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S. B. KOW, EDITOR AND PROFWETOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., .MAY 20, 1S5S.
The Fctcre op Parties, is a question that
is now engaging the attention of many. Pol
itics have been so sadly "out of joint" during
the last three years that no one was able to
foresee very long what was to come next. The
slavery issue, however, springing cp in a new
form, had the effect of converging matters to
some extent, and finally the action of Presi
dent Buchanan, and those who pledged Lira to
be in favor of "Free Kansas," in forcing thro'
the Lecompton swindle, in tho shape of the
English bill, has drawn them to a complete fo
cus. The local elections recently held plain
ly indicate that a large majority of the people
in the North are opposed in sentiment to the
policy of the Administration, and that there
is a strong disposition on the part of the Ke
publicars, Americans and Anti-Lccompton
Democrats to form themselves into one great,
national. Datriotic party organization. A
movement to this end has already been made
in New York, and doubtless it will continue to
extend until it spreads itself over the whole
Evert Max Has His Price. It is no won
der many people believe the caption of this
article to be true when such developments are
brought to light as have just beendivu'ged by
an investigating committee in Wisconsin.
This committee examined into the history of
the passage of the land grant bills of 1S59,
through the Wisconsin Legislature. The re
port, which makes a volume of 400 pages,
shows that thirteen members of the Senate
bad assigned to tbcm in bonds and stocks of
the La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad $175,
000. The members of the Assembly who voted
for the bill each had from S5-J00 to $20,000;
only three members who voted for the bill did
not receive bonds or 'stocks. Only four Sena
tors who voted for the bill received none. Of
the State officers who received bonds, A. D.
Smith, is set down $10,000. Governor Bash
ford had $30,000 in bonds. Tho Madison
Journal says tho rascality, impudence, and
fraud which has marked tho course of tho man
agers of the company is astounding.
The Tariff in Congress. In the IIouso of
Representatives on the 17th, Hon. E. Joy
Morris asked leave to offer a resolution de
claring that the existing tariff was found in
adequate to supply the government with reve
nue, and instructing the Committee on Ways
and Means to inquire into the expediency of
reporting a bill revising it, substituting home
lor foreign valuation, specific for ad valorem
duties, and augmenting the duties on articles
wLich come in competition with American
manufactures and products as will afford in
creased protection to American industry and
labor. The House refused to suspend the rules,
in order that the resolution might be taken np,
by a vote of 80 ayes to 101 nays, a decided
majority of our masters in Congress being un
willing that the Turifl question should disturb
their equanimity. The industry of the coun
try is not sufficiently prostrated to require at
tention in that quarter. After a while the
people will demand a hearing, and they will
Atlantic Monthly. This leading Ameri
can Monthly, published by Phillips, Sampson
& Co., Boston, occupies an enviable position
amongst the literary publications of this age.
There is a vigor and independence of thought
and expression displayed in its articles that
cannot tail to render it popular with all liberal
and candid men. The June number is replete
with interesting and instructive matter.
Household AVords. This reprint of Dick
ens' most popular periodical, published in this
country by John Jans jn & Co., New York,
appeals by its extraordinary merit as a niiga
zine to tho public for liberal support. Dick
ens is unsurpassed as a writer, and the House
hold Words exhibit the richness and fertility
of his ever busv mind.
Recent intelligence from Utah indicates that
there has been more 'fuss' than 'feathers' in
the Mormon war. Reports state that Gover
nor Cummings entered Salt Lake City on tho
1st April, in advance of the troops; that the
Mormons had abandoned the idea of resist
ance, and that Brigham Young and the Saints
are preparing to leave the Territory.
Limber sells at quite a different price in
Kansas to what it docs in this 'neck of woods.'
A late number of the Atchison City Champion,
a spirited Free State paper which we receive
in exchange, in drawing attention to a lumber
yard, says : "In consequence of the tightness
of the money market, Mr. J. M. Van Camp
has reduced tho price of lumber to S23,00 per
1 EacirER t . Smith, commander of the
L Uta forces, died at Fort Leavenworth on the
ICtn. Gen. Harney succeeds to the command.
II. C. IIlCKOK, Esq.. StatA Sl,rintdf
.hntMn ScWols i l'lcase accept our
thanks lor a copy of his report for 1857.
SfoiI"i Vls; . orrT tor Wo wish hit
xvecu cv aoyij, good luck.
- said't .SimPnhe M- E. Church, is
Mid to be in such impaired health that bis re
covery is doubUul.
BEITISH AGGRESSIONS !
