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VOLUME X.--NUMBER. 8.
THE POTTER JOURNAL,
PCHEUJED EVKUV THCRSD.VV MOKNINU. BY
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JOHN S. MANX,
ATTORNEY" AND COUNSELLOR AT I.AM'.
Co uder.sport. Pa., wiil attend the several
Courts in Potter and Ai'Kcaa Counties. All
business entrusted in his cure will receive
prompt attention. USiice on Main st., oppo
site the Court House. 10:1
F. W. KXI >X,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Coudersport. Pa., will
regularly attend the Courts in I'olter and
the adjoining Counties. 10:1
ARTHUR O. OLMSTED,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT* LAW.
Coudersport, Pa., will attend toud bu-,in
entrusted to his cure, with prouiptues uud
pdelity. Oflice in Temperance lilock, sec
end floor, Alain St. 10:1
ISAAC LENBU.V ~
ATTi >RN'L\ AT LAW. ('ouJe:>;>ort, P.n.. will
aitend to all busiuess entrusted to hull, witii
care uud promptness. Office corner u. We A
and Third sis. lu:l
L. P. WILLISTGN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. W ellsboro', Tioga Co..
Pa., will attend the Courts in Potter and
.M'ivean Counties. 0:13
~ A. P. CONE,
ATTORNEY AT L.VU", Wellsboro', Tioga Co..
Ph., w iii regularly utUnd the C0.,.t.-> oi I
i'oiter County. 0:13 j
K. \V. IiGXTUX,
SI'SVEYOR AND CONVEYANCER; Il.ny-
Aiond j'. I)., (Allegany Tp..j Potter Co., Pa..;
will attend to all ousiue.-o iu hm line, with
care snj 1 dispatch. 0:33
\V. K. KING,
SITAE YOR. DRAFTSMAN AND COXVKY
ANt'EU. Smethport, M'Kcnn Co., Pa., will
attend to business tor nou-residciit land
holders, upon reasonable terms. Kcf.reu
•es given it' required. P. S.—Alaps oi any
part oi the County made to order. 0:13
O. T. EL]J.SOX,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN. Coiulcrsport. Pa.,
respectlully iu fortius lit - citizen.- o; the ul
lage and vicinity that he will pi omj.ly re-j
Mpoud to all calls lor professional services.
Office on Main st.. in building lormeily oc
cupied by C. \V. Ellis, Esq. 0:22
C. S. JO.NK*. LEWIS MANS. A.!•'. JoM.a.
JONES, MANX A JONES,
DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CROCKERY.
Hardware, Roots x Shoes, Groceries and
PtovLsious. Main .nt., Coudersport, l'a.
IULLI.S.S SMITH. E. X. JONES.
SMITH & JONES,
PF.ALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINES. PAINTS,
this, Tau~y Articles, Stationery, Dry Gi>ods,
•Grgciifies, Ac., Main st., Coudersport, Pa.
IE IF OLMSTED,
J'KALER IN DRY GOODS. READY-MADE
nothing, Crockery, Groceries, ore., Mam st..
Coudersport, Pa. lo:l
M. W. MANX.
DEALER IN ROOKS A- STATIONERY. MAG
AZINES uud Music. N. W. corner of Mam
*wd Third ts,, Coudersport, Pa. 1 u: 1
E, IL HAH K ING TON,
J-W F.I.LER, Coudersport. Pa., having cngag
a window* in Schootnaker A Jaek-ou s 1
Sere will carry on tlie Watch and Jewelry j
"Kiuess there. A fip.e assortment of Jew
*'D" constantly on hand. Watches and
•'"■'•dry carefully repaired, in the best style.
Cfl 'lie shortest police—all work warranted.
HEX ItV J. OLMSTED,
(St'CCEPSOR TO JAMES W. SMITH.)
STOVES, TIN A* SHEET IRON '
ARE, Main st.. nearly opposite the t 'ourt. ■
Rouse. Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
Don Mar* niadc to order, in good style, on 1
-hort notice. j : 1
. GLASSMIItK. Proprietor, Corner of -1
l;k 'n and Second Streets, Coudersport. Pot- ;
Ra. < ); . u J
-Oil EI. M. MILLS, Proprietor, Coleshnrg
otter Co., Pa., seven miles north of Con-! 1
8r p)rt, ijj jp. A ells villi Rjii. b:44 '
if ' *' : '■" ~
is SPARS MY HEART FROM GROWING OLD.
