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BY S. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1869.
VOL 15.-NO. 28.
A LITTLE OBOWH.
"Writ it, 0 engel. in the Book !
Among the lambs of my Wr nook ;
One mere deer h" nfrTi
By Jesus saved '."
jit up) paused and wrote It down
Tbn turned and touched a glowing erown,
Oa wkiek the preeioae eemenoe gleamed,
By Christ redeemed !"
Il was our lamb whoa nam was thara,
Se precious and ao awaatly fair,
That oft wa trembled a ha draamad :
6o near to heaven ha aaamad
a ad oft tha angola aoftly earn.
And g"tlj called hia littla nam:
for baaoteona grew hia darkling aye
With baby aotstaeiea !
Ah ma ! wa would bar tared th hand
Which lead hia to th beauteous land !
Bat troops of IUU oaa came dowa
To lead him to hia erown !
Ha want fo sweetly to that throng,
Wa almost heard th wetrom soog
4)f counties darliaga gone before
Cato th thinning shore !
"Pretty good for one day's work."
Farmer Rankin rubbed his hands briskly
together, after depositing in his desk a con
tract between himself and a poor neighbor.
"Pretty good, little wife. Do yon know
low fast the money oomesin? There is
nothing like making good bargains. Pass
tbe apples and cider, James.
Mrs. Rankin looked np from her sewing
with a troubled gate. "I hope you have
not been too hard with him, John,his family
re very needy."
"I have given a fine job to him and his
toy. They ean do well enough at eighty -(even
and seventy-five cents a cord for wood
chopping. I paid only fifty cents per cord
"I thought yon were paying one dollar?'
aid hia wife.
"I am paying according to my agree
ments," replied Mr. Rankin in a tone of
fiight displeasure. There was something in
his wife's manner that reproved him, as he
tched the busy fingers, as they shot the
D'-ed'y with a sharp click through the cam
bric The children had retired, and Farmer
Rankin sat toying with the rich, mellow ap
ples before him, while hid wife kept on at
"Are you paying Thomas Barnes one dol
lar per cord for cutting wood in your woods ?' '
"You will hare to draw it three miles?"
'Ton are to pay Joe Miller eighty-seven
cents per twd for wood cut in his woods,
and you have to draw it two miles aad a i
"Yes. quite a saving of time and money.
Tfiirre, wife : I understand that peculiar
tak of your?, which always warns tue of a
Insure on ethics. I tell you I have done
:! enough by him. If I can give a man a
frt job, and at the same time make it profi
tt'nle to myself, you ought to be pleased.
Joe Miller wishes to clear his land. I am
to rive him eighty-seven cents per cord for
tvo hundred cords. I have paid fifteen dol
Imss advance, and am to pay the balance
o as it k piled and measured."
"It wiH take them a long time to cut that
much wood; besides cutting what they will
he obliged to burn in the mean time. And
!t are the family to do while they are cut
t,nft U ? They are dependent n pon his daily
!hor for ihoir bread. I heard him tell you
that tbe money you paid him would scarcely
tay the boots that he and his boys must have
Wore they can work."
"That U no concern of mine. If I pay
hen the work is done, it will be quite
aough more than many others would do.
Before commencing, they can work out a
ftw days, and earn bread and meat to last
through the time."
"We ire not to be guided by what others
cold do. The question is, what ought we
to do? Can you afford to pay Thomas
Barne, one dollar per cord ?
Mr. Raokin winced under the penetrat
look of his wife.
i ea, but I could not get it done cheaper,
l' that is the least anybody is paying in or
i'Oiry timber, and Barnes knew the market
rnceof wood, and knew just how much I
euaiddraw in one day."
'Then Thomss Barnes understands the
anh of labor better than Joe Miller?"
1 es, I Mve just twenty-six dollars on
the chopping, provided he fills the contract,
M fifty if not. Then the difference in draw
1E and furnishing the wood makes what I
Mood bargain," said Mr. Rankin, with
chuckle, as he quaffed a glass of cider.
.7. rather, a bad bargain, my husband,"
l M.r" Rar kin' wIth hlf "mothered
"Bargains are not to be estimated by
1n ni cents only. If we cannot stand
f acquitted in our dealings with others,
are miscrablv nonr. tieanin nn drnm in-
- i 1 a w
, of sold. I am sorry to see you taking
"'Wtage of a poor necessity,"
"Nonsense !" Raid Mr Rankin rontemnt-
asly. "Your nice distinction of right and
wwg wiii not bear the wear and tear of bus
'They will bear the light of eternal truth ;
ad whatever ean survive that ordeal can
the test of this poor perishable world
. to your expressed idea of conduct-
,US Business, you make it a siu to aocamu
"If there is no way of makiag business
fnnneratWe throueh strict intritv. then
it wroog to accumulate wealth; and if
wrong to accumulate it, wrong to tosess it.
