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VOLUME XVII.- NUMBER 18
THE POTTER JOURNAL PUBLISHED BT 9%. W. MeAlarney, Proprietor. $1.50 PS YEAR, invariably is advance. *** Devoted to the cause of Republicanism. th interests of Agriculture, the advancement of Education, and the be.t good of Potter county. Owning no guide except that of Principle, it will enieaver to aid in the work of more fully Freedomizing our Country. 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Also Masonic gather ings on every Wednesday Evening, for work and practice, at their Hall in CondersporA D. C. LARRIBEE, \Y. M. H. W. IfcAtarney, Sec y. JOHN S. MANN, 4JTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Couderepert. IV.. will attend the several. Courts in PoUer and M'Kean Counties. Al. business entrusted in his care will receive , prompt attention. Office corner ot M est and Third street;. ARTUUR G. OLMSTED, ATTORNEY t COUNSELOR AT LAW Condersport. Pi_ wild atlend ic al. busines;- MDrustet tc his care, with prenptaes and £dt ity. Office or Soft-west ce.xer cf Main | and Fourth streets. ISAAC BENSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Couderspe-rt, Ft., will attend to all business entrusted to him, with care and promptness. Office on 3ecen& St., 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., respectfullv informs the citizens of the vii lage and vicinity that he will promplv re spond to all calls for professional services. Office on Main St.. : n b aiding formerly oc cupied by C. W• LI lis. Ls<j. C. S. & E. A. JONES, 'DEALERS IN DRUGS MEDICINES, PAINTS Oils. Fancy Artie:* -.Stationery. Dry Good:, Groceries, Ac.. Main st.. ' oudersport. Pa. P. E. OLMSTED, - •EALHR IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE Clothing. Cro -.-."y, Groceries, Ac., Main;*.., Coudersport, Pa. i COLLINS SMITH, DEALER in Dry Goods Groceries. Provisions. Hardware, Queensware, Cutierv, and all Goods usually found in a country 3tore.— Coudersport. Nov. 27, 1361. _____ ' COUDERSPORT HOTEL, P F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor. Corner o- Maiu ani Second Streets, Coudersport. Pot ter Co., Pa. A Livery Stable is also kepfcin connect lion with this Hotel. H. J. OLMSTED, DEALER IN STOVES. TIN k SHEET IRON WARE, Main St.. nearly opposite the Court House, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet fron Ware made to order, in good style, on short notice. TM. H. KILLER J. C. M'ALAaSBY. MILLER & McAHRVEI, ATTOR N E Y S- AT-L A W. HARRISBURG, PA., A GENTS for the Collection of Clan £ JY. against the United States and State Go>- eaaments. such as Pension. Bounty, Arreai ; of Pay 4c. Address Box f'o. Harrisburg, Pa. Pension Bounty and War Claim Agency. PENSIONS procured for sol<lier3 of the present war who are disabled by reason of wounds received or disease contractracted while in the service of the United States : ftcd pensions, bounty, and arrears of pay obtained for widows or heirs of those who have died or been killed while in service. All lette - of inquiry promtly answered, and on receipt by mail of a statement of the ease of claimant I will forward the necessary papers for their! ■ignature. Fees in Pension cases as fixed by law. Rbfbren'ces.—Hon. Isaac Bevson*. Hon. A G. Olmsted, J. S. Mas*. ESQ.. F. W. Kxox Kiq. , dan baker, Claim Agent Couderport Pa: Jnne 8, '64.-ly. HOWARD ASSOCIATION. PHILADELPHIA, PA. DISEASES of the Nervous. Seminal, Urina ry and sexual systems—new and reliable treatment —in reports of the HOWARD AS SOCIATION—sent by mail in sealed letter envelopes, free of charge. Address, Dr. J SKILLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Association Ko I South Nißth Street. Philadelphia. Fa. I *•3 yy 1844. "IOIR SEAT, Slß!'