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MAlScilt Bth, 1887.
To Ri Ca:Car/MU/If, Gen. John W. Geary,
Governor of the Commonwealth of
Exp.-The undersigned, pastors of the
several churches in the city of Harris
burg, desire to tender to you, in this way,
their - sincere and hearty congratulations
ripen the high andidobleChristian stand
which you have taken upon the subject
of temperance. We feel that this is a
subject of vast importance tothe welfare
of our Commonwealth, and the prosper
ity of the whole nation. 1
We are also convinced that there to
'now throughout the land, a newly awa
kened-and wide-spread interest upon
this subject, which bids fair to work
great and lasting good to every true in
terest of the community.
It is -on these accounts, and because
your example and words as the Chief
I.lngistxate of three millions of people,
cannot but have immense influence,
that-we do ourselves the pleasant honor
ortendering to you, in our personal and
official capacity, our most thankful rec
ognition of your late and most hearty
endorsement of this very necessary and
salutary- movement; also, we do not
forget the fact tbat while your high po
litical position will lend great force, to
your advocacy of this Christian cause,
it will at the same time expose you to
the opposition and assaults of most for
midable induentes. Therefonit is that
we dcsire;in this humble way, to en
courage your heart and strengthen your
hands:by this salutation, in the name
a:religion and by the assurance that
the Christion people of Harrisburg, and
we believe of toe whole State, are hear
tily and thankfully with you. Be as
sured that we shall notecase to be thank
ful that the great Commonwealth of
'evusvlvania has in the person of her
Chief Magistrate a man who is willing,
and who dares to oppose with his per
sonal_influence and official standing,
the crying evil of intemperance and the
1.0r.:d mai arty of the liquor traffic; and
w11.,e. -we are thus grate id, we will not
:ail to crave :or-you the blessing of God
and inezlit of his enabling grace, that
yoinnay be continually qualified for
the discharged of all the high antiChris
thin responsibilities to which, in the
Providence of God, you are called.
Very respect; uliy,
Win:.ll. DeWitt, Senior Pastor fat
S. B. Mitchel, Pantos ✓ Presbyterian
T.„ii. ktobition, Ist Presbyterian
S. H. Hobart Millett, St.PauPsChurch.
G. F. cdelliug,.Pastor Ist English Lu
.adrgess, Free Baptist.
Brainerd Ray, Assistant St Stephen's
James Colder, Ist Free Baptist Church.
C. J. Carter, Calvary Free Baptist
C. H. Forney, Church of God.
W.ll. H. Snyder. Ist Reformed.
G. J. Martz, Shoop's associate Church.
John F. Chaplatn, Methodist Episco
pal, Locust street.
Win. M. Ridgway, Methodist Episco
pal, Ridge Avenue.
C. W. Bickley, St. Priirito 11. E. Church.
G. W. Haldeman, 2d Lutheran.
W. Aug. Ewing, 2d Reformed
E. T. Bailey. Ist Baptist.
B. B. Leacock, St. Stephen's.
Hon. Stephen F. Wilson.
During a recent visit to Washington,
we had the pleasure of making the ac
quaintance of this gentleman, member
of Congress from this District.. We
are happy to state that the result of our
Nersonal interview with him was to in
-,..esease the already favorable opinion we
bad formed from a pretty close study
of his public acts as a representative.
Mr. Wilson does not figure very exten
sively in the debates, and consequently
occupies but small space in the news
papers; but we learn that few members
are more influential than he is, or are
held in higher estimation by his asso
ciates and all with whom be is brought
in contact. Ee is emphatically a work
ing member; always in his place, his
vote never being missed onspy impor
tant question. Ee is plegitant and
agreeable in conversation, Tree in the
expression of his opinions, and in all
respects a representative vhodoeseredit
to his constituents.—Jersey Shore Ve
ESCAPED MUM JAII., AND RECAP
TIIEED.-81011LEGolt one of the per
sons confined in the jail of this County,
charged with the Express Safe robbery
„at Troy, made his escape from jail on
Wednesday evening of last week, in a
bold and ingenious manner. Oneoftbe
attendants was passing him a lamp
through the partially closed door, when
biCGREoon called his attention tosome
thing about the lamp, and immediately
. dashed a tumbler full of a mixture of
Ilene, whiskey and pepper-sauce in his
face, blinding and bewildering him,
and then pushing the door open, passed
"Into the hall. from there to the family
dining-rown, and. out Into the yard.
The person in attendance, befOre going
10 ,the cell, had taken the precaution to
-lock, the hall-door, and there -happened
• not to be any one in the dluing-room
trnt a young girt, who gave immediate
alarm, but in the darkness MCGREGoR
ade good his escape.
; The sheriff and other offleerawere un
wearied in their pursuit, and the next
morning sound that he had been seen
esrl in the warning, in :Northrop Hol
low, from whence he took a course over
the mountain in the directionof eßoy.
In the evening he came to Holcomb
tavern at Leßoy, and called for supper,
- 'where he found 11 4 number of persons
discussing his escape, and reading the
. - handbill describing him and offering a
• reward for his apprehension. He slip
. ped out of the house, and started back
- down the road to this place, but was
soon overtaken, and arrested, and
'brought back to jail, havingenjoyed his
liberty but about 24 hours.
The utmost precaution hasbeen taken
to prevent the escape of those confined
In the jail, and the adroitness with
whieh the mantever was exeeuted could
hardly have bet n guarded against. The
attendant was totally blinded for some
time from the effects of the douche with
4 which he was favored, but has recovered
without permanent injury. BARNES,
who was confined in the same eell, made
no attempt to escape. .11.GREGon, on
his return to his old gutters, was heat ,
. ily ironed, and willlaardly have another
B g r p d n d tv 2 epo rgtra . tice such jokes.—
EWA.II Coar.o.r.—We notice that the
papers are giving Mr. Cowan a last dig
on his retiring to private life...We do
not know that there is anything brave
or manly in this proceeding; but if
these papers, most of whom were instru
mental in elevating Mr. Cowan, an un
known roan, to the Senate over the
heads of such well tried men as David
Wilmot and others, will read the lesson
aright it may result in advantage to
themselves, to the party and to the
country. We hope the Republican par
ty will never be guilty of the folly of
setting aside its well-known and tried
men in favor of any illustrious obscure.