Thus you would sweep away the moral right
to engage in any enterprise dependent on
money for advancement. All branches
of business are not equally eniolumental ; a
man is free to choose."
"Ah t my little theorist I nothing short
of a theoracy could ever bring men up to
"I would hare every man heed the whis
perings of the conscience which God has
planted in Lis breast. Had you given Joe
Miller terms a little easier you would be bet
ter satisfied with yourself, my husband;
you know the conditions are hard."
"He went away satisfied in all, save wanting
his pay on every twenty-five cords. But I
knew he would not cut on such terms half
as much as I want. They will have to work
a little harder, but when the get it done,
they will have more money than they ever
had at once. It is a fine chance for Joe
Miller to pay for his land. I intend to give
them all the chopping they can do for a year;
he is a slow, indecisive sort of a fellow one
of your honest sort, wife. Bah 1 I dispise
such men. They are mere fungi in every
thing they undertake that requires tact and
perseverance always poor."
"The victims of too many good bargains
Mr. Rankin bit his lip in chagrin.
"Your conclusions are forced and cruel,"
continued his wife. "If you can afford to
pay Thomas Barnes one dollar per cord and
you are not the man to pay it unless you find
it profitable you can and ought to pay
Joo Miller the same. He has a large, needy
family, and he probably felt compelled to
make the most of the opportunity."
"I tell you, wifrt, he was delighted when
he cast up the amount, and found that he
could so nearly pay for his land. I told him
1 would give him on such terms all the chop
ping ho can do."
'"Therein lies the wrong. Yon held up
a glittering temptation, that the poor man
could not resist. . Alas for poor human-nature
1 It seemed ao easy to reach out and
grasp the bubble ; for bubble it is. John
Kankin, you know he cannot fill that con
tract without distressing his family, and you
could, as well as not, have given him more
time', as you will not draw the wood before
fall or winter."
"He can fill it, if he tries hard."
"You have made no allowance for any
delays that may occur, and the mere fact of
putting the price at seventy-five cents in
case of his failing to have it ready in the
time specified, shows that you entertained a
doubt, at least, about it Twenty-four dollars
to that poor man ia deal to lose, and there
is no telling what privations tbe family may
have to endure by this trying to fill the con
tract You will pay Thomas Barnes forty
dollars more for the same amount of work
than you will pay Joe Miller, and he is not
half so needy. The difference in drawing is
worth something to you, according to your
own estimate, to say nothing of the worth of
the wood as it stands."
"That is nothing to him, as he is going
to clear his land, whether I have the wood
There was anger in his tone, for he had
silenced just such thoughts in his own breast
Mrs Rankin could not see him deliberate
ly wronging a poor man without remonstra
ting, though she knew from bitter experience
that to her husband her words were as sound
"It may be nothing to him," she said,
"but to you I know it is. He has taken up
a piece of wood land, and to make the first
payment, has paid out the last dollar he
possesses. To make out the required
amount, he sold his cow. In the contract,
you give him fifty days,and it the two hun
dred cords are not ready for measurement
in that time, you are to pay him only seven
"That was put in as a spur, for I want
the wood, and would have agreed to pay
him one dollar, rather than not to have it ;
though 1 expect a man to do as he agrees
I always do."
"Yes ; but you are very careful as to what
you agree," said his wife with a meaning
"Ah! therein lies one great secret of
success in business. I made sufficient al
lowance for hinderances. He and his boys
can put up six cords a day, with ease : but I
will allow them thirty five days, and that
will give them fifteen days to work elsewhere
for bread. I am not so bad a man, after
all, if I do like good bargains."
"How do you make it fifteen days?"
"Humph 1 is not .hc differencs fifteen be
tween fifty and thirty-five ?"
"Would you compel a man to work on the
"I did not think of the Sabbaths," stam
mered Air. Rankio, looking greatly con
fused. He had no need to remark the pale, over
worked, heart-burdened woman before him
that the Sabbath was not in all his thoughts.
