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writ ..TA4 130IZO,
. A. le: BARNES, EDITOR.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, ika:
EEitBLICAN STATE TIC*ET:
. YOR FUDGE OF BUPREME ,
ISAAC O. aontox, ovelieritontedimty.
• FOB UNIT rIEWEtlin,
potillitT W. /srnotrz, otidllegh
.ToirN t.iinTerirtx, otloto,
FOR RUMMY, -
STEPHEN BOWEN', at Atorriel Ron.
LEVI 13. thifETV4 of Jackson
' . Von AVIIITOII,
OH AIILF r i h". VEt , of Liberty.
POD. 3111 Alt COST MIMS.%
EDWARD A. FISH, of Welleboro
onEs ROBERTS. of Knoxville
An Address to Itepuillow.
wELtspono, Oct. 4, 1.873:
,To the Republicans of Tioga County :'•
• The County Committee tdisires to cal
your attention tithe importance of secur
lug a full and un ted vote for all our candi
1. Because every candidate is worthy the
support of the party.
'2. Because the defeat of a single candi
date, or his election by a largely diminished
majority, would seriously affect the unity
and success of the party in the future.•, The
existence of any political party largely de
pends upon preserving its organization in
tact. Our opponents know this well, and
will strain every nerve to encourage disaf
fection. They know that a breach made
now is likely to become wider in the future.
Efforts are directed mainly to the defeat.
of our candidate for Simiff. Much misrep
resentation is being used to accomplish this
end./ Various stories are circulated, differ
ing in different localities, but all largely or
wholly without foundation. It is difficult,
if nut impossible, to contradict effectively
all the misstatements which have been anti
arc being made to secure the election of the
Thirnocratic candidate for Sheriff. But your
committee fee! entirely warranted in rec
otnmending Mr. Stephen Bowen as an intel
ligent and competent man, who possesses
the estt;em and confidence of his immediate
neigitbdrst as a consistent Republican; and,
in short, as one who should be- supported
by every' Republican voter.
Wt therefore earnestly urge upon every
man who values the success of the princi
ples represented by the Republican organi
zation, now and in the future, not only to
vote for the entire ticket personally, but to
Use his utmost influence to secure the vote
of acre Republican for all our candidates,
without a single exception.
Oen Rep. Co. Con.
, N. T. CIIANDLKU,
Cle'n, Rep. Co: Curia. fir 1872
/ The undersigned, Republican voters of
rtioga county, fully concur in the sentiments
of the above address, and earnestly urge
united action at the polls in support of-the
H. W. Williams,
N. F. Wilson,
F. H. Itobinson,
Jolin R. Bowen,
A. E. Niles,
C. B. Halley,'
W. A. Stow.,
Hobt. C. Cox,
D. L. Doane,
A. B. Horton,
Without reference to ourselves, we fully
concur in the above.
Gold closed in New York on Saturday at
Remember that the election is next Tues
day, and that it is every man's duty to vote
Four the convicted Modocs, Captain
Jack, Jim, Boston Charlie, and Behonehin,
were executed by hanging at Fort Klamath
last Friday morning.
In one little week we shall all be able to
see just how much the arithmeticil argu
ments of the asiomaPc heavy-weight who
lies been pitching into Mr. Mitchell have
"effected" the voters of Tioga county.
Captain Buddington and his party, sun
vivors of the Polaris expedition, arrived off
New York. last Saturday. While coming up
the bay the party were taken off the steamer
by, a government vessel, which left for
Washington the same afternoon with_the
Mr. Mitchell's assaihints are engaged In a
vigorous tight with the school ma'auns all
over the county,—. 7 they are trying to make
the people believe Olt 4,000 is a greater
number than 7,504: We predict that the
school ma'ams Will come put seiveral lengths
One of Mr. Mitchell's enentiesll s he
"ignored the wishes of his constituency"
last winter. No, sir ! Th,►t was just what
you wanted him to do, and Just what he
dichet do. Ile followed the wishes of his
constituency of the whole county, and thdt
is what makes you so mad at him now. I
"Now we assume as an axiom in political
ethics that had there been no more than
1,000 petitioners, be was bound al a faith- v
ful Representative to have sent tbe questioni
to the people." Just tentetnber that there
were 7,500 men who requested their Repro,
sentative fiat to do so, and then consider the
above ethical gein from the pen of one of
Mr. Mitchell's assailants.
The Reptiblicans of Tioga county are
s ure of au ample majority for their whole
ticket next Tuesday, if they will only come
out and vote. We therefore urge each one
of them to vote, and to see that his neigh=
hors vote the whole ticket. Some of our
enemies hope, because Uri § is an "off-year,"
to catch the Republican hosts off their guard.
Let us disappoint them.
Four thousand people ask a member of
the Legislature to do a certain thing. Sev
en thousand five hundred people ask him
not to do that very thing. What hi heto do
Mr. Mitchell's personal enemies say he
should ignore the wishes of the '7,500 and
gratify the 4,0001 Mr. Mitchell thinks the
majority should control—even in - Tioga
county. The people will say what they
think about it on the 14th of October. ,
The Willhelm i index is certain that we
havn been ordered by the "ring" to sup
port Bowen, while the little Clique of dis
tressed "statesmen" who arc trying to play
n double same with that gentleman at Tioga
Arc coelauro that the aforesaid "ring"
,oppospd to Bowen! Well,
,aiTancit to suit
;yourselves, gentlemen; and' in We mean
-time the Aorveroll will go about its bud
mess, prospering under the direction of the
ring" of two that has controlled these col
cumns ever i Cince the first day of septembef,
1.872, as axiomatic "atateipp.mi" ignyned
sun& to his disgust about that date.
While Mr. , .ilitchell ;‘Viis at the,,front dur
ing the war' , riSking his health and life in
the service of his viinutry, his present : peq
sonal,enenales at Tioga Were safe, at home
nankingtmoney, end • some of thet'n 'simply
ensconced in fat offices which they-held by
lappal - fa' foment . nnder- the poionmept::•-,And
now some of - theee emu?. gentieinen,..who
have never yet induced the people to , place
them In any position of trust or honor, are
sneering at Hon. John I Mitchell 1 Inter
esting, Isn't hi.
I—The tickets for the election -next Tuesday
have been printed , and some of them al-
ready distributed. We would advise our
friends In the several districts to reserve
about a third of the number sent them un
cut.tind ur+lded until election day. .It .fre :
queptly happenslitat when - they'are all .dis-
tributed in the morning *so many Ire lost and
wasted during the day that the supply runs
short before the 'polls close, and it is well
to be prepared for such an emergency.. - An
ample supply will be sent to each - district,
but they should be'used, - not throWn away.
We trust our Westfield friend will not' lay
awake bights grieving over our ". war upon
temperance." We think our record 'upon
that question is pretty well known: We be ,
Bove we have done as much for the promo
lion of temperance/and are prepared to do
as much to-day to/advance that good cause,
as—well, as, Or Democratic critic, for
'stance. But Welcan't for the life of us see
how temperance is to be promoted by elect
ing the Democratic ticket or any part of iL
And we know some of the strongest and
most judicious temperance men in the coun
ty agree witliva on this point.
The Westfield hdex should know by this
time that the Aorrteron has very definite
views on all - public questions, and is in the
habit of -expresSing its opinions in plain
English whenever any practical good- is to
be accomplished thereby. 1 - Nobody who
reads these columns can imagine for a mo
ment that we need to be " intervidwed" by
any man to inthice. us
. to support Republi
can candidates—even if they arcei - not of the
II stamp ,
Nobody is deceived in the Aorr .Tort.
does not profess neutrality clevro months
in the year to catch subscribers, and drop
the mask on the twelfth because it has been
" interviewed" by some anxious candidate.
Hugh Young. ,
J. E. Fish,
11. 1. Van Horn,
K. Kimball, -
J. B. Potter.
.1. C. Strang,
E. J. Purple,
; 11. H. Amber.
• A. P. Barnes;
J. L. Robinson,.
J. I. Bsoard.
Jno. I. Mitchell,
Y. A. nab.
That paper goes on to say that "if, upon
an examination, it appears that fully four
sevenths of a county are in favor of any
measure, he, their representative, should
lSy aside personal interests and'do their
bidding." The fact was, 'as_we have alrea
dy shown, that 7,500 of Mr. Mitchell's con
stituents asked him last winter to act in one
way, and—if we are to credit the assertions
of his enemies—but 4,000 asked him to act
in another way. Mr. Mitchell did there
upon do the bidding of the 7,600, and yet
the index blames him for doing the bidding
of an overwhelmine majority of his constit
uents and declining to do that of a minor
ity. The Index says, "It is presumable
that the people know their wants, and it is
certainly in poor taste for a representative
go Idisregard the prayer of a majority of
Mr. Willitelm's newspaper advocate has
dropped the kid-glove argument. Wl:l . j4on't
hear so much about they perfect gentle
, we did. The .?ntTex now admits
that "so far as the candidates for gheriff
are concerned, either kill probably mike
good and faithful officer." This being so,
it would seem to follow that the Index hopes
for Mr. Willhelm's election either because
he is a Democrat or because 'he is, in every
sense a gentleman." Either of these rea
sons may, be good enough-for that sheet;
but put them both together and they make
a mighty poor claim for Republican votes--,
especially as Mr. BoWen's enemies admit
that he will make t, good and faithful officer.
