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The Potter Journal
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COUDERSPORT, PA., Feb. 28, 1873
©rate Aid for the Centennial.
We h'>iie thr people of Pennsylva
nia afe not to be tax ■ I to raise funds
to enable Philadelphia to hul l her
great Centennial exhibition iu 187b.
If that is a Philadelphia affair then
Philadelphia should sustain the bur
den and expense of preparing for it.
If it is a national affair the nation may
foot the bills. In no way can it be
shown to be right to compel the|
people of the State at large to contri
bute to it any more than other citi
zens of the L". S.— Montrose Repub
Those are true words fitly spoken,
and we trust the country papers will
speak at once. There is a strong lob
by influence already at work to push
this scheme through regardless of the
wishes of the people—an influence as
demoralizing as any ever brought to
bear ou the members of the Legisla
ture, and yet the very men and news
papers of Philadelphia which de
nounce the Legislature most fiercely
for its corrupt legislation are endors
ing and approving the champaign
suppers and lobby influences put in '
motion to secure an unconstitutional'
appropriation of a williou of
of the money of the i>cople.
If the Legislature has any self-re
spect this scheme will fail.
By all means let every man and
woman iu the State contribute accord
ing to their ability and disposition to
the success of the Centennial. But
let the Representatives of the people
keep their hands out of the State
We are glad to know that Hon. C.
S. Jones, Representative of this Dis
trict can, neither be coaxed, dined
nor threatened, into the support of
this scheme to divert a million of dol
lars from the Sinking Fund into the
hands of the gentlemen who run the
Centennial. We say out of the Sink
ing Fund , for there is not a dollar in
the Treasury, except what is required
to pay the ordinary expenses of the
Commonwealth, which is not consti-j
tntionally pledged to the sinking fund j
for the purpose of paying the State ;
Every member who shall vote for
this scheme will not only deliberate
ly violate the Constitution of the
State, but he will vote to increase the
burdens of the people for the benefit
of the wealthiest portion or the State.
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AN article iu last week's JOURNAL
u Making Honest Politicians," was,
by mistake, not credited. It. is from
the X. Y. Tribune.
As THE present term of our school
w ill soon close, people who are inte
rested in it, whether by its teachers j
or scholars or by its influence on the
well-being of the community, or all
should make some effort to j
visit it and be am* £ j ud 5 e for
sclves of the work it is doing.
There being three departments it,
takes some time t<> become well ac- !
quainted with its workings; but who
that has children there does not feel.
that it is one of the. best places to go
—one of the most pleasing and im
portant visits to make?
A LETTER from 41 A Friend," in this
paper gives some good suggestions.
If our friends in various parts of the
County will kindly send us what they
have of information useful to outside
readers as well as to our own people, j
we will hope to do something toward
making this region of country better
The New Mill.
The old chrysalis so long known
as "the old tannery," has at last been j
transformed into a steam sawmill,
where one can hear the whirr of ma
chinery, the driving of teams, un
loading logs, and loading and piling
of boards and timbers.
The smell of the fresh cut pine and I
hemlock wood is pleasantly familiar
to ns old settlers of Potter County j
who can remember when "every sec-!
ond house was a sawmill," while the
rolling volumes of white vapor shin
ing in the sun along the hillside and
the whistle that betokens the engine
inside an* equally pleasing to those
who come from older places where
steam machinery has long been uat-1
unitized. j
A correspondent of the Beaver!
Radical says :
Politicians are beginning to agitate
the question of calling a State Conven-j
t ion to nominate candidates for .Supreme
.Judge aud State Treasurer. The Ix-gis- j
lature has not yet passed a bill for the
aleetion of a State Treasurer, but will'
doubtless pass one providing for an elec
tion in Octotier. The present able State
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TrTasifter'is strongly' lie ;U*
candidate, and if he consented, would
have no opposition: but he dec-lares em
phatically that he will not !>e under any
circumstances. It is not known as yet
who will lie candidates. Hon James L.
