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BY S. J. BOW..
CLEARFIELD, PA.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1867;
VOL 13. NO. 50.
. .. MY MOTHER. - ' -J
Ah ! well do I remember me,
In childhood's happy days -- 5 -'
Of a meek-oyed, gentle mother.
Whetaughtmy lips to praise; '
Who told me tales ot years gone by, ;
And sung ine oft to rest, " r
Id plaintive strain of melody , "
When pillowed on br breast. :
Ah '- well do I remember me, .
When riper year had come, .
Of that mother's tender counsels
In my own early heme ;
And when I left, thro love of ohange, .
Thescenesof joyous youth, '
It was her voice that whispered low -
The ordf ot love and truth: :
Ah ! well do I remember ma,iyf
When thro' th lapse cC yetrw - ,
I homeward turned my weary step . :
Thro' guM, and wo, and tears ;
That same sweet tone and melting eye,'
Te me welcome gave." '
I Those sparkling eyes, tnoee weio ome tones
I Are now but of the grave. u
tnteligenee has been received at Omaha
f a rreat battle in the heiehborhood of
Plum Creek, between five hundred Siouxa
and two hundred Pawtiee scouts, lasting six
hours. - The Sioux were routed with great
loss. The scouts have been reinforced by
United States Boldiers. -. The Sioux are ral
lying south to the Platte river, and making
preparations for persistent war-fare. All
the settlers at Big Creek have been driven
from there and their V goods confiscated
by the military. The reason assigned
is that they had no U. S. License.- Mr.
Ohane's train was attacked by Indians on
the Sante Fe road, thirty iniles from Fort
Harker, and five mules were captured. ...
An Australian paper, the Maryborough
Advertiser, states that the neighborhood of
Uarelock has been visited, alter a heavy
rain, bv c'ouds of flying ants, which have
been 1 devoured in - great V. numbers by
the fowls,ibut the insects, not being kille
by the swallowing, have eaten J their way
through the birds crops, and caused their
death. This was not credited at first, but
vast mortem -. examination have shown the
insects alive in the ruptured crops, or
crawling out or tne aeaa oiras uiroan.
An Irishman once entered a book store to
purchase a lead pencil, and amused himself
t I I - ' --. il. I u
filled the counter. "What's that?" he ask
dv jookiuk over me numeruiu uuum iui"
ed. Dointine to a Iaree jrilt edged box. 'The
box contains Milton's Paradise Lost ; do you
. wifh to buv it?" answered the polite clerk
"No, bedad, I don't; if Milton has lost hi
pair o dice why don t you give them back to
mm, and not be teraptin innocent boys like
nifWH to buy lost property, fori my soul,
I H report ye to the perlice.
General Butler, in reply to the question
what he had to sav with regard to his con
nection with Sanford Conover, as set forth
in the affidavit of this individual, has dis
tinctly stated : "I never saw Conover in my
life : I never saw a witness purporting to
eotne from him. and never saw any testimo
ny riven bv Concver." If the whole of
Ccnover's affidavit is as erroneous as that
portion relating to General Butler.it will be
foor support to Mr. Johnson and his
New York city is filled with ex-rebel gen
erals and surgeons who are -practising law
and physic, or encaged in mercantile pur
suits. The New York IForW is now exclu
sively edited by men who were during the war
in the rebel military, naval and civil Bervice.
Beauregard and Magruder had the" impu
dence to visit the New York stock exchange
last week, were hissed while there, and left
in a hurry. ;' '; - ..... . -
The Wellsvillo Un ion says: The fish in
the North Fork, of Yellow Creek . are dying
by the million, causing quite a stench in
many places. It is thought to be caused by
the mineral water from the coal veins at
Salineville and other places along the creek
hy the recent rains
Salcm, Mass.,is a wealthy city.' Its total
valuation is: more than $21,000,000, but
nearly $2,000,000, of that is returned to the
Tax Commissioner, The valuation of the
Assessor is $ 10,756,800 in personal property,
nd $S,4S0,9O0 in real estate, making a total
of 1S,237,700- - " ' ; - 1
. The defalcation of bank officers is becom
ing too numerous for the good of such insti
tutions. There appears to be reckless -management
ip some of the banks of the country
hieh is calculated to " impair1 the good
standing of all these establishments.