; Oirl Tsmc. i pk .a lIDOQ of thee—
I hou st strip Jmy heart of m.ruy ft friend,
„ Tarten halt tuv joys and all niv jrlve—
B? just lor once and make amend :
y And since thy hand must leave its trace,
0 * lucks to fray, turn blood to cold—
Do what thou wilt with form ati-d face,
0 , But spare my heart from growing old.
•J i I know thou'st taken from many a mind
Its dearest wealth., iu choicest store,
0! And only lingering left behind
0 O'er wise experience's bitter lore,
u "li- sad to mark the mind's decsv,
IJ I'eel wit grow dim and memory cold—
u Take these, old Time, take all awe.v.
But spare my heart from growing old.
j : Give me to live with friendship stili.
j | And hope and love till life be o'er—
j Let be the first the final chill
j ' hat bills the bosom bound no more ;
j That so. when lam passed ftwny,
And in my grave lie slumbering cold,
)' YBh fond remembrance friends may say
. "His heart grew never old."
•! Jlmse lorm.
to i J
THE STRANGE& ALOFT. ~
Under the head of "The Stranger
Aloft," the Chicago 'Journal' lias the
following glorious and glowing article,
. radiant with a faith as sublime as its iiu
! agerv is perfect:
Tlu 3re is a splendid foreigner coming
this way even into our family circle—
our nice cozy family of Planets—and is
making himself a home, about our hearth -
; stone, the Sun. The juvenile portion of
the household, the little fellows of Aste
roid es, huddled together to keep warm—
we hope he will see them in time, and
not tread on the children. Jupiter, may
be, will gird his belt a little tighter, and
Ilerschel, we see, wears as much jewelry
:i>i ever, while the only lighting member
of the family. Mars, with a flush in his
face, keeps going about as if nobody was
This foreigner, however, is not alto
gether a stranger; he has visited us be
fore. but a long time ago, and his sojourn
was as brief as a ballad. Yerv grand he
is with his splendid trains a number of
miles longer than the army Xerxes led,
and in a great hurry he seems to be, like
| one on business bound, but if lie could
or would tarry a moment before lie goes
a visiting, ju.-t long enough to comb his
hair, we think it might be safely passed
to the credit of his personal appaeaiance.
Kut that being none of our business it
will not do to be strenuous ; and indeed,
who knows what sights he may have seen,
to cause each particular hair to stand like
quills upon the fretful porcupine ? Fights
in that upper deep stranger than Clar
ence saw in his dream.
Whoever he is or whatever he has seen,
lie is just a guest, and we are ail hospita
ble people, we Planets, and wish him,
like good Christians, right welcome, foi
ls 1 . not written, "Forget not to entertain
strangers, for thereby some have enter
tained Angels unawares?"
J \\ c have called him a foreigner and a
stranger; perhaps we are a little too fast,
for it may be he is only a travelled gen
tleman, and one of "our folks;'' i:i fact,
a first cousin, who has been abroad, and
returned at last, with the news, to the old
A plain family, we are: rural people,
iudeed, as anybody can tell, who on a
clear night looks off at the lights of the
great Astral City, so far and so many,
that they seem woven into a silvery scarf
of delicate lace; as if God had flung it
duwn l'roui liis great central throne, and
it fluttered there in sight, forever for a
Now, for anything we know, our illus
trious cousin, the Comet, is on his wav
from the Capital —a king's courier, per
haps —and has threaded the crowded
streets, and has passed the suburbs and
has crossed the great azure fields of the
country of God, and has gone out of his
way, for memory's sake, and has come to
our little settlement.
