The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, August 08, 1865, Image 2

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Coudersport, Pa.
Tuesday, A-ugust 8.1865.`
The Union men of. Potter County ATlalo are
'willing to -unite in a cordial support of' the
present Administration are requested to meet
at the inns.' places for hoping their Town
ship Elections threugbout the County, on
Tuesday the 29th day ofTAtigust, between
the hours of 4 and 6 P. M., to elect Delegates
to meet in Couoty Convention in Coudersport;
On Tharsdny, the 31st day of August, at 2
o'clock P. 11., to nominate a County Ticket,
to'be supported by the Union men of Potter
Colptity at the next 'Election . , and to choose
Senatorial, Judicial, and Representative Con
ferees, and transact such other business as
may come beford the Convention.
The Vigilance! Committses of the several
'Townships are hereby requested to put up
Notices of the, time and place of holding the
Meetings, and to be present to organize and
act as Board of Election of said Meetings.
The number of Delegates each Township
Is entitled to is as follows
Abbott 2, Allegany 3, Bingham 3, Clara 2,
.Condersport 3, 'Walla 2, Genesee 2, Harrison
5, Hebron 3, Heetdr 3, Homer -2, Jackson 2,
Keating 2, Oswayo 3, Pike 2, 'Pleasant Valley
2, Rettlet 3, Sharon 4, Sweden 2, Sumniit 2,
Sylvania 2, Stewartson 2, Ulysses 5 ;West
Branch 2, Wharton 2.
By order of County Corom4tee:r
Committee of Vigilance•
.Schwartz.enbacb, D. Conway,
Wm. Saudbach. ' •
Allegany—T. Scott, D. Nelson, H. nenclrii.
Binghain—L. E. M'Carn, G. W. Colvin, A. L
Clara—S. Stevens,.S. 'Wakely, J. L. Brooks.
Coudersport--P. A. Stebbins, Jr., M. W. Me
.Alarney, C. A. Armstiong.
Eutalia—E. Starkwetnet l , J. P. Taggart, Nor-
ris Lent.
Genesee—J. C. Caitlin:ugh, G. W. Hackett,
J. Gilliland.
•. - -
Harrison—, Ti. S. Beebe, J.W.Stevens.
Hebron—W. C.` Reynolds, N.. Dkv igb t, Silas
Hector-4. L.Gibson, F.Strang, C.P.Kilboarn.
Ifotner—W. A. Crosby, J.Pdet., J. H. Quimby.
Jacknon---A. Persing, E. Llo'yeneitrap, C. Elle-
Keating—P. Harris, T. G. Crene,ll.l'. Ding,ee.
Oswayo—W. D. Graves; E.Lyrnan, N.' C. (,off.
Pike—S. IL Alirtin, W. 'Ansley, J. Q. )lerliek.
Pleasant Valley--J. J. Roberts, D. Eastwood,
Ezra 'l'. CLIO::
Roulet—O. R.Webb., S.Porneroy, C.N.nowlton
Sharon—N. Palmeter, 0. C. Warner, Wni
J.Yonnglove, J.Baker
Summit—J. Reed, )L Jackson, Id.V. Lorraine
Stewartson—H. Andreson ,J.Fra'n cis,S.Der ins
Sweden—J. Butler, E. Lvmon, ,Vin. Lewis.
Clyssesi—lL T. *Reynolds IL J. Cushing, B
Hackett. ,
West Brands—A. Trask, 0. Wetmore, S. tit
Conable. -
Wharton—i'. Cs rtnan, I.W.Roundt
There will be a Union Meeting held at the
Court House in Couderspoit, on Monday, the
34th inst., at 6 o'clock P. M., for the purpose
of choosing one Delegate to represent Potter
County in the Union. State Convention to be
held at Harrisburg, on the Vlth•inst.
A full atfendance is requested.
B. S. COLWELL,ICti'm Co. Com.
Speech of General - Kilpatrick.
