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~ M. W. MAN N,
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fjMAPBR and TAILOR, late from the City of
iaYcrpool, England. Shop opposite Court
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WARE, Main st., nearly opposite the Court
H*use. Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
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P. F. GLASBMIRE. Proprietor, Corner of
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot
ter Co , P. 9:44
SAMUEL M. MILLS, Proprietor, Colesburg
Pvtyer Co., Pa., seven miles north of Cou-
DNMPORT OM the Wellsrille Road. 9:44
C. 0 LYMAN, Proprietor, Ulysses, Potter Co.,
Pa. This House is situated on the East
corner of Main street, opposite A. Corey &
Son's store, and is well adapted to meet the
wants of patrons and friends. 12:ll-ly. 1
Jtefs Smnm'.
[THJC following feeling and expressive poem
was an original contribution by a lady of this
village to a "Paper - ' recently read before the
Ladies' Literary Society. We have obtained
permission to publish it. and takfTpleasure in
laying it before our readers — ED. Joca.J
Oh, if I were called to tread,
As Daniel, iu the lion's bed;
Or the fiory furnace brave,
Like a young Judean slave;
Martyr's cross and martyr's crown,—
Could I?—dare I put them on?
Stephen stood beneath the sky,
In unveiled simplicity,
hlist torn flesh and crushing bone
Yielded to each bruising stone :
Such his fate, by call Divine, —
Could 1 ?—dare I make it mine ?
Peter's bleeding body hung,
Nailed head downward, on the tree ;
Paul's many stripes no murmur wrung ;
Nor burning woman's aeony,
For that dear love that loved us first—
Could I?—dare I serve it thus?
With the martyrs of to-day,
Torrey's prison-life to share ;
With slow disease to waste away,
Uncheored by friendly love and care ;
Year after year to pine and die,
| With cold, disease and damp—could I?
Ob, my heart!—the cros3 to bear—
Is it to speak a public prayer ?
Success put off? Ambition foiled?
Some little meed of love withheld?
These, the crosses that we know—
Can we?—dare we call them so?
But there are crosses, dark and dread,
Most nobly borne in daily life—
Fierce mental lions to be fed—
The stake, the flame, the blows and strife:
If of such sorrows called to sup,
Could 1 ?—dare I take the cup?
Coudersport, Pa. Moss.
SJioiff |Uatiiitg.
Every Wrinkle a Line of lleau
4, 1 don't like old people," said a though t
less young girl, 44 they are cither cross,
disagreeable, or ugly."
" You have been unfortunate in 3'our
chances of observation," replied a lady,
sitting near her.
14 It may he so, but I speak, at least,
from experience. All the old people it
has been my fortune, or misfit tone, to'
meet, have been cross in temper and re j
pulsive in appearance. I have an old
aunt who is always associated in my mind;
with the Witch of Eodor From a child
I have had a perfect horror of her. 1
doubt if she erer gave utterance to a kind
or uncomplaining word iu her life."
44 You must not judge all by this aunt, ;
my young friend," said tlie lad v. "There
are handsome and agreeable old people in
the world, and now a few of theui either,
but many. Age does not necessarily sour
the temper, nor mar the countenance j
There is such a thing as 4 growing old j
gracefully," and the number of those who!
are thus advancing along the paths of life,;
I am pleased to sav, are increasing year- ■
ly. I happen to have an old aunt also, j
but, so far from beiug a secoud Witch of
j Eodor, I heard a geutleinau, not many
days ago, remark, in speaking of her, I
4 Why, every wrinkle in Mrs. Elder's face
is a liue of beauty.' ADJ SO it is; fori
every wrinkle there was born of patient :
endurance, or unselfish devotion to the;
good of other*. I look at her dear old
face often and often, and say to myself,
44 Now, is she not handsome ?"
<4 l sheuld really like to see your aunt," j
said the youug girl, half skeptically.
44 Come to my house to-morrow, and we
will pay her a visit," answered the lady.
44 It will do both of us good."
44 Thank you for the iuvitatioa. I will
certainly call."
The next day came, and the young lady
was early at "the house of Mrs. Barton.
44 Glad to see you, Kate," was the pleas
ant greeting she received. "We are to
oall on my aunt Elder, I believe."
44 Yes ; you promised to introduoo me to
an old lady who, so far from being ugly,
lis sweet-tempered and beautiful. The
sweet temper I can imagine, but not a
i face wrinkled and beautiful at the same
44 You shall see," she answered.
44 Ah, good morning, Mary," said a low.
but very pleasant and cheerful voice, as
the two ladies entered the small but neat
and orderly sittiug-rooiu of Mrs. Elder.
