Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, October 26, 1859, Image 2

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S. B. BOW, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., OCT. 26, 1859.
INSUBBECTIOIT IN VIEOINIA.
On our outside will be found an account, ta
ken from a Southern paper, of aa "insurrec
tion" which took place at Harper's Ferry,
Virginia, on the 16th, 17th and 18th of the
present month. Old Capt. John Brown, who,
our readers will doubtless remember, had a
valuable saw-mill in Kansas burned, one son
so brutally used that he died from the eflfects
of the treatment and another shot dead by the
Border Ruffians, was, it appears, the con
cocter and leader of this, insane and mistaken
movement, the main object of which seems to
have been to liberate slaves ia the States of
Maryland and Virginia. When the "insurrec
tion" was first announced, the force engaged
in it was magnified into hundreds, but it is
now rendered certain that it numbered, all
told, seventeen infatuated white men, some of
them over three score years of age, and five
halt-naked "niggers." It seems Incredible
that such a petty force should capture a town
of nearly 2000 inhabitants, in a State wheie
prowess and "chivalry" are supposed to grow
spontaneously, and yet the fact is substantia
ted by indubitable testimony. Insignificant,
however, as it was, the consequences have
been of the most deplorable nature, and the
effects such as will be regretted by every right
thinking man in the country. We are glad
that the press, without an exception, and men
of all political shades Republicans, Ameri
cans and Democrats denounce the move
ment, and characterize it as the work of a
miserably deluded aad crazy man. And yet
we find there are those who gloat over the e
vent who seize upon it with avidity for the
purpose of turning it into political capital
Mho have openly expressed the wish that the
occurrence had taken place before the late
election, so that they could have raised a hue
and cry against the People's party, and, by
charging it with being responsible for the con
duct of the handful of madmen who took part
in it, have defeated our candidates. Poor,
despicable creatures ! they would be none too
good to incite and encourage "insurrections"
like that at Harper's Terry, if they tfconght
they could benefit the Democratic party by it.
TVe regret it much that men, who express
themselves in the manner stated, should be
found within a thousand miles of Clearfield.
We can tell them, however, that all their ef
forts to saddle the responsibility npon the Op
position will prove futile and recoil upon them
selves ; and whilst we say emphatically that
John Brown did wrong, acted unwisely and
madly, and that he should bo punished to the
extremity of the law, we think if any are to
be blamed for his conduct, it should be those
who, by disturbing him in the pursuit of a
peaceful and lawful calling, burning his prop
erty and murdering his children, made him
what he is a monomaniac about slavery.
.Some cute Locofoco politicians are trying to
create the impression that the X. Y. Tribune
justifies the conduct of Old Capt. Brown at
Harper's Ferry. They are either grossly ig
norant of that paper's views, or have not the
honesty to give them correctly, for in speak
ing of the "insurrection' it says it "deeply
regrets this outbreak," and that "the whole
affair seems the work of a madman." A man
must be either "a knave or a fool" who will
attempt to pervert the meaning of such plain
words as those quoted. The organs of the
Black Democracy will in all probability join
in the effort named, but not one of them will
have the moral courage to transfer to their
columns entire the articles of the Tribute on
this deplorable occurrence. See if they will.
Official Tota for Assembly.
By the following official return of the vote
for Assembly in our Representative district,
it will be seen that Gordon, Opposition, and
Benton, Democrat, have been elected. The
district has always been strongly Democratic,
and Mr. Gordon and the party have good
cause for rejoicing over his election.
Gordon. Nio.hol. Rnvor. T?PTitnn.
1224
11G5 1414 1383
1057 837 818
5'B 599 649
3:1 44G 474
3151 329G 3324
Jefferson,
McKean,
Elk,
Total,
1257
550
3365
Official Vote for State Senator.
The following is the official rote for State
Senator in this district :
Uall, Opp.
2,734
1,331
1,219
Dnrbin, Dem.
1,281
2,070
1,382
4,733
Blair County,
Cambria.
Clearfield,
Total,
5,344
4,733
Hall's majority, 611
A- conspiracy has lately been discovered in
Turkey, which had for its object the over
throw ol the Government, and the elevation
of the brother of the Saltan to the Supreme
Power. .The plot was discovered on the 18th
Jilt., and on the 24th 3,000 persons had been
arrested on account f it. A Court of Inqui
ry, consisting of the highest officials of the
empire, has been formed to investigate the
affair. . '
Still another triumph ! Nebraska has elect
ed Daily, Republican, as delegate toCongreas,
PESITA ELECTION OFFICIAL EETTJBNS.
Counties .2 f; -3 . ?
