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Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care Will receive
prompt attention. Cilice on -Main St.. oppo- ■
siie the Court House. 10:1
\v\ Ksoi;
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudf r.jort. Pa., will
regularly attend the Courts iu Potter and ,
iLe adjoining '"cumies. . J0:1
AU tiiLil G. OuMS L hi),
t oudersport. i'a., will attend to all busiue.-.- j
entrusted to bis care, with proiuptues audi
fidelity. Oiliee in Temperance block, sec
did Soor, Mr.'u .St. 10:1
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will
attend to nil busiitcs-- i n'rusted to him. with ,
care and promptness. Olfice corn or of W'e.-;
i Third sts. 1U:!
JU l*. M ii.LI.STON,
Al'T'iilVLY AT LAW, Wcllshoro , Tioga Co ;
P*.. will a :en.i tiic Courts in Potter i n ,
K'Kean Counties. 9:13
ATTORNS Y AT LAW. Wellshoro'. Tiogi Co
PH., attend the Courts <1
i'ottur Conn. v. 9:13
ifetj 1 P. O . < AH -gany Tp..) Potter Co.. PA.;
a ill attend to all ousiu.-si iu his line, wltii'
rare and dispatch. 9:33
ANt'FR. 8 :m Alport, M'K- an Co.. Pa., will
attend to i>u me.-- lor non-resident land
holders, upon r asonable tcrui-. Rfi< teu
- git en If requited. P. S.—Maps of KU .
part of the County io.oie to order. 9:13 ,
PP iCTICIXG PHYSICIAN, Coudersport. Pa.. I
respectfully informs the citizen- ol the vil-!
luf,e and vicinity that he will promplyrc-j
spoud u> all call.> for prof -sioti.'l services. ;
U. ice on .Main .it., in tiu.ldiug formerly o
cupicd by W. Kll.s. Esq. 9:22
c. n. JOXES Lewis MISS. A. F. JONUS.
Hit- • ' "•* ■' Shoe -. Groceries and |
Provisions, Main st., Couderspart. Pa.
.3. ..Til & JONES,
Oils, Fancy Article*. Stationery, Dry Goods.
G.o .erics, Ac., Ma u st., Louderspoit, Pa.
lb E. ' LAI STEP,
Clothing. Crockery, Groceries, kc.. Main si.
Coudersport, Pa." ld:l
AZINES and Music, N. NY. corner of Main
f.ae Third s:s., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1
.tvrrii.LE.R. • N'idt r.-:iort. Pa., having engag
ed a window Nviiopniaavr A JUCK.iuu .-
S o~c will CHJ r\ on Ihe \S .itcu r.jid Jeiveli s
b.!3in v there. A fine assortment c.l Jetv
irr const#:.tly* OH Iliad. Watches auc
Jewelry earefuiP. repaired, in the best style,
an the shortest notice —all work warranted.
WAUK, Main St., nearly opposite the Court
bouse. Coudersport. Pa. i'iu and Sheet
l"on Ware made to order, in good style, on
short notice. l(ljl
( ;o rLEI is n KT 116 JE L,
f F. GLASSMIRE. Proprietor, Corner o!
Maia aud Second Etreets. Coudersport, Pot-
Co., Pa. 9
au;egTvny norsE,
BAMPKL M. MILLS. Proprietor, Colesburg,
Pptter Co.pPa., ecvan mile* north of Coii
derepen. ov WelL-ville Ro#d. 8:-U
Frum Ih* .V. ) . h'vrning Pott.
[Swift never wrote anything better in verse
thai the following lines from an unknown
! ,
I'm thinking just now of Nobody,
And all that Nobody's done,
For I've H passion for Nobody
That. Nobody else would own;
I bear the name of Nobody,
For from Nobody I spninjr:
And 1 sing the praise- of Nobody,
As Nobody miuc has sung.
In life's young morning Nobody
To mv was tender and dear ;
And my cradle was rocked by Nobody.
