Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, May 05, 1869, Image 2

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ChEARFIELD, PA., MAY 5, 1809. .
Conniving at Sascality.
Some strange thing occur in connection
with crimes committed in various parti of
the country tha latest of whicb'is the re
cent heavy bond robbery in 'l'hilaleliihia.
The circumstances connected with the rob
beryof over $1,000,000 in bonds. money and
securities from the Beneficial Savings Fund
Society, in that city, remain as much a mys
tery as ever, although some of the stolen
bonds have been returned. No information
can be obtained by the most indefatigable
reporters from the officers of the institution
or the detectives that have the "working
up" of the affair, in relation to either who
committed the robbery, or from whom the
returned' bonds were obtained. The amount
of bonds recovered reach somewhere betwecu
$300,000 and $400,000. They were return
ed to the officers of the institution by a de
tective, but the President states that he has
no knowledge from whom the detective ob
tained them. The thieves only obtained
about $02,000 in negotiable bonds, making,
with the $8,000 in greenbacks stolen, about
$80,000 to reward them for thiirmemorable
Sunday's labor. The institution will resume
business shortly,as they hold a large number
of mortgages on some of the best properties
in Philadelphia. The detectives, it set ius,
know who the robbers arc or at least are
in communication with them and the act ion
of the bank officials and the police looks
very much like compounding a felony. This
is not the only instance in which a "compro
mise" of this sort was effected between po
lice officers and robbers, within the last few
years. Such transactions should meet the
unqualified condemnation of all upright cit-'
izens being nothing less than the offering
of premiums for the commission of the most
henious crimes.
" .Sew Eailroad Project.
Several years ago, the question of a Rail
road from Buffalo to Washington city via
Clearfield, was favorably spokeu of in these
columns, but the subject met with but lit'le
favor from our citizens then. Now tho ques
tion of building the road is again agitated.
The Pittsburg Commercial of Friday last
contains the following" item on the subject
of this road : "A general railroad conven
' tion to be composed of delegates from
" New York, Maryland, Washington city, and
" the counties of Blair, Huntingdon, Centre,
" McKcan, Cameron and Elk, in this State,
" favorable to the St. Marys route for the
" Buffalo and Washington Railroad, will be
" held in the Borough of St Marys, ou
" Wednesday, May 12th, 1860." By refer
ence to a map it will be seen that Clearfield
lies nearly on an air line between the two
terminating points of this proposed road.
To say nothing of the benefits to be derived
from the construction of so great and im
ortant a thoroughfare through our county,
the fact just stated bhould alone be sufficient
to stimulate our citizeus to active esertion
to secure the building ot the road to this
place. Hence, we hope, our influential men
will at once arouse to action, call a public
meeting, appoint delegates to the St Mary's
convention, present the feasibility of this
route, and uso every honorable means to
have the road located to Clearfield. Now
is the time. There must be oo delaying.
Next WednesJay is tho day for tho assem
bling of the Convention.. Then arouse aud
act at once, or it will be too late.
The Eegistry Law.
The new Registry Law passed by the last
Legislature, is a matter of importance to the
people generally, and as such all should be
familiar with its provisions. The law, as it
passed the Legislature, contains forty-three
sections, but the first twenty-one are only of
a general character the remainder having
reference only to the city of Philadelphia.
The propriety of some measure to check the
progress of fraudulent voting is an admitted
uecessitj by fair men of all parties, and the
; new iaw lias been drafted to meet this want
It is probable that the experience of a few
years will suggest changesand improvements
in it, but the principle of a careful registra
tion of voters will always be retained. One
of the bcst.features of the uew law are the
guards it provides to prevent the polling of
fraudulent naturalized vo'es, and the severe
punishment imposed on ballot box staffers,
rejieaters, eta. . The Assessors are required
to co mine nee ; making the registration of
voters on the first Monday in Jane, and to
complete and make public their list on or
before the first of August. -Some provision
should be made for the publication of the
Jaw, for the benefit of the whole people.
Soldikb-V Obtuiaxs. In taking care of
the soldier's orphans, Pennsylvania and
Massachusetts take the lead, aud it is a dis
tinction of which they may be justly proud.
Some sixteen States have provided by
legislation for the helpless children of our
fallen defenders, but in only three or I jur
have the aets ben carried into practical ex
ecution.! I It is bar J to realize this, and sad
to think of it, but it is the faet, and one
that cannot be too often or too Wrongly pre
sented. The gre.t State of Xw York, for
instance, bas done absolutely nothing.
A :'Silver" 8tort.A resident of Treas
ure City, in tbe White Pine tuinisg region,
recently died, and a man was hired to dig
hi ravt,- When 'the funeral oortege arriv
ed at the spot, tbey were informed by the
firave-dipger that ho had struck a splendid
ead.and had staked off a claim; mad h re
used to allow the body to be hurried in the
Jiole he had dug.
