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VOLUME X.--NUMBER. 24. THE POTTER JOURNAL, FCW.ISHKD EVKBV THURSDAY MOKXIXU, BY Tlios. S. CJliase, To wliem sill Letters and Communications should be addressed, to secure attention. Tcrnni—lnvariabi) in Advance: $1.25 per Alt mini. 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MANN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several] Courts iu Potter and M'Kean Counties. All business entrusted in his care will receive prompt attention. Ofiiee on Main St., oppo site the Court House. 10:1 V. W. KNOX, ~ ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will regularly attend the Courts iu Potter and he adjoining Counties. 10:1 _ AllTliUlT~G. OLMSTED, ATTORNEY k COUNSELLOR AT LAW. | Coudersport. Pa., will attend to all business entrusted to his care, with promptnes and fidelity. Ofiiee in Temperance Biock, sec- ' ood Hour, Alain St. 10:1 ISAAC BENSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all business entrusted to htm, with care aud promptness. Oiliee corner of West j and Third sts. 10:1 L P. WILLISTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Wellsboro', Tioga Co.,' Pa., will attend the Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. 9:13 _ A. V. CONE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Wellsboro', Tioga Co , j Pa., will regularly attend the Courts <1 Potter County. 9:13 R. w7 BENTON, SURVEYOR AND CONVEYANCER, Ray- Aloud P. 0.. will attend to all business iu his line, with rre and dispatch. 9:33 W. K. KING, SURVEYOR, DRAFTSMAN AND CONVEY ANCER. Siuethport, Al'Kean Co., Pu.. will attend to business for non-resident land holders, upon reasonable terms. Referen- | ces given if required. P. S.—Maps of any part of the County made to order. 9:13 O. T. ELLISON, PRACTICING PHYSICIAN. Coudersport, Pa., i respectfully informs the citizens of the vil lage and vicinity that he will prom ply re spond to all calls for professional services. Office on Main St.. in building formerly oc cupied by C. W. Ellis. Esq. 9:22 C. *. JON KB. LKWI3 MINN - . A. F. JUNKS. JONES, MANN A JONES, DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CROCKERY,] Hardware, Roots & Shoes, Groceries and Provisions, Main St., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 COLLINS SMITH. t. X. JONES. SMITH & JONES, DEALERS IX DRUGS. MEDICINES. PAINTS. Oils, fancy Al tiejes. Stationery, Dry Goods. Groceries, Ac., Main St., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 jx E. OtMSTKD, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, Ac., Main St., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 M W. MANN, dealer IN BOOKS a STATIONERY, MAG AZINES and Music, N. W. corner of Main sad Third sts., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 J5. lv. HARRINGTON," yBWELLp.R. Coudersport, Pa., having engag ed a window in Schooniaker k Jackson s Store v.ill cajry on the Watch and Jewelry business there. A line assortment of Jew elry constantly on hand. Watches and .Jewelry carefully repaired, in the best style, the shortest notice—all work warranted. 9:24 ~HEN RY J. OLMSTED, (nCC'CSasOit TO JAMFS W. SMITH,) DEALER IN STQVES, TIN & SHEET IRON WARE, Main St., nearly opposite the Court House, Coudbfspart, Rv Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made tc grder, ip good style, on xUort notice. 10.1 ~COURERSPOUT HOTEL,' ~ D. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietar, Cprper pf .Main and Second Streets, Couaempprt. Pot ter Co., Pa. 9:44 ~ ALLEGAN Y~ HOUSE, M. MILLS, Proprietor. Colesburg, Patter Co ~ Pa., seven miles north of Cou dersport,, the W r cllevi7l Road. W44 i-flrctrti J (if try. " WASHING-DAY." 'To that day nor peace belongs nor comfort: ( The very cat from the wet kitchen scared, \ isits the parlor, an unwonted guest. ) And should the skies pour down, ad'eu to all > Remains of quiet; then expect to hear Of sad disasters, dirt and gravel stains j Hard to efface—and loaded lines at once . Snapped short, or linen horse by dog thrown down, And all the petty miseries of life. Saints have been calm upon the rack, , And Gautimozin smiled ou burning coals ; ' But never yet did housewife notable | Greet with a smile a rainy washing-day. , But grant the welkin fair, require not thou i| V* ho callest thyself perchance the master there, ; Or steady swept, or nicely dusted coat, Or usual tendance ; ask not indiscreet i hy stockings mended, tho' the yawning rents Gape wide as Erebus; nor hope to find Some snug recess impervious; should'st thou i try The custom'd garden-walks, thine eye shall rue The budding fragrance of thy tender shrubs. Myrtle or rose—all crushed beneath the weight Of coarse checked apron, with impatient haste Twichcd off. when showers impend, or cross ing lines Shall mar thy musings, as thp wet cold sheet Flaps in thy face abrupt." MRS. BOSBACLD. (Calf. ! A Day in Petticoats. BY A MODEST MAN. i ... . | 'I couldn't think of such a thing.' 