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'gUffematt'o gournaf, gfcarftcfb, a., 'gtoncmBer 24, 1869.
S. J. HOW, SJDITOB AIIDPROPIIIETOK.
CLEARFIELD, PA., NOV. 24, 1S69.
Telegraidiio dispatched from all points
South state that Thanksgiving day was duly
Alabama has ratified the XVth Artiulc.
Her vote was unanimous in the Senate, the
House btandiiig 00 to 10.
The nellefontc Wtitchni'in favors the nom
ination of George II. I'eud'.etin a-ithe Dem
ocratic candidate for President in 1ST2.
Several disasters to ve.?clij occurred on j
Long Island Sound, last wejk. One schoon
er is rejwirted capsized and all on board lost.
A severe gale occurred on the lakes the
latter part of last week. Quite a number
of vessels were wrecked, and many lives lost.
Ketchum, the great New York embezzler,
has been released from the Sing Sing Peni
tentiary, having served out his term of im
prisonment. The lion. Ed ward McPherson, Clerk of
the House of Representatives, has just re
turned front a trip to Europe, greatly im
proved in health.
The Suprem Court of Pennsylvania will
appoint its Prothonotaries in January nest.
The emoluments of the place are handsome,
including a salary of $3,5(K) and fees.
On Tuesday, November 10th, the Ten
ncssee House of 1U-preservatives rejected
the Fifteenth Amendment by a vo!e of l
to 12. Tennessee needs a little reconstruct
Col. Elliot, in his speech at Houston,
Texas, last week, said, "My negroes are
worth more to uie now than they were du
ring slavery." The Colonel is a Democratic
candidate for Congress.
The Butler IL-rald say.-: "It is said thnt
politics and whiskey go together. If this
be true, it accounts for both whiskey and
polities being in a wretched condition." Pap
Zeigler, being a good Democrat, ought to
The Memphis I'o.it admonishes the Re
publicans of Tennessee that a strong party
has been organized among the enemies of
impartial suffrage, in that b'tate, to secure
the excision of the right cf the colored race
to the franchise, under the contemplated
revision of the State Constitution.
Vincent Collier has arrived at San Fran
cisco from Alaska and British Columbia,
bearing a petition signed by prominent citi
zens of Victoria, addressed to President
Grant, praying the annexation of IJritish
Columbia to the United States. A similar
petitiou will be forwarded to Queen Victo
ria. Some of the Democratic papers seem to
be much exercised over a report that the
Washington clerks intend to apply to Con
gress for increase of salary. Let these poor,
hungry, office-seeking wights hold their
peace. It will be time to howl when the
deed is consummated.
New Hampshire leads off in the political
campaign for l!S70, her Democratic State
Committee having appointed the State Con
vention at Concord, on Wednesday, Janu
ary 5th, and fixed times and places for the
councillor and senatorial conventions
throughout the State. The election occurs
on Tuesday, March loth, and the State wi!i
choose at the same time the first three mem
bers of the Forty -second Congress.
Tho Pittsburg W, a live Democratic
sheet, in speaking of the chances of various
Democratic candidates lor the next guberna
torial nomination, gives Philadelphia the
following lerritic slap: "We don't know
who will be the candidate next time, but at
the present writing this people of the West
feel like saying to the East, if any mora
nap games are tried on and ati eastern man
nominated, the East may elect him ; he will
get no votes worth counting on this tlope of
the mountains. Particularly and ahove ail,
Philadelphia shall not choose the man."
Democratic ideas of retrenchment soni
to be of a singular character. One day
they raise the howl of "Radical extrava
gance" on account of "the useless employ
ment of immense hordes of persons in our
Davy yards and public offices." The next
day, should any portion of these "hordes"
bo discharged to lessen tbe expenses ol
government, they still more lustily howl
that the Radicals have discharged these
"poor men" and in consequence "their
children" must suffer the pangs uf hunger.
Out upon such hypocrisy ; they are only
sorry that the.-are deprived of the privil
ege of robbing the people. That's all.
While the new constitution is defeated in
Jsew York by a laro tnajority.there appears
to be some doubt as to the fate of t'.e Judi
ciary article voted on epara.ely. There is
a majority for the artieles outside of the
counties of Erie, New York and Kings of!
51,271. If New York and King do not j
give any more majority agaiust the judiciary J
article- than they did for the Democratic I
ticket, then the article is adopted by a few
huudred votes. Its ratification, therefore,
appears probable. The substantial effeeiof
the amendment will be to lengthen the term
of the judges from eight to fourteen years,
and to submit to tbe popular vote iu 173
thequestiirj of the abolition of the elective
A Horrible Murder.
A niurder,eqna!iing in atrocity any known
in the annals of crime, was committed near
Pleasant Grove, Huntingdon county, be
tween six and seven o'clock, ou Wednesday
evening, November Uth. Tbe victims were
an old man named John IVightal, his wife
Mary Peightal, and an adopted child named"
Scott Garner a boy of ten or twelve years
of age. They were sitting at siii per when
attacked. Mr. Peightal and young Garner,
were shot through the head and instantly
killed. Mrs. IVightal was also shot, but
not fatally, and was dispatched with an axe
The perp.f trators of the crime, after plun
der iuj; the house and stealing the money be
longing to the family, consisting of coin and
greenbacks amounting, it is said, to about
two thousand dollars, the fiends covered the
bodies with bedding and clothes, which they
setoti.&re and then fled. The fire was at
mice discovered by some neighbors, who
hastened hither and, to their dismay, uot
only found the house on fire, fcut the whole
family murdered. Suspicion at once rested
on two men who had been seen in the neigh
borhood during the day.
A mes-etigcr was dispatched to Hunting
don, who. upm inquiry, discovered that two
persr-tis answering the description had taken
the Cincinnati express west. A telegraphic
dispatch was sent to Altoona, giving a de
scription of the supposed murderers, and
upon the arrival of the train there the men
were arretted, and lodged in the lock up.
