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8. B. BOW, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
CLEARFIELD, PA., MAY 4, 1859.
Thk Sickles Case. The ..farce of trying
Daniel . Sickles for the murder of Phillip
Barton Key, has been played out at Washing
ton, and, a verdict of acquittal rendered.
This, though anticipated, is a strange verdict
That Sickles was 8 murderer in law, none can
truthfully deny ; and we cannot see how a ju
ry, with Incontestible evidence of Intentional
killing before them, could make a return of
"not guilty," without doing violence to their
consciences. We do not say that Sickles de
served to be hang. Far from it. lie was a
ranch injured man he had been deeply wrong
ed by Key; but that wrong should have been
considered a palliation of, not an excuse for
the homicide which followed. It would hare
jastified the jury in returning a verdict of
manslaughter, or of murder in the second de
gree, with a recommendation to mercy ; it did
not and cannot justify a verdict of acquittal.
We know that such provocation as Sickles en
dured, has in a number of cases been held in
American courts as a sufficient excuse for kill
ing a man. This is a dangerous practice it
degrades both divine and human law, sanctions
the substitution of violence and vengeance for
the regular and orderly redress of grievances
through the proper channels, and carries this
country a long stride backward toward the age
when Might was Right and it is high time
that it be stopped ; that the supremacy of the
law be maintained, and its violation satisfied
in a just and equitable manner.
Utah. Recent advices from Utah show that
the much lauded pacification in that territory
is of a rather precarious character. In the
absence of Chief-Justice Eckels, his mantle
appears to have fallen upon Justices Cradle
Laugh and Sinclair, who arc engaged in a vio
lent struggle with Gov. Cumming for the con
trol Of affairs. Gov. Cumming still adheres
to his policy of avoiding any violent collision
with the religious fanaticism of the Mormons,
by overlooking the past and confining his at
tention to the present and future. The two
Judges, on the other hand, seem determined
to rip up certain old transactions, and to com
pel the Mormons either to allow a number of
their leaders to be hung, or, what apparently
would suit certain persons better, to bring on
by this means a collision between them and
the troop's. In pursuance with this policy,
Judge Cradlebangh, upon going to Provo to
hold court, caused himself to be attended by a
company of soldiers, by whom the courthouse
was ocenpied. Against this procedure the au
thorities of Provo remonstrated, and when j
Gov. Cumming requested Gen. Johnston to
withdraw the troops from Provo, instead of do
ing so, he sent a force of a thousand men to
sustain them. This has had the effect of pro
ducing greal'alarru throughout the Teiritory.
Vondersmith Foeglrt Case. Ex-Judge
Voudersmith, of Lancaster, was convicted in
the U. S. District Court in Philadelphia, on
last Thursday, 28th April, on two indictments
tor forging fraudulent pension claims. Four
other indictments were barred by the statute
of limitations. The defendant was, for many
years, one of the Associate Judges of Lancas
ter county reputed to be a man of wealth
and high standing in the community. He had,
however, for some ten or fifteen years prior to
1E54, when hi3 crimes were first discovered,
been engaged in forging pension papers, on
which large sums of money were drawn from 1
Washington City. He ran off in 1851, and was
absent for some years, until, as was supposed,
the statute of limitations was a defence, about
which, it seems, he made a little mistake.
Nearly all the Prothonotaries of Lancaster
county, have explained how they came to at
tach the seal of the court to scores of fraudu
lent papers his position as Judge made them
careless. They certified without knowing any
thing of the handwriting cf the Justices be
fore whom the declarations purported to have
Is A Bad Hcmor. The Buchanan, or "Soap
Democrats," as they are called because a Yan
kee soap vender was invited to make a speech
at the time of the office-holders' Convention at
Harrisburg, in which he dilated upon the pe
culiar merits of his soap, and hinted that it
might be beneficially used by the members of
that body, seem to be in a bad humor with the
Anti-Lecomptonites, whose Convention they
call a "wheelbarrow" affair, and pitch rougn
shod into all who act or sympathize with them.
doubtless with the calculation of intimidating
the rank and file and preventing an entire dis
ruption of the party. The wriggling and
twisting and doleful contortions of counte
nance of the "Soaps," are amusing to witness,
and if we were permitted to draw a conclusion
from the woe-begone and despairing looks of
their leaders, we should say they are fully re
alizing the teachings of the popular ballad :
"Jordan am a hard road to trabbel."
Thomas E. Stevens, Postmaster at Bowery
landing, Muscatine County, Iowa, was ar
rested on Saturday, -charged with detaining
letters and refusing to give them np when
called for. He took certain letters, which he
supposed contained money, from the office,
and then caused aConstable to levy upon them,
claiming that the party to whom tby.wer
aMreesed cred him m,?n''".
. THE STATE OF ETJ20PE. ..
