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    The POTTER JOTJRRAL
AND
NEWS ITEM.
COUDERSFORT, PA., Maj 16, 1873
CAN we have self respect in the
constituencies?" asks a recent writer
in an article on "State Constitutions
and the Revision of thero." The
writer goes on to say t\iis is a "more
difficult problem, which ought to be
by the bes* wisdom in the common
wcalt This is in reference to the
suppositious calling of a constitu
tional convention in Connecticut;
but will apply perhaps as well to those
states which have made, or are try
ing to make, such commendations as
seem possible.
How to have a true, honest, self
respecting government; how to have
the offices in the gilt of the people,
valued as positions of honor and re
sponsibility; how to avoid and make
disreputable the scramble for office
and the heedless abuse of it when olj
tained; these are questions for the
constitution makers and for us all.
Rut neither constitutions nor conven
tions, as such, can do this. Their
work is with the national tree as it
stands; to trim and top and train its
branches, but the axe needs to be laid
at the root of the tree, at the founda
tion of society and of government,
and this must be the work of the
people in their individual capacity.
To l)c true, earnest, conscientious
ourselves is the way, naturally it ap
pears the only way to be truly, con
scientiously represented. Oars being
a representative government it is
probable that the masses of the people
are justly indicated by the legislators
and other election officers. Some
good and iuithUil ones there have al
ways been, far more 110 doubt than
many of the complainers would have
us believe, and those that are self
seeking and plundering are the lit
exponents of the lax virtue and want
of principle of those who elect them.
Positions that should be, that were
intended to be those of honor and
trust, lose all the respect they should
inspire by being filled by very ignoble
persons. Rut if instead of crying out
against tliese unworthy servants, we
question ourselves: Are we living
truly, honestly, up to the best bight
we can attain? Are we faithful in all
things as we think they ought to tie ?
Arc we teaching the young by precept
and example, the constant discharge
of every duty public and private?
Let us be assured when we are thus
zealous ourselves, constitutions will
not need very much amending and
legislators will not need any iron-clad
oaths.
One great cause of dissatisfaction
with our public men, is their extrava
gant expenditure, which requires
such high salaries. Rut here it is
very plain that we set the example
They are but doing in their sphere"
what too many of us do at home.
We reach after more and more; we
think how we can manage to expand
a little here or there instead of trying
to find ways to be just as happy and
comfortable with a little less.
We are displeased with the Presi
dent having fifty thousand dollars a
year, with which to keep open house
to representatives of all other
governments as well as to be the
head of a nation of many millions.
But, probably one thousand dollars
or five hundred, or less, is as much
to each of our establishments, that is,
for wnat is really necessary and suit
able for us, than fifty thousand is for
his.
We must learn simplicity of taste
and habits; not merely just what we
are compelled to exercise, hut some
thing ofehoice before we shall have the
right to object to our employees, go
ing to the measure of their ability in
gathering and spending. And while
the spending is the proof of the ac
quiring and the faculty to acquire
wealth is considered the most valu
able one to possess, there is no help
for this, we must begin deeper still to
effect a reform aad teach ourselves,
our children and thos£ about us that
there are nobler faculties, worthier
occupations and uses for our minds,
our labor, our time.
.t will take long to sort out politi
cal trickery and subserviency to
money power, but probably not near
so long a time as would at first appear;
for there is a great deal of virtue and
honor in the land, both in public and
private life and as soon as the free
choice of the jieople begins to call for
them they will be found. And as
soon as we are looking for good in
stead of evil, we shall be surprised
to find how much there is and how
near to us, that we had never seen.
RosToNJ Mass.. Mas 8. —Oakes Ames
d'efl at North East"n a* 9;33 to-nj^ht.
Tree Flowers—Forms of Inflores
cence.
So many of our forest trees pro
duce and shed their flowers before
the leaves appear that we are apt to
miss the observation of them; and
some blossom only when they get so
large e.nd so high that it is difficult
to see them or to obtain specimens
of them. For the same reason we
can not always discover how the
seeds are produced, nor just when
they ripen.
For the past few days some of the
maples around our gardens and many
upon the hills, have been showing
crimson petals while the elms have
hung out their feathery tufts, looking
from the almost like tender leaves.
