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JACKSON, Proprietor. [vln49tf ]
P EO. S. TUTTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
VT Tunkhannock, Pa. Office in Stark's Brick
BIOCK, Tioga street.
t M. M. PIATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Of
* V fice in Stark's Brick Block, Tioga St., Tunk
RR. As S, W, LITTLE ATTORNEY'S AT,
LAW, Office on Tioga street, Tunkhannock
JV. SMITH, M. D, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON,
• Office on Bridge Street, next door to the Demo
crat Office, Tunkhannock, Pa.
HS. COOPER, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON
• Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
Dll. J. C BECKKR A Co.,
PHYSICIANS A SURGEONS,
Would respectfully announce to the citizen? of Wy
ming that they have located at Tunkhannock wher
hey will promptly attend to all calls in the line of
neir profession. May be found at his Drug Stero
when not professionally absent.
JM, CAREY, M. D. — (Graduate of the g
• M. Institute, Cincinnati) would respectfully
announce to the citizens of Wyoming and Luzerne
Counties, that he continues his regular practice in the
various departments of his profession. May ne found
•t his office or residence, when not professionally ab
Particular attention given to the treatment
entremoreland, Wyoming Co. Pa. —v2n2
LATE AMERICAS' HC.ZTSE.
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO , PA.
rHIS establishment has recently been refitted and
furnished in tbe latest stylo Every attention
will be given to the comfort and convenience of those
who patronize the Houe.
T. B W ALL, Owner and Proprietor.
Tunkhannock, September 11, 1861.
MAYNAI; J'S HOTEL,
WYOMING COUNTY, PENNA.
JOHN MAYNARD, Proprietor.
HAVING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhannoek. recently occupied V>y Riley
Warner, the proprietor respectfully solicits a share of
smblic patronage. The House has been thoroughly
'repaired, and the comforts and accomodations of a
*Brat class Hotel, will be found by all who may favor
t with their custom. September 11, 1861.
NORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
Win. H. OORTRIGHT, Prop'r
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of tke above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
house an agreeable place of sojourn for
ll who may favor it with their custom.
Wm. H. CCRTRIHHT.
June, 3rd, 1863
D. B- BARTLET,
[Late of the Bbraisard Housb, Elhirx, N. Y.J
The MEANS HOTEL, Rone of the LARGEST
and BEST ARRANGED Houses in tee
se fitted up in the most modern and improved style
and no pains are spared to make it a pleasant and
agreeable stopping-place for aIL
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\ i OILMAN, hag permanently located in Tunk
. -L. nannock Borough, and respectfully tenders his
j-refesrional services to the citisens of this place and
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BY A NATIVI or CANADA.
I was told I had committed murder.
That's what I was told, when I found my
self, heavily ironed, in a dark, damp, noisome
cell of a gloomy prison.
Whom had I- murdered ?
Moses Gilworth, the usurer.
Ha! Moses Gilworth ! Let me think ! I
bad been to him to get a bill discounted. Ho
had charged me sixty per cent., for I had
needed ready money'and he would touch it
on no othes terms. He was a small mean'
wrinkled, dirty skined, sordid old wretch,
with an eye like a hawk's and nose like his
bill; and I remember having wondered if such
a thing had a soul.
So I bad killed him, had I ? How ?
With a burgler's crow bar, in tbe dead
hours of night, in his own office, where he
slept. I had beat io his brains, and myself
and co partners in crime had robbed the
place and made off with the booty. I had
been taken, all besmeared with blood, with a
portion ; but my accompleeces had escaped.
Then, along with my confederates, I had
committed murder and robbery' and there
was proof enough to bang me. This was a
strange tale for me to hear for the first time
in the place where I was, with no remem
brance whatever of anything after leaving
the usurer s office except going into a drink
ing saloon and calling for some brandy.
