The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, February 19, 1867, Image 1

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    VOLUitIE XVIII.- NUMBER 34.
THIS
POTTER JOURNAL,
rUULISHKD BT
H. W. WcALAKXKY, Proprietor.
•try Devoted to the pause of Republican)..™, the in
tar -stsof AtfrioHture'he advancement of Education,
ft il the heat Kocd ol Potter county, owning no guide
• xcepi that of Principle, it will endeavor toaid in the
work of more tui.y Kreedomizing our Country.
Advertisements inserted at the following ratp,
ftnept where special bargain* mede, A ".-quare"
Is 1 o lines of Brevier or 8 of Nonpareil types :
1 square, 1 insertion... ........fl 50
1 square, 2 or 3 insertion* --
Kch subsequent insertion Jess than 13 * >
t square, 1 year .
Bn ine.. Cards, 1 year-----.-.--------
Administrator's or Execitore Notices 3 00
Special and Editorial Notices per line 20
fcy All transient advertisements must he paid in
Advance,and no notice will he taken of advertisements
from a distance, unless they are accompanied by the
tnoney or satisfactory reference.
■3" Job Work, of ail kinds, executed with neatness
nd despatch.
BUSINESS NOT 10 ES.
JFree isnU Accepted Ancient York Masons
IXULALIA LODGE, No. 342, F A. M. Stated
'j Meetings on the 2d and 4th ' w ednesnaysoteach
month. Hall, in the 3d Story of the Olmsted Block.
D.O.LiitRABKKjSec. Wit. SHEAR, W.M.
. T. ELLISON, M. !>.,
1)R ACTICING PHYSICIAN. Condersport, Vti.
respectfully informs the citizens of the village and
vicinity that he will promptly respond to all calls for
profession ii set vices. Office on First street, first door
wst of his residence. 17-40
JOHN S. MANX,
.A TTOKNEV aND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Coudersjiort, IV, Will attend the several Court*
lu Potter and Cameron counties. All business en- j
trusted to his care will receive prompt attention,
office on Main 6treet, in residence.
OLMSTED and LARRABEE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, coudersport, Pcnnn
Will attend to all business en'.rustcd to tlieir;
aru with promptness and fidelity. Will ;ilo Utiend ■
the several courts in tlie adjoining counties. Office
In the seeond storey of the Olmsted Block.
ISAAC BENSON,
ATTORNEY- AT-LAW, Coudersport, Ta., will!
attend to all business entrusted to him >. itL care |
and promptness. Attends Com its of adjuiuiug coun j
ties. Office on Second street,near the A iiegany bridge j
r. W. UN ON,
\ TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, j
OoU'terspoTl, Pa., wII attend the ikjuits in Pot- i
-,r and the adjourn;# counting. ;
r. O BITTEB, n i.,
PHYSICIAN and Surgeon would respectfully In - !
form the citiz-ns of Condersport and Vicinity
tn*t he ha* op-ned an Office in the Coudetsport
Motel, and will be retdy at all tunes to make pro
fessional calls. He is a regular graduate of Buffalo
Medical Co lege of 1569. Jan 1 67. I
ELLISON .V THOMPSON,
DEALERS in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Varnishes, Lumps and uIiC.V articles, Book- ol
an kinds —School and Missrllancotia, Slarioiiery, 11 ks,
Ac. In Manning# old Jew.dry .--lore. Jan- 1, '67.
MIL LEU A MeAL.VUXKY.
ATTOB X EYS-AT LAW, Hsrkisbvrs, Penn'a.—
Agents for the Collection of Claims agaii.st the
L nited states and State Government-,such :\ Pensions,
Bounty, Arrears of Pay,dtc-AddroßS Box 95, larrisburg .
W H MI LtKR, f. C. M AI.AKXKV j
XI. XV. XIcALABNEY,
T)EAL ESTATE and INSURANCE AGENT !
