The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, December 07, 1870, Image 2

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    This gives the city the appearance of
,age, and,also makes it appear_ like the
•cites East. Rockford is surrounded by
one of the best rimming districts of the
State. - The farms are well cultivated,
and have good buildings upon theme-
The farms are worth more, perliaos,
than in Tiogn county, acre for acre--
Like all the other pieces in this State,
the people have not* lost sight of the
education of their children. This is an
admirable feature in their system of
governmeet. I visited cattier the schools
in 116e1(ford, and was highly pleased
with the way it teas conducted. They
are i all on the graded systein, and the
best of 'order is maintained by each tO
cher; Tkese schools speak loudly for
the Stt‘te: of Illinois.
After spending a (lay and a half in
Rockford, I left for Chicago, which is
said to contain nearly one-third, of a
million of people,. It claims to have at
- least :300;000 . souls—almost a third as
many as Now York ; and yet, -10 years
ago Chi9ago .WaS a Mali village. But
being one of the greatest railroad cen
ters iii the world, beside having a large
business on the lakes, it, harm become
what it. is—the " busy lice" of the Ila-
Lion. it is no-drone among the great
(ilies of tlw republic. Its pt-ople not
only pass Under Ihe liver in their great
rush of business, but over it, as well as
sai) Iu ships propelled by the wind or
forced tee the powe'r of steam—nod per
haps direetly over your head, at - the
very time you Loy passing to or from
your difily toil. walked ' tinder the
river, and at the ante Bine (bete were
the clatter of horses' feet, and the rattle
of carriage wheels constantly sounding
Or my ears, as I walked under ground
from one side of the river to the other.
Of course we did net have the light of
the sun, or moon; a l we passed along
under the sluggish waters of the -111i
nois—but we had the light of ga 8,
which was far better. There is a large
amount of gas itt Chicago, as there is
in all large places of businesi- It-seems
to lie
,neeessary in the daily transac
tions Of the place: Yon could not walk
under tin; river without it., and most all
salesmen think i t. neceltsar,y arti
etc in selling their ( commodities. 1 It is
very lavishly used everywhere in the
day time as %veil as in the night. It
seems as free as Water.
This reminds ow of 11w visit I made
to Lhe lake, Where the city gej.s its sup
ply of water. This magnitient work
I-4 proof that the city is capable of any
thing within the possibilities. IL can
tunnel under its ri verand lake, and use
the latter for the comfort and conveni
ence of every family-, it can sink a
shaft in the middle of the lake, and
make a large water course under the
natural basin, from which twitunip the
large ,sappy of Water needed for its
300,00 t ,) inhabitants. This is the great
I(ixtiry the peopki are enjoyiug to-day.
Ihicago is supplied with [lw best water
Lake 'Michigan eau! allbrd. A nil you
will fl i nt! It in the upper stories c as, well
an in the cellars; indeed wherever the
( occupant, desiresi to have it.
Thewiwk at the lake iS difficult to
describe. The building for the engines,
w MOO° tile pumping and forcing' of
the water into the pipes, - which run
through the idly like so many veins iu
the human sYstem, is large and coin
modiotts, and as firmly built. as'stene
-snot the art of masonry eats make it.—
In th 4 building there ate one double
engine mid twit. single eves, and the
orkinen are putting in a second don
lde one, of 11111111 larger capaeity than
the metithined. The en
granc in operation,pumps I ,Oottgal
lons of water every revolution of its
halance wheel, and the two single ones,
when operatieg, 1,200 gallons every
IV% which would supply to the
rity ca ch day :0,00 fi0,000,000 of gal
.. ten, of water. But the engines are not
all usually iri motion. - Some of them
are kept in reserve, to meet ears of AC•
ei.tent or emergency.
•In Lhe city they have reservoirs to re
ceive any surplus Water that. may be
pumped, awl which also serVe as aids
to fine(' the water to the height desired.
