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News from all ratbliS.
—lowa farmers want s herd bra... ,
—A hairy wild man riamito4ota. ;
—Hawthorn's widow is at Pres,
—The• typhoid felt! ilk.PNl*4X.in
---tfhe Cuban lobby is the largest
—Germany ela4na a papier mache
—A. bicycle has been declared' a
rinse by Liverpool law.
—England is to adopt the half -
, enny newspaper postage.
— . Newport -cottages are being rent
d. itlreadn for next season. •
—Libby Prison i,n Richmond is
n,%; a sumach factory.
—The Union League of Philatiel
-6,... numbers I,BSB members.
—Omaha boasts to have the hand
,t billiard saloon in the United States.
—Eastern chestnuts `are sold it
~vent -five cents a pound is San Francisco.
—Count Orloff has been appointed
, inti Ambassador at Vienna.
Troy, N. Y„ has a • thief, mean
,) , ,igh to steal crape from doorknobs.
—Gold has been discovered on the
in the streams running into Cook's bilet,
--Robberies are constantly com
natkd nn the road between West Troy and Al
lan}-, N. Y. '
--Two Boston'ladies have opened
,ch.,01 at Grass Talley, Cal., for the study of
—The Hon.' John Morrissey in
t, U(1 to have the first private residence in
=`t be debt of Chicago is more
than three times as large as that ottho State
- -A Chicago bell is reported to
her little toes off in order that she
1.: -hear smaller shoes'
---It isTroposedlo lynch a man in
liate:as City who steals his neighbors' wells by
tap: them from the bottom.
—Prof. Goldwin Smith, having
I,.sed his lectures.at - fnell_nirersity, will
,end the winter months in Philadelphia.
—The Dutchess inuraale is dan
g...-owily ill at. Twiekenlutin, in the. Orleans
palace. There is little hope of her recovery.
—An alitor,,,of 'an Ohio weekly,
alter a brief absence, says: "Well, reader, we
are again upon our own dung-hill:
---it is reported iu Rome that
Archbishops Spalding and McCloskey will be
made Cardinals during th , .. Connell. •
—Henry W. Beech: refuses to sit
the artist who was enga;sed to make a bust
~f loin for Plymouth chin..".
-- I -Forty-one hundred tons of wild
, nnittc have been gatlio:yd in Virginia this year.
They sold for $82,000.
—Four hundred and ninety thous
:,l,d bushels of grain wee.• shipped from a town
o lowa during the month of November.
—The King of Prussia, on ouc'of
-I,i, late hunting excursions, was received under
trounphal arihmade entirely of beer barrels.
—lt is proposed to erect in Win
-I.l,rgli a statue or other suitable monument to
)r. chalmers, the great pulpit orator.
—Miss Li7.7ie Boynton,of Indiana,
u:mnmces herself for Congress. She has blue
s, shirt hair, and a prominent nose.
--Me city of Ainericns, Georgia,
iluniands moro,light, and the Common Council
Lay..l•.creed six lamps in the public thorough-
' —A German astronomer says that
,• r.;,• shortly to have another moon, and that
it will he nearer the earth than our present
- at. Ilte.
—The natives of Limeric, residing
,n New York, are to-establish an association for
.racial anti benevolent purposes.
—A merchant estimatas that there
ku 32,000 northern agents soliciting custom
fr,on the cotton States. They spend each, on
an :nrrage, sixteen dollars per day.
—The French colony at Wiliams
-1,111. Hansas, have manufactured some silk
tal , rics this season, and intend to carry on the
I , usincs on an extensive Scale next 80218011.
—Sir Isaac Newton's house and
, 4,serratory in London are for *3, the church
owning them having fallen into pecuniary
—The celebrated African -traveller
Wnrner Munzinger was attacked by robbers on
Li , : Way to Abyssinia and dangerously wounded.
—The Episcbpal Bishop of Cashel,
Ireland, Dr. Day, is rreparing to make to every
eurate is bis'ilioces a Christmas present of 5.50.
—A yoniag roan in Chicago had a
ewer,• spellpfbleeding at the nose, after which
he laid in a .State of suspended animation for
t we. weeks and then died.
• --The people living on the banks
t lin creek below the pork houses, in Louis
dam np the waters and skim off.the float
ing u rvage, which they make into soap.
—lsaac C. Cliff, of Mystic, Conn.,
is making sails for the Spanish gunboats re
cently seized in New York, at a cost of $30,000.
Thin is the largest contract of tho kind ever
mad., in-this country.
---A woman in Sing Sing prison for
bigamy, has written, asking the prayers of
Henry Ward Beecher. She says ;he obtained
her divorce just the same way that Mrs. Mc-
—The evening school for the in
s traction of the State prison convicts at Charles
town, Mari., has sixty members. One young
man. who two mouths ago could not write a
word, uow regularly corresponds with his
—A Massachusetts paper says;
The good old style of things is coming round
again in Berkshire. A farmer takes a load of
wood to market andpays for a barrel of flour,
which has not been the ease before in nearly
—The North German. Correspon
avut mentions a ucw apparatus for saving the
shipwrecked. A small - gun throws the pro-
Joel ile, which forms an anchor when it strikes,
that the connection may be establiahed with
the Irml without any assistance from the shore.
. —lt is reported that the forests of
up. Nodaway railer, in Holt county, lowa, are
filling lip with wild cats, wolf, deer and cata
mounts, supposed to bare come' from regions
further north, in search of a warmer climate.
—A New Haven bookstore has a
the Nep• Testaraont printed in 1570.
The text is in Greek and Latin, and the book
'also contains fnll Latin notes. The book is
about twenty:inches long, EiS wide and eight
—During tho month of December,
1917,8, one year ago, the entire subscription list
of. The Galaxy doubled. During this first ten
days of the present December, the cash receipts
from subscrtbers alone have more than doubled,
nearly trebled, what the were for the same tune
in December, 1569.
