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I TOWEtIIIII3I Pa., Thursday, Dec. U,1879
TrtEjmany friends of Senator Pt..►'rr,
of Connecticut, will learn with regret that
his health is Seriously impaired.
Tna indications are that the receptiOn
of Gen. GRAtT at Philadelphia, on the
16th, will be one of the grandest ovations
ever given to any man, in any country.
' HON. ALEXANDER IL STEPHENS &dares
that those papers do not I misrepresent
him which say he prefers,Gnswr to Tn.-
DEN to:MI . /resident. And; what is more,
he insists thaethis is not a thage of heart.
ONE of the most readable of our eFbang
el is thel'hiladelphia North American.
editorilalsiare always timely and sensi
ble, while pie news items are carefully pm
pared, ar4cover the whole country.
Tun exodus fever has. reached Texas,
and p despatch -from Dallas, on the
Texas Pacific railroad, says that "crowds
of negroes are passing northward, both
in wagons and in call; en, route for Kan
sas.?' , " -C
CoNputss adjourn over from Thins
day until -Monday. The Confederates
want a little time to make up their minds
exactly what it is best to do. Meanwhile,
let us give them credit for being . on their
. good behavior.
TuE recent Democratic delegate elec
tions in Philadelphia resulted disastrously
to .nu R.V.6A . 1.L. Ills friends were rout
ed id almost every ward. Good-by, to
Sk3WEL'A Presidential aspirations. Ills
boom is yap come.
Fitoat all parts.of the State there come
reports of the scarcity of water. Many
strcamsare so shallow that grist and,saw
Mills are not able to operate.
dried up, and growing crops i dge suffering
for want of moisture. i •
JuDoE'Atantlawr, of the telligh Corn,
mon Pleas, who was accused!of embezzl
ing pension money; has been , acquitted
after a trial in which it is alleged his ac
cusers committed perjury. The Judge's
vindication is full and complete.
PURIM VICTORIA is seriously ill, but as
sbe comes of a long-liredlateily, has al
ways taken excellent care of herself, and
is but sixty-one years old, will - probably
recover. , ! The heir-apparent will have to
wait awbile before he take's the,crciwn.
HEIRE'S more comfort for Sfraf
Senator WAiLACt explains the late over
whelming defeat of the Democracy in
Pennsylvania as duo to the "supreMany
of the Itmcn,u,L faction in the State Con
vention" and the management of the
campaign by that faction of the party.
_THE recent election in Louisiana shows
how thoroughly successful has been the
shot-gun policy. In a few of the parishes,_
where there was a determination tnani-.•
fested fo vote; or leave the State, the Re
publicans were unmolested. But in most
of the parishes there was the usual
amount of butt dozing.
VANcrY of vanities ! All is ; vanity
Eieu TAT GOULD bas beconie:„sgieted
• with wealth and finds no ,substantial
pleasure in adding to his millions. He
says he only does business for fun. We
should like to indulge in the amusement
of drawing.a check foi $3,500,400--and
know. that it would be paid—aii be did
the other day.
THE Wa.shiugton correspondent of the
Cincinnati . Comnarciai telegraphs. that
there is information, through) private
sources, of a project on foot in p'hiladel
pbia and Ne* Tork to raise by subscrip
tion a purse of 4250,000 for General
- GRANT, so as to make. him financially
comfortably and relieve him of the neees
•sity of:accePting a situation of any sort.
,Tnr. lie-adjusters are in a decided ma
jority in both ii?tisetoof the Virginia Leg
islature. In the , . caucus; they gave the
RePublidans a ithare of the offices, and
plenty of assurances to the colored Re
publicans that equal and exact justice
would be dor it° their race ; but promises
they will pi obably . keep so long as the
Republicans liolif:tbe balance of poWer.,
Mu, Scut xur.tt, chairman of the ligtsoi
Committee on Elections, is, said to have
,intimated that .T:adge ORTII, representa
tire from the . district of indiatta,
Whose seat is or, was contestedjby Mc-
• i s . Cum, will not be 'Oisturbed. likeknu
to present any testimonyslfewing that
he rewired a majoritylof the cotes caet at
' the election,: consequently the contest
will be dismissed.
Tiii llarrisblirg Patriot has= a spas
modic fit of honesty and propriety, and
breaks out thus : " The leader of Tues
(l:l2 • riots in Philadelphia instead of be
in in the clutches of the law was a con
s! - L nons participant in one of the
l), niocratic conventions in that city and
received thirty-three votes for the nomi
nation 4 Of police magistrate in another.
Oh ! shame, where is thy blush !"
TUE distinguished , free-trade mission
ary, THOMAS BAYLEY POTTER, W:110 has
been visiting this country in the interest
*of the British manufacturers, has been
constrained to admit that- the free-trade
boom in this country, upon which many
English manufacturers bad been pinning
their hopes, is conspicuous by its absence.
He also says that so far as he can see,
Americans are more' prosperous and in:
dustrious than their English cousins.
Os the Ist of December -the interest
bearing debt of the United States was
$1,786,917,650. To this mist be added
the called bonds on which interest has
ceased 11(518,247,595); also the legal
tender notes ($ . 16,764;348), certificates l of
deposits, and gold and silver Certificates,
which bring the total - debt up to $2,223,-
267.410, or if we substract the cash in
the Treasury ($207,217;6&4), the whole,
amount is $2,016,849,645.
Ir will remain uncertain until after the
meeting of the State Board or Canvas sears
who was elected Lieutenant GovernOr of
New York a month ago. The 'offi
cial returns, - which are at length all in,
`are said to give the place to Mr. Hossnes,
but the result of the canvass yet to be
made may show Mr. POTTER to be the
winning man. While the change of ,a few
hundred votes, by reconrse to ways that
arc dark and tricks that art, vain, might
count in a 'Democrat, such an interfer
ence to alter the popular verdict, if it
really were' expressed the other way,
would be the reverse of advantageous to
the Democracy of New York and the No
t ion in next year's campaign,
"UNEASY rests the bead that wears a
crown," is a truthful saying, if it is an
old one. Tho Czar of' Russia, ALEXAN
DEB, has just escaped the fourth attempt
upon his life. Explosives were placed .
upon the track in Mciscow, intended to
blow up the Imperial train, but the explo
sion only destroyed the baggage train.
