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VOLUME 111, NO. nS. LOCALS. Persona!. .1. E. PRICE of Flint, Mich., is visiting his brother-in-law. CIIAS, MORGAN, on Pine -t. J. P>. .TUDD. Esq., Superintendent of Con struction on the X. A . 1A W. IE I*., 8p nit Christmas at his home in this place. BELLE SPALDING is visiting her grand mother in Canton. Miss LUCY PACKARD and Miss ANNIE BENNETT are visiting friends in Canton. Rev. Mr ENDS returned to New York to close up liis a flairs and will return sometime this week. Mrs. E. is the guest of Col. and Mrs ME\NS while the Itectory is being put m ord-T. PATCH & TRACY terminated their co-part nership v< sierda Mr. TRACY will continue the business here. El) LYNCH will remain with him. Mr. PA TCH will get liis new store at Sayre in speration sometime next month. Mr. C. P. (r ARKISON, principal of the Terrytown academy, received upon a Christ mas tree a beautiful gold pen with ivorv hol er —a present from liis pupils. It is pleasant to lie thus remembered. We are indebted to Mr. W. A. PLUMMER for our report of the Teachers' Institute. The Dushorc Review says Dr. T. B. JOHN SON, of this place was in that town Sunday 011 a professional visit. WARD MANDF.RVILJ.E and DEAVITT WOLF, twoprominnt v. e.-irrn Bradfonl republicans, made us a pleasant call yest.erdav. Air. W. is attending the Teachers' Institute. The lecture by L. M. IIALL, PXq., before the Teachers'lnstitute last evening was lis tened to with wrapt attention by the large audience and w s pronounced by all present a masterly cflbrt. beautifully illustrating bis ' theme —the puw< r and beauty of our language. A tire in Alliens last evening destroyed MESSKTH'S livery stable, The County Commissioners have been sued by a colored man at Canton because they "scaled" an exorbitant bill for outside relief for a pauper. The clerk of the Brockton House, Brock ton, Mass., Mr. Alfred S. Backus, writes that lie was almost immediately cured by St. .Ja cobs Oil, of a severe ease of rheumatism. On the first of January the post office will be moved into the north store of Mercur block. The room is being fitted up and in many respects the new location will be much more convenient for both the. postmaster and the public. C. L. S. o.—The attention of the Circle is called to the article on Oriental and Greek Sculpture, in January number of the Centu ry, iScribner's Jfae/azine.) On AS. 11. WRIGHT, Pres. INSTITUTE NOTES.— County Supt. f O.\ss of Tioga eountv, was present at the Insti tute Mondav night. Prof. L>. C. THOM AS of the State Normal school. Mansfield, was in attendance at the Institute on Monday evening. We have received and read with much in terest a tract entitled •• A plain Review of the Rev. Dr. LITTLE DALE'S Tract on Real Pres ence." The "Review" is from the trenchant pen of U"V. B. J. DOUGLASS, formerly Roc tor of Christ Church in this place. It very clearly refutes the un-Protestaut doctrine held liy,a portion of the Episcopal church, and is worthy a wide circulation. We thank the author for writing it. The ALFRED J. KNlGM rcntertainment ad vertised for Friday evening will be one of tho finest performances ever given here. It has requi' ed great effort on the part of the managers to ■••.ire the company. We hope our people will evidence their appreciation of the pains taken bv Mr. ("ROSS mid the artistic merit of t ; i' celebrated artists, by an over flowing house. Tickets at IvIRBY 8 this morning. THE EVENT OF THE SEASON. —'The engage ment of the talented young artiste, MISS FLOR ENCE RICHMOND, supported by the superb Madison Square Dramatic Company, at Mer cur llall. Jan. 2d and 3d. in the most popular of all modern nlavs. " Led Astray." We feel confident that a full house will welcome Miss RICHMOND and her excellent company in their initial vMt toourcity. ' nil particulars will ho given in the bills of the dav. Seats can be reserved three davs in advance, at KIRBY'S drug store. Prof. MARSHALL, who is to lecture in Mer cur llall tins evening. is pronounced oue of the most instructive and entertaining