Put it is strange what Cjueer stories
some people tell of him as it lie was a
lawless fellow, and was out on a "lark
instead of on duty. We think it unkind,
this gossip, and we protest. lie is a
dashing fellow, we know, but then they
are no Sabbath-dav journeys he takes. —
The country we live in is oue of magniff-
nx-vA-} to UK' BKiKtftles of Jrtrj stiKftir*S£ $6 of Mor*% oO $:!.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1857.
cent distances, and even the thought is
breathless that only goes to the neigh
bors, and flies to the starry cottage whose
'small lights twinkle in the outskirts of
our hamlets. \\ ho knows bat he has
seen the lost Pleiad in his wanderings;
, has met Orion in armor in his way; has
counted the jewels in the sword hilt of
Perseus ? Perhaps he lias fluttered the
hair of Berenice, or paused at the North
ern Crown, or heard the Ilarp of Heav
en, as he passed, or bearded the Lion in
his starry den. A Mob rand may have
jglared at the Stranger; the river Po, that
flows through the fields of the Blest, per
haps he forded dry-shod. A pilgrim to
ihe Southern Cross, he may have played
St. George to the Dragon, distanced Pe
gasus and paid court to Andromeda.—
Did A returns delay him, or the? Bear in
timidate, or Sirius turn him aside ? Did
he clash along among the Nebula}, those
morning clouds of creation, those visible
breaths of Deity ? Did lie solve the mys
tery of Cassiopeia aud linger around the
ruins of the brilliant world that went out
hke a taper three bundled years ago ?
The Curatory of God is somewhere;
did he pass it, when the doors were ajar?
There is a sinless world among the stars;
did they see the Comet in their ofling ?
And our guest himself ; is he a solid
globe, making a mighty wake of light,
aud glowing like a furnace, or is it a mag
nificent Will o' the Wisp floating about
the Universe ? What if it should bean
abandoned world, drifted from its moor
ings, dismantled and lost, and wandering
like a ship in a winter sea? Or a wild
outlaw madly plunging from system to
system, and making terrilic descents up
on peaceful planets, scattering confusion
and death ?
If this last should be, arid the Aste
roids are indeed the .sparkling ruins of
some pleasant world destroyed by such a
visitant, and the route of the Comet
across the path of earth has been truly
divined, and our small craft should be
just there as it da-hes into our uufenced
highway—what then '! If a huge globe
of granite and red sand-stone, why, there
might be more Asteroids in our solar cir
cle, and fragments, like the pieces of a
mirror shivered by a blow, might each
reflect the sun, and move in orbits of its
own. If such a thing could be, and hu
man life remain, how wilder than a dream
and sadder than a death. The child
playing in the garden among the flowers,
the mother stretching forth her hands 111
vain—the garden and the homestead in
two worlds. The wife just parted from
her hunhand, might be divorced by a
broad ab\> of empty, unnavigable air.—
The daughter of some house and heart,
who went with blessings from the shel
tering roof, would ne'er return. The
hunted debtor on one side of the cleft,
might see his creditors afar, as on their
island world, they drifted out to sea.—
.Maybe, on one small planet of their own
would be two that love, for whom alone
the rain should fall, a narrow ribbon of
green Spring be woven, aud the cloudy
how yet keep (! od's promise good. Soiue
wuere, alas I upon one atom of the world
alone, Juan Fernandez in the sail less sea,
a soul might dwell whose story no De Foe
should ever write.
Aud such a thing might be, that this
bold comet should entice away a simple
satellite, to wander in its train, should
hasten it beyond the lead and line of tel
escopic ray; beyond the cloudy Magellan
of Heaven ; away where light has just be
gun to be; beyond the stars : beyond the
reach of summer and of sun.
There are no outlaws 'mid the world
of God; true as Has "Word, the splendid
engine moves harmonious; as docile, our
far sentry Neptune, on his rounds sublime,
as the bright planet dew poised on the
The world is going somewhere; our lit
tle family of planets are on a journey,
and surely it is pleasant thus to travel
together. Away towards the dim north
west where" the constellation of the Ea
gle spreads his star-light wings, we are
moving—the kingly sun and his splendid
company of retainers.