On Saturday, on the arrival of ogle of
the Central Railroad trains, at Troy, a
bright little boy, about two years of age,
was found in one of the cars without
any owner. Neither - conductor or pas
sengers knew when or how the child
came into the car. The conductor took
charge of it, and has had several oppor
tunitim, to give it away, on account of
unusual brightness.—Troy Gazette.
- In Kentucky lives a man, the head
-of a very respectable and intelligent
family who during one week in each
month about the first quarter of the
=cm ,imagines , magines himself a woman, dons
the hoops and baimoral and sits in his
parlor waiting for his beau! This
strange conduct was first noticed in him
when he was about seventeen years of
age. lie is now fifty-one.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 27, 1867
0TR:0T.71,,A.T10Z.7 1,7 00-
The Fenian rebellion seems utterly
" stamped out." The British Govern
ment is-too strong to be overcome by a
mere unorganized mob.
Connecticut holds her 4-eueral Elec
tion next Monday. _The canvass is vig
orous and bitter. - but both' parties seem
confident of success—as 'Usual in that
We are glad to be able to announce
that the bill to charter the Wellsboro
and Lawrenceville Railroad, has passed
the House. It is to be hoped that the
Senate will at once concur in the action
of the House, and so give Tinge county
an opportunity to develop its resources.
Senator Cowles has 130 W WI opportunity
to do the county a great favor..
BITAIGH WITH DEATH.
The reptilia possess great tenacity of
life, and hard.. This tZnaelty of life
is owed to the coarseness of organisation
which oharaotefizes the family. It so
happens that the higher the order of
terrestrial being, the more fragile, and,
the more susceptible to destructive in
fluences the creature.
The so-called Democratic party re
ceived its death-hurt in 1880, and Its
spasmodic fury from that day down to
this constitute the phenomena, of the
dissolution of that organization. Its te
nacity of life is remarkable, but not
mote so than Universal Evil, of which
it constitutes a part. It Is not more te
nacious of life than B.ingcmft, its Eu
ropean correspondent principle, and
like that principle its destruction Is ap
proaching, surely, if not swiftly.
To the good man Death comes to
dissipate the mists which interpose be
tween mortal vision and the Better
Land : and good men stand on the nar
row shores of Time with purerthoughts
and more elevated conceptions of Life,
its objects and end. . But; to the bad
man Death comes as the shadow of a
great and terrible evil, draping past,
present and future in the gloom of des
pair; and such men stand on the shores
of Time demoralized, beset by the vile
conceptions of an evil life, and with
minds tilled with obscene blasphemies.
Such is the condition of the "Demo
cnttic" party at this time: We shall not
exaggerate, or aught set down in malice.
The exact truth spoken of thellterature
of that party will constitute title conclu
sive evidence of the justice of the
To the evidence: With a single ex
ception, the Wayne Cb. Herald, every
paper published in the interest of that
party, of which we have knowledge by
observation, publishes obscene jests, and
stories so indecent in description and so
broad in their humor, that no father or
mother wishing to preserve the purity
of their children, can reasonably afford
to permit such vehicles of filth and ob
scenity to enter their houses. We have
Said carefully away several of these pa
pers, either of which, produced in
Court, would convict the publisher un
der the statute. Some of the dirty jests
which reek in their columns eclipse
Tom Brown, and might cause a blush,
a, well as a laugh, around a bar-retm.
What is this but a concerted effort to
destroy the very germ of useful man
hood and womanhood in the youth of
this country? The work is consistent
with the object of that party, it is true.
It endeavored to overthrow the Gov
ernment by force and arms, and failed.
It then resorted to assassination; the
revered Chief of the nation fell, but the
nation still survived. Then itdebauch
ed the President, and endeavored to de
liver the Government into die hands of
open traitors, and failed, We say that
in the concerted and systematic debau
ching of the young, lies the last hope
which that party can indulge for the
overthrow of civil liberty in.Nmerica.
For civil-Freedom can exist only where
public and private via,tie 'characte,rize
I the masses.
Nearly all of these papers atm to ca
ter to the morbid and depraved taste of
an over curious public. It is not an In
frequent occurrence' to findlive-siZths
of the entire paper devOted to prurient
narrations of horrible murders, rapes,
and nameless crimes, save in the stat
utes. The object is akin to that which
permits the puhlication of Obscenity—
patrfmage. Men who will not read a
pleasant story, or an instructive'paper
on any ofthe many topics that relate to
oonimon life, will read obscene stories,
and-gape for .mdre.. Silt if none other
were reatitiid it- might not matter so
much; asitis, hundreds of young men
and young women, having the lea= of
Silent crime yet to learn, thus find ready
and authoritative teachers, and step by
step descend the ladder of crime. •
We ha've a word to submit for the
coasideration of the olergy,-who are re
cognized and respected as quickenersof
the consciences of mankind. We sel
dom hear a sermon in which the sin of
Sabbath-breaking is not expressly and
earnestly reprehended ; in which the
inherent depravity of the race is not
regretted and rebuked. • But who is the
greater sinner, the maw who quietly
takes his fishing tackle on a pleasant
Sunday morning, and seeks some trout
stream, or the Man who deliberately ad
dresses himself to the task of demoral
izing the youth.of the community six
days of .theweek, and formally observes
the seventh? Which is the worse sin
ner? Which ought to receive the moat
attention at the'hands of the men who
care for the welfare of souls, and the re
' ligious culturoof the rising generation?
