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E. 0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
TOvrandis, ThiusasT, SePt.., 4 l 1879.
EEPOLIOAIi STATE now
FOR STATE TRRASUREN/
HON SAMUEL BUTLER,
OF CHESTER cotrs7r:
FOR JURY CORRIFAIONER,
TOLNEY M. WILSON,
OF ALBA' BOROUGH
WHIM the shot=gun was used to Per
the voter, 'it caused a waste of am
munition, 'as satisfactory results can be
obtained more readily and economically
by disposing of the candidate,
Trflr. Ohio fiO'moctuts are not asking
any to i nger, whether . they can carry the
State, ' but him much majority FOSTER
will be Satisfied with. BLAucy. saye r ‘f I
feel it in my bones that we are going to
sweet) the State—and he knoWs as well
as anybody how matters stand in Maine.
TEE Grand Jury of Dauphin county
found four true bills against the Lancas
ter Hew Era people for libel on com
plaint of Messrs. EsnLamax and Bnown.
.'continuance was asked for by the de
fendants, and allowed by the Court,
against the protest of the District attor
TuE.efliciency with which the shotgun
is handled downßouth, probably brought
aboutithe recommendation of the Board
of Officers, that the cavalry shall 'be fur
nished With smooth-bore revolvers and
buckshot cartridges. The shot-gun with
buckshot is an efficient weapon, while the
revolver as now used is apt to discourage
Drs - AFisvAcnox with the "Crawford
county i'system " is being expressed by
the' mast intelligent Republicans of
Souterset county. A - ?deyersdale letter
says : "The perversion of the piimary
System hail become an evil of such magni
tude that a convention bas been called to
.adopt some better method of making
Tar s . Chairman of the Democratic State
Committee has issued a lengthy address
to the Democracy of Pennsylvania. It
recites the wicked doings of the Republi
cans from the date of the repeal of the
tonnage tax to the riot bribery business
developed in the present Legislature, with
a careful omission of any share of cul
pability that should, rest on.Depporatic
DETER lIERDIc, chargedwith obtaining
money under false pretences; was tried
last week, at Bellefonte, the jury bring
ing in a verdict of not guilty. After the
verdict was declared, 'Mimic made a
short speech, iii which he protested that
he-never intended to wrong any.man in
that plaee t that he would again return to
active pursuits and endeavor to make
just settlements with those to whom he
THE TILDEN, cause is booming. The
Franklin county delegation in the next
State Convention is solid for the sage of
Gramercy Park•.: By the time the-Demo
cratic National Convention assembles, the
bar'l of money will settle the question.
The average democrat will not fail to re
member that TILDEN has just made a
cool million from the Elevated. Railway,
which would buy several electoral votes.
Tim tea dealers of New York, have
.been raising a "tempest in a tea pot," or
rather creating a disturbance with the
dealers in tea pots. The tea men have
been presenting their customers with
crockery ; and in retaliation the crockery
dealers have commenced supplying their
customers with tea at cost price. Alto
gether it is a very pretty glme as it stands
and those who indulge in the "cup that
cheers but not hiehriates„"arelthe gainers.
GENERAL GRANT says he does not
again desire to =mine the hardships of
the Presidency, but COMMODORE
who attended the Canal Congress as the
represenatire of the United, States has
assurances from the General that he will
accept the Presidency if any respdnsible
interoceanic ship canal . compapt which
would be a much moreagreeable place to
hold than tbe dispensing of offices at
Tire Miners' iournat has discovered
that a number of the members of the
Pottsville School Board have -been pre
hented with $lO dictionaries by an agent
for school books, who thereby induced
them to buy of his stock. It would be
well, if occasionally 'those interested in
educational matters should investigate
the* /means employed, to change school
books, :Ind to introduce the books of
other publishers.. It would be found that
sometimes arguments more powerful than
tictionaries aro used:
F tr.i.n complains of TILDEN that he is
Apo sharp to be honest. He sold little
fSAMS[v Elevated Railway stock at $l4
per share and vrbilehe was trying to keep
up the price, in Neiv York, and - was on
his way to London to promote the interest
of the stockholders, the sage of Gramercy
Park Fold out at' figures nearly up to
s2oopockettrig cOol million. It was
one of those operations which might be
called "smart" in Wall street, but which
common people would consider as is little
THE scientific fellows and medical ex
perts don't, give a suspected man any
chance of escape now-a-days. To be sure,
they don't always agree, and are as apt to
be mistaken in their conclusions as any
body else, but nevertheleiss they advance
their theories and state their conclusions
so readily and positively -that
.if a jury
would be governed by them, criminals
'would never escape the gallows. The
latest discovery is in the case of Rev. Mr.
Havntx, of Connecticut, - accuied of the
murder of MART STAN.NARD, whos e
wound was a stab in the neck . The mus
cles of the wok, near the stab have been
resolved to their original elemoitts, to
disc Over any foreign matter, such as a
speck of* steel. tiVben that . which had
been STANNAIM'S neck c:uccimme
vapor-nnder the chemist's manipulation,
then tho olicrosiope was put upon the
clean white paper that would. catch any
foreign substance and bold it. To the
naked eye' there appeared on the paper
nothing more than a speck, like dust,
that a whiff of wind 'light have blown
there. But upon it the microscopist placed
a glais that mold make one hair seem the
size of a rope, and then the speck resolved
itself into a rusty little piece of steel,with
clearly defined form.- It must have come
f the blade of the knife : that killed
ART fivontenc. Now' the glass is run
' ong the blade of the Rev. Mr. HATTILR'S
knife, on which -Professor Wurrx found
blood. There are one or two little nicks
easily seen in it, too large to match this
little piece: At last a defect is discover
ed ; it seems as though the 11W. speck on
the white paper, if applied to this defect,
would exactly fit it, and by the, most deli
cate manipulation the fitting Is slimes&
fully done, and the prosecuting officers
are informed that the savants have dis
covered aspect of Iron that dropped from
the fleshy parts around - the wooed that
just fib a nick in . the blade of the Rev.
Mr. HAYDEN'S knife. !"
Tin fru4 made about the over.issue or
stealing of Stale bonds, seems to have
been a great cry. with a small amount of
wool. Ifeirever, it served s' peg ,on
which to hang a Legislative Commitiee,
who have been visiting the watering
places at the expense of the Coinmon
wealth. Now Chairman DAVIE any. the
Committee will meet in Philadelphii in
September, and report that no bonds have
been lost, and that the mystery was
!cleared up by the examination of the book
• round containing the bond accounts.