* I don't expect to find any sympathiz ers among the fair sex, when I thus ut ter my complaints to the public. laatm t willing to confess that the man who will not stand up for the ladies, un til be falis beneath the haod of destiny, ■ and weak kuees, ought to be tattooed, 1 , and cast out of decent society. Perhaps my case may be an exception al one. Being a well wisher to mankind in general, I fervently hope it is; for I would not call upon my worst enemy a fate like mine. Wherever I go, no master where, or under what circumstances, my seat is sure to be wanted by the time I get com fortably settled down. You think this is a light affiioiion, do you ? I ODiy wish you could change individualities with me for a season. I ani not going to bore you with an elaborate history of my trials, but will only teil you of some of the events that befell me during a tour which I took to the White Mountains last summer. And perhaps I had better say that I am twenty-eight years of age, unmarried, tolerably good looking, and admire the ladies. The Dicrnicg t set forth I was rather behind time, and had to run bait a mile, to the Grand Turk depot; and as the mercury stood at 87°, and I was burdened with a valise and an extra coat, I was very nearly blown when I reached the CtLt*. I sank down in the seat nearest the door. People generally do not like those seats so near the door. Nervous folks are afraid the axles may break ; old ladies dread the draught from the doer; youDg ladies object to having their crinoline crushed by every new comer; and gen tlemen dislike to have their morning papers switched out of their hands by the coat tails of those who are always coming and going. For all these reasons, I chose this seat, hoping I ruight be suffered to remain unmolested. I had been seated perhaps a couple of minutes, when the door was, flunsr ooen with a bans, and an old ladv . w , • entered, bearing two band boxes, a bas ket, a bundle, a brown paper package, a parasol, and a poodle dog. She took a view of her position—the dog squeaked and hid his head in her shawl —the train sorted —the lady pitch ed headlong into my arms, her luggage flying in every direction. The skin was scratched from my nose with her fretted bosom pin ; my bran new hat was squelched ; and what little breath I had remaining was knocked cut of my body. The dog fastened his teeth into my shoulder to hold on by; I flung him out of the window, and springing to my feet upset the old lady against the portly conductor who was just entering Conductor was riled, and remarked scornfully—that gentlemen did not keep their legs thrust out into the aisle for ladies to stumble ever. Acting upon this hint, I drew my limbs up suddenly, and let them down again ; but it was an unfortunate let dowD, for one foot went through one of the old lady's band boxes, ruining a green silk bonnet, and smashing a bottle of porter. The lady yelled ; the conductor looked squally, and ordered me to give up my seat to her. I did so with pleasure, ana was making the best of my way to the rear of the car, when I was grasped by the collar, and dragged forcibly back by the conductor. "What have you done with the lady's dog ?" said he. "He bit me and I threw him out of the window." "Lordy massy !" cried the old woman, "my dear, darling, little Fidol .You brute 1 I'll be the means of you ' Con ductor, stop this train I I'll jump out!— I tell you I will I I won't go another step without Fido .'—l say I won't I Let me alone, you red nosed bugger I" The conductor was holding her by the arm to prevent her from jumping off,and a regular straggle ensued. The lady was a sturdy personage, and she rather got the victory. The official, very red in the face, and breathing very hard, lay back in the disputed seat and the lady grasped the signal-cord at the top of the car, and gave a tremendous pull. In stantly the alarm-whistle sounded—the brakes were put hard down—the speed slackened —the conductor sprang up to countermand the signal, but the old lady held him back. The train came to a dead halt—people poured out of the ears in every direction —cries of "what's up?" "bridge down?" "a collusion ?" etc., etc., rent the air. Every one seized his baggage, deter mined to save that; two women who bad their lovers with them, fainted; and several more were looking around for places in which to perform this interest ing feminine feat. Just as matters were satisfactorily j explained, we heard the bark of a dog, Fido, very much aiud-bedra^gled^ iDebcfed fo itje £hf)cij)le:s of Jri<e wd li} 3 Dissefewft"? of ftelrg. COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY. PA., TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 1865. came panting to the spot, and was pressed to the bosom of his adoring mistress. I made