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. 1. BOW, ID1TOBASD PROPRIETOR.
CLEARFIELD, PA., FEB. 8, 1871.
Three of the Benninghoff bond robbers
are now doing duty in the penitentiary.
The State Treasurer, Gen. Irwin, on Feb.
1st, paid the semi annual interest on the
Pennsylvania State debt, amounting to
nearly a million dollars.
The IlunUviile (Texas) Republican takes
strong grouud against general amnesty, and
urges that uch a measure is fraught with
great danger. W ill the advocates of general
amnesty heed the warning?
The bill before the Ohio Legislature,
making the reading of the Bible in the
public schools unlawful, failed to pass the
House by a vote f 75 to 14. Pretty wel'
done, lor a Democratic majority.
Republican Victory. At the special
election in the Seventeenth Legislative Dis
trict, on Wednesday last. Mr. E. Howard
Griffith, Republican, was elected in the
'place of Mr. Campbell, deceased. The
district was Democratic last fall.
The Saint Aothony, Minn., Democrat,
nominates Jerry Black, of Pennsylvania,
for President, and Senator Thunnan, of
Ohio, for Vice President, and ibinkj they
can be elected. We think the Democrat is
simply mistaken about being "elected."
Ex-Gov. Ashley, of Montana, is of th
opinio that if Judge Chase's health is good
enough, nothing can prevent his election to
the Presidency next year, without much re
gard to the party that takes him up. Is
Mr. Ashley's opinion better than that of
When the Delaware Democrats serenaded
Eli Saulsbury, their new Senator, he invited
them to an entertainment conducted on
strict temperance principles. What a great
disappointment that would be to those who
havft been accustomed to imbibe freely, at
the the expense cf Eli's brother, after an
Secretary Boutwcll's debt statement for
January is a splendid financial exhibit.
The decrease last month .amounted to
$4,040,90.75, and the decrease since March
1, 1870, $110,301,670. The Democracy
don't like this Republican "policy" of re
ducing the natiocal debt. It knocks their
electioneering "thunder" all JepsEred.
A bill has been introduced in thelndiana
Senate providing "that a person convicted of
a felonious homicide, who has entered the
plea of insanity, shall be placed in an insane
asylum for one year, and then if the facts
warrant -it, can have a uew trial.'' The In
diana insane asylum must be a large build
ing if it is expected to carry out that law.
The St. Louis Republican says : "General
Blair, of Missouri, and General i,gan, of
Illinois, each commanded a corps of Grant'
army at Vicksburgh. Both had been mem
bers, of Congress. Logan went into the
war a Democrat, and is now a Republican
Senator. Blair went in a Republican, and
is now a Democratic Senator." The Re
publican party didn't lose anything in that
The Republicans of Connecticut have de
clared that Congress should "refuse all ap
propriations, direct or indirect, which may
be solicited in aid of private schemes and
enterprises." Republicans everywhere
except they happen to be in Congress have
made this same a'cclaration over and over
again. Congressmen who disregard the
wishes of the people on this riuestion had
better consider their terms of office as lim
ited. The Democrats of the Ohio Legislature
tabled a resolution that a messace be sent
to the Governor informing him of an exist
ing vacancy in Columbiana county, and re
questing him to order an election to fill it.
Columbiana county is strongly Republican,
which accounts for the action of the Dem
ocratic majority in the premise. Evidently,
the Ohio Democracy have been taking a
lesson from the Pennsylvania Democratic
Kentucky is about tired oat with Ku
Klux operations. Senator Chenoweth has
introduced resolutions in the State Legisla
ture, denouncing, in unqualified terms,
those miscreants, and calling for five hun
dred thousand dollars, for the employment
of an efficient police. Chenowesh was a
"fighting rebel," and the Louisville Courier
Journal say, he is backed in this effort by
"the entire Confederate element of this
State." And yet northern Democratic
doughface don't believe it.
The sentiments of the Bourbon Democ
racy of Kentucky may be well estimated by
an incident which occurred the other day in
the Legislature of that State. The bill to
grant a charter to the Southern Railroad,
which is designed to connect Cincinnati with
the Southern railroad system, was under
discussion, when a Mr. McCreary, in the
course of a bitter speech in opposition to
the application for a charter, argued in sup
port of his views that Cincinnati deserved
no favor at the hands of the Legislature,
because the press of that city ha 1 failed to
publish eulogistic obituary notices of Robert
E. Leo. It is only fair, however, to state
that prominent Democrats. in Central Ken
tucky, among jheuj John O. Breckinridge,
re Btronely in favor of the proposed road.
The LyndaU-Dechert Case Again.
The minority report of Mr. Wallace's
"special" committee, Graham and Kerr, Re
publicans in the contested election case ol
Lyndall vs. Dechert, clearly and uueeessfully
disproves the majority report in some of the
most material points, end establishes beyond
controversy that Mr. Buck alew, the presum
ed author of the majority, report, made a
grave mistake when he alleged that if the
specifications of the petition were defective
and quashed, presuming all others to be'eor
rect, Mr. Lyndall would have no cae to con
test. The minority report proves beyond
contradiction, from Mr. Buckalew's own
stand-point, that Mr. Lyndall was clearly
elected by over two hundred majority, and
that the majority inflicted a grievous wrong
when they decided not to investigate the al
legations of fraud. In fact ; the minority
report so conclusively exposed the fallacies
and wrongs of the Buckalew report, that
that gentleman deemed it necessary to sub
mit a "supplementary" report au unheard
of proceeding in legislative bodies. Ia re
ference to this pettifoging effort, on the part
of the majority of the committee, the Pitts
burgh Gazette remarks .
