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HH.tOOPER, PHYSICIAN k SURGEON
• Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
0 1.. PAKHIMJ, ATTORNEY AT LAW
• Offi-e at the Court House, in Taoichiaiok
Wjs.uiitig Co. Pa.
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Colors, and in all branches of the art,
Tunk., July 31, 'g7 -T6nso-tf.
The undersigned having lately purchased the
" BUEHLER HOUSE " property, has already com
menced such alteration* and iuiprovciuents as will
reader this old and popular House equal, if not supe
rior, to any Hotel in the City of Harrisburg.
A continuance of the public patronage is refpect
GEO. J. BOLTON
WALL S HOTEL,
LATH AMERICAN HOUSE,
TV N R lIA\ N OUR, WYOMING CO., PA.
THIS establiahraent has recently been refitted nn
furnished in tbe latest style Every attention I
•ill be given to the comfort and convenience of those
•JO patronize the House
T B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor .
Tuckhannock, September 11, IS6I.
NORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESIIOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
Mm. H. CORTRIGHT, Prop'r
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no efforts
'enler the house an agreeable place ol sojourn to
•11 who may favor it with their custom.
Wui II CORTRIGIIT.
J use, 3rd, 1Q63
TOW A.3VDA. PA.
D. B. BARTLET,
(Late oil. "BRAISARH HOUSE, ELMIRA, N Y
The MEANS HOTEL, i-one of tne LARGEST
*nd BEST ARRANGED Houses in the country—lt
is Sited up in the most modern and improved style
and no pains are spared to make it a pleasanlasd, 1
agreesblestoppngi piece for all,
U. hi. REVENUE NOTICE.
\ S-ISTA NT ASSESSOR'S OFFICE for 7th T
1 -.so n. Wyoming County) half a mile norm of
■ Hotel. Moit'- -e Street, at the l ite r- !. j
■' ii u H. K Little
IRA AVERY Assistant Asses r,
7tn Division 13th Dieuio*
it ligrivrpVtfca*. j
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO., PA.-WEDNESDAY, MAR. 25. 1868.
a THTI peculiar taint or
Infection which we
cadi SCROFULA lurks
in tlic constitutions of
Wb multitudes of men. It
e ' t * icr produces or is
_ fall into disorder and
decay. The scrofulous contamination is va
riously caused by mercurial disease, low
living, disordered digestion from unhealthy
food, impure air, filth and filthy habits,
the depressing vices, and, above all, by
the venereal infection. Whatever he its
origin, it is hereditary in the constitution,
descending "from parents to children unto
the third and fourth generation;" indeed, it
seems to be the rod of Him who says, " I will
visit the iniquities of the fathers upon their
children." The diseases it originates take
various names, according to the organs it
attacks. In the lungs. Scrofula produces
tulicrclcs. and finally Consumption; in the
glands, swellings which suppurate and be
come ulcerous sores; in the stomach and
bowels, derangements which produce indi
gestion, dyspepsia, and liver complaints; on
the skin. eruptive and cutaneous affection*.
These, all having the same origin, require the
same remedy, viz., purification and invigora
tion of the blood. Purify the blood, and
these dangerous distempers leave you. With
feeble, foul, or corrupted Mood, you eannot
have health; with that "lit • of the llesh"
healthy, you cannot have scrofulous disease.