my escape into the next car, 1 and sank into the firat seat I came to. Just then a palefaced gentleman with a bundle of books under his arm, paused beside me. "Sir," said he, "I am a Minister of the Everlasting Gospel, and am withal very weary. Will you give me your seat ?'' I bounced up and started for the next car, which happened to be a baggage car. I sat down on a trunk, and congra-tulated myself on my good luck. The baggage man came along looking sharply among the boxes. "Sir," said he, "this trunk stops at the next station. Get up —I want to mark it." I arose and sat down on a firkin. Sure ly nobody would dispute my right to a firkiD. Hardly had I done so, before a man in a blue jacket —of the farmer cut —came in. "The dickens !" cried be. "What do you mean by setting on my butter firkin ? Sally Ann would have a fit if you should bust the kiver io. Up with you this instant I" Once more I went back to the passen ger car, and dropped into a seat beside a womau and a baby. "This seat is engaged !" she said loft ily. "My husband is with me." ''Will you not kindly allow me to sit here a moment and rest ?" "No, sir; your countenance is repuls ive to the baby. lie is afraid of people with red whiskers." Bed whiskers, indeed! they were a beautiful auburn. Miles had told me so' a thousand times. But it is no use to argue with a woman with a baby, where baby's convenience is concerned; eo I arose, and found a place near the door, again, which I made bold to appropriate. Hardly had I got out my "Morning •Journal,'' and settled myself to read an account of the last battle, when a fellow and two girls entered. They came to my reatj and stood looking at me just as one locks at the rhinoceros when he has j paid his quarter for the sight. I sat still and tried to read my paper under standing^. "He is a boor! There ought to be a law against such people's riding in the cars," said the yojDg man, looking dag gers at me. "Oh. well," said ona of the girls ; "we can stand, if he doe 3 not knew enough to get up." What could I do but jump up and assure her that my seat was at her service ? ltesolved not to sit again, I leaned against the door, when it was pushed open from without, sending me head first into the laps of two ladies, who screamed —called on the conductor; and that worthy, who bad upset me, sharply rep rimanded me for leaning against doors. I picked myself up, and putting my valise ia a corner, seated myself on that. An 013 man entered, and asked me to get up —he wanted to put a bird cage and a pair of fan-tail pigeons in that corner. For the rest of the day I stood up res olutely, and at last was landed at the lit tle village of Gorham, tut my legs ached so that I could Dot appreciate the grand scenery. It is t an unromantic truth, I know, but it was then a terribly uncom fortable ODG. There was a hop at the Alpine House that night. I crept in and reated myself. in a corner to look cn. A gentleman approached with a lady cn bis arm. "Will you be so kind, sir. as to give this lady your seat? She is a little un well ?" I gave it up and adjourned to a bench on the piazza. Out came a party of gay girls "Ob, sir, we all want to sit out here in the moonlight I Will you oblige us by letting us have this bench 7" I vacated, and went to rov room, and! to bed. The next morning I entered the stage for the Glen House. I took the seat next the horses, in tbo vain hope that there would be no one who would want, to ride backwards. The driver looked in. "Get out, sir. A lady wants that seat. Plenty of room on top." I climbed up, and had scarcely estab lished myself, when the driver again appeared. "Sorry to disturb you, sir, but here is a lady who caD't ride inside. Plenty of room on the roof." Without a murmur, I mounted the i height, and stretched myself out fiat on the roof. The driver's head popped up from behind. "Beg your pardon, sir, fcut here's a man who wants to sketch, and he must have the roof." I got down to the baggage rack, and curled up on a box. Porter came along bearing a trunk abogt the size of Noah's Ark. "Get off, sir," growled he. I want your place for this truuk "Where in the deuce am I to ride, then ?" cried I, getting indignant. "Plenty of room on the horses," sneer ed he. I jumped