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JOII N MAYNA It I) , Proprietor.
HA\ ING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhanncck. recently occupied by Riley
Werner, the proprietor respectfully solicits a share of
Janbiie patronage. The lfousc has been thoroughly
repaired, and the comforts and accomodations of a
tflrst class Ifotei, will be found by ail who may favor
t with their custom. September 11, 1361.
WORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
ME?HOP I'I.N, WYOMING COI'NTY, PA
AY in. 11. C.'OKTR KJIIT, Prop'r
L A A ING resume ! the proj rietorship of the above
IA Hotel, the undersigned wilt spare uo effort to
bender the house an agreeable place of sojourn for
til who may favor it with their custom.
AYui. II CCRTRIHHT.
Aanc. 3rd. 1863
D. B. BART LET,
(Latec.' the JtßnAiXAitt) Ilorsn, Elmira, N*. Y.
The MEANS HOTEL, is one of the LARGEST
>nd BEST ARRANGED Houses in the cottntry—lt
. fltted up in the most modern and imbrntod style,
T ' 110 l' a,ns aro spared to make it a pleasant and I
agreeable stopping-place for ah,
M. GILMAN, !
X'i A AX '
M GILMAN, has j rrrnanintlj located in Tunk- ;
• has.nock Borough. u:i i respectfully tenders hts
profession il services to the citizens of this place and
ALL WORK AVARP.ANTED, TO GIVE SATIS
Ofie over Tut ton's Law Office, near tie Fos
Dec. 11, ISCt.
TfO NERVOUS SUFFERERS OF HQTH ,
(tK^ TLr -MAN IIAVfN'G BEEN !
m ,\ fcw ( 'TN after undergoing all
,K ne ; ln,i UieSUiur modes of
8 " C ? M ' CO! ' si<l * it his sacred du- !
ihe&lfS ' UL U 1 nature* I
j _ • e - Uio of fure. Hen :o, IT. Ik ■ raceirg - an 1 '
' will send firee)a copy of fhe I
R * Dr v 01 " M Dacxl i
* street, Bmlc.ip, New York vStiO^ly
BY AM V RANDOLPH.
"No rent again tins month ? Thia i the
third time it has happened witbip the b"lf
year. I'll go-there, myself and get the mon
ey, or I'll know the reason why !"
?<fr. Matbew Deane was in a particularly
bad humor this raw December morning—ev
erything had gone wrong. Stocks had fall
en when they ought to have risen—his clerk
liad tipped over the ir.k§tand on his Special
and peculiar heap of papers—the fire obsti
nate'y refused to burn in the grate—in short
nothing went right, und Mr. Deane was con
sequently, and correspondingly cross !
" Yes, sir !''
"Go to the Wi* >w Clarkson's, and tell
her that 1 shall be there in just half an hour,
and shall expect confidently—mind Jenkins,
confidently—to receive that rent-money, or
else I shad feel obliged to resort to the ex
tremest measure. You understand Jenkins?"
" Certainly sir."
" Then don't stand staring there like an
idiot," snarled Mr. Deane in a sudden burst
of irritation, a.id J" enki i3 disappeared like a
Just half an hour afterwards Mr. Mathevv
Deane brushed the frown hair just sprink
led wiht gray, aw ay iV >m Ins square, yet not
unkindly brow, put on Ins lur-lmed i vi-r
--coat. and walked fo~tli into the clnil winter
air. fully determined, figuratively, to " anni
hilxte" the delimiting Widow Clarkson*
It wa-a Iw-.ru-h little red brick house
wnich a. pc.ired or ginally to have aspired to
two-;.t(.iy-',iind lot, but cramped by circum
stanccs, In I s oiled lown into a story and \
half, but the windows shone Lke Btazdian
pebbles, and toe do r steps were worn down
hv much scouring. Neither of these circum-
however, <li i .Mr. Deane remark, as
he pulled the guttering brass door knob, and
•.trodo into Mrs. Clarkson's neat parlor.