Graham of Allegheny, is spoken of, and
the party can present au better Utah {yi'.
the position. He is probably the only j
man in the west who could get the
nomination, owing to the fact that the
west has had the oiiice for six years,
but it is very doubtful if he would ac
cept as it is understood he is a candidate
for Congress when his term expires in
the Senate. If he Is not a candidate the
' convention should take Coleman of Leb
anon, Judge Olmsted of Potter, Brooks
: of Delaware, Iloyt of Luzerne. Lilly of
Carbon, or some men of like character
who would command the confidence of
the people, and unite the whole party
in Ids support. For Supreme Judge,
Hon.W. 11. Armstrong <>f Lycoming, is
oftenest spoken of, and the selection
would be so fitting and popular that
there is little doubt he would be nomin
ated if a candidate.
We beg ledve to suggest that the
latter nomination would l>e the more
suitable for "Judge Olmsted of Pot
ter." His eminent legal ability, and
his experience of judicial duties would
seem more fitting for a Supreme
Judge. We hope the nominating
convention will see that they cannot
do better.
you for your notice in the last num
ber of your valuable paper of the
i birds—those happy enliveners of our i
| forest homes. Can you not induce!
the citizens of our County to watch
the coining of those which pass only
a portion of the year with us and re
port their first appearance,
j The gay tones of tin; Blue Jay at
tracted my attention on the Ist of
, February,and on the 2nd I heard the
cheerful notes of the " J'hcebe" bird.
Have they spent the winter with us,
or were thpy harbingers to notify us
of the coming of their fellows ? ***
We arc glad of OUT friend's timely
suggestion about the birds, and hope
our young readers will give their at
tention to this subject, and send us
the results of their observations.
Last winter about this time flocks of
small brown birds came to onr doom,
ate the crumbs we scattered, and i
! cheered us with their lively twitter-'
ings, for they did not sing. They
! were more slender than any snowbird
; with which we are familiar ; iu size
and shape resembling the yellow
\ birds of summer—that feed on thistle
down. Subsequent observations con-;
I vinced us that they were the yellow :
birds, but having never seen them
before in such numbers or at that
• season, it may have been a mistake.
Who can tell?
DEARJOUKMAL. —As [ have known
you for many years and feel pretty
well acquainted, I trust you will bear
with me for a little while. It gives
me great satisfaction to notice what
a good substantial newspaper you
are becoming; continually progress
ing in your usefulness, you are tak
ing firm hold of the hearts of the
people of Potter. But your influence
j does not end within the borders of I
•that .Forest Land. The "Outside;
World " is commencing to realize :
* that you are lighting with the foes of
truth. Yet the field of battle has
! been so long hidden from its sight by
Nature's obstructions, that now, as
by the invention of man, it is being'
brought into a closer connection, its
first important demand is for a clear
er representation. Many have in-,
quired of me what kind of a land or j
country it and iu what way it
Was favorable for settlement; liO*
much the land was worth and what
kind of soil; what kind of timber;
how much cleared land, etc., etc.
Those few descriptions in the ITEM a
i short timeago were good in their way,
but rather short, and consequently !
diil not give a very good idea of
either the superficial or latent wealth
of Potter. Would it not be a great
aid to the settlement and building up I
of the County to have each township
fully described in their regular order?
No doubt you have often thought of
■ this, but what we need in this day I
and age of the world is action aud i
earnest, heartfelt work.
May it not tie possible for you to
' attract the attention of the people
to this matter that they will, of their
own free u-ill, furnish you with good,
thorough descriptions,so that you will
be able to give the inquiring ones a
full map of GOOD OLD POTTER ? And
I think that after they had been pub
■ lished in your columns, it would be
! a good thing if the County should I
j print them in pamphlet form and {
send them through the country.!
Would it not bring forth an hundred
fold ?
Earnestly hoping that Potter will <
not be divided nor deprived of any
ol her land, I am ever your true
ONE keep-clean is worth two make
cleans. j,
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In aci-ordaiice with previous instruc
tions the Poland Investigating Commit
tee lias rei>orted a resolution for the
expulsion from Congress of Messrs.
