The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, July 16, 1857, Image 1
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Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all business entrusted to his care, with promptnes ayd fidelity. Office in Temperance Block, sec ond floor, Main St. 10:1 ISAAC REX SON. ATTORNEY AJ LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will attepd tp all business entrusted to him, wRh rare and promptness. Ufiicc corner of West and Third sts. 10:1 h. y WILUSTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Weljsboro', Tioga C 0..! Pa., will attend the Courts in Potter and ] M'Kean Counties. 9:13 A. y. CONE7" ATTORNEY AT LAW, Wellsboro', Tioga Co., Pa., will regularly attend the Courts of Potter County. 9:13 R/WT BENTON, iVSYEYOR AND CONVEYANCER. Ray-i Mouu P. 0., (Allegan} Tp.,) Potter Co., Pa., j will attend to all <>u mess in bis line, with j care and dispatch. 9:33 W. K, KING, SURVEYOR, DRAFTSMAN AND CONVEY- j ANCKR. Sraethport, M'Kean Co., Pa., will! attend to business for non-resident land-' holders, upon reasonable terms. Referen ces given if required. P. S.—Maps of any j part of the County made to order. 9:13 ! O. T, ELLISON, 1 RACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport, Pa., respectfully informs the citizens of the vil lage and vicinity that lie will promply re spond to all calls for professional services, j Office on Main St., in building formerly oc cupied by C. W. Ellis, Esq. 9:22 C. S. JONES. LEWIS MANN. A. F. JOXJjS. JONES, MANN & JONES, DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CROCKERY, j Hardware, Boots £ Shoes. Groceries ufid Provisions, Main St., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 i COLLINS SMITH. E. A. JONES. SMITH & J ONES, DFIM.ERS IN Mints, MEDICINES, PAINTS, ! Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Goods, Uiwiciiua, Jic., Main St., Coudersport. Pa. 10:1 j I>. E. OLMSTED, PEELER IN DRV GOODS, READY-MADE Clothing, Crockery. Groceries, &c\, Main st., Coudersport. Pa, 10;1 M. \Y. MANX, PEAFER IN BOOKS k STATIONERY. MAG AZINES and Music, N. W. corner qf Mgip and Third sts., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1 E. It. HARRINGTON, DAVELFKU, cpudersport, Ra., having engag- < C( f a wipdow in Sehoomaker & Jackson's Store will og the Watch and Jewelry business there, A line assortment ot Jew elry constantly on hand. Watches and Jewelry carefully repaired, in the best style, Pa the shortest notice —all work warrgpted. 9:24 lIEXBY J, OLMSTED, (SUCCESSOR TO JAMES W. KMITU,) DEALER IN STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON H ARK, Maiu St,, nearly opposite the Court house, Coudersport, l'a. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made to order, in good style, on short notice. 10:1 COUDERSPORT HOTEL, h. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner of Main end Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot ter Co., Pa. 9:44 TLLEGANY HOUSET" SAMUEL M. MILLS, Proprietor, Colesburg, Potter Co., Pa., seven nnles north of Cou dersport, on the Wcllsvillc Road. *" 9:44 Jjflfrtrti Jlflftrij. A BALLAD/ BT JOHN" 0. S-tXE. There was an honest fisherman, I knew him passing well, He dwelt hard by a little pond, Within a little dell. A grave and quiet man was he, Who lov'd his hook and rod; So even ran his line of life, The people tlioqnbt him odd. For science and for books he said He never had a wish ; No school to hiui was worth a fig, Except a " school of fish:' This single minded fisherman A double calling had— To tend his fioeks in winter time, In summer, fish for shad. In short, this honest fisherman Ail other toils forsook, And though no vagrant man was he, He liv'd by " hook and crook." All day the fisherman would sit Upon an ancient log, And gaze upon the water, like Some sedentary frog. A cunning fisherman was he, Ilis angles were all right; And when he scratched his aged poll, You'd know he'd got a bite. To charm the fish he never spoke, And, though his voice was fine, He foiurd the most convenient way Was just to "drop a line." And many a "gudgeon" of the pond, If made to speak to-day, Would own with grief this angler had A mighty "taking way." (Ape day, while fishing on the log, He piournea his want of luck; When suddenly he felt a bite, And jerking, caught a "duck." Alas ! that day, the fisherman Had taken too much grog; Amd being but a landsman, too, Re