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VOLUNEI I XIVNIIMBER '34.
POTTER JOURNAL -
C - PUBLISHED BY• -
Di. W. Ilicilarner l : Prpprletor.
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* * *Devoted to the cause of Republicanism,
the interests of Agriculture, the advancement
of Education, and-the-hest good of Potter
county. Owning no guide except that of
Principle, it will endeaver to aid in the work
of more fully Preedomizing our Country.
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of advertisements from a distance, unlesS they
are accompanied by the money or satisfactory
reference. • .
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tended to.prnmlitly nod foithfelle.
FAIL?, LIA LODGE. No. 342, .I.l' A. M.
6TATED Meetings on the :1 , 1 and •IthWednes
• dtws of each tuonth. -Also M:isoniti gather
ings on every Wednesday Ewe-ling:for work
and practice, at their 111111 in Condergport.
TIMOTHY IYES, W. M.
SAILUNt. HAVEN', Seey. •
JOHN S. MANN,
ATTORNEY AN) COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Coudersport, I'a., will, attend the several
Courts in Potter and 3Pkean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care will receive
;-prompt, attention. Otlice corner of West
ARTHUR G. OL3ISTEU,
ATTORNEY S: ,COUNSELLOR AT • LAW
• Coudersport, Pa.; will' attend to all business
entrusted to his care, with promptnes and
it`. Otliee on taioth-wet corner. .of Main
and Fourth streets.
ATTOBSEN7 AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
:.attend to all business entrusted to him, with
care and promptuesS. Office on Second at.,
near the Allegheny Bridge.
F. W. K.NOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Condersport,Ta., will
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Counties.
O. T. ELLISON, ,
rtucTict NG PHYSICIAN. Cortdersfmrt,
re:4pectfully informs the citizen:. of the vil
lage and vicinity that he will promply re
al-Mud to all calls for professional services:
Mice on Main at., in building ; formerly oc
cupied by C. NV: Ellis, E.m. .1 •
C. S.& E A. JONbS,
DEALERS IN DRUGS, MEDICINRS, PAINTS
; Oils, Fancy Articles,Stationcr3 l , Dry Good:
Groceries, ttc,,.Main st., Coudersport, Pa.
D. E. OLMSTED,
DEALER IN DRY GOODS, READS'-MADE
Clothing,- Crockery, Groceries, &c., (lain st.,
Coudersport, -Pa. • • , - '
DEALER in Dry Goods,Groceries. Provisions,
Hardware,.•Queensivare, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually found in a country store.—
toodati ort, No .•'27,.1861.
M. W. ' MANN,
DEALER IN BOOKS tc STATIONERY, MAG.
AZINES and Music, N. W. comer of Malt
and Third sts.. Coudei•sport,'Pa..
I 'COUDERSPORT HOTEL,
D. F. GLASSMIRE, .Proprietor, Corner o-
Main and Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot
ter Co., Pa. ''
A Livery Stable is also kept in connect
Con' with this Hotel.
TAILOR,-nearly opposite the Court House—
i ilk all clothes intrusted .to him in
the latest and best .styles —Pries' to ,suit
the times.—Give him a call. - 23.42
TANNERS AND DUP.MERS.—Hides tanned
on the shares, , in the' best manner. Tan
nery on the, east side, of Allegany. river
Coudersport; Potter County, Pa:—Jy 17,'61
OLMSTED & KELLV, - •
DEALER. IN tTOYES, TIN & SHEET -IRON
WARS, Main st., - nearly opposite the Cour ,
House, Coudersport,, Pa. Tin and Sher,•
IrOrt•Ware nutde-td'ordet. in good style, 'on
short notice. - '
Still retains ts Pcincipal,llr.E.4.CAMPBELL,
Preceptrets, Mrs. NErr,h; JONES GRIDLF.Y
sisttintilliss42l3' - CAMPBELL; ( The expenses
per Term are : eTultion, from $5 to $6 ; Board.
froaf4l ;5,0 to $1.75, per, week; Rooms tot - self- 1
boatding floin62 tUs4.i'Eaelt term. cbtnmenceg
upon W ednesday and continues Fourteen
vreeks. FalLtertmAug.27th;lB62;Winter term.
Decloili;lB62, 4 ; - "and' Spring - terra. Mach 25th.
