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ALL ACE & FIELDING,
ATTORNEYS-AT - LAW,
i?sBLefal business of all biodi attended to
S preiaptneff and ndelitj. OfAoe in i-cHcnee
William A. Wallace. Janl2:70
A. W. WALTERS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Vee0f.ee Is tbe Conrt noma. ileeS-lv
H. W. SMITH,
Jail Clearfield, Pa. Ij
WILLIAM A. WALLAC8.
J. BLAKB WALTS na.
WALLACE eV WALTERS,
v Real EitaU Agnti tnj CoDTeyanetri,
1tl EttaCe bought md fold, titlei cxain
1ad, eooreyitncri prriarc4, taxt-i paid, and iiinu
) UkiD. Otflo in new building, npurly
vppoiitt Court House. janl.70
ATTOKNKY AT LAW,
rOmee Ib tbe Court lioaie. jjll.'f
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OEea ob Market 8t , o'er llartiwick A Irwin's
i Iru filoro.
afar-Prompt atteotioa flirea to the aeeurlns;
af Bounty, Claims, Ac, and to all legal buiiness.
March J, I87ly.
Wallaeeten, Clearfield Count)', Penu'a.
ojl.AI1 leaal business liromptls attended tn
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office en Second St., Cleartald, Pa. novl !,..
t JOHN L. CUTTLE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
And Real l'-atate Agent, Clearfleld, Pa.
' Office na Third .treat, bet. Chorrj A Walnut.
BT-Respectfullj offers bit aerticaa In selling
and buvlna landa ,1b Clearfleld and adjoining
oaatiee ; Bod with an experience of over twenty
years aa a surveyor, flatten himaslf that he oaa
reader satiifactloa. febiS.'S tf
WM. M. McCULLOUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(Baa ob Market street onodonreaatef tbe Clear
laid County Bank. laeVM
Jaba H. Orvia. C. T. Alexander.
, ORVIS 4, ALEXANDER,
ATTDPNKY8 AT LA H'
llellel'oute. Pa. (irpl3,'J.y
, E. I. KIRK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND 8UROEON,
Wlil attend prompt! to all professional
DR. Al THORN,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
nAVINO boated at Kytertown, Clearfield ef..
Pa., offert bit profeMional perricee fo the
fupleorthiurroundingnountry. 8ept. I969-y
DR. J. F. WOODS,
PHYSICIAN A SU1HIEON.
tie, inf. remored to Ansoorlll-, Pa . offers his
rofeasional aerviees to the people of that place
end tbe sorrouning sou n try. All calls promptly
lattQBded to. It,... i 6m p,L
J. H. KLINE, M. D.,
rilYSICIAN A SURGEOX,
HAVINO located at Pennneld, Pa., offers bis
professional esrriees to the people of that
place and sarrounding country . All calls promptly
attended 10. o,. u ,f.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
HAtinv lejoatea at jfoouta, ra., vuhi ait
prefetfioiial vervleei to the people of that
fiiaoe and eurrowading eountrv.
.AH eallt promptly attended to. Office
and roftidenea 01 Certin it formerly occupied
hf Dr. Kline. nyl ly
DR. J. P. BURCHFIELD,
Ite8rgeonoftbe8.1d Keg meat, Penniylvania
V'alaoteera, having returned from tbe Army.
ffere bit profewiooal aervteei to the eltitrni
f Clearleld cuoty.
A"PrfsefinBal ealli promptly atten led to.
C)tlef mm Beeoad itreet, formerly oeeuried by
Dr. Woodi. apr4.'ff-tf
DR. T. JEFFERSON BOYER,
THYSICIAS AXD SUUUKUN,
Seoond Street, Clcararld. Pa.
Wa-llaslag permanently located, he now offers
hiaprofeaaioaaJ aerrioea to the eitisens of Clearfield
and TirdBily, and the public generally. AM calls
promptly aueodea to. oeun y
F. B. READ, M. D.,
.PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON,
Rfipswtfally offers bis services to the eltlseai ef
tax earrawading eoentry. aprJU em pd
DENTAL PARTNER SHD?
Da. A. M. HILLS.
HiLLJXir i"11 .....,rw i. eivnn an, ino
peotte naurr.nj. , mv .wMi.ui.Ha wua niaa
la the praetic. ef Denlietry,
s. r. siiaw, n. r. s.,
Weals a tradaaU of the Philadelphia Dental
College, acd therefor, bae the hta-beet attesta
tioas of prefessleaal ahlll. All work done In
th. ee I "HI h"1 aBa.lf personally mneast.
hi. fcr bela o.e la tbe asost eattafaetor, Baa.
ar aad htb.at order .f tb. prof.eaioa.
Aa aatablbed praollee of twenty. two years la
this place .aahle. ta apeak lo say patients
KoceteaoBts froai a dlstane. aho.l, he ssade
by letta'ahf d.yt '" ",'"!IV,lf "
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HT I? A
GEO. B. G00DLANDER, Proprietor.
G. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
KEAR CLEARFIELD, TEXN'A.
oT-Piimps alwara on band and made to order
on ahort nottee. l'ipea bored on reaannabla terms.
All work warranted to render satisfaction, and
delivered if desired. my2J:lypl
GEORGE C. KIRK,
Juitlc of tht Pvtvo, 8urryor nH CunTejneer,
All buInesi Intruited to blra will b prooiptly
t tended to. Fermni wishing to employ a hur
vtvror will do well to give bim will, m be flutter
hiuiKfir that he pun render Mtufaebion. I teed oof
oonreTaace, articles of airrrainent. and all legal
papers, promptly and neatly vieouled. mar.tUyp
BARBER & HAIR DRESSER,
jy23 CLEARIIEl.il, PA. tf
LAGER BEER RKEWEE,
nAVINO n-nted Mr. E litres' Brewery be
honea br strtot attention to business and
tue manufacture of a superior article of BEKH
to receive tile patronage of all the eld and many
new eustoniera. Aug. zj, u.
