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femarks of Hon. John s. Mann,
Ou the question of instructing the U.
S. Senate to refuse to confirm the nomina-;
lion of Edgar Cowan as Minister to Aus- 1
Mr. Speaker, if my voice will permit, 1
Oesire to say a few words in support of this
■And first, I do not understand the appeal
Ynnclo by the gentleman from Fayette, ot
that the offering of this resolution is any
•discourtesy to the other side of the House.
I think the majority ot this House, repre
senting a majority of the voters ot Penn
avrvAtrta, have the right, and it is Lheii
•duty, to expiess their o] iniou of the man
who have been so notorious as this man.
Edgar Cowan. The gentlemen in the mi-,
nority have an opportunity for their own
vindication by putting themselves on rec '
•ord against any such resolution.
I hold that it is not only the right, but!
It is the tlnly, of the people of this State,
.and the Representatives in this Hall, tode- (
Hiounce Edgar Cowan upon every proper
•occasion. His name having been sent to
the Senate of the United States f or con- j
Urination of his appointments Minister to
Austria, this becomes a proper and filing
time for the Legislature of Pennsylvania
to rebuke him for his insolent defiance of
the wishes of the people of this State. Foi
JUX years this man lias stood in .the ba'lsof
the Senate of the United States, insolently
•defying the people who elected him. The
people of Permit Ivatiia, on every occasion
when they had opportunity to speak, re
•q .ested and instructed him* to pursue the
■course he pledged himself to pursue ifelec
led, and vet, constantly, insolently and de
fi tutly, this man has stood there scorning
the appeals of the people who raised him
to his present position. Why, sir, there
"was no man who assisted in hi> election, no
man who said and felt when he wa> elected
that it was as a representative of freedom,
•of ■justice and of humanity, but was pain
tfuily convinced, after Edgar Cowan had
(risen in his place in the L uited States Sea
gate, that he hud committed an outrage on
ftfec peop'e of' Pennsylvania 1 listened to
•him for two weeks in the spring of 1862,
and, during that eutiie time, lie never rose
to utter a sentiment that he did not insult
the people of Pennsylvania. Now, when
the people of this State have an opportun
ity to speak of him as he deserves, that it
fis not acting courteously to the minority i
si strange proposition to me. lam not able
to understand such logic and such reason-j
1 intend to treat every gentleman on tin
tfloor who differs from me courteously, prop
erly and gentlemanly. All intercourse be
tween members upon this floor ought to be.'
"upon a 1 occasions, gentlemanly and courte
•otis. But when it comes to speaking of men
who have acted as this man Cowan has act
■ed, we would be recreant to our trust if we
did not speak ot them as they deserved,
•and as this resolution speaks.
It is asked, to what has he been a trai
tor? Ho has Been a traitor to the highest
princip'es that a man can pledge himself
to supp >i t.
He took the place of David Wilmot —
foe took it from a Legislature that accepted k
the position of David Wilmot as a true po
sition. He knew, when he took his seat in
the National Halls, that every man who
Voted for him expected that ho would walk
in the footsteps of David Wilntot. If he
•did not intend so to do, he obtained his
seat under false pretenses. I say he com
mitted a greater crime, morally speaking.
Sti thus obtaining that seat, than any man
"who is convicted in the court of common
•sessions, Gentlemen say he had a right to
change his opinions. So he had as an in
•dividual. 1 honor a man anywhere and
•everywhere, acting for himself, who stands
tip and says he is convinced he has been
•acting wrongfully heretofore, and changes'
•his course. Ido not csrre fiom which side
lie changes, if he satisfies me, fro in the rea
son that he gives, of tire honesty in his
change of sentiments. I know him when
he acts for himself. But when he acts as
the representative of a people 1 say he has
tio right to change against the men who
invested him with his representative char
actor, no more than an agent, or a proxy
who has received a power of attorney to,
do a certain thing, has the right to do!
otherwise. No more. This allusion that
was made here to gentlemen who have
•changed their sentiments is not to the pout.
The question is not whether Mr Cowan
•had a right to change his -entiments; but,
having changed, had he the right to hold
■the position he acquired from the people
•of Pennsylvania, avow ing other sentiments!'
That is the point, and upon that point, it
-the gentleman from Fayette [Mr. BOYLE]
•has any regard for his party in its formei
position, he will have nothing more to sa\
•of the denunciation of Edgar Cowan.
It was not long ago, when, if a Senator,
presumed to differ with the Legis'ature of
Pennsylvania, even upon the question of a
•chart?:r bank, he was called upon to resign;
and the gentleman's party were loudest it■
■demanding that he should resign If that j
xvas wrong, what is the crime of Edgar
Cowan w here the great questions o!
liberty and justice ai d honor aie concerned.'' j
He has stood there in hi- place for six years,
misrepresenting the people of Pennsylvania,
Knowing he was misrepresenting them
knowing he had been elected to carry out
other principles. He has been standing'
there an open, notorious traitor, and now
he is taken up by a traitor President and j
presented with all the honors that can be,
I say that it is due to the people ofj
Pennsylvania who have sent us here that I
we should enter our protest against such,
I thank the gentleman for having offer-'
cd this resolution.
ihe Virginia Legislature lias rejected ,
the Coustitutii nal Amendment,
m im rnvtfsrrT^+g"ta —_ ■ ii mm n i n
Coudcrsport, I'a. 1
Tuesday, Jail. 20, 18G7.