'But you must. My happiness de pends on it. Here, put on the thingum bobs. and the what's his name.' And my friend, Bob Styles, held up before my hesitant gaze a suit of femi nine apparel. His idea was that I should personate j his lady-love for one day, to prevent any body from suspecting the truth—namely, r that she had joined him iu a runaway 1 marriage party until it should be too late for interference; that is, uutil the minis- 1 ter should have tied the knot between them, that nothing but a special graut of the Legislature could untie. This scheme was not actually so ab surd as it appeared at first sight. Mag gie Lee was a tall, queenly woman, with an almost masculine air: and at that time I had a very slight form—almost effeminate, so that in fact, there was re ally but very little difference in that point. Then I had light hair, tolerably long, and a fresh complexion. I'art my hair in the middle, and put a bonnet ou my head, and few persons would have suspected but what 1 was really one of the softer sex. These accessories also gave me quite a decided resemblance to Maggie Lee, especially, as in this case, the disguise was her own. Then the day chosen for the runaway match was an auspicious one. Maggie's j father was to drive her to D , a small village near where she lived, and there she'was to join a sailing party down the D river, to flic grove three miles below, from which the party was to return in the evening in carriages. Our plan was, 1 should be in waiting in the village, and should go on the boat with the sailing party, while Magirie, af ter leaving her father, should slip off with Bob Styles across the country. At last I got dressed, and presented myself before Maggie Lee, blushing a great deal, I believe, feeling very much pinched about the waist, and with an uncomfortable consciousness that my — my—shirt sleeves were too short, or want ing altogether. Everything fiuished in the way of toi let, Bob Styles took me in his light wag on, drove me over to D by a se cluded route, and left me at the hotel where the sailing party was to assemble. , Several of the pieknickers were already! there, aud they greeted my cavalier cor dially, (ever} body knew Bob Styles,) asking if he was g°h>g witli them, etc. — lie told them he was not. 'Pressing business engagements, you know, and all that sort of thing. Hc-uc ed sorry I can't go, though. I just had time to briug Miss Lee over, and now 1 am oft. Mr. Bimby, this is Miss Lee,' • and he rattled off a long string of brief t introductions which convinced me that t but few of the company were acquainted 1 with the young lady whom 1 was person ating —a very fortunate thing for the preservation of my disguise, f Mr. Biutby, a tall legal looking man, . with a hook uose, and eye glass, and huf fy h'jir, seemed to be prepuisesscd with my person die, and 1 overheard him whisper to Bob Styles as he went out: M 'Niee looking girl, that Misa Lee.' i 'Yes,' answered Bob, with a mischiev- (J.ivtfet io 1l)e of True ppO tb* of JLiwqf yri nnO i(cb)s. COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1857. ous glance at me, 'she is a nice girl though a little go-ahead sometimes. 'Keep a little look out on her, wil you V Then lowering his voice, 'not : bad match for you, old fellow : she i; ; rich.' | 'ls she?" said Mr. Bimby, his interesi I deepening. 'Ou my honor/ replied Bub. 