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VOLIDIE XI.-•NUMBER 32
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Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several
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• MARK GILLON,
t)/t - A BRI , a4. TAILOR, late from the City of
gagjapd. Shop opposite Court
Coudersport., Potter Co. Pa.
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% Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
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, uIJ DERSPORT HOTEL,
iLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner of
and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot-
:L 31 MILLS, Proprietor, Colesbnrg
r Co:, Pa., sevea miles north of Con
ga; ou the WPllaville Road. 9:44
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[Have we. or has there been, a poet'among
us? Or rather, has the poet of the Atlantic
_Vonthly been among the free, green hills of
" Little Potter?" Verily, we can almost hear
the roar of "Cora Linn," a charming water
fall in the very edge of our village, andMearly
within our " optic-scope as we reatt the fol
lowing description of it in the March number.
Has CAROLINE CIiFSEISP:O (the amiable author
ess who visited us last Summer) been writing
her notes o4t in verse? Ah. Nature thou
art indeed the mother of Romance rind vo
place on the broad tire of the. Earth' are thy
beauties more plenty than in ohr own Stately
forests and mounta in-sides—indenierlb• many
of "the forest's hidden treasures," thatlmight
call forth the poet's wonder.—En. JocaNLti..l
Down across the green and srnnc meadow,
Where the grass hangs thick with glistening
In the birch-wood's flickering I ightand shadow,
Where, between green leaves; the.suu shines
Plunging deeper in the wood's dark coolness,
Where the path grows rougher and more
Where the trees stand thick in leafy fulness,
And the moss lies green in shadows deep:
Harkl the wind amid the tree-tops rushing.
In a sudden gust along the hills !
No.—the leaves arc still.—'tis water gushing
From sonic hidden haunt of mountain rills.
Upward through the rugged pathway strug
Loud and louder ret the music grows;
Near•and nearer still, the water's, gurgling
Guides me where o'er moss-grown rocks it
Breathless, for its welcome coolness thirsting.
On I haste, led by the rushing sound,
Till upon my full sight sudden bursting,
Lo, the forest's hidden treasure found!
See the gathered waters madly leaping,
Plunging from the rocks in headlong chase.
Boiling, eddying, whirling , downward sweep-
All that meets them in their:foaming race!
From the broken waters riseth ever,
Fresh and cool,' a soft and cloud-like spray !
And where through the boughs slant Sunbeams
On the mist the sudden rainbows play
On a branch high o'er the torrent swinging
Sits a bird, with a joyful swelling throat;—
Only to the eye and heart he's singing;
Through the roar below I hear no note.
All the fores• seems r. 3 if enchanted,
Seems to lie hi wondrous stillnk,ss hound
Hushed its voices, silenced and supplanted,
Interwoven with this ceaseless sound.
Gazing on the whirl of waters meeting,
Dizzy with its rush, I stand and dream,
Till it almost seems my own heart's beating.
And no more the voice of mountain-stream
17.". "I" - SY oF C IPITAL. •• b', A. n
Min,. Kew .1" , ,r1; ; Ana'rhrr Ilittchimqn,
I' ll /W 1 4 10% 523 lir-ARbray.
The Forces of Free Labor.
Tiiti traveller who approaches our Capi
tal by any of its !rreat routes oft-tow
n , ed by thoSe Indus
:rr,. F r tat p e-,..nt the Free Ltibor
of t:.e E.. rr- Stme Ware-houses and
piers. crow ,e %%ith pr— inc.- and miles 0;
lumber, sug..2e-t- a tuigity expiteie of fer
tile western fi l.ts and !fie vast northern
‘vilderut ss. Tc.e ri , r,r banks, vocal with
the hum of machinery and illuminated at
night with the glow of furnaces, proclaim
that. here the myriad arms of nianufac
turim: toil are moulditor the crude' ele
:ltems of nature into forms of use and
beauty. The flitting cloud of vessels and
the stir of life along the docks declare the
presence of a euniMerce whose roots Ouch
tilt. shores of tar-off nations. and which.
shoots a fruit-h , .aring branch into every
street and lane .of our venerable towit.