She knew him better than he knew him
self; knew him to be a grasping, extortion
ate man in his dealings with others, and she
trembled for the poor man that had, a few
hours before, left the house. She had rea
soned with her husband until reason seemed
futile, and every day she was conscious of
losing confidence in his integrity. Sad must
be the day to that wife, who has a love and
reverence for truth and honesty, that brings
home to her soul the sickening truth that
her husband is unworthy of the sacred plac
es in her heart 1 No true woman can rever
ence the man who is continually suffering
the weeds and brambles of human nature to
choke out the blossoms of immortal good in
As the days passed, the stroke of tbe axe
in Joe Miller's woods could be distinctly
heard at the farm-house of John Rankin.
To him it was simply the clanking of dol
ars in hia already full coffers. No thought
lot pity for the shivering, half-fed men and
boy, struggling to meet the hard conditions
he had forced upon them, ever entered his
mind, as he seated himselt at his well spread
table. He was growing rich very fast ; rich
in houses and lands, but miserably poor in
all that makes life beautiful, laying up treas
ure for moth and rust to corrupt
One of Joe Miller's boys cut his foot long
before one half of the wood was chopped.
The family was suffering for sufficiently
nourishing food. The high prices of food
and clothing were bidding fare to swallow
up the greater part of his labor. It was tak
ing more days than he anticipated to work
elsewhere, and earn the food necessary to
keep them from starvation. Tho fierce, bit
ing cold of mid winter was purpling the
lips and cheeks of his little ones, and tbe
racking coughs, from colds taken by constant
exposure to the weatheT, while gathering
chips from the woods to keep them from
freezing, emote heavily upon the father's
heart Sometimes the temptation to give
up the job, or not try and complete it in the
spebified time, was strong upon him ; but
to do this would be to give John Rankin
too much of his hard earnings. He had
learned that Thomas Barnes was to have
one dollar per cord, and that angered him,
and made him feel all the more determined
to finish the work in fifty days.
"I must have a cow in the spring," he
would sometimes think, as he redoubled his
"I was too grasping myself ; had I taken
only one hundred cords I could have done
it with ease, and not distress my family ;
but the temptation was too alluring" were
the thoughts ever present Then would the
conviction of the real truth force itself upon
him that John Rankin urged the two hun
dred cords from no other motive than selfish
ness. As the expiration of the fifty days'
drew nigh, he became tearful that he should
fail to fill his part of the contract His sec
ond boy caught a severe cold, and was
confined to the house with pneumonia. He
had calculated on the full help of his two
oldest boys. He felt weak himself ; his food
was not sufSciedtly nourishing for such ex
cessive labor. The last two Sundays found
him in the woods, splitting and piling wood
instead of in his accustomed seat at church.
"On John Rankin's soul rests the sin,"
said the poor man, repeatedly, as he wiped
the perspiration from his brow.
Early one cold snowy morning, Mrs. Ran
kin was startled by neighbor woman's rush
ing in, and asking for some remedy for tbe
croup, saying one of Joe Miller's children
had a severe attack. Mrs. Rankin, very
much against her husband's wish, he fear
ing she might take cold in such a storm,
took what remedies she thought proper, and
proceeded to the house across the fields
about half a mile distant As she entered
the house, the scene was appalling. Seated
in a rickety arm chair was Mrs. Miller, with
a boy about six years old upon her lap. gasp
ing in the last agonies of death, while a cry
of wailing went np from the agonized fath
er bending over him, and from the frighten
ed children, crouched in one corner of the
room. Mrs. Rankin advanced and laid one
hand upon tbe white brow of the little suf
ferer, and parted back the heavy locks of
The poor woman's face lighted up with a
strange unearthly glow, as she shrieked:
"Don't touch him I I would not have his
precious body contaminated by a touch so
vile I Do you think, by your hard bargains,
to grow rich on the bone and muscle of a
poor man and his family to sap the life
blood out of his little ones, that your own
may be clothed in purple and fine linen ?
O my poor, dead boy I" moaned the wretch
ed mother, as she hugged the lifeless form
to her bosom.
"Heaven knows, poor woman, I am not
accountable for your misery," sobbed Mrs.
Rankin, sinking npon a broken chair. "I
did not deem you half so needy," she con
tinued, glancing at the untouched breakfast
of baked potatoes and salt to be washed
down by cold water.
"May be you are not; but your husband
is. My husband went to him a few days
ago, and told him he reared he should fail
to have the wood cut at the required time,
in consequence of one of the boys cutting
his foot nd the others being sick, begged a
few dollars to buy the food for which we
were suffering, promising to cut more than
the two hundred cords. He knew, too,that
Mr. Rankin will not want to remove the
wood for some months, as he will not draw
it till it is seasoned ; but he told him he
must abide by the contract and that he had
no money to spare. He let him have a few
potatoes, saying we could get along very well
on bread and potatoes for a few days. Did
he think the bread would come down like
manna ? I took the children out to the woods
to gather chips Trom the chopping to keep
us from freezing ; we have had no wood for
a long time, only what the children and I
have gathered. That is the way my darling
canght his death-cold. We must give him
a christian buriaL How can we bear the
sound of the axe while our dead boy lies in
the bouse ? How do we know that every
stroke would not be riviting a nail for the
coffin of another? O my dead boy! my
poor dead boy !"