Wnms this country is rejoicing in the
prospects of immense crops, all accounts
represent the outlook in Great Britain u
very gloomy. Constant wet weather hts
caused a failure in most of the agricul
tural productions,which will be very large
and-cause a deficiency estimated sterol. a
hundred millions of dollars. Fortunately,
we can feed the old world if necessah,
and there is every reason to anticipa4 a
demand for our breadstuffs and proviskins
which add greatly to the tide of prosper
ity which is beginning to manifest itself
GEN. GRANT is expected to arrive in
San Francisco about the 15th inst. Mean
while we do not 'see any indications of the
monster delegations which were to greet
him on the western shore, arid the Gen
eral will be greeted by a few - personal
friends, and welcomed on his return by
the nation. It is said by a gentleman
who is in correspondence with the
General,that as soon as he arrives in this
country he will, in some authoritative
way, deny that he is or can be a candid
ate for Presidential honors. Don't be
lieve it. - That's not the General's style.
He is not in the habit of declining hon
ors before they are offered.
our, Elmi/a friends, who never do
things by halves, anticipated a big time
at their Newtown Centennial. But what
was expected to• be a shower, turned out
to be a deluge, and it proportions grew
beyond the control of .the managers.; Ex
cepting as to numbers, it was a lament
able failure. It. was an illustration of
the attempt to bore augur holes pith a
gimlet. The dusty, perspiring thousands
who managed to get to the heights where
on sets the inimument, neither saw, nor
heard anything to repay them for their
toil and trouble, while those who fell by
the wayside, were martyrs to their patri
otic impulses. The - only gratifying far t
ture is the fact that there are no more
Indians for future SuLtavAxa to slay, and
the next Centennial as is so remote that
it need have no terror for the present
GOVERNOR HOYT has promised to de
liver the address at the opening of the
Agricultural State Fair at the Permanent
Exhibition Building, Philadelphia,
. i The occasion will be one
of great interest to the agriculturists not
Only of Pennsylvania, but to their neigh.
bore of New Jersey, New York, Delaware
and Maryland. The Ledger asks the Gov
ernor in his address to call attention to
the fact that there are arable lands in
Pennsylvania, available to those who
thinklof going into agriculture, 'about
goingl , to the far West. The advantages
open 10 settlers who conclude to emigrate
in their own State, and to those of other
States and from Europe, who come here
with money to buy, would make interest
ing reading for the 9th of S.ptember.
A cow belonging to Mr. Abram Quay,
of Glenloch, died, it was feared with
pleuro-pneumonia. On opening the cow,
there was found imbedded in the heart a
darning needle, between three and four
inches long. The needle, to all appear
ances, had been swallowed some time ago
as it was very much discolored and look
ed as if it had been eaten with acid.
ON Thursday evening of last week,
after prayer meeting at Bonnet's Brook,
about one-half mile from Bradford, the
congregation started for a stream of
water, about half a mile distant, to wit
ness the ordinance of baptism adminis
tered in the moonlight. Three children
of Mr. and Mrs. John Converts were left
home with a lamp burning on the table in
the centre of the room. During the cere
monies the house was discovered to be on
fire, and two of the children were saved,
but the third perished in the flames.
Tint Grand Jury of Dauphin county
has. found fourteen, bills of indictments
for corrupt solicitation in 'end about the
Legislature, for perjury and foiconspir
acy to promote legislative corruption.
The names and politics of 'the persona in
dicted, are as follows :
Emil J. Petrol!. Republican, member from Fifth
district of Philadelphia.
William F. Bomberger, Republican, member
from Armstrong county.
Daniel C. Clark. Republican, from Thirteenth
George W. Smith. Democrat, member from
Fifth district Philadelphia.
Alfred Short, Democrat, member from Second
district Erie county. _
Myron 11. Silrertborn, Republican, member from
Second district Erie county. •
William D. Kemble, Republican,Philadelphia.
Dr. E. K. Shoemaker, Republi can; formerly
Charles B. Salter, ez.member Philadelphia.
Christian Long, fihippensbirg, Cumberland
Edward J. ht'Cune, Democrat, Cumberland
Jesse B. Crawford, Democrat, Blair county.
Charles L. Wolfe, Republican, member from
WOLFE. SILVERTRORN and SHORT
are indicted for conspiring to advise and
promote corrupt solicitation of members
of the Legislature. The former has been
active in the investigation, and • the two
latter were used by him, as detectives.
It is said that Judge PEARSON will.no't
'permit process to issue againit them.
The case of SALTER was called for trial
but owing to the absence of counsel for
some of the defendants, and for other
reasons his case, with all,the others, was
ii•ostptined until November 14.
To SIR ROWLAND HILL, who died 1.0;
cently in England, aged eighty-fl
the world is indebted for cheap
Though almost forgotten,' jet no one has
accomplished more substantial good than
the deceased in his successful efforts for
the reduction of the rates of p3stage. The
success bf the experiment in England has
brought similar a "reduction the world
over, has immensely increased correspond:
ence, and made the sending of s letter
instead of an expensive luxury fivallable
to all classes. There are doubtless many
of our readers who can remember. the
•time when a letter from any dislant part
of the 'United States came marked with
the figures 181--whi*was the amount to
be paid' Uncle Sam for Us:Vatting
Itednakai l afierrednetbui has Wien tdsre
With the -most gratifying results, until
now no one would think of going batik to
the old rates.; And the venerable man
who departed this life a few days since is
entitled to the credit of having seorred
the boon of cheap postage.
The attendance at the Republican
County Convention, held at this place
on Tuesday last, was unusually large,
considering the number and limited
importance of the offices for which
candidates were to be selected,-and
the spirit and determination Mani
fested wa an indiction of
nimity an zeal which animates the
party of e county: '
The no inee for Jury Commission
er---VoLx v M. •WILSON, of Alba—
i% a stau4h and reliable Republican,
an intelligent and 'deserving citizen,
who possesses the confidence of his
fellow-citizens, and has the intimate.
knoWletige of the people of the county
that ensues the proper discharge of
the duties.of the office, and glum
tees that the names placed in the box
from -which are drawn our juries,
shall be carefully selected.
Dit , VOLNZY HOMEY, the nominee
for Coroner, comes from s family
whol;# name is a sufficient recommen
dation. Ile is a practicing physician,
and worthy of any office in the gift
of the people of this county.
Mr, 13ittow's' remarks were well
timed, and elicited the heartiest ap
plause. Deservedly a favorite with
the Republicans of Bradford, his ap
pearance upon the platform always
brings out a tribute to his ability and
to the serzjees he has rendered in the
16111 ANT NOT A CANDIDATE.
The New 'York Herald publishes
in a letter from its correspondent an
interview and conversation between
Gen. GRANT and the Viceroy of
Tientsin, in which the former • dis
pOses of the proposition to make
him again a candidate for - the Presi
dency, with the frankness and rare
good sense which ;have always been
characteristic of the General. He
says in answer to the hope exprested
by the Viceroy that he would be
elected for a third time to the Presi=
dency, that there could be no wish,
more distasteful than that expressed;
that he had held the office•of Presi
dent as long as it had been held by
any man; that there are others who
have risen to great distinction at
home, and who have earned the hon•
nor, who are worthy, and to them it
belongs not to hini. He had no
claims to the office. It was a place
distasteful to him, a place of hard
ship and responsibilities. When be
was a young man these hardships
were severe and never , agreeable.
