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Raftsman's f Mriral.
8. B. BOW, ElITOB AND PROPRIETOR.
. CLEARFIELD, PA., FEB. 15, 1860.
Europe. By late arrivals from Europe we
hare some interesting news items. The Liter,
pool Post asserts positively that the French Em
peror has written another letter to the Pope,
In which he says that "if his Holiness opposes
his late propositions let him remember Henry
Villi" The Emperor also says that the
French troops will bo withdrawn from Rome if
the Pope insists upon it, but that he (the Em
peror) will require one month's notice to be
given to all strangers residing in the Eternal
city. Tbo French Senate and Legislative Bod
ies are convoked tu meet on the 23d of Febru
ary. Negotiations for similar treaties to that
between Franco and England are about to
be commenced, and it is also reported that
as an earnest of the French Emperor's pa.
ciflc intentions, ho will reduce his army by
100,000 men. Verona, with tho whole territo
ry belonging to the fortress, bad been decla
red in a state of siege. A ministerial crisis
prevailed at Naples, growing out of a disagree
ment respecting the question of giving armed
assistance to the Pope. Nothing decisive bad
occurred between the Spaniards and the Moors.
Another letter fromthe Pope, addressed to
Archbishops and Bishops, has been published
since, explaining the motives governing him
in his refusal to accept the advice of the Em
peror to give up the Romagna.
Patmest op State Taxes. We se it sta
ted that an cflort is being made to secure the
enactment of a law by the present Legislature
which, if passed, will be an advantage to the
people in tho payment of their State taxes.
According to the present law, if the Revenue
Commissioners fix the amount of State tax to
be paid by. a county, say at $10,000, and the
Assessors should assess $12,000 State tax,
the State will claim the J$2,000 excess.
The law proposed will'give tho State no more
than the amount fixed by the Revenue Com
missioners, and certainly that is all she is en
titled to, the excess to go into the County
funds, to be used for county purposes. It is
impossible for the county assessors to assess
an amount exactly equal to that fixed by the
Revenue Commissioners as the quota to be paid
by the county ; sometimes it may be too low,
and sometimes too high ; if too low, the
county must make op the deficiency, and if
too high, of course the county ought to get
the excess. This would be no more than just.
IIo5. John Hickman Assaulted. A perso
nal difficulty happened after the adjournment
of the House, at "Washington, on last Friday.
As Mr. Hickman was returning home through
tho Capitol grounds, says the correspondent of
the N. Y. Tribune, he was overtaken by Mr.
Edmondson of Virginia, who, upon approach
ing him, called out, anddrew back his hand to
strike. Mr. Clingraan, who was accidentally
passing, hastened up and seized his arm, when
Jlr.Edmondson struck at Hickman with his left
hand, knocking off his hat, but doing him no
injury. The whole affair was instantaneous,
and seemed to surprise Mr. HicSman. Mr.
Breckertridgc, who came up, took him away,
and the scene ended. The alleged provocation
for this attack was an insulting reflection upon
Virginia, contained in a recent speech of Mr.
Hickman, in which he charged that seventeen
men and a cow had frightened the State.
The Tariff. We find the following in the
.official report of the House proceedings in the
"Washington Globe. The contrast thus afford
ed by the course of tho two Pennsylvania
members, is significant :
Mr. Covode By the permission of the gen
tleman lrom Ohio, I desire to give notice of
my intention to introduce a bill,at the earliest
practicable period, for the purpose of raiding
revenue to meet the necessary expenditures
of the Government, to prevent fraud on the
revenue, to establish homo valuation, and to
impose a specific duty upon iron, coal, and
such other articles, as may be necessary to
protect American industry.
Mr. Florence I object to gentlemen giving
such notices in open House. It can be done
under the rules.
On the 5th January, whilst the steamer Nor
therner was on her way from San Francisco,
California, to Victoria, she ran on a sunken
rock, which ripped off a portion of her bottom.
The captain, finding that the vessel ccnld not
be kept afloat, headed for shore, wnich was
reached, but not until a furious gale came up.
In effecting a landing, 38 persons, out of 108
on board, were drowned.
- The Pike's Peak Express, with dates to the
3d inst., arrived on the 10th at Leavenworth,
with $3,000 in gold. A collision had occurred
at Denver City, on account of jumping claims
within the city limits. Petty robberies were
quite prevalent at Aurora. Extreme measures
were adopted to get rid of the thieves.
'., It costs the people of the United States over
forty millions of dollars yearly for tobaceo
far more than is spent for all purposes of edu
cation. The cost of cigars used in the city of
New York amounts daily to $10,000, whilst
the daily cost of bread is but $8,000.
Last Thursday night, a north-west storm
b'roke over New York city, unroofing houses,
destroying buildings, and doing much damage
to the shipping. A number of persons were
injured, but.no lives lost.
HOW SHALL THE UNION BE PRESERVED.
The following article from the Democrat
printed at St. Louis, in the Slave State of
Missouri, we commend to the careful perusal
of our readers :
We are not of those who believe that the
Union is indestructible. Man can destroy
what man has made. He is as efficient in pul
ling down as in building up. The wrecks of
empires and of cities which were their seats
and centres ; of systems, politics and sects,
which strew the old world and the old time,
illustrate this position but too clearly. In.
deed, we might add that all great benificient
organisms grow of themselves in a great mea
sure, or are the work of unconscious inspired
effort, while their overthrow or extirpation is
in most cases the work of violence ; of an a.
gency wilfully destructive in its designs. . . .
