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The Potter Jotkrnal
COUDERSPORT, PA.. Jan. 17,1873
As announced in the first issue of
the combined JOURNAL and ITEM, it
is this week presented to the public
in its enlarged form. The press is
new, the type clear, and we think that
the beauty and careful accuracy of
the workmanship will commend it to
all readers. It will be the aim of
everv one connected with the paper
to make it a credit to the County and
a help to all the interests ot the com
munity. a s well as a welcome visitor
in every family. /
We hope that all our friends who
may have something to say to the
public will feel that the JOURNAL is a
suitable and creditable avenue ofcom
nnuiieation, and that they will assist,
by their free use of it, in m iking it so.
With a cordial greeting to all for
mer patrons of tue POTTER JOURNAL
and of the ITEM, and a hearty hand-;
shake to all old friends of the JouK-j
NAL of manv years ago, we joyfully
* j
•'Once more, old friend.-, we meet
lliiLAUixrniA. PA.. .Liny. (', 1873.
DEAR .DIURNAL: AS the Constitu
tional Convention will re-assemble in
this city to-niorrow at 12 o'clock, in., ■
and be in session for some months, |
1 propose to communicate to your
readers some of the most interesting
proceedings of that body, and of such
other items as seem to be worth no j
1 left Ooudersport Jany. 2, in the :
afternoon, in company with Judge;
Jones, who was on his way to Harris
burg to enter upon his duties as the
Representative of our District. Mr
Drown, of the Raker House, took io
over to "Keating Summit," (why did 1
the R. It. C'o. substitute that name
for the appropriate one of Forest j
House heretofore given to that place?) !
iu just two hours and ten minutes—■
and it wasn't a good day for travel-j
iug, either. This shows that Drown ;
knows how to drive a horse as well !
as "how to keep hotel."
We arrived at the Summit a few
minutes before the "local freight," on
the arrival of which we fully realized
the revolution which has taken place
in our affairs in consequence of the
constructs, u of the 15., N. V. & l'hila.
Railway, .is Engine No. 5, with one
passenger and two freight cars attach-,
ed, came gracefully round the curve, ;
1 took oil' my hat and bowed with I
grateful deference to the new Queen;
and as the train moved off", leaned
hack in the cosy seat of the elegant
c : !i. and .-aid to myself, "this is
nice!" and we had a nice ride to Eiu
p< i inm.
Vi e to<>k the local freight because
we were informed that the mail train
might not arrive at Emporium in time
to make connection with the train on
the T. A E. due at Emporium at (i.lo.
1 in pe the officers of the P., N. V.
A I*. R. W. v\ iil lose no time in amend
ing their time-table. Their mail train
g ing south should pass I'< it Alle
gany at least two hours earli'>r than
i* now does. This change will cer
tainly be to the interest of the busi
ness men of Rull'alo and to the Road
The local freight should leave Em
porium on the arrival of the exj ress
on the I'. A E. so thai pas-engei's for
t' e l.orlh could go >n immediately,
instead of being "I ]lg>d to wait six
li ins, as at present. Should this
e age 1 e made it is very probable
that Pullman would soon run his
Sleeping ceaeli from Philadelphia to
l'urtnh , rit, I mpoiium, to the ureal
comfort of all persons travelling l
Pot ?cr ami McKoan. This new roaii
iu> a";ready improved the circum
stances of our people very consider
ably. It can add to its own prosper
ity, ami still lurther improve the con
dition ol our own people, by making
the changes in its time-table herein
In my. next I liopt to be able to an
nounce that the Convention is fairly
at work.
The long adjournment lias resulted
jiut as predicted by those opposed
to it—in just nothing. . . .
I'liiUUtapliia, Jany. li, 1873. {
DEAR JOURNAL: The Constitution
al Convention met at noon in the Hall
prepared for it by the city of Phila
delphia, in Npruce street near Sixth.
The City has acted very liberally in
this matter. It purchased a Presby
terian church at a cost of £ 58,000 and
has expended some $ 25,UU0 to re
model ami furnish it in a convenient
and comfortable manner. Jt is, in
i truth, as well furnished as the most
fastidious could desire. There are
1 eight large comrufftee-rooms, a post
ollice, coat-rooin, wash-room and a
good-sized reception-room—all com
pleted, lighted, warmed and furnished
with comfortable seats and lounges.
