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0. GOODRICH, EDITOR.
Towanda, Pa., January z, 2880.
!",Another year t another year 1
So whispers In his fleet career,
Wild, reckless Time. Bat on the past
Ito leaves the shadow of his wing
To hide the cantering griefs that cast
A gloom o'er memory's sunny spring:,
With this number of the 'RkPORTER,
we commence a New Year, and we tender
to our readers the Compliments of the
Season. We wish them not only a Happy
New Year, but that each succeeding day
of the three hundred and sixty-six shall
be full of peace and contentment, while
they shall be blessed in basket and in store.
On the threshold of the year it is well
to pause, and looking back over the past,
learn the lessons of experience, that er
rors may be av,eided - in the future. It is
a time of introspection as well as retro-
spection—for the calm and serious con
sideration of self, as well as of reviewing
the past, forecasting the future, and mak-
ing solemn resolutions' and forming good .
intentions. It is well that in the bustle
and battle of life, there oC.,urs these peri
odit,:nl reminders how swiftly the sands
are'running out, and how soon we sha
arrive at the goal which ends our fretfu
As a Nation we are enteri
promises to be a'.year of . ,
prosperity. The financial 91
for six years darkened the lai
happily dissipated, and all
dustries of the country h
Public confidence has been
the streams of business are
and steady'.,There is every
sieve that by the aid of thr year every
trace of financial embarrasstheht will be
obliterated, and the country will have
reached a height of prosptity such as
has never before been knoWn.
During the past year, wehave paid our
- weekly visit to our subscribers punctually
and regularly, and have every manifesta
tion ibat oin)ators to make a valuable
and welcome newspaper have been thor
oughly appFeciatNE ComMencing under
the moot unfavorable circumstances, we
have labored patiently and industriously
to hava,every number of the. REPORTER
an "abstract and brief chronicle of the
times. %Velar° aimed to mak? a mo
del newspaper, so far . as sl t ae\an4 oppor
tunity would permit. Wel shall continue
our exertions, with renew(id energy, and
with increased facilities. The present
.year will be an eventful one, as the coun
try will choose a President, and the con
test will be unusually animated and im
portant: It will dill for the active labors
of every Republican journal, and wo shall
ilevote Our best eMieavorst to promote the
success of the candidate of the party. As
heretofore, the ItEetntrEtt will blttle zeal
ously for the advancement
of thp- cause
which we deem-so essential for the good
tof the country. We shall endeavor to
,make our paper a powerful and valuable
"auxiliary, and worthy of .;the encourage
ntent and support of RepUblicans.
. I •
FRANCE has a new Ministry—though
,P „ ,
just why it was wanted , iive nowt 'lnger- ,
THE State Treasurer should be careful
not to mislay tiny State 'bends, for another
investigating committee would bankrupt
the Treasury. '
LATEST reports indicate that Gen. Rou
t:lll's , had achieved a complete victory
..ver the Afghans, and that he will soon
be, in possession of Cabul. .
too_ tad to , charge BEN. BUTLER
with the responsibility of ',the Maine con
spiracy. As bad, as ho may be, be was
never guilty of such an indecent proceed-
Ti t.DEN for President - atid GAIICEILON
for Vice President, would make an oxcel-
Win Democratic ticket •;for 1880. - One
could open Abe bar'l and the other do the
GovEuxon ConsEt.t.; df Yew York,
will enter upon his official duties to-day.
t Ile will be the first llepublkcan govbrnor
since the expiration of Gay. Dix's term
- in 1874.
Tim Sunday issue of the Lancaster E.r
a,iiirier made its first appearance last Sab
,is creditable - to the
the editors and the enterprise of the pub
lisher, and will undoubtedly be vastly
popular with the Laticastirians. .
TIF: Paris Exposition cost the govern-
Meld $1, ; 0,000. and Mr. 31eColistics; the
Commi4ione'r General. of the United
' Stateii reports an unexpended balance of
10,u(st. The Bond-investigating Com
mittee of tilts State would have spent this
balance in visiting a single watering-place.
• IT WAS fortunate that the corn J ettient
memorandum on the tip-leaf of a ledger
in the Treasury was foUnd, explaining
what became of the missing bonds, or the
State would have been obliged to make a
new issue to pay the expenses of the com
mittee. By the way, what was the date
of the discovery'?
IlosToN suffered the loss of $2,1*0,000
oceasimied by a fire. which, began t;intSun
day night last in the pap4r warehouse of
IttcE; KENDALL & Co., onrederatstreet,
and raged, for several hours before its
prqgress was stayed. , Ilocairro r s, Os000r).
4.k. Co., publisyers of the A ibildir..3lonthly,
i t ere among those bUrned Out.
A i MEETING of the State Republican
Convention was held itabiladelphia, fln
Tuesday last_ 1 A resolution was passed
calling a State. Convent* at Harrisburg,
on the first Wednesday of February next.
The Evening Telegraph «lye.'" that there
is very little doubt that ~he Committee is
for a third term almost to a man."
TIRE,. Spanish Senate :has passed by a
large majority a billfori the abolition or
slavery in Cuba. It Provides for the
gradual emancipation or slaves in Cuba
in ISS7 and 1888,1 after eight, years.
of provisional - servitude thiler the present
masters. It is propoied i to enact severe
statutes. : against vagraFicy in connection.
' with .this scheme, and tol extend the juris
diction of courts-martial. The West In
dian menibers of the C amber of Depu
ties declare that the aw will satisfy
neither the owners nor e slaves.
Zr is asserted that EDISON:B ezl eriment
with his electric light last Week, was a
complete success—that be bas discovered
a method of sub-dividing the electrio cur.
rent, and that he can keep up a brilliant
light at a nominal expense. The process
is ingenious and too scientific for common
understanding, but if he ,an adapt it to
practical use it will work as great a revo.
