mr.
HOPKINS, member of the State Legislature
from Washington county are held up together
as worthy of all praise. What Mr. TRACY
has done to lead any one to place him in such
bad company, Ido not know. lie has always
been considered loyal. No voice has ever been
raised agam>t him on that question,and I hope
and believe that he will still remain firm and
true to the government, though he was elect
ed by a dangerous party. Now let me ti l!
your readers who Mr llopkixs is—the roan
placed side by side with Mr T...kt. Mr.
IT-■"•kins delivered a speech in the State Leg
islate last winter, ostensibly against the
!\in -aria R.R. Company—but the speech
was one of the foulest, false, slanderous and
treasonable speeches made in that body, de
livered the last session. He would not allow
a Union man the use of the Legislative Hall
to speak in. That I may not be charged with
misrepresenting, I will give two extracts from
the article in the Argus.
'• The Pennsylvania Railroad company may buy your
Legislature, and (iovornor to boot, if ueees.-aiy, to carry
out their tiliianous schemes.',
Do the men who lay such slander against
our excellent Governor before their readers
endorse the sentiment ? Gov. Ccrtin has de
voted all the energies of his mind, and the
strength of his body to the cause of our couu
try in the present struggle. lie has done
more for the Government than any Governor
in the United States, and what is better still,
he has doue more for the wouuded, sick and
suffering soldiers, than has been done by any
other Governor in the Union. I hope that
he will be unanimously re nominated by the
" No sooner docs a man like Hopkins of Washington,
or Tracy of Bradford ; rise up in the Legislature to stem
the monstrous tide of fraud and corruption that threat
ens to subvert the popular will, than their motive are
carped ;*t and their reputation is assailed, by the par
asites of swindling corporations But, thank OOD, the
deople will sustaid Mr. Hopkins and those who act with
him, as they have already triumphantly endorsed Mr.
Traey ; while thev have uniformly repudiated those,
who, through mistakened views or any other cause, pur
sued an opposite course."
The above extract will show the reader the
danger of had associations. It would not be
safe to give such men the nominating power
for a republican par'y. I will send you some
extracts from Mr. llohkins faraons—or rather
infamous speech which you may publish in
your next Dumber.
DeFFINITION OF a " CorPERHEAD." —The
American correspondent of the London Spec
tator defines the copperhead as a creature
" remarkable for its thickheadedness, for its
veuom and for its treachery." The political
copperhead, says this writer, is a more dan
gerous enemy by far at this moment than the
southern rattlesnake, who at least gives warn
ing ere be etrikee.
THE LATEST WAR NEWS.
The country has awaited with feverish ID.
terest, reception of authentic intelligence from
Charleston. Au arrivul now brings accounts
of the battle of the irou-clads with the rebel
works. The following is furnished bv the
The squadron arrivwrt of Charleston on the
morning of the sth, und spent the day in ex
amining the bars and channels,the wind being
too high to cross. That evening, however,
the Admiral disclosed his place of attack,
which was to sail directly up and attack the
North West face of Fort Sumpter at *ix or
eight hundred yards. About 8 o'clock ou
Monday morning the signal for movement was
given, and the vessels started slowly. la con
sequence of a fog, however, they were obliged
to postpone the intended attack till the next
day. During the afternoon one of Gen. Fu
ry's brigades worked its way up Folly Maud
and established communication with the fleet
but no poriiou of the land force got into the
attack at all. Ou the 7th at 134 o'clock, p.
m., the fleet got under way and prvssed the
Morris Island batteries without being fired up"
on, pushing right on toward Sumter. The new
Ironside woiked badly, and, inconsequence
of the current, was obliged to anchor two or
three times. Fort Moultrie opened first upon
the Weehawken, which was within 500 yards.
Cummir.gs' Point Battery, Fort Sumpter, and
Battery B immediately opened, ana tlie action
, became general and terrific. The Monitors
I still pushed on, replying vigorously.and passed
S the north-east face of Sumter, wain n they dis
; covered three lines of obstructions holding tor
pedoes, Sic., ODe of which exploded but did
,no great damage. Finding it impossible to
: get across obstructions, they turned about and
j steamed down the harbor The Patapscot's
200 pounder had become disabled, and the
turret of the Passaic so bent that the vessel
was practically out of use. Other boats also
passed up to the north east face of Sumpter
till they also were stopped by obstructions,and
they also turned back. After being under
fire three-quarters of tin hour, all the Monitors
were ordered back, and at Gve o'clock the en
tire fleet was out of range and the action
ceased. Admiral Dupont, intended to renew
the attack next day,but upon ascertained that
the Keokuk and Passaic were entirely disa
blee, and three others partially so, he conclud
ed to desist, in which conclusion he was sns
tained by all the Commanders. The Monitors
were hit from 50 to 90 times each, except tin
Keokuk which received about 90 shots ami
was penetrated at the watrr mark no less than
nineteen times. Shu was kept afloat tiii ne.\t
morning when she sunk on tlie bar, her coloi
ttill by flying, all on board saved. The Iron
sides was hit about GO times but not damaged.
