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Towanda, Pa., Friday, Dec. 30, 1881.
6. W. ALVORP. NOBLE N.ALVOUD
"Daily Kevietc" Onlyf&S centu per
month, fry it!
Bradford County Teachers Institute.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION.
Opening song. Battle Hymn of the Repub
lic. Mr. .J. B."Harding gave a language les
son. Miss Styles gave a lesson in grammar,
using the black board to illustrate. She re
quires written exercises in practice.
Mr. BurrUt illustrated his method of teach
ing composition, using the black board. He
takes a familiar subject and gives the princi
pal points, requiring pupils to expand them
A lively parsing drill followed, being con
ducted by Mr. Quinlan. Many teachers took
part in the exercise.
Mr. McCollom took up science. An inter
esting explanation of limestone formations
was given, including shells, marble, etc. The
chemical changes being explained. Carbonic
acid in all its relation to animal existence,
and in the economy of nature, bow it is re
turned to plant life and trees after escaping
by decay or beat. His remarks were listened
to with interest.
The committee on Necrology called for
names of teachers that have died since last
A committee on queries was appointed as
Messrs. Albert, Hillis, Ex-Supt. Chubbuck,
Quinlan, Bovingdon, Miss Styles, Miss Cham
berlain, Mrs. Dayton, and Ex-Supt. Wilt.
Miss Lewis brought in a class of small pu
pils and drilled them in reading nad spell
They dictated the diacritical markings of
words placed upon the blackboard, and devel
oped sentences from them. Then after read
ing, being pariicular to give page, number of
lesson and title, they readily answered miscel
laneous question on the lesson.
They were also drilled in arithmetic and ap
plauded at the close. Supt. Ryan called at
tention to particular points of special inter
Ex-Superintendent Chubbuck was called
upon to address the teachers.
lie spoke of early experience when he
taught 40 or 50 pupils 20 days for $lO, and al
luded, humorously to a prize lie won then,
i. e. a wife. Would not be understood as
recommending all to do so, but simply im
Passing along the course of development,
the speaker introduced good ideas for the
consideration of teachers, among them the
study of human nature.
Each person lias some mental stand-point,
and as they view others, they judge them
from it; care should be taken to tix a stand
ard of pure thought, and from it being judged,
exercise an inllueiiee for improvement.
Thus the speaker continued to point out
and impress upon his hearers, various
thoughts, referring to the minds of men and
the effect of certain courses of thought in de
The natural propensities in reference to
their iulluence upon the moral faculties, are
antagonistic, hence the necessity of con
science as the sense of right to assist in pre
serving and building up good characters, and
useful men and women. At the close the
speaker was applauded.
A variety of questions were asked and re
ferred to various ones for answers. Prof. Al
bert acting as chairman and reading the ques
Adjourned to meet in Mercur Hall at 8 o'-
We failed to give all the names of the com
mittee on methods, and add : E. U. Ileverly,
Miss Morrison and Miss Gamble, also the
committee on resolutions for discussion, viz:
Messrs. Thompson, McCollom, Patterson
A lecture at Mercur Hall made up program
and to Prof. Ryan the sincere thanks of the
teachers is due for a free entertainment of
great interest, viz: Win. I. Marshall's lec
ture, "An Evening in Wonderland," illustra
ted with dissolving views, by the aid of can
vass and the calcium light.
Ffty-seyen vivid views of scenery in the
western half of the U. S., were given, inclu
ding a good map of it, and of the great Na
tional Park, situated in the corner of Wyo
ming Territory, and including small portions
of Idaho and Montana. This wonderful Park
consists of a territory larger than Delaware
and Rhode Island by nearly 200 square miles,
and was first visited by a white man sixty
years ago. Mr. Marshal first saw it in 1873.
From a copy of the program as illustrated
and the reader may judge of the interest of a
lecture describing in familiar terms the beau
ties and grandeur of a National Park, the
like of which cannot be found on earth, out of
which flows the longest river known to man.
Future generations will gather there for rec
reation and health as they now gather at va
rious points in the eastern part of our coun
try but thev will have a variety unknown
elsewhere. A lake of pure water large enough
to float the navies of the world, thousands of
boiliiv and mineral springs, numerous gey
sers spouting coin inns of water to various
heights, some to 250 feet, while columns of
steam ascend 1200 feet further, forming wierd
nictures and fitly compared to the cloud that
led the Israelites. Here, too, are canyons
and mountains, rivers and springs, meadow i
and forrest of unsurpassed beauty, grandeur
and attractiveness. I
The list of views will indicate the attrac
tions, and we can only add that the subiect
was handled skilfully, and the large audience
listened attentively throughout, frequently
applauding. It is a study that teachers can
study with profit.
Devotional exercises by Rev. Doctor Stew
Some announcements having been made,
the committee on methods reported.
Mr. Marshall took up common fraction*.—
The definition given a fraction is a number
which expressses pieces. Principles I, 11.
111, illustrated by use of lines, after illustra
ting and defining by objects, the terms of a
fraction. By this method pupils are led Jo
see the reason for each step in treating frac
tions, and understvnd the application of the
principles. This exercise was interesting.
Mr. C. M. Harding gave a class drill in de
cimal notation from rules. He developed his
method and made plain each step bv illustra
Hon. E. L. IJIII is was called to give a les
son in reading aud answer queries. He was
received with applause and applauded as he
gaye instruction and maintained a posi
tion at variance with the affected manner o"
pronouncing many words. He teaches read
ing by example, calling attention to the
meaning and using short lessons.
