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VOLUME -IL-NUZBER 47.
:1 .POTTER . JOURNAL I .
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SAMUEL M. MILLS, Proprietor, Colosburg
• Pul l er Co., Pa., -seven miles north of COll
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FATHER'S GROWING OLD,',TOM.
DT, J. Q. A. WOOD. . -
Ott Vatherfi growing old, John r .
- His eyes are growing dim,
And years are on his shoulders laid,
A heavy weight for him.
'And you and .1 are young and hide.,
And each a stalwart man,_
And we must make his loa as light
And easy as we can.
He used to take the brunt, John
At cradle and the . plow,
And earned our porridge by the sweat
That trickled down his brow ; -
Yet never heard we him complain,
iThate'er his toil might be, •
Nor wanted e'er a welcome seat
Upon his solid knee.
And when our boy-strength came, Tohn I
And sturdy grew eaeb
He brought us to the yellow field,
To share the toil with him;
nut he went foremost in the swath,
' Tossing aside the grain,
Jnst like the plow that heaves the soil,
Or ships that sheer the main.
'gem we mast lead the van, John I
Through weather foul and fair, -
And let the old man rehd and doze,
"And tilt his easy chair;
And he'll not mind it, ,lohn, you know,
At eve to tell ea o'er
Those brave old days of British times,
Our Grandsires and the War.
I beard you speak of Ma'am, John
'Tis gospel what you say,
That caring for the like of us,
Has turned her head so gray!
Yet, John, I do remember well
When neighbors called her vain,
And when her heir was long and like
A gleaming sheaf of grain.
Her lips were cherry red, John,
Her cheeks were round and fair,
And like a ripened peach they swelled
Against ber wavy hair;
Her. step fell lightly as the leaf
From off the summer tree,
And all day busy at the wheel
She sang to you and me..
She had a buxom arm, John!
That wielded well the rod,
Wheneer with willful•steps our feet
The path forbidden trod;
But to rue
_heaven of her eye
We never looked in vain,
And ever more our yielding cry
Brought down her tears like, rain.
But that is long agone, John!.
And we are what we are,
And little heed we, day by day,
• Her fading cheek add hair. -
And when beneath her faithful breast
The tides no longer stir,
'Tis then, John, we most shall feel
We had no friend like her I
Sure there can be no hirM, John!
Thus speaking softly b'er
The blessed names of those, ere long
Shall welcome us no more.
Nay I hide it not,for why shouldst thou
An honest tear disown ? ,
Thy heart one day will lighter be
Remembering it has flown.
Yes,Father's growing old, John,
His eyes are getting.dim,
And Mother's treading •Joftl;y down •
The dies descent with him.
But you and I are young and hale,
And each a stalwart man,
And we must make theirpaths as smooth
. And level as we can.
From the Chickasaw and Choctaw Herald.
Au Old Story In a New Dress.
A very long time ago, in the western
part of England there lived an aged couple
whose times had passed away, since early
youth, in`the every day round of farm life,
who had never been known to have Or
least ill feeling towards each other since
the time when the good old parson Heriot
had united them in the holy bonds of wed
lock, twenty-five years before. So well
was the fact of their conjugal happiness
known that they were spoken of, far and
near, as the happiest pair known. Now,
the Devil (excuse the abrupt mention of
his name,) had been trying for twenty
years to create what is so commonly called
a fuss in the family," between these old
companions. But much to his mortifica
tion, he had pot been able to induce the
old gentleman to grumble about breakfast
being late' once, or the old lady :to give. a
single curtain lecture.. After repeated
efforts, the Devil became discouraged, and
bad he.not been a person of great deter
mination he would doubtless have given
up the work in despair. One day as he
I walked along in a - Very Surly mood, after
another attempt to' get the old lady to
quarrel about the pigs getting into the
yard, he met an'old woman, a near neigh
bor of the 'aged couple. As Mr. Devil
and the neighbor were 'very ,particular
friends, they- must needs stop and chat a
E. A. JOSEB
B. D. KELLT
"Good morning, sir," said she, " and
pray what - on - earth makes you lbok so bad
ly thiA beatltiNi.morning, isn't the con
troversy between the churohes doing good
In% 10tivon W. making plenty of
bad whiskey r
eb,at4f. ) - f°‘• ii):e. il'illeiPies,of Ihie : Igilqo : q.6p,. - 00. file Dis - seii)4loCo4 of foOtt-j:.':,pleiot*e-.40.1u0D5;
BY * P. E. PINEY.
t , I'll tell it as 'twas told to me."