Happily, we have not to await a for
mal reply to.these questions. An emi
nent Philadelphia divine has recently
preached a . sermon upon the licentious
tendencies cif the press, and has deemed
the subject of such importance as to
warrant plain speaking. For this he is
entitled to public gratitude. - •
The publication of the details of infa
mous crimes is reprehensible, because
it aggravates the morbid tendencies of
human nature. To criminal instincts
notoriety compensates for loss of liber
ty, and not seldom it ijiduCes a sort of
stolid heroism upon the gallows drop.
For this reason we have seldom publish
ed the criminal proCeedings of our local
tribunals.; add when:we have - done so,
have always had cause to regret it. A
journalist inevitably makes mistakes,
however sharp watch he may observe.
It is not of these occasional lapses that
we have written ; but of the constant
practice of a large majority of the so
called Deniociatic papers in the coun
try, which scatter their filth broadcast
over their respective fields of labor. It_
Is an — evidence of:the demoralizing
fluenees of death upon the consciences
of bad men.
The'mistake of these journalists lies
In mistaking dirt for wit, and prurient
narrations for news ; they likewise mis
take coarse perionalities kir sharpness.
We have heard much said about the I
disappearance of great men from the
Stage of public affairs, and doubtless it
is true in so far as it is a fact that great
men die as well as little ones: ,;But no
man can peruse the debates inthePenn
sylvania Legislature and retain very
serious forebodings of the extinction of
therace of great men. Having a leisure
hour the other day, we took up the
official n - rgan of that holly' and - .read . a,
speech delivered by Mr. G. 0. Deise,
the member for Clinton, Cameron, Elk,
and McKean , counties. The debate was
upon a bill to amend the School law,
and especially upon an amendment
Prohibiting the employment of teachers
of intemperate habits. We shall ad
mit that Mr. Deise is a man of good in
tellectual abilities, rather above the
average of central Pennsylvania poli
ticians. Indeed after reading his speech
against sobriety, for that is what it
amounted to. we are very nearly ready
to admit that he is a specimen of bud
Mr.. Deise seems to have been called
, out by some remarks by Mr. Mann, of
Potter County, who advocated sobriety
as a prime requisite to a good teacher..
Mr. Deise . chose , to discover In the
amendment an attempt to legislate
against the interests of the people. And
be opposed it with much zeal if not
with discretion. Whether it be true,
as Mr. Deists with an originality re
striking, declared, that the I
more you touch the whiskey question I
themore people will drink, or not, we
leave the public to decide; but when
Mr. D. declares in a speech before the
representatives of the Commonwealth,
that in Potter county " they have fe
male teachers employed to ferret put
who drinkswhiskey, and aresornetitaes
obliged to kiss you to tell how your
breath smells,"—we opine that be
copies the unmitigated blackguardism
of the journals of his party. Potter
county needs no defence at our hands.
Her people are famous for their intelli
gence as for their virtue. Her female
teachers are entitled to common respect,
Eti.` least, and Mr. D.'s remarks are an
insult to them, if they are of any worth
or signification whatever.
We agree with Mr. Mann, that aman,
or woman, who takes a glass of liquor
as a beverage, is not fit to teach school.
To this Mr. D. took exception, and pro- ,
pounded this poser. " Where would
the gentleman put Daniel Webster?
He not fit to teach School?" Mr.
Mann's reply to this is not recorded;
but we reply that we put Daniel Web
ster among the list of brilliant men
who fill,drunkard's graves ; and further
more say, that in .onr opinion, he. was
no more fit to teach school than he was
tolecture on temperance and the bless
ings of a virtuous life. He was a been-
tiOus, intemperate man ; and his exam
ple Is one which ought to be covered up
aWay from public gaze. Great Intel
lectual gifts, unless coupled with a su
perior moral nature, are a curse to any
I man, and a disgrace to the annals of a
.people. Mr. balsa, like many another
public man, has muchpride of intellect.
We can tell him of a better, because di
viner pride, pride of character. With
out this.pride, without moral impulses
exceeding all other impulses, filo man,
or woman, is fit to teach school. Great
men do not find congnial labor in the
school room. They fall to comprehend
the nature of human growth milt relates
td the development of the individual.
They comprehend the nature of nation
al growth, or the growth of man in the
aggregate. We now refer to the great
men as they exlstin pormlarestimation.
With that other and strikingly origi
nal remark of Mr. Deise—that the first
miracle performed upon earth was the
manufacture- of wine from water, we
-will deal briefly. In the first place it
was notAhe first miracle done on earth.
The Olrfestament is full of accounts of
miracles performed by the Judaic lead
era, priests, and prophets. And not
this only, but Christ performed many
miracles prior to that of the Cana Mar
riage feast. However the citation is
new for this age. We recollect some
thing of the sort bavingbeen used twen
ty years ago - to check the progress of
temperance reform. Mr. Deise resides
in Clinton copty, where a man who
can write his name readably is suspected
at once of designs upon the stables, as
well as upon the integrity of the domi
nant party there. Much must be for
given the gentleman on that account.
But we doubt if there is a dealer in poor
whiskey in Tinge county, so far behind
the age as to advocate liquor selling on
the strength of the example of Jesus
M.r. Mann is entitled to public graitt
tude for hjs unwearied efforts to miti
gate the evil of the liquor traffic. Verily
he bath his reward.
No sooner did the Military Recon
struction measure become a law, spite
of the President's veto, than every cop
perhead sheet denounced it as a bill 'to
organize hell in the South." Laying
aside political prejudice, we should say
that the organization of hell in the
South took place many years ago; and
that the proposition to put that region
under military rule savors of a healthy
and vigorous crusade against, organized
bell. Eistory will doubtless so name it.
This fierce denunciation had barely
reached the rural districts, when a start
ling report came up`frod3, South CarCili
ma. It narrated how -that th,erc c had
been - held in the Capital of thaState,
a grand mass Meeting without distinc
tion of color, at which the rebel Gen
eral Wade Hampton, white, and Rev.
David Pickett, colored, met and ad
dressed the people from the same plat
form, and in honor of the enfranchises
ment of the colored race.