Questions were asked and the following
teachers called upon to answer: Miss Lung,
Miss Petrie and Miss Adams. Humorous re
marks were indulged in by some of the teach
ers, which gave a moment's rest and amuse
ment. Section drill. Visited A. Prof. Bur
ritt in charge; 25 teachers present and, like
others, doing good work. The subject under
consideration being proportion. ' Prof B.
uses the analytical or more or less method
Met in main hall. Prof. Burgan spoke in
reference to the School Journal. Questions
were asked and answered in a satisfactory
Miss Grohs, Mr Thompson, Miss Smith, C.
M. Harding, Mr. McGuire, Mr. Heverlv, Mr.
Chubbuck, Mr. Pitcher, Mr. Burritt, Mr.
Quintan, and Mr. Ryan took part in the ex
Mr. Ileverly gave a lesson in poli'ical ge
ography and then the query box was taken
up and various questions answered.
N arious methods of suppressing whisper
ing and loud studying were given. 07 to 72
deg., is the proper temperature Bra scl o 1
room. Adjoui ned.
All the new Banks and Toys at C. P. Welles' CJ!c
For First Class Custom Boots and Shoes, go to
Morgan McMahon's Shop, over Burchill Brothers
Marble Works. Repairing of all kinds neatly done.
Headquarters for DOLLS! Dolls Heads, Bodies,
and Arms, at O. P. Welles' Orockerv and 99c store.
Childrens Books, Small and Large, l owest Pri
ces. at C. P. Welles'Crockery and IKtc store.
CHABI.ES AKKNS has taken the Barber Shop late
ly occupied by PATTINANTO, in Patton Block, and
solicits a share of public patronage. He is an ex
perienced barber and understands no branches of
Now Majolica at C. P. WeII CM' Crockery and 99c
FOR SALE—A small engine and boiler. In
quire of P. M. COOLIJAUGH, at Means' foun
The lady who left her seal-skin muff at C,
S. Fitch's confectionery store on Saturday,
can find it there.
Kerosene Burners for Oil Lanterns at C
P. WELLES' Crockery 90c store.
To LET —The large store now occupied by
the Post Office. Will be vacant January t.
Dec. 27. L. ELSBREE.
Chains and Lockers In endless variety, com
prising all the new styles, at ED MOUILLESS
50 all C'hrotno Cards sent post paid for 10
cents, with name. Address, F. P. Carnochan,
Fashionable Card Printer. Towanda, Pa.
Christmas Cards, New Year Cards, Birth
day, Wedding and Condolence Cards, at
For the finest line of smokers goods for
Christmas presents, go to John Sullivan's on
Biidgest. dec. 19—2w.
Books by eminent authors and Poets, in
the finest bindings suitable for holiday pres
ents, at WIIITCOMB'S.
C. L, S. C.—The attention of the Circle is
called to the article on Oriental and Greek
Sculpture, in January number of the Centu
ry, (Scribner's Magazine.)
CHAS. 11. WRIGHT, Pres.
The Five Cent Store is now receiving an
innnens stock of fall and winter goods and
the enterprising proprietors invite the public
to call and examine.
Large invoice of foreign and domestic wines
and liquors expressly adapted to the holiday
trade, just received at John Sullivan's, No. 4,
Hale's block, Bridge st. dec. 19—2w.
A large assortment of neat Stationery, just
received Jewel Boxes, Work Boxes, Toilet
and Nail sets in plush and leather Goods
at Whitcomb's Book Store. No trouble to
Any industrious, practical farmer, with a
small capital, can hear of an opportunity to
buy a farm on terms which will enable him
to pay for ot out of the profits. For partieu
ars enquire at this office.
POWELL & CO.,
Now offer some Great Bargains in Table
Linens, a very large lot of which they
have just received, consisting of
and Half Bleached,
in different qualities
A large lot of Turkey Red
Tablings, at much less than they
have ever sold them.
A large assortment of Towels
in all sizes and quantities. Dam
ask, lluck, Honey comb, Turk
ish Bath, etc.
Table Napkins, Bleached and
Half Bleached, in Great variety
and all sizes.
All of which they have bought
much below their value, and
which they now offer at greater
bargains than ever before.
Towanda, Pa., Dec. 30, 'Bl.
From this date and until further notice,
we have resolved to sell out our entire
stock of Heavy Winter Goods, Overcoats,
Boots and Shoes, at cost, in order to
make room for our large Spring and Sum
mer stock, at the Great Boston Clothing
House, just opcued in Meaus' Block,
Plain and Ornamental Painter,
AND PAPER HANGER.
All work in his line promptly executed on shor
notice. From long experience both in city and
country, he prides himself on being able to suit the
E VANS & IIILDUETII.
3 v an i c ' J
Offer a large and attractive stock
at very low prices, which you
are invited to call and examine.
Also, a complete assortment of
Fancy Goods suitable for the
Silk Handkerchiefs, Linen &
Embroider}*, II alld k e rchiefs,
Spanish Ties and Fichues, Hos
iery*, Gloves, Underwear.
For the balance of the year
will sell Shawls, Cloaks and
Furs regardless of Cost and
Seasonable Dress Goods much
'Cloths suitable for Ladies
Ulsters, also Gents. Suitings, un
laundried Shirts, Socks, Silk <£
Linen Handkerchiefs, in fact
every thing pertaining to Ladies
or Gent* Wardrobe.
EVANS & IIILDRETH.
QTEDGE'S TONIC FOR TIIE
A sure aire for Dandruff and all other
diseases ot trie Scalp. Stops the liair
from falling out; invigorates the hair
nerves; cleanses the hair perfectly and
gives it a beautiful and healthy gloss tha
cannot be obtained without itt use.
Manufactured sold by
E. V. STEDGE,