Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, February 22, 1865, Image 2

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The National Debt.
Tx a letter by Mr. FessenJeir to Mr.
Prince, member of the Committee on V ays
and Means, the following official statement
ot'tbe public debt is given: Aggregate debt
bearing interest in coin, I, '$, 556, 433 SU ;
interest, $63,433,131 45. Debt bearing in
terest in lawful money, 60. 570, 052 44 ; in
terest, 820.60S.670 41 Debt on -which in
terest has ceased, $350,570 00. Legal tender
debt Waring no interest, 433,160,569.
Fractional currencv, $24,099,913 93. To
tal. ?2,153,735,444 26 ; iuterest, $93,131,
V'Oi S6. Amount of unpaid requisitions,
$136,190,m)0. Amount in treasury, "'$10, -252,903
16. Total, 125,847,041 84. The
amount of suspended requisitions abroad in
cludes all paid requisitions lor every branch
ofthepubbc service. It is stated at the
Department that at this date, Febuary 13th,
tlii amount has been reduced about nine
millions of dollars ; also, that the Depart
ment intends this week to commence paying
the Ann v of the Potomac.
Uitio"a Teeling in Georgia.
TlieN.V. rakF Savannah correspondent
bays: Notwithstanding all rebel denials to the
contrary, the Union sentiment throughout
Georgia is-very strong. Meetings have been
held in at least nineteen counties, at which
resolutions in favor of closing the war and
returning to the Union were adopted, an j
these are said to express the almost unau
iutous tveling of the people, of the northwest
as well as other parts of the State. At Au
gusta aud Pulaski peace meetings were bro
ken up by the military.. The Legislature was
to meet in extra session yesterday, and strong
Hurts will be made, with good hopes of suc
cess, to have it authorize the calling a con
vention for the pvrpose of effecting the res
local ion ofiho State to the Union. Gov.
iJrovn is le!ievcJ to be fully in aocord with
the movers in this pnjeet. The . Miiall-pox
had broken out and w.w very bad among the
negroes in and about travannali.
Hew York City to be Attacked.
The X.'Y. llcral I s Paris correspondent
ftat.s that the two fon;inalle naval rams,
Spyues and U hoops, built "at 1'ordeux,
France, some time ago, have been Cited out
in the most complete manner for the South
ern rebels,- with tho heaviest class of guns and
i't'i! screws, v.r. l. wider the now names' of
Stonewall aud ilapidan, were- UVsail in the
banning of this mouth from a little islnn L
off the coast of France for this port. It
was believed that they were of so staunch a
character that they would experience no dif
ficulty iu passing ail the batteries in our har
bor, and coming right up to. the city, which
i: is reported to-be designed-by their com
manders either to lay under heavy contribu
tion or to destroy. This scheme is .-aid to
have been concocted and assisted iu its pros
ecution under a secret treaty between the
Emperor Napolean and the Jeff. Davis Gov
ernment. Slavery andtha Democratic Party.
Looking at this subject uj a party - man,
says Mr. Anson 1 wrick, .a New York. Dem
ocrat, from a party point of view as one who
hopes soon to see the Democratic party a
ga'm in power, this proposition seems to pre
sent a desirable opportunity for the Democ
racy to rid itself at onee and forever ot the in
cubus of slavery, and to banish its perpk-x-ing
issues beyond the pale of party polities,
no longer to distract our council and disturb
the harmony of our movements. Every
year and every day we arc growing weaker
aud weaker in popular favor, while our op
ponents are strengthening, because we will
not venture to cut Lose from the dead car
cass of negro slavery. It is plain enough
to my mind that if the Democratic party
would regain its supremacy in -the govern
ment of the nation it must now let alaverv
Prom Geu. Sherman.'
The Richmond Dispatch of the ISth states,
that after the occupation of Orangeburg by
ien. Sherman, the rebels evacuated Braneh
villeiud that on the 16th our forces march
ed into"and took possession of Columbia.
If t his be fo, Gen. Sherman is advancing
rapidly and successfully. The same paicr
also states, that it is likely that Charleston
is being evacuated by the Rebels, as a ne
cessary consequence of the fall of Columbia.
Charleston Evacuated.
The Richmond Rtanuner of the 20th
?ays that Charleston had been evacuated by
the Rebels, on Tuesday the 14th. Assum
ing this to be correct, the Stars and Stripes
now float over the very cradle of secession.
Truly, the rebellion Is tottering, and ere h ug
we hope to see it collapse altogether.