"'
Adams, - - . 2,529 2,539 2,520 2,546
Allegheny, - 7,934 4,720 7,930 4,729
Armstrong, - - 2,282 1,943 2,261 1,942
Beaver, - - - 1,756 1,131 1,748 1,132
Bedford, - - - 2,011 2,147 2,009 2.150
Berks,- - - - 6,251 7,444 6.451 7,208
Blair, .... 2,000 1,449 2,602 1,449
Bradford,- - - 3,743 1,639 3.733 1,651
Bucks, - - - 5,172 5,159 5,176 5,154
Butler, - - - 2,075 1,514 2,087 1,514
Cambria,- - - 1,593 1,868 1,581 1,900
Carbon, - - - 1,491 1,640 1,513 1,626
Centre, - - - 2,446 2,233 2,444 2,233
Chester, - - - 5,066 4,044 5,055 4,046
Clarion, - - - 632 1,216 531 1,225
Clearfield, - - 1,129 1,448 1,122 1,455
Clinton, - - - 1,226 1,600 1,255 1,580
Columbia, - - 1,005 1,782 1,070 1,808
Crawford, - - 2,766 2,141 2,765 2,125
Cumberland, - 2,921 3,224 2,932 3,234
Dauphin,- - - 3,331 2,217 3,284 2,277
Delaware, - - 2,097 1,280 2,111 1,261
Elk, - - - - 317 411 309 418
Erie, - - - - 2,325 1,119 2.299 1,144
Fayette, - - - 2,676 2,824 2,651 2,817
Forrest, - - - 37 30 37 31
Franklin,- - - 3,692 3,267 3,552 3,393
Fulton, - - - 716 851 715 851
Greene, - - - 785 1,596 760 1,588
Huntingdon, - 2.264 1,774 2,283 1,778
Indiana, - - - 1,922 827 1,932 795
Jefferson, - - 1,071 851 1,070 806
Juniata, - - - 1,223 1,309 1.223 1,309
Lancaster, - - 7,602 3,433 7,598 3,443
Lawrence, - - 1,351 520 1,339 420
Lebanon,- - - 2,451 1,289 2,461 1,283
Lehigh, - - - 3,013 3,856 3,622 3,S42
Luzerne, - - - 5,071 5,936 5,112 5.839
Lycoming, - - 2,590 2,949 2,608 2,904
M'Kean, - - - COO 587 C03 585
Mercer, - - - 2,770 2.225 2,755 2,222
Mifflin, - - - 1,372 1,439 1,376 1,434
Monroe, - - - 409 1.777 435 1,754
Montgomery, - 4,535 5,056 4,572 5,026
Montour, - - - 602 1,154 618 1,142
JToithampton, - 2,797 4,077 2,794 4,006
Northumberland, 1,602 2,159 1,642 2,167
Perrv, - - - - 2,070 2,052 2,069 2,051
Philadelphia, - 29.525 26,366 29.701 26.203
Pike, - - - - 135 721 127 720
Potter, - - - 918 502 893 517
Schuylkill, - - 4,879 4.534 4,966 4,469
Snyder, - - - 1,280 737 1,322 709
Somerset, - - 2,187 1,190 2,196 1,175
Sullivan, - - - 324 525 331 507
Susquehanna, - 2,807 2,091 2,805 2.092
Tioga,- - - - 1,940 1,042- 1,902 1,031
Union, - - - 1,303 840 1,375 829
Venango,- - - 2,022 1.837 2,022 1,844
Warren, - - - 1,139 757 1 129 759
Washington, - 3,745 3,390 3,749 3.396
Wayne, - - - 1,009 1,949 1.610 1,947
Westmoreland,- 3,803 4,163 3,780 4,152
Wyoming, - - 751 945 758 942
York, - - - - 4,983 5,203 4,941 5,265
Total, - - - 181835164544182282103970
164544
163970
Majorities, - 17,291
18,312
Some of tho Locofoco papers say that Ger
rit Smith, whom they assail as implicated in
John Brown's insurrection, is "a Republican
ex-member of Congress." Mildly speaking,
this is an nntrue assertion. All the world
knows that Gerrit Smith not only never was a
Republican, but has long been an ardent an
tagonist of the Republican party. A year ago
he did his best to defeat the Republican can
didate for Governor of New Yort, preferring
even that the Democratic nominee should be
elected. Before that, when he was returned
to Congress, it was not as a Republican but as
an eccentric, independent advocate of the the
ory that the Federal Constitution does not
recognize Slavery, but is an Abolitionist in
strument. When the Kansas-Nebraska out
rage was being pressed through Congress, Mr.
Smith refused to co-operate in the attempt of
the Republicans to delay and prevent its pas
sage by parliamentary strategy. At the same
time, he advocated the acquisition of Cuba
the great measure of Democrats and Fillibus
ters. Such is the political record of Mr.
Smith. We are not aware that he has ever a
greed with the Republicans except in voting
for Fremont, which he declared that he did
from personal liking for the man, and not from
sympathy with his party. A party press must
be hard run when it has to resort to such pal
try fabrications as that exposed, in its ef
forts to make a little political capital.
The leaders of the Black-Democracy will
doubtless begin to suspect that Lccomptonism,
"progressive Free Trade," and the other pe
culiar doctrices which they advocate, has
made their party "weak in the knees" in the
"wild-cat" region. Tho People's party ha e
now the Congressman, the Senator, the Judge,
and one of the two Assemblymen in the dis
tricts to which Clearfield is attached. All
these districts were heretofore considered
hopelessly Democratic.
