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S. J. HOW, BDIT0B A3 D PROPRIETOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., FEB. I, 1871.
Alexander Caldwell, of Leavenworth. waa
elected U. S. Senator by the Kansas Legis
lature last week.
The State Republican Convention will be
held at Harrisburg on the 10th day of next
March. It will nominate candidates for
Auditor General and Surveyor General.
The Chicago iW'says : We regret that
we have no regular head of "crimes and
casualties" under which to record the elec
tion of Frank Blair to the Senate.
The governor of Arizona, in his annual
message, recommends a war of extermina
tion against the Apache Indians, and favors
the employment of volunteers Tor that pur
pose. A telegram from Victoria reports that the
terms of union of British Columbia with
the Dominion were accepted by the legisla
tive council ou January 1 8th by a unanimous
The Canadians are thinking more than
ever about annexation. They have little
hope of a reciprocity treaty with the United
States, and are beginning to realize the dis
astrous effects of non-intercourse. It is be
lieved that independence and annexation
will be pretty fully discussed in the Canadian
Parliament this winter.
It is rather a significant fact, that a con
current resolution introduced in the House
of the Missouri Legislature, censuring Pres
ident tyrant for interfering in the late Mis
souri election was tabled by a vote of two
to one. The little game of the Democracy
in Missouri is over, and the lesson tauyht
the Republican party by the late dissensions
will net be forgotten. J"he resolution was
not intended to do any good, and was only
offered to foster discord. The vote by which
it was tabhd shows how great a failure tho
The Pittsburg Gazette says : While it is
true that the annexation of San Domingo
ought not to take a partizan political form,
but be acted upon solely with reference to its
ttictits- xt we cannot exactly understand
i c v luUifctia anemru semi us protest to
annexation, to be read in the Senate by
diaries Sumner. It is a compliment un
doubtedly to Senator Sumuer for a Radical
such as he has been, vilified, abused and
condemned by Democracy, to be made their
plaything for an hour, but we would scarce
ly have expected Sumner to have made
friends so quickly of bitter, life long enemies.
Toombs and Stephens, made themselves
ever memorable by their address to the citi
zens of Georgia urging a violation of the
election laws. Since that time, Toombs has
had sufficient discretion to keep silent, but
Stephens has been indulging quite exten
sively in print. Among other efforts he
wrote a letter to Governor Bullock setting
forth that the election held in the Fifth dis
trict was one of th most orderly known.
By some hook or crook however.a sentiment
has been aroused slightly antagonistic to
Mr. Stephens, and our last reports funu
Georgia state that he has become a martyr
and been arrested on a charge of violating
the enforcement Act at the late election.
We hope Mr. Stephens' martyrdom will not
cease with only arrest
Yerger. who murdered the United States
officer, Colonel Crane, in Mississippi, nearly
two years ago, is still unwhipt of justice and
at large. The rebel grand jury, it seems,
have ignored the bill for murder, and this
action or failure to act is generally construed
s being equivalent to an acquittal The
state of society which shields the murderers
of loyal men is scarcely better than opea re
bellion. It is not denied that Yerger shot
down Colouel Ciane in cold blood, yet even
a Radical paper published at Jackson, Miss,
it is said, concedes the impossibility of con
victing him. The corollary of this is that
no Union man in Mississippi (and it is as
bad in most other parts of the South) is af
forded any legal protection against assassin
ation by late rebels. In other words.society
at the South, though not openly at war
against the Governmeat, is so far hostile to
loyal people that aets of violence against
them are virtually sanctioned and applaud
ed. It is scarcely time yet for universal am
nesty. In a recent message Governor Stevenson,
of Kentucky, called the attention of the
Legislature to the numerous outrages occur
ring in that Sute, and asked that some ac
tiou be taken for their repression. The Leg
islature has appointed a committee to report
upon the matter aud devise some plan of
action, and it is probable that before long an
energetic effort will be made to preserve law
and order. The Louisville Courier-Journal
a paper which is more candid on the subject
of Kuklux than many avowedly Republican i
journals North, in commenting on the ap
pointment of the committee says : "We
truat that the action of the Legislature will
be such in this matter as the welfare of so
ciety and the prosperity cf our State de
mand, and that sharp, energetic, and decis
ive action will be taken for the suppression
of this crying evil." And yet, while Gov.
Stevenson and the Courier-Journal are ap
pealing to the Legislature of Kentucky to
adopt active measures for the suppression of
the murderous Kuklux.the semi rebel Dem
ocratic papers of the north deny the exis
tence of such a band of fiends and their hel
lish deeds. Comment is unnecessary.
The'IBes-nlts of Protection.
