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BY B. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., MAY 18, 1864.
The Eight Doctrine.
Senator Doolittle of Wisconsin has recent
ly delivered a speech in the Senate which is
attracting some attention. The occasion
which called it forth was the offering of a
proposition by Senator Wilkinson of Min
nesota, allowing negroes the right of suff
rage in the new Territory of Montana. The
speech of the Wisconsin Senator did not
deal with the abstract question of the ne
gro's rigid to vote in Montana or anywhere
else, but with the question whether,with the
issue of this bloody war yet undecided, it is
wise policy for the party in power to insist
upon the adoption of measures of a political
character which" cannot help to save the U
nion and which will have a direct and posi
tive tendency to still further divide the pub
lic sentiment of the North, which chould, if
possible, be united in support oi the govern
ment and in defense of the Union. Upon this
question Mr. IWlittle assumed a negative
position, holding that, until we have saved
the Union, all such minor and exclusively
political questions as that under considera
tion should be held in abeyance. W e quote
& portion of his argument :
"We have," says he, "upon our hands
issues enough. The singgle issue of this
great war is enough. It is all the human
mind can grasp, and more than any yet have
been able to resolve. This gigantic strug
gle is to detennin whether Republican gov
ernment shall live or die ; whether a consti
tutional form of government, resting upon
' the people for its support, can be maintain
ed, or must perish forever ; whether the
union ot these States is to be continued or
broken ; whether we are to maintain our
own rights and liberties as free citizens of
this great Republic under the Constitution
of the United States, or succomb to rebel
lion, conspiracy, and militaty despotism.
From the course of events, from military
necessity in the prosecution of this war, and,
as it seems to me I say it with reverence
by Providential dispensation the existence
of Slavery has become involved in this cor
test. The prosecution of this Wat to a final
triumph on the United States will of neces
sity destroy Slavery within all those States
in rebellion against the Government. These
issue are large enough andhroad enough to
demand all our time and all our cnergic,aU
our means, our whole might, mind and
strength to accomplish that great purjose.
. . . In Gods name let us first save the
Un ion ; let us crush the rebellion ; let us give
freedom to the negroes as a necessary result
of the prosecution of this tear and secure itby
constitutional amendment. But let us post
pone the discussion and action upon this and
all other issues, which can only tend to dis
tract, divide and wealcen the energies of the
loyal people in this great struggle."
We endorse and approve the position of
Senator Doolittle. This is not the time to
go out of our way in search of issues which
can have no influence for good upon the so
lution of the war problem, and which will
certainly vex and weaken the only true U
nion party of the country. The one issue
the one steady purpose of subduing the re
billion, demands all the energies and all the
strength of the loyal masses. To suffer
ourselves to be diverted from that issue
when the nation is trembling on the Lrink
of dissolution to give Copperheads anoth
er opportunity to appeal to a well known
prej udice is to our mind foolishness. What
is to be gained by such a policy ? Suppose
a few dozen men were allowed the right of
suffrage in Montana, and by the adoption of
that policy lose fifty thousand votes at the
elections next fall, where is the gain to the
cause of the Union ?
Bermuda Hundred. This locality stands
in danger of becoming famous as the place
where General Butler dates his dispatches.
Though steamers go to within four miles of
Kichraond,it is the terminus of deep navi
gation in ftie James,' and is three miles a
bore City Point, which is twelve miles from
Petersburg. ..This city is twenty-two miles
from Richmond, on the railroad that runs
ton to Savannah, which is the.great aitery
of supply and communication of the Con
Judge Catron, of the United States Su
preme Court, required an attorney in Nash
ville, recently, to strike out the word 'West,'
contained in a legal paper, declaring that
he knew of no such State as West Virginia.
This indicates that the Judge would, if the
matter was to be brought bo fore the supreme
Btnch. decide the unconstitutionality of the
establishment x the New State of West
- The wheat crop, according to the Burling
ton (Iowa) Haxchcye, "looks promising on
either side of the river letween Burlington
and Davenport. We never saw it look
more promising at this season of the year,
notwithstanding the wet and the backward
spring we have had. r .
' The United States Christian Commission
received on Monday from the Boston Ex
change a subscription of forty-seven hun
dred dollar? m aid 01 the wounded soldiers.
THE GREAT BATTLE.
On our outside we give a connected aci
count, of the great battle which has taken
place between Gen. Grant's army and the
rebels under Lee. up to Tuosday.
