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Raftsman's Jirantal. .J. BOW, DITOK AJIO rROInIETOB. CLEARFIELD, PA., OCT. 12, 1S70. During the year ending Jane 30lh, 1870, 40.403 Canadians annexed tbcmselrcs to the United States by emigration. One Thousand Dollars worth of living black bass are to be placed in the Deleware river, in hopes of stocking that stream with that valuable and edible fish. For the first time in the history of this country one of the States of the Union, New Hampshire, will show a falling off in population by the census returns. Cotton-Picking is going on quite vigorous ly in Texas. The crop is good, and there are no complaints of a difficulty to obtain hands. The usual price paid for picking is seventy five cents per hundred pounds. The juiy in the Superior Court of the State of Maryland returned a verdict on Monday compelling the Baltimore and Ohio railroad company to pay $10,000 to the widow of James Dougherty, who was run over and killed by the cars on that road near Sykesville, in October, 1863. This is the second trial, the jury at the firft trial bringning in a verdict of but $4,000 The Press says: The only deplorable circumstance in the downfall of Napoleon is the distress into which the poor wife, Eugenie, is plunged by her husband' s folley. A brave and true woman, she deserved a worthier husband and a better fate. Her advice to him in the beginning of tl e war, as it is discovered in an intercepted despatch breathes wisdom of the profoundest charac ter. Had the Emperor taken that counsel the Empire might Dot be a thing of the past. The North China IJerall speaks of a trea ty recently entered into between China and Japan for the expulsion of foreigners. If this be so, the logic of modern artillery will, no doubt, be brought to bear in the premises by the Western powers, in order to protect the European and American residents in the trading ports of those countries. The horrible slaughter of the priests and nuns at Tien-tain has not yet been atoned for, lut we may soon learn that the l'nalisli am) French fleets have exacted reparation. The result of the plcbiscitum in the Eter nal City was to be expected, but its glory lies in the almost unexampled unanimity of the vote. The Pope may indeed tremble, and cherish thoughts of flight anywhere, even to the shores of England's Malta, when but fifty men, and they priests, could be found iu the city to raise their voice and pole a vote in his behalf. The unity of Italy is nominally achieved ; the release of Garibaldi and the lengthening of the people's tether is all that is required to make it a fact. General Steinecker and Mr. Wolf, a prominent German of Washington city, call ed upon the President upon matters of busi ness, and in the course of the interview the conversation turned upon the European war. The attention of the President was called to the fact that certain papers had given what purported to be his view, whereupon he unhesitatingly said that all such statements were unauthorized. He especia Hy pronou n ced absurd the report telegraphed to a New York paper that he had expressed a doubt of the ability of the Prussians to take Paris. He does not recollect having said anything that would afford a foundation for the report. On the contrary, he is of the opinion that Paris must surrender if the I'ru.-.-ians con tinue the siege any length of time. With the surrender of the fortress of Strasburg to the Prussians, we learn the fearful devastation inflicted on the town, one of the oldest and finest in the southeast of France. The magnificent cathedral has, contrary to former reports, been considera bly damaged. Its grand old tower has been 6adly shaken, and its Gothic tracery, orna ments and butiresscs generally injured and broken. Still it is believed that the body of the catherdral is unshaken. The public library, with its quaint old specimens of early printing, has been destroyed, and the theatre and railway depots are burned to the ground. The havoc among public buildings and private dwellings has been fearful, as also the distraction of bridges. It speaks well for the brave inhabitants that they are already talking of rebuilding their city and restoring the cathedral to its former beauty. It is now reported that the Dominionists have not improved matters be sending f roops up into the Winnipeg country to suppress Kiel's rebellion. Even the volunteers sent there at so much expense are said to set the laws at defiance, and Governor Archibald has not the power to restore order or main tain peace. Arrangements have been already made to overthrow the present administra tion, drive the Hudson Bay Company out of the country and seize upon what there is of power and spoils. One peculiar feature of the present movement is the intense hos tility displayed toward Americans, none of wnom are permitted to live in the Manitoba country. We do not pity the Dominionisls, as they might have saved both the expendi ture and expense by dealing fairly and honorably wub the Winnipeg people. 