Ireland, with a population of 5,500,000,
has 15,500,000 acres of arable land, most of
it naturally rich ; while Belgium, with a pop
ulation of 4,8&,000, has but M'-iS.OOO acres,
generally by nature poor. Yet Ireland it is
which, according to the "dismal philoso
phers," is "over populated ;" and it cer
tainly is the country from which men flee
to escape beggary and starvation that star
vation which has, within a quarter of a cen
tury, carried off hundreds ol thousands of
their fellow-countrymen. Belgium, howev
er, has during all this time been advancing,
and her people, day by day, and year by
year, have been growing more proserous and
more happy and contented.. Why are these
things so? Because Ireland is cursed by
British free trade, and cannot therefore have
a vigorous diversified industry, while Belgi
um, by a long and steady persistence in the
protective policy, has built up one of the
grandest diversified industries of Europe,
and has at the same time and as a conse
quence so enriched her soil that it is among
the most productive in the world and readi
ly supports t he densest population on the
Continent. No two countries can be found
which more faithfully or more graphically
illustrate the workings of the two systems
British free trade and protection Un
happy Ireland and prosperous Belgium serve,
the one as a warning, the other as an exam
ple and a pattern, to there United States.
May our people heed the lesson ! We be
lieve they will.
General Schenck will begin his mission in
Eugluud under the brightest auspices. .In
extra parliamentary harrangues that form a
leadingjeature of political arena of Great
Britain, one member of ths government af
ter another, besides numerous members of
the house of commons, have reiterated their
eonviction that the new envoy would certain
ly bring the Alabama dispute to a satisfac
tory termination.' The press has united with
the representatives of the nation in giving
utterance to similar sentiments, and has on
the whole met the real point at issue with a
clearer perception of its importance than it
everexhibited before. The best security we
have that the question will be discussed with
judicial firmness, is, that some of the most
reflective of English statesmen have either
come to regard the difficulty from our point
of view, or have brought themselves to com
prehend the principle on which, as a nation,
we have calmly and consistently taken our
stand from the beginning of the negotiations.
If the rumor relative to the Alabama
claims, which comes from Washington,
proves reliable, it is not only important as
indicating the speedy settlement of that
question but also as showing that the Pres
ident and Secretary of State have been ac
tively pressing the matter for some time
past. The reference of the matter to the
British minister at Washington for settle
ment, on a basis pronounced in a high de
suree tne speeay settlement ot tnis vexatious
question. While it is not divulged, it is not
difficult to imagine what that basis is. -If
the Democratic party were in the least sin
cere in this rather strong demand, during
the campaign last fall, for the settlement of
this question, we may fairly presume that
they will fall down and worship President
Grant when he realize! their wishes.
The Washington correspondent of the N.
Y. Tribnne says that it having been conject
ured that if the Apportionment act Is not
passed in time to be applied to the Forty
Second Congress, the number of President
ial electors in 1S72 will be determined by the
present basis of representation, it is Droner
to say that,. as the President will be elected
at the same time as the Forty-Third Con
gress, both will be chosen on the new basis.
This is in accordance with the precedents of
1S32 and 1S52. The only event in which a
failure to make the new law apply to the
Forty-Second Congress can possibly effect
the Presidential election, would be a failure
to elect by the people, in which case the
choice would be made by the House of the
Forty-Second Congress, and on the present
France, for the past three months, has
been our heaviest customer for arms and war
material. We have given from time to time
the amount of 6ingle shipments. Over 50, -UX)
knapsacks have been shipped to Havre,
and 600,000 pounds of navy bread were ship
ped by one vessel to the same port, and also
some 4,300 barrels of flour. The followiog
are the total of arms shipped for France
fro the port of New York up to January
4 : Guns, 622,355 ; carbines, 32,810 ; pistols
50,950; cartridges, 84,247,310. The total
value of these shipments is $9,727,606. Sev
eral of our heaviest manufacturers of arms
are now under contract with the French
government for their entire production of
The N. Y. Evenini Post savs : Mr. tY
P. Stearns yesterday appeared in the Senate
to claim the seat made vacant by the death
of Senator Norton, of Minnesota, until the
4th of March. Mr. Windom was first ap
pointed bv the Governor to fill the vacancv.
and served little more than one month. Mr.
oleums will now serve about six weeks. As
each Senator, we believe, is entitled to at
least one year s pav and mileage, for how
ever short service, this little plan to reward
the politicians is more expensive than useful.
The compulsory education movement is
beginniug to assume importance Mr
Hoar's bill, soon to be brought up in Con
L'ress, the essays of the learned members nf
our Social Science Associations, and the ed
ucational reports of the year, all tend to at
tract attention to the subject, which has al
ready become popular iu many parts of
i eiinsyivania. In Lucks county the school
directors of one of the districts have adopted
a resolution favoring the passage of a law
compelling parents, guardians, and others
having the custody of children, to send them
to school during certain months of the year;
the law to apply to Bucks county aloue.
It is said Sir Roderick Murchison has re
ceived a letter from Dr. Livingstone, the
great African explorer, whose safety is thus
Notes from Harrisburgh.
The bill chartering the American Steam
ship Company, which passed the Legislature
on Wednesday last, gives legal recognition
to the plan originated by the Pennsylvania
Central Railroad, for a line of steamers be
tween Philadelphia and some English port.
The bill names J. Edgar Thompson, Thomas
A. Scott, John Ride, John Price Wether
ell, and others, as incorporators, with the
power to open books, which are to be closed
when 7,000 shares are subscribed for. The
capital is to be 7,000 shares of $100 each,
which may be increased to $50,000 shares,
and $370,000 may be borrowed on each
vessel, and bonds issued drawing six per
cent, interest.. The vessels and property are
to be exempt from taxation.
