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THE MANSION HOUSE.
THIS eld aad omaodloof Hotel haa, daring
the put jeer, beea enlarged U doable ite
looser eepeeuy for let uiuiibbi or atren
gore and gaeeu. Tha whole betiding haa been
refanlebed, u4 lb proprietor will aeexe
peine ,te render hta iuli eenforteble while
ttayieg wilh bin,.
kMbe Maael Hotee" 0lbai rut to
aaa frew. th Depot o tbo arrival dipirtv
I IWl train e W. V. VABUUfl
Jnly lMT-lf Proprietor
Market Mtreet, Clear field, Pa,
Wa. B. Bradley, fomorJv propriotor of tat
Leonard lloeae, having lei
HoUl, eolieila a her ol
public patronage, Tee
lily repaired and aewhr
Howe hu beea thorough
udrir re Dai r
' farnlebed, and gue-te will tod it a ploatant etoi
k nleatant etop-
Tho table will bo eupplied with tbo
beet or everything t
everjtblnc In the market. At the ber
will be foend tbo beet winee end linore.
WM. 8. BRADLEY,
(Cor. of Morket A Front Hreete,)
The anderelgned hurlng Uk.a ehergc of tbti
Hotel, would rerpectfullycolielt publie patronage.
It. ftSWiUfl fiUAH
'J1EMPEIUXCE ilOL'SE, '
NEW WASIUNOTON, PA.
II. I). HOSE, . . Paor-aiiroB.
. Hull, IM. Uu and horee ? or Bight, tl M.
Uu and two borne, over night, tl.611.
Tbo boat of eoeommodetlona for lu and beaat.
NEW WASHINOTON, PA.
Thla now and w.ll furniabod houae ho. boos
taken by tbo undoraignod. He fool. oonlidenl of
bjinf akla Is .iraAju.rr"' "
Meyl, 1171. Q. W. DAVIS, Prop'r.
Tblo alwaye .applied with tbo bait tbo market
uurue. x ue .reveling puouo 18 inriiea (o call.
Jee.l,'7o. KOBEHT LOYD.
County National Bank,
OK CLEARFIELD, PA.
"Ik OOM in Maeonic Building, ona door north of
, v. u. walaon'a urug store.
Paaeage Tickat. to nod from Livernool. Ono
town, Ola.gow, London, Poria tnd Copenhagen.
Alio, Dreft. for .ale on tbo Royal Bonk of Ireland
and ImporiaJ Hank or London.
JAMES T. LEONARD, Prort.
W. M. SHAW, Cublar. janl,'7T
DREXEL & CO.,
Ma, 34 South Third Street, Philadelphia
And Dealers in Government Securities.
Application by mail will receive prompt attea
Uon, end ell Information cheerfully furniibed
urueri lonottd. April U-U.
r. K. AKROLDe
a. W. ARNOLD.
J. . ARM 0I.
F: K. ARNOLD & CO..
Rankera nnd Rrokera,
Roynuldivllle, Jeffereoa Co., Pa,
Money reoelved on dopoatt. Dlieounta at mo
demto ratoi. Koatorn and Foreign Eiobanga al
wara on hand and ootlrotiona promptl nada.
KeynuM.rUl., Dm. Id, 174.-Ir
J h. R. HEICH1I0LD,
(Iraduato of tbo Ponnijrlranla Collet? of Dontal
riorgtry. OBooinraaidonoeofDr. Ililla.oppoalta
tha Shaw Houae. moblS, '78-tf.
(Oflco In Bank Building,)
CurwenaTlIlt, clmrBeld Co., Pa.
mob 12 '7o lf.
(Omoo In raaldanoe, Seoond atraot.)
Nitron Oiido Gal admlnlatarod for tbo pala
aa aatraatlon of tooth.
Olearlald, Pa., May 1, 1 877-1 y.
SUUEMAklNU.-I hereby Inform my pa
trone, and mankind in general, that I bar
removed my aboeinaking abop to the room in
Urabam'a row, over 8. 1. Snydar'a Jewelry aaore,
nnd that I am prepared to do all kinda of work
in my lino cheaper than any other abop In towa.
All work warranted ai good aa oan bo done any.
where elt. Poeitiroly tbia la tbo ebeapoct abop
In Clearlield. JOS. II. l'KKRlNO.
Deo. 11, 187c.tr.
F. M. CA1D0N & BB0.,
On Market &t, one doorweetof Muiloi Iloaee,
Our arranr;ementi are cf the mo it eotnplett
character tor furniihiDK the public with Freeh
Meeta of mil kind, and of the very beat quthtj.
We alio deal la ell kindi of Agricultural Inple
mentt, whieb we keep on exhibition for the ben
efit of the public. Call around whoa In towa,
ana mko a 1001 at tain iff, or aadreu ai
. U. CAKDON A BRO.
Olearfleld. Pa., July 14, 187ft-tf.
New Marble Ifnrtl,
The uudersijned would inform the public that
be bat openel a new Majble 1 ard on Third itroet,
opnoilte the Lutheran Church, where he will keen
coo'tantlT on hand a itoek of varloui kindi of
P09I8 for Ctmttery Lolt,
and alt other work In fall Una will bo prompt)
oimuted In a neat and workmanlike manner, at
He guarantee! eUifactor work and low prleee,
Give bin a call. J. FLAI1AR1 V.
Clearfield, Pa., March 17, 1 78-tf.
READING FOR ALL 1 1
Market SU, Clearlield, (at llio Poet oatca.)