down, reckless as to conse quences, and pitched heels over head against a little old woman who was wait ing to see her baggage fixed right. She fell over—crushed her bonnet, broke her spectacles, and raised her temper. Gaz ing in her eye, I knew what to ex pect. She snatched the whip from the driver, and flew at me. I dropped my valise, and fled at the top of my speed. I never dared to look around, but at the end of half an hour T fell headlong into a brush fence, completely exhausted. There I remained until night, when sore and bruised I crawled out, aud made the best of my way to the line of the Grand Turk railway. And that evening I had the satisfaction of sitting down at home in my own chair, after having had my usual luck through the day, of stand ing until I was ready to faint. Joining the Odd Fellows. "Very well, Mr. Jenks, you know my opinion of secret societies." "Perfectly,my dear,pcrfectiv," said our friend, thrusting his hands into his pock ets with all the energy be could sustain. "And you will join ?" "Don't you think it best ?" "No sir, onec for all, 1 do not?" "'Consider, my dear, if you should he left a widow, with nothing to support —" "Now what a rediculous argument. Do you suppose ; Mr. Jenks —"' "My dear." '•Air. Jenks." "Will yon listen for a moment?" "Certsinl7." "Well, then, much as I respect your wishes, and you knew I lcv£ you dearly it will be impossible for me to oblige you in this instance. I have sent in iny doc ument, and to night am to be initiated." Mrs. Jenks opeood her handsome eyes in amazement, and for a moment was lost in wonder. "And you are actually going to be initiated ?" "Yes, my dear." "Well, will you tell me all about it when you come home V' "Perhaps so." Comforted by this assurance, the lady offered no further opposition, and our he ro took his departure About the hour cf eleven he returned a wiser if not a better man. "Well my dear," exclaimed Mrs. Jenks "what did they do to you —what is it like —were you mueh frightened ? come tell me all about it." "Don't ask me," gravely replied our friend. "I beg you won't ask me." "Why not; I'm your wife, you know and wife and husband are one. Why not ?" "Hark said Jenka, "did you hear anything ?" "No, nothing.' 7 "Silence my dear; remember what Shakspeare eays about sermons in stones, books in running brooks. If I should divulge it." "Who my dear 7" "The patriarch of the lost tribes.— Even now he may be at our window." "Mercy cn us," exclaimed Mrs. Jenks "llow you do terrify a body. I—l—l —l—stir—shiver all over." "If you don't want to be hilled cut right ask no more questions. "Sure you can tell me something about it; an idea, or two, that would not be divulging, you know." "What if you should in an unguarded moment let the secret out ?" "Oh I trust me, it will be safe in my keeping." "You will never tell ?" "Never." "Not even to your mother ? You know how gussipping some old ladies are. "I'll never open my lips to her oa the subject." "Hark!" exclaimed Jenks, with a theatrical start; "hear you nothing.'' "Nothing," repeated his wife with un feigned alarm. "'Tis only the wind," mused our friend. "I thought it might be the grand bas haw, armed with his circumventer, and covered with the curious devices of the order. Now listen if you love me for tbe sacrifice I am about to make is great — and you must seal your lips forever on the subject." "Well my dear," said the lady with a icDg drawn sigh. "You have often heard of the cat be ing let out ot the bag ?" "Yes." 1 1 saw that cat to night/' "A real live cat 7" "Ye 3, and an immense cat at that, a monstrous cat. But shall hear. You shall know all. Let me begin at the be ginning." "That is right," exclaimed Mrs. Jenks, breathless with interest. "Oa arriving at tk§ Hall, I wag imrno diately seized bj four stout fellows, and taken upon the roof of the building.