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which raised all the small streams in
the vicinity and left the roads for a
couple of .days in a muddy and disa
The farmers in this state areestreme
ly soliCitonseoneerning thisyear's crops,
as it Is feared the grasshoppers will des
troy everything. A perfect avalanche
of the destroying pests came - upon the
whole State of Kansas last summer from
the West, and their eggs have been de
posited in our soil by the millions. We
have had several days of intensely cold
weather this season, and the farmers
hoped it wouldhill the eggs brit it has
not, as the grasshoppers have -bees
lisieJaed out by. placing - the soil con
taining-the eggs on a warm stove. I
LISS'S' seen several bottles of
insects that have been hatched out by
the heating process, and what will be
come of Kansas crops this year is a mat
ter that must be solved by the future.
It is certain that early crops will be en
tirely -destroyed -during their flight
across the State, as will also the crops
in Ills:sour/ if they continue their jour
ney east as they have commenced.
Most all kinds of business just now is
dull, though all are looking.for a change
at an early day. Rents are high and
scarce but the markets are very reasona
ble. Wood is selling for $6 and $8 per
cord ; apples $ per bushel; potatoes
®$1,80; butter &5 C `Lists ; eggs 35c;
beefsteak 12i; pork do. 10c ; quails $1
per dozen; prairie chickens 15 to 2Oets
caeh, and the eatables in proportion.
There probably harkbeen more quails,
prairie chick ens and rabbits brought into
our market this season than for the past
five years psevious, and many times I
nave seen a' load of chickens (dressed)
, -(A1 for eight and ten cents each.—
The choicest brand of St. Louis flour
new sells for $7,2.5 cts per 100 lbs. Buck
wheat flour is scarce and sells for lOcts
per lb; cabbage is very scarce and small
neads are selling readily for from 30 to
lOcts; thought saw them selling in
Denver three years ago for $5.60 Per tread.
The citizens of Atchison are in high
spirits because our townsman, General
Pomeroy, has been chosen to represent
them another six years in the U. S.
Senate. P. A. R.
Tam SNAKE AND TUE ROCK.
In a recent speech in Congress, lion.
John Wentworth, of Chicago, used the
happiest illustration we have seen em
ployed to exhibit clearly and forcibly
the existing state of the question rela
ti: e to our treatment of the rebellious
3t:-tes. lie presented the matter in al.
ill;-....J:1 , :11. - ,.Z/1:1.,;10 - y or fable, as follows.
"A Lavekr wa, one day accosted by
a. snake from under a rock, asking to be
let out. The uraviler at first was afraid
of the consequences; and told thesnake
:hat he was atraid he would bite him it
he Was let out. The snakeasserted that
he had been under the rock a long tittle;
lir: he regretted his natural propeiug
-I.e-, and was revolved hereafter to ef
.• c:ott::y control them. After much
the traveler compassionately
2 , -.1:,ve.! the :•ock. and he and the snake
e.l some Cii`fl:lllVe agreeably
: , ,tetntsr. the snake .aid lie
like biting somebody ; that he
• iiMitt not bite the traveler, but his
venow GUS propensities had returned
with such strength that he could not
to ten longer control bielf. He con
:ended that the prom* na:-
he had made
made under duress: that God had
made him Ihr a snake ; that he had no
;,ther !unctions to perform than those
c" a snake. The traveler entreated him
to control himself and remind him of
11.-, original promise. The matter was
:nally compromised by agreeing to
leave the question in dispute between
them to thilt first three animals they,
met. The first was the wolf. He de
e!ded that the snake was restored to his
o:igival rights, and that his promise
iymkle while under duress was not bind-
The next animal met was the
iamb, who decided in favor of the trav
e.er, and was in favor of peace among
all animals. The third animal met
as the fox. Beforente could give his
, Nnion-the wanted to survey the origi-
Du' premises. Upon reaching them he
.cited the snake to hiy down in exactly
the position he was in when the travel
,r found him. He then asked the trav
.. ,place the rock as it originally
This being done, he said : "This
rme requires great deliberation ; we
must take titue'to consider it." And scr
ra and the traveler passed ou.
Now the serpent of rebellion having
I,Len foolishly liberated from the pros
trate situation under the great rock
v, hich:Corthern patriotism rolled upon
Lo crush it, without having lint been
disapned of its venom, Coolly proposed
to use its fangs upon the hand which
magnanimously gave itfreedont. There
- , ,encw to be no alternative left but to re
place the lifted rock, unless the snaky
enemy, whom he cannot trust, will
quietly submit to have its poison fangs
drawn out. That done, it may wriggle
ivllere it will."
A Haab STORY.—A correspondent of
the West Branch Bulletin, writing from
Cogan station, under date of Feb. 25th,
1-3 responsible for the following :Hun
chausen account of a bear hunt
:rßut now I come to the gayest hunt
(7,11. Yosterday, wbile the men were
ngaged in felling trees on the side of
the mountain, some of them getting
dry, one or the boys proposed to pro,i
;.cet for water. Traveling along the
side of the mountain, he saw a hole un
t;e.r a rock, and not thinking of any
harm, stuck his head in, which was im
mediately saluted by a snap and growl
of an old bear. Seth jerked out of that
in a hurry, and called to the other men.
T.Ley joining him; a consultation was
held, when they concluded to dig them
out, so they sent for all hands and the
dogs. In. mean time, the old bear
hot liking the way things were going
nn, stuck her head out, which received
a sly pop from John Kinley; but It was
until the second shot was delivered
tha: we were this to lay hands on her.
On c-xarnination, we found two ball
iv.ies. , )etween the eyes. By this time
and was ready to partici-
We were ad standing around the
when Abe Bastian sings out :
he.:e': one:" but soon dieW back.
On throwing some snow in, it appeared
d gave up the ghost. Charley lie:0-
mun crawled in to haul him out. two
holding to his legs to help pull the
No sooner bad we got it out,
when two more came out as orderly at,
iii6ugh they were coming out ofcb urch.