Sans Francisco woman engag
ed a servant girl to de the work of a family of
five persons. There proved to be an average
of nine instead of five.persons, and at the end
of five months the girl sued for s2Oper month
extra, and recovered it.
—ln Hun pry a landowner was
lately attacked by one of his. servants in a for
, est spat killed. His right arm was then cut off,
and a piece of raper, with the following_ word
ola,,,l beside it: -"Here last thou the • •
. • hich thou halt whipped me." The
—Six thousand nine hundred work
men were employed last
in the celebrated
iron and steelworks of Knipp, at Eisen, Ger
many, and 'they produced one hundred and
twenty-live million pounds of steel. 1m1866
one hundred and ninety-five engines were in
IL*: now there are two 'hundred and forty-one.
—Columbus is to be canonized by
the Ecumenical Connell. ,
—The Mayor's office at Atlanta is
blockaded by poor women applying for [nal and
—A New York policeman has been
arrested for attempting to pass a counterfeit
twenty dollar bill.
— . Victor Hugo owns a large por
tion of the most caluslikt real estate on the
island of Guernsey.
—A huge petrified mitten haS been
found at Fort Ann. It is supposed to hare been
trim by the Cardiff giant.
—A few days since, a young girl
iu Sanford, Conn., who was.slightly indisposed,
came near being poisoned through a mistake
, madt; by an elder sister, who administered
laudantuu instead of rhubarb. Violent nausea
en.,ned. followed by a long sleep, from whi c h
she subsequently n 11,1140.1,
-_lqif.ord -- Iteporttr:
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Towanda, Thliraday,Dea 28,1*-
Mir There will be no paper issued
. 341 ,01 1 4 ;11:illthe,44stA4
THE; REPORTER FOR 1870. .
As -the -intbseriptions -- of - •
thousands of our subseribers expire
within a few week's, we call attention-
to the fact thatiboymay
*relater 'Ol Papers will ici--disCoil-
tinned at the expiration , of the ,time
pa for. This arrangement -is be-
lieved to be jest for' all:concerned.
The price,—two dolars per annum—
is a entail item to the individual sub
scribers, and can be paid as easily
one time as anOther..
The EXPORTER in point of appear
ance challenges comparison with any
journal in the State. It will contin
ue to advocate the doctrines which
it has always upheld. Its past histo
ry is a sufficient indication of what
its future course will be. Having
thus far assisted in' overthrowing
wrong, oppression, and wickedness in
every form; standing by the Govern
ment in the dark days of rebellion, it
shall still be found earnespy laboring
to secure the fruits of the glorious
victory, by which this country was
restored to peace and quiet. It will
be our aim to make the REPORTER an
instructive and entertaining family
newspaper, faithfully, recording the
current news of the day, bofh gener
al and local, and especially devoted
to the interests of this community.
Its influence will always be exerted
in favor of right, justice, reform and
economy. It will not fail to criticisT
when criticism is deserved; to con-
demn what, is wrong or amiss; or
to boldly declare the truth, whatever
may be the result, untrammeled by
the views of any individual or com
We propose to give a still wider
dissemination of what we believe to
be correct principles and doctrines,
by an increased circulation of the
:REPORTER, and to this end ask the
assistance and co-operation of the
friends of the cause throughout the
county, who by klittle effort can add
very materially to its present sub
scription list. As an inducement to
subscribers, we propose to furnish the
paper thirteen months for two dollars.
Any person sending us that amount
will receive the REPORTER lor the re
mainder of this year and all of next
—thus obtaining the paper one
month for nothing.
CLms.—We will furnish the RE-
Porrmin clubs of ten or more at
$1,50 per annum, and an extra copy
to the getter up of the club.
Clubs are uow forming at nearly
every Post Office in the County. It
will be bat a little trouble for every
subscriber to procure one new name
for a club. There are now eight
thousand Republican voters in the
county,'not more than one half of
whom,are taking the REPORTER. By
a little effort on the part of our
friends In be placed in nearly ev
ery household in Bradford county.
PREMIUM.—We have made arrange
ments with the publisheis of the
American Stock journal by which we
are enabled to offer this valuable ag
riCultural monthly as a Premium to
every subscribet•to the REPORTER, who
pays the regular subscription price
($2) before Ahe Ist of March rnext.
This offer is to all, whether old or
new subscribers. The subscription
price of the Journal is ono dollar per
annum, so that we are really giving.
every person who shall renew his
subscription, or:subscribe to the Rz-
PORTER - for the next thrt , ..i months,
,0® `The announcement is made in
the Tipga County Agitator. that that
paper will appear about the first ,of
January nest, under the control of
a new firm. Rumor says that M. H.
Cosa, the .editor, will go to Philadel
phia, to become associaf et; with the
Day, a new penny paper recently
started there. •
Whilst we trust that Mr..COBB will
find in his new post awider'field and
a higher"sphere of action, upon which
to continue the labors of the last few
years, yet we part with him with un
feigned regret. The cause of m.ortil
ity, of temperance, of politics'_ hon
•sty has no more able and conh:=ter.t
advocate. He-iimi unselfishly and
bravely fought the battle of the right
against wrong, winning for himself
the plaudits of all g,opil men.. No
more conscientious, ur: _gilt, publici
journalist exists. He leis for years
given his best thoughts a _A his most
arduouti labors tuistiftiingly and un
rewarded for the promotion of sound
The Republicans of Tioga, espec
ially, owe Mr. ,COlll3 a debt of grati
tude which we trust, is at least felt,
if it can never be paid. And we hope
that in all his future relitions, he
may meet with greater success than
usually falls to the lot of public jour
itgi-An important subject has al
ready recived attention in Congress
through a bill introduced by our rep
a W. 4klairOltD.
failed to coiaidkwith some of . the
technical.requirements of the Ciov-
RESUMPTION OP SPECIE PATIMINTS.