The Lombardy poplar has its brown
catkins so high in the air that one
would fancy them dead leaves, only
they that they were not there a little
while ago. Another poplar, balm
of Gilead, hangs full of yellow tassels
which grow longer, greener and more
pendulous day by day. The aspen's
silky ameuts have faded and the,
birches are not vet out.
Who can toll how many varieties
of maple and elm, of birch or of pop
lar we have in this region?
A POET has said "Thou hast all
seasons for thy own, O Death, but it
seems as though this present Spring
—slow as it has been in coming, has
home a more abundant death harvest
than any before. Wrecks 011 the
ocean, railroad casualties, bridge and
flood massacres are recounted in a
few lines of news, telling of the sud
den departure of hundreds that we
do not know; hundreds of unfamiliar
names. Rut scaicely a paper reaches
us that does not bring tidings of the
death of some public character, some
name associated with our reading;!
with all that we think of public af
fairs.
So many of these have occurred
since this year came in that we almost
dread to take up a paper. Crowned
now by the sudden passage to the
other life of Chief Justice Chase, we
hope this death roll is complete for
the present.
Mr. Chase has gone at a good
time. With 110 stain upon his fame,
with 110 enmity hunting him down,
with even the accusations and asper
sion of a few years ago lived down,
he has been happy in his exit and
will be happy iu his country's memo
ries of him.
TUESDAY night we hail a sharp
frost, the first for nearly two weeks.
Roads are improving but frequent
rains prevent repairs, so that in many
places the washing out by the floods
still remain. Farming and garden
ing have to go on by snatches in the
clear daj'S and road making will have
to do the same.
DISSENSION in Louisiana seems to
grow with the advancing season.
Whether they are all wicked there or
not, there seems to be "no peace."
It would appear to be the best plan
to give up all present officers and as
pirants to office and hold a new elec
tion. Is there a "coming man" that
can quiet this people and hold them
tranquil enough to elect new officers
honestly ?
TFIE latest expedition fitted out to
try to reach the open polar sea has
been heard from in rather a sad way.
Nineteen of the crew of the Polaris,
which left New York little more than
two years ago, were found on the
ice-fields and rescued. They had
been separated from their compan
ions and the ship in August last—
ten white men, two Esquimaux (man
and woman) and five children—and
had with theiu quite a supply of pro
visions. They lived 011 the ice, so
they report, all winter, building snow
houses, killing seals and birds. The
account seems very strange; the liv
ing on ice through such a winter in
such a climate does seem impossible,
but the people are alive and tell the
story. They were found by the
steamship Tigress , Captain Ilartlett,
011 the 30th of April, in latitude 53°
N. and longitude 55° W., having
floated to the southwest through 20°
.of latitude. They were brought to
Newfoundland—whence the account
is brought to Washington—and giv
en in the papers. There are some
discrepancies in the accounts, one
giving August and another October
an the time of their leaving the ship.
They report the death of the com
mander, Captain Ilall, in November,
1871. lie leaves a wife and two
children living in Cincinnati, Ohio
The ship when they last saw it
was "steaming away ,r ami they ex
pected that it would approach and
they would be able to reach it. It is
hoped that it may yet return, though
but a small number of men remain
on it.
They seem to have penetrated far
ther north than any vessel has ever
gone before. We cut the following
from the long account:
Dr. Hayes, the well-known Arctic
explorer, who was interviewed yes
terday, expresses the opinion that
the Polaris was unfit for the service
and that there was no discipline on
board her, but that Captain Hall has
proven that Smith's Sound is naviga
ble and is the true pass to the Polar
Sea, which he seems to have reached,
though driven back by drifting ice
fields or gales of wind. Dr. Hayes can
not understand why the ship, when so
near Northumberland Island, should
have been drawn upon the ice and
discharged her cargo upon it. He
thinks there was dissension on board
and that it looks as though the party
cut oil' from the ship had been deter
mined to leave her.
But Captain Hall lias done a glo
rious thing. He has-gone farther
north with the ship than any huina .
being ever did before, although oth
ers have gone as far in sledges, and
the Polaris was 219 miles further
north than Kane's ship. Hayes says
it almost looks as if Hall was killed
by one of his men in a mutiny, for
he never knew any one dying in that
region from apoplexy, and Hall did
not look like an apoplectic man.
