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JOHN S. MANN,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several]
Courts iu Potter and M'Kean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
prompt attention. Ofiiee on Main St., oppo
site the Court House. 10:1
V. W. KNOX, ~
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will
regularly attend the Courts iu Potter and
he adjoining Counties. 10:1
_ AllTliUlT~G. OLMSTED,
ATTORNEY k COUNSELLOR AT LAW. |
Coudersport. Pa., will attend to all business
entrusted to his care, with promptnes and
fidelity. Ofiiee in Temperance Biock, sec- '
ood Hour, Alain St. 10:1
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Coudersport, Pa., will
attend to all business entrusted to htm, with
care aud promptness. Oiliee corner of West j
and Third sts. 10:1
L P. WILLISTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Wellsboro', Tioga Co.,'
Pa., will attend the Courts in Potter and
M'Kean Counties. 9:13
A. V. CONE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Wellsboro', Tioga Co , j
Pa., will regularly attend the Courts <1
Potter County. 9:13
R. w7 BENTON,
SURVEYOR AND CONVEYANCER, Ray-
Aloud P. 0..
will attend to all business iu his line, with
rre and dispatch. 9:33
W. K. KING,
SURVEYOR, DRAFTSMAN AND CONVEY
ANCER. Siuethport, Al'Kean Co., Pu.. will
attend to business for non-resident land
holders, upon reasonable terms. Referen- |
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O. T. ELLISON,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN. Coudersport, Pa., i
respectfully informs the citizens of the vil
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C. *. JON KB. LKWI3 MINN - . A. F. JUNKS.
JONES, MANN A JONES,
DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, CROCKERY,]
Hardware, Roots & Shoes, Groceries and
Provisions, Main St., Coudersport, Pa.
COLLINS SMITH. t. X. JONES.
SMITH & JONES,
DEALERS IX DRUGS. MEDICINES. PAINTS.
Oils, fancy Al tiejes. Stationery, Dry Goods.
Groceries, Ac., Main St., Coudersport, Pa.
jx E. OtMSTKD,
DEALER IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, Ac., Main St.,
Coudersport, Pa. 10:1
M W. MANN,
dealer IN BOOKS a STATIONERY, MAG
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J5. lv. HARRINGTON,"
yBWELLp.R. Coudersport, Pa., having engag
ed a window in Schooniaker k Jackson s
Store v.ill cajry on the Watch and Jewelry
business there. A line assortment of Jew
elry constantly on hand. Watches and
.Jewelry carefully repaired, in the best style,
the shortest notice—all work warranted.
~HEN RY J. OLMSTED,
(nCC'CSasOit TO JAMFS W. SMITH,)
DEALER IN STQVES, TIN & SHEET IRON
WARE, Main St., nearly opposite the Court
House, Coudbfspart, Rv Tin and Sheet
Iron Ware made tc grder, ip good style, on
xUort notice. 10.1
~COURERSPOUT HOTEL,' ~
D. F. GLASSMIRE, Proprietar, Cprper pf
.Main and Second Streets, Couaempprt. Pot
ter Co., Pa. 9:44
~ ALLEGAN Y~ HOUSE,
M. MILLS, Proprietor. Colesburg,
Patter Co ~ Pa., seven miles north of Cou
dersport,, the W r cllevi7l Road. W44
i-flrctrti J (if try.
'To that day nor peace belongs nor comfort:
( The very cat from the wet kitchen scared,
\ isits the parlor, an unwonted guest.
) And should the skies pour down, ad'eu to all
> Remains of quiet; then expect to hear
Of sad disasters, dirt and gravel stains
j Hard to efface—and loaded lines at once
. Snapped short, or linen horse by dog thrown
And all the petty miseries of life.
Saints have been calm upon the rack,
, And Gautimozin smiled ou burning coals ;
' But never yet did housewife notable
| Greet with a smile a rainy washing-day.
, But grant the welkin fair, require not thou
i| V* ho callest thyself perchance the master
; Or steady swept, or nicely dusted coat,
Or usual tendance ; ask not indiscreet
i hy stockings mended, tho' the yawning rents
Gape wide as Erebus; nor hope to find
Some snug recess impervious; should'st thou
The custom'd garden-walks, thine eye shall
The budding fragrance of thy tender shrubs.