186 - 3: 0. R. BASSETT, President.
: Levisvil/e, July : 9,, /862-
UNION HOTEL, •
A. S. ARMSTRONG
TIAVING refitted 'and rnewlyldinished the
N.IL house on:ldaia street, recently occupied
by'R. Rice, is prepared to"accommodate 'the
as good style as can be bad
in tele' I Nothing that can 4114.4 may4n
vow the comforts of the guests .will be tie
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DA.VIS'S VLSIION OF ARNOLD.
When true men dreamed in peace,
One lay who coeld not sleep ; ' •
His moVing eyes ftill !nightie vlione—
He never more Might weep. !. . •
And more than care was big,
And more than grief be knew:
A shade was on his wrinkled brow
That 07er - 4:tea - alio grew. '
He turned as though be loathed. _
The place wherelle.had lain : • --
Ms wistful soul consumed with dread
No surmise might explain.
His sword hong on the wall ;
And, es he gazed that way, '
Two eyes gazed back, from a growing mist
Which straight Was a spectre gray.
Silent it stood, and seemed . •
As nothing to his view;
Yet vas it there, full real I rivis: •
Itlooked him through and through
As it were one accurst,
Lust in it wondering pause
Before the one viler wretch,
It stated its dread.applause. • .
When he would gitte elsewhere,
His ey i eballs turned again,
Like needles that must find their-star
Whatever stns the main.
.Arnistitl it moveless stood, •
Still izlared these grave-lit eyes:, •
Aad "DAVI-3 knew t.e;:is . AnNotm's shade,
Aud knew %chat wade it rise.
"PraY,,who are sou?" be said ;
“And why must you appear?"
"You know me Weill" the shade, replied;
"So l w ell you deeds must fear
"For how dread
Whuse blastiu , wrhth I know, ;
Shonis to your tretnblilig soul where fast
Sublimer horrUrs grow. •
'•Forlyou have coldly done. ' • .
id.ire than I pinnued in heat::
tierce barb rankled in our brenst,
gulf yawned your tl•ef.
Kith all that's dearest blest,
limlored and tru-ted still, •
Treasun ran darl,l in \ our v. ins
Years: ere yu& wurked yuur
'.You truly said I must •
Comae hither: ; hoVt I yearned
T o sr e the wretLh. oy Heaven abhorred,
Who all my' n•oe 13: , ,,4 earned 1
"Thrice earned, if all I feel
Ile nut one fearful Jie:
It tells we tbat a a soul so vile
Can have, nu hopes on high
4 -What black ahysses mock
Those depths. profound, which seemed
The utmost Wide is your domain,
Chief of the unredeemed !" ;- • .
AO then with §t.eadf.iselook , ,
That ehilied him wit, re he lay,
"Oh, grief and!woe to come l"; it said,
'Anti shuddertog passed away.
. The dilligeuee stopped at the White
Horse Lou, tujhe principal street of Fon
tainbleau. Fatigued and . opiires'seci
'the heat uu tli6 road, w" slowly stretched
ourserves, and' deseended the' stepS
lazily as pussibie, stuiling at the vacaUt.
appearance Whietr.,sleep, broken. by our
sudden arrival,, hau statoped upon the
visages or sone of our lehow travellers.
The baggage was disuhuntted. sad tiitiiier
ordered. Soule of the cosintry folksivere
eagerly pressing, forward - to gaze on' the
newly arrived, together tvitk.their pack
ages, bird-64es, cud children. 1u the
midst of all, this bustle, a fat, red-faced.
than; about thirty years of are, au insipid
babbler, whti had favored, us' the whole
length of did journey with ; the history, of
his good spetulations at Fontainbleau,,
and of his marriage, whith".he Was - at the
present tiwe owning there I.P•ennsUtu
mate, drew tint his watch, and exelaitned:
A !ready Ifotir 1".
".13,et thatl it , is
,unt," said a gentleatau
in slippers . , who was suukitig,a cigar, be-.
fore Itie duur.of the lei 'rented adartweitt.
one Pf .Hritieet'Slwatclies i "prondly
answered tba - rubicund-latied tteutlt, wan;
at this interruption •
;,Teu.lonis Ibid., it' is .uot , one of Brig . 7
quet'S,"' replied .the snicker. ,
The othei l 'gave hint' a look Of 'pity; and
went into the travellers'. ruow, saj tug. to
tne : J
•••Don't dine here," and:with a touchol
the elbow, T•we wilt go' ttia.'cife, where
we can du _better."
