Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, June 22, 1882, Image 1

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    1101.4.0411 iv. TRACY, Publisherk
Bradford Ilepublicau
Is Published Every . Thursday,
31.50 Per Annuni, in Advance.
Advertising hates—Six cents a lino for first
insertion, ant five cents per ,line for all sut34.e.
quest insertions. Beading notice adverih tug
ten cents per line. Eight lines constitute 's
square, and twelve lines an inch. Auditor's
notices $/50.. Administrators and Executor's
noticei s2.m. yearly advertising $150.01 per
Tux P.Ernamicas iv published in the 'flimsy.
Moore and 'Nobles illocit, at the corner of Main
and Pine streets. Orer J. F. Corner's Boot and
Shoe 'store. Its circulation is over WOO. As an
advertising medium it is unexcelled in its im•
mediate gen.
Towanda Badness Direci ory,,
nLEVELAND & McGOVERN, (E. J. Cleieland
W. McGovern). Canton, Bradford County
Pa, All business entrusted to their care in
'Western Bradford will melee prompt attention.
Attorneys-at-Law: 0121 c
`)IITH Hulas,
over Powell S.; Co
C',LIFT', J. N.. °lnce in Wood's mock, sou th
First tiatioual'llank, up stairs. Jane 12;i8
MILEIBREet SON IN C -Eierree and L Etsbree4
J Orrice in Marcus Block. I , "ark - St, tuayl 4.78
DECK k. OVERTON (Beni it Peck and D d Over
r ton!. Office over Hairs Market 49-r79
F Sanderson.) Office in Adams Block. j nlyrr 711.
MAXWELL, WM. Office over Dayton's Store
WILT, J. ANDREW. Office, in ISlcan'n Block
' spr 14,7 G
WII Carno,Aan, Ldf Hail.) Office in rear
et Ward Wine. Entrance on ,Poplar St. tie/2.7S
MERCIIII, RODNEY A. Solicitor of Patents.
Particular attention paid to business in
Orphans' Court and to the settlement of estates.
Office in Montanye's Bloch. • 4949
c MEMO'S YOUNG, (I. McPherson and
LILL W. I. Young.) Office south side onforcur's
Block.fob 1.7 n
Williams, E J Angie and E 1) Buffington).
taco west side of Main street, two doors north
of arum °ince. An tininess entrusted to their
care will receive prompt attention. Oct 26,77
pep; and counsellors-at-Law. Odic° In the
Ilercur illock;--over..C. T. Kirby's Drag Store.
. , July 3, 'SO tf.
ITEENEI - ",1 7 :4: Attorney - at-Laic, Office In
11 Montanie's Block, Main Street.
SeP :5. '4,4f.
11111031PSdk, W. , IL and E. A.. Attorneys-at
11 Law, Tolkanda,' Pa: (Mice in Mercur Block,
over C. T,Eirby's Drug Store, entrance on 3lain
street. first stair north of Post-Wilco. All
business promptly attended to. Special atten
tion given,to claims against-the United States
ur Pensicitis, Bounties, Patents, etc.. and to
- 4,llectionitand settlenient of decedent's estates.
' * April 21. ly
• Solicitor of Potent.; Government claims a►
ten4ol to.
~, Rtifebti2
piirsica,vsAYD SURGi'ONS
311MNSON. 'T. 8 ., M.D. Moo over Dr.
Porters'i Drug Store. fob 12.78
NtiWTON. Drs. D. N. &F. G. Officb at Dwelling
d" 104 River Street, corner Westou Rt. teb 12,77
LLD, C. 8., M.D. Office lst door above old
bauk building, on Main street.! Special at
tention given to diseases pf the throat and
lungs.jnly l9 . ll4
T 00DBURN, S. id.. M.D: 0111. ca and real
dance, Main street, msrth of :Sl.E.Chnrch.
lietlical Examiner for Pension DoArtment.
• 13b 22,11
Y.NE, E. b.. M.D. Office over' M mtanye's
Store. °Oleo hours from 10 to 12 A.M. and
front 2 tr.' 4 r. x. Special attention given to
Diseases of the Eyo: and DiScases of tho ,Ear.
oct 0.77
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rpowsEß, IL L., M.D.... i
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Residence and officaluat north of Dr. Corbon'a
main street. ithons. Pa.
i 110 TELS.
HENRY lIOUSE. Main ht.; next corner month
." 1 . of Bridge street. New house and now
j urniture throughout. The prbprictor has
. spared neither pains or expense in making his
Mite' first-class and respectfully solicits a share
et public patronage. Ideals at all hours. Terms
reasonable. Largo Stable attached.
!mar 8 77 - WM. HENRY.