Is the condition of the country
erteh-as:to warrentrieretera-to.specie . .
payments.? Thi4isia . ot,intended. as
a Conundrum, but. it is a question .
which just now is receiving consider
able attention.'. might expect
ed, the Wiseacres nreldividedin
ion. Some Ray it is---.034.-•agrin say
it isn't Those in the 'affirmative pat
forth extended arguments to prove
their opinieris-correct—whilst ,the
negative produce equally cogent:rea
sons to prove their side of the ques
tion. If any Sian desires to qualify
himself us a fit subject for a lunatic
asylurp, he can
.do so in a reasona
bly. short time, by reading
deavoring to comprehend the argu
ments of those who write and send
forth pamphlet's upon finance, filled
with the extremely fine-spun and
complicated theories of - those who
imagine they have a panacea for all
the financial difficulties of - the coun
-1 try. In fact we consider the issuing
of a pamphlet developing & fiutuacial
theory, as sufficient cause for sub
jecting the author to an inquiry into
his mental condition.
- That a return to specie payments
is desirable, net one contradicts. A
specie basis is the proper and Jegiti
mate foundation for all commercial
transactions. But that if is inseper
able to commercial and national pros
perity we deny. The suspension of
specie payments during the late re
bellion was a national necessity. The
:war could not have been carried on
without such a course. The expan
sion which took place was the cause
of that suspension, enhancing the
' valuei(3', the country, and. inflating
the currency. Yet, under these , en
hanced values and inflated currency,
the material interests of the country
have prospered. Wealth has accu
mulated at a ratio hitherto iinkr.own.
Industrial [pursuits' have been
strengthened, and ma.nufactutes es
tablished. The first use made of our
new wealth was to-pay .the debts of
those who were embarrassed before
I the war. Judgments were satisfied,
and mortgages cancelled. It is true,
that with the expansion, in time came
reckless extravagance, and many
debts have been contracted. The
i ability to pay however, is much
- greater now, than when the suspen
sion of specie payments took place.
It is agreed by all that an immedi-
I ate return to specie payments would
'produce great distress. We see no
'necessity for preeipitating disaster,
so long as the currency is adjusting
itself, by the operation of -those)aws.
which will speedily bring, about
desired result,. •The tendency of ev
erything is to shrink to the specie
standard,' and though the shrinkage
may be unequal, yet much loss mis
chief will be done, by leaving it the
quiet operation of the laws which
govern trade, than by-attempting by
legislative enactments to enforce a
return to a specie basis. Gold has
already sunk to 121, and its tenden—
cy is certainly and steadily down
ward, Commercial prices must keep
pace with gold, and labor itself feel
the reduction, though labor is always
the last to come down to the common
It has been asserted, on pretended
official authority that Secretary tOUT
wELL was in:favor of a speedy return
to specie payments, and would even
go so far as to recommend, in his .
next annual report to Congress
of a certain time at which such
resumption should commence.. But
the Secretary's views have been
announced on the highest and most
unquestionable authority to be exact
ly the contrary. Not only does the
Secretary of the Treasury not favor
the immediate .. resumption of specie
payments, but in his report ho - will
deprecate any attempt on the part
of Congress to force such a policy
upon the country.
The Secretary holds that ,the re
sumption of specie payments before
the business interests of the country
were fully - prepared for it, would
cause - a greater derangement than we
have yet been • afflicted with. The
finanancial condition.of the country
is bad enough as it is; and, although
it is steadily improving, any attempt
to forestall the natural course of
events by mischievous special legisla
tion would, throw everything into
confusion, bring shout a relapse
the late extreme depression in all
classes of business, and result solely
in still further postponing' the day
when a concerted" and systematic at
tempt at resumption could be under
taken with a prospect of success,
The Secretary believes that the
first requisite to a practicable resump
lien is a restoration of business ic
tivity throughout the country; which
will react upon the credit of the Gov-'
ernment, and cause - its promises -to
be accepted for their full face. The
cause of the premium npon'..-gold is
found, not in the fact that specie is
worthintrinsically more at the pres
ent time than it was ten years ago,
but in the fact that the credit of the
Government is belOw par; and its pa
per not worth, in the markets of. the
world, as much as it Claims to be.
With n general resumption of busi
ness activity would come a strength
ening of both private and public cred
it, an increase in values, and the res
toration of a healthy feeling which
would pat - ri - the way for a practical
restunption , of syecie payments, to
insure which no legialatiqn whatever
would be necessary. -
.1 4ilionis; on
c 1 " ler / ' t session
` a ,kai
upoTtirlity afiTto a the
„cadence ethiciiifibriat depart
ments of the Goveniment.7 It 03 7
"fiffeif tharatly"meaid "tell% rellir
or Delegate from a TerritoiY; AVIIO
shall directly or indirectly solicit or
recommend the appolnizpent 19,400, 1
by' the I . l.4lti i l'ent:Or the hinuiteof the l i
&partaken i of any personvor
shall scilicit or recommend the em,l
1316,1)14t-14. any person any of the y
executive departnients, exceitrj'saCh
recommendation be n.writing in re
sponse to a written. raved of the
head of the'departnialit„ infor
mation, or byn Senator in, giving his
advice and consent* ill' the. 'manner
proiided by ; the ,Constitiition, shall,
be guilty pf - a .misdemeanor, an4;on
conviction thereof shall be fined not
exceeding: one thousand dollars for
'each offence; sad it 'shall not be law
ful for the, President or the howl of
.any department to appoint to office
or employ in his department any per
son who shall be . indirectly recom
mended therefor by any member of
Congress or delegate from any Ter-.
ritory, except in the manlier now pro
vided. _ ,
The provisoes of this bill are cer
tainly stringent enough, but we have
not the slightest confidence that all
its penalties will avail to.. diminish:
the evil of office-seeking, nor relieve
members, of Congress froth' importu
nity. .That some such enactment is
necessary, \ shows to how great and
alarming an extent office is sought,
and the labor and inconvenience to
which it pats members of Congress.