It is currently reported that another raid
is to be made on the sinking fund for th
capture of the nine and a half million dol
lars worth of securities rww in the possession
of the State. A division of spoils is prom
ised, it is said, to the members of the border
counties, in the shape af indemnity to the
people there fur the losses suffered. We
are not careful either to know or state the
scope of this plan we'are opposed to it, in
whatever shape or under whatever pretence
it may come. If the securities are obtained,
it will be simply so much robbery, and who
ever may vote for such a thing should be
published by name throughout the State as
abettors of thieves and robbers. The State
owes at this time over thirty million dollars,
and it the securities of the sinking fund are
applied to this debt, we will yet owe about
twenty-oce million five hundred thousand
dollars. This is enough of debt for the
people of the State to pay. And having it
to meet, they cannot afford to give away to
a class of railroad adventurers, an amount
of money equivalent to one third of this
heavy debt. "We shall closely watch this
thing," says the Pittsburg Dispatch., "and
give an uncomfortable publicity to such as
favor the consummation of this thing. The
day has passed for granting State aid to
railroads. We should have a general law,
opening the State freely up to railroad en
terprise, and then leave the entire subject
to private enterprise and. capital. But
whatever the policy that may be developed,
there is one thing about which there is only
one opinion among honest, disinterested
men and that is, that the sinking fund se
curities should go toward liquidating the
The injudiciousness of haty legislation is
especially seen in the act of the last Legis
lature authorizing writs of error in criminal
cases. lurried through at the time to save
a convicted murderer from the scaffold, whom
the Governor had repeatedly refused to par
don, its provisions may now be employed to
defeat or delay justice in the behalf of
every hardened felon, though his conviction
and sentence may rest on the plainest and
most irrefragable evidence. It is rumored
now that the friends of Hanlon will resort
man a't the Mast moment. tiuch "a melo
dramatic proceeding would only involve a
delay of some weeks or months, with large
increase of expense to the Commonwealth,
while the prisoner himself would gain
nothing thereby except a slight prolongation
of his miserable life. The Legislature
should lose no time in repealing this most
mischievous law. .
On the the 3d of March, 1870, an act
providing for the health and safety of per
sons employed in anthracite coal mines was
lassed by the Legislature. A bill was pre
sented last week, extending this act to the
bituruioous coal districts of the State. If
the bill becomes a law, it will apply to the
bituminous coal districts in Clearfield county,
as well as elsewhere. The law is iutended
to make the business of the miner less haz
ardous than it is at present, and if possible
to prevent all accidents that may arise,- not
only from noxious gasses, but also from the
improper (workings of the mine. Not a
street can be abandoned nor a pillar removed,
without a notification to the Inspector. Ac
curate drafts are required to be made every
six months of all the workings, and in a
word, the law surrounds the miners with
seemingly every protection. Those imme
diately interested should give the subject
The smuggling propensities ot the Mexi
cans are likely to occasion trouble between
that country and the United States. It was at
one time stated that the J uarez Government
had taken effective measures to break up
the business, but this turns out to be either
unfounded, or the efforts put forth have
proved unsuccessful. It seems to be en
tirely certain that the smuggling still con
tinue!, and it is equally certain that the
President is determined not to permit it
any longer. Of course an effort on our
part to break it up may invelve the practi
cal invasion of Mexican territory, and hence
the trouble. It should be broken up, and
if Mexico is unable to do it, she should not
object to having it done by those who can.
New York's supplementary census has
proven that the first enumeration of last
summer was really wrong, but the errors
committed by the marshals were iu favor of
the boasting city. The berated takers of the
census must have counted many New York
ers more than once. In four wards thus re
counted there is a falling off in the popular
tion of five thousand five hundred and fifty
three from the returns of the United States
made a few months ago, and which were re
ceived with indignation by the citizens.
The Democratic papers are making them
selves unnecessarily nsrvous over the ques
tion of compulsory education. It is rather
a matter for school boards and the people
than for partisanship and the politicians.
That party must be hard run for questions
on which to make political issue. One
would think from the eagerness they display
in catching at everything that transpires,
that they must be wolully short of political
The recently elected United States Sena
tor of Kansas, Hon. Alexander Caldwell, is
a native of Pennsylvania, and was for many
years identified with the Columbia bank.
He has been eight years a resident of Kan-ius.
' THE FEEtfCH-PEUSSIAN WAR.
After several long conferences between M.
Favre and Count Bismarck, the conditions
for the surrender of Paris was consummated
on the 28th of January, as follows :
First, the cession of the Province of Al
sace and the German portion of the Prov
ince of Lorraine.
Second, a money indemuity of one thous
and millions' of francs, to be guaranteed by
Third, forty ships of war of the French
Fourth, that some province now held by
France, be retained to secure the fulfilment
of the compact
Another despatch says that an armistice
has beeuagredd upon for three weeks to
extend over land and sea the Germans to
occupy all the .forts arounc Paris the
French army to remain prisoners of war
within the city.