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TETATKINS POST: O. 68. G. A. R. ' Bleats
VV every Saturday evening. at Military 11111.
CEO. V. MIER, Cpmmander. I
J. R. EirrainuF. Adjutant. feb 7; 79
riIIYSTAL LODGE, NO. 57.. Meets at. N. of P.
11 - all every Monday evening at 7:30. In
surance $2,000. Benefits $3.00 per weok. Aver
age annual cost, 5 years experience, $ll.
is It. B.ITTRIDGII. Reporter,
JESsE WAITELL. JR.. Dictator. feb 22.78
-011,11)1 , 01ID LODGE, N 0.167, I. 0. 0:F. Meet
In Odd Fellow's Hall, ev'eryllonclay evening
at 7 o'clock. WARIILIII RILL, Noble Grand.
,June 12,75
POST, F. E. No. 32 Second street All orders
will receive prompt attention. June 12,75
k- 1 The SPRING TERM will begin Monday
April 3, 1542. For catalogue or other Infer
thation, address or call on the Principal.
July 19,78 Towanda. Pa.
lETELLIAMS; EDWARD. Praitical Plumber
v v and Gas Fitter. Place of In:wines% in Bier
cur Block next door to Journal office opposite•
Public Square. Plumbing. Gas Pitting, - Repiir..
ng Pumps of all kinds. and all kinds of Gearing
romptly attended to. All wanting work In his
no should give him w call. july 27,11
RaIiSELL., 0. 8, (fieneral Insurance Agency,
: Towanda. P. Office in Whitcomb's Book
And isadMne of His '
A farm of fifty acres, loafed in the Wyson val•
Icy. aye minutes drive from Borne borough
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The best show ever here.—Pittsburg Daily Leader, May 23.
Eltposition of Living" Wonders
Endtmous Metropolitan . Menageries—
inked. 40 Blazoned Cages of Wild Beasts.
Positiiely the largest collection of extremely
Rare Wild Annimaht with any exhibition on.
the continent The largest living WHITE
NILE' HIPPOPOTAMUS ever imported—a
tige shambling river horse the terror of all
aurians—claimed 'by many Theologians and
Zoogrephers to be identical with the Behemoth
of the Bible. A pair of 'MAJESTIC GI
RAFFES, broken in harnesS and drawing Ro
nan etariots c -- N , $lOO,OOO invested in more than
tons-of educated flesh. A monster all-rep
tsenting herd of
winding twice the largest animal known to
Ist, the famous old India war- elephant,
XEILYF_S," / several inches taller • and the
Waviest animal ever on this continents; said to
over 200 years of age. - AlSo the Midget
twice the smallest full grown elephant over ,
yen. .
sls,ooo—the greateSts of nil fcature—sls'oo the first and only genuine " Lion Slayer," the Only mama] of its kind ever on Exhi 4
=itition in this or as o th ercountry. You W ill see the great 1 -
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You will see the Sirrliam ColoSsus, Cynocepha the rive ton performing Me . k Rhinocieros, an Arctic Polar Mammoths.
'lYou will see features never before witnessed 'with other exhibition on earth.,
Elks driven . Tandem in the .
Streets; • _Performing I .Axabian 2.1...%t •i›, s ,
Dromedaries, Zebras trained to .4i',li•'':
Perform' .bierriiihle Feats, Lap,- '.',; . ,‘z,,4
_Hurdle Racing ReindZier; .'4-4 . i-.W..'; \ '
a Gtiintie Riding Cynocephalus.l - ,::•.,:-.V*,_* ,
Performing Dens of Hyenas, a;' ~„,, . .N , ,, ; ,.‘
Selii,6l of Learned Seals,.... Per- .—:'..,-', zT'.. , ki-.).'''
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forming Den of • _ ` ~='t... \ ~':'-41
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Tigers LiOnS i *. „,, , ,g \k„. , , \` , .N . :,..,....
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A Pair of African Ela
Cavalcade - of narteen
log ' Kentucky Thorou,
The largest - number of t
Beautiful and, Best
Horses in the World, at
than a whole show alO
-A complete andimns i
lection of
JAMES c: Fours.
• Towidsds Ps
HeadefLby the King Laugh-maker,
" ,lorma.a.rt s py
The Low Comedy Bear, 1` BRUNO. - Steam Air-Ship in . openition 'outside free to all. The
Sheik's Return from. Conquest. A Quarter of a Million Street Parade. 'Three Superb
Martial Musical Brigades The New Leviathan Stearn , Band, ii . .,4-Woieed Jubilee Chords;
always Exhibiting Just "krlukt, it Advertises.
Ow Ti c ket Admits, to all Advertised Shows.