'lotion in illuminating purposes as did the
discovery of coal oil. •
OCEAN disasters, fortunately, are not
frequent, but they ,are usually attended
with fearful , consequences. Considering
the large fleet which is constantly
crossing the Atlantic and the great num
ber of passengers carried it is surprising
there are not more disasters. The latest
is the loss of the steamship Borussia,
trim Liverpool to New Orleans, which
was abandoned at sea, December 2d, in a
sinking condition. There were on the
steamer a crew of 54, and 180 passengers.
Ten of the crew picked up in a sman
boat and landed at Queenstown, are sup
posed to be all the persons saved.
CHICAGO has been selected as the place
of holding the Republican National Con!
vention, because it is convenient of access
from every part of the country, and has a
building large enough' to accommodate
the immense crowd vvhd will attend its
deliberations. It is said that the adjourn
mCnt without an evening session of the
Convention at Cincinnati in 1876 was
owing to the fact that there was no gas
in the building, and that the failure to
hold a night session was fatal to BLAINE'S
prospects. It is to be hoped that the
Chicago building will 'be amply provided
with gas, so that there will be no such
disastrous results to any candidate.
g upon what
THE President bas been expressing his
views about the way to crush out polyga
my very freely. He believes that the
Mormons should be deprived of political
power by applying tests which disfran
chise all who were practically polygamists
or encouraged the violation of law in that
manner. The great danger in regard to
the future of Mormonism, in the estima
tion of Mr. HAYES, is that before the
power of the institution is broken there
may be a conjunction of Democratic op
portunity and necessity that will result
in the admissioiu of Utah as a State. If
the Democracy should ever control both
houses'of Congress and the .executive
branch of the Government, and the elec
toral vote of Utah should be needed by
that party in a Presidential vote, it would
certainly be erected into a State, no mat
ter how strongly opposed popular senti
ment might be to such a proceeding.
lnd have been
the great in-
reason to be-'
THE MITIGATION IN MAINE
It is sincerely to be hoped that no
conflict will grow out of the Maine
affair. Any disturbance of the peace
would be greatly deplored. But it,
must be confessed that there are
circumstances so aggravating as to
make it almost impossible for the
people to tamely, and quietly submit,
should the conspirators obstinately
determine to consummate the great
Baud. It cannot be expected that-a'
free and independent people would
submit to be disfranchised, even if it'
was done under the'pretended forms
of legal technicalities. ; The safe-
guards and restrictions cast around
the ballot are not intended to dis
franchise the freeman, but to make.it
Certain that his will asexpressed at
the polls shall be respected and car
ried out. If the State authorities
can overthrow the popular verdict
this year, what guarantee is there
that any expression next year of the
popular will would be treated . with
any more respect ? That there. are
legal methods for remedying such
Wrongs as.have been perpetrated by
the Fusionists in Maine, is poor-con
solation to the voters who see their
ballots treated with indignity and
nullified because of quibbles and
irregularities on the part of election'
officers, all the,while that their inten
tion is so plain as not to be misun
derstood. It is not surprising that
gieat excitement should be the con
sequence, nor that the people should
rise up to remedy the wrongs which
have become so gross and flagrant
as pOt to be endured by freemen.
' How sensitive and vigilant the y
people have become, and how much
danger there is of a collision, was
shown in Bangor on Christmas day,
when the citizens of that town like
vented the transfer of State arms
and ammunition from the arsenal to
'Augusta. The tgams which were
conveying them to the depot were
surrounded by an excited crowd, and
at the instance of the Mayor the
weapons were returned to the aise
nal by order of a clerk in the Adju
tant-General's office, who said he was'
acting under verbal instructions frcim'
Governor GARCELON to remove the
arms to Augusta.
Ex-Senator MoitaiLL has addressed
a letter to the Governor, in which he
Proposes that the election cases be
submitted to the Supreme Court for
decision on each law point involved
on the variation of 'the count irom
he face of the official returns. This
fair'proposition Gov. GABCELON could
not well refuse, and he has ansireied
that it may be accepted. It is possi
ble that the peaceful solution of the
difficulties may - be brought
and the Fusionist& relieved froM the
dangerous and unpleasant dilema
in which they have placed theniselves
by their atteruptjo "count out " the
Republican; majority of the Legisla-,
.' Later reports fail to confirm the
.xpectatior that a peaceable settle
inent of the difficulties would be
effected, as Gov. GARCELON shows no
disposition to accept the-proposition
to submit all the disputed points to
he Supreme Court. The Republi!
ans are prepared for this, and will
• resent the questions through a nut
ority'lof the members of the last
l i rSenate, as it is thought such a pro
'Feeding would conform to the law.
: Meanwhile much excitement pre:
rails, Which is not allayed by indica
tions that the Governor is preparing
lby force of arms to carry out the
conspiracy by concentrating all, the
iavailable military companies at Au=
ignita before the meeting ofthe Leg
iSfatuie, which o,9,4,Virednesdaynext,
(11 4 f ‘ 7 /j 1 71, M A
The _progress of Gen. GRANT from
San Franc:4Boo to Philadelphia was a
sort of conflated ovation, but his
reception by the people of Philadel
phia was undoubtedly, both hi mag•
nitude and In displaq, the finest
demonstratien ever made in . honor
of an individual in this western world.
One of the most striking features of
the demonstration was the appearance
of men in the very front seats who
have heretofore rather sneered at
GRANT as a sort of political . failure.