.nd then the fun commenced. Heyl
n., in grabbed both of them, one pulling
tie other down the bill. John Sat-
pitched in and ,helped—over the
rocks, 'Lumps, down the bill we
together, uow bear up,
:.ow dog down, until all hands were
mixed generally. -We finally succeed
ed in getting them chained, and co the
f-,(.t of the mountain, where we found a
and drove them home, having
captured two alive in two
Our friend of the West Branch Belle-
EZCIS be is "rapt anxious for religious
d.s , .....igsricris, and shall not enter into
item" in his columns. We have been
z.u . _-:.l.lnraed to hear much during the
zr from our Democratic opponents
:'.lent Introducing politics Into the
pit., and now we have a protest from
Republican friend against intro
religion into politics. When
t.zAh there theories are satisfied we shall
witness that most melancholy of all
Eights. a pulpit without courage and a
press without a soul. We believe the
sphere of the press to be co-extensive in
its didactic character with that of the
pulpit, and we believe 'the pulpit to
have the whole domain of moral truth
for its field of operation and discussion.
A 14 - 4 kt fuon Washington states that
), a broken down,
t<trn penal; h0)115
tik.'l4o/ fif,llo their
etteoevir"- - '`‘'.". folk WI,
g••••'-iy 4254 0,4
' l 4 I% ii".* AY , 94
WEDNESDAY, MAR. (3, 15C7. :;„
We erred last week. in Oir eittinate
the amount of comity debt ex ti ugui-died
in 1806. The actual reduction of the debt
was about $75,000: We failed to deduct
from the nominal sum lifted the amount
borrowed to meet Thus, in
stead of two years, being sufficient to
Axtingulah the debt, it would, at the
rate of last year's reduction require
about three ;rears;• - • but, Are are inform
ed, the sum received form certain..our
ces herethfore, in the nature of taxes,
will be uluehl-educed hereafter, and It
ia probable that the term of five years
will be required to clear up the entire
An eirott is being made to get a law
passed for the publication of -all the
general laws of the Commonwealth, in
at least one each, of the paper publish
ed in the interest of the twee parties, in
every county. It is 'proposed to. ;moo
moue with the law s of the present ses
Such laws already exit in New York
and Ohio, and there is 1 o good reason
why such a Jaw should lot exist in ev
ery State in the Union. -
The general laws are few, and the ex
pense, at usual advertising rates, could
be small. But small or great, the laws
should be made publio in that hest of
all modes—through the county newspa
niAA, on .73EABT 7
The American people are pai : ,,ing up
on this question this very day.
TAN I) years and two days ago, a man
stood up in the :Senate Chant bet at the
National Capital, and took the official
',nth of Vice President of the Vhited
states. This man was drunk; drunk
when he took the oath, and drunk when
he addressed the assembled representa
tives of foreign nations, the Judges of
the Supreme Court, the Senators and
Representatives, and the President and
his Cabinet, who Made up the august
He insulted the foreign ministers per.
onnlly ; and he presented himself in a
state of beastly intoxiCation as the pe
culiar representative of the American
Every sober frit!ad of the Govern
meat will recollect the heart-shock he
received when the news of this new and
unlooked for calamity reached the coun
try. It was dii,credited as too mon
strous for,belief. Wheu the report set
tled into indispuAe fkt, a general de
spondency seized upon the people.
ft was a terrible calamity. But out
of its lowering midnight there came an
angel of mercy, charged with the social
salvation of the people. This angel in
shining raiment was TE3IPERANCE.
—No man will dispute ;the fact that
there is a wide-spread and (,fx tram di nary
awakening on the subject of Temper
ance in progress. Every great impulse
has an initial moment.' If Y'ou are an
alytically inclined, you can trace this
growing temperance reform directly up
to its initial moment; and were one
thousand men to make the investiga
tion, without concert of action, they
would, every man of them, meet in the
Senate Chamber of the United States,
and from thence proclaim United
Johnson—" Thou art the llaci !t'
So, out of that night of national mor
[ titication and disgrace, came all impulse
which promises to wolf:. out the social
salvation of the American people.
The first evideOe of this coming Re
form was seen in the revival of the va
rious Societies for the propagation of
temperance plineiple,:. For years they
had languished, and in come localities
had disappeared altogether. The sim
ple truth, is, the friends of temperance
had grown weary in well-doing.
The incoming wave of the grand tide
of reform, in Tioga county, that is, first
appeared in East Charleston. The tide
touched Mansfield almost at the, same
moment. Thence it spread to Law
renceville ; and thence, as its track dis
closes itself to us, it touched Wellsboro.
The effect is marked in each place and
the adjacent neighborhoods.
The operation of this awakening is
peculiar. Its work proceeds without os
tentation, without violence, without
aSeerbity ; and its progress is as rapid
as noiseless, as irresistible as it is benefi
cent. We freely confess that our high
est and ruling desire is to add volume
to this grand refoimutory impulse. It
is a source of lively satisfaction to us
to observe its wonderful progress, and
to feel our individual identification with
it as a humble and earnest helper - .
The course of this awakening is visi
ble everywhere. - "(Washington has a
Congressional Tehaperance Society, its
sessions drawing audiences of three and
four thousand We are glad to an
nounce that our member, Mr. Wilson,
Is a prominent member of that Society.
The day will come when to have been
early Identified with the Congressional
Temperance Society will be a- greater
honor thanthe Presidency.
Ag4in, on the.lBth of February there
was held at Harrisburg a State Temper
ance Convention, in which many emi
nent men, hitherto unknown in such
We mention these facts in evidence of
the greater fact that the people are de
ciding the question—" Matt, or Beast?"
—hi a quiet, but determined, manner.
The decision is for Man, against the
Beast. We begin to hope that the day
is not far distant when th'i shadow of
the terrible destroyer of domestic peace
and rtttfiless breaker of social ties, will
no longer brood over the homes and
hearts of the American people.
Wherever the awakening has extend
ed a marked change for the betteris ob
vious to all. Right here the change is
_marvelous. Boys, young men., and
men of middle age—many of whom
were, six months ago, treading the path
to disgrace and shame, are now living
witnesses of the beneficence of Temper
ance in our streets and workshops. In
pone; the change is so marked as
l Vs excite general remark, and even. the
60410trigIMPItion of those whose barroom
i; ffte ilthllk poorer by the change.
fi , fifif. i it will not last. It
has lastdd for nearly half a year, we re
ply ; and we discover no reason why it
nitty'nef i be permatiek:Th.lS utijiia to
these struggling resistants of evil hab
its to give breath to lighi doubts of
their ability to' resist the tempter still.
