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Towsuida, 12 4:Dverniser 25th, 1879.
013:HISTMAS Day, just:after dinner]
0 -„ eighteen hundred • seVenty-nine,. •
Dear old Santa! Papa says 'that maybe if I
droP - a line . I
To you down in Santa Inns Land you will
get it safe and 'sound,.
And perhaps you'd bring a n answer when
you fetch the presents round, c
We are perfectly discouraged—little Paul
Prink and me,
We'er just as pour! What we shall do for
New Yew's I don't see.
Where we Use to have whole dollars we have
hard work coaxing dimes,
It's Hard Times, Papa tells us. Now, Santa,
what's Hard Times? -
One day when we were asking what he hop
ed old S.snta'd bring,
He kissed us three times round.and then he
sighed like anything
(Little Prink was on his shoulder where she
!`Christmas won't bring much to Papa; I'm
afraid, except . Hard Timm"
Now we want a lot_ of money, because—why,
just becaus e
The shops are beautiful—you've no idea, San
to Claus !
We've specked and specked about it, just as
sweet as peppermint,
But it aint a bit of use; they don't know how
. to take a hint.
Sd, Santa, when we're sleeping, and you'rp
ereeping,all about, ,d„
Remember: put Pa's presents in, but leave
the Bard Times out.
Ple:ise to excuse this letter (our first with
• pen and ink),
And keep a lot and lots of love for me and
Paul and Prink.
ti ED HART was a bright, happy
t,Z3!P boy twelye years old. His
father - died when he was a little fel
low ; and his mother worked very
hard to earn money to support him
and a younger siker.
Ned loved his mother dearly, and
as' he grew older he said to himself
one day : lam going to work. I
am old enough to earn my board,
if I can't get anything more.
He started out to look for work,
and stopped first at one_ house and
then another, but no one wanted a
Ned felt tired at last, and sitting;
down to rest, he took a school book'
from his pocket, and began to study
" I must keep along with my class,
work or no work," said he
Ned \had not sat there long when
a boy, about his own age, rode past
on a glossy, black horse.
" Oh s " thought Ned, "if I could
only.haye a. Morse like that!" then
he laughed, saying ,
" What could I do with a horse
when I can't feed myself?"
Just then., a poor old man came
hobbling along and called, asking
the boy on the hbrse to carry his
pack ; but the boy only looked at
the old man, and without saying a
word made the horse gallop, and
they were scpn out of sight.
Ned jumped up and held out his
" Give me your pack, uncle," lam
going your way and•can carry it just
as well as not. If that is the way
rich boys act, I am glad that I was
born poor !"
" Who are you, my boy .7" said
the old man.
Ned told his story as they walked
side by side; and when they parted
the old man said :
You are a good boy, and .you
will see I never'forget a kindness:"
Next morning when Ned looked
out of the window he saw the same
black` bOrse - saddled and bridled,
hitched Id their fence. He ran out
and found a' piece of paper. fastened
to the' bridle onn - which were these
vords: - . -
For Ned Hart.a-kind boy."
Ned rushed backto tell his moth
er; and through the day the story
went all over town, how the rich
old bachelor, Mr. Allis, had been
out in disguise to find• a boy worthy
to adopt as his son and heir ; and
how his own nephew had refused to
help the old • man, and had been
sent home and Ned had been taken
in his place!
Ned became a rich man, and.riev
er forgot what the poor suffer, and
was always kind to them.
Blackie, the horse, still lives, and
has the best of care now in his old
LADY who has" been spending the
enamor at Lake Chautauqua, says 'that
on one of the steamers that passed Fair
Point at the time when the great Sabbath
School Convention was in progress were
three women rather gaudily dressed, and
' wearing dianiends enough to indicate that
they had plenty of money. Their con
_ versation was carried on in a loud voice,
and attracted considerable attention. In
fronts of Fair Point stands a statue. of
Faith. "See that piece of st..atoowary !"
said number one. "I wonder who it is?
It must be Jupiter." "No 1 ." said num
ber two; "it :looks more like Venus."
