The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, October 10, 1866, Image 2

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An Ex-Rebel Officer's Opinion
The following letter from a distin
guished officer of the rebel army, was
read by the . Hoe. J. M. Botts, at the
Union meeting at Patterson, N. J.:
- " I agree 'with you that something
ought to be done to restore the States to
their ante odium condition, and I will
ingly confess I have not been able the
oretically to fix upon any plan that was
'even satisfactory to myself.
"It is evident that any attempt to re
construct the States lately in rebellion
by men who are just as hostile to the
federal Union now as they were at any
stage of the past fearful struggle, and
who will have the same means of drag
ging the helpless people into any means
of resistance that future contingencies
may suggest, is eminently unjust to the
suffering masses and dangerous to the
safety of the Government.
" It is impossible to describe the deep
seated and implacable hatred with
which the so-called leaders in the South
regard the Union and everything ap
pertaining to it. It is a hatred result
ing frbm disappointed hopes and the
frustation of ambitious schemes, and is
much the same feeling the thief enter
tains who has broken into some rich
magazine of wealth, where he has load
ed himself with the stolen treasure, and
is about making his escape,. when a po
liceman steps up and takes the fello3v
into custody. Ike looks upon the officer
and all his agencies used' in his detec
tion as his mortal enemies, and no time
or circumstances can obliterate the un
dying animosity of the detected thief.
" Nothing reconciles these political
charlatans of the South to a residence
under the protecting folds of the banner
of the Union, but the fast growing hope
that they will one day get into power,
and be able to wreak a terrible ven
geance upon all those who in any man
ner,assisted in their downfall. I have
heard this feeling expressed by the
flickering camp fires. I have heard it
in the editorial sanctum and around the
social circle; and I know from personal
observation of men and things, that it
would be dangerous, nay, it would be
suicidal in Congress to restore these men
to place and power. I will oppose it
while I have any means of successful
resistance, and when all hope is gone
and the outrageous deed is consumma-
I will sell my property and leave
the coun
"You will doubtless_think this strange
language to come from one who held
high rank in the rebel army. I will not
stop now to detail the means by which
I was induced to take service against
my better judgment and all the convic
tions which some years of close appli
cation to the study of politics had forced
upon my mind. The influence of rela
tions and friends is not always to be re
sisted, but I have never ceased to repent
the unfortunate deed.
"I am an unconditional Union man,
and I take great pleasure In inforthing
you that there are many of the same
pattern in my own and adjoining coun
ties, who are generally indisposed to
needlessly avow their sentiments, and
thus draw down upon themselves the
concentrated wrath of those who have
it in their power to do them immense
injury; but let the time come when
these men will be called Upon, to take
sides for or against the Union, and you
will find thousands of those who fol
lowed the rebel flag to-victory on many
a well-fought field, will range them
selves under the Stars and Stripes, and
the Union and the Constitution will be
their shibboleth.
" Tne rebel leaders are sadly mistaken
if they suppose they can bully the rank
and file into another onslaught upon
the Government. They were satisfied
with the Government before the war ;
they are satisfied with it now, and all
they ask is to be permitted. to labor foz
their support in peace.
"The masses are all right, and the on
ly thing the Government need to do tc
insure its safety and perpetuity, is tc
forbid the leading politicians and offi
cers of the South, both civil and mill
tars, from ever holding any office what
ever, either State or Federal."
Jefferson Davis
The Hon. G. M. Hillyer, editor of the
Natchez Courier, visited Jeff. Davis cal
Sept. 7, and has published an account
of the interview. We quote what he
says of the prisoner's - physical condi
" It would be difficult for an old friend
.of Mr. Davis to recognize him, were liE
not presented to him as the great Stets
prisoner! Emaciated to the extreme :
almost a walking skeleton; little left
but a great and stately form; a gray
beard covering that peculiar style o;
features and of mouth, which in other
days has given life and thought to a na
tion; an eye undimmed, and fall pf the
fire of intellect; he yet might pass up
on our streets unknown to, his former
friends. His physical condition is such
that in walking he is obliged to use a
cane and the arm of a friend or attend
ant. The writer does not know what a
skeletori weighs. Add teu pounds to
any medical man's report on the sub
ject, and Mr. Davis's weight can be as
certained. His lower limbs are as a
man's wrists, and the prisoner's steps
totter as he walks! But yet he is reli
ant on his own integrity and on the
God whose favor and mercy, with beau
tiful simplicity, he asks at more hours
than the imprisoned Daniel did !
" Mr. Davis, confined as he is, will
not live long. Emaciated in the ex
treme, without appetite and without
hope, he is gradually going down to the
long home where a million of manly
and womanly tears would follow him.
The first chill, the first attack of any
sharp disease, will carry him away to
the great Judge who ruleth over all.—
Tempered may be the wind that blows
over Fortress Monroe! May her breath
ings be sweet and her wings soft!
" Mr. Davis is yet denied the use of
pen, ink or paper. He violates the pa
role that allows him a walk inside the
fortress if he even gives his autograph.
During the day he has little, except as
prisoner, to complain of. During the
night he has grated doors, guards and
an officer, to watch every time he tarns
over in bed, or changes the position of
his pillow I
"In conversation, Mr. Davis's great
intellect is as brilliant as ever. Unable
to write, and until recently to talk to
others, it seems that the rich stores of
his gifted mind are only now allowed
full ez_pression. He is hopeless for him
self. He sees not, nor can any friend
see for him, why he is kept in the anom
alous condition of a State prisoner. He
is the first, and for God's sake may he
'be the last, the country ever knew !
