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CJaKABFIELD. PA., APE1L7, 1C9.
'. The Tenera-of-Offioe Aot.
The Civil Tenure question has at list been
adjusted, na, it N to be hoped, to tho sat
idfaction of those immediately interested.
Th two Houses having failed to agree the
House being in favor of a repeal of the old
Imw, and the Senate for its modification a
Committee of Conference was appointed to
adjust the differences. On March 3tst that
Committee reported a modified bill, which
was at on C passed in the House by a vote
107 to 65, and in the Senate by 42 to 8.
The amended bill, as adopted by both Hou
ses, is as folio ws :
That the first and second sections of the
act entitled '"An act regulating the tenurti of
certain civil offices," paused March 2,
be and the same are hereby repealed, and in
lieu of said repealed sections thu following
are hereby enacted ;
SecTHJK 1. Bt it enacted, etc., Thar every
person holding: any civil ottice to wh ich he
has been, or hereafter may be, appointed by
and with the advice and consent ot the Hen
ate, and who shall have become duly quali
fied to act therein, shall lie entitled to hold
such office during the term for which he shall
have 'been appointed, tmlcfrs sooner removed
by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, or by the appointment, tcith the like
advice and content oj the Senate, of a suc
cessor in his jj?ace,except as-herein otherwise
SECT. 2. And be it further enacted. That
during any recess of i he Senate the Presi
dent hereby is empowered in his discretion
to suspend any civil officer appointed by and
with the advice and conent of the Senale,
xcept Judges of the United States Courts,
. until the end of the next, session of the Sen
ate, and to designate so ?ie suitable person,
ubject to be removed in hia discretion, or
by the resignation of another, to perform
the duties oi such suspended officer in the
meantime, and such person so designated
shall take the oaths and give the bonds re
quired by law to be taken and given by the
appended officer, and shall, during the time,
he performs hU duties, be entitled to the
salary and emoluments of such officer, no
part of which shall belong to the officer sus
pended; and it shall be the duty of the
President, within thirty drys after the com
mencement of every session of the Senate,
except for any office which in his opinion
ought not to be filled, o nominate persons
to fill all vacancies in office, which exist prior
to the meeting of the Senate, whether tem
porarily filled or not. and so in the place of
all officers suspended ; and if the Semite
during such session shall refuse to advise and
amstnt to an appointment in, the place of
such suspended officer, then, and not otlvr
icic, the Resident shall nominate another
person as soon as practicable to said session
of the Senate for said ojficA.
claim that thnre is but little of the old law
left, while the anti-rcpealers are perfectly
satisfied with its terms. And now that the
stumbling block has been taken out of the
way, we may expeet that the axe of reform
will commence in good earnest, and that all
incompetent and dishonest officials will be
speedily removed and their placos filled by
i hose those who are honest and capable.
Spanish Cbuklty. The blocd thirsty
disposition displayed by the Spanish troops
in the capture of the British schooner J efF.
Davis has attracted the attention of the En
glish to the practices countenanced by Gen.
Dulce. The Jeff. Davis was captured in the
old Bahama channel because she had on
board five Cubans who were endeavoring to
reach Nassau. Two of the passengers were
wealthy. They were surrounded by a mob
of volunteers and deliberately murdered iu
the presence of their families, pistols, guns,
bayonets and knives,being brought into play
to satisfy the passions of the volunteers.
The Captain and crew are still in prison. The
outrage will cost the Spaniards more than
they can afford to pay.
A Prosperous Swrr- Incredible as the
statement may appear, tLere is oue State in
the Union not only out of debt, but with
about $1,000,000 surplus. Stranger still,
this State is a Western State Iowa. It has
cash in hand, $2S4,3S0; taxes due for ISC 3,
$650,0iS0;.wrjcbuni 'against the United
States, $3S9,84S ; atakicg its total resources,
$1,324,228 i while its riiy real indebtedne-s
is $3:10,000, war and -defense foods, which
it i paying off as fast as they can be called
in. The Republican rapers are naturally
jubilant over this result of their lonz control
of tha State, as they have right to be.
Cuban Pbospects. The Cubans cannot
be said to want for material aid. They hold
sufficient territory to supply them with pro
visions, and are rapidly obtaining ail the
arms they require. Ia addition to tins they
have tho service of Yankee sailors - nd Yan
kee vessels. It is positively stated that they
have reeot!y beeured the iron clad monitors
which bit Pensacoia for Peru, known as the
Catawba and Oneida. One cf iheutisat
Ragged Island, awaiting coal, the other is
ia tha vicinity of Manzanilio, on the Cuban
Statt to bk Enlarged. It is highly
probable that a new peninsular State, form
ed of Delaware, entire, two. counties from
Virginia and eight counties from Maryland
will noon be established. The proposed new
Stale will have a population approximating
three hundred thousand souls. As it is now,
Delaware has but hate over one-third that
number, and jet"?ws as large representation
ia tho Senate of the United States as either
New York or Pennsylvania. .
.Uav-a LdFixr TlMX The United
State Revenue detectives of Eastern Ten
nessee are having a good time in turning up
illicit distillers. Iron) the number o. seiz
ures already wade, the mountains of that
State must be . more thickly studded with
Oroer wnrn3.thao Ireland contained tq the
palmiest days of poteen making.
Cruelty to Animals.
