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BY S. J ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 186-5.
VOL. 12.-N0. 10.
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TRm BROTHERS, Dlon in Sqwro 8wd
, Ae., Baraside Pa, Sept. 23, 1SB3.
RIDERICK LEITZINER. Manofturer of
.. - j. . c...sra. Clearfield. Pa. Or-
LlaS-E Jan. 1,1863
BASS A BABBITT, Attomevsat Iw, . CTear
t leld. P. May IS, 1863.
R"0BERTJ-WALLACE, Attorney at Law Clear
id Pa Offioo In Shaw's new row, Market
.tree apposite Sng' Jw.lry store May U.
. WACGLE.Wateh and Clock Maker, and
e.aler in Watches, Jewelry. A Room in
aTgmQirket street Kt. 10.
ifTsWOOPE, Attorney at Law, Clear
fl.ldV 0C inGreW. Row, fo.rdoo
erert ef Graham A Bovnton'a storo. Nov.ltv
tTARTSWlCK A HUSTON. Dealera in Drags,
I 1 Htdiclott. Paints, Oils, Stationary, Perfume
ry f aey OoodM, olions, etc., etc.. Market street,
Cliareld, Pa. Jn. . 19g-
J p. KRATZER, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth.
. lag. Hardware, Queensware, Groceries, Pro
viso oi e. Front Street, above the Academy,
CUstseld, Pa. April 27.
Pa., Dealer in Foreign and Domestic Mer
chandise, Hardware, Qneens ware, Groceries, and
family articles generally. ; Mot. 10.
T0HH GUXLICH. Manufacturer of all kinds oi
J Cabinet-ware, Market street, Clearfield, Pa.
He also makes to order Coffins, on short notice, and
attends funerals with a hearae. AprlQ,'59.
txk if w ruins Piinicnt Pirnaii. and
fTaminin? Hnrireon for Pensions.
0ee. South-west eorner of Second and Cherry
Stmt, Clearfield, ri. January ii, iw
THOMAS J. M'CULLODGH, Attorney at Law,
Clearfield, Pa. Office, east of the "Clearfield
ee. Bank. Deeds and other legal instruments pre
pared with promptness ana accuracy. - ui j o
-v- utviiit AnmKt I.. Clearfield
. Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjoining
eeanties. UBe in new ones: oaiiaing ui.uju
I , 3d street, en door south of Lanich's Hotel.
T) ICHARD M0SS0P, Dealer in Foreign and Do-
XV; meatie Dry uools, uroceries, siour, bkko,
Lienors. Ae. Room, on Market street, a few doors
wert ot Jmnrwoi UJtee. uiearneia, r . Apr
THOMAS W. MOORE, Land Surreyor and Con
Dflia sit Itia iaidnca. 4 mile eA8
i a BUBllii woivmvv wuwawwvT -
Seeds and other instruments of writing neatly
. T tr.L 1 w 1 w
d..h-:ii. tnaailiM mAArm (Irtmnitn Hills.
WM. ALBERT A BRO S, Dealers in Dry Goods,
troeeries. Hardware, Queensware, Flour,
laeon, ate., Woodland, Clearfield county, Penn a.
A!ie. extensire dealers in all Kinds oi sawea turn
ker, shingles, and square timber. Orders solici
Ud. Woodland, Aug. 19th, iS63.
TkR-J.P. Bt'RCnFIELD, late Surgeon of
MJ the 83rd Kegt Penn'a Vols, haTing return
ed from the army, offers his professional services
te theeititensof Clearfield and vicinity. Prof
fsMienal calls nromntlT attended to. Office on
nth-East corner of 3d and Market streets.
Oct. . 1865 6m-pd. .
AUCTIONEER. Tho undersigned having
w. a I-?-
am. ocen Jjicensea an Aucuoneer, wuuiu imurm
Ibteitiseni of Clearfield county that he will at
tend to calling aales. in any part of the county,
w ..ui ri - J
Address, JOHN M'QUILKIN,
May 13 Bower Po., Clearfield eo.t Pa.
A rCTIOSEER. The undersigned baring
X. been Licenced an Auctioneer, would inform
the eititens of Clearfield county that he will at-
wad te calling sales, in any part or tne county
whtnerer called upon. Charges moderate.
