Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, May 03, 1871, Image 2

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    f;e JLaffowan' ournaf, gfearfiefb, Iga., "gflm; 3, 1871.
iiy the Constitution of this State no city or
county is allowed more than four Senators.
Since Winans, the apostate, still declares
himself a Republican, the New York Pie
publicans think of changing their name.
A terrible outrage has just been perpetra
ted in Chesterfield county, South Carolina.
Robert Melton, a delinquent tax collector,
h"i3 wife and daughter were fhot in their
own door by a party of disguised men. The
daughter only remains alive.
Of fifty thousand voters of Chicago,
twenty-two thousand are natives and twenty-eight
thousand foreign born, and yet
Chicago is a Republican city. Its foreign
population is of the better clas3 and allies
herself with the better party. There are
52,000 Germans,. 39,000 Irish. H.000 En
glish and Scotch, and 14,000 Scandinavians.
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Mr. Thomas A Scott was recently elected
president of the Sheiiandoah Railroad at a
meeting of the directors held at Charleslown,
Va. The Shenandoah road extends from
Harper's Ferry to Sulcm, Ya., a distance of
two hundred and thirty miles, and forms an
important link of the great Southern line
from Philadelphia and New York to 'ew
Orleans. ,
Hon. George Pendleton peremptorily do
'cfines to be a candidate for Governor of
Ohio, and the choice of the Democracy is
narrowed down to George W. McCook a
selection- which will be particularly disagree
able to Yallandighaui. Honest old i5en
Wade appears to be the favorite of the Re
publicans, and if nominated would le elect
ed by many thousand majority.
The reports of the Kuklux crimes con
tinue to multiply, but only for a short time.
Tha enforcement bill rigidly applied will
soon quell all disturbances. Opposition to
its provisions is rapidly passing away, and
its concise and practical terms and liberal
6pirit, in the full light of the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution, will
soon guarar.tee the life, liberty, and property
The number of ex-rebels in Congress far
exceeds the number of "'carpet-bag repre
sentatives of the South." Of the twenty
two Southern Senators, only nine are of
Northern birth, and ono of those is a Dem
ocrat. Of the the fifty-nine Southern Rep
resentatives, forty-one are natives of that
section, and oniy nin! Northerners ; and of
this number of Southern Representatives
twenty-eight are ex-officials of the Confeder
acy. Th's statement effectually explodes
the cry of "carpct-bagercrs," and shows
that the Soul'i has more natives i:i Con stress
in proportion than many of the Western
On the same day, May 1", that the Re
publicans of Pennsylvania assemble in con
vention, their brave associates of Kentucky
will convene, and ior a simil purpose.
They will meet, und'jr better auspices th;in
ever before. Last year i hey increased their
vote twenty thousand and reduced the Dem
ocratic majority forty thousand, and this
without polling more than one half the col
ored vote. Since then several ai.lu Repub
lican journals have been established iu the
State, and the Kuklux outrages have dis
gusted thousands of Democrats. They can
hardly hope for victory, but will nevertheless
make a gallant and indomitable fight, which
will not be without good re.-ults. Kentucky
is not naturally Democratic, and was only
tuude so by the force ot circumstances.
If anything were needed to demonstrate
the popular entbu.-ia.-in felt for Genera!
Grant the country has it in the spontaneous
welcome and cordial ovations that meet the
President at every point cf his trip West
ward. At Indianapolis, than which there
is not a more truly representative city of
Western cordiality and patriotism, he was
weleonwd with the heartiest demonstrations
of good feeling ; and at Lafayette he was
received with municipal and citizen honors.
Nothiug tests so accurately and fully a man's
previous popularity and respect as the trv
in position of the Chief Executive in this ;
country, an 1 no circumstance could letter!
tell the way he wears than this flying visit !
among the people be represents. For this
exhibition we as a nation should be
plOUJ .
na gratctui as we consider the country s
disgrace by the famous "swiog around the
The W, says: W. Mutchler, Esq.,
from Democratic headquarters, Philadel
phia, has issued a call for a convention of
his political brethren at Harrisburg on May
24 one week alter the Republicans shall
have met and nominated their ticket. He
states that, in addition to nominating can
didates, the delegates will consider matters
relating to the organization of the party and
the advancement of it princinles.
Int. I
Democracy are unfortunate ir. their selection I
of Harrisburg as the place for holding their
convention. The loyal Pennsylvanian in
his association of ideas is prone to revert to
a converj-.ion of the same party in the came
place some years ago, when the smoke of
lattle hal scarcely cplifted from the heights
of Gettysburg, and to the treasonable doc
larations of that 6anie convention. The
principles of the 'party as stated then are
tbe principles of the party to day. The
Bame men will very largely compose the
convention of the 24th insr., and we sug
gest that the i,arae platform be adopted.
Effect of the Ku Klux Bill. Infor
mation from tbe south is to the effect that
since the passage of the Ku Klux bill by
Congress, or rather since it became apparent
that the bill would be pase J, outrages are
less frequent. From the tone of the south
ern press it is evident that the leaders of
the Ku-Klux organization have come to the
conclusion that the Government is in earn
est in tlii.s matter, and that the President
intends to enforce the provisions of the new !
law with all the power at his command. T h
passage of the bill and the discussion which
preceeded its passage have had a good effect
in various ways. It compelled the Demo
crats in both Houses of Congress to uu
nia.sk themselves upon the great issues of
the day, and pltccd them in thair true at
titude before the countrj'. It brought the
Republicans "together, and proved the ne
cessity of more hurmoiious action. The
chances are that the mere existence of the
law will be sufficient to restore order in the
south, and the general impression is that
there will be 3i'e occasion for enforcing it.