The domination ot the Austrian Govern
ment over the countries between the Ticino,
the Po and the Adriatic, tbongh recognized
as legal by the governments of Europe, and
having been successfully maintained ; for half
a century, has always been regarded by the
people as unjust and most repugnant. The
treaties of Vienna gave Austria dominion o
ver so much of Italy as to enable her to sus
tain every bad Italian Government, and pre
clude any popular reforms in the independent
States"; and by the continued increase of pre
ponderating power the Duchies of Parma, Mo
dena, and Tuscany have been so subjected to
her that their governments are held on suffer
ance, conditional upon military service to her.
Count Cavour, the Sardinian minister, in a re
cent address to the British Government de
clares this domination and extension to bo a
serious injury to Piedmont. He is supported
by Louis Napoleon, and he demands that the
"European Powers shall secure to Lorn bar J y
and Venetia a national and separate govern
ment, destroy the domination of Austria in
the central States of Italy, and compel her to
evacuate the Eomagna; invite the Dukes of
Parma and Modena to give to their people in
stitutions like those of Sardinia, and the Duke
of Tuscany to re-establish the constitution of
'48; and obtain from the Pope "the adminis
trative separation of the provinces beyond the
Appenines," as was promised in 1856. Aus
tria resists these demands. Her taxation, rei
cruiting, and violent police systems, adminis
tered by Austrians who are all cordially bated
in Italy, and above all the petty tyranny and
cruelty of the officials, have become more and
more aggravated year after year, 'and the Ital
ian people are ripofor a fearful struggle a
gainst any odds. Sardinia, though anxious
that her grievances should be settled by the
intervention of the European Powers, and ttill
more desirous to secure the formal recognition
of the justice of her demands by the British
Government, (if she fails in obtaining the in
tervention,) with the assistance of France,
would accomplish more than the enforcement
of her demands. ' She is marshaling her troops
France is sending thither her auxiliary for
ces, and Austria is arraying and concentrating
her armies. We have no laith in the Peace
Congress that is to be held, and believe the
causes and preparations mentioned will result
in a war by France and Sardinia against Aus
tria. We see not how England and Prussia
can stand aloof throughout the contest.
France is evidently supported by Russia. The
smaller German Powers are hostile to Russia,
and are very likely to side with Austria. The
popular feeling has recently been manifested
in that vein in several quarters. Should
France attempt to do more than aid the Sar
dinians in driving the Austrian troops beyond
the Alps, the German Province would cer
tainly give her a hard fight. Beside, England
is not likely to sustain France in defence of a
policy which would seriously impair her su
premacy in her own provinces. Hence, a gen
eaal European war is anticipated the most
important and the most destructive, tho' prob
ably the shortest, and in its final results the
most beneficial to the cause of human freedom
that everthe world has witnessed.
Excessive Eatixg. In a letter to Lord
Murray, Sidney Smith says; -You are, I
hear, attending more to diet than heretofore.
If you wish anything like happiness in the
fifth act of life, you should pay more attention
to the amount you eat and drink. Did I ever
tell you my calculation about eating and
drinking ? Having ascertained the weight of
what I live upon, I found that between ten
nd seventy years of age, I had eaten and
drunk forty-four one horse wagon loads of
meat and drink more than would hare preser
ved me in life and health. The value of this
mass of nourishment is considered to be worth
X7000sterling. It occurred to me that I must
starved to death more than ono hundred.
This is a frightful calculation, but irresistably
true and I think, dear Murray, that your
wagons need additional horses."
It is found as the result ol careful inquiry
by the local authorities that one hundred and
eighty-nine out of eight hundred and seventy-
one families in Montcalm couuty, Michigan,
are in a state of destitution. The report of
tho Board of Supervisors says that "that they
areiu such straightened and necessitous cir
cumstances as to require aid beyond their own
means to enable them to procure suitable food,
and seed for 6pring." The Board proposes to
borrow, and pledge the faith of the county for
re-payment, $4,000 for immediate use in re
lieving the wants of the distressed.
The trouble at Valparaiso, with Mr. Trevett,
the American Consul, was caused by his har
boring six of the insurgents in his house.
The troops sent to arrest them behaved brutal
ly, but it scarcely seems within the line of du
ty of Mr. Trevett, or of his consular privile
ges, to open his house as a refuge to persons
at war with the government to which he is ac
credited. The withdrawal of his exequador
after such an act is not surprising.
A few days since, two boys were arrested at
Monticello, Mo., on a charge of stealing a 20
gold piece. The boy who actually stole the
money was put on trial first, and the other
chap was used as a witness, and his innocence
was established. The other boy was then plac
ed on trial, when the one just acquitted came
forward and swore that he stole the money
Tho harmonious" Democracy of Louisiana
are in the midst of a busy intestine war. The
Soule faction is arrayed against the Slidell
faction ; and at present there is a good pios-
pect for a regular Kilkenny cat. affair, or at
least a fuil-blooded "Keystone" broil.
