Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, April 21, 1869, Image 2
g (je affsmcm's ourttaf, gfmrftcfb, a., JprU 21; 1869. "fiaftsmaas 3f carnal. a. J. bow. eniTirn AsnraorairTOB. CLEARFIELD, PA.. APR1L21, 1st 9. The Alabama Treaty Snmner's Speed). 8eoator Sumner male his Ions erjwctetl report nfon the Alabama trcntj. in cxecu live 8ion on Tuesday, April l&h, and ac companied it with a forcible and convincing speech, to whidi the Senate gave very earn est attention. Senator Sttrunc-r's muin ob je tinns to the tr aty :im briefly : Thit the treaty did not rise to the dignity of tie questions involved that it only propose the settlement of th.; claims of privj'e indi idaals, while a propter treaty on lh-i sub jecta nhouM eonsid. r the in-u!t and injury to oar national sovee'enry that American commerce had beep driven from the sea that the danger from British pirates and consequent ii:ror-od rates ot insuranre had changed the trade from American vcshjIs to the English or those ol neutral nations that our ship ha I rotted at their vhrve. that onrship yard. hud Wen idle, at d trade in all its brantdvM hud been depressed by England's action that the loss to the ship ping interest alone hi I Wen more than one hundred millions that by England recog nizing tins reliels a bctigerenu the war had been proloirrc ) at the cost of niuuh treasure anl many preeiom livos ml hinw the mere payment for the: four ship dostroyd by piratu could n't so; tie tha matter. Mr. Stunner leu nothing to It; desired in the way of a clear exposition of the uiurits of the caso as seen from thj A iieriean utand point. No on pretending to a knowledge of the sa-iti'ii 'nts of the people jrenerally will pretund to say that he did not set forth the views of the reflecting portion of the nation. There never was an interference oa the part of nation in the affairs of another so utterly unjustifiable as the course of England" tov.irds lbs United States dur ing our late conflict of arms. The rebellion was the natural outgrowth of, and had fur its object the ma:ntenan? of a barbarous institution lieo,.':tihed to uv-i by Ureal Rrit aiu, an J hence hsr co-.irse, whether viewed from a moral or international .standpoint, moat tsiriko tlia iui partial observer as unwar- rantaole and without exciuse, and t to be adjudicated by the Matplo payment of a ee.tain sum ot money for bo many ships, but that, in addition, she is entitled to make satisfactory reparation tor her infraction of her international obligations. Mr. Sumner's ppeeeh was pacific throughout, uu 1 he was eompliuiented by the entire Senate uj on losing his remarks with one exemption which indicates that that body desires the -elllctuent of the diflereui-e.i between the two nations to be iiud. in a spirit of amity, ami tree Iron, all prejuUtee and passion. At first ih Governorship of Tennessee was That Mr. Sumner's speech was in accord j was suggested as the motive ; then the Sen with the true sentiments of th. Senate of j torsnlt ; i.ut now it i, believed that nothing the Lotted State-, it is only necessary to J short of the Presidency itself wiil satisfy state that after its close the Alabama treaty j .Mr. J0,n,0!1. His efforts in reorganizing WMdofeatedbythecnormousvoteofnltoI. j ,hc party in the South will have his signifi Andtherejecf..n..t the treaty by such a de- Ci,nc.t. . and this is the interpretation of the cisive majority ,n the Sc .ate is tlnr severest j wnaerful egotism and selt laudation in relink thai Mr. Seward, Beverdy Johnson, j whIch he constantly indulges. uu .iii-ay lioousou couiu possibly receive, and the strongc.-t assurance that President Grant's administration wiil bo marked by a strong foreign policy that there will be no wore trucklinc to, nor lowering of our na tional flag to the whims of England. But, notwi h-tanding this almost unanimous ae tien of the Senate in rejecting the treaty, it does not necessarily follow, as some timid persons are wont to believe, that wo are on the point of declaring war against England, or that war will ultimately be the result, but merely shows that we know our rights and that we are ready to maintain those rights that the honor of the nation, as wed as the questi n of duBtas and cents, must be tak- en in to consideration in th; settlement of j the Alabama claims. That's all. j 1 FiTTtxo End to Kobbf.rv. The Cin- ciiinau ii.uTtiii iasi wect sjys : auies i Brown, one of the robber of the Treasury -fp. i . - , . , . , : Of Coshocto.oounty ,n I.,S, was convicted ; seven I days ago. Brown, a banker, con-j spired with Ketchum, the Treasurer, to I take the county money, about S2,000, and ' to give it the appearance of a robbery, Kitchum was left in the office hound and j gagged. He was a Djuswrai. and there i was then a Democratic legislature in Ohio, ; a visitation win- ii comes once in ten years, which in most nspicious haste pissed an act to relieve the Treasurer. Upon this he had the effrontery t,i sue the Strife Jnnrwl for : because it commented on the suspicions ' circumstances and remonstrated azainst this ' ha-ty action. This suit was continued along , for years an i fii.n!!v aKowcd to die. The! county spent 2U) in trying to ferret out i the robbers. At ktijtth Ketchum quarreled ! with Brown beea-ise be knt the lion's shsrw. ana eipose.J the l.'e affair. Br rown is ; paid to te wr.rin Slt-.,0C0. IT fenced to ten year in the peuitfatiary and i - - ,a,i" a8r " Senator to pay a fine of $41.0R ' j Wilson, as incapable, from his social Dosi- vtlZ v.uJ? Sa "Uh aT-acy ofll,e ut t- ..n. r country says: "It is noceatv, wc 7W says : The Do moeratie p8rty has al- j mre led to infer, to have an allUnce by' mar ways poseJ. and o, he j r;a,e with the heal of the judiciary, and to brains of th nation." Without stopping count eo-to., mil'- I i I , . 