Should the Ku Klux organization repeat
the outrages which occurred in several of
the Southern Scutes during the hist six
mouths, the Prcnideut will not hesitate to
use the full power conferred upon him by
the new law to suppress them.
The subject of overtaxing the miuds of
children in the public schools ty too many
and difficult studies is still attracting very
considerable attention in several eastern
cities. Those who had no knowledge or in
terest in the matter at first thought to
laugh down the whole thing as though it
wre, per se, ridiculous that children would
apply themselves to tho labor of study so
diligently as to injure their health. Rut
the testimony of many eminent physicians
has been brought forward to thow that this
is very often tbe most serious matter, de
manding the gravest consideration. The
Superintendent of the L'ostoa City Hospi
tal for the Insane, Dr. Clement A Wa'ker,
says : "I cannot doubt that the modern sys
letu of forcing tho tender bruin of youth
1 iys the foundation for the brain and ner
vous disorders of after years the cases of
melancholia, paralysis, softening of the
brain, and kindred diseases, becoming so
fearfully prevalent." Dr. George A. Stew
art writes: "Of late years the majority of
diseases seem to have assumed a nervous
type, which, in most cases, may be traced to
over taxation of the mental powers of the
Men and parties generally proclaim and
act out what they feel and seldom take part
against that with which they sympathize.
It is plain, therefore, why the Ku Klux ras
cals are never rebuked by Deiuocratic lead
ers, and why they feci that they have their
moral support. There is not the shadow of
a doubt, that if the Democratic leaders only
loll so disposed, tht-y could cuango the face
tliey never make the attempt, simply be
cause they either approve of Ku Klusism
or are afraid ot dividit.g the party for the
Ku-Kiux. are an important wing of the
Democratic party. It was the rebellion that
united the loyal masses to save the Govern
ment, and tht-y will be no less united In the
coming Presidential election for similar rea
sons, which the Ka K!ux Democracy so
vividly illustrate. The blood of the mur
dered citizens will not be spilt in vain.
DKMocRATicTscoNSisTBXCr. The Dem
ocratic papers certainly show great inconsis
tency in advocating the repeal of the income
t;ix while, at the same time, they call for
the taxation ot national bonds. All the
exemption the bonds enjoy by law (saya the
ChieagJ is the provision that no
State or municipal corporation shall levy
taxes on them ; but Congress itself levies
an income tas o:i all incomes from bonds
excccui.ig $2,000 per annum, and this very
tax is the one the Democratic press insists
shall be repealed ! They wouid tax the
bondholder by repealing the only tax he
pays ! This is about as near a common
.-etise view of the public aCV.irs as they gen
erally reach. To demanl taxation and urge
its repeal in the same issue is highly char
acteristic of that party's method.
Won't FoaoiVF.. An Alabama paper,
the lluntsville Item, says the South "wiS
forgive the roooerv of four thousand
iiiilliotm ot dollars, property guaranteed to
' her by the Constitution of the United States.'
If this is a fair inaex of Southern sentiment
on the subject,
Senatoi Moiion
as we have no doubt it is,
stated an important fact in
his a.-hingti n fi eech when he decbired tin
Southern Democracy intend to demand pay
ment for their enfranchised slaves if ever
that party succeed in getting control of the
government. '1 his i-, as s.iii 1 an argument
as can be made against the election of a
Democratic President and Congress.
i SourtitRN Outrages. The Cincinnati
(iu-.ette says : We are told that the way to
stop these outrages is to put the Democratic
: party in power. The Democratic party was
I In Itmvt-r (I.., ... .,!lt.-v ....... : 1
... , in. iuuc;i;yn was uii:auieu.
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ii, n suj iu j. i)e i-emocratie party
was used for the purpose of organizing the
rebellion. If in power again it would be
used for the purpose of overthrowing the
constitutional amendments; of assuming
the Southern debt, or ropu liating the na
tional debt. The Southern ex-rebels do not
hesitate to declare this to be their purpose,
and the Northern Democrats do not dare to
opj Dse this ptotosH!on.
Query ? If the "early education" of
toe rrry conscientious editor of the RcDiib
,(Y"1 forbids him to puff "humbugs," does
not k",a" eekly laudations of the Democratic
party cause a terrible straiu upon the afore-
.aia conscience?"
A young man in St. Louis went into a toy
store, picked up a Union torpsJo and bit it
thinking it a gum drop. He wa surprised
to see one or two of his teeth and a section
of his gum drop on he floor.
An extensive break occurred in the levee
on the Mississippi, about thirty miles above
New Orleans, la.rt week. A large extent of
country is over-flooded, and much damage
done to all kinds of property.
; A Keason for It.
