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laflsman's Journal. . J. BOW, BDITOR AaiPROPBIBTOB. CLEARFIELD, PA., FEB. 15, 1871. The New Jersey Legislature has ratified the Fifteenth Constitutional Amendment. Better late than never. Hon. John Scott, of this State, iD a mas terly speech on the Income Tax declared that if it were continued it would "give rise to long, expensive and harassing litiga tion." The New York Ghtlte urgently insists, that when Senators take the customary oath on being sworn in, they should also be re quired to .ign the temperance pledge. A good idea. The Tribune, says the Democrats cannot carry Pennsylvania in 1871 without convin cing the people that "they are as good pro tectionists as the Republicans." That will be hard to do ; the Polk, Pallas, and Tariff of '42 fraud being too fresh in the minds of the people. Governor Reed, of Florida, on failure of the Legislature to make appropriations for contingent expenses, has dismissed all his clerks, acd inforzied the heads of Depart ments that they must run their offices at their own expense. This is carrying "n." form" to its utmost limit. The Taaiaiany Hall Democracy, New York, have suddenly fallen in love with col ored men, of that eitff. They provided a place of honor for tlteni in the procession of welcome to the Fenian exiles. Next the Democracy -will swear they have always been the friends of the colored men. The ninth census has been completed by the bureau at Washington, and gives a total population by the enumeration of 1870 ot 38,558, ISO inhabitants, an increase in ten years of 7,094,7S9, or about 20 per cent. Maine and New Hampshire show a decrease, while all the other States have increased. The -Western States gained largely ; the Middle and Southern States moderately, while the Eastern States are almost at a stand still. The lribttne of Tuesday a week had an article on the next Presidency, suggested by the statement of the Slamlard that "we do not belive Mr. Greeley and his associates desire the re-nomination of General Grant." Mr. Greeley s:ya that he considers it a year too soon to diacdss the claims or char.ses of Genera! Grant or eny one else. lie then goeo on to highly praise the present admin istration as shown by the preservation of peace, the reduction of taxation and the payment of the debt, and thus gives the very best reasons Wiry General Grant will be renominated and rc-elecud. The report of the Adjutant General for the year ending November 30, 1870, just published, gives an account of the military organization of the Commonwealth of Penn sylvania, which wns styled by the Luiiisla ture of 1S70 "The National Guard of Penn sylvania." During 1S70 one hundred and fifty-eight companies have been organized throughout the Commonwealth, and the National Guard of Pennsylvania, which comprised at the beginning of 1867 only eight companies, increased during .1868 to seventy-eight; during 1869 to one hundred and eighty-four, and now numbers three hundred and eleven organized company com mands, thirty-one company organizations having been disbanded. These organisa tions comprise 972 commissioned officx rs and 13,84 enlisted men. The Press says : "Th j depressed condi tion of the iron trade is especially gratify ing to the free traders, and we find theiu re joicing everywhere. The stagnation in this business is almost wholly due to the coal strikes in this State. The iron men are the greatest consumers of anthracite, and it is no figure of speech which makes coal and iron "twin industries," but a real duality o( interests. From all sides comes news of the damaging effect which the suspension is bar ing upon the iron trade. Even during 1S70 the business was nearly confined to the man ufacture of rails, but if the strike continues even this must ceaHc. The Norristown Her ald, in the midst of a country largely en gaged in the business, says that it is not surprising that the furnaces ard blowin 2 out with coal at its preseut exorbitant price." Michigan has abolished Grand Juries. The District Attorney almost supplies the place of Grand Jurv. and when be iW mr deem the evidence sufficient oo which to ! draw the preliminary information, he is re quired to report the case, with the evidence to the Circuit Judge. There is one feature ot this law, no matter what opinion may be entertaiued with reference to the abolition of Grand Juries, that will commend itself to the mind of every man. Under cur State law, a prisoner arrested after the adjourn meet of the Grand Jury, nd who is unable to procure bail, must be in prison until the next term in order to have a bill found against Lim. lie is then arraigned, and frequeatly the plea of "guilty" is entered. The lasr to which we have referred as beiug in force iu llichigan, gives to the Judge the right U arraign a prisoner, and if his plea is 'guilt" his sentence can at once be pass ed upon him, without his being compelled to awa't the action of a Grand Jury at the next session. A similar bill has beeu intro duced into tha Michigan Legislature. The propriety of siush a law beinir nis.d hv rbo Pennsylvania Legislature, meets with favor ; iii jimuy .c. lions of llic filsie. I A Daring; Bank Bobbery. Villains are becoming bold and sharp. The Philadelphia Bulletin, of Friday week, gives a detailed account of the successful robbery of the Kensington Bank, in that city, the previous night. It appears that on Thursday afternoon, a man dressed in the uniform of a policeman, called at tha bank and asked to see the cashier, Mr. Wm. McConnelL He was shown into the cash ier's room, and there he informed Mr. McConncIl that the police had received in formation that the bank would be