The American Government like any other
great organization, has been of slow growth.
It was not extemporised. It did not rise in
glory all of a sudden like Pandemonium. It
began with the first collom'al settlements ; was
consummated by the revolution, and was con.
solidated as it were, by the subsequent war
with England. The revolution, be it observed,
was merely a war of self defence on the part
of the colonies. . England began to, put new
constructions on their charters, as the slave
propagandists are now putting on the Consti
tution ; the colonies resolved to maintain their
ancient rights, and the consequence was, that
the new attributes claimed by its advocates for
the crown, were not only denied, but the
crown itself was disowned and cast out forev
er. The struggle was for the preservation of
i mm em oi able rights ; the innovater and ag
gressor was overthrown as the domestic inno
vator andaggressor will be overthrown if he
draws the sword. This lvas the extent of the
revolution. It was conservative and not de
structive; it was the vindication of the just
relations between man and man, and between
the citizens and the government, and estab
lished in the most satisfactory manner the sov.
ereignity of the people. Yet, we believe the
Union can be destroyed in a very short space
of time, however strongly we may believe that
the temple would be rebuilt very soon after.
We doubt very much whether the country
could escape civil war if the next President
should be like the incumbent and his prcde.
cessor. Four years more of National Demo,
cratic rule would inevitably produce revolt.
They have had the possession and control of
the government for seven years in succession,
and what, we would ask, is the state of things
to-day ? Disorganization in one branch of the
law-making power, treason in the capital in
the House, in the Senate, and even in the Ex
ecutive Departments treason in the Legisla
tures and the press of all the sea-board cotton
States, from North Carolina to Texas mis
sionaries of tieason, like Memminger, going
about from one State to another with the view
of forming a compact for rebellion. Disunion
is threatened if the majority shall exercise the
right with which they are specially iuvested
by tho Constitution. Men who cannot take
their seats in Congress until they have sworn
to obey the Constitution, utter treason in their
first Senatorial lispings. Now, the question
is, if seven years ol Democratic rule have
done so much, will not the overt act be reach
ed will not the traitors pass irom theory to
practice, in four years more ? We say, with
solemn earnestness, that a civil war cannot le
averted if the traitorous party known as the
National Democracy shall be entrusted with
the administration of the Federal Government
for another Presidential term. .They are un
dermining it from within, and conspiring o.
penly with its avowed and malicious foes out
side. They who administer it now, and they
who propose to destroy it, are brother parti
sans disunionists by their own confession.
Tbcy will tolerate its existence so long as it is
an engine in their hands, and a source of emol
ument and honor; but as soon as it shall ap
pear that they aro to be deprived of their
trust, they will destroy it, as a general blows
up the fortress which he is unablo to hold in
the lace of a victorious enemy. These are the
purposes which they avow in the Senate Cham
ber and the Hall of Representatives ; and yet,
with unparalleled, inveterate blindness, they
demand to be continued in power. Pledged
enemies of the Government and tho Union,
they are vain and rash enough to think that
the people are dolts enough to confide in them
for another term. The old fable of the wolf
asking to bo placed as shepherd over the fb-ck
were outdone, if the National Democracy
should be reinstated in power at the next
election. No ! It is time to put the Govern
ment in the keeping of men who will preserve
it and exercise its power in the interest, not
of faction and treason, but of patriotism ; who
will cherish the Union instead of mining it
irom within, and inviting assaults upon it from
without ; who will tolerate the expression of
all opinions, but who will not shrink from the
duty of punishing every treasonable act. Tho
prolongation of National Democratic rule
would curse the nation with a slave code for
the Territories, with tho repeal of the laws
prohibiting the African slave trade ; and these
in return would exasperate the feeling of the
North to such a degree, and produce such an
agitation that the disuniouists would have a
pretext with their own people for taking the
final step the step which they have medita
ted taking from the outset. Apart from the
everlasting disgrace which the free States
would incur by letting the slavery propagan
dists triumph over them in the next election,
there is really no way of averting civil war
no possible way of guarding against the im
pending evil except by wresting the powers
and sacred trusts of the nation from the im
pious hands which now hold them, and using
the one and guarding the other, agreeably to
the maxims delivered and the precedents set
by the fathers of tho Republic. .
A Broth of a Boy.' A fellow named John
E. Travis, but who assumed the names of Fer
guson, Hoyt, Waddam, and some half a dozen
other aliases, was arrested at West Point, Ste
phenson county, Illinois, by the Sheriff of
Boone county, on a charge of having married
two women in the latter county. He pretends
to be a "returned Californian" with untold
riches, and by his polite and winning manners,
the sequel shows, made great headway among
the ladies. Since his arrest it has been relia
bly ascertained that he bad, within the last few
months, married and swindled no less than
eleven different women confiding young la
dies and foolish widows. He is the recreant
son of a respectable family in Roscoe, Winne
bago county, was sent to the State prison sev
eral years ago, and instead of being a rich
"returned Californian," is a poor, worthless
scamp, in the guise of a gentleman.