We here present to our readers some ad
ditional facts of Tuesday's fight, and the
subsequent events which have transpired be
tween the two armies. The details will be
read with interest.
Dispatches from the army of the Poto
mac dated the Wilderness battle-fiuld, Wed
nesday, say that probably the most desperate
fighting of the past seven terrible days took
place on Tuesdays Believing the enemy to
have sent the greater part of his troops
to Richmond, an advance along the entire
line was determined on at an early hour.
Our lines stretched six miles to the north
east of the Po, the rebels occupying the
Southwest bank and village of Spottsylva
nia. Our artillery, which got in good range,
poured shot and shell into them as they
charged forward upon our infantry. Gen
erals Grant and Meade were in the saddle
constantly. The Second Corps, having the
right of the line, had crossed the Po River
the evening previous and had met with but
slight opposition. In the morning the po
sition of. the enemy was found to be in the
shape of a horse shoe, and on Hancock's
troops advancing to the attack, they were
compelled to fall back. An attempt to
break their center vra.s then ordered, and a
part of Hancock's men were sent to sup
port (i en. Warren's in the movement. Our
right was also advanced and the move was
begun in the afternoon. The enemy were
driven into their entrenchments in gallant
stylej and Upton's brigade of Gen. Wright's
division, fith corns, got into the enemy's ri-
He pits, capturing 12 guns and about one
thousand prisoners. Not being supported
by the other part of the lino, who were un
able to t-ain the tier of works in their front,
this brigade was forced to evacuate their ad
vanced position, leaving the captured guns
after spiking them, but bringing off all t he
prisoners. The enemy sullered heavy loss
es during the fight, our shells falling into
their works, and our infantry delivering
their fire with remarkable preeb-ion. Gen.
Rice was wounded in the thigh, early in the
engagement, and died after his leg had been
amputated. General Stevenson is also re-
orted killed. He commanded a brigade in
lurnside's corps. Our losses were heavy.
Gen. Gibbon's division has lost altogether
over one thousand men. Robinson's divis
ion, after losing both its general omcersand
about 2,500 men, had no general to com
mand it) has been broken up and distributed
among the other divisions. The Fifth
Corps. No division of the armv fought
better than this one. The 9th New York
militia suffered probably more than any oth
er after the action. Four officers and eigh
teen men were all that was left of except
ing a few on detail duty. Lieut. Luper,
9th Penn'a, had his head blown off by a
piece of shell. Longstreet's corps (now com
manded by A. P. . Hill, in consequence of
Longstreet having been wounded) held the
right of the rebel army. General Grant
sent, by a sudden movement, Bnrnrile's
(Ninth) corps against Longstreet's force, in
order to renew their acquaintance formerly
opened at Knoxville. The onset rets tre
mendous and the riLd right teas crushed.
Burnside captured a whole brigade of the
enemy and three pieces of artillery. Until
9 o'clock the fight raged with a ferocity un-
fiarallcled and the night closed upon the
Moodiest field cf the war. During the car
nage many of Longstreet's captured men
escaped, but no lepj than 1,2(K) of the three
brigades were sent to the rear by Oen.
Burnside yesterday morning. Longstreet's
men acknowledge that in all their rebellious
fighting they had never witnessed such a
conflict. The battle ceased at about 9 o'
clock, Burnside being in possession of the
ground and defensive works previously oc
cupied by Longstreet's forces. The best
news of ail is, that after all the terrible
slaughter of the late battles, our army is
sound to the core, and all the corps are an
imated by ft determination that must render
it invincible. On the other hand Lee's men
give unmistakable signs of despondency.
They no longer cheer as formerly, but charge
or retreat in doeged obedience to the ord
of command. Lee has lost his spirit. The
decimation of his forces begifis to tell on Mm
observably, as he now flinches from direct
assault and is apparently husbandine his re
sources. It is confirmed that, in an order.
on Monday found on some prisoners, Lee no
tified his army that his communication with
Richmond was broken, find no rations could
be drawn from thence, and he advised them
to capture supplies from our army. Grant
had captured, up to Tuesday, about six
thousand prisoners. The greatest part of a
regiment was captured entire, and was com
posed of men who had been exchanged but
a few weeks since. The enemy's loss in
killed is much greatei than ours, and his
wounded are supposed to be about the same.