THS anderalgned bega leave to announce to
the eltlcena of Clearfield and vicinity, that
ne noa biimi np a room ana nee jeat returned
from the eity wilh a large amoant of reading
Matter, eoneieung la pan Ol
BiUes and Misoellaneoai Books,
f Blank, Aaooant and Pam Book! of every do-
eription i Paper
and Enrelopei, French preaeed
and plain Pom and
renciii uiana iegai
I'apere, Doetli, Hnrtgagent Jadgment, Kiemp
uon ana premiiarr noiea; White and Parch
ment Brief, Legal Can, Heeord Cap, and Bill Cap,
Sheet Nuaie, for either Piano. Plate er Violin,
eonaiMiiT om band. Any booki er national?
daiirwd that I mar not have on nand.wtll be ordered
by tret oapreee, aad mid at wheleeale or retail
te twit enitocaere. I will alto keep periodical
literature, men a magaiinoa, nowepapera, ,
P. A. WAULIN.
ClMrield, May T, lMi-tf
The BcUs Bun Woolen Factor;
Pena towniblp, Clearfield Co., Pa.
Tb.aabaerlber! have, at greaioipeaaa.rebalHa
aelgbberbood noeeaatty, la the erection of a fireV
alaaa Woolea Maanfoctory, witb all tbo modern
Improvement attached, and are prepared to mako
an Biaojo or uteine, laaeimoroe, aatlaotu, Blaa
bota, FlanaeU, Ac Plenly of good! aa kaad to
eepply all oar old aad a tboaeaad bow eaetomora,
we?m we avn 10 eome aau examine snr Itooa.
Tbo kailnou of
CARDING AND FULLINU
will roeolvo oar oapeelal attealtea. Prefer
arrangement! will be made to receive end deliver
Wool, to nil eaetomora. All work warranted aad
deaa apoa the ohorteel notice, and by ctrlal ettea
tloa to hneiaoea we hope to reallao a liberal abara
ai pnoiie pntroaage.
lOAUO POVNDS WOOL WAITED I
Wo win pay th. hlgboet market price for Woo
aad eeU oar maaafectared goode ae low aa Umllar
goedo aaa bo bought la the coaaty, and whenever
we fall to reader reeeeaablo aetlefoetloa we aaa
alwayo aa foaad at kerne ready to make proper
eapleneaeiea, eetboe la pevaea or by leuer.
JAMIt JOHNSON SONS,
aprUIStf Bewat P. 0.
9ur C9vi 3,avfrtU(nr8t.
FaUliaod mj Woolsoadaj bj
G. B. GOODLANDER,
11 tha Larfoat CtrtmiattM of any paper
la MarttWHtcrB PcnnayWaaU.
The Urge ai oonatantly inoraMiog
circulation of th Bkpdblioar,
renders ilvlublo (obuainui
men a a medium thro'
wliich to reach the
Terms of Subscription t
If paid in advance, . , . 2 00
If paid after three months, . 2 60
If paid alter six months, . . 8 00
When papers are sent outside of the
county payment mnst ha In advasa.
Ten lines, or less, S times, . f 1 60
Each subsequent insertion, 50
Administrator Notices, . . 2 60
Executors' Notices, .... 2 50
Auditors' Notices, .... 2 50
Cautions and Eatrays, . , . 1 50
Dissolution Notices, . . , 2 60
Professional Cards, 5 lines, year, 6 00
Special notices, per line, ... 20
YEARLY ADVERTISEMENTS i
One square, 10 lines, ... f 8 00
Two squaros, 15 00
Three squares 20 00
One fourth oolumn, , . , , 60 00
Une ball column, .... 70 00
One column, 20 00
Vf have always on band large stock
of blanks ol all descriptions.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT,
&o., Ac, Ac.
We are prepared to do all kinds of
IN THE BEST STYLE,
ORDERS BY MAIL
FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK
Geo. H. Geodlander,
CrCtrtcU Cotsty, Fa.
It I ll. Piano for
ho oar. atti.
Organ for only tin.
Organ! for only SCO. All warranlod III
ytaff. Don't faU to Mod for Illorlratod Catalogno.
Low Ir too a, Pa., gopL II, l7t lm.
"JWRA COHA STANDING VASES,
Stove lining and Fire Brick,
opt aautaatly aa ban a.
STQM AUD IARTHE1-WAIE
OF 1VERT PESCBIPtlONI
PlatM!! Patent Alrtiftit Half
BUTTER CROCKS, with llda.
CREAM CROCKS, MILK CROCKS,
FLOWER POTS, PIK DISHES.
All a gnat nuay ether tbiaga too Butnareaa te
meauoa, to no bad at
8T0NE - WARE POTTERY.
Oeraer of Cherry and Third Streota.
Wholesale dt Retail Dealer in
THE LAROESTand BR8T SELECTED STOCK
IS TUX COUNT! .
DRI ED FRUITS,
County Agent for
There good! nought for CASH la large lot!,
aad aold at almoet ally prleoa.
JAMBB H. LTTLI,
Clearfield, Pa., Jan. II, H78-ly.
James La. Haeavy.
ag parebeaed the entire ataeb ar y..H
I, aercby gitee Botlce that be hoi tnovad
la to tbo room lately ooea pled by Reed A B cecity,
oa Seoond at reel, where be la prepared to oer to
of the lateat improved pattarni, at low prioea,
HOUSE FDRNISHIN8 GOODS.
Gas Fixtures and Tinware.
Roeiog, Spouting, Plnmblm. Qae FiUine. aad
Repairing rumpa a cpeelaity. All
Anytbina la mv liae eilu he -JacJ t.i ir
"tea. JAS. L. LKAVY.
Oleerfied. Pa., July B, ICTC-lf.
GEO. WEAVER & CO.,
Here onened nn. In the itop roam uui iwMtn,i.i
by Weaver A Bette, ow Btooad itreet, a large and
Dry - Goods, Groceries,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
QUEENSWARE, WOOD WILLOW WARE,
BATS AND CAPS,
FLOUR, FEED. SALT, &c.
Which tbey will dlepoM of at reaaonable ratea
or eaaa, or eicbaago lor eountry produea,
OBORQB WEAVER A 00.
Oloarield, Pa, Jaa. i, IS7t-tf.
JOHN F. KRAMER,
aaa No. 4, fles Opera Hoaee,
leapt eoarteatry oa kaad
Oaaaeal aad Dried Frultt, Tcbeeci, Clgart, Oaa
dice. Older Vueeaew, Better, E(ga, Ac.