They would be worse now. No one,
continued the General, who knows
what the Presidency imposes , would
care to see a friend in the,office. He
had had his share of it,—had all the
honor that can or should be given to
any citizen, and there are many dis
tinguished men who haie earned the
office. To one of them it should be
As the correspondent is travelling
with Gen. GRANT, this report of the
conversation may be considered ac
curate and official, and as correctly
stating the feelings and desires of
the General. 'The most prejudiced
and unfriendly critic ill hardly ac
cuse him of longings or ambitions for ,
a third term. He unquestionably
speaks the true sentiments of "his
heart, when he says that there is no
thought more distasteful to him than
to again be burdened with the hard
ships and responsibilities of the
Presidency. Nor can it be _ , justly
charged that there is any Concerted
movement on the part of his friends
to bring him prominently before the
public in connection with thq Presi
dency. For more than two years
the General has been pursuing his
tmvels, meeting everywhere with an
ovation such as has never been given
before to any, piivate citizen. But
while he was in distant lands, a
Ispontineous and and almost unani
=mous feeling sprung up amongst the
'people, which pointed to him as the
man who should again , be placed in
the Presidential chair. There have
been times since .he left, our shores,
when, 'if the popular , voice could
have had expression,• Gen. GRANT
would have been chosen President
by such an overwhelming vote, as
would have swept aside all opposi
This state of public sentiment,
was phenomenal, and due to the sup.
posed exigetcy of the times. The
Confederate Democracy had come
into possession of both branches of
the National Legislature. Their on
slaughts on the prerogatives of the
Executive, their avowed purpose to
undo all thelegislation caused by the
rebellion, intended to protect the
ballot-box arid preserve the rights of
every citizen, the defiant and boast
ful attitude of .the rebels, and the
disclosing of- their determination to
effect peaceably what they had failed
to secure by the sword, alarmed and
excited the country. There was
awakened an apprehension which
pervaded every neighborhood in the
North—an: undefined but powerful
sense of some great danger which
threatened the country. Thep waif
manifested the spontaneous and uni,
versal feeling that the proper man
to meet and baffle the conspirator?
was the General who, had suceetiii
fully led -the Union armies to victory.
It was not a feeling of disappoint
ment nor dissatisfaction with the
present administration, tor was it
produced by aiy want r i f=idence
in the courage and sta hip of
the leaders of the Republican party.
It was a demonstration born of a
supposed great National danger and
necessity--an instinctive and 'natural
- turning in a freest emergency to the
rum who had on a previous occasion,
been found equal to the emergeney,
and whose valor, experience and
would preserve the liberties
of the country from threatened en
croachments. - .
II is sincerely to be hoped that the
threatened dangers which produced
this perturbed state.of- public feeling,
and . brought Gen. GRANT so-promi
nently into the - public mind; have
passed • away, and that ,with more
patrioths action on the part of the ,
majority. in Congress, the fears of
the countrY will be allayed, the
quietude will cense, and theapparent
necessity for an iron will, a strong
hand, and an experienced military
leader, at the helm of the government
will cease. It is lanientable that
there should be such a state of things,
and such a pertnrbed condition of
the'public mind, as makes the' nation
instinctively turn for protection and
safety to a great military chieftain.
Is it a confession of the weakness of
our government, or a dread that the
schemers whcr have endeavored to
overthrow the government by force '
of arms, have become powerful and
dangerous, and that it needs des
perate and' energetic measures, to
prevent the consummation of their
treasonable plans? It is natural that
the people who have passed through
the burdens and sorrows of the , re
bellion, should be jealous of the
political dominanee, and indignant at
the arrogance of the . late rebels,
should he aroused to the danger of
the government ,passing into their
control, through the power wielded
by a solid south, should be alarmed
by the declared intentions and pur
pose's which are to be consummated
when the Confederates have full
sway. To avert these threatened
dangers, Gen. GRANT'S 'election as
President seemed to be the most
feasible and certain remedy, and the
country turned to him with singular
Gen. GRANT, then cannot be eon
sidered as an aspirant for the Presi
dency, nor in the light of a Premden
tint candidate. The Confederates
can make him a candidate' for Presi
dent—and if they d0 .. .50, not all the
politicians in the country can prevent
his being Again inaugurated. But
unless this great and overwhelming
emcrgency occurs, Gen. GRANT will
not be thought of as • a candidate.
Deference to his own wishes, and to
the. sentiment of the people, will pre
vent it. And we have every confi
dence that when the Republican
National Convention shall meet, it
will select the candidate of the Party
from among the many able, distin
guished and popular men • whO haye
been foremost in upholding the party
organization and active in the battles
for sustaining( and advancing its
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Delegates from the several election
districts of the county assembled in
Mercur Hall, in this Borough, on
Tuesday afternoon, - September 2d,
1879, for the porpose of placing in
nomination 'candidates for county
offices. The Convention was called
to Order by H. Srarzrza; Faq.,
Chairman of the County Committee,
who stated the object for which. the
Convention was called.
A. H. SPALDING nominated H. W.
THOMAS, of Sayre, as Chairman, who
was unanimously elected, and con
ducted to the chair.
4 . On motion, B. B. MITCHELL, of
Troy, and P. H. BUCK, of Leßays
: vile, were elected Secretaries.
On motion, the list of districts was
called, and the following named gen
tlemen presented credentials and
took their seats as delegates : '
Alba-0. F. Young, Geo. IL Webb.
Albany—J. T. Hosted.. James Terry.
Athens Borough—A. H. Spalding, Henry Baker.
Athens Township—bit District, J. L. Elsbree, M.
J. Weller: 3d District. (Sayre) H. W. Thomas,
Jos. R. Wylie.
.Burlington Township—T. 8. Baker. Alm. Lane
Burlington Borough—R. R t . Phelps, Win. R.
Burlinglon West—N. C. McKean. Alfred Black
Canton Township—Hiram Lindley,. E. Clayson.
Canton Borough—J. W. Van Dyke, J. W. Stone.
Columbia—Oilier Seeley, Joel 'Watkins.'
Granville—Henry Arnold, L. D. Taylbr.
Herrick—H. N. Blucber t M. W. Angle.
Leßoy—L. A. Wooster, M. M. Vandyke. .
Lellaysrille—P. H. Buck, Stephen Gorham.
Littbfleld—ilemait Morse, Geo. W. Lantz. ,
Monroe Borough—Floyd Griggs, G. L. Bull. I
Overton—C. M. Williams.
Pike—J. H. Marsh, C. H. Jones.
Ridgbury—V. 8. y lucent.
Rome Township—L. V. Russell, P. A:Towner.
Rome Borough—Orson Rickey, A. C. McCune.
Bheshequin-0. F. Ayer, P. H. Kinney.
Smlthileld—J. L. Vincent, Walter Phillips.
Smith Waverly—F. Boerne.