; Side Issues. -' ,
The Pittsburg Gazette, of April 29th,
contains the following timely and very for
cible observations relative to the side issues
thatwimcot its members would tack on to
the Republican party. The party, from its
inception, has been the advocate of the great
principle of freedom, and before it can boast
of "having firmly established the measures
for whieh it has so long contended, and
which constitute its true glory, it ha still a
mighty wo; k to pci'iortu.aud hence it cauuot
afford to fritter away its strength on the side
issues with : which sonic viuld burden and
endanger its existence. The Gazette says :
"Whoever supposes that the Republican
party is in darger ot going to 'everlasting
smash,' tbat nothing will keep its organiza
tion unbroken, unless a variety of side is
sues are resorted to, clearly fails to appreci
ate the real foundations upon which the
party has been built up. . If Republicanism
has no solid merits of its own, which are
independent of the varying phases of the
hcur, and which spring out of the immuta
ble priueip'es of morality and public justice;
if it has been a merely temporary political
shift, to bring about a change of places be
tween the mm fit and iu ; if the field of Na
tional politics to day presents only exhaust
ed questions and accomplished results, not
one wrong needing to l e righted, not one
mistake yet to be corrected, with no longer
any public duty neglected or any private
right denied if Liberty, Equality and Jus
tice, the public faith, the obligations of the
Union, and the supremacy of the law be
everywhere acknowludged and respected if
the partisan opposition, which has so long,
so bitterly and so powerfully withstood the
final triumph of Republicanism, be at last
extinguished, never to be revived if, in
fine, all the people ot the States be cordially
agreed to accept aud stand faithfully by the
new order of things for which Republican
ism has apparently won such decisive victo
ries then, perhaps, there will be no further
use for it as a political party, aud we may
wisely turn our attention to the attractive
side issues of foreign wars, and annexations,
or to the more domestic charms of the tem
perance question, or that of the rights of
"But the facts do not yet justify as in con
gratulating each other upon the complete
triumph of the Republican cause. Let ns
complete Reconstruction, reform the civil
service, purge the Treasury, and make a fair
start iu the payment of the vast war debt,
before we talk of the Republican mission as
"Fortunately.there is no danger to be ap
prehended in the direction of a foreign policy
of annexation or war. In that quarter, are
rocks which would shatter the Republican
party in an instant and hopeless wreck. But
whatever madness may possess individuals,
the wiser councils of Republicanism will steer
clear of that palpable ruin. The real perils
to be feared will be found in the side issues
which are likely to afflict our politics for the
next two years, with an Egyptian pertinacity.
Here lies the hope of the opposition, and,
possibly, temporary disaster to the great
party which feels itself strong to risk any
thing, and which is strong enough to over
comeatiy opiositionoutside of its own ranks. "
Qlitk Mistaken. Every time the slight
est difficulty occurs between prominent
members of the Republican party, or men
who are considered prominent every time
a disappointed office-seeker grumbles every
time a sore headed editor gives a back-haud-cd
blow at the administration, the credu
lous Democracy cry out : "The Republicans
are demoralized their party is broken, ru
ined, gone!" . Never were men more mis
taken. The signs they think they see are
no sighs at alL The men whom they look
upon as the instruments providentially de
signed to wreck the party are.says the Chica
go Post, '"Mere flies and gnats buzzing and
flying around the great Republican elephant
who would smash them into invisible spe:ks
if he were not too dignified to exercise his
trunk on such game. If the Democratic
party cannot learn that the Republican par
ty does not demoralize worth a cent, it is
hardly possible for it to learn anything."
The Alabama Question. The English
press, conservative and liberal, reject with
great acerbity, the rule of damages suggest
ed by Mr. Sumner for the settlement of the
Alabama claims ; but still they appreciate
the danger, of leaving the question open,
with the Alabama as a precedent, to be ap
plied to British commerce whenever occa
sion offers. It is more to tbe interest of
England to have the question settled
promptly than of the United States. The
claims will not abate a jot by the lapse of
time, and the fitting out of rebel privateers
in Euglish ports, adopted as a precedent to
be applied to England whenever .she is cm
broiled in foreign war, will be a perpetual
guaranty for the good behavior of that
Honesty; at a Discount. Since Gov
crnor tionman.ot -Ne.v lork. nas shown a
disposition to check dishonest legi.-lation,he
has brought down upon himself a large wing
af the Democratic party, whose leaders are
deeply interested in "ring" legislation,
Since he lias placed himself in front of the
treasury doors as a guard against the inroads
of Deuiocratic fillibu ters,he finds himself in
a measure deserted by bis I former party
friends in the Legislature, and is obliged to
rely mainly upon Republican support to sus
tain him in his efforts to stop the system of
corruption aad plunder to long carried on
Qute Beixiu EBfcA'r. Srague is catch
ing it all around. Captain Goddard, having
been charged by the Senator with deserting
his :post as a member of the First Rhode
Island Regiment in an hour of peril, writes
a card pronouncing the Senator "before the
world, and with a full apprehension of the
word I use, a liar, a calumniator, and a
poltroon." - .
.Death1 op an old Politician. Hon.
AroM Pkiramer, formerly Canal Commis
sioww of Pennsylvania, and representative
in &f i-oss from tha Venango District,died
at bis residence in Franklia, on Wednesday
akcrooonVt April 23th, agd", seranty-fivc
years. He was an influential Democratic
politician, and a public f-pirijted citizen.
gf;c vaftmm$ goxxxmt, gfearfiefb, ltt., $tlai) 5,
I. 0. 0. P. Celebratioa.
On Monday, April 26th, was the first
semicentennial aniversary of the eatablish
nient of Odd fellowship in the United
States, and was 'pretty generally-celebrated
by tha members of the order, throughout
the country. ' The most imposing demon
stration took place in Philadelphia, under
the auspices o : the" Grand Lodge of the Uni
ted States, in accordance with resolutions
adopted last Septemler.at the anuual meet
ing iu . Baltimore. Extensive preparations
had been made, the day was fine, and no
thing occurred to mar the ceremonies. The
exercises opened at the Academy of Music,
about ten o'clock, A. M., where prayer was
offered by Rev. J. W. Venable, Grand
Chaplain, and the address of welcome de
livered by John W.Stokes,Esq..Past Grand
Master of the 1L W. Giand Lodge of Penn
syIvania,rcspouded to by E. D. Farnsworth,
Esq., of Tennessee, Most Worthy Grand
Sire of the Grand Lodge of the United
States after which James L. Ridgeiy,Esq.,
of Baltimore, Grand Secretary of the Grand
Lodge of the United States, delivered an or
ation on "American Odd Fellowship its
Origin. History and Developement." The
procession waH formed soon after noon, em
bracing about twenty : thousand members
of the Order in regaha,from all parts of the
country, and accompanied by flags and ban
ners, and an unbroken stream of music
Business was generally suspended, and the
city thronged with visitors. Innumerable
flags fluttered in the breeze from balconies,
windows, and house-tops, while myriads of
handkerchiefs were waved by the ladies as
the grand pageant moved over the designa
ted route. Exercises were held in tho eve
ning at the Academy of Music, when a con
gratulatory address was delivered by Past
Grand Master William T. Ford, and also an
able and stirring address by Past'Crand
Master Rev. W. Meredith, of New Jersey,
eulogistic ot the order.