1 1 " 1 count cotton Wilis by scores, workmen bv th MO- -nercly ask ' thongs, and monov bv ...UUnn. . I... - uric iiit mjiii.i-racj ra ries us Oram .1., .1 1 what i does wi'h trcm ? Ts it possible that the democracy conceals its lieht nnder a buhei. or are wo to suppose that its won derful talents are only sr en to advantage say in a tunnel, or a canal, or 4 Crre1 train? Their Salaries. The ministers to En gland and France receive l7.500a vear eich ; the minister t Russia.Austra Spa:n and Mexico $ 1 20 each ; the mincers to Hayti and Lil eiia. f (0.500; the mipwer. rodent SwHen Belgium. Ouen,ala. ioguta, ic.ivia ca 4 N icaragua, 7, 500. The L Legislature. The following graphic sketch of the "Pennsylvania Legislature" is taken from the "New York Independent," and Udoubt less from the pen of Tueodoue TtLTO.v. It contains more truth than poetry. The Pennsylvania Legislature is a blistering dis grace a fostering sore on the body politic an J, unlo-s the people take it in hand and reform it by electing men of character and intellect, it had better be abolished altogeth er. Here is the impression it makes on an intelligent stranger : "Happening to be in Harrisburg a day or two ago, we made a visit to the Peunsylva Legislature. Our curiosity to gaze upon that sanhedrim was not prompted by the line reverence which inspires one to make a pilgrimage to i-ome historic shrine. We were not as o.vt:rful y drawn toward ti. a c itul-ve as it it had been a convention of the signers of the Dec): ration of Iudependance, or the framcrs of the Federal Constitution. Nev ertheless, finding ourselves within an easy walk of the legislative presence, and the weather being tair, and the train not due for two hours, wj sauntered toward the Cap itol grounds, swung open the oily-hinged gate, roamed awhile up and down the gravel-paths, listened to the singing of the sp log birds, and then entered th ; ungainly brick edifice, and sat down to compare the innocent trc-op notes out of doors with the human jargon in.-iiji. More than a com mon bed.iim saluted our ears. The Key sone Legislature was on that day a double choir of dicords. Ia both houses there was wrangling enough for U-n taverns ; but the lower house in particular was in an open riot of unruly tongues. The speaker's gavel travn passionate raps for quiet, but only ad- ! ilea to the Imlub or noise. A certain member's personal character had been wan tonly assailed in public print, and he was tremendously repeHhtc the ju;t aspersions. In our travels we have visited many legisla tures, and never saw much decorum in any; but we have never beard Mich an incessant ;,nzz of Babel in any other so called deliber ative body as in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. But the chief disagrees bleuessof the spectacle was the noticeable look of inferiority which a large majority of the members wore on their faces. Never before have wo seen so ?n.ualid an array of low brows grouped together in any one leg islative chamber, not even in Albany. Solid Peiinsylvanians say freely (and with many intersprinklod damnations) that the present Legislt lire is the most corrupt that ever preyed upon that bleeding commonwealth. We take no part in this accusation not merely because we cannot substantiate the authenticated facts, but because men may have bad-looking faces without having ill nieauiii!.' hearts. Far be it from us to insin uate that the Pennsylvania legislature is corrupt; we simply mean to characterise it as the most auspicious looking public body we eicr s.jw. After sitting an hour anions the .sorrow-stricken spectators, we returned jnyfullj to the fresh air, the blue sky. the singine birds, and the common people. And we soliloquized as follows: 'What, a country is ours f God's bounty is lavished upon it. Nature's smile daily glorifies it, and even man s inrigovernnient is not able to rum it" The Nkw Democratic Programme. Before Andrew Johnson left Washington, a campaign was laid out for a reorganizing the Democratic party South a work in which he wasjto lead. The plan is develop ing as it was agreed upon then and there. His visit to dilferent points in Tennessee, and his speech making, and the announce ment that he will visit all the Southern States in turn, are but parts of the plan as it was agreed upon before he left Wat-bing-ton. The ambition nf the man is srrp.ts-r ,,., ever, stimulated by a thirst for revenge. Defaultixo Collector. The Harris burg Trfrgraphsnya: 'Ve hear thai a rev enue col.ector in anadjoinin district is now thirteen thousand niue hundred dollars in arreas for taxes actually collected ; although h3 was removed Dy President Johnson some three years since, yet he has been permitted to retain the money ; but wo learn that the acting commissi mer has given orders that the money must be collected at onca. This is right and proper. The taxpayers demand that the money paid by them must go in the treasury, and not into the pockets of uis hnnest collectors. The money I bus dishon- I estly withheld from the Oovernment ought. to be collected now without delay, with proper interest added ; and it would be the well to prosecute criminally. It is somewhat singular that some of tbee dishonest collec tors are conslant'y using their newspapers "j'lvss uu- iu.iuc uu a uenei mat iney are UJlld(.,s ftf ()m.s,v - Cost ok Prisoners. In twenty four State Prisons in the United States thete were in ISC'! an agreg ate of 10.825 piisoners. These cost the Siates the round sum of $ 1 5oii.9s2, and their earnings amounted to ... .1... vt. 1. 