M. W. MCALAKNEY, EDITOR. I
.fan, 18. Mr. Mann introduced in the House ,
5. supplement to an act appointing commission- ,
ers to lay out and open a State road in tin;'
I counties of Potter and Clinton, approved the ; '
I tit H day of March, A. D. 1 s is, which was referr- <
|ed to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and'
Also, an ict to amend an act entitled AN act I
to incorporate the Potter County forest improve- j
• mcnt company, aproved Mav first, A. N 1861.'
and the supplement thereto, spproved the 1 Oth I
day of August, A. D. 1861, which was referred :
' to the Committee on Corporations.
I Also, an act authorizing the supervisors ofj
jUlyss* township, Potter county, to levy a tax!
to refund to Perry Lewis, in said township, the j
sum of four hundred dollars, it being forpuoney ;
j advanced as t<> volunteers, which was!
! referred to the Committee on Military.
I Senator Cowan having beeiCuouiiaated by
President Johnson, Mini-ter to Austria,tire Le- j
H'is'.ature passed a resolution instructing the !
' Senate to reject his nomination. On the ques- !
I tioi*. of the adoption of this resolution, our mem- ;
berg, very properly,voted "ave" —and Mr.Mann
made a short speech, which we publish in ano- i
1 flier column, ably sustaining the justice <of such ;
• a course.
i Jan. 2'J. Mr.Mann introduced an act relating j
to the sale of lands for taxes in Potter county,
which was referred to the Committee on the
Also, an act further to regulate the granting !
jof licenses to hotels and eating bouses, which
i was referred to the Committee on Vice and i m- j
Also, an act to authorize the supervisors of
j West Branch township to levy an additional
road tax, which was referred to the Committee
on tow nships.
I A resolution wag offered in the House on the ,
8;!:. by Mr. Mann, declaring "that it is the im -
pmatiYe duty of Congress to establish such :
: governments in the rebel Btates as will secure
each loyal person therein full and complete
protection to life, liberty, property, and the en
joyment of equal political rights." The resolu-,
tiou was passed by a vote of 57 to 32—every so
called Democrat voting against it. It inav be
well enough to preserve this record for future
frefePb•'Cfe,as, iu ;ul probability, those who op
posed the resolution will, in after years, deny
having vutei against it.
— MEETING OF CONGRESS. —An act has
j been passed providing for the meeting of
the 40th Congress on the 4th of March
next, the day the 39th dies and the 40th
begins. It also provides that each succeed
ing Congress shall meet first on the 4th of
March instead of the first Monday in
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 1867.
Last Monday Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, offer
el the following iu the IIou>e:
I do impeach Andrew Johnson, Vice
President and acting President of the Uni
ted States, of high crimes and misdemean
ors. I charge him with the usurpation of
power iu violation of law, in that he has
corruptly u>ed the appointing power; in
that he has corruptly used the pardoning
power; in that he has corruptly used the!
veto power; in that he has corruptly dis
posed i f the public property of the United
States; in that he has corruptly interior red
in elections, and coinrnited acts and con
spired with others to commit acts which in
contemplation of the Constitution are high
crimes an 1 misdemeanors: therefore, be it
Resolved , That the committee on the
Judicarv be and are hereby authorized to
inquire into the official conduct of Andrew
Johnson, Vice President of the United •
States, discharging the duties of the office :
of President of the United States, and to
report to this House whether in thewopin-'
j i ui the said Andrew Johnson, while in said
office, has been guilty of acts which were
designed or calculated to overthrow, subvert
or corrupt the Government of the United
.States or any department or officer thereof,
aud whether the said Andrew Johnson has
been gui ty of any act or has conspired
with others to do acts which, in contem
plat ion of the Constitution, are high crimes
aud misdemeanors, requiring the interposi
tion of the constitutional power of this
Home, and that said committee have pow
er t<> send for persons and papers and to
administer thecustomaiy oath to witnesses.
All debate was shut off and it was adop
ted by yeas 1(18, nays 38. Among the
nays are llay inoml and Dodge of New
York, Whaiey of West Virginia and Spakl-'
ing of Ohio, who some tunes belong to the o
Republican majority. A good many were
absent, but the balance including a number!
who tried to be Johnson men last session,
fur authorizing the law commit
tee to-consider the question of impeach j 1
ment. Thais all there is in the resolution. '
This course was agreed on in a caucus last
wetk of which Judge Scofield was chair- <
man. It was also agreed by a majority that 1
all further proceedings towards impeach- j ,
ment should be first taken in caucus. This;,
was a wise discretion. It will enable the!
\ party to act together and advisedly what-J
ever is undertaken. Ido not yet believe j,
that any general effort will be made to im
peach Andrew Johnson. But I think the -
i opinion is pretty general that it is well
! enough to see what ground there is for im- j
peaehment and let him know that it may be
done if he keeps on swinging round the circle j
hereafter. 11l other words> they will get
the fagots dry and ready. It remains for
him to determine by bis conduct whether
they shall be touched off or uot.
—Hon. John Beale, a prominent citizen |
|of Juniatta county, died on tho 7th inst.,
aged 68 years.