Along the highway of heaven we are
going, and toangel's eyes it must be a pa
g'\mt worth beholding. Who knows but
CTMXKIO.IT BLMJI JU FIMMOBG
what we are bound to some far distant
court, ruled by an elder sun ? Who
| knows what grander grouping, by and by,
may light the hollow of our cloudless
And these Comets may be the couri
ers ot our radient prince, whose torches
flare afar, as hastening to and fro, along
the route we go, they ever and anon re
turn with tidings—"the way is clear—
move on, ' and wheel again, and for awhile,
are seen no more. A fragment of their j
route, like an arc of Apollo's broken bow,
the Astronomer has grasped in that weak
hand of his and has completed the orbit,
and calculated the return of these heralds
of the king. It no world beguiles them,
and makes them loiter by the way, lo!
here their blazing torches startle the
watching world, true to the prophet word,
and again those tidings come to Science'
listening ear; "the highway clear, oh.
liege, the Sun, pass on 1"
-No blind aud blundering wanderers
are they, to plunge among the peaceful
fleets and wreck the craft whereon a God
descended, and an Eden smiled. On
some high commission, the Comet goes
and couies; to us who swing upon the
pendulum of the earth; whose souls a
summer zephyr may waft forever from
our parted lips, it is even as some swift
cloud that drifts along the sky, in whose
pearly and crimson fords there may be
death; but what a dower of beauty there
is in the rain; what a breath of blessinir
in the shadow ; what a token of hope in
the bow. In God's good keeping ail, the
sparrow's flight is guided, aud the route
of the falling leaf.
\\ andering, they be, these Comets, but
not lost, for their route and time—are
they not uli recorded in the books of the
Admiralty of high Heaven I
There, indeed, is ihe stranger, the first in the
Vet she drives boldly on in the teeth of the
Now her bows to the breakers she steadilv
Oh ! how brightly the light in the binnacle
bu ni3 !
Not a signal for Saturn this rover has given.
No salute lor oar Venus, the flag star of Heav
Not a rag or a ribbon adorning her soars,
It lias saucily sailed by •■the red planet Mars
She has doubled triumphant the Cape of me
Aud the sentinel stars without firing a gun.
Now, a tl ig at the lore an I the njizzen un
She is bearing right gallantly down on the
"Helm a port !'' "Show a light!" "She will
run us aground!"
"Fire a gun! Bring her to 1" "Sail ahoy.
whither bound i"
Avast there, ye lubbers ! Leave the rudder
'Tis a erutt "in commission"—the Admiral's
And she sails with scaled orders, unopened as
Though her anchors she weighed before Luci
Ah ! she sails by a chart no draughtsman
Where each cloud that can trail, and each
wave that can break ;
Where each Planet is cruising, each star is at
With iu anchor "let go'' in the blue of the
Where that sparkling flotilla, the asteroids
t\ here the scarf of red morning is flung on
Y\ here the breath of the sparrow is stirring
On the chart that she bears, you will find them
all tin re!
Let her p t ss ori in peuco to tiie port whence
\\ ith her ticklings of fire and her streamers
\I!R mo NT. — Vermont is a model State,
one among thirty-one, and very lovely.
One of its papers says of it :
" There is but one city iu this State, and
not a soldier. We have no police: and not a
murder lias been committed iu this State with
in ton year . \\ e have no Museums nor Crys
lal Palaces; but wa havj homes, genuine'
homes, that are the center of the world to !
their inmates, for which the father works,
votes and t (Iks—where the mother controls,
educates, labors and loves—where she rears
men, scholars and patriots."
How TO GET A HOUSE OUT OF A
V\ lIJSKEY BARREL.—L'ut the barrel in a
secure place, near a spring of good water,
on the road to the grog-shop. When you
want a dram, take'the price of it in your
hand and start to go to the grog-shop ; go 1
as far as the spring, drop the money thro'
the bung-hole of the barrel, take a good
drink ot water and return home. Repeat
this operation till the barrel is full, knock
out the head, and you have tiie price of a
splendid brick building.
Jfca?~lii a densely populated German
neighborhood iu Cincinnati, twenty chil
dren were poisoned, a few nights since bv
poisoned lozenges, which were scattered
among them by two persons, apparently
with some diabolical intent. Several ot
the uotortun.it ?li have siuc" died.
Hr. Snamer isi London
Chn ixii's \iiiffaru.
Bayard Taylor's Cor. with the Tr bane.
LONDON, July 1. I 5 57.
Mr. Sumner is here, at Maurigy's Ho
tel, in Regent Street. I have not seen
him, but some friends tell me he is look
ing very well. No American has ever
been more popular in England than Mr.
