The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, September 15, 1869, Image 2

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    General johnlXT.._pery—Uis Position
- , in History, - '
In rending "Shermat's,Marelt - to the
Sea," the following allusions to the Re
publican. candidate for Governor are
worthy of now. the - writer being a
New Yorker, and eodespowlent or the
krahl, cannot well he suspected of
partiality to a Pennsylvanian,-and par
ticularly to one of Gen. Geary's politi
cal eonneetiOnfi.
Speaking of Gen. Logan, iii says:
" there:ire men who are soldiers by
inspiration. Logan is Piati '
Geary, too,
was.a civilian general, and won mine
and' reputation upon field after- field— '
upon the bloody crest of Lookout -
Mountain, upon the rugged elidei - of
Creek—through every, battle that
many a trained West Point veteran
should feel proudlof. - Of civiiiltn sol
diers, he and Logan stand amid t to fore
Again, in one of t :the skirmishes—
more properly- battles—around Dallas
and Allatoona, the rebels made fierce
attack. on Lien. Williams' division,
which was barely able to 1101(1 its posi
tion, the ammunition being nearly ex
hausted and the troops wavering, when
" ( - Wary's White Star Division" !Primed
in three linen, and - advanced to the sulk
port. Geary reserved his fire until close
upon the enemy, and then poured a
deadly volley hit° them which made
them waver.
Kenesaw anti
during three days' fighting, "tre cap
tured a large number of prisoners ' in
all, about. two thousand. 'Geary, in his
assault, captured about ODe half of
t hive."
in the ItistJaittle, before Atlanta was
surrendered, " the first .of Flood's des
perate assaidls, for which he paid dear
ly," Geary took a prominent, and ac
tive part.
When at the close of 1-311(qm:in's
matchless " march to the sea," 110 Ijad
invested Savannab, he intituated_to his
&ok/wanders that the first of them to
enter the, city should he made itsi mill
i* governor. I fardee was summoned
to`surrehder the city„ but the braggart
answered "that he had plenty of blip
plie.y. and Inpu t and eould hold out as
long as he chose. Only three nights af
ter be had sneaked away. Geary, td
ways wide awake, suspecting the move
inent,*ordered his division under arms
and advanced his pickets. Pushing on
further without opposition, crawling
through the- alarttis and floundering
through dikes and ditches, he scaled
the tlist line of works and found it de
serted. rfere lie was met by the mayor
and citizens, who formally surrendered
the city. As he 10n1 fairly earned, he
received, as pyomised by Sherman, (he
governorship "of Savannah. The w ri
11.'1' here takes oceasiwi to speak of our
gubernatorial 'eandidale's as„an
EXECUTIVE 01'1.'11'ER.
' " (3eneraP(leary has had great expe
' riejlee, both al a soldier and an execti
live ()Meer. 111 his ( * twiner character
his mane! has been prominent before
the +mill r.v. lii rho
. 141 I ter r mono to
Ireotido, now.
' tie was:lone; the aWattle of San Praii
cif-co, and subsomiently mayor. His
first administration as llovernor Of
N.ansa.- in trouble-woe Hines helped
nitwit jo tranquilize the Ilisafierled
t,here. lie 11ns - line niiiiiilliill al lye
aliiiittes,is it 111:01 or p,1i.:1( foroo of i•liar
neleralltj resolution, nod of n kind, fie
i:e. title disposition. Ile patiently list
en, to Ihe complaints anti en 1 real les of
at! fttit. atliiiiiiisterh. jilt-lice ',rift n 11;1'111,
impartial hand. ..,
" His tiovernment, of Savannah cave
kgeat, sa t isitiet ion : \V heti I tonern I Sher
man wa.s ;Mont coinmebeing l» , cam
pahoi throtigh Carotin:C :1 deputation
of the most respectablecitizens waited
on him, rcipiosting him to leave Cen
era! Ileary in command . 0
the eity,
I:oiler:it 1 . , - ..;berman I'olllll nol gillfatl'e
:-.1 lo.liVe DM i)nifq`l' filollF the held and
therefore declined.
" (;metal tleary and Ilw ollieers of
..his stall' will lie long anil k holly re
membered in S:tvannali for I heir up
right administratlon and einirtei ow- be all parties . .
" He did a p
all in his ower to eiwourage
the citizens to establish frieilly 1 eta
t ions towards the Federal tilivel intent,
Idol to itilie, them feel flint. their inte
rtists lwre recipr(wal."
-;-'.llcii• testimony from a Hairee not
lilt I' disintert.:-.ted tail, rather more like
ly to he prejudiced against, a l'ennsyl
v ania soldier of Iteptibilean pioelivities,
,peaks etittlities in fit'vor of ( ci'leral
tieary. IL was given after thek lose of
Lite war, \Olen 1111 fllalWr inililary lion
in's could lie bestowed upon its siihject,
and before ( - ,teiteral (teary was spoken
a f or G., ) , ‘ „, 11 . H . 0r of I
.ennsy I
I r an i : , ___ l i
position to which the people have etc
‘'ated hint once, and ,will elevate him
again. , [
Fol,t,v op TI1E11: LEAD EitS.— 4ftst
year the Copperheads thought, that Ho
ratio Seymour's wealth would overcome
(, en. Grant's popularity . They now
mistakenly suppose Asa Packer's mon
ey is a match for Gov. Geary. They
put Packer on the very platform on
which Seymour was whipped.