Myrtle or rose—all crushed beneath the weight
Of coarse checked apron, with impatient haste
Twichcd off. when showers impend, or cross
Shall mar thy musings, as thp wet cold sheet
Flaps in thy face abrupt." MRS. BOSBACLD.
A Day in Petticoats.
BY A MODEST MAN.
i ... . |
'I couldn't think of such a thing.'
'But you must. My happiness de
pends on it. Here, put on the thingum
bobs. and the what's his name.'
And my friend, Bob Styles, held up
before my hesitant gaze a suit of femi
His idea was that I should personate
j his lady-love for one day, to prevent any
body from suspecting the truth—namely, r
that she had joined him iu a runaway 1
marriage party until it should be too late
for interference; that is, uutil the minis- 1
ter should have tied the knot between
them, that nothing but a special graut of
the Legislature could untie.
This scheme was not actually so ab
surd as it appeared at first sight. Mag
gie Lee was a tall, queenly woman, with
an almost masculine air: and at that
time I had a very slight form—almost
effeminate, so that in fact, there was re
ally but very little difference in that
point. Then I had light hair, tolerably
long, and a fresh complexion. I'art my
hair in the middle, and put a bonnet ou
my head, and few persons would have
suspected but what 1 was really one of
the softer sex. These accessories also
gave me quite a decided resemblance to
Maggie Lee, especially, as in this case,
the disguise was her own.
Then the day chosen for the runaway
match was an auspicious one. Maggie's j
father was to drive her to D , a
small village near where she lived, and
there she'was to join a sailing party down
the D river, to flic grove three
miles below, from which the party was to
return in the evening in carriages.
Our plan was, 1 should be in waiting
in the village, and should go on the boat
with the sailing party, while Magirie, af
ter leaving her father, should slip off with
Bob Styles across the country.
At last I got dressed, and presented
myself before Maggie Lee, blushing a
great deal, I believe, feeling very much
pinched about the waist, and with an
uncomfortable consciousness that my —
my—shirt sleeves were too short, or want
Everything fiuished in the way of toi
let, Bob Styles took me in his light wag
on, drove me over to D by a se
cluded route, and left me at the hotel
where the sailing party was to assemble.
, Several of the pieknickers were already!
there, aud they greeted my cavalier cor
dially, (ever} body knew Bob Styles,)
asking if he was g°h>g witli them, etc. —
lie told them he was not.
'Pressing business engagements, you
know, and all that sort of thing. Hc-uc
ed sorry I can't go, though. I just had
time to briug Miss Lee over, and now 1
am oft. Mr. Bimby, this is Miss Lee,'
• and he rattled off a long string of brief
t introductions which convinced me that
t but few of the company were acquainted
1 with the young lady whom 1 was person
ating —a very fortunate thing for the
preservation of my disguise,
f Mr. Biutby, a tall legal looking man,
. with a hook uose, and eye glass, and huf
fy h'jir, seemed to be prepuisesscd with
my person die, and 1 overheard him
whisper to Bob Styles as he went out:
M 'Niee looking girl, that Misa Lee.'
i 'Yes,' answered Bob, with a mischiev-
(J.ivtfet io 1l)e of True ppO tb* of JLiwqf yri nnO i(cb)s.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1857.
ous glance at me, 'she is a nice girl
though a little go-ahead sometimes.
'Keep a little look out on her, wil
you V Then lowering his voice, 'not :
bad match for you, old fellow : she i;
| 'ls she?" said Mr. Bimby, his interesi
'Ou my honor/ replied Bub. 'Fort\
: thousand dollars in her own right. Day
| day,' and he was gone.
Maggie Lee, artful creature that slit
was, had told her father that the sailing
j party was to assemble at another hotel
| and thither he had taken her. Having
business in D , he left her there
.merely saying that he would send tht
| carriage for her at 11 o'clock. She, like
a dutiful daughter, kissed him, bid him
* good bye, and before lie had gone a hun
dred rods, took a seat in Bob Styles
light wagou which had driven up to" the
back door, as old Lee's carriage drove
away from the front, and the old story ol
head strong love and prejudiced age was
enacted over again.
i As for us of the picnic excursion, we
had a delightful sail dowu to the grove,
but somehow I could uot enjoy it so
much as I ought to have done. When I
walked on board the boat, I felt awk
ward, as if everybody was looking at me.