Hon. James W.Nye has been re-elected
U.S. Senator from Nevada, for the full term
of six vears from the 4th of March next.
• • 1
—-West Virginia has ratified the Con-i
istiautional Amendment. The vote iu the
Ilouee on its passage stood 43 to 11.
—Hon. Lyman Trumbull has been re- 1
; elected U. S. Senator from Illinois for tin
thirJ term of six years, commencing on the;
i 4th of March next, i
. 1J II 111 'MK 1 V . 1 WLL \W _ JC^"JR^
INFERNAL ACT. —Wednesday morning^ 1
of this week, Dr. Thornton of this place, ;
found the tongue of a valuable horse cut t
entirely out, and lying in the feed trough. c
The perpetrator of this most fiendish, inhu
man act, is not yet known. We really did
not suppose that in our community there i
could be a human being so totally deprived 1
of humanity as to deal thus with an inno- |
cent irrational creature. This dastardly i
act deserves the severest punishment known
to our laws A man who could he guilty
of such a deed, would not hesitate to com
mit murder.— Lcwisburg Chronicle. s
Mu. FDITOR: In your valuable JOLBNAL of
the 15th inst., "One of the Latter," who appears ' |
by his address to be a resident of Potter County, I
proposes a series of questions in reference to ,
Graded Schools; six in number, which might I
lead us to think he was honestly seeking fori
inhumation if he had not given us an indirect!
intimation in his closing paragraph,that beheld
the responsible position of Director in some:
School 1 district.
'1 be State of Pennsylvania spent several
thousand dollars to place the information he
asks'for (and more, that does not seem to have |
occurred to him) in the possession of everv ,
School Director m the State. This costly pul>-
j iication, of great intjinsic value, was sentgra-!
I tuittMisly, to every School District, in 1856, bv j
J tire State Superintendent, aceomptinied with
! the suggestion tlrat permitting it to la? lost or
j stolen might result in the forfeiture of the State
appropriation. 1f he will refer to the copy be
longing to his Board, he will find a fuller and
| better answer than any that could be given in
the* columns of yout paper.
Others, not having this help, would have re
ferred to their Dictionaries and finding "Grade"
to be a degree in any ascending series, ami
"Gradation" a regular advance by degrees or
steps, would experience no difficulty in under
standing the intent of the law, authorizing Di
rectors to establish "Schools of different Grades"
(Pamphlet Laws 185 J, See. 23. IX„ page
622.) and requiring the County Superintendent
to see "that the School shall be equal to the
Grade f<>r which it W,TS established," (Sec, 37.
W hcther separate buildings are used, or sep
arate rooms in one building, an intelligent
Hoard would understand that the number
should be regulated by the means of the Dis
trict and Jhe nature of tire studies pursued in it
—or likely to be, within a reasonable time—not
excluding any of the general branches of an
Academic course. This, speaking more espec
ially f-r the Borough, would require provision'
; for about 120 pupils at present, but for a School
of only 40 or 50! the Directors would find it
more economical to divide into PRIMARY and
GRAN MAR Schools, than to pay the prices which
should be paid to procure a Teacher qualified in
the higher branches ami occupy half or two
thirds of the time in primary instruction ; while !
the satisfaction derived from the more rapid
progress fit the scholars would fully compen
sate the Directors for any increase "of labor it
might occasion to them. The main divisions or
grades are the Primary, Grammar, and High j
Schools, rating in proportionate number of.
scholars as 6, 3 and 1 of every 10. To accom
modate 1-50 sfholars this would require three
: rooms, two Primary and one Grammar includ
irg the higher Branches, as no school should at:
any time exceed 50 scholars under tlie charge
of one teacher, and an arrangement of this kind
would not only stop the exodus fjoin home to
foreign Schools to obtain the education b-nied
them here, but by iTsincreased facility for study
would create a love for the school on the part
iof the scholar, that would ensure to him the
greatest advancement he is capable of as a
if "One <>f the Latter" seeks) lis own interest
as a fax-payer, he will give his influence "or a !
Graded School wherever the number of children |
between the ages of 5 and 21 will warrant it.
As the father of a family his children will be
better educated tvi tiro n't the temptations and
dangers attendant -on leaving home. As an
owner of property he will be repaid an hundred
fold by the increased value freely given where
educational facilities are best provided. If lie
is still unsatisfied with the explanations given,
or because 1 have answered who was not asked,
1 hot >e that "Com." will again take up his pen-, 1
and for first calling public attention to the sub-,
ject, accept the thanks of A DIRECTOR.
City Items fai' Country People.
MY DEAR YOUNG FRIENDS IN POTTSR —--Near
the close of September, 1866, just as those:
long, dismal rains were giving place to the
golden sunshine of October, and the trees were
preparing to assume that endless variety of tints !
so characteristic of our beautiful Northejn for
ests, I left the dear old hills ami valleys, t e
sparkling streams and singing birds of Hotter,
and came to live in Philadelphia. I was duly j
impressed with the supposed grandeur, and i,
consequent happiness, of city life ; yet it was
with toolings of sadness that I left the pleasant
ruTal scenes to enter my new sphere. My du
ties in the office of an excellent, and justly eel-1
ebrafed physician—were not arduous, and in
my leisure hours I began to think of my friends
far away, and judging them by myself, thought :
perhaps they would like to hear something 1 1
about the various interesting placsc f o IK- seen 1
in this place. Accordingly 1 determined to !
write a letter, and here it is. If you please,
we will lake a rapid survey of the general ar- 1
rangement of the city, and make a few visits. '
I f you are interested in this, I will, at some . 1
future time, tell you about the Police and Fire- j 1
Departments, Gas-Works, Ac.