At the lake, as a part of Lhe water
works, there is a tower itiO feet 1'10).-
Iti the center of this there is a column
id east iron, like' a large engine boiler,
ising In the venter of Ihe tower, I
should judge, 100 feet,. Water i, forced
into this from below the. surface of he
eadfi ; and in v..-opottion to the height
the water iscraised in the tower, so is the
pressure on the pipes which convey the
, water through the city. I
this tower by a spiral stairway, which
gave me a Most magnificent view of the
lake and city. I regretted that the day
was cloudy and a little rainy, and that,
,the smoke in the horizon obscured the
prospect. But. still I was amply paid
kir the Itscent of 237 steps, which, be
fore they were ascended, began to pro
duce ninth weariness in my musiitilar
syste it. Should any reader of this
sketch visit Chicago, if lie would like
one of the gPandest sights, let him
climb the tower at the water-woelts.
I spent two days at Festorla, its Ohio.
This is a thriving village, in a county
as hovel as the western prairie, but
densely covered with oak, elm and
lithe!: walnut, Where it has not been re
moved by the strong hand of the farm
er. 1 found the wheat and oat crop
here ninth more abundant than in Il
linois. The soil here is very deep and
- 1'?also stopped at o Corry, l'a., which
al host - optriyals the rapid growth of
the Western,-towns and cities. Where
this rapitlly growing place is now Inca
led, it few yiars ago it wasrdenstdy cov
ered 'with forest. The land, for the
most i
art, on which it is I , lllit, lies too
.low, aid looks marshy and wet. But
it is iof the land which makes the
place,,, but the houses, railroads and
great mill , of business 'generally. It
aboun sin oil and taverns. I think I
never :aw a place of the size of ('orry
which] had so many tavern signs. ' Phis
1 judge to be one of the bout "signs"
of theiplace. i The oil is' not exception
able, for the Downer retinery:furniskies
us with our best kerosene. I liked the
go-ahead spirit of Corry, and W9llici
speak well of her business which adds
to the real wealth and usefulness of the
place. J. 8. P.
We have received a report of the Mee
ting of the Young Men's Christian As
sociation State Con motion, held at
Scranton on the 10th, 11th and 12th
days of the last month. We feel a
deep interest in the prosperity of these
AF,sociations, forlieyyare accomplish
fog great good in many parts of the
Slate. We called attOtion to the/sub
ject last year, and at that time fa;vored
the organization of such t•ocieties fu this
county. '4e officers of the Association
vionid 41 3 pleased to have such a s&iety
Organized in this plate. 'We slidult be
glad if it eoubl be done, and hope that
those kkiho feel au interest in such mat
ters will take the neee:?sary steps to do
so, at as early' a day as zaactieable.— 1
Them Otopta 'tie enough christian pep
pie iuNid about' WeNsboro to make
such - tin association useful in an emi
nent degree.
We have not spaet:Optiblisti the full
report. The session ii %%flits very illlerest
hit; .and profitable. To such az.hoeitt
lions belongs the great . work of laying
a larger, foundation for eh ristiau union,
and for the breaking down of the bee-
Lariat) barriers wliieb fp eat ly impede
the progress and growth of those influ
ences which shall finally bring all good
and true men together on a common
• The following were the perm:l9ola
officers of the Convention :
President, Peter B. Simons' of Philadelphia;
Vico Presidents, lien. James A. Beaver, of lieno
fonto, Alfred Hand, of Scranton, and D tt via L.
stnall, of York ; Secretory, Francis A. Denig, of
Pittsburg; Assistant Secretaries, Biles Pardo,
of Carlisle, anti Frank K. French, of Brie,
'rho following is the annual report of
the Execl4i ye Committee, submitted
by Thomas l K. Krees, Chairman :
" At the time of .holding the laid. Convention,
there were in the State 28 Associations ; two of
these have disbanded during the year. Forty
one Associations have been organized during the
year, and efforts are being made in a large num
ber of towns with good prospects of effecting an
organization. The reason fur congratulation, is
not the number of Associations, so much as the
spiritual improvement in our work manifested by
all our organizations. There are now 69 Associ
ations in our State. Reports bavo been received
from 67 of thcm—two only having tailed to re
port; 61 Associations report a membership of
8,562 ; !34 'report expended during the year, $31,-
864; 19 reported 15,442 volumes in libraries.—
Other information of interest was, ctr.botliod in
the report regarding the work. The following
exhibit of the finances of the committee was
made: Amount expended during tfle year, $l,-
457 69, expended as follows: Printing, $800;
postage, .1300; expenses of the Witham:ill( rt.
