Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, March 01, 1871, Image 1

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A wintry eve and a dapled sky.
With dim clouda nllin'e swiftly by,
Far in the Etust a beacon light, v
The crescent moon foretells the night
With silver born huo low.
A bright and sudden flash, and 16 I
To crimson turns the gleaming snow ;
The skies with varied tints are lit
And clouds, like golden chariots, flit
Athwart the western glow.
Far to the zenith streams th i light
Jo fleecy folda and radiance bright,
While to the northward, fold on fold,
Like banners strung with uioulten gold
The cloulds are floating fast.
Through broken gleams of rifted light
Ibi glowing sun bursts an the sight.
And all the heavens with rnistic might
Crown every mountain's purple higtt
With splendors rolling past.
A thousand cubits up, and more
They rie, like battlements of yore,
And rosy radiance ripples o'er
Each snowy path, as low and lower
The crimson lights descend.
They glow and gleam from bn.w to base,
And glisten, for one moment's space,
Like far Olym pus' line of grace,
When gods uprose, with threatening face,
Their temples to defend.
A transient gleam, and brief as fair f
The shifting shadows, here ail there, t
Creep softly on, and twilight, lends
A gorgeous gloom as night descends
On purple pinions low.
The clouds have lost their rosy gleams,
And float away like shattered dreams
To gloom and silence ; up the sky
The young Moon clinibeth silently,
And bends her silver bow.
Through drifting clouds a single star
Emit a trembling radiance far.
And like some fair translucent geii,
Glows softly on night's diadem,
In splendor all alone.
The last swift arrows tipped with light
The day set forth, io realms of nibt
Are lost forever ; earth and sky
la sable garments sadly lie,
And Night ascends her throne.
In ono of the large towns of Worchester
county, Massachusetts, used to live a elersry
man whom we will call Ride well. He was
of the Biptist persuasion, and very rigid in
his ideas of 'moral propriety. lie had in
his employ an old negro named Po:n;ey ;
and if this latter individual was not so striet
as his master, he was at least a very eur.nir.g
dog, and he passed in the reverend house
hold for a pattern of propriety. Pompey
was a useful servant, and the old clergyman
never hesitated to trust him with the most
important business.
Now it so happened that there were,
dwelling in and out of the town, sundry in
dividuals who had not the fear of the dread
ful penalties which Mr. Ilidewell preached
about, before their eyes, for it was the wont
of these people to congregate on Sabbath
evenings upon a level piece of land in the
outskirts of thu village and there ra.-e hor
ses. This spot was hidden from view by a
dense piece of woods; and for a long time
the Sanday evening races were carried on
there without detection by the officers, or
thre who might have stopped them.
It also happened that the good old clergy
man owned one of the best hordes in the
country. This horse was of the Morgan
Btook, with a mixture of the Arabian blood
in his veins, and it was gencrallv known that
few beasts could pass him on the road. Mr.
Ridewell, with a dignity becoming his call
ing, stoutly declared that the fleethess of
his horse never afforded lira any gratifica
tion, and that for his own part he would as
lief have any other. Yet money couKl not
buy his Morgan, nor any amount of argu
ment persuade him to swap.
The church was m near to the good cler
gyman's dwelling that he always walked to
nieeting, and his horse was consequently a!
l.iwed to remain in the pas!ure.
I'ompey discovered that the races were on
the tapis, and he resolved to enter his roas
ter's horse on his own account, for he felt
sure that old Morgan coul i beat anything
in the shape of horse flesh that could be
produced ii, that quarter. So on the very
next Sunday afternoon he hid the bridle un
der his jacket, went out into the pasture and
caught the horse, and then rode toward the
sp-i: wore the wicked ones were consrreeated.
JI :n lie found some dozen horses assembled
n 1 the racing was about to commence.
I'ompey mounted his beast, and at tho sig
nal he started. Old Morgan entered into
the spirit of the thing, and came out two
r ) 1 alu a 1 of everything. So Poui ey won
Tiitc a pile, and before dark be was well in-ttiat.-d
in hor.ie racing.
l' nupey succeeded in getting home with
out netting any suspicions, and he now
l"iied hr the next Sunday afternoon to
Mine, fur he was determined to try it again.
He did go again, ami again he won ; an 1
this cour.-e of wickedness he kept up Lr
nitn lis, making his appearance on the ra
ting ground every Sunday afternoon as soon
a? he could after "meeting was out." And
during this time Pompey was not the only
one who had learned to love the racing. No,
for old Morgan himself had learned to love
the excitement of the thing, too, and his
every motion when upon the track, showed
how zealously he entered into the spirit of
the game.