".Well,' said number three, "anyway,
it's one of those people in the Bible !"
Written for the
A CHRISTMAS TREE
WHICH GREW IN THE ICE.
A true Story.-
BY JOHN 8. ItEBBB.
i i rl!4ll=T h e e lti
14 1 1 •Of many a girl and boy, - -
• All shouting, "MERRY Cnntwritas I"
, While quick their hearts are heating.'
But While their cheeks are glowing, •
~ And this glad Christmas Day
- Makes feel blithe and gay,
i Because With countlesi blessings -
Our lives are .overflowing, ' •
„Let me in fancy take you _ .
Far from your homes so deer,
Up through, the North-Land drear,
Out on the icy ocean, - -
Where hope might well forsake OM.
The realm of desolation,
Circling the frozen pole; - : -
• Whose dread appals thowtLl; •
• Its vastness terrifying • . •
The dazed. imagination.
Yet, to those Arctic regions,
Brave men will sail their ships,
Spite of the long eclipse,
The months oecold and darkness,
Dangers that come in legions. •
There are deep secrets hidden .
• Which they would fain unveil;
- Therefore it is they sail
Into that realm. mYsterions,
Venture there, all unbidden!
Dzmnista l bleak and dreary!
Only six years hp,
Amid the ice and snow
Which bind the raging ocean, .
Surging, and never weary,
Ahem lay a gallant vessel
Fast the fields of ice,
lleld in a mighty vise,
No power to make resistance, •
To struggle or to wrestle!
Through months, so slowly dragging,
Monotonous and long, .'
Upheld by cheer and song, .
The crew had borne their hardships, •
Their courage hardly flagging.
But now, the hopeless waiting,
The long-delayed return,
The danger near and stern,
The terrible home-longing,
Not for an hour abating! -; .
The cold, intrwr grouting,
The dar yet more deep,
• The cold chill that would creep, -
O'er all.the frame, congealing
The springs which keep life going! .
Strong men grew weak and sta ggered,
And soon, 'twas plain, grim DEATH
# Would freeze the sluggish breath
Of many grown lethargic,
All ghostly, pale and haggard.
The vessels wise physician
Anxious and mournful grew,
Seeing the fading crew,—
When, as by inspiration, .
Brooding o'er their condition,
A cure for their depression,
He saw,—not powder, pill,
Something more potent still,—
Strong to turn track Death's ghastly
And threatening procession.
His secret plan revealing
. But to a chosen few,
He told them what to do,
That they might make. all ready,—
Their work till then concealing.
These, while the rest were moping,
Nor heeded; in the ice
Wrought out the queer device,
Wrought without torch or candle,
`..ln wintry darkness groping.
And Christmas — Eve, at seven,
• The officers and men
Were called to meet,—and then,
Except to those who planned it I
A grand surprise was given !
Over the ship-side going,
The doctor led them all
• Into a crtstal hall .
f Within an my-palace,
With gem-like glory glowing!
A titore with cheerful blazing,
Consumed the crackling wood,
Gave presages of good, •
. :Ind made them light and hopeful
And lo! .a sight amazing•!
A ClintsrmAs TREE was standing,
The strangest one of All I -
A bare pole, straight and tall, •
And stakes from holes bored , in it,
On every side expanding.
And on the boughs, resplendent,
The Christmas candles shone ;
Nor were there lights alone,—
rom the impromptu branches
Q . eer Christmas gifts were pendent.
Tobacco, chocolate, sausage!
While tables round the tree,
Filled full as full Could be,
Greeted the wondering sailors
Who entered through the passage.
O how the thoughts cane rushing,
When they were happy boys!
Memories...well nigh forgotten
From pent-up hearts out gushing.
Then, 0 the hearty cheering!
The tears of pleasure then
Shed by those full-grown men, •
Weeping like little children, •
Their s.adm.. disappearing;
The Captain took his station,
Made tolhe brightened crew
A speech which plaudits drew;
And then were presents given,
Increasing.the elation. • .