'Fort\ : thousand dollars in her own right. Day | day,' and he was gone. Maggie Lee, artful creature that slit was, had told her father that the sailing j party was to assemble at another hotel | and thither he had taken her. Having business in D , he left her there .merely saying that he would send tht | carriage for her at 11 o'clock. She, like a dutiful daughter, kissed him, bid him * good bye, and before lie had gone a hun dred rods, took a seat in Bob Styles light wagou which had driven up to" the back door, as old Lee's carriage drove away from the front, and the old story ol head strong love and prejudiced age was enacted over again. i As for us of the picnic excursion, we had a delightful sail dowu to the grove, but somehow I could uot enjoy it so much as I ought to have done. When I walked on board the boat, I felt awk ward, as if everybody was looking at me. I fouud Mr. Bimby, as I had expected, a young and rising lawyer, might}' in Blaekstone and his own opinion. He in sisted on paying for my ticket, (the boat was a regular excursion packet,) and pur ! chasing enough pears, oranges, and can dies to set up a street stand. Four or j five times I was ou the point of swearing at his impudent officiousness, but bit my tongue just in time to prevent the expos ,ure. But it was not with him that I found my role the hardest to plav. j 1 J No; the young ladies were the difficult ones to deceive. For instance, there was one among them, a beautiful girl of sev enteen, just returned from boarding school, who had not seen Maggie for three years. Of course, she was delight ed to see me, when she found out that I was Maggie, which, by the way, did not occur until after we had started. She threw herself into my arms, pulled my veil aside, and kissed me half a dozen times, in a manner that made mv finger ends tingle for half an hour. It was all very nice; but if I had been in propria per.ona, I would have liked it better.- As it was, I felt as if I were 'obtaining goods under false pretences,' and that lawyer Bimby might issue a warrant for my arrest ou that ground at any momeut. A whole knot of crinoline then sur rounded me, on the upper deck of tiie bout, to the utter exclusion and conse quent disgust of Mr. Bimby and the oth er gentlemen. I kept very quiet, only speaking monosyllables, in a falsetto voice; hut the others,—Lord bless you ! how they gabbled ! Under a strict promise of secrecy, the little hoarding school maid en, who had kissed me so affectionately, revealed all her love affairs, and also be- came unpleasantly confidential about oth er matters. t I was terribly embarrassed, but it would not do to give up then. As soon as my trick should become known, Bob Styles' trick would also come out, and as news of that kind travels fast in the coun try, he aud his lady love would be tele graphed and followed before they could reach Philadelphia, where the Styles fam-j ily lived, and where the knot was to be tied. The river breeze was very fresh where we sat, and I noticed that several of the j ladies were glancing uneasily at me. I; could'nt divine tlie reason, until Jennie, my little friend from boarding school, laid her face dangerously close to mine, and whispered: 'My dear Maggie, your dress is blowing up terribly high —your ankles will be town talk with the gentle- j men !' Nor was 1 unconscious'of having a very small foot for a man, and had donned a pair of open work stockings which came up nearly to my waist, with a pair of gai ters borrowed from the servant girl, in all of which toggery my 'running gear' look ed quite feminine aud respectable; but the idea of the geatleruen talking of MY . ankles, and bcintr cautioned by a young girl, who would have been frightened to death if I had told her the same thing yesterday, was too much for me. I burst into a sort of strangulated laugh, which 1 could ouly check by swallowing half of my little fillagree luoed edged handker chief. The young ladies all looked at ine, in apparent astonishment at such a voice, and I wanted to laugli all the more. Fortunately Mr. Bimby came to my rescue at the moment, and edged hirn ! self in among the crinoline. 'May I sit here?' he asked, pointing to a low stool near me. 'Certainly/ 1 simpered, in my high falsetto. 'Ab, thank you/ said Bimby, with a lackadaisical air which nauseated me, as looming from one man to another, 'you ( are as kind as you are facinating, 'You flatter mc V 1, 'I ? No, indeed ; praise of you can not be flattery. Miss l^e.' 11; 'Oh, sir, really, you are a very naughty a man,' I said, in the most feminine toue 1 is could command. He cast a languishing glance at me it through the black lace veil, and I fairly [began to tear for his 'feelings.' yj We soon arrived at the grove, and r, found our band—engaged before hand— waiting us. Of course, dancing was the e first amusement, aud lawyer Biuiby led gme out for a sehottische ft was hard. I,|at first, for me to take the lady's part in g my dance, but I soon got accustomed to ?, it. When a waltz was proposed, I re e solved to have a little amusement at the e expense of the unfortunate Bimby. 