Address. NATHANIEL RISHEL,
Feb. 32. 1865. Clearfield, Pa.
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waiont, w.a. wAttACa, a. k. w right,
SUC14BJ) A W, JAI.T. LB0MAB3, JA8. B. fl&AHAlT,
. L. RCBD.
Banting and Collection Office
FOSTER, PERKS WRIGHT CO.,
Philips ansa. Ccstrb Co., Pa.
Bills of Ezebange, Notes and Drafts discounted.
t petiti ree fired. Collections made and pro
eeeds promptly remitted. Exchange on the Cities
constantly on hand. The abore Banking House
is now open and ready for business.
Philiptborg, Centre Co., Pa., Sept. fi, 1865.
HAl'PT ft CO., at Milesburg, Pa., continue
to furnish eastings of erery description at
short notice. They hare the best assortment of
patterns in the country for steam and water-mills
of erery description. All kinds of machine and
plew easting furnished. . NewWorld and Hatha
way eook-stores always on hand. . They make 4
norse sweep and 2-horse tread-power threshing
machines price at shop, $154 with shaker and
M feet of strap. Warranted to gire satisfaction
ja threshing, and kept good to thresh on crop,
free of charge. June 23. 185-y.
Isaac Hacpt. at Bellefonte, continues to Uke
iks for insurance in anr good stock company in
the State. Also in New York; the Royal and Et
na at Hartford ; and the Liverpool and London,
FIRST NATIONAL BANK or Cubwbxs
Job Pattok, Pres't. Capital paid in $ 75,000
8AM'LARaoL,Cash. - Authorised cap $200,000
Irrin, John Patton, Samuel Arnold.
I. K. Arnold, Dauii-1 Faurt, B. A. Irrin,
. F. Irrin, G. H. Lytla, H. P. Thompson
This bank buys and sells al! kinds of Gorern
nient securities. 7-30 notes always on hand and
Tor sale. Receives money on deposit, and if left
a ipeeifie time allows interest. Buys and sells
arafts and exchange- JJotes and. bills discounted
, 'te of interest, and does a general bank
We hare recently erected rery. substantial
oaakJog house, wlta a good vault, burglar safe,
., and will be glad to receive any valuables our
jnends and customers may have, that they desire
to leare for safe keeping. 4
e would respectfully solicit the business of
erchnu. Lumbermen, and Others. id will er
oeavor to make it their interest to do their bank
ghusaesswithus. SAMUEL ARNOLD, ,
grwepTiHo, Pa. Oct. 25, 1865. Cashier.'
T EATI1ER an asaoitment for sal by -j
. MB&&SLL A BIGLER
THE DEATH OF SUMMES.
The airs of mild retreating hours
In soft embracings float around,
While pensirely maturing flowers
Lean toward the silent somber ground ;
From nature's mist-enveloped lyre.
Symphonic sweetness trembles low;
A faded hue its vestures wear ;
Funeral murmurs come and go.
To-day. the last of Summer days,
Old Time recalls the seasons breath ;
But so to sympathise displays
Banners rf promise for" its death ;
To-morrow's sun will gild a bier,
Where lies in pageant state. a queen,
So late the monarch of the year
Her foot prints guido her ourial-train.
Let grains of gold be scattered o'er
The parted Summer's flower-lined tomb.
And fruits delicious, which she bore
From bluesoms legAcied of June ;
And spread no dark portentous pall
Around her vanquished loveliness.
But leaves she nourished, in their fall.
Weave crimson folds her bier to dress .
October's plaintive breeies sing
A triumph dirge, O queen, for you.
When birds have flown on startled wing, '
Where Summer lives as though anew:
Ton sinking sun. cloud marshaling,
Let fall those many-colored gems
For kindred muses thence to string
The uonyareil of diadems !
The Oil Territory in Canada "West.
From the Detroit Com. Advertiser.