The scene turned gloom to langhter,,
And hearts were light once more;
When Christmas Day was o'er,
All waited with fresh`courage,
Whatever might Eome 'after. •
Spring came at last, releasing •
. The ship from icy. bands;
-1 And then with willing hands
They raised the sails, and homeward
I Sped on, their joy increasing. -
Since then, with happy singing,
Those men; on Christmas Day,
Think of when, far away,
Its cheer their souls uplifted t
Light, in their darkness, bringing.
Then may this little story
- Make ns prize Christmas more, ,
And gratefully think der •
The many blessings given ,
By CitiusT, the Lord of Glory.
tar (hand. Holiday Stock at 'the 99c
ar UNDERWEAR of all kinds, bot-,
IGlrFaney Goods, To Games, Dolls,
ABC Illocksolic.499eakara -1
, Jewelry, Silvecwire ti Toilet Bed
Chlaapapsaaa amens, 804 at ailaStare.o
IPA compl4e Diciionary for 66 onto
and ponar books tot 76 cents, at them Gat
1ii...13ur goods are FEW and of the
BIST QUALITY. VOllOlll4
gar Try our New JAP. TEA. Best In
tows. Mount k irouturr.
.L.:: tirproirbdons cif ail k!udii, of the
quality; at. ' • Dietz* k
Lam' Choice TEAS and ) COFFEE a,
specialty at • Ditcaza • Volscistri.
I ir.. CABS PAID FOR PRODITCE at
Oct. 30. • Dsciss * Votourrs.
lir The Not 'store is headquarters for
llxtoses, best goods awl lowest *ma.
ror a good; t darable and neat•Stting
SHOE, call at P. J. BUM'S. opposite Heelers
Hotel. • Nov. 274 f.
-yr PRICES. W4Y DOWN on Gents'
line and Coarse Boots at BLUM'S, opposite Bee
. Cons= has the best wearing Shoes
foi hfett,'Boyi and Youths' wear, ewer offered 1p
Towanda, and at prices within the reach of all.
VIP L. B. Rowans challenges comps.
Mimi for quality of goodi and low prices on gash;
Doors, Blinds and MO!dial, it, and al building ma.
Ems' The Largest; Best and Cheapest
line of 'Sties for Ladies', Misses , and Childreits•
wear is felted at Consitit's new store; corner Main
and Plno-ate., Tracy . & Nobles Block, april'76
ser. ''or fine Millinery, first class Hair
Goods, ;ah Canvass, Gold and Silver tinted bare
Board, and Children's Sailor Rats, caU on kr*. M.
A. Fletcher, No. 4, Bridge Street. Bleaching and
sewing over arspecialty. .
Vir OYSTERS ! OYSTERS!--T. R.
JORDAN'S Market, Towanda, Pa.., is in daily is.
celpt of the choicest oysters to be obtained; which
are furnished at wholesale to smatter dealers, an&
for party and donation oecailons. The pstrooate
of the public is solicited andeatisfactkoi gnansts.
ted. _ .
car BAT, STRAW AND STALE CUTTERS.
—A fall line of FODDER CUTTERS. for band
and power, from WO to 130. The best'-kinds In
use and very cheap: Also, CORN I SHELLERS
and ROOT CUTTERS. , R. M. Wisit.sw,
DOn.ll. \ Towanda, Perm's.
le' Nov iir was PAwry.,- 7 -Tbere will
• be a New Years - Party at the Bartlett Roan, Wy.
racking. re., on WEDNESDAY EVENING,
DECEMBER MT, ISM MaMc 'by MCDoIf*LD
.VHrizes 611 toad: BM, $1.50. •
Dec. 11.' -BARTLETT Babe., Prop're.
I#Messrs. A. J. IN - 7..0Es & Co.,,Bing
bamton, N. T.Gentlemen—l found so irtnitt re.
lief from using the sample bottle of Eir a Cream
Balm, for Catarrh, that I purchased three bottles
of lazgeslze, Wh:ch has almost cured mei' I had
Suffered from Catarrh. for ten years ; at Bines the
pain would be so bad that I Waeob ll gedit4 stay In
the house and Bead for a doctor, I had entirely
Suet; all sense of emelt The Cream Maim has
worked a miracle for me. I stall persevete in its
use, for I am convinced It wilt effect a care.