And if he looks beyond this area of-..*tiv
' ity, mid studies the habits and ocaupn- 1 .
tions of the 115.000 inhabitants who' pet,-
ple this busy valley, he will not be sur
prised at the wealth, comforts and refine
went that have rewarded the toil ,of the
past two centuries; and lie will surei'v not
count that experiment of Free Lattor.a
failure, which has already made an accu
mulation of property equal to $5OO, for
every man, woman and child within the
range of the strongest eyrc looking from
the dome of the capitol, and reckons this
t , ain of money the least of a true civiliza
Concentrated within this lovely valley
are the six great agencies of our system
of Free Industry!' In the spring of the
year 1807, the first of these wonder-Work
ing forces might _be seen in the shape of
a strange craft, 100 feet by. 12, drawing
seven feet of water, creeping up thelnver
at the rate of five miles an hour, trailing
a dense cloud of smoke and sparksbear
ing twelve nassengers, whofor the sum of
$7 apiece bought the' renown of sailing
from New York on the fii.:•.t, dteartiboat,
The Clermont, under the pilotage of, Rob
ert Fulton. A strange expedition! was
that accounted by the good people Of - the
metropolis, not thirty of whom believed
the vessel would move a mile from the
wharf: one venerable man saying to fudge
Wilson as he emearked, "John will thee
risk (hy life in such a concern? . II tell
thee, she is the most fearful wild farl lir
iny, and thy ather ought to restrain dice!"
; S. D. KELLY
Debotea to tile ?.i•itleipi4s of Ihtie Dzit)ocile9, qqa DisseNirmtioit of NoNliip,.l:l;teNitti-e, ant) fetus.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, pA., THURSDAY, MARCH 24., 1859.
Could her heroic commander, as he stood
silent on deck.a.l= this craft did 'move, amid
the cheers of thousands of astonished
spectators,l, have been told that his little
steamship ; was to inaugurate the first of
the gigantic forces of our new Americzni
Industry, what a reward for long years or
neglect and unrequited toil,
In the Same year, 1803, that Fulton
and Livingston obtained ths exclusive
right of tMvigating the waters of N. Y.
with their new steamboat, Governeur Mor
ris stirred pp an; active enginesr to the
gigantic idea of connecting the Hudson
and the lakeS by a peat canal. Vern
slowly thil second agency of our natirmH
civilization loitered towards its realization.
Thirteen years 'passed before the final
mandate went forth, in 1816. from yonder.
capitol, that the Hudson should be mar
ried to Lake Champlain and Lake Erie;
and eight years were necessary to com
plete these magnificent works (1825 ), con
' cerning which the wildest rhapsodies - ut
Geddes, and Morris,. and Clinton, now
readlike the Most prosaic commonplace.
The year ( . 1826) following the comple
tion of the canals, was signalized by the
pasiage of the' first railroad cluirter in the
Legislature of New York, and four years
later (1830), the first train of cars rolling
from the Mohawk to the Hudson, signal
ized the birth of the third of these er
vants of the Republic. And what a
mighty poivei has that become. The Em
pire State is now veined by two thousand
seven hundred and forty-nine miles of .
railroads, which furnish one-tenth of all
our assessed valuation of real and personal.
estate, whOse employees number' one-four
teenth of Our entire population and one
thirty-sixth of our voters ; over which
seven hundred and fifty thousand tons
burdcn roll yearly - , and forty thousand
people ride every day. To each inhabi
tant of the State is due one hundred and
thirty-five jmiles of travel a year, with only
tbe ; remote risk of death to one passenger
in one million two hundred and sixty-two
thousand one hundred and sixty-five, or
one for every forty-seven millions one hun
dred and sixty-four thousand four hundred
and twenty-six miles of travel.
Contemporaneously with these has risen
into power. the wondrous energy of agri
cultural and manufaetu• ing machinery.
whereby the } roductive power of the Re
public is enlarged tenfold, and one wan,
marshalling an army of whee.s, and knives
and spindles, can cut his way thriugh
nature's rnost obstinate defences, and
stand victorious in wealth and power to
reach the largest manhood of the age.
