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8. B. now. EIHTOR AND PBOrKlETOR.
f CLEARFIELD, PA., MARCH II, 18GO.
- FOR PRESIDENT,
, GEN. SIMON CAMERON",
Subject to the decision of the Chicago Convention.
HON. ANDREW G. CUKTIN.
THE GUBERNATORIAL CONTEST.
The two great parties ia Pennsylvania hav
ing selected their standard-bearers lor the Gu
bernatorial contest, it may be well enough, at
this time, to draw attention to some ot the is
sues that will bo affected by the result. It is
so apparent as scarcely to require mention to
be made of it, that the Governor's election
uill tend, in no small degree, to decide the
great struggle which is to follow in Novem
ber, and with it questions affecting the pros
perity of the country and the stability of the
government whether the system of misrule
now prevailing at the National Capital shall bo
continued, or a new and better order of things
bo introduced. Tno reckless course of th c
present National Administration its utter
disregard of the interests of the laboring clas
set its base truckling to the slave power its
countenance of fraud and violence, whereby
the will of the majority was frustrated its
connivap.ee at, if not its direct participation in,
tho most stupendous corruptions which have
ever disgraced our Government since its or
ganization arc all well known. Should the
Democratic party succeed at the October elec
tion in electing their candidate for Governor,
it will be hailed by tho spoilsmen, throughout
the country, as an endorsement of Mr. Buchan
an's course, and that Pennsylvania desires a
continuance of Democratic rulo at Washing
ton. On the other hand, if the People's can
didate is elected, which is as certain as any
event to come can bo, it will be regarded ev
erywhere as a condemnation of tho conduct of
the .National Administration, and as an irre
sistablc demand that the reins of government
bo placed in new hands.
The talk about Foster's nomination' being a
"spontaneous" movement of the masses of the
Democratic party, is all bosh and gammon.
He is not the popular man that he is claimed
to be The truth is, ho has been singularly
unfortunate on nearly every occasion that he
was before the people as a candidate. No
longer ago than 183S, he was beat for Con
gress over 1000 votes in a district that a few
years beforo gave 2-300 Democratic majority.
But let us see how his nomination was brought
about. When it was proposed to elect him a
delegate to Charleston, he received SO votes,
and then his name was withdrawn. Subse
quently he received but i votes for Elector at
large, and the ballot, so far as it concerned
' hini, was ordered to be expunged, because he
was "too good a man" to have his name appear
in the proceedings with so small a vote ! Next
came the ballotings for Governor. On the
first he had 4, on the second he had 11 votes.
On the third, Witte had 54, Fry 30, &c. As
tho ballot progressed, every now and then a
Buchanan man, who had previously voted for
Witte, changed over to Foster, making a set
speech so'as to insure a cheer from the outsi
ders and help on tho arrangement. In this
way lie received 24 votes, by the time the list
was called through. At this juncture, Mr.
Dietrich," another Bucjjanan man, made the
motion that Foster be nominated by, acclama
tion, which tho President declared carried!
If the nomination was made as is now con
tended, how did it happen that among the"
first seized by the "inspiration" were custom
house officers and other wire-pullers of the
National Administration 1 Why did they take
such an activo part in tho mo'vement, if it
was not in accordance with the wishes and se
cret manoeuvres of "the power behind the
throne ?" Tho spontaneous combustion idea
won't do it will require something more sub
stantial to elect Mr. Foster.
There is, however, little need of indulging
in any such speculation. Andy Curtin will be
tho next Governor of Pennsylvania, beyond a
doubt. lie is a gentleman of unusual public
rpirit, and his whole soul is bound up in the
development of the immense mineral and ag
ricultural resources of his native State. By
birth, education, and lifelong habit and asso
ciation, he is a Protectionist, and a tradition
ary believer in Free Labor, and in that policy
which purposely encourages, diversifies, and
perfects all the arts, industries and refinements
of a free and civilized community. lie unites
an even temper and a solid judgment, to great
knowledge, not only of books, but of men and
affairs. No man in the Commonwealth, is
more familiar with its history, or with its vari
ous local interests ; with its diversified capaci
ties and requirements'; with its legislation, its
policy, and its public opinion. In all his pri
vate relations, and in the discharge of bis offi
cial duties, he has achieved a high character
for probity and bonor. ; In head and heart, in
temperament and action, bo is an ingrained
Pennsylvanian. Within our broad limits there
is none who can and will make a better Gov
ernor; and if the people tbo mechanics, the
laboring men, the "hard-fisted yeomanry"
understand their own interests, they will rally
in a body to bis support, and elect him over
Sir. Foster, who, whatever may bo said in bis
favor, stands on a platform that endorses the
corrupt and imbecile Administration of Mr.
Buchanan, from the odium of which he can
not bo detached by tho specious arguments
nd explanations of the managers of his party.
THE SAME OLD DODGE.