There are few of our readers who are not
acquainted with the fact that a very exten
sive region of the country in Canada West,
comprising a portion of the counties of Lamb
ton and Middlesex, the township of Ennis
killen, in Lamb ton oounty.being apparently
the centre of the territory where the pre
cious fluid is found. The existence of rock
oil in this region has been known to the In
dians of Canada from time immemorial,and
was highly prized on account of its medici
nal virtues. Two very extensive beds of
Bituminous resin (gum beds they are com
monly called by the Canadians) attracted
the attention i of the white seders as early
as 1859, and some successful attempts were
made to covert the substance into illumina
ting oilbydiatillation. The company which
first entered upon this work had occasion,
in the fall of 1858, to sink a well for the
purpose of procuring water to cool their re
torts, when, after digging about fourteen
feet, they encountered petroleum in large
quantities, which flowed to the surface, en
abling them to secure from twenty to thirty
barrels per day for six months. This led to
various excavations, all attended with simi
lar results. In a few months there were
some thirty flowing wells in that vicinity,
yielding thousands of barrels dailv. But
the value of rock oil was not then fully un
derstood by the world. It had just been
brought into use as an illuminator. There
was no steady market, and it commanded a
very small price, and was hardly worth
storing. Its use however, soon came to be
appreciated, and it has for the last three
years formed an important element in the
commerce or the country, and the workings
of the oil wells at Oil Springs has become a
prominent and highly profitable business.
lhe Oil wells ot Uilfcpnngs are classified
under three heads, to wit ; Surface, Flowing
and Pumping wells. The surface wells are
such as derive their supplies of oil from the
upper strata of the rock. There are several
or these, yielding a very excellent article and
in great abundance. The flowing wells are
not so numerous, and cease flowing after a
few months. But the most reliable source
of oil is through the pumping wells, which if
supplied with powerful machinery and prop
erly managed, in large paying quantities.
The rock from which the oil is obtained is
drilled from two to eight hundred feet,
through various strata of limestone, shales
and soap stone. There are now in opera
tion at Oil Springs and in the immediate vi
cinity, about one hundred pumping wells.
averaging three to thirty barrels per diem,
a few yielding fifty or sixty. The price of
crude oil delivered at the wells is five dollars
per barrel in gold, and a ready market is
found for a!l that can be. produced. It is
forwarded east on the Great Western, and
also to Sarnia, by plank road, giving em
plovment to nearly two hundred teams.
1 he early' attempt to work these wells
proved unsuccessful for two rea-sons : First,
from the want of skill and experience in the
business, and the absence of powerful engines
and pumps; and second,from the low price
of the oil in the early, stage of its introduc
tion to the world it was found to be unprof
itable. The facility with which oil is ob
tained in this section induced many individ
uals to enter into the business, without ade
quate means to work the wells to advantage.
.Most ot thera long since were compeuea
to abandon their wells, which are rapiaiy
nassin? into new hands, l ne iormauon oi
several companies, with heavy capital, bas
given new impetus to the busmess, which is
now assuming proportions. The vigor with
which these companies have prosecuted their
work, and the success which has attended
their efforts, augur favorably for the devel
opment of the oil interests in Canada. There
are several extensive refineries at the Springs
and we have seen specimens of as beautiful
refined oil there, as can be producea any
where in the world. It gives a brilliant light,
... W- 1 1 . 1
is as clear as water itscir, ana wnai, w m uu
ttle consequence to consumers,is complete
ly de-odorized. For a while in Canada oil
suffered by comparison with other mer
chantable oils, but it is now bejinning to
take rank with the very best that is offered
in the market. , " "
The prospect that is now presented, ot a
steady and remunerative market, and the
very great abundance which is found is this
territory, of course creates much excitement.
A large number of adventurers are in tnax
locality, with the view ot purchasing, and
property .is exchanging hands very rapidly,
mostly in small parcels, and purchasers de
ngning to sink wells and embark permanent
ly in the business. There is one peculiarity
in respect to this territory which arrests
the attention of practical men, who are wel
posted in oil business, to wit : ISo well has
yet been snnk where oil has not been found
. i . i ,. .
wun me proper appliances, in paying
quantities. The value of some of the best
wells is estimated at almost fabulous prices
dui engioie lots ot one acre or more, ana.
which may prove quite as prolific, can be
purchased for a thousand or twelve hundred
dollars more or less. It is worthy of no
tice that the oil interest of Canada is chiefly
r . I i J a , r .. i
iu me nanus oi Americans, neavy capital
ists or in ew x ort and Connecticut have in
vested largely in the enterprise, and hand
some investments have also been made by
the citizens ot Michigan, Illinois and Wis
consin. The oil territory in Canada is found
to be much more extensive than was at first
supposed, embracing an area of more than
one hundred square miles.