Rebel prisoners state that Lee ordered all
his wounded men able to hold a musket to
take their places in the ranks again for Tues
day's battle. Lee is reported to have ask-ed-for
a cessation of hostilities for forty
eight hours to bury his dead. Grant re
plies that he has not time to hury his own
dead, and that he proposed to advance im
Wednesday, May 11. The battle was
resumed this morning early, by Gen. Han
cock, by a sudden attack on the right of the
rebels. tJen. Hanoock moved from his po
sition on our left on the night previous, and
cut a road through the vrftods and made his
appearance on the enemy's right flank and
rear at dayiight taking them by Mirprisc,
an i capturing Maj. Gen. Ed. Johnson and
his whole division, including Brig. Gen. Stu
art and Brig. (Jen. Johnson. The capture
consists of many thousands of prisoners and
from 30 to 40 cannon, besides an immense
quantity of small arms, and other munitions
of war. The guns captured were sent to
headquarters. Mostof them are Napoleon.,
marked VU. S.;" the others are ten-pounder
Parrotts. While Hancock was engaging
the rebels, the rest of the army was not idle.
Gen. Burnside at the same time opened up
on the enemy and advanced with compari
tively little opposition-Burnside having
command of our extreme left, with his right
injunction with Hancock. Gen. Wright
also engaged the enemy, while Gen. Warren
demonstrated to hold the enemy in front of
his line, where the rebel wonts are exceed
ingly stroug. Thus we engaged the enemy
at all points, and the carnage of the rebels
was fearful. Gen. Ingalls, Chief Quarter
master of the Army of the Potomac, in a
dispatch to Washington, in referring to the
results of the fight, says : "We hrwe madd.
a ten strike to-day. Hancock went on at
daylight. lie lia taken over four thousand
prisoners and over twenty-five guns, and is
still fighting. Everybody is fighting and has
been for eight days. We shall have them
this pop, though it may take a day or two
more they fight like devils. The old Re
public is firm. Bet your pile on it Grant
is a giant and hero in war. But all our Gen
erals are great and our men the world nev
er had better. " Gen. Hancock in a dis
patch to Gen. Meade says : "I captured
from 30 to 40 guns. I have finished up
Johnson, and am now going into Early."
The enemy got the range of Meade's head
quarters at 9 A. M., and three or four shells
fell a few paces from the gallant Pennsylva
nian and his co-patriot, Grant. Bri Gen.
Wright is slightly wounded, but still in com
mand of the Sixth corps. Hancock and his
Pennsylvania soldiers have again covered
themselves with glory, and their deeds of
valor should be remembered by all Pennsyl
vanians. Heavy artillery firing is still con
tinuing along the line of Burnside's corps.
Generals Grant and Meade have been along
the line the entire night and day. and have
been seen at all . points by the soldiers.
Burnside moved in the rear of the rebels,
and a large number of rebels have been cap
tured. Heavy rains set in and fell during
the continuance of the fight( but had no ap
parent effect on the soldiers. Our troops
engaged in the battle with the greatest de
gree of heroism. A rebel battle flag was
captured. Prisoners capturedih Gen. Han
cock's charge upon Johnson's division re
port the rebel srniy as in a state-of almost
total insubordination on account of the want
of food. The- say they have received no
supplies for a day or two, and the belief is
that they have sustained a serious injury
elsewhere by the cutting of the roads run
ning from Gordonsville to .Richmond . ns
there appears to be it hurrying to and fro,
and the prisoners believe if we were success
ful through the day of yesterday in any de
gree, that Lee would be forced to make a
Thursday, May, 12. The battle this
day, raged with great fierceness -ill along. the
lines, and the rebels held tbtrir positions
with considerable tenacity. Gen. Grant or
dered a general advance with fixed bayonets
all along the line at 5 p. m., but the troops
were so worn out and fatigued that it was
thought best to give them some rest.-
Friday, Mat, 13. At daylight this
mOrning a charge was ordered, but it was
found that the enemy had retreated during
the night. Pursuit was at once ordered
and Hancock and Warren started upon- two
different roads.- Though the army was great
ly fatigued from the enormous efforts pre
viously made, the news of Lee's departure
inspired the men with fresh energy. At a
bout 8 a. in. the rebels rear guard was over
taken, and a brisk engagement ensued.