In, fact, many of the warmest admir-i
era of the General and the President
looked on quietly while, the anti-,
GRANT men did the cheering and
handshaking. And these hitherto
rather, cool friends appeared to vie
with each other in doing the honors.
one or two, perhaps more, of the
i'hiladelphia newspapers, which have
sneered and jeered at the ! General
whineVer they have' said anything
for several years, ate their .crow and
called it good in a manner truly re
freshing. Such is the foice of public
opinion not made by newspapers:
Public sentiment compelled the great
ovation, just as public sentiment
compelled his nomination and re
nomination, and just as it will com
pel his nomination again should the
The people have always kept a
warm place ,in their hearts for the
man tinier whose lead the Union
armies were able to iestore thd Un
ion. But there arose a class'of men
who affected to discover very serious
defect's in his Administrations. - This
class very freely admitted his claims
as the first military man of the age.
But he was no statesman, they said.
He had no knowledge of men, and
no capacity for civil rule. The ques
tion was not whether Gen. GRANT
had made mistakes as President, for
nobody denied that he made mistakes.
The real question was, whether his
Administration , under the rule of
peculiar • eirc,umstances would or
would not compare favorably with
that of any of his predecessors. But
the critics never discussed that ques
tion. They avoided it. And they
avoided it for the reason that-the
decision would inevitably go against
them. The fact is, and history will
bear us out in the assertion, that
GRANT'S Administration of civil af
fairs for eight years has as few blem
ishes, as any Administration on rec
ord,and fewer than any save not to
exceed three. The duty laid upon
him NV,as more difficult to discharge
with 'aeceptableness to the entire
country-than had been laid upon any
President before him. LINCOLN had
a great task to perform, and he per
formed it; not acceptably to all, but
with great conscientiousness. HE
made serious mistakes, and he was
severely criticised. But LINcoLN
will always rank second to WASII-
ItiGTON in the hearts of the people.
The honors accorded to Gen.
'GRANT since his return are in the
nature of a payment of past due ob
ligations. A good many people in
this country never knew that h was
one of the first men of the age)nntil
the world rang with the news his
receptions in the old world. That is
the effect always produced (upon
common minds when they behold
men and tbngs beyond the haze of
their own shadows. Some persons
always measure public men by - their
own shadow. And since such' per
sons think their own shadnw: the
biggest thing under the sun, they
come to regard other people as pig
mies. We congratulate them upon ,
their happy riddance of an illusion
whichaid not in any way affect Gen.
GRANT or his fame, but simply ren
dered the deluded ones ridiculous.
IT was supposed- that there was some
crookedness about the certain state bonds
of the issue of 1853, 4 and a Committee of
Investigation as appointed. ,An idea of
the nature. and extent of the arduous
labors of the Committee may be formed
from a knowledge of the fact, that during
the heated term; .they were obliged to
visit all the watering places, commencing
at Bedford' and winding up amidst the
murmuring of the wild_ sea waves at
Atlantic City. Fortunately a memoran
dum on the fly-leaf of some ledger was
discovered which explained the whole
transaction, and satisfied the perplexed
and overworked Committee that no loss
has been sustained by the' State. It is
gratifying to know that the summer ex
cursions; whiskey, cigars and carriages of
the abstemious and frugal Committee
only cost a trifle over $lO,OOO. At least
bills have been flied for that amount, but
so self-sacrificing are the members of the
Committee, that the accounting officers
after allowing bills for $8531,06 are in
formed that no claim would be , made for
the balance as shown by the vouchers,
amounting to nearly $2OOO. By all means
let us have the names of this economical
and self-sacrificing Committee that a
grateful, tax-paying public may award
them the credit due.
THE Tribune probably talks by the
,book when it says :—" Secretary SHER
MAN is much- misrepresented by those,
who find in the late action of the Nation
al 'Committee and in his presence at
Philadelphia proofs of a disposition on
his part to retire from the Presidential
contest in favor of General GRANT.
There is the best reason for saying that
the SeCretary has never Changed the,
views cOncerning;the third term which he
expressed with sick emkhalis four years
ago. He has had ne coal/citation what
ever with General GRANT pa the subject,
and was not even in Philadelphia at the
time of some of 'the alleged interviews.
He favored DON CAMERON as a
fled and moat capable 'nazi for the Chair
manship of the National Committee,
when, there seemed to be no Other promii
nent candidate,, and when he suppOsed
that selection likely to be acquiesced in
by. all.. Seven of the CAMENON votes
xverOgiven by SinutstAx me; so that the
GRANT element in the Committee was de
cidedly in the i minority. 'Whatever the
result of the campaign now opening, it is
evident that they make a . great mistake
who fancy -. that ' L JOHN SHERMAN can be
10ft out of t i he calculations."
Tat Greenback test case Wakes is to
come up before the Supreme Court of the
United States foi emu:neat eltbough an
amicable one, is bona tide, and the ques
tion to be decided is whether - these note;
which have once been redeemed,' can be
i reirsued or made-a hind tender. If the
decision of the Court is that Congress has
no authority under the Constitution to
provide for the hauling of money in time
of peace, then the Greenback question is
settled, and nothing remains but tocanoel
them as fast as - they come unto the
Treasury, and the Government payments
must be made, in gold and silver. Of
eourse such a decision would stop all dis
cueden, and leave the Greenback party
without a single plank-for their platform;
for while Congress might pass a law
authorizing their re-iesue, they could not
be made a legal-tender, and it would be
optional with the creditor whether or not
to receive them.
Acuoss the Frith of Tay, : Scotlsnd, was
built in 1877 a magnificent iron 'railroad
bridge, two miles in length. The Frith
is a mile south of Dundee, and is a wide
bay, exceedingly rough in stormy weath
er. The bridge was -built on piers and
bad 89 spans, 15 feet wide, with a single
track. This bridge fell and dropped a
distance of 90 feet into 4.5 feet of water
on Sunday night last, while a train was
passing over carrying with It coaches and
passengers, and every soul on the train
perished. The number of lives lust is
ninety. It is not known whether the
bridge had fallen before the train bad
entered upon it, or whether it fell with
the weight of the train. Thirteen of the
central spans are gone.
of wreckage are coming ashore, but few
bodies have been recovered.