A gentleman called to see a tenement
that was to be let. It was shown him by a
pretty, chatty woman, whose manners charm
fd her visitor! "Are you to be let too ?"
inquired he with a languished look. "Yes,"
aid she, "I am to be let alone." -
m. Richardson,, of , Pauldios county,
hio, is one hundred and four years old,
e is the urrivor of five wives, and is
now living with the sixth. ' He is the fath
er of twenty-five ehildren by-two of bis
wires twenty-one are living, .it'v.kViS.''A
A South Carolina negro was struck by
locomotive and thrown fifteen feet into the
falling back on the boileT; : When tbe
tram was stopped . .he, merely complairied
that the boiler was uncomfortably hot,1 des
cended and walked away.,, i : ; " v "
Areodern philosopher," taking the motion
o'the earth on its axis at seventeen miles a
fcond, says that if you Jake .off your hat .in
the street to bow to a friend, you go seven
teen ttiije bareheaded without taking cold.
uUcrihe for the "Raftsman's Journal
, . : Educational Progress.
GRAnicn Sranni s There are six enraded
schools in the county. The frwe method of
grading, however, is not strictly observed.
A standard Qualification for promotion
should be required before such chango be
made ; but as this is not done, of necessity
the classification must be defective. There
is a building in progress in Osceola, which,
when completed, will be one of the finest in
the county and the schools ot that place be
come traded, lhe Question of grading is
beintr also agitated in Lumber Citv.
School Houses and Grounds. "We
have 144 school houses, .containing 147
schools. Of this number 27 are totally un
fit for such purposes, and comparing the old
with the new style, even this number should
be much increased, is ine new houses were
erected during the past year. Two in Gra
ham, three in Woodward, one in Penn, one
in Usceola, one in iJcccana, and one in isell.
They reflect credit upon the respective dis
tricts. Very few houses are furnished with
the proper out-buildings niott ot them
have only coal or wood houses. Generally,
the grounds are insufficient and illy adap ted
for the proper amusement and exercise. ' It
is hoped that patrons may soon manifest a
disposition to nave the school house and ad
joining grounds such as may prove pleasant
ana cneenui tx tne pupils. .
Furniture and Apparatus. The new
Kchool houses were furnished .with good
home-made turniture. In this respect all
the modern buildings surpass those built five
or six years ago. 1 hose houses reported
unfit, and some others, have miserable fur
niture, many of them having desks and
seats entirely too high, without support for
the backs or the pupils, lor the conve
nience, comfort, and health of the pupils, a
retorm in this respect cannot come too soon
rilty-eight houses, under existing circum
stances, may be classed as well supplied with
suitable furniture, forty-nine with insuf
ficient and of inferior quality, and 40 with
injurious. Seven schools well provided with
apparatus, 101 partially, and 39 .wholly
without any.. Much remains to be done in
this important work. One hundred and ten
schools have insufficient blackboard surface.
and even much of this unfit for use. All
the districts,' but three, have a diversity of
text-books, rendering classification almost
impossible. This hag a retarding influence
upon tne progress ol schools, heretofore not
fuily realized by" directors and patrons.
There is, however, a fair prospect now of
having a unuorm series adopted throughout
the county. This will remove an evil that
has become very burdensome to many. We
trust the directors will strictly adhere to the
law and cause an immediate change, as it
will give less dissatisfaction than a gradual
Qualifications and Salaries ofTeacit
ers. It affords me much pleasure to sneak
of the great advancement made by many of
our teachers during the past year. A large
majority of them are young and of little or
no experience, but in a short time, by their
untiring zeal and -energy, will become nrst
class teachers. Too much praise cannot be
given to those who thus realize their respon
sible positions. In a few instances incom
petent teachers have been employed because
better ones could not be secured, lhe sal
aries have been increased only in a few dis
tricts, but not proportionate to the watres in
other employments. " ; ' " p '
. aiethod of instruction. mere is a
disposition manifested by many'teachers, to
instruct thoroughly, having the pupils not
only to understand, but reproduce what
they learn. A tew, however, still adhere to
the. old manner of hearing recitations, in a
'parrot-like method." ...