1 . ! r .i . .i $1 , 092.6?'). The avarage cost of these prts- oners was $!:: a heal. the most econom ically managed prisons in the United States j were those of Connecticut and Ohio, where ! the average cost was less ih.n $120 a head. ! If all the prisons had managed as econotni- j caily. they would hare yie'ldcd a net profit j of over $li)0,n:j;)to the States. More than j one-tifih uf all the prisoners in these State j Prisons were minors. i Deserved Hit. The Boston AJrcrtl ' i fir, good naturrdiv lidii-nlimr tl, rwn I , -, , . . - ' : j iwucsim oenao.r prague, and retelling ; - "n stand the profligacy ar.d manifold . wicked ness of which the American people to-day are capable. ' A Good Idea.-Ius proposed to define by law the salaries of revenue agents. We daresay this measure -is to be brought for ward at the suggestion of Get. Grant, who, both in speech and act, has manifested a de termination to swell, as much as is in his power, the receipts of the National Treasu ry. Such a law enforced would doubtless add millions to the Government revenue, which nox goes into private exchequers. Comnetent Witnesses. In reference to the act passed by the Leg islature, making parties in interest compe tent witnesses in civil suits, the Pittsburg Gazette of Wednesday remarks : Hereafter the parties in interest in all litigations in the Courts of this Commonwealth, may offer themselves a competent witnesses in their own behalf. A party cannot be made a wit ness ag&iast his own consent, but in offering himself, of course, is exposed to the legal cross examination. - . . . To be a competent witness is one thing; the question of his credibility is a different affair. A witness is competent whom the law suffers to go on the stand at all ; his credibility relates entirely to the value of his testimony. The competency ia a ques tion of law for the court ; that of credibili ty is one of fact for the jury. By the tiew law, the parties themselves, who were here-1 tofore entirely excluded as incompetent.may now testify in their own behalf, and jurors will give them a credibility, to be varied by the circnmstanccs. This is a decided innovation upon the former rule of evidence, but the judgmeut of the profession almost universally accepts the experience which, in other States, has established the merit of the change. In Ohio, a similar rule has prevailed for years, and Binety-five per cent, of the Ohio bar are agreed that the ends of a substantial justice arc thereby subserved. An extended trial of the new rnle in civil causes finally led, to its incorporation in the criminal law o' the State, but without beneficial re sult to any corresponding degree. But it is to be noted that the criminal, a witness in his own behalf in Ohio, usually does more harm than good to his own case. In that view the ends of justice are so far promoted. The new rule is wholly confined to civil causes in Pennsylvania. We shall find that whjre one party testifies, he other will do the same; the jury will find the truth, usually, between them, and, not seldom, the evidence of one or both parties will contrib ute materially to theelucidationof the facts. There Ls no reason to fear tlu inauguration of any general system of perjury. It is found, of experience, t hi t the parties in interest are really, rsa class, the most cautio-is and timid of witnesses. They know that, the al adversary is equally familiiar with the facts, and that a swift contradiction will follow a misstatement, and that a vindictive punish ment will pursue to the faintest shadow of perjury. We are confident, therefore, that the new law will be found satisfactory to the profession, and acceptable to our people. Commencing ARtoirr. The State Tem perance Union are striking the nail square on its head, in organizing their movement to carry on the Temperance work from a religious basis. They find their fields of la bor in the pulpits and Sunday schools, and their weapons in the moral law. They evi dently perceive that this Temperance ques tion must be transferred to f onie forums from which politics can be altogetherexclnd ed, in order to justify a reasonable hope of tlieir final success. The campaign of '69 in this religious field, has been opened along the whole line, and is to he vigorously fol lowed up. On the 30th of May. every clergy man in Pennsylvania is invited to preach a Temperance sertron, and to ask a contribu tion from the people for the cause. Free Worship in Spain. A leticr from Seville, March 10th, describes a re mailable demonstration there. It was the day appoiuted for the grand demonstration in favor of religious worship and a free church the new creed of the Republican party. There were about .'50,000 people in the procession, but including chiefly the youth of the city, from sixteen to thirty years of age, many ynunu ladies and women marching five abreist. The prettiest girls, and thosj dressed the nicest, were the bear ers of pure white flags. There were a great number of bands of music in the procession, and many of the large flags were very hand some. They made a collection from house to house to defray expenses. The whole city made holiday. Oua Financial Condition. It is ex pected that, on the first of May the Treasnry will hold aSout a hundred million dollars in specie. There are eighty two millions now on hand, and the