Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, January 25, 1871, Image 1

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VOL. 17.-N0. 21.
Dark elouds are hovering round
With all their train of car;
A thousand woes surround mo,
Drear shadows of despair! ,
Bat what are they ? a richer gem
Shines radiuat from aoove :
It throws its sunshine over them,
And oh ! thai light is Love !
Then why should cares alarm me,'
Though adverts lottune reign f
Why frowcs of wo disarm me I
Why sorrow giro me pain?
For what are all ' a richer ges ;
Shines radiaa: from above :
It throws its sunshine over them.
And oh ! that light is Love !
"Is Mr. Cutts in?" asked a gentleman,
who, having knocked at a door, wad saluted
by a woman at the upper window, with,
"Well, what's wantiu' uow ?"
"Yes, he- a in, or about somewhere, I sup
pose," she replied ; "but l'u Mr. Cuits,
when any business is to be done, lie's Mr.
Cults, ealiu', driiikin' and sleepin' times."
"Well, my Rood woman," said the gentle
man, "I think he will be Mr. Ums lor my
business, too. I wish to see hiui."
"What do you waut with hiui ?" asked
tie shrew, thrusting her head further out or
the window.
"To do soffiething for me. But I must
eee hiui myself," wad the reply.
"la it real business, for pay, or only faTor
you want? 1 can let your boss have a peck
of oats, or I can direct you by the shortest
road to the Four Corners, or I can 1 can
why, I can do anything for you that he
could ; and a great deal mure! I take the
money aud write out receipts, and pay the
men, and I trade off the produce ! I'm as
good a judge of stock as he is, aud I can't
he beat on horse flesh."
"But," said the gentleman, diawing d jwu
Lis lace solemnly, "you cuu't take his place
now. Find hiui for me at once. "
The shrew was baiil.d. "Look-a here,
inister," she continued, "may be you don't
know the circumstances of the case. This
here farm is mine, aud it was my father s
afore me ; and Cutis, he aint no more claim
to it than that hen down there Las. And
besides, I'm seven years older than he is,
and afoot higher, and weigh twenty pounds
more 1 What is your busiucsj ou my place,
if I may make so bold ?"
"To see aud talk with yonr husband,"
aid the gentleman, ?euia out ot hi s e!iai3
aod bitching bis horse to a post as if he
meant to stay until he did see him.
''Are you a doctor? cau-e theie ain't a liv
ing thine the matter with Cutis, lis s the
weliest man iu the towu, and so Lc I," said
this womaa tor tLe times.
''No, my good woman, I am no doctor.
Do you think your husband sill Itc in souti ?
Send that boy to find him," feaid ths stron
ger. lne boy loosed up la Lis mothers Uoe;
but be knew his owu interest too weii to start
without orders.
men your e a roirjisteT, i nrrKe &v
yonr black coat. I may as well te.l you,ani
ave you troubJe,tLt we don't co to meetin.'
and don't waat to. It ain't no u- tor you
to leave no tracts nor noting' for I've got a
biz dairy, and hain't co tiu.e io idle awav
readin' and I ke-fp hiiu at ii so early and
sate, tbat wb?o be a do&e work he very
rlad to ro to bed."
"I'm do minister, madam ; I wish I was
though lor your rake, said the gentleman.
"Seud for yonr husband, I cannot wait much
The boy started to brs At an-i lool.vl in
his mother's eye, Intt it ve no aja.cUinx
"Ljok a-bere, Tnistrr," now a-.;varin;:at
the door ind looking draantiy ar him. "y..n
are a schoolixiaster a Luwrin' up a district
cliuol, ud you think he'sacoaimiitcvuiau,
Lut he aiu't."
"1 never tatseht school, aud acver mean
to," said the stran?T.
Ma'am Cutis, as Ler neighbor? Palled her.
dropped her hands at her sides and heaved
a groan, tint'd found a man shu coulJa't
"See here. mist er,".'he"said, "I'm one that
can't be deceived. 1 caa real a' body right
through, aad I knew wuatj'ou was the bl.'s
sed minute 1 clapped eyes on you. I can
tell by your everlasting arjr uin' that you're
a lawjer. We hain't got no quarrels, don't
want no deed drawed, nor no wills made ; so
it yuu'rt huntin' a job out of my husband
you may as well uu bitch your boss and drive
on. We know enough to make a little mon
ey, and I know enough to keep it."
"My good woman, yon entirely misunder
stand my errand. I can tell no person but
himself what it is, and I must tell him in
confidence. If he chooses he cm tell you."
"O, my goodness sake alive ! Brother
Lif 's Mowed in a Mis'sippi boat, I bet. O,
la me, the poor fellow. lie left a little some
thing, didn't he?"
"1 never heard of bira before ; and no
body's b'owed up that I know of," replied
the stranger.
", now I know ! You'ie the man that
wauts to no to Congress, ha, and have come
here hunting after votes, lie shan't vote
for jti ; I hate politicians, especially them.
iii-it j:oes aj;iii women an 1 thinks they was
iijaue to drudt'e, a;id iiothin? els i ! I go free
an 1 eipjal rights for while folks men and
"i:ien for Scripture says, there isn't nuiih,.
jr ine;) nor women; but ail's oiisj in politics.
I believe the day's a cjiutu' when ucb as
F"u will have to bow the knee to women,
it jre y m can cet the b g places and hisih.
P'.v that's eatiu' Us up with taxes! You
cau t see my husband. TVe are goin-?, to the
P j'ls on the way t the mill, and I'll prom
lse yc.u he votes right."