Xv Land Bo ight and Sold, Taxes paid and Titles
investigated. Insures property against lite in the best ;
companies in the Country, and Persons again -t Aeci I
dents in the Travelers Insurance Company of Hart
ford. Business transacted promytly 17-29 j
C. If. AIDIVIBOXG,
HARDWARE Mercnant, and Dealer in Stoves, j
Tin and Siiect Iron-Ware, Main street, louder j
sport, Penn'a. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made to
order, in good style, on sliort notice. j
I. A. STEBBINS A Co.,
MERCHANTS— Dealers in Dry Goods, Fancy j
Go-ids, Groceries.Provision*,Flour,Feed,Pork, J
ami everything usually kept In a good country store, i
Produce bought and #"ld 17 29
C. 11. SIMMONS.
MERCHANT— WELLSVILLK N. Y., Whole !
sale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goods, Fancy and j
Staple Goods Clothing, Ladies DressGoods.Groceries,
Flour, Feed, A-c, Retailers supplied on liberal terms j
CHARLES S. JONES.
MERCHANT— Dealers in Drugs. Medicines, I'tiints,
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Goods,
Groceries, Sec., Main Street, f'oudersport. Pa
I. E. OLMSTED.
MERCITANT— Dealer in Dry Goods. Ready-made
CI 'thing, Crockery, Groceries, Fb>ur, Feed, i
Poru, Provision*, &c., Main street, Coudersport, I'a j
COL 1.1 NS SMITH,
MERCHANT— Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries,
Provisions, Hardware, Queenaware, Cutlery, i
and all Goo 's u-ually found in a country store, '6l
COl' DEBSPO R1 IIOTEL.
HC.VERMILY K A,Propmktoi, Corner of M ain
, and Second streets Oondereport .PotterCo.Pa.
A Li very Stable is also kept in connection with tiiis
Hotel. Daily Stages to amj from tlie Railroads.
Potter Journal Job-OfliiT.
HAVING lately added a fine new assortment of
JOB-TYPE to our already large assortment ]
w* are now preps red to do all Muds ot work, cheaply ;
and with taste and lieatnees. OiMe s solicited. j
LYMAN HOUSE.
Lewisville, Potter county, Pennsylvania.
BURTON LEWIS. Proprietor. Having j
taken this excellent Hotel, tlie proprietor wishes '
o make the acquaintance of the traveling public and j
eels confident of givng satisfaction to all who may I
all on him.—Feb 12.60 tf
MARBLE WORK
Monuments and Tomb-Stones
of all kinds, will he furnished on reasona
ble terms and short notice by
C. Brounle.
Residence'. Eulalia, miles south of
Coudersport, Pa., on the Siunomahoiiing
Road, or leave your orders at the Post Office fetid
DAN MAKER,
TTENSION, BOUNTY and WAR 01.ATM AORNCY
Pensions procured for Soldiers of the present I
War who are disabled by reason of wounds received j
or disease contracted while in the service of the United 1
Htates ; and pensions, bounty, and arrears of pay ob-1
tained for widows or heirs of those who have died or :
been killed while in serv ce. All letters of inquiry
promptly answered, and on receipt by mail of a state
ment of the case of claimant, I will forward the ne
cessary papers for their signature. Fees in Pension
eases as fixed by law. Refers to Hons. Isaac Benson,
A G Olmsted," Johu 8. Mann, and F. W. Knox, Esq
DAN BAKER,
JuneS 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport, Pa.
Itch ! Itch ! Itch !
SCRATCH! SCRATCH! SCRATCH!
WIIE4TO!V'9 OIWT.H Elf T,
Will Cure the Itch in 4H Honrs 1
Also cures SALT RHEUM, UL' ERB, CHIL
BLAINS, end all ERUPTIONS OF TIIE SKIN
Price 50 cents. For sale by all drnsrgists. By sending I
60 e# its to WEEKS fc POTTER, Sole Agents, 170 j
Washington street, Boston, it will lie fo; warded by |
mail, free of postage,to any part of tlie United Elates
June 1,1893, sp.notice wky lyr. j
The Democratic Party and the late
Rebellio i.
