Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, January 30, 1861, Image 2

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; CLEARFIELD. PA.. JAN. 30, 1861.
Senator Bigler of Pennsylvania has of late
heen very active at Washington in urging so
called Union "propositions" and making bim
elf generally prominent in the "compromise"
line. His last exploit consists in getting np a
series of . amendments to the Constitution,
which propose not only to subvert the princi
ples of that instrument, but they disarm it of
its only defense, that they may get the oppor
tuuity to overthrow it. The Constitution pro
vides for its own amendment, and the clause
cootaining'that provision can no more be right
fully' set 8side than any other section ; and
when the. people accepted it, it was with the
condition that it should be amended only in a
certain way and in 'accordance with certain
prescribed forms, essential in themselves to
guard against hasty measures that might be
determined upon in the sudden heat of some
public passion.' -In the face of this, Mr. Big
ler proposes to submit to a vote of the people
certain amendments to the Constitutionals
regarding; first, the constitutional requirement
of the action o'f two-thirds of both Houses ot
Congress; and, secondly, submitting the ques
tion to a vote of the people on the 12th of
February, a date so early that it is manifestly
impossible' that all could hear that such a vote
is to be taken. . This feature alone of Mr. Big
ler's proposition is enough to entitle it to the
speediest condemnation, more especially when
it is recollected how fearful the. Democratic
politicians were during the late Presidential
campaign lest the Kepublicans, if successful,
fcho'rild attempt to pervert or destroy the Con
ttitution. ,In order, however, that the propo
eitioo may be fully understood, we will state
what else It embraces. - It divides the territo
ry by a line on the parallel oi 36 deg. 30 min.
.North of that line, slavery is prohibited. In
all territory now belonging to or that may be
acquired by, the United States south of 36 30,
slavery is established, whether the people wish
it or not. It denies to Congress the power to
abolish slavery "in places where it has exclu
sive jurisdiction" within the Slave States, or
in the District of Columbia, so long as it ex
ists in Virginia or Maryland. It provides that
the; United States shall pay the owner for fu
gitive slaves when not recovered,' and then to
recover the amount, with interest and dama
ges, from the county in which the rescue was
tnad ; the county to indemnify itself by sue
kig and recovering the sum from the wrong
doere.' It takes away from Congress the pow
er to prohibit the domestic slave trade ; pro
vides that the President shall.be elected for
six years, and cot be eligible for re-election ;
prohibits Congressional interference with Sla
very in the States; and, finally, amends the
Constitution by providing that it shall never
be' so amended as to destroy the effect of that
provision which secures to' the slaveholders
the right to couut their slave property in rep
resentation. . Of all the "compromises" which
kave yet been offered to appease the fire-eaters
of the South, this ono we regard as the most
clinging, irregular, aud hazardous. In estab
lishing Slavery, by constitutional amendment,
. in the territory now belonging to, or that may
hereafter be acquired, south of 30 30, the Slave
Power would have the strongest sort of induce
ments to attempt the acquisition of Mexico,
Central America and Cuba, either by conquest
Or by purchase, whichever would be deemed
easiest, in order to gel a preponderance in tho
Federal Government. . This once accomplish
f, they would, in all probabilityrdemand that
the same policy that prevailed in half ot the
country should of right prevail in the whole of
it. We cannot, then, look upon a proposi
tion like Mr. Bigler't as being anything else
than dangerous -to tho peace and permanency
of the Union ; and, if Mr. B. supposes that it
will prove generally acceptable, he has most
wofully miscalculated the intelligence and for
bearance of the people of the North. Before
he can reasonably expect to make much of an
impression on tho tmnds of the masses, he
must' also look to the intorests of the Free
States, and divest himself ot that intense par
tizan feeling and prejudice, which induce him
to view the election of Mr. Lincoln as the
cause of tho present troubles, and which be
displayed 111 his first speech In the Senate this
winter when be uttered ' the taunting asser
tion that ."the Republican party will never
gain another victory." - t - . -
The immaculate editor- of the Republican,
the organ of the Breckinridgo Democracy in
this place, has for several weeks been trying
to create the impression that we have studious
ly endeavored to conceaUbe fact of there being
a formidable conspiracy in the South, having
for its object the dissolution of the Union and
the destruction of the United States Govern
ment. This imputation, to say the least of It,
is false. An examination of our files, ever
since tbe rebellion broke out in that section of
the country where, as Locofoco editors have
often declared, the Republican party has: no
supporters, will show that we bavo not only
kept our readers fully posted upon the doings
of the traitors, but that we have published, to
the exclusion of most of our usual miscellane
ous matter, articles from Southern papers, on
both sides of the question the threats of lead
ing Secessionists, and the sentiments of con
servative," Union-loving men in the South
the opinions of such patriots as Jackson, Jef
ferson, Clay and Webster, against Disunion
and abstracts of speeches of Democrats like
Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, Stephen A.
