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[roie the Chicago Times, Copperhead.]
The present is a crisis in the "Remo-
ratio party which has no precedent in
its history, re; it is a' crisis ie the pro
grees of the county which is also with
, out precedent. Never before has the
Democratic party encountered - events
.so seriously affecting its future vitality
.as now. Not that it beholds itself di
minished in the eneenitude of its nmn
bem—.l.o...- it le numerically stronger than
it has been before—but that having been
beaten on it greatanatiOnal issue, as to
which it believed itself to be wholly
right and the opposition wholly wrong;
and ailt so believes, it must neverthe
' less abandon that ietue—for the decision
of it is final—and either sit down in
_helpless and decaying inactivity, or
strike boldly out upon a new line, se
, lected with peculiar reference, not to
things WE we would have.them, but to
:things as they "actually are, and in pur
- 'suing which line shall cease to be a
hold-back or "conservative" party, and
become what it was in its palmy days,
.a progressive and aggressive party.
These are the alternatives.
It will not sit down in helpless and
What, then, shall the new line be ?
In the first place, must we not cut.loose
from the Administration of Andrew
e Johnson, and leave that hybrid concern
• to float on the sea of public contempt
• into which it some time since entered,
and from which no power can rescue
it? Is not the late defeat attributable
more largely to this Administration
•i• than to all other causes pombined ?
;! What is there in its composition to
• command popular confidence? Who,
belonging to it, is entitledeby reason of
his antecedents or of lies statesmanship,
•te to the confidence or respect of the Dem
.; ", cystic party? Certainly is notfAudrew
Johnson, nor Wm. H. Seward, nor Ed
win M.-Stanton. True, this Adminis
tration had a right policy, and the
Democratic party, in overlooking the
chief men comprieeng it, and thinking
only of the rightfillnees of the policy,
displayed a patriotism whose purity
, was never excelled ; but the policy hay
. lug failed—and having failed,!; too,
through the feebleness and folly , and
- offenses against public propriety of the
Administration—why should not the
Democratic party abandon the dead
- body, fa - ger adherence to which is
death also to itself !
What neat? Can the Democratic
party succeed until the Negro question
shall be gotten out of the way? It .an
not. What neat ? Is_ not negro suf
frage inevitable, and is not the quickest
way to get the Negro question out of
the way to at once concede the suffrage,'
- making issue only on the degree to
which it shall be conceded? We know
that many Democrats have not reached
this advanced view of the case, and that
such still feel greatly inclined to revolt
at the proposition of Negro Suffrage in
any degree ; but let us tell them that
' it is always wise to accept the inevitable
when the inevitable comes. Negro
suffage, we say, is inevitable, and
whether it shall be qualified or univer
sal depends upon the promptness or
' otherwise with which the Deinocratic
• party shall move with reference to it.
The South will speedly yield qualified
" negro suffrage upon the motion of_ the
Democratic party; because, if for no
other reason, she will soon see, if she do
-. not yield it, she will ultimately be con'-
, pelled to accept universal negro suffrage.
Qualified negro suffrage yielded by
the South—and by this we mean impar
tial suffrage, or suffrage dependent upon
- the intelligence of the man, irrespective`
of color, as is now the rule in Massachu
- setts—the negro question velllhave been
disposed of, and the occupation of the
North Radical party will begone forev
er. Not au inch of ground will it have
e to stand upon; and the country can
- once more turn to those material ques
tions of public policy, the right dispo
sition of which is so essential to the
public prosperity. It will be upon these
, questions that the Democratic party
will triumph, and it will be by this tri
umph that Constitutional Government
and our Federal system will be pre
If the South be wise it will not wait,
on this suffrage question, even for the
motion of the Democratic party. If it
be wise, it will lose no time in putting
in motion the necessary machinery by
which will at the same time save it
self from humiliation, preserve Its own
self-respect, rid the counrty of the
most vexatious questions that ever dis
tracted any country, kill the worst po
litical party that ever existed on the face
of the globe, and put the Union in the
way of speedy restoration. This ma
chinery consists, of course, in conven
tions to revise the State constitutions.
THE Buffalo Commercial Advertiser,
which supported the entire Democratic
ticket, after discussing the election re
:, , sults winds up by saying :
The only real and indisputable dem
onstrations of the late elections are the
two which we have dwelt upon above.