S. D. }CELLS
wager,linytliing you choose, that
01'4 'vtatOli. worth` OUthing," 'persisted
the one in - i;lippeis, following atter.
01, did aii,iicldress,tny eiruiersatiod to
you, air.", - • • . •
"liet that you, did," retorted the other.
felloW "itaveller, cuoiduuded tit thiS
persodutioe,- raised his hatid, pointed- to
his , foreheadinignifying that theintruder
was deranged. : , . „ . „ •
defy you ;to prove it,".continuediti! ,
persetintor,,apd with this parry and thrust
tworegt4delil each other' with' the
most soarlit g looka it is - possible•tci - olin:
ceice, just like- two- dogs about to be let
loose, at one another.
"Upon my Aord," said the traveller to
we, 14 know :nothing of 'the 'fellow :but
have a great inclination to nialjetihi
I 4eootea..to' the ?tirioiples - of Ititic Debporqcg, qqa tfle isseiTtilAtiorl 'of IffoNtitl, f.itchAtilt.a.anal
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1062.
"As to that, I wager yotr do Doti': an
swered the obstinate intruder. "Moreo
ver, I will bet that I wake you take the
route back' again to Paris, and that, too.
without, touch delay."
-be no easy matter for you,
as I cave here married." .2
"One hundred louis that 'you do 'n r
"Sir, , you are an inipertipent scoundrel;
and. I -will boit your ears.". •
"I bet 'tis a lie."
Upon this the ruddy faCed gentleman
was incensed with rage, and passed be
fore:ttie fellows Udcinga - siwn tar him to
"Yes, my love," said the other taking
with him a box containing a brace ,of
A. friend.interposed bet Ween ; thew to
stop this juke, but it was nn longer a
jesting mater, and representations were
useless. They reached a solitary spot in
the park, where the cigar IterdwaS sa
luted by an officer of thelgarrisoil, who
was willing to• become his
.. second. A
five franc piece was thrown- into the air
as a signal,. the report of a Pistol followed,
and the piece of money fell indented. •
"Bet," said the never-ceasing ar.d im
movable mu ksman,
,”tbat,. I pierce that
leaf,. 'trembling at the extremity of the
b.Jugh," and it was pierce 4. •
..Wager that I kill yen," added he,
coolly regarding the astonished traveller.
41114, probable," repaid the, at her,
,chanting from the ruby to a.gliastly.hbe;
,it is probable, it is useless.
Consequently. I take the road back again
to Paris, and have the infinite honor to
be your very obedient serVant."
ft) fact hedeno'sited'hintself upon -the
imperial of the diligence. It turned out •
that this was a rival td whom the fair
lady, had given a description of her in
tended, and by this means he won the
holy in question. After the honeymoon,
Lite dead shut had encountered the crest
fallen suitor and said to Lim :
••i wager that, you retuin to Footain
The Ai itik's 'ollt.
A. poor Arab was travelling .n the des
ert,. when tie met with to:epilog of clear,
sweet, ..parsting water Accustomed as,
,was lei brackish viieN, to his eittipl=
wind, it uncured that such water as this';,
was worthy .4 a tuutiarek; and tilling-hi:4
icaitteru bottle fruui the spring, be
and pre!leut it to the ea -1
ltpu lit mach.
The pour than traveled a conside:ablq
distahee bacre lie reached the preseuce
of his tiovereigii. arid laid his liuttibh;
uth - ta at his, teer. The caliph did hut
despise the hide gift bunt& t to 1,:to with
su much trouble. Ile fli.tlered solve of
Luc water to be purred rtitu a cup, drault
it, aud.thanked tire Arab with a smile,
urd,.red him to be presented with u re :
.111 e cuurti..rs around:pressed forward,
eager to taste of the wonderful water. brit
to '!.ho surprise of all, . the caliph tin bade
thew to touch even a single drop..