DAVID RKAMS, Luxemburg, Clearfteld Co..
Pa., offer hie aerTieen a Surroyor in the
end of tbe oountT. All ealli wilt be attended
to promptly, and tbe charge moderata. l:lW:Ttl
TITE underaigucd offen bit wrvieei af a Sur
veyor, and may be found at hi reiidenea, in
Lawrence tnwnohip. Letter will reach bim di
rected to Clearfield. Pa.
may T-tf. JAMF.S MITCHELL.
THOS. W. MOORE,
Land Surveyor and Conveyancer,
TJAVINU recently located In the borough of
J Lumber City, and renamed the practice of
Land Surveying, respectfully tender bit profei
ional lerricea to the nwneri of and ppeeulaturi in
landi in Clearfield and adjoining countici.
Ieedi of conveyance neatly executed.
Offle and residence one door eait of Kirk 1
Ppeneer't itore. aprl4.pd4m.
N. M. HOOVER,
Wholesale A Retail Dealer in
Tobacco, Cigars and SnulT,
Two doon eaat of the Poit Office.
MARKET BTREET, CLEARFIELD, TA.
-A large awortmentof Pipttt, Cigar Caaei, to.
alwayi on band. myli ly
J. K. BOTTORF'S
Market Street, Cletrfleld, Pa.
TROMns MAHE A fiPi:CIALTV.-T4
"VJ'EOATIVKS made In cloudy, aa well as In
elear westbrr. Constant), on hand a rood
a.sortment of FRAMES, BTbRKOKCUI'KS and
STKRrXlSCOPIC VIEWS. Frames, from any
style of moulding, made to order. apr2H-tf
RFIIRFN H Ar.k'MAN,
House and Sign Painter and Paper
rTA-Will exeoate Jobe in his line promptly and
in a workmanlike manner. af ,4,67
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
t.K AHAMTtlN, Pa.
Also, extenslre manufaetnrer and dealer in Fqnare
Timber and Sawed Lnmberofall kinda.
AeetOrdcrt aolioited and all bills promptly
ORO. ALBBRT ajRXBT A1.BRRT..M W. AI.BKRT
W. ALBERT & BROS.,
Manufacturer! A extenr-ire Dealers in
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, tic,
0Orderi solicited. Bilti filled on abort notice
and reasonable terms.
Address Woodland P. 0., Clearfleld Co.. Pa.
Frenchvllle, lleartield County, Pa.
Keeps constantly on band ft full assortment of
Dry woods, llartlware, tiroceries, and everrtbing
usually kept in a retail store, which will be sold,
for cash, as cheap as elsewhere in tbe count.
rrencnviiie, June 17, H67-ly.
C. KRATZER &. SONS,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Hardwaro,
Cntlery, Queenawere, Orneeries, Prosislona and
r At their Bewatoreroom.oa Becood street.
near II. t, Uigler A Lo'a Hardware store. (janl
M0SHANN0N LAND 6l LUMBER CO.,
OSCEOLA STEAM MILLS,
LUJIBEU, LATH, AKD TICKETS
II. U. FIlILLlNOFOni), Pre,iJfnt,
Office Pore.t Mace. Vo. 126 A. 4th St., Phil's.
JOHN LAWHIK, Superintendent.
Je'o7 Oaceola Mills, Clearfleld county, Pa.
SAMUEL I. SNYDER,
Practical Watch Maker,
Opposite the Court House,
FKCOND 6TKEKT, CLKARFIKLD, PA.
"All kin-U of Watches, CI neks snd Jewelry
promptly repaired, and work warranted to give
salistacttcn. marl" II
JAMES C. BARRETT,
Justice of the Peace and Lieeosed Conveyancer,
l.u.hrrburp, rieariirld Co., Pa.
CoHectifn A remittances promptly made,
and all kinds of legal instruments executed on
short notion. may4,7(Mf
CONRAD ME YE It,
Inrentor A Manufacturer of the
Colcbralod Iron Frame Pianos,
Wererooma, No. iS2 Arch 8t, Philadelphia,
Has received Ihe IMae Medal of the World's tl real
Exhibition, London, Kna:. The birjicsl Prises
awarded whrn and wherever eihibiud.
K.l.l.h.lirJ I Jeli ini
MoftllANVN LAND AND Ll'MBER COM
PA NY nlfer for sale Town Lots in the bor
until of Osceola, Clearfleld conlily. Pa., and also
lots lo suit purchasers owt.ide the limits of said
hornnrh. Osceola is sitosled on lbs Moiliannon
Creek, in Ihs richest portion of the county of
Cleerueld, on the line ol tne lyrone a i,ir.niu
Hailriad, where the Moshannon and Beaverton
branch roads intereoet. It is also in tbe heart ol
the Mo.hannon coal baain, and lerre bodies ol
white pine, hemlock, oak, and other timtieT aur.
round It. One of the larreat Inmlvr aianufactur-
in, eatahli.hmenti in tbe rttat. la loceted In tbe
town, while there ar. wjanr other lumner and
abinrle willli around It. The Iowa is hut ee 'n
yeara old, and contains a popnlatioa of one thoa-
w further InforanatioB annlr at the office
oi mo Boor, ooanpauv.
5ry ttoorts, &t.
1S70. AIGIST. 1870.
Will Fight it Out on This Line!