The State Legislature has passed an addi
tional act for the prevention of cruelty to
animals. This act, which extends over the
whole State, provides for the punishment of
any person who shall wantonly or cruelly ill
treat, overload, beat or otherwise abuse any
animal, whether belonging to himself or
another, or who hall in any way be concern
ed in fighting or baiting any bull, bear, dog,
cock or other creature. The abandonment
in any public place of any maimed, sick, in
firm or disabled creature is also to be pun
ished. The penalty for disobeying the law
i for the fiit offence a fine not lessthau ten
! nor more than twenty dollars, and for the
second, and every subsequent offense, not
less than twenty nor more thau fifty dollars.
The informer is made a competent witness,
and receives one half of the fine, and the
county where the offense may be committed
the other half. The proceedings are sum
mary, and the offender, in default of pay
ment of the fine and costs, can bo commit
ted to the county prison until discharged by
due course of law, which amounts to the
three months required under the insolvent
laws. Wl en the fine exceeds ten dollars.the
defendant may appeal to the Court of Quar
ter Sessions, w,here the offense is to be pros
ecuted as a misdemeanor. In aggravated
ca?ep, the defendant may be bound over for
trial at the Quarter Sessions, where, on con
viction, he is liable to a fine not exceeding
two hundred dollars, or to an imprisonment
not exceeding one year, or to both. The
necessary expenes of taking charge of ani
mals transported in an inhuman manner, or
of removing and destroying disabled crea
tures, can be recovered from the owner in a
suit at law.
The Public Debt Exhibit.
The statement of the public debt just is
sued, differs from that of last month in con
taining full details instead of consolidated
items as heretofore. The present statement
shows that the aggregate debt bearing coin
interest to be $2,107,876,650 ; del t bearing
interest in lawful money, $68,605,000 ; ag
gregate of matured debt not presented for
payment, $6,003.403 ; debt bearing no in
terest $414,413,435. Total debt, principal
outstanding, $2,296,898.538, . and interest
accrued, $39,303,916. Amount of coin in
Treasury, $62,530,865; coin represented by
gold certificates, $21,672,500; currency in
Treasury, $6,802,62S. Debt, less cash, $2,
By comparison with the statement of
March 1, 1869, it will be seen that the prin
cipal of the debt has been decreased $2,573,-
039 13, while the same period $2,915,320
has been issued to the Pacific Railroad
Company and branches, making a total re
duction of debt proper of $5,507,359. This
statement embraces only the receipts as
shown by returns received up to noon of
April 1st, and would have been reduced by
over $4,000,000 additional, had it been with
held until the 6th or 7th of the month as
The Grecian Bend. The New York
Times says: We upheld the"Grecian Bend"
as long as the fhisinniKlA tn.Tioo on.li
fcuoeiui uispiayor it ; but lately it seems
to be going out of vogue. Our Japanese
correspondent says that tho "bend" has been
in fashion in Japan for four centuries. The
spinal curve had its origin in the custom
which Japanese ladies have of carrying their
babies on their backs, and the panier had its
origin in the broad silk girdle which is swath
ed several times around the waist and fast
ened in a large bunch behind. It will thus
be seen that our American Indies never fully
carried out the Japanese tasbton they have
never appeared with the 'baby," which
was the justification of the '"bend."
A Test. Mr. Geo. V. Rogers, late post
master at West Meriden, Connecticut, it is
reported has petitioned Postmaster General
Cress well for reinstation in office. Mr. Rog
ers, it ia said, has . taken the opinion of
eminent counsel, who claim that under the
Tenure of Office law he ought not to have
been removed. There was no charge brought
against him, so the lawyers claim.that he is,
in fact, Postmaster of West Meriden. Mr.
Rogers has sent up papers and evidence to
Washington, and feels confident in the matter
It is regarded a test. Should it be decided
in his favor, it will reinstate thousands in
office who were removed by President John
son after the passage of the Tenure of office
Heavy Damages. The Lock Haven Re
publican says : "The libel suit brought by
.Major W. J. Purnian, of Florida, against
the editors of the Clinton Democrat, for dam
ages, having been ruled out by the defend
ants for Arbitration, was taken up before
the arbitrators at the Court House, last
Wednesday. The entire day was occupied
in taking the testimony. The case was then
continued until Saturday. when it wasargued
for the defendants by H. A. Childs. Esq ,
and for the plaintiff by W. C. Kress, Lsq.,
resulting in an award in favor of the plain-
till, for the cum ot five thousand dollars,
Indefinite r OsTPON EM ENT. I he an
nouncement that owing to the failure of the
statue of the Mexican monument to arrive
Kd time, the cotuiiiit&ioners having charge of
ihe dedicatory ceremonies, have decided to
indefinitely postpone the dedication, will be
received with regret throughout the State. A
large number of societies, fire companies sod
military assosiations had made extensive ar
rangements to participate. The cause of the
delay in receiving the statue, is owing to a
disaster which occured to the steamer on
which it was shipped from Italy.
Gold in Alaska. Immense discoveries
of gold, in placers,are reported on the main
land of Alaska, one hundred and twenty
tnifes from Kodiask Island, latitude 61 deg.
north, longitude 150 deg. west from Green
wich. : Three several discoveries were made ;
tho first oa Kuyak liver and Cbigmet moun
tains, the second about sixty miles above
Sitka, the third on an island, name unknown.
On account of the climate, the mines can
only be worked five months in the year.
Fine specimens of gold dust, quartz and
nugget gold, are exhibited in San Francisco
by parties from the mines, who will return
immediately upon obtaining outfits, i
Twitchell Makes a Confession.
George S. Twitchell, Jr., sentenced to be
executed, on' April 8th, for the murder of
Mrs. Hill, his mother-in-law, on Saturday
morning, April 3rd, made a confession to
RevI Mr. Perkins his spiritual adviser, andH
Mr. Bringhurst and prison inspector, in
which he implicates his wife in the murder.