The indignant howl of the Northern
admirers of Southern aristocracy' has
not yet reached our ears. Nevertheless,
we stand in a listening attitude, expec
tant, but undismayed. The telegraph
does not inform us whether Wade
Hampton, jr., and Dinah Pickett were
publicly married at the close of the
meeting; but according to Copperhead
logic such must have been the inevita
ble conclusion of the whole matter.
For the allegatign of these political
economists is, that equality of civil
privilege involves social equality. Un
der this rule we must look for the union
of the First Families of South Carolina
with the Last Families of Lower Guin
ea. And this, we presume, is what our
opponents mean as " organizing hell in
' We suspect' however, that the num
ber of amalgamated marriages in South
Carolina will not be increased by the
enfranchisement of the colored man.
The South Carolina meeting is an omen
of permanent peace ; it foreshadows the
acceptance by the South of the terms
offered by Congress.
March 15. The Senate adopted aeon•
current resolution prohibiting the sale
of spirits and malt liquors in the Capi
tol. [Thank God for that!] The sup
plementary Reconstruction bill was
taken up and debated.
The House considered the report of
the Committee to investigate the Cus
tom House frauds at the port of NeW
York. The report discloses a reeking
mass of official corruption at the port,
and must make President Johnson sick
of his new friends.
March 18. The credentials of Mr.
Thomas, the new Maryland Senator
were presented In the Senate, and Sena
tor Johnson asked that he be sworn in.
The credentials were referred to the Ju
diciary Committee after discussion. It
It was alleged against Mr. Thomas,
that he sympathized with the febellion,
and declared for secession in 1881; that
he had repeatedly denounced the Sen
ate of the United States as a body of
traitors, etc., etc. The House supple
mentary Reconstruction bill was ta
ken up and passed, with amendments.
The New Hampshire members elect
of the House were sworn in. The
House passed the Senate Concurrent
resolution prohibiting the sale of liquors
in the Capitol.
- March 19.—A joint resolution to sus
pend further proCeedings under the law
making payment for slaves enlisted or
drafted into the army was called up in
the Senate, and postponed one day.
The supplemental Reconstruction bill
was reported from the conference Com
mittee and the report agreed to. It pro
vides that a majority of the votes cast
by registered voters shall be necessary
to ratify State Constitutions, and that a
majority of such voters must have voted
on the proposition.
The House considered the Confisca
tion bill, and Mr. Stevens caused a
lengthy speech in its favor to be read.
Mr. Stevens was physically unable to
deliver the speech, and the clerk of the
House read It for him. After the read
-14 he moved its postponment to the
isfMonday of December next.
Dlarcb. 20. Trig Senate passed a bill
appropriating $500,00Q to carry into ef:
feet the ReeofiStruction bills.
The House passed a bill giving leglesi
Soldiers a sum equivalent to the cost of
an artificial limb, in. cases where the
limb had not been furnished. The
Southern relief bill came up- and gave
flee tg . a 'spirited debate. No vote
March 21.—The resolution to suspend
the operation of„'the act making pay
ment for slaves enlisted or drafted into
the army, passed the Senate.
The Southern Relief Bill came up In
the House and gave rise to a formidable
set-to. Old Ben Butler seems to be
stirring up the House with a long pole
with &sharp end. During the debate
he had Woodbridge, of Vermont, and
Bingham, of Ohio forked up for the
edification of the House and for their
own manifest discomfort. Upon 'being
taunted by Bingham of voting 57 times
for Jeff. Davis in the Charleston ,Con
vention, he retorted that he 41 that,
while he believed Davis to be true to
the country; whereas, Bingham was
the advocate of Davis now that he was
proved a traitor.
March 7. The ' bill relative to the
streets, sidewalks And bridges in the
borough of Lawrenceville was reported
to the House.
Also, the bill relating to School taxes
in Mainaburg. A bill to regulate the
sale of.liquors in this Commonwealth
was discussed at length by Mr. Mann,
and others, and passed finally In the
House. When we can get bold of the
bill as amended we will publish it.
March 8. The Governor sent in a
Message stating that he had approved
and signed sundry bills, among them
one to repair the bed of the Cowanesque
The House passed a new fee bill for
the officers of the Commonwealth. I
March 11. Mr. Humphrey presented
a petition from citizens of Tioga Coun
ty for the repeal of the license law so
far as it applies to this County.
March 13. Mr. Cowles reported from
Committee an act punishing the sale of
adulterated milk in Tioga and Potter
counties. It reads as follows :
Be it enacted &c., That any person
who shall knowingly sell, supply, or
bring to be manufactured, to any cheese
or butter manufactory in the counties
of Potter or Tioga, any milk as pure
milk which has been diluted with
water, or in any way adulterated, or
milk from which any cream has been
taken, or milk commonly known as
skimmed milk, or milk from which
the milk known as strippings has been
kept back, shall be guilty of a misde
meanor, and on conviction shall be tined
in an amount not exceeding one hun
dred dollars, or imprisoned for a period
not exceeding thirty days, or both, at
the discretion of the court.
The act relating to bounties to,Volun
teers from Farmington township, has
passed both Houses.
March 14. An act regulating the
standard of weights and measures passed
the Senate. The jury act waspostponed.
An act to employ phonographic report
ers for the several courts of the Com
monwealth, passed .the Senate. The
act to,amend the road laws of Tioga and
Potter counties.paised the HOlie- -
March 15. An act to authorize the
Tioga County Agricultural Society' to
borrow money passed the House and
was received in the Senate.
Tina Co. tturtituto of Instruction.
. Pursuant to a public call, a meeting was held
in Waltham on the afternoon of Thursday,
March 21st. for organizing a Society "for the
acquirement and diffusion of useful knowledge
upon all subjects which are of general interest."
A preliminary organization was effected, and a
committee appointed on ,permanent organization,
tybert the meeting adjourned until evening.
