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BT SAMUEL J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA.. APRIL 30, 1862.
Fiox Mexico. Interesting accounts bare
been received from Mexico. After an unaatis
factory conference between the Allied Com
manders, the French General bad decided to
march his Division agarnst Mexico City, tak
ing open himself all the responsibility of the
act. The English anal Spanish Plenipoten
tiaries Thereupon decided to withdraw their
troope. The reactionary party bad made pre
parations to make a final campaign against the
Juarez Government. The ministers of Jus
tice and Agriculture had arrived by special
express from Mexico City at Vera Cruz to con
fer with the French commander. They were
also received with all due honor by Gen. Prim.
Gen. Miranda and ex-President Almonte are
with the French General, and have published
proclamation te the peeple adverse te the
Juarez Administration. Seeor Doblado bad
tissued counter-proclamation, branding Al
monte and bis adherents as traitors. The plan
f Almonte is to overthrow the present Gov
ernment, to have himself recognized as Dicta
tor, and then call a National Assembly, to
take Into consideration the deplorable condi
tion of the country, and decide which will be
the best form of government for it. A num
ber of Almonte's adherents have signed a doc
ument supporting this measure.
"TJsio Smdxrs." Oar neighbors of the
Clearfield Republican, in their issue of last
week, publish several "extracts" (which pur
port to be from speeches made by 'Ben' Wnde
and Gen. Banks in the State of Maine)-for the
purpose of showing that these gentlemen are
"Union Sliders." Let the intelligent reader
reflect but one moment in reference to the Im
putations of the editors of the Republican and
ask himself the questions Where are Wade
And Banks this day 1 Are they on the side of
the Union or are they with the Southern rebels ?
The answer undoubtedly will be Wade is in
the United States Senate, as a trne and loyal
-citizen, engaged in devising means for the sup
pression of the Southern rebellion and for the
preservation of the Union ; and Banks is at
the head of a division of the Union army dri
ring the traitora before him at every step he
advances. Such men need no defence before
an Intelligent and loyal people. To stigma
tize loyal men as "Union Sliders," is certain
ly a most "foul slander."
A Historical Event. The President's vis
it to the French frigate Gassendi,on the 26th,
was an event of historical importance. It is
aid, that this was the first time a President
-ever went on board a foreign vessel of war,
and the first French vessel of M ar that ever
came to Washington. The President was re
ceived with all the honors usually shown the
'Emperor of France. The yards were manned,
ithe ship was dressed in flags, the American
national ensign floated at the main, and tho
French flag at the fore mizzen and peak. The
national salute was fired on the President's ar
rival and again on bis departure. Admiral
Raynaud reeeived him at the foot of the lad
der, and the seamen shouted "Vice le Preti
dint I" on his arrival and departure. The vis
It passed off tt the satisfaction of all parties.
An Important Treatt. The treaty ratified
by the U. S. Senate on the 24th April, between
England and the United States is, perhaps, the
most important that has been made for many
years, as l y its provisions the slave .trade is
surrounded by so many perils that the nefari
ous operators must be driven from the busi
ness. The leading feature of the treaty is
that Vessels of war of both nations are allow
ed to search merchant vessels belonging to
each other, within the limits of 200 miles from
the coast of Africa, aouth of Capo d Verde,
and within 80 leagues around the Island of
Coba. Mixed tribunals are to be established
at two ports on the coast of Africa for the trial
of parties engaged in the slave trade, both na
tions to be equally represented.
Prauewortht. The editors of the Clear
fitld Republican are just now engaged in an ef
fort to convince their readers that, prior to
the attack of the Rebels on the flag of our
country, the Journal entertained no feelings
. of hostility to, the South, and was opposed to
. coercion. We are pleased to Bee this im
provement in the tone of the Republican, and
trnst the editors will continue their efforts un
til the wrong. impressions disseminated by
. (bat psper, as to the temper of the Republican
party .towards the Southern Stales, are com
RsrvBUO or Salvador. M. Lorenzo Mon
tnfar last week presented bis credentials as
Minister ot the Republic of Salvador. He said
bie Government bad ordered him to say that
: tt earnestly desires the peace, prosperity and
glory of the United States, over which the
.President presides f adding that the people of
. -Salvador, are progressive, , and eminently A
, asedcae, and that they ofier up their vows to
Osjavvw that the people of the United States
may contloae prosperous. , The President re
.plied in appropriate terms. .
Col. Corcoran baa been beard from, under
; -date .of Riohmond, the 19th tut. Ha says that,
while Is aoxiens to be bonorably released, he
M C0DJ1 js)Jet1y te await prepw action.
INTERESTING WAR NEWS.
The Siege of Torktown.
I.t not nnfrequently happens that the value
of a movement or action cannot be estimated,
or its results fully comprehended before the
lapse ot several days. Such is the case con
cerning the affair, on out front, of the 16th.