Model Democratic Judge. The papers of
Baltimore are urging the Grand Jury to find a
bill of indictment against Judge Stump, of
the Criminal Court of that cily. The Judge,
it will be recollected, sentenced a number of
the "blood tub" rioters, who had been found
guilty by a jury of rioting, rape and murder,
to two days' imprisonment, and a fine of fifty
cents. This model Judge was elected by the
Democratic party of Baltimore.
The Memphis Avalanche (portentious name !)
openly accuses Senator Douglas of "treason to
the Democratic party," and says : "The little
apostato has drawn from the Democratic party
his vitality, as the mistletoe extracts from the
oat its substance." "What." it indiznantly
asks, "has this rebellious demagogue done,that
the Democratic party should now bug himto its
bosom and strike down a faithful President 1"
The season wanes and the nights grow cool ;
bat the coolest thing we have seen lately is
the following from The Pennsylvania :
13 ev,ldent that the Opposition intend te
ntDe' 10 Feisylvania, their game of de
tkinJL m relation the tariff : the cry that
of FrTr Par'yftie nation U in favor
oflreeTratle they know to be false."
ho has that Lat ?
E. C. Wilson, Adjutant General or the State
of PennsylvaDia bM Uken 4Q wbjch
"ere in possession of the Colored Military
"Z7 Philade,Pa, which paraded n
that city a few months since.
SUMMAEY OF NEWS.
The St. Louis Express of the 24th Septem
ber says : About ten days ago, a tremendous
drove of gray squirrels, numbering hundreds
of thousands, suddenly made their appearance
on the Meramac, covering the trees and waters
like a pall. Thousands of them wero after
wards found dead in the river and on the
ground. They crossed the Mississippi at that
point, and worked their way down the river,
until on Wednesday they reached Cape Girar
deau, crossing the river at that point in count
less myriads. The citizens turned out en
masse, and killed them by hundreds. Every
tree and bush in the vicinity swarmed with
them until night, when they all disappeared,
and have not been heard of since. Their route
was marked as by a devastating storm. Trees
were girdled and fields destroyed. Old French
settlers predict a very severe winter, as it was
noticed in 1834 and '52, that immense droves
of squirrels made their appearance, followed
by intensely severe weather.
Bloody Engagement. A bloody engage
ment, between whites and Indians, took place
recently, on the Arkansas river, near Fort
Smith. There were seventeen Indians "on one
side, and five Americans, two unarmed, on the
other. At tho end,elcven Indians were killed,
and Pool, an American, was shot with an ar
row, which he had to cut out ; and after per
forming incredible feats, he was finally killed
in a third attack. Sawyers and Bradley, of
the same party, shared the same fate, and out
of the five but one escaped.
About a week ago a woman who rejoices in
the cognomen of "Dancing Sail" stole a horse
near Rochester, N. Y. A reward of $100 be
ing offered for her arrest, she was pursued by
a constable, who overtook her, and for safe
keeping confined her in the third story of a
hotel, from whence she escaped during the
night by the aid of her bed-cord, and finding
the officer's horse was superior to her own,
exchanged steeds, and made her escape.
Prize-fighting is certainly becoming fright
fully popular. The other night five ladies of
St. Louis repaired to a vacant nail, two of them
being principals, two seconds, and the fifth a
referee, to decide an "affair of honor." They
fought several rounds, and the encounter final
ly became a free fight, in which several eyes
were blacked, teeth swallowed, noses bloodied,
and fine tresses damaged. A progressive age !
The grand jury of Allegheny counly have
found T. J. Rutherford guilty and returned six
true bills against him, on the oaths of females
for misconduct. Mr. Rutherford was superin
tendent of the House of Refuge, and sustain
ed a high character for moral worth until re
cently. His case is a hard one, having to sut
ler vengeance of the law on the oaths of some
of the most debased and abandoned females.
At noon, on Saturday the 22d instant, in the
Maryland penitentiary, a convict refused com
pliance with the orders of the Deputy Warden,
who, whiist enforcing the command, was seiz
ed by the convict and stabbed twico in the
neck. Immediately Gregory Darret, another
officer of the penitentiary, fired two shots at
the prisoner, inflicting a fatal wound. It is
thought the Warden will die of his wounds.
A Vigilance Committee in Lafayette parish,
La., visited the house of Bernard Lacouture,
who had been "warned" on the night of the
30th nit., and calling him to the door shot him
dead. The mother of tho victim attempted
to get a warrant for tho arrest of his murder
ers, but the magistrate refused to receive her
statement, and the coroner resigned rather
than hold an inquest over the body.
. As the train going west over the Great West
ern railway, a few nights since, was moving
along the shore of Lake St. Clair, a heavy fog
prevailing at the time, a flock of wild ducks
came rushing against the cars, four af them
entering the open door of the baggage car,
which was quickly closed, and the game cap
tured. The spoils were divided between the
conductor and the baggageman.