.F - The Newark Advertiser gives the fol
lowing report of the speech 'delivered by
General Kilpatrick on taking the chair
as temporary president .of the Union
State Convention at Trenton :
'Gentlemen and fellow citizens of my
Native State ; I truly, appreciate the great
honor you have conferred on me, en hum
ble soldier from New Jersy,in selealing
me to preside over the only loyal con
vention that will be called in the , State
for the nomination of a candidate for.
Governor. [Loud and continued ap.
plause.] It is .scarcely necessary for me
to say that this distinction is unexPacted
and almost overwhelms me; and in ac
cepting it I do ant intend to make - any
extended remarks T. ' • should as soon think
of talking war to that great soldier, Gen.
Grant [tremedous applause] as to talk
politics to all this vast concourse of poli
ticians [laughter and applauae]; to mon
who are not only my seniors in wisdom,
but in years, and who have made poli
ties the study of their lives. Yet I dd
desire to say . that I accepted an invitation
to meet with you
. here to day in, order
that ther /May be no misunderstanding
as to ho I intend to conduct mySelf in
the fu are, and to show hoW I think a
soldier should condutt him elf, novf the
war is over, when patriotism demands
hisi services' or influence. To show to
Union men and copperheads how a sol
dier respects the former and despises the
'latter; how ha condemns their traitorous
sets, which have disgraced my native
State for the, past four years. I am here,
feeling that I am among men who never
spoke a word of disloyalty, and who never
faltered; and to represent men who have
remained firm during the dark hours of
the tlninn, and whip have prayed, fought
and bled for our country; led by that
great an 1 good man, Abraham Lincoln
jim nense and long =tinned applause].
"You have assembled hero today, my
friends, under no ordinary circumstances,
and I trust with good promise of success
in redeetriinn• the fame of our. State. I
tell you, wherever I go—to New York,
Philadelphia, Washington, while travel
ing in the cars—everywhere I hear lan
guage in reference to New Jersey which
fills my soul with disgust and 'hatred to
those whi have disgraced my native state;
and how - it is possible for any of its citi
zens to join hands with traitors is beyond
my comprehension. Fellow
. citizens,
have deviated from the course of military
men in taking the stand I have, but I
have been more excited since I have been
in New Jersey over what I have heard
tail than I was during any of the scenes
- _
through whictirEive thepaszteflurii3g
war. Do you know that' l l ba!ve heard
men here say it would have beau better
to let the Sough go; that they believe in
State rights; that thwartyred President
was, a tyrant ! that hft successor, Andrew
Johnson, is a Second Nero I There;are
men in Sussex, with' mch zeal but Very
little brains, rejoicb that they voted
for John C. Breckinridge, once, and say
'by thunder they would do it again it
they bad an'oppprtnnity l Not satistie'd
with - the saoritiess,expenses, and all the
calamities of the war,- they now tell you
that Johnson is a Murderer for approving
the oxecution ot the assassins of the
Mr. Jay Cooke,'an enterprising and
successful Philadlphia banker,has always
been one of the most efficient; negotiators
of public securities . Four !. years ago,
when. Pniansylvania State stocks were
down to 85, he' workednd brought them
up , to par, and
at that rate ho 'obtained
three million dollars for the State, for
raising and equipping her troops.: When
the Secretary of the Treasury gave veil
olio bankers throughout the country com
missions to negotiate his first loans, Mr-1
Cooke was always among the' Most suc
cessful. He infused a portion of his own,
great energy into hisf Sub-agenls, and,
seemed to best nuclei's bud bow to pre- 1
sent the claims of the overnment to the
people. When the 5.20 loan was author
ized,it was before the pitilic many months
'without attracting any. l attention, and the
total sales by the Government were only
about eightecM millions. The 1 war ex
penses were so vast /tlO4t banks and bank
ersl 1
were no longer ablb to supply money
in sufficient amounts, and the secretary
of the Treasury was compelled to adopt
some plan for appealing directly to! the
people to supply thameans for sustaining
the Government. Bopular !cans Ihad
never been tried, and their nature I I was
not generally. understood. Capital is al
ways sensitive, and capitalists, large; and
small, were not only ,to libil told that' tfhere
was a 520 loan on the market but were
to be convinced thatlit was the best as
well as the most patriotic investment. : —
Mr. Cooke's high character and previous
successes induced the Secretary to anoint
him mineral SubscriPtion Agent. ''lle
press and the telegraph were iminediat i ely
put in motion. /A large sum wee spent
4 .., 1
in advertising, tpe distribution- of ft great
variaty of eirculers and hand blip, &c., 1
the employment! of of travelers, and in es. ,
tablishing,= sub-egeudies throughout the
loyal States. It, has always been Mr.