Up to that day, our extreme front was upward
of a mile distant from that of the enemy, the
intervening territory being occupied at times
by the skirmishers of both sides, but practi
cully in possession of the enemy .in force more
or less numerous, thrown out in front of their
entrenched works. On the morning of the
16tb, our force of infantry, supporting that of
artillery, was thrown boldly forward, clearing
this disputed territory of the enemy, who were
driven back to their entrenched position
across the stream, on the further bank of
which it is situated. This bold and vigorous
movement was followed in the morning by
planting our artillery directly in the face of
tboso works, at a distance of 1,200 yards,
which after a fierco cannonading on both sides
for two hours, were practically silenced. At
the same time a small body of infantry was
thrown forward to feel and reconnoiter the in
tervening space. This was done with a bold
ness, skill, and success worthy of older sol
diers, better there could not be than the sterl
ing Vermonters, to whom this hazardous duty
was confided. Later in the day, these impor
tant advantages were improved by advancing
our artillery still further, and within 400 yards
of the enemy's work, to a position command
ing them, at the same time covering our in
frantry. These rapid and vigorous move
ments pushed the enemy to the wall, and ren
dered their works almost untenable. We had
nearly exchanged positions, our own having
been securely and firmly taken. We have
since maintained it, and we can hold it at will.
Meanwhile our Infantry pushed the reconnois
sance to within pistol-shot ot the enemy's
works, the principal feature in the strength of
which was the stream fronting them, flooded
by dams, and clogged by brush and felled
trees. To obtain a complete knowledge of
these obstructions, and, if possible, a nearer
view of the enemy's works, and especially a
knowledge of the extent of the rifle-pits that
stretched along the banks of the stream, above
and below the entrenched position of the ene
my, was- at once important and hazardous ;
important, nay. absolutely necessary to the
prosecution of future operations, and hazard
ous becanse in the very face of thousands ot
the rebel infantry lying in wait at short range
in their pits and entrenchments. To make
this reconnoissance, to take this near view, to
make this examination, was all that was con
templated by the orders covering the opera
tions, unless, in prosecuting them, it should
appear that, by the flight or weakness of the
enemy, it was practicable to occupy their
works. Such an insane idea as that of assault
ing the strong position of the enemy with the
small force advanced, a mere reconnoitering
party, was at no time contemplated. The ob
jects in view were accomplished with eminent
success, and the result now is we not only
command the rebel works both by our artillery
and infantry, but all that is necessary to a per
fect knowledge of the enemy's works, and the
various appliances relied on for the prosecu
tion of their defensive operations, has been
One feature of tho operations on the 16th is
worthy of more particular mention than has
been made of it. I refer.to the masterly man
ner in which the dash of Col. Stoughton and
bis men was covered bo the artillery, under
the direction of Capt. Ayres. Col. Stough
ton, with one or two hundred men, bad been
sent into the woods on our right, witlt the
view of crossing over to our ejeft immediately
in front of the enemy's works, close down to
the water, for the purpose ot making an ex
amination of the dam and the front of the reb
el defences. 'At a given moment they emerg
ed from the woods on the right, with a cheer,
and rushed down tho hill in the face of . the
pits, a single volley from which would aseni
ingly cut down every man. The same instant
Capt. Ayres directed the artillery to open on
the rebel's pits and works. The order was
obeyed with terrible energy, twenty guns
launching an unceasing shower of shells, every
one exploding, with unerring precision. The
long line of rebel works blazed with a sheet
of flame. Thousands ot rifles rose above the
ramparts, but instead of being discharged with
deliberation at our men in front, they were
generally elevated so as to fire into the air.
The practice of our artillery was perfect.
The energy of the firing was indescribable.
The raar was unceasing. A cloud of smoke
and dust rose from the crest of the rebel work,
where, with not as much as an instant's cessa
tion, the shells exploded. No troops could
face such a storm, and tho endeavor of the
enemy to plant a single volley into Colonel
Stoughton's men must have cost them many
lives. To our men it was a terrific ordeal, as
well as their safety. Tho shells of our artil
lery wern aimed directly over them, and the
track of the fiery shower could not have ex
ceeded ten feet, and probably was less than
that distance above their heads. Never had
artillery a more delicate or important mission
to perform a double and diverse duty; or so
firing as to avoid oue and hit the other both
being almost in the same range. Our men
passed and repassed with but slight loss, hav
ing but two or three killed aud some haif
dozen wounded, Col. Stoughton bringing of!
one on his back.
As the result of the affair of the 16th, we
have emphatically the enemy's works in a
"tight place." They can neither man what
guns they have, nor mount more. There is a
sharpshooter for every bead. Our artillery
men are constantly on the watch, night and
day ; and now and then a shell is planted at
will, as a reminder that any movement, offen
sive or defensive, will be followed by a deadly
shower. . What might, and probably would
have cost days and weeks to accomplish by a
less energetic measure and bold measure, bas
been accomplished in a few short hours, and,
what is more important still, at the cost of
fewer lives by far. We hug the enemy, and
it is impossible for them to deal the blows
for which they were preparing giving to us
an advantage of the greatest value.
