Towanda daily review. (Towanda, Pa.) 1879-1921, December 31, 1879, Image 3
For the Review. The Old Year. BY KITGENE THOMPSON. The year in growing hoary, It has nearly told its story, And the power it had is slipping from its failing grasp away; if we fain would keep it longer, Till its influence is stronger, All our prayers may not detain it, it must languish and decay. it has lived its life of duty, It has tilled the world with beauty. It brought the loving sunshine of the ever happy Spring; It crowned the earth with flowers, In the lingering Summer hours, When it seemed that every creature did for very pleasure sing. Then it brought the Autum glowing, With its wealth of plenty, showing How the Father loves his children, and will give them daily food; And it made the land so cheery, That the singers grew not weary Of proclaiming the glad message, that God wills his people good. Is it therefore any wonder, That we sigh the while we ponder, <>n the coining swift departure of our own familiar friend ? That the year and skies together, And the weeping wintry weather, Ail unite in lamentation that the intercourse must end ? Nay, hut let us fiend the rather. In thanksgiving to our Father, Who granted from his treasury another useful year; Let us pray to be forgiven, All the evil that has striven To prevent the good we longed for; and we know that he will hear. And if he should send another Young and strong to greet as brother, (iod give us grace to use it better than we did the past; So that it may tell its story To that Father's praise and glory, And thus prove that we were learning all the lessons > of the past. Wisdom from the Wayside. Common feelings are the strongest les sons in mutual forebearance. It often seems more difficult to pre-1 serve a blessing than to obtain it. It is astonishing how long a man may * look through a crowd without discovering I a friend. If we were all permitted to put our own ' valuation on ourselves there would bo no j low-priced men in the world. The more gross the fraud the more glib ly it will go down, and the more greedily ( it will lie swallowed, since folly will al- j wavs find faith wherever impostors will find impudence. lie who speaks ill of another, common-1 ly, before he is aware, makes himself i such an one as he speaks against; for if j he had civility or good breeding, he would ! forbear such language. If my biographer gives me credit for being a plodder he will describe me justly. Anything beyond this is too much. I can plod. I can persevere in my definite pur- j suit. To this I owe every I hong.— Will iam Gary. A right use of the opportunities of in- j struction afforded me in early youth, would have made tne a scholar ere my twenty-fifth year, and have saved me at least ten of the best years of ray life.— Hugh Miller. A great man under the shaddow of de feat is taught how precious are the uses of adversity; and, as an oak-tree's roots are strengthened by its shadow, so all de feat in a good cause are but resting pla-! ces on the road to victory at last.— Chas. | Sumner. A drunkard is the annoyance of modes ty, the trouble of civility, the spoil of wealth, the distraction of reason, lie is the brewer's agcut, the tavern and ale house benefactor, the beggars companion, the constable's trouble. He is his wife's woe, his children's sorrow, his neighbors scoff, his own shame. Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters— Paiu and pleasure. It, is lor them alone to point out what we ought to do as well as determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong • 011 the other the chain of causes and ef fects are fastened to their throne.—Ben tham. ■ I desire to find in books, not what may be blamed, but what may be praised, and that from which I may learn something. This course is not exactly in fashion; but it is the most useful. Nevertheless, though there are few books or persons in I whom I cannot find something of use to me. I know how to make a differance in t granting them my confidence.