" My friend, Miss Kate Williams," said
Mrs. Barton, presenting the young lady.
Mrs. Elder laid he. knitting upon a
table, close to her open Bible, and rising,
took the hand of Miss Williams, looking
earnestly into her young face as she did
so, and smiling so sweet a welcome, that
Kate did not see a wrinkle, for the beau
; tiful light that shone from the old lady's
! placid couDtenanee.
I 44 1 aui always pleased to see young
| faces," said Mrs. Elder, 44 and to feei the
warmth of young heaits."
" How are you to-day, aunt?" inquired
Mrs. Barton.
44 Not so well in body as when you were
1 here last. I sleep but poorly."
2>eboiefl to the principle? of £jgtyoerq3tf, the Dissetyiiftlioi} of soh|it'fy, vrf
Mrs. Eider smiled as if she were tel.ing
of enjoyments, aud then added—
-44 But this is only one of the penalties
of age. I knew it must come, and" long
ago made up my mind to be patient and
; enduring. These are some of the light
1 afflictions, lastingbut fora moment, which,
jif borne iu Christian meekness, help to
j work out. for us that far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory, to which the
apostle refers in one of his sublime passr
Misa Williams looked at the old lady
half wonderingly.
44 Always doing something, Aunt El
der," said Mrs. Barton, placing her hand
upon, the half-Enft yarn stocking which
| the old lady had put aside as she rose to
i take the hand of Miss Williams. "Kuit
jting, I suppose, has grown into a kind of
! habit. The act brings its own reward.
! It is your pleasant pastime."
j 44 No, child, not my pleasant pastime,
( but uiy useful employment," answered
Mrs. Eider. 44 1 can't do much in this
: world for other people; still I cau do a
1 little, and I am thankful for the privilege;
for I don't believe it is possible for any
body to be happy who is not engaged in
some useful employment. I manage to
keep the children of half a dozen poor
families iu warm stockings for the winter,
and that is something added to the eoni
fuou stock of human comfort."
The eyes of Miss Williams were now
fixed intently upon the old ladv's age
marked features. Wrinkles went curving
about her cheeks, her lips, and chin, and
wrinkles planted themselves deeply upon
her foiehead. Grey hairs were visible be
j neath her cap border; her calm eyes lay
far back in their hollow sockets : the sytn
| inetry of her mouth was gone; and yet it
: teemed to the young girl, as she gazed at
j her wouderingiy, as if < very wrinkle in
! that aged face were indeed a line of beau
41 But you must have a surer founda
4ion for happiress thau knitting stock
ings." said Mrs. Barton.
The old lady seemed thoughtful fur a
moment. She then said, with sweet iiu
44 There is only one foundation upon
which we can rest and find happiness, and
that is God's love in the heart. The j
great question for us all is, How to obtain
that love. It will not come at our com
mand. We cauoot tira*; it down from j
heavcu. We cannot tind it, search wc
ever so diligently. Gods love is God-giv-;
en; and he bestowj it only upon those f
who first have neighborly love. This is j
that higher love's receptacle in the hu-,
man heart. First, love of the neighbor;!
then, love of good, which is divine love
in the soul, the sure foundation for abid
ing happiness. So you see, Mary, the
value of even knitting stockings to one
like me. It is useful work, and that, as
the old monk said, is worship."
Miss Williams could uot withdraw her
eyes from the old lady's face. Its beau
ty and its gooduess seemed to fascinate
her. She was a girl of quick feelings and
some enthusiasm. Suddeuly rising from j
the chair she had taken a few moments
before, she came forward, and stooping
over Mrs. Elder, kissed her, almost rev-j
erently, en the foiehead, saying, as she
did so—
44 May I be like you when I grow old
—every wrinkle in my face a line of beau
ty J"
44 Grow old 4 n goodness, my dear young
friend !" -answered Mrs. Elder, taking her
hand tightly within her own, and speak
ing with emotion —for the young girl's
sudden speeoh had stirred her feoling3 to
an unusual depth— 44 Grow old in good
ness, through the discipline of self-denial
and the gentle leadings of neighborly
love. It is the ouly path that conducts
to a peaceful old age."
44 Thanks for the lesson you have taught
me," sai-d Miss Williams, when she again
clasped tho hand of Mrs. Elder in parting.