The recent insults to the American Flag by
British cruisers, have elicited the severe and
just condemnation of the Press throughout
our country ; and we are exceedingly gratified
at the prompt Government indications of a
purpose to resent this interference with our
A message from the President, enclosing a
letter from the Secretary of the Navy on the
subject of British assressions in the Gulf of
Mexico, was sent to the Senate on Thursday,
and ordered to be printed.
Gen. Cass lays before Her Majesty's Minis
ter, in brief, tho leading facts connected with
tho operations of the "Styx." Lord Napier
simply acknowledges the communication, and,
without submitting any views or opinions of
his own on the subject, assures the Secretary
that his despatch will be laid before bis gov
ernmcnt at as early a day as possible.
But the most important and interesting com
munication in the series, is the despatch from
the Secretary of State,Gen. Cass, to the Amer
ican Minister in London, Mr. Dallas, instruct
ing him to lose no time ia laying before Her
Majesty's government a statement of these
outrages, and to demand that the conduct of
the British officers be not only discontinued,
but disavowed and condemned ; and in cases
where actual loss has been sustained, indem
nity is to be insisted upon.
The tone of the Secretary's note is digniG
ed and courteous, but firm and decided. In
our judgment, it meets the case precisely as
it ou"ht to be met. And we arc quite persua
ded, that the reason for the remonstrance, and
the demand for redress it conveys, are so clear
and unquestionable, that Her Majesty's govern
ment cannot fail to respond to it in a becom
ing spirit, and with a promptitude which will
very speedily put at rest all apprehensions of
future trouble with England.
Accompanying these documents, we have a
despatch from the Secretary of the Navy, an
nouncing that a fleet of vessels had been or
dered to cruise actively on the northern coast
of Cuba to protect tho persons and property
of American citizens, and to protect all ves
sels of the United States from search or de
tention from vessels of war of any other na
tion. Spain, also is to be held responsible lor
British outrages upon the American flag in the
harbor of Sagua la Grande ! This part of the
despatch of Secretary Cass is especially signi
The Weather and Cfiors. The unusual
wet weather, which has prevailed all over tho
Western States, during the last three weeks
has made farming, to any extent, impossible
and the consequence is very little Corn has
been planted as yet. Letters which came to
hand during the past week, says the Cincinnati
Price Current, speak very gloomily of the pros
pects as regard the Corn crop. In Illinois,
Kentucky, Indiana, and this State, not over
one-fifth of a crop has, as yet, been planted ;
and tho ground is generally so wet that, no at
tempt can be made to plant. Ordinarily, Com
planting is finished at this date, though in
some years, planting has been done to some
extent, about the 1st of June, but when plant
ed so late, a late and favorable season is re
quired to mature it. Should the weather be
come dry now, and remain so throughout the
remainder of the month, no fears need be en
tertained that a sufficient quantity will not be
planted to make a large crop; but the indica
tions up to last evening, did not indicate this.
This weather is also unfavorable for Wheat,
making it grow too luxuriant, and therefore li
able to "lodge" and to injury by "rust." llyc
is already in head, and looks promising. Grass
is very luxuriant, and tho yield of Hay must
As a general thing, with the exception of
Corn, the prospects of a most abundant har
vest are, so far, highly favorable. The supply
ol all kinds of agricultural produce promises
to be abundant; and should the weather be
come dry now, which, to say the least, it is
not unreasonable toexpc.ct, the Corn crop will
not be an exception.
The Fruit, chiefly Peaches and Cherries, has
been injured by frosts in some localities, but
on the whole, taking the country together, the
yield will be abundant. In tho Southern
States, whero the greatest alarm prevailed re
garding the damage by frost, it has been
found, according to the advices by the last
mails, that the injury was but partial and con
fined to certain localities. In the vicinity of
Knoxville, Tennessee, whero it was thought
the Fruit had been all killed, it has been as
certained there will be an average crop.
The Administration at Washington, is en
gaged in getting up a war excitement. There
is, however, no danger of a collision with Eng
land. Cotton speaks peace to the President
The indications of war movements are confin
ed to New Granada, Paraguay, and such na
tions. Wonder whether these warlike demon
strations are designed to withdraw attention
from the Kansas question ?
Billy Bowlegs and one hundred and sixty-
four Seminole Indians having emigrated, there
are now in Florida only Sam Jones, thirty
eight warriors and their families. Billy says
Sam's a fool for holding out any longer. Sam,
however, declares he would "not emigrate for
"two tcagoa loads of money." As it is, the
Florida war may be considered at an end.
Requisition. On Friday last Richard L.
Savidge, of Hunterdon county, N. J., was ar
rested on a requisition from Gov. Packer on
the Governor of that State. The prisoner
is charged with having obtained lumber to tho
amount of several hundred dollars, ou false
pretense, ol Samuel Solliday.