Atter the pour Arab had quitied. the
ro,)ial 7 preb Aloe with a light and joyfUl
heart, the caliph turned to his enamel:4..
all. Hine :explained. the wouves of bid
i"During the'tratvele'nf the Arab." said
he, ,•the waterinthis.leathern bottle had
behowe itnnur •and •dista.steful. But it
was an offering of love, and as suca havh
re etveil tt with pleasure. But I well
ktilew that bad stiffered'anotker to par,
take of it, lie would. not have concea;ed
hi); 'disgust • and therefore I forbade you
couch the draught,. test: tile heart of the
pobi tuan.shouldhOe been wouuded "1"
All that Sinners can present to, their
King is like the water ; brUught by the
though, like hill; We way fancy it
wdithy the,ae!:.eptauce of our Lord. But
He Will trot . rejeetl - re Will out dkpise
the little utfertigs of love and faith; fur
He Minh .pr em ised that ,:i•evm a cup of
cold "water. given in the name of a disci
ple,shall In nu wise lu4e• its reward.".'
A HINT --Dear toother,' mod a del
icate 'little- "I. bate brokeu your
China vase." • ; .
• !•Well, you are a naughty, careless,
tronblesotite lirle thitig„ utivays
eiiiel • an up stairs till I rend for you.";
Anti this ,was a Christian mother's an
swer to•the tearful. litt4e culprit, who had
Struggled with and conquered temptation
to tell. i falsehood to . Batten the lault.;--
%Vita: diiiippointed;',disheariened moment
was. Chil d. obeyed ; :and at that
was crushed. in •her :little : nears the sweet
flower. - of • truth, perhaps never again in
alter years to be revived 'to - life. Oh,
,a thouaandl.vases: in . coutpari
suit: • : : •,..
iTwo lawyers in ISiWell, ! returuidg froto
court thii other day, one said to the other.:
, •r%;e•:i" nation. •tti join t.ie Aev . .
_church ;, been: debating
ter fur some time.. What cif; you think
of it?"' "Would mOt du it.' ;
Why ?" "Iseeause , it would j do you no
possible good, while it would belt TO,
rest injury to the eheteb.7,
I Fishing Extraordinary.;
A sea c4taiu Down East, a regular
old salt, relates the following as one of his
fishing experiences :.
Once, with a friend, he went oat/to
each a halibut. His comrade pilded
hthiself on his skill in the bthiness,i and
a rivalry arose between the two friends
as Ito who should cath the first fish
Having diopped • anchor and lines, l tkey
.9ited with fisherman's patience foi a
bite; but fot: a long tithe none came.
!At iength l the conhtenance of the'cap
tatn's tht.,pattion' began to brighten up;
arid presently he: culled out :
gOt onej". •
commenced hauling in with 'great
"It must be a laige one." said he, "a
liund;ed !pound fellow, at least: He
pull., stoutly, I tell you."
It was ,indeed 'evident that a big fellow
was at the other end of the line, and it
was soon ditieove : red'that it was no easy
'natter to capture him. I-.
"1 must let him, run," I6id he,, "and
tire hint Out."
Accordingly he gave hip' line,
-was Carried !iff 'rapidly. -Soon the excited
Oshertnani began to haul in again, waking_
of 111,8 victim this time.
“Stand by, captain," said he, "with i the
btat hook:. a:AL IloOk in- his gills when he
comes .up.: . Get. tell braced fur ;he's a
The captain acCurdingly braced him..
Self fur a rag. boat-book iu hand s and
Waited impatiently for ?he : moment of
Capture. His excited companion Was yet
Pulling carefully and slowly at the hue,
lest it. should be broken, and eagerly
, i watching for the first onpearanceof, the
Iprize, when sutfilenly a •.sea-Chatige came
''over his:leatUres, and tircippjtig 'the line.
he exclaimed -
"Jeru~a)eui.l Capttlia; it's the anchor!"
The eaiaain went down in a ruat• of
laughter;.aoti 4 was a Ittig "ay before the
firAertoan hezird the ht:4 of eatebio.l.! an
auchor, i4aying it out, sad .ettiug iti run
611 it 'get tired. •
BEcomEs or WEALrr H:- -A
boot and shod, dealer, has
. hatigitig in
his store a pair i _of bootS worth s:ven
lars. They constitute t . a• portion of his
wealth and a portion of, the.Wealtleof the
world. !A. man buys.them. and begins. to,
wear them.- by friction; Inmit.st, the pave
ments; ,narticles.,orthe letit her are
tubbed off, and thus.tieparated from the
rest of the sole. :Every particle that is
thus removed takes;on•t• a. portion of the
value, of the boots; and when the. boots
are entirely' worn wit; the seven dollars
of wealtitcwhiCh they formed is consumed.
