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The Armes Trishs.
Rev. Pavid Swing is rusticating
among his old farmer friends, and
Sends some characteristic_reflections
to the Alliance.- •He thinks a farm
efllife is not at.. all .roSeztinted,— ,
and proves it too, in these reflections:
" 'the farmer, if he possess any
emotional naturei: is mad' about half
the=time at his neighbor's cow of
and is Vexed half the time at the
weather. The preacher who comes
home from an empty church, and the
lawyer who comes.home with an ad
verse deciston,in lies po4et, do- not
cast themselves on:the lounge with a
deeper dispist than fills the farmer's
soul when the fortieth - day of rain
sets in and his hired man comes back
to the barn from .the muddy field.
The average farmer will be awake at
nigl,:t to see if that Cloud will not
pityjtis parched 'field, or wilt not
spare his half-drowned wheat. The
Sunday School books were wont to
tell us children about farmers who
were killed bylightningbetause they
said bad 'words about rains in - har
vest. In a tract, from which I suck
eol some' theology when a babe, there
was a picture of a streak of lightning
running down the pitchfork of an-in
who'had in his anger- Tointed
his hay-irons toward tliieelouds that .
weeping on his Irkll-cured timo,
thy. To what information this tract
afforded, additional knowledge has
been added in subsequent years, so
thatt now•hazard the opinion that
the average farmer is mead at the
Nteather about half the time - , and that
- the other portion of his: time robbed
of serenity by;the strange conduct of
the man and - animals that occupy the
adjacent farm: :Neither preaching,
nor.law, nor medicine, nor literary
pursuits are so at the. mercy of the
weather, as: are the hopes of him -who,
tills the soil. And to, the torments
of.mind which the weather brings,
throw in - some mental pangs caused
by the late frosts and, fly, and rust,
and 'wind. anti cheat,. and much of
the roseate' hues'which tip the shin
gles of the.cOuntry home fade.
• What we all want is honorable
work and good food and
and some learning and some fun,
and some friends, and some sort o
an honorable name, land then, beyond
those ideas, it does not matter in theL
least whether we hold in our hand- 4
plow-crook,-;or an engine-le6er, or' a
goose quill . 1
Enifs for Choosing a Good Cow
She shoUld i be in full flow. (This
means that h 0 calf is .at least ten
days old ; her - condition - will not
change until conception). 'Weigh
her upon :the stock scales. If the
weight'of milk yielded by her in thir-'
ty days equals her in weight . she -is
worthy of furthertrial, which should
he made seven months after concep
tion; if her flow is found to equal
her weight in sixty days, she is a
good cow for either family or dairy
. man. A better cow will do this
twenty days ; the best cow for milk
will do it in ten days, tin, full flow,
and "the diminution in flow will
not be- more than half up to
birth of calf.. :Now, by . 1 ‘ Guenon's
Escutcheon Alarkings,i to select the
best milch cows : You_ will find
strip of short, fine lia!r of an upward
growth, begihning — upon the front of
the udder, extending back and up
ward hetween the thighs toward the
tail: In this strip of up growing hair,
above each hind teat, there is a patch
of down-growing hair. of the - smile
,shape and size. Cows marked in this
manner, withoutother down-growing
hair, in or encroaching; upon the "es
cutcheon,"l are of a
_hither order of
merit as milk producers than any
-cows without these marks-above the
back teats upon the udder. This
strip of tip rowing hair is — Cill — ed — Th
• tiuenon's Treatige on the mach cow,-
" the . escutcheon." He does, not use
the term " milk mirror" in his work.
The books in which 'milk mirror is
used are spurious; and are not more
• reliable than the '"crumpled horns,"
which can he, and are produced—
cl amps used ostensively for this pur
pose by traders in fancy cattle, which
are - sold by good looks and pedigree,
• witlioilt, regard to other merit ; and
C.thruSe of the milk .mirror by the
. vrriters of cow literature shows that
they are at least careless in their use
of propositions, and this impairs the
. estimate to be placed upon their
work by, well posted readers: Dairy
cattle of both sexes have the escutch-•
con marks.developed at the age of
twelve Weeks, the milk veins at about
1 sear. Breeders who wish to iniprove,
the, merit of their herds "sloulti only
breed cattle that ,have their marks
• well defined, wide; and extending
we'd up—the,higher the Better. The
upper termination.ofithe escutcheon,
by the forms, fixes 'the classification
pf the cow.—Letter to Ohio Farmer.
SAI.T . , r .,
AS A TOP DRESSING.—The
• valuel of salt as a top dressing for the-
Orchard, and . for gfaSs, has been long
. il. subject of discussion, and like ;pins
-ter, it has many advocates, while not
a few who have used it have failed to
find any *beneficial effects . from it.
i the _Mich iyan Farmer relates the ex
-rerience of a noted and. successful
farmer in East Saginaw - which may
throw More light upon the discus
sion. Mr. Smith procured a quanti-
Ay of refuse salt with the intention
of dressing a considerable portion of
the land with it, but the whole
amount, ten tons,. was put upon a ten
acre lot. it, is itikportaitt to note the
quality and conditions of the soil. It
was a sandy loam, with a substratum
of stiff clay at a depth of ,two feet.