The steamship North Britain arrived on the
2d April. The latest aspect of Continental af
fairs was reassuring, and the Paris Moniteur
had published another pacific article. Sardi
nia had accepted the disarmament principle;
The Cincinnati Gazelle, of 23d April, fur
nishes the following : Yesterday forenoon a
woman apparently about thirty years of age,
accompanied by a little boy six years old, a
girl of four, and a niece of fifteen, were found
walking upon the levee, through the drench
ing rain, their thin and time-worn garments
scarcely covering their nakecness. Mr. John
Baker, the wharf-master, kindly invited them
into the wharf-boat, built up a rousing Ere, and
made them as comfortable as circumstances
would permit. He then learned from the wo
man that she was from Bracken couuty, Ky.,
and was on her way to Pittsburg, where her
parents reside, with her two children and or
phan niece. Her husband went to California
some years ago, and died there. The woman
had struggled on in poverty, until she was at
length compelled to return to her former
home in rags. Without shoes to cover their
feet, the four walked the entire way to Lex
ington, a distance of ninety miles. How wea
ry and foot-sore, and faint and hungered they
became, it is useless to describe. At Lexing
ton they were kindly forwarded by railroad to
Louisville, and from that point reached Cin
cinnati by boat, through the geuerosity cf the
commander.. When found upon the wharf by
Baker, they were in search ol a Pittsburg
boat, In hopes to get a passage to that city.
The facts became know to Capt. Fisher,who
proceeded to his residence, and his lady fur
nished a liberal supply of under garments and
warm wrappers for the woman and girls, and
they were soon comfortably clad iu decent
garments. The case was reported to tho Sons
of Malta, who promptly responded with their
accustomed liberality. Two or three of the
members visited tho woman, aud after hearing
her story, took the whole party to a store, and
furnished each with a pair of shoes, and gave
tho mother eight dollars in money, aftr pro
curing a passage lor the four upon a boat to
Late advices represent the rise of the waters
of the lower Mississippi as of an alarming
character. The numerous crevasses have re
sulted in the overflow of large tracts of the
lower country, aud the destruction of stock,
crops and improvements to an almost incalcu
lable cmount. From Memphis down, the riv
er is described as spreading on either hand
like a sea, and the marks of desolation are
everywhere visible. Scores of plantations and
villages are cither overflowed or rendered al
most uninhabitable by the mould with which
the surrounding moisture has covered every
dwelling. The houses which are built on
pillars, thus suffering the water to run freely
beneath, are still occupied. Flat-boats are
usually moored to such habitations, which
serve the double purpose of stables for the
cattle and quarters for the negroes who watch
them. At Vicksburg the water is sixteen
inches higher than during the flood of last
year, so that the steamers tie up "check by
jowl" with the houses, some of the awnings
of wbish they have knocked down. It will
be remembered that Vicksburg stands upon a
very high bank.
Some months since the St. Louis papers
mentioned the disappearance of Miss Euphro
nia Winslow, from the residence of her uncle,
a respectable merchant of that city. She was
about seventeen years of age, very handsomo,
and intelligent looking, though her intellect
was patially deranged, in consequence of an
accidental fall which hurt her head. On Sat
urday morning last, after an absence of seven
months,tho young lady returned to her uncle's
residence. Repeated trials failed to obtain
from her a single word in reply as to where
she had been, or any of the circumstances of
her disappearance. Her malady had evident
ly grown a great deal worse. The young lady's
dress shows that she has not been unprovided
for, but whether or not she has fallen into im
proper hands cannot, of course, be told.
Recently, says The Richmond Enquirer, a
very respectable and honorable young man in
Norfolk, doing a good business in the restau
rant line, went to his home unexpectedly, and
found his "better halF' with a lover as Mrs.
Sickles says, "doing everything that a wicked
woman would do." The outraged husband,
so far from imbruing his hands in the blood of
the guilty creatures, quietly left the scene,
took the next train for Richmond, and made
off for the Far West without any further no
tice. He is now trying to forget the fact that
some women are as frail as the glasses they
admire themselves in.
Cholera has been raging in the northern part
of Japan to a frightful extent. At Yeddo a
lone, the deaths are reported at 150,000 in one
month. Alissima and Odowara hare also suf
fered greatly. The outbreak of this dreadful
scourge, so soon after the time the foreign em
bassies were settled at Yeddo.has led the peo
ple to attribute to them its introduction into
their country, aud superstition points to tho
coincidence as a punishment for opening Ja
pan to foreigners. By the latest accounts the
disease was less virulent.
The lady who used such exertions to marry
young Van Ness, during his incarceration in
the Mohawk street jail, New York, notwith
standing the fact that her betrothed had just
received a sentence of five years and upward
in the State Prison, followed bira to Auburn,
and, after repeated solicitations, was permit
ted to see and embrace her affianced " lovy er."