; Visits of Directors. In a number of
districts regular monthly visits were made
by directors and patrons, while in a few, vis
nations were nearly entirely neglected. 1
find freauent visits to be of eood effect. It
stimulates the teachers to labor more earn
estly and faithfully, and renders the pupils
more obedient and studious.
Educational Work done by Super
intendent. Conscious ot the responsible
position, 1 entered upon its duties with no
little degree of anxiety ; and to add to this,
found most ot the prominent and expe
rienced teachers engaged in other and more
lucrative employments leaving the schools,
in this respect, evenin a worse condition
than they, were before the establishment of
the. County Supenntendency, and to be sup
plied by thosewho were inexperienced and
poorly qualified. lhe necessity ot qualify
ing them for their position was obvious.and
acting upon this thought, I opened, on the
4th of June last, a local Normal School in
Curwensville, which continued for 12 weeks.
I was assisted by Rev. A. II. Sembower.
Seventy-five ' students attended, of whom
40 taught last winter : with few exceptions,
all of these, I am glad to say; met with en
tire success. From these results I was in
duced to open another school this spring "to
continue twenty weeks. ; I secured the ser
vices of Prof. I. S. Geist, late Prof, of Nat
ural Science in the State Normal School, at
Millersville, PaM who has proven himself
one of the finest educators in the State ; and
by the deep interest he has" manifested in
behalf of the teachers and the public schools
he has gained the esteem and approbation
of not only the teachers but of many of the
leading educational men of this county.
Qver one hundred students are in attend
ance, nearly all of : whom purpose teaching
the coming winter. The earnest and zeal
ous endeavors ot these to improve them
selves afford prospects fall of promise, and
I may bespeak, that ere long all of our
schools will be supplied by such efficient and
jealous teachers. Then, and not till then.
will the ball of education of this county,
roll on, acquiring increased momentum
at, each revolution.1 A"-movement in the
couiity has been made with a view of estab
lishing State Normal School in th'8 district;
alt hough slow in its rrogrese, we are still
hopeful in regard to its results.
Iwenty-two public, two special, and five
Private examinations were held ; 176 appli
wuw exauiiueu, provisional certincaiws
granted, 19 rejectedv and 9 endorsed from
other counties ; 140 visits to schools an
average of 2 hours ; 258 official letters writ
ten ; 1712 miles traveled on official business ;
taught four months Normal School, tud was:
engaged in holding examinations, visiting
schools or teaching 300 days. I could have
done no more. All the public examinations
were attended, except two, by directors and
citizens who were much interested. in the
exercises. . .
Visitation. The number of school vis
ited and the average time spent in each are
given above. In the performance of this
duty I seek, 1st. The acquaintance and good
will of the pupils. 2. If they are pursuing
the proper studies. 3d. The system ot in
struction adopted by the teacher his abui
ty to classily and govern the school. 4th
Hear several classes recite, and at the same
time, if necessary, suggest changes and give
such other directions as I think will promote
the interests of the school. 5th. Notice
the deportment, order, and attendance ot
the children, and invariably close with
short address to the scholar, urging the
importance and necessity of regular attend
ance, industry and perseverance. I have;
every reason to believe that public sentiment
in reference to the common school system is
much more lavorable than it was one - year
ago. In a few districts, however, the value
of common schools is much underrated.
was gencriMly accompanied by one or two.
directors and citizens. The citizens and di
rectors are heartily co-operating. 1 was
everywhere met by warm and true-hearted
friends, who gave me a cordial welcome and
many words ot cheer, lo the directors,
teachers, citizens.and scholars of the county,
for their generous hospitality I am under
. -.V'r: u..: j i.
uiauy uuuiiaiiuiia. iiuviut; uevuwu inuuu
of my time to the holding of Normal Schools,
and thus qualifying teachers for their re
spective duties, of necessity could not visit
schools as oiten as 1 could have done other
Wise. Uut now, having a corps or good
teachers, I shall be able, after the close of
this term, to devote more time to visiting.