7110 old-fogy leaders forget that 'Sla
very mid liebellien are (Wad and buried
when they try to scare the people with
the old bugaboo, L. Nigger4"flie lowa
:Rate _Democratic Conventlion did not
say a word against. -colored !nen, be
cause they are now voters in that, State.
Anil the Cone/et-Journal, of Loidsville,
.1 my 13th, speaks for the Kentucky cops
in these sensible (because true) words:
"There is aco tainty that thVi elec
tions of the coining fall will he the last
that will ever take place in Kentucky
with negro suffrage excluded. This is
a fact that we had better look squarely
in the face, much_as we may loatlip its
visage. Everybody knpws that', im
mediately after the rOssemblinti of
Congress, the Fifteenth Amendment
will be declared to 1111V0 been ratifibd
by the requisite number of States and
be part of the Constitution ; and then
all the negroes of this State will be
voters, and nothing can exclude them
from the poiL; except successful war
agahist the United States, and that,
whether it would be righteous or un
yightpous, will not be attempted."
Somebody has started ` the report in
Philadelphia that. our t Worthy towns
man, (whom the Demo racy would
takeJaway from us, and triinsfer to the
insalubrious atmosphere of Harrisburol,
raised and equipped a regiment of sol
diers durin, le war--Union \ soldiefp,
we Suppose is ant, although the re
port does not say But we are
able, on the best of uthority, to brand
this story as a base dander, conebeted
to injure him with th t class of voters
who were in the habit of denouncing
the:soldiers for the Viu(ion ay "Li n coln
hirelings," &c., &c. Not a person here
in Mauoh Chunk, his apparent' resi
dence, would have the' hardihood to
charge [ that Judge Packer ever reenited
or equipped a single soldier during the
late war. The nearest approach to it
was his well-known offer on beh a lf o f
the Lehigh Valley Itaillroad to Its em
ployes whodmight volunteer to defend
its and Judge Packer's property from
the rebel raiders.---Afauch Chunk Oa
An exchange paper thus epitomizes
the Democratic party : " Pledged •to
oppose Chinamen in California and'ne
groes in Ohio, but affiliating with them
Moth in 'Virginia and Tennessee ; sup
porting repudiation in Ohio and Ken
tucky, and compelled t.o oppose it, in
New York and PennsAran ; denounc
ing military usurpation in Texas, but
having a Governor ttr uphold in New
lock for taking military possession of
a railroad—the Democratic managers
have a heavy and inharmonious load to
- -
A•LlN'Farm Jr Sale
*'DAITIY, FAMA of - 11.0 nrres, 80
acres Unproved, and about two miles from
Welleboro, ifiloifered for sale on reasonable terms.
Said farm iS well watered, well fenced and has
excellent buildings, and an orchard of about !".00
choice fruit trees. Address, or intjuiro, on the
premises, of L. P. BEATH, or of WALTER.
SIIERWOOD., Esq., Wellsboro, Pa.
Sept. 15,1860-3 w•
ri)kt agita,toT/
WEDNES DA \ Y", SEPT. 15, 1869,
gepublicata Novatieuitions.
-rat JUI.GE Or Inc sut•r.EMl CAURT—
COUNT''. •
( B. B. STR G
Asseinbly. ) J. B. NILKS. .
k (sub je.ct. to ebotee of Conference.)
Prothonotary—Lnney TAnon, of d hal-lepton.
Register, be.—D. L. DUANII, i.f Delmar.
Treasurer—DAVlD CARIERON, 'of Tioga.
Commissioner—P. V. VANN, nss, of Rut iand.
{3 years—ISUAFL: STONE, Deltnnr.
Auditors 2 years—S. D. Pint.iars. Westfield.
1 year —D. K. MAII3II. Gaines.
Coroner—Dr. A. J. iinuatn, Oroola.
retlr Friends of Republican prin
ciples are requested to make all titeessary prepa
rations for the meetings advertised in this paper;
Gen. Johii l A. RawlinS, Secretary of
Wari died of consumptioq, in Wash
ington, Monday, 6th inst. ; Few men in
the (1011'14y possessed in so largo a meas
ure the respect and affection of -all who
knew him. He was about forty,Years
It was General Cox, we believe, who
wanted lobe Geary's Adjutant General,
not long ago. As he consents to be the
tail o ho Copperhead Kite, we, pre
sume he goes not expect to get the ap
pointmen from Geary. Has it been
promised ina by Packer ?
Senator FEssENDEN, of Maine, died
at his residence in Portland on Wednes
day, Bth inst., in the'63d year of his
age. In his death the country loses one
of the few public men who will becemo
historical as statesmen. Though not
an orator, his influence in the Senate
was greater than that of any man since
Calhoun. He was holiest and incor
ruptible, a faithful friend and an un
relenting foe.