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY,' PA,, THURSDAY, JULY 14, -1859
tl Wel!, what is the matter, my - highly
"..Everything else is going„ on well
enough," replied - the Devil, " but," and
here he looked as sour as . a monkey in a
erab apple tree, " old 'Minion?, " and his
wife, over here, 'are Injuring the cause
terribly, by their bad example, . and after
trying for years to induce them to bo bet
ter, I must say I consider them hopeleis." .
The'old hag stood for aMoment in deep
thought. - -
Are you sure that yon have tried every
way ?" she asked.
" Every one -I can 'think or -
" Are'you certain ?"
" Well," replied she, '• if: you will prom-
ise to Make me a 'present of a new-pair of
shoes, iu case I succeed, I-Trill make the
attempt myself and see if I can't raise a
quarrel between them."
To this reasonable request the Devil
gladly assented. The old hag went her
way to neighbor Blueford's house and
found old. Mrs. , Blueford very busily . en
gaged in getting , things ready for her hus
band's comfort •on his return from the
work. After the usual compliments had
passed, the following dialogue took place :
Well, friend 8., you and Mr. 8. - have
lived a long time together" -
'" Five and twenty years come nest No-
"And in all this time you have never
bad a quarrel."
" I am truly glad to hear it, continued
the him, " I consider it my duty to warn
you, though this is the case you must not
expect it to last always. Have you not
observed that of late Mr. B. has grown
peevish and sullen at times ?"
" A very little so," observed Mrs; Blue
"I know it," continued the hag, ".and
let we warn you in time to be on your
Mrs. 13.. did think she had.better do so,
and asked advice as to how she ought to
manage the case.
." Have you not noticed," said the hag
"that your husband has a bunch of long
coarse, gray hair growing on a mole under
his chin, on the the right side of his
" These are . the cause of the trouble,
and as long as they rewaio you had bet
ter look out. - Now as a friend, I would
advise you to cut them off the first time
youget a chance and thus end the trouble."
" If you say so, I will," replied , the old
Soon after this the hag started for home.
-and made it convenient to meet Mr. 8.,
on the way. Much the same - talk in re
lation to his domestic happiness, passed
between him and the old hag.
"But, friend B." said she. "I think it
my duty as a Christian, to warn you to be
on your guard, for I tell you that your
wife intends your ruin."
Old Mr. Was - very much astonished,
yet he could not wholly discredit her
words. When he reached home he'threw
himself on his bed in great perplexity,
and feigning sleep studied over the mat
ter in his own mind. Ms wife, thinking
as a good Opportupity for cutting off the
obnoxious hair took her husband's razor
and crept softly to his side. Now the old
lady, was very much frightened at holding
a razor so close to her husband's • neck,
and her hand was not steady as tt,was
once; so between the two she went, to work
very awkwardly and pulled the- hairs in
stead of cutting them off. Dlr. Blueforct
opened his eyes, and there stood his wife
with a razor at his throat. After 'what
had been told him, and 'seeing this, he
could not *doubt that she intended to mur
der him. He sprang ,from the bed in hor
ror, and no explanation or entreaty , could
convince htni to the contrary.
that time forth there was no more peace
for that house. It 'was jaw;Jaiv, . quarrel
and wrangling all•the time. ' •
With delight the Devil heard, of the
success of his faithful emissary, and sent
her word that if she would meet him at
the end of the lawn at a certain time he
would pay her the shoes.
At the appointed time, she repaired to
the spot and found the Devil at the place.
He put the shoes on the end of a very
long pole and standing on. the opposite
side of the fence handed them over to her.
She was very much -pleased- with them,
they were exactly the article.