''1 m no candidate, and I don't know who
F'iu are talking about. Ah ! there conies
the man I want!" And the stranger went
towards Mr. Cults, who had just leaped a
fair of bars which Ieii from the potato patch
into the lane.
Mrs. Cults flew into the house for her
euu bonuet, to follow him ; but hy the time
sue got to the bars her mysterious visitor
Sr l Cults were driving rapidly down the
roa 1.
1 he strong minded woman shouted after
her husband. "You'd better come back. I
ull you!" Bat the wind was the wron:
way and carried her words into the potato
. '"f'"'i"aid. the gentleman, to honest Cutts,
1 have a very simple question to ask you ;
but I shall have to a.-k you in confidence. I
W'H give you five dollars if you promise not
'o repeat my words till to-morrow."
"Well, sir," said Cutts, "I shouldn't like
to answer any question that would make any
trouble among my neighbors. I have my
"an.fi full, I can tell you, to keep out of
K'rapes now, but I have done it.and haven't
n eneiUy in the world as I know."
But, sir, you .need not reply to my ques
tion, unless you are perfs jtly willing," said
the stranger.
"Ask your question," said Cutts, "and I
will not repeat it."
"Well, Mr. Cutts, I am laying fenci oh"
that Brisley place that I've jest bought; and
was directed to inquire of you where I could
buy cedar posts. A fellow in the store said
'Cutts will tell you if bis wife will let him ;
but she won't, she'll insist on telling you
herself, and perhaps offer to' drive with you
wherever you go to order theni.'
"I told them I would see you and ask you
only; and the young fellows bet on it. They
are to give you teu dollars, and two or three
widows in town a cord of wood each, if I
succeed in asking you this uestk alone,
and making sure your wife won't know my
business until after breakfast to-morrow
Cutts knew bis wife's standing too well to
feel very sensitive, aud taking the bill from
the stranger, he smiled and said :
"I'll go with you to look out cedar posts
and keep dark, tor the joke's sake; but I
dou't know as she'll let me stay in the house
to night; for I don't own it," replied the
gjod mi luied Cutts.
"Suppose you go up to my place and see
to setting the posts. I will send a boy to
tell her you had to go off suddenly on a lit
tie business, and will be back in the morn
ing." said the stranger.
"I'll do that," replied Cutts, "for I nev
er quarrel with her, but let her have her own
wav. I dou't want to worry myself about
"Good man," paid tha stranger, "there
are no trifles in life. The smallest act is im
portant, and this easy good nature of your's
will ruin your family. BHIj that spirit to
day, and next Sunday lake your boys and go
to the bouse of God, whatever she says,and
be a real man at the head ot your own
house and family."
"It is rather late to begin," said Cutts,
shaking his head in a way that would have
warned others iroin the trap in which his f -ct
were fast. "You see that the pur.se is hers,"
he added, "and that has lteen a crueller fet
ter than her will to me. But I will try to
begin anew, for ber good as well as the chil
dren's." - i
The" boy was rent with the message, but
the boy was not sharp enough. Ma'am Cutts
di-covercd the whereabouts of b;r lord, tack
led up and went after him !
Ait the way home and tar into the night
she used her eloquence, loth in pleadings,
io find the mysterious errand of that bale
ful ton naiob that hid coiue iuto the town
to separate huppv families.
lJ.tt Cutts yielded lii:iiM.-lf up to a dumb
spirit for the night ; and no measures could
induce him to taik on any subject, lo.-t she
ehould pry thi mijrhty secret out of hiin.
About midnight .-ii? wore herself out am!
weiit to sioep ; but at break of day she be
tan again, lie tlieu ventured to say, "as
soon as breakfast u over, I'll break the news
to rru."
"You'll never eat a morsel in my bouse I
can tell you," cried Yaritippo, "till, you've
toll me what tiial ere man wanted of you."
"Then you'll w.tit a good while to hear
it," said Cuits ''for t vowed I'd never teli
it till I had Ur-t eaten my breakfast 1" and
with these words ho went out.
Ma'am Cutt endured tlw tortus as loo
as pos-ib'e. and then got breakfast. She
calie.i to the door to no one in particular,
"Come !"
But Cutts didn't come. And after a
while she went out to the barn and found
him seated on an upturned half bushel meas
ure, calmly peeling and eating a raw turnip.
'"It does seem as it this here man had
possessed you !' ' he criod. "I never saw
you so self-willed afore since I took you
home ! Your breakfast's all coolia' ; do
come in?"
Here was a point gained.
Cutu went in as requested, and ate bts
breakfast, Wh-n this was over.nia'atu set
tled herself back in her chair, wi'h her face
full of eaz-r expectation, aud said:
"Now begin. What did that ere man
want '"
"lie wanted some cedar posts," replied
Cutis, raini'v, without looking up, "and
that was all I"
If an arrow had struck Ma'am Cutts, she
could not have manifested more surprise aud
"I'm the lanshing stock of this town,"
added-Cutts, "and from this hour I turn
over a new leaf. I'm henceforth head of mv
ftinilv, and unless this house is mads mine.
I sh.Ii finish off a room in the barn which
is mine and you will be welcome to share
it wish me. If not, I'll live ihere with the
boys, and yon will find me a civil neighbor."
Ma am Cutts power was broken, bince
then (he farm has been called John Cutts'
place, and he is the head of the house.
Unused Powers. We seldom hear a
Letter eimon on the duty of preparing for
the"hournc whence no traveler relurn3"than
is contained in the allegory which relates
that a man once tell through this world into'
the next. There he discovered that we re
tain those parts of ourselves, and th'.se on
ly, which we had assniuousiy used here.