It was thoroughly drained. It had
recently been seeded witti. rye . and
. timothy seed. The. water from the
drains for a few months was exceed
ingly salt to the taste. The rye mulc t
a fair crop in the spring clover seed
was sown, and Ifor two years very
heavy crok were taken off—over
three tons of hay to the acre, and all
insects were . killed out. The light
surface soil and the drainage prevent
ed the .complete killing out of the
ryand timothy, and leaves it toter
al ly well proved_that - salt is, in pro
.. ; e
r 'quantity, a good fertilizer - for
b ass. Around fruit trees, not too
freely administered, there is reason
to believe , tis valuable. The lesson
is toradapt the fertilizer to the con
dition'of the soil. -
t ' .
F.GO OMELET.—Break the eggs,
separate the yolks from 'the .whites;
beat the whites to a stiff froth ; then
drop the yolks in the whites and beat
both well together ;: griase the pan
(with butter; cook two . minutes, one
minute before,turned, one minute af
ter turned ; do not season until after
cooked, as the seasoning
causes it to
fall if done before cooked.
APPLE.. JcE. : —Gfate, sweeten,. and
freeze 411, flavored apples. Years,
peaches, quinces, or canned fruits
may be prepared in the same way..
E. E. QumLAI,
a.A. WILT, Commit/a
3. Tilt Commit of -
G. W. EIAN, Associate liditors:
A. T. LILLE!.
Commonleaticms may be sent to either of? the
above edltoiv, as may be preferred, and will appear
In the fas,lis of which he has ehargee_
U. W. BLOT, Editor.
7 COUNTY StIP - EBINTENDENOL •
Since entering upon the • duties of the
office; the Superintendent has found work .
for gye.ry day. Asa representative from
this' county be has visited the Normal
School of this district, and attended the
State Teachers t : Associa'ion at Reading.
Saturdays have been needed for office
work. Nearly one hundred schools of the
county haVe been visited which has re-,
quired about six hundred miles of tra v el—
the secitons visited being the extremes of
the county. The work of visitation has not
always heretofore been properly diltrib
uted—the most, favorably located tieing
visited Perhaps too frequently, while the
most remote ,aqd difficult of access have
had far to little attention. One or two
schools were visited that the directors
claimed had. always escaped visitation. If
this labor be properly planned and equit
able perfOrmecl, every school may be
reached during the year and have the vis
its as long as the leverage in the State,
etthough, to do this, the Supertntendent
May hare to make some long extra jour-.
ney to reach schools not in session certain
terms, or dosed from sickness of pupils
or teacher. Each 'school may be visited
annually, but every teacher can not be, aa
there is more or less itineracy, and, from
not 'tonsidenng this, teachers may, in that
pant, have,unjustly censured.
With regard tn , tin) necessity for, or
utilit} of the superintendency,. there are
sane peculiar views. Some ore utterly
unable to /lee any necessity for the office,
but vision is wonderfully clarified and im
proved when directed toward the necessi
ty for the public offices they may happen.
to hold. Others, good honest farmers,
have been made to firmly believe that a
visit of an hour or two at a school is val
tielest, while admitting that a half day
would be beneficial.
The Superintendent in most cases hai
thoroughly questioned the teacher as 'to
what is taught and what is not; as to
what methods are used ; as to just classi-
fication of the school, etc., and has re
quired recitations for a short interval, in
different studies that tin teacher's work
might- be fairly judged. Now, would
farmers need to watch a new hand a half
day to know whether he knows how to
mow, to sow, to plough or do any kind of
farm work? One Minute at each would
suffice? Would- not judgment soon be
formed as to tact skill, energy, and.
One normal school graduate, when a re
lative had', to be examined considered ex
aminations a mere formality, and the vis
itations of Superintendents useless. Was
his graduating-examination a mere for
-mality, or might he pot find the annual
examination more than a formality, if re
quired to pass it? The Superintendent's
visit to this relative was something more
than ?laden as it determined the fact that
the teacher was at work contrary to law,
having no legal - certificate. Four other
schools have been 'visited and teachers
found without certificates. During the
examination of ona of these who claimed
to have taught eleven terms, eleven ques
tions in fractions, decimals, interest, com
mission, etc., were given, and ten missed;
mental arithmetic, total failure ; gram
orthography and geography, Very
poor ; certificate refused. This; teacher,
to be so poorly qualified after eleven
terms of teaching, must be like one who
said to . Missliowland; a teacher of twen
ty years' successful experience, the holder
of a permanent certificate, and a constant
student, "I don't care if my certificate is
„tfie poorest, I get just as good wages as
y 9 do with all your study and attendance
Our best qualified teachers are constant
ly \ abandoning the work, and their places .
Milled with the poo;red, because diree
have persisteditithaving a cast iron
level of wages,—paying The poorest and
the laziest just the same the vost skillful
' and industrious. Every director with
whom the Superintendent has convened
on this subject, seems willing to pay ac
cording to three things qualification as
shown by certificate,. experience, and,suc
cess, and we earnestly urge directors to
this course. Teachers constantly com
plain of too low wages, but if the above
method be adopted, most of this complaint
will cease ; as the best get too little, and
the poorest too much. '
When teachers apply for fall and win
ter schools, the director should copy the
grades of the blanches from certificate, the
number of terms taught, and then at a
meeting of the board select the • teachers.
The success of the teacher will be known
to seine of the board. The only objectlim
that can.be urged is as AO where to send
the poor teachers that may be employed,
'and to what school the good ones. '
A board 'of directors can decide this
justly for a township, by changing the
grade of teacher for a school-froth time to i
time if all teachere can not'be first i
Let the motto for all, in arrangin.bass.
winter schools be, spare the childre u
if a poor teacher be spoiled, rather-- than'
spare the teacher and spoil the children.