But even *ere they to recede from their
1 -4 1,-- Posigon to Which they have,
',their way,the progress
decgo riot be - lost. i rJre alltitko
evil appetite who ran keep the demon
down for one month can remain mas
ter of the field forever. The - yoke once
cast need never be resumed. - Ont. faith
in the stability of this reform is only
measured by our confidence in the in
herent divinity of human nature.
Friends of Man , s uplifting: All are
specially called to labor in this field.
The field is the world : the grain is ri
pening; the reapers are few. Without
question of our several respective modes
of reforming and. saving men, let us
worik together in this great hour of the
resurrection of self-respect, and glorify
the Almighty by restoring to usefulness
His bitterly tempted' and straying chil
To our modest article on the tariff
question, published two weeks ago, the
Editor of the Catskill Recorder replies
at great length, and with a skillful
avoidance of the question. ' When he
speaks for himself, his comments are
compounded of blunt denial and exple
tives, equal parts. He will not need to
be told that those things do not pertain
to argument auy more than hard words
butter parsneps, or vinegar catbhes flies.
We will take his first quotation in
rebuttal ; and one more unfortunate for
his argument could not have been
brought forward. It sets forth that the
production of print paper in this coun
try, last year, was $35,000,000 in value.
Upon this he assumes that no revenue
accrued to the Government. Suppose,
he continues, a duty of 10 per cent. had
been laid upon print paper, and instead
of making our own paper, we had im
ported this $35,000,000 worth ; that
would have paid into the treasury the
sum of $350,000.
However, the• law of July, 1886, fm
posed a duty of 25 percent. upon print
paper, amounting, essentially, to,n pro
hibitory tariff, and under this stringent
law the value of print paper imported
was but $5559, yieldinga duty of $9ll to
the Government. Under this protec
tion, he goes on to say in his quotation,
domestic manufactures increased their
To this we reply, that the duty on
print paper was lower in 1863-64, and
'65, than in 1866 ; and during those for
mer years home manufactured paper
was the highest it.has ever been in this
country. We paid all prices, from 16
to 82 cents per pound, in 1863-64, while
during 1866 the price never went avove
cents nor beloW 16 cents. This dis
poses of his charge against domestic
But wO want answets to the follow
Would this country have been more
henatted had the 15,000,000 paid to
American manufactures for print ,pa
per, been paid to British monopolists?
Do you not know that the Government
received in duties on chemicals import
ed and used in paper manufacture, in
internal revenue tax upon the $35,000, 7
000 worth of print paper produced, and
from Income tax levied upon manufac
turers of print paper, much more than
the sum of $150,000 it would have recei
ved from duties at 10 per cent. had , all
the print paper been imported ?
The next quotation of our friend is
still more unfortunate. It sets forth
that there is great distress in the coal
mining district's, that the Wheeling
rolling mills have stopped and thus de
prived hundreds.of labor.
Exactly so. So long as British col
liers can ballast ships with coal and
throw it into our markets without cost
of transportation ; so long as British
iron-mongers can ballast ships with
iron produced by pauper labor at a tri-:
fling cost, and throw It into our mark
ets without cost of transportation; so
long will British capital and free-trade
blundering combine to oppress .AMeri
can industry, and the spectacle of si
lent colleries and rolling mills will in
sidt the gaze of the American people.
Shut out British railroad iron and let
our railroads be supplied by American
manufactures, and there will be no si
lent rolling mills in the land, no dis
tressed miners, and no destitution
anmong day-laborers. This is our an
And we say, right here, that we are
willing to pay five cents per pound
tuore for paper, one dollar per ton more
for coal, and one cent more per mile
fare on railroads, if only home manu
factures shall be amply protected against
foreign monopolies. We propose to
look beyond our otvn. door-yard fence,
beyond our day snit generation, and re
gard the interests of the entire country,
its glOry and prosperity in the future.
The advocates of free-trade live selfishly
in the present; Alley are In politics what
atheists are in teligion.
The Agitator, did not quote Canada
silver at 4 per cent. discount. That was
the Recorder's quotation. The editor
now dodges, and says that it is' Ameri
can silver which is at - 4 per cent. dis
count in Canada. That does not alter
the case. If American coin is alloyed
4 per cent. more than Canada coin so
much the worse for the American croft].
The discount represents the alloy, sir;
because the melting-At would soon re
duce the surplus. We repeat : an ounce
of pure silver is a standard of value, as
good as gold, and every boy of a dozen
years ought to know , it, let alone the ed
itor of a paper.
Our friend hands us over to the Chica
go Tribune and. Evening Poet. Very
well; we will pay our respects to those
quotations in good season.
. On Thursday of last week, a party of
men were out hunting in the town of
Rushford, in Alleghany, county, when
an accident happened Wbich resulted in
the death ofa young man named Silas
Taylor. It appears , that - Taylor - was
walking ahead of abrother-i n-laknetriied
Nye, who was carrying his gun over
hisshoulder, muzzle down andthe breech
up, Passing under a tree, the dog of
Nye's gun caught upon a limb and dis
charged the gun, the contents entering
the body of Taylor just above the hip
bone, and passed clear through his
body- He.died in about six hours. He
was married but a few weeksago.—Cor
Feb.,22. Senatecrefaied , to agree
to the House amendment to transfer the
Indian Bureau tothe War Department
by a vote of 13 to 24.. This must be re
garded as unfortunate forthelndlans.
The House was engaged =on the tax
bill. The ree bill list ethbraxes- nearly
all coarse inattufacturesiifartnini uteri-
Eels, and Mechanical staples: A lively
debate sprung up on the proposition to
reduce the tax on whiskey from $2, to
50 cents a gallon. It was stated that
not more than one gallon in live pro
duced paid any tax whatever. The
amendment was rejected.
Feb. 23. The Senate Passed a joint
resolution to prohibit officers of the
GoVernment from paying any claim in
favor of any person who promoted or
encouraged the rebellion, which claim
accrued prior to April 13, 1861.
The House was engaged on the Civil
Appropriation, Indemnity, and, Tax
Feb. 24. The Senate refused to agree
to the House amendinent to the act to
redeem the Compound interest notes, -
and reported the original bill as it pass
ed the Senate, as a substitute. A- bill
to consolidate the national debt and to
provide for its payment, was introduced
by Mr. Sherman.