Curious was the spectacle presented to his
wondering sight, lie saw hundreds ot hurr
gryli'oking ears. They were forever con
gregating aud hit rrying hither and thither,
lie Was informed that on earth the.-e bad
done the hearing of church music and church
sermons; had cultivated the listening facul
ties, and nothing else, so that they were now
ears, and nothing more, lie noticed bis
stomachs lying about contentedly under fen
ces and trees, and was told that ihey were
persons who had chiefly used their gastron
omic powers who had assidiously guxzled
at saloons and gormandized at restaurants.
He became interested in some very large
dolls, wilh complexions like wax dolls too,
that appeared to move their t-velids languid
ly, and sometimes to cape. "These be learn
ed, were what remained of ladles who fiad
only cultivated good looks. On inquiring
for a popular preacher, he was conducted to
a place full of ears ; where a lively skeleton,
without a vestige of heart or hraiu, was still
gesticulating impressively. Upon making
this discovery the man immediately tele
graphed earthward as follows : "I find that
powers unned die ou, ; that parts neglected
fail away; that we ate allowed to keep only
so much of ourselves as we use. Look out
that yc.u do not end as a restless ear, as a
lazy stomach, or as a big b.ig of wind." -
Profanity never did any man the least
sr-iod. No man is the richer, or happier.or
wiser for it. It co:ii mends no one to any
society. It is disgust to the refined ;
abominable to the good; insulting to those
with whom we associate; degrading to the
ni'iil; unprofitable, needless aud injurious
to society.
An Irish girl having been sent to the post
o.Ucfi for the mail, came back to inquire
whether it was Indian mail or corn mailtha
was wanted.
Standing Treat."
No American custom causes more general
surprise and amusement among traveling
foreigners than tbat which' is known in our
saloons as "treating," consisting in the en
tertainment of two or more wilh refresh
ments, for which one voluuteer? to pay. It
is a pure Americanism ; all over the Repub
lic it is as common as in Europe it is un
known. There is probably no minute of
any day iu the year wheirtwo or three hun
dred citizens of Chicago are not guzzling
something stronger than water at some
body else s expense.
The casual meeting of two men who have
ever exchanged a word together is a signal
for both to exclaim, "Come, let's have
something 7" aud tor both to dive down into"
the ncaiest subterranean cavity below the
sidewalk. The one who spoke first usually
insists upon "paying the shot," the word
"shot" being a metaphorical reference to
the deadly character of the couteots usually
taken into the stomach. It two old friends
meet, the regular thing to say first is,
' Let'? drink to old times ;" and the resi
dent must invariably "treat" the btranger.
If a man be well acquainted, it is consid
ered the princely thing to seize upon all bis
acquaintances as often as possible, take
them to a saloon, and give them a compli
cated stand-up drink at the bar.
If there is anything absurder than this
habit we are unable to put our finger on it.
Men do not always " treat" one another to
car-tickets because they happen to meet on
the same seat. We never saw a man take
out his pocket-book on encountering an ac
quaintance, and say, "Ah, George ! Do
lighted to see you I Do take a few post
age stamps I it's my treat!" Do men
have mania of paying each other's board
bill? and isdrii.king together more "social"
than citing together or sleeping together?
A traveler may go all over the continent
of Kurope, of Asia, and of Africa, without
seeing any man except a Yankee offer to
"treat;" and the l'renehmen are quite
social enough, but when they turn into a
cafe to sin their wine or brandicd coffee to
gether, each man pays for his own. When
two Germans long separated meet, they will
be very likely to embrace, and then turn in
to an adjacent beer cellar, sit down Mid
drink lager, cat pretzels, ami chat, btrtwhen
they part again, each man settles his own
score independently. So in Italy. The
Italians are proverbially merry and gener
ous, but each man pays for bis own wine,
macaroni, and cigars. They never go into
each other's poeket-L-Hik in the sacred name
of friendship. They wouid as soon think of
transferring, to each other their washer
woman's bills.
The preposterous fashion of "treating"
is responsible for the ten ible drunkenness in
America. There would be as little need of
temperance societies ami as little work for
the Good Templars as there is in Germany,
France nnd Italy, if this pernicious and in
sidious habit was abolished. It is, take it
all in a'd, the most ridiculous, the most un
reasonable, und the most pestilent custom
that ever laid its tyrannical band on civil
ized human beings.
Bar ELoejctscK. The following speci
men of bar eloquence iu a not distant West
ern State was actually delivered, as we know
from a corre-pontlent, asj here reported in
his notes. The case was the trial of a per
son on a writ of inouireiido lunatico. Wl ich
.side the " learned " aud eloquent advocate
was on it is tome hat difficult to aseertain
from his speech :
" The counsel on the other side, sir, mis
apprehends the principle involved in this
important case. Law, sir, is very simple, if
we understand its elemenntary principles.
The principle of this case, sir, is to be found
in the horn-Lo:ks of the profession. I bold
in my band, sir, a volume of Blackstone,
sir, the great author of the English law;
yes, sir, I hold in my hand, sir, that glo
rious magmis thartus, the foundation and
bulwark of English liberty, which was wrung
by the illustrious King John, sword iu hand,
from the bloody baron ou the banks of the
pleasant Bonnymede, on that momentous
occasion I But, sir, I did not intend to make
a speech, sir, and as I have not examined
the question, sir, I submit it to the Court
with these few and irioongruvial remarks."
A Truth foe Parents. The Rev. Dr.