Coolie's policy to hasle our loans taken at
home, and be has nev'e r rsolicited subscrip
tions abroad, believing that our own pee-1
blo should hrve the advantage of thel
interest. The result' of, Mr. Cooke's ef ]
forts for the 5.20 s is well known. Under
his agency, dating about Feb. Ist, 1863,
and closing Jan. 22) 1864,_ the loan was
sold up to: $514,78(0p0. 1 1
As great success always occasions jeal-1
ousy, complaints of favoritism towards 1
Mr. Cooke' were made against the Treas-I
ury Department , which a special report to
Congress proved to be withdut the slight
est foundatioa. 1 ,
About this timo ;the Natioal Banking
System was established, and it v;asla part
of the plan:that the National Banks should
be the financial agents of the G,overinnent.
Whi/o publicly expressieg the wannest'
gratitude to Mr.: Cooke for d his past great,
and successful efforts, the Secretary of
the Treasury determined to try thelexper
latent of placing the 10- 1 40 loan through
their agency. l In four months but eighty /
millions were sold. Oa July 25th, 186 , 4
the First Series of 7-30 s was offered
through the same channel, but up to Feb
Ist, 1865, aTeriad of Ox months, the sale.s
and paymints to the soldiers amounted tb,
only abou one hundred and twenty will;.!
ions. Ti 4s rate subsdription not being! suicient to mee 'the Public wants,it was'
determined to return tla the agency of Ma r
Cooke,under:whode management the sales
hood' to II !1 show l an increase within the
I first, week, and lin lels than two week
averaged two millions a day. Durin ,, the
first thirty days they reached one hun b dred
millions—au average if about foux mill
ions for each Working day. The first se
ries was exffaested on the 30th of March,
wen the sales of I 'tee Second Series of thre
hundred millions wah begun. This se
ries was all Sold on ttie 13th cf may, de
ducting Su;nd4s and holidays, in the
wonderfully short space of : thirty six
working days-L—making an average of
eight and one third millions per day.—
The sale cif tee, third series then com
menced, but owing to the fact that the
'rvasury was uable to deliver the notes
colnparativelY little effort was made to in
fluence zubscrip4ris until - June let,wlien
deliveries were advertised to begin.
The sales of G'pvernment loans, under
Mr. Cooke's ninagement as General
Subscription Agent,nt have been about
thus • i '
51 ( 20 Bond
7 1 30 Notesl
to say nothing of his earlier undeta . kings,
o the large . amdunta of bends taken by
his firm at the.llettings to the highest
bidder. itiltliongh Other causes than im
perfect ageneVes)retarded the subscription
in the sumnr and )autumn of 1864, it
cannot be denied that their subsequent
success wasobiefly from 31r. Coke's en
ergetic direation. 3 Rig efforthave cer
tainly_been as unpeasing and his wisdom
skill and energiq ave certainly ben
taxed as much as an}an commander i the
tf ild, and with r sul a not less im rtant.
I a has been abl •li H.O.ted by h . brother
Henry D. Cooke an Fa nestock—
both, partapra iu the' arm o Jay Cooks
ik, Co. I
Burning ofthe William Nelson.