The bill provides that the act of 1865
be so extended as to empower the Sec
retary of the Treasury to issue bonds of
the usual denominations, payable; prin
cipal and interest at six per cent, per
annum, payable every six months, to be
known as the Consolidated debt of the
United States, and - to be sold at par;
the proceeds thereof to be devoted to
the purchase of the existing indebted
ness of the nation. Said bonds to be
taxable by the - United States at a rate
not exceeding one per centum per an
num upon the principal, and not other
wise to be taxed. The 41IL rk section of
the bill providds for the issue of $500,-
000,000, in bonds, at 5 per centumo re
deemable 20 years from date, to be ex
changed only for six-per cent, interest
bearing bonds of the United States held
In the House, a bill to enfranchise all
foreigners who had resided hi the Dis
trict of Columbia for one year, was in
troduced by Mr. Nibiack, (Dem). The
bill went over under the rules. Mr.
Robbins asked leave to offer a resolu.:
tion coucurringin the plan of thelrreasu
ry in reference to the contraction of
the currency with a view to the early
resumption of specie payments. Ob
jected to. An attempt was made to get
up the tariff bill. The House refused
to take it up by a vote of 85 to 86.
[This result appears in the light of a
great - misfortune. Men demand a re
turn to specie payments, and at the
same time insiston a policy which com
pels us to send all ourspecie to Europe.
Doesticks,' friend, " Damphool " must
be dead, and his spirit entered into the
bodies of this class of free-trade and
• The remain der of the session was de
voted to the tax bill.
Feb: 26. The Senate proceeded, un
der the new law, to elect a Government
printer, and John D. Defrees, of Indiana
was declared elected. The bill to es
tablish a Department of Education for
the collection of statistics and facts with
regard to the Schoolsystem of the States,
was called up.
The House disposed of 20 of the 275
amendments to the tariff bill. and ad
Feb. 27.—The Senate took up the bill
providipg for the redeMption of com
pound interest notes by the issue of le
gal tenders, and after amending it by
substituting certificates of loans at three
per centum, for legal•tender notes, pass
ed the bill. It now goes to the House.
The House took up the tariff bill and
after variously amending it, the bill
was put over one day for the final vote.
11r. Raymond offered a resolution to
the effect that the establishment of a
monarchy in Canada threatened the
peace of the republic, and calling upon
'the President to furnish. 'information
whether this Government has remon
strated against the consolidation of the
British Province's under the rule of an
The resolution went over one'day.
The following act touching the road
laws of Tioga and Potter Counties is
now pending in the Legislature :
Snerrnarr LBe it enacted &c,. That
whenever the amount of real tax assess
ed upon any person in the said Coun
ties of Tioga and Potter shall amount to
less than one day's labor, the Supervis
ors of the several townships shall assess
such person with one day's labor, to be
worked out upon the public roads in
the Townships where such person may
reside, in the same manner as the road
tax is now by law directed to be worked
out, and if such person shall neglect or
refuse to perform such labor atter due
notice by the Supervisors, then the val
ue of one day's labor shall be collected
in money as unpaid road tax is now by
law collected ; and if any person so as
sessed with one day's labor, shall own
or have in his possession and use as a
team a span of horses or mules ora yoke
of oxen, such person shall be assessed
With one day's labor for such team, and
if any such person after duenotice shall
refuse or neglect to perform the laborso
assessed for the teem, then the value of
one day's work for a team, shall be col
lected of said delinquent in money as
other unpaid road tax is now by law
Feb. 19.—Mr. Humphrey called up
the bill to Incorporate the We'Moro
find Lawreneedille Railroad Company,
and moved a suspension of the rules
that it might be read a third time. Ob
jection was made and further considenv
/lon of the bill was postponed one week.
-[We are not aware what bill this is.
If it be a bill - to.dcliver up the interests
of Tioga County ,to a monopolist and
his hangets-on, we hope it may be post
poned forever. The corporators of the
proposed Company should be men who
are in no manner connected with the
Tioga Railroad, nr Magee's railroads.
Once deliver np the charter for this road,
to monopolists, without stipulation of
an early day for the completion of the
road, and the road will not be built un
til a dozen leeches can fill their pockets
With plunder. Let the Commissioners
be men who are largely identified with
the material interests of the county, and
who have no connexion with either of
the rival Companies now in opera
Feb. 20. The general Railroad bill
came up for consideration in the Sen
ate. This bill empowersany number Of
citizens, not less than nine, citizens of
this State, to associate themselves for
the purpose of constructing railroads,
under certain restrictions. • Such a law
should be passed. There is no reason
why it cannot pass, except • that the
heavy railroad companies are, opposed
Township and Bora °lacers for 1867.
Proolyfaid—Supervisore,- - -Was: - 9; Seeley, A:
Loper; Constable, J. W. Gilkey ; Clerk, L. D.
Seeley; Treasurer. J. C. Mascho ; • School three.
tore, M. Riser, WI:11, B. George. L. S. Fish. 1 yr.
Bloss---Justice of the Peace .1. P. Idonell, Su
pervisors, S. Deseen,,A. Ilutahinson; School Di
rectore, N. L. Reynolds, H. Holiands; Treasurer,
J. A. Martin; Clerk, J. P. Taylor; ,Constable s
Cfsper—Supervisors, E. Eldridge, W, Brown
'clefts J. W. Burnside: Constable, S.,.Rowitsrl;
Treasurer, J. W. Douglas; School DireetnrAsta,
Chatham—Tue.tice of the Peace, Reuben Morse;
Constable, Newberry Close; School Directors,
Ina. Mead, Israel Senmene; Supervisors, C. 11.
Vas. Dusen,; Wm. Simpson'; Clerk, H. T. Dan
iels, Jr. ; Treasurer, H. L. Van Dusan.
Covington Township—Supervisors, Jno. Robin
son, Hiram Zimmer; Justice of the Peace, 11. 0,
Martin; Constable, Edwin Klock; Treainirer, L.
.R, Walker; Clerk, L. 31. Mudge; School Direr
tors. Ira Patcbin, Edwin Klock.