geot'e- TOWANDA, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1881. men now 0111 ho lecture platform. Superin tendent RYAN lias secured liis services at a large expense and our citizeus owe it tothcm selves to see that he is reimbursed. Every ticket should be taken* The holding of the Institute here is of no small interest to the business men of Towanda. A selfish feeling then if not desire for intellectual improve ment, should ensure a full house. Tickets for sale at KIKBY'S. Roll of honor of the Shcshequm school, Third District, for the month ending Dec. 10. Neither absent nor tardy duringbthcmonth. Howard Litzicman. Thadeus Litzicman. Herbert Gardner. John Tompkins, Lida Al lyn, Maud Ayer. Maud Smith. Cynthia Tomp kins, Fr.mkie Watkins. Nellie McDonald, Gracie AlcDonald, Lottie Marshall, Grace Elsbree. Meritorious conduct,—Herbert Gardner, Peter Wolfe. "Ward Watkins. Perly Rodgers, Howard Litzleman. Frank M Gore. Ora Gill ett. Grace Elsbree. Nellie McDonald.Cynthia Tompkins Frankie Wood, Lottie Marshall. W.M. P. IIORTON, Teacher. FAMILY GATHERING.— Mr. JESSE BROWN of Sheshequin has invited lii> five brothers and two sisters to visit'him 011 Tuesday, Jan uary 3. We hope they may all be able to be there, as they are all aged people and will probably never have another opportunity of meeting together in this life. The arrange ments are being made by Mr. CHAIIT.ES I. BROWN and will include a sumptuous dinner. The parties are expected to remain over the night and the invitations include husbands and wives. Mr. BROWN is nearly ninety, and though somewhat infirm physically, enjoys vigorous mental faculties. Officer SHERMAN 011 Tuesday 1 a<t arrested CHARLES RANDOLPH for the murder of CHARLES BUTTON, on July 23d. 011 the Paine road between Wyalusing and Dusli re. He also had in custody FRED. WATTLE/' GEORGE DYER and FRANK GIBUS, also said to be implicated. The bearing was held be fore Justice WILLLSTON. who last evening discharged all the censed, the testimony ex onerating them from any blame for the kill ing of BUTTON, whom it was shown was the party at fault. The action was brought by tho father of the d cea-ed, who claimed that he could produce evidence sufficient to prove it a ease of murder.— Athens (laz. The defendants were represented by B M. PECK and < V . D. KINNEY, Esqs. of tbi> place. TOWANDA RIFLE RANGE.— The silver dol lar match, Monday, Dee. 20. was largely pat ronized. notwithstanding the rain and mist; the mist, however, was most troublesome, and few of the men escaped tho magpie, though the general practice, weathf 1 consid ered, was looked upon as most satisfactory. Four of the competitors shot close and steady —EDSON and M,PHEROX making a close tight for the honors. As it was left for the last shot to decide the victory. On the las' round EDSON hold one point of vantage, and the men were all anxious. The round closed for seven centres; EDSON was the vicior witbjustone point to spare. The scores of the dav were: Edson 4 5 4 5 4—22 M'Phcrson 4 5 4 4 4—21 Row man 4 4 4 4 4—20 Wilt 4 4 3 5 4—20 Walker jr 4 3 4 4 4—lo Calligan 5 4 3 3 4—lo Grady 2 4 3 3 4—lo Vargason 4 3 3 2 2 —14 Nutt 3 4 3 0 3—13 A SAD OCCURRENCE —On Saturday even ing last, as LYMAN B. SPEAKER and family consisting of liis mother, wife, a son about 14 years of age. a child of 5 years and a hired girl, were returning from the church where Christmas eve services had been held in con nection with a Christmas tree, in crossing the Loval Sock creek, the boat capsized from some cause and the entire party wore thrown into the creek, which at Ibis point is quite deep and the current rapid. Owing to the exertions of the partv Mrs. SARAH SPEAKER. Air. SPEAKER and the hired girl wore saved, hut Mrs. SPEAKER and the two children were drowned. The bodies of the children were found soon after, near where the accident oc curred, but the body of Airs. SPEAKER was not found until Sunday afternoon, and was some distance down five creek. Mas.'SPEAKER was a woman of rare acennipllchments. hospitable, entertaining and always interested in the welfare of those near her. JOHN, the eldest, child, we remem ber as a bright, intelligent studious school bov, who carried with him an air of manliness seldom met with in a boy of his age. This blow falls'with great severity upon the kind husband and father who is thus bereft in a single hour of an estimable wife and two dear children. The heartfelt sympathy of all is extended to him in this hour of afflic tion.