We reiterate—the plan of the leaders
of the Donaldson bolt—and they are all
Democrats—is to trade off .Democratio'
votes for Donaldson for Republican
votes for Packer. Hundreds of such
offers have been made already by both
sides. However,ssince the Democracy
made no nomination for Prothonotory,
who can they vote lOr except it be tor
Donaldson ? Howlmany Democrats,
think. you, will vote ifor Tabor?
A frightful accitnt occurred on M
d en
ay, 6th inst., at ) Iy, l mouth Coal mines,
below Wilkesherre. The timbers of
the shaft took tire at the bottom of the
mine, involving the destruction of the
coal breakers at thet.op and the death
of probably 110 men and boys at work
in the mine. The condition'of the mine
was such that it was impossible to visit
it until 'Wednesday, Sth lost., when all
were foUnd dead—suffocated by the foul
air. Over COOividows and orplialus are
added to the list by this fearful
What, are i\Fr. Donaldson';; grievan
ces? Of what does he complain? Is
it of the people, who, after giving him
the best office in the county for a term
of thirty , four years, by an unanimous
vote of Their seventy-two delegates in
Convention assembled now give the,
candidacy to Leroy Tabor? Was not
the arbitrament of his own choosing?
Did he not, elect to submit himself to
the Republican Convention ? By his
own pledge he had no appeal. Yet he
appeals. From what, and to what ?
From the decision of the Republican
Convention, to " the voters of Tioga
Let us' see : When Mr. Donaldson
violates his pledged word he becomes
fair subject of criticism. His adherents
say that lie is poor and advanced in
years. If he be poor it is no fault of the
people. From an examination of the
records it appears .that the income of
his office-has averaged about $2OOO per
year for the last thirty years. For the
last ten years the average income reach
ed, probably exceeded, $3OOO per year.
Thiel estimate is based upon the docket
entries for the last thirty years. It is
not so easy to estimate the fees from
Quarter Seksions and Oyer and Termin
er business, )(or such a thing as book
keeping is u iknown in the Prothono
tary's Office of Tioga County, though
the law requires a strict account of all
moneys received to be kept. For the
same reason it , is not easy - to estimate the
Miscellaneou,s' fees. In making up the
aggregate income .of the office, there
fore, we have endeavored to get near the
the minimum, rather than the m aximu En
receipts from these sources, and the esti
mate is pronounced fair to Mr. Donald
son by men familiar with the business
of the office. And this estimate Is cli
c/I/sive of the State Tax on writs, &c.
To the poverty argument we regard
this a fair reply. Certainly Mr. Don
aldson's income from the office has
been greater, on the average, for thirty
years, than that of many of our wealth
iest men, whose liberality, with their
own funds, has not . been second to his.
To the allegation that Mr. Donaldson
has done much business without cost to
the people, we oppose the fact that, if
the allegation be true, ho has given the
people moneys which 'belonged neither
to him, nor to them,.but to the Com
mon.wealth. He is a public officer, re
quired by law to keep a daily decount
of the buainess of his office, and te
make quarterly returns of fill the earn
ings of the same, to the Auditor Gen
eral. If any man justify the practice
of disbursing State moneys in the man
ner alluded to, he may have the infamy
of it. Mark, however, we do not charge
"Mr. Donaldson with doing business for
nothing, involving, as it would, embez
zlement of public funds.
But Mr. Donaldson, we are constantly
told, • feels himself constrained to run
" to vindicate -himself." How vindi
cate himself His claim to the office?
No --not thUe; but to vindicate, or de
fend hirnse f against the charge that he
is a default r to the State. Very well ;
since he thrift to vindicate himself in
that respect, he Invites an appeal to the
record; and as an cAlxibit of his stand-
lug as tt public officer in 'Harrisburg,
we submit the following communica
tion from the Office of. the Auditor
General, the original of which IS in 'our
limausnuno, Aisg.Dl, 1869, st,
B. C. WALLET—Dear Sir: Yours of the 211 lost.. vcs
r e ply would state—that the indebtedness
of John P. liedialdson Prothonotary of your county,
to the C.ornmontresith l or - Pentea, up to November 39,
1868, Is $1023,12. Ills' account for the your eliding
November 80, 1867, was placed in the bands of the At
torney General for collection on the 35th day of May,
1869, and on the 23.1 day of Juno,lBo, ho paid on that
account $O3O. After crediting him with said $O3O,
still leaves a balance eine the Commonwealth of $1021,12
—not including what he has collected since December
160868, up to thq present time. The law requires him
to make quartaely reportenna payments, which be has
not dono r I incldsu you vpy of the law. Mr. Donald
son's /mecum* Juts beau pined in the Attorney 0 eliel•
al's hands, for collection seven limes, which certainly
does notispeak very wall him as an °Ulcer.
