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BY S. J. ROW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1870. VOL. 16.-NO. 41. A0E03S THE WAY. jtrross the way re two windows bright. With curtains while as snow. Ar.d o'sr tbair folds of spotless whit lb. deacing fiemea wi'b ruddy light, fautasuc shadows throw ; bhjdows that earns and go. . fot th shadow that oftenest lingers there As the midnight hour draws near Jlit the graceful form of a lady fair, With waring waist and curling bair, Banding with listening ear A wall-known step to hear. Anl as the ni(rht wears on apace Cemes anether ibadow tall, TVi:b hasty step and manly grace, Stooping to meet an upturned face riajria' that waist ao small, Iilendsd, the shadows fall. A nKinant thus, by the cheerful light, ! the blended shadow thrown. Th'n darkness shades those windows bright la curtains of the gloomy night, And I am left alone No shadow but lny own. TWO NEPHEWS. At the p.irlor window of a .pretty villa, Bear Wa!:cn OD-Thauies. sat, one evening, t Jusk, an oU man and a young woman. The Wot the old man might be some sev enty ; while his companion had certainly not reached nineteen. Her beautiful, bea ming face, and active, light, and upright g'jre. were in strong contrast with the worn cotintename and bent frame of the old man; lut ia his eye, and in the corners of bis mouth, were indications of a gay self-confi-J..-3CC, which age and suffering had damped l'it not extinguished. "No use looting any more, Mary," said he; "neither John Meade nor Peter Finch will be her before dark. Very bard, that, when a sick uncle asks his two nephews to C'lmeand see him, they cau't come at once. The duty is simply in the extreme only to help uf to die, and lake what I choose to Lave them iu my will ! Pooh! When I vs a you!:;.? man I'd have done it for my u:ii!c with the utmost celerity. But the b r'J's Retting most heartless !" ' !:, sir!" said Mary. Aud what doe? 'Oh, sir !' mean?" said I.e. '"D'ye think lelian'tuic? Iknowbet-, ter. A little more and there'll be an end of i,U 15i!!y Coilett. He'll have left this dirty wur'j f.-r a cleaner to the great sorrow land advantage) of bis affectionate relatives! ! Give me a glass cf the doctor's SlUli. The airl poured some medicine into a g'.z. aiid Co'iett, after having contcinpla t J it Lr a usuuicnt with inSoiie di-guit, lastiaged to get it down. "I t-:I you what, Mi.? Miry J syne," said Lc, ' I -,i ,'u't by atjy ujeans a;p:ovc of your 'Oh. si: !' and 'Dear ir,' and the rest of it, wLca I've told you how I hate to bo called 'jir' all. Why you could not be more re ?;"etfui if you were a charity jrirl and I a l-ilie iu a gold leed hat. None of your livarense, Mary Jsyne, if you please. I've trm yoLr lawful guardian now fr six t; .u;i:. u,d you ouht to know iny likings ti.i thsiikiug.." ' .My poor father often told mo how you tl.sAe 1 ceremony, eaid Mary. "Y.iur poor father iol-J you q-.iitc right," f3 i Mr. Colittt. '"i'red. Jaync was a man u'txL-ii'. a capital iellovr! His on!y fault '.?a natural inability to keep a farthing in hi rocket. Poor I'ied ! beloved me I'm !" I:e Ji 1. lie Le-iuj'sthed tue hi only '::i';aui i: in't every fiicui would do t':at!" "A kind and j.-encreus protector you have l?en." "VV,i, I don't know ; I've tried not to be a Lrnt , lut I dure say I have been. Doa't 1 r-e; k roughly to you sometime ? Haven't I sivvn you iiood, prudent, worldly advice aLvti! John Me !e, and made myself q'liti disatrtcul.ii:, and like a truardiau? Come, eoDi' you love this penniless nephew of liiiue." "Penniless, indeed !" eaid Mary. "Ah, there it is !' ' said Mr. Coilett. "And what liiHr:e--s lias a poor devil of an artut io ia;! ir: ! :ve with my ward? And what l'U-.ms Las my ward to fall iu love with a ptvr devil of eu artist? But that's Fred. la do's daughter all over ! Haven't I two ! c;.hew? Why couldn't you fall in love ish the discreet one the thriving one? l'c:"r Ficch considering he's an attorney ! a worthy young man. He is industrious the extreme, and attends to other peo ! Luinjfs, only when he's paid for it. H: ilerj.isi-s feutiuient, and always looks to 'in; itsiii chance. Hut John Meade, my 'f-dt Mry, may spoil canvass forever, and erow rich, lie's all for art, and truth, social rcfotnj, and spiritual elevation, "al the Lord knows what. Peter Finch 15 "1 rsJo 'm his carriage, and splash poor Meade as he trudges on foot !" Tue harangue was here interrupted by a r "s' at the gate, and Mr. Peter Fincb was :iti-june,.'d. lie bad scarcely taken his seat "n- n aauther pull at the bell was beard, cJ Mr. Juhn Meade was announced. Mr. Coilett eyed his two nephews with iu'er sort of a smile." whilst tbey made