The ciicumstance that a member of Con
gress is branded a liar for stating in his place
I hat very many Democrats were sympath
izers with and virtual allies of the late Re
bellion, compels us to ask attention to cer
! tain historical facts. If any one can con
tradict them or break their force, we beg
j him not to hide his capdle under a bushel.
I. Secession was first inaugurated in
South Carolina, directly afler the popular
choice of Presidential Electors, early in
November, 18t50, whereby the accession of
Mr. Lincoln to the Presidency w as assured.
The men who inaugurated it were all Demo
crats —that is, they had supported for Presi
dent Van Buren in 1840, Polk in 1844,
Cass in 1848, Pierce in 1852, Buchanan
in 1856, and J. C. Breckenridge in iB6O.
There may have been one or two excep
tions, but we know none. There was cer
tainly no Republican among them, wheth
er in that or any other State. And what
ever their impulse to Secession, their pre
text for it was the triumphs of the Repub
licans in the choice of Mr. Lincolu afore
said.
11. Other States—at least ten of tbem
—followed South Carolinia in her so-cailed
1 Secession. Two or three more pretended
or were claimed to have done so. In every
instance, this so-called Secession was sub
stantially tlie act of the Democratic party
of (hose States respectively. That is to
say: the great body of those who had pre
viously 'run' the Democratic machine were
j early and ardent Secessionists, while the
I mass of the opposite party are either ad
| verse or lukewarm. Thus, every Demo
cratic Governor of a State, those of Dela
ware and Kentucky excepted, was at the
Betid of the hunt for disunion; and of the
exceptions, each openly contemned all forc
ible resistance to the mo emeut,
111. The Federal Government was then
wholly in the hands of the Democratic
party, save that the House of Represeuta
tives was tied—Wm. Pennington (moderate
Republican) having at length been chosen
ts Speaker by one majority But in no
|single department did that Government
oppose any earnest resistance to Secession.
Pi esident Buchanan in his message of Dec.
3, 1860, squarely proclaimed that Congress
had no light to use force to prevent the
withdrawal of a State from the Union, nor
to compel her to yield obedience to its laws.
To do this, he argued, would be to make
war on a State, which Congress had no
constitutional power to do. (See Ameri
can Covf ict , Vol. 1., p. 370 ) This procla
mation of national anarchy was backed by
a forma! opinion from his Democratic
Attorney General, Jere. S. Black, who was
afterwards his Secretary oj State, who
affirmed that the use of armed men to en
force the laws, in the existing state of thing
would be "wholly illegal"—He further
urged that an attempt to make a seceded
State fulfill her Federal obligations "would
be ipso facto, an expulsion of such States
to the Union." (The very sophistries which
we hear every day from tlie Democrats of
1867.)
IV. During that memorable winter
Democratic Conventions were held in sev
eral States—that in this State (held in
Tweedle Hall, Albany, Jan. 21, 1861) be
ing one of the ablest and the strongest thai
was ever convened. But from none of tliese
Conventions, nor from the Democrats in
Congress, nor from the thousand to fifteen
hundred Democratic journals published in
the country was a voice raised in deputa
tion of, or discent from, these disorganizing
doctrines. On tlie contrary, they were
generally re-echoed aud almost universally
acquiesced in.
V. Se veu States having secceded before
Mr. Buchanan's term expired, tlieir Demo
cratic members vacated tlieir seats in Con
gress, with very rare exceptions. Of then
few anti-Democratic members, neailv oi
quite every one remained to the close.
VI. Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated on the
4 ill of March, 1861; and his Inaugural Ad
dress was mainly devoted to the inculcation
of doctrines regarding Secession and Co
ercion, the exact opposites of Messrs. Buch
anan and Black's. Mr. Lincoln was well
known to hold (as wo did and do) the
right of the people to modify or change
their form of government as concerning all
written constitutions or charters; but lie,
with great clearness and cogency j yet in
perfict kindness, demonstrated that a Presi
dent must, to the utmost limit of his abil
ity, cause the laws of the Union to be re
spected and obeyed in every State and Ter
ritory—-that, should a collision of forces re
sult, his position would be s rictly defen
sive and conservative—-that the consequent
war would be made upou him, net by him.
