The Wyoming Democrat. (Tunkhannock [Pa.]) 1849-1854, March 25, 1851, Image 1
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E.4l.armsa. , " IdEZOOP ANY EICITEV—Me- Itisviiiy, Wyoming Co., Pa. rs: tmt LOTTO • Proprietor. WM L. BEEBE, Saddle, Harneca:'and Trunk Manufactu rer. &top, first door above H. Stark's brick Store, on Bridge st., Tunkhan !sock, Pa. .. LACIXAWANNA HOTEL, DandaffStreet, Carbondale, Luzerne - Co:, Pa. JOHN Proprietor. MARTIN'S ,ELOTEP, - rank rianno4, Pa..- , -)j: C. Martin, Pro prietor. Alt the stages arrive at and depart from this hnuse daily. ' DR. 3'. V. SMITE; PHYSICIAN &. Sutzuzas,—May .be found at, Martin's Hotel, Thunkltan pock, Pa. WINCHESTER, ATTOILVEY AT LAW, Tunkiannock, Pa. Office in StaLk's !Lick Row. FRANIELIN C. RO S S , .!ATTORNEY AT LAtv,—Office s with El hanan Smith, Tunkhannock, Pa. - . • D. L. PECMHAM, ArronNcY AT LA W—Ttinkhannak Erry inning. Co., Pa.—Ofide with A. K. Peckharn,Esq., in Phelps' brick 131ock A. K. PECKJECAM, ATToRSEVAT LAW, Thnkhannock, Wy onnn Co., Penn., Office in -Phelps' brick huilditi,g, Warren st., opposite the old stand of Peckham & Smith. R.R. & M. ECLITTLE, Attornies & Counsellors at Law, Tunk bannock, Pa. Office, one door west et H. Stark's Store. GEORGE S. TIITTCiN, ArICIF.'NEY AT LAW. -- Tztalthannock, Wyoming. CO, Pa. JOHN BRISBIN, Attorney at Law, Tunkhannock, Pa Office one door east of the Post-Office AMERICAN HOTEL, Opposite "Independence Hall," No. 18 t Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Am:- 131106 E L. WHITE ' , Proprietor. INSURANCE *AGENCY. S. H. TA nom, Tunkhannock, Pad, Agent for the Keystone Life Insurance• Co mpany. Also, for the following Fire Insurance companies: the Wyoming County. Mutual, the State Itfutiral, and the Delaware Safety, Philadelphia. WILLIAM M. PLArit, Am:tamer At Law, Tunkhannock, Pa. General Agent for all claims against the Government tor Bounty Lartcls,Pen sions, Arrears, and Extra pay for per sons who served in the War of 1812, or in any of thejadian wars sinael79o: or in 'the late. War with:MexitO n 32 ABEL TERRELL'. Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals; faints, Oils, Dye-stuffs, GrUceries, Dry - Goods Hardware, Stoneware, Glan-ware, Clocks,, Watchesl Jewel ry, Silver Spoons, Spectaeles, Musical Instruments, Trusses, Surgical'lnstru meats, Liquors, Perfumery, Mirrors, Btitionery, Brushes,Shoes, Yankee Notions„&cas.c., ardmse, Lwow= of Brandies, -- Winea, Gins, Browh Stotit;Scotch Absithe, Se. E a r,TNach Lotmon Syrup, Ri;pberry, Lavender,; Black ' be'' , and Wild Cherry Brandies, Bit - tenalsc. ' , No. '283 Market4t., be tweei 7th Er. Bth sta., and 121 North 6th St.,ahnve Vine, Putunetesii.k. WINE & LIQUOR STORE. Franch apdOftrnan Wines, Foreign and American Liquors, Cordials, 4c. John Etibler,importer arid whole. sale "dealfr in Foreign int American Wine,& Liquors, 56 North Third-Bf., tieuon‘V &tn. above mans Deeds.—A neltmad apleis did 10.0 tiank - Deeds out of.press and the.o4e uf,the ne tting DatatiV ) ' ' I Fro Me Ppllur Newspaper., ~ . Gay Hearts. Chide not the heart that'alight, chide not ; l . he heart that's gay, - Fdr the spring of life so. bright, • `Too soon *ill pass away. Chide not the spirits bounding p'er this lair smiling earth, Chide no. laugh resounding— No ! echo, back its mirth ! Hearts that are light to-day, • Iro-morro* may he sad ; Then never aide the gay, But bid then to'be glad, • FOr soon. may sorrows come, And orr that smiling face, Now so fair - find gladsome, - Deep care its lines may trace! Then let the joyous heart Be happy, while it may, Nb sad'ning tone impart, - 'To cloud its sunny way; Bht as you pass them by, Breathe to Heaven a prayer, That spirits now so high, May never bow with care! v. P. D S. 8. A String of Pearls., What is Joe?—The honey of exstOnce: really beneficial and agreeable when partaken - of in moderation, but highly injurious when used to excess. What is CONTSNIIIENT I—The phi losophy otlife, and the principal ingre dient in the cup of happiness—a com modity that - is undervalued in conse quence of the very low price it -can be obtained at. What is HAPPINESS ?