speeches of sorrow at the nature of their T:;t- At ia-t stopping theta , ' Enough, boys, enouzh," said he, "let Sad some better subject to discuss than ike sute of an old man's health. I want t-J know a little more about you both. I hiveu't eeen much of you up to the present time, and, for anything I know, you may te rocucs or fools." John Meade seemed rather to wince un 'It this address; but Mr. Finch sat calm and eoriGdent. "To put a case." said Mr. Coilett; "this morning a poor wretch of a gardner came here begging. He could get no work, it tns. and said he was starving. Well, I knew something about the fellow, and I believed he only told the truth ; so I gave him a shilling to get rid of him. .Now I'm afraid I did wrong. What reason had I for giving him a shilling? What claim had he on me? What claims had he on anybody ? The value of his labor in the market is all that a workmau has a right to, and when his labor is of no Talue, why, then he must go to the devil, or wherever else he can. Eh, Peter? That's my philosophy; what do you think?" "I quite agree with you, sir," said Mr. Fiuch ; "perfectly agree with you. The value of their labor in the market is all that laborers can pretend to ; all that they should have. Nothing acts more percicidusly than the absurd extraneous support called charity." "Hear, hear!" said Mr. Coilett. "You are a clever fellow, Peter. Go on, my dear boy, go on." '"What results from charitable aid ?" con tinued Peter. "The value of labor i.i kept at aa unnatural level. State charity is state robbery ; private charity is public wrong." "That's it, Peter!" said Mr. Coilett. "What do you think of our philosophy, Mr. Meade?" ''I don't like it.; I don't believe it!" eaid John. "You were quite right to give the man a shilling I'd have given him a shil ling myself." "You would, would you?" said Mr. Coi lett. "You're very generous with your shillings. Would you liy iu the face of or thodox political economy, you Vandal?" "Yea," said John ; "a? the Vandals flew in the face of Home, and destroyed what had become a falsehood and a nuisance." "Poor John," said Mr. Colictt. "We shall never uiuke anything of htm, Peter, lieaily, we'd better talk of omcthin else. Mr. Meade, tell us about the last new nov el." They conversed on ranous topics, until the arrival of the invalid's early Led time parted uucie and nephews for the night. Mary Jzyne seized an opportunity, the next morning, after breakfast, tospcak with John Meade alone. "John." said she, "Jo think more of your own interest, of our interest. What occa sion for you io be so violent iast night, and eoutss diet Mr. Coilett so shockingly ? I saw Mr. Fiiitrh laughing to hiniself. John, you luu.-a be more careful or we shall never be married." "Well, Mary dear, I'll do my be?t," said John 3'ea Je. "It was that confounded Mr. Fincti, wish Lis chain of iron maxims, that made uic Jiy out. I'm not au iceberg, Mary." "Thank Heaven, you're not!" said Mary Jayne; "but an iceberg floats think of that John Meade. Kem;:nler, every time you offend Mr. Coilett you please Peter Finch." "Soldo!" said Juhn. "Yes, I'll re member that." "It you would only try to he a little mean and hard hearted," said Mary ; "just a lit tle to bcj:in with. Y'ou would only stoop to coi quer, John, stud you deserve to con quer. "May I gaiu my deserts, then 1" said Mr. MtaJe. "Are you uot to be my loving wife, Mary? And are you not to sit at liecdiewuik iu my studio, whilst I paint my great Lictw:ical picture? Ilow can this come to pass if Mr. Coilett will do nothing for us?" ' Ah, how indeed ?" said Mary Jayne. "but here's our friend, Peter Finch, com ing through the gate from his walk. Heave you together." And eo saying the with drew. "Wbaf.'Jchn Meade?" paid Peter Finch as he entered. "Skulking in doors on a fine morning like this 1 I've been all thro' the villege. Not au ugly place but wanta looking after sadly. Iioads shamefully muddy 1 Pigs allowed to walk ou the foot path !" "Dreadful!" exclaimed John. "I say you came out pretty strong last night," said Peter. "Quite defied the old man! Hurl like your spirit." "I have no doubt you do," thought Mr. Meade. ' "Oh, when I was a youth, I was a little that way myself," eaid Peter. "But the world the world, my dear sir soon cures us of all romantic uotious. I recret, of course, to sec poor people miserable ; but what's the use of regretting? It's no part of the busines of the superior classes to in terfere with the laws of supply and demand; poor people niut be miserable. What cau't be cured must be endured." "That is to "eay," returned Mr. John Meade, "what we can't cure, they must en dure?" "Exactly eo," said Peter. Mr. Coilett this