Douglas of Illinois,' Joseph Lane of Oregon,
William Biglor of Pennsylvania, and Sherrard
Clemens of"Virginia,.as well as those of prom
inent Republicans, on the present national
crisis. In short, we think our readers will
bear us out in the remark that we have in no
way attempted to disguise the danger of the
unhallowed plot to break up the Union, but
that we have, timo and again, expressed our
conviction that such was tbe deliberate pur
pose of the Breckinridge leaders in the rebel
lious States, and that we have always con
demned their course and cause.
The editor of tho Republican, having im
pugned our loyalty and set himself up as a cen
sor of our conduct, can certainly have no ob
jeetion to an investigation of his own. " How,
then, we ask, bas he acted in the particular
matter ot which he falsely accuses us? Has
he informed the public of the full extent of the
secession scheme ? Has he exposed the com
plicity of such conspirators as Cobb, and Floyd,
and Thompson, and Toombs, Iverson, Wigfali;
Davis, Slidell, Yulee, Keitt, Rhett, Yancey,
and other prominent members of his own par
ty 7 Has he told bow muskets and other mu
nitions of war were sent, by order of the Sec
retary t War, to Charleston and other points
South, and placed in charge of the conspira
tors, who are now using them against the Fed
eral Government Has he stood lip steadily
for the maintainance of tho Constitution, the
preservation of the Union, and the, enforce
ment of all the Laws 1 Has Ae inserted in bis
columns a single speech, letter, or article, cos-
demnixc the Disunionion movement ? Has he
given the opinions of any of the great states
men, who, in the purer days of the Republic.
denounced all who were base enough to strike
at its permanency 1 Has he published any of
the numerous Union letters and speeches that
have appeared within the past two months in
nearly every other paper in the -North
speech of Mr. Bigler alone excepted ? Has he
over printed a word commendatory of Major
Anderson's brave acts, of President Buchanan
for determining to sustain that gallant officer,
or of other men who have attempted to stay
the tide of rebellion 1 On the other hand, bas
be not given partial accounts and one-sided
statements ot current events Has he not
been a stickler for "Southern Rights" and an
open advocate of tho "Divine origin" of Ne
gro Slavery J Has be not been constantly pat
ting tbe DUunionists on the back, in common
with the leaders of his party, and, in effect,
saying : -"(jo ahead, brave lads; make the
North back down, and we, the Democracy, will
stand by you to the last 1" Has he not, by
advocating tho right of secession and opposing
a proper protection of tho forts and other pub
lic property in the rebel States, been encoura
ging and countenancing tho traitors who are
now doing all they can to overturn the Nation
al Government 7 And, finally, we will also in
quire, bas be not, instead of standing up for
them, spoken derisively of loyal Union men
in the South, and applied to them opprobrious
epithets? Why, in the very article in which
the Republican reiterates the misrepresentation
we have exposed, and in which it is intimated
that we have not treated tho ''secession hub
bub in ClearBeld" w'th becoming gravity, wil
be found the-following paragraph :
"Tbe editor of the Journal seems to have
a leiiow-feeling for Governor Hicks, of Marv
land. It is true he has a right to select his
own backers, but it seems strantre that
Black Republican should select one of the
leaders of the Baltimore Plug-Uglies.' Now,
if he sends for Winter Davia and ex.Mavnr
1 Col.TIaix, our State Senator, delivered a
pointed speech on tbe 11th inst., on the ques-
. tiou of Personal Liberty Bills and the Right of
Secession. ' lie showed that the' 96th section
of the Revised Penal Code is constitutional,
and framed in conformity with the decision of
the Suprcm Cmii of tb United States. In
regard to secession', be advocates tho Jackson
doctrine of 'ernhing out Disunion wherever
its bead be raised," and takos deaided ground
iu favor of tnsintaifiiBf th Constitution, pre
serving the Union, and enforcing the Laws. '
' - m mm , -- -. .
Calculations show that instead of the South
.wabfiflf roem for expansion, she has as much
rrlactlva soil, within the several States of
ift; (Ktfon as would, give employment to
ifrff'tpf million of negroes whilst the whole
ir population now aniouata to but oar mil
ji4m.it: In TiXn alone there are tbree hundred
i4Vupn tif acres of land i which cotton cau
fc c'vifitaled.
Swan, he will have the captain and both lieu
tenants of the Baltimore 'Rip Raps' and 'Plug
U gncs' to nelp liini in his time of need."
Gov. nicks, as is well known, has thus far
successfully resisted every effort to drag his
State into the vortex of Disunion. He has
been an impassable barrier to the full consum
mation. of the conspirators' plot, which em
braced the seizure of the Natioual Capitol
Whilst, probably, every truo patriot in the
whole land thanks Gov. Hicks for the position
be bas taken, it will not at all "seem strange
that the editor of the Clearfield Republican
stiould display the most vindictive paitizan
prejudice, and derisively speak of the Gover
nor of Maryland as a "Plug-Ugly" and "Rip.