Mrs. Rankin covered her face, and groan
ed in agony of spirit Was this one of the
results of her husband's grasping after rich
es? Ah! how many more, as sad, that she
knew nothing of! How little had she an
ticipated what suffering might arise from
the bargain she had so earnestly remonstra
"I am certain," said she, choking back
her feelings, "that Mr. Rankin did not re
alize how much he was exacting from von.
He is not so hard-hearted as to require the
work to go on now
She could not finish the sentence, with
that agonized mother's eyes blazing upon
her, as she held her dead boy tighter to her
God be merciful to the man whose
grasping hand is stayed only by yawning
graves ! How does he know that the death
angel is not already hovering over his own
Mrs. Rankin shivered and caught her
breath, as the suffering woman's words burn
ed into her heart She regreted deeply the
intrusion upon her sorrow. She had intend
ed good, but she thought it better to leave.
She could not speak tor some minutes, as
she stood gazing upon that poor woman,
moaning in her first great sorrow, and press
ing her tcar-wet cheek agninst the cold,
damp brow of her boy. Oh ! ye mothers,
who have seen the sweet lips of your pre
cious darlings purple by death's vintage,
pity the wretched mother, for no other mor
"May heaven have pity and comfort you,
grief-stricken mother!" said Mrs. Rankin.
I wish I could make you know how much I
sympathize with you how much I wish to
serve you, and alleviate, to some extent
what your family is suffering through my
True wife ! she could not give it a harder
term in words, though her soul loathed his
dealing with that poor family.
"If you will permit me, I will go home
and prepare a warm breakfast, and send it
over at once ; you need a cup of tea.
The poor woman looked up, as though she
would drink in all the good and kindness
sb e might find in the face before her.
"Perhaps I have judged you harshly,
ma am. xou look like a kind hearted wo
man. You know, and God knows, if you
do. may I be forgiven for the words I have
Mr. Rankin could make no reply, bat her
tears were more convincing than words.
The neighbors were dropping in and of
fering their services, and Mrs. Rankin went
borne, and soon sent a good, warui break
fast to the family.
Perhaps no tears more bitter were ever
shed than, those that poor Joe Miller
dropped upon the white brow of his dead
boy, lying in his little plain coffin ; tears of
keen self accusation, as he thought that if
his family had not been subject to so severe
privations, his boy might not have died.
"I did not know, O my poor Iamb ! how
much avarice was in my heart" he groaned,
as he pressed the little cold, dimpled hand
in his hard, honest palm.
How much compunction, if any, John
Rankin may have felt, as ha stood by the
open grave of the poor man's child, is known
only to the searcher of all hearts. Ah ! did
he know that, though on the side of their
oppressor was power, they had one Comfor
ter? He who wept at the grave of Lazarus
stood there in divine compassion, unen,
whispering, by nis blessed Spirit to those
bruised hearts : "The iad is not dead, but
Mrs. Rankin wrapped her furs and broad
cloth more tiphtly about her, as, leaning
upon Mr. Rankin's arm, she turned away
from the burial ; for tbe frozen clods falling
npon the little coffin sent a chill to her heart
that crushed out almost the last feeling
of love and reverence for her husband,
though the path of duty lay plain before
her, and she was not one to turn aside from
her own obligations. And the const rast of
their warm, costly clothing with the thin,
thread bare garments of the poor mourners,
was a source of agony to her soul, from which
t would have been a mercy to spare her.
John Rankin thought he did a praise-1
worthy act when he paid to Joe Miller eighty.
seven cents percord for twihundred cords of
wood, which would have been finished at the
specified time but for the death of the poor
"Sunday Railroa d Work.'1
The "New York Sabbath Committee"
have published a little pamphlet under the
above title, which treats of the influence of
railroads on the material and moral interests
of society, and contains the answers of one
hundred and twenty-four Railroad Presi
dents and Superintendents as to the amount
of Sunday work done on their respective
roads, and its expediency and profit The
answers show that on sixty-five of the roads
there are no Sunday, passenger, freight or
cattle trains run ; that on fifty-nine roads
there are more or less trains run, amounting
in all to one hundred and seventy-seven
ti ains aboutone-fourth of which are freight
and cattle trains. Sixteen companies an
swer that their Sunday trains are profitable,
while thirty-eight answer that they are un
profitable; and nearly or quite all express
the conviction that it would be better for
all concei ned, and vastly more for their com
fort and morals, not to have any Sunday
work done except what is absolutely neces
sary. Those companies which run Sunday
trains seem generally to be influenced rather
by competing roads, or by the apprehension
that their six days of business would suffer
if they did not run trains on the seventh.