day wa too ill to leave his bed. About uoon he requested to see his nephews iu his bedroom. They found h'.m proped up by pillows, lookiug very weak, but in good spirit as usual. "Well loys," said he, "here I am you see ; brought to au anchor at last ! The doc tor will be here soon, I suppose, to shake his! heal and write recioes. Humbug, my boys ! Patients can do as much for them wives, I believe, aa doctors can do for thetn ; they're all in - the dark together tho only difference is, that the' patients grope in English, and the doctors grope iu Latin!" "You are too skeptical, sir," eaid John Meade. "Pooh!" said Mr. Billy Coilett, "Let us change the subject. I waut your advice, Peter Finch and John Meade, on a matter that concerns your interests. I m going to make my will to-day and I don't kuo how to act about your cousin, Emma Briggi. Emma disgraced us by marrying an oil mac." .. "An oilman t" exclaimed John. "A vulgar, shocking oilman !" said Mr. Coilett ; "a wretch who not only sold oil, but soap, candles, turpentine, black lead, and birch brooms. It was a dreadful blow to the family. Her poor grandmother nev er got over it, and a maiden aunt turned Methodist in despair. Well, Briggs, Ithe oilman died last week, it seems, and his widow has written to ine, asking for assist ance. Now, I have thought of leaving her a hundred a year iu my will. What do you think of it? I'm afraid she don't deserve it. What right had she to marry against the advice of her friends? What have I to do with her misfortune?" "3Iy mind is quite made up," said Mr. Peter Finch ; "no notice ought to be taken of her. She made an obstinate and unwor thy match and let her abide the conse quences." "Now for your opinion, John," said Mr. Coilett. "Upon my word I think I must say the same," said John Meade, bracing himself up boldly for the part of the worldly man. What right had she to marry as you ob served with great justice, sir? Let her abide the consequence as you very prop erly remarked, Finch. Can't she carry ou the oilman's business?. I dare say it will support her very well." "Why, no," said Mr. Coilett; "Briggs died a bankrupt, and his widow and chil dren are destitute." "That does not alter the question," said Peter Finch. "Let Briggs' family do some thing for her." "To be sure 1" said Mr. Coilett. "Briggs' family are the people to do something for her. 8he mustn't expect any thins from us must she, John?" "Destitute, is she ?" sid John. "With children, too! Why, this is another case, sir. Y'ou fcurely ought to notice her to as sist her. Confound it. I'm for letting her have the hundred a year." "Oh, John, John! What a breakdown !" said Mr. Coilett. "So you were trying to follow Peter Finch through Stony Arabia, and turned back at the second step! Here's a brave traveler for you, Peter ! John, John, keep to your Arabia Felix, and leave stern er matters to very different men. Good bye, both of you. I've no voice to talk any more. I'll think over all you have eaid." He pressed their hands, and they left the room. The old man was too weak to speak the next day, and, in three days after that, he calmly breathed his last. As soon as the funeral was over, the will was read by the confidential man ot busi ness, who had always attended to Mr. Col lett'e afiairs. The group that sat around him preserved a decorous appearance of disinterestedness ; and the usual preamble to the will having been listened to with breathless attention, the uiau of business read the following in a clear voice : "I bequeath to my niece, Euiina Brings, notwithstanding th.it she shocked her fami ly by marrying au oilman, the sifiu of four thousand pounds ; being fully persuaded that her lost dignity, if she could even find it agaiu, would do nothing to provide her with food, or clothing, or shelter.". Mr. Meade smiled, and Mr. Finch ground his teeth but in a quiet respectable inau- r. The man of busiuess went on with his reading. "Having always held the opinion that woman should be rendered a rational and independent beiug and having duly con sidered the fact that society practically de nies her the right of earning her own living I heaeby bequeath to Mary Jayne, ' the only child of ni3' old friend, rred. Jayne, the sum of ten thousand pounds, which will enable her to marry or remain single, as she may prefer." John Meade gave a prodigious start upon hearing this, and Peter Finch ground his teeth again, but in a manner hardly respect able. Both, however, by a violent effort, kept silent. The man of business went ou with his reading. ' : "I have paid some attention to the char acter of my nephew, John Meade, and have been grieved to find him much possessed with a feeling