roLued during the night, and he had been detailed by Lieut. Clarke, of the Tenth District Po lice, to caution the officers, and he suggested that the watchmen should be instructed to exercise great vigilance. The man tl)2n left. Mr. McConnell then sent for the watchmen, John Holmes and Thomas Mur phy. When they appeared, he stated the case to them, told them to be cn their guard against everybody, and to bhoot down any person who made any attempt to break into the premises. The officers and clerks left the institution when they had settled up their business for the day, aud the watch men took charge of he building. About half past seven o'clock in the eve ning there was a rap at the door of the bank. One of the watchmen peeped out and saw two men dressed as policemen. They J remarked that they had been sent by Lieut. Clarke to keep them company. The watchmen, supposing them to he reg ular policemen, admitted them. Shortly after they had entered, they asked for a drink of water, and while one watchman went for the water they gagged and bound the other, when the other returned they served htm likewise. Operations were then commenced on the vaults. The vault containing bonds and money left on deposit, at owner's risk was opened, and the contents, amounting to $100,000 or more, carried away. The safe in which the money of the bank, amounting to $1,000,000 or over, was deposited, resisted all their efforts to open, consequently the bank lo.-es nothing. AxoTfiER Railroad Horror. A most horrible accident occurred on the Hudson River Railroad, at New Hamburg, N. Y., on Monday night, February 6th, under the following circumstances: As an eastern bound freight train, consisting of twenty five cars, containing oil tanks, reached the bridge, over the creek, at Hamburg, an anxle broke, and a part of the train ran on to the bridge. Almost at the same moment, and before a signal could be given, the ex press train from New York came along at a speed of about thirty miles an hour, and struck the wrecked freight ears with terri ble force, scattering them in every direction, and setting them on fire. The engine, two baggage cars, and several sleeping cars, full of passengers, were precipitated from the bridge into the creek, and soon all weren fire from the burning oil. A number of the passengers were burned to death, while others were drowned, and some perished from the intense cold. How many persons were killed in this horrible disaster is not as yet known, but it will exceed twenty-five. The scene presented after the occurrence is described as one of the most heart rending oo record. The disaster is attributed to an accident, but that there is some one re sponsible for the reckless speed of the ex press train on its approach to the bridge, there is no question, and the company should be held responsible. The 17. S. Steamer Tennessee. The fear seems to be increasing that some disas ter has befallea the U. S. Steamer Tennes see upon which the San Domingo commis sion, their Secretaries, and several scientific gentlemen and reporters of the press were embarked. It is now twenty nine days since she steamed out from New York for hpr destination, and not a word has been heard concerning her. Sho has not touched at Havana or any other jmrt, so far as known, and she has not been reported spoken to by any vessel sailing over her route. The voy age uiiifer Meani should have been perform ed iu from eight to ten days, at farthest; nnd suj-poaing an accident to have happened to her engine, the voyage under sail alone should have been completed long since. We d.) not like td anticipate anything worse than an accident to th; machinery, by which the voyage has been delayed, hut time euough has elapsed since iiir departure to cause apprehension of more sen ous disaster, and that both vessel and passengers have been "buried beneath the depths of the sea." A later report states that the Tennessee was seen at sea on the 19th ult., (standing southward, under close reefed topsails, in latitude 36, longitude 72..V), steaming slow. Captain Drnmmotid, 0f the bark W. E. Anderson, from Prussia, is sure the vessel was the Tennessee. A considerable source of profit to banks is the weanng out, destruction, or the lu.s by the holders of bills issued as currency. This is shown by the fast that of the circu lation of the banks doing business seven years ago under the banking law of the State of New York, and which since the law was passed by Congress taxing it, has oeen as tar as possible called in, 2,2.'.0.000 i )'et outstanding. Some part of this a mount may possibly be hoarded by ignorant persons in old stockings and money chests, bat the presumption is that the greater por tion of it is beyond the possibility of pre sentation for redemption, and that accord ingly t!- basks, which received value for it, will be rc lieved from meeting their obliga tions to t. ke it up. ' 'l'ho 1'ress says : "The number of fail ures in Pennsylvania in 1870 was 418, and their aggregate amount $10,982,000. In 18G7 the number ot failures was 306, and their aggregate amouut $7,844,000. Our busiuess is evidently not in a healthy orsat isfactory condition. The long coal strike of the summer paraded many dependent in dustries, and brought ruin on ma:: more than those directly interested." It is said that timber cut in February will last three times longer than that cut in the summer months. Washington City Gossip. ,The new national loan, designed to liqui date the existing loans, and reduce the rate of intereft, will be placed on the market on the Gth of March, next. It is in three classes the first of five hundred millions dollars to bear five per cent, coin interest, the