On Thursday morning, they were taken
back to Huntingdon, and recognized at once
as the men who had been lurking around
Peiehtal's previous to the murder. Il was
only through the wise counsel of prudent
men that they were not lynched by the in
dignant populace. After being taken to the
jail they confessed having committed the
murder, but the evidence against them is
deemed sufficient to convict them, aside
from their confession. Several hundred
doiiars in gold and greenbacks was found
upon them the balance they said (hey had
tied up in a handkerchief and bid along the
railroad, before taking the train.
Both the men are Germans. The one
gives his name as Allied Bod'-nburg. who
was born in Hanover, on the Jlhine, Octo
ber, l!:),:ind is therefore thirty thiee years
old The other is named Golliuti Boner,
alias "Charlie Moore," aliax "Dutch Char
lie,"' was born in Wirtemburg, Germany,
and is about forty years of age. The latter,
it is said, was convicted of larceny in Hunt
ingdon three years ago, and served his term
in the Penitentiary.
Love of gain seems to have instigated them
to commit the horrible crime for which they
have been arrested. They will be tried at
the next term of the Huntincdon courts.
Thk Supreme Court. The last Con
gross passed an act for tho reorganization of
the Supreme Court of lhe United States,
which will go into effect on t ho first Monday
in December. Thereafter the Court will
consist of a Chief Justice and eight Associ
ate Justices, any six of whom shall consti
tute a quorum. The law provides for the
appointment of a Circuit Judge for each of
the nine Judicial Circuits, who shall reside
in las circuit. and shyll have the same power
and jurisdiction therein as the justice of the
Supreme Couit for that circuit. The Circuit
Court in each circuit shall be held by the
Justice of tin-SupremcCo;ii t assigned there
to, or by the Circuit Judge, or ly the Dis
trict Judge, sitting alone, or by the Justice
of the Supreme Court and Ciicuit Judge
sitting togethcr.or, in the absence of either,
by the other and the Di-tiict Judge. The
Circuit Judges are to be paid five thousand
dollars each per year. The law provides
further that any of the Justices of theSii
pretne Court who have been in commission
ten years, and who have reached seventy
years of aye, and shall resign, shail be paid
their reular salary for life.
The New Assistant Tuhas-liier. The
New York Tribune says :
We are pleased to see that the new Sub
Treasurer has begun bis duties in such a
conscientious wi'.i.ner, and that, after being
introduced to his place yesterday, he in-dst
ed upon a thorough counting of all the funds
in the vaults of the Treasury, not only as an
act of justice to himself and his predecessor,
but also as a guarantee to his own sureties,
who are more or Ies responsible. It is well
that Mr. Folger has shown himself so care
ful in this matter, and if, in likewav. he
shall give constant an ! faithful personal su
pjrvision to all the duties an 1 departments
of the Sub Treasury, there will probably be
all the lessreaso'i hereafter to blame subor
dinates for n gligence, errors, or culpable
A Terrible Visitation'. There is in
formation of a terrible calamity in Columbia,
C.mth America. A volcaniceiuption occur
red where recently by which many lives were
lost aiiJ, there is reason to fear.several towns
in the vicinity entirely desnoyed. Ashes
and btinistone in immense quantities were
thrown out, and a river, near the mountain
in which the eruption occurred, became dry
laud within a few hours af'ier it began. Pro
lessor l'Vib's idea, some time since promul
gated. that, the earth is now passing through
one of its periodical stages of increased vol
canic action is bcgiidng to attract the atten
tion of scientific men, the unusual number
of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions seem
ing to con firm it.
The triple alliance of Fi ance, Austria and
Ilussia meats a check to (he advancing in
fluenee of Prussia as a leading continental
power, and the ulterior protection both of
the I'reaoh interests in th- Suez Canal mid
of lliissiandesigiisuponth.it purt of Asia
which separates her present emj.iie from
the F.ngiish possessions in Hind-iosian. It
is not at ail improb Vole that the new pro
ject includes secret articles relative to the
imperial succession in Fiance, and to the in
terestsof the respective parties in die early
termination ol the Turkish encampment in
Europe or on either shore of the Bospho-ru-
Philadelphia his :.n estimated population
ol 75, '))') souls, which makes it the fourth
li'.y a-i regards size in the civilized world.
The "Flower of the Holy Ghost" is a
South American production, which people
in this part of the world are trying to raise
and r.aturalize. Mrs. Colt is trying to cul
tivate it in New Haven, and we believe there
is a specimen of it in Brooklyn. The flower
is a creamy white cup, nearly as larire as
half an egg. and extremely beautiful. W hat
constitutes its extraordinary character, and
its w n ler as a natural floral growth, is the
fact that iu this flower is a little pure whit
duve, with pink bill and eyes, and its head
turned as if looking over its back. Its wings,
feet, bill, etc., are as absolutely perfect as
those of the living dove, whose counterpart
this wonderful mimic bird is.
Barney Kane, the switch tender at Samp
son station, the scene of lhe recent distres
sing accident on the Pacific railroad, has
been found guilty of ''ignorance and incom
petency" by the-coroner's jury. Notwith
standing this solemn opinion, he was shrewd
enough to deceive the officers of the compa
ny as to his ability to re d. How deceive
them? We ask, with all gravity, could the
officers themselves read? or, if so. how were
they deceived? Barney. who couldn't read,
is under arrest. The officer's, who couldn't
or didn't find out that he couldn't read, were
not under arrest at last advices.
The schism now pending in the Mormon
Church was caused oriuinally by a propo-i
tion to open up the mining regions and ta
vor the immiirration of capitalists, at which
Brigham took umbrage. He recently claim
ed to have a revelation directing him to
draw $25,000,000 now depnsitedin the Bank
of England and remove to the Sandwich Is
lands with it, but the people did not re
spond cordially, and he has given up the
idea. The railroad eonnecti.ig Salt La!;e
City with the Pacific Uuilro; d will be com
pleted about New Year's.
The continent of Europe is made up of
forty-four different nations, numbering in
all 285.000,000 of inhabitants. The united
annual expenditures of the various govei u
incuts amounts to $2,210.0 -0,000, or $7 75
per head. Allowances to crow ned heads
amount to $43.072. UiK). or sixteen cents pel
head. The armed forces cost the sum of
$013,104,000, or per head, S2 15. Intere.-t
payable on public debts amounts to $572,
52O.0iK. or, per head, if I S4. The public
debt of EunTe amounts to $ 15, 35'J, 20S,U00,
making $54 per head.