Convention, $ll7 8.1 ; sundry expenses, $239 ;5,
The receipts from all sources was $1,116 72, r
rying, a balance duo committee of $3ll 67. Iw
ring the most of the year, it has been very, ie.
cessary to employ an assistant and part of ho
time two assistants; but most of the work) ias
been done by the committee and volunteer assist
ance. During the year the committee has circu
lated 1,000,000 pages of printed matter, 15,600
printed letters and circulars, and over 1500 writ
ten letters; have had 101111 local and editorial no
tices of oar work inserted at our ropiest in the
leading papers in every county in thy State." '-
Able addresses were made by gentle
men from different parts of the State,
and on various subjects of inter4st to
all. The next Convention_ will b 4 held
.at Erie, Sept. 21, , 1871. 1
Ctie agitator.
To our:. PAT.noNs.—All persons in
debted to this Office for adverthdng, job•work, and
subscription are cm -tit -say requ,st, fl to forward
their respective amounts at ouco. Va 3 am com
pelled to add largely in material to this office to
keep up with our increasing business, and there
fore large the necessity of Al in being prompt in
paying up. The Agi(o tor Office will be removed
to the large and commodious rooms Smith
Bowen's now brick block before the first of Jan.
Hon. John Cessna will contest the
election 6f Mr. B. F. Myers, who holds
the certificate of election in the 16th
Congressional district of this state.—
The majority was only 11, and, Mr.
Cessna is confident that he ca l !) easily
overcome it.
Gen. Harry White, SpeaUer of the
Stat4Senate, has ordered an election in
the Ist Senatorial district, in which
there is now a vacancy by the death of
Senator Watt. The majority in 1869
was 176 ; at the late election on Sheriff
it was 756. There will und - oubtedly be
a good deal of exeitemen c, in the con
test, as it must determine which party
shall control the Senate. 'We h'o p e
there will he no want, of effort on the
Republican side. The district is large
ly made up of wealthy and highly re
spectable citizens, who should tale a
great interest, in the etectton. We war
rant every Democrat wilrvofe.
The Diree,tors of thei Pennsylvania
railroad have decided to co-operate with
the -citizens of Philadelphia in estab
lishing a line of steam ships between
that city and Liverpool. The railroad
will take $400,000 stuck—the minimum
capital to be $700,000. We hope to see
this project carried out.
And this will make the necessity for
the Pine Creek railroad all the greater,
and will increase the interest of the
Pe»ns3,lvania Central in its early com
pletion. A line of ocean steamers
should be connected with the Great
Lakes and the West, Uy the shortest
route, to compete with the New York
lines. The State of Pen tasy van ia can
not afford to let her eltif city remain
an inland town: We shoUld ld.ok to
ward future, when the Delaware shr 11
be navigable for the largest vessels, and
Philadelphia be thus placed in ,direct
communication with the countries be
yond the sea.
We hope the Legislature will aid this
enterprise by a liberal charter for the
The Jersey Shore Vidrite, speaking
of the candidates named for Speaker,
mentions Mr. Strang, of this county,
and commends him for his support of
the Pine Creek railroad bill ; and adds :
"Were it not for his doubtful political conduct,
wo would be glad to see him elected. But it is
said that ho was a party , to the treachery in Tio
ga county by which our candidate for Congress
was defeated. We soo by: the returns that Mr.
Strang received the entire Democratic vote in
Tioga county, which appears to have been a con
sideration for the treachery on Congressman.—
Had Mr. Strang's election boon i 4 any doubt,
there might have been some little excuse for sell
ing out n candidate on ,the same ticket; but his
election was certain, with hundreds of votes to
ktpare. A man who will sell out the party once,
will do so again if tho opportunity occurs, and
hence we do not consider Mr. Strang a Bitfo man
for Speaker."
We can assure the Vidette that it
must have been misinformed. Mr.
Strang has always stood by the Repub
lican party from its inception to the
present day; and such a record speaks
more for him than anything we could
add. We should not notice this attack,
did it ckrculate only in the region where
Mr. Strang is personally and generally
known ; but we think the riddle mis
led, and hope to see a correction of itt
error in thin matter.