About two o'clock to-day, a white flag was
raised on the rebel fortifications, and shortly
after Col, Wm. M. Levy, bearing a message
from Brig. -Gen. Semmes, made his.appoar
ance at the dam, where he was met by Major
Currie,of Gen. Smith'a staff. The message
was addressed, "To the Commander of the
Brigade in front," and its purport was tbat
thore were several of our dead lying nnburied
on tbat side of the stream, to bury whom a
cessation of hostilities for two hours was ask
ed. The reply of Gen. Smith was that he
would prefer to receive the dead at the dam,
that tbey might be buried by their comrades.
The messenger returned with this answer and
subsequently reappeared with the assent of
Gen. Semmes to the proposition.
From Washington City. '
Wariiiotok, April 25. The ratification of
the Seward and Lyons treaty for the suppres
sion of the slave trade will soon be exchanged.
The main points are a mutual right of search,
without regard to the number ef vessels to be
employed, and the summary trial and punish
ment of these engaged in the illegal traffic.
Senor Don Lorenzo Matcfar bas presented
his credentials as minister of the Republic of
Salvador. He said hit ggvercmct trdereJ
him to manifest to the President that it earn
estly desired the peace, prosperity, and glory
of the United States over which our Executive
so worthily presides adding that the people of
Salvador,progressive and eminently American,
offer up their prayers that the great people of
the United States may ever prosper, and the
Republic founded by the immortal Washing
ton may each day become more powerful and
manifest stronger sympathies with the people
of the American continent who profess their
principles and love their institutions.
To which the President replied tbat Repub
licanism in this country is demonstiating its
adoption to the highest interests of society,
the preservation of the State itself against the
violence ot faction. , Elsewhere on the Ameri
can continent it is struggling against the in
roads of anarchy, which invites foreign inter
vention. Let the American States, therefore,
drawcloser together and animate and reassure
each other, and thus prove to the world that,
although we have inherited some ef the errors
ot ancient systems, we are nevertheless capa
ble of completing and establishing the new
one which we have chosen. On the result
largely depends the progress of civilization
and hapiness of mankind.
Washington .has, almost daily rumors of
Cabinet changes, but as they are known to
originate with interested parties, reliable
journalists rarely take notice of them unless,
it be to contradict them when they are too
chronic. The sensation ot the hour baa been
the transfer of Secretary Welles from the navy
portfolio to the Spanish mission, and the ap
pointment of numerous gentlemen as his suc
cessors. It is hardly necessary to say that
there is not a word of truth in these changes,
nor is there likely to be. The President said
to-day that he bad no intention of making any
changes in his Cabinet.
Interesting from Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Driver, an old resident of Nashville,
and the man who raised the first Union flag in
that place having kept the noble ensign hid
in his house during the dark days of secession
in that city, waiting a favorable opportunity
to raise it bas sent a long letter to the Salem
(Mass.) Register, giving that paper some inter
esting news about matters in Tennessee. We
make the followirg extract from the letter :
Is thero one man North who now expects to
make peace-based on compromise with such
men as lead here? Is there one who expects
a lasting peace in this land, until the armed
heel of freedom's soldiers marks every inch of
lave soil 1 IT thero is, he knows little of the
South or Southern men and women. One do
feat of the Federal forces, and madness would
be rampant here. In the hour of victory,
they would destroy every Union family in the
South. We live on a volcanic mass, which at
any moment may upheave, and blow us to
glory without .the benefit of the clergy, the
most of whom are in the army of Dixie !
Our enemy is bitter as death, as Implacable
as the savage of the forest ; he will dp any
thing to gain his end. Twice has tho "Black
Flag" been flaunted in our laces, and cheered
by a portion of our citizens. Our women are
more bitter than the men, and our children
are taught to bate the North in chnrcb, in
school, and at the fireside. Our city still pre
sents a sullen, silent front; it will take as
long a time to root treason out of Nashville as
itdid the household sins of Egypt out of Israel.
"Had I my way, I would confiscate the
property of all traitors, work the slaves three
or four years under overseers, on the land of
their masters, sell the crop thus raised, and
pay the war debt ; this would save the people
from taxation. The fifth year's crop give to
the slaves, and send them to Texas or else
where, give them a Government, buy op the
slaves ef the loyal men, and let them be sent
to their brethren. The land confiscated I
would divide among the soldiers of the North,
and the widows and orphans of those deluded
poor men of the South who fell victims to
false notions of "Southern Rights ;" compel
the Northern man to settle on his grant, or to
send a settler of true, industrious habits, and
give him no power to alienate his title for ten
or more years. This will insure an industri
ous, worthy, patriotic people, for the South.