The Indians in Southwestern Texas are be
coming very formidable and daring, in conse
quence of the removal of the United States
troops. The white residents of Western and
South-western Texas are greatly alarmed at
the menacing attitude assumed by the In
dians. It is expected that troops will bo im
mediately sent to the relief of the inhabitants
of the threatened districts.
In New York city, on the morning of the
20th Oct., a police officer was attracted to a
houso by the piteous cries of children. On
entering, he discovered the dead body of a
woman, with her three helpless offspring weep
ing around the body because they could not
awaken her. Sho died from intemperance"!
Her husband is now in the penitentiary, as an
habitual drunkard.
A new Filibustering expedition pgainst
Nicaraugua is said to bo in course of prepara
tion, with larger resources and composed of
a better class of followers than any of the for
mer ones. The examination of the filibusters,
who were recently arrested, has commenced
at New Orleans. No important 'evidence has
yet been elicited.
The Fincastle, Virginia, Whig says : "We
announce the fact that there were sixteen bears
killed by two persons in this county last week
and we bear of several other gentlemen who
killed from one to three each. We have no
doubt there have been at least trni hundred bears
killed in Botetourt county in the last 60 days.
The St. Louis Republican of the 20th con
tains a despatch stating that a party of men
had arrived the day before from Pike's Peak,
bringing with them $100,000 in gold dust.
Seven men were killed by an explosion at
Dupont's powder mill, on the Brandywine,
Delaware, on Saturday the 22d inst.
By a fire which occurred in Leavenworth,
Kansas, on the 20th inst., property to the val
ue of $120,000 was destroyed, .
PENNSYLVANIA ITEMS. " '
PRFPAR.EB FOR TUB "RAFTSMAW'S JOUKSAI..
Westmoreland County. A son of Capt.
John Miller, of Hempfield township, agea a
bont 15 years, whilst walking on the railroad
track, on the 17th inst., was struck by a loco
motive, knocked down the embankment and
severely injured. ... On the 17th, Mr. Clem
ens, of Greensburg, had his back and one leg
badly injured, by the falling down of an im
mense mass of slate in a coal mine at Penn
stadt, part only of which, struck him. ... On
the 16th, a little girl of Jamts Dugan, of
Greensburg, aged about three years, in com
pany with another little girl, during the mo
mentary absence of her mother.had her clothes
set fire by a candle which they had lit, and
was so badly burned that sho died next day. ...
On the 6th, Peter Fingle, employed at Coch
ran's salt works in Hempfield township, fell
into a salt kettle and was terrible if not fatal
ly injured. . . . Augustus Hostler, who went to
Kansas about 4 weeks ago, deposited $850 in
a bank, in Leavenworth. Wanting to make
use jf the money, he drew it out and placed
it in his trunk. In the morning he found it
missing, some one having stolen it during the
night. ... A man named James Thompson
was put to jail in Greensburg on a charge of
setting fire to Lynch's school house in Alle
gheny township, whereby it was destroyed.
Cambria Couxtt. Mr Jacob Tost and wife,
of Carroll township, whilst returning home
from Ebensbarg on the 6th inst., were thrown
from a small wagon and severely injured, the
old lady having her right arm broken in two
places, and the old gentleman getting one of
his ribs broken. The parties are each about
70 years of age, and are rapidly recovering
from their injuries. . . .The dwelling house of
Mr. Win. McGahey, of Munster township, was
burned to the ground on the night of the 10th
inst. The origin of tho fire is unknown.
Loss about $500. ... On Tuesday night, the
18th inst., at about 11 o'clock, a fire broke out
in a row of frame buildings east f the bridge
which connects Johnstown with Conemaugh
Borongh, and before it could be stopped, five
of the buildings wero consumed. Several
poor families were rendered homeless and al
most destitute of clothing by the calamity,
although most of their furniture was saved.
The fire is supposed to have been the work ol
an incendiary. . . . The brick walls of the new
German Catholic Church in Cambria City,
were blown down by the violent storm of tho
loth. The loss falls heavily on th contrac
tors, Messrs. Easly & Son.
Indiana County. Mr. John McNeal, Sr., of
While township, was knocked down and badly
bruised by the large door of his barn blowing
shut, on the 15th, and striking him. ... A
large bear was killed near Diamonds Mills on
the 12th ; another one made its escape. . . . On
the 11th, Mr. George McCartney, an aged and
respected citizen of White township, whilst
working in his corn-field,was attacked by heart
disease, which caused almost instantaneous
death. On the same day, Mr. Francis Meloy,
whilst sitting in a chair at home, died from a
similar attack. ... A portion of the brick
walls of the new school house in Indiana Bor
ough, was blown down by a strong gust of
wind on the 11th. . . . On the 14th, a son of
Mr. David Mitchell, of Washington township,
was out hunting, when by accident the gun
was discharged, and the contents, entering his
side, produced a severe, but not a dangerous
wound.
Venango County. On Saturday, the 8th
inst., a fatal atlray took place in Sandycreek
township, between Vancount Vossler and Wm.