The Westfield index says, " The AGITA
TOR indorses Men !who fought during the
rebellion to destroy our Government; yes,
more thatr that,—starved and murdered our
soldiers." We confess we don't know what
this means. We know that since the, AGI
TATOR came into the hands of its present
proprietors it has indorsed no such men,
and we don't believe that it ever did so be
fore that time. We believe the AGITATOR
has always condemned, as it does to day
condemn, not only the men wlio fought to
destroy the Government, but the meaner
men who stayed at home and sympathized
with the traitors, rejoicing more or less
openly in the disasters :of our armies and
sneering at their successes. For all this lat
ter class of men the AGITATOR has not only
condemnation, but, an invincible contempt,
even though some of them may come up to
the indar's standard as "in every sense gen
tlemen." And• this is the main reason the
AcurrATou thinks Republicans should not
vote for Willhelm. But We are curious. to
see cir critic try to prove his sweeping ac-
A Misleading Index.
Our friend of the Index is developing his
non-political charatter very rapidly. He
publishes a column and a quarter of sophis
try against Mr. Mitchell in
.his last week's
issue. The fallacies of his argument are so
self-evident that it is hardly worth while to
waste ink in exposinithem; but we select
a few sample points for brief comment.
He says: "It seems to us that the only
manner in which a' representative can de
termine the wishes of his constituents is by
an examination of the petitions and remon
strances which they may be pleased to send
him." And so it seems to us. But the In
dex has read the correspondence on which
it comments to little purpose if it pas not
already learned that Mr. Mitchell nerer re
ceived any petitions from bis constituents in
favor of division—unless the letter'signed
by F. E. Smith and four others, which we
pUblished last week, may be regarded in
that light: It seems that some persons told
him that they had the petitions of 4,000
men in favor of division; but they refused
to let Mr. Mitchell examine those petitions,
though requested to do so.. They also re
fu•zett to compare the . petitions with the , re
monstrances, althongli requested to do that.
They finally pocketed the petitions and car
ried them off; and' Mr. Mitchell doesn't
- know to this day ,x•liether there were 4,000,[
or even 400 names, on their paper. And
now these men 'who suppressed those peti
tions are crying out that. Mi.. Mitchell has
denied the right of petition! Surely, the
Intic.r. is not quit le so silly as to echo th a t
But if Mr. Mitchell did not sec the peti
tions, he did sec and examine the remon
strances, and found over 0,200 names upon
them at that time, of which number several
hundred stated that they had signed the ffe
titions under misapprehension anti that they
desired to remonstrate. There is no denial
of these facts from any quarter. si) the
case stands thus: Mr. Mitchell's ccithtitu=
ents sent him remonstrances signed by more
than 0,200 men, and a petition signed by 5
men, and , an oral statement that 4,000 oth
ers had signed the petition also. Mr. Mitch
ell did determine the wishes of his
uents by an examinatihn of the petitions
and remonstrances which they were pleased
to send him, just as the Index agrees with
us that he should have done. This being the
case, we don't quite understand the Index's
condemnation of Mr. Mitchell.
~ ` s~i~.
thent." frons - it igin , A; ? hitt
don%gn enOtigh: tiOl' uttl} in
poor taste, Ana; i.
iteci4olly, NV till t r,..
representnti‘ : _c , to' tlittregorti, t p fay tTof '
itiajority,'of has Conittlticints.: 'yet' the,
Index": is' nOW - cOndittiipiiii• o it cltell ,he
untie ho did not (lisi'lv:attlt t!itiyer„fir - ,
'NO Of them' to grnnt 11w , , pi nyer v id
Surebri - ,t113:8 Deniottltic :264i4 does nOvoint,
the way in which fairlithided men ecnrWajk.-
, . . ,
Last week,Mon.dliOn. JOlMl..Mitchelt ii
sent a letter 16 his.Tioga,assallants, the nib-.
stance - of which Will..
be • fOund printed be'-
low. It is - a full and able refutidiOn .Of, the
one sided arguinenta of 'his personal crities;
an although somewhat' lengthy,
,it . ,:will' be
. , , . ~ •
-fours deeply latereiitind.!- l'ire'liieve• allowed
Mi. Mitchell's-enemies to tell theirtwn,sto
ries in their own way in our . eounma,
now we itSk 'every - reader , to cansider :care
fully his reply•to them-all:, : - . „ ,
, . • .
You publish one Of my let t . ers relating to the
question of dividing the county and renewing
the county seat to Tioga, mid promise to gist
your readers the balance of the correspond=
enee. I think it Oroper for the people to know
the facts, ,and have no dotibt the le t I ers'w iIV ,
give new lightto your - readers; I therefore be :
speak .for ahem- a careful- reading.' Very
much has been Said upon this subject, much ,
that is untrue or calculated to• mislead,- and 1
it is well for those who desire to know the
truth to forget, at least for the moment, till:
mere reports and give their minds to a can
consideration of this correspondence.
Let me say that you misprint an impor
tant part of the first letter of Mr. Smith arid
others' to. me, dated February 0, 1873.
Where your copy.reads,."•and for the town
and boro of Tioga to build_ the county
buildings," the original, which I now have
before.me, .reads," and for bonding the town
and boro of Tioga to build the county build
ings." This letter is in the handwriting of
F. E. Smith, Esq., and isthe only letter of
that date upon this subject received by:me.
You also print the name ." T. L. Baldwin"
as ogc of the signers of that letter, while
the dire I have has not his namesuhseribed.
Why or by whom these chang,es were made
it is not for me to say. L. i i proper, bow
ever, -that the proposition, as made, should
be correctly stated, that the people, and par
ticularly the taxpayers of Tioga township
and borough, may know what it is. - * I%
Perhaps the proposition to bond the towel
ship apd borough would not be acceptable
to the voters, who, would have to pay the
bonds by taxes upon all alike, whether te
village land owner or thd country farm r,
rerining thirty or forty fears; while, to p y
the interest merely, would 7 eeessitate an annal
tax apout as,-large as all the local taxes neito
paid or all purposes,
, In your lending article last week you say,
r But this model statesman (meaning me?)
and erudite legislator concluded he would
ignore the people who made him, and would
disregard the prayer. of the , paltry• number
of 4,000 taxpayers, and take upon himself
the responsibility of knowing and saying
what the people wanted and . hould or
should not do. We are inform that he
denies this, and boldly charges that the gen
tlemen who visited Harrisburg have I cd,
and that he never refused to have the mater
submitted to the people." . '
No, sir; I did not ignore the peopk who
"made" me. I was elected Representative,
and for my election .am grateful to my
friends in , every part of the county. Ido
not look upon the opee I hold as a oirr, but
Wirer as a trust, and a trust confided to me as
well by the 0,000 who opposed the Dega more
meat as by the 4,000 who favored it. I was
not the representative of Wellsboro, or Tio
ga, merely, but of the whole county. As
such it was my duty to listen to the popular
voice. No section had , a superior, but all
an equal right to be heard upon any ques.