One man will make one bale o'f cotton, others
ten; your spindles and loom will be kept
running by freemen, and slavery will cease
forever, as it should do. Slavery is a curse,
a crime, a mildew, and must end, or war will
blast our fair heritage for all time to come.
From Gen. Halleck's Army.
Pittsburg Landing, April 24. A reconnoi
tering party, under Brigadier General A. J.
Smith, left here this morning, and attacked
the enemy's pickets one hundred and fifty
strong, who fled in great haste, leaving their
knapsacks, blankets and everything else. The
party then proceeded on foot toPeaRidge.Ten
nessee, where they found 3,0C0 or 4,000 rebels
drawn up in line of battle, who, at the first
fire of our artillery, also decamped, leaving
their tenia, camp equippage, private baggage,
and even half written letters and other things
indicating the completeness of the surprise.
Enough tents were left to accommodate a di
vision. Everything was burned by our men.
We have captured twelve prisoners, none of
whom expressed regret at being taken. They
say the people South are getting sick of the
war. The roads are improving fast.
From Pittsburg we have intelligence of a
skirmish with the enemy, in which Gen.
Granger, with five hundred cavalrv participat
ed, about two miles from our pickets. Our
forces came in contact with the rebel pickets
and drove them in and then encountered a
strong force of rebel cavalry. After fighting
for an hour, both sides retired. The loss was
From Hilton Head, S. C.
The steamer Marion arrived at New York
on the 22d inst., from Hilton Head. Her ad
vices state tbat a surveying party of two hun
dred, of the Eighth Michigan regiment, were
about landing at Wilmington Island, below
Savannah, when they were surprised by a
body of rebels numbering from six to eight
hundred, who poured on them an effective
fire, killing and wounding several of our meu.
The Michigan troops returned the fire and
went gallantly into the fight. The rebels after
making a short stand retreated in order. The
Adjutant of the 8th Maine regiment was killed
with twelve or thirteen others and twenty-five
or thirty wounded. The dead were taken to
Fort Pulaski, and the wounded carried to the
hospital at Hilton Head. The rebel loss is
Fort Pulaski is so much injured as to be
wholy unfit as a work ot defense. A Parrott
shell exploded in Fort Pulaski on the 14th,
killing four men and wounding several others.
From the Rappahannock.
Washington, April 23. The steamer Yan
kee went up the Rappahannock river to Fred
ericksburg yesterday, having cautiously pass
ed through the sunken obstructions in the
channel seven miles below tbat town. Our
flotilla bas captured seven rebel schooners,
one of which bas a valuable cargo of dry
goods, medicines and saltpetre. They have
also taken two small steamers. It is further
stated that the rebel pickets are occasionally
seen on the south side of the river. Our
troops still command the possession of Freder
icksburg, the residents of which are entirely
free in their usual business pursuits.
- From Nassau, New Providenoe.
The Rebel steamer Nashville, now called
the Thota&s L. Wragg h returae to Nassau i
from an unsuccessful attempt to run the
blockade at CLarleston. She had one of ber
paddle boxes badly injured, which was suppos
ed to have been; lrom the effects of a cannon
ball. She has a full cargo of ammunition and
guns brought by the Gladiator from England.
The steamer Ella Warley, with potash and
saltpetre, was soon to sail for some Southern
port. The steamer Cecil had arrived at Nas
sau from Charleston. Several rebel vessels
were reported to be at Nassau.
From Gen.. Fremont's command.
The following has been received from Wheel
ing :- On the 21st inst., the indefatigable
General Milroyj at the head of a reconnoiter
ing force, overtook 'the rear guard of the ene
my's cavalry 6 miles west of the railroad,
near Buffalo Gap, Augusta county, Western
Va. They fled rapidly, pursued by our caval
ry. Gen. Milroy learned that their main body
stopped the previous night six miles beyond
Buffalo Gap, but finding they were cut off at
Staunton by Gen. B;inks, they bore southwest
through both Bath and Allegheny counties
towards the James river.
Engagement at Elizabeth City, N. C.
Baltimore, April 24. The Old Point boat
has arrived. Col. Summers and Lieut. Oarnes
came up this morning in the Old Point boat,
having arrived there about an hour before the
boat left, in the steamer Cossack from New
bern. They report that a fight occurred on
Tuesday of last week, near the canal locks at
Elizabeth City, between Col. Hawkins' Eigh
teenth and a force of rebels. The latter were
repulsed with considerable loss. Our loss
was estimated at 50 killed and wounded. Col.
Hawkins was wounded in the right breast and
hie adjutant killed.
From Fort Lafayette.
Nkw YonK, April 23. Lieut. Thomas, the
French lady, confined in Fort Lafayette, for
transferring the steamer St. N icbolas to the
custody of the rebels at Baltimore, last sum
mer escaped from Fort Lafayette, on Mon
day night. He had procured a number of tin
caus, which ho corked tightly and tied about
his waist, when he took to the water and swam
toward the Long Island shore. He was dis
covered by the sentinel and a boat being put
in requisition he wag brought back and con
veyed to bis old quarters.