—A butterfly that roves from flower to flower, in the vast Zarden of exiStence, and which is eager ly purstied by the multitude, in the vain hope of obtaining the prize ; yet it con stantly Pilules' their grasp. What is rAmrl—A-fterce and uncon querable steed, that bears its rider on ward in the high road to preferment : but often throws him with such a fall that he rarely ever recovers. • What is CR,IMEI---A wretched vaga-, bond, traveling trim place to place in the fruitless endeavor to escape justice, who is constantly engaged in hot pursuit. A toe to virtue and happiness, though at times the coMpanion of poor innocence, which is too often Made to suffer for the guilty. ) • I What is suiricz l-LA pair of scales in Which the actions of mankind are often weighed; thetrue weights being brought up by pOwer and wealth, whilst others that are incorrect are substituted. What is lESLENESS ?—A puolic mint, where various hinds of mischief are coined and extensively circulated among the more despicable of the human race. What is wily ?—A sparkling beverage that is highly exhilerating and agreeable when taken at the expense of others ; hut when used at- your own cost, it be comes bitter and unpleasant. What is xnowt.Enue ?—A key that unravels all mysteries, and which' un locks the entrance, discovers new and unseen and untrodden paths in the hith erto unexplored fields of science and lit erature. f What is nrr fountain from which flows all good and evil intentions; a mental fluid electric in the force and rapidity of its movements silently flow ing unseen within its own secret ave nues;, yet is, the controlling power of all animated ;matter and the chief main sprirg of all l our - actions. What is rsAit4p--A frightful, a dan gerous substance to the really guilty ; btit a vain aad harmless show to the con- scientious, hcest and upright What is' i voirrtrigel— A capricious dame who often 'rejects those Who are most anxious, to , solicit_ her favors; while others more unworthy, are the' recipi ents Of of her boupty without her solici tation. What is' irAssuos ?--A behutiful en. 'Mope for I Mortalify; presenting a glit tering and Wished exterior, the appear ance which gives certain indication of the real Value of ',what is contained therein..', , , - ir r wotheri 'are like houses, the ton• ger_they remain u to let," the more di. Japidated they hew* To keep either from, goirkg todestrmctioo„ : they ebtiuld be wily oceupied. - DEFEND THE RIGHT: CONDEMN THE WRONG. • .TUNKHANNOCK, TUESDAY 'VENING, MARCH 26, 18M. Anecdotes It Bishop Bascom. &writer. in the "Columbian" is fur nishing interesting anecdotes of the late distinguished Methodist Bishop, the Rev. H. B. Bascom. We copy two or three of them : Hts ESCAPE FROM A PANTHER.-or several years Dr: Bascom's labcts were assigned to the wild .and unsettled fron tiers of Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio . The hardships and privations to which he was subjected, on these circuits, would have crushed the spirits of an or dinary man. He had frequently to travel forty miles a day, through solitary foreits, and after the fatigues of such a journey, deliver a sermon at night. The roads; at that time were scarcely bro ken, and there were no bridges over the streams, which, in winter were often swollea beyond their banks. But this was but a slight obstacle to the noble pi oneer of the cross. He would force his' horse daringly forward, across the foam ing billows. To a soul like his, a wet shit and a few hours of chillness were ti ifles not to be avoided. On one occa s;on, while swimming a small stream in Kentucky, which , had been swollen to an unusual height by recent :sins, the •current was so rapid that he was forced some two hundred yards below the ford. The drift.was whirling furiously around him, and, on either side, the banks were too steep to ascend.. He saw his dan cer, but with cool self-posession, he clung firmly to his faithful horse, and his noble animal, taking a downward course, finally emerged safely from his perils. What a contrast does this pre sent to the smooth and luxurious life of most clergymen 'of the 'present day. - The country through which Dr. Bas coin's duty led him, was wild and very thinly settled. The forests were filled with furiou's wild beasts. He was once followed s ; ?veral miles by a large pan ther, which threatened every step to hound upon him, and from which he was rescued by reaching just at -night fall, the cabin of a settler. At another time, he had gone some distance from the house of , a friend where he was stop ping, into the forest, and was lyirig qui etly, [writhing a hook, and unconscious of all danger, under the broad, spreading branches of a tree, when he heard a Man crying to him, and telling him to lie still till he fired, on the peril of his life. Quickly glancing his eye in the direction whence the voice proceeded, he saw his friend, with his rifle eleva ted, and pointed toward the branches of the tree under which he was lying.