The decided tone of what we may prop
erly term the radical Democrats press of
the South, offers as good a reason as could
be desired for the non commitalisra of the
Democratic Congressional Address on the
future lwliey of the party. The frawers of
that address, and all the signers to it, and
all the leaders of the Democratic prty know
what their Southern allies expect should
the Democracy succeed to the control of the
government. And they are willing to con
cede to theiu all they want, in case of polit
ical success iu 187:2, and have probably
pledged themselves to such concession pri
ately but they dare not openly avow the
intention for fear of arousiug the indigna
tion and incurring rtie opposition of the
more sensible and moderate portion of the
Northern Democracy. Ilcuce the Congres
sional address makes no avowals of policy
gives no indication of the course of the par
ty in the future, and deals almost exclusive
ly in denunciations of YL'e President, the
Congress aud the Republican party. A few
extracts from Southern radical Democratic
papers may tend to enlighten some benight
ed Deuiccrats of conservative tendencies as
to the obligations under which their party
is bound to the South, or at least as to what
the South expects and wiil demand. The
Jacksonville (Alabama) Republican ridicules
the idea of "dead issues," and talks very
decidedly of what they inteud to do "when
the Democracy come into power, aud the
voice of the South is again potent in the
councils of the nation." It speaks iu posi
tive terms of the knowledge of the North
ern Democracy of what the South wants
aud will ask in cuie of success at the ballot
box. It says :
"They know that when the Democracy
pets into pow er the South wiil demand her
rights, both as a section and as States, and
they have already iniide up their minds to
yield us everything reasonable we ask in
that direction. If they have not done sn,
we have rro more use ior them than we huve
for the Radical party. . . . The right
to enforce the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
AiMC-iidiucRts by appropriate legislation is
where the Radicals find every excuse for
their despotic mca- utes.
why pass
over these and strike at their results? At
least, as we go oti, let us be explicit as re
gards them."
Tho Atlanta (Georgia) Litellijencir is
certaiu that no Democrat can satiction the
Fifteenth amendment, which it denounces
in most unmistakable teruis, as follows :
"The Fifteenth Amendment is the plarue
spot on the face of the great charter ot A
merican freedom. This is the fruitful source
of our greatest woe, the authority claimed
for that iiifhmctns brood of laws which are
intended to enslave the people by destroying
the freedom ot the ballot, and placing the
country under martial law at the will of the
President. This wrong, this usurpation,
can never be sanctioned by one who stands
uiion thrt nrini-iiilos of tho DoniiicraHR nar-
ti. TV If win r.-,f I. a utrioL-un fntiri tha f,-i. T
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stitution, let it be condemned as the off
spring of usurped powr, and the Govern
ment placed in the hands of men who will
-k swUMftlimS ciiVme(I'iJpBeVa,ur
thorized by it, and necessary to enforce it.
but which really has another object in view,
the centralization of all the powers of the
system iu the General Government as a
means ot perpetuating the ruling dynasty."
Other Southern Deiuocratic papers are
mora poficio- iu tlieir ex pi OsiOIlS, ami ,101 C"
shadow the possible necessity, for the sake
of success, of concealing their real purpose
under feigned issues, as the Democratic ad
dress does. Says a Georgia paper, the Al
bany News, "It may be that we shall find
it absolutely necessary for harmony and suc
cess to hold in abeyance some of the prin
ciples wc regard as e.stnml to a ttilt and
perfect restoration of civil liberty and con
stitutional government; and yet who is so
fooiish as to become recalcitrant and refuse
co-operation simply because all the good is
not piled o.i tbe first tntirr?"
These extracts throw a flood of light tip
on the Democratic Address. They give us
the key to it, by means of which we may
look upon its inner works, trace its secret
springs and discover the motives that led to
its peculiar mechanism. Those who read
them attentively in connection with tbe ad
ores cannot be deceived by the latter. They
muLe the came of hypocracy and fraud
which the Democratic Cor.;.T?ss:n;ui would
play too palpable to be hid len froai the
eyes of any one willing to sec.
Now A.vrt Tiie.v. Nothing, pcrhaps,ean
give a clearer l.Jea of the growth of this
country within the past century than the
immense increase of pi st routes and post
offices. One hundred years ago, there were
less than fifty potofiiees in what are now
the United States. In 1775, benjamin
Franklin, who had been Deputy Postmaster
General under the British Government, and
had been removed because of his rbel pro
clivuies, was made Chief of the Postal De
partment by Congress, and assigned a salary
of 1,000 per annum. His greatest achieve
ment prior to that period was an increased
trtuil service tetween New England and
Pennsylvania, whereby "'answers might be
obtained to letters between Philadelphia
and Boston in three weeks, which u-ed to
require six weeks." The portal service of
the country now embraces nine bureaus,
13,0ia) mail routes, 7,300 contractors, ad
9,000 p8stmast?rs.
The amount of authiicite coal in the Uni
ted States has been very accurately 'deter
mined, the area and the thickness of the
Veins being known. The Central coal fields
comprising V2H square miles, have been oal
eulated to contain 5,854.061,50 ) tons; the
Southern coal fields, 146 stpiare miles, 11,
308,842,000 tons, and the Northern coal
fields, 197 square miles, 9,178,87:2,000 tons,
making a total of 470 square miles and 26,
342,675,500 tons, from which deducting one
half for waste in mining, there remains 13,
171,837,500 tons of marketable coal, which
will give us an annual supply of 20,000,000
tons for 6 -8 years, or for four centuries af
file coal fields of England shall have been
entirely exhausted.
Considerable damage was done to fruit in
this State, Ohio, Indiana nud Kentucky.by
the late frosts, according to the accounts in
our exchauges.
Tho coal mining difficulties have not yet
been compromised, and '.he triangular fight
still goes on. A sad state of affairs.
