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BT SAMUEL J. BOW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., SEPT. 25, 1861.
UNION LEGISLATIVE TICKET.
JOSEPH B. M'EN ALLY, of Clearfield county.
ALONZO 1. WILCOX, of Elk county.
REPUBLICAN, UNION CO. TICKET.
DANIEL LIVINGSTON, of Curwemrville.
FOR ASSOCIATE JCDCKS,
SAMUEL SEBRING, of Now Washington.
DAVID ADAMS, Br., of Boggs.
S. HUDSON LYTLE, of Lumber-City.
JOHN SPACEMAN, of Girard.
JACOB MOCK, of Kylertown.
WHAT JUDGE STOEY SAYS.
; ;. Aa there are different opinions in regard to
what constitutes the true "freedom of the
.tress," it may not be amiss to consult Judge
Story, a man as seldom astray in his judicial
. decisions, perhaps, aa any other jurist, having
'- had a place on the bench. Those in "our
-midst," who have of late been harping: so
much upon this subject, should read the de
cision carefully, and perhaps, it may give
- them some new ideas upon the subject. The
Judge says :
"That this amendment was intended to se
' cure to every citizen an obsolute right to
speak or write or print whatsoever he might
; please, without any responsibility, public or
' private, therefor, is a supposition too wild to
Be indulged in by any rational man. This would
' be to allow to every citizen the right to de-
atroy at his pleasure the reputation, the peace,
' the property, and even the personal safety of
; every other citizen. A man might, out of
mere malice and revenge, accuse another of
the most infamous crimes, might excite a-
- gainst him the indignation of all his fellow
citizens by the most atrocious calumnies ;
' might disturb, nay, overturn all his domestic
'peace, and embitter bis parental affections,
might inflict the most distressing punishments
upon the weak, the timid, and the innocent,
'might prejudice alt a man's civil and politi
cal and private rights; and might stir up sedi-
ion, ' rebellion and treason, even against the
" Government itself, in the wantonness of his pas
sions, or the corruption of his heart. Civil so
'elety could not go on under such cirenmstan--'ees.
Men would then be obliged to resort to
'private vengeance to make up the deficiency of
the law; and assassinations and savage cruel
ties would be perpetrated with all the frequen
cy belonging to barbarous and hiatal comma
nities. ' It is plain, then, that the language of
'this amendment imports no more than that
every man has a right to speak, write and print
-his opinions upon any subject whatever, with
out any prior restraint, so always that he does
not injure any other person in his rights, per
son, property, or reputation ; and so always
thajt Ac does not thereby disturb the public peace
or attempt to subvert the Government."
. By reference to the correspondence in an
other, colurau, it will be seen that II. B.
Swoope, Esq.,' has consented, in compliance
with the request of a large number of his fel
low citizens to be a candidate for the office of
District Attorney. We aro glad he hag done
so, for a chango in the eld custom of giving
-this office to the youngest member of the Bar,
as a sort of bonus, by which he is; to bo paid
for learning his profession at the expense of
the people, is much needed. It is not to be
disguised that, by reason of the manner in
which the duties of this office have often been
discharged, crimo is on the increase in our
.county, and that if it was in tbo hands of an
experienced lawyer, who would prosecute
with energy, our Court would soon be relieved
of its long calender of criminal cases, which
occupies its time to the exclusion of other
business. We are aware that there has been
growing dissatisfaction with this state of
things, and are not surprised that the people
desire a change.
Of Mr. Test, the candidate nominated by
the Democrats for this position, we desire to
say nothing that would injure him, but we do
not think be has bad that experience at the
.Bar, which would secure the effectual prose
cution ot crime. Although often present at
the Courts, we rarely heard him try a cause,
and we are not in favor of entrusting the most
Important business of the community that
which is intended as a safe-guard and protec
tion to the lives and property of the people
to Inexperienced hands.
Whatever else may be said of Mr. Swoope,
it cannot be denied that he is a good crimi
nal lawyer, and that if this office is placed in
bis hands, the duties will bo discharged in
fcuch a way as to relieve the county from the
burden it has so long patiently borne.
.... What Next. The editors of the Breckin
ridge . organ in this place, on the 8th of May
last tried to convict us of "Treason," and on
the 15th of May of "Misprison of Treason ;"
and now, on the 18th of September, of being
Truly, that ponderous six-shooter ia posses
sed of much legal sharpness. If these Breck
inridge leaders would convince the public
that they are true and loyal to the Union,
they would be entitled to much more credit
than they now are." We need no special
pleading in our behalf.