Children Undart Nine Years Half Price.
TWO GRAND EXHI.I3ITIONS DAILY. It controb Million's,- backed by pio ns nunv, and
so far as it ! is concerned, no other show ertists.
IiNT-A..:iVEBTi - V; '-..,-JITLY --,":sth,
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Its 'Like May Never Again be Seen_
Of all Amusement Organmati9ns, Panoplied in
Positively Coining, and will exhibit, in allits vast' entirety at
An animal never before exhibited in Amei•iea. The first and onV
D.-or exhibitetton this continent. The only genuine
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, mg Zo ologicall . lirondertl
You will see Willis Cobb's original and only Ilinaiure Circus of
Led by the great Pironate and Somersault
Champion . of the World,
World Famed Four and Six Horse
Champion Artists of the Tripple Bar.
Equestrian Bouquet. Illustrious by'
Led by the Great and Only " ORRIN 7 7I
Wboqe salary exceeds that of an five so-called champions cm this continent
6.470.:' Monkeys.
6 - ,
op all: Railroads.
Freatest living .Horne-wqman on Earth,
The Only and Inimitable
Bicyclists of the Nineteenth Cgutury,
Wondeiful Performances on thein-
Wire, 60!eet in the air, holds Thou
of Peuplean Breathless Awe.
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SHALL inpriVALlPll . . '
I %bait n(q. wait in desists nig
Thou spnrelini Thy tibleier 711:yebild;
While gram, in sieniunsteetidestingindi,
Through earth and bee*deserver ton),
I shil sot want; my dlifteitutithe
Thy lotto eons aballfilrettitlisbt;
• WhiMprmasso asowid* Wm.
Mid cheer me with dlvinit*fmos...
1 otOill not tint;.rigiktoonsiteso • - -1
lir mil Mail olothiorlikelorions dams.
bloodAmohmd robe slialbe more Mir
Tian 6srmollts I,lMis of dear.
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I obeli not want; wltategefli good,
Of deny bread or angeljhod i , .' .
Shall to my hither% eldld*ianre
So long se earth of heanitdadaro. . .
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'Ur It wrong to Mot"
Of On shimmering
But go answer &Nisi
A roundelay gay as
She aaked the sun, bar,
811 saucy nice from the
And kissed her cheeks #ll tleay air" bUllleaV .
end a tear of resattorfdliamed tier eye,
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She uted the wind as it earniqroni ths south
The selfsame queation.
Fora zephyr sprang up Ind kissed bier mouth
. And ruby red Ups tali Unpin's:wed allanze.
She asked a youth wholsol ciplinead *long.
And the moral question sailiorired in a tees;
For he answered: "0, matdeir;it may be wont,
But"—here ho proved it—"ll4 very nice V
It the sea and SUL and soft sonth wind
Kissed unmelested by boll* ban
Where the heart is eager, and lips and mind
Artenot reluctant; why shonitlal man!
kipeelsl Correspondenco of, Philsilephis Press
ATHENS, PA., May 25:1—Juat now a
ride over the Lehigh Valley . Rai!toad,
particularly that Porting'. which altirta
the north branch. of the,Busquehaona
and passes-through ' the highly-cultivat-
ed'and pole - anus county of Brritord;. is
exceedingly plieuieet: . .Many very pret-
ty and thrifty little towns are passed;
and the wal-ketot farms show that' their
owners are industrious agriculturists.
One of the most attractive* towns on the
northern border of the cunnty, within
few hundred yards of ' ! ‘the New York
line, is Athena, and as it has a history
of more than ordinary interest, let us
"stop oil" for
_a day so that we.may
learn voincthing about' the important
events Which transpired , here and the
distinguished men who once dwelt
within its horded:
i t
• Athens issituated at _ Vonfinence of
the Sn , quehanna and Tioga, or Oho
.mung, iivers, *id in the , early pad of
the century - the spot Was known as
Tioga Point, Which - means the meeting
of the Waters.' +a far back as 1737, the
celebrated inteiproter and Indian agent,
Conrad Weiser, *lade his first visit to
the Six Nations. ftie Indian town at the
point then being,.called Diahoga,' Which
was the most extensive aboriginal set
tlement in the State of Pennsylvania,
north of Shamokin. Here the ipaths
diverged, that to Genesee and Niagara
folloWing u., the Tioga, while that to
Ohrindaga followed for some distance
further, up the Susquehanna. The first
white man who settled here was named
John Record, and hey came early in the
summer of 1778. It was at this place in
that year that Butler, and t perhaps
Brandt, with their English and:lndians,
came together f'r the purpOse mak
ing their descent on Wyoming, and
hither they returned after theihassacre.