Captain'slo.fficiol Statenteut—lhe
Ship a Pei fete . Blaze of Fire while in
Full Sail-42iten Women and Chil
dren Roasteii Fight for a
1 1iaft—FearYul Panic.•_. •
, By
the British steamer Scotia, armed
in New York from Liverpool, we are en
abled to furnish-our rerders with the fol
lowing condensed account of the burning
of the steamehip William Nelson, drawn
up by the Captain at the American Con
sulate at Havre.
"The Williakti Nelson left Antwerp,
Seine Ist, with a cargo of rails, wine,and
various mercha'.udise,,about four hundred
and forty-eight', emigrant Passengers, and
a crew of thirty, including the Captain.
The ship did. not, however, put to sea
until the 4th. The voyage was without
any remarkable ineiderit until the 20th
of June, wWn they reached lat. 41.20,
lung. 52.20 IV! Here, several emigrants
who had bq.en ill for some days were suf
fering from a violent fever; and, fearing
that it might become contagious, the
Captain gave orderslon the 26th to the
first mate and 'carpenter to go below and
ask the passengers on deck, so that the
ship might be fumigated. Having all
:ascended, the first mate and carpenter
were a,gairi sent "below with several sail
ors,.furnished with tar buckets andled
hot irons. The operation was nearly
completed about 12A. o'clock, when the'
last tar barrel burst into a flame, and the'
boiling tar Bowled over upon the deck of
the centre of burning the .car-i
pester and th sailor assisting him. Thel
vessel immediately took fire. The mid-,
dle deck was soon full of smoke, and the'
, tar flowed under
,the bed of one of +lel
emigrants, settin,,,c , it on fire. The flames)
spread soon to all the other beds, render
ing it impossible for the men to do any-;
thing. Even before they could) reach
the deck immense columns of flame shot : '
through the hatchway, and, reaching the,
'sheets of the mainsail, (all sail was set at;
that moment) enveloped the nAintuast
'with the rapidity of lightning. Ere longi
all the sails on the mainmast were on fire,
as well as the 'rigging. The captain inaJ,
ruediatery ordered part of the crew to gel
the boats ready, and the rest to close the
ventilaforand the hatchways. This was
hardly done, when a , number of men,-
consisting partly of sailors and partly of
emigrants, firmed a chain fore and aft;_
in order to pass buckets of water, which
were poured down . the main hatchway,
whence issued a column of flame. The
pumps were also set at work , . Hitherto
discipline and good order had been main
tained. The fire, however, made such
!lipid progress that the captain ordered
the lowering of the boats immediately.
Now a goneal panic seized the unfortun
ate passengers, all throwing themselves
upon the boats, which from, their num
bers it Was impoisible to prevent. The
first boat was no sooner in the water than
she was capsized by a number of emi
grants who jumped into her. These were
nearly all drowned. Four sailors, how-1
ever, succeeded in righting the boat and
bringing her to the side of the vessel
again, and then saved some of them. But
while the boat was still alongside, more
emigrants leaped into it, and capsized
her again. She was onenmere righted,
and as many as possible taken on board.
Two other boats were loNvered with much
trouble. The largest contained no less
than thirty-five, with six of the crew,
some of whom got into another boat, less
heavily laden, leaving two to steer. The
last beati with tne. same number of sail
ors, and full of -emigrants, succeeded in
getting clear of those who, endeavoring
to jump in off the ship, fell into the wa
ter and swam around it. I The captain,
seeing that he could do nothing more,
ordered tie rest •of the crew, about fif.