— Perfec ly familiar with backwoods life, Dr. Bascom knew that some. he:writ-4e danger, was hovering over him, and without the least perceptible motion of his body, he instantly turned his gaze upward, when he saw, on the limb of a tree, not more than twenty feet above him, a majestic panther, whisking his tail and just ready to leap' upon him. This was afearful moment—what-nerve it. required to retain his self possession, and thus save his life, for the least mo-. tion on the part of Mr. Bascom would have hastened the spring of the panther, and sealed his fate forever. And in that fearful moment, when death seem ed inevitable, with a self control and a courage truly wonderful he perfect ly quiet, till the keen crack of the rifle was heard, and the ferocious beast, pier 7 ced by the unerring aim of the back woods hian, fell lifeless by his side. ANOTHER RENCONTER.—WhiIe s on the circuit of 'Western Virginia, I think it was Bascom stopped at noon 'at a cabin recently erected by the road side. He sat down by invitation to dine with the family. A lovely child about three years old, which bad attracted his atten tion by its sweet Smiles and rare beauty, was playing in front of the door, while ' the family were engaged in the homely repast,: when suddenly a heart-piercing cry was heard from without. 14 My child ! my child!" screamed the mother, and as quick as thought all rush ed to the door. Father of mercies, what a sight was. 'here prevented' to the tine Of a doting mother. A'terrible panther had sprang upon her unwary darling, and was as cending a tree, hearing the child in its mouth. di The gunl quick! for God'S sake, the gun!" frantically exclaimed the father. Dr. Bascom rushed in the cabin and seizing the gun from the lack, rapidly returned, but alas, it-was too late. Re was only in time to see the innocent, lovely babe torn to pieces, in the pres ence of its f antic parents, by the infu riated' beast. Completely unnerved by the appalling sight, it iequired several shots before- Dr. Bascom was enabled to bring down the blood-thirsty animal. "I can never forget'that awful scene," said Dr. Bascom, when relating this in cident to the writer some yews since. And well might he say so, for a more deeply. .ffecting and heart-rending sceng h t seldom been recorded in the history o`adventurous pioneer lite. HIS COAT.—In the composition of Dr. Bascom there was no cant or osten tatious pretence. He could never be in duced to wear the peculiar dress adopted by clergymen of - his church. He be hewed that true humility is a principle of the soul, and does not consist either in exccentricity of - habits or the cut of the coat. He always dressed with neat ness and taste. This so much displeased the tg elder brethren," that he was call ed to a formal account by a number of senior clergymen, Alter listening re= spectfully to the arguments urged against the fashionable cut of his garb, Dr. Bas com deliberately ~ a rae pulled off his coat, and, bangini it on a chair, desired to know whether it was himself or the coat that preached. His censurers smiled at the Oddity of the argument, and told him'to dress as he pleased. Beatitiftil Sentiment. John G. Whittier, the Quaker Poet, in writing about Irish Emigrants among us says:- C 66 For myself, I confess I feel sympa thy for the Irishman. I see him as, the representative of a generous;owarm hearted, and cruelly oppressed people. That he loves his native land—that his patriotism is divided—that he cannot forget the claims of his mother Island, that his religion, with all its abuses, is dear to him, (roes not decrease my esti mation of him. A stranger in a strange land, he is to me an object of interest. The poorest and the rudest has a ro mance in his history. Amidst all his apparent gaiety of heart and national drollery, and wit, the poor emigrant has sad thoughts of the ould mother of him" sitting lonely in her solitay cabin by the bog side—recollections of a fath er's blessing and a sister's farewell—that sister who loved him so devotedly—are haunting him ; a