Donahue, which resulted in the latter being
struck on the head by a stone, which fractured
his skill I, and caused his death on the following
morning. They resided near each other, and
were on good terms until a day or two previ
ous, when some diliiculty occurred between
their families. They met on the evening re
ferred to, and after some warm words came to
blows. Donahue stooped to pick up a stone,
when Vossler picked up one quickly and threw
itathim with tho above result. Vossler hag
not been arrested, and is supposed to have
left the country.
Armstrong County. The house of Rev.
Jamison, was entered on Friday night the 14th
Oct., and robbed of a gold watch, from $16 to
$20 in money, and a pair of pants. Entrance
was effected by means of an instrument, with
which the perpetrators succeeded in turning
the key on the inside. The same night the
store of Wilson Sproul, at the same place was
entered, but nothing carried off. The lock of
Gen. Anderson's store was also turned, but
entrance prevented, owing to the door being
secured by an inside bolt. One of the windows
of tho Priest's parsonage was raised, but the
servant overhearing it, gave the alarm, and
they fled.
Centre County. A large black bear, week
before last, crossed from Nittany Valley to
the mountain, near the residence of Mr. Jacob
Barnhart. Bruin was taking things leisurely,
and though pursuit was given, made his es
cape. . . . Martha Furnace and the steam saw
mill adjoining, were recently cosumed by fire.
The loss falls heavily on the owner, Jack
Thompson. . . . John Carr, a colored man, was
committed to jail in Bellefonte on the 11th,
charged with stealing a coat from Mr. Michael
Lepkichler.
Wakren County. Tuesday, Oct. 11th,
Lawrence Mowrer, living a mile below the
town of Warren came to his death in a singu
lar manner. He has been out to Dunkirk af
ter a load of Goods, cn his return he stopped
at the village of Sinclearville,Chautauque Co.,
N. Y., to stay over night. In driving his load
into the barn of tho village hotel.Mr.Mowrer's
head came in contact with a beam, causing al
most instant death.
Elk County. Roscncrantz and Rowlee,
convicted of horse-stealing,were last week
taken to the Penitentiary in Allegheny City,
by Sheriff Healy. . . . The old Rough & Ready
Mill, about a quarter of a mile above Ridg
way, was destroyed by fire on the 11th inst.
Tho mill belonged to the Sunbury & Erie
Railroad Company. The loss is only the value
of the building.
Mifflin County. John Swigart, an eld
citizen of Oliver township, was found dead in
his barn a few weeks ago. He had left the
house an hour or two for the purpose of attend
ing to the cattle, and probadly died from ap
oplexy. Crawford County. The famous Oil fac
tory of Mr. Drake, in Titusville, was destroy
ed by fire on tho 9th inst. The loss is estima
ted at $10,000. The "hole" from which the
oil is drawn is left unharmed.
Potter County. The, house of Mr. Henry
J. Leach in Hector township, was robbed of
goods to the value of over $100 on the night
of the 5th inst.
Much has been said of the Eastern Escula
pius' labors for the sick ; not one half has yet
been told of the indomitable perseverance of
this singular man. Imbued with the convic
tion that Scrofula is tho parent of disease, he
has been years engaged in searching the boun
daries of the earth, for its antidote. With
vast labor has he canvassed the products of
sea and land through both continents until he
hag discovered that combination of remedials
which expurges this human rot and corruption
from tho system. This new invention we now
offer in our columns under tho name of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla.altnough Us virtues are from sub
stances far more active and effectual than Sar-saparilla,
FOEEIONNEWS..
The steamship Anglo-Saxon, with Liverpool
dates to the ICth inst.; passed Father Point
for Quebec at 8 a. m. on the -3d. The diffi
culties in the Zurich Conference still remain
ed unadjusted and the prospects of s favora
ble termination of its lal ors were not encour
aging. The Great Eastern had made a suc
cessful trip from Portland to Ilollyhead.whence
it was reported, she would proceed to' South
ampton, to remain for the Winter. The Brit
ish Cabinet was seriously divided on the Chi
nese qneston. Sir Robert Stephenson, the em
inent engineer.was in a dying state. The Lon
don builders' strike still continued, and the
hopes of its speedy adjustment had been des
troyed. The Vnivers bad received a 'warning
for an article on Cochin China. Spanish troops
were about to enter Moorish territory ; the
Spanish Consul at Tangiers had received or
ders to quit his post.
Where will they Go? Since the result of
the late elections have become known, it is
conceded on all sides that Douglas is played
out. His strongest friends admit that he has
no longer the semblance of a chance of get
ting the Charleston nomination. Had his
friends succeeded in carrying Ohio, Iowa and
Minnesota, they would have gone to Charles
ton and put in a strong claim for him on the
ground ol availability. They would have in
sisted that he was the onlj' man who could
carry enough Northern States to elect a Dem
ocrat President, and pointed to what he had
done in the North-Western elections this fall.
But all that argument is gone to the land of
dreams, and at Charleston he will scarcely be
mentioned except as the late Mr. Douglas.
For the next six months the wire-pullers will
be actively employed canvassing the strength
of the various candidates. Chicago Press.