Mr. Buckalew, we see, has felt himself
forced to put in a voluminous answer to the
report of the minority of the Special Com
mittee in the Dechert-Lyndall case.
This is the highest possible compliment
to the minority report. It shows that that
report was, in itselt.a complete answer to the
original report of the majority of the Com
mittee, and that the Democratic majority in
the Seuate did not daie to let the majority
and minority reports go out together. The
latter so thoroughly exposed the former that
to send the two out in one document was to
send the antidote with the bane.
It was, therefore, found necessary to an
swer the answer to put in some iettifoe'-
ging pleas and befog the case generally, lest
those Deiiiociaw oi tie Jr;ate shouiti con
clude that the law was unanswerable against
The Special Committee, a3 appointed by
Speaker Wallace, consisted of live Demo
cratic lawyers and two Republican lavuien.
lhe Republican lawyers of the Senate
were purposely Ic-tt off it. The object clear
ly was to get up a majority report written
by lawyers, which the lay members of the
Committee could uot aaswer.
And yet the report of the minority,fram
ed by a layman and reported by laymen, so
completely upset the legal case of the ma
jority, and presented the law so clearly, that
tbe majority were plainly put in the wrong,
and the whole burden of judicial decisions in
the Senate was shown to be openly and pal
pably against them.
So the Democratic lawyers of the Senate
havebeen compelled to answer this triumph
ant vindication of the minority. The an
ser, it is true, is lame and inconclusive,
and fails to reach a single one of tbe points
made by the minority in their report; yet
not to answer it. even lamelv and inconclu
sively, would have been coual to lettine
judgment go by default.
In preseuting this second report from the
majority in the Senate, howevtr. the major
ity have been guilty of another breach of
Parliamentary Jaw. When a Special Com
mittee is appointed on a special subject, and
the majority ana minority make reports on
it, the jurisdiction of that Committee ends.
The majority have no right to make a sec
ond repot r Such a thing was never heard
ot before, in any legislative body. The first
report oi me mammy and the adoption by
theSctiatt ot tin: resolution reported by that
majority, discharged the Committee. It had
no riirht to meet acain, and this second re
port, in answer to the minority, was a usur
pation of power and in utter defiance of all
But then this whole case is a series of
usurpations. The reference of this contes
ted case to a special committee was a usar
pation ; the votes of .Mr. Dechert. in favor
of ordering the committee and adopting
their report were usurpations; the actions of
the committee in excluding the petition of
the contestant was a usurpation ; the ruling
of the Speaker, in allowing Mr. Dechert to
vote in his own case was a usurpation : the
action of the Senate, when an appeal was
taken from that rulir.g, in laying that appeal
on the table, was a usurpation, there being
uo rule ot the senate permitting a motion to
lay on the table, the uniform practice of the
Senate beinjr to refuse to rccopnizo such a
tnction ; and now wc have the crowning
usurpation of a report from the majority in
answer to the minority, after the Committee
was discharge 1. lhe last act is, ol a Diece
with the rest.
The law of the cae, however, remains
with the minority. The report of the mi
nority is unanswered and unanswerable. Mr.
Buckalew may pettifog and befog the case,
but he cannot change the judicial decisions
cited triumphantly by the minority, which
show that the well ettlcd law of the State
wa- against Mr. Dechert and apainst the
nction of tbe Democratic majority in the
A New "Poisoning" Agent. The De
mocracy, it seems, have discovered a new
poisvn. They now term education "poison
ing the minds of the young," as will be seen
from the following extract from the Demo
cratic parly organ at Washington, with re
ference in some proceedings of Congress:
"Mr. JJoar, of .Vis-aehiisotts, then ad
vocated the treat so!. erne for national edu
cation which is io Le substituted for the
Freedmen's and other bureaus, by furnish
ing a mammoth machine to poison 'he minds
of the rising generation. This is one of the
most insidious and dangerous of plaos for
perpetuating radical rule yet conceived by
the inventive genius of New England, aud
is therefore, the one that ought to be most
Education "poi.oning the minds of the
young!" A brilliant idea, indeed.
But, no doubt, a system" of liberal
education will have the effect to deplete the
Democratic majorities in the strong holds of
that party, and hence their opposition to a
system of national education.
A Wonderful Man. The Pittsburgh
Gazette relates the case of a wonderful man
in Kentucky: "His farm was assessed at
$20 per acre, and he positively refused to
stand the indignity, asserting that it was
worth fully $200 ptr acre. Reason had no
the slightest effect upon him, but a comprot
niise was finally made and the farm as
sessed at $40 per acre. He had no idea of
allowing hi farm to be valued that low."
e have nosuch"wouderful men" in Clear
field county. Here they always "con pro
mise" on the smallest asses.-men t possible.
The attention of our readers is directed
to the cards of James Conner, wholesale
grocer. Mr. Conner is the largest dealer in
Pittsburgh, and dealers will find it to their
interest to give him a call.