15ut the bad treatment ot Americans, should it become a positive rcrsciut:on,should receive prompt attention at the hands of our government. THE FBENCH PRUSSIAN WAR. What is Doing. London, October 1. Advices from Ver sailles, via Rouen, 30th September, con tain the following news. Spade work, which had been going on vigorously the past three or four days in the Crown Prince's army, was suddenly interrupted at six o'clock this morning by a sharp attack of the enemy. The French in force made a sortie from the city in the direction of Forts d'Isay nod Montrouge. They attacked the sixth Corps occupying the right of the Crown Prince's army, at that time another large force as saulted the coniniaud of General Purott. The object of the attack was evidently to interrupt the works of the investing force. The French force drove the Prussians from their positions and occupied them before reinforcements could come up. Immediate ly alter the attack commenced, the Crown Prince and staff hastened from their quar ters at Versailles to the field of action. The French troops advanced under cover of a heavy fire from their forts, the advance posts of the Sixth Corps meantime falling back to the main line. After nearly three hours' hard fighting, during which the Prussian lines were unshaken, the French gave way before a heavy fire of artillery, retreating toward their forts. As soon as the backward movement commenced by the French the Fifth German Corps took the offensive, vigorously following the French, cutting off their flight and capturing many prisoners. The French troops behaved bet ter than on former occasion?, but they were compelled to retreat in disorder. The Prus sians loss is roughly estimated at four or five hundred. Over four hundred priso ners were taken. Every day increases the strength of the Prussian position. London, October 2. We have news that the national guards of the army of Ilouen had their first brush with the enemy yes terday, near IJounierres, about forty miles from Paris, in the forest of Rosny. The national guard behaved very gallantly. For two hours it had the advantage, driving the Germans back through Mantcaiwhere many were killed in a desperate conflict on the bridge over the Seine, and nearly to Mczy, where reinforcements of artillery and cav alry came up to the Germaus from Man heim, and these in their turn regaining the offeusive, drove the French back iu consid erable disorder and with heavy loss. At the latest advices, the Germans occupy Nantes, the bridges over the Seine, the Magny and the Faubourg of Liuiay. Com munication is reopened, however, by Am iens, with Rouen. The siege of Siossons continues. Sorties of the garrison have been rer. ulsed by the Roudsburg, Waidenburg and Frank tort Landwher and the Thirteenth Corps. The French have asked a truce for the burial of dead. The losses of the Germans have been trifling. Dismark formally denies that any dispo sition exists on me pan of I'manla in make France a second rate power. The occupa tion of Strasburg by the Germans was sol emnized on September 3Jth by religious services in the church of St. Thomas. The Germans took 170 guns, valued at 2,000,000 francs. The property in the bank is esti mated at 8,000,00-) francs and there is an immense quantity of muuitious and cloth ing. A dispatch from Colinar, Sunday, says: Another body of 80,000 Germans have cros sed the Rhine and are movin? on Mu!lioiie; another body hi near Schletadt and Neuf chateau. Loxtor, October 4. Advices from Bitsche represent the condition of the town as distressing. Before the bombardment the mob plundered shops, and the popula tion, takinglrefuge in cellars, were either suf focated or burned to death. NEt FdiATEAC, October 2, via Toms, 4." It is rumored iere that the body of Von Mokke was in the lead coffin which recently passed through Toul. Von Moltke is a native of Mecklenburg. Tours, October 5. Dispatches just re ceived here from Chartres, dated to-day, contains the following: The Prussians gain ed some advantages ntar Eperon yesterday, which opens that place to their arms. They bombarded Ejveron, and for a time the Mo biles and francstircurs fought courageously, but were unable to contend against the vig orous artillery fire of the enemy. It is reported here to-day that there is fighting going on near Orleans. A dispatch from Belfast says that the francs-tireurs had defeated a detachment of the new Prussian army which recently cros sed the Rhine near Colmar. Fontainebleac, October 5. A detach ment of Prussians, several hundred strong, made an attack on the francs-tireurs, near here, and were handsomely repulsed. The Prussians retreated towards Challey. Berlin, October 5. The French make unsuccessful sorties from Metz almost daily. The Prussians are invariably warned by their vidcttcs of the approach of the French and the latter, in every instance, are imme diately assailed and driven in. Their los ses, consequently, are heavy. Torus, October 6. The battle which oc curred near Chateau Caillaud, on the 4th, has been productive of important results. The Prussians were defeated and forced to re'rtat. The position taken by the French was one that necessitated the evacuation of Pithivirins by the enemy. The Prussians abandoned that point with so much precipi tation that many cattle and a large amount of forage, etc, were left behind, all of which fell into the hands of the French. Amiens, October C On Monday the French made a brilliant sortie from Sios sons, drove back the Prussians a considera ble distance, burned their supplies and shel ter, and having effected these exploits re tired within the Siossons gates. Another column of Germans, marching to Fouuinebleau, was ambushed, routed dnveu back with serious loss to Chailley, 1 he Germans now occupy Beauvais in strong force, and are threatening Ronen Tours. October 6.