couldn't " keep the logf In vaiu he strove with all his might, And tried to gain the shore; Down, down he went to feed the fish He'd baited oft before ! The moral of this mournfnl tale To all is plain and clear, A single drop too much of rum, May make a watery bier. And he who will not "sign the pledge" And keep the promise fast, May be, in spite of fate, a stiff Co id water man at last! gelertffc £alf. £,fe qt £igce. [From the Knickerbocker for June.] THE MASQUEHADE OF IIATE. [ Conclusion."] There was Mrs. Morris Borrowe, whom I had got to know, and who frequently took me to drive. She was charmingly natural, bright, and even witty when we were alone, having a remarkable insight into character; but when we returned to the circle of our hotel, she became almost vapid; a well-bred languor overspread her features. She said nothing but common places ; no emotion betrayed itself on her trained features. O shadow of Main tenon, of Pompa dour, of Espiqasse, of Recamier! was this your idea of beiug charming ? We wear your dresses, we copy your graces ; why cannot we follow your sprightly footsteps still further, and dare to be witty and wise as you were at your dear little sup pers ? Is it because there are fools in high planes, and wc must follow the fash, iou, as we do of au ugly collar, (because a duchess has a king's evil,) and be fools if we can —if not, play that we are ? One pf the wits of Newport was 31 r. Semple. He was very well born and bred, and it was considered proper to laugh at his jokes. He, as it seemed,had taken out a license to be funny; all oth er wit was contraband; he might be laughed at. "Mrs. Clifton," he drawled one eve ning, "do you know that to-day I have made an atrocious pun ? I said that the names of the houses should be split, and ours should be called the 'Fill-belle,' nnd | that the 'Vue-Morc,' from the names Fill- (smooted is i\)i of Ji*i|o COUDERSPORT, POTTEP. COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1857. | more and Bellvue. We are filled with i belles, and they could view more without hurting them!" A silvery laugh echoed through the ! rooms. We all dared to be amused, and this gigantic achievment of wit passed in jto one of the legends of Newport intel ' lectuality. ! One of the ladies of Newport had, as I j had always supposed, a very enviable rep utation for her wit, learning and clever ness ; but I found this was a positive dis advantage to her; for on asking Mr. | Semple about her, he seemed rather dis -1 gusted, and answered me : "Very good house, nice position, rich, i but too chatty; oh! decidedly too chatty !" The second week of our stay still found | Rose the reigning belle of the house.— : Neither Miss Chase who snug, nor Miss j Brown who played, nor Miss Robinson whose mamma manoeuvred, had anything to compare with Rose in point of success. And then came the unmasking ! I went down to dress one day for din ner quite late, and had not time to read a dirty note which I found, on my table, and which I supposed was some begging letter; and seeing it lie there still unread, as I was going to take my afternoon drive with Mrs. Borrowe, I put it hastily in my pocket to read on the way. The afternoon was beautiful, and as Mrs. Borrowe looked out on the sea, she quoted Horace Smith's fine lines : "To that cathedral, boundless as our won der, Whose shining latnp3 the sun and moon supply: Its choir, the winds and waves; its organ, thunder, Its dome, the sky." The "choir of winds and waves" was chanting its majestic anthem. Nature was graud, calm and beneficent. I could uot help asking Mrs. Borrowe if she did not sometimes find society tedious and unsatisfactory. "Yes, but it has its attractions. 1 know I am born for something better: but I love it; I cannot escape from it; I believe we should all live with each oth er; and if the mass is stupid, let us do our individual mite to make it brighter." '•But do we ? do we not all take a low er tone when we mingle with society?