The special school fund commissioners of
New York. report that there are fifty three
institutions in New Vork city established to
receive State aid in educating children gia
tuilously to the amount, of $10 a child
Of this number twenty thre are Roman
Catholic, ten Episcopalian, eight German,
two Jewish, and tie remainder charitable
and uiisectarian. The largest amount paid
to any institution was $13,000, given to St.
Bridget's (R. C. ) Parochial school, and the
smallest, $281, to St. Luke's (P. E. ) Paro
It is sad that a short tiin.i ago a close
fisted farmer in Philips, Me., died after de
vising one dollar to his only son. The old
gentleman was duly hurried in the ven -ra
iile church aid. which suffered a terribie
washing away by the late flood, and a short
time ago bis body was found opposite the
sou's place, having been brought down t he
river a great distance. Wlieti the tender
hearted son was informed of the fact, be
made the torn bing remark, "Piobably come
back hficr tliut dollar."
The Cuban Junta is in possession of a
letter written by a "prominent member" ol
the Madrid government, which intimates
that a formidable Spanish squadron will
shortly visit this country to demand the
Spanish gunboats. The theory tit "ti which
this rumor is gin n up is plau il !e,S ain.
foreseeing her inal ility to hold Cit' a. will
assume a position which w il! i--iniei Brodiei
Jonathan to claim Cuba mounter, wmn
the Castilian squadron will yield to the cir
An old Indian hunter says that over forty
years ao theie came, in October, while ibe
leaves weie yet green on the trees, a heavj
fall of snow like that ol last nionih. It re
maiiicd on the ground about a month, when
heie came a heav j rain, uceompauio by
thunder and lightning. which carried oti ;! c
snow entirely. Tim ground then retrain-d
bare, and the Indians "walked n I u
leaves" till about the time ol siigur -:
when snow again fell to the dep'h t ..
Swindlins firms are to le denied the
privileges of the mails. This is timely
The postal serwice has for its basis t he
spread of information and the facilitation of
commerce. Bad men wdio take advantage
of the medium so kindly provided by the
Government for these put poses, to hood
wink the people find injure their niorals.de
serve no tolerence. The postal privilege
was never intended fr them, and its denial
is not tbe only punishment they metir.
The New York Herald, of Sa'urdij. in
reference to the King's county sheridiit , .
says: "The climax of political rascality l
rcached in Brooklyn, w here il is evidently
determined that true Iemoi-racy cniii's in
putting a Democrat in office ; and if it be in
defiance of the popular vote all the better.
hat business have the people to any choice
iu such a matter? 'Count the man in.'
Tliit is the whole philosophy of repub.ics.'
Kentucky jury has just acquitted a son of
the late Governor Powell on a charge of
murder, because be was drunk at the time
the d im was committed. Not tnar.y y. a -s
a,'0 a Kentucky jury did the same thii g
lor tbe son of another destinuished man.
In fat;t, it seem that the conditionsnf a sate
pursuit of the busin?ss of indisci iminate
killine in the South are high birth and high
As evidence that American ideas are tot
ting foothold in Italy, a correspondent cites
the fact that. American roc-kin chairs are
now in high favor, thoiivh when first, intio
dueed by Ametiean families they were look
ed upon by the natives as something rcuieu
lous. Prof. W C. Ivrr. ccologi-t of the S'te
of N -rth C irolin i, promulgates the theory
that the Black Mo'inr-iin of North Caioiin i
ws- thrt first dry land ot the globe, and the
ohlest spot of earth in the wnnd. He pro
poses to erect a monument upon it to Adam.
A Little of Everything.
Universal complaint dull tiaie.
Wild geese n.igrate at this season
Light employment cleaning windows.
Advertise, if you would thrive- in business.
Fjtcrueiatingiy musical a pig under a gate.
Shipped to California stove from Pittsburg.
Very busy milliners and Sheriff's, now a days.
Are generous long nosed nd flat-footed per
sons. Mad doss are reported in the southern part of
Work is scarce, wages, low. and living high, in
some of the cities.
Always in order subscriptions to tbe Journal
Price S2 in advpnee.
A good motto cet what you cm honestly, use
what you gut frugally
Prevail warlet fuver. diptberiaw, and whoop
in? cough, in .Inhnttnwn.
We quit the world as we enter il under com
pulsion and unconsciously
For dvsr-rpHa nothing is retter than a eord of
wood not to be taken, but sawed.
Fiht to buy of thnse who advertise in the
Ji-ibsal 1 bey always sell cheap.
Por neat and cheap job work at the JoOB
XL i ffise. Bring on jour orders.
Amusir.? to see an old black boss dragging a
couple "'"ye pipe hats Along the streets.
Should read the advertisements everybody.as
thiv often contain Invaluable information.
A fiftv th.iiisiind dollar tannery is talked of at
Plii'ip-hurir Why c-in"t we bave one here.
Off on a hunt the junior editorof tho Al-
toon i Tnliiue He'll do Drm fine hunting.no
Angelina Honeysuckle Thistledown is a beau
tiful young lady of rrovideDce, R. I. What's in
a name ?
Xeck tieswPh little mirrors in the centre of the
bow is the latest fa hioo wilh the '-nobby" lads.
What next ?
Rejoices in three husbands a much married
woman in Pit'shurg. lirighaui Young had better
look to his laurels.
Wilkesbarre has a school in which woman's
work and hnuscpeepiiig are taught. Cloarfield
onht to have one.
Quvry ? Why are some of the young men in
this town like their breeches? Uecause they are
very tight betimes.
Some on a gobble the chap who appropriated
that g-il-blerto his -wn use, without permission
Xext he'll be gobbled.
A young lady who drew a gentleman's wrapper
at a r-!cent gift con'-ert in Waierbury now wants
a gentleman to put into it.
Somebody rrci-tnmrnds dipping the finger in
boilins tar as a cure for felons. The cure is prob
aoly as bad as tbe disease.