Ou the2Gth of April, 1819, Thomas Wil
dcy, an Englishman by birth, and resident
of Baltimore, organized iu tbat city the first
lodge in the United States. During its in
fancy, the progress of the order was slow ;
but after the organization of the Grand
Lodges of Pennsylvania in lS:i3, aud of the
Ucited States, in 1325, its growth became
very rapid and constant. Its prosperity has
never been greater than at present, and the
rapid increase of its membership is perhaps
the best evidence that it is honorably carry
ing out its mission.
The anuual report made to the Grand
Lodge of the United States to the 30th of
June last, shows a total number of 3.195
lodges, of which Pennsylvania has 526,
Ohio 353, Illinois 2S6, Indiana 273, Mary
land 86, and the District 13. The number
of initiations were 40,000 ; rejections 4,514';
admitted by card, 7,205 ; withdrawn by card,
8,095; reinstated, 4, 259 ; suspended, 11,300;
expulsions, 893 ; deaths, 2,322 ; members,
245,036 ; members relieved, 21,344; wid
owed families relieved, 3,911 ; amount paid
for the relief of brothers, $4oS,538,43 ; paid
for relief of widowed families, $113,275.02 ;
paid for education of orphans, $19,957.26;
paid for burying the dead, $103,272.50.
Total amount expended for relief, $2,110,
951.06. The report of the patriarchial branch of
the order to the same date shows a total of
795 encampments, and swells the annual re
lief extended to nearly a million of dollars.
During the half century of its existence
the order in the United States alone has ex
pended $2J, 153,592 for the relief of the
sick, assistence of widows and orphans, and
burying the dead. The number of reliefs to
members reached 684,189, and in addition
55,188 widowed families were benefited by
the fund.
The Democracy.
The Richmond Whig is very severe upon
the Northern Democrats for their cower
dice and selfishness. It charges that while
they prate a great deal of their interest in
the South, they really do not care enough
to make the least self-denial. The Whig says :
"They do not say to us, you fought our
battle for four years fought it until you
could fight it no longer, and were compelled
to surrender your armies in the field and
now you are eutitled to repose ; surrender
the last garrison you effectually hold and
address yourselves to the necessary work of
recuperation. No ! they do not say this, or
anything like it On the contrary, they
meanly appeal to a crushed, bleeding and
broken hearted people to sacrifice the last
feeble remnants of their political and social
existence, iu order that they (the Northern
Democracy) may be saved from the ojera
tions of the Fifteenth Amendment. No
thing more shameful has occurred in these
days of degeneracy and profligac3T."
If the conduct of the Northern Democra
cy, says the Newark Courier, is shameful,
the conduct of the Southrenlpeople has been
uuwise. Nothing so foolish has ever occur
red in history as the political union, since
the war,of the Confederate leaders with tbe
disloyal Democracy. If the Confederate
leaders had done what good sense and jood
policy dictated, that is, joined hands with
the Republicans, reconstruction would have
been accomplished in six months. The do
litical contest of the last four years is due to
the sclnshness of the Northren Democracy
and the folly of the South in placing any
confidence in the Democratic leaders.
C . ...... rf, m,
oi.vnLAiii.1 iiarunu me rsoston
iW.diseussing the Indian question strange
ly enough For a laukee paper, says : "As
long ago as the first settlement of the coun
try, there were two plans in vogue in the in
tercourse of the whites with the Indian
that of New England and that of Pennsyl
vania. Since that time the former has ot'
laiucu practical control, ine inaian has
first been isolated, then cheated and mad
dened, and finally hunted to death by sol
diery. We have pretended to make treat
ies with him, but they have only been a
mockery of justice and a snare for the on
tiding red men."
Sharp. An exchange calls Senator
Sprague" "the shadow of a spindle-shanked
shade," and in reference to dirt as a cura
tive agent, remarks: "If what is said
about dirt be true, some use can at la.it be
found for 'tha "unwashed" Democracy of
- A Little f Everything.
Rose the river, cm Sunday last. , " , t v
Fell the b'hoy with the blae ht "
" To ell gooda advertlie is tbe Joirnal.
Green the grau and growing grain. "
Ditto the chap with tho ring-striped eoat.
Cold the atmosphere, the first three days of
the California State Treasury has a surplus of
$1,400,000.' - ;":
" Done at the Journal office all kinds of job
work, on short notice. , . - , - -
Convalescent the fellow who "indjlged" in a
cont'f worth of lager, last week.
Commenoed work neighbor Goodlander, as
Commissioner's Clerk, on 3Isy 1st.
A "Mier organ-griuder," in Boston, is said to
make forty dollars s day at the business.
One farmer in Texas hjs fenced in a nice little
pasture of one hundred and thirty thousand acres.
What Spain wants of the Anglo-Saxon nations
England to give it a loan, America to let it alone.