tion involving the common interest. ' There
fore I said from the eArst: lam not author
ized to act upon ft question of so grave con
sequence not at !Mlle in the election, unless
directed to do so by a decided majority of
the people. This is the substance of the_
answer 'I gave Messrs. Smith and others
when I met them at Elmira on my way to
Harrisburg. I was blamed by some for say- 1
ing even' this mulch, but I never doubted the
correctness of this rule for the control of a
Representative. The right of petition is in
herent and indefeasible; it is the medium
for the - expression of sentiment by the p o- 1
pie upon questions arising after the elect on
of their representatives. But upon all ques-
Lions there are two sides—the affirmative'
and the negative; and if there be a right of
petition for, there is also an equal right, of
remonstrance against, them. We say the
majority shall rule: "The greatest good's
the greatest number." f " The will of the
people is the supreme law"; and
_that will is
ascertained by the weight of sentiment r l—
When ascertained, it is-presumed to be tke
will of all, for the government 4of all, and
every good eitizen•cheerfully submits td i it. ,
But you say I took the responsibility upon
Myself and ignored the wishes of my cbn
stituency. On the contrary, sir, I refuse( to
take the responsibility upon myself, cast it v on
the people themselves, and thereby sought to as
certain the tcishes of my constituency. The
op ople of Tioga made a proposition to di
p de the county and remove the county s at;
they alleged that the majority were in fa or
it; they proposed to cut off more - ttan
el.enth of the county, and to do this t ey
u,st - secure a majority of all the peopl of
the county, for in the end the question ust
have been submitted to a vote. They ad
the affirmative; and it was-for them to sow
a clear majority. How did they attemp to
do this? By petitions of the people. T ey
procured a large number of nanies;'w err
they came to Harrisburg they claims tor
have about 4,000 petitioners. I have t ieir
word for this, and only that, for they ear:
ried the petitions home with them without
giving me any opportunity to examine them,
The Wellsboro people then claimed over
6,000 renionstrants. Both parties alleged
that many of these names were wrongfully
procured and ought not to be counted; both
said that some had since signed the other
way, and the Wellsboro people claimed flint
a large number had signed remonstrahees
stating that they had been misled in signing
the. petitions. _ I repeatedly proposed a joint
meeting of both parties for a hearing upon
the'petitions and remonstrances, and each
time the Tioga committee refused, while
the 'other side expressed a willingnes to
meet them. ,
How, then, can it be tinthfully said ; at
I "ignored the wishes' of my eonstitue ts"
when I pimply refused to pass a law deco nil
ed by same 4,000 and objected to by ver
6,000? stating the case most favorably for
Tioga. '-‘," Tioga claimed "about 4,000" in
the lette4 to me of February.6th. W Ils
boro then claimed over 0,000, among W om
it was-alleged were many who had first sign
ed among the 4,000. I afterward examihed
the remonstrances, which were then 'left
with me, and found there were over 6, 0 00 ,
names upon them, and several hundred Ra
ted that they had signed the petitions uncl4
t i t
mipp rehension, and that they desired to
remon rate. At that time' jhe Wellsboro
peopl had not completed their canvass, had
'heir committee then stated that fact to ire,
and said they would have at Wrist a thou
sand more. Since then lam informed that
they procured over 1,200 additional. And
on my return from Harrisburg - J - was &Moat
•daily spoken to, and sometimes thanked,lfor
refusing to pass the law, by good men who
had first signed in favor of it. I have
to find one man outside of Tioga who Win
- me for this; when the facts are stated. "
sober second thought of our people c
demns the moi einent overwhelmingly, when
they understand that it involves a proposi
tion to give away about one-third of the
whole county, and with it about $B,OOO tax
annually—a• sum sufficient to pay one-t ird
the county expenses. . Many who would
like to favor Tioga as a county seat say they
are not willing to give up so much W I , re
move it thither. Letit be remembered that
lam simply giving the opinions of others
expressed to me. I took no part in the don
test; I left it solely and entirely to the Peo•
ple; my own feelings or interests we're not
allowed to.aflect my course. Had it - been a
Million dollarsin my pocket, I would Inot
hare passed the law against the express
~wishes of my constituents. Had the peopbe
"elairly decided to submit it to a vote, I shOuld
undoubtedly be abused •to-day fn Wellsboroj . as
I now am in 7ioga, for I 'should have passed
the law if possible. When the subject Was
first, mentioned to me, I regretted that such
a morment was contemplated during my
term in the Legislature. This was natural,
though it may have been selfish. But when
the .responsibility come, I accepted it pubes
itatingly, as was my duty. If any supposed
that I would make my official power as a
mere agent of the people subservient to any
local er personal interest, they mistook ',1)1B
woefully._ Anything I have to give I Will
freely give to my friends, •but I will not be
tray a trust for any. .In private affairs your
bUsiness men at Tioga ,would not, in my
opinion, ask any man to do so muchL nor
do I believe any onQ of them in my place
would - have done what they asked of me i ,'
Mr. Mite&ll to,His Assailants
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' '::But yOu'iitiy:.l-"NowW
.e iiSkume.as n i i . f ix.
iota in:political:ethics,' l bat :I lair. I 4e reli4ii
air were Titan :,1;0097 - iitaitionera, = -he ' was
bonnd es 'e faithful-RetireSentailve -to hay . e
Sent the que_Si hie' tei i . rthe:_ peliiile.'":`•- This:;is,
all-Axiom -wily:, 14 , #86ifintia(m.; ,foi r d it i n i,j ?
itotit - single;ratsini.te.siiiiport it in this letter
Tin& nitide the issite,','aial vent lii 0i:4 , 40:-
it by petition. - Had_ there been`-eo'et t p o si- -
titin,' : thin• " aiiiiiii" 'Would liereaionablc—
it, would-be tee -u fef grimOti;:taiit,"be 'Self-.
,evident._ That is, if Atlionianil pet ition' for
ens r n in, and_it is, knowii , ationig the jample'
tbill,PUCh . petitii)n 'lsllhr:tied:end no oppo.si:,
than'ep p eara, it is reasortablo'.AU_,preSitnik.
thatnt tenet, a large InakritY;ftre, in favor of.
ir... , 'Not,'Sit in this case:. in law a thing not
iri:beinglannei be granted ? -certainlynet a
tiling not conceived. , When Iwaalasteleet
ed thialliing was not even- conceived in the
public tiiiiidt:therefore the Power to
it forth wan riot intended to,ho vested Wine
by popular grant at-the tune of m y election.;
'l,f - 1 had,that.power, it must lisr , implied 'As'
apptirtemint to the office. A- large number
',of people at Wellsborci-voted for me at that
:electioit,.and ' , it - ,eannut,fairly be preaumed
Oat they. did no. expecting' Inc -,to do • any
thing (award the removal of the countyseat
from that placettt TiogA, 'Therefore,,f say,
it cannot be tanned with reason-that I was
elected for any such purpose,: Of OurSt - I
had power to act upon this as upon "all,sib
jecte not prohibited by the Constitution,
whether -contemplated -at the - time of _my
election or nut; but I yea responsible for
the abuse 9f that-power-to the people who
invested me with it. Hence I felt' that in a
Matter Of so great consequence to them.: - I
ought not to act, with* instructions; - r aad.
I said I would not. .I was merely an 4gent
with limited power's; the people were my prin
cipals ; and although I Might • act Without
their adVice, yet,, as they, were to be most
affected ; it-was but proper that I should , re;
fuse to act Without their directions to'dci so.
Thus it was that I considered ' the office I
held a trust, and not a gift—not from a part
only, but from all the people. Had it been
a gift, • when" once bestowed I. could have
done with it as I pleased--t-could have-hand
ed it over to the 4;000, (though many of
them afterward' directed me not to do so,)
to 400, or to 40----to Tioga or to Gaines. I
might have resorted to the Caesarian meth
od to.bring forth, this-thing in embryo, but
I am opposed to the method save in despe
rate cases, and in all where the patient ob
jects. There was no great hurry in this
case; we- had survived since 1806, when the
county was formed and the county seat lo
cated at Wellsboro; we had heard our fath
ers tell of campaigns to the county seat
equal to "Burnside 's Mud March"; we had
lived till the pioneers had nearly i l all sunk
into their graves, and had inherited avast
' deal of -their labor in good roads; we had
not waited in vain even for capital to push
the railroad to our present county sea.,—
and really I did not think this case soad
that there was not time for counsel, th e we
could not wait for the doctor. So I id,
Let us hear frontthe people. And thi is
how "he ignored the wishes of the pee e,"
and how . ; he did "take the responsibility
upon him of knowing and saying what the
people wanted and should or should not do,P.
-- . All your people asked, indeed 'all they
could ask of me, was to favor a submission
to a vote, for, as before stated, I was an
agent with peivers prohibited by the Con
stitution, and among these prohibited pow
ers I find the following: "No county shall'
be divided by a line cutting off over one
tentli.of its population (either to forme new
county or otherwise) without the exprds_as
sent of such county by a vote of the elect
ors thereof." [See Article 12 Coast. I'a.]
The letter of February 6th to me states the
object of the visit of the writers thereof to
be " for the purpose of procuring the pass
age of an act of the Legislature giving the
people of Tioga county the right.to' decide
by ballot," &c. Therefore they petitioned for
a vote of the people, and a majority of the peo
ple themselves remonetratod .against it. They
had the right to remonstrate, and 'it wa,s not for
ate, who in my , officio; capacity was ilie mere,
servant of the people, to ask them why ,they did
remonstrate. "Servants obey your Masters."-
They may have a thousand reasons, for re
monstrating, and whether .they had
or few, it was my duty to obey in a matter
which must finally be decided by them.—
Had there- been no trial, had there been
simply a respectable showing without. oppo
sition, then I might well have exercised ray
own discretion about submitting it to a vote,
so far as I was concerned; but I refused to
exercise ?,bat discretion on my own mere
will, and the Tioga people went to work un
derthe rule that they must show a "deci
ded =jollity" in their favor; and now, if
they did not get that majority, why blame
me? and if they had such majority, why
did they not show it? Why did they not
join issue with the other side in the joint
hearing proposed? Why did they say, "Oh,
we have the majority," and then refuse to
show it even to me? Why put petitions of
the people who prayed the passage of the
law into their pockets, and then say I - de-.
nied them the right of petition?
They asked a vote at "the next general
election." When is that election? It is
now nearly at hand. Whet), at the confer
ence I had with them at the Lochieil House,
I finally said to them that there was no use
of further discussion, (it was then after 12
o'clock at night,) I told them that if -'they de
sired to hare a rote upon it, which was4clt they
asked, they could do so at this election by nomi
nating an unobjectionable man upon that issue.
They said it would relieve me from respon
sibility to pass the law, and so you say.,
That is very well for those who favored it;
but what could I have said to the 0,000 who
said "No, sir, we forbid; We have been-To
the trouble of settling this matter once, and
that is enough." Of course it was disagree
able for ma to bp urged by those who had
been my liferlong friends to do a thing
~ which 1 thought was wrong. I felt that
c they ought not, to ask me to do it in,soplain
a case. But, sir, you mistake my, present
feeling upon this' subject when you declare
that " John I. Mitchell may with truth ex
claim, at the present time, ' The situation
is painful to me, indeed.'" Remarkably .
comfortable, sir, on the contrary. It is true
I pity the confusion of some of my old
friends at Tioga; but then I think they will
recover gradually. " The Lord tempers the
wind to the shorn lamb."