Mr. Stamford, Republican, has been elect
ed Governor of California by a large majori
ty. The Stale is overwhelmingly Union.
The steamer North Star has arrived at New
"York, from Aspinwall, bringing $950,000 in
treasure from California.
II. B. Swoopk Esq : Dear Sir : Having
been long convinced of the necessity of a
change in the custom of electing the youngest
member of the bar to the office of District At
torney, and believing that it ought to be in
the hands of an older and more experienced
lawyer, we request you, if it meets your ap
probation, to allow yourself to be voted for, at
the approaching election, as a candidate tor
that position. Without desiring to reflect up
on the manner in which the duties of the of
fice have been discharged by those who have
hitherto held it, we may at least say, what
is apparent to all, that to place it in the hands
ofyonng and inexperienced men, is fraught
with unnecessary expense to the county, not
only from the necessity of employing assistant
counsel in every important ease, but from the
constant increase of crime by reason of inef
ficiency in its prosecution. For these and
other reasons, without respect to party, we re
quest you to be a candidate, and pledge you
our cordial and hearty support
II. M. Hoover,
W. W. Shirey,
James C. Graham,
Jacob E. Barger,
David Adams, Jr.
J. S. Cook,
J. M. Riddle,
G. W. Gallaher,
II. L. Henderson,
John L. Allison,
D. S. Plotner,
W. B. Ilegarty,
Wni. M. Mitchell,
Otto C. Buck,
J. S. Shirey,
Henry 11. Hurd,
S. W. Byers,
John II . Byers,
Thomas M. Lingle
Emit Mignot, '
jA large number of names have been omit
, not having reached us until after our form
was made up. Ed.
Clear held, 21th Sept., 1861.
Gentlemen : Your letter requesting me to
be a candidate for the office of District Attor
ney at the approaching election, is before me.
Although I have heretofore taken a somewhat
active part in politics, I have never been a
candidate for office, and now, after I have in a
great measure retired from the political arena,
it is with considerable reluctance I yield to
your request and the solicitation of friends, to
permit my name to be used asyou desire. In a
pecuniary point of view, the office would be
a disadvantage to me, for it must be evident,
that tbe.defence of a comparatively few crim
inals would yield more than the entire revenue
from the fees fixed by law for the prosecution
of the whole ; and were there no other con
sideration I should unhesitatingly decline
your flattering request. But, (without wishing
to detract from the gentlemen who have here
tofore held the office,) I have not been blind
to the fact that a reform is much needed in
the prosecution of crime in our county, and if
my fellow cittzens think it in my power to
establish that reform, I would be derelect in
duty, as an inhabitant of your county, did I
refuse to manifest my willingness to make the
effort. If, therefore, the people see proper to
place me in that position, it will be my duty,
as it shall be my pleasure, to serve them to
the best of my ability, and could I be able,
by a zealous and faithful discharge of the du
ties of the office, to diminish the criminal
business with which the time of our court has
been almost exclusively occupied reflecting
discredit npon our community and involving
our county in great expense I would be
amply repaid for any tin e and labor it might
cost me. With my grateful thanks for this
manifestation of your esteem and confidence,
I remain Yours truly, II. B. Swoope.
The Late Elections. The election for Gov
ernor and members of the Legislature took
place on Monday a week in Maine. Wash
burn, Republican candidato for Governor, has
been reelected by a handsome majority over
the combined vote of Jamieson and Dana, the
war and peace candidates of the Democratic
party. The Republican majority in the Leg
islature will be large, though there have been
many Union Democrats returned to the Sen
ate and House. The Union war majority in
the State is set down at sixty thousand. The
Republicans, it will be recollected, oflered to
fotra a union with the Democrats, which the
latter refused ; and, as a consequonce, the for
mer nominated and eloctcd their own candi
dates. The vote in Vermont at the late election,
will stand about as follows: For Mr. llol
brook, the Republican and Union candidato
for Governor, 40,000; for Mr. Tracy (himself
a Republican, but nominated by a "Union"
gathering,) 2,000 ; for Mr. Smalley, the regu
lar Democratic candidate, 3,000. Hon. Paul
Dillingham, first nominated for Governor, but
declined, has been elected Senator by the com
bined Republican and Democratic Union vote.
The Legislature is overwhelmingly Republi
can and Union.
Serious Railroad Disaster. The disaster
on the Ohio and Missouri Railroad proves
worse than was at first stated. Four passen
gor cars were precipitated into the creek, and
ono box and one baggage car fell on the top
of them. About thirty killed have been taken
from the wreck, and more aro supposed to be
beneath it. Ninety wounded were sent to
Cincinnati. The bridge was sixty feet span
and ten high. There seems to be but little
doubt that the bridge had been tampered with
by malicious or traitorous persons, as it had
been inspected but recently.