But these things were not always to re
main secret. One Sunday, a pious deacon
he'ueld this racing from a distance and
straightway went to the parson with the
"t uiog intelligence.
The llev. Mr. Kidewell was utterly shock -'d.
His moral feelings were outraged, and
he resolved at once to put a stop to the wick
edness. During the week he made many
isuiiiee, and be learned that this thing had
been practiced alt summer, oo every Sunday
afternoon. He baae his parrshoners keep
quiet, and told them that on the next Sun
day he would make his appearance on the
very spot and catch them in their very deeds
of iniquity.
On the following Sabbath after rrtaoer,
Mr. Kidewell ordered Pompey to bring up
old Morgan and put him in "the stable'. The
order was obeyed, though not without many
misgivings on the part of the negro. As
soon as the afternoon services were closed.
the two deacons, and some other members
of the church, accompanied the minister
home with' their horses.
"It is the most flagrant piece of abomin
ation that ever came under my observation,'
said the indignant clergyman, as they rode
"It is, rac'st Assurediy, " answerer! one of
the deacons.
"Horse racing on tbe Sabbath!" tittered
the minister.
"Dreadful!" eenoed the secofnl deacon
Aim! so the cenversatforf went on until
they reached the top of a gentle eminence,
which over! oked the plain where the racing
was carrwd on, and where some dozen horse
men, with ar score of lookers-on, were as
sembled. The sight was one which chilled
; the cotxl parson to his soul. He remained
motionless until he had made out the whole
alarming truth.
"Now, my brothers," said he, "let us
ride down and confront the wicked wretches,
and if they will fall down upon their knees
and implore God's mercy, and promise to
do so nri rtiore, we will not take legal action
against them. O. that iuy owu laud should
Itu desecrated thus !' far it was iudjeJ a
section of his own fa'im.
Asthegoo'-I cl-'i-gyoiaa thus spoke, lie
started on toward the scene. The horses of
she wicked men were jut drawing up for a
start as the iniaistsr approached, and some
of the riders; who at once recognized "old
Morgan," did not recognize the reverend
individual who rode him.
"Wicked men !" commenced the parson,
as he came near enough for his vouc to be
heard, "children of sin and shame "
"Come on, old boss," cried one of the
jockeys turning toward the minister. "If
your are in for the first race, yon must stit
your stumps. Now we go !"
"Alas ! O, my wicked "
"All ready," shouted he who fed' in' the
affair, cutting the minister short. "And off
it is."
And the word for starting was given.
Old Morgan knew that word loo well, for no
sooner did it fa!! upon his ears than he stuck
out no-e, and with one wild snort he
started, and the rest of the racers, two!1 6
in number, kept bim company.
"Who oa ! who oa-oal" cried tbe ptrsm
at the top of his voice.
" By the powers, old fellow, you're a keen
one," shouted one of the wicked men who
had thus far managed to keep close to the
side of the parson. "You ride well.".
"Who ho ho-o! whoo oa!" yelled the
clergymau, tugging at the reins with ail his
might. 1
But it was of no avail. Old Morgan had
now reached ahead of all competitors, and
he came up to the judge's stand three rods
ahead, where the petrified deacons were
standing, with eyes and mouths wide open.
"Don't stop," cried the judge, who had
now recognized Parson Ridewell, and who
alo saw at. once the se ret of uld Morgan's
joining the race. "Don't stop'," he shouted
again ; "it's a two mile beat this time.
Keep right on, parson. You are good for
another mile. Now you go and off it is !'
These last word;; were of course known to'
the horse, and no sootier did Morgan hear
theiu than he stuck hrw nose out, and again
started off. The good parson did his best
to stop the bewitched animal, but it could
not be doiKJ. The more he struggled and
yeiled, the faster the animal went, and ere
many moments he was again at the starting
point, where Morgan now stopped of bis
own accord. There was a hurried whisper
ing among the wit-ked ones, and a successioft
of very curious winks and nods seemed to
indicate that they understood.
"Lpon my soul, parson," said the leader
of the abomination, approaching the spot
where the niini.-ter s:rt rn his saddle, he
having not yet sufik-iently recovered his
presence of rniiiu to dismount, "you ride
well. We had not looked for this honor."