11 I had first made him properly jealous, l * by dancing with two other fellows, one ! ot whom 1 knew, in my own character, - but who never suspected me as Matrtrie k. Lee. This young man, who was a great woman killer—a sort of devil-may-care s rascal, who made the ladies ruu after him, by his alternate wrath of action and cool ' uess ot protestation—l selected to 'play • off' against my legal admirer. I allowed him to hold mc very closely, and occa i : sionly looked at him with a half faseina ", ting expression. W hen we stopped danc • ing lie led me to my seat, keeping his .'arm about my waist, and I permitted it. 1 Having thus stirred Bimby up to "jfeats of wrathful valor, I asked oue of, 1 the gentlemen to direct the musicians to " I play a waltz. Bimby came up itnmedi-! "jately. 1 'Ahem—a Miss Lee, shall I—a have vthe honor of —a —trying a waltz with • 1 you ?' " ■ I smiled a gracious acquiescence, and | we commenced. Now, I am an old stager at waltzing I t can keep it up longer than any non-pro -5 fessional dancer, male or female, whom I - j ever met. As long as the Cachucha or ' Schonnebrunncn riug in my ears, I can r go on, if it is for a year. Not so, Bimby. He plead want of I practice, and acknowledged that he soon ( got dizzy. a i 'Aha, old boy/ thought I, "I'll give > ! you a turn then I' I I But I only smiled, and said that I i" should probably get tired first. 1 'Oh yes !he exclaimed, 'of course I r can waltz as long as any one lady, but not - much more.' r For the first three minutes my cavalier t did well He went smoothly and evenly, j r but at the expiration of that time, he be • gan to grow warm. Five minutes elapsed, 1 .land Biuiby's breath came harder and! > harder. On we went, however, and I . scorned to notice his slackening up at . every round, when we passed my seat. I : After some ten or twelve minutes, the ; wretched man gasped out betweeu his r' steps: f | ' Ah, are you not a—get —getting tired ? 'Oh, no !' I burst forth, as coolly as if ,j we were riding rouud the room —•' Oh, no, - I feel as if I could waltz all night.' The look of despair that he gave was terrible to see. I was bound to see him through, how ever, and we kept at it. Bimby staggered, and made wild steps in all directions. His shirt collar wilted, his eyes protruded, his jaw hung down; and, altogether, I saw he could not hold up much longer. ' This is delightful,' 1 said composedly ' and you -Mr. Bimby, waltz so easily !' ' l'uff —puff —ah—puff —yes —oh puff—very—puff—dc—lightful/ gasped he. 'Don't you think it ousht to go a little faster ?' He rolled his eyes heavenward in agony. 'Ah, puff—puff —L don't —ah—pull' —don't know.' So, when we neared the musicians I said, 'faster, if you please—faster!' and they played a la whirlwind. Poor Bimby threw his feet about like a fast pacer, and revolved after the mau ner of a teetotum which was nearly run down. At last he staggered a step hack wards, and spinning cxcentrically away from me, pitched headlong into the midst of a small bevy of ladies in a corner. I turned around coolly, and walked to my ! >eat, and sent the young woman killer for a glass of ice water. The miserable lawyer recovered his sen ses just iu time to see me thank his rival for the water. I got some idea from this, of the fun young ladies find iu tormenting us poor devils of the other sex. At this junction, before Mr. Bimby had time to apologize for his accident, little Jennie curae running into the pavillion which served as a ball room. As see came near, I perceived that her hands were clinched tightly in her dress, and 1 posi tively shuddered, as she whispered to me : ; 'Oh, Maggie! come aud help me fix my skirts—they are all coming down !' What should Ido ? I was iu agony. A cold prespiration broke out upon my forehead. I wished myself a thousand miles away, and anathematized Bob Styles 1 masquerading project inwardly, with fear ! l'lil maledictions. I said I was tired out—could not some body else go ? No, nothing would do, but I must ac company her to the house of a gentleman who owned the grove, and assist to arrange her clothing. So I went. 1 felt as if an apoplectic fit would be a fortunate occurrence for tue just then. However, I nerved myself up for the task, and accompanied Jennie to the house designated. An old lady showed us into her chamber, aud Jennie, heaving a sigh of relief let go her dress. As she did so, a —petticoat fell to the floor. She was about to proceed, but I alarmed her bv a sudden and vehement gesture. 