Many teachers not mentioned below are
teaching good schools, and some others
very poor ones.. The following are be
lieved to be good teachers in most 'partic
ulars, and"-ore especially commended for
the following : Alice Watson, for black
board at her own-expense ; George Leon
ard, for. removing bushes and weeds from
schootgrounds, and fences, and improve
ment of school 'property; Lizzie Dough
erty, for map drawing ; Frank A.Hrown,
'for map drawing and primary instruction;
. Pirselda Johnson, for word method in
diagrams in grammar; B.
Beck, for having his unabridged diction-
A - 11 - 3 J - e -ti caw root blocks in use in school
room ; Wilmot Knapp, llidgbury, l and
Debbie Kuykendall, • Windham, for ex
cellent work in • advanced grammar;
Anna, Tuton, for assisting pupils
. to help
themselves - instead of doing' wolk for
them,'and for spelling and primary work;
„Ella Wells Terry, for excellent written
programme, studiousness and attention
of pupils ; Theresa Horton, for most of
the points'" mentioned above ; Edith
Thompson, * for having no superior in
keeping alt pupils of school busy, and for
having pupils understand what they are
readifig ; Mary Sriteney, for best results
in penmanship ; Mary E. Stalford, for .
written programme and teaching sounds
Of letters; Ella Rockwell, for. the orna
mentation of school room ; Caine Ackley, '
for advanced class; in arithmetic; Ida
Drake, (or excellent recitation in intellect
ual arithmetic ; Miss Bullock, of Sylva
for most naturalness in reading; Net
tie Bixby, for dictation of examples in
arithmetic to pupils;--at blackboard. M.
E.llowlaud, for mottoes, 'flowers, ever
. greens, adorning the school room.
In only a half dozen schools have writ
ten programmes been fottud, and intlairY
into the ebussitication, has shown, in the
majority of caws m aul inked° in the
division,of time--Kocond reader heard but
twice daily and five elanice \ in geography;
Tachers who have the ability to _make
r e - gond written programme (!tintsiining a
minimiim of classes and ait \ equita
ble division of time, will be founwitti
one "postedup in the school room.
1 - i te
Less than half a dozen schoo.. vis ted,
' are receiving instruction in sounds of t-
ters, yetthe bending to all lessons in . .
spelling book points , the teacher to thi s
work. Teachers frankly tell:the superin
tendent they do not know how to teach
the sounds. Is it possible our teachers
do not know how to properly teach. the
spelling book and prinpry reading? It is
quite time; then, that a two.weeks' insti
tute be held to propnre teachers: =•
. Less than half our schoola have instruc
tions in writing—for shame.
A commonfanit is, that pupils read ID
too difficult books, hence stammer and
drawl. The principles of reading.,—an.
cent, emphasis, inflection, modulation, are '
scarcely ever taught. Pupils simply imi
tate the teacher, anal* the majority of
eases not even thatall the teacher does
is to pronounce.tbe hard words.
Too long spelling lessons—half learned
are the rule. A pupil should be required
to pronounce a word after the teacher,
and spell but once on it.
Too much idleness, and as a natural
consequence .'too much play in many
For the Educational Department of the.. 1124407
• ?MID RZT . OUTLE.. -
LARGE vi• BOLL EIOROOL DIEOTEIOTII
The whole amount raised for school
purposes in the township in which I re
side, seems like a very considerable sub;
whereas, the wages which our_ directors
can affor,d to pay the teachers, Keine ri
diculously small. They have fixed the
wages forthe winter schools at the maxi-.
mum of, twenty dollars a month, and
'they pay half as much for the summer
schools.. The whole amount which they
expend for each school cannot be-much
over one hundred dollars a year. And
yet some of our people complain bitterly
of the high school taxes which they have
I believe that our present' Board of Di
rectors are sincerely desirous to do all in
thefr power to . promote the efficiency- of
the schools. But there are difficulties in
the way here as there are elsewhere. And
I think the most serious difficulty of an
Which they encounter, is the fact that
their predecessors have built to many
school houses. I imagine they find them
selvei in very much the same kind of di
lemma as a tall\p3an sleeping under bed
clothes that are too short for him. Either
his feet must protrude' from under the
blankets, or else tkft upper part of his
body must be exposed to the rigors of the
weather. And our directors must either
levy a heiivier tax than the people are
willing to pay, or they must make the
teachers wages—what they
are fourteen school districts in the town
ship. If it were possible to lay out these
districts in a equate form, and all equal
in size, with the school house at the cen z
ter of each district, and if , there was a
road leading directly from each man's
dwelling to the school house, no child iq
the township would have much over half
a mile to go to school.