A Little of Everything. '
Growing Hue tbe grain and gra-a.
Didn t like oar notice the Sanda; base-b!list.
Excitiug the dog fight on Second Street, lost
week. .
A failure the stooe-quarry opposite theft-eight
In demand good "butter. Price 35 cent! a
Hp the frame of Moiop'e ne More room, on
Second street.
Were set some trees in the lower park, last
week. About time.
Opened a new street, from the lower bridge
to the railroai depot.
Indiana county's reported colored juror turns
out to be a white man.
Planted a groe of sugar trees, in West Clear
field, by O.B. Mtrrell.
Parr.table tbe cold and sparkling soda water
at A I. Shaw's. Try it.
Done plain atoj fancy job work, at the JorTB
ALoiCce, on short notice.
Pegged out a valuable horse belonging to
Sheriff Pie, on Wednesday lust.
Rather unfaromble tbe cool weather during
the past week, for grass billiards.
No man is always wrong ; a clock that does not
go at all is right every twelve hours.
Printed to order letter and note headings, bill
a ;ad:, envelopes, etc., at the Jocknal office.
Always on'band note, letter, and bill papers,
envelopes and cards, at low prices, at the Joi'B.fAL
It is said that the chewing of coarsely cut gen
tian root aftor oTery uiealV. ill cure the taste for
tCbocco. '
Must be going into a decline the young lady
who said (he "was going to get under the daisies."
Poor duigies. . -
Commenced swallowing himself A Tyrone
man. He""3ot his teeth down last week. Look
out, Bra insr J.
Tender hearted the young gent who was mov
ed to tears during Anna Liickiuson's lecture, ilow
very sensitive.
Wyoming mu.M be a servant girl's paradise, for
she guts seven dollars a week wages and the priv
ilege of Noting
This is the season to be planting your cholera
morbus sovds if you expect to raise any pickle
t-mber this year.
Kngland has two old bachelors to each old maid
and i gro-witig frorito. Massachusetts might re
store tlie balance.
The llrrald says a woman in Tyrone alway.5is
plays her worst temper iu her bestclothes. rain
erd ought to know.
The '-gentle breeies"' spoken "of by tho poet.
were not, we presume, intended to apply to the
April brttz's of 1871.
Tbe Comanche Indians are disgusted with the
employment of colored troops on the frontier
they are so difficult to scalp.
Coming dewn ladies clothing, judging from
what we taw the ether evening. Recollect,
stitch in time, may save'' a blush.
FbuDd in a boat ntar town, the "sealp" of a
lady. Wonder if -Lo, the poor Indian," Las been
abuut again. Look out for him, Joe.
Bather showy a game of croquet, at a certain
place, the other day. '-Step hiirh. :" those arches
will trip a lady just aj in etit-1 y as they do agent
When a young man is thirsty in the morning,
l i
had anything to drink tbe night before. A hem.
A correspondent of the Germantown Tetrgraph
says fresh water, daily, with a lump of brimstone
in it is a Euro j reventative of gapes it young
a (r--"---- ..d for manV rears
sight of tho rceaa says it is an undeniable ract
that tbe vicinity of the 0 always makes h. hilly
location chilly.
The strongest propensity in woman's nature,
says a careful student of the sex, is to want to
know w6at isgaingon, and the next strongest is
to boss the j'jb.
A Western lover says of his parting from lis
udored : - Her last words fell like great rocks into
the sea of my sorrows, and splashed tho briny
waters into my eyes."
There is something to imitate even in the' hea
then Chinee." They celebrate their holidays by
paying their debts. forgiving their enemies, and
' shaking hands ail round."
Jack wouldu't eat hii supper" for the reason
that ho couldn't get it. Perhaps, for the same
reason, souio "thin skinned'' editors didn't pub
lish a "pictorial" last week.
A Chicago merchant advertised a ' boy wanted. '
and berore he got down town his clerk u-et hiro
breathless, aud told him that his wife had twin
beys. Oh. it pays to advertise.
Troy's affection for Albany finds expression in
the Whig of the former place, which speaks o
Albany as a - oute ouc-norse place, maue up of a
Legislature ai,J anoil,er cattle market."
(jet out of it in tnis way if you happen to be
out rather lute of an evening, and any one a
the impudence to inquire where you have teen
jilr.ttell him you were waiting for"0riat."
Scene at a hotel window on Monday last : Young
gont suais on chair, ynurg lady squats on gent's
knees, and buta lov ingly stick their heads out of
the window together, to view the elephant. Exit
Onr "Jox" thinks l5at some things are un
equally divided iu this world. In Ibis connec
tion he would advise a certain young chap to wear
a 1 -taller" hat, or seek the Company of a shorter"
A gay old bachelor tells us that a charming
yoaug widow showed him a picture of her '-dear
departed" and then softly whispered, ' put your
solf in his place." "o pat on his hat and do
parted. The Altoona Park Association has changed i'l
name to the Central Pennsylvania Agricultural
and Mechanical Association, and will hold it
next exhibition on the 12th, 13th, 14th and lith
of September.
Xon-plussed our young saddler friend, when
a lady called at bis shop the other day, and after
ordering a side-snddle, asked if he was ready to
take her measure. He blnshiugly stammered
"the I never I can guess at H."
li u rases a certain young man in town sis
months to raise a pair of side whiskers, how long
will it take Brainerd, of the Tyron Herald, to
raise money enough to buy a suit of clothes?