Philadelphia is situated between the Dela- '
ware and Schuylkill rivers, extending South to '
within about one mile of their junction—the
remainder of the distance being somewhat ;
swampy—and north several miles, the whole!
county being included under city government,!
A large portion of the town, and by far the I!
most beautiful—by way of shade trees, fine '
dwellings and spacious grounds—dies west of '
The streets running east and west are named; j '
those north and south numbered, commencing i'
at the Delaware. The buildings are numbered , :
in a manner remarkable for convenience, and 1
worthy our attention, as a few moments study 11
will make it all plain. Let us suppose our
selves in Market Street—the great business j'
th or nigh fare connecting the two rivers—near '
the Delaware, and going west. As we pass j ;
Second Street we observe that the first house, !:
south side, is numbered 200, after Third Street, ! '
30(1, Ac. This is done without reference to the
number of doors in the square just passed. As 1
streets generally have two sides, the even mini- ?
Iters are upon the south, and the odd upon the
north side. Going north From Market Street, ,
and omitting intermediate-alleys* we cross Arch,
Race, and Vine (Streets successively. As we i
pass each, ami see the numbers, 100, 200, and 1
300, we conclude at once, that these streets are '
[numbered both ways from Market. By this JI
arrangement,a n y person possessingafairamount |'
of intelligence, after learning the names given ■'
above, and Chestnut south ot Market,can read- 1
ily find most of the places we are to visit. For I
example, 1020 Arch—call there, when you are
in town—is the tenth door above, i. e. west of !
Tenth Street, and south side.
With your permissi ii we will first go to the j
State House, a brick building, the various di- j!
visions of which occupy the entire space be- j 1
tween Fifth, and Sixth Streets south side of j 1
Chestnut. At one end is the central Fire and j'
Police Telegraph Office, of which I will speak '
at another time. Most of the rooms are occu- "
pred by the court and various county offices. [ 1
We eaicA" the principal, door, and turning to j
the left, find ourselves in the only room which
visitors care to ?ee. A glance shows that it is
a National gallery. The entire walls are cov-1
ered with portraits of celebrated persona, prin
cipally men of the Revolution, with the wives
of some of them. But the eye at once falls
upon a large, cracked bell, surmounted by an
American eagle, and supported by an appro
priate pedestal of six feet height, which is sur
rounded by an iron railing. The scenes con
nected with the first reading of tire Declaration
of Independence, and the part performed by
this old bell, are recalled, and we fain would
linger, thinking of those days of both joy and
sorrow, but our attention is attracted to a full
statue of Washington, directly opposite the door
where we entered. The Father of Dur Country
stands before us! >So modest, yet so noble,
(So mild and friendly, yet we have read of him
facing the enemy's tire, alone ; thus inducing
his retreating troops to rally and conquer. But
time will not allow us to continue these reflect
ions here. The impression te too distinct to be
forgotten, and will furnish food tor leisure
thought. Co, and about the pedestal are me
mentoes of the late war; a few boiuh-shells.
cannon-balls, pieces of remarkable ships, build
ings, trees, Ac. Prominent in v.cw, are life-size,
full length portraits of William IVnu, and La
layette. Cue smaller, full-length,steelengrav
| ing of Washington deserves notice. Approach
ing it, Ave read that it is woven in silk ! A
I closer examination does not reveal the fact, yet
iit is indeed a product of the loom. 11 was ex
ecuted in France, and presented by the manu
facturers, who at the same rime sent one to
I New York, and one to Boston. Just think of
it. The loom rivaling the pencil! 1 leave you
to imagine ltow it was done. We will now
j obtain tickets, free of charge, from the Presi
j dent's desk, and ascend to the steeple. From
this lofty position we can see nearly the whole
city. On the east is the Delaware, upon which
I may be seen various sailing craft, while on the
opposite shore is Camden, N. J. Far to the
' north-west is Girard College. It is upon cie
■ vated ground-, and as the view from its roof is
far superkxr to this, we will go there, pausing
\ only to notice that the bell—whose mouth is
five feet in diameter—is secured in a fixed po
sition, and is rung by a peculiar arrangement
connected with the tongue ; whip- outside is a
large hammer for fire-alarms, and opposite one
! connected with the clock. The faces of the
clock are tr-pisluceiit, and at night are illumi
Returning diagonally across the ragular
squares to the north-west, is a street called
ltidge Avenue, 11commences at 9th and Vine,
—please find the pi ice. from this point we
take the street cars, or rather they lake us, di
! rectly t<> the south-east corner of the high stone
wall which surrounds the College grounds.