The Maryland Legislature. During the
last week, a United States Marshall and as
sistants, arrested most of the members of the
Maryland Legislature, which was about to as
semble at Frederick. Three-fourths of the
members were secessionists, -and they had de
termined to pass an ordinance of Secession,
but there design were frustrated by the prompt
action of the officers ; by which Maryland
was saved from being plunged into the gulf
of Secession, and the Legislature compelled
to adjourn sine die. ., ;
The Argonout, an English vessel from Nova
Scotia, laden with fish and salt, ran into Hat
teras inlet, and was secured as a prize.
, Drafting for the army was to commence at
Chicago on Monday last. . ;.
INTERESTING WAR NEWS.
The fight near Fort Scott Rebels dispersed near
Harper's Ferry Mutineers sent off Retreat of
Rebels from Elk Water The fight at Booneville,
Mo. Another Naval expedition Skirmish at
Bluck river Skirmish at Cheat Mountain Skir-
; mish at Blue Mills, Missouri. - ,
Sep. 17. The Leavenworth papers of the
11th gives the following account of the late
engagement between General Rains and Colon
el Montgomery : On the 2nd inst., 600 rebels
under General Rains approached Fort Scott
and seized eighty mules belonging to the Gov
ernment, killing the teamster. A messenger
was despatched to Montgomery, who had 500
men. He pursued Rains eleven miles, kiMing
several of his men, when, coming on the main
body of the enemy, a battle eomnienced, the
rebels having caonon and Montgomery one
howitzer. The fight lasted two hours, when
Montgomery slowly retreated, keeping up a
running fight until nightfall. The enemy's
force is reported by the prisoners at 3,000.
On Monday whilst six men of Massachusetts
Thirteenth were riding up the tow path on
horseback, two miles above Harper's Ferry,
they were fired upon by the rebels, from the
Virginia side of the Potomac, and one man
instantly killed. It was soon ascertained that
the rebels in considerable force were conceal
ed behind a large warehouse and other build
ings in that vicinity, when Captain Sriber, of
the Mrtssachusets Thirteenth, quickly run up
a twelve-pounder, rifled cannon, and fired a
number ot shots into the buildings which they
lay concealed, causing them to disperse with
a supposed loss of some five or six men killed.
A special dispatch from Cannix Ferry, Va.,
dated the 14th, states that Gen. Lee resumed
the attack along our whole line yesterday at
Cheat Mountain. After a long contest, Gen.
Reynols fairly repulsed him, with considera
ble rebel loss and little or no loss on our side,
owing to the fact that our troops fought be
hind intrenchments. General Lee has mani
festly a larger force, but is alarmed lest Gen
eral Rosencrans should come up in his rear.
Sep. 18. The remaining mutineers of the
New York Nineteenth, twenty-three in num
ber, are to be sent to Baltimore to-day, from
Point of Rocks, and forwarded thence to Tor
tugas. The original number was 202, but the
remainder have returned to their duty and al
lience. General Reynolds telegraphs that the rebels
have retreated from Cheat Mountain and Elk
Water. It is believed that they have inarch
ed to join the forces beleaguering Washington.
Sept. 19. The correspondent of the St.
Louis Democrat gives the following account of
an engagement with the rebels at Booncville
on the 13th, taken from Captain Eppstein's
official report : The Captain says that after the
fight had lasted about an hour the rebels whom
he had taken as hostages became so restless
that they begged him to allow one of their
number to go with a flag of truce and ask an
armistice. This hostage came back soon af
terwards with the request to know my condi
tions. I thereupon ordered the firing to cease,
and demanded that they should withdraw the
rebel forces two miles from the city, and not
molest any of our families or any other Union
people, and to leave the arms of the killed
and wounded on the ground where they fell,
while I promised to let the prisoners free
whom I had taken, with the exception of
preacher Painter, whom, I informed them, I
would shoot in case they should not honora
bly keep their promise for seven days. They
left town according to this agreement with me.
Thus it will be seen that the gallant Captain,
with only one hundred and fifty men, actually
dictated his own terms to fully four times his
number. The enemy fought well for a little
while, but out of the whole six hundred, only
six could be found to storm the works. Their
leaders bravely led the way, but they abso
lutely refused to follow. Ot these six our
men killed four, including their two leaders,
Colonel Brown and his son, Ciptain Brown.