The baggage-smashers in this country
would have demolished the Czar's bag
gag about making such a fuss about
thrtnert States Bonds are virtually out
of the British market, if we may credit
the London rimes, and the prices quoted
are only based upon the New York re
ports. The credit of the Government is
so well established, that what' bonds re
main abroad, are kept as a safe and perma
nent investment. The amount of. money
sent abroad, to pay interest is less year
by year, as the financial condition of this
country improves, and asiwejearn to con
sume our , own manufactures.
A special despatch from Washington
says that Senator CAMERON and some of
the other Republican members of the
Pennsylvania delegation are , working to
get Congress to adjourn for several days
when General GRANT visits Philadelphia,
in order that the members may attend
the General's reception 'there. Au the
members who have been seen thus far are
reported favorably, and Senator Csartuos•
' is confident . that Congress will adjourn
1 on that occasion:
Jr is announce from Washington, tbat i
Senator WALLI:ft has indicated a de
termination to have an equal share in the
election of Supervisors in PennsYlvania,
and that if refused ho will ask his
Democratic colleagues to reject the
Mminees. We can hardly Believe this,
such an attempt at coercion would be.
firmly resisted byithe Prasident. It would
a new departure, to use the confirming
.powers for the purpose of bull-dozing:the
THE production of anthracite coal this
year will reach 25,000,000 tons, which ex.
ceeds any previous achievement in this in
dustry.v The nearest'approach to this was
in 1873, when the production was over
21,00000 tons, and these figures were
regarded with astonishment. The extra
ordinary demand upon the coal fields this
year and the promptness with which it`
has been met furnish an excellent idea of
their,iast extent and bow rapidli thpy
are being di3velord.
TUE TWIN RELIC
The first Imblie arraignment of
Mormonism and its social abuses by
politiCal party, may hu found in
the platform of principles adopted
-by the Convention that nominated
JOHN C. FasmoNr, in 106. In that
platform polygamy is voted as a twin
relic of barbarism with slavery. DA
VID Virtotoi was the reputed author
of the phrase ; and iSo far as We know,
and as we have reason to believe, he
was the author. The Mormons were,
1 and are to this day, the defenders of
slavery., They knew well enough
that crimes are mutually dependent.
A blow at slavery was a blow at a
demoralizing influence, and any step
in that direction involved a step fur
ther. The Mormon leaders" knew
that the moral sense of the American
people, once aroused and vitalized
in action against slavery, must logi
cally proceed further and deal with
other , departures from social and
moral-,rectitude. Hence, Mormonism
and Democracy were allies then, and
so have continued to be ever - since
The people of ittali were in sympathy
with the rebellion during the war,
and for the reasons just given.
The President has arraigned !po
lygamy in his Message, and as may
be supposed, the arraignment has
stirred up the Mornion leaders to
revolt—in words, at least. The lead
er upon whom the _Mantle of BRIG
HAM YottNo descended, has already
sounded the key-note of revolt. He
says that good
. citizens Must obey
the taws and respect the rulers, but
h£ adds that Clod's law ordaining
plural marriage is. a higher law than
acts of. Congress. polygamy was a
feature of ancient society, but we
seek in vain for any divine authority
for it. It was tolerated then in the
Orient,'and is tolerated now among
rude peoples. But manythings are
tolerated in this wdrhr which are not
in accordance 4/fith moral law.
And unless it be assumed that every. ,
thing permitted is divinely ordered,
there is no warrant for saying that
polygamy was commanded by the
Almighty. To admit such a doctrine
is to condeinn the whole civilized
world as in revolt against the law of
00 in that particular.
The only way to deal with polyga
my is to treat it as we treat any vio
lation of the law of Monogamy.
- Utah must be condemned to a state
of perpetual pupillage,unless its pea
pie conform their social institutions
to the law of the ln& The Govern
ment of the United States cannot
afford to become a party to such a
gross violation of morals. It is of
no moment whatever how many rev
elations/ the Mormons pretend to
have received, for the question relates
to established order, which must be
maintained. - With the religious be
lief of a sect, the Government has
nothing to do. The Mormons can
believe in one or a dozen gods ; in
Joe Smith or Sam Jones as prophets;
or they may become fire-worshippers,
if that seems to be good in their sight.
But they cannot be, permitted to turn
back • the tides of eivilizetion, by
borrowing the imperfect social sys
tems of the ancient world and mak
ing the Republic a party to the reac
tion. Hence, it becomes the duty of
the people to urge repressive meas
polygamy. It Must
be torn up root and branch, and.giv
en to the Mmes. -Should this COn
gress presume to admit Utah as' a
State with a constitution silent about
plural marriages, or allowing 'such
;marriages, the Demeemtic party need
never again present itself before the
kmerican people and ask for favors.
Wedo not believe Congress will dlre
t anything of the kintt
W. IV. KETCHUM, Judge of the Unita.
States District Court for Western Penn
sylvania, died at Pittsburg, Saturday
morning last, of apoplexy. His sudden
and unexpected demise Will be deeply re
gretted by his many friends in Bradford
county. He was in his usual health Fri
day, and hold Court during the day.
Returningto Ids -hotel he ate a hearty
dinner and mtiredto }cis room, where he
was attacked hy a headache. A physician
was scut for, and pronounced the symp
toms those of apoplexy. Ile grew rapidly•
worse, and - despite all that physicians
could do, died soon after midnight. Judge
KETeutin was born in Luzerne county,
was fifty-eight years of age, and was ad- -
mitted to the Bar when twenty-eight
years old. He represented the
district one term in Congress, having de
feated Ilnisintsci B. WU:WIIZ who in
turn defeated hint when he was a candi
date for re-election. He was appointdd
Judge by President Gnaw? -1878. Ile
succeeded Judge IdeCaimnss, who re
tired on account of old age, and who sur
'rives him. He leaves a wife and ono son.
Ttra hanging of Truer, at Smethport,
on Thursday, last, was badly managed.
The knot slipped, and the unfortunate
man was again placed on the drop, more
dead than alive. The sepend attempt
was more skillfully and suCcessfully ac
complished, and tire, penaliy of the law
was carried - -out. Such revolting spec
tacles must necessarily occur so longtas
we continuo the barbarous method :of
taking the life of condemned, murderers.
As the _object •of capital punishment is
not vindictive; but to protect the commu
nity,,and as it bas been proven that the
. - ,act.ixt7bamging is• calculated to exert a
vici*i influence, why *Flake it as hu
s'( mane as possible. The garoto is a much
bet, tir. way of taking life, and we notice
thg?:,4some philanthropist proposes to die,-
peeiSlof criminals condemned to death, by
suli eting them to .severe shocks of oleo
trir4 y which would kill inglantariconsly,
`without causing pain or suffering.
popNewl'ork Tribune yields to the
ular demand, anti will hereof; be
PUblished daily, Sundays not ex tcd.