From General Mitchell's Division.
Chicago, April 24. A special despatch to
the Times from Pitt6burg Landing, states that
Gen. Mitchell's division has arrived at Tus
cumbia. He has now possession of two hun
dred miles of the Memphis and Charleston
railroad. Large reinforcements arrived at
Pittsburg Landing on the 22d inst.
LIBERIA AND HAITI.
A proposition to recognize the independence
of the Republic of Liberia and of Llayti has
been introduced into the United States Sen
ate. It is a somewhat singular fact that al
though the former country is an offshoot ef
American civilization, peopled almost entire
ly by emancipated slaves, or other colored
emigrants lrom this country, our Government
has never established diplomatic relations
with it. Many of our best and wisest states
men Henry Clay among the number advo
cated this measure with great zeal and earn
estness, but without success. The chief ob
jection urged was, the danger that a negro
representative might be sent to Washington ;
but it was proposed to obviate this by appoint
ment as minister one of the white agents of
the Colonization Society. This whole ques
tion is one of considerable iuterest. We are
a trading people, and have endeavored to ad
vance our interests by establishing commer
cial treaties with nations of all climes and
nearly of all colors, without reference to their
religion or form of Government. With the
Indians we have made innumerable treaties ;
the Japanese embassy we delighted to honor,
in every imagiuablo way, at great national and
municipal expenses, without the prospect of
deriving much profit or advantage in any way.
The mission to China is considered a very ac
ceptable and desirable, position even by supe
rior diplomasts who are leading spirits of the
Breckinridge organization. They evidently
have no objection to any color except black.
Nor, indeed, do they always avoid black.
Brazil, the great slaveholding country of Soutii
America, although it has a white emperor,
often has negro ministers of State. It was a
favorite Court for the Virginia aspirants to
diplomatic posts ; and such men ss Henry A.
Wise and Robert K. Scott have delighted to
pay their respects, after the most approved
style of courtly etiquette, in the latitude of
Rio Janeiro, to men as black as any of the
slaves upon their plantations. They did not,
apparently, find themselves very much horri
fied by such official contact with South Amer
In considering the propriety of recognizing
Liberia and Hayti.it must be' remembered
that our chief object would be to promote our
own intorests, in two ways: first, by increas
ing our trade with those countries, and sec
ond, by diminishing difficulties in the way of
the emigration, to them, of the surplus colored
population of the United States. It is proba
ble that one of the main reasons why Liberia
has not advanced more rapidly has been the
neglect and aversion which has been mani
fested towards it by our Government. By its
recognition, at least one step will bo made to
wards remedying this error. With Hayti and
Liberia open to receive, and to gladly wel
come, colored emigrants from our soil, if we
were in constant receipt of official information
indicating their prosperity, we would have
little apprehension of a redundant and bur
densome negro population swarming in upon
the free States Press.
Suffering and Destitution in Ireland.
Dr. Brodie, the Irish poor law inspector, who
was detailed, in February last, to proceed on
board her Majesty's ship Geyser, to the islands
on the western coast ot Ireland, to report the
condition of the inhabitants, has made a re
port, which, though evidently careless and
superficial, reveals some painful details. At
Innis Boffin Island he found that the diet of
the people consisted chiefly of Indian meal,
cooked with neath and the dried surface of the
bogs. Very few potatoes were found, and un
less some be supplied for seed, the distress
next year must be even greater than at pres
ent. There was not a bit of bakers bread, a
drop of milk, or a pound of meat on the is
lands. The people bad no stores of provisions
to fall back upon, and were likely to suffer
great privations. At Shark Island the people
were almost identically circumstanced tbat
is on the verge of starvation. The population
of Clare Island numbers four hundred, and a
portion of them are in great want of provi
sions,' and there is a deficiency of seed pota
toes for planting. The weather was so bad,
says the Doctor, tbat he conld not visit Achil,
Inniskea, or the Arran Islands, and so the
matter rests, so far as the English government
is concerned, but private charity ' will,' no
doubt, step In and render some aid, though it
may be somewhat insufficient and precarious.
' When John C. Breckinridge was first accus
ed of treason he asked a suspension of pub
lic opinion. Now public opinion asks a sus
pension of him. .
When you see a drunken rebel black with
mud, you may conclude that ho ban dvcl Id
the last ditca. -
"Truth Stranger than Fiction.
A correspondent of one of our exchanges,
writing from Yorktown, relates the following :
"Never until we stood by the grave ot the
Green Mountain boys did we realize bow much
stranger is truth than fiction. Your readers
will all tecollect last summer a private was
court-martialed for sleeping on his post, out
near Chain Bridge, on the upper Potomac,
lie was convicted : his sentance was death ;
the finding was approved of by the General,
and the day fixed for his execution. He was
a youth of more than ordinary intelligence;
he did not beg for pardon, but was willing to
meet his fate. The time drew near ; the stern
necessity of war required that an example
should be made of some one ; his was an ag
gravated case. But the case reached the ears
of theiPresident ; he resolved to save hlui ; he
signed a pardon and sent it out; the daycame.