Slightly Exaggerated. An Iowa ex
change, in order to be even with a cotempo
ary who told a marvelous pin story, vouches
for the truth of statement that a lady in
that village, when quite a child, accidentally
run a splinter in the thumb of her left hand,
and was astounded the other day by having a
saw-log, ten feet long and twenty-three in
ches in circumference, jump from her heeL
Hade up Liquors.
One is impressed to seek a reason for the
numbers of murders and sudden death whieh
are now so frequently reported, and in doing
so there is one frightful source to which to
trace the cause of the evil, and that is the
amount of made-op and poisoned liquors
now sold to the public as a beverage. In a
very large majority of the cases of murder
reported, the murderer has been found to
be laboring under a species of insanity, pro
duced by the fiery poison of a made-up
stuff called liquors. At any corner you may
find a compounder of poisons, and it is too
tempting a business to be easily prevented.
Ten cents worth of strychnine or other
poisonous drugs will impart to a barrel of
beer double tbe strength of that value of
hops, and with the present skill in chemical
cal preparations, hardly a gallon of pure li
quor is necessary to produce thousands of
gallons. The city is flooded with these poi
sons, called by all sorts of names. The best
brands of champagne are wholly produced
in this country in such perfect imitations,
that the genuine cannot be detected if per
chance a bottle should be mixed with it
The California wines offered for sale are
very large, but the made up manufacture of
certain establishments in this city. So with
other wiues and liquors. Nor are these ex
aggerated statements ; they can be verified
any day by the assessors of internal revenue,
and the examination of the liquor. But can
nothing be done to stop this wholesale poi
soning of the community ! Must every man
who takes a glass of wine become a possible
murderer, an insane homicide? The evil is
one which cannot be overlooked. N. Y.
A Dutchman Opposed to Insurance.
A certain Dutchman, owner of a houe.
had effected an insurance on it of eight hun
dred dollars, although it had been worth much
less. The house burnt down, and this Dutch
man claimed the full amount for which it
had been insured : but the officers of the
company refused to pay any more than its
actual value about six hundred dollars. He
expressed his dissatisfaction in powerful
broken English, interlading his remarks with
some choice Teutonic. oaths :
"If you wish it," said th e cashier of the
insurance company, "we will build you a
house larger and better than the one burned
down, as we are positive it cau be done for
even less than six hundred dollars." To this
proposition the dutch man objected, and
was at last compelled to take the six hun
dred dollars. Some weeks after he had re
ceived the money, he was called upon by
tbe same agents, who wanted bim to take a
rolic-y of life insurance on himself or on his
wife. "If you insure your wife's life for
$2,000," the agent said, "and she should
die, you would have tbe sum to solace your
"Get out" exclaimed the Dutchman. "You
'scurance fellers ish all teifs ! If I insure
my vife, and my vife he dies, and I goes to
de office to git my two thousand dollars, do I
gitt all de money ? No, not quite. You
vill say to me : 'She' van't vorth two thous
and dollars ; she vas vorth about six hun
dred dollars. If you don't like to take six
hundred dollars, vill git you a bigger and a
Soup Growing on Treea.
Soup berries are to be found in immense
quantities throughout Alaska, They grow
on a bush about the same in appearance as
whortleberries. When ripe they are red, of
a juicy and quinine taste, and general bien
nial. One quart taken and placed in a tub
the size of a bushel, when stirred, will com
pletely fill the tub with froth, and the more
it is stirred with the naked hand and arm
the stiller it becomes, until you can cut it
with a knife. It is eaten with horn or wood
en epoon.-s all the family sitting around the
tubs. It is undoubtedly an acquired taste,
but the commodity is much sought for. The
froth is of a beautiful pink color. Green
berries will make nearly the same amount of
froth, but is of white color and is not so
highly flavored. Foreigners stir it with port
or sherry wines,and add sugar.in which case
it is a delicious luxury. Large quantities
are dried, by being placed in a tub with
their leaves, forming a cake, which is placed
on wicker tables, with lighted fires under
and the sun overhead. When dried they
will keep in a dry place for some years. The
dried berries are black and look dirty. A
piece two inches square, beaten in a water
pool, will fill it full of froth of a dark pink
"Pa," said a young hopeful the other day,
"didn't I hear you say you wanted a cider
"Yes, my son; where can I get one?"