Hayes believes the rest of the crew
aie yet alive, and that the Polaris
will return here by September next.
Professor Baird, of the Smithson
ian Institute, thinks the expedition
far from a failure, and has no doubt
realized many ol the objects in view
in sending it out.
THE Misses Carpenter, on Alle
gheny street, established a botanical
garden a few years ago. The con
servatory is well lilled with choice
flowers, and it attracts much atten
tion. They s 11 flowers and bulbs.
The above is in a description of
Jersey Shore in the Lycoming Ga
zelle and liulletin.
The Mcdocs.
The chances for an interminable In
dian war are first rate. After the mur
der of Gen. Canby by Capt. Jack our
forces attacked the Modocs in their lava
bed strong-hold. They shelled them so
vigorously that they finally lied in haste,
leaving a number of dead Indians in
their hiding places. Our loss was light.
Since that time our troops have been
busy limiting up the fleeing foe. One
account says they have been found in
another strong-hold more difficult to
approach than the first and other ac
counts represent them as having es
caped entirely. It looks like a bad job
at best. In a fair stand-up fight they
could of course be exterminated, but in
their hiding places among the rocks and
caves the task will not be an easy one
for Uncle -Sam to conquer a permanent
peace.
It is not very consoling to think that
possibly this murder of lien, Canby was
prompted by ill treatment of our own.
The history of the former massacre of
Modocs is published by the California
papers. It seems that in 1852 North
California was disturbed by Indian
troubles and a company, under the
command of Capt. Benjamin Wright,
was organized and proceeded from Yre
ka to the Indian country around Tide
Lake and the lava beds and fought
three unsuccessful battles, the force be
ing insufficient for the subjection of the
Modocs. They returned to Yrekaand
organized a large force, then marched
again to the Modoc country. Ap
proaching they found the Modocs* sup
ply of blankets, ammunition and food
entirely exhausted, and consequently
the Modocs were anxious for a cessa
tion of hostilities. Capt. Wright re
ceived the Modocs' overtures with
great cordiality, a jieace conference
was agreed upon and a place appointed
in the immediate vicinify of the massa
cre of Gen. Canby. At the conference
about twenty-five Indians and thirty
white men were assembled; while dis
cussing terms Wright gave his men the
signal and in a moment they killed
eighteen Modoes. Seven Modocs es
caped and were pursued. These were
the fathers of the present Modocs.
Capt. Jack was then but nine years
old, John Schouchin nineteen, Boston
Charley and Hooker Jim two years. It
is probable that revenge grew with age,
culminating in theCanby-Thomas mas
sacre.
Some years afterwards Wright wgs
appointed Indian agent at Rogue River
and was apprehensive of Modoc ven
geance. One night an Indian chief,
linos, murdered and terribly mutilated
Wright, and was afterwards captured
and hanged. lie died exulting that he
had wreaked vengeance on the leader
of the massacre of his tribe.
Chief Justice Chase.
Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court of the United
States, died this morning at ten o'clock
at the residence of his daughter in New
York city. For several years past, in
fact since his elevation to the Supreme
Bench, the health of the Chief Justice
has leen slowly and steadily passing
awav. His inagnificant physique has
l>een reduced to a mere wreck of its
former self, and certainly of late he has
not been able to perform the full share
of judicial lalior incident to his position-
His capacity for work has been impaired'
although the keenness of his intellect
may have remained undiminished. Ilis
disease was of the brain and nervous
system, and at times required absten
tion from all mental lab<>r. East year
he was under treatment at the Magnetic
Springs in Michigan, and his health
was considerably improved. This sum
mer he was to have gone to some of the
healing springs in the Rocky Moun
tains, in Colorado Territory, in hopes of
securing relief. The suddenness of his
death, we presume, was by no means
unexpected to his family and more inti
mate friends, although for several years
p;ist there have been constantly put
i forth far more encouraging statements
in regard to his improving health than
the facts warranted.