Cresting our streets and ciu,d,ring um 1
derone N , 1 tehful eve in an office err R..,ad-
way, we b'ehold the fifth of tiles... :: : :eneies :
in the Telegraph, that magic cord which
weaves the peoPle of a State into one fami
ly,and ere long will tie the fancily in New;
,York to all the neighborhoods e f the,
round globe, that Christ may come and
wake all One by the higher unity ‘d Dive.
And finally, the child of all these
mighty forces, and the most spiritual
agency of Free Labor, is thePre-s—,
crowded With the daily told weekly result , '
of our toil. reachin ! , forth wit il such bands
as the steamship. canal, raiir, ad. ninvliiii--,
ery and teiegrziph, and lev:,ing tribute.
over the Whole world ; scattering 3.334, ;
940 copieS of its various issues perpetual-,
ly over the State ; now a reflection of what ,
is best and worst-in our popular life, but,
destined hereafter to rise into the not ler
form of ad omnipresent leader and propa-1
gandist of;the Republic that i, io be. 1
These represWitative results and fore, s ;
that cluster in the valley of the Capitol
City, are faint svinly is of the might v pow-'
1 - , - -
er of Labor that in 23z.s years has changedl
4000 square miles of wilderness into
the world's chief Republican State. Of'
her 26,000.900 acres, 13.000,000 alreadi
haVe yielded to cultivation, and sustain a
ni,pulatioli of 3.470,059, divided into 663.- i
C 124 fawilies, who in all the elements of a
Christian ':civilization, doubtless excel any I
I equal number of people concentrated un
der one gOvernment., We have all read!
of the gigantic armies led forth by great
commanders-in ancient and modern times
for the subju, ion of empires. But could '
the army of 7ree Laborers in this - liepub
lie, through me long, bright day of our'
northern.: summer, on one of our broad
western plains, defile in gigantic review
before out eyes, how poor would seem the
pomp and.pageantry of destructive war.
Let us:figure to ourselves this review
of our Industrial host. First would appear
_a triumphal ear, emblazoned with the rec
ords of the men and deeds, that make Our
history of 238 years, floated over by a ban
ner inscribed with the proud device of our
coinmonWealth—the rising sun and the
Now appears the foremost rank of tillers
of the earth—a host of 253,292 strong
men; with their wives and children, bear
ing theirimplements of conquest, follow
ed by a cloud of 7,000,000 domestic ani
mals and innumerable flying fowl; trail:
ing in gitat wagons, - tile varied produc
tions of the land. Upon their standards
' would be read no chronicles of bloody
fight,but; such victories as these : Value
- of New but:-such
lands, $1,107,272,715; 3,-
256.948 tons of hay ; 62,-44-9.,093 bushels
•,f 4 grain'; 17,127,338 bushels esculent
roots; 4,907,556 lbs. flax; 1,192,254 lbs!.
hops ; 13,068,830 bushels apples ; 9,231-
959 lbs. wool ; $2,400,000, value of poulr
try • 51,421,750 miscellaneous roots and
• ruits ; 20,905,861 gallons milk ; 90,293,-
..177 lbs. butter; 38,944,249 lbs. cheese;
4,935,8.15 lhs. sugar; 2,557,876 lbs. hon
ey ; 81,138.082, value of gardens;—glori
ous, beneficent conquest of nature for. the
,ustenance of man. , •
Now comes the second army of 214.80 P
Tree labo:ers in manufactures, not clad in
.rnorance and rags, but bearing the corn=
•,,rts. of home, and treading the earth with
!he bold step of men who know their po-1
's o: 4 r ion and rights in the State. To what
grander music could this host keep step
than the iron harmonies of Machinery that
ni ! rlit and day, from the Ocean to Nirara;
sim , the song. of man's coming deliverance
from slavery and want, and subjection tol
material things. Look at their banners
dashinc iii ['the sun, inscribed with their!
record : 5106,349.977, capital of mechani
cal. industry in New York ; raw material
employed, 8178,394.329 ; manufactured!
articles, 6317.686,685 ; 24,833 manufac
torms—or adorned with pictured repre,l
sentatives of the myriad forms of grace,
comfort and loveliness that issue from the I
workman's busy hand.
