Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, March 24, 1869, Image 2
i)c Smnurt, jfatrftefb, la., gStarcji 24, 1869. Raftsman's Journal. s. J. bow, cniTORAHDntormrroii. CLEARFIELD, PA., MARCH 24, 169. The Pardon Business. There is real encouragement ia the action of President Grant in the case of the Du puys at New York. Uudor the administra tion of President Johnson the counterfeit er and revenue swindler have had very co ufortable times. O-s asiouaiiy some zeal ous district attorney or revenue officer would undertake to bring the robbers of the Government to justice, tut conviction was sure to be followed by a pardon from the President, and it became cheaper to let the counterfeiters and swindlers have full swing without being at the trouble and expense of trying them, only to be released again. It is safe to say that, if any counterfeiters and roveuue swindlers were left in cotiGneuicnt when Mr. Johnson left the White House, it was becaa.se their cases had been accidental-ly-overlooked. And it is equally safe to say that under tlr; administration of President Grant, conviction of an offence auainst the United States Government will not be a mero farce. "The President i.s in earnest about this matter' was telegraphed to the New York olfieers by Commissioner Rollins in regard to the withholding of the pardon of the Duptiys, and the country will be glad to know that at last we Lave a President who believes that deliberate crime deserves the punishment of the Ian, rather than a full ami unconditional pardon from the Ex ecutive. "At the rate President Johnson has issued pardons for the most serious of crimes, our whole system of United States laws and courts has been a mere farce, and we are glad to know that we now have a President who will be more anxious to pun ish villainy than he will to reward it- The Growth of the United States. In rapidity of growth this country 1 as no parallel among the nations. A cotcmpora ry remarks that the population has been marked for seventy years by an uniformity regular as to enable u to predict the fit -tu e with something very near toeertainty. Each recurring decennial census from IT'.H) to lSt"0 shows a percentage of increase var ying from 32.67 per o-.nt., the lowest, 30.45 per cent, the highest, the average of the eevcis periods being 34.47 for each ten years. Estimated upon this average, the census of 1870 will rctirn the population of the Uni ted States at 42,:'22.731 ; in 1830. 57,906, 308; in 18W, 76 C76,3oS; in 10X. which many a man living will ee, 103,205.880. Nor is it likely that the great variety of causes, foreign or domestic, which have con tributed to our rapid increase of population since this century came in, will cease to be operative, or substantially be less effective before the century's close. American Enterprise. Col. Gowan, the American who recuvercd the Knjjiish man of war sunk by the Russians before Sebastapo , afier all the Kngli.-h engineers failed, has connected himself with a new and promisiug enterprise. This is neither more nor less than the recovery of the eleven or twelve Spanish galleons, sunk iu action in Vigo Day, in the reign of Queen Anne, du ring the war between Britain and Holland on one side, and France and Spain on the other. The sunken galleons contained six railiion dollars. England aiid Spain furn ish the neec-sary material, and chare the profits after paying the engineers hand somely. A Rising Man. A correspondent of the ''Pittsburg Commercial," speaking of the Democratic members of the House who were expected to participate in the debate on the Fifteenth Amcnd,nctii-r:: "Mr. McCullouih. of CiearSeld, trAo u the ac Tcnotcledged leader, will be absent attending court." Go in, Mr. McCullough, of Cleatfield! You've held Wallace's coat tail lung enough, it is his turn now to h ldy-3urs. Speech vy H is. Rcssell Errett. Iu another column will be found the admira- 11 1 ( II T 1, . ... ."-.... v. iiuu A. licit, ui:iltl- I ed iu the State Senate, on .he ratification of u;e speecn oi tton. itUf.sell l-.trett, deliver the I'ltteeiith Amondmei t. It most effec tually extinguished the coffee-pot Senator from Cle"arfield,anihi!aied hi- flimsy attempt at argutneut, and left the poor creature without a shrel to cover his political hid cousuess. The Copperheads are very much horrified at the passage by the Pennsylvania Senate of the Suffrage Amendment. They howl and gnash their teeth, with impotent rage, and declare that public sentiment is very much against it. What do they know of public sentiment ? The poor Cops, are one hundred years behind the ago, and at their present rate of progression they will never catch up to it. .The 'D )j le3town Democrat, oue of the most influential Democratic papers in Penn sylvania, is out in a strong leader in favor of Gen. Hancock for Governor. A move ment in the 5ame direction has also been made bv leading Democrats in Washington. Gen. H. will jrolably get the nomination but that is all Tha Republican candidate is bound to win. ' Our Democratic friends are sending np a 'wad about the banihment of General Hancock, by being assigned to the depart ment of Dakota, but no one thought it ne cessary to commiserate the gallant little Phil. Sheridan, who has been out in that region for a year or m ore. An exchange says that Andy Johnson Hs a fit of the blues because he can't veto Pres ident Grant' inaugural. The Sew Bounty Bill. ' Congress, on the third of the month, pas sed a most important bounty bili.tbe text of which has not yet been piven through the Washington dispatches. It will be seen that its provisions apply very largely to the Pennsylvania volunteer regiments, and for the benefit of the members of those old or ganizations, and their widows and orphans, we print it at length : Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when a soldier's discharge states that he is dis charged by reason of "expiration of term of service, ' be shall be held to have completed the full term of his enlistment, and entitled to bounty accordingly. Sec 2. And be it further enacted. That the widow, minor children, or parents, in the order named, of any eoldier who shall have died, after being honorably discharged from the military service of the United .States, shall be entiled to receive the addi tional bounty to which such soldier would be entitled if living, under the provisions of the twe'fth and tbii tenth feetions of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and for other pur poses." approved July twenty-eight, eigh teen hundred and sixt3--six, and the provi sion of Si i I act shall be to construe!. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That all claims for the additional bounties grant ed in sections 12 and 13 of the act of July 28, 1SG6, shall, after the IstdayofiMay next, be adjusted and settled by the accoun ting officers of the Treasury, under the pro visions of satd act; and allrueh claims as may on the 1st of May be remaining in the office of the Paymaster General unsettled shall be transferred to the Second Auditor of the Treasury for settlement. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all claims for bounty under the provisions of the act cited in the foregoing section shall be void, unless presented in due form prior to the 1st day of December, 18CJ. Loss and Gain. The country perhaps pained something by the termination of the fortieth Congress, but it also lost some tiling it lost .Muliins, of Tennessee, to whom Davy Crockett was hardly a priming in his best days. If Mullins never "set the table in a roar" by his wit, he often as tonished the House by the vigor of his ora tory, which was irresistible. Don Piatt, who writes, we believe, the Washington let ters of the Cincinnati Commercial, says "the best things of Jlullins are not renor ted. The reporters fail to do him justice. He charged down on New York Chandler the other day, on mules, and it took Chan dler's friends three days to dig him out. 'I will stand here, Mr. Speaker,' roared Mul lins, 'till the angel Gabriel snaps his last cun. I will stand here till the pis-ants car ry me out piecemeal through the keyhole. I will stand here until the archangel fires the crack of dwtn amid the wi eck of mat ter and a crush of boards, and Asia tumbles into Africa, leaving the polar star to gleam like the eye of hell upon a mighty void of collateral chaos.' " The Tenure of O.fioe law, the repeal, sus pension or modifieation of which has enga ged the attention of the Senate for more than ten days, and is likely for some days to come, holds all appointments, excepting where vacancies actually exist, in abeyance. So long as the law stands, the labors of the grand army of offi.:e seekers will be in vain, as the President holds that the law restrains him from making removals except for a cause during the session as well as recess of the Senate. On the question of repeal, a close canvass about equally divides the Sen ate. Should repeal fail, the suspension of the law until the next session, with perhaps a modifying section added, will take place. It will be several days before the question is settled. Should the action of the Senate not be for repeal, the question will have to come up again in the House.where the Sen ate's stubliomness is not at all relished. In no light is the prospect for the grand army jot offire-seekers to whom the delay has al ready been exccediualy vexatious and ex pensive particularly encouraging. Late Elections. Hl ntincdov, March 19. The entire Re publican ticket was elected in this borough to day by a majority of about 54 the same that Gram had in November. The vote by the Republicans for and aeainst the Craw ford county system resulted in a majority of one hundred and twenty three in favor of its adoption. Indications are that it met with but little opposition in country districts. , ?"J " .'y, he lch tins county will hereafter be coverned bv this method in making its nominations of candidates. Allentow.v, March 19. T. II. Gyd, formerly colonel of !ho Forty-seventh Penn syvania Volunteers, the Democratic candi date, was to-day elected mayor of this citv. The former incumbent was a Republican. It is rumored that General Longstrcet will decline the appointment of Surveyor of Customs at New Orleans, to which he has been nominated by the President. The reas on assigned ts that he does not wish his mo tives for joining the Republican party to be questioned particularly in the South When he attached himself to that party he was iu fiueuced by higher motive than expectation of favor or reward ; and as his circumstances are not necessitous, he tVmks the appoint ment can be more appropriately eiven to some other gentleman equally quallifi.d, whose acceptance could not compromise bunselfor others. Defeated,. We are glad to see that the bill for the inspection of steam boilers, which was a gigantic swindle, has been de feated m the House, notwitbstaadiug it re ceived the valuable support of that distin guiohed Democrat "the acknowledged lead er -lion. 1. J. McCulloueh. of thi scoiio- , t V Tf WAIlM hava Ka.. - C , ...v. ..-.v. n.tzu i gru-s iraua upnn the people a gigantio monopoly, that was too much, even for the present Legislature to stomach. Kosaouth is said to be old. poor, decrepid and living on charity. Republican Convention. In pursuance of the call of (be Cbairwrtn of the County Committee, the Republican Convention assembled on Wednesday eve ning, the 17th inst, and organized by elect ing S. C. Patchin, Esq, President, Capt. Z. C. McCuIlongh, and John W. Wright, Esq., Vice Presidents, and Wni. Radebaugh Esq., and S. J. Row, Secretaries. On motion of A. C. Finney, Esq., Hon. J. B. McEnally, Hon. John Pat ton, and John B. Hewitt, Esq., were elected Repre sentative and Senatorial Conferees, to meet the conferees from the other counties in th District, and elect Delegates to the State Convention to assemble on the 23d of June next. n. B. Swoope, Chairman of the County Committee, read letters from tie Chairmen of the County Committees of Clarion and Forrest Counties, saying that they had agreed upon Ridgeway, Elk County, as th place, and the first day of June as the time for holding the District Conferences. Where upon it was resolved that Clearfield concur, and the time and place were adopted. On motion, the Convention adjourned tine die, W.M. RadebaUGH, S. J. Row, Secretaries. Chaplain of the House, It affords us more than ordinary pleasure to be able to announce, that Rev. J. G Butler, D. D., of St. Paul's, has been chosen Chaplain to the House of Representatives at Washington city, by the following vote : Rev. J. G. Butler. 