Datf remarks: "I am prepared from ex
perience to say that, iu nine cases out of ten,
the boards of accumulated money given to
children, by whom they were not earned, and
who acquired no habits of industry, or thrift,
or laboriousness, prove, in point of fact,
rather a curse than a blessing. I aui pre
pared to substantiate that as a matter of
tact, not merely from my own knowledge of
the subject, but from the statements of men
who have been ot watchful aud observat t
habits, cultivated not only in Grca Britain,
but in America. But it is a melancholy fact
that so little do parents know of the mass
of misery they are accumulating for tlre.ir
children in heaping up these hordes for
them so little do they think how big with
misery these hordes are." The remark is
worthy of the best consideration of parents,
aud the truth it inculcate should constrain
them to Use their wealth in doing good, and
not board it up to injure their children.
A young lady at Cavendish, Vermont,
killed a skunk with a butcher knife on
Thursday. Her lover came to see her that
night, and told her he couldn't marry her,
unless she quit Using such hair oil. How
fastidious some men are.
I would not deprive life of a single
grace, or a single enjoyment, but I Would
counteract whatever is pernicious ifi what
ever is elegant. If among my flowers there
is a snake I would not root up my flowers;
1 would kill the snake.
While you are living, be very kind, gen
erous, and do as much good as you can to
your relations and frisnds, but leave them
nothing when you die, and you will be sure
to be missed by them.
It is rare that an open field is struck: by
lightning; yet it is uo uuusual thing, in
harvest time for a farmer to find that his
entire crop ot grain or corn has been
shocked. -
Johnny is just beginning to learn gcogra:
phy. He says that the Poles live partly at
one end of the globe and partly at the other.
He knows it so because it is marked, on the
Tbe best thing to resist vice with is love.
A man who worships a virtuous woman is as
impregnable to the allurements of a woman
as Gibralter is to apple dumpliugs.
An Irish pi inter declares, in an adver
tisement, that, among the portraits, he has
a representation ot "Death as largo as life."
From the Pittsburgh (Daily) Gasetto.
A Democratic Outrage.
Scarcely has Democracy settled itself in
the State Senate, before its clamor for re
form, and its claim of being a " constitu
tional loving, liberty, law abiding party,"
are rapidly ignored, and the violation of a
Constitutional provision committed. That
this should have been done, will not surprise
any person, and our citizens may lock for
ward to flagrant abuses of the law, just so
long as Democracy holds the power in the
State. Senate.
Mr Dechert, the Democratic nominee of
the First District, was declared, at the re
cent election, duly elected to till the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Mr. TVati. On
the 11th of January, Mr. Connel presented
a petition, contesting the seat of Decbert,
and claiming two hundred and sixty-six. of
a majority forLyndall, the Republican nom
inee. On the same day he made a motion
to draw the Committee on the 12th (Thurs
day). Mr. Davis, (Deni.) moved a post
ponement for the present, which was agreed
to by a party vote the Democrats voting
aye. On the liiili of January Mr. Conuel
moved consideration of his resolution of
the 11th, for Diawing the Committee in the
Dechert contested case, and again Mr. Davis
opposed the motion, and postponement was
again agreed to by a striet Democratic vote.
On the I3th Mr. Buckalew. (Dem.) offered
a resolution referring the petition to a Coin
'iiiittee of five Senators, with instructions to
report on Monday, the 10th. Mr. Davis
(Dem.) moved to incrase the number of
the Committee to seven. This resolution
was passed by a party vote, aud a Commit
tes consisting of five Democrats and two
Republicans was appointed.- On Saturday,
the 14th, this Committee met and a report
was prepared for Monday declaring that the
petition was nut sufficient in its averments to
put the sitting member (Dechert) ou his
Thus this inimitable farce lias been played,
and thus at the very outset, the Democratic
members of the Senate have evinced a de
termination to override all law. The lan
guage of the Act is so plain that no one can
fail to understand it. A contested elcctiou
petition must Le presented within ton days
after the organization of the Legislature
uext succeeding the election, and the Com
mittee must bedawn within five davs after
the presentation of the petition. This is
the law, and it is proper to slate in this con
nection the manner iu which that Commit
tee must be di awn. The names of all the
Senators present, rxcrjt the Speaker, are
written on separate pieces of paper, care
fully rolled up, put in a bi x, and placed on
the Speaker's table. The Clerk of the
Senate diaws them out one by oue, and as
each Senator's name is called, if either of
the contesting panics make any objection,
that Senator whose name is thus objected
to, is discharged from serving on the Com
mittee. These objections are a matter of
right, until tbirtien names remain uncalled,
and then no further obieetions can be made.
Ti e thirteen remaining names are then
called, and from the list names are alter
nately struck off. until reduced to the num
ber of seven. Tliete seven mcfi constitute
the Committee in that special election case,
and their report is fiuol. It will thus be
seen how jealously the law guards the se
leeton of such a Commtttee, in order that
the dominant party may have no unfair ad
Instead of this, however, in the Decbert
case, a Committee of seven is appointed ly
the Speaker, and so appointed that five ot
the members are not only Democrats,
but known to be favorable to the fraud pur
jiosed and intended. As an evidence of this
the Speaker appoints on that Committee
Messrs. Buckalcw and Davis. Buckalew
made the motion for such Committee, and in
doing so used expressions that independent
everything else, showed plainly that he in
tended to espouse the cause of Dechert.