"Honor, sir!'' gasped Parson Kidewell,
looking blankly into the speaker's face.
"Ay for 'tis honor. You are the fir. i
c'ergymaii who has ever joined us in our
Sibbath eve ling entertainments."
"I I, sir! I joined you '("
"Ha, ha, ha! O, you did it well ; your
good deacons really think you tried to stop
your horse ; bull saw through it; I saw
l.o.v slyly- ynu tried to put your horse t.
B it I don't blame you for feeling proud i;f
old Morgan, for I should feel so myself it I
owned him. Bat you nejd not fear ; 1 will
tell all who may ask me about it, that you
di 1 your best to stop your beast ; for I would
rather stretch the truth a little than have
such a good jockey as you are suffer."
This had b?en spoken so loudly that the
good deacons had heard every word, and ti e'
purron was bewildered ; but he soon came
to himself, and with a flashing eye he
cried :
"Villians, what mean you ? Why do ye
thus "
"Hold on," interrupted one of the party,
and as he spoke, the rest of the racing meu
had all mounted their horses. "Hold on a
moment, parson. We are willing to let you
cary off the palm, but w won't stand your
abuse. When we heard that you had de
termined to try if your horse would not beat
m all, we agreed among ourselves that if
you came we would let you in. We have
done so, and you have won the race in a two
mile heat. Now, let that satisfy you. By
the hokey, but you did it well. When you
want to try it agr.in, just send us word, and
we'll be ready for youl Good by !"
As the wretch thus spoke, he turned his
horse's head, and before the astonished
preacher could speak, hud ridden away out
of hearing. It was some time before one of
the churchmen could speak. They knew
not what to say. Why should thuir mini: -ter'
horse have joined in the race without
some permission from his master? They
knew how much he set by the animal, and
at length they shook their heads in doubt.
"It is very strange," said one.
"Very," answered a second.
"Remarkable," suggested a third.
"On my soul, brethren-." SDoke Ridewell
"I can't make it out." The brethren looked
at each other, and the deacons shooV their
heads in a very solemn aud impressive man
So the party rode back to the clergyman's
house, but none of the brethren entered.
nor would they stop at all. Before Monday
uad drawn to a close it was generally known
that parson Kidewell had raced his horse on
the Sabbath, and a meeting of the church
was appointed for Thursday.
Poor Kidewell was almost crazy with vex
ation ; but before Thursday came, Pompey
found out how matters stood, and he as
sured his master that he would clear the
matter up : and after a! day's search he dis
covered the astoumfina fact that some of
these wicked men had been in the habit of
stealing old Morgan from the pasture and
racing hiui Sabbath afternoon T ' Pomnev
found this much 'bat he could JiofCnd uko
did it.
As soon as this became known to the
church members-, they conferred together,
and tliey soon concluded that under such
circumstances a high-mettled horse would
be very art to run awav with his rider.
when he found himself direetly upon th
So Parson Ridewell was cleared, but it
was a long time before he cot over the
blow, for many were the wicked wags who
delighted to pester him by offering to "ride
a race with him, to "bet on his head," or
to put hi in "again the world for a race."
But as luuewe!! grew older, his heart grew
warmer, and finally he could lauzh with
right good will when he spoke of his unex
pected race, He sure there was no more
Sabbath' racing in that town.
Scjp EitSTiT.ro .V9 About Food. Supersti-1
tions about food are very widely sprend. !
Many of the lower races believe that a man
partakes of tfe cpiality or characteristics of
the animal of which he eats. Thus the
Malay pays large sum's for pieces of the ti
ger, in order to' n':'ae bin! brave. For the
same purpose lion's ami elephant's flesh are
eaten in Africa and the fTesh' of the black
Lear among our own red-skins. The craft of
the serpent was very ea'rly notfcc&and hence
this reptile was eaten by eft, cr nearly all,
branches of the human family. Kven now
it is said that its flesh is ufecd is food iu
farts of Siberia, in Northern' Ifin'dostan, iu
China, and in Japan, in order to nlirfce the
eaters vise. The serpent, toe, Was noted
for living lorfg, and in order to be a partici
pant to thrs tfety much' desired quality many
of the nations of antiquity in both Europe,
Asia, and Africa used its flesh as medica
ments irf sickness, ffetice no' doubt, the
fact that everywhere in' the Wilderness of
Sin. where Moses lifted up the serpent in
the wilderness, in the Groves of Eifidauvus
where the temple of Esculapius was situa
ted, on the banks of the Orontes, in Phoe
nicia, in Northern Africa, and to th'e pres
ent day in Abyssinia and parte" of Lapland
the serpent was regarded as the healer
and life g?er. In parts of Africa, along
the gold coast, small harmless serpents live
in the houses and are used, a's they were
anciently at Pella, the capital of Macedonia,
as playthings for the children. Even Ma
homet made it a' sin to kill "genii," for be
said that some of them had believed in the
prophet. Hogs, itjs well known, are the
great enemies of these pets. Might not the
antipathy, of many nations, notably the
Jew and Japanese, to swine have arisen
from this fact?