It was no fault of Mr, Strang, that
his name was put upon the DemoCratie
ticket. It was a part of the plan resor.
ted to by the Democrats to break tip the
Republican party in this county. They
put‘on Mr. Strang's name without any
authority from, or consultation With,
him. He was known to be popular in
Potter county, on account of his: sup
port ef the Pine Creek railroad bifi, in
which the people of that county are
greatly interested. The Democracy
counted upon disaffection in o t to r
county, which they hoped would grow
out of the claim of Lodi, members of the
Assembly in this county. Potter clai
med the right to , one member; and
when finally their claim' was recognized
by the nomination of J. S. Mann,
the Democracy of this county knew
that, their best hope for a yetgreater ill-
Vison, in our ranks was gone. They
were irery anxious for us to adhere to
our elairanc two members, so that an
ostensibly indoendent, but really De
umeratie.eandidate, Could be taken up
in Potter and put 'on their tielcet with
Mr. Strong, merely to catch voters on
W hilt earthly reason bnd Mr. Strang
to bel,rity the party he has done so much <
to build up, for the " reward" of a place
upon tile Democratic ticket, :When his
election was already as certain as the
day of election' was to come? Mir.
Strang did not even ask a nomination:
he was very reluctant to be a.candtdate
at all. There was but one - voice in the
Republican party of this county, so far
as his nomination was', concerned. It
was conceded from the first moment
that he consented to run, that he was,
to be one of the nominees—and if there
were but one, he should be the man.—
Mr. Strang took an active interest in
the election of Mr. Armstrong. He
made speeches in his favor, and advo
cated Republican principles with his
usual vigor. What foundation there
can be for this calumny we know_ hot,
and - ealino,Lcon eel ve. .)
As to Mr. Strang Lthing a candidate
for Speaker, we Vaiture that he has ta
ken no step to secure that office. He
has been mentioned for it, however, by
many leading Republican) 'papers, and;
if he desires the place, there can be no'
doubt- that he may have it. His abili
ty, courtesy and fairness as a presiding
officer, are conceded by all. He made
one of the most popular speakers we
ever had in the House. Here is' what
the Franklin Repository volunteers in
liiso favor, and the opinions of that
paper carry Weight :
" Conjecture is busy as to who will be the
next Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Republican majority of eight or nine makes
it certain that whoever is chosen will belong to
that party. Strang, of Tioga, the last able Spea
ker, is mentioned in that connection. Ile was
regarded as saucing the ablest, if not , the ablest
Republican member — of-the House. Those who
feared lo entrust him with' the power of the Spea
kership were all, we doubt not, agreeably disap
pointed. lie proved himself a Bplendid parlia
mentarian, scrupulously fair in all his
both pOlitioal parties, and true to his own party
in making up the organisation of the 1101180.—
The next House could not elect a better or fairer
man, if he again seeks to be elected."
Weld° not know that Mr. Strang in
tends to make a fight on the Pine Creek
bill the coming sessson. We have no
doubt he will vote for it, if it shall come
before the House during his term. He
certainly would prove recreant if he
should not; for he Was put forward by
active Republicans because it was
known that ho was a warm friend of
that measure. He could not be other,
and reflect the wishes of his constitu
ents. And what is the.crime, pray?—
The wholesale lying about that bill in
dulged in by many papers which ought
to be above such things, does not change
the character of the bill itself. This
measure embodies the same policy and
principles already endorsed by the Leg
islature by repeated Acts of Assembly,
and is even more mild, and therefore
less objectionable, than the bills which
became laws wlthouti executive disap
proval. It is the true policy. The rail
road ,projected would be of great and
lasting benefl tto the State; for it would
open up and develop a large portion of
her territory now tributary in great
measure to the State of New York ; and
besides this, it would pour the freight
-of the Great Lakes intothe chief city
of our State, in shorter time and at loss
expense than it is now carried over lon
ger and less-favorable routes to the city,
of New York. So true ie this, that it
is known-that the managers of the Erie
railway' greatly , feared the' bill would
become a law. ~mi ill,. Uti 11 t
out delay, at once put in competition
. the great roads
,of the Empire
State. Therefore a great pressure was
brought upon the Governor, and he ve
toed the bill, although he had given as
surances to the friends of the enterprise
thathe would approve it. We suppose
he was convinced of his error in some
way ; for he afterward came out in a
proclamation to the good people of the
Commonwealth, in which he made this
measure an issue, so .far as he could, at
the late election. As he is, time being.
Governor of the State, this may have
been proper enough—so that, if he had
erred in his change of opinion, the peo
ple might correct-him at the ballot box.