The Democratic leaders of this State, al
most uniformly as a Presidential election ap
proaches, get up some game or other for the
purpose of deceiving the honest people, and
drawing them into the support of their candi
dates. Who does not recollect tho cry of
"Polk, Dallas, and the Tariff of '42," and that
equally delusive one, of more recent use, "Bu
chanan and Free Kansas ?" Uenry Clay hav
ing been cheated out of the vote of Pennsyl
vania by the bold and false assumption that
Polk was a better tariff man than he, it is not.
surprising, now that protection is an issue, to
find that the late Democratic State Convention
held at Reading should have had brass enough
to pass the following resolution:
Resolved, That the convictions of the Dem
ocratic party of Pennsylvania remain unsha
ken in tho wisdom and justness of adequate
protection for the iron, coal, wool, and other
great staples of the country, based on the ne
cessity of a reasonable revenue system for the
General Government, and that wo approve of
the views of President Buchanan on the sub
ject of specific duties, and desire our Repre
sentatives in Congress to procure such a mod
ideation of the existing laws as the unwise le
gislation of the Republican party of 1857 ren
ders absolutely necessary for the prosperity of
tho great industrial interests of Pennsylvania.
Isn't that refrigerating ? The modification
of the Tariff effected in 1857 was recommend
ed and formally approved by President Pierce,
elected by the aid of these same Pennsylvania
It is further true that the Republicans had
not a majority in tho House, and did not com
pose a fourth of the Senate.'
That the only Democrats from Pennsylvania
(Messrs. Florence and Packer) who voted ei
ther way on that bill, voted for it.
That quite a number of Republicans, inclu
ding Mr. Sherman, now leader of the House,
voted against it.
That it was in no sense a party measure, but
was supported and opposed by members of all
parties, with no regard to politics.
We might go on multiplying facts which
prove the utter knavery of the resolve above
quoted but to what end ? Its authors in
tended it only for effect on those who never
see any exposure of their tricks, and do not
want to see any. If nailing cfceats to the pil
lory were now in fashion, those authors would
have been earless long ago.
A Pleasant Style of Dixixo. Tbe French
have a pleasant way of dining. They don't
make a solemn business of it as we Americans
arc apt to do. It is with them a joyous affair,
enlivened with pleasant small talk, wit and
repartee. The table is gay with boquets and
wreaths, and the dishes being brought in hot
from the kitchen, and hauded around to the
guests, there ore no lukewarm soups and meats
and chilled gravies, to disgust the palate, and
no half denuded joints and skeletons or fish
and fowl to offend the eye. At a ceremonious
dinner, every lady finds on her plate a fragrant
nosegay. The desserts too and French des
sert is as picturesque as it is delicious are
all arranged on the table before the meal be
gins. The dinner at this season usually opens
with a course of little Ostend Oysters, on the
half shell a couple of dozen or so to each
guest. Then como the soups such soups
are not prepared anywhere out of Fiance.
There is one made out of fresh water lobsters,
that is supreme. Fish succeeds, and then
come the solids, if such ctherial things as
chickens"and lobster fricasso with truffles and
mushrooms, ragouts, haricots, white meats
dressed with cream, brown meats stuffed and
larded, and game, may be so called. Salads,
the "fixings" of which would have reconciled
Ncbuchaduezzar to vegetarianism, come next,
and a long catalogue of delicate goodies clo
ses the repast. Light wines.aro slightly dip
ped into during its progress, and light hearts
give a zest to the entertainment. Englishmen
dine lugubriously. So" do we. Why can't
we be merry over our meals like the French ?
Mirth helps digestion.
Isaac G. Gordon, Esq. The Harrisburg
correspondent of the Philadelphia Press, un
der date of March 2d, pays a deserved com
plement to our worthy Representative in the
State Legislature, Isaac G. Gordon, Esq., in
the following paragraph :
"The bill exempting from sale for debt the
house of a man of family, providing it does
not exceed in value $1,000, was discussed and
postponed for two weeks. Mr. Gordon, of
Jefferson, made a very sensible speech in its
favor. lie said, befoie examining it, he had
been unfavorably impressed, but upon a care
ful inspection, he found it right, and would
vote for it. Mr. Gordon is one of the most
clear-headed men in the House ; one of the
best law3-ers, and always acts apparently for
the greatest good of the greatest number.".
Too Modest to be Grateful. The Liver
pool Albion says that a young lady, the eldest
daughter of a well known Baronet, was so deep
:a Jim 1 1 . i
a siccpci null ii nas anvajs uuucuib 10 waiiu
her ; and in tho year 18-38 a firo broke out at
night in the family mansion, when a male do
mestic burst into her room, and,snatching her
as she lay in bed, conveyed her to a place of
safety. Strange to say, tho lady's high sense
of modesty caused ber preserver to be dis
charged from her father's service. Tho lady,
is still unmarried, but the man who risked bis
life to save that of his mistress, has been re
warded by a legacy of .500, bequeathed to
him by his late master.