asked the parent
"Why you jest try Jake Stokes. By the
way he hugged sister Sal the other night
out by the gate, I should think be might be
about the thing you want"
Sal suddenly left to see to things in the
kitchen, and the old gent recollected that he
had not "seen to the piece of fence that
neighbor Jones' critters broke down t'other
The Chicago Post asks the curious ques
tion, "shall fashionable women be allowed
to vote?" Arguing from the fact that sav
age nations are particularly fond of trinkets
and bright ornaments the editor concludes
that a fashionable woman is but a step or two
above the South Sea Islander who eats his
Not having heard from the debating soci
eties in relation to the conundrum, , 4 Why
do hens always lay eggs in the day-time ?" a
oo temporary answers, "Because at night
they are roosters." '
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Sinking or Fluttering at the Pitof the Stomach,
Swimming of the Head, Hurried or Difficult
Breathing, Fluttering at th Heart, Choking or
Poffoeating Sensations when In a Lying Posture
Dimnesa of Vision, Dots or Webs before the Sight.
Dull Pain la tha Head, Deficiency of ParapUa
tion. Yellowness of the Skin and Eyes, Pain in
th Side, Baca, Chest, Limbs, etc., Sadden flush
es of Heat, Burnijg in the Flesh , Constant im
aginings of Enl.and great depression of Spirits.
The aufferer from 'heae d iseases should exercise
the greatest caution in tbe selection of a remedy
fur his ease, purchaa'ng only that which he is as
sured from bis inves ligations and inquiries'
possestes true merit. is skilfully compound
ed, is free from injurious ingredidenla, and baa
established for itself a reputation for th cur of
these diseases. In this eonnnection w would
submit those well-known remedies
Hoo land's (xtrmaH Bitters, and HooJUintCs
(German. Tonirt prepared by Dr. C. 2d.
Jacison, Pkiiadelphus, Pa.
Twenty-two years since they were first intro
duced into this country from Mcrmssj, daring
which time they have undoubtedly psrformed i
more euros, and benefitted suffering humanity to
a greater extent, than any other remediea known
to th publio.
These remediea will effectually cure Liver Com
plaint, Jaundice, Dya pupsia.Chronicor Ner
vous Debility, Chron lo Diarrhoea, Disease of
the Kidneys, and all Diaeasea arising from a dis
ordered Liver, Stomach, or Inteatinea.
Rrsul ting from any cause whatever; prostration
of tbe syttem. induced by severe labor,
hardships, exposure, fevers, etc.
There is no medicine extant equal to these rem
ediea inauch eaaea. A tone and vigor is imparted
to th whole aystem, th appetite ia atrengthed,
food is enjoyed, tbe stomach digests promptly. the
blood is purified, tbe complexion becomes sound
and healthy, th yellow ting ia eradicated from
th eyes, a bloom is given to tha cheeks, and the
wk and nervous invalid becomes a strong and
PERSONS ADVANCED IN LIFE,
And feeling th hand of time weighing heavily
upon them, with all Its attendant ills. will find in
the use of this BITTEKS. or th TONIC, an elixer
that will initil new 'if into their veins, restore
in a measure the energy and ardor of more youth
ful days. build up their shrunken forms, and give
h.-alth and happiness to their remaining years.
tt ia a well established fact that fully one-half
of the female portion of our population are sel
dom in tbnjoymnt of good health ; or, to
use their own expres J- sion," never feel well."
They are languid, devoid of all energy, extreme
ly nervoua, and havd no appetite. To this class
of persons the BITTEKS, or th TONIC, ia ape
WEAK AND DELICATE CHILDREN
Are made strong by th us of either of these
remedies. They will cur every oase of MARAS
MUS, without fail.
Thousands of certificates have accumulated in
tbe bands of the proprietor, but space will allow
of the publication of but a few. Tbose.it will be
observed, are men of note and of such standing
that they must believed.
Hon. Grtrgr W. Woodward, Chitf Jnstirs oj
th Suproms theirs or rettn a, vrttt :
Philadelphia. March 16, 1867.
good tonio, useful in diseases of th diges
tive organa, ana oi great oenent in cases oi a
bility. and want of nervous action in the aystem
Yours truly, OEO. W WOODWARD."
Ho James Thompmm, Jndgt of tht Suprem
Philadelphia, April 23. 1966.