— Would you now, dear Mrs. Borrowe, have dared to quote that splendid simile, which you have just spoken so appropriately, it' you had been in the parlor at the hotel ?" "Xo, because, as Cecil says, (that worldy-wise Cecil!) "We must, to suc ceed in society, consent to lose our indi viduality, and float along with the mass, distinguished only lor our extreme resem blance to ail the rest." And we must all remember that hate, envy, detraction, are always lying in wait for the success ful person ; and if I am so unfortunate as to command any excessive admiration, I suffer for it. The most successful per sons 1 know in society, are women who have neither beauty nor wit, who dress well, and while they alarm and wound no one's vanity, are still sought for their po sition, tact and 'knowledge of the world,' which means, never showing any other kind of knowledge." At this moment I remembered my let ter, and drew it from my pocket. It was a badly spelled, badly written letter; saying that the writer felt bound to tell me that he had seen Mr. Suther land kissing my handsome sister, Miss Rose, in the dusk of the evening before, as they were walking on the piazza; and that he (the writer) had some other facts to communicate, which he would do for five dollars, if I would write him a note, and leave it on the table, when I went to dinner, in my own parlor. I supposed it was some waiter who wished to get money from me, and show ed it to Mrs. Borrowe. She looked it over attentively. "This is from no waiter. It is a lady's hand disguised. It is done to create a talk. The person who wrote it imagines that you will be frightened, and will men-i tion it to the landlord, or some person about the house: you will complain of your parlor being entered by some wait- j er or servant, and the story will leak out;! and having thus a real foundation for ha/f \ the story, a number of false ones will be erected on that. It is simply a plot, dic tated by hate, to injure Rose." "Impossible! What has Rose done to anybody ?" "Nothing,intentionally, but everything unintentionally. She has been haud some —admired. Nothing could- be so great a crime, for such crimes women have been poisoned; for such a crime this letter lias been written." We drove several miles in silence.— Mrs. Borrowe at length broke it: "I wish you would do what I suggest about this letter." "Well?" a "Write an answer and leave it on your table, saying you wish to know more." "But you assure me that is what the writer wants?" "Yes; but I propose to foil the perpe trator with her own tools. I think I see a well known-hand in this." After some conversation on this, point, j I consented to follow Mrs. Borrowe's de i vice. When we reached home it was quite dusk, aud I w.nttofind Rose. She had been driving with Mrs. Gibson, whom I met in the hall, aud who said she had been home an hour. Rose was not in my own room or hers; and Matilde, my maid, said she had come in very hurridly, taken a shawl and gone out agaiu. I waited an hour very uneasily. Then I went out to see Mrs. Gibson again. She knew nothing of her; said she walked off, talking with Sutherland and some young ladies after the drive. At this moment one of the young la dies came in, and said she had returned with Rose and Sutherland just before I drove up, and thought Rose must be in her own room, dressing for the hop. I went again; there was the dress she was to wear, but no Rose. 1 was getting more and more alarmed. I went to Mrs. Borrowe. She was frightened too. She asked me if I had perfect confidence in Rose, that she could not be deceiving me. "Perfect, perfect." "Then, this is a plot to annoy you, like all the rest." "Now, he calm, you must dress and go to the hop to-night; tell everybody that Rose did not come because she had a head-ache; be perfecetly cooi about it; and I will look for Rose. She is safe, depend upon it ; but, if you wish to save her and yourself a terrible scandal, do not show that you arc anxious about her." There sas something so perfectly con vincing in Mrs. Borrowe's manner that I submitted. Matilde exclaimed at my pale cheeks and haggard expression. "If Madam would but color a leetle. She has the distinction, the air, the ev erything, but she has not the complex ion. Would Madame ho brilliant for the ball, and permit me to color with dis cretion ?" "Do what you like Matilde." So Matilda produced, from her own Magazines, bottles and boxes, and pro ceeded to make nie up: a drawing sensa tion of the skiu convinced me that a e< 1- or "charming, natural," like that which bloomed perpetually on the cheek of Ma tiide, was blushing on my own. My eye brows, my hair, were also touched with various brushes and other instruments. After receiving the treatment which is generally bestowed on the "portrait of a lady," instead of the lady herself, I was