And Nobody was ever near:
I was petted and praised by Nobody,
And Nobody brought uie up ;
And when i was hungry Nobody
Gave ine to dine or to sup.
1 went to school to Nobody.
And Nobody taught me to read :
I played iu the streets with Nobody,
And to Nobody evet gave heed :
I recounted my talc to Nobody,
For Nobody was w : lling to hear:
And my heart it clung to Nobody,
And Nobody shed a tear.
And when 1 grew older, Nobody
Gave me a helping turn;
And by the good aid of Nobody
I began my living to earn ;
And hence 1 courted Nobody,
Ami said Nobodj. I'd be.
And a.-hed to marry Nobody,
And Nobody married me.
Thus I trudge along with Nobody,
Ann Nobody cheers my life,
And I have a love for Nobody
Which Nobody has for his wife
So here's a health to Nobody,
For " Nobody's now in town,"
And I've a passion for Nobody
That Nobody else would own.
ouu £ams|io!rtmtcf.
[Corrtt.-pondence of the Potter Journal.]
TABLF. MOUNTAIN, Oct. 9, 1857.
EDITOR JOURNAL: —One week ago
toduv I hud been it) ( aiiiornia just lout'
years and six months. 1 had always j
worked hard, (generally mining,) and
; bad never drunk a drop of intoxicating |
liquor, or gambled to the amount ot a
: farthing; and up to that time 1 had made,
nothing more than a decrnt living, ant!
sometimes hardly that But I labored
on, hoping for better iu future; but alas!
I here is an cud to hope, and also lo pa
! tieuce; and upon that particular evening
it appeared as though my will and energy
had entirely forsaken me. I was working
in a tunnel located on Table Mountain.
My days' work being done, I threw down
. uiv pick and sledge, and trudged my way
to my cabin.
MY partner being cone to the camp, I
was left alone to think of the past, Seat
ed on the door-till, I could think of many
acts of my lite that L would gladly have
recalled had I the power. 1 could not
think that I merited such an ill fortune
as appeared to be allotted to me.
Arousing myself Avm this tmiu of un
> pleasant reflections, I prepared my sup
per, which consisted of beef-steak, sweet
potatoes, light bread, and tea; alter par
fTakiug of that very heartily, I took up 3
i*oiter Journal that I had received on
that morning; in that 1 found much
reading inntter of interest, and must say,
that I never spent an hour more pleasantly
in California than 1 did upon that oceu
jsioß. I saw, as usual, something of
Kansas affairs; and as I have long wished
to make Kansas my houie, my attention
was particularly called to an article rela
tive to the true history ot that country;
and I am proud to say that 1 was not liv
ing in Missouri at the time that her citi
: zens so signally disgraced her by their
: proceedings in I confess, with 3
t blush, that 1 am uMissouriau; but, thank
1 1 (rod, not a Border lluilian. Althoug!:
being raised in Missouri. I have possessed
: Republican principles Cmeel ku"w enougl
-' to distinguish humanity from barbarity.
- j J Pave sceu slavery iu all its forms; 1
have seen husbands torn from their wivet
'and children, and have seeu mother;
'dragged from their families and driver
' wtf for sals. I have §oen little children
(fc'L'OieD u U)t P'ii)v'.p:s of j rqi j)gi sdO tije of Moftiiily, ntfd ftetoj.
stretching forth their arms, crying aloud,
but in vain, for their departing mothers ;
aud I have seen white men, both young
end old, turned away from employment,
simply because slaves could be had for
: the same wages. But enough of this, for
! while I reflect upon the institution of my
native state, my face burns with shame.
Would to Cud I had the power to build
up fur her free institutions.