In 1778, Colonel Hartley, with a force
of four hundred men, came as far North
as ibis, place and burned Tioga and
Qneen, Esther's palace and towns ,In
the following year, during the first ex
pedition against the Indians, General
Sullivan made Tioga _the base of his.
operations. He ascended the river, ar
riving here with 3,500 men on the 11th
of August, and erected block houses and
a stockade extending across the penin
sula from river to river. called Fort
Sullivan. General Clinton pushed
across the country from Albany to
Otsego Lake , with 1,0 men, and float
ed down the Snsquefianna, uniting his
forces with Sullivan. , The whole army
lay herb until the' 27th, when it went on
its march, of devastation, leaving Tioga
a military station whence Sullivan 'de.
rived hisimpplies and to which he sent
his wounded. The expedition returned
here victorious; and on the 4th of
October the fort w.s demolished and
the unny went down the river to Wyom
In 1783. white adventurers and •pio-.
neera crept up the river as ler ae Tioga
Point and settled. In 1785, Mathias
Hollenback, of Wilkes-Barre, opened a
trading-hem here for the purpose of
trading with the Indians. In May,
1786, the Susquehanna Company
isstied'y a grant for a township
to be called Athens, and in
May and June of that year, it was sur
veyed, and the village plat laid out by
CelOnel Johti Jenkins, Colonel John
Franklin and - Colonel Elinlis Satterlee.
The site cif the village was granted by
Perinsylvanin,'MaY, 174785, to Josiah
Lockhart, of tincairter. the land being
_within the purchase from
the Indhmsfof October, 1784, hut the
first settlements Wire made under the
title by gew England peo
ple. A few settlers now came in and
established themselves here. Colonel'
Franklin built a house in 1787, and was
intending to settle here, but the same
year he was arrested for high treason
against the State Of Pennsylvania,' and
continued in irons in Philadelphia. It
was alleged by. the Connecticut sealers.
of -whom he mu the recognhsed leader,
that he wits about to erect a new State
in Northern Pennsylvania, with. Frank-.
lin as Governor. Vs was detained in
prison nearly two years, and !remedial
tit' after his release 1789, returned
and settle& permanently :in Athens.
Many of . the cWiginal aettlai were the
most Prominent among the early
, .
users, and they bad' all served in' Os
war, and were in Wyoming during the
Yankee and
. Pennamits troubts, sad
had also visited the place with General
From this tillift fortkilhe
settlement grew steadily but aldsrly.
Atheniwai incorporated .as a IMinugh
4(18324 and now has a population of
nearly two thousand. The village is a
pretty on, and contains a number of
idiom° residences, and is welkaup
plied with • churches and schools.
The name of Tioga Point 0001: never
I,lave given Owe to; that of ... 1 4.tbens.
The feistier), nature of the miming=
lugs and geograptuleal , posltier
test against such a aininA its*
add -
general ap
pearance and character of the place.
The children of the forest exercised far
more common sense and practical wis
dom in tbeapplication of DUMB to rivers
and hications, than man of education
and advanced civilization. Campbell
opuld haveaupplemented his imniortnl
poem on the beauties of Wyoming with
stanzas quite as expressive of natural
grandeur. wiser and sublimity,
.Lad he
familiarized himself with this charming
locality, second to none in this roman
portion portion of William Penn's
dominions. Nature was indeed genet:-
one of her gifts when she reared these
stately mountains,, foimed these wind
ing streams and fruitful grounds. No
wonder snob a favored spot became an
object of desire and a source of context
, tion at an early period in the history of
Northern Pennsylvania, and that the
Indian was reluctant to yield up his
hunting,ground, while the whites were
quite as anxious -to place it under culti
vation to make it a home for themselves
and . their descendents.
Yoars before Elmira was settled this
was recognized as a prominent trading
point for miles around, supplying the
people with: oods in exchange for pro
duce. John Arnot, while gave =Loh life
and character to _Elmira, proving in
strumental in starting that city on the
highway to positive growth and a self
sustaining series of industries that now
give support and comfort to an active,
enterprising, industrious people; first
bleated at Tioga Point, With the inten-
tion of making it his perniabent home,
Unfortunately, however, for Athens,
failing to' receive, that sympathy aa
heasty co-opeiatioa in'his contemplated
projects designed to develop° the re
sources of the sountry-hy enlarging its
business influence; be removed to . Et=
mire. where his labors- have been sin
permanent and beneficial in their re-
Low often a trival event and
alight misunderstanding carries_with it
far-reaching infhiences affecting the en-,
tire life of individuals, and communities.'
