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despatch received. Gen. Baird has declared
martial Jaw in this city. The Grand Jury
baa indicted the members of the convention
who met yesterday as an unlawful assembly.
Process far their arrest in the hands of the
sheriff suspended by Gen. Baird until he re
ceives direct instructions from W a-shington.
I showed him your despatch to me.
Andrew J. Herron, Attorney Gen.
In the folio win dispatch, the portion
italicisetl is the part suppressed when first
Office U. S. Military Tel., Heapq's
War Pep t. Aew Orleans, Aug. , 1806.
U. S. Grant: It exeral : 1 on are doubt
less aware of the serious riot which occurred
in this city on t he 3 nh. A political, body sty
ling itself the Convention of 1S64, met on
the 30th, for, as it is alleged, the purpose
of remodelling the present constitution of
the State. The leaders were political ag
itators and revolutionary men, and the ac
tion of the convention was liable to produce
breaches of the public peace. I had made
up my mind to arrest the head men if the
proceedings of the convention were calcula
ted to disturb the tranquility of the depart
ment, but I had no cause for action until
they committed the overt act In the mean
time, official duty called me to Texas, and
the Mayor of the city, during my absence,
suppressed the convention by the use of the
police force, and in so doing attached the
convention and a party of two hundred ne
groes with firearms, clubs and knives, in a
manner so unnecessary and atrocious as
to compel me to say that it van murder.
About forty whites and blacks were thus kill
ed,andaboutonehundredand sixty wounded.
Every thing is now quiet, but I deem it best
to maintain a military supremacy for a few
days, until the affair is fully investigated.
I believe the sentiment of the general com
munity is great regret at this unnecessary
cruelty, and that the police could have
made any arrest they saw fit without sacrifi
cing lives. P. II. Sheridax,
Maj. Geu. Commanding.
Office U. S. Military Tel., II'd. Q'rs.
War Dep't. New Orleans, La., August
1, 1866: U. S. Grant : General, you
need feel no uneasiness about the condition
of affairs here. I think. I can arrange mat
ters without difficulty. P. II. Sheridan.
Major General Commanding.
War Dep't,' Washington City, Aug.
1. 1S66: MafoJ. General Baird. N. O-
Please report immediately the condition of
inings in iew Urleans in cipher. v
E. M. Stanton, Sec. of War.
Office U. S. Military Tel., IIeadqs
War Dep'l, New Orleans, La., August 2,
1866: Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary
of War : All is auiet upon the surface,but
there are still slight disturbances in some
localities. The police are still afraid to go
upon their beats singly, and some radical
citizens are afraid to sleep in their houses.
The proclamation of martial iaw was neces
sary because the police are regarded by a
large portion of the community as the ri
oters, and were feared. I am confident it
saved many lives and great excess. Its ad
ministration extends only to holding the city
authorities and the police under the super
vision of the Military Governor. It should
be kept up until military investigation can
determine whether any of the city officers
aregiilty. I would then advise its with
drawal. The Governor felt compelled to
ask for a military guard for his protection.
A. Daird, Brevet Major General.
Executive Mansion, Washinuto.v, D.
C, Aug. 1st, I860. To Major General
A. Baird, Commanding, d:c.,X. O. : You
will not Jriternosft :itw nhtfl in tlio wiunt'
the civil authorities, but render whatever
aid may be required by them for the preser
vation nf the niihlin tii;hv Tim
telegranr is transmitted to you by order of
tne rresiuent ; you will acknowledge its re
ceipt. E. D. Townsexd, AdjtGen.
Office U. S. Military Tel., Heapq's
War Dep't, New Orleans, La., Aug. 2d,
1866 : To Brevet Maj. Gen. E. I). Town
send, Assistant Ao 'jf. Gen.: Your dispatch
received. No obstacle will be imposed in
the way of the civil authorities. ;
A. Baird, Brevet Major General.
Executive Ofvice. Washington. C,
August 1, 1866. AlUrt II. Voorhies, L't.
Gov., or Andrew J. Hcrron, Attomeu
General, Jew Orleans: Were the civil
authorities, htate or Federal, conferred with
by General Baird before he declared martial
law? Could not the civil authorities, State
or Federal, enforce the law and preserve or
der with the aid of the military without the
aid of martial law? I hope that order has
been restored, and the riot not so disastrous
as represented. Please show this dispatch
m vjenerai tipira. lhe torego;ng telegram
is transmitted yon by the order of the Pres
ident. You will please acknowledge its re
ceipt E. D. Townsexd, A. A. Gen.