The directors should henceforth phrsue
the policy of gradually consolidating • the
school districts. There should be only
two school houses where there are three
now. _I think that most parents would
feel that they were really better accom
modated by having_a good school estab
lished a mile and a halfswaY, than they
would to with a- poor or indiffejent school
at their doors. The directors should take
advantage of thei) \ rinciple that the areas
.of similar figures are to each other as the
squares of their like dimensions. If they
shauld increase the letgth and breadth of
a school district by one-half, they would
'make it more than twice as large as it was
before ; or, if they should make the length
and breadth greater by a fourth, (and
that, I think, might be done), the district
would become More than half as large
again as before. In that case there would
be need of' only two school houses where
there are three now, and, Vie school tax
remaining as it is, the Directors could
add at least sixty per cent. to the amount
at present expended for each ac, hool. I
believe that many of the school districts
of our tow nship contain only twenty or
thirty children of school age. I admit
that it is possible to have a_ very good
school with such a small number of pu
pils; but it is not possible to secure the
.rmauent services of well qualified teach
ers at an aggregate expense of one hun
dred dollars a year for each school. . t .k
I may be mistaken as to the practica
bility of reducing the number of scchool
districts in the way I have indicated. But
I believe it is a matter well worthy of in;
vestigation by our educational "powers
that be." W. H. E.
SITS"IIERANNA COLLEGIATE IN
srtrtrra. ,Fall Term commences MONDAY,
AUGUST vs, 1578. Expenses for tuition and,fur•
Waded room from 4180 to OBS per year. For mita
logne or farther particulars address the Prlnetpal,
- EDWIN E. QUINLAN. $. M.
Towat.da, July 17, 1878. 7yt
If yon are a man of business, .weakened by the
strain of your duties, avoid stimulants and take
If,you.are a man of letters, tolling over your mid
night work, to restore brain and nerve waste, take
• 110 P. BITTERS.
It you areyoung. and Suffering from any indiscre
tion or dissipation, take; , •
It you are married or single, old or young, suffering
from Meer health or languishing on a bed
of sickness, take
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whenever you
feel that your system needs cleansing; toning
or stimulating, without tatoeleattag, take
!face Ton etyspepek, kidney or urinary com
plaint. disease of the stomach, bowels, blood,
liver or rierreel You wit/ be cared Urn take
HOP BITTERS. •
If you are simply ailing, are weak and low spirited,
try it Buy it. Insist upon It. Your
druggist keeps it.
It may sive your life. It has saved hundreds.
FIDENTIC OP HARTFORD,
GERMAN AMERICAN, OF N. Y.
FIRE At3SOCIATIONO'g PHILA.,
UNION MUTUAL, (LIFE),
RAILWAY PASSENGERS, (ACCIDENT),
TaAvEutts LIFE AND ACCIDENT,
The books records and "good wino of the We
firm of Noble it Vincent haring been transteited
to me, I ans mixed to Unmet ► general Insur
ance and real estate business., on ressonable;terms.
)11firteteral nooses for tent.
WB.B. VI NeF.NT. I •
Mshi lit., To/rends ra.• •
U. can wake money fluter at work for us than at
anything else. Capital not, required ; Ire witl
styrt you. $l2 per ilay at borne matte by the twine-
Moos. Net, women. Wye ae4 'lris wanted army.
Where to work for us. Now to the tionbi
Ontat anti %metros, Athltarr Titus i Co., As
an scans INKOIi via. beesmo lama b saw
piiiiientar lowa of taste. _ The Wagon , -of
iL E. ROSZNFIELD.
THE LEADING torttuut,
ig . i . a l ki . l
alds usual steeliest tests and Adgment
- bat jest opened an Immense stook of
SPRI G AND SUMMER. GOODS.
Seleeted'ulth the greatest.eare, and sem snide
• \ •
Hs 1s se pi elm* 4 .
at prices placing them la they
Dont buy anything In the clothing
It you do you will repot it.
April, lith, 1878.
Is now receiving his
Spri4 & Summer
WHICH HAS NEVER
BEEN EQUALLED BEFORE IN
Quality or. Low Prices.
Every Article First-Class.
PLEASE CALL & EXAMINE
Patton's Block, Main-St.
Tawasols, ro.,Marchi 28, /8
M B. &F. H. OWEN,
RED, - WRITE BLUE TEA. STORE,
♦re offering-special Inducements In every depart
ment of. the Grocery line
Ifereare some of the Floes:
Standard A Sugar ' .0 Meant.
Teas 23 40 ail so TS so
40 50 GO •`
•I.sopes sack ; best, NAM per sack
Ton can And an3rthlng you want In the Grocery
line, and at prices to snit the times. A liberal dla•
count given at wholesale. Out motto Is and shall be
"Quick Sales, Small Profits, Cub or Ready Pay.,
CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES
Cub pad for Butter and Eggs.
M. B. & F. IL OWENS,
RED, WHITE & Buss MA. Sivas,
Bridge-St., Towanda; Pa.
April ii, 1878
Pleasure 'in calling the attention of noises
erns patrons and the public generally, th the fact
that he still continues • •
GENERAL MARKET BUSINESS
At the OLD STAND of MYER A NIINDILLL, to
to f urn ish
and h ß e
V prepared '
SALT AND FRESH MEATS,
FRESH POU4TRY, -
VEGETABLES AND BERRIES
Of the very best quill% at as low 'stasis anlothpr
C. M. MI ER.
° Jane 1, 187641
MEDICAL ELECTRICITY !
MRS. W. H. COVERDLAE,
IN MIS PRACTICZ 14 1 . 7/18 BOXOUGU DOZING WIZ
risi Tx u,
HAS ZFFECTED MANY WONDERFUL
Her inerensed knowledge makes her
to treat nearly all diseases Incident to our race.
spEcurr. ATTENTION Is GIVEN TO PURE-
LY FEMALE COMPLAINTS.