- Char/Mon—Constable, Jas. Wilkinson; School
Directors, G. A. Brewster, Eph. Next; Supervi
sors, Nathan Austin, J. M. Bailey; Clerk, Der
win Thompson ; Treasurer, L. N. Shun:may.
Covington Boro—Burgeae, A. G. Gerould ;
School Directors, P. L. Clark, E. B. Decker;
Coastahle, E. D. Roberta.
Delmar—Justice of the Peace, Jno Dickinson;
Constable, 1.1 . W Wetherbee; School Directori,
Jno Pearson, Geo Skelton; Sapervisors, Robt
Steele, II Stowell; Clerk and Treasurer, Israel
Deerfield—School Directors, E Buckley, E S
Seeley. C. It Howland; Constable, M V Payne;
Superrisors. C B Uoyt, W D Angell; Treasurer,
C It Howland; Clerk, Joseph Payne.
Elk—Justice of Peace, J Campbell; Supervi
sors, Geo Maynard, Wm Mattison; School Dirac.
tore,D A Paddock, Wm Mattison ; Clerk, D A
Paddock; Treasurer, Loren Wetmore, Constable,
D II Updike.
Elkland Boro—Burgess, Joel Parkhurst; Con
stable Fred Culver; School Directors, Coo Dor
ranee, C. Beagle.
Farmingion—Supervisors, A R Martin, A
Colegrove; Clerk and Treasurer, J C Price; Con
stable, Wm E Price; School Directors, W W
Welch, J M White.
Fall Brook—Burgess, L C Shepard; Chetah's,
J 13 Rogers; School Directors, Jas Baty, Bobs
Gaines—Clerk, Isaac Champney ; Treasurer,
L-H Marsh; Constable, Levi Fannin); Supervi
sors, J L Phenix, Jr., B Furman.
Jackson—Supervisor', T A Andrews, Joseph
Bly; Treasurer, M K Retan; Constable, E
ner ; Clerk, H H Rockwell; School Directors,
Wm Miller N Smith, A Gage.
Snoxide Boro—Burgess, J G Seeley; justice
of Peace, Giles Roberts; Constable; Id
helm ; School Directors, Elforton,l T Bpom, 2
yrs, Joel Johnson, 3 yrs.
Lawrencerine--Burgess, A Cropsey, , Justice of
Peace, P. Damon;. Constable. Nelson Wales;
School Directors, J C Beaman, T B 'Tompkins, 0
W Ryon, C Brown.
Liberty—Justice of Peace, W L Beagle; Con
stable, Alpheus Sheffer; Supervisors, Jno Folk
rod, 11 H Sheffer; School Directors, P B Fields,
1., W Johnson; Clerk, F M Sheffer; Treasurer,
flop Levergood. '
Lawrence—Supervisors, Joel Newton, Murry
Nash; Constable L Smith; School Directors,
Levi Andrews, Peter Reep; Justice of Peace,
Jfaittsiarg—Burgess, J B Strong; School DI.
rectors, W Boyer, A Redfield; Treasurer, B
Dotid; Constable, J B Stropg.
filer rus;—Constable ' G W Best ; Supervisors,
John Plank, M C Campbell; Treasurer, Job
Roane; Clerk,S E Webster;, School Directors,
William Blackwell, Robt Wilson.
' Middlebury—Supervisors, Horace Ives Irich'd
Brown; School Directors, C Hammond, J
Lyon; Constable, Bath Losoy.
Mansfield—Jostice of Peace, Pl R Webster, L
Beach. Jr., Bargee,. J 'X Strait; Arseesor, John
A Holden ; School Directors, A J Ross, Martin
Arcieon—Conatable, John Rntlabone; Supervi
sors, Henry Smith, E B Campbell ;
rectors, A M Loop, Joo D Campbell; Clerk, Wm
II Bolt; Treasurer, J B How.
Rutland—Constable, Aaron Wood; Supervi
porsiP V Vanness, Jeff Prutsman ; Treasurer, J
II Barden; Clerk, S R Haven; School Directors,
E Updike, S It Havens.
S'hippen—Soperrisors, Trio Eng.ieb, S Scran
ton; Treasurer and Clerk, W J Leib; School Di
rectors, 13 W Grinnell, El D Leib; Constable,
Siiiiioon--Jultice of Peace, Nortbup Smith;
Constable, V W Smith ; Treasurer, J W Hollis;
School Directors, A Richmond, H P Palmer.
Tiogo Bore—Justice of Peace, Philo Taller;
Burgess, T L Baldwin; Constable, Jas Bagley;
School Directors, H H Hall, L Daggett. -
rivet—Justice of Peace, J W Guernsey; Su
pervisors, A B Niles, Daniel Dewey; Constable,
ft It Hall; School Directors, J W Toby, Hinsee
Peck; Tresonsrer, J Dillistin.
Union—Supervisors, H Stall, II T SpeLer;
Constable, A A Griswold; School Directors"; C S
Handal!, Ged elbbwas; Clerk t l3 P Irvin ; Trea
surer, R S .Landon.
Wessfleid—Jnatieo of Peace, C Con
stable, J L Calkins; Superrisors, Jas Dodgo Jno
Craig; School Directors, B Tiablis;Jaa King.
Ward—Supervisors, W Cbsso,M D Comfort;
Constable, Wallace Chase; School Directors, R
Kilgore, C French; Clerk, Jas Lyon; Treasurer,
A S Knifl n.
Westfield Boro—Burgess, B B Strang; Justice
of Peace, Francis Strang; Constable, Samuel
Pierce; Assessor, C Bliss; School Directors, B
House, N Burdick, 0 Close, C . , Phillips, Frank
Buck, J 0 Thompson; Treasurer, N Gardner.
Wensboro—Burgess, M H Cobb; Justice of
Peace, Hugh Young; Constable, Miner Watkins;
Assessor, Andie Foley; School Directors, W W
Webb, J B Niles.
A STRANGE STORY.-A correspondent
of the Boston Journal, states that one of
the vilest places in the fourth ward, and
one of the most popular of its class, is
kept by a man of forty years of age.
He has been eleven years In that busi
ness ; He is very smart and talented,
and has amassed a fortune of $1.000,000.