Well, as 1 was going to say, after J
had perused au article in relation to the
a flairs of Kansas, I immediately resolv
ed to go to that country, when my hands
voluntarily dropped to my knees, and 1
was rapidly enumerating in my minds'
eye the inducements that were held out
to young men in Kansas, when suddenly
i a sense of my pecuniary circumstances
flashed into my memory; it flashed as a
,galvanic shock. I cuot my eyes around
me, and iu one corner of uiy catsa I be
held a small table, upon which were three
4iu plates, two tin eups, buiter plate, aud
i bread pan, all of which were, as yet, un
washed. In another corner of the room
stood a cooking-stove, around which hung
some of my wet clothing, that I had
washed at noon; while resting in another
extremity of the ca.uni could be seen two
j flour sacks, and one of potatoes; while
suspended to the ceiling was a sea-grass
sack, in which were kept our bacon, etc.
After reviewing every thing around me,
I suddeuly conceived that I, while living
; thus, was violating both the laws of God
' and of nature, aud that, as 1 could see no
remedy at that time, it would be better if
L were dead. Thus I was rapidly revol
ving in my mind the consequences of
(such a termination, and the effect it would
have upon my friends, when the visage
| of my mother, as has been often the case,
banished all such evil thoughts from my
: mind. O. how often has her visage de
livered me from evil actions. One does
not leave a mothers' iufluenoe at home;
nav, it is a companion from childhood to
the grave.
On being delivered of a train of evil
thoughts, 1 retired to rest, and early on
the following morning I arose, and took
up inv pick, pan, and shovel, and started
j utf prospecting. I had not proceeded far,
until 1 observed some favorable looking
! quartz rock, and after pounding some of
it well, 1 washed out of one pound of the
rock ten dollars ! I was iu ecstatic joy.
I rushed to the Justice of the Peace to
have a claim recorded; and it was soon
known that I had struck it; and in a
short time the mountain was literally
covered with prospectors and speculators;
but as I had tin- only good claim on the*
hill, 1 sueceedt'd in selling it for Ave
, thousand dollars before night.
I took the first stage for Stockton,
thence to San Francisco, and lost no time
in getting on beard of a steamer bound
for New York. In due time I was once
more climbing the stiles iu front of the
' old homestead. Once more 1 beheld my
■ parents and brothers and sisters. They
L were entirely unchanged. After embra
: eing them all, I would take them by the
hand, one after another, and examine them
• closely, as though I feared that I was not
- in reality at home. To clear away my
i doubts, inj- sisters toid iue that on that
- evening they were to have a social party,
) and that some of my old friends would be
i there. So, at the appointed hour our
) friends arrived. The music began, and 1
, joined in the dance; but ere long I be
r came fatigued, ci.d retired to rest in my
- old brown bedstead and a feather bed, for
f the first time in four years and a half.
1 I soon fell asleep, and it was not until
) the sun shed its golden rays upon my
-' head-board that 1 was aroused from my
; slumbers. Feeling so light-hearted, I re.
- solved immediately to arise. 1 threw
- aside my covering, and turned my eyes to
r the window to see if mv old favorite gun
a still hung there. But O, misery ! what
k did I see ? a wood-saw, gold-pan, and
h: crevici tig-spoon! 1 bad awakened to the
d i reality of bitter disappointment —1 had
h be en dreaming. 1 slowly sank back on
toy pillow of pine leaves, and again closed
I my eyes and tried to fall again into thai
s sweet dream, but in vain. Collecting uij
s i energies a? 5 best I could, 1 arose and pro
n pared my break fa-1, and proceeded tc
o'. work, one thousand feet from daylight
. And so it has been with me, a continual
;j sameness of scenery up to the present
C time. Still lam looking for that quart/
lead, and when I strike it I am going to
r Kansas to poll a Free-State vote; and
r niethinks 1 would like to see a Border
Ruffian 6tep beewcen me and the polls.
J ffhrtfti §ltmUang.
From Life Illustrated.
"Xecessarj Extravagances."
" I can't afford it!"
' i These words came, reluctantly and
; slowly, from the unwilling lips of Mr.