A forn er Kentucky Congressman went
out riding with his sweetheart, and in bis
own words : "We were nearing a small skirt
of woods, the horses at their best spcd. I
had determined in my own mind ilYat when
we reached a particular spot I would 'pop'
the question, and so I did, but would you
believe me? she said no. Jtst as the word
escaped her lips I purposely ran the sleigh
over a slump. Out we went, she to cool her
person in the snow, and I to counteract the
damage she had given to my affections. Her
first words after getting back into the sleigh
were : 'Exsusc me, sir, I wished to tell you
to notice the stump.' We often refer to the
sleigh-ride, but to this day she believes it
was an accident. We live near the Indiana
line a divorce is not wanted."
The other night two countrymen, evi
dently from the rural districts, went into the
telegraph office at Aroostook, Maine, for
the purpose of sending a dispatch. TJve
message was taken by the operator, and the
pair proceeded down stairs. They had just
reached the sidewalk when the gong at the
"Snell Ho jse" was sounded for tea. Where
upon, one went into the air several f;ct, ex
claiming: "By Jerusalem! there it goes,
An English bishop once said" "Our girls
are poorly educated and our boys never find
it out."
The True Object of Life.
Many of the disappointments of life arise
from an erroneous idea of the results to be
expected from certain Hues of conduct
Tirtuer it is saidj is not followed by hap
piness. The best rrien arc often the most
afflicted", and the wicked the most prosper
ous! Integrity feeds upon a crust,, while
chicanery aod deceit sit at sumptuous tables.
True genius pines in secret', while supeifi,
cial a::d bombastic knonfcdge wins fame
and appause. Coleridge says :
' How seldom, friend. good great man Inherits
Honor and wealth, with all hid worth and pains !
It teems a story from the world of spirits.
When any pan obtains that which he merits,
Or any merits that which he obtains."
The ancient' prophet asked the question,
"Wherefore doth the way of the wicked
prosper ?" aod these seeming incongruities
have perplexed the mind of man down to
the present day. The fact is, that we are
continually confusing' the relation between
natural or material good, and moral or
spiritual excellence. That there is such a
relation in certain cases, all experience
proves; that (bey should follow each other
io invariable succession, k b unwarrantable
and inconsistent expectation. Every law of
OUT being has its own distinct independence,
and a special happiness or misery indie
proportion follows from obedience to or dis
regard of tlieti' laws. But the happiness
is unique in its character, and resembles the
law. The effect is like its causa. The
benevolent man reaps the reward of h b
benevolence, but if he violate the law of
temperance he cannot escape the inevitable
penaky because be is bene vol int. The
same is true of every virtue aod of every
vice. So all the various objects of desire
that are before us are mostly with'u our
reach' if wo are willing to pay their price.
A. vigorous and persevering us5 of our
faculties, directed to asy given end, will
generally ensure success. But then we must
be williug to make any sacrifice, to resign
any other good that stand's xA the way. If
a man desire all things to be rich, patient
toil and close frugality may accomplish it.
But lie must be ready to relinquish leisure
ad ease, culture and friends, and if neces
sary, he must sacrifice gencrosit, honor,
and even integrity, if they interfere with
his chosen pursuit. But if he cannot
stoop to this, if he will not chain down his
spirit, or resign the nobler joys of life, then
let him not repine beeause he has not riches
There is a kind of greediness in the com
plaint that we cannot have all kinds of
pleasure at once. Some are utterly incom
patible with others. Much material good
must be resigned, if we would enjoy the full
hatxiiness Riirincirrjr from moral excellence.
and many spirit ual joys must be relinquished,
if we determine at all risks to gain material
advantages. It is well for each one to look
this truth fully in the face, and to decide
what shall be the permanent object of bis
life. Having thus decided, it is equally es
sential that he courageously accept his
chosen portiou, cheerfully resigning what
ever advantages are incompatible with it.