These latter two fell near the intrenchments,
and were drawn in. They died inside of them.
Besides these the enemy had eight or ten kill
ed and wounded.
Sept. 20. The formidable expedition to the
southern coast, so of ten mentioned, has proba
bly reached its destination, or at least the
rendezvous from whence it Is to commence
operations. On Tuesday last half a dozen
naval vessels left Fortress Monroe, and ere
this a number of transports and gunboats have
followed. The whole fleet will carry about
275 guns. The largo steamers Vanderbilt,
Atlantic and Baltic, which leftNew York some
days ago, are understood to have carried
several thousand troops, w ho are to co-operate
with the naval forces. We shall probably hear
something of this expedition in a few days.
It is stated that another expedition is soon to
sail from New York.
Sept. 21. A skirmish occured on Thursday
at Black river, Missouri, twelve or fifteen miles
southwest of here, between three companies
of Indiana volunteers,under Major Gavitt, and
a cavalry body of rebels, under Ben. Talbot,
in which five of the rebels were killed and
four taken prisoners, atid thirty-five horses and
a quantity of arms captured. The balance
scattered in all directions, and being familiar
with the country eluded pursuit.
General Reynolds, who was nt the Chat
Mountain has, a telegram states, driven the
rebels from their positions, killing nearly a
hundred of them. Colonel Kidwell, of the
Fourteenth Indiana regiment, was surrounded
twice, but repulsed the rebels with great gal
lantry and small loss to us. The date of the
action is not mentioned.
Fifteen hundred men under Col. Smith over
took three thousand secessionists as they were
crossiog the Missouri river at Blue Mills land
ing on the seventeenth inst., and completely
routed them, killing between one hundred
and fifty and two hundred, and taking twelve
prisoners. The federal loss is forty killed
and twenty-five wounded.
Cruel Treatment of Union Prisoners bt
the Rebels While the government of the
the United States are doing the very best they
can, under the rules of the war, totake care
of and protect the health of the rebel prisoners
now in their possession, Jeff. Davis or Beau
regard, or Johnson, or all of them, have sent
our prisoners to Castle Pinckney, the nearest
fort to the city of Charleston, South Carolina,
where fever prevails extensively at this season
of the year. If our officers whom they have
taken prisoners and confined in Castle Pinck
ney survive the present season, it will be con
trary to the well known theory of Southerners,
for they have always asserted, as a reason why
slave labor must be employed, that Northern
ers could not survive the malaria and fevers
that prevail in that section. The rebels may
suppose that the confinement of officers of the
Union army in Charleston may prove a protec
tion to the place. We shall see.
The Men with Auoers. Hon. Joseph Holt,
in bis recent speech at Boston, says: "One
of the most fearful obstacles which has been
enconntered in the prosecution of this war is
the disloyalty in our midst. This is true of
Washington and the border States, but it is
in a degree prevalent everywhere, and to this
is due much of the discouragement under
which the nation is suffering. The country is
rejoicing now at the measures which the Pres
ident is taking to subdue this fruitful source of
wickedess and defeat. It is vain to expect men
to work at the pnmps while men with augers
are on board the ship of State, and are con
stantly boring boles in her bottom." ... v., ...
FOUND AT LAST THE TRUE PRIVATE
It is well known that latelv the Dak-Book
changing the old one every week, insomuch, that the faithful followers of the Olearnekl
Breckinridge clique do not know for more than a week at a time what their platform really
is, and they are put to the trouble of hurrving off to Clearfield town every few days, to find out
and get instructions. There was the St. Mary's pmuorm ; men a new piaiiorm niu
field ; and even since that, there has been another overhauling of the platform at St. Mary s.
The thing has become a nuisance, and many of the faithful iollowers of the Clearfield clique
nrp left in treat doubt and snsnense. - '
With pleasure we present below a platform
being the true private platform of the Day-UooK uemocracy or uieauieia. - io mane me mat
ter certain, it has been carefully compared with such high authorities a) the "Clearfield Re
publican" and the New York "Day-Book," and the result is that there is found such a perfect
mrrcpmpnt hetwepn ihm ns mnclnsi velv to establish the eenuineness of the document. It
also shows that there is no such difference between the various platforms, speeches and teach
ings oi the Day-Book Democracy as may not be reconciled and brought into the most beauti
ful harmony. With the aid of this private platform everything is made so plain that a child
can understand it. It appears that the platform lately publicly adopted by them at Clearfield,
was formed under the pressure of peculiar circumstances. It was intended only for public
use, and was, therefore, left somewhat vague and uncertain, and, like many other instruments,
capable of many different constructions. . But these things are all cleared up in the private
platform. That everything may be the better
the private one, side by sde i
THE PRIVATE PLATFORM.