The confession created great excitement, and
it is said, Mrs. Twitchell has fled to parts
unknown. The ease has been carried to the
Supreme Court of the United States, at
Washington, by the counsel for the prison
er. The following is the
CONFESSION OFTHE PRISONER:
"I went to mv room on the night of the mur
der, and instead of going to bed lay down-on
the lounge and fell asleep. My wife was in
bed at the time. 1 was arou-sed by repeated
calls and ran down stairs, when 1 found her
much excited, saying I -have had a quarrel
with mother and killed her save or help uie
to hid it. We then threw the body out of
the window. I went down stairs and wash
ed my hands ; my wife went to bed, where
she remained until the servant girl arrived.
We were in bed about twenty minutes; I
made a solemn vow to eternal God that night
that I would never reveal it, but I cannot
keep it any longer. I am sorry that I said I
knew nothing of it, but I did it with a vow
in my mind to save my wife. I now make
this disclosure, that I may have peace with
God." Signed. Geo. S. Twitchell, Jr.
FUGUT OF jlRS. TAVITCUELL :
A Philadelphia dispatch of Saturday,
April 3d, gives the following extraordinary
statement in relation to Mrs Twitchell's re
cent anxiety to know if her husband had
made a confession, and in regard to her sud
den disappearance :
"This morning Mrs. Camilla E. Twitchell
left the city under circumstances which would
appear to lend contenance of truth to the
arraignment of her husband for the murder
of Mrs. Hill. About a week ago she visi
ted the condemned man in his cell for the
last ti he. She had a conversation with
the Rev. Mr. Bringhurst. in the course ot
which she manifested the liveliest concern
as to whether her husband had said any
thing to her spiritual advisers, which would
implicate her in the murder.
"She inquired especially if Twitchell had
made any statementment about the crime.
Mr. Bringhurst responded that he had.
Then the wife inquired if ho had made con-fe.-sion,
to which she again received an
"Mrs. Twitchell then inquired if her bus
band had made any statement concerning
herself in connection with the murder, to
which she likewise received an affirmative
"Yes," said Mr. Brinsrhurat, "helias told
me all about it."
"Then," exclaimed Mrs. Twitchell, "he
is a villain the greatest villain on the face
ot the earth.
"She then directed her inquiries to the
day ofexecutiou, asking if Twitchell intend
ed to make any statement on the scaffold.
"She was assured by Mr. Bringhurst that
he intended to do so.
"This brought out the inquiry as to wheth
er any newspaper reporters would be pres
ent, and when she was told that would be
the case, she exclaimed : "That would be
"Since the day on which this conversa
tion occured. Mrs. Twitchell has not been
near the cell of her husband, and this morn
ing bhe left the city for parts unknown. "
Putting up Cigars.
It will be well for those of our readers
in, uik. tuurajftui Iri rne rmr.. no . so.
make themselves familiar with the provis
ions ot the revenue laws relating to their
particular business. Their interest requires
immediate attention to this. The internal
revenue law of July 20, 1868, provides that
on and after the 1st day of April, 1S69, all
cigars shall be packed in boxes not before
used, containing respectiv.Iy, 25, 50, 100,
250 and 500, and shall be deemed and taken
to have been manufactured or imported since
July 20, 1868, aod shall be restamped with
tax-paid stamps. Every manufacturer of
cigars shall burn into the box, with a metal
brand, his name, number ot cigars, number
of his manufactory, district and State, and
shall paste thereon a printed notice forbid
ding the use of that box or package again
under a penalty of $100 and imprisonment,
and shall affix the stamp denoting that the
tax has been paid. Any person who shall
sell, or offer for sale, any cigars in any other
form than in new boxes, or who shall pack
in any box any cigars in excess of the num
ber provided by law to be put in each box,
shall, upon conviction, be fined for each of
fense not less than $100 nor more than $1,000,
and bo imprisoned not less than six months
nor more than two years. The fact that ci
gars in the hands of dealers have on the
boxes the red stamps.or any of the old stamps
denoting that the tax has been paid, will not
answer. The box must have on it the new
black tax-paid stamp.
The Union Remembered Heroes.
Three hundred and sixteen thousand two
hundred and thirty-three Union soldiers,
nearly a third of a million, lie buried in the
seventy-two national cemeteries under the
charge of the Government. This is, let it
not be forgotten, but a portion of onr geat
sacrifice. Thousands of bodies were never
recovered, and every village in the North
guards one or more, frequently it scores,
in its country grave yard. Ot more than
one half of these three hundred thousand
we have the names, but fully one hundred
and forty' thousand rest nndcr mounds le
gended with that simple word of saddest
force, "unknown." Of the whole number
lesi than one-fifth now sleep in their origi
nal beds. Two hundred and fifty-seven
thousand have been removed from the 'rude
trenches of the battle Geld, their shallow
graves by the roadside, the bare unsightly
fields of the hospitals, the Gehennas of the
rebel prison pen, to orderly enclosures and
respectful graves, over whose still and sol
ein rows the national flag floats day and
night. Phila. Press.
Proportios or Drinkers. A StLouis
physician is responsible for the following fig
ures : Taking the population of this coun
try at forty millions of 300 men, 122 never
drink spirits at all ; 100 drink moderately.
but not to intoxication ; 50 are ephemeral
drinkers ; 25 drink periodically,called"spree-
ng ;" and 3 are habitual inebriates. Of 700
women, 000 never taste alcoholics of any
kind ; 30 taste wine occasionally ; 17 tate
ardent spirits; 35 drink ale or beer constant
ly ; 14 drink ardent spirits periodically ; and
3 are habitual inebriates. Fewer women
drink than men, but a larger portion of them
become habitual drinkers.