Office U. S. Military Tel., IId. Q'rs
War Dep't. , New Orleans, La., Aug. 2,
1S66: Brevet Major General L D. Town
semi, A. A. G., Washington, D. C. : Dis
patch received. Civil authorities were not,
to our knowledge, conferred with by Gener
al Baird as to propriety of declaring martial
law. Civil authorities ortn)i1 oauiKr r,f..
the law, and preserve order with the aid of
mc military, uaruai iaw wnoJJy unneces
sary. Order fully restored before arrival of
troops. The rioting was almost entirely con
fined to immediate vicinity of Mechanics'
Institute, and suppressed by police in less
than two hours, and before arrival of troops.
Left copy of your dispatch at Gen. Baird's
Albert Voorhies, Gov. of La.
Andrew J. Herrox, Att'y Gen.La..
Office U. S. Military Tel.. Heado's
UARDep., New Orleans, Aug. 2, 1866,
lr. S. Grant, General, Washington, 1). C
The more information I obtain of the affair
of the 30th, in this city, the more revolting
it becomes. It was not riot ; it was an ab
solute massacre by the nolice. which V94 Tint.
excelled in murderous cruelty by that of
jrori j-iuow. it was a muraer wtnea the
Mayor and police of the city perpetrated
without the shadow of a necessity. Fur
thermore, I believe it was premeditated, and
every indication points to thia Irecom
niend the removing of this bad man. I be
here it would be hailed with the incerest
gratification by two-thirds of the population
of the city. There has been a feeling of in
security on the part of the people here, on
account of this man, which is now so much
increased, that the safety of life and prop
erty does not rest with the civil authorities,
but with the military.
P. H. Sheridan, Maj. Gen. Com.
Office U. S. Military Tel:, Headq's
War Dep't, August 3d, 1&M:U. S.
Grant, General, Washington : I have the
honor to report quiet in the city, but consid
erable excitement in the public uiiud. There
is no intenereuce on the part ot tne milita
ry with the civil 'government, which per
forms all its duties without hindrance. I
have permitted the retention of Military
Governor, appointed during my absence, as
it gives confidence and enables the military
to know what is occuring in the city. Ha
does not interfere with civil matters. Unless
good judgment is exercised there will be an
exodus of Northern capital and Union men
which will be injurious to the city and to
the whole country. I will remove the 3Iili
tary Governor in a day or two. I again
strongly advise that some disposition be
made to change the present Mayor, as I
believe it would do more to restore confi
dence than anything that could be done. If
the present Governor could be changed also
it would not be amiss. P. II. Sheridan,
Maj. Gen. Commanding.
Headqurters Army United States,
Washington, d. c, Aug. 3, 1866. Major
General Sherulan, A'ew Orleans, La.:
Continue to enforce martial law as far as
may be necessary to preserve the peace, and
do not allow any of the civil authorities to
act if you deem'such action dangerous to the
public safety. Lose no time in investiga
ting and reporting the causes that led to the
riot and the facts which occurred.
U. S. G rant, General.
Office U. S. Military Tel., II'd. Q'rs.
War Dep't. New Orleans, La., Aug. 4,
lS66:-Gen. U.S. Grant, Washington D. C:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt
of your despatch ot the date of August 3, 5
P. M. P. II. Sheridan, Maj Gen. Comdg.
By U. S. Military Tel., Executive
Mansion, Washington, d. c, Aug. 4,
1866. 7b Maj. Gen. Sheridan, Command
ing dc, Acc Orhans, La. : We have
been advised here that prior to the assem
bling of the illegal and extinct convention
elected in 1864, inflammatory and insurrec
tionary speeches were made to a mob com
posed of white and colored persons, urging
upon them to arm and equip themselves for
the purpose of protecting and sustaining the
convention in its illegal and unauthorized
proceedings, intended and calculated to up
turn and supercede the existiug State gov
ernment of Louisiana, which had been re
cognized by the Government of the United
States. Furthermore, did the mob assem
ble and was it armed for the purpose of sus
taining the convention in its usurpation and
revolutionary proceedings ? Have any arms
been taken from persons since the 30th ult.,
who were supposed or known to be connect
ed with this mob? Have not various indi
viduals been assassinated and shot by per
sons connected with this mob, without good
cause, and in violation of the public peace
and good order ? Was not the assembling
of this convention and the gathering of the
mob for its defence and protection a main
cause of the riotous and unlawful proceed
ing of the civil authorities of New Orleans ?