Answers can be handed in through the key-hole.
Boston men, and some women, are luxuriating
in new patent pants without buttons or button
holes. We cau't imagine how they work, unless
people are melted and run in, and then poured
out, or palled with a corkscrew. Ilow is it, any
wav? j -
We have heard of various devices being resort
ed to ty young people to raise money to go to a
show, but the latest kink in this line was that of
a young inan, who, on Sunday last, tried to bor
row the penny collection at a fabbath School to
buy a circus ticket. lie didn't succeed.
i -
A young lady, who graduated last summer at
a fashionable Female College, tried to tell her
lover the other evening, that ''a bird in the hand
is worth two in the bush." be wanted to make
a display of her knowledge of the English lan
guage, and rendered tbe adage thus : "A natural
production of the feathered tribe, properly secu
red, is mere than equivalent to a greater number
in a comparative state of freedom." - Her lever
sighed and left.
Tha Apportionment.
The apportionment bill passed by the
Legislature is coming iu for a liberal share
of denunciation from the intensely partisan
press of both parties. It is true that the
Republicans of some counties have been
unjustly dealt with, and the Democrats of
others deprived of their proper representa
tion, but these isolated and individual eases
are no argument again; t the bill in general,
or any reason for the Governor withholding
his approval front it. On the whole, it
does equal and exact justice to both panies,
and, as such, we stand by our original dec
laration that it will be acceptable to the
State at large.
The only objectionable feature is the ine
quality of the rates of representation. This
is apparent at a glance at the districts. But
wheu we come to examine their majorities,
e find that the inequality in one district is
atoned for in another. The majorities in
the four Philadelphia districts ure as fol
lows : '
First. The First, Second, Third, Fourth,
Seventh, Kighth, and Twenty-sixth wards;
one Senator, ltopublican majority, 1,107.
Second. The Ninth, Tenth, Thirteenth,
Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Twenty-ninth
wards; oue Senator. Republican majority,
Third. The Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh,
Twelfth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eigh
teenth vi'ards; one Senator. 'Democratic
majority, 1,277. , .,
Fourth. The Nineteenth, Twentieth,
Twenty first, Twenty-second, Twenty-third.
Twenty fourth. Twenty-fifth. Twenty-sev
enth, and Twenty-eighth wards; one Sena
tor. Republican majority, 4,012.
Outside of the city the majorities are "as
follows : .
Chester and Delaware,
Montgomery, . . .
Bucks and Northampton .
Laneaster, . . .
Schuylkill, . . .
l.bigimiid Carbon, . .
flerks, ....
Dauphin and Lebanon, . 2,663
Luzerne, Monroe and l'ie,
Bradford, Susquehanna,
Wayne and Wyoming, . 3,iy'J
LyeOrhiDK, Montour, Colum
bia and Sullivan, . . 3,445
Cameron, M-cIve:in, rotter,
and Tioga, . . . 3,021
Suvder, Terry, and Nor
thumberland, . . C8
Clinton, Cambria, ClearCeM
and Elk, . . . 3.030
Cumberland and Fiunklin, 1.2IH
Adams and Yotk, . . 3,108
Bedford, Fulton, Blair and
Somerpef, . .'.
Centre, Jun'.afa, MifEinand
Indiana and Westmoreland
Fayette and Greene, . .
Beaver, Butler ana ..a.-h-ington,
. , '.
Vlarion, Jefferson, Arm
strong and Forest, .
Lawrence, Mercer and e
cangOj .
fl.HtUIUl ... .
Erie and Warren,"
2,91 1
This table is based Dpon Gov. Geary's
vote in 1809, wh'en his majority was
only 4,500, and yet it gives . us seven
teen out of the thirty three districts by safe
majorities in almost every instance, there
being but'two un lerona thousand. On li e
other hand the Democrats have sixteen dis
tricts on a vote in which they came nearest
carrying the State since Vie war, and two
of them by majorities that can be reversed.
For insftfice, the district composed ot Sny
der, I j'rry and Northumberland, Is accred
ited Democratic, and gave OS majority for
1 'acker in 1869, whereas, last fall it was He
publican by 020 majority. Luzerne, which
complains so bitterly of being annexed to
Monroe and 1'ike, need not despair, for the
Democratic majority in tbe counties com
Misinsr the district was only 750 last fall,
and the same energy that carried Lucerne
over to the Republican column then will
revolutionize the district in the future.
As regards the Representative districts
the prot-piet Tor a Pteady Republican ma
jority are ho less encouraging. Of the
eighteen Philadelphia distri-its thirteen are
Republican, and outside of tlie city tht dis
tricts are so arrrnged that we can, at almost
any election at which a full vote is east, se
cure more tutin the six majority ostensibly
awarded us. There is nothing in the bill
which justifies the name of gerrymander.
It is the best that could have bc'eu devised
in the anomalotiscondition of affairs at Har
risburg, and it aims to givi the fullest and
freest representation to all the voters of the
State, while securing to both political par
ties their right.--. It is neither infamous nor
unfair; and because it may displease our
friends in oue or two counties, atii cur ene
mies in one or two others, is no reason why
it should not become a law.