A fi-ct tictwithstandins the heavy tax on
mntrhr. the matrimonial business is unusually
brisk everywhere, this year.
Announced eighteen ladies as public lectu
rers, this wii.ter. The number who willgivepri
vate lectures is much greater.
Many of our exchanges are warning the peo
ple to look out for counterfeit S2 greenback We
arc on the lookout for genuine ones.
Janirs Pesiaond. of Yonker. New York, the
other day blowed down the muzzle of his gun.
He is cow under the cold, cold ground.
The North Mountain, iu Cumberland county,
Pa., was recently on fire, presenting a grand
spectacle to all thesurrounding country.
An exchange paper says that oats will retain
its gciniiiia'ing properties a thousand years.
Womierif tho editor speaks from experience.
Allege several Kansas fanners, that their
sweet potatoes are too big for stove wood and too
small for dug outs. A bad predicament to be in,
fj,),. the pretty girls employed in the Trcas
ury Pepnrtnient. Kevenue cutters '" All riiht.
providing they don't -cut' with any of the rev
enue. Colorado is recommended for consumptives not
only i" summer, but in winter, as the season is
represented to be more favorable to invalids than
at the east.
Indian summer was of short duration Some
thing wrong wi:h the n-lians; not enough left,
perhaps to et up as respectable a summer as
they used to.
Not true that Henry Ward Peecher is going to
sue Mark Tw-iin for libel in saying that Peecher
j plante.l 5iltl wor:h of dried apples. Ilonry
; hasi.'t Jnnie l it.
The n-w round house. now in coure of erection
by the Pi R. K company at Altoona ist.SIOfeet
in di;itpier. with SI) tracks, and open centre,
with turn table
The President's ancestor. Matthew (Irani, came
to Ihi-- couotrv in I it-It), in conseqnonco of which
j the "f U-k Wurlit thinks hss name must have
I hcen M T Grant.
n fooler e-'iiii-y Mo , ve nison hams sell at fivo
! Rit,i ii T-ourd and wild turkeys at from 2j to 50
, V. ni !,,'t nii-.id to have a small car-
I A V.":r .. V: k i'. i.ti?t declares that he
r-.-eii''j 'X i.i-ti-1 -o-no teeth for himself after
piming l.iui-eli -o r.eep with chloroform. A
smrt d loi-i !lut
Poilland .Me is brajrpirg of its honesty, be
cause a man 'eft a picket book oa the table of a
hotel and found it tliere half an hour afier It
was empty, however.
It is a curious fnrt that although the rain keeps
thousands away from church on Sunday, it does
not deter a single man from attending to bis bu
siness, on week days.
Gaulin.at the p--ptoffie. has ju;t received a
P'.rge a.soiiun nt of books note and letter paper,
e-c su'-a le for holiday presents. Go and see
them before purchasing elewnere.
A young lady out west h is taken a prize for
pi-tol ;h .o'in,j A good many young Indies are
pn-S iet:t in setting thoir oaps" at balls, and
their aims are seldom to be counted as misses.
Two men. residing in Huntingdon county. were
poisoned the other day by eating aconite, a poi
sonous loot One drank water 10 quench bis
thirst and died the uthe. drank milk and lived.
An editor out west became martial and was
made captain. Ou parade, instead of -two paces
in from advance." he exclaimed -Cash two
dollars a year in advance " He was court-mar.
tialed and 'entenced to read his own newspaper
A per lexed housewife introduced to her guests
a ilish of osiers. the result of her first efforts oi
co .king this luscious bivalve, with this explana
tion : ' l lound it very d fficult to dress them, so
I just held on their wings and cut their stomachs
off I guess they will be good "
John Saxe. at a hotel in the West the other
dav. ut.denook to carve a piece of beef which
was so tough that the carving knife made little
impression upou it. Tbe poet laid down knife
end fir, glanced around and spoke: Gentle
men, that's au infringement on Goodyear's pat
Tbe Allrntown (Pa.) Drmoirat has a novel way
of dunnin; delinquent subecribers. as witness the
! following: -Joe Laztrus. of Ci.fasqua. has been
j readiig our paper since Au ;ost I. 1SS0, without
: paying for ir Would like to see you come down
! witn 1S 27, J.o.e;.b. Jf y-o don't wr are going
! to mak the best -local' of you that our leaders
! have teen in a long titno. So take your choice,
Synopsis of County Institute.
The Teachers In-titute of Clearfield coun
ty, conveued in the public school house, ut
Curwensville. on Tuesday, Oct. 12th, at 1&
o'clock, P. M. Geo. W. Snyder,-Co. Su
perintendatit and ejc-ojficio President of the
Institute, urged upon the teachers, if they
would make the Institute instructive and
profitable, and interesting to themselves, to j
cnuie lorward and take an active part in u
proceedings. Mr. Joseph spencer, of Pike
tp., was then introduced, who entertained
the audience lor a cousideialle time, speak
iug of the teachers duties and responsibili
ties. "Application of tviuare Hoot," by
Mr. M. Clark. On motion, the houis of
meeting were fixed, as follows: open at
9 a. m , and c'ose at 12; open at 1 J p. ni ,
and close at 4 and Dpen at 7 in the evening.
Tuesday Evening: Mr. M L Ouelieh.
lecture on lleading. Mr. J. S. Smith, lec
tured on Geology. Select reading by Mr.
H EDNESDAY Morning. Di.-cussinn.
' Wl at d'sposiiion should a teacher male
of his time out of school hours?" Partici
pated :n by many of the teachers Lecture
on "Pi nmai sh p," by Mr. C. E. Cady, of
New Vo 1. lie said, "Tl e principlasth mid
be well understood before an attempt be
made to tin in letters. That system should
be chosen which is easiest understood. The
pupil .siiouiu eouiiiiunce the study ar a very
early ae-e. It t the ti acher make the prin
ciples upon the board and the young pupil
iioituie them upon his slate. Great care
should be taken iu the selection of the ma
lerial the pup-1 is allowed to use. Wriiit.p
should be taught in classes, the same as any
other branch of study, and the teacher
should allow no uvmber higher than number
time of any system to be used which is
supposed to include all the principles of ny
system also, to assist his pupils in criticis
iujj his writing." Mr. Guelieh continued
his lecture on elocution, dividing it ito Ar
ticulation, Emphasis, Inflection and Ton
Lecture, on "An tua'ed Nature," by Mr. V.