ALSO, IXTRA HOME-MADR
Wheat and tackvheal Ftonr,
Cora MmI, Chop, Feed, 4o,,
AE of wblek ail be cold Am, far cook er la
aaamfa ttt aeaeaavT aeaelaaa.
CLEARr lELD, PA. f" ,
WEDNESDAY MORNINO, JAN. id, II7
lVPOR'fAXT K KCOMMF.XDA
TIOX. A VERY SENSIBLE DELIVERANCE FROM
AUDITOR UENERAL SCUILL.
While the State officials are canting
about them to dincorer new sources ol
revenue and additional aubjuotaof taxa
tion, one of thorn, Auditor Goneral Wm.
P. Schell, baa discoyered and publishod
In bis annual report to tbe Govern
or some interesting iltita to show bow
the deficits in the Ktate Treasury may
be Increased and many useless expvndi.
turos be out off. Wo publish that por
tion of his report which is devoted to
this subject :
I take the liberty of suggesting that
reduction oan lie safely made in tbe
following items :
The incidental expenses of the Sen.
ate and House of Representatives, an
tbe appropriation to tbo public grounds
and building. These are as follows
Senate, for one veer, oodiue SI Do- '
oembcr, l7I IIMaS th
Houae, lor one yoer, ending II Do-
oembor,lS77 17,771 41
Public building, end gronoda, for
one year, aading Aug. II, 1871... 19,101 tl
For years there has been a wanton
extravagance of the publie money in
thin diiovtiun. williuut nn v actual UHvne.
sity. Tbe tinio bas come for cutting
down these useless expensos. All of
these accounts will undergo tbo strict
est scrutiny in this Department, but
other safeguards should bo throw
around the control and disbursements
of these funds.
Stationery, furniture, repairs, Ac,
for the two Houses.
Advertising proposals for stationery
fuel, Ac, for the two Ilnuxcs and tbe
The total amoaat paid for elatloa-
ory, furniture end repair! for tbo
two Houaea nnd tbe Depertmonta,
for year ending II Mey, 1178, waa 111,034 M
The amount paid fer advertlaiag for
prenocala tor the name waa 11,411 IS
Which makes tho advertisement of
the proposals cost about twenty-six per
centum of tbe amount of tbe articles
purchased. Without intending any
reflection upon the officers who caused
this advertising to be done, in accord
ance with a prevailing custom, I am
compelled to say that the expenditure
is rather a costly luxury for a staid
Commonwealtb. The law should be
so amended as to require the publics.
tion of tho fart that proposals would
be received for stationery, fuel, repairs.
Ac, and that a schedulo of the same
could be bad on application. The
schedule Itself should not be published.
In fact, all laws which require tho
publication of notices in newspapers
should clearly define what should go
into tbe publication, and what the
maximum price should bo therefor
and the officer should have authority,
in case be cannot agree with the pub
lishois of newspapers as to the price to
be paid, to give the proper notice by
printed handbills, put up in public
places, in the proper city or county.
Tbo cum charged the Commonweelth
or puoilaaing tbe Apprelaen' liat
of meroantile aad other licence
au, during tbe ami year, 1S7S,
reaebed the eaormona cum of S
Of tbla amount, the claim of Pbila-
eipnie atnno IB
While the cleima of the reat of tbo
counter, makoop tbedifferoaoo,vi!:
Tbe total amount of Uoenee taxae
- , ee
eolleeted durlnn the voar ia 1.7.0. &1S S9
Of tbla amoaat, there wal paid by
tbe Treaaurer of Philadelphia.... 17,1 II
naa aj im i reeeurera Ol tae remain.
lag aoaalloi of tbla Cammoa-
"eellk I,MI,0I U
The cost of advertising is, therefore,
in Philadelphia, about twonty per
centum of the whole amount collected,
and in the rest of the State about two
per centum of the whole amount col
This is rortainly a very expensive
way of giving notice to dealers ol their
appraisement and classification. The
waste of tbo public money ia the result
ol this inconsiderate legislation,
By the Act of May 6, 1870, it is pro
vided that "all newspapers publishing
tho .Mercantile Appraisers' lists of deal
em, in the several counties of the Com
be entitled to receive in consideration
therefor a sum not to exceed their
regular publishing rates for transient
advertising, and that the Treasurers
of the several counties of this Common
wealth, in the settlement ol tboir ac
counts wilh tbe Auditor General, shall,
in addition to tbe sum allowed them
ly law as compensation for services,
be allowed the sum so paid for adver.
tising." (P. L., 1876, page 107.)
The effoct oi this law is to draw
large sums Irom the pnblic Treasury
without an adequate consideration
therefor. The Auditor (Icneral Las no
discretion. He niust allow County
Treasurers any sums which publishers
may file arbitrarily as their " regular
publishing rates for transient adver
The law should be changed in two
1. The Appraiser should serve a per
sonal notice on all dealers, at the time
he make the appraisement and classi
fication, that an appeal will be held at
a certain time, not less than twenty
days thereafter, and at a certain place,
and that dealers can then and thoro
appeal if they be aggrieved
2. Tho Appraiser, or other officer,
whose duty it is to publish this notice,
should be required to give a notice of
tbe time of appeal in the newspapers,
without publishing the names or clasel
fication of persons subject to pay a
Another item of expense connected
with the collection of mercantile tax
is the costs in suits against delinquent
uoaiers. My the present law. County
Treasurers are compelled to bring suit
ior me recovery oi all licenses assessed
by the Appraiser which aro not paid
on or before the 1st day of July in each
year, otherwise the Auditor General is
not athoricd to exonerate) said
cers from the payment Into the Slate
Treasury of the aame ; and In all such
case, where judgment is given against
tha Treasurer, the Commonwealth is
compelled to pay tbe costs. By law,
Appraisers are paid a certain sum for
each cam assessed, consequently, in
many cases, through deliberate dosign,
vu names oi a large number of per
sons are placed upon the Appralsor 'a
list, who art in no particular liable to
tax. Tbe result Is, that, while the
Appraiser secures this fifty oent fee in
each case, in order to relieve the
Treasurer from tha payment of the
amoaat aanaiid the Commonwealth is
subjected to costs, in each case, aver-
aglng Irom thro to eight dollars.
