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Tlie JOaily Review
Towanda, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. I, 1881.
(i MPatty Kewinc" only M 5 cent* per
month, fey it,
ALL HALLOWEEN.— Hiilhveeu was opened
last evening by many of our young people,
but we presume most of them are ignorant
of the origin and meaning of the festival,
and we append a short sketch which they
will read with interest:
"From the earliest times men haye been
trying to look ahead. The ancient Egyptians
had oracles where their gods were supposed
to answer the questions of men by dreams
and Other ways: the ancient Greeks" also had
famous oracles, whicli people came from far
oir lands to consult; the Romans killed certain
fowlsor animals, and guessed at the future
by the appearance of their internal organs;
the Hebrews and the Babylonians bad their
own peculiar ways of finding out what was
going to happen. The world has not yet out
grown the longing to look ahead. The Hin
doo to-day sets a lamp afloat on his sacred
river, and judges of the future by the time It
burns; the Chinaman consults bis "wise
men," who pretend to understand signs: the
ignorant African takes notice of the cries of
birds and animals? the English, not very
long ago, tried to learn by help of what they
call witches, and spiritualists even now believe
the predictions of a medium. No serious at
tempt to look into the future has been made
for a long time by intelligent pceple. and the
old customs have become a frolicksome try
ing of "charms," especially on one night of
the year. It is curious enough that the
night selected is the eve of the festival of All
Saints, which was established in the seventh
century by a Pope of Home in honor of all
the saints who had 110 particular day assign
ed to them. The Romans brought this festi
val to England; there it became All Hallows,
and the evening before it Hallow-even or Hal
low'en, and that was the night sacred to
charms and games.
In the seventeenth century England gave up
the night to frolicking and feasting. Nuts
and apples were plenty from one end of the
Island to the other, and "nut-crack night"
was the name given to it. Tll. Britain, the
revels were for fun. such as diving for apples
floating in a tub of water, and. of course,
getting yerv wet; or trying to snatch in the
teeth an apple 011 the end of a stick which
had a lighted candle nt. the oilier end. and be
ing hung bv a string, could he spun around
very fast, so that the players often seized the
candle instead of the fruit; or a playful for
tune telling by naming nuts roasting them in
the lire, and watching their 0 ndiief when
heated—whether they burned steadily, or
lli-w away, or burst, with a loud noise, each
movement of the nut being of great impor
tance. One 11111 test was tried bv and mix
ing together a walnut, hazel nut. and nut
meg, making into pills, with butter and su
gar. and swallowing them on going to bed.
Wonderful dreams would follow (which
w as not. surprising.)
In superstitions Scotland, the night was
given entirely to serious and sometimes
frightful attempts to poer-into the future bv
means of charms. One wuv of trying for
tune was to throw a hall of blue varn out of
a window and wind it into a ball again from
tlie oilier end. Near the last something would
hold it fast, when the .winder must ask, "Who
holds?" The answer would name one who
was to have importance in Ihe questioner's
future. Another Scotch custom was "pull
ing kale-stalks." A young person went blind
folded into tlie garden, pulled up the first,
kale or cabbage stalk lie touched, and carried
it into the house. The whole future was read
from that stalk; the size indicated the stat
ure of the future partner in life; the quality
of earth at the roots shoved the amount, of
his or her fortune; the taste of the pith
showed what the temper would be; and when
the stalk was placed over the door the first
name of the person entering was the fated
name. The Island of Lewes, 011 the coast of
Scotland, had some curious customs. Young
women made a "dumb cake," and baked it
before the lire with certain ceremonies, in
perfect silence, expecting to 'see wonders;
and the people also sacrificed to a sea-god
called Shomr, throwing a eun of ale into the
sea, and calling 011 him to give them plenty
of so 1-weed to enrich their ground. In
another Seoth trial, a girl would go into a
barn, holding a winnowing sieve, iind stand
alone, with both doors open, to see her fate.
The fashion of trying charms is now pearly
outgrown among English-speaking people.
