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BY S. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1871.
VOL. 17.AT0. 29.
For M Raftsman's Jttnrnal. .
THE LAST ASSESSMENT.
Dear Editor, sir- The latest commotion,
Is in regard to a foolish notion.
Advanced by George, David and Sami,
Concerning the assessment, and tax on lands.
The people generally think them wrong,
And this is the burden of my song.
gome time ago these wise men thought
The day drew near, at which they ought
The assessment, place within the hands
Of the proper ones to assess our lands,
ly little search they nil wero found,
And they were men we all thought sonnd.
The fir-t they did, it was to take
An oath, that they would justly make
The assessment of our lands aright,
That r.one might grieve and say 'twero spite.
The wrk was done. The assessors thonght,
And as such, they had faithfally wrought .
And thence their ase sujent did roturn
To thoso who seldom do adjourn.
On examination. Geore the wise
Said : David, Sams, coine wt'll reviso.
Wll have onr way. or make some trouble.
Ar.d hence thry did the assessment double,
llcorge knew the law, and knew it all,
Thty'd power to raise but not to fall.
And those tee think are assessed too low.
We will put up for fear they blow ;
And those tee think are assessed too high.
The right to lower, I do deny,
And (ieorge. the wise, then did proclaim :
That irf have equalized the same.
The assessment having been revired.
As rhry supposed, and equalized,
ticorire snt his trio on a mission
To hold, what they did terra, 'session
Of appeals; f.r those ogrieved.
That they might come and be relieved.
The young and old. th rich and poor.
All made their entrance at the door ,
And all with one accrd pressed round
The three wiso men, who there were fonnd.
Some were there from the " Fadder-Land,"
And some from "Erin's" sea beat strand,
Declaring that they ne'er did see
Such an unjust thing in thed' country .'
There were those who work, fir accommodation
Asking release from their occupation
Tax. imposed on them, they said,
Because they happened to have a trade :
There were tfco-e, who push the plane.
And many o'.bers I need not name ;
There were lawyers, doctors. mer?hnnts too.
And the little man who makes the shoe
To pinch the toes, of some around.
And no bettor shoemaker can be found.
Each for himself his grievance told.
And seme in a spirit very bold
Declared, th.it they woul 1 never pay
The tax assessed on them that d.iy,
And in future, notes wonlrl take.
Of thoe who eotne thoir votes to make.
And hearing a'l this, de.tr Editor.
I finully Concln-le-l. a Co:nriiii"tner
Had better labor at his trade.
Than sit and froar all this tirade.
A bout the injustice he bad dons.
To rich and poor, to o?d and ycurg.
ome chargod the clerk with having sought
Out thi position he has ?ot.
lly representing to thee wise men,
That he could lahor with his pe l,
And save ourcoanfy, by nnd by.
The necessity of being taxed so high,
That be would labttr for one half
The amount they paid the other '-cilf,
That he had something e!.-e to do,
Thn sit abotit and smoke and chew,
Thst. in the paper he ui 1 ed it, '
'li wr.TiM there give, the-e wise men credit
?'T all their irreat and briUiant ct ..,
?! ai:i:i assessments and levying tax.
Tfc,t he would form and print their blanks,
K.-r Entiling more. r.or less than thanks.
y.-TT then, examim; the settiament in vie ;
"i ii Ttid lieorge's promise laid in the shade ;
I'or urcly he gets much more thin ' !,"'
-Ard ;f at y doufci it. examine and see;
F"r iherc you'll find, for services rendered
Jty Qrir-r, tlie rlerk. the sum - Tin H'm treii "
'i h prii.r,; l.iil.. too. ome-. in r;3 chitr,?,
V. hich .f ir'.lf ie near';,' .os hrn'r :
Iv referer..-' ih?rto. y ju'11 see it's a rr.ix
Per weep he Tivo pn per, x'l-'tt h i n Ire t ??ttv-riT
Now. rt-.-i I.-r. I beg if yon h;ive the time,
l'fia i i.f the settlement Of " lit ?htrn ttrty-nini'.y
.'.n l then f know, with me you'll i:e5
T:, i: t!i- .lcctrine f 'i oor-? icarrifeJLi to a T
? :h.r pi-wr to r:it-e in a Comin is.-ioner Iie;
l:t.t the ower to rcda.'e. tieorjro stcraTy ile't'os.
ij k i!l tl.ere. reader, 2nd tlie pulIishd amntint.
5-: r 'r.-r .id wt"y."ns Willinni's account;
; : : ir!i:.g ! i!. too. was an extra charge,
-til! my dear reader, it i not fn large
: j prertt uilTerenee, I runtiot e.vpliin.
i'-'ii in S' me. I've no doubi, it fccids vsry plain.
Ii c -rt iiirlj- hns raised tho tax-payer's ir.
'vinke.c there is srcuke, there surely is fire;
T -i- fire will enkindle, and the2Vio bs rent.
A: i '! en good by ! Tire Jhtifireit p'r trul."
i..l i 'h, wha' loss '. l'r.' no douhtsouic exclaim;
'ire ymirselves no alnrm, there will two rcraiiu
To t iu?te h'm. who shall be successor
"f an.ul the 1st. whom I'll term the progressor.
1h only way. friends, to sot matters right,
1' fir etcry tax payer to enter the fight,
l ":v s:;de p irty. and politics too.