The case at Danville, Pa., of Mrs. Twiggs,
as an accomplice with Clark in the murder of
his wife, was submitted to the Jury oiiulaes
day. Thursday afternoon Jury came into
Court with a verdict of guilty of Murder in
the First Degree f '
CAMEB0N OX EIGLZE.
Just before the vote was taken on the Kan
sas bill, in the Senate ol tne united states,
Gen. Cameron arose to address the Senate,
and made a few brief remarks reminding Sen
ator Bigler that be misrepresented bis con
stituents by voting for the bill reported by the
Committee of Conference :
Senator Camerox said: Before the vote is
taken I desire to say a word or two in relation,
to my own course. It was my intention at on
early part of the session to say something up
on the general subject of Kansas affairs, but
I am. as vou all know, not mucu oi a puunc
speaker, having but little capacity in that
way, and no taste for it. I often felt disposed
to take part in debate ; but wlien l proposed
to do so, 1 deferred to otners ; ana sometimes
when I felt like going on, I found that some
gentlemen were discussing the question bet
ter than 1 could nope to uo. l rise at mis
time only to say that I disapprove of the pro
position now before the Senate, much more
than I did ot tho original attempt to lorce on
the people of Kansas a constitution which
they were unwilling to take. The original bill
was" a plain proposition, for which men might
have voted honestly, without subjecting their
motives to censure. This I look upon as a
diIereut affair. This, to my mind, is a trick
to impose upon weak men, or to enable cor
rupt men to make the impression upon their
constituents at home that they have been act
ing honestly. Still, I should have said noth
ing on this subject now, if my respected col
league had not been in such hot haste to
announce to the Senator from New
lork, while he was discussing the prop
osition that the vote had been carried in
the other House against the wishes of the
freemen of Kansas. His acts were so different
from what I expected from an honorable Sen
atorlrom Pennsylvania, that I was surprised
at it. I have thought heretofore that no man
in the whole State ol Pennsylvania was more
positive and decided in the expression of his
belief before the people, that Kansas would
not only be a free State, bi t that she should
not have a State constitution at all, unless it
should be voted for by a majority of her citi
zens. His whole course iu life, until he came
here, was in favor of freemen and of the 1 ice
Labor of tho Northern States. His own his
tory was such as naturally to make him an ad
vocate of freemen and free labor. Why he
has canned his course here is no business of
mine; but it does seem tome in bad taste
that he should act as be does, knowing as he
certainly does, that not only the whole Op
position party in Pennsylvania, but a very
larce mnioritv of the party to which he be
longs in that State, are opposed to this mea
sure, and opposed to the conduct of the Pres
ident of the United States in regard to it;
and I cannot permit him to come here and
make the impression that he believes the pco
ide of Pennsylvania are in favor of it ; nor
can I remain quiet, much as 1 dislike to talk
in pnblic when the impression is attempted to
be made that the people ol Pennsylvania are
with him or with the President of the United
States upon this subject.
If the vote were to be taken to morrow, tho
people of Pennsylvania, bv a hundred thou
sand majority would decido that the Presi
dent of the United States had deceived them
in regard to this matter, and would prove also
that my colleague is misrepresenting his con
stituents on this great question.
The people of Pennsylvania are conserva
tivc, and on all questions connected with sla
very they have ah ays taken a moderate course;
but, sir, I tell you that if any man, wh was
fn their confidence ia the year 18j6, could
have convinced them that, by uny possible
means, a constitution could be forced upon
the people of Kansas in opposition to their
wishes, and withuot a vote of the people, Mr
Buchanan could never have received the elec
toral vote of Pennsylvania. Ho owes it to
the conduct of himself, and the active influ
ence of bis friends all over tho State, assert
ir.g that by nature Kansas must be free, and
that no man would dare, no matter what his
position was, to attempt to put upon her a
constitution unless her people had the lreo
and lull right to vote for or against it. lhc
President himself, thought so until lately.