I fouud Mr. Bimby, as I had expected,
a young and rising lawyer, might}' in
Blaekstone and his own opinion. He in
sisted on paying for my ticket, (the boat
was a regular excursion packet,) and pur
! chasing enough pears, oranges, and can
dies to set up a street stand. Four or
j five times I was ou the point of swearing
at his impudent officiousness, but bit my
tongue just in time to prevent the expos
,ure. But it was not with him that I
found my role the hardest to plav.
j 1 J
No; the young ladies were the difficult
ones to deceive. For instance, there was
one among them, a beautiful girl of sev
enteen, just returned from boarding
school, who had not seen Maggie for
three years. Of course, she was delight
ed to see me, when she found out that I
was Maggie, which, by the way, did not
occur until after we had started. She
threw herself into my arms, pulled my
veil aside, and kissed me half a dozen
times, in a manner that made mv finger
ends tingle for half an hour. It was all
very nice; but if I had been in propria
per.ona, I would have liked it better.-
As it was, I felt as if I were 'obtaining
goods under false pretences,' and that
lawyer Bimby might issue a warrant for
my arrest ou that ground at any momeut.
A whole knot of crinoline then sur
rounded me, on the upper deck of tiie
bout, to the utter exclusion and conse
quent disgust of Mr. Bimby and the oth
er gentlemen. I kept very quiet, only
speaking monosyllables, in a falsetto voice;
hut the others,—Lord bless you ! how
they gabbled ! Under a strict promise of
secrecy, the little hoarding school maid
en, who had kissed me so affectionately,
revealed all her love affairs, and also be-
came unpleasantly confidential about oth
I was terribly embarrassed, but it
would not do to give up then. As soon
as my trick should become known, Bob
Styles' trick would also come out, and as
news of that kind travels fast in the coun
try, he aud his lady love would be tele
graphed and followed before they could
reach Philadelphia, where the Styles fam-j
ily lived, and where the knot was to be
The river breeze was very fresh where
we sat, and I noticed that several of the j
ladies were glancing uneasily at me. I;
could'nt divine tlie reason, until Jennie,
my little friend from boarding school,
laid her face dangerously close to mine,
and whispered: 'My dear Maggie, your
dress is blowing up terribly high —your
ankles will be town talk with the gentle- j
Nor was 1 unconscious'of having a very
small foot for a man, and had donned a
pair of open work stockings which came
up nearly to my waist, with a pair of gai
ters borrowed from the servant girl, in all
of which toggery my 'running gear' look
ed quite feminine aud respectable; but
the idea of the geatleruen talking of MY .
ankles, and bcintr cautioned by a young
girl, who would have been frightened to
death if I had told her the same thing
yesterday, was too much for me. I burst
into a sort of strangulated laugh, which 1
could ouly check by swallowing half of
my little fillagree luoed edged handker
chief. The young ladies all looked at
ine, in apparent astonishment at such a
voice, and I wanted to laugli all the
more. Fortunately Mr. Bimby came to
my rescue at the moment, and edged hirn
! self in among the crinoline.
'May I sit here?' he asked, pointing to
a low stool near me.
'Certainly/ 1 simpered, in my high
'Ab, thank you/ said Bimby, with a
lackadaisical air which nauseated me, as
looming from one man to another, 'you
( are as kind as you are facinating,
'You flatter mc V
1, 'I ? No, indeed ; praise of you can
not be flattery. Miss l^e.'
11; 'Oh, sir, really, you are a very naughty
a man,' I said, in the most feminine toue 1
is could command.
He cast a languishing glance at me
it through the black lace veil, and I fairly
[began to tear for his 'feelings.'
yj We soon arrived at the grove, and
r, found our band—engaged before hand—
waiting us. Of course, dancing was the
e first amusement, aud lawyer Biuiby led
gme out for a sehottische ft was hard.
I,|at first, for me to take the lady's part in
g my dance, but I soon got accustomed to
?, it. When a waltz was proposed, I re
e solved to have a little amusement at the
e expense of the unfortunate Bimby.
