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S. B. ROW, Editor and PnopRinTOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., SEPT. 2, 1857.
Amexdmekts TOTHECoxsriTUTiox. The Le
gislature having, at the last two sessions, a
dopted sundry proposed amendments to the
Constitution, the amendments will be submit
ted to the people at the Cctober election for
their approval. If they receive a majority
of the votes cast they will thenceforth become
a part of our organic law.
The most of these amendments are in the
form of new sections, being additions to the
Constitution rather than alterations of it." One
only, the third, is an alteratiou, and that refers
mainly to the division of Philadelphia into
representative and senatorial districts. The
Lancaster Examiner gives the substance of
the provisions which they embody, and the
propriety of the changes contemplated, in the
The first amendment is a new article, provi
ding a sinking f und for the extinction of the
State debt ; prohibiting any increase of the
present debt or the borrowing of money for
State purposes except rpon temporary loans,
and then only to the extent of 75'J,00O"; res
training the Legislature from creating any
permanent debt by or on behalf of the State ;
and providing that the State shall not loan its
credit to any individual or corporation, be
come a stockholder in any corporation, or as
sume municipal debts, or authorize any muni
cipality to becort.i: a stockholder in any corpo
ration or loan its credit thereto. This we re
gard as a very important constitutional provi
sion. It not ouly prevents the State from get
ting into debt, in. future, but provides a sure
means for the extinction of the present debt,
puts an effectc?! check upon schemes for loan
ing the credit of the State to IZailroad Compa
nies, and stops the practice hitherto so preva
lent, of authorizing cities, towns and counties
to lend their credit to railroad and other cor
porations. TFith these salutary restraints up
on the L?gisatnre the future will be safe from
the danger which the past has bequeathed to
The ?cond amendment is a new article rela
ting to new counties. It prohibits the cntting
off more thai one tenth of the population of
any county iu the formation of a new county,
without the express consent of the people,
and also provides that the counties hereafter
to be erected shall contain at least four thou
sand square rciles. We regard thi3 as a very
valuMc addition to the Constitution. The
cvaditior.s it presents will prevent the division
of old end the formation of new counties ex
cept in such cases -s will command the general
approval of the people interested.
The't'iird amendment relates more particu
larly lo Philaaeiphia, rnt contains a general
provision regulating the method of fntnre ap
portionment of representatives in the Legisla
ture. Under the operation of this provision,
the c:ty of PitKunrg'i, (and probably the city
of Allegheny,) will, after the year 18G 4, be
erected into scperate representative districts,
and will elect representatives distinct from the
county. The city of Philadelphia will also
Le divided i,ito single senatorial and represen
tative districts, but this division will take place
there immediately, it being made the duty of
the next Legislature, in case the amendment
is adopted, to divide the city into such dis
tricts, the division thus made to stand until
tue apportionment of 1861. At the October
election of this year the entire city of Phila
delphia votes as one senatorial district, the
old city electing four members- of the House
and the old county thirteen; TVhen divided
Into single districts there will be less" danger
than there is now of one party getting the en
tire delegation. Tho only objection we have
to this amendment is that it does not extend
In the whole State. Every county , electing
more than oae member ought to be divided
into single districts. . ' .
The fourth and last amendment gives to tho
LegitUtnre the power of revoking, annulling
. cr altering any charter hereafter conferred by
or unr any general or special1 law, but fn
iien. manner as to work no injustice to the
corporators. " ' ' ; v'? '" "
The Constitution, as it at present .exists,
provides for the submission to tho people of
ail sucn proposed amendments, and when there
is more than one amendment proposed, such
amendments ranst be submitted aeparately'to
tne popular vote. The last Legislature pas
tzi n act for this purpose ; and at the October
election the people will rota yea or nay npon
ac . -jaendfnen. scperatcly. We Lave bo
dubf they, will all be approved-; .""
Cacgut HE HOBSS OT' A. DaHXA. The
Dwocraic party hare a majority In tht new
Cottsraw, and npon them will devolve the ad
mission Hkcnca as a free State, or as a slave
SUte. If they afeais Kansas as a slave State',
the party in the Sorill beswallowd up
and lost fat the Kortbem im'avery 'reaction
If they admit Kansas as a iW tai. ' thft
or the other of toes altrn"rM i. Hww.l!"
ill K,0?.! wiuS " final aolotioaorl
Me Kansas miw lu Coflgjress. j
Farmer' Rm!r Ww.i,r.j r ... . .