A Little of Everything.
Goldbai bean diaoorarad in Texaa.
Out in Iowa they ar Mwiog wheat.
Eight day watches are the present noveltlee.
Aluka i bow said to have 50.000 inhabitant.
There are 100 female type eeUeri in New York
Young ladiei are generally honest but they
will hook dreues.
Doabtul Whether a 'toj" by aDj other name
would email aa -wheat."
Rat toap U one of the delicacies of the Cbt-
cee restaurants ia Sen Francisco- I
On Wednesday last. 8ve million francs in specie
arrived at New York, from Hamburg.
Twelve new furnaces are to be erected during
the coming summer, along the Lchign.
Queer, that Grant should put another Fisb is
his Cabinet when he has Adolpb in already.
An exchange says -ghosu are not very much
in repute but are they not re-speetreble teings T''
A lot of freight eais now bein built in Illinois
bear the legeud -From OceiSa to Ocean no trais-
Forty thousand Barmens have become Chris
tians since Or. Judson baptised the first one in
In Salt Lake City a suit of clothes can be bought
for six bushels of oats. What, then ia the price
Alexander n. Kerens. Vice President of the
late Confederacy, is on his death bed at Macon,
The snow in the White Mountains is said to be
1.000 feet deep in Tackennan's ravine Rather
Age is honorable, still we would not advieeour
readers lo select batter, eggs and chickens fur
Forty houses are being built in Corry, and two
hundred more are contracted for. Ahead of
A -'lady" in Allentnwn pawed a spurious two
dollar note on a blind man, in payment for two
Ilring been withdrawn as i4Moses," Mr. An
drew Johnson will appi ar hereafter until further
notice as "Cato "
The pilots of the two river stemvoats recently
destroyed by collision on the Ohio, are to trieibe
A man in New York was on Thursday defeated
in paying street ear fare with silrercoin lie was
adjudged to be insane.
A new woolen mill is about to be erected at
Uniontown.Pa. Why should n't some of our cap
italists ereot one here ?
Henry Ward Eeecher says a newspaper is a
window through which men look out on all that
is going on in (be world.
A case was recently tried at Torre Hants, Indi
ana, in which the Justice, one lawyer and half
the jury were named Smith.
Concord, New Hampshire, gives partial recog
nition to the political rights of women, by elect
ing two lema'e school directors.
An exchange says"though a brave and defiant
elaas, onr Fire Department proverbially gets
alarmed at every conflagration."
A Portland apothecary has a placard in his win
dow, announcing "Twelve emetics for one doll a: ;
not to be taken on the premises."
If yon and yonr sweetheart vote upon the mar
riage question, on for it and she against it, don't
flatter yourself as to its being a tie.
New York has a machine that batches ont one
obickeu per hour. If another to lay the eggscau
be invented bens may be abolished.
A new cell In the Lebanon county jail, is to be
made of boiler iron, firmly riTitedtogether.
A lady in Walervillc, Maine, has recovered
$1,641 froto a physician, in a law sui t, lor mal
practioe in reducing a dislooated limb.
Ex President Johnson baa been very ill. but bis
recovery is announced. lie suffered from a slight
stroke of paralysis, with an aou to attack of grarel
Ihe democratic State Coeumitjee met in Harris
burg , on Tuesday of last week, a ad selected July
14th as the time lor holding tneir State Conven
A man in Independence. Mo , was tried for
stealing a pig. The defence was that the article
stolen was a hog, and on that plea the prisoner
Kew fashioned shoes for yoorg gentlemen are
made with curved toes, and called "Grecian
Bends" Leather breeches and knee buckles will
be the next agony.
The Salt Lake papers are making merry over a
fight in tbo household of a Mormon BUhop, in
which the saint'' !-ot fearfully thrashed by tev
eral enraged wives.
The velocipede mania bas reached Altoona. A
Frenchman is going to teach a clas, ia a xtablit
in that city Wonder if the class will be compos
ed of men or mules.
Greenwood has always been the banner Demo
cratic township of Crawford county. On Friday,
March 2tth, the entire Republican ticket was e
lected, by an average majority of 22.
"lias your husband get naturalized" inquired
an energetic politician of a robust female "Got
natural eyes !" was the response in an indignant
tone, -'yes. begoray, and natural tathe. too :
It is gravely hinted that the ammunition fired
off in Senator Spragne't speeches, is borrowed
from the legal mind of a relative by marriage
Judge Woodward seems to think to at all events
There is an old English statute which prohibits
people getting married after a certain hour of
th day. because such a solemn obligation ought
to be entered into only when the parlies are da
ly sober !
Bedford township, Bedford county, has a Demo.
cratio nominee for school director who can neith
er read nor write. He opposes the eqaal suffrage
amendmant on the ground that ''niggers are too
dumb to vote "
An exchange says that a farmer eared his
daughter of the Grecian bend by throwing water
on her, and then laying her in the sun till she
'warped" back to the old place again Afflicted
parents will please notice.
In a letter to a friend in ew York, Gen. Dix
says: ''I know no greater nuisance intheVnited
State than speech making, and my greatest en
joyment abroad bas been in my exemption from
it" Reverdy sees it in a different illumination
An old lady one said that ber idea of a great
man was '-a man who was keerful ot his olotbea,
didn't drink spirits, kin read the Bible without
spelling the words, and kin eat a cold dinner on a
wash day to save the worn in folks the trouble ef
Tk rublio Credit bill gave np the option
of lifting th five-twenty bonds until specie pay
meat may be resumed. The rapid advance of
qaotations in these seenrities since the passage
of that act seems to indicate that bonds bearing
lower interest could be sold readily at parjaeoia.
