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VOLUME XV. -NUMBER 18.
THE POTTER JOURNAL PUBLISHED BY M. W. HcAlarney, Proprietor. $1.50 PR YK All, IN VARIABLY IN ADVANCE. *„* Devoted to the cause of Republicanism, th interests of Agriculture, the advancement •f Education, and the best good of Potter •ountj. Owning no guide except that of Principle, it will endeaver to aid in the work •F BB re fully Freedomizing our Country. 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Also Masonic gather ings on every Wednesday Evening, for work and practice, at their Hall in Coudersport. TIMOTHY IVES, W. M. SAMUEL HAVEN, Sec'y. JOHN S. MANN, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several Courts in Potter and M'Kean Counties. All business entrusted in his care will receive prompt attention. Oflice corner of West and Third streets. " ARTHUR G. OLMSTED, ATTORNEY k COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all business entrusted to his care, with prcinptnes and fidt ity. Office on Soth-west co/ner of Main and Fourth streets. ' ISAAC BENSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all business entrusted to him, with care and promptness. Office on Second &t., near the Allegheny Bridge. F. W. KNOX, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport. Pa., will regularly attend the Courts in Potter and the adjoining Counties. o. T. ELLISON, PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport, Pa., respectfully informs the citizens of the vil lage and vicinity that he will promply re spond to all calls for professional services. Office on Main St., in building formerly oc cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq. C. S. & E. A. JONES, DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good;, Groceries, &c., Main st., Coudersport, Pa. D. E. OLMSTED, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, &c., Main st.,; Coudersport, Pa. COLLINS SMITH, DEALER in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all Goods usually found in a country Store.— Coudersport, Nov. 27, 1861. COUDERSPORT HOTEL, D. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner o- 1 Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot tor Co., Pa. A Livery Stable is also kept in conneci | lion with this Hotel. MARK GILLON, TAlLOR—nearly opposite the Court House— will make all clothes intrusted to him in the latest and best styles—Prices to suit tho times.—Give him a call. 13.41 ANDREW SANBERG & BRO S. TANNERS AND CURRIERS. —Hides tanned on the shares, in the best manner. Tan-j nory on the east side of Allegany river. J Coudersport, Potter county*, Pa.—Jy 17,'61 R. J. OLMSTED, t i : I : i I : : 8. D. KELLY OLMSTED & KELLY, DEALER IN STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON WARE, Main St., nearly opposite the Court House, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made to order, in good style, on ■hort notice. Ulysses Academy ■till retains as Principal, Mr.E. R.CAMPBELL, Preceptress, Mrs. NETTIE JONES GRIDLEY ; As ■itant, Miss A. E CAMPBELL The expenses per Term are : Tuition, from $5 to $6 ; Board, from 3ti.50 to per week; Rooms for self boarding from $2 to $4. Each term commences ■pon Wednesday and continues Fourteen weoks. Fall term. Aug.27th,1862; Winter term. Boc lOth, 1862 ; and Spring term, March 25th IMI. 0. 11. BASSETT, President. W. W. GRIDLEY, Sect'y. Lewisville, July 9, 1862. MANHATTAN HOTEL. NEW YORK. THIS Popular Hotel is situated near the corner of Murray Street and Broad way opposite the Park within one block of the Hudson River Rail Road and near the Irie Rail Road Depot. It is one of the most pleasant and convenient locations in the city. Board & Booms sl.r>o per day. N. lIUGGINS, Proprietor. ?cb.lBth, 1863. is the time to subscribe for your Paper— THE JOURNAL. To My Little Daughter. BY SAMUEL BARBER. Still, like the dewdrop on a flower, The tear that sparkles in thine eye Reveals a heart as warm and pure As ever throbbed beneath the sky. No wave-born pearl from ocean cell E'er shed a milder, purer ray Of light than on thjr face doth dwell, And round thy lovely lips doth play. Fain would I clasp thee in my arms, Upon thy cheek impress a kiss, 'Tis pleasure to behold thy charms, To kiss thee ! <sb, Why that i V>Ua. Let no foreboding fears come nigh To chill the heart's outgushing flow ; Thou'rt happy now and so am I; The future's not for us to know. Then let thy laughing eyes reveal Joy's hallowed and enlivening beam ; While mirth