We _have no doubt brit that Senators
and Representative would hasten to
enact some such law - if they felt it
would relieve them from the impor
tunity of those seeking places under
The inauguration of Gen. Giiii;er,
as President, witnessed an irruption'
of office-seekers at Washington, such
_as was never before experienced, and
brought down upon the unfortunate
members of Congress such a season
of perplexity and trouble, 'as made
most of them heartily sick of the .po
sitions they occupied. Mere than
one weak-hearted Congressman, over
come by the pressure, fled in dismay
from the Ciipital. No district, how
ever remote from Washington, .littt
supplied its quota to the host. They
filled the hotels, they swarmed in the
lobbies, they haunted the Depart
ments and they infested the rooms
of the members. ' Each one came pro
vided with a huge roll of testimonials,
from prominent personages, and each
one supposed'he had peculiar claims
upOn the personal influence of "my
I member, you know." It is needless
to say that the rejected vastly , out
numbered the lucky, and the army
in Flanders could have taken lessons
in profanity fitm the impecunious
and departing die-appointees. In
fact a certain train from Washing
ton, came to be called the "swearing
train." Welelieve there are but few
members who, passed tlirono that
fearful occasion, who would seek a
re-election if certain the same exper.:
ience was to be undergone.
The plan adopted at Washington,
of . conceding or submitting the ap
pointment in each Congressional dis
trict to the member, provided he is
in sympathy with the Administration,
virtually makes the office the gift or
prerogative of the Congressman. We
do not see how this can be . avoided,
nor that any good would come of the
change. Neither the President, nor
the'heads of the Departments can be
expected to have personal knowledge
of the fitness of applicants for the
vast number of offices at their dispo
saL What course more proper or
natural than that they Should rely
upon the man whom the people have
chosen to represent them—and hold
him responsible for the honesty and
capability of the appointee?
All the evils resulting_to the Gov
ernment and all the inconvenience
and importunity to which members
are subjected, will continue so long.
as the present plan of appointing and
'removing officers is continued. Mr.
Tnumnut;t!s proposition might for a
time lessen the evil, but it ., would
soon become as general and crying
as ever. The only certain remedy is
some enactment in the nature of a
Civil Service Bill, which will remove
,office-seeking from the arena of party
po)itics, and make the duration of
office, dependent upon capacity and
•'good Conduct, and not upon the pro=
,nunciation of apolitical "shibboleth."
That this will eventually be done, we
Ido not question. •
FISH AT THE Sr. NICHOLAS HOTEL.—
Much excitement was occasioned
about half-past three o'clock on Fri
day afternoon by an alarm of fire at
the St. Nicholas HoteL It was catsed
by an explosion in the gas works,.and
was confined to the building in which
the apparatus was located. This
building also contained the laundry
and the stables belonging to the hotel,
all which were destroyed. The flames
did not spread to the hotel building,
which' ift separated from the laundry
and gas works. The damage will
probably reach $lOO,OOO. A : woman
employed, in the laundry wag badly
burned by the explosion of a as tank
during the fire.
ss..The rumor comes from Rome
that the cardinal's red hat is to be
offered to two American prelates.—
Archbishops MCCLOSKY and SPAIIL
DMG, respectively of New York and
Baltimore, are designated as the for
tunate recipients of the distinguished
honor. If the American bishops are
standing by. the Pope in solid phal
anx, as it commonly asserted, they
ought to have not two, but a dozen
ceding Congrasit in the sante letcltb of: time' at
lestalsY tr 911111 4 1 4 r, t eo sl. ** in
the night. 'The cue Of On irgis was ritiderdlit-
I casaba; and st, baltpeat-crw.4loBl4t- the
nigbt, the trill.whickreqpirce that Stitte,.. tq ,th
censtrupt ibi4lPTltPos_kif thit
NirteentikAnradinent and the mtvistructran
INlvsoiCollgroli. — einhilliiiititibrtaitially — ilio
terms-reconinutided by President Grant in his .
annnal ni-Tfir-i du l be go . "; / ._ 3 T 1 9 .
The measure was utosfibitterly opposed on the
Demoentaddiby Omit Davis of -ICy., Ma,
nom of Okro, Norton id Minnesota,: cainerly of
amongst, and'abots, Mortnalei
alcrediteble t effort, batYLe woh;9l GarritDar.
viw-wn an 4491r11444.b0re0f Mr h wa i 4 4 4 2 r
fi9Dt, . 1 4 1 8 O %a Wm. fllcibiti l3 l o 4. 2 4 1
ed of the . ol4axemidete of two cons filtin r .nbo„
having bet jai strived on'thishorntOf
eii;liad never hisinktitieroeklig offrogs, sad .
passing a 'pow! 'of *titer they' wore. grestly
alarmed et the strange noise made by, these,
and Jemmy sent • his comrade to , aloortsin
whence the noise proceeded: after:main dilP
gent search Patrick remised,' slab mew soya
to him, POl,---did you find what .it is?"
says Pat,'"it is nothing-but a :miser' , r ;
With a president in foil and.earnest accord
with Congress, the attempts lx . ing mede by th e
rebel element in Georgia, Tennessee and ether
lately rebellions States, to ignore -the rron
stnictiou laws of Congress, will bevain; and
tho mischievous influences of AndrowJohnsons
a dministlition Over the irrepentant
the South will all soon be destroyed, and law
and order will rule- throughout' that:treason
stricken Emden of our conuAr3r. • '
A Dementia family broil occurred on the
door of tho House on Thursdey afternoon last,
which 'Was a source of much merriment among
the Republican members, and, amusement to
the spectators in the galleries. Tho House be
ing in Committee of the whole,.on tho State of
the Union, upon the President's-caessage, Mr.
Mungen, (Dem.) of Ohio, rose to 'address' the
House in relation to finance. Mr. Mungen bo
lag of the Pendletonian school of Democrats,'
proceeded to make an out and ont repudiation
speech; when a decided uneasiness begari to be
manifesto(' by some of his follow members on
the Democratic side of the House, and the spar
ring among them began. Mr. 'Brooks of New
York one to repudiate Mr. Mtmgeus repudia
tion speech 'in the name of and for the Demo
eratio party of New York."