44 1 will try to grow old, as the years pass
inevitably onwards, in the better way that
you have walked. Aud may my last days
be, like yours, my best days, and radiant
with light shining down from the better
44 I am a skeptic no longer" (she was
now in the street with Mrs. Barton);
44 beauty and age are not incompatible."
44 Bat the beauty of age," replied Mrs.
Barton, 44 is unlike the beauty of youth ;
the one is natural, the other spiritual and
celestial. The one is of the earth—earth
ly ; the other is of the heavens—heavenly.
An evil soul gradually mars the face, uu
til every lineament becomes renulsive;
but a soul of gooduess continually re
creates thecounteuauce, and covers it with
living beauty."
What Husband* 00.
On leaving home in the morning—
Some husbands kiss their wives and
bid them 44 good bye, dear," in the tone
of unwearied love; and whether it be pol
icy or fact it has the effect of fact, and
those homes are generally pleasaut ones,
provided always that the wives are ap
preciative, and welcome the descipline in
a kindly spirit. We knew an old gentle-
man who lived with his wife for over fif
ty years and never left her without the
kiss and the "good bye, dear."
Some husbauds shake hands with their
wives as fast as possible, as though the
effort were a something that they were
anxious to forget, holding their heads
down anu darting very quickly around the
nearest corner.
Some husbands say onlv, "Well, wife
I'm going," and start from the word 44 g0"
which comes to them from some unknown
back retreat.
Some husbands, before leaving home,
ask ' cry tenderly "What would you like
to<.avj for dinuer r my dear?" knowing
all the while that 3be will select something
for his particular palate and off he goes.
Some husbands will leave home with
out saying anything, but thinking a good
deal, as evinced by their turning rouud
at the last point cf observation and wav
ing an adieu to the pleasant laces at the
Some husbands never say a word; ris
ing from ihe breakfast table with the
lofty indifference of a lord, and going out
with a heartless disregard of those left
behind. It is a fortunate thing for their
wives that they can find sympathy else
Some husbands never leave home with
out some unkind word or iook, apparent
ly thinking that such a course is neces
sary to keep matters straight in their ab
7'hot on returning—
Some husbands come home jolly and
happy, unsoured by the world ; some sul
ky and surly with its disappointments.
Some husbauds bring home a newspa
per or a book, aud bury themselves deep
ly in the contents.
Some husbands are called away every
|evening by business or social engage
ments ; some doze in speechless stupidity
until bod time.
Some husbands are curious to learn of
their wives what has transpired through
the day; others are attracted bv nothing
short of a child's tumbling down stairs,
or the house taking fire.
44 Depend upon it," says Dr. Spooner,
44 that home is the happiest, where great
kindness, and interest, and politeness, and
attention are tho rules, on the part of
husbands—of course all the responsibili
ty with them— and temptation finds
no footing there."
Yli'. Ilceclier on Fault-finding.
In arecentdiscour.se on the text "Bear
ye one another's burdeus," Henry Ward.
Beecher said ;
44 The spirit of this passage forbids that
we should make the failings of other men j
a source of amusement to ourselves—
and now lam coming to it. I wiil ad- !
mitthat there is a playful good-humored
kind of badinage that is harmless. Thej
reprehension or exposition of a man's!
faults in a light, genial spirit, is often 1
the best way of telling him of them. I
do not, therefore say that ail innocent!
rallcry and good-natured reprehension is ;
lobe disallowed.d On the contrary, it 1
may be allowe. It mast be genuiue, how-j
ever, producing good aud not pain. But
he that makes the mistakes, the foibles,
the faults, the misconceptions of men—
the ten thousand infelicities of human
life—the subject matter of comment, of!
jest and social enjoyment, and of peison
al amusement, is simply a barbarian. He
is not a Christian ; he does not belong to
that category. It is one of those things
that are monstrous in the sight of God.
Could you do it to your child ? A moth
er may tantalize her child. She may
frolic with it. She may do a thousand i
things with it, causing it to hover vibrat-]
ing between a tear and a smile, some
times 011 one side and sometimes on the
other, just fora moment; but ehe iustant
ly presses it to her bosom, aud covers its
face with kisses, so that there are no!
shades left upon its spirits. And there
is such a thing as innoceut raillery. But.;
to watch to see what is awkward in oth
ers ; to search out the infirmities of men ;;
to go out like a street-sweeper, or a uui
versal scavenger, to collect the faults and
failings of people, to carry these things!
about as if they were cherries or flowers,
to throw them out of your bag or pouch,
and make them an evening repast, or a
noonday meal, or the amusement of a so
cial hour, enlivened by unfeeling criti
cisms, heartless jests and cutting sar
casms; to take a man up as you would a
chicken, and gnaw his flesh from his very
bones, and then lay him down, saying,
with fiendish exultatjon— 44 There is his
skeleton"—this is devilish ! You may
call it by as many pretty names as you
please, but it is devilish ! and you will do
nothing worso thau this when you go to
hell—for you may expect to go there if
you have such a disposition and do not
change it. Talk about canuibalism !