One hundred and twenty schools opened
daily by reading a portion of Scripture. No
county institute was held, the county .Nor
mal School having removed the necessity
for one. ; -!';
WorkDonb bt Other Agencies. Np'
aids other than the local Normal School in
the county, except the Clearfield Academy,
under the chare e ot Ilev. P. L. Harrison.,
The Principal, who is very earnest and zeal
ous in promoting the advancement of edu
cation; has done a good and noble work, and
ereatly assisted me by qualifying teachers
tor their responsible duties. Clergymen,
geiie-;illy, do not appear to take that inter
est lu puLlic schools, 1 think, that their high
calling demands many ot them stand aloof
as it they had nothing to do with the educa
tion ot the boys and girls who, in the tuture,
must uphold the. church for which they la
bor. It is due to the publishers ot the
county papers that 1 should call attention
to the cordial support they have ever given
to all measures calculated to advance educa
tional matters. For this they deserve the
thanks of every friend of education.
Obstructions in the Way of Improve
ment. 1st. Not sufficient interest is mani
fested in the schools by teachers, directors,
and patrons. 2d. The want of older and
more experienced teachers longer school
term.?, and higher wages. 3d. Irregularity
ot attendance is one ot the most alarming
evils of our schools, and all judicious meas
ures to remedy it should be tried. The de
linquents not only stand in the way of their
own advancement, but retard . the progress
of others, as well ax discourage the teacher.
4th. Teachers wages should be graded ac
cording to their qualifications and success in
teachiug. Paying the same salaries to all
the teachers, as has been too much the cus
tom, is nothing more nor less than paying a
premium for '"laziness" and "recklessness."
measures calculated to Promote
Improvement. It is our opinion that if
the minimum term of school allowed by
law wera six months instead of four, and
the State appropriation increased propor
tionately, or the abolition ot all the inde
pendent districts and a common or general
school fund raised by a uniform assessment
of tax throughout the State the number
of school directors reduced to three make
them, sworn offices pay them for their ser
vices in a few years there would be such a
decided improvement in the condition of
our schools as to create an entire change in
public opinion. . ' . '
Conclusion. lierore concluding this,
my hrst annual report, 1 would add, that
the year just passed has been one ot educa
tional revival in this county. Our teachers
are growing more zealous and enthusiastic
and . laboring with more zeal and fidelity in
the cause of common schools. Directors
are encouraging and holding out greater in
ducements to the faithful and . successful
teachers." ; The future is full of hope and
promise. Let us bear in mind, however,
that we have but begun a ero.nt work.
Much has been accomplished but yet much
more remains to be done, lo vou, then.
directors, teachers, citizens, and friends of
education, I appeal for aid. Let us ALL
unite in advancing and perfecting this noble
common school system. Let it be infused
with an increased lite and activity during
the ensuing yeat. . Let us eradicate the hos
tility and indifference that still exists. Let
us persevere until the common scnoois oi
this county are looked upon as the proudest
monuments of the intelligence of our
people. George W. Snyder,
Jeff Davis claims the Kentucky election
as a vindication of his- course a a traitor
and a butcher of loyal men.
Jeff is right.
, CLEARFIELD, PA., AUG. 28, 1867.
Plain Facts For Tax-Payers.
It should be borne in mind by every tax
payer, ot the XNation, that the enormous
burden of debt under which the country is
staggering, was fixed upon it by a rebellion
inaugurated, fostered and strengthened by
the Democratic party. -
It should be borne in mind that this debt
was1, enormously increased by the aid and
comfort given to the rebellion while in pro
gress, by the : Democratic party, whereby
the rebels were encouraged to prolong the
struggle against the Union armies, after all
other reasonable hope of success had been
t should be borne in mind that the debt
of the Nation was still farther increased by
the effort of the Democratic party to crip
ple and destroy the public credit, in the
midst of the struggle for national exist
ence,, and that the national bonds were
thereby 'for:ed to heavy discounts in
contracting loans with which to carry ou the
war, and 'the national currency was thus
largely reduced below its true value in gold,:
thereby adding enormously to the cost of
all material purchased for the use of the
It should be borne in mind by every tax
payer of the Nation, that the Democraric
party stands pledged to secure compensation
to the slaveholding rebels for every stave set
free by the emancipation Proclamation and
Constitutional Amendment, thus adding an
immense and unjust burden to the already
onerous taxation under which the country
' It should be borne in mind, that all the
Democratic members in the House of the.