customs for the month are estimated at nearly eighteen millions. Twenty-eight millions of coin interest come due on thelst proximo. Some few applications have been made for the prepayment of interest.in response to the Secretary's recent offer, but not to any considerable amount. It is ex pected that thistlass of payments willbecon siderably increased on and after the 1st inst. A Candid Confession. Our distin guished Representative, Hon. T. J. McCul lough, was the recipient of a gold watch, presented, on the adjournment of the Legis lature, ny a number ot members of the House. In his very eloqueut speech return ing thanks for the gift, he said: I feel I have bean oM and paid for." erily, '"out of the fulness of . the 'heart the mouth spcaketh." More Silver. There are reports of new discoveries of silver in Sonora, less than a hundred miles from San Francisco. That Mexican State rests on the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Calif ornia. and barely touches ' that State with its Northern corner. It has ! loug beeu known that Sonora was rich in I . ...... . , iil .1 ue-,eiop- nient awaiting the ultimate annexation to the Union. Indian Commission. The President is contemplating the appointment of a com mission of eleven persons distinguished for their intelligence and philanthropy, as pro vided by the Indian appropriation bill, to ad vise with the Secretary of the Interior on the management of the Indians. At Iast two of them, it. is said, will be selected from Pennsylvania. Obsf.rvinoi the Sabbath. -President Grant has made a rule to receive no calls on the Sabbath, and has forbidden his Secre taries to bring him any letters or telegrams except they are 00 import.-nt public busi ness, in answer to something he ias called for. " A Little of Everything. ImproTing th road. Bny plowing tfaa farmers. In eatoa garden making. Kttnrning daily tbaraftmen. Should be rumored too ash heaps along our at recti. Uot a new figa A. T. Shaw, Druggist. It luoka well. Looks well Ed Mack's show wradow, with gailt lettering. :: Blancbarda log drive passed this place yester day (Tuesday ) The Penniylrania Legislature adjourned tin ait, on Friday last. The United States ben ale, will likely adjourn to-day, Wednesday. Sprightly oar merchants, oa aaoouat of the daily arrival of their fpring goods. Many deer, tired of the despotism of monareh ial Canada, have Bed into Vermont. The nomination of Gov. Curtin as Minister to Ressia, was con6rmed on Inst Saturday. Awarded to Ed. Mack the meerschaum pipe, as the champion velocipedes in this place. Heat muat be a gre t traveler it is never o-er taken; butoolJ is we can catch cold. The new postage stamps are as u;ly as a mui fence, smeared all over with ladies paint Excellent the arrangement and display of books, etc., in the window of the post office. Fifteen hundred Cubans are drilling in Near York when tbey ought to be fighting at home. Tbree ei ec'itk nf.;rcinfcrsetnents for the insur gents) are said to have landel in Cuba recently. The New York Senate passed resolution ratify ing the Efteentb amendment by a vote of 17 to 15. Somebody says the rules for volocipdists are tbree and simple. vis : straddle paddle skod.id ile- Increasing the velocipede mania, in tb is place judging from the frequent conversations abouj the -hannima!." Nashville. Tennessee, presents for the -'championship' a widow lady, aged 1 14, who has over 400 descendants living. Two twelve year old girls of Albia. Icwa. com mitted to memory eleven hundred verses in the Testament in one week The French mifsim ban cost General Dix S3.000 a year more than his salary, bo great is the ex pense of living in Paris. A Mis?i&ipi town has be un an extensive raid on profane swearers and has secured numerous convictions lor the offense. A Mr. Sjalf. residing in Elkhart county. Indi ana, iii one hundrod nnd five years old. Ilia eld est living son i i seventy. A vory dsitraitirj ti- o;juril in Pittshar. last wefck. Several oil refineries and tanks were burned. Loss about S3i!0.00 Senator Spragne is said to own all of Rhode Inland, excepting the Providence Join 11 U and Senator Anthony owns that. The yoong lady who presides over the Rijh Postoffice has decided that she is a postmaster. and not a postmistress or postmiss W hen the Massachusetts Legislature was re cently considering female suffrage, the onlr pro test ngainjt it cime from a number of women. Judgment bas been rendered in the United States District Ouurt, St Lonis against the Ktna Insurance Company, oi Hartford for SM .IK'O. . A blacksmith in Hudson City thrust a hot iron into a can ol nitroglycerine. Wednesday, and blew himse!t through the roof in several pieces. Mrs. Patton, of Hampton Iowa, is one of tbe heirs ot the Nicholas Alhertson (Holland) ojtate. worth SjO.OOO 000. The heirs are just loonked up. In Kentui-ky the Executive Mansion is called the "Oorernor's palace," and mote tb.m S34.0H0 have been spent in furnUbing it duriug the pat year. Tbe ladies of Bel lefunte are circulating a re monstrance in that place, proving the Court nut to grant licenses for the sale of intoxicating Ii quota. Whleh has tbe most readers a book or a news paper ? Docidedly the latter. Nothing as fresh or as valuable as the newrpapor, and nothing as cheap. The French Government bas made a contract with two houses in New York city for three thou sand hogsheads of irginia tobacco, to be filled in Richmond Missouri liKes the income tax so welt that she has started one on her own account and the Courts have decided that this State income tax is