A third dispatch says, the Germans are
to enter the city the entire garrison.except
the Natioual Guard, to surrender their arms
and that the Mobiles are to return home.
Such is the news. Although somewhat
contradictory, yet all agree as to the capitu
lation of the city. Whether the French
people in the provinces will endorse this ac
tion of the Paris government, and that peace
will be restored throughout France, remains
to be seeu rumors of contiuued resistance,
iu some portions, being current.
Washington City Gossip.
The object for giving a territorial govern
ment to the District of Columbia, in order
to simplify its operations and lesson the de
mands upon Congress for local legislation,
was considered in tho Senate. The original
bill, with several proposed amendments,
was rferred to a Conference Committee.
Secretary Boctwell is reported to be
earnestly opposed to the repeal of the in
come tax law, and places the amount . to be
returned from it at fourteen million dollars,
in place of seven million dollars, the figures
given by Gen. Plcasanton. We think the
probabilities are very much more favorable
to the correctness of the figures of the
Commissioner, than those of the Secretary
of the Treasury. The rate of the tax
ation, it will be remembered, was
reduced from five to two and a half per
cent, and the exemptions placed at two.
thousand dollars. This certainly should re
duce the tax at least seventy per cent. As
the sum realized for two or three yetrs, from
this tax, was only about twenty-six million
dollars per annum, it is entirely likely that
seven million dollars is all that can now be
reached. But out of this must come the
expenses of collection, which will leave com
paratively nothing for the Treasury. It is
better to meet the Secretary's views, and
by the abolition in this tax in some other
way than leave it unrepealed.
The Congressional Committee on Appro
priations have given favorable consideration
to the subject of continuing the appropria
tion for the storm signal service, organized
last year, under the direction of the chief
signal officer of the War Department. The
utility of the service is thought to have been
demonstrated by the experience already
had, and the small expenditure neces
sary for its continuance will, no doubt, be
"Subsidies'' and "Land Grabs" seem
to be the only solid ideas that can find rest
ing places in the minds of some members of
Congress. The country is pretty well tired
of this continued and persistent character
of legislation, and those gentlemen who
seem not to realize this fact, will learn it
hereafter, probably to their sorrow. In one
single day no less than 13,000,000 of acres
were modestly askad, while a subsidy of
$450,000 a year was just as modestly re
quested for a steamship line. It is a kind
of disease, that if not cured, will certainly
be fatal to thosq members of Congress so
badiy afflicted. '
A bill, introduced by Senator Edmunds,
to increase the pensions of soldiers and
sailors twenty per cent, passed the senate
without a word of debate. It will add
about four million five hundred thousand
dollars yearly to the payments of the gov
ernment on pension account.
The bill proposing the organization of the
State of Utah does away with the right to
vote now possessed by the Mormon women.
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary
has made a report in favor of the admission
of Joshua IT ill as one of the Georgia Sena
tors. Dr. Miller, elected at the same time,
is rejected because he served in the rebel
army as surgeon, and is thus disqualified.
The majority of the committee agreeing to
the report are Senators Trumbull, Edmonds,
Conkling and Carpenter. Senator Thur
man agreed with them that II ill is entitled
to take his seat on- taking the oath pre
scribed. The minority of the committee
are 5n favor of seating Messrs. Whitley and
Farrow, who have recently been elected.
But if it is decided that the legislature
which elected Messrs. Hi!! and Miller was
elected and organized, the question is set
tled against the latter election, and there
will have to be another election .to fill the
place of Dr. Miller, if he is ineligible.
The Senate did itself credit, on Thursday,
by performing its share of the duty of re
pealing the income tax law. The closeness
of the vote was rather surprising, but still
a majority of one, for all practical purposes,
is as good as a majority ot ten. It now re
mains for the House to act, and we hope it
will do so promptly as well as favorably.
That the President will commend the repeal
of this law, we have not a shadow of a
The Louisville Courier-Journal reminds
the Democratic party that it is responsible
for law and order iu Kentucky, and that it
cannot afford to carry even the appearance
of complicity with the villainy that has re
cently disgraced the very neighborhood of
the State capital. And it tells the Demo
crats that unless they set their house in or
der they will have ho right to complain of
Federal" interference, and will not be able to
Little of Everything.
A colored juror has been drawn in Cambria
One hundred and fifty churches in Chicago.
She need: them.
Philadelphia has a church for every fifteen
hundred or her population.
Hon. Thos. A. Scott has contributed i00 to the
relief of the sufferers at Mifflin.
Good farm hands in North Carolina receive
from eight to tea dollars per month.
Twenty of the wealthiest merchants in Paris
have been made bankrupt by the war.
One thousand five hundred and seventy-four
registered letters were stolen last year..
Fifty-nine newspapers in towns and cities on
the Paoifio coa.t have perished during the past
A he is like nitro-glycerine, the bst judges
kant tell whei it U going to bust and gkaiter on
fushun The wail of a western poet: "'Tis sweet to
court; but oh! how bitter to court a gal and then
not git her-"
Drink nothing without seeing it ; sign nothing
without reading it; and make sure that it means
no more than it says.
The last dispatches from the City of Mexico are
of the usual character reiolutions, earthquakes,
and vnlcanio eruptions.