ALL RINDS OT
inaammatloa of the Eyes, ,
Iniannnatlon et the Liver,
- InlismnuAory Rheumatism, -
M a "
D tes, ' •
• • „:-_, Dropsy.
St. Vitus Deuce,
• ' . Neuralgia,
• !ever Bore,
Curvature of theAsth aphis, . -
Bright's Disease of theEldneys, . .
• Posilarwt., west of Waddle Avenue,
Ware step may bored et all hems. awn
• FURNITURE STORE';
Xseps a Tau Stock or °eau trii es Parlor. Bed•
Boom, eittlarltatros, Dlnlstßoosn mkt Kitchen.
SOFAS, LOUNGES, CHAIRS,
MARBLE TOP TABLES; -
FINE WALNUT CHAMBER SUITE ;
~PINING TABLES 'lllr, CHAIRS.
. In Common Goods, them Is
BEDSTEADS, - BUREAUS,
CANE AND WOOD-SEAT CHAIRS,
EXTVISION PALL•LEAF TABLES,
CRADLES, CENTRE TABLES,
IN GREAT VARIETY.
We make a Specialty of
BEDSPRINGS & MATTRESSES
Isi40;) , 4.i:1C(e110)1030 , 1i3:104
COFFIN& AND CASKETS
Of all Maids and shim. •A large seek of Trim
ming% and the latest Imprcrrements In Corpse Pre.
servers, PaUs , he. All funerals are attended by a
petent.experletleed undertaker. We make a
malty of this branch, and OIIARANTRESAT,
ACTION bothias to WORK AND PRICK..
ORE FRAMES made to order from% atbo
storpo the latest styles of- moulding.
N. P. HICKS,
\ m e- BRIDGE-ST., TOWANDA.-
Towanda, ay 30, 1874.
TURN TORE AND UNDER
\ TAKING. . -
J.* O. FROST'S SONS
With the Spring trade tee hat
come forward With -a large line of
New Goods for the Parlor, Camber
and Library, including all the Latest
Novelties in Patent Rockers,f Camp
Chairs, dc. - -
Our . line of Chamber Furniture,
including the latest styles in Queen
Anne and Eastlake, is tery large and
at prices- that defy competition; while
on Common Chairs,. Bedsteads,
Spring Beds, Couches, - Mattresses
and Lool4ng-Glasses 7 we bare altrags
taken the lead for Best Goods and
Our Undertaking Department is
ahvays Complete, and we keep in
stock Black and While Cloth e CasketS,
Walnut, Dfetalic and Rosewood Cases
and Coffins of erery'style, and our
prices are lower than the lowest.
20 22 'Kt IS "
Ot 08', "
O$ 10 "
When in need of auything in our
line please call and yet our prices, as
we are sure you find them lother
than anywhere else.
Towanda, Vs., May 23, ISM
NEW JEWELRY STORE.
lareeelvlog a Dew supply to his largo stock of goods,
SILVER PLATED WARE,
GOLD AND PLATED SETS
- • /
♦nd erverytilas is the line, ',Mb irEll bee old st
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES
Please rite as a can slid
. lir.. A .RO,CKWELL,
It casuists of
J. 0. FROST'S SONS,
Watches, Jewelry, kr. % , '
W. A. ROCKWELL
exatolni our rods.
at the shortest pales.
YOllO/1 , 110178 E,
gronod.1 1 !ro. 1 0 1 frousea
ur WWl' WASMICISTIASSrt Wink N. i.
S. S. liettSAT, igen •
Street we pus the Muse ever= fifteen tankntee,
v aa j e rt tel e en i 117t=wjP6etraurtreell
o'o 11 E IsT •-
''• WATER. PII)E•
CHAIN PUMP .
nudersignad havlnit resumed bassllBls at Ida
;old pose, Is now ready tosupply Farmers, Tanners,
and alt others In need of ripe; with a
. AT PRICES TO SUIT TUE TIMES.
( sueooioor to t. 13. Iloants, Elmira,)
122 R: It. Ave., Elmira, N. -Y.
Elmira, Jena 10, 18711. . ' 17
LADIES AND GENTS,
• send your
FADED DRESSES, COATS, OR ANY ARTICLE
THAT NEEDS CLEANINO OR DTEIRO,
To us, 'We will
GIPS SATISFACTION OR . PAY FON 'TUE
CELEBRATED DYE k,OLEANSIRO WORKS,
434, 452 * 125 WATER-AT, '
ELMIRA, R. Ye -
air Work rtanreeil C. 0.1). by express Sr de•
Wholesale awl Retail
Gent Furnishing Goods,
Elmira, N. Y. June 13, Ws
A C. BRINK,
Manufacturer a Dealer In
Vermont and Italian
MONUMENTS k TOMB STONES
Scotch and American
MARBLE Sr SLATE MANTELS,
222,: 224, 226
WEST WAtEn, STREET,
EL URA, N. Y.
Elmira, April 18, 1678
GRANT & DEWATERS,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
In all kinds of
TOP AND OPEN . !HIGGINS,
FARM & PLATFORM WAGONS,
PHAETONS, * &c,
MOWERS AND REAPERS,
MKT HAY RAKES, &c.