'Suppose,' thought the Presideut, my pardon
has not reached him.' The telegraph was
called into requisition ; an answer did not
come promptly. 'Bring up my cairiage,'he
ordered. It came, and soon the important
State papers were dropped, and through the
broiling sun and dusty roads he rode to the
camp, abont ten miles, and saw tbat the soldier
was saved ! He has, doubtless, forgotten the
incident, but the soldier did hot. When the
3d Vermont charged upon the rifle-pits, and
the enemy ponred a volley upon them, tho
first man who fell was William Scott, of Com
pany K, with six bullets in his body. His
comrades caught him up, and as his life-blood
ebbed away, he'raised to Heaven, amid the din
of war, the cries of the dying, and the shout
of the enemy, a praj'er for the President, and
as he died he remarked to his comrads that he
had shown that he was no coward and not
afraid to die. Ho was interred, In the pres
ence of his regiment, in a little grove, about
two miles to the rear of the rebe I fort, in the
centre of a group of holly and vines ; a few
cherry trees in lull bloom, are scattered
around the edge. In digging his grave, a
skull.'and bones were found, and metal buttons,
showing that the identical spot had been used
in .the Revolutionary War, lor our fathers who
fell in the same cause. The Chaplain related
the circumstances to the boys, who stood
around with uncovered heads. He prayed for
the President, and paid tho mort glowing
tribute to his noble heart that we ever heard.
The tears started in their eyes as the clods of
earth were thrown upon him in his narrow
grave, where he lay shrouded in his coat and
Ailverttsementsset in farge type, cuts, or out of usual
tty leu-ill be charged do utile price for sjxice occupied .
To insure attention, the CASH must accompa
ny notices, as follows: All Cautions with SI,
Strays, $1; Auditors' notices, $1,50; Adminis
trators' and Executors' notices, $1,50, each ; and
all other transient Notices at the same ra'.es
TRIKING TIMES IN UNION TOWN
SHIP. TREMENDOUS EXCITEMENT ON
ANDERSON'S CREEK. It seems to be the gen
eral opinion of the people of Clearfield county,
that ail the Wool ought to Le carded in the
Whitehead Factory, in Union township.
Wool carded at 5 ccnt3 per pound, when brought
to the milt and taken away. . All Lincoln. Doug
las. .Breckinridge, and Cell men, should give the
subscriber a call, as he is prepared to do Fulling,
and every description of Manufacturing on the
most reasonable terms, having served a regular
time to the business. Persons will do well by
holding on to their wool, as I intend to give them
a call shortly. Ap30) LAW hYKKS.
TRUSTEE'S SALE. By virtue of an order
of the Orphans' Court of Clearfield county,
the undersigned will expose to puMio sale, at
New Washington, on Monday the 2d day of June,
next, at 2 o'clock P. M., the following described
real estate late the property of Jonathan Pierce
deceased, viz : a certain messuage or tract of
land situate in Bell township Clearfield county.
Pa., bounded as follows; on the south by land of
William Coonsman, on the west by land of Jame9
McManus, on the north by land of P. G. Miller,
and on the east by land of George Snyder. Con
taining one hundred acres and one hundred and
fifty perches with a log house, log barn,' two
orchards and about sixty acres of cleared land
thereon. Terms of the sale, as follows ; one fifth
of the purchase money thereof to be paid cash,
one third at confirmation of sale, and the remain
ing balance in two equal annual payments with
iuterest. JOIIN RORABAUGII, Trustee.
New Washington April 2oth 1S62.
Spring Opening at
h. w. SMITH & CO'S,
Of the latest and most fashionable
a o o r s.
17IIRST QUALITY OP PRINTS, Warranted good
j oloth and fast colors, for sale at our former
prices to wit : 12i cents per yard.
AI30, a large stock of Pamina's and Zygias. the
now raging meterials for travelling costumes
and promenade dresses ;
With a complete assortment of Ladies' Dress trim
mings, Buttons, Tassels, Cords. Skirt Braids, Ber
lin Zephyr Worsted, Shetland Wool, Embroi
dery, Silks, etc. A choice lot of trimmings
for Zouave's, .consisting of Gimp, Silk,
White Bugles, Steel Bugles, Gilt Zou
aves, Blark Zouaves, etc., etc., etc.
DR. A. M. HILLS, desires to inform his pa
tients, and those who may desire his profes
sional services, that owing to the press of business
in his offioe in Clearfield, ha will be unable ot
visit his usual places any more, but may alwavs
be found at home in future. April 10-tf."
N. B. Badly fitting gold plates can be exchang
ed for Vulcanite work.