'also rose and spoke "for the Democracy of Penn
sylvauis".againat repudiation. Mr. Eldridge of
Wisconsin, wag half repudiation, and half not,
and he spoke for the Demqcracy of hip State.
Mr. Jones of Ky.., :was in full accord with Mr.
Mogen; so we hale Ohio and Kentucky Democ
racy against Pennsylvania and New York De
mocracy. The Republicans gathered ab gut the
speakers in little knots, enjoying the "happy
family" quarrel, but saying nothing. At the
close of Mr. Mnngen's speech, Gen. Garfield.
Representative of Ohio, rase and offered the fol
lowing resolution: •
"Resolved, that the PropositiOn, direct or in
direct, to repudiatn , any portion of the debt ot
the United States,' is unworthy of the honor
and good name of Abe - nation, and that this
Horse without distinction of party, sets the seal
of its condemnation upon any and all such prop
This was ayes 133, nays 1,, (llrJones
of Ey.). Messrs. Eldridge, Mungcn, and other
Democrats not voting. This puts awitlivr
clincher upon all and any attempts to connoit
the American people to the policy of repudis Von.
and assures tho payment in good faith of 'our
A just an- proper bill introduced by Judge
Mercur of your district, entitled, "A bill to dis
panso.with spies and informers in the. internal
revenue service," provides:
"That all taws and parts of laws which give
to spies and informers any portion or share o f
the fines, penalties, and forfeitures imposed for
ariiolation of the internal revenue biws, he and
the Same are hereby repealed." '
The provision sought to be repealed by this
bill, has proved to be a source of much mischief,
and its repeal is demanded by business men
generally, as they have learned by the experi- .
euee et the past year that they are liable to be
come unconsciously the victims of a despicable
set of men, who under the guise of detectives,
are ready to ruin any man's business and. repu
tation to secure a reward.
RESIGNATION OF ASSOOIATE
JUSTIOE GRIER. \
The 'resignation of 'Mr. Justice
Grier, to take effect on . the first of
Febrilary, 1870, will create a Vacancy
in the Supreme Court for the Third
circuit, composed of the States of
Penn'a, New Jersey and Delaware.
Judge Grier is a man of strong native
intellect, and of great legal ability,
who has rendered very important ser
vice to the country whilst a member
of the Supreme Judiciary of the Unit
ed States. He has held that office
for nearly a quarter of a century,
whichfivas preceeded by his filling a
high judicial appointment in his native
When, Therefore, Judge Grier took
his seat upon the bench, of the Su
preme Court of the United States, he
had the advantage of a long judicial
experience which enabled him to • car
ry on the business of his circuit with
great efficiency and dipatch.-
• The Stateiof Pennsylvania, inlB6o,
had a population of nearly three mil
lions, and an area of 4G,000 square
miles, with very large commercial, agricultural, mining and manufactur
ing interests, with enormous deposits
of the most valuable of all minerals
—iron and coal. She has two Sena
tors and twenty-four members of
Congress, and is the second State, of
the Union. She has been steadfastly
attached to the preservation of the
National Government, and has been
uniformly opposed to secession and..
repudiation. , t.
The bar of Pennsylvania numbers
several thousand, and comprises many
able and eminent members. Mr.
Binney, now in his ninetieth year,
retired .many years ago, and Mr.
Meredith, wliihit still appearing in
our courts, uccasionally, has abanuon
ed the more active pursuits of the
profession. The Hon. William Strong
now occupies the fignt rank, and may,
be considered the leader of the prac-,
tieing bar of the State. He' was for
eleven years a judge of the" Supreme
Court of Pelinsylvania, and for ability,
clearness ofi conception and expres
sion, and 4onndness of judgement,
ranked with the ablest of as associ
ates. Judge Strong is well known
throughout the whole State, and is
eminently popular with the bar
the community at large, and his ap
pointment to the vacancy occasioned
by the resignation of Judge Grier
would give entire satisfaction to the
people of Pennsylvania.'His judicial
experience would enable him to 1' 7t
to the discharge of the duties, of ..ds
high, office just that matured and
practiced intellect which it demands.
Ten Persons Reported Dead
HAZELTON, Pa., Dec. 18.—Another
terrible mining- accident occurred at
five o'clock this morning at Stockton,
near this place: A coal mine caved
in, filling the shaft and tunnel with
enormous masses of earth, carrying
two large houses down with it and
choking the entrance to the mine.
There were several persons in the
dwelling houses at the time of the
accident, and these were carried down
in the falling; mass and buried hope
lesslyin the ruins. Of course they
distanc, of tqrty fget and werebrolen
Tus cause or -Tau Amu:wiz
Ponksinas.. Pa., Pea dis
pateli fro& Hate - akin taYs — the cause
pulncgidit4t ipa tfutt, place ~ was by
wor a kin` tbe Wiest in tbe colliery too
iirirtlie - gurfactrimder - the - tomes;
UP" being only abollt t w enty: feet of
space left wbereAlt, 3 l,4 llll ;lin:
afeir-44s , toefore a map? of persons
hole, .wliske aVortiPA of 4 30 ,1/ 0 A 1 4 ,- ,
*ln of the,railrOad;l4 - RAYeAr aWaY,
some - workinp that,appreacluxl
I too neat the girfaCe. • -
Vl i gNnON CHEDITOREIThe.
.L.s.underehreed gives notice that all book DOXitlittli
waist be settled betpre the Stitt day orFeb: next, or
the, will ',cleft for 'collection. ~Also :that toy beat
near will be amducle4 under. the Arm name-431qt
inst7t & Co.'after loaner? first' 1870; '
A: 'SPLENDID CHANCE,
AN EXTRAORDINAEY OVVEIL.
DON'T DELAY, BEND AT ONCE.
• ; or THE ootor. rim
. . •
• I'RRE FOR O;RA' FLAB.