WILLIAM HEX: Is,
Dress Goods, Fancy Goods,
LADIES' AND CENT'S
Miatt and Vap
Ladies', Misses' and Children's Shoes,
AT POPULAR PRICES.
fcTbe entire stock on hand will be sold at a
reduction to present Taloe, and I will replenish
the stock every sixty days with choice sty lee of
the best goods la the market.
Near tbe Poitoffioe,
THE FIRST ARRIVAL!
Spring Millinery Goods
Jaat Received at
VLL the Ladies la Town and tbe Country are
invited to call and aee the Spring Styles in
FRKXCn FLOWERS, Ac.
We bare to suit all ages and sises. We intend
keeping our stock full and complete, so that all
can be accommodated with the best and newest
styles of each season, and at the lowest prices.
Also, new inducements offered la the way of
PHES.S-M AKINQ, in the most elegant and fs.h
ionable styles, on the shortest notke possible.
Remember the Place t
Main Street, opposite Mossop't store,
CLEARFIELD, PA. mar2S
HARTS0CK & GOODWIN,
Ar. aow reoeirlns;, dlreet from Baltimore, New
York, Boston, Pbilsdelpbia and ritubur,b, an
itnmanae slock of
DRT GOODS, CLOTniXO,
GENT'S FURNISHING 000D9,
11 ATS A CAPS, BOOTS SHOES,
CniXA, GLASS A Ql'EENSWARE,
UARDWARD, GROCERIES, Ac,
Bought at lower prices than bar. been road, to
any boose la town sine, tht good old days be
fore tb. 1st. "onpleasaatnesa" all to be dis
trlbeted to those who villi Carwensvlll. for
supplies, In accordance with the great saeriuee
al which they were boogfat,
Th Ladle, ar. particularly Invited to eall al
llaiiaor k At (;oodwln's Cbap Mlora ta al
anine the splendid stock of DRESS GOODS,
TRIMMINGS, SHAWLS, FANCT GOODS, Ac,
new oa tihibltlon.
Thry Drfy Compelllina 1
Parties canaol da tbeaiselrat Jnstlra la buy.
Ing tbe neees'trlee of life wllhuut calling on
HARTSOCK 4 GOODWIN,
curweitsfiti, rena a.
NEAR LUTHER.nritO, PENN'A.
"TANl'FACTl'RES all kinds of Lumber
xll building purposes. Alwsyl on hand
LATH FOR ROOTING,
PA LINUS, Ac.,
Ilia Pla.terlnr. Lath are crenlv sawed nr
different lengths, to soil purchasers j Ihe Palings
are our red long and ready pointed.
All kinds of Fswcd Lumber will he furnished
to order, and delivered ir so desired. Prices will
be liberal, according to quality.
&JuAII kinds of GRAIN taken in exchange
Luthershurg P. 0., Jan. 10, 187.
RESTAIRAM & REFRESIIMEM
In Lcavy't New Ruildine;, (formerly occupied by
SECOND ST., CLEARFIELD, PA.
CONPTANTI.V on ktndanneeelcellon of CAN
DIES, NUTH, f I.I A It H, TOBACCO, Ac.
Also, FRESH OYSTKHM received daily, and
served Bp to sail the tastes of customers.
A R D A I.P1N on second story.
apr JOiif 1). R. FI LLERTON.
)INK, WHITE A ROAN LINING SKINtt-
Jast ree.tveil ana f... .) k.
April 1. . 7t. H. r. blULKH A CO.
I'T tb. DEMOCRATIC ALMANAC. Onlv
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-- erv v.iar saeia aave ess. ut
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1870..
CLKAH FIELD, PA.
WEDKK.DAY MOHN1NO, AI'GrflT J4, lhTO.
I love r look on a scene like this.
Of wild and careless play.
And persuade myself that I am not old,
And my lock are not yet fray ;
For it stirs the blood in an old man's heart,
And makes his pulses fly.
To catch the thrill of a happy to ice,
Aud the light of a pleasant eye.
I bare walked tbe world for fourscore yuan,
And they say that I am old -That
my betirt is rinefo reatcr Death,
a. e years are well ny.u loin.
It is Terr true il is rery tru?
I am old. and I'll hide my time;
Hut my heart will leap at a scene like thia.
And I half renew my prime.
Plsy on ! play on 1 I am with you there,
Jn the midst of your merry ring:
I can feel the thrill of tbe darlins; jump,
And the rush of the breathless swing.
I hide with you in tbe fragrant hay,
And I whoop the smothered call,
Aud my feet slip up on the seedy floor,
But i care not fur the fall.
I am willing to die when my time shall come,
And I shall be glad to go
For tbe world at best is a weary place,
And my pulse is getting low;
Cut the grave is dark, and the heart will fail
In treadling its gloomy way,
And it wiles my heart from dreariness,
To see the youug so gay.
, A aKAKUH i:iu
I msy not kiss away the tears that still
Hang on the lids which those loved eyes eu shrine;
T may not weep away the tears that fill
These aching eyes of mine.
Sleep on, sad soul, shelter d from love and pain!
Or hsply shelter love from pain, with thee,
In thy sweet dreams. When we two meet again,
'Tis but in dreams 'twill he.
A PIOUS SWINDLER AND IMPOSTER
Un Saturday, July 'I, man on two
cruleltes, tulliiifr himself the iiev. K.