The ooet of printing paper and ma.
terlal, fur tbo year eading J aae 10,
l7. waa 7T. t
3a Kiel rf nrtWp"n'iKt;7iAi"4'',,
cue 01 on coma paid for priauag
ease II toe, waa.. Hi,17 70
Making tho .urn for piloting aad
. i.i a a, ana at
viawiai. ...,. .. ..(.I... ..u.e eve,evv
The general Appropriation Act
1 DTT a , . .a
of $00,000, or so much thereof as may
be neeossary, for publio "printing, fold
ing and binding " lor tbe year. The
casual reader would innocently sup.
pose this sum or 190,000 was tbo entire
sum appropriated lor that purposo, but
ou careful examination of tbo Act, he
will find, in section 14, the door is
thrown wide open by authorising and
directing the "Mtuto Treasurer to pay
out of any moneys in tbe Treasury not
otherwise appropriated snob
sums as may be required by contract
made in pursuance of law for the pay
ment of printing and
binding of the laws and journals and
I have no hamh word to say of tho
publio printer. He does his work
laithfully ; but, I do think, the Legis
lature should exorcirw greater care and
judgmont In tho amount and kind ol
Tbe ousts paid in escheat cases are
unnecessarily Urge. Tbe existing
taws require the Sheriff of the proper
county to summon twenty-four Jurors
in rarlieatad f"j
f biladelpbia Is 12.50 each Juror per
day. Tbe law should be so amended
as to require only six Jurors.
The total amount paid lor education
and maintenance (including clothing)
of soldiers' orphans, for the year end
ing 31 May, 1878, was (351,675.85.
Tbe amount paid for each scholar,
under 10 years of age, to schools which
receive State appropriation, wus 1100,
Tho amount paid for each scholar,
under ten years of ago, to schools
which receive no State appropriation,
Amount paid for each scholar over
10 years of age was $150.
These prices were fixed wbon the
cost of living was much greater than
it now is. As a Pcnnsylvanian, I feel
proud of the noble treatment and care
which my native Slate bas bestowed
upon the soldiers' orphans. I do not
wish to interfere in any way with tbe
continuance ol this mognillcontcharity;
but my duty, as a public officer, re
quires me to say that tho prices paid
by the Commonwealth, in caring lor
these children, could bo greatly re
duced without doing any injustice to
thorn, or to the persons who have the
contract lor keeping them.
Tbe publication of tbe bank report
for the last yoar cost the sum of tl
If theso reports were published
monthly tbey might possibly be ol
some nse; but tbe delay in their publi
cation to tbe end of the year makes
them so valuless that it is exceodingly
diOcult to get them into circulation
I am of the opinion that a tabular
statement of the condition of the banks,
insorted in tho Auditor General's An
nual Report on the Finances, would
answer evory purpose. The bank re
ports aro tiled in this office, and access
can be had to them at all times by aay
person who may be sufficiently inter
ested to desire to examine them. By
the 18th seotion of the Act of 16 April,
1850, tho Auditor General may, at any
time, require a special report from the
Cashier of any bank, "and, if apon tbe
return so made, tt shall appear that
any of the provisions of the law have
been violated for a period of thirty
days, he shall give notico therool to the
Governor, who shall thereupon issue
bis proclamation, declaring tbe charter
of the said bank forfeited."
The publlaber-i kill for tho t.ji.Je
li'cc Ateoovet for tbo loot aeaaiou waa
I deduct therefrom, for 144 page! of
Houm bill., and 1V0 pagea of Sen
ate bill!, which were pubUahed mora
than ooce, tbo inn of
Tbe cost of the Record, if the law in
regard to tbe matter to be inserted Is
strictly enforced, should not exceed
120,000 for any ono session. It is not
my intention to cast any reflection
upon the publishers of tbe Record, fur
1 believe he only pursued the custom
of former years. Hereafter, payment
will enly be allowed for tbe insertion
in tho Record of such matter as the
law authorises and permits.
By the Act of 12 April, 187, (P. L.,
pago 74), tbo Auditor General and
Stato Treasurer were authorized and
required to appoint a number of Bank
Assessors, whoso duty it Is to assess
the valuo of the shares of stock in
banks, Ac. The cost of this service,
during tbe year 1877, was il5,3fi2.87.
Why this law was ever enacted, I can
not conceive. There was no necessity
for it. The banks, by this Act, were
taken out of tbo operation of tbe gen
eral law of 29 April, 1844, in regard to
corporations. Under this general law,
II corporations, banks Inclusive, by
their officers, undor oath, were requir
ed to make report, in writing, to the
Auditor General, annually, atating
specitleally tbe amount of capital stock
paid in, the date, amount and rate per
centum ot each and every dividond
declared for tho year. If tbo report
was unsattsiactory, tbe Auditor Gon
eml had au thori ty to make & now valua
tion. Then the corporations were sub
ject to a tax upon the Capital stock, In
proportion to tho dividends declared.
By the repeal of the law creating the
offlco of Hank Assessor, and a repeal
of the exception in scotlon 1, Act of
1877, and an additional clause relating
to National Batiks, the banks can
again be brought undor tha goneral
laws relating to the taxation of corpora
tions, and thus $15,371 87 por annum
can be saved.
I might snumcrato niant other
Items, in which economy could be
safely practiced. What I have said
may posaibly have the effect of calling
tbe attention of the public to the great
mporunoe oi a reduction of tbe public
-A WAMOP aiaamonr IN WIB FINAN
. . CMl STaTEMS.