teen men; to threw overboard everything
that would float. All were lashed 'to
gether so as to form a kind of raft. This
was hardly done, when some of the poi
sen,,ers still on board threw themselves
upon it in large numbers, followed, by
several of the sailors, filling the air with
despairing. cries. At this time others
rushed Madly from one end or the deck
to the other. The tumult was such that
it was itnposible far the captain to!make
himself heard, though giving reiterated
orders and seeking to stop the panic. At
this time from one hundred and thiity to
one hundred and fifty emigrants had suc
ceeded iin getting upon spars alongside
the ship, though' many were still strug
gliug in the - water, when the topmasts,
with their yards, Sc., all on fire,,snddenly
gave. way, and fell right upon theie in
the boat, killing many at once and throw
ing the others into the sea. 'The cries
of the rounded'atid drovrtritm-wero
ble. Words are powerless to give an idea
of the horrors of the scene. Th,e unfor
tunate still on board the ship in their
great terror surrounded the captain and
the Baileys, clinginm to them and beseech
! ing them to save them. Some time after,
the fire between docks gaining the Upper
deck alad the masts ? . a fresh panic broke
lout among them, and, seeing their, only
°bonne of safety was to get upon the raft,
the poor creatures fought among them
selves to reach it. Many fell WO the
water and were drowned; others succeed.
ed in, reaching the raft, but the main
mast fell upon them some minutes aft l er.
ward and crushed a number to death.
Then only, did the second mate. ' and a
few fell the crew jump overboard. Being
good swimmers they proceeded towards
the beats, at some distance, and were
fortunate enough to reach them, and still
more so in being taken in by the owl'.
pants. About two hours after the fire
broke out a part of the deck, being en
tirely undermined, J fell in s and a large
number 'of emigrants were precipitatediNumber held to personal service ' 19,053
Iheadlong into the burning- furnace b e . Number furnished substitutes 13,343
neath. It wits horrible to see the flames These facts, adds the Ledger, :elearly
!baring out of this gulf. The heat was suf. show that, las a mean,s_of eecruiting the
Ifocating, arid it was impossible to remain l airtiy, the draft was entirely inadequate.
any longer on board. The lashing which ,Those whoiwere exempted, those who ran
held the raft together being burnt dip' away from / the draft, and those who paid
it parted in;two, with many persone cling- commutation, swallowed up nearly the
lug to thetanks and many underneath. entire number . drafted. , The number
The eafitai , under the absolute impos.l held to pereonal service sins but a mall
sibility of tieing anything to save. those' portion 'of the whole amount. This
still on board, and net bing able to re-1
proves that volunteering, however ex.
main, with them any longer, jumped over- , pensive it may - be, is the most popular;
board, and, seeing two boats at a great surest, and speediest means of raising an
distance, swam towards them. After army, andf making satisfied and willing
swimming for three-quarters of an hour, soldiers. 'he average measurement of
together with two sailors who followed the chest, at inspection of the recruits
him, they were at last perceived-by ;the was, 35.16 inches. The average height
'emigrants who steered towards them “ -- was 5 feetl6.4(laches. Vermont troops
and at a risk of being capsized and drown. 'Allowed tke g?eatest number of inches
ad, picked them up in a state of almost around the chest and the greatest height
complete exhaustion. Th,e captain then but Peonsylvania troops were close upon
took command tsf the two boats, and irn- Vermont- 77 for her men measured an av.
mediately steered towards the ship in crago of 5; feet 7.08 inches, against Ver.
order to see if, with the spars floating moat's 5 feet 7.62. In the measurement
about, they Could make a raft to save' around the chest the men of .Pennsylva
those clinging to various objects, and nia were 1.55 inches less than Vermont.
those banging to the Alp and bowsprit. The Veteran, Resolve Corps shows that
But nothing could be done. They re- nearly every !fourth man, has been trans
maineti, however, near the burning ship ferred to it on account of disability from
until 3A. ix., when she sank, carrying honorable Wounds. The linrses and
with her:the rest of the poor creatures mules in thearmy amounted) Po 300,000
on board.- The boats then steered N. N. During the first eight months Of the year
W. There was no water on board hither 1864, the cavalry of the A4ny of the
of them. One boat had no provhions, Potomac was supplied with two remounts
land the other had two' or three fowls, a —nearly 40,000 horses
duck ) and a pig. During all this l time The espeuditnres for the! Ordnance
the sea was calm, for had the slightest Department: during the yeari were e4s,.