"But there wig oue thing, Mr. Devil,
that I would like to have explained; that
is, why you . hand them to me on that
"Veiy easy' to explain," replied he,
"any one who has the cunning and mean-
peas to do as you' have done, don't get
nearer than twenty feet of me I , " so saying,
he fled in' terror..:
After a while the old Woman died, and
when she applied for admittance to , the
lower regions Ahe Devil' would not let her
in, for fear she might dethrone him, as
she was so much•his superior. So the old
woman is yet compelled to wander over
the world, creating quarrels, and strife in
peaeeful families and neighborhoods.
• - -if Would you know-her tintne'r •
It is Madam Scandal.: - 7i ben she died,
her children, the iottrog Scandalizers were
left orphans, but the Devil, in considera
tion of-past service done :by the mother,
adopted them, and so.yon see he nfather
Of that. respectable class celled seqndal
The Little Shoes.
It is wonderful what trifling things pro
duce an influence on the heart and mind:
A seed born on the wings of the wind,
drops at last into's suitable soil; and by
and by, grows, up into a stately tree. -, A
little spring leaps out of the side of a hill,
and the child,' who stoops to drink 'of it,
can span its breadth ;. but it flows on down
to the valley, and winds along the plain,
and gathers strength and volume in its
course, till it rolls'a stately river, bearing
the commerce of, cities in the ships that
navigate its waters.
And sorit is with human life. A look,
a word, has changed the whole career of
many an immortal being. .
The writer once lived opposite a beer
shop called •the " Fox and Geese," and
with' pained attention often watched the
doings, and, alas ! heard the sayings of the
customers. One 'winter evening a -shoe
maker's boy came, with an assortment,of
children's shoe's, and the land-lady of the
" Fox and Geese," w.ho had a most mar
vellous shrill voice began calling to a lit:
tle, ' dirty slave of ! a nurse.kirl to bring
" Addleeead"—aii she pronounced Ade
laide—to have her new shoe tried on. I
could sec the little creature who was at
once fine and filthy, sitting nder thegas
light in the bar, and kickin g and scream
ing as the shoes were coaxedon her feet.
At last a pair fitted, and the spoiled pet
was lifted up triumphantly in her moth
" Here, do look at her ! The darling has
let me get a pair of the very best ones on I
Look, Dad, do !" said the "mother, calling
to her husband. Just' then a tall man,
very thinly clad, came out of the tap room,
passed the bar, and saw the. child stretch-.
. her feet for her father • to . ae.
Now, a"poor woman had been' hovering
about at the corner, peeping now and then
timidly into -the bar-window, and then
creeping to the door; she had a child in
her anus, and looked ready to drop dead.
with cold and weariness. ,
I bad seen .that worth° on many, a Sat
urday night waiting arid watehirig for her
husband to come out. Ah there •he is,
rizeted for a moment looking at the child
Showing her shoes; with a start he rouses
himself and rushes out. " What, Bill;go
ing so soon ? bawls the landlady. Bill
pulls his hat down over his eyes with one
hand. clutches his jacket tight over his
chest, and answers the words with a sort
of grunt. He is outside"; there is his wife
and little one. For a moment the woman
looks at him titoort.usly, and half swerves
aside, as if she feared—what I will not
write lest the manhood of my readers
should be wounded. Something in Bill's
look re-assures her, and she goes up close
to . him, feebly ; but yet coaxingly. He
took the child from her. tired arms--the
little creature gave a short, quick cry of
fright— r and, as he lifted it, I saw that its,
little feet were bare. It drewthem swift
ly up unaer its poor frock, but not before
the father saw them; I wish his hat had
:been off, that I might have seen his face
as those little blue,_ chilled feet met his
eyes. I noticed that he pat 'them in his.
bosom, and buttoned his jacket over them
and held the child Close, and went on his
way with, a heavy stamp, as if he beat hip
feet &via on the ground; his wife, slip
shod and tottering, had hard work to keep
up with him.' -
I had a faint suspicion of *bat was
passia r ,c , in the man's mind. From that
night I was glad that I saw.him no more
among the frequenters of the "Pos and
flpese." He and his wife' and child for
weal or woo, had dropped out of . my ken,
and almost-out of my mind.