— Here I was toDguetied and compelled to answer about a hundred questions, all having a direct bearing on astronomy" "What a queer proceeding," exclaimed Mrs. Jenks. "How I answered those questions,must ever remain, I suppose, a mystery to my self—certain it is, however, I did answer every one —although I did not knew it till to-night, there is a dipper, and a chair, and a four horse team, and I don't know what else in the sky. Is it not a pitty that this beautiful science is so sad ly neglected." "What, what then ?" "Why the next question is too absurd to be repeated. "Tbey wanted to know whether I took a newspaper, and if so how much I owed the printer. Fortunately, I bad just paid my subscription, otherwise I must have been rejected.as no man can become jan Odd Fellow who owes a cent to the | printer." "Well, I never," exc!aimed,Mrs.Jenks "what an influence those newspapers do exert to be sure." "Exactly ! But scarcely had I answer ed these queries satisfactorily, when an immense flamo shot up,and we as quick ly shot down." 'What —through the roof V' "Oh, no ! I suppose we took the stairs but I was securely bound and tonguetied. I hardly knew how we got down. The apartment into which I was ushered was pitch dark, and a strong odor of brimstone prevaded the room." "Brimstone, my dear V* "Yes, it must have been brimstone,for nothing else could have produced such a stifling sensation." "Well cf all things." "Then began the roar of artillery with an occasional volley cf email arm 3. In the midst cf the tumu-t I heard a lew, sweet voice, chanting a bymn of peace.— 'Man shall love hi 3 fellow,' sang Ibis angel —'cruel war shall be waged no mere— peace ehall reign—slavery shall perish— j industry shall meet its reward—-charity fills the hearts of men.' When this hap py singer had ceased,a loud cry for cheap postage rent the air." "How very odd." "Fee, but just like these Odd Fellows, they are real reformers," replied our friend. "Well, my dear." "Why then lights were prepared ; and I signed the constitution. "Well, what of the cat of which ycu were speaking ?" "Ob nothing, my dear only they lei her Gut, and for a minute or two she ap -1 peared quite bewildered. It was the first time I had ever seen that cat let cut of the bag. But what struck me with the j greatest awe, was the appearance of the | lost tribes,qDd the double jointed bashaw, who, in a loud voice, Continually raid— i 'Life is short—prepare for that which is !to come. Let all men have charity, and dove their neighbors., as themselves,' whereupon the grand patriarch armed with the tail of the great grandfather's authority, arose and impressively adjourn ed the meeting." "'Well,l declare," ejaculated Mrs. Jenks "and this is joining the Odd Fellows ?" "Yes, but remember to keep all I have told you a profound secret," said Jenks, with a half smothered chuckle as he bur ied his bead in the bed clothes to keep from laughirg outright. A lligli Stake The Mexicans celebrate Whitsuntide by three days of festival, where all sorts of games of chance take 3 place—monte, roulette, cards, dice, &e. A recent trrel er in Mexico tells the following amusing anecdote of a scene at a roulette table : On a Whitsunday, the first clerk of s considerable German house, whose name I do not state, as I am afraid the present respected head of the firm might not be pleased at it, went in to his principal,who was engaged in dressing, and asked for a funega—that is tc say, a sum of one thousand pesos from his own salary. "Most willingly, my Dear B !" ' the principal replied, "but I must ask you to fetch the money yourself, as the cashier is aw3y. Here are the keys of the cash box, in which you will find bags of counted piastres." The young mac did as he was told.and shortly after arrived with his bag of money at San Augustin, where he se lected the mcst elegant of the gambling houses. He went up to a roulette table and asked the banker while looking at him intently, and placing the bag on the green cloth ; "Will you accept my stake cm No. S3?" "Con Muchessimo gusto, cabellero," the banker answered, without knowing exactly what the bag contained ; but a Mexican would feel ashamed to decline a wager. The ball was eet rolling, and No. 33 won. A slight pallor crossed the bank er's faoe, fo* he believed like all progeny TERMS,--$1,50 PER ANNUM, that young B 's bag contained funega, and as the Btake most be paid thirty five fold, this made no slight amount. The bag was opened, however for the purpose of verification of the ban ker, and the amazement of all present, when it was found that it was full of gold —I,OOO ounces instead of SI,OOO, or altogether 16,000 piastres ! A perfect tempest broke out among the public.