Salmon Portland Chase was born in
Cornish, New Hampshire, January 13,
1808. llis father died when lie was but
nine years old ami he was aided in ob
t.lining an education by his uncle. Phi
lander Chase, the Episcopal Bishop of
Ohio. He studii d for college at Worth
ington, Ohio; entered Cincinnati Col
lege, of which his uncle was President,
in an advanced standing and subsequent
ly transferred himself to Dartmouth
College, Hanover, New Hampshire, j
where lie graduated in 18-U.
lie next opened a private school at
Washington, 1). C., where he had the
sons of Henry Clay, William Wirt, :
Samuel Southard and others for pupils.
While teaching he was diligently study
! inglaw under the celebrated Win. Wirt.
He was admitted to the bar at Washing
; ton in 1830 and practiced at Cincinnati,
j and between 183:2 and 183-5 published an
edition of the statutes of Ohio witli an
notations and a preliminary history of
the state, in three large volumes. In
the year 1840, Mr. Chase then residing
in Cincinnati, took a more active part
in politics, separating from the Demo
cratic party with which he had been
connected, on account of its pro-slavery
attitude and supported General Ilani
son for President. After Harrison's
death he took part in the organization
of the Liberty party in Ohio.
In ism, he was elected to the United
States Senate by a coalition of Demo
crats and Free Soilers against the Whig
candidate. lie was soon recognized as
one of the ablest statesmen in the Senate
and attracted much attention, in 1854,
by his earnest and able opposition to the
Kansas-Nebraska bill. In 1855 lie was
elected Governor of Ohio, and was re
elected in 1557 and held the ollice until
1800.
He was a warm supporter of the elec
tion of Mr. Lincoln in 1860 and in
March. 1861, was made Secretary of
the Treasury by the President. He took
charge of the finances at a time when
the public credit was low and a great
war immediately impeding. He suc
ceeded in maintaining the national
credit, and provided all the money
needed for the war, even when tlie ex
penses of the government exceeded two
millions ol' dollars per day. This was
accomplished by the issue of legal tender
notes, popularly known us "green
backs." 7.30 treasury notes, and the
5:30 bonds. 11- was by his great achieve
ment in tiiij. responsible and laborious
position that the value of Mr. Chase's
sort ices to the nation \\ iii be cliieliy and
rightly gauged.
lie resigned the Treasury ofiiee, June
20, 1864, and on the 6th of December
following was appointed Chief J ustiee of
the Supreme Court of the United States
in place of Itoger B. Taney, deceased.
In iB6O lie presided over the High Court
of Impeachment for the trial of Presi
dent Johnson and was understood to fa
vor his acquittal.
In 1868, Chief Justice Chase was a
candidate before the Democratic
National Convention in New York, for
the Presidential nomination. In antici
pation of his succes he prepared a letter
seeking to place the Democratic party
on the platform of impartial suffrage,
but lie was four years in advance of that
organization and the movement to nomi
nate iiim failed. <)f late years lie is
understood to have sympathized w.tli
the opposition to the Republican party,
and last fall was a supporter of Mr.
Greeley.
The services of Chief Justice Chase in
resisting the demands of the slave power
in fostering and stengthening the organ
ization of the Republican party, and the
extraordinary abilities he evinced as
Finance Minister during rhe civil war,
are the aehievuients that will form the
enduring basis of his fame.
Eaitiinore and Potomac Tunnel.
We learn from the Baltimore Ameri
can that tiie tunnel of tiie Baltimore &
Potomac Railroad under the city of
Baltimore will be completed in about
two months. The same journal gives
us some interesting details of the work.
Twenty-three months ago this great
undertaking was begun and has been
steadily pressed ever since. It is more
than a mile in length, and in its con
struction enormous difficulties had to
be overcome. The route is as follows:
"Taking the Nortliern Central Rail
way as a base line, double tracks diverge
from it, the first at Boundary avenue
and the other a few hundred yards fur
ther north. They each enter a tunnel
and are lost sight of until they emerge
into daylight at John street, where they
unite and take the main tunnel, follow
ing Boundary avenue to Wilson street
and then turning into that street, or
rather under it, thirty-five feet from
the surface, they keep a straight course
with the line < f the street until the
open cut is reached near Fulton avenue.