And if the representatives of the peo
ple, elected itiview of all the premises,
shall see fit to pass another bill, b y
which the payment of the bonds and
the interest of the Sinking Fund shall
be fully secured, we have no doubt the
Governor will cheerfully acquiesce, and
sign the bill. At all events, we hops
so. He could do no act which would
add more honor to his military fame,
and luster to his civic oenown, than to
foster this greqpolicy, in obedience to
the will of the I;eople.'
And it seerni pretty generally conce
ded that the c l lomplexion of the House
is such as to secure the passage of the
t bill. It takesinot a cent from the State
Treasury : it merely transfers a fund,
and places in its stead a first mortgage
upon the road, which will be ample se
curity for the final payment of the mo
ney—every dollar, debt and interest.—
Such a bill must receive the sanction of
the honest men and statesmen of the
Commonwealth ; andiwe are glad to
feel assured that the peOple have taken
the matter in their oWn hands, and
elected a body of RepreitentatiVes who
will act fearlessly and wisely upon this
subject,. now beQotne of, the first impor
tance to the State.
When we set out in this article, we
only intended to deny the imputation
contained in the paragraph from the
Viclette. We wish our friends over the
mountain to understand that Mr. Strang
is as,true to the party to-day as he ever
has beem,---.„,
The propositiartoamend the Consti
tution of the fltate continues to excite
general discussion throughout the State.
To Col. A. K. M'Clure belongs the dis
tinction of ; originating the movement.
The Franklin Repository, published at
Chambershurg, lately reprinted from
its files the article published in that
paper from the pen of Mr. M'Clure,
who was then its editor, first calling at
tention to this subject. it goes to the
root of the matter, when it imputes the
rise of the necessity for some change in
the organic law, to the unhealthy state
of our recent legislative history'. The
evils existing are manifold, and incura
ble under the present order of things.
Chief among them all is the iniquity of
local and special legislation. This prac
tice has grownlo such an extent as to
be oppressive upon the people, and they
should demand its final and complete
abolishment. Let it be Written in the
Constitution, 011 at no local law shall be
made upon any general subject. The
people have the right to demand that'
exercise of all the.wlsdom of their rep.
resentativea together, upon all subjects
of general interest, and should not sub
mit to the dictation of anY one. And
what 'esti -is the preient: system than
the power of all-united in . one, on the
discretion and will of one person 1 --for
the time euprenie ? Not a year goer by,
but infamous and unequal laws are thus
enacted ;' and when so enacted, theY are
presumed to represent the aggregate
wisdom of all the peoples representa
tives, and . thereby receive their Id
ing force. Why did .the people 0 gi•
'billy make the popular branch of ur
Legislatiire so numerous t Was it tot'
done to secure the exerciee of the Ws
(loin and discretion of many, as a gr4a
ter security for the enactment of good
and wise laws, and to prevent the pass
age of others the contrary ? One man
is more liable to err than many ; and
experience teaches us that one man is
more likely to fall a victim to corrupt
influences than many. It is easier to
buy owl than many. Yet the law of
legislative courtesy permits each mem
ber to dictate - -the lawii he wieheS to
pass,' having only a local application,
by the terms of the bill, no matter whe
ther the Iprinciple involved be genlral
or local in its nature. And so uniVer
sally has this custom preailed, that
any member who objects to the passage
of such laws, is at once in bad odor
with the rest. He is meddling i with
that which is none of his bosiness, and
straightway war is made upon every
Measure he originates, without regard
to its wisdom or necessity,
Another crying evil is the undue
weight and influence which the great
corporations have in all matters at nil
affecting their interests. We owe eve
to corporations. -7- They
S have
developed the country and made us
what we are. Unity of interest, find
ing expression and existence in bodies
corporate, has brought, into use many
latent powers for the increase of our
material wealth, which without them
could not have been husbanded so well.