Never was a manifesto more firm atld lu
cid ; never wss one less irritating. Either
its doctrines were sound, or any State
might at any time dissolve the Union.
Yet, of the five hundred Democratic jour
nals within our reach, we believe no single
one approved and sustained the positions
of Mr. Lincoln.
VII. Throughout that winter and the
ensuing spring, nil the organs of Demo
cratic opinion within our observation rep
tobated Mr. Lincoln and the Republicans
heboid? to tl)e of Jirne Dityoclrqctj, il)c of Wofrjlity, JLißlrqliU& ftitrs.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1867.
as disturbers and disunionists, because of
i their intent to oppose by force, if that
'should become necessary to maintain (he
integrity and authority of the Union. AY e
cau recall no instance of Democratic rebuke
to those who were openlv,
conspiring and arming to resist the Union,
i which they proclaimed already dissolved,
j VIII. A Confederacy of the Receded
Slates having been formed, leading North
ern nd Western Democrats openly ad
' vocated (he secession of their several States
front the Union and their accession to the
Southern Confederacy. —"If the Union is
ito be dissolved," said George W. YVood-
I ward, Democratic candidate for Governor
in 1863,) "I want the line to run North of
Pennsylvania." Ex Governor Rodman M.
Price of New Jersey wr m and printed a
i letter elaborately urging that New Jersey
should forthwith unite her fortuueo with
! those of the slaveholding Confederacy. [S
it in American Con'Hc >, Y r ol. 1., p- 430)
! And ex-Governor Horatio Seymour of this
State privately argued that New
should likely unite with that Confederacy
whose head was Jefferson Davis. It was
held by leading Democrats that (he Union
might thus be reconstructed without wood-1
shed or convulsion—only New England,
and perhaps two or three of the more fana
tical States of the Northwest, Being 0x
eluded therefrom, as unacceptable to oui
Southern brethren.
IX. Actual hostilities were commenced
by the rebels—not by firing on Fort Sum
: ter, as is often asserted, and as Pollard now
| pretends, but months before, while Mr.
Buchanan was yet President. They seized
land appropriated (he forts, arsenals, armor
I ies, ordinance, arms, munitions, custom
i houses, post offices, sub-treasuries, Ac.,
throughout nearly half the Union, without
a shadow of resistance—his Democratic
Secretaries of War and the Treasury being
conspicuous, active disunionists and ha
himself, with most of his councilors, play
things in their hands. Btfire Texas was
out of the Union, according to rebel com
pulation, the bulk of our little army had
been betrayed by its commander, General
Twiggs, and -urrendered to three Rebel
Commissioners—Feb 18, 1861—a fort
night before Mr. Buchanan went out of
office. If ever a Gaverument forbore, till
smitten on both cheeks and till tobacco
juice had beer, spit in its eyes, that did lie
Federal Government before grappling with
the Slaveholder's Rebellion. And yet,
from first to last, tlie Democratic journals
and canvassers represented the war for the
Union as waged by Mr. Lincoln tind the
Republicans, and assumed that the Rebels
were assailed and staudinig on the defen
sive!
X. Democratic protests and Demon
strances, public and private, against the
war as cruel, Irairicidal, wicked, revolting,
abhorent, ifce., &c., were abundant through
out the struggle; not one of them so far as
we can recollect, addressed to the reocl
chiefs, but all assuming that Mr. Lincoln
and the Repub icans were waging hostilities
needlessly it not wantonly, and might have
an honorable jieace whenever they would.
Thomas H. Seymour of Connecticut was
the author of one of these paral vising mis
sives; ami he was nominated bv acclama
tion by the Democrats of Connecticut <as
their candidate tor Governor in 1863, and
his election enthusiastically supported bv
the party.
