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(NEO.S.TUTTOS, ATTORNEY AT LAW,
J Tunkhonnock, Pa. Otfice in Stark's Brick
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H S.COOPER, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON
• Newton Centre, Luzerue County Pa.
\\J M. -M. PIATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Of
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PHYSICIAN & SI IU. EON