Nevertheless, 1 think it was a great
mistake to adjourn to this city. If
the Convention had remained in ses
sion at Harrisburg until the 24th of
Decemlier. it could have completed
half its labors by that time. A Meth
odist church as large and commodious
as this building was offered to the
Convention at Harrisburg; an ex
penditure of $ 5000 would have pre
pared it completely and comfortably;
and the work of the Convention could
have gone on to completion early in
the spring. The adjournment to this
City was unfortunate for many rea
| sons. It suspended the work of the
Convention just as the delegates were
prepared for making progress, and it
has taken the lirst week at Philada.
to come up to the condition it was in
at the adjournment—so that nearly
two months of time has been almost
entirely lost.
Then again, a large number of in
fluential delegates live in and near this
City, with their private business and
pleasures, interfere seriously with the
work of the Convention; so much so
that I have no doubt the expenses of
the Delegates will be increase at least
one-third by the adjournment to the
City, and that of the State quite as
much. If the City Delegates would
follow the example of the energetic
President of the Convention there j
would he no occasion for complaint,
for he is always at the post of duty, 1
and not a moment of time is lost on
his account.
Very little has been done this week
but the important committees have
held short sessions every day, at which
there has been a comparison of views,
and many propositions submitted.
The Committee on Suffrage, Elec
tions and Representations have re
ported in favor of changing the time
of holding the general election to the
same time as that of the presidential
election. 1 judge, from what 1 hear
Delegates say, that this recommenda
tion will be adopted by the Conven- ■
tion, and yet it is too early to speak
very confidently of what will be done
in the end.
A large majority of the Delegates
undoubtedly desire to remedy the de
fects in the present Constitution. 11 't
in spite of the eulogies of some lead
ing newspapers. 1 doubt if this Con
vention is very much above the ave
rage Legislature in its devotion to
the interests of the public. Unless I
am greatly mistaken there are a good
many delegates in tiiis Convention
who place their own ease and conven
ience far above the duties they owe
to the public. There arc a good many
others who do not intend there shall
be any reform whatever. Some of
these last are among the ablest mem
liers present, and it is because of this
that 1 am not sanguine as to results.
II iwever, 1 believe a majority of the
convention will faithful }' discharge
the duty resting upon them, and will
propose amendments preventing spe
cial legislation, preventing hasty leg
islation. and increasing tlie efficacy
of the Judicial departments of the
State. ...
School Kt porta.
\\ e have received the report of the
State Superintendent of Common
Schools and of Soldiers' Orphan
1 he former shows a large increase
in the number and quality of the
schools of the State, in a steady in
crease of the number in attendance on
them for eight years past until 1*72.
—when there was a decrease in the
average number of pupils of 31.505,
owing to the prevalence of smallpox
in many towns, by which many schools
were temporarily broken up. Since
IS7I the number of graded schools
has been increased by 3f14, with a
slight addition to the number of coun
ty superintendents, and to the pay of
teachers; but the whole expenses for
the department have been lessened by
$23,5845 which has been mostly oc
casioned by there being less building
ol school-houses.
There are now six Normal Schools
and four others will soon be added,
one of which will be at Lock Haven.
The State appiopr a ions to Normal
Schools for building purposes, library
and apparatus amounts to over $1 90,-
OUO, and in aid of students to over
$94,000. The Superintendent urges
with much force the providing of
means of technical education, and he
quotes with regard to this, as well as
several other matters, embraced in his
report, the provisions of William
Penn in the first organization of a
hi II "
government for this Commonwealth;
showing that in some resj>ect.s our
school system has not grown up to
the dtftiand made by him thus early,
in behalf of it. Mr. Wickersham c ->n
tinues: "He seems, with almost pro
phetic vision to have foreseen what
lias come to pass. Our prisons, pen
itentiaries and poor-bouses are crowd
ed with person* who having 'learned
no useful trade or skill'—have come
to want. * * I* is a fact as start
ling a- it is si<jnii?C:mt. that of 17.000
criminal -in the Unit-.-I States in 1 SOB,
nine! v—even p. re "t. !;.m! never learn
ed a vrnde."