Whereas, A wide-spread rebellion exists
which has for its object the dismemberment of
our glorious Union ; and the Democratic party
of Clearfield county, having assembled in Mass
Convention, under the supervision of the
Clearfield clique, to express their views touch
ing the present condition of the country,
Be it Resolved, That the history of this re
bellion is the history of the Breckinridge De
mocracy that, as in times past, the Breckin
ridge Democracy have always admired Davis
and Toombs and Yancy and Hunter and the
other chief tnitors in this rebellion as leaders
of our party; so in the present, when stout
hearts and willing hands are needed by said
Davis to fight against the Northern Aboli
tionists, we still remember our old friends,
the present traitors, and have refrained from
saying anything disrespectful and abusive of
them, but have not ceased to render them our
influence by denouncing Abraham Lincoln,
and all Abolitionists in general, as the authors
of every calamity that ever came, or will come,
upon the country I
Resolved, That we must profess to stand by
the Administration of Abraham Lincoln in all
legitimate measures to accomplish Constitu
tional objects ; but in order that our old friends,
the present traitors, may not have cause to
complain we will, still continue to denounce
all the measures of the said Abraham Lincoln
and his party as not being legitimate or Con
stitutional. Resolved, That we must deny that the right
exists in any State to secede from the Union.
But our old friends, the present traitors, must
know that this amounts to nothing, since we
hold with James Buchanan and Judge Black
that a State cannot be coerced, and therefore
secession cannot be prevented.
Resolved, That we must profess to be so pa
triotic as not to jangle about the origin of the
war. But, onr old friends, the present traitors,
need not suppose that we are going to follow
Douglas and Holt and Dickinson and urge a
war of subjugation upon them, for we believe,
Unit slavery is of Divine origin that the South
has been greatly wronged by the Black Re
publicans, and we go for peace by granting
them everything they the South may ask, if
only they will stay in the Union.
Resolved, That as we are really in favor of
stopping the war for the benefit of our old
friends, the present traitors ; therefore we are
in favor ot a National Convention to make a
new compact, better contrived than the present
Constitution, which was made by one George
Washington and Benjamin Franklin and a few
more old fogies, who never saw the "Clearfield
Republican," and were so ignorant as not to
know that slavery was a Divine institution.
Resolved, That whilst we think the condition
of the country may demand extreme and unac
customed measures, still our oil friends, the pres
ent traitors, way rest assured that if Lincoln uses
any such measures, we will denounce them as
despotic and unconstitutional, for instance, if
any of the traitors are taken prisoners and Lin
coln does not allow a Judge of Secession sympa
thies to set theiu free by means of a writ of habeas
corpus, then we will denounce it as a gross viola
tion of Constitutional rights, if Lincoln 6up
presses any Secession sheet like the '"Day Book"
then we will denounce itas a violation of freedom
of the Press; and, if any one is molested for talk
ing treason, we will denounce itas violating liberty
of speech. In the mean time we will, as hereto
fore, carefully refrain from uttering anything of
fensive to our old friends, the present traitors ;
and even if they should continue to tar and feath
er and hang such men as are from Northern soil,
or who are foolish enough to express an attach
ment for that thing they call the Stars and Stripes,
we will say nothing about it. But, if any one in
the North should bo rode on a rail for talking
treason we will denounce it as a most diabolical
Resolved, That so much of the St. Mary's
platform as conflicts with the foregoing, is
hereby repealed. Dut, our old friends, the
present traitors, will see that everything iu
the St. Mary's resolutions can be explained to
be perfectly consistent with all our other res
olutions, and they may be assured that this
repealing clause amounts to nothing, and was
only inserted here because some people, whose
votes wo wanted, made a fuss about the St.
Resolved, That we think it best not to publish
the foregoing resolutions, butthat a copy be made
out for the private use of each member of the
Clearfield clique ; and also one to each member
of the party who has been active in getting up
clubs for the "Day-Cook." Also, two extra cop
ies to each of the Editors of the "Clearfield Re
publican," and an indefinite number of extra
copies to Dr. Boyer; some of which he is to send
to Vallandigham, Breckinridge, and the rest of
that "small patriot band." who have been so hon
orably noticed by the Editors of the "Clearfield
Republican," and so boldly endorsed at St. Ma
ry s the rest to be sent to the Southern widows
and orphans referred to in the St. Mary's reso
lutions, and for whom the kind-hearted Doctor,
in common with all true "Day-Book" Democrats,
feels a tender solicitude.