Respectfully Yours,
Jour A. Wsooomtia,
ObsLve, if you please, four points
in the foregoing letter : Mr. Donald
son's account for 1867 was not paid
until Juno 23, 1869, and then. at the in
vitation of the Attorney General of the
Corn mon weal ti ? . Second—That so late
as the 25th of August 1869, he owed
the state $1024,12; which sum pertains
to the year . 1868—last year. Third
-That Mr. Donaldson's accounts have
been placed in the hands of the At
torney General seven times'. Fourth—
That Mr. Donaldson has made no re
turns dr payments of moneys received
for the last nine months. We now ask
your attention to the following section
of the Act of 13th April 1859, (Pardon
eattion of 1862, P. 824 34-5):
' "That the'several.Registers of. Wills, Recorders
of Deeds, Prothonotaries, Clerks of Quarter
Sessions and Clerks of Orphans' Courts in the
Commonwealth, shall, on the first; day of June
next, and quarterly thereafter, of oftener if re
quired by the State Treasurer, pay into . the
Treasury, or such places of deposit as said Treas
urer shall designate, to the credit of the Com
monwealth, the lehole amount, of money due the
Commonwealth, received during the period pre
ceding said payments ; and shall furnish to the
State Treasurer, statements under proper heads,
designating the source from which the money
was received : Provided, That the quarterly pay
ments of said officers falling duo previous to the
first day of Juno next, shall be made as hereto=
fore required by Jaw. And said officers shall tile
and settle quarterly accounts in the office of the
Attorney General, as now required by law. Upoii
the settlement of said quarterly accounts, it' it'
appear that the receipts Viall not have been paid
as directed by this section, any officer so offending
shall forfeit his fees and commissions on the
whole amount of money collected during the
quarter; anti iu every case where a balance due
the Commonwealth shall remain unpaid for a peri
od of ten days after such quarterly settlement, suit
shall he commenced against sneil delinquent tint'
hie suretics, as is provided in case of defaulting
Every man reading that law in con
nection with the letter from the Attor
ney General's Office will at once see
that the evidence against Mr. Donald
son as a defaulter -is overwhelming.
` Seven times in the hands of the At
torney General" means seven times a
defaulter; and his account with the
State for the nine months ending Aug.
30, 869, is to-day in default, and he to
gether with his sureties is liable to pros
ecution at any time.
It is not a pleasure to state this. P.ut
now that Mr. Donaldson runs to vin
dicate himself." we cannot say less.
We might say more.
With Cox in the field there is one
more chance to trade and make votes
for Packer. That is •the game. As
Gen. Cox pertinently said, the Demo
crats owe him nothing,. For him they
care nothing.) For Packer they care
everything. If ally Republican falls
mat, trap it/; wilt tiO soWith open
We do not envy the reflections of the
individuals who are busy at the work
of identifying. Mr. Tabor, with the
movement to remove the County seat.'
Mr. Tabor, like Mr. Donaldson, and
nearly everybody else in this region is
doing nothing about the matter. In
deed, we have heard nothing from any
body hereabout, save from the irrespon
sible portion of society, touching the
County seat movement. The man who
endeavors, sneakingly, or openly, to
identify Mr. Ta l lier with the movement
is, of course, an unconscionable liar. It
would not surprise us much to hear
that the indiscreet persons who are run
ning Mr.,Donaldson had pledged him
to the removal in the river towns.
in our advertise
Elsewhere I._ dug columns
will be found the announcement of
Gen. Cox as an independent—bolters--
Democratic candidate for Treasurer.
We trust the "long agony of pepara-
Lion," with Gen. Cox, is over. For
ninny weeks he has been sorely pressed
by Democrats in front, sorehead -Re
publicans in the rear, and Copperheads
on both flanks, to "run " independent.
The pressure was something fearful,
and the implied compliment, to any
other than a man utterly lacking in
vanity like the General, would have
been overwhelming. During the first
week of Court the 4th corporals of the
political marines were very busy circu
lating rumors. Now it was—" Cox haS
agreed•to run ;" and in twenty minutes
some man, fresh from a talk with Cox,
would affirm that Cox had just assured
him that he would not run, under any
circumstances. To us these rumors
bore no significance whatever; for
whether one, or half, a dozen men fall,
in a contest like this, matters nothing;
and we long ago ceased to be troubled
with grief at the political slaughter of
any place-hunter, who advertises to
the world that his pledged faith is of no
worth whatever.
Let us return a little : On or about the
Bth of May 1869, we received a letter
from Gen. Cox authorizing us to pub
lish the following announcement :
" We are requested to announce (len. R. C. Cox,
of Liberty, as a candidate for Troalurer, subject
to the decision of the Republican County Con
July 10, following, the Republican
Convention assembled. David. Cameron
came into the Convention with 26 del
egates, Gen. Cox with 22.. On the 17th
ballot David Cameron had 37 votes to
35 for Gen. Cox and all others, and was
declared nominated. The only bolting
by delegates that we know of was from
Cameron to Cox early in the contest.
We affirm, without fear of successful
contradiction, that no delegate in
to vote for Cox voted for 'Cameron
on the last ballot. So much for " un
fair treatment 1 ) in the Convention.
It was last Thursday week, we be
lieve, that Gel). Cox came into this
office. Ina conversation which took
place between us twain, Glen. Cox men
tioned that he was much pressed to be
au independent candidate. Ho said he
had considered it fully and had,. prior
to his call upon us, decided not to run.