11c cite-; umnt-rcus rur. ],c:.n ex
ample ovi:-/ ti ami!- nee there
•riven " te.'"hi;ig ii..- nciii- rial arts,
hot orriy in tin- <•> irm-n .-co I . but
in otfmrs ti-poiy -1 to these
purpose . IK v : "We hav<- our
I'r.iii'dhi I .svii,;u, •• Li joi of Iff ign
and ('<'!• . :;o- k'l ice in Pinladel
pifi ". a;;'.t <.t;r Male s : -viiuiral •V>l
- -i- :d.. all. and yet Penn
sylvn:i:> has i.ott',"!.o of pcoj I'. and
t'i-rc i ■ !■<; b-*d ; felt - u the broad
c:.: th f v the pi - f > of high art. *
* * I ;%v- •• vrltli t'.n- c : miou ? -use
vi. \vs aati.ee, that *t! a pro-.pec of
WOf i': rv.d ('(•• h.- - 'ay. !•- brigllt
er t> anv vnng id • ■ of ability and
ambition v.ho via I ~:i v.; a good
trade. b.;;.j in,v < .u- that ~lt uipts
l< ci".iwd into 'ht ;• >i ■ -i
The. careti.:i h and no h-! words,
am: b.<v .• re mni i f |.y t 1 ec -glial
re cw f A for :.r.y one vt h w rks
a( b;...-o ... -i -eh s*lG'*a!!y. V/itcii
Thomas Limlain, putting down a
curved stone walk by mathematical
measurements, explained the rules by
- which lie worked, lie won our respect
1 in spite of many faults.
This leads us to another very im
portant subject in this report:
SCHOOLS KOK MEN. —Thoreau speaks
of "the comparatively decent system of
! common schools," but adds, "These
schools arc for infants only; and ex
cepting the half starved lyeeuni in the
winter, and latterly the punv beginning
of a library suggest! d by the Stale, we i
! ,:v. no schools for oiusilw : it is
tinit ti.E.t We had unci IIIUJOI; seho ls,
| that we did not leave olf out eduention
when we became UMI and women." |
lie speaks of New Hnghim': in I'enn
svlvania, we do not alwavs have evei
| the "li:ilf-stary(l ly<- p. the "he- i
giimiiia > f ■* .
It is fearful to ti ins liov.-mueh tma
is lost, absolutely sqvuudi. d a.vay u
'our towns and villages. The avcragt
Pennsylvania village !;;:s no public phi'-<
better for spending tin- time of a leisurt
evening or a h< liday taau t'ae store, t'.it
saloon, the tavern or the st vi t coi'li: i'.
Tens of thousands of intelligent mei
gossip away many hoii.s t\--ry we-k at
such plaees in must iiuprolitabl • dis
course, lias n>t the time eom.. for a
united effort tu i stahlisli in our town
and villages, hu ntr. so i-n. s, iibruri's.
1 reailing-rooins. conrs's of l-ctuns,
museums, art galleries anil pa; lis? T<
graduate from the graded cool to a
seat on a store box or a bencb in a bar
room Itiirdiv couijioris with eh vated
ideas of tin liig! est aim of t:.< s;*:.-01.
or the gr'iit purp-o .e of life. We want
schools for men and worn it. There
are lis. buiuh. d i owns end vjllu.; sin
Pennsylvania to-d.i> tuat, wii.li t.
operation of t'i" leading eit i/.- lis. might
establish at Last some ot the lit aiis
i named above for carrying on the work
{ of cduc.it ion in mature life.
Says Thoreau further, ".'is 11 e noble
man of cultivated taste surrounds him
self with whatever combines to his cul
ture —genius, learning, wit. Imoks,
, paintings, statuary, music, phi Us p i
ical instruments, and the like, so let
the village do—not si op short at aped
' agague, a parson, a sexton. a parish li
brary, and three selectman, because our
pilgrim foreffiti.ers got i .rough a cold
Winter on a bleak roe a with these.
New England can hire all the wise men
in the world to come and teach her. and
lioard tliein round the while, and not
lie pi aim iid at al.l That is the oi
•ittuiK'iit school we want. Instead of no
itit men, h t us have liohle villages of
men." V s, our life lias been that of
pioneers lot n< rto: we must now begin
I to surround our homes with comfort
aid culture. Education should not end
wit! school days. The home and the
: village should carry it on. We need all
our three score and ten years ail im
provid to become the lull-grown men
anil women tiod intended us to be.