A Somxambclist in a Ball Room. One
evening recently, while the youth and beauty
of Centerville, Illinois, were gathered at a so
cial party at the Centerville Exchange, an old
gentleman, who was subject to spells of walk
ing in his sleep, after going to bed fell into a
slumber, a la somnambula. He arose from his
bed, attired in nothing but a shirt, and walked
directly among those who were participating
in tho scenes of festivity. The snrpriso was
said to be more astonishing than agreeable.
The papers say there is a great demand for
women in Oregon. Isn't there a demand for
women everywhere 1 There are plenty of la
dies dainty creatures, with solt hands and
softer heads, puffed with hoops in the lower
story and nousonse in the upper but genu
ine, sensible women are in demand all over
creation. They are far more valuable than
diamonds, better than gold, and safer to in
vest in than the best State stocks.
The Opposition members of tho Ways and
Means Committee, at Washington, have ma
tured a Tariff, and are ready to report whenev
er tho opportunity is offered. The main fea
tures of Mr. Morrill's bill are preserved.
DAn Irish paper says, that among thoso
mortally wounded at Wateiloo, was Major O'
Brien, afltmard mayor of Dublin.
What Mr. Graxt Berkelt saw at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel Ixterestixq to To
bacco Chewees. I went to see this huge
building, and found that it was not only a ho
tel, but also a sort of inclosnre for the society
it temporarily contained, inasmuch as a prom
enade of its inhabitants took place every eve
ning in tho long passage round the hotel a
very interesting proceeding, I should conceive
to any occupant desiring.quiet. Many of the
doors of the respective apartments opening in
to this public highway, of course the measur
ed tread of people, arm in arm, was to the im
aginative listener, as the march of soldiers,
and while it continued rest was out of the
question. Of course, the larger the hotels,
the greater number of. loungers there are in
tho entrance hails, seated in every attitude
not designed by nature to give them rest
their shoulders, and at times the backs of their
heads, being those portions of tho human
frame applied to chairs and benches, used
to be sat on in a more natural way. In one
of these large halls, where everybody is loun
ging, smoking and chewing tobacco, if all
chance to cease speaking together, in that mo
mentary silenco there is precisely the same
noise, but with a moro filthy effect, that there
is beneath a large rookery at night. The dirt
from the lips of men,. and the same from the
rooks, in noiso, quality and quantity, are very
Movements in Italy. From tho correspon
dence pf the London journals we learn that
there are at present about 50,000 French troops
in Northern Italy. At latest accounts they
were concentrating at Brescia, which is with
in a day's march of the river Mincio. Austria
was actively -engaged in strengthening her
fortifications, as if anticipating a fresh en
counter. The number of ber troops in Italy
or tho adjoining provinces was estimated by
Austrian officers at 300,000. The Neapolitan
army was gradually moving In the direction of
the Papal States. The Pope had appointed
Myerboler as generalissimo of his troops a
step that was looked upon as an indication of
renewed hostilities. The Austrian Emperor
had especially declared that, however it might
be with the duchies of Parma and Modena he
could not think of abandoning the Grand
Duke of Tuscany ; or permitting the separa
tion of the Romagna from the remaining
States of tho Church. It was further stated
that Counts Vay and Prouay had returned un
successful from Hungary, to which they had
been sent for the purpose of conciliating the
Protestants. Kossuth has lately disappeared
from London, and is supposed to be turning
the present difficulties to account.
Consumption of Coffee, Tea and Sugar in
the United States. The consumption of cof
fee in tho United Status has increased from
fifty-four millions of pounds in 1834, to two
hundred and fifty-one millions in 1859. In
1834 the consumption was three pounds per
head ; at the present time it is eight pounds.
Its price was lowest iu 1819, when it was sold
at about the price as tho duty levied upon it
at tbe Cusioni House prior to 1833. Tho ave
rage price for the last thirty years has been
below nine cents per pound. The consumption
of tea has increased during the same period,
from thirteen millions of pounds to thirty-six
millions. Its average price for the last twenty-five
years has been forty-eight cents per
pound. The average duty levied upon it at
the Custom House prior to 1833 was thirty-two
cents per pound. The consumption of sugar
during the same period has increased from one
hundred and ninety-five millions of pounds to
eight hundred and eighty-four millions. Its
price was lowest in 1842, and for three years
was below four cents per pound.