constitutional. OccrBREn a destructive fire in Altoona. on Fridny last. Seventeen houses and some outbuild ings. were burned. Tbe fire was the work of an incendiary, it is auppored. The St. Louis Dsmorrot at Tuesday says - There it now enough train afloat for this city from Minnesota alone to load a thousand ears! So much for tbe grain movement. Net une tenth of those who die and leave prop erty in Indai a. leave a will. The law, it is said , makes for Ibem better wills than they would be apt to make for themselves. Four skeletons were found while digging for a gold mine in Lafayette. lod.the other day. They were the remains rf four wealthy land buyer who were murdered in a bagnio twenty-five jears ago. A nnmberof citizens of Newton county, (ia , who left for Honduras shortly after the war, have returned to their old homes, perfectly satisfied with the anticipation of wealth and bappiuess in another lund. The Pope is raid to entertain the intention of conferring on tbe Prince Imperial of France the title of Koman Patrice, which was once destined for the Emperor Liuoiolf.and which was last borne by Charlemagne. The Chicago V(says: A innho-I of detloriz ing codfish has been discovered. Now if soinn social cheomt wiil discover a method of deodor izing codfish aristocracy, the world will smell a good dea I sweoicr. Our lady readers, interested in the prevailing fashions will bo glad to (now that at a frontier bull recently, a noted Indian belle appeared in a hoop skirt ornamented with fox tails, and waut of yel low flannel slashed with stripes of beffa'o bide. Collector Griunell has consolidated two divis ions in the Custom House under one Deputy Col lector. It is understood this change dispenses with one deputy at S3 000 a year, and a numoer of clerks wbose salaries amount to many thousand of dollars. The Legislature of Illinois has passed a law giv ing married women the right to use and possess their own carniuji, aiid t. sue for tbe same in their own name, free from the interference of a husband of his creditors. Advices from St. Joseph. Michigan, fruit region state that ae. or ling to the present prospects there will be a larger crop of peaches, apples, pears, plums, grapes and berries thanof any preceding year Tbe peach crop promises to be at least double that of last year. Tbe latest fashion in hats for young men takes the form of a sort of a skull cap, with a brim to it made of sky-blue eloth. If colored bats are to b in vogue, why not adopt green as the favorite color? H is agreeable to tbe eye, and wouldin many instances correspond with the mental bear ings of the wearer. A few Sudaya si nee a clergyman in Maine, in the middle of his aerm n. b ii oeeision loose his handkerchief, and to bis astonishment scattered in all directions some fifty specimens of paper dolls, which his little daughter had lodged in the paternal pocket fer safe keeping. The effect upon the audience -was Barked . . .r Pennsylvania War Damages. The Border Claim Commissioners, appointed by the Governor under the act of 9th April. 1-C8, to assess the damages sustained by the citizens of the counties of Adams, Frantlin, Fulton, Bedford, York, Perry aud Cumberland, of this State, have m ade a re port to Au iitor General Hartranft.by which it appears that the amount of losses claimed is $1, 821,031 04, and the amount allowed $1,693,351 52. The losses are divided among the counties as follows : ' t Perry county Damages by Union troops to realcitate, $1,515, and to persona! prop erty, $1, 223 SO, and by rebel troops to per sonal property, 70 00. Total amount to real aud personal in Perry county, $2,S0S 00, of which S2.64J 40 is allowed. Bedford county Damages by Union troops to real property,$ly8 00; to personal, $5,025 19. Damages by rebels to real prop erty, 50O OU; to personal. $2,U31 25. Total amount claimed, $7,lS'i23; allowed, $", 12C 23 Fulton county Damages by Union troops to real estate, S420 00 ; to personal proper ty, Jd.SVtS. Damages by rebels to real property, $4 39 25; to personal, 50.714 07 To ai amount claimed, $54,421 32; allowed $45.6011 57. Cumberland county Damage ly Union troops to real property, $22,197 22; to per sonal, $2S.S"3 73. Damages by rebels to real property, $10.Si SO; to personal, $I76,S55 55. Total amount claituel, ?233, 400 02; allowed $216,724 4'3. Adatiis county Damages bv Union troops to real property, $44,728 20, to persotial, $30,982 41. Damages by rebel to ri al $117,670 7; to personal. $352.278 00. To tal amount claimed, $542,383 97; allowed, $507,797 37. York county Damages by Union troops to real property. $1,330 30; to personal, $5,909 12. Damages bv rebels to real. $7, 832 48; to personal, "1 11,030 57. Total amoutitclaiined.$127,0(iS55: allowed, $121, 728 50. Franklin county Damage by Union troops to real property, $3,122 22; to per sonal, $19 631 28. Damages by rebels to real, $22,79 94; to personal. $793,854 79. Total amount claimed, $838,162 IS; allow ed. $788,733 99. From the above report it would seem that either the claimcrs tvere conscientious and modest, or the Commissioners very liberal. The report is made too late for action at the present session of the Legislature. Commercial Distress. A Toronto let ter draws a gloomy picture of affairs in the Dominion. Deep commercial distress pre vails. Business is everywhere stagnant, and failures are both numerous and frequent. Some large hou.