THE abrdgation of the legal tender
quality of the Greenbacks, is not a with
drawal-from circulation of the currency
thus affected, but merely the initial step
to its gradual retirement and cancellation
in accordance with the natural and un- ,
hindered operation of tho laws of busi
ness. No real value would be taken from
the United States notes. They would con
tinue to be used by the people as prefera
ble in the minor transactions of trade—
the aggregate of which is so iinportant—
to the specie itself, into which, by reason
of their superior co,i'venience, they are
readily convertible. When the green
backs cease, under any possible new con
dition in the future, to possess this prac
tical convertibility they will find their
Way back to the United States Treasury,
and not before.'
ON and after to-day the legal rate of
interest in New York will be 6 per cent.
per Annum, instead of 7 per cent. Of
couise, notes, bowls, mortgages and other
interest-bearing obligations entered into
before January 1, are not affected by the
new law, and, unless otherwise agreed,
interest will be computed at 7 per cent.,
the present legal rate. There is some
doubt as to whether there will be any law
against usury in New York after the Ist
of January. The new law seems to repeal
all the other laws relating to the rate of
interest, and, inasmuch ae it prescribes
no penalties for usury, the reasonable in
ference is that the taking of usuri us in
terest will not be illegal, or, at least, ;lot
punishable by forfeiture or otherwise.
cIIIEF OURAY has failed to secure the
surrender of the Utes who participated in
the MEEKER massacre. /le was unable
to perform his part of the contract. The
guilty chiefs, probabl z , were not desirous
of visiting their great Father on such an
errand. It required an immense amount
of credulity to believe that the murderers
would voluntarily come forward and be
taken to Washington for trial. A war
with them next spring may be set down
amongst the certainties, for the Govern
ment cannot *treat from the position it
has taken, and must punish the offenders,
if it can catch them.
' Two brutes had a rough-and-tumble
fight at St. Louis on Christmas day. One
was a prize fighter in human form, the
other a Siberian bloodhound. The con
test was most , brutal and bloody, and we
regret to say that the 'lnman brute was
the victor. The degrading spectacle was
witnessed by many spectators, amongst
whom were persons of prominence and
GEN. GARFIELD is said to be the choice
of a large majority of the Republican.
members of the Ohto Legislature 'for
United Statis Senator to succeed Tann
ic...l:, and that he will be chosen without
serious oppoSition. Gen. G. is acknowl
edged to be the Republican leader in the.
House, arid his transfer to the Senate will
be a loss, as he is both aide, and honest.
PHILADELPHIA LE' TER.
PHILADZLPHIA, December 29, 1479.
Well, the. Grant aflair is ended,, so far
as the receiving and feasting and drinking
is concerned.' For it will not do to think
that because General Grant does not drink
intoxicating fluids that those who were
honoring him imitated that laudable ex
ample. Per contra, there flowed rivers
of old Bourbon, and oceans of champagne.
The distinguished guest was in charge of
the city fathers,. and what they can't 'do
in the way of eating and drinking had
better not be attempted. They - each have
a crowd of ward stnkers and bummers,
who expect and receive , invitations to all
the " feeds " where the city pays the pi,
per, and for a week they have lived in
clover. But that not the General's
fault, and it is greatly 0 his credit that
he made but a short stay on there convivi
al occasions. Several times be but bare
ly put in an appearancei and then retired.
It is pretty_generally felt, that - notwith
standing the General's great fanie, and
the high estimation in which be is deserv
.edly held by the people, that there has
been quite too much rims made here, in a
certain direction, for 'public appreciation,
arid that if those who ilanaged the matter
had been influenced bya desire either to
honor.the General, kar promote his politi
cal adv,ancement, ,they! would have :dis
plaged more tact and diOstion.
Christmas in this city ie the "day of
days:" The German element in the pop-
ulation is very large, and they cling with
great tenacity to the customs and usages
of the vaderland. Christmas eve is made
hideous by the blowing of horns, while
persons dressed in all sorts of fantastic
costumes parade the streets. The house
hold must be very poor Indeed which can
not afford a Christmas tree, and a few
pendant trifle* as presents to the children.
The streets were thronged with old and
young who appeared to enjoy heartily the
festive occasion. Christmas day was as
disagreeable as rain andomow could make
it, and but few people cared to wade
through the mud and slush, preferring
the comforts of the fireside. The display
of line things intended for Christmas
presents has not been equalled, - both as
to elegance and cost, for years, and the
number sold , was evidence :that "hard
times" had not only passed away; but
had been forgotten. -
The importation of iron AM eontinues.
It is said there is not enough iron in this
countmtesuiply the demand. itibt but
a few months_ since that pig lion was piled
up by the acre about tbe flatness. sritb
no - sale at 618 per. ton. It is now. visaed
at $89.50 with a prospect of odours. It
is estimated that* two, %boo milm of
railroad will 'be Uotablieted, :`while
90,000 miles alieadY in operation irM re
quire a large quantity of new ,rails, _rod ,1
the number of tons of iron which will be
need is estimated at nearly -2,500,000
for railroads alone, more that the fur-
Dams are capable of producting. 'At the
Close of last year there were 092 furnaces,
and only 265 in blast. It .is calculated ..
that on the., day of the new VW,
there will not be less than WO in blast
A. season of profit and prosperity for the
iron interest has evidently commeaced.
General Grant was a guest of George
W. Childs, the publisher of the Ledger,
during a part of his atay in this city. Mr.