Neither have I charged " that the gentle
men who:visited Ilarrisbarg have lied." I
have said - that some of the stories afloat,
purporting to come throngh t h is source, are
'lien. For instance: "That I had sold out
to Welisboro, body and breeches," as one
classical gentleman is reported to have said;
or as you say, " that the _honorable gentle
man sold himself and his-constituents for-a
renomination and the support of the Dem
ocratic party." What constituents? the
4,000 or the 6,000? And as you say else
where, in substance, what I have also heard
as current at Tioga on the return of the Ti
oga committee, that "ft long and a sleepless
.night with earnest prayer and supplication
was had (by the Wellsboro committee) With
our Member," I may as well say that I nev
er was present at any time at Harrisbing at
shy such meeting. I saw a' portion of the
Wellsboro gentlemen in a committee room
in the afternoon for not more than three
,This House was in session, and I
did not oven sit down.' I simplytold them
what I had already said to the Tioga people:
"Unless it shall appear to my patisfactipp
that a decided majority favor tire movement,
I Shall not."
I should not notice any of these thin s
abut for the persistent efforts which hav
been made to mislead my old friends at Ti r
oga. I felt. that I could afford to welt, and
that some day they might know the truth.
I had no desire to go back to Harrisburg
till I felt that I had been misrepresented;
then, as there seemed to be pretty general
expectation that I should be a candidate ? , 'I
anOunced that I would be, and was nomi
nated without opposition. Ido not attrib
ute!this result to my personal, influence, by
any means; it is simply the indorsement of
my ;course last winter. Some who favored
that movement justify my action, and con-.
sider the matter settled. In. my judgment
it is'best to consider it so. It is worse than
folly to keep pp local strife in spite. For
my own part, I have no animosities to
avenge, no ill-will to indulge, no bad wish
for any; all these passions are reflexive and
self-destroying, as well for communities as
individuals; life is too - short, its end too cer
tain, and the future too mysterious, for in
dulgence of any of them. In public affairs
we should certainly be able to stand on op
posite sides, content to disagree. Respect- I
fully yours. Jiro. 1. liirrcii,ELL.
oila NEW.TORX LETTER. .
Itn i- ,
nE•OPENING OF TIIF, I STOOF. vwp .
MORE 111100KLTIc FRAUDS—THE S lA, V
ITALIAN'S REARING ISIONIT?tIENTS—A quf Fas.
Npw YQRx, Oct. 4, 1873
The deepest interest prevailed In the street
at the opening of the Stock Exchange. The
closest interest attached to it, and the possi-,
bilities or probabilities of what the , Lltif:
would bring forth were eagerly talked over
and discussed. There was
citernent, incident to the opening of the ,,
Board., though the lower was denseV
i .V -' 'f' t:"1 ---. ' - b'
paelied,wit 1 num ertt A tt, ons., oyo tneati4:
'few' tvell4itiled :rental: tw,; , intAlin 'oeeitidOn; '
eolith - MO dealept to bt tefitauvio•-iiit4 : Joo:,_ ,
.liv.eailld begged them l o_liS!+ist.,, one , inpther• ,
, sotar askoossible,•2.:-J Wilew ; ', , yrdes il4d` v ,g,,,
,lici.., then 'li;tid, - Wite.W.t he rig
'businese , of .bu ying l'rifi;sellineiiiiiiii7: eti.
usual, 'save wi,lt Witte eiceptieti Oat fOrAiree:
,04 . 131, 6:6 defaulting - ,C.Ontracts:Will'he closed;
•Out. , ,:bymien :Side orj, purchase '" under:' the
fule.:"• • -•:In lieubl this, any ettsw:of default'
will he reported to commmittee of three,
' by Witettn* 'a fair - price
,i4-regulate - tire'j fur- :
/fishing 441 proper security - will-`.be dediticd
on for the'settlement .of contracts of
vents. Under such . eoricesSions to • liouse4
npt in the strongest shape, it is ',hoped - and,
'believed that Matter's will be sPeedily'regn
aid and . preceed in the nsuatway, withotit
riecessitatinglite reckless,'sacrificing- of se: ,
curities that 'characterized the early days - Of
the • panic. • A, - conservative • feelin g ,-: wits
evinced in the transaetioati:Ot the tnerniug; -
,and much' less• excitement was witnessed ;
than Might be reasonably expected; or than'
* are called upon- to witnesst in- ordinary
days of moderate 'activity. -
The fashionable form' of amusement is •
the city of ; churches,. just now, , is Investiga. •
tion. Private citizens undertake it by fifties
and by hundreds: Public officers enter into
it by committees, after relieving thernielves
of a large. number Of buncombe,specChes.
it will not •do to say that this thirst for
knowledge - is manifested suspiciously-near
the time - for, election, for honest , people:
should be glad when rascality is exposed at
any season of the year. In Brooklyn the
investigation is at its hight,
,and the , situa
tion is lively. The financial operations of •
the Trust Company are still talked'_ about,
though it -is not easy to gaiwaccess to the
books of , that close vorporation. All this
affords lively week-day, amusement to the
citizen who owns no property, but is un
pleasant to 'the taxpayer, and reflects se
verely on the sensational preachers who
have charge of our sister•city, on ,SUndaya.
Are there no.great lights of the pulpit who
can yet be added to its galaxy? SoMething
must be done to reform the financial Morals
of Brooklyn, or the name " Ci yof Church
es" will become a e ! 41 .joke.
. It seems strange that while ‘. e as a people
are so given to rearing: Monti eats :to de
parted greatness, it should h ve been left
for Our Italian residents to first suggest the
erection oea statue to him whose indomita
ble courage and perseverance added a con
tinent to the civilized world. The injustice
which gave',to that continent the name of
another who but followed, where Columbus
had,led, can never be atoned for. But it is
notloo late for us, as Americans, to testify
by our co-operation in the enterprise our
appreciation as a people- of that heroism
which carried the Italian discoverer through , -
a wilderness of untraversed seas to the emit.:
ing shores of San Salvador. •
. _ 4
Lately there was a queer occurrence in
the Court, of General Sessions. Tile 'fore
man of a jury before whom a boy had been
tried on a charge of stealing a quantity of
coffin plates announced a verdict of:" not
guilty." A moment pr two later it'was dis
covered that, ten of the jury believed the
boy, "guilty." But meanwhile the youthful
scamp, seizing his opportunity, had disap
peared with - lightning speed, and justice
was thus cheate.d of her deserts.
.A gold salver, containing a thousand gold
pieces, was recently openly displayed at a'
wedding party. Notwithstanding that, the
bridegroom knew there was a detective
among the guests. But it was in London,
not in New York. . , - PEARL.
The bullion in the Bank of England has
declined £1,904,000 during the past week.
A grand:lndian council .of the chiefs of
the Six Nations was in session at Brantford,
Canada, last week, - •
A dispatch from London states that the
s ecie shipment, to New York by last Wed
n sday's steames was £244,000 sterling.
At New Caledonia, where Henri Roche
' rt is confined, the prisoners are !lying by
hundreds of "scurvy/ Rochefort, always a
delicate man, cannot be expected 0 escape.
During a fight between a target-excursion
and the police near Jersey City on' Wednes
day ten of the police and twenty of i the riot
ers were injured. ,
Owing to the inability of the Chesapeake
and Ohio and other railroad companies to
pay for engines ordered at present, the Dan
forth works at Patterson, N. J., expected
to lay off one or two hundred more inn
last week. --
J. H. Young, nmay-order clerk in the
Brooklyn post office, land some funds are
• The President expects to attend the annu
al re-union of-the 4.raty of Tennessee at
Toledo„phio,.on the 15th and 16th inst.
The total amount of money received at
the Treasury during the last fiscal year, for
deposit in the conscience fund, was $25,-
A dispatch' from Lynchburg state that
the tobacco crop now being speurad in Vir
ginia is The best that has been raised in that
State for years.
The Scranton llepublzenn has reliable 'as"
surauces that the Republicans will achieve
very decisive victories in Schuylkill and
Carbon counties at the ensuing election. -
A.dispatch from London states that the
price of coal is steadily advancing in Eng
At an auction sale of Midland Railroad
bonds in Jersey City last Tuesday only from
five to twentyfive cents on the dollar• was
Tim NonVegian settlements in, Knox coun
ty, Nebraska, have applied to ithe General
Government for protectionj against hostile
The receipts of grain at Buffslo for the
past month aggregate 12,389,000 bushels,
and from January Ist to September 30th,
1873, nearly 50,000,000 bushels.
A dispatch from Berlin states that finan
cial troubles are expected in Germany.—
French stocks and bank shares are not sale
able, and some have fallen as much as 20
per cent. There is some talk, of govern
Count de Chanihord, in a letter to his sup
porters in France, says his' object. is the un
ion of parties in France and a restbrntion of
her glory, greatness, and prosperity. He
repudiates any intention of introditcing ex
treme- roa_etive measures or of attacking
Don Carlos, as King of tipain, has issued
postage stamps bearing his portrait.