E.i'l Wt Ins] g..t;. r.
The terrible and fatal accident at the
Baptist church of X< wherry, suggists
the necessity of having all public build
ings, where bodies of considerable size
are wont to congregate, thoroughly in
spected by competent and proper au
thority, before they arc permitted to be
thrown open for public use. The fact
must be aparrent, that if this XT-w
--herry church had been dulv examined it
would have been pronounced inade
quate in its structure to answer, with
reasonable safety, the purposes for which
it has been occupied. Men, assuming
the responsibility of acting for the pub
lic welfare, would have inquired into
the probable uses of the buildings and
its apparent strength and adaptation to
those uses.
Having seen that the second tloor, the
one which gave way, was unsupported
in the centre, it would have been but a
matter of a moment's reflection that
tiie weight of a large audience, Hearing
that centre, would bear down the light
timber on which the floor rested, and at
any time make the whole liable to fall
under the weight. The building would
have been declared unlit for the use in
tended, before the defects were 'eme
died, and disaster would have been pre
vented. But a few days after the X'ew-
Lerry accident, the intelligence flashed
over the wires that similar catastrophes
had occurred at different places in Eu
rojie and America, and most likely from
similar causes.
This, taken in connection with the
; fact that numerous halls in this city are :
■ frequently crowded to the utmost, <
( should put us to our caution, and it i
would I>C but the part of wise.security
1 to have such places periodically inspect- i
ed. "An ounce of prevention is better ! i
than a.pound of gure;" and if we would
reckon the'eost of Iffe and limb entail-, 1
ed by neglect, bisection of buildings
will hereafter be a feature in the gov-|i
eminent of t his city.—-JSpi/oaiiiff.
Important Railroad Suit.
The following case was recently dis-.
posed of in Lehigh county ; A man
' named Mclntyre sued the Lehigh Val
• ley Railroad Company. Mclntyre was j
1 on a passenger train of the Company,!
on his way from ILazleton to Bethle
hem, was drunk and became unruly—
was noisy, troublesome, and created a
' great deal of disturbance. The eon-'
: duetor told liiui several times that if he
' was not quiet he would stop the, train
• J and put liini off. Finally he did put
L him off, at a lonely place on the road,
where tliem were high embankments
and no houses. Mclntyre, inliisdi unk
"j en condition, walked mine distance
" i along the road, and then sat down IK
1' tween the tracks and went to sleep.
[ During tike night he was run over and
had his left leg so sinashid that it, had ;
to be amputated. lie then brought an
' action against the Company to recover '
' damages. Judge I.ougaker charged the
- jury that the conductor had a right to
I put the man oil, but that if the plaintiff
[ was in a state of intoxication that lie'
; j was not able to take care of himself, it '
was the conductor's duty to put him off
| at a regular station, or other place of : |
' j safety . The jury rendered a verdict in ; .
I favor of plaintiff for §l,Bd) damages, j
- | and costs—a small sum, but it must be
( nincm 1 end that the plaintiff 'shad lie- (
havior was tin pt'iin-ipalcausc of making (
| the aecidt nt possible. Mclntyre, in his
testimony, said lie did not know that *
: he had been run over until he awakened
up from sleep in the ui 'ruing.—
\ *]'„ (T tli3 Olden Ti.r,v_s an.l a '
A Letter.
A X'f w York paper lias the following : ,
l.s-i February. Governor Seymour.
\\ bile looking ovi r some old volumes was
( surpris d by a littk slipof piipar, yellow ;
with age. which dropped from ore ,
of the book-i. This little slip was near-j
Ily a half eentury old. It was a record
made in (ieni vi, where he was then j
pursuing bis studi* s. of sueb auiong his 1 .
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two . ,! ••.. x i;; 11•}l pi i *;-! in i t
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re; iy. w i-i> hw. ;\ - iov.. to - h tter ■
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(5. N. V'OAI..;: < - J." b rr V:
Yo.ir . vor. m iking enquiry as to the
result "f ihi T. ill >■: incc i ...ti, in this '
county, was do! ,- r>e. I: gives 1
me pleasure to iuf i -n: y nt! ' n > li- t
i-i-7.se t • soil intoxi ;-g d.-i:.: , has ' t
: Im.k-7: granted by osr Ct hIuP ia.ii:-
'niv, 1 ■"> . This po.dli. i was t..l:> oai <1
in: ;■ ..ni for fifteen ; ai s. by i leet
• illg s': .Le -7• t s op;-1 to li-'-eiise.