YYliilcomb, apprarud in Springfield,
Musn., on J inquired for tlio iiaitlor of
tho InrfroBt Mcthodit church, and
learning that he was out of town fur
tho day, awaited It is return in the
cvcniiiij. After introdurinp; liimaelf
as a Methodist preacher fiotn Wuter
ville, KanraH; he stuted that ho wn
on his way to Vermont, on a mention
fur Ii'ih health, and, wltilo obluin ini a
luncheon in tho depot, ho wns crowded
by two men and rohhed of nil his
money; and appealed lo the synipa.
lilies of the pastor to do as he would
ho done by. As proof of his statement
ho showed so mo railroad pawies niado
out to liev. F. Whiteonth; also tome
loiters addressed in tho emtio way ;
and a letter dated aomo two years
ao at Jonesvillo, K. Y., written hy
Alr. T. II. Kimnton, now teacher of
tho Illtrh School at Chieopce, four
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mi ca Irom Springfield, introducing!
ii i-. , A ,, i, i , i
hitcomb to C. I). Jlills, who wns at
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that lime and is now pastor nl I
Methodist church in thttt city. As
tho man claimed to be simply travel
HH on a vaenlion, it wns not reason
able thai he should huvo in his posses
sion any positivo proofs of his identity,
and it beiitfr Saturday niht, there
seemed to be no other Chrictian way
but to believe tho man to be as he
represented, and to treat him accord
ingly; hence he was provided for at a
hotel. He appeared at church the
noxl moritinir, and look a short hand
report of the entire sermon, and at
IIMl'll SUUIVIWtU UIU IIIIIUIVII CI IMU I
.Sunday-school. In tho meantime he I
was invited to nreaeh in th. .renin
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nrnver.meelinir ml nt the arw.i,.leM
l J cv , -I I -
hour presented hitnscll, taking as his
text, "Why stund ye hero idlo ?" from
which he preached a very effective
and practical sermon ; showing con
siderable talent, anil weaving in his
Andersonvillo experience to illustrnto
his points so cflcciively as to make
the use of handkerchiefs very popular
throughout tho audience.
Although his stories, when mensmed
and tested by subsequent events, seem
exaggerated and unreasonable, yet
such was his earnestness and apparent
sincerity that probably not a dor.cn
in tho whole congregation htd a well
defined doubt of bis honesty. His
story, as told in his sermon and clse
whero is substantially this: itorn in
Vermont, bis father, who was a Meth
odist preacher and a chaplain in tho
army, died at Nashville, early in the
war. At this time he and a brother
Charles wero left in tho army, and
after having received bullet wound
in the body, ho wns raptured and
thrown into Andersonville prison.
Describing the horrors of Andorwon
v il lo in a most vivid and awful man
ner, he said ho was shot in tho left leg
by Wira for going over the dead line
for a rlrinlr of water Soon after thisi,
Win beat him and kicked him till
nearly dead, and robbed him of ,lig 1 limits since h.s ap-r,it.ee to rough
clothes and a llible, tho Inst and only I and Jon0RV,il0' " ,out . wn
gitlof his dying father; and, whili 5""1" "f?- "V' q,,,U, rTT'',.,,y'
lying on the ground nnahlo to move I ! "n"l,,,n.?. kTv" ,of l""'""
because of h.s wounds and ithnsos, he iU"lor; W 0 UM l"lnk,ul Kr
t.ia i,r.i,. t i.. : fV information on those points as a
run in.. Vilnius 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 U 1 1 L III
and hung up by his thumbs till dead
Such was the nature of tho experience
that was given will, an earnestness
imiu uiiiinutiu I'liccb an incieni. unueri
tho circumstances to hold tho eager!
uttdienco in almost breathless silence!
throughout tho cnliro tinio occupied i
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in its delivery. From Andersonvillo
ho went to tho soldiers' homo at
Augusta, Mo., having lost his reason
so that for six weeks he did not know
bis own mother, who attended him
there. After a litno ho recovered his
senses somewhat, hut was obliged to
learn bis alphabet entirely new. A
few months later his mother died, end
lie was on his way lo visit her gravo
when robbed in tho depot having
with him the root of a shrub, brought
no iiiu way irom Kansas, lo plant on
iter grave, llo was the paslor of a
church in Watcrvillc, which commen
ced in a lent and had ju,t erected a
house of worship. Dast winter he
did picket duly all night, in a driving
snow storm, to protect tho building
from ihe Indians.
At tho close of tho meeting, many
of the congregation gulhcrodariiund
him, and gave him various sums of
money, Amounting in
all to about
seventy live joiiurs,
Also a free imss
was provided for him to go north the cd in rending the accompanying di
next morning, which was July 4. roctionn: "Swallow ono every two
For tome reason be did not leave town hours !"
Immediately, but was present at the
MasHasoit ifouso at a lireakftist given
by the business men of the city, and
took shorthand notes of all tho
speeches made in response to tho
various toasts. I stiri iiu tho forenoon,
a minister from New York Stttto envo
notieo to interested parlies that Whit
comb had boon unceremoniously kick
ed out of Hound Luko camp ineetini:,
a week beloro, as an importer. As
Whitcomb claimed to have preached
in the Jfev. Mr. Kowler'a church in
Chicago, the previous Runday, this
one fuct proved him a liar ; and tho
pastor, who had been so swindled, at
once went to Mr. Kimplon, already
mentioned, who rtaled Unit soon af
ter pivinrs Yl'Lilonmh Ia I---
.sot Si ula at JatneavilU, he received a
litter of inquiry from parlies in
1'iughkeepsio which led him to be
lieve Whitcomb a humbug. With
this information, the swindled pastor
returned lo Springfield, and finding
Whitconih visiting the Armory
grounds, very forcibly invited him lo
rido down town in his carriage, w hich
ho reluctantly did, and soon was safe
ly lodged in tho police stution.