The steamer Nova-Scotian, from Liverpool
Feb. 22, brings four days later news. The
ship Luna, from Havre for New-Orleans, had
been wrecked on the French coast. Out of
eighty-eight passengers and twenty-two crew,
only two persons wcro saved. Mr. Disraeli's
motion to consider the French treaty in ad
vance of the budget was negatived, showing
a majority for the Government. It was repor
ted that the French Government will agree to
a modificrtion of the coal stipulations. .The
French Ministerial circulars demand obedience
to the laws from the clergy on the Roman ques
tion. Prussia and Russia, it was reported,
had joined in a proposal for a Conference of
the five great Powers. Hanover had agreed
to submit the question of State dues to a gen
eral Conference. A Hong Kong letter states
that the claims of American citizens for los
ses at Canton in the year 1856 are in a fair way
A Non-Intercourse Man Converted. The
Chatanooga, Ga., Advertiser,gives the follow
ing romantic conversation of an anti-Yankee
Georgian : "Not a thousand miles from here,
there lives a gentleman of the real thunder
and lightning, red flag school of political be
lief; a jam up' southerner, and death upon
the Yankees. He was a widower, and bad a
daughter attending schooljand on ascertaining
that the teacher was one of the down east
girls, took his daughter from the school, re
solved to have nothing to do with the down
easter wasn't going to have his girl taught
by any such person. Shortly after he took
his daughter from school he happens to be
traveling on the. same train with the Yankee
school marm, is introduced, is rather pleased,
becomes interested, is got, and is a goner.
The lankee school teacher Is now Mrs. ."
The President has sent an army to the Rio
Grando ostensibly for the protection of the
Texas frontier, but with the authority to in
vade Mexico should such action be deemed
necessary. This may lead to another war with
the latter nation. Had the President posted
troops in. Texas at the proper time, a small
body of men could have maintained the peace,
and tho government would have been spared
the shame of declaring war with a weak and
distracted State. This concentration of troops
on the Rio Grande will add millions to the
public expense, while it may lead to results
which will detract materially from our nation
Fighting the Tiger in Washington. A
Washington correspondent of the Chicago pa
pers writes: "The blacklegs are reaping a
rich harvest since the members have drawn
their pay. They have cleaned out several al
ready of every dollar received from the Trea
sury. Night before last a member from a
Western State, visited one of the fashionable
hells. Before morning ho was stripped of
1,860, being the entire salary and mileago
due him, which he had drawn the same day.
na was carried home towards daylight in an
oblivions state of intoxication. In other words,
dead drunk and clean plucked."
A terrible tragedy was enacted on the 8th
March in Syracuse, N. Y. A husband, whose
wife's honor had been tampered with by a
physiciaa, first poisoned his two children and
then himself, the poison proving fatal in each
case. The man's name is Tinker, and that of
the physician Searles. The latter has been
locked up in the Penitentiary to protect him
from the indignation of the citizens.
Pocket Picked. Last Friday, a lady from
Montoursvillc, Lycoming co., had ber pocket
relieved of $25 whilst standing on the plat
form at the Depot at Harrisburg, waiting for
the Northern Central cars.
March 5 In the Senate, Mr. Sumner, R.,
Mass., introduced a resolution calling upon
the President for copies of all correspondence
relating to the propositions on maritime law
and nentral rights by the Congress ot Fans of
the 16th April, 18o6. The bill creating a new
land district in Washington Territory was pas
sed. The bill relative to the treaty with Spain
was made the special order for the 19th inst.
The bill authorizing the sale of arms to the
States was taken up, when Mr. Fessendon,
Rep., Me., moved an amendment prohibiting
any State or Territory from purchasing a
greater number than its population would jus
tify. The hour for the special order, being
the bill to amend the act establishing the Court
of Claims, having arrived, no action was taken
on Mr. F.'s amendment, and the bill was laid
aside. The Claims Court bill being taken up,
Mr. Bayard, Dera., Del., explained its provis
ions and advocated its passage. Mr. Hale,
Rep., N. H., moved an amendment requiring
that an appropriation be made by Congress
before any money is paid out of the Treasury.
Some discussion was had, when the motion to
amend was lost. Some other amendments
were proposed and made, when, alter discus
sion, the Senate adjourned without disposing
of the bill. In the House, Mr. Millson, Dem.,
Va., moved that the IIouso proceed to tho e
lection of a Chaplain to officiate alternately
with tho one already chosen by the Senate.
A discussion ensued, in which much confu
sion and excitement prevailed, several gentle
men proposing to extend an invitation to min
isters of all denominations to officiate alter
nately. But Mr. Millson's resolution was fi
nally adopted. Mr. Sherman, Rep., O., made
an ineffectual effort to have the bill regulating
the mileage of members of Congress reduced
to twenty cents per mile, straight line travel
ing, taken up. lie gave notice that he would
renew his motion to-morrow. Ho also asked
consent to move that the subject of a Pacific
Railroad bo referred to a Select Committee of
fifteen he declining to serve on the Commit
tee. Mr. Curry, Dem., Ala., objected. Mr.
S. then moved a suspension of the rules,
which was agreed to, and the motion adopted.
Mr. Burroughs, Rep.. N. Y., asked consent to
move the appointment ot a committee of nine
to inquire into the expediency of aiding New
York in the construction a ship canal round
tho Falls of Niagara. Objections were made.