There w?s a small lire—very small, as if
every lump ot antb racite were hoarded—in
the stove, and at a table, writing implemcti
f re her, sat a young lady whom Mr Deane
at once recognized as Mrs. Clarkson's niece,
Miss Oi'.ve M lien. She was not disagreea
o!e to iook upon, though you never thought
of classing ir among the beauties with shin
ing t.i'ack i air, blue, jong lashed eyes, ami a
very * :itt\ mouth, Lididg teeth like rice kef
ne! ; sr. Hh''c were the}'.
Miss M-lien rose vrith a polite nod, which (
was grirniy recipiooated by Mr. Deane.
" I cai.'td to ste ymiraunt, Miss Mellen !" j
'* I ki.ow it, sir, hut being aware of her
timid temperament, [ sent her away. I pre
fer tn deai with you r sell !"
M". Depn started—' he ccol audacity Of
this damst-l in gvvy, with sea' - let ribbons in
her hair ru bor astonished him.
*' I suppose the money is ready 1"
No sir. it is not !' !
'• Then, Miss Olive—pardon me but I
1 must speak p'ilniy—l shail send nn ofTicr
here> this afternoon to put a valuation on the
" You'll do nothing of the kind, sir."
Olive's cheeks had reddened, and her eyes
flashed portent iously. Mr. Deane turned
toward the door but ere ho knew what she
was doing, she had walked across the room,
locked the door, taken out the key and re
sumed her snat.
" What does this mean ?" ejaculated the
astonished " prisoner of war."
"It means, sir, " Olive said, " that you
will now be obliged to reconsider the ques
" Obliged ?"
" Yes—you will hardly jump out of the
window, and there is no other method of
egrees, unlets you choose to go up the chim
ney. Now, then, Mr. D. anc, will yoo tell
me if you—a christian man in the nineteenth
century—intended to sell a poor widow's
furniture, because she is not able to pay ber
rent. Listen sir !"
Mr. Deane had opened hismouth to remon
strate, lui Oiive enforced his words with a
very emphatic little siamp of the foot, and he
was, as it were strickeo dumb.
'* lon are what the world calls a rich
man, Mr Deane—you own rows of hou ses>
piles of bank stock, railroad shares, bonds
and mortgages—who knows what 1 My aun'
has nothing—l support her by coyying. Now
thi* case be aarried into a court of law, my
poor ailing aunt would be the sufferer—you
wonld emerge, unscathed and profiting!—
T"U io not a bad man ill Deane—vou h.tfe
a great many noble qualities, and I like you
She paused an instant, and looked at Mr.
D-ano. ihe color rose to bis cheek—it was
n>t disagreeab'e to be told by a prettio
}"nr.g girl that Ri.e "liked him," on any
terms, yet she had indulged iu pretty* plain
'* I have heard she went on, " of your do.
ing kind action* when you are in the humor
for it. Yoa cm do them and you shall do
them in this instance. You are cross this
morning, you know you arc ! no ex
< use—pou are selfish and irritable, and ovej
bearing! If I were your mother and you a
little boy, I soould probably put ycu in tbe
•♦TO SPEAK ||£3 THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT."-Thomas Jefferssac
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1864.
corner until yftu promnad to be good.
Mr. Deane ami led a little although he was
getting mad. Olive went on with the utmost
'• IJut as it is, I chaU only keep you here a
prisoner until you have behaved, and given
me your word not to annoy my aunt until
*he is able to pay you then and not till then,
you will receive your inonoy. Will you pro
mise me? Yoaornol
" I shall certainly agrea to no such t erma"
said Mr. Deane, tartly.
"Very well sir, 1 can wait."
Miss Mellen deposited the key in the pock
et of her grej* dress, and sat down to her
copying. Had she been a man, Mr. Deane
would probably hav knocked her dowD—
as i! is she bore an intislble armor of power
in the very fact she was a fragile, slight wo
man. and she knew it,
" Miss Olive," he said sternly, "Let me
terminate this muuttnerry. Unlock that
" Mr. Deane, I will not."
" I shall shout and alarm the neighbors
then, or call in a policeman 1"
" Very well Mr. Deane—do so if you
She dipped her pen in the ink and com
tnenced on a fresh page. Mat hew sat down,
puzzled and discomfit ted, an 1 watched the
long-lashed eyes and tinted cheek ofhiskeep
tr. She so very pretty—what a pity she
was so obstinate.
'•Miss Olive ?"