Tem 'Mecums* Broca Jodunsi.„,—A first-class
monthly. containing a 9 . lama /double column pages
devoted to Farming and Stockßreeding, containing
regular departments for the Practical Farmer, Dairy
man, Stock Breeder, .Wool Growers, and Poultry'
Keeper, ke., ka., ke.,Ziustested with numerous fine
Engravings and bound in handsomely tinted corers.
'Farmers wall find in this monthly a very adept
aid in all the departments of Fareqing and Stock
Breeding. It has a Veterinary Department under
the charge of one -of the ablest Professors in the
United States, who answers through, the Jocasta.,
free of eheope, all questions relating to Sick, Injured
or Dams Hones, Cattle, Sheep, Swine or Poultry.
Thus every Subscriber has a Horse and Cattle Doct
We are now prepared to offer the Maracas leroex
1t047115.11t as ofree gift for one year, to al/ nereeetseri
beer (or r e newals) to March Met, whoshall subscrilie
immediately and lay in advance. This is a rare op
portunity which the intelligent people et our section
will no doubt duly appreciate. " Hand in- your gut.:
ricriptieus for the Berm= at once and secure Teat
/ironic lomat/a. free for one year.
WHERE TO GET' THEMA
FOR FLNE GROCERIES,
• SYRUPS, &c.
Cannot be excelled.
For a very hole° artiele of
DRIP A K EAST TEA„
Go to MERIDETIIS
For.COO G EXTRACTS.
, DRI FRUITS,
SOAES;of sU Undo, .
And ih fact every thing in the Grocery line.
• Go to 111;ItLDh.T1.1.5
You can always nltd a choice articlo of •
and CORN 31.E.1.L,
At the GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE, of
Dec. 20, '69.—tf
GOLD STILL COMING DOWN !
GROCERY & PROVINION LINE,
are tIONV bUil/g offered at
C 0 «ELL &, M Y R'S
at prices that cannot fall to satisfy. all that they are
determined not to be undersold by. any one. They
have enlarged their Store by building so that they
now have room for the fresh supplies that arc daily
received by them. They have connected with their
store-a Market where they now keep fresh meats to
sell by the quarter or piece, and a full supply of Gro
ceries and Provisions, - to which they would call the
attention of all cash buyers. Come and examine our
'Goods and Prices, before purchasing and satisfy
yourselves. We guarantee all goods to give entire
satisfaction. We-are thankful to our customers for
their past liberal patronage and solicit a continuance
of the same. COW ELL A - . MIME.
Dec. 20, 1869.
AT A MEETING OF THE BOARD
of Managers of the Penn's and N. Y. C. and It.
R. Co., held Oct. 211th, 1060, It was resoh - ed to torus
$2,000,000 of a preferred stock, entitled to dividends
of ten per cent. from the date of issue with krre..ar
ages until paid.
The first distribution of this stock will be made
January lat. 1850, and will be of 12.500 shares of
the par value of one hundred dollars per share,
equal to $1,250,000. lam imstructed to oiler this
stock pro rota to the holders of common stock, at
par value, payable as follows: Twenty-tire per cent.
on or before the let day of January; 1870, and twen
ty.llve per cent. quarterly thereafter, until the whole
is paid—or the whole amount may be paid at the
time of subscription, When paid in full, certificates
will be issued entitled toilie dividend. and on enstal
merits, interest will be, allowed at the rate of six
bitters of the stock: of the North Branch Canal
Company, on which all instalments bate been paid,
are entitled to receive two shares of the common
1 stock of the Pa. & N.Y.C. & R.R. Co. in exchange for
each single share thereof, and upon this exchange
being made will be allowed to subscribe for their
proportion of the preferred stock on the condition
set forth above. JOUN P. COX,
Doc. 20,180. Treasurer.
NO JOKE ABOUT ifttiS
NOTICE, is hereby given to every man, -without
respect of persons, indebted to us that settlement
MUST BE MADE on or before the 16th day of De
cember, 1869, or we shall be compelled to make col
lections. MARSHALL DROS. & CO.
Towanda, Dec. 1. 1869.
PARTICULAR' NOTICE I -
TO ALL WHOM IT KAY CONCERN :
Having disposed of my Clothing. Store, and being
desirous of closing up my business, this is to notify
all persons indebted that thoy must walk up to the
•Captain's office." I may be found for the present
at my old stand. J. M. COLLINS.
Towanda. Doc: 4. 18C).
TRY OUR CELEBRATED
• E 4
ey- t i
The very beet clualittea of
LACX, BROWN, & SCOTCH
A gfrat viuiet; Elf illl3l most pops}
tar as of
of al.aolt every• deseriptlou front
Particular attention given- to sup
plying the amnia of dealers in this
and adjoining counties at
BLACK ALPACAS is and certain
ily will continue to be one of the favOrate ma
terislil for all seasons and it is always fashionable.
The “Borrsio Basun" is a fabric absolutely super
ior to any ever imported. They . are remarkable for
fineness of texture and richness of color ; besides,
like all really excellent articles, they are at once ele
gant and ecenomical,Frank Leslie's Ilagarilie of
Fashion for Nor. 180. TATion & Co.. Agents, To-
JULES HUG 1 . 51. , a ' A , ,1' '4
-,, • po,,i ;
JEWELLER (6 , 4 /1 • i , . ed
Um Net reectred from New 'York a ulw asaortment
of Ana Gold
A if **Ate
vi all deserlpticep. M & glete*a arSOrtnieut- of
GOLD .CHAINS FINE GOLD
CLOCKS OF ALL STYLES FILM THE CHEAP
GOLD, kILVEB,,SISp STEEL aPEDTACLES_AND
EYEGLASSES to at sn cases of impaired Right.
NEW PATENT AcCOMODATING:SPECItACLEiI.
. . .
By this patent I am enabled to cache age (Basses at
any, time without...extra charge.. Call and ace.
CL,OCES, WATCHES AND JEWELRY DEPALREE
Towanda, Dec. 16, 1861
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QOUTH SIDE OF MERCUR'
IJ NEW BLOCK !
FASIIIONABLE HATTERS !