'Stop! I cried frantically, and forget ting my falsetto; stop! dou't —don't un dress, for God's sake!' She opened her great brown eyes to their widest extent. 'And why not V 'Because I am—l am—a —can vou keep a secret V ' Yes yes, how frightened you look ! Why what is the matter —Mageie—vou —why—oh ! oh !! oh !!!' ' Hush, no noise, or lam lost !' I ex claimed, putting my hand over her mouth. • I swear I mean no harm; if I had I would not have stopped you. Don't you see!' She was all of a tremble, poor little thing; but she saw the force of my argu ment. •Oh, sir. she said, 'I see you are a man ; but what does it all mean '( Why do you dress so ?' I told her the story as briefly as possi-1 ble, and exacted from her a promise of the most sacred secrecy. I then went outside the door, and wait- ! ]ed till she had arranged her dress, when she called mc in again. She had heard of rue from Maggie and others, and want ed to hear all the particulars; so I sat j down by her, and we had a long talk/ which ended in mutual feeliugs of friend liness and old acquaintanceship, quite! wonderful for people meeting the first time. Just as we started to go back to the pa-villion, I said that I must relieve my mind of one more burden. ' And what is that ?' she asked. ' Those kisses. You thought I was Maggie Lee, or you would not hav# given them. They were very sweet, but 1 sup pose I must give them back.' And I did. \ She blushed a good deal, but she didn't resist, only when L got through, she glanc ed up timidly, and said : ' I think you are real naughty anyhow.' When we returned, I found lawyer Bimby quite recovered from his dizziness,! and all hands ready for supper, which was served in the ball room. X sat between Bimby and Jennie, and made love to both of them in turn to one as Maggie Lee, and \ the other as myself. After supper, at which I astonished several by eating rather more heartily than young ladies generally do, we had more dancing, and 1 hinted pretty strongly to Mr. Bimby that I should like to try another waltz with him. He did'nt take the hint. Finding it rather dry amusement to dance with my own sex, I soon abandoned that pleasure, and persuaded Jennie to stroll off into the moonlight with me. We j found the grove a charming place, full of, picturesque little corners aud rurtic scats, and great grey rocks leaning out over the, river. Ou one of these latter, a little bench was placed, in a nook sheltered, from the wind, and from light. Here we sat down, in the full flood of i the moonlight, and having just had din ner, I felt wonderfully in need of a cigar.' Accordingly I went back to a little stand near the ball room, and purchased several of the wondering woman who sold refresh- j meats. Then returning to the sent by the rocks, I gave up ail cares or fears for my incognito , and revelled in the pleasure of solitude, the fragrance of my cigar, the I moonlight, and little Jennie's presence. llow long we sat there heaven onlv knows. We talked and laughed, aud looked in each others eyes, and told for tunes, and performed all the nonsensical operations common among young people just falling in love with each other, and might remained there until this month of. i September, in this year of our Lord eight een hundred aud fifty seven, for aught Ii know, had not the carriage been sent to i convey us home, and the rest of tho com-1 pany began to wonder where we were. This wonder begot questions, the ques tions fears, and the fears a search, headed by the valiant Bitriby. They called and looked and listened, but our position down in the sheltered nook among the rocks, prevented them from hearing us or we them. 1 At length thay hit upon our path, and j all came along single tile, until they got to the open space above. They saw u sight. I was spread out in a free and easy po sition. my bonnet taken off. and my hair somewhat towzzled up. One foot rested on the ground, and the other ou a rock about level with mv head —regardless of j ankles this time—aud there I sat. puffing 1 FOUR CENTP. TERMS.