Through trains southward bound will
take what might be called the northern
fork of the tunnel and the passengers
will see but little of the city of Balti
more. Trains which leave the Calvert
station and also those that come from
tlys Philadelphia A: Wilmington Rail
road by the Union road will take the
other fork. Of course northern bound
trains will take the fork, branching to
the north at John street cut and the
trains for Baltimore and Philadelphia
will take the southern fork. The con
nection with the Philadelphia & Wil
mington road will be made by tiie Union
Railroad and tunnel, which commences
at Belvidere bridge and continues on
through the eastern section of the city
to Iswer Canton and tide-water."
m m.
A SAN Francisco dispatch states that
, Gen. Canity's body arrived yesterday
from Oregon and the funeral will take
place on Wednesday, when the body
will be taken to Indianapolis.
WASHINGTON, May 13.— The Secre
tary of the Navy said to-day that from
all lie could learn the Polaris would
probably lie able to reach some extreme
northern port, but if. after allowing a
reasonable time, she should not do so a
vessel would IK- dispatched in that di
rection with the object of relief or of
obtaining information, if possible, con
cerning her. The Department will do
all in its power for the safe transit to
the United States and the comfort of
the survivors. The expedition having
been fitted out under tlie direction of
the Department, and l>eii£ still under
its charge, the desire to have some of
the principal persons visit Washington
is for the purj>ose of officially inquiring
into all the facts connected with the ex
pedition since it left the United States.
THE remains of Judge Orr, late U. s.
Minister to llussia, will lie sent to this
country ria Hamburg, in charge of Ids
son, on the opening of navigation, pro
bably in ten days.
THE President this morning appoint
ed Jackson G. Schultz, of New York,
Commissioner to represent the Govern
ment of the United States at the Inter
national Exposition of Agriculture, In
dustry and Fine Arts at Vienna, vice
General Van Buren, suspended.
STOCKHOLM, May 12. —The corona
tion of Oscar II and Sophie Willielmine
as King and Queen of Sweden and Nor
way took place to-day. The weather
was unfavorable, but immense crowds
witnessed the royal procession and
cheered with enthusiasm as the new
King walked to church in a pouring
rain.
BERLIN, May 6.—The German Par
liament has ordered the coinage of two
mark pieces, notwithstanding the stren
uous opposition of Minister Delbruck.
MADRID. May 12. —The Ministers de
-1 iterated over the project for Electoral
reforms in Cuba. The system agreed
upon will probably lie the same as that
of Spain.
Deputies to the late assembly from
Porto Rico will soon issue manifests
explaining their conduct and declaring
in favo of a federal republic.
SAN JEAN. PORTO RICO, April 30.
The leaders of the Spanish party in
Porto Rico have ordered their followers
to ulwtuiii ti-oro Vfitinjac :U. the COluitU?
election for memters of the Cortes.
The Spaniards will make no nomina
tions. A junta lais been appointed to
appraise the value of the liberated
slaves. The volunteers have mounted
guard at the palace during the past ten
days.
Cariist Ma tiers. —BAYONNE, May 9. —
It is said traffic is soon to be resumed
on the Northern Railway in Spain,
there being a tacit agreement between
the Government and the Carlists to re
spect the neutrality of railways and
permit the running of trains so long as
they do not bear troops or material of
war.
MADRID, May 9.—'The Carlists claim
the victory for their chief, Dorregary,
in Navarre, and assert they took three
commissioned officers, including a Colo
nel, prisoners, and captured a piece of
artilery. But these pretensions are dis
credited by an official dispatch.
MADRID, May 13.—A Cariist con
spiracy for the overthrow of the repub
lic has been discovered in this city.
Three of the conspirators have been
arrested. Sagosta has disappeared from
Madrid.
BERLIN, May 13.—The bourses of the
principal cities of Germany are ex
tremely depressed in consequence of the
panic in Vienna. The Government
with a view to their relief w ill introduce
a measure into the Diet, applying
Prussia's share of war contribution to
purchase bills and public securities to
advance for the accommodations of
merchants and to the redemption of
debt for railway works.