Everybody knows that so late as the thot
July last, he wrote a letter to a distinguished
man in Kansas, telling him that the constitu
tion must be submitted to the people of tho
Territory for their fuir and free vote, or it
would not be adopted or sanctioned by tho
Government. I repeat, that I do not desire
to occunv the tune of the Senate now. 1 am
desirous that the vote shall bo taken. A major
ity, by some means or other, has decided a
gainst us in the other House ; the majority
here, we know, is against us, and it is idle to
talk when a strong majority will vote against
On Wednesday the 12th, tho Senate had up
for consideration the subject of the withdrawal
of the fishing bounties, a,nd the release of the
duty on salt. Bigler, with his usual temerity,
declared himself in favor of the former prop
osition, and opposed tho latter. This brought
down on him the cutting sarcasm of Mr. Sew
ard, from which he did not escape without a
scathing. "After floundering about for some
time in water too deep for his inches," says
a correspondent of the Philadelphia Enquiter
'Senator Cameron kindly undertook to relieve
him from his awkward dilemma." The re
marks or Mr. Cameron, on tnis occasion, are
too good to be lost, and we therefore quote
them in full. Mr. C. said :
I desire only to - say a word in vindication
of my colleague, and 1 think, in justice to him
and myself, 1 should be permitted to say that
word, lor yoa know 1 Uo not often occupy
much of the time of the Senate. It is that I
am satisfied he is acting in accordance with
his well-known principles. He is, I believe
a free trade man, if I can judge him from his
acts. I remember that at the close of the
last session the reduction of duty on our great
staple, iron, was made, if not by his motion
at least by his vote. He agreed to it, and
was perfectly satisfied with it. The result has
been to break up every iron master in Penn
svlvania who had not an immenso fortune be
yond his business in trade. Every man who
was at all indebted in his business bas been
destroyed. The iron business of Pennsvlva
nia, about which gentlemen speak here, is no
longer an interest. No man, unless be has a
fortune that he has inherited or obtained from
sources beyond his business, is capable o
conducting a furnace for a day.
It may be the policy of my colleague, and
it may, perhaps, be a wise one, to break down
all these interests, so that after a while we
shall stand upon a common level when we
shall be compelled again to return that pro
tective American policy which our fathers
instituted and which took caie of the country.
If we were to destroy tho duty on salt now,
as proposed by the Senator from Rhode Island,
I believe that after a little while tho salt in
terests would help the iron interests ; and if
we take off the sugar duty from gentlemen
down in Louisiana, I think after a while they
will come to our ground ; and if we should re
peal the law returning lugitive slaves, all tho
gentlemen ia the "nigger" interest would
soou help to take care oi our iron.
So if you run round all these interests and
strike them down, when we are all so low
down together that we cannot take care of our
selves, we shall begin to feel as members of
the same great country ought to feel each
one willing to serve the other.
I thoughi this statement was dnc to my col
league. I thought it was due bun, coming
rom my own State, that I should make this
The correspondent from whom we have
quoted these remarks, informs us that
"When Mr. Cameron concluded, the Senate
was in ecstacies and Mr. liigter in a rage.
After tartly informing him that ho did not
thank him for his vindication, and proclaim
ing his willingness to face his constituents on
all points of his conduct, he fell back upon
the allegation that all our financial difficulty
arose from our 'inflated system of paper mon
ey,' and attempted to fasten upon Mr. Camer
on the responsibility of that 'inflated system.'
After making a most lame argument, he in
stantly moved an adjourument,and refused pe
remptorily to withdraw his motion to allow
Mr. Cameron to reply, to do which, however,
there was no necessity. Had be done so, I
presume that Mr. Cameron would have respon
ded that he and Mr. Bigler were about equally
interested in Bank matters, himself as a lender
and his collaague as a borrower.
PREPARED FOR IQE "RAFTSMAN '3 JOURNAL."
Centre County. A fire occntred on last
Sundav near the Axe Factory of Mr. Harvey
Mann, which resulted in the destruction ol a
large frame building belonging to Mr. Mann,
but which was at the time in tho occupancy ol
three families, who suffered very severely by
the conflagration. It originated through some
defect in the construction of the flue. Fire
had been discovered in the early part of the
day, but was extinguished, for the time being
by the prompt assistance oi tnose unmuiuc
the timely discovery. It again broke lortti in
the afternoon when most of the people in the
neighborhood, were away in attendance at
church, and all efforts to save the property
Droved ineffectual. A keg ol powder was iu
the buildinz at tho time, and through fear of
its explosion the people were much intimida
ted from making a'judiciotis movement toward
the property. We are not informed of the
names of the sufferers, but have learned that
nearly their entire household furniture was
Jef-ersos County. Ono of the most ter
rific wind storms, accompanied by hail and
rain, which has been known lor many years,
passed over Ringgold and Oliver townships in
this county on Tuesday. Trees, fences and
everything which came in tho way was torn
down ; the roof of the house belonging to
Isaac Hoffman in Ringgold township was torn
off' and a barn on the same farm, a short dis
tance from the house, was completely demol
ished. We have been unable to obtain the
particulars relative to the storm but we hear
of no livs being lost On Saturday
morning last the dwelling house of Pearl Hut
chins.about twomiles I'roinBrookville was con
sumed by fire On Thursday afternoon a
lad of Dennis Brenin of Brookville, while car
rying a bucket of water for his mother, tripped
and fell and broke his left arm. The boy is
about ten years of age,4has but one hand, and
is quite a smart intelligent boy. Wo sympa
thize with him in his late misfortune.
