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CLEARFIELI) May 12, 1
Democratic State Ticket
JUDGE OF THE SUPREME'ICOURT
CANAL COMMISSION ER
Manufacturing Public Opinion.
Although the opinion 'of the masses in
this county is generally conceded to em
body the true principles of govermentnl
policy; and it ..is- very rarely that it does
not; yet if the efforts that are sometimes
made by designing men, through the me
dium of the press and otherwise, by means
more ingenious than honorable, to warp
and mislead :the public judgment, were
often to prove successful, it might have to
be deplored that the passions'and prejudi
ces' of the people were moro easily infla
med by-gross misstatesments and incendi
ary appeals, than their reason and' judg
ment were influenced by self evident fact
nnd logical argument. But it is fortunate
for the people of this country that those
daring and unprincipled attempts occa
iionally made in our midst to manufacture
public opinion, are uniformly met by the
•'sober'seccind thought" which invariably
restores public sentiment, if perchance it
become unsettled, to its equilibrium, with
in a reasonable time, and before its aber
atinns cause any permanent mischief.
The public mind at the present time
may be considered-as undergoing such a
reaction on the question of admitting Kan
sas under the Lebompton constitution. At
:he time the question was first raised in
Congress, in the debate on the annual mes
qtge of the President, the people were un
prepared to meet it, in the phase it then
assumed. They were well informed, it is
true, upon the doctrine of allowing the
people of the Territories to form and reg
ulate their domestic institutions in their
own way, subject only to the constitution
of the United States." That principle
had been widely and comprehensively
discussed within the few preceding years.
The last presidential campaign had been
in a great measure fought - upon it, and its
u:ltrocatea had gained a glorious and tri
umphant victory. Hence no doubt seem
ed remaining in the minds of democrats,
if any had ever existed, of its entire cor
rectness, and its complete accordance with
the letter and spirit of the Federal Consti- I
tution, and the' intention_ of:its framers.
But it had never occurred to Them that a
Idestion might arise among the people . of
Kansas themselves as to the mode and
titne,of framing a constitution, or that
diould such a question arise, that
it could - assume any other than a purely
localainumeter. Consequently when-that
very question arose thus unexpectedly,
and became the leading one in the Nation
al Legislature and assumed its recent for
- midable shape, it is not to be w 3ndered at,
that numbers of the most ardent advo
cates of democratic principles were at its
first ;presentation amid, its accumulated
3omPeations, led to form:erroneous opin
ions upon it. Such indeed Ilas been the
history of all, or neatly all, of the great
-measures of the democratic party, when
first prop osed; measures which have, ma
ny of them, long since become the settled
policy of the government no matter by
what party administered ; and we need-go
nourther back:than the recent passage of
the Kansas Nebraska act for an instance.
It is well remembered by us all how many
dissenting voices there were throughout
the country to the expediency of that
_When first introduced into Con.
gress ;- and yet in a little more than two
years thereafter, a President was triumPh
- antly . electedalmo t upon that issue alone.
:.The.People„ O s t 4 a majority_ of them, had in
the mean while, upon sober reflection, be
-1 come convinced of the entire expediency
and constitutionality of the measure.
That such will be the case with the pre
sent Lecompton question, although it is
:one of mere expediency,is as certain as th
• it has been the case with some dos& oth
ers ofvastly more importance to the coun
In fact the importance of the Lecomp
ton question is mainly due to the efforts
of Senator Douglas and the Philadelphia
"Pleas," to manufacture a current of
- Pnblio opinion to favor their course and
disparage the National Administration.
-,The position that both occupied before
the eduntry, one as a leader in the demo-
Gratie ranks and an influential member of
thehigheatlegialative body of the nation,
and the other as • a leading democratic
.7ournal conducted by a gentleman of ack
nowledged editorial capacity ; and .who
had-been long , and 4intimately connected
with the democratic party of Pennsylva i
,nip, and the whole country, was eminent:
; ly favorable to.their designs. The speech
goof *motor 'Douglas had been for some
,yearp read 00 the oracular teachings of
pure democracy, and whatever doctrines
he chose to advane therein; there were
, nonitfo Filmy them.