Next we behold the concentrated col
umn of 20,78 merchants, who are the
agents of the preceding host in transmit
ting the fruits of their labors to the ends
of le earth. Here are the humble trad
ers of the half-peopled wilderness, side by
side- with the merchant princes of the
city, all bound into a brotherhood of in
terest. and flanked by the professions that
depend upon their aid. What a gorgeous
Spectacle is this ! Wares -and. merchan
dise, the products of all climesthe beati
fy, and manners, and civilization of every
people—fleets-of ships sailing and steam
ing on their ensigns—the long line of the
freight car—the slow procession. of boars
moving through green fields—cities spring
ing from the earth as by the summons of
the enchanter, emblems of !aw, science,
charity, re!igion, endowed and fostered bY
au an-embracing Commerce. •
And not-far off, coming nearer as the
yems roll on. would Cluster the army of
lahorers on the highest soil of New York- 7.
tiro souls of her people. The teacher,
who receives the child from its mother;
the lawyer and legislator, who embalm the
people's idea of justice in a statute; the
editor, the lecturer and public speaker,
who stand at the ear of the masses ; the
author and the scholar, who appeal from
their ob-euritv of to-day to the the future
weed of fame : the artist, charmilig the
crowd by the vision of beauty; the preach
er, prophesying of righteousness and love
eternal :—all these, now too often account
ed the idlers in the held, shall one day be
known :es brother lalorers, toiling on the
, tithinits of the Spiritual life, towardst
which the slopes of this material .success
What a review were this—tne most i
powerful Republic marshalling, her arintes
o; Indus-try—and- bless God! all Free.
Men. Nowhere upon her broad and fair'
expanse does man toil in servitude to his
brother man ; aud, so help us, the Father ! ,
("fall, while the Oeean washes the wharves
ot 'Sew York, and 'the tiudsun flows to
the. sea. and the storms sing their anthems
up in the Adirond.ek, and the sun sets,
a golden glory beyond our western lakes
—lei no slave poliute . eur soil ! And the
day whose dawn small behold this glori
,us army, as one soul, lifting up its voice ,
betore Leaven, and registering an oath on
in behalf of man, shall not decline!
to its evening shades until it bears; borne
un the south wind, the sigh of our Na-i
tiun's barbarism, proclaiming that its sen-
of death has been uttered, and its
hour of abdication draws nigh.
Such is the spectacle presented by the,
Free Labor of New York in its material
aggregates and secondary forces. But ;
these lead us back to man, and while an
other class of teachers can best Instruct
the people on
. the details of political ecou,
owy and the arts of industrial success,
the most profound-questions to-the Chrisj
tian -philosopher will be: To that spirit=
ual end is all this? in what relation doe.
a Free industry stand to man's highest,
good? and .are we now on.the way to The
style of Labor, which is the fit expression
of that best Civilization founded_ on the
everlasting law of Love?
Labor is_ the point where the soul of
man touches the physical world ; and the
quality of work is the test of man's sup&
riority over nature and altitude in the
spiritual existence, Free Labor, in its
largest sense is the gauge of National Ads.
vuncement. Every nation, in ancient or
modern times, has been•truly great in pro
portion to the eman.cipalon of its work
ers— The historian, 'Niebuhr, dates the
real decline of Rome frbin the period when,
work ceased to be horiorable, and the labd
once tilled in small farms by her states
men and generals, was monopolized by,
rich men, and cultivated by hordes - of
slaves. Who - cannot read the whole de
generaay of Spain in the proud laziness
of her population, or the real grandeur of
England in the variety and growing free
. her 'mighty industry.? • Indeed,
the best state must_be that which offers
the broadest field for the develOpthent'of
the active energies of its citizens; which
is distinguished for the variety and Vigor
of its industrial professions; and where it
is easiest for every man to obtain the post
in which his peculiar genius may find
scope in creative toil..