Wk are indebted to the "Juneauta Lec
ture Committee," Tyrone, for. a cotnpli
meniary ticket to Johu G. Saxtj's lecture,
on February 22d, 1971.
Little of Everything.
Bather paradoxical tbe ideacf Hungary rap
plying the German armies with food.
Han Ion, the murderer, was executed at Phila
delphia, on Wednesday, February 1st.
Stopping advertising in dull times, is like tear
ing ont a dam because the water is low.
In these days of dirty, greasy, torn "'stamp."
the term ' filthy lucre" is not a misnomer. .
A Richmond woman asks for a divorce, saying
she has not seen her husband since be murdered
Fire New Tork clubs have broken up recently
and domestic happiness there is consequently on
Jubilating the Germans, in various parts ef
this country, over the success of their armies and
the piospects of peace.
"Caa a big man drink harder than a little one ?'"
is the question that ia agitating the brain of
Braincrd, of the Tyrone Herald.
The Pennsylvania Sanitarium, for the cure of
inebriates at Media, claims to hare cured forty
per eent of the cases treated there.
The Pope has his private library and his im
pertant papers and documents packed ready for
removal from the Vatican. Where ?
"I am going to the post-office. Bob ; shall I in
quire lor you V '-Well, yes, if you have a mind
to, but I don't think you will find me there."
A bill has passed betta branches of the Ohio
legislature, and become a law, to prorido for the
appointment of guardians for habitual drunk
A very particular swain in Huntingdon set.t
his manioge to the paper with the addition'
'Nocardenions." lie said he despised abbrevia
tions. Wants the roof taken off the bridge at Tyrone
Drainerd, of tbe Herald Shouldn't do that.
Bi!ly, you might need it for shelter, some wet
It Newark, N. J., the other evening, a publie
party was given aad "resident Southerners" were
invited. That's a mild way of saying colored
It is stated there are cow fire thousand chil
dren in Philadelphia ceokiug admission into the
publie schools, and unable te got in because there
is no room.
Issued a pitent, to Amos Eennard, of this
place, for an improvement in Cant Hooks. This
is tho second patent issued to citixens of Clear
field within a month.
Nine-tenths ci the people of Illinois are said to
be in favor cf so amending the Constitution of
the United Status as to have a distinct recognition
of the Supreme Being.
The belles of Newport and Saratoga are out
done by the wife of Mehemet Ali, who required
five hundred camels to transport her baggage
wen she went a visiting.
Onion loxenges are the latest invention in the
confectionery line. They are intended (or the
use of young ladies who ure annoyed by gentle
men addicted to long calls.
Tbe Pall Mall Gazette thinks it might be well
to perform the funeral ceremooy over the passen
gers in railway stations in England, before they
risk themselves in tbe ears.
Few people will be surprised to learn that tbe
lata census is unsatisfactory to the people. As a
showing of the wealth ef the country it is simply
ridiculous. So says an exchange.
It is proposed that all the lawyers of the
country coi tribule five dollars a head for the re
lief of the daughters of Judge Taney, who are
poor, and obliged to work for a living.
New Hampshire up country formers when tbey
went down to "the city." used to take home bits
of coal iu their pockets to show tbe children what
curious stuff they burnt down in Boston.
A notable fact in the female rights movement
is that the agitators are either hopelessly unmar,
ried, or else cursed with husbands wbo have not
the brains or tbe energy to support them.
Michigan bas a large direct trade with Liver
pool in apples and a large part of the American
fruit thus sent to England is transshipped to the
Mediterranean in exchange for other fruit.
J. Horner write :"I want a receipt for grouse
pudding." "By all means," replies an exchange.
"Nothing easier. Send the grouse-pudding here,
and we'll return you a receipt for it by bearer."
"Pat. who is this XMsson we hear so much
spakin' about in the newspapers V "Don't you
know, Mike? Why, it's that ould teadivil
Nilsson, that fit the battle of the Nile, tubbe
A hosier, who had been working at Lyons, Iowa,
for eight years on a salary ef fifteen dollar per
aaenth and fees, died the other day, when it ap
peared that he had laid up about five thousand
Decided by a Brooklyn court, that Life In
surance companies must pay policies on deaths
fiom intemperance, notwithstanding tbe deceased
was lepreseuted as ef temperate habits. That
The Boston Joitrnat of Chemistry says that ab
surd as the high bat is, it keeps the head more
comfortable, it maintains a more equal tempera
ture, and feels better than any other form of head
A new English gun is about to be tested at
Wooirich arsenal which throws a seven hundred
pound fbell. It is said to be more powerful at one
thousand yards than the famous Krupp gun is at
The California papers praise John Grummet, a
veteran hunter, wbo went out the other morning
at sunrise and in half an hour had shot four huge
grizzly benrs with his Spencer rifle, iu one two-three-tour
A beggar who asked for a coat at a clergy
man's bouse, in Meridan, Conn., banded back one
slightly worn, which was offered him, saying.
"Madam, I want a coat that I should not be
a-hamed to wear in the day-time." i
British Columbia will be admitted to the Do
minion of Canada on the Brst of July -Confederation
day. Prince Edward Island and Newfound-.
land will tben be the only possessions north of the
United Slates not ia the Confederacy.
