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VOLUME , XVII.
DIE TINA CET AGITATOR
id puncisnEv. EVERT WEDNESDAY TRN/NO HT
VAN. GELDER & MITCHELL.
Jno. I. Melte!.
P. C. Van fielder.
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Transient adveattsing MUST be paid for In advance.
it Justice Blanks, Constable Blanks, Bps, Judg
aient Notes, blprTlage Cortificates, - &c., OD II rid.
Van Gel4er & Mitchell,
nook, Plain and Dingy Job Printers. All work
promptly and neatly executed.—Jan. 1, 1870.
Smith & Merrick,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law. Insurance;
Bounty and Pension Agency, Office on Main
treet, Wollsboro Pa, opposite Union Block.
1. 1870. W. H. S urn.
Oro. W. MERRICK.
Seeley, Coates & Co.
BANKERS, Knoxville, Tiogn, County, Pa.—
Receive money ou deposit, discount notes,
sod sell drafts, on New York City. Collect
ions promptly mado.--,-Dee. 15, 1.969-1
Sao. W. Adams
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Mansfield, Tioga
county, 'Pa. Collections promptly attended
to. Jan. I, MO.
Jut). I. 311t,c4e11,
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Claim, and In
,,tiranco Agent. Office over Kress' Drag Store,
adjoining Agitator Office, Wellaboro, Pa.
Jan. 1, 1870. •
'Wilson & Niles,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Will attend
promptly to 'business entrusted to their c,are - in
i ...unties of Tioga and Potter. Office on
the avenue. Jan. I, 1870.
F. iLsoN.3 It. Nu.ns.
John W. Guernsey,
Attoruey and Counselor at Law. All business
entrusted to him will be promptly attended to:
Office 2d &tor south of Hazlett' s Hotel, Tioga,
Tioga County, Pa.—Jau: I, 1870.
Wm. B. Smith,
Pension, Bounty and Insuianee Agent. Com
inunieations sent to the above address will re
ceive prompt attention: Terms moderate,
Knoxville, Pa.—Jan. I, IS7O.
-.)t Sept).Our Az Horton,
Attorndys and Counselors at law - , Tioga Pa.
All business ontrqsted to their care will receive
ILISEYIIOI3 - 11 J. C. Iloivroti.
W. D. Terbell /+:, Co.,
Vhotemtle Druggists, and dealers in Wall Paper,
Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass, Perfumery,
Paints, Oils, &e., &o.—Corning, N. Y. Jan. 1 'it).
D. Bacon, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon. Will attend iirtnaptly
to all calls. Olt:con Grafton Street, iu rear
the Moat Murket,,Wellsboro.—Jan. 1, 1870.
1 E. S. Pe"kins, M. D.,
he,peettully announc s to the citizens of East
Charleston and vici ity, that ho would bograto.
tul for their patronage. Jan. I, I 070.
: A. M. Ingham, N. 1).,
hanifeupathist, Office at. his Residunes ,n thu
kientati.—Jaa. 1, 18711.
i:ail.,r. shop lira[ dour nurth of Robert,
Ruidurure *tura. Cutting, Fitting and Re
pairing done promptly and well.--Jan. 1, 1870.
fador and Cutter. Shop opposite Dartt's Car
nage Shop, :Awn St., Avlioru ho is prepared tp
do iork promptly and neat.—...lan. I, ISM
Thomas B. Brydeii,
Surveyor at d Draftsman. Orders
left at his rum, Tow send ilet Vfr
, ellsboro, will meet
with pronipt attentio .—Jan. I, 1870.
It. E. Oulu,
Dealer . in Clocks and Jewelry, Silver and Plated
Ware, Spectacled, VioliaStrings, ,te. Watch
vs and Jewelry 'neatly repaired. Engraving
, luno in plain English and German —Mansfield,
Na., Jan. 1, 1t370.
esttield, Pa , Lino. CLOSE; ProprietJr. A new
Hotel conducted on the irineiple of live and
let live, for the accommodation of the public.
Jan. 1, 1870.
rz.),;.t, County, Pa. tined building attach
ed, and an attentive hostler altcays in attend
ance. tied. W.flazdett, Prop'r.—.tan. 1, 1870.
\ HUN Hotel,
ore;ttield liuroukh,:finga Co , l i ft. E. G. Hill,
Proprietor. A now and eetutn o nous building
.nth all the modern imprevem mts. Within
.I=v drive of the best hunting and fishing
ends ,in N Tthern Penn'a Conveyances
moderate —Jon. 1, Ig7o.
Twga, Pa., E. M. Smith, Proprietor. House in
g.. Hot conflitiotC . :to accommodate the traveling
public in a suporior manner —Jan. Is IS7O.
Deder in Vermont and Italian Mat Me, 'menu
tacturer of Monuments, Tomb Stones, do ,
ner Market and Cadar Sts.. Corning, 17. Al
•itlers promptly Oind neatly , executed. An
drew Van Dyson, Agont.—Jan. 1, 1870.
13 .. MONROE, Proprietor. This hou.so, fd i rmerly
occupied by E. Fellows, is conducted' (tht tem
perance principles. Every accommodation
for man ;JEW beast. Chd'rges reasonable.
March 30, IS7o.—tf.:
We, L• Van llorn, Proptietor, - .Wtllsbaru.
This house i. pleasantly located, and has all
the conveniences for man and boast Charges
moderate,--flay 4, 1870-Iy.
M. M. SFARS, Pnorniwrort
VAT IjERE delicious Ice Cream, French bun.
Y fectionary, all kin'ds of fruits in their
it.ts.m„i nice dish of Tea, Coffee, or Chocolate;
.Iti Oysters in their season—can be had at all
tairs, eerved in the beet style. Next door he
bAl Roberts ,t; Bailey's Hardware Stem, Main
Weniliura, Jan. 1870.