Harry Spendfust, the other evening.
; Now Harry, although by no means
i what you would denominate a " fast young
! man," had a habit of getting rid of all
' on
superfluous funds iu a very " fast" man
'ner indeed. Nobody knew where Har
. ry's money went —not even Harry him
self—and on this particular evening, Mr.
bewailed his inability to avail
; himself of a rare opportunity to purchase
: a library, in the usual style, wondering
• at the same time "how it cost so much
I _ j
to live!"
"Now Harry," said I, "do throw away
that cigar, and take your hands out of
your pockets and listen to me awhile. —
I'm going to give you a lecture."
" A lecture ? I don't know about that.
I can't say that 1 approve of ladies' lcc
i|turcs. Is it about woman's rights?"
"Not exactly; but as your mother is
at the old homested in Ulster County,
and you havc'nt any sisters, I feel espec
ially "called" to talk to you in a patron
izing way."
j " Well go on ! I will bear it as well as
II can !" and Harry made a grimace as he
lay back in his chair.
"You receive a good salary from your
employers, I am perfectly aware, aud yet
you are never able to afford anything ;
like Mr, Micawber, you are always in
difficulties. The fact is, llarry, you're
Harry bounced up from his chair like
an India rubber ball, coloring to the
roots of his hair with indignation.
" Extravagant! I deny that utterly.—
' There is not the least shadow of founda
tion for the accusation ! Do 1 ever pat
'rouizc billiard saloons? Do I drive fast
i horses on the avenue ? Do 1 keep a pri
vate box at the opera ? Do I—"
i "Oh, Harry, Harry! do stop! You
make my head ache with your vche
; inenee; even the policeman across the
• way stares up at the window iu mute as
> tonishment."
"Well,then don't call nic extravagant!"
, and Mr. Spendfast sat down with an air
' of injured innocence.
I 44 Not in that particular way, Harry, I
• grant; but there are mure ways than one
!] of being extravagant. About your dress,
for example "
" My dress is perfectly plain, I am
■ j sure."
I I "Well, we'll see. llow is it about
i those studs ?"
. ! "I own to a little folly on that score.
. They tempted nic, and I could ut help it.
ti "Call them fifty dollars, when a plain
sot at five would have been all sufficient.'
j That fancy cane at ten "
r " llow did vou know? ' inquired liar- 1
[ ry with a guilty blush.
-i "Oh, never mind! It takes a woman
Cto find out all such things. That eye
r glass at ten dollars, when you know your
eye-sight is perfectly good."
1 1 I paused for an answer, but Harry
r had'nt a word to say.
,■ 1 "Those sleeve-buttons were five dol
. lars. Now I think plain pearl is twice
r as pretty as gold, but n'importe. \ our
a!seal-ring at ten dollars, your pencil-ease
Cat ten. You see I'm making a moder
t ate estimate. Your embroidered Napo
l leon neck-tie may be prettier than neat
e' black silk, but theu it costs eight dollars.
il Your watch chain, not more servicablc
n than a plain guard, was twenty-five—was
d it not ? Let me see. —that is cue hnn
it: dred aud twenty-three dollars, all for un
v' necessaries."
-| "I cfid'nt thiuk it could be as much as
o ' that," quoth Harry, looking thoughtfully
1.1 at tha tip f bis bx>t-
"Of course not; if your money went in '
one graud outlay, you would look after it
a little more closely, but these petty drib
lets seem like nothings, I eould mention
several other items "
" Don't don't for mercy's sake ! I see j
where the trouble is. But dress is'ut
"Noto be sure not. There arc your
segars—how much do you pay apiece !"
'• Three eeuts, generally—and Some
times more." .
" And how many per day ?"
"W ell, three—or perhaps four. Four,
: I think, you may cull it!"
"And your three daily papers, when
one contains all the news; these two
items of segars aud newspapers amount
to fifty-eight dollars aud some odd cents.