112; Rev. John Chambers, of Phil adelphia,16 ; Rev.Gilman Jackson, of Wah- incton, 16; Rev. James M'Kinncy, of In diana, 14. Total vote, 158. If we mistake not. Dr. Butler is the first Lutheran minister, that has ever been chos en to the Chaplaincy of either branch of Congress. It is an honorable post to fill, and in this instance, certainly, if ever, it has been well and worthily bestowed. We con gratulate the popular branch of our nation al Legislature on the eminently wise sclec tion they have made, and Dt. Butler on this deserved tribute to his high personal and ministerial character. Luth. Observer. Shocking Mcrder. A. J. Tood and his wife were murdered in their bed at Leb anon, Indiana, on Thursday night.March 18, The discovery was made the next morning. when Mr. Todd was found lying on the floor with his throat cnt from car to ear and i bullet hole in his breast, and a rifle gun ly ing about three feet from his body. Both h nds were clasped on his breast over the bullet hole. His throat had been cut while in bed. where he had bled to death. He was then dragged out of bed and thrown on the floor and shot. His w ife was lying in in the bed with the backside side of her head mashed in, and several cuts across her face and arms, and on her head. An old hatchet was found in the bed, and an old case knife on the floor. There is no clue to the perpetrators of this blood, tragedy. New York editors who live in glass hou ses should not throw stones. Some of these gentlemen have been lately casting missil s of various degrees of hardness at the Penn sylvania Legislature and Pennsylvania polit ical rings in general. We will say nothing of bow many holes these missiles made, but since the history of the extraordinary bribtry and corruption at Albany has been made public, the citizens of our sister Stale have discovered that they live in such an excess ively little house one so transparently vile. that they are willing to fo'get what they have thought of us, if- we will only forgive them and abstain from retaliatory attack. They know how few stones would utterly de moiisli all their preteuces of legislative hon esty. The first bill signed by President Grant the bill for strengthening the public cred it embodies the principle on which the Re publicans planted themselves in the Presi dential canvass. It provides that the obli gations of the Government shall be paid in coin, except in cases where the law authori zing the i.-sue of any such obligations has expresslv provided that the same may be paid in lawful money, or in other currency than gold or silver. This law will have a beneficial effect abroad, as well as at home, without any doubt, and it was entirely ap propriate that i should be the first to receive Piesident Grant's sienatnre. Female Labor. Certainly they can if they will, and what is there to prevent try ing? Intelligent, healthy women, if they had the patience and steadiness of purpose that men hav to go through an apprentice ship or course of instruction for years, would lie competent to conduct many kinds of bus iness that men now wholly monopolize. There are women now c gaged in carrying ..u:.. i...:u:.. i .i I -"i uunuiiijc, a nusiiiess mai requires as much skill and talent perhaps as any oth er. Maine returns fonr and Virginia two women engaged in this business. That President Grant will shortly nomi nate cx-Gov. Curtin as Minister to Russia, is more than probable. The tender was one of the first made by the new President, and it is understosd that Mr. Curtin returned a favorable answer The report that Col. Mc Ciure will -ir-cmupany him abroad has no foundation in t-iiih the idea having never been entertaim-d. De'awiiH l a.- Ittiit-t iifi tent to it.-record, and its Senate has rejected the constitution al amendment. Perhaps after Georgia and A ississippi have ratified it. and ail of the other States, the pea patch may be induced to do the same. But it is doubtful. President Giant's Cabinet is giving ereat satisfaction to the country. Every memler of it is a sound Republican, and of the whole seven not one asked for his positon. Like the President, each member can say, '"the office came to me unsought." . Andrew Johnson seeuis to have left many little varacity accounts unsettled on his de- j part u re from the White House. It i.s now ascertainei mat tne bill adding two majors to the J udge Advocate's Bureau was one of those pocketed by the departing Tennessean, although several officers of the army claim to iave his promise in their behalf for its signature. Colorado wa nts 1 ,000 marriageable women. A Little f Everything, Mra. Gen. 3a.sk ia W Farit Legal tenderneu Tonr wifs'f kfa for nonay. It i amid that -Naby" will b iade PoitmuUr at Toledo. Goorg Bergner has beB appointed Poatmaatcr at Harriiourg. A smile that foretolli sorrow the one that yoa take in the bar room A nan has been lynched in Colorado, on lutpie ion of baring aiole $260. The Hon. 6ideoft Wellei, late Secretary of the Nary, i abotft to go to' Europe. Velocipedeetrianiatiealiatiniriirnoloirigt ia the latest addition to tbe lengaige. A child wanting to dettnbe a make, laid it waa-a thing all tail, clear np to tbe bead " A Mississippi paper has a "Grecian