second, of three hundred million dollars to bear coin interest at the rate of four and one half per cent., and the third, of seven hundred million dollars interest at four per cent, in coin. If these bonds are taken up, the saving in interest, and the increase in income, will accelerate the liquidation of the debt. Or, if the policy of relieving the industry of the country from financial bur dens be adopted, the saving made by the reduction of interest will amount to nearly or quite forty million dollars a year. The iwjlicy will probably be to take advantage of the limitation of interest to reduce the vol ume ot debt. In this event two hundred million dollars can be paid yearly, with no greater stain on the country than is now felt in liquidating one hundred million dollars yearly. After a long and heated discussion, the United States Senate on Thursday last con firmed Mr. Cramer, brother-in-law of the President, as Minister to Denmark. Many hope the proposition to remove the officers in charge of West Point Military Academy, and to dismiss the first year's class of students may be carried into effect by Congress. This class has been guilty of some high-handed outrages, and the officers evideutly have not enough moral force to either control or restrain them. There is not the slightest doubt but that much of the trouble with the colored cadet is the out growth of conspiracies and persecutions against him. The emergency requires offi cers to be in charge of that institution who are capable of appreciating the demands of the times, and who have nerve enough to fairly protect all cadets, whether boys or youth, black or white. The officers now in charge are certainly deficient iu will power, and should, for this reason, it no other, be displaced. As for the class which has been perpetrating outrages, an application of strong law or removal, ia needed for its uioral influence. The President, on Tuesday a week, senta message to Congress recommending that our mission to Berlin be raised to a first class, on an cqu:.l footing with that of London and Paris. As united Germany, without doubt, occupies a foremost position among the na tions of the globe, there can be no possible objection to the proposition, and it is, be sides, a very graceful recognition of the re cent union of the German States. Certain ly, Germany is now entitled to as full and complete recognition as any other great pow er in Europe. The business men of New York have shown both sense and patriotism in their memorial to Congress, asking that the sub sidy business be abandoned, and a law passed simply conferring on our citizens the right to purchase ships whenever they can, in any of the markets of the world. This will ulicc us on a par with other nations in this respect, and the claim is that American enterprise only asks for an even chance, aud it is ready to compete with the world. "Local Opticn" Bill. The following is a copy of the "Local Option Bill" now before the Legislature. It has the merit of being short, and to the point, and may be readily comprehended by every man of ordinary intelligence: AS ACT To permit the voters of every Ward. Borough and Township in this Common wealth to vote every tbiee years on the question of granting Li censes to sell intoxicating liquors. Snc. 1. Be il enacted, fr.. That at the next municipal election in every ward, bor ough and township in the Commonwealth, and at the annual municipal election every third year thereafter, in every such ward, borough and township, it shall be the duty of the inspectors and judges of election in said wards, boroughs and townships, to re ceive tickets, either written or printed, from tho legal voters of said ward, borough and towmhip, labelled on the outside, "license," aud on the inside, "for license," or "against license," and to deposit said tickets in a box provided for that purpose by said inspect ors and judges, as is required by i.iw incase of other tickets received at said election, and the tickets so received shall be counted and a return of the same made to the clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions of the county in which wards, boroughs and town ships are situated, duly certified as is re quired by law, which certificates shall be laid before the judges ot the said court at the first meeting of said court after such election shall be held, and shall be filed with the other records of said court ; and it shall be the duty of the mayors of cities and of the constables of boroughs and townships, or of a Dy other officer whose duty shall be to perform such service, to give due public notice of such special election above pro vided for, three weeks previous to the time of holding the next annual municipal elec tion in every such ward, borough, or town ship, and also three weeks before the annual municipal election every third year there after. Sr.c. 2. That in reviewing and counting, and in making returns of the votes cast, the inspectors, judges and clerks of said elec tion shall be governed by the laws of this Commonwealth regulating general elections, aud all the penalties of said election laws are hereby extended to and shall apply to the voters, it,pectors, judges and clerks votitig at and attending upon the election held under the provL-ions of this act. Sec. 3. Wherever, by the returns of election in any ward, borough or township aforesaid, it shall appear that there is a majority againot license, it shall not be lawful for any license to issue for the sale of spirituous, vinous, malt or other intox icating liquors in said ward, borough or township at any time thereafter, uniil an election as above provided a majority shall vote in favor of license. Sec. 4. Any person who shall hereafter be convicted of selling or offering for sale in this Commonwealth any intoxicating liquors, spirituous, vinous or malt, without a license, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of fifty dollars, and confinement in the work house or county jail for six months for the first offence; for the second and each sub sequent offence a fine of one hundred dolK lars, aud confinement in the work-bouse or county jail one year: Prarided, that it shall not be unlawful for the owners of viDeyards to sell, on their own premises, wine of their own manufacture, in quantities not less than one gallon, to be removed and not drank ou the premises. The Alabama claims foot up one hundred and ten millions of dollars. AH ACT Authorizing the Borough of Clearfield to erect Water Works. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative, of the Com monwealth of Pennsylvania in the General Assembly met, and is hereby enacted by the authority of the tame. That the Burgess and Town Council of the borough of Clear field, and their successors in office, and Wil liam Bigler, Jonathan Boynton, James T. Leonard. James B. Graham, A. M. Hills be constituted a board of Water Commis sioners to continue until the purposesof this act are accomplished, that sh ould any va cancy occur amongst the five individuals named, the Judges of the Court of Com mon Pleas of Clearfield Count shall have power to fill such vacancy by appointment of a citizen and tax-payer thereof ; thai af ter Water Works are erected and in opera tion the duties of the above named five in dividuals and their successors shall cease and determine, and the said works shall be man aged and controlled by the said Burgess and Town Council as the property of the bor ough as mat be required ; and that the said board of ater Commissioners heieby con s ituted be and are hereby vested with full power and authority to erect and construct or to contract for the erection and construc tion of Water Works for the eaid borough of Clearfield, including builuing3, engines, machinery, reservoirs, trenches, pipes, aud all things necessary to the full and entire completion of the same for practical opera tion for introducing into the said borough a supply of pure and wholesome water for the use of the inhabitants thereof ; and all con tracts made in pursuance thereof shall be in the name ot the borough of Clearfield, and when in writing shall be signed by the Burgess and attested by the clerk of the Council with the seal ot the borough. Section 2. That the said board of Wat er Commissioners and their successors in of fice, their con tractors, their superintendents, engineers and laborers with their tools, in struments, carts, wagons and other carriages ana beasts of burden or draft may enter up on any lands, water rights, streams, streets, alleys, lanes or highways whenever such en try shall be necessary for the purpose of ob taining and bringing said water to the said borough of Clearfield, and from any reser voir or reservoirs, and of introducing said water into and within the said borough, and to erect and construct any reservoir or res ervoirs and of introducing said water into and within the said borough and to erect and construct any reservoir or reservoirs and to lay pipes for the conveying of water thro' said lands from time to time, and at all times thereafter, and is necessary for the purposes ot taking up, repairing and laying down said pipes as olten as the same may be required, and also to take and convey Fand,8t-ne,carth and other material neces-a-ry to the construction of said water works or to the prot-r laying down of said pipes. Section 3. That if the parties cannot agree upon the compensation to be made to the owner or owners of any such lands, water rights, streams, enclosures, public or private roads or highways, it shall and may be law ful for either party to present his, her, or their petition to the Court of Common Pleas of the county, setting forth the facts and praying the Court to appoint proper persons to view the lands and premises and value the same or assess the damages for the ta king and use, whereupon the Court shall ap point three suitable and disinterested per sons whose duties it shall be after first being duly sworn or affirmed to view the lands, water richts, streams, and premises and- in juries complained of, and make report of the damages done or value ot said lands, water rights, privileges, or streams to the next Court ot Cotutnoa Pleas upon which report judgment shall be entered and execu tion issued as in other cases of debt, never theless should either party feel himself or themselves aggrieved they shall have the privilege of filing exceptions to said report at any time within four days after the' return thereof to the said Court, and also the right to a writ of error; for which services the viewers shall be entitled to one dollar per day end the officers of the Court the same fees as for situilar services or proceedings in other cases, to be paid in all cases by the party against whom the report shall be made. Section 4. That for the purpose of de fraying the cost of erecting and constructing said Water Works the board of Water Com missioners are hereby authorized and em powered to issue coupon bonds in the name of the borough of Clearfield, signed by the Burgess and Treasurer thereof, and having the seal of said corporation attached to an amount not exceeding forty thousand dollars, and to negotiate the same ; the said bonds shall be of dtMiominntions not exceeding one thousand dollars and have such time for their maturity as the said corporate author ities may