Some months after, there was a meet-
ing at the Temperance Hall of the dis
trict, and many working men were pres
ent, and gave their testimony to the good
effects of perfect sobriety; now and then
they told little bits of their history, about
the reasons that led them to give up the
public. house. . One tall, Well dressed, re;,
speetable looking man listened earnestly,
fill one, who sat quite'near him said;
"Say a word,' William Turner : you
known at; much about the mischief as any
one here or anywhere; come tell us; for I
never heard how it was you changed right
about face; from, the mouth of hell to the
field,of hope. ome man, out with it; it
will may-be do good.". ' -
The young.man thus urged, rose at the
first word, and looked for a moment very
confused; all' he could' say was : "The lit
tle shoes, they did it." With a ,thiek
voice as if his-,heart was in his throat, he
kept repeating this. There was a stare
of perplexity on every face, and at length
some tiaoughtless young people began - to
titter. „ The man, in all, his embarrass
ment, heard this sound, and rallied At
once. The light came into bis eyes with
a flash, lie drew himself up had 1 oked at
the aiadience, the - choking went from - his
throat..' "Yes,. frienda,!" he said, in 'a
yokel ; that.;ent its . way, clear deep
toned. bell, "whaieverycin may think of it,
I've told you the truth=the little shoes
did it. I was a brute'and a fool ; , strong
drink had made "me both, and starved me
into he bargain, I suffered, I. deserved'
to suffer, but I didn't ~ s uffer alone—no
man ,klOes who has a wife: and child,lor
the woman ge r ts.the worst share. • But I :
am not speaking enlarge on-that; I'll
stiekite the little shoes. I saw one night,
whew I-was• all but - done . -for, , the publi
can's:child, holding' oat - her feet for her
father to see her fine new shoes; it Wes a
simple thing,'" but" friends, no fist - ever
I struck me such . a NOW thoselitie
shoei. They kicked reason iuto:
What - reason have I - to'elothe others, end
let Mine go-bare? said I; and there-out :
side was my wife and child—,in a bitter
night. I took hold of ,my little , one with
a grip, and I saw her chilled feet--- ; inen-1
fathers! if the shoes sMote me, what did
the feet do! I put them al.= cold as tee,
to my. breast; they pierced me through
and through. Yes the little feet walked
right into my heart, and turned out my
selfishness. I had "a trifle of money; left.
rboli g ht a loaf and a pair of little shoes.
I never tasted anything bat a. bit of that
bread on the Sabbath day, and I went to
work like mad on Monday, and from that
day I have spent no more money at the
public house. That's all I have got to
_Was, the little] shoes that did it."
i Man's Duty_ to Woman.
" Let him learn to be grateful to woman
for this undoubted achievement to' ber g
seal and that it is she, far more than he,
and !she too often in despite of him; whe
has :•:ept Christendom from lapsing bank
'into:barbarism, kept mercy and truth froui
being utterly overborne by, those two
greedy monsters--money and war.' 'Let
hid be gr a teful for this, that almost every
gaeat soul - that has led forward or lifted
up the 'race, has been furnished for Cacti
'noble deed, -and inspired with each 'petal
lotie; and holy aspiration, by the untiring
fortitude of some Spartan or more than
Spartan—some Christian mother. Moses,
1 the, deliverer of his people, drawn oat . of
the Nile by the TKing's daughter, some
one has hinted, is only a symbolof the tray
that woman's . better instincts always out,
wit the tyrannical diplomacYof man. Let
him' cheerfully remember, that though
the sinewy sex achieves enterprise on pub 7
lie theatres it is the nerve and sensibili
ty of the ntler th t arm and inflame the
soul in secret. ."A. man discovered ArnerL
ica; but a unman equipped the voyage."
Sol everywhere; Man executes the. per
formance, but woman trains the.wan.