A: i pay to him tribute, to whom tribute dtte ;
from your number a suitable person,
v !.o i f t to fill this important position ;
I .r't v.ire fra man who has nothing to do,
f "r r o 't.'h a man will ever suit yon you ;
Fat rote for a man who has something to show,
A' the fruit of his labor, and swarit of his brow,
A iuan who has enough education
T- know how to use simple reduction,
Arl not say to thos who come and lament.
X'w, my dear reader, it has taken some time
T" say what I've sai l in kind of blunt rhyme ;
A '-i as my raD--e, is ahont taking her flight
' with the hope, that all will come right.
in the future, trf will take the precaution,
That the men we elect nArinn nt foolish nofon.
Yours muchly. Agrieved.
' Ish D.t Al.L?" Two dnteh farmers
at Kinderhook, whose farms were adjacent,
-re out in their respective fields, when one
heard an unusually loud hallowing in the di
rection of a gap in a high stone wall, and
ran with all his speed to the place, and the
"'l!owin brief conversation ensued : "Shon,
ish te matter?" "Veil, den," says
'hon. "I vas trying to climb on te top of dis
"one va!l and I fell off, and th - stone wall
tumble down onto me, and has btoken one
mine leg off and both of mine arms, smash
ed my rib in, and deese pifrtone are lay on
le top of mine body." "Ish dat all ?" says
other, "vy. you boilcw so lou 1 1 tot you
.,. toosache ."
A TEEEIBLE IIFTY MIKTJTE3.
In August, 1S59, I arrivcil at Chamounix
with one of my friends, a traveler like mj'
seif. For ai-out five weeks we hid beeti
exploring SwUZfrlanJ, so that we had had
plenty ,-,f time to gst used to snow and gla
ciers. We had made several aeeerits, one of
14,000 feet. I well remeirMer tlie sensation
I f't when I first saw one of those crevas
ses which seem tlie surface of the filatiers.
Holding firmly by my guide's b.wl, I leaned
over that yawning gulf, and tried to gaze
down into its terrible depth. The two per
pendicular walls of ice appeared to meet
tome two hundred feet b-ilow, but I beiieve
it was only the efTeet of perspective, the
rent being probably prolonged as far as the
"A man who falls in there is certain nev
to cnie out alive," paid one of my guides.
''True." replied the other; "but I know
one who wa rcued. A narrow e-eape in
deed it was ; Jie still lives at GrinJelwald.
He is a chamois hunter ; he was returning
home; in descending the glacier he made a
slip and fell into a crevasse. His ' fall was
broken bv projecting blocks of iee, which
yielded, however, beneath his weight when
he clung to them. When he reached the
bottom, a distance of some hundred feet, he
had a leg and an arm broken. I) jtwern the
earth and the ice he found a hollow place,
into which a strer.m was running ; cratvling
along, suffering terrible pain, he followed
! the course of the water, and in three hours
he was out of the glacier."
Crevasses vary in breadth fron; Iwo tc six
feet at the mouth, but the ?ides approach
rapidly as they desiend, so that, a man may
find himself jammed in between two walls
of ice a long time before he reaches the bct
Mm, and then if ropes long enough and
strong enough are at hand, he may be saved
from a dreadful death. But generally the
ropes are not long enough, and the traveler
perishes of cold or falls lower down into the
crevasse during the hours which elapse,
while some of the parly have gone to the
nearest village to fetch longer ropes. Thu'
an unfortunate Kusshui nobleman perished
in a glacier near Z-;rnratt some years ago.
We had ascended the Hrevent ; wo now
had only the Mcr do Glace and the Jardin
to visit. We slept on tiie Montanvert. in
the solitary little inn at the foot of the gla
cier. iCext morning we were up at dawn.
Furni-hed with some provisions and two
bottles of wine, we started with our guides.
It was a splendid svmiioir, and augured
well for otir excursion. For half an hour
we followed a rough path which skirted the
Mer de G.'ac ', which displayed f.-low us its
surface, riven with crevices an 1 covered
I with rwks and fragments. Our mid ended
J at the l icier, upon which we how began to
j descend, and to traverse zig ztgs in the
! midt of numerous fissures. The Mer do
J Glace is riot considered dangerous, and it is
; ii'tite the exception to take axes and ropes
when crossing it. .
Alert and ch 'cri' i! we hastcr-ej O'l with-
out taking-notice of tlie g'ti'lo, who. some
i way behind, crid out to n seven?! times to
j be cautious an 1 wait for him. We were
' utilised it last to halt before a vast crevasse
with a length of some sixty yards and end
1 d upon our left in a slope of ice, sjmewh::t
, steep, but, which I thought I eo'.i'.d easily
) mount. Using the iron spike of my aipen
! stock as a ha'ckot. I began to rut boles in
: 'he iee 1 trsro e?touli to put my feet in. At !
; this inotni nt our guide rejoined us. II ,
looked at the si i;e and at the yaivuiitf crrtv !
jflOW it, 3:1
in a erav.-
is dangerous; let u- go round if."
Wi'h the help of my a'penst'
already a it half way-tip this tey hi
was now o,'iite conviueed that it
: I had ;
j i-teep an I slippery to t crossed v.y h-utt an j
axe. Tlie iruido's warning continued my j
i opioioii. I resolved to r-tracj my st ?ps. ' I j
; was cautiously lowering my right leg, seek- j
j ing lor the tiole that I hao mane m me lee
my foot passed it ; felt that I wis sliding
i ! nvti ; there was nothing rough to stop ma.
not the least projection ly which I could
hold m.vst if in. The declivity became per
pendicular, and 1 iell into the guif.