Ho said that he understood the thing
Perfectly ; that he owed the Democrats
nothing, that they owed pettifog to
him, and that he would not;.be the tail
of the Democratic •kite. jie said that
he owed .Mr. Donaldson nothing; that
Mr. Donaldson defeated him when a
candidate for the Legislature, as he
knew at the time, and now knew ; and
that he would not; be a tail to the Do
naldson kite. In short he had given his
final answer. He said that a depute
Lion of Democrats had called upon liiiii
and assured him that if he would red
they would take Murdaugh out of the
field and give him a free course' ;" " but
that," said the General, "is all gam
mon ; for I could not carry the solid
Democratic vote."
Friday morning R. T. Wood, M. M.
Conyers, and I. C. Price called upon us , , ,
with the announcement, substantially,
as it appears in our columns this week.
it did not even. Surprise us, though it
purported to be signed by the General
himself. A friend of his happened in
soon afters'ard and learned of the an
nouncement. He said that it was a
mistake that Cox had assured him
that morning that he would not run.
During the day Gen. Cox cause in and
asked if such a paper was in this office,
and asked to see it. WO gave it tohim.
Ho then, in the presence of witnesses,
declared that it was wholly without his
onnivauce or consent, alid that lie did
not want it published. • Saturday noon
119 came tc• us and asked if Wood had
not recalled that paper. We replied,
" no." He said that Wood promised to
recall it, and, that we need not publish
it until he, Cox, ordered it. During
the afternoon Mr. Wood called and
stopped publication. Tuesday forenoon
following Capt. Wood t ailed and alter
ed the announcement so as to read ' we,'
where before it read Ho then
handed to its a note from Gen. Cbx au
thorizing the publication. Such, On
brief, is the history of the case. A his
tory which displays all the modesty
and coyness on the part of the General,
which is supposed, to pertain to the
maid of sixteen or sixty when the ques
tion is popped. Like the Frenchman
in the play, who, when asked—" Will
you . apologize, or fight ?".—replied—
" Sure, I viii 1"
Thus, the General who would not
surrender to the chief of rebels, Lee,
gives up his sword to the 4th corporal
of rebel marines. Sie transit, etcetera,
Now you see him.
And now you don't.
Every Copperhead 'paper within a
hundred miles of Welisboro, is delight
ed with Mr. Donaldson as an "indepen
dent"•candidate. They all advise the
Democracy of Tioga to vote for Mr.
Donaldson. On the other hand no Re
publican paper in Pennsylvania or
southern Xew York has a good word for
Mr. Donaldson. All agree with us that
when the best than is on the regular
ticket, as in this case, sound Republi
cans ought to rally around him and labor
for the defeat of any bolter.
The great rowing 1114C11 between
Harvard, Mass., College boys, and Ox
on the Thames waters. Oxford beat
Harvard. Had the strife been to de
cide which could chop, split, arid pile
the most wood in a day we should have
watched the contest with interest, and
started the lachrymal sap at Harvard's
defeat. As it is we don't care a fig.
HAIL VERMONT ! Yesterday week
her Republicans carried the entire tick
et, and a nearly solid Republican Leg
islature, by a majority of 19,000, That
.will do,
Aro you assessed and Registered ? Is
your Republican neighbor assessed and
registered ? Attend to it.
Probably Ned Rauch, of Father
Abraham, who once published the
Mauch Chunk Gazette at Asa Packer's
home, had no Idea of helping the latter
gentleman when he wrote :
"Personally he may safely be termed
a clever man ; of great business capaci
ty, and of some very good traits of char
acter. He lives in\ a magnificent house;
is a millionaire ; keeps plenty of 'pure
old whiskey' on his sideboard (for which
as well as his stamps there will be au
immense demand ;) is fond of fun, tho'
by no means very funny himself, and
enjoys the reputation of being , the cham
pion euchre player of Mauch Chunk."
PRESENTATION.—Mr. C. L. Pattison,
for many years Pay Master, and more recently
Cashier for the Fall Brook Coal Co., at Fall
Brook, Pa., was called upon a few evenings since
by a few of his many friends, and presented with
a beautiful 'Malacca cane, and pair of elegant
napkin rings—both handsomely engraved. ' Mr.
Alex. Pollock, Son., made a neat and appropriate
little speech in behalf of the gentlemen present,
which was responded to by Mr. Pattison In a few
happy remarks, saying that "this was the pleas
antest caning ho had over experienced." After a
few minutes passed in pleasant conversation, in
which the ladies present took an active part, the
gentlemen took their departure, leaving with Mr.
and Mrs. Paulson their best wishes, wherever
they may go. Take all together, it was one of
the moat enjoyable affairs of the kind it has ev
er been Our lot to witness.
NOTICE.—The citizens of Middlebury, Tioga
county, aro requested to moot in Mass at Refill
days, Saturday evening, Sept. 25th, to consider
the interest of Middlebury in locating and erect
ing the Now Public Buildings for said county, in
this town. By many citizens.
CATARACT.—This IS a term given to a form of
blindness caused by an opacity of the' crystal
line lens. It usually occurs in persons past forty
years of ago, and, although it renders the patient
entirely blind, it vary easily remedied. We have
witnessed numerous operations performed for
this form of blindness,by Dr. T. S. Ur DE GIIAPP,
of this pity and have been surprised to see bow
bloodless and painless the operation is and how
rapidly the patient is restored to vision. Two,
old persons, a man and woman, ono sixty-two
and the other over eighty years of age, were op
erated upon and restored to vision, by Dr. UP
DE GRAFF, at the EYo and Ear Institute, on
Saturday .—Etni ira AdverJlieer.