Springfield—S. D. Harkness, A. W. Bailey.
Standing Stone—Peter Lando:mailer, Myron
Towanda Township—H. L. Scott, John H. /leo
Towanda Borough, lst Ward-8. M. Brown, Thos.
Muir; 24 Ward—Harry Gray. 0. E. Bennett: 34
Ward—W. G. Gordon. Chas. Fraley.
Towanda North—J. A. Hicks; Alvin Smith.
Terry—Jonathan Terry, Jno. C. Dyer.
Troy Township—H. N. Fish, M.O. Loomis.
Troy Boroogh—B. B. Witcher.
Tuscarora—Arthur Lewis, M. T. Saran.
Ulster—Bush Emery, Charles McMurren.
Warren—lt. Homed, Abram Whittaker.
Windtuus—Jerry Jakoway. James R. Brown.
Ayabning—C. S. Hornet. C. R. Stone.
Wysox—Geo. Fox, Win. Drake.'
On motion, a committee consisting
of H. L. ScoTT, South Towanda; A.
B. SPALDING, Athens; J. W. STONE,
Canton ; HowELL HownLi, Warren,
And J. 11. - Measn, Pike, were appoink
ed to report resolutions for the actiofi
of the Convention.
On motion, the Convention pro
ceeded- to ballot for a candidate for
Jury Commissioner. The names of
R. R. RocKwar.t., - Towandit Borough;
EzRA Rum, North Towanda, and
VOLNET M. WILSON, Alba, were pre
sented. Ballotings were had,, with
the following result :
:After the second ballot, J. A.
RICKS was substituted as delegate
from' North Towanda in place of
EZRA RUTTY, and C. N. Wlteox ad
mitted as a delegate from Overton.
The Convention then took a third
ballot, with the following result
Rum had 37 votes, Wit sox 41
votes, and VOLNEY M. WILSON was
declared duly nominated as the can
did*e for Jury Commissioner. -
The Convention then proceeded to
the nomination of a candidate for
Coroner, .and the names of C. L.
Boort; of Athens; 'D. L. PRATT, of
Towanda Borough, and . V. Wm;
of Wyainaing, were prmented. ;Bilk
lotings were had, is follow's::
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Haut 211 IS sit 42
Whereupon Dr. V. Homer, of Wya
-Insing, was deelated the nominee of
the Convention for Coroner.
On motion, the nominationelwere
;, H. L. Scorr , Chairman of the Conit
inittee, reported the following ram,
lutions, which were unanimously
adopted : .
Frost. That we cordially appiove the
declaration of principles as entinciated in
the platform of the Republican party at
Harrisburg, on July 2sd, 1879.
SecoNn. That.we heartily enfione the
nomination of Hon. Samuel Butler, of
Chester county, for the office of thste
THIRD. That the fearless and incorrup
tible conduct of our Senator and Repre
sentatives from Bradford county, during
the last session of our Legislature, meets
the wannest approval of their constituents.
-Founvu. That we congratidate the Re
publicans of Bradford county on the suc
cess of the financial principles expressed
in their resolutions of 18'78, as evidenced
by the revival of industry. the return of
prosperity, and the funding of the No
tifies' debt at the lowest rate of interest
in the history of the country,--proving
that an appeal to American integrity will
be met with the same response as an ap
peal to American valor.
Hon. G. A. °now was then intro
duced ,to the Convention, and pro
ceeded' in his usual masterly manner
to revjew•the political situation. His
exposure of the fallacies of the
Greenbackeis was full and conclusive,
and hi* review Of the plans and de
signs of the 13outhern Democracy was
thorough and ,convincing. He was,
repeatedly interrupted by applause.
At the cenclui3ion of his speech the
The Democratic County -Conven
tion assembled in Patton's win, on
34onday evening last, and was called
to order by Mm. MAXWELL, Esq.,,
Chairman of the . County Committee.
S. W. larrLE, Esq., of this place,
was elected Chairman of the Conven
tion, and S. W. BUCK and H. C.
BAIRD, Secretaries. For Jury Com
missioner, the names_ of CHARLES
H. JOHNSON, of Tuscarora, T. J.
SMILE; of Franklin, and J. G.
KEELER, of Wyalusing, were pre
sented 'to the Convention. Previous
to a ballot the name of Mr.lJonssow,-
was withdmin, and thereupon Mr.
SMILEY was nominated 'by it vote of
45 to 5 for Mr. KEELER. For . Cor
oner, Major URIAH TERRY, of Terry,
was nominated by apclamation.
After the nominations, DELos ROCK
WELL, made a sbort and character
istic speech, when the Convention
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Two typos on the Philadelphia Record
who made hitaof $7,500 each in it lottery
about a week ago, desiring to show the
craft in their prosperity they had not for
gotten their old comrade's, invited all the
printers employed on the morning papers'
to meet them in a saloon on Chestnut
street, below Fourth, on Saturday morn
ing. The capitalists chartered the saloon
for the occasion, and from two o'clock
until the sun began to show itself the con
vivalities were continued. Liquids and
solids were dispensed with a prodigal
band to as odd and jolly a company as
could be imagined.
Last week a constable from Harrisburg
was in the city, engaged in subpronaing
witnesses in the Pittsburgh riot case. It
is understood that the eounsel for the
Commo,pwealth are anxious to secure the
speedy trial of the cases.. Mr. Wolfe,
Chairman of the Investigating Committee
was also in town, engaged in securing ad
ditional testimony. An effort was made
to secure a prominent witness, but with
out effect. Elisha Davis has been tele
graphed for, and he will go directly to
Harrisburg from Long Branch. Mr. Wil
liam H. Kemble has secured the services
of 'Colonel William B. Mann, Lewis C.
Cassidy, Esq., and Hon. F. Carroll Brews
ter as his counsel.
There atm . :la. id to be 2,000 places in this ,
city where liquor- is sold withdut a li
cense. These dens are the resort of the
most depraved of both sexes, and send in
to the streets th eperpetrators of crimes
which are daily committed. It would
seem strange that with a police as vigilant
and efficient as oars, that these places
cannot be suppressed, but it is impossible,
and, they continue to multiply. and thrive
upon their nefarious business.
One of those rumors' which sometimes
are in everybody's month, yet cannot be
traced to any reliable source, on Monday,
disposed of Mayor Stokely, very summa
rily, by killing him suddenly at Long
Branch, 'where be is staying with his fam
ily. For an hour or so, it caused great
excitement, but was disposed of by the
Mayor telegraphing that he was never in
better health. Such an unfortunate event
would be a great and irreparable loss to
Philadelphia, He is certainly one of the
best Mayors the city has ever bad. Dur
ing his efficient administration, the police
force has been thoroughly re-organized,
and made equal if not superior'to any- in
the country. He has made property and
person secure, broken up as far as was in
his power, the haunts olvice and Immor
tality. In short, he has distinguished
himself by the energy, impartiality and
efficiency he has shown until his superior':
ity as an -Exeentive officer is universally
acknowledged. He would make an ex
cellent Governor, and as this city has not
been honored in that way for years, when.
ever such a man as Mayor Stokley is pre-
Salted, the country will not only be will
ing to accept her claims, I but "accept her
*candidate. The trouble heretofore has
been that the Gubernatorial candidates
the city has rought forward, have
been respectable gentlemen, perhaps, but
more -distinguished for the weight of
their coffers, than availability 'as a midi
date or their qualifications for the Office.