Davis, another Democrat on that Commit
tee, made the motion to postpone drawing
the usual Committee, and in this way dis
closed the fact that he was opposed to any
investigation. Why Wallace after all his
blarhcr in his address as Speaker, should
appoint these two men when they had al
ready shown themselves prejudiced, can only
be accounted for on the ground that he too
is a willing party to this outrage. Where
the law votes him out, he has taken the
power all in bis own hands, v. iihout even
the decency to appoint men that had not
committed themselves on the question.
Another point to be taken into considera
tion as showing the grosshess of the fraud
that has been practiced, is this. The re
port of a regular committee in a contested
election case, u final. This Committee ap
pointed by Wallace agreed to report on Mon
day. Two questions here present them
selves. First is their report to be final?
If this is insisted on by the Democratic ma
jority in the Senate or ruled to be so by the
Speaker, then will" Wallace have given it a
power totally unknown to the law. We can
not think that even Democratic outrage will
go thus far, but suppose that the report will
be presented to be acted on by the Senate.
Should this occur, the plain intent of the
law will be violated. The Act of 183'J does
not allow the name of the Speaker to be
placed in the box, nor is tbe member hold
ing the contested seat allowed to be on the
Committee of Investigation. Yet under the
fraud practised by the Democracy in Dech
ert; case, should the report of the Com
mittee be made to the Senate for their ac
tion, not only will Dechert vote to retain
his seat, but Wallace, the Speaker, who is
expressly ruled out unuer the Act of 1839
will vote also. A single glance at this fact
shows to what extent this Democratic
Speaker will carry the fraud of a Demo
cratic Senate.
When Wallace made his address as
Speaker, he warned the Senate that he in
tended to act in a partizan spirit, and this
shameless violation of decency and law
shows conclusively that he intends to carry
his words into effect. Had the Democratic
party not been afraid of the result, the usual
Committee would have 8eeu drawn. But
that party was afraid to meet the issue, and
by this one act proves that it is totally un
worthy of any respect, and that hereafter
as heretofore it intends, whenever the
opportunity is offered, to trample crl tbe
The course of the Democratic majority in
the State Senate in refusing to permit any
investigation into th? alleged irauds in the
lale election, by which Mr. Dechert'obtained
his seal, is an admission an the part of that
majority, that such an investigation; if it
had been permitted, would have resulted in
unseating Mr. Dechert.
If this were not so, there would have been
no obstruction thrown by them in the way
of that investigation. , They would have
welcomed any scrutiny that promised to keep
their man in his place. If the election in
the First District was a fair one, if it was
clear of fraud, if Dechert was honestly
chosen by a majority of legal voters, there
need have been uo fear of the closest exam
ination into the facts, and there would not
have been. . Honest m4n do not shrink from
investigation ; participators in fraud do.
The seventeen Democrats in the State Sen
ate, including Mr. Robert P. Dechert, knew
that, no matter who might have been drawn
upon the contested election committee, the
eviden'-e that the Republicans were prepared
to furnish was damning and complete. Ic
would have exposed them all, and particu
larly Mr. Dechert, to the utter contempt
and irreversible condemnation of the peo
ple. Hence they stood" up as one man to
prevent an exposure of the greatest election
fraud ever committed in Pennsylvania - not
excepting Wallace's Coffeepot naturalization
We say they knew this, and their action
betrays their guilty knowledge. If they did
not know it, why did they refuse to allow a
committee to be drawn? The reasons given
iu the report of Buckalew's Committee are
too trivial for any but children or criminals.
If Mr. Lyudall's petition did not, as Mr.
Buckalew's report says, u!le?e fraudulent
votes enough to unseat Mr. Dechert, even
if all proven, they should have welcomed
the drawing of a committee to be enabled
to demonstrate that fact in a legal way, and
so to wash their hands of all participation
in the alleged fraud? Men do not shrink
from an ordeal that is sure to acquit them.
No, no. Mr. Buckalew ; that is a mere pie
text. You kuew better. Mr. Dechert knew
better; Mr. Wallace knew better; and
every Democrat in the Senate not only knew
better, but knew that it the investigation
w.-tg once beuu, it would irresistibly sweep
Mr. Dechert out of his scat.
They know what we know, and every one
in the First District knows, that the Regis
try law was openly set at dea.mee at the late
election in the First Disiriot, and. it is said
by advice lroni prominent Democratic law
yers, that the colore-d voters were forcibly
kept from the polls; that the votes cast for
Mr. Lyudalliu many of the Democratic pre
ciucts were not returned, aud that man);
more votes were couuted for Mr. Dechert
than were cast for hiin, and that a fair count
of the legal votes would have elected Mr.
Lyndall by over '2,000 majority, la Aider
mail McMullcu's precinct, for instance, the
vote returned was 12 lor Lyudall and C47
for Dechef. whilst a fair count of the legal
vote cast would have shown 60 for Lyndall
and only 147 for Peclieit. And so on
throughout the whole district. The proof
of ail this was in the hands of the Repub
lican contestant, and by shutting the door
in the face ot the investigation authorized
by law, the seventeen Democrats in the
Senate have shown that they kuew all this,
and that they have been driven, in order to
maintain their party ascendancy in the Sen
ate, to deny to Mr. Lyudall a right guar
anteed to him by the Constitution, and that
they have done this because they kuew the
proof was forthcoming.