Tae several laws relative to payment
of moneys by tbe Stato Treasurer are
inconsistent with the provisions of the
uoitstitution. The Governor, the Audi
tor General, the Speakers of tht two
Houses, tbe Saperiutoodent of Publio
lostrwcUon, tha President jLdees ol
tha Court of the Common Pleaa of
Laurtva, Carbon, Schuylkill,ColnmUa,
In fan year 1 ITS, tko aseana. anal far aeohi la
eella .galea dealer! waa i
la Philadelphia, eoent. -...... ..,.S,o So
la tbo otee. eB.. .. aeaoa
j Northumberland and Dauphin ooun-
tict, and tbo officers of certain Com
niisaioiie oreated by thn Iivlalatnrf ,
aro all, by yarlous Acta, authorised to
draw their warrants upon the Stuto
Treanur. The Adjutant ' General is
authorized to certify military claims,
lstlli tbay iiaare baea paid without war.
ol, ' ..... . J
rUUtBe el UU UUWUH Ul WUtll fclUUIJtt Hit
anthoriced to certify the amounts due
their employes at tho end of each
month, and tho said amounts aro also
paid without w;rirt. Tlio-Cuxlhu
tion abrogates all laws which author
ise the payment of money out of tho
publio Treiuury without warrants, but
tho laws which permit all those differ
ent offioers to draw their warrants re
main In full force. If a public account
ing officer is of any use, it is manifest
that it would be to the publio interest
to have this power of drawing war
rants confined to fewer persons.
There is also a want of harmony in
regard to the torminution of the fiscul
year and the appropriation year. Th
lormor commences on tho 1st day ol
Dooomber and ends ou tho 30tb day
of November ot each year, The latter
commences on tho 1st day of June and
ends on tbe 31st day ot May in eac
year. Tbon again, the appropriation
year is not the same in all bills, some
commence in June, some In July, and
some in other months. Much trouble
and confusion will be avoided if
greater uniformity urovuils in regard
to the commencement and end of tho
A custom, not sanctioned by the law
has long prevailed ol paying monoy
out of tho Iroasury without appropria.
tions. The excuse for this course was
found in the fuel that the Legislature
had, at some former time, ordered
sorvice to be dono, for which a certain
amount was to be paid. But subse
quent Legislatures failed to make thi
proper annual appropi iation to pay for
tho service. A further continuance of
this unwarrantable custom would bo
in clear violation of both law and th
Constitution. Article 3, section 10, of
the Constitution declares, "No money
shall be paid out of tho Treasury ex
oopt upon appropriation made by law.
and on warrant drawu by the proper
otticor in pursuance therool.'' The
9th section of the Act of 0th of May,
1874, also declares: "All appropria
tions shall be payable quarterly at tbo
State Treasury upon warrants proporly
drawn in accordonce with tbo law,
Tho Auditor General and tbo Slate
Treasurer havo determined that here
after not ono dollar shall be paid in
violation ol tbe law.
Heretofore, loans of the Common.
wealth, and the Interest on tho same,
have been paid by tho State Treasurer
without the warrant ot the Auditor
Uenoral. Horealtcr the loans and in,
tercet should be paid by warrant of the
Auditor General on tho State Treas
urer to the order of the Farmers' and
Mechanics' Bank, ol Philadelphia, for
the several amounts as they become
I desiro to call your attention to tho
fact that the sum of $47,000 is paid
annually on salaries and Department
expenses without any annual approprt
ation therefore ; also fees, costs, and
shares of informers in escheated estates
and percentage of stau Military A .root
at Washington. Theso sums have boon
paid on the ground that the Acts erect
ing tbo offices or requiring tho expendi
tares were ipo facto appropriations
If the Legislature wish to continue this
system of payments, without appropria
tions, tbey will reliove me from much
embarrassment by so declaring their
Tho liovenuo laws should be so
amendod as to require the payment of
a reasonable license fee by foreign cor
poralions which have no capital invest
ed in tho Commonwealth, but have
offices within her limits for the oon
venienie of stockholders and directors
of the ooinpanies.
All special laws which divort a coi
tion of tbe publie revenue for the bene
fit ol certain cities or counties should
bo repealed, especially tho following
Acts, to wit
Tho Act of 30 A pril, 1804 (P. L., 674),
which grants one-half ol cortain licenses
to the city of Erie. Tbe sum thus re
tained tost yoar by the city of Erie
amounted to $8,295.69,
Tho Act ol 3d April, 1872 (P. L.,
8-15), grants one-fourth of certain
licenses to the county of Alleghony,
The sum thus retained lost year by this
county amounted to $57,979.79.
Many of the Judges have requested
this Department to pay their salaries
monthly, instoad of quarterly, as now
required law. This I havedoclined to
do ; but I can see no good reason why
tbe Legislature should not allow the
payment of the salarios of the Judges
monthly or quarterly, as thoy may
The Act ol 12th June, 1878 (P. L.
page 195), requires Sheriffs to pay Into
the Stato Treasury fifty per centum of
all foes received by them yoarly, In
excess of $5,000, Clerk hire and sta
tionery, contains no provisions requir
ing them to mako quarterly reports of
lees received by thorn, and inflicts no
penalties for a fuiliiere to comply with
the law as in the coso oi tho other
county officers. They should be
brought under the general law in re
gard to tbe penalties upon county off!
cers failing to make regular returns to
lau penauics imposed By law upon
all corporations, officers, and others
making default in filing their reports
in tho Auditor General's offioa, and In
the pavmont of their taxes into tbe
Nlals i reasury, should be uuiform, and
these lawa should be extended to bor
oughs, .Notaries 1 ublio, and other ofB
oers making default in .filing their re
norta and navino thnir laraa
cy tne zo section or the Act of Feh.