Mass Meeting.
For the removal of County Buildings from
Wellsboro to Tioga, free of charge to the Comity,
will be hold at Tioga on Saturday, P.M., the Ifith
inst., for consultation and action, a number of
good speakers will attend the meeting and' ad
dress the people on the subject. Special trahm
will run on the railroad to accommodate tho
meeting, a large attendance is expected from all
parts of the County. Tioga, and ether Brass
Bands hayo tendered their services. Committee
of arrangements: B. 0. Wickham, T. L. Bald
win, J. S.l3itab, J. W. Gurnsey, S. M. Geer, JO
seph Fish, Iloraco Johnson; 0. B. Lowell, David
Aiken, W. R. Mitchell, Judge Humphrey, Judge
Bentley, R.B. Smith, C. R. Seymour, A. C. Bush,
P. S. 'Tuttle, IL 'R. Smith.
,Tioga, Sopt. 8,1869.'
THB 1I Mourns PAM—The publisher of
Mann Y's MUSEUM offers to Send that popular
magazine three months free to any ono who wishes
to examine it. Address noit.twE B. PULLER,
publisher, 14, Bromfield street, Boston;
REESE—FIELDS.r—At East Charleston, Ang.
31, by Rev. C. , A, Stole, Mr. George W. Reese,
and Miss Florence B. Fields, both of Charleston.
ROOSA—QAIGIE.—At the residence of the
bride's parents, Sept. 8, by the same Mr. John A.
Boom, of Middlebury, and Miss Lydia A. Gaige,
RIPLEY.—fa Richmond, 3d inst., George
Ripley, only son of W. B. Ripley,.aged 3 years
and 3.rnonths.
Ilis,sudden departure has created in the bosom
of affection a void, the desolation of which no
human language can portray, or pen describo.
I ,
TUE Atidvortiser, hailng boon restored to health in a
few weeks, by a very simple remedy, after having suf
fered several years with a severe lung affection, and
that dread annum, Consumption—is anxious to make
known to his fellow-sniferers the means of cure.
To all who desire it, he will send a copy of the pro
seription used (free of charge,) with the directions for
preparing and using the same, which they will find n
Tho object of the advertiser In sending the Yrescrip.
Hon is to benefit the afflicted, and spread information
which ho conceives to be invaluable; and ho hopes
every sufferer will try his remedy, as it will cost them
nothing, and may prove a blessing.
Parties wishing the prescription, will please address
Rev .1118W.ARTE A. WILSON,
Williamsburg, Kings County, N. Y.
May 28, 1888-Iy.
HAVING completed his now Cabinet Ware
house on Main street, Wolisboro, has stock
ed it With a large and superior assorted stook of
Chamber Suits; Walnut, Ash, Staple
from $l5O down, and as cheap
as tho same goods can be bo't
in thcreities. freight added. •
Parlor Suits, Walnut, Cherry, and
Mahogany, Reps or Hair Cloth,
Center Tables, Walnut or Marble Tops
Looking Glasses, Brackebs t Pa
per Racks, Rocking Mors,
six kinds,
I am manufacturing as usual, and intend to
keep-a full stock of ware, home and city made
at all times. My Ware Rooms are spacious and
neat, and now contain the largest, costliest and
best stock of Furniture ever brought into the
Wellsboro Academy.
rpIiEACADEMY building having undergone
suitable repair, the PALL TERM f0r ; 1869 will
open Sept. 23d inst., under the direction of Prof.
W. W. Hum., A. 8., PRINcIPAL, and Miss Jennie
P. Ginsox, Graduate of Genesee° Wesleyan Sem
inary, Preoeptross. Thorough instruotion will
bo given in all the English Branches usually
taught in • Academies and in the Ancient and
Modern Languages. Tuition from $5 to $9,
one half to be paid atl the beginning of the
'term. Full term 13 weeks. It is important that
students should be present tit the beginning of
the term, though they will be received at any
time. . 4t.
Notice to Bridge Builders.
7111"1111.1 Commissioners of Tioga COunty will
moot on the ground to let a Job for the
building of a County bridgo over tho Tioga
River at a point! whore tho road or highway
loading from Fall Brook to Union Township
crosses the Tioga River in the Township of
Ward, on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 1 o'clock P. M.
Sept. 15, 1889.
MITE subscriber has purchased a first-class
1. Power Oider Mill, and is ready to make
cider for customers, by the barrel or on shares,
at the rate of 20 barrels a day. Bring on your
Apples bought at fair prices. I am all ready
for work at my Steam Factory.
Wollsboro, Sept. 18, 1869.
D. A. CLARK Sec'y
AMPS—German Students, no breakage of
_Li chimneys from heat—at • FOLErs.
Furniture ! Furniture !
&c., &0., &0.,
from $125 down. ' Also,
with Ilphoistory to suit
Wholesale and Retail'.
Planing and Matching,
done to ordor at the Factory.