is compounded from the most effectual anti
dotes that medical science has discovered lor
this afflicting distemper, and for the euro of
the disorders it entails. That it is fir supe
rior to any other remedy yet devised, is
known by all who have given it a trial. That
it does eoinl ine virtues truly- extraordinary
in their effect upon this class of complaints,
is indisputably proven by the great multitude
of publicly known ami remarkable cures it
has made of the following diseases: Kiur's
Evil, or Glandular Swellings, Tumors,
Eruptions, Pimples, Blotches and Sores,
Erysipelas, Rose or St Anthony's Fire,
Salt Rheum, Scald Head. Coughs from
tuberculous deposits in the lurnjs, White
Sv-c-llings, Debility, Dropsy, Neuralgia,
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Syphilis and
Syphilitic Infectious, Mercurial Disease-;,
F TBIIe Weaknesses, and, indeed, the whole
series of complaints that arise l'rom impurity
of the blood. Minute reports of individual
cases may be found in Ann's AXUKIUAX
AI.MANAC, which is furnished to the druggists
for gratuitous distribution, wlierein may ho
learned the directions for its use, and mine
of the remarkable cures which it lias made
when all other remedies had failed to afford
rtlief. Those cases are purposely taken
from all sections of the country, in order
that every reader may have access to tamo
one who can speak to him of its he nefits froin
personal experience. Scrofula depresses the
vital energies, and thus leaves it.-, victims far*
more subject to disease and its fatal results
than are healthy constitutions. Ilenee it
tends to shorten, and doe* greatly shorten,
the average duration of human life. The
vast importance of these considerations has
ltd ue to spend years in perfecting a rentetly
which is adequate to its cure. This we now
offer to the public under the name of AYI.K'S
HARSAI'AHIM.A, although it is compose el of
ingredient*. some of which exceed the best
of Sarsapatilia in alterative power, lly its
aid you may protect yourself from the suffer
ing and danger of these cii.-orth-r*. l'urge
out the foul corruptions that rot and fester
in the blood, purge out the causes of disease,
and v igorous I e-alth wiil follow. By its pecu
liar vLtucs this remedy stimulate* the vital
function*, and thus expels the eti-tempers
wliicli link within the system or lurst out
on any part of it.
We know the put lie have been deceived
by many con pounds of S .r:.n;xiri!ln, that
promised much and did r.oti in,'; hut they
will neither he deceived lior dis; ppointed in
this. Its virtues have been proven by abun
dant trial, and there remains no question of
its surpassing excellence for the cure of the
afflicting diseases it is intended to reach.
Although under the same name, it is a very
different medicine from any other which ha*
been liefore the people, and is far more ef
fectual than any other which lias ever been
available to them.
The World's Grent Remedy for
Coughs, Colds, Incipient Con
sumption, and ior the relief
of Consumptive patients
in advanced stages
of the disease.
This lias been so long used and so uni
versally known, that we need do no more
than assure the public that its quality is kept
up to the best it ever lias lieen, and that it
may be relied on to do all it has ever done.
Prepared hy DR. •!. C. A VF.:: & Co..
I'tactical and Analytical
Sold by all druggists every where.
For sale byßunnell A Bannatyne, and Lyman A
Whlls. Tut>kbaono k. Sterling A Son, Meshoppen,
Stevens A Aekley, Lacevville, Frear, Dsan A Co ,
F'actoryville, and all Druggists aud DeuUrs in rned
THE HEALING POOL,
AND HOUBK OF MERCY.
Howard Association Reports, for YOUNG
MEN on the CRIME OF SOLITUDE, and the ER
RORS, ABUSES a id DISEASES which destroy tbe
manly powers, and create impediments to MAR
RIAGE, with sure means of relief. Sent in sea'ed
letter, enielopes. free of charge. Address Dr J.
PKILLEN HOUGHTON, Howard Association,
At 'JUJYK/IAA r A r OCA', Tenn'a.
Who has the exclusive right for Wyoming coonty, is
one of the very few Machines that will out Hay.
Slrow. Stalks, etc., better than the old fashioned
Cutting boxes, used by our grandfathers.
Those who value time and labor: and would avoid
a need la R* loss of both, in feeding theirstock, should
get one of these improved Cutters.
V men er form 1 inythieg better ;or ever went
back to 'fc.- old mu< hir.e after • irisl of it.
V Supply Constantly on Hand
and for sale.
fraAtrjarfot:% Ikse, >, i'ji f'tnl-it*
Ah, life is full of memories, of evanescent gleams,
Of beautiful realities, which haunt us like our
; Touch a harp cord, long neglected, and the plaintive
Like the gently falling rain-drops or ths murmur
ing of rills,
Or the waving in the woodland, of the grand old
In the distance groaning, moaning, like the wild
Yes they haunt us, memories haunt us, yet I cannot
tell yu why,
'Tis perchance life is but dreaming to such souls as
you ami I.