TO-day the great corporations of the
State pay nearly all the taxes frota
which our State Treasury is replenished
from time to time. Yet they flourish
and grow rich and pOwerful past all
precedent in the growth of wealth and
power in any country, however aristo
eratie: ' A corporation has no soul, it is
said, put it has a will, and that will is
almolEit universally bent to the single
purpose of its OWA2 aggrandizement. it
is natural that this should be so in all
corporations.which originate in a de
sire to 'speculate; for the pecuniary in
terest of one is that of all. Incidental
ly, all such are beneficial to the coun
try, and in the same manner that any
person, is who adds to the wealth of the
State. ; Yet the great corporations sur
vive 'and grow rich and powerful off
the profits paid in hyithe mass of the
people;in the shape of tolls, fare, freight,
interest and exchange. Wherever na
tural resources are developed, this is
drawing from thereservefundsin which
all should be considsred interested.—
The franchises by which the corpora.
tions utilize this latent wealth, come
from the people ; and the people should
not part with them 1 past revocation,
without securing commutation of their
value for all the futur'e. Yet our courts
hold that vested rights shall never be
disturbed. The contract, once made, is
irrevocable. We do not find fault with
the doctrine so much : we only demand
that adequate security shall be requirod
for the faithria ........He.:‘,. or Luis great
power, annually delegated' to the Leg
islature by the people. A power of at
torney embracing so' transcendent au
thority is an important trust : Let it
be sealed and delivered only upon ade
quate security, filed and made a part of
it, to sec re its faithful execution.
The aended Constitution of Illinois
requires the members of the Legisla
ture to take the following oath :
~ I halnot, knowingly or -intentionally, paid
or contri cited anything, or made any promises
in the main.° of a bribe to directly or indirectly
in4ence ilny vote at the election at which I was
chTsen to fill said office; and have not accepted,
nor will I accept or receive, directly or indirect
ly, money or other valuable thing, from any cor
poration, company, or person, for any influence
or vote I may give or withhold on any bill, reso
lution or appropriation, or for any other official
not." 1
It might be well to require the repe
tition of this oath at the end of the ses
sion, as, in its present form, it is pros
pective in a very important part. Such
an oath in expectation might deter even
one capable of being bought with a
r •
But the most common, and therefore
most iniquitous species of bribery, is
the exchange of influence between mem
bers to secure' the passage ] of la4vs in
which they or their friends are interes
ted. You help me, and I will help
you, or influence somebody else
has the power, to assist you." How
shall this be guarded against? What
test oath can be made to reach: such ca
ses? It can be done only by raising the
standard of moral qualification. It
must rest with the people. They must
make integrity the prime requisite, see
king ; honest men only among the intel
ligent for their agents. But the stream
cannot rise higher than its fountain:
the people -themselVes must be educa
ted to a higher Moral standard. So
long its they permit and,passivelysanc
tion the corruption so common in Ame
rican politics, so I leng must they ex
pect to be themselves cheated and be
trayed by the participators in their own
crime. Can the people of New York
' share the infamy of the great
frauds by which men are there elected
to office, expect those elected by their
Own ;complicity in crime to be upright,
pure' and faithful in the discharge of
official duty? The 'parepe teaches his
child to be dishonest and fair, when
he every day cheats and deftuds his
-neighbor before his eyes. The child
drinks in the nature reflected every day
before it ; therefore, " like father, like
A man liommits aprime in a neigh
borhood where the;. state of morals is
low upon the subject of it: The prose
cutor permits the offender to go free,
upon remuneration for his losses. The
people stand by and permit this to be
done. Is the defect 'in the law, or in
the people? So long as the people wink
at crime, so long must they expect it to
bold of this place, has been appointed Sealer of
Weights and Measures for Tioga County.
Tun llonsaux.—This is a monthly magazine
" for youngest readers." I The December number
can but please the little folks. It is fall of choice
reading, and nicely embellished with illuatra
tions.i Publishers are doing much for the young
in th ' e days ; and among the best publications
is 74 Nursery. The matter is suitable for the
youn est, yet it is of such a character as to please
all be s and girls and do' hem much good. $1 50
a year. Address John L. Shorey, 36 Bromfield
street, Boston. i .
population of Lyeogning eounty
is 47,888. 1111860 it was 87,899, show
ing in increase in ten years of 10,289.
November number of this journal, published by
J. W. M'lntyre, St. Louie, beside its usual vela
able contents. has very full announcements of its
plane and reduced terms,' with list of lessons for
1871. As the publisher offers to send this num
ber free of charge, we advise Sunday schools
Adopting a aeries of lessons for next year, to
send" for a specimen copy.