and frolic s-it their seal Upon the page of life's young dream. ♦'Papa Goes There." "Mayn't I go with you, papa? Please say I may go, won't you ?" These words were uttered in a plain tive and sadly entreating tone, the hands of the speaker clasping the knees of the | listener. It was a boy of seven years who lisped | them ; a beautiful boy, with a fair, high brow, arouud which there clustered a glorious wreath of alburn curls; with dark flashing eyes; cheeks rosy with health ; lips like the oterries of sumuier, and a voice like the .lirds which taste them. There were tear? in those eyes at this time, though, and the dimpled mouth was quivering. It was a man of some five and thirty who had listened to his plea : a man who had been of noble looks and princely bear ing. Aye, had been, for the blighting truth was written over fjrm and face. His locks were matted, his forehead scowling, his eyes red, but not with tears ; there were furiows on bis cheek, too, and a brutish expression on his lips. Twice did the litrle boy address h : m ere he an swered. Theo pushing the child rudely from him, he said, in a stern voice, "No, uo, it's no place for you." Again those fair small hands encircled the knees. "You go, pipa. IVhy can's I too ?Do let me go ? For a momtnt the heart of the iucbri ate seemed to awake from its sleep. He shuddered as he thought of the character of the p'ace hit pure-souled toy would enter. He took tho obild tenderly iu his arms and kissed him as of old ; then put ting him down be said kindly : "You must not ask me again to take you there. It is no place for little boys," and seizing his hut he hurried fiorn the room, murmuring to himself as ho paced the way to tho brilliant bar room, "aud no plaee for men e<tber. Would to God I had never gone." For a long time, Willie stood where his father left him ; then turning to the few embers that faintly glowed upon the hearth, he sat down in his little chair, and resting his head upon his mother's lap, he said earnestly : "Mamma, why isn' 4 . that pretty store a good place for little toyt? Papa loves to be there." It was a trying question for the poor, heart broken woman. She had kept so far from her son the knowledge of his father's sin. She could not bear that he should look with shame upon him, or that his pure aud gentle heart should thus couimuue with BO intense a griof. Kind ly she toyed with his long ringlets, for a while, then said eodeariugly : "Papa knows better ihan you what is best for hie little boy. When you get older you will Jearu why he does not wieh to take you." Then rising, she carefully put down her little one upon its bed, and put on her hood and cloak. "Mind the cradle, Willie, I'll come back socn, aod then you shall have some supper and a nice fire to sit by, too," and taking a large basket of ironed clothes she went out. A wealthy mother would have been frightened at the thought of leaving so young a boy at night-fall alone, with an infant to care for, and an open fireside to sit beside. But poor Mrs M knew weP enough that she could trust Willie with his sister, aod as for burning op, there was cot enough coal to thaw his blue, stiff fingers. No she did not fear to go aod leave him, for he had thus been left many a time, aod he had always obeyed her. And he meant to now; but poor little fellow ! his thoughts would wander to that brilliant corner store, whither he knew his father went at evei> ing; and his brain was busy with eager wanderings. He knew his fatlie always went at eveuing ; aod he knew theie must be something he liked for he nevei came home again till long after Willie was asleep. What lay behind those scarlet curtains was a mystery ho sought to uu ravel. At length he whispered eagerly, as if to encourage a longing wish, ' Papa used Deboted to of J>qe Jktyocfyctj, 9i)D tye of fifebs. COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1863. to tell me if I wanted to know anything very bad, to persevere, and I would find it out. Now I want to know what makes him love to go there so. I know there must be pretty things behind those win dows. I shouldn't wonder—and his cheeks were glowing—if it was like a fairy house. Why can't Igo ?" Poor Willie ! The temptation to know was too strong to bo resisted ; so he hunt ed up a candle, for he was a thoughtful little fellow, and would not leave hie little sister to the only danger that could men aoe her, that the flame might •> the rats and mice, should they sally out ere his