The Rebel Fiag-of-truee loat while on
her way up the James Riyer on the 17th,
w as blown up by a torpedo, which they no
doubt had placed in the stream some tiuie
siuce. The boat went down almost instant
ly. No prisoners were on board. The fate
of the crew is not known.
:The Savannah cotton which reached New
York Avill be offered far sale as soon as it can
be stored and the other necessary arrange
ments completed. The. total amount id-taiue-1
in Savannah will be about 30,000
hales; . ".-- - -
A Woman was examined in the United
States Commissioner's Court. lotou, ou
Tuesday, charged with harboring and con
ceding a deserter from' the United- States
.Army, and held in $1,500 &r trial.
A rebel regiment, numbering alout 300
ni n. wa? captured above Rermada Hun
dred on the 15th. Deserters or.tiriUC to
cme in a: the rate of about ,-eventv a dayl
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Thefollowing letter '"of Secretary Seward
ta Charles Francis Adams, U. S. Minister,
Pleni)otentiary to England, will give the
reader a more perfect understanding of the
so-called Peace Conference between Presi-
dent Lincoln and the Rebel Commissioners
in Hampton Roads, than any article which
'might be written on the subject :.
Department of State, Washington,
February 9: Siu: It is a truism that in
times ot peace there are always instigators
of war. So soon as war begins there are
citizens who strongly demand negotiations
of peace. The advocates of war, after an
agitation longer or shorter, generally gain
their fearful end, though the war declared
is not unfreqaentty necessary and unwise.
So peace agitators in time of war ultimately
bring about an abandonment of the conflict,
sometimes without securing the advantages
which were originally expected from the
conflict. Agitators fur war in time of peace,
and for peace in time of war, are not neces
sarily or perhaps ordinarily imperative in
their purposes or motives. Results alone
determine whether they are wise or unwise.
The treaty. of peace concluded at Guadalupe
1 1 idalgo was secured by an bregular nego
tiation under the authority of the Govern
ment. Some of the efforts -which have been
made to bring about negotiations for the
purpose of-ending our civil war, are known
to the whole world because they haves em
ployed foreign as well as domestic agents.
Others with whom -you have had to deal
cotiadentialiy are known to yourself. Other
efforts have occurred here which are known
only to persons actually moving in them and
to the government. 1 am now to give for
vojr information An account of an affair of
the sumo general character which recently
received much attention here, and which
doubtless will excite inquiry abroad.
A few days ago Francis Blair, Esq., ob
tained from the President a simple leave
through our lines. Without any definate
view known to the Government, Mr. Blair
yisited Richmond, and ou his return he
showed the President a letter which Jeff.
Davis had written to Mr. Blair, in which
Davis wrote that Mr. Blair wa- at liberty to
say to President Lincoln that Davis was
now, as he always had been, willing to send
commissioners, if assured they would be re
ceived, cr to receive any that should be
sent ; that he was disposed to send commis
sioners to confer with the President, with a
view to the restoration of peace between
the two countries if lie could be assured they
would be received. The President, there
fore, on the ISth of January, addressed a
note to Mr. Blair, in which the President, af
ter acknowledging that he read the note of
Davis, .Todd that lie was, is, and always would
be willing to receive any agents that Mr.
Davis or other inilucijtial men. now actually
resisting the authority of the Government,
might send to confer informally with the
President, with a view to the restoration of
peace to our common countu-
Mr. Blair visited Richmond with this let
ter, and then came again back to Washing
ton. Uui the 29th ult., we were advised
from the camp of LIcV.t. G'.ui. Grant that A.
11. Stephens, R. M. T. Hunter and J. A.
Campbell were applying for leave to pass
through the lines to Washington as peace
commissioner's, to confer with the Presi
dent. They were permitted by-the Lieut.
General to come to his headquarters, to a
vait there 'the decision, of the President.
Ma j. Eckert was sent down to meet the par
ty from Richmond at Gen. Grant's head
quarter.?. The Major was directed to de
liver to them a copy of the 1 'resident's let
ter tu Mr. Blair, with a roro to be jidded to
it. and signed by the Major, in which they
were directly informed that they should be
allowed to pass our lines and they would be
understood as coming fur an informal con
ference upon the basis ot the above named
letter of tLe LSth of January, to Mr. Blair.