<Jakes Ames and JfSs.
Committee found AmeypnHty t
U.u Uuaiii. AloUilieiXumpaui
at much below its leal value to mem
ber# of with the ilia tftyesg in
tent of corruptly influencing their legis
lative action. And it found Brooks
guilty of causing fifty slum's of Credit
Mobilier stock to lie conveyed at a low
price to his son-in-law for his own use
and profit, while a Government Direc
tor of the Union Pacific Railroad Com
In regard to the other members impli
cated. tlie committee makes no recom
mendation for Congressional action. It
finds that they wi re not aware of Allies'
corrupt motive in offering them tiie
stock. They were not aware, moreover,
that there was such a connection l>e
tween the Credit Mobilier Company
and the Union Pacific* Company, that
an interest in the former would inllu
euce their official action in regard to
the Union Pacific Road. The dUferenf
degrees of impropriety on the part of
the members who invested in Credit
Mobilier stock IS hi!tided to. but the
general sentiment of the committee
|Ctilimte3 nearly all such members,
and does not feel at liberty to express
a decided opinion- as to the one or two
doubtful cases.
The Poland Committee is composed of
two Democrats, two Republicans and
one Liberal. If has performed its la
borious and t cykhf duties conscientiously
and thoroughly. As the sentiments of
I a majority of the committee are adverse
to the Administration, it is evident that
their decision is not based on partisan
grounds. It is clear that Ames deserves
expulsion, and as Brooks was certainly
, the most guilty of all the Congressmen
connected with the Credit Mobilier
Company it is right that he should lit*
expelled if any one is. But the whole
subject is now in the bands of the House.
We must wait for a full report of the
committee and for the debate 1 on the
subject Itefore making any extended
comments on the justice of the commit
tee's views. It seems plain to us, how
ever, that the committee were as severe
and comprehensive in their recommen
dations as the evidence before them
warn a it ed. — liujf'alo Express,
Schuyler Colfax.
This is a dark time in Schuyler Col
fax's life, but if there be such a thing
it*, the world as charity, and if men are
bound to stand loyally by a friend in
trouble he ought not to lack sympathy
and support. Not that any man is
bound to defend a friend who is proved a
scoundrel, but that every man is hound
, to see that his friend is proved a villain
lwfore he deserts him. As we often said
about this very case —a life above re
proach ought to count for something,
even against circumstances heavy with
suspicion. The whole question now,
resolves itself into this : Does Schuyler
Colfax deliberately and systematically
lie? His political enemies say he does,
and thus easily dispose of him, as they
think. The World, in a most brutal
article, distinctly so says this morning.
The Tribune at least intimates that it
thinks as much. But not having our
selves any political or personal reason
for hunting Mr. Colfax to his ruin, and
finding in his statement nothing inher
ently improbable, and that it is backed
i by other good testimony, and that some
1 of the evidence of the accuser has been
. greatly weakened, and that the charac
ter of the latter is indubitably had, —we
feel bound to believe that Mr. Colfax
' tells the truth. We say this not merely
because we want to think so, though
we deem it 110 shame that we do want
to see the man vindicated. We should
hope to be capable of despising ourselves 1
if we should ever be found wishing for !
the disgrace of any man. But we say
we believe -Schuyler Colfax ujton the [
' plainest and most commonly accepted !
principles of evidence and justice. We ■
do not claim that he has disproved all
' the charges against him. It is frequently
impossible for a man to pro\ e a nega- j
| live. But it is sufficient in the case of
j a man of good character that he should i
j prove another hypothesis under which
he will stand innocent. Mr. Colfax
> does this, and, if his strong and solemn
denial of the charges made by one wit- 1
nessof doubtful veracity is not enough,
his assertion of a theory which accords
with the idea of innocence should ix
: sooner believed than one which accords
( with the idea of guilt. We do not ex- :
peet to convince Mr. Colfax's enemies
or the enemies of the Republican party, i
that Mr. Colfax is an injured and ma-;
ligned man. But we rejoice to be able j
! to announce our own thorough and un-\
. shaken belief that -Schuyler Colfax is 1
I not a liar, but a man of honor and truth;!