,'uary 12, 1876, it is made the dm nf
vus ouue a rvMvrer, on toe first busi
ness day of each month, to render a
statement to me Auditor General
of the names of the banka,
corporatlona, firms, or individuals,wlth
whom the moneys of the Sinking Fund
are deposited, with the amounU there
of, Ac Aad aacb bank, Corporation,
firm, or individual, with whom such
moneys ara deposited, are required, on
the same day, to render a like aoeount
to the Auditor Genoral. - '
TheState Treaaurer files his monthly
roports, but many of the banka either
neglect or refuse) to comply with the
law. As a consequence, tbe Auditor
General is anable to verify the reports
of Ui Stat Traaatrrer, aa to the
amount ot thl public funds, and the
plates of tboir denosiL Some nea.li.!
should be attached to a failure on the
Pa of any depository of tha publio,
U "k "port as marrta)
VILE MEA THEN T OF MUX ICO.
Whon the good faith which Mexico
bos kjcliibitod iu ail Dor dealings with
tho L'uited rJlAles, aiuce Dias attained
to power, Is considered candidly, the
conduct ot tho Fraudulent Administra
tion and especially of the department
of Stale toward that friendly govern
ment and weak uighbor, deserves to
be stigmalixsd as outragooua and posi
tively brutal. Instead of encouraging
Intimate, relations, and of winning con
fidence In order to acquire the com
merce which passes by our doors and
goes four thousand milos out of the
way to soek a more hospitable wel
come, every means seems to have boon
tried to provoke ill will and strife.
Moxican territory bas been invaded
over and over again, nndor tho lalsest
ot pretences, and with the deliberate
design of inciting war, as the uecessa
ry step to acquisition of territory and
the confirmation of large pretended
mining titles by force of arms. This
policy from first to last has been a
huge job, and is rendered more despi
cable because Moxico is known not to
have the ability to contond succeeslul
ly against the United Status, though
she bad abundant capacity to make
any contest sufficiently protracted and
serious to add hundreds of millions to
our publio debt, which is already big
enough for the rising generation to
luebvaU vC leapvutllug ytvyatljf Ul
her endeavors to satisfy our exorbi
tant demands, every stop of hers in that
direction has boon answered with in
sulting suspicion, and evory act mis
construed as an evasion of duty. To
moot tho oomplaints of cattle stealing
by Indians, many ol whom were Tox
ans in disguise, who made a profitable
business of robbing their friends, and
then raised an outcry against Mexico,
Diaz ordered a large force to the Rio
Grande, which has patrolled tho "in
fected district," and sought by vigi
lance and zeal to remove every cause
of discontent. The dispatches of Mr.
Evarts on that point are filled with
gross indignities, which he would not
dare to offer to a strange power, and
which are rondered doubly mean and
dastardly because Moxico looks to tbe
United States for example, and almost
for protection, as tbe directing authori
ty on the American continont. He has
done bis best, while sending out circu
lars like a sewing machino agent to tbe
lour corners of the earth soliciting
trade, to repel all the advances of
Mexico, and to drive all ber business
into tbe markets cf England, France
In this respect he has been success
ful, and hardly in any other. Now
that Mexico has sent forward the third
installment, of tho awards under the
joint Commission, Mr. Evarts has
any grievance to redress, after bis own
example of consuring the Moxican Gov
ernment for guarding the Rio Grande.
If the Board of Chicago and other en
terprising people who aro going to
Mexico with a view of opeuing new
avenues of business desires success to
attend their expedition, they bad bet
tor begin at home by suppressing tho of
fensive utterances of the Department
ot Statu, which bas been striving wilh
onwnntad nnargj' anrl aiaUtav aaaeeee
tions, since Hayes usurped tho office
he now occupies, to precipitate a war
between the two countries. If we are
at peace to-day, it is because Mexico
has patiently submitted to great
wrongs, believing that the people of
the United States do not desire a war
for spoilation and that in their own
way they would correct the glaring in
justice of an Administration imposed
on this country by fraud A'. Y. Sun.
Mr. Waino'e stalwarts are entirely
satisfied, if not positively pleased with
the appointment to office of such ex
confederates as Longstroet and Mushy.
It is only the ex-confederatos who are
Democrats that they can't tolerate. A
Nevada paper, the Silver State, bas tbe
following anont the noted Virginia
guerilla who has been taken to the
bosom ol the Republican party : " The
celebrated Virginia bushwhacker and
guorilla chief, John S. Moaby, who waa
converted by Grant's wine and
promise of office from an ultra seces
sionist to a radical Republican, while
on a visit to Washington a few years
ago, passed bore Tuesday evening with
commission as Consul General to Hong
Kong, signed by Hayes and approved
by tbe United Slates Senate.
At Palisade, the citizens manifested
considerable curiosity to see Mosby,
but no one seemed to know him until
Agont Duff, of the Xurrow Guago
Koad, pointed him out. " I have cause
to remember him, and never will forget
him, said Mr. Duff. "I was on
train which he, enptured in Virginia
during the war. Ho compelled us to
stand in a row alongside tbo cars on a
cold Wintry morning, while he robbed
tbe train and passengers. We oom
plained to Mosby of being cold, who
said : '1 II make it hot ouooch for vou
directly,' and kept his word by setting
are to tbe train and keeping us along
side the burning cars until we wete
Tho Petersburg, Va., Index and Ap
peal, in alluding to tbe resolution con
demnatory of Mr. Hayes' Soathcru
policy, adopted by tbe colored convo
cation at Farmville, Va, quite sensibly
remarks t "liet tbe colored brother re
pudiate political preaobera, and he will
find bpth his politics and bis religion
iromrrneeiy oeneruod by the change.'
One ol the moat noticeable wstaaoee
of official amenity on record ia that of j
tbo congratulation of President Mnc
Mabon extended to Emperor William
upon his escape from asaassioatioD. It
is said to have produced a profound
sensation at tferlia.
A resident of Waterburv. Conn..
bought a acigbbor's dog because It
howled, aad killed him. The neigh
bor dutf np the bodyj got $1 bounty for
and then bought aaotbardtw. Then
the first man bowled.
Beeeher'a military exampls has beam
followed by flev. Jlobert Collyer, of
inioago, wno has beoonie Chaplain of
tha First Illinois regiment.