C. is pne of the most hospitable men in
the world, and the Ledger gives him a
daily income of one thouiand dollars,
which enables him to do it handsomely.
Most of the noted men, both native and
foreign, have been entertained by him,
and his benefactions are freely and gener
ously lestowcd. His private office in the
Ledger, building is filled with rare said,
costly objects of art, and be has bad there
many of the presents given to General
Grant, which were. freely shown to visi
tors. Mr. Childs is a public spirited citi
zen, whose unostentatious charities have
dissipated the gloom which darkened
many a suffering household.
• A vitriol-throwing case occurred in
Kensingtqn on Christmas eve, which
shows what may come from brooding over
real or fancied wrongs. George Shepard,
a boat-builder, aged sixty - five years, was
tailed to the door •of his residence by
George Wood, .a noted ship-builder, an
old friend and partner in business. As
the door was opened_Wood said : in a
very disagreeable evening. I have got
some.nredicide for my wife; smell it:"
As Mr. Shepard leaned forward to com
ply with his request Wood threw half a
mugful of oil of vitriol in his face. In an.
instant tlie burning acid was eating into
his flesh, bUrning the clothing from his
body, and running down his neck, caus
ing frightful pain at every point it touch
ed. 'His left eye was entirely destroyed,
and his agopy for some time was intense.
Wood was arrested and held in $3,000
bail. Several years ago Mr. Shepard pre
vailed upon Mr. Wood to engage with
him a stock speculation, 'which proved
failure. The result preyed upon' the old
man's mind until he became melancholy.
President Hayes arrived Friday after
noon, and dined with General Grant at
the residence of Hon. John Welsh, re
turning to Washington Saturday.
Saturday afternoon General and Mrs.-
Grant, General and Mrs. Sherman, Colo
nel and Frederick Grant and Miss Felt,
of Galena, Illinois, left this city for Wash
ington. Reaching the capitol the ex-Pres
ident and his wife were driven to the res
idence of Genend Beale, where he wfll re
main until Tuesday, when he departs for
Key West, at which place he will take a
steamer for Havana. 111
A coal bin of Joseph B. Hanceck's
Sons & Co.'s coal yard, Ninth streetand
Girard avenue, burst Sunday afternoon,
submerging David Clay, colored, aged
twenty-three years, `and Wedleu Bader, a
German, aged twenty-five years. Clay
was smothered to death, and his body ex
tricated and taken to his late residence,
1016 Hart:street., Bader was removed to
his home, at Fifth and Girard avenue,
with severe injuries about his head and
body. . •
St. David's Episcopal Church, a small
edifice at Canton and Baker streets, Man
ayunk, was entirely destroyed by fire
Tuesday afternoon, involving a loss of
about $lO,OOO, upon which 'there is a full
insurance. The flames started about five
o'clock from a heater in the cellar, and
burned with such rapidity that it was not
much over an hour before the destruction'
was complete. The pastor of the church
is the Rev. Charles Logan,
Over 16,000 persons in this city crossed
the dark river during this year, as shown
by the report of the Health Officer. Of
thee, 8,272- were males, 8,609 females ;
3,658 were boys, 3,320 were girls; 9,207
were adults, and 6,989 were minors. The
largest number died in July. 11,774 were
natives of the United States, and 3,783
persons of foreign birth, while the nation
ality of 724 was unknown. 760 were be.:
tween the ages of i riighty and • one hun
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
purposes advancing the wages of its.em•
ployes next spring, increased business
warranting the advance.
WAtUINfTOX, D. C., Dee. 7 1e79
A new sensation from Maine in the
form of a threatened riot in Bangor has
caused considerable talk, and the inability
of Garcelon to guide in a storm becomes
apparent. His attempt to take from the
Bangor arsenal the arms was, consider
ing the .excited .condition of the public
mind, foolish and inconsiderate. After
stealing from the Republican party the
fruits of their honest victory, and . from
the people of the State their rights, the
Governor, while are smarting under the
great wrongs he has inflicted upon them,
as if to force upon the injured public his
fraudulent Legislature, attempts to draw
together all the arms of the State and
summon the militia to Augusta. It is no .
wonder that the respectable . people of
Bangor stand . forth like men to defend
their rights. We honor and applaud them
for it The claim that the cases in Maine
and Louisiana am identical is false, and
known to be so by every intelligent man
in the country. In Louisiana, canvassing
boards were by law obliged to throw out
parishes where intimidation was proven,
and they did so. In Maine, no fraud at
the polls was committee, and every man
voted as be pleased. Republicans under
stand the difference between Maine and
Louisiana affairs, and it 'is due to the
,Senators from Maine, and more especially
to Mr. Blaine, that the enormity of crime
committed by Garcelon and his cohorts has
been fittingly explained and -denounced.
Capt. James B. Rada, the eminent
American civil engineer, has just returned
from a tour in Europe, and an extensive
examination of all the great engineering
projects there, including the improve
ment of navigationon the Danube, Suez
Canal, and other great works: His
scheme for connecting the two oceans will
now receive attention. The Captain is of
opinion that the construction of a canal
to convey the largest ships across, the .
Isthmus would require an immense tap'.
tal, and fifteen years would be required
to complete the work, and when complet
ed its successful operation be not assured.
He proposes to build-a railroad across the
Isthmus, which, he says, would not cost
one-fourth as much as the canal, and
could be built in three years ; and he is
confident it would transport the largest
ships with their cargoes from ocean to
ocean with more safety than could be
possible by canal. The distance is forty
miles,. and a Joon.) , of twenty-four hours
would be sufficient to take a ship oat og
the Atlantic ocean and place it in the Pik:
chic ready. to proceed oa its;
C'sptairt Bad, thotengbly understands hit
fedmilkm, sod 1 11 4. ilia pro Posed by him
is wortbrof careful examimition.