I heard the cry of despair of n.y compan
ion and my guide. My own sensations can
not be described. I was giddy and half
stunned, sent backward aid forward from
one wall of ice to the other ; I f-'!t myself
descending to a great depth, condemned to
be da-hed to pieces, to die by a horrible
death. .Suddenly something stopped me; I
felt myself suspended. I took breath aojain,
and could cry out, "A rope! a rope !"
By God's mercy I had fallen upon a nar
row ledge of ice, which formed a sort of
bridge across the crevasse. This frail sup
port, as far as I could judge, was about four
inches broad and eighteen thick. My head
hung f-oin one side of it, my feet from the
other. Instinctively and immediately, by
what means I know not, I raised myself up
and stood upright on this orojeetion, where
there was a hollow just largo enough for
tne to plant one foot.
Then I heard my companion say above
tne. "We never hoped to hear your voice
again ; trust in God and take courage. The
guide has run to Montanvert to seek men
and ropes; he will come back directly."
"If he is long," I replied, "I'shali not
come up aliye."
My position was a terrible one ; the thin
ledge of ice was so narrow that I could not
place both feet on it. I could not support
myself on one leg, half resting against one
of the ice walls, and pressing the other with
my hand. The iee was as smooth as a mir
ror there was nothing to grasp. A stream
of ice water Cosed down upon mv shoul-
ders. piercing me to the very hones, above
my head I saw the lonjr and nnrrotr streak
of the sky around which, the mouth of the
crevasse formed a form. The iceT. which
was of darkest blue color, encircling uio on
ell sides, looked threatening arid gloomy.
The two walls seemed as if they were about
to mett in order to crush me, rather than to
release their prey. Numerous water courses
streamed down their sides, but in this ex
tent of more than sixty yards I could see
any other projection or obstacle except tlos
lede on which I had so miraeulou-ly fallen.
I risked looking for one second only.dcwii
into the terrible abyss, above whieh I was
suspended. At the spot where I was. the
crevasse was not more than two feet wide ;
lower down it narrowed rapidly, and a hun
dred yards below the two sides appeared to
touch each other. I believe if I had fallen
but a few inches on either side frcai the nar
row bridge which had arrested me, I should
have been buried and jammed, up ata depth
where no rope could have reached ire.
I had remained about twenty minutes in
my perilous position, nerves a ad mu-cles
stretched to the ututost to keep myself there,
looking at the sky above my head and at the
ice around me, but not daring again to glance
into the gulf below. The blood was flowing
from a wound I had received on the cheek,
and I felt that my right leg, upon which
fortutiately I was not resting, was severely
bruised; the left leg, however, pained by
the effort of standing and the cold, was. be
ginning to give way. It was impossible to
change my position without the risk of los
ing my balance. The cold of. the wall of
ice against which I was resting more and
more benumbed me, the water continued to
fill and I dared not stir.
I called my companion ; no one replied. I
called again. Nothing! Nothing! Not a
human being within reach of my voice. I
was seized with giddiness as a terrible tho't
crossed my brain.
"lie has gone to see f help is coming,
and he cannot find the crevasse again, there
are hundreds such I am lost !"
I commended my soul to God. My
strength was quite exhausted. I had never
yet given up all hope. I was seized with a
desire to let myself fj.ll, and thus put an end
to this agony. . - ,
At the critical rromcnt I heard myself
called. My friend had run to look for the
guide, but when he wished to return he was
horror-struck on perceiving that !he surface
of the glacier was rent by countless crevas
ses, and so similar that there was notasingh?
sign by which he culd recognize thj abyss
in which I was buried alive. In this cruel
perplexity Gol guided . him to seen little
knapsack which the guide had left at the
edge ol (he gulf. I cried to him to look at '
his watch. Five minutes more ha 1 i-l.tpo'd. j
The cold was becoming more and more in
tense, the blond was literally freezing in my
veins. I called ; I asked if any one was in
sitrht. The guide had startod thirty-five
minutes ago, and not a soul had yet appear
ed. It was scarcely probable that he could
return so quickly, as we had taken three
inarters of an hour to get to this spot, ar.d
he had to go and re! urn.
I felt that I could hold on but very little
longer. The frail support on which my
safety alone depended mi-rht yield at any
moment and break beneath me. I remem
bered that I had a Ion? knife in my pocket,
and I resolved "to make u-'e of it to draw
myself out. I informed my ct pinion, of
this project ; he imp! in, J toe to do not lung
t f il-o k'tid ; l.nt niv sit''ion In 1 broom.!
intokrtiMe. I nsado a not.'!, in thf ievhigh
onouah for nc to reach to it, ami large
for too to insert my h i:iJ in it ; then
two feet above the lilt!
bn.k'e I dtig
oni a hole suiHeiently large for me to place
my foot in it. I succeeded, and grasping
these two points of support, my back rest
ing with all my stiength agairt'f the oppo
site wall, I was able to raise myself ard
keep iny;-e!f firm io this new po-iiimi. I
descended atfiiu upon toe bridge and began
another notch abovo the first.