f ; ; It UlM oetd tbrt mor4 r
vcf ander . Broke
In an article under this heading, our new j
neighbors ol the Clearfitld Republican display j
considerable acerbity of temper towards the
Opposition for the mirth the latter have been
indulging in, because of Gen. Packer's refusal
to meet Mr. Wilmot before the people to dis
cuss the issues of tho campaign, and an at
tempt is made to excuse the valiant General,
by a system of ratiocination generally known
as "up-hill pulling." The term ''backing-
out" is objected to as not being expressive of
the position of Mr. Packer in this, affair; we
may, therefore, if it should prove more accep
table, hereafter speak of the "backing-out" as
Mr. Packer's declination "in pursuance of the
advice of the Democratic State Committee,"
though, by so doing, we-do not lay aside our
opinion of the applicability of the phrase, es
pecially when not oveT eight weeks ago it was
boastingly asserted in the editorial columns of
the Republican, that, "immediately upon his
nomination Gen. Packer caused it to be an
nounced through his friends that he was ready
to meet his competitor, whoever he might be,
before the people." We do not find fault with
the Democratic papers attempting to excuse
Mr. Packer's declination, "by advice," &c
but still we think they should lay aside sophis
try and give the true reason that it was the
fear of losing votes, if the candidates discuss
ed the principles of their 'respective" parties
before the people, that superinduced the re
jection of Mr. Wilmot's proposition. It is all
fol-de-rol and gammon to talk about it being
contrary to "long-established usage" for can
didates to canvass the State, when they arc
competent to do so. Johnston and Bigler did
it, and, if we are not very much mistaken, Mr.
Bigler did so at the request or solicitation, or
"advice," if you please, of the Democratic
State Committee. At all events, if there is
impropriety in "executive candidates appear
ing at all before popular meetings to solicit
votes," as Mr. Buckalcw, the chairman of their
State Committee, Intimates, how does it come
that they are sending out Mr. Packer to make
speeches to "popular meetings ?" Truly, it is
"a tangled web thev weave !"
The allegation is also made, though some
what equivocally, that Mr. Wilmot advocates,
what our up-town neighbors term "the mon
strous doctrines of abolitionism. " We will
here, in a few words, state what is Mr. Wil
mot's position, as well as that of those who
support him at this time, on the question of
slavery : 1st. No interference with the insti
tution of Slavery in the States where it exists.
2d. Opposition to its extension or introduc
tion into the Territories belonging to the Uni
ted States. Or, in other w ords, we wish to
conune slave labor to its present limits, and
give the virgin soil of the territories to free,
white labor. We wish to exclude slave labor
from the territories we want the negroes to
be kept where they are. That is our position,
and that is Mr. Wilmot's position. There is
no "abolitionism" about it ; it is opposition
to the extension of slavery ; and common cour
tesy should induce men to refrain from attemp
ting to force words into our mouths, and from
endeavoring to foist erroneous views upon our
candidate or our part v. We hone no editor
will insult the intelligence of the people by
hereafter intimating that Mr. W. is an advocate
of "the monstrous doctrines of abolitionism,
as it is expressed in the Republican, more par
ticularly if he should have sailing at the mast
head of his paper the name of James Thomp
son, of Erie, who claimed in 1848 to be the
or:ginator of the principle of the proviso
which has given Mr. Wilmot so much renown.
The objection that Mr. Wilwot was holdin
an office of high judicial responsibility, has
been removed by his rcsignirg the Judgeship,
and the conjecture that, if be should fail to be
elected Governor, be would be appointed to
fill the vacancy, is also groundless, for his sue
cessor has already been chosen. We can see
nothing that this latter presumption argues
unless we are to infer from it that such would
be the way a modern Democrat would manage
a matter of that kind. .
The article in the Republican concludes with
the following sentences : ' '
"Or even if they rcandidatesl occnnvresDon
siblu official stations, when they art notcandi
dates for other or higher positions, we hold that
while .ur.W ilmot occupies the position he does
(or has untillately,) no honorable man should
condescend to meet him in political discussion
any where. Tho. man who will thus de liber
ately brmg reproach upon that exalted - body
the Judiciary of Pennsylvania by voluntarily
descending from the Forum of Justice to the
political hustings, and announcing from- the
Bench tho - appointments of the demagogue
(which Mr. Wilmot has repeatedly done,) de
strves only the contempt of every honest and
; We wonder if Ilis Honor, Judge Barrett, and;
other democratic members of the Judiciary,
will feel any way highly complimented by the
conclusion which the editors of the Republican
have arrived at, that by "descending from the
Forum of Justice to the political bastings,'1
in plain English, by making political speeches
they "bring reproach upon that exalted body;
that they "deserve only the contempt of every
honest and high-minded man,"1 and that "no
honorable man Shoal j condescend to meet" a
Judge "in political discussion anywhere."-
Really, we think, the editors of the Republican
should be more careful of1 how: they "slosh"
about, for in this instance they seem to have
acted upon Pat's advice, when introducing a
friend to a Tipperary row, "Wheriver yon see
ahead bit it!" ' -
Disease Among Cattle. A disease is said
to be making - fatal ' work among the , cattle-
about L tica, Aew York. Jl correspondent of
the Observer says the disease is identical with
the one which has, during the . past year, car
ried off in Russia 50,000, Austria 2'1,412, Gal
licia 12,000and Moravia 9,000 head of cattle
ese are the numbers officially reported
This ftigas9 is known , as the. "cattle plague,'
Grinder-pen "bloody , murrain,? &c.? It is
niversally yaIftitted to be htirhlv eotilairu
and . may "be. ;Carrkojcrsoas . visiting the
- j-,.--" m wen as Dyksdiseased animal 1 Smith appeared whole during both performan
wouht wtthiuAtnort 41attceflli, fceahby. I -V ' " " ' ' - , J
y-'.'-luMiy as well as by-i diseased animal
SUMMARY OF NEWS.