Et , 'ery effectual pCrson leaving his mark
on ,the world, ,is hut another Columbus,
for whose furnishing some Isiabella, in the
form of his mother, lays down her jewelry,her vanity and her comfort. . -
'''Above all, let not man practice upon
won an the perpetual and shamelss false
hood of pretending admiration, and acting
contempt. Let them not exhaust their
kindness in adorning her - person, and ask
in ;return the, huenliationef her soul. Let
them not assent to 'her every high opinion
as !if she were not strong enough, to main-
tain it against opposition; nor yet manu
feeture opinion for her, and force it on
her lip - by dictation. '',Let them - not cru
cify her emotions, nor =ridicule her frailty,',
nor crush her individualityi nor insult-her
independence, nor play off mean jets up
on her honor in 'convivial companies, nor
bandy unclean doubts of her, as a wretch
ed substitute for wit ;.nor whisper vulgar
suspicions of her purity, which, , as cow
c with their own, is like' the im:ten- 1
late 'whiteness of angels. Let them re-
Oulber•that, for the gastly spectacle of
her blasted chastity they are, answerable.
Let, them multiply her-social - advantages,
enhance her dia4ity, minieter to her in
telligence, and by manly gentlenesS, strive
if they can to be r ome the - equals ot her
hF. eart.—Rev. D. 11:ontin . glon. ' -
ROMANCE OF ANOLD Gsmests.v..a—The Al
Morning Tinies published a singular
story about a :very- worthy 'old gentleman
whose offence, itaOpears consists in becoming
a little romnnae i his old age: The fact is,
the old gentleman a widower wortirssoo.ooo,
made love to his ervant girl. , Young 'lady
reciprocated. Old gent. proposed. marriage.
Yonng lady accepted proposals, and the mar
riage arrangements reached the ; ears of the
old gentleman's family. Family, in arms,
threaten a rev - elution. Family insist that
old gent. is insane" and should bq sent to the
Asylum. _ Old gent. becomes alarmed, and l
to avoid the contingency' of. antrait jacket,
informs young lady that "it can't be did."
Young lady. hears the anal:moment and
calls upon a lawyer—lawyer brushes back
his forehead , and". exclaims--'heartless mon
ster," and commences a snit against the old
gentleman for breach of promise of marriage,
laying damages at $25,000.. Old gentleman
discovering that young lady has the. bestiof
him, summons a lawyer and effects a "ompro
alise by giving the young lady a check on Ire
cihanics' malt Farmers, Bank for $25,000.
Young lady, -perfectly redoTered, calls it a
good job, thanks old gentleman and goes on
her way rejoicing. - . , ..
ter The heart is embittered 114 disitee.
i'o -- yYt',9PMi - '''''''
The 110m4 of ttso.llllloolglV_
Editorial Cirirapondesets of AI xv Maw
.On rising bur first rtio,43ls ; _
a herd of %IWO ic 4 :$ 131 §0: 11
thapreirie'sedie. 4050; Whin towiwilar
Solomonsoon `snore ` were ~isThie;
others. At length, a herd arWiaitskii
hundred appeared on thanerththe'olo.*
one we saw on'thst . sitki'of oir road*.
ing th e day . 'They'wers bradijilAira
the idler of it iniall creek` t*o. — difiU
Solomon. Just Oen, thWlintit
one of a body'of ennamPed Pfitiei — T.
ere appeared just across that straw; tiro
'men running.acricA the prairie fooyto,
'g a t a shot ,at 'the.buffalq'i niStirAt
ing a horse.Witkilikit intent: .
passed on a long awkward gallop north - of
the tents and struck southweitoomo our
road some forty rods Shead :
B barPs rifle was leielCd and dredit, (kg"
byone of our `Potty, butlb,rsinsdrOfierp
hasten than arrest , their,' "pr2oosisi: tt
one old bull shambled apag.:*loool
knock-knee fashicm'Oisyingvol . lolir tkeso
lamed by sinue fbimer party)i anA m bfiiiie
fired 12 ) .0ti twice our
atterripted to cross ,the, ad = oace . when
only fifteen rods diStani.u: .The tic
they Wbbnded hire"; fitailY„.blo!ri3O.
ished from eight .behind DJ*
their, hasty search for,
successful. " , -
Nearly all"day, the huffaki4n*,eittec
Or less numbere were *iaible the
bottonis of 'Solomon. on,our right -=insist- .
ly two or three wiles distant. ,lengthy •
about '6 P. M.; we yeaebed the crest
"divide,",whence we joaked - down'oithitr
valley of a creek runninktoihesOtorann
some three . miles distant, and`AaltAlte
IFliole region from: half, - a 'mile : to three
miles' south of our road,l'and:tet an'ait=
tent of at least four Mlles 040045:4
fairly alive with buffalii.l 1 There:oo4am
ly was notless than ten.thoisfutfd,Cittbpin,
and I believe there Were . : may.p *ore.