XL In this eitv, one of tur Deraocrtic
journals, The Daily News, was an open,
unqualified contemner of the war >n out
side aud champion of the rebellion, from
first to last It did its utmost to prevent
enlistments in the Union armies eulogized
the rebel chiefs and proclaimed that they
never coul.l be subdued; systematically
magnified their successes and denied or be
littled their reverses; and was well under
stood to be their stipendiary and tool. In
lull view of these facis, its editor was in
1862 made the regular Democratic candi
date for Congives in one of our strong Demo
cratic districts, running on the same ticket
with GovernorSeytnour and receiving near
ly the full vote of his party; and he has
since been chosen by that party to a seat
in our Btate Senate.
XII. As to the propositions, speeches
acts, and votes of \ ahandigham, Bavani,
Bright, May, Josh. Allen, Jack Rodger.-,
and other Democrats in Congress, includ
ing Bonj. V Harris's vaunt that the rebell
ion never could nor ought to be put down,
we leave them to Mr. Ashley or whoever
shall see fit to answer Messrs. YVinfield and
Hunter not according to their folly. Just
a word, however, to the former ot these
gentlemen; One of the very foremost
Democrats in his district is (or was) Gen.
Archibald C. Niren, who, very early in the
war, wrote a letter to a nephew who med
itated enlistment to fight for the Uuiou,
urging him not io do so, and representing
the war on our side as cruelly oppressive
and unjust. That letter was published, and
thereupon Gen. Niven was made tlie Dem
ocratic candidate for Senator (in Mr. Win
field's precise dstrict) and received the full
Democrtic vote, bv which he was returned
elected; but the Senate, on a contest gave
the seat to his Republican competitor,
Judge Low.
a
' We might multiply such facts to intjn
ity; but ueed we! Suffice it that, as the
: result of a most anxious, intent contempla
tion of our great struggle, we do most un
doublingly believe that the Democrats, a
a party, were not at heart for the Union in
its terrible struggle with secession—thai
they did not rejoice at its triumphs nor de
plore its defeats. We do not say that a
majority of them wished the Union perma
nently dissolved! we know, and have often
stated that they did not: but they believed
that the Union defeats and disasters would
discredit and destroy the Republican ascen
dency, and that they would thereupon
come into power and coax the rebels baek
into the Union by all manner of conces
sions and prostrations to the Slave Power.
They had no notion that the Union could
(or should) Ire saved otherwise tbau by let
ting the slaveholders have tlieir way in u ;
and the road to this they realized, lay
not turough Uuion victories but the con
trary.
Firmly grounded in this conviction, arc
we at liberty to proclaim it ? Do we de
serve to knocked down and stamped on
whenever we say what we holieve? or only
jto be branded as liars? What say yoU,
Messrs, Y\infield and ILtnter? A. J.
Tribune.
XV b? r as !i ■ as.
Mr. Parton, the biographer, has furnish
ed to the last number of the North Ameri
can Review a piquant article on Daniel
Webster, which tells some wholesome
truths and is likely to attract a good deal
of attention. Webster's leading trait, Mr
Parton asserts, was his enormous physical
magnetism. His presence overwhelmed
criticism. His intimacy fascinated it Fid
gety men were quieted by bis majestic
calm. YVomen ware spell-bound by it. It
gave the public a sense of repose. YVffien
he passed up or down State street, with
an arm behind his back, buisnoss was
brought to a stand still, Y\ T ebster was nev
er a student He absorded knowledge,
but did not work for it In Latin, he was
excelled by some cf his own class. Greek
lie never enjoyed. Foi mathematics, he
had not the slightest taste. At college, he !
was only an omnivorous reader. He bare
ly passed muster in the recitation room as;
a student Ills whole college life shows!