On tho 21th, in Xew York citv, the Surro
gate rendered his decision in the Burdell es
tate case. He decided that Mrs. Cunningham
was not married to Dr. Burdell on the 28th Oc
tober, 1SG, as she alleged, and consequently
that she is not entitled to administer his estate,
and gives the whole of the property to the
blood relatives of the deceased.
Last week they got up a money panic in
Wall street, New York, in consequence of sev
eral heavy failures. An attachment was issued
against the Ohio Life aud Trust Company for
two millions of dollars. Its entire liabilities
are stated to be S7,000,000.
Advices fiom.Florida stale that Capt. Mickr
lers, of the Florida volunteers, has captured
five Seminoles. The Indians had hoisted the
white flag, and hopes were entertained that the
war would soon terminate.
The Galveston, Texas, Civilian of the 18th
reports a great, excitement at Houston, owing
to the discovery of a plot, by a gang of thieves,
to kill the City Marshal. The ringleader and
another of the band had been captured.
The Atlantic Telegraph Cable parted when
three hundred and thirty miles from the Irish
shore on the 11th inst., and the vessels compri
sing the fleet have returned to England. The
Directors of the Telegraph Company were still
sanguine of ultimate success, and a conference
was had at London on Saturday, 12th, to deter
mine whether to again proceed wi'h the laying
of the cable, or postpone lurthcr action till
Telegraphic advices from the Indian mail an
nounce that Delhi had not fallen up to the 27th
of June. Further mutiny has occurred in the
Bengal ormv. which is considered defunct
The Bombay and Madras armies remain loyal
The Erie Constitution says the ErieCity Ban!
is hopelessly bankrupt and will not resume bus
iness. The Warren Bank has also failed, as
well as a number of other banks in Xew York.
A Deputy Marshal of Alabama, having tiken
nearly $"()()0 from Lovelace, who robbed the
U. S. mail in 183G, and refusing to restore the
money to the several owners, on the grour.d
that they had not sutliciently identiliud it, the
subject was referred to the Attorney General,
who has, after a review of all the facts decided
that the marshal must deliver it to the Post
master General, who, by law, is the trustee for
losers in all similar cases.
E. O. "Pcrrin, Esq., Private Secretary of
Gov. Walker, arrived at Washington City on
the 25th of August from Kansas, with des
patches. He left the Governor's camp at Law
rence ten days since, and reports that jeace
and quietness prevailed there, nor was there
the least intimation of war or bloodshed. Gov
Walker is using the army as a posse cometatus,
where the civil authorities cannot make arests
for breaches of peace. The fifteen hundred
troops in Kansas will remain there till after
the October election. ;
A letter from Frankfort,, received at the
State Department, says that the Sound Dues
having been abolished by tho exertions of all
'.he Governments interested, the United States
having taken the laad, tho attention of the
commercial public in Germany is now attrac
ted to the removal of the restrictions of the
navigation of tho German streams, especially
the Rhine and the Elbe.
The Postmaster General has established a
daily mail between Kansas City and Lecomp
ton, and a tri-weekly mail from Lecornpton to
Marysvillc. Other similar improvements are
also to be made.