Bend Bu reao," for paragraphs relative to tbe fair sex. If bieritj is the soul of wit. what a vast amount of fan there is in the tall of a fashionable eoat Russia has just exiled about fort; treasury officials to Siberia, fur robbing the government Brick Pomroy lectured in Detroit, whore the people are so decent that he didn't ) ay his bills A cynical husband says that tbe only good run of luck he ever had was ahen his wife ran fioin him. Mrs Partington thinks tbat tbe pillars of liber ty are stuffed with the feathers ot the American Eagle. A German committed suicide in Chicago last Saturday, because he was thoroagly diagnated with tbe place. Messrs Each ide of the ''ky, Streak of- Light and Horned Snake are coming from the west to see Grant An eminent Physician has discovered that the nightmare in nine cases out of ten is produced by owing for a paper. President Grant is said to hare disposed of an office-aeeker by biuntly telling him, -That plaoe, sir, is not vacant " Eajter Sunday occurs this year on tbe 23th of March. We trust that 'hen fruit" will be abun dant about that time. The appointment of the new Secre tary of State is considered a sadden rise in Fish, and is attri buted to tbe lenten season. . Yonng men anxious to get rid of their wild oats will do well te get a sewing machine Those cov ered with calico are the best. Tbe London Telegraph calls Anna Swan, the giantess, a '-damsel of harmonious and homogen eous, though tremen iom inches. " Women enjoyed at least one right in Eietor. England, two hundred years ago That of per forming the duties of tbe hangmen. Tbu following rules are posted in a New Jersey school house "No kissing tbe girls in school bours, no licking tbe master during holidays In San Francisco a man took one drink of whiskey, which caused him to fall before reach ing tbe door of the saloon He was then robbed. The London coi respondent of the Chicago Tribune says tbat "uert to the Siamese twins, the greatest natural curiosity heie is Reveriy John son " Some one of a statistical turn of mind has estl mated that tbe corn made Into whi?kev in a single revenue district in Kentucky would fatten 2U0 UnO hogs. A contemporary says: "The Legislature of Minnesota, according to a time-honored custom. closed its session with a genearl spree iu tbe hall of tbe house. A man recently appeared in a Kentucky town attired in the simple coniume of a straw bat and belt, carrying a buudle containing bis purse and pocket cou-b uuder bis arm A fiujr,,io policeman smelt smoke, sounded an alarm, got out tbe engines, and tbtn discovered the cause to be a smouldering eigar burning a bole through his cost tail pocket. A country doctor announces tbat he has chang ed bis residence to the neiebboihood of the churchyard, which he hopes niny prove a grea convenience to his numerous uiients. Sunbury had a mad dog la.-t week that succeed ed in biting some six or seven other dogs, before he frightened populace succeeded in dispatching him. It will be a dost iron r plce thurtiv. With reference to the child with no btck bone who i reported to b art rtcently died in Obio. tbe Boston Poxt says tbat by bisdeu-h -tbe Slate lust admirable material for a member of Congres-.'' A " lady," well drersed. very drunk, and with $s,000in her pocket, was arrested iu the stretts of Alexandria. Virginia, last week. After sober- ng off in tbe lock up, she was permitted to go home. Miss Lixzie Boynton, of Crawfordville. III., having lectured on the subject, After 5uffrao. What?'' received an answer the other day in tha shape of an old pair of trousers, a jsxket and a dull raxor. Tbe Bathing Police of Dieppe, France, have been warned not to catch drowning ladies by tha air, according to previous instructions, as the present fashions render tech a proceeding very ncertain. The Boston Transcript propo-es that the disap pointed office-seekers be placed on Government reservations and made to till the soil since tbey expect the Government to provide for toetn in some manner. An Englishman relates tbat he -recently dined in Nevada with an editor of that commonwealth ho inquired after the health of Tennyson and Thomas T. Carlyle. remarking, "Them men kin ling ink. they kin " An editor's experience with the velocipede is thus staled : Tbe first pass it beaded for tbe gut ter the next time, it ran against a fence and ext, it "laid down with him " When he rides now he general'y goes a loot. Mr. Wm Thompson, a gentleman who some time agn, out on the plains, underwent tbe inter esting but somewhat painful operation of being scalped by Indians, has arrived in Chieago Ho carries bis scalp in bis pocket A soldier oi tbe Frst empire ex-Sergeant Logis, is beginning life, at tbe age of ninety-i our. as a ublie lecturer Tbe Woild says t tat if be were nly an old woman instead of a man. he might go to New York and compete with Philips. Tbe editor of the Berwick Gazrtte. has seen a sight. He says it was "doable bended lantos head, consisting of two face', four ejes and two ears " Wonder if he hadn't been poking his finger's in bis eyes and looking in a g tut The Raleigh (Xurth Carolina) S-' says ; "a little wbite boy wbo sold peanuts and apples, complains to one of our repor era that ' lion." ug4r Miller. Doorkeeporuf tbe tluuae of Kepre seutatives. has removed him. and set up a aiaud for himself" A lashionablo jooni lady went into ;iu'iu s book store Ibe other day. and iuqui;ed if be bad -any f-line intestines fur iyrio! purpose? ' She wanted eat-gai guitar sttings. For once in bis life Peter -weakened." and wasearriel oat on a canceled postage stamp. Tbe following t ffutioo. said to be the result of a '-poetical agony" bv a Georgian soldier, who sent a yonng ladt a'-bokay ' while iu erniip near w it ! r" I her borne, is eminently satisfactory, to far a goes, to prove that - none uui tbe brave deserve iba fair..' and hope had the desired effect. Here it is: . ' "Accept this boksy from a feller, Wbo oft has beaid tbe knuotia beller ; Has listened to Ibe fifes a tuotea. And helped to do a beep of sbooten ile has seen tbe war eloads dark arise, Like fifty bustards when 'be J Hies; Who is bigger than his dad, ( And wants to many mighty bad. j " OF E . HON. RUSSELL ERRETT, Stnatorrum Allegheny C"'9- Fifteenth Constitutional Amendment, Ih th Senate Uhnrtday, March lth, 1669. -. . . , - . .. Mr. Speaker, when the majority of this body consults togcilie. and reeolv ed to put mis reeoiuuoii through to iu tbird reading .a t uigUt, aud agreed, in order to attain that euu wnuoui iau, to reirau.ro. . s iio CJlu theretore be taken to the amend nan iu ibe discussion, it was not because ... w....i : . i;.;, .;.. J iiu-.