C. t-hultz. Adjourned.
Wednesday Arrtiionj-. Lecture on
toe topics of Geoc'i apliy. by Mr. V. . A.
Shultz. Essay, by Mr. N Com-tock. Class
drill in writing by C. E. Cady. Age Ques
tion, by Geo. W. Snyder. Select reading,
by Miss Clara Leonard. Di.-cussim, "How
shall we secure I etter attendance of children
in our .schools." After being thoroughly
discussed, it was generally theught, the best
wav to operate was, by decorating and oth
erwise rendering the chool reuuu agreeable
to the putul, to that he might, regard it as a
place of pleasure rather than a prison ; and
by interesting the parents in the work t f
the school, and making tlieia understand the
importance of regular attendance by their
Wednesday Evening. Public realing
entertainment by Mr. Guelieh. Notwith
standing the admission fee of twenty five
cents, the school ro m was crowded, and the
audience was, perhaps, the largest of the
session, except on Thursday uuht. The
readings were excellent, and gave evidence
of caredul study. The vocal music, led by
Miss V. S. JJoucher, was iiImj one of the
be t fV-atures of tbe entertainment.
Thursday Morning. Application of
Cube lloot, by Mr. E. Wilson. iJi.-cussion.
"Should Teachers' salaries be uniform ? Il
not, what should be the basis for fixing
them V" It was generally thought they
should not, and the only true criterion for
lixing them ly dircelers, was the grade of
cert ideates. Essay, by M iss Sliipt.ni. Se
lect reading, by Mr. Guelieh. The follow
ing committee was appointed on finance:
A. V. Dougherty, George Cole, and C. C.
'Iihrsday Afternoon. Mr. E. G.
Hays gave instruction on the verb. Essay,
by Miss Cecelia Li onard. Mr. W. S. Lti
t her gave instruction on Longitude and
Time. Class drill in writing, by Mr. C. E.
Cady. Address, "Educal ion in Clearfield,"
by F "A. A. Sciiuhz. Essay, by Miss Clara
I:inett. The President appointed the fo
lmvi.ig committee on re.-olulions : .Mr. X.
Comstoek, Mr. McGuvern, and Mi-s Debbie
Thursday Evening. Lecture, by V. W.
A. SiiuitZ. Music. Lecture on Popular
Education, by lion J. P. Wickeisham. lie
said, 1 did not come with a prepared or
flowery speech, but intend to tell you, iu the
plainest Anglo Saxon 1 can master, your
duties. Von have some curiosities th;i
should be purchased, by subscription, and
preserved in the scholastic cabinet of the
county. I mean these old log school houses
and thoir defective apparatus, which preju
dice the minds of your children, and what
should be the happiest, are the most detest
ed hours of their lives. He said it was just
as essential to have apparatus in the school
houses for teachers to use. as it was for a
carpenter to have tools. If directors fail to
perforin their duties in this, as well as any
otlur resj ect, the pet pie should see that
me.i were elected who would do their whole
dut ies, irrespective of any outside influence.
Mr. v icke r.-iiam spoke an hour ami a bait,
to a very large audience. If all the dimet
ers of the county had been present, they
would have learned that they were, in a
great tiu-aure responsible for the defects ol
the school system in this county. Lecture,
by .Mr. W. II. Prideaux. Subject. "In
what does nur liberty. conist and how should
it he preserved?" Music. Adjourned.
Fit I da x Morning. Mr. Gulieh gave a
class -drill in articu ation. On motion, the
regular business was sus-ei:de-l for half an
hour, and lion. J. P. Wickcrsham, lectured
on the Art of Teeching. Class drill in writ
iiiL', by Mr. Cady. Essay, by Mis.- Me
Govern. Mr. Kirk, of E linboro was call
ed for, and the geutleman delivered a lively
and spirited address Adjourned.
Friday Afternoon. Mr. J. W. Corp,
gave instructions on common fractions. Se
lect reading, by Mr. Prideaux. Essay, by
Mr. Geo. Cole. Mr. J. S. Smith, gave in
stiuction on the globe. The anntril 'elect
ion resuhed. as follows: Vice Presidents,
Messrs. M. L. Guelieh and J. S. Smith.
Recording Secretary, Mr. J. W. Schoiield.
Treasurer, Mr. Geo. Ur. Cole. Com. of
Permanent Certificates", J. S. Smith, W. II.
Pridaux, F. W. A. Shultz, Miss Clara Bar
rett and Miss Hattie Swan. The following
appointments were made by the President:
Examining Committee. V G. Hays, M. L.
Guelieh. Miss E. J. McGovern and Miss
Hattie Swan. Committee of A-rangements,
Miss Miry Walters, Viss Louisa Ileisey,
and J. "W . Corp.
Select Reading, by Mr. RisheL Adjourn
ed. Friday Evening. Oration, on Happi
ness, by Mr. W. II. Prideaux. Select
Reading by E. G. Hay. Oration, "Wash
inzion at Vailey Fore," by Mr. Rishel.
Committee ou lls-o'ut'ou repo. tel the fol
JiesiilwI. That, we extend our thanks to
Hon. J. P. Wickersham, C. E. Cady. Esq..
Mr. Kirk. Mr. Spencer, of Pike tp., and
Miss V. S. Roiieher, for services rendered
during the week.
Ji-mlre?, That we believe it to be the du
ty tit every teacher in Clearfield county,to
take a copy of the School Journal.
ltemlceil. That the teachers, who have
wilfully absented themselves from our fn-stitute.desc-rvc
the undivided censure of all,
for manife-ting so little professional inter
est. licsoli-cil. That the teachers, believe that
the interests of our common schools demand
that the lencth of our present school term
should be extended to six months.
HiH,hrl. That Websters' Unabridged
Dictionary should be found in every school
room placed there by the local school board,
at the expense of the district.