that he was formed to use the product of
other men's toil, not to add to the common
fund. At the same time he was an inno j
cent young man. His wild oats were not;
sown in the days of his youth. He was [
always under the influence of others, Na- J
ture made him not to lead, but to follow, j
In the early flush and vigor of his lifej lie
gave a thousand evidences of a good heart j
aud of virtuous habits, but not one of a j
superior understanding. The total absence;
"f the skeptical spirit betrayed hi 3 want of I
boldness and originality In a period of!
transition, no young man of a truly emi-j
ncnt intellect accepts his father's creeds with
out first calling them in question. But no
new light ever illumined the mind of Dan
iel Webster. As soon as he came of age
he joined the Congregational Church The
candor of his Judgment was impaired by!
religious prejudice In this respect he nev-'
er lost his narrowness and ignorance. In
I he. time of his celebrity he preferred the!
Episcopal, as the most genteel religion. Hi -
pol.lical prejudices Were equally strong
He was o* slow growth. His [towers did!
not reach their full development till he was!
neat ly fifty years of age. He had no prac
tical wisdom. From the year 1832 to the'
end of his life, lie was suffering the process,
ot moral and mental deterioration. Hisj
material part gained upon his spiritual.
He had an enormous capacity for physical
enjoyment, and Became a great hunter,
ti-lieruian and farmer, a lovu' of good wine
and good dinners, a most jovial companion.
But his mind fed chiefly upoti past acqui
sitions. t here is nothing in his latef effort
which shows an intellectual advance. He
never browsed in forests before untrodden,
or fed in pastures new. For the last ten
}ears ot his life) though lie spent manv
thousand dollars on his library, he had a"l
mo>t ceased to he an intellectual being. I
His pecuniary habits demoralized him. I
"He was not one of those who find irt the!
happiness and prosperity of their Cd tin try,
and in the esteem of their fellow citizens,
their own sufficient and. abundant reward
for serving her. lie pined for something'
lower, smader—something persona! and
vulgar. He had no religion—not the least
tincture of it; and he seemed at last, in bis
dealings with individuals, to have no con
science. V\ hat he called his religion had
no effect whatever upon the conduct of his
life; it made him go to church, talk pious
ly, buff the clergy, and 'patronize Provi
dettcU—no more-. He was one cf those,
who fell before the seductions of his place." j
"He would accept retaining fees, and never
look lot - the bundles of papers which ac
companied them, i t whic.i were inclosed
the hopes and the fortunes of anxious
households He would receive gifts of,
money, and toss into his waste-paper bas-|
knt tlio lisi of the givers, without having
I glanced at its contents; thus defrauding
them of the only recompense in his power!
to grant, and the ouly one they wished."
Scene in a Menagerie---Fight Betweert a
Man and a Lion.
Worn bell's menagerie is now in Leeds
England, and the Yorkshire I'ost, in giv
iug an account of it says:
4, A strange and dangerous accideut hap
pened last week, when Messrs Cross, nat
uralists, of L ven m undertook l<> forwa--
a huge black-maiied Sahara Lion to Scar
borough. On its arrival there the animal
was at once taken to the meuagerie. All
went well until it was attempted to shi'i
this untamed king of the forest from lh
cage in which he had been forwarded into
the deu built to lio'd him at the exhibition
After many unsuccessful attempts had B - n
made to move him out of one cage jnt
the other, it was at last determined to L- 1 -
egraph their difficulty and r- <pi st the
sistance of Mr. William Cross, who at once
on receipt of the telegram, Look train for
Scarborough. Upon his arrival there an
other trial was made, and after a s<-\ re
struggle thai lasted some hours, the noßle
OS
brute was at length succes fu'ly and safelv
denned. But Strang l t,o sav, whiLt. M>-
Cross was receiving the congratulations of
.
the people about him, he inadvertently laid
hold of cue of the bars of tlie den.
J 44 In a moment the huge animal sprang
|froin his crouching position, and, to th
consternation of all beholders seizc-d th
! hand of Mr. Cross iii ois mouth. !( is i> !
.possible to accurately describe the s<v:
jat this juncture—fear seemed to pos>.
j every one present. Several strangers w
fhffd been sjiecially invited to witness tii
jsliiftiugi magndieti liie aeci i-ut to M
| Cios> into an escape of (h- h- ■ r f ! *
'dagej thus tided with f-ar.fhevr -h - I out of
the menagerie in great trepidation. The
j lion s'.i'l held Mr Cross fast by the hand,
nor could he be enticedto let go Ins liold.
I although tempting junk of be<*f and cow'-
' hearts were thrown into his cage; but the
; most surprising pail of all was that during
; the whole of the time eacli was trying to
I attract the attention of the lion from him,
' Mr. Cross appeared the least disturbed, a-,
with his eyes fixed upon his captor, he
| seemed to be watching and \Vailing for
Bome expected opportunity.
Finding the lion determined to retain
his hold, and the pain becoming very se
vere, Mr. Cross asked one of the keepers to
hand him a small bar of iron he was hold
ing ready for use. With this Mr. Cross
j succeeded in striking the brute a terriffic
blow between the eyes. The enraged ani
mal sprang back with a snort, tearing away
the flesh from the hand, and mutilating
cue finger so seriously that at first it was
thought that amputation was an absolute
necessity) and was recommended 5 but Mr. ■
Cross, with coolness in him charaeteri-tic, I
refused all surgical aid—he thought he was
sufficiently cut up already, and wrapping
his mutilated limb in Wet cloths, walked
out of the menagerie as if no accident had
happened to him, and leturUed as soon as
possible to Liverpool."
A Big' Bear Story.
The other day a party of four hunters
went out sporting from Crescent, a station
on the Northern Central, between here and
Williams port. After reaching the moun
tain they decided to sepafate ih search of
game—the discharge of a gun being the
ral ying signal, should one need the assist
ance of the rest. One of the four, William
GoodchaHes, in his peregrinations, came
across the opeuing of what seemed a den,
amid some rocks. He boldly entered in,
and about the same time was rather rudelv
thrust back and out by an enormous black
bear, which resented intrusion by at once
showing fight; Having his gun loaded
and pointed in front, heat once discharged
its contents, which took effect ill the heal
of the bear and killed it instantly—fortun
ately for his future comfort and safety,
about which lie began to have serious
doubt. 7 lie tloise of the firing brought
his companions quickly to the spot. Thrv
at once went to work and skinned and
dressed the animal and started home with
what meat they could carry. YY'hen well
on their way, they bethought themselves
that likely the den might be a wintering
place for bears, and possibly there were
more to Jbe forud. So they trudged back
and put their guns in order, entered and
succeeded in stampeding three more bears,
which showed good pluck, but at length
were compelled to yield to the superior
prowess of the liuniefS; They secured
the trophies of their day's sport—proceed
ed home without further hindrance, and
showed the evidences of the hot work they
had encountered with four black bears.—
Elmira Advertiser.
MASONRY —Freemasonry is called Catho
lic because it is throughout tlie world from
one end of the earth to the other} ami be
cause it teaches universally and comp'etelv
the fraternity, equality, and liberty of the
human race, and subjugates in order to these
ends every class of ier>, governors and gov
erned, learned aud unlearned } and because
it teaches all the doctrines of Natural Relig
ion; and because it inculcates in deeds and
words, universal charity, and Universal love
of the truth and of all truth. Y\ 7 ell mav
Ffeenjasonry be called Catholic.
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('Hi .11 If 3:iß 11 iISH..
Against all dwimbermaidsrfflf
ago or nationality I launch the curse erf
iiacbelordotn! UeCause:
They alwavs put the pillows at thd op-*
posite end of the beJ from the gae-burnef>
so that while you read and smoke beforo
sleeping (as is the ancient and honored
custom of bachelors) ytfu have to hold
[your book aloft, in an uncomfortable posi
tion, to keep the iight from dazzling youf
eyes.
When they find the head removed t.r
the other end ol the be I in the n ofr ling,
they receive not the suggestion in a friendly
spirit, but glorying in their absolute sove
! reignty, and unpitving your helplessness,
they make the bed just as it was originally,
and gloat in seciet oter the pang the f
tyrauny will cause you.
Always after that, when they find Jrou
have transposed the pillow, they undo Vonf
work, and thus defv you and seek to em-*
bitter the life God hath given you.
If they cannot get the light in an in*
convenient position any other way, they
move the bed.
If'you pull your trunk out six inched
from the wall, so that the lid will stay up
when you open it, they always shove that
| trunk back again. They do it on purpose,
If you want the spittoon in a certain
spot, where it will be bandy, they don't?
! and so they move it.
i They always put your other hoots mtd
inaccessible places. They chiefly enjof
depositing them as far under the bed as
the wall will permit* It is because this
Compels you to get down ill nn undignified
attitude and make wild sweeps for H>ui in
the dark with the bootjack and swear.
They always put the match-box in some
other place; They hunt up a new place
for it every day, and put a bottle, or some
j other perishable glass thing, where the box
! stood before. This is to cause you to
: break that glass thing, groping iu the dark,
and get yourself into trouble.
They .are forever and ever moving thn
!furniture. When you Come in the night,vod
can calculate on finding the bureau where
j the wardrobe was in the morning. Au 1
i when you go out in the morning, if you
leave the slop bucket by the door and the
| rocking-chair by the window, when you
! come in at midnight, or thereabouts, yotl
' will fall over that rocking chair, and you
i will proceed toward the window and sifc
down iii that stop tub* This will disgust
yoti. They like that.
No matter where you put anything, they
will take it and move it the first chance
they get. It is their nature. And, be
sides, it gives them pleasure to be mean
and contrary this wa*. They would die if
thev couldn't be villains;
They always save up the old serdps of
printed rubbish you throw on the floor* and
stack them carefully ort the table* and then
start the fire with your valuable manu
scripts. If there is any one particular old
scrap that you are more down on than any
other, and which you are gradually wear
ing your life out trying to get rid of* you
may take all the pains you po sihly Cail ill
that direction; but it won't be of any Use*
because they will always fetch that old
scrap back and put it in the same old place
again every time. It does them good.
Aud they use Up more hair-oil than atiy
six men If charged with purloining the
same, they lie about it. What do they
care about a hereafter ? Absolutely notliitlg
if you leave your key in the door fn*
convenience sake, they will carry it it own
to the office and give it to the clerk. They
do this under the vile pretence of trying to
protect your property from thieves—hut
actually they do it because they want to
make you tramp back down stairs after it
when you come borne tired, or put you to
the trouble of sending a waiter for it, which
waiter will expect you to pay him some
thing. In which case I suppose the hoof
degraded Creatures divide;
They Keep always trying to make vouy
bed before you get up, thus destroying
your rdst, and inflicting agony upon Von
but after you get up they don't cortie any
! more till next day.
They do all the mean things they cut
think of* and they dotliem justftlit of pure
I cussedne-ss, and nothing els*.
Chambermaids are deal lo every human
instinct.
1 have cursed them in behalf of outraged
bachelordom. They deserve it. If I e'.-uf
get a bill through the Legislature abolish*
ing chambermaids, I mean to do it.
MARK TWAIN'
Mr. Bancroft perpetrated an tl if re
tentional joke—about "Flashing beautiful
women across the wires"—at the (Jentetl try
Club bartquet to Cyrus W. Field. This I'.-i*
brought out several little stories about thu
j historian, which haVe, on account of theif
i charming simplicity been calle! Bancroft*
j ana. others, it is >aid that, during
: a morning ride at New port, last season wh.W
J tete-a-tete with a charming young, lady, • Cc
| historian whispered in the jntervv* rrf a
i trot, "don'tcall me Mr. B.; call nl • G •org*.' f
The young woman said not a worl.bof. somn
time after, in a large Company at dinner;
I across the table, she said, "George, lta I
1 tno the salt."