He has built one of the most elegant
and complete tenement houses in the
city. He belongs to one of the first fam
ilies in the State. His brother is an
eminent minister of the gospel. He
was piously brought up, received a
collegiate education, and graduated at
the Union Theological Seminary of the
city of New York. He took to this life
and has followed it for eleven years
without flinching. He keeps religious
books in his establishment, and when
he can get a chance talks religion amid
the dance and the drunkenness and
profanity of this den. He bas a genial
wife who tends the bar and superintends
feminine portions of the concern. He
has educated two of his brother's chil
dren for the ministry, and is said to be
quite liberal in development matters.
Such a specimen of inteligent reckless
ness and educational depravity cannot
probably be paralleled on the continent.
Having seen this man and talked with
him I know what I write. He has
changed his name so as not to disgrace
How TO GET RED OF TUE NATIONAL
DEBT.—"There are twenty millions of
people in the North. If each one of
these would destroy a five cent curren
cy note daily, it would amount to a
Million of dollars in.a day toward the
removal of the national debt. If this
were done every day for a year it would
diminish the debt by three hnndied and
sixty Ave millions of dollars yearly,
which is more than the whole internal
revenue produces."—N. Even fog
- Thereupon the Rochester (N. Y.,)
Union (Dem.,)discourses : .
"There are twenty millions of hairs
on one or more yellow dogs. If each of
these hairs could be made to yield a
dollar a day, every day for a year, there
would be enough realized by this time
twelvemonth to pay off the entire debt
and leave several thousand millions in
the treasury. We presun't it will re
quire no very elaborate argument to
prove that this plan of getting rid of the
National debt beats that of the Post all
to pieces. Any one can see at a glance
that it yields and pays off more rapidly,
and what is best of all, leaves a hand
some surplus for somebody to - steal."
No doubt it is the latter consideration
that causes the copperhead editor to pre
fer the "yeller dog' plan:
There was four different buildings fired
in the village of Batavia on Monday
night by incendiaries, but in each case
the flames were suppressed before much
damage was done. One of thesupposed
incendiaries was observed in his nefa
rious work, but escaped arrest after a
The -John Hancock Chair and the
table on which the Declaration of Inde
pendence was signed, were presented
to Independence Hall, Philadelphia,
Friday, with great ceremony.
A destructive fire occurred in the vil
lage of Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.
Y., on Tuesday night. Fourteen busi
ness houses and a bank were burned.
The lose is very large.
AN OLD MAN GATHERED TO HIS
Fnixams.--3n Liberty, Tioga county,
Pa. - , - un 'February Ath, 1887, John' Liv
ergood, sr., departed this life, aged 90
years, b months and 9 days. Mr. L.
resided in Williamsport from 1802 until
1815, when he removed to Covington,
now Liberty, township, Tioga county,
he being one of the pioneers, where be
resided until his death. While in this
place he made the brick used in the old
Court Boise. His father was killed by
the Indians during the revolutionary
war. Thus one by one the old land
marks pass awny. In a few years the
last survivor of those who struggled with
British power and savage fury will be
carried to that "bourne from whence
no traveler returns." Mr. L. wasa true
patriot, an exemplary Christian and
leaves a name unstained by any crime.
Five of his children, with a number of
grand children survive to mourn_ his
Horace Greeley having been addressed
by a young man who is anxious to get
rich, inquiring how that pleasant posi
tion in life can be insured, Mr. Greeiy
replies to the class in general, through
a column in the Tribune. After com
mending the aspiration to get rich
through "honest, moral, diligent and
useful' effort, although he does not
consider it the highest ambition of life,
the writer lays down these rules -
1. Firpily resolve nevcr to- owe
2. ACquire promptly and thoroughly
some useful calling.
3. Resolve not to be a rover
4. Comprehend that there is work
almost everywhere for hint who can do
5. Realizethathewhoearus sixpence
per day more than be spends must get
rich, while he who spends six-pence
more than he earns must become poor.
There are old and homely truths, but
how much better offthousaxidaoryoung
men would be if they would profit by
COMMON SCHOOLS OF PENNSYLVANIA,
—From the report of the late Superin
tendent of Common Schools of Penn
sylvania, we Obtain the following sta
tistics, for the year ending June 4, 1886,
exclusive of Philadelphia :
Number of Schools, 12,773, being an
increase of 225 over 1865. Number of
pupils in attendance during the year,
649,519, being an increase of 19,935 over
1865.. Whole number of teachers, 14,-
841 males, 8,134, females, B,7o7—being
an increase of 555 over 1865. Average
salaries of male teachers per month,
s34,34—females, 528,31. Total cost of
tuition, s2,2ll,s2l,7o—increase of $220,-
740,87. Total cost of tuition, building
And micellaneous expenditures, $3,266,-
509,00—increase, $491,824,94—:-State ap
propriation, $354,8400. Total cost sys
tem, including Philadelphia, in taxes
levied and State appropriation, $1,196;*
SAMAPABILLA.—'-This tropical root
has a reputation wide as the world, for
curing one class of disorders that afflict
mankind—a reputation too which it de
serves as the best antidote we possess
for scrofulous complaints. But to be
brought into use, its virtues must be
concentrated and combined with other
medicines that increase its power.
Some reliable compound of this charac
ter is much needed in the community.
Read the advertisement of Dr. Ayer's
Sarsaparilla in our columns, and we
know it needs no encomium from us to
give our citizens confidence in what he
offers. [Organ, Syracuse, N. Y.
WEALTH OF PENNSIILVANIA.—The
product of coal in this State for the year
1866 is estimated in round numbers at
representing a market
value of about $80,000,000. The quan
tity of petroleum produced during the
same period, is esti ted at nearly 90,-
000,000 of gallons, valued at $47 210,879.
The product of pig iron was 646,268t0n5,
valued at $31,020,821. The combined
value of these three products for the
year Ives $158,231,208.
George Ellar, charged with having
committed a rape upon A daughter of
Thos. Leis, was shot and killed by Leis,
in the Court of Quarter Sessions, at
Philadelphia, as he was entering the
dock for trial Wednesday morning.
It is considered certain that the de
termined resistance of the Cretans and
the spirit of concession recently. shown
by the Turkish Government will result
in the complete independence of the
Island of Candia.
A YOUNG LADY to do general House-Work
,tl. Apply at Young's Book Store. aloha-tr.