DRY Goona.—The undersigned has
opened e. Dry Goods and Yankee Notions Tab
bing House, net door east of tbo Bluing Broth
er‘ra, Market street, Corning, N. Y., where he,will,
be ablo to make himself useful to his old friends,
and be-hopes many now ones. ,
I halle now in stock, dress goods, prints,
mores, elonwle, clothe, all leading don:teak goodo,,
hosiery and Yankee notions, any et whioh oaa
be bought for cash, or on 30 days, as reasonable'
as can be bought in Now York, with the addition
of freight.
, October 19, 1870. tf
AHouse and lot on' Pearl Street, 2d house
. South of district school house. Enquire on
the premises.
/TIHE subscriber will sell at public auction, on
his farm In Charleston, near the DookeW
der school house, on Tuesda y, i December 20, at
10 A. M., a span of bay horses, a span of colts,
eight choice mile& cows, one two year old heifer,
a calf, four pigs, a sot of double harness, a Dem.
oorat wagon, lumber wagon, pair of bob sleds, a
drag, oultlv:tor, plow, rakes, forks, furniture;
de. All Noma over ten dollars, one year's awed=
it, with approved paper. 011A13. YATES ,
December 7;1870 2w
Cheapest place in Tpwn
Try our
Purchasing Elsewhere,
Don't AEk For Credit.
July 27, 1870.
Life Iniuranc: Pond
Under the improved and Original System l
The payment of
Will seonre a Polley of
Two Thousand Dolls:
(larger sums In proportion,) and a smallpro
payment is required only when a 'death, oti!
in the class Mid division in whioh a polid
registered. .
In some essential points, such as medloal ex
amination, pro rata payments, and absolute' pol
toles, this Association )does not vary from,any
of our oldest companieel; but in greater 13Implio
ity, Roonomy. and Aeoommodation of Payments,
it dial" Materially.
AUTHORIZED cArtr4, $eso • 000H
Eerpartioulars, semi to the Agent for Pamphlet.
Gen. S. P. HRINTZELMAN, 11. S. A., Prest
ISAAC ROSENFELD, Jr., Vice-President.
Wm. 11. SKIT*, Ag't, Knoxville,
H. P. SHOVE, Examining Surgeon.
Oat. 12, 1870-tf.
April 6, 1870.-Iy.
IN DIVOROII.—To Ayers Amee : You , are
hereby notified that Hannah Ames, by her
next friend, Thomas Holliday, has applied to the
Court of Common Pleas of Tioga county for a
divorce from the bonds of matrimony, and, th at
said Court has appointed Monday, the 28th day
of November, 1870 for the hearing of said ap.
, ti l
plioan in the premises; on whieb occasion you
can at end:if you think proper. ,
Oct , 1870 4w ' J. B. POTTER, Sheri/.
A'pimone indebted to Beau & Derby,
boie accounts are due s are requested to
call and *We without delay, or costa will be
made. BEAR 6 & DERBY.
October 26,1870 2m ,
H. Gorr:
No. 98
• y im
• J.
There has been a heavy decline in of most kinds of
Our purebases being made NEW, daily, as needed, we are in position
to give our customers the full benefit of the DECLINE.
Call and see
he strong inducements we are offering to our customers.
•-, 1 .
laok American Bilks, worth $2 25, new $1 87.
Black Lyon Bilks, worth $3 00, now $2 60.
14 . ' " $3 76, now $3 00.
' Blob Preset' Plaids, all wool, worth $1 and $1 25, now 2513.
Oar entire stook 5.. and 6). double fold Plaids, rich solo's, now 500.
• Oar entire stock of 31:, Ss. 6d. and 4s. single 6:ld rich Plaids, now 2a. ed.
Doubts fold Alpaca Poplins, welt worth He. 6d. in gold, now 2s. 6d.
Silk Alpassts cheaper than ever.
Bilk Moltslra cheaper than ever.
All other stylea of dress gosols equally cheap. We have an immense Stock, and are bring
In; prices down all the time. I
Our aiseertinent le larger than ever. and our prices are bared on late purchases, and cannot
fall to salt anyone.
We have just put in en entire new stook, bought at the lowest sates, and baSe now a better
, ..
and cheaper stook than at any time bsibre. j
. .
Wl9,'s;melso. 3Plarucieles.