Mayor Hall, of New York, is quoted as refer
ring to quack doctors as pillars of the constitution.
' An Irish girl of Easton has fallen heir to S"0,
000. Bhe is believed to be much handsomer' than
The Cuban flag is a red triangle with a white
star in the centre, and five stripes alternate blue
and white
A Western paper uses an old quotation in thii
way: '-Sprague's baby is christened, and his
name is Anthony."
The Uuntin'don GoU flies the name of Hon.
Daniel J Morrell as its favorite candidate for the
Gubernatorial nomination.
Gen Sicsles is retired with the full pay of Ma
jor General, not of Colonel as has been erroneous
ly published in some papers.
A rumor comes from Berlin that Mrs. Abraham
Lincoln is to marry Count SchtniJtswill, Grand
Chamberlain of the Duke of Baden.
The New York HernLt thinks the recent ex ten
site publications in the Coagrnuonal Globe
show Sprague to be a "man of letters."
Getting plenty basiness signs, in this, place.
That's right; and now, with a judicions system
Of advertising, you are bound to succeed.
"Money," says an exchange," was tight on State
street yesterday, and the doubtful example scorn
ed to be followod by many individuals."
Tho Louisville Journal says that Spain lately
got rid of one Queen,-Isabella, and is likely soon
to lose another, the Queen of the Antilles.
As Grant won't say much mboat things a great
many things are said about him. abont halt of
which are incorrect and the rest are not true.
Gov.Curtin is tbe ionrth Minister to Russia
from Pennsylvania. Ilia predecessors were AVm
Wilkins, Jaiues Buchanan and George M. Dallas
A New Orleans blind beggar appeared in aourt
the other day and went security for a friend,
swearing himself to be worth $20,000 in property.
A physician boasted at dinner tbat he cured
his own hams, when one of his guests remarked,
Doctor, 1 would sooner be yout bam than your
The New York Express suggests, now that the
Odd Fellows' jubilee is over, that the "odd girls"
get np a eelebration, and get even with the men
by marrying.
It Is interesting to learn that ''Mumtazamul-Moock-Mohsuuiod-dow-cah-fureed-poojah
of Bengal, has arrived at Paris.
A clergyman inYirginia. writing to some friends,
says: I preached the funeral sermon of a man
yesterday, and to-day, at the same hour, I mar
ried his widow to another man."
A woman who for eighteen years past has ped
dled matches in the streets of Detroit, bas reared
and educated three children, all of whom have
good trades, and has paid lor a house.
A young girl at Irwinton.Westmoreland eottnty,
drank a large quantity of whiskey out of her
father's private jug, on April 20th She fell into
a stupor, from which she never awoke.
There are many more people anxious to go into
office than ever there were to go into tbe army.
No drafting for office, though a great many will
no doubt be in the draught before they get one.
Tha DemMratio members of the St Louis City
Council, being in the majority, will not confirm
the Republican Mayor's nominations unless be
makes half of them from the Democratic party.
Iowa plants every three years a forest of 5,000..
000 trees, and within considerably less than half
a doten years 2i.OJO,000 forest trees hav been
planted and are now growing in tbe Northwest.
A correspondent of a New Haven paper looked
at tho telegraph wires during the late auroral
display, and saw the "sparks of electricity bop
along them like inCniteaiinrlly small illuminated
toads." -
Among the incidents of tbe late storm in St.
Louis, was the return, of a sportsman with 6ve
doien snipe which he had found killed by the
hail. A pigeon' was brought down in the city by
a hailstone.
The Democrats have the majority in Fayette
county, and there is a grand rush for office there.
There are seven candidates for Assembly, ten for
Treasuier, six for Protnonotary and eight for
The Albany Evening Journal asserts that the
evidences are conclusive that "Governor Hoffman
has broken with his own party and now relies on
the Republican party to save him being overrid
den by the Legislature."
Vice President Colfax was quite instrumental
in the Order of Odd Fellows, in procuring the
creation of the Degree of Kebekah for the wives
of members. He was, also, author of the ritual
and ' work" of the degree.
A Mississippi editor and justice of the peace
married acouple in 1853, divorced them in 18fi0
married the man to another woman in 1S61, ditto
the woman to another man in 1862, and ls?t week
married the original eonple.
A young soldier who went to Washington some
time since as an applicant for a Consulate, having
spent all his money and pawned his watch, has
gone to driving a cart for one dollar and fifty
eents a day for a street contractor.
Japanese newspapers have translated and
printed the inaugural address of President Grant.
Aside from the compliment, this is satisfactory
evidence of the interest and confidence felt in
this Government by Oriental nations.
' Anna Dickinson succeeded in getting one worn
an in Dea Moines to start to work as a tinner, that
trade was probably chosen because so much spout
in; can be done in it, and even the most anony
mous of Miss Anna's friends can scarcely deny
that she is a great sponter.
The La Crosse (Wis ) Democrat says : Alderman
Solburg. on Tuesday last, purchased one of the
Scandinavian trunks at the great baggage sale
for S3 50, and fonnd that it contained a lot of
wearing apparel and ninety-seven Norwegian ail
ver dollars, and two half dollars.
A Nashville dispatch states that one thing is
certain, that Mr. Johnson will not be the Guber
natorial candidate now, but it is about eqoally
certain that his present movements have a pros
pective bearing looking to the United States
Senate or Governorship when suffrage become
universal in the State.,
A promising young shaver of five or six years
was reading his lesson at school, one dsy, in that
deliberate manner for which urchins of that age
are somewhat remarkable. As be proceeded
with tbe task, he cam upon the passage, Keep
thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from guile.''