Passing to the entrance, we register our names,
and are admitted, Now, for the first time, we
become conscious of the great magnitude of the
building. It is composed of marble and stone
of a similar appearance, is entirely surrounded
I by steps and a broad verandah, over the latter
of which the roof extends, at the height of forty
, <r fifty feet, and is supported by immense
fluted columns. 1 think the bases of these are
j eight feet in diameter—large ornamental capi
, tals—ihe shafts composed of blocks of from two
to four feet perpendicular length. The feeling
- excited in the mind of the beholder who is nn
! accustomed to greater things, are those of awe,
and proud satisfaction that man can accomplish
so much. As our ticket admits us only to the
unoccupied portions, we must content ourselves
with looking in at the windows—during holi
days —where we see the furniture common to
the school room ; notiing some valuable appa
ratus in the labaratorv. But we will ascend t<>
the top of the building. On emerging, through
a small orifice left for the purpose,our first ex
| pressions are of surprise at the extent ot the
roof. Three or four good sized houses might
stand on either side. The inclination is so
! slight as to cause no inconvenience, being only
| sufficient to insure the descent of ihe water
over the great white slabs, which are laid nearly
i like shingles. But we quickly glance at the
' scene now open to our gaze. South of us is the
: pricipal part of the city ; a great, dark-looki|gr
; mass of buildings, extending for two or three
miles. Nutnerofis spires, reaching far sky-ward,
I mty be seen in every part, This great dome,
apparently so near, yet: a mile distant, is that of
tlie Catholic Cathedral. Here and there is a
I column of sruoke or steam, suggestive of the
industry of the inhabitants. Beyond, is seen
the broad, si her line of the Delate are, extending
i from the east far to the south. The Schuylkill
: may also he seen passing through the city a
; short distance west, and uniting with the Dela
ware far below. Thus we see .the whole city,
j hajf enclosed by rivers. Looking fmvtli, we
! see a broad stretch of most beautiful rolling
land, thickly dotted with houses, and as thickly
interspersed with green fields, ami pleasant
groves. Far beyond what has been mentioned,
meeting the sky in the hazy distance, and form
ing. as it, were, a frame for our picture, is what
appears to he a line of low,blue hills, unbroken
throughout the entire circle. I suppose this is
really but the general face of the country, too,
far distant to lie distinctly seen. The whole
scene is calculated to iinpr, ss ns verV strongly
with the idea that we have seen considerable of
the world at once.
A few squares south is the State Penitentiary.
We will visit the buildings, although we will j
not be allowed to see the prisoners. A large
square is enclosed by a wall several feet in
thickness, and fifteen to twenty in height. In
the centre is an octagonal edifice, sides about
eight feet, from seven of which radiate long;
buildings, wlrile opposite the eighth is the en
trance. These buildings do not extend quite to
the octagon, as they are too wide, but aie con
nected by narrow frails which extend through
out their entire length,and upon both sides of
which are the -eel's—little, narrow rooms, six or !
eight feet by fourteen. The second floors are !
arranged iu a similar manner, and are occupied
by females. Each building has its own trade,
so that in one are shoemakers, in another,
weavers, Ac. Convicts, upon their arrival, are
allowed to choose their employment. Looms,
carpenter's or cabinet maker's tools are placed
in the cells, and occupy a very large portion of
the spare room. Each prisoner has las regular
daily task to perform, the amount being merely
sufficient to pay for board and clothes. Many
of them do over-work, and are paid for it- Even j
a felon is not deprived of the privilege of cTirn- j
ing money, though many are neither skillful
nor energetic enough to do it. No one is known
bv a name, but by a number. The advantages
of this arrangement are too obvious to require;
explanation. The cooking is done upon a large
scale —there being nearly six hundred eaters— i
and although the food is clean and healthy, it !
offers no great temptations to dainty epicures.
The four "dinner pots" are nearly as lerge as
ordinary forty gallon sugar kettles, and are
supported upott four legs, one of which, fur
nished with a stop-cock, serves as an outlet.
Ifoilbrg is produced by steam, delivered at the
b< ttom, through a pipe from above. The pre
pared food is put into large vessels, which are
placed upon n car. This is moved to the center
and tin l vessels ti ansferred to smaller cars which
run along the halls above mentioned-. At each '
cell a wooden door is opened, revealing a sec
ond, of iron bars, through an dpeningtn which,
the inmates pass their plates tor rations. The
prisoners are supplied front the Library with
books, selecting iroiu a catalogue, as they are
not allowed to leave their cells without a guard.
Those who cannot read and write, are taught,
free of charge, if they desire it. Among other
privileges enjoved is that of listening to preach- ■
in', Besides one regular pastor, there are many
volunteers. The sneaker stands near the end
of the hall, the cell doors, (only the Outer wood
en ofies), are opened a few inches, where they !
are secured, and all can hear, but t.oae may see, I
Our limited space will not allow us to boj
more minute in our examination*, nor to visit i
more than one other place. I'll its shall be Fair- i
j mount Water Works. Passing south, two
squares, and west, four, we arrive at the suh- '
siantial buildings in tlie edge cf the Schuylkill, 1
A dam has been built obliquely acro&s tin 1
stream, tutning the water mt*> them, whence it
is forced up into the reservoir on Fairinoutit,
proper. Tins little hill covers hut a few acres,
the other portions having been removed by j
grading streets. The water in tLe reservoir is. j
1 think, 75 feet higher than the river. The
power required to force it u[>, is enormous, and j
is furnished by the atmosphere,acting as in the
hydraulic r¥ne, or fije engine. The pumping is j
done by 'sUatn, ar I by several large breast
wheels. From the reservoir the water fl< >*ws
through large iro pipi-s to all parts of the city,
a branch supplying each house. At intervals i
of thirty to tifty rods are iron hydrants, from j
which rire-emrinvs obtain the principal thing I
needful for extinguishing tires.