Sharp Practice. Pending the discussion
of a bill granting a divorce in the Nebraska
Legislature, one of the members related an
instance of sharp practice of a couple resident
in tnat ierntory. They applied to the Legis
lature and obtained a divorce, and immediate
ly the man and wife pre-empted one hundred
and sixty acres of land apiece, and having
proved their title thereto, were married the
next day, after securing one hundred and six
ty acres of land by the operation.
Huntingdon, Pa., appears to be a great place
for big pigs. The American, of a recent date,
says: "The price asked for pigs is enormous
ly high ; some not larger than cats were sold
a few days since for $2,50 per head. On last
Thursday we purchased two quarts of pigs,
for which we had to pay $3 per quart."
PREPARED FOR THS "RAFTSMAN'S JOCRSAL."
Cumberland Cocstt. A few days ago, a
wagon, containing a set of harness and an
overcoat, was found in the woods near the
public road about two miles below New Cum
berland. From appearances, it has remained
there for some time, and spots of blood were
noticed on the wheels and bed of the wagon.
About the 1st of Sept., it is said, a man, with
a horse and wagon,was seen passing along the
road. JVbout the same time a seedy looking
individual asked a farmer the privilege of
sleeping in his barn. A bed was offered him,
but he refused, and insisted on sleeping in the
barn, when the farmer drove him off his prem
ises. A day or two after a stray horse was
taken up in the neighborhood, but no owner
could be found. Neither the horse, wagon,
harness or overcoat having ever been identifi
ed, it is now suspected that tho owner was
foully dealt with. The whole affair is involved
in mystery. ... Recently a man named Piper,
residing in the upper end of Cumberland
county, being afflicted with frozen feet, was
induced to try gun-powder as a remedy. Ac
cordingly, he placed'a small quantity of pow
der on a paper, and placed bis feet thereon ;
fire was then applied to the powder, with an
idea that the explosion produced thereby would
extract the frost from his feet. This was tried
twice. On the second trial, a vessel contain
ing a pound or two of powder, near at hand,
received a portien of the burning material,
and an explosion of tho whole was the result.
Mr. Piper was seriously injured, one of his
limbs and other portions of his body being se
verely burned. The house was materially
damaged.and but for the presence oi two boys,
the building would in all probability have been
Westmoreland County. On the 1st inst.,
at Pennstadt. a small child of a miner named
Cook, was playing about the fire, while an in
fant Mas lying on the floor. Presently the
elder child put the poker in the fire, and, after
allowing it to become well heated, ran it into
the eye of the babe, burning it completely out.
... On the night of the 3d, John Strublo, a
workman, fell into the salt pan at James Coch
ran's salt works, in Hempfieli lownship,scald
ing himself so severely as to cause his death
in about twelve hours. No one being there
to aid him he crawled out of the pan, took off
his coat and walked about 150 yards to tho
house and aroused the inmates, telling tbem
that he was scalded. He was about 50 years
of age. Whisky was the cause of the acci
dent. . . . Sirs. Sarah Dear,of Hempfield town
ship, a widow lady, aged 61 years, and a mid
wile by profession, was called to attend a
t eighbor woman, living a short distance from
her residence. A horse was brought for her,
and a neighbor man led it she conversing
cheerfully on the way. After alighting from
the horse, she sank down, and was immediate
ly conveyed into the house, where she expired
in a few seconds.
Potter Countt. The jewelry store of R.
J. Butter nrorUk in Condersport was entered on
the night of the 26th nit., and robbed of lifty
threo watches, valued at $500. The watches
had been left for repair, and some of them
ve re very good ones. . . .A man named Church-
hill was stabbed six times during a drunken
brawl at Cradlebanglrs on the evening of the
30th January. He was stabbed by a German
whose name is not given. . . . Three men,
named Ira Potter, Charles Lewis and Morrit
Chapel, were arrested on the 1st inst., charged
with stealing a number of articles from farm
ers and others. Potter and Lewis were com
mitted to jail. Chapel was discharged on bail.
Potter is an old offender.
Frasklis County. A few days ago a work
man in a straw paper manufactory, at Cham
bersburg.accidentally fell into one of the large
vessels used for steaming straw, and was scal
ded in a most horrible manner. He struggled
in tho boiling water some five or six minutes,
there being no one present to assist him out,
and after gaining the edge of the vessel, fell
back again into the heated liquid and received
a second scalding. His body,legs and left arm
were scalded in the most shocking manner,
the skia being stripped off the greater portion
of the surface and the fiesh deeply burnt. The
extent and severity of the scalding renders
his recovery very improbable.
Jefferson County. On Tuesday, 31st ult.,
Charles Anderson, residing near Russel's mill,
in Warsaw township, was severely injured by
the falling of a tree. Mr. Anderson was haul
ing a stick of timber toward the creek, when
the end of the stick slid off the road, against
a small dry pine, breaking it off and causing it
to fall across the road. As the tree fell, it
struck Mr. A. on the forehead and on the
shoulder, felling him to the ground, render
ing him- lifeless for a short time. He is re
covering and is now out of danger.
Washington County. A. young lady aged
fourteen years, the daughter of Israel Gregg,
residing in the borough of Greenfield, was se
verely burned on tho morning of the 7th ult.,
by her clothes taking fire whilst cookiug over
the grate. The severity of her burns, which
comprised tho whole surface of the breast,
back, arms, neck and face, caused her death.