At the evening meeting, the Committee on or
ganization, &c., reported. The Report was dis
cussed and adopted and the Institute proceeded
to elect the following officers :
Preaident—Prof. P. A. ALIEN. - •
Vice President—Robert C. Simpson
Treaturer--Juo. 1. AlltcheiL
~itnerugirc Committee—M. H. Cobb, V..1‘.. BUJ.
oti, - Mid W. Yielthis, Vellsbnre - i
ard, of Osceola, and - Wm. °grandson, of Bloss.
. On-motion, Wmr n. Bmilte, Esq., nee instruct
ed to take the necessary Steps to procure a Char.
ter of incorporation for the Institute at the next
term of Court.. .
Moved that the first Quarterly Session of this
Institute ho held at Mansfield, on the second
Wednesday (12th) of Juno next, at 11 at., to
close at noon of Thursday.
The Executive Committee then proceeded to
arrange the exercises fur the meeting referred to,
(which will be published in due time,) and the
Institute adjourned. - _ A. Amax, Pres't.
/Una YOUNG, Bee'y.
Telegraphic despatches from the West
bring accounts of the most destructive
freshets ever known. since the settle
ment of the country. Throughout the
whole valley of the Mississippi .the
streams seem to have overflown their
banks and deluged the adjacent coun
try, sweeping offor destroying property
of every description, and in some cases
causing the, loss of many.lives. - This is
more especially ' the case with the
streams which take their rise in the
Alleghenies. The damages sustained
in East Tennessee are frightful to con
template, and much suffering - among
the people must inevitably result.—
Along the Ohio and several of its afflu
ents, hundreds of fertile farms have
been completely inundatedand all their
fences and improvements swept away.
As yet it is impossible to approximate
the losses sustained, but it is evident
that they must be such as will be felt
for years to come, and many persons
have doubtless been reduced at one from
affluence to poverty.
A WELL authenticated case of sponta
neous combustion occurred in Columbus,
forty miles south of Indianapolis, on
Friday morning. Andrew Note, a
German, very intemperatein his habits,
was found dead in his shop, his lips en
tirely burned away, leaving a ghastly
hole, his tongue charred to a crisp. lils
nose was also burned, as if by fire com
ing out of his nostrils, and his clothes
were still burning when found. No
other part of the body save the air pas
sages was burned. Physicians who
examinedthebody pronounce it a clear
case of spontaneous combustion. It is
supposed that the fire was communica
ted by attempting to light a cigar.
The Rebel Gen. Mahone, referring to
the Reconstruction laws, says there are
but two things left for the South to do—
fight or surrender; and since it has net.
ther men, money, guns, ships, or any
thing with which to carry on war, he
thinks it plain that submission to the
demands of the conqueror must ensue.
General Cameron stands credited with
the pledgeto allow no Presidential norat•
nee to be confirmed, if he can help it,
who is not genuine Republican. It is
very much like the General to make
that pledge, and, having taken the po
sition, it will be like him to maintain it.
Massachusetts has 4759 public schools,
and 255,823 school children, with 01,-
885 pupils in attendance for the lust
year ; 082 male and 4395 female teachers.
The wages average $24 38 per month for
and $59 53 for males. The
amount raised in the State by taxation
and other sources, for schools, wes $l,
WANTED:A sklllftd Blacksmitb, asperi•
ironing Wagons, to whom good
wages will be paid. C. J. NV HEELER-
Wellaboro, March 27, 1857.
'DOB. SAIB.—A good Cow ; aloe a 2-year old
Ball. Cheap for cash.
Charleston, March 27, 1667-4 w.
THE aubseriber will sell at public vendee; on
the premises, in (Tharleston, Tuesday, April
2d, 1887, the following property, to wit:
1 yoke of Oxon, 3 Cows, some Sheep, and a
number of young Cattle. Also a Lumber Wagon
and a light Buggy. CHARLES BOBIMPS.
j ETTERS of Administration having been
1.4 granted to the undersigned upon the estate
of H. P. Docksfader, late of Charleston, deed,
all persons indebted to said estate and all having
claims against the same will call at once and
settle with HOLMAN MORGAN,
Charleston, March 27, 18074 i. Athena
Application for Pardon.
Commonwealth Quarter &melon in and gar
vs. the County of Tioga.
Geo. H. Post ,
Notice is hereby given that an application will
be made to John W. Geary, Governor of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a pardon of
George H. POO, the above named defendant.
WM. M. POST.
Welisboro, March 27,1887-2 w.
E. SMITH, M. I,
OP/MATES successfu ll y for. Cataract, Sue-
Manus, (cross eye) Removal of Tamers,
Rare Lip, Varicose Veins Club poet, AO.
Particular attention paid to diseases of the Bye
and General Surgery.
Consnitation at Mee free.
References given to operations recently per.
Mee hours from 12 M. to 3 P. M.
Office at his residence, Mansfield, Tioga County,
Pa. • March 27,1887-1 y
HARRAH:B NATIONAL GATE.
[Patented September 20th, 18641
ITS CLAIMS ARE
1. The most common workman or it farmer
can toilld it.
2. It Is made of all sizes, and Is perfeetly
adapted to all Gate purposes, whether for oattla.
jard, farm, door yard or garden.
8. It requires no binges, and cannot be blown
open nor that.
4. It does not swag the post, and the nett
itself cannot Bag.
5. Breathy stook cannot open it.
6. It cannot ba driven against when open.
7. It is not obstructed by either rain, sleet or
8. Being built without mortise or tenon, it
costa but little more than a pair of good bare.
8. It Is droner than any other gate built of
an equal amount of lumber, and its strength is
equal upon both aides.
10. RIB the °bespeak neatest, and most con
venient and durable Gate in we.
During the fall of 1865, the National Gate has
received the highest award at SEVEN STATE
and some SEVENTY COUNTY PAIRS, and
in competition with other Gates, it has taken the
I FIRST PREMIUM in every instance.
It challenges the whole list of Gates to a prin.
Seal test, throughout all seasons.
The National Gate has received the unquali
fied approbation of all who have used it.