Thus, 'rapidly have we noticed a few of the
many impoitant and interesting places. 1 trust j
this flying visit luis created a desire for a more
thorough one, whenever an opportunity pre
Meantime 1 remain yours very truly.
\ KRDAXTKS I'UOUUESSCS.
RJOTKEPS. READ THIS
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Fur Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cho'ic, Cholera Morbus,
Cholera lnianium, File from Worms, Spasms, Wind
in tins Stomach a..d Bowels, Aic., but,
For Children when Teething,
Attli TO PRODUCE SLEEP.
■ I wish to call your attention to the above medicine [
. as being superior to any ever before offered the public '
j for the purposes for which we recommend it. Very
> many children from their bt< th aro
IRRITABLE, NERVOUS, RESTLESS AND SLEEPLESS.
Fhey live in a state of nervous excitement ; their cries I
ami moans denote some timclional derangement of tlie
I s etem, which equ res but the least exciting cause, 1
[ and they fall-a prey to di sea sr.
THE PERIOD OF TEETHING
Is the most critical ofanyduriug the life of the child;
. and more children die during this" period than all other
combined. According to statistics which are well i
I Seventy-Jive out of every hundred that die under tiro j
i/car.t Qf age, die from diseases caused by teething j
. For producing a quiet, natural, and refreshing sleep,
one from which the child will awaken feeling refjesh
ed and gleeful,
The -\i!rsing Syrup Ja* no Equal.
I For the benefit of mothers and nurses, we would ad"
vise you, when the child is restless, feverish,thirsty 1 ;
' head hot,face flushed, tongue coated.pulse quickened,
to give a warm bath, followed by appropriate closes of I
the NURSING STROP, and
ITS MAGICAL EFFECTS WILL GLADDEN YGUR HEARTS'
• | All we ask is for ytut to try one bottle, and if you j
aro not fully sntified after using half <>f it, return it to j
| the agent ahd get your iboney. Try it when j our !
' j children are Teething and y<>n wilfflnd this Syrup 1
par excellent. It renders that process easy and causes
i ihe teeth to penetrate the gums, without producing
j those constitutional and ofttiines fatal symptoms so ;
' often witnessed in children Try it in nervous, wake- :
I fnl and irritable chitdietl: I? can be given to the most !
delicate infant with perfect safety Ask for it and I
j take UU other. I'RICK 2FT CENTS PES BOTTLE.
J. 11, \VH EKLER, 8o!e Proprietor, j
. ! Etinira: Chemung Co., tt.
' j Where all orders will receive prompt attention.
ELI ISOtt &. TIIOMPS')tt, Agents for Condersport.
■ J Sold also by all Druggists and Country Merchants
i everywhere. Jan2Bm6
rpilE unders'gned Auditor appointed by tlie Cotirt 1
I of Potter County to distribute motley in the]
luu ds of tlie Administrators of the estate of DA VI I>
'• CROWELL late of Jackson township, ded'd, to end :
among those legally entitled thereto, will meet all
| par'ies interested at the I'rothonotary's Office in the j
i Borough of < 'cindersport, on Tne-day the tjth day of j
February, 1867, at 2 o'clock P M., to attend tr "the !
I duties of said appointment. ' I
I'. C. LARRABEE, Auditor, j
j Coudersport, Jan. 9 ISO7.
Important to nuiMcrs,
rjIIIE School Directors of Eulalia Township will
1 receive proposals for the erection of a School
ilouse in Lymansville, until tlie first Saturday in j
Marsh next. The building to be 24 by 34 feet ; to he
built In the most worktnaniike and substantial man
I ner. Fullpartionlarein icgrrd to plan, specifications, ■
j out buildings, time and terms of payment inc., ean be j
seen at tlie Prothonotary's Office, in care of Dan :
By order of the Board.
JON VTHAtt GLACE, Trcs'l I
I J. M. SPAFFORD,
Coudersport, Jan. 22, ISO".
Trial B.isl for Feb. Term 1567.
i Russell etal use of Ennis vs. Luke Stevens et al
John Krousc vs. Martin, Mallory, et al.
Fuller atul Card vs. Derenierand Thompson.
John M. Dean vs. Bobbins Brown et al
1 D. T. Swain, assignee, vs. Graves, Guardian.
Allen vs. Flvnn.
Ensworth vs. Flvnn.
Patterson vs. Quimby.
Patterson vs.Keeler et al.
' Ennis us'e of Kenvon vs. Luke Stcveus.
•Rose et al vs. Brown ot al.
Burt vs. Kiitin>.
H. J. OLMSTED, Troth'v.
■Coudersport, Jan. 29, 1867.
Jifk'islf i 's IVoticcs.
\LL persons interested will please to take .
notice that the following accountants have
settled their accounts in the Register's Office of
Potter county, and that the same will lie pre
sented to the Orphan's Court for confirmation,
on Monday, the 18th day of Fcb'y lS67,at the
Court House in Coudersport :
The final account of Itnth Hackett, Aclrfl 'r
of John Hackett, late of Ulysses fp, dee'd.
DAN BAKER, Register.