Rap." "It js true he has a right to select bis
own backers,", and if he prefers Cobb, Floyd
Yancey, Toombs and other traitors, he is wel
come to his company.- We prefer men who.
are loyal to the Union and the Constitution ;
and we hopo never to be so wrapped up in par
ty, and so utterly destituto of gratitude, that
we cannot, in an emergency like the present
give our approval to a man; no matter what his
politics may be, who resists Disunion as firmly
as Gov. flicks has resisted it.
.Leaving the reading public to Judge between
our neighbor and ourself, as to which has been
the most impartial and truthful chronicler of
current events, we will only add, that if the
Democracy pf this county are satisfied, with
the , statemcpti bcuiU -forth, they are more
easily pleased than we are willing to believe.'
In the House, at Washington, on the 23d
January, tbe Report of the Committee of
Thirty-three being under consideration, .
Me. Ethebidge, of Tennessee, said that in
a contest like-this which now agitates the
country, he must not be found taking sides
against bis country; though, unfortunately
or all, it mattered not upon which side a man
arrayed himself, tbe crime of treason was. sure
o be charged against him. He, however,
would avoid no responsibility of that sort ; he
would speak openly and frankly, seeking neith
er to avoid censure or to elicit commendation,
and as far as he alluded to facts, would ad
vance nothing . but wLat was strengthened by
truth.' If a jury of twelve honest men hav
ing no motives to subserve but the interests
of the country could be found to try the
pending issues; he could submit the cause to
them without argument and have a prompt and
unanimous verdict on all the questions. Un
fortunately, however, they would not get a
disinterested jury in that House ; and the peo
ple were silly enough to trust their cause and
appeal to the justice of this tribunal for the
settlement of a question of the gravest impor
tance to themselves and posterity. The In
terests of thirty millions of people were invol
ved in this quarrel; and here they had 236
members, who, we are told, would not or could
not interfere to stay this tide of revolution,
because they had been elected without a ref
erence to the present issues, -and that, there
fore, there was no hope for this free people.
Had it come to this, that these gentlemen
whom he saw around him, could not meet the
question in a spirit of patriotism ? Could their
constituents see tbem, before they threw on
their gowns in the morning, and see tbem af
terward come into that hall, with a stiffening
of the backbone, ready to compromise nothing
or conciliate nothing, they would scorn the
hazard of Intrusting in such hands their glori
ous and priceless treasures of peace and liber
ty. They were told that they, forsooth, held
the destinies of the country in their hands;
as well might 300 backmen of New York city,
in Convention assembled, assert that they held
these destinies in their hands. He protested
against the idea that if they did not now de
cide the Issues which distracted the country,
the country must go to ruin, and public liber
ty would be overthrown. He demanded de
lay for the men, women and children of the
country. If they did not adjourn the quarrel
to the people, on that floor it could never be
settled, and they ' would bo responsible for
whatever evils might follow. Berore he would
see them overturn the temple ot liberty, and
crush out the last hopes ot the people and
bury them beneath the rums, he would move
an adjournment of the quarrel from them to
the people. Revolution, sard Mr. Etheridge,
is threatening to subvert the institutions of the
country a revolution the most unauthorized,
the most unjustifiable and unpardonable that
the world has ever looked upon a revolution
of the most fearful consequences to the whole
land; and yet they calmly looked on at the
impending min the precipitators threatened.
He would meet the issue raised by these pre
cipitators fairly and frankly, and show the
madness and folly of attempting to subvcit
the Government under which uotn sections
had derived so many blessings. Itisaremark
able fact that this revolution is not carried on
with reference to anything in the past, but
solely with reference to some dangers to be
apprehended in the future. He would make
one exception the personal liberty bills which
existed in some of the Northern SUtts. That
was one cause of complaint. There was op
position to the execution of the fugitive
slave law. That was another. They charge
that it was intended to exclude African Sla
very from the Territories'. That was another.
That the respective sections were not homoge
neous, and hated each other, and that some of
the Free States were for negro equality. As
to tho first count In the indictment.ne confess
ed that personal liberty bills did exist. That
was the only charge that could be sustained.