-News has been re ceived h. re that the Prussians have now completed all the arrangements for the shelling and attacking of Paris, aud that their guns aud mortars are iu position. The spirit of the population, however, is un daunted. Advices received show that the garrison are prepared at any moment to second such an attack as the forces outside the Prussian lines may make. The French are aware that some time must elapse ere an offensive movement can be made, and they use the delay in drilling and arming the Mobiles. Torus, October 6. Gen. Rigan reports from Chevilly on Wednesday, that he had reconnoitered toward Tours with three bri gades of cavalry and infantry and a few guns. He reached Chisses, surrounded the village and took five Bavarians prisoners and some guns. Ressayer's brigade turned the village in the right, and the enemy s cavalry, five hundred strong, supported by 2,000 infantry were obliged to retreat pre cipitately toward Paris. The French pur sued them three hours' march beyond Tours. Gen. Rigan ascertaining the pres ence, with their forces, of Prince Adelbert, of Saxe Meinengen, and of Prince Adel bert, of Saxe Altenburg. A drove of cat tle was captured by the French. Berlin, October 7. A dispatch from Versailles announces that the French guer rillas, who infest that vicinity, have am bushed and shot the Crown Prince of Wur temburg while he was riding in the Park of St. Cloud. His escort was assailed with a perfect rain of bullets. AH escaped except the Crown Prince, who was wounded. He was immediately conveyed to the village. His injuries are serious. The escort wheel ed quickly and rode into the woods, but the assailants had vanished. The free-shooters swarm in the Park and through the forest of St. Cloud, and cause great mischief by firing upon every Prussian soldier or sentry in that direction. They attack the couriers and harrass all communication between St. Cloud and Versailles. The Fourteenth German Army Corps, under Gen. Von Werder, left Strasburg and took up a line of march into the South of France yesterday. They will probably effect a junction with the army ot Gen. Von Tresknow, near Belfort, and contiuue the movement southwardly. Torus, October 7. The villages about Eperial are filled with troops. The Perfect of Eperail telegraphs midnight on the Cth to the Minister of the Interior that a com bat took place yesterday between the towns of Lain and Bruyeres, against 10,000 Prus sians supported by artillery. The French troops, aided by the National Guards, held their position. A dispatch from Evercux shows great enthusiasm "on the part of the National Guard, who are rising en manse, to resist requisitions. The voyage of Gambetta from Paris to day was full of adventure. The baloon came down to the ground, just outside the walls of the city, threw out ballast and raised, passing slowly over the Prussian lines ; came down again near Crell ; saw the Prussians and were forced to throw out bal last, traveling sacks and shawls. It rose lowly Afwin &ol t allot juct graKod tho Hair of Gambetta. Near Mt. Didicr the baloon came down among trees and was torn. Gam betta and party got a conveyance and went to Amiens. Just the other side of the woods in which they landed were the Prus sians. Torus, October 8. Gambetta is here. Nothing can be decided about the elections until the Council meets to-morrow. We have news from Paris to the 7th. Gam betta is expected tbfre to morrow. News from Chartres to the 7th states that the francs tireurs were defeated at Abils. One hundred and thirty Prussian horsemen cap tured sixty of the French and many horses. A dispatch received from the Mayor of Arthenay states that eight hundred francs tireurs had driven back the force of Prus sians. The Prussians have attacked New Brei sack. The cannonading is sharp, and the besieged are answering vigorously. Versailles, October 9. Afternoon. Last night the entire garrison of Met, in cluding the National Guard, made a sortie to the North on both banks of the Mosselle. Their attack was on the intrenched positions of the Germans, which was repulsed, when they returned to the fortress, with a loss of 1 ,500 men. The Prussians lost six hundred men. The killed, wounded and prisoners of the French army, in the campaign, from Saar brucken to Sedan, it is calculated amounts to 230,834 officers and men. The killed and wounded amount to 95,000 distributed as follows: In the battles and retreat from Wis senbourg to the Moselle, 30,000 men ; in the battles around Metz, 25,000; and