HOWARD -SANITAUY Al 0 ASt
' 4 “CIATION,
tin, Ite f and Curc of tint tfitodoll
on Prim-100f ()retort:oND Plf.tiotithropy.l L
ESSAYS ON Tli F. 1•311:0I19 01 , YOUTH., and the Fed
• 4 • e. ut 'elation to 512,itni ARE MA SOCIAL
Itid for the afflicted zeta tree. iu kVakti
" v ,€ l6 t , e 4 110%VAt 3 D ASt-OCIATICN.
"•O' y. 137,x 1'
PRIZE TROTTING STALLION
JUN Hilt. Dam, Funny 11;•aler, will wake
the sees4o ..f 1870, for f.. limited bomber of
1 ares, at the fsllowitig pirtesi Viz:
W EDNESDAY or BACTOVEF:K AT EILHGAND.
THURSDAY . 0 " " " Osceutili•
he balance of tho time at Wellaboro,. ,Fa.
JUPITER is a dark Buy, 15i li kill.ib high, 01
great speed, beauty, and unequaled powers 01
radurance. The greatpromiso of his cults makes
bit , ' a most desirable Stallion (or those.wishiog
gnoti stock. ?dares from a distance furnished
'lnk good keeping and well cared fur. All nee--
tie is at owner's risks.
erns $4O to insure. '
ity 4, Is7o—tf L. C. BENNETT. .
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45,00 I 60,00 1 106:0-0
GAO VIM &
594 B OAMVAY NEW YORK.
Points of Excellence.
Beauty and Elasticity of Stitch.
Perfection and tiituplicity 01 Machinery.
Using both threads directly from the spools.
No fastening of seams by hand and no -waste
Wide range of application without chango of
The seam retains its beauty and firmness af
ter washing and ironing. -
Bopides doing all kinds of work done by other
Bowing Machines, these Machines exeadto the
most beautiful and permanent Embroidery and
J' - The highest Premiums at all the fairs
and exhibitions of the United States and
Europe, have been awarded the ()rover Baker
Sewing MaChines, and the work done by them,
wherever exhibited in competition.
`The very highest prizo, TIIE CROSS
OF TILE LEGION OF 110D7011, was conferred
on the representative of the Grover 4: Baker
Sowing Machines, at the Exposition Universelle,
Paris, 1817, thus attesting their great superior
ity over all other Sowing Alachines
Jan. 1, 1870-tf.
ew Tobacco Store !
T"U' subscriber has fitted up the Store first
dot r oast Thomas liarden's dry goods store,
for the ifithulnetfire at rule of •
CIGARS, grades), Fancy and Common
SMOKING TOBA C o,Nichigan Fine Cuf
CHEWING, and all kinds of
PLUG POBACCO, PIPES, and thechoi
, ces_t Brand of CIGARS.
27. Call and see fur yourselves.
JOHN W. PURSEL
Wensboro, Jan. 1, 1870—tf.
Tllll undersigned has fitted up the old Fou3-
dry building, near the Brewery, Wellsboro,
and is now prepared to turn out line calf, kip,
cowhide, and harnes;• leather in the hest man
ner. llides tanned on ; hare.. Cash paid for
hides. M A ItTIAL A. DURIF.
Wellsboru, Jan. I sTo.
Welishoro Baker y.
I T J. BURG f N %could sly tt. tL., vitizeils of
to; • wellBboril »n.l vieinity 1 tlifit Ito iv pre
pared to tilpply theln with
PI ES AN D CAKES,
of the be- t qu:dity. We oho E.erce meals to
th 0.03 who wi:h. (ASTE)tS alwoya on hand,
for sale, and verved it a - IS - A
- m.l Call at the old
4 :te%ollB' J. J. BERGIN.
Feb. 9, 1810-Iy,
T 1 GA 1111 . 110 STOIIE
BORDEN' keep., ennstantly on
, hand: Ituro Drugs: and ISledicittes,
s . •;';. -- j' Chemin:de, Paints and Oils, Lamps,
111- Stationssy, ),',1ttl:oo Notions 10.
CIONA CA REP if 1.1.1" COM POUNDED.
It. H, tkORDEN.
Tioga, Jan. 1, IS7ff:—)y.
VOLS. 'SAM 18/0.
T. B. STONE,
(formerly %Vic); ham's Nursery)
AC (HS NURSERY OFFRUIT AND OR
NAMENTAL TREES, IN TIO0A:- •
60,000 Apple Trees,
10,000 Pg i ar Trees.
A gcod supply of PLUM, YEA Cll, CIIERRY
- dndO,ItNAMBNTAL TR IfES A SHRUBBERY
The Fruit trees are composed of the choicest
varieties, good, healthy, some of them. largo and
in bearing. Any one wishing to get,' a supply
will do well to call and see my.stock before per
abasing elsewhere. Art- Delivered at the depot,
Wellsboro, Mansfield, tawrenceville and Moss
burg, free of charge All orders promptly filled.
' Adarcw, T. II STONE,
Tioga, Deo, 8, 1.8159=-Iy*
OILS ANIL' IMBUES,
For thu Million, at
March It. 1876—1 t
House and Lot for Sale
OUTII Tioga county, Pa., with
.to easy 'walking distance of the. churches,
st a te N,rinal School, Svc. llotise in good order,
good size, and convenient. Excellent well and
c i s t e rn water close to the door. Lot contains
about 11 acre, and has a number of choice fruit
trees, grape vines, Svc. A pleasant and desirable
home, and will be sold at a low figure. Address
or inquire of J. N. BIXBY.
Mansfield, l Marelt 23, 1870. tf
_House ! . c , Lot
AGOOD 'louse 'and barn, on a lot of two
acres, trithin ten minutes walk of the
eourt lions°, Wellshoro, is Mitred for sale. In
quire of John I. Mitchell, Etzg.,iVellsboro.
Jan. 25. 1870-tf.
M A NSFIELI)
For sal° , by 'll
rt) ls, IS7o—tf.