Put a Good Face upon It.
If you wish to succeed in life, if vou wish
to find friends, if you wish your relatives or
associates to enjoy your company, wear.
cheerful face ; everybody dislikes and shuns
a sad one, if it is habitually sad. Everybody
but God grows weary of being reminded of
sorrow, and the heart that is always full o
bitter waters will be iett alone. .Pretend to
be happy ii you can do no more. Coax sun
beams to your eyes, smiles to your lips.
T 1 r n
opeat nopciui, yea words as otten as you
can : make fun, if you never feel it Get
the name of being cheerful, and it will be as
incense to you. Wherever the glad face
goes it is welcome : whatever the laughing
lips ask is apt to be granted, if you are
starving tor want ot either tood lor body or
spirit, it is better to laugh than to cry as
you tell the tale. There was one once who.
with a face like a tombstone, told and told
her wants, and met with repulse after re
pulse from those whose faces fell at sight of
her; but at last, laughing in strange mirth
at her own misery, she told it once again
Tears started into the eyes of her hearers,
and instant relief was given. Men are ira
patient of tears, and women are weary of
them. Don t give way to them, no matter
what the case may be: get back the smiles
as quickly as you can. Let them be but
hollow smiles, if that s the best you can
do. Keen at that. Bv and hv von wiH do
better. Laugh to keep from crying, jfever
give np to gloom : it is a wrong to those a
bout you. Sad faces add to the weight of
trouble that life lays upon ever' heart. Wo
to us if we cannot look about us and see
bravely cheerful faces to encourage our
hearts ! Let us be careful that each one of
us has one of these faces. A man who car
nes a giaa face aoes an amount ot gooa in
the world impossible to compute, even if he
be too poor to give one cent in chanty, and
a man whose face is generally sad does,
every aay ot his lite, more harm than can
be reckoned. This is a hard world, full of
all manner of troubles ; but every one of
them can, for much of the time, be wrest
led out of sight ; and every living man and
woman, as soon as the first distress is a lit
tle past, at the very least, assume cheerful
ness. This is decent. More than this, 'tis
duty. Nobody has any right to go about
perpetual dam pner ot enjoyment. And no
one has just reason for habitual sadness till
he has lost his soul.
Tor Little Girls.
A lazy girl was Lizzie Idler. She would
lie in bed every morning, after being called
several times, until her mother would go to
her room and almost rorce her out ot bed
Breakfast was always ready before she could
be got down stairs to the breakfast room
and when she did make her appearance, her
hair was not combed, nor her clothes put on
tidy. And we fear she often forgot, in her
hurry not to miss her breakfast, to say her
Eraj'ers. She was always hurried ; soon as
reakfast and worship were over, she had to
hurry to get ready tor school, where she
very often arrived after it had been opened.
Her lessons were not prepared : for the
hours she should have devoted to study were
spent in idling about, or wasted in the pleas
ant morning hours by lysng in bed.
But Jennie Sprightly, thoueh a very lit
tle girl, was up" with the lark, and after
thanking God for his watchful care over her
during the night, and asking his guidance
during the day, and washing her face and
combing her hair, was out in the fresh air
of heaven, bringing the roses to her cheeks,
as bright as those she gathered in the gar
den, and health in every pulsation. She
saw the glorious sun rise beyond the distant
hill tops, and heard the sweet songs ot the
robin and blackbird as they chanted their
mornintr lav. Out in the garden she gath
ered a boquet ot flowers to carry to her kind
mother, who made so many nice things lor
her little girL : She thus showed that she
had a heart to appreciate all her mother's
kindness to her. She never sat down to a
k hurried breakfast, and was never late at the
schoolroom, tier lessons were always well
prepared,and she had plenty of time to play.
This was because she uever idled away the
best hours of the morning in bed, or of the
day in foolish acts and conversation. We
love these Jennie Sprightlies; for they are al
ways cheerful and happy, and no frowns or
looks of discontent mar their pleasant faces.