John Bright on Tuesday last received the
seals of the Duchy of Lancaster, and was
formally installed as a ,cabinet officer.
At a meeting of Conservatives at Madrid,
Spain', last Tuesday ; at which Marshal Ser
rano and Admrral 'Fond.° were present, res
olutions supporting the Government and re
jecting an alliance with the Radicals were
The public debt statement shows a reduc
tion of $1,901,407 16 during the past
Paton & Co., one ofthe oldest dry goods
houses in New York, temporarily suspended
A, Stephens, Cashier of the St. Louis Mu
? Mal Life linsuranen company, has disap
The Post Office Department reports the ac-
cumulation of postal cards ahead of the or
derei, for the first time since their introdue
The President has annointed '4dward C.
Kegley Postmaster at pittsburgh, yiee
4lohn Stewart, suspended under the ten
. Dispatches from airsections of Spain rep
resent that a much better feeling prevails.—
Tha re establishment of discipline In the
arm) , has served to. estore confidence in the'
• I c4.bilify,:eof the Government to suppress all
The t4lice of the" Commissioner Of Pen
sions is overwhelmedty th 9 Ismmtwr of
applications foriacrease In the invalid divi
sion, growing out of the results of ibe
cent biennial examinations, and by the great
inutpltpr of claims caused by' the
provisions of section nine of- the act of od
of Mareb, 7673 . , which provides' for an in
crease vu acvonnt of children not hereto
fore inoitided.- '''Tite 'force of the °We nit
inadequate to Meet the pressing dernands,
and, Osumi - tits must bye patient till thp work
''‘';' ,= ,' ,., ,'' , f , ,%, - iii . ,:' , :?; 4 ,:rye, ,, !;' ,. ,:`: . '..: 1 ';';: .- !';:, , '--:'?',',c`,;; -. ? , ::•' -1, Y',?.!': -, S . ',,!.'''.' , 7' - z.T.!,.. - =',._:_1t . ,'-':'-"P,:1 - .;' . /1,:1,1,:',.''.', - :7t'41'1.k
NEWS OP THE WEEK.
': - . -, 411 6 , 64 re seventeen deaths limn: yellow;
fever 'at fiiiiiiixTiOrtl*sti Vriany - i'and-twenj;p•
one in rig'Onfilila tbelainie:iiity,:•":,-_-'.; ;',,.-. ,_ r
- ii - leldki4ti'vfiiiiii Ofi''' - gmoty . ,;7::fim...ntnia',
*as received last Yridsji;:tisking - if,ltwiiiitd;
not': tie lidvisahle to send , 0;9 00 rali o o 7,- P
-SliKeVeliorti.Tor,.thiiAltie of" thes - ufti*ii toilie. ,
ry '9'serkilhent'atYpric6,%iritliciut wniOntfnr
th usual ',Ol - lidni foirinV,'-'.::: - . \ - '...:'''''';', '. :1.2- ','''.: ''.7.
- - 'IN itiiiibb 6, 'fionf 81.::: . jIt4'6iBinirg• - reprirt
that rupture lair occurred 'in __the relations
between ,the Governments ',cif PruSsia arid:
:Lilian, growing:_ept of -tke'onestion:,4.pro
iiriet:Oriihiti--'df. _ti, :plijilciii ' of the 'Sagluiliori
islands.' , - ~ . , --- :, - --, '
Ativiceg from Ohio ssy that ctindid-Dem
oeratg ndnitt that the attempt „to _run:Witt
-Allen forl4twerner on old-Cushioned Demo
cratic., principles is: n':complete:
.There is tiointerest whatever in the cativiiis,
}Mt" the ;re•election f of GovertiklicriTs,. is
certain: • •
Las - Thursday a - petition was filed 'in the
Supreme. Conn of the District of Columbia
in the nume,of , Clifford Arrick, agatnet. Jay
Cooke and other. members of the .firm, to
fore° "them into involuntary;bankrupt_c,y.—
The - petition wits presented to' Judge -Ham
piney, who granted the usual warrant re
quiring the parties to appear Friday, Oeto•
her I.oth, and answer why they should not
im , adjudged bankrupts.
The town of Lampasas, Texas, was hum-,
dated on Saturday week by the sudden, rise
in a creek that flows through" the place.-- ,
The water was 'so swift that some twenty
houses were • carried - away, including the
post office and contents. Six persons are
known to have heen drowned. 1
A - Fort_Brie - (Ontario) dispatch: stiYs the
last stone of the International Bridge was
laid last Friday afternoon. The bridge will
be completed and ready for trains to cross
on the 27th.
France is, on the eve, perhaps, of one.of
the greatest, political struggles in her histo
ry. The battle will begin with the opening
of the Assembly, when an attempt by the
majority will be made to proclaim a mon
archy. Ex-Press ent 'niers has been warn
ed of the neappproaeh of the trouble, and
will be prompt r y
on hand at the Assembly
ready to battle manfully for the Republic.
The President issued orders some days
ago for the commutation of the sentences of
Slolux and 13arneho, of the Modoe prison
ers, from hanging to luiprisonment for life
at Itleatrass lslancl, Situ Francisco harbor,
on the ground that they were not chiefs,
but stood in the position of private soldiers
obeying the orders of Captain Jack.
The Pope last Thursday, in an address to
a delegation of three hundred of the faith
ful, used the followhig words: "Confusion
has entered the enemy's camp. They strive
to induce me to leave Rome, but I never
The steamshirltaly took $250,000 In bul
lion from Liverpool for New York last
Thursday, and the steamships Baltic and .
City of Ptris '4525,000. The steamship
Prussia, which :leo tett Liverpool the same
day for Montreal, carried out, $430,000;
The funeral services over the remains of
the late Rear Admiral John A. Winslow
took place last Friday in St. John's Episco•
pal church, Boston . Highlands, and at the
close the remains were taken to Forest Hill
The syipments of grain during the last
few days stave been very large, and the re
ceipts at New York' have also been corres
pondingly heavy. The ocean steamers and
sailing vessels which cleared on Saturday
week took out 491,383 bushels of wheat and
33,809 bushels of corn; the aggregate, count
ing the other grains, being. ff 25,192 bushels
that went out of New York to foreign ports
on that day.
The Massachusetts Temperance ;
met in Boston last Tuesday. The Secretary
announced that the platform of the Alli
ance was total abstinence for the individual
and prohibition for the State. Resolutions.
were adopted demanding the impartial en
forcement of the prohibitory laws, and a
committee appointed to inquire as to l the
legal redress against the State and mu ici
pal officers who fail to enforce such laWs.
On Friday and Saturday lasi the gauge of
the Grarid Trunk Railway between Strat
ford, and Montreal was to. be changed from
its present width of five feet six inches to
make it conform to the standard American
gauge. 'lL'Wft.9 expected the entire change
would be effected in time to allow the regu
lar rail Way communication oh Monday.—
The distance from Stratford to Montreal is
Carrie Colver, a handsome servant girl in
Columbus, 0., while returning to her home
last Tuesday night about• ten o'clock, was
seized by a party of men in a thickly set
tled portion of the city and held while chlo
roform was administered until she was in
sensible. She was then taken to some place,
she does not remember where, and was hor
ribly outraged. T.he
_girl was foiled next
morning in an insensible - condition on the
porch of a house. -----
Co). W. H. Wood, commanding at Fo - it
Richardson, Texas, reports that on the 13th
ultimo two citizens named Walker, 1 father
and son, were. killed by ,the Indians near
that fort and their bodies horribly mutila
ted. A body of troops are now in pursuit
of the murderers.
It is 'generally believed that the failure of
the insurgents to capture Alicante, Spain,
will cause the immediate surrender of Car
thagena, thus ending the insurrection.
The Carlists in the north of Spain have
recently met-with a series of damaging re
verses. Discontent and demoralization are
spreading in their ranks. In the mean time
the enthusiasm for the national cause is in
ci easing iii the northern proVinced.
An English dispatch says the latest ad
vices of the progress of the Ashantee war
are satisfactory'. The natives-are in.a state
of semi -starvation, and it ,is supposed they
are waiting for the end of the rainy season,
being tmable till then to Make "any move
Col. Cox, pension agent for the District
of Columbia, has recently paid four hun
dred pensions to American citizens residing
in England,:Scothind, Ireland, Wales, Prus
sia, France, and in many instances to pen-,
sioners residing on the islands of the Pacific
and Atlantic oceans. All these are paid by
bills of exchange. The United States is
'the - only Government that pays pensions to
citizens who have taken up their abodes in
other countries. ' .
Affairs in Hayti are troubled, and there
are strong fears of another revolution break
ing out before the completion of General
Nessage's term as President., The Reuse of
Representatives is at war iwith his Minis
ters, and the President ha 4, prorogued the
Chamber on account of this -opposition.—
The President refused to chtinge the Minis
try. The Government saysis quite pre
pared for any attempt to dist u rb the peace
Two children were killed near a school
house in Jersey City last week - Monday by
wild steers, who gored them to death. The
animals were being driven to a slaughter
The corner stone of St. Paul's Episcopal
Cathedral in Newark, N. J., was laid last
Monday week by Bi.shop Odenheimer with
appropriate solemnities in the presence of a
large number of people.