True, life has stern realities, but we let troubles
1 And grußp tho pleasures to our hearts, dreamers
like you and I ;
We plcck the flagrant flower, but the thorn we cast
For joy lasts long in memory, pain lingers but a
"LAY" OF THE LAST MINSTREL.
A PLEA FOR EGGS.
1 [These are the days for "pleas" of all kinds.—
' l'leas" for woman's rights; "pleas" for tho poor,
the young, an t the tempted.but the annexed ' pica''
is something out of tho order of "common picas-" |
Bo gentle to the new laid egg,
For eggs are brittle things,
They cannot fly until they're hatched.
And have a pair of wings.
If once you break the tender shell,
The wrong you can't redress :
The yolk and white will all run out,
And make a drcadfnl "mess,"
'Tis but a little while at best
That hens have power to lay,
To-morrow eggs may addled be,
That wore quite fresh to-day.
Oh, let the touch be light
That takes them from tho keg,
There is no hand whose cunning skill
Can mend a broken egg !
Ay—touch it with a tender touch,
For till the egg is biled,
Who kDows but that, unwittingly,
It may be smashed and spiled.
The summer breeze that 'gainst it blows
Ought to be stilled and hushed ;
For eggs, like youthful purity,
Are awful when they're squshed,
HOW SPOONY BEN GOT CROSS-EYED.
Little Benny Butler
Sat up in his chair,
Looking o'er the table
If any spoons were there.
On each side of Benny
! Careless a spoon was tossed ;
He triod to watch them both,
And so his eyes were crossed !
llow TIIEV DO IT. —ln Chicago when they
| ask you to drink, thei say :
"Nominate your family disi urbance."
In St. L >uis :
; "Choose your old pizen."
In Cincinnati :
"Do you feel like diiving a nail in your j
i coffin ?"
' lu Louisville :
; "Let's put an enemy in our mouthe."
I In New York :
"Let's reduce ourselves below the level of
In Boston :
"Let's violate" (the liquor law).
In Frankfort :
' LeiV absorb."
in New Orleans :
"Shall we fortify 7"
In Albany :
"Suppose we drug ourselves."
In Indianapo!.s :
"Let us start for the watch house."
In Terre II lute :
"Let us perjure ourselvea."
In Buffalo :
In Lexington, Ky.:
"Will you have some nourishment 7"
In Memphis :
"Have you got thirty cents."
In Nashville :
"Will you take a little'old Robertson' ?"
In Chattanooga :
In Knoxvtlle :
"SI all we take some of the devouring ele*
In Griffin :
"Let's lake suthtn."
In Lancaster :
"Let's swill L a r-g e r."
In Columbia *
"Let's take some of Wiley's Contraband."
"In Towanda :
"Let's wash our gums."
In Tunkhannock ,
"Let's take some 'prohibits.' "
VALUABLE HELP— "Why Bridget, you
have baked this bread to a crisp," "An' 1
! sure mr ldy, 1 onlv baked it three hours,
according to "be r?*aite." "Three hours !
why, the recipe said but one." "Ye*, mem 1
i one hour for a-large loaf, and I had three
, small oiies, uud so I baked utu tbree hours,
44 To Speak his Thoughts is Every Freeman's Right. "
THE PROMISE THAT WAS KEPT.
One evening four German students of a
University, were enjoying themselves ;n
the upper room of a little hotel. They
had tour instruments, and were employing
themselves in making music after the hard
ships of the day. There was a pause in
their music, hut no sooner had they ceased
playing than they heard an old man play
ing a violin beneath their window in the
street. They went to the window and
looked out, watching him until he ceased
playing. One of them threw out a little
piece of money, and said to him, laughing:
" Here, poor Peter, this is all we have
now, come again some other day."
41 Yes," said another, "come again a year
" Then we will give you a little house
j for a present," said the third.
44 Yes, in the middle of a garden," said
The old man was struck with wonder at
such a promise. His long hair shone
brightly in the light of the lantern which
hung over a neighboring restaurant. He
looked up to the window and said after a
moment's reflection : 44 Young people are
you in earnest with me in what you say ? I
hope you are not making light of an old
" Indeed we are in earnest," replied Er
nest, in an excited voice; and his thiee
companions called upon God to witness
"Farewell, then," replied the old man
41 1 take my leave of you. One year from
to-day, at this hour, expect me to come
and play a tune beneath this window.—
'Farewell ; may the Almighty One whose
name yon have called open, bless you in
your kindness !"