Tlu- ;.<vin s of fa? two jnd -s who iiail ! '
tin o iple . rd ;'o •: r\e ton;., .et iis '
rightrsais decision, a <! t>> st:;- 1 by it ' 1
.or t— u years, air < >r.. vgo A. Iwwis and 1
Jor*- fiii Maim. Xo TWO RICHEV . sv/vc-d 1
tlie ;H opk n-.i'ireffV ln-iliy. I (
In leiuga member i f the L-gtsla-1
' ture, I iteenH <: it wise and joa to put the <
oft-n o- ai. <1 det *-;:• • ! Hc-votersof tliis ! i
• i I
count von A vital qu • 'ONKUI the statute
i *
hook and you may s-e, on pag--d-Y of the
Pamphlet Laws of the prohibitory i
law of Potter county. The passage of j
this act excited the advocates of free ,
iliinkiiig to great activity for its rejieal; |
but there it stands, a shield to all the 1
youth of the county against the tempt- •
ation to foi in drinking habits. And it l (
j will undoubtedly long remain, it bits- i
sing to all. and a comfort to nine-tenths
of our people; for, under its beuign in
fluence, the nuuilnaiot tipplers is stead
ily dt *cre;ising. and fewer youftg men
begin to drink tlmn when licensed hous
es gave respectability to the habit.
There are but few jieojile who keep liq
or ill their houses for private use, and
there is no indication that the number
of them has increased since the traffic
was prohibited.
This law is as readily enforced as are
the laws against gambling, licentious
ness, and others of a similar character.
In every instance, the prosecution for
selling liquor without license, has lieen
successful when there was the proper
proof. Then is, unquestionably great
er difficulty in proving this offense than
many others, because the business of
buying and selling whisky contrary to
law is more demoralizing than most
other criminal liabits. The man who
sells, under such circumstances, ex-,
jiects the person who buys, in case of
prosecution, to swear falsely, and nine
out of every ten, who will ask a man to
violate the law of the State in order to
gratify tin ir appetite for strong drink,
will not disappoint this exieetation.
This humiliating fact, of itself, is suf
ticient to condemn the whole traffic. 1
know a good many men that will tell
the truth upon (very subject except
this one of buying a drink of whis
ky. as to which they will swear, as sc
ivnely as a summer morning, that what
they bought was "medicine," prepared
and prescribed by "the Doctor." If it
was not for the tenth men. whose con
science is stronger than his appetite,
whom we have alw. ys found, it would
he almost impossible to obtain proof
against a man low enough to prostitute !
the practice of medicine to the sale of
intoxicating drinks. But. as Iw-fore
mentioned, the only difficulty experi
enced in enforcing the law on that sub
ject in this county has been t<> secure
tin* proof.
There is no open violation of the law.
and the consumption of strong drink
has decreased very liiati rially in -eonse
q a nc * uf our pro'libit ion of the traffic. I
I>(villi dly t! i b st hotels ever main
t:.i ed ii. t. e county have been opened
sinci ii---list s Mere refused, and tiiere
are now in ('oudersport four county
si at] as good hotel accommodations us
are to IK- found in Northern Pennsylva
Tie extHwi* lure of t'-ir, rour.ty is con
d -rive tint the:e U u> s allow of
/round lor f i-.ris.g a.ii 1 e k of good ho-,
els s oni.i i;~-*" tu st* iciuors IK*
.viti.ln Id.
Not a single int r.st oi' the county
i s si.lferi d from ouv no-licerise policy.
. the other hand, all tie higher inter
ns of soci -t _. i:avi h'en largely jiro
niotei!. Crime of all gratis has ih'-
•i*e as d. ;;s is :ibund:tiuly prov. dby cx
:1111i11;ii ion of rI•* records of our courts.
Ai:.l if we eon! 1 sh.it out the influ
ence of suri oimditig counties, or con
vet tiieni to our sid •, on this question,
1 do not h h, ve there would he business
-■1 orgh of that kind to in luce any ea
pai.i lawyer toac pt the oilice of Iffs-
Li i t Attorin v.