of philanthropy, and with a general preference for whatever is noble and true over whatever is base and false. As these tendencies are by no means such as can advance him in tho world, I beqeath him the sum of ten thouand pounds, ho ping that he will thus be kept out of the workhouse, and be enauled to paint ms great historical picture, which, as yet, he has only talked about. "As for my other nephew, Peter Finch, he views all things in so sagacious and sel fish a way, and is so certain to get on in life, that I should only insult him by offer ing au aid which he does uot require ; yet from au affectiouate uncle, and entirely as a .stimonv for his mental acuteness, I ven tured to hone that he will accept a be quest of five hundred pouuds toward the completion of his extensive library of law hooks." How Mr. Peter Finch stormed and called names: how John Meade broke into a de lirium of iov; how Mary Jayne cried first and then laughed, and then cried and laugh- A tn-ntW ! all these matters I shall not attempt to describe. Mary Jayne is new Mrs. John Meade ; and her husband has actually bezun the great historical picture Peter Finch has taken to discounting bills, and bringing actions on them ; and drives about in his brougham already. THE STOLEN KISS. "Come hither, Harry, and confess Last night you very clumsy were ; Ton might have heard a rustling dress, And mother's footstep on the stair. "She says she saw you kis me, dear ; I really had forgotten it; 1 rowed you tried to smooth my scarf Because there was a knot in it. "But if you dared to steal a kiss. Why, clearly it was wrong of you ; And if you do not make amends, Why, we must taae a long adieu." lie a looped and kissad her rosy lips, For he had set his soul on oue. "Fergive me, dear," he lowly said, "I thus replace the stolen one " The Kan Who Never Expected to Own a House. One reason why working men never ac quire property, or become possessors of a home, or have a few dollars even laid up in a Saving's Bank against sickness or dull times, is the naked fact that they never ac quire the habit f suciug. In saving, "where there's a will there's a way." This maxitn is illustrated by a case within the personal knowledge of the writer. In 1850, when the subject of homes for the industrial classes was being agitated, the writer was interested in inducing poor men to obtain homes for themselves. Being a mechanic with many men in his employ, he constantly presented and pressed the sub ject upon their attention. Four of his men now own and live iu their owu houses who commenced saving by one, two and three dollars per week. One man to whom he applied, used this argntneut against (ten muking a trial: "J to ever own a hnme ! Why I am a man of forty years of age, have worked from my boyhood up, and between the landlord and tuy family I have never seen ten dollars in my hands that I could call my own over a Saturday night. Me own a house ! That's a practical joke !" The man was a (ypc of a large class for whom this is written faithful, industrious, contented to make Saturday night meet ; had reared a family of four children (all workers,) and had never seen ten dollars that ho could call his own over the week, and this simply because ha had never made the effort in earnest to save a dollar. Wages then (1350) was two dollars per day, about equal to four dollars per duy now (1870.) His employer, who understood men and why they could not save, nothing daunted by his workman's want of faith, insisted that he should make the triak He told him that one hundred dollars would purchase the land, and three hundred dollars build the house; that when the land was paid for, which could be done by siuiply saving two dollars per week for one year, he could get credit upon tha building, pay for it in three years, and be his own landlord ever after. Reluctlaiuly and faithlessly he allowed his employer to keep back the two dollars per week. At the end of two weeks he caine to his employer with a smiling face, and said, "Save out thi-ee dollars per week. I have concluded to pinch, and the old woman and the children are crazy at the thought of owning a home. They are on the piuch, too, and have saved three dollars this week. Take this three doilars the first they have ever saved in their lives and add it to the fund. I am bound to have a home." They had now ten dollars ahead in the world, with the brightening and cheering prospect of a home to live and die in, and this from making a commencement to save two dollars per week. The result of these savings was a nice cheerful home at Mount Vernon, twelve miles from New York city, where my hero lived for many years in comfortand happi ness, proud