Fortieth Congress, have placed themselves
upon record by their votes, in favor of the
monstrous proposition that the National
government is liable, under the Reconstruc
tion laws, for every dollar of the State debts
of ill the States in rebellion.
Jt should be borne in mind by every tax
payer, that the Democratic party, through
its orators and writers for the press, is com
mitted to the unheard of proposition that
the Confederate war debt, contracted in the
iniquitous struggle to overthrow the jNa
tional Government, is justly chargeable
against the Government, and that this par
ty only wait the success of its insidious at
tempts to regain power, to fasten this debt
upon the people of the United States;
It should be borne in mind by every tax
payer," that the Democratic party has made
persistent and strenuous efforts to injure
both public and private credit, and bring on
a financial crisis, such as will make it im
possible far the Nation to, meet, its obliga
tions promptly, thus carrying wide-spread
ruin throughout the countryi and reducing
to beggary thousands of widows and orphans
and other worthy persons whose little all is
invested in government bonds, for the re
demption of which the faith of the Nation
is pledged. . .--.- . . ' .'
It should be borne in mind by every tat-
pa3rer, that the Democratic party persistent
ly opposes every effort made to lighten the
public burden, by levying duties upon for
eign imports, thus requiring toreign capi
talists and traders who have the benefit of
our markets to bear a small share or our
burden in return, and at the same time
protect our home manufacturers from tbe
deadly compitition offoreign capitalists who
grow fat upon the. proceeds of pauper la
bor. ' .
And finally, it should be borne in mind
by every tax-payer, and every patriot who
has the good of the country at heart, that
the speakers of the Democratic party open-
lv avow that their hope for the success of
that party lies only in financial disaster to
the country, whether caused by failure of
crops, by the discrediting .of the national
currency, by preventing the Nation from
meeting its obligations,' or however resulting.
We earnestly hope that every Union pa
per of Pennsylvania' will keep these facts
before the people continually until after
the next election shall have rebuked the in
iquity of the Democratic party' by the lar
gest Republican majority ever given in the
KveTy county in Alabama is in the hands
of the bitterest JJebels, and the more vio
lent the Rebel the more popular he is.
This is the ; end which Andrew Johnson
strives to reach, and which the Democratic
party in the North encourages. It makes
the fifcht, against the rebellion continuous.
Judge Sharswood proclaimed secession
doctHtTes a. early as 1854, and by his official
decisions during the late rebellion, gave un
ruistable evidence of sympathy with traitors.
f TALTER BARRETT, Attorney at Law, Clear-
field, Pa. May 13, 186a.
TERRELL BIGLER, Dealers in Hardware
LYJL and manufacturers of Tin and Sheet-iron
, are. Second Street, Clearfield, Pa. Jane '66. '
HF. NAUGLE, Watch and CIoc
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry,
NAUGLE, Watch and Clock Maker, and
Ao. Room in
Graham's row, Market street. Nof. 10.
HBCCHER SWOOPE, Attorney at Law.CIear
. field, Pa. Office in Graham's Row, fonrdoo-s
west of Graham & Boynton's store. Nov. 10."
TR- A. M. HILLS, DENTIST.
J Office corner of Front and Market i
streets, opposite the 'Clearfield llonse,'
Clearfield, Penn'a. July 1,'67-y.
TEST. Attorney at Law, Clearfield, Pa., will
attend promptly to all Legal business entrust
ed to his care in Clearfield and adjoining eoun
ties.Office on Market street. July 17, 1867. . '
FORCEY A GRAHAM. Dealers In Square and
Sawed Lumber, Dry-Goods, (ftaeensware, Gro
ceries, Flour. Grain, Feed, Bacon, Ac . Ac., Gra-
hamton, Clearfield county, Pa Oct. 10.