Have steps been taken by the civil authori
ties to arrest and try any and all those who
were engaged in this riot and those who
have committed offences in. violation of law ?
Can ample justice be meted by the civil au
thorities to all offenders against the law ?
Will General Sheridan please furnish me a
brief reply to the above inquiries, with euch
other information as he may be in posses
sion of? Please answer by telegraph at
your earliest convenience.
Andrf.w Johnson Pres't of the U. S.
Office U. S. Military Tel., II'd. Q'rs.
War Dep't, New Orleans, Aug. 5, 1866.
His Exce'lmry, Andrew Johnson, President
of the. United. States: I have the honor to
acknowledge the receipt of j our dispatch of
August 4t.b, and will reply speedilv.
P. II. Sheridan, Maj. Gen. Comdg.
Office U. S. Military Tel., II'd Q'rs.
War Dkp't,( New Orleans, La., Aug. 5,
1806: lr. S. Grant, General, Washing
ton, D. C. : I have the honor to report
quiet in the city yesterday and to-day, but
many unfounded rumors are afloat,which ex
cite the timid. The exciting reports will be
in circulation for a day or two yet.
P. II. Sheridan, Maj. Gen. Comdg.
Office of U. S. Military Teleoaph,
New Orleans, La., Aug. 6, 12 M., 1866:
His Krctftenc'y Andrew Johnson. President
of the United States: I have the honor to
make the following reply to your despatch
of August 4th:
A very large number of the colored peo
ple marched in procession on Friday night,
I - -1 1 11 lrt
uiy arm were oaaressea trom the steps
of the City Hall by Dr. Dostie, Ex-Governor
Hahn and others. The speech of Dostie
was intemperate in language and sentiments.
The speeches of the others, so tar as 1 ean
learn, were characterized by moderation. I
have not given you the words of Dostie's
speech, as the version published was denied,
but from what I have learned of the man I
believe they were intemperate.
The convention assembled at 12 M., on
the 30th, the timid members absenting
themselves because the tone of the gener
al public was ominous of trouble. I think
there were but about twenty-six members
present. In front of the Mechanics' Insti
tute, where the meeting was held, there were
assembled some colored men, women and
children, perhaps eighteen or twenty, and
m the institute a number of colored men,
Among those outside and inside tkere
might have been a pistol in the possession
of every tenth man. About 1 P. M., a pro
cession of say from sixty to one hundred and
thirty colored men marched ud Bursrundr
street and across Canal street, towards the '
convention, carrying an American flag.
These men had about one pistol to every ten
men, and canes and clubs in addition. While
crossing Canal street a row occurred. There
were many spectators on the streets, and
their manner and tone towards the- pro
A shot was fired, by whom I am not able
to state, but believe it to havo been by a
policeman at some colored man in the pro
cession. This led to other shots and a rush
after the procession. Ou arrival at the
front of the institute, there was some throw
ing of brickbats by both sides. The police,
who had been held well in hand, were vig
orously marched to the Beene of disorder.
1 he procession entered theinstitute with
the flag, about six or eight remaining out
side. A row occurred between a policeman and
one of the parties, which led to an indis
criminate fire on the building through the
windows by the -policemen. This had been
oing on for a short time when a white flag
was displnyed from the windows of the in
stitue, whereupon the firing ceased and the
policemen rushed into the building.
From the testimony of the wounded men
and others who were inside the building,
the policemen opened an indiscriminate fire
upon the audience until they had emptied
their revolvers, when they retired, and those
inside barricaded the doors. The doors
were broken in and the firing again com
menced, when man of the colored and
white people either escaped through the
doors, or were passed out by the policemen
But as they came out .the policemen who
formed the circle nearest the building fired
upon them, and they were again fired upon
by the citizeus who formed the outer circle.
Many of those wounded and taken prisoners,
and others who were -prisoners and not
woun'ded, were fired upon by their captors
and by citizens. The wounded were stab
bed while lying on the ground, and their
heads beaten with brickbats. In the yard of
the building, whither some of the colored
men escaped and partially secreted them
selves, they were fired upon and killed or
wounded by policemen.