- were ubauted ot their cause or afraid tu uiscuss it. but because, iu oruer to secui e itseuily passage, piudenee dictated that dscusioi, on tin i part, snouia be post poiicu uutil the tesuiuuou was completely miili-r ine.r control ou its) final uassasre. il any jusiihcaiiou bad been needed for their action it was toaud in tbe weak, flimsy aiiruiueutation that characterized all the speeches ou ttieotherside the utter absence, 1 may nay, oi anything lining to tne diguity ot au argument. Certainly no answer was needed to auy logic used iastniglit, lor uone was used ; and the tact that when the ma jority courteously yielded to the Senator lroiu Cleartield au extension of time beyond his halt hour, he repaid the courtesy by in lusuliini! flint; at those who had just shown their generosity toward him, knowing we were cut otf from reply by the expiration ot the tune fixed tor terminating the debate. and the additional fact that tbe Senator from lierks immediately on the close ot the Sen atorirom yeu.ue u. o use out . tu nua.se cries for t he orders ot the day, showed broke out into hoarse i i i . .1, . . i ,ki.,,lui u,.!,' fliuf h rpiititinpii nn that, kiiia feared nothing so much, at that time, as an answer irom this side, and that tbey knew full well we were fully prepared with an an swer that would in a few minutes have rid dled the sophistries of tl.ftSnrnr frn... - " L learjeid. , r -1 I i,u iiAnilAninn nn In,,. ai.lA vprs. vtrv buli, ia tne early part of the evening; they . fc . " . dared us to discussion ; tbey taunted us with our -u.ence and challenged us to the com bat ; vet. when the time came tbat the answer they had been . ,, .1. en challenging was apparently shrunk trotu tne combat, and ready, tney skulked like cowards behind the '"orders ot the day." H e wee silent in the early part ot the evening, because it served our pur pose to be so, just then, and their courage was ot tbe most exalted kind, as long as they thought we would not sti ike back ; but as souii as they thought they saw a band raised tor a counter blow their courage oozed out at their tiugs' ends, aud all their affected borror ot gag law could not keep tneui trout resorting to it to save themselves lrom tbe auswer they baa been challenging. Liike a parcel of boys they kept crying out all night "dare ye 1 dare ye I . yet turned tail and run. on tne erst snow oi resistance. lue wuoie exhibition ofiast night was but a repe.iuou ot the stale and oft exploded aixuuieiila that have been retailed here, ses.-iuii alter session, ever since 1M(J. It ha. imiici'l.j been cuiuurlsed in the cry ot 'ntg er 1 uiituer ! niKter 1 we nave all Heard i, so o.tcu ih..t we can always te 1 beforehand Wurtl ile range ot sucti dl.iCUSslon Is going lo be. It is tne sole stock iu trade of the Uuuioeraiic party. It it had uo prejudices iu auueai lo, it woul't lose the bream of its iiie. 1 et I could not help observing, last night, tuat that there has been a manliest improve- uieut iu tne (oue ot our Democratic iriends. Uar colored citizens were ""negroes," last n ik n i lusiead of '"niggers," as heretofore ; t lie parly has at la?t learned to spell that woid With one g instead ot two : and the poor An lean who, oniy last year or the year uei'oie, was iu the estimation of theSem tor irom Cleartieid, a vile, degraded being, only oue bleu aoovj a baboon, has since so risen tu ttie scale of human excellence as to extort Irom that Senator the coulession that be is wining to acknowledge aud recognize hi naiuiai rights as a man. I his is uiJeeJ progress-a progress as great as that evince J oy the Senator from rayette, who, last year, made tbe mountains ot his ilniiict ecno with nis denunciations of the Cmcago piailorm, yet last night endorsed bearing the suttrage plank ot that platform. Ibe iXuiocrattc party, 1 am sure, is wet couic to our cast-otf ciot lies ; but it would be much better it it wouid take a bold stride, at once, to i ne lrnut rants, and stan I up ma.iiuiiy tor huniau rights, as all true Uem- UCflis OUKlIt IO UO, This improved tone o? our Democratic frieuas to too African is certain y a hopeful ludicalieu to the colored race. Ihey oppose this auieudmciit now, bitterly : yet. as soon a. it is auopted, I have no doubt we shall hud them courting the negro vote assiduous ly as 11 they had ueeu Abolitionists from the year one. and doing it with that utter abne gaiiou of the past which characterized t-heir -outheru .Democratic bretheru last year, who held colored Democratic mass meetings uave colored Democratic barbecues, at'Deai ed to the negroes as political brethern, and lavished upon them every political art to ootain tuetr votes, uown in ueorgia and Alabama a nejrro is as eood a white man. in Democratic eyes, it he voles the Democratic ticket, and why oot in Pennsylvania I Down there ihey have got over dread of ne gro equality, and 1 have no doubt it will be the same m this Stale when the fifteenth amendmeut becomes a part of the supreme law ot the laud. We shall have, in five years from now, to get up affidavits to prove thai democrats voted against giving them the right of suffrage, aud prophesied untold horrors assure to tollow their exeicise of it. The argument ot the Senator from Clear- field aud his Democratic colleagues against this auieuduient may be briefly summed up tnus: 1 It is unconstitutional to amend the Constitution. 2. The people are tbe only ones who can ameud it. 3. The right of suffrage is not a natural but a political right,aud therefore the negro hat universality of human rwhts is a "hum is not entitled to it. 'UK . hat . stride from Jefferson, wit h 4. This Siate has always refused to rem, nize the negro's rights aud therefore should continue to do so. Aud 5. It degrades one race to elevate another. Of there in their order. 1. It is uneoustitutioual. say they, to amend the Coust tution. This has been a mocracy m preference to the new. The favorite Democratic argument. You must people of Pennsylvania do not, I know, be not change that instrument, they say, tram Jieve that the doctrine of the equality of tile Milrlt or its nriiniml cuiKV-ntiiin. rHeaiiA jou have no power under it but what it gives you. It mis were true, there could b no siieli thing as i.iogress, no such thing as a.lupung jo ir Constitution to the changing wants ami circumstances ot the nation. It iuut re in a mi uuateied ana unalterable. like the laws oi the .Modes and Persians, and the Uuited Slate of 1887 be no further dvauced than the United States of 1787, whilst all the rest ot the world is in motion, It this had been the intent of its f ranters, tn ten a in mend uients proposed by the Con-I gress f 178V, only' two years after its forma tion, and inonroraiing entirely new princi ples in it, would never have been proposed, file very first Congre.8 that assembled un der the Constitution, found that instrument so defective as to render necessary ten amend- ....... . I ineiits, ail radical in Iheir nature, and two others were found essential, one in 1794 and one in 1 K03, ail within a short time of its "T?''!0","": ', . 2. The plea that the people only, by a dire, t voteK can grant to the General Gov ernment if is said, and sovereignty resides in the people, 1 admit : bnt the people act through their representatives.- The Consti tution of the United States begins with these solemn words, '"We the people or the United States do ordain and es tabfeh this Constitution." Yet it was oot ratified by a direct vote of the people, in any of the States, nor any of the numerous amendments to it, which form no inconsid erable part of it, by ttie Legislatures of the beveral Stales. Yet it is noue the less the work of the people. Wheu this fifteenth amendment is incorporated in it, the pream ble to tbe Constitution will apply to it i a to all the rest, and it will be true of it as all the . 4, . U 1 . IT 1 ...... re we. me ueouie oi me iuiieuoisies. . . . , . stan,.:sh :t . , (henj no linjUatjon to th character ot the anieljduients ,bat niay . . an.i .. - mft:,,.t:.inai uient before us. Hat there is a limitation as to the method ot its ratification. First, it must be proposed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress, which two thirds vote this amendment received. And second, it must be rati aed by the Legislatures of three- fourths of the States, or by conventions in the States, as the Congress may direct this to be submitted to the Legislatures of the several States, it has accordingly been sub mitted to us, as one of the Legislatures spok en of. It is, consequently, tor us and tor the Legislatures ot the other States to say whether it shall be ratified or not. And this is the only way in which it can be ratified. It is not in our power to submit it to popular vote, it is bimnly our duty to ratify or reject it. The power ot ratifica tion has been lodged by the Constitution it self in us, and we cannot shirk our duty or shift it on to other shoulders, lo subaat it to the popular vote would be an unconstitu tional way of amending the Constitution, and 1 marvel at tbe men who make so much con 8ntutiona, clamor proposiug I ..... a plan at war I tuts lustrumeui, mey proiess to venerate I As to all the talk of our not darinz to go to the people on this issue, it is mere clap trap. 1 dare to do my duty, and to take the conse- Suu ,-. i.au,.Dot B.ra,u VJ.. l" V eopie, or M ,h,ln rt I I..... i . ... 'II... I ' . . uuuliiui vi Liieii vciuitt, sue vuiisiuuiiuii i nasimposeu upon, metne tasit oi passing 1 " . . " I S. l . --I -. , -iT uiinn an amendment rirniwispil liv ftvn thlnls ot both Houses ot Congress. I will discharge that task fearlessly, aud as fearlessly appeal ' . . . , i - to the people tor their approval. it ia uieir priviece tu puss uuuu uiv aunuu af 1 g nd 6&t fied they will endorse what I propose to do. and my political friends around me feel, I am sure, tbe same conbdence. V e shall go to them upon our record, in tho fullest trust that they will approve it. Already .New Hampshire has stioken, endorsiug Grant s inaugural on this point, and her people have just chosen a Legislature that will ratify this amendment elected, too, in full view ot this issue. Iowa aud Minnesota, after once votinc down resro suffrage, last, year adopt ed it by opular vote, and even some of the Democrats ot Iowa elected a negro Justice ot the I'eace. The sober second thought comes out right, if the first should happen tu be wrong ; aud 1 have no doubt the peo- p e ot Pennsylvania, believing in the alien ability of human rights, aud that one man has just the same rights as, and no more than, another, will rejoice in the incorpora tion of this clause in tbe National Constitu tion as a liual settlement of a long perplex ing question. 3. But thcSenator from Ulearheld tells us that the right cf stiifrage is not a natural, but a political right, and, therefore, those who have it can give it or withhold it as they please. It this right is a mere political right, to be given or withheld at pleasure, where did those get it who have it to give or wilnholtif. Where did tbe Senator irom Clearfield get his right to vote? What right has he that any other man has not I And if he has any, from whom did he get it f 11 he tells me that he got it lrom the Consti tution of the State, I ask where did those get it who framed the Constitution ? He will say, "tbey were the people, and sovereignty resided in them." Bat what rights had they which oi- men had not? Who gave them the power to say who should or should not vote? It you say it was inherent in tbem, it follows that it was also as inherent in the black men ot the land as in thetn ; and if you say it was not inherent, I ask tor the source front which hey got it. And I will ask in vain for a satisfactory answer. The only answer that can be be given is that the right tlu j' exercised came from might. It was simply the exercise ot tyrannical power. I here is no escape from this logic It is the inexorable logic ot human riiMits. Either every man has the natural right to vote, and all men have the same rights, or those who claim to possess superior rights must show the superior source lrom which they draw them. ror myself, twenty-five years auo I learn ed the full import of that divine declaration. God hath made of one blood all nations." and to look upon all men as consequently my brethren and politically my equals. v hat- ever rights I had, they could trace to the same source. I learned also that other al most divine declaration, written by the father of tbe old time, not the modern, Democra cy, "that all men are created equal," and that their rights are inalienable. Tbat is the Democracy which I learned at the out set of my political career,and I remain proud of it to-day. I am not ashamed to extend my hand to the hitherto oppressed and down trodden bl;ck man, and recognize in him a Man, created by tbe same Maker, of the same blood, and with precisely the same rights. That is the Democracy wl ich the Bible teaches and which the Declaration of Independence teaches. To that I adher. and I scorn that bastard Democracy which sneers at Human rights as a myth aud nro- claims universal suffrage a humbug 1 A humbug 1" "I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word. And has it come ' t118' "at the leader of Democracy in iciiu?)iiauia umures 111 at equality OI DU- ,nan riShts has no existence is a myth : that one ."'an llas Just those rights and no tner wnich other men choose to give him ; that might makes right; that the strong have the right to trample on the weak, and hts inalienability ot human rights, to the Senator from Clearfield, with his theory of OI the non-exi-tence of human rights, and tne humbug ot universal suffrage from liotolbb. 1 he new age is in many things superior to the old, but give me he old De- human rights IS a "humbug." and I am ready, for one, to go to them on that issue, anl tf've to this apostlo of the new Democ- racy tne lull benefit of btsdiscovery that the Bible and the Declaration of Independence, ?nu Jenerson and tne lathers, were all wrong acKnowieoging tne unity ot all races in blood and in rights. As to the citationsof the Senator from learheld to show that Pennsylvania has. in times past, done injustice to the negro, and therefore should do it smII, tbey carry their )Wn refutation with them. If, hitherto. wrong nas neen done.it is high time to aban don it. This is our golden opportunity to be gin to do right. 5. And this brings me to the mem'n. argument of last night, and th one dwelt upon with most unction that it degrades . . ... u it ucKraues one raca to elevate anmhpr ihot t i ... the negro wiil degrade the white man n phUosophy could be falser than this. Itiaa flt.contradiction in the teeth of human ex uerience. n it were true, it would be most nunn!iating to the white race that thev super abundant in numbers, rich in this world a good, educated, refined, trained in religious teaching.and endowed with the un trammeled right to exercise all their own rights, should be degraded by extending to a handful of colored men the same righto they enjoy themselves..: If it were, true, it is a race not worth preserving. But jt; not true. No man ever did a good deed another that did not thereby do good " biuiself. In elevating my neighbor 1 ev vate myself, and that because in doing m am calling into exercise the better parts '.if my nature. To gather up to myself , rights I have and deny them to others is to foster selfishness and all iu attendant brood of degrading evils ; but to help in brii1(fin" up others to where I stand is to develop tn best energies of my nature. Human XDT neuce proves this. The life of every end man proves it the history of every conunu nity illustrates it.- -- Homer somewhere savs tbat the man who puts a chain round anoth er man's heels to enslave him, puts the oili er end around bis own neck and so enslaver himself. In like manner the man who helns to free another frees himself. Like bets like. To do good always produces good re- anlr nnrt in i'L.i-itin. 1. n if.: - -..5 .i i ii-a ii we are elevating ourselves to a point of exaltation never before reached by any nation. The old proverb has it that "Itight wrong tl0 man," and to do right.to secure equal rights to all men can work no wrong or degrjlla tion to any. I regard this amendment as the itievit. ble result of the decree of emancipation. It is its logical sequence. It flows from it a, naturally as effect from cause. To free a race and then deny it political rights wouid be monstrous. The ballot is as necessary to the black as to the white for his protection. He can have no adequate protection without it. The one great task of government is to secure men in the enjoyment of their rights, and the Heaven ordained instrument foref". fecting this security is the ballot. Govern ments. a cording to the Declaration of In dependence, owe all their just powers to the consent of the governed. This was the ground on which we justified ourselves to the world f t revolting from Great Britain, and this is the ground upon which we justify this amendment. The men who are to be governed, black a. well as white, must con sent to the powers exercised over them ly the government, and can consent only by having the ballot in their hands. I go for this amendment, therefore. I. cause it is right ; because the right of suf frage belongs as naturally to the black as to the white man ; because our rafefy as a na tion consists in giving, instead of withhold ing, what is due : because. havin?irtven tli black man his freedom, he must, to be i. cure in it, have the means of protecting it ; and because by its adoption, and bv it only, can we fulfill the true mission of the Amer ican people, of assuring equal and exact justice to all men. Advertisement set iv , rarer (vm. r mul ttyle, mill be charged double tttiial tates. K nits PUBLIC VENDUE. Tbe subscriber will offer for sale, at Pnblie Vendue, on tbe farm of Judze Wright. 