Add this to the hundred aud twenty
"And it approaches very near two
hundred dollars," ejaculated Harry, with
a long, low whistle.
"It. would far exceed that if I were to 1
go on enumerating; but these will serve
as specimens. I have not mentioned a j
single one that would not have been deem
ed a useless extravagance in the econom
ical days of our grandfathers, and yet:
this two hundred dollars would have pur
chased the library. Subtract this sum
I from your yearly income (for fashionable'
i . j J \
wants rise up with every month) and you
will discover why it is that you 'can't af
ford' to live comfortably."
Harry drew forth a distended cigar
case without a word, and threw it out of
the window with an energy that made
the torpid policeman jump into the air,'
and taking out his diamond studs, put
them in his pocket.
"We'll institute * reform," he said.—
" But who would have thought that a fel
low eould be so expensive without know-;
iug it himself?"
" Ah, Harry" said I " you may laugh
as much as you please about the financial
faults and follies of the ladies, but you'll
find a thousand little escape-valves iu
your own purse, where the tiny golden
fugitives escape without a solitary suspi
cion on your part. You take it for grant
ed that you must have all these little
| items, because others sport them, aud
never stop to consider how utterly need- i
less they are. Be a little independent.!
Lay aside the servile imitation, and cut
short once for all, this system of useless
1 extravagances."
"Mr. Spend fast profited by mv lec
ture, I am happy to say, and came oveij
to my side of the question. What do i
you think about it, all ye men that "ca'ut j
afford" to satisfy your literary and iutcl
lcctual wants ?
T2e Coming Poef.
When from my room i chance to stray
to spend an hour at close ot day, 1 everj
i find the place most dear, where some friend
treats to lager beer. — Sacramento Age.
Ah! ves, my friend of eity life, sure
such a treat euros such a strife, but better
than such a dose by far, are pleasures of
a tine cigar.— Placer Herald.
- '
Such pleasures may suit baser minds, 1
but with the good no favor fii)d<; we
think the purest joy in life, is making love
i;o one's own wife. — 1 o lea no Ledger. j
• Most wise your choice my worthy!
friend, in Hymen's joys your cares to end ; i
but we, though tired of single life, cannot;
'boast of our wife, aud so when 'neathour,
cares we faint, we fly to kiss a gal that
a iut —yet. — Napa Reporter.
That lager beer will bile provoke, whiie
fine Havanas eud in smoke. To court
one's wife is better far than lager beer or
a vile cigar. Kisses, the dew of Love's
young tnovn, break on the lips a. soon as
1 born. These all arc naught to the great
est joy—-the first proud glance at your
first-born boy.— Keening Ledger.
{ 'Tis true a boy's a wished-for blessing,
but then suppose the first's a girl ? A
dear sweet child with ways of caressing,
with pouting lips and flaxen curl, with
dimpled cheeks and laughing eve, to eouie
and bid "papa" good-bye—so whether
t'other, embrace the babe, and theu lite
i mother. — San Francisco Globe.
seems to be now pretty certain that the
.jSenate stands 16 Republicans, 14 Dem
ocrats, 2 Americans; and that the House
jstands 02 Republioaas, 57 Democrats,
5 19 Americans. Among the American
t Senators and Members are included those
j elected by fusion with Republicans.
—A Kansas letter-writer, who recently
came down the Missouri ou the steamer
Omaha, says :
" At Atehinsou, we took cn a young
Kansas beile. whose only attendant was a
i young Missouri blood. The young lady
was apparently dressed in the latest agony
and style of fashion ; the chaste straw hat,
the innumerable tiounces and wide-spread
ing hoops of her gay striped silk dress,
set off her commanding figure very grace
fully. Her stature tail —as Byron says,
j I hate a dampy woman. But the richest
(scene in relation to this young belle was
behind the curtain, and is to co ne vet.