Ltcomixg County. Considerable excite
ment was created in Jer3C3- Shore, on the 14th,
caused by the arrest of a number of Log Float
ers by the deputy Sheriff of Clinton County.
The log floaters were on board their cabin
going down the river when the deputy sheriff
and a couple of assistants embarked on board
a skill and followed them. The chase was
watched with interest by a large number of
persons on shore who anticipated a desperate
nuval engagement, but the men yielded to the
representatives of tho law without any resis
tance and were broujrht ashore ana marciieu
off to tho office of Esquire M'Gowan. The
charge against them was cutting the boom at
Lock Haven and letting a large number of
logs escape. The men, ten in number, were
bound over in a thousand dollars each. Gen.
Tomb and Hon. J. A. Gamble, went bail for
the whole party. The men arrested were in
the employ of Dubois & Low.
Clinton County. On Wednesday tho 19th,
at about fi o'clock, the steam s.iw-ni ill, shingle
manufactory and planing mill, formerly owned
by Wheelock & Co., and lately bought by
Gen. Jackinan, was discovered to be on fire.
The alarm was' given and tl.e citizens rushed
to the place, but in less than half an hour the
whole building was in smouldering ruins.
Thomas Bridgens, only son of Mr. M. S. Law,
of Lock Haven, met an untimely death by
drowning in the Canal on Friday, the 14th.
He was a bright little boy, and a favorite with
ail who knew him. He had been missed but
a few moments, when his hat was seen floating
upon the water, and lie was immediately res
cued, but not before the vital spark had fled.
Somerset County. About two o'clock on
Tuesday alternoon, (the 11th) the vicinity of
Somerset borough was visited with a very vio
lent hurricane, accompanied with rain and
hail. Tho wind appeared to blow from all
points of the compass, though the greatest
damage was done by a gale from the south
west. More than one half tho properties in the
town received some damage houses and
barns being blown down, unroofed, and other
wise injured, trees uprooted and fences thrown
to th earth. For a few minutes there was a
perfect shower of roofs, shingles, shavings
and trap-doors. We hear that a great many
buildings in Somerset and Milford townships
Westmoreland County. Mr. William Mc
Call, Prothonotary of Westmoreland county,
died of apoplexy, in Greensburg, on Monday
morning at eight o'clock. Five minutes be
fore his death he was in apparent good health,
lie was a christian, and universally esteemed.
He leaves a widow and sevetal children.
Clarion County. Since the last session of
the county court, all the prisoners escaped
from the jail I n Clarion, among them a man by
the name of Dunn, who escaped some months
before and had been re-captured.
AXTI-LEC0MPT0W STATE CONVENTION.
The Chairman of the Union State Central
Committee has issued the following call for
an Anti-Lccompton State Convention to be
held at Harrisburg. The language of the call
is sufficiently broad to include" all those op
posed to the Kansas policy of tho Adminis
The Citizens of Philadelphia and of the sev
eral counties of tho Commonwealth opposed
to the "Lecompton Swindle," and the despotic
policy of the National Administration, in for
cing upon the people of Kansas a Constitution
in defiance of the known wishes, and in sub
version of the great right of self government ;
and in favor of a sound American policy in
opposition to the policy and intrigues of for
eign governments, are requested to send dele
gates,equal in number to their Representatives
and Senators, in the State Legislature, to meet
in Convention, at Harrisburg, in the Hall of
tho nouse of Representatives, on Thursday,
the 8th day of July, A. D.,.18o8, at 2 o'clock,
P. M., to nominate State Officers, and transact
such other business as the exigencies mav de
By order of the State Committee.
Lemuel Todd, Chairman.
Edwabd McPnEnsox, Scc'y. -
CLIPPINGS AND SCRIBBLING.
"Coming Mabie and Crosby's Circus.
lWon't mix lager beer and Irish T.biskey.
LlTKieked up a -muss,'' at tho lager beer
dance on Monday night.
rr?till falline plenty of rain, which inter
feres with farming and garden work. ;
OSold strawberries, at New York on Satur
day a-wcek, for 60 and 7i cents per dozjn.
ElBThere are twelve hundred applications for a
single lieutenancy in the army now vacant.