1 of a mile south of Clearfield, on tbe road leading to Clearfield Bridge, on TUESDA y, APRIL3TJI I !. the following personal pro pert v. to wit : Te fresh Cows. One yearling Heifer. Thirty one Chickens. One Hog. a lot of H.itns ani Sboulitcri, a lot of Potatoes. One barrel of Soap, One Grind stone. One Wheelbarrow, Tsio Forks, One bureau. One Dinning Table. Five pair of Bedsteads. One Book Case. Two Eight daj Clocks. Two Stores, One Cupboard, Set of Chairs Douhtry. a lot of geod Carpet, a Saddle and Bridle. Tubs a'nl Meat Barrels. One Mall im i Wedges, a lot of hWiioj Tools, One Wash Kettle, and numerous other ar ticles too tedious to mention taie to commence at 10 o'clock A.M.. of said day. Term mads known on day of sale. . ISAAC SWALES March 24. lSr.9-3t SELECT SCHOOL! The Summer Session of Susqnebanna Select School, located at Campbell's Cbun-h in Bell township, will commi noe on the tb ird Monday of Mar, (first Monday.) for the una of five montha. with a vacation of three weeks in raidsamtnsr Tbe Common Branches will be taught, and aim the following, it deaired.to wit: A Igenra. Jenm try. Plain Trigonometry, Mensuration. Surveying, Philosophy. Physiology, Physioal Geography, Ilhetorio and Logic THE PRICE OF TUITIOTf. shall be. for the full term of five month Jli ard for less than the full term, at Ihe rate of S3 per month All pupils shall be held till tbe end of the term, without special agreement at the time of entry, and tbe prioe of tuition shall be paid is advance. Tbe School is located in n pleasant neighbor hood, and a competent Teacher has been secured. Boarding can be procured for Si per week. Any further information ean be had by aditn itig the President of the Board. Cash Fost "Srm, the Soeretary at Burnside, or Professor Siniih t CurwensTille. J. F. LEE. President. J. W CAMl'BKLUTreair. JAMES DOWLER, Sec'y. March 24. 1869. U. S. TAX APPEALS. Usitbo States Assessor's Orriet, ) N'fXETeaxTH District. Pa.. OrFica.Curwensville.CIoarfield Co , Ps ) Notice is hereby given tbat the assessment Int. valuations and enumerations made and raki within tbe Nineteenth Collection District. Pa. by tbe Assistant assessor under the lawi of the United State-t, will remain open to all persons concerned for exainma.inn for thepa--a of 10 days from the twenty-fiitth day of .March A. D. 1S69. at the Assessors tffice, iu tLe Forough of Curwenville. At the time stated above tbe Assessor will rs ceive. hear and determine all appeals relative ts any erroneous or ezcessiva valuations or enumer ations by tbo assistant assessors. In regard to appeals the law provides, ' That " the question to be determined by tbe asfewor.on "an appeal respecting the valuation or entinifra " tion of property, or objects Iiaole to duty or tai " ation. shall be whether tbe valuation compl'ia " ed of be or be not in a juat relation or propor ' tion to other valuntiona in the same a.seaiEt "district, and whether the enumeration be or be not jorrect And appeals to the assessor si " aforesaid, shall be made in writing sad rball "specify the particular eaue. matter, or tb' " respecting which a decision is requested ; and " shall, moreover, state tbe ground or principle ' of inequality or error complained of DANIEL LIVINGSTON. Assessor of tbe Nineteenth Ii-tnet Q IIERIFFS SALE. By virtue of sunJ j Writs of Fieri Facuix, isMl"d ' of the Court of Common Plsaa of ClearScj county, and to me directed, there will be eIP',,, to public sale, at th" Court House, in the barraiU of Oleirfield. on THURSDAY, the 1Mb IMT ' A PHIL. 1M9, at 2 o'alock P. M , the foilo:' described property to wit: All that loci led and partial! rraded and so finished railway of tbe Madera Coal and ImproTa ment ComDanv situate in Decatur and rVni r' townships. Clearfield county. Pa beginning J Decatur township at the line of and juncti' n wua the railroad of tha Mhannon coal "mV, thence by tbe valley of Beaver run suutbariT through lauds of Mosbannon coal company ver Branch coal eompanv. A. B Long and nr. i Houti. fifty feet in width as located, (fradae chopped, and two miles and one half to sta no No 134 there l .oated. more fully ""T'b',J, follows : Beginning at a point on the Moshaai a branch of the Tyrone aid Clearfield Kail".. two and three-quarrer miles West of thence South 45 degrees and 15 mine tes 1595 feet, thence by a J decree course to rini i I2S feet, thence South 83 degrees S9 West for 2130 feet, thence by a 1 degrse ana minute curve to left for 350 feet thence by gree and 15 minute eurve for' 1750 feet, w t South 57 degrees West for 250 feet, thence j 3 degree eurve so right for 1008 feet, thence 2 degree and 15 minute eurve to right ro'w-t feet, tbenee North 62 degrees and 50 eoinatea for 1400 feet, making two and fifty ei? htone a dredtb miles. Tbe same being anfiois so without rail upon it and t ieldiog no re , or prpfita. Sened, taken in eaecutioa sna old as tbe property of the Madera Coal a provement Company. sheri March 24. . . "" T ttt, ,nr . . KarebV Cu tinned against purchasing or in . interfering with the traea or piece of ',. aupiedby A W. Lee. or with the ricSl'- as the tame belongs to me. Marca lo, ibow.