These Gates, including Ponta, are built at a
cost of $4 to $B, according to workmanship and
material used. Their manufacture insures a
profitable investment of capital, as they cam
! mend a ready sale at from 60 to 100 per Dent.
I preelt; and it is perfeetly safe to pat them up at
ail times under a warrant, as they have As no case
failed to give the fullest satisfaction.
J. P. BILES,
AlV•Tosraltdp and Farm Bights for sale in
I Tioga and Bradford Counties.
Applicsiits for purchase of Territory,
I send for Circular containing particulars.
Eights for average Farms are uniformly sold
for $lO each, including printed drafts and speci
fications for building all siren of both Tartu and
Entrance Gate, by the aid of which any one can
construct them. -
'On receipt or $18; ft, all caietkeediriPanled by
ai particular description of . the linsd for which the
right is desired, the appropriate Conveyanoe.
drafts, to., will - be promptly forwarded.
Address, with stamp,
NATIONAL GATE CO.,
March 27,1867—if. - Essexville, Pa.
Grocery and Provision Store,
CORNING, N. Y
CI. 1:1#. SilliaMa,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER
La an kbas of
WINES, LIQUORS. MARS, FOREIGN,
& DOIIESTIC, GREEN & DRIED
FRUITS, CANNED FRUITS &
VEGETABLES, WOOD &
--WILLOW-WARE, - -
CHILDREN'S TOYS, CABS AND CAR-
RIAGES, GLASS I CROCK
A full and complete assortment of the above
mentioned goods of the best quality always on
Particular attention paid to Pine Grociniea.
Dealer' and Consumers Rill And it to their In
terest-to examine - big Stook before buying: - -
Corning, N. Y., March 24,1867. -
DIVORCE.—To - Eliza Jane
1.1 Gleason :—Take notice that your husband,
Charles Gleason, has petitioned the honorable
Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Tins
county for a divorce from the bonds of matrimo
ny; and that the said Court has appointed Mon
day, tho 27th day of May, 1807, at the Court
Zjouse in Waliaborough, for a hearing of tbo said
petitioner in the premises, at which time and
place you can attend if you think proper.
LEROY TABOR, EherlfL
BY MAIL, PREPAID
Choice Flower and Garden Seeds)
Now Strawbcariez, Grapes, Shaba. &c.
1) M. WATSON'S OLD COLONY NUB,
.1,1• BERT and SEED ESTABLISHMENT,
Plymouth, Mass., is now sending out by mail
prepaid, packed with great care in gotta percha
elk, co as to reach any part of the Union in per
toot safety, a complete assortment of the finest
@ropes, Strawberries, Nese large Oa:Tam% Gotta
boric's, Bleukboviee, Reese, !towering Plants,
Bulbs, Lilies, so., 80. Emit and Ornamenial
Tref), and Shrubs, Evergreens, Hedge Plants,
Ao., will be sent by freight paid to Boston. Also,
the True Cape Cod Cranberry, for cultivation in
wet land, or In upland and Gardens, where it pro
cloaca at the rate of 400 bushels to the acre; with
directions for cultivation. Priced Besetiptive
Catalogues will be lent to any address. Note is
the beet time for planting. The best way to ob
tain good Fruit/ l and Rowers, and Seeds, Is to
send direct to tbe;Orower. Send fora Catalogue.
Wholesale Cataidgase to the trade. Agents
wanted. March 20, 186.1..2m..
DBCOMING convinced that the wants of the
1.) people of this and adjoining counties war-
ISUt ma In so doiag, I have constructed at much
expense, two finely arranged Hot Houses for
propagating Grape Vines, Flowers, and all kinds
of Green Rouse Plants. I devote my whole throe
to the business and now offer for sale the follow
log varieties :
Guava Wass—lona, Allen's Hybrid, Israelis,
Delaware, Hartford Prolific, and all of the better
known varieties, which I offer at prices that defy
Roaxs—Geant des Battaillee, Gen. Janquimi
not, Gen. Washington, La Rein, Victor Verdler,
Hermora, Souvenir do Ilelmelson, and many oth
er monthlies. Also Mass and Climbing Roses.
Among the Miscellaneous Plants will be found
Heliotropes, Pansies, Tuberoses, Clamart°, Cal.
eeolaria, Carnations, Salvias, Fulda' of all
kinds, Veronica, Myrtles, Geraniums of all vari
eties, Verbenas of all colours Tulips, Gladiolas,
Dahlias, Ac., in endless v ariety.!
Vmssrents Pr eats—. Early and late Cauliflow
ers. Cabbages:—Early V7inningstadt, Ox Hurt,
Large York and Eager Loaf, Dreer's Late Drum
head, Late Red Drumhead and Flat Dutch.—
Sweet and Bell-shaped Peppers, Dreer's improved
Celery, Bound and Long Egg Plants. Among
many other varieties of Tomatoes, I would apy
daily call attention to the " Tilden" Tomato, a
new and choice variety, eery tarty and highly
recommended by all experienced gardners and
eeedmen. Bouquets of choice flowers for ask.
All plants nicely packed in mesa and can be car
ried any distance with safety.
I extends cordial invitation to all to tall and
see the garden. BARRY MIS. _
Towanda, Pa, March 13, 1861-4m.*
NEW FIR3I & NEW GOODS.
OF PIIIIIII ENGLISH DRUGS
AND PATENT MEDICINES,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, PUTTY, DYE
STUPYS, &O H AO.,
always an band, and far sale very cheap at
P. R. WILLIAMS & CO'S
we bate on baud and shall always kelp a
large and wall selsoded MOok of rtorything in
our tine of goods; Moo
FANCY GOODS, YANKEE NOTIONS
ALL KINDS. HAIR OIL, TOILET
AND BELAYING SOAPS,
TOOTH. HAM NAIL AND • CLOTH
BRUSHES. POCKET kawrze
ALL KINDS, PERFUMERY,
COLOGNE, COCO CREAM,
HAIR DYE. HAIR RESTORATIVES,
AND HAIR WASHES; ALSO
and of the but quality. Ws base also a larp
stook of yore .