It is said that Governor Wise is not very
complimentary to the people f Harper's Fer
ry, imputing to them cowardice, in allowing
such a handful of men to hold a population of
nenrty two thousand inhabitants prisoners for
twenty-four hours. He also spoke of the
fact of eight or ten men keeping forty or fifty
citizens in confinement. One replied
"Well, Governor, but you must remember
we were picked together like sheep."
"Yes." replied the Gov.. "I know tint; and
I must say, I think you acted like sheep also."
A man in New York recently bought a clock
at auction for fifty cents. About a week ago
he sold the clock to another man, who after
taking it home, discovered that a looking
glass in the back of the clock was broken, lie
took out the glass to have it replaced by a new
one, when he discovered notes of the Bank of
England to the amount ol" ten thou sand dol
lars. It is reported that the heirs of tho es
tate to which the clock belonged are going to
commence suit for the recovery of the money.
Judge Terry, who killed Senator Brolerick
of California in a duel, has been arrested and
held to bail in the sum of S 10,000. After
giving bail the accused was released.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Ad vert i seme His srt up with larsntyjte or out of usual
styl trill be char gal double price for space occupied.
CLE AUFIELD RIFLE COMPANY You
will meet for parade drill, in full uniform,
with your arms antl equipments in good order, at
Shawsville, on Saturday. November 12th, 1S59, at
10 o'clock, A. M. v order of the Captain,
Oet2(i. S. A'LEX. FULTON, 1st Serg t.
TO BUILDERS. Scaled proposals for build
ing a Church in Pcnnsvillo will be received,
by the undersigned building committee, until the
10th of Deconiher. Plans and specifications can
be seen at Joseph G. llusselTs at anv time prior
to that date. ABRAHAM SPENCER,
JOS. (. RUSSELL. CHARLES M. GOFF,
GEO. FULLERTON, ELISUA FEN TON.
Pennsville.Oct 24,'59. Jluildinj Com.
CAUTION. All personsare hereby cautioned
against purchasing or in any waj meddling
with a lot of Wheat, Uye, Oats, Corn and Buck
wheat in the barn, and 2 Calves, 5 Hogs and 1 Log
Sled, now in possession of Jacob Waggnors of Mor
ris township, as the same belong to me and hare
been left in said Waggnors care, subject to my
order only. VALENTINE HOFFMAN.
Frenchville, October 2C. ISiitf-St.
AD.MlNISTKATOll'S KOTIC.E. Letters
of Administration on the estate of JohnS.
Curry, late of Pike township, Clearfield coun
ty, Pa., deceased, having been granted to the un
dersigned ; all persons indebted to said estate are
requested to makn immediate payment, and those
having claims will present them duly authentica
ted for settlement. WM. A. BLOOM.
Pike tp.. Oct. 2i), 1359. Administrator.
1359' ,rjl"55ifew; 1S-
r V- MERCHANT AND " I
EXTENSIVE DEALER IN SQUARE TIMBER,
YE-r.. BOARDS, SHINGLES, AC, , vK-
re .- " JTflY PIT AUK
lSi
. -"'-fl
'"SoTfirtKt assortment ojl o
Octl3
13i9-
1859.
FALL TRADE ! in"A
PITTSBURGH, PENN"A. 10?JJ.
A CARD. Tho undersigned have just received
and are now offering the largest and most varied
stock of FRESH GROCERIES ever brought
to this market ! In connection with tho above.
they are constantly supplied with choice brands of
tnevariousgradcsof JrLUUK! Also, Bacon and
Cheese; Whale, Tanner's and Lard Oils; Mess
Pork; together with all kinds of Pittsburg Man
ufactured articles. All of which will be sold Low
for Cash. The Merchants of this place are invi
ted to call bcfoie purchasing elsewhere. At tho
Old Stand. WM. M. GORMLY & CO..
271 Liberty st., opposite Eagle Hotel.
Pittsburgh, Pa., October 23, 185'J-2iu.
BIT ALL'S PATENT STUMP PULLER,
JLi is now oemg exoiDitcd in Clearfield county
. 1 " : - 1 - l , , ... -
xi is a new luing, is aumirauiy aqapiea lo Stump
pumug. ana is capaoio oi raising trotu 40 to 100
iuu5, uucuruuig iu mo cizovi mo luaeiiine. tome
of tho prominent men of the county have pur
chased machines and farm rights, and find that
they are all that they are represented. The ma
chine is of simple construction, and two men can
by it raiso from 30 to 50 stumps of ordinary sizo
in a day. For particulars in regard to prices. o.,
inquire at the "Raftsman's Journal" ottice, Clear-
Held, l'a., or of W. S. HAWKINS,
October 19, 1859. . Agent.
TROS ! IRON!! IRON !!! We. the under
JL signed, would respectfully inform the public
inai aaving nreiy repairea tne works commonly
known as tho 4-OId Alleghany Forie." near Phil-
ipsburg. wo are prepared to manufacture all kinds
of hammered iron, fuch js Slrdsr Mould.. Crow
Bars. Horse-shoe Bars, Satonull B.irs. Wann.