It survives in America as a pleasant frolic for
a social gathering. In our own day young
people sow hemp-seed, eat apples l>"fore the
glass, go down the cellar stairs backward,
holding a candle and a mirror. Thev also
pop chestnuts, launch walnut shells, holding
tapers, and trv the "Ihreo-snuecr" test of the
future. In some cities, the hoys 011 Hollow
e'oll collect old ten-kettlcs. hoots, large stones
etc., and deposit, them in clean vestibules,
ringing the door-bell and running away.
Thus the 31st, of October —set apart by a
pope as a religious festival—became in super
stitious times. " The "Witches' Night;" cross,
ed the ocean as a season for frolics, and ends
with a street-hov'B jok?.
TION*. —The next meeting of the Bradford
County Teachers' Association will !>e held at
Monroeton. November llt.li and 12tli, com
mencing at 10 o'clock 'a. m. The following
program of exercises will be presented:
Address—Rev. C. T. Ilallowell.
School Etiquette—A. I). Albert.
School Examinations etc.— W. 11. Benedict.
Composition Writing, etc. —C W. Sheldon
The Globe in the School-room—E. A.
Participles and Infinitives —A. F. Bronson.
Square and Cube Root —J. C. Ingham.
Oral Geography—Miss F. DeLano.
Class Drill—Miss L Magi!).
1. What can be done to induce Directors
and Patrons to give more help to teachers?
2. What, suggestions have teachers to offer
in regard to the County Institute?
3. What can be done to make the work of
our Common schools more practical than it
at present seems to be?
4. Is the practice of giving reward cards
and other prizes as incentives to pupils a
wise and commendable one?
5. Is any change from the present mode of
examining and licensing teachers advisable!.
The exercises will be interspersed with
music, and by declamation or recitations by
Frank Lyon, Julia S Hawes, May Alden
Hattie Yangorder, Mary Bowman, Lottie
Payne, and Ilallie Dodge.
The committee on entertainment, arrange
ments, etc., are Dr. O. 11. Rockwell, L. L
Lyon. M. A. Craumer, John Bockwell, Mrs.
Daniel Huntiy, Mrs. Dr. Hull, Miss Mary
Satterlee and Miss Stella Yangorder.
This being the annual meeting the Associa
tion will elect officers for the coming year.
It is hoped that there will be a large turn out
of teachers and friends.
E. T. BURGAN, President.
li. C. GREEN, Secretary.
" Plantation drops" and fresh taffy at C. S.
Star cough drops, pleasant 10 take a<ul sure
cure, at FITCH'S.
stend of being H tumped out—for sale ut (J F.
WKLLSE' Crockery store.
Christies* celebrated Count Oysters, the best in
the market, for side at the " Senate." Served in all
styles and retailed. Oet. 8, 1881,
FOR SALE CHEAP.—A "Good Morning
Range, a foot turning lathe, and a foot jig
saw, also three heating stoves. N. P. IIICKS.
Frttzer Axle Grease.—One trial will convince you
that it is tlie best. Ask your dealer l'or tlie Frazer
Axle Grease, and take 110 other. Every box has
our trade mark on.
ducements are ollcred you by the BURLING
TON ROUTE. It will pay you to read their
advertisement to bo found elsewhorc in tlii
Any industrious, practical farmer, with a
small capital, can hear of tin opportunity to
buy a farm on terms which will enable hint
to pay for ot out of the profits. For partieu*
ars enquire at this office.
About the busiest place in town is the Five
Cent Store. The designation, by tlie way, is
a misnotuer. It should be called the Bazaar,
as it contains almost everything; articles from
tin; lowest to the highest, price. It is a favor
ite resort for the ladies. One of the ftrm
goes to New York this week to buy new
- - • -#>-
Pomona Grange, No. 23, P. of 11., composed of
Bradford and Sullivan counties, will hold its next
regular Quarterly meeting at the Ilall of Spring
Hill Grange, No. ITS, on Thursday, November 3rd,
1881, at one o'clock, I*. M. Those going by Hail
Road will leave at Wyalusing where conveyances
will be in waiting. A general attendance is reques
ted, as business of importance is to bo transacted,
together with the election of officers for the ensuing
year. Evening session will be open, and all are in
vited to attend.
mviailT KKI.LUJf, Sec'y.