of his cottage, endeared to his family ; where his daughters were married, and where his widow still resides, with a homestead now worth, by improvements, and the rise of property, two thousand dol lars. . The moral of this true story is, Save. Make a commencement now. Put by even fifty cents or a dollar a week commence to pinch as all must who would become inde pendent of circumstances. If you cannot buy a homestead, save to start some "me-' chauical business for yourself, or what is far better, save two hundred dollars in two years, then ask the government to give you one hundred and sixty acres of land in the West for simply the asking, (your Uncle Sam will do it cheerfully and promptly,) then locate your future home on the soil, and commence lo piuch for two years, and you will have a home where the unwelcome landlord's agent comes uot where damp basements, bky-parlors, buggy bed-rooms, small-pox neighborhoods, coruer gin mills, filthy walls, chloride-of-hme alleys, bad neighbors and blasphemous oaths will never reach your ears and shorten your lives. Commence to save. Good authorities ou the subject of riEe shooting assert that cold weather diminish es the expaniive force of the gasses arising from the explosion of powder, and there fore, with the saine charge, same elevation of sights, and same distance, a bullet would strike lower in cold weather than in warm The density of the atmosphere exercises a similar influence. "Will you give me them pennies now?" said a big newsboy to a little one, after giv ins; him a severe thumping. "No, I won' t," rejoined the little on. "Then I'll give you another pounding." "Pound away 1 me and Dr. Franklin agrees. Dr. Franklin says, take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. Wut do Coildrix Die ? In answer to this question, the Medical' Recorder holds the following language: "The reason why children die is because they are not taken care of. From the day of birth they are stuffed with food, choaked with physic, splashed with water, suffocated in hot rooms and steamed in bed clothes. So much for indoors. When permitted to breathe a breath of pure air once a week in summer, and once or twice during the colder months, on ly the nose is permitted to peer into day light. A little later they are sent out with no clothes at all on the parts of the body which most need protection.' Bare legs, bare arms, bare necks, girted middles, with an inverted umbrella to collect the air and chill the other parts of the body. A stout, strong man goes out in a cold day, with gloves and overcoat, woolen stockingj and hick double-soled boots, with cork between and rubbers over. The same day, a child of three years old, au infant of flesh and blood and bone aud constitution goes out with hose as thick as paper, cotton socks, legs un covered to. the knees, neck bare, an expo sure which would disable the nurse, kill the mother outright, aud make the father an in valid for weeks. And why ? To harden them to a mode of dress which they are never ex pected to practice. To accustom them to exposure which a dozen years later would be considered downright foolery. To rear children thus for the slaughter pen, and then ay it to the Lord, is too bad. We don't think the Almighty has any hand in it." A Good Word for Good Humor. Every man should be sober sometimes. I once knew one so unfortunate as to be sober all the time, and yet an honest man. We have known men that never smiied, or sel dom, whose faces were rigid as an iron mask and yet they were kind, simple, and really reliable. But such are exceptionable cases. Uni form sobriety is presu mptively very much against a man. He who gives no play to the gentler feelings has something the mat ter with him that should be looked into be fore one trusts him. Mirth itself is not always honest. But it tends to openness. Mirth has better stuff iu it to make a man of than sobriety has. It, too, is used sometimes as a mask for hypocrisy ; but not half so often as sobriety is. Only consider hew many . men, quite empty and worthless, inwardly ncitherrich nor forceful, are kept agoing by the mere trick of gravity. When some men come to you it is like sunrise, liverytinng seem. to lane pew nic, nd shines. Other men bring night with them. The chill chadow of their sobriety falls upon every innocent gayety, and your feelings, like bird3 f t evening, stop sieging and go to their roost. Away with these fellows who go owling through life all the while passing for birds of paradise. He that cannot laugh and be gay shculd look well to himself. He should fast and pray until his face breaks forth into light. Good Advice. An unmarried man of 23 years, with about $3,000 cash, and tired of mercantile business and city life, wishes to engage iu farming (not knowing anything of the business), aud writes to the American Institute Farmers' Club for information, He gets the following answer : "Put all your money at luterest at seven per cent., on mortgage. Go hire yourself to a thrifty, mouey making farmer ; work lor the first month for your board. Then get him to give you somethins till you can make nearly lull wages as a farm hand. See everything, aud remember what you see. Head larni books and papers, lo a year or two buy a place on which the first installment is $1,000. Use $1,000 forstock and tools ; keep the other $1 ,000 at interest and go to work.