If they sVnild express their assent to this
condition iu writing, then 3Iajor Eckert was
directed to give them safe conduct to pon
tile ress Monroe, when a person coining from
President would meet them. It being prob
able from a report, of their conversation with
Lic it. Gem Grant, that the Richmond par
ty would, iu the manner personated, accept
the terms mentioned, the Secretary of State
was charged by the 1 'resident withjt.he duty of
representing t his Government in the expect
ed informal conference. The Secretary ar
rived at Ji'Wtress Mouroo ou the night of the
first day of February. Maj. Eck.;rt met him
on thy morning of the 2d, with information
that the pcrons who came from Richmond
had not. accepted in writing the conditions
upon which he was allowed to idve them
conduct to Fortress Monroe. The Major
had given the same information by telegraph
to the President at Washington. On re
ceiving the information the PresiJent pre
pared a telegram directing the Secretary to
return to Washington. The Secretary was
preparing at the same moment to return
without waiting for information from the
President, but at this juncture Lieut. Gen.
Grant telegraphed to the Secretary of War,'
as well as to the Secretary of State, that the
Richmoud party had reconsidered aud ac
cepted the condition tendered them through
Maj. Eckert, and Gen. Grant urgently ad
vised the President to confer in person with
the Richmond party. Under these circum
stances the Secretary, by the President's
direction, remained at f ortress Monroe,
and the President joined bun there on the
night of Feb. 2d. The Richmond party
were brought down the James river in a I J.
States transport during the day, and the
transport was anchored in Hampton Roads.
On the morning of the 3d the President,
atteuded by the Secretary of State, received.
Messrs. Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell,
on board the Linked States .steam-transport
River Queen, in Hampton Roads.
The conference was altogether informal.
There was not in attendence secretaries,
clerks, or other witnesses. Nothing .was
written orrcad. The conversation, although
earnest and free, was calm, eourteous.and kind
on both sides. The Richmond ptirty ap
proached the discussion rather indirectly,
and at no time did they make categorically,
demands, or tender formal stipulations, or
absolute refusals. Nevertheless, during the
conference, which lasted four hours, the gen
eral points at issue between the Government
and the insurgents were distinctly raised and
discussed fully, intelligently, and in an ami
cable jqtirit. What the insurgent party
seemed chiefly to favor was a postponement
of the question of separation, for which the
jrar is waged, aud mutual direction of the
efforts of the Government as well as those of
the insurgents to some extreme policy "or
scheme for a reaon during which passions
might be expected to subside, aud the ar-.
niies reduced, and trade and intercorse be
tween both sections be resumed. It was
suggested by them thai through such a post
ponement we might now have an immediate
peace, with some not very certain prospect
of an ultimate satisfactory adjustment of po
litical relations between the Government and
the States, sections or people now engaged in
cc nflict with it. 'he suggestion, though e
laborately considered, was nevertheless re
jected by the President, as one of armistice
or truce, and that jre can agree to no cessa
tion of hostilities exeert on the basis ot the
disbandonment of the insurgent forces, and
the. restoration of the national authority
throuuh all the States in the; Union, i and in
subordination to the proposition, which was
thus announced. The anti-slavery policy of
the United States was reviewed in all its
bearings, and the President announced that
he i not to be expected to depart from the
position he had heretofore assumed in his
'proclamation of emancipation and other doc
uments, and these positions reiterated in Lis
annual message. It was further declared by
the President that the complete restoration
of the national authority everywhere was an
indispensable condition of any assent on our
part to whatever form of peace might be pro
posed. The President assured the other
party that while he must adhere to these po
sitions, he would be prepared, as far as pow
er be lodged with the executive, to exercise
liberality. Its power is limited by t-he Consti
tution, and when peace should be made,
Congress nnt necessarily act in regard to
appropriations of money, and the admis
sion of representees from the insurrection
ary States. The Richmond party were then
informed that Congress had, on the 31st ul
timo, adopted by a Constitutional majority a
joint resolution submitting to the several
States, the proposition to abolish slavery
throughout the Union, and that there is ev
ery reason to expect that it will be accepted
by three-fort hs of the States, so as to become
a part of the national organic law.
The conference came to an end by mutual
acquiescence, without producing an agree
ment of views upon the several matters dis
cussed, or any of them. Nevertheless it is
perhaps of some importance that we hac
been able to submit our opinions and views
directly, to prominent insurgents, and to
h?ar them in an:-wer in a courteous and not
unfriendly manner.
I am your obedient servant,
Wm. II. Seward.
Penn.svii.i.e, Feb. 1 3th, 1865.
S. J. Row, Esq. Enclosed find a letter,
which I desire you to publish. As the Ed
itor of the "Republican,1' after using a por
tion of three numbers of his paper in at
tempting to place me falsely before his read
ers, (haying published but one letter of
mine, ) has virtually, as 1 understand it.
closed his columns against n:e, by saying
that he is done with me. I give hiru this
farewell epistle. J. Rcssell.