The Dominton Government has forward
ed a gold watch and $5OO to Rev. Mr. An
cient in acknowledgment of his gallant con
duct toward the passengers and crew of the
ill•fated steamer Atlantic.
The American Bible Union for a revision
of the Bible met in New York last Wednes
day. The following officers were elected:
President, Rev. Thomas Armitage; Secre
taries, Rev. W. H. Wrychoff and Wm. H.
Pendleton; Treasurer, Thos, Walter. The
Board of Managers repbried satisfactory
progress in revising the Bible, anttexpected
it to be finished this year. - Addresses were
delivered by -Rev. Benjamin Storrs, of Eng
land;Jtev. Dr. Armitage, Rev. Mr. Cath
cart, di' , 'Philadelphia, and others.
One• Legged Men
An ex-arnty officer, who last a leg slurincr
the recent civil war, has been so impresied
with the peculiarities of his situation and
the novel adventures and incidents growing
out of that situation that he -has written a
hook on the subject entitled "John Smith's
Funny Adventures on a Crutch." ft is pub
lished by 'lohn E. Potter. Co., Philadel
phia, and its eccentricity has given it a wide
Circulation. The author complains good
naturedly that he is looked upon 'as public
(property, and is almost bored to death by
the many Ingo' isitiye strangers ho meets in'
f l 4. up never," says he, "obtain a mo
ment's rest in any public pk e. I no sods = take a seat in a Oar, restaurant, or lecture
room than some one' near-me; whom I have
never seen before, intrOduCes himself Will ,
the stereotyped remark, '1 See,,, you've met
with a tafortune;' and - on my assenting
proceeds to ask the follOWing questions: .
"'Did you rase your -Watt' in. battle—
What battle?' Aida cannonball take heft?
Aop ball, ebg d i‘l5PQ),* it OW 41
Did artery? Did rbit tbe bone?
Did it-break - it?: Did Afterward fled 'the
boil?. ,Was _ it;crual~ed .mit.'of - shaper Did
'yolf *Oa Walk Off the
"field?. 'l 4 l-4io - ,edfriedgtfaytifft -, Did ',yeti feel
much:;rialifik3-::11 - dwkleng ,-7 , after', - yon • were
Wounded'tillleTwa4rtpurate - d?
_,Who per - -
terniedthaoperatiOnt: 7 Did .you"take chit),
.rorAfilif= to sleep? - '- - And
feel rite ;:operation?.;..lsiot even thp.:Sawipg,,of 41 . 19,b - One?, C o uld , ook:your
llinkliave - , been Ett a Watt - it taken,- ofr
right Where the - woulid was? Can you wear
,iui artificial leg?.,= , Wittild the , Covertnnent
furnish it "ir-yon, could? - - -Do you 'draw a
iiiindir7iloW Old are yini?
' -What' is your natne? - - 'Whitt;did you do be;
fare tile - war? - - .l)on't •yoU,Airten - wish you
- hadn't lost your 'lei? .I:ltyty• )does a - person
'feel wit Wu leg off ?_;,•, Does irlielito 'whens the
weather. changes? 'Would.-ypu rather lose
klek t►at}n,-au'aru ?. I hatto j?,..be - aid -persons
- say that'an amputated liwb Mill. feels as if
-it was ohi-is•that , sol- HoWdci you account
for that?' . ' „ _ -
• these questions, dear,publie; I have
answered thousands of times, and way have
to answer thoi3sands of times yet if nay mis
erable existence is lengthened - out for many,
years.. Imagine how it must torment me.—
lite - same old. questions, - toAne long since
devoid :of :interest, I must,meekly answer
over and over,again,' day by day, week by
week, year year! .Bow would you' like
to' continence ‘and.,relient the A. B‘Cs five
thousand times a day as long 'as - yoli - live?—
Be pleasant, wouldn't it?"
13 virtue of a writ of Venditioni Itxpotias'to me dl
ected, 1 will expOse at public sale, to the highest
and eat bidder, on the premises, on • Saturday, Octo
ber sth, 1873, at one o'clock p.m.. .
A piece or parcel of land- situated .in -Richmond
township, liOunded on-the south by land of L. Cass,
W. A. Lownsbury and Aaron Gillett, west by Sarah
L. Keen's lands, north by /ands of D. W. Gillott'and
heirs of Lloyd Gillett, and east by lands of D. 3. Butts
and ,A. 3. Knowlton; containing about seventy
acres, more or less, about 50 acres improved, with one
frame house; one frame barn, sheds and other out
buildings, and an apple or herd And other fruit trees
thereon. To be sold as the property of Charles Davis,
suit of S. W. Beach and T. U. Arnold for use of
ALSO—By virtue of another writ of Venditiont
pones to me direated,l shalliexpose at public sale, tothe
highest bidder, on the premises, on Monday, October
27th, 1873, at one o'clock p. ru.; a lot of land In Brook
field township, beginning at the northwest corner of
lot No. 120 of the allotment of Bingham lands in
Brookfield- township; thence south St rods;
east or nearly so 320 rods; thence north 54 rods;
thence west :120 rods to the place of-beginning; con
taining 180 acres, more or less, 80 acres improved,
with one frame house, one frame barn, and an apple
orchard and Other fruit trees theremi. To bb sold ad
the property of William O. Peas, cult of H. C. McKay.
October 7,1373.-3 t. : E. A. FISH, Sheriff. i
Examination of Teacher si
EXAMINATIONS for those desiring-to teach during
the year, will be held al the following places: ,
Liberty, (Block House), -Monday, Sept. 22, 1873:
Union, (Ogdensburg), Tuesday. " 23,
Blossburg. Wednesday, " 24, "
Covington, Thursday, " 25, "
hlansileld, (School House), Friday, • "P 726
Tidga, 1 __- . Saturday, "x.:27, "
Maintiburg, i ' Monday, ~ 1 --29,- "
Rutland,--- -Tuesday, " 30, "
Jackson, (Millertown), -- 'Wednesday, Oct, 1,
Lawrenceville, Thursday, " 2, "
Farmington, (0. 0. S. H.,) Friday, " -9,"
Nelson, Satiirday. •a 4,
Clymer. (Sabinsville), Monday, " 0,
flatues, (VenniDyes's), Tuesday, " 7,\ "1
Delmar, (Stony Fork), Wednesday, " £3,',.
Wellsboro, Thursday, 0 9, 0
Charleston, (Whitneyville), Friday, " 10, 0
Chatham (Shortsville), Saturday, " 11, 0
Brookfield, Monday, " '2O,
Westfield, Tuesday, - " 21, "
Knoxville, . Wednesday, ~ 22,
And at Knoxville the two following Saturdays.
Examinations to commence at 9 Et. m.
Teachers will provide themselves with foolscap
paper. pen and ink. School Directors and others are
earnestly invited to attend. Our Annual Institute will
be held in Welleboro upon the week commencing
Oct, 13. E. ItORTON,
Sept. 9, 187343
OF REAL ESTATE.
Estate of A. P. CONE, Deceased.
IN pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court of
Tioga county made the atliday of Jane, 1873, the
undersigned, Administrator of said estate,will, at the
Court House in Weilsboro, in said county, on
Friday the 31st day of October, 1873,
at ten o'clock a. m., expose to sale and sell the follow
ing described feu! estate:
Ile. I.—A lot of land in Wellsboro, Tioga county,
Pa., bounded ou the northwest by Water !street,
northeast by A. O. White, southeast, by Main street,
and southwest by Wain istreet; being-120 feet on Main
,street, and 250 feet on Water street; known as the
CONE TIoUSE lot.
Flo 2.—Also a lot of land in Wellsboro, boundo on
the northwest by lands formerly of L. I. - Nichols,
northeast by 0. E. Ellis, _southeast by Water .street,
and southwest by other lands of said estate, (No. 3);
the same being Gil feet wide on Water street.
No. 3.—Also a lot of laud in Wellaboro, bounded on
the northwest by lands formerly of L. I. Nichols,
northeast by other lands of said estate. (No. 2), south
east by Water street, and southwest by lands in pos 7
setision of R. a Webb; the same being 09.!i" foot on
Water street; together with an alloy 12 feet wide lead
ing from this lot to the highway leading from Water
street by Burin's ntery to Nichols street.
No. 4 —The undivided out-half of a lot of land in
Wellsboro, bounded on the northwest by Water street,
northeast by D. P. Roberts, southeast by Main street,
and southwest by Wright !..%; Batley; being 60 feet on
Main street and 250 feet deep; known as the " Bowen
A; Cone Block" lot. •
No. 5.—A. lot of land in Wellsboro, bounded on the
northwest by lands of James Kelley, northeast lsy O.
L. Wilcox. (formerly D. L. Deane,) southeast by 'Main
street, and southwest by Israel Richards; being 60
feet ou Main street; known as the Stevens lot.
No. 6.—A lot of land in Wellsbnro.-Lounded on the
northwest by Main street, northeast by Jacob-Broad
head, southeast by other . lands of said estate, and
by the Norris lot, (No. 7); being 127 feet on
Main street and 250 feet deep; known as the residence
of said decedent.