It is, uufcrtunately, true tiait there j
is eonsj | -rahic drinking, and some
•I rtuski inn ss in t-iis county; but'
irhh turrc I'i ni <1 uMe tin jtopul tlimi, i
tut rr is Itss Ih'iii iui'f \Ur drutiLciiiUitt
' i .- -/ n,itl r '' .'i- ns< >-.•/. a,a.
Any intelligent man who will attend
court at Condi rsport, and then attend
court in nip/n| IOC where the hotels have
license to . 11 iut wh at ing drinks, will >
admit ttint "n- svst l in d > -s. unmistak
iibly. 1 ss, ii inti-mperane and promote ,
good onl r. As it is a icon court week, j
so ii is throughout tliecntire county the
year round —peace, good order, ami
prosperity arc. in a marked manner,
promoted by o ir prohibition of the le
gal sal-.- of si rong drink.
Very truly yours, for temperance and
prosperity, .1 NO. .MANN
Local Option.
Ih-rbaps it is not so genenilly known
5.s it should be that t is County and
ot hi r places which have a pro!,ihitovy
law—Do not vote on what is called
I .oe;.l ! )pt ion Bill.
In tin- Act of Assembly. X'o. 11 "To
permit the voters of this Commonwealth
to vote e\ery three years, on tlie ques
tion of granting lieenst s to sell intoxi
eating liquors. "* it is "provided, that
l his act si::di m-t IK- constrni il to repeal
or affect anysjKcial law prohibiting the
sale of intoxieat ing liquors, or prohibit
ing t he grant ing of licenses."
I i<e story tin the tirst page of tiiis ]>a
per is taken from tin- L tr!„s frknil.
The "Bear Hunt" will appear laxt
The V ci k of Prayer was obts i veil by
the Baptist congregation of this place,
the most of the meetings being In Id at
a private house.
The Methodists are holding some more
meetings than usual tliis week.
A good sermon on (owl's Family was
heard at the M. E. Church last Sunday,
in which all people and esjieciallv the
various Churches, were exhorted to
think nmre of their common work and
common aims than of their points of
The lTesbyteriaus have no regular
Church services at present but keep up ,
their Sunday School with spirit.
X'KW ORLEANS;, Jan. 1 J. —McEnry's
inauguration on Monday will be in L;i
fayette Square if clear, or in Exjwisition
Hall if rainy. Ladies have been invited.
The Piuchbackers will inaugurate Kel
logg on the same day in Mechanics'
IT HAS bct-n lately discovered that
time will be no mower wlicu lie haugs
up his scythe.
OLE l>ri-L. Williamsporfs es|>eial ;
favorite, will fiddle in the Klinira OjH'ra
House. Jamuuy 10th awl Ih. we
trust the distinguished vioiini t Will UOt
forget his many-.friends ill this city.
| NAPOLEON the Third,diel at Chisel
hurst, 011 Thursday the 9th inst. It
seems as though we might all breathe j
more freely since the death of this bold,
bad man.
| POUGMK EEPSI E. Jan. 12.—Nearly !
7900 men and 1090 horses are gather
ing See on the Hudson. It averages
eleven inches in thickness. About 9000
tons a day are taken. The crop will
reach 1.000.uu0 tons, and le gathered .
hv the first of February.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. —Mr. Ramsey
from the committee on post offices and
post roads, rejKUted the House bill to
abolish the franking privilege, with
amendments, and moved its immediate
CIATION has secured the following lec
j tnrers for the Fourth Annual Lecture
Course for '72 and '73: Alex Winched,
Jan. 15; Rev. W. 11. 11. Murray, Jan.
21; Rev. Robert Collyer, Feb. 4. Season
Tickets, 61.50. For sale by Charles IT.
E. S. STOKES who shot James Fisk in
January last, has Iseen convicted of
murder in the first degree and sentenced
to b. hung. It is said there are thirty- 1
two others confined in the Touibs, New
York, awaiting trials for murder.
The Baker House
N.E. cor. SECOND and EAST Streets.
(2ast :i cm House Squ:rj,)
Has been g'.i.clia•. <1 by iIItOWX A KELLEY,
(foiiut Ay of liu: ( orDiOjisi'oaT llurni~)
! !