deem advisable, and shall bear in terest at a rate not exceeding ten per centum per annum, payable semi annually at such place or places as may be determined, and the said Burgess and Town Council shall have power and are hereby authorized and empowered to impose and assess such tax or taxes from time io time as may be necessary to pay the interest upon such loan and to redeem the principal at such time and in such manner as may be conformable to the tenusupon whioh the same is taken, and that said taxes shall be collected as other taxes are now by law collected. Section 5. That the said Burgess and Town Council shall have full power and au thority to ordain and enact all lawa and or dinances to enable them to convey the said water through the borough in all directions and to such points outside the borough in the vicinity thereof as may be desired, and to fix hydrants and fire plugs wheresoever they may deem proper ; and they shall fur ther have power to adjust and determine the rates and prices to be paid by th eitizeos for the use of the water. Provided, that the owner of the freehold on and upon which said water is taken and used shaH by them selves, their agents or attorneys, in all cases, be the parties with whom such contract for the use of the water shall be made and the said real estate shall be bound for and liable for the payment of the same, reserving the right to the said Burgess and Town Council to contract with the lessees of tenants should they see proper to do so ; and tho said Bur gess and Town Council shall further hive the power to ordain and enact all needful by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, and generally to do all things requisite -and nec essary for carrying into full and perfect ef fect all the objects contemplated in this act Increase of Pay. The following Joint Resolution relating to an increase of compensation to Assistant Marshals at the Ninth Cens, has beeu passed by the House of Representatives, at Washington, and sent to the Senate : Be it resnh-ed bv ttte Senate and House of Representative nf the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases where the average per diem compensa tion of Assistant Marshals for field-work in enumerating inhabitants at the ninth census of the United States, under the rates of payment fixed by the law of eighteen hun dred and fifty, and the act or acts supple mentary thereto, shall not amount to five dollars a day, the Superintendent of the Census is hereby authorized to add to such pay an amount sufficient to give to each ot said Assistant Marshals, the total sum of five dollars pei day for such field-work : Provided, That the number of days for which such additioual allowance shall be paid, shall, in no case, exceed the number of days fixed by the act of May six. eighteen hundred and seventy, for completing the enumeration upon schedule ono. Little of Everything. J A clerical error too long a sermon. Prevailing the small pox, In Chicago. Poor luncheon for sleighers turnover. There are five female elerki in the Kansas leg- , ialature. Georgia calls its voting negro citizens "suffrage , stingers" la vogue the shovelyour-.now off your pave ment business. Bituminous obscurity is the latest improvement on pitchy darkness. The oldest volumes are volumes of water, and they circulate all over the world. Why is a wounded man like an old pair of boots ? Because he wants healing. Signs of the spring signs in the store windows announcing "winter stock selling at cost." Had to par a Maine physician, $13000, for the buagting setting of a boy's broken leg. Tho longest railroad in the world is the Pacific, which is over three thousand miles in length. Defunct Egyptians are not gathered to their fathers ; they go to their mummies," they do. Free again the shooting Starr. The Sheriff of Hollidaysburg let him go. So says the Standard. There is reason to believe that some of the pre vailing blonde chignons are made of light fan tastio tow. A doctor was asked to dance the "Lancers." Ke declined, but expressed a willingness to lance the dancers Only three papers in Kentucky favored the ad mission of negro testimony, one year ago. Now only three oppose it. "Curly" Harris is again ire, having leaped from the railway train when it was at full speed. Courageous fellow, that. The greatest mass of solid iron known is the Iron Mountain of Missouri It is 358 feet high and two miles in circuit. The armies of south America are made up largely of late rebel officers, 400 of them holding commissions in that service. A young lady who has been practising "Let Me Kiss Him for His Mother," says the more she tries it the better she likes it. A man of Belmont, Wisconsin, killed hen the other day and found SI5 worth of gold in her gixzard. That's a little too much. A Chicago music publisher h-is if sued a song entitled. ' Father will Settle the Bill," and the young ladies practice it at the stores. In Napoleon, Ark., a man who had been guilty of cot less than nine hemioides, was recently elected constable by an overwhelming majority, There was recently on exhibition at Binghamp ton, New Ycrk, a turkey that turned the scales at fifty pouads. What a whopper of a turkey, we msti. A Minnesota school teacher, who whipped one of bis pupils nearly to death, has left that part of the country by rail. The rail was a three corned on. Hon. Taos A Scott il named in connection with tho Presidency of the Union Pacifio Railroad. Ia that position be would be the right man in the right plaoe. The Louisville Courier Journal, having been to hear Parton lecture, says : -'To bear Parton in duces a desire for Heaven there will be no Parton there." Any 'unmarried