Army Headquarters know him not; he
cannot be reached by any order Gen.
Grant can give. The civil tribunals
know him not; he cannot be reached
by any process of habeas corpus ! And
yet law and civil authorities are said to
pervade the land ! What a mockery!
"In all probability Mr. Davis will
never see our people again. lie is an
individual victim, whose l ife by con fi n e
meat will be sacrificed to solve a great
political embarrassment. Like the man
who drew the elephant in a lottery, the
Government knows not what to do with
him—should not Death, less remorseless
than power, consign him to a tomb
which will be hallowed for ages as that
of a martyr sacrificed for a people !
the agitator.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 1866
ciFt , QT.7x.4:.•r_soN• 1,6 80_
With lILLICE toward none. with ctrearre for az.t, with
firmness in the MORT, let tie strive to finish the work
we are in, to bind np the nation's woundq, to care
fol him who shall have borne the battle, and for his
Willow and orphans, and to do all which may achieve
and cherish ajnet and lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations.—A. LINCOLN-31Auca 4,1865.
The Philadelphia Press is to be print
ed on a ten cylinder Hoe press after
January Ist. Its edition is so large that
its four cylinder press cannot furnish
customers in time. The new press will
print 20,000 copies per hour.
We rejoice at this evidence of pros
perity. The PTeBl is the ablest journal
in Pennsylvania, and the most enter
prising also.
In Festus, Mephistopheles or the Devil
is made to preach evangelical religion
to a crowd of mourners. This is vivid
ly brought to mind by the Copperhead
papers just about now and forson3etitne
past. They are fearfully disturbed at
the blasphemous utterances-of Faison
Brownlow, and express a great .deal. of
horror because Brownlow said the other
day that he was going to preach in Ply
mouth church and bring Ward Beecher
to "a knowledge of political truth as it
was in the Lord Jesus Christ."
We are no great admirer of Parson
Brow - nlow's style, but we are not shock
ed greatly thereat. One of the Copper
head editors who is horrified at the ex
pression we know for the profanest
wretch who ever drew 'breath. Hence
these tears.
The preliminary conflict is ended.—
Whatevar were the issues upon which
the campaign was made, they are deci
ded for the time being ; and though we
write even before the local result is fully
known, before the smoke is lifted from
the field, we feel confident that the peo
ple have fully and freely expressed their
will as regards certain things, among
which we name—
Ist, That treason is the highest crime
known, and that traitors deserve con
dign punishment.
2d, That works meet for repentance
go before pardon and amnesty ; and that
equal and exact Justice is always true
3d, That the people will never con
sent to the re-entrance of the rebel
States into practical relations with the
Union, until such States shall accept in
good faith the terns offered- them by
4th, That the President of the United
States will not be permitted to usurp
the powers and prerogatives of any other
co-ordinate branch of the Governmett.
bth, That prominent traitors cannot
aspire to place and power undei the gen
eral Government.
etb, That there can be no adjustment,
nor reconstruction, which shall not
make one vote in the North equal to one
vote in the South. In' other words—
Representatives in Congress shall be
based upon the voting population.
7th, That no future Congress shall
have power to assume the rebel debt,
nor make compensation for slaves
rated by the war power.
Bth, That the intelligent masses will
never again trust the so-called Democ
racy with the control of public affairs;
and that that impoverished and debau
ched party can never hope to deceive
the people by assuming new napaes.
9th, That not only treason, , but sym
pathy with treason is a crime not to be
forgiven by the American. people:
We -say that_ the conflict just closed in
Pennsylvania has decided these things_;
yet the result is entirely unknown tons
at this writing. We risk this opinion
upon our unswerving faith in theinteg
rity of the people. To believe the. eon
trary would be to stand idling upon the
verge of despair.
Because these nine propositions have
been pronounced upon. They were put
in issue, and decided yesterday. We
have either decided that treason is - high
crime or no crime; that loyal men shall
control the Government, or that rebels
shall control it ; that Congress shall
make the laws, or that the President
shall make them ; that treason_ shall
work disfranchisement of its workers,
or that it stall not stain them ; that each
voter in Pennsylvania shall be politi
cally equal with each voter in South
Carolina, or that two voters in South
Carolina shall equal three voters in
Pennsylvania ; 'that some future Con
gress may assume the rebel debt and
compensate owners of rebel slaves, or
repudiate both forever ; andflnally, that
the acts of the 37th, 38th, and 39th Con
gresses are legal, or that they are null
and void, and the evidences of the pub
lic indebtedness worthless.
Practically, one of these decisions up
on each of the propositions •named has
been made. We conclude that Penn
sylvania has again endorsed the policy
of the Republican party. ()Ur` faith in
that result proceeds from au innate
sense of the righteousness of the cause
for which we love to labor.
We long ago gave up chasing Copper
head lies as of all things most unprofit
able. But here is a lie which came to
our notice too late for refutation last
week. We find it in a pamphlet enti
tled The" Coming Nan! • Our African
Fellow Citizen ! *Shull he vote? Is he
fit? Is he capable?" On page seven
we read the following absurd He :
"Tnr. emit. Ric HID bill, passed - by Congress
over the veto of the President, imposes ' a fine
not exceeding $l,OOO, and imprisonment not ex—
ceeding one year,' upon any white man who Abell
deprive any negro of the right of marrying his
daughter, or any vrenefi" the privilege, of taking
his son. ' , famous as this may seem, yet it is a
fact, and we dare any supporter at Sumner, Ste
vens or Geary, to deny it."