Occurred recently a rather amusing circum
stance. A young lady called at a grocery to pur
chase some butter. After tasting a large number
of rolls, and being unable to de-ide whirfn was
best, she concluded to take home some "samples,"
much to the amusement of the clerk.
An English constable arrested three men, think
ing they were deserters. He said be inferred the
fact from their "martial bearing," and when
asked what ha meant by that, replied. "They
were very free with their money, were drunk,
swore a great deal, aad wanted to fight."
An ingenious wife in Des Moines cored her
husband of snoring that: She had a gutta-percha
tube with two cup-shanei ends; one she puts
over bis nose and mouth, and the other she puts
over bis ear. He consumes bis own noise, as a
ste,e does its smoke, and wakes up instanter.
A new physiological discovery has been made
by an experimenting young man, namely, that
tbe pulse of the young ladies ia generally stronger
in the palm of the hand than the wrist. As to
more elderly females, even tbe little boys learn
by stern experience that tbe palm of the maternal
hand beats awful strong
The Tyrone Herald says: "The life of a
country editor is net always free of care. One of
them bad to stand this in Clearfield : 'Come and
loek, mother, here goes an editor.' 'My son, jou
should not make sport of the poor man ; you can
not tell to what extremity you may eoma."'
Spect that has referenet to Brainerd, when on
bU recoct visit to ttii (Taca
Paris and the Germans.
The surrender of Paris and the signing of
an armistice, has stopped all military opera
tions in trance and virtually ended the war.
As stated last week, the entire French gar
rison of Paris, nearly half a million of men,
W2re disarmed, except the National Guard,
anJ the whole to remain in the city as pris
oners of war, instead of being sent to camps
in Germany, thus avoiding much suffering
from exposure a very magnanimous act on
the part of the victors. On Sunday week the
German troops occupied the iorts around
I ans, in accordance with the armistice, thus
continuing the investment of the city intact.
Although communication with the city is
restricted, its revictualiug is permitted, thus
putting an end to the sufferings resulting
from a scarcity of food and fuel. The
Gardes .Mobile ate not permitted to return
home at present, as previously stated, but
will remain at the capital as prisoners of
war. No German troops occupy the city,
as stipulated in the armistice the National
Guard, composed of citizens of the capital,
being deemed competent to maintain order.
A Constituent Assembly is to convene 1 at
Bordeaux on the 15th, which, it is confi
dently hoped, will ratify the action of the
Paris authorities, and that a permanent
peace will speedily follow.
Bourbaki's shattered army crossed into
Switzerland before the news of the surren
der of Paris reached it, while, at the same
time, the armies of Faidherbe and Chanzy
met with disastrous defeat.
Pespatches from various parts of France
concur in expressing a determination of the
people to continue the war unless the Uer
mans greatly modify their terms.
Another call has been made for three hun
dred thousand men, in Germany, to march
on short notice, if needed in France.
Notes from Harrisburgh.
In the Judicial . contested election case,
from Philadelphia, Judge Lynd has Loco
awarded his f-cat ; Mr. Price (Democrat) Dot
appearing before the Legislative committee
to substantiate his claim.
It seems there is considerable division of
sentiment among the temperance men of
this State as to the legislation needed to
meet the demands of tbe times. Several
propo.- itions are before the Legislature, all
of which have a bearing PC tbe question,
but they widely differ as to the means to
gain the same end, which will likely defeat
them alL In our opinion, moral suasion is
the only proper and effectual way to deal
with the subject.
Senator Buchalew's bill for cumulative
voting for school directors seems to have
gone quite easily through, the effort to have
certain counties exempted from its operation
not proving successful.
Col. Geo. F. McFarland, having resigned
his position as Superintendent of Soldiers'
Orphan Schools, the Governor nominated
to the Senate Prof. J. P. Wiclershain, the
present efficient Superintendent of Common
Schools, as bis successor. Some doubts are
expressed as to the policy of both offices
being filled by the same gentleman.
A bill is before tbe Senate providing for
tbe transfer of the Soldiers' Orphans to the
care of the common school department
This is an important measure," and bhould
receive the closest scrutiny before its consu
mation. The department once abolished
can never be re-established.
The house passed a resolution rcquea;ing
the Auditor General to furnish statement
of the -amount paid for public printing and
bindio during the years 1SGS, 1869 aud
1870. Some rich developments are antici
pated from this action on the part of the
Washington Oity Gossip.
The dodge of the anti-appealists in ques
tioning the right of the Sooate to originate
a bill to repeal the income tax, may prevent
the consummation of that measure during
the present session of Congress.
The special message of the President,
transmitting a copy of the proceedings of
the great Indian Council at Ockmulgce,
contains recommendations which should be
promptly accepted by Congress. The In
dians have expressed a desire, and have
formed a compact among themselves, for
the establishment of a Territorial Govern
ment, and the adoption ot our system of
kws and courts. The President recom
mends that Congress take such action as
shall enable them to organize the govern
ment promptly, and in accordance with
their own ideas. With the exception of
the judiciary, he recommends that appoint
ments of territorial officers be confined to
Indiaus. We hope a trial may now be
given to the Indians, such as will test their
capacity for self government. It may serve
to solve the perplexing Indian question.
The national banks are to be regulated in
reference to the rates of interest they shall
be permitted to charge. A bill has been in
troduced in the Senate, fixing the rate at
the legal rate in the State in which they are
located, and seven per, cent, where no legal
rate is established.