&mad Ontut.will arrive here to-niiht,
entwithataridb* the Win 19 the -cm'
fairy. No formal 'receptlim has been
arranged. but it is expected that the peo
ple will find a way to get a look at him
and a shaken: his Word. ..
A few words will not be out 4. place
hire in behalf of one of our most experi
enced legislators.' I leim that .a report
being industriously eirculated.in Ohio
to the effect that - General Garfield is a
member of the British Cobden Club, and
is therefore a free-trader. This is intend
ed to injure his chances for the U. 8. Sen
atorship, of which he is now pretty cer
tain. Gen. Garfield is simply an honorary
member of the Cobden Club. This lathe
way it came about : He wai one of the
earliest and stoutest advocates of a return
to specie payments after the war,, having
made an elaborate speech in favor of that
object in 1866, and followed it up by
another in 1868 likr able and exhaustive
were these efforts that the Secretary of
the Treasury requested and obtained
copies to send abroad for the purPose of
strengthening the creditiof the Govern
ment. These were widely. read in En- ,
gland, and to sh9w theirf appreciation of
his merits as a financial authority, the
Cobden Club elected him an honorary
member without any reference to his views
on any other subject—as they also cleated
Sumner, Adams, Garrison, and othe'r em
inent Americans. General Garfield's
views on the tariff have been equally well
expressed. He made speeches in 1868,
1870 and in 1878 which attracted wide
attention, and showed that no man in
Congress has been more faithful to the
interests of American industry than he.
He - vies Instrumental in defeating the
Wood free-trade tariff bill in thelast-Con
grin, and has been consistently opposed
to all rinkering - of the laws against our
- STATE NEWS.
A ' A CORONER'S jury in Tioga county
found. that a man who had bung him
seltdied of " self-immolation."
_ BRADFORD, McKean county, is to
have a new lock-up, and the people
of that place are celebrate the- event.
THE number of oil-producing. wells
in the Bradford field was estimated
at 5,000 on the Ist day of Novem
JOHN RALTz, a miner was injured
in Cross Creek slope, near Hazelton,
on, Saturday, and died soon after
REV. A. Fun; a well-known Ger
man minister, died in Bath, North
aMpton county, on Saturday in his
DR. JESE3fIAII ELSWORTH, a prom
inent physician and drag dealer of
Corry, died in, that place on Thurs
day of old age.
HON. NATHAN KIMBLE, Of i Will
iamsport, is talked of as the succes.
sor of the late George D. Jackson in
the State Senate.
CORA DESIOND, of Silverlyville,
near Oil City, fell into *tub of boil.
ing water on Sunday afternoon, and
was scalded to death.
A Imo disease is prevailing to an
alarming extent in portions of Berks
bounty. One farmer of Heidelberg
township has lost nine..
Tint postmaster at Kittanning,
W. H. Dickey, died on Sunday last.
He served, through the late war, and
died from the effect of wounds.
HAavi TROUP, a well-known
farmer residing a ghort distanee from
Newport, Perry county, committed
suicide by banging on Sunday after
DRILLING for . oil near Petrolia
shows° such favorable; signs that it
is thought a large tract has been dis
covered that was heretofore thought
THE total shipments of lumber
from Lock Haven for the year end,
ing December 21, were 11,000,000
feet, an increase of 900,000 over the
THE Oil City Derrick reports a
case of a teamster driving his wagon
containing glycerine, over an em
bankment, and that, too without
causing an explosion:
THE Blossburg. Register proposes
a railroad from :Arnot or Antrim,
TiogNcounty, to Williamsport. It
would', that paper contends, be an
excellent outlet for coat.
Mn: F. H. BARRER, of Ebensburg,
Cambria county, announces that he
will lie a cOdidate before the Re
publican- Noininating Convention of
that county for Congress. -
MARTIN FALIAY i a brakeman on
the Atlantic and Freat Western
Railroad, was- run over and killed
at Atlantic - Station, near Meadville,
early Saturday morning. t •
A COLORED man named Lamb, of
Ridley township, Delaware ,county,
was killed on the P., W. and R. Rail
road, at Eddystone, just above Ches
ter, by the 6.15 south-bohnd train.
THE Pittsburg papers report that
the card rate in the nail trade has
been advanced to $4, which is an in
crease of thirty-five cents, makinc , a
total advance since the panic of $2720
THE Johnstown • Silliday Time'rs re-.
ports that General Jacob M. Camp
bell, of that place, is again asking
his friends to aid him' to be nomi
nated as the Republican candidate
THE tobacco crop of Lancaster
county this year will be excellent.l
Its value is set down at $3,000;000.
Choice farms devoted to tobacco
ture now command from $250, to
$350 per acre. -
MRS. YARNED, of Derrick City,
prevented a serious conilagation at
that place by breaking open a door
and dashing water on an incipient
fire, among in a lot of oil barrels, in
a grocery store.
MARTIN LAWLER, sometimes called
"Muff" Lawler, and notorious in
Schuylkill county as a Mollie Ma.
guire a squealer," it is said, is troubl
ed in his sleep with visions of those
who he betrayed. -
Tan Carlisle Herald records the
fact that Frank Ilackenbirg, of that
place, aged 11 years, swallowed a
percussion cap on the morning of the
13th instant and died with little suf
fering the same day.
HON. WILLIAM GODSCJIALK, mem
ber of Congress_ from the Seventh
district, is enjoying his holiday at
Norristown and has told the Herald
of that place that Mr. Cameron's
election to the Chairmanship of the
National Republican Committee
means Grant , for 1880. Mr. God
schalk, is a Republican, and ought
to know what he is talking about.
mum MADzank, of the ATM of
Melot '4S; Maderia, merchants, .of
Fle l etwood, Berke county, who acct.
dentally shot himself 'utile iblomen
on Thursday while examining re., volver, died Saturday morning.