preacher" desiring an engage ment in Leavenworth, Kansas, is requested by an advertisement from that city to -'address Sister Kate Hanson.'' An Oregon paper describes a fierce murder, and adds calmly: "The perpetrator of the deed is supposed to be Jack Kanim,who is noted for little tricks of this kiad." The Hollidayburg Standard says Clearfield "is getting ambitious that it talks of building water works." Certainly, sir, and we intend to have water instead of hi&ey-traitg hs, too. John Paul, in speaking of quacks, said his father believed in tho efficaoy of the laying on of hands, and used to practice it upon him at what the poets oall "the switching hour of night." The Antiooh (Kansas) Ledger says Agnes Lewis, a girl of sixteen summers, has ploughed ver one hundred acres on her father's ranch, near Antioch, driving six horses attached to a three gang plow. A Wisconsin paper states, that "because Kenney had the beet of an argument before a debatiig soeiety he was stabbed eleven times with a jack knife." It appears that Kenney got the worst of it. too. A kiss, says a Freneh author, gives more pleas ore than anythiug else in the world. Cut he e,i dutly never experienced the childish rapture of descending the parlor stairs by sliding down the banisters. The Hollidaysburg Standard talks about "the laest wilrgd cat" having been killed in Clearfield county recently. Any animal wearing such a name ought to be killed. So says the Ebonsburg Alleghanian. From careful experiments made by a physician of Lyons, it has been ascertained that the old remedy of warm water is the best solvent of ac cumulated wax in the ear, being superior to olive oil, glycerine, etc One of our exchanges makes a "palpable hit' at advertisers by exhibiting a blank column with the touching announcement that "this s.iace is for the use of any business man that desires it'' The bint is well made. The editor of the Ebensburg AUeqhanian re joiceth "muchly" over the roceipt of a "gold half doliar," from a friend. He is so proud of it that he invites everybody to -call and see it." Poor fell.w ; don't "take on" so bad. Id New Orleans, recently, a party of workmen were engaged in removing a large piece of glass from a shop window. The glass suddenly fell to pieces and a person who was passing at the time, had his throat cut, and died almost immediately. A man stopping his paper wrote to the editor: "I think felks ottent to spend their munny fur payper. my daddy didn't and everybody said he was the intelligentest man in the eousitry, and had the smartest family of boil that ever dugged taturs." An Amtterdam journal says that New York is so defiant of law and so full of ruffians that cler gymen carry muskets to church, and that per sons who bear aronnd the contribution box, arm themselves with revolvers. A little severe on New Yorkers, that. James Rutledg', who was born in Maine and now lives in Illinois, is 101 years and ten months old. His father lived to '-to age of ninety-nine years and eleven months, aad his grandfather to the age of 118 years. He had fourteen brothers and four sisters, and hasoatlived them all. "My dear friend," said a gentleman to a bank rupt, the other day, "I am sorry to hear of your misfortune. "Tour family has my warmest sym pathies." "Oh, don't trouble yourself abont my family. I looked out for them, you bet! Just save your sympathies for the families of my creditors." A candidate for the position of school teacher, in Alabama, recently replied to a question by one of the examiners, "Do you think the sorld is round or flat?" by saying: "Well, some people think one way aad some another ; and I'll teaeh round or flat, just as the parents please." Nothing like being accommodating. It is proposed t celebrate Washington's birth day in the national capital by a grand carnival procession, balls, etc. The affair is arousing eon. siderable enthusiasm in the city nf Washington, and it is thought to have in. it a design to impress the people so favorably with that city as that the project to renove the capital may be abandons d. Local Correspondence. Janesville, Feb. 0th, 1871. Mb. Editor: I have been looking around and have found rather a pleasant village here, in the south corner township of your county. A village which is rapidly growing in population, wealth, intelligence, and, I believe, in morality and religion. But what I wish to speak about particu larly Li the religious aspect of the place and people. This place has boasted its "Tavern and Store" for many years things deemed essential to the life of every country vil lage aud also its school-house, or what may be called an apology for one, which like many others in this region, has nothing of which the School Boards can boast save want of adaptation and inconvenience. This place has not been entirely without the preaching of the Gospel, although there has Deen no church building here till this winter. The Ueulah Presbyterian church has erected a neat and comfortable church building and has it finished, furnished and in use. The cost of this building has mainly been defrayed by the congregation of Beu lah and the inhabitants of Janesville and vicinity. They also gratefully acknowl edge assistance from the- churches of Tyrone and Fruit Hill. On yesterday it was our privilege to attend a communion service in said church, which was filled with an in telligent and attentive audience. It was refreshing to see Christians of dif ferent denominations Methodists, Bap tists, and Lutherans united with the mem bers of this church in commemorating the dying love of our common Lord and Savior. After these services were over, an appeal was made to the congregation, and the debt on