When arruigned tho next morning
in the court, on the charge of obtain
ing money under false pretenses, the
counsel for the defendant claimed that
although his client had done all that
was charged in the warrnnt, the laws
did not apply to cases where money
was given lur charitable purposes. In
view of the argument thus presented,
the judge reserved his decision until
July 8, at which time ho decided that
the laws were intended to apply in
,ut:b cases, and held tho prisoner for
trial before the supremo court in De
Upon an examination of tho effects
of the prisoner, contained a small
leather bug, a small valise and a bun
dle, many things of interest were
found. In the bag were several porto
monnaios, containing various sums of
money in tho different compartments;
also a New York draft, made by a
Saratoga bank, for ono hundred and
fifty dollnrs,and some baggage checks,
marked & K. It. H., local." In an
envelope, securely senled, were found
two one thousand dollar greenbacks,
two ono hundred dollars, and several
of smaller denominations. In tho
bundle of clothng, a number of hotel
towels were found, beat ing the names
of Congress Hull, Delevnn Houe, etc.,
also napkins several articles were
marked Wilhrow. Among those
w ho examined tho articles, llto im
pression wo very general that Ihe
porlo monnaics were stolen, and many
think Ihe money in the cnvelopo was
taken ut one haul from some pocket
or from some house.
Il aoenia that, about n week ago.
m itiieuinu nt'm'srcti in irittotia I
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Prcnliy tenan niiniHter from K.tn
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on visit east, and had heen rob
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Whitcomb appeared in Saratoga as a
of his money. His story deceived a
prominent I rcshyterian clergyman,
who gavo him an introduction to tho
Inndlord of Congress Hull, and thro'
him to tho guests who mndo up a
purse of about two hundred dollarn.
Reports of similar swindling opera
tions eotno from Troy, Albany, rough
kcepsio, Trenton, Xowark, New York
city, s'td even from as far as Iowu.
The Jiev. Dr. Todd of I'ittffield says
in a letter, slier slating that ho had re
ceived letters of intptiry from tho West
respecting this Icllow, who represcn
, , 10 . . . ,
'"''' ' or " n, l'1"'w :
'-1 hc ",m of " "''t ,.fecl '.'J- to a?
l',at I neversnw him nor his molh
cr ; that lio is no relative ol nunc, and
if he was I should grieve to have such
a relationship raise tho slightest bar
rier between him and tho Slate pris
on." A young man writes from Troy
that Whitcomb is not lame and can
walk as well as any ono; hut this
seems hnrdiy possible as his limb hns
been eintnincd by competent physi
cian, somo of whom giro i I as an opin
ion that ho has been a crippla from
in fa icy.
A gentleman in this city, who vis
ited t Spring Luke, nenr Shaknpce,
Mini., about a year ago, is confident
that ho saw tins man ihero in tho
chaiaeter of a school teacher, and the
catisd of his lameness wns the rheuma
tism, And his nntno is Drown or How
en. Oilier than this, wo huvo no
knowledge that ho hns ever assumed
any other name than tho one ho now
As tho enso now rcsls thero may be
serious doubts whethar he can be con
victed under our laws of any offense
t li n L will imprison him, and wo believe
it to l lite duty nl all friend of true
Christianity, to do all in their power
to It tig to just punishment this acri
lagicus and blniihcmous offender As
vel liul little is known of his. where-
nailer of curiosity, even
may bo of no legal value.
: ,',rw't efr".H l,vo.,:0,n.. m"do
i itu n iiiniiiiiiiiiv iiiiviirpi cut iiv
iiiliisrs to iivo a nittii.i; A very
stall lerreotypo ol the man, in u
protip of Ibreo, was found in his valise ;
but il was evidently taken sumo years
since, anil hns a nioiislacho which
greatly changes his appearanco.
Tho billow tug is p ritiips ns cortnet
a description as can bo given of the
"lleven ltd" gentleman :
Medium bight, (about A feet 8 inch
es.) rather slight, and sickly looking
Hair light with auburn slindo. l?erd
liu'ht brown, shading on tho red.
Kves mild greyish blue. Nose promi
nent and sharp. His whole face wears
a sanctimonious, sick, resigned ex
pression, Ihe perfect picture of injured
innocence, llis dross consists of a
lilack suit, black silk hat, tun ill while
nr. k tie and cloth gaiters.
An npolhecnry'a boy was sent to
leave at ono liouso a box of pills,
and at number six live fowls. Con
fused on the way, he Kit tho pills
alicra tho low Is should havo cone, ami
the fowls in the pill place. The folks
who received the lots Is wero astonish-
a"vt,a . awaar
HISTORY AND THE HESSIANS.
Tho enthusiasm of oitrpcoplo mnni
fests itself on ull occasions of great
excitement, often to un unreasonable
extent. Tho war between France
and I'russia bits given an opportunity
of displaying our character. Il would
bo well enough for our peoplo to re
flect a little, a nd read Historical re
miniscences of the dark days of 1770,
when Ihe combined hosts of British
Indians and HcNsiuns wero engaged
in sculping our grandfathers. Tho
New York World says :
It is a curious telegram which comes
to us from 1'ariu announcing that
Count Kti'.enberg, tho agent in that
city oi mo urao.t i.u. of Hno.
Darmstadt, has requested Ihn Anmri.
can Minister to take under his pro
tection tho Hessian subjects whom
fate, or their mere free will, or their
fnreknowlcdgo absolute of the events
of tho war. mny restrain from rush
ing to tho aid of tho Fatherltiiid and
keep os residents in France.
It is not surprising that Count En
lenberg should havo asked Ibis favor,
for ho was long a resident of the Uni
ted Stules, and he knows how thor
oughly cosmopolite is the bird of our
freedom, how forgiving of injuries,
and how generous to tho down trod
den. Nor is it cilher surprising or
improper that tbe favor thus asked
should havo been promptly granted
by our envoy.
If tho (ierman sympathisers for
American political ends who aro just
now making such a noise nmong us
really controlled the policy of the
government, tho favor could not have
been decently asked nor wisely ac
corded. We owt) it to our position as
a neutral power, and to tho good
sense of the American peoplo in in
sisting upon such a position, that we
aro aide to exert our national authori
ty efficiently in times like the present
for tho benefit of such otherwise hope
less nationalities as Iho Hessian.