The Pope, on being asked what pari of Rome
his holiness intended keeping, replied'
"Vat-i can." Infallible wisdom.
Early in life Peter Cooper broke down in three
different kinds of business, and then tried the
manufacture of glae. That stuck.
A man and his wife are under $3,000 bail in
Columbia, charged with inhumanly beating and
starving their little girl, six years old.
' Go to the ant, thou sluggard," is good advice
given on excellent authority; but now adays
Tnottelaggards apparently prefer to visit their
Little" Sarah' L. Joy, reporter of the Boston
Past, has taken a position on a a ew York society
paper at f 2,600 per annum. How's that for wo
man's wages !
The microscope reveals the faot that a speck ef
potato rot the sise of a pin head contains two
hundred ferocious little animals, biting and claw
ing each other savagely.
The New York Sum thinks there is something
in the atmosphere of Kentucky which predis.
poses men to fight Even the Shakers h7e had a
general '-set te" recently.
The ladies of Fayette, Indiana, have organized
a club for the suppression of late staying out
among husbands. A club properly managed will
no doubt have a striking effect. i
There are in the United States sikty-seven
cities with a population of over 20,000 inhab
itants. Tne increase ef Pittsburgh in ten years
has beea sixty-seven per cent.
A leading lecturer classifies his audience as fol
lows: The "Btill-attentives," the "quick-reapon-sives,"
the '-hard to-Iifts," the'-won't applauds,"
and the "get-up-and-ge-outs.'
A bill is pending in the Massachusetts Legisla
ture whereby divorced person will be prohibited
from remarrying until three years shall have
passed after the divoree Is granted.
The noonday prayer meetings, whioh have been
a feature of New York life since September 23,
1857, at 103 Fulton street, have gone into newly
fitted up and handsome quarters at the eld loca
tion. The sweetest thing in a printing office writing
receipts lor ntusi4i.iiiijr, jww nvia sou auver-
tising. Sorry toeay that we haven't been exten
sively sweetened in that particular direction re
cently. An Eastern paper, in a fit of revolutionary en
thusiasm, says, "liurrah for the girls of '78 !"
"Thunder!" cried a Sew Jersey paper, "That's
toe darned oil ! Ho, no! Hurrah for the girls
An exchange sensibly remarks that a man who
will take a newspaper for a length of time and
then tend it back refused and-unpaid for, would
swallow a blind dog's dinner, and then stone the
dog for being blind.
When Governor Merrill, of Iowa, visited the
State Penitentiary and commenced a speech to the
prisoners by remarking that he "Was glad to see
so many there!" there was no applaase, and he
modified the sentiment
Jefferson Davis has nothing but his salary of
Si, 000 to live upon, and, his friends say, wants
nothing more in this "crisis of the republic. "
We thought the crisis, which he and his friends
brought On, had passed.
A few nights since a singular circumstance oc
curred in the Circuit Court at PeoriaIU. Three
juries were oat at once, all three hung six and
six, were ap all night, eame into court the next
morning, and were discharged.
Pittsburgh policemen have arrested Joseph
Eberhardt, who, according to the affidavit of his
loving (pause, Maria, frequently plays a lively
tone on the hack of her head. Joseph, who is a
Prussian, says his lack is eber-hard.
A lady wishes some one would invent a
'legometer, to attach to men's pedals, so that
wives may determine the distance traveled by
their husbands when they want te "jut step
down to the postorSee" of an evening.
A colored member f the Virginia legislature
was recently called to account fer expressing
himself ungrammatically in debate. He subse
quently explained that if ha did not express him
self grammatically it was the fault of those who
bad kept him in slavery.
A Philadelphia judge has picked ap, come
where, the idea that witnesses are not criminals.
He rebuked a lawyer for badgering one in a late
case, and laid down the astounding proposition
that a witness should be treated in the same man
ner as any gentleman would treat a visitor at his
It was a very hard shell Baptist, of Tennessee,
who suggested, when he heard of the reforma
tion ef an ungodly neighbor, that no ordinary
baptism would do for that man the only sure
way would be te tie a grindstone to his feet and
"anchor him ever night in the middle of the
Penfesyivania is situate between 39 deg. 43 min.
and 42 deg. north latitude, and 2 deg. 17 min.
east, and 3 dig. 1 min. west longitude, front
Washington. Its mean length is 2S0.39 miles,
mean breadth 158 05 miles; its greatest length U
302 13-40 miles, and greatest breadth 175 miles
and 192 perches.
Now February holds its sway.
And, as the weather-wise ones say,
'Tho' the days are growing longer.
Yet the cold is getting stronger.".
Swift as swallows through the sky,
Sleds and tinkling sleighs now fly ;
Soon will come St. Valentine,
With many a jest and loving line.
''Eureka '."Our devil on Saturday last brought
into the office the following described "piece of
personal ' property." Will some one '-prove
property, pay charges and take it away." It is
A little band soft, velvety and neat
Our devil feund it on the street -This
to the owner the one we're "arter,"
Will some fair maid eall andgether garter?