No. 7.—The undivided four-fifths of a lot of land in
We'labor°, bounded on the northwest by Main street,
northeast by other lands of said decedent's estate,
(No. 0), southeast by other lands of said estate, and
southwest by Laugher Bathe; being 90 feet on Main
street and 250 feet deep; known as the "Norris House"
No. B.—A lot of land in WeHaber°, bounded on the
north by lands of said estate, east by B, T. Van horn,
south by East Avenue,-and west by 8. B. Warriner;
being 78 feet wide on East Avenue and 200 feet deep.
No, 9.-A lot of landlin Wellaboro, bounded on the
north by other lauds of said estateg east by lands of
William Bache, south by East Avenue, and west by
lands of F. D. Fletcher; being 210 feet on East Ave
nue and 200 feet deep, and having four frame dwelling
houses thereon. This lot will be divided and sold in
parcels, each 60 feet wide on East Avenue.
No. 10.—A lot of land in Wisher°, bouted on the
northwest by lands of L. Bache, A. P. c ne, Jacob
Broadhead, Nathan Niles and Joseph licher Ile, north
by Joseph Riberolle and lands formerly of Erastus
Fellows, east by William Bache, south by, lota front
ing on East Avenue owned by 4. P. COTIQ, F, D. Fletch
er, Margaret Henry, Charles Fisher, C. F, Austin,
Elizabeth Maxwell, B. T. Van Horn, A. P. Cone, S. B
Warriner, Hugh Young. Mrs. D. H. Smith, and said
East Avenue; containing about four acres. This lot
will be divided and sold in parcels to suit the conve-
nience of purchasers.
No. 12.—A lot of land In Wellaboro, bounded on th:
north by lands formerly of Erastus Fellows, now 3 l.s.
Merolla, east by lands formerly of Caroline Asatin,
south by Austin street, and west by Bache of et; con
taining two acres of land, and comprisidg lot 5 on
Austiti street and lots 4,6, 8, 10, 12 and ,14 ou Beebe
street, according to the allotment of sfid 'Cone lands
in Wellaboro; excepting therefrom - lots Nos. 4 and 6,
sold by said A. P. Cpno to Margaret/Reese, situate at
the corner of Bache and Austin/streets; and being.
each 60 feet on Bache street an z e2oo feet deep.
No. 13.—A lot Of laud in Wellsboro, bounded on the
north by lands sold by sofa Cono to Lester Butler,
now Walter Sherwood, east by Bache street, south by
Thomas Davis, and wytit by William Bache; bring lot
No. 9 on Bache street, and being 60 feet wide and 180
No. 14. A lot of land in Wellsboro, bounded on the
north by ThomiaDavis, east by Bache street, south
by the we,t extension of Austin street, and west by
de of S. T. Roberts and Frank Smith; being 79 feet
Bache street and 180 feet deep.
No. 15.—A lot of land in Wellaboro, bounded on the
"llrth by the west extension of Austin street, east by
the street. and south by lands contracted to P. R.
‘lliams; being 51 feet ou Bache street. and running
back to an angle,
No. 17.—The undivided one-half part of all that lot
of land situate in Delmar township, in said county,
bounded on the north by warrant No. 1,678, east by
the west line of Charleston township, south by war
rant No. 1,582, and wept by warrant No. 1,539; being
a part of warrant No. 1.579; containing 600 acres; ex
cepting 100 acres owned by D. L. Deane,
No. 18.—A lot of land in Delmarrhounded north by
William Downer, east by the Stony. Fork road, and
south and west by Avery 'Gleason ;lacing eight redo
on said road and running l bae.,k 20 rod's-, containing
No. 21.—A lot of land in Wel;aboro; bounded on the
northwest by Main street, northeast by Samuel Dick
inson, southeast by John N. Bache, and southwest by
Philona Saunders; being 20 feet on Main street and
6232 feet deep; known as the Sherwood lot. •
No. 2L—A lot of land 'in Delmar, botincled on tho
north by the north line •of warrant No. 4,219 and
lands called the Johnson lot, east by said Johnson, lot
and S. 8. Packard, south by J. W. Inge:rick and Un
seated lands, and west by unseated lands; containing
53.8 acres, a part of warrant No. 4,209; known as the
S. B. Warriner lot.
No. 25.—A lot of land 6itnato in Delmar, beginning
at the southeast corner of the W. S. and L. S. Butler
lot; thence along a warrant line south 64 rods; thence
along S. S. Packard west 144 rods; thence by the War
liner let, north 26 rods, west 30 rods, and north 31.0
rodii; thence east les rode to the beginning; tiontain.
lug 61 acres; being a part of-Warrant No. 4,311).
No. 26.—A lot of land in Delmar, beginning at the
northwest corner of the W. fl, and L. S. Butler lot;
thencie by the same south 17334' rods; thence by other
lands of said estate wen 93 rods; thence by lands of
Lucinda Sabin north 74 rods; thence by Darius Ford
east 6444 and north 80 rods; thence by Leonard
Palmer east six rods, north 13,% rods; thence by Je
raeha Palmier east 27 rods to the beginning; contain
ing 65 acres; a part of warrant No. 1,543.
No. 27.-4 lot of land in Delmar, hounded on the
DOI th by the H. E. Simmons lot and F. Butler, east
by the E, R. Allen lot, south by A. P. Cone, and west
by lands formerly of James Coles and IL E. Sim
mons; containing, '5O acres; part of warrant 4,219;
called the Ensley Simmons lot.- •
No. 28.—A lot of land in Delmar, bounded on the
north by Ira F. Butler, east by the Ensley Simmons
lot, southwest by the West Branch and Stony Fork
creeks, and West by the Austin Lawton lot; contain.
ing 173,4 acres; called the tr, p. Simmotin lot; being
a part of warrant No. 4,219.
No. 33. -. The undivided three-fourths of a lot of
land in Delmar, beginning - at a beech, the west corner
thereof; thente by lands of William F.berente north,
4536 degrees east. 27 rode to a post'in the south side of
the King road; thence along said road south, 72.15; de
grecs east, 93 rods; thence along the new Stony Fork
road south, 57)4 degrees west, .703; rods; thence by
Soots? uortan north, fag degtega Iropt 3 26 Milli
4 36 T0 0 FTWF 4 , 440,z ,V 41 / 1 4 0 1 4 /#l O PROPiNt
No. 37:-The undivided one.half of a lot In ?diddle.
bury; bonneted on the west .and north by lands for.
inerlyof Aaron Niles, east by William Dennison, and
soutldby Philander Niles; containing 43 acres; know n OA 00 Al , olsllloelt 10t,'
- No. 38.-A 10i,,0f land in Elkland, In Said county,
bounded north by. Main street,-west and south In t:
8. Coates, and east by 0. P. Babcock; containing one.
eighth of an aere.- _
• No. 39.-A lot of land in Clainea township, bouNt e i
on the north by the north line of warrant No. 1,035
east by David Bettor& south by the south line of 831 a
warrant, and west by lot No. 21 of Dent's lands in neid
township; e,ontainirkg,s3.s acres, and being lot yo. , ,ei
of Dent's lands in said township:
No. 41.-A lot of land in Morris, containing 60 scree,
known as the - Al O. Williammeo lot, bounded by Win .
Etrkmick William Bache and Joh Williarnmeo.
. No; 42 .- A tot or land in - 01 or township, in / 3 341
county, - containing 140 acrell,! "of warrant No. z.
291, known as the 'Bunt lot; pegi wing at the north_
west corner of said warrant; thence. east 145 reds;
thence south 148 roast thence west 145 rode; thence
north 148 rods.to the beginning.
N6. - ;43.-A Isit_oLlattd4 Clymer township, h ec k .
tang at the Houtheast.co er of the nun). lot, (N 0.42);
thence' north 44.1rf0 - diti east 34 rods, south 207.8 rcd..,
weld 114 rods,north 163 raids, and east 80 rods to the
beginning- contalningl2; tunes, being pa r t of mar.
rant No. 2,291; known as the MoNiel lot.
No, 44.--The undivided three-eighths part of ik lot
Orland in Blossbur_g or Noss. containing 120 au " ,
odwarrant survey in the name of Aaron Moss.
No. 46.-The undivided One-half part of a lot of land
and st by" Asa Wilkinson; containing 30 acres.
No. lot of land in Clymer township, hounded
on the north by Amy Schoonover, west by hindecleitn.
ed by Fox, south by E. Pier, anti east by iiir•plien
Stiles;l containing 25 wee; known as the 'nu m
Schoonover lot. • ,
Terms made knoWn at time of sale.
J. rfARRISON, Administrator.
Wellsboro, Fa., Sept. .1673.-4 t.
DISSOLVTION.-The co-partnership heretofore
existing betweell3. B. Warriner awl A. L.Podine
was dissolved on. the 9th day of September, 1873, by"
mutual consent . - e books and accounts of the late
firm are left in the hands of S . . B. Warriner, who l a
fully authorized to settle the same.
Wellsboro, Sept. 30, 1373.-3 t.
AYER'S HAIR- VIGOR,
- For Restoring Gray Hair .