'elleney, .l VV. -Cleary, I.l..vernor of
lentlia. illp.ring under n fit pf in
,:.1:3, a A:41,1 of I,,Gbey, baying vetnel the
l'e.t/ Shore. PineC'reel,: and Buffalo
1?a Woad Bill, •
„,,,,1,1 rc l ,crtlullt il.fc•1111 T 1 tritel:ng puh-
I:. it ,p• will i.,.litinite t.. mt. the
Air Line Stage „,
to ala frnit Welkhoro /I Ti. , gsl, connecting
v.ith all palsenger traine,
ii „ re h,, Fe d a rminillir of first class hor•
r at k.l oln i,lgca, no will continue to convey
pitt , ...r.gct. in our I AI.ACE COACIIIi3 , whioh,
e, u,tort an d eoll}l eniei ec , ,peed and sa fety,
a o Lin! , yl - 1):1:1SA on any riffle avert of New York.
Throng $ Otro.sl 50. Way etations in propor
tion. Always halt when flagged
F. D. ItUNNELL 4 CO.
April 13,1870. tf
rip bubseriber has for sale :
1 pure blooded Alderney Bull, 3 years old
1 grade Alderney Bull, 1 year old.
1 pure blooded Devon Bull, 3 years old.
Also Chester white pigs, prices reasonable.
L. C. BENNET.. •
Welltbox, May 11,1870. 3t
WM. 11. ARMSTRONG. SAMUEL LINN,
Armstrong & Linn, .
WILLIAMSPORT, PENN'A. '•
Aug. 4,10971 y:
GOLD OR SILVER CLOCKS, JEWEL•
RY, GOLD CHAINS, KEYS, RINGS, :
PINS, PENCILS, CASES, GOLD &
STEEL PENS, THIMBLES,
_ SPOONS, RAZORS, PLA
TED WARE, ,
With most other articles usually kept in such
establishment, which is sold low for
Repairing done neatly, and promptly, and on
short rtoFicr• A. FOLEY.
January b, 1870-Iy.
TTHEuntlersigned is now prepared to exe
cute all orders for Tomb Stones and Monu
ments of either
ITALIAN OR RUTLAND MARBLE,
of 'thehttest style and approved workmanship
and with dispit i ch.
lie keeps constantly on band both kinds of
Marble and will be able to suit all wbe'may fa
vor him with their orders, on as reasonable terms
as can ho obtained in the country
HARKNESS & RILEY,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS
Over IVitson (t;• Van Vall:cnhur ti 'm Stnre,in the
rooinlatcly occupied 10 Pen]. SPeley.
BOOTS AND SHOES of all kinds made to
ordor and in the host manner.
11 , EPAIRINO of all kinds dono promptlyand
good. Give us actin.
NOTCCE is hereby given that the Administra
tors and Guardian named below have Ned
their iwootinte in the Register's Office for Tioga
county, and that the said accounts will ho
presented to the Orphans' Court for said county,
at a session of said Court to be held at Wellsbo
ro, on Monday, the 3011 f day of May next, at 2
o'clock P. M., for confirmation and allowanoo:
Administration account of the estate of Theo
durous Larrison,lateof Jackson township,dec'd,
filed by John W. Guernsey and Benj. Wells, Ad
ministrators of 0. B. Wells, deceased, who was
tho Administrator of said estate.
Administration account of the estate of Mary
etto A. Rose, late of Rutland township, decenved,
filed by Daniel G. Stevens, Administrator of
Ezra I. Stevens, deceased, who was the Admin
istrator of said estate.
Account of Daniel G. Stevens. Administrator
of the os i tate of Ezra I. Stevens, late of Middle
bury township, deceased.
Account of Caleb 8. (1 raves, Administrator of
the estate of Ira Graves, late of Covington town.
Account of John B. Van Name, Guardian of
Grace Then Van Name, Henry M. Van Name
and Herbert C. Van Name, minor children of
Charles Van Name, late of Tioga, deceased.
D. L. DEANE, Register.
Weßebore, May 4, 1870.
TIOGA CO. COURT PROCLAMA
TION. W hereas, the lion. Robert G. White
President Judge for the 4th Judicial District
of Pennsylvania, and E. T. neatly and C. F.
Veil, lisq's, Associate Judges in Tioga County,
have issued their precept, bearing date the 4th
day of April. 1370, and to me directed, for the
holding of Orphan's Court, Court of Common
Pleas, General Quarter Sessions and Oyer and
Terminer, at Wellaboro, for the County of Tioga,
nn the sth Monday of May (being the 80th day,)
187(1, and to continuo two weeks.
Notice is therefore hereby given, to the Coro
ner, Justices of the Peace, and Constables in and
for the county of Tioga; to appear in their own
proper persons, with their records, inquisitions,
examinations and remembrances, to do those
things which of their offices and in their behalf
appertain to ho done, and all witnesses And oth
er persons prosecuting in behalf of the Common
wealth against any person or persons, are re—
quired to be then and there attending, and not
to depart at their peril. Jurors aro requested to
.be punetual in their attendance nt the appointed
time, agreeably to notice.
Given under my hand and seal nt the Sheriff's
NV. O. (CRESS
Office, in Wellsboro, the 4th day of May in
the year of our Lord ono thousand. ight hundced
and seventy. J. B. POTTFIIt, Sheriff.
HARPER'S MAGAZINE, HARPER'S WEEKLY, and
HARPER'S BAZAR, to ono address, for one year,
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Weekly, or Bazar, will be supplied_ gratis for
every'Club, of Fiye Subscribers at $4 00 each, in
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out extra copy.,
HArts'En's MAGAZINE contains nearly Double
the Amount of Matter furnished in the
The Atlantic, Putnam, or Lippincot. • rt exceeds
in about the satne*atio any English Magazine
of the same genorttl class:
A New Story, splendidly Illustrated; by Wilkie
Collins (Author of "Tha Woman in White," "Nd
Name." "Armadale," and "The Moonstone"),
will be commenced in Ilarper's Weekly in
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to - Harper's Periodicals will much oblige the
Ptiblishers by sending in their Names as early as
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milddress HARPER & BROTHERS, Now York.