. . . On the 1st Inst., the large steam flouring
mill of Henry Able, in Robinson township,
together with a large quantity of flour and
grain, was consumed by fire.
Indiana County. The store of J. S. Wa
terson & Sons in Blairsville, was entered on
the 30th ult., and various articles to the value
of $10 taken. . . . Mrs. Bridget Nevill died
suddenly of the disease of the heart on the
4th. . . . On the 3d inst., a womau named Mrs.
M. M'Connell, wife of Robert M'Connell, of
Burrell township, was severely burned, by her
clothes taking fire,whilst sitting near the grate
and rumor says intoxicated. It is thought
she may recover, but it is very dbubtful.
Cambria County. A colored man named
Kelly was beaten by ruffians in Johnstown a
few Dights since so severely that bis life is
despaired of. . . . The Catholics of Johnstown
are raising funds for the erection of anew
church in that place. They own the lot upon
which they intend to build.
Clarion County. On the 2d Febrnary, a
young man, named John Moore, of Ashland
township, accidentally shot himself, the ball
entered the arm belcw the shoulder and pass
ed through near the shoulder blade. He is in
a very precarious situation.
Turning a New Leaf. A Washington let.
ter writer, describing the scene of swearing in
members of Congress, says : The members
were then called up to be sworn in four or
five men at a time, all laying their right hand
on the open bible, and taking tho Constitu
tional path. There was some indications of
feeling when a particular member kissed the
page and passed the volume on to his neigh,
bor. The neighbor refused to kiss the same
page, but turned it over and kissed another
one. With this exception everything passed
Cured One day last week, Nathaniel Bra.
ley, of this town, who has suffered from deaf
ness for upwards of thirty years, called on Dr.
de Heintze, at the Piatt House., and had a pol
ypus removed from his ear, and his heariDg
restored at once. See the Doctor's advertise
ment. Orleans Republican.
Horace Greely.writing from the North West
ern States, is inclined to believe that Douglas
will be nominated at Cbarlestcn. No other
Democrat can make a show in that region,
Feb. 6. In the Senate bills were introdu
ced providing for a railroad and telegraph to
the Pacific, to reeulate the pay of officers and
pursers of the navy, and for the extension of
the preemption privilege io wuiomia. xe
olutions were offered directing Inquiry as to
the expediency of establishing semi-weekly
mails between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Pla
cerville, and New Orleans and El Paso. A
resolution was adopted calliDg for all instruc
tions and despatches sent to and received from
theate Minister to China and the former Com
missioner. The Commissioner on Claims re
ported a large number of private bills which
have been passed upon by the Court of Claims.
The Post Office appropriation bill was receiv
ed from the House,and referred. In the House,
the Post Office appropriation bill was passed.
It appropriates the sum of $4,296,000 for the
year 1859, six per cent, interest to be paid on
all sums due contractors, and $6,400,000 for
the service of 1800. Bills were introduced
providing for a revision of the tariff, the pay
ment of outstanding treasury notes, and to
authorize a loan. George Marston, of Now
Hampshire, was elected Doorkeeper, and
Joshua M. Lucas, of Illinois, Postmaster.
The House adjourned till Thursday, in order
to enable the Speaker to arrange the standing
Feb. 7. In the Senate, a joint resolution,
passed on the last day of the last session, ap
propriating money for the removal of the bar
and obstructions at the mouth of the Mississip
pi, was returned by the President, with a mes
sage stating bis objections to the same. Res
olutions were adopted appropriating $6,000
for the relief of Commander II. J. Uartstene,
and authorizing Commodore Shubnck to ac
cept a sword from Urquiza. Mr. Wilson
(Rep., Mass.) introduced a resolution to ap
point a Committee to inquire into the extent
of the power and patronage of the President
and Heads of Departments respecting removal
from and appointment to office,and also wheth
er any power or patronage is used to influence
the legislation of Congress, or elections, &c.
The Post Office Deficiency bill which was re
ported with amendments, was taken up. Af
ter some debate the consideration of the bill
was postponed, when the Senate went into ex
ecutive session, and afterward adjourned.
Feb. 8. In the Senate, a joint resolution
was offered, and under the rule' laid over, au
thorizing the Secretary of the Interior to make
arrangements for the dedication of the statue
of Washington on the 22d inst., and appropri
ating $3,000 therefor. Mr. Davis (Dem.,Miss)
reported in favor of printing 50,000 copies of
the reports of Messrs. Mordecai and Delafield,
of observations in the Crimea, at an expense
of $50,800. - The report was rejected. A res
olution was adopted to inquire into the expe
diency of establishing a line of mail steamers
between San Francisco and China, via the
Sandwich Islands. Tho Pof-t-Office Deficiency
Bill was then taken up and amended, byre
quiring that tho Post-Office, blanks shall
be printed by contract and by the lowest bid
der. The Senate then adjourned without dis
posing of the bill.