" I'ho clock, lias jist struck eleven !"
"I heard it."
" I should iike to go out to lunch."
♦• 1 am sorry that luxury is out of your
But I am o nfoundedly hungry !"
"Are y. u ?'
"I'm not going to stand this sort of thing
" No !"
How proTokingly nonchalant she was.
Mr Deane eyed the pocket of the grey
dress greedily, and walked up and down the
"f have an appointment at one."
' Indeed ? what a pity joti will be unable
to keep it ?"
lie to .k another turn across the room
Olive hioked tip wliii a smile.
" Well are \.u ralyto pr mie 7"
"Hang it, ye ! Wht td-e can 1 do ?"
\ou p(>inie !"
' I do—because I cant help myself 1 "
Ohve dr. w the Key from her pockets with
"You have made me very happy Mr. Deane.
I dare say you chink me unwemanly and un
feminine. v nt indeed you do hot know to
what extremities we are driven by our pov
erty. Good morning, sir."
Mr. Deane sallied f ~'h with a curious
complication of though sand emotions strug
gling through his brain, in wh'ch grsv dress
es, long lashed blue eyes and scarlet ribbons,
played a prominent part.
"Did you get the money, sir! a-ked his
clerk, when he walked into the office.
"Mind your buainesa, air," was the tart re
"I pity her husband,'' though* he, as he
began to turn over the papers on his desk
How she will heilpecK him ! By the way,
wonder who her husband will be!"
The next day he called at the Widow
Clarkson's to assure Miss Mellen that he had
no idea of breaking his promise—ana the
next but one after that, he came to tell the
young lady that she need not entertain any
thoughts of his integrity! And the next week
be dropped in upon theui with no particular
errand to serve as an excuse.
"■And when shall we be married, Olive 1—
Next month, dearest 7 Do not let us put it
off any later !"
"I have no wishes but yours, Matthew."
"Really Miss Olive Mellen to hoar that
meek, tore, one wc ~d suppose you had nev
er locked me up here, ind tyranixed over me
as a jailor."
Olive burst into a merry laugh.
"Yon dear old Matthew, I give you warn
ing beforehand that I mean to have my own
way in everything. Do you wish, now to
recede frora your bargain 7 It isn't to late
No, Matthew Denne didn't—he had a vague
idea that it would be very pleasant to be hen
pecked by Olive.
KEEP Ik'sv.—Men who have half a dozen
irons in the fire are n it the ones to go cra2y.
It is the man of voluntary or compelled leis
ure who mopes. and pines, and thinks him
self into the madhouse or the grave. Motion
JS in all Nature's law. Ac'ion is man's sal
tation, physical and mental. And yet, nine
of ten are wistfully looking forward to the
covert hour when they shall have leisure to
do nothing or something, only if they feel
like it—the very siren that has lured to death
many a "successful" man He only is truly
wise who lays himself out to work till life's
latest hour, and that is the man who lives
the longest, and will live to the most pur
Up jumps the devil slow and solemn,
And sets two linea to till this column.
THE ROBBER oFTHK TWEED
In the stormy period which marked the
succession of James Ike Second, the discon
tent of the people, ever swtlhng in an under
current, broke out in occasional acta of vio
lence in the North. Headed by the reform
ed gentry, such tumult threatened civil cota
Among the most active opponent to crown
was Sir Sanies Cochran^whose high family",
m arked talents and popularity with the
lower orders rendered him a dangerous foe.
The premature disclosure of a scheme for
raising the clans subjected him to the vio
lence of the hws. He was tried, found guil
ty of treason, and nothing stood between the
unfortunate nobleman and death, tare the
royal warrant, which a fvw hours would
bring, and which would immediately
consign him to the hands of the execution
The friends and family had taken their
last farewell of the dooon-d man ; the weep
ing children had clustered around the knees
of tin ir beloved parent, and alt had given him
their last look—all but gresell, the eldest and
best beloved daughter of the Earl. She caine
not and the solitary captive wailed hour af
ter hour foj her appear-mce in rain.