• Tiw9l o iir estiblisted Olt was with
a.prestige,of 'success founded upon the with many of those democrats who had at Ma.“Ezirrea.;•-I have been looking its your
great experience of its editor, and -his pre-7 fi rst acted with these unnatural allies, the r i l n u a m a n ti a n t n o . fled a production on the 'subject of
1 am surprised that your columns
sumed attachment' to the, principyik af4,ltty of ; reflection hadarrived--• "the sober are not dotted bore at here, with arguments '
the National democracy,. 'and his boast ed second tholight" had overtaken them, and to aroma) and Interest the public: mind, on this
personal friendship for the President had ac- 'they dared net returnZte:. their '- cianitittt-i too much neglectedsubject. 'ln the absence
, - ' of better, give place to the „fallowing, thce
tquired at the opening 'ongress a large ' ants Without, having ' least shoWn a tibi- from one bathe hniiibleiralks of 4 but with
circulation ; and When the President's IPoSiton to aid ir-lhe efratt of the party. to' a soul full of love ihd zeal foribe cause'. -,
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measage was delivered recommending the whorn:ther:etwed - their elettatirelltoieffice,i ii kown:a
a h l a s p e p h v o t e o l, see inL.yeur piiiier a notice of
ftialminettest thefrairth of
' admission of Kfinsaannder the .I.edonipten i to settle the
,Kruistut queiltiOn; ' Whielt.;Alliei s ay next, in \ the Borough of Curwensville.
constitution, the sentiments of Senator .an incubus, had 'been hanging over the lam strongly impressed with the fact, that we
Douglas and the tone of the "Press" were 1 nation; and sapping the foundations'afthe all-should
der obligation to- bur be interested and feel ourselves un-
active to increase the in
taken to be the echoings of democratic 'Union for the kit few-years.- forest of the school, as it Is held especially to
doctrines. And those who
. read the "Press" , Our . readers are aware that we have uni- benefit Teachers. If our County Superinten
abarip, which a Once arrayed itself against foruily and earnestly supported the Presi- dent is willing to spend eight weeks, giving in
the policy of the President, endorsed the dent in hiSpolicy, Kansas as well. as all T
eachers should avail themselves
of the opportunity so kindly proffered them,
course and policy of Mr. Douglas, and be- the other leading .measures recommended and reap- all the-bene fi t from the instructions !
came the channel through which the lat- by him, throughont the recent struggle p.
t A he rep li o g t h a e l v i tl i t h e e n g l v ic a n d e e r e s i s t . u t v h a e re e o e t v ' t t i l ti te .
were conveyed to democratic eyes and that has just closed in Congress. And we sate, the more wages they receive ? It should
ears—were many of them carried away by did thisnotbecausehe wasPreaident, butbe- be the aim 'oleic* , Teacher, to obtain a Cer
the vehement appeals and abolition argu- cause wefirmly belieevd he was right. That tifleate of the fi rst class. It is a fact to be Is
t- itlf,N , mented, that Some Teachers in the more Rural
ments, which constantly crowded its co- we wereeorrect therein; not already con- 'Districts (having been emp toyed for want of
lumns before they had time to reflect up- ceded by democrats generally, will be ere competent ones) arc not capable of properly
on their tendency, or time to nee what the long ; and we look to the deliberate senti- And
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true sentiment of the democracy was up- iiiirt of the party formed after the smoke the best teachers have ample room for improve
on the Lecoompton issue—takiit it fOr of the battle. has cleared away, and 'suffi- moist. , Lot us pause and consider for one mo
ment the dieadvatitages- these children labor
granted that all Douglas 'and the "Press" i cient:time has intervened:to'allow theeontest
, under ' with'uch a teacher.
said about 'opposing the "Lecompion to he calmly contemplated, and its results ! '
-- ls Impressi ons on the mind of a child are last-
V i approve (as the "Press" out of its profound I to be pot-ear th approve and sustain our be- i ing, and false impressions are as lusting as cor-;
I respect for Mr. Buchanan styles his re- , lief and our course •in accordance there- sect ones; the power o f memory in retaining !