The old man went off after invoking tin's;
blessing upon them. The students clos
ed the window, took their instruments
in their hands, and after playing three or
four lively tunes seemed to forget all that
had occurred. Ernest said to them, how
ever, after the space of half an hour:
44 You seem to be very quiet. I cannot he,
for I have made a promise that I would
give something which I had not got."
44 What promise?" inquired one of the
light hearted companions.
44 The piomise of a house and garden."
A loud laugh was the response that he
met with, and the students separated.—
They met again on the following evening,
and during their interview Ernesttfallrd
their attention to the promise of the night
before. They made light of him, amftold
him that he was foolish to pay any atten
tion to it. Then, said he, 44 1 don't see
where your consciences are, if you can
make a promise and break your word."
44 How can we fulfill any promise of that
kind?" said Christopher. 41 Our parents
are all poor, and have more than they can
do to send us to the university. How
can they help us to buy a house and a gar
den for a foolish old man ?" Good night,
comrades. I wish you as pleasant a sleep
as I shall have!"
Bat this kind of drgnment did not af
fect Ernest much, for he could not help
thinking that he was compelled to keep
his bargain. lie was the poorest of the
group for his mother was a plain widow,
and she made her living by washing. The
promise he made deeply affected him and
he left the university for a week, o that
he might go home and tell his mother the
pledge he had made the old musician.—
After he had told her she replied : " Keep
' it my son, keep it if it costs you your life."
" Th'at is what I will try to do, mother,
and I hope I shall have your prayers."
Ernest returned to the university and
told his friends they must seriously think
of buying the old man a house and garden.
He went into a neighboring village one
day, and found that he could get a neat
little house and garden for two thousand
guineas. That was a large sum for those
poor students to think of paying, but thro,
the influence of Ernest the other three he
came convinced that it was their duty to
keep their promise. The four resolved
that in one year from the time the pledge
was made, the old man should have his
house and garden if it WHS in their power
to get them for him.
They must university —a sad
proceeding for them. They came to the
conclusion to go thiongli the country, and
give little concerts; for really thi appear
ed the only way possible to gain any mon
ey. Even by pursuing this course there
appeared to be a poor prospect to get so
large a sum. Still they resolved to do
their best. They closed their hooks and
put their instruments into little hags and
set out on foot to give concerts, in the
villages through which they might pass.—
Ernest, before leaving, exacted a promise
of the man who owned the bouse and lot
which he had looked at, that he would not
sell it under six months to anybody,nd
that if he would promise to take it at the
end of that time he might have it, though
the money need not be paid under a year.
Week after week passed on, and the stu
dents slowly proceeded on their way.—
Their expenses were not heavy, but their
income was certainly very small too. Nine
months and a half had passed bv, and still
they had but little over seven hundred
guilders. It was a question with them
how the remaining thirteen hundred could
be raised They were Spending one day
at a country town, and a noble living in a
' large castle a few miles distant, was seek
ing rausicans to attend the wedding of his
i daughter who was to be married in three
or four davs. Fortunatelv enough for the
(■lndents, the nobleman employed thorn for
the occasion. The marriage ceremony
took place, and by and by it was time for
the music to begin. The students had
< trained themselves very carefully tor the
evening, and their selections were certain
ly of a very high order. During the
course of the festivities, it was noticed that
the nobleman became very sad. His face
wore a melancholy appearance, ami those
who stood nearest to him saw him weeping.
What could have caused him to be mclati
choly at such a time as that ? One of the
pieces those musicians played was his
mother's favorite melody. She had often
sung it to him many years ago, and he had
not heard it since, until the students play
ed. It was enough to make him sorrow
ful, and it drew those students to his heart
in such away that he couldn't express his
feelings. They had recalled to mind the
piece whieh he had never been able to
lind in music stores, and which it was now
worth a fortune to him to hear.