To Its IVatural Vitality and Color,
sir y g O , n ydiT , ae a ri 1/IP°' U R
sick. l 't
•Im inclwe It to Bind
m's HAMAN't non, by
and extefustre use,
coven thlit It steps
falling of the halt
diately; often IT.
the I; roa th, eel ',-
surely restores its
when faded or gray,
amulates the notn,
tive organs to healthy activity, and preserves both tbe
hair and its beauty. Thus brashy,weak, or sickly hair
becomes glossy, pliable and strengthened; lost hid: 'I
regrows with lively expression; falling hair is check.
ed and stablished; thin hair thickens; and faded or
eray hairs resume their onginal color. Its operation
is sure and , lisrmless. It cures dandruff, heats all
humors, and keeps the scalp cool, *lean and soft—en.
der which conditions, diseases of the scalp are lel.
. Ae a dressing for ladies' hair, the VIGOR is praised
for its grateful and agreeable perfume, and 'shied for
the soft lustre and richness of tone it imparts.
Dr. J. C. AVER C0., 1 r.; Lowell, Itlam,
9 Practical and: ' nautical Chemists.
SOLD BY ALL DRUG 4 STS AND DEALERS 1N 3IED
For sale by Taylor & Spalding. DrnggiFtg. Welts
IXTHERIUS, by an act of the General Assembly of
V the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled,
"An act to regulate the General Elections of this Core.
monwealth," enacted on tho 2d day of July, 183.9. it is
enjoined / on me to give public notice what officers are
to be, elected—therefore I, E. A. FISH, High Sheriff of
Tioga county, do herby make known land gke this
public notice to the lectors of Tioga county, the.t a
General Election willl be hold throughout the county
on the 2d Tuesday o$ October next, being the fele.
teouth day thereof, at the several districts within said
county, namely: I
Pass too nship, .A.rnot school house. ,
Blossburg borough, Union school hobse.,
Brookfield, South Road school house. ;
Charleston, Dartt Settlement school house. ,
Clymer, Sabinsville school house. G ,
Chatham, Chatham Center school house.- i
Covington, hotel of Thos. Graves.
Covington borough, hotel 0,1 . 'Thos. Gravel.
' Delmar, Court House.
Deerfield, Cowanesque House.
Ell:laud borough, Sandy Stinson.
131211 - ,
"Elk, Smith ol house.
Fall Brook borOugh, Fallow school house.
Farmington, Gee school house. 1 4'
Gaines, H. C. V,ermilyea'n.
Hamilton township, Morris Run Hall.
Jackson, house of E. 4,. Boynton.
Knoxville borough. Eagle House.
Lawrence borough, Is °Aeon's Hotel. Liberty, Sheffer's El el.
Mansfield borough, Model school house.
Mainsburg borough, I'. Douira Hotel.
Middlebury, Holidaytown school house. •
Morris, house of Geo Ctist.
Nelson, house of Charles Goodrich.
.Osceola, H. & J. Tubbs's Block.
'Richmond, Hotel of Royal Full Or. •
Rutland, house of Elmer Baker. '
Sullivan, P. Hood's Hotel. •
SW leadow - school house. ,
Tit Elias M. Smith.
Tit , Hotel of Elias M. Smith.
W , art House.
ugh. E. G. Hill's Hotel.
William L. Thomas.
if John,lrvin. .
i and place there wilt be elected the
enc ‘ iluity officers:
• Justice f--the_anprne Court of the
One persop for Sheriff of Tioga county.
Tim persons to Jury Commissioners of Tioga Chine
One person for, oroner of Tioga'c6nty.
One person for 'ornmissioner of Tioga county.
One person for:Auditor of Tioga county.
And it is I=MO directed by the said law that the
return Judges of the said election districts, shall alert
at the Court House In Welisboro, Pa., to mate out the
general returns, on the first Friday succeeding the
said elections, being the 17th day of October.
I am icy said act further directed to give notice It
every person, except Justices of the. Peace, who eh I
hold office or appointments of trust or profit meld
the government of the United States, or of this State,
or of any city or incorporated district, whether a cola
missioned officer or agent, who is or shall be employ
ed under the legis:ative, executive or judiciary tie
partments of this state, or of any incorporated die.
trict; and aloe that every member of Congress, and of
the select or (-Naimoli council of any city, coodois•
stoners of any incorpoiatect district, is by lien iii.ape
ble of holding or exercising at the seine tile. deist.
fiFe or appointment of Judge, inspector, or clerk
any election °Lillis Commonwealth, and th..t an, !Le
Spector, judge, or any other officer of any sun h dee-,
tion shall be eligible to any office then to be - von d
And the law of lgeal directs;
"The qualitled - voters of the several counties of this
Commonwealth atalfgenersi, township and borough'
and special elections, are hereby required to rote, by
tickets written or:printed, or partly written end parity
printed, severally classified as follows: one ticket shall
embrace the names of all Judges of Courts otiql ler.
and to be labelled ontsido ' , Judiciary one h, 'Let shall
embrace this names of all the-Ststmonicers Qt,d for,
and be labelled! - State;' one ticlrft shall embrace the
names of ell the comity officets voted for, including
office of b'cuater, member and 'members Ass!coibly,
if voted for, and members of Congress, if vi Jed for,
and-labelled 'County;' one ticket shall embrace the
names of all township officers! ititt d for, and beta
belied erownshipt' one ticket shall enlbracc the Doe"
of all borough officers voted for, and be labelled -Wr
ought' and each class shall be deposited in separhte
For instructions In regard to the organization of
boards of election, eta, see laws of 24 July, 1839, pain
phiekpage 219, and also pamphlet laws of 1889, poke
49, I tirulshed to the said sevetal election districts.l
WIIIIIKAS, fly an act of the Congress of the United
States, entitled "An Act to - amend the several acts
heretofore passed, to, provide for the enrolling and
calling out the national forces,and for other limpet:es,"
and approved March 3d, 1865. all persons Who have de
serted the military or naval service of the IThite,d
States, and who have not been discharged, or relieved
from the penalty, or disabil ty therein provided, are
deemed. and taken, to have voluntarily reliermislied,
and forfeited, their rights of citizenship, and their
rights to become citizens, and are deprived of ever.
charm any rights of'citizens thereof:
And tokerear, Persons, not citizens of the Unitea
States, are not, under the constitution and laws o
Pennsylvania, qualified electors of - this Common
SECTION,I, lie. it enacted by the Senate and Howe of
Represent& ire: of the Commonwealth of Perrtzyk , an' in
General Aseembly met, and it is hereby etiaVed kfithe u•
thorny of the same, That in all elections hereafter t be
held in this Commrnwealth, it eh 11 be unlawful for
the jud e or inspectors of any auc i election to receive
any ballot, ur ballots. fro any ersou, or lwil'on't
embraced in the provisions, and subject to Mt dif-dst ,
ity, imposed by said act of Congress, approv, d March
ad, 180, and it shall be unlawful for any Filell 11:Hull
to offer to vote any ballot, or ballots.,- t
SEcenot-; 2 -That if anyone]) judge and inspectors of
election, or ahy_one of them siliall receive, , or con..ent
to receive,•nny such disqualified person. he, onlbri ,
so offending. shall be guilty of a rnisdenieatm, and
upon c tivietion thereof, in any court of tin:toe-v. sos
ions of this Commonwealth, he shall, for each ,Reuse,
be geutenced to pay a lino of not less that: one huiB ,
tired dollars, and to undergo AU inapriseninent, iu the
jail of the proper earinty,-for not lees than sixty days.
.fincvfou 3. That if any person deprived of eitien
ship, and disqualified as aforesaid, shall: ait sii2, elec
tion, hereafter to be hold in this iiammond ealth, tole,
or tender to the officers thereof,'ami offer 10 tore. 8
ballot, or ballots, any person so offending, shall he
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on ,Itti‘letit'll
thereof, in any cutrt of quarter session of this Cern.
tooneNalth, shall, for each offence,-he punished 111 li ke
manner as is provided in the preceding section of this
act, to the, case of officers of election receiving such
unlawful ballot, or ballots.
. . _ . .
81 onoli 4. That if any person shall hereafter er
suede, or advise any person, or persons, deprived of
citizenship, anti disqualified as aforesaid, to oiler any
ballot, or ballots ' to the officers of any eh claw, lfir
after to be held in this Commonwealth; or sloe! e r "
suade, o adviEe,Any such officer to titiitive ally ladiai
or hallo s. from any person deprived of eitivoship.
and disci islified as aforesaid, such person. s.. ,7 1 1,1, ( 1 '
in& shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon eon
viction• thereof, in euy part of quarter A..;:Flot P of
thss Cbmesortwealth, shall be punhibed in like manner
as hi provided in the second section-of this ail in the
csairof officers of such election receiving sing, below-
Jul ballot, or ballots. i
And in the above elections the polls shall be orene 6
between the honks of six and seven, o'clock a. ra., ava
dosed at eavenv'elock p. In.
Given tinder MY bai4 at Wellatiorougb this 29d dal
91191114,14;qt 4411, E,, d.TIII
• . ',OS 14r fit ;10Pc°13119.1
01.4 Imes; known as the Delmar Chrese
Aug. 12, 1873.-ly-eow Rot
General Election Pr6clamalloo,
State Treasurer of the ConiTou ; /
present Tioga county In the liaise
of the Commonwealth of , Nun.
S. X. WARRINER