I flittered j
mysell tl.at i snoui tie aoie io escape irot!i
n:y prison, but a single slip, a fal.se step,
would precipitate me ir.to the abyss.
I was working diligently at my secotid
step when I heard a joyous cry above me.
"Here they are! .Three men with rcpes
.... -, ,,i ii f
"they are running as fast as their leps can
I rteadied mveir v. firmly ns possible
cpon the narrow and slippery bridge, so as
to ho able to seize the rope they were about
to lovrer, and tie it around lite. I saw the
end of it swinging about two yards above
my head. "May God have mercy upon uiel
It is too short."
"We have another."
That was fastened to the first and let
down. I seized the end of it. I bound it
strongly r.mnd my waist, and grasping the
rope with both hands I gave the signal for
them to ptiil up.
They began I was saved. A minute af
forward I was standing on the glacier. I
had passed fifty minutes in the crevasse,
during which time I had happily lost neith
er tny confidence in God nor ray presence of
When I placed my foot upon firm ground
again, an overpuiveiiog feeling ot deep
gratitud-; to the Almighty who ha;l deliver
ed mc in so great a peril filled my breast.
I fell on my knees and fainted. Whn I
again became conscious, our party was pre
paring to start for the Montanvert. Before
ler.ving, I wished to cat one last look into
the creva-se where I had nearly been buried
alive. I saw how completely impos.-ible it
would hare been for me to jet out f it as I
had proiectcd. The opening at the top was
too wide to have allowed me as I reached it
to lean against the opposite wall, and wilh-
i out that support the most agile of climbing
I animals would have fouud it impossible to
scale this perpendicular wall of ice.
The guide had run to the inn. where he
i could not find a single rope suitable for the
purpose. In despair he started for Cha
luouuix ; when on his way he met two mule
teers. Their animals were laden with wood,
tied on with ropes, whi'pft Ii implored them
to give him to save a poor traveler who had
fallen into a crevasse. These good .people
at once unloaded their mules, and came with
the guide to my assistance. Tying them all
together there were three the ropes reach
ed the depth of thirty or forty yards, whero
I had been arrested in my tall.
Assisted by my deliverers, I was able to
reach Montanvert, where, in a good bed and
with tny bruises attended to, I had leisure
to dream about the danger from which I had
escaped, und the remembrance of which of
ten haunts me both sleeping and waking.
I trust future travelers, profittin? by my ex
perience, will not run the risk of penetrating
into t'.r midst of these icy regions without
providing themselves with axes and ropes,
and especially with a linn confidence in
God's goodness, the surest of supports, and
the Lest safeguard here below.
An Aujel in a Salooa.
One afternoon in the month of June, 1870,
a lady in deep mourning, and followed by a
child, entered one of the fashionable saloons
in the city of N . The writer happened
to be passing at the time, and impelled by
curiosity followed her in to see whiit would
ensue. Stepping up to the bar and addres
sing the proprietor, who happened to be
prese'iit, she said :
"Sir. canyon assist me? I have no home,
no friends, and am unable to work."
He glanced at her, and then at the child,
with a mingled look of curiosity and rity.
Evidently he was soyiewhtt surprised to see
a woman itf such a place begging, .hut with
out asking any questions gave her some
change, then turning to those present, te
said ; .
"Gentlemen, acre is a lady in distres3,
cant some of you assist her a little ?"
They all cheerfully acceded to this request,
and soon a purse of two dollars was raised
and placed in her hand.
"Madam," said the gentleman who gave
her the money, "why do you come in sa
loons? It isn't a proper place for a lady ;
atiii why are you driven to such a step ?"'
Turning her mournful, yet expressive eyes
upon th-s sneaker with an expression I shall
never forget, she replied :
"Sir, I know it isn't a proper place for me
to be in, and yon ask why I am driven to
this step. I will tell you in short words. "
Pointing to a bottle boiiind tho bar labciocl
"wlii-ky,"' she said, "that is what has diiv
n me to this TniisKy. I was once happy
and surrounded by rill the lu.-urle? th;;D
wraith could procure, with a fond and indul.
cent h'.'shand. But in an evil hour he was
tempted, and not possessing the will tore-ist
that temptation, fid!, and in one short year
my dream of happiness was over, my Ji&p
py florae forever bioken and desolated, and
the kind hu-'oand and the wealth some call
ed mine, lost, lost, never to return, arid all
bv the accursed wine cup. You see before
yjti only a wreck
k of mv firmer self, !;-;e-
less and friend!
with nothing left me in
this world but this little child." And wcep
in; bitterly sho affectionately caressed the
i go'i'eii curls that shaded a face of exquisite
' loveliness, liegainins her composure, and
i ttiii;L'ig to tiie j.iopricior of tl.a saloon she j
i continued : i
"a;r, the re::.sr.n i occasionally er.ier
nlaee like this is tn iuiplere those who deal in i
the deadly poison to desist; to stop a bust-
i ,! tbrir snrrads dcrohition. ruin, novertv
and starvation! f hink em moment of your
own beloved ones, and then imagine them in
the situation I am in. I appeal to ynur
better nature, I appeal to your heart, for I
know you possess a kind one, to retire from
a business so ruinous to your patrons. I'id
yOI, know that the money you receive in ex
change for the vile stuff you sell across this
bar, is the same as taking the bread from
the mouths of the famishing wives and chil
dren cf your customers? That it strips the
clothes from their backs, deprives thetn of
all the comforts of life, and throws unhap
piness, misery, crime and desolation into
their once hfppy homes? Oh. sir, I im
plore, beseech tir.d pray you to retire from a
business you blush to own you are ensaged
in before your fellow men, and enter a busi
ness that will rMt "'y l'e profitable to your
self, but yonr fellow creatures also. I'iease
excuse me if T have spoken too plainly, but
1 could not help it when I thought of the
misery and unhappincss it has caused me."