"I consider 'Hoofland's German Bitters' aesa
abl tnsdians in case rf attacks ot Indigestion or
Dyspepsia. I oan certify this from my experi
ence of it. Yours, with respect.
From Rrv. Josrph TT. Kmttard. D. D., Pastor
of tho Tenth Baptist Ckitrrh, Philadelphia.
Dr. Jatlson Dear Sir: I hav been frequent
ly requested to connect my nam with rommn
dationa f different kinds of medicine, bat re
garding th practice as out of my appropriate
sphere, I hav in all ease declined: but
with a clear proof in JN' varioua instances and
particularly in my own family, of th usefulness
of Dr. Hoofland'a German Bitters. I depart for
once from my usual course, to express my full
conviction Vo,for general drbihty of the myitrm.
and espeeially for Liver Complaint, it s at safe
and valuable prtparat'on. In some ease it may
fail, but usually. 1 doubt not, it will be very ben
eficial to those wbo suffer from tha above causes
Yours, very respectfully,
J. H. EENNARD.8th.bel Coatesst.
From Rev. E. D. Fendall, Assistant Editor
Christian Chromsrla, Philadelphia.
I hav derived decided benefit from th use of
Hooflanda German Bitters, and feel it my piivil- 1
ege to recommend them aa a mast valuable tonie,
to all wh are suffering from general debility or
from diaeaaea arising from derangement of th
livr. Yr truly. D. FENDALL.
Hoofland's German Remediea are counterfeited
Be that th aigoitnr of C. at. JACKSON is ea
th wrappar of each bottle. All other are
counterfeit Prinel -- pal Ofae and Manufac
tory at th German Medicine Stnre.No. 631 ARCH
Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
CHARLES M. EVANS. Proprietor.
Formerly C. M. JACK BON Co.
Hoofland's German Bittera, rer bottle, SI 06
Hoofland'a Grmaa Bitters, half dosea, 4 M
Hoofland's German Tonic put up in quart bottle
91 50 per bott, or half dosen for 7 M.
ty Do not forgot to axamin wall th arttel
yew ouy, ia order to get tne genuine.
I For sal
by A. I.
SHAW Agent Clearfield Pa
v April JXIS
fJRAPE VINES FOR 8 ALE. Alhk
leading hardy Tarieties of first quality
Concord Cuttings, $!. per hundred.
Order solicited as sooa as convenient aad 1114
In eotatloa. by A W.HILDB,
pURE BUCK LEAD, eoual in troafity to
English white lead : Oils, Faints and
V araishes of all kinda ; Gold leaf ia nook, and
bronies. for sale by A. 1. SHAW.
Clearfield, October IS, 18S7.
WHIZ OLD ESTABLISHED FIRM.
1. J. RICHARDSON a CO.,
126 Market Street, Philadelphia. are tha largest
Manafacturina Collection an W k e laeele Deal
ers ia Fruits. Sou, A , ia th United cHatea.
March 4, 1868-ly.
FRONT STREET, PHILIPSBURG, PA.
1 will impeach any on who say I fail t glv
direct aad personal attention to all oar customers,
or fail'to cause them to rejoice over a well far
nirhed table, with clean room and sew beds,
where all may feel at home and th weary be at
rest. New stabling attached.
Phllipsburg, Sep. 2, '68. JA8. H.GALER.
JEW BOOT AND SHOE SHOP.
Market Street, nearly oppoaite th residence of
11. B. Swoop. Esq.,
Would respectfully announce to th eitiaens ef
Clearfield and vicinity, that he has opened a
BOOT AND SHOE 8U0P, ia th building lately
occupied by J. L. Cuttlo.as alawoffloe.and that he
ia determined not to b oatdon either in aualitr
of work or prices. Special attention given to th
manufacture ot aewed work. Frenea Kip aad
Calf Skins, of th best Quality, alwaya oa hand.
Give him a call. I June 24, '64.
BOOTS AND SHOES
Made to Order at the Lowest Rates.
The undersigned would respectfully invite tha
attention of tbe oitltens of Clearfiel J and vicini
ty, to give him a caJI at hia ahop oa Market St.,
nearly opposite Hartswick A Irwin' drug etore,
where he is prepared to tnak or repair any thlsg
in his tin.
Orders entrusted to him will be executed with
promptness, strength and neatness, and all work
warranted as repreaented.
I have bow on hand a atock of extra freaeh
calf skins, superb gaiter tops, A., that I will
nnisa up at tne lowest n gores.
June 13th, 1SS6.
IGARS AND TOBACCO.