S. S. GILLETT, Proprietor.
A LARGR RTOCK OR GRAIN gist received
A from Buffalo. FLOUR, of the b, at quallty,
always on hand. Alto, PEED. Prices as low u
elsewhere. Mansfield, March 6,1867-4 w.
DISSOLUTION.—The firm of Phelps a Pits
gerald is tide day (Peb. 27,1867,) dissolved
by mutual consent All accounts and demands
will be settled at their ace in Oceola.
GEO. W. PHELPS,
W. T. SITZGBIIALD
NEW FIRM.—The business will hereafter be
conducted under the arm name of Skinner &
Fitsgerald. We solicit a continuance of put pat
ronage. LEVI SKINNER,
W. T. FITZGERALD.
Oceola, March 6,1867-3 w.
MONEY, FREE A 8 WATER. -10,000
tire Local and Traveling Agents, Male or
Female, of all ages, are wanted to solicit trade in
every City, Town, Village, Hamlet, Workshop
and Factory, throughout the entire world, for the
most saleable novelties ever known.-500 Per
Cent. and Ready Sale Wherever Offered!! Smart
men and women can make from $5 to $5O per
day, and no risk of loss! A email capital re•
attired of from $2O to s loo— the more m one y in
vested the greater the profit. No Roney required
in aduance—tee first tend the articles and ...receive
pay afterwards! If you actually wish to mike
money rapidly and easily, write for full particu
lars and address
MILNOR & CO., (Pram Paria,)
feb27'67-Iy. 210 Broadway, Now York City
Ayer's i Sarsaparilla
IS a concentrated extract of
± the choice root, so Gm.
ST bated with other substances of
of still greater alterative poir
c! or ao to atom ortootw on.
).! _ adote for diem= Struparills
." 1 " is /vomited to Mlle. Snob •
is surely wanted by
those who safer from Sermons complaints, and
that one which will accomplish their, cure must
prove, as this has proved, of immense service to
this large class of our afflicted fellew.eitizens.
How completely this compound will do it, has
boon proven by experiment on many of theovorst
cases to be found in the following complaints:—
Scrofula, Scrofulous Swellings and Sores, Skin
Diseases, Pustules, Blotches, Eruptions, Bt. An
thony's Fire, Rose or Erysipelas, 'fetter or Salt
Rheum ' Scald Head, Ringworm, cbc.
Syphilis or Venereal Disease is expelled from
the system by the prolonged use of this &reaps-
and the patient is Mit in comparative
Female Diseases are caused by Scrofula in the
blood, and are often soon cured by this Extract
Do . not reject this invaluable medieine, because
you have been imposed upon by something pre
tending to be Sarsaparilla, while it was not.
When you have used dyer's—then, and not till
then, will you know the virtues of Sarsapsuilla.
For minute particulars of the diseases it cures.we
refer you to Ayer's American Almanac, which
the agent below named will tarnish gratis to all
who call for it. "
Ayer's Cathartic Pills, for the cure of Costive
neu, Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Dysen
tery, Foul Storoaoh, Headache, Piles, Rheuma
time, Heartburn arising from Disordered Stomach,
Pain or Morbid Inaction of tho Bowels, Flatu
lency, Lou of Appetite, Liver CoMplaint, Drop
sy, Worms, Gout, Neuralgia, 'and as & Dinner
Pill, are unequalled.
They are sugar coated, so that the most sensi
tive can take them with pleasure, and they are
the best Aperient in the world for all the purpo.
ems of a family physic.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. AYER CO., Lowell,
Mass., and sold by all Druggists and dealers In
Sold in WeUsboro by J. A. Roy. moh6-2m.
CLENDEB, Brandt, Maxine sad - March
Cloaks, at Ideal9] POLETS
LOOK AT THIS !
BULLARD ik MAN
ARE NOV SELLING' ALL
°ET at coat, preparatory to putting toa nice
is desirable at cost prices. We are getting up
SUITS as the lowest 'possible ,priess and have
given anivereal satisfaction. We have made this
bargain with every one that we bars sold to
and stilt condone to do so. Order your
of us, and if doea not fault we cannot teipect
EMPRESS CLOTHS, MB
SELLING OFF AT COST.
We Laos ow. tormally Mee assorted stook of
PRINTS, Dr.LAINES, &c.,
SWEETINGS, SHIRTINGS, STRIPES,
at the lowest possible market prices.
BOOTS AND SHOES, HARDWARE,
CROCKERY AND GROCERIES,
HATS, - CAPS, &e
Call and see us
. 0. BULLARD,
A. A. TRUMAN
WoUsboro, Bab. 27, 1887.
Wilson do Van Valkenburg.
gave established themselves at
NO. 2, UNION BLOCK,
lately occupied by P. D. Bunnell
They propose to carry OD a lint backless in
AND FtrfiNlfftMF - GOODS
ON MONDAY MARCH 4, 1867,
They expect to opea - aat a new cad choice steak
The Senior partner boa had a large experience
in Merchant Tailoring. and it is the intention of
the new firm to pat this branch of cheir business
beyond anocessfal competition. '1
Wellabor°, Fab. 20, 1267-tf
CATITION.—Whareu, my wire, Emma, has
left my bed and board without just cants or
provoeation. I hereby caution all persons against
harborieg or trusting her on my account for I
shall pay no debts- of her contracting after this
data. EDWARD., UPDY
Titeltioa, Bib. 27,1867-3 w
PATENT ,WIIITE WIRE,
We beg leave to GM the altentitn of the put,
lie to an entirely new quality of Wire k nowt.; s
White Wire. pos.essing a cool log which prei.e,j ts
it from ever corroding or turning from as unit, fm
whiteness during any number of years, and h e
which Letters Patent has been secured It liar
been found to be the only article suitable for a
clothes line, except the old-fashioned rope or
cord, which always gives ao much trouble and
annoyance by breaking, rotting out, and discol
oring clothes, and by being obliged to put It up
and take it down every time used. With this
Wire Clothes Line you have none of these annoy
ances, and when it is once pot up it gives you to
more trouble until the stakes or posts rot down t o
which it is attached. After using it we are eon.
fident you will fully corroborate thy statements
of tbotuande of others in its praise Over 300,-
000 lines already told, and every family should
end willliave one. It will not change, thou g h
you may keep it under water for any length of
time; hence, you see, it cannot discolor clothes
like a rope or cord. Size of Wire, No. 0.