grave-mound in the distant church-yard, far beyond the " wide waters," has an eternal green ness in his memory ; for there, perhaps, lies a " dirlint child," or " sweet cra thur," who once loved him—the New World is forgotten for a moment, blue Killarney and Liffy syarkle before him, Glendalough stretches , beneath him its dark, aril) mirror; he sees the same evening sunshine rest upon and hallow alike with nature's blessing the ruins of the Seven Churches of Ireland's Apos tolic age, the broken mound of the Druids, and the round towers of the Phoenician sun worshiperers, beatuiful and mournful redollections of home awa ken within, and the rough and seeming ly careless . and light-hearted laborers melt into tears. It is no light thing for one to abandon his country and house hold goods. Touchingly beautiful was the injuoction of the Prophet of the He brews "Ye shall not oppress the stranger, for ye know not the heart of a stranger, seeing that ye were strangers in-the land of Egypt." te- A piece. of timber sawed thin is aboard; but an individual who .pays three dollars a week for mackerel and 13: 4 " wat bewitched" is a boarder. Young ladies educated to despise mankind, generally finish their studies tiby ru ping away with the footman: All About a iiiss. The melting juncion of Your rosy lips." THE NATURALIsr.-LA kiss is the bringing into - juxtapoition two contra fily-charged poles by which it,,like an electric spark, is elicited. THE MOEALIST.-A kiss is the token of the most intimate communion of love, and is therefore only to be permitted in the married. THE PHYSICIAN - --A kiss ie the art of so moving the labial muscles that the lips are first brought suddenly together, and then explosively separated ; so that alter all a kiss is only an artificial spasm. THE PriumucisT.—A kiss is fa ona mento-poetic word, in which the curt ness of the thing is represented by the brief sound of the word. THE ANTIQUARIAN.—Kissing is M t= handed down to us from the Greeks 'and Romans, as to the true signification of which we are not perfectly clear. Probably it is a symbol of the sun's rays greeting the earth ; and if so, dqubtless was received with all the other lore of sun-worship from the Orientals. THEOLOGIANS [a host of them.] —A kiss is an emblematic action by which the bendlings of the heavens to the earth is designed to be symbolized. THE PHILOSOPHER.—A kiss is that protuding the circle of the lips, where by the quantitative difference of the sine of one is placed in such relation to the quantitative difference of the sine of an 'other, that thereby the identity of the subject-object of the ideal-real is proied. THE PUNSTEE.—A kiss [truss] is the gush [guss] of one soul to another. The pressure of the lemon into the insipid beverage of life. This pressure is the expression of the-impression which op presses the heart. It is the only press with which no censorship can interfere. Here we still have 44 freedom of the press." THE LAWYER.—The kiss, is a nullity in law, being neither a right in posse, nor a right in esse. Some, however, have considered it as a family right, and would treat it after the analogy of the dos.. But 4 4 L. 74. D. de dote eonstzt," does not treat of the kiss at any length. Still, in the married state, we may ven ture to consider a kiss in the light of a donatiu inter vivo:. . THE LovEtt.—A kiss is—heaven. THE WarrEa.—To be sure—with a difference! Hope. It is delightful passion, hope; it is the life of society and of the individual. Every species of hope is useful, whether it be individual hope, or family hope,or national hope, or humanitarian hope. A man or woman who is under the cheering influence of this passion is al ways raised a few.degress in the scale of being. The understanding is strength ened, the imagination is enlivened, the _memory is rendered more impressive and tenacious, by hope; and what is of still more importance, the honorable feelings are cultivated. We, therefore, rejoice to sees.the beaming eyes and elas tic steps of the fairest, if not the most faithful of the three Graces; but we can never forget the pranks of the maiden, the leer of her eye, the deceitfulness of her sweet, persuasiveness of her tongue. She means well ; but her wisdom is doubtful. She trains man to think ; but in training him she often leads him astray, merelpto teach him by errors and negatives, that it is necessary to be on one's guard, and not to mistake ber glimmering visions foreatisfactory dem onstrations.. ' REASONS FOli DAMAGES.