Sumner, and lie is at present floating on
the top wave of London society. I
heard the other day a good story of his
arrival here, lie cuterod his name upon
the book as simply, " Mr. Sumner, Los
ton," and was accordingly set down bv
the host and his flunkeys as an ordinary
traveller. The next morning one of the
latter came to Mr. Sumner's room in
some excitement, and said: " Lord
Brougham is down stairs, sir, asking for
you. To the waiters amazement, Mr.
quietly said, without exibiting the
least surprise—•• Very well; show him
up. Not long afterwards the former
came, still more excited: Sir, the Lord
Chief Justice has called, and he asks for
you!" "Show him up," was again the
cool reply. After his lordship had de
parted, the waiter once more, bewildered
and a little aggravated : " Sir, Sir, the
Lord Chancellor of England has called to
see you !"' " Show him up," repeated Mr.
S. These astonishing facts were no
doubt at once communicated to the land
lord, for the next day's Morning Post
announced the arrival of " His Excellen
cy, the lion. Mr. Sumner," at Muurigy's
Church's picture of Niagara lias just
arrived, and has been seen by a few con
noisseurs, though there has yet been no
public exibitiou of it. I have heard but
one opinion in regard to it. The exibil
or told me that Luskin had just seen it,
and that he had found effects in it which
he had been waiting years to And. lam
sorry that it is shown bv gas-light, in a
darkened room. Church's pictures will
alt bear the daylight; he needs no avtifi
eial trickeries of this kind. Some Eng
lish artists hod been, a few days previous,
questioning ino about landscape art in
America, and i a.n delighted at being
able to point to such a noble example in
justification of my assertions. Cropsoy,
who is now living here, has a very tine
autumnal picture in the Exhibition of
the Royal Academy. 1 believe he is do
ing very we'll. Hart, the sculptor, has
been settled hero for more than a year
past, and his admirable busts are begin
ning to excite attention.
Piiiusjlt atsia JLuutiis.
A correspondent of the Pail road ana
Mining liegisbr, calls attention to the
advantages our IState presents for emi
grant settlements. lie says "so long as
wild lands were cheap in the Western
States, there was no hope of getting a
hearing for lands in Northwestern Penn
sylvania; because the Western fever car
ried everybody away, Now, lauds are no
longer cheap in the Western States ; for
speculators have the whole country in
their hands. Timber is so scarce over
the Western country, that the cost of
fencing and building, in most places, eon
•urnes all the farm is worth, it the cost
of the naked land be much more than
government price. In the counties of Ti
oga, Potter, McKean, Elk, and Forest, in
our State, well watered and well timbered
lands, with elegant soil, can be bought at
from j'-j to v 5 per acre. Whatever inav
be the theory, in practice these lands will
put more in the l.urn and in the pocket
than the average of wild Western lands.
The climate of Pennsylvania gives better
health and ability to sustain labor!
'•Working help is more plenty, and
better markets arc near. Resides in these
counties, lumbering furnishes steady win
ter work to man and horse : that", what
in the far west is a long season of idle
ness, is here one of the most profitable
activity. It is in winter that farmers in
Western Pennsylvania clear off additional
fields to add to the next summer's firm
ing; and in the winter, also, the lumber
men take all their products, including
hay, at lull prices. Several emigrant as
sociation- have this year turned their at
tention to our Pennsylvania lauds, and
they are now making settlements on a
scale that promises to be of great impor
tance to our State,
"The "Ole Ruli Colony" lands may be
mentioned as an example. These lands
were selected some years ago bv the Nor
wegian musician whose name tliev bear;
and anticipating wealth from his violin,'
he conceived the idea of a settlement of
his poor countrymen on 120,000 acres of
land in Potter county. The scheme fail
ed in its very first movements, from two
causes, viz : want of means and want of
common sense, so that nothing of any
consequence was done toward 1 making
actual settlements, and the owners were
glad to take back their lands. The par
ties who have now undertaken it are
practical men, and their movements are
; FOUR tfESrrs
TERNS.--$1,25 PER ANNUM.
[attracting others to follow their example.