Some were'feeditig, some *ere lying
others pawing,upthe eirthiroiling:on4t,
&e. The, novel sPeetaele.was tec;:tetatt;
ing for' our sportsmen: ,) The waggons
were stopped, and two men
ly toward the centre ••.Of the tit* of 'II;
ti - Waterein*:ilier
crept up to Within: ftfty!iodi-oritbkfinta
lo, and fired eight' Or , ten' ninktirin*thi
herd, with no visible iffebt:'','"Thiliiii•
mats nearest the huntere!retreatednitheY
adianced, but the great" body or the herd
was no More distUrbacil'ei canaiticinti - fni
danger than if a couple of itostinitieflid
alighted 'among' them: - After - an' - lintir Of
fruitless- effort, the bunters gain op,
alleging that their rifles were snfoni and
badly sighted as to be Mieless, - 'They ii•
joined us, and we catie
nine-tenths of the 'Sit herd exactly where
we feUtid them.' • And there iltei - ii4n
doubtless' alee n g af'thia shod
three miles from us: . 11 * • -
We are near the' centre.Of the' tinifide
region. ' The stages thit' met us, hat 'this
evening, report the sight of millions elfish
in the last two days.'
uer the prairie in eveiy
company of Pike's Peakers killed thirteen .
near this point a few, d4s •since. Eitfit _
were killed yesterday at' the'nefit kenos
west of this by simply stampedttig`a stampedingbird •
and driving theiu over high creek
where so many broke Thai - necks. - Bat.
tale meat is hanging, orl mound
us;And a calf two or thyee-moutlii'ild is
tied to 'a stake just, beside'otir'Wegen.
He Niras taken by rushing herd`up` a
which so nianteauldinfpotr;-
sibly climb at once; this' one`wa s picked
out in the melee as =fat wcitili• Saving;
and taken with a rope. I Though fait-tied
and with a fast'.tether4lbe hi true game,
and makes at *homier gees near him,
with a desperate ititen t kO butt ' the ititind
er over. We Met 'Of passed . : to -day . t*,4
partici of Pike's
„Peakeite,'„Whn : had
lost three often'or..iteera;:itatri
, peded last night , by biirds ofbtiffalti.:Tne
innles at. the express Atation' 'tad: to .- he
carefully ; witched preaciriie'ibeinlYnin
a similar catastrOphe4to theii e4nee . a.,
I do.netlike the flesh; of this Isilikoi;
It' is tough and not julep ; Or - anneal
reinember that our co okery
• • ," a / •.•
is of the most .
ansopmsticatea pattern 7 —ottrryttigns Oa*
to the "age of the of thaltite
mids, at least—L,but f#64 - 4 0,olii.attiet
see :tut- immense herd of fiaflitlo on the
prairie; than eat the inset orthen;;; .-- -
The herhage hereahOut innesr4 , an the
short, fine grass; known -an ;Biala
gy, an d` ass i s c l os e l y fed's:toy/14 Wtinp flit
beyond the . stakes I n tidAitOeyet=L
beyond the usual Ilatints 'et
The' Santa Fe `trill is fail Sent hof 'this
California is, coriside,roY',iiiiiih:.' Ter
the buffal o on' 136t0
were never hintedlti[whke met. 6494
herd take a fannyrer t i thintinnt;.:,enir}
&men would find ei4iithe
one no protection. II: . ",
old, yet - we passed two,greree on itter-dej!
One is that of an infant,' bota iiieietit
of the wife of one oft:to itittlinktseteie
lon her way to his past; and Whit*" livid
'but a day; the other that of Minimise
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