Ei. "CpivitFiELH Republican." Al
low" me once more, xmd, perhaps, for the
last time in this controversy, to intrude up
on your patience, I -y briefly noticing a few
of the many glaring inconsistencies, which
stand out in such bold relief in your two re
plies to my letter of Jauuary 23d, and your
comments upon my address, in the latter one.
First : Your reason for positively as
serting that my address was reported cor
rectly hy the .Diini'it's correspondent. Be
cause you, "It !icc I that the letter in ques
tion was wiitS en by John himself,". O! what
an excuse. Well, why, or upou what evi
dence iid you believe this? Or. are you So
constituted that you can believe things with
out evidence'.'1 provided, it v, ill subserve
vour purpose. Now. bo honest, far once:
4 Did you really think, fioln your acquain
tance wuh inc. that 1 was the seii-conceitfd
egoti-t which you would have your readers
Your second reply begins with ; "The ad
dress, or what purports to be the address."
ifcc. Now, here again is a mean insinuation,
without the shudow of evidence, that I
falsely rcportel it. If I deemed it necessa
ry, 1 could furnish indubitable proof of its
correct uess as I furnished you wit ii it.. But,
you distort it by omitting letters and
words either carlessiy or designedly. As for
instance, "We trust for the county," instead
of the crcifit of the county; and "My God's
blessing," instead of May God's blessing, ice.
In reference to your grave charge ot false
hood, -''' iuil'C'J ijoH have, ninth: it. I
might have qualified my statement by say
ing that not one word, to u liichyoi! soxtronr
lt ofiju-t, was contained, &c, had I supposed
that any man, much less an Editor, would
have been so supremely ignorant as to fail
to comprehend my meaning. But here, as
usual, you fly from the clause upon which
you harped in your former issue, because
you were cornered there, aud for want of
something you grasp at nothing.- But to
crown the climax of inconsistency and ig
norance, if not of malice prepense, we find
you Vesuvius like belching forth a volume
of lava against "John" for not telling you
who made this Government; aud in detail
ing to your readers who "lived and died in
the daily parctice of what he calls the sum
of all villians" "off your eggs and on the
straw,' awaT from j our subject entirely and
laying hold of that which is irrelevant to the
issue before you. But why. attribute to me
the credit of calling slavery the "sum of all
villanies?" . Are you indeed more ignorant
than the school boy of ten years, of tho
language used by the immortal Wesley?
Or do you not know the use of the quotation
mark? Or did you with a fall knowledge
of these things wilfully and maliciously de
sign to misrepresent and falsity for want of
better, argument, in order to effect your ob
ject? "Verily," Daniel,' I believe you are
"done," aud if youan do no better than
you have done, I am done,' too ; for I scorn
to continue a correspondence that can be of
so little interest to the' general reader.
Farewell, Daniel, till we meet again.
' John IIussell.
Not Bat). Judge IIyan, of Buffalo, re
centby said,in response to a remonstrance a
gainst his ruling "I have no law for it. I
give it as the opinion of the court, based
upon common sense. lam no lawyer. I
never read a law book in my life, and I nev
er will, for the: reason that I have seen so
maivy fools who have, read law, that I dare
not venture the experiment. ' '
; A JJissoT'Ri postmaster thus expresses
his opinion that nis official returns are cor
rect: " I hereby certify that the four gom A
Counto is as near Rite as I now how to maik
it if there is eny mistake it is not duuapur
pers. 1
The Expedition from Ne-wbern.
The Richmond Dispatch of the 14th says:
JTnoffcial intelligence has been received here
that'a force of the enemy, estimated at 20,
(K.M, men, have landed at Newbern. It isr
believed to be their object to advauce at once
upon Raleigh, or at least upon our lines of
railroads in North Carolina. They are said
to have brought with them five locomotives
and military railroad iron sufficient to lay
forty or fifty miles of track. G kant visited
Newbern some ten days ago, and his visit
now appears to have been to plan ar d arrange
this expedition. The force engaged in this
movement is supposed to be part ofTiio.MAS
command. 'We must expect to hoar of Thom
as, in many jdaces until such time as 'bis
whereabouts is definitely known by a battle.
Newbern is near the mouth of the Neuse
River, about one hundred and ten miles
southeast of Raleigh. From Eat Tennessee
the report reached us yesterday that Stonk
MAN and Bl'RDTiDiciE were preparing to make
a raid from Tennessee into North Carolina,
in the direction of Raleigh, with the hope of
co-operating with the columns now said to be
on foot to invade tlie State from the Atlan
tic coast. We give this for what it may be
worth. ' '
1 " H
Henry S. Foote's Opinion.