! that he isuot a villain, but the victim
of a villainous conspiracy.— Pater sou
ing of the Republican electors of the
county of Potter, held pursuance to the
call of the County Committee, at the
Court House in Coudersport on Thurs- j
day evening, February 20th 1873. John
M. Hamilton was chosen to lie chair
man of the meeting and A. 13. Mann
On motion I)an Baker was elected
chairman of tlie County Committee for :
the ensuing year, and "the chairman of
the meeting was instructed to appoint!
six other persons to constitute the bal
ance of said County Committee.
Under the above instructions the!
chairman. J. M. Hamilton, named the '
following tire persons: George W. Col
viu, R. K. Young, R. L. Nichols, C. G.
Hushing and Don. John M. Kilbourue;
the chairman of the committee desiring
to appoint the sixth as his secretary.
Thf" rt-mnifttee were then authorized
■ .to .->dlfcet a delegate to the State Con
vention, when such convention shall be
called, and the meeting adjourned.
J. M. HAMILTON, Chainaan.
A. 13. MANN, Seaj.
Sot IETY.— At a meeting of this Society
lield ut the court house in Coudersport
- on Thursday evening, February 20th
■ 1-73. the president of the Society John
M. Hamilton, in the chair. A. B. Manp
• was chosen secretary- pro tail.
On motion it was resolved that a fair
■ lie held this coming fall by the Agricul
tural Society. A committee of arrange
' ments to consist of nine persons to be
appointed by the president.
Under the above resolution the presi
dent appointed the following commit
tee: R. L. White, Chairman; S. P.
■ Reynolds; J. M. Spafford; N. 11. Good
' sell: O. J. liees; L. \V. Lyman ; Chaa.
Knickerbocker; Edgar A. Hall; Ben
jamin Rennells.
The proceedings of this meetiug were
' then ordered to be published in the
JOUIIXAI. and ITEM, and the meeting
, adjourned.
I; J. M. HAMILTON, Pres.
i A. B. MANN, Secy., pro tan.
I'eu and Scissors.
HAVANA, Feb. 14. —The news of the
abdication of Amadous and the procla
mation of the Spanish republic was pub
lished this afternoon. It had the im
mediate effect of unsettling business
and advancing the premium offered for
gold to 23 JKT cebt., but there were no
sellers. Gen. Ceballas will Issue a proc
lamation on the new condition of politi
cal affairs, declaring that everything
will remain as lathe 1 to respecting Cu
ba's relations with Spain, and he, as
well as other Spanish otlicials, will Obey
whatever government is constituted in
Spain. The most intense excitement
exists among the people. The city,
however, is tranquil, and as yet there
are no indications of any disturbances.
A DISPATCH from Iloni" says the ab
dication of King Amadou* was received
in that city with satisfaction. Neither
King \*,*i-w- Kmnmici uui tne Italian
Government gave any advice to Aina
deus. The latter telegraphs to Rome
frequently giving information concern
ing the situation and his purpose.
MIGUEL ALDAMA pledges himself to
give toward the cause of freeing Cuba
an amount equal to that contributed by
the rest of his countrymen in the United
States. It is expected $200,000 will lie
collected within a few weeks.
PREPARATIONS for the forthcoming,
inauguration ceremonies are conducted
on a most liberal and extensive scale.
The indications are that it will lie the
grandest display ever witnessed in
ROBERT EMMETT, for many years a j
i lawyer in this city, and nephew of the 1
| celebrated Irish patriot, died at New :
Roehelle to-day, aged 81.
EXTENSIVE sponge lieds have been
| found at La Joila, on the -San Diego
j coast. Most of the sponge of commerce
is procured from the Mediterranean Sea,
| more especially about the islands of the
• Archipelago and in the Levant. The
new discovery in California will nu
i doubt lie of importance to commerce.