breeze arisen all west have inevitably 502,823, and there remained in the
have perished, the boats being laden arsenals on the 30th of June last 2,037
nearly to the water's edge. The ship-Ifield cannon and siege guns,' 1,304,947
wrecked party continued their way until small arms, and 1,831,853 !pounds of
sr. 35., when they were seen and saved!artillery ammunition. There wore in.'s
by the steamer Lafayette. The third ' operation during the year 6,5'00 miles of'
boat was met by the Itussian three-masted military telegraph, of which 7q miles are
bark limed; which spoke the Lafayette submarine. One million eight hundred
the same night. At the request {)f Cap• thousand telegraph messages!were trans.
tamp Bocande, the captain of the Ilmaii i witted during the year, at lan average
transferred his shipvirecked guests to the! cost, chargime the whole yearly' e±pense
Lafayette. ! 1 • of construction, maintenance; and opera-
The Mercury piek t ed up the four boat's tion to them, of only thirty cents. There
crew, respecting whose fate so much anx- were purchased during the !year - about
iety was felt on the 28th of June. The 9,500 army wagon's, 1,100 ambulances,
captain of the Mercery lay to for several and harness for 175,000 anmals. The
days, and Subsequently cruised about in special report of animals and means of
the neighborhood of the disaster, with transportation with the • several armies
watches on the yards, in the hope of res- during the year are imperfebt, but it is
cuing others of the sbiptsreck - ed. One estimated that there were shout 300,000
man, and subsequently one woman and horses and mules in the service of the
three men, were thus picked up. Among army, of which the horses were abut
the forty-three rescued by the Mercury 170,000, and the mules about 130;000.
are five women and fiv•e children, of whom The number of men who have died in
one, born on board the William, Nelson, ! hospitals, in the vicinity' of Washington,
is an infant only fourteen days old. Thislfrom :August Ist, 1861, to August Ist
infant and his sister, three years old, are 1864, is stated at 12,708, of whom 4,910
the sole survivors of a whole family on were natives of the United State's.
board. Over two hundred flags, captured trim
rebels in various battles; received during
the year, are deposited for safe keepitig•
Many others are supposed to have been
disposed of by persons who captured or
had them in possession, ib ignorance of
their being public property. One hun
dred and 'sixty men were presented with
medals of honor for capturing rebel flags
and oilier acts of bravery.
$ The statistics of the Surgeon Oenerare
Department 'show that there were in ope
ration on the 89th of .1 une, 1564, 190.
hospitals, with a capacity of 120,521 beds.
During the year be health of the entire
army was Letter ban is Canal with troops
engaged so, constantly on active duty and
inrarduous campai g ns. No destructive
epidemics prevailed in any section, and
the number:of sick and wounded, tattle'
large, was comparatively small in the pro
portion it bore to the whole army. At!
the close of the year the number of the!
sick and wounded, both with their coin-
teards and in the general hospitals, was!
lesslthan sixteen (16) per' cent. of the!
stregth of the army. Of this numberi
9.3 per cent. were wounded. The deaths
from diseaSo durin g June, 1864, were
2.98 per thousand of mean strength ;
from wounds, 3.10 per thousand; total
deaths, 6,08 per thousand, or six-tenths,
of one per, cent. for the „month. During!
the same month of the previous year the'
total -was 7.3 per thousand of mean
strength, or over seven-tenths of one per
cent. There were furnished during the
year to disabled soldiers 669 legs and
339 arms. • -
Secretary Stantoles Report.
During the war, one of the most diffi
cult thinge to learn, says the. Philadel
phia Ledger, was the precise extent of
tnlistments, and the number or the mili
ary force we had in the field. Secretary
Stanton bas just furnished a repot which
lets a little light into the popular dark
rids on this subject. Thera were enlisted
for the army from November Ist, 1863
to November Ist, 1864, 402,608 white
and colored troops. Colored volunteers'
enlisted in rebel States from January Ist,
1864, to. October 14th, of the same year,
22,143. In the same period the recruits
for the regular army were 13,871. Vet
erans and re•enlisted before the expiration
of their service, between November Ist,
1863, and November Ist, 1864, 136,507.