Master Hopeful drawled out,'; Keep thy tongue
from evil and thy lips from girls."
Strew Flowers'on Their Graves.
'.. Last year, for the first time, the beautiful
and touching ceremony of strewing flowers
on the graves of the brave soldiers who fell
in the struggle to preserve the Union, took
place, y In that ceremony the hearts of the
people engaged.old and young, men and wo-
n:en. went out together to drop at the same
time a tear and a flower on the graves of
the departed heroes, as slight nicmoii.ds
of love and gratitude. ! This ear we are in
vited by the Commander-in Chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic to renew our
offerings on the same sacred shrines to
once more visit the last resting place of
those who fell in the cause of their country,
to decorate their graves with freshly culled
flowers, and breathe around them the incense
of loving and grateful hearts. The invita
tion will be gladly accepted, and wherever a
c'ty cemetery, or a country churchyard, or a
place specially dedicated to the purpose con
tains the mortal remains of a departed he
ro who died in the great battle against re
beliiou, to that spot will the multitude sol
emnly wend their way on the 30th day of
May the time specified and there deposit
their beautiful tokens of remembrance and
affection. It is the fervent wish of our
heart that the custom may endure while
the Republic lasts, and that the Republic
may live forever. We subjoin Gen. Logan's
order :
Kepuki.ic, Adjutant General's Office, No.
411 h- St., Washington, D. U., April 12,
1809. Gcutral Orders, No. 21. 1. Ihe30th
day of May proximo a day set apart by
the Grand Army of the Republic to com
memorate the glorious deeds of our depart
ed comrades will be observed throughout
the United btatcsin such manner as bene
fits the solemnities of the occasion, and as
will testily the undying love of a graterul
people for the memory of those who died
that the nation might live. This is the sec
ond public observance of the occasion, which,
it is trusted, will recur yearly while there
remains a heart loyalto the cause in which
our comrades fell, and while the moving
principle of that struggle is worth preserv-
msr. It our organization naa no otneroo-
j'ect, that alone of keeping green the resting
place ot our nation s detouders, ty mis an
nual commemoration would be motive
enough to hold us together in a fraternal
band- I he voainiander-ii - Jlnet desires to
thank those patriotic men and women who
gave their aid aud sympathy on a former
occasion to make successful this National
Memorial dav. and they are cordially invit
ed to unite with the comrades ot the Grand
Army in the approaching ceremonies; and
he thanks the loyal Press everywhere,
through whose generous aid a lasting record
has been made of the observances one year
ago: To the Congress of the United States,
the comrades are specially indebted for au
thorizing the publication, in book form, of
the proceedings of last May. and for the
promise held out that each year a compila
tion will be made and published, as a nation
al recognition ot sympathy with these me
morial obs-enrances.
II. It has been determined tiot to pre
scribe any form of ceremony for universal
observance, but each l'ost, or any number
of Posts, may arrange together such fitting
services as circumstances will permit. The
newspaper press are requested to give pub
lication to this order.
, III. Department and Post Commanders
are specially enjoined to preserve and for
ward to these headquarters a copy of the
proceedings (in printed form so far as pos
8ible) which take place in carrying out this
IV. As the 30th of May occurs on Sab
bath, Posts are at liberty to observe either
that day or Saturday, the 29th.
By order of John A. Log ax,
A Senatorial Missionary.
The Cincinnati Times, in a short editori
al on "Senator Sprague as a Missionary,"
says he has furnished a key to the mystery
of his speeches. He is neither drunk nor
crazy, as he has been profanely charged with
being, but he is inspired. We have his
own Senatorial word for it that he is "the
mere instrument of Divine Providence to
Bit us a glorious work of progress and re
form." Everybody knows, says the Times,
that he was from Providence, but nobody
suspected before that he was from Divine
Providence. If he is preternaturally en
dowed, he ought to be listened to with re
spect. Probably Senator Sumner has been
slow to discvoer the missionary character ol
Mr. Sprague, from the fact that one of his
first utterances was, that this country owed
its prosperity in a chief degree to the insti
tution of slavery.! Naturally enough the
Massachusetts Senator would think that no
such messages 'as this came from above. It
will be a consolation to Mr. Abbott and Mr.
Nye, whom Mr. Sprague spokj of respect
ively as a mastiff and a puppy, to know not
only, as Mr. Sprague declared, that these
were "words of soberness and truth," but
also that they were of semi-divine origin.
So, too, the same reflection may console the
people in the galleries, who were told, on a
former occasion, that they were idiotic, with
the intimation added that their good clothes
were the best part of them. We are sur
prised that Senator Sprague, entertaining
the notion which he now avows, has not
christened his extraordinary financial scheme
which is to afford infinite relief to finite
thing, as The Celestial Bank of Discount.
School feforni is the order of the day in
in Austria and South Germany generally,
Everywhere the extreme party oi the Cath
olic Church opposes reform. A spirited
scene took place recently in the Bavarian
chambers, when the prime minister, in dis
cussing the question of reform, launched out
boldly against the Pope. Bavaria is a Cath
olic kingdom. A cable dispatch from Vien
na informs us that a similar scene has just
bsen witnessed in the Reichsratb. The de
bate on the Primary School bill had been
exciting in the extreme, the Polish and Ty
rolese deputies, devoted and unreasonin:
churchmen, all keen, even bitter, iu their
opposition. At the close ot the debate
theso deputies left in high dudgeon ; but the
vote was taken and the bill became law.
Thus, in spite of the chuich.reform goes ou.