Tile inmposed necessity for Sundai;news
,papers is a part Of the general tendency
of the times to break down all;the old
fashioned teacivings as to the sanctity of
the Sabbath as a day of rest, to be given
to devotional and religious employments
and teachings,; If this feeling. must be
catered :to, much of the berm to come or
it may be reantliied by wise and conscien
tious management. •The Sunday paper
which is conducted. with an elevated-pur-
pose, and devoted only to the advance
ment of the •cause of morality, may not
do much harm.; 'but unfortunately amt. ,
of the Sunday papers are mere scaven
gers, gathering 4 the vilest garbage, and
pandering to the lowest andmost debased
tastes. . ;
THE situation in Maine; la unchanged.
The Democratic officials reftusp to allow
an examination of the returns, and are ap
parently aniti4us to`consurnwie the great
wrong which was coneoeted.toy the defeat
led candidates. The Suprethe Court haa
issued'an injunction orderMg the Secre
tary of State to 'prOduce the returns on
the 9th instant /or public inspection.,
Under the circtrthstances, however anx
ious' the Democrats may be to consum
mate a fraud, it is very unlikely that they
will see their way'clear to make any fur
ther attempts in tlsaidirection. Maine in
not Louisiana, and the men whose votes
elected the Republican:majority last Sep
tember will not stand quietly by, like ,the
bulldozecifteerneilik, the South, and al
low them_ selves toibo swindled out of their
TIIETLE applarg to •lie some dissatisfac
tion amongN the Western Republicans
with the President's, reemmedation to
repeal the lcdal tender act. But the late
elections babe definitely settled that the
people desire hard' money, and that the •
Government should gives up the business
of banking. A Washington despaitch, - af-,
luding to the subject, says that the Presi
dent represents that he did not iiatend to
convey the meaning that has been placed
upon his message, and is not really in fa
vor of immediate radical action, in taking
away, the legal, tender qualitiet of the
greenbacks. lie did not favor a y move
meat that would unsettle the value or dis
turb the financial centres. 'jilt; desire
was bring the subject formally before the
people, that th‘rinight be educated upon
it by discnssion,and otherwise.
Scamrts to, deplete the Treasury are
hatched every day. Some of them have
merit 4 but more are the attempts of dem
agogues to acquire a little popplarity.
The latest proposition is contained in a
bill introduced in the House by DIr.,WEa.
van, of lowa, requiring the Auditor of
the Treasury to ascertain the difference
between the gold value and currency paid
each soldier or sailor iti the late war, and
pay the difference to theisoldier or sailor,
or their legal represtrtatives. The Hon
orable gentleman froth lowa cateulates
that 000,000,00 Q will = do this, and has
placed.a clause in his bill authorizing the
Secretary of the - Treasury to issue that
amount of legal tender notes to make
such payments. -
Ov the governors-of States the Demon
crata/willjiavu, After January Ist, prox.j
nineteen and , theAtepublicnns nineteen
This is outtu; theory that the Democrats
do itft: succeed in defeating the election of
the Republican candidate by the Legisla
ture of Maine. Of the nineteen Demo
cratic governors three only are in the
States known as e the free States :
_lndiana. MCCLELLJN of New
Jersey and THAYER of Oregon. Of the
Republican hovernors not one is in Atte
States known as the late /slave State: - . 0 -sft
the late elections the Republicans have
gained a governor in California, in Maine,
in New York and in Ohio, and have lost
Ts's President has renominated GEORGE
W. MCCRARY Of lowa to be circuit judge
of the Eighth circuit. This nomination
was made at the last session of Congress,
and after some time was withdrawn from
the Senate, for the reason that the Pena
ocratic Senators, in dissatisfaction with
Secretary Dices/a:Ws approval of Presi
dent HAYES', votes, threatened the rejec
tion of the nomination. Time has allayed
their anger, and he will no doubt now
Tan death of Judge Kircnum leaves a
vacancy, for which, we suppose, there
will be no lack of applicants. Prominent
among the names suggested is that of
Judge Wua.uxs,• of Tioga county, than
whom no better selection mild be rrufde. -
He has ability, experience and integrity,
and would adorn the bench.
Jtrnot Prausorr, on Monday, deltiered
Ms opinion in the Legislative briber) ,
cases, virtually quashing the ililictizients
on account of the illegal construction of
the grand jury. New bills may be pre
sented in January,
,but the probabilities
are strongly in favor of UV) presumptioa
that ills will be au end of t)b,, }natter,
The goAdveitiaer". and die Radiaads.
-Self-Interest is such scent/oiling power
n the human mind, it is , bard for some
to believe flue; any person will work long
and faithfully for another without the
hope of reward. Evert toludonariee, the
most unselfish' of men, must have , their
temporal wants provided-fob, or few of
them would bo able to preach the gospel
to the heathen. The Elmira. Advertiser
has for some time past been laboring with
suchlastnnisbing zeal to lustily injustice,
and defend the railroads' in their outrage
_axis practice of discriminating against the
East and in favor of the West in their
charges, that borne of our Granger friends
are inclined to believe it has been bought
up by the , Erie Railroad Company, is now
running on tbair time-tables and s?abject
to their orders. 4 iVe do not share in this
bttt ire of .the opinion that - the
editor is like those knight-errants in the
age of. chivalry, who, from motives of
philanthropy, love of adventure or fond
ness of strife,
started out slatted in mail
and-sword in hand to fight the battles of
the' weak or ,redress dui . wrongs of the,
poor In the discussions that have taken
place of late on the subject:of freight dis
crimination, the railroads. Seem to be get
ting the worst of the battle ; and it is not
at all strange that this valiant editor, in
pity for the weakest side, sbouki throw
I himself with his erhole soul into the thick
est of the tight as their great champion
and defender.. Manlius, almost siegle
handed, saved : ; Rome by mounting the
walls of the capitol and hurling the as
saulting colunin of Gauls. from its battle
ments ; so thiti knightly editor hopes ,his
name will go down in history as the man
:who saved the railroads* .from the attacks
- of the farmers and shippers 'in Hie East.