Could it be possible that I had drank too
much, had fallen in with wicked strangers,
and waile in a state of temporary insanity,
had been persuaded or forced into the awful
crime of which I stood charged ? It must be
so, if the story was true : for no other hy
puthesis could I frame my explanation of the
I had been committed to take my trial, and
in due course of law it came on. Meantime
I had secured eminent Counsel, who were not
able to set up any better plea than that I
had drank freely through the evening preced
ing the murder, and waa insane at the time
of perpetrating the horrid deed. And that I
had nrank to excess was conclusively proved
by several witnesses. Also, that I had been
seen, at a late hour, in company with two
suspicious looking men, reeling down
through a dark, narrow street In the
direction of Gil worth's office. Some
hours after this I had been stumbled against
in a dark, narrow alley, about a quarter of a
mile distant from the place of crime, by a
man who was returning home from a print
>ug office,where he had been at work through
the night, and who, calling the police, dehv
ered me into their hands I could then
walk with a little assistance ; and on being
taken to the lock-up and found besmeared
with blood, I had stated, in answer to ques
tions that I had been killing a wolf and get
ting well paid for the act. exhibiting the
money stolen from the miser's office as a
proof. Early the next morning the murder
had been discovered and fixed upon me, and
1 had been committed to take my trial, with
no remembrance of the facta, as I have already
The plea of ciy counsel, which was a true
and honest one, and amounted to nothing
with the court and jury, and I was found
gnuilty of murder in the fir6t degree. A mo
tion for a new trial also availed nothing, and
in the proper course of justice I was senten
ced to be hanged by the neck till dead.
I pass over the intervening time between
the sentence and the honr of execution, and
Come to the strangest part of my story I
was conducted to the gallows attended by a
minister of the gospel, the high sheriff, and
other officials, and found myself surrounded
by a vast concourse of people, who had come
to amuef themselves by seeing me hanged
for one of the darkest crimes known to the
law. I could berceive at a glance that I had
no sympathy—that all believed me guilty—
that I was looked upon as a wretch for
whom hanging was too mild a punishment ;
and yet, in the very depths of my soul, I was
innocent as a child of the crimes for which I
was to suffer.
" Do you feel, my friend, that the grace of
God has vet marked a change in your soul?"
inquired the clergyman, in a mild tone of hu
mility, as, side by side, we ascended the
steps of the dreaded scaffold, upon which so
many poor culprits had gone before me with
quaking knees and sinking hearts. "Do
you humble ourself in the dust, truly re
pent and confess all, the vilest criminal" alike
with the lightest transgressor?"
It was evident that he still believed me
guilty of the crime with which I stood
charged, notwithstanding my oft-repeated
declaration to the contrary.
" I should suppose," answered I, in a
somewhat offened tone. " after all the conver
sation we have had together, that it would
hardiy be necessary for ma to again assert
that I am inocent of the gnilt of mnrderiand
that is all my sins, so far as I know, I have
repented long ago, and humbly and sincerely
asked forgiveness." i
"TO BPKAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RlGHT."—Thomas Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 1864.
" Re you say, then, here on this dreadful
gallows that is about to lannch you into eter
nity, that you are unconscious of ever having
done Moses Gilworth wrong T*
" With my dying breath I deny it."
He looked at me steadily for a few mo
ments, as if debating within himself whether
or no to believe my statement, and then ask
ed if 1 had any hope of a reprive.
" None whatever," I replied. M How
eould I have, when I can see that every one,
yourself included, believe me guilty of mur
der V t
"Do you believe that the witnesses in
court swore falsely or truly ?" he asked, riv
eting bis eyes upon mine.
" I have no reason to doubt that they
swore truly, according to the best of their
knowledge and belief."
" Then by your|nwn connfession, you ad
mit you murdered Gilworth,"
"I do not deny the act— only the guilt. I
am prepared to admit, nnderall the circum
stances, that I killed Moses Gilworth in the
manner related ; but I deny that I was sane
conscious, and responsible at the tine of do
ing the awful deed."