Impressed with its advantages, however,
as a trading station, Mathias Holten
back, a man indentifled with the com
mercial interests ,of northern Pennsyl
vania and southein New York, reaching
from Wilkes• Barre to dsego, made this
an importan9ease of operations, and fo r d
years the **aback store was a noted
institution, thl; iuhabitanta for . miles
around seeking., its marketable resoni
c, He was suceisafill in - his business .
/m undertakings, arnashig, a large fortune,
- proving the Astor of thin valley, gather
iug at alrseasons and from ;all classes;
devasting wars, failure of :crops and
disarrangement of those agencies that
'work for goodo appeared to only aug--
went his resources, and to-day-the name
of Hollenback is synomomons with the
name of one whom earthly p ossessions
are substantial and abundant: Mathias
Hollenback was a p r ominent man in
business circles, securing for himeelf in
fluence and reputation throughout, the
country. So , favorably was he kniman
that John Jacob Astor urged • him to
become a partner in the fur trade, an
enterprise that laid the foundation , of
that man's immense wealth, Mr. Hol
‘• •
lenback assigned' as a reason for not
making the venture with one so well
qualified to succeed in any great under
taking, that his . operations along the
Susquehanna required ail his time and
careful attention.
A treaty with the Indians, comprising
representatives from the Six Nations,
the Senecas, Oneidas, Onondagas,
Cayugas, Chippewati and Stockbridge
tribes, was concluded 'at this , point in
1790, affording an interesting chapter
in It local history. and so important
in its results as to materially affect ;the
welfare of this entire 'portion of•the
country. Recitals of this event take the
place of Arabian Night tales and • their
extravagant imaginings. Such a gather
ing was well calculated to excite the
youthful mind, impressing upon the
Memory in' durable outlines, the Indian
braves attired in fantastic wrappings
and headgear, with gleaming spears,
tomahawks and arrows, making their
desires known more clearly by actions
than verbal expressions. Such sights
were novel and impressive, as the move
ments of the plumed knights of the for
est, with painted • faces and gaudy trap
pings, were, calculated to inspire a'
and veneration.
Atter this treaty the white settler was
relieved in a great measure from appre
hensions of sadden danger. Bed Jacket
was it prominent -• chief, exerting a
powerful influence ever his savage sub
jects, and was the leading spirit in the
negotiations between the settlers and
the Indians.
During tie closing years of the , last
centuryend early years of the present,
Athena wak noted for its distillerim, no
less than sit being' busily engaged in
converting the products of the soil into
whisky. At that, time it was not con
sidered a disreputable business, and
persons of Character were tke pripcipal
parties engaged in its mannhicture., Its
pernicious effects. however, were forth
coming, many of the sons of those men
acquired intemperate habits that ruined
their constitutions and, made them
cnrsettither than a blaming. [Public
centime" it is gratilyingto know. bar
nada a radical: change. and the article
lave lOnger reccipaised among its pm,.
purrntounoritn strix cu. smuts. ,
Hon. Joshua B. Giddings:lh° :dirk}
zignished advocate of aptkt*TOTTEfli
timents, who stood among- the Ae t, 4 l :
the halls of Congreie„ battling • o
abolition of slavery, was s native citthiir
place, haying been bombe:l3 getobeikl
1795. Ilia paints; homiconw,4l4 oife
to Ohio when het was a child, -11.044
was there that he gained potation; mail
log the 1 1 7estein Baserre col
dhitrict noted , for its *Hy , to
Publican principl e s 'that
the Ntwoessof Lidoold
Die* General 01111balvliNiribes00*01-
aorof Witt distingiaished abojitipii.,447k`
ode, gained no little prestige and in
thence while representing that diliticti
Athens is proud of such a eon. -
Edward Herrick, far twenty
ars President Judge of ,this district,
made Athens his home. He was well
read in his profession, bringing to the
bench a mind well stored _ with legal
knowledge, and during all three years
proved an honest, judicious auc worthy
official, all those seeking protection re
ceiving full consideration at his hand
when giving official weight and author-
ity to decrees of the court. Relived to
an advanced age. Judge Herrick was
one, of the best appearing men of his
day. - His courtly
. address, dignified
manner and graceful' appearance when
at home, upon the bench or on the
street, all contributed to' complete a
character worthy to adorn any society
or station.
Hon. William'Etwell, the sale law
yer, distinguished jurist and pure mind
ed citizen, was a native of Athens, and
gained his first laure,la at the bar while
yet a young man. ' He .was associated
with the late Judge Williston, of this
place, for years; after. which he remov-
ed to Towanda, retraining there anti
bis elevation to the benoll'in Columbia
County. "Judg? Elwell is recognized as
ono of the soundest judges in the com
monwealth,' anti his opinions id many
important easesatre regarded as models
of legal knowledge. and they have been
rarely set aside by the Supreme Court.