Tire of all sizes, Sciliu Iron, Shovel Plow-sluires.
7' " . rj. . ... ... . '
l arge w jriimace j. oois, cfc. v o will also man
ufacture Iron for machinery, which, for strength
and durability, commands a high standing in the
estimation of all good machinists. Persons wish
ing any ot the above iron can bo accommodated
on short notice. It is unnecessary to dwell on the
superior qualities me Hammered iron possesses
roweu iron, as persons using botn are soon
convinced of the superiority of the former. The
people of Clearfield will find it to their advantage
io use ie Hammered iron, both for strength and
durability. Country produce aud scrap iron of
every size and description taken in exchange for
nammcrod iron. AU orders will be promptly at
tended to by addressing the firm of
11. HETHEKLIN A. CO..
Scpt.l47d3-6ni. Philipfcburg, Centre Co.. Pa.
ENUINE FLAX-SEED OIL.
D OIL. 31,12 F.
GEO. W. RIIEEM
Ion, for sale by
October 1, 18i'J -3t.
i tearBeld. Pa.
R
EMOVAL. The nndersieced wonM ; .
bis friends and customers that he ha. a
Shaw'a new Row, Cleaifield.ra., where he hfr,r
pared to accommodate all who ma v furrr "
: . 1. .1. . ti , J .IVI u-tt
mm mcir tu.'iuui. a uaumui lor past favorj hm
now solicits a conticuacce tifpatronaee
Oct. 19. 1859-4t. GEORGE RICH ARBS
BIBLES. The Bible Society of Clearfield eo
hereby gives notice that their hooka, name'
ly, Bibles and Testaments, are deposited in the of
fice of James Wriglcy, Register and lUeordcr
Clearfield. The books are of various sizes aD( t.
dapted to supply either private individuals or San
day Schools at very cheap rates. Very substan
tial bibles can be had aa low aa 25 cents
apiece,
and testaments as low as 61 cents apiece.
The people of the county generally are aho lr
vited to leave with Mr. Wrigley any donation thev
may be plecsed to make in aid of the funds of tic
Society. Signed by order of the Executive Com
mittee.
ALEX. McLEOU, President
A rPLI CATION FOR BANK CHARTER
aTL Notice is hereby given that an application
will be made by the undersigned to the next Le"
gislature for the passage of an Act incorporat tx
a Bank to be called the '"CLEARFIELD COUNTY
BANK." to be located in the Borough of Clear,
field. Pa., with a capital of One Hundred Then
sand Dollars, with the privilege of increasing it
to Two Hundred Thousand Doltara.
J. F. Weaver, Thos. J. McCulIough. Ieaac John
son, C. D. Watson. D. F. Etzweiler. James Alexsi
der. Jon. Boynton, M. A. Frank. Richard Mo4..p
A . K. Wright. W. p. Irwin, S. B. Row.
June 29. ISo'.t.
Look ii eke, c;e.tli;men ! wagon
SHOP AHEAD'.:!! '1 he subscriber thaikfd
for past favors, takes this method of informing
his old cuitmcrs aud the public in general, thnt
he has removed his ahoj from the Foundry lo tbs
shop formerly occupied by George W. Orr, on Sec
ond street, Clearfield. Pa., where be will continue
to manufacture Wagona of every description, tj
order, of good material and in a wotknianlike
manner. Also. Wheelbarrows, Harrows, Grain
cradles. Ac. mad on short notice, in superior
style, and of the best stock. Repairing of every
kind done with dispatch, and on reasonable termj
June 29. ISiU. WILLIAM R. BROWN.
GROCERY AM) PROVISION STORi:.
Mar let Stre.t, Clear fied. Pa. The under
signed would inform liisoI J customers and friemii
that he has opened :i iiew stock in the building
which he erected on Market street, eat f
-Clearfield House" and immediately opposite K.
Morop's store, where Lc will serve customers wi:li
SUPERFINE, EXTRA. AND FAMILY FLOfR.
at as cheap rates as it can be sold in thi3 section
of country. He also keeps oa hand and for sabj
BACON. COFFEE. SUGAR. MOLASSES. TEA.
R ICE. C N FE C f I ) S A K I ES, CRACKERS, N I TS ,
TOBACCO. CIGARS. AC , AC.
Abo. variety f choice liquors, tnionj which is
Pale llratt'ly. Blarl lirrru liraiidy, Cherry Bran
dt, llye 11 Jiislu. Port iir. Common Brandy
Whisky, o-c, ali of which he will dispose of at
reasonable rates, and to which he invites the at
tention of those who desire anytliing in that line.
Country produce taken in cxcLange for goods, at
cash prices. Give lue a call.
A use. 21. 1S.VJ.
THOMAS ROBINS.