—- The most astonished of all, however, was young 13 , himself, who was unable to speak through fright. The banker declared his inability to pay so fabulous a sum, but as is always the case on such j occasions, the public took sides against [ him. It was found out that a rich Mex ican house supplied the funds, and was consequently responsible for the losses of its agent. After lengthened tumultuary scenes which collected the whole town, the banker was eeuteuced by popular jus tice to pay Mr. 1> the fairly gain ed sum of 600,000 pesos. All the ready money in the house was handed over,and .bills given for the residue. Richly load ed, and accompanied by a large body of friends, who aoted as his escort, young 13 returned to Mexico. From tbo moment of winning, 13 became a riddle to all of bis acquaintances. In stead of participating in the merriment of his friends, he was silent aod thought ful ; at times he even appeared affected by a specie of melancholy. On reaching home he rushed into his principals room. "Mr. L he cried, breathlessly "I have brought you your money ; hero , arc 500,000 pesos, which I won with your | money." "It was now L 's turn to be astonished, until B explained to him how, on this morning, he had takeu .a bag out of the casl box, in which he supposed to be contained 1,500 piastres. It was net until the bag was opened that he discovered, to his horror, that he had taken a thousand ounces of gold instead. "As I should not have been able to repay you. if I had lost, I have DO right to keep my winnings." Much affected by the young man's honesty, L clasped him to his : heart. Three days later, two circulars were distributed in the city. The first in formed the mercantile world that Mr. B had joined the firm of L , as partner. The second announced to , bis friends and acquaintances the betroth al of Miss L to Mr. B ,and invited them to breakfast. Tlie Ideal Woman, To make an outcry aDd roll up our eye 9 because a wotnaD lectures at all is fol-de rol. If we can go to a theatre and look at women falling into the arms cf men, and to the opera and be perfectly delight ed while half dressed women dance and sing, when a woman dressed in decent apparel stands before us speaking sensi bly and eloquently we ought to be ablo to listen without being very much shocked or mailing too great an ado about her being out of her "sphere." God has made a minority cf women as restless and as ambitious as men, women who chafe and are miserable unless they find occu pation and a career outside of their af fections. Of course you don't want to marry such a wcmaQ, Mr. Homebird ; you would have a sorry time if you did 4 yet such women fill their own place, and do their own work in the world, nevertheless.— Why should we fret at them 1 The world's old beloved ideals are not easily displaced. The Pythoness may shrink from her tripod, but we still tali down and worship the ancient divinity of womanhood. The invalling woman, while she sharpens antagonism may challenge admiration, but she cannot de j throne Tn cur hearts the women of ouf iaily )ife, the mother who taught us tor pray, whose name is a talisman to keep as from evil; the sister whose love is a§ pure as that of the angels ; the wift j who is ours through all change, cheering thd tired heart when it faints and the tired feet when they falter, giving her life to perpetuate our life, living for us and our children; the friend whose subtle intu' ition stands to us for wisdom, whose un* coDsoicu? purity holds U3 aloof from sia, whose faith in us impels us toward a higher manhood, whose femininity ia its golden frtrength bc!d3 inviolate the es' sence of womanhood, fervor,- teudernsea and inspiration. Maonish women and womanish men will jostle together nil the day of Judgment, but these women of our homes, with their tender voices and gentle eyes, will hold the deeper heart and destiny of the race tiil the ei of time. Arfemus Ward's enormously locgwood en bos which he carries abuot with him as "showman',' is securely fastened down with 0 iron hasp, a strong padlock, and along the cover for its whole extent is painted in large letters —"A \\ ard's \ a iise.,; Such a valise as that almost ie quires a police to guard it.