A facetious young Canadian, being ill, took it
into his head to try the effect of the medicine
prescribed for him by a physician upon a favorite
cat. and was startled to see poor pussey promptly
fall over on her side and die. Similar results fol
lowing experiments on two other cats, he deter
mined to throw away the bottle and dismiss the
doctor. He had been taking the "medioine''
three times a day for a week.
The Winter in Roue. The winter in
Italy is very severe, no such rigorous season
rhaving been experienced for fifty years. In
the beginning of last December a heavy
snow fell, covering the country in all di
rections, aud causing treat distress aim ng
the poor in consequence of the lick of
clothing and shelter. The accounts from
Rome to December 2$ state that still greater
distress has been produced by the thaw and
the incessant torrents of rain that had been
falling for several days. The Tiber had
overflowed its banks and had caused a fear
ful iuundation, covering the Campagna, and
in the city of Rome flooding the principal
streets. Boats are rowed iu the streets,
conveying assistance and provisions to the
inhabitants blocked up in their houses.
Large quantities of wine and oil stored in
the cellars have been destioyed, and in the
country fa.rni houses, oxen, sheep and other
domestic animals have been swept away.(
In the Campagna the herdsmen and shep
herds have been obliged to take refuge in
the trees, and the inhabitants of the farms
on low grounds have been taken off in boats
and conveyed to Home as the only place of
A Good Onk. The Kansas City J3uUe
tin gets off the ""following bouncer on
Greeley : A Missouri farmer wrote to Horace
Greeley to know if silk culture could be
made profitable in Missouri. The veteran
agriculturist of the Tribune thought it could.
He said it would necessitate some trouble
and expense to import the silk-bearing sheep
from the mountainous regions of Central
Asia, but thought they could be easily do
mesticated in Missouri. He said he pre
sumed the rearing of the silk-bearing sheep
would become such an impcrtaut branch of
agricultural industry in Misiouri in five
years, than the State would give 100,000
majorityn favor of the protective tariff,
and quadruple the present circulation of the
Tribune. The same farmer also inquired as
to the probable pro&t of raisin? broom corn
in this State. Mr. Greeley felt assured that
it would be profitable, but advised his cor
respondent to raise the plain-handled variety
of brooms, inasmuch as they were a more
hardy variety than those with red and blue
rings around the handles.
3ft cir SMvfrtfofmftttsi.
Advertisements jwf tip xnlargetyp-.,sToutof plain
style, mill be charged double usual rates. No cuts
6. M.Psttesoill A Co., 37 Park Row. New York,
and Geo. P. Howell A Co.. 40 Putk Kow, New
York, are the sols agents for the Joorkal in
that city, and are authorized to contract for in
serting advertisements for us at our lowest eaeh
rates. Advertisers in that city are requested to
leave their favors with either o f the above houses.
T ESTAURANT.-The well-known "Goud
man Saloon," one square east of the
'Nagle House," on Front St., Marietta, Pa., has
'been leased by the undersigned, where he will
keep a first-class "KE3T ADRANT AND CAFE."
Raftmen will find it a convenient place to get re
freshments when in Marietta. The most fastid
ious at all timss satisfied. . W. HECKKOTUE.
Marietta, Feb 2,'71-3inp.
TN THE COURT of Common Pleas of
-- Uearbeld County, Fa. :
e.4I March Term,. 1870
Janes Wilso and
The undersigned Trustees, appointed by the
Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield County, ac
cording te Act ef Assembly, hereby give notice
hat they appoint THURSDAY, the SIXTEENTH
DAY OF MARCH. A. D., 1S71. at Clearfield Bor
ough, to receive the proofs of the several credit
ors of the above named James Wilson, and te de
tannine upon the same, and hereby require all
persens holding any sums of money or other
property due the said James Wilson, to deliver
the same to the Trustees.
D. W. M'CCRDY,
T. II. MURRAY,
Feb. 2, '71. Trustees.
CLEARFIELD ACADEMY !
The Third Session of the present Scholastic
year, of this Institution, will oommenoe on Moo
day, the 6th day of February, 1871.
Pupils can enter at any time. Tliey will be
charged with tuition Trout the time they enter to
the close of the session.
The course of instruction embraces everything
included in a thorough, practical and accomplish
ed education of both sexes
The Principal having had the advantage e
much experience in his profession, assures pa
rents and guardians that his entire ability and
energies will be devoted to the mental and moral
training of the youth placed under his charge.
TERMS OF TUITION:
Orthography. Reading, Writing and Primary A
rithmetio, per session, (11 weeks), $3 00
English Grammar,' Geography, Arithmetio and
History, $5 08
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration,
Surveying Philosophy, Physiology, Chemistry,
Book, keeping. Botany, and Physical Geogra
phy, 18 00
Latin, Greek and French, with any ef the above
branches, $12 19
MUSIC, Piano. (30 lessons), $10 00
Lkr'No deduction will be made for absence.
For further particulars inquire of
Rav. P. L. HARRISON, a. m.
Jaly 81. 1870. Principal.