I WASHINGTON, February 10. —Gener-j
al Butler's bill providing for a large in- 1
| crease iu the salaries of the President, j
' Members of the Cabinet, Senators and j
Members of ('ongress, met with a signal J
. defeat in the House this afternoon. I
GREAT changes have taken place in |
the City of Rome since it has become j
the capital of Italy. These changes
, tend to make it a brighter, livelier, more
1 prosperous place, and will be generally
| regarded as for the better; except by
the artists who liked Rome because she
was old, musty and rather the memory
of a past age than a real city of the nine
teenth century. Since the inauguration
of a liberal policy by the Italian Gov
ernment business has started up, the:
population has rapidly increased and j
j the city has been crowded with visitors, j
The authorities are rebuilding a largel
portion of Rome which had fallen into '
, decay, and are intending to make it one'
of the grandest capitals in Europe.
11 We're in a pickle now," said a man i
iin a crowd. "A regular jam," said an
other. "Heaven preserve us!" moaned j
an old lady.
AN applicant for a pair of boots at
one of our shoe stores was asked what
number he wore. As soon as he could
recover from his surprise: "Why, two,
of course!"
"You can't do it, sir! You are a fool,
sir!" said Humphrey Davy in 1813,
when a man told him that cities would
soon be lighted by gas.
LIFE out-weiglis all things if love
i lives within it.
THE mother's heart is the child's
To KNOW how to wait is the secret of
j success.
GOOD weather for the overshoe busi
Tin: charades published last week
! have brought some answers, for which
| we return thanks. Hope to be fa
vored with some questions, puzzles,
- etc., *l*©, we prefer original to se
lected ones.
My first is damp; my secoud is
i more so; my third is a natural weap
on, and my whole one peak of the
[Alps. : •
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Fill the blank sjmces with the same
letters, making different words.
1. That is of the right
2. There is of that getting
I into the
This was just driven into the
MR. EDITOR.—I cannot find in our
Bible just the exact words you used
in question; am not able to answer
them all correctly. 1 cannot find a
proper name signifying a "mountain
' : of strength," but will send what I
have, guessing that the word Zion
' may mean the said mountain.
Abed-nego, 'servant of light'; Ab
la-Abi, 'my Father'; Abiel,'Gocl, my
Father'; and a great many other
' names signifying the kind of father.
Zion, ' Monument raised up'; Abra
ham, 'father of a multitude'j I)ru
sillali,'watered by dew'; Abel, (a
, city,) 'mourning.'
Very repectfully,
1 AM not good at guessing but yet I
That for cunning a type your first ul
| ways applies;
Whilst the loss of the head—from his
name not from liim —
Supplies an apt symbol of the stupid or
In your second, when daintily handled
1 j "or worn,
There's a charm which the hand of a
belle may adorn
! And the wigfit who beholds, is not guilty
of theft
If beheading the name he secures what
is left.
i Of your whole let ine say 'twill millen
nium prove
To pheasants and rabbits when Pox-en
wear Glove-n. 11.
ttoulev, fa. Kel". VI, 1873.
To THK ITE.*: I semi you the answers to char
. I rades, if not mistaken,
j No. 1. Foxglove.
! No. If.
"Dear Grace" Is a woman's name
quite pleasant to the ear,
The Green is a color fair
By nature held moat dear, •
| The "Wood" when living, is the home
Of creatures wild and fleet,
When dead, it often shelters man
From cold and from heat.
The Indy I have never seen
Vet know anil love right well
The lirst, second, third and whole
I'll "he flu* lirst to tell."
For Sale.
' steam Saw Milll, Staining, Dwelling
Houses, Blacksmith Shop, etc., thereon, situated
on Ynnngwmuan's Creek, Potter county, I'enua.,
I known as the "BLACK FOREST" property.
