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BT 8. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., MAY 11, 1864.
Hon. Glsnni "W. Scofield. .
"We have been carefully watching the
course ot Hon. G. W. Scofield, member of
Congress from our District, and we fed a
proud satisfaction in declaring that he has
proved himself "a good and faithful servant'.'
of his constituents. On all the great ques
tions affecting the permanency of the Gov
ernment and the crushing out of the slave
holders' rebellion, he has ever been found,
by his voice and his. votes, sustaining the
right and opposing the wrong, with a zeal
and devotion which should gain him the
unqualified approbation of every well-wisher
of our at present distracted country ; and
we believe we but express the general opin
. ion of his political friends when we say that
he has thus far rendered satisfaction in an em
"We have not consulted Mr. Scofield, nor
do we know his feelings or his wishes iq re
gard to the matter, but we trust that the
Republicans and Union men of the several
counties will insist upon him allowing them
to present his name to the people of the
District for re-election. Iudeed, his re-nomination
seems to be conceded, and we hope
such action will be taken, at an early day,
as will render a conference a matter of form.
The United States Finances.
The finances of the Government is a ques
tion which interests every lover of his coun
try. The Country has, for some months,
been laboring under frequent and undue fi
nancial excitements, gotten up, principally,
by the "Bulls and Bears" of Wall street,
New York, for the purpose of speculation ;
and it is therefore important that the policy
of the financial minister of the Government
be better known. Mr. Chase will in future
bring the power and means of the govern
ment into use in order to checkmate the
movements of the Gold-gamblers. He
will also press forward the National Ten For
ty Loan, just as he has begun,, not receiv
ing any temporary Bank loans but will
take money from the people or tha Banks
at 5 per cent, interest, payable in coin, and
redeemable in coin, at the pleasure of
the Government, at any period not less
than ten nor more than forty years from the
date of such loan. He will sell the surplne
Gold from custom?, after setting aside an
amount sufficient for six months' interest.and
use the proceeds partly in a sinking fund,
and partly for the current expenses of the
Government, Tha Secretary looks to the
people to give vitality to the financial schemes
of the government. ' He appeals afrtsh to
them to come forward with heart au J mon
ey. The investment he proposes, generous
ly invested for your country's cause, is, and
must remain, valid. " The political, territo
rial, and financial integrity of the nation
rects with the people. Let the people con
tinue to sustain the government.
'We have before us some additional speci
men pages of the "American Conflict," by
Horace Gieely, which will be the most com
plete and most valuable record of the causes
that led to the present Rebellion, and of its
progress, that will be issued. We have
every reason to believe that no history now
contemplated, or in course of preparation
will approach it in ability or in candor, or
that will give such a thorough elucidation
of the conflict that culminated in this wan
ton and wicked war. In a letter from the
publishers, (Messrs. O. D. Case & Co.,)
we learn that volume l,will be ready about
the 1st June, nd that the 2d volume will
bo withheld until after the close of the war.
The first volume will, however, be a
complete history itself, relating mainly to
the origin, progress and consummation of the
purposes of the traitors. The work will be
Bold by subscription alone. Canvassers
wanted in every town and county. Ad
dress, 0. D. Case &Co., Publishers, Hart
ford, Couri.r relative to agencies.
A Youth's History of the Rebel
lion. By William M. Thayer : Walker,
Wise & Co., Publishers, Boston Mass.
The period of the Rebellion from the boni
"bardment of Fort Sumter to the capture of
Roanoke Island is described by the author
of this volume in a lively and graphic style,
with slight dramatic embellishments. The
narrative is drawn from, authentic sources,
and presents a series of exciting incidents
illustrative of the valor of our soldiers and
the patriotism of the people. Although
intended primarily for juvenile readers, its
glowing, pictures are adapted to command
the attention of all ages, while its attach
ment to the soundest principles of freedom
and tne Union is a pledge of its pure and
' Gold is on the decline. In New York it
has fallen to 169, with a downward tendency.
THE BOUNTY TAX AGAIN.
The last number of the 'Copperhead Or
gan," attempts to answer our article oh' Tax
ation" by a sort of quasi defense of the
Commissioners, endeavoring . as usual to
throw dust in the eyes of its readers, by di
verting attention from the real points in is
sue. We charged the Commissioners with
saddling a debt of over $T5,000on the coun
ty, by their neglect or refusal to offer a boun
ty when men could be obtained for a mode
l-ate sum, having waited from the 17th of
October 1863, until the 4th of March, 1864.
To this there is no answer and no explana
tion. We charged them, also, with pro
ceeding, for partisan purposes, to levy a tax,
before they knew the amount of the debt
they had incurred, and what sum would bfe
necessary to liquidate it. On this subject
the "organ" is equally silent We charged
them, moreover, with distributing their
bonds' in such a way, and doing their busi
ness in such a manner, that they could not
pay the bonds when the taxes were collect
ed, nor get them back if the men were not
obtained. To this the organ deigns no reply.
But we further charged them with having
levied too large an amount of tax the pres
ent year, beiug five per cent, on the entire
valuation, and this charge the organ endeav
ors to explain -away, reducing the amount
from $82,953 75 as we gave it, to $41,137,
21 ! To do this, it says first, thatourstate
nient of the total valuation of the county,
is incorrect. It may be so, as we txkk it
from the Clearfield Repitlltcdn, of the 8th
of January, 1862, which professed to pub
lish the triennial assessment made that year.
If they will turn to their files; they will find
the total valuation given at $1,694,933; If
it is erroneous, therefore, it is their own
fault, and is only on a par with everything
else published in their delectable sheet.
Next they say that ten per cent, shdiild be
deducted for exonerations making S3, 115,
00. Then 33 per cent, for unseated lands!
Then 8 per cent, for soldiers' exonerations !
Then 21 for Treasurers' fees ! They had
better ''deduct" it all, and be done with it.
What amount will be deducted for exon
erations, we confess we are unable to say, as
it must depend entirely on the discretion of
the Commissioners themselves, which we do
not conceive to be of a very high order.
For instance, one of their number recently
consented to an "exoneration" under the fol
lowing circumstance : One of our wealth
iest citizens invested two thousand dollars
in the bonds furnished to the township to
which the Commissioner belonged. He then
applied to that functionary to have the two
thousand dollars of money at interest with
which he was assessed, ''exonerated," which
was accordingly agreed to be done ! What
amount of the tax, therefore, will be exon
erated, it is impossible for any cue to say.
It may even reach th full extent of the
eighteen per cent deducted by the organ. It
ought not to reach ten per cent., including
the property of soldiers exempt by the l;t4.v.
Then as to the tax on unseated hinds
why deduct this ? Will it not be laid again
next year, and will nut the whole amount
if it come into the Treasury ? The fact that
it will not be paid for two years, dors not
affect the amount necessary to be laid. It
only affects the question -of the time when
the bonds chould be made payable. If it is
not collected for two years, then more of the
ixmds should de made payable in t wo 3'ears.
It does not follow, that other property hhould
pay the whole debt, before the taxes on the
unseated lands come due.
Where they get the authority to deduct
2 per cent, for "Treasurers' fees," is" a
mystery to us. The bounty law explicitly
provides that the compensation of the Treas
urer for receiving and disbursing thi fund
shall be ilonehalf of one per cent." J le has
no right to charge or retain any more thin
this,and we presume will not attempt to do so.
We reiterate, then, our former statement,
that the amount of taxes laid for the pres
ent year, is more than half of the whole
debt incurred, assuming that our entire quo
ta is filled. We say, moreover, that the
levying of such a tax was injudicious, un
necessary, and unjust that it was done i'of
partisan purposes that the manner jn which
the whole business has been transacted is
loose and discreditable, and that the num
ber of men obtained will cost 'the county
more than twice as mucti as they should
have done. It is extremely doubtful, more
over whether after all this expense and trou
ble, the quota will be filled.
. mum -
Chairman of the State Committee.
We announced last week that Hon.
Simon Cameron had been appointed Chair
man of the State Central Committee by the
President of the Union State Convention.
This is an excellent selection, and the mere
announcement that Gen Cameron is to have
the management of the coming canvass will
not only impart confidence to the friends of
the Union party, but will strike terror into
to the hearts of the sympathisers with the
rebellion throughout our State.
The high price of the necessaries of life is
a subject for newspaper discussion in all
parts of the country. Some allege it is
caused by speculators and this is partiallv
true, while others are disposed to ascribe it
to f he rise in gold. Be this as it m&jj we
are all suffering under the evils brought up
on the country by war instigated by South-era
traitors and encouraged by Northern cop
perheads. Let ys Kold the rascals to a
6trict account for their infamous conduct,
God hath given to mankind a common
library his works; and to every taaa a
THE AVAR NEWS.
AD7AKCE OF THE ABMY.
CROSSING OF THE It APIDAN RIVER.
Fighting on Thursday and Friday.
LEE'S ABMY STEADILY DRIVES.
Meade Withstands a most Furious Attack.
THE LOSSES HEAVY, ETC. -
tlarly on Wednesday mdruing, May 4th,
the order to advance was given, and at once
the whole of the Array of the Potomac was
on the move for the several Fords on the
General Wilson's Cavalry Division forded
th8 river at Germattia Ford and Geu. Gregg's
Division at Ely's Ford, eight miles below.
at day-break. The few mounted pickets of
tne enemy that were watching the two
points, scampered off before theui. Double
pontoon bridges were at orice thrown across
the river, and the infantry that had march
ed to the Fords daring the night commenced
crossing over at about 8 A. M. Gen. Han
cock's corps and the Reserve Artillery cros
sed at Ely's Ford, and General Warren's at
Germania Ford. Sedgwick's corps follow
ed the latter. The passage of the river
continued all day at both points. Nearlv
all the troops safely crossed on Wednesday,
and the trains during the night following.
, Gen. Hancock encamped ou the Chaucol
lorville battle ground. Gen. Warren at
the wilderness tavern, and Gen. Sedgwick
at the tavern and Germania ford. Both
Gen. Grant's and Gen. Meade's headquar
ters were at Germania ford for the night.
Not a shot was tired during the crossing.
Immediately after reaching the south bank
Gen. Wilson and Gen. Gregg's cavalry
pushed forward, the former to Parker's
store and the latter some distance beyond
Chancellorville. They discovered nothing
of the enemy but weak parties of cavalry,
developing the fact that there was no strong
rebel force south of us. About a dozen
prisoners were taken by our cavalry, among
whom were several couriers. One of the
latter had a dispatch from Gen. Rhodes to
General Ewtll informing him that the Yan
kees had crossed in force at Germania and
Ely's fords. Nothinsr was known of the en
eniys movements Ctrl Wednesday night, but
no ddubt existed that Lee was concentrating.
The movement of Wednesday was made in
fine Order and with creditable precision.
There was very little straggling, notwith
standing the hard work during the night
and day. The trrtdps trere in tlis best of
spirits. Gen. Rurnside was expected to be
up on Thursday afternoon.
Thl-rsdat, Mat 5. A expected last
night, the army came up with the enemy
to-day. A battle has been fought between
parts ol it and the whole rebel ariiij', but as
at Gettysburg, the bloody scenes of this day
were only a prelude to the bloodiest work,
and it is to Le hoped more auspicious re
sults will follow to-morrow. Reveille was
sounded at 3 a. ni., and the whole army Was
again in motion. At daylight according to
the order of the day. Gen. "Hancock s corps
was to march from Chancellorsrille south
west ward !y on the Pamunky road to Grove
Church. Gen. Warren, from the old Wil
derness tavern, to Packer's Sttire on the
Orange Court Piank Boad. Sedgwick's
corps wa.s to follow behind Warren: Gen.
Sheridan was to concentrate the whole eav
alry corps at Piney Branch Church a few
mile? smith of Chaiiet-ilnrsviHo. and start
upon a general hunt after Stuart'? Cavalry,
the main body of which wa-s reported to be
concentrated. The different bodies had
been in motion but a short time, when, at
about 0 o'clock, reports came in from l oth
the Turnpike arid Plank roads, running par
allel from this vicinity" to Orange Court
Ilour-e, that the enemy v.-ere advancing with
infantry and artillery towards us, from near
Old and New Yerdierviile. Tho evidence
accumulated in the course of tho next two
hours; that strong rebel columns wer mov
ing upon us from the directions mentioned.
Generals Grant and Meade came up from
Germania Ford, and orders were issued to
halt the various columns of infantry, .con
centrate and form them for battle, at tins
point several miles West of Chancellorsville.
A commanding ridge, running from the
northwest to the southeast, across both
roads over which the enemy were "advanc
ing, about half a mile to tho west of this
point, offered a finepdsition for the forma
tion" of a battle-frorit, drid was selected for
this purpose; Sedgwick was ordered to
take the right; Warren the center, and
Hancock was expected to come up on the
left. Warren and Sedgwick got into line
about eleven o'clobk, and soon after skir
mishing was heard in the front. About
noon General Warren was ordered to push
Griffin's division forward to the right and
left of the turnpike and ascertain what the
enemy were about. . Bartlett's brigade mov
ed up to the left and Ayers' regulars to the
right of the road, Sweitzer's following, in
reserve. After advancing about fhree-duar-ters
of a mile, they suddenly found them
selves confronted by a well-formed strong
rebel position, on a thickly wooded ridge.
A severe fight ensued. Our two brigades
held their ground, against evidently greater
numbers, for nearly an hour, but the enemy
succeeded in overlapping Ayers'. regular
brigade and forcing it back precipitately.
The flank of Bartlett's brigade being expos
ed, it was also soon forced back for some
distance. Two pieces of the Third Massa
chusetts Battery had. to be left behind in
consequence of the killing of nearly all the
horses, and fell into the hands of the enemy.
Sweitzer's brigade and Wadsworth's,' of
Robertson's Division were ordered forward,
and relieved the two brigade's. The enemy
soon attacked those, but were held at bay.
Brisk musketry and artillery firing were
kept up for an hour longer, when the enemy
were driven off from that part of our line.
Our loss in this affair was quite severe".
Ayre's and Bartlett's brigades, principally,
suffered. No definite figures cad now be
given, but the total will probably not exceed
six hundred in killed, wounded and missing.
Among the wounded are Gen. Bartlett,
slightly r Col. Given, 118th Pennsylvania ;
Col. Gurney. 9th Massachusetts; Col. Lom
bard, 4th Michigan. We took about three
hundred prisoners. Hancock's corps had
been ordered to turn off the road he had
started out on, and march over a cross road
as rapidly as possible for thi3 point, to com
plete the line of battle. About three o'clock
in the afternoon, after the fisrht in the cenj
f re had closed, a movement by the enemy
was discovered, evidently meant to throw a
force between Hancock and the remainder
of the army, Getty's Division of Sedg
wick's Corps Was ordered at once to stay this
dangerous demonstration. Hancock's ad
vance arrived just in time to form with Get
ty's to the left and rightof the Plank Road,
leading directly from Chancellorsville to Or
ange Court House. General Grant ordered
them to attack the adv.-rm.-ing enemy in or
der to give the remaining Division f Han
cock's Corps time to come up and form.
They did so, and became at once hotly enga
ged in woods so thick that it was almost im
possible to advance in line. Birney's Divis
ion of the Second Corps soon came up, and
quickly formed n the right of Getty. Bar
lows and Gibson's Divisions forined a sec
ond line. ... As they came up, the enemy in
vast force pressed energetically and rerxat
edly on the front, and a most furious mus
ket fight continued for nearly two hours.
The heavy timber and dense undergrowth
rendered the use of artillery impossible, and
only a fewjourids from heavy pieces were
fired on either side. But as to violence, the
musketry surpassed everything in the his
tory of the Army of the Potomac. Our line
steadily held its ground until the whole
Corps was formed, when nightfall prevented
an advance on our part, and put an end to
the light. Wadsworth's Division and a
brigade of Robinson's Divison, under com
mand of Geri. Robinson, were ordered to
take the enemy in front of Hancock by the
right flank, but darkness also prevented the
full execution of this fight. The loss on
ur left will probably reach one thousand,
including General Alexander Hays killed,
arid Cols. S. Carrol and Tyler are among the
wounded. Hancock's men behaved most
admirably. The Fifth New York Cavalry,
in advancing on the road to Parker's store,
was attacked by a superior force in the
morning, and driven back with considerable
loss. General Sheridan sent a message to
General Meade in the evening to the effect
that he had met part of Suart's cavalry, and
was driving them in every direction. ' The
events of to-day may be summed up as fol
lows : General Lee made two attempts to
cut otir army in two' both oh the right and
left by getting between the river and War
ner's and Sedgwick's corps, with only part
of Burnside's across on the one side and be
tween General Hancock's Corps and the re
mainder of the army on the other that he
was foiled in both purposes and that the
other army has been concentrated, nblwith-
ttamhng his two well conceived attacks,
constitutes a most substantial suecess for
General Grant. Not quite one-half of the
army was engaged to-day. To-night every
corps i s in proper position, Burnside being
fully up : end ample force, with which he
will make a general attack upon the enemy
at daylight. There was hea-y firing on
Sedgwick's part of the line after dark, but
it was ct short duration. It is understood
that it was brought about by au advance on
our side to clear our fronts.
Friday, May f: The mbst terrinc bat
tle yet fought by the Army of the Potomac
closed to-day. Leo's entire army has made
repeated and furious assaults on our right
and left wings, commanded by Hancock and
Sedgwick, with temporary success, but has
been driven back with great slaughter. An
attack was male about 4 t. m. simultane
ously on our whole line, which was gallant
ly repulsed. Towards dark the enemy con
centrated upon our extreme right, and fell
suddenly upon Sedgwick crushing a portion
of his line General Sedgwick succeeded
in re-forming his line, securing it against
f'irthr disasier: The enemy withdrew from
Sedgwick's frcnt, under cover of darkness.
Our losses hve been heavy. . Our army to
ilay has certainly achieved a decided suei-ess.
It 'has baffled all the offensive' efforts of the
enemy. The almost i in penetrable woods
with which the battle-ground is covered,
saved them from a crashing defeat,. "is it, en
abled them jto conceai thcir movements al
most perfectly un to the very moment of
their execution. The number of our wound
ed is estimated at from six to eight thous
and. The latest news from the front indicates
that Lee n in full retreat upon Richmond,
by way of Spottsylvania Court House. Grant,
hurled his, whole forcoagainst the rebel col
umns on Friday and drove Lee about three
miles. The rebel loss is between 3,000 and
4,000 killed, and 10,000. wounded in our pos
session. Our loss is estidiated at 2,f00 kill
ed and from 6,000 to 8,000 wounded. Our
victory is said to be complete over the reb
els. Gen. Wadswcrth is reported killed.
From James River.
On the Cth our forces under Gen. Butler
went up the J ames river and lauded at City
Point, and, it is said, has cut the - railroad
between Petersburg and Richmond, thus
preventing communication between Beau
regnard and Lee. Another report says that
Butler engaged Bcaureguard 2nd defeated
him, and that Richmond will soon be taken.
From the York Biver.
A column is also moving upon Richmond
by way of the York River, which had ad
vanced as far its Bottom's Bridge, but had
met no large force of the enetflv.
BOXDS AND NOTES FOR SALE. The
undersigned is prepared t furnish, to those
peeking investments, Government - and county
bonds. Also five pr cent Government notes.
H B. SWOOPE.
Clearfield May 4. 1364. Atfy at Law.
E STRAY. Came to the premises of tho sub
scriber, residing in Pike township, some time
in September last,a red and white spotted heifler,
supposed to be about two years old. The owner
is requested to come forward, prove property, pay
charges and take her away, o r she will be sold as
the law directs.
May 2, 1361 pd. SIMPS THOMPSON".
CAUTION. All persons are hereby caution
against purchasing or taking an assignment of
a certain note of hand, calling for $40 and dated
the day of May, 1863, given: by me to Jacob
Graham ; never having received value for said
note I will not pay the aaine unless compelled by
due course of law.
May 4,18t-pd. ALEXANDER GRAHAM.
VENDUE. There will be exposed to public
sale, at the residence of the subscriber in
Boges township, on Thursday the 13th May. the
following personal property to wit: Cows, sheep,
bees, wagons, sleds, farming tools, bureau, stoves,
and household and kitchen fnrniture. Sale to
commence at 2 o'clock, P. M. Terms made
known on day of sale.
May 4, 1&64. GEORGE WILSON.
STRAY MARE. Left the premises of the
subscriber residing in L'ccatux township. Clear
field county, near Philipaburg, on the 23d day of
April last, a black mare about 18 hands high, one
or perhaps both hind feet white, with white stripe
in the face and heavy with foal. She was former
ly owned in. Indiana county. Any one returning
said marc, or giving information where she may
be found, will be liberally rewarded. .
May 2i 1864-pd. B C. BOYFMAN.
Ad vtrti'Hient fct i n tarsrr typr, jrHts, or out o fnsnat
tjl let 11 be charged double fric't for space urcn pied
io insure attention.; the CASH must accompa
ny notice, as follow: All Caution with $1,
Strays, $1; Auditors' notices, $1,50; Adminis
trators' and Executors' notices, $1,S0, each ; and
all other transient Notices at the same rates.
Other a t vertisemeats at $1 per square, for 3 cr less
insertions. Twelve lines (or less) count a square.
A large lot of seed Potatoes for sa!e by
J. P. KKATZER.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Letters
ot" Administration on the estate of "William
Henry Lloyd. lateof township. Clearfield Co.,
deceased, bavin' been granted to the undersigned,
ail .persons indebted to said estate are requested
to make immediate payment, and tboe having
claims against the same will present them dulv
authenticated for settlement '
May H, 1864,-pd- SAMUEL W. BEYERS.
DENTISTRY ! DENTISTRY ! V Dr. F.
M M'Kiervan having locnted at Smith's
Mills. (Janesville.) Clearfield Co.. Pa , informs the
citizens of that place and vicinity, that he will
endeavor to render satisfaction to all who may
favor him with their pat.'onage. Professional
calls to any part of the country promptly attend
ed to. Work done on Vulcaiiite. Terms moderate.
May ll.IS64.-3ni. Dr. V. M. McKlERXAX.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Letters
of Administration on the estate of Lanson
Uoot, late of Woodward tp , Clearfield county,
Penn'a. dee'd. having been granted to the under
signed, all persons indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate payment, and those
having claims against the same will present them
duly authenticated for settlement
May 11, 1864. Administrator.
1 HA REWARD ! Some unknown person
Sp-H-'-' or persons having feloniously broke in
to the bouse df the undersigned about the 2oth of
April, j!564, and stolen therefrom three webs of
muslin, several blankets, pillow cases, tablecloth,
two coats, one bonnet, a lot of sugar, soap, and
other articles, the above reward will be paid for
the apprehension and conviction of the thief or
thieves, or for such information that will jead to
their conviction. MART IX 0. STIRII.
New Millport, May U, 1864,-2m pd.
U. S. 1040 BONDS.
These Bonds are issued under the act of Con
gress of March 8th, 18(54, which provides that all
bonds ts3ued under this act shall be exttnpt from
taxation by or ur.der any State or municipal au
thority. Subscriptions to these bonds are receir-
ed. in United Sutcs notes or notes of National j
Banks.. They are to be redeemed is cotx. at the j
pleasure of the Government, at any period not
Ifss than trn nor mare than forty yr-a-rs from their j
date, and until their redemption riVK pen cent
will be paw is coin, on Bonds of not over one
hundrod dollars annually and oa all other Bonli
setni annually. The interest "is payable rin the
first days of March and September in each year.
Subscribers will receive either Registered or
Coupon Bonds, as they may prefer. Registered
Bonds are recorded on the books of the L. S.
Treasurer, and can be transferred only on the
owner's order. Coupon bonds are payable to
bearer, and are trere convenitnt fur Conlmercial
Subscribers to this loan will have the opdiin of
having their Bonds draw interest from March 1st,
by paying the accrued interest in coin (or in U
nited States notes, or the notes or Xational Banks,
addirg fifty per csnt. for premiam.) or reoive
them, drawing interest from ths date of subscrip
tion lind deposit. As the Bonds are
Exempt from Mucicipa.1 or State Taxation,
their value is increased from one to three per
cent, per annum, according to the rate of tax
lovic? iq various parts of the country.
At the present rate of premium on gold they pay
OVER EIGHT PER CENT INTEREST
in ourrescy. and aro of equa! convenience as a
permanent or temporary investment.-
It is believed that no securities offer so great
inducement to lenders as the various descriptions
of U. S. Bonds. In all rtthef forms of indebted
ness, ).be faith or ability of private parties or
stock companies or supe rate communities only is
pledged for payment, while for the debts of the
United States the whole property of the country
is hoiden to secure the payment of both princi
pal and interest in coin.
These bouds may be subscribed for in sums from
$50 up to any magnitude, on the same terms, and
are thus made equally available to the smallest
lender and the largest capitalist. They can bo
converted into tnonCy at any moment, and the
holder will have the benefit of the interest.
It may be useful to state in this connection that
the to'tal Funded I)ebt of the United States on
which interest is payable in gold, on the 3d day
of March, 1864, was S763.9S5,000. The interest on
this debt for the coming fiscal year will be 45',-"
937. 12C, while the customs revenue an goT for
the current fiscal year, ending Jane 3ffthv ISO'4,
has been so far at the rate of over $) O'O.OOO'.OOO'
It -will be seen that even the present goll rev
enues of the Government are largely in excess' of
the wants' of the Treasurer for the payment of
gold interest, while the recent increase cl the tar
iff will doubtless" raise the annual receipts' from
customs on the same amount of importations, to
S"150',ti0d;000 per annum.
Instructions to the National Banks acting as
loan agents were not issued from the United
States Treasury until March 29, but in the first
three weeks of April the subscriptions averaged
more than te millions a week.
Subscriptions will be received by the'
First National Bank of Philadelphia, Pa.
Second National BanS of Philadelphia, Pa.
Third National Bank of Philadelphia, Pa.
AND BY ALL NATIONAL BANES
which are depositaries of Public money, and all
RESPECTABLE BANKS AND BANKERS
throughout the country, (acting as agents of the
National Depository Banks,) will furnish further
information on application and afford every faril
itytosub. t-rihtrt. May 11, 1S64-2J mos.
KJ ed. aga.t purchg or meddling wUhT"
tollow.ng namei property now in posses!
Thomas Kylcr.towu: one black horse, and J
sorrel torse, and ooe timber sled, as the lsni
long.to me and have ouly been left with said YT
ler on loan. and are subject to aiy order at ai tit:
May 11th, JS64 JACOB M6rv?"
3UBLIC VENDUE There will i
i 1 !
A ed to sale at public outcry, at the resident,
of the subscriber, u Lawrence township, on
Tuesday, the 17th of May, 1864
The following property, to wit; 1 cow. 2 vonn
cattle, 17 sheep. ,1 hog, 1 bjiggy, I sleigh. 1 Hf. .
of harness, 2 saddles. Jot of carpenter Ux.U 1
grindstone 1 grain cradle, scythes, chains 2 ircn
kettles, 2 stoves, 2 tables, 2 sett of chairs. 1
obair. 1 cupboard, 3 pair of bedsteads, potitoei
Sour, besides many other articles too numerous to
mention. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, whfa
terms will be made known.
May 11, 1864. ISAAC THOMPSON'
RELIEF NOTICE The Board of Kth.t
for the county of Clearfield, will meet tt th
Commissioners' office in Clearfield, on Hdni.
Mv and Thursday, the 25th and 26th days f
The Hoard of Relief have directed that the wif.
of the soldier must appear before the board, and
produce her sworn statement, detailing name of
soldier, regiment and company, and when enlis
ted ; the number of children, with age and sex of
each ; the t. wnship in which they resided at the
time ot enlistment, and their present residence
and that she is without the means of support for
herself and children who are dependent upon her
Two witnesses of credibility from the townibin
in which she resides, must also be produced. Lom
certificate (sworn to before the Uosrd ot Kelit'i
must set forth that the applicant is the person th't
represents herself to be. that the statement of the
number and age of her family U true, that th it
in destitute circumstances and her forailT in ac
tual want, and that all the facts set forth in her
application are correct and true
Forms containing these requisitions can Le ob
tained at the Office of the Board of Relief. flea
application is made and the witnessej appear
X. B. Illness of the aplicant, properly priTu
will excuse personal attendance '
May 11.1.4(44 VM S :K .MM.V.Y. eletV
NEW SPRING GuODS,
JDST KKCEIVEl JIT
IV I LL i AM F. IRWIN'S STOKE.
THE CHEAPEST AND BF)ST
ARE TO BE HAD AT THE
CHEAP CASH STOKE.
The undcrHgred has just received from the East
ern oities a i-rge an.1 Hell .elM:td stock f'lh
most seasonable goods, wh'oh he can dispose f t
tba reasonable prices. His friend and cust4u
era are invited- to examine hii stock of goids and
ascertain thfc prices before purchasing elsewhere
us he taela persuaded none undrr.wll hisn HU
loan embrace a well selected aowirtment of
riRV-OOD-S AND NOTIONS,
m gs. oils, pAInts and glass.
BOOTS. SHOES. HATS AND fAPa.
BUCKETS AND BASKETS,
Sbhool Books and Stationary,
NAILS AND SALT.
And a great variety of other useful artiolet. all
which will be sold cheap for caib, or ex
changed for approved produce.
Goto the "cheap eaih store"' if you want to buy
goods at fair prices
Mar II. 14 WM F. LW'IN.
Oi'IiLIC VEND I."!:. There, will be exp
L ed to ale at public outcry a! the residtce
of Jjiiej.U in' in, deceased in Lawrence townnhip,
Oa Friday, the loth day of May, 18G4.
The f l'owing dercrib'd personal property .to wit:
Oun Buckeye reaper aiid mower, one tiirehicx
ni.tcnine one two hcrso carriage, one desroora
wagon, one cart, one sleigh, two log sledi. one
tira'ier sled, one yearling colt, one oow, five hvtd
of young eattle, ritne head of heep. one bog. ote
f'tnuing mill, three plows, one harrow, grain era
dies and mowing scythea.harnesrf and plow
two saddles, a lot of carpenter tools aad work:
eui'h. one large capper kettle, one clock, togeth
er with a variety cf other articles too U'dious to
. .Sale will comtheoi at 6 o'clock, a. :n. f-f said
day, when' the condition will be made known by
L. F. IRVIN.
Mrfy 4. 1334. 2i Executors.
Joint resolution proposing
certain amendments to the
lie it rvott:fd hy the Senate and House of Rtp
resentaiivix of the. Commovr,ith of Pennsylva
nia in General Assembly met, That the following
amendments be proposed to the Constitution of
the Commonwealth, in accordance with the pro
visions of the tenth article thereof:
There shall be an additional section to the
third article of tha Constitution, to be designated
as section four, as follows :
'Section 4. Whenever any of the qualified e
lectors of this Commonwealth shall be in any ac
tual military service, under a requisition fiom the
President of the United States, or by the author
ity of this' Common wealth, such electors may ex
ercise the right of suffrage in all elections by the
citirens, under such regulations as are. or shall
be, prescribed by law, as fully as if they were
present at their usual place of election.''
Section 2. There shall be two additional na
tions to the eleventh article of the Constitution,
to be designated as sections eigVt, and nine, as fol
"Seotio 8. No bill shall be passed by the Lff
islature, containing more than one subject, which
shall be clearly expressed in the title, eteept ap
propriation bills :
"Section 9. No bill shall be passed by the Lrf
islatdire granting any powers, or pivileges. ia
any case, where the authority to gratit men pow
ers, or privileges, has been, or may hereafier b;
conferred upon the Courts of tbisCommonwlath-"
"HENRY C JOHNfOV,
SpeaJter of the House of Rrpresetitatiw
JOHN P PENNEY.
Spe iler of the Sftui"
Ofticb or the Secbetart of the Commox-weamb j
Harrisbuko. April 25. 1"4 J
Pennsylvania, s : ' I do hereby certify th1 '''
v, foregoing is a full, true and correal eopj
( SEAL t the original Joint Resolution ofw
General Assembly, entitled "AJW
Resolution' proposing certain amendments to the
Constitu'tfon," as the same remains on file in
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set mj
hand and caused the seal of the Secretary"! offis
to' be affixed, the day and year above written.
Secretary of Ou Com monvwutk.
The above Resolution having been agreed to M
a majority of the members of each House, at iwe
successive sessions of the General Assetnolj
this Commonwealth, the proposed amenim""
will be submitted to the people, for he:r adop
tion or rejection" on the first Ttusday V
Auffuttr. in the year of oar Lord one 0U'I,
eight hundred and sixty-four, in accorda!
the provisions of the tenth article of the Uau
tution.and the act, entitled -An Act Pr"D',.
the time and manner of snbmitting to tbs peop.
for their approval and ratification or reJ?" .1
the proposed amendments to the ConsUtuuo
approved the twenty-third day of Apr",
thousand eight hundred and si j.'Jj'jjjEE.
May il W Seo'y of ComuuB",,au