According to what appears tc be official
information, our losses hare been, up to Fri
day the 13th, in killed, wounded and miss
The rebel loss is said, td b? much greater
than ours. Jenkins, Hill and Longstreet;
are among their wounded. The rebel pa
pers say Lee was also wonnded. Lonstrcet,
and Stuart are reorted dead. Seven rebfd
Generals have een captured, and now in
Late reports state that Lee' retreat is as
suming the proportions of a thorough rout.
A creat panic is rvni!:ng in Richmond.
The captures by our army arc follows:
?,C)'J rebel officers, ll,u00 prisoners,'" 4 ! can
non, and 20,000 smali arms; besides, having
taken considerable stores from the enemy,
and destroyed all their railroad connections.
. From General Butler.
A dispatch dated Fort Monroe, May 12th,
says there was no fighting yesterday, (Wed
nesday,) our forces being engaged in throw
ing up entrenchments. Gen. Butler is en
trenching from the Appotouiax to the James
river, a distance of six miles. The James
river was obstructed yesterday afternoon by
our forces near Turkey Betid by sinking a
number of schooners and barges. This ef
fectually blockades the rebel iron clads. A
dispatch has been received from General
Butler, dated in the field near Chester Sta
tion, Va., May 12, ,-3.30 p.m. It states
that he is now pressing the enemy near Fort
Darling, and has before him all the troops
from North and South Carolina that have
g"rc up. Beauregard's courier was captured
this morning going to General Hope, in
Command of Drury's Bluff, (Fort Darling. )
He had a dispatch stating that Beauregard
would join him as soon as the troops are up.
Oilmore holds the entrenchments, while
Smith demonstrates upon Drury an1 the en
emy's lines. Gen. Kautz with his cavalry
has been sent to Cut the Danville railroad,
near Appomattox Station, and can perhaps
advance on the James River.
Gen. Sigel Heard From.
! It is stated that a dispatch arrived at
headquarters from the front, from Gen. Sig
els command, dated at Butler's Mountain,
between Charlptsville and Lynchburg, on
Wednesday, dt ten o'clock, a. m., and an
nouncing that our cavalry had torn up the
railroad between Charlottsville and Lynch
burg for a distance of twenty-six miles be
low the former place, and also that the track
of the Gordonsville road, between Charlots
ville and Kesnick, had beeri destroyed. All
the bridges between the above pointson both
roads were destroyed. When returning our
forces encountered a body of rebel cavalry1,
who came from the direction of Garter
Mountain. A skirmish ended in the re
pulse of the rebels, who fled in the direc
tion they came. This was the Only rebel
force met with during the raid.
From the Peninsula.
Sheridan with ample forces, consisting of
cavalry and artillery, holds possession of
Hanover Junction. Other reports say that
Sheridan has captured one of Lee's wagon
trains with its guards, and has destroyed
five miles of track on the Richmond and
Fredericksburg railroad above Saxton Junc
tion and upon the Virginia Central road,en
tirely destroying Lee's direct connection.
From tlie Soath-weat.
The news from the South-west is also
cheering. Dalton has been taken by oar.
troops, with 5,030 prisoners. Gen. Scofield
has driven the rebels from Bull's Gap i.nd
was pursuing them into North Carolina.
The latest news indicates that Lee will
make a staad- on the Marth Aiiu- Rive;.
U. S. Christian Commission.
The United States Christian Commission
has sent forward to Brandy Station large
quantities of hospital and battlefield stores,
that they might be oii hand when the emer
gency called for them. The Commission
cent a wagon loaded with battlefield stores
with each corps of the Grand Army of the
Potomac", and over fifty delegates to distrib
ute them and minister personally to the
wounded. These wagons and delogates
starWA the march with the army, have
shared its sorrows and its triumphs, and
have, no doubt, by this time nearly exhaus
ted their stores, and rendered good, service
in assisting the wounded and dying. On
Monday seventeen additional delegates left
Washington for the scene of action, and
more have gone forward since. In addition
to the delegates and stores with Gen.
Meade's army, the Commission has also a
force with Gen. Butler. Altogether there
are about one hundred delegates of the Com
mission on the scene of action, more than
half of thorn having leen with the army
from the time it began to move. It remains
for the people who remain at home to keen
the Jiands of these devoted men full of all
mannc of stores suitable ' for a battlefield.