past impression's, and its susceptibility of ins-
commenciation,) was the echo of the voice I with. ' '
I prevenient, are vastly greater than Is generally
of the entire democratic pa; ty of theof
Itr Seneca, nes tt on c e; fas t he
in 31EXIC0.—'1 : 110li — ttest intelligence from
country. Thus was the "Press" enabled lo i magined.il re pe at lttai•os reported
M xico brings no hope of any abatement ) their eu
order, and then begin a; the end i
to undertake the manufacturing of a cur- of the commotion in that unfortunate and hearse them backwards, without missing a sin
rent of public sentiment which would ex
distracted country. Law and or d er, never gle 83 il li"ble. indiv i dual tillso" f id li t i o have li been able
actly accord with the actions and reason well established. is now entirely over- b te v c hi s o e ‘ l N e n ry name. i
(L .- re n ea s, e mUl t i l o il W r a u s t . i s s ei r t u b l3 3 .-
ings - of Sena - tor Douglas and his --fric-nvis.
thrown, and thenfilitary,rule,the country Pyrrhus to the Senate at Rome,--on_auLe..x_pedi ,
Letters addressed from different parts .
lin detached portions, while amid the vary- k
100, the d ve l ry next iu
t rig b after
il his n a rlreivaall
of the country were published purport- I
ing success of battles and skirmishes, the !Se ue ni s t v te e , n an e d s t e he s % a vhol ' e or y der o ' f . thrgen s tlemen
ing to be from "stiund clemocrals;" compli-'
miserable people see their rulers changed lin Rome. Thus it appears that children arc
menting the "Press" and its editor,
en-cot almost daily : each succeeding liordeunioss! inni o v ii i i t iy d possessed
dossing the course of Douglas, and con
rapacious than those that have been driven ' ."I:•eisetr ' ati g ng' and capacious powers of intellect,
demning the President. These were issii
out. There is no security for either prop- • both for acquiring and treasuring it up in their
od to the country as the universal senti- minds—powers which appear susceptible of in
ert v or human' life, and they are tat the (
ment of the democratic partly : yet not
tender mercies of a half civilized soldiery ; . iineffieirleitnecet imp rovementhat may be in f t l i i l •z i r s w wo r ld;' t i l t i t s: is , ie
the slightest evidence accompanied tivun
wit 11 an appetite whetted for pturider by that they will continue tube exerted with un
that they were not the productions of th e interrupted activity, throughout an unceasing,
tlicir'own destitute condit ion and their pas
most uncompromising republicans : and,. . i dur a tion. Ignorance goes hand in hand with
torts 1 n flamed by partisan hatred. Car, there vice and folly. With these trellis before us
fanatical abolitionists in the land. These :
be a more deplorable , condition than that I shall we allow our children to have their minds
were apparently answered by similar con - clouded with hall doubtful and incorrect teach
of poor MeXIM 9 Certainly there is much
munications as like as
"Paddy's echo , " humanity in the resolution of Gen. HMIs- p i n e g v s ta t n
e o e r ,t s h h e al n l
e n e •e es u i r i g v e n f u (l i t i l o;
r t ‘ e l a n e r l:( l • l l l •s e
t t n h s
and eqU'ally as authentic, from different
ton. introduced into Congress, recommend- for this very responsible calling ? I think the
other parts of the country ; and thus for a . response will be let.us have our leachers Kfu
ng a protectorate by this Government.
while the game vienk,on, the "Press" as, 1 • catet=`'lt would afford me pleasure if 1 could
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,I find language to impress upon the mind of ev
suring its readers froth day to day that the To ova SuisseamEas —Next week our
cry parent, the importance of having teachers
democrac yof Penniylvania especially court will be in session, where many of you well qualified for intelligently discharging the
'was overwhelming anti-Lecompton ; that. will be at the county seat. We trust duties of the school room. In this connection,
d to • y exp
the Keystone State repudiated the only those in arrears will net forget us on that 7
in toen Directors wor d
to take up on him ect self the vour
president she had ever given to the Na... occasion, as we are greatly in need of the bor of teaching a Normal School a number of
tion. But while these scenes were trans- "almighty dollar" to enable , us to exist weeks every year. This labor is not imposed
pining the people were awaking to the and carry on our paper. if such were not u.