-es in Montreal have been obliged to succumb, aud oth rs will follow. The system of forcing goods upon country merchants is worse than ever, and the count ry swai ms with commercial travelers. Ilcre toloie the complaint was that over iuiporta tioti did the mischief ; but the same thing cannot be said now, for the stocks are by no means heavy. What makes the matter woite, is the lact of a continuous esodus of the youth ol the country to California and the United States not French Canadians, merely but numbers of able bodied young men in Ontario, who miht be supposed to be willing to undergo any amrmtit of hard ship iu Canada if everything suited them. That Cuban Expediton. Bear Ad mi ral Huff, who has been for some time on the watch tor a Cuban cxpidiuon sa'd to lie in preparation for departure from NewOrleans, reports to the Department that alter dili gent inquiry he c u!d learn nothing in refer ence to the alleged expedition, and bad come to the conclusion that it was a myth, lie was about to give up further search aud inquiry and sail for Havana. That will give the filibusters, if there are any, a chance to get out to sea, and on to some point of Cu ba most favorable for landing. A Great Difeekexce. The imports into the United States from Canada and the other British provinces for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1865, nnder the reciproci ty treat', was valued at $30,176,977, on which a duty of $8,387 was collected. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1S68, the value of imports fell to $28,569,135. but the duty collected (there being no reciprocity treaty) amounted to $3,280,916; a differ ence in favor of th U. S. Treasury of $3. 272,529. After that, who says "Reciproc. itv?" A'lvrjrimrmr.Ht' let Hp hi forpe typ,- .tin of plain . null hr rhaTgttl tiouble us Mui tut fit. t uts A DM I N ISTRATO U S 2COTICK Lct t cis of Administration on theestatenf John L SlcCnlly late of I'.ircari i tow nthip dee'd, baiiug been granted to the undernine-l. no tice is hen'by given tint all persons indebted to Slid estate are rvquested to umke immediate pay ment. aud those h.iving claims against the same will prcsout them, properly authenticated, for feettleuient to ' ti. V. MoCL'LLY, April 2lt lfiq-t luiii.iiuati r, DM IN ISTK ATOliS' NOTl CFa. Let x ters ol Administration on the esta'e of Kltjan Sin al. late of Eoggs tnwojhip. dee'd. having been granted to tbe undersigned, notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate are re ) 11 ire I to rua immediate payment, aud tauseh iving claim- against tbe same will pre sent them, pioierly authenticated for settlement to MAhV E S.MEAL. fcDW. II. WILLIAMS. April 21. 1 fit pd Admistrators. CLEARFIELD ACADEMY. Tbe Fourth Session of tbe present Scholastic year of this Institution, will commence on Mon day, the '.'tith day of April. 13C9. Pupils can enter at any time. They will be charged with tuition from tbe time they enter to the close of tbe session Tho course of instruction embraces everything included in a thorough, practical and accom plished education of both sexes. The Principal having had tbe advantage of much experience in his profession, assures pa rents and guardians that his entire anility and energies will be devoted to the mental and moral training of the youth placed under his charge. Terms or Tcitiox: Orthography. Reading. Writing and Primary Arithmttic. per session. (11 weeks.) f 5 00 Grammar. Geography, Arithmetic, and Histo r7 $6.00 AIgebr.t.(5ometry. Trigonometry, Mensuration Surveying. Philosophy. Physiology, Chemistry Book-keeping. Botany, and Physical Gengra. pnj S9.00 Latin. Greek and French, with any of the a bove branches $12 AO Mue. Piano. (.10 lessons') $10.00 CtTSo deduction will ba made for absence. For further particulars inquire of i , ,. ,a..E,T- P- L-HARRISON, a . Jwly 3I.1MT. Priswiw.1. NEW ADVEBTISEKE3T3. PUBLIC SALE.; : i The Subscriber will offer at pnbiio outcry, oa his farm in Lawrence township, midwa y between CI earfield and Curwensville. one half mile North of the road leading from Clearfield to Cnrwens riile on FRIDAY. APRIL S0TH, lsJ9, the following personal property viz: One Dorse and one Mate. One beater white lioar. (betwei-n one and two years old,) one Cbester-wite syw, (be tween one end two years old, and will pig about the first of May.) 2 t-hoats. 11 geese. 3 turkeys, 1 trio pair Brahma fowls, (pure stock.) top buggy. 1 two-horse wagon, dearborn wagon, 2 set bay ladders, plows atd barrow, subsoil plow, cultiva tor, windmill eu'tiug-box. . shovela ana lurks, timber sled and eh tins, pair twin sleds, one-horse, slsd, I hand eart, 1 saddle and a lot of harness tuanland wedges, grindstone, lot of COVCORD d CLI.YrO.V GRAPEVINES. Currant bashes, (best French variety tor wines,) Cook stove. Parlor stive. Ten-plate store and farmer's boiler. (Ill gallons) loonier cupboard, book-case with desk, 1 kitchen sink, table, meal cbesi. meat barrels, sausage-cutter and siuffer. 1 barrel of cider vinegar, bedsteads. 1 sewing ma chine, and various other articles too nameroas to mention TKKM3: Amounts of SI5 or under, eash, before goods leave the premises ; from via to i0, tbir ty days credit ; from $'20 to Sil). tbree months credit; and all amounts over SMI. six months credit. When credit is given, with note approv ed security wiil be required iu all cases, sale to commence at 10 s 'cluck A sr. April 21. 1839 GEORGE THORN. 