return. "I won't stay long, pretty dear," said he pressing a tender kiss on her sleeping lips, and drawing the blanket close over her fair arms. "No, I'll came back SOOD, but I do want to take one peep." Swiftly his little feet bore him over the pavements, and in a triee he stood before the curtained door. I "How light it is, and how they laugh and talk. It must all be very funny in there." A cold November blast swept around the corner as he spoke, penetrating his worn, summer clothes, and causing his flesh to quiver and his teeth to chatter. "I don't believe thoy'd hurt ine, if L should go in awhile. I am such a little boy, and am so oold here," he said as he pushed the door carefully from him, slip ping in and closing it without a breath of noise. For a moment be was bewildered with the light and clatter, and half wished he was away. But the warm air was grateful to his limbs, and finding that no one seeuicd to notice him he stole towards the glowing grate and spread out his pur pis palms before the blaze. The group of men that enoircled the bar were drink ing when he entered. Soon, however, they Bat down their glasses, and dispersed about the room. "Hallo," said oue, in a loud tone, as going to the fire he spied little Willie. "What are you doing hero, my little fellow, who are you, aud what do you wool?" "i don't want anything only to sec what you do here. My name is Willie M . My papa loves to come here, and it looked so pleasant through the window, I thought I'd like to. But I must not stay long, for I've left the baby alone." "And where is your mother, boy ?" "Oh, she's goue to take homo the wash, sir. Papa don't have so much work as he used to once, and we're very poor now, and she has to help him." "And does it look as pleasant in here as you thought it would, my child ?" "O, yes, it does, sir. I don't wonder papa loves to come here so much, it's so dark and cold at home. But I should think ho'd bring mamma and me and lit tle sis. How she would laugh to see this fire and all these pretty bottles, aud those flewers with lights in them. Please sir," and he earnestly seized the rough hands of th 3 listeners, "please, sir, tell me why little boys can't come here with their fathers 7" "For God's sake do not tell him, Ban croft" said a deep distinguished voice.— "He deems me pure and holy. Heavens! what a wretch lam ! My boy, my boy ! you have saved me from earth's vilest hell. Here with tuy hand on thy sinless brow, I promise never again to touch the cup I have drank so deep. And my brothers in sin, as you value your soul's salvation, tempt me not to break my vow. Help me Heaven —help mo. men, so as to live hereafter that papa may never blush to take his boy along —that if papa goes there, Willi* may go too." Silently the door closed after them, and silence dwelt in the saloon behind theui. The preacher had been there in oherub form, and crazy, loose, unholy thought,or light and ribald jest was hushed. One by one they stole away, and u any a wife wore smiles that night; nor did the old bar-tender even curse the little one that robbed him of so many dimes. Too deep ly in his heart had sunk the voice of that cherub preaoher. "Don't you like me, papa ? Are you cross at me?" asked Willie in a hesitat ing tone, as they stood for a few moments the pavement,, for the scape in the bar room was an enigma to the child, and he feared a reproof. "[ was thinking what mamma would like best for supper," said the father. "Was you ? was you ?" was the eager question in a gladsome voice. "Oh, then I know you ain't cross. Oh, get oysters, and oraokers, and tea, papa; and a candle, because there is only a piece. And please papa, tell mamma not to be too cross to me, cause you know if I hadn't gone as I did, you wouldn't perhaps come yet, and she does love to have you home so much. Oh, I feel just like crying, I am so glad?" "'And I feel like crying too," said his father, solemnly; and ere midnight he did cry, and his wife, too, but they were holy tears, washing the heart of the dust .hat had gathered on its beauty; and hers of the sorrow that had wrapped it as a pall. Taking up a Collection. Rarely have we had a better story, or a better told story, than this, from a rev erend g'entleman in Missouri: The life of a preacher in a new coun try, from a secular point of view, is hard ly as smooth and free from difficult j as a position in mere cultivated aud populous communities usually appears to be. The people are thinly scattered