Cannibals never eat a man till he is dead.
They are nearer Christ thau you are, a
good deal."
FRANKNESS. —-Be frank with the
world. Frankness is the child of honesty
and courage. Say just what you mean !
to do on every occasion ; and I take it
1 for granted you mean to do what is right.
! If a friend begs a favor, you should grant
: it, if it is reasonable; if not, tell him
! plainly why you caunot. You will wrong
| hiui and yourself by equivocation. Nev
er do a wrong thing to get a friend, nor
keep one; the man who requires you to
do so is dearly purchased at too great a
sacrifice. Deal pleasantly, but firmly with
all men. Above all, do not appear to
others, what you are uot. If you have
any fault to find with any one, tell him,
not others, of what you can complain.
; There is no more dangerous experiment
than that of trying to be one thing to a
i man's face, and another behind his baok.
We should live, act and talk out of door,
as the phrase is, and say and do what we
are willing should be seen and read by
men. It is not only best as a matter of
principle, but as a matter of policy.
A WARNlNG. —Yesterday we saw a
man lying on the floor at tie Mayer's of
1 fico, in a stats os misery, induced by the
1 use of ardent spirits, who but a short time
i since was a highly respected man, and in
the exercise of a good and honorable pro
fession. He had been picked upon the
street in a state of intoxication, on Mon
day night, and committed to the watch
house. There he fell into a Bort of sod
den sleep, rolled off the wooden bench
upon the hriek floor and cut and bruised
his face painfully. A physician was call
ed who dressed his wounds, and he was
then laid upon the floor by the stove in
the office, a pitiful sight to behold, in his
bloated and helpless condition of intoxi
cation—a picture raoro sad and puiful
than auy Mr. Sinclair could show in his
' panorama of evils from the use of the ac
cursed bowl.— Pitt sin rg Gazette.
Who hath woe ? Who hath sor
row ? Who hath contentions?
Who lias wounds without cause?
Who hath redness of eves?—
They that tarry long at wine!
They that go to seek mixed
wine. Look not thou upon
the wine when it is red,
when it giveth its color
iu the CUP ; when it
luoveth itself aright.
At last it bitetli
4 like a
• and stingcth
like an adder.
! jaliticat.
SOUTH We take the following from the
! Charlestown Mercury , of November j
; 28th:
"We aro satisfied that every intelligent;
man in the Scuth has been completely
I disgusted at the broad and pathetic farce;
that has been played off" before the public |
about the hanging of thait haary vidian,
"Old Brown." From the 500 invaders i
,in possession of Harper's Ferry, and the;
1,000 negroes carried off to the moun
j tains of Pennsylvania—from the further
I invasions and the threats of invasion—j
j the arsons and fears of arson—the march-i
; es and countermarches of the pouies and
I cessations of ponies—Governor Wise, the;
j energetic, and his troops —down to the j
I final climax of military aid offered by
Gov. Gist of South Carolina to the Gov
ernor of Virginia, for the purpose of mak- :
itig certain the aforesaid hanging of Old
Brown & Co.— it is a tissue of disgrace,
exaggeration and invention sufficient to
; stir the gall oj the Southernor, who has
regard for the. dignity and responsibility i
of the. Southern people. To us it really ;
I looks as if those in possession of the tele-!
graph were in league to ridicule the South ;
and make us a laughing stock to ourselves
I and before the world. We sincerely trust
that our Legislature, which meets to-day, |
! will bear t.iis in mind, and take no action
whatever in regard to ourselves or our in-'
| stitution, that may even have the appear
ance of being prompted by the Virginia
farce and its terrorism..
The Mail Contractors.
W ASHINGTON, Dec. 25.—A large uum
ber of mail contractors have informed and
continue to inform the Department, that
unless Congress makes appropriations ear
ly in January, for the payment of what
is due them, they cannot continue the
service, which has been maintained by
| them in a manner altogether satisfactory!
to the Department, but at great sacrifices.'