Celestial curiosity seekers are promised a nov
elty next Jane, in the re tarn of Wineeke's comet,
which has been whisking its tail through space
for these ever so many years. The advent of this
phenomenon will afford much gratification to all
taking the trouble to look heavenward, at the time
of its appearance.
An exchange says: The "Poor Man's Party," in
Brown township, Mifflin county, tried their hand,
on Friday, March 25th. at the Spring election by
running a ticket, and the thing resulted in the
election of a Repablican Judge of Eleotions (the
first elected in ten years) and several other Re
Horribla Murder and Suicide.
Philadelphia, March 30. A horrible
murder was committed here yesterday un
der peculiar circumstances. Early yester
day morning a man threw himself into the
Delaware and drowned. Subsequently a
handkerchief was found in the water bear
eug the name of Blackstone. This afternoon
the body was recovered and found to be
Bla. ketone, of the firm of Hurston & Blaak.
stoue, picture traaie niaKer,yi z .market
street. The body was sent to bin house in
the extreme northwestern part ot the city.
Arriving there the parties found another
party of police in possession, and that Black -
stone" wife and two small children were
dead, chopped to pieces- with an axe. ' It
appears that previous to committing the act,
yesterday, Blackstone wrote a letter to his
father, in Connecticut, saying that he had
killed his wife and children and would kill
himself. Parties in Connecticut this 2 P. M.,
then telegraphed to the police authorities
here, who went to the house and found the
dead bodies as before stated, and were in
vestigating the case when the dead body of
the father was brought in. On Blackstone's
body was found a paperstating thai he had
been robbed and was a ruined man, and giv
ing this the reason for the deed. The wife
appears to have been killed while lighting a
Ere in a stove, on Monday morning, as the
neighbors beard a noise about that time. The
children were killed up stairs, and carried
down stairs and laid at the feet of the moth
er. Blackstone was probably insane.
Fcrther Particulars. By inquiry of
the proper persons, we ascertained at a late
hour last night that the report that the de
falcation of a clerk caused the insanitv, mur
der and suicide, is not true. The deficiency
in the cash account was a comparative trifle.
Besides, the father of Mr. Blackstone, who
lives in Madison, Connecticut, is worth
40.000 or $50,000. It is note believed thit
the sole cause of the murder was insanity.
Mlack.stone lived on the best temrs with bis
wife, was very affectionate with his children,
and to everybody kind and liberal. He was
temperate, moral and etrict church member.
But for some weeks he bus acted strangely,
thoutih no one seems to have suspected that
his uiiud was affecte J. These, at least are
the statements of those who are intimate
with him, and acquainted with his business
relations. It has only been ascertained that
about six o'clock on Monday morning a next
door neighbor heard a dull, thumping sound
in Blackstone's kitchen. She thought that
Mrs. Blackstone was moving tubs, and gave
no further thought to the matter. The
bodies of the entire family have been re
moved to the house of Cyrus Ilorne, under
taker, Eleventh and Market streets.
The Victims. Mrs. Blackstone's maiden
name was Isabella E. lec. She was born
in Connecticut, December 2, 1835, and of a
respectable family She was in her thirty-
fourth year, and was a good looking and in
telligent ladyi She was married on the
28th of August, 1857. Prom a Diploma
hanging in the parlof. it appears that Mrs.
Blackstone was awarded a diploma by the
Collegiate Institute at New Haven, In 1852,
for scholarship. It was awarded iu her
1 utnitrcii tixuio, aiiu was signoa tiame-s i
Linslcy, principal. The names of the chil
dren were Lee Blackstone and Catherine
Lee Blackstone. They were both bright
looking and intellectual children, and the
little girl was especially pretty, with blue
eyes and light curling hair. The family re
cord, .which we wcte permitted to examine,
shows that she was born January 23, 1SC6,
an! was therefore but three years and
two months old Lee, the little boy, was
born April 16. 1861, and nearly reached bis
The Mcrperer. James L. blackstone,
the author and one of the victims of this
monstrous crime, was born on the 24th of
August, 1833, and was in his thirty-seventh
year. He was of medium sizo and build.
and had black hair and f lack eyes. He was
of an affable disposition and those who were
acquainted with him spoke of him in the
highest terms. The family as we have said
were seen on Sunday morning moving about
as usual. On Monday morning.in the neigh
borhood of six o'clock, a lady residing in the
adjoiug house heard Mr. Blackstone and bis
wife conversing together. She did not no
tice anything unusual, however. The mur
der was, it is thought, committed between
that time and eight o'clock. Af'er finishing
his work the murderer bowed the kitchen
window and immediately afterwards left the
house. He was noticed by the fourth dis
strict police acting strangely in the vicinity
of Sixth and Chesnnt streets, between nine
and ten o'clock on Monday morning. The
officer took hold of him with the intention
of taking him to the station-house, but he
broke loose and ran, and proceeded at once
to tbo Delaware, and leaped into the water
and was drowned. i' --
This is the history of one of the most re
markable murders in the history of crime.
Yet it was not a crime if the theory of Mr.