here awd there, engaged m different chiefly agricultural. Being collected from all parts of the older States, and gathered from every class of society, they meet upon the same common ground, up on terms of easy familiarity, and restrain ed by no irksome conventionalities. Peo ple in a new country generally have a pretty hard time of it. They live a sort of "rough-and-tumble" life, wearing out their best efforts iu a struggle for exis tence. Under these circumstances the material sometimes absorbs completely the spiritual; and the people not unfre quently "get so far behind" with the preacher that they have frequently to be powerfully "stirred up" from the pulpit. On one occasion we had a visit from the presiding elder of our district at one of our quarterly meetings. We had not paid our circuit preacher "ary dime," as the boys say, and we expeeted a scoring from the elder. Well, we were not disappointed. The elder preached us a moving discourse from the text "otctt no man anything." At the close of bis sermon he came at once to the "subject in hand." "Brethren," said he, "have you paid Brother anything this year ?—noth ing at all I understand. Well, now, your preacher can't lire on the air, and you must pay up —pay up, that's the idea. He needs twenty-five dollars now, and must have it! Steward, we'll take up a collection now." Here some of the audience near the door began to 'slide' out. "Don't run 1 don't run I" exclaimed the cider. "Steward, lock that door and fetch me the key!" he contiuucd, coming down out of the pulpit and taking his seat by the stand table in front. The steward locked the door, and then deposited the key on the table by the side of the elder. "Now, steward," said he, "go round with the hat. I must have twenty-five dollars out of this crowd before oue of you shall leave this house." Here was a "fix." The congregation were taken all aback. The old folks looked astonished; the young folks tit tdred. The steward gravely proceeded in the discharge of his official duties.— The hat was passed around, and at leDgth deposited on the elder's table. Ths elder poured out "the funds" on the table, and counted the amount. "Three dollars aud a half! A slow start brethren ! Go round again, stew ard. We must pull up a heap stronger than that!" Around'went the steward with his hat azaio, and finally pulled up at the elder's stand. •'Nine dollars aod three quarters ! Not enough yet. Go round again, steward !" Around goes the steward the thirc^time. "Twelve dollars and a half! Mighty slow, brethren ; 'Fraid your dinners will all got oold before you get home to eat 'ooi ! Go round again steward !" By this time the audience began to be fidgety. They evidently thought the joke was getting to be serious. But the elder was relentless. Again and again circu lated the indefatigable hat, and slowly, slowly, but surely, the "pile" on the table swelled toward the requisite amount. "Twenty-four dollars and a half! Only lack half a dollar. Go round agaiu, stew ard I" Just then there was a tap on the win doa from the outside; a hand was thrust in holding a half-dollar between the thumb and finger, aud a young fellow outside exclaimed : "Here, Parson, here's your money: Let my gal out o' there ! I'm tired of waitin' for her." "It was the last hair that broke the camel's back" and the preacher could ex elaira, in the language of "Ike Turtle," "This 'ere meetiu's done burst up !" A country school teacher, preparing for an exhibition of his school, selected a class of pupils aDd wrote down the ques tions which he would put to them on ex animation day. The day came, and so did the young hopefuls, all but one. The pupils took their places as had been ar ranged, and all went glibly on til! the question came for the absentee, which the teacher asked : "In what do you believe?" "Napoleon Banaparte " "You believe in tho Holy Uatholic Church, do you not ?" "No/' said the toy, amid roars of laugh ter, "the boy who believed in the Church didn't come to school to day ; he is at home sick abed." BELL PLAIN, Va., April 3, 18G3. MY DEAR JOURNAL :—ln resuming my irregular pen I am compelled to the confession that there is nothing very strange —that t know of—to write about. The correspondent who would write a very interesting letter from the army, at this stage of the game, must possess great inventive genius. His originality, cou pled with patient iodustry # would insure success in almost any department of lit erature, to which his fancy might lead him. iu raci mere is notuiug going uu uuro but preparation, and like all other army correspondents, I do not deem it expe dient to state what that preparation is for —reason, the information if given might reach the enemy ; besides I don't know. The improvement in the order and dis cipline of this army, made in the past few months, is plainly apparent, and very en couraging. I am of the opinion that there has been too much disposition to lavish time and attention upoa the more showy btanohes of our profession, while the "weightier matters of the law."