Some men were killed and wounded sev
eral squares from the scene. Members of
the convention wore wounded by the police
men while in their hands as prisoners, some
of them mortally. The immediate cause of
this terrible affiir was the assemblage of this
convention. The remote cause was the bit
ter and antagonistic feeling which has been
growing in this community since the advent
of the present mayor, wh in the organiza
tion of his police force selected many des
perate men, and some of them known mur
derers. People of New Orleans were overawed by
want ot confidence in the M.-.yor and the
fear of the Thugs, many of whom he had
selected for his police force. I have fre
quently been spoken to by prominent citi
zens ou this subject,' and have heard them
express fear and want of confidence in May
or 3Ionroe, ever since the intimation of this
last convention movement. I must con
demn the course of several of the city pa
pers tor supporting by their articles the bit
ter feeling ol bad meu.
As to the merciless manner in which the
convention was broken up, I feel obliged to
confess strong repugnance. It is useless to
attempt to disguise the hostility that exists
on the part of a great many here towards
Northern men ; and this unfortunate affair
basso precipitated matters that there is now
a test of what shall be the status of North
ern men ; whether they can live here with
out being in constant dread.or whether they
can be protected in life and property and
have justice in the courts. If this matter is
permitted to pass over without a thorough
and determined prosecution of those enga
ged in it, we may look out for frequent
scenes of the same kind.
No steps have.as yet been taken by the
civil authorities to arrest citizens who were
engaged in this massacre, or policemen who
perpetrated such cruelties. The members
of the convention have been indicted by the
Grand J ury, and many of them arrested
and held to bail. As to whether the civil
authorities can mete out ample justice to
the guilty parties on both sides, I must say
it is my opinion unequivocally that they cau
not. J udge Abel, whose course I have watch
ed for nearly a year, I now consider oue of
the most dangerous that we have here to
the peace and quiet of the city. The lead
"S men of the convention, King, Cutler,
Hahn and others, have been political azita
tors and are bad men. I regret to saythat
the course of Gov. Wells has been vacilla
ting, and that during the late trouble he has
shown very little of the man,
l II. Sheridan, Maj. Gen. Com'dg.
Office U. S. Military Tel., II'd. Q'rs.
War l)Ep'T,New Orleans, Aug. 6, 1866:
t. S. Grant, General: 1 have the honor
to report a rapid change for the better
throughout the city. There was much ex
citement on Snnday and Monday in conse
quence of an nnfounded rumor that there
wou a oe a collision between the whites and
blacks yesterday. There was no good rea
son to expect such an event, however.
P. II. Sheridan, Maj. Gen.
War Dep't, Washington City. An?
7th, lf66. To Major General J'. H. Slier
"('in, Commanding, ,rc., Xew Orleans:
1 he 1 resident directs me to acknowledge
your telegram of the 6th, inst., in answerto
his inquiries of the 4th inst. On the 3d
inst. instructions were sent you by General
Grant, in conformity with the President's
directions, authorizing you to continue to
enforce martial law so far as miirht 1.a ti.
cessary to preserve the public peace, and or
dering you not to allow any ot the civil au
thorities to act, if you deem such action
dangerous to the public safeti',and also that
no time be lost in investigating the causes
that led to the riot and the facts which oc
curred. By these instructions the President de
signed to vest in you. as the chief military
commander, full authority for the maintain
ance of the public peace and safety-, and he
does not see that anything more is needed,
pending the investigation with which you
are entrusted, but if in your judgnient.your
powers are inadequate to preserve the peace
until the facts connected with the riot are
ascertained, you will please report to this de
partment for the information of the Presi-
uent. fj. iU. &TANTON, Sec y of War.
The following dispatch was suppressed in
the publication of the correspondence, but
has since been given to the public : Ed.
'II'd. Q'rs. .Mil. Div. of the Gulf,
U., La., Aueust 13. 1866.
Grant, Washington, I). C. : The military
board called by Gen. Baird to investigate
the occurrences in this city, of July 30th is
progressing as rapidly as possible. I see in
the papers, by reports of an official charac
ter here, that an attempt was made to cast
blame on the military for not being present
on the 30th ultimo. There could have been
ho object in its being present, except to pre
vent the police from perpetrating a revolt
ing massacre. Its absence for this reason
1 regret. From accounts of my own scouts
who saw the affair from first to last, from
my own officers, from disinterested and faith
ful persons, I believe that at least nine
tenths of the casualties were perpetrated
by the police and citizens, by stabbing and
smashing in the heads of many who had
been already wounded or killed by police
men. P. H. SeERiDAN,Maj.Gen.Com.