"I believe you," he said, grasping m y hand
'"and would to heaven, my poor friend that I
could save you ! It is terrible to be lgnom
iniously punishedffor a crime of which in your
very heart you are innocent; but the ways
of Heaven are not our ways, and it is doubt
less permitted for some wise purpose."
He then prayed with me, and took a sad
and tearful farewell. The hangman then se
cured my hands behind me, placed me on the
fatal drop, adjusting the rope about my neck
and drew over my face the cap which was
intended to shnt me from tne world for
For a few moments I stood praying in
that agoniz'ng suspense more terrible than
death itself; and then, along with a rattling
sound, 1 experienced a 6ense of falling, a
thousand balls of fire flashed and danced be
fore my eyes, a mighty rushing aud roaring
as of a hundred cataracts, filled my ears
Then gradually but swiftly, these lights fade!
and sounds died away, and a momentary
darkness and stillness succeeded. Then
there came a faint stream of light, as from a
distant sun; and this gradually but rapidly
increased in brightness, till my eyes seemed
dazzled by its brilliant splendor. Then along
with the sweetest strains of an unearthly
music, a most glorious vision burst npon my
enrapturd senses—a vision beyond the pow
er ot human imagination to describe. In
a celestial world, where every sense was fill
ed and thrilled and made faint with excesses,
I seemed to be borne swiftiy along, upheld by
some invisible power. The sounds were as
a thousand melodies, all blending into one
grand sympathy, swelling out and dying
away alternately ; and the scenes were as a
swiftly revolving sun, filling the whole space
of tho heavens and throwing off scintillations
of the most gorgeous aud varied hues. In
this atmosphere ef melodv and color. I was
borne rapidly onward, as a something filled
with rapture—existing and yet not existing
—without apparent individuality or identity
a focus, as it were of sensation without body
How long this glorious vision lasted I can
not say ; it might have been seconds—it
might have been minutes—it might have
been hours ; but suddenly, there seemed to
be a crash, and the sense of a blow, followed
by darkness, horror and pain.
I opened my eyes, my mortal eyes, and
found myself lying naked upon a long, narrow
table, or platform, in a small lamplighted
apartment, with two men standing over me,
their faees white with terror, and their forms
u Gracions heaven ! what means this?"—
cried one ; Ts he really alive?"
,' Alas, yes! gasped I, as the most chok
ing horrid pains shot throngh me.
I lost all consciousness again immediately
—lost all reason and comprehension and
yet retained a sense of suffering. When I
again opened my eyes I
found myself upon a bed wrapped np in
blankets, with the 6ame two men regarding
me with the most intense interest, but no
longer with fear.
"I do believe we shall save him yet !'
said one. "see his eyes are resuming their
natural expression ; and if I am not mistaken,
his reason is returning also."
" How has this happened ?" inquired I, in
a low, faint tone, feeling very weak.
" My friend," answered one of the two,
" you must not exert yourself to talk now—
by and by we will tell you all. Here, take
this and remain quiet," and with the words
he poured some liquid from a phial into a
I swallowed tho potion and soon fell into a
sweet, refreshing sleep.
Some hours later I awoke again, feeling my
body stronger and my mind clearer. The
two men were still with me— they had
watched over me as a mother over an infant
" Now tell me all," said I as memory be
came busy with events that seemed but the
wild vagaries of some monstrous dream.
" What do YOU remember ?" inquired one.
" ranch that is terrible to think of," I an
swered, with a shudder; " prison—a trial—a
sentence— a scaffold !"
II Do you remember being hanged V*
" I remember all the preparations for that
awful event and some horrid sensation im
mediately afterward#, followed by a glorious
vision, from which I awoke in your pres
" Yes you were hanged till believed to be
dead, after which you were cat down and
given to as for disseotion."
yon are surgeons then ?'