WINES, BRANDIES, GINS,
for toadied use, *blab we warrant pan. W.
also oall attootion to oar tarp stock of
Paints and OM,
Ole was bonekt before the rim, and which will
be mold oltaaper than ass b bought 111 aLti 0011IIrf.
' We do not hesitate to say that we have the
largest and best stock of goods in our line ever
kept in the county, and we will sell 20 per cent
cheaper than can be bought at any other esteb
lishment in liege Co. Call and cumin our
irciok - andlflo32 tabu' you boy. -
WIILWri, 1 P.P. WI:LULU k Co.
T. L. Wat.uxs. j No. f taloa Moak.
Woilaboto, Kw* 9, Isll9.
LOOK AT THIS !
DRUID & MILAN
ARE NOW- RULING ALL
nliT at coat, praparatoty to paten is a nits
is &Sizable at cost prises. We are getting up
801193 at the lowest possible' prim and Imo
V ag m ian nsdeareatestistaction. We have made this
with every one that we have sold to
and still oontinue to do so. Ostler your
of at, and if D den not troll we cannot Wrest
EMPRESS CLOTHS, M.lt
SEILLINO OPP ar COOT.'
We have our usually Woe 'morbid gook of
PRINTS, Dr,LAINES, &c., •
SHESTINGS, SIIIRTINGS, STRIPES,
at the lowest poselite market prket
BOOTS AND- SHOES, HARDWARE,
CROCKERY AND GROCERIES,
HATS, CAPS, &c
Call Lad us la.
A. A. TRUMAN
Wellsboro, RA. 27, 1867
NEW ARRANGEMENT !
Wilson & Van Valkenburg.
/Lave established themselves at
NO. % UNION BLOCK,
tutenpied by P. D. Shama
The) propose to oarrylott a tiro bumbles& in
ON MONDAY MARCH 4, 1867,
The) oxpoid to open old • now sod choice stook
The Senior partner has had a larp experience
in Newhant Tailoring. and itlis the intention of
the new firm to put this branch of their business
beyond saaandel oompedtion.
lUleboro, Fab. 20, 1867—e.
What is the Matter ?
Ttimneral debility troublesome ? U yogr_blood
impure? 4 elm what, body disordered and
weak? Theo pt alottle of the greet Blood Pu
rifier—lt is Depuraties Syrup of lodide of Po
tugboat follow the directions earafolly and jos
will be benettted. Sold at Sort Drug More.
PASSED by the Mural and Council 44 the
Borough of Lawrenceville, at e. meeting
held at the office or (1 W. Ryon, Req., on the
13th dey of March, A. D. It CZ—to take effect
and bole force April 1.0, A. L. 1347.
RELATIVE xu HORSES, "AZLE!, CATTLF. lc., acv
It is hereby ordained by the authority 04 tbu
Boruess and Council of the Ili.rough. of Lan.
rencevite, Pa., that it shall he the duty of tio
High Constable, Pound Master, or any other
person of said Borough to take op and deriver to
the Pound Master all horses, mules, twine, cattle,
shoed or geese, which shall be found running at
larva within the limits of said Borough from and
after the first day of April, A. D. 1867, (excepting
snitch cows) between sunrise and sundown from
- the first dayof April to the first day of :fovea,
beret each year; that any person taking ap hor.
tee, Ac., as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the sum
of six cents for oath and every animal so taken
ap and delivered to the Pound 3faster as afore-
Raid, the same to be paid by s,ald Pound Master,
and the said Pound Master may oharge the sum
of twenty-five cents together with six tents for
each and every day for each and every entreat
kept_hy_him in. the pound, which sum or sums
shall be paid by the owner or owners thereof;
and,it shall be the duty of the Pound Master to
advertise all animals so impounded for the space
of one week in three of the most publics places of
said Borough, at the end of which time if they
are not reclaimed and charges paid by the owner
thereof, he is authorised to &ell them at public
auction, for which service be may charge the for.
Orfifty - cents, and it shall be his duty
to pay the balance of the proceeds of such sale
if any there be into the bands of the Borough
Treasurer for the use of the owner or Owners
thereof, and if not claimed within one year by
the owner or owners aforesaid It shall be forfeited
to tie use of the Borough.
And it is further ordained by the authority
aforesaid, that if any person shall unlawfully lib.
crate any animal, injure the pound, or in any
way oppose the Pound siastor, or any person In
the discharge of his or their duties in taking up
or Impounding any ordinal as aforesaid, he or
they shall is subjs.); to a SEM of aro dollars to
be sued for and collected in the name of the Bur
gess and Council aforesaid as debts_ of like
amount are cued for and collected.
13 1t3.14T103 TO Coican'T, Cizcz,a, asc
And it is hereby farther ordained by the au
thority aforeaald, that on or after the first day of
April A. D. 1887, no consort, firma, idle show,
play or exhibition, than ter held or exhibited
within the limits of said Borough, unless tho per.
son or pefsons exhibiting or holding the same
shall first obtain a receipt for the sum of not
less than two, nor more than ten dollars, (At toe
discretion of the officer receiving the note) for
the privilege thereof, from the Treasurer or in his
absence from the Burgess or either of the Coun
cil under the penalty of a Eno of not less than
two, nor more than twenty-five dollars, at the dis
cretion of the Burgess, and it shall be the duty
of the High Constable to arrest soy person or
persons violating this ordinance and bring him
or them forth*ith before the Burgess to be regu
larly need according to taw
s, RILLATIITS TO ROADS . , ALLVIT, SIDZ WALST..IIC.
It is further ordained by the authority afore
, said, that any person or persons, on or after the
let day of April A. D. 1687. riding, driving, or
leading any horse, mule, more or ox, o a the side
walk of said Borough, or putting and leaving
any carriage, wagon,_ cart, sleigh, sled, lumber,
wood, timber, brush, or any other obstruction
I whaterer, on or in the roads, streets, alleys, of
side walks of arid Borough, shall be lazed one
dollar for each and every offence, and it shall
be We duty of the illgh Constable to arrest every
such potion or persona and bring hien or them
forthwith before the Burgess to be regularly duel
aeoording to law,
LT SZLATION TO Prez AMC/
It is further ordained by the authority afore•
said that on or after the first day of April A. D.