' The il iu.se i. c.iiiipXdo y t'ui ni.sCx'.l from top to
, uoU.iai, ..ml a,.,- a.i tut' coi.vei.icn c.s desired by
tin' poop e ; lite tub.e U tpc U-st in the County :
toe bin u I. . II del' L..e charge of the '-.<£ oatier ill '
, £,tC jOtU* ■ •" . >ll.lll r Wi,l lu- a..,..
I ~;lt e.n: be done tn make it Coil lion.oi.e for si ran
tie. ■> ... oluet - \. no i i a. the uouse.
I :.e uing x.w.ieUje >f lite 1 ioprie. n. in lite
iloo'. o . la. -s makes ttieto pecu.ia, ty ao.e to
eater t >.no . a. i< a w.iu.s ol the liuve.iing public.
ii.ey so.i, i. U.eir oal custom, lielieving thai
.tiey are ao.e to suup.y toe Ui,sr Ok THE BEST to
11..0.VX \ kl.LhlA,
i- -J J'l'ojft'iciot'a.
John V. Brown,
Coucßrsport & Welisville
Persons going to < i-w wo by stage, and desi Ing
to lei urn same day, w"i.. be accommodated
;tt stage lutes.
i I'asseugers wishtug to reae.h any of the neighbor -
ihg towns will he conveyed l)> Li.ety at
lea - II ib.e rates.
A good l ivery tig hep! eon staully 011 hand for
passengers ov tne stage.
OJW AY O HO O o I£ 7
(JOHN V. ltuowN. l'rojir..)
1 > :■ \4 A 1 ! <>, I'A .
in tf
A i H. PEiRCE,
ll'oo'(.s"V Utl.J Jfl'dl'
Oysters by the Can. Vuart, Gallon. Hundred and
Thousand received daily.
Families, Parties and Festivals suppliedou short
not lee.
The Trade furnished at reasonable rates.
Give nie a tilal anJ I can suit you.
A. H. P EI ACE. !

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will carry on the following branches of i,.,.a
Wagon Shop.
There will lie made to onler and kept ou hm,
kinds of l.uinbjr Wagons, with bodies, vii> I
tlefices. Neck-yokes and steel spring s
Platform and En'-Elliptic spring \\l
side,, rConcord, llipticspring'lnpanrlit ,1
Buggies; sulkies; Oue-liorse Wagm;.
0 . and florae Carls. Siuglit and Cutter., *i,, I
made to order on short notice.
I'.'pairi.ig of nit kut. Is of 01.l work done with Q,,.. I
in.-,.s and dun.i.ility.

Horse am) Ox Shoeing; Irontug of all kind. '
Wagons, Sleighs and Cutters. Picks, fltw-fl
Chains, Hooks, I)rag-teeth, Hinges, Bolt. |j
Carrlager, Plows, etc., and repairing <>:
kinds of Mill Irons and Fanning impleuii-: T
Painting of alt kbi Is of no r Wagon . i arr
Sleighs aid Outers, and sprclal
paid to the cleaning and p.tieti ■r o' ...!
Sign and Omamenul l ain'i ■ ia o i
neatnessa.il lit; i .
urimmitui sUr t ).
Ail kinds of < arr I age, Stage and C ;e '
Cushions, Falls, Dashes, La y-d.:c ,s, v
Trimming, and all work in thd 11.m >t
mlug done in good style.
Notice is given that I have c'isnge \ ;nv pi. >
business from Hrooklau!, Pa., to this .
an l have built a new Fa -tory—3o x 72 f:„—:i
which the four t.rahehes of ttimfnewi will "
carded on, and will be pleased to receivethr
custotn of ray 01.l patnins.
The best of I.timlier, Intn and Trimming Vatei.-'
that can be procured will be nscl n.i it
< irders by mall w ill be promptly attet.il ■ 1 ■>.
p.!?, \ ,r : v
94 on °
N. H. &00D3ELL
Carpente, md Joiner,
SOUTH SIDE of th > " "
Uih >o EA S7' -Ir ■.',
("otlfioixporf, l;i.
1 < )N IK ACTS taken an 1 m ieii.,l
all kind of P.rn.ntNT.
I'i.AM.Nii and MATCHINO done. — Mo. l.m
desci Iplions.
SASH, UIJMi.S and IHHfKS on hind or.
fuel urcd to order.
CASH paid for I'lne (.timber.
Your patronsge is solicited.

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