Indian depredations on the Plains, are still
the order of the day. Colonel Bonnville's
command have had enough to do recently,
and their success has been very unexpected,
Col. Miles and Capt. Ewell attackedthe Ca
yatara Indians and killed 41 and took 45 pris
oners. The corn-fields of the Indians were
destroyed and 25 fine horses captured ; in ad
dition, a Mexican captive was recovered. SeY-
en of thc,troops were wounded, as also Licuts
Stecn and Davis. . Thus - much f6r the Gila
expedition. If all the others were as skilfully
managed, we would hear less of the troubles
attendant upon these visits of the Indians ti
the several neighborhoods and unprotected
towns. - ... . ': '
- France is about sending a naval expedition
to Cochin China,, to demand satisfaction for
insults to her flag. . I 1 - f ;
; - It is announced that Russia is equipping in
flotilla for tho China seas. The Russia impe
rial Guard has been reduced 30,000 men. : "
The official result of the Gubernatorial elec
tioti in Missouri is reported Rollins American
nnd Emancipationist, 47,611 ; Stewart, 47,975
Stewart's majority 334." ' . ' ' " "
' Flonr was selling at- Pittsburgh on Monday
at $5,37 to $6,50. This is a decline. Wheat
$1,12 to $1,20 per bushel - oats 3lc. -
On the afternoon of Ftho-29th of August
Charles Babcock, of Beverly, R.' I., killed his
wife with an axe; and then cut his own throat
; Walker's deserters, who an ived by tho Ten-,
nessee last Tuesday, at least all who have not
been fortnnata enough to start on their way
home, gathered again in the park at .New York
on Tnsday,and occupied themselves as they did
the day before, id relating their adventures to
the crowd. Several were forwarded, in the
evening.by the Albany boats.eri route to Buffalo,
rhenee " they hope to find opportunities " of
reaching their "homes in the West and South
1 An orator in a rural district of Ohio thus
held forth on the r onrth of July : "The Amer
lean Eagle ! the American Eagib, gentleman,
that proud bird of our liberties, as she stands
i-T-standing-asalie stands standing, with one
foot on the Allegbenies and the other on the
Rocky Mountains, and -stretching her broad
wings from the Atlantic to;the Pacific, shsll-i-stretching
her. broad wings with one foot on
the Rocky Monntains and the other on'the Al
leghenies,' shall-shall bowl', gentleman and
fellow citizens, in the gloricu freedom of of
r-ber JSatitb Aia!" , ' . v
K7"Jobn Phqenix went to the theatre once,
wiien Mrs. Smith was advertised to appear In
ico pieces . After the performances, be deman
ded the return of his money, for he said Mrs.!
SOME OF PACKER'S ANTECEDENTS.
We find these facts in a recent number of
the Butler American. . They come from one of
the best men ia-the State. Let them be read
and pondered :
Can any good reason bo given why, v . f .
Packer, being connected with the public works
asCanalCommissioner and other oflices, should
be elevated to the chief seat of honor in the
State? The scrutinizing eye of an intelligent
public he cannot hope to escape. The three
years that Moses Sullivan and others were in
the Canal Board, to wit : the years 183G, 1S37
and 1838 the revenue upon the Portage Rail
road was $154,703,54, and tho expenditures
during the same time were S43'.),221,'J0 ; being
an excess of revenue of l-7,i)i8,4.
Tho three years that urn. r. Packer was
Canal Commissioner, viz: 1S39, 1840 and
1841 the revenue was :.491.0o0,-4, and the
expenditures were $542,089.07 ; being an ex
cess of expenditures of $7S,95!).03 ; add the
excess ot revenue of 1835, 3837 and 1SGS to
the deficit of. the years 1839, 1810 and 1841,
and you" have the amount of $91,497,07 as the
loss of the Packer adminntration as compared
with the three years of Sullivan's administra
Then take the three years succeeding Pack
er's administration : 1842, 1843, and 1844 under
Win. B. Foster and others, and the revenue
for those years amounted to $40,428,92, and
the expenditures to the sum of $488,804,17,
beins: a difference against Packer's administra
tion of $51,583,78. -
May not the people of Pennsylvania say ot
Wm. F. Packer, give an account of thy stew
ardship, for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Gen. Packer is a talented man, and an am
bitious man. He knew well the power of cor
rupt politicians, anil a desire on his part to pro
pitiate their favor was ever in the way of a
fearless discharge of duty.' lie belonged to,
and was one of the Cabinet flicers of an Ad
ministration that was condemned by many of
its own party. Many Democratic State Con
ventions passed no resolutions approving of
Governor Porter's Administration ; un Admin
istration that, at the end of its first term, and
after Governor Porter's re-election, refused to
continue Francis R. Shiink as Secretary of the
Commonwealth, and Geo. R. Espy as Auditor
General, both of whom occupied high positions
in their respective stations, as men of capacity
ana incorruptible ltitegruy. n m. i . racker
was, af. cr the act passed making the Canal
Commissioner elective, appointed by Gover
nor Porter, Auditor General.
Thus ho was at once transferred from the
Canal Board to the head of the Financial De
partment, and with Ovid F. Johnston, Attorney
General, and George n . liarton, was ti'aius
and heart of an administration that was con- j
uemnea iy many oi its own party. 1 lie very
niau who was dismissed as unworthy to be Sec
retary, was, before the close of the administra
tion, nominated and elected Governor of the
State, to the deep mortification of the out going
Twelve years have rolled by, and death has
silenced the manly voice of Siaink ami Miller,
Petriken and Espy; and now Wm. F. Packer
is the candidate of the bogus Democracy for
the exalted oflice of Governor of one of the
greatest States of the American Confederacy.
We much mistako the signs of the times if he
is not permitted to retire to private life upon
tho mere honor of a mere nomination. Cer
tain it is, that if the people properly appreciate
their own interests, and our opponents would
meet fairly the issue, and discu.ss the same in
an honorable and generous spirit, Wm. F.
Packer never could receive a majority of the
free votes of this Commonwealth ; for, verily
"he has been weighed iu the balance and found
Tiik Canvass Commkxckd. On Monday eve
ning, August 21th, Mr. Wilmot commenced
the canvass of the State with a speech in Phil
adelphia. There was an immense crowd pres
ent, and Mr. Wilmot was very frequently inter
rupted with approval and enthusiastic applause.