Perhaps the best refutation of this fla
grant lie lies in the Civil Rights bill it
self, which reads as followsl .
" Skar. 1. : - Be it enacted, &c.; That
all persons born in the United States
and not subject to any foreign power,
excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby be citizens of the U. States;
and such citizens, of every race and col
or, withoutregard to any previous con
dition of, slavery or involuntary servi
tude, except as a punishment for crime,
whereof the party shall, have been duly
convicted, shall have the same right in
every State and Territory in the United
States to make and enforce contracts;
to sue, be parties, and give evidence; to
inherit, purchase, lease, sell, _ hold s _ and
convey real and personal property;
to full and equal benefit of all laws and
proceedings for the security of person
and property as is enjoyed by white eft
zens ; and -shall be subject to:like pun
ishment, pains and penalties, - and to
none other; any law, statute; ordinance,
regulation, or custom; to, the contrary
The lie is palpable. So - Ice tleClare
that the men who lent'aid to the circu
lation of such a pamphlet Were and are
liars, " pure and simple."" To that we
stand ready at all times to defend.
Here is a bit of solemn truth for so
ber men to ponder. It is the testimony
of Rev. - Wm: Hosmtia,; editor of the'Ner
then; Independent; published at- Au:.
burn, N. Y.'. Hear Mr. Hosmer
" The worst enemies of Mr. Johnson need not
desire anything snore than that he should keep on
traveling and talking, for•every more -he- tnakes
only reveals the desperate character of the man.
His drunkenness of the time of his inaup,tuatioiir
had been'eovered up anVezeused arentitely,:ex.
ceptional; but the present :eleetioneering trip is,
making his bibulous' habits painfully evident
He was so drunk while in this city two weeks
ago, that he could net sit op in the carriage, and
the Mayor had to hold Min up. This Tact tens
asserted in the presence of the Mayor to - a public
meeting last Monday evening, and was not con
tradicted by him. What hope the country can
have of such a man, and with what grace he can
claim for his 'pot house' scheming a wisdom su
perior to that of Congress, may be very obvious
to Copperheads, but is not to us.. Nor can we see
why a drunkard in the Presidential chair is more
to be respected than any other drunkard."
The Soldiers and Sailors' Convention
Called to meet at Cleveland on the 17th
instant, to endorse Andrew Johnson,
proved a failure. In the beginning this
was a Convention of commissioned offi
cers, almost without exception. These
officers were, many of them, just pro
moted to fat places in the regular army,
and many others wanted promotion.—
Many good soldiers joined in the call,
but few of them went after . all. The
speeches of Mr. Johnson on his late
tour and the elections in Vermont an&
Maine squelchedithe Convention effec-
twiny. Johnson s side is not the big
side, and bread- nd-butter men like to
train with the c wd.
The secret is out. The Maine Water
loo seemed utterly incomprehensible.—
We have learned how it-came about.—
Montgomery Blair, son of F. P: Blair,
Sr., and brother of P. P. Blair, Jr., (ten
years younger than Mon tgomery)stump
ed the gallant State of Maine; one Pils
bury likewise stumped the gallant State
of Maine—the same bibulous Pilsbury
who stumped Tioga county two years
ago. With Blair and Pilsbury to stump
the State of Maine for Coppeijohnson
ism, no wonder that State gave 30,000
majority for the Republican ticket. If
" brother Frank" had stumped Maine,
we should have had 50,000 majority.
The Sunbury Gazette, in charging
Gen. Cameron with having furnished
Alexander Cummings-5300,000 to invest
in straw hats, &c., befouls its own bed
fellows. The investment of govern
ment funds in straw hats, red-herring,_
ete.,-alluded to, was made by Thurlow
Weed, the Chief of the Bread-and-But
ter brigade. Lord Thurlow was the
" bould speculator" in that case. We
are left to suppose - that the editor of the
Sunbury paper cannot read matters of
official record. In that case be is just
the boy to edit a Copperhead paper.
Righteous retribution has _overtaken
Senator Doolittle. On his - return_ to
Wisconsin be attempted to address the
people. The people would not listen to
him. It is reported that he was pelted
with - rotten eggs—the old argument of
the - pro:slavesy party against anti-sla
very speakers. This was wrong Re
fuse tolisten, refuse to permit, a dema
gogue tc; speak, if so it seam best to do;
but no more using of the 'weapons of
the pro-slavery age.
When Andrew Johnson set out on his
electioneering tour to the West, he af
firmed that he left the President behind
him, and presented hlinself only as An
drew Johnson, the citizen. The Cop
perhead papers are making a fuss about
the abuse which was heaped upon the
President of the United States at Cleve
land and elsewhere. The disrespect
was intended for Andrew Johnson, not
for the President. But any man who
descends to blackguard with a crowd,
has no right to complain if he gets the
worst of it. The bootblack who respon
ded to his question—" What pledge have
I violated ?"—"The temperance pledge,"
made a literal reply to Andrew's ques
tion. Its truth made it offensive.
of Charleston, asks us to inquire of the farmers
of Tioga county in regard to the best manner of
building stone fence. fie desires to know the
moat durable width of .foundation:and diminution
What few stone we have in this county are su
perior for fencing. They are chiefly flat, though
not large. In . New England, where stone are
plenty, their shape is irregular, and they aregen
orally boulders. There, they build two _ kinds of
wall : Oie,called single wall, is made by putting
large boulders at the bottom, and tapering up with
lesser ones. This sort of fence is very cheap and
durable, especially on heavy laud, where the frost
beaveseverything out of place every winter.—
The other ktild. is doable, being - from two and
half tolour feet on the bottom, and-drawing into
about . one andu half feet at the top for the first,
and two and a half for the last named. On level
ground the : sides are diminished alike , . and bind=
ers are placed across tiro fcet froni the bottom.-
This sort of well will last a lifetime, but costa
from $1 60 to S 2 per, rod. The single wall is
cheaper, say fifty cents per rod, and:a. good man
will put-up from six to eight rods per day.