' The first is, that the Democratic party
must pass into history as an accomplish
ment, and that it cannot become the ex
, ponent of conservatism ; the other, that
the constitutional amendments must be
•, accepted as the ultimatum of recon
struction. If an acceptance of these
. two demonstrations can be -wrought out
:; in future political adjustments, we may
yet be able to avoid the graVe dangers
_ which cluster around the pathway of
, the nation; otherwise the future looks
gloomy and till of uncertainty and dan
ger. We h ve faith that both demon
- strations will be made good in time.
A MowsTEi Gus.—Another monster
Naval Guii was cast at the! Fort Pitt
Yorks, Pittsburg, on the 7th inst. This
gun is the third of the same description
and calibre evercast. It is twenty inch
bore, and is designed for the naval ser
vice on our iron-clad fleet. In the three
furnace? used there were 140.000 pounds
of the best bloomfield •or Juniata pig
`iron, as follows: In the first furnace
63.000 pounds, second 40,000 pounds, and
iu the third 37,000 pounds. The fur
naces were fired at 4.30 A. M., and were
I tapped for the running of the metal into
• the moulds at 10.25 A. M. The time
consumed in running the metal into the
mould was 21 minutes.
A WELL known journalist, who was
formerly a Washington correspondent,
says that while there during the war,
ihe oue day asked Secretary Seward his
opinion of Horace Greely. "Horace
Greely," said Seward, "is a great man—
' a man so full of genius and of such
power that if he had a particle of coin
, mon sense we should have to hang him.
But be is a d—d fool, and therefore
harmless." After coming to New York,
the journalist, dining with the oditor_of
the Tribune, inquired his apinion of
Seward. "Seward has brains enough,"
• Was the reply, "to govern his country.
No man has a clearer or better head;
~` but the trouble with Seward is that he
is au infernal scoundrel."
—Reports from all portions of lowa
indicate that settlers are flocking there
faster than ever before, and that while
-' houses are very scarce in the towns, the
.; lands are being rapidly taken up and
- settled upon. In 1860 the population of
lowa was 874,918, but it la now estimated
. at more than 1,000,000.
70 - ite agitatut
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 1886.
crx.rt.chax..2%. , rxiozr 1,6 sp.
With ifiLiCa toward none. with caAarrr for ALL, with
firmness in the stonr, let us strive to finish the work
we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care
for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his
widow and orphans, and to do all which may achieve
and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations..,-A. LINCOLN—BIeach 4,1865.
It is the present purpose of the Pro
prietors of THE AGITATOR to issue the
.xn-TH Volume, beginning January 2,
1867, enlarged to thirty-two columns.—
This will require a sheet 26X.40 inches.
The size at present is 24X36 inches.
We..are moved to incur this consider
able outlay by reason of the crowded
condition of our columns. We can
not but recognize the rapid growth of
the county and increase our borders in
due proportion. The enlargement of
last Jinuary was an experiment. It
succeeded beyond sanguine expectation.
The people responded generously, as
they have again and again, to our effort
to print a paper entirely devoted to the
advancement of the material interests
of Tioga county, and to the enfranchise
ment of MAisr everywhere. - Thanks:
The terms of the enlarged paper will
remain as at present—s 2 per year, cash,
A QUESTION Ti EE MET
The question of suffrage is likely to
engross public attehtiou for the next
six months. Within that period of time
Congress will have held its session, and
many legislatures will have met, delib
erated, and adjourned.
This question of suffrage lies at the
very foundation of our system of gov
ernment. It cannot be handled with
out affecting the superstructure, of
course, but that fact need not deter legis
latures from modifying it, or adjusting
it so that the equilibrium bf thegovern
ment may be maintained.
It will be remembered that the great
argument against Radicalism during
the recent campaign, in - every northern
State, was Negro Suffrage. It was de
clared by our unscrupulous opponents
to be the desideratum sought by the Re
publican party. This was- not true.
The question did not present itself at
all during the campaign, and every at
tempt to force it upon the people was
made by our opponents.
The elections are over, and Negro
Suffrage, which was "a good enough.
Morgap until afterelection," has taken
on a new and unexpected phase. The
Chicago Ames, a virulent Copperhead
paper, lately came out in a double lead
ed leader advocating universal suffrage.