; FIVE ACHES OF LAND, with Dwelling House,
i liarn, Out-houeses, ete., at North Point station,
on the Philadelphia ft Erie Railroad. Buildings—
! New House with 15 rooms, combining all the moii
i ern Improvements, Running Water, Bath Room,
i with liot ami cold watef, Heater and Range; with
or wltuout Furniture.
good will and fixtures, at North Point station,
along the Philadelphia <t Erie Railroad, one of the
hest locations In this part of the State for general
\ Persons wishing to to engage In the Lumber or |
Merchantile business will find It to their interest
, to examine the above properties.
iß'-for further particulars, address
J. 11. BAILY A CO.,
; 29 -4 Clinton county, Pa.
I ' :
Ready Made Clothing,
! I
Constantly on hand and for Sale as
to corresiiond witli the
This being the only Establishment in this
place devoted exclusively to the
(Clothing business
I can sell CHEAPER to my Customers than those
who do not make CLOTHING a SPECIALTY can
afford to.
Call and see my stock and I will guarantee satis
i Thcs. McDowell & Co.,
'I .8 ,cr-t
General Merchandise!
; We would respectfully call the attention of the people of Potter Coin fi
to our large and complete assortment of
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<fr., dr.,
r •
i which we are offering at greatly reduced prices, owing to the inerny
facilities afforded by the completion of tlie Buffalo, New York A
r Railway, and we can and will sell goods as low as they can Ik* sold this
1 Canada.
i i
[ | Fresh ground Feed and Meal kept constantly on hand.
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We are daily receiving new goods, thus keeping our stock, in all departing!
at all times.
2429-4 Tlios. McDowell & (9.
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No. 1: i BROOME HTUKMT, New Yorfc, t
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First premiums wherever exhibited —Prices low for the quality —Large pra
, allowed tor .Second-hand instruments in Exchange.
* i * ..11 ' . •" 1 * • *
: From Mr. Edward llojfman, the celebrated Piantbt.
I conscientiously believe that your Piano is in every respect a nityrj
. cent Instrument. ......
1 ; From the " Imleitejuleht? 1
The American Piano has deservedly become a very popular Instrument,.
Responsible Agents wanted for unoccupied territory. .Send for ( ireuhiivj
DOANK & WING, 423 Broome Si., N. i. I
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S. W. corner MAIN and THIRD Streets,
■ Corner MARKET ami HUNTER Stmts,
(SOUTH SIDE of the lilVEIt.)
I j
I WOULD respectfully Invite the attention of tin
public to niv
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| with the assurance that T can meet every de
inand for a first-class turnout.
Having purchased the Livery of Amos Yelie, 1
have the only Establishment of the Kind in this
| Edward Forster,
I •
Groceries & Provisions,
&c., &c.,
A specialty made of
Teas and Coffees,
of which I have the
Largest and Bent
Stock in town.
All Goods sold CHEAP for CASH only.
Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere.
Blacksmith and Wagon-sfief
Second Street, (between tfain i West)
. —Sorth Sulr.—
SLEIGHS 'if nil ctusvrijitfnt
manufactured to suit customers and wurritMied
Repairing always attended to |., no, o>
Competci.t and experienced workmen X , tii,o'|
ploy iu both shops to attend to tie rails of >' |
• Charges reasonable for cash, or n art) p.u.
3413 L. B. COLE & SON
4. ,T .
Do not fail to go and see their large stoeX i
They manufacture about fifteen different .!•*
of Chamber Sets, of Walnut, Ash, and Psir: '
Wood. These sets are sold to the Wholesaled
throughout Western New York, Ohio am!
syivama, and have no superior for work in
style or finish.
Is made of the beat material and -
represented. They are extensive manufacture-'
and everything is made from kiln-dried M® 1 *
and warranted not to come apart. (|
All will do well to patronize this firm ant 85
SO per cent. Thev'do not pay profits to city i
ufacturera, or freights to railroad companies. |y
Go and see their extensive stock. They ■
SSpri niz Beds of all prices, Beddi"' R,
all kinds, Kxtension Tables ! " A
Walnut, Looking-Glaasea In "o t
and everything usually kept in Furniwre ■ !•.