The Sua of the 29th, says: .
Great liavc been the eflects produced in
Philadelphia by Mr. Wilmot's speech, made
here recently. Many of tho most influential
of the old line Whigs were in attendance, and
expressed themselves highly gratified at the
sensible and statesmanlike views of that dis
tinguished gentleman. It reminded them for
cibly of the good old days of Clay and Webster,
when people went to a public meeting for the
purpose of receiving instruction, and not to be
disgusted at the incoherent ravings of some
miserable mountebank, who had the gift ol
talking by tho bour, and saying nothing.
. "Mr. Wilmot's exposition of his famous Pro
viso was a masterpiece, and convinced all who
heard him that he is indeed one of the giant
statesmen of the country.;. After the conclu
sion of his speech - many came to the conclu
sion that the Democratic State Committee
might bo well called a Prudential Committee,
from the fact of their positively forbidding
General Packer to discuss the political topics
of the day with Mr. Wilmot. --
"The only good that we can conceive would
have arisen from General Packer's presence
at tho public meetings, would have been to per
form an interlude, so "as to afford Mr. Wilmot
a resting place." - - - -
From Kaxsas. Lawrence, Aug. 21.r Gov.
Robinson was acquitted yesterday forenoon.
The jury were out nine honrs.' Tl'ere was an
animated debate in the jury room. At first, I
learn, they stood ten for a verdict of guilty to
two for acquittal. ,They were all Pro-Slavery
men. The jndge had distinctly charged them
that,' if (hey found that the prisoner, at any
time had assumed to be Governor of tho State
of Kansas, the must find him guilty. The
defence had always admitted this fact. The
two jurors, however, did not accept snch in
structions. - They refused to believe in the ex
istence of a State in this part of the country .
They came out,, after they had discussed the
question some time, aud asked that the case
be re-opened for further evidence on that
points inis very- verdant request, of course
was refused. At nine o'clock, therefore, theyUntxposcd fyr sale, on the prriuis.s in Pehn town-
returned a verdict of not guilty.
A good story is told of a young girl who
was disappointed in love, and to put an end to
her troubles,- jumped ' from the Allegheny
bridge into the river. Luckily she was dress
ed In the breath not height of fashion, and
by the aid of her hooped skirts, floated down
the stream as handsome as a duck, until she
was overtaken by some hoitmea, who, took
hold of tho edge of the floating crinoline, and
towed her towards the shore until she touched
bottom; when she waded outof the water and
ran home, sot much 'ashamed of herself that
she will probably keep; out of tho water in
future. . . i . .
The indisns of Texas are passing into rapid
decay. In 1853 tho Indians of Toxas were es
timated at 20,000. In 185G, the number, from
offical accounts, did not xecccd 12,000 Some
1500 Indians till tho reservation on the clear
fork of the Brazos, and make good crops 8000
semicivilized Creeks.Delawares and Cherokees
sre in Eastern ; Texas. Inthe1 North, 1000
Washitas and. Wacos. There are 3000 Camau
ches, 1000 Lfpans, and 4000 of all other strag
glers. From this report it will bo soon that in
the course of a few years, from tho very nature
of thing, -the wholo Indian tribes of Texas
win becomo eitincf . -
Blair Coisty. On the 25th, a German
named Henry Essinger, who was employed
driving a team for Mr. E. Patterson, of Gays
port, committed suicide by hanging himself
with a strap to the limb of a tree, at a place
called Sugar Run, where he was engaged haul
ing. The cause of the act is said to be -'unre-quitted
love." The object of his allection is
said to live in Williamsburg, where he formerly
resided A girl employed at the Tipton
Hotel was badly burned ou the 23d in attempt
ing to fill a fluid lamp without extinguishing
the flame The lifeless body of a child
was found in a privy; vault at Altoona, a few
days ago, and suspicion rested at once on a
wretched girl named Mary B. Saul, who on being
confronted acknowledged the babe to have been
hers, but that it was still-born. The coroner
held an inquest, and rendered a verdict that
"the child was born alive aud enme to its death
by the hands of Mary B. Saul," &c.
Warren Couxty. Thomas Shirley, ol Deer
field township, was throwji from a horse near
Gormans tavern, on Saturday, Aug., 15th, and
so seriously injured that he died in a few
hours. . . . . On Sunday the 10th, a young man
named Kinney' came to Weal field on the up
train, took a room, went out and got a pistol
and shot himself. No cause assigned for the
rash act. lie had a brother living in westficld.