On Monday evening Aug. 27 tb, a fire oc
curred at Altoona, which involved a loss of
H.J, BOW, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., SEPT. 5, 1S6C,
UNI0X REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
TOR GOVERNOR :
Maj. Gen. J0HNW. GEAKT, of Cumb. Co.
REPUBLICAN. DISTRICT TICKET.
POR ASSEMBI.T :
Lt. J0EST.M. CHASE, of Woodward Twp.
Subject to decision of conferees.
REPUBLICAN COUNTT TICKET.
ASSOCIATE JUDGES :
AETHUE BELL, Esq., of Bell township.
Lt. THOS. LIDDELL, of Clearfield Bor.
JACOB H00VEE. Esq., of Lawrence Twp.
JOHN EUSSELL, Esq., of Penn township.
The Presidential Tour.
The President, Secretaries Seward and
Wells, Pdstniaster-General Randall,' Gen.
Grant, Admiral Farragu, and other digni
taries, left Washington on Tuesdayj' Ajig.
28th, for Chicago, to participate in the cere
monies of laying the corner stone of the
Dougl as monument. At Philadelphia, ew
York, Albany, and other points along the
route the excursionists were received in ap
propriate style. In New York city a din
ner was gotten up at Delmor.ico's at which
250 guests participated. It cost $25,000,
or $100 per man. The President made sev
eral characteristic speeches, in one of which
he remarked. "As to what part the hum
" ble individual who now addresses you
"took in the struggle for the suppression
" of the rebellion and restoration of the Gov
ernment, I will say nothing now, but I
" will say in summing up though I may
"perhaps be included in the summing up
"will say that I feel that the Government
'has discharged its duty." And then
claimed that he was "for the Union, and
against all who opposed the Union that
he helped his friend,Gen. Grant,to fight the
rebellion at the South that they whipped
them at that end of the line, and that he
was now fighting at the other end that he
now intended to fight the enemies of the U
nion in the North that he intended to fight
out the battle with Northern traitors. H
contends "that now, when the doctrine has
been forcibly established that a State has
no right to leave the Union, and when the
States in rebellion are resuming their rela
tions with the Federal Government, and ask
to have their Representatives admitted to
Cougress, there are men iu thai, body who,
in violation of our great charter of liberty,
deny their right to be represented and re
fuse admission to their members and de
signates this practical secession and dissolu
tion, subversive of every position taken up
since the rebellion commenced." This will
give the reader a tolerable correct idea of
the tone of the President's speeches.
T1. . T . . r . t - .
ni. uALimuuE vjltraue. we. give
elsewhere in our paper an account of an at
tack upon a religious camp-meeting, on the
night of the 30th August, near Baltimore,
a gang of Rebels and Rebel svmpathisers,
resulting in the death of one man who-was
shot whilst in the act of pra-er. This is an
other tragedy of the Memphis and New Or
leans type, which may well cause all thought
ful men to ponder. Iu New Orleans it was
a political Convention that excited the mur
derous ire of these bad men ; in Baltimore
it was a religious meeting ! What shall the
end of these things be ?
j-uo uuuuiei'u , unionises assemDieu m
Convention in Philadelphia on Mondav.
September 3d. as per published call, and
Hon. T. J. Durant,of Louisiana, was chosen
temporary Chairman. Geuerals Geary, But
ler and Burnside, and large delegations
from ad parts of the Union were in attend
ance. About 350 Southern delegates were
present. - Much enthusiasm was manifested
The New York Tribune assures its friends
that the Republicans will carry that State,
by over 20,000 majority this fall, and that
while they may lose one Congressman in
that city, who was gained in 1864 by ad
verse divisions, it confidently expects the
Republicans to gain three, and hopes for
four, in the rural districts.
A Con vention of discharged veterans of the
armies, is to assemble in Pittsburg on Sep
tember 25th. It promises to be formidable
in numbers, and eminent in the character
and services of the men who will compose it.
Dean Richmond, a prominent Democrat
ic politician of New York, and President of
theN. Y. Central Railway, died on" the
27th August, after a brief illness.