The Nl Y. Timrs says Senator Foote was
given the alternative to return South, jro to
England, or to Fort Warren. It says Foote
represents the Confederacy on the eve of dis
ruption, and the struggle on the part of the
rebels nearly over. He thinks the leaders will
endeavor to leave the country, aud the cam
paign on the part of the rebels would descend
to guerrilla fighting. Mr Foote is prepared
to issue an address to the people of the Sxuth
urging them to cease fighting and give up a
contest which is so clearly hopeless, and as
no terms but unconditional surrender can be
obtained, to promptly accept such terms.
Mr. Foote also represents the unpopularity
of Jeff. Davis at the South as very great,
and that the people have lost all confidence
in him. The mission of Stephens, IIi;nteu
and Campbell was only a ruse on the part
of Davis, and a forced concession to the peace
men of the South.
Canada Fohtifvino. A Quebec (Cana
da) exchange says: "It isstated that the engi
neer officers at Quebec have privately com
municated with several prominent contrac
tors, asking for tenders for the construction
of extensive fortifications here; and it is uk
derstood that tenders will also be asked for
immediately, for the construction of an in
trenched camp and magazine opposite Mon
treal, and of similar works of defence at other
points. The Montreal Ec fining 'JiWraph
says that those works, which are to be pushed
forward without delay, and with the greatest
possible vigor, will be the means of afford
ing employment to over thirty thousand men,
and cause the expenditure in the country of
several millions sterlimr.
Foist Fisher. General Terry continues
his rccon noissances ot the rebel positions
near Wilmington, with successful results.
A reconnoissance was made on the 10th,
when all the approaches to the rebel works
were carefully explored, the observations be
ingtaken amidst the whizzing of the rebel
bullets. The conclusion drawn from this
expedition is, that Hoke will desperately
disputwnir advance towards Wilmington by
way of Federal Point : that he is ever vigi
lent against surprises, a'td that his well con
structed earthworks mount artillery, and
have a force lehind them large enough to
hold them. The codicil to all this, howev
er, is that our forces will be in Wilmington
ere long.
A Llckv Invention. The Govern
ment has adopted tlfe Hammond rifle as
that for future use. in the United States ser
vice. Mr. 11., iu addition to his salary as
Superintendent, receives 10,000 in gold,
and $2 on each rifle manufactured. In
immense armies as ours, this will amount to
a very largo sum. Whether the rifle is a
repeating or breech-loading oue is not sta
ted, but when our soldiers are all armed
with such, and taught to shoot them with
precision of aim, they will be the most for
midable army in the world.
The Pope. in Trocule. No less than
IS Archbishops and Bishops of France,
have now pronounced against the Govern-,
ment, and for the Pope in the matter of the
Encyclical. Of these, three, the Archbish
op of Busaneoii (Cardinal Matthiet;.)
and the Bishops of Poitiers Moulins, have
defied the Government openly, reading the
Encyclical aloud to their flocks in their ca
thedrals. The rest have only addressed let
ters in strong language to "M. le Ministre."
Cairo, Feb. 17. Late New Orleans ad
vices report that the Mexican Gen. Mejia,
commanding at Matamoras, has entered in
to an arrangement with the rebel anthoritics
by which all refugees from Texas are returned
to them and immediately conscripted. Mejia
claims that he is acting under Maximilian's
orders. Gen. Can by is said to have sent
word to Mejia that he will retaliate by taking
and holding Mexicau officers as hostages for
for every refugee returned to the rebels.
.Fading Away. The Penobscot Indians
now number,. 266 males and 234 females.
More then one-fifth of their voting popula
tion have gone to the war, and consumption,
a disease formerly unknown, is now canying
off many of the tribe yearly. Those that
remain gain a sustenance by hunting and
fishing, and also by the less primitive occu
pation of farming and basket making.
gcur gvcrtbfittthtisi.
A'vertt xenwnt 's et infarg-rtipn, entn,or out of 'usikzI
style if ill b cha rged do util e price for .ipaceocatjti&l.
i the Commidjiioncra of Clearfield county, hav
ing offered it bounty of for each volunteer
for the county, would recommend that all who
could would avail themselves of the County and
put in substitutes, thereby reducing the number
ou tho Holla for any future call for men by the
Government. TflO.S. DOUGHERTY,
Attest. ' ' CONIiAD BAKER,
Wiu. S. Bradkey, Clerk. Comia'rs.