Guf.es Col'ktt. A terrific hail storm visited
New l'reeport, on Saturday the 22d Aug., kill
ing calves, pigs and poultry, and doing consid
erable damage to leuccs, &c. Some of the
hail were from five to six inches in circumfer
ence. I.ndiaxa ' Cot'XTT. On Saturday the 15th
Aug., Blairsvilie was visited by a drendfufbail
and rain storm. For a quarter of "an hour the
hail fell so fast that it was impossible to see any
object at the distance of 20 Jeet. The gardens
wero literally destroyed. Oats, buckwheat,
corn, &c, were much injured, aud much glass
was broken in the houses A few weeks
since, Mr. Samuel Dixon, of Blairsvilie, took
up a horse which he supposed had been stolen,
notwithstanding he mms claimed. A Mr. Ad
ams, of Stark Co., Ohio, who had lost a horse,
was written to, and when he came on, identi
fied the hor.se as being his.
Lycoming Cocsty. On Sunday night, the
23d, Aug., Jersey Shore was visited by a des
tructive fire, which originated in the livery
stable of Brown and Ramsey, destroying it,
two other stables and the fine dwelling ol linn.
John A. Gamble. The loss is estimated at$15,-
000 A son of Mr. James H. Rot brock,
not five years old. was drowned at Williams
port on Monday of last week.
Erik Coi sty. A boat hand named named
Dennis Sullivan, was pulled out of a canal lock
on the 23d, dead and bearing marks of vio
lence on his person, and it is suspected that
he foully dealt with. Warrant have been is
sued for the arrest of suspected parties.
-Lancaster Cocsty. Hannah Brown -was
convicted, at Lancaster last week, of kidnap
ping a colored girl, named Mary Adeline Jane
Arrival and Departure of Mails at Clearfield.
Eastern, daily, Sundays excepted, at 7 P.M.
Western, " " '- 6 P.M.
Smith's Mills, Saturdays, 5 P.M.'.
Sinnamahoning.Weduesd. & Saturd. 8 P.M.
Karthans, Saturdaj-s, 6 P.M.
Kylertown, Mondays & Thursdays, 12 M.'
Eastern, daily, Sundays exeepted, at 4 A.M .
- Western. ' " . --- - 4 A.M.
Smith's Mills, Fridays, ; ; ' 7 A.M.
SinnamahoningrTuesdays& Fridays, C A.M.
Karthaus, Thursdays, . 8 A.M. -
Kvlcrtown, Mondays & Thursdays 1 P.M.
The Mails will close at 9 o'clock, P. M.
: N; B. Business men, of town and vicinity,
will please preserve this for future reference. .
C. D. Watson, Post Master, .
Mail arrives at Curwcnsville from Indiana,
via' Newman's Mills,'-Cush, Burnside, New
Washington. Chest, Bower and Grampianllills,
Tuesday and Fridays at 11 A. M., and do
parts same days at 1 P. M. , . .
Mail leaves Curwensville for. Marron, via
New Millport and Lumber City, every Satur
day at 6 A. M., and returns same day at 8 p.m.
' K"ew Advertisements.
"jVOTI.CE. Letters testamentary on tho Estate
J.1 of Joseph Speneor, late of Penn township.
Clenrficld eoanty, l'a.,dec'd, having been granted
to tho undersigned, all persons indebted to said
cstato are requested to make im media to payment,
and tho?e having claims against the same to pre
sent them, properly authenticated for settlement.
. JAMKS Sl'KNf KH. PiKe Tp.. -
SAMUKL Si'EXCKU, Peon Tp.t
Fcpt. 2, 1S57 Ot-pd Executors.
JTJAItM FOR SALE. The undersigned offers
at private sale Lis Farm in uriisitle town
ship, Clearfield county, joining land of Jas. Galla
her .ttnd others, containing ,i5i..aqres; ;abaot oo of
which arc' cleared and iu good cultivation.. It is
well wa'ered. has a two-story dwelling bouse and
log barn on it, and a goad orchard. The wood
laud is ; well timbered, and bos a number of first
quality spar trees on it, onljr li niilea from the
river .near Jas. Murray's. . ,
For terms apply to the subscriber. -
j Burnslde.' Sept. 1 1S57 Ht. .
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF
In tbe matter of tho application of the Curwens
ville Method irt Episcopal chureh for incorporation.
l And'now, August 21st; 1857, articles of associa
tion filed, and on motion of L.-J. Crans, Esq., atty.
for petitioners, publication directed. : ;
i . ' - Geo. Walters, Proth'y."
All persons interested will take notico that the
above application for incorporation has been uiatl5
nnd action will be taken thereon at November
Terra. - - L. J. CRAXS,
i eep2 '. - -t " .. -i.'T - Atty. for Applicants. '
O 11111 AXS' COURT S A LE. Under and by
virtue of an order" of pale issued outof the
Orr.hans' Conrtf cirfi..i.i tw ;m v..
j 6h ip, Clearfield county, ou Thursday. September
uiu, iooT ac z. O'clock p.Bi.,'-the following de
scribed real estate, late ot Wm. Cleaver,, deceased,
viz : A'certain tract or piece of land, situate in
Penn township, Clearfield county, containing about
seVenty-five acres, bounded as follows: on tho
north by land of Eliza ltu?sell. east by land of
Andrew Moore. nutb by land of Wm.F. Johnson
snd west by land of Win. F. Johnson and Andrew
Mooro. The farm is in good condition b:ts a good
bouse, barn, necessary out-houses and an orchard
thereon. Terms, one-half on confirmation of sale,
balance in one year. JOUN JIUSSELL,
''-'" MILES J. SPEXCCR,
icp2 -4t .: V '- '-'.' : : - Executors. -
ix the oltpuaxs' court of clearfield
couxty.- : ' ' -. - . .