The New Jersey Legislature will meet on
the 10th September, to ratify the Constitu,
tional amendment, and to select a United
States Senator. ':-' s
Aff 0THSB DASTABDLY QTJTBAGE. '
Colored Camp Meeting Attacked with Pire
v - Arms. -BALTisiORE,August
31. Last night an at
tack was made on the colored portion of the
Camp Meeting held at Shipley. Woods, three
miles from Hanover Switch on the Wash
ington road, by a band of armed despera
does. Several negroes were badly beaten
and wounded, and a white man named Mil
ton Benson, while at prayer, was shot in
the back of the head and mortally wounded,
the ball coming out of his mouth. As far
as can be ascertained, the following are the
facts in this outrageous affair: A white
camp meeting, attended by ministers of the
Methodist Episopal Church of the North
Baltimore District, of which Mr. Lanahan
is Presiding Elder, was leing held at the
place before stated. The Rev. Messrs.
Speakelieid and other Ministers officiated
at the white meeting, near which, under the
auspices of the same, some colored people
were holding camp exercises also. During
yesterday afternoon a number of young
men were noticed in the camp ground, hav
ing pistols in their possession. These were.so
far as can be ascertained, residents of the
surrounding neighborhood. No disturbance
occurred during the day. About miduight
whilst the colored people were conducting
their religious exercises, they were sudden
ly set upon by a gang of men, making use
of loud fchouts of epithets and imprecations.
The attack commenced with the beating : of
a negro while on his knees. The negroes
at once rose up and a scene of wild and in
describable excitemeut ensued, the women
sci earning in terror. Shots were fired by
the assailants, but in the dark few shots are
supposed to have taken effect. The colored
men rallied.and turned upon their assailants,
and drove them off two or three times,
whilst the women fled toward the white
camp. Many colored people were wound
ed with clubs, and there were some flesh
wounds from pistol shots. Some of the col
ored i.ien had pistols, and used them freely
upon their assailants, but with what result
is not known. Finally the conflk-t ended
through the persuasiou of the white minis
ters ami others, by the colored people leav
ing the ground and seeking their homes,
leaving their camp to the desperadoes, who
further gratified their unmanly spirit by pil
ing the tents and effects ot the negroes, in
cluding bundles and trunks of clothing, in
a neap and setting nre to the pu?, destroy -inc
The white man shot as first mentioned was
at prayer at the altar in the white camp,
where Mr. Sne.ike was vindiun Jn t!ifpvfr-
cises. By whom the shot was fired is not
1 1 . 1 - , r ' i ...
Known, ouiioeiricnasotsomeoi tnemimsters
believe that it was tired by some of'the white
men who intended it tor a prominent Meth
odist minister. How this mav be is imnos-
sible to say. Others think it was simply a
stray shot, which is very probable. Our in
fomant says the white men certainly began
the disturbance while the colored people
Kcri1" pnirntrAd in rfKnri-ki,c ATniv!.-Aa TKo
assailants are reported to have used various
n- ... .
rallying cries among which was the expres
sion, "How about New Orleans?" There
are iuany exciting and doubtless more or
less exaggerated stories circulating about
the affair, but the above, as far as can be at
present ascertained, seems to be authentic
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- cuaio. jiicneis, panu ana ve8f! at
Sept. 5T 18(55,-1 m. J. P. KRATZERS
flLOTIllNf. A large stock of ready-made
uiuiunj. semng on cneap at
Sept. 5, l66.-lm J. P. KRATZE'SR.
J. mizeicassimere forSl3 00. Light cassimere
,.anis ana vest 10 matcn (all wool and well made)
iur jio uu. v.vera-is, selling at 31 00. at
Sept. 5, 1866.-lm. J P. KRATZER'S.
HVMPIRE Sfll'TTLE SEWING MA
CHIN ES are superior to all others lor fam
ily and manufacturing purposes. Contain all the
latest tm proven; ents; are speedy ; noiseless: du
rable; and easy Jo work. Illustrated circulars
iree. Agents wanted. Liberal discount allowed
xo consignments made. Address EMPIRE S M
CO., 616 Broadway, New York Sep 5 66-j.
JTRAY STEER Came trespassing on the
Kiciuisc! ui iue suoscioer residing in (Joshen
township, about the 1st nf .In no !.. .
moily steer, a'-out two years old, with some white
" io auu on ootn nanKs. xne owner is re
quested to come forward.
charges and tako him away or he will be sold as
Sept. 5, 1866.-pd. JOHN SMITI1.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, SS.