Of late, his name has been mentioned
in connection with the Clovertio . rship of
the State, hie nomination 14ing urged
by the coining DemooratiefiState Con
caw= DISTEgatakEED , MIN-
Judga Williston ranked among the
ablest lawyers of Northern Pennsylva
nia, occupying at one time the office of
Judge... He wee a person of Alevont
piety anizealons as a Christian worker.
His memory is firmly held in the l he arta
of many who= recall his -- -virtues as,n
citizen . ;and ability as
. aa advocate and
judge. i
Among the original settlers o ' this
valley, who accomplished so much in
restoring law and order throughout the'
country, the names of Colonel Franklin;
Colonel Satterlee, Spalding and otheral
stand fi l ,the foreground. Those who
early ariede this valley their home were
of NewlEnglaud origin, bringing iiith
them those'elements of thrift and enter
prise so essential, in the development
and growth of a new country. •
The people anticipated great results
upon . the completinn of =tin North
Branch banal, a IMblic improvement
that cost milliontoi dollars, and should ,
have proved a permanent benefit. Its
history, however, comprises nut one
chapter, and, that one is filled 'lib
recital*. of disappointed, 'hopes land
large pecuoiary losses toindividualaand
the Commonwealth at largel The for
' mer in their failure to receive saran
' tages cotinted upon and the latter in
the prodigal outlay of 'large sums of
money. •
The, new impulse given by the loca
tion of important Works oonstructepaY
the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
at Sayre,. a porticin \ of old Atka4nsi
promities great results, and it is not
considered h'azardons in the least to el 5
pert of a "City on the Plains" in the
near futnre,with its dimensions on the'
North only limited)by the dividing line
between the . Em irs find KeystOne
States. Were it not for the artifidial
boundary, the flourishing borough of
Waverly, New. York, ' would long ago
have united its' interests with Athens
under the same laws and regulations.
Robert A. yacker, eon of the late
Asa Packer, has a palatial, home , at
Sayre, and makes thiii a principal point
in hit line of business. A/Located amid
fruitful fields, with induidrial interests
rapidly increasing,' and ample facilities
to reach the greater cities, Athens hopes
an epects 'to become an inland city,
se6ond to none in Northern Pennsyl
or Southern New 'York. Abun
dance of rich territory surrounds her,
and as the pecple 4 of Bradford county
are noted for their intelliience as well
I as thrift, there is tio 1 - ' - ;"sian why the ex
pectations of these mOdern Athenians
should not be realized' , before many
• more decades roll sway. 1 .
410161 4W LANOMITER.
we • -
Lots of, Dm in Him.
• - One of the members', of the Methodist
Conference held in Detroit was out; kir
walk at an early hour one morning, and
encountered a strapping big fellow wfr)
was drawings wagon to a blacksmith
shop. ,"
"Catch hold here and help me down
to the shop with. this wagon; and I'll
buy the whisky," called the big fellow.
"Ivaever drink," r: solemnly replied
the good man.
• •
you can take a cigar."
"I toyer smoke."
The man dropped the Wagon • tongue,
looked hard et the member, and asked:
.:. 4 .l)on'tyottokew V'?
"No, sir,". wat decided reply.
"TO must ' get mighty lonesome,"
mused the tainister,.;
•"I guess alli( light. I feel that
rate." - , •
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Pa ritiksov-esialbittosinatei.,
' ieliOtbetit! , Eatist
,;! t Coiaer . 6o l 4 4 PAW IR% tut up a little."
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al "Bast :14 'ff Viciiii l V E regified the
teanutter,aabe . edgetoff. 'Tiber's. the
mie In lying andnaying yon didn't bave
"toy fun in'you,-wben your chnek full of
O'L? You wanted, to break my back,
didn't you ?"—De,troit Free Press.
The Matchless Lisir of Chicago.
"You do not doubt me; Myrtle'?"
"Never t" exclaimed the girl, put
ting on her invisible net; as she spoke
and placing her bandoline bottle where
she would be sure to see it in the morn
The sun had glared down fiercely all
day upon the parched earth, and now
that night had come fife _ heat was even
more pppressive than ever, because the
cool Wind that had been wafted
. from
the lake during the day had died away.
It was a dreamy, sensuous, one-gauze
undershirt-and-no-vest evening, such as
one often notices while traveling in
"Yon have groat-faith in me, have
yon not, little one ?" Vivian McCarthy
said, taking the girl's off hand in his.