The balance of the allegations were made
with reference to things which never happen
ed, and which never could have happened,
had the seceding States remained in the Union,
and had their Representatives not staid at
home. Then it was due to truth to say that
tbe personal liberty bills would soon be swept
off the statute books of all the Free States, as
they had been in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To be sure,
one was still retained in Vermont, where, he
was assured, a fugitive slave had not teen
seen for forty years, and which was as inac
cessible to a slive as was the Kingdom of
South Carolina to him at that moment. But,
then, the South bad never appealed to the
North to repeal these personal liberty bills;
and though he lived within a day's ride of
three Free States, he had never known of a
slave escaping from his District. He had
known of one passing through the District of
his friend from Kentucky into Illinois, where
he was arrested by the people and returned to
the owner. And yet it was said the North
would not execute the fugitive slave law. But
what was the fact ? The present Executive,
in his last message, says, "The fugitive slave
law bas been executed in every contested case
that bad arisen." And they knew it was soj
But if it were not, would that be an excuse
for dissolving the Union 1 Would they have
law and order, would they respect the Consti
tution, and live in feeling of brotherhood with
their fellow countrymen ? They would do
nothing of the kind. Tennessee and Ken
tucky are border States, and they would have
to bear the burden of the battle and protect
the States all down to the Gulf, from whence
a slave had to travel over six hundred miles
to find sanctuary in a Free State. Then there
was no fault with the fugitive slave law, which
a United States Commissioner, appointed to
carry out that law, a resident of the present
Kingdom of South Carolina, had assured him
was as stringent as human ingenuity could
make it. He knew the Northern people were
opposed to the slave trade. . They always had
been and always would bo. They knew noth
ing whatever of Slavery except what they
heard from others ; arid yet the strongest pro-
slavery man South was the Yankee who went
. . 1 j : 3 ... : 1. - 1 -
aown mere una raarneu a wmuw nun a planta
tion well stocked with negroes. But they
could no more hope to make , the Northern
people pro-slavery than they could expect a
hungry politician to run away from a fat office.
He did not believe they wished to abolish
slavery, as had been asserted ; and standing
there, before that crowded audience, he avow
ed that there was not a man in the House who
wished to abolish Slavery in the States, or
who imagined they had the right to attempt
it. fCrie8 from the Republican benches : "not
J one, not one !" No party had ever risen in
tbe country, which had given such strong and
solemn guarantees to respect slavory within
the States as had the Republican ; but this
fact was suppressed by the politicians and
newspapers and the opposite doctrine dissemi
nated: The party had done what no other
party bad formally done it had denounced,
in the severest and strongest terms, that such
raids as that of John Brown into Virginia were
the gravest of all crimes. 7 It was a matter of
history that Pennsylvania was the first to vin
dicate the outraged laws, and that her citizens
arrested the followers of Brown and brought
them back to Virginia for punishment, ne
said the people North and South did not hate
each other more than the Whigs and Demo
crats used to hate each other. - Would they
love one another more after they were sepera-
ted 1 And the Ohio river, which was dry one
half of the year and frozen over the other,
would be the only barrier to keep these bos
tile sections apart ! A separation would lead
to feuds and contests as bloody and protracted
as was the war between the houses of York
and Lancaster. .They hate each other! If
their constituents could see how the Freesoil
ers of the North and the Radicals of the South
lived bere together, they would not believe a
word of it. They only., hate each other, when
the "ins" have to give way to the "outs," when
the army of officeholders take up their bag
and baggage and make way for their trium
phant successors. He was willing to make
any sacrifice to save the country. He would
even accept James Buchanan for another term,
and allow the "Old . Public Functionary" to
administer the Government for four years
more. He said he was willing to lend -his
sanction to anything that would heal these dif
ficulties. But failing in all, he would go
home and would there meet Disunion with a
torch in one hand and a sword in tbe other;
and so help him God, so long as tbe Stars and
Stripes floated over him and his State, be
would never yield to disunion. It had been
charged that the North wished to give equali
ity in every respect to the negro. He did
not believe this, but a separation would not
change any opinion on this subject. To show
how unfounded was this charge, he noticed
that at the last election, the people of New
York refused, by a majority of twenty to one,
to extend universal sutfrage to the negro. Up
to 1831 free negroes had fho privilege of suf
frage over certain white men in Tennessee.
Who assisted in making the constitution of
that State ? Andrew Jackson ! and before it
was amended the old hero was twice elected
President of the United States. Political
equality as to white and ' blacks also existed
in North Carolina twenty years ago, but does
not now. He asserted, -what was matter of
history, that every solitary act of the Consti
tution was ordained after public discussion,
and was voted for by statesmen of tbe South,
and either passed by them or received the
sanction and approval of their States ; and the
very policy under which Lincoln stiould be
inaugurated was the very policy of the Demo
cratic party of the South, and which they
gave to the country, and demanded and re
ceived their approval. Tho House knew that
when the Government was ordained, when the
Declaration of Independence was proclaimed,
that our Western boundary was tbe Mississip
pi River, and that from that very day, at the
instance of the South, at the instance of slave
holders, the area of the Government had
been enlarged and expanded. Every foot of
soil that had been acquired at the instance of
the South, the North, with its numerical pow
er and strength overshadowing the South, has
willingly yielded. Florida and Louisiana had
!een thus purchased at the instanco of the
South. Florida had been purchased at a cost
of $5,000,000, and at a cost of $50,000,000
more to remove the savages, millions more to
to build fortifications and towns along the
deep to gnard Southern commerce.' And after
all this, little Florida, with less than half the
population he represented, goes out of the
Union, with the fortifications, with the pub
lic lands, with untold millions, and, worse
than all, ; carries with her the prestige of tbe
unity of these States. Little Florida secedes,
which could not at this moment protect her
self from the alligators without the aid of the
Federal troops laughter this very Florida,
purchased at the instance of the South, with
Northern money and' Northern blood. He
then noticed the annexation of Texas, also at
the Instance of the South, and paid a eulogy
to Gov. Houston of that State. In 1850 the
South demanded a Fugitive Slave law. They
had got that. They first demanded the Mis
souri Compromise. They got it. They then
demanded its repeal. They got that. They
had demanded nothing which they had not got.