The Commission will do all in its power to
assist in. the. care of the wounded who are
being brought to Fredericksburg, and at all
other points. It is gratifying to those who
have1 friends in the great conflict now going
on in Virginia, to learn that this noble a
gency have the men on the ground, ready to
minister to the brave boys who have sacri
ficed everything for our country.
Li the Louisiana State Convention, on the
27 th ult.j two reports were read from -the
Committee on Emincipation. The first
signed by all the members except Mr. Abell,
declares slavery and all involuntary servi
tude, except as punishment for crime, for
ever abolished in the State ; wipes out the
black Code; provides the same system of
penal law for blacks and whites, and pro
vides that negro minors shall be subject to
the same rules as white ones in regard to
apprenticeship. Mr. Abell, on his own be
half, read a minority report objecting to the
deprivation cf the master's right to his slave
by the Convention, as a flagrant injustice,
robbing him of a vested right, and as inju
rious to the best interests of the negro', who
would become idle and vicious if not com
pelled to labor. The .frVasaysMr; Abell' s
report will not get ten vote's in the Convention.-
A large number of Pennsylvanians assem
bled, on "Monday evening a week, in Wash
ington in response to a call for a meeting of
thePenrtsylvania Relief Association. Hon.
J.- K.- Moorhead, President of the Associa
tion was in the chair, and in behalt of the
citizens of Pittsburg and vicinity advanced
Sl.-OtW to purchase' Accessaries for the relief
of the soldiers of tlie Sate wounded in the
late battles. Other STibscrintions were made,
and it was resolved ttj send a half dozen a
gents at once to the front with supplies and
comforts for tfi3 suffering.
Hon. Epon C. Ingersoll, the uncondition
al Union candidate f-T Congress ia the oth
District of Illinois, a"" Mr. Lovejoy's succes
sor, has been elected by about S.OOO, over
his "Democratic" opponent, Judge Wead.
This Is an unexpectedly large majority in
a district which lias been regarded as 'close'
between tlie two parties.
AilvtrtiArmtn t . rt 171 tarr. typr-, CHts.ornrtt of iisnn-l
sty If will bf rli irfd do iiblf, prirr far x-j'acf. o h il-pitd
,'J'o imure attention, the CASH must accompa
ny notice, M follow: All Caution with $1,
Stray, tl; Auditor' notie, $1, 50; Adminis
trator' and Executor' notices, $1,60, each ; and
all other transient Notices a-t the aaine ra'es.
Other aitertiremea at 81 per square, tor 3 cr lest
insertions. Twelve lino or lea) count quare.
REGISTER'S WOTICE. Notice is hereby
given, thai the following accounts have boen
examined anci passed by me, and remain filed of
record in this office for the inspection of heirs,
legatees,creditors.and all others in any other way
interested, and will be presented to the nest Or
phans' Court of Clearfield county, to be held at
the Court House. in-:the Bororrgh of Creafftcld,
commencing on the Third Msnday of Juno, 1864.
The final account of II. D. Rose, Executor of the
last Will of John M Weitzell, lateof the township
of Bell, in tha county of Clearfield, Pa., dee'd.
The final account of S. P. Wilson, administrator
of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights
and credits which were of James C. Graham, late
f Bradford township, Cloar&olcr county, dee'd.
The parti.il acoount of John D i'hompson and
Josiah W. Thompson, Executors of the last Will
and testamectof Ignatius Thompson, dee'd.
The account of Francis Pearco'and Jacob Pearce,
Executors of tha last Will and testament of Absa
lom Fearce, sr., of .Bradford township, dee'd.
The account f Samuel Sebring. Administrator
of all and singular the goois and chattels, rights
and credits which were of John Young, late of
Burnside township, deceased
ISAIAH G. BAIlttER. Register.
Register's Office, May IS, 1864.
Men, Youths and Boys can bo supplied with full
suits of seasonable and tashionable clothing at
KEIZENSTEIN BKO'S & CO.,
where it is sold ot prices that will induce their
purchase. The universal satisfaction which has
been given, has induced them to increase their
s ock, which is now not surpassed hyany estab
lishment of the kind in this part of the State.
Beizenstein Bro's k, Co.,
Sell goods at a very small profit, for cash ;
Their good are well made and fashionable.
They give every one the worth of his money.
They treat their customers all alike.
They sell cheaper than every body else.
Their store is conveniently situated.
They having purchased their stock at reduced
prices they can sell cheaper than others.
For these and other reasons persons should bay
their clothing at
REIZEXSTEIN BRO'S Jt CO.