--A jury who was sitting in a case in which a widow, who was young and pretty, claimed damages to the amount of twenty thous and for certain trespasses committetby defendant, gave a reason for being in fa vor of giving a verdict 'far the full a mount, to which .the other jurors ob jected,' that incase of the other jurors agreeing with him, he intendedlo court _and niarry the widow. Aff damages wre onlY.given tor half the sum, the jury said he could not afford to make . - the sacrifice? VOL II::::NO. 50, The Tiger and Dog. In Saigon, where dogs are dog cheap, we used to give the tigress one every day. They were thrown alive into her cage, when, after playing with her vic tim for a time, as a cat does with a mouse, her eyes would begin .to glisten, and her tail to vibrate, which were the immediate precursors of death to the de. voted little, prisoner, which was imme diately seized by the back of the neck, the incisors of the sanguinary beast per forating the jugular arteries, while she would traverse the cage, the bars or which she lashed with her tail, and suck the blood of her prey, which hung sus pended from her mouth. One day, a puppy, not at all remarkable, or distin guished in appearance from the common herd, was thrown in, who immediately, on perceiving his situation, set up a dis mal yell, and attacked the digress with great fupy, snapping at her nose, from which hb drew some blood. The tigress appeared to be amused with the puny rage of the puppy, and with ,as good-- humored an expression of countenance as so ferocious an. animal -could be sup posed to assume, she affected to treat it as all play ; and - sometimes spreading herself at full length on her side, at oth ers, crouching in the manner of the fa bled sphynx, she would ward off with her paw the incensed little animal, till she was finally exhausted. She then proceeded to caress tinn r endeavoring by many little arts to inspire him with con fidence, in_which she finally succeeded, and in a short time they lafed down to gether and slept. From this time they were inseparable, the tigress appearing to feel for the puppy all the solicitude of a mother, and the dog, in return, treating her with the greatest affection ; and a small aperture was lett open in the cage, by which he had free ingress and egress. Experiments were subse quently made, by presenting a -strange dog at the bars of the cage, ~when the tigress would manifest great eagerness to get it it ; her adopted child was then thrown in, on which she would eagerly pounce ; but immediately discovering, the cheat, she would caress it with great tenderness. The , natives made several unsuccessful efforts to steal this dog. ,' 07" An Irishman went a squirrel hunting, and with his gun loaded to the muzzle, he blazed away, and off went the squirrel chirruping away in the top of a tall tree, and down went the Irish man, whom the gun had knocked flat on his back. Pat,'on viewing the-sqir rel singing away in derision of his wounded antagonist, angrily exclaimed " And faith it ye'd been at the end of my gun, divil the bit would ye chirrup so.), (g . " The idea that a plodder in one business will be a leading character in another, is all gammon. Droves of men are like droves orcattle; the leading ox tociay, will be the leading ox during the whole journey., -.While the Cattle that lag along in the rear at the start will remain in the rear to all eternity. f` New York having sent one U. S. Senator Sea-Ward, have lately been attempting, as an approopriate accom panyment, to send out a Fish. But so far we believe without success.—Ex. 0:7""Yoor Hanshe is bit imself mit a rattle snake and cash sick i to his bed for six weeks, in to month August' and all his cry was Vater ! V ter! And he could ate nothing till he omplained of peing potter ; so ash he Ould stand upon his elbow and ate a little tea." 44 Well, you two little villians," claimed a mother, scolding her brats.— I can make nothing of•you, as sure no I liv'e I will tell both of yourfathers. Francis Pig has strayed off from ln dianapolis, leaviiig Mrs. Pigg and the little piggy to hunt their own teed here after. " We'll do our share towards pen ning him. Modeety doublAs the beauties which are seen, and. gives credit d eetena to all that ' are concealed,.