But now they demand that Slavery should be
protected in every inch of tbe Territories of
the United States. But that question was de
cided against tbem, in a most unmistakable
manner, at the ballot box ; and even the Sou
thern States themselves had pronounced a
gainst that demand. The Government had
been in operation nearly eighty years, and up
to this time no Member of Congress had even
so much as introduced a bill to protect Slavery
in the Territories. But now they proposed to
dissolve tbe Union because a vast majority Sf
the people had leplied to their demand for
protection of slaves in the Territories that all
they should ever have was non-intervention.
And that was all they ever would obtain One
disunionist said that he wanted protection for
Slavery for the purpose of expansion, that
Slavery was increasing, and that in fifty years
they would have twenty millions of negroes,
and consequently they must have room to ex
pand. But the truth was that they needed no
expansion, and it they did even, they could
not get it. But, as he said before, Congress
should adjourn the quarrel to the people, and
if they failed to do so, in less than eighteen
months it will adjourn itself. He, for one,
was not afraid to trust the people, and that ap
peal must be made. In answer to Mr. Val
landigham, he said that, so persistent had been
the misrepresentations of men throughout the
Union with regard to Northern men and the
principles of the Republican party, that the
people ol the South were willing to believe
a lie and be damned. It was a matter of his
tory that a few weeks ago a gentleman (Col.
Memminger) proclaimed from the steps of tbe
Capitol oi Milledgeville to gentlemen.lawyers,
doctors, shoitboys, and everybody that stood
around, that nannibal Hamlin, or,as he is call
ed there, "Cannibal" Hamlin, was a mulatto ;
that the North had elected an Abolitionist to be
President, and a mulatto to be Vice-President.
Mb. Leake (Dem., Va.) asked whether Mr.
Etheridge was speaking on the side of the
North or on the side of the South.
Mb. Etheridge I am speaking on that side
which has too few representatives on the floor
I am speaking on tbe side of my country. Ap
plause. Already in the South bold men, ed
ucated men, chivalrous men, were drilling and
disciplining the military forces. Men were
excited with all the pomp and circumstance
of war. Men believed that Lincoln and his
cohorts were going to tbe South to apply the
tprch to towns, and . hamlets, and dwellings,
and these things arose from Southern misap
prehensions of Northern men. To allay this,
to stop the fide ot revolution he would vote
for the Crittenden propositions. He would
vote for the proposition he bad submitted him
self, he would vote for the report of the gen
tleman from Ohio, he would vote for anything
that was of any value, that bad any principle,
and that would relieve the public mind from
the apprehensions which beset it. He hoped
Congress would effect something to stay the
tide of revolution ; but if nothing could be
done, as he said before, he would go before
the people, and throw himself into the "dead
ly imminent breach,'' and would resist tho
wave of disunion to the last. And if tbe worst
came to the worst ; if bis State should be
dragged to tbe brink of the fearful precipice,
and be made an unwilling ..victim, it would be
only at tbe last moment of his country's ruin.
And now, in advance, be washed his .hands
clear of tbe shame and of the crime that will
attach to those who would overthrow . public
liberty, and raise a despotism on -its ruins.
Wherever the flag of his country floated, there
would he go, and he would cling to it in this,
the dark hour of her. peril, with all the sacred
trust and confidence of au enthusiast clinging
to his God. 'Applause.. : ... 4 ;
Advertisements set targs type, cHts,orout of usual
style will be charged doueprieeforpaeeoeeuptea.
FLOUR. A lot of g'ood flour on hand and for
COOPER'S GEtiATINE, a good article, for sale
at Jan30 HARTSWTCK.'fr.
FOUND A carpet sack on the Janeivill road
which the owner can have by describing the
uroDertv and paying the advertisement.
P Jan 25,1861. GEORGE WILSON
G bo, B. QooDLASDER, Esq., Treasurer of Clearfield
county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
in account with said county from the 7th day of
January, 1S&0, to the Jth day f January, 1861 :
To amount from Collectors for 180 and previous
yeaw. including percentage, $7126 71
To amontfrom Unseated Lands, for -1858
and 1S5, - . . W 33
T amount from Com mission era boos, 1
By Flection- expenses, $1667 39
By Commonwealth C03ts7 y If 04 55
By Jurors wages, . 3710 77
By Assessors wages, ,1? a, '
By Commissi bcts wages,- - 355 81
By Jail fees. 369 W
By Protaoaotnry fees, , 2i6 l
By Di&trici Att'y fees, 228 09
By Printing contract, . 2M 00
By Tipstaff and Court crier, 179 9t
By Repairs t pablrc twildings, 183 21
By Boarding furor, 106-00
By Refund!., 195 61
By Agricultural, .100 60
By Western Penitentiary, 113 ? .