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conviction that there was another side to the fact we would not say so; and tri- have been held of three and four days, and
the question ; that the constitutional de- fling though the sum may seem to those some have continued one or two weeks ; and
mocracy were with the President sustain- indebted, these trifles snake up: the sum onde
t a i e s n
et instance veilui 4 .v weeks; ed te e
e but r t
h tl e m
e S x u p p e e n r i c e .
e t e
ing and upholding his honest and patriot- total of many hundred dollars ; , all of perform the, labor of teaching ; these arJborne
is endeavors to put a final quietus to the Which we stand in need of, provided we by the teachers and friends of Education.
tiresome and fruitless Kansas agitation, can get it. „ Teachers are usually employed Irons a distance
to perform the labor of teaching, and the duty
with which the country had long since ACCIDENT.—As a son of Mr. M. Owens of the Superintendent, is to be present' and
been disgusted. - near Lumber City was driving a two horse superintend
d Th a es w e .tii I n stitutes nth. and schools
The The y learned too that the Lecomplon (tin- team betwen that place and Curwensville, w a ak e ened g n reat interest ne with
f e nvor n o a f la rdt:c a a n tion l i
stitution was the legally expressed will of the the horses became frightened and ran off While the Superintendent of Clearfield Coun
law-abiding citizens of the Territory; and thatty does not. receive as high salary as many,
down a very steep hill breaking
if' a turbulent and factious majority 'of the - and I believe most of the Superintendents in
on to pieces, injuring themselves, rand the State, and has probably as rough territory
inhabitants had refused to participate in
.nearly killing young Owens. We are hap- to pass over, in his travels through the Conn
the proceedings to frame an instrument ty, in his visits to the districts in the County,
py to learn -however that he is recoverin
under which to organize a State govern- • •g* he gives his time and labor eight weeks to
teach our Normal School. I just mention this, ,
ment; that. it was because they were ?nerdy that Directors may know, and see, and appre,,i
doing the bidding of their masters outside of the
Territory, whose soreOlijdot - wfulto prolong
the troubles in Kansas that they might
In the meanwhile the time arrived for as
sembling the fourth of March convention
in this State, at which it was hoped, nay
confidently predicted by the enemies of
the administration, the heavy doses of an
ti-Lecompton democracy administered to
the people by the. "Press' would result in
a tremendous outburst of indignation
against President Buchanan, and those
who approved his Kansas policy, by that
But alas ! for the vanity of human
hopes, but one single Vote out of one hun
dred and thirty three delegates to the con-
Vention, and all in their seats, stands re- 1 ,
Cotded against the - resolution sustaining
the President, and endorsing his Kansas
"The sober second thought" had
doing its work. The people had already
begun to compreltond the true ground of
the opposition to Lecompton. Since that
time the opposition to the admision of
Kansas has assumed a phase that-is-calm
lated-to enlighten them still more:. The
union of all the decayed political organ iza
tions north and south which have hither
to opposed the national democracy with
the new hot-bed exotic :of anti-Lecompton
democracy, shows conclusively, that selfish
Abition and the all pervading desire
among repnblicans,, know-nothings, and
abolitionists, to effect the overthrow of
the party which has so long held them in
check, were the great motive powers in
opposing it.. This was too plain to be
overloOked even by the anti-Lecompton
democrats, and the result was that when
the question of unconditional rejection
came up in the house, it was lost by a
large majority. And although the Sen
ate bill could not be passed, became many
of the members who really desired its pas
passage, (as is clearly indicated by‘the fi
naLresult4 would. have been compelled -to
recede from the position they had taken
early in the session ; yet it led to the ap-
pointment of the committee of conference
and the introduction of Mr• English's bill
in their report; which was finally passed by
both branches of Congress and has recelv.
ecl the executive approval. This bill vir
tually accomplishes all that was .reiXen-
mended by the President, and-of - course
met the determined op position of repub.
limns, abolitionists, , lalow-nothilkai, and
thettatis isk*aitstompton demoorift.
Nzw HOUSES are quite the rage in our
town, showing that the hard times have
not entirely- ,paralyzed --the -taste-and-en
lerprze of our citizens. J Boyington Esq.
has just .completed a splendid brick
dwelling ; while W, A. Wallace and J. B.
McEnally Esqs. have the workmen engaged
upon the foundations of what will be resi
dences equal to those with which they are
to be placedin contrast.
POST OFFICE CHANGED.—The Post Office
in. this county• hitherto known as Penn
field, has been removed to the residence
of D. Tyler Esq. and the name changed to
"Tylers." The change will go into effect
in a few days.
• THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION IN PHILADEL
PHIA which took place on last Tuesday a
week resulted it the election of Alexander
genry the coalition candidate for May or
over Richard Vaux the Democratic nomi
nee. A r majori ty of the seleet council elected
J. G. IttcGintz 'Esq.. has been appointed
post master at Philipsburg Centre com,ty,
vice James Garoe,sresigned.
Two Hotels one at Corsica and the other
at Troy, Jefferson county were burned a
few days ago. All the household furniture
was consumed in both instancet.
UrAn.—The object of sending commis
sioners to Utah is not generally under,
stood. The President, from motives of
humanity, believed it to be his duty to
make an effort to induce the deluded
Mormons to refrain from opposing the au
thority of the United States, and to give
them an opportunity to retrace their gfiips.
In case they do, all the leaders, except
probably, Young and Kimball, will be for
given. In the mean time, however, the
most active preparations aro going on to
push the military movements forward, and
as the Commissioners can reach there be
fore military operations can be commen
ced, no time is, lost by efforts to avoid
bloodshed. In case the Mormons refuse
these propositions the -war, will be prose
cuted vigorously as- a last,reisort.
Among the numerous bills passed by our .
State Legislature, is one which provides
that, from and after the 4th of July next,
the lawful rate of interest for the loan 'or
use of money in all eases, where no express
contract shall have been made for no less
rate, shall be six per cent, per annum.—
, Where it i contracted to pay more than
the legal,rate the borrower shall not be
compelled to the - excess. Another
bill - his also been ps!ssed, requiring all
humans* companies in Philadelphia and .
Pitt:Aar to)nake,statements of their 'con
inspection. It is so framed
that the isziscompanies cannot ca r rrAr!of k
thole. swinafts Opiritioni atiY`lorqteN
-Wo_ladt_icit enjoyed these advantages until',
last year, and nd - vtuittiges of the Isbirmal
School last. year have been seen ; and I believe
every one that attended, received instruction •
that was worth treasuring-up, nod especially
the instructions in the art ; of teaching were
reduced to practice and worked well.
I have been thinking, and talking, about the'
impropriety ofOirectors keeping their schools,
in their districts, during the Normal School. l
Last year a large numbtr of schools were kept
during the Normal School. This is wrong.;
Those teachers are employed, that most need
the instructions of the Normal School. Dime
tors in thus employing teachers are acting in
consistent,' for why do they wish or impose
upon the Superintendant the extra !Aber oft
teachihg, and then employ their teachers to
keep thorn away
I said we should all be interested, and throw
off our indifference ; the interest of the Com
mon school system
; demands our attention.
Other counties are advancing ; their sons and
their daughters are having advantages; ‘vhich
will enable them to stand un an equal with
In attending these institutes, it is enough
to move the coldest and most insensible, to
witness the eagerness with which 'teachers a
vail themselves otthe priviteqs afforthat,_atni_
their anxiety to profit by the instruction thus
brought home to them. The; Normal School
I believe to be an important auxiliary, in ad
vancing the school system, and our interest in
it should be such as to make it the stepping
stone to the establishing,- in our County, a
State Normal School. Lancaster County has
taken the lead in this—Cuml erland County af
fords fop example worthy of imitation in the
united -effort of the County Superintendent
and directors, in conjunction with teachers and
I am making this' communication too long.
I invite the attention of those better posted
Alp imthese matters. Are there not those who
have the ability:and interest to set forth the
steps to be talidn,ond the character of its
works, and the arganients in favor of having
the State Normal School in Clearfield County
FROM A FRIEND OF TUE CAUSE.
ADAM K. BROWN, of Schuylkill county,
was murdered at Bergen, N. J., on the
20th ult. It appears that lie had gone
there forthe purpose of bringing his boat
on here to be loaded. His boat had been
left there at the close of the navigation
last fall. His body was found on the
bark, near the boat, about two hours af
ter he had left a store or loc l k house, at
which he had been to purchase provisions.
It appears that' he had been killed on
board of the , boat and his body thrOwn
overboard,'after his pockets had beeriiri
fled of their contents.
Col. C. F. Wm.'s, Jr., of Athens,Ta.,
has contracted with the Sunbury and Erie
Railroad Company for the purohace of the
North BranchlCanal, from NOrthumber,
huid to the State line,. for one and ` a halt
Million of dolhus.
ai r A. large namberof poetical pckqtri
butiOta *Vile disposed
Si. Lotits. May B.—Tztajor-General Per
sifer F. Smith has issued elaborate Orden
relative to the movements', of-.