Produce of every kind taken at the highest
market prices. May 18, 18C4.
A Urge lot of seed Potatoes for sale by
J. V. KRA1ZR
"XTEHNrZDTXH: I VEISTDTJEM
FK1DAY, MAY 20TII, 1801.
The undersigned will expose to public sale, at
the late residence of .Nicholas K. M'Mul.'in, in
Lawrence township, Clearfield county, Pa., on
Friday, May 20th, 18G4,
the following personal property, to wit : A large
lot of dry lumber, 4 horses, 3 good hogs, 2 cows,
4 head young cattle, ducks and chickens, 3 set
harness. 1 good wagon, sled, timber sled, single
trues and spread, windmill, cutting box, bureau,
bedsteads, tables, chairs, sottee on rockers, rock
ing chair, corner cupboard, sewing stand, churn,
tubs, crockery-ware, forks, pickles, soap, and a
variety of other articles.
Sale td commence at 10 oJcIock, A M. Terms
made known on day of sale.
May IS, ld64. RIGUARD MOSSOP.
F. S. N, G-. at E. & S'sT
HEAD! READ!! HEAD!!!
Have received their first supply of Seasonable
Goods, which they are now offering for sale at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES.
Their stock consists of a general variety o
Dry-Goods. Groceries, Hard-war, Queens-ware,
Tin-ware, Willow-ware. Wooden-ware. Provisions,"
Hat. Caps, Boots, Shoes, and Clothing. At.
For the Ladies.
They would call -especial attention to the large
and good assortment of new styles and patterns of
LADIES DRESS G03DS
now opening, consisting of Tiain and Fancy Silks.
Delaines, Alpacas. Ginghams, Duculs. Prints, Me.
rinos, Cashmeres, Plaids. BrilliarUs. Poplins. 13e
regf. Lawns. Nankins, Linen, Lhc?. Edging,.. Col
erettes. Braids, Belts, Veils, Nets. Corset ts. Nu
bias, Hoods. Coats, Mantels. Balmoral skirts Ho
siery, Gloves. Btmnets, Flowers, Plumes. Ribbons,
Hals. Trimmings, Buttons. Combs, Shawls, Braid,
Muslins, Irish Linens, Cambrics. Victoria Lawns,
Swiss, Bobi nets, Mulls, Linen Handkerchiefs etc.
Of Men's Wear
They have also received a larre and well select
ed Stock, consisting ot Cloths, Plain and Fancy
Casimercs, Cathmereia. Tweeds, Jeans. Cordu
roys, Bever-Tetn, Linens, Handkerchiefs. Neck
ties, Hosiery, Gloves, Hats, Caps, Scarfs, etc., etc.
In the latest styles and of the best material,
consisting of Coats, Pants. Yet.ts, Shawls, Over
coats, Drawers; Cashm-'re and Liuoa Shirts, etc.
Of Boots and Shoes,
They Lave a large assortment for Ladies and Gen
tlemen, consisting of Top Boots. Brogans. Pumps,
Gaiters, Balmoral Boots, Slippers. Monroes, etc
Groceries and Provisions
Such ns Coffee, Syrups, Sugar, Rice. Crackers,
Vinegar, Candles. Cheese, Flour. Meal, Bucon,
Fish, coarse and fine Salt, Teas, Mustard, etc.
Coal Oil Lamps,
Coal oil. Lamp chimneys, Tinward a great varie
ty, Japanware, Egg beaters. Spice boxes. Wire
Ladels, Sieves, Dusting pans, Lanterns, etc , etc.
Brooms. Brushes. Baskets, Washboards, Buckets,
Tubs, Churns . Wall-paper. Candle wick. Cotton
yarn and Batting, WorS baskets. Umbrellas, etc.
Augers, Axes, Chisels. Saws, Files, Hammers,
Hatchets, N'ils, Spikes, Gri .d stones. Stoneware.
Trunks, Carpet bags, Powder, Shot, Lead, etc.
Writing and Letter paper, Fancy note and com
mercial paper, pens, pencils and ink. copy hooks,
slates , ink stands, fancy and common envelopes.
Shoe Findings. Glus and Putty, Flat irun ar.
Coffee mills, Bed cords and Bed screws. Matches.
Stove blacking. Washing soda an I Soap, etc.
Patent Medicines, Perluriery of various kinds.
Fancy soaps, Oils, Paints. Varnishes, and in fuel
every thing usually kept in a l.rst class Store.
They invite ail persons tocull and uxmniac their
stock, and hope to give entire :.;i.-;.ictio.
BOYN TON i SilJWKKS.
Clearfield, r'a.. May ISth. Isrt4
A JOINT UENOLl'TION 1'ROrosING
CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE
C O NSTITCTlO N .
lie it wolvetl hy tut ti ti it a:iA lf'nt tf, oj I!r
resrntartt'et of tlie Comninn."r:iltli of I'l-iuntvlvi-uia
in Uearrat Aemhy nut. That the following
amendments be proposed to the Constitution of
the Commonweiilth, in accordance with the pro
visions of the tnth article thereof :
There shall be an additional section to the
third article of the Constitution, to be designated
as section four, as follows :
Skct'on 4. Whenever any tif the qualified c
Toctors 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 Commonwealth, such eluctors may ex
ercise the right of suffrage in all eleetions by the
citizens, trader strch regulations as arc. or shall
bo, prccribod by law, as fully as if they were
present at their usual place of election."
Section 2. There shall be two additional sec
tions to' tho eleventh article of the Constitution,
to be designated as sections eight, and nine, as fol
"Sscf iox 8. 16 hill shall be passed by the Leg
islature, containing more than one subject, which
shall be clearly expressed in the title, except ap
propriation bills "'. -
"Section 9. No bin snail be passed by the Leg
islature granting any powers, or pivileges. in
any case, where the authority to grant such pow
er's, or privileges, has been. 6r may hereafter be,
conferred opon the Court- of this Common welath."
HENRY C JOHNSON,
Speaier of the Hons of Rf.presfittaiitf-i.
JOHN P PENNEY,
SpeaLtr of the Senate.
Office of the Secretary of the CoVxeNtViAvrB 1
Harrisb-kg, ArmL 25, 1SG4 )
Pennsylvania, st: I do hereby certify that the
-n. foregoing is a full. true and crrrrect cepy
( SEAL of tie original Joint Resolution of the
VT-g-s General Assembly, entitled "A Joint
Resolution proposing certain amendments to the
Constitution," as the same remains on file in this1
office. . .
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the seal of the Secretary's office
to be affixetl, tho day and year above written.
Secretary of th Common Wfiltll.
The above Resolution having been aj-reed to by
a majority of the members' of each House, at two
successive 6siong of the General Assembly of
this Courmonwealtii. the proposed amendments
will be submitted to the people, for their adop
tion or rcjectioir on the first Tuesday of
Auzwt, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-four, in accordance with
the provisions bf the tenth article of the Consti
tution, and the act, entitled "An Act prescribing
the time and manner of submitting to the people,
for their approval and ratification or rejection,
the proposed amendments to tho Constitution,"
approved the twenty-third day of April, ene
thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.
May 4, 1364. Sec'y of Commonwealth
of Administration on the estate of Lanson
Root, late of Woodward tp., Clearfield county,
Penn'a, dco'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
Miy 11, 1S61-. Administrator
U, g. 10-40 BONDS
TtTese Bonds are issued onder the act of Con
grcas ot March 8th, IS I, which provides that ;i
bonds issued under this act shall be
...... j . ujr oiale or municipal ao.
.thority. Snbscriptions to these bonds are reeiT.
e J in United States notes or notes of NatioBi
Banks. The are to be brdekhf.d is cms. at the
pleasure of the Government, at any period not
.. than ten nor more than forty yt-ars from their
date, and until their redemption five ran rrsr
will be paid in Crtis, on Bonds of not over one
hundred dollars annually and on all other Bonj.
semi annually. The interest is payable oa the
first days of March and September io esc.h jar
Subscribers will receive either Registered or
Coupon Bonds, as they may prefer. Rj,t,
Bonds are recorded on the books of the L" s
Treasurer, and can be transferred only on the
owner's order. Coupon bonds are pa'vable te
bearer, and are acre convenient for CoiumercisI
Subscribers to this loan will have the option of
having their Bonds draw interest from jfarci' lit
by paying the accrued interest in coin (or In U
nited States notes, or the notes of National Banki,
adding fifty per cent, for premium,) or receive
them drawing interest from the date of subscrip.
tion and deposit. As these Bonds are
Exempt from Municipal or State Taxation,
their value is increasod from one to three per
cent, per annum, according to the rate cf tax
levies ia various parts of tha country
At the present rate of premium on gold ther pay
07R EIGHT PER CENT 1XTEKEST
iu currency, and are of equal convenience a a
permanent or temporary investment.