T) ISSOLUTION.-The partnership here-
tofore existing between A. M. Hills and
S. P. fchaw. in the practice of Dentistry in the
Borough of Clearfield, is this day (Jan 20 '71)
dissolved by mutual consent. Those persons
knowing tnemselves indebted te the former firm
will please call at an early day and settle their
accounts, as our separation involves such a neces
sity. The books and accounts are in the posses
sion of A. M. Hills, at bis office.
Jan 25, '71-3t. A. M. HILLS.
TN THE COURT of Common Pleas of
Clearfield County, Pa. :
Keubes Ekitsr, 1 No. 270 September Term, 1867.
Asa Reiteii. j SUB. SITR. DIVORCE.
The undersigned Commissioner, appointed by
the Court to take testimony in the above ease,
hereby gives notice that he will attend lo the du
ties of his appointment, at the office of J. IS. M -Enally,
Esq , in the Borough of Clearfield, on
Tursduy. February 2st,A. 13., 1S71, at 2 o'clock,
P. M., where all parties interested can attend.
Jan. 25. '71. DAN. W. M CLRDY. Comm'r.
MUST BE CLOSED OUT!
Tomakaroom for SPRING GOODS, the bal
ance of my winter stock will be closed out at a
GR EA T R ED UC TION.
Best Prints, 10 cents. Best Delaines 20 cents.
Muslins, very cheap.
Splendid French Merino, 75 cents.
Splendid Shawls, $5, $8, and $7.
Flannel", very cheap. Coating, very cheap.
Furs, at $8.00 a set.
Water-proof, Cotton Flannels, and every thing
else, at prices to suit every body.
WM. REED, Market Street.
Clearfield, Jan. 25, '71.
BRICK FOR SALE. The underW4
lias manufiii-tnred and has now on hand
for .ale 15 000 BUICK. which he will dlfJilf
.n reasonable terms, in large or sia.U oa.S
to utt purchasers. ' J. A. Tl-KPE
Lulheraourg.eptember 14, 1S70 Sin.
J B L A K E W A lTTrT,
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
AND DKlLKa IS
Saw Logs and Lumber
Real estate bought and sold, titles examined
taxes paid, conveyances prepared.
Office in Masonic building, on Second tr.t
goynXo.l. 6 JmbT
S HEIUFFS SALE. T5y virtueofa
. writ oi Lewria Farias ihsutd out
of the court of Common Pleas of ClearSeld
county.and to me directed, there will be expostd
to public sale, at the Court ilouj in Clearfield
liorough. on THURSDAY, the 2d lAY OF
FEBRUARY. lS71,t2 o'clock P.M. the followinr
described property, to wit :
A certain lot of land in Houtmale. Clearfield
county. Pa., bounded on the east by lot No 8
south by Hannah t-'peck, we5t by Bri.'bin street!
and north by Leaver alley, and known in plot of
said town as lot No 1, having a .two-etorj plank
bouse, 4 by 31 feet, and kitchen 14 by IS feet
erected thereon. Seised, taken in execution. and
to be sold as the property1 ot Isabella and David
Jan. 18, '71. J.J PIE, Sheriff.
Ol KE WARD- STOLEN! fromC.
VA,JU C. M Clelland, at Round Island,
Clinton County. Pa., oa the night of the Vth day
of December, 1870, a large Dun or Cream colored
Hone, eight years eld.with black m.tne aud tail,
and legs also black nearly to the knees, with' a'
little white on one hind foot, and feet small fur
so large a horse. The horse is rather stylish snd
has a small bunch under tho t bloat which only
shows when he is eating with head down. Also
taken at the same time a sad die with black quilt
ed horn with leather worn off on top with army
The above reward will be paid for the recovery
of the property and the arrest and oouviatinn r
the theif ; erSlOO will be paid for the horse alone
Jan 4,"7l-3ui C. C. ll'CLELLAND.
O M R IXDUSIBI!
BOOTS AND SHOES
Mads to Order at the Lowest Rate3.
The undorsigned would respectfully invite the
attention of the citisens of Clearfield and vicini
ty, to give him a call at his shop on Market St.,
nearly opposite Hartswick A Irwin's drug stare.
wuere no is prepared lo make or rapairanytbisg
in his line.
Orders entrusted to him will be executed with
promptness, strength and neatness, and all work
warranted as represented.
I have now on hand a stock of extra freneh
calfskins, superb gaiter tops, to., that I wiil
Union up at the lowest Bfrures.
June 13th, 18R6. DANIEL COXXELLY
-fISS II. S. SWAN'S, School for Girls,
JJ- Clearfield, Pa.
The Winter Term of Faurteen weeks will com
mence on Monday, Jan nary 2d, 171.
TEBMS Or TCITlOM.
Readini;, Orthography, Writing, Primary
Arithmetic and Primary Geography, per
term, (of 14 weeksl. $7 OJ
History, Local and Descriptive Oeogruphy
with Map Drawing, Grammar, Mental
and Written Arithmetic, J (,
Botany. Geology, Physiology, ?aturftl Phi
losophy, Physical Goography, Algebra,
Rhetoric. Etymology and Latin, 12 0
Oil Painting. ,24 lessons), 12 CO
Monochromatic Drawing, 10 0
Pencil Drawing, (no extra charge).