- $1,25 PER ANNUAL 'away in a very uuladylike style, at a high ! flavored Concha. Jennie was sitting close beside me with her head almost on my shoulder, and her waist almost encircled by my arm. Jut as the party came along above us. I laugh ed out in a loud masculine voice: •Just think of poor what's bis name— Bimby I Suppose he knew that he had been making love to a man V 'Hush I" cried Jennie. Look, there lie is—and, oh, gracious ! there is the whole party V Yes, we were fairly caught. It was no use tor me to clap on my bonnet, and as suiue falsetto again—they had all seen too much for that. Besides, by this time. Bob Styles and Maggie Lee were doubt less 'one flesh,' and disguise was of no I further importance, so I owned up aud told the story. Lawyer Bimby was in a rage. He vowed to kill uie, and even squared off, but the rest of the party laughed at him so unmercifully, and suggested that we should waltz it out together, that he finally cooled down and <lunk away, to take some private conveyance back to 0 Bob Styles and I are living in a large double house together. lie often sav* that he owes his wife to my masquerading, but he doesn't feel under any obligations to me, for I owe my wife to the same thing. N. B. —My wife's name is Jennie. Tilings Wise and Oilier-wise. WHAT kind of a doctor would a duck make ? A quack doctor. A MAN'S true wealth hereafter is the good he does iu this world to his fellow men. TAKE all sorrow out of life, and you take away all richness and depth of ten derness. Sorrow is a furnace that melts selfish hearts together in love. IT is stated that the ukase abolishing serfdom in Russia will be published on the 17th day of December, the birthday of the late Emperor Nicholas. IT is calculated that the clergy cost the United States £12,000,000 annually; the criminals, §40,000,000 : the lawyers 870,- 000,000, and liquors 8200,000,000. Private letters from St. Petersburg state that the fiuancial crisis had been severely felt there—that silver coin was excessively scarce, and that the price of everything but meat was extortionate. COAL-BURNING LOCOMOTIVES.—Tho Syracuse Courier says: "Hereafter, it is understood, all locomotives built for tho Hudson Hiver and Camden and Amboy railroads will be coal-burners." MANY of the brightest virtues are like stars —there must be night, or they can not shine. Without suffering there could be no fortitude, no patience, uo compas sion, no sympathy. A good old Quaker lady, after listening to the extravagant yarns of a storekeeper as long as her patience would allow, said to him, " Friend, what a pity it is usiato lie, when it seems so necessary to thy business." THE average attendance at the church of Henry Ward Beecher is three thou sand persons. In order to accommodate the multitude that throng to hear him, the New York limes says, "it has been determined to till the aisles of the church with folding irou chairs, which will be placed in two row-, and at the close of ser , vice be folded back against the ends of ; the pews." THE marriage of Bayard Taylor, in Gotha, Saxony, to Miss Hansen, ot'Gotha; took place on Oct. 27th. Mr. Taylor passes the winter with his bride at Mos cow. where she has relatives residing. He is to come back to America next, au tumn. and Willis announces that he has "already written to him to claim for Idle wild the honeymoon of his return." COL. BENTON ON THE BANKS. —The Hon. Thomas H. Benton is out in a long letter in the National Intelligencer , on what used to be his favorite subjects, Banks and the Currency, and advocates ••a stamp duty 011 paper currency, and a bankrnpt law against bankrupt banks/' He concludes as follows : "There is not a monarch in Europe who would treat his subjects, or suffer them to he treated, as the people of the United States are treated by the buse part of their own banks, and the indulgent Legislatures which legalize their violations of law, promises, and contracts. The issue of currency, and its regulation, is an attrib: ute of sovereignty, and every where is ex ercised by the sovereign power, except iu the United States. Here, also, it was intended to be an attribute of sovereignty, and was placed in the hands of Congress, and limited to the issue of gold and silver, and the regulation of its value. For our present Government was formed by bard j money men, who had seen and felt the disastrous and demoralizing effect of pa per mouey, and were anxious to save their posterity from such calamities as they had suffered. They did their part to save us. Shall we bo false to ourselves and to ; them ?"