Defending Philadelphia. The Chicago
Tribune has the following sharp paragraph :
"it may not be generally known, but it is true,
that the Government has peremplorilv ordered
six thousand well armed troops from Fremont's
Department to Washington. In view of the
work that is laid out for the West to accom
plish, this is hardly fair. If the West is to do
all the fighting in this war, we insist that New
York and Pennsylvania shall stand aside, and
that the contract, with a suitable compensa
tipn, shall at once be awarded to the seven
States that are now pouring out their full quo
ta of loyal fighting ru;n. If this Is not done,
is it not time that drafting in the East was
All in a. Not Shell. The Cincinnati Com
mertial says : "The men from whom we have
heard the loudest praises of the Fremont proc
lamation are democrats and Kentuckians.
They say it is all right. It don't free any
body's negroes but those of traitors, and are
we to suppose that a General is to take carejof
an enemy's negroes tor him?' General Fre
mont has simply refused to enter into the ne
gro trade. As the shortest way of managing
contraband negrees, be turns them loose to
shift for themselves. He don't undertake to
sell them for the benefit of the United States,
or to feed them at the expense of the govern
ment. It this is 'radical,' it is a case of radi
cal common sense.
American farmnra haVA ulraiilr racAtvcit
something like . $80,000,000 from England for
1 - J .-AT.. iL! .
ureaustuui ims yoar.
PLATFORM OF THE DAY-BOOK DEMOCRACY
Democracy have been making a new platform or
which bears the highest internal evidence of
understood, we give the public platform and
THE PUBLIC PLATFORM.
Whereas, A wide spread rebellion exists
which has for its object the dismemberment
of our glorious Union; and the Democratic
party of Clearfield county, having assembled
in Mass Convention to express their views
touching the present condition cf the country
Be it Resolved, That the history of the coun
try is the history of the Democratic party that
as in the past, the Deemocratic party has
ever zealously and actively supported the
powers that be in maintaining the nationa
honor, and defending the symbol of our na
tionality, so in the present and in the future
when stout hearts and willing hands are need
ed, the Democracy will cordially give to any
administration all the moral, material and
physical force necessary to crush rebellion, to
resist invasion, or to wipe out any indignity
which may be offered to the Nation.
Resolved, That we will stand by the present
Administration and aid it in all legitimate
measures whilst its objects may be the preser
vation of the Union, the enforcement of the
laws, and the maintainnnce of the Constitu
tional rights of the people, but will not coun
tesance any eflort to destroy the institutions
of any section of our common country.
Resolved. That the Democratic party have
ever held that the Constitution, with the laws
and treaties made in pursuance thereof, con-
stitnte the Supreme law of the land; and we
denv that the right exists in any State to se
cede from the Union, or to nullify the laws
Resolved, That this is no time for dissensions,
criminations, or uselesss discussions as to the
origin of the war, or where the responsibility
rests; that a rebellion exists, and all should
strive to bring about such a speedy and hon
orable adjustment of our difficulties as will
make us again a happy, great and united people.
Resolved, That inasmuch ns such a state of
affairs as the present was never anticipated,
and no provision exists which enables the
President, or any other power in onr govern
ment, to propose terms or adjust difficulties,
and as this may cause the war to be prolonged
and the bitterness and horrors thereof increas
ed; and since a National Convention is the
only competent authority to adjust diflerences
between the States, we are in favor of early
provision Peine made lor tne can oi sncn a
Convention that thereby a prompt and lasting
peace may be made.
Resolved, That whilst wc think the condition
of the country may demand extreme and un
accustomed measures, vet we regard any at
tempt to control freedom of speech and free
dom of the press, as a dangerous experiment.
Erior may be preached with impunity, if truth
is left free to combat it.
Resolved, That so much or the resolutions
passed at the St. Mary's conference as con
flict withe th above expressions of opinion,
do not reflect the views of the Democracy of
Clearfield county, and we disavow and refuse to
be held responsible therefor.
Resolved, That the Chairman of the Standing
Committee inform the candidates in the coun
ty and the District of the action of this meet
ing and request a response.
Ad vertisements set in large type, cuts, or out of usual
style will be charged double price for space occupied.
To insure attention, the CASH must accompa
ny notices, as follows : All Cautions with SI ;
Strays, SI; Auditors' notioes, 1,50; Adminis
trators' and Executors' notices, $1,50, each ; and
all other transient Notices at the same rates.