the church building was cancelled, when the building was given to the Lord, in a solemn dedicatory prayer. The Methodist brethren have erected and enclosed a neat church building, near to the Presbyterian, and expect to finish it in the Spring. I cannot close this without speaking of the enterprise and liberality of the citizens of this place, pmtrinent among whom I might name Mr. J. F., the gentlemanly and accomplished business manager of the firm of P. Si A. F., to whose liberality and en terprise the town owes most of its present prosperity, aud also Dr. E. and Mr. F., to whose energy and liberality the Presbyte rians are greatly indebted for their neat house ot worship, and also Mr. S., and others, to whom the Methodists owe their prospects of a fine church building, at an early day. I cannot help contrasting the condition ot this place now with what I saw here ten years ago. Then a "one-horse" village, with a rum-hole a perfect sink of iniquity, where the senses were shocked by the bloated and reeling drunkard the blasphemous oaths and ohscene jests and songs, which, with the dance, might be heard far into the night, and even into the hours of the Sab btth morning. I do not mean that this is all done away, but the change is remarkable, and the future prospect encouraging. I have written more than I intended when commencing, but you will ulease ex cuse the length, and if you think it would interest your readers, I may write you agaiu from this place, or from soaie other point in your county. Yours truly, Obsehvir. Write again. "Ed. 1 Public Notice. To XLL B0T8L KSePERS.. 3 LOOS KBCPkstS AMD DRUGGISTS IM TI1B BortOCGH or CLBAKVIFLD I have in my possession a petition signed by over seventy citizens of said borough requesting me to notify you not to give intoxioating drink, of any kind, to persons who are in the habit of becoming intoxioted. and in making this rcqueRt be it understood that I bare nothing persoual against any of you vho sell liquor according tj law; but I hive something against thi thing of making men drunk, so that they have neither sense nor reason. Much less have I aught against those weak-minded persons who l end their money, destroying themselves and offending the community, for every person is dUjuMed with a drunkard (tven the man who sells to h 01) diI if none but those who dri'ik were to bear (he trouble growing out of it. I for one, wculd leave it with you and them Tint it' you would accompany me to the drunkard's home and see the wife and children turned out of the house in a cold winter night, at from 10 to 1 o'clock, and bear her and her children with tears streaming and crying, asking protectson even of strangers, and some times with a warrant, and sometimes without, seeking an officer and a iihelter for the night and for the arrest of the father and husoaDd Sue': cases are frequent. I have seen mothers walking around town at night so timid that they might be taken for eavesdropp ers or felons, peeping into hotels and saloons, trying to get a glimpse of the husband or son (when at the same time .'hey aie most likely in some back office or shop fiuishing upon a bottle or two of Jlishler, Koyer. or some ether bitters ) Were you to witness the n;ony of the mother or wife in trouble fr a loved husban 1 or dear boy, pacing bcr room for half the night and laying sleepier the other half, thinking and praying tor the lot one; (fur she sometimes thinks him lost) with alternate passions, s.im times in love and sometimes in anger, and if you would talk with the distressed fnther. sorely ju Wu'.d have manhood enough if you did lack humanity to refuse these tuen liquor who can not control their appetites. Some of you belong to churches of different denominations, and 1 think all of yon believe iu a Jol who wi!l reward the righteous and punish the guiliy. Oh, think of Eternity, and your duty to your fellow-man, and be consistent. Do not let the love of gain tempt you to make those men insane. I know you will be more pleased with yourselves and sleep sounder without this part of the gain than with it. t will admit that there are church mem hers of every denomination in every line of busi ness so inconsistent that they suffer tbe love of dimes and dollars to tempt them to do that which is not riifht. liuti'rom none of the'e arise such dire consequences as from tbe illicit traffic of strong ariuK. My protest was exntbitej only about three hours, and over seventy of our most respectable citizens signed it I had not time to circulate it. but I am certain that I could obtain twice that number more in our borough. All are ready to assist and do everything reasonable to stop drunkenness, espcc;al'y on the street ; and they ask you to refuse all men liquor who are in the habit of becoming intoxicated. Io we ask that which is unreasonable .' We are often called upon to protect you. aud your duty as members of society is to do tbe best you ean for the good of cociety. Like the rest of us you are making your living off the community, then live for others as well as self. We ask you not to make that father or son drunk ro that his own lamily are ashamed to look on him. Were it possible for you to fathom the feelings of a father or mother, or tbt sister, you would certainly desist. .Never havinz experienced those feelings, probably tou cannot realise t'-iem. Ton know these men better than we do, and cannot say that they get drunk without your aid. I tell yon nay: you ean dis cover every man who takes it second-banded, and if you d j your duty they cannot deceive you more than once. You know their associates. Io not give liqaor to any one you suspect. Men en gaged in your business should be men