GROUND pfit in tobacco in Lycom.;
ing county has not bee.n wasted.
The farmers have shown an excell
ent ktiowledge of the celtiviation of
the plant, and the crop in that coun
ty this year will reach 'tell 10,000
Tumax was an explosion in the
malt room of Overholt . & Co., dis
tillers, at Broad Ford, Faye tte coun
ty, on Saturday 'last, when Jack
Myers and A. C. Hamilton, a Gover
ment storckeepe* were painfully in
LAWRENCE Lzhaa, a pickpocket,
claiming to be from Connellsville,
died in the alm-house at Pittsburg on
Monday. •Ho was arrested on the
day of the Grant reception -in that
city while in the act of playing his
JUDGE ,OUMMIN, at Williamsport,
has dismissed the petition for the re
moval of Mr. William H. Harrison
for alleged incompetency as Oil
Inspector, at that place, and ordered
his restoration to office. The Solar
Oil Company was the:complainant.
A DOG came to the ,residence of
Mr. George . Peck, in Custer City,
the other day, with his heid and
neck containing over two hundred
porcupine quills. It is supposed that
the dog, in hunting birds, had at
tacked a porcnpine that had escaped
from -a menagerie.
Mae. PEGGY CRAIG, daughter of
General CRAIG, of Revolutionary
fame, lives at New Alexandria,West
moreaand county. She has in her
possession a "rattlesnake" nag that
was carried-through the War for in
dependence by the Independent
Battalion, of Westmoreland county.
- AT Harrisburg, the records of the
trial and conviction of Mrs. Catha
rine Zell,' alias Windowmaker, for
the murder of Mrs. 'Mary Kiehl, by
poisoning in 'Cumberland county,
were Sled with 'the Governor. The
time for her execution has not been
fixed. It is said her case will be
taken to the Supreme Court. • ,
A Womzit in West Newton, Alle
gheny comity. has caused any amount
of trouble. A man was found dead
near that place two weeks ag o, and
a' 'Coroner's jury found that th death
was accidental. The woman acciased
three men of having committed the
Murder, and they all. established
their innocence. She refused to ap.
pear before a magistrate, and had to
be.dragged before that officer. The
constable who i llrrested one of the
men was brutally beaten by him.
BOSTON has a Chinese • Sunday
school of fifty pupils.
FIFTEEN thousand loyal whites
have emigrated west from North
Carolina in ten years past..
SENATOR SHARON, the - Nevada
silver boss, thinks greenbacks will
become the sole currency.
(CAPTAIN Kips, who visited Szeg
sedin, the inundated Hungarian city,
says that only 600 houses remain of
A New York woman makes a
specialty of attending to finger nails
for a living. She calls herself a
• THE granite monument for Antie
tam Cemetery fell overboard at
Washington, but, has been fished up
in good condition. 4
GENERAL GRANT says his visit to
his mother in Jersey City was the
first real bit of peace he has had
since he got home.
TILE funeral of Alexander Stuart,
the New York sugar refiner, - took
place from the Fifth Avenue Piesby
MAJOR WADE IJAMPTO7. , :, Jr.;_son of
Senator Wade Hampton, died at his
plantation, near Greenville, MiSs.,
on itfonday, of malarial fever.
RODE* CLINTON WRIGIIT., who
-was the l oldest and best known.
American merchant in Brazil, is
dead. He was a Baltimorean.
_ PRESIDENT NJCKERSON, of the At
chison; Topeka and Santa Fe Rail
road, denies that the road has passed
into the hands of Jay Gould.
GEORGE Hamm and Wesley Long,
both colored, 'had a fight near
Augusta, Ga , when Harris struck
Lon, over the head with a gun and
killed him. -
GOVERNOR BISHOP Of, Ohio has
taken rooms - at Washingto'n, so anx
ious' is he said to be to escape from
the multitude of pardon-Seekers that
VIANLON says he will wait two
weeks longer - to hear from Courtney.
He seenis, disposed to row him in
April iCairace cannot be arranged
before that time:
JOHN H. MAzENER, aged 30, atwell
knofvii Baltimore salesman, and a
man of family, was found ead in a
cell at a police station in that city
HENRI SAY'S steam yacht Hen
rivtte, with her tender Follet arrived
at Baltimore Saturday. She will re
ceive a new shaft- and continue her
voyage around the world.
PETER FOLEY, of Boston, was'
struck on the head Thursday by a
heavy iron girder which he was as
sisting to hoist to a building being
erected, and was instantly killed.
M. SAY'S steam yatch Henriette,
heretofore reported disabled 2. off
Hatteras, left Fortres Monroe' , Sat
urday in tow for Baltimore, where
thesnecessary repairs will be made,
HENRY• STEIK, aged 31, the son of
a widow living at 248 Stanton street,
New York, weary of life on account
of long illness with consumption,
ended his Miseries by 4 cutting
his throat with a penknife.
MISS JULIA JACKSON, daughter of
the rebel, hero Stonewall Jackson,
got a handsome Christmas , gift—.a
silver pitcher—presented to her by
Maryland ex-confederate soldiers.
She is at school in Baltimore.