( When you have been on the farm a year marry tome young woman who cau raise chickens and knows how to make pantaloons." A singular illustration of the danger of impersonal personalities was lately afforded iu Pottsville, Pa., when the Miners' Jour nal inadvertantly stated that there was a man in the place who had been drunk for thirty- five years. The editor was thereupon called to account by at least twenty different .per sons, who insisted that the item was a per sonal attack upon them. The man he real ly referred to, the editor says, "is sharp enough to keep his mouth shut about it, but keeps ou drinking just as if not a word had been said." The advance picket of the grand army of mosquitos has made its appearance. We will, no doubt, soon have an attack in full force. If the specimen we noticed is to be taken as a guide, wo would suggest to our readers lo procure their mosquito uets of the finest and closest bar for he was "stunner," and would "draw blood" every time. An Irish gentleman parting with a lazy sprvnnr. was asked with respect to her in dustry, whether she was what is termed a- fraidofwork. "Oh, not at all!" said he, "not at all ; she'll frequently lie down aDd fall asleep by the side of it. There are two reasons why some people Inn'r mind their own business. One is that they haven't any business and the sec ond that they have no mind to bring to it if they had. This kind of humanity is common as three meals a day. An Irish schoolmaster wrote the follow ncr innv for one of his pupils : "Idleness j covcrcth a man with nakedness." r j Silfishxess. Selfishness is the beset ting sin of onr fallen nature. It interferes with and adulterates the love of our neigh bors ; it excludes from our bosoms the love of God. Bnt self love, so far from being an illegitimate principle, is an essential part of the constitution of every sentinent existence, and in the second great comuiaudmcnt is as sumed as such, and constituted, as has just been said, the standard of our love to oth ers. The reasoning of the Apostle Paul is beautifully correct when he says, "He that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any ether command ment it is briefly comprehended in this say ing namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. Love workcth no ill to his neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law." In its heart searching spirituality, its precision and simplicity, its readiness for application, its force of united appeal to tha understanding and to the heart, its compre- ensivencss, both as to the objects it em braces and the dispositions and conduct it inculcates towards them, this precept is di- inely worthy of the place it holds. Tak- ng love to God and love to our neighbor together, well might our divine Master say to them, "on these two commandmenU hangs all the law and the prophets." A week or two ago the Governor of Ohio offered five hundred dollars reward for the arrest of a man named John Smith. There are one hundred and ten counties in Ohio, and in less than two days the Sheriffs of all these counties arrived in Columbus, each with a man named tiotin fcinuh. Uunng the succeeding days over two thousand de tectives, policemen and private citizens from Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiaua, West Virginia, and Illinois, arrived iu Col- mbus, every fellow bringing with him some unhappy wreteh named John Smith; and more arrive every day. The aggregations of Smiths at present in Columbus is simply awful ! And the worst of it is that every man insists that his Smith is the particular Smith mentioned in the proclamation, and te is going to have that five hundred dol lars or hash the Governor right up. The Governor is trying to decide whether to pay the reward to every man in the lot or to re sign. We knew this Smith business would get somebody into trouble some day or oth er. It has been greatly overdone. We have had too much of it much too much. SMARTNESS. Ibere is haraiy a young man that