They are ever obedient to their parents, and
hasten to do as they are bidden without a
murmur, cheerily. They bring sunshine
wherever they come, and are welcomed by
alL Is this the case with you,dear readers?
Are you a little Jennie Sprightly ?
"What is the chief use of bread?" asked
an examiner at a recent school exhibition.
"The chief use of bread," answered the ur
chin, apparently astonished at the simplici
ty of the inquiry, "is to spread butter and
jam on it."
Georgia will send a full delegation of TJ
nion men to the next Congress.
Mr. Na3byhasa Most Horrible Vision.
Saints' Rest, (whicii is in the State uv 1
Noo Gersev.i tlctolr lfi: ISfiS I
Last nite weary and disgusted with readin
eiecushun returns, 1 picked np a volum uv
Cammell's Poems, and red that splendid
peese tne u he Last JUan. ' ' Cammell is
. I . 1 1-ra
mer aiat no aouut uv xt. XaX my
a. .! 1 saw
too partial mends, aint too partial, 1 can
whop him on the sublime, but, on the pa
tneiics, i acKnomage him ez my soopenor.
Be that ez it may, the poem made a impre
sion on my rxind, which is proof that ther
is suthtn into it, and my mind wuz a dwel
an onto it ez I sunk into slumber.
Ez yoosual I hed a dream, and sich a
dream may I never hev agin.
Me thaut the epidemick, which is now de-
vast atm Hiurope, hed struck JNoo xork. For
a time, it struck down all classes. The
Erowd Cauca&hen, the hidjus nigger.the no
le red man uv the forrest, and the almon
eyed Chinese, all, all, fell afore the ruthless
destroyer. But, at last, it abated, ecept so
far ez the nigger wuz concerned. The white
man wuz spared, so wuz the Ingin, and the
Chinese, but, among the Afrikins, it raged
1 LI. 1 I -V t t ,
wun reaouDieu iury. j, it wuz crusnin ;
The planter looked abroad, andlo! thestal
wart field hand, which wuz worth $1,500,
wuz a cold corpse, and the ieeid wuz un
plowd. Agin he looked, and alas! the
brawny wench, which alluz bore him a pic
aniry which wuz worth UO ez soon ez
weaned, wunst per year, and by a little extra
whippm did a lull year s work, wuz pros
trate in the cold embrace nv death. Agin
he looked, and wo to him ! the oetroon, for
wich he paid $2 500, find whose girl babies
he cood sell in rioo Orleans ez soon ez they
wuz 16 for $3,000, on akkountuv their hav
in his blood in their vains,wuz torn from his
lovm grasp by the stronger hand uv disease
and wuznt wuth a copper for any purpus.
nil -nv i rtti
ine .uimocrisy DeKum alarmed. J.he in
defatigable leaders whispered : "The nigger
is fadin away! sposin he bckunis extinct!
Whereupon a consultation uv the head men
wuz held. In view uv the crisis, a pair wun
male and wun female, wuz selected and ex
amined by a committee uv expert examiners
: : n,..
iu nit? ju&uiciiw uviu rallies. a. ucj n u& Liiir-
nounced perfect specimens entirely sound
and free from disease. These two wuz lock
ed up in a room in a healthy locashen, and
twenty-four uv the most eminent physicians
uv the country wuz detailed one to 6tay
with them one hour of each day, that, in
case the disease struck cm, the remedies
might be towunst applied, that, from these
two, the race might be propogated, and the
cappytle uv the party be preserved.
But all to no purpose. The last nigger in
the loonited otaits perished, and hnaily
these two were struck, and notwithstandin
the precautions adopted, they too died !