"Madam, I am not offended," he unswer
ed, in a voice tremulous with emotion, "but
thank you from my heart for what you have
"Mamma," said the child taking her mo
ther's hand, "here's a gentleman who wants
me to sins; Little Be-sie for him. Shall I
J it ?" ,
"res, darling, if they wish you to."
They all joined in the request, and placing
her in a chair she sang, in a sweet childish
voice, the following Leautiful song :
' Out in the gloomy night sadly I roam ;
I have no mother dear, no plccsant home ;
Nobody cares for me, no one nould cry.
Even if poor Little Bessie should die.
Weary and tired I've been wand'rin-all day,
Asking for work, but I'm too small they say;
On the damp ground I mnst now lay my head.
Father's a drunkard, and mother ia dead,
We were so happy till Father drank ruin,
Then all our sorrow and trouble begun:
Mother crew pale and wept every dav
J ISsby and I were too hungry to piay.
. Slowlv they faded till one summer night
Found their dead faces all silent snd white ;
Then with big tears slowly dropping I said .
Father's a drunkard, and mother is dead.
"Oh. if tha temoeranee men only would find
Poor, wretched father and talk very kind ;
If they would stop him from drinking, why thee
i isVttoo iste'' temperance men please trT.
Or poor little Bessie must soon starve and die ;
All the day long I've been begging for bread.
Father's a drunkard and mother is dead."
The scene I shall never forget to my dying
day, anl the swfet cadence of her musical
voice still rings in my ears, and every word
of the song, as.it dropped from her lips,
sunk deep into the hearts of those gathered
around her. With. her golden curls falling
carelessly around her little shoulders, her
face of almost ethereal beauty, and looRIng
so trustingly and confidently upon the men
around, her beautiful eyes lighted up with a
light that seemed not of this earth, formed
a picture worthy of the pen of a poet or
painter, although a statue of purity and in
nocence. The unfinished games of billiards
were laid by, the cards thrown aside, (lie un
emptied glass remained upon the counter"
and all pressed near, some with curiosity,
some with, sadness, and Foroe with pity
beaming from their eyes, entranced with the
masieal voice and beauty of a child who
sremed better fit to be with r.:gels above
than in such a place.
At the ciose of the song many wore weep
ing men who had not shed a tear for years
now wept like a child. One young man who
had resisted with scorn the pleadings of a
loving mother and dear friends to lead abet
ter life, to desist from a course that was
wasting his fortune and ruining his hetdth,
now approached the child, .a"d taking her
hands while tears streamed down his pale
cheeks, exclaimed with deep emotion :
"God bless you. my little angel, you have
saved me from ruin and disgrace from pov
erty and a. drunkard's grave. If there ever
was an angel oti esrtit yrti are one. God
bless yoti, God bless you," and placing a bill
in the hand of the mother, sa'.d, "please ac
cept ttiis triue is a token of my regard and
esteem, for your little girl has done me a
kindness no wealth can ever r?pp.y. And
whenever you are in want yoti will ever find
me a true friend," at the same time giving
her his name and address. Taking her child
by the 1 and she turned to go, but pausing at
the door, said :
"God bicss you, gentlemen, and- please
accept the heartfelt thanks of a poor and
friendless woman for the kindness and cour
tesy you have shown her," and before any
one could reply, she was gone.
A silence of several minutes ensued which
was at last broken by the proprietorexcla'in-
"Gentlemen, that lady is right; I have
sold my last glass of whisky, and if any ( f
you want any more you will have to go else
"And I-hare drank my last glass of whis
ky," st-id a yciing man who had long been
-iriveri np us utterly beyond tlie reach of those
who had a deep interest in liia ivc-llan- that
he had sunk too low to ever reform. "There
is a temperance organisation in this city call
ed the Temple of Honor, and at their, next
meeting I shall send in my name to be ad
mitted. Who will go with me?"
"I 1" "I !" and "1 1" several exclaimed
in chorus, and fifteen names were added to
his. True to his word, tlie owner of the
saloon where this strange scene was enacted
disposed of his entire stock the next day,
and is now engaged in an honorable business.
Would to heaven that lady could have gone
intoevery hamlet and town and city through
out our country, and meet with the same
Yes, it is the mothers and ives. and sis
ters of the drunkard that can tell what whis-
done 'and is doing. You need not
iio to the stmiDluou and i r'il'iiint
a j palaeo erected by King Alcohol and his con-
federate to lure him frutu the path
!, ot v-r.
tuc and usefulness, to that of ruin and dis
i'raee. You need not follow liiin when his
money is gone arid lie is tiirust from toe
irinst fashionable resort to those less respec
table. You need not follow him to the low
est dens of crime and iniquity, as he daily
reels home or lies in tiie gutter in a condition
lower than the brutes of the field. No! but
follow him to the place he calls home, and
tho hollow cheeks, tlie dimmed eyes, the
tear that rolls down the patient, careworn
face of the forsaken wife, and the cries of
the starving children, tell their own story in
a language inexpressible in words.