15ttt who in 1770 could have dream
ed that tho flag of tho United Suites
would ever bo invoked as their palla
dium of safety by Ihe Jieoplo of Hesse!
It is no fault ol that people or of their
rulers thai tho flag of the United
Stales now waves in tho uir at all.
If Hesse und tho Ilessiuns could have
had their way aomo throe generations
ago, Ihero would havo been no lega
tion of tho United Stales in Taris to
day to open i' sheltering doors to
It was a hard saying of Lord Grey
that ''nation knew no chivalry." One
might almost believe it truo who sees
how carelessly a certain class of
Americans havo come to think and to
speak of tho naving help extended to
our fathers in their hour of sharpest
need by the government of Louis
XVI. and tho countrymen of Lafay
etlo. ISut it is study rebuked by tho
magnanimity which throws tho folds
of the stars and tho stripes over the
grand children of tho mercenary cut
throats whom an English king found
it so easy to hire in Germany for tho
stippresiion of liborly in tho Now
Il is exactly ninety-two years ago
sinco llto henrls of this people were
made glad by tho news which camo
to Washington, amid the chill horrors
of Valley Forge, that Franco her
rulers and her peoplo had rccogniced
ns independent Stales theso United
Colonies, and that they wero willing
to aid us with men, with money, and
with materials of wur. Lafayette
had como sooner; but Rochanibcau
was now set on his way, and soon af
ter tho liltlo village city of Jlhodo Is
land, whero peaceful and luxurious
wealth now recreates itself, saw ihe
lilies of Franco Homing from her men
of war in Ibat beatttilul hntbor. Old
warriors from Fonlenoy, and silken
knights like Liuistin, uinl plainer sol
diers liko Cuslino, camo on shoro,
ready to slinre hardships and priva
tions with the half-clad, ragged Ameri
cans. Lincoln (not Abraham, for
I . 1 : - .
I uicic iiiu uiiiiTs in our story nesmes
tlio immortal rail splilcr) and Io
chambrnu, stood side by sido when
Iho Iiritish flag was finally struck at
Y'orktown nnd I.nnrens and Lafayette
I hnH stormed Cornwallis' last redoubt.
Irrtn that day to this, in tho land
w hich gave us such friends w hen we
most needed litem, there hove been
sad ami bloody chances and changes,
but till lately it was clear that our un
cient sympathies had survived them
all. It was nn impulse of gratitude
towards the Franco which helped us
ill our hour of trial w hich niiido us
rejoico tit the good the first revolution
promised, and mndo us mourn when
the dream Was so bloodily broken.
Wo rejoiced over Dumotiriex victories
nt Valtny ; and wo sorrowed for
Waterloo, though we bad no moro rea
son lo liko the first Napoleon than
tlio third. We hoisted our flags and
rang our bells when tho Hoiirbons fell
in 18;i(l, nnd again when, eighteen
years luler, tho dynasty of Oajeans
ran nwny in a cab. Our minister was
tho first to rccogniaa Larmnrlincs
fancy government of February ; and
wo were content when Cavnignac put
dow n the mob of Juno. Tlio return
of Iho Napoleonic dynasty wns not ab
solutely distasteful to the American
people; and when Irish Mc.Mahon
stormed the MalnkolT ahead of the
F.nglish in war, and Ferdinand tie
l.eescps made bis canal n success in
peace, wo full proud of Franco its of
our ancient friend ami ally. Kvon
Iho error of Napoleon III. as to tho
Southern Confederacy had something
more tuuiily about il than tho ' wil
ling Id wound and yet afraid lo strike"
conduct of Great llritain. We fell
even that there was something? more
picturesque in French sympathy with
tho South th mi in lie spirit of some
other nation w ho showed thvir re
gard for tho North chiefly by buying
np our bonds at n discount. Thus,
then, throughout tho woh ol our story,
from first to asl, bus run a bright atid
genial thread of nntural, honest and
creditable sympathy with France.
Our teutonic Incnds must admit Ibis;
and they must admit also that tho
other sido of tho picture is leas bright.
In tho month of November, 17f0,
thero appeared on tho British budget
an ominous item U was .TlN'o of
e-js se-.-ae-m aa a. ;. ,
TERMS $2 per annum, in Advance.
SEHIES - Y0L.il, NO. 6.
tho aweetly simple "ihreo per cents,"
transferred to Ihe I.nndgrnvn of Hes
se for auxiliaries killed or B ounded in
America, nl tho rate of iibout X.'iO a
i bend. We forget how much went to
iNassnu, and Brunswick, and Hanover,
nnd Waldeck, and Anspach for all
I theso small slates wcio in Ibis butch-
II u. ,'ui, lb ,r ,,, cm u ..iii-u III'
trifle. "It is nolicenhlo," snys our
friend, Mr. Bancroft, whose cue was
not just then ntiti Culholic. 'that they
all Camo from Protestant countries."
But come they did. It was Von Hois
ter's yngers wdio led tho onset nl
Gowaiins, and (we lovo lo quote Bun
croft) "pursued tho fugitive Ameri
cans relentlessly through tho thick
m, and k.ra nnd thero found amuse
ment in pinning w ith their bayonets a
rifleman lo a tree.' n was fiicynian
nnd Dunn that did their bet to mnko
Molly Stink a widow at Bennington.
It was the drunken Ruhl ut Trenton.