MOWING MACHINE SECTIONS
,AND.IcNIVES TO FIT ;,/
160 LAKF:IBTREET, ELMIRA, N/E
JAS. & R. H. WALKER,
336 East Water Street,
ELMIRA, N. Y.,
• STEAM Ai,/OAS FITTERS
Residences and PI31?Ile Buildings fitted with Rot
and Cold Water.- Steam Heating Direct ,or Indi
rect Radiation. / . • ).
A full supplyG re
as Fixtures, Opal Globes; Jac.
Patent Burners • GlObe, Angle ' nd Check Valves
Water and St m Ganges, Iron and Lead Pipe,
and a full sup}
of Steam Fittings.
.1. , !# inaatet Promptly Gi v en.
Rimtra; N.Y., 1- May 23, 187 e.
RITY & MORREL,
DRUGGISTS SEMMES, PSI 'C'T MEDICINES
sse, Lira SU/
Ve . b..28,
T - VINCENT;
(Oppoitte Rathbun House)
12 EAST WATER STREW
Take plesauro In
A few doors of Adercur Moe , • /
W MILLINERY (100DRZ
And esmine their stock IA
Dross Maklntidonst. Prteei to stZtto times
Straw Wk and Bleaching* fi
Towsz4s, Aptll 11, 1878. /
DITTRIC/R - Ai CO.
f ew Prkes:
The abovanamed 'firm hasjust opened, at the old
and walt•known stand of C. U. PATCH,
Groceries and Provisions,
Wood, Willow and Stone Ware,
TEAS, COFFEES, SPICES,
which having been intrehase4 since the recent heavy
fall Inprices we are offering to oar customers AT
GREATLY REDUCED RATES.
. Our stock of goods is Complete. and the best In
the market. .We 'respectfully Invite the public to
examine our goods and prices., and we are elinftdent
that they cannot be heat., All orders wilt receive
prompt attention. •
The highest market price paid for t wintry pro.
Towanda, March 1878
P • "s
4 : 5
4 T ". tl
F l. :.70,
• Mt 71.
O . • 4
;d • f,
flathig a I
CASH PAID FOR-BUTTER,
Or takeu In exchange for goods, an lowest cash pri•
cos. Our. long , experience in the Grocery Trade
gives ris peculiar advantages' in purcha,thg, and as
wears not ambitious to make large profits, we fiat
ter ourselves that we can offer
GREATER INDUCEMENTS TO
Blears than any other establishment In Northern
/ r • .
GROCERIES it„ PROVISIONS.
ELMIRA; IL Y.
BET to all at
ONE. DOOR NORTH 01 CODDINU a RUSSELL'
A SFULL'LINE OF
Z. F. DITTRICII CO
• - ~ 0
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ro 1-4 .
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6 ...0 0 ' 1, 11 1 1
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4 Cl 2
ENS dc LONG,
arge and commodious store we are
pared at: all times to carry
a Large stock.
GRAIN AND PRODUCE
STEVENS ISt LONG.
VORNEt. MAIN R UVIDGE. ST.,
MCCABE & EDWARDS,
T H E
`OLD : ESTABLISHMENT.
STILL VAICES THE UAW
Cordage* Cur.APra TLI AN EVER. and hat
term Wagons at a GREAT REDUCTION. .
Prop,!stator the Old Carriage Manufactory, erg.
Main and Elizabeth streets, would call the Spectra
attention of FARMERS and *them to his large
and complete assortm int of
OPEN AND TOP BUGGIES . ' .
AND PLATFORM WAGONS,
MI of 'his own manutsetare s antrwarranted
every particular to be equal to the meat expel:she
city work. .
NQW - J8 - YOWL TIME TO OM
'tookat',th - e figures, •nd remember AO every
svoldcie to warranted : . ,
TM, prices are far i,elow the cost of manufacture
and will not he maintained after the present stork
to disposed of, so you must wake selections NOW:
Don't be Imposed upon by Inferior work and
poor materials, but purchase at the establishment
which has been in operation for nearly half a cen
tury and Is permanently located.
ItEPAIULM2 PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
Canal and Factory car. Main anti:Elizabeth streets.
Towanda, lune 21. 1677
NEW CARRIAGE FACTORY!
East of the Reporter °lace.
Mclntyre e. Spencer
Respectfully announce to the public that they are
prepared to build ad kinds ot
Tor AND OPEN BUGGIES,
PilAETp!ti fr, PLATFOpI SPRING .WAGON'4I
iItOTTLXG SKI.KIES do SKELETONS,
Made of 'the hest material anilin the beet stylo
All work.warranted to give perfect satisfaction.
PAINTING A' SPECI ALIT
we have ono of the hest Carriage Painters in_ the
country, and do all work In.thls line at the lowest
Neatly aid promptly done at redaced prices
Making new .iprings and repairing old onei
specialty', All wurk guaranteed. Plea,e give ua 7l
Towanda. April 2G, 1677
NEW FIRM • .
AND NEW GOODS
Haa Illlerl np the ottl store of 0. A. Black with a
full line of
CHINA, CIIINA, _
• 1 GLASSWARE
SILVER PLATE!) GOODS,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
LAMPS, LANTERNS, CIII3INETS
Machines of the,.. lead illg makes sold for
i re, at wonderfully low prices. " .
Cash at 3
LADIES; GENTS AND crkLmiEtr .