It was drawing towards the close of the
last da} which the captive was to spend on
earth, when the door of his prison chamber
nwung slowly on it 6 hinges, and a lady, veil
ed according to the fashion of the times, en
tered. Her graceful and commanding figure
contrasted strikingly with the barsli outlines
of the prison wall ; the heavy, dark Messes
which fell from 'heir confinement, swept a
neck of sn >w ; and as she flung' back the
veil, revealing features of exquisite loveliness
the captive earl sprang to her side, exclaim
'My own—my beloved."
Gresell fell on the bosom rf her affection
ate father, while a flood of tears told-her un
•My father—my clear father," exclaim
ed the daughter. " shall not dis ! Heav. n
will hear th" prayer of the broken heart
"Nay, d. aresf, we must part ; yet atn I
con*fi>rted to leave my blessing with thee, my
llis Voice faded, and even the iron fea
tures of the jailor worked with intense feel
"You must lie blief." he said, "a few mo
ments is ail that is allowed >o y'U.„
Ihe barth sound of the iron door grated
as he left them, and the father and daughter
were alone in their sorrow.
"My father," continued tbe lady, I have
ccir.e to cheeh pou. My grandfaihcr, the
Earl Dumlmald, is the dear friend of the
family. All were gathered there save the
King's confessor, and is now on his way to
the capital to entroat the holy father to
use his influenco with the King for your
"The death warrant will arrive in two
days," said the nobleman, ' and ere mv fa
ther shall have reached the court, my chil
dren will be orphans."
" Say not ao, my dearest father," contin
ued the young lady. " Now I must tear my
self frotnrii thee; but fJrat—she knelt, and
the dark tresses swept the hand of her fa
ther—" thy blessing, but not thy last."
" My child, you have my warmest bene
diction ; yet whrt wouldst my daughter ev
" Ask me not, not now, my father. Heav
en will speed me since I have thy blessing."
A moment more and sbo was gone, and
the prisoner was left alone to his musings.
It was in the evening of the second day af
ter the events above related, when a traveler
of unpretending appearanco stopped at a
small inn by the high road which traversed
the direction of the Tweed. His dress Was
of the most ordinary materials ; a coarse
doublet and cloak, such as was worn by the
belter class of peasantry of the period, to
gether with a bonuet of blue cloth, pulled
deep over his forehead. The only ornament
of his dress consisted of a lung drooping
feather, which nearly concealed the wearers
features. He seemed a young man of su
perior bearing, while hie unpretending man
ner gave him the appearance of poverty.
Refusing all communication with the group
of idlers usually found clustered at the door
of a small inn, our traveler sat on a low
bench or stoop, as it is called, discussing a
small portion of bread, and the hard, unsavo
ry cheese which firmed the foodof the peas
antry, regarding with Interest the clouds
which racked in masses of black vapor thro'
the heavens. His frugal meal finished, he
started up with an air of haste, seizing a
stout staff which he carried and addressed
himself to his journey.
" How now ! dost thee travel in the night?'
inquired the host. u ft will be a fearful one,
and Heaven help it, traveler; better bide the
gale till morning."
" Many thanks ; but my business is ur
gent," said the stranger, as, bidding the kind
hearten landlord adieu, be plunged into the
Tbe wind howled across the dreary moor ;
the rain swept in blinding sheets in the face
of owr traveler: still be struggled en, ntrw
holding by the furge whidh skirted the large
common, now bowing his head as tho storm
ilmo6t beat him from the pfith. At length,
as the hour told midnight, he crept fur shel
ter. undqr the low copse of thorn bushes
which offered a tempcrary defence.
Suddenly a aoflnd rings clear through the
waitings ot the storm. It is the rapid ttatnp
of a horse dashing at full sptred across the
tnoor'from the South. As he nears the cop
pier be rears, fur a hand is upud the bridle
A vivid flath of lightning at the moment dis
covers the stranger of the inn."
" Stand, or die !" hv said • and as the
horseman endeavored to reach his arm, the
stranger with a firm grap on his breast,
drew him heavily to the ground.
" The mail!" he said ; ;< give it to me and
thou art safe."
In another moment he swung the leather
bag over his sbotxhier, and mounting the re
leased horse, gailopcd at full speed across the
The discomfitted messenger wended his
way to the next town, and with morning
light the news spread rapidly of the robbery
of the mail. Many repaired to the spot nod
diligent search was made for the offender,
but no trace of the robber found.