By Counsel fee, 50 00
By Constable rtttrs, : 113 6 ,
By Road views, ' 162 00
By Wild Cat and Foxes. 100 48- ,
By Justice fees, " 5? 82 , .
By Commissioners' clerk, 152 00
By Auditors wages, 10 (H
By AuditingProt'y,Reg.Ree.ac. lb 00
By Interest on orders, . : . ; . .. . M 50
By Coroners' Inquests, 87 3i
By Auditors' clerk, . , 42 0O
By Sheriff's fees. , ', . '200 00 . . .
By Dockets, stationary k postsg, 61 13 "
By Survey of Bloom township, ; 13 W ;
By Fuel contract, 58 75
By Court House con't, on acc't. 1579 14 ' - ' '
By Miscellaneous orders, : 5 5H
By Exonerations to collectors, . 330 3- ;
By Percentage to collectors, , . 31 9U ?
By Treasurers p. ct. on receiving 182 02 , .
By Treasurers p.ct. on paying out 177 67
Balance due Treasurer, . , 372 01
Total amount,
SI 2506 87 $12506 87
Amount of State, County and Militia tax dae from
; - collectors for 1860 and previous year
For the year 1847.
Tow'p- Collectors names. County. State. Militia
Jordan, James Rea, jr., 205,51 , . 92,11
For 1S48. . .
Bell, . R. Wetiell, y .00.00 00,00 6.00
Jordan, 11. Swan, 00.00 1 Oo.oo ' 4,10
Penn, A. Spence, 00.00 00,00 17,50
For 1849.
Jordan. . Wm. Wiley, ,00,00 00,00 25.00
Penn, : - .Tbos. Fenton, 00,00 00 00 32,50
' , For 1850.
Bell, " J Sunderlin, 00.00 00.00 6,00
Penn, J. Davis, , 00.00 00,00 30,50
. . For 1351.
Burnside, S.Young. ' 30,01 00.00 16.23
Jordan, D. Williams, 3,15 - 8,29 7,00
' - ' For 1852.- - -
Fox, . J. I. Bundy. . 1.00 00,00 00,00
For 1853.. . ,
Decatur, D. Kephart, . 00.00 18.17 . 19,50
Pike, J.Caldwell." ' 00,00 4,72 7,54
, For 1354.
Chest, S. J.Tozer, ' ' 45.85 52.20 15.50
Jordan, J.Patterson, ' 00,00- - T.42 9.83
Pike, T. R. M'CIure, " 2,02 00,0 0 17,85
' ' For 1855.-
Covington, J. Barmoy, 00,00 10,94 19,08
For 1853.
Decatur, G. Kephart, 63,89-111,59 20,62
For 1857.
Curwensv. Z M'Naul, 00.00: 00.00 14.38
Ferguson, J. Straw. 33.00 6.41 00,00
Goshen, E.R. Livergood, 12.81 ' 12,05 4.35
Jordan, Wm. Williams, 9,41 23,9t 00,00
For 1853.
Covington, J. lteiter, 00,00 00.00 10,00
Clenrfield, 11. J. Wallace, 31,95 56.32 00,00
Decatur, A. Baughman, 10,69 51,52 00.00
Ferguson, G. . Williams, 00.00 5.02 00,00
Fox, D. N. Heath, 5.00 00.00 Ort,00
Lawrence: II . Orr, 115,12 7.59 00.00
Penn, R.Danvers, 110,29 45,85 24,50
For 1859.
Decatur, D. Goss. 16,95 6.41 00,00
Fox, . J. iM'Clellan, 2 86 4.30
Jordan, J. M'Xeal, 5,11 10,84 22.50
Karthaus. 11. Yothers, 18,SC 41.44 11.36
Woodward, S. Whiteside. ' 17.S0 00.00 00,00
For I860. '
Bcccaria, IT. Whiteside, 290.27 130.68 23,78
Bell, J. Campbell, 153,18 108,46 36.10
.Bogjrs, nm. Wilson,
Bradford, J. Cowder.
Brady, F. Wingert,
Burnside, J. Sunderlin,
Chest, . J. Thompson,
Covington, J. Rcnaut,
Clearfield, II. E Snyder,
Curwensv. J.Evans, -Ferguson,
J. Straw,
Fox. J. Mulkins,
Girard, J. Spackman,
Goshen, J Sankey .
Graham, J. P. Nelson,
Huston, J. Bundy,
Jordan, P. Bloom, .
Knox, M. O. Stirk,
Lawrence, M. Nichols,
Morris, J. Denning,
N Washing R. Neiman.