Liackstone s insanity be true. It was a ter-
ribla and overwhelming misfortune. What
we have told of it is probably all that will
be ever known. It will remain one of those
profound mysteries, never to be unfolded
till at the Day of Judgement, when all men
are summoned to give an account of the
needs done, in the flesh. Perhaps it the
fond dreams of thoughtful men and women
be true, and the spirit of those who knew
and loved each other in this life meet in
stantly in tho next, the Blackstone family
manow be reunited in the infinite bliss of
of Heaven, and the terrible visionof murder
and madness be forgotten in the mercy ot
God. They are all eooe now ; the book is
closed. The murderer lies by the side of
murdered, and the grass will soon grow over
their peaceful graves. Human justice is
baffled but that of God remains. The sui
cide may have atoned for the murder ; at
least it has completed the tragedy.
Dismissed Finallt. The much talked-of
M'Ardle case has been finally dismissed, by
the Supreme Court of the United States.
the repeal of the law. under which that nro-
ceeding Was instituted, having abolished the
jurisdiction of the tribunal.
Remedy for Croup. The white of an
egg, given in sweetened water, is a sure cure
for the croup, according to the testimony of
a ditingushed French physician. The rem
edy must be repeated until a euro is affected.
General Butler, in a letter to the Chicago
Tribune, says that he preposes to treat the
Indians as wards of the nation, as denizens
of our soil, with a right of occupancy only
to such part as we may assign them. Mass
achusetts has always treated the Indians
within her borders in that way, and i$e has
had no trouble, nor bas she ever asked any
aid from the General Government. He re
marks that not bin? can demonstrate the fact
of the utter incapacity and hopelessness of
our Indian system or rather want of sys
tem than to say, on the Northern side of
the indefinable line which divide us from
British America, there has never been a
war. or a treaty, or a substantial subsidy :
and on the southern side of the line, which
divides us from Mexico, the fame is true ;
and in Alaska the Russian Government have
never had any difficulty with the Indians,
but no sooner do we raise our flag than there
trouble, the Indiana and whites at Jogger
heads, and blood flows on the frontier.
The Great Fire is Africa. The cable
nnounces a fire in Africa of dimensions
sufficient to warm Siberia. Five hundred
miles by one hundred and fifty have been
burned in the southern partj and though
not announced, it is safe to infer that grilled
monkey, roast Fprick btk and harte beest,
rtewed snakes and par boilJ elephant, may
be found there or thereabouts in extraordi
nary profusion. If the incendiarism is in
the region of the Basutos and Boers, it is
to be hoped that both have had a fair taste
of the elements particularly the Boers. So
tremendous a conflagration as this is repor
ted to have been is almost if not altogether
unprecedented. Its importance may be
defined when we know more exactly where
it was. The country is sparsely settled.and
not much loss of life is likely to have occur
red, while explorers, now stimulated afresh,
will soon relate the possibilities opened by
Expiration of Terms. The terms of
eleven State Senators expire with the pres
ent legislature. Their names and districts
are as follows :
1st. William M'Candless, D.
Vth. Wilnier Worthington, R.
Xtb. Charleton Burnett, D.
XVth. George D. Jackson D.
XVIth. G. Dawwn Coleman, R.
XVIIth. Esaias Billingfclt, R. -Joseph
W. Fisher, R.
XXth. Alexander Stutsman, R.
XXIVth. Thomas B. Searight, D.
XXVIth. Alexander W. Taylor, R.
XXVIIth. James C. Brown. R.
The Houston Telegraph (Deni.)hoists the
name of Gen. A.J. Hamilton for Governor
of Texas., and says'. We support him upon
his record. We reoognise him as a Repub
lican, devoted to the party of his choice, but
as the only man in the State who can save
it from the ruin which ominously impends
over it. All our cr.nvictions a-e in favor of
the principles of the Democratic party, but
we can see nothttig but ruin to the State in
the election of party candidates in the pres
ent canvass by that party. Therefore we
....111 ot, J' f'v.l l 111 in Maliim Uvppv31UUU.
Advertisements set hp ti Farg- typ, 9OKtof patn
style, mil he charged double nxital rate. JYo tuts
TN THE DISTRICT COURT of the Uni-
-"- ted btates.for the estern District of Pa
Jn the matter of )
STACY W THOMPSON. Li Bankruptcy
To wdom rr iist coscKaa : The nnderiened
hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee
of iStacy W. Thompson, of Bnggs township, in the
oounty of Clearfield and rim to ot Pennsylvania,
within the said District, who has been adjudged a
Bauarupt npoa his own petition by the District
wurt ot said District
apr.I. WM M. MTTJLLOTJUn, Assignee.
TN THE DISTRICT COURT of the Uni
-- ted Stutes,tor the Western District pf Pa :
In the matter of )
CHRISTIAN J. SUOFF, U BaiUruptey.
To whom it If AT roCKBH : The undersivited
hereby gives notice of his appointment as assignee
of Christian J fchoff of Woodward township, in
too eounijr oi v.iearneia, anu ctoto oi rennsylva
nia, within the said District. who bas been adjudg
ed a Bana rapt noon his own petition, bv the Dis-
. . - r : j t . - . - .
i vuuf ui sum iJisiriei.
Apr.I; M M. M. at CLLOCGir Assignee
or ill Kians, a.s
Impro ved Money Dra wets, dx
FAIRBANKS, MORSEJ& CO.,
102 Second Avenue, near Wood St ,
Apr.7-6m Scales Prompt f Repaired.
READ! READ!! -
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The partnership heretofore existing between
Ten Kyck A Thompson in the merchandise trade,
is tbis day dissolved by mutual eonsent. The
book accounts, notes, judgments, and all basinees
f the late ffrm is in the handsof Wro. Tea Kvoa
who desires all that are indebted to the late firaa'
to settle the same as soon as possible, as be pur
poses leaving tne eonnty as soon as his business
matters ean be arranged. WM. TEN ETCK
APr T-3'- H. B. THOMPSON.