As the tidings reached the imprisoned
earl, he lifted his eyes in mate grantude, for
the event lengthened his life at least fottr
teen days, and during that period the peti
tion might reach the throne. His affection
ate daughter, now his constant companion
sobbed upon his bosom at the recital of the
t'dins. " Said I not my father should dot
d:e ?" she exclaimed. "Heaven must have
heard the cry of the afiheted."
The aged L >rd Dundoitsld had urged hi
auit with the confessor with all a father,.-
eloquence; but the tyranical James, jealous
and haughty, wi-hed to intimidate his dis
affected subjects by an example worthy of
fear, stubbornly refused to yield his pardon.
Again he signed his death warrant, and
again the messenger is on his way ; but well
armed and well mounted, he fears no evil.
The suspicious spo tis almost passed, and
the echoing tramp of the horse's hoofs have
almost passed the banks of the Tweed, when
a flash of fine gleams across the eyes of the
rider. The horse rearing at the moment,
threw his rider heavily to tho ground, while
h form bent over him., and a glittering wea
pon was placed at his throat.
"The tnail!" derainJ the robber ; "and
young man, travel thin way no more, or
thou diest by mj* hand." Possessing him
self of the leather hag, he added— "Thy
horse must He mine ala<> \ and bow go and
thank Heaven for thy life."
Again Cochrane was respited, and again
his daughter raised her eyes in thanksgiv.ng
as the captive exclaimed :
"The hand of Heaven is in this !"
Ere anottier fourteen days had expired, the
monarch, struck by the coincidence, had
s'ghed his pardon, and the earl was free !
The great hall of the castle was hung with
and the retainers of the earl, with
teais >f j >y. welcomed their master, as, lean
ing on the arm of his father, he moved
through their ranks to meet his Lady Gre
sell ; but her absence was scarcely noticed,
ss the hippy group gathered around the lord
of the mansion.
Suddenly a stranger craved to see Lord
"Admit him," said the earl, none shall be
turned from these doors to-day.
He eutered—a tall and graceful figure
habited in the gaib of a pearant, while his
features were partially concealed by a feath
which drooped from his cap.
"My lord," be said, "I come to place these
pers in your hand ; read them and d j strey
As he spoke, he placed in the band of
Cochrane his death warrautn. It was the
rubber of the moor !
My deliverer—nly generous friend ! how
can I than*: toeo 7" Father, children, thank
him for me "
The stronger raised his cap from bis fore
head, and the dark tressss of Gresell fell on
"My child ! my beloved daughter ! Havs
you saved my life by risking thine ?"
"Said I not my father should not die 7"—
said the young lady, while all crowde I
round her with blessings.
The feeling of the farnilp may be better
irpsginfed than described;
Suffice it to say that Gresell Cochrane was
shortly after married to one of Scotland's
proudest peers, and several of its best fami
lies now count their descent from the Hero -
ine of the Moor,
JEST There are two ways of living so as
to be missed. A man tnay be a scatterer of
fire brand*, arrows and death. He will be
missed when he is taken away. Ou the oth
er hand he may be so active in his works of
benevolence, he tnay cause the hearts of so
many to rejoice, ho may be the support and
star of so many, that when ho dies he is
missed— his loss is sorely felt. Would we
be missed if we were suddenly removed
from the earth 7 What hearts would be
made ssd, what good cause would suffer 7
JC3T* H you would not have affliction vis
you it twice, then listen at once to what it
TBIIMS: 81.80 PBH. ANKTUiK
IP o litioctl.