New York, Oct. 15, WM.
Tioga High School.
Academic and. Commercial Courses.
pub' third term will coulmonce April Bd, 1570.
Thorough instruction, Terms liberal. Phi.
losophic apparatus. i t
Tuition a half term strictly in advance. For
full particulars call on or address
House and Lot for Sale.
THE subscriber offers for sale his house
II and lot on Main Street, opposite Dartt's
agon Shop. Enquire on the promises of
March 30,10-6 m. JOHN ETHER.
who has long been ostab
fished, in the Jewelry busi
ness in , Wellsboro, has al
ways` lon pale, various
kinds and prices of
SEWINC MA CHINES,
&c., &c„ ez.c
C A S 11.
Tioga Narble Works,
Wellsboro, Jan. 1,1570.-1 S•
' TERMS FOR 1870.
HARRER ° B MARAZINE, One Year $4 00
HARPER'S WEEKLY, One Year 400
HARPER'S BAZAR, 0110 Year 4 00
M. BEELES, Prin').
March 23,187 n. tf Tibga, Pa
rrom the Daily Gazette and Bulletin.
Description of the Largest Establish
ment in!Northern Pennsylvania.
MAGNIFICENT EMPORIUM OF FASHION.
In describing some of the - elegant
stores of Williamsport, we have taken
occasion to say, thatit can boast of finer,
more extensive and well arranged es
tablishments of that kind, than many
larger cities. NVe believe it is pretty
generally conceded that our enterpris
ing city takes the lead in this respect,
outside of Philadelphia or Pittsburg.
The very feet that such large and ele
gant business houses are found here,
and all doing a profitable trade, is'con
elusive evidence that the people appre
ciate the enterprise and liberality of
their founders, and take a lively inter
est in encouraging and fostering home
trade, by making it a point to patron ire
their own dealers.
It is admitted, we believe, that Wil
liamsport has the most extensive dry
goods store in the entire range of Nor
thern Pennsylvania. In saying this,
we have reference to the house of Math
ewson & Co., at No. 39, West Third st.,
directly facing the Court House: - In
order to satisfy the reader that we do
not exaggerate, in making this asser
tion, we propose to describe the business
as clearly as possible. We commence
The building, which is owned by the
firm, is a subst - antial brick structure,
four stories in height, including the
basement, and is -one of the most ele-.
gant in the city. It is 130 feat in depth,
and 30 feet in width. In designing it,
the architect made it a point to com
bine convenience with elegance: In
this he succeeded in an erninentilourpia.
as there seems to be nothing lacking to
please the eye or to add to its appear
ance ; it is light and airy, and therefore
well adapted to the immense business
transacted within its walls. The from,'
windows are very large, fitted with hed
vy plate glass, thereby affording a fine
opportunity for an attractive display of
rich goods ; and they are always well
filled with the finest specimens that the
market affords. .
Internally, everything from basement
to attic, is finished in the neatest, as
well as most perfect manner, neither
pains nor expense Laving been spared
ie making it complete in every respect,
se that it is really a model of architec
tural taste and elegance, far surpassing
any other business house in this part of
The en ti re building is occupied by the
firm in the transaction of their_heavy
and constantly increasing buSiness ;
and in order to give a more comprehen
sive idea to our distant readers of what
i$ done within its walls, we will com
mence with the dry goods department,
on the. first floor, which is the first room
entered from the street.
On entering, it will be observed that
order and system are the leading fea
tures to begin with. This is imperative
to facilitate the transaction of business,
and meet"the wants of the crowds of
customers who constantly flock to this
emporium of trade. Without such sys
tematic arrangement, nothing could be
done properly, and inextricable confu
sion would be the result.
The method of doing business is based
upon a plan that will, to some persons,
seem novel'; but practical experience
has demonstrated it to be expeditions
and satisfactory to both proprietors and
Goods are classified and divided into
departments, which are designated by
a letter of the alphabet. These depart
ments are subdivided into sections. In
order to elucidate the system the more
clearly, we will commence with
Here may be found all kinds of laces,
embracing the most elegant and beauti
ful from both France and Belgium,
worked by fairy-like fingers. Hand
some embroideries and fine white goods,
in endl6ss variety, also form an interest
ing feature. Then there are gloves and
hosiery of all styles, qualities and pri
ces; fine linens, from the land of the
shamrock so green—where a cry for lib
erty still ascends to heaven.
Dress goods are found in•this depart
ment. Elegant silks, plain and figured,
from the looms of the East—the hir-off
lands of the Celestials, arid of the JaP
,anese. Prints, of the hest American,
as well as foreign manufacture, are kept
here in great variety.
This is one of the most interesting de
partments in the entire store. In it are
found ladies' coats of all styles and pri
ces, shaWls, lace curtains,
, mantles, lace
counterpanes, ;woolen table covers, par
asols, straw goods, and other things
which we will not attempt to enume
rate, and which the sterner sex, in these
days of reform, have no bush - less to
know anything about.
We have now gone through the en
tire length of the room on the left; we
will return and look 'for another class
,this department we find a fine va
riekof furnishing goods for gentlemen,
einlAilcing everything in that line; also
cloths and cassimeres, from• the cheap
est to the very finest that the market
will, produce, both domestic and foreign.
ivno , LL 'Epic
market,•to market, we'll run :
Cowie, Rover and join in the fun,
This boy on my back moot be Bold;
Who'll buy him, who'll buy him for gold?
Of my life he's the plague and'the
That little bright rogue of a boy!
Ho frightens mb ten times a day
With his mischief, his noise, and his play
Twenty bumps you may count on his head ;
And often I've thought ho was dead.
ll'o climbs all' the fences and trees;_
He tries to reach all that ho sees.