I must now make my stoty short. The
nobleman kept the four students in bis
castle two weeks, became acquainted with
them fully, and learned their object in
leaving the university to give concerts. —
He supplied them with three thousand
guilders, and told them that they might
have the privilege of making drafts on him
at any time.
On the evening of the day when the old
man promised to appear, he stood b' low
the window, playing his old violin. He
was true to his word, and expected the
promise to be kept The young men went
down to invite him up and told him all
they had done. They showed him the deed
for his place and gave it to him. On the
following day he formally took possession
of it, and they supplied it with furniture
and with groceries for housekeeping.
The young men felt that they were am
ply repaid for their faithfulness to their
word by the gratitude and joy of the old
man. But they were not only repaid in
feelings ; they were more than repaid in
Fourteen years from that time that place
was taken, into their possession ; for the
old man died and bequeathed it to them
in his will. That part of the town rose
suddenly in value. Many things contribu
ted to its increased value which I will cot
it is enough to say that in seventeen
years from the time the four students gave
the deed of that house and garden to the
old musician, the same property which bad
cost two thousand guilders was worth eigh
ty thousand. The students were not only
paid in heart, but also in money. They
had kept their word, and even to the poor
old man who had no power to compel them
to be true to it, was a pleasant memory as
long as they lived.
Leap Year—" Sealed Proposals."
A chap at Louisville issued a leap year
invitation and sent the following notice to
the contractors for publication in the
To CONTRACTORS. —The undersigned,
feeling the nt cd of some one to find fault
with and grumble at when business mat
ters go wrong; and being lonely with no
one to hate him, and whereas, having ar
rived at the proper age, he is therefore de
termined to " coine out,"
Scaled proposals will he received till 12
o'clock midnight, of the 3lst December,
Applicant must possess beauty, or its
equivalent in currency.
She must possess a sweet and forgiving
disposition, and, when one cheek is kissed
turn the other, (that is, if the right man is
She may not chew gum.
Nor wear long dresses on the street.
Nor frequent sewing circles.
Nor go around begging fcr charitable
Nor read the paper first in the morning.
Nor talk when I am sleepy.
Nor sleep when 1 am talking.
Nor trade my clothes to wandering Ital
ians for flower vases.
Nor hot row money from my vest pock
ets while I sleep.
Nor hold a looking glass over my face,
at such times to make me tell al! I know.
She must believe in the sudden attack of
chills, and make allowances for their ef
fects on the nervous system.
When her "old hear" comes home from
•' meeting a few friends" rather affection
ate, she nnist not take advantage of bis
stale and wheedle him into trips to water
And above all, sbe may not on such oc
casions put ipecac into the coffee she pre
scribes for his " poor head."
She must not sit up for him when he
happens to be detained to a late hour on
But when he docs return, tired and
sleepv, she will be expected to roll over to
the other side, and give him her own warm
A lady possessing the foregoing qualifi
cations, positive and negative, can hear of
something to her advantage by inclosing a
All proposals must be accompanied by
satisfactory evidence of ability of the ap
plicant to support a husband in the style
to which he has been accustomed.
flg?" Davy Crockett happened once to
be present at an exhibhiou of animals in
the city of Washington, when a monkey
seemed to attract his particular attention,
and he abstractedly observed —
" If that fellow had oo a pair of specta
cles, he would look like Maj. Wight.of O."
The major happened to be just h hind
Crockett, and tapped Davy on the slioul
; der. Turning around, Davy very formally
" I'll be hanged, major, if 1 know whose
• pardon to Bkt youra or the donkey s."
THE " WHAT IS IT " OUTDONE.