goes out into life who does not want the reputation of being smart before he is smart. There is hardly a tincle circle in which you see a half a dozen young men that you do not see them aping somethiug; making believe ; "putting on airs," as the saying is. lusy wisn to nave tue appear ance of bravery, a position, or something else, which they have not attained. They arc not willing to creep before they walk. The very beginning of life developes a ten dency in men to false appearances ; to insin cerity ; to an estimation which is radically unmanly; to' desire to have what does not belong to them ; what they have no right to claim by reasou of anything they are, or that they have been. To be without pre tence, to desire to have only that which you can legitimately lay claim to, of praise, of sympathy, of reputation, of means to have a manly pride, by which you fchall be the factor of that which is in your own posses sion that is thoroughly salutary. Au hon est manhood scorns pretence and appear ances. These are the signs of unripeness, not only, but they are yicious, bad signs in a child. A Tougu Story. An old fellew who never yielded the palm to anyone in reeling a knotty yarn, was put to his trumps at hearing a traveler state that once he saw a brick house placed upon runners and drawn up a hill to a more favorable location, some half a mile or more distant. "O, fudge," said the old man, "I once saw a two-story stone uouse, down east, drawn by oxen three miles." A dead silence ensued. The old man ev idently had the worst end o it, and saw it. Gathering his energies, he bit off a huge bit of pig tail, by way of gaining time for thought; "they drasred the stone house," said the old man, ejecting a quantity of to bacco juice towards the fire place; "but that wasn't tho worst of the job artcr they'd done that, they went back and draw- ed the cellar." The stranger gave in. "I think," said Mr. Bronson Alcott.once in conversation, " tnat wnen a man lives on beef he becomes something like an oi ; if he eats mutton he begins to look sheepish, and if he eats pork may he not grow swi nish?" "That may be," said Dr Walker, of Cambridge, "but when a man lives on nothing but vegetables, I think he is apt to be pretty small potatoes." In a Western town the following "drop letter" was picked up on the sido walk : "Dearest C, your boots are inside the gar den fence at the south-east corner, under a piece of old carpet. Doa't come any more, for Heaven'a sake I The old man swears he'll blow the top of your head off. Your affectionate B. " Wooden pavements are popular in the West. A St Joseph City councilman is reported to have delivered the following Epeech at the last meeting ot the councu . "Mr. Mavnr. and irentlenien of the council, lf n a lav nnr rinarla together and make a wooden pavement." !u.omc$ girfrtcrtj. AW. WALTERS, Attohhkt at Law, . Clearfield, Pa. Ofcce in the Conn House. Ur ALTER BARRETT, Attorney at Law, Clear field. Pa. May 13, 1S03. J B. GRAHAM A BOSS, Dealers in Dry-Goods, . Groceries, Hardware, Queensware, Wooden ware. Provisions, etc., Maraet Ht, Clearfield, Pa. BIOLER A CO Dealers R.rt..r. . ind manufacture of Tin and Bhsat-i ran '" --econa otreet, Clearfield, Pa. Mar '70. HF. NAUGLE, Waten and Cloek Maker, and . dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Aa. Boom ia Graham's row, Market street. Not. IS. HBUCHER EWOOrE, Attorney at Law.Clear . field. Pa. OlEcs inGraham's Row, fonrdoo a west of Graham & Coy n ton's store. Nov. 10. rpHfrs J McCULLOCGH, Atto.st-at-Law, X Clearfield, Pa. All legal bnsinesa prompt ly attended to. Oct. 27. 18. ItrM. REED. Market Street, Clearfield. Pa., V Fanny Dry Uoods. White Geeda. rioiiooa. Embroideries, Ladies' and Genu' Famishing Hood, etc June 1,'7Q. A I. SI! AW, Dealer in Drug. Patent Medicines, . Fancy Articles, etc.. and Proprietor of Dr. boyer's West Branch Bitters, Market Street, Clearfield, l a Jan 14, 70. F. B READ, M. D., PsrsiriA and 6cbgos Kyiartowa. Pa., respectful! offers his oro- iummudbi Kervicea ;o tne citizens or tnat place ana orroundinsr country. Apr. 2(Mlm. CKRATZER, Dealer in Dry-Goods. Clothing, ; Hardware, Qaeensware, Groceries, Provi sions, etc.. Market Street, nearly opposite tha Court House, Clearfield, Pa. June, lSf.5. JB M'EX ALLY, Attorney at Law. Clearfield . Pa. Practicos in Clearfield and adjoining lounties. Office in new brick building of J. Both t m, 2d street, on door south of Lanieh's Hotel. I TEST, Attorney at Law. Clearfield, Pa., will . attend promptly to all Legal business entreat ed to his care in Clearfield and adjoining coun ties. Office on Market street. July 17, 1867. rnliOMAS H. FOKCEY. Dealer In Eqnar and J Sawed Lumber, Dry-Goods. Queensware, Gro ceries. Flour. Grain, Feed, Bacon, Ao., Ao., Gra hamton. Clearfield county, Pa. Oct 19. HARTSWICK A IRWIN. Dealers in Drags, Medicines. Paints. Oils. Stationary. Perfume ry, iancy Goods, Notions, etc., etc.. Market street. Clearfield. Pa Dee. 6. 