And what arc we to think of Mr. Cheva
lier Bayard Buckalew ? This man has been
held up to us a man without loar and without
reproach, a man above the petty tricks of
deiuusonues and the low arts of the mere
politician. Vet here we find him, not only
voting to sustain a man in his seat elected
by fraud, and to keep hiin there by de
frauding the contestant cf his constitutional
rights, but put forward as the leader in the
fraudulent movement. He lends his name
at whatever it may be worth, nor, (it can
not he worth much hereafter,) to sanction
the lowest art of the politician, the pcttie.-t
trie! of he demagogue, to cheat a man
out of his seat, who was houestly chosen,
and to keep a man in who was returned
through open, unblushing fraud. From the
proud position of a high toned, constitu
tional lawyer, he descends to play the part
of a pitiful shyster. Alas, Buckalew 1
And what, also, of Dechert? lie, also,
has been held up as a model of decency,
talent and respectability as a Philadel
phia gentleman, incorruptible and in
capable ot meanness. Yet, from first to last
be has shown himself as mean as the mean
est. There is an old precept of the Com
mon Law Mr. Dechert knows it very well
that no man shall be allowed to take ad
vantage of his own wrong. It is a whole
some precept, and honest men are uot a
shamed to abide by it. Yet he has been
profiting by his own wrong throughout this
whole f outest. By his own vote he has pre
vented the drawing of a Cuiif tuitteu in this
case ; by his own vote he got Buckalew's
whitewashing committee appointed ; by his
own vote he procured the adoption of the
report of that committee, which cuts off his
competitor from his legal and Constituticn-il
right to a contest, bisown oath, and li e law
of 1839, and the Constitution to the contra
ry notwithstanding. By his own vote he
holds his scat, although he knows he was
not elected to it ; and since the days cf Yal
eltine Best, who elected himself Speaker by
Lis own vote, no man Las occupied so un
enviable a position. It was said, at the time,
that the act ot Best.iti electing himself Spea
ker, was the meanest thing ever done at
llarrisburg; it remained for Dec hert to over
top the meanness by seating himself, 4y his
own vote, io a place to which he was uot
This?, our readers wiil say. ifl Revolution.
Yes, it is Revolution. The Democracy, to
retain their ill gotten power, set the law and
the Constitution aside, and that is Revolu
tion. Very good. They have made their
choice aud must abide the consequences.
We appeal to the people against their revo
lutionary eourffe. They, at least, have a re
gard for the Constitution and laws, and thev
will not, we know, see them set aside or
trampled on, without resistance. They will
vindicate the right, when the time comes;
and the Democracy will learn that although
cheating prospers for a time, it is sure to
come to grief at the last.
At a rceont examination of one of the
schools in Washington, the question was put
to a class ot small bovs : W hy is the Uon
necticut river so called?" when a bright lit
tle fellow put up his hand. Do yo know,
James?" "Yes, ma'am, because it con
nects Vermont and New Hampshire, and
and cuts through Massachusetts.
Bear, and vou shall be borne wilh. For
give and you shall be forgiven ; or, if yon
expect others to do you a friendship, you,
in your turn must be ready so to do by them.
Illinois postmaster trives notice
kvlo mil,:!' li.t- tYiii n .w n r. i-i .-.thi
for .icy tongue's given out."
Stupid people may eat. but should not
talk. Their mouths will do well enough as
banks ot deposit, but not ot issue.
Lockets suspended from the neck by
bright colored ribbous are fashionable among
tne maioe.
fu$itir& girrctorvj.
W. WALTERS. AnonNET at Law.
. Clearfield. 1'a. Office in tbe Coort Iloase
ALTER BARRETT, Attorney it Law, Clear
lieiq, r-a. May 13. 1S63.
J B.GRAHAM A SONS, Dealeis in Dry-Goods
.Groceries, Hardware. Queensware. Wooden
ware, Provisions, eto., Maraet St. Clearfield. Pa,
HF BIGLEK A CO., Sealers in Hardware
4 and manufacturers of Tid and Sbeet-iron
tare. Second Street. Clearfield, Pa. Mar '70.
HF. MAUGLE. Watch and Clock Maker, and
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry. Ac. Itoom in
Uraham'srow,Marketstreet. Hot. 10.
I Clearfield, Pa. All legal bnines prompt
ly atteuded to. Oct. 27, ISfia.
"ITTM. REED. Market Street, ClearfieU. Pa..
(V Fancy iry Goods, WLiie Goods. Noiioes.
Embroideries, Ladies' aud G cuts' Kurnifhing
Uood. etc. June !S.:Ti.
J. p. ntTi. : : : : . L-laaM
TKVIN A KREBS. (Sacces-ors to H. B. Swoopi).
Lawad CoLLEi-non OrrtcE, Market street.
Clearfi Pa l-N'OT- "ft. 1870.
A I. SIIAVT,Dcnler in Drug.", Patent Medicines
. Fancy Artictos. etc. and Proprietor of Dr.
tioyer's West Branch Litters, Market fctreet,
Clearfield, Pa. J.?n?,jl' l8
B READ, M.D., Phtsicia and Sohgso.v
l' . Kylertown, Pa., respectfully offers his pro
fessional serYiccs to the cilizensof that plce and
surrounding country. Apr. 20-lim.
Oniiix T. XoRt.B. Attorney at Lair, I.rck Ha
ven, !a. Will pr.ic;i:e in the several courts
of Clearfield county. Business entrusted to him
will receive prompt atteniion. Je. "3, ?7t'-y.
CKRATZER, Dealer in Dry-Gootls. Clothing.
. Hardware. Queensware, Groceries, Provi
sions, etc.. Market Street, nearly opposite the
Court liosse, Cloarfiold. Pa. June, lsr.5
JB M'EX ALLY, Attorneyat Law. Clearfield
. Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjnin-'ng
nmntiea. Office in new brick building of J Both
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lanich'a Hotel.