There are eleven large holes in the side ot
Fort Sumter apparently running through tli
walls. The entire firing only amounted to
150 rounds. Two of the Monitors sailed for
Port Iloyal and the others were to follow.—
Our entire casualties amounted to 13, of
whom but two or three are kiiled. These are
the main facts in case ; Charh ston has no;
been taken, nor has any very serious impres
sions been made upon the Rebel defenses On
our side, considering tlie enormous disparity
of guns—at least ten for the rebels to one fur
us—the action has been most gallant and
creditable. It seems that tlie fl et was togo
back to Port Royal to repair damages ; but
a private despatch from a passenger on the
Mary Sanfotd, which boat passed through the
fleet on Thursday, says thut when about 25
miles away heavy firing was heard, from what
cause was unknown.
Wo have an official account of the defeat
of the rebel Van Doro at Franklin, Tenn , by
General Granger's forces. The rebels num
bored 15.000, and lost three hundred in killed
and wounded. Our loss was only one hundred
General Stanley made a magnificent charge
with his cavalry, capturing a battery and sev
eral prisoners, whom, however, he was una.
hie to hoh'.owi g to the nature of the country
RESPECTFULLY ANNOUNCES THAT
i she will open a class in Instrumental Music, at the
Collegiate Institute, on Tuesday, the 7th inst. Special
pains will be taken to securethe greatest progress of pu
pils in this branch of education.
Tuition on Piano (per Term) $lO 00
Use of Instrument ior practice 2 00
Apri 11, lst>3.
TJT A RMING LAND AND SAW MILL
J_ FOR SALE.— The subscriber offers for sale a vain
able Water Power Saw Mill in Union township. Tioga
county, Pa., within half a mile of the Roaring Branch
turnout or the Williamsport and Hlrnira Railroad. Al-o.
live hundred and sixty acres ot land in connection with
said Mill and upon which the same is built. The Mill
and land together with a good two story frame house and
some other improvements will be sold very low for cash,
or a liberal credit'wiil be given if desired. Enquire <>f
the subscriber at Wellsboro, or of Augustus Castle living
on the premises. \YM. If ACHE.
Wellsboro, March 25, 1863.—4fc.
TO THE SCHOOL BISECTORS OF BR ADFORDCO.
IN PURSUANCE OF THE 43RD SEC
x ctian ot the Act of Bth May, 18-74. you are hereby no
tified to meet in Convention, at the Court House, in T >-
waida, on the lirst Monday in May. A. D. 18<13, being the
3d day of the month, at 1 o'clock in the aft ruoon, and
select, viva voce, by a majority of the whole number of
Directors present, of literary and scientilic acquirements,
and o! skill and experience in the art ot teaching, as
Couuty Suuerintendent. toe the three succeeding years ;
determine the amount of compensation for the same -.and
certify the result to the State Superintendent, at Harris
burg, as requited by the 3'Jtli and 4Htli sections of said
act. C It. COBURN.
County Superintent of Bradtord County.
April 2, 1863.
THE HOUSE SITUATE IN TOWAX-
D.v, now occupied by the subscriber, is offered tor
sale. The house is substantially built, is two stories high
with a basement, and is conveniently arranged, and well
finished. It is fitted to accomodate birders. There it
upon the lot a good well, a conveniei.t new barn, apple,
cherry, peaches, plum , and pear tr< " s, and a variety ot
grapes. It can be exchanged, on la 'terms, lor a small
farm that has good buildings upon it, r it sold for cash
time will be given. ,
Inouire of F. G. COBURN, at tb irmer office of E.\\ .
Baird, or of C.B. COBURN.
Towanda. March 17.1863.
MEMORANDUM AND PASS ROOKS,
AT THE NEWS ROOM.
Towanda, April 2, 1963.
Tho long desired and anxiously Icc-h
DECLINE IN PRICES
Ills AT LIST JRBHEII.
The Bubble of Speculation in
DOMESTIC CM CUDS
Mas Burst, and GOODS arc again to be
Sold within the means of all to Pur
X\r OULD RESPECTFULLY AX-
V T nonnre that he has availed himself of the Ve
nut tion sales <>t' Domestic Cotton 'roods, to buy 'hrVr
at prices much below those of the past winter and n„
offers his stock at a small advance trom eo-t ij e has al
so, just purchased a large and seasonable stock of
WHITE AND LINEN GOODS,
Lace Goods & Embroideries,
CLOTHS & CASSHVSERES,
CARPETS AND OIL CLOTHS.
BOOTS AND SKOE3,
All of which has been effected to a great extent by the
late decline in gold and will now off.-r them for saio,
iie.n ly or quite as low as i.ist year's prices.
lie would, therefore, invite an inspection of his -t ■ k
which will be found at this time and iierealter (hiring the
season, complete in all its departments, and pledges him
self i > give his eus outers the lull lenelit ot the ddciias.