On Wednesday, February 1st, Joshua
Hill, of Georgia, was admitted to a seat in
the United States Senate from that State.
Mr. Hill was one of the numerous claimants
to the Senatorship from Georgia, and was
elected by a Democratic Legislature. He
was born in South Carolina, and is a lawyer
by profession. He was elected a member
of the Thirty-fifth and Thirty sixth Con
gresses from Georgia, and withdrew in 1801
and returned to Georgia. He did not take
an active part in the rebellion, and is con
servative in his tendencies. In 1866 Andrew
Johnson appointed him collector of the
port of Savannah.
The House Committee of Ways and
Means postponed a vote on the subject of
the Income tax, because of the absence of
one of its members, wbosc vote is necessary
to make a majority in favor of repeal. Mr.
Allison heretofore has expressed his williug
ness to have this tax repealed, but Secretary
Boutwell has interviewed him, and changed
bis opinion so that he will now vote against
the repeal. When Mr. McCarthy returns a
yote will be taken and a bill reported. Why
this fight over relieving the people of this
tax? There seetus almost a mania on tbe
part of some members of Congress to quar
rel with public opinion in this respect.
The fact that General Pleaanton aud Secre
tary Boutwcll have taken opposite sides on
this question with reference to the profits
derived by continuing the tax, ought to be
sufficient of itself to repeal the law.
Onerous au J inquisitorial it ought not to be
allowed to remain on our statute books, one
moment after a doubt arises over it being
advantageous to the government.
The contingent expenses of Congress, so
far as the House is concerned, deserve some
comment. It required $1,500 to bury a
Congressman, $870 to arrest Patrick Woods,
hauling documents to and from the House
cost the neat little sum of $7,500, and con
tested elections cost $51,500. These area
very few of the items, but few as they are
in number, they are sufficiently suggestive
in point of fact.
Land grabbing schemes in the Senate are
comparatively a failure. The Committee
on Public Lands, has cognizance of all such
bills, and treats them with very little favor
or respect. The general impression is that
the Committee room s the grave of all such
bills, and no one hears of them after the
door is once closed on them. Should any
be reported in the House hereafter, like ac
tion should be taken on them. There has
been such a general expression of opinion
against these schemes, that those who per
sist in favoring them this sessioti, will, iu
all human probability, be deprived of tbe
possibility of doing so hereafter.
In the House, the Senate bill, prescribing
an oath of office to be taken by participants
in he late rebellion not disqualified from
holding office under the Fourteenth amend
ment, was discussed. This bill, as Mr.
Butler explained when be reported it to the
House,' abolishes what is usually called the
iron-clad oath, and prescribes the milder
form required, under tbe act of July 11,
1S68, to be taken by persons from whom
legal disabilities have been removed. A long
aud animated debate took place. The bill
was supported by Mr. .Upson and Mr.
Bingham, and strenuously opposed by Mr.
Long, colored member from Georgia, and
Mr. Maynard, and finally passed, 118 to 89..
Bcbnside, Jan. 30th, 1871.
Mr. Editor Dear Sir. -After along
silence, cau.-ed by tbe scarcity of nt-ws, I
again present to tbe columns of the Journal
a few items, which I hope will be of in
terest to your intelligent readers, and more
especially o "Prof. Offhand," correspond
ent of the Republican, but more noted for I
his great perseverance, and for the tenacity
with which be clings to any undertaking ;
which many of his achievievements testify.
One of the same is stated in tbe following.
It is said 'hat in his youthful days be held
in his loving embrace, for a whole night, a
circcular box, called a Churn. Wasn't that
tenacity? He isal.-o noted for bis brilliant
business qualifications, which are indeed of
the highest order. I would recommend him
to the public as a very suitable man to act
as chairman of the stan ling committee ; for
I know that be could do the silting.
Next to the Bibre, ho idolizes the Clear
field Republican, and in its columns ap
peared a mixture of doggerel and prose, to
which the Prof, signed bis name; his labor
was, no doubt, an arduous one, judging fioin
the number of quotations which he had
huddled together. But was it fair? Should
be not al.-o have assigned to the authors of
those beautiful, but desecrated quotations,
the honors of composing them?
Some writer has beautifully said : "He
who lives for himself, lives for a very mean
fellow but "Prof. Oafhand" and his de
scendants will not be guilty oi this crime ;
for the Prof, lives to regulate the affairs of
the village, while some of his descendants
live to pluck the evergreen out of the cem
etery, when placed there by the bereaved
friends; the other members are busy aiding
the "Temperance cause " this tbey do in a
very peculiar way, namely, by rubbing the
crathur on their uecks not tbe outside,
Lucky Old Ben is in town, to day, for he
was seen sitting on a stuuip, in Bennct's
meadow, with pencil and paper in hand,
noting the particulars of a fight between
Jonnie Crackhimhard and Sammy Tough
enough ; the particulars of which will doubt
less be published soon. Our informant also
stated that he thought that hair dye would
take an upward turn, judging from the ap
pearance of Ben's moustache.
The earth has again been mantled in a
beautiful robe of white, and the fascinating
music of the bells, silver bulls, floats on
every "gale that sweeps from the north."
With the snow came au entertainment in
the shape of a grand bail, given by A. II.