Feb. 9. In the Senate, Mr. Sumner (Rep.,
Mass.) introduced a resolution to inquire into
the expediency of further legislation lor the
prevention of crime and violence on board our
merchant marine. A debate was held on a
motion to print the Patent-Offics Report, in
which the Senate-Printer difficulty was refer
red to. It was finally ordered to bo printed,
one copy for each patentee. The Post-Office
Deficiency bill was then taken up, and debate
had on the proposition to grant six per cent,
interest to the contractors, which was finally
adopted. An amendment abolishing the frank
ing privilege, to take effect on the 10th of
April, was adopted, and then the bill passed,
when the Senate adjourned. In the House,
Mr. Sherman, Rep., Ohio, moved that the
House proceed to the election of a Printer;
but, after debate, the House refused to second
a call for the previous question. On motion
of Mr. Sherman, the election was then post
poned till Monday. On motion of Mr. Hoard,
Rep., N. Y., it was resolved to inquire into
the printing expenses, and provide a modifi
cation of the rates paid, with a view to greater
economy. The Standing Committees were
announced by the Speaker. The President's
Message was received, and referred to the
Committee of the Whole on the State of the
Union. Several Democratic members, disli
king the positions assigned them on the Com
mittees, asked to be excused from serving.
Notice was given of intention to introduce
quite a number of important bills, and the
Feb. 10. Senate not in session. In the
House, Mr. Morse, Rep., Me., introduced a
resolution calling for copies of communica
tions received from the British Government
since 1858, relative to the slave trade. Liid
over. Mr. M. also moved an inquiry into the
expediency of prohibiting American vessels
from engaging in the cooly trade or in trans
porting apprentices to the West Indies, which
was adopted. The Speaker laid before the
House a copy of the Wyandotte Kansas State
Constitution. Some time was spent in discus
sing a motion to appoint clerks to Committees,
when the House went into Committee on the
President's Message. The various subjects
were appropriately referred, the Pacific Rail
road question being sent to a select Committee
of fifteen. Mr. Ferry, Rep., Conn., took the
floor to reply to assaults upon the Republican
party. Mr. Regan, Dem., Texas, responded,
when the Committee rose. A memorial was
received from Mr. Blair of Missouri, contest
ing Mr. Barrett's seat, and referred.
Feb. 11. Senate not in session. In 'the
House, Mr. Morrill, Rep. Vt., presented a me
morial from William A. Howard, contesting
the seat of Mr. Cooper,Dem. Mich. Mr. Mor
ris, Dem. 111., moved a call for information
respecting the appointments to and removals
from office in Illinois by the present Adminis
tration. Mr. Barksdale, Dem. Miss., objected
to the reception of the resolutions, as being
out of order. John Cochrane presented the
resolutions of the New York Chamber of
Commerce relative to mail communication
with Mexico. The House then took up the
Post-Office Deficiency bill, when the amend
ment abolishing the franking privilege was
discussed. No conclusion
was come to, and
the House adjourned.
CLEARFIELD RIFLE COMPANY Yon
will meet for parade drill, at the Mt Joy
School houso in Lawrence township, on Wednes
day, Feb. 22d, at 10 o'clock, A.M., with your arms
and equipments in good order, and ammnnition
sufficient for 10 rounds. By order of the Captain.
Feb. 8. S. ALEX. FULTON, 1st Serg't.
ORPHANS' COURT SALE. Ey virtue of
an order, issued out of the Orphans' court of
Clearfield county, dated the 14th day of January,
1860, there will be offered for sale at Public Out
cry, on Saturday the 3d day of March, 1860, in
the Borough of Cnrwensvilln, in said county, all
the interest of decedent in that certain tract or
parcel of land, late tho estate of John S. Curry,
deceased, situated in Pike township, said county,
and bounded by land of Richard Curry's heirs on
the south, by lands of Levi Bloom on the west, by
lands of Frederick Bloom on the north, and by
lands of Fitch A Boynton on the east, containing
about Seventy-five Acres, more or less, having
thereon a two story plank house, stable, a young
orchard of grafted fruit trees, and water conve
nient; with about forty-five acres cleared and in
a fair state of cultivation. Sale to commence at
2 o'clock, P. M. TERMS Cash.
WILLIAM A. BLOOM,
Feb. 8, ISfiO. Adrn'rof John S. Curry, deo'd.
Advertisements set up with targe type or out of usual
siyiKicui oe cnargeti double price tor sjuice occupied
A TTENTION COMPANY.-The Moun
um. tain Cavalry will meet in full uniform for
rarade and Drill at Kylertown, on Wcdnesdav
rvu. iju. at iv o ciock, a m. vy order of tbe
Uaptain. J. W.T5TRAS FORD, First Serg.
A.ir.-iij iiu i jli:.. ireorge ness vs. Abrm
M-J 21 ess s heirs. Alias citation to the heir.
The undersigned having been appointed by the
Court Commissioners to take testimony in the
above case, now gives notic? to all persons inter
ested that I have appointed Friday the 21th of
l eb next, at 2 o clocK, at my office in the borough
oi i iearneia to near said testimony.
Feb. 15, 1860. WALTER BARRETT.
A DMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Letters
X. of Administration on the Estate of R. F
Ward, Sr., late of Clearfield Boro', Clearfield coun
ty, Pa., deceased, having been granted to the un
dersigned, residing in said liorougn, all persons
indebted to said estate are requested to make un
mediate payment, and those having claims asrainsi
the same, - will present them, duly authenticated
for settlement, to the undersigned.
WM. S. RADEBAUGH,
Feb. 15, lSGO.-Gt 11. FENT WARD.