At Leavenworth our fair one left us, aud
as she was standing on the bank 'casting
a last, long, lingering look' back, we were
tempted to admire her delicately turned
ankles—' who can resist a nicely 1; ce 1
gaiter or a peeping ankle!''-when, behold!
she hadn't any stockings on ! lam una
ble to say what the fashion is in Kansas
—whether it is fashionable for ladies to
go without hose or not ; but certain I am
that the finest dressed one whom I saw
in the Territory didn't use the article."
j SOME p ?ople think it isjthe easiest thing
in the world to make money by publishing
'a uewspaper. The initiated know better,
and even the devil himself has had "ex
perience" in this matter. It happened in
I this wise : " The Jevi' bargained for the
i soul of a young man. The devil was* to
furnish all the money Young America
could spend, aud if he did not spend it as
fast as it came his soul was the forfeit.
For several years Young America kept
ahead of the devil by the aid of women,
wine, horses, etc., but the fiend mado a
large deposit with hiui, which it seemed
impossible to get rid of. Young America,
"as a last resort, started a newspaper. The
devil growled at the bill at the end of a
(quarter, was savage at six months, sad at
nine, and owned up 'dead broke* at the
. end of a year. The newspaper went down,
but the soul was saved." The moral ofthi*
fable is simply enough. Anybody can
start a newspaper, but the devil himself
couldn't make one pay.
a sensitive plant that thrives only in the
centre of a large crinoline fence. Rarely
seen by the most practical eye. — Ex.
i .4 Wo/now : a hardy plant that thrives
best in a country home, but which may
occasionally be found in the cities. It is
particularly obnoxious to fashionable cir
cles, and can only be seen there through
the microscope of commou sense—au in
strument now almost obsolete in those
particular regions. The type of the real
Woman is also becoming obsolete in the
world—there are a few howeyer still in
! existence.—ED. JOURNAL. 1
j tt „ p J
Grant Count}/ t\Y is.) Ucrahl of the 17th
! lust., says that Setli Maker, a curious nat
• 7
; uralist, residing near Beetown, ha.-> a spot
'of ground on his farm set apart for mel
ons. and near it there is a well-known den
'of rattlesnakes. He has tamed thesnakes,
and, by some mysterious powers in the
i -piritual department of science, is able to
conjure theui at will into his melon patch
I to guard the same against uninvited in
truders The snakes have been in his
service all the Fall, and discharged their
duties admirably. Wisconsin is going to
be a great country.
i LACONIC. —The following is the whole
! of the Minnesota Governor's Proclamation
for Thanksgiving:
By Charles Cits'. Acting Governor of the
TrrrUor,/ of Minn-sola:
Thursday, the 1 OtU <Uy of December, is
hereby appointed be observed by the peo
! pie of Miliars t i as Thinksgiving Ll.iy.
( lu teotimi my wbrr.jof'l have hereunto set mv
—.. hind a:i I easisod to be affiled ths3al
L. S. <• of the Territory, at St. Paul, this th
j *• 1 loth <i.> o; November, in the year of
onrLord Its 57. aud of the Territory the ninth.
CHARLES S. OH ASH, Acting Governor.
1 ERWATTU M. MCCUOK, Private Sec'y.
# I • •
j BWBT The Democracy would vote for tho
1 devil, if he were the nominee of the party.
! Yes; but he couldn't be the nominee.
' The Democrats always nominate men of
' tlieirowuparty.— Baton Ronje American.
If the old feliow should slip in, it wouhi
be in the shape of an old line Whig con
vert, or repentant Know Nothing.— Boston
• Perhaps he may have assumed the shape
Jof an old Federalist.— Washington Re
r ; AN editor says that a little gardeu
' patch of his was very profitable bust sea
. | son. The snails ate up the cucumbers,
f, the chickens ate up the snails, the neigh
, | bov's eats ate up the chickens, and we are
i, now in search o*' something that will eat
>up the lieTS. Cn any of OUT agricultural
j friends aid vis.
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