OOIulctcd John Allard, of Paduca. Ky.. in
52.000 damages for not marrying a Miss Smith.
fThe number of foreigners reaching the Uni
ted estates in the last fifteen years, is nearly four
t'The following contains the alphabet : John
P. .Brady, give me a black walnut bos of quite a
r-Tbo beast A physician at Danvillc,Va., has
a horse that loves tobacco, and not only chews,
but swallows it.
3Torty.-two thousand young sol liars have
been ordered to join the French aruy between
the 10th and 20th of Juno.
E3"It is stated that one gentleman of Boston
has on deposit in three of the banks of that city
the largo sum of $1,900,000.
fsT-ewis, a slave, has been sentenced to bo
hung at Richmond, Va., for setting fire to the house
of Louisa Barker, free colored.
UJaLewis Paulsen, the celebrated chess-player,
is now playing ten game?. blind-folded against tea
of the crack players of Chicago.
OArmed men arc being regularly drilled at
York town. Do Witt county, Texas, preparatory to
an irruption into Northern Mexico.
EjpAn Irishman being asked why he wore his
stockings wrong side out, replied : '-Och sure, an'
there's a hole on the ithcrsido ov 'em.:'
C"sLafner. the Cincinnati ruurdercr.whose sen
tence hasbeen commuted to imprisonment for life,
is greatly dissatisfied because he is not to bo hung.
fjlleld a spirited temperance uiectini;, last
week, in the court house, which was very ably ai
drcssed by Israel Test, Esrp J. S. Brisbin also de
livered a speech.
mMlnnesotahaving fullycomo into the Union,
by the vote of the liousc, the federal galaxy now
comprises thirty-two States seventeen free and
fifteen slave States.
ITSA Texas paper states that the wheat crop
there ia ready for the sickle. This will sound od.l
ly in tho ears of Northern farmers whoso wheat is
scarcely knee high.
E'fiWere stolen three thousand dollars worth
of mourning goods, the choicest articles being
carefully selected, from a store in Cincinuati. The
robbers will probably go mourning til their days.
n?"'Thc I.cwistowu dnzrflf says: "The latest
democratic invention is selling at half price the
remaining State works to re.fnce the tlatedtlit. and
mak'mg the sale of whiskey free to raise revenue!
CJOn a visit Levi F. Irwin. Eaq . editor of th c
Bmriri Guzrtte, to his friends in this county. We
hud the pleasure of forming his acquaintance, and
Cud him a very agreeable gentleman. 4 Long may
rtA fire occurred nt Chicagn.cn Tuesday morn
ing of last week, which consumed Fcvernl build
ing of small value, but a dreadful loss of life re
sultod. Nine persons are know n to bo burned and
three others are missing.
EjgTho State of Texas has turned her Peniten
tiary into a cotton factory, and employs nil the
convicts in spinning and weaving. 1 he establish
ment turns out from HUN)!) to 12.00(1 yards of cloth
per week, and pay a profit to the Mate.
fp"It is said that hoops may be so constructed
as to serve for tents, and in case cf a shower, all
that a lady will have to do will be to touch a
spring, and in a moment sho will tiud herself en
sconced (like a snail) in a li:ile bouse of her own.
rj?A fact, nnd the reason for it. A special
Providence seems to watch overthe lives of drunk
en men. 1 1 is rarely that a drunken man is drow n
ed. And why can't a drunken nit.u be drowned ?
The reason is, because his head is sure to swim.
l5rAt Seneca. X Y., Triscilla Hartranft recent
ly recovered SlOO damages from J. M Chamber
Iain, for breach of promise of marriage. Ihe
courtship commenced over thirty years ago. and
the defendant lias been twice married since then.
VsfThe Philadelphia Banks liavo resolved to
send back for redemption such notes of the coun
try banks as they may receive oa deposit, and ap
pointed a committee to consider and report tho
best ways and means ol carrying tho resolution
t jJThe late rain-storm extended over a large
portion of the country, and did considerable dam
age. The llempticld railroad track is in ninny
places covered for a length of thirty feet, and five
and six feet deep, by land slides occasioned by tho
I jjr"The Texas papers speak of the devastations
committed by grasshoppers. In many plaecs en
tire corn fields have been laid wafe, there not be
ing left a blade or stalk of any thing green. The
corn, which had grown five or six inches high, has
been utterly destroyed
T f,rA rood one There is a man in one of the
Western States who has moved so often that when
ever a covered wagon comes ucacbis hofise. his
chickens all march up ami fall on their backs, nnd
cross their legs, ready to bo tied and carried to
tho next stopping place.
CP"Thc examination of witnesses in the case of
Messrs. Bright and Fitch (now holding seats in tho
V. S. Senate) closed nt Indianapolis last week.
1 he testimony is alleged to have been suSicient to
show their pretended election to have been contra
ry to the Constitution, as well as to established u
sage in Indiana.
TVOTICK. All persons in ftny way indebted to
J. the-firm of 1'ovrlcr & ko. by Judgment,
Note, or Book account, will take notice that I, the
subscriber, have been appointed Keeeiver for said
firm by tho Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield
countv: and that I. with Bowler & Ake. will be at
the office of Samuel Sebrintr. Ida .. in NEW WASH
1NGTOX, Clearfield county ou F, i,lay the 4:i day
of June next, nt 9 o'clock, A. JIT:, for tho purpose
of Receiving, Settling Account. A-c, Vc., on said
day and no longer. All those interested will
please attend and save costs, as I cannot go up
there a second time. Those neglecting may cal
culate on coming to see me.
WM. PORTE It, Receiver in tho
Partnership estate of Dowler A Ake.
Clearfield, May 21st, lS5j.
Gil A II A M T O N A II E A I) ! !
JVota J.f the Time for Hirg-aitis
low is the Time for Hirer n'n.f
The undersigned has just received from the East
and opened at his store in irahamton. Clearfield
county, an extensive and well selected stock of
Xl'RIXG AX J) SUMMKli GoOJiS,
embracing every variety of Dry Uoods, Hardware,
Queensware, Groceries, etc.. etc.
These goods have been selected with an especial
view to supply the wants of this community, and
will be sold on the most reasonable terms. They
will POSITIVELY be sold ns cheap as the cheap
est in the country, for CASH.
Particular attention has been pxid to tho selec
tion of LADIES' DBESS GOODS,-among which
are Plain and Fancy Silks. Plain Bareges, Challes,
Barege Delaine, Kobes, Embroidered collars and
sleeves. Kid Gloves ; Shawls, a jreat variety ; Man
tillas; Trimmings; Silk and Linen Fringes; Bon
nets of tho latest styles ; Bonne; Ribbons and trim
mings. tVe. Also. Parasols, Hosiery. Gloves. Mils,
Bisop nnd India Mulls, Jackonets, Domestic and
Trench Ginghams, Lawns, Calicoes, Barrel and
Check Muslin. Diapers, Crash, Napkins, Ladies'
Gaiters, children's shoes.iVc., and there is no doubt
that all can bo well suited.
ALSO, French cloths and ea.eimeres, American
cloths and cassimcres. Marseilles vestings, Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Caps, and a general assortment of
mens' and boys' Summer wear.
He has also a stock of READY-MADE CLOTH
ING, which he will sell low.
The undorsigned is determined to sell his goods
at the lowest prioes for CASH. This is not mere
prctenco and vain boast he intl do it.
JAMES B. GRAHAM.
Grahamton. May 2G, 1S53.
PANISH Sole Leather, for sale at the store of
WM. IRVIN, Curwcnsville.
A NEW Two Horse Wajrgon, for sale at the co r
1. per. Carwensville, by WM. IRVIX.-
MACKERELand Herrins at theeorner store of
WM. 1KVIN. Curwcnsville.
I71L0UR. Bacon, Salt. Kve. Corn and Oatn. for
ale by WM. IKVIN, Cnrwensville.
TRAILS, Glass, Paints and Oils, at reduced prices
11 by WM. 1RVIX. Curwensville.
BAR IRON, assorted, for sale at the 'corner by
nTay2ti. WM. IKVIN. Curwensrille.
SMOOTHING. Jack. Sah. Fore. Bond and Match
Planes for sale by WM. IKVIN. Curw llo.
GRIND Stones and fixtures, and chain pumps,
for sale by WM. IKVIN. Cnrwensville.
rfIIlRTY-liour. Eighty day, weight, spring nnd
JL alarm clocks, verv cheap at the store of
map2! . J VI N. Curwcnsville.
COFFEE. Sugar nnd Molasses, by tho Bags and?
Barrel, for sale at tho cheapest store of
may2'i. WM. IKVIN, Cnrwccsville.
4 LL of .Jaynes' Family Medicines, Hair Dye,..
-iS- Ac, to bo had at the corner.
May !. WM. IKVIN, CnrwenKville
COTTON and Woolen carpets, floor oil-cloth and
. tabic covers, at the store of
may25. WM. IKVIN. Curwensville.
LATEST style Bonrets. trimmed and nntrimmed
and bonnet trimmings, artificial flowers. Ac.
at the store of WM. iltVIN. Curwensville.
ITNGLISH an! country Blister, Shear, Fpring
li and Cast Steel, at the '-corner."
may2 j. WM. IRVIN. Curwensville.
WELL- selected stock of Stfmmer Clothing,
just received and for sale by
may2S. WM. IRVIN. Curwensville.
j' ADIES' DRESS GOODS. Gighams. Challics
4' Lawns, Lawn lobes. Brilliants. Shawl and
Mantillas, latest styles, at the store of
May 24. WM. IRVIN. Cnrwensville.
CAST STEEL MILL AND CROSS CUT SAWS,
of tho best qualities, made bv Disston. for
sale by WM. IKVIN.
Curwcnsville, May 23. IS53.
QCHOOL BOOKS. Sarganfa. Cobbs", and San
3 ders' Spellers ; Bullion" and Green's G ram
mars ; I.'avies' Arithmetic, Ac, for sale nt the cor
ner store of WM. IKVIN.
Curwensville. May 28. I.IS.
DISSOLUTION: The partner-hip existing
between the undersigned iu the practice of
the law has this day been dissolved bv mutual
consent. WM. A. WALLACE,
May l.ISOS-P.m. R. J. WALLACE.
RJ. WALLACE, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Clearfield. Pa. Office for the present in
the eastern end cf County Buildings.
Clearfield, May 2. 1S..S -if.
EW STOItE ROOM & NEW GOODS!!
SPRING AND SIMMER STOCK:!!
The undersigned has recently fitted up a room
one door west of his old stand on Market Street,
Clearfield borough, where he has opened a new
assortment of seasonable and fashionable good.
His sto-.-k consists of a general variety of the best
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES. If ARDWARE,
QUEENS WARE, HATS A CAPS, BOOTStSiioES.
and all other articles usually kept id a country
store. Among which can be fouud the following :
CLOTHS. CASSIMERES, SATT1NETS,
TWEEDS. JEANS. FLANNELS.
GINGHAMS, MEKIXOE3, CASHMERES,
LUSTRES. CALICOES. MUSLINS. '
and all urtic'es generaly used by housekeepers.
My former customers, and the public at large,
are invited to call and examine the goods and
judge for themselves of the quality and prices, a
it is my desire to self at rates to suit the times.
Remember that the newly fitted np store room
on Market Street, (opposite the Clearfield House
and one door west of hi farmer location.) is the
place to buy goods low for CASH, as many of tho.
articles have been purchased at reduced prices.
This is the place to receive a fair equivalent for
your money, these hard times.
Country produce taken in exchange for Rood.
May 2.5. WM. F. IRWIN.
A II 1 K A N I) CROSBY'S
FRENCH AND AMERICAN CIRCUS!
THE EQUESTRIAN CAMPAIGN
of 1?jS having commenced, tho
Managers of this gifted combina
tion of FRENCH and AMERICAN
STARS wish to impress these facts
upon tho public mind, viz: that
this is the only French and Amer
ican Company in the Union.
THE STAR SHOW OF '53 "
Confident that they have succeed
ed in this respect, and ns confident
that the public wilt admit it. the
Managers respectfully invite all to
READ, BEHOLD Jt COMPARE.
THE COLLOSSAL VrsTP rn
will -nter town on the morning of
exhibition.and parade through the
principal thoroughfares. drawn bv
splendid steeds.and containing tho
NEW YORK BUGLE BAND? led
by the W izard Bugler, RICHARD
WILL EXIirEIT AT
CLEARFIED, OX TUESDAY
" f!' t.
aion, :::::::: 25 cents.
, i-. . :i-Vek , anu t o clock-
r . v u 11 an lour later-
;' Alwo oistinet performances after
noon and evening.
Among the many splendid at
tractions of the FRENCH and A
MERICAN corpse of
RIDERS. VAULTUEKS. TUMB
LERS, acror t. v r. irr a '
COM.MLl)IANS, DANCERS, VO--CAHSTS,
Ac, Ac, Ac, are the
MAD LLE VIKGIXIE, tho
Queen of French Equestriennes.
MAJfLLh ID A. the Fairy
like French Rider and Dansense
, Mli.CJIAS.E. SHERWOOD,
The greatest general performer in
the n oria.
MOXSEUR MORGAX, the
French Hercules, Magician and
iJ?Si. EXZOR tV TAX-
jCRv JSH. the FreneK
"Zi MA S TER nFTAKTfg xttfit.
WOOD, th CSrtt D
Oti3l rf iAif ln ,he World.
n? WLL1A M CROSB r, the F r
. - riM.rt , rr . r -
.-u.u -ciuicncan i wo-iiorse
MASTER JOIIX ORTOX,
.the Juvenile Prodigy of the ring.
TONY PASTOR, the Ameri
can Clown and K.ikssi Sinopr
This Comnnny wilt also rcrfnrm at
p THILIPSBUKG, Monday, June 7.