REGISTER'S NOTICE. Notice is here
by given, that the following accounts have
been examined and passed by me, and remain filed
of record in this office for the inspection of heirs,
legatees, creditors, and all others in any other way
interested, and will be presented to the next Or
phans' Court of Clearfield County, to be held at
the Court House- in the Borough of Clearfield,
commencing on the 3d Monday of MARCH, I860,
for confirmation and allowance :
The Partial account of Samuel Widemire, one
of the Executors of the last will and testament of
Gideon Widemire. late of Penn township, Clear
field county, deceased.
Feb. 15. 1S60. JAS. WRIGLEY. Reg'r.
TVEW HOUSE, AND NEW ARRANGE.
J. MENr. 1 ho subscriber respectfully informs
the traveling public in general, and the water
men of the West Branch of the Susquehanna in
particular, that he has recently erected and just
opened a large and commodious Tavern House at
the well known landing at the mouth of Sany
Creek, in Covington townsnip. where he is prepa
red to entertain watermen and all others who may
favor him with their patronage. The house hss
been built expressly for the accommodation of the
public, and every attention will be given to the
comfort of those who visit him while thev remain.
Feb. 15, 18G0.-2in. LAWRENCE FLOOD.
DR. CHARLES DE HEINTZE, OCCU
LIST AND AURIST, Principal of the Oph
thalmic and Aural Infirmary of Buffalo. N. Y.,
can be consulted in Clearfield, at the Mansion
House, on Friday and Saturday March 9th and
10th. where he will give his personal services to
all the various diseases of the Eye at 1 Ear. Deaf
ness in all its stages, noises in the head, discharges
from the ears, all affections of the eye and vision,
as well as all Catarrhal difficultiee of the throat
and head, an these diseases often cause deafness
Stuttering and Stammering cured in fr m one to
three hours. IZlectro-magnetism is applied with
olten immediate result., even in such cases dccla
Dr. de If. perforins all operations in Opthalmic
and Aural Surgery. Feb. 15, 10.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, SS: Th Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania to the High
Sheriff of the county of Clearfield, Greeting:
Whereas, at an Orphans' Court held at Clearfield,
in nnd for the said county of Clearfield, the 11th
day ol January, in the year of our Lord one thou
sand eight hundred end sixty, before the Honor
orable Samuel Linn, E?q., President; and his As
sociate Judges of tho Court. In the matter of the
estate of Hannah Young, dce'd., the petition of
Jacob Young of DurnsiJe township. Clearfield co.,
in the State of Pennsylvania, was presented, get
ting forth that on the 10th day of .September, An
no Domini 1812, Anna Fisher, et., al , Executrix
of the last will and testament of James C. Fisher,
deceased, by deed recorded in Clearfield county,
in the office for recording deeds, Ac., in deed book
II. page 586, granted and conveyed to the peti
tioner a certain tract or piece of land situate in
Burnsido township aforesaid, being part of a lar
ger tract surveyed on a warrant granted to Cas
per Shaffner, Jr., beginning at a post and marked
corner of said tract, thence extending along the
northern line of said tract, south, eighty-nine de
gress east one hundred and sixty perches to a post,
thence south one degree west one hundred and
sixty perches to a post near a black oak, thence
north eighty-nine degrees west one hundred and
sixty perches to a post, nnd thence north one de
gree east one hundred and six perches to the place
of beginning, containing one hundred acres and
allowance, in trust for his mother, Hannah Young,
her heirs and assigns. That the said Hannah
Young hath since died on the 16th day of April,
A. D., 1850, leaving her surviving issue ninechil
dren, to wit : Jacob, the petitioner, Catharine,
who was intermarried with John Pentico, now
deceased, and who resided in Jasper county, in
the State of Iowa, her last post office address be
ing Newton. Polly, since deceased.' who was in
termarried with David Fulton, and who hath left
issue Hannah, Susannah, intermarried with Rob
ert Owens, Peggy, intermarried with Isaac Lee.
Elizabeth, intermarried with Samuel Fulton. Fan
ny, intermarried with James McCreary, and Hen
ry Young, to whom tho said land by the intestate
laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did
descend and come, the said Hannah Young having
died intestate. That the above is all the real es
tate which belonged to said Hannah Young at
her decease, and therefore praying the Honorable
Court to award an inquest to make partition of
the premises aforsaid, to and among the parties
interested therein, to wit: the parties above na
med, in such manner and in such proportions as
by the laws of this Commonwealth is directed, if
such partition can be made without prejudice to,
or spoiling the whole; but if such partition can
not be made thereof, then to value and appiaise
the same, and make return according to law, as
in duty bound.
And whereupon, the said Court on due proof and
consideration of the premises, awarded an inquest
for the purpose aforesaid. Notice to the heirs re
siding out of the State to be given by publication
in one newspaper published in the town of Clear
freld. for four consecutive weeks, and a copy there
of mailed to their post office address. John Young
appointed guardian ad litem, for Cyrus, Boyd S.,
Sarah, Catharine Frances and Elizabeth Fulton,
minor children of Polly Fulton.