In the matter of the -application of Thomas W.
Cleaver for a decree of specific erfornianno of
contract for sale of land m.vio between Thomas
W. Cleaver and WUliara ClcaVer. deceased.
And now, August lSih. 1S57. the Court fix tho
first day of next term, (Xov. 16th, 1857.) for hear
ing, Ac.. 1 , Jas: Wriglet ,'Clk. O. C. -
;To Mm. Louisa Cleaver, widow, John Ru?solI
f r and Miles Spencer, Executors, ami Caleb Way
i ind Isaac Kirk, guardians of minor children
-ef Wm.Cleaver. dec'd,ndll others interested;
Too will pleas take uotice, that the above ap
plication ha been made and day fixed for' hear
ing, and that testimony to be read on the hem-ins
Wilt be taken before 51 A. Fruak. E.-o. ' at his of
fice in Clearfield Borough, on Monday, September
21t, 1857, between the hours of I o'clock and 7
o'clock p. n.i
L. J. CRANS, '
i :eps A.
Atty. for Applicant.
mm: new yoke tiuiu ne, lsst-a.
X The Tribune was first issued sls laity on
tho 10th of April, 1841. Its Weekly editiou wm
commenced in September of the same yar ; its
Sciui-Wcckly in May, 1845. It was the firit dailv
in Atuorica to issue a double or eigbt-pago sheet tit
a low price, and it has kept at least even with U.o
foremost of its rivals in the rapid expansion 0f
Newspaper enterprise, which the great extension
of Railroads, and the establishment of tho Tela,
graph system have crowded into thess la.sttii.tccu
eventful years. Xo larger journal ia afforded at
so low a price in any quarter of the world; r.ouo
in America, no matter at what price Issued, pay
an equal amount, weekly or monthly, for intellec
tual labor. It employs correspondents regulatly
in the leading capitals of Europe, and at the most
importaut points on this continent, with a liberal
staff of writers aud reporters at home, regarding
full, carlv and accurate information as the first ob
ject of a "Newspaper, and the timely snd thorough
elucidation tliereoi as me cmui ciw ji us luiwi
rials. In that spirit, ' The Tribune" has been and
will bo conducted, extending and perfecting it
correspondence eo fast as tho increase of its pa
tronage will justify the expense. Should the cur
reut attempt to connect the Old with the XcwWorld
by the magnetic wire prove successful. we fchall ve
ry soon, at a heavy cott to ourselves and, we trust,
a corresponding advantage to our leaders pC Liiiii
each morning a synopsis of the prececdicg day's
occurrences throughout Europe. Northern Africa
und Western Asia, w ith regular reports of the mar
kets, the monetary aspects and harvest prospecu
of hither Europe. With a good atlas beside Mm
and his daily paper on his fireside table, the A
meiican farmer or artisan within a day's l an of
the city may then study each evening the doing
of the "civilized world throughout the day preced
ing; and it seems hardly possible that any who
cau read, but especially one who has children t-
cdncatc. will longerdeny himself the pleasuro and
profit .f a daily' journal. 1 ho same ia true mea
surably of those who live further inland : though,
where mails are infrequent, a Semi-Weekly, or e
ven a Weekly, may seem sufficient.
The Tribnne deals with questions of Political
Economy. Putdic Policy, Ethics, Material Progress
and whatever iuy affect the InU-'Jisitnal, Moral,
Social and Physical well be. Eg of mankind, dog
matic Theology alone excepted. Its leading iK
is the honoring of hones useful Work in whoever
sphere or capacity, and tho consequent elevation
of the Laboring class in knowledge, virtu i.;. J
general esteem. It is necessarily hostila to Slavo
ry under all its aspects, to Iutemperance in what
ever form or degree with its accessories, to War
save in the defense of Country and Liberty against
actual invasion, and to every form of tiaraC.'ing. -,
lesiiipg to see Production extended and encour
aged, while wild Speculation and useless Tratna
are curtailed, it favors the policy of sustaining and
diversifying Jlomc Industry by a discriminating
Tariff a policy which tends to increase the prico ,
of Grain to the farmer while diminishing tliat of
Erea l to the artisan, by reducing iho distance a
cross which their respective products are exchang
ed and. of course, reducing the cost of their trans-'
for. Kcgarding Eillibusterism in all iu phases,
and every form and device of National c-jvet 'i'v
ncss, with unqualified abhorreneo is tho bano of
Kcpublies and in their triumph the grave of Equal
Human Kights, we seek by every means to woo
and win the attention of our countrymen from pro
jects of aggrandizement abroad t enterprises of
devclopeiaent and beneficence at home, foremost
among which we rai:k a Hailroad through th
heart of our tcrritorv to connect the water of tho
Atlantic with those of the Pacific. Eoliewng that
the goods of this life are not yet fairly distributed,
and that no one ready to work should ever famish
in unwilling idleness, it lends an open ear to eve
ry suggestion of Social improvement which doer
not countervail the dictates of wtcrnal Morality
nor war upon that natural l ight of every one to
whaUocvcr he has fairly produced or honestly ao
quired, whose denial must sick mankind into tho
chaos and night of barbarism and universal sqrtal
or. Wiih a, profound consciousness lht iulurs,
drunkards, libertines and profligates can nevor bo
other (in the main) than needy andwretched.it
bears aloft the groat truth that" Prevention id bet
ter than Punishment that the chill trained up in.