The wheal i , Corn. &c. which was, raised
by our farmers last suwoter is eaten up.
particle of matter is. destroyed the
process; but the value that was i l u the
grain is destroyed. ..
As, while Men are wearing and 'eating
up food, they are generally busily engaged
iu produCiag wealth_ .of souse kind, the
weMth',of the world is not usually dittitn•
ished by this consumption, but i it is
'changed. This applies. however; Only to
personal' property ; , town lots and farms
generally. retain 4heiryalue, but the per
sonal property is in - a. State of perpetual
destruction and renewal. Asthesever4l
p .rtieles of water whiCh constitute a riser
.are forever rolling away to the_ ocean, i ,
, placeiare being supplied frown
thisprings and ;fountains, so the inoveal,
ble wealth of the world is constantly .I
being renewed by tIM restless activity of
Iranian industry., •
Stk6P.-="Grandota. do you know why
I .caul see in the shy so het" 'lNited
,Charhe, a little four year old; of Ot,
venerable lady; who sat on the piaiza
knitting. • ,
mv dear; what is it ?" replied.
grandam, betiding her dye, eager to catch"
and remember, the, wise saying of the,
precioUs little :pet. . * I
'.Because :there is nothing ini the wayj i l
And t'he young philosopher resumed hiS
astronomical search, and grandma he
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A KEEN 11.1iPLY.-John .IVeSley, in
consifjerable patty, had been. waititainino
with "g„reat . - earnestnoss • the duetrine
Vox,_,Popuq.. . Vox Dci against his qster,
Whose talents We. e nut unworthy the fata
lly to ivhieh:she belonged: At last the
te pat an. end to the controversy,
, put liiioarguTheat in the shapo of a diC,-
tuw, and said : •
'7ister. the voice or the DO.
4te you, sister. Imo v.....,,...,__
pie is the voice' of God."
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"Yes," , ate replied, 'wildly, "it cried . ,
crucify him I' " * 11 ,
A. more adiuirable aubwer pe , bitps
never given..L ._ .
The — perfumes of a thousand rows
soon I die -buti r the pain caused by oriel of
their thorns remains long after.
dened renieMbrance in the midst Of
mirth is 4e that,. thorn among the
Now is the time to 'wait.
:) J . Foolish Though s._
Il l ,'e are apt to believe in Providence
so ng as we have our own way , ; but if
things gelawry, then we thin -, if there
is . 'aPod,.'lle is in Heaven, nd not on
earth. The cricket in the sp ing builds
hill Tittle House in the Meadow, and chirps
fOr jey, because all is going SY Well with
hiui. ; • Bet when he !beats the sound of
%bet plotigh a few furrows oft, and the
tl : tMder of the oxen's treadi . then the
Sine: Aregin to look dark, and his heart
failia hint., The plough corms crunching
along, and turns his dwelling bottom side
up; and as he is rolling over and over
,Wirhout a home, his heart sayS, "Oh, the
'friebdations of the , world are [destroyed,
end eVeerthinc , is going to ruin !" But
tlteliusbandumn, whb walks ehind his
'pluf,,, , :h, t iCging and 'whistling as he goes,
dbes he; think the foundatoMs of the
World are breaking up ?. Why, he does
not so much as know there was any house
or cricket there. He thinks fof the har
vest that is to follOw the track' of the
plough;! and the cricket, too, l if he will
but liait, -Will. find a thousand' blades of
,t , .er
grass'iite there Was but }one before.
We bre all like the crickets, [lf anything
happens to overthrow 9.6. plans, we think
all is gdue to ruiti.,-Deecher-.1 .