TO COLLECTORS OF TAXES. Special
notice is now given to all collectors of Coun
ty and State Taxes for 1861, and previous years.
that executions will issue on the Second day of
June, 1862, for all balances of County tax then
remaining unpaid upon their respective dupli
cates. The collectors for 1862, will take notice
that this rule will be enforced in the future, and
they will be imperatively requirecLfto settle up
their duplicates within the year. Bv order of
the Board. WM. S. BRADLEY,
April 13, 1S52. Clerk.
CAUTION. All persons ore hereby caution
ed against purchasing or meddling with the
following property, now in possession of John
Waggoner, to wit : l'brindle cow. 1 black cow, 1
red cow, 1 bay nvare, 14 sheep. 3 heiffer calves, 1
wagon, 1 plow, 1 corn plow, 1 harrow, 1 windmill,
1 timber sled, 10 acres of grain in the ground- 2
oxen, and 1 stack of hay, as the same have been
purchased by us at Sheriff's sale, and have only
been left with said Waggonor on loan and are sub
jebt to onr order. IIIPPLE A FAUST.
March- 6, 1862. .
SCHOOL .TEACHERS OF CLEARFIELD
COUNTY ! The Superintendentcontemplates
opening an Institute for the . improvement of
teachers in the best methods of giving instruc
tion in the branches of learning taught in our
common schools. If thirty teachers signify, by
letter or otherwise, on or before the 10th of May
next, their willingness to attend the said Institute,
then the same will be opened in Curwensville on
the 2d of June following, and continue eight
weeks. To defray expenses, each teacher will be
charged four dollars in advance
March 26 ,'6 2. JESSS BKOOJCALL. Co.
CJALT a good article, and verr oh eat. atta.
g store of WM.F.1UW1N. Clearfi'
r ,TTe. fuUcriber !d inform iu
farmers of Clearfield county, that hekepje0B
stantlyon hand at the Jones Kiln at Tyroo
large stock of lime, and will furnUh on w,,., ,
any quantity at the terminus of the Tvron uj
March I'J, 1862. W.M. H. ROBERTSON.
CAUTION. All persons ar hereby caution,
ed against purchasing or meddling with th
following property, to wit: ond dark bj mirr
one dars bay horse, one 2-year old colt, ant ob
wagon, now in the powetsion of Peter Riwinrr
as the same belong to me and have only Ua tefe
with him on loan. ANDREW PEN'TZ Sr
Feb. 19. 1B62-3 tp. '
CLEARFIELD HOUSE, CLEARFIELD
PA. Ihe subscriber having purchased thi
furniture and interest from U. fl. Morrow. Snii
House, is now prepared for the reception of ira
sient and permanent boarders. Every depart
ment connected with his establishment wifi te
conducted second to none in the county, lie t
pectfully solicits a share of public patrons
July 1 1, lS80.-y. GEO. N. COLBiTlt.V
BLACKSMITH WANTED AT GRAHAM-
TON. One who can corns well recommended
for industry and sobriety None other ceei ap.
ply. A good shop with three fires and three tt
of smith s tools (if desired), and a house, gardo
and stable will all be leased for one year from
the 1st of April next, and for a linger time if t.
isfaction is rendered to customers and to tnTMif
Address, J AS. B. GKAHAM.
January t, 1862. Clearfield. p
s h. i-auchli. :::::: cntRLcs bole
VEW WATCH4 JEWELRY STORK.
ii The undersigned having loaatcd in tba bor
ough of Clearfield, (at the shop formerly occupied
by K Welch as a jewelry shop.) are prepar4
do work of all kinds on the most reasonable tarmi
Tb cash will positively be expected wkoa tit
wprk is delivered. We are confidant that wcaa
not be excelled byany workmen in town oroountr
Come one ! come all to the i?n of the Bit; Wm,
April o, 62-ly-pd. LACCULLN d- iiOLEd
A.NKINli AND COLLECTION OFFICI
IiEONARD, FINNEY & CO.,
CLEARFIELD, CLEARFIELI COUNTY, Pa.
Bills of Exchange. Notes and Drafts DisoouctoJ.
Deposits received. Collections made, and proceeds
promptly remitted. Exchange on the Cities con
stantly on hand. Office, on becond street, in th
room lately occupied by w . A. Wallace. Ed.
james t. Leonard. ::::::::: d. a. rissav.
wm a. Wallace. :::::::::: a. c. fisxet.
WIIITTE.VS GOLDEN SALVE. The
Great Progressive and llialing Remedy .
An article that prosents a challenge to the world
to produce in any remedy yet invented, aa equal
for thn painless and rapid cure of external io
flsmatory calamities, or diseases. It il good fir
Painful Swellings, Sores, Ulcers, Burns. Scaldj,
Rheumatism, Soro throat. Bruise, praina. Cnu.
Tumors, Erysipelas, WarU. Sore eyes. Buil.