A Rumor. The Washington Express
says a report is going the rounds to the ef
fect that a large number of disappointed of
fice seekers have left this city for Madrid, to
offer themselves for the Spanish throne,
vice Isabella, removed. We don't believe
a word of it. The have all had enough of
office-seeling, and either have gone home
or are on their way thcie, to look up some
more respectable employment than king
A Pleasant Incident. An interview
between General Carl Schurz and the Pres
ident on Monday a week enlivened by a
pleasant incident. The Presideut remarked :
"General, I see 'by the Democratic papers
ihat you and I have been having a fierce
fight." "Yes," said Schurs, "that is the
first that I had heard of it." "Well," said
the President, "if it isn't any fiercer on
your side than it is on mine, it isn't much of
a fight." "Well, if it isn t fiercer on your
side than it is on mine, we can afford to
make up," responded the Senator, jocular
ly. "Well, let's make up," said General
Grant '
Many of our offices have been in the habit
of sending away for their inks. We would
call attention to the advertisement of the
Grey' 3 Ferry Printing Ink Works. We are
using ink from the above factory and find it
entirely satisfactory in quality and price.and
take pleasure in adding our testimony in its
favor. 1'hiVa Evening Star.
Printing Ink. We take pleasure in
calling the attention of printers to the ad
vertisement of C, E. Robinson. Tbe
"Morning News" is printed with ink from
his manufactory. It is clean, well ground
and ot good color, and is sold at a very rea
sonable price. In fact, it is the best ink for
the price that we ever used, and we cordially
add our endorsement to those in the adver
tisement. Savannah (Ga.) Sew.
3lTln 3 l1rT,fr!tTitifi!
pt (
Adverturment set "V iHtargetvvr-.mroiitot vfat
ettle, tvUl be eliargtd double usual rates. Xfo tuts
WANTED a MILLER to run a Grist
Mill with a good run of custom. Pos
session given at once. Good recommendations
required Apply to T. 11. FORCE Y,
O AWED LUMBER. The undersigned
havinsr started in the Lumber business.
near Osceola, Clearfield county. Pa., is now pre
pared to furnish pine boards, clear and punrl
stuff, Ac. Pine and Hemlock bills sawed to order
and shipped on short nonce.
V. H. MAV.UJltJt.tt,
Osceola Mills.
May 5. lSS9-tf. Clearfield eo.. Pa.
White Lead, Zinc Paint, Linseed Oil. Turpentine.
Varnishes of all kinds, Colors, in oil and
dry, Paint and Varnish brushes.
Clearfisld.Pa -M ,'.
United States, for the Western District
of Pennsylvania CHRISTIAN J. 8HOFF, a
Bankrupt under toe not or Congress or iMareh Zd
1SG7, having applied for a discbarge from all bis
debts, and other claims provable under said aot,
by order or tne Lourt.notic is bereby given. te all
persons who hare proved their debts, and other
persons interested, to appear on tbe 13th day of
1ay 18S9. at Two o'clock. P M.. before S. E.
Woodruff Esq. Register in BanKruptcy at bis
office, in Clearfield. Pa., to show cause, if any
they have, why adiscbarge should not be granted
to the said bankrupt. And further, notioe is
hereby given, that the Second and Third meetings
of Creditors of the said bankrupt, required by
the 27th and 2Hth sections ot said act. will be bald
before tbe said Register, at tbo ham time and
place. e. C. MoCANDLESS, Clerk.
Jlay 3tn, isoy.-zi.
-1- United States, for the We-tern District
of Pennsylvania. STACY W. THOMPaUN, a
Banarupt under the Act of Congress of March
2d, 1867, having applied for a discharge from all
his debts, and other claims nrovable under said
act, by order of the Court. notioe is hereby given.
to all persons wno nave proved their debts, and
other persons interested, to appear on the 13th
day ot May. IHii", at 1 o'clock. P M.. before S.
E. Woodruff. Eq., Register in Bankruptcy, at
bis office in Clearfield, Pa., to show cause, if any
tbey have, why a discharge should not be granted
to the said Bankrupt. And further, notice is
hereby given, that the Second and Third meet
ings of creditors of the said Bankrwpt. required
by the 27th and 2Sth sections of said act, will be
held before the said Register, at tbe same time
and place. S. C. McCAKDLESS, Clerk.
May 5, 18B9-2t.
Having just returned from New York and
Philadelphia we take this method of no
tifying all our old customers, and
many others whom we desire to
have as customers, that we
are reoeiving a very
of all kinds, which we will sell at very
low figures. Give us a eall.exaut
ine our goods and prices be
fore purchasing elsewhere
and thereby save from 5
to 20 per cent, on your purchases.
Surretsorsof Ten Eyci If Thompson.
Curwcnsville, Mny 5. 1869-Jt.
The following valuable property will be told
at puono outcry, on
SA TURD.K Y, MAY 21i h, 1369,
between the hours of 12o'clock, M.and 2 o'clock
P. M., in tbe town of Glen Hope, vis :
of choice timber land, situate in Becearia tw'p,
tiearneia county, ra , lying witnin one and a
half miles of Big Clearfield ereec, and writ cov
ered with choice pine, oak and hemlock timber
(being part of the Isaao Wampol survey.) and
is well calculated for timberine or loscins.
There are valuablj coal mines opened on lands
immediately adjoining the same. The above
tract is part of, and taken out or. the lands for
merly belonging to Wm. Pnsey. Persons wishing
to purcnase witiuo well to examine tnis property
The conditions of sale are as follows: One
half to be paid down on confirmation of sale.and
the other half on the first day of May, 1870, to
be secured by bond tnd mortgage, with interest
irom aay oi sale, i-orsession will be given lm
mediately. The owner reserves one bid.
May t., 1869. SAMUEL W1DEMIRE.