In thK matter of tht Estate of Titus H. Bat
ley, lain of Bloom In.. CleartitU Cn J.SA
In the Orphan's Court of Clearfield county, re-
-rv.s .,Ti,!emrai OI n.eai fcstate, ap
praised and set out to the widow under the acts
of assembly, vix : Sixteen acres and forty-live
perches of lani, appraised at $192 00 the court
made the following order June 27, 1866: Report
of appraisers read and confirmed Ki Si., and un
less excentiorm are ttfixinn n Kr-. i. i j
v. wtviv luo 1 91 UST
of Sept. term, the same will be confirmed abso-
lnTAlv Tt TT t Vl A O T r, TT, . II . . 1 T.
Sept. 5, 1866. Herk.
VENDUE-There will be exposed to sale by
Dublio nntpm t Ilia ...iJ.i... r .i
j i - .wo.uuvo vi tup uuuer
signed in Lawrence township, on Saturday SeD
tern her 15th. 1866, at 12 o'clock, M., the follow-
lnsr Dermojil nrnnApfv ts;t ..1 - .
seat .M-.hair sofa, 6 walnut mohair parlor chairs,
uu uuo monair roc King chair, all new
one set of Bed-room furniture, 6 cain-seat chairs
and 2 rock in it r hairs. .i,i 1.1.1 1.1. ,
- - --- -o nuio,cru iaoie,oea-
SteaaS. book rann a ra.l.t. e - . 1
- , ...D.j i liuioiuuu cnairs,
one new M are rly cook stove, and a general vaJ
. ..UIU u aiicnen lurmture. Inclu
ding tea seta Alxn ar...:.- r,i : .
, , ? - .Kvcuvi ihiik cow, iresn
1D11L, T md M5L-U-
, 1 J, w uuds.
. .MUJN TH for gentleman, anil 35 7S
ladies, everywhere, to introduce the Common
rf.f-fmiJT S?.ng Mchi"r improved and
perfected. It will hem, fell, stitch quilt, bind,
oraia. and embrnirlai. k...,.:-u .- i son
, . ; " m mill iinciuuii y
making the elastic lock stitch, and lolly war
ranted for thm i v .
or a commission, from which twice that amount
can be made. Address or call on C BOWERS Jt
CO., office, No 25a South 5th St.. Philadelphia,
All letters answered promptly, with circu
lars and terms. V Aug. 29, 1866.
Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield ,",of'i
to me directed, there will be expend
at the Court House in the Borough of Cl. i'! n
MONDAY the 24TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER1?
the following described Real Estate u lv,l,M
Two certain tracts of land aituate i. w.Uv
tp., Clearfield county. Pa., one thereof fc
east by land of Edward Marve v. i.uw,1i4
of Jacob Michaels, and west and north hVi 8
of John Vought, containing ten acres h.;
cleared, and having a frame house and lo.L11
erected thereon. The other thereof T
east by land of James Rouch. tooth kt of1'
Moore, west and north by lands of Isaac M.'
key, and containing one hundred acres bein
improved. Seised, taken in execution, and? "
sold as the property of William Mi ehaels.
Also A certain traet of land situate in iw
tur township. Clearfield county. Pa.. eont.ir"
about eeventy-fire aeres of land, havinr f
house and log barn erected thereon, with an,?
orchard and about 40 acres cleared. nd bouM
vis : on the south by lands of John Iteeras. II ,5.
west by land of Wa! r Morgan on the nor-Sl!
lands of Richard Hughes, and on the east h. uS
of Stephen Kephart. Seiacd.taken in execsti
and to be sold as the property of George KenW
Also A certain tract of land situate in il
ris tp., Cleai field county. Pa , bounded bv ln
of John Hill on the east, on the south by lnd I J
Peter Schwarts, on the west by land of Jol
Ilockenbury, and on the north by lands of Za-b
riah Jones, containing sixty-two acres, Uh tat
ty-five cleared, and a log house and barn ereetal
thereon. Seised, taken in execution, and tsk.
6oId as the property of John Davia. - "
Also A certain tract of land situate in Jordu
tp.. Clearfield county. Pa , bounded on the east h.
land of Robert Patterson, south by land of Ptt
Patterson, west by lands of John Glasgow rj
north by land of John McNeal, containing bJ!
119 acres 5 acres cleared ,and having a log heoj,
and barn erected thereon Seised, taken in elo
cution, and to be sold as the property of Dtrii
Robison and Thomas Robison.
Also A certain tract of land situate in Chut
township, Clearfield county, Pa., bounded ot ti,
east by Robert Pennington, John Stnead on tat
south, H. H. Hurd on the west, and Wn Wood oi
the north, containing about 50 acres, with twentr.
five acres cleared, and having frame boose til
log stable erected thereon. Seised, taken in
ecution, and to be sold as the property of WiJJii'
W. Wilson. .. .
Also A certain tract of land situate in Penn
township, Clearfield county. Pa. ' Bounded Last
by land of Read A Weaver. Sooth by land of il
Fen ton A S. Derrick, West and North by lands of
E. Fenton, containing about 106 acres, with il
acres cleared and having a frame house and !r
barn erected thereon. Seised, and taking in tie
ct'tion. and to be sold as the nr.
Also A certain tract ef land situate in Bern
township, Clearfield county, Pa. Bounded on tt
Eaet, West and North, by lands of James B. Gra
ham, and on the South by land of Jacob Smeil
containing 11 acres, with It acres cleared, aad
having small frame house and stable erected
th.r.nn Kit .nfl L s .. , .
- . - , uw .nvu iu cxwoiioD, aas tt
be sold as the property of Enoch U. Gray
Also A certain tract of land situate ia Wood
ward township. Clearfield county. Pa. . ii, undea
on the South by land of S. Shoff, West by land ef
S. Shoff, and North and East by turnpike roaJi,
containing about i acra and having a large frame
house and stable erected thereon. Seised, and
taken in execution, and to be sold as the proper
ty of Naney Henderson. .( , ..-
Also A certain tract of land situate in Besot
ria tp., Clearfield county, Pa., bounded east hi
lands of Graham k Co , north by lands of JoMck
Bcrge. south by Clearfield ereek.containine about
one hundred and fifty acres. Seised, taken ia
execution, and to be told as the property of Hen
ry W. Killmar.
Also, by virtue of enndry writs of aliat Jt ft
the following described real estate: '
A piece of land situate in Pike tp., Clearfleli
county, Pa., beginning at a white oak, the net
north 94 j erches to a post, thence east 5 perches
to a hemlock, south 43 perches to a white oak
east 22 perebea to a red oak, west 37 per. to plaae!
of beginning, containing 9 acres and 65 perches
and allowance. Seised, takenin execution, au
to be sold as toe property of Jamet A. Boal.
Also one other tract of land aituate n tbt
township of Morris, county of Clearfield, anj
State of Penn'a, bounded and described as fel
lows, to wit: beginning at stone at the north wen
corner, thence by land of Grata, south eighty
nine degrees, east one hundred and forty-five ptr.
to stones by chestnut, thence by landt of Samatl
and John Hoover, sooth one degree, west one hun
dred and seventeen perches to stones, t (tenet by
land of flriti, north eighty-nine degrees, went
one hundred and forty-five perches to it o nee,
thence by land of the same, north one degree,
east one hundred and seventeen perches to the
place of beginning, containing one hundred acres
and the usual allowance for roads Ac. Seiied. ta
ken in execution, and to be sold as the property
of John Strasser, William Zimmerman and barak
Also, by virtue of a writ of Lnrtrt Facias, tie
following described real estate, to wit:
All that certain one story frame building ana
derrick, situate in the township of Beccaria,
Clearfield county, Pa., on the north side of tie
township road leading from Hegarty's cross roadi
to Madera, said building being 69 feet in lenjth
and 16 feet wide, and the derrick 16 feet square
and oO feet high, together with engine machinery
and fixtures therein contained, on a tract of land
owned by the Madera Oil Company, eontainiif
eight acres, more or less. Seised, taken in exe
cution, and to be sold as the property of the Ma
dera Oil Company.
Aug. 22, 1866. JACOB FAUST Sheriff
S. B. McElbot. Jas. Dicksox. Jo. T. Sbahb.
Mcelroy, dickson & co.
NO. 54 WOOD STREET, PITTSBURGH, PA.
FBESE5T THEIB ' '
And invite the attention cf Dealers to tholr
SSOBTM KBT Of
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OFFERED AT P0PULAE PEICES.
The frequent fluctuations in value cf all i
eriptions of Merchandise, renders it a matter af
especial propriety that purchases should bW"
qoent and therefore the nearest market beeoa"
the one best Adapted to supplying retail d!"
with Goods they sell. .
Purchasers from Western Pennsylvania, I"1'
ern Ohio and Western Virgiaiare invited le
it Pittsburgh and inspect this.
" STOCK-Of GOODS
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WHICH WILL mm
KEPT FULL DURING THE SEASON.!
terms, met cash. ,
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McELROY, DICKSON & CO.
NO. H WOOD STREET, PITTSBURGH, F