I H'X-olrol, That a course of professional
reading is essential to the greatest success
of every true teacher.
RenJced, That we extend our thanks to
the citizens of Curwensville for their kind
ness and hospitality during our stay in
AWtW, That Sup't 0. W. Snyder has
our hearty approval for advancing the work
of education in this county.
Hexnlird, That we pledge ourselves to
make the next Institute tl e largest and most
interesting ever yet held in this or any oiher
of the northwestern ccunties.
Select reading.by Mr. Guelieh. Adjourned.
No doubt a great mistake was made in
holding the Institute the week of the elec
tion Sixty five teachers, however, were
present. All appeared to 1-e highly de'ight
ed wii h its success. The citizens spoke in
a praiseworthy manner of the proceedings,
and many goed wishes were exchanged for
each others success.
The New Two's. The new two dollar
greenbacks hare made their appearance in
small quantities. They are printed on a
patent fibred paper, and are decidedly the
handsomest notes of their denomination that
have been issued since the beginning of the
war. The central portion of the face is oc
cupied by au excellent view of the capital,
with "United States will pay the bearer,"
over it. and "Two Dolbirs" and the signa
ture of Treasurer and Register of Treasury
under it. The left end is completely filled
by a portrait of Jefferson, with the number
of the note under it in red, and closed by a
red star to prevent the alteration practised
on the old style in this particular. On tin
right end is the figure "2" on elaborate
scroll work, the number of the note and the
Treasury seal. Across the whole upper
portion of the face, and merging with the
edgfs of all the ornamentation, runs au in
tricate net-work of the words "United'
States Legal Tender Note Two Dollars,"
so arranged that successful counterfeiting
will be almost impossible. Ou the reverse
the word "This note is a legal tender at its
full value," etc., and the usual caution
against counterfeiting is engraved on a chaiu
of "Two, 2 Two. 2," etc., that with the
usually claboiate lathe work that fills the
entire back will tend to still further embar
rass manufacturers of counterfeits.
Out in Kansas, the great wit basin, at
Solomon City, a large maufacturing compa
ny, lhe Central Salt Company, has gone in
to operation, and having extensive vats, is
producing salt of a very superior quality by
solar evaporation at a cost of only twelve and
a half cents per bushel.
i cur SI Avert $m t nt s.
Afith-rtwMtHfs xet t'p in fa rgt tyj-, jut f p'atn
vty!, iCtll &t charged dotrbg usual rates. JS'o ut.
A UCTIONKEIL The undersigned, hav
ing beea letularly licensed, is prepared
to call &a!tM in any purt of the county. Charge
moderate. 1'er-ons deiring hifl fterTicea will
e ill upon or address, C'liAi U. H fc N S A L.I..
Not 24-3nip Smith's Mills. Pa.
The west perfect machine Tet invented. Will
wide-n m,d uanow. turn a heel, or point the tee
It mill knit plain or tibhed. It will knit stock
ings, drawers, f-liirtn hn"d.' comforierd. mittens.
Ac. It iii cheap, simple ai,d dunible. It rcis up
i;s own work ut- but one needle, and req-iires
no tj;it!n -hHt-ver It will do the pauje worK
that lhe Lamb machine will lo. adiI costs le
than half as uiuxb- an-t ha? not the tvu:h prt of
lhe ui-iehinery lo pet out ot order. Ci;s.itrs
and samples nviiled free on applu-aiiun. .i. i
wanted All midline guaranteed
SHAW Jt M-iiU-iX ien I Aj-ents.
Nov.2t :ioi No. 20 Sinh St., Pituburgh Pa
pXKCUTOItS NOTICE. Letter Te-ta-tarv
on the estate of William Hidden,
late of Pike town-hip. deeeai-edd. bavins;
occn granted to tbe undersinu. ao-ioe is
herebr ivcn thutal! persoi.5 i::d(.hted to said po
tato are refjuired to mlee immedixte paymtmt.
and tboe having jluiuis af-uint fbe tame will
present them, Droperly authenticated, tor stt!e
ment. to JoUNtON HOLDEN.
Nov. 17, I9rt9-6t. Executor
A D .M I N I STtt AT( ) ITS NOTI C K. Let
ters of administration on the estatof
John Spackman. late of Oirard township, ilec'd.
hating been granted to the undersigned, no
tice is hereby ircn tbt all persons indebted to
stid estate are requested tonmke imnieliwt par
merit, and those having claims against the saaue
will present them. pro;erly aotheniicited. fr
settlement to THUS. II Ml'KKAY.
Not. 22 isrs-fft. Administrator.
AUDITOR'S NOTICE. Tho underMsn
ed an Auditor appointed bv th Or
phans' Court of Clearfield coun-y. to make di-tr-tii'ion
of nionifj ia the hands of John II
rulford. Administrator is bonis tten Ao . of
Jam Morrison, late of Jord.u township dc'd.
to and amongst those lega'ly entit'ed thereto will
discharge the duties of bis appointu.ent at the of
fice of J. II. McFnallT, Esq.. in ClnrMld. on
Til D USD A Y. THF 21 f)AV"r" fK"F.VP-.tl text,
when and where all persons interested may attend
if that see proper
Not .VSi-3t. 1 W T'CT;rdT. n-:or
AISS II. S. SWAN'S, School fur Girh,
The next Terta of twentv-twe w.cks will com
mence on Monday, Ncvemher 2J, lSft".
tkkms or TriTioif.
Reading. Orihography. Writing. Object Lea-
sons. Primary Aiitbmetio and Primary
Ijoogrsf hy. per half term, (of II weeks). Si 00
History. local and Descriptive tocography
with Map Drawing. Urammar, Mental
and VTritten Arithmetic, t it
Algebra and the Sciences. f
Instruction in Instrumental Music, If CO
Oil Painting, j (8
Wox Work. g (
For full particnlari send for Circnlar.
Clearfield. August 25, I&oV-Iy.
The Second Session of the prese nt Sjhelastie
year of this Institution, will commence oa Horn
day, the 22d day of September. 1869.