— such as actual preparation for fight—have been, in consequence, neglected. Some orders issued ef late rather tend to reme dy this evil. Yesterday this (the Ist) division was reviewed by Gen. Hooker. The day was wiudy—but clear—and the roads dry and very dustr. After the review, while the division was filing out into the road, on their way to camp, Gen. Hooker and Wadsworth—accompanied by their re spective staffs—rode along the line. — They were everywhere greeted with the most enthusiastio cheering. If Gen Hooker would permit it, the homage he would receive from his army, would fully equal that paid to McClellau, in his palm iest days. But he does not desire that "hero worship" shall become the prevail ing religion of his army, and so all disor derly demonstrations are promptly sup pressed. Gov. Curtiu has recently visited roost of the Pennsylvania regiments in this ar my. In failiug to visit those in this vi cinity he missc-d seeing many worm friends. Enclosed I send you a copy of the res olutions passed by the regimeDtto which I belong, the whole or part of which you are at liberty to publish. The regiment was assembled at the beating of the "ioDg roll " The object of the resolutions was briefly and clearly stated by Col Kidder, the resolutions read and unanimously adopted, after whioh were had three cheers for Gen. Hooker, three "rousers" for Gov. Curtin and three groans for the copperheads. The feeßog that prompts the expressions found in these resolutions is not confined to a regiment, division or corps, but pervades the whole army. For the information of the soldiers friends at home, I desire to say a few words concerning the health and morals of the army. It can not be denied that change of clime, undue exposure, and ir regular, or sloveoly habits, makes fearful inroads upon the health. To remedy the evils flowing from the latter oauiee—and they are greater than those of the other two combined—it is strictly enjoined that regimental surgeons exercise constant vigilance, and they are clothed with au thority to enfotce regularity and cleanli ness in person, dress and residence) even at the point of the bayonet. You frequently bear I suppose of the many temptations of the camp. The fell diseases of a Southern elime, or even the fatal rebel bullets are scarcely less feared by anxious fathers, sisters and mothers than these dreadful temptations, truly they are dreadful. Insomuch as they frighten good people nearly out of their wits, they may well be called formidable. They are however for the most part ficti tious "frights" having an existence only in the imagination. The fact is there are far fewer temptations here than among the associations of home. The main dif- j ticulty is a want of proper restraint; so that men constitutionally disposed to in dulge in immoral or sinful practices, do so with more freedom, and their wander- i ing feet get farther from the Darrow wry than the samo feet would, if not incased I in Uncle Sams' shoes. On the other hand, those possessed of real manhood, "in whose hearts virtue, and in whose souls the love of God reign eth," find much to strengthen their good; resolut : ois, much to develop their man hood, and much to increase their power for good. The sense of right is sharpen ed and made stronger by frequent exer cise, and virtue loses nothing of brillian cy or attractiveness by comparson with the lower and more repulsive forms of vice. If a man Is not content to live for him self alone—if he would labor to make others wiser, better or more cheerful— here he has an ample field, where he can labor profitably and always have enough to do. To any one who may be anxious-about the moral well being of a friend bore let | me say : If you could trust him out of, TERMS.