C. 8. HALEY, Binghamton, N. Y.
- Dar By universal accord AYER'S CA
TRAITIC rit.l.s . are the best of all purgatives for
family use. They are the product of long, Labatt.
ous and successful chemical invelitigation, and
their use, by Physicians in their
. practice, and by
all civilised • watlons, proves them the best ;and
meat effectual purgative Pill that medical skill can
devise. Being purely 'vegetable. no harm can arise
from their we.' In intrinsic value and curative
powers no other pills can be compared with them,
and' every person, knowing their virtues, will em
ploy them, when needed. They keep the system In
perfect order, and maintain in healthy sena the
whole mathinery of life. Mild, searching and ef
fectual, they are specially adapted to the needs of
the digestive apparatus, eerangements of -which
they prevent and cure, It timely taken. They are
the beat and safest phoeic to °lupin for children
and weakened constitutions, where a mild, tout
effeetual, cathartic is required. SOLD BY ALL
VITIMPORTAN7 TO SCHOOL Dl
litetaitS AND Tig-PAYERS.the foliowing
decision of the. Superintendent of Public Inatrue•
Don Is of great importance to tax-payers u well u
directpreoe vioistion of the law.upon the aebjeet
win deprive Clistrlots of the btate appropriation,
and subject directors tO suers imagines. •
DBPAIIPIIIBIIT Of PUBLIC IBIITRUCTION,
. • HARatstuao, &a., Dee. 1..10L
Theta is bat one time In the year when directors'
can adopt a new series of text beaks for the schools
ender their charge, or change old ones.'snd that is
between, the time' of • electing timelier* and the
opening of the schools... Section 43, Act of May I,
1854.- says t "That immediately niter the anneal
election of teachers in each school district of .the
State, end before the opening ot the,schoolii for the
ensuing term, there shall be emeeting of the dire°.
tors or controller and teachers of each district;
st which Meeting the director or controllers shall
decide oval's series of school. books, In, the differ
ent branches, to . be taught daring the ensuing
school year; which books, and no other, shall be
used In the schools ofthe district during raid
Bach b the law;, with tide exceptions that books'
cannot now be changed more frequently than once
in thcee years. J. P..wwicErtsfum,
18.w2. .- Superintendent Public 'lnstruction.
TEE CENTRAL HOTEL,
enl4l 7 e l t Tgit.
of ll* above hotel, reispeeunny odic* tire
o g f i ni:dil friends and the Tele .
EAGLE HOTEL, - ,
(6017 TEL uus rITSLIO 6QII ) •
This well-known house his been thomestily rah
aerated and repaired throughout; and the proprie
tor La now prepared to otter drat-elan aeeetamodb
liens to the pubile, 'on the twat reasonable tore n;
E. A. JENNINGS.
Tower:lda, Pa, May -
HENRY HOUSE, • - •
: ( or rut ZIIROPILLIC PLAN.) •
CORNER MAIN 1 WARRINGTON STREETS
ideals at all hours. Terms to salt the times. Large
• WU. HENRY, Paoratstos.
Towanda, July 3, - . •
4118,0 . 1f4T TAYLOR,
opposite Twit, TOWANDA, PA.
GOODS JUST ABRIVED.
Woo/ biagonals t
t • = and Raids,
In great •arleq, made to order, at the
VERY LOWEST PRICE.
LACIEL lIATALABSZ CLOAEINOS,
9INTS 111M2TIWIXG GOODS.
si ieduae -peteis"
Colored , Hose,
Prom 116 to 52 In Else.
orrAn lovottlou of our stuck will marine . e the
• J. DOUTRICH,
Main Street, Towanda. Pa.
Dated Oct: 24,. ISM • : 11911.