Free labor is the test of national supe
riority—not so much on account of what
it produces, as for its results on the citi
zen. For only in such a condition Of af
fairs can man receive the true education
of all his powers, and use his circumstan
ces for the buildingbap of his manhood.
Hence although the quantity apd quality
,production is an evidence of a prosper
ens people, yet a more striking proof is
the effect of this work on the population
itself. Are the men and women. of a
state ennobled by then- occupation, and is
their daily business a school of C'heistian
citizenship? is the first question in this
investigation. For the to st astonishinc ,
works may doubtless be produced by the
sacrifice of man; and such labor is only
Compare the gigantic •monuments of
Eastern despotism with the achieyment
of our New. York industry. We can show
no pyramids, no labyrinths, no massive
cities, tombs and temples, which will chal
lenge the assaults of time. Blegs God,
we cannot, point to mighty piles of stone
and sculpture slowly raised be the bands
of bunduien, cemented by the blood and
tears of oppression : huge gravestones,
marking the spot where the noblest aspi
rations of humanity were buried, and gen
erations fell and wasted to please a des
pot's whim. But look at our monuments;
au Erie Canal, whose, projecting, eon
struction and use, has been the primary
!school of the free industry of our State;
l a system. of railroads, extemporized by the
spontaneous enterprise of a whole people,
groaning beneath the weight of free pro
ducts oc-the armies of emigrants fleeing
from oppression and poverty to comfort
land liberty; cities net built for a centu
ry's endurance, but such as a- new State,
using, every vital energy to the utmost,
;can throw together to shelter the fiti2Z-lies
and transact the business of a Republican
So is the glory of our free Northern in
dustry not found in its great material re
sults of agriculture, manufactures, com
merce; for doubtless our work is often
crude, and partakes: of the.rawness of a
continent coming out of the woods; but
in what man has learned and become in
producing it all, and the new powers and
opportunities ,or the best society he is I
daily acquiring in this magnificent school.
And the chief superiority of our system
of labor over that of other lands and other
districts ..f our continent is, that through!
it we are coming to that point where r 11;
industrial operations shall play into the]
hands of that highest ftirin of work, the
development of the best men. -
So the question of Free Labor is not!
--to be argued so much from its ecouomi
cal results, though here the argument is'
triumphant, as from its spiritual aspects
Every true sun of Adam will maintain
that the happiest word that ever greeted!
his ears was his command to leave an!
Eden of childish innocence for a wilder-1
ness of manly toil. Free Industry is for!
the elevation and education of the race.
All human experience has . demonstrated!
that the only way to greatness of any kind' ]
is the straight and narrow way of labor.]
knd'wh . en- man toils, in the exercise ofl
his great attribute of freedom, he is in 'the
way to gain his chief distinction. Crea
tion is the grandest attribute of
the point in which he approaches nearest
his Maker. To create new combinations
from the material universe; .by the disci
pline of free industry to discover the cre
ative laws of Omnipotence, and by obedi
ence to themto express his test concep
tions of existence; to impress himself on
the whole earth, and even fill theAnvisi
ble elements with the finer energy of his
victorious mind ; especially to create in
the realm of spirit; moulding human na
ture-into higher forms of individual and
social life, and by a far-reaching insight,
peopliog the realms of imagination with
new and glorious beings, which . bear the
seal of - reality and become the ideals of
the generations ; this is God-like; and
only through Free Labor can man ap
proach this throne of - his power, and rise
into the companionship of the creative
love of the Father of-all.
[CONCLUSION NEXT WEEK.]
A Plea for Romance.
[Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, in her a Min
ister's Wooing," which she is now contributing
to the'pages of the Atlantic Monthly. puts id
the following plea for the indispensableness of
Romance to the enjoyment of Life:--actual life.
We actee with' Madame Stowe in the position
she ha's 'taken, believing, as we do, that were
.Life deprived of it&romantic attributes it would
be entirely unenjoyable—for is not' Nature
herself thei foster-mother of Romance?—En.
b All prosaic, and all bitter, disenchant..
TERMS.--$1.25 PER ANNUM,
ed people talk as if poets and novelists
made romance. They do,—just as much
as craters make volcanoes,— no more.
What is romance ? whence comes it?