We hope some of our Tioga fairoes will re
spond to Mr. Edwards. Let us have the oxperi
eace of some pradtical farmer, or, what' Is better,
tka views of many &hikers based on -experience-.
Indies Attention.
J. Eng & Co., or Trookenham,LEogi a nCt,
mrtlie thellitiallitality of hitialietahineecries; and
dry" tolefaitiatar - - 2.
Johnson's, 28 Lake at. ,
Elmira, N.l".
attendance upon the first annual Fair of the Tio
ga County Agricultural Society for the second and
third days was large . —reminding one of the Fairs
of the old society before the war. Though the
display of stoat and farm produce was not large,
we think the Fair was a decid4scaceis. It was
of value as promising much fur the future, rather
than fur its display; and in conversing with far
mers and .menhanies_ present, welearned enough_
to.warrant the prediction that thiknext Fair will
afford sights woittigoing many miles to see.
Our Dotes _ were brief, and touched the di-piny
of stock - and pro - dace, arwell as mechanical
struments, personally only where -there was no
competition. Believing it to bo destructive of
harmony, to single. ent- - :contrilintors. i Sot' 'special
commendation, we shall - speak Of what passed
under observation in a general manner, except in
cases where there was no competition.
The display of vegetables was good; potatoes,
especially. There were fine blincliei of celery,
cauliflower and peppers, monstrous putupkius
and squashes, golden cheats, from the bb .rleston
factories, and box honey without attar:
was butte‘which could successfully compete with
'Orange county, and potatoes large enough to feed
i! Oa
The stock display wes:aut large. Mr: Thomas
Kelly exhibited a span- of.yearllng males, the
finest we ever saw. The number of Devonshire
cattle was greater ttian: we expected, and among
them, without competitors, we noticed a flue-yoke
Of red oxen entered' by Mt. F. A. Bunnell.. Mr-
IL Potter, of ; Charleston;
, iititere4toe-so''fine
Merino ewes, a p - ealoelChen;.,Zna
which there were no, compotitopa; Also Chester
county flogs, a superior breed,. iyo noticed two
Cotswold sheep, entered by Mr. Charles Eberentz,
of Delmar, with fine, long wool, handsome build,
and with the intelligent faces which distinguish
the Cheviots. Mr. Eberentz also had on exhibi
tion a sow and pigs of the Suffolk - breed. We
saw several Durham., among them a hull and
twin heifers, very fine. 'Mr. ft. 8.-Potter, of
Middlebury, bad the only Durham bull on the
ground, as we were informed.
We saw a few,- and only a few, Ono horses.—
The competition in this branch was lively, and
we leave the comments for the committees. The
track not being in good ilondMou for matched
driving, that part of the exhibition was confined
chiefly to plesisure.driving.
The display of fruit was fair for the season.—
ldr. liemmond,of Middlebury, had forty va
defies of winter fruit on exhibition: Mr- N.
Whitney, of Charleston, had fifty-seven vnrieties
of apples, live of willob were seedlings, and ten
varieties of other fruits. There were two or three
other-iota; Annlier, _butte, Atom they belonged
we could not ascertain. Thq only plow we row
were entered by Mr. C. Hall,-of.,Cherleston.
The display. in the mechanical department was
good. Messrs. Barris, of Lawretteeville, nud.J•
C. Wheeler, of WeWhore, and Mr. Strong, of
Malmberg, had some fine wagons on - exhibition.
The buggies were superb. -
Mr.l • . R. Mather, of Lawrenceville, exhibited
a superior fanning mill, which possesses an im
portant advantage over lany that we have seen
previously. It separates wheat from . oats per
fectly, and has riddles for cleaning flat seed so
as to take out yellow seed clean. There was no
Mr. D. W..Cartileld, of Nauvoo, exhibited an
Ingenious washing machine, 'which. really ap
pears practical. There were several straw cut
ters, a patent churn, and two or three horse forks
of new patterns, also on exhibition.
We noticed several saniple hartieseet, light and
heavy, a combination ploW for sulisuiling, and
some side-hill and common plows, -together with
cultivators. But the display of farm implements
was not large enough. Our people must mend
this next year.
But most interesting of all was the " Baby
Show." The Society offered a -premium of Itp
for the " best" baby belween the ages - Of sit curl twelv . e months;With diplonitt for second " best"
The competition was lively 7 fourteen " darling
estbabies" being entered. - they, rcfre;tlar
linembies, in fact. - A. nicer,' Chubbier,. better
kept, andbetter liumored lot of children-in-arms
never came together. The committee, originally
of inveterate bachelors, failed to come to time,
with one exception, our old friend, Tames AL
LEN, who toed the' mark its a manly way. Sub
stitutes were found for the missing committee
men, and the business proceeded, much to. the
delight of the crowd. The committeefoand none
but best" - bables lir the lot. - -Bran our bachelor
friend regarded - them tie " good -ert,glo to eat;"
and all Were healthy; - tind - each Mother declared
that her baby was " eprinkyr thwigh - neither of
the parents.had lost any spunk; and every - baby
was found-fa sleep well o'nights---which is good
for papeit ; and none of them were afraid, of *Un
cle Tom; and moat of them made free with tbo
noses and Whiskers of the committeo"----tintil the
last, or No. 14, passed by; and lef; the judges
with a heavy responsibility' upon thOir
This was no less than the duty of deciding which
was the " beirtest" baby of fourteen " beat" ba
bies. But it was done, we suppose, with misgiv
ings, doubtless, but done cottscientiourly never
Thu Fine Art and Floral Ball is a very plea
sant room, overlooking Wellsbore, and giving a
charming view of the place. The ladies had
tastefully decoritied it with evergreens, and there
sva# quite a _display of fancy work, contrasting
brightly here and there among the-green branches.