in the bat tles around and at Sedan, 40,000. The pris oners alone number 2.574 officers, and 132, 250 men, making a total of 145,824, of whom 32,000 were taken in the battles around Se dan, and 2,325 officers and 81,450 men, or 86,765, at the capitulation. The prisoners taken at Laon, Toul and Strasbourg, it is calculated, will swell the losses to 250,000. To these must be added the 70,000 men of Bazaine's army, cooped up in Metz, and the fugitive detachments, amounting to 5,000 or 6,000 men, which, escaping from Sedan into Belgium, were disarmed and made prisoners. It is, therefore, believed that of the stand ing army ot 350,000 men which Napoleon had at his disposal when the campaign com menced, less than 50,000 able bodied men are now in the service of France. The loss es in materials of war are also immense. The official report gives the capture of 10, 280 horses, 102 mitrailleuses, 887 field guns and heavy artillery, over 406 wagons, sever al pontoon trains, large quantities of small arms, ammunition, clothing, equipments, forage and provisions. The French losses in the retreat of McMahon from Woerth, embrace 10,000 woolen blankets,40,000 bags of rice, coffee and sugar; large quantities of wine, rum and tobacco, the latter articles being valued at $400,000. The losses of the German army in killed and wounded, thus far in the campaign, are estimated at 150,000 men, but King William has still over 500,00t) soldiers at his disposal A mad has been found at Oxford, 111., who was bitten by a rattlesnake seventeen years ago and is still taking whisky for the bito. Tbb Virginia Flood. Accounts con tinue to come in of the distraction of pro perty and the loss of life in the lower valley of Virginia, and are truly heartrending. At Castlenian Ferry, Jefferson county, the destruction is complete. All the bouses sixteen in number were driven from their moorings by the surging waves, and the main building of a hotel and a storehouse alone are left to mark the spot. The Bessy Company lose heavily, the whole of the trestle-work and all the bridges from Har per's Ferry to Shenandoah City being swept away. It is supposed that it will take at least a month to repair damages and resume the running of the trains on the Winchester branch to Harper's Ferry. The mail train now runs to Halltown, and mails and passen gers are transported to and from that point and the ferry in coaches and wagons. Every building from Shenandoah City to Hall's Works is gone, and from Hall's Works to the old Shenandoah Bridge but few houses are standing, tho whole number destroyed in the vicinity amounting to forty or fifty. John 1'. Lewi was drowned and his house near the mill at Rockford was swept awsy. The steam saw mill of George M. Eichel berger, near the Clark line, was also swept away. Joshua Myers' barn aud all his buildings, except one, were destroyed. Johnson's large woolen factory, at the mouth of Bullskin Run, was submerged to the sec ond story. The old ferry house at Shan nondale, Walraven's saw mill and house, the fine distilleries of Messrs. Avis & Co., with their still and fixtures complete ; also the dwellings of Mary Van Vacter, Joseph Starry, James Harris, Jefferson, fits., the dye-house and other outhouses in Watson's factory, were swept away, and the mills, stock and machinery very considerably damaged. The destruction of Key's Ferry was complete ; the old mansion house in the occupancy of Daniel AUstadt, who had scarcely fucceeded in removing his family before the house and stabling and farming implements became common fogd for the raging waters. John G. Cockerill lost $4,000 in bonds, which he had spread out on a table in the house to dry. A number of lives are repor ted lost between Harper's Ferry and Staun ton. They are estimated at nearly one hundred. On Saturday evening Mr. Jesse L. Sav age, a resident of New Haven, on a busi ness visit to New York, sat in the reading icg room of the Frankfort Hotel, counting some fifteen hundred dollars he had that day drawn from a city batik. After dark on the next (Sunday) night Mr. Savage was found by an acquaintance leaning against a fence in a lonely spot in the city of New Haven, with five or six deep cuts in the abdomen, three in the neck, and three in the arm, and with his pocket book rifled of bis$l,5(!0. After counting his money in the reading room at the Frankfort Hotel, Mr. Savage, it appears, took the New Haven boat Continental for home. On the boat he drank several times at the bar with two men unknown to him. When he reached New Haven he immediately started for home. It was about nine o'clock at night, and his way led through a sort of lane. Suddenly he was assaulted from behind, and in the struggle that ensued he was cut and stabbed as specified. He did not rec ognize his assailants. It is not thought that the unfortunate man will recover, nor have the ruffians who attacked him been arrested. This case should serve as a warn ing. It is impolitic both to exhibit a large sum of money in a public place, and to form temporary intimacies with the people met while traveling especially at a bar and over a glass of whisky. The