Last weekho strayed off from' our ground;
And where do ybh think ho' as found ?
In the pig-stye bear by, on a log,
And trying to stir up a hog.
From Tier nest ho drove off the white hen ;
chased 1 the poor turkey; and then
My pail of fresh milk he upset,
Ohl out of all patience I get.
To market, to market,",we'll run :
Como, Rover, and join( in tbo, fun,
This boy mast be eoldl right away:
yrbat are you willing to pay ?
r•Escm trioN OP THE EUILDINO
THE DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1870.
Vesting: * kinds are also found
here. Then there a 'nestle, bleach
ed and brown muelins, of all widths
and prices; from the best manufactories
in tho - world. Immense quantities of
tlieso staple goods are sold froni day' to_
dity in thiA department; and we have
heard it said that great bargains are
made by those purchasing here.
EMPLOY.RES IN TIM ROOM, AND THEIRI
Ot; this floor there is one cashier,
three bookkeepers, fourteen salesmen,
and five cheek boys.
The mode of dqing business is as fol
lows : Each salesman is furnished with
a large book, in which every other page
has the name of " Mathewson
printed at the head. On making a sale
of goods, an itemized bill is madein the
book with a pencil, on transfer paper,
which duplicates it on both pages. The
l e af with the printed heading id then
torn out, a check boy called, who car
ries the goods, :the money 'and the bill
to tho cashiei's desk, when they are
handed to a clerk, whose duty it is to
tie lip the packages. The cashier then
calls off the items, and ho notes that
they are, all there, when the bill is
stamped with the day of the month,
passed over to the tyer, who, in the twin
kling of an eye, encloses it in the pack
age, hands it to the boy, who, with the
change, returns it to the salesman, who
gives it to the customer. By this sys
tem, every purchaser is furnished with
a bill bearing the official stamp of-the
firm, so that it can be referred to at lei
sure and seen that everything is cor
rect, and the salesman has a copy of fit
in his book also. It matters not whe
ther, the purchase is a spool of cotton
or one hundred different items, the bill
is made and placed in the package when
it is done up. This, besides affording
an opportunity to correct errors, is al
ways very satisfactory to buyers.
If a customer . purchase and pay for a
bill of goods, and wish to leave it in the
store till called for, it is checked like
railroad baggage, and the check handed
to him. When this is done, the firm
becomes responsible for the package.•
On rainy days, a boy stands at the
do& to take charge of and check um
brellas, thereby relieving visitors of the
trouble of carrying them around. This
is a great convenience.
To tie up the packages of goods in a
neat and expeditious manner, is quite
an art, only acquired by long practice.
One young man attends to it exclusive
ly; and when the store is ,crowded, it
will readily be imagined that he has to
exert himself with great dexterity, to
prevent the packages accumulating on
his table." Yet he peforms his task
with apparent ease, seldoin dc s taininga
check boy more than a few minutes.—
It is quite amusing to witness the rapid
ity with which he handles goods, when
two or three hundred people are in the
store making purchases.
'Ascending a broad flight of stairs, we
are ht ode,d,o,n.the.,s?Qoad story„aniken,-
thr the carpet department. kterewe
find a Magnificent array of the mostvel
ehant carpets it is possible to think! of.
The stock consists of Axminster, iqou
quet, English, Tapestry and Brut4els,
besides all the other varieties usually
found in the market. There lire never
less than two hundred pieces to be found
in the selection at one time.
" Straw mattings, oil cloths, curtains
'and fixtures,looking glasses, umbrellas,
(h ats and caps are also found here. They
are so arranged on the shelves in boxes,
*hich open and close, that they can all
"be displayed before the customer, there
by affording t 4 opportunity lo make
'selections without consuming much
DEPA RTM ENT 11.-1100 TS AND SHOES.
Adjoining the carpet department, we
find the boots and shoes. A large trade,
both wholesale and retail, is done here.
Dealing in fine work, from Burt's well
known establishment in New York, is
a specialty. Both ladies and gentle
men's trunks, valises and fine traveling
bags, 'are found in this branch. The
stock on hand is always large, so that
little or no difficulty is ever experienced
in making 4 selection. In boots and
shoes, we lertin, fine bargains are offer
ed the public.
In the rear of this kreat room is a
cutting and tailoring department, where
all kinds of garments, including ladies'
cloaks, are cut and made to order, by
'competent workmen. in the room be
loW you select the cloth for a suit of
clothes, go up to the cutter, where yqu
are measured, and in a few days you
are fitted out in elegant style. This is
one of the great features of this wonder
ful establishment. •
On the second story, embracing the
carpet, hat and cap, boot and shoe, and
tailoring departments, we find t 3 ix sales
men kind three check boys. 1
On the third story, a numberof sleep
ing rooms, well furnished and carpeted,
are provided for such -gentlemen em
ployed in the building as choose to oc
cupy them. They have a bath room, a
large reading room, handsomely car
peted and furnished. It is also intend
ed to provide a library of choice books.
These rooms are kept in order by an at
tendant. Gentlemen occitpying them
are charged the bare cost of keeping
them in order.
In the ball leading to the parlor is a
large hell, which is struck seven times
in the morning, by the watchman, to
call the clerks Ito prepare for their daily
The rules and regulatioyw forithe gov
ernment of this great eVtablishment,
are necessarily strict and rigidly en
forced. When the hour arrives for clo
sing file store, the clerks must drop their
curtains at once and retire from the
room. The .porters come on immedi
ately to sweep and clean up. When
they are through, the watchman takes
charge and locks the doois. , '
A hose extends from the water pipes
below to the third story, and fire buck
ets, filled With water, are kept at differ
ent points, ready for immediate use, in
ease fire should breal out in any part of
The entire basement, which is 130 by
30 feet, is used for d the grocery depart
ment. Here we find full lines of staple
and frcy groceries, including wooden
anti Ivillow ware, house furnishing
goods, tin and japan ware. Trade is
not wholly confined to the retail busi
ness—wholesaling is one of their great
specialties. There are few, if any, lar
ger grocery establishments than this! in
TYING THE PACKAGES
SLEEPING AND READING R'IOOM.S.