'and tioope - ef,the ljtah-force
The; trains ine• to. be divided into two
divisions of ei!O hundred and.t*entieix
The troops to be organized ielto,eelT
oOnStitutitig an escortl
of a division.
The general supply train is to be escort
ed by the first column, under the corn- 1
mend of Lieutenant Colonel Andrews.—.
This column is ahead organized,
• een ordered to march.
:The second column, under command of
. Colonel Monroe, will be' composed of an
I escort and the first division of supplies.—
The, column will march from Leavenworth ;
on the 15 Inst.
The third column,
,under Col. May, will
march on Hie 20th,
The fourth colutnn, Under Col. Morrison,
will march on the 25th.
The fifth "column; under Col. Sumner,
will march on the 30th.
The sixth column, under Major Emory,
march on the 4th of June.
The columns, for the present., constitue
the first brigade'of the Utah forces, under
the command of Gen. Harney. Each coi
-1 mull will be supplied with four months'
provisions, which will be replenished on
passing Forts Kearney and Laramie,
General Smith is yet in this city, the
state Of Ms - It ealt be ing' such as to require
his remaining here a short period.
Four companies of the Sixth Infantry
left Leavenworth on the Gth inst., and
one company . ' from. ,the
Riley is to join
them at Fort Kearney.
lion. John Hartnett, Secretary of Utah,
left hcre yesterday for Leavenworth.
Miss Mary Culp, a beautiful and accom
plished young lady, who was much beloved
by a large circle of acquaintances, was
drowned last week in tho Little Chiques
at Mount Joy, Lancaster county, Pa. She,
in cnnipany with Miss Mary McNeel, ven
tured out upon the stream in a bkiff.—
The boat, unfortunately, upset, precipi
tating them both into the creek, which,
at the time, owing to theyeeent rains, was
quite swollen and rapid. Miss McNeel
ejught a limb and supported herself until
she wasrescuod.by Mr. Albert Jackson,
the Associate Principle in'the Seminary.
After dredging the stream for some time,
Miss Colp's body was found with her arms
clasped firmly around a floating log, and
was loosened with the greatest difficulty.
THE CREVASSE IN Nett • ORI,EANS.—Th cre
vasse in the Mississippi, just above New
Orleans. which has caused such a vast de
struction of property, is still unchecked.
The Nett•.. Orleans Bullettin complains that
"the work done at the crevasse is nothing
to talk about." No etiOrt had been made
to repair the mishap to the piling.—
All th thischief that the water can do, we
are afraid, will be clone before the crevasse
is stopped. We had up to this, indulged
hopes that the work would he carried
through with energy, hut appearances re
buked- us for being so sanguine."
THE Detroit Advertiser of Wednesday,
states that a disastrous fire occurred foul
miles out on Pontiac plank road on Tues
day morning last, at one o'clock, which
destroyed the barn of ,Tames F. CannifF,
with nine valuable horses and other prop
erty. It was the work of an incendiary.—
Mr. Canniff had several valuable horses
in his keeping, which he had wintered for
their owners. The most, if not all, of the
horses were high-bred stock; or valuable
for their speed or for breeding The total
loss was $5,500.
Is Cincinnati, a few days since, a man,
who resides within twelve miles — of thnt
city, walked into the Citizen's Bank_ for
the purpose of obtaining a sum of money
which he deposited there several years
ago., Imagine 'feelings on learningthat the - bank had Tailed slx Months ego!
lie had not even heard of the panic which
recently swapt over the country with such
a levelilng influence.
THE sultan of Turkey expresses great
gratification at the, reception given to Mo
hammed Pasha in this country, and de
clares that hospitality "rivals that of our
CONWIESS has granted to, and for the
sole use of, the Milwaukie and Mississippi
ltail•oad Company, a strial island in the
Mi , sissippi river containing about thirty
fivo acres, lying opposite the town of Prai
rie du Chien.
' Exportation of Western Lumber.