1 Great Remedy for the cure of Thrnat and Lnnq DUetise. Doctor Y:harf line Tree Tar Cordial It is the vital principle of the Pine Tree, ob tained by a pe-ulir proses iu tbe distillation of tbe tar. by which its highest medical properties are retained. It is tbe only safeguard and reliable remedy which has ever been prepated from the juice ot the Pine Tree It invigorates the digestive organs and restore the appetite. It strengthens the debilitate! system It purities and enriches tbe blood, and excels from the sv?ti-m the corruption which scrofula breeds on the lunps. It diso Ives tbe mucus or phlegm which stops the air-passages of the lungs. Its heating principle acts upon the irritated surface of tho luti and throat, penetrating to ecb diseased part, relieving pain and aubduing inS mma'ioo It is the remit of year of study and experiment, and it is offered to the afflicted, with the positive assurance of its power to cirre the following did eastt, if the palieut bas not too lonj delayed a re sort to the means of cure : Consumption of tbe Lungs, Cough. Sore Throat and ireas' tironchitis. Liver t'oui plaint. Blind and I'leediug Piles, Asthma, Whuoping Cough. Diroheria. Ac le We are often asked why are not other remedies in the market for Consumption, Coughs. Colds, and other Pulmonary affections equal to Dr. L. Q. WUhart's 1'iuo I ree Coriial. We answer 1st It cures not by stopping cough but 0) loosening and asi.-ting nature to throw off tbe unhealthy 111 .it tor collected about the throat and bronchial tubes, causing irritation and cough. 2d. Most '1 hroat and Luug Kerned ies are com posed .if anodynes, which allay the4 rough for awhile. but by tbeir cnnMrinxing ffec the fibres become burdened and tbe uuneaUhy fluids coag nlateand are retained in tbe syvtein. causing dis ease beyond the control ofour most eaiinent phy sici:itis .Id Tbe Pine Tree Cordial, with its assi-tants. aro preferable, because they remove the caue of irritation of the mucus membrane and hmr.chial tubes, apfist the lungs to act and throw ff tbe un healthy secretions and purify the blond, tbui scieatiacally making tbe eare perf ret. Dr Wish irt has on file at hi) office hundreds and thouaandsof Certificate from Men and Wo men of unquestionable character wbo were onee hopelessly given up to die. but hrough tbe Prov idence of God were cowir.letely restored to health by tbe Pine Tree Tar CordraI A Physician in attendance who ca'i he c insult,, t in person or 1 y mail. Jr-e 91 ihargr. I'riee of Pine 1 rt e Tar Cordial 1 50 pur little, 311 per doz. Sent bv Kxprecs on recoir. t of price Address. --L. Q C Wiihnrt. M. 1. Xo SM -Win 2d Street Thila dcipia Pa. April 2 1 at, lS89-3tn. ii REST GOODS AT "LOWEST PRICES." Bennett, Blattcnbergcr & Co., NOW OFFER AT THEIR MAMMOTH STORE, IX OSCEOLA, A large and well selected stock of fre.-h SPUING AND SUMMER GOODS, pnrchared at lowest market rates, and to be sold at a slight advance on cost, consisting of j DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, IT A RD WARE, Q UEEXSW ARE, WOOD k WILLOWWARE, NOTIONS, CLOTHING, HATS AND CAPS, ROOTS AND SHOES, FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, FLOUR, FEED, And everything appertaining to well regulated households, as well also to - MILLS, MINES AND CAMPS. Orders received nnd promptly filled. Highest market price paid for Country Produce. Salesmen are polite, attentive and oiligina. CALL, SEE, EXAMINE, and be convinced. Bennett, Bkdtenherger tfc Co. Osceola Mills. April 2i ,1889. J6II AW A SON sow otTer there whole stock of . woolen. for than first eost tn Phila. CHILDRESS fura twenty-five per cent teat than ewet at v, ' . 4 s. - j BHAWftBOX. Q. RAPE VINES FOJl SALE. Alkfc K-adintr hardy variwi.--.f firt ouh'U Concord tnttings, $1 .lit 1 t-r bur.-! r.., -Oiders solicited as soon as tot.veniei.- ,u 4 i,j in -otatlon. by M.!i:i..s piJKE BUCK LEAD, equal innua!, Eughsh white lead; (Jtl. 1 uints an,i Wrnisbesof all kinds; Gold leaf in bo. ki ,.i brontes. for sale by A.I SllAW Clearfield, October 23, 1S7. fVO WAGON MAKEItS.-ThoIIndr7. pinned is desirious of copnevtinir with V,. SMITH SHOP, a Oist class wagon, sleigh ,!,.? establishment. A good opportunity is offer L a Wagon Maker, who wisbe to go into burin. The subscriber can - lo furnish to applicant a comfortable house (near the rfopl if orred HEN. IT KEK S February, 10th 1889. Curwensville. Pa, rpilO.MAS W. MOORE. Land Surveyor and Conveyat cer. Having recently lo cated in the Borough 01 Lumber .'ity and rp.ua. sowed the practice of Land Purveying res,.. cf fully tenders hi professional services to the a ers and speculators in lands in Clearfield end w. joing countiea Ileednot Couveyaur neaMv ti eeuted. 'fce and residence one door K.t of Kirk 4' Spencers Store Lumber City. April It, 13fi7-ly. VOT.'CE OF INCORPORATION.-By x o dcrof the Court ot Common Fleas nf Clearfield county, and in accordance wi-n :h, provisions uf the Act of Assembly in such ca.rs made and piovided, notice ia hereby given that application has been made to 'he said Court for the incorporation of -The First ltaptiet Church of Curwensville.'" the Petition and Articles of Ao ciation having been duly 6'el in my office; an the raid Association will be incorporated at the next Term, if no cause appears to tbe contrary Mrch 31. fi9-U. A. C TATE. Proth'y TN THE DISTRICT COURT of the fni tcdStaics.forthe Western District of l'a: In the matter of 1 STACi' W TUoMl'SUN. In DjHiripr,r BasKttrr-T. J To wnow rr mat ro.CKK.v : Tbe Btiderlgnts hereby gives notice of hi appointment a v-Crt of Stacy W. '1 boinpoou. uf iSoggs town-hip iu the county of Clearfield and State ot Pennsylvania, within the raid District who bas been adjudge) liauarupt upo his own petition by tbe Litr:ut Court of sji l 1'istr ot apr I W M M. M'CVLLOCGIi. Atoigcea. TN TIIK DISTRICT COURT of the IV ted State.s.for the Western District ot l'a: In the matter of ) CIIltli-TlAS J. sUOFF, la Bmhuvtrv. BiMKrii-r ) To whom it siav coc:b.v: The undersigned hereby eives iso'i.