Many fall from a lack of just this clear
sightedness about their aims. They desire
wealth, they wish for a good name, they
want friends, and leisure, and ease; they
like self indulgence, yet they prize health,
strength and vigor; they also wish for a
good conscience, and for the joys which
spring from a virtuous and self-denying lite ;
but I hey have never deliberately made up
their tuinds as to which of all these they
prize the most, or which they are resolved
to possess "at all hazards." When this is
really done, and the mind fully made up to
sacrifice any or all other advantages that
may hinder the attainment of the one su
preme object, life may be said to be truly
Such a process will noi, as some may
think, produce a one-sided growth, but will
rathet develop harmoniously all parts of
our nature in their true proportions. It is
true that there arc many and varied objects
in: every life, none of which can be neglected
with impunity, but all have their own rank
in importance, and when We have decided
which is paramouut. it will be a compara
tively easy tak to assign to eaeb of the
others their true position. A'boVe all, is it
important we should recognize that the
highest mora) excellence produces as its in
evitable result, the highest happiness of
which our natures are capable, tht of an
ever progressive improvement and elevation
of soul. The rewards of virtue are not
houses and lands, fame and honors, luxu
rious living and adulation, but a healthy
mind, that shrinks from no inspection, a
freedom from remorse and guilty fears,
purity of bart and simplicity of life. It
is true that these effects are not visible and
tangible, as are lower pleasures, but none
are so real, none so permanent, none contain
so lully the elements of true happiness. To
possess them, however, we must hold all
others with a looser grasp, ready to welcome
and enjoy them as they arise, gladly and
heartily, but ready also to let them go when
they interfere with a greater good. All the
duties of life will be better performed; all
its relations more faithfully fulfilled ; all its
pleasures more keenly enjoyed, when they
are all held, as it were, under the dominion
ot a great and noble purpose.
The Troy Timet tells about a Schroon
Lake trout received in that city, which
"weighed eight pounds and a ha-lf, and
when standing erect was two feet and a half
tail" It isn't mentioned (says the Bur
lington Gazette) whether this remarkable
fish stood erect without a cane, or made a
bow when he got up.
Private gambling houses are aids to New
York civilisation. '
W. WALTERS. Attorsbt at Law,
Clearfield. Pa. Office in the Ceart Bouse
ALTER BARRETT, Attorney at Law, Clear
nei-a, r"a. May 1?, IS63.
HP. BIGLEK t CO., Dealers in Hardware
a and manufacturers of Tin anif Si eet-iron
rare, Second Street, Clearfield, Pa. Mar '70.
HF. NAUGLE, Watcn and Clock Mater, and
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry, As. Room ia
Oraham'srow,Marketstreet. Nov. 14.
TUO'S J McCULLODOU, Attormv at-Law.
Clearfield, Pa. AH legal business prompt
ly attended to. Oct. 27. I860.
WM. REED. Market Street, Clearfield, Pa..
Fancy Dry Goods, While Goods. Notions.
Embroideries, Ladies' and Gents' Furnirhing
liood. etc. June li, 70.
j. r. iRVix . : : : : . l.kreus
TRVIN ft KREBrt. (Successors to H. B. Swoop-)
Law aud Collection Office, Market Street.
Clearfi .-Id. Pa. Nov. 30, 1870.
A I 9MAW,D9'a-ler i Draft. Patent Medicines
Fancy ArtiotM, etc. and Proprietor of Dr.
Boyer's West Branch Bitters, Market Street,
Clearfield, Pa June IS.O
FB. READ, M. D., Phtrician and Slrceon.
. Kylertown, Pa., respectfully offers his pro
fessional services to the eitiaensof that plce and
surrounding country. Apr. 20-6m.
Orris T. Noble. Attorney at Law. Lock Ha
ven. 1'a. Will practice in the several courts
of Clearfield county. Itueiness entrusted to him
will receive prompt attention. Je. 29, "70 y.
JB M'ENALLY, Attorneyat Law. Clearfield
. Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjoin'ng
lountics. Office in new brick building; of J. Boya
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lanich's Hotel.
I TEST. Attorney at Law. Clearfield. Pa., will
. attend promptly to all Legal business entrust
ed to bis care in Clearfield and adjoining conn
ties. Office on Market street. July17, t867.