CAUTION. All persong are hereby caution
ed against purchasing or having anything to
do with an article of agreement between Samuel
and John Wideuiire. of Penn township, Clearfield
county. Pa., and Gideon P. Doughinan of the
same place, relating to the making of, two rafts of
timMfer at threo cts per foot, as the greater portion
of said contract is paid, and the bnlance will not
be until the said timber is rafted and run to mar
Ket and all claims of the undersigned are settled
and deducted therefrom. '
Feb. 22, 1305-pd. JOHN WIDEMIRE.
TVrOTfCL U hereby given, that Xhe finnl account
t of G. L. Heed, trustee of the estate of Sam
uel Keed. luiiutie. has fcoen filed in the Court of
Common Plena of Ciearrfeld county for Confirma
tion at nest Court, and is now open for the in
eiectionand.exauiiuationof all parties intcreste d.
Feb. 23. 1s6j. Prothonotary.
AUCTIONEER. The undersigned having
been Licenced an Auctioneer, would inform
the citizens of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to calling .-sales, in any jjart of tho county,
whenever called upon. Charges moderate
Feb. 22. IStij. Clearfield, Pa.
N. B.-Persons calling sales without a proper
licenso are suhject to a penalty of SCO, which
provision will be enforced against thoce whj may
violate tb sanio.
JICENSE NOTICE The following named
-J persons have filed in tho ofiice of the clerk of
the court of Quarter Sessions of Clearfield county
their Petitions for License at the March Session
A. D. ISOi, agreeably to the Act of A?emb!y of
March 2Sth. ! S.lli onrirlait - An Ai-ttn rs!,.,!.!.,
the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors," etc.
"William Reed. Lumber-city Boro'.
ramuel u. Hepburn, Pennville.
Isaiah W all
tnion tnwnship.
Clearfield Borough.
Beccaria township.
. John Scheeser.
. David Johnston,
John Stone,
D. II. Paulhamus,
David Lopliu,
JJecntur townehip.
It. V. VT'.U'PTl.VIt PloL-
Clearfield, Pa., February 21. 164.
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SHERIFF S SALES. By virtue of sundry
writs of Ist-vuri Facias issued out of the
Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield county
to me directed, there will be exposed to pub
lie sale at the Court House in the borough of
Clearfield, on Mi.ndar-the 2llth day of March,
lS(i5, the following described real estate, to wit:
A certain tract of land situate in Rush towrship.
Centre county, and Morris township. Clearfield
county, bounded and described as follows : Be
jriningat a pine corner of the John Huston abd
Francis Johnston tract, thence by the Stephen
Kingston tract south two hundred and thirty-eight
perches to (2;!S) to stone corner, on the south side
of big Moshaunon creek, and along said Kings
ton tract east one hundred and sixty-eigbt perch
es (IGS)toa line of the said Johnson's tract, and a
long tho division 1 inoof the said Johnson and
Kingston tract west to the pino corner aforesaid ;
Containing two hundred and thirty-five acres.
One othki: thact of the said Francis Johnston,
Begining at the first mentioned pine corner, thence
castalongthedivision lineof the sid Kingston ana
Johnston tract one hundred end sixty-eight perch
es, thence through said Johnston iract Nerth oue
hundred ajid six perches, to the division line of
the John Huston tract aforesaid, and thence south
to place of begining; Containing oue hundred
and five aeres.
Also onr other tract, adjoining the above,
situate in Morris tp.. Clearfield count t, Begining
nt a p inc. thence by lands in the name of Patrick
Moore and Magnus Miller north one and one
half deg. east three hundred and forty five perch
es to a post by a white oak, thence north eighty
eight and 0110-half deg. wett one hundred and
sixty-four perches to a post, thence south one nud
one-halt deg west three hundred and for'y-five
perches to a stone heap, thence south eighty
eight and one-half degrees east one hundred and
sixty-four perches to the place of begining; Con
taining three hundred aud fifiy-three acres more
or jess.
Feil. taL-n into execution, and to be sold as
property of Aaron Large and Martha U. Snyder,
aJtn'x of Thomas O. Snvder. deceased.
Feb. 22, !Su5. - JACOB FAUST, Sheriff
OST. On January 29th, between Clearfield
J and New Washington, by the undersigned, a
old Ring with an agate setting, containing the
liKenesof my wife. I will pay the finder a lib
eral reward by returning it to me or leaving it at
the Journal office. JAMES M BUNN.
ri TREES ! TREES !! The subscriber having
been appointed an agent of the '-Marietta
Nursery'' in Lancaster county, would respectful
ly inform the citizens of Clearfield county, that
ho is prepared at all times to till orders for every
kind of Fruit Trees and Shrubbery, at proprie
tors prices. NORMAN L. ROBINS, Agent.