Mr. Barksdale, Dem., Miss., asked leave to of
fer a resolution fixing on the 4th of June a3
tho day for tho adjournment of Congrcfs. Mr.
Grow, Rep., Pa., suggested ad an amendment
that Congress adjourn when all its business is
transacted. The House refused to entertain
the proposition. Mr. Covode, Rep., Pa., ask-
l ed leave to offer a resolution for the appoint
ment of a Committee of five for the purpose
of investigating whether the President or any
other officer of the Government has, with mon
ey, patronage, or any other improper means,
sought to influence Congress or any Commit
tee thereof with regard to the rights of the
States or Territories, and also to make invtis
Jigalion into a number of matters connected
with Government. Mr. .Florence. Dem., Pa.,
objected to the introduction of the resolution,
as also did a number of other Democrats. The
suspension o'f the rules was moved, amid much
excitement, when the House agreed to the
motion, and the resolution was adopted. Mr.
Reagan, Deni., Texas, offered a joint resolu
tion that the sum of $5,000,000 be placed at
the disposal of the President, to defray the
expenses of the volunteer forces to be called
into military servico on the Rio Grande fron
tier. The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Military Affairs, when the House
March G Tho Vice President sent to the
Senate a certified copy of the Kansas Consti
tution. Mr. Brown, of Miss., addressed the
Senate at length on his resolution relative to
the Territories, showing wherein he differed
from the majority of his party. Mr. Fitch,
Dera., Ind., replied. The Senate agreed to
visit Mount Vernon next day. In tbe House,
Mr. Schwartz, of Pa., endeavored to introduce
a resolution, directing an inquiry into tho ex
pediency of restoring the compensation of
members of Congress, and reducing the allow
ance of mileage, but objections were made.
Rev. Thos. II. Stockton, of Philadelphia, was
elected Chaplain on a second ballot being ta
ken, by a majority of 1G. On motion of Mr.
Sherman, the Congressional mileage bill was
taken up and passed by a vote of 154 to 16.
This bill will reduce the mileage paid mem
bers about one-half, should it pass the Senate,
which is extremely doubtful. Mr. Hoard of
fered a resolution calling for a select commit
tee to inquire into certain statements made by
Messrs. Adrain, Ilaskin and Hickman, last
December to the effect that the President had
endeavored to bribe them from their course of
duty. After an exciting debate the lesolution
was adopted. .
March 7 Mr,. Seward presented to the
Senate petitions for the Homestead bill and
for protection on coal and iron. The bill,
making appropriations to carry into effect the
treaty stipulations with the Indians of Oregon
and Washington, was passed. Mr. Wade, of
Ohio, spoke at length on Brown's Territorial
resolutions. Mr. Toombs, of Ga., who con
sidered himself misrepresented, reiterated his
position. In the House, Mr. Thayer reported
against Mr. Morrill's Agricultural bill, the
consideration of which was postponed. Mr.
Aldrich, of Minn., endeavored to obtain con
sent, but failed, to introduce a resolution di
recting inquiry to be made into the expedien
cy of removing the National Capitol to some
point west of the Mississippi. Messrs. Van
Wyck, of N. Y., Perry of Me., and Moorhead
of Pa., made speeches in Committee of the
March 9. Mr. Thaddeus Hyatt, who had
refused to appear before the Senate Harper's
Ferry Investigating Committee, was brought
in, and in response to the Vice President's
inquiry, said be was ready to answer, present
ing a voluminous document to be read as his
reply. This was, on motion of Mr.-Mason,
Dem., a., sent to tho Clerk to be read,
wnen tne reading was Interrupted by Mr. Ma
son, who regarded the paper not so much of
an answer as an argument. Debate ensued
cpon the objection, and Mr. Trumbull moved
that the paper be referred to the Committee,
and Mr. Hyatt remanded. Further discussion
was bad. and Mr. T. withdrew his motion,
when it was renewed by Mr. Benjamin, Dem.,
La. But the Senate ordered the paper to be
read by yeas 40 against nays 12. After the
reading was completed, Mr. Mason recapitula
ted the facts of Mr. Hyatt's summons and ar
rest, together with the points contained m the
answer. He then moved that Mr. Hyatt be
confined in tho jail until he signifies his wil
lingness to appear and answer all proper and
legal questions that may be put to him by the
Select Committee of tho Senate. Messrs.
Doolittle, Rep., Wis., and Fessendon, Rep.,
Me., saying that they wanted time to examine
this question, Mr. Mason varied his motion so
as to order that Mr. Hyatt be remanded to the
custody of the Sergeant-at-arms until the fur
ther orders of the Senate. In the House, the
Committee on the subject of a Pacific Rail
road was announced. The Committee on the
Corruptions of the Executive Department was
also announced, and consists ot Messrs. Co
vode, Rep., Pa., Olin, Rep., N. Y., Winslow,
Dem., S. C, Train, Rep., Mass., and Robin
son, Rep., 111.