"Spoiling a Child." That domestic
atrocity known as "spoiling a child," is
generally looked upon as a consequence of
excessive maternal love; but if a mother
hated her little one he could scarcely do
anything wore. A spoiled child is one .of
the most unhappy of living creatures, and
generally (sickly ; lor, besides the physical
evils which the indulgence of its undiscip
lined appetites engenders, its tem'per preys
upon its health. To pamper the little folks
ir. all their whim's and caprices is a parental
sin, and one which is ?lv?ays visited upon
the unfortunate ones who have been thus
irrationally pitied. One of the immediate
penalties of the offence is the dislike witli
which spoiled children are universally regar
ded. But there are worse consequence"
than this. The young tyrant is too often
developed into the overbearing youth, into
the unjust and hateful man. Gentleness,
kindness and reasonable patience arc abso
lutely essential to the proper management
of children. When severity is necessary, it
usually because some error cf the past
has been unwisely overlooked, or perhaps
winked at. In cases of this kind every blow
that falls upon' the juvenile offender ought,
in strict propriety, to be inflicted on the in
dividual who failed to apply1 the mild reme
dy of remonstrance and persuasion in due
season. Above all things, treat the little
ones justly, for their sense of injustice- is
keen and bitter.
"Love," says Mr. Deechcr, "is like per
simmons, which require many frosts to ri-
' riu and sweeten therrr."
4 W. WALTERS. Attorset at Law.
-V CloarfieM. Pa. Office in the Conrt llonsc j
TAt,TER BARKETT, Attorney atl.aw. Dear I
L .May 1J. is',...
"rj" F Wet LEU AO'.. Dealers in Hardware
I . and manufacturers of Tin and theef-iron i
aru, .Second Street. Clearfield. Pa. Mar'TQ. sues or veins, which serve as a deposit for tho
HF, NAUGLE. Watcti and Clock Maker, and "rine and convey it to the evterior. Tb exte
. dealer in Watches. Jewelry. Ae. Koom in j rir js c ic!,dUPtor aM, terminating in single
iraham'srow, Mark'tstrcet. Nov. IB. i
- tuoe. and called the l-roter. The ureters are con-
rrtHO- J McCCLl.OlAiH. ATToitvrv .T-Ltw. ! ij toted with th. bladder.
JL Clearfield, Pa. All legal buineis prrinrit- j
ly attended to Oct. "JT. lSOJ j The bladder is composed of vrnous coverings
tttji, ItTCEI. Jtarket Street. Clesrfield. Pa.. or tissues, divided into parts, vit : tha Vpper, th
Y Kan.y l-ry tSoods. 1VM.. 3o!. -Nr,i:n'; I Lower, the Xervous. and the .Vucous. Theupr-er
TCinbroiderics, LaHiea ar.d Gent? nrniwtng
j p IRV! .... r. L.KRrns j
1RVI A K1!EI?. (nveors to I!. 13. Swoop. ) ,
Law am Collkctios On i s. Market Street. ,
Clcarfi :ld. Pa. Nov. I S70. j
,4 I. PIIAW.Pealor in iinigs. Patent Medirinrs
Fawv Artictos. etc.. and Proprietor of Pr j
nover s t, nsi irancn ji'.ier?, iwrTi .-nc.
Juno 15. "70.
B REAI, M.D., Poriri.!t n-.d SVRQr.ru.
I? . Kyiertown. Pa.. .respectfully ificrs his pro
fessional services to tho citiscusof sat pluce and
surrounding country. lpr. 2n-fiui.
Onnts T. Vom.R. Attorncv at Law. f.o.-V Ha
ven. I'a. Will praciico in the several conns
of 01t;artleld connly. liusincss entrusted to him
will receive prompt attention. Je. 29, "70 y.
JB M'KV ALLY, Attemcvnt Law. Clearfield
. Pa. Prrcti;es in Clearfield and adjoin'ne
counties. Oftce in new brick building of J . Boyn
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lanich's Hotel.
TTEST. Attorney at Law. Clearfield, Ta , will
. attend promptly to all Legal business entrust
ed to his care in ClearfieM and adjoining coun
ties. Office on Market street. July 17, inti".
miI)MAS II. FOltCEY. Dealer in Fqiiare and
I SawedLumbcr.lrv-Goods.ttuoensware, Gro
ceries. Flour. Grain. Feed, P.acon, Ac , Ac. Gra
hamton. Clearfield county. Pa. Oct 10.
H ARTSWICK A IRWIX. Dealers in Drugs.
Medicines. Paints, ttils. Stationary. Perfume
ry . Fancy Goods, Notions, otc, etc.. Markel street,
Clearfield. Pa Pee. fi. I Sf.5.
KRAT7ER A SON. dealers in Pry Goods
V I ClotMng. Hardware. Quecnsware. Groce
ries. Provisions, Ac, Second rstreet Cleai field.
Pa. Mv 27. IS-"'"
TOllS GVELICH. Manufacturer of all kind i
J Oablnet-ware, Market street. Clearfield. Pa
He also makes to order Cof5ns. on snort notice and
attends funerals with a hearse. Apr10.'59.