Mr. Barris Lewis. ,in giving hell
Teeny . before theWew York IA
Committee on lisilivads, declared th
the freight discrimination practiced•
them virtually placed his farm .
the banki of the Mississippi. In -
tieing ibis statement, the editor saikit
was allbosh; that Mr. Lewis would / not
sell his farrnfOr five bin:A - red dollars per
acre, whereas land equally,gixid mould be
bought on the banks or-the Mississippi
for ten dollars per ac editor, probe
ably, does not know hostp Mr. Lewis
values his farm per ac*-Sny tterlihan
we do ; but if he , values it at that sum, it
isbecause he has ibeconia attached to it
by long residence, by its nearness to
churches and schools and good neighbors;
or, perhaps, because he expeeta to sell it
off for-viiiii,g,e.lots. Certafn it is, that his
farm is not worth that mach for farming
purpose' : to raise grat4 hay, horses,
hogs, . cattle, or dairy p - rWucts, or any
thing •else that is extensively produced in
the great West. • With tower rates of
freight to the seaboard, the Westein
fanner, alreacly'having the, advantages 'of
a richer soil and fewer obstructions to-the
plow, can easily drive Mr. Lewis—and us,
too—frirm every Eastern market. If dis
tance is measured by, the amount of the
freight bill, then ;She Illinois farmer is
nearer to:the New - York and Philadelphia
markets then we are. - Emphatically, we
say that Mr. Lewis was correct: railroad
discriMingtiou i: as placed his farm—which
he suppoited to be in the Mohawk Valley,
and ours, which w e thought was on the
banks of the Susquehanna—so far as
freight is concerned, on the western bank
of the Mississippi.
The editor tries .to jusiify the conduct
of the rprdroads by the action of the gov
ernment in establishing the rate,' of post-;
age. He says that -a letter ie co:lVeYed
from Elmira to Alaska, a distance of sev
eral thousand miles, for three cents ; a.,7 l d_
from Elmira to Horseheads, ,a - distance Os
two miles, for three cents. - If the goyim
ment charged a'larger sum for a shorter
distance, then his argument' Would be
nearer the point; and altheugtf it would
not excu,sathe railroads, (as °tie wrong
does not justify another); it would show
,chat the railoiads were rio worse than the
government. ' Due theintelligent editor
and ex-Postmaster of Flrruira ought to
know that; the goveminent does not pre
tend to perform theimail service for the
people on business prineijiles. The mails
are carried to the distant points of the
Union, and into the Oarsely-settled re;';
gions of the West sand of the South, at a.
loss of - several millions of dollars per A
min). ilt is dem because public opiniOn
demands it * for public, convenience, and
fur the - benefit pf those poor emigrants
and enterprising pioneers' who who have gone
beyond the borders of civilization to find
a home, and could not; have any mail
facilities without it, Its object is to
cement and strengthen 'the Union by
making all classes feet that they receive
advantages from the National Govern
ment. •=..' : ' , .
He says:' "The Legislature has no
more.right to interfere in the management ,
of a railroad-osthan it has in the manage
ment of coal mine or a-cotton factory."
That depends altogether on the fact
whether the coal mine and 'the-cotton fac
tory are operated by conniallies who have
outaino acts of incorporation from the
,Legislature ; in such case, the Legislature
has a perfect, right to ipterfere- in the
management of them all : Railroads, as
common carriers, are su , feet to interfer-•
erica from the Legislate e, whether they
have obtained any speci privileges from
the State or net.
• Again he says: "T o Legislature has
no right to interfere in the business man
agement of anything withal *the State. does
not - own." A , man of his intelligence
ought to know that the Legislatures of
several Western States lid interfere in the
business management of railroads hy es
'tablishiag more equital . rates for freight,
and,,that the Supreme curt of the /hilted
States decided those laws were constitii
tioual. If he knows this,- he must be one
of those persons soe4tituted by natnre
that they cannot helibelieving their own
opinions are-of greater authority than the
decision of the Supreme Court.
No lawyer who values his reputation at
the worth of a 4 strait will say that the
Legislature cannot interfere in the man.
agement Of a railroad, if their manage
tnent is wrong. If he means that the
Legislature ;138 no moral right to' inter
fere, that will depend - altogether on the
practice of the railroads : whether their
charges are just and eqeal to all in pro
portion to the amount fof service per
formed. "Thus Faith the Lord, keep ye
judgment and do justice." If they always
do right anif are impartial in theircharges,
the Legiilature has no moral right Wan
terfcre; ,hint if, on ttte contrary, they favor
-the grcal shipper, the great manufacturer,
coal operator or merchant at the expense
of the Small shipper, manufacturer, coal.
operator or merchant ;—in other words,
if they favor the rich and reckless at the
expense of the poor and - the cautious bus
iness man ; if they invite the great and
the influential to ride in - their cars„ free
and drive out,the poor who cannot pay,.
then it is the moral duty of the Legisla
ture to interfere and establish justice.
The Advertiser, on account of its ability
[ to furnish nines, has obtained a large cir
culation in Northern Pennsyliania, and it
is- a great -pity that- its teachings are so
unreliable and its influence frequently
exerted on the wrong side. Within a few
years past it has advocated 'running the
street-ears on Sunday, attacked.the free
academies of , New York, stirred up the
Free Masons with a sharp stick; and cen
sured Dr. Quell for preaching against sin.
The editor probably means well, 'but in
an argument depends too much on his
imagination for his facts and on his own
assertions for evidence. He says he is a
member of a Christian Church, and no
doubt be is a good Christion, but be
would be a better editor if he would
always keep cool and not pitch headlong
into questions which he don't understand,
and then flounder and slosh about like a
. hen in a swill barrel. CASTELAB.
PHILADELO*IIA L E TTER.
PIIILADaiTITA,Mber e t 1879,
The discordant and belligerent DriFloc;
racy held their primary elections on Mon
day night of last week; and gave the com
munity an opportunity of judging what
would be the condition of things bele,
should that party ever be lark, to get con
trot of the city govenuoent. The battle
was for supremacy between the Vanz and
MeGowan factions--which is really a Til
den and anti-Tilden scrimmage. 'Barn
Randall is the, factfriend of the sage of
Gramercy Park, though it is shrewdly
surmised that- hisLadeocacy of Tildeir's
fortunes is done to be the residuary lega
tee, if not the chief heir, When the cipher
candidate is ebelietl, Sam hes the Presh
dential bee blueing in his bonnet badly,
being satieffid in hie own mind that be la
the moat available aialidate for the Dent
*vatic 'party. Unfortunately foe tlia stio-
wad wacompliahmont o(. his ileidgisqc
there are is great mean Den:mists who
do not foal upon his tribition favorably,
arid in feat, are bitterly opposed to both
Tilden, and his lieutenant; Randall. Sen
ator Wallace is not supposed to be kindly
disposed, and in this city there is %bitter
and string opposition.