MOIINING CALL IN. CHINA —When a
uiere call is contemplated, the visitor
sends asheet of paPer, curiobslv• folded,
bearing, his name and quality which is
card. person whom' he visits
Yinows•,hy this care whether he should
reneive , him - at.the gate, in the ball, or in
is Owrooiril • Pre'sents genArallv anemia
p; t -
,the cam; It is custotuary .to pay
misfits, before dintnig,. in ortir that the
fumes nt.wine may Inot disturb 'the person
visited. •If the latter does not wish to
Sea his ivisitdr, he dues not s4yl he is "not
qt •hodie." hitt sends his servant to say.
that Ve will not give • him the 'trouble of
Alighting from hisl chair. This
iicqually polite with our own, and has
the advantage of . iiet being la direct con
tradiction of • fact) f ; •after this, he sends
his card within Allies days, And the visit
ing acquaintance in this! chariningly
sinple, and polite !
!Dancer is broken oil
iIAT .4‘t JJAILLING ?—lt is the dear,
little.' beatition• girl who meets one On •the
doorstep ; who flings her faiii . artris around
tme's ,neck and .k.isses one With. tier whole
soul of love; - whO seizes - otie'S .hat, who
Velieves one , of one's coat, clod hands the
tea and toast, so 'pr ettily ; who', places her
elfish firm at the piano,' and, warbles
llottli; unsolicited; sueh. delicious soogs ;
413 casts herself at one's 'footstool, arid
elas' 'one's hand,' and asks c'ager, unheard
.such briight -eyes anti
face, and on whosl,e . llossy .
one places one's hand and bretttlids
"GclblessAs the fair . )).fortu departs.
:p. °WEIL OF ~.ONEr:—.l . ..e _power of
money, is on tlie whole, over estimated.
The [greatest things whioll have ever
been [done for the world ;have not been
aecoMplished_ by rich men, or by sub
l'seriptidn lists, but by meniof small pecu-
Poiary, means. Christianity was propa
!gated over half the world by tneniof the.
,poorest class; and the greatest thinkers,
discoverers, inventors and artists, have
been , men of moderate w'ealth, many of
them little raised above the condition l of
Manticl laborers in poini of worldly cir
ciratances. And it will, always be so.
Riches are oftener an imieditnent than a
stimulus for action; and in many cases
they are finite a. 4, much a !uisfortutie as a l
[ The youth whonherits[ wealth
is apt to b l are lifo l wade brie easy fOr him,l
and he soon grows sated with it, begause
he has nothitig_left to desire: .Halving
tio'specialiobjectl to struggle for, he grids
timelhancri, heavily on hid hands ;I he re
mains morally and bpi rituplly asleep,'and
ljiri position in sciety is often nolhigher
than that! of a Polypus aver which the
REVERE,S OE FORTUNE.-1-tor many
ferales, who once cherished the:expect
ation of ftiling - a splendid station in life,
pa;ve •been reduced to the necessity of
exerting their talents to gain a subsistence!
You; are I all. probably acquainted with
some such; you' may, perhaps, ha!'we heard
it ,reinarked of thew that ;their trials have
rendered Their characters intire-interesting
and valuable, by throwing them upon
their own resources.' Those of You who
nOw enjoy prosperity may have; no fear
that your situations will ever iehange;
yen may , rot conceive the possibility of
r•uffering;those ; reverses Which 'ion have
wiruessedin others. Brit riches are pro
verbially; fleeting - ; a storm at sea may
wreck the freighted vessel on, which 'fam
ilies may depend for wealth; fire may
consume property; the failures of Others
May involve ; the channels of trade may
be turne; manufacturing interests may
decline, 'or landed estates may sink in
valkie; upon these and 4 thousand .other
.chtinces (does the- uncertain tenure of
worldly wealth depend.
TERMS.- 41,00 -PER ,AIaTUX.
A Letter , as is a Letter.
The Boston Nit has eel following
Mark Tapley' species of: letter' (dated
Camp Gunpowder, Army of the Potomac)
from one of its correspondents :—"DEAR
MEssits. Eiserottar—BillY' Briggs. mid I
still remain in the army.
morning I was standing by. him in out
tent. 'Hand me them scabbards, Jimmy,
suits be. 'Scabbards!' said I looking
round. 'Yea, boots, I mean.' 'Billy ars
ranged himself in his scabbards—a dilaps
idated pair i_kfaihiodable boots—and,
stood up in a very erect and dignified
manner. 'Those boots of mine, I don't
think were any relation to that beef We
had for dinner tojslay, Jimmy,' said be,
'No,' said I. 'lf They were only as tough
as that beef, and Lice versa, it would have
been better.' 'I say, Cradle,' he called
out, 'where are Yon?' Cradle was out'
contraband, a genuine darlsy, with a foot
of extiaordioay length and ex:ra heels to -
match, giving him a queer look about
those, extremities. 'What do you call
him Cradle for, Billy ?' said I; ''that's a
queer name.' 'What would you call him,
Jimmy? If lie ain't a cradle, what's he .
put on rockers for ?' Cradle appeared
with a pair of perforated stockings. 'lt's
no use,' said Billy,' looking at , them.