The organs eay Grant's speech in
Dublin was great, grand, and listen
ed to. with rapt attention.
i M, ,
1 Wrltlam Pane tiesd w p the name
of our 8 late PeaoaiWamuL How, f
waa tbe I knocked not f
SELLERS' COUGH SYRtiPI
Ore? I.aaa,aae rmitt-e aoliL It tathemn rafto
tllar rrnir.lv f..r HIUIia, r!.IW, CHOI l
HOABWttJlMNB, and mil THMOAT and LI Ml
Oei nan II aa tH-ru In iam ftjr futla crnlury. lu
tore nMnmnieiid 1L J. K. Yotna, Imi P.O., 111.,
aava: " It Baiex! my ! rhildian from lb A. L.
Hihrtob, of Halum.are, Md.. ala ar : rlt will rur
tb wnrat roucli Inim.-rtiali-f y." Teef M llrl
lYIo, M cc-nte. a cwnu, end psr t4iif.
ft. ML BLULXMM A 4 k. T-j',riUetowsl,r
Fer eale bj II. B. Hpaokman, Clearfield, 1'a.
HEALTH 5 HAPPINESS.
Health aad Uappmete ere prleeleei Wealth to
their peaeeaeon, end .vet thej are within tht rneh
or ever one who will uu
Wright s Liver Pills,
Tbe enljr tore CURB for Torpid Liver, Dyepep
la, Headache, Hour Bfomaoh, CcDitipattoe.
Debility, Naueea, and all II HI. out oomplainte end
Blood ditordeti. None ten nine unleei trned
"Wee. Wright, I'hil'a." It your Urv.gg.at will
ot ail pit ly eend 14 oonti for one boa to Uarriek,
noner uo., 7 it, eta at
Dee, li, T7-ly.
Improved Spring Beds,
MARKET STREET, NEAR P.O.
f bo aadereleoed bora leeve to In form Ibe eltl,
con. of OleerAeld, and tbe poblio generally, that
be baa on band a Ina aaaortmeot of Furnluea.
each ae Walent, Cbectaut and Palmed Chamber
nuitea, rarlor sulteo, Herlining end Eiton.ion
Chain. Ladlee and flent.' Eaev r?halr. h P..
foraled Dining and Parlor Chain. Onae Scale end
n inaeiir Ubnlra, Vlotbea tiara, Step and Extea
loe Ladder., Hat Raok., Scrubbing Uni.be., Ae
MOULDING- AND PICTURE FRAMES,
ooktng Olaaaee, Chromea. Ac. which would
aeltoble for Holiday prMcnta.
a. JOHN TROUTMAN.
A NEW DEPARTURE
aribcr, gutprjl Brill DO Mid 10 r fJASli Onlj,
in eiobanse for Droduoa. So hooka will U
kept In the future. All old aeoonnte naat be
etueu. inoeo wbo eannot eaib ap, will pl
hind over their notea and
CLOSE THE EECOBD.
I am detcrmlaed to eell mv eoode at aab
price., aad at a dieoount far below that ever
ouereo in una vicinity. Th. dieoount I nllow my
onatomera, will moke them rich in twenty year, if
tbey follow my advice and buy their good, from
ma. I will pay each for wheat, oata and clovor-
"a- UAN1KL UOODLANDER.
Lutbereburg, Jaauary 17, 1877.
Te lAc Cititnt ( Climrtfld A..i. ,
Tbe uodenignid having been appolntod by tbo
wvrarn,, . aeoington, principal reporter of
Ibe Arrteullaral Btati.tle. of Clearfield coonty,
reapeetfnlly requcu tbo ee-onorntlou of nil to
main, by aending tbe aubecrlher nil tbe informa
tion Ibey can bearing upon tbe followiog qitea
Hone, ao aa to enable bim to mabe aa correct a
lletemeal to the Department, a. pot.ihle : Bow
maay horee. here d ed in your borough or lowa
hip, aad of what diueeo. blow eoeay new. nnd
eelvea, nnd of what diaeaie. How meny .bora
t ., auu , .dh Di.caeei now many
billed by doga. How many hoga have yon kal,
nnd of what diaeaeo. What prtveilieg diaoaeeo
"I" poultry, ia all oaeea gue Ibe rem
edial aaed which beve beea found to be euoeeu-
iui, aoa ia all eaaea to give the each value of all
atook aa scarry aa politic. By tbe oo-operetloB
of our eitlaen. in general upon Iboae Important
particular., the Agaicultural report, will beoome
nn .cyclopedia el uaeful informatloa to the pub
lic, by enabling the Depended to pnbllih tbe
"""i a". ioaee, aaa tne remedlea tbat have
been found moat beneficial in certaia -m
Any other inlornialion thai will be oouaMored a
peoiic ooneni, will ee tbaukfulh reoelred.
AOdreaa the auheorlber al Uramplea Hllla,
.7 . ' ca.iaii niUBAllrlS,
March II, 1171-tf.
alwavb niasv ra uu.
gnjy-f ad n
aa-aw ia. ara aa mam a. aa. ire.
HEN1V t. ZltCUR, tele Banufaolurer,
cancQooeo m. eaceoe, aaaiaeMeaea,
TIN & SHEET-IRON WARE.
Haa opened, In a building oa Market .tract, oa
tko old Weatern Hotel lot, oppoaito the Court
Houae la Cleerleld.e Tie and Kheet-Iroa Man.
factory aad Store, where will be found nt all lima.
o inn iiae ot n ,
botjse rTONisirnrct goods,
Stores, Hardwaxa, Sto.
flo.ee Spouting aad all kiad. af lob work
lag, Ae, dene oa abort aetioe and al reaaonable
law. aieo, ageat lor tbo
Singer Sewing Machine.
A repply nf Machine!, with Needle., Ae, i
wave on bead. ' '
Torma, ctrletly eaah or eoootry produea.
bare of patronage eellciled.