Schaffer, proprietor of the ' Burnside
House." There "were about twenty-six
couples in attendance, and, had there been
unre conveyances comeatable, there would
have been a much larger attendance. Why
don't some man engage in the livery busi
ness here? This is just what our town
The lumbermen arc busy improving the
enow, and the banks of the Susquehanna
are rapidly being crowded with the (not
very valuable) stuff. If they don't soon
stop there will be a larger run than thure
was last spring.
A sad accident occurred, one day last
week, to a man named Josiah Hileman.
He was engaged in making timber fur J. A.
McGee, and while felling a tree, the unfor
tunate man was caught by the butt-end of
the tree, which crushed one of bis legs in a
horrible manner. Physicians -were imme
diately summoned, and upon examination,
they ioutid that amputation -was the only
means of saving bis life ; they therefore
performed the amputation, and we under
stand that Mr. Hileman is in a fair way to
recover, though he will be a cripple for life.
Too much care canuot be taken while felling
T ESTAUR ANT.-The well-known "Go-jd-man
Saloon," one square east of the
'-Nagle House," on Front St., Marietta, Pa., has
been leased by the undersigned. wb"re be will
keep a first-class "RESTAUR ANT AXD CAFE."
Ranmeu will find it a convenient place to get re
freshments when in Marietta. The most fastid
ious at all times satisfied. G. W. HECKKOXUB.
Marietta, Feb 2.'71-Smp.
tvc ttrrrttef mentis.
ArtvrrtutemeHt set ap m large typr,,' out tf pfaix
ttyU, will be eltared double H$nal rates. TfotutM
6. M. PeTTEXoit-l. h Co., 37 Park Row. New Tork.
and tiro. V. Kowkll 4 Co.. 40 Patk l'.ow. New
York, are tbe sole agents for the Jucrkal in
that city, and are authorized to contract for in
serting advertisements lor us at our lowest cah
rates Advertisers in that city are requested to
ivave iuoii tavura wua ouueroi me aoore nou&es.
Opposite the Railroad Depot,
reb S. 71. I). JOHNSON A SON. Props.
CAUTION. All persons are cautioned
against buying or meddling in any way
with tbe following personal property, now in the
possession of JJaniel Kooccr. ot Lawrence town
ship, vis: Two horses aud harness, ten head of
cattle, twelve sheep, one wagon, one sled, two
stoves, and three beds, as the same belongs to us.
Feb. 6. '71-3t. J C. F O. WRIULEx.
The firm of C. Eratier in the Dry Goods and
Provision business will be known hereafter under
the name of
KRATZER k LYTLE.
Thanking the publie for past favors they hope
for a continuance of tbe same.
Clear6eld. Feb. 8. Is71.
TEW GOODS I
FISH AND SALT.
JAMES CO N NOR,
10. 355 Liberty Street, Pittsburgh, Pexba.
LAKE FISH 7.820 halt barrels Lake Herring,
5.218 quarter barrels do . 1 0M halt barrels No 1
White Fish. 3.'0 halt barrels No 1 Pickerel. For
sale by James Com.noii, Wholesale Urcctr, Ho. 3i5
Liber'y Street, Pittsburgh.
UKOOA1S ViO dozen Ilroomn. assorted in store
and for sale by Jas Co.mur, Wholesale (trocar,
No. 3i5 Liberty street. jFeb. 8, '71 -5t.
INTENDING TO QUIT THE MER
CANTILE BUSINESS, THE
SELL THEIR STOCK
AT AND BELOW
COST, FOR CASH.
J. B. GRAHAM k SONS.
Fob 8. lS70.-tf.
SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue ot a cer
tain writ of Fieri Facia issued out of
the Court, of Common Pleas of Clearfiold coun
ty, and to me directed, there will be exposed to
publie sle. at the Coart tluase. in the borousrh of
Clearfield, on MONDAY, tbe ISfh day of FbB
KUAKY. IS7I. at 2 o'clock, P. M the following
deciibed property, to wit:
All that certain tnexsuage, tenement and tract
of land situate in the township of Ferguson, in
the eouuty f Clcirtiuld, and State of Pennsyl
vania, 1 rounded and described as follows, to wit:
IWgitefting at a KeJ Oak do vn. a corner of other
laud of the said A. G. Jamison and Jno. Gregory,
thence by the said Jamison south 54 degrees west
201 5-10 perches to a post corner of Robert C.
Hamilton thence by land of said R C Hamilton.
North 54 i degrees ea?t iiine perches to a post at
Campbell s Kon, thence North 40 degrees west
2-0 perches to a water beech, thence North 74 de
grces East by land of Frampton McCraeken T4
perches o a pine stump, thence North 20 degrees
West eighty-five perches to a post on tbe South
bank of Little Clearfield Creek, thence down the
said Cieek North 73 degrees East by land of Mar
tin Mott 120 perches to a water beech on the North
west bank of said Creek, thence by land of Jbo.
C. Ferguson South 4ft degrees Emst 214 perches to
a White Pine thence South sixteen degrees East,
forty perches to the place of begtnniug; contain
ing 3I.O. acres more or less.
Seised, taken in execution, and to be sold as the
property of A. G. and R. H. Jamison.
January 25, 1871. J. J. PIE. Sheriff.