She declares she will wait until the five years
are out, and marry her darling in spite ot
sheriffs and keepers.
In the Superior Court at Columbus. Luclan
A. Bowers brought suit against Ira D. Pruston
and his wife, to recover $15,000, as damages
for alienating the affection of the nlaintiff's
wife, who was a sister to Mrs. Preston. The
jury found the defendants guilty of alienating
tne wife's affections, and gave Bowers a judg
ment for $1000. So it is settled by the Ceurta,
that in Ohio, the value of a wife's affections
is f 1000.
P EU2J5YL V ANT A ITEKS. ,
PEETARED FOR THK "KAFTSMAN'S JOUEXAL."
Dauphin County. On the 23d April, at
Middletown, four rafts were torn from their
moorings by the storm, and swept down the
river.- Many more would have taken a trip
down, had it not been for the hard and untir
ing labor of their owners to keep them at
home. Messrs. McCrery's lost one raft, the
Schuylkill Navigation Co., one, and Mr. Ir
win two. . i . The work of killing dogs is still
going on in Harrisburg. Doubtless there are
quite a number of mad ones in that section
of the State, and the TelegripA relates an in
cident of a wagoner, from Perry county, be
ing followed across the mountain by a large
dog, which attacked one of bis horse?, but a
blow -from the butt of the man's whip pros
trated the vicious brute, which however, com
ing to, followed him as far as Henderson's
mills, where after biting two or three dogs, it
was killed. All the dogs bitten have since
died.. . . A cowhiding affair came oil in the
.town of Dauphin on the 20th April, in which
a woman, named Emma Geistwite, alias Brad
degan, belabored Mr. Joseph Corbett in a
most unmerciful manner. It seems Corbett
was a witness in a fornication case against one
Alex. Dasher, and testified that he had seen
Dasher and Emma together under exceedingly
suspicious circumstances. Emma, therefore,
at the instigation ot Dasher, it is alleged,
concluded to, and did cowhide Corbett, who
submitted to it like a martyr. He had her
arrested and bound over. It is said that Dash
er had induced Emma, who is a large, robust
woman, to go to Dauphin for the purpose of
chastizing all the witnesses living there who
had testified against her.
Delaware Cocxty. The grain and fruit
prospects are good in this region. . . . The
counting-house of the Messrs. Hinkson in
Chester was entered on the night of the 20tli
April and the safe blown pen with powder.
For all their trouble the thieves obtained a
bout two dollars. . . . The mill of Eartrom &
Sharpless, iu the same town, was entered the
snmc night, and carried the sale down stairs.
The noise awakened one of the member of
the firm, who fired a pistol at them,when they
made their escape. ... A person calling him
self Bright bus been soliciting alms from the
Society of Friends in Chester.. Bucks and
Delaware counties. He represented himself
as a Quaker, but it scorns he is a "bogus"
Northampton Coi.ntt. Great excitement
prevailed at Easton on the 20th April, caused
by the announcment that the body of Mr.
Samuel Yeager, the missing merchant of that
place, had been found in the Ohio river at
East Liverpool, forty-five miles below Pitts
burgh. The body was fouud on the 16th Atril,
and it is supposed to have been in the water
some two weeks or more. The verdict of the
coroner's jury was accidental drowning.
Nearly ?400 in money was found upon the
body. His memorandum book, keys, and
some papers, were also lounrt. i he remains
have been sent for, and will be brought on to
Laston for re-interment.
Lkiiigh Cocxty. On the 24tl; April, the
wife of Samuel Clocli, Allentown, died from
the effects of imfl.immat ion of the throat, pro
duced by a small bone lodging in her throat
whilst eating soup on tho Tuesday previous.
. . . On the 23d, Isaac Miller was found dead
in the stable of Jacob Deily at Catasaqua.
The Coroner rendered a verdict of death by
intemperance. ... On tho night of the 17th,
550 or $00 were stolen from the drawer of Mr.
George Esh's hotel in Lchighton. . . .On the
same night, two or three valuable watches,
three silk dress paterns and a small sum of
money were stolen from, tho btore of Mr.
Uebciling, in Weisport.
Clinton Coint On the 22d April, two
men, charged with passing counterfeit money,
were committed to the Lock Haven jail. Their
names are not given. . . As Mr. W. Saltsmau,
of Farrandsville, attempted to cross over
Bald Eagle Creek, in the township of that
name, with a horse and buggy, the vehicle was
overturned by the current, and ho with diffi
culty saved his life by diving from under the
buggy and swimming to a little island near
the bridge. Before assistance could be ren
dered the horse was drowned. Two or three
other persons made narrow escapes in crossing
at tho same place.