The soil of our north-western counties is
I deep and very strong; it is not stony.—
The face of the country is undulent, with
| variations of hill, vale, and table-land, the
: latter being the richest. The timber is
very tine—pine, hemlock, inaple, beach,
cherry, walnut and oak; rafting streams,
navigable in higu water, give cheap con
veyance of logs and lumber to market. —
J he price of land varies from Sd to 85
per ai re. At present the access is most
to t;n; New \ork and Erie Railroad,
whence about -0 or ,'iO miles of common
road have to be traveled to the three
named counties, which border on the two
States. \ oung fanners who are thinking
going to the far Vv est, may have occa
sion to thank us, if they will first see
whether cheaper and better lauds may
not be had nearer homo and civilization."
The Struggle fas Minnesota.
Correspondence of the N. Y. Tribune.
Sr. PAUL, M. T., July id, 1857.
I wrote to you. a day or iwo since, in
forming you of the revolutionary steps
taken by the Horder-Ruffian Democracy
to got control of the Constitutional Con
vention by force, fraud and violence, or
defeat the desire of the people of Minne
sota to cj-.no into the Union as a State,
i also informed you that it had been as
serted by Democrats, and believed by all
parties, that at 12 m. uu Tuesday, the
second day of the Convention, the Derno
cratie members would attempt to take
control ol the llali prepared tor the Con
; vention. Had they done so, there would
have been A ui work. The Republicans,
knowing full well their rights, were pre
pared to defend them, and would have
; done so to the last.
But when the hour of 12 drew near,
discretion, the better part of valor, seem
ed to control the minds of this faction
and their alack cooled" down to zero.—
Secretary Chase appeared at the bar of
the Hull, and with tremb'iugvoice said:
" In the name of the Secretary of this
Toritory, I demand the surrender of (his
Hail for the use of the Constitutional
President—"The Constitutional Con
vention or this Territory is now in ses
sion in this Hall."
Chase— 4 4 Do you refuse to surrender
the possession of this Hall?"
President—" I do refuse."
M hereupon the pompous little Secre
tary slunk iroin the liull and rejoined
his ntuij below.
In a few minutes, however, the Dem
ocratic delegation, headed by the little
Secretary, came to the door and recou
noitered. Chase said : " It's no use, no
man can get possession of that chair."
One of their number also remarked:
•• Titey will not yield —it will bo useless
to make the attempt." Ex-Crov. (jfor
niaii. one of their number, stepped inside
tiie door and addressing tlie mob outside,
said: I move this Convention adjourn
to ttic Council Chamber," to which the
mob said " Aye, and followed their lead
er. There they played the farce of go
ing through with a permanent organiza
tion. The result will be that two Con
ventions will be held and along with ours
i O'ljiis constitution will be bruutrh bo
'i lie Republicans have done their duty
nobly, i hey, have shown t.he right met
tle in their composition. They were on
hand to prevent a clandestine organiza
tion by the Democrats as early as 12 o'-
clock on Saturday night, and after the
organization ot the Convention, remained
in the hull without an adjournment for
three days and two nights to prevent the
Ru leans irom stcalinj possession of the
hall, lint the Democrats do not expect
their course will be approved bv the peo
ple, or thai the Constitution they may
frame will be recognized by Congrosa.
Their only hope is that, now it is distinct
ly shown, by the late election, that the
new State wouid be a Republican one, by
giving a Democratic Congress some
grounds for an excuse, our admission in
to the Union would be refused until such
time as by trickery and stratagem, and
bv tiie help ot the Irish vote, which
the buildiug of our new railroads would
induce, they would stand a better chance
of carrying an election. They had, as
they supposed, the whole matter fixed,
up to tijoir satisfaction. Our Delegate
in Congress, Mr. M. Rice, knowing the
Southern part of the Territory to be
strongly Republican, had at the late Con
g-ess a bill introduced, authorizing us to
form a State Constitution, and dividing
our Territory by a North and South line.
This, they supposed, would give tbeui a
majority, though such a division would
be against the interests of the territory,
and contrary to the wishes of two thirds
ot her people. Our Legislature last
\\i inter memorialized Congress, by a vote
ot two to one, lhr a different or east and
west line, but the memorial was disre
This is the state of affairs among us at
present. \\ hat the tiual result will be is
yet to be shown, but it is the opinion ot