Coudersport, Jan. 12, 1867.
BY VIRTUE of sundry writs of Vendition
Exponas, Fieri Facias, and Levari Facias,
issited Wrt of the Court of Common Picas of
Potter County, Pennsylvania, and to me di
rected, I shall expose to public sale or outcry,
at the Court. House in Coudersport, on
MONDAY, the 18th day of Febv., 1867, at 1
o'clock, p. m„ the following described tracts or
I parcels of land to wit-:
Certain real estate in Hector town'p boumtrd
on tlie north by Bingham lands, east by lands
of Eliphalet Blackmail, John L. Gibson and
Bingham Lands, on the south by lands con
tracted to Ai Bobbins, and on the west hy Bing
i ham lands. Containing Fifty acres, more or
| less, with about ten acres improved, with one
frame house and one log barn thereon. To be
sold as the property of James 0 Allen. j
ALSO—Certain real estate in Sweden ♦(>• •
bounded on the north by lands contracted By
J. and J. A Nichols; on the east by lands ot '
David V\ biteon the south by lands of David |
While and I>. B. Mftrtin; and m the weft by
Keatinc lands; Containing Sev lit ,-eight and j
Six-tenths Acres more or less, all unimproved, i
To be sold as the property of Leonard McKee J
ALSO—Oerain rial estate **?gining at a
post in the road, being tlie south-west corner
of lot No. 22 of the allotment of Binghant lands
in Sweden t j>.; thence south 68 and 3 4ths de
grees cast 133 and 4-7 Oths perches; thence south t
i and 3- 4' lis degrees west 166 and 1-1 Oth '
perches ; the lit e along north line of lot
No. 77 of the allotment of Bingham lands 132 :
and 7-lOths perches ; thence north I}d degrees !
east along tlie road 160 and 69 and 4-1 Oths Ji
perches to the place of beginning. Containing <
One Hundred and Thirty-one at>d Four-tenths
Acres, with tlie usual allowance for roads itc.,
being lot No. 5 of Bingham lands in said tp„ i
and part of warrant No. 2092, of which Forty
acres are unproved, with two frame houses, one
frame barn and one log barn thereon To be <
jsold as the property of William Nelson, with)
notice to Cephas 0. Nelson and Wui. J. Brow,
as Terre tenants.
ALSO—Certain real estate in Hector tr>
bounded on the north by Bingham hinds 1,,*
the east by lands contracted to Edmund J*
Cone ; on the south by Bingham lands ; and i,
the west by lands contracted to William En*--,, 1
; Containing Ninety-six and eight-tenths acV.
! more ~r xvul ' about Fifty acres improved*
j with one fiame house, one log house, one Rat
j barn and some fruit trees thereon. To I*? s ,n
as the property of Thomas Lanrien.
ALSO—Certain real estate lieginning at
| post on the boundary line of the lands ""of [| if)
; Bingham estate and being the south-east corner
I of lot No. 77 of the Adltiin lands in Hector to
' thence north along east line of lot No. 77 • j
unseated lands ol the BingLam estate 212 '""i
2-lUths perches; thence east along undated
lands ot the Bmghani estate 74 perches ; tl r ce
! south along west line of lols No Hiy t ,d -q
| 214 perches ; thence north 88' 4 degn,*w*M
, along boundary line ot Bingham lands to the
; place ot beginning. Containing Nmetr-threo
and Nmb-tentlis acres more or less, w.th the
usual allowance ot six percent., it being i o i N„
• Bingham lands i„
-aid township, and part of warrant No. 1788
Fitteen acnes are unproved, with one frame
house, one trame barn and some fruit trees
thereon. To be sold as the property of Henrv
Johnson and Hiram G. More, Terre tenants "
i ALSO—-Certain real estate in Eulalia tp.,
bounded and described as follows: On the'
north by Bingham lands ; east and south by
I lands of John Wedsworth ; and on the west liy
| landsYf Harry Lent, dee'd. Containing Tv en
| ty-five acres, more or less, with about five
acres improved, and one log house thereon. To
be sold as the property of John Crittenden.
ALSO—Certain real estate in Pike tp.,
bounded on the north by Bingham lands on'
the c?vt bv Tioga county line ; on the west by
I Bitigh am lands; and on the south by landscon
-1 traded to William Swar wood. Containing
Fifty acres, more or less, with about four acus
i improved. To be sold as the property of
j Hiram Knickerbocker.
I ALSO—Certain real estate beginning at a
birch tree the south east corner of warrant No.
1391, it, being in north line of lot No. 14, Dike
tp., belonging to Robinson Lowry and Win.
McDougall ; thence west along north line of
said lot 92 and 4-10ths perches to a hemlock ;
thence north along lino of the Adlum lands 30
perches ; thence south 88 3 .j degrees east along
| south line of lot No. 40 deeded to Win, Mc
i Dougall 93 and 2-1 Oths perches ; thence south
30 perches to plaee of beginning. Containing
j .Sixteen and Three-tenths acres, more or less.
I with the usual allowance of six per cent, for
I roads Ac., it being lot No. 39 of the allotment
• of lands of the Bingham estate in said tp., and
part of warrant No. 1391. To he sold as the
property of John M, Kilhourn, with notice to'
Uriel Kilbourne, as Terie Tenant.