P. KRATZER, Dealer in Dry-Goods. Cloth ine.
Hardware. Queensware, Groceries. Provi
sions, etc.. Market btreet, nearly opposite the
Court House, Clearfield, Pa. June. 1865.
H RTSWICK A IRWIN. Dealers in Drugs,
Medicines. Paints. Oils. Stationary, Perfume
ry . Fancy Goods, Notions, etc., etc. .'Market street,
Clearfield, Pa Deo. 6, 1866. 1
KRATZER A BON, dealers in Dry Goods,
ries. Provisions. Ac, Front street, (abore the A-
cademy,) Cleai field. Pa. Dec 27,1865.
JOHN GTTELICH. Manufacturer of all kinds ot
Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa
He also makes to order Coffins, on short notice, and
tteuds funerals with a hearse. Aprl0,'59.
THOMAS J. M'CULLODGn, Attorney at Law,
Clearfield, Pa. Office, east of the "Clearfield
o Bank. Deeds and other legal instruments pre
jared with promptness and accuracy. July 3.
B M'EX ALLY, Attorney at Law. Clearfield,
Pa. Practioes in Clearfield and adjoining
lounties. OSce is new brick building of J. Boyn-
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lanich's Hotel. '
RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign and Do
mestic Dry Goods, Groceries, Flour, Bacon,
Liquors, Ac. Room, on Market street, a few doors
weot ot JoHrtHLlOfRctt, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27
DENTISTRY. J. P CORNETT, Dentist, offers
his professional services to the citiieiis of
Curwensville aud vicinity.- Office in Drug Store;
orner Main and Thompson bts. May 2,lwi.
TTt B. READ, M. D.. Physician
Jj . having removed to George J.
near William's Grove, Pa., offers his professional
services to the citizen of thesurrounding country.
July 10, 1SB7.
FRANK BARRETT, Conveyancer 'and Real
Estate Agent, Clearfield, Pa. Oflice on Sec
ond Street, with Walter Barrett, Esq. Agent for
Plantation and Gold Territory in boutn Carolina,
Clearfield July 10. 1667.
TTREDERICK LEITZINGER, Manufacturer of
JJ all kinds of Stone-ware, Clearfield, Pa. Or
(ieri solicited wholesale or retail. He also keeps
on hand and for sale an assortment of earthen
ware, of bis own manufacture. Jan. 1, 1863
TOHN H. FULFOltD. Attorney at Law. Clear
sj field, Pa. Oflice with J. B. McEnally, Esq.,
over First National Hank. Prompt attention giv
en to the securing of Bounty claims, Ac, and to
all legal business. March 27, 1867.
J BLAKE WALTERS, Scriviner and Convey
. anoer, and Agent for the purchase and sale
ol Lands, Clearfield, Pa. Prompt attention giv
en to all business connected with the county offi
ces. Office with W A. Wallace; Jan. 3.
ALBERT A BRO'S. Dealers in Dry Goods,
Groceries, Hardware. Queens ware.Flour Ba
con, etc., woodland. Clearfield county, ra. Also,
extensive dealers in all kindsof sawed lumber
shingles, and square timber. Orders solicited.
Woodland, Pa., Aug. lfltht1863 - "
WALLACE. BIGLER A FIELDING, Attor
neys at Law Clearfield, Pa.. Legal business
of all kinds promptly and accurately attended to.
Ulearneld, Fa.,May 16th, 180(5.
WILLIAM A. WALLACB ' WILLIAM 3. BIG L BR
BLAK IS WALTERS PRANK FIELDING
J. P. BURCHFIELD Late Surgeon of the
83d Ree't Penn'a Vols., having returned
from the army, offers his professional services to
tbe citizens of Clearfield and vicinity. Profes
sional calls nromotlv attendad to. Office on
Bouth-Kast corner of 3d and Market Straota.
Oct. 4." 1K65 6inp.
SURVEYOR. The undersigned offers
his services to the public, as a Surveyor.
He may be found at his residence in Lawience
township, when not engaged; or addressed by
letter at Clearfield,-Penn'a.
March 6th. Id67.-tf. - J IMtS M1TCUKLL.
pURN ITUR E ROOMS.
Desires to inform his old friends and customers
that, having enlarred his shop and increased his
facilities for manufacturing, he is now prepared
to make to order such furniture as may be desir
ed, in good style and at cheap rates for cash. He
mostly baa on band at bis ruimture nooms,
a varied assortment of furniture, among which is,
; BUREAUS AUD SIDEBOARDS,
Wardrobes and Book -cases; Centre, Sofa, Parlor,
Breakfast and Dining extension laoies.
Common, French-posts, Cottage, Jen-
" - ny-Jjind ana otner jieasteaas.
SOFAS OF ALL KIXDS, WORK-STANDS, HAT
Spring-seat, Cain-bottom, and Parlor Chairs; '
And common and other Chairs.
L O OKI N'G-G L A S S E S
Of every description on hand, and new glass fcr
- - - , - . ... , . r .
old frames, wuicn win oe pu? it on very
rejonable terms, OBrsort notice.
He also keeps on hand, or furnishes to order. Hair,
uern-nuaii, nair ana ion top Mattresses. -COFFINS,
OF EVERY KIND,
Made to order, and funerals attended with a
Hearse; whenever desirable. 1
Also, House painting done to order.
The above, and many other articles are furnished
to customers cheap for cash or exchanged for ap
proved country produce. Cherry, Maple. Poplar,
Lin-wood and other Lumber suitable for the busi
ness; taken in exchange for furniture.
nememoer tne snop is on Mantel street, viear
field, and nearly apposite the "Old Jew Store." '
vecemoer , lHol juu.i u uiuit u.
C OLDIER'S BOUNTIES. The new WIT
equalizing bounties has parsed both Hou
ses, was approved by the President, a Ml is new at
law. A three years soldier gets $100 and a tw
years' soldier $50 Bounties and Pensions are
collected by me for tlioae entitled to them, -'ring ;
forward your applications.
J. B. McKNALLY, Att'y. at Law.
Angiist 1, 1866 ; Clearfield. Pa, -
Curwensville, Pa, ,
EXPRESS AND STAGE OFFICE.
This well-known Hotel, havipg been re-fltted
aud re-furnished throughout. Is new open for th
accommodation of travelers, and the public sn
general.'- Charges moderate.
- WM. M. JEFFRIES.
August 14, 1867-tf Proprietor.
C! c o t. t' n o. u sr k;
MAIN STREET, JOHNSTOWN, PA.
A. HQW; & CO., RllOPBIETOES.
3 his bouse having been refitted and legaatly
furnished, is now open for the reception and en
tertainment of guests. The proprietors by loss; ,
experience in hotel keeping, feel confident they
can satisfy a discriminating public. Their bar is
supplied with the choicest brands of liquors and
wine. Jny 4th. 1866.
pLEAltFIELD NUKSEltY. Encour-
ace Home Industry. The undersign
ed having established a Nursery, on the Pike,
halfway between Curwensville and Clearfield
Boroughs, is prepared to furnish all kindsof Fruit
trees, (Standard and dwarf,) Evergreen. Shrub
bery, Grape Vines, Gooseberry, Lawten Black
berry. Strawberry ntf Raspberry vines. Also,
SibrianCrab trees. Quince and early Scarlet Rhea
barb, Ac. Orders promptly attended to. AddreVt
Aug 31.1864.' J. D WRIGHT, CnrwensriNV,
JEW CLOTHING STORK.
Would respectfully inform the citizens of Clear
field, and surrounding country, that he has juet
opened a large and well-selected stock of Gentle
men's clothing, and furnishing goods. Youths1 and
Boys' suits. Hats of latest style. Boot's, Shoes, etc.,
in tbe well-known room on Market street,receor
ly occupied by Wm. Hoffman as a confectionary
and saloon' His goods are of the best, and his
prices moderate. Call and see. Ap. lt-St.
TWO FARMS FOR SALE. The tmder-
signed offers for sale two farms, describ
ed as follows :
No. I is situate in Boggs township, Clearfield
county, agout i e-l a mile from the Railroad, being
known as the Lindsay Stoue Farm; and contain
about one hundred' cres about 55 acres clear,
0 of which is in grnss. and nndcr good fence
with a log house and good log bsrn. and a young
orchard of choice fruit trees thereon:
- No. 2 ia situate in Bradford tnwnnhir, naav th
Railroad at Woodland, and contains one hundred
acres 50 acres clear, of whiou 40 is in grass, and .
under good fences m log hoiue and frame stable,
and some choice lruit trees therton. The' above
farms will be sold on reasonable terms, or rented
if desirable. Apply to. or address the under
signed, at Woodland. Clearfield county. Fa,
July 31, 1367-3m. JERU. BUTLER.
ORPHAN'S COURT SALE. By virtue
ot" an order of the Orphans' Court ' of
Clearfield county, tbe undersigned administrator
will offer at public! sale, on Saturday, August Jth,
1367, upon the premises, the following Real Estate
of James Gill, dee'd, vis : A certain messauge er
tract of land, situate in Beocaria tw'p, Clearfield
county, boingtbe homestead property opoa which
he lived at tbe time of his death, and containing
about 37 acrra, more or less; about 35 acres clear
ed, having a good soil, in a good state of cultiva
tion , and bavin? thereon erected a small lor
house and barn ; also a bearing orchard ou the
premises, and a never failing spring of water at
tbe door. Sale to commence at 2 o'clock, P. M.t
when conditions will be made known by
J. M. SMITH,
July 27, 1867. Administrator. '
INSURANCE AT HOME.
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
921 CuastanT Strbct, Phil' a.
Insures Lives on favorable terms, and will tssne
Policieson any of the Approved plans of insurance
Assets liable to losses $1,221,289 71.
Surplus divided Annually. Losses paid prompt
ly Premiums may be paid in CA&fl : annually.
semi-annually or quarterly; jr one-half in ease.
and one-nair in note, liy a supplement to tne
charter, notes hereafter received will participate
in all Dividends or Surplus. Scrip certificate up
to January, 1359, inclusive, are now receivable ia
payment of premiums .7-.',
Agency, at tne office or ii. i- t-woopa, near-
field. Pa ' Dr J. G. Uartswtek, Medical Exami
ner , , . -1, - August 24, 1864. "
A L WAYS N, K W,
JOHN I R VI NV,
Has just received and opened at the old stand
in Curwensville, an antire new stock of Fall and
Winter Goods, which he will sell very cheap for
cash. His stock consists of "!' !
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Hardware, Queensware, Boot and
' Shoes, Hats, Caps, Ready r
' made Clothing, etc. I
The public generally is respecrnlly Invited to
give him a call; see his stock and bear his prices,
and purchase from aim If 70a find it will be t
your advantage, - . Not-'I, J8-'t
BRIDGE, MERCHANT TAILOR,
Market Street, ClcarfieR Pa.
One door East ot the Clearfield House,
Keeps en hand a TuU assortment of Gents' Fur
nishing goods, such as Shirts, (limn and woolen,
Undershirts, Drawers and Hocki'Nock-tiee, Poek
rt Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Umbrellas, Hats, etc p
in great variety. Of piece goods he keeps, the
' ' Best Cloths, (of all shades) Black V'
Doe-Skin Cassimeres'of' the best make,
. ' .Fancy Casfsi meres, in great Variety.'
Also. French Coatings; Beaver,. Pilot, ChjuacMIIsj,
an I Trioott Over-ooatingf all of which will M
sM cheap for cash, and made up according to
the latest styles, by experienced workmen. Ala
agent for Clearfield ooOnty, fer I. M. Singor-A
Cos Sewing Machines. : - November 1, 186,.,',
Pistols and " sword ' esnes to be' had !
66. MEHRZLL A BIOLEfrVatl;