The undersigned adopt this method of notify
ing the public generally, and the citisens of Cur
wonsville and vicinity in particular, tbat they
have just returned Irom the East with, and are
now opening, ia their
one door West of Bloom's Hotel, a large and well
seloctcd stock of goods, which will be sold as
cheap as the same quality elsewhere ia the county
Our stock consists of Dry Goods, of every de
cription, together with a fall assortment of no
tion. Clothing, Hats anl Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Hardware, Queensware, as well as Tinware, Co-
darware, Willowware, Bucket and Broom, to
gether with a large stock of Groceries, and al
ways a full stock of Flour, Fish, Salt, Ac.
In short, we keep a full supply of everything
nsed in this market.
We want all our old customers, and aa many
new one as eaa make it convenient, te give ns
call before purchasing ebewherw.
" Curwensville. Pa., DANIEL HARTSOCK,
May 5, 189-4t. EIMVIN GOODWIN.
QAUTION. All perwMn aie here) y caa
v tioned against purcha inu or in aiiv wav
meddling with two MARE Mlii.ES, one a bl.ck
and the other a dun, en two bora wagon, atj
one set double faarocs. sow in possession of' uw
Hancock, as the same belong to us. and are only
left with said Hancock on loan jnhject toouror lt
Philipsburg.mi 3ip WAGONEK if B110 '
1 here will be exposed to public rale, at the res
idence of tbe subscriber, ia Pike township, on
the following personal property, to wit- Tire
horses; one three-year old. and two yeaarlinr
colts; two cows, and a lot of young cattle: sheep
hogs, geese, 4c One Wagon, Buggy and sleigh,
sied. log-sled and chains; set duub e tug-harou'
vingle harness and saddle ; plows, barrow and de
rivator, cutting-box and grindktone, forks, rkt
shovels, hoes, 4e
Wheat, Kye. corn, buckwheat and potatoes, eti
cupboard, bookcase, tables chairs and bedsteads ;
Steves, carpet. Ae.. together with a a am bar of ar
ticles Dot mentioned.
Sale to commence at 9 o'clock of said day.
Terms will be made known on dav of sale. A oir
credit given if desired. I'.'W McNAl'L
April 2S, 13S9. ' -
T EGISTER'S NOTICE. Notice is here
by given that the following account liav
been examined and pawed by me.and remain lld
of record in this office for the inspeetioa of heirs,
legatees.crediters.aad ail others in aay other wty
interested, and will be presented to the next Or
phans' Court of Clearfield county, to be held at
the Vanrt House, in the Boroagh of Clearfield
eommcneingoa theSd.Mondsy of May IA69
Final account of G H LYTLE, Administrator of
Daniel M. Weaver late of Curwensville borough .
Final account of DAVID LABORDE Adminis
trator of Elisabeth Doney deceased who was Ad
ministratrix of Nicholas Doney, of Union town
ship, deceased.
Final account of John McCOY. Administrator of
of James McCoy, late of Beccarria township de
ceased. Final account of John McCOY, Executor of
Margaret Cowen, late of Beoearria township de
ceased April 23. 1869. A. W. LEE. Register.
T?EPORT OP THE First National Bank
" of Curwensville. Pa., as shown by iu
book at Ibe close of biuineaa on the 17th dav of
April 1869.
Loan and Discos a U, : : : : : $ 146,282 31
Commercial Paper : S47.OO0 00
Time Accom. Loans : 98,452 32
Suspended and Overdue
Paper (good) : : : 850 00 -,
Indebtedness of Directors 24,750 00
Overdrafts. : : :::::::: 1.434 86
U. S. Bonds deposited with U S Tr.
to secure circulation, : : : : : 81.000 00
Other Bonds :::::::::: voo Oil
Due from Redeeming and Re
serve Agent :::::::: 9.511 H
Due from National Bank : : : : ' S.z.ll 21
Due from other Banks and Bankers, : 2 7V2 77
Banking House. : : : : : : : 2.500 Oil
Furniture and Fixture ::::;: 1,000 00
Current Expenses : : :::::: 635 33
Taxes raid :::::::;::: 971 60
Cash Items (incl nding stamps) I: : : : 385 61
Bills of other National Banks : : ; : 135 00
Fractional Currency
(including- sickles) :::::: 1.189 S3
Specie ::::::::: ::::10 90
juegai render ote ::::::: zo.949 00
Total, :::::::::: 35274.931 33
Capital stock paid in, :::::: 8100.000 0(
curplus fund, 25,000 M
Discount : : : 81,821 41
Fxcbange : : : 1,411 17
Interest, : : ; : 2.139 82
Profit A Loss. : : 1,04 1 01 6.413 41
Circulating Note reeoeived
from Comptroller : (67,500 00
Leu amount on band : : 250 00
Amount Outstanding :::::: 67.250 do
Individual Deposits, : : : : : : 74.451 It
Due National fiknks, : : : : : : J ,755 45
Due to other Banks and Baukers : : 31 33
Total Liabilities :::::: 5274.931 38
I hereby Certify that the above Statement ia a
true abstract from the Quarterly Report mads te
the Comptroller f tbe Cwrrenc.
dam I KKSOLO. Cask.
April 23. 18C9-3t
T 1ST OF RETAILERS. Of Foreign and
Domestic Merchandise in the County of
Clearfield, subject to thej payment of license fur
ine year lsoy.