A Subject tiot Likely to Grow IUI
We have already referred to the Prvei
dent'a letter to Mr. Hodges, of Kentucky,
but hardly an excuse is needed for fefcrriig
to it again. We think it justifies one of the
most startling assumptions of power in this
free country, or betrays to an astonisbedf peo
ple the utter imbecility of the Executive.—
Taking either aide of the question, we have
reason to feel equally alarmed. If the Pres
ident is a fool, his reckless adherents will
not stop to find it out. If he is a knave, hie
followers arc ail the more likely to keep hie
company. Every virtuous and honeat believ
er in our fortn of government ought to repeir
to the ballot-bux at the first opportunity, te
drive the usurper from office, and to record
the decree of eternal banishment from Ame
rica ot absolute raonarchs—the man who eeya
that whatever he deems indispensable to tbe
preservation of the nation is lawful, which is
to say his opinions of right and wrong is the
pupretoe law of the land, anything in the
constitutions or laws of the United States, or
of any State to the contrary. This is ths na
ked statement of his present position sad
the rule which governs hie official acts,
the autocrat of all the Russians hide his dim*
mished head. Let Abraham Lincoln Stsod
forth as the most absolute Potentate ths
world ever saw. II nv long does he txpeel
the American people to witness, is only
mute astonishment, his ascensio t to mora
than kingly power? Does he expect tbe peo
ple to meekly bow their heads and receite
the brand of slaves ? Constitutional Union.
An Important Historical Lttor.
The Portsmouth (O.) Times of the 23 clt,
publishes for the first tune, the following let
tor from Hon. S. P. Chase, to a prominent
Republican of that place. The original re
cently came Into the possession of the "Editor
of the Timet , which he well remarks is of
great value, as revealing the policy that con
trolled the leading statesmen of the Republi
can party just previous to, and at the time ot
their entailment into power. It throws
considerable light upon the animus of those
members of the Peace Conference, who
thought the Union would not bo worth a
curse, in the language of Senator Chandler,
•■f Michigan, without a little blood letting.—
The following is a copy of Mr. Chase's let
"VTashikgtoic, Feb. 9, 1861.
:: Dear Sir—Thanks for your note and es
plar.&.wm f that v te. It may be usefull._—
I here it a greater disposition to comprO'
mise than / like to tee. But I hope for the
beet. Half a dozen of the Border State gen
tlemen have been in our ro>>ra to night, Ethe
rnige and S os of Tennessee, Adams and
Bristow of Kentuckv, Gilmer, of North Car
• •Ima, and o'hers. I really sympathize with
them, but see no reason why we would tac
rafi.ee permanently a lakge power to help
n.ein.l'.r the purpose of gaini g temporarily
a little one
S. P. CHASE."
Cm any one who reads this letter of Mr.
Chase tail to see who Wrought this war on t
and wh > is responsible for the present condi
tion of thingp ! Read the letter over again,
par'icularly the lines in italic.
When Mr. Chase wrote that there was a
greater disposition to compromise than he
liked to see, he meant among his own parly
friends ; for the Democrats were all for com*
promise to avoid civil war end separation.—
Mr. Chase, of course, resisted the diepoeitioa
to compromise, which he found among hie
party friends. The result is now upon the
Country in one of the most stupendous and
sacrificing wars of modern times. „
To the entreaties of the Border State men'
he turned a deal ear. He could see no rea
son why the Republican party "should sacri
fice permanently a largo power" to help them
"lor the purpose of gaining, temporarily, a
little one." He regarded the permanent as
cendancy of the Republican party of iar more
importance than the peacu of the Border
Stater, and their retention in the Union.—,
riiis letter of Mr Chase will form a part of
the history of the fall of the great America!)
Republic, and connect hia name indissolobly
with its destruction.
f.-y 1 A pamphlet haa been printed in
Philadelphia showing that Judge Wood
ward was elected Governor by 100,00 ma
jority of the legal votes of the Slate. The
J tacts and the arry of figures produced, make
a clear case of the most stupendous frauVf,.
which, f>.r the honor of humanity, it i to be
hoped was never known beforo. If thie
pamphlet does not forewarn to tha extent of
forearming the people of Pennsylvania, they
must have made up 'heir minds tj patiently
wear the chains the Abolitionists have /org
ed for them. There is but one remedy,
which is to go into the election determined
to have a fair note cf free fiqht Ex.
rar a fellow of s very inq liring tarn ot
mind, who is employed in a subordinate pos
ition at a hotel in Wheeling, recently go
caught while playing Paul Pry at the door of
a young lady. Ho procured a chair, and get
ting upon it tip-too succeeded in* puttfnff fife
head into the room over the door sod throng
the thransom. To his eagerness to get a full
view of the premises he overturned the
chair with his toes, and struggled violently N
making such a fearful guttural noiao that ijo
attracted attention, and was rescued from hit
r ctßfor'eKNi pepitfvo '
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