Their credit is now exhausted. Should
they surrender their contracts, the extra-!
ordinary expenses of restoring the service '
will amouut to not less than a million dol
| lars, probably more. Their expectations !
that Congress would promptly pass a bill
, for their relief have been disastrously dis- j
The department has the money to payj
all the sums now due for the quarter end
ing with September, but not the legal au
thority for that purpose. The expenses;
of the current quarter are not doe till
February. Over four millions are re- i
quired on account of arrearage! for the
year ending with last June. The state
tuents of indebtedness to contractors, on
which they have raised money to the
amount of two million dollars, are In the
bands of persons in this city. [The dis
unionists, by delaying the organization of
the House are thus practically destroying
the stability of the general government
by their insane blattiogs.— ED. JOUJL]>
[from the Pcnna. Slate Journal.]
Quiet the Child, or He'll choke.
An old lady, in expatiating on the
treatment of children, used to relate the
following anecdote, which I shall give iu
her own words:
44 When I was a young girl we lived
nigh to a family that had but one child,
a boy of about three or four years old.
This child had been petted and indulged
to a very improper extent by his parents,
and in such away as to entirely ruin his
temper, for he was frequently refused the
gratification of his whims and caprices
until he became not only clamorous in hie
demands, but would throw himself on the
floor screaming to the utmost power of hia
lungs until blue in the face, and nearly
strangled by bis exertion, when the alarm
jed mother would caH out to any one who
was convenient, aud who was presumed
| to know hw wishes, 44 Quiet the child, or
he'll choft which meant that his demands
should be complied with iu order to pre
vent strangulation. This being done,
| there would be an interregnum or cessa
tion of the uproar until be discovered
some new want which if not immediately
|g r atificd produced a recurrence of the
same scene, aud its command, 4 Quiet the
\ child, or he'll choke.'
41 Oue day tho parents were both from
home, and [ was left in charge of the
| house, in company with their usual hired
i 1 help/ or maid of ali work, when Johnny,
who had been left iu our care, imagiucd
! some improper want, and being denied,
went off into one of his usual tantrums,
to which we concluded to pay no atten
tion. Finding himself disregarded after
jail his clamor, and holding his breath uu
| til as blue as a turkey-rooster in the face,
and still not hearing from any ono tho
usual command, he concluded to give it
himselt, and roared out lustily, 4 Quiet
the child , or he'll choke.,' at which we
could not avoid indulging iu a heart y
1 laugh.
I " Johnny , for once, was disappointed,
and, full of mortification, got on to his legs
again, and for the remniuder of the day
was quiet and orderly."
1 have often of late years thought of
little Johnny when beholding the manner
in which some men or communities con
duet themselves in order to accomplish
their ends, of which the latest instance
is Governor Wise, whom tho Union-sav
ers of our cities are trying to 44 quiet."
A Republican Member of Con
gress at John Brown's
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Independent says:—
44 1 spoke in my last letter of the visit
of a Republican member of Congross to
Charlestown, and his hasty retreat. I
have since seen one of his Republican
colleagues in tho House— Senator Ash
ley—who uot ouly visited Charlestown,
but actually witnessed the execution.
With a reckless daring almost equal to
to that which characterized John Brown
on his way to Washington, he resolved
in defiance of Virginia threats that a Re
publican should witness the hanging of
Brown. At Harper's Ferry he was de
nounced—the ears would not take him
to Charlestown—but with cool courage
he hired a horse and buggy and drove
down to the beleagured village of Charles
town, aud put up at the village hotel.
He was fortunate enough while at the
Ferry to get the countersign, and so drove
straight through the solid masses of troops.
Some hours before the execution he was
discovered to be a spy, and he plainly
avowed himself to the crowd to be a Re
publican Member of Congress. His in
trepidity alone saved his life. Hs was
insulted, his life was threatened a hun
dred times, but by a cool bearing he pul
his panic-stricken foes to shame, and they
did not venture to attack or waylay him.
He saw Brown leave his cell with a cheer
ful smile on his face, and as he passed an
old negro woman, heard her say distinctly
to hioi, 44 God bless you, old maa ! I wish
I could help you but I caunot." And John
Brown heard her too, for he looked at her
a moment aud the tears sprang instantly
to his eyes.
Senator Ashley says that Brown stood
on the trap while tho manoeuveriDg of the
troops was going ou, fourteen minutes, by
tho watch. The feeiing of the troops and
the vast assemblage was one of horror at
this order of the military commander.
He adds that there was a quiet, secret,
yet unmistakable feeling on the part of at
least a portion of the people of Charles
town, agaiust the grand military display
of Gov. Wise, if uot of sympathy lor the
It is acknowledged here by the politi-

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