WASHINGTON, May 6. —Treasurer
Spinner to-day received the clieck of
Geo. C. Gorham, Secretary of ti*e Sen
ate, for the amount of Congressional
back pay due Mr. Sumner and which
the latter requested lie covered into the
Treasury. Up to this date, twenty
seven members and Senators have re
turned their back pay. The total
amount thus far turned into the Treas
ury is SI 12,229.
i l cn ami srissors.
THE lumbermen have scarcely ever
had a better stage of weather for run
ning their lumber than this spring.
Everything was done moderately, easily,
and with but few smashups and almost
every raft has been sent down. If lum
ber bears a good price, the circulating
medium will be more plentiful in all
this region in a few weeks and hard
times ti.at we have known so long, we
shall know no more, it is hoped.— War
ren Ledger.
TIIK LIMBER BUSINESS.— WhiIe our
lumbermen who depended on the river
for transportation have had extremely
good luck in getting their lumber safely
to market this season, they have been
obliged to sell mostly on long time, tak
ing paper running from three to nine
months. This in the present stringency
of the money market will tend to keep
our lumbermen, who have been hard up
for the past winter, in the saine predic
ament for some time to come. — Empo
rium Intlejwiident.
NOTWITHSTANDING the predictions
that local option would kill our town
there were never as many new build
ings being erected and old ones repaired
at any one time as now. In fact, our
borough never had that lively and go
ahead apj>earance it has at ihe present
time. — Einjxirium Independent.
BRIDGE BURNED.—On Tuesday a
railroad bridge below Cameron caught
tire from a passing freight train and
was totally destroyed. It will l)e several
days before the bridge will le in such a
condition as to allow trains to passover
it The passenger trains transfer pas
senger.—Cameron Press.
THE Court of Inquiry at Halifax has
decided that the Atlantic was insntli
j ciently coaled, the computation of her
speed careless and (.'apt. Williams' con
duct in leaving tire deck after midnight
reprehensible. They, therefore, con
clude that the course of C'apt. Williams
in the management of his ship during
the twelve of fourteen hours preceding
the disaster was so gravely at variance
with what ought to have been the con
duet of a man placed in his responsible
position as to call for severe censure,
and that it justified them in saying that
his certificate as extra master and mas
ter ought to lie canceled; but, in consid
eration of the praiseworthy and energetic
efforts made by him to save life after
the siiip struck, the Court imposed the
mitigated penalty of stisjie si on of his
certificate for two years. The certifi
cate of Fo irth-Olfieer Brown was also
suspended for three months. Seventy
one bodies were recovered on Thursday
and Friday. — Independent.
WM. 11. SEWARD, in his "Voyage
Hound the World" speaks of the delight
lie experienced on the other side of the
world in getting some cheese from Chau
tauqua county.
The Port Jervis (Uizrtte savs: Not
withstanding the assertion among the
knowing ones reported annually for the
last twenty years that the lumber sup
ply along the Deleware and its tributa
ries was exhausted, there is a greater
quantity awaiting shipment this year
than ever liefore. Altogether it is cal
culated that there is now about 100,-
000,000 feet of lumber, manufactured
and round, awaiting transportation.
CONGRESS, during its last session,
made some important changes in our
monetary unit, looking to the ultimate
adoption of an international system of
coinage. Our silver coins are to be of
nine-tenths fineness, thus approximat
ing the standard of the higher French
pieces. Our dollar is to be of the same
weight as the French live-franc piece.
The object of this change is to make
our silver coins more popular m oriental
countries, with whom it is a matter of
special importance to extend our com
mercial relations. In the above changes
a preparation is made for the final adop
tion of the metric system of weights and
measures. The law will give a great
inn etus to the production of silver in
our States and Territories. — IncUpendent
Itcpuljlicun.
John V. Brown,
PROPRIETOR OP
LINE OF STAGES
RCTWFKN
Coudorsport & Wellsville
(Tin OSWAYO, PA.)
Persons going to OSWATO by stage. and desiring
to return same day. Will l>e accommodated j
at stage rates.
Passengers wishing to reach any of the neighbor- ]
ihg towns wiil be conveyed by Livery at i
reasonable rates.
A good Livery rig kept constantly ou hand for
passengers by the stage.