I TEST. Attorney at Law. Clearfield, Pa., will
. attend promptly to all Lejal nosiness entrust
ed to b?eare in Clearfield acd adjoining coun
ties. Office on Market street. ulyJTlSST '.
ntHOMAS H. FORCEY. Dealer In Fqoare anJ
J Sawed Lumber, Ilry-Gonds. Queensware, Gro
ctrics. Flour Grain. Feed, H-con, Ae , Ac, Gra
hauiton. Clearfield county, Pa. Oct 10.
HARTSWICK A IRWIN, Dealer in Drugs.
Medicines. Paints. Oils. Stationary. Perfume
ry. Fancy Goods. Notions. elo., etc.. Merketstrott
Clearfield, Pa i0!86?"-
(1 KRATZER A SON, dealers in Dry Goods
j. Clothing. Hardware. Queensware. Groce
rie. Provisions, Ac, Second Street Cleai field,
Pa Dec. 27. 1S.-.5
JOHN Gl'ELICH, Manufacturer of all kinds o
Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa
He alsomskes toorderCoCins. ou short notice and
attends funerals with a hearse. AprlQ.'9
RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreignand Do
raestic Dry Goods. Groceries. Flour. Bacon,
Liquors. Ac. Room, on Market street, a few door
westot Jouni'J Otfirt fr.tRrHeM, Pa. Apr27
"TTALLACE A FIELDING, Attoryits at Law
Clearfield. Pa. Office in re' dence of W A.
Wallace L2l bns:ne of all Kinds attended te
with promptness and fidelity. .lan.5.'70-yp
km. A. wjiun. lvoAJis; riKtni.ta
TT W. S.HITJT, ATTOtiSEt at Law. Clearfield
II. Pa., will attend nromptly to busir.es en
trusted to bis care. Office on second floor of new
buildini; a:l joining Count? National Bans:, and
nearly opposite the Court House. Jane 3'J. '69
' all kinds of Stone-ware. Clearfield. Pa. Or
tfers solicited wholesale or retail He also keeps
on hand and for sale an assortment -f earthen
ware, of his own manufacture. Jan. 1 .
MANSION IIOCSE. Clearfield, Pa This
well known hotel, near the oart House, is
worthy the patronage of tbe publie Tbe table
wilt be supplied with the bej-t in the market. The
best of liqu'.rs kept. Jm DOUGHERTY.
JOHN II. FULFOUD. Atfnrrey at l aw. Clear
field. Pa. Office on Market Street, over
UarUWick A Irwin's Drue; Store. Proinplattention
given to the secttringofUounty claim". Ae. and te
all Ural business. . March 27. 1867.
A I T II O R N, M. P., Thtstcian and
Surgeon, havin? located at Kylertown.
Pa., offers his professional services to toe ciii-
zens ot that place and vicinity. Sep 23-ly
WI. CL'RLEY. Dealor in Cry Goods,
.Gro'erie, Hard ware. Queens ware. Flour Ba
con, etc.. Woodland. Clearfield county Pa. Also
extensive dealers in m'. kindsof sawed lumber
ili'r.gles. and square timber. Order3 solicited.
Hoo tianit. ri .An;. ivtn.isr,:;
DR J .P. LLUOHFIELD Late Snrgeon of the
8:id Rcr't Penn'a Vols., having returned
from the army, offers his professional services to
the citizens of Clearfield and vicinity. Profes
sional calls promptly attended to. Office on
South-East corner of 3d and Market Streets.
Oct. 4. IS65 6mp.
QURVEYOIl. The undersigned ofTers
bis services to the public, as a Surveyor.
He may be found at his residence in Lawience
township, when not engaged; or addressed by
letter t Clearfield, Penn'a.
March r.th. Isri7.-tf. J 4.MES MITCHELL.
s I li Vcioi.i . nj s ,, rnann
Ilavinz located at Osceola. Pa., offers his profes
sion.'1.! services to the people of that place aud sur
rounding country. All calls promptly attended
to. umce and residence on Curtin s-.reer. former
ly occupied by Dr. Kline May 13. '63.
C, EOUGE C. KlUK. Justice of Ibe Peace, Fnr
y vejor and Conveyancer. Lnthcr.sbunr. Pa.
All business entrusted to him will he promptly at
tended to. Persons wishing to employ a Survey
or will do well to give him a call, as be flatters
himsell that be can render satisfaction. Deeds
of conveyance, articles of aereetsent. and all leeal
papers promptly and neatiy eiecuted jeS'7&-yp
Negatives made in cloudy as well as in clear
weather. Ounstaclly en hand a good assortment
of Frames, Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Frames, froiiv any stvle of moulding, made to
Dee. 2 "6s-jy. 14-69-tl.
r uLiti
Real Estate Aoets ad Cokvetakceki,
Clearfield, Pa
Real estate bought and sold, titles examined,
taxes paid, conveyances prepared, and in&uraa
ecs tasen.
Office in new building, nearly opposite Cenrt
House. (Jan a 1S70.
are constantly replenishing their stock of Drus,
Medicines. Ae. School books and Stationery,
including the Of jood and.Xational series
ef readers. Also Tobacco and Ci
gars, of the best quality, and at
the lowest prices. Call and tee.
Ctearfield. Nov 10, 1S
TOVES Ironsides and Farmer Cooks, Ranges,
O i C Ca iiratAti I wa K ff Jf .Vfl .
., C. KRATZER S, Opposi.e the Jali.