" yes; we had you conveyed to our dissect
ing reom, and thither repaired ourselves, af
ter dark, prepared for our work. The
first incision made by one of our knives
brought you to life ; and constant care and
attention since together with the administra
tion of proper remedies, have enabled us to
" And am I really saved ?" I eagerly de
manded, or do you intend to hand me over to
the authorities, to be legally murdered
•' Ah, that is the very question we are now
considering. The law has taken its course,
and you have been miraculously saved ; but
is it not oar duty to hand you back into
" Not when Heaven has refused the sacri
fice of an innocent man!" said I. " But
hear me before you decide, aDd then, if you
believe not my tale, oh, let me plead for that
mere? which you may sometime need your
selves, either here or hereafter ?" ,
I began and told my story in my own way
and it was an impressive one. The twojmen
listened attentively, and gave me their sym
pathies, even if they doubted my narration.
Then they consulted together, and decided to
give me liberty on condition that I would
sacredly keep their secret and speedily leave
the country never to return. I accepted
their conditions, was provided with .a dis
guise, and three days after was on board a
vessel bound to a foreign clime. I have nev
er seen myj native land since, and never
expect to behold it again. The public be
lieve me dead, but my friends know I live
—and that is enough for me. M; tale is a
strange one, and I ask none to believe it but
it it all true nevertheless.
THE N. 11. States and Union forcibly and
"We have frequently said, in substance—
that Abolitionism is the most fiendish, tbe
most totally deprived and devilish of all the
enormities which ever traversed the face of
the earth. It is a hideous, deformed outlaw,
which no decent civilization ought to toler
ate anywhere. It ha 6 taken possession of
our Government in spile of a majority of two
to one against it. How it is managing the
affairs of the great people, how it is piling up
the national degradation, is patent to all
The history of civilized nan will be searched
in vain for a parallel to its transcendent in
That is the way to talk about the present
party of barbarism.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE THIHK?—MR
and bis wife were aittng, a few days since
quite close to each other, in their home; the
husband feeling somewhat loverlike. although
for years a married man, put his arms around
his wife and saluted her affectionately. The
wife pushed him away saying:—, You should
not do such things when the door is open and
the people are passing. They will think we
are net married if they see us kissing each
Rev. Dr. Kirk of boston, has delivered a ser
mo" to show that "the Church is in danger of
infidelity ." Then we fear the Church has the
worst of it—for it will be a long time, in this
country, before infidelity will be in danger
from the ehurch. The church has, alas forsa
ken Christ for negroes! Logically, we may ex
pect all white men, who respect themselves,
to be infidel to such churches.
' ''Snobs." said Mrs. Snobs to her hus
band, the other day. after the ball, "why did
you dance with every lady in the room last
night, before you noticed me?" ..Why, my
dear," said the devoted Snobs. "I was only
practicing what we do at the dinner table
reserving the best for the last."
£3TWhat the world calls avarice is some
times no more than compulsory economy, and
extravagance. A jus* man being reproached
with parsimony, said that he would rather en
rich his enemies after his death than borrow
of his friends in lifetime
SWKET is the masic of the sea shell.* We
can't say as much for that of the bomt -sh 11.
AH industrious girl's needle is an ins ru -
ment by means of which she both s. wa and
GEHERALLT women adorn themselves for
their enemies even more than for their friends
Tic man who is bung dies in a fit—a prat,
ty close one.
THS memories of joys and sorrows are their
CHURCH MEDDLING WITH POLITICS
The Louisville True Presbyterian contains
the following caustic remarks on the above
If tbe Church continues this intermeddling
with things of the State, how long will it be
till the State will meddle with the Church ?
A sample of this was recently seen in Glas
gow, Kentucky where the military authori
ties sent the national flag into the Methodist
Conference, with the demand that each min
ister should salute it. But this treating an
ecclesiastical body as thongh it was a politi
cal body would never have been thought of
had it not been for the common political
maneuvering of preachers. If as eccleiastics
they invade political ground, they certainly
may expect to be invaded in turn.
The Church thus sets an example danger
ous to herself as well as to the country. Hei
nature, her policy and ber intentions are all
more eaßily learned by the public from what
she does than from her creed. And who,
that has been studying her these last few
years in the light of what she has been doing)
would for a moment dream that she was not
of this world—that she was in her nature
and appointment a purely spiritual and ec
clesiastical body—a great institution of peace
set up in the world to that end ? As they
have listened to hor in her pulpits, and as
they have looked in upon assemblies and
caught the tone and object of a large portion
of her debates, and read her long and labor
ed political acts—as they saw her worldly
temper—more eager, more ardent and more
warlike than military men—who of them ail
thus learning the nature of the Church from
her acts could believe that the great Head
and Teacher of tbe Church waß the Prince of
Peace ? Such a conclusion from such prem
ises would be impossible.
But this is not all, going into the armies?
of this great war, they find companies, regi
ments battalions and divisions headed by
Rev. Captains, Colonels and Generals—
Christ said' my kingdom is not of this
world; but what can be more of this world
than heading armies and fighting bat
tles. They have left the pulpit to take
the sword, and thus give their highest testi
mony to the supremacy of the world over the
kingdom of Christ. Paul said, " God forbid
that we should glory, save in the art and
practice of war." The same apostle said,
" Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel;'
but these men say woe to us if we are not
frond on the battle field and in the slaughter
of our enemies.
The love of the brethren is one of the evi
dences of Christianity, but when Rev. mili
tary men meet in battle and strike each
other in death, have they not abandoned and
falsified all their ministerial engagements and
professions ? What a strange idea of the
Christian religion what would a heathen
get bywitnessing all these things! The
report which he would cairy home would
certainly be a terrible carricature of Chris
tianity, and a powerful obstacle to its recep
tion, where such a report was known and be
THE Bridgeport Farmer says:
The Abolitionists are supposed to be phil
anthropists—that is the title by which they
dosire to be known. They are particularly
zealous in ameliorating the condition of the
lacks gathering them into camps, instructing
them, and directing their labor. But when
the touchstone of truth is applied, we read of
such results as the following :
"About four thousand contrabands died in
the camps near Memphis withiu three months
Well may the miserable wretches exclaim
—"Save us from our friends" whose embrace
means hunger, want, misery, destitution
At the time of the Barricades in 1588, the
celebrated Achilles Harlay, First President of
the Parliament of Paris, was seized by the
League and sent to the Bastile. On enter
ing the horrid fortress be said : "It is a
great pity, when the servant is able to dis
miss the master." Now, after two hundred
and eighty three years, the people in the
United States, the masters are seized by the
President, their servant and sent to bastiies
And, strange to say, the instrument of this
lawless power calls itself the League , as it
did in France, nearly three hundred years
ago. Look out of thy grave, oh most noble
Achilles Harlay ! and behold bow the ser
vant dismisses and 'imprisons the master, as
in thine own time Day Book.
A RIDDLE —There is a father who has
twlcce six fions ; these sons have each thirty
daughter*' parti-colored, having one cheek
white, and the other black, who never Bee
other's face, and do not live more than
A printer named Winn, who died at Roch
ester, England, recently was heard to murmur
to himself a few mements before his death:
'I am on my last stickful; fam coming to
a paragraph, and I suppose I'll have to wait
fhr old Death to put in a period."
Edward Everett has been trying to pur.
made the President to reverse his unjust snd
outrageous decision in the case of Fits John
TJJiJtIM S: iI.SO PER A3WMTUM
The New York Day Book sty* :
"Thi city is tall of rare and valuable old
pictures and paintings, which hare been sto
len from the private mansions of the south by
the servants of Mr. Lincoln, and brought here
and sold for the benefit of the thieves, whole
libraries have also been stolen by the Aboli
tion patriots,who seem to regard books, as
well as works of virtue and art, as being con
traband of war. Everything is looked upon as
contraband of war whicu is of a portable na
ture, and which can be disposed of for the
private benefit of the official thief who has
the good luck to be first to lay hands upon
it, A 6hort time ago a cargo of pianos arrived
in the harbor of portland, Maine, Beveral of
which were addressed to Gen. Neal Dow
the result of that gentleman's succesful fora
ging among the planters' houses in the neigh
borhood of New Orleans. Not pian >s,hut four
or five army, chests, the property of the Uni
ted Stated, were found marked to the address
of the same General, well filled with silver
plate of all description, which must have been
stolen from the private honses, and from the
persons of females. The custom is it seems
to destroy whatever cannot be brought off."
Of course this is perfectly justifiable, foraro
wb not told that "the rebels have forfeited all
rights under the Constitution?" and therefore,
what right have they to own property? After
the emancipation proclamation we cannot be
astonished or shocked at anything, for people
who will steal niggvrs will steal anything else
they can lay their hands on.
A DRINKING JUDGE. —Some years ago on
Christmas, a few Irish hoys hired horses
1 from a livery stable in the town of G and
determined to have a good time generally.
One of the horses, never recovered from the
effects of the ride, and the livery-man sued
the rider for the value of him. The lawyer for
the plaintiff, wa6 an ex judge He was trying
to prove by one df witnesses that all hands
were drunk, and commenced by asking him
" where did you stop first after leaving the
livery stable ?"
"We stopped at Michael N.'s."
"Did you take a horn there?" asked tho
" Where did you stop next ?"
" At the N. Gardens."
" Did you take a horn there?"
"Where d : d you Pt>p nexi?"
"At the tour mile h- use."
"Did you rake a born there?"
j By this time the witness began to 3tnell a
(t Horn!" says he; " I want to know what
has a horu to do with this case. I suppose be
cause you are a drinking kind of a man your
self you think everybody is drunk."
You ought to have heard the explosion
which shook the court-room. The exjudge
did not ask any more questions.
THF. New Hampshire Slates and Union
"Fourteenth street, Washington, is said to
contain, throughout its whole length, south
from Willard's, not one house that is not a
house of ill fame. A contract has just been
made to build a house of the same character,
that is to cost ,000 ! Old Babylon and
ancient Rome were models of purity compar
ed with Washington under Republican rule
the party whose platform was to "restore tho
Government to the purity of the Fathers.' 1
Perhaps tbey meant the very early fathers—
those who live in Herculaueum and Pompeii,
and the exhumed stony symbols of whose faith
and practice have in modern times excited tho
astonishment (but not the admiration) of
It is aaid that there arc within the limits of
the city of Brooklyn, 210 babies named for
Henry Ward Beecher, Good heavens!
CAR THF NEXT DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
a meeting of the Demo
cratic National committee, held in new York,
Jan. 12th inst., it was unanimously voted
that the next National Convention, for the
purpose of nominating candidates for the
Presidency and Vica Presidency of the Uni
ted States, be held at Chicago, Illinois, on
Monday, July 4, 1864.
By a vote of the Committee, at a meeting
held Septemper 7,1863, the number of dele,
gates for each State was fixed at double the
umber of its electoral votes.
JUST RETORT. — A preacher of smal l inte!
lect, depending more of a sanctemonious long
face for a passpost through life, than for any
Important good he could accomplish, rebuked
a brother tor a social fireside; and perhaps
somewhat frivolous conversation: "Brother,*
he replied," I keep my uonesense for the fire
tide) while you gi*e yours from the pulpit.*
JP3C* A bevy of cbnldren were telling their
father what they got at school. The eldest got
reading, spellng and definitions. "And what
did you get?" 6aid the father to a r>ey cheek
ed little fellow, who at the time, was s'j'y
driving a tenpeony nail into the door panel.
"Me I oh, I gets rcadiu', spelling and spank*
VOL. 3, NO. 27