Pupils can enter at any time. They will be
charged with tuition from the time they eater te
the close of the session
The courue of instruction embraces everything;
included in a thorough, practical and iokb
plisbed education of both sexes.
The Principal having had tbe advaatsje ef
much experience in bia profession, assure pa
rents and guardians that hit entire ability aad
energies will be devoted to the mental and serai
training of the youth placed under his charge.
Tisss or Tcitioi :
Orthography, Heading. Writing and Primary
Arithmetic, per session, (II weeks.) $ 00
Uramuar, Geography, Arithmetie, aad Hist
Algehr,tteometry, Trigonometry, Slensuratien
Surveying, Philosophy, Physiology, Chemistry
Book-keeping, Botany, and Physical Seogra
Latin. Greek and French, with any of the a-
bove branches: 912.00
Music. Piano. (SO lessons.) $10.00
7No deduction will be made fer absence.
For further particulars inquire of
Ret PI. HAHRTCnV ' w
ACON. Hams. Sides and Shoulders nt -e-tucci
FOR SALE. The nnd.r.i,., f, .
one of beary v. O IS AIX
I J near t l lit-
Nor. 10, ISO, Cfl w CB.r,...
F)R SALE it tho "Kovs?lirie si,,,?
Cheap for cah
Wl, kJi.l 1J I., l J . .s,,t 11 - -
Not 10 ldo
rjaurion. All p rsons are hereby cau-i,
,td "i"-' lvi"S 1,avii Wrieht fo,T
or other .rtiele.. my aeooact. -i.ho.t '
tier from me. ei kv . .. w-
I.UM Hills No 10. IS19
QAUTION.--A11 persons M
a W"" "n- purchasing or in aD7,.."
tued'lo-ift with a set of llarnew for Two fl "
FotirSueep nl Thr-e M.lgi. now in Bu,-i?V
Andrew Holt, of Vtrgm- n 'ownsbip. M ib, '
belong to me n 1 are oniy left with iai H.'t fc
loan, eur.jert to my order.
Not U..C-3tp. TERlHRici.
A DM I N ISTR ATOU S NOTICE -U.
ters of A luiinistialion on the esite " ,
Robert Thompson, sr.. late of Livreoce io-bu!
d-rca-ed. hKvmg lieetl griMi-i) to taa UEJenu''
r I. notice is herohy gives that ail p.rsoti
ilrb-ei t s'-i estui are required to mk
ine-iiutn p-iyuient.and tho- bTing eUin.i t,iBi
- r I'lupirriJ lUltll!.!,.
ted tor .settlement to fl.M'JN THullPso
t'rt. 13. l-wv-fitp. Adimt4.'
DM I N ISTRATORS' NOTICE. -L,;.
tors ot A d-iii'iistration on the nu'
of c'aih jrine Whitoei.te Into "f eiunKcli la j
bavin been granted to the ui.aer (tee.
i liur.oy i Ten teat all psr-oiii indeb;- t ,V
estate ara require ) to niuk in madi, ht.
and t '! hat iuelxim-ain-: the lame will p-,'.
teul theiu, proper!; authenticated fur
to u TV. M'I'l.'l.LY.
vetouer i. ts'sa ot pd.
gM ALL PfiOriTS ar .4 QUICK SALES.
IlARTSWieK A ISWIN
are constantly replenishis their stock of Prtii
Med icines. Ae. School hoi'ks and StatioiirT
including tbe Osgood and Nat-oual serin
of readers. AIo Tobacco aad Ci
gars, of the best quality, aad si
tLe loft-eet piicss. Call aad see.
ClearSold. Nov 1, lb
YKoUN1 T1IE WOItLDr
THF. XEWroKK OB"RYOn.
Is now publishing a series of Ler.ers fro-u tteF.ie
ir. K l. e . frime.wbo iamav.n tha iar i
World. b. way e f I'aliioiuia.Jiu, e'Llijs.I-J:
rgypt. ia ; l-ie bar wi a ,iun other crrt
S i eii-l ie. all iLe heligiets td KU,,
and u great variety of ih tmi keadiu;. i'r t;
tiiel a-id ?eieoii Sow ij ihc ti-u t.. tirs
oldest and HCSr FaMIi.Y SKJPAPsiti. ti,
uiake the fullowiu libera! i ff-n fir ue- it.!-.-,-bers.
W e will .end tijo New Yurk OLtctrsr tr
one year to
One new subscriber and one old. for i j .-1
Two new subscribers for J ji
Two rett ub-oriiers ai:d one old. f-.r T :
1'bree new subscribers, for 7 Hi
Three new uhcribcrs and OLe o!J. for H '4
Pour new ue ril-ers. for f 11
Tour new tub-scribai- and one old far It 9
Pive new sul.-rfcribers for J Srf
six new ub..cribr. for 11 ii
And to any lurp- r nuai'r at t"". aa rate.
Millie i-di.iad fro I'n'-iu ' '. ,.ar aiisaej 'a
advaree. end ey efco--k.drHU, t'--. . fio arua.-.
or regiotcre ! leiier J-tro
svii' ey e y !:a i ic.
Nov 10.'f.l-Jt 1 57 I'ii k Ut.w. '.-i. rrk
II Eilfl'I.S S.VT.E. V." virtinif sulJ j
Writs of liiTJ f'tf.'ts, ia.ijel
of the Court of t'omai-in P!e;i C!srtt l
county, and t j tue directed. :hes w;;l si-yi.i
to pu-iiic -ia!e. at th eon:i tl..s. ;n tne ;r a-s
of l!orle!d on T .1 fit-If T. the Oh ti.Y
L'LCKMUKrl I.-,.Ui.-lKk r II its .'o;U.iS
described prop-?rty to wit:
Two cerlaiii tracts or euros'- of l-a-i itu;a
rio'iin l-wn.-hip Clea.r3eM L'ou:itv. ;j , t-iai-.U
anddecri'ed a Minus v s: lir; Mies ai
stoun cn the Sonth sitla tjf tse etqk(x;,la
and Waierford Tiiiii;i'uft rr.-il. :e,
thence r-rlh eihtj fivn arid a .1.' u-ri sj.i
nlon sai 1 Tump i ke i v" j ot e ir ;i 1.. t:-.i,t,
thence still by suit! Turnpike ion! c-r;b ei.-fciv.
seven deprce ea.t fury an i one t ': rf-'zu -a
stone tbet.c south -r. t huide a:rt y
to a .t- thence .-.iiih "il'v see - sei wr'.