LA DIES' AND CENTS FURS
AMERICAN HAT CONFORMER
Towanda, Pa, Oct. 13, 1869,
PREPARE FOR WINTER
BY PAPERING YOUR ROOMS]
NO NEED OF U. OLD .NEWSPAPERS ANY
S3v money by selling dour ohl,vapers ana,bnyiug
some of that beautiful
lie has just marked down his entire stock and is
prepared to sell Wall Paper of every description,
i..ch cheaper than it has ever been offered in this
market before. dec.2,1869.
p077 - El_,D
• HAVE - NOW °MC THEIR
TLTEY OFFER AT A
' / FROM FORMER PRICES,
AL.;O .t FEW ELEGANT
llce. 9, 1569. - POWELL SI CO.
FINE SHAWLS - •
Just received from a late Importers' Sale, a taw•
BROCHE fi PAISLE Y SHAWLS;
In the very• latest colorings trail design.:,
at very low prices.
' Dec. 9, 1869. POWF-LL k CO.
put ❑p In all stiles
One Aoor turfit of
r . „ 7 :17;1:11t
SWISS • WA.TCffitS,
all new. _
EST . 'To' THE mgrr
= • 0--
SIGN OF THE 810 HAT!
CLONNEY & AiILSBEY,
Awl - dealers ill
BUFFALO AXI3 FANCY It013a;,
ILK 11.1 T& PERFECTLY PITTih WIT!!
WALL PAPER OF F. J. CALKINS
LET LS REASON TOGETHER
How can any person manufacture Confections
and 'sell it at 15 cents a pound. when sugar is we
16 cents pt the Refinery. (unless it is terribly adut
How can any dealer retail =eh a zits compound to
his customers and have a conscience void of offence?
How can any consumer expect to purchase pure
Cenfectionery at twenty-five and thirty cents per
pound when a pure article cannot be manufactured
less than thirty to forty cents per pound. consisting
of cassia buds, burnt almonds, and such class of
Within a few days we have been offered cassia .
buds, etc., for fifteen cents per pound, and Choco.
[ late Creams, at twenty cents, and the agent acknow
ledged that they were 'adulterated ten per cent, with
Terra Alba ; and It is fact that tons of this cheap
Confectionery , are -made and,. sold in this country
every year, and the consumers are the only persons
injured by it.
Now, [ or the tenet of those who wish a Pure,,artiete
of Con ioncry, we mai warrant every article nf our
man a foie Strictly Pure and free from every ingre
dient de eterima taheigth: . ? -.
Sta=uerli ocupie4 by John ran. Main Street.
'I dal, °cipher 1., 1569. .
We nave extended our. lines throe .;, to Wavetir
- a and
NAL. and aro now pros red to receive. ....A
Money and merchand ee, and collect notes, dratts,
checks, &e., with deep: fch and at low rates. ,
• We run careful and experienced messengers
through between Philadelphia and New York and Wa
verly daily, except Sundays, insuring quick time and
v 0... SPECIAL RATES trill be allowed regiibir ahip
pere of Sinter and Fgga, and part:loniar attention
given their prOrepf in Philadelphia and New
JOHN s7n7.lE. dn., Sup
EDW. E. PARK ,
General Oftien—.l2n Cbert 11:t. St .
Sept. '23, WA
TOWANDA Bilk i)t.' , E COMPANY
The annual meeting of the of the To
wanda Bridge Company for. the election of a Presi
dent, Treasurer and eta managers to serve the ensu
ing year, will be held at the rind National Bank of
Towanda, on Wednesday; January 5, 1870, -between
the hours of one and three, P. It
N. N. Berra Jr.. Secre
RE BEST SYRUPS IN TA
0. w , gt • - • At •
TRY OUR TEAS AND COFFEE
CO ELL t: 3IYER.
OTS AND SHOtSt
lar g die k na moat aptaphao ag-
eortment of gcKxll; in this line ever
al f e f i
- . c
HUMPHREY, / Y3iioTilifig,
We cal.,,opeeial, 4teit,„iori A 6. our
bfENS't AND BOYS'
FALL AND WINTEft. *EAR,
minpriging kinds Of
prNy, AND HEAT 7olfil
- FARMERS, =MANIC%
All the , latest most I.)6pular
styles of '
and Cm. ong.x's Shoes
'in Goat, French and Glove
Sergo, Calf. or 1311 E
At all times . customers will find.
onr'assoriment of.gqoap, uniiValed
mthis market and the prie - es at the
kwest . figures
lYe offer in our
Aka unusually attractive stock of
SARATOGA & 'FRENCH TRU:CRS,
a.TaAvELiNG I3.acs, RE'rlCl77,Eis, &C
FARNESS AND SADDLERY
We call• the. Attention of Horse-
men to. our immense variety of
Carriage and .Team -Harness;
Saddles, Bridles, Blankets,
Whips and Robes
This department is directly over
our Shoe Store, and will at-all times
be fully 'stocked with All goods be-
`ongiug to the Harass trade. Any-.
thing in the line Nvil niade'on
short notice and by experient•aTfint
Oct. 13, 1863.
NEW FALL & WINTER GOODS
B. J. II'ETTES d 'CO.,
are now receiving a fre.sh anpply of
FALL AND' WINTER 'GOODS
especially adapted to tills market:, consisting. in par
,of a general line of
DOMESTIC . GOODS,
BROWN BLEACHED .31USLIN
DRESS 'GOODS & TRLUNEDZGS
FLthiNELS. ZEPLITR WORSTEDS.,
lbsiery, Xution.q, (ft.' &(-
which AM oin. , r at the loweat tuarkg. prices
.• .1.1,:o a gen6ral line of lIAIR GOODS, surlt as
REAL AND .111 - 1 - TATiON ELM SWITCRE:S
OUR NEELLECE.RY DEPARMEENT
is being-rnslenlshAl with a, large stock of the latest
HATS AND PONNETS !