STRAYED. Strayed away from the subscri
ber in Clearfield borough, on Saturday the
1 3th instant, a lied Cow, about 2 years old. Any
information as to her whereabouts will be thank
fully received, and the informant liberally re
warded. JOHN GUELICn.
NEW ARRIVAL AT
H. W. SMITH & CO'S
ONE PRICE CASH STORE, SMITH'S CORNER.
BELOW JUDGE LEONARD'S.
The largest stock of Boots and Shoes in the coun
ty selling low.
Men's Calf Monroes, Men's Kip Boots,
Boy's Calf Monroes, Youth's Calf Monroes.
Child's goat Pumps and Boots, child's goat Welt
boots, child's goat Button boots, child's French
no heel boots. Women's moroooo Jefferson
heels, Women's goat Jefferson heols
Women's Kid Slippers.
noop Shirts, 40 hoops, very cheap, only $1.50
Hoop Shirts, 40 hoops, very cheap, only SI. 60
and as low as 80 cents of the latest style and
importation. And umbrellas, just in
season, of commodious size, from 60 to 76 cents.
. September 18, 1861. julylO.
NOTICE. We have placed our books in the
hands of William Feath, Esq., in the Borough
of New Washington, tor settlement, where all
those having unsettled accounts are earnestly re
quested to call and settle before the 10th day of
September next, otherwise cost will be added.
Our notei are in the hands of the same for collec
tion, of which those owing will also take notice
and attend to the same at once
JOHN L. ALLISON,
Burnside township, August 7th, 1831. j
FLOUR. A lot of good flour on hand and for
rale at MERRELL A BfSLEK'S.
i "NisTKA-nm's NOTICE-,
of Administration on the estauV?1''!
rown. late of Huston township, CIoXm
a., having been granted to & irX, a-'
ersons indebted to said wta'e Y-V'nti !
lake immediate payment, and those W,"", h
gainst the same will present them de!'
cated for settlement. JOHNM it v-V.I0'-August
7.1fii .r.t .---Ml;i;i
" I. K
FOR SALE OK RENT. AalirT
taininz 45 acres r-r i;r,i l?r.
nd under good fence ; and h-jxh, iu" ,scff i
ouse, stable, and othe
ung orchard and a go
is nroDertr i :tn.n.-rt ;
ttro miles from Jnncvvill. . ta"-PAb-r.
ofaeteam saw-mill, where timber csatlf1-'
on the shares. 1'ortennd apply to UWrii
Guelich township, Sept. 4, lS?l-3tp
O. 2, WAKE UP t-Ther
respectfully inform the citizen, ? 1ay
and vicinity, that he continavs to do aft''1
Blacksmithing on short notice and in v 'Btij o
best style, at the Old Shop lc -nJ ,V .i Tr7
Hall. Edge tools of all kinds miit Lr. U3
in the best manner, and warranted 'o .i s1
satisfaction. The puolic will tetui-n W T'
am not in the habit or turnice off ii.ks.Z' trI
of not being able to do them. All I Z Wew'M
and then the public may juJge of ,h 'u.'
themselreg. Kemember the -Old Shon -Town
Hall. J VKs it .'L4'
Clearfield Pa , An-usUS. 1SC1 APF
N. B. Any jobs that Mr. Partner. cmb
cute, will be done on very hort notice.
T10X.-Whereas, by aa., ""heG V
Assembly of the Commonwealth of Veiihtr'-"7'
entitled 'An act to regulate the Ueceral't''1-4'
within this Commonwealth," it it enjoined V'.''
Sheriffs of the several counties to eive tuu '!t
:... ,.r..,.u .1 1 .
will be held on the Seeond Tuexdnvnf r ,
next, (being the EIGHTH day of the
at the several election district! in iaii eouo't
which time and place the qualified rutn ;n 't(j
For Two persons to represent the count;., otCt -field.
Jefferson, Elk and McKta&in tk HoiT
of Representatives of this Coiuiuuawtal-k-"
For Two persons far the oQces of Asociu
of Clearfield county; ' fcC
For One person for the office of Sheriff of Ojf
field county ;
For One person for the ofLce of Treasurer of CUtf.
field county ;
For One person for the office of District A:tcn
of Clearfield county ;
For One person for tho office of Coroner uf li.
field county ;
For One person for the office of Commljjbaw of
Clearfield county ;
ForOne person for the office of Auditor of &v
The electors of the county of ClfirfitlJ wi'i
take notice that the said General Eloctioa will 1
held at the following places :
At the house of Samuel M. Smith, for the tti
hip of Beccaria.