1807, any person or persons discharging fire arum
of any kind within the limits of this Borough
shall be sebject to a fine of fifty coots for each
and every offence, and for every subsequent of
fence after complaint and conviction a Eno of
one dollar, and it shalt b a the duty of the High
Constable to arrest every person or persons vio
lating this ordinance and bring hum or them
before the Burgess to be regularly fined accord
ing to law. =
IN RELATION TO PLATING BALL AND PITCIIING
Quoin zg STREETS &C.
It is farther ordained by the authority afore
said, that en or after April Ist, A. D. 1887, any
person Or persona who shall play bell or pitch
what is commonly called quotes, in any street,
lane, allay, or highway in said Borough. shall be
subject to a Ana of fifty cents for each and every
person, and for each end every offense in viola
tion of this ordinance; Provided the nigh Con
stable, Supervisor, on. Pound ...Master, dual girt
notice to any person or persons who may infringe
upon this ordinance, and if snob person or per
sons do not immediately stop playing at ball or
pleating quoits within the boundaries aforesaid,
then it shalt be the duty of the High Coantable,
Supervisor or Pound Master, to arrest all such
persona mad take them forthwith before the Bar
ges* to be regularly flood acoording to law.
A. CP.OPSEY, Burges-
C. S. MATHER, Secretary.
Lawrenceville, March 20, 19074wr
- PROPOS AT , S
PENNSYLVANIA AGRICULTURAL LAND
SCRIP FOR SALE.
THE Board of Commissioners now offer for
sale 520,000 sores of Agricultural College
Land Scrip, being the balance of the Scrip grant
ed to the Commonwealth of Penneylrenta for the
endowment of Agricultural Colleges in this State.
Proposals - for the purchase of this Land Scrip,
addressed to "The Board of Commissioners of
Agricultural Land Scrip," will be received at tie
Surveyor General's office, at Harrisburg, anal 12
o'elook $l., of Wednesday, April 10, 1007.
This land may ho located in any State or Ter.
ritory, bye the holders of the scrip, upon any or
the unappropriated lands (except mineral lands)
of the United Stets's, which may be subject to
sale at private entry. Each piece of scrlp rep.
resents a quarter section of one hundred zed
sixty acres. is issued in blank, and will bo trans.
ferable, without endorsement or formal aselah
meat. The blank need not be filled until the
wit) is presented for location and entry, when
the party holding it can fill the blank and enter
the land in his own name. Bids most be male
as per acre, and no bids will be received for less
than one quarter section.
The Scrip will be homed immediately on the
payment of the money to the Surveyor General.
On all.bida for a less quantity than 40,000 Etereel
one-third of the purchase money must be per!
within ten days, and the remaining two-thirds
within thirty days after notification of the aa•
ceptanee of the bid or bids by the Board of Coo
mteaionere. JACOB M. CAMPBELL,
Boe the Board of Commiielonera.
Harrisburg, Marsh 13,1887-sw.
Orphans' Court ale.
DY virtue of an order of the Orphans' Coon
of Tioga County, the undersizned Adminis
trator of the *state of Hiram Bastoo,l2te cf
Lawrence, deceased, will, on Wednesday, the 11th
day of April 1327, at the Donee of E. S. Farr, Is
the Bore of Vega, at 2 o'olook P. M. of said
day, expose to nubile tole this following described
property, to wit
A certain trent of land situate In the township
of Lawrence, in the county of Tioga, and State
of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as fol•
lows: on the north by lands of D. A. Enuppsn•
burg and Julia Elliott, on the oast by Juha Elh•
ott and landa lately owned by D. H. Groan, so
the south by lands lately owned by Abtal Sly,
and on the west by lands late of said Able/ Sly--
containing 33 keret, be the same more or len•
and being the same lot of land contracted to toe
said Hiram Saxton, deceased. by Austin Lathr,p•
Terms, sash, YO. I. MITCEIELL, Aden
Wallaboro, March 13, 1827-11.
Ii7DITOR'S NOTICE. —The undetelgnyi
. 101 . haying been appointed no Auditor by ths
Court to distribute the money made in the cue
of 0. P. Taylor vs: Wm. Lou, well attend to the
duties of his appointment at the ogles; of Ntobot
Mitchell in Wellsboro, on Wednesday, 31aft
27th, 1867, at 1 o'clock P. M.
March 18-3 t. WM. A. NICHOLS, Auditor.
DISSOLIITION.—The Copartnerslnn beret`
fore existing between Goo. P. Cani and P
It. Bostwick, wag dissolved by mutual eooseat re
the 15th that. Tbe - books oL the firm are in th.
bands of Geo. P. Card for settlement.
i GEO. P. CARD,
P. H. BOSTIVICE
Middlebury, Marah 20, 19437-3wr
HAND POWER LOOM
ALL persons interested in the introduction
practical machinery into our country , tr'
requested to investigate the merits of rt
HAIWDERS'ON'9 RAND POWER LOOM
This loom will do all kinds of hand wcar.e4
L will weave jeans, blankets, plain cloth. s'°
net, kersey, flannel. seamless seek, double
blankets. or any kind of cotton, wool cr
cloth. It treads the treadles, throws the s hun: ,
lets off the web, and takes up the cloth. it
the upper shed aS the batten comes forward, oat
beats np the Ailing after the cross is made,
king better cloth and better selvage than can - ,
made in any other way.
Looms made to order and warranted. ADP I7
at the shop — on Water Street, sign "Lieu
Factory." LE.W3S 19E2310 11 E.
. W.Uebero, Iterch
A. MERMAN WATCHES in Bunting
Canes from $27.60 up at Fours.