FALL AND WINTER TRADE,
Together with a fallassortment of the latest styes of
FLOWERS, FEATHERS, A:tip RIBBONS,
and a general lino of T.IIIIIAITNOS. Having in our
-employ And-class and tasty' IfILLLNEJILS, we flatter
ourselvea that we can tarnish tbetradegoods in that
line that will please all .who favor 118 with their pat
ronage. D. A. PETTES
Towanda. - Oet. 5,1009-3 re
SEW BOOT ND- SHOE STORE,
South rna of WArel Ilbuso
The nnder4;netl are reeirving a large and :ell RN
eetell atoek of
_1 NIl SIIOES
800 T S
Suit b} .fur th
SUMMES AND FALL TRADF,
WUleh ar olTvr Ina• for Cowt!sting 9.f
AND CHELD1 r
SEH E/► AND PEGGED BOOTS
mxnr. TO ORDER
REPAIRING NFATh 1' DONE
AND READV WIIEN PRO3IXSE.D,
Thankttl ft.r. pit,t fr.vor:t, n continuance
of the store.
Towanda, April 5, 1869
NEW FIA,IIDIVAttE' AND STOVE
STOP .E SHOP IVYALUSINg
H. F. S L Z
jud-receirecl - p trill mapply of ' .
COAL AND WOOD 6CIOKU4O STOVES, COAL.AND
WOOD ECEATISO EIMER, ELEVATED OVENS
BASE BURNEUSA:c. HORSE SHOES, NAIL RODS.
rconiir E.410E MoN, 110.1:sC NAILs, COUN ENtry.x
Apple Pearere,•kr. All til.zen of Nails and I
REPAIRING AND JOBBINGOF ALL KINDS
of the meet approved Ftylee, donent etiort notice
All kinds of Cutlery.' S. iseora, Raleore . .CAr:whters.
Elia Bra ithe, awl %Wagon • 3lakers`
lifttoyelk -Give toe a call,
chelp as the cheapest.
Wyalttaing. Nov. a. '69,
9A_A?lnlß e ~u"h`~Y..:v. -."1••-4[41..
ptyvmT.z.,. & co.
EXTRAORDINARY BARGAINB !
•- t •
FOS THE LLD'S!).
American Black Silks,
-•-• • Irish Poplins, French
..• • .
', • . man ClothS,English and
- French Serge's, Plain A;
Poplin finish Black Al
, pacas, Black,- all wool,
- Reps, Plaid Sergeri,
. " Plaid Poplins, 25. pieces
Ohene Poplins, at 25
_per yard, ortli
Ladies' Sabkingiin all
• , ! the latest styles and col
' ors, Veleteens in all
colors for - Ladies suits,
elegant Asti 'cans, Dog
. pkin SaaingS; - A: Plush
I . - .de Russia' in ;different
Beaver Cloths, French
and Austrian Coatings,
Doe - sititis .Cassimeres,
• Fancy. Cassimeres,
tiuetts, Ken t 'ky. Jeans,
and ribbed Shirts and
.Drawers, Buck Gloves,
~'Buck Mittens, Fur - -top
- "Gloves, Kid
NEW GOODS ! NEW GOODS !
It.. F. SI:I.2IER
Real and imitated Lac,
Valenciennes and Cluny
. Sashes, Sash Ribbons,
• Dress Trim/m.4lo,Em
Alexander Kid Gloi•cs,
Cloth, Beglif and Wor-.
rino Vests and Draw
ers,Zephyr Knit Hoods
pellaiitit, Skirts & Skirt
Shawls, Lap Robes,"Al
aska Robes—an entire
ly new and 13andsomely
trim - hied Wmter Robe.
Fancy ,knit Scarfs,Wor
sted-knit Garterl, W
ent Merino Vest and
Drawdrs Merino; Hose,
Flannel Hose, Nancy
striped Cashmere Ho - se,
Fine French Cloth
Gloves, Berlin lined
Dptchess Gloves, Zeph
k-syr Hnit . Hoods. •
Shirts and .Drawers,
Suspenders, Knit wors
ted Scarfs, Wool Mit
Gloves, Paper Collars,
Neck Tics, and Wool
Tea - au:Ls. Dec. 9. 1899
AT THE STORE
TRACY &' MOORE
Nov and beautiful stylo; of
FALL AND WINTER
Just tveivcti at
TRACY .& rooßE's
CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE,
HATS k CAPS,
BQOTS A ND SHOES
And everything in thia jlvt oix.nod
AT TM: STORE OF
TILU) s Moo1:1
Towanda, Sept. 2S, 18CO
CA UTlO:>.:.—Not ice is hereby giA eit
to all, persons net , to negotiate for ;as , li. te+
given by me on the friitt day of Decezubcr. ISO. , '
Zadoek K r Cough ; owl for $.50 due next April. awl
the other for Slat: payil is in one year. A. I hare
nut received full value erefor I ulll Iv.: I' ,, , I : '
same unless compelled , - caw. . -
JAMES P. IlAltbor.it
Ulster, Pa., Dec. 5, ir.111)..-ta. - -.-
BLACK ALPACAS hold the prow
nent place for ladies' wear, and jtrigin:
the extenaive demand aturlan.Te Faks of Ito
FAL° litaini," and front what we hear awl
them we belie.ve then, to be the tie ,r Ina.
Bold in thin country.—.Vele Yon: Pry 60; 44
mist. Talton & Co.. Agent+. Towanda.
STATE NOMIAL SCHOOL,
Stutlout.; admitted ct any Woo. --
Horns for Studonti. Avidy to .
CHAS. 11. VEIIIIILL
Ike. 13. isc9.-31.
THU I . FAL() BRAND" Bit. •
Alpaca , 5111.41 a Whit .
deserved reputation 01l over the country, f.A
ing more and more fylitniable every day. We
carefully cm: mimed tir=e gouda, and can tii.tify al
speak from experience of their durabihty• r"
ladica* wear. have no equal in- the markit. e
look well to the tact.—ronoe.imoilli. TAILOR
Agents. Towanda, l'a.