A Slate contemporary, complaining of
the injustice of the bill, cites as an instance
cf glaring outrage the case of l'hihdelphia,
which, with 158,032 tasahles, has only four
Senators, while another district, with only
60,000, has three. This is a glaring out
rage, bst it is perpetrated by tbe Constitu
tion of I'ennsylvanii, by whose provisions
no city or county is allowed to have more
than four Senators. Prex-i.
If the Ku lv'ux bill is an extraordinary
piece of legislation, Truy toll us what do
you call tbe Ivu-KIux bands? We Lave
plenty of indignation about the law in the
Democratic papers, but not a word about
the villians it was designed to punish. May
we not conclude, therefore, that it is not so
much the law itself as its uses that so much
disturb the Democracy ?
Affairs in France are still in a bad plight.
Fighting continues nearly every day, with
but indefinite fesults. But, it is to be
hoped, the end will soon be, aud that peace
will be permanent.
A joint resolution was passed by the
House- at Harrisburg, topay the members
of the Legislature seven dollars per day ex
tra, from April 7th. This is one of the ex
penses resulting from the Democratic frauds
of last fall.
Another revenue officer h reported this
week as killed in the discharge of his duties
in the south. , We shall soon have to add a
civil service pension .list to the burdens af
the war.
Remember that the Democracy are re
sponsible for the prolonged session of our
State Legislature and the consequent uselcs
expenditure of large sums of 'the people's
money. .
It is stated that, there is a probability
that the bill making the State Treasurer
elective will pass both houses. It has al
ready past-ed the Senate.
The Supreme Court at V,Tashington has
affirmed the Constitutionality of the L-'gul-tender
AJ MTHxt ir.nt! .tet up iifargctyjt,iriiut at ptain
tytr.ifill b charged double usual rate.-:. JSotittx
S. M. PcTTKXoiLt. & Co.. 37 Park ltow. New York.
and Geo. P. Howell A Co.. 40 Park ltow, ie
York, are the sole ageiits fr the Journal in
that city, and are authorized to contract for in
serting advertisements for us at our lowest cah
ra-.es. Advertisers in that city are- requested to
leave their favors with either of the above houses.
POOR TAX. The tax payers of Law
farw4) t niv rwll I r, St r rti I lUKt fl tn litter
the undersigned at the Commissioners' office, on
Monday aud Tuesday of June Court. anJ pay
their poor tax. After the above date toe dt . li
en te will be placed in the bands of an officer for
eolleotipn. C. BKOWN,
31 ay o, ltj7I-3t. lunecior.
T)ISSOLIJTION. -The partnership here
tofore existing between the undersigned,
in tbe Foundrv business, at Cnrwensville. was
dissolved by mutual consent on the 7th December.
Ibi. ibe books and accounts are in me nanis
of Sir. J. M. Welch for eettlciueiit. who still con
tinues to earrv or) the business at the old star.d
T") ISSOLUTION. The partnership here
toloreexisting between the nn.ler.-igi e 1.
in the Furniture business,. in Clearfield, having
been dissolved rv mutual consent, the bu.-iues.-'
will he continued by Mr. Benner. The books of
the late firui are the hands of Mr. Fullerlou fir
sort foment.
M 3.'71-3t. BENNER i FUtLKUTON.
In Vvest Clearfield.
The undersigned has under his eon'ro' TL'N
VALUABLE TOWN LOTS. 51) y ITS feet, whirh
he offers for sale at a low figure. These lots will
be sold on easy terms One-third cash, one-tliiri
in one year, and one-third fn two years, without
interest. Persons wishing to purchase can see a
pin, of the tots at the ctSee of the undersiztied.
May 3.'71 tf. JU11N II Hi Lj-"jlU.
G. W. A. M., Prmcijuii.
Tbe first session of this institution will com
mence on Monday, the lith day of May next,
tc;-m uiontbs.
Pupils can enter at any time and will be charg
ed tuition from the time they enter until the
close of the session.
The coaise of instruction will embrace all
branches included in a thorough practical euu
cation for both sexes.
Vocal musii tsuirbt when desired
Good bopr line; c:in be ha t at public or prirato
houses at '1 II it EE UOLLAliS PI 11 WEEK.
Parents can be assured t!iat the ability and en
ergies ;f the Principal will fce devoted to ti e
mental and moral training of those placed under
his charge.
Terms of tuition vi'l be moderate, snd.can be
aoeor-ained by H-tdresi:ic; 1k. .1. lNtai. at New
Wnshina-ton. or the Principal tl. W. I.wrs. at
Ap'Hif. ntu:M."u euuiiij. j-a..tat nto wi:l be
at New Washington alter April 1st. Mar 22,"71.
For Sale .-it Auction.
There will be sold at Public
House, in Clcorhcld, on
!a'e, at the Court
Tuesday, June (1th, 1871,
at 2 o'clock. P. M .. the t'ollowiiij valuable vacant
lots. late tbe property of Js.uah ir'uilcriou. dee d.
Lois No. 73 N-. 74. 75, No. 7o, aod No. 77,
fronting on Third Street.
Lots No. 140 and No. Ii6, fronting on Loeusr
Lot No. 131 , on the cornet
kct Streets.
of Fourth and Mar-
Mojf of the above property is tbe most desira
ble for build iur K.ts now in'.Market, as will ap
pear by reference tothoplan ot s:iid linroueh. to
which persons desiring further information as to
location aod boundaries are referred.
TI K.MS. Ten per cent of the purchase m inev
to be paid when the property is s.ld. and the ba'
anre in twoequnl annual payments, with interest,
to be secured by Bond aid Morie.eiin the preui
ie; C. Kii A I7.ER.