"Yes," replied Myrtle, -1 I- believe in
you with a child-like faith akin to that
which enables a boy to bite a - pie in the
dark, and I lope you with a deep tender
ness and fair loyalty that can never die."
"Ltd would you believe anything -I
told you 2" Vivian murmured,
the'dimpled hand that lay in his..
—Looking at him with her. Starry eyes,
in which - there gleamed a holy love
light, the girl replied, slowly, and with
infinite pathos: "I would believe you
every word, no matter "what you told
"Then,'tEtaid Vivian, while a baleful
light shot from his .near eye, "there-is
no fie cream in Chicago."
For an. instant, dazed by the shock,
ifyrtle did net speak. Bat presently
the ,voice, of her heart found echo in
"I can never leave you now, she
whispered. "There cannot be another
such liar in all the wide, wide, world."
—Chicago Tribune.
, All Talk and no Ice. ream.
'Do you Jove me, Rupert?'
The soft' rays of the evening sun were
limning the rocking treetops with a,
hallow of golden splendor; the zepbyrs
of the night were kissing into somno
lence the flowers thiit by day hademiled
in•the meadows; the doves nestled their
downy heads under their wings, little
wotting that the halcyon days of pot
pies would soon be present;, while the
fold man had the bull-dog out in the
earn putting a wire edge on his teeth.
Such is the chromo that presents itself
'to the rapidly dying reader; Esmezel
'da W. Pike was not handsome, but her
manner bad that Blythe fullvete about
it peculiar to boarding-hottee gravy.
As she stood there. Underneath the
lindens, diessed in a filmy costume of
fly-On-the-butter silk, ' her • lily-white
hand toying with Thipert Simpson's
- mustache.-one must needs look- lizice
to see whUt it was. •
yon love me?' the girl asked
again, choking back. a sob that was
welling up from the last glass - of soda - -
water she had taken.
Rupert did not speak for some time.
He was trying to frame a reply, but
could not find a 'frame' to suit him.
After a moment hie answer came in
slow, dactylic cadence, with . accent on
'the ante-penult: • _
'How Can you ask me this question,
Esmereldn? My whole life, as you must
know, is a bright tin-pan which reflects
your every humor. My very eiistance
depends on eating liberally, (sleeping
prodigally, and seeing you between
'.Without you what UM
• Thegirl gave it up.
!Yee,. darling,' continued. Rupert, 'if
we can only put up a job on the old'
man, we will speed away to parts „nu...
known. Once in the open country-L.',
At this point the dog's' chain broke.
Let us draw a veil - over the victure.--
thicago Tribune.. ,
A German paper says that a roof can
be made fireproof by covering it'with a
mixture of litne, salt and weed ashes, I
adding ti,little lampblack to give it a
_color. This not only guards
against fire, it i 3 claimed, but also in ar
measure prev ‘ ents,decay.
The clippings of sole leather in New
England shoe factories, - which were
formerly considered worthless, are now
converted• into buttons for clothes and
fancy tack-heads fur upholstering, and
the sursoundidg country is. relieied of
the peculiar and inpleasant odor foi•
merly Sneed by burning the scrape.
To clean Marble, mix . one:quarter of a
pound oi soft soap with the same of
pounded whiting, one ounce of soda,
and a piece of atone blue the size of a
walnut; boil thesei together for fifteen,
minutes, and t then. -while , hot, rub it
over the marble with a 'piece of ,flannel
andleave it on for - twenty-four hours;
then wash it Oft with clean water, and
polish the marble with o piece. of coarse
flannel, or, what is better, a piece , of an
old hat: • - •
Tha following formula for the' manu
lactate of luminous paint is given in
Haney'a Journal: "Tatesorater shells
and clean them with warm water; put
theAk,i l 4 dr.. 2 44; fiat( vikavtb9PF , .
the end of that ticap take thearoak.aad
let them cool. When !tape cool *wind
the*.4o.- and 41 1 0,46rAty, IMO
parts, as they ara of: ack, age:. Pat
, 11 9991ra0r in. a .thileitder :.altanattei
isomerof.,sophrg. ~rat -911
~the lidmul cement wittsimmtraideiiato ti , -
a at#! paiteinth Nei.: When dry, put
inmate-Ikb and: - hehi - (!torlsPdhour:: ,
.the Aprodsovettitlst
tr r ip.
Ni 1':)
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'if lt'.wltl gam Witter, t
thin applications are hetes:. 'plan one
thick one.: . This will give a paint -that
will remain luminous far into , the night,
provided it is exposed to the light dar
ing the day: I ' . •
Does a gunsmith who
eredit charge it?
•I'll absike you for the quinine.' said
the ague to the vietim.---Lowell Citizen.