O. B. MERRELL,
Cleertell, April J5, 1177-lt i"r',u'',-,t
Wwld rooBoetfolly aotlfy tko publie geaerally
l . . "'" ry Store from
: 1. ' "'" formerly oeeap
by J. Milce Krntacr, aa Second .treel, aeit di
Sbaw'e Row. te the baitd.at fonaerlv mmbU
o Blgier'l aero-ware .tore, where
keeping a Ml Haa tf
HAMS, DRIED BEEF and LARD.
SUGARS aad 81 Rl'PS, of all grade..
TEAS, areas and llnok.
COFFEE, Routed aad Green.
FLOUR AND PROVISIONS,
All klnda Is tbe market.
PICK LBS, la Jan and Barrel..
SPICES, Ib every hna aad varlaty.
AU KINDS or CBACKEBB.
, DRIED APPLES,
Goal Oil aai Lamf Cllaitra.
w-i"!. r"4 ""' af there Ulage anally
kept Is a grocery Mora, wklck h. wUI aaekaaare
far merttotl.g at tho market prleoa.
wm sal War each as cheaply aa aay atker oaa.
1eaaa eell and nee kli atek ..a i-j. ...
0- POUBH Wan Huia.'UB
CASH or TRADE.
Carwenerllle, Pa., Jan. 9, 'H it,
(.1 Lit II, HcCORKLE 4 CO S
Market Street, Clearlield, p,, '
Wo maaofeetore all blnda of Fcrella ..
Obambore, Dioing Roome, Librarlca end Hall.
If o went Fernttuw vl any kind, don't hue
until you eae our .look. '
la all It! kranebee, promptly attended to.
OULICII, MoOORKLE A CO
Clearfield, Pa., Feb. a, '71.
HARTSWICK & IRWIN
PAINTS, OII.S, DYE STUFF
OF ALL KINDS,
PURE WIXES AXD LIQUORS
for medicinal porpoaea.
Truaee., Supporter., School Book! and Statloa-
or;, ana ail other article! eaually
found in a Drug Store.
FULLY COMPOUNDED. Having a large ex
perience ia the kuaineaa tbey una give entire aat-
J. O. HARTSWICK,
JOnN F. IRWIN.
en,t,r IS, 1A74
HAVE NO EFFECT
IN FRENCHVILLE I
I am aware tbat there are imm .
hard to plcaae, and I am aleo aware tbat the
oompleint of "hard time." 1. well aigh aniveraal.
But I em .0 aituuted nnw tbnt I can .ati.fy tbe
former aad prove eonelo.iv.lv that "hard timea"
will not offeet thoeo wbo bel take-air Mniia sVraeaa aaaaa
aad all mj patrona ahall be initiated Into the ae.
HOW TO AVOID IIABD TIMES
I bar. good, enough to cupply all the Inbebl
nta la the lower end of the eountv wkier. r ull
nt exceeding low ratea from mv mammoth .tore In
MIILSON1IURU. where I ean ale... b. fo.aa
ready to wait apoa eallera aad supply them with
Dry Goods of all Kinds,
Sack aa Clotka, Satlaetla, Canlm.ro, Mulinl
vmbiuh, L,inen, tinning., calieoea,
Trimming., Ribbon., Lnoo.
Reailj-uinde Clothing, Boot, and Shoe., Beta aad
Cap. .11 uf th. boat malarial and made to order
Uoee, Sock., Ulovoa, Mitten., Laeoa, Ribboaa, Ae
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.
Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Rico, Mola.ee., Fl.b, Salt
rork, Llaaeod Oil, Flab OIL Carboa Oil.
Hardware, Qneeaaware. Tinwaro. Caatia... Plowa
nnd Plow Calling., Nail., Spike., Corn CulUva-
wre, viner rree.ee, and all kind, of Ami.
Perfumery, Palnta, Vnrnl.h, Olau, and a general
aeenrtmeat of Bi.lio.ery,
Of different bmnda, nlnaya nn hnnd, nnd will be
aold at tbo loweat poa.lble figure..
J. H. McClaia'. llcdielner, Jayne'l M.dlrine.
He. tetter', and UooSend'. Ultl.ra.
1001 pound, nf Wool wanted for whlrk the
klgbe.t price will bo peid. Cloveraaed en baud
and for lala at tho lowe.t market price.
Alio, Agent for Strattonvlllo nnd Curwen.ville
VaBJuCall and eeor.ryoure.lv... Y.a will lad
ovorythlag anally kept ia a null .tor..
. , ,. . COUDRIET.
rrtnchvlll. P. 0., Auguat II, l$7d.
BIGLER. YOUNG & REED,
(Saceaeaen te Borate, a Young.)
FOUNDERS & MACHINISTS
, Mannfactarere af
STABLE & STATIONS RT
Conor of Feurtk and Plea Street!,
HA VINO erg. gad la tha maaafaelare of Bret
elBM MACHINERY, we rwnectf.llrl.fm
b! public tbel we are sow prepared to III all
ardera aa akeaply and aa promptly aa can be aoa.
lauyef tbe dtiee. W. manelactere and deal la
Malay and Cironlar SawMilli
lead Blocks, Water Wkeele, Sh.fUng Pallaya,
eiSbrd'i lajortor, Steam aaaaea. Steam Wblallce.
Oitara, TaJUw Cape, OU Cape, Oa.ge Cocke, Air
Ooeka, OleU Valvaa, Cheek Valvea, wreagbl Iroa
npee, maem rampa, BoUer Feed Paeip., Aalt
Waeioa Metree, Sep Stone Paealog, Oaa Peek
eg, aad all blade af MILL WORKi toeethef
erllk Ptewa, Bled Seleo,
COOK AXD PA RLOR STOVES,
sad el ber CASTINQS of ail blade.
evktrOraers aoHelte4 aad Sued al an a rice.
AU lateen af la, airy with reference te ma.ki.ery
Of ear meaufeetore preaapUy aaewered, by ederee.
s( as at Clearleld, Pa.
faalTI tf BISLBK, TOSIfl a BRED
fA'-etA sat Tut. ',r,ttf