RICHARD MOSSOP. Dealer in Foreign and Do
mestio Dry Goods, Groceries. Flour. Paeon,
Liquors. Ae. Room, on Marl.'et trcet, a few door
west ot JonrnrJORrf. Clearfield. I'a. Apr27
"ITT ALL A CK A FIELDING. Attoiivevs at Law
V Clearfield. Pa. Office in residence of W. A.
Wallace Legal business of all Kt: Is attended to
with promptness and Gdcl.t. (.1 an a.'iO-yp
WW. A. WL'.Ai'S. PHASK FIKLIHXG
H" W SvilTn. Arror.tKY at Law. Cle.irfu-ld
. Pa . will attend promptly to buir.c en
srusteu io his ssr; tiffin aifwi4 ftir ot u
building adjoining County iatioual I'anK.and
nearly oppoit the Court House. I lune .O.Vi.l
T FREDERICK LKITZf.NGER, Manufacturer of
at! kinds of Stone-ware. Clearfield . Pa. Or
dor oJioil wholesale or retail H e a I no fccepr
Cr. Land and for sale an assortment of eart'icn
ware, of his own manufacture. Jan.l. tHfi:i
MAX?Io:i .HOUSE. Clearfield. Pa This
well known hotel, near the I onrt Honse. i
wortny the patronaee of the public. The table
will be supplied with the be.t in the market. The
best of liquors kept. JitllX MMIGHEKTY.
TOIIX II. FULFORD, Attorney at Law. Oar
field... Pa. Office on Market Street, over
Hart.'wici: A Irwin's Drti? Store. Promptaiteniion
given to the cccuringofllounty c'atms. Ac. .nnd tr
all legal business. . March 27, 1S7.
TXT" I. CURI.EV. "' Dealer in Drv Goods
1 V Groceries, II ard ware. Oiieenswnre.Flcur Ia
con. ec. Woodland. Clearfield county. Pa. Also
extensive dealers in nil hinds of satrsrt lumber
shingles, and square Limber. Orders solicited.
Woodland, Pa., Aug. ll'th. IS63 :
OR J.P. IH'UCI!FIE1.D I. ate Furgcon of the
8'td Reg't Penn'n Vols.. Imvirir retnrned
from the army, offer? h!1 professional services tc
the citizens of Clcaniuld and vicinity. I'ne'cs
sion:; rails prompitv .-ittrcnd '- fVe on
South-East corner of 3d and Market T'trots.
Oct. 4. 1 sr..', i"ur.p.
j qiTIIVKVOIl. The und-rsigncl offers
j He may W found at his residence- in ii since
j township whn not encaged ; or addres-c-J 1-y
lcrtcr at Clearfield. Penn'n.
March t'.iii. l.-i.'.-tf. JA.ME.S MITCHELL.
TEFFHRSON LIT Z.
I 't I'hvsieian and Surgeon
i Having looafed at Osceola. IV. offers his profes-
j siooul service? to thepeopleof thatplaco and sur
roundine country. All calls promptly attended
" reler-eeon '-urtin f trcet. lormer-
!v ocenned bv Dr. Kltne iMavl9.T.9.
l-rvevor an',1 Co'nve vr-.nccr. I.nther.h.ir i.a
rvittr; v n r.-Tw.- T ..r . i .
EOItflE C. Kilt K. Justice of the Peace, fur-
vevor and Convevancer. Lntber.bnrr. Pa.
All bns'.rjesa entrusted to him will be nromptlv at
tended to. Persons wishing to employ a Survey
or will do well to give him a call. a he flutters
hiraselt that he can render satisfaction. Deeds
of conveyance, articles of agreement, and all legal
papers promptly and neatly executed jes'70-yp
A G R E A T O F F E 11 .
. . 81 Efoadway, New York.
wiil disposed ONE HUNDRED PIANOF.S. ME
LODKONS and ORGANS of six first class makers,
including Chickering A Sons, at extrkmelv low
PRICES FOII CASH. DURING TBI KOSTn, Or will t.lke
fiom 55 to 525 monthly until paid. 4-lS- 7it-ly
t K. B O T T O II F ' S
'J riTOTOGRAPII GALLERY.
MARKET STCEKT, CLKAKriKLU, rtJJl.
Negatives made in cloudy as well as in clear
weather. Constantly on band a good assortment
of Frames. Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Frstnes. from any stvle of monlding. made to
order. CIHOMOS A SPECIALITY.
Dee. 2,:ft-jy. t-i-6U-tt.
J BLAKE WALT E II S ,
REAL ESTATE DROKEK,
An DATER 1 .
Saw Lo ,hhI Lumber,
CLEAR FIZLT), PA.
Real estate bought and sold, titles examined,
taxes paid, conveyances prepared.
Office in Masonie building, on Second Street
Koom No. 1. Jan. 25. '71.
gMALL PROFITS and QUICK SALES.
haktswick t rjrarix
are constantly repler.ishirg their stock of Drugs,
Medicines. Ae. School books and Stationery,
including the Osgood and National seri"S
ef readers. Also Tobacco and Ci
gars, of the best quality, and at
the lowest prices. Call and see.
- Clearfield. Not. 10. 13C9
. . . i . . . . ...
D. PERKS k Ca t flour, the best in market, fr
ti sale by J. .rTA '5
The Kidneys are two in number, titrated at the
Mpper prt , th(J ,ojn ,urroun(le(j by fat. and
consisting of three parts, viz : the Anterior, th
Interior, and the Exterior.