Our,trads in the above goods warrants as in keeping au immense Mock, and itale'now 'filled
with all kinds, at uncommon low rates. ,
/ / Scarlet, Hine and Om TWilled.
ss 41 ,. u White and Orange, pla . ‘,O
Aliso Pinkie °flail kinds, in snob sanely as will otdt any one.
/ [
A There is aleo as l till further reduction in the prices of our Domestics, whioh was :not looked
for this M.
We now sell all goods in that line at a reduotion,of five t ten per tent. less than the low
prides of October last. Wowol l l fill a I
, .
Better good wide 100. shoe ng. •
..1 "- lie. , .. .
.. " 121 e. f , , , ,
44 a lid, shirting. 1 • •
4111 " 124 c. 4 1
" fast colon 100. Pits. •
, If Id flio.
i "' !So. Feather Tioking.
" low priced Bleached Muslin.
" 200. Cotton Batting. • ,
, .
" 26c a
• ,
than at any time In eight jean. Call and sco us. , ,
Corning, Nov. 80, 1870.
are now offering ruineually
Great Bargains
in all kinds of
daring the past two 1 weeks.
Shawls are very cheap.
Beaver Cloths are very cheap.
Fancy Cloakings are very cheap.
S ti
ba are cheaper than ever.
orai Skirts are cheaper than over,
F Skirts are cheaper than ever.
WM J. i.ciipiors}l . , T..4611)1011E, L.
LORMORE BROS. & CO., would call the at
ten lion of the Trade in the counties of the
f3outherti Tier of Note York and Northorn Petit,
sylvania, to the large and fall fiNsotlllloll of
oonstaltly on hand at their extensive Warehouse
and St '
res No. 37 and 39 Carroll Street, N. V.,
and offered for sale on the most liberal terms,
satisfaction in all oases guaranteed.
Our Steam
for the Roasting of Coffee and the Grinding of
Coffee and Spices, are of tho most reoont im
proved construction, and not oxcelled by any
In the country.
ES. •
We hav a fall took of choice Teas. We buy
direct fro Irapotiters in New York for cash, and
sell as oh pas any house in the trade.
Sug s, 'Molasses & yrups
from the best Refiners, and sold at latest arid
lowest New York quotations.
Fish—Dry & Pickled
I k •
.. .
We buy from firstbands in tbo Last, and can
lifierd a better artiole at a lesser price than any
firm in Western New York.
WOODEN WARE, Oordago and Brooms-- A full lino of goods.
t, We call the attention of the Trade to our large
stock of Wines and pquers, which for purity and
fineness are unsurpassed.
'IMPORTED ALES—Se4cII, Irish and En
glish, and of the best brands constantly on hand.
We specially invitopurchasera to call and ex
amino our stock of Foreign rind Loine2oto
Liquors before buy ibg °lsere hero:
MEDICINAL WIIIBKEY-= , We put up 'bribe
especial benflt of the sick, a pare article of Old
Bourbon W hiskey for the Druggist Trade.
Sore Agents in Elmira, of the Urbana Wino C.
In brief, we invite a close scrutiny of oin. gomin
and their prices, the whole assortment being too
numerous th mention in detail.
No. 37 St 39 Carroll St., Elmira N V.
Sept. .21, 1870'. y.
TIOGA, PA:.,kDealer 1n
Building Material, Iron Nails; Cutlery,
Stoves, 'TIn-Ware, &e.
MY STOCK OF STOVES embraces Forty
different kinds, and I am prepared to
Bottom Prices to (MA Buyers',
I have also on band a largo stock of
Electric X Cut Saws,
- I
and Moor's Doublo•Braeed Arch Frame Wood
Sawa. These are the best saws in the world, and
are fully warranted.
The beet stook, of Oil and Kerosene LAN
TERNS in the county.
I have many articles not kept by other doal- 1
era which I would be glad to show, end givel
prices that kill defy competition. 1
Aos. 31, 1870. J. SCIIIEFFELIN, Jr
FROM $36 TO "$lOO
Cheap for barter, and cheap for cash at
ATRADE.—I. have an elegant Mx oetaca
rosewood piano eased melodeon, made by
Treat A Linsley, which I wish-to dispose of, ei
ther for' ash, a - horse, or other property. The
instrument is nearly new, and cost $lO5. Ob
ject of sale: no--one in the house understands
music. Address CHARLES - KINNEY,
Nov 9, MD. Blossburg, F
of all kinds,