11 I had first made him properly jealous,
l * by dancing with two other fellows, one
! ot whom 1 knew, in my own character,
- but who never suspected me as Matrtrie
k. Lee. This young man, who was a great
woman killer—a sort of devil-may-care
s rascal, who made the ladies ruu after him,
by his alternate wrath of action and cool
' uess ot protestation—l selected to 'play
• off' against my legal admirer. I allowed
him to hold mc very closely, and occa
i : sionly looked at him with a half faseina
", ting expression. W hen we stopped danc
• ing lie led me to my seat, keeping his
.'arm about my waist, and I permitted it.
1 Having thus stirred Bimby up to
"jfeats of wrathful valor, I asked oue of,
1 the gentlemen to direct the musicians to
" I play a waltz. Bimby came up itnmedi-!
1 'Ahem—a Miss Lee, shall I—a have
vthe honor of —a —trying a waltz with
• 1 you ?'
" ■ I smiled a gracious acquiescence, and
| we commenced.
Now, I am an old stager at waltzing I
t can keep it up longer than any non-pro
-5 fessional dancer, male or female, whom I
- j ever met. As long as the Cachucha or
' Schonnebrunncn riug in my ears, I can
r go on, if it is for a year.
Not so, Bimby. He plead want of
I practice, and acknowledged that he soon
( got dizzy.
a i 'Aha, old boy/ thought I, "I'll give
> ! you a turn then I'
I I But I only smiled, and said that I
i" should probably get tired first.
1 'Oh yes !he exclaimed, 'of course I
r can waltz as long as any one lady, but not
- much more.'
r For the first three minutes my cavalier
t did well He went smoothly and evenly, j
r but at the expiration of that time, he be
• gan to grow warm. Five minutes elapsed, 1
.land Biuiby's breath came harder and!
> harder. On we went, however, and I
. scorned to notice his slackening up at
. every round, when we passed my seat. I
: After some ten or twelve minutes, the
; wretched man gasped out betweeu his
f | ' Ah, are you not a—get —getting tired ?
'Oh, no !' I burst forth, as coolly as if
,j we were riding rouud the room —•' Oh, no,
- I feel as if I could waltz all night.'
The look of despair that he gave was
terrible to see.
I was bound to see him through, how
ever, and we kept at it. Bimby staggered,
and made wild steps in all directions. His
shirt collar wilted, his eyes protruded, his
jaw hung down; and, altogether, I saw he
could not hold up much longer.
' This is delightful,' 1 said composedly
' and you -Mr. Bimby, waltz so easily !'
' l'uff —puff —ah—puff —yes —oh
'Don't you think it ousht to go a little
He rolled his eyes heavenward in agony.
'Ah, puff—puff —L don't —ah—pull'
So, when we neared the musicians I
said, 'faster, if you please—faster!' and
they played a la whirlwind.
Poor Bimby threw his feet about like
a fast pacer, and revolved after the mau
ner of a teetotum which was nearly run
down. At last he staggered a step hack
wards, and spinning cxcentrically away
from me, pitched headlong into the midst
of a small bevy of ladies in a corner. I
turned around coolly, and walked to my
! >eat, and sent the young woman killer for
a glass of ice water.
The miserable lawyer recovered his sen
ses just iu time to see me thank his rival
for the water.
I got some idea from this, of the fun
young ladies find iu tormenting us poor
devils of the other sex.
At this junction, before Mr. Bimby had
time to apologize for his accident, little
Jennie curae running into the pavillion
which served as a ball room. As see came
near, I perceived that her hands were
clinched tightly in her dress, and 1 posi
tively shuddered, as she whispered to me :
; 'Oh, Maggie! come aud help me fix my
skirts—they are all coming down !'
What should Ido ? I was iu agony.
A cold prespiration broke out upon my
forehead. I wished myself a thousand
miles away, and anathematized Bob Styles
1 masquerading project inwardly, with fear
! l'lil maledictions.
I said I was tired out—could not some
body else go ?
No, nothing would do, but I must ac
company her to the house of a gentleman
who owned the grove, and assist to arrange
So I went.
1 felt as if an apoplectic fit would be a
fortunate occurrence for tue just then.