Triennial Assessment Appeals.
NOTICE is hereby given that the County Com
misMuners of Clearfield County, will meet tbe tax
payers at the following named places, for the
irioM ot hearing and determining anneals en
the Triennial Asse?"ment of 1S71. The hours of
hearing will be. at each place, between 9 o'cloCK,
A. M.,and 4 o'clock. P. M.
Knrthaus, at the public house of Joseph Gilli
laml, ut Salt Lick, on Wednesday. February 8th.
Covington, at the public house of John Mulson,
on Thursday, February 9th.
Girard, at Congress Hill School House, en Fri
day. February 10th.
Uosben. at Shawsviile School House, on Satur
day, February I ltd.
Gruhutn, nt the Uubler Homestead, on Monday,
Morr's. at the nubile house of Sebastian Eisen-
hoover. in Kylertown.ou Tuesday. February 14th.
Decatur, at Centre school Uouse.on Wednesday
Osceola, at the public houee of Milo Hoyt, on
Hojjgs. at the public house of Ed. Albert, on
rriaay. tebrury litn.
Ur ad Cord, at the School House noar Samnel Cow
der a oa Saturday. February 13th.
Woodward, at tbe house of Thomas Henderson,
on luesday. rebruary ilet.
Guelich. at the public School House in Jane,
vtlie, on Wednesday. February 22d
Bijccaria, at the public house of Wm. Riddle,in
vtlen Hope, on Xnursday February 23d.
lord an at tbe public School House iu Anson
vide on Friday. February 24ih.
Chest at the public School House near Wagner's,
in fratur-lny, rebruary "itn
New Washington, at the publio house of Thos
McbaQcy.on Monday, rebruary Zilh.
liuriiMde. at Young's School House. on Tuesday,
i eiiruary ZStn.
Bell, at the Election House, oa Wednesday
Lumber City, at the public School House, on
xnursday March Zd.
Ferguson, at the Electien House, on Friday
Knox, at the Turkey Hill School House ,on Sat
urday, juarub 4tn.
Huston, at the public house of Geo. E. F.obeck
er, on Mondnv, M:irch dth.
Union, at the s ore house of D. E. Brubakar, on
Tuesday. March 7th.
Krady, at tbe publie houBe of Wm. Schwemm,
on Wednesday, March ftth.
Bloom, at tbe house of A. S. Holden, on Thurs
day. .March V h.
Peun. at the publie house of Flynn t Lemon,
on friday, maren lutn
Curwensville and Pike, at the Elej.ion House
in Curwensville.on Saturday, Ma.ch 11th.
Clearfield and Lawrence, at the Commissioner!'
Office, on Tuesday, March 14th.
Notico is therefore hereby given to the Asses
sor, of the several boroughs and townships, that
tbey be present with tbe Board, in their respec
tive districts, as well as all persons who may feel
tneniseives aggrieved. A general appeal will be
he'd at the Commissioners' Office.on the 15th, I6th
and 17th days of March, after which no appeal,
will be held. The Assessor is required to five
each taxable a notioe of the amount with which
lie i. assessed, at least five days before the day of
8. H. 8I1AFFNER,
Cona'BB OrrtCE. 1 8. H. HINDMAN,
Clearfield. Pa. ) DAVID BL'CK,
Jan. 25, '71. Commissioners
BCK FOR SALE. The und,rrH
has manufactured and has now ; 7
for sale lio 000 liKICK. which he wid LB:1 1
on reasonable term,, in uie or ..7.' 1 . Lt
to suit purchars. 8 or siaa.l qm...
JIS,,nbt 14, 170 6u, .
loforeexisrinir between A. M H, l, a4
S. P. Shaw, in the practice of n-n,;-. 3
Bpronah of Clearfic.d, is d Ja? 2
diolvJ by mutual consent Those' 1. ''
knowing thniv tndebied to th. fi Per?l:'
HI plea..e call a, an e,riy day T.Te",?"3
accounts, as our sepatation T involves such . r
ty. The book, and account, are ,tka Vf
in of A. M. 11.11., at his offioe P Sj"
Jan. 2i,'71-3t. A M n,.
FUTUF9V'RT f:f Common Ii
vitruruciu uounty, 1'a. :
Kel-eex Rf.iter. jNo. 270 SeutKml,., t
tELEES Rf.iter. j :
At Rbiter. J
a - viui, 13
JT VTTC r. .....
the Court to uke" uinVi The Xre . J
'"V n,,,' be -ill .'tend to the d:
tics of his appotuttnent. at the oSre of J B v
Fn.lly, in the Borough f Clearfield oa
Ty- ternary J. A D , 171, ., 2 0-&
I M., where ail Parties int-veste l cn attend
ine nndersiu-riA.1 : . .
WEST BHASCIl RESTAURANT
Ladies' Oyster Saloon.
OS ECO!D ST.. 1XLOW SiltllT,
Constantly kept cn hand a selected assortment
ol Candies, Nuts. Clg.rs, Tob.oco. Ae. Alfreh
Oysters received daily, and fur sale by the dotea
or hundred. J. M. MACO.MBER
0ct 12-'70- Proprietor.