Drafted and substitutes, 74,006. For
'the naval service and marine corps, from
February to November, 1864, 24,68 3 ;
making a total of 675,452. The report
says :
In estimating the number of troops
called into service, it' 'hag been the care
lof the Department to take into account
'the whole number ;of men mustered,
without regard to the fact that the same
persons may have been previously dis
charged after having been accepted and
credited on preceeding calls.
A large part(near two hundred thou
sand) of the men accepted in the years
1861 and 1862, were soon found to be
unfit for service, and 'were- discharged.
This accounts, partially, for the large
excess carried forward from thee calls of
1862 and deducted from those of 1863.
The colored troops enlisted up to Oc
tober 30th, 1864, numbered 101,950.
This branch of the service, up to that
time, lost by battle, discharges, desertions,
and diseases, 83,132 men. Up to Nor.
7th, 1864, Gen. Thomas had organized
'along the Mississippi river a force of
56,320 colored tr i ceps.
The operations of the draft are very
remarkable. Thp report is dated Nov.
.25 , 01 7 Fr0m1864. ron2 July let, 1864, up
to that tjme,l3o,ooo names were added
to the enrolment list, and 285,398 names
stricken off. This enrolment showed
the national force, not called out up to
November Ist, 1864, to consist of 2,784,-
266 men. In the draft of 1863 the quota
drafted for, was 194,952, with fifty per
cent. added. The report says:
,Of this number 39,417 failed to report,
and 164,887 were exempted from physi
cal and other causes;, 62,227 paid- com
mutation,' 26,002 furnished substitutes,
and 9, 848 were bald to service.
The total deficiency drafted for was 50,36 i
The number repotted and examined 85,861
The no. exempted for physical dis. 31,446
The no. exempted for other causes 19,648
The number held to personal service, 3,418
The number furnished substitutes ' 8,903
The number who paid commutation 32,446
On September 19th, 4864, another
draft was had, and on the result, known
up to November Ist, was as follows :
Number reported and examined - 72,432
Number exempted for plasinal die. 20,332
Number exempted for otherica.usei 10,797
The Oil City register !says the Pit
Hole excitement still continues. Towns
are springing up is that favored locality,
and every one seeking to invest his means
in oil land or , leasef thereat; One day
last week the United States Petroleum
Company (sold fifteen leases at audio];
and the prices ranged from 84000 to 67,-
000 per lease. Just.-think of paying a
bonus of this amount, beside giving to
the company one half of -thie oil. • But
large fortunes are being made there every
hour, and the excitement is unabated
No one, so a friend tells us, is allowed to
own any of the property in jthat l locality
longer than fifteen minutes,)so that spec- .
ulation has become legitimate. Mining
operations are busily caried on every
where and we think the developments of
the present season will prove the most
favorable ever before . known. We, esti.
mate the daily; productionat about 6,000
barrels. Of this it Hole produces
fully 2,000 barrels ' per day, or one third.
At a dinneoo Gen, Sherman in St.
Louis on Thursday last he made a speech
closing with this singular sentence :
"Therefore, myl friendS, now that the
war is over, let ne all go to work to do
what seems most honest and just to re.
store our country to its physical prosperi.
ty. As to its political prospersty,l know
nothing of it and care about it far less."
Soda fountains have been introdno
the tiainf3 cf the Little Niama
Mercantile Aplraisensent,
List of Dealers in Merchandise in the
Cdunty of Potter, for the year ,1865,, with
Classifications, &c.
Place. Cl's. Amt.