About twenty-five miles from this city,
says the Vicksburg Herald, March 1, is a
small stream known as Bear Creek, which
empties into the Big Black River. For
some time past strange stories have been
told by the negroes of an extraordinary
animal seen n< at this creek. These stories
weie laughed at and derided by the citi
zen*, no one believing in any such state
ments. This extraordinary creature had of
ten suddenly presented himself mong the
negroes in the early twilight, causing great
consternation among tbem. lie is describ
j ed hy the negroes as being about eight
feet high, cacti eye, in their language, as
| large as a hen's egg, with no nose, and no
; upper lip, his two eye teeth as large as a
I man's thumb, extending down over his
| chin about eight inches; his right foot
, points directly to the front, and his left to
| the rear, and the measurement of the track
; is just twenty-three inches in length ; bis
j finger nails are five or six inches long ; the
j hair on his head—which is stifF and wiry
| —sweeps the ground as he walks, and is,
j parted in the rear and brought down in
I front, on each side of his singularly form
led che9t, which is not round or flat but is
j angular like a fowl s. The hair on the
1 body of this singular being is very stiff,
; and grows to the rear, parting at the angle
\ of the breastbone growing back and uni
; ting with a long stiff growth on his spine,
which extends back one foot like the spi
| nal fin of a fish, or the bristles on the back
of a boar—the hair on his arms is parted,
and grows in the same way, making a long,
thick brush on the back ot' the arms ex
tending from the shoulders to the point
of the middle finger. The same peculiari
ty is observable on his legs. No white
person has eTcr seen him till recently, when
be was discovered by a hunting party. —
Several gentleman—acquaintances of ours
—met on last Thursday week, with a
view of bear bunting in this swamp. —
They were accompanied by about fifteen
well trained bear dogs. They prepared
early in the morning, and when about
commencing, their attention was attracted
to an unusually large track in the softsoil;
upon examination it was discovered that
the track was being constantly reversed.—
In an instant the stories of the negroes oc
curred to the party, and at once it was
determined to follow the creature which
bad made this track. The dogs were in
stantly called and encouraged to follow the
track, which they did promptly. The
gentlemen, mounted upon good horses,
fouud but little difficulty in keeping well
up with the bounds. In a few minutes an
object was presented to their view which
sent a chill in the heart of every member
of the party. They had unearthed the
nondescript. A being —apparently human
—suddenly arose from his lair, turned
and for a moment stood in silent inspec
tion at hi 9 pursuers, and then instantly,
with a yell truly terrible, wheeled, and
with the speed of the fastest horse, rushed
away befote the dogs, This wild and ex
cited chase was continued for nearly fen
miles, when at last the terrible monster,
foaming with rage, was brought to bay
upon the bank of the Big Black, and turn
ing with a fury unparalleled, it seized the
foremost dog with both hands, and by the
exercise of superhuman muscular strength,
buried its long talons into the body of the
howling brute, and literally tore the dog
asunder. Dropping this,it instantly seized
the next, an J sent its two immense tusks
throngli the head of the doomed dog.—
One of the hunters, becoming alarmed for
the safety ot the party, drew his revolver
and fired twice at the monster, but evi
dently without effect other than to fright
en it by the report, when, turning with a
hideous yell, it plunged into the river, di
ving and remaining under water fully five
minutes, when it suddenly sprang into the
air, screaming equal to a regiment of sol
diers. It finally swam to the other side
and disappeared in the neighboring forest, <
since which time it has only been seen
twice by white persons. Several attempts
have been made to capture it, but up to
the present time without success. What
this strange creature is no one can conjec
t ire. Ihe gentlemen with whom we have
conversed represent it as a black man,
over six feet high, but in other respects
resembling, to a gn at degree, the descrip
tion given by the negroes. It has broken
the negroes from attending Loyal League,
at night in that section of the country.
baggage-master on Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne ami Chicaga Railioad, known
throughout the region as " Jim, "occasion
ally indulges in remarks of a jockular sort.
During the rebellion, when Western pul
pits were made political rostrums, Jim
met some old friends travelling on the
cars. After inquiring about old acquaint
ances and talking about old times, one of
the party asked. " l>y the way how is
politics about here?" "Well," replied
Jim, " I'll be darned if 1 know, for T have
not been to church iu more'n a month. "
• A famous judge came late to court,
one day in busy season, whereat the clerk
in great surprise, inquired of him the
reason. •' A child was born, " his honor
said, and I am the happy sire. " " An in
fant judge ?" "O, no, " said he, "as yet
he's but a crier."