of strong mind, who would not be afraid or ashamed to say to those in the habit of drinking, youeanoot have it I take the liberty of stating that I will with held the protest and names in question for a while, and give this notice, hoping that it will have a good effect, and in the future prevent the exposure of sellers and drinkers. Ood knows we are your friends, real friends, and would do nothing to injure you personally or in the eyes of your fellows. But if this baa no effect in abating tbe nuisance in question, the citisens and officers of thi borough are determined on having some thing done, and may take a course which will not be agreeable to some In looking over the foregoing, I am almost tempted to commit it to the flames Those who cac write, will not. But considering the necessity, and hoping you may understand the hints herein contained. I give it in my rude manner, and by adopting the line of duty indicated, you will confer a lasting favor on your humble servant, and very m my of your fellow-oitixer.s. February, 1871. WM. PORTER. J P. TN THE COURT of Common Pleas of Clearfield County, Pa. : Reuben Reiteb. 1 No. 270 September Term, 1561. vs. A.i Rbitbr. ) SUB. SUR. DIVORCE. Tbe undersigned Commissioner, appointed by the Court to take testimony in the above ease, hereby gives notice that he will attend to the dit ties of his appointment, at the office of J. B. M' Enally, Esq , in the Borough of Clearfield, on TWrfa, Fcbruury 21, A. D., 1871, at o'clock, P. M., where all parties interested on attend. Jan. 3j. 71. DAN. W. M'CURDV, Comm r. Ufa drfrtiscmcnt-j. MorrtutnuntM trt M rinlarrttvvt arm,., ' , t.L A- Co. 37 Park Row. N(w ylrk . tlw,u.4Co.. 40 Park Row. SeV tbe sole agt, fr tba JOCKBt " ad are authorized to contract f... and wn u a . it i ..rldvei- " Dt riM . ri, iour lowestcuh . . uv ues. N 0l(rRrSa.,r !g3 a'1 M follows" lodgedoVtheof it owner. arehereby notified teeomplyVub?beh.. Weover, Feb iyW M VY ESTOVEK 'fO y ATER M EX. The undersigned r r.7, respectfully inform the raftsmen of Clearfield county, that he will ag. ,h " S&f'P"" BRUINS ilOLSE, AT ri , TON'S DEAD WATER. fu, their aeeo.mJd.,,1 Kaftsmen .)! find this a good place to .7o Tfa pains w. l be spared t. make them cemfort"'. He sol.cits aeallfrom hi. old friends and tVZ' roers. Come one. come all . Feb.la,'71 Stp. WM. M- JOHXSu S . S. PORTER SHAW. L71).S. Office ih MASONIC BUILD1XO, CLEinn.LD, Pa. Putting of theSAIURALTEETHin a health v preservative and nseful condition, is made a specialty. Diseases and malformation, common to tbe mouth, jaw and associate parts are treated and corrected with f.iir success Examinations and consultations FREE Price, for partial and full aeu of Teeth ucca Low it a than in 1871. It would be Well for patients from a distance to let me know, by mail, a few days before eomiki to the office. 8 It is very important that children between the ages of six and twelve years should have th.ir teeth examis.d I!y Anaesthesia teeth are extracted wtrnocr caia February 15. 171 -tf v ' T) E N T A L C A jTl'Z DR. A. 51. HILLS, Would say to his patients and the publie goner ally that, having dissolved partnership with ,r Shaw. he is now doing the entire work of his ofB himself, so that patients need not fair beint tut under the hands of any ether operator. Having obtained a reduction of the patent o the plate material. I am enabled to put up teeth hcch cbxapxk than formerly. I alo have Vr Stuck 's patent process for working KuMier plates, which makes a mu-h lighter, more elastic and stronger plate for tbe same amount of material, and polishes tbe plate on both sides, renJerin' it mueh more easily kept clean Special attention paid to tbe prcsetfation of the natural teeth, and all work guaranteed en tirely satisfactory to patients. Office at the old stand opposite the haw IIoa.se Office hours from 8 to 12. a .. and 1 to i.p u. Patient, from a dislanee should notify ira a fr days beforehand of their intention tocoine. Always at home unless ether otioe .ip:.tr3 In both the county papers (Fob. I j. 71-rt. Job Office. On DBiand FIRST CLASS COMMERCIAL NOTE, PACKET X0TU. LETTER, FLAT CAP, AND CHECK FOLIO PAPERS. BILL HEAD, MOXTilLY STATEMENT, AXD STATEMENT PAPERS. CRYSTAL, ENAMELED. AND BRI.-5TOL BOARD VLSITIXli CARDS. BRISTOL BOARD. CIir. A in COMMON BUSINESS CARDS, OF VARIOUS SHADES AND COLORS. AN AS30RT.Mt.NT OF COLORED PAPER, Foa Duvtia.'srs label", AND H ASDIULLS. PRINTED TO ORDER, on fliort notice, AND AT CITY rRICE? r a. HILLKB. A. roe NEW FIRM. MILLER & POWELL, Wholesale and Retail Deiieri in all l'dt Dry Goods, Boots aud Shoes, liat. a id Caps. tiens, Groceries , Hard ware.Qucensware. Wood and Willowware, Flour, Baen, Fish, Salt, Ac, Market St , Clearfield, Pa. FOR THE LADIES They have Bonnets, Silks, Coburgs. Alptcjs. M rinos. Wool Delaines, Lustres, Ginghams. Pjin's. Poplins, Lawns, Sunshades, Handkerchiefs- K'.i and other Gloves, TJoisery. Balmorals, and a jen eral variety of Ribbons, Trimmings, Buttons, Braids, etc., at the lowest prices. FOR GENTLEMEN They have Black and Dluo Cloth., Clack a: -l l .s ey Cassimeres, Sattinetts, Tweeds, Melton" N si'r" proef Cloth, Silk. Satin and common Vesting'." in great variety, and at prices that will gif 3' eral satisfaction to buyers. ALSO, A general assortment of Ready-made Clatb" Hats and Caps Boots and Shees. Hardr " Qoeeasware, Wood and Willowware. nd tock ef Groceries. IN FACT, MILLER A POWELL sell all articles that ar nsnally kept in a well-regulated country storet aa l hence the people generally will find it their advantage to buy goods of them. GRAIN AND COUNTRY PRODUCE taken exchange for goods. February J5, 1871-tf. DRIED FRl IT, at reduced price.. Mayl2,'.