It was Piiedescl ut Saratoga nnd
when wo saw the enthusiasm of our
Newark friends iho other any over
Germany nnd America, we recalled
that dark dny of December, 1770,
when Washington left tho village nt
ono end und Cornwallis entered it at
tho other, with his Germans in tho ud
vanco, spreading havoc and terror
nr.d wanton carnngo through New
Jersey, till their march was checked
forever by American vulor in Iho mout
at Red Bunk. It is of these Hessians
thnl another Radical New England
historian, Mr. Pnllrey, pleasantly
writes: "Hired slubbers as long as
they wero in arms, horse-theives ns
soon nt. they wero beaten, they bud
nothing to claim at the hands of
meekness ilself." Such, unfortunate
ly, is tho German record of our revo
lution ; and, if tho first crash of arms
and war's fiercest ravages should fall
on that liltlo circle of principalities,
long since absorbed or presently
doomed, of which Hesse Casscl is the
centre, there will be something not
unlike poetic justice in Iho event. It
was down the Wesser that the Hes
sian mcrceiiarjcs floated on their way
lo America. It is true that old Fritz
of Prussia protested against this piti
ful trade in men, but be did nothing
to prevent it. He was bound band
and foot by subsidies from Great Hrit
ian, nnd either cured not or dared not
to contravene her purposes. While
Franklin wus an idol in Paris, Arthur
Lee had a dreary lime in Berlin his
papers stolen from him with im
punity, and the old king sullenly re
fusing to have anything to do with
li i in Bismarck is much more polilo
These are old-time thoughts nnd
half obsolete memories, but the' conio
up irresislahly under the pressure of
passing events ; nnd it wero neither
wiso nor honorable to ignore them
utterly. Whnteverour Hessian friends
in Taris may owe, before tho war is
done, to tho iiroteetion of America, il
w ill bo but a little thing in comparison
w ith tho debt which the German citi
r.ens of America owe to our institu
tions, and through those inslilions to
France, which did so much to muko
them possible. Let them ponder this
uncscapnblo fuct with German hones
ty, nnd it can hardly fail to help them
to a wiser appreciation of tho mean
ing of tho measure of that American J
neutrality which is really as impor
tant lo them as to any other class of
citizens in tho great republic.
Keep Your Family Paper.
The last thnt should bo given up, in
a woll organized family, is tho regular
weekly paper. Times mny bo bard
nnd money scarce, but in the mid-t of
iho greatest financial distress, the
most difficult thing to dispense with
is tho family newspaper. Thero aro
few persons who will do it under uuy
circumstances, and tho wisdom of
their decision is manifest. The news
paper is a man nt the lookout. It
keeps the former advised of ihe chang
es and fluctuations of the markets;
of the current news nnd items of
the da-; of tbn regulations of the fl-
nnncial policy of tho country ; of cv
jerylhing that pertains to the fanning
j and business interests, nnd is, tlicro
I fore, a guide board which in hard
times is iho brst friend and counscl
, lor. It is vnluablo on account of tho
information it brings regularly to out
tloors nnd when if sought after else
where could not be obtained for leu
times tbe amount of a yenr's subscrip
tion. None but tho hopelessly igno
rant, will stop their paper on account
of tho bard times. When they tin so
I hey throw awny and rule oul of their
family tho only thing which may save
them in an extremity. Tho newspa
per costs a very small sum, nnd yet
very often by containing u piece of
information valuable I ) farmers and
I business men, may save him thous
ands of dollars. If economy and re
trenchment nro necessary in your ex
penditures, commence elsew liero than
j with the family newspaer. Il would
be like lopping off tho head of n fowl
I lo save thu rest of the body from tit-sit
ruction liko killing the goose that
laps the golden egg lo s-ivo llto few
I grains of corn required for its imur
I isliment. Tho newspaper not only
keeps ynn advised of the stato of the
market and contains information that
j touches upon your every day inter
ests, hut is, nl tho same lime, an edu
icatoriu your family. Y'ottr wives
nnd children rend it and nrc enlight
ened. Tho latest inventions and dis
eoveries in ngricnltnre, the arts nn I
sci-ncos, find a place in its columns
nnd by filing it uway, you havo a
yearly register of events nn! things!
to which you cut nl ways refer with
pleastiro nnd profit. It is tho grcit- i
est of temporal as tho Biblo is ihe
greatest of spiritual blessings; never
lo bo parted with while llto eyes can
read and tho mind has tho capacity
A port wroto of his departed love :
"We will hallow her gravo with our
tears," but Ihe wicked printer set it up :
-Wo will burrow bor grave with our
"Let us remove temptation from
the path of youth," as tho frog said
when he plunged into the water npon
seeing a boy pick np a ,t'ns
-a ee&-ewer s-e .set ".eatssara .
D tittint k, lliouli ( onipnrnlivelv
nnvill In ten it" ly tiiid uton.pm taut ill
po iiiiitioti, may occupy a vety lm
portai. t position in relation lo (li
present war ''.(ween rnnee and
I'rii-siu The Hy n I family is con'
net ted w ith mine nf the most Import
ant ami piitetiiial Furnpcnii powers
Oiieofllie Ft Inccescs, A lexandrn, is
wedded lo Iho I'l incc of Wales, ami
may, nt no dinliinl period, sit besido
her I'oynl lnih.".tid on Iho throne ol
Fi'gliiinl. H. r s:stcr in (he wife of
the heir apparent to the Czurship of
I!i"ia. This suiioiinds Dcntnrtftt
with a wall of influence, not easilr
broken down or overleaped. Willi
I'ugl.ind on one side, und I!usiu on
the other, neither Fiance nor l'tussin
won lil willingly run counter to the
rights or privileges of Denmark. Tho
King of Greece is ulso a scion of thu '
lineal stock of Denmark, and ho i
linked with I'ussi.i by a union with
the dattglilerol Coiistaiitine, a young
er brother of tho Cxur, und Cord'
miinder in Chief of ihe Ilitssiun nttvy.