HOW ORDERS ARE SOLICITED.
There is a novel feature connected
with this branch, which is as follows:
One clerk is .detailed to receive orders
for groceries from families'. Ho visits
their houses, ascertains their wants,
notes the order in his book, - leaves it at
the store, where-the-goods are put up,
promptly delivered, and the col
lected. This plan is found to work
well, as it saves much time and trouble
on the part of the purchaser.
In this department there are six sales- '
men, three check boys, and two porters.
Al&goods are received and delivered
from the rear of the building. Two wa
gons are kept constantly running to de
liver goods throughout the city. Deliv
eries aro also made in Newberry every
Tuesday and Friday of each week. •
In the rear of the main building is, a
large warehouse, where heavy goods are
kept on Storage. It is also provided
with a large shed, where 'customers
from the country find conveniences for
safely hitching their horses. ' s
On market days, which occur Wed
nesday and Saturday, the crowds visit
ing every department of the store are
very large, so great in fact that the
clerics find it impossible to leave for din
ner. In order to expedite business, a
!lunch room is prepared, where lunch is
!served for the employees by Mr. John
'Francis, the well known caterer on
Market street. This lunch is furnished
by the proprietors free to their" employ
All bo#es and packages of new goods
are delivpred at the rear door, where the
receivin& clerk takes charge of them,
has them opened and the goods careful
ly compared with the invoices, when
- dley are sent to the clerks in the respec
tive departments throughout the store,
who place them on the shelves ready
for sale. •
Tho total number of employees in
this Immense establishment are reca
pitulated as follows:
Cashier . — .
A very largo number, the reader will
naturally conclude, for a store in Wil
liamsport ; yet there are times - when
this force is scarcely able to wait upon
all the customers, and many of them
have to remain sitting for a few min
utes, till their turn comes to be waited
It is well worth the while of any per
son whey nay he in the oily to visit this
great store, and see the constant stream
of customers as they are arriving and
departing al, all hours, and notice the
extr/nordinary rapidity with which bu
siness is transacted. Everything moves
with the precision of clock work—each
employee has his partienlaq duty as
sgned him, and no confusion pnstles.--L.
This is owing to the systln which
Ls heen adopted and strictly adhered
to. Their sales are nniformlyi
have frtirn- ycarito year.
The sales of the present year exceed.
those of any previous year, very much.
The principle of large sales and small
profits is here fully realized ; the amount
of sales being so large, that a rate of
profits that is sufficient in a business of
this magnitude, are wholly insufficient
in a small business. It . is to this prin
ciple that we attribute the continued
success and increasing sales of this
house. : This, together with the addi
tiOnal advantages derived from large
purchases, is the true secret of their
..People soon find out where bargains
are to be obtained—hence the immense
crowds constantly found thronging this
store. It is really interesting to look
into this establishment any fine day,
and we advise the reader to avail him
self of the privilege.
ii.ol%"l'o COOK . DRIED BEEF.—The
good qualities of dried beef as an article
of food for the family are not fully ap
preciated. hi point of excellence, it is
one of the nicest articles, when proper
ly prepaired, that we have in our store
room. It is one of the most economical
articles of food ; quite a small quantity
of dried beef, shaved very fine, and
cooked with a nice gravy, will serve
for meat for a family at very small ex
pense. Then it is so convenient to have ;
always ready ; always acceptable. To
people who live convenient to market
it is not of so much importance; but to
us, who live at a distance from,towns,
dried beef is one of the necesSary ar
ticies in our bill of fare. - We frequently
entertain guests at our table who never
have seen dried beef served other than
a relish for bread and butter; shaved
and eaten without cooking. There are
several methods of cooking it. Some
prefer it cooked with a gravy of water,
seasonetP,with butter, thickened with
flour, anti perhaps, eggs broken in while
cooking.: Others cook it with crumbs
of sausage, frying the sausage first, then
adding the beef with water and thick
ening with flour. It is also very good
cooked with a little sweet milk - and
sweet cream, the_gravy being thickened
with flour; alldw it to boil once; that
is all theooking it requires. dish
of dried lkef, properly cooked, served
toast, baked potatoes, and boiled eggs,
is a very nice provision for breakfast Or
a dinner prepared in haste. We prefer
to cure our own beef, as that bought is
apt to be too salt. i.find that, if too
salt, it can be remedied by soaking af,
ter cutting and beforl7 , cooking; and
adding a little white sugar while cook
ing, to restore the sweetness lost by
soaking.. Sugar-eured heNf is much
nicer than that cured with salt alone.
I put mine into a swEest brine, such as
is used for pork hams.4l4gricuiturist.
A FAMILY Surron.—A very pretty
Oakland girl, not over eighteen years of
age, brought a suit for breach of prom
ise against a young merchant, who had
changed his mind and taken a richer
The trial came on, and the girl's mo•
flier, a fat, ied faced old dame, was Ares-'
ent in the har, to give moral effect to
the recital of her daughter's wrongs.
The counsel for the plaintiff, in sum
ming up, descanted at length and with
moving pathos' upon " the enormity of
the defendant's guilt in creeping into
the bosom of this family" (here the old
lady pinned her shaw.lcloser) " and de
ceiving and disappointing this fair girl!"
Here the venerable mother could con
tain herself no longer, but with gush
ing tears exclaimed':
" He deceived us all, gentlemen I Me
and all the rest—me and all' the rest!"
The effect was magical, but not just
what the old lady e : pected.—Harper.
g'or tho Agitator.} •
Cast thy Bread upon the Waters, and
it Shall Return after Many Days."