Are invited to look ocei\ oar assortment. as we are
determined to do all In ur power to please. Re
member the place, rs\
"OLD CitocKE HY' BTOD.D . ,
\ • -
Towari". Nay 10, 1677. . , :„
L. B. POWVEL
115 Wyoming Avenue;
hat a large . stoek of SeCOMI-hrll/t1 P1AN4951
MO ORGANS. with:lole O'er , : =771
80 one C%.% APPOICH to buy an hntru
ntent el,ewhere trithout first getting, pritses
front hint, During the past few years..he:ha4
been doing nn o:ctonsiVe renting busipe 801.
o.nvequeliee or the u , ipreeelentedstringeney
of the tape, : ninny of the- , in:drinaent. , hap ,
been retnintal. As soo . l as n- PIANO.
....,,aIA,N k returned, It is iiiinii:.tiift, , ; -- c.tit
inriiMeli order by his ri.piiife ' r,,..ii , l, %then
ti z rev
fre 14;011,1s in al ttiK.l l' ,, Tl.iiii,ll:,l. , :i•ililo , .
So eof these he
, caii warrnnt for live Slll-s
tieme AS flew 4 nic c , an. orp.rtunity twilit: lbw;
/given to obtain a THOROUGHLY-GCOD.IIISIRUMENT
at a very raalerahlprice-1,
.31n. .I'olvt:t.t. has non - hi stock one 5 7 octitve
l'Tittee Stelaletni, plano-er,se. it , : one 6 oe1;11 - 43
Mrtlibie Nie.ll. l ‘lo}l l ..i . t s ; S•ottitve vrbil
Organ. 6 storo,.VA: one 5-oetave New-night:t
Organ, 6 stops, f6O, with 7 ;,with S
stolv.rs; one s.octoso 3insoo &L• flan In ortan
5 btotet, $6.5; one 5-4etavo Ma-&m_ ifiraillit
Organ, 575; one 1.i,-;l3l.:4'N.ctrtoti.-A 11 r4.3 1,1 ut
Piano. 7-octave. $1(6: one ItAnes Diothers
Piano, 7-octave, V. 10; one ratit•kering
7-octave, 4 round, $273; one Chickerina Plano,
7.octrivp, 4 round, W 25; one It zelton Piano, •
7-Octave, W 75; and many others whieli - can not I
be specified here.. ALWAYS TN STOCK, the .
• celebrated ClilfirKERINO PIANOS
and the unrivaled MASON aR 11Alt
(MCA .1 1 175. which he is prepurvil
7711.17e7M1OLESALE 'or RiETAlLpintlicisers
118 'Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
W . IL DODGE,-
FIRST NATIONAL BANS. TOWANDA L PA4
GIRARD FIRE.INBI:IIiAXer CO. t ,of Phila.'s
ItuTuAu LIFE INSURANCE CO
' of Rtattord.
Over .130,060 lnaurance do hues in Ihsdford Co.
Towatids, Pa., Feb. 1, 1817-.
..1100 to 01.0
60 a. 100
JAMES BRYA N T.
All klculs 01
It El' A I li I "iG
McINTYRE du SPENCER
H. J. Madill
A great rartetsor
CIIINE . NEEDLES & OIL
L. B. POWELL.
EBIaH.'VALLLY AND PA.A
N. Y. RAIL ROAINI.--Anangemint of Pu
senor MOAN to take effect June 3,137!,
•• ' - . EASTWARD, ..
STATIONS., 31 1 . 1 5 , 7
• PIX.T3I. A.X A. 34 .
hilagr.ra Tills_ 1 205 7 Br
Buffalo 280 8 or 4 ...
Rochester • •••••• • • 400 9 co '
Anburn , • • • 626 7 55. ",.
Orneys . 6 .7,9 10 est. ' '
Ithaca ` t '' ! IV 725 12001 ''
()siege • 485 865 In Do . .
Elmtra......' ...... ... "..... a 24 tO5! I NI , Wi n '
Vi'averly....• . 6 I 939 I 49; 900 -
Sarre . 620 9 46 115 , 9 IS
Ilan s - 6
tP 2S 9 92 2 00' g 20
M ' 7,0
Ulster '- - 4 491- _i 9
Tewsllll4 2 / 6 ' •- - 1 7 0 0 105 :":301',
Wyssuirang. . .....IP.tai '
• • I
standingsume ..... • _di
iturnmernerd - i ' . ' 1 ....II
. • '
Wyaluseng II 06i (
Lareyeille.:.. ' 9 11 26, t4I
Skinners r. 4147 10 i -, .it;
Meshoppeu . i :11 40 oli
ideboopany tA.SI ' ! II
. Tunkbiumock ;710 12 10, 412,
LaGrange -- . ' ....! 720 ' ;1. ; !,
Falls ' i 739 3i2
I. 4 B Junction - 8 00 12 60 ; ' 1
Willtes•Barke ,! 8 25t 1 20' 2
Manch Chunk ...... . lii CO! 3 40; i
Allentown ..•........112 03'.4 43; 5
Bethlehem —.42 151 5 OV! 6
Easton • 112 60' 600? 6
Philadelphia_ - ..... 2 051 6 40,1
New Y0rk........' . i . 5 rAH 9 OS - .
W ESTW A RD.
6 30 6 30i 1 CO •
,1 60! ' 8 15: 230
9 20; ..... 9 34..3 bp
.1 9 50; : 10 00' 4 20
.110 02 : 10.1 - 3 4 31
.111 05; . . ... 15 550 -
. 1 1 15' 7 20 1 55 F (S
. 1 33 , 05, 4 1
20 8 4
29 2 44 9 05
8 44 2 59 3 - 26
8 55 3 10 9 39
9 I'4 : a aa'r:9l.
9 24 S4O I .