Fine crscheting; chairs, cross-stitched with iteplt
yr, on canvass; brackets, ornamented with beau
tiful bead-work; pretty tatting' collars; fine em
broidery on linen; awreatii , ifif flowers made of
seeds, in a cone frame ; exquisite machine sew
ing;,contributed to show - much proficieney
in the various kinds of work exhibited. The use
faltno, as Weill the'ornamental, was represent
ed in excellent home-made linen, stocking • yarn,
woolen socks, and bed spreads, very neatly quilt
ed. A. handsome rag carpet attracted much at
tention. The bright tints of the autumn land
scape outside were faithfully reproduced in some
very - handsome oil paintings; and a few pencil
lings of- dowers, and birds, and natural scenery,.
were highly creditable. - - -
The ladies might have made a much handsconer
display of canned fruit, jellies, preserves, and
pickles, and -so cultivate nueellence in .this de
partment. The comparison of these things, tends
very much to their improvement. Mrs. Softeld
and Miss Pauline Smith displayed very rich ca
see of millinery. In one of •the -former there
were some lovely specimens of hair jewelry. - --L
There - was also a case of jewelry, and One of ar
ticles of- dentistry. Wenotieed two very hand.
some vases, in Potiehimanie,lamp and - a shade
ornamented with some little paintings quite -un
A pianO of Steinway's, together with music by
the band, did mach to - enliven the occasion. The
weather, wa sell - that could be desired; and the con
stant crowd
,of visitors evinced a most cordial ap
preCiation of tie attractions -of Pieria Hill, at
its first - inangttration. •
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_4l/ITN'S C1A13:.--rhi:- froitn g
Men's Republican Club bad a grand meeting in
the Court House Tuesday. eirs4ing of last '
Rev;_D. R. Me gcoi n, of Tiogr„ "delivered an
address, which gale great satisfaction to thnen
dience. It . sraa logical, systematic, And_ sound,
abounding in effective points. _
They'd* by the Club has been very great and
effective. - The - connty has -never bad tie effective
a *irking- partylvithitioar memory. —' -
surer - hares. -- • • •••, • • - • • • - -
Pea 44 'cares, table ware* hollow :aared,:Vanip
warei, 7 4asiorweeteB, - jeisteimie:Djeialq4 4V.g.;
Johmoon'r, 28 Lake et..
Elmira, N. Y.
Inte4idjUsvenne Tax Notice.
lAM now ready to receive at the We
Hotel, In Wellsboro, the United States 'Fazes
or. annual list - for incomes, Senses. carriages;
.to , for Tioga county ; and for the accommoda:.
ti , .o of talpayers, I will meet them as folloi ) sal . to
receive the same :
In Tioga, Parr's hotel, Monday, Oct. 22, from
TO A. M. to 4 P. M.
Mansfield, Holiday's hotel,
.Tessday, Oct.
23. from SATM. to M.
CovTh - gtarr, -- office of E. Dyer, Wednesday,
Oct: 24; Crato-It A. M. to 10 A.. M.
Jo Blosaburg, Shield's hotel, Wednesday, Oct.
I.i Fall Brook, At the betel, Thursday, Oat. 25,
from 10A. Di, to 4 P. M.
In Wellsboro, Wellabor°. Hotel, Saturday,
27, from 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.'
As tberg ; will be po personal notice given, all
who neglect to pay on or befori the 29th daY ; ,of
October, instant, 10 per cent, on fax, 20 cents roi
nodce, auo.fopr cents per mile- travel, ciretilar„
will beaddedosecording to section 28. ,-Payment.
positivelYto to - made in greenbacks or national notes. - All that send their - money to me by
znastApolose-a three cent postage stamp-to
insure them /I:receipt, and ran their ownyisk. - •
Dep'y Col. for Tioga Co., 18th District, Pa.
Weinberg, October = • • -
•-•• • Ayer a. '4. •..
RE-you siek;feeble g and, coos.
;11 &doing? Are you oiuor or
pC•j.," 'ddrie.yirar- -Ostend • dorm:4lo and
your feelings uncomfortable ?
These svmptoras are often the pre
cursors of _serious illness. -Some
fit of stokne-ss-is--creeping upon you, and should.
-he avaitedliyrtrlitaely use ;of the right - remody:•
Take Ayer's Pills, rind drive - out the humors- -
purify the - blood, and let the fluids move on no
,dratructedly, in health. They stimulate the or
gans of the-body into vigorous activity, purify.
the system from the obstructions which make dis-
Kure. - A cold settles somewhere in the body, and
deranges the natural operations of that part.—
This, if ,not relieved, will react upon itself and
the surrounding organs, producing general ag
gravation, suffering and derangement. _While in
this condition; fake Ayer's Pills, and see how di
rectly alai reitore the natural action of the sys
tem, and withitthe buoyant feeling of health.—
What trite andsbsapparent - in this trivial and
common compla int, is also true in many of the
deep seated and dangerous diseases. The same
purgatlei eepels them. Caused by similar ob
structions end derangements, they are surely. and
many of-them rapidly, cured by tho same means.
None who know - the virtnir of- these Pillswillneg
lact to employ them *hen suffering from the'rlis
orders they sure; sacti:as 'headache;, foul stom
ach, dysentery; bilious complaints, Indigestion,
derangement- of the liver, costivciaeis, donatipa—
tioa, leartban), rheumatism, dropsy, worms and
suppressien,,When taken in large doses:
They are asgar coated, so that the most senei—
tive can take t hem and they — ate 'sorely
the best purgative medicine yet discovered:
Ayer's Ague Cure,
For thb speedy and certain, Cure ,of Intermittent
Few, or Chills and Fever; Remittent Fever,
Chill Fever, Dumb dgue, Periodical IleadacAs
or Bilious Xeadache and Bilious Fear ; in—
deedrfate-the whole class of diseases. ori;ginating.
in biliarg derangement, caused by the malaria of
miasmatic imusitries. •
This remedy has rarely failed to cure the se
verest eases of Chills and lever, and it has this
great advantage over other Ague medicines, that
it subdues the complaint—without- injury to the
patient. Itoontains no quinine or other delete—
none substance, nor does it produce quinism or
any injurious effect whatever. Shaking broth
ers of the army and the Weal, .try it and Ton will
endorse these assertions.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell,
Mass., and gold by Null druggists and dealers in
medieitte:everylitiere; _ • .
September 1866.
AM NOW 1 1 166 P. ABED4o etio , our usual
large anortment of _
_JEANS ? fIANNELS, Flier • • -
. i 444 A
C 4 1NG, 1 4 1 4 1 WIXTINOS, SHIRT' GS
N QMASJ O , B 47 O 42:92f±
•-• vi L. a f
"- ? e, • •- -
Boys* "
Youths . ; -
V - -Q _ ..
.da.. ...J '..
Wt?"" 4,li•ftiter.l4ineaeldf Baimor
_ Zr#4.l34moreig,
Cluldiiii 7 o &ja "aii, rkin-&:
Alit,kitilskOt wait is or lifoheason't (of
miiiiiytqAccipOinits*SOlfzuw* 5 -
qty stook of Goods will be found as inviting to
all mistimers ti'dt iiMity, both as re-'
garde Price and Styles. Ido not intend to mike
it necessary for 4tny ,of .my customers to trade
elsewhere Olean -
Corning, Oct. 1;1866.: Ja A. PAlifigliB.
sal. "OLD' CATAWBA; 4 ier atr tiy -
Vintage ,
it - . WALLAHS, .pruggis' t,
who refers the itttefte to
N. Packer M. D.; J. H. Shesmfr,-151. - D.
it'MlA'k)slis4laina4vitwse . s..
in d.bto.i.cer,
revietr,l, Zlsbiatioasite4 ,,: lat
.26" fl: GA.B3 R.
BON, Smatari
dagart 1,1889.-2 m.
CommissionirOtile: Of :Bested and
Unseated Duda
the COtibbissioners of Tioga' county, Penneylva
n* in ateordance with the acts of the General Assem
bly in nob maim' mode and provided, de hereby offer for
sale, at pnbllo Termini) or outcry, the following tracts of
ntiaeated and seated Undo, on ..Monday, the sth day of
November, A. D. IEI6B, at one orcioek,2. M.. at the Com
natesiontre' office in Welletoru, to wit :
- •*-. • UNSEATED LANDS-186D.
aae-r~esstna -
5045 540 James Wilson
200 A Stow
100 It a White
300 A- Moor
4427 42 D B Dickinson
4123 66 James Wilson
4346 218 James Wilson
4;;46169 "
Wild Im'd Whom Astie;sed.l
10 lilefidon Li hllerl
t'n lots Pais heirs
15D• .losepliMitehell
70 Geo Jennings
50_ Stephen—Pierer.
100 pewit' 1 On nnlngtou
Covington Borough:,
ho'sa a lot CE a J E Johnson
2.1.0 ts Spangler it eV
hl'h shop
& lot 11 G White -
60 ' A "P . Cone
75 Isaac Colton
22 6 Spetertrattenden
40 10 Duncan gainphall
.73 25 - AleiCritinfilngs
230 20 Samuel Rexford
61 Horace Stratton
:'6B Edward Junin
58 Wm Mlles
60 , Jo Thompson,
62 3 A. A AndreNrs
10 S W Conntinga
114 12 4 Woodbury -
55 31 Conway
36 14 Isaac Simmons
45 .sJobn Sawyer
100 Mary Blue -
40 20 Samuel 51 Bush
60 20 Reuben Davis
100 Icbabod Brown
8 4 Philander Niles
300 Lyman Spencir
60 Wm Drew
72 8 Reuben S Grover
740 10 Wm Moyer
40 --Jana% &salsas.
Eikland. - -
100 - Win Baxter,
'B6 BY Joel Colvin
42 8 L Smith
100 35 Culver 6: Sloeson
ho'se • lot John Butcher
lici'se a lot A T Lyon
ho'se a lot Win Guernsey
lio'se a lot Enos Sloeson
ho'ae a lotJ B Thompson
249 David Clark ,
100 W E Mirk -
100 Isaac Finch
- 3 ha 1 8 W Merrick
164 A P Ogden
Jackson. •
94 6 Sanal Kendrick.
44 2 /diis Clark
28 8 attain
ho'sea lot D Kinsman
- -
Is fully stocked with the choicest and newest
styles of Garments, equal in style, workmanship
and material tq the best ouotom work, both far
under ; the Agitator Ptinting Office, :nest doer bi -
Royra Drug store. - •
ii i ellekoro, Snit ; ;
HAS jailt returned - from-New York with a full
anOrttifent of •
Sa HY-0011V
•Aturewin7thing'usually found his country atom
which heris lolling asap's. than any abet - Outer
ititfAidounty. - ' ' • _
— Whither:llle, Sept. 26, 1866.-3 m. •
Q MiLDON: iotspecEfullriofqnits the
Ilititinq WOreollg er9sl.vicinitp that itt's
0 0.014-TIOWLCO .-Paap- whim be la milirgd to
mato .
the beat style and et reasonable prism Please
call and examine specimens.
Oceola, Sept. 26, 1866.-tf.
MIXECTITOE'S NOT/ClL—Letters l'eatimen
tary having been-granted upon the estate of
Freelitte Warren, late of Chatham deceased, this
iitb notify all persons indebted to make immedi
ate,wmant,4usd ali'Fivtn2 - claims" against the
said estate will lirellimtthem for settletpent
to -
BLIBU BOWEN-,-Bsinier.
Chatham, Bept. 28, 1888-Bwo
4347 397
4348100 --- " 44 ' -
4306 311
4347 35 - " '
1..221_ ?..5 Peter Boynton
• -Richt/ Komar, - -
MU 2 James Wilson
4480 - 60 ..-"
. . Ship pen. . -
i' r ..-
234 000 IYPIIO./e.-.__
ho'sd a le.Jaa Sunk t
80 20., noon Caiapbell Z.. 'I
Lawrence Borough.
Shoes I°4 Calvin. Cowley
lot — 7ciiseplrßyers
48 7
aturisal Qua
10 7 -
Cbarls, Bsrtoaroar
88 901 Fowler
8,5 .13 . Keo.yon
S 8 Marielltra Odle
45 3 Henry thinuas
Es 10 Artemuall'ualigy
84 8 A J Smith
~ kN2 ZiatoisF..
25t) 'lsaac 'Ben ion
bl .28 Nysa - Patrick
ho'se r id Of— Page
lorea&lotAlanarn Conklin
Jas Beacish -
-60 - • John Jenkins
76... Isaac Woodward
47 M. Crandall...lWe
' Ward.
97 Israel Hodle
,105 John Foster
120 10 Daniel Hager
10ti Jeremiah Whelk.
188, :John Reed
108 Jas Roaengiant
'lOO C Bennett
-95 Nathaniel Bailey
194 Alonzo Bahia
-140 • Frank. Burger
105. Merritt Chnspall
100 Walter Caldwell
43 Andrew Dailey -
fop.._ Zoiiipm - vostn - ---
1315 , Nicholas Depiil
96 , Daniel Foram -
fa - ..k"Gllison' - •-- - -
103 S R His
208 J Higgens
131 Buff
100 .1 R. Leives
96 Frank Maynard
141 ' Elf Mead
SIT Robert Richard.,
98 8 Nicholaa Connally
- 77 Jae 4rgeut ~.
100 - .3014 WP Taylor -
108 Chas Harvey
100 _ Timothy Dewgan
1105 - Liroy Ward
64 David IValkei
89 Wm A Walker
87 David Ward
107. John Wheeler
110 „, David Vellone
.. -
Tsoaus Alum, Clerk
!apt. 28,1886.
AW.eauda . will be sold at the
se- -- yiartmvilait.. ag
H. narringt.on
Mr No °bargain-
ARE NOW. OFFERING great indecers ws
to the people oi Tioga county, as diet' 4 7e
their store literally crammed with
of every description. Good Calico at 18 , 3 p er
yard, a:4 other. gouda in proportion. Carped
and 011-Goths, Bradley Duplez Eliptic aki n
on sale.
ill:endless variety In snit everybody in size, prise
and quality. BL O TS
from a bakes size to a fen tooter—all stj/es s t d
prices=ranging from a 6ne gentlemstres Croaft
boot to a coarse soutloosan's Boa boat,
This department .ts fittest with choice grotenei,
and at prices that will compare. favorably with
Jos Pelham
W. siiiOlterin r g at "itve and let live" prior.—
liarnere ttimining a lways on hargl.
_ _
In shall, We would say to the people of this
community, tbit -we do not intend to his under
sold, as we shall endeavor to keep on Laud ut all
times everything to clothe a man on the outside,
and lath' and plaster him on the inside.
Just drop in and be convinced before purchas
ing elsewhere.
Octobei:f 186 d
HENRY - aftlitftWOOD - A .- J. - HARRISON,
Atty's, will seollect • ROUNTISS, P23510:11,
and all other claims against the Government.
` Under the provisions of late ante of Congren
will ha_paid_m_ayertib - ree years: man who temd
out his fuli-time, or was wounded in service, or
welt discharged by reason of the termination of the
war, and to the widows, minor children ur
rents of three years men,
$5O Extra Bounty,
will be Timbh two-yeerig-meie and their heirs
under like circumstances, end to three years' nes
who starved twe years of their enlistment.
- .
In DO case will any extra bounty be paid whoa
more than $lOO bus been previouely paid.
- N. claim will Le entertained online presented
undon.b.Lne. .4.4 P JtEGCLATION3 issued by it,/
War Department Sept, 22, 1666.
The Department will receive claims from Oct
1, 1866, until April 1, 1867. In ease of chums by
parents under late acts of Congreee for bounty,
the Fairann and Xiorunn must both join is the
sls'per nionth,to every Invalid Pensioner to
tailLstisabled. _
$2 per month for eialiebild - undir Id years ci
age of widow Pensioners.
Pees fur procuring Extra. Bounty„ .....
-" Increaee Pension — $ . 5
" - Original Peneion,.... ...... $lO
" collection the 4th of Sept. and 4th of
Mardi payments of P 011.110113,... ......
IN pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court
of Tioge. county, bearing date August 27,
1866, the following described real estate, late the
property of Nelson Austin, deceased, will be of—
fered at public tale, at the Court Ileum in Wells
born, on Saturday the 20th day of October next,
at two o'clock P. M., to wit:
All that lot of land situated in Charleston town.
ship, Tioga county, Pa., beginning at a post, the
northwest corner of /and, formerly owned by Ly.
- man Wetmore; thence by the same south ItT
rods; thence west 66 rods; thence north, 4 deg.
west,"4ls rlidtG Thence north 97.5 rods; thews
along the highway south, 771 degrees east, 22
rods; thence north 42.8 rode; thence east 78 rod,
to the place of beginning; containing 87.1 acres:,
excepting and reserving therefrom a certum lot
of uric-half acre of land sold by said .Nalson
Austinto Ann Eliza Smith, and now in the pot.
session of
Charleston, Sept. 28. 1586—it Aden.
ExEcrroles SALE
ORE LANDS, situate In Morris towaslllr,
Tioga county, and • Brown township, Lynomiti
county, Pa., on Pine Craok and Trout Run,
Will bt , aold at public saloon THUR2DAY,
00-TOBER the RIGIITEENTII. Ittitl, at tto
Court tiouse, in Williamsport, Lyeonsing aonnty,
Pa., at' 10 a. m., the following lands, on aloe'
there is a One lot of Pine, Oak, and Hendrik
Timber, Iron Ore and Bituminous Coal.
No. I.—An Undivided Half of Ir.n Ore 32 , 1
Coal Tract I. -*Aso, containing 1,600
more or lea, in-tbe 11100 burg Coal Bflein.
No. 2.—That wellknowu and Valuable TAVERN
"STAND known is Lloyd's Tavern, eitutted
Pine Creek-and on the stage Route from Jersey
Shore to Wellsboro' with large Barn and othe
buildings, good water, and. 140 scrag of excellent
No. 3.—llndivided half of Vermont Tract, :ic•
4.343, containing 132 acres, more or less.
No. 4.—Undtvidest ball of Hampstead Traci.
No-41.4(41.--4.CcialLand.) _containing 449 acre,,
more or less.
No. 6.—Undivided ballot' Maplo Bottom Traet,
No. 4.35 T, eastern part, 40 acres, morn or lest.
No. 6.—Unclivided half of Southern part, 721
acres, more or less.
No. 7.—Undivided half of Soutkr.western part
35 acres, more or feu..
Conditions of sale made. known at time and
pleee-by • WM. R. GRIES.
Executor of Wm. A. Richards, decd
Sept. 28, 'BB-3t. - . •
Important to Solders. -
THE bill to' equalise bounties hae becorsa
law -The- following .is sm. analysis silw
$lO.O to' three years' men who served tha
2. $lOO to three years' Sp e n discharged
reason of - wounds received in eerriee.
3. : $l4O to the_ widow, minor children, or P .
ratite, in tho order named, - or any such soldisr
who died of Wounds or disease contracted in +u
vice. - included in tha fora
gning climates, who enlisted for two years or m ort
`Sind discharged after serving two year=.
6." 150 to every soldier enlisted for two years,
and discharged by reason of wounds received , 3
the line of duty.
6: - IMO to the widow, /cc.; as above, of e' 47
soldier enlisted for less than two years, who &el
in service,-or of wounds or disease contracts,' 13
the army.
No additional bounty is allowed to three yearh'
men who have received, or have heretofore beta
entitled - to receive, more than $lOO national boo
ty, and...none to two years'- than, who 1 / 1 7 e.,,1t .
celytd, or ere-entitled- to-more, then £4 O . . I ' .
law only applies to honorably discharged soldlat
of the late war, and to none who have Joll
transferred their discharges or rights to b.u , '
The undersigned. will attend promptly to t:t
collection of all loch claims, at reasonable
Where parties reside at a distance, the busisai
may be done by letter. Address
Claim Agent.
liVeTlaboro,Ta., August-15,18db.
O THE. LADlES.—Ladieiwishing onsaclat'
tai hair work done, can find patterns of s: 1
the , latest designs at Mrs Sofield's millinery 1' 044
Opposite theipost Mace, All orders for hair jaw'
elry neatly and promptly filled. Pins, eVTILIP,
bracelets, finger rings, guard chains, all latadu
short notice. Persons at a distance wain; 'r"
ders by mall may be assured that they Will 5°
carefully totals led to.
The highest prices paid for hair.
Mrs. Sefield is now receiving a fall sapPif
millinery, together with Madame Demorept's Pi;
chine rippers, a moetconvenient little end° f "
ripping machine sewing she illsitatttele celebrk
ted Miler articlea—corsets. Pads, skirt si evir' '
do. Bonnets and hats repaired in an the not
sty/its. Sept. 12,186642
,Clainit Agency.
$lOO extra Bounty
Increase of Pension.
Orphans' Court Sale