Ls D. RUNDELL, . '
Would nispsettallyarmouneetbat he Is eontlaulat
the Market business at the old stand of Nallock a
Standen, and will at all times keep a full supply of
migalgelfrr"7 / 7 11 r , ...
Constantly oh band. Country dealers supplied at
FRESH, & SALT MEATS,
FAULTS, .&o. - ‘-• • :
Er; All Goode delivered Tree of Cbarie.
• E. D. !LUNDELL.
Toinuida, Pa. •Novt. 2!.1879.
• ROSECRA,NSE & BREWER,
. - • •
announce to the people of Towanda and vicinity
thatthey are now prepared to furnish
FRESH AND SALT MEATS,
POULTRY, PIER, OYSTERS, • .
and Yegetables to their season, at the most realms
able rates. Everything purettiked otu
delivered promptly tree of charge. .
Sir Our location, ONE DOOR NORTII OP
SCOTT'S BAKERY, Is convenient for
We buy the hist stock:end este groat pane to
keep everything in the best order. °lrene
- ROSECULaNBR a BREWER..
. Towels* Dec. 5,1676.
AIEAT MARKET! -
'MYER lk DzVOE
, • . .
, ..• . -
• ' keepaltaad,
FRESH SALT 'MEATS,
. •, -
:DRIED BEEF, FISH, POULTRY,
GABDEE VEGETABLES AND =RAMS
• sir All goods delivered free of ebarge.
MYER t DAVOZ.
Towanda, Pa., May U 1879.
LIST OF LEGAL BLANKS
Printed and kept on sale at the Ilaironswit OrPica
at wholesale or retail.
Treasurer's Bond. ' •
Collector% Bond. -
Artlcleser Agreetrient.2 Wm.
- Doted on Attachment. . r .
- Coestable's Bates. ' •
Petition for Lleenee.
Bond tee Lanus.
Note lodgement Beal.
Note Jogement per cent. added.
Town order Bea.
School order Book. -
6300 A . lloBiTit gcuinumteed. a day at
bops biado by fluslndwafaas:
ttat not required ;.we IMO start you. Yen. woupm.
boys and girt, make money taster at work for us
than at anything else. The work Is light and
pleasant, and such as anyone can go rlghtat. Those
',bears wise who see this notice will send us tbetr
addresses lames and see for themselves. Costly
Outfit and terms tree. - Now Is the time. Those
already at work ars laying up lareamnsot money.
Address TRUZ A CO., Augusta,
r tigi MUM
TWO STORES IN ONEI
• Having doubled yes toetliffee t i. year* mar.
Etwo noteti we are petered to offer yoe •
Met Ulm ever bollom and at Mooed
At the seam time we keep nil the standard of our
•' • • •i. • ; •
We suareatee satiatartlim. We are prepared to do
saythlo in that line on abort aottee;,aad are de.
Towanda. May 10, irn.
CORNER OF MAIN Ar.PIN Eas.
(The old stand of Fox, Stevens & Mercer.)
They Invite attention to their eomplete enactment
and very large stock at Choice New Goods,
which they have always on hand.
ESPECIAL 4TT7NTION GIVEN TO - THE
• I'EODUCE TRADE,. .
Y. J. LONG. - GZO. wrzyzNi.
Towanda. APt 1 NM.
FROAT , B-,BQNS'
We are now prepared for the SPRING MAIM
with a full line or
NEW AND DESIEAI3LE GOODS
OP 111 . 11, •
LATEST STYLES AND LOWEST
-PRIDES . •
which we Invite the public' ea 'led examine.
PARLOR SUITS IN RAW SILK,
4 ' TERRIS,PLUSH AND
very large, asel star prices as law as the lowest.
~SPITS. .. IN ASH,
WALNUT AND SOFT WOOD, ;
*bleb we are saps; at alieTt low Was. A fall .