We therefore command you, that- taking with
you twelve good and lawful men of your baili
wick, you go to and upon the premises aforesaid,
and there, in the presence of the partfes aforesaid
by you to bo warned (if upon being warned they
will be present) and having respect to the true
valuation thereof, and upon the oaths and affir
mations of the said twelve good and lawful men,
you make partition to and among the heirs and
legal representatives of the said intestate in such
manner and in such proportions as by the laws of
tho Commonwealth is directed, if the same can be
so parted and divided without prejudice to or
spoiling the whole. And if such partition cannot
be made thereof without prejudice to or spoiling
the whole, that then you cause the said inquest to
inquire and ascertain whether the same will con
veniently accommodate more than one of tho said
representatives of the said intestate, without pre
judice to or spoiling the whole, and if so, how
many it will as aforesaid accommodate, describing
each part' by notes and bounds, and returning a
just valuation of the same. But if the said inquest
by you to be summoned as aforesaid, to make the
said partition or valuation, shall be of opinion
that the premises aforesaid, with the appurtenan
ces, cannot be so parted and divided as to accom
modate more than ofio of the satd representatives
of the said intestate, that then you cause the in
quest to value tho whole of the said real estato
with the appurtenances, having respeot to the true
value thereof agreeably to law. And that the
partition or valuation so made, you distinctly and
openly have before our said Justices at Clearfield
at an Orphans' Court there to be held on the reg
ular d:fy of sessions thereof, after such inquost
shall be made, under your hand and seal, and un
der the hands and seals of those by whose oaths
or affirmations you shall make such partion or val
uation. And have you then and there this writ.
WITNESS Samuel Linn. Esq., President of our
said Court at Clearfield aforesaid, the 11th day of
January, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and sixty. JAS. WRIGLEY.
Feb. 15,J860. Clerk of 0. C.
THE Head of the Susquehanna Shear Boom It
now opposite Samuel Carothers' house, a di
tance of about eighty rods below the Railroad
Bridge at Lynden. Jan. 18, 1860-pd.
AMBROTYPES. The undersigned has o
pened out an Ambrotype Gallery up-stairi in
Shaw's row.where he will be pleased to take Like
nesses for all who may favor him with a call ou
short notice and reasonable terms. '
Febrnary l,1860-4t. CHARLES IIOLES.
OAL! COAL!! COAL!!! Th-nnJ
ed informs the citizens of ClcarfieM ..'
cinity, that he is prepared to furnish the best qual
ity of Coal from Moore's bank, for roithin or
stoves, free from sulphur, at 6 cents if dewe,0)j..
or 4 cents at the bank. Orders will be given at a
C. Flanigan's Saloon for the Cash. Buckwheat of
Corn will be taken in exchange for coal.
Dee. 21, 1859 MARTIN CONNELLY.
SOMETHING NEW IN THE PEACE
FUL VILLAGE OF CURWENSVILLE.
The undersigned having entered into partnership
in the Foundry Business, undor the name and
style of Robison &, Denmark, respectfully an
nounce to the public that they have constantly on
hand, or will make to order, Stoves, Plows, aD(j
all other Castings commonly used in the country
which they will sell at the lowest rates for eusk '.
or exchange on the most advantageous terms for
old metal, or approved country produce,
February 1,1860. D.J. DENMARK.
LEGAL NOTICE. In the matter of the Ei
tate of Abram Hess, deceased, late of Bogg
township, Clearfield county. Upon application
being made to the Orphans' court of Clearfield
county, at January term 1860, to wit: on the 16th'
day of January, 1860, the Court appointed theun
dersigned an Auditor to ascertain the respective
chares of the heirs in the above estate.
All persons interested will take notice that I
have appointed Friday the 9th day of March next.,
at 10 o'clock, A.M.. at tho oBiceof Larimer 4 Test,
in the Borough of Clearfield, to hear the claiinantt
and execute the duties of my appointment.
Feb. 1. 1860-4t. J. 11. LARRIMER, Aud.
BOGGS TP. FAR.TIS FOR SALE. One
containing 124 acres 85 cleared and under
good fence. A log house 22 by 26, plank house 16
by 18, log barn, smithy and all necessary out-buildings
thereon. Large epringand spring-house con
venient to house. The land is well watered and
has sufficient wood and fencing timber. There ii
an orchard of largo grafted trees, and a young or
chard on place, all ch oice fruit. It is convenient
for pasturing droves. ALSO, one containing 90 a
cres 10 cleared and under fence balance well
timbered. This land has a log house and stable
thereon. For terms apply to
October 13. L. J. CRANS, Clearfield.
BIBLES. The Bible Society of Clearfield co.,
hereby gives notice that their books, name
ly. Bibles and Testaments, are deposited in the of
fice of James Wriglcy, Register and Recorder at
Clearfield. Tlx hnnka nre of riru.m ,'.. .
dapted to supply either private individuals or Sun
day Schools at very cheap rates. Very fubstan
tial bibles can be bad as low as 25 cents apiece,
and testaments as low as 6j cents apiece.
The Tiptmlft of th ennntv .nnr.iw -
. 11 ..... . . m 1 1 i aiu ninti 1 u -
vited to leave with Mr. Wriglcy any donation they
may bo pleased to make in aid" of the funds of the
Soeicty. Signed by order of the Executive Cotu
mittee. . ALEX. MoLEOD. Prsi,l.nt
BELLEFONTE MARBLE WORKS!