Att'y for the heirs -f Isaiah luiierton dco'd.
May :t, lS7i-ts.
WOOL WANTi-D.-l OT, ,,0..n Is
' '.mt :mt.ol 4".i- v-.l.;..l, .1., I.:.. I.
n ioi HatitOil, Mr Vtilcll tllft liu'hr -
market price will !.e pa d, Word eaidiog will be
dor.o throughout the seasonal moderate prises
Wo a'su have on band a large stock of woolen
goods, eliouun t suoiilv all our ol.l ,is.i,,.,.
nd as in.iiiy new ones iti will give us a call
J?.ri!.,..2.'JL?mP1 I'eli-Mtun. Pcnn ip
TN T1IK COURT of Common HeM of
x Cleai field County. 1'a.:
Damel P. UloSu, ) So. 27 MVacii Term. 1s71.
&AKAU Ann Di.oo ) Subpoena ISnr Divorce.
The undersigned Commissioner, appointed iy
the Court to take testimony in the above ca-e.
hereby gives notice that be will attend to tbe du
ties of his appointment at bis office in the Moron
of Clearfield, on Wednesday tkeluh daiof May
A D., 1871, at 2 o'clock, p. in., whore all parties
The nnders'sneil takes pkaturo in announcing
to the citizen of Clearfield county, that ho has
opened an INSURANCE OFFICE, in Clearfield,
ra , where all may avail themselves of First Class
Life and Fire Insurance. The following Compa
nies are represented :
IIOME,jw York,
NORTH AMERICA, Philult'.phU,
VRAXKL1N, Philadelphia,
ENTERPRISE, Philadeyhta,
HANOVER. X,w Yort.
WYOMING, Willebdrre, Ta ,
Lancaster fire, Lancatur, pa ,
ALPS FIRE, Erie, Pa.,
I would warn all lo beware of Traveling Agents
representing Fire and Life Insurance Companies,
as you may easily be deceived.and if you do have
a loss, will be unable to Cad tha A-ent who in
sured you, or the Company yon are insured in.
WM. TUCKER, Esq., is connected with me in
the business, and any business entrusted to h im
will be promptly attended to.
Office opposite the Jocbsal OSes, over Harts-
wick t Irwin's Drug Store
Apa,'71-y J J0HJJ H, FULP0KD, Agent.
AVT ANTED a reliable' loan to hum a kiln
I T brick. Applvto A. IRVIN' A .'
Ox? ... ... - .
Such as HODS. LI.XES. KEELS. iooAV
White Lead, Zinc Paint, Linsetd Oil.Turaentii,
Tarnishes of all kinds, Colors, ia oil and
dry, aint and Varnish brushes
Clearfield. Pa -M a '89 '
and lanufetarers of
(nearly opposite the jiil),
Carpenters and Buildfrs will do well to exsm
lae our stock before purchasing elsewhere.
We sell the TIMK3 COOK
eat and best in the market.
;TuVE. the eheap-
Also. Heating. Parlor and Raftinj Stoves,
will be sold as cheap as any iu tbe county.
Special attention paid to ordering codj (Jt
parties who desire it.
done on reasonable teres.
April 12, 1 STL
Orphans' Court Sale
OF . .
Pursuant to an order of the Orr'ian
Cuurt of
iiearneni county, mere win be sold a:
sale, at the Court Jiousc. in ClearSeld. on
1 UD..U
Friday. Mav 12th, 1871
atloclockjP M . the fultowin; dcsrrilcl
estate, late of Jrhn Srackuian aceca.-ed. tr. i
A VA LUAbLK FAfc.M situ:e in iJir .r l t
ship, lyin s between tbe farm if Thouiss l.r ir 1
and the river at --tiallows' li arl&r." nl -ii ;
miles from the uio'.tii cf ler t'rrek and aV.tt
t'ae s:une di'tnnc from I.ecort?' Mills. b"u:.,'.l
by lauds of lbima Leonard. N K u.oiuit. ii.
M 'Govern, an 1 by the river. eu.-itainir, ah -ui cne
bundrcd and seventy p.er'-s. Tho h:ir.rov.Tn'-i.-.s
arc a com fo: table aud convenient i tliine hdu-a,
tiro stories, three rooms on fir-f duor. an t ttir.s
ro.'los on the se- oiid 3 i .r ; a Sto i spring of v.
ter and aso a well u t the door ; a poo 1 b:rk I ira
and all the usasi outhuildtne; a!! :n .-nod r-pir
About one hundred iu-res i i the 1-in i is cUnrsl
and in a fair sfalo of eulttvaiion Ma;h ot it i
underlaid with a rein of i; .o 1 coal. There is
ilsoas-ood orchard apon the property.
TEKMS. Onc-fourib in hind at time nf ti'.e ;
one-fourth at cm.finuatinn of falo. au I the bail
an'ce hi one year thareif'er.