- $1.50 PER ANNUM. jour Eight at boms, if his impulses weru good and noble, and bis principles right —if he was not fond of the society of thu vicious—you need not fear for him. But if he was somewhat wild and wicked, and his life spared, hs may return to you with some new vines—his eommand of lan guage in the vulgar and profane depart* ments largely reiuforced—but the samu warm heart will be there. You will bav* a labor of love to do in reforming him.--* It is to be hoped you will bt faithful to that trust. iuu ncttiuei ui, tu uajr, is uu. xno last time I heard from the 149 th the boys were well. Since I last wrote I have had the pleas ure of hailiog my old friend O. J. liees, he was looking finely. He has lately been promoted to Quartermaster —a pro* motion which he has welt merited. I remain very truly yours, "MONROE." DANDIES. —They are mere walking sticks for female flirts, ornamented with brass beads, and barely touched with tha varnish of etiquette. Brass heads did t say 7 Nav, their caputs are only half* ripe muskmelons, monstrous thick rinds, all hollow inside, containing the seed of foolishness, swimming about with a vast quantity of sap. Their moral govern* ment is a double-breasted coat of vanity, padded with the silk of self complacenoy* Their apparel is all in keepiug, and k imported fresh from the devil's wholesale and retail clothing establishment. TJ-k* ered up with broadcloth, finger-rings,safe* ty chains, soft-sodder vanity, and impn* dence, they are no mora gentlemen than a plated epeon is silver. I detest a dan* dy as a oat does a wet floor. There are | some fools in this world who,after along incubation, will hatch out from the hoi* ! bed of pride a sickly brood of fuzzy ideas, | and then go along in the path of pompot* : ity with all the self-importance of a speck* j led hen with a black chicken. I have an antipathy to such people. BABIES. —It strikes us that mora fibs are told about babies than anything else in the world. We all say that they an sweet —yet every body who can smell, knows they are sour ; we all say they are lovely, yet nine babies out of ten have no more pretentions to beauty than a pug dog ; we praise their expressive eyes, yet all babies Bquint; we call them littlo doves though one of them makes men noise than a whole colony of screeoh owls) we vow they are BO trouble, yet tbey must be tended night and day ; we insist that they repay us for our anxiety) though they take every opportunity of scratching our faces or poking their fib* gers into our eyes; in short, we make it our business to tell the most palpable falsehoods about them every hour of the day. Yet strange to say, wedlock seems a void without them, and those who haVf them even while telling these self-evident untruths, look just as if they expected peopb to believe them. AN ILLINOIS FARM.— The LARGE*! farui in Illinois is that of Isaac Mr. Funk resides near Bloomiogtoo, McLean county The total number of acres occupied and owned by hint is thir ty-nine thousand, one farm of twenty-set* en thousand acres, said to be worth thirty dollars per acre, and three pasture fields containing, repocthely, eight thousand, three thousand nine hundred, and one thousand acres. His great crop of corn, all of which he consumes at home, and thus iB enabled to market about seventy thousand dollars worth of cattle per year at New York. His stock on hand of hor ses, mules, boss, and fut cattle is said to be Worth a million dollars. THISBEAUTIFULWORLD I—"Ah! this beautiful world ! I know not what to think of it! Sometimes It is all sunshine and gladness, and heaven itself lies not far oflf—and then it suddenly chan-e*, and is dark and sorrowful, and the clouds shut out the day. In tl e lives of he saddest of us, there are bright days l ku this when we feel as if we Oiuld take 'he great world in our arms TUEV c<ttu gloomy lours when the fire will tiof burtl in our hearts, and all within, is dismal, cold and dark. Believe me e e y heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not; and ofteotime we cull a matt cold when he is only sad."— Lov<jJr.ltnx&. A loyft' gentleman of Cnail S on Went into a retail store in B>ston and made tl purchase to the extdit of foty d< 1 t*, and handed the shopkeeper four ten diL greenbacks. The shopkeeper, a copper head, with a sneer took them, sayingt "they are not worth much The pur chaser asked to see them again, and put ting thcuo in his pocket, left the copper head to dispose of his goods to a C er who had bettsr mcUcy than Utielo Sam's. The 6unset clouds are the vbiblo song of the day that is dead. Nearly every evil has its compensations.