Tracy Scott, Allegany, 14 7,00
B. K. Spencer, Couderspdrt, - 14 7,00
P.A. Stebbins k Co., " 13 10.00
C. S. k E. A. Jones, " 13.10,00
D. E. Olmsted, " I'3 10.00
Collins Smith, " 14 'l,OO
John S. Mann, " 1:4 7,00
Mason - Nelson d: Co., " • 14 7,00
H. J. Olmsted. • • " 14 7,00
J..i• W. !Innis, Harrison, 14 7,00
Krusen k Buck Bros,Efarrison Valley, 14 . 7:00
Mary A. Goodman, " " 14 7,00
Cyrus Siinderlin,! Hector, 14 7,00
Henry . Andieson, Kettle. Creek, 14 7,00
Charles Meissner, • Germania, 14 7,00
Augustus Hepp, " - 14 7,00
H. Theis, 14 7,00
Jacob Kull, , " ' 14 7,00
J. Schwartzenbach, Brewer," ' 5,u0
Frederick Och " 10 11,00
Chappel k Bros., Ulysses, 5 L4 7,00
Peterson Co " 14 700
S. W. Monroe, ' " 14 7,00
1; Bird, " 14 7,00
Colwell & Weston Bros, Roulet, 14 :,00
Chs:Broderman, Germanin,Distiller, 9 25;00
B. S. Colwell, Millpcirt, 14-.7,00
A. W. Humphrey, Shingle House, 14 7.00
Mrs. Ldcke, East Sharon, 14 7,09
Geo. A. Barclay, Wharton, 14 7,00
Joel Raymond, " 14 7,00
Hurry Lord, Oswayo, 14 7,00
Johnson 4- Nelson, 't 14 7,00
L. H. KINNEY, Mercantile .appraiser.
Sane 27, 1865. .
Summer Goods !
VOUIt atttention is invited to the large"
attractive stock just .received, and for
sale as low as the same qualities can be bought
.nywhere in the county. !!
We have on' hand ,a large abet Taried
sort menX bf,Ddruestic Ctittons, coniptising
COTTON riAs-stLs, on which we
cannot be undersold.
We purchase our goads for - Cash and ore
them at a very small advance
Prom post. -
F you want to purchase
GrtA.lC, •
, • BLUE, of
FLAW ritExatt StintllNG FLANNEL, call
At OliitstedPs.
DRESS (100ns;
RII.OOE, ntiti
,ON'r--% CS, 1 +-
a full supply
At °tingled%
poN , T fail to call before purchasing and
' see the assortment
'At Olin sled'
- ErNOßMen ' Women et Children, in great m.
riety and cheap
For Molasses„Byrup, Sugar, Tea and TF off e
in fact everything in the Grocery linel
A full assortment of almost everything that
kept In a country store on hand. We intina
to keep Good that-tvilt give satisfaction and
sell good artilles at the lowest liring profit:
1 ,211 . OLMSTED'S,
Grain of all kinds,
Butter, Wool,
Sheep Pelts, int.,
Deer. Skins:
County, Tbwnship and School Orders, for; all
of which the highest prices will be p.m.
At Olmsted's
Coudersport, Pa,Nov'r 18, £9BT
TrIHE Subsdriber offers for Sale the follow
J. ing tracts of land, to wit :
One tract of One Hundred and Forty-thrsii
and seven-tenths; acres in Pike township,
Potter county, on 'the Genesee Forks. Price
$llOO. Sixty acres are improved, with ono
log bare, frame kitchen, frame barn, forty
good fruit trees, and two hundred sugar.
maple trees. The farm will cut grass, in •
good season, sufficient, at prtisent prices, to
pay for it. .
Also, another tr
an, .ract or and two
tenths acres, in Eulalia township, four' mile.
from Coudersport, Thirty acres of which aro
improved, with one frame house, bar;
and some fruit trees thereon. Price f 450.
Also, a Wagon Sh o p and haif lot in the
Borough of Coudersport, one lot west of P. A.
Stebbins' & Co's Store near Of emigre's HoteL
The tools, lumber, &C., can, be bough,4 pew
sonably ; or a portion of them,if the pureboter
so desires. Ono half can be paid in. Wagon-
A reducti9n 9f ten per cent will be made
for Cash clown.
For further particulars enquire of the sat , .
scriber at his Wagon-Shop iri,Couderapart.
Feb, 20 1886 W. E. I'M
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