9 43 a 55' 0 •
3 C 1; 940 359'--
i . .. .:10 ea; 4 15,
1 10 20 4 25 •
110 30..1 32. 1
1 10'36 4a5.
.. .. 48 4 44 A.ll - .
4QO'llOO, 455 . 700
1.,...•. 1 11 14 5 00 7 ,5
'll 24 5 17 7 25
4 - 3.11 43 5 24 , 35
4 38,11 38 5 33 7 43
4 45 IUO 5 4^ 7- 55
25 12 40 6 151 8 50
....1 6 - 24 6 0 55
35 ... . 33 it
85.5 93e 500
....II) 38 6 10 11 29
Bass York °
L. & B. JstnctlOn
Lao range. ,
'Skinner's Eddy •
Trains arid 15. run dally, Sleeping rant on
trains $ and 15 between 'Niagara Falla . and Phila
delphia and between Geneva:lnd New York with
e&ange. Partin' car'A on tralds 2 and 9 between
Is.llagara.Falls and Philadelphia withont change.
It.. A. PACK EL:.
- • P. & N. Y. It. It.
Sayre, PA.; June a, 1878.
Coal And Idme.
Conx PARK. uziEn STREETS, TOWAFDA,
Coal acreened,• and delivered to any part.of the
Borce, ad4ing wink° to the algtve prices. .14. t.
,ORDERS IItST Rli ACCO3IPANIED 1T THE CAS}L"
Towanda, Jan 5,..„1817
We kerp on ?raid at-onr yard all, Si7CS or nrr.too
and Wlllr es-llarre coal, and Loyal r.l.wk coal. fron
the Fr:lnv:an County 'Alines. Also, - Barclay Lump
SPe keip the best quality el Lime, Hair and
meat, Brick and Plaster, all of whlcb No will
at bottom talons.
PIERCE & SCOTT.
Towanda May Ist, 1576
CHEAP COATI' AND LIME.,
Frcm and after July I, I will sell coal, lime, de„
'for cash only, and tile" price list will be corrected
monthly.' . -
PII.IOE COAL5 : 011 Jrl,Y, PER. TON' OF zooms,
• ..AT THE YARM
Fittston.Store, Chestnut and Furnac,,,
Carbon Run Lump ;
Barclay Mountain• Lump.. '
o • . Smith
Allentown Lime -bushel -
Lath 'p 31 '
Bat CO bushel _
Brick 10 to
I am always prepared to deliver purchases on
short notice at the usual 'mice of delivery.
1 also tender my thanks:to my many filends and
customers for their Very liberal patronage In the
past and hope under the nets. departure to make it to
their interest to continue -to buy where they can
get the best•goods for the least money.
Those who are Indebted to Me will take notice
that I must bare money or I can't buy for cash and
pay freights. -They must settle - by the first of Au
gust Belt. ,
Very Respectfully Tours,
Towanda, inly:l, 1975.
IC7EAUS TO PAY FOIL A FAUN.
S 4 to $lO Per Acre.
Beech and Maple Land In Michigan
in the'IIIILLION ACRE GRANT of
the Grand Rapids and Indiana '
, Railroad Company.
Etrong soli-sore crops-plentyoftlas.
lber-no drought-no chinch bugs-.
• '.no -" hoppers.”
\ Running. streams-pure crater-ready
"plated through centre of the grant.
"Pend for pamphlet, English or
- Address W. 0. WEGIVIET,
_ Land Commlsslonar,
ATTEMION FARMERS! -
• If s(nt swish to sell vim'
lIAY,.QRAIN, BUTTER A; PRODUCE
generally for ItEklnr casif, at the highest market
tires call at • '•
SMITII,fit• PARK'S WYSAUKIXG, PA,. s
.whelp you wilt also Mail, efejected stock o .
goods, selling at bottom prices'. '
•Wysiinklog, Sept. 20.•
NEW LIVERY • _
BOSRDING: AND EXCHANGE
- - STABLES.
• The undersigned having rented the old Means
Mouse Bath, and provided-himself with
NEW BUGGIES AND WAGONS,
is nosV prepared to accommodate the public at
air 'New. Boggles for sale cheap.
• - B. W. LANE.
•.-Towanda, ra„ July 15,1675. -
err lotsitess'you can come la. t 5 to t2O per
day made by any workrr of e)tber
right in their - oirn Particulars and sane
pas worth - ti.free. Improvo 'your spare time at
this husinass. Address Srlsisost .1, Co. Portland,
Stiti . lOitc. ju nra3 r er t li I tu o vir u z w i* Al s 3 °u n t s t ln t ess tr'7 a c i
allehTersous of elther sex- coo make great raj
all the Ittn6 they week,. write for pattleulara to .
HALLETT & CO., Porttand, Mane. -tua33u4y.
! 110 30
3 0700 62
3 74 111 II
, 3 40 `41 . 22
4 1.992 $0 .
7 3( 1 1 25-;
' S FS 6
. 9 19i. r, 2 . 6
'lO 061 a 13 "
. 9 2.4
r s 301-9'' 9l
.11 54 8 20_12 45'
I CO 1c
:P.3i. P.M. A.M.
H. MEUC 1111
... 1 00
;.. 3 50
J. LT. ruiNxr.