Iwti on?!n!r - c'itS!'i a b..L.vn-k :!;..
south eii-aiy five i.nd h'; !cr--i i r.f
i-jfl I erhes t.-- a i.eiiV'.h tKtuo .r'.2
nor'h una hunJret al ten sir'h-- Ij Hi ;f
be i nnin;. cont : oir.jf a-.-re. i tj ;r-&. ttu-i
the itsuitl a'luvtjcs 11 ex ( er e-ut y.
otherriicie of ianl beioniu; at 1 ' e!.!
car of nnmber jASt. theiic- t-T fv of ubebr
r'9-1 east oiie hun-lredar.'t one Sii'i 4 1-. ,Liltirk-e-
to a popt.ihfroce by the s .u:h sidt. -f rt 4'.r
tort Turnpiae and the tir.'t cluxt i'ejt-iitJ t t--i
if land routh eigbty-tvoB -ii g's iti Knitv l
tite-ienths porches. lhei:c s.iaih oii'it-. a. a
one ha'f deirrev wet siitty- ius i-eri-lle- lui l -.
j lueuCf ny ruii!j r tl ( u reii'-: kwi.u
seventv an t ihree-ten-h pr.-it - i ic; s .
I-einain. contitiutug 4H aert. itt y?:'jw a- I
allowance of ix pr cent., the jta ;r.-i sttr.j
the sume preniises conveye-i fcr l.i w
(ainer P. rllnom is on dead .'-eia:! ik-i in
executir-n.acd lobe sold as the i.ro;-er!t ef i-:ar
V. R'om VV.I. fiiefcke
Nor.17. li?9 lvi.-.svhe-:J
rp n 1: L A D Vfl V 1; I E n d. -t vv o
1 MONTHS isRATLS.
The I-adva Friend aMi.'iii'.ce the f.'.!ui-.J
Novelets for' I -70 : -Ii.l h- f r?: htr ' " tr L--i.e
haiid'er Motiltan '-'rtie f'.-c E-01V Ant.t
by Khznli-lli I'resootl --ulid iir r: nr t-'- t
I'eane Bridal t;ins." bv Affiat da -V I"iei.!.
with i.uuierous shorter storia-- bt t.rii!:a-i: 5 -pij
cf la-ly writeia. A tzic.y x a'.ra !.'' en
graving a hHnd--onie duu e psK... fin;i coiikI
.'.i-hion plate, ai d a l.rs; .inei.t ' "I
cuts. il!u.-trattnif the f;.shi'-u-- fnii-; vf- -'
aie given in every ruuler. A n-'it ; f
tuueic -n every rum her.
Pot trait of' ntizihe4 at :hors. "fce Jan
uary Lumber wiii cor.ia'n poririi:. rrc-4
Steell of .Mrs Herry '.Void, f l- ie- -: r'e- it-l"-ise
Chandler Muitoo. Kn-e a fr'K.'J '"
da M. I-ougla-. Mrs. M ?I -uier td u-:
New .-ub:-crihari w!-nsrri in '.he:r nan t-t
1 PT'.I before the first of Xjveaiher l.-U ""-'
the November or.d I-eeett-er run .i-eri f tti
jear in addition m-k ir.jr t- urlen uiobios i s.i
And new subscribers semliiig in their ita' t -.J
tbe first of l'eoeuiber shall receive the ci- -cent
1 eeeuiber Holiday number, nikkicg uinsti
months in a)!
Tkkmr S2 0 a year; Two cor' .' ?4;
typi's ri.e eoeiei (and one gra':-: J 4,
copy of the Lad v's rrieiid a;;.! ('lit ',
A cop,- ol ;be large and beamiiui rrnnna
enatraving Taking the measu.' of '".
rinj;" engraved in i ncl.-u i at a cot -t --
win h ai j.t to every full (-SJ, "-'"-!'',;r
to every pi-rt-on sen-J t- a cl-ib. Ti; ti'-i--
is a gum of Art. Ad-iross
DEACON A VKTEK:'"...
Nov. 3. 31 Wa'i.ut -1 n-
Specimen copies sent for ten cer.:
0, VES! 0, YES!.
A(iOOl) FARM FOIi SALE
Persons desirous of parcbi-ir- t l:'- jw
rected to examine thai valuxb'e j-.n-pi-r " ' o,
reoee township, and ita t:e st i"J 'r;i. f,
f learfield oreok two mil- F"t "i t..e ' --(
of Clearfield, ard conveuioiit 'o sa""
Tbe propertT ei.ntnins OA .j
a-r I'li-j.-v'rr t-'f:: s 1 .i-t .i
proved and ui.der a b t ; ?i !"ts -f ,.4
the w iole bein well t'eD-ed Ccai. n '
other mineials are fuued on :be
The building-con-i-t of a j"l 1 'r )
n ivelu:; u-.n-nx. -. ":-";' ,
BAltX. and o;hrfWf:ni-:i'i,;-'- 'b.'-.'-'i!
there is growing oil the prerai- a ..are
orchard of choice fruit fees.
This property i wry pl--r"f '
being at tbe confluence of tbe eree- ai ' '.c: ,
it is a very de-imMe and inviiin rs-n
p-ivate f imilv Its posiri.in on tM -river
also render it gooii situation tor a
ing bouse during the rafting iea-ou.
The west and north sides of this Veft30 ,!(
bounded by the creek aud river. ' t
the best rafting grounas in t ni.' -eri".
such yields a handsome reveeu yr J
The owner. Mr M. A. Frank. h.J
nently settled in the west, is the ;
posing of thisTalnable prpertv yV
"J?,Tv - ,-. cirar'M
October , lSfiS -"r -
pEATIIEFS -A let of rHmj r'"!pJ '
rIt, CLOTH S, at greatly Jf's.
yj May I2. S9. "