Clearfield, Pa., Pee. 7, l$51-3in.
rjTERNPlKE ELECTION. The stockhol
A dersof the Phiiipsburg and Susquhanna Turn
pike Road Co. will take notice that an Election
will be held t the office of said company, in Phii
ipsburg.. on Monday thetith day of March next, to
Elect five managers fur the ensuing vear. By order
of the board B. HARTSHORN.
Feb. 1st. ISG5. President
ED LANDS. In Pursuance of an Act of
Asembly passed the 23th day of March, IS15, en
titled an Act to amend an Act directing the mole
of selling unseated lands for taxes, and for other
t he Commissioners t Clearfield county, Pa
will dispose of tho following lands, at the Court
Acres. Per. Warrantee Township.
360 David Kephar, " Decatur.
10U . ' George Mullen, Chest
uj 50 Wm. Bausman, Beccaria.
70 Henry Fauncs, " Boggs
223 " Jacob Mussersmith Buruside.
163 John Cunningham, do.
121 tieorge Ross, do.
20!) Peter Getz, do.
By order of the Board,
S. BRADLEY, Clerk.
REGISTER'S NOTICE. Notice is hereby
given, that the following accounts have been
examined and passed by me, and remain filed of
record in this oihco for the inspection of heira.
legatees.creditors.and all others in any other way
interested, and will be presented to the next Or
phans' Court of Clearfield county, to be held at
the Court House, in the Borough of Clearfield
- . 1 11,1 C , , 1 , - : ' -
commencing ou me ou .uununy 01 .uarcu, 1000.
The partial account of James Mc .Murray and
II. D. Rose. Executors of the last will and testa
ment of Joseph McMurray, late of the borough of
New Washington. Clearfield county.' deceased. t
The final account of Julius A. Terpe. Executor
of Thomas Carson, of Brady township, deceased.
The partial account of Mary Spencer, Adminis
tratrix of James Spencer, deceased.
The final account of John L. Reams and George
W. Rheem, Executors of the last Will and Testa
ment of Abraham Reams late of Lawrence town
ship. Clearfield county, deceased
The- account of James II. Hegarty and James
A. Hegarty. Executor of the last Will and Testa
ment of John Dillon, late of Beccaria township,
Register's 0f5ce, Feb. 15, '65. . Regs ter.
FLOUR A large quantity Extr r.
Flour, in Barrels. Sk s and s.fk, ?y
sale by Feb. 22. 1 S6 3 ) W.F I1?1N ;
Of Administration on the estaT, f ,M
Hegarty late of Beccaria tw'p. Clearfield cou",?
J en u a. dc) d, having been grautej to the un.' "
signed, all persons indebted to said estate ar.
quested to make immediate payment and th
having claims against the same'will present t
duly authenticated for settlement
Jan. 13. ISSj-pd. SAM'L H E'i ARTY. AJuj.r
X. oi Administration on the estate of Ja
Curlcy, lateof Penn township. Clearfield Co p"
deceased, having been granted to the uuj,.r. JV
all persons indebted to said estate are reaue'-ti
to make immediate payment, atd tho-e W
claims against the Same will present them dn'5
authenticated for settlement. '
PecembeL7JL5Ct. AjroinUtrator.
TVOTICE Estate of James Conlv. !ilte ,,f i17
P CIe"fieM. - dee'd. All Pw
ed are hereby notified that person"! snj r I
tate to the amount in value of two bin. iJi M."
i:inetv-rnne dollar. !,. -DU,:Jrc'1
out to the widow, Kuth Conlv. un-1 er t?2 '
known as the S-300. which apprai-en-ent ...
turned to the Orphans' CoOrtof ClcnriiWd co-,
at January Term, A.I)., Isd5.an 1 m J -7'
ed by said Court aosolutely at March it J
ISoa, unless exceptions re filed and fuZ-i
reason shown against said confirmation
February U,lS;o. Clerk of (.. C.
solution of llTTtl
Iho partnership heretofore ex-stin- be(
the suoscribers. in the banking hu.inea. ii
ard, Finney fc Co., is this da v dissolve ! hi m,",'
alcoucenl Tho books papers and asscaHV, iX
in the hands of James T. L.n.ird at t,.. r ' i
the firm, and all claims due t.i and bv hT L
will bo there settled by him. All over-due
must be forthwith settled. JAS.T. I.Hoxu'jj
A. C. J'IEV ' '
Dec. 20th, ISGl W.A.WALMrE
1 he business is to be continued l.y 'r 1
ard. as Leonard & Co.
By virtue of an order of the Orphao'i eurt of
Clearfield county, there will be exposed to piitilia
sale at Hegarty s X Roads, on Wednesday, Marca
1st. ISGi. at I o'clock. P. M . the follow ing dui
cribed Real Estate, situate in Woodwardtowt:
ship, Clearfield county. Penu'a. late the proper
ty of Samuel Hegarty. dce'd, bounded as follows;
On the North by the Osceola Plank Road, on t!i
West by line f Mary Connell survey, on the
South by eldr surveys, and on the East by clear
ed land of Samuel Hegarty "s estate, cmitainiLj
70 acres more or less Tkkms. rsn.
Fcb, 1, lSo'5. SAMUEL HEGARTY. Li.
RELIEF NOTICE. The Board of Ktlief
for the county of Clearfield, will meet at tfca
Commissioners' office in Clearfield, on Wednes
day and Thursday, the 22d and 2"d dajt of
The Board of Relief have directed that the wiia
of the soldier must appear before the board. ar,J
produce her sworn statement, detuning name of
froldier, 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 th
time ot enlistment, and their present residence ;
and that she is without the means of support for
herself and children who are dependent upon b- r.
Two witnesses of credibility from the township
in which she resides, must also be produced. w ho't
certificate (sworn to before the l!o:rd if Belief)
must set forth that the applicant is the ptrsaii .,!,
represents herself to be. that the statement of ttta
number and age of her family is true, that she is
in destitute circumstances and her family in ac
tual want, and that all the facts set forth iu her
application are correct and true
Forms containing these requisition vin ob
tained at the Office of the Board of Relief. rha.
application is made and the witnesses appear.
N. B. Illness of the aplicant, properly pr"3
will exense personal attendance
Jan. 4, 1806. W.M S BKAW.EY. clerk.
Imperial Oil Company,
Office 130 South Fifth Street,
Capital $1,01)0 000 200.00U Starts, at i eoa.
jlwevveJ Capital 32.30,000.
President, ALEXANDER K. M CU'113.
A.K. M'Clure, D. J. Jackinan, Elisha W. Pari
TLos. A. Scott. .1. CBoniberger. Peter A. Small
John M. Pomtro.
8 Ef rf.TART.
James M. Sellers.
E!iha W. Ban'.
.This company has 12!) acres of land, iu'fce. on
the Allegheny River, immediately opposite 0:1
City, and adjoining Laytonia, with 110 rods fruut
on the river, and 75 rods front on Lay's Run.
Hon. C. P. Ramsdelt, editor of the Oil City Mon
itor, and agent for this land, assures the company
that it will sell in lots for $100,000. reserving the
oil right which is worth $100,000 additional. Im
pasv most nit sale or these lots : and the com
pany have two good engines with completo fix
tures to operate immediately for oil. The territo
ry in this immediate locality has never failed
produce profitably.
, Also, one hundred acres, in fee simple, in tho
celebrated Cherry Run District, immediately ad
joining the Cherry Run Petroleum company. whose
stock is now worth over $."50 per share. . The com
pany now have offers, which will bo accepted, for
sinking wellson lease, without anycost to the, cor
poration and one-half the proceeds to go to the
company. The Curtiu and St. Nicholas compa
nies are in this immediate locality, and their
stock is now commanding a large premium. 1
addition, the company has 40 acres, in fee simple,
on Cherry Tree Run, which empties into Oil
creek, and in the best producing section of tha
Oil Territory, and 110 acres, in fee simple, on
Walnut Bend, five miles above the mouth of Oil
creek, and notj over two miles from the celebrat
Reed well, now producing over 200 barrels per
Also, the lease of three tracts of land, two on
Oil creek,each produeingover ten barrels per day.
and one on Allegheny river, producing ten bar
rels per day of heavy oil, worth $21 per barrel.
The company now receives three fourths of the
proceeds of the last named well, and one-half of
the ether two Each of these tracts will be de
veloped by the company by sinking additional
wells, and the engines and fixture! are now on
hand to do it.
The officer of. this company mean to prosecnw
tha development of these lands most energetical
ly, and they have entire confidence that they wJ
yield very large dividends on the capital stock. .
Subscriptions must be made promptly, at
more than one-half of the atock is already enga;-
d Subscriptions will b rcwed st -
of the company.