DETROIT, May B.—The brig Black Hawk,
Cant. Taylor, sails from here this'evening
1 for Liverpool, England, direct, with a car-
Igo ofataves and lumber. Other vessels
in the same trade are loading, and will
SAN FRANcisco is supplied with ioe
from Sitka, in Russian America, as Is'ew
Orleans is with the same article. from
Cm.. Joni 11ORRELL, of Loyalhanna,
Westmoreland county, died on the 24th
ult., aged 78. He Nyas an ensign in the
war 1812, under Oen.. Harrison.
FRANCIS MCPOY, for 30 years a merchant
at Lewistown, Pa., died on Thursday last.
WASIIINOTON, May 7;-=Senator Evans,
of South Carolina, died suddenly last
night. He was in the Senate yesterday,
and appeared in good health.
.James D. Dunlap, 'author of the
Book of Forms; died at Erie a few weeks
ANY persons knowing themselves indebted by
nets or book aneount of one year or more
standing, are positively guested to call and pay
Off, otherwise they will be treated according to
law, without respect to persons.
' F•RANCIS CONDRIET.
Fronehville, May 5,1858.
TO MY CREDITORS.
Drama aged and infirm in body, I am desirous
to settle and close up all my;worldly business—
All peroona having claims against Ys are there
fore requested to preaent them at once for settle•
moat., . X desire to be my own executor:
[may 10, 1858.[ . JAMES REA, Sr.
Restaniant and Eating Saloon.
RB. TAYLOR, begs leave to - inform his old
s friends and the publio,- that he has just
repiehiShed bit Hook of patibitt,;.loi his new sa
loon in the basement of Messrs., blerrel„A Mar
tin's Irett and - Tin-Wart store; itd
tor tie.Wlli alwayt beimpared Ur furnish liii,ous
tomets with every thing usually found in =oh es
tablishnienta—to wit • Toe lfrell" Ale, Lager
Been Tatman and Cligafi: of the.very bestiquat
ity, Fruiti. and Oonfeetionary . L of aU kinds 414
mummy) forpast Ifavors,. hq : s:, ()mann.
anon of public, patronage., (may 12,'5$
porsone are hereby °endow
*gaga meddling with the following property:,...
Two - swrell mares, now in Abe possession .of AL:
best Young,lts they belong to me, enbleet to el l
I r , John. T. Straw.
~ ~ : o r .. ORDNANCE: --.
,s E I T) ACTED AND ORDAINED •by iir e . - .;
liurgetitAnd Town Council of the Boron h.
of Clearfield, - and it is hereby enacted •
the authority ofthe same—That_ it sh
be and is hereby. made the duty of the
Street• Commissioner after the first (ley of
Juno next, to lay or cause tol be laid op
the follow in g streets,vig: Front-street, west
side from Markel to Locust st.—east. Mot o ' .
from Mrs. Leavy,s to Locust st. Secondit,
west side from' 'intersection . of • Front apt
Second st. to J. W. Smith's lots.„ - .
1 side from Walnut stv‘to Pine st. On Third.,
st., west side from Cherry to Pine st,. 77 ead,
side from market tfr, Locust. On Fouill,
at. west side from Market to Locust. N.
Walnut at. S.side from Front to 2d st-northJ
side from Secon to Third at. Cherry st ,,
south side fr " Front to Fourth—north
fide from F ont to Third at. Market sli;
north side from the bridge to Front stA,
I south side from Front to Fourth , st, Lo.
oust st. south side from Third to Fifth st,
—north side from Front to Fourth street,
Pine street south side' from SeCond :its
Third street, before such lots. as there are
now no brick, stone or plank side walk,
side walks lour feet wide on•all streetse;,
cept Market and Second streets, on which.
streets five feet wide, having the outer , '
edge therebf ten feet from the front lines
of the lots before which they are laid, to
be made of plank two inches thick and se.
cured to sleepers lying the course of , tte
street—Provided that before laying suit
'side walks he shall give the owr.eroeawri,
ere of the respectivelots.bounding on .. ',
streets, or in case the owner cannot be
found, then the occupier of the same ten':
days notice to lay or cause side walks to.
be laid in front of their lots by or before'
the Ist day of June next.—Provided thit
the owners of lots fronting on said street/
shall at their option lay brick, stone or
plank sidewalks, but where plank side,
arewalks e laid they must 'be laid as do*
SECTION 2d. That it shall be the duty -0_
the Street Commissioner to give ten 'days
notice to the owner or owers(Onherespee.