However, I nerved myself up for the
task, and accompanied Jennie to the house
designated. An old lady showed us into
her chamber, aud Jennie, heaving a sigh
of relief let go her dress. As she did so,
a —petticoat fell to the floor. She was
about to proceed, but I alarmed her bv a
sudden and vehement gesture.
'Stop! I cried frantically, and forget
ting my falsetto; stop! dou't —don't un
dress, for God's sake!'
She opened her great brown eyes to
their widest extent.
'And why not V
'Because I am—l am—a —can vou
keep a secret V
' Yes yes, how frightened you look !
Why what is the matter —Mageie—vou
—why—oh ! oh !! oh !!!'
' Hush, no noise, or lam lost !' I ex
claimed, putting my hand over her mouth.
• I swear I mean no harm; if I had I
would not have stopped you. Don't you
She was all of a tremble, poor little
thing; but she saw the force of my argu
•Oh, sir. she said, 'I see you are a man ;
but what does it all mean '( Why do you
dress so ?'
I told her the story as briefly as possi-1
ble, and exacted from her a promise of
the most sacred secrecy.
I then went outside the door, and wait- !
]ed till she had arranged her dress, when
she called mc in again. She had heard
of rue from Maggie and others, and want
ed to hear all the particulars; so I sat j
down by her, and we had a long talk/
which ended in mutual feeliugs of friend
liness and old acquaintanceship, quite!
wonderful for people meeting the first
time. Just as we started to go back to
the pa-villion, I said that I must relieve
my mind of one more burden.
' And what is that ?' she asked.
' Those kisses. You thought I was
Maggie Lee, or you would not hav# given
them. They were very sweet, but 1 sup
pose I must give them back.' And I did. \
She blushed a good deal, but she didn't
resist, only when L got through, she glanc
ed up timidly, and said :
' I think you are real naughty anyhow.'
When we returned, I found lawyer
Bimby quite recovered from his dizziness,!
and all hands ready for supper, which was
served in the ball room. X sat between
Bimby and Jennie, and made love to both
of them in turn to one as Maggie Lee, and \
the other as myself. After supper, at
which I astonished several by eating rather
more heartily than young ladies generally
do, we had more dancing, and 1 hinted
pretty strongly to Mr. Bimby that I should
like to try another waltz with him. He
did'nt take the hint.
Finding it rather dry amusement to
dance with my own sex, I soon abandoned
that pleasure, and persuaded Jennie to
stroll off into the moonlight with me. We j
found the grove a charming place, full of,
picturesque little corners aud rurtic scats,
and great grey rocks leaning out over the,
river. Ou one of these latter, a little
bench was placed, in a nook sheltered,
from the wind, and from light.
Here we sat down, in the full flood of i
the moonlight, and having just had din
ner, I felt wonderfully in need of a cigar.'
Accordingly I went back to a little stand
near the ball room, and purchased several
of the wondering woman who sold refresh- j
meats. Then returning to the sent by
the rocks, I gave up ail cares or fears for
my incognito , and revelled in the pleasure
of solitude, the fragrance of my cigar, the I
moonlight, and little Jennie's presence.
llow long we sat there heaven onlv
knows. We talked and laughed, aud
looked in each others eyes, and told for
tunes, and performed all the nonsensical
operations common among young people
just falling in love with each other, and
might remained there until this month of.
i September, in this year of our Lord eight
een hundred aud fifty seven, for aught Ii
know, had not the carriage been sent to i
convey us home, and the rest of tho com-1
pany began to wonder where we were.
This wonder begot questions, the ques
tions fears, and the fears a search, headed
by the valiant Bitriby. They called and
looked and listened, but our position down
in the sheltered nook among the rocks,
prevented them from hearing us or we
1 At length thay hit upon our path, and
j all came along single tile, until they got to
the open space above.
They saw u sight.
I was spread out in a free and easy po
sition. my bonnet taken off. and my hair
somewhat towzzled up. One foot rested
on the ground, and the other ou a rock
about level with mv head —regardless of
j ankles this time—aud there I sat. puffing
1 FOUR CENTP.
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'away in a very uuladylike style, at a high
! flavored Concha.