It Is L-elieVed that no securities oflrr so great
inducement to lender as the various descriptions
of U. S. Bonds. In all other forms of indebted- 1
ness, the faith o'r ability of private parties or
stock companies or scperate communities only U
pledgod for payment, while for the debts of the
United States the whole property of the country
is boldvn to secure the payment of both princi
pal and interest in coin.
These bonds' inay be subscribed fotfin sums from
550 up to aty magnitude, on the same terms, and
are thus made equally available to the smallest
lender and the largest capitalist. They can be
converted into money at any moment, and thft
holder will have the benefit of the interftrt.
It may be useful to state in this connection that
the total Funded Debt of the United States on
which interest is payable in gold, on the 3d day
of March, 1SG4, was S7GS,55,000. The interest on
this debt for the coming fiscal year will be 515,
937.1 2C,whiIe the customs revenue in gold for
the current fiscal yer, ending June 3uth, lS6t.
has been so far at the rate of over $ 1 00. 000, WO
It will be seen that even the present gold 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 ol thetar
i.T will doubtless raise the annual receipts from
customs on the same amount of importation, to
loi),j00,0U0 per annum.
Instructions to the National Banks acting as
loan agents were ne t issued from the United
Stages Treasury until March 23. but in the r.t
three weeks of April the subscriptions averaged
moro than ten millions a week.
Sunscr?ptions will V-e received l y tho
First National Bank of Philadelphia, P
Second National Bank of Philadelphia, i'a.
Third National Bank of Philadelphia, Pa
AND BY ALL NATIONAL BANKS
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 affttrd evrry f.mi
ity to nbscrilr. May 11. l-Ci-t-2 Jiuos.
E STRAY. Came to the premises of the sub
scriber, residing in Pike township, some time
in September last. a red and white spotted heiifer.
supposed to be about two years old ihe owner
is requestod to come forward, prove property, pay
charges and take her away, cr she will be sold as
the law directs.
May 2, 1861 pd. SIMON THOMPSON".
CAtfTlON. All persons are hereby caution,
against purchasing or taking an assignmentof
a certain note of hand, calling for $40 and dated
the day of May, IS83, given by me to Jacob
Graham; never having received value for said
note I will not pay the same unless compelled by
due course of law.
May 4,l6t-pd. ALEXANDER G R AII.OT
oi Administration on the estate of William
Henry Lloyd, lateof township, Clearfield Co .
deceased, having been granted to the undersigned,
all persons indented to said estate are requested
to make immediate payment, and those havic
claims against the same will present them duly
authenticated for settlement.
May 11, lS6.-pd- SAMUEL W. BEYKRg
-fENTISTRY ! DENTISTRV ! ! D" F
JLf M.. M'Kierran having located at Smith
Mills, (Janesville.) Clearfield Co.. Pa . informs tne
citizeniof that place and vicinity, that he wl
endeavor' to render satisfaction to all who may.
favor Bint Whh their patronage. Profe.fin
calls to any pa'r 6f the country promptly attend
ed to. Work done on Vulcanite. Terms moderate.
May H,lST.-3m. Dr. F. M. McKlERXAV.
CTI.Y MAKE. Left the premise of the
subscriber residing in Decatur township.CI
ffeld coanty, hear Philipsburg. on the 23d daj oi
April last, a black mare about 16 bands hi-h on
or perhaps both hind feet white, with whits strip,
in the face and heavy with foal. She wasform".
ly owned in Indiana county. Any one re'ornl
said mare, or giving information where she r7
be found, will be liberally rewarded. c
May 2d l1-pd. b C. BOWMAo
THE AMERICAN EXCELSIOR COF
FEE i the ne pins nUr of all
cofees- ifi tie country. It has taken the pis "
tin pure coffee in very many instances,a"d i" Pr'
fei-re to all substitutes now before the pnMie,an
is tie Best and cheapest in the market.
For Sal by Rich abb Moasop, sole agVnffo
Clearfield. v j
Lifp 4 CAmtoLL. sola ageats for reritf t
South 5th St., Philad'a. Mrcb
t SI f.l ft 1 liV tW nxJns . C