THOMAS II. FOKCEY. Dealer fn Square and
Sawed Lumber, Dry-Goods. Queensware, Gro
ceries. Flour. Grain. Feed, Bacon, o., Ae., Gra
haiuton. Clearfield county, Pa. Oct 10.
H ARTSWrCK A IRWIN. Dealers in Drues.
Motficinca. Paints. Oils. Stationary, Perfume
ry. Fancy Goods, Notions, etc., etc., Market street,
Clearfield, Pa Pec. 6, l6a.
(( KRAT7ER A SON. dealers in Dry Go t
. Clothing. Hardware. Qneensware. Groce
ries, Provisions, Ac, Second Street Cleai field.
Pa. Dec. 27.1865.
rOUN GPELICII, Manufacturer of all kinds n
Cabinet-ware.. Market street. Clear(ld.
He aim makes to order Coffins, on short notice and
attends' funerals wfth a hearse. Aprl0,'59.
RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign and Do
mestio Dry Goods, Grooeries, Flour. Bacon,
Liquors. Ae. Room, on Market street, a fewdoors
west ot JmrrritUOflee, Clearfield, Pa. Ap'r27.
WALLACE A FIELDING, Attorneys at Law
Clearftetd. P- Office in res.denee of W. A.
Wallace Lezal business of all Kinds attended to
with promptness and fidelity. .Jn &" rr.
promptness an
war, A. WALLACE.
PBA5K riELmxa
T W. SMITH, Attorset at Law. Clearfield
1 1 . Pa., will attend promptly to business en
rusted to his care. Office on second floor of new
building adjoining County Nalioual BanK.ard
m-ariy opponite tne Court House. Tune 30. '69
4 all kinrU of tone-wan. CMarfleld. Pa. Or
dors iollclted wbolcsatv or rti u l o k (
on hand and for sale an assortment of earthen
ware, of his own manufacture. Jan. 1. 18R3
MANSION HOUSE. Clearfield. Pa This
well known hotel, near the Court House, is
wormy the patronage of thepublio The table
will be supplied with the beit in the market. The
best or liquors kept. JOHN DOUGHERTY.
rOHN fl.FULFORD, Attorney at Law. Clear
field. Pa. Office on Market ttreet, over
Hart jwick A Irwin's Drvg Storo. Prom pt attention
?iven to the secoringofBountT claims, Ac. and tr
-ii I - Mnioh 27 ISH7
all lezal business.
WI. euitLEY. Dealer it . Drv Good.
.Groceries.Hardware. Oueet ett -re.FlcurBa-con,
etc.. Woodland. Clearfield county. Pa. A I so
extensive dealers in all kinds of sawed lumber
shingles, and square timber. Orders solicited.
Woodland. Pa., Aug. 19th, 183
DR J. P. BURCHFIELD Late Surgeon of the
83d Rcg't Penu'a Vols., having returned
from the army, offers his professional services to
the citizens of Clearfield and vicinity. Profes
sional calls promptly attendad to. Office on
South-East corner of 3d and Market Streets.
Oct. 4. 1865 fimp.
PURVEYOR. The nndeTsifrned offers
his services to the public, as a Surveyor.
He may be fonnd at his residence in Lawience
township, when not engaged ; or addressed by
letter at Clearfield," Penn'a. .
March 6th, lSW.-tf. J 4MES KfTCIiELf..
Physician and Surpeon,
Having located at Oseecla. Pa., offers his profes
jional services to thepecple.of that place aud fur
rounding country. All calls promptly attended
to. Office and residence on Curti'n Street, former
ly occupied by Dr. Kline May 19, '69.
GEORGE C. KIRK. Justice of the Peace, Sur
" vevor and Convevncer tailherebnr P
AH business entrusted to him will be promptly at
tended to. Persons wishing to employ a Survey
or will do vrell to give him a calf, as he flatters
bimselt that he can render satisfaction. Deeds
of conveyance, articles of agreement, and all legal
papers promptly and neatly executed JeS'70-yp
Horace Waters,
481 Broadway, New York,
will dispose of ONE IHJNDREI PIANOES. ME
LODEOXS and OHGiNS of six first class makers,
including Chickering A Sons. AT extremelt low
fiom S5 to 525 monthly nntil paid 4-13-'70-ly
Negatives made in cloudy as well as in clear
weittuer. Cunstjintly en band a good assortment
of Frames. Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Frames, from any style of mouldinr. made to
Dee. 2,'6&-jy. 14-69-tt.
Saw Logs and Lumber,
Real estate bought and sold, titles examined,
taxes paid, conveyances prepared.