Instrumental Musio. 30 lessons). lo 9
Wax Flowers and Fruits, with materials, at
For full particulars lend for Circular.
Clearfield, August 17. Io70-ly.
OIIERIFP'S SALE. By virtue ot a cer
tain writ of Fieri Facias issue 1 Out of
the Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield coun
ty, and to me directed, there will be exposed tc
public sale, at the Court House, in the borough of
Clearfield, bo MONDAY, the lVh day of FEB
RfJAKY. 1871, at 2 o'clock, P. M the following
described property, to wit:
All that certain messuage, tenement and tract
of land situate in the township of Ferguses, iu
the county of Clearfield, and State of Ponn?Tl
vania, bounded and described as follows, to wit:
Beginning at a Red Oak down, a corner of other
land of the said A. G. Jamison and Jno. Gregory,
thence by the said Jamison south 54. dc:;rcn west
201 5-10 perches to a post corner of KoberTC.
Hamilton thence by laud of said R C Hamilton.
North 544 degreos east nine perches to a pot at
Campbell's Run, thence Korth 40 degrees west
2b0 perches to a water beech, thence North 74 de
grees East by land of Frampton MsCracken 74
perches lo a pine stump, thence North 30 decrees
West eighty-five perches to a post on the sontn
bank of Little Clearfield Creek, thence don the
said Creek Sortb 73 degrees E.-t by laud of Mar
tin Mott 120 perches to a water beech on tbeNorih
wt bank of said Creek, theaee by laud of Jno.
C. Fcrgu'on South 4 degrees East 214 pereLsio
a White Pine, thence South sixteen depress tt-t,
forty perches to the plce of beginning; contain
ing .'tcSt acres more or less.
Seized, taken in execution, and to be feld sti
property of A. II. and R. 11. Jamison
January 25, 1371. J J. PIE. Sheriff
Triennial Ase?;inect Appeals.
NOTICE is hereby given that the County Citn
missioners of Clearfield County, will mcet-the tax
payers at the following named places, tor ha
purpose of hearing and determining appeases
the Triennial Assessment of Wi. The hoar; uf
huaring will be, ate&cb place, between V o'cio:ct
A. M.,and 4 o'clock, P. M.
Karthaus, at the public house of Joseph lii'.li
land. at Salt Lick, on Wednesday. February 8th.
Covington, at the public house of John MaUun,
on Thursday, February 9th.
Girard, at Congress Hill School House, on Fri
day, February loth.
Goshen, at Sbawsviile School House, on Satur
day, February Iltb.
Graham, at the iiubler Homestead, oa Monisv,
Morris, at the public house of Sebastian Eif -n-hoever,
in Kylertown.on Tuesday, February 14th.
Decatur, at Centre School ilouja.on WeduejJif,
Osceola, at the publio bouse of Milo H'J.", oa
Thursday, February 16.
Boggs. at the public house of Ed. Albsrt, oa
Friday, February 1 7th.
liradford,at the School House near Samuel Cow
der s on Saturday, February 18th.
Woodward, at the house of Thomas Uon.ierson,
oa Tuesday, February 21st.
'Guelieh. at the public School House in Jsnes
ville, ou Wednesday. February 22d
Keccaria, at the publio house of Wm. R:Jdi,'tt
Glen Hope, on Thursday February -.'. I
Jordan at the public School House iu AasoB
ville. on Friday, February 24 tb.
Chest, at the public School House near Wsguer s,
on Saturday, February 25th
Sew Washington, at the public house of Thoa
Mehaffey. on Monday, February 27th.
Burnside. at Young's School House on Tuesasy,
Bell, at tho Election House, on Wedneidsy,
Lumber City, at the publio School House, oa
Thursday March 2d.
Ferguson, at tho Eleotien House, on Friday,
Knox, at the Turkey Hill School House,oa Sat
urday. March 4th. .
Huston, at the public house of Geo. E. RobecX
er, on Monday, March Sth.
Union, at the s'ore house of D. B. Brubak .r, on
Tuesday, March 7th.
Brady, at the public house of Wm. Schwemm,
on Wednesday, March Kth.
Bloom, at the house of A. S. Holden, on Thurs
day, March 9th.
Penn. at the public house of Flynn Leaoa,
on Friday, March 10th
Curwensvilleand Pike, at the Elect iun U""
in Curwensville. on Saturday, March 11th ,
Clearfield and Lawrence, at the Commissioners
Office, on Tuesday, March 14th.
Notice is therefore hereby given to the
sors of the several boroughs and townships- tnai
they be present with the Board, in their respec
tive distriots. as well as all persons who m,T .,r"
themselves aggrieved. A general appeal ""'5?
held at the Commissioners' Ofiice.on the 1Mb, t-
and 17th days of March, after which no app'
will be held. The Assessor is required to F
each taxable a notioeof the amount with w nicu
he is assessed, at least five days before the day oi
Cona aa Orrira, 1 S H. H IN DM AX.
Clearfield, Pa. j DAVID BUCK.
Jan. 2s, '71. Commissioner
ED. PERKS A Co'. our, the best in raVj!f'
sai.by J.SHAW A S0