Penn, T. Wain,
Pike, II. llile, ,
Union, D. Brubaker,
Woodward. S. Henderson,
155.68 65.13 20,80
32.57 46.71 38,00
595,50 268,60 79.33
72.39 119.46 45.12
27,79 99.16 41,32
2,29 47,27 26,12
131,24 74.58 21,43
6,35 71,51 28,50
109.93 ' 78.75 17.70
36,55 : 15.25 8,65
77,20 54.23 16,15
; 49,36 35.96 8,97
146,83 64,89 .11.25
73,33 56.81 19.00
74.11 5.1,85 21.37
' 70.63 42,36 14,74
206,70 215.27 ' 50.82
75.01 46.94 7.60
239,72 108,33 39,42
24,50 29.48 14,72
187,36 86.70 17,57
274.46 143,99 . 15,42
13,63 31,51 14,25
131.58 70,05 23,27
Agg am'tdnc from Col. $4101,73 2746,701012,74
Aggregate aiu't due county from Col's, 51101,73
Aggregate ain't due from unseated lands, 2703.15
.Aggregate ain't due " judgm'ts. notes, c. 1083,22
Outstanding county orders, 1232.78 .
Court House contract orders, - 9500.00
Due County Treasurer, 372,04
Indebtedness of county, 3216,72
Total amount,
S11104.82 $11104,82
Geo. B. Goodlander, Esq., Treasurer of Clearfield
County, in account with the different townships
for Road Fund, for the years 1353 and 1359.
To balance due tow'ps, last settlement, .5 30,12
Tq amount received from unseated lands, 8058,66
' Names of tps. Am't pd. tps. Bal. due tp.
Bell, .
, Boggs, ' ; .
Bradford, ;
... Brady. .
. . Burnside, .
.V Chest, "
"! Covington,
' " Clearfield, '
Decatur. .
Ferguson, .-.
fox, - j. ...
.' Huston, ,
Jordan, . ;
' .- Knox, - -'
; Morris, ,
Penn, . s -
. pike. ; ;
' Union, ' " . '
' Woodward, "J
Balance doe tps.
Total, i . i . .
1 : 443,00 .
68.07 .
' 233,73
' 27,16
. 3.9S
00.00 3,41
' 329.00 24.39
: 31,73 2.07
: 249.60 00,00
165,00 55,85
200,00 9,06
176,68 15.14
1620.23 257,68
67,21 ; 7,96
161,84 - 59,49
, 294.55 y 85 00
105,64 ; 00,00
724,60 26,36
143,00 . . 22,44
104,42 '75.22
", . 250,04
Geo. B. Goodlander, Esq Treasurer of CleartleU
County, In account with the different townA
for School Fand, for the years 1S5S and 18ia P
To balance due tow'ps, last settlement. 5 13, ,
To amount reeejved from nnseated lands, (r Z
Am'tpd tps.
37! ,73
1 ; ; 51.55
x 68.32
- - 230.41 -633.11
- 89.23
. 314.93
Karnes of tps.
Ferguson,, ,
Girard. -
- Graham, . .
Balance due tps.
Bal. due tpg'
' 00,00 .
29.11 402.81
53,06 '
Vim, the Qom,mi!sioner of Clearfield cont"v &
Commonwealth or Pennsylvania, fcafiW exami. -j
l - . 11 i . , 'fl
ed the accounts of G. B. Goodlander! Een t "
torerof the County of Clearfield, for the year i
D. 1860, do certify that we find the account 'of
Geo. B. Goodlander. as fallows: The ambnnt dae
from all sotffces to be Seven thonV'and Eight hun
dred and Eightyefght dollars and Ten cent
(7838,10). We also find the amount of ouUtand'
ing orders to be Ten thorag.tft Seven hundred
and Thirtytwo dollars and Srrctr-eight cent
(510732.78), or which NinethontfinJ F)e bftiW
dollars are on Court House contract, the l.aiance
due the Treasurer, Three hundred ad Seventr
two dollars and Four cents. ($372.04). Whntu
our nanus mis inn uay or January. A. D.
Wm. S
wm. Mccracken.
. Clerk..' . Commi?ioneri.
We, the Auditors of Clearfield county, haTirjr
examined theaecountsef Geo. B. Goodlander, Etn -Treasurer
of said county, for tbe yeaT A. D.' 1S5
do report that tbe aceovnts are as above rtattd!
The amount due tbe Road Fnnd by tbe Treasurer
is Eight hundred aad Seventeen dfifars and Eighty-eight
cents, (3 17.83). The anoantot outstan
ding orders is Ten thousand Sevsn hundred nd
Thirty-two dollars and Seventy-eight cl, (510732
78), of which Nine thousand Five hundred oollars
are on court house contract Witness our handi
this 12th day of January, A. D. 1361.
KOAD. A meeting of the stot-JiholJcri of
tbe Phil ipsbnrg and Waterford Railroad Company
will be held at the office of said company, in th
Borough of Clearfield. Clearfield county. Pa . on.