Pickles in glazed pans, cross dogs, and de.
lays are dangerous,
- PENNSYLVANIA ITEMS.
prepared for the "raftsman's journal."
Indiana County. On the 1st Inst.',Mr. Geo
Fleck, while assisting to run a raft down the
Big Mahoninc, fell off the raft at Punxsutaw-
ney. and was swept underneath it. The other
raftmen extricated him from his perilous situ
ation, but befoi e he could be got out "of tho
stream, the raft swung,and forcing him against
the bank, injured iim dangerously, though
hopes are entertained of his recovery. ... M.
V.VB. Douthitt, a young man, residing in In
diana borough, was assisting to raise a log
building near that place on the 3d inst., when
a large piece of timber slipped off the pike
poles and fell. In attempting to escape it,
young Douthitt struck bis head against anoth
er stick, knocking him backward, when he re
ceived a blow on tbe back of his head from the
falling timber, which knocked him senseless
to the ground. He remained in a dull, un
conscious state until tho next day, when re
action took place, having received but slight
contusions On the 2d inst., Mr. David
King, aged 52 years, two daughters aged re
spectively 17 and 19 years, Mr. Samuel King's
wife, and a daughter of Mr. William Waddell,
aged 20 years, attempted to cross the Cone
maugh river,about two miles above Saltsburg,
in a skiff. Mr. King having nothing but a
pole to steer the craft with, the fcrce of the
current capsized it, throwing the entire party
into the stream. Mr. Waddell, who was near,
attempted to render assistance to bis drowning
daughter and frieDds, and in so doing imperil
ed his own life so that it was with tbe utmost
difficulty he saved himself. No other assist
ance being at hand, the whole party, whoa
few moments before left the shore fhll of life
and hope, sunk beneath the relentless tide and
were drowned. At last accounts, the bodies
bad not been recovered. ... A new bridge is
to be erected across the Susquehana at Cher
rytree. The contract has been alloted to Maj.
S. S. Jamison, of Indiana, at $349, the struct
ure to be completed on the 1st September.
FayetteCountv. A man named JohnGrace,
deck hand on the "Gray Fox," fell into the
river from the lower deck of that boat while
lying at the wharf, at Brownsville on the eve
ning of the 27th February, and notwithstand
ing efforts wero made to rescue him, was
drowned. His body was recovered about
three Lours after tho accident. A largo quan
tity of whisky was being shipped on board the
boat, and Grace, it appears, "tapped" a barrel,
and oecame very drunk. Coming out forward,
he stumbled and fell backwards over the guard
and thus sacrificed his life to love of strong
drink. . . . The house and stable of Elijah
Wright, about 3 miles iiDrth-east of Browns
ville, were consumed by fire on the 1st inst.
The roof ignited from sparks out of the stove,
and before anything could bo removed, the
house and contents were burned to ashes. Mr.
W., who is an invalid, was obliged to be car
ried to a neighbors, and before the family
could return, the flames, aided -by a strong
breeze, had sped through the house, and to
the stable. The latter contained about one
ton of hay. The loss by this firo is nearly $1,
200, with no insurance.
Washington County. On the morning of
the 23d February, Mr. Wm. Horner, an aged
and esteemed citizen of North Strabane town
ship, who had just eaten breakfast and was
sitting on a chair in tbe room, was seized by
apoplexy, and falling over, expired in a few
moments. . . . On the 1st March, a man named
Thomas Campbell, while working in Mr. Sam.
Dunn's coal I ank in Cecil township, was
crushed so badly by the fall pf a large quan
tity of slate that he died immediately after
being taken out of the bank. . . . On the eve
ning of the 1st, a little daughter of lienry
Marks, of Washington borough, was badly
burnt whilst kindling a fire, in one of the
rooms of the house. She had set a candle on
the hearth to fix the kindling wood, when her
clothes came in contact with the candle and
were Ignited, severely burning one side of her
person from the knee up, and extending over
the side of her face. Her injuries, though
severe, are not considered dangerous.
Chester, County. The West Chester Times
notices an exciting fox chase that lately oc
curred near Humphreyville, in the northwest
ern part of that county. Tho fox was let out
at that place, and ran about three- miles. So
far the chase was duly exciting and well run,
but the roof of David Hunt's house extending
to the shed roof, and that extending to the
ground, the fox took advantage of it, ran up
the root and perched itself on the chimney.
Here it sat for some time undisturbed. The
hunters were about retiring from the scene,
when a boy, who couldn't help it, began to
throw stores at tho animal, which eventually
drove it down the chimney. The inmates of
tho house, fearing it would die there, deter
mined to smoke it out. It came out,ran down
the roof, leaped oxer the dogs' heads and re
sumed the race. Sad to say, it wns caught
and torn to pieces alter a short timo.