THE body of an unknown man was
found drowned on Tuesday morning
in. Long Island Sound, near Oak
Neck Beach. It has been• in the
,water a short time. He was dressed
like a Bailor, and was fifty years of
Hon,ac GREELEY'S first article for
the press was written when an ap.
pretitice in a newspaper office at
Poulttiey, Vt. He described a big
squash which had been sent to the
editor, but the latter wouldn't insert
A gentleman, about GO years of
age, respectably dressed, and sup
posed"to be S. A. Sikes, of Kennedy.
ville, N. Y., jumped from the new
suspension bridge at Niagara FallS,
into' the river below. The body has
not been found,
GILMAN'S bOtitk and jewelry stoie,
Glllespie's drug store and- Brill's
dry good store, at Newton, Jasper
county, lowa, were 'Aimed on Wed
nesday night:- Loss, $30,009; in
surance, $10,000., Burglars are
supposed to have s tarted the fire.
CALVIN WILLIAMS, a colored
preacher at Stoningten, Conn., was
arrested the other day , for keeping
an. Unlicensed dog. tHe had no
counsel in court, and when told to
plead his own case, said he would
open court with 'prayer, and did so.
Tax iron 'Masters of North Staf
fordshire have issued circularti de
clining to receive further orders ex
cept eubject:to prices current at the
time of delivery. The trade is in'a
most nourishing condition and ad
ditional furnaces are being blown
Tun London Time's' 'Vienna cor-
'respondent s assert that a compro
has been officially suggested by
'France, by which the line of frontier
proposed by Turkey would be accept
ed in Epirus while that proposed by
the Greeks' would be accepted in
THOMAS 11 itA3IBEY and John C.
Dow were arraigned in Boston
Thursday, charged with a series of
,peciilations from - the Waverly But
ter 'Company, of that ; city, for the
`past two years, amounting '.to about
$10,000.. They were held in $5,000
bail each. ' •
A special dispatch from Worthing,
says.: " Lester T. Turner, a
merchant' of Sioux falls, was set upon
On coming out of an out-house ad
joining a hotel by' two men, who
knocked him down 4nd robbed him
of " r
_ o r ,o 0, which. he had just receiv
ed as proceeds of the sale of his busi
ness. The men were traced a short
distance by railrOad, but were finally
lost track of.'? ' . •
A PliEsomvsow LmEttxrimE.--An
dreits' Bazar, to-day the leading fashion*
paper of this continent, is an example of
what bUsiness energy and business prom=
icesfaithfully fulfilled can do. Prop the
start this magnificent journal has - , corn-.
manded the admiration of everrone who
has seen it. Its Fashion Departments are
always fresh and reliable • its literary ex
cellence unsurpassed ; and its fun joyous.
and refined. Notwithstanding- its 19w
price—onlv *l per annum—every subscri,
ber, new or old, for 1580, will be preient-,
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Patterns, and, furthermore, those who
iiiiqscrib; in time to secure the January`:
riuMber, will receive as ; a - New Year's
(Mt. an .immense supplement sheet—the
largest ever printed—filled with useful
and „practical designs fur making laces,
Worsted and 'other fancy work, for paint
ing on china, silk and satin, etc., which
could not be purchased separately fOr $lO.
Every lady should subscribe for 'the,
splendid journal, or ay' least send ten cents
for a sample copy, to W. R. ANDREIV3, I
Publisher, Tribune Building, New York.
CAUSE AND EFFECT.The main cause o'4
nervousness is indigestion,' and that is
caused by weakness of the stomach. No
one can have sound nerves- and good.
health without using Hop Bitters to
strengthen the stomach, purify the blood,
and keep the liver and -kidneys active, to
carry off all the poisonous and waste mat
ter of the - system. See other column.—
325 East Water St.,. Elmira, N.Y.
. _ Ist Floor DRY GOODS
24 Floor : MILLINERY
•3d Floor ' ' CARPETS'
4th Floor CLOAKS It SHAWLS
Upper floors accessible by elevator: -
Sir A visit of Inspection Is respectfully solicited
E. D. RUNDELL, -
Would - rerpeetfUllyannounee that he Is contlnulnk
the Market business at the old stand•of Mullock &
Sandell, and will at all ktnies keep a full supply of
Constantly on hand. Countri dealeVa' supplied at
FRESH '& SALT MEATS,
FRUITS ) , .Xf.
sir Alf Goods delivered Free oil charge.
Towanda, Pa. Nov..TI, 1879. - ,
. , -I
RfOSECRANS & BREWER,
Announce to the
. people of Towanda and vicinity
that they are now prepared to turnlah
FRESII .ND SALT MEATS,
POULTRY, FISH, OYSTERS,
And Vegetables In thelrseason. at the most reason
able rates. Everything purchased of us
• delivered promptly free of charge.
air Our location, ONE . DOOR' FORTE OF
SCOTT'S BAKERY, to conientent-for
We buy - the best stock. and. take great Pains to
keep everything In the best order: °trees a call.
Towanda, Doe. 5, 187 8. •
-MY ER ttz. DEVOE •
, Located in
BEIDLEMAN'S BLOCK, lIIIIISGE' STBEET,
- Keep on'hand,
FRESH AND SALT - .MEATS,
DRIED BEEF, FISH, POIiLTRY,
GARDEN VEGETABLES AND BERRIES IN
Jar All goods delivered free of charge.
MA ER k DaV OE. ,
Towanda, Pa., May 28, 1529. -
dart 1e 'arcs.
THE OLD MARBLE YARD'H
STILL IN OPERATION.
The undersigned having purchased the MAR
BLE YARD of the late GEORGE McCABE, de
sires to inform the public that having employed.
experienced men. ho is prepared to do all lands of
work In the line of
HEAD 4 TONE,
- In the:reri best manner and it lowest :wick
Persons desiring anything In tbe Marble line an
Invited to call and examine work, and save agente
' JAMES McCABIL
Towanda, Pa., li7oc:_ti. 1878. ; .24tt
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kinds, and all kinds of clearing promptly attended
to. All wanting" wprk in his ilue ahould give him
a call. llee. 4, 1879. '
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