This marriage gave liu-siu n foothold
in the Southern part of Kuropo of f ht)
greatest importance w hen looking at
the settlement of the Eastern ques
tion. Greece sits at thu door of Tur
key, and Iho hand thai guides the nl'
lerof Greece can produce a movement
on tho balance of power in tlio Hast,
ut the moment most useful to its in
terests. In thin relation, the King of
Greece is a vsiuuhle "ally to Htissia.
Hiei tiiai. .i'cr win not suitiu loiy u
und see the son injured, by a blow at,
the parent si ill k.
As to wnrliko strength, Denmark
can furnish nlintit fifty thousand sol
diers, divided into twenty balluliona
of infantry, ten depot butlalions, terl '
of reserve, five regiments of cavalry
and twelve butterriesof artillery. In
caso of war, tho conscription law put"
in tho army all ablo bod acd men over
iwomy niio. Tho navy of Denmark
isinsignifiennt only thirty-one stun nl'
ers currying three hundred und tw elvo
guns, und manned by tiltecn hundred
men. Six of the steamers, however,
are serviceable iron clads. Thti mrj
(haul marine numbers 3,Di2 ships
with a tontiuge of 175.554 Ions. Tha
troops are brave and hardy, and tlio
ollicers among tho best educated sol
diers in Europe. During the war
willi Prussia, Ihe Danish soldier
fought with tho utmost bravery, and
disputed each inch of ground with a
heroism and gallantry worthy of high
praise. The nation wns overwhelmed
by numbers; not beaten man to man
on the field.
At tbe present time Denmark holJ
the keys of a marine high way, through v
which pass every year Ivvctiiy-fivc
millions of peoplo. From her soil fl
French army navy advance upon
Schleswijr nnd Holetcin. und thus call
off fifty thousand men from tho bat
tle, fields of tho liloiie II is reported
that a French corps is being organis
ed under Count I'alikao to optnatc
from that direction upon Prussia, and
when this is supported by a powerful
fleet it will bo a strong diversion in
favor of the army ot tho Rhine.
Prussia will have to meet tho new
danger, either by w ithdrawing men
from tho main body of her forces, or
by calling out tho reserves. In cith'
cr case, the drain will ho severely
felt, especially if the war is protract
ed for ihreo or four years. Tho peo
ple of Selileswig llolstcin have no
lesson to love tho Prussians. They
will bail the French as deliverers.
Tho promises and pledges made in
tho treaty of Prague havo not been
fulfilled. Prussia bus repudiated all
theso obligations, and held the Danish
provinces ns conquered territory, the
people of w hich havo no rights the
conqueror is bound to respect. Thut
course of action hns created a feeling
of intense bitterness in ihe minds of
Ihe oppressed citizens of that portion
of Denmark, which will now crop out
to the surface in action.
Six 3'ears ago, Prussia and Aastri.1
combined, acting under the spur of
Uisinarek, deprived Denmark of tho
four sea ports of Keil, Wilhcltnshaven,
Flenshttrg and Altonajand Charles
rX would bo a saint indeed if he fail
ed to improve tho present opportnni
ty, and pay back William and Bis
marck in their own coin. Theso port
were valuable to the crown and coun
try. They added to tho national
wealth ; lo tho national reputation
and character. They wero seired by
the rude hand of force, and lorn from
Iho jewels of the Danish crown.
Charles mndo all the resistance possi
bio. But his Kingdom wits despoiled.
Not long after, the robbers "quarreled,
came to blows, and ono of them was
humiliated. Now tho leading plun
derer hns tho wolf at his door, and
Dcntnurk's opportunity hns come.
France can afford lo repair tho wrong"
of Denmark. Napoleon has no aire
bilions in Ihnt direction. He wishe
to head tho Latin raeo, to protect
Lalin territory. Hence Denmark is
sale. Not so in relation to Prussia.
Bismarck n ill not lake his hand front
tho throat or the Danish Provinces,
until it is drenched in blood, and -should
Prussia be the victor in tho
present war, the whole of Denmark
may bo subjected to the centralizing
process, or, in more fining nnd appro
priate largiuige. Prussianized. These
are the surroundings of Dciimnrk. and
her learnings in the struggle aro both
noticeable nnd natural. Ayr.
Tkkascrks Every ono of ns in
treasuring tip stores tor eternity, the
good are laying up I -ensures in llcnv
en, where inolli and mst doth not cor
rupt, tho evil and impenitent aro
'treasuring tip wiuth ngainsl tho dny
of w rath." What nn idea this is !
Treasuring up wrath I Whatever ihe
impenitent man is doing, he is treas
uring up wrath. He may ba getting
wealth; but he is treasuring up
iv nuh. Ho map bo forming ple.s.sittjr
connections; but be is also treasuring
up wrath. Every oath tho swearer
utters, there is someihiii.; gone to the
heap of wniih. Every lie tho liar
tells, every licentious net the lewd
man commits, adds something to the
treasure of wra'.h. The sinner has a
weightier treasure of wrath today
than ho had jeslriilay ; be will have
a weightier ono lo. morrow than lie
has to day. When be lies down at
night bo is richer in vengeance than
when be nroein iho morning. Ho is
continiial'y deepening and darkening
his eternal portion. Every neglected
Sabbath increases his store of wrath,
every forgotten sermon adds some
thing lo the weight of punishment.
All the checks of conscience, all tho
remonstrant ea of friends, all that nd
vice and prayers of parents will be
taken into account, and all will tend
to increase Iho treasures of wrath laid
up against tho day of wralh.
The la'e rebel General Thomas L.
rrlec, of Missouri, is said lo have left
in r-tnir valued at 1,ri"fivt