Chapped hands, Frosted feet. etc.. eto. ijite it a
trial. Price 2(J cents a box. For sala bv JAWtf
UOSS. in Woodward township. March 1.'B2
"jV"owTr;rm-E. MALONEY& Co,
Would respectfully inform the citiiuns ot Centra
and Clearfield counties, that have juit reoired
and opened a jiew and very extensive stool vf
TIN & COPPER-WARE.
S II EETIRO N-W A li i:.
A VARIETY OF STOVES,
and a general assortment ot articles usually kept
in an establishment of the kind, which they otfVr
chap for cash. Approved produen taken in paj
ment at market price. Jan. 15. 1 firt2.
CLEARFIELD MUSIC SCTIOOL Foria
struction upon the Piano, Melodoon aad Gui
tar, and in Ilartnoay and Singing.
Terms For pupils under six years old, Si.
for seventy two lessons of one half hour ach ;
for all pupi!3ovrr six yean old. ilO.ut). ftrin-ty-two
lessons of one hour each ; upon. Piano, Me
loJeon. Guitar or in Harmony.
Payable, one-fourth at the beginning ac J the
balance at the end of the quarter.
Vocal music free to all Instrumental pupils
Stiidici alone. S3. 00 per term.
Booms at Mr. Alexander IrwinV
Oct. 1.1 3G0. E. A. P. RY.NDtR. Teacher.
Tust received at the "Corner Store," Curwens
ville. a new and seasonable stock of gol.
which will be sold upon reasonable terms.
Clover and timothy s&od of a govl quality. fr
salolow, by WM. IKVIN.
Grain of all kiuJi, bacon and lard,f..r sala at
the "comer store'' by VM. IK V I.N.
One new two-horse wagon for sale, inquire kl
Curwensville. of WM. IK IS.
One pair of good heavy oxen for sle bv
March 12, '02, WM. IKVIN.
ATTENTION, REE KEEPERS. R. Ad
ams fc Co., having purchased the Riht t
Clearfield Co . for 'J. S. Harbison's Patent Im
proved movable comb Bee Hive,"' would iips;t
fully direct the attanlion of Bee keepers to tie
many advantages it poase-ues over any other Hive
out. Wih this Hive you can have complete en
trol over your Bees can at any time remove Vxur
surplus honey without killing Bees cn mK
artificial swarms when desired can prevent your
Bees from being destroyed by moth and other
advantages it possesses which'will rsoomsiecJed
it to all interested in Bee keeping For Hic
Individual or Township Rights, address
ADAMS A CO .
Feb. 19, lfif.2.
Cooksport. Indiana eo., la
VO. 2, WAKE CP ! The undersigned wui l
ll respectfully inform the citizens of Clearfield
and vicinity, that he continues to do all kiaJj of
Blacksmithing on short notice and in the very
best style, at the Old Shop alongside of the Towa
Uall. Edge tools of all kinds made and dreM? l
in tho best manner, and warranted to give entire
satisfaction. The public will remember, that I
am not in the habit of turning oft jobs on account
of not being able to do them. All I ask is a trial,
and then the public may juJe of the work for
themselves. Remember the "Old Shop" at tie
Town flail. JAMES 1IAFF.
Clearfield Pa , August 13. 1861.
N. Ii. Any jobs that Mr. Passmore caDnot en
cute, will be done on very short notice.
ARM FOR SALE. The following described
farm, situated in Decatur townihin.Clearf eld
Co.; Pa. two miles and a half west of rbiltpshcrf.
on the Glen Hope road, containing one knJrd
and ticenty-on acres And allowance. There are
about eighty-five acre&,cleared and under a ffxJ
state of cultivation ; with a large, well United,
frame bank barn., a comfortable hewed log hou.
and a well finished frame dwelling house and
other out buildings erocted thereon, never failicjt
springs of water at the building, and a large and
well selected assortment of bearing froit tree.
The wood land being well timbered and under
laid with a four and a half foot vein of stone ool
Tho above farm affords rare inducements to pur
chasers. For further information enquire of
R. D. SHOW ALTER; Philipsburg.
Oct. 23, 1861. fim. Centre. Co. P-
jTLEAR FIELD COUNTY. SS. Norte
Estate of Jeremiah Flynn. deceased. m ia
Orphan s eourt of Clearheld couniv,
SEAL March term, A. D. 1S62, respecting u"
innnlaniionl nf SlftO fWl -or the ido.
, , ,tA .
vit : personal property to tne moun oi
real estate containing about 48 acres. appraised at
f 250, the oourt made the following order :
March 17, 1S62, approved si. as to por"00 01
estate set apart for the widow under the 3V0 law,
and publication it ordered to be made m
newspaper published in Clearfield eounty. lor
three successive weeks, giving notice to all pi
ties interested to come into court on or before w
first day of next term and show cause why ta ap
praisement should not be approved beoi"11''
By the Cccrt, J A ME3 WRIGLBY. -
April . it. " " Cle C C