utility of ballooning seems at last to be demonstrated, now that the world is in debted to this art for the means of commu nication with, in many respects, its chief city. The aerial trips performed by various balloonists from Paris have had the most practical ends in view, and have generally accomplished them. M. Lissandcr, in the last, succeeded in delivering 20,000 Paris let ters at a postoffice within the French lines, besides distributing countless copies of the French proclamations, in German among the troops of the besieging armies. All impor tant inventions arise out of the exigency which demands thero. The progress made in the art of aerial travel has been slower than in steam travel, because we have less present need or desire to travel through the air. But let a great city like Paris be beseig od for three months, and aerial travel will become a frequent and accustomed mode of navigation. The Prussians, if they really desire to stop all communication of news between Paris and the outside world, will have to send up balloons of their own to capture those of the French, and this might lead to new modes of aerial warfare, as well as navigation, which would have a peculiar fascination for the French imagination. If it is glorious, on the dead level of mother earth, to die for one's country, a height of two or three miles above the earth, must bo the height of glory. Going to the houic of a friend to pass the night seems to be a perilous undertaking out in Ohio. A young man venturing to do so at Sidney, in that State, recently, was shot by his "friend," while quietly sleeping in bed. He made tho visit in company with his mother, and was assigned to a chamber which was to be occupied by one of the fam ily who came in late. On coming in, that brilliant and courageous member of the fam ily, finding some one in his bed, drew a pistol and shot him. The stupidity of this pro ceeding is not relieved by the explanation that he thought there was a burglar in the house. The explanation is more superla tively stupid and silly than the deed itself,if possible. The whole affair is an illustration of the fact that those who are in the habit of carrying pistols are cowards, and wholly unfit to be trusted with fire-anus. Father SufHeld, an English Benedictine Monk, has left the Roman Church pa ac count of the infallibility dogma. Owing to the war, says an exchange.New Jersey will have to furnish all the French wine of the vintage of 1S70. A Little of Everything. Backgammon a lady's waterfall. Every business man should advertise. The Princess of Prussia makes her own dreasea. They have been successful in raising tea in Georgia. Erie has 13,74! inhabitants, an increase of 9,419 since 1 87. The best thing to gire to the poor give them employment. Baptism by moonlight is one of the latest nov elties out west. The inhabitants of New Jersey are happy picking their cranberries. All onr job work is warranted to give satisfac tion. Send in your orders. A raft of one million feet of lumber passed Co lombia, Ky., the other day. Pnnchinello calls cutting one s throat with a scythe '-new mowedof suicide." 'Will my old overcoat serve me another winter?' is the question just now with many. The number of Jews serving in the Herman armies amoanU to upward of 31,000. Ten counties of Illinois have more than don bled their population during the last decade. In Dresden the American ladies have a Sewing Society for the benefit of wounded soldiers. The New York Cmmercial translates the Good Templars' ' I. O. G. T.," as ' I Only Get Tight." The railroads of this country are said to use 150,000 acres of good timber every year for sleep ers. The equinoctial storm this year traveled thro' the State of Minnesota at the rate of 200 miles a daj. A Newport couple have jist celebrated their pearl wedding, having been married for seventy years. Some twenty Chinamen went to Mexico to gath er oysters, but the people there warned them away. A North Carolina girl shot herself the other day, beeause her mother wouldn't let ber go to a picnic In Winchester, Indiana, a bell is tolled every half hour as a signal for the people to take their quinine. Somebody has discovered that iu forty years a snuff taker devotes twenty-four months to blowing his nese. Murders in Denver are now forbid len by a mu nicipal ordinance, on the ground that they ob struct the sidewalk. The public debt was reduced over $9,000,000 lal month. A heavier slice will bo taken off this month, it is said. A Wyoming nominee in the late election was defeated by the opposition candidate, .who hap pened to be his own wife. A noted engineer in Glasgow, Scotland, has made a steam engine so small that it can be cov ered with a lady's thimble. A man having been killed in New Tork by a blow from a spade, a contemporary heads its ac count, "Shoveled to death." Texan ladies who leel aggrieved by anything in the papers, go to the office and smear the edi tor's face with printing ink- A sweet potato, weighing sixteen pounds, has been laid UDon the table of an editor out west. A whop,.er the potato, we mean. Bears are ravaging the oat fields in Osgood and