the way ho should go, wi!l raroly in after years
desert that way for tho thorny paths of Yioe end'
Crime that a true Education Kcligious, Moral
and Industrial as well as IutollectuaWis tho mo
effecttre temporal antidote to the err ajii woes
of our race. Recognizing in- the' most des rati t.
specimen of Humanity adivine spark whioa ;hoiill
bo reverently ehcrished, not ruthlessly trodden
out, wo have charity for all forms of evil but thoco
which seek personal advantage through tho ii .
basement of our fellow-beings, Tho champion or
no class or caste, tho devotee of no soct, we would
fain be the interpreter to each tther of men's bet--ter
impulses and aspiration, the harbinger of
general concord between Labor and Capital, and
among those wRom circumstances or misapprehen
sions hajie thrown into UDnatural antagonism. A.
coteraporary once observed that ho nevor knew a
hard, grasping, niggardly employer w ho 'dil not
hate 'The Tribune,' nor a generous, largo-aouled.,
kindly one, willing to live and let livo. who did
not Hie it. AVs ak no higher praise, no warmer
attestation ' ' v" . " "
The circulation of The Tribune is nt Hits time
as follows r Daily, 32.000 copies; Weekly, 17i,S0O
copies; Semi-Weekly, lfi.Ot'O copies; California
nnd European, 6.000 copies ; Total. 2.'5d,POO copit.
That of the Semi-Weekly and Weekly we beliovo
to be exceeded by no other newspaper published"
in the world; that of the Baily falls'-behind that
of some of our cotemporaries. Had our hostility
to Human Slavery and the Liquor Traffic beon
m ore guarded and politics our Lmly isncs would-;
now be some thousands heavier and our Advertis
ing far more lucrative bat of our patronage-gen- "
crally wo have no reason, no wish, tocosaplain.t -- ;
Of late,-a concerted effort baa been, made todi-,
minishmir rnrat circulation through the iuSucnce
of the Postmasters, some of whom embark in it-
eagsily, others nuder political restraint, while a:
large number, we are happy, for the sake Human
.Nature, to state, refase to be dragooned into it at
all. Still, we have beon made" t.o feel ihe heavy,
hand of Power, and have doubtless lost thousand
of subscribers in conscq-uence. ' Pretexts to which
no individual in his pnvate capacity would have
stooped have been relied on to justify the stoppage .
of our papers within reach of their Subscriber aud
rishtful owners, and their rctontion in the Post
Office till thoir value was destroyed. -Postmasters,
have been schooled by rival journals several of
ihem living on their soJf-proclaimcd ability-t'i
serve as an; antidote to. Tho Tribune as to thoir
political duty to promote at onr expense the dis- .
eemmination of gazettes of advorso politics. Wo
shall outlive this warfare, but wo do not affect in
difference to it.- In the open field of discussioD
we fear nothing? but in the tens of thousands of
rural neighborhoods wheratho Posmaster can in:
duce many of his quiet neighbors to tako the jour
nal he rcconimcuds,wc have already lost some pa-,
trons.'and expect to lose more as our subscriptions
for this year expiro. i AVe appeal, therefore, to th
hearty, faithful, fearless advocates of Free Labor
and tree Soil throughout the land to tako caro
that this official warfare on our circulation be not "
prosecuted without oountoraction. ..We employ no,
travelling agents, fir we will not consent to have"
tho public harrased withthe solicitation of stran- -gci3
in our beauif We strike the name of enoh.
subscriber to our Weekly and ifemi-Weekly from
onr books as -soon as his term hns expired, for w:
will not haunt our patrons with dun-? for arrears. -which
they may say they never intended to. incur, f
for papers which perhaps they -never read ; we ro
Jy for the renewal of our. subdcriptions solely on'
he volunteered efforts of those who. liking our pa- t
per, bcllcvo its iuflueneo salutary and worthy to
be extended; and thus far our reliance has bxrs
juMifieL as we trust it may eontiuue to be,-
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