Office in Masonic building, oo Second Street
Room No. 1. Jaa 25. '71.
are constantly replenishing their stock of Drags,
Mediciats. Ac. School books mni Stationery,
including the Osgood and National series
of readers. Also ToBacca and Ci
gars, of the best quality, and at
the lowest prices. Call and see.
Clearfield. Nov 16, 1869
ED. PERKS A Co's flour, (he best in market, far
sale by J. SHAW A SON .
H. T. Farxswortii,
Would inform Milt owners, and those deslroos
of having Mills built, that he is prepared to build
and. repair either Circular or Muley Saw Mills,
and Grist Mills after the latest improved patterns.
He has also for sale an improved Water Wheel,
which he guarantees -o give satisfaction in regarl
to power and speed His motto is, to do work so
as to give perfect satisfaction. Those wishing fur
ther information will be promptly answered by
addressing him at Clearfield, Clearfield county,
Pa. Write your name a-nd address plain.
April 20. 1870-ly.
The nndersigned have pnrchnsed thb right
ot Clearfield coirnty for Enoch Fsrneworth's
Stump Extractor, patented June 7th. l7(i. Ibis
is decidedly the most convenient, most durable,
and best machine of the day. Wet wentber wil.
not effect it. tne working part being all of ironl
The machine is easily set up, and will work any
place that can be plowed. We will sell machines
at a- small proCt on cost, and will try to make it
to the advantage of farmers to buy them. We
solicit orders fruH those wanting machines.
ii. T. FAKNSW OllTU,
Clearfield. Pa.,
GEO. H. HALL, Agent, . Curwensville, Pa
Clearfield, Pa. (July 13.'70.
Made to Order at the Lowest Rates.
The undersigned would respectfully invite the
attention of the citisens of Clearfiel J and vicini
ty' to S hint call at his shop on Market St.,
nearly opposite Uartswick A Irwin's drug store!
where be is prepared to make or repairanythi 2g
in his tine.
Orders entrusted to him will be executed with
promptness, strength and neatness, and ail work
warranted as represented.
I have now on hand a stock of extra french
calfskins, superb gaiter tops, Ac, that I will
finish up at thelowcst fi;urcp.
June 13th. 18rto. DA .MEL CONNELLY
The Xew Masruic Temple Lean.
Bearing 7 3-10 interest,
Redeemable after five (Si and within twenty-oce
(21) years.
Interest Parable Marcli anl
The bonds are rogUtered and will Se issued in
urns to suit.
DeHAVEN & B R 0.,
Stocks oonght and sold on commission Gold mm
Governments bought an J sold. Accounts re
ceived aod interest allowed, sabjfect to
sight drafts.
Mareh 2. 1870-ly,-Jan 4 -71
1 O U T II S'
The nnders.'gned having recently added
to his former business, would respectfully
solicit an examination of his stock. Being
a practical Taflor he flatters himself
that he is able to offer a better
class of ready-made work
tbanhas heretofore been
brought to this mar
ket. Any oae wishing to boy giods fn this line
would save money by calling at nis store,
anl making their selections. Also,
a full supply of Gents'furnishicg
goods always on hand.
Feeling thankful for past favors', he would re
spectfully solicit a continuance of the
April 2. l?f!t. H. BRIDGE.
are receiving a' splendid stock of
Clerfleld: June 30, 1609.
AILS k PPIKES tbeebeapest in the ctiinty
The Kidneys are twoin number, sitnated at the
upper part ot the loin, surrounded by fat, and
consisting of three parts, via ; the Anterior, tha
Interior, and the Exterior.
The anterior absorbs. Interior consists of tia
sues or veins, which serve as a deposit for the
urine and convey it to the exterior. Tbe exte
rior is c conductor alo, terminating in a single
tube, and called th'e I'reter'. The ureters are con
nected with tbe bladder.
Tbe bladder is composed of various coverings'
cr tissass, divided into parts, vis: the Upper, th
Lower, tbe Nervous, and the Mucous. The upper
erpels. tbe lower retains. Many have a desire to
urinate without the ability, others urinate with
out the ability to retain. ThU frequently ooenrs
in children.
To cure these affections, we must bring into lo
tion the muscles, which are engaged in their va
rious functions. If they ere neglected, Gravel o
Dropsy may ensue.
The reader must also be made aware, that how
ever slight may be the attack, it is sure to afieo
t5e bodily health and mental powers, as out fleib'
and blood arr supported from these sources'.