-e of his appointment as ansignt of Chri.tian 1 sni ff, of Woodward township, la the county ot Clearfield, and s'lute of Pennsylva nia, within the said District. who ha been adjudg ed a liat.Krupt upon Uif own petition, by tbe Ii trict Court uf said District Apr.l: "M M. .u'Ct'LLorGlI Ateignee TN THE DISTRICT COURT of th.- Ut.i ted States for I he Western Dh-lriet of I'u: In tbe matter uf ) JOHN RYAN I.V BANKRUPTCY. it ASHU 1'T. ) To whom it jiav losrrns: The nndersicnrl hettby aives notice of Lis appoiutment as as iguce of John llyan. of Burnside township, ia tbe county of Oleai field and State of PeuiiSTlia nia, within eaid I'islrict. who has been a'tjulnl a liankrupt upon his own Petition, by thePistnct Court of said Di'trict l'ntcd tho 2'jtb day uf March. A. U lS. tl. March 31.'i-4t. A. A ADAMS. As-i'ner. TN THE DISTRICT COURT of tbe IV. A ted States for the Wo-itet 11 Dietrictof Pa: In-tbe matter of 1 THUS II L' M Pil KEY, IN DA .VA'i VPTCT. ItAXKCCPT. J To wh k ir mat cusctR.i : The uzdrr'ifria hereby give; notice ot hi" appointment as ihij-nt of . bmuii? llutnplirey. i.f l'iae township, iu U eounty of I'lcni fii'l l . aud :-:tate uf I'tnci jluju, within ilie faid I'i.triet. who has been ailju'-gni a lUubriipt upon own IV't-ion. by li.c 1 1- tlht Court of raid I'is'.iict. I'M ted the liih uy of March. A D. ISM. March -i i t . A A ADAMS. Astigaer. I N THE COURT nf Comiiui, Pica, of Cleartield County, Pa. : Fannie jiith, 1 JCo. 17S. Jan. Term, M-M. " i Joseph M. Suim. J Sub. Sur Dirarn March 17th, ia:'i. l. F. KtsweiU-r. apr-ii'tea' a Couitoi.sioncr to take testimony ia thit rase, t-j tbe Court. A. C TAIE I'retk'y. I, wiil attend to the defies of tbe al ove appoit.t ment at Ibe office of Wallace, Uigler A Fie dies, in Clearfie'd.on FX I PA Yjkt'iSdHay of APRIL, ItJflU. at IU o'clock, A M . where all parties inter ested can attend. D. F. ETZWtlLLK. April I. Iniia. Commioi'iter. TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF UJK Unit, d States', for the Western Pi-tr.rt of Pennsylvania THOMAS lU'MPHiltY, a bankrupt under the act of Congress of .March U lSi7. having applied tor adiH-bargr fioio all bis debts, and other claiuis provl.lc uu-lf sid art. by order of tbe Court notice ia berehr girvc l:ll persons who hare proved tbeir Oeb:s. lJ 01 her persons interested, to appear on the 1 "it at dr ef May ISH9 at Two o'clock. P M . before S' B. Woodruff Efq Register in UanKmptrj at kr office, in Clearfield Pa., to show eau. if aiy tbey have, why aili.-clmrge clioulj not besractJ to tbe said bankrupt And further, retire is hereby given that the Second and Third meeiirf of Credi ors of the said bankrupt, requirrd he 27th and 2-th section' ol said act. will be it'-i befoie tbe said Kegisier. at the mitt time aU piace. .- S. C. McCiSllih?i. Clerk. February. Irt, 18,19,-21. BEE HIVES ! BEE HIVES!! The undersigned having or hnd ard fur sale the American .Mi.vabi.k-i omb 1'kk Hivis r finding it impossible to surply ll:e tieu.atd f-t hives have concluded to re!l i.tio half of the terri tory which tbey own. to wit : Clearfield aid f-sri i f Centre and Cambria counties. Tbey bareaiiJs arrangements to have the niiteri.-il fur bivrtccl to order. Persons desirous of necin a faian's f the hives wil' plea cull at Niwiii-r " Show.rs Store, in Clearfield. Bee rai.-ers will 6t.d tbeir advantage, to have tbe patent hives. Per sons wishing to buy eitber hives or territuryc-a address ustuGleu ilope, Ciear6r!ld enuntv. April 14. Jrt.W A. A W. A XIVUM LECTION. To Tiiji School Pibec 1J Tons ok Ci.EAitKin.i) Coi xtv: Gmt, nifti : 1 11 puruarco of the torty-tli'r section of tbe Act oftbertth of Ma , l-i4 yoa ai hereby notified to meet in Convention, stirs Court House. In ClearBelil. on the Sr.-t Tussla"1 May. A 1). ISfiM. being the 4lh day of 'he iui,. at I j o'cl.K.-k in the attcrnoon.an l select by a majority of the whole number of directors pres'-nt. one person ol literary and rirntii quirements. ami rf skill and experience i 'f art of teaching, as County Snperintcn lant three succeeding years ; determine it of romperisittion for the same ; and C,r'if-T . ' ' suit to the Stale Superinicndant. at HariiJ'"rS as required bv tbe tbirty-rintb ard forties lion- of said Act. iKO W. HNYI'tH; County Superintendant of Clearfield Cenr..'. April 14. l5tia :it. - SELECT SCHOOL 1 The Summer Session of Fufquehansi School. Iiwated at Campbell's t bar. -h 10 township, will commince on tbe third lonaT Mar. (first .Monday.) for the rrc of t re ''"' with a vacation of three week in ni'1,n0""1;i The Common Branches will be tauitht. sts the followinsr. il deaired.to wit: A igehra.i'S try. Plain Trigonometry, Menurati"0 an'K; Philosophy. Physiology, Pbj'ical ueojrV" Rhetoric and Loic. Tin: price of tvitioS. t shall be. for the full term of five months " for less tfcau the full term, at the rate ol r month All pupils shall be held till ,n B, tbe term, without special agreement at t as of entry, and the prioe of tuition shall be t advance. vkbor- The School ' located in a pleasant , hood, and a competent Teacher has been see Boarding can be procured for S3 Per."1etijjn)f Any further information eao be had lg ( ing the President of tbe Board. Cub ron ( the Secretary at Bumside. or ro(er" Curwensville. J F. I.FE. ",d2L,T. J.W CAMPBhLL,Irs JAMES DOWLER, Seo'y. March 24. 18fl9. PR I SO GOODS. J ust openi ng a .r'."' of new goods at C KKATZ: s 1 ...k. f F0DDR CUTTERS of ""P'J"'!?-- sale at reasonatle pr'ses, at ""; Biet-I.R'R.ClearfieHt.Pa. '