TemDleton. Canada, the late fires in the woods having drivon them from their runs. The late storm has dune much damage in Vir ginia. Many lives have been lost and much property destroyed by the raging waters. A new Republican paper styled the Statu Jonr- nal has been established in Jlarntburg. It is lively in style and lovely in appearance. In Decatur county, Ind., Mrs. tl. A. Crosby acts as constable. Her husband is justice of the peace. The New York Tribune is next year to build itself a magnificent new office, on the site oi the present one. John Allen, onoo ephemerally notorious ns the wickedest man in New York, is dead. We do not know if he be the wickedest man in his present sphere or not. In Trenton a petrified eat has been found nnder the floor of a church vestry. She was probably starved to death while looking for church mice, which were proverbially pour. The wealthiest people in the world are the Osages. The tribe numbers 3,000, and have, after all expenses are paid. 160 acres of choice land peroapitaand Sfi.080,000 in money, "I'll commit you as a nuisance," said a polico man to a noisy loafer a day or two since. "No one has a right to commit a nuisance," was the apt reply, and the fallow moved en. A contemporary says that to prevent having a red nose in winter, a good remedy is to bathe the face in ice water before going oat, and to keep the mouth sbnt for five minutes after going into the open air. The Strasburg cathedral is not seriously harm ed. The roof of the nave is burned, and the windows are pierced by shot; the spire has been struck in several places; but the interior is al most untouched. The most fashionable marriages now a days are the simplest. Several have occurred lately in which there were neither bridesmaids nor groomsmen, cards, receptions, or display. The faihion is one of the most sensible of modern times. 'Pere Ilyacinthe is going to marry that Amer ican lady whom he converted to Catholicism, .and who has lately modeled a striking modallioa of his handsome, stolid face.," So says a Rochester paper If the rumor is true, the lady's name is Merriman, aud she lives in Bucyras, Ohio. At Hartford is being burnt at present the lar gest brick kiln that has ever been burned in this country. It contains one million of brick, and the whole enormous mass is now wrapped in flames. It is said that the burning of this kiln will require one hundred and fifty oords of wood Children were once fed on plain nutritious food, were given a bowl of bread and milk for supper, and pntto bed when it was dark andei the table. But at the board of their elders tbey now expect to be served with all the abomina tions, in the way of edibles, which we have in vented for onr own poisoning. The New York Na'ion makes one of the most effective political hits of the season, in saying that in their platform "the Democrats desire the establishment of a rcpuhlic for Ireland on the model of that of New York city, trhich is the first Irish Republic ever estnbtished, and possesses many novel governmental contrivances." Mr. Peter Emfield, living near Altoona, recently determined to have a new wall pnt around his spring, and hired James Piper to do the job. While Mr. Piper was taking down the old wall he came across a nest of water snakes, forty-nine in nnmber. Thirteen of the snakes measured thirty-three inches in length, thirty measured twenty-five inches, and six measured six inches. The whole forty-nine were massacred. Excellent jelly or glue is now made ont of old boots, At a recent meeting of the Diberal Club, Prof. Van derWeyde demonstrated the feasibility of such a transaction. The leather being treated with lime, nnder increased atmospheric pressure, parts w;th its tannin and reverts tothefconditlon of gelatin, when it may be either converted into glue or cast in a mould for edible or ornamental purposes. Think of boiled boots a a light diet! The surrender of Strasburg has saved it from a great peril. It has been declared on o great an authority as the Manchester Guardian that two balloons, held in tow by suitable lines, were to be sent up over the besieged town to a hight of one thousand feet. Thence they were to drop nitro glycerine bombs into the powder magazine. A man named Walter is said to have been the inventor and the intending operator of this pretty infernal machine, which would certain'y have been tried in a few days had not Gen. Ulrich surrendered. Powder tnigazines are usually protected by case mates, or W)mething like them, and the chances of a balloon, at the hight of only three hundred yards escaping a rHn of Chassepot bullets would appear to be but small. However, it is quite as well that the experiment in question was not tried. Meetings have been already held, or are announced, in all the principal towns of Germany, to declare the resolution of the German people to stand by the principles enunciated in the Berlin address to the King. Both North and south deprecate all foreign interference or dictation as to the conditions of peace, and pray His Maj esty and his august allies to insist on such material guarantees as shall secure Germa ny for