1 here wuz a season JN acher sym nathiscd
with the partv in its atSickshun. The hev-
ens wuz clothed with leaden colored clouds.
atbort which, ever and anon, flashed gleams
uv loond lite. Low-voiced thunders mutter
ed ominously, and birds and bea.t3run howl
in o'er the feelds. Dray hor.ses fellded on the
stonys treets, and wild beasts rushed fran
tickly fruui ther coverts, and snapped foori-
ously, madly at whatever came in their way.
lhe last uv the Atrikms were Iaym pros
trate in the hall. Fernandywoodentered,and,
ez he seed em, he bustid into tears. rare
wen, gushed he, a long lareweu, last uv
a cussid race l I ou wuz our tower uv
strength ; you wuz our corner stun ; on you
we bilded ! Hatred uv you give me the 1
rish vote uv Noo York. O ! how cheerin
it wuz to se them lambsabust yer heds and
innocently haug yoo up to lamp posts ! But
vou in pond vou m cone ana hentz4th
l:i i iT.L iy ii : ii i
me si mans w me. rareweii, vain worm i
for what is life without a nigger!" and
sezin a jack knife he saw stickin out uv the
nigger's pocket.he struck it in his stummick,
ana, iainn across tne aeceest Aintins, ex
iranklin Peerse approacht. Alas! and
thou art cone ? Too troo, thou art 1 In
life thou wurt lovely ! Twas thou alone,
that made me President ; thy woolly hed
wuz mv stenpin-stun to place and power I
Ihou wast my right bower my left and ace I
Et I wuz a Dimekratic bampson, thou wuz
the hair wich the Deliler, Death, hez sheer
ed orf. Fernandv I kum ! I kuin I and 6eez
in the jack-knife from his hand, he plunged
it into his bowels, lallm across rernandy.
lrll J sA "T tnn
must say farewell," sed he, kissin their cold
leatures, tor thou wast my anker, inou,
twast. who made meUongressman thou exil
ed me. and hate uv thee eave me $30,000 in
ten cent nieces when I wuz in Canady. Do
I wunt to go to Congress again ? No ! no !
1 shood be dumb, ler the main-spring uv
mv elokence lies here !" and.takin the jack-
knife, he immersed it in his bowels, and fell
Old Jeenis Boocannon, and v orhees, and
Brite, and Florence, and, in fact, all the
leaders uvthe party North, numberin suthin
over 200, kum np, and each inakin.a short
orashun, stuck theirselves with : the jack
knife, fallin across each other, as cord-wood
is piled. Finally I felt it a dooty I owed to
the party to foller suit. Seezin the jack-
nue, I made my orashen iwhich wuz tech-
en ! 1 and was about to sever my intestines,
when I seed a quart bottle stickin out uv
the nigger's pockit. Drawin it 4th, I pull
ed the cork : Glory ! it wuz whiskey! Two
sucks and it wuz gone the room spunVound
and I fell senseless on the top uv the pile uv
Jest then Horns Greefy cum in. Be
hold Democrisy," sed he, "ez it wuz in the
beginnin, so it iz in the endin. Nigger at
the bottom, whiskey at the top, and a stink
in the middle," and, holdin bis nose, he
shambled out uv the room.
I awoke in a cold sweat, happy to una
that it wuz only a dreem : that the nigger
still lived in hia cusitood.and that we still hed
suthin to go on. PetholeTM V. Nasbt,
Late Paster uv the Church uv the oo Dia-
The Episcopal Convention.
The Episcopal Convention held in Phila
delphia has just closed its labors. The ques
tion of thanksgiving for the restoration of
national authority created considei able de
bate in that body. The New York Inde
pendent fy& that the House of Bishops had
at one time determined unanimously to give
such thanks. Just at that moment Bishop
At kinson of North Carolina, and Lay of
Arkansas, entered and took their seats.
Immediately all was changed. With them
must have entered the phantom of Bishop
Elliott, whose famous "Silence, if you please,
but not a word oi censure," was henceforth
the order of the day. Bishop Whittingham
whose proved loyalty is beyond dispute,
attested as it is by the paper left by Gov
ernor Hicks, in which it is stated that the
Bishop did more than any one else to help
him in keeping Maryland in the Union, and
who is honored by the hostility of his clergy,
almost unanimous in their sympathy with
rebellion took up the part of pacificator.