1885. - . I KRATZER A EON, dealers in Dry Goods, V J. Clothing. Hardware. Qaeensware. Groee-. ries, Provisions, Ac, Second Street Clearfield, Paj Dee. 27, 188S. JOHN GUELICH. Manafaotnrer of all kinds o-Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearfield, Pa Ho also makes to order Coffins, on abort notice, and attends funerals with a hearse. AprlS,'59. RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign and D mestio Dry Goods, Groceries. Flour, Baoen, Liquors. Ac. Room, on Market street, a few doors west ot J ournal OJiet, Clearfield, Pa. Apr27. "TTTALLACB A FIELDING, ATroawBTS at Lav Clearfield, Pa. Offio in residence of W. A. Wallace Legal business of aU ainds attended to. with promptness and fidelity. (Jan.5,'70-yp ', A. WlLLiri. FBAia riELBIHO W. SMITH, Atto&hbt At Law, Clearfield Pa., will attend promptly to business en trus'ed to bis care, umc en second Boor x Bw building adjoining County National Bans, and. noarly opposite the Court House. June 30, '69 FREDERICK LEITZINGER, Manufacturer ef all kinds of Stone-war. Clearfield. Pa. Or ders lolicited wholesale or retail. He alsokeepsi on band and for sale an assortment of earthen ware, of his own mannfaetnr. Jan.I,8S3 MANSION HOUSE. Clearfield, Pa This, well known hotel, near the Court House, ia worthy the patronas ofthepublie. The table will be supplied with tha best in th market. Tho best of liquors kept. JOHN DOUGHERTY. JOHN H. FULFORD, Attorney at Law, Clear field. Pa. Office on Market Street, over Uartswick A Irwin's Drug Store. Prompt attention, given to tb securingofDounty claims, Ae.,and to all legal business. March 27, 1887. A I THORN, M. D., Physician aktv xx- Shroeon. having located at Kylertown, Pa., offers his professional services to the eiti sens ot that place and vicinity. Sep.29-ly W ALBERT, t ERO'S..DeaIrs in Dry Goods, , Groceries, Hard ware. Queensware. Flonr Ba con, etc.. Woodland. Clearfield oounty. Pa. Also extenfive dealers in all kindsof sawed lumber shingles, and square timber. Orders solicited. Woodland, Pi.,Aug. 19th, I8B3 .I)R83d P. BCRCnFfELD Late Surareon of the. 83d Rog't Penn'a Vols., having returned from the army, offers his professional services to the citizens of Clearfield and vicinity. Profes sional calls promptly attended to. Office on. South-East corner of 3d and Market Streets. Oct. 4. 1S65 6mp. (SURVEYOR. The undersigned offersr his services to the public, as a Surveyor. II may b found at his residence ia Lawienc township, when not engaged; or addressed by lerter at Clearfield, Penn'a: Maroh GtU, 1867.-tf. J4ME5 MITCHELL. JEFFERSON L I T Z, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Having located at Osceola. Pa., offers his profes sional services to th people of that place and sur rounding, country. All calls promptly attended to. Office and residence on Curtin Street, former ly occupied by Dr. Klin. May 19, '89. GEORGE C. KIRK. Justin of th Peace. Sur veyor and Conveyancer. Luthersburg. Pa. All business entrusted to him will be promptly at tended to. Persona wishing to employ a Survey or will do well to give him a call, as h flatters himself thstt h can render satisfaction. Deeds of conveyance, articles of agreement, and all legal papers promptly and neatly executed JeS'70-yp A L L A C A WALTZKB. Rbal Estatb Acbxts ad Coittbtabcbbi, Clarfild, Pa - Real estate bought and sold, titles examined, taxes paid, conveyances prepared, and insuran ces taceu. Office in new building, nearly opposite Conri Hous. Jan 1870. w. A. W M.LAC i. 1I.4XB WALTBKS. OOLDIERS' BOUNTIES. Arecentbill has ia.ssed both IIonesof Conrrew.and signed by the President, giving soldiers wbe en listed prior to 22d July. 1361. served on year r more and war honorably discharged, a boaaty of". CifBonntics and Pensions sellected by at far thosntitlcd to them. WALTER BARRETT, Att'y at Law. Aug. 15th, 1864. Clearfild,Pa. T K. BOTTORF'i PHOTOGRA PH OA LLER T, If ABC BT STRBST, CtBABVIBtO, B!B'A. Negatives mad in cloudy as wH as In . lsr weather Censtantlv n hand a good assortment of Frames. Stereoscopes and btereoeeopi VUws. Frames from any styl of moulding, mad U orf. 'cHKOMbS 'a SPECIALITY. Dee, a.'68-jy- l-fi-tf- - ' RANKING A COLLECTION OFFICE ' McGIRK A PKRR9, eeassora to FosUr. Parks, Wright A C., PaiLir lavas, Cbbtbb Co., Pa. Wher aU th basin ef a Banaing Hus will b transacted promptly and apoa th xet fvrbl Unxta. MarA M.-tf. j.j.m'bb. aww-raaxia. t if 'I it