the future against the aggressive de signs of France. Jlresden, Munich, Stutt gard, Darmstadt, Hanover, Cassel, Bruns wick, Mayence. Leipsic, Konigsbcrg, Stet tin, Frankfort-on Main, and Posen have already adopted the Berlin address, and we hear every hour of new adhesions. North German Correspomlcnt. A droll story comes to us from Faris. The autboritites having ordered, in view of a scarcity of provender, that all "useless mouths" should leave the city, great was the consternation in elderly female circles, and immense was the rush to the Mayor's office, and plaintive and shrill were the in terrogatories does the order refer to cats ? dogs? parrots? canary birds? "Not at all," responds the public officer; "for if worst cornea to worst, these beasts and birds can be eaten." Settlement with our soldiers and Failors for their bounties and payments advances very slowly. Of the 200,000 black soldiers who enlisted during the late war, only 60, 000 have received their bounties. It is es timated that 100.000 yet remain to be set tled with. One firm ot claim agents, who have presented 12,000 claims for colored soldiers, has been suspended from doing business with the Bureau. Three or four carpenters had a dance up on the roof of a school house at Pittsfield, Mass., the other day. They were shingling the building, and in tearing off the covering a big hornets nest was discovered, when men, overhalls, shingles hats and insects flew about hastily for a time. There was no retreat for the men, and so they had to fight it out on that line until the foe was annihilated. The wreck of a large vessel having been found among the sands of the Yuma desert, California, savans are propounding conun drums to each other as to how it came there. and how long ago that place was the bed of the sea. 38cw lU'frttecmcntju Advertisement setup i-ntaTgttype ,r tut iff p!ai, ctirletll be charged double usual rates. Nmmts r ORING'S Dollar Cox of Initialed French Note I J Paper, mailed to yiu on receipt of SI. Ad dress I.OKINU, Publisher. Uoston, Mass. Ocl2-lm rrff MEN WANTED 100 percent, profit t)UUU on three best things out. 50.00(1 club and combination premiums to agents. Catalogue and terms free. Address M. L. bYHN. t-0 Cedar St., N. Y. Oct. 12. 70 In A SSIGNEE'S SALE The undersigned Assignee of James II. Hale. Bankrupt, will offer at public sale, en lands of Frank Orcutt, ON FllIDAY, OCTOBER 51, 1S70, at 2 o'clock, P. M., A Portable Steam Saw Mill,1 the property of said Bankrupt, it I2. 70. E. A. IRVIN. Assignee Oct SAWS! SAWS!! DISTON. CKOZS CUT. MILL, DRAG, AND CIRCULAR SA ir.s'. LI'illTNINU SAWS. PATENT PFKFOKATED. KI.KCTRIC SAWS, And DIST0X S SAWS of all kinds, for tale by -II. F. BIOLER & CO. I ISTEI TO TUB MOCKTNiJ BIKD. The Prai I J rie Whistle and Animal Imitator can be used by a child. It is made to imitate the song of every bird, the neigh of a horse, the bray of an as. the grunt of a hog. Birds. Ileasts and Snakes are en chanted and entrapoed by it. It is used by Dan Bryant, Charley White, and all the Minstrels and Warblers. Ventriloquism can be loaraed in three days by its aid. Sent anywhere upon receipt of IS cent ; 3 tor io eents ; i tor as cents ; la lor a 1 Address T. w. VAI.ENTISE, OctS-lm. Box 372 Jersey City, N.J. W E A V I N G ! Mrs. R. CALDWELL, Having ensaged in tho WEAVING BUSINESS at her residence near Logan's Mill, desires to in form her friends and the public, that she has now and will keep constantly on hand, a well selected stock ot COTTON, WOOLEN and HEMP WARPS, and is prepared to furnish to order Carpet ready made, or warp and weaving. Weaving ot all kinds done to order. If desired she can furnish cotton warp of all kinds for linen or woolen fill ing. Wool and rags taken in exchange. Address, Mas. R. CALDWELL, Octl2,'70-ly. Curwensville, Pa. WEST BRANCH RESTAURANT AND Ladies' Oyster Saloon, Of SECOXn ST.. BELOW MARKET, CLEARFIELD, PA. Constantly kept cn hand a selected assortment of Candies, Nuts, Cigars, Tobacco. Ae. Also fresh Oysters received daily, and for sale by the doxen or hundred. J. M. MACOMBER. Oct. 12.'70. Proprietor. 17OR SALE two second-hand air tight parlor 1 WOOD STOVES, and lot of good RUSSIA PIPE Terms moderate. Inquire of D. U. Niv Iing, Clearfield, Pa. Oct. 5, '70. J A. BLATTENEERGER, Ctam asd Collf.c . Tiox OrriCE, Conveyancing and all Legal Papers drawn with accuracy and dispatch. Drafts on and passage tickets to and from any point in Europe secured. Osceola, Clearfield County. Pa. October i, l870-3m. CAUTION. My son, Charles Fremont Knox, aged 14 years, having left me without just cause or provocation, persons are hereby caution ed against harboring or trusting him on my ac count, or giving him employment without ren dering to me satisfaction for his services. Opt J,'70-3tp. P. KNOX, Kylertown, Pa. BRICK FOR SALE. The undcr has manufactured and has now on l,..i for sale LSI) UIMI RRIfK -hinr, k. , " .11 , . . . " " uipo 0r reasonable terms, in large or small quantit... suit purchasers. J. A. TKPki l.uthersburg. September 14 1870 6m SAWED LU.MIJER.-Tlie unders! near Osceola, Clearneld eountv. Pa., i, now pared to furnish pin. board, clear and VIm Stuff. Ac. Pine -t,., u '",l and shipped on short notice. r C. K. MACOMHER. ,.,,. ,, " Osceola Mills. MT ? ,S.B9",f- Clearfield ee.. P.. "JJOTICE. Having purchased the interi or J. A lJlattenU-rgcr. Esq., in the W nesi i heretofore carried on under the firm nam. of ... - ---- " - jiutj win DO Con. lusted here&rtcr uniVr trh nam. . - t.aii'1 aud La ruber Co , (tore) H PHILLlXWroKD. JOHN LAWnv President. May U, T70.-tf. Sup't. FAIRHAXIvS STANDARD SCALES. OF ALL KIXDS ALSO, IMPROVED MONEY DRAWER. Fairbanks, Morse k Co., M 30 6m . 102 Second A v.. Pittsburg. Pa. T7XECUTOR S NOTICE. Estate of Ann Westfall, deceased. Whereas, Letters Testamentary on the estate of Ana Westfall, lnfe of Chest township, deceased. nave oeen granted to tne nniorsie;ned. All per sons indebted to the said estate are requetel to maxe immediate payment, and tbo.-e hirir claims against the same will present them, duly authenticated, for settlement II. August 17. 187-t.p. II 1IVRD. Executor. CAUTION. AH persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing or in any way mejdling with the following property, now in possession ot O. I. Michaels, of l'ike township, to wit ; one log sled, one plow, harness for two horses one two horse wagon, one cook stove. houiibo.d and kitch en furniture, and one gray horse as the imi b- lnfifr in mm n d ha- Anl Kaaii luff with if : . chaels on loan, and are subject to my order. yci.a, iu-jtp. JA.HIS IA X H(J AKT. rTEACIIEllS W ANTED. The School -1- Directors of Perm townshin wi.-h to cm. ploy r I VE competent teachers to take charee oi the sccools in suid township, the coming inter. Persons wishing to teach the schools, will meet the said Di'ec'.ors at Pennvile, on Saturday Octo ber 22d. and consummate the agreement. Wages liberal. By order of the Board. Sep.2S.'70. JAMES B. CLARK. Secretary. PACTION. -All persons are hereby cau tion apainst purchasinc two solionl orlrs on the Treasurer of Woodward school district Said orders are as follows : No. 250. dated March 11. 1S70. for MO.00; No. 2 .6. dated April 7. l-iTft. for 40,00. Said orders were given r,y the Wood ward school boaid to Wm. B.Thomas, and . they have been nearly all paid, they will not be ret. ail. unless compelled by law so t do. Sep. Z8, ?0-3tp. JS. SI. UiiASK, Treat r. s INGER SEWING MACHINES. IIINKLEY KNITTING MACHINES. The most perfect and simple machines ot the kind ever invented. Both of the above popular machines have been lately improve,! until thy stand without a rival Price of the Singer Fam ily Machine from SGj.flO upwards, according tn finish. llir.kiey Knitters, S:0.09. Circulars aci samples mailed froe on application. STRAW A MORTON, Ocn. Agt's. No 20 Sixth St.. Pittsburgh. Fa. Agents wanted for the Iliiikley M ichina every where, and for the Sinjrer in Western Penn'a. Eastern Ohio and West Va., where there aie none already established. I Nov. 24.'M I v. N FW ME ATM A H KE F. Tb undersigned hare opened a Meat Markt in the room tormtrW occupied by Alex Irrin a Market Street. Clearfield. a . aujiiniug Mowop'i, where the intend to keep a fuU apply of All Kinds of Meat, Fruit and Vegetables, and at prices to suit the times. Their shop will be open regularly, on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday, and meat delivered at ary point A share of public patronage is r:iecTfu!Iy solicited. M. C IJKOW.N. Aug. 31,-70 tf. E. W. imnWNV Also continue to deal in all kinds uf improv ed Agricultural Implnments. QLOTIIINGI CLOTHING!! GOOD AND CHEAP!!! Men. Touths and Boys can bevuplpied wlthfal suits of seasonable and lashienable clothing a I. L. KEIZEXSTEIX S, where it is sold ot prices that will indues the:r purchaso. The universal satisfaction wLich Lis been given, has induced him te increase bis s'ock, which is now not surpa-sed by any tsb lishnient of the kind in this part -f the btate. I. L. REIZENSTEIX, Sells goods at a very small profit. freu; His goods are well made and fashienakle. He gives every one the worth ef his msnej. He treats his customers all alike. He sells cheaper than every body else. His store is conveniently situated He having purchased bis stock rt redaeei prices he can sell cheaper tl an ethers. For these and other reasons person sheald kif their clothing at I. L. KEIZKNSTErVS. Produce of every kind taken at the highsat market prices. May I. If C. KRATZER & SONS are receiving a splerulM stock of CAEPETS AND OIL CLOTHS, LACK CURTAINS, WINDOW SHADES,, COUNTERPANES AND QUILTS. LINEN TABLE CLOTHS AND NAPKTSiv LADIES SILK CO ATS AND OVERSK1RTS. ELEGANT SHAWLS AND LACK TOINTS, LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S TRIMMED HATS, DRESS GOODS AND TRIMMINGS, BEST KID GLOVES LADIES', GENTLE MEN'S AND CHILDREN'S, BLACK AND FANCr SILKS, FINE BLACK ALPACAS, UNEQUALLED STOCK LADIES' AD CHILDREN'S SnOES AND GAITERS, MEN'S CALF AND FRENCH KIP BOOTS, nEAVT CALF BOOTS. $5. MEN'S AND BOrS' FINE AND HEAT SHOES, BEST STONE TEA SETTS, $5, CASSIMERES VERT CHEAPi GROCERIES, FLOUR AND PROVISIONS AT LOWEST RATES, LIBERAL REDUCTION TO THOSE BAT ING IN QUANTITY, WOOL,, MARKETING AND COCNTRT PRODUCE WANTED. Clearfield, Jona 30, 1869. vfBYmi bi"oieu ".uAwr