Sept 15, 1889—if
Cider ! Cider !
WANTED—TWO GOOD, steady journey
" men Shoemakers, to whom constant em
p 'oyment will be given. Apply to L. B. SMITH,
lossburg, Pa. [Sept. lb, 1889-2t.*
Administrator's Notice.
been granted upon the estate of Asa Short,
late of Chatham deo'd, all persons indebted to; or
claiming against said estate, will settle with
Chatham, Sept. 8, 1869-13t.'" Admr.
For Sale.
Valley, Tioga Co., Pa. This factory is 40x60
feet, two stories, ample steam power, and capaci
ty of 1000 pounds of tanning extract per day.
It is in a location favorable for either its present
business or as a tannery, and may be fitted \ for
the latter at a small expense. About 16 or 18
acres of land go with the property. Will be sold
low and on easy toms. Apply to I. M. EDG
COMB, Cowanesque Valley, Tioga Co., Pa., for
terms, &Q.
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coitNING, N. V.
HAVING made arrangements to keep . a still Laiger Variety of Goods than
last year, and believing Judicious Advertising to be a good investment, intend to•use the columns
of the AGITATOR more extensively than for the last two years. Our Dry ; Goods Department is
made as attractive by us as possible. We keep a large stock of all goods saleable that we feel
warranted in keeping, and allow no ono to undersell us at any time. Aiming to keep the best
article for a given price that the Market will afford. We invite all to examine our stock in the
Brown Shootings,
Brown Table Linens from 56 cts to $l,OO. - Bleached Table Linens from 75 cis to $l,OO
do $l,OO to 150. Towelings, Towels, Napkins (C Table Cloths,
1 ,
The One Price Cheap =Store
Ne'w Goods Received almost Daily.
Bleached Sheeting*,
Checked Shirting*,
Denims, blue & brown,
Wo kayo added to this stock a fine assortment of LINEN GOODS consisting of
at a reduction of 25 to 30 per cent from last season pricer
Wo have now in stock, (and aro receiving additional() it almost daily) an unusually large and
' well assorted stock of
The above Mock oan be fotind the most couiplete, and at much lower prices than aUy we have
offered before. Comparing favorably with the largest Stores in the Southern Tier.
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We have made arrangements with our Skirt Manufacturer so have an extra discount on our
purchases of him, and we intend to give our customers the benefit of this arrangement. From
this date our entire Stook of Skirts will bo sold at an average reduction of about 25 per cent, mak
ing them lower than ever before.-
75 ct. Skirt for 50 cis.; $l,OO Skirt for 75 cts.; $1,25 Skirt for , $1,00; $1,50 Skirt for
. $1,25; $2,00 Skirt for $1,50. cf•C., (PC.
In Ladies sizes. Misses and Children's equally cheap.
Hosiery and - White Goods.
We can do bettor for our oustomors in this stock than at any time during the war, and as the
Goods aro now very cheap, so that sales will warrant it, we shall keep a much bettor Stock than
for several years past. Wo shall keep a very handsome stock of
. aiming to anpply all calls in as satisfactory manner as possible.
Wo make pretty big claims on this Stock, and wo think wo can book them up. Our businesi in
this Department has been an increasing one every year, and wo intend to keep it so, if selling the
boat qualities . of Work at the lowest Market Prices will do it. Wo shall koop a still larger as
sortznent of J. Riehardson's Work, in following styles;
Men's French Calf Boots,
do A.U. do
do Fine Kip Boots.
do Stoga do
do Calf Shoes,
do Kip Shoes,
We also intend to keep a still larger stock of Ladies, Misses and Childron's Fine Work, in
Berge, Pebble Goat, and Kid in ell the desirable styles, in those Goods and in Richardson's work,
we shall keep regular goods, so that we can supply our customers regularly with such work as
they have found to suit them in our stock. All our work except such as we sell for cheap work,
we warrant, and make satisfactory compensation if it proves imperfect in any way.
We aro now keeping as good an assortment of Trunks as wo formerly did, arid shall keep a full
Stook of I
We will also order from tho Factory any description of Trunks wanted, that wo do not feel
warranted in keeping on hand, if desired, at less than the usual profit charged on fair Goods.
Parasols, all Rinds.
We would respectfully invite the attention of customers to our assortment of Parasols which we ,
think cannot be surpassed either as to style,or price by any one in the trade. lVe have a full as
sortment of colors in each of the styles named below, and also assorted colors in Linings :
Plain Silk Parasols, lined and )anlined cheap ; Beaded Parasols, lined and
unlined; Changeable Parasols, lined or ruffled ; alsoplain, lined-ruffled
and fringed; square and Pannier Parasols, lined and fringed ;
Lace covered Parasols; Childrens' Parasols.
SUN UMBRELLAS, cotton:and gingliatn; also unpin and full boiled Silk,
end in all the deeit-nblo
. .
Handsome Prints, warranted fast colors at 10 cents per yard.