An old' whalesman being asked if he
liked the" harp,- said yes, if it was a
harpoon :
It takes a girl about four hours longer"
to wash the frontyindows of the hduse
than the back windows.—Newmrt
, 111
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IWaO a Tear, hi, Athale&
- 4. thought, a deeire may shoot
through The heart, scorching it as much
as any deefi of wrong-doing, Though nci
eyes:ever saw the mark it left,' an . evil
thought, making one dumb While oth
ers sing. ,
'Look here,' said an indignant Austin
tenant to his lanllord, "there's a eat in
the cistern of that house you rented
me.' 'ls it-dead?' 'Yes.' Then it will
° not - disturb you at night, so I will hava
to raise your rent fire dollars ,on that
oeconnt.—Texas Siftings. .
The composer Hellmsberger, of Vi
enna, one noticed a well-knt.wn dra
matic author laughing du - ring one of
his performance's, after the concert he
met him and asked: 'Why did
laugh white I played? Did yon' `
see me laugh at your come-dies!'—Boer
son 6onriei. '
• ,
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Wryer' pretend to' know" n thing
that I do , not," remarkea7 Brown.
"Wh I don't know a thing ij. 64- at
..i"I don't know." "A
per cOurse," said - Fogg; "'but "how
monotonous your , conversation, must
be."—Boston Transcript.
One of the eolored pupils at Hampton
(Va.) institnteAllustrated the opposite _
meanings of ',pro" and "con" by giv- -
ing as examples progress and congresi.
He had evidently been reading the pro--
eeedings of the present sessicin.—[De - -
troit Free Press.
The way we live old
cbapPle, 'what die the doctor say?' 1 0h,
said I was to give up tea and take
Planty of rest, and all that. Mean to.'
'But what die he say about big cigm;
and brandies and sodas in the , morning,
and an 'Ob,, didn't' mention it.
Fact hr—never asked himr—ranch.
When they lit up the new, Eddy
stone, the other day; and of course
banqueted, the Duke' o Edinbiirg, a
sly dog, who will have his joke, pro
posed as a. toste, !The American Navy.'.
NOW let some other Pritishei piopose
a toast to 'The . American Merchant
Marine,' and Uncle_ Sam will come
-pretty nigh getting fighting mad. This
twitting oni facts 'isn't patlicularly
relishable.-Chioago Tithes.
-In vain, alaal . in vain: 3liss Spinks
(fishing, and expecting the obvious
reply)—'Ab, Mr. Poodlesby, they say -
That beauty was the role among the .
Greeks, while with tuft is an exception.'
Poodlesby(thinking of Poodlesby)—'Ah
—really, now, I defy any one to look
round this room and - say that ugliness
is not tie exception,' Miss S. [casting
agckiri]-11. hope you do • not consider me
one of the exceptions4Mr. Poodlesby?'
P. ' [absently]—Ah, eueptioni prove
the rule, you know; prod the rule--
provti the rule,'—lfitivard Lampoon. -
Uncle _lke was one day riding a mule,
had a negro boy bebitid him: "Tell
yen what, Ung Ike, 'possum mighty
good thing," said the boy. _"Yas,
lis," said Uncle Ike, as the mule struck
a brisk trot
.'"SRecially when you got_
lots o' gravy wid him." Uncle Ike was
silent, but seemed restless. "An' when
you got some rOssta'taters to sop in de
gravy," said boy, 'Uncle Ikaused
his switch with nervous enerm'and the
mule increased his speed to a gallop.
"Yes, Ung Ike, when de 'possum right
brown; an' ile gravy dreamt!' out an'-="
"Yen abet youi mouf, you little fool !
You'll make die mule ran off an' kilt na
boat.''—Little Rock Gazette: -
A _ stranger, who had been making
some purchases in Moses Sehambrivg's
emporium - on Austin avenue, left his
umbielli in the store, whereupon one of
the clerks, who bad only been in
store a feW days, picked up the umbrella
and Nis about to ran after the stranger
and return it to him.
'Let, me see dot nmprella, said hlcise,
whereupon itwas handed to him.
abimminy gracious, dot. vas _a
silk umbrella: Chug put dat avay per
hind de calicos yore nopody sill stum
ble over it and preak his neck. _
- But 1 want to give •it back' to - the
owner,' Vemonstratedibe clerk.
'Mine Godt, does you vent to make a
stranger susbect dot Austin merchants
have got no pisliness cabaeity. If you
gives hini7dot nmpreila pskik he wonld
ose all'confidenee in our pishness ea-,
Texas Siftings. •
"Wells' Health-Renewer" iestores health
and. 'vigor, curei Distlepoo• jr^^uNnce,
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