?v , r C- M" Wand
Clinton County. Pa., oa the night ot the 9tb dai
f December, 1S70. a laree Dun or Cream colr.r.x
llore. eight years eld. with black mane and tail
nd legs also black nearly to the knes. w-.ih a
little while on one hind foot. ml feet small fur
so large a horse. The horse is rather nvli-b sod
has a small bunch under the throat which only
thowswhen be is eatinj with hoai down. 4l,o
taken at tbe e iuie time asaddle with bla-k quilt
ed horn with leather worn oft on top with ariav
The above reward will be paid for thereccr.ry
ot the property aud trio arrest and eouvietion or
the their; orSlOO will be paid for tbe horse alone
Jan.4,'71-3m. u. C. M CLELLAN'D
NEW MARBLE W0KI&
Opposite the Jail.
Monuments, Grecian Tombs, French Couches.
Mantles. Table Tops. Washing Ranges, Garden
Statuary. Terra Cotta Ware, of every description.
Head and Foot Stones, of New and beautiful de
signs, all of which we offer at eity prices, or 23
per cent less thau any otLer eatiiblLbaient in this
county. Having a large experience in the busi
ness, we guarantee satisfaction in all cases. Or
ders tbankfully received and promptly filled ia
the best workmanlike manuer.
3 A. GIBSON.
May 11, 1S70 -tf James Watsoh. Agent.
NEW MEAT MARKET.
The undersigned have opened a Meat Markt
in the room formerly occupied by Alrx Irvio. on
Market Street. Clearfield, Pa . adjoining Mostop's,
where they inttnd tokecp a full supply ef
All Kinds of Meat,
Fruit and Vegetables,
and at prices to suit the times. Their shop wilt
be open regularly, on Tuesday, Thursdny ul
Saturday, and meat delivered at any point. A
hare of public patronage is resiectfuily solicited.
M.G UK ',
Aug. 31, TO tf. K. W. BKOO.
Also continue to deal in all kinds f imprev
ed Agricultural Implements.
TN THE COURT of Common Pkas of
x ClearnV.d County, Pa. :
Jhuixa Pattckscs, )
vs. JNe. 47 March term, II. U.
James Wilsox and
TaoMAsSuiTH, I Domestic Attachment.
The undersigned Trustees, appointed bv the
Court of Common Pleas of Clearfield Cfiuttv.se
cording to Act of Assembly, hereby give notice
that they appoint Till USD A It, tbe .sISIEfc.'S ill
PAY OF MARCH. A. D., IbH. at Cle.-.rfield lioro
ough. to reeeive the proofs of the several credit
ors ot tne above named James v ilsoo. an l to tie
term ine upon the same, and beteby rtquira ail
persons holding any sums of money or other
pr operty due tiie said James n llson. to dsmer
the same to the trustees.
HERT SW AN.
D. W. M'lTKliY.
T. U Ml'KKAY,
Feb. J. "71.
MUST EE CLOSED OUT!
To make room for SPRING GOODS, the tr
ance of my winter stock will be closed ont st a.
Best Prints, 10 cents. Best Delaines 23 cents.
Muslins, very cheap.
Splendid French Merino, 7j cents.
Splendid Shawls, ib, S6, and 7
Flannel, very cheap. Ceating. very cheap.
Furs, at 13.00 a set.
Water-proof, Cotton Flannels, and every th'i;-
else, at prices to suit every bedy.
W.M. HEED, Market Strlkt.
Clear6eld. Jan. 25. '71.
MISS II. S. SWAN'S, School Jr Girls,
The Winter Term of Fourteen weeks will com
mence on Monday, Jant'ary 2d, 1871.
TURKS OF Tt'ITIO!!.
Reading. Orthography, Writing. Primary
Arithmetic and Primary Geography, per
term, (of 14 weeks). : k"r
History, lxeal and Descriptive Geography
with Map Drawing, Grammar, Mental
and Written Arithmetic, '
Botany. Geology. Physiology, Natural Phi
losophy, Physical Goograpby. Algebra,
Rhetoric. Etymology and Latin, '
Oil Painting. x2t lessons),
Pencil Drawing, (no extra eharge).
Instrumental Music. (30 lessons). "
Wax Flowers and Fruits, with materials, at
For full particulars send for Circular.
Cloarfield. August !7. lS70-Iy
The Third Session of the present Scho'.nae
year, of this Institution, will commence on 'I
day, the 13th day of February, 1371.
Pupils can enter at any time. They vi.I
charged with tuition from the time tbey eu: w
tbe close of the session.
The course of instruction embraces everj'-hi'-S
included in a thorough, practical and .on-.e-ed
education of both sexes
The Prlnoipal having had the alvant e
much experience in his profession, assures pa
rents and guardians that his entire ability '&
energies will be devoted to the mental and w-ral
training of the youth placed under bieoharje
TERMS OF TUITION:
Orthography. Reading. Writing, Primary Arita
metic.and Drawing per session, (llweeks). 0
English Grammar, Geography, Arithmetic H-
tory and drawing, 9 09
Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry. Mensuration,
Surveyin-. Philosophy, Physiology. Chemistry,
Book-keeping, Botanv, Physical Geography.
Latin, Greek and French, with any of the above
branches, 13 04
MUSIC, Piano. (30 lessons),
tFSo deduction will be made for absence.
For iurther particulars inquire of
RT. P. L, HARKISOS. -
J.y ,1,1.70. VrtwlP: