North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, January 20, 1864, Image 1

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A weekly Democratic
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BACON STAND.—Nicholson, Pa. C. L
J ACKSO.V, Proprietor. [vln49tf]
Tunkhannock, Pa. Office in Shark's Biick
Block, Tioga street.
VV fice in Stark's Brick Block, Tioga St., Tunk
hannock, Pa.
JIC LAW Offic® 011 Doga street, Tunkhannock
• Office oa Bridge Street, next door to the Demo
crat Office, Tunkhannock, Pa.
• Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
D*TJ. C- BECKER & Co.,
Would respectfully announce to the citizens of Wy
(ning that they have located at Tunkhannock wher
hey will promptly attend to all calls in the line of
; v profession. May be found at his Drug Staro
nt ">t professionally absent,
when IK .
"Y, M, I).— (Graduate of the 3
J!H. CARL '''Bcinnati) would respectfully
■ M. Institute, o. *>f Wyoming and Luzerne
wunonnce to the citizens <>. regular practice in the
Counties, that he continues his °"n. May no found
various departments of his profeseu *seionally ab
t his office or residence, wheu not pre •
Mr Particular attention given to the tre*. 1 - t
Chronic Diseas.
entremoreland, Wyoming Co. Fa.—v2n2
TIIIS establishment has recently been refitted and
furnished in the latest style. Every attention
will be given to the comfort and convenience 0.~ those
who patronize the House.
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor.
Tunkhannock, September 11, 1861.
JOHN MAYN AR D , Proprietor.
HAVING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhuuncck, recently occupied by Riley
Warner, the proprietor respectfully solicits a share of
public patronage. The House has been thoroughly
repaired, and the comforts and accomodations of a j
first class Hotel, will be found by all who may favor
t with their custom. September 11, 1861. I
Wm. H. UORTRIGHT, Prop'r
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
render the house an agreeable place ot sojourn for
ail who may favor it with their custom.
June, 3rd, 1663
and BEST ARRANGED Houses in the country —lt
is fitted up in the most modern and improved style,
and no pains are spared to make it a pleasant and
agreeable stopping-place for all,
r 3, n2l, ly.
MGTLMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
• hanneck Borough, and respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens of this place aud
urrounding country.
tw Office over Tutton'a Law Office, near the Pos
Dec. 11, 1861.
. restored to health in a few days, after undergoing all
the usual routine and irregular expensive modes of
treatment without success, considers it his sacred du
ty to communicate to his afflicted fellow creatures
the means of cure. Hence, on the receipt of an ad
dressed envelope, he will send (free) a copy of the
prescription used. Direct to Dr JOHN M. DAGNALL,
-63 F.riUjn Street, Brooklyn. New York. v2n24ly
poet's (form.
BY n. H. BItOWX.
The measured time
Of the Abby chime,
Fell softly on my ear,
A mourning train
Moved o'er the plain,
Proceeded by a bier.
A siileneo fell
O'er rock and dell,
As that sad train moved on,
In garb of woe,
With footsteps slow,
And faces pale and wan.
Until at last
The porch they past,
A tripple arch of stone,
Onward stealing,
Organ pealing,
With low and solemn tone.
The tomb is deep
Where he must sleep,
Bereath the fettered dome,
That chilly grave,
Withiu the nave,
Embosomed in the stone.
The tears that fell
To the organs swell,
Sweet incense burning there,
Funeral lights
Flash on the sight.
And upward goes a prayer.
T hey.laid him down
In the evening brown,
In dim aisle te sleep,
Where the moon-beams bright,
Through 'he lonely night,
Their silent vig.'* keep.
They turn about
And winding out,
Adown the aisle so dim,
Returning night.
Hides from the sight
The tomb they reared for him-
Thus sleep the great
In chiily state
Cemented down with stone,
I'd rather lie
'Neath the veiled sky
Beside some brook alone.
Let the zephyrs sigh
As they ewifth fiy
Above my silent tomb,
A grassy mnund
Where all around
The flowers of summer bloom.
Where the evening star
That beams afar,
From out nights spangled dome,
May shed in light
"n meek, so bright,
tuy long, long home.
Down <> n
Skktt 1o
I was just twelve years of agep and the
most tr equalled rogue for mischief that "old
Kentucky".could produce. It was at this
time that I was sent to a country boarding
school, some thirty miles from my birth-place
Louisville— and an agreeable'school it was,
for it had only two departments, and they
simply consisted of male and female. Our
tutor and tutoress were the Kfndest souls in
Christendom, and never indicated a heavier
punishment than that of sending the guilty
one to Wed supperless, or depriving him or
her of the privelege of the recess. Then
there could be no wonder in our imposing
upon such good nature—but for • my adven
ture :
There was only a door (that, of course,
locked) that seperates the dormitory of the
boys and girls; but the kind builder had not
omitted to place a ventilator over the door,
and, as luck would have it, the good mistress
had covered it with a email green baize cur
tin upon our side. After enjoying a fine
dance upon the green, and that, too, under
the prettiest moonlight that ever shone, we
were avsembltd in the chapel to prayer, and
then sent to our seperate dormitories—the
girls, some fifteen iu number, taking one
flight of stairs, while we eighteen <>r twenty
oi the greatest scamps alive, took the oppo
site flight—our master aud mistress return
ing to their own room. A few moments
found all in bed, and strange to say, perfectly
quiet. We had lam so but a short time,
when we heard a sudden creak, like a bed
stead put inviolent agitaticn, and this was
followed by a suppressed and general titter.
"By golly' boys, there's fun among the
gals," I exclaimed, " and here's what's going
to have a peep at em."
In a moment every bed showed a sitting
figure. I bounded out, and running softly to
the key-hole—but the fallen angels had stuff
ed it with a rag, and that was no go.
"Never mind boys ; easy now, and I'll give
you all a sight."
I softly drew a table and placed it against
the door, and with the greatest difficulty
6tood a chair upon it—for the table being
small, the cbair made almost too great a
stride for it. However, I mounted, and
raising the corner of th 6 curtm, the whole
scene was visible to roe.
The girls had placed two beds seme six or
eight feet apart, and layed a featherbed on
the floor between them, and they were then
exercising themselves by jumping from one
bed to the other. There was one fat girl,
about as broad as she was long, and no way
calculated for physical exertions: but 6he
got upon the bed and stood swinging her
arms to and fro, making every indication for
a desperate jump. By this time I was out
on the floor, and my place at the curtain
supplied by another spig of mischief. He
leaned down aud whispered—the fat girl was
going to jump.
J "Oh, golly !,' said he, "if Fan only falls
wont she roll over nice?"
I was determined to see this; and Jclimb
ing up again, we both occupied the tottering
pile. With one hand over our mouths, and
pinching our noses, to prevent a burst of
laughter, we stood breathless ; awaiting the
awful calamity.
"There she goes, by jingo!" I exclaimed.
She didn't though— for her feet just resiing
on the round of the bed, she balanced but
for a moment, and fell backwards, head down
and feet in the air, rolling and putiing in the
air like a porpoise, but displaying no mean
agility for so embarrassing a situation.
We could hold in no longer, but shook
with laughter. The chair tilted, and down
all came together, with a crash like a young
peal of thunder.
"To bed—To-btd, boys," says I, " and leave
the rest to me.
In an instant all was quiet , everybody
was in bed and sound asleep, with the excep
tion of myself. O ! such attempts to snore
as might have been heard—but we were all
used to playing the possum, aud I now con
cluded to give the approaching tutor aud wife
a sample of somnambulism.
" Now dont laugh for thu world, boys, and
see me do the thing."
I raised ilie table on its legs, and getting
on it, was concluding my speech that I had
j written and committed to memory, f-r the
j day—and here the trainers of young ideas
f petered, !-ut still I continued—
i "Friends an( l k'-hiw students: Overwhelm
ed as I am. with g,",WtU'le for jour kind at
tention, I cannot refra. n rOHI expressing
thanks, yes, warm and hen thanks ;
aud to you, dear sir, (this of com ,e meant
the tutor, and at the point is my vacant stu r "
ingeyes were upon him,) will my heart ever
} irn. I look upon this moment of my life
with a pride that swells my young posom
almost to bursting; and when manhood
shall close my youthful career, and my coun
try shall call me to her halis of legislation
there will I exercise ever}* truth and virtue
instilled into my heart by your kind and fa
therly tutoring. These boyish years ofjov
will 3 T et swell to a gushing stream of ainbi
tious glory—and then will I look back to
these days, and with you uppermost in uiy
thoughts, exclaim. " tvras you, yes, you, sir
—that made ine what I am ! "
'• Bravo ! Bravo ! toy boy," they both ex
j off the table now, seeing I had (he
game in own hancl s, and walking slowly
up to the" WK^ W ' g* TO myself up to deep
sobbings, and appeared much affected-
The tutor approached me and called me
softly by name, but I answ' ereC | not
turning slowly from him I walk eL * l ' ie
er side of the room, avoiding the i' a y* die
lamp which the mistress was directing u pon
me. . 4 j
" He is asleep, my dear," exclaimed the tu
tor, " and it must have been the dragging of
the table over the floor that made such a rum
bling noise. Give me the lamp, and go bring
me a basin of water— I will effect a lasting
cure upon our somnambulist."
I heard many suppressed titters, and could
see sundry corners of sheets going into sun
dry mouths. This nearly destroyed my equi
librium ; though I mastered myself, and again
went to the window,though the mention of
the basin of water caused a momentajy shud
der to shoot through ray whole frame.
The good dame returned with what I mag
nified into an uncommonly large vessel of wa
ter ; but it was no delusion— for in her haste
she brought the " filterer," and I knew cer.
tainly it was a cold ducking I was to have.
Could I escape it ? I would try-. I walked
first to one bed, then to tutor
following with the filterer, his wife playing
" torch-bearer," while the heavy breathing of
'po6suming sleepers added to the solemnity Of
the scene. I still walked on, turning away
every time he proposed to douse me. They
had completely cut off the retreat to my own
bed, and I saw at once I should have to take
it. I walked boldly out and placing myself
before him, he upset the contents of the jug
upon me.
I gasped caught my breath, tottered, and
played the frightened boy so well, the decep.
tion was complete. I heard a merry laugh in
the next room—my'schoolmates 011 their beds
rubbed their eyes and enquiring the matter.
" Where am I?" I asked; " what awful
thing has happened ? Did I come near
Then looking up, my eyes encountered those
of the mistress. I hung down my head)
crouched my little form together, for I was
minus my musn't-mention-'ems. She sympa
thised with me, and left me in the care of the
tut >r, who afforded me every facility for dry
ing my drenched skin and changing my robe
de nuit. I betook me once again to sleep.
We were alone again • but never did I pass
•uch a merry night—and not till long after
the old upright clock had told the miuuight
hour did we close our eyes.
Upon awakening next morning, I thought
for the first time of the laugh I heard in the
girl's rooiA ; and on going to the door through
curiosity, 1 Jonnd the rag uas gone from the
key hole !
There is a beautiful story of a pious old
Quaker lady who was addicted to the use
of tobacco. She indulged in this habit until
t increased so much upon her that she not
only smoked a large portion of t'ae day; but
frequently sat up in bed for this purpose in
the night. After one of these nocturnal en
tertainments she fell asleep, and dreamed
that she died and approached heaven.—
Meeting an angel, she asked him if her name
was wnttea in the Book of Life. He dissap
peared, but replied, upon returning, that he
could not find it.
"Oh," she said, "do look again; it must be
He examined again, but returned with a
sorrowful face.
"It is not there."
"Oh," she said, in agony, "'it must be there.
I have the assurance that it is there! Do
look again."
The angel was moved to tears by her en
treaties, and again left her to renew his
search. After a long absence he cauie back,
with his lace radiant with joy and exclaim
'•Wo have found it, but it was so clouded
with tobacco smoke that we could hardly
see it."
The woman, upon waking, immediately
threw her pipe away, and never indulged in
smoking again.
A WIFE IS TROUBLE. —The following is
taken from the Sandy Hill Herald ;
" Tray tell me, my dear, what is the cause
of those tears."
" Oh, such a disgrace ! "
"What—what is it, my dear? Do not
keep me Hi suspense."
" Why. I opened one of your letters
supposiug it addressed to myself. Certainly
it-looked more like Mrs. thau Mr. 1
"Is that all ? What harm' can there be in
a wife's opening her husbands lexers ? '
" Nu harm in the thing itself; but the con
tents ! Such a disgrace ! "
" What! has any one dared to write mo a
letter unfit to be read by my wile!"
{< Oh. no. It is couched in the most chaste
and gentlemanly language. But the con
tents! the contents!"
Here the wile buried her face in her hand
kerchief and commenced sobbing a-loud,
while the husband eagerly canght up the let
ter and commenced reading the epistle that
had been the means of nearly breaking his
wife's heart. It was a bill from Ike printer
for three years subscription ! To the N. 11.
Democjut! i
ry is tolJ °f a Yankee who went for the first
time to a bo^ ,in 6 alley and kept firing away
at the pius to t- he 'miuent peril of the boy,
whoso far frotiA having anything to do in
"setting up" the pifls, was actively at work
in an endeavor to avoid the halls of the play
er, which rattled on all sides of the pins,
without touching them. At length the fel
low seing the predicament the boy was iri,
yelled out, as he let drive another, "stand in
among the pins boy, if you dont want to get
THE COAI. TRADE. —The Philadelphia Led•
ger says Every thing connected with the
coal trade prospers wouderfully. With the
increased price of coal,and iis greatly increas
ed production, this could scarcely he other
wise. The total net profits of the Reading
Railroad for teD months, to the enormous ag
gregate of $2,351,173. and for the year will
probably reach three millions of dollars !
The coal crop of the State this year we have
heard valued at fifty millions of dollars.
GOOD REPLY A country girl once riding
past a turnpike gate, without paying the usu
al fee, the tollman hailed her and demanded
it; she asked by what authority he demanded
toll of her ; he answered that the sign would
convince her that the law required sixpence
for man and horse "Well," replied the girl,
"this is a woman and mare, therefore you
have nothing to expect?" and'she rode off,
leaving him the laughing stock of the by
The grave buries every error—
covers every detect—extinguishes every re
sen tmont. From its peaceful bosom spiings
none but fond regrets and tender recollec
tions. Who can look down upon the grave
of an enemy, and not feel compunctious
throb that he shoulJ have warred with the
poor hardful of earth that lies mouldering
before him.
The following sensible remarks upon the
proper temperature of rooms, we cut from the
Gardiner (Me) Home Journal. We would
particularly call the attention of our lady
readers to what the writer says of the in
sufficiency of female apparel in winter-time.
That ladies should absolutely wear thianer
clothing from head to foot in winter than
men wear in summer, is certainly an irration
al practice, an anomaly that requires correc
tion. With a suitable quantity of warm
■clothing there is no donbt that the tempera
ture of rooms could be rednced without in
convenience, and health, instead of suffering
as it now does from vitiated air and sudden
changes, be vastly benefited. The economi
cal aspect of the question is also worthy of
consideration at this time. As it takes a
double expenditure of fuel to raise the speed
of a steamer from twelve to fourteen miles an
hour, so it takes double also to raise the
temperature of a room, in cold weather, from
05 degrees 75.
—We think, as a general thing, in winter,
nearly every one keeps his room too warm.
The other evening we were in a neighbor's
house, and the good woman was sitting
close by the stove, which we thought uu
comfortably warm. A thermometer was
hanging in the coldest part of the room, and
we had the curiosity to look at it, and found
it standing at 86. Nor was this an extreme
case, for we have seen it in the same house at
97. and notwithstanding all we can say
about it we find it just about as bad at home.
Now, why is it that people want, their rooms
in winter—when wood is §7 per cord—so
much warmer than they can bear in summer
when the sun warms them for nothing.—
The hottest day we had last summer the
thermometer was down to 84 in our office,
and we could hardly stand the heat.
We think the trouble is that we—ladies
especiafly—do not wear clothes enough, and
so, as 60on we step into the cold we get
unduly chilled, aud then when we get where
the fire is, we have to have more than is
healthy to warm us up again. We advise
all to wear more clothes and keep less fire
Don't allow your rooms to go above 70, and
if you can bear them down to 62, so much
the better. We keep our office down to that
; temperature, and work in our shirt sleeves.—
A man, however, in his shirt sleeves, has
more clothes on than women usually wear.
If the weaker (but tougher so far as standing
exposure is concerned sex would wear more
good warm clothing and shoes, and have
their clothing more equally diffused over their
whole system, we should have a far Healthier
race of women, (and man, too, for the sins of
the mother are visited on the offspring.) than
we now do. Is not this question, ladies, one
worth thinking" of, and will It-not be better,
and cheaper too. to burn less wood, and take
the money thus saved and lay it put in wool?
Will you pardon us. if we advise to take
more out-door exercise—no matter if it is
cold weather; wear more flannel and keep
less fire.
£3T Gen. Me Clellan was removed, it was
alleged as the he did not ad
vance rapidly Richmond-
Three Generals have subsequently tried dur
log more than a year which has since pass
ed, who d'd advance rapidly towards the re
cusant city; but who came back as fastas they
went. Whose plan, we ask, was the best?
Was it that of the prudent general who, by
every step taken, meant to make all sure? or
that of ths headlong officers who risked all on
a hazard rashly taken, and lost it?— Boston
PAlN.— Pain is life's sentinel. It gives
warning of danger. It is nature's monitor.
It sayi, take care—you have violated the
laws of health—you have wounded yourself
—desist or you die." But when the wound
is mortal beyond hope, the sentinel gives no
challengo. Pain is of no use then- The vic
tim must die, and usually he suffer* little.
Pain therefore, if it be a penalty is also a
mercy. This is destined only to tall us of
danger and to make us avoid it.
FEMALE MODESTY. —Modesty in a young
temale is the flower of a tender shrub, which
is the promise of excellent fruit. To destroy
it is to destroy the gem of a thousand virtues,
to destroy the hope of society, to commit an
outrage against nature. The air of the world
is a burning breath that every day blasts this
precious flower.
srA violent Republican in Hartford
met a coal-dealer on the street, and asked the
price, ' 1 suppose your coal is loyal?"que
ried the radical. " Well, it is black enough
—if that's what you mean," rejoined the
them over with toasted chee6e, and let youj
feet hang out of bed for a night or two, that
the mice may nibble them. If the mice do
their duty the remedy will be sufficient.
C3T The difference between perseverance
and obstinacy : the first a strong in//, the last
a strong icon'?
The Man or Integrity.
We love to gaze upon some beautiful plan
et in the heavens, and watch its course
every night as in magesty it travels on
among the stars. We are filled with admira
tion; and like ourselves thousands are gazing
on the 6ame planet, filled with inexpressible
Like a planet in a dark sky is a map of
unbending integrity. We look upon him
with the same feeling of love and admiration,
as we watch his daily course among his fel
low men. In troubeld times his light goes
not out, though it may burn feebly. He
still exerts the same gloripus influence, and
hundreds gaze upon him with delight. No
seats of honor dazzle him, no wealth seduce*
him. He pushes straight onward in the
path of duty. The fear of God is continually
before him, and he feels the importance of
every moment's work to lead mankind to the
fountain of truth and purity. Behold the
man thus fired with true love to God and his
fellow creatures! Every act tells nobly for
the cause justice and humanity. Every deed
is a living epistle to the truth.
Would you share in his glory? Labor in
the same'field. Would you lessen the toils
of humanity, and assist immortal beings to
reach the 6kias? Imitate his example, and
walk in the same virtuous paths.
TUB BLOOM OF AGE* A good woman
never grows old. Years may pass over her
head, but if virtue and benevolence dwell in
her heart, she is as cheerful as when tha
spring of life first opened to her view.
When we look upon a good woman, we
never think of her age. She looks as charm
ing as when the rose of youth first bloomed
übon her cheek. That rose has not faded
yet; it will never fade. In her neighborhood
she is the friend and benefactor. Who does
not love the woman who has passed her days
in acts of kiudness and mercy?—We repeat,
such a woman cannot grow old. She will al
ways be fresh end buoyant in spirit, and
active in humble deeds of mercy aud benevo
lence. If the young lady desires to retain the
bloom and beauty of youth, let her Dot yield
to the sway of fashion and folly; let her lovo
truth and virtue, and to the close of life she
will retain those feelings which now make
life a garden of sweets—ever fresh and ever
ton, when young, was about to go to sea as a
midshipman; everything was arranged, the
vessel lay opposite his father's house, and
' the little boat had come on shore to take
him cfl, and his whole heart was bent on
going. After his trunk had been carried
down to the boat, he went to bid his moth
er farewell, and saw the tears bursting from
her eyes. However, he said nothing to her,
but he BAW that his mother would be dis
tressed if he went, and perhaps never he hap
py again. lie just tarned to the servant and
said' "Go and tell them to fetch my trunk
back. I will not go away to break my
mother's heart." His mother was struck
with his decision, and she said to him,"
George God has promised to bless the chil
dren that honor their parentß, and I believe
he will bless you.
There are many men whose names wilt
never go down to history, who think very
lightly of a mother,s feelings or opinions.
SAVE THIS PLANK —The Chicago platform
having served its purpose to foist abolitionism
into power, is now abandoned as a useless fab
ric ; but to illnstrate the honeßty and con
sistency of the party which adopted it, one
plank from the ruins is worthy of preserva
tion. It declared ;
"That the people justly viewed with alarm
the reckless extravagrance which prevades
every department of the Federal government,
that a return to rigid economy and accounta
bly is indispensible to arrest the systematic
plunder of treasury by favored partisans;
while the recent startling developments of
frauds and corruptions at the federal metro
polis shows that an entire change of adminis
tration is imperatively demanded."
'WHISKEY AND SUNDAY— One Saturday af
ternoon, a poor, besotted specimen of human
ity applied to the proprietor of a country gro
cery for a quart of whiskey.
' I can,t let you have but a pint, Jerry
said the grocer.
'Oh, nonsense,'answered Jerry. 'Give me a
quart, I want it to keep 6unday with.'
'I reckon you can keep it on a pint,' said the
'Well,' said Jerry,' I suppose I could do it
but how in the devil weuld it be kept?
JC2STA Northfield (Conn) man carried a
fat hog to a butcher in Westboro' to eell.
The butcher said the hog was such a fine
one that be would make the owner a present
of the head, which he did, weighing the hog
minus the head, and making the payment
accordingly. It was several days before the
Northfield man saw the point; then he
thought the butcher a little sharp.
No nation or people have ever de
generated ao rapidly from a Democracy to an
aristocracy, as have the American# within the
past three years. Tht poor are growing poor
er, and the rich are rolling in a supcrabudauce
of wealth.
VOL. 3, NO. £3.