Jennie was sitting close beside me with
her head almost on my shoulder, and her
waist almost encircled by my arm. Jut
as the party came along above us. I laugh
ed out in a loud masculine voice:
•Just think of poor what's bis name—
Bimby I Suppose he knew that he had
been making love to a man V
'Hush I" cried Jennie. Look, there lie
is—and, oh, gracious ! there is the whole
Yes, we were fairly caught. It was no
use tor me to clap on my bonnet, and as
suiue falsetto again—they had all seen too
much for that. Besides, by this time.
Bob Styles and Maggie Lee were doubt
less 'one flesh,' and disguise was of no
I further importance, so I owned up aud
told the story.
Lawyer Bimby was in a rage. He
vowed to kill uie, and even squared off,
but the rest of the party laughed at him
so unmercifully, and suggested that we
should waltz it out together, that he finally
cooled down and <lunk away, to take some
private conveyance back to 0
Bob Styles and I are living in a large
double house together. lie often sav*
that he owes his wife to my masquerading,
but he doesn't feel under any obligations
to me, for I owe my wife to the same thing.
N. B. —My wife's name is Jennie.
Tilings Wise and Oilier-wise.
WHAT kind of a doctor would a duck
make ? A quack doctor.
A MAN'S true wealth hereafter is the
good he does iu this world to his fellow
TAKE all sorrow out of life, and you
take away all richness and depth of ten
derness. Sorrow is a furnace that melts
selfish hearts together in love.
IT is stated that the ukase abolishing
serfdom in Russia will be published on
the 17th day of December, the birthday
of the late Emperor Nicholas.
IT is calculated that the clergy cost the
United States £12,000,000 annually; the
criminals, §40,000,000 : the lawyers 870,-
000,000, and liquors 8200,000,000.
Private letters from St. Petersburg
state that the fiuancial crisis had been
severely felt there—that silver coin was
excessively scarce, and that the price of
everything but meat was extortionate.
Syracuse Courier says: "Hereafter, it
is understood, all locomotives built for tho
Hudson Hiver and Camden and Amboy
railroads will be coal-burners."
MANY of the brightest virtues are like
stars —there must be night, or they can
not shine. Without suffering there could
be no fortitude, no patience, uo compas
sion, no sympathy.
A good old Quaker lady, after listening
to the extravagant yarns of a storekeeper
as long as her patience would allow, said
to him, " Friend, what a pity it is usiato
lie, when it seems so necessary to thy
THE average attendance at the church
of Henry Ward Beecher is three thou
sand persons. In order to accommodate
the multitude that throng to hear him,
the New York limes says, "it has been
determined to till the aisles of the church
with folding irou chairs, which will be
placed in two row-, and at the close of ser
, vice be folded back against the ends of
; the pews."
THE marriage of Bayard Taylor, in
Gotha, Saxony, to Miss Hansen, ot'Gotha;
took place on Oct. 27th. Mr. Taylor
passes the winter with his bride at Mos
cow. where she has relatives residing.
He is to come back to America next, au
tumn. and Willis announces that he has
"already written to him to claim for Idle
wild the honeymoon of his return."
COL. BENTON ON THE BANKS. —The
Hon. Thomas H. Benton is out in a long
letter in the National Intelligencer , on
what used to be his favorite subjects,
Banks and the Currency, and advocates
••a stamp duty 011 paper currency, and a
bankrnpt law against bankrupt banks/'
He concludes as follows :
"There is not a monarch in Europe who
would treat his subjects, or suffer them
to he treated, as the people of the United
States are treated by the buse part of their
own banks, and the indulgent Legislatures
which legalize their violations of law,
promises, and contracts. The issue of
currency, and its regulation, is an attrib:
ute of sovereignty, and every where is ex
ercised by the sovereign power, except iu
the United States. Here, also, it was
intended to be an attribute of sovereignty,
and was placed in the hands of Congress,
and limited to the issue of gold and silver,
and the regulation of its value. For our
present Government was formed by bard
j money men, who had seen and felt the
disastrous and demoralizing effect of pa
per mouey, and were anxious to save their
posterity from such calamities as they had
suffered. They did their part to save us.
Shall we bo false to ourselves and to
; them ?"