OSWAYO HOUSE,
(JOHN V. BROWN, Propr.,)
OSWAYO, FA.
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lustrated, from the leading scientific men of dif
ferent countries, giving the latest Interpretations
of natural phenomena, explaining the applica
tions of science to the practical arts and to the
operations of domestic, life.
It is designed to give especial prominence to
those branches of s icnee which help to a better
understanding of the nature of man; to present
the claims of scleutillc education; and the bear
ings of science upon questions oi society ami gov
ernment. How the various subjects of current
opinion are affected by the a Ivauce of scieutidc
inquiry will also be considered.
In Its literary character this periodical aims to
be popular without beiug supeiiicial and appeals
to the intelligent reading classes of the communi
ty. it seeks to procure authentic statements from
men who know their subjects and who wilt address
the aon-scieutitie public lor purposes Of exj ot;ion
and explanation.
It will have contributions from Herbert Spen
cer, Prof. Huxley, Prof. Tyndall. Mr. Darwin'ai.d
u!h-r writers ide..ti;ied with speculative thought
and scientific explanation.
The Popular Selene Monthly Is published In a
large octavo, han moulely printed ou clear type.
Te.ms, Five Dollars per annum, or Fifty Cents
per copy.
Published bjr
l- APPM.TOS Jt CO.,
W and Ml Broadway, JI. Y.
OYSTERS.
A. H. PEIRCE
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Wholesale and IlekUl
OYSTER DEALER
COUDERSPORT, PA.
j Oysters by the Can, Quart, Gallon. Hundred and I
Thousand received daily. 1
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I Families, Parties and Festivals supplied <>asior 3
notice.
The Trade furnished at reasonable ratei
Give me ati ial and I can suit you.
A. H. PEIRCE
Singer, Grover & Baker, leather and I
| common Needles, Thread and Gil I
constantly on hand.
A. M. Reynolds, £
E. O. BEES.
WATCHMAKER aid Ml
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DEALER IN
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Clocks,
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Kilvor-plututl Ware,? j
lassew S]>c<dac]cN
i' Tackle,
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Nco., Ac., Ate. I
VVALTHAM WATCHES I
SOLD AT I'KICK LIST OF
HOWARD & CO.,
(BG-> liroa/hcay, X. }'.)
KKPAIKINC done In a superior manner and Wall
RANTED.
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SECOND STREET. East of MAIN J
(DIKE'S BCILDISO,)
COUDERSPORT, PA. 11
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A. M. Reynolds has constant Iyon ha I ii
tlie new SINGER SEWING ill I s!
CIIINE, with all the latest impr.i^B
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Genera* Stage Ovfii Ii
Ilns been REFITTED and KKPCKMSHEU, /res I Ti h
GARRET to CELLAR, &
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rtml is now oyien to the PUBLIC'■ I m
The TA BLK will he k r pt in FTKST env 'flßjj
ami no labor or exjtemse spared to malTiOl .
FIRST-CUSS HOTEL j 2
UOOIi UTAH Lisa, and careful l<
alxoays in attendance.
The oi.D-TniK popularity of the Hottt 1
FI7LI.V MAINTAINED by the present /Wi .
who now solicits the putronayt //ra''T (][ ( y
the public generally. §®t:
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Old Sewing Machines of any s 1 [
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repaired in a workmanlike manner. 18,
A. M. REYNOLDS .Ji \ dJR .
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THE BAKER Hoi® :
N. E. eor. SECOND and EASTi>PBjt
(Sast of lourt House Squart' j
COUDERSPORT. p | jjjng,
Has been purchased by
(formerly of the CocDEasroKT HOT- I
The House is completely
bottom, and has all the coiivenirnf"
the people; the tah'.e Is the best ia
the barn is under the charge of ' ht> f "
Ihe State; and,in short, everjrtWnt ? tlf
that can be done to make it eomf< ,rl ' BRJ)
Iters or others who visit the house- (l^
£
The long experience of the Pre, .
Hotel business makes tlieiu l*'"' 1
cater to the varied wants of the tr->
Sou
Tliey solicit therr old custom. *
tliey are able to supply the be* 1 11 <Rn
BROWS * *j*
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