pronoifnced finished, and looked at my self. 1 hardly knew the enamelled visage which presented itself. This then was one sort of "mask," wdiich I had not re membered. It was easier than I thought, to hide the anxiety which gnawed at my heart. I could better appear unconcer ned behind this face. "Come, " said Mrs. "Borrowe, knock ing at my door; "here is Warden Wood waiting to escort you. Bless me! how well you look! I am on the track," she whispered ;" be composed ! There is nothing wrong." Mr. Warden Wood was too well bred to notice my abstractions, if indeed I show ed any; and I cannot remember much of this evening, except that he and others complimented me much on my appear ance, and that in the many inquiries for Rose, I thought Mrs. Pastou and Mrs. Smithson looked more interested than the occasion required; and both asked where was Mr. Sutherland- Some unexpected,;inspiration enabled me to say, with an in.dilferent tone: "Oh! I suppose he does not care to come, if my sister is not here. " - • I was so excited and distressed, that the effort to play so.unnatural a part was rapidly depriving me of &11 my strength, when I saw Mrs. Borrowe enter with Sutherland. I had always detested this man; but at this moment he looked perfectly beau tiful to me. He came up with Mrs. Bor rowe, and after paying mc some compli ments, asked for my sister, \ ! I made some inane answer, and a sub tle attraction drew my eyes towards Mrs. Pastou: her face was distorted with rage, I but became smiling immediately. As Sutherland passed her, she gave I him a look from which he quailed, and I | have since observed, that all the evil I which the world had previously said of j Sutherland, was praise, compared with i what Mrs. Pastou afterwards treated him i to. "I hove not found Rose," whispered Mrs. Borrowe; "but I found Sutherland, ; which was next best ; and I made him ; come here with me, although he didn't want to; but he came because he wants me to invite him to my supper part}' next week, and if matters are as I suspect, he has been used by some ladies here to i affix suspicion on Rose; and being seen here himself is so much in her favor. How well you look! - What a color! Why, anxiety becomes you ! " " O dear, woman! I am all painted up; and I am dying with anxiety about Rose. Do let me go; I shall drop down if you do not. " So Mrs. Borrowe, serene and smiling, piloted me to the door. We left Suth erland dancing madly; and with head almost bursting with pain, 1 reached my own room. There, on the table, was a note writ ten in pencil, to this effect: "Dear Laurie: Jennie Millwood is quite ill, and wants nie to come over and spend the night with her. I don't care for the hop. Yours, aflectionately, " ROSE." I had suffered enough during those few hours to give me the right to laint away, which i did immediately, and on coming to sent for Mrs. Borrowe, who shared in my relief, as she had in my anxiety. " Now, be quiet, dear Mrs. Clifton, and to-morrow we will get at the bottom of this mystery. This note Rose evi dently left where you could see it, and it was taken away by the same hand which was employed to bring you the auony- inous communication. To-morrow you will write an answer to that, and leave it on your table when you go to dinner: de pend upon it, there is a plot to be unrav elled." i waited impatiently for the morning to dawn; and as soon as the house was opened, I put on my bonnet and went over to the other hotel, where I soon found Jeannie Millwood's sick-room. There, on a sofa, lay sister Rose, quietly sleeping. The invalid was awake, and told me that as Rose had read to her nearly all night, she had asked her to lie down and get a little sleep. I went across the room, and kissed the cheek Hushed with unaccustomed vigils. I determined, as I looked on the iunoeeut face, and thought of all her sweet and lovely qualities, that my Rose should henceforth open in some purer and better atmosphere than that ol" a watering-place. Jfc 5|C * # # I followed Mrs. Borrrowe's advice, and wrote a few words, and leaving the uote on my table, went to dinner as usual. The scene which followed may best be describ ed in theatrical parlance. The company being well seated at din ner, a woman stealthily creeps across the; deserted passage-way, and enters my par lor, looks cautiously around, and is on the point of seizing the note, when the; door to the left, leading to a bedroom, opens, and exit Mrs. Borrowe, Mrs. Gra ham, Lewis, and one or two more, whoj surround the frightened woman, who' c 1 FOUR CENTS.. TERNS.