Ap PJ-.-t. T.H?.il'jUlAV. Adia'r
fn pursuance of an orJer -f the ( han r.:rt
vl Clearfield county. Pa . the ui:J.-rsi-i,e j a ! ji:r
isfralortf the eftate of li ic!i:rd Arliersft . ! .-.a
at said county, deceased, will tell at pullicis.e.
on the prcmiici. on
Thursday, May 18th. l7i,
at 1 o'clock. P. M . the I'o'iowing ej.ribcd rci!
estate of said deceased, to --; : - 1 i ao.e tl.ir j
certain pic-.-s or traebs f.f l.'.n 1 s - n' in tl ra
eid toivit.-l. in. s;iid cou!'y.io'vio'."i as full-ms :
1. i. or.trinir, one ii a r'i :lrreS. liiora
or less, ht'.r.jr the jxe pren.ise where-tn
Kichnrd Asberai't lire I it tho :i us of i.U doji'u.
a ui having therein cr'.'!-:ol a 1 ;
an.! o:hcr cut'; uiidi: j'.
No 2 All the interest of s.
another ti a-t of land in s.iij tor.
the tract above mentioned, eoi.t
Mfrr-s. nt, u:t thirty i?re of will.
llollse, log
Ashrriift in
:j. u1 lOii ir
nins t::-y-6vc
impiuvemcti-s be: lie a trfo-s
loi b.irn. ai d other uatbuildiu'
ory ,
"lai.ll ho.
No J Am the- tract of Und adjoining or
near tho piece !a- t dercril-ed. eoMaiuimc eijht
acr..s and fifty 2vc percauj . more or kj i,ar:
cuared. 1
1 EKMS OF SALE 0e half cash on the eE
Srmation of mlo, and the bnlai.ne in . , v,-::r
ihirrafter. The l.i'Tir pavinent with inure,:,
t he seeu.ed by bos.1 on l mort -ml-" :n tt-.r or..
.e: and: k .m i;.v u:
,rii ii l '3f
Tn accordance with ari Act r.f i!!c Ge-.i.-i! A'
scmhly of this Commonwealth approve-lse 2."J
day ol March. A. Ii. 1S7U -re'u"r -o tl, c Meo
tion of taxi in the county of cieurS -i l " sle
is hereby pivrn to the tix'pavers rei i r.,- ia the
di;trii-ts blow n:iiued. th .t t.'.e .ty V- -surer,
in accordance with the aecoh.l -ection'of s.n-l Aet.
will al'on.t ot the pl.tce ot liL.!,iirii ti e borough
an.l township eiectious uu the f.i'ui-.:$ i.uti.ei
days, for ihe iurnoe of reeeivinc the Co-m-v and
State Taxei and Miliii. riaes as'e?;ei for l-7l:
For tl e r.rorihof Olearti-M an I l.:iwreie fwa-
ship. on Wednesday and 'ii;
uro.:a v. X .! r
and l.nh.
For the Borough rf Cnrwei.cville aiel
ship. Friday and Sjtu-d.iv Mr.v U.i.
Var Iv.irthaus. Tulay. M.i'v -'-i"
t ! 1 "c "vimrton. Wednesday. Mv ;tta.
For (Jirard. Thursday. Slu'y ?jth.
i-urotii5in. rriilay. .M-iy 2-ill.
ForOraham, Monj'sy M.iv 2.);h.
For Morris. Tu-s lay". 5Iuy"3uth.
For Ilecatur. Wedtcsuav. Mav 3ist.
I-or Otceola, Thursday. Juno 1st.
For Hotitrdale. Friday. Jur.e 21.
For Hogg. Saturday. Juue id.
Parties cau also pay their taxes at tic Trej-a-rer's
office nt any time lrom this forf.rd I ' os
all taxes paid on and previous to the d.ivs Jeg
rated, there wi;l be a reduction of five '--r c-n;.
Trie balance of the dimrirts rill i. mm ji u. ' J i
duc ,i!!'e LEVll FLK'iAI..
Apul, 2I5.'T1. Treurer
A Jaic and Female Ukli &'tool.
Each IEtAaTUEer Disnct a so CvMrnit 1
Tho Fourth Session of the pre:i:t rb-lsjtis
year, of this institution, eutisi-u't: in -V ndJ,
tho 1st day of Way. 1 ST I
Tupils can enter nt any Hum They iil t
charged witb tuition from the lime lhy n: ta
the close of the session
The course nf instruction embraces everyt'.iii
included in a thorough, practical at.J : n.;.lish
ed education of both secs
Orthography. Heading. Penmanship. I
Arithmetic, Primary tieogripby aci
Drawing, per session (11 wet-fcs).
Grammar, Local and Descriptive (Jeorsi by. MP
Drawing. History, Mental and Written Arith
metic, and Pencil Drawing. 5-5 C9
Algebra. Geometry, Trigonometry. Mens.iratioB,
Surveying Natural aud Moral Philoso; by, Ge
ology Physiology. Chemistry. Rhetoric. Physi
cal Geography, Book keeping Eotauy.ani r'en
eil Drawing, S3 W
Latin, Greek and French, with any ef the above
branches, $12 09
Pearl or Oriental Painting, 24 lessons, 12 0)
Monochromatic Painting, 2i lessons, 11 M
Crayon Drawing, 24 lessons, 10 00
Fancy Hair Work, 2t lessons, 12 "
Tapestry, ' S 09
Instrumental Music, 30 lessons, 13
1 1." Xo deduction will be made for absence.
rBr" students, from a distance ean bt accom
modated with boarding at low rates.
Any one, not a member ot tbe School, ess'
receive private instructions in any of the orna
mental branches.
For further particulars inquire of, or address,
Ket. P. L. HARRIS'), a.
April 24, 1971. Priueipa,