He was aided by Bishop Potter, and the
work was accomplished. It was conceived
to be an injustice to force men to rejoice
over what they had contended against for
four years, and would place them under the
suspicion of being hypocrites if they attend
ed, while their absence would show that the
church was not reunited. So the compro
mise if that can be called compromise
where everything was yielded to an insig
nificant minority of two was made, and
the church committed to a half-hearted
policy. It were a nice question to inquire
what must be the feelings of men who dur
ing the last four years had asked God to
grant the very thing they are now ashamed
to thank him for. No consideration for the
feelings of Southern brethern prevented
them from imploring the Divine aid in their
hour of agony ; but, when that was afforded,
they dare not offer up praise for it. It is
the oil, story : "Were there not ten cleans
ed, but where are the nine !"
The steadfastly loyal Bishops, however,
were not willing that all the members of that
House should appear to have concurred in
its refusal to return thanks for the restora
tion of the national authority and the de
struction ot slavery. Seven of them joined
in the presentation of a paper which has
been published in the Episcopal Recorder,
and which explains their position as fol
The undersigned have desired one of their
number to read, in his place in the House
ot Bishops, the following paper. It is not.
a remonstrance against action, which is al
ready past. It is not a protest, for which
they are aware that the wholesome rules
the House allow no place upon its iournals.
It is simply a statement, which, after it has
been road, can be by themselves preserved
made public and transmitted to the know!
edge of those who shall come after.
In the decisions of the House of Bishops
with reference to the day of Thanksgiving
for the restoration of peaee, and to other
important subjects, the groind has been
taken, that, for the sake of more complete
conciliation, no sentiment should be express
ea iy tins iiouse, or tnis convention, on
subjects of such importance and so dear to
all of us as the reestablishment of the Na
tional Union and the emancipation of the
The House of Bishops unquestionably
loved their country and its unity, and they
could not approve the system of human
bondage: but they will seem to have adopt
ed as the position to be henceforth occupied
i . i , . ....
py mis ennren, one wnicn is consistent wun
indifference to the safety and unity of the
nation, and to the freedom of the oppressed.
This is a position which, as the under
signed believe, should not be maintained by
any branch of the Christam Church in the
United states, whether m the present or
any future generation. To signifythat it
was not accepted by all, only because an
extreme desire for conciliation and unanimi
ty prevailed for the hour, the undersigned
have prepared this document, with perfect
and cordial respect for their brethern, but
under the consciousness of a great duty to
the inseparable interests of their beloved
Church and country.
Charles . dicIlvaine.
Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio.'
Bishop of the Diocese of Delaware.
1 MANTO.N' Eastbcr.v,
Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts.
Bishop of the Diocese of Maine.
Hexrt w. .Lee,
Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa.
G. T, Bedell,
Assistant Bishop of Ohio.
Thomas II. Vail,
Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas.
Philadelphia, Oct 24, 1865.
A certain minister, going to visit one of
his parishoners. asked how ' he had rested,
during the night "O, wondrous ill, sir, .
Iied he, tor mine eyes have not come to-
eether these three niffhts." "VV hat is the
reason of that said the other. ' "Alas !' said
he,- "because my nose is betwixt them.
Phebe Doty.of Wayne, Maine.is 103 years
old, having been born Uctober 6th, 1,62.
She is able to read without her Vspecs,"
and ha3 been for the last year, "goes a vis
iting to the neighbors on foot, knits stoek-
t i n . i . i. . i
mgs, taifcs uuenciy on most, suojects, ana
reads more or less every day. :
We see it recorded that a soaD pedler was
recently caught at sea during a violent storm
when he saved his life by taking a cake of
his soap and washing himself ashore. Ibis
soap, or the story must nave oeen maae
from very strong Liz ! '
When upright men die, they are suppos
ed to go right up. Per contra,' downright
rstecaia are supposed to go rtgni amen. -
Letter From Nebraska,
Forest Crrr. N. T., Oct 24, 1S65.
Dear Sir: According topromise, I now
proceed to give you as true a description of
this country, as my limited knowledge will
Omaha, the Capital of Nebraska, is loca
ted on the West bank of the upper Missouri
river, and on the edge of a very extensive
prairie. It is rather a pleasant place, and
improving rapidly. The soil in this section
is of the very best quality, and needs only to'
be broken np to be ready to yield the rich
est harvests of corn and wheat, (the staples.)