Two little Sabbath school boys in Boston
got veiy heated over a vexed question in
their l"snn. and startled their reaeher,whose
hack wa turned for a moment, wt'h "I tell
ye it's Mary Magazine and not Magdalene."
and thrusting bis hands deep and desperate
ly into his trnwsers pocxct. sung cut, "Now
whsrt'll yem bet
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pi*! anil glfretfoi*!.
Water reddens the rose, whisky the nose,
and Jack Frost the toes.
Why is a gent treading on a lady's dreas
like a hunter I Because he's on the trail of
In one of Josh Billings' late papers he
says : "The sun was going to bed and the
hevins fur and near were a bluihing at the
A German while crossing the Alleghany
mountains during the past winter, states —
"Dat ven going up de mountain, hish feet
slipped him on de ice, and he como down on
de broad of hish back, mit hish face slicking
in de mud, and dere he shtoo:."
The real champions of the ring—mothers
with daughters to marry.
The "sugar wedding," thirty days after
marriage, is the latest fashion.
How may a man be known from a fatigued
dog ? One wears a shirt the other pants.
A BRIGHT ONE The brightest little chap,
for his size and age, that we ever saw, was
one whom we lately came across, torturing
tadpoles ia a spring upoD a roadside, alto
gether out of sight and hearing of any human
"Where do you live, my son 7" inquired
we, just as he had stirred up a big bullfrog
from the mud, with a mullen stalk.
"I don't live nowhere, only home."
"Where is jour home 7"
"Over the hill, next house to Mr. Wag
"Have you parent's living 7"
"What's them 7"
"I meao, have you a father and mother 7"
' Yes, sir ; but pap's went dead _a good
while, and mother says she won't stand it,
cause it's too hard work."
"What work does your mother do 7"
"Milks the cow, and all sort o' tbings.'i
"Is your mother a pious woman—a good
"No, sir, she's a Dutchman t"
Here the littls genius went to stirring op
AVOID BAD COMPANY. —The following lit
tle table contains a deal of wisdom ; and
editors, clergymen—indeed, all classes in
society, will do well to remember it, and
govern themselves accordingly :
"A skunk once challenged a lion to a sin
gle combat. The lion promptly declined t£e
honor of such a meeting.
"How," said tbe skunk, "are you afraid 7"
"Very much so," quoth the lion, "for jon
would only gain fame by having tbe hoaor to
fight a lion, while every one who met me
for a month to come would know that I bed
been iu company with a skunk."
A Printer on seeing a sheriff closely pur
suing an unfortunate author, remarked, "that
it was a new edition of the Pursuits of Lit*
orature, unbound and hot pressed."
What is the difference between an old
dime aHd a new penny 7 Nine cents.
Hans, who is a judge of morals as well as
money, says that being tender to anotkor
man's wife ts not a "legal tender."
A credulous maD said ta a wag who had a
.wooden leg : "How came you to bav# a wood
en leg 7" "Why," answered tbe wag, "my
father had one, and so had my grandfather.
It runs in the blood."
WHO MOVED DIS WELL.—Some years since
a prominent busines man of Northampton,
who began to "sow his wild oats" when a
boy, and hasn't got through yet, attended a
colored ball in that town. After each "break
down" he noticed that a well near the house,
which, by the way, was not a deep one, was
resorted to by the men to quench their
thirst. Unobserved while the dance was go
ing on, he slipped oat of tbe house and mov
ed the curb a few feet beyond the well, and
then waited the result. Presently out came
one of the dancers, and plump to the bottom
of the well be went. Blowing and puffing be
came to the top and exclaimed : "Gosh !
who went moved dia well since I'se out bero
"AROfMKSTUM AD HoMISEM."—A ikepti
csl young collegian confronted an old Quaker
with the statement that he did not believe in
the Bible. Beid the Quaker :
"Does thee believe in France 7"
"Yea ; for though 1 have not seen it,l have
seen others who have ; besides there is plen
ty of corroborative proof that auch a country
•'Then thee will not believe anything tbee
or others have not seen 7"
"No, to be sure I won't."
"Did thee ever see tby own brains 7"
' F.rer see anybody that did 7"
"Does thee believe theo ha any 1"
Yrtjg goodness t res' grestrievi