Mayor Stokley would command the unan
imous and earnest support of the city del
egation, and name would be received
throughout the country with the acknowl
edgment that heisi man fit for the place.
Mother unfortunate sought relief in
the waters of the Delaware, on Wednes
day evening, jumping overboard from a
Camden ferry boat. She was a well-dresmi
ad person, apparently about twenty-two
years old, and seemed. to be laboring un-_
der great depression of spirits. Her
words were, "Oh 44 have mercy I",
The boat was Stopped; but she could het
be seen, and nothing was discovered to
tell her none; or the r e asons which im
pelled her to do the dleadful deed. Pos.
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PUILADI.LPIIIA,SepeMbet 1, 1679
sibly when t h e Delaware gives tip . the
deal b . :4y some due may be bad which
will disclose the !iediwts Of a 11C. ..which
has probably been the repetition . of the
old story of 'liming not 'Wisely but • too
a woniaser devotion'and trust, and
Noliedis -then seven atorrairays reached
thisdcoaMtry .the British . Empire,
whiat itiTivetflast week.. They, were
all young Liverpool gamine,. And , were
made to earn their passage by taking care
of seventeen horses shipped tu this; city,
on that steamship. One or two orthem
have worked in mills before, but all are
well able to take care of themselves.
The sparrowil hare multiplied iptiO ex-
cesidvely. that they haie become a nui
sane.. , They no longer -feed on tree.
worms, as is proven by the condition of
the trees in the streets, many.. of which
- have been completely stripped of their
leaves by caterpillars,brking as if they
had been scorched byl flames- But as
nothing was made in vain, it is said that
that thifsportsmen are shooting the beßi
gerentittle fellows, and selling them to .
the unsuspecting for' reed birds.
In a window, on Chestunt.street, is ex
hibited a box, in which area large zuftrt
ber of chickens, of all colors, - apparently
just emerged from their shells. They are
very lively, and the 'unnsual spectacle at
tracts a crowd'of inrions people. - A sign
on the window explains that they were
hatched by artifiel means. A Merman
named Fredericktbfayer, after eighteen
years of experimenting has finally per
fected an incubator or hatching-machine,
and these chickens are the 'successful
fruits, so as to speak, of - his invention.
To any one who ha, vainly endeavoted to
persuade some obstinate hen to "set,"
this machine will be interesting, as over
coming the obsteles interposed by the
:perverse fowl. -; It consists- of an oblong
;wooden bex, with rack in which the eggs
"zero placed in 'Errs, the • lower part. filled
with warm water, Which is kept at a tem
.4f:tutors of One hundred degrees. The
l upper part of the box is fitted with a rub
ber blanket, which fits down on the eggs,
performing the part of the breast of the
hen. The chickens come out in duo time,
lively and healthy, and do not seem to
miss the care and clucking of the old hen.
A statue of Benjamin Frankljn has
stood in a niche on the front of the Old
Philadelphia Library building since 1?92,
in which year it was presented by Wil
liam Bingham, Esq. Last week it was
taken down, cleared and • placed in a
prominent position on the new property
of the liurary at Locust and Juniper
streets. The statue which is of fine Ca
varra marble, was in a good state of pre&
The papers on Friday last contained' in
the same column the notice of the
riage and death of E. Dixon Reid: Mar
ried on the 26th Rod died on the 28th.
The wedding day had been fixed some
time ago, but consumption had. marked
the bridegroom as its victim, but the
young couple desiring to be united, the
ceremony was performed , by the bride's
father who is a clergyman. •
The slate for city officers appears to
have been settled upon by the leaders.
The cool manner in which 'a half dozen
men parcel out the officers is refreshing.
They appear to think that there is not the
slightest necessity for paying any atten
tion to public sentiment, though the num
ber of Democrats holding important posi
tions, which might be filled by Republi
cans should be a warning that the people
cannot be trifled with. There is a point
.where the voters revolt, and that • point
appears to be reached, if indications can
,be relied on. It, is to be-hoped that wiser
'counsels will prevail in the end, and a
ticket placed in nomination which com
mands the respect and the hearty and
united support of the voters of the party.
Mrs.. Michael Weaver died on Thurs
day, having reached the extraordinary
'age of ninety-three years. She was the
mother of several children who occupied
prominent positions in the city, but lived
to see them all in their graves.
That a-man should die of starvation in
this great city seems almost incredible,
yet such was the verdict of the Coroner's
jury in the case of Jacob Heleveg, who
died in a lodging house, Fifth and Vine
streets, on Thursday. He asked for lodg
ing, and a few hours afterwards was
found in a critical condition, and died as
the doctor stated from slow starvation.
The arrangements for the Exhibition
of 'the Pennsylvania State Agricultural
Society, in the Permanent Exhibition
building, are rapidly progressing towards
completion. _ The stalls for cattle and
horses iuside the building are finished, as
well as those for sheep outside. The num
ber of entries is very large, and the de
mands for space continually coming in.
The Exhibition promises to be unusually
PROM - ILLIIiOIB
MACKINAU, IWnola, Auguit 7, 1879
EDITOR REPORTER : The Lord has
blessed us with fine harvest weather, and
we have our work well up. Our wheat
and oath was a good crop, and corn is as
good as we ever had at this season of the
year. -If the weather is goodtabout filling
time, Illinois will have a better crop of
corn than she ever had. We 'have a bet
ter class of horses, cattle, and hogs than
I ever saw in the East. We use the short
horn cattle for our feeding stock, and
poke them weigh from 1,000. to 1,500
pounds at two sears old, ; and from 1,200
to 1,800 peon& at,thice years old,- We
run about two hogs under each steer;
while feeding, and. make them average
about 275 pounds. We. use the Percher
on, Norman, and Clydesdale for our work
horses. The,Percherons aro mimic exten
sively raised, as they are considered su
perior to the Clydes. They have I t more
endurance 'and action than any other
large horse; our best farmers and horse
men say they can endure twice as much
as the Clydes on less feed; and have the
best of wind which the Clydesdale lack
as a general thing. Horse buyers from
the eastern cities keep the grade Nor
mans closely bought up at big prices.
They prefer them to the Clydes for sever
al reasons, one of the greatest being- on
account of the feet, as the Normans have
the best of feet, and they last much long
er on the pavements than the Clydesdales.
We do all our work by Machinery ; lots
of farmers in Illinois that don't own an
old-fashined plow, a grass scythe, a grain
cradle nor a broad , hoe, and yet Work
fattest of 040 or more acres. We. are
proud of our State on account of her fer
tility; on account of her Republican sen
timents; on account of her being the
home of so great and good a - malt as
ABRAHAM Luccowit ; 'on account of her
being the home of General ULYSIIRA S.
GRANT; whom we hope to introduce to
you again In 1880.
ritIEND REPORTER : I would like to ask
through' your columns, what the assess=
ment law is and 'what is an assessor's du
ty? It is customary, whether it is law or
not, for a person having pweitsion of a
piece of property to
. pay taxes thereon,
whether said person actually owns a dol
lar's worth of the property oenot. If not,
then said person is paying interest on
what he owes (perhaps usury), taxes on
what is not his, while the**, laireated
therein goei,rsoott free. Bflestate is
plainly VI I IR" 'to ,.s6l P .al a t ON bi 4
money willikulk, yes, perjure the minas
thereof, when the arteessor ampulla Ms:
Editor, it yoti,iflpld jrut step in and 4?
amine the lisiir.as it Yolanda and OD
an estimate of the capital that pays 110 t. 11
cent, yon could give an idea of the enor
mity of this practice. There are men in
this section, who have. from fifty thousand
to a hundred thousand dollars at interest,
and don't pay as much tax as some not
worth one-tenth as much. Why is it so?
Why should it be so, and who is to blame ?
Respecfully Yours, M. V. E.
Windham Summit, August 18.
TIIE Gand JUry at Harrisburg Thum:
day ignored the bill in the case of Joihua
W. Nye, charged with Ow murder :or
Cyrus Craig,- at Dauphin, on July 29. '
AN inc'pidiary tiro at Plymouth early
Thursday morning destroyed Turner
Brothers' - large barn and its contents.
Four horses perished in the flames. Loss,
$6OOO ; no insurance.
. THOMAS WILLIAMS, of Wilkesbarre,
while standing in the carriage way at the
bottom of the Pennsylvania Coal Com
pany's now shaft at Pittston Thursday,
was struck and killed by a large piece of
falling lumber. .
MACK. liAmetTme, colored, was found
guilty . at Carlisle on Thursday of- last
week of feloniously assaulting a little
white girl, named ThUmma, and was sen
tenced Wednesday morning to fifteen
years in the penitentiary, the full limit of
CHARLES A. emu, who is known to
have four or live wives in different parts
of the country, pleaded guilty Wednesday
at Harrisburg to the charge of bigamy
and false pretence, and was sentenced to
pay a fine.of $2OO and to undergo an im
prisonment in the penitentiary for three
*ED:NEM/AY afternoon of last week a I
locomotive belonging to the Lackawanna
Iron and Coal Company jumped from the
track, and was precipitated over an em
bankment a distance of thirteen feet.near
Scranton. John Blackwood, chief en
gineer of the company, and Daniel Vaughn,
a b(akeman, were killed. Several other
were slightly injured,. • •
SAMUEL 11.1.RIA; colored, aged four
teen 'Years, ou trial for manslaughter in
causing the death ()Oomph Tennis, aged
ten, at Ilighspire, in June last, was found
guilty at Harrisburg Thursday and sen
tenced to three months' imprisonment in
the county jail. Tennis was thrown vio
lently to the ground by Harley during a
quarrel,-and died in a few hours.
Anovr eleven o'clock on* Wednesday
night of last week at Mill Holleiv, a Vil
lage near Wilkeibarre, the ground began
to sink, and about three o'clock Thurs
day morning wine -two acres of the gar
dens and nurseries, belonging to three
families,. named Morgan, Williams and
Walgdr, went down about eight, feet,
cracking the house and alarming the
Community- to such an extent as to drive
elfin the vicinity from their homes.. The
ground around the sunken pit for, acres is
Cracked, and it is believed the entire sur
face of the land undermined must go down
destroying many private and public build
ings., The disaster was owing to the fact
taat the vein of coal worked is not pro
tected by a rider of rock and :date, and
has been feared for some time.
ON a recent Sunday. at Bradford, a lad
carrying a large basket tilled with sealed
envelops took a position near the JS-letho
[ dist Church, and as the congregation
passed out he presented each person with
an envelope. Great was the surprise of
the pious people-when, upon breaking the
seal, they saw a flaming bill announcing
the attraction to - be seen at one of the
variety theatres. . •
Wthmast GIUNE, a merchant taillor of
Bradford, walked into his house on Wed
nesday*Afternoon of last week, and after
lighting his pipe and sitting down said to
his wife, "Good-by ;- hope we part
friends ; I am tired of life, and I shouldn't
wonder if I died in two hours." Ills wife
,paid no-attention , to him, - as she thought
he was drunk, and in ten minutes he was.
seized with a sickness that .took him off
in two hours. Ho had taken'poison with
suicidal intent on account of busines
* THE body of James Reilly, pork-pack
or. who disappeared from his home in St.
Louis last Thursday, was found in the
Mistiissippi river about twenty
low Bt. Louis on Thursday njht.
THE Sheep Breeders and Wool-Grow
ers' Association of Ohio held a meeting
at Columbus Wednesday night, and un
animously voted to use all pr?per means
to keep a protective tariff .on wool.
• A PATENT has just been issued to Pro
fessor Thomas E. Edison fort .his eletric
lighting apparatus, ' which he claims is
now complete. . •
.AN explosion occurred Wednesday
morning, at two O'clock on board the
steam-tug Essex,. in New York bay, by
which the engineer, Joseph E. Laffey
and the : fireman, Leonidas Fuller, were
badly scalded, the fireman fatally.. The
cause of the explosion is a mystery. The
steam-drum was blown completely off.
The enginneer whose recovery is.doubt
ful was removed to tl-e hospital.
SAMUEL H., PEMBERTON and William
Roberts,. while returning from Gallatin,
111., to their homes, near Walpole, His
souri, were waylaid on Thursgay night
and assassinated. Pemberton had been
to Gallatin to take charge of a lawsuit,
and while there had a difficulty with .
parties interested in the suit, but nothing
Serious occurred. The theory seenis to
be that the persons
. with whom, he had
trouble:committed the murder.
This. - MARY FISHER, a widow, was
drowned at Atlantic City, Thursday,
while, bathing, the heivy surf sweeping
her into deep water. The body has not
been recovered. ,
SAMUEL 11. PALMER, formerly al'ough
keepsie drug dealer, was Thursday'found
guilty of:forgery in.the third degree at
that place and sentenced tp four years in
Sing Sing prison.
Tun village of Weckford, Noith King
ston, Rhode Island; was visited by burg
lars Wednesday night of last week, who
plundeicd four stores 'and the Post•otlice.
The amount of plunder was not large. It
consisted mainly of money and jewelry.
The gang was discovered'and firedimpon
when endeavoring to enter Church's drug
store. They returned the fire - and fled in
a carriage, leaving part of their tools be
A Loma JOKE.—A prominent physi
cian of Pittsburgh Said jokinglylo a !any
patient who was complaining , of her'cou
tinned ill health, and of his - inability . to
cure het, "try jfop Bitters 1 ." The lady
took it in earnest and used the Bitters,
from which she obtained perluatient
health. She now laughs at the doctor for
his joke, but be is not so well pleaSed with
it, u it cost him a good patient.
BQlllllltS.—la Uldittpury. on Thursday. Augan
7th, 1170 , Sturges tkolres, In the Seth year of tit!
The funeral took Oise on the foikrwlnglietardsg,
was attended bye large concourse of neighbors
'ma friends, Tim funeral sermon was preached by
Elder P. 8. Evian's'', pastor of Baptist Cbure#,
WoUstmrs, from ,job Mr :14: If a man die, shall
ha Ea again PI
There Is that In the history, life, times and ehar•.
aster of the deceased that may well prompt more
than fat mat notice. Strad is &mums wras bortt
iii the town of Fairfield, Fairfield county, Conner 7
Hint, on the list day of October, 1792. He was one
oca family of ;eleven children.- 41x boys and five
'gfThr.* - Tbe 'family were niftableplipleolly, 'all of
.111ra . 13 _pwawlnp large awl powerful laußes. and
It. stai a frequent remark of Ur. Bquinzs that his
sisters were five of the largest women he ever saw.
The deceased belonged to that Ilfesitriand stock
'of men whose ancestors, landing upon:Plymouth
Bock, have-from thence
,peraMbulated every part
of the American continent, carrying with them
those stern prtnelpiee, of religious faith and civil
liberty which are the foundation of our Institutions
to-day . : He seemed fitted by nature for the times
in irlatch he ilved.anff for the duties and hardships
which the then condition of things Impeeed. It is
one of the natural reflections caused by his death,
that-he was-one of the list of a peCiliar class of
pioneers that we ' shall know no more. Men de not
now, as at the Commencement of the fife and Man;
hood of STSIR,ZB Eitiutitart, go hundreds of miles
through forests over mountains and, streams, and
settle down In the sombre shades of the wilderness
for the purpose of hewing ,from those rugged re
tenses of nature a home and icompetency. Ile first
gave evidence of . his ability to endure hardship
and fatigue when, in 1801, at the age of nine years,.
he - accompanied an older brother from 'Fairfield,
Conn., to what is now the Memo(Salllvan, Tioga .
county, Pa.; traveling the whole distance on foot,
and returning about a year later to Connecticut,
his brother having been killed by the falling of a
tree. In the Interval between his'return to f2:011-
-ttecUcnt In 1803 to 1814, he was alternately aturn.
pike builder, a' sailor ou the Hudson river, and a
manufacturer of stoneware. The year 1814 found
him in the camicity of a soldier, stationed on the
lines at BuffalO. At the close of the war he made
his way Into what Is known as the Lake country—
we think to Tompkins county. B. Y. in 1524 he
came and settled-in what is now the township of
Ridgbury, this county. Upon- tbis farm he pasa'•d
the remaining fifty.five years of hid life, clearing
away some =0 acres of heavy forest,knd possessing
•at the time of his death one of the finest farMs.in
the county. Mr. SQulnts settled in Itidgbury, and
Its present condition would be curious and Inter
eating were we able to draw it. At, the organlia,
Lion of the township, the first election showed only'
five votes; 31r. Sot:matt was elected constable.
receiving three votes. For - fifty years of his lifelie
was continually in office, hol.iing . every office in the
gift of this tont/ship, many of them frequently and
for long periods; was deputy sheriff and county
6 coMmissioner. ,
Mr. SqUIRES„ fors man without the advantages,
of an education, was one of the most -intelligent
and logical-minded men we ever knew. Always
.active and ardent, a close observer of men and
things around him, he was continually gathering
information from everythlug with which he taint ,
In contact. Filling the °Mee of Justice of the
1'4.303 for a long time, led to the study of law and
theexamluation of legal questions; betties became
a very good lawyer. .He would arguela legal point
with consummate skill. We once Ward his oppo
nent In the trial of a lawsuit remark, that he
!Stoats) would split p, hair for the purpose of
having one-half of it weigh on his side of the ques
tion.' As a politician, Mr. ii4tine,s Was very
ardent and very intelligent; ways well Informed
upon all the political questirlns of the day ; ever
' ready to contend for the right as Ile viewed it,-awl
able to ceutend with much ability. - it is remem
bered that in late the candidates for President
were Gen. ',stets Cass on the DemoCratic ticket,
Gen. TAYLOR the -candidate of the Whigs,' and
31ARTIIN VAN Drugs: the candidate of the Free
milers. In that contest Mr. :Eqpt ItEs espoused the'
cause of Mr. VAN brREs. Something like a
month before the election, Gen. Cass. deeming
that his chances for carrying Pennsylvania were
on the wane; sent Itonr.wr BicLirt.t.r.Nit, of De
troit, Mich.. down into Pennsylvania to leok after
his interests. Mul.r.ttEND went down into the
interim' of the etAte. and 'passing up berth made
several speeches In the Interest of Gen. CAss. At
Towanda he found the author of the Wilmot Pro
vise, in tile person of DAvi D A'ILMOY, who then
repres toted the lath district and wasacandidate for
Issue bring the pried' le of the Wil
mot Proviso.. Mr. II itsior and Mr. MCLELLEND
had known each other as Democratic snetutxers of
Congress; -111CLEtt &Nit, therefore, with great
seeming courtesy, pledged Mr. Wttator 'that he
would make no speeches in his district. MgLgt-
LEND, however, before be left Towanda, sent word
that the next afternoon there would be a Demo
cratic meeting at Centerville, In Itidgbury town
ship, to be addressed by lion. RoBERT !OCLEL
LEND. There was, considering the limited,ttotice,
quite a gathering, among them fill: to; ks Sott ILES.
He came in Ills working clothes. and was about alt
uncouth a looking specimen of yeemaury as could
be seen. lie was made chairman of . the nteetleg.
Mcla.J.J.Estt, knowing that he was probably ist - an
anti-slavery community, could .only speak its 0 re
way; he could only attempt. it, rualte'Lls audience
belle've that the Interest of free soil or free tet ritory
would be as safe under an adininistraticti of the
government by Gels. CASS as under that of Gen.
TAYLOR or Mr. 'WAN Bunts:. Thts he dill attempt
to do. At the close of the speech, Mr.:SOT:II;Es
felt that he could not let Mai:Li:END go without
exposing his sophistrY, and he sought,an interview'
with him . lie said: "Mr. M,Lv-LEND, t -under
stand you to advance It as your opinion that the
interest of free territory Would be as safe under att
administration of the government by Gin. CASs
as under that of Mr. CAN twit EN?" "Yes, that
is my opinion:" "I do not so understand it. Mr.
VAN Bunk?: holds that Congress' has sovereign
power over the Territories, and that it is bath the
right and the duty of Congress to priddibit the ex
istence of slavery In-National Territory?" "Yes."
"With this understanding, should Congress pass
the Wilmot Proviso, Mr. VAN DUREN would sign
it ?'"*.Yes." " Well, now, we understand by
Gen. CASs' Nicholson letter that he holds that
Congress has no constitutional power to prohibit
the introduction of slavery into National Territe,
II?" "Yes." "Therefore, If Gen. Cars is elected.
President and Congress should 'pass the Wilmot
Proviso, does not his oath to protect and defend
the Constitution of the Culled States bind' him to
veto that bill ?" 3lrEattr-ND did net say "yes"
to this proposition ; he drew his cloak a little high
er up on his shoulders, initnediately recognized the
fact that his carriage was in waiting, and'abruptly
left the room, apparenlysatistied that as far as the
effect of his speech was concerned he had better
kept his promise with Mr; WILSIOTIII.I4IcOI. made
For a long period of his life, Mr. Sot:lnas was
one of the most Industrious students of the Bible
that we aver know. It was said of him, that in the.
prime of life he actually knew the Scriptures by
heart. However this may have been, we do know
that he was ever ready to correct any misquotation
that was made In his hearing. Our first revel ice.;
Hon of Mr. &eines, in our boyhood days, la as a
professor of religion. As a member of the Chris
tian Church In later years we knew him as a very
ardent advocate of tha-doctrihe of universal salva
tion. For the last eight or ten years of his lite, we
are unable to say what his real faith was; it could
poly be judged from oecasion*l remarks. Tile
eOnteradion that we ever had' With hint—some six'
weeks before his death—he remarked that he had
- but little faith in the pf;pular theology of thwday ;
"hut," he-said, "1 hare great faith in the eternal
wisdom, goodness and mercy of the, Creator:"
adding, •' All will he Thos last ietnark sec
underetoud as being wade with reference to his
conception in regard to his own future. • •
As an intimate acquaintance and a lifelong friend
Of the deceased, we cannot - forbear to remark in
regard to what we have long considered to have
'been a mistake on the part of many, - In regard -to
the real character of the- man. By some -he was
held to be a c bard, unsympathetic man. Noth
ing could be further from the truth. He was pos
sessed of some of the finest sensibilities that relieve
I and adorn human nature; Ailey entered into
character and coutrolled his intercourse with .his
fellow-men, and any profession of friendship oh Ills
I lien could be depended upon to the death. •
But he is gone. Henceforth, when we shall wend
ottrway to that hospitablemansidn of which he was
so lately the light and the life, we Shall feel
"Oae who treads alone •
• Seine banquet ball deserted ; •
Whose lights have tied.
Whose garland 's dead,
And all but lie departed." . '
Our regrets should be softened by the reflection
that it Is fitting that a shock of grain se fully ripe
should:be gathered of the Reaper. Rather. let us
be imbued with the sentiment and spirit of the
poet, and exclaim,— •
"And I am glad that be has lived thus long,
And glad that be has gone - 10 his reward,—
N or deem that kindly nature did him wrong
Gently to abloom, tie vilatehord,
When his steps grew tattering, and his eye
Dimmed with the mist of age,it was his time to d ie.
, JoS. R. DAvIDSON.
Wellsburg, August'2B, 1679. "
ORGANIZED SEPTEMBER 1-;-1817
ASSETS nearly - $4,000,000.00
' This Association continues to insure front tors
and Damage by Fire. Buildings. Household Fur
niture, and Merchandise generally.
WM. S. VINCENT, Agent.
Slate Siteeeti TiriprievalL. Pa.
-1 "-' , -',' - it00:41* erthernelib.
TY It. DORMATTL,
325 Pest. Waiter ' St., .
Ist lOW DRY GOODS.
211 Floor WILLINERY
3d floor CARPETS
4th Moor CLOAKS t BILIWth
L : r 110011accasslale by elevator.
W visit of Inspection A respectfully eoileitcif
17COTBWOOL WOOL. MUCH LAMBS;
Moo si, some ai bloods and some ttiomeglitmede
Mee SI, t 5 *nap.
F. U. HAlnintAlf.
- 'Asylemirowneldp, Bradford-County, Pa.
August 27, 1470-Im. '
HOP e pITTERS!
• (A M kile not a prink,) .
, CONTAI NO
HOPS, BLictill, MANDRAKE,
And the Pturt s a n i i t ll he it r erte r d s lcAl Qualities of MI
• • 'They Cure •
All Diseases of the Stomach, Bowels, Blood. Liver *
Kidneys. and Urinary Organs, Nerrousnessrlideep
lessnessa and especially Female Complaints - .
$lOOO IN COLD.
Will be paid for • Case they-will not cure or help.
or for anything Impure or injurious found in th 4
'Ask your:drugglor Hop Billets and try Ifiem
before you sleep. Take no other.
Ifor Cocoa Culls Is the sweetest, tatest and best
Tb 6,116 1. PAD forStiomach. Liver and Kidneys Is
superior to all Other!i. Ask Druggists.
0. L. C. fs an sieoitute and frreslalble cure for
Drunkenness, use of opluin..tobaeco and -narcotic:.
411 above laid by druktiat 1. Hop Bitters Manu
fActuriereumits Rochester, N. Y.
(m; TuIIEUROPEAN PLAN)
CORNER MAIN .V.WASHINGTON STREETS
Tow Arms, Ys.
MeslS at sll hours. Terms to suit be times. Large
IV 3i. If F..1 4 i HY, PHOPRILTOIL.
Tos4nda, .I'l4 3, '7B4f.
TWO 'STOIfES IN ONEI
Having doubled our facjlitles this year•by oecu
pying two stores, we are prepared to offer you a
larger stock Mau ever before, and at reduced
F URN ITUR E
At the saute tine *e keep up the standard or our
We guarantee satisfaction. We are prepared todo
anything In that line on short notice. and are de
Call and see for -ourself
Towanda, May Ist, In 9
H'.4%. Y 'ay
l 3 C - sr mi !
Scythe - Stones,
Revolving Horse Rakes,
Horse Rake Teeth,
Hay Fork Handles,
Hay Fork Pulleys,
,THESE WE HAVE .4 VARIE
ir OP THE POPULAR KINDS 4ND
SHAPES, SO THAT ALL C-4 DE
SUITED. - •
Cradle. Flit Ors,
Mowing Machine Sections,
Rivets & Guitrds,
,We hare exercised - SPECIAL CARE in
purchasing our. stock of HAIINU AND
HARVESTING 'TooL,F, and tre,_are
confident we can atilt the farming.comailt
nitli both in Q UA LIPY and PRICE.
Paints c , Oilis
MUSE W ARE,
A. a DYE & CO.,
Towanda, July a,
The subscriber will sell
Send for circular,
We are selling
Of -all kinds as
N. P. HICKS
GRASS" AND GRAIN
&c., &c., &c.
Our Stock of
Main Street, Towanda, Pa