York County. Mrs. John Carter, who re
sides at the oar-bank near Creitz Creek Church
five miles from Wrightsville, was thrown from
a spring wagon, near Glatz's Fej-ry on the 15th
inst., breaking one of her arms in two places.
She was removed to Marietta, where her inju
ries were attended to, and at last accounts she
was doing well. . . . The cellar of John Det
wilcr, Jr., in Wrightsville, was entered a few
nights since, and all bis meat stolen. Other
persons bad meat stolen tho same night. . . .
The tobacco crop of York county last season,
is estimated in bulk at 400,000 lbs. This to
bacco is divided into two classes wrapper,
and filler. Tbe first is worth from four to sev
en cents per pound, and the last from two to
three cents. The Star thinks that however
vile the weed may be, its production brings a
great deal of cash into York County.
The death of Mr. Boker, the"wealthy wine
merchant, whose daughter a few years since
married his coachman, John Dean, naturally
revives a little chat in reference to that ro
mantic affair. Tho impression seems now to
prevail that, so far, as her own happiness is
concerned, Miss Boker did not,after all, make
so poor a match. Her husband, soon after the
marriage, was appointed to" a clerkship in the
custom house, which he still holds, and the
duties of which ho discharges creditably to
himself, and with fidelity to the Government.
He is a modest, unassuming man, has a quiet
but comfortable home iu Williamsburg, is per
fectly irreproachable in his habits and asso
ciations,minda his own business.and is a faith
ful ard affectionate husband. He avoids no
toriety of every sort, and pursues tho way of
an upright, sterling man, and a good citizen.
Wherein is the family of John Dean inferior
to that of the late Mr. Boker ?
Fall of Buildixcs. A few days since, a
building filled with wheat,lell in New Bedford,
Mass. Some 8300 bushels of wheat went down
in the wreck. This reminds us that falling
buildings are becoming an institution of the
country. A few weeks since the whole coun
try was startled and alarmed by the fall of the
Pemberton Mills, carrying death to more than
one hundred persons. The other day the walls
of a Catholic church in Cincinnati, Ohio, fell
down and buried thirteen workmen in the
ruins all dead ! Is it not timejtbat tho men
who build houses and mills should see to it
that no paltry considerations of doubtful profit
stand between them and a decent regard for
the sacredness of human life? Build well,
let the cost be what it may. Better cost a few
dollars more, than precious lives.
.The Republican Party is not an Abolition
party. It has never proposed to use the pow
er of the Federal Government to abolish sbu
very. Such nse of that Government is not in
its creed, and never was. It does not wish
by any national action, to interfere with u.
very in the States where it exists. It has no
advice to give as to its management there. It
has no crusades to project. It does not con
template any national scheme ot emancipation
of the African race. The management of that
question, its discussion, its agitation, is no
part of its programme. It is content to let
the slave States manage their peculiar soclat
evils in their own way, subject only to tho
public discussion, exposure and comment
which human action Inevitably provokes from
a free and intelligent people. Every sensible
man knows, or ought to know, that this la
the position of the Republican party in regard
to slavery. And yet we find elaborate essay
ists sitting down professedly to persuade Re
publicans to give up their ideas of abolishing;
slavery, with grave arguments to show them
that tbe country would not be so well off if vra
should thus dispose of that institution as it
would if it should be let alone.- Of course
these arguments in the partisan press proceed
upon the assumption that the Republican par
ty hold the same opinions and aim at the sanis
objects as the non.voting Abolitionists. This
assumption is false, and can only deceive,
those who wish to be deceived N.Y.Tribunt.
At Their old Tricks The "Democratic"
State Convention at Reading passed a resolu.
tion, asserting that: "Tb convictions of the
Democratic party of Pennsylvania remain un
shaken in the wisdom and justice ot adequate
protection of iron, coal, wool," &c.
You would suppose that these fellows wera
first rate Tariff men, after reading that resolu
tion, .wouldn't you ? Well, let us see. Tho
first resolution of tbe series reads as follows:
'Resolced, That, as Representatives of tL
Democratic party of Pennsylvania, in Conven
tion assembled, we do hereby re iterate and
re-affirm our adherence to, and confidence in,
tho fundamental principles of tho party, as
proclaimed and declared by the National Dem
ocratic Convention of 1852, at Baltimore, and
that of 1856, at Cincinnati."
. What a beautiful contradiction is here ex.
hibited. The Cincinnati platform which they
say they "re-iterate and re-affirm," advocates
and we use the very words "progressivs
FREE TRADE !"
. Here is an evident attempt to cheat the peo
ple, on the plan of the Kane letter of 1841.
Henry Clay of Slavery Extension. Tho
politicians who ara now busily engaged iu
getting up that forlorn hope of locofocoism
a third party use tho honored namo of Henry
Clay, for the purpose of giving character ti
their proceedings. During hid life that states
man expressed sentiments on tbe slavery ques
tion which coincide, in letter and spirit, with
the principles now maintained and advocated
by the Republican party. In one of his speech
es, Mr. Ola' used this emphatic language :
"So long as God allows the vital current to
flow through my veins, I will never, never,
never, by word or thought, by mind or will, ,
aid in admitting one rod. of free territory'
to the everlasting curse of. human bondage."