Monday tbe 13th day of March, A. I. ISol, be
tween tbe hours of 12 and 2 o'clock. P. M , of tail
day. for the purpose ol electing One Prcsidcr.t and
Twelve Directors, to serve until t ie second Mon
day of Jannary, 13ft2. A foil attendance is re-'
quested. L. J. CRASS. SreUry.
Clearfield, Jannary 21, 1361.
ACIl BITTERS The. proprietors an
Manufacturers of lloaittlrr's Celebrated Stonartr
Bitters can appeal with perfect confidence to ph
sicians and citizens generally of tbe United StateV
because the article has attuned a repntation here
tofore unknown. A few fact upon tbi point wiii
speak more powerfully than volumes of bare asser
tion or blazoning puffery. Tbe cousamptibn of
Hostetter'a Stomach Bitters for tbe lit yesra
mounted to over a half-million bottles, and from
its manifest steady increase in times past, it i ev
ident that during the coming year the consump
tion will reach near one million bottles. This im
mense amount could never have been sold bat for
the rare medicinal properties contained in the pre
paration, and the sanction of tbe most prominent
phyeioians in those sections of tbe country where
the article is best known, who not only recummeud
the Bitters to their patients, but are ready at al!:
times to give testimonials to its efficacy in all c
sesof stomachic derangements and tbe di$en- re
sulting therefrom. This is not a temporary popu
larity, obtained by extraordinary efforts in tbe way
of trumpeting tbe qualities of the Bitters, but a
solid egtimatioji of an invaluable medicine, which
is destined to be as enduring as time itself -
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters have proved a God
send to regions where fever and ague and various
other bilious complaints have counted their vic
tims by hundreds. To be able to state confident
ly that the 'Bitters' are a certain cure fortheDji
pepia and like diseases, is to the proprietors a
source of unalloyed pleasure. It removes all mor
bid matter from the stomach, puriies the blood,
and imparts renewed vitality to the nervous sys
tem, giving it that tone and energy indispensable
for the restoration of health. It operates upon
the stomach, liver, and other digestive organs,
mildly but powerfully, and soon restores ihera
to a condition essential to the healthy discbarge
of the functions of nature.
Elderly persons may use the Bitters daily ai per
directions on the bottlo, and they will find it a
stimulant peculiarly adapted to comfort declining
years, as it is pleasant to the palate, invigorating
to the bowels, excellent as a tonic, and rejuvena
ting generally. We have evidence of thousand;
of aged men and women who have, experienced'
the benefit of using this preparation while suffer
ing from stomach derangement and general de--bility;
acting under the advice of physiciani -they
have abandoned all deleterious drugs and
fairly tested the merits cf this article. A fe
words to the- gentler sex. There are certain pe
riods when their cares are so harras.stng ihat man
or them sink under the trial. The relation of mo
ther and child is so absorbingly tender, that the
mother, especially if she be young, is apt to for
get her own health in the extreme anxiety forber
infant. Should the period for maternity arrive
during the summer season, the wear of body and
mind is generally aggravated. , Here, then, ii a
necessity for a stimulant to recuperate tbe ener
gies of the system, and enable the mother to bear
up under her exhausting trials and responsibili
ties. Nursing mothers generally prefer the En
ters to all other invigorators that receive be
dorsement of physicians, beoause it is agreeM
to the taste as well as certain to give a permanent
increase of bodily strength..
All those persons, to whona we nave particular
ly referred above, to wit : sufferers from fever acJ
ague, caused by malaria, diarrhoea, dysentery, in
digestion, loss of appetite, and all diseases or df
rangements of the stomach, sprnated inval
ids, persons of sedentary ocoupatk, and noriinf
mothers, will consult tkeir own physical welft't
by giving to Hostetter'a Clbratedi Stomach li
ters a trial. -
. Caution. We cautren tke pblc against nj:&f
any of the many imitation or counterfeits, but --
for Hostetttr's Celebrated Stmaeh Bitters, and ?
that each bottle haa tke wods "Dr. J. Hustetttrr
Stomach Bitterr Mown, on the side of the
anil atamrtojt A.m fcY t A1 U..n.i..inff theCt
nl ... 1. .r. it on t3
label. , EyPreparei ad sold by UastrtterirS"
1'ituonrg, i'a ana sola by all Urugg". g. ,
and dealers generally throughout the fa'
States, Cauada. South America, and Germany
Agents Ge.V.Rheein and C. I). Wat, a. ' '
field ; John Pattan, Curwensville ; D. Tyler. Haf
ton: K." Arnold. Lathersburg. OctW
of Administration, on the Estate of Jacob i-r
pery, late of Woodwaadi township, deceased , n
ne Wa granted te tbe undersigned, all P'"r
indebted' to said estate are required to ma
diate payment, aad those baviJgctainisS y
tbe same wilt present tbem duly autheBt-."111
settlement. . UEtf. W. M'CCLi-
January IS, 1361 -6tp. . . Adiuinua-;
to the mouth of tbe Mosbannon. An
property; on reasonable terras. Inquire of
Decl9-tf. Attorney at Law, Clearfi.eW'1