At the house of Aseph Ellis, for the tuwui
of Bell. '
At the house of James Bloom, Sr.. for the Un
ship of Bloom.
At the house of Edward Albert, for thtbt
ship of Boggs.
At the house of William Hoover, for tbt ten
ship of Bradford.
At the public house of K. VT. Moore, f jt Bnvlj
At the house of John Young, fur the tuftnibSpof
At the school houso near Simon Korabiogl'i,
for the township of Chest.
At the Court House, fur the Borourh of Ciesr
field. At the house of Jacob Maorer, for the townihip
At the house of Isaac Bloom, jr., tor the B-jt-ough
of Cnrwensville -
At Centre school house, for the township of T.
At the house of Thomas B. Davis, for the tows-
ship of Ferguson.
At the bouse of John I. Bundy, for the town
ship of Fox
At Conzresa Hill school house, for thwtoirMlii
At the public school home, for the townL!D nf
At the house of Jacob HuLlcr. f-r the towib.s
At the school bouse in Janesvil!. for the ten-
ship of Gueiich.
At the house of Jesse Wilson, for the townibE S
At the school h ouse in Annonville. for ihf tows
ship of Jordan.
At the house of B. D. Hall A Co.. lot the town
ship of Karthaus.
At the iurkev Hill school house, fir the U-'-
ship of Knox.
At the Court House iu theBvruiofClcir"l.
for Lawrence township.
At the public school hone. for the Erou'a tt
At the house formcrlv occupied bv Tbos. y!tr.
for Morris township.
At the public school house, for the Doronb of
At the house of Samuel Smith, Tor the tawcsU?
At the houso of Isaac Blooia. ir.. in the toro' ci
Curwensville. tor I'i.:o tc .?nsMp.
At the house of R. W Mjoh. for '.he towE?b:p
At the house of John Whiteside, for the toa-
ship of Woodward.
JSlI ICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIYfc. is
all persons, except Justices of the Peace, "be
shall hold any office or appoiutmenl of truit, un
der the government of the United St-.ici or -
this State, or of any incorporated district, w belt
er a commissioned officer or otherwise, s ifc
dinate officer or agent, who is or shall bttVL
ployed under the Legislative. Executive or Joli-
cial Eepartmentsof ttusi-itate or the United iuw.
or any city or incorporated district, and a!?oiht
every member of Congress and of the State Lrg
lature, or of the common or se'.uct council of tj
city, or commissioner of any incorporated
met, are by law incapable of h liiii.g or '
cising, at the same time, the office or pi-i'
ment of Judge, Inspector, or clerk of dt elec
tion of this Commonwealth; and that co icf"
tor, judge, or other officer of any such election,
shall be eligible to any office voted fur.
And the Return Jndi of th respective "
tricts aforesaid are requested to meet at tbeCosrt
House, m the Boromrh of C)i.nrfiU. on the ri'9
Friday next after the said r-eeond Tuesday of Oc
tober, then and there to do those thincs reqairw
of them by law.
GIVEN under my hand and seal, at Cler5-!i
mis zatu day of August in the year 01 our--one
thousand eight hundred and sixty-one,
of the Independence of the United States ti
eighty-fifth. F. G. MILLER. Hlerff
T ADIE'S ONE PRICE FANCY ff
JU STORE ! JOHN FA-
REIRA, No. 718 Arch Street,
Detween tn x stn fetreets,
Philadelphia, (late of 814
Market street,) Importer,
Manufacturer of, and Deal
er in all kinds of FANCY"
FURS, for Ladief Misses'
and Children's Wear.
Having now manufactur
ed and in store my usual
large and Beautiful assort
ment of all the various ,
styles and qualitiesot Furs,
adapted to tho ooming Fall
ana winter treasons. t i--
would respectfully invite -i .
an examination of my stock and prices frw 1
intending to purchase as I am enabled to
them very desirable inducements. .
All ray Furs have been purchased for cn, j
made by experienced and competent hanas.
the present monetary troubles render t
.1.-1. t . , , T w aniult at
T mat x aoQUiu uituww v utj -
small advance oncost
lam satisfied that it will be to the
those who design purcnasini?. i a-'-. . t0bo
EPReoolleot, the name, number and n.,, t.
... 1 ales ma v -
Fareira, (Nbw Fu r Store,) Its Arcn
11, isai-arao. .
and the officers to be elected ; Tbf:rifr- r P?,J
ERICK G. MILLER, High Sheriff of Clear j-li
do hereby irive public notice to the Eh-tuufl!'
county ofClearfiolJ,thata UEN'RRAirn rVrl