Towanda, Oet. 3, ISBI.
The Five Cent Store is now receiving an
immens stock of fall and winter goods and
tlie enterprising proprietors invite the public
to call and examine.
Crystal Lodge. No ">7, Knights of Honor of
this place, have reduced their initiation fee
from SIO.OO to $5.00. This Lodge now has a
membership of over 90 members, composed
of our best citizens, and pays to the Widows
and Orphan's Benefit Fund at each assess
ment over SIOO. It gives its members an in
surance of $2,000, which has cost on an aver
age, since the foundation of the order, $ll.OO
per vear and pays a sick benefit of $:5 per
week in case of sickness or disability. This
Order has actually paid to Widows and Or
phans since 1873, the sum of $4,440,000. For
full particulars call on or address Jxo. 11.
KITTKUDGE, Reporter, or any member of the
RAGS taken in exchange for goods at the 5 cent
Car loads of new goods now being received at the
Five Cent Store.
I have bought and used the New Era Washer five
days in the week lor the past five weeks and am
satisfied it will do all that is claimed for it. It is
the Lady's Friend. The more I use it the better 1
like it. Mrs. E. ONAN.
LAWKENCE HALLOKAN, the old reliable and skil
ful SHOE MAKER is again "on deck," and wishes
to inform his customers and the public that here
after, in "rain or shine," he will be found at ids
post ready to do all work in his line in the best
manner and on short notice, Shop in rear of the
REVIEW olllce.
THE NEW ERA WASHER!— Give it a trial.
It does the washing cleau, in one fourth the
262-4w . L. S. BLASDELL, Agent.
FLOWER POTS —.Job lot, Pots worth 12c for
9c, or $1 a doz. Pots, worth 15 cents for 12 cents.
Pots worth 18 cents for 13 cts. Pots worth 25 eta.
for 15 cts. Also Common and Fancy Flower and
Calla Pots, at C. P. WELLES' Crockery Store.
"What everybody wants is the best organ for
the least amount of money: Therefore every
body wants the Burdett; and when you've
said that, you've told the whole story."
So say the brightest and busiest organ
dealers "throughout the land, who are furn
ishing this matchless instrument to a musica
public, which is rapidly learning to distinguish
its marvellously pure and beautiful voice
from that which is not music. For sale by
J. A. Manville, No. 3 Bridge St., Towanda.
On and after Monday next, Oct. 24, our store will
close at 7:30 p. m., excepting Saturday evening
when it will he open until 9 o'clock.
Oct. 20. A. 1). DYE & CO-
Any one having CARPETS to weave will find it
to their advantage to call on Mrs. Fox, in Carroll's
block. All kinds of Carpet woven in the Best man -
ner and on short notice.
THE VERY LATEST— StyIes in men's, chil
dren's and boys' suits, overcoats and fur
nishing goods can be found at Jacob's Cloth
ing House as ho has just opened an immense
stock of Fall and Winter goods.
One Horse,
One Cow,
O, A. BLACK, Agt., Towanda.
Cups and Saucers with Portraits ofMr. and Mrs
GARFIELD at C. P. Welles' Crockery Store.
a number of dwelling houses for rent or for sale
on easy terms. Also, eligible and desirable build
ing Lots which will lie sold on long credit to per
sons desiring to build.
Oct. 17. 1881. L. ELSBREE.
WANTED —Furnished room and hoard for small
family, for the winter. Inquire at this office.
The march of imorovoment has brought us to the
time when old logy machinery has to take a back
seat. This is verified by tlie success of the" New
Davis" Sewing Machine, will) its "Vertical Feed.',
Whereever it has been introduced hosts of admi
ring friends sound its praise. Gdys.3!)
One Cook stove.
One Heating stove, suitable for coal or wood,
o. A. BLACK, Weston st.
WINDOW POLKS-Corniees and Rings, at c7i\*
WELLES' Crockery store.