Six Reasons why every family shoidd
have one of these Patent White Wire CIA, :
Tat- Yon never bay, to take it in no matter
what the weather may be; the weather canna
alket Is.. .
2d. It will last from twenty-Ave to fifty years
at least, and daring that time you will wear out
fifty ordinary noels, besides suffering an untold
amount of trouble and annoyance with them
3d. It Is the cheapest Line in the world, to
ay nothing of its great convenience A good
rope line costs about 2 camp per toot, and this
only .4 cents. This will last a life hate, wide
that with good care will last about a year. The
Wire, at 25 cents per foot, would be cheaper than
a rope line.
4th. You cannot load it heavy enough with
clothes, and the wind never blows strong enough
to break it.
sth. It does not in any way discolor or injure
clothes that are hung upon it.
Bth. It wilt save its price in saving you trouble
sad annoyance every three months you own it.
The Wire is annealed before coating, which
make. it very soft and tough. It can never be
broken in the use ftir wbtch It Is Intended.
Price four and a half cents per foot. Ul.ll
amount for a good line, 75 to 105 feet.
Clotbeo are fastened to It with the common
PRO3I THE PRESS
The following editorial notices from Cue Tr,
bnne, Independent and Christian Advocate. are
among the many newspaper testimonials whtch
we bare received, bat apace will not allow us
introduce more here ;
The American White Wire Clothes-liar, i”
superior article in its way. It does not injure
clothes, and is almost itidestruetable. Ever)
housewife should use it. We are new using it.—
N. Y. Tribune.
The Patent White Wire Clothes-tine, is all it
purports to ba—a most Indispensable article. It
does not iojare the clothes, and never wears out.
Elery house will ultimately have Y. 1.-
Tun WHITE Wtns CLOTHE!, Lren.—Among the
special annoyances of the washing day are to be
reckoned high up the list the ill adaptation of
clothes linos. The old cord or rope has done
much good terries; but what with its breaking,
rotting one, discoloring the clothes, and the an
noyance -of potting up and taking down each
week is not quite a perfect article. A substitute
is now offered in the " Patent White Wire Clothes
Line." for sale by the American Wire Company,
14k Broadway. The peculiarity of this wire it
in its coating, which, it is said, never become..
broken. We have seen it used, and tied that it
gives entire sattsfactlon.—N. Y. Cdrisiiau
II- 12. TIES, Agent,
Feb- 27, 1867-tf.
FARMERS' EXCH ANGE
0. G. VAN VAL/IE6E7EG & BRO.
AVING purchased the Store lately oc,u
pied by William Townsend, are ready to
supply customers with
PORK, HAMS, SHOULDFRS, WHITE
FISH MACKEREL, CODFISH,
FLOUR, CORN NEAL, BUCKWHEAT
FLOUR, FEED, ANi/ ALI
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
and at reasonable prices
FARMERS & OTHERS
Will lithl it to their advantage to tall and look at
Mr Stock before purebteing elsewhere.
Remember tbe place,
TOWNSEND'S OLD STAND
MAIN STREET, WELLSBORO, PESS'A.
Feb. 27, 1.457-If.
B Y virtue of an order of the Orphane lla Cu
of the County of Tinga to me direct-d, se
linardlan of Druxilla Jane Mann, Charles Mont.
Franklin Mann, Lewia Mann, Isaac Mann. cad
Same. Mann, rainyr children of ISAAC Mann, de
ceased, I will expose for sale at public vendor or
outcry on the 25th day of March next, at 2 o'-
clock in the ofternoon, on the premises to the
highest and best bidder,
All that certain ptece or lot of land sluts ed
in the township of Tioga in said county, cuntsin•
lag about three acres and bounded on the eau,
south ant west by lands of John Magee, eel
north by the Farmington road, and land of
minor dhildreu of said Isaac Mann, deceased, sod
being the sonth.east corner of a lot of land he'
longing to the heirs of said Isasto Mann, situates
In the said township of Tinge, No. 20 of the al
lotment of Bingham lands in said townruip
containing 148.1 acres, and
Akso—Another certain ,piece or lot of land
pert of the said lot of 146.1 acres, beginning at
the north-west corner of said lot of hind on the
east side of the road'lesding to the Covetthe.qt,
river; thence along the road leading to the Tinge
river easterly twenty rods to a stake in or Dear
the fence; theme sou th erly parallel lathe sald
road leading to the Cowanesque river fifteen rods
to a staker, thence westerly parallel with ,aid
read leading to Tioga river twenty rods to the
east side of said road leading to the Cowanesque
river; thence along the same northerly fifteen
perches to the place of beginning—contaum;
two acres more or less, including a part of said
Terms—Cash ou delivery of deed for the &nue
C. U. SEYMOUR, Guardian.
Tioga, Feb. 20, 1807-sw.
THE PARKER PLOW
WE, tbe-senderrigned Farmers of Chen:tun;
Co. N. Y., have in use the Porker Plow.
We esteem them the but we bareever used for
lightness of draft, perfection of w'ork. and Q uo
in holding. We consider them nearly, or quito
eye third easier draft than -any others we bore
E. B. Owen, Jonas Parks, Joseph IL Lowe.
F. M. Connell, 31. D. Bennett, Horace Bennett.
and some fifty others.
We claim this to be the bast 4 Tron beam Plow
ever lISCIOd9OIIIIInto this country, and also that
in Point. or workmanship and finish it has no to
To insure o wido use of them this 000000.
offer them at the following low prices for
dahvered at depot. or at my store in liorsebes
For single Plows with wheel and clevlse eao
plate, - - - - - a 0 /10
Fiu lots of ten at ono order, - 9PO
For extra Points, - _ -
For extra Cutters,
Farmers, send and get a sample Pion at once:
If it suits club together and get your supply ea
wholesale price. If the sample Floe doe' , ry t
selt„ return it free of charge and I will rem"'
Orders by mail enclosing castr promptly
tended to in the order received Low ,
late. Address, E. A. FABSF. 6 .
Horseheads, N. Y.
P. S. note of my old customers needing
repairs for Stoves sold them in Wei Wier() eau be
supplied by addressing as above.
Yob. 20, 1861-eotr4w.