The' undersigned adopts this method of in
forming the -public and tbe patrons of the late.
firm Of S. A.tlih.SOn t I'll . that lin rlix.,. ....
rying on the MARBLE Ur.SINESS in Eello
fonte, in all its various branch nn.l will K.-i.t
himself alwavs in readings tn (ni-nwH tt,r.e
call upon him. with all kinds of Cemetery Work,
of the latest classical designs, and superior work
manship, such as Monument. Box Tombs, Cra
dle Tombs. Sires. OLelixl dm-iti 'Vr.mi. T--.
ble Tombs, Head Stones, Carved. Sculptured or
r i - . . ..
i tain, as cueap, ii not cneaper, tnan they can be
had at anv other establishment in. I ha or.nnr
Thankful for past favors, tho undersigned solicit,
an increase of patronage. WM. (1AIIAG AN'
Bellefonte. Pa., March 2.'1 1859-tf.
OUR MUSICAL FRIEND "0r Musical
Friend" a Rare Companion for the Wiutsr
Months. Every Pianist, every Singer, every Tea
cher, every Pupil, every Ameteur, should procure
this weekly Publication of Vocal and Piano Forte
Music, costing but 10 Ceata n number, and pro
nounced by the entire Press of the country, to be
The Best and Cheapest Work of the kind in the
World." Twelve full-sized Pages of Vocal and
Piana Forte Music for 10 cts. Yearly, 55 ; Half
yearly. S2 50; Quarterly, St 25. Subscribe to
Our Musical Friend," or order it from the neat
est Newsdealer, and you will have Music enough
for your entire famiiy and at insignificant eost ;
nnd if you want Musio for the Flute, Violin, Cor
net, Clarionet. Accordion, etc., etc , subscribe to
the "Solo Melodist," containing 12 pages, costing
only 10 cents a n amber ; Yearly. ?2 50 ; Half-yearly,
SI 25. All tbe back numbers at 10 cents, and.
Bound Volumes, containing 17 Nnmbe s. at S2 50
each, constantly on hand. C. B. SEYMOUR A CO.
Feb. 1, I860. 107 Nassau St.. New-York.
JOSHUA S. JOHNSON, CABINET MAKER
having fitted tip a shop a few doors east of
the '-Old Jew Store," on Market street, desires to
inform the community at large, that he keeps ou
hand a variety of CAUIXJST WORK, at hii
shop, and that he manufactures to order, (of su
perior finish.) every description of Household and
Kitchen furniture, among which are Centre, and
Dining Tables ; Mahogony nnd Common Bureau,
Common and Fancy Bedsteads, Stands, Safes, Cup
boards. Sofas, Lounges. Ae., which he is. determin
ed to dispose of at as cheap rates, for cash, as they
can be purchased at any other establishment of
tho sort in the county. Persons wishing to buy
furniture are invited to come to his shop and ex
amine his articles, and judge for themselves of its
quality and finish, before purchasing elsewhere,
as he feels confident that he ean suit them in price
and quality. Country produce will be taken in
payment for furniture. November 10, 1S58.
N- B. He is also" prepared to make COFFINS to
order on the shortest" notice, and attend funeral
with a hearse, when called upon. J. S. J.
NEW FIRM AND NEW GOODS The un
dersigned, having become sole owner of tho
store of Eliza Irvin & Sons, in Curwensville, Ta.,
would' respectfully inform tho public, and the old
customers of the establishment, that he has just
received from the East, a large and extensive as
sortment of SPRING A SUMMER GOODS, which
he will disposo of at the lowest prices.
He desires to call particular attention to the
great variety of LADIES' DRESS GOODS, which
have been selected with an express view to meet
tho wants of the community. He has also Clotha
and Cassituere3 of the latest styles, and a larg
stock of Ready-made Clothing, Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes, Ladies' Bon nets of the latest
fashion; Mackerel and Herring; Sugar, Tea and
Molasses; Hardware, Queensware, Ac., Ac, all of
which he will sell at prices to suit the times.
Lumber and country produce of all kinds, tfc
ken in exchange for Goods.
He invites purchasers to give him a call before,
supplying themselves elsewhere.
Curwensville, Pa., May 18. 1859.
LATEST NEWS FROM HARPER'S
FERRY. lirovn, tke leader of the Insur
rection, found guilty of Murder aid Treason in
the Fiist degree. Ihe above named insurrection'
caused a great deal of gas to be let off by leading
politicians and tho political press of this great
country, and in fact, the majority of the people of
all parties, were more or less excited on reading
the first account of tho insurrection some of th
papers trying to make political capital out of the
affair and others miking light of the matter. But
if it had been an Italian strike for Freedom a
gainst their lawful sovereign, led on by Matxinni
or Garibaldi, the Press of this country, with but
one exception, would call meetings and pass reso
lutions and solicit subscriptions to aid them in
their so called patriotic work ; but amidst !1 this
inconsistency there rs one man that is not the least
interested in the fate of Brown or his companions,
and that one is Frank Short X the. Short Shoe
Shop on Second street, where he will be found at
all times ready and willing to wait upon persons
calling on him for anything i,n the Boot, shoe or
Gaiter line. Thankful for past favors he only asks
a continuance of the same, and will sell as cheap
for cash or hides as any other man in the eosnty.
KovemberS, 1M9, FRAKK6H0BT.