Mifilix Coi-sty. A valuable horse, the
property of Dr. Wood rail, of Lewistown, was
drowned, on the 2ftth, having been driven in
to the creek in a buesrv. where the water was
so deep that ho lost his foot hold and could
not be rescued. ... A large grey loon ,wus
captured a few days since by the family of
Mr. Jacob Ort, near Lewistowu. ... A gang
of gypsies were cracainped near tho latter
place ono day last week. . . . Gen. John Pot
ter, formerly of Lewistown, has been elected
Mayor of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Hicks Cointy. A Mr. Henry Frick, of
Quakertown, recently had, as he supposed,
$1,575 in money stolen from him. On mis
sing the money from its accustomed place, he
at once concluded that some thief had entered
the house in tho night time and removed the
deposits, and very energetic was his search
for the thief and plurder. A few days ago he
found both, and also learned that a woman can
keep a secret. His wife had taken the money
and placed it in another drawer, and kept it
and the secret for some ten days.
Indiana County. A portion of the goods
which were stole from tho store of John
Prothero & Son, of Montgomery township,
some weeks ago, were found one day last week
consealed in a hollow log, some two miles
distant from the store. . . .Maj. S. S. Jamison,
returned home to Indiana, a few davs since,
from Leavenworth City, Kansas Territory,
where he had been delivering a number of
mules which had been purchased for the Gov
Beaver County. A couple weeks ago, a
Mrs. Brunton, residing in Green township,
had been at a neighbor's, and when on her
way home, with her mother, she discovered
her clothes to be on fire, and before it could
be extinguished her garments were almost to
tally destroyed, and her body burned so shock,
ingly, that she died in about 28 hours after.
Armstrong County. Mrs. RachaelCrytzer,
suddenly dropped dead while crossing a field
about a mile from her residence in Kittanning
township, on the 26th April, from disease of
the heart. Mrs. Crjrtzer was the widow of
he lato Michael T. Crytzcr. whose death by
drowning was announced in the papers but a
few weeks since.
Blair Cousti. On tho 22J April, Mr.
Evan Mowry was killed by tho falling of &
collier's cabin near Claysburg. Two other
men were seriously injured by the heavy mass
of earth, with which it was covered. . . . The
frnit crop it is thought, has been very iittle
injured by the recent cold weather.
York Cocsty. During tho year endinjr
April 1st, 13,220,000 feet of lumber, board
measure, were sold and shipped by the dealers
of Wrightsville. ... A cow belonging to Wm.
Wilson, of Wrightsville,. was run over by the
passenger train from York, on the 21st, and
so much injured that she had to be killed.
Venango County On the 2oth April, a
little girl of George P. Espy, of Cornnlanter
township, who had followed her father to the
oarn, was kicked by a colt that was nlavim.
around, on the back part of her head, fractur
ing her skull so that it is feared she cannot
. METHODIST CONTEHEITCE B30KE2T UP.
In some of our religious exchanges, and in
deed in ono or two secular papers, we have
seen reports that a body of preachers, recent
ly holding a conference at Timber Creek,
Fannin county, Texas, at which Bishop Janes
presided, had beeu dispersed by a mob, but
we hoped that the report was either untrue or
greatly exaggerated. Further information on
ihesuiject, uowerer, leaves no doubt that at
lejst nothing more than the trnth has been
told representing the matter. The Confer
ence was composed, as is uniformly the case,
of the regularly ordained itinerant ministers
laboring within a given region, their only ob
ject being to preach the Gospel. But these
ministers belonged not to the M. E. Church,
South, but to the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and the slave-holders of Fannin county resol
ved that their presence should not be tolera
ted. They therefore appointed a vigilance
committee of fifty to await upon them and
warn them not to prosecute further the busi
ness of their Conference, and to order their
departure from the county on pain of having
lynch law applied to them. The following
appears to be a fair statemcut of the way iu
which these gentlemen performed their mission:
On tho Sabbath, the great day of the Confer
ence, Bishop Janes was in the pulpit, and the
introductory services were in progress, when,
from the windows of the church, far away on
the level plain, might be seen some horsemen
approaching. The house wasabout two-thirds
full, when they knelt in prayer ; on aris;ng,the
horsemen had arrived, tied their horses, and
crowded into every open dace in the house.
As the Bishop arose 1o announce bin text, the
leader of the mob, a'oout three feet Irom the
Bi3hop before him, exclaimed, ''I have sonic
business, sir, rather Unpleasant to me, and
more so to you ; we have resolved in nHblic
meetiug that you sfla.ll not preacli or hold
meetings, in these regions." The Bishop re
plied that it was not his place to decline to
preach ; it was for the society living there
and owning the house to decide whether it
it could be occupied that morning according
to appointment, and unless the trustees or
proper authorities forbade him, he must
preach. The leader of the mob replied threa
tening, declaring that in all that region Meth
odist societies should no longer be tolerated.
The firmness of Bishop Jar.es enabled him to
fi&isil his sermon. The Conference, we un
derstand, resolved to disperse rather th3n
provoke such a breach of the peace-
The Hon. Jeremiah Clemens, of Memphis,
in a speech at Nashville, Tenti., en the 29th
March, said that it required extraordinary cre
dulity to believe that the Administration in
tended to use tho SS0,O00,O0i) it asked for of
the lust Congress in the purchase of Cuba.
"In my honest opinion," continued Mr. Clem
ens, "the intention was to use it as a corrup
tion lnnd to secure the nomination and eloc
tiou of John Siideil r.s "resident of these U
nited States. TiLerj is nothing in the past
history of James Buchanan or John Slide!! to
place them above suspicion. Give them $30,
000,000 to be used in buying Spanish oiacials,
and unless some such miracle occurs as that
of the leopard changing his spots, a part of
the sum will be employed in buying the
Charleston Convention, and the remainder in
purchasing the vote necessary to insure the e
lectionof its nominee."
Col. King of Gonzales county, in Tex.is.who
is an equal enemy of hard money and gram
mar, having a proper contempt for both, and
who lives, as he says, "down to the foot of
navigation," near Gonzales, a little creek
which runs dry in Summer, recently delivered
himself of tiie following emphatic remark :
"Ef I owe a man an onjust debt, and I make
him a lawless tender of a blank bill and he in
fuses to incept it, but persoos out a writ for to
level on my property, cf I don't make a sac
rament of him 1 11 be d-d."
A Hive or B's. The National Administra
tion is quite partial to 15'. There's the great
"J.B." a regular old king. Then there are
the lesser B's Biack, Bigler, Bowman, and
"sich like." And now another B has made
ifsappearar.ee a genuine bnrnblu B, biggest
when just hatched Browne, the new editor of
the official organ. They ere all B-e3uties.
I suppose that one of the severest trials of a
sordid man is that which is caused by the dis
gust he feels in the society of his own soul.
I once heard a preacher remark, that were it
not for the interposition of sleep, by which all
men are separated once in twenty-four hours
from the consciousness of their own meanness,
they would all die of elf-contenint.
Some one blamed Dr. Marsh for changing
his mind. "Well," said he, "that is the dif
ference between a man and a jackass : the
jackass can't change his mind, and the man
can it's a human privilege.
CSThere is no medicine now offered to the
public that meets with so great success in re
lieving pain and soreness, as DuVall's Galva
nic Oil. It relieves all pain in from ten to
WHAT THE PHESS SAY.
"Costar's" Exterminators are invaluable re
medies tor clearing houses of all sorts of ver
min. With all confidence we recommend
them X. Y. Daily Slate Register.
"Oostfir's" rpmndit for :lll rlruv.oef tr nocta
such as Rats, Roaches, Bed-Bugs, Ants, Fleasj
ecc, are invaiuaole ; we can speak Irom actual
knowledge of their merits.. Druggists and
Dealers shonld send their orders early if they
would secure a trade in them. X. Y. Journal.
"I shall write something about your Exter
minators, as I can do so with propriety.
They are selling rapidly here and destroviug
all vermin. .Eif. "Banner," Fayette, Mo. '
"DEATH TO ALL VERM IN."
As Spring approaches, Ants and Roaches,
From their holes come out,
Aud Mice and Rats, in spite of Cats,
Gaily skip about.
Bed-Bugs bite you, in the night,
As on the bed you slumber,
While Insects crawl thro' chamberand hall,
In squads'without number.
It is truly wonderful with what certainty,
Rats.Roaches. Mice. Molos.f J rnnnrl M Tin.!
bugs, Ants, Moths, Mosquitoes. Fleas, lnsecis
on Animals, in short every species of Vermin,
are utterly destroyed and exterminated bv
velars- uat, Koach, &c. Exterminator,
"Costar's" Bed-bug Exterminator,
"Costar's" Elertrin Vnv.A..r r,.-
Supplied direct, by mail, to any address in
the L nited States, as follows : On receipt of
$1.00, a box of the Rat, Roach, &c. Ext. On
recipt of $2.00, a box each of the Rat, Roach,
&c. Ext., and Electric Powder, (sent postage
paid,) sufficient to destroy the vcrmiu on any
premises. Sold by Druggists and Dealers e -ery
where. "Costars" Principal Depot, 420
Broadway, N. Y. P. S.-Circulars, terms,
etc., sent by mail on application.
3-Wholesalo Agents fcr Pennsylvania:
Costar's Branch Depot. Northeast corner Fifth
and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, andWhole
sale Dealers generally. March 23, '50-6t.