Mr. Jonathan Wheaton closed the
large family Bible, with quite a bang,
and placed it . in a conspicuous place up
on the table. Returning to his high
backed rocking chair, with a self-satis
'ettai le sat down to take his morn
ing nap; firs s 'lig that his feet were
comfortably placed in the chair before
him, and that his bright red silk hand
kerchief was thrown over his head and
face, completely hiding from view the
large Roman nose anti deep set gray
" Jonathan ;" and the timid voice of
his meek faced wife, from her corner
near the window, caineyluttering to his
ear ; " Jonathan,l think that is a beau
tiful passage of scripture, don't yon?
think it is a teaching that all christians
should try and follow; for it is better
to give than to receive." And after
this bit ofi i advice to all christians, her
self included, Mrs. Jonathan Wheaton
resumed her needle-work in silence.
" My dear ;" here Mr. Wheaton lifted
up carefully the corner of the handker
chief oVer ihls face, and peering cau
tiously from under it, looked through
the window, up the bard beaten road,
which wqund over the hill, anti then at
the path :leading from the gate to the
kitchen door, making sure that there
was not any visible beggar in sight,. or
any likelihood of there being, and con
tinued, in his most patronizing tone,
"my dear,- though you , are • entirely
wrong in a great many of your vie*p,
I am happy to say, that in this one 3 du
are exactly' right!"
The woman in the corner looked up
in, great surprise, as the last two words
fell upon her ear; for, although she had
been Mr. Wheaton's wife for over twen
ty, years, this was the first time he had
ever acknowledged that her ideas or
opinions were ever exactly right.
From under his red silk handkerchief,
his gray eyes caught her look,'and in a
tone, Which said as plainly as words,
that he was conferring a great feivor
so saying, he resumed :
" Yes, although scarcely ever right in
your opinion, in this one I must say
you are correct, : for it is certainly better
to—" Before NYentuilng on the next
word, he took another look upl,the road,
to see that no one was coming? but dis
covered a dubious looking figure coming
slowly down the hill. " Mrs. 'SVheaton,
who is this deploralile looking fellow
coming <mn the 'road ? hope he isn't
one of those detestable beggars, who
half of the time are impostors."
" Why . " said his wife, '1 that's old
Mr. Gates He certainly s a very queer
\Vho ever know that he
is the richest man ardund here? He
always wears an old ton coat. I wish
for once he'd try to fix up a little bet
" Rachacl do you not think it wick
ed to wish for fashionable dress? Mr.
Gates's coat is good enough, hen there
are so many poor mortals in ,the world
suffering for food." Mr. Wheatou!s
tones were stern and reprovikt.
" I suppose it is, Jonath4n." And
the meek look came back to her face,
which had for a few moments been cov-
Pred . With a " worldly flush." Mrs.
Wheaton went back to her corner, and
S,at down in silence, while Mr. Wheaton
sank back in his chair, fefling very
comfortable that thp man whim bestir).
posed a beggar had; after all, turned out
to be the rich Mr. Gates; and in his
heart he most fervently blessed the old
man,' with the : torn coal, trudging so
quietly down the road ; for that' happy
man could pass the house twenty times
a day, if he, chose, without taking a
cent froni Mr. Wlteaton's pocketbook.-
Rap, rap, rfip. Mr. Wheaton almost
groaned, as he went io the door.
ly there was nothing prepossessing in
the figure that stood before him. The
tlottelied hat . came over his face, com
pletely hiding the features of the man,
and his clothes showed that even pov
erty had not dealt 'kindly with him.
" Sir," and the voice waslow and fal
tering, " can I stay.here until to-mor
row ? I any very tired and sick. Com
ing along the road - I met a man, and he
told me to come to this house, for he
knew I could stay.",
" What was the man's name?"
" Smith— no, I think it was Jones.
Yes, Jones, sir."
" Just, for all the world like Brother
Jones, to shirk out of giving to this
beggar, by sending :him to ine," mut
tered Mr. Wharton to himself, spite
" Did you say I could stay," said the
man, " I feel too sick to goon further."
ViSions of large doctor bills floated be
fore Mr. Wharton, and he answered
hastily : •
" Ha.v'nt any room, sir—havn't any
room ; but here is a quarter, and you
can go down to the villago hotel; and,
seeing you are a - poor : . man, I guess
they'll let you stay there for that!"
Out sif his well tilled pocketbook, Mr.
Wheaton drew the thM two-shilling
piece, and handingiit to the man, with
out further ceremony shut the door.
"My dear,"l i said Mr. W., is he and
his wife sat in the cosy lit le sitting
room that evening, "I was about to
say, when I called your a tention to
Mr. Gates this morning, that it is far
bettei• to give than to reeeive.P
A slight smile crept around the cor
ners of Mrs. Wheaton's mouth; but
w:hat she thought about the matter, this
time, she kept to herself. Rose.
Speech of Hon. Galusha A Grow
The colored citizens of Philadelphia
celebrated the ratification of the Fif
teenth Amendment on the 26'tN
by a grand parade, the procession hay
ing at least six thousand men in line,
concluding with a meeting in HorticUl
tural Hall. Amongst the speakers was
Hon. G. A. Grow, who spoke the fol
lowing eloquent words :
SPEECH OF MR. GROW:
FELLOW CITIZENS : We meet to cel
ebrate one of those events in the life of
nations which mark the eras of history
and the cycles of civilization. On the
4th day °Willy, 1776, almost froin;'this
very spots fifty six, bold men, represen
ting an embryo nationality, declared as
fundamental political truths, that "All
men are created equal, endowed with
the nuilientibre rights of life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness; and that
governments derive their just powers
from the consent of the governed." A
declaration that startled the conserva
tism of the ages and toppled the thrones
of the world; fer to that hour mankind
had . been regarded as composed of two
classes—one born to rule, the other to
be ruled ; the one possessing all right§ "
lathe State, the other having no rights
or privileges save such as Were CM
ferred by the ruling classes.