Live lots hounding on said streets, or in
case the owner lqinnot be found, then to
the occupier of the premises, to repair
such side walks as aro now or may here
after be out of repair, and in default of
such owner or owners, or occupiers tore.
pair such sidewalks, then it shall he the,
duty of the street commisioner to repair
or cease the same to be repaired.
SECTION 3d. It shall be 'and is hereby .
made the duty of the Street Commission.:
er to keep a regular and correct account
of all the work done by him or others a
der him in laying or repairing of side wal
and of the nature and amount of materials
furnished specifying the respective lcibi
before which the work was done and nue
terial used, and to make a weekly return
thereof into the office of the Burgess and
Town Council, for which work and mate.
rials he shall be paid by an order on the
Boro u g h';Treae u re r.
SECTION 4th. Whenever and as often a
sidewalks shall be laid or repaired by the
Street Commissioner, it shall he the duty
of the Secretary to furnislt the owner or
wners of the respective lots, or int
ase no owner can be found, then the
occupier of the premises, with a bill Of
the cost of the work and materials with'
twenty per eentum added thereto, notify!.
ing such owner or owners, or occupiers to
pay the amount of such bill to the Bob,
ougli Treasurer within ten days, and
default of such owner or owners or ocetv
piers paying such claims, the same shell
be collected in iteetirdan - oe with the net of
To the Burgess at d Town Council of the:
Borough of Clearfield—The Committee'
appointed for that purpose- report Th.'
JOF. , ;EPLI GOON.
Passed April 9, 1858, - ' - •
•WILLI AJK D EBAUG
A. H. SMITH & CO. .; -:, r .
Dealers in -;
BOOTS; 8110EY and t TI2U-VES-7 4-
, ...4 .
Or EVERY DESCRIPTION.
WHOLESALE and Retnil, at prices to rail
all. can be found at their new Boot a Shell'; '
Store, No. 344 North Second st. a few doors WI- -
low the Black Horne Hotel, Ph ila.
.pta'-Wo try to please and sell cheap. Noti041;)
to country merchants.—Constantly on hand 11';.'"
large assorttnent of Men and Boys' Boots, Gaiters
and 'Brogans, coarse and fine ; also, Wrmen'to '
Misses' Lace Boots, Orators ' Slippers, &c., and 144
well selected stock of YouthS anti Children's west A --.
generally. Wo would respectfully inrito yon - 10 — i
call and examine fur yourselves.
N. B. Trunks manufactured and for sale whole-
sale and retail at No. 344 North Second et.
April 1. - 7 T P 338. am
Justice of the Peace, Cumensville, Pcnna
COE door east of Montolius h TOR EYOIC
.Store. All business entrusted to him - will
be promptly attended to, and all instrumon to 01
wfiting done on short notico.
...March, 31, 1853.-y.
CAU'r'ON—All persons are hereby cautiened
against purchasing a certain note drawn by
me in favor of Stacy W. Thompson, dated Mt
August, 1857, for $125, as I have not received
value therefor and will not pay it.
April 17th. 1857. 3t-pd:-
CAUTION—AII persons are hereby cautioned
against trusting any of the members of, mI
family on my account, as I Will pay no debts")
their contracting. JONATHAN WEISER,
Bradford, April 28, 1868. pd.
A. T. SCHRYVER,
- Er AS resumed the practice of • medicine, 'ant
1 - 1 will attend promptly to all calls in his Kr
fession, by day or night. Residence opposite tiM,
Methodist church. May 4, 1858. 6 mos.
A Ll, persons are rkercbSr- cautioned assist,
meddling with the fol'owing property, non
in the possession of Mark Maguire, as said,PtOr
arty was bought by tes at Sheriff's sale and left
with the said Maguire on loan : 1 Wagon, 1 thit
her sled, 4 head horned cattle, 10 sheep, aleo'itti
sorrel mare bought by tug of Michel " Frank I '
left with Mark Maguire on loan.
J. 1 1 .'NELEION I CO
A LL pelotas., rfa horppy .oentioned • spin
bug, 'or .in d 7 ira)Vnteddling wits
Mitch Ctors, one red And. tho other ,bridle: no
in die possendon oi"Jtaieph =Ward, of Neill
tp., as the said cows along tanah, and el* &IN
possession on loon y, subjoin to my ordeal it