Plato spoke to the subject wisely, in his
quaint way, some tlio thousand years ago,
when lie said, IMan's soul, in a former
state, was winged and soared among the
gods; and so it comes to pass, that, in this
life, when the soul, by the power of music
or poetry, or the sight of beauty, hathlier
remembrance quickened, forthwith there
is a struggling and a pricking pain as of
wings trying to come forth,—even as chil-.
dren in teething.' And it an o'd heathen,
two thou Sand yearsl'ago, discoursed thus
gravely of the romantic part of our nature,
whence comes it that in Christian lands
we think in so pagdn a way of it, and turn
the whole care of to ballad-makers, ro
mancers, and operwsingers?
" Let us look uplin fear and reverence
and say, God is the great maker of ro
mance. 112, from Whose band came man
and woman,—ErE, Who strung the great
hasp of Existence with all its wild and
wonderful and manifold chords, and at
tuned them to one another,—HE isrthe
great Poet of life.r Every impulse of
beauty, of heroism; and every eriVing for
purer love, fairer perfection, nobler type
and style of being than that which closes
like a prison -house around us, in the dim,
daily walk of life, is God's breath, God's
impulse, God's reminder tote soul that
there is something higher, swee parer,
_be attained. l •
"Therefore, map or woman, when thy
ideal is shattered, , r —as shattered a thou
sand times it must be,—when the vision
fades,. the rapture burns out, turn not
away in skepticisni and bitterness, saying,
• There is nothing' ,
better for a man, than
that he should eati and drink,' but rather
cherish the reveltion of those hours as
prophecies add foreSbadowings of some
thi»g real and posSible, yet to be attained
in the manhood of immortality. The
scoffing spirit thatlthughs at romance is an
apple of the Bevil's own handinm- from
the bitter tree of knowledge,--it opens
the eyes only to see 'eternal nakedness,
" If ever you have had a romantic, un
calculating friendship,—a boundless wor
ship and belief in some hero of your soul,
—if ever you have so loved, - that all cold/
prudence, all selfish worldly considera ,
tions have gone down like drift-wood 1)e
-fore a river flooded with new rain from
heaven, so that you even forgot yourself,
and were ready to cast your whole/being
into the chasm of existence, as an offer
ing before the feet of another, and all for
nothing,—if you awoke bitterly betrayed'
and deceived, stiff give thank.s'to God that
you have had one glimpse of heaven. The
door now shut will open main. Rejoice
that the noblest cupability o b i' your eternal
inheritance has been made known to you;
treasure it, as the highest honor of your
being, that ever you,Oould so feel,—that
so divine a gueA eves possessed your soul.
" By such experiences are we taught
the pathos, theoereduess of life; and if
we use them wisely, our eyes will ever
after be anointed to see what poems, what
ronianees,svhat suhlime tragedies he armed'
us in the daily walk of life, written not
with ink, but in fleshly tables of the heart.'
The dullest street of the most prosaic town
has matter in it !for mere smiles, more
tears, Anore intense excitement, than ever
were written in story orsung• in poem ;
the reality is there, 'of which the romancer
is the second-hand recorder.
" SO mach of a plea vi'e put in boldly,
because we foresee grave heads begin to
shake over our history, and doubts rising
in reverend and discreet minds whether
this history is goibo• r to prove anything but
la love-story, after ail
~, I .
APHORISM BY THE ;YROFESSOIL—In'
order .ti know whether a human being is
young or old, offer it food of different
kinds at short intervals. ; If young ' it will
eat anything at any honr of the day or
night. If old; it observes stated periods,
and you might as well attempt to regUlate
the time of h;g,hilvdter to suit a fishing.
party as to change these periods.
The crucial experiment is this. Offer
a bulky and boggy bun to the suspected
individual just ten minutes before dinner
If this is eagerly accepted and devoured,
the _factof youth is established. If the=
subject of the questionc!changes color and
surprise and incredulity, as if
you could not possibly be in earnest, the
fact of maturity is no leas clear.—Adantic
stir To make a patriot, all that is want
ed is a pair of eircamstances,--a wife and
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