The anterior alsorbs. Interior consists of tis
expels, the lower retains. Many have a desire to
urinate without the ability , others urinate with-
out the ability to retain. This frequently occurs
jn cliii'Iren "
To cure these affections, we must bring into ac-
tion the tnuvles, which are enraged in their v
rious foi.rti.ms If thry ere neglected, Gravel or
Dropsy may ensue.
The reader must also be made aware, that how
ever slight may be the attack, it is sure to a (Tac
tile bodily health and mental powers, as our flesh
and blood are supported from tuese sources.
Govt, on Rnr.m tis Ptin occurring fn tho
loins is indicative of the above diseases. They
occnr in persons disposed to acid stomach and
Tne Gravel. The gravel ersoes from neglect
or improper treatment of th kidneys These or
gacs being weak, the water is not expelled from
the blnjder, but allowed to remain; it becomes
feverish, and sediment forms. It is from this de
posit that the stone is formed, and gravel ensues.
1'norsv is a collection of water in some parts of
the budy, and bearsdifferent names, according to
the parts affected, vii: when generally diffused
over tha body.it is called Anasarca ; when of th
Abdomen. Ascite; when of the chest) Ilydrotho
rax. Treatment. Helmbold's highly concentrated
compound Extract Buchu is decidedly on of the
best remedies for diseases cf the bladder, kidneys,
gravel, dropsies! swellings, rheumatism, and gouty
affections. Under this bead we have arranged
Pysurie. or diGiculiy and pain in passing water,
Scanty Secretion, or small and frequent dischar
ge! of water; Strangury, or stopping of water;
Hematuria, or htoody urine; Gout and Rheuma
tism of the kidneys, without any change in quan
tity, but ircreae in color, or dark water. It was
always highly recommended by this late Dr.
Pbysick, in tbi affecttffr-' . " - "
This medicine increases the power of digestion
and excites I lie absorbents into healthy exercise
by whic-b the watery or calcareous depositions
and all unnatnrM enlargements, as well as pain
and inflammation are reduced1, anil it is taken by
men. women and children. Dilutions for use and
PntLAnpLrniA, Pa.. Fe. 25, ISflT.
II. T, HFLMnoi.r. Druggist:
Dear Sir : I nave been a sufferer, for upward
of twenty years, with gravel, bladder and kidney
affections during vthich tinio I have used various'
incd ici nl preparations, a ud been under the treat
ment cf the most eminent Physicians, experien
cing but little relief
Having seen your preparations extensively ad
vertised. I cor.eulted with n.y family physician in
.rejtrd to using your Extract Huchu.
I did this because t bad nsed alt kinds of ad
vertised remedies, and had funr.i Ibein worthless,
and o:ne quito injurious; in fact, I despaired of
ever getting will, and determined to ne no rem
edies hereafter uniess I incw f the ingredients.
; ,t.wa,hi '!,Bt prompted met use your remedy,
An you advertised that it wis eompesi'd of buuhu,
j ' ubebs and juniper berried, it oceurred to me and
my physician as an excellent combination, aad.
I advice, after an examination of the arti-
cle, and consulting again w'itH the druggist. 1
I . ,
! concluded to try it. 1 com-neneed its use about
1 .if:ut months gn. at which time I wis confined
to my room From the f rst Kettle I was astonish-
i eu nd gratified at the beneficial effect and after
using it three week' w aMe to walk out. I felt
muoh like writingyou a f'ull statement of tuy caao
at that time, hut thought tny improvement might
only ba temporary, and therefore concluded to
defer and see if it would effect a perfect euro,
knowing then it would be of greater value to you
and more satisfactory to me
7 an now able to report that a eire is effected
after using the remedy for five months.
I have not nsed any now for three months, and
feel as well in all respects as I ever did.
Your Buchu being devoid of any pnpleasant
taste and odor, a nice toni.'and invigormtor of the
sys'em, I do not mean to be without it whenever
occasion may require its use io such affections.,
. M McCOUMICK.
j Should any donbt Mr. McCormiek's statement,'
he refers te the following gentlemen :
lion. Win. iiigler. ex Governor Penn'a.
Hon Thomas B Florenae. Philadelphia.
Hon. J. C. Knox. Judge, Philadelphia
Hon. J. S. T:iack. Judge. Philadelphia.'
Hon.D. R. Porter. x-(Wernor. Penn'a.
Hon. Ellis Levis, .lodge, Philadelphia.
Hon. R. C. tirier. Judge V. 3 Court.
Hon. O. W. Woodward. Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. W. A. Porter, City Solicitor, Phil'a.
Hon. John Eigler. ex-Governor, California.
Hon. E. Banks, Auditor Ocn. Washington, D.C.
And many others, if neetsarj.
Sold by Druggists and Dealers everywhere. Be
ware of counteifeits. Ask for Ll eliu hold's. Take
no'other. Price 1 . 35 per bottle. or 6 bottler for
?6 50. Telivered to any address. Describe symp."
toms in all communications.
Address II. T. IIELMBOLD, Drug and Chemi
cal Warehouse. 554 Broadway, IT Y.
NONE ARE GENUINE UNLESS DONE UP IS
steel-engraTed wrapper, with fac-simile of my
1 Chemical Warehouse end signed
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