The conventions on Tuesday were for
the iurpoee of nominating Magisterial,
Slate Convention and Comity Committee
delegates, and at amend Mandy scenes
were enacted. The. bloodiest, row was in
the Fifth ward, where a gang of roughs,
heeded by the notorious BM McMullin,
broke into the room, and the chairman
and the delegates took safety in flight.
But here literally "Greek mete Greek,",
and the two contending failiona engaged
n a free fight. Pistols, knives, and black
acts were brought into use with Wonder-
ons erect. One man was; shot dead, and
several dangerously wounded. The police
- finally cleared the house, after a hard
The work of preparing for the reoep•
tiod and entertainment of General Grant
is going on very thoroughly. All .tho in
dicitions point to a monster demonstra
tion. It will probably exceed in inimberrs
and display anything ever before known
in this country. It Will be participated
in by the Grand Army, by the State mili
tary, and a large representation of the
manufacturing interests of ,the city.. All
the trades and occupations will be in die
line, some of the establishments contrib
uting alt their employes. It in estimated
that sixtrthousand men will be in the
precession, including :eight thousand
troops, five thousand of_the G. 4. R., and
live thousand school Children, l and one.
thousand mounted citizens of Chester
County, marshalled by Colonel Hooten,
Chairman of the Republican State Cam
inittee. Philadelphia willpe decorated as
in Centennial times, .and will give the
General a. welcome of which be may be
The city if Philadelphia has owned
nearly_sixty thouisand shares of Penney'.
yania Railroad stock, and fearing that
mightlso sold and go into the hands:4
parties not friendly to the interests of the
city or the railroad, the company offered
to take the stock at par. The offer was'
accepted, the money paid, and, the cash
invested in city fours. Drexel & Co. then
offered to take the balance of the funding
loan often millions•- . -the balance being - .
Dr.' Magoon, of the Broad and 'Brown
Baptist Church; is probably very 'cortho
dox in his faith, but deeidely heterodox
in his actions. I Recently he . allowed Rev,
Chauncey Giles, the Swedenborgian min
ister to deliver lectures from his pulpit
ou the tenets of his faith. Now ats meet
ing of the. -Philadelphia Conference . of
Baptist Ministers, resolutions were adopt
ed disapproving of the action of Dr. Ma
goon. lie is, sustained, however, by the
trustees of his Church. •
An exciting scene occurred at the Pen
itentiary on thinday last, while religions
se .' vices were going on. The doors of the
eo n s of the.upper corridor ire usually left
o p en a t
such times that the prisoners may
hear the services. There was aw:lextra
force cf.choilstens and some of the best
ex h or t ers to the city to preach, when, as
the services were , about to comm ence,
Colonel Rolland, eoallned on a charge of
of attempting to •iob the Chambera,burg
National Bank a few years ago, juipped
out into the corridor flourishing a knife.
The keeper at once covered him wati his
revolver, and as the convict for a momeni;
hesitated, reached out i bis band and
caught' i Rolland's arm, and placed the pis
tol at his head. • He qualFed, • laughed do
risiVely and dropped' the knife: to the
floor. In an instant he wriggled: 49it of
the 'embrace of• the officer, and ' -with a
snakelike moiement turned a somersault
.and leaped over tike railing of the corri. l
dor. He landed d-on the first floor below,
having junipedoVer twenty feet. He was
up in a flash, Andra/dea dash toward the
crowd. . The ladies screamed and rushed
toward the.door. - Three or four keepers
grabbed Rolland and knocked him to the
The Very costly and elegant Presbyte
rians-Church, at the corner of Broad and
040 streets, was-.destroyed by:, fire
4'idnesdey morning. A new orgdn had
just been placed in the Church, and a fair
was being held to raise funds tti pay for
it. The fire was occasioned by a defect.
ire flue. ;There is some insurance, but
the loss Will fall heavily upon the oongrc.
A young woman, giving this name of
Mary Rolland,- applied it the - Woman's
Christian Association Rooms for lodging t
on Thursday evening, and was taken in.
In the morning she leaped tam the third
story slat through a sky4ght directly
over tile kitchen, falling on a boiler over
the range, and escaped without serious
injury, but causing great damage to the
crockery. On being questioned she said
she had heard a bell ring r And . thought
that judgment day had come. Looking
from the windows, she conceived the idea
that thesky-light was heaven, aki believ
ing that she was pursued, leapbd from
M. S. Quay, late Cindrinan'of the
Repablican ,State Committee, has been
sued by Markley & Sons, • for printing
.don© for the Committee. Mr.4Quay de
nies a personal liability for the' debt, as
the work was done for the committee.
Tire officers of the Grand Lodge of Ma.
Bone; of this State, just elected, are :
Grand Master, Michael Nisbet ; Deputy
Grand Master, 'Samuel B. Dick ; Senior
Grand Warden, Conrad B. Day ; Junior
Grand Warden,' E. Coppee Mitchell;
Grand Treasurer, Thomas R. Pattonf
Graild SeCretary; . John Thompson ; Trus-;
tees of Girard Bequest, 'Samuel C. Per.
Gegirge Thompson, Charles M. Pre
vot, 'Henry C. tlOwell, Jacob Roberts, M.
D.; Tristees of Grand Lodge Charity
Fund, -Jacob Landenslam, George'Gds.;
corn, Daniel Brittain , John Banold and
Edward Strickland. '
The iron building at Broad . and Locust
streets, known as the Colosseum, has
been sold to a Boston capitalist, and will
be removed' next week. The structure
was brought from New York during the
Centennial year, and it was used to ex
blbit the 'picture of "Paris by Night."
Subsequently it was converted into ama r
ket hinise, but this venture did not prove
lucrative, and hence the isle.
One of the Park Guard found a man ly
ing in a pool of blood and almost dead in
the East Park reservoir Wednesday after
noon. "In his hand was a Remington re
volver, with which he had shot himself
back of the right ear and in the left
Wednesday night Carrie Streeper com
mitted suicide at her home on Ridge av
enue, in Roxborough. She was only
twenty-one years of age, aud accomplish
ed her end bylanging herself in her bed
The Philadelphia Mint is coining eagles
and half eagles at an average of $200,000
worth daily. The lArger proportion of
this amount is in eagles: It is anticipat
ed that the coinage , of this Mint during
the present month -will aggregate $lO,-
It has been proposed to erect a monu
ment to , the late Morton McMichael, in
Fairmount Park. The efforts of tbat gen
tietnan towards the erection of the park,
his public services, private - virtues and
unsullied reputation are as fitting a sub
ject fora tribute of that nature, to his
character as Philadelphians could possi
bly select. He was a citizen whose mem
ory we all should delight to honor.
.I.Application was recently made to the
War Department for ; the use of arms and
equipments for the military and citizens
of Philadelphia, on the occasion of Gener
al Grant's reception in that city. The
Secretary said he had no more power to
lend the' property of the Government than
Secretary Sherman had to lend the money
in the Treasury vaults. •
One hundred fish baskets, weirs end
other obstructiOns placed in the river to
catch fish unlawfully, have been removed
from the Susquehanna" by order of the
State Fish Commissioners. Now, if they
will only openthe dates so that the shad
canlhave a free run up'the river, possibly
you may have that fish is as great 'abund
ance as years ago. It is in the memory
,of your "oldest inhabitant" when shad
fisheries werenumerons, and the catch
z yvASHINGTON LETTER.
' WARIMIGION, D. C., Dec. 8, 1879.
After a session of four days the Demo
cratic Congrirc' bad to take a recess nail
next week, end the prohabilitieeare that
on or about the 26th, an adjournment will
be bad to the first or second week in Jan
uary. The appropriation committees
haveliotigot tokviork yet, and the man
agers do not.seace anxious to push busi
ness. One excuse for a long holiday
recess, perhaps, is that . members want to
go to Philadelphia to participate In the
reception - to General Grant. It - will be a
grand affair. But the fact is, the Demo
:crate alirlry willing poitpone all
legislation#Jong as possible, in the helm
of thereby avoiding fatal legislative errors.
Financial legislation will be given the
session, notwithstanding the
President'icxecommendation. A' canvass
of the Republican members has -been
made, and the result is that they are
almost unanimously against; any legisla-
Reis that will disturb the business boom
the party. We propose to go
into the next campaign without any
drairback to success. Speaking of this
subject, reminds me that the man who
appears likely to bo Chairman of the Re
publican National Committee—William
E. Chandler—has arrived in town, and it
is announced that he has come , to stay.
If he conducts the campaign next year, it
will be a red=bot one.
A good deal of interest is taken in the
meeting of. the Union League, called in
Philadelphia next week, and many lead
ing Republicans will go from here to take
part .or to confer with the managers of
that potent organization, which will have
an important place in the work next year.
-/The Louisiana election slioWs that the
kuklux are still alive and a verrimport
ant part of the Democratic organization.
It is probable that the ; Brigadiers would
have kept them quiet 's little longer, for
policy's sake, had it not been for fear that
the Republicans wouldcarry the State.
But the exigency called them 'into service
..again. They hanged , ' several colored
leaders in time to spread terror among
the voters, and thereby were enabled to
carry strong Republican dristricts with
out votes. This is another point for the
Republicans; to make a note of.
rife Buckner. bill, so called, which re
quires the national banks in certain States'
to keep one-half their legal reserve in
gold and silver, is intended to effect a dis
tribution of the surplus coin in the Treas
ury, and to rglease tbellegalgOer notes
now held by the banks!,
Secretary McCrary says that some
Democratic Senators, will oppose his eon
finnltion as United States Judge, because
he hoe stalwari Republican.
The Brigadiers in the Senate aro Touch
troubled abcu# the matter of pationak,e,
and. are trying to deiise means to increase
it. In :a few months_ they ll be more
I STATE. NEWS.
PREPAW 4 IO2•4B afe being made in
/Erie to rekindle the fires,of the blast
tturnaee at that place.
,t Tan ; Easton - Express reports that
hands are being employed , to work
the Delaware rolling mill. ' 1
Tag Pennsylvania Coa4ompany
has conceded an adV l andej, of five
cents a ton to its minete:
Ax advance of ten progni. in tha
wages of miners has taken place
throughout the Wyoming region.
Tag new mill at Etna. Allegheny
minty, 'recently built 'at a post of
$500,000, will be started up next
THE Erie Forge Works were de
siroyed by fire' on Monday J,night.
The loss is $30,000 and the inatirance
Tax Easton Free Press is willing,
so it intimates, to. compare subscrip
tion lists with any other paper iri
'Tun Bradford Star has been:im.
larged to an eight column paper, and
there are many more improvements
noticeable in it.
Mims of the Birmingham and
Castle Sharron Coal Company have
struck for an advance of half a cent
per bushel for digging coal.`
WILSON Garza, of Washington,
Washington county, was' crushedto
death by the fall of an embankment,
near that place on, Monday after
Faom Milford, Fike county, heavy
freshets-are reported in the Delaware
rivet and its tribatgies and large
quantities of thither are being floated
THE house of William Borden, at
Allenville, Huntingdon county, was
destroyed: by. fire on Monday, and
two of the children perished in the
ON Thursday night Jack Miekey
and Frank Coyle had a fight in
Pittsburg, when the former was so
badly stabbed that 'his life was des
FRANCIS Muslin; the temperance
apostle, is to remain in Pittsburg for
an indefinite period, during which
thus there. will be a grand temper
Tire Reading Eagle has the opin
ion of what it considers a competent
judge, that the tobacco crop of Lan
caster and Bergs ;coutitis this year
1 3 411 self for $4,000,000.
. Tau Titusville: Herald says that
since proceedings hate been institut
ed in Clarion county against the
Standard Oil Company, for alleged
discriminations, many of the )evils
upon which the charges are based
have been mixiiiled, if not wholly re
Tome is a temperance revival at
Easton, which has enlisted the live-
Hest interest. Ladies engaged in
the cause visited -the saloons in the
interest of, temperance Thursday
Tun - committee to arrange for the
reception of General Grant in Pitts
burg have selected Hon. Daniel
Agnew, : Ex-Chief Justice of the Su
preme Court, to deliver the ad
dress of welcome. .1
Ar emecting of the Lehigh Pres
bytery in Reading, on Tuesday,
was decided not to accept the resig
nation of Rev. Wallace Radcliffe as
' pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of that city.
A MA& in - Bradford called Dr.
Butterworth, and who played the
violin at dances where an .orchestra
could not be afforded'has been called
to New York to take charge'of a
large fortune left him by the recent
death of - his father.
A YOUNG man named Dove) , died
at Shenandoah, on Monday from the
effect of swallowing his false teeth the
week previous. The phisicians en
deavored to melt the plate by admin
istering alcohol, but - this failed, and
he died in terrible agony.
THE seventieth birthday of Oliver
Wendell Holies was commemorated
at 'Boston by a' breakfast given 'at
the Hotel Brunswick.
OLu lumbermen estimate that over
2,000,000 feet °number are now tied
up along tbe Delaware river, between
Milford and Narrowsburg, N. Y.
NEIEVILLE'S mills, in Roctiester,
owned by Alden Itounseville,'
Jr., Were burned Wednesday
incendiary. The loan is $9,000 ; no
i' .i .OvEn. 4,000 turkeys, and 1000 geese
and ducks were !hipped from Inger
slit, Ont., and a large number of
geese and turkeys Rom- Stewiacke,
N. S., for England. •, ,
MEDFORD WATERS, colored, eigh
teen years old was banged, 'near
Cecilton,. Cecil county, Md., for the
murder,, on November 12, 1878, of
Jenkins Whaley, colored: -
A. J. HAMILTON, City Tax Collec
tor of Los Angeles, Cal., has almond
ed with. 0,000. This 4 ist the fourth
defalcation on the part•Of, officers of
that city in the last five years.
GENE*, GRANT Da9 accepted the
invitation of the World's Fair Com
mittee to; preside at a public meeting
to further that movement, to be field
in New York • city , about Decehlber
THE partially decayed - body of
James Smith, a retired grocer„ was
discovered in the Orret of the Ex
change Bank missing
He had been Missing since Septem
ber. , '
TUE Domieion GoVernment agents
in Englandses 4 el4ly censured for
deceit praetieed_in sending emigrants
out to Oneida: Fifteen men of this
class are objects of charity of Mon
treal. , .
Toomai BoLANn, inspector of elec
tion, cony . *ed .of falsely issuing a
certificate I - A votes east at the New
York city election of. 1878, was sen
tenced to twos years in the State
"GOVERNOR TRWII , I has certified to
the President and Congress the vote
California on he Chinese ques
tion, .accompanying itwith the me
morial required by -the act calling
for the vote. ,
A MIRE at Bow Park stock farm,
near if Bradford, Ont., on Tasday
night destroyed all the out. buildings
except three. f , Twelve horses were,
burned, besides a large
hay, straw, grain, etc: .
BERRY RUSSELL, formerly Presi
dent of tlld, Bank of: taeayette, was
indicted K, New Orleans by the
Grand Jury. for embezzling bonds
and moneys of the bank in Jime,
1878; .Bail was fixed at $lO,OOO.
WILTz, Democrat, was . electd
Governor of Louisiana by 20,000
majority, and the new Constitution
was also carried, The debt ordi
nance, which was voted Ott separate
ly, is thought to have been defeated.
Tut Ogden News; the Mormon
Church organ, 'says it does not think
that the expressions of the President
in his Message will have the slightest
effect toward the solution of therMor
mon question or the suppression of
A SPECIAL from St. Martinsville,
La, i says - : Emile••Deliege Republi
ban ,eandidate .. for / Sheriff, has
killed two brothers named De La
Iloussa34, whose father is also a ca=n
didate for Sheriff, Dellege is •arso
-said "to be mortally wounded.
AT Springfield, Mass, on Tuesday
:Mayor • Powers, Republican , was
4leeted by 1,304 majority. 'Abe
jority year , was thirty-five. In
'lllolyoke l- the: Dethoerats elected
Wiliam' Ruddy Mayor by 54 major
ity, and ? carried the majority of the
1, • • '
John (N. B.) Globe says
that the steamer Circassian has
claimed $50.000 salvage for towing
the disabled steamship. City . of Rich
mond into Halifaa.... The Inman peo
ple &Cline to pay more• than
$20,000, and - the case has gone into
the Admiralty Courts:
Tut mail from White - River at
Rax;rlins, Wy., Thursday brought the.
news that on the night of November
30 the Ute Indians - attacked and
drove in the herders in - charge of a
herd of beef from which the emi r;
!nand was supplied with meat at
White River campAand drove o 1 the
entire herd. .
AT four o'clock Thursday afte.rnoon
the SpotTonf-Kellogg ,coMmittee de
cided to receive no more testimony
at New Orleans, and adjourned to
meet in Washington to, prepare their
report. The committee have exam
ined one hundred and seventeen wit
nesses, several of whom were recall
ANDREW McCAITEtt7r, sixteen
years old, living in Willismsbnrg,
employed in the Prentice Hat Man
ufactory, on Nostrand street, Brook
lyn, was working near the machinery,
when hiticlothing came in contact with
belting and he was drawn over the
shafting and instantly killed. L- 7
Lizzte -Farts, laundry girl in the
employ of the Russel House, in De•
troit, while decending into the freight
compartment of the hotel elevator
was caught between the elevator and
a projecting beam, and her neck and
lower jaw so horribly crushed as to
cause instant death'. -
Tun Will of the late Peter Goelet,
one of the eccentric Goelet brothers,
was 'filed .in the New York Surro
gate's Office. The estate is various
ly estimated from 46,000,000 to, $12,-
000,000, and the.. division of the
money •is entirely among the re
latives. Ethridge, T. Gerry, bis
nephew, gets $500,000. .
Tun schooner L. C. Butts, with a,
cargo of. 40,000 bushels of corn, front
Chicago for Buffalo, went ashore at-
Ninetmile Point, near Alpena, Mich.,
during a severe snow storm on Thum
day night. She is now lying full of
water on a sandy bottom in twelve
feet' of water. The crew are all. safe.
SCOTT STEPHENSON, a notorious
character of ~Columbus, Tenn., at
tacked.• Deputy A. A. Nicholson in
the streets of that •place the other
night, knockinL him down with .a
brick. Nicholson drew a revolver
and shot Stephens. through the
abdomen from which he died on
Thursday. Nicholson has i 3 urrender
Tug examination touching the
alleged poisoning of Charles E. Blair,
of Chatham Four Corners, N. Y., by'
Joseph and Mary Volkener, vas con
cluded in New York Friday. Justice
Duffy hefd Volkener and his wife
for the action of the , Grand jury,
fixing the bail for each at $5,000.
Blair and Mary Connelly were com
mitted as witnesses to the House of
Detention, bail being fixed for. Blair
at $l,OOO and for Mary Connelly at
FRIDAY afternoon a floor in the
. and flour mills- of Ellis
Earkard in -Brooklyn,, ifus., gave
wiy under a heavy nines of wheat
resting upon it, and precipitated
three men into the cellar, - who were
smothered by 3,000 bushels of wheat'
falling upon them. - The dead 'bodies
were subsequently gotten out.: The
unfortunates were C. Nourse, miller,
:thirty-two years of age, rvhp leaves a
wife and one child, Dennis' - Reardon,
thirtygears of age, a wife and two
childr a, anitDennis Lynch-, thirty
five years old, ai-wifeand two chil
ONE EXPERIENCE F 110.11; 314-Scr.—"t
bad beensick and miserable so .. - lohg and
had caused my busbafid, so mulct twuble
and expense, no one. seemed to: know
what ailed me, that I watr:coMpletely dis
heartened and discOurageiV,ln this frame
of mind I got a bottle of s '.cilop' Bitters
and used them unknown tor-my family: I
soon began to iinprove an4ained so fast
that my husband and family thought it
strange and unnatural;, but wfien told
them what bad belps l. me, theft, said,,
" Hurrah for Hop Bitters ! long inay_they
prosper, for they have made mother well
,and us happy. '—Tho Mother. —Home
Jour,nal. • " •
Reporter. Clubbing List , Ibr, 1880.
We hare made arrangements with the ymbilsbers
of the following periodicals.by which we can offer
any otie of them In connection with the liar OnTElf
at greatly reduced rates. lte will 'send the .llft-
PORTER with any of the. papers named below, for
one yeir, at the figures indicated:
Reporter and Weekly Tribune ' ' ' 12-10 -
" Seitni-Weeitiq. -• ' '3 10
l i " 11 4 'v•eitlyTime
~, - '2 00
" "- Seml-Weekly' ' 3 AO .
116 " Weekly Evening Post • ' 2.33
' " I I" Seini-Weekty ' ' ' 1 3 . 60
..,. " palladelphla Ptess ' 210
" " " Tirana 2.30
.. j Amaleazi Agrioulturi St
~i ( •• " C'EnutrY Getitleman•
" Rural Nair Yorker
A. " .
1 tiarßg es Weeizi •
. 4 4 ;a:
. i Bazar
• - c. , , :" - Magazine
" "' Scanner
" i!A " St. N•lehola.
" Littel's Using Age
" The 'Nursery
" Applenna's.Journal 2 50
Pei : name Science 3t0pth1y..... 5 21.
as Petcrson's Magazine 2 9
a.G eqey's :2' 65,
" I.ippincotre ' as r . 4 2i'
" .otlanticlitonthly '4 23
" 91110 Farmer - 2.39
Lancaster Farmer 00,
`• Dernorest without premlanl 2 6q
" with prenkain..... 3.420
QOLDIERS S1101:71;D MAKE
their applications for Pensions before Jatigary
1, 1i..1680. in order to V.P.Wn arrearages: E. Nit Lts.
At.hens, 4 tra., Attorney in such matters, will
file your claims - tor you. Dec:
JOHN N. WOLTE,;Pi.ovit
ISSOLUTION OF PARTNER
The , Bartnership .heretofore exlstrug between
I.abella Rockwell aril A. L. RockweNutlk• the
arm name of A. L. Rod well. /I. Co.. is MB: day
Monroe. Pa.,.Nr , c, 24. 1679.4 u •
THE ANNUAL 3.IEETIO OF
the stockholders of the First National Bank
of Towanda, for the election of Directors. will be
held at the calce of the Dank, in Towanda; on
TUESDAY,JANUARY between .the
hours of one andshree o'clock, P. M.
N. N. BETTS, Cashier.
Towanda, Dec..' ; ',A. , •
TllE 'ANNUAL' MEETING
'the stockholders of the Towanda Bridge ;
Company. for the electtot of a President, Tn , a4....
tiro' and AZ 3fanigers to serve the.ensuln year,
wlll be licJd at the Plrst National Rank—Towanda,
Penna., on AVEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, IMO,
between the hours Of one and three o'cliirk. P, 31:
N. N. 11F:TTS, Secretary.
Towanda, Dec. 4. Wit. '
.1 Nonce:l3 hereby given, that applteith.h whi 14
made tote Court of Common pleas of Bradford
Conitty, or",the President .Indge thereof., fur the
incorporation of, the Firy,tlstCh arch Society
of - Pettlgilry, In Ridgbury lowns.htp.
oCssid asextlthin.art• the mato tenahee of the pub.
tic "mishit, of God In accordance with the rotes
an(l,4llsciptine of the Baptist. Church. • .•
DAVID I. ARlsi
JMINU. Mcl EE,
- • 14OREITT CL ARKS.
WM: O. GO,%ZALES,
.12tdcb4ry, Soc. 27, 1879=1;1: I
HAIX FORsi r SALWAN . D FARM
LLOne mile east of Burlington Borough.
Bradford couitty, Peun'a (one'of the best In the
nn Sugar Creek ; containing, SO acres, mere
or jess;l• young orchard, eserlasting .tiprings, good
house atul other outbuildings. lingo ire. for partic-
Wars o 4 premises (Knapp fartn), or of 11. 11,
Knispp.:Waverly. S. Send "in your bids early.
DESIRABLE REAL -ESTATE
FOR SALE.—The undersigned offer for sale
their property at Otcutt Creek, Bradford county,
:formerly known Its the Gittlkman place. Price
dow and terms to suit purchaser, if the tight party
:Apply to or address
L.' ROSENBArif at SONS.
501 East Water-st..; Elmira, N. Y.
-Nov. 13, 11379.5 tr.. •
of an order of the I)lstriet Coon of the
,United Stares for' the Western District of Penn
aylvania. the undersigned will sell at public verolne,
at. the Eh t fflii Towanda. DECEIIIII7.I2 Writ,
151 4 4. at . 2 o'clock. P. M.. a certain lot of deeds.
notes, contracts' and accounts of 4. S: Blackman;
bankrupt. Tertlits, cash.
t W. A. rAUX, Assignee.
Towanda, Dre's 4. 1f179-iva.
T.N BANkRITP,TCY.-4n.the Dis
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Western Distl - ict ot Pente‘rlyanta.
The lien creditors wid tate'notleetbat the under
signed. a Register in usnkruptey . in said District,
wilt sit as an Auditor •on SATO ItDA;11. the 13rn
day or DEPEND:iIia, A..D.'isZO. an to o'clock, A.
1., at 116001 e,, in the Borongh'ofTowands,.todis
tribnte the fun.d arising front the Assignee's sate
of bankrupt's real estate, when and where all per.
EOM having claims against said fend' most present
them, or be forever debirred from coming In on
said fund. • It. A. mEiteurt,
Rel3:ter In Bankrupt Cy.
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