Goct, or RnEmATiSM. Pn'n occurring in tia
loins is indicative of the above diseases. They
occur In persons disposed to acid stomach and"
chalky concretions".
Tbe Gsatii,. The gravel ecrucs from neglect
or improper treatment of tbe kidneys These or
gans being weak, the water is" not expelled from
tbe bladder, bo-t allowed to remain; it becomes
feverish, and sediment forms. It is from this de
posit that the stone is formed, and gravel ensues.
Drofst is a collection of water in some part of
tbe body, and b?ar?"df.Tcrnt cmes,aecoTdi3g to
tbe parts affected, vix: when generally diffused
over the body, it is called Anasarca ; when of tha
Abdomen, Aseite; when of the chest, Hydrotho
rax, TnEATifEXT. Helmbold's highly concentrated'
compound Extract Buchu is decidedly one of tha
best remedies for diseases of tbe bladder, kidneys,
gravel, dropsical swellings, rheumatic, and goaty
affections. Cnder this head' we hare arranged
Dysons, or difficulty and pain in passing water,
Scanty Secretion, or small and frequent dischar
ges of water; Strangury, or stopping of water ;
Hem at aria, or bloody arlne; ,ftf
tism of the kidneys, without any change in quan
tity, but increase in color, er dark water. It was
always highly recommended by the lata Dr.
Pnvtict, in these 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 paia
and infi animation are reduced, and it ia taken by
men, women and children. Directions for use and
diet acconrpany.
Philadelphia1, Pa., Feb. 25, 1867.
H. C Helvbold, Druggist:
Dear Sib: I have been a sufferer, for upward
of twenty years, with gravel, bladder and kidney
affections, during wliii-h time I have used varioa
medie'nal preparations, and been under the treat-
mint of the most eminent Physicians, experien
cing but little relief
Having seen your preparations extensively ad
vertised, I consulted with my family physician i
regard to nsing your Extract Buchu-.
I did this because t had used all kind's of ad
vertised remedies, and had found them worthless,,
and come quite injurious; in fact, I despaired of
ever getting well, and determined to use no rem-
edies her-after unless I knew cr tLe ingredients.
It was this that prompted me to use your remedy.
As you advertised that it was composed of buchtf,
tubebs and juniper berries, it occurred to me and
my physician as an excellent combination, and,
aith his advice, after an examination of tha artJ
cle, anttrconulting again with the druggist, I
concluded to try it. I commenced its use about
eight months ago, at which time I was" confined
to my room From the frst bottle I was astonish
ed and gratified at the beneficial effect, and after
using it three weeks was able to walkout. I felt
much like writing you a full statement of my caso
at that time, but thought my improvement might
only be temporary, and therefore conelwded to
defer and tee if it would effect a perfect cure,
knowing then tt wculd be of greater value to yoa
and more satisfactory to me.
I am now able to report that a care is effected
aAer using the remedy for five months.
I have not used any now for three months, and
feel as well in all respects as I ever did.
Your Buchu being devoid ot any unpleasant
taste and odor, a nice tonic and invigorator of the
system. I do not mean to bo without it whenever
occasion may require its use in such affections.
th!d any dnnht Mr. McCormick's statement,
he refers te' tbe following gentlemen:
Hon. Wra. Pi jler. x Governor Penn'a.
lion 1 bom as 15 tioreoae. Poiiauelphia.
Hon. J. C. Kncx. Jude, Philadelphia.
Hon. J. 8. Black. Jndge, PbilaJelphia.
Hon. V. R. Porter. ex-Uovtrnor, Penn'av
Hon. Ellis Levis, Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. R.C.Urier, Judge V. S Court.
Hon. G. W. Woodward. Judge. Philadelphia.
Hon. W. A. Porter, CSy .Solicitor, Phifa.
Hon. John Biglor, ex Governor, California.
Hon. E. Banks. Auditor Gen. Washington, D O.
And many others, if necessary.
Sold by Druggists ana Dealers everywhere, Be
ware of counterfeits. Ask for Uelmbold'r. Take
no other. Price $1 .25 per bottle.or C bottles for
$8 50. Telivered to any address. Describe symp
toms in all communications.
Address H. T. HELM BOLD, Drug and Chemi
cal Warehouse. 594 Broadway, N Y.
steel-engraved wrapper, whh fae-c'uila of my
Chemical Warehouse aud signed
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