The Washington Republican, Johnson's
organ, also endorses the enfranchise
ment of the - negro, and argues that
President Johnson is farther advanced
in that respect than even the Radical
Republicans. It declares that Mr.
Johnson is yet in favor of giving the
ballot to all negroes who can read and
write, who have served in the Union
armies, and all others who have $250
worth of real property. The Editor
further declares that this was urged
upon the Radicals during the last ses
sion, but that they avoided the issue,
and went home to abuse the President.
This is important information, and puts
the paternity of negro suffrage upozi
the Johnson party. We suspect, how
ever, that the editor of the President's
Washington organ assumes much, and
The Chicago organ of the President
goes further, and treads closely upon
the heels of Wendell Phillips. Its ali
gnment summed up may be stated
thus: " The Detnocratic party cannot
succeed until the negro question shall
be gotten out of the way; negro suffrage
is Inevitable, and the quickest way to
get the negro question out of the way is
to concede the ballot to the negro, and
as the South will assent to qualified ne
gro suffrage if profered by the Demo
cratic patty, it is the duty of that party,
to take ground for the enfranchisement
of the negro as regards suffrage, and
thus secure the certain triumph of the
Such is the substance of-the new
Democratic doctrine and the reasoning
for its justification. .
There are three parties to this ques
tion of suffrage. One, of which Wen
dell Phillips is leader, asks :for univers
al suffrage without extraordinary quali
fication. Another, of which Messrs.
Greeley and Forney are the leaders, de
mands universal impartial, suffrage, in
return for universal amnesty to the
South. Still another demands that suf
frage shall be based upon intelligence,
and that all persons who can read and
write with facility shall be invested
with the right to vote. This party has
few prominent leaders as such.
As we remarked in the setting out,
the question of enlargement of the
franchise must be met squarely, and
that soon. we cannot put it off if we
would. What shall be the measure
of its enlargement and what shall be the
foundation of the right?
Our position, individually, upon this
question, is no secret. It dates from
the beginning of our active political life,
and being, as we beliee, founded upon
the underlying principles, of popular
government, has undergone no change.
From the first we have advocated the
making of a fixed degree of intelligence
the basis of suffrage, without reference
to any of the accidents of life.
This, of course, is impartial, but not
universal, suffrage. In a land -of free
schools it is the religious duty of every
man to give his children a good com
mon school education. To be able to
read with ease gives every man °plow
tunity to qualifiy himself for the exer;
eise of this important right.
The argument is clear, direct, and
incontrovertible. In a despotism the
rigor of the government depends upon
the rightmindness of the despot. If
oue man could be found, of rigid virtue
and broad philanthropy, it is agreed
that a government under his sole Aline
tion would be the best in the World.—
In the absence of such men the best
thing to be done is to depend upon the
collective excellence of the whole peo
ple. Hence the experiment of a popu
lar government like ours.
The founders of this government de
clared that its success and perpetuity
would depend solely upon the virtue
and intelligence of the people.
We have this proposition to set out
with. It follows, logically and irresisti
bly, that to secure success .to our ex
periment the people must be intelligent
by education. There is no other right
mode of preparing men to govern wise
ly save that of enlightment of the mind
and conscience; and popular govern
thent will succeed in the precise degree
of the collective wisdom of the people.
At present, many who cannot read
a word of English—or what is equiva:
lent to that, exercise the elective fran
chise. No wonder we have trials, and
tabulations, and miscarriages.
Would you employ a man to keep your
books who knew nothing of book-keep
If not, why elevate a man the dig
nity of a governor who knows nothing
of the principles of government, noth
ing of the nature and results of conflict
The only thing to be considered in
conferring the right of suffrage Is the
greatest good of the greatest number of
citizens. Neither color nor birth-place
can endanger popular liberty. Igno
rance and immorality, alone, can des
We are not in favor of universal am
nesty and universal suffrage. It invol
ves serious trifling with the common
good. We have proceeded too loosely
heretofore, and if the elective franchise
is to be modified, we must advocate its
restriction to those who have provided
themselves with•the opportunity of en
These, in brief, are our views, not put
forward for the first time, but reiterated.
We regret to see that an effort has
been made in Franklin county to force
public sentiment in favor of Governor
Curtin for U. S. Senator. A call for an
election of delegates to meet in Conven
tion was issued in form, but out of 4250
Republican voters in the county but 700
felt interest enough in the matter to go
to the polls; and of these 282 voted not
to instruct for Gov. Curtin.
The Convention appears to have orig
inated with Col. McClure. We regret
that it had an origin at all. Col. Stum
baugh, the Assemblyman for that coun
ty refuses to receive instructions from
the Convention, and thus the unwise
scheme fails, as it ought to. The at-,
tempt to force public sentiment in
matter of this nature is reprehensible.,
We last week indicated our penall
preference as regards candidates for the
high office named. The chief reasons
for this preference were given in the
concise and forcibielanguage of a Brad
ford county cotemporary, all of which
received our unqualified endorsement.
We can see grave objections to Gov.
Curtin as a candidate ; and with no de
sire to do him an injustice, will state
them. It was some months after the
breach between Andrew Johnson and
.Congress became manifest before Gov.
Curtin found out on which side of the
high dividing fence he• belonged. So
late as the middle of last March, being
in Harrisburg, we were unable to learn
where he stood on the clearly-defined
issues of that stirring time. We regar
ded him as occupying a very equivocal
position ; especially so, since most peo
ple had at that time recognized the dif
ference between Congress and the Pres
ident as no less than an attempt by the
latter to usurp the law-making prerog
ative of the former. We. believe that
Gov. Curtin arrived at the same conclu
sion sometime in the month of June or
July, following; but not until the en
tire Copperhead press had repeatedly
claimed him as a Johnson man, with
out eliciting from'him or his friend's the
decisive disclaimer which the Republi
can press awaited with an anxiety that
wa shall not soon forget.
We submit that the present is not the
time to prefer men of uncertain convic
tions. It is morally certain that emer
gencies as grave as that which placed
the President in opposition to the legis
lative power last winter will again arise
—in which case the new Senator must
be a man whose ability to take a posi
tion on the right side must enable him
to decide at once. Such a man we do
not regard Gov. Curtin to be, and we
should be guilty of a serious neglect of
duty not to say so now. No man who
found occasion to equivocate last spring
can be fully trusted to represent this
great Commonwealth in the Senate of
the United States during the Adminis
tration of Andrew Johnson.
The contest will lie between Simon
Cameron and Andrew G. Curtin, but
Col. Forney will, apparently, make an
unlooked for show of strength. With
either :Cameron or Forney in the Sen
ate the common interest would be safe.
Both have unwaveringly sustained the
cause of the people in the darkest hour
of the Republic, and neither equivoca:-
ted when the President undertook to
betray the trust reposed in him. But
the former will, according to present
indications, bring most strength to the
Beaks and Papers.
Our "Book Table" has seldom trenched upon
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now hard upon the close of the year, and there
are three months of long evenings ahead. That
our friends may choose intelligently what period
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[For the Agitator]
THE SILVEP. RULE.—PASTE IT
You all know the golden rule—"lto unto other,
as you would wish them to do to you." Bare is
a rule which is almost a part of the golden rule,
but we will put it by itself, and because of its value
call it the "Silver Rule," and hope our readers
may find it more valuable than silver or gold.—
For it will restore to all who strictly follow it,
that which is rather to be chosen than great riches,
namely,—a good name, domestio peace and hap
piness. Think and say all you can of the good
qualities of others; forget and keep silent con
cerning their bad qualities. Strive to do right
yourself. Always set an example worthy of im
itation. Be diligent in your worldly calling, just
and honest in all your dealing, pure and charit
able in your conversation, temperate and chaste
in thought, word and deed. You cannot conceive
how much such a course will bighten your own
happiness, and raise you in the esteem of all.—
Did you ever think any more of a person because
he or she found fault with others? Never call
your neighbor Or associates ugly or unpleasant
names to - their faces, or behind their backs. If
they are pot what they ought to be; it does not
make them any better for you to talk or think•
about them.- While you love to dwell upon the
faults of others, it causes your own soul to grow
smaller, and you become like the foul bird that
prefers carrion for food. •
Cultivate a desire. for something wholesome;
abandon and abhor all tattling, and remember
that a "wholesome tongue :is a tree of life."
A MRs.Ctunz, of Quincy, Illinois,
has been buried alive. She was sup
posed to have died on Sunday-last, and
on Monday"was interred in a vault be
longing to the family. On Wednesday
'groans were heard from the: vault by.
children of the buried woman and an
old lady who was with them. Upon
learning this, the husband and neigh
bors repaired to the vault, broke open
the door, opened the coffin, & found the
woman alive. She had - torn her hair
and wounded her fingers in vain efforts
to escape from ber narrow prison. She
was taken ho)ne, and is said to be now
in a fairway to recover. -
Speaking of ascandalous report which
has been current for some time, invol
ving, by implication,, the moral repu
tation of a Rhode Island senator
[Sprague] and his wife [Miss Kate
Chase), the Providence Journal of Fri
day pronounced the .story "an utter
falsehood without one iota of founda
tion." It also says: "There is not in
the country a man happier, or who de
serves to be happier, in his domestic re
lations, and nothing has occurred to af
ford even a pretext for the slanders
which have been invented by malice
and circulated by scandal."
We learn by the Quartermaster Gen
eral's advertisement for iron head
blocks, that there are seventy-eight
national cemetries. The advertisement
requires the contractor to furnish a
number of these head-blocks not less
than 219,800 nor more than 310,500. So
we may infer that the number of Union
soldiers buried by the Government is
somewhere between the two numbers
—A young lad named Johnson was
burned to death at Oneida, on Friday
last, in abarn. Johnson and his brother
had started a fire on the barn floor with
some matches and shavings, which
spread so rapidly that they became
alarmed and one of them hid himself in
the hay. His remains were found in
the embers after the barn was burned
—The oldest woman in America is
Mrs. Foroh,.who lives in the mountains
of East Tennessee, and is aged one
hundred and twenty-one years. She is
blind, but being quite hearty, walks
without assistance. -Her memory is
unimpaired, and she can recount many
of the events of the , Revolution with
—Beside Governor Morton, of Indiana,
Judge James Hughes, former Democrat
ic member of Congress, but during the
last live years a member of the Union
Party, and Hon. George N. Julian, are
candidates for the United. States Sena
torship. The contest is said to be be
tween the Radical and Conservative
wings of the party.
—A young man named Wm. S. Sulli
van, residing in Columbus,- Bartholo
mew County, committed suicide by
taking opium. He swallowed the drug
on Saturday night, and died from the
effects yesterday. He was a married
man, and no cause can be conjectured
for the rash act. He left a letter, .ad
dressed to his father, in which he said
he was broken-hearted.
Henry J. Raymond was educated at
the GenesseeirVesleyou Setninary, New
York, and the students of the Insti
tution lately looked up the records to
find which of the rival secret' societies
he belonged to. They were rather
amused than to find his name
on the rolls of both.
A reward of $l,OOO has been offered
for the discovery of Edward Tisdale, of
Dubuque, lowa, alive or dead. He mys
teriously disappeared, at Chicago, on
the afternoon of September 25th.
Tzt.t. '_servatives and Democrats
have taken to abusing the Rev., H. W.
Beecher again , charging him with hav
ng abolished the fourth commandment
by preaching politics on' Sunday. His
preaching does not suit them as well as
SMITH WISNER, well known among
oar lumbermen, died at Southport, N. Y., of
eholefa, week before last.
jETTERS of Administration having been
j granted upon the estate of Martha_ Jane
Cooper, late of Chatham, dee'd., all persona in.
debted to, and all having claims against said de
cedent, will call and settle with
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LATEST FASHIONS DEMAND J. W.
BRADLEY'S CELEBRATED PATENT
DUPLEX ELLIPTIC (OR DOUBLE
He wonderful flexibility and great comfort and
pleasure to any lady wearing the Duplex. Elliptic
Skirt, will be experisaced particularly In all crowded
assemblies, operas, carriages, railroad cars, church word,
arm chairs, for promenade and house dress, as the skirt
can be folded when in use to occupy a small place as
easily and conveniently as a silk or muslin dram, an in.
valuable quality in crinoline, not found in any eingle
A lady having enjoyed the pleasure, comfort and
great convenience of wearing the duplex elliptic steel
spring skirt fora single day. will never afterwards will
ingly dispense with their use. or children, Mimes and
young ladies they are superior to all others.
They will not band or break like the single spring,
but will preserve their perfect and graceful shape when
three or four ordinary skirts will have been thrown
aside as useless. The hoops are covered with double and
twisted thread, end the bottom rode are not only don.
hie springs, but twice (or double) covered; preventing
them from wearing out when dragging down stoops,
The Duplex Elliptic is a great favorite with all ladies,
and is universally recommended by the fashion maga.
zinee, as the standard skirt of the fashionable world.
To enjoy the following inestimable advantages in
crinoline, viz; superior quality, perfeet manufacture,
stylish shape and finish, ilexibility, durability, comfort
and economy, inquire for J. W. Bradley's Duplex Ellip
tic, or double spring skirt, and be ware you get the gen
CAUTION.—To guard against imposition, be particu
lar to notice that skirts offered as "duplex" have the
red ink stamp, via: W. Bradley's Duplex Elliptic
Steel Springs," upon the waistband—none others are
genuine. Also notice that every hoop will admit a pin
being passed through the center, thus revealing the
two (or double) springs braided together therein, which
is the secret of their flexibility and strength, and a com
bination not to be found in any other skirt.
For sale in all stores where Bret class skirts are sold
throughimt the United States and elsewhere. Manu—
factured by the sole owners of the patent,
'MISTS, BRADLEY k CAGY,
97 Chambers k 79 k 81 Beads sta., N. Y.
Abro; a n e w tot of
BEE-HIVE EXCHANGE 1
WM, T. fiLVITHRS, PROP'R
I - 1 00D names pertain to good things. MATH.
ERS'S Grocery is like a .BFX-RIVE be
cause of the constant swarming .1"n" and out of
customers. It is unlike a bee-hive, because those
who swarm out generally carry away a load of
groceries; and - Immense the eustom bees, which
swarm in and out, keep it up in winter as well
es in summer.
MATHERS'S 'Grocery i 8 aftEXCIIANGE,
cause-farmers exubange their produce and their
money for his goods.
also furnislies the market prices of farm prOdnce,
he being in correspondence with leading
NEW YORK COMMISSION; HOUSES
FLOUR, PORK, FISH, CORN MEAL,
BUCKWHEAT FLOgR, BUTTER,
CHEESE, APPLES, POTA-
TOES, ONIONS, S
TEAS, COFFEES, SUGARS,
PRUNES, RAISINS, SAUCE 8,
CANNED FRUITS, DRIED FRUITS,
and all those articling whit* cause your store
" BLOSSOM AS A ROSE."
BETTER, CHEESE AND LARD,
for whit be pays the beat prices cash, or ex
If you buy of
Your wives will not scold. your children will no
ory, and you will never be out of money. B
member the place.
We'labor°, Pa., Nov. 28, 1888
PRICES 1 , [ILLY REDUCED FROM 15
TO 25 PER CENT. IN THE
LAST TEN DAYS!
_subscriber baring purchased largely at
• late bankrupt sales in New York, is
happy to inform the inhabitants of Tiuga County
that he is now prepared to offer
to CASH PURCHASERS.
Amongst his Stock of Dress Goods, will be
Warranted all Wool at de. per yard.
RICH POPLINS it EMPRESS CLOTHS,
At UM per yard.
LADLES' BEATER CLOAKING'S,
All Woo), at 20s. per yard
Au endless variety of
EICKW & BALMORAL SKIRTS, FLAN
NELS, SHAWLS, BLANKETS,
- TABLE LINENS, HAND• •
KERCHIEFS, LADIES' MISSES,
AND CHILDREN'S SHOES
All of which will be found remarkably cheap
All are invited to call and examine' the Goods.
Welleboro, Nov. 28, 'BB. T. HARDEN.
BENJAMIN SEELEY, shoe
maker, over Jerome Smith's store
m a w , ii ild on Main Street, would just say to
the Shoeless and Bootless-that is,
that portion of them who have the
deducts to change their condition—that he is
now prepared to manufacture coarse gentle T
men's fine Boots, or Sue gentlemen's comae Boot
in as bungling a manner, and at as dear rates as
any other establishment this aide of Whitney's
Corners. Anything in the line of Shoemaking
or Cobbling will be admirably botched on the
shortest notice. Don't examine my work ;it
won't bear inspection; but "go it blind." Re
member the place, next door to tEthakspeare's
Tailor Shop. . 1 B. SHELBY.
_ Noy. 14, 1866.-tf.
PLATED WARE—Cake baskets, oard bask
eta, castors, sugar bowls, etc., at
LAWRENCEVILLE DRUG STORE.
TEE undersigned having purchased
the Drug Store of W. G. Miller, will
Iteep a full atook cf
DRUGS' AND MEDICINES,
PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS,
Dye Stuffs. Kerosene Oil and Groceries, which
will be sold at as low prices as any other estab
lishment in the country for cash.
C. P. LEONARD.
Lawrenceville, Nov. 5, 180.—tL
Bounty and Pension Agency.
I'AVM() received definite instructions In regard to
the extra bounty allowed by the act approved
July 28, 1888, and having on band a large supply of all
necessary blanks, we are prepared to prosecute all pen
sion and bounty claims which bay be placed in our
hands. Persons living at a distance can communicate
with in by letter, and their communications will be
promptly answsted. SMITH SLIAW.
Wellsboro. October 24,1868.
Farm for Sale.
subscriber offers his farm for sale, con—
taining 100 acres, 40 acres of which are un
der good improvement. Good frame house there
on. one and a half story high ; also a new frame
barn, 30 by 45 feet. A thrifty young orchard, of
apple, pear, and cherry trees, mostly grafted, 100
in all. Well watered by never failing springs:—
Said farm is situated in Delmar township, ou the
road leading from Stony Fork to Pine creek. For
terms apply to the subscriber, on the place, or to
A. L. Ellsworth, at the Bingham office, Wellsboro.
ALVAN N. WEBSTER.
Delmar, August 22, 1888.—tf
FOR BALE—One pair of mares 8 year old,
sound. Inquire of B. VAN DUBEN,
WILCOX & BARKER
ARE NOW OFFERING great inducements
. to the people of Tloga county, me they Lave
their store literally crammed,
SEASONABLE DR GOODS
of every description. Good Calico at 18d per
yard, and other. goods in proportion. c arpet ,
and Oil Cloths, Bradley's Dopler Bliptie ski r t
HATS AND CAPS,
in endless variety to suit everybody in she, price
BOOTS AND SHOES,
from a baby's size to a ten tooter—sit styles and
priems--ranging from a fine gentleman's °oars,
boot to a coarse gentleman's fine boot.
This department is filled with choice groceries,
and at primes that will compare favorably with
HARDWARE & CROCKERY,
we are offering at "live and let live" prices.--
Carriage trimming always on hand.
In short, we would say to tha people of this
community, that we do not intend to be under_
sold, as we shall endeavor to keep on band et all
times everything to sloths a, men on the outside,
and lath and plaster him on the inside.
Just drop in and be convinced before perdu/is
October 2. 1866. WILCOX & 'BARRER
[IL ENRY SHERWOOD .1; J. HARRISON,
JCL- Atty'e, will collect Bouvriss, Prassioss,
aud,all other claims against the Government.
bitider the provisions of late acts of Congress
$lOO extra Bounty,
will be paid to every three years' min WIJO served
out his full time, or was wounded in service, or
was discharged by reason of the termination of the
war, and to the widows, minor children or p 4.
rents of three years men,
$5O extra Bounty
will be paid to all two years' men and their heirs
under like circumstances, and to three years' men
who served two years of their enlistment.
In no case will any extra bounty be paid when
more than $lOO has been previously paid.
N o c l a i m wilt ha 11ntertainell unless presented
under RULES AND REGULATIONS issued by the
War Department Sept. 22, 1886.
The Department will receive claims friom Oct.
1, 1866, until April 1,1887. In case of claims by
parents under late acts of Congress for bounty,
the - Kaman and MOTHER must both join in the
Increase of Pension.
$l5 per month to every Invalid Pensioner to
$2 per month for each child under 16 years of
age of widow Pensioners.
Feet for procuring Extra Bounty, $5
" Increase Pension,
4 , Original Pension, $lO
" collection the 4th of Sept. and 4th of
March payments of Pensions, . $1
U. S. CLAIM AGENCY,
Fos the Collection of
limy and Navy Claims awl Pt 1110213.
riNEW BOUNTY LAW passed July 28,18dd, gives
tfro and three years' soldiers extra bounty. Send
in your discharges.
OFFICERS' EXTRA PAY.
Three months' extra pay proper to volunteer officers
who were in service March 3,16455.
To all who bate lost a limb and who have been perma
nently and totally disabled.
All other Eit.vernment claims prosecuted.
JEROME B. NILES.
Welleboro, October 10, 1888-tf
MILE undersigned having been mppointed an
administrator de bonia non of Caleb D. thr
rison, late of Jaakaon, deo'd. all personilndebted
to said deoendeiit are requested to make immedi
ate payment, and all having claims against the
same, will present them to 0. B. W.8L1,8,
Jackson, Nov. 7, 1808.--aw. Adm'r.
T ETTEBB of Administration basing boon
Ligrakted to the undersigned on the estate of
B. B. airrison, later of.lsoksow, diced an persons
owing odd estate, and all persons baring claims
against ibt same, will call and settle with
LEVI B. SHRIVES
Jackson. Nov. lBB6 3w. Adner.
THE copartnership late existing between the
subscribers is hereby dissolved. The books
and accounts are with Mr. E. B. Carvey, for set
tlement, who will Hereafter conduct the business.
Welisboro, Nev. 14, Md. E. B. CARVE?.
NOTICII.-All weans indebted to Monroe t
Carney. are requested to call immediately and
settle with 8.-B. OARVEY.
1 Farm for Sale.
PRE undersigned offers for sale his farm near
Nanvoo, consisting of 164 acres of land, 30
acres improved, with a good framed dwelling and
three hay barns thereon, well watered with living
springs, also a young orchard of 100 trees com
mencing to bear fruit; also a lot ir4 [Nairroo with
a dwelling house and blacksmith (Oen thereon.
For conditions please call on the subscriber on
the premises who will sell at a bargain.
Nauvoo, Nov. 21, '66-2w JOHN NIIITFER.
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY having been
granted upon the estate of Ulrich Forrer,
late of Liberty, deceased, this is to notify all
persons indebted to make immediate payment,
and all having claims against the said estate will
present them for settlement to
Liberty, Oct. 31, 18138.—tit Executors.
PRE undersigned offers. for sale the farm in
Tioga, Tioga county, Pa., known as the
King or Crane farm. It is situated on the Tioga
river, three miles above Tioga village, a few rads
from the Mill Creek railroad s tation. It contains
47' acres of land, and is in a good state or culti
vation, with a good house, two good barns, a nd
abed, fine (reit ; and is well fenced. Will be soil
cheap, and is very desirable. F. E. SMITH.
Tioga, October 17, liiBll-8m
tONTAINING 230 acres situated on the
Cowanesqua Valley opposite the Village Of
Knoxville with good buildings and a large old
orchard of good grafted fruit, andis good young
sugar bush, thereon. There is about 100 acres
improved and the balance ia covered with good
Hemlock and Pine and hard timber together with
10 cows, span of horses and one yoke of three
year old steers, and young atock and 120 sheep,
farming utensils, wagons ,ke.et a. Said faint to
well watered and well calaularad for a first class,
dairy or stock farni, and the undersigned also
offers for sale 0 acres of land adjoining s,ild
farm together with a good Saw mill thereon with
one of the beat water privileges on the Cowanss
qua river; and also a large new store and stock
of goods in the Village of Knoxville, besides s
number of Village lots, all of which the subscri
ber wishes to sell in bulk or in parcels to suit the
purchaser. Prices moderate a.. , erms easy
fur further partibulars enquire of
Knoxville Nov. 7, 18d0—tf.
,t DMINISTRATRIX NOTlCE.—Letters of
Xi administration having been granted to the
undersigned ou the estate of Mathew Borst, late
of WeHeber°, deceased, all persona indebted to
said estate are requested to make immediate paY•
ment, and those having claims against the same
will present them for settlutnent to WM. IL
METH, Esq., at his office in Wellabor°.
Nov. T. 18e8-Bw. MARY BORST, A
100 PIECES OF NEW MUSIC just re
ceived at Young's Book Store.
Farm for Sale.
A Farm For Sale