— Godfery Wilhelm con Leibnitz. NO REVIEW TOMORROW. !N EW j JOB PRINTING OFFICE. j , We respectfully invite public attention to our COMPLETE JOB PRINTING HOUSE! ( Corner Main and Pine streets, over the Music Store. COMMERCIAL PRINTING AND I'll AMI'LET WORK A SPECIALTY". LETTER, NOTE J AND BILL UK Aim, ENVELOPES, TAGS Neatly executed on the shortest notice. BUSINESS, PARTY AND CALLING CARDS printed to order. AJ. YOU'D k SON. IQOAL! COAI, I CHE. f JP FOR C.IStM ! The following prices will be charged for •#JV VMtt£tCMrU COAEJ in the yard, 111 all the yards signatures hereto attached, until furthe | notice: STOVE, $4 25 CHESTNUT, 4 25 GRATE, 4 25 EGG, 4 25 9£T Cartage, FIFTY CENTS PKli TON IN addition to above, and an EXTRA CHARGE for ! carrying in. W. M. MALLORY, Towauua. lIENRY MKRCUR, NATHAN TIDI), E. B. PIERCE, BAKTLKTT BROS., Wysox. At tf# MJLOKI*'N 1 M/fD, formerly Phin ! ney's: Sullivan Coal, LARGE STO VE, • f3 00 SMALL STOVE, 3 25 CHESTNUT; 3 25 EC G, 3 00 CRATE, 3 00 SMALL CHESTNUT, 2 15 With same additional charges for cartage. W.M. MALLORY. October, 24, 1879. * ~~ (xpcat CROWDS! at J. L. KENT'S. and an IMMENSE STOCK ! DRESS GOODS, CLOAKS and SHAWLS, GLOVES and HOSIERY, 3 button Kid Gloves, only 75 Cents, worth a dollar. SHEETINGS & SHIRTINGS, of the best brands, cheap ! CLOTHS and CASSIMERES, of all qualities and prices. RIBBONS & FANCY GOODS, the best selection ever offered in this market. FLANNELS & BLANKETS, in endless variety. In fact my assortment of DRY GOODS is complete and is not excelled by any establishment in the country. In prices I DEFY COMPETITION ! and cordially invite inspection of my goods and a comparison of prices. dt/" Col. Means' mammoth store, second door south of Mc. Intyre Brothers hardware store. •X. L. KENT, Nov. 14. Agent. NATHAN TIDI), DEALER IN PITTSTON, WILKES - BARRE, AND LOYAL SOCK COAL. I Invites the patronage of his old friends and the pnb lic generally. I shall keep a full assortment of all sizes, AND SHALL HELL AT LOWEST PRICES FOR CASH. Yard and office, foot of Pine street, just south of j Court House. j Aug. 30 N. TIDD. 50th YEAR of GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK. I The oldest and Rest Fashion Magazine in America. SUBSCRIPTION I'UICK REDUCED TO $2.00 PER YEAR. Subscriptions will he received at this Office in Clubs with this Paper. The DAILY REVIKW and Godey's Lady's Book for one Year at $4.50. j See what Godey's Lady's Rook will Contain IN 1880. Nearly 1200 pages of first-class Literary matter. 12 Steel Plate Beautiful Original Engravings. 12 Large and Elegantly Colored Fashion Plates. 24 Pages of Vocal and Instrumental Music. 900 Engravings, on Art, Science, and Fashion. 12 Large Diagram Patterns of Ladies' and Chil dren's Dresses. 12 Architectural Designs for Beautiful Homes. 200 ur more Original Receipts for Family Use. And the usual Original Department matters. The January No. of the New Year will be issued December rst, and will contain the open n g chap ters of one of the Best Serial Stories ever printed in American Magazine, by CHRISTIAN RE ID, the author of " A Gentle Belle," " Valerie Ayl mer," " Morton House," etc,, entitled ROSLYN S FORTUNE. We have eagaged a Full Corps of Distinguished Writers, whose Contributions will enrich Godey's Lady's Book during the year. Send in your Clubs at once. You can add any names a/teruiards at the same price as the original Club. TERMS.—Cash in Advance. POSTAGE PREPAID. One copy, one year, $2 00 Two copies, one year 3 70 Three copies, one year, 5 25 Four copies, one year, 6 60 Five copies, one year, and an extra copy to the person getting up the club, making s'ix cop Eight copies, one year, and an extra copy to the person getting up the club, making nine copies sl4 oo Now is the time to make up your Club. HOW TO REMIT. —Get a Post-office"'Money Order on Philadelphia, or a Draft on Philadelphia or New York. If you cannot get either of these, send Bank-notes, and in the latter case register your letter. To parties Intending to get up Club, a specimen copy will be sent on application. Address, GODEY'SjLADY'S BOOK PUB. CO. (Limited), 106, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, P. BOOKS ! at Will open to-morrow an IM MLNSE STOCK of Standard and Miscellaneous BOOKS! Family Bibles, Sunday School Books, and other goods for the holiday trade. Will be sold at AUCTION, commencing Satur day Evening Dec. 20. D. LYONS.