SCROFULA, OR KING'S EVIL, is a con
stitutional disease, a taint, orcorrujition of the
blooi, by which this fluid becomes vitiated weak,
and poor. Being in the circulation, it pervades
the whole body, and may burst out in disease on
any part of it. No organ is free from its attack,
aor is there one which it may not destroy. Ihw
scrofulous taint i variously caused by mercurial
disease, low living, or disordered or unhealthy
food, impure air, fiiih and filthy habits, tb depres
sing vii?es, and. above afl. by the venereal infec
tion. Whatever be its origin, it is hereditary in tho
constitution, descending from parents -to children
unto the third and fourth generation;" indeed it
seems to be the rod of Him who says. "1 w ill visit
the iniquities of the fathers upon thdirchildren."
It effects commence by deposition from the blood
of corrupt and ulcerous matter, I.ioh. in the lungs,
liver, and internal organs, is termed tubercles ; ir
the glands, swellings; and on the surface, erup
tions or sores. This hul corruption, which gen
ders in the blood, depresses the energies of life, so
that scrofulous constitutions not only sutler from
scrofulous complaints, but they have far less power
to withstand tie attacks of other diseases; cocse
quently, vast numbers peri.-h by disorders which,
although not scrofulous in their nature, are still
rendered fatal by this taint in the system. Most
of the consumption which deceuunates the human
family has its origin directly in this scrofulous con
tamination, and many destructive diseases of tho
liver, kidneys, brain, and indeed, of all the organs,
arise from or are aggravated by the same cause.
One quarter of all our people are scrofulous ; their
personsare invaded by this lurking contamination,
and their health is undermined by it. To clcansu
it from the system we must renovate the blood by
au alterative medicine. and invigorate it by healthy
food and exercise. Such a medicine wc supplv iu
Ayers Compound lixtrjet of irsaxaritlJ,
the most effectual remedy which the medical ekill
of our times can devise for this every where pre-
ailing ana iutai maiauy. ills combined iroru tho
most active remedials that have been discovered
for the expurgation of this foul disorder from th
Dloort, and the rescue of the system from its des
tructive consequences. Hence it should be employ
ed for the cure of not only scrofula, but also those
other affections which arise from it, such as Erup
tive and Skin Diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Rose,
or Erysipelas, Pimples, Pustules, Blotches, Blaics
ana loils, lumors, letter and bait Rheum, Scald
Head. Ringworm, Rheumatism, Syphilitic anl
Mercurial Diseases, Dropsy, Dyspepsia, Debilitj,
and, indeed, all Complaints arising from Vitiated
or Impure Blood. The popular belief iu 'impuri
ty of the blood''' is founded in truth, for scrofula is
a degeneration of the blood. The practical purposo
and virtue of the Sarsaparilla ii to purify and re
generate this vital fluid, without which sound
health is impossible in contaminated const ituticci.
AYER'S CATHARTIC PILLS, for all the purvy
ies of a family jdiysie, are so cmposed that dis
ease within the range of their action can rarely
withstand or evade them. Their penetrating pro
perties search, and cleanse, and invigorate every
portion of the human erganism. correcting its dis
eased action, and restoring its healthy vitalities.
As a consequence of these properties, the inali -who
is bowed down with pain or physical deb
ity is astonished to find his health or energy r:
stored by a remedy at once so simple and inviting
Not only do they cure the evcry-day complain;
of every body, but also many formidable and dan
gerous diseases. The agent below named is pleas
ed to furnish gratis my American Almanac, con
taining certificates of their cures and direction
for their use in tho following complaints: CVt
tivenes.i, Heartburn. Headache, arising from dis
ordered Stomach, Iraitea. Indigestion. Pa;n in
ami Morbid Inaction of the Bowels, Plattdeney.
Loss of Appetite, Jaundice, and other kindred
complaints, arising from a low state of the body
or obstruction of its functions.
AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, for the rapid
cure of Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Hoarutitss.
Croup, Bronchitis, I net pi cut Consumption, and for
the relief of Consumptive Patients in advanced
stages of the disease. So wide is the field of it
usefulness and so numerous are the cases of iU
cures, that almost every section of country aboutds
in persons publicly known, who have been restor
ed from alarming and even desperate diseases of
the lungs by its use. Whon once tried, its superi
ority over every other medicine of its kird is too
apparent te escape observation, and where its vir
tues are known, the public no longerhesitate what
antidotes to employ for the distressing and danger-
ous affections of the pulmonary organs that are in
cident to our climate. While many inferior reme
dies thrust upon the community have failed and
been discarded, this has gained friends by every
trial, conferred benefits on the affiicted tbev can
never forget, and produced cures too numerous
and too remarkable ever to be forgotten.
Trep-red by Dr.J.C.AyerirCo .LowelLMw.
All our Remedies are for sale by C D Watson
and M. A. Frank, Clearfield ; E. F. Brenner, Mor
risdale : C. It. Foster, Philipsburg ; John Bicg
Unionvillo: Wm. Irvin, Curwensville ; Samna
Arnold, Luthersburg ; and by all Druggists, thro
out the country. July 6, lfr5(J-Deo 2'J. lSSSdy.
C1ARPETS, Oil Cloths, Window Shades. As , eta
J be procured at tho store of
May 12. JOHN TAITON. Cur itnbl
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