(load wide bleached Muslim. at 11 cents per yard
New styles Percales at 25 eta per yard, sold all the .spring at 44 eta. to 50 cents
; 10110 000. I : otB ::.190..13: mo.. ha • '• 00 to .p. • 1)
The best Bargains in Black Mantilla Silks to be found in this vicinity
Black Alpacas, 60, 58, 821 and 75 cents. Black Alpaca Poplins, 821, 76, 87i ote, and $l,OO,
- the best goods for the money we have over offered.
Lawns;, Figured Swiss and Organdies at very low prices
Thanking tfin people of Tioga County for their very generous patronage in the e past, wo trust
by striot attention to busines3, and selling Goads at a low figure, to merit a continuance of the
Corning, June 9, 1889:
Brown Shirting*,
Striped Shirting*,
Bided Skirtings,
Pillow Case Cottons,
Boys' Kip Boots,
do Stoga do
Youths Kip Boots,
do Stoga do
do Shoes,
Youths do
wc.w nvlaci3.!
hem Things is Arriv
EVERY 0)44 in lovely, and the anger M I ed
depends from a sublime altitatlo.
You Will Please Observe,
that the best natured than in Town having no.
tined the-wants of tho-public, and having boon.
tifully supplied himself with almost cArytking
which this world c n afford to — appease them;
11 owlenevoloritly prt•poes to open the whole be.
fore the pgoplo, and say, to all, old and yrAth g ,
black and * i ll Ito, rich and poor,'
You pay Your Money and you take y our
Don't stand out in the coil exposed to the el.
mows and to the Sting of the neighbors bees,
but pull the latch strirg, it is ulways out in bus
iness hours, Ito.
The largo hearted proprietor, or - his urbane
good natured clerk will conduct you, as it were
through a '
Riled with ravitling delights.
Ist. A GARDEN OF 'SPICES, in which
every thing,Spicy,from a nutmeg to cayenne pep.
per mar bo seen and procured.
2d, A GARDEN OF SWEETS, in which ay.
ery variety of Saccharine delights, both solid and
liquid may be had by the stick, pound or gallon,
and of such flavor and complexion as wili snake
every aching meet tooth in your head fairly
jump with delight. Should you be pomologi.
cully inclined, this humane individual will con.
duct you into a'
GARDEN OF FRUITS, in which almost ev
ery varioty of Insolous things to be sound gath
ered from the rola quarters of the globe, will be
shown to satisfy yeir latgest longings. Oranges
from Cuba, Lemons froth Florida, Prunes from
Turkey, Raisins from Malaga, Currants from the
Grecian Archipelago; Peaches dried and cants.
ed along with a groat variety of Canned Fruits
from the Jerseys; Dates from Syria, and Figs
from A sia Minor. No end to the supply of every
speolis of NCTI3 from 3 Continents.
THE TEA GARDEN will nest command
your attention; the warm decoction of the China
leaf and the Java bean have become almost uni
versal beverages, and if not swallowed too hot or
to strong, the mild stimulants aro esteemed as
eminently promotive, of comfort and sociality.—
What comp my of elderly ladies conld-ever part
in pc co without them? Now your friend the
GAIRDNER, will be most happy to show you
all this. Ile will ask yott politely to look at his
Tea. You are welcome to try every chest and
see if GUN POWDER, Soucbong GREEN,
ityspN, Ac., which flavor you like, but of all
the other styles whose jaw cracking names would
be dangerous to pronounce, COFFEES, in every
style, ditto, ditto, ditto,
. Fuithr,rmore,
Tho beneficent pro rotor of this mammoth es
tablishment—oat ors eer good wit 4 and if you
will believe him for no other motive than your
interest and his, has at vast expense established
at the same place an immense depot of Provis
ions, consisting of
Flour, Pork, Lard, Cod flsli, Wilke Fish,
Meal, Hams, Butter, Trout, Blue Fish,
Halibut, &e.,
All of whir) ho Intends to sell nt n profit, on the
principle or "live and jet live." He generally
propeiee deo to receive in exchange ail the pro.
duets ofi your farm and dairies,and it is::aid eon
fideptilly to the puhlb, (hut he nee er refuse;
], . Cash.
Thu.' at irks bum wretchedly to keep it. So
anxious is he, that he doar peoplo should want
nothing whatever that money can buy of
Wpll4l,oro, Juno hi, 1869
WO (.11.1) Fay to their friends 4rd the public
g6erally, that they are nosA. reveivmg
splendid assortment of summer
Buell ne
also a largo aml ivolLsolocted stock of
ETC,. ETC., rte.
We are able to offer our custoMers the beoefit
of the
in the Now York Market, our Stock having ban
purchaged since the great decline in Goods;
We11.51,0r0, Juno 16, 1869.
Summer is Long a-Coming!
AND sorno peoplo begin to loco faith in the
proviso of seedihno and harvest. In flee:
of this fact
Bullard s Co.,
havo concludod to hurry up the season by t ock
in g (heir shelves and counters with a wisely se•
looted and superior lot of
oomprising a variety of
Bilks, Linens, Hosiery, Gloves, Em
broideries, Poplins, Lawns, Percales,
,1 Piquas, dz..c., eze.,
together with a fine lot a
Dthriesties, Sheetings, Shidings, Sum
mer Clothing, Ladies Shoes, &e,
Wo shall soil as low as anybody, and gho you
good Goods.
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