This sentiment, if uttard-at this time, in
any one of the fifteen Slave States, would cost"
the speaker his personal liberty, it not bis life.
Tho milk-and-water "Union savers" ot the-.
North would denounac it, after a conservative
fashion, as "incendiary," and as calculated ti
"disturb tho fraternal relations now existing
between the Northern and Southern sections -of
the Confederacy." .
Mr. Foster is becominz known as the sponta---
neons comhustion r.anriiilate. About the sec
ond Tuesday of October, be and his party wilV
experience another, spontaneous combustion,
woicn win diow tnem siiy-uign.
Adverttxtmeutsstt'iipwith large type or out of usual '
styl will be charged double price for space occupied .
AM,. Sides and Shoulders, for sale at tbe stora1
of WM. F. IHWIN. Clearfield.
TO WATERMEN. All watermen wishing;
accommodations, will find it to their interest"
tn stop or land at the- 'Scootac wharf, as there wilt
be no pains spared to render them comfortable.
marcfit4-3t LEONARD TOTTING HAM.
TIN WAKE ! PRICES REDUCED !r
MERCHANTS AND DEALERS are invited'
to call a ad examine the laf eest aasorrmeirt of well
made Tin-icare to be found in tho State, which.
we are prepared to sell at Lower Prices than ia
ferier goods are generally sold for.
MELLOY & FORD
Sign of the Large Coffee Pot;
Mar-.14:"59-r.fai. 723 Market st. Philadelphia.
AABUSn.RVE, 500 BUSH. BARLEY
OVJ J 5U0 Bush. Shelled Corn,
500 Sacks White Wheat F'our, (a good article,)
f00 Pound Buckwheat Flour, do do
L'Off Barrels White Wheat Flor. do do
Just receiving", and' for sale at reasonable rates by;
n. juuur, Lleariield.
founds; superior cod fish;.
29" Boxes Smoked Herring
10 Barrels White Fish, 10 Cans Spiced Salmon,
5 Barrels Mackerel, 5 Barrels Salmon,
5 Barrels Haddock, 5 Barrels Blue Fish.
Just receiving, aad for sale at reasocable rates by
Feb. 22. R. MOSSOP, Clearfield.
HWARD, Manufacturer and Dealer in Straw
Goods. Nos. 103, 15 and 107, North Second
Street, Philadelphia. Having just received our
Spring Stock, which comprises a large and desira
ble assortment of all kinds of Straw and Laea
Goods. Our stock of Flowers and Ruches is una
sually large this season, and we would invite four
special attention to that department Please
call and examine tbem before making your pur
chases Feb. 29-4t if. WrARD.
LICENSE NOTICE. The following named
persons have filed in the Office of the Clerk of
the Court of Quarter Sessions of Clearfield County,
their Petitions for License at MARCII Session
next, agreeably to Act of Assembly of March 23,
1856, entitled "An Act to regulate the Sale of
Intoxicating Liquors," An.
Henry Goodlander, Brady township, Tavera.
K. W. Moore, Brady township, Tavern.
William Reed, Brady township, Tavern.
David Johnston, Clearfield Borough, Tavern. m
George D. Lanich. Clearfield Borough. Tavern.
Valentine Hoffman, Covington town'p, Tavern.
Lawrence Flood. Covington township. Tavern.
Benjamin Snider, Covington township, Tavern,
Nicholas Verbeck, Covington township, Tavern.
Wm. A. Mason, Curwensville Borough, Tavern.
Isaac Bloom, Curwensville Borough, Tavern.
Dan. M. Weaver, Curwensville Boro', Tavern.
James Haines, Beccaria township, Tavern.
Peter Bloom, Jordan township. Tavern.
Robert J. Haynes, Karthaus township, Tavern.
Joseph L. Curby, Lumber-city Borough. Tavern.
Branson Davis. Lumber-city Borough, Tavero-.
. Wm, L. Merrell, Morris township. Tavern
Wm. W. Anderson, Penn township, Tavern
Henry Post, Decatur township, Tavern.
Wm. L. Starritt, Boggs township, Tavern.
Richard Mos3op, Clearfield Boro', Mercantile.
Howard Merrell, Bradford township, Tavern.
Adam Knarr, Brady township, Tavern.
John Jordan, Guelich township, Tavern.
Benjamin Bloom, jr., Curwensville Bor', Tavern
Edward Albert, Boggs township. Tavern.
Wm. W. Worrell, Chest township, Tavern.
David S. Plotner, New Washington, Tavern.
JOHN L. CUTTLE, ClTk.
Profy's Office, Clearfield, Fob. 29, 1?60.