The Declaration of our fathers was
the first gun in the war of ideas which
was to be . unceasingly waged for the
next century. The boom of cannon on
the plains of Lexington shook a conti
nent and bore an obscure militia colt;
onel from shades of Mount Vernon to
the highest Piniaaclei of earthly glory,
while it called Stark from his granite
hills, Putnam from his plow and Green
froth his blacksmith forge, to immor
tal fame. The'sun sets on the field -of
Yorktown, and the first great epoch in
the life of the Republic is passed.
But the hosanas to liberty are echoed
in the wit of the bondman. For a
century more, the clank of his chain
grates on the ear of humanity, and jus'
tice weeps over his wrongs. t The iron
hail beating on the walls' of Sumpter
again shakes a continent, and the pris- ,
on doors of the house of bondage are
sundered forever ; .and the martyr Pres
ident seals in his blood the emancipa- I
tion of a race, and grasping four mill
ions of broken chains ascends from
earth to Heaven.
The'second greitt epoch in Or history
is passed, and we meet on this occasion
to commemorate the, third. , The ideas
that made the fathers the fanatics of
their day have been incorporated into
the organic law, and are stamped in
indellible characters upon the Pillars of
the Republic. The Goddess of Liberty
can now rear her altars _without shud
dering-at the clank of the chain riveted
by her professed votaries. ' Henceforth
the land of Washington is the home of
?he emigrant and the 'asylum of the •
exile of very clime and all races of
men. We stand on the, Line that di
vides the old from the new ; the dis
pensation of hate, opprespion and
wrong, froM that of liberty and right.
Not a score of years gone by, and along
the broad avenue of the nation's capi
tal in full view of the nation's chosen
representatives, are marched, under the
spur of the task-master's lash, chained
gangs of men, women and children, to
be transported to the auction blodk,
where merchandise is madeof the souls
and bodies of men. To day,.the sun in
his course across the continent; from
ocean to oceab, Igo longer rises on a
master of sets upon a slave. Mightiest
revolution in the annals of recorded
time! Yet, if possible, mightier still
the hand that-then wore the manacle
of hupan bondage now hold's a free
man's ballo . t ; and the slave of the by
, gone now Fits in the places of pq . ver
once occupied by hii master. Haman
hangs on the gibbet erected for Morde
cai. The slaveholders of the Republic,
in order to perpetuate human bondage,
organized a conspiracy, wicked in de
sign and cruel in execution, ler the
overthrow of lib6rty, and the deStrue
don of the most benign Government
on the face of the earth.
Thus, by flick crimes of the master
against liberty and the rights of man,
slavery receives its death wound, and
dies in the midst of its votaries. Hence- ,
forth, wherever on the earth's broad
surface Wroniis done to ' bleeding hu
man ity; every',A meeican heart will Inlet
in sympathy ; and if powerless to do
aught else; will drop a tear on the sad
fate of the oppressed. ,
Our joy at the consummation of this
great result, is saddened only in recall
ing the sacrifices through which it has
been wrought. Five hundred thousand
hero-martyrs sleep in carlY graves. An
equal number of weeping widows and
orphans drop the tear over their hal
lowed dust, where will rest the benison
of the great and the good of all coming
time. Two hundred thousand of your
race wore the - uniform and kept step to
the music of the Union. Thirty thou
sand of -them sleep in soldiers' graveS.
They fell battling rpr the lifo u gf a coup-
try from which they never received
aught save stripes and bonds., Griev
ously the nation sinned—generously it
'has atoned. God so ordained inthe ret
,ributions of His Providence, that- for
Ithe sighs and tears wrung, from the
[bondman through ages Of- sorrow, Be
'exacted the sighs and tears of a nation
mourning its unreturning brave. The
wealth coined in the sweat of the labor
er's unrequited toil, he scattered to the
winds, in tile havoc and devastation.cif
war. Will the republic learn from thig
terrible visit'ation of anguish and woe;
that the only sure foundation for social
peace , and 'national perpetuity, is ,in
equal and Just laws, administered alike
for the protection -of every citizen !
"Our country claims our fealty. Igrant
it so ;—but then before man made us
citizens, great nature made us men : —
He's true to God who's true to rdan ;
-and wherein wrong is done to the hitm
blest or the feeblest 'neath the al4e
holding sun,-that wrong is al 'o done to,
us;—and they are slaves, ost base,
whose love of right is for themse&es,
and not all the race." , .1 ' ,
Nations live by the piractice of justice
—and they die by injusric r e and wrong.
We are told by theorists on the rise and
fall of empires, that nations once great
and powerful hate crumbled to decay,
by reason of the extent of their territo
ry or vastness of their populationt No
nation ever yet died, or ever will, no
matter what the extent of its territory
o how vast its population', if governed
by just laws, and imbued with a hu
manity as broad as the race. Any na
tion will die, and deserves to, that in
corporates into its institutions, its cus
toms, or its laws, :a barbarism that
blunts the sense of justie and chills
the humanity of its rile. National
disasters are not the g••owth of a ,day,
but the fruit of long years of injustice
and wrong. Every sigh wrung 'from
crushed humanity, by organized wrong,
ascends on the prayers of the victim to
the throne of Eternal Justice, and soon
er or later conies back bitter retribution
on the head of the wrong-doer. If the
rulers and law ma kei s of a people fail
to profit by such lessons—then, in the
Providences of Uod, Pharaoh-like, they
must be taught by multiplied woes. A
nation whose people shall practice the
great precept first proclaimed on the_
seashore and along the hillsides of Ju
dea—" Whatsoever yiti would that oth
ers should do to you, go ye even so to
them"—will live forever!
Fellow citizens, called by theorganic
law of the country to the discharge of
new duties and responsibilities, remem
ber that your rights Hutt the future of
the republic are securennly in the secu
rity of the rights of all men. I trust
you will prove, by the sobriety of your
lives and' the wisdom with you exercise
your new-gained rights and privileges,
that it Is as safe to trust you with the
ballot in peace as it was the bayonep in