Seller's Liver Pills," have been the standard rem
edy for malaria, Liver complaints, eostiveness, etc.
for fitly years-
Tumors, erysipelas, mercurial di-eases, scrofula,
and general debility cured by Dr. Lindscy's lllood
Having rooms in my father's house on Main st
(where Andrew Noble used to live) 1 would res
pectfuliy inform the ladies of Towanda and vicin
ity, that 1 am prepared to do all kinds of work in
the T'ress-inaking line to the entire satisfaction of
all who may favor tne with their patronage. CUT
'] ING AND FITTING a specialty.
Sept. 20, 1881. ALICE SIIAW.
CIIABI.ES AKENS lias 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 all branches of
the business.
LOST, on W ednesday October 19th, in Towanda
borough a brown beaver overcoat, with velvet col
lar. Pair of dog skin aiul cloth gloves in pocket-
Pindar will be liberally rewarded on leaving at this
The Sugar Creek Mills are now turning out the
best of fiour, meal nnd feed. Our " new process"
buckwheat fiour is hard to heat. All orders left ai
mill or sent through post office will receive prompt
attention. W. X. FOSTER.
Oct. 27, 1881.
C. L. S. C. —Tim attention of the mem
hers of the Circle is called to an article on
Art in the first No. of the Century Serihtier's
Magazine, Venus of MCIQS.
CAAS. if. WRIGHT, Pres't.
s >i\ Peck's -Artificial Eiii* Drums
Xha Natural Drum. Always in position, but invisible others. All conversation ,'n '' (
heard distinctly. We refer to tli*se using them. Send for descriptive circular wit , 8
Oct. 18, 1881. Address H. 1\ K. I'ECK ,Sc CO., 8531 ,5 ' mo ' ,itK
vvo ivliOA D ,VA v, X* V
*1 B
"My Wayward Pardner," for $2 at Whitcomb'
j Book Store.
We are still sellingPurc Milk at FIVE CENTS
Per Quart. IT. ELBBREE.
Silver Plated Napkin Kings for TEN Cents at C.
P. Welles' Crockery and 99c Store.
NKSTOR, of the Senate, lias the " run " on
1 cigars now. lie is having manufactured
expressly for his own trade the "Senate"
i brand, of cigar, which is very popular with
lovers of the " weed." Good judges pro
i uounce it equal in flayor to the best Ifuva •
Two dwelling houses in the First Ward
for rent. O. D. KINNEY.
Rooms suitable for small family, to let, in centre
of town. Enquire at this office.
I Under this head ice will insert FREE, notices of
situations or help wanted.
Good Bench men, and machine men wanted to
work in furniture factory. Also two wood turners
, | FROSTS SONS, Towanda, Pa.
Two good farm hands wanted, to work by the
I ; '"onth. W. J. DBLPEUCH, Horn Brook, Pa.
! A change of weather means a change of CLOTHES I
' u y I" n T e °d of Overcoats, Business and Dress
th and Children's Shoes, will tind
l tN G HOLSE, just opened in Means* Block, Main
street, Towanda, Pa.
• Oct. 11. 1881.
Ihe celebrated Stallion has returned to his sta
bles in this place where he may be found. TIKMS
—Same as heretofore.
Oct. 21, 1881. D. DEWITT.
| DISSOLUTION. —The copartnership
' ! J— ✓heretofore existing under the firm name of G
! A
Ihe undersigned will continue th# milling and
firm" 88 a9 formerly conducted by the late
<• }, ' Kin^ n 8 you for past favors, I would resuect
fully ask your contiaued patronege.
Coal Yard
j r lhe tilute Line and Sul
Itoau i{cut Road Company
j Will openu their New Coal Yard at
j the old Overtoil basin, for the Sale of
ail kinds of Coal on
I 1> town office will be at the Coal Yard
I Down town office, at the Central Ex'
press office.
Prices will be as follows :
■ j fxvwie, per ton.
; t .-** 1 53 '
'■Barge Stove, *"SO "
Wore, ' ;$ 73 u
•IVf, 11 7.* "
Smutt Q u
• /I 33
lilt} C cuts per ton additional for cart-
I uge.
October G, ISSI.

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