C ALT coarse and fine can be had bylheTack",
aI. 8,!Jntity ' "cheap cash Btore" of
Apr,, lfe59. Vm. F TRWrV
C i?-Cp.A LOOKING GLASSES, of various
Just "iv4 an4 for sals by
Arm 27. is.s. vm. t : inwiN.
"V57"ANTED One or two young men, to hira
I! bv the month. Good ra-a will bo paid
for good" hands Apply to WM. IRV1N.
May 4. I85a. Curwenjville.
NOTICE. Books will be opened for sobsorio
tions of Stock to the "Anderson s Creek Pub
lic Koad and Navigation Company," on Monday
the 16th day of May. at Clearfield. Curwensville.
and Luthcrsburg. aud continue open two week.
JOHN PATTON. BKN. HARTSHOUX,
JAMES SPENCER, SAMUEL ARNOLD.
PAVID KIRK, DAVIP PUESLER,
WILSON MOOKE, WM. P. JOHNSTON,
Curwonsville. May 4. 1859 . Comm'rg.
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC DISPATCn
FROM PUXPALK. IRELAND
As this eeems to be a fast age in more than ooe
instance, and as we are in the midst of bogus Dem
ocratic Convections and the excitement caused by
the Sickle's trial at Washington, it is not surpris
ing that the folks of Clearleld would get some
what excited to keep up with the time; and a
the subscriber likea to keep up to the fasnior.s in
more rehuects than one, he would announce to tho
people of town and country thet he hu etmataDt
ly on hand a largu asjofTment of Roots and Shoo
of every description. 1'rench and country Calf,
Kip aud Stogy Loots ; Ladies' Morocco Lace Boots,
dreed and undressed, with or without French
heel; also, any amount of French and country
ca!f I.aceJJooU: Genu French cuif and cloth Gai
ter, on hand or mode to order; walking Shoes of
every defcriptiou from the Sickles' Lacer to the
coarsest broar. ; elo, findings on hand; all the
above will be disposed of at extremely low price
for Cash or II idea. Custom work made to order
on short notice; and as the times are mending I
will pay particular attention to mending Root,
f-bot's and Waiters. I ara always to be found a.
the Short Shoe Sfiop on Second street, nearly op
posite Reed A Weaver's btore. Rlersa call and
see Shorty. FRANK SHORT.
Ciearfield. May 4ih, 1 3;9.
N O T I C E. LATER FROM ?H0RTY. All
persons knowing themselves indebted to me by
Note or liook aceennt. I wish them to call on m,
on or before the First day of June ncrt. aud cash
use off. or make some arrangement with me. for I
must have my books settled up. Ail parties inter
ested will save costs by attending to the a'oovo
wiihin the above time. And all persons baring
claims against ran will bring forward their ac
counts, as I am able and willing to pav th?ra.
May i. ISj'Mt. V SHORT
REGISTER'S NOTICi: Notice here
by given, that the following accounts han
been examined and passed by me, and remnin filed
of record in this oEice for tho inspection of heirs,
legatees, creditors, and ail othrs in any other wav
interested, and will be presented to the nest Or
phans' Court of Clearfield County, to be held at
the Court House, in the Borough of 01earfir-l..
commencing on the third Monday of MA V, 1559.
for confirmation and allowance:
The Administration account of John Wilson. Ad
ministrator of tho Estate of Jane Kline, I.(e of
Lradford township. Clearllthl county, dec'u.
The account of it. .f. Smiiey, Aduiinistr.ttor of
the Estate of Ralph E. Smiley, lato of Brady
township, Clearfield county, deceased
The account of Jacob Fieai. Administrator f
tho Estate of Joseph Leonard, late of Recearia
towntbip, Clearfield county, deceased.
The I'nriial asi.-ouutof Wm. Rex and John S.
Curry. Adm'rsof the Estate of RicharJ Curry,
late of Pike township, Clearfield co.. decd.
The Administration account of John A. L. Fie
pol. AJm'r of tho K.tatc of Jnmcs L. Flegal. late
of Goshen township. Clearfield co.. deM.
riearfield. Pn.. April 13. 1S53. Reit-r.
JiCELVSi: .NOTICE The following named
-i persons have filed in the Office of the Clerk of
the Court of Quarter Sessions of Clearfield Count v.
their Petitions for Licerse at the MAY Session
nest, agreeably to Act of Assembiv of March
Ib.-.o, entitled "An A?t to legalaiu the Sale of
Intoxicating Liquors," A5.
A. Lanson Root. Recearia township. Tavern"
Edward Albert. Boggs township. Tavern.
Howard Mcrrcll. Bradford township. Tavern.
George P. Lanich. Clearfield borough. Tavern.
John M'Manigil, dearth Id borough, Tavern.
Benjamin Snider, Covington township. Tavern.
Lawrenee Flood. Covington township. Tavern.
Valentine Hoffman. Covington township. Tavern.
Nicholas Verbeck. Covincjton township. Tavern.
Isaac Bloom. Curwensriile borough. Tavern.
David Smith. Curwensvule borough. Tavern.
Lewis W. Ten Eyc-k. Lumber City, Tavern.
Joseph H. Jones. Morris township. Tavern.
1". A. Gaulin. Covington tp.. Liquor wiih Merch.
R. Wilson Moore. Luthersburg, Tavern.
Henry Uoodlander. Brady townhip. Tavern.
Thonias C- Davis. Lumber City, Tavern.
Henry Post. Decatur township, Taveru.
David Johnston. Curwensvilie Bor.". Tavern.
M'm. A. Mason, Cnrwensvillc Borough, Tavern.
Ueorge . Long, Brady township. Tavern.
James Haines. Recearia township, Tavern.
Thos. P.obins, Clearfield bor. Liquor with Merch.
Adam Knarr, Brady township, Tavern.
Richard Mossop, Clearfield. Liquor wirh Merch.
John Klinger. Chest township. Tavern
Augustus RcconU.Girard tp .Liquorwith Merch.
Sohn Sulfridge. Goshen township. Tavern.
John Jordan. Beecaria towirshifj. Tavern
James McClelland. Morris township. Tavern.'
Francis Pervine. Covington, Idqunrwith Merch
JAMES T. LEONARD, Profv.
Prot y g Ofiice. Clearfield. April 20,
Q X0.000 REWARD '.-The above sum wm ac
$J tnally given to my Patrons in the vear 1858 !
NOTICE. Dunne liulison, Proprietor of th
Great Gift Book House. No. 33 South Third Street.
Philadelphia, continues the snle of Books as usu
al. A Gift worth from 2' cent" te MH! sent with
every book. $"00 WORTH OF GIFTS '. consisting
of Gold and Silver Watches, Fine Jewelrv. Ac,
will be Distributed with every 1000 Book?! '
Tho attention of the public is respectfully soli
cited to the extensive assortment of valuable
Standard and Miscellaneous Books, which are of
fered for sale at the lowest prices
G IFTS ! GIFTS '. GTFTS f GIFTS ::For every
Book purchased at Ovc Dollar or morr. tho Pur
chaser wul be entitled to receive one of the follow
ing articles: Gold and Silver Watches. Gold Lock
ets, Ladies' and Gents' Gold Guard Chains, Gold
Kings. Cameo Sets, Gold Bracelets with Cameo and
Florentine Settings. Ladies Cameo Breast Pins
Ladies Horcntino Sets, Ladies Florentine Pin!
Ladies Cameo Ear Drops, Ladies' Gold BreaU
Vina. Gold Bosom Studs, Ladies' and Gents' Gold
Sleeve Buttons, Gold Commercial Pens in Silver
cases, Ladies' Gold Pens with Holders. Extra Gold
Pens with Cases and Holders. Gents' Cluster Bo
som Pins, Gold Tooth Picks. Ladies' and Genu'
Gold Pencns, "Ladies' Gold i:ar Drops, Ei-ht-Pav
Parlor Time Pieces. Pocket Knives, SewTnc ll
ehincs.and Silver Ware, including Spoons. Butter
Knives Forks, Cake Baskets.tc Also, Miscella
neous Gifts of Gold Jewelry, Gift Books, 4c ic
worth from 35 cents to S25.
Our new Catalogue for 1S59 is sent free to all
upon application. The inducements offered Aeents
are more liberal than those of any other house in
H IfcW u ,been in th8 Polishing "d
Book Selling business for the last eight vears mv
experience enables me to conduct the G'ift Enter"
prizo with satisfaction to a'l. AeenU are wanted
mrkrj tW "?,d ,count5- whom commission,
will be given in Books, or a per centaKe in monv.
For a Club of 10 Books, I extra Rook and a Gift
fnvpn n 1. 1 -
o-.-.. 6tJ uruerg, commissions are more lib.
cral. lor full particulars address
,. DCANE RULISON, Quaker Citv Pub
lishing House, 33 Soath 3d Street, PhU'a,P
1 . S. Just issued, "The Life. Speeches, and Mo
wonals of Daniel Webster," by Samuel W.Snmck
er, A. M.. a splendidly Illustrated volume of 60
pages. PrjcogZ Agents wanted. Apr20."
VIf ANTED. A Journeyman Cabinet-maker
v W of industrious and eober habita, and a Kooi
workman, can have constant employment b van
plying soon tothe undersigned. Good wacei will
beC,Seld, Pa., April UJ8
EDAU AND WILLOW W ARE rr;A . .v"
Ap';c2h7eaip3c5rh 8toro rb? ved i th
-Apr 27, 1359. WM. FT IRWIN
BAaNrIf8:.fc.VdM.?d Shonldors-on ha4
pr -7 i.i',9 ' cnp cash store," by