Class. To Port mob is
bbccaria. 1I Leonard Krler. 1 J is
11 S.M'Farland, 515 00:13 J 0 BrennerA Colt 00
13 W. S. Dickey, 10 00 14 John Odell. 7 u
13 J.G Ulaago. 10 00 14 Stewart a-Mods, 7 c
14 A. Montgomery 7 00' - r
14 W.C. Meta. 7 00 IS Johnson 4- Co It 01
bradt. 14 Jonathan Walls, 7 Ot
12C.AO.bcbwem, 12 50 14 James Flynn, 7 00
12 L B. Carlisle, 12 50 mioa.
13 J A. Terpe. 10 00 14 D AJ U Brubaker,7 00
13 D. tioodlander, 10 00 woodward.
13 R II. Moore. 10 00 12 Sam'l Hagerty, 1251
14 J. Kunti if Son, 7 00 13 Forrest A Son, 10 W
14 Carlisle A Son, 7 00 13 Conn A Cox. 10 0
14 John Schurich. 7 tl 14 Tbo. Henderson. 7 Ot
14 J liebei ling A Co. 7 00 14 John M. L'baoe. 7 t
14 Smith Curry A Co 7 00 CLeAaritLo aoaeroa.
BlTaKSlOB. I 9 Richard Morwp.25t
12 McMurry A Co. 12 50 10 Jos Shaw Soo,20 Ot
12 Wm. C. Irvin. 12 50 10 tt. L Reed A Co 20 Ot
13 Jcksoa Patehin.10 00 10 J. P Krataer 20 Ot
14 Matthew Irwn 7 00 1 1 Wis. Reed A Co 15 0t
14 Horace Patchin 7 00 II MerrellA Bigier.liM
14 W.J.Nugent, 7 00 11 C Krataer A .Sons 15
ELL. 1 12 Nivling A Co. 12 5t
14 Robt. Mahafioy. 7 00 1 3 J Grabam4-Sonsl2 5t'
I4.C. A Rorabaagh-7 00 12 Wright A Sons, 12 5t
14 David Bell. 7 00 13 Robt. Mitchell 00
. USHarUwiekA Co-IVM
13 John Holt. 10 00 14 Alex Irwin. " M'
BRAKroan 14 I. L Rei senstien " 00
13 Albert A Bro.
13 J. W Funk.
14 Ed. William,
13 HurdiVMcblee.
14 Wm Hunter,
14 O. P Peirce,
14 F. Coudriet,
14 L. M. Coudriet
14 S S Cranston.
14 Justin Plubol,
14 G.M. Brisben,
12 P. A A. Flynn.
13 H. Allaman,
14 R. 8. Stewart,
11 Aug. Leeonte,
13 T M. Forcey,
14 Irvin A Sons,
10 F. C Bowman.
13 James Peat sol,
14 Henry Brown,
It Henry Swnn,
10 00 1 4 H. Bridge. 7 00
10 00 14 Dr Boyer 4-Shaw 7 01
7 00 14 M. Neiee, J
!14 J. V Lightcsp. TOO
10 00, 14 A Sborpp,
7 00; 14 H. F. Faugle. "
7 00; 14 Mrs H WeIshACo7 00
14 Miss Susan Keed.Ttt
7 001 1 I .L. Reisenstein Lt
7 00 1 quor Merchant. 30 W
7 00, vnawaxsviLL
7 00'ioE. A. Irvin 20 0
112 Hartsock A Co. 12 50
7 00; 12 Thompson A Co 12
ll2Jonn Irvin. IJ'
150 1 4 Jo. R Irwin. 7 0
10 00 14 M J. Thompkins-I J
114 Wm.McBride,
7 M 14 John Jenkins, TOO
7 OO114 j.eob Bilzer. T0
14 Fleming A lloel, 7
w r Ban era rlTY.
10 00
12 J. FergusonACo.1250
Il3 Kirk Spencer, 1J0
7 00
I A V....nn Bra 7 US
20 00
10 00
7 00
15 00
9 McMurry A Co.
13 Samuel MeCute.l2J0
( Bennett A Co. 50 JO
t i s P.rrv. ?
13 MeCloskoy A Co.lO 00 u w. S. Wells.
i LI ia nil .a a & L . m I .
14 W. S Sankey,
7 OO14 C Sweitter.
14 Wise A Son. 7 00
13 James Forrest, 10 00
14 Dr. D. K.Uood,
7 00
4 UarUwicit 0 Irwin, Clearfield Borough, '
. .. .... . . . 1 1 I, .. .. k 9 v
4 tioyer anaw.oiearneia wt-i
4 D. R. Good. Osreola Borough,
4 Jo. R I rwin, Carwensville Borough
4 T. U. Forcey, Graham Township,
curirrioiiti axd bbotebibs.
8 D. W McUaughey. Clearfield Borough.
8 W Entres. Clearfield Borough.
8 O. PGaler, Clearfield Borough.
8 Ned Galloney, Curwensville Borough.
8 Catherine Graff, Curwensville Borougn.
8 Christophet Yaekla Osceola Borough,
8 John A Stadler, Clearfield Borough,
8 Alfred Preseott. Brady Township,
8 W. F Irwin, Clearfield Boroagh,
J 09
5 0
5 0t
i 00
i 00
5 0
5 0
5 00
i 00
10 W Endres. Clearfield Borough.
10 Casper Lcipoldt, Clearfield BoroBgb,
15 0
D. W. MeUaughey, Clearfield Borough lo
bles.) - (XI
and I Tenpln alley. T.nnia
T. F. Boalicb, Osceola Borough, (one ""r
Clearfield County Bank. ClearfieM bor. "
An appeal will be held at the t'ommi"""'''
Office, in tbe Borough of Clearfield, on ol,?i.
tbo 2ith dav of May. A. D.. 1869, when
all parties feeling aggrieved will P"" fr
according to law' WM. TVCKK.r
April 28. 2869 4t. MereanaieApprai'
CANNED FRUITS all kinds', "'fi (T-
and fresh, at GRAHAM e.