--$1,25 PER ANNUM. I proves to be 31rs. Paston's maid, who on the occasion of this unexpected detection * falls on her kuees, implores pardon, says that her mistress has sent her, etc., etc., 'etc. The noise, and confusion of this scene reached the. dining-room, and several la i dies left the table. 3lrs. Paston and Mrs. Smithson remained with perfect sangfroid in their seats. The only sufferer was the poor waiting maid, who was discharged, as being too fond of falsehood and intrigue; and if ' Sutherland had not turned state's evidence and confessed that these two lovely queens of fashion had requested him to- stay ouy ;of sight on the night of the hop, promis ing him in return that he should see Rose iu the parlor of one of them we | should never have known how much was mistress and how much was maid, i 31r. Gibson and I had a final meeting !on the subject of Newport in my parley 'just before we came away. 31rs. Patson wa3 announced. I sent back her card. " Why do you, my dear friend? Why,. ; you will make an enemy for life of the woman," screamed the frightened Gib jaon. "Is that left to be done? Is she not as much iny enemy now a2 she ever could jbe?" : " But not openly ! Do remember her position, and iguore the fact 3. Charge it all to servants, servants, who are alwajsi bad: it is better to believe that the wait ing-maid lied than to lo3e 3lrs. Paston." "But I know "I know you do; but here is a perfect opportunity to pretend that you don't know." "But why pretend ?" "Because that is society. If we did. not -pretend , we could not support the present structure of society. The truth is a very harsh and awkward thing, and should not be spoken at all times. That is a charming idea, doubtless, in poetry romance, but it don't do at Newport." . The Masquerade of Hate! The ro mance of society was gone. It was too truly a masquerade —brilliant, charming to the senses, but horribly false, fatally untrue. The guests could not be un masked. Should the veil be pulled aside, more horrible would be the revelation than that of the "Dance of Death !" Yet was not all barren. I had found .Mrs. Borrowe in it and not of it; her friendship was worth the whole; and Rose —Rose found Mr. Tracy; and per haps the lonelihess of my house now (for mv Rose has been transplanted) may have affected my spirits so powerfully that i have given a harsher coloring to the picture than T should have done were she still here to cheer me, and to show me, by the perfect happiness of her mar riage, that some good thing can come out of society. Hut I wait impatiently for some "sar donic wit"' to attempt the "Masquerade of Ilate/' and recommended it to the at tention oi' Warden Wood, who may fa vor the world with it. LARGEST CHAIN IX THE WORLD. —It IS believ ed that th.' largest cable in the world is that now about to be used in the operation of rais ing the Ru-si.n ship-! sunk at Sobastopol. It is two hundred yards long; each li n:< weighs three hundred pounds, and each link has been separately tested by a strain of five hundred tons. It was manufactured ot the Reading Forge, in our owu State. The value of the material to be furnished by the Russian gov ernment. to be used in the raising of this fleet will be a million and a half of dollars, and the time occupied in performing the contract will, it is thought, be about two years. DEATH OF A LARGE MAN.— The Jack son (Teun.) Whig of the 19th ult. chron icles the death in Henderson County, in that State, of 31 r. 3liles Darden. The. Whig says the deceased was, beyond all question the largest man in the world. — His hight was seven feet six inches —two inches higher than Porter, the celebrated Kentucky giant. His weight was a frac tion over one thousand pounds! He measured round the waist six feet nine inches. i OUR DRINKS. —There are in the United States 1517 distilleries, in which 5240 persons aro i employed ; a capital of 58,507,074 is invested. ; They consume yearly 11.2C7.701 bushels of I corn, 3,787,070 bushels of barley, 2.143,027 i bushels of rye, and 57,440 hogsheads of molas- I ses. They manufacture 42,461,926 gallons of | ale, 41,304 gallons of whiskey and high wines, 'and 6,500,000 gallons of rum—being about i four gallons of liquor to every man, woman J and child in the country.