NEW FIRM NEW FIRM.
The undersigned have this day formed a co
partnership under the firm name of Thompson A
?n . 11 be P14 to serve the customers of
the old firm, and all others, at the same plaee.fone
door east of the Bane.) where they will endeavor
toeell at prices to suit the times. Onr etoec con
sists of all goods usually Kept in a conn try store
such as Dry Goods. Groceries, Notions. Hardware
Queensware, Hats and Caps, Drugs, Flo.r, Fish!
Fruit , Boots and Shoes. Carpet. Oil-oloth. Leather
and Shoe findings Salt, Plaster, PainU and Oils of
all Kinds, Ac . Aa.
W A will jnn,.HHA L . - m -
.u.uuiaciure ot iiuots and
Shoes. Give us a ea II before purchasing elsewhere
and examine oar goods and prices. '
We taxe this method of returning tbanas to our
many oostomers for the liberal patronage extend
ed to us during the eontinnation of our firm The
VJS p,"n t C, J wi" BOW t" Place
aod offer you good inducements. Hoping that
you will g,r. them the same liberal suppo voB
did us. we remain. Yours, Ac . ' "
Ourwensville. P, , j WM. TEN ETCK
Apr I. 1869. j - . H. B. JHOMPgmt
QAUTION.-A11 persons areheTebycau-
tioned against purchases or in arur war
s-th V . wrge m,l Becoaria t'p.
with nm l0"15 to d u
witn Mill on loan.suhimt i . ,
March M-Slp. jlilEB O . DkbV.
"N THE COURT f Cowmoa pu-7f
' Clearfield County, IV : "
TanaiafaiTa, j K, Jan. Tena, Ue
Josira M. i?itb. J Sui. Sur D.n.rM
March 17th. 188. T) V Etxil.r . - . .
Commissioner to taae testimony in thieae. R
eoort. A. W 1AIE Proth y
I.Will attend ta the datiaa ef tkj .t.
meet at the offioe of Wallace. Bigler Fi.i'..
Clearfield, on FRIDA YjAilSdday ofApRjf
61). at 10 o'clock A M . Lm all A'
sted can attend. I. p. rfZWkTLEK
April 1. 1869. Commission,,,
N THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
Unit, d States, for the Western llisr;.
of Pennsylvaaia. THOMAS UUMPUKET
bankrupt under the aet of Congress of March td
IS6". having applied for a discharge frosa all his
debts, and other claims provable ander said act.
by order of the Court. notice U hereby given.te all
persons who have proved their deb is. and ethsr
persons interested, to appear on the 13th dtt of
Slay 1S6B. at Twoo'eloek. P M before S t
Woodruff Esq. Register in Banxraptey at his
office, in Clearfield. Pa., to show caoe, if ant
they have, why a discharge should cot be grimed
to the said bankrupt And farther, notice u
hereby riven that the Second icd Third meeti-r.
of Creditors of the said bankrupt, required br
ine z m ana ain sections o saia act. win t nei
before the said Kegister. at the ame time t..;
piaee. s. u. AteUAt'UL.s, c'Uik
February. 1st, tSC9,-2t.
Scicnck's Pulmonic Syrup,
Seeweed Tonic and Mandrake Pills.will eore Con
sumption. Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia, if ta.
Ken according to directions. They are all ttrt.i
to be taken at the same time. Tbiy clraan the
stomach, relaa the liver, and put it to work ; t'n,i
the appetite becomes good, the food digests
makes good blood, the patient begins to grow m
Besb the diseasel matter ripens in tne 1 j-.ri .oj
the patient ontrmws the disease and rets wci
This is the only way to care the consumption.
' To these three medicines Dr. J. H. Schenck. of
Philadelphia, owes his unrivalled success is ths
treatment of pulmonary consumption The Pal.
ionic Syrup ripeta the uiorbid matter in tin
lungs, nature throws it off by an easy expectora
tion, for when the phlegm or nuitirr is ripe, a
light cough will throw it off, anil the patient hu
rest and tbe lungs begin to heal.- To do this, lit
Seaweed Tonie and Mandrake Pills must be freely
nred to oloanse the stomach and liver, so that the
Pulmonic Syrup aid the food will make xl
Liver Complaint Is one of the most prominent
causes of Consumption Schenck's Seaiteei Ton
le is a gentle stiualant ana alterative, ana tbe
alkali in the Seaweed, which this preparation u
made of. sssl.lts the stomach to throw out the ks
trie juice o dissolve the food with tbe PuIoiodic
Syrup, and it is made into good blood without fer
mentation or soaring in the stomeh The grrst
reason why pbsiciansaonoteuieeoneamptionu.
tbey trjto do tao much ; they give uie.lioine to
stop the cough, to stop chills, to top night sweats,,
hectic fever, and by so doing tbey derange tbe
wbola digestive) puwertJocking uu tbe secretions
and eventually tbe patient siuks and dies.
Dr Schenck, in bis treatment, does not trr to
top a cough, night sweats chills or fever. Ke-
mote tne eanse.aua iney wtu an stop ui ineir nwa
accord No one ean be cured ef consumption. liv
er complaint, dyspepsia, catarrh, canker, ulcer
ated ibroat.unieM tne liver ana stomaon are maae
If a person bas consumption foours1 the lnni
in some wav are diseased, either tubereles. ab
scesses, bronchial irritation, pleura adhesion, or
the lungs are a mass or l nomination an t rast de
caying. In sucn esses wnat must oe aone it
II not only the lungs taxi ar wastea.oui it m tbo
whole body. Tbe stomach and liver have lot
their power to snake blood oat of food. Not th
onlycnance is to taaeccneucK s tnree mcaici.n,
which will bring up a tone to the stomach :t
patient wilt begin want food, it wilt eigiet tj 1
and make good blood; then tha patient beioi i
guin in flesh, and as soon aa tbe body berths U
grow , the lungs beg o to heal up. and the patient
gets fleshy and well, -'tis ia tho only ay u
Wben there u no Inng disease, and only lirsr
complaint and d v'pepsia, SoUet ell 's fmavtri
Totic and Mandrake I'il.'s are sufficient wiibuut
the Puluionio Syrup. Taka the MsLdrare Puis
freely in all bilious complaints, tbey are per
. Ilr . f win V. ...-! ---- . 1
health'fur many years past, and aow .;KI.. Tli
pounds, was waited awaj to a mere kele?on. ia
the very last stage of pulmonary eunsump'ion. bit
physicians having pronounced his ease ho.s!a
and abandoned him to his fate. He was cured
by the aforesaid medioines.and since bisrecuiery
many similarly afflicted have used Dr. Scbemk i
preparations with tbe same remarkable mccta.
Tho directions accompanying each, make it cot
absolutely noce.'stry to sue Dr. Schenck. unleu
tbe patients wih tbeir lungs examined, and fr
this purpose be is Professionally at bis Prineifl
Offioe, Philadelphia, every Saturday, where ail
letters for advice must be addressed. He if alio
professionally at No .12 Bond Street, New York,
evert other Tuesday, and at No. & Hanover Jt..
Boston, every other Wedne-day. He jfivetsariee
free, but for a thorough examination with hit
Kespiromotor the price is Si. Office hours tt sack
city from A. M to 3 P. M.
Prioe ot the Pulmonic Syrup and Seaweed Ten
ia each SI ; per bottle, or So SO a half doten
Mandrake Pills 25 cents a box. For sale by all
DR. J. H. SCT1ENCK.
A p. 7,'t9-ly J 1 5 IV. A St., Pitt a. F.
Tf EST FA M IL Y FLO U R. J . P. Kratw
. has made arrangements to 1 mpphed
with tbe celebrated -Cambria Stone" Flour, di
rect from the Mil:, and having tbe advantage of
special rates.costomerscsn rely upon slwart get
ting the Beat Flour at the lowest pric-. floor
delivered to any part of the town free of eltrg:
March 31. I8lii-tni.
TeJOTICE OF INCORI'ORATIO.V-B;
order of the Court at Common Meami
Clearfield coanty. and ia accordance with
provisions of the Act of Assembly iu suck cues
made aod pioviUed, aetioe ia hereby gives tba
applsoatinn ha( been made to the said Court lor
tbe iaaorpetatien of "Tha First Baptist Church of
CarweaaTtlW the Petition and Articles of Ae
etatiba having bes duly filed in my off.ee ; a;i
tbe said Ascaeiattea will be incorporated at tt
itoxt Terua, if so etast aapean ts the contrary
March Sl,:t-ti. A. C TATE. Proth'y.
TN THE DISTRICT COURT o the l'm
x ted State for the We&tw lttritt of Ta
in tke natter of )
: JOHN U VAN V. ZJf ITTCT'-
To wbojs it hat cokcerx : The aadesrs-1,
heieby gives notioe of his appota
as-igae of Joha Uyan. ef Baraeide tewBShisv aa
the coauty of Clearfield and State of Penjlr
nia, within said District, whohss beea arfisst
a Bankrupt upon bis own Petition, by ths Pirtriet
Court of said District Dated the 26th day '
March, A. l . l8o.
March 31. 69-1 1. A. A. APAMS. A'stgnee
TN" THE DISTRICT COURT of the I'm'
x ted States for the Western District of 1 :.
Id the matter of J
TIIOt. UUMPUKET, J 7iV BANKRUPT?-
To weoit it mat concaaa : The under!
hereby give notioe of his appointment as es:gn
of 'I bom as Humphrey, of Pike township, m 10 e
eonnty of Clearfield, aod State of PenesyWsnis.
within tha said District, who has been adjs6g
a Bankrupt upon his own Petition, by "!
trict Court of raid District. Dated she J
of March. A D..1MI.
March 31 tt. A. A. ADAMS. Awgef.
The Summer Session of SusquebMns. Sl
School, located at Campbell's Church in
township, will eMmmenoe on tbe lb ird Monday
May. (first Monday,) for tha 'erm of five eieta
with a vacation of three weeks in mido"nr-
The Common Brancberwill be tenant, and aia
the followinc.it desired.to wit: Algebra. 6tos
try, Plain Trigonometry, Mensuration SarveyiBj
Philosophy. Physiology, Pbysioal Oeograp7'
Bhetoric end Logic. .
THE PRICE OP TUITIOS.
hall be. for the full term of five moniha
for less than the full term, at the rats lof f
month AH pupils shaU be held till th "
the term, without special agreement at the n
of entry, and the price of tuition shall be pste
advance. . . i.,
Tbe School ia located in a pleasant
hood, and a competent Teacher has beea seeui
Boarding ean be procured for S3 per w j
Any further information caa be had by aor-
log the President of the Board. Cush Pest OB".
the Secretary at Burnside, or Professor r-niia
CurwoMville. J. F. LEE, Vrtni .
JAMES DOWLKR, Sec y.
March 24, 109 .
t ; hi s