Tbe Kidneys are twoio number, situated at the'
upper part ot the loin, surrounded by fat. and
consisting of three parts, vis : the Anterior, the
Interior, and the Exterior.'
The anterior absorbs Interior consists ef tis
sues or veins, which serve as a deposit for the
urine aud convey it to the exterior. Tbe exte
rior is a conductor a!o, terminating in a single
tube, and called the lirater. The ureters are coo-'
bected with the bladder. -
The bladder is compote! ef various covering"
r tissues, divided into parts, vis : the Cpper, tk
Lower, tbe Nervous, and the Mucous. The upr.tr
expels, the lower retains. Many have a de-ire t
urinate without the ability, others urinate with
out the ability to retain. This frequently occurs
in children.
To cure these affections, we most brine; into ao
tion the muscles, which are engaged' io their va
rious functions. If they ere u;!ected,Grael or
Dropsy may ensue.
. The reader must Ho be made aware, that how
ever tlight may be the attack, it is sure to affeo
the bodily health and mental powers, as our flesh
and blood are supported from those sources.
Goer, on RBErMATiMM Pin occurring ra the
loins is indicative of the above diseases They
occur in persons disposed to acid stomach and
cha'ky concretions.
Tbe Gbatkl. The gravel ensues from neglect
or improper treatment of the kidneys These ot
gans being weak, the water is not expelled from
the bladder, but allowed to remain; it becomes
feverish, and sediment forms. It is f rem this de
posit that the stone is formed, and gravel ensues.
Dropst is a collection of wuter in some parts of
the body, and beartJdiiTertnt names, according to
the psrts affected, vix : alien generally diffused
over tho body, it is called Anasarca ; when of the
Abdomen, Asaitot ; when of the chest, Uydrothe
rax, Teeatmeit. Helmbold's highly concentrated!
compound Extract Enchu is decidedly coe of the
Lest remedies for diseases of the bladder, kidneys,
gravel, dropsical swellings, rhesmatisu.and gouty
affections. Under this head we have arranged
Dysuria, or difficulty and pain in passing water.
Scanty Secretion, or small and frequent dischar
ges of water; Strangury, or stopping of water;
Hematuria, or bloody mice; Gout and P.heuma-
tism of the kidneys, withoBt any change io quan
tity, but increase in color, er dark water. It was
alwsjs highly recommended by the late Dr.
Phybick, in tutit affections
This medicine increases the power of digestion
and excites the absorbents into healthy exercise
by which the watery or calcareous depositions
and all unnatural enlargements, as well as pain
and inflammation are reduced, and it is taken by
men. women acd children Directions for ase and
diet accompany.
FfliLAoftLFniA, Pa , Feb. 25, 1S67.
H T, Helhbolb, Druggist:
Dear Sin: I novo been a sufferer, fcr upward
cf twenty years, with gravel, bladder and kidney
affections during which time I bare used various
medicinal preparations, and been wader tbe treat
ment ef the most eminent Physician.!, experien
cing but little relief
Having seen your preparation extensively ad
vertised, I consulted with my family physician iu
regard to nsicg yeur Extract Cucbir.
I did this bece I bad cst-d all kinds ef ad
vertised remedies, and bad found them worthless,
and some quite injurious; in fact, I despaired of
erer getting well, and determined to nse no rem
edies hereafter unless I knew of the ingredients.
It was this that prompted me to use your remedy.
As you advertised that it was composed of buchn,
rubebs and juniper berries, it occurred to me and
my physician as an excellent combination, and,
ilh his advice, after an examination of tbe arti
cle, acd consulting again with the druggist, I
concluded to try it. I commenced its as about
eight months ago, at which time I was confined
to my room From the rst bottle I was astonish
ed sad gratified at the beneficial effect, and after
nsing it tares weeks was able te walk out. I felt
much like writiiigyoa a full statement of my cas
at that time, but thought my improvement mifat
only b temporary , and therefore concluded to
defer and see if it would effect a perfect cure,
knowing then it would be of greater value to you
and more satisfactory to me
I am now able to report tbat a cure is tfTocleJ
after using the remedy for five months.
I have not ured toy now for three months, and
feel as well in all respects as I ever did
Yeur Buchu being devoid of any vnplessnns
tas'o and odor, a nice tonic acd icvigorator of the
system. I do not mean to be withoat it whenever
elation may require its use ia such affections.
Sb pull any doubt Mr. McCormicU's statement ,
be rt'ers to the following gentlemen :
Hon. Wm. Iligler, ex Governor Penn'a.
Hon Thomas B Floresae. Philadelphia.
Hon. J. C. Knox, Jadge, Philadelphia.
Uon. J. 8. Claei. Judge. Philadelphia.
Hon. D. R. Porter. ex-Governor. Penn'a.
Hon. Ellis Levis. Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. R. C. Grior, Judge V. 8 Court.
Hon. G. W. Woodward. Juilge. Philadelphia.
Hon. W. A. Porter, City Solicitor, Phil'a.
Hon. John Bigler. ex Governor, California.
Hon. E. Bstks, Acditor Gen. Washington, D C
And many others, if necessary.
SulJ. by Druggists and Dealers everywhere. Co.
ware of counterfeits. Ask for Helmbold's. Take
no other. Price SI. 25 per tott!e.or6 bottles for
Sd SO. Delivered to any address. Describe symp
toms in all communications.
Address It. T. HELMBOLD, Drug and Chemi
cal Warehouse, t91 Broadway. N Y.
steel-engraved wrapper, with fac-simile of my
Chemical Warebaase aad signed'
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