Sorguui also grows luxuriantly, ana . the
raising of which is very profitable. For
stock rasing, this country stands pre-eminent
among all the States and surrounding
territories. Fruit also grows to great per
fection, and if farmers are without it, thay
must blame themselves alone for a lack of
this desirable portion of the "staff of life,"
for surely nature will do its part
This prairie is some six hundred miles in
length and about one hundred and fifty wide.
Timber is plenty along the streams, and . a
fine bed ot coal underlies the whole ; but the
coal lies at a depth of from eighty to one
hundred and forty feet below the surface.
It is, however, of good quality. The entire
country is nearly level, just sufficient fall
for thorough draining, should draining be
necessary; but the greater portion of land
is dry enough without drainage. Frosts
hardly every occur in this territory earlier
than the 1 5th or 20t h of October.
Taken, "all in all," I think tht the far
mer who would remain in Clearfield county,
and resign himself to the fate of having sore
shins and bruised heels, only for the sake
of having plenty of stumps and stones for
his pains, when he could beter his condi
tion so much by coming here, deserve to
eke out his life under the weight of debts
and poverty, that are usually his lot As,
to sickness, there is not near so much here,
as in the more healthy parts of Pennsylva
nia. Game, such as Antelope, Squirrel, and
Prairie Chicken, is plenty. In a short
tramp over the prairie, several days since,
I succeeded in bagging a fine lot of the two
I will now close this epistle, with the
promise of another as soon as I can find
time to do so, and gain information of suf
ficient interest to warrant my writing.
Yours, A IILGRIM
That there is no unity of feeling between
the North and the South has for some time
been apparent to all who are not wilfully
blind. In political affairs this fact is clear
ly deducible from the spirit prevading all
the political bodies yet assembled in the
South ; but in the religious assemblies, where
the restraint felt by politicians just now
does not intrude, it is too plain to be mista
ken. 1 n every religious assemblage of the Pres
byterians, Methodists and Baptists held in
the South, since the close oft he war, a deter
mination has been shown to maintain intact
the southern organizations of those denomi
nations ; and even in such bodies as the
Old School Synods of Kentucky and Mis
souri, which -et remain in union with the
Church North, there is arampant spirit of
defiance and resistance to the anti-slavery
action of the General Assembly. There is
much more probability that these Synods
will go over to the ultra southern church,
than that the General Assembly will be able
to cure them of their disloyalty.
In these southern religious bodies the peo
ple of that section act without restraint, and
consequently manifest the real spirit that
animates them. We are able, therefore,
to see themfree fromthe concealment and ar
tifice shownlby politicians ; and they stand re
vealed in all the bitterness, malice and hos
tility to the North which actuated them be
fore and during the war. I here is no
change in their temper.' The war has not
transformed them ; and their persistence in
keeping up their sectional religious organi
zations shows that we have nothing to ex-
Eect from them . for some time to come,
ut a continuance of the war by its transfer
from the battle-field to the pulpit and the
all the denominations referred to have made
progress in extending their borders south
ward ; but they have to organize anew, in
every instance, and have not succeeded any
where, in winning more than a small por
tion of their former friends back. The
southern religious organizations are all, as
organizations, against tnem.
I'riA onlv exceDtion to this is the TCninw-
pil Church. It has won black the Episco
pal organization in three or four States : but.
it did so, not by changing the spirit of these
southern organizations, but by debasing its
own t their level ; and in : doing thin, in
stead of promoting unity and harmony, . the
House ot Bishops was unable to asTeeunon
a pastoral letter to the flock. , Two were .
framed, and both will be published, a part
of the bishops signing one and a part - the
other. Thus the church speaks with di J
vided voice. In abasing itself to obtain s
nominal unity it has sacrificed what real
unity it had.
These facts may be regretted, but ther
are still facts : and they teach us the folly
of all this hurry to bring things back into
their old channels. However desirable the
unity fought for may be. both politically and "
religiously, it cannot be attained to-day, nor
to-morrow, nor perhaps for a generation to '
come. The hatreds and jealousies begotten i
of a thirty years struggle, which culminated,
in a four years' war, cannot be suddenly ob
literated. The Constitution is and must be
a work of time ; and it were better to wait
for it, if need be, until this generation pass- ;
es away, than be completed to reap a har- ,
vest ot mortifications by trying to force a
union without unity of mint. PitttbrmrgK