Largest Stock of Goods
T > he found in this region, ample facilities for doing tvwi
ess sucvcs-fnlly. and an experienced and competent
iiiyer permanently located i'i Slew Vork, who is readv
•it all times to take aov.tillage ot the fluctuations r the
:u trkeis, as they occur, he iccls uu hesitation in ieco*
The Keystone Store
I'o ho. in i very respect, the most desirable place to bny
tiood-.to be found in Northern Pennsylvania.
T"-nnd i. mil l"> I-ici
A iarge and Extensive Assortmnnt
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
AT WHOLESALE AND DETAIL.
\\J~K WOULD r A LL Til E ATTENTION*
T V of Landlords, Saloon Keepers. Druggists and the
Puldie in general, to our large and extensive stock of
Foreign and Domestic Win, sand Liquors, now i'i ' 'e.
comprising everything in that line and ot the bes
ty. purchased before the great rise. Wc df!y competi
tion. as we can sell less tli 111 the goods can be onr-hascd
now in the city, by percent. We now have in store
.">') Pipes and lUds. o| Double Swan, drape L'- .f, .t.-I
I'alm tree din ; ">') Casks Otard, Hocltelle and S'givtte
Ih.indies ; 2."> (,'isko Po,t. Malaga. Maderi.t and Ca'i t a
Wines : 100 15'ois. Old liorlion. Wheat. Eve and M.iit
Whiskies; Jantaca, SI. Cr<d\ and New Anglan Urn;
Ihispiierry and dome Syrups ; Cordials, liar Fix ••.
Bottles, Eiasks. .lugs. A,-. Any quantity of the a wve
Liquors in bottles t,y the dozen for Druggists use.
Our live Whiskey we can warrant pure, as t!:ev are
distilied iiiml r our own supervision ;an J v\e car. -, -
guarantee tliein free from any adulteration. Sola it-in;
the patronage of those who have so liberally best awed it
on us heretofore, and also of ail good customers in genet
a!, we hope by fair dealings to merit a coniinnmce ultin
same R. G. CRAXS A CO.
Waveily. March 25. isr.r
X. R.—Orders by mail promptly attenned to and for
rrdarded in short notice—n 43.
K. G CK ANS J. r.. HAKPIXiI.
The Argus Book bindery
Again in Full Operation!
Directly Opposite tlie Post Office.
UJ E have the gratifiratit n of announcing to our frfend-c
customers, and the public, that we are now pre
pared to do
in all its Branches in the latest and mostapproved styles,
and on the most favorable terms.
Particular attention paid to re-Binding. All wot*
*"" Country Produce of all kinds taken in payment
g£S~ Having made complete arrangements, we arc pre
pared to Rule and Rind BLANK BOOKS to any style ■
pattern, at prices as low as elsewhere.
H. C. A D. D. WHITAKER
Towanda. March 11. lsts.3. ___
LWARMERS, CULTIVATORS AND LO
- VERS OF GOOD POTATOES.—The celebrated
•• Garnet Chili " Potatoes, selected by Goodrich in *
teen years' experiment from inure than fen thousand iw
seedlings, possess a higher degree of h*rdinc-s and n'C
tatiuu to all soils and weather than any other sort. 1 -
are round, ripen with the season, grow closely tn -
hill, do not push out of the soil, are very sin '. o,h
lieautiful, have white flesh and in most localities n*
been pronounced the finest and best potato for tabic-•
In good soils and seasons and with lair cultivation, u*.
will readily yield from 2.70 to 350 bushels to the acrr.
and in some hands have exceeded even those figure-'-"
Secure seed now—several bushels for sale. Inquire
DR. POUTER'S DRUG STORE, Towanda, Pa.
Jan. 27. 1863.
Yalnalilc Mill Properly far Sale.
r r HE SU USUI REUS OFFER FOR SAIL
I a property in Smitliliehl, Bradford county, l'a #
si-ting of a STEAM FLOURING MILL, with new FT-
Boiler, having waier privilege, and a new water whee. -
The Mill is in complete order, and has a good run ol c'i "
torn established. 27 Acres of Improved Land, upon wlii'
are two Dwelling Houses, one new; a carriage shop.M •
t'gooil farm horse, seven years old ; two wagons. At
will be sold with the Mill.
For further particulars enquire personally or by let
addressed to IIIN MAN & DELANO! ,
Starch 11, 18CS. Sniithficld. Bradford Co- ' * .
EXECUTRIX NOTlCE—Notice is fcrj
JU by given that all persons indebted to the c>l
H. K. Smith, latent Smithlield twp.,dec'd.,arereq
to make payment without delay, and those having*' .
against said estate must present them duly anthem
for settlement. LAURA A. SMI I H.
April 7. 1863. Executrix.^
WHY DO YOU BUY POOR COA
OIL ?- All Kerosene or Coal Oil sold by Dr.
ter will be warranted as represented, anil j| , ' ie 'Y |e[l &
one will have an excuse lor buying P°'^ D J,Ntkß'S
good, reliable article caa uaU at I R -
DRUG STORE at a low prico.