MAHcracroaaa aan Wholesale sap Rbtau.
DsALaa im Cisaaa asd Tobacco,
Would respeotfullv announce that ha ha remov
ed to the large and eomenodioua store-room, op
posite tne residence or tt js ewoop, ea., whera
be haa opened a general assortment of Tobaoco,
Cigara.ete.. which he ia prepared to sell, wholesale
or retail, at reasonable prices. . k , .
His eisrars are made of tae very -- ,
and in atyle of maaufaetar will compare with
those of any other establishment.
He haa always on hand a superior article of
chewing and smoking tobaccos, to which h di
rects th attention of '-lovers of th weed."
Merchant and Dealer, throughout th county
aupplied at tha loweat wholesale price.
Call and examine hia atock when yoa eeme to
Clearfield. Jan 16, 166S.
JEW STORE AND SAW MILL,
AT BALD HILLS.
Th undersigned, having opaned a larg and
well (ejected stock of goods, at Bald Hills, Clear
field county, respectfully solicit a share of pabli
Their atock mbraee Dry Good. Groceries,
Hardware. Queenawara.Tio-ware, Boots aad Shoe,
Hats and Caps, -jeady-made Clothing, aad a gea
ral assortment of Notiona, ete.
They always keep on hand tha beet quality f
Flour, and a variety of Feed
All goods sold cheap for cash, or exchanged for
approved eountry prodnc.
Having also rooted a Steam Saw Mill, thy ar
Sredared to saw all kinda of lumber to rdr.
rder solicited, and punctually filled.
Nov. 20, 1867. F. B. A A. IRWIN.
Clearfield county, Penn'a.
Th endersigned having ercted, daring the
paat summer, a large and eommodioas store room,
is now engaged ia filling it np with new aad
select assortment of Fall and Winter foods, whieh
he offer to tbe publio at prices to rait th times.
His stock of Mens' and boys' alothiag is uaaaual
ly extensive, and i offered to ustomra at from
S 1 0 to 320 for a whole suit. Floar, Salt, aad Gro
ceries, of every kind, a complete assottmeat;
Stovaa and Stove-pipe, a heavy stock ; Boots and
Shoes, Hata and Cape, in great variety : Lad lea'
dreaa goods, furs, aad ether fancy goods, together
with aa endlesa assortment of notion toe tedious
to enumerate, alwaya ea hand, and aor sale eery
cheap. Prints at 16 cents a yard.aad other gesda
ia proportion. Now is tha time to bay.
Country produce ef every kind, at th highest
market prices, will be taken la exchange for
goods; aad even Greenbacks will not he) refused
for any article ia store. Examine my ateek be
fore yoa buy elsewhere.
Ootober 36.1 867. H . 8 WAIT.
JUST IN TIM I!
THE NEW GOODS AT
A. K. WRIGHT & SONS,
Having just returned from tha eastern allies
we are now opening a full stoea ef aeaaeaabla
goods, at oar rooms on Second street, to whieh
they respectfully invite the attention of th pah
lie generally. Our assortment is unsurpassed
in this aeorion. and ia being sold vrv lw far
cash. Th tock eoaaists in pari of
of th bestuJUy.weh aa Print. Delaiaea-Alna-
es. Merinos Ginghams; Muslins, blahd and
unbleached ; imutng Tickings, ottoi aad woo
Flaanela, Caaaiman, Ladiea' Shawl. Ceata. Bs-
bia. Hoods, Hoop skirts, Balmorals, A.. A., all
of wMch will be sold tow roa casb. Also, a fine
assortment of tbe beat of -
consisting of Drawer and Shirt, Hat aad Caps,
weiiaia cnoes, xtaaaxsreaierti cravats, etc.
Also, Raft Rope. Doe; Ron, Raltlna Angara
aad Axes. Nail aad Spike, Tinware, Lamp aad
Lamp wicks and chimneys, etc., et. . .
rise, and spices of all kinds. Ia short, a general
assortment of every thing usually kept la a retail
tor, all eheaf for cosA, ar approved aewatry
GROUND AND UNGROUSD SPICES. Cifrsa
English Currant, Fsasess Ceffee. aad Viaav
gar ot th beat quality, for sal by
Jan. 10. HARTSWICK A IRWIJf.
CSICAL GOODS.vloIiasJataev fifes olareeot.
. accord eon, ttaliaa striae, galtar strinca.
clarionet reeda. marie mbt. fasuaeslsa bssss.
tor ssu syj.r. LKAiiiaApat ia riaao astsl
erg. Jaaaary , IMf.