Mem stockings will do to put on a sore
throat, but they; won't do for feet. It's
a humilialiori for a man like me to be
without stockings ; a man may be bald
headed, and it's genteel, but to be barei
footed is ruination. The sleeves is good,
too,' he added, it.oughtfully, but the feet
are gone. There is 'siimething about the
heels of stockings and the elbows of stove=
pipes in this world, that is all wrong;
Jimmy? A supply of stockings bad
come that day, and were just being given
a pair of very large ones fell to Bilk
ly!s lot. Billy held them up before him;
'Jimmy,' said he, 'those are pretty bags
to give a little fellow like me. Them
stockings was knit for the President Or
young guerrilla, certain ;' and he was
about to bestow them upon Cradle when
a soldier in the opposite prediCament
made an es,change. 'Them stockings
make me think of the Louisiana isolunteer
I Seared so the other day,' said-Hillys—a
How's that?' said I. 'He was among
our prisoners, and saw a big pair of red
leggings, with feet, hanging up before
tent. He never said a word till he salt
the leggings, and then be asked me what
they were for. 'Them," said I, "them
is General Banks' stockings." He looked
scared. "He's a big man, is General
Banks," said I; "but then- he ort to be,
the way he lives." "How?" said hes—.
'Why,' said 'his regular diet is bricks
buttered with mortar? The next day
Billy got a present of a pair of stockings
from a lady; a nice soft pair with his
initials in red silk upon them. Ile"vvas
very happy.t sJimniy,' said he, 'just look
at them,' and he smoothed them down
' with .his hand—'marked sfith my initials,
too; "B" for my Christian and "W" for
my heathen name, Bow kind 1 They
came just it the right time, too ; I've got
such a sore heel ;_ for it's a fact, Jimmy,
that if there's anything in life worse than
unrequited love, it's a sore heel.' Orders
came to 'fall in.' Billy was so overjoyed
with Ins new stockings be didn't keep
the line very, well. `Steady, there,' growl
ed the sergeant, 'keep your place, nod
don't be traveling around like the Boston
Post Office.' We were aeon put upon
double-quick. After a fees minutes Billy
gave a groan. 'What is it,.Billy r said I.
•It's all up with them,' said he. I didn't
know what, be meant, but, his face showed
something very bad . hacl happened.a.s.
When we broke ranks Billy hurried to
the tent' and when I got , there, there he
stood, the very picture of despair, with
his shoes off, and his heels 'Shining thro'
his stockings like erockerY door~ knobs,'
'Them new stockings of lours is breech.
loading, ain't they, Billy?. said an uns -
feelins , volunteer. 'Better get, your name,
on bo th ends, so you can keep them to
vether; said another: 'Shoddy shocking,'
said a third. SBillywas silent ; I saw his
heart was breaking, and .I said - nothing.
We held a eouncil on them, and- Billy,
not feeling strong-hearted enough for the
task, gave thenisto Cradle with directions
to sew up the' small holes. I came into
the tent soon atter, and he was drawing
a portrait., with 33 piece of charcoai, on is°
board. ‘That!s-aiood portrait of Fremont,' . ,
said I ; 'he looks just like that; that's the
way he aorta his hair, in the middle—
'That isn't a' portrait of Fremont,' said.
Billy; 'it's a map of the United -.States; •
that. line in the middle you ahought was
the upOr part of his, hair, is the Idissis-.
sippi River. 'Ohl said I.
~ I saw-hint
again before supper; he came to tie*
leokingjworse than ever, 'the stockings in
his band. gimthyrsaid he„ 'von know •
I gave them ,Cnidle.and told, hire ice:
sew op ,the small holes, mad, what do you.
think he's done? ,He's
up the hurtle - - (lobeam% Ji Min) ,
said r; ‘iir stiaii , cAci tetra- tili3 ',OlttiCOSt
wi t e sa.