SPRING BEDS, MATTRASSES
Toil& depute:Unit we idiraye have thelemtgooda
In the market, and are continually adding
with Xll the
".. "I. J.O. FROST'S SONS',
Wf an rtlto=
Of all kinds as
Call iuid see forvyou'iself
N. P. micKs.
General Dealers in
TO THEIR NEW STORE,
And Cash paid for desirable kinds.
WHOLEsil.r. AND aZTAIL
We nsn•s Maine et
ODD. *OGLE VAUD
- 1; - 0TML IN OPERATJON.
11Ro sidsraldial bartairensaan ItA tt-
RLI YARD 41i ale Ws ROMS NoC tea ABZ,
Masao lateen tea patina test trathe atipt!pal
aspartame Elsa be Y priparal to do an woes at
watt* Um Maar .„ •
HEAD' STollEfil l
- - SHELVES ,
11 to thiCvoiTioit .ann sad at Minot Mu.
Petiotis n asitiiing to the Idattlo Ilse axe
• ytted to dal aadmsfaa trotit t iod Imo wale ,
• JAMES ~IicCIABZ.
Towanda. Pc, Noir: 14.11170.'
C. S. RUSSELL, hold,
FIRE, LIFE, AND • ACCIDENT
Issued imitate tricot ressaiablio
Now buf reliabk) e?isspasia •m#rlre.nUd.
Lanes aillisted and paid here: ,
• • 5500,000.00
*terra nearly- ',I. 114,000,000.iX1
Tide dumb!ion continues to dame turn Lou
and Damage by Fire, Itutidinire„ Household Fur-
Miura, and - Merchandise sencrally. -
WM.; S: VINEKI-Agent.
*Mgt street, 'lrwaada; Pa
HAEDWARE , : , .
~• . _ .
- - AT ORHATtY
R E D 110 E D P Itl O,E St
-- ' - tr.V. JUNE; A.0 . 0r, i
Ts now OPinlinra large tnd general assortment o
Hardware. Callum,* eibwes,. Nails. Iron. 'Muss
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Tinware, House Furnish
-04 Oeuds; tite.,; parnbased for east and offered for
sale at Harpies to those who pw,easis for goods. .
RANGES and. Cooking Stoves, tor
Coal and Wood, at low prices, at JllNiti3,
T"Gossip, the best. :lowtsrieed
stove for offices end champen ever nada. at
- • -(,'•-•31INIV8.
FOR Horse-Shoes and Horse-Shoe
Nails, rot* . • JIINEV.
LARGE stock of :Bar, Squire,
Bound, Half... Bound, °via, italtOval. -Band,
aannddHoopiron,at • jONEV.
FP lo ß to Paints, Ctila ! L and" Vnirgraitat
ANTERNS--a great variety at
low prices, at - , JUNE'S.
OCBS, Latchel, and Bolts, every
1.,4 auk and kind, at JUMPS.
CAST-wd : ToeVorks - (SteD4t 43
DISSTMPS Cebrated Bawe, at
~.r A ,LE and Pocket Catlcrithigs
HOUSE Furnishing Goods, at
NAILS and Spikes, all sizes, at '
ORWAY and Sweed's Iron at
ECHANICS will find ; a good u-
J,NJ, aorta:Lent of .Tools at ' • JUNE*
LARSIE.stock of. Philadelphia
Bassists sod Tue Bolts, st JUNE'S.
WIRE Cloth Eat
OWDER I Shot and Caps, !brisk
. ' . JUNY.B.
. rowapt., at
P liF i, l3 at: ° : lll- ;" 4 " 1: .9utritt.
pi1itt1!,3 64 0 : 14:0 and razigd
WINDOW GLASS; from 7z9 to
TT 242.21.14 ' ' anima.
CREWS and Tacks, direct: from
nianutaettuers.- for Ade
remit. at, reduced pekes, se JUNKS.
eads*, elis eve variety. St •
11 4* 1 °r every . .
: •.. : • ' 1 - JUNE'S.
TeHEI:4IIO - phie and New JeWe'l„llk
.most pntectisationssinental heath* alms
wed, at JUN
ROPE,, Sash, Cord, Twine ^
'Wick, in sins, e -