ALSO - Certain real estate in Hector tp.,-
1 bounded and described as follows: On the
north by Bingham lands ; on the east by Ring-*
; ham lauds and lands of B. S. Wilbur ; on the"
south and west bw Adlum lands. Containing
One Hundred and Twenty-one and Six-tcntlis
acres, more or less, with about twenty acres
I improved and one new log house thereon. To'
be sold as the property ol vt illiam Catlirr, •
ALSO—Certain real estate in Hector- tp ,-
bounded and described as follows r On-- the
j north, east and south by Bingham lands,-ahd
on the west by lands contracted to Jafafs (V
i Allen. Containing Fifty and Five-tentlWTaCfrcs,
more or less, all of which is unimproved. To be
sold the property of Eliphalet Blackman and
John L. Gibson,
ALSO —Certain real estate in Hector tp.,
1 bounded anil described as follows: On the
north, east, south and west by lands of the
Bingham Estate. Containing One Hundred
and I- ifty acres, more or less, about Seventy
} acres of which are improved, with tw o frame
houses, one log barn, one log stable and some
fruit trees thereon. To he sold as tlie property
0 John Cleveland with summons to Henry
Votings as Garnishee.
ALSO—Certain real estate in Hector tp.,
1 bounded ai d described as follows: On the
nor.h by Bingham lands, on the east by land*
of Samuel Embree. on the south by Adlum
lands, and on the west by lands of Thomas
La ..en Containing One Hundred and Nine
teen and Three-tenths acres, n ofe or less t with
about ten nr-rcs improved. To be sold as tne
property of Edmund J.Cane.
ALSO--Certain real estate in Pike tp.> bound
ed and described as follows : On the ntfrth by
! Bingham lands, on the east by lands of D. 11.
! Martin, and on the south and west by Bingham
I lands. Containing Fifty-one find SeVen-tenths
acres, more or less, about twenty acres of which
are improved, with one block house, two board
stables and some fruit trees thereon. To be:
; sold as the property of Aaron Whit more.
ALSO—Certain real tstntu* in Dike tp. bound
ed and described as follows t On the north, east,
j south and west by lands of Lemuel Sherman.
; Containing Two acres, all improved, with one
Grist Mill and one frame house thereon. To be
j sold as the property of L. Sherman, William
i Ansley and Seih Daggett,
A LSO—Certain real estate in Pike tp, bound
ed and described as follows: On the north by
lands of O. B. Goodman; cm the east by Bmg
| hain lands and the Hiram Knickerbocker lot,
and on the south and west by Bingham lands.
Containing fifty and One-tenth acres, more or
less, with about ten acres improved. To be sold
as the property of William Swartwood
ALSO—Certain rial estate in Genesee tp.,
bounded and described as follows : On the
north hy lands of Elihu Cole, oti the east hv
Biiiglmni lands, oil the south by Bingham lands,
and mi The w ->t hy Bingham lands and lands
rf Clmuircej Kenyoiu Containing Thirty-sec en
and Six-tenths acres, more or less, with about
i six trcVeS improved. To be sold as the property
Of Eirbs Good'enougli.
AliMJ—Certain real estate in Allegany and
i Sweden townships bounded and described a*
follows: On the north by lands of Collins
i Gardner on the east by Bingham lands, on the
south By lands <4 Ab'ttra Kimball, and on the
west by lands of Coleman \ anhorn and Daniel
Wambold. Con;foiling One Hundred and Thir
teen and fiveMenthS acres, more or less, about
Fifty acres of which are improved and some
fruit trees thereon-. To be sold as the property
of George W. Wilcox.
ALSO—Certain real estate in Keating tp.,
beginning at the norlli-east cornel'of lot No. 9
occupied hv Miles W Irißs tlienceeast 40 perches
to a po.st corner in west line ot lot No. 8 owned
hv I). E, Olmsted ; thence south 8 perches to a
post corner lwing corner of said lot No. 8 ;
thence east along south line of said lot No. 8
40 perches to a post corner ; thence south 150
perches to a hemlock corner ; thence west 80
■pert-lies to a post corner; thence north 158
perches to the place of beginning. Containing
•Seventy-five acres, strict measure, more or less,
and being lot No. 10 of the allotment of Keat
ing lands in said township, and pa't of warrant
No. 4000. To be sold as the property of R. Z.
W. V. BROWN, Sheriff.
Coudersport, ,lanvt."2L 1867.
Do You Know It ?
DO j-ou know that Neuralgia and Rheumatism can
He cured \ Uo you know that many po>r sufferer*
! urn the aohes and paina *o prevalent at this season
of the year, have found welcome relief by using a nw
and powerful remedy called
SALUTIFER ? rl
It i* the steal extern:*l lemedy lor >ieunihfia, Knew-
Bwtipni,(^uinay,Sore Throat,ttumhness of the Limb*,
Crick In tho Back, Pleurisy. Chilblains, and I
oth -r diseases which are cured and always benefited
by an outward application. It is BO prompt in itH
turn, uu bafo and convenient, so easily applied- lhl,t
everybody wiil use it. Snlutifier is sold by all
in uiedicine at 50 cents Der bottle.
FOR HALE KY
Ellison ifc Tlionajieon, and Chas. S. Jones, in
Coudersport. and lv Burtis <ii I'otter, k ly Me?