— Dushove Review. To LET —The larso store now occupied hv the I'o<! Office. Will be vacant January 1. DEC. 27. L. ELSBREE. ALFRED J. A^:V Assisted by the following Miss KATE PERCY DouciJks, Miss JENNIE DICKERON, - - SIGNOR A. MQNTEGRIFFO, (late FRIDA MERCU Tickets at Kirb HOE ID A ED. MOUILL THE WAT Has greatly increased his goods for Holiday Presents. lie Ims a full assortmcu of Ladies Watches, Swiss and American, GOLD Gold Spectacles. Sterling Silver Ware. Roger s Celebrated Sil Clocks of all dis The finest 'Gold Low Prices. Everything gu Everything Engraving clone by IM TTO^ 9 S Corner There is a great freshet in the West Branch. Guifeau was unusually quiet yesterday. Dr. McDonald of New York testified that he considered him sane and entirely re sponsible. Nineteen men were killed by a myste rious explosion on a vessel which they were unloading at West Point, Va., yes terday. The vessel was damaged to the extent of SOO,OOO. Gold Spectacles and Eye Glasses at Ilendelman's Clocks of all descriptions at Ilendelman's. Brick for sale. Enquire of J. T. Hale, at torney at law. SAKE FOR SALE —Fire-proof, Combination Lock. Inquire of W. J. YOUNG. M. Ilendelman has the finest stock of Brace p;ts in town. Go to Ottarson's for yeur Eoot Rests, Ottomans, Sofa Pillows, Easy Chairs, etc. WANTED —By an English laundress, family washings. Plenty of water and good drying ground. M. G. BENNETT. Second house above the Circus Ground, Bridge street, Towanda, Pa. LOST, Saturday evening somewhere on Poplar street or on Main street or York ave nue below E. T. Fox's, a Gold Bracelet.— Finder will he directed to the owner on call-; ing at this office. FOR SALE —An established and flourishing mer cantile business in Towanda Boro. A rare chance for investment- For particulars apply at this of lice. The best watches made for s :1 le at En. MOUILLESSEA UX'S. Holiday Goods selected with great care at Whitcomb's Rook Store. Uendelman buys all of his goods direct from the Manufacturers in large quantities which enables him to sell goods way down. PRICE ONE CENT. KNIGHT, IMPERSONATOR artists from New York city : ------- Soprano. ------ - Contralto. ofStrakosch Italian Opera Co.), Tennor. JS T G, Dec, R HALL, y's Drug Store. Y GOODS. ESSEAUX, CHMAKEK stock, and is daily receiving new and Gentlemen's GOLD and SILVER Sr SILVER Jewelery in the latest style. vcr Plated Flat tie Hollow Ware. crip Hons. line of Foley s Celebrated BANK Pens, and Pencils. The BEST in use. aranteed. new. Call and be convinced. himself on short notice ! ttlsOCK, Main and Bridge Street. TOWANDA, PA. FOR RENT. Two dwelling houses in the First Ward for rent. O. D. KINNEY. Rooms suitable for small family, t* let, LA centre of town. Enquire at this office. You will save money by buying your Jewelry of Hcndelman. NEW BLACKSMITH SHOPI Having rented DODGE'S SHOP, on Park street, I invite the patronage of my friends and the public. lam prepared to do everything in the line of BLACKBMITIIING. Heavy work, Horse Shoeing. Wagon Ironing and Mill Picks, specialties. Prices reasonable. Dec 19, CIIAS. MORGAN. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. mt LECTURE BY "WONDERLAND", or The New Na tional Park. MERCUR HALL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, Dec. 28, 'Bl . Brilliantly Illustrated with Dissolving Views, b an Oxy-Hydrogen Stereoptiean! "Worth a score of otdinary lectures."— Rev. B. I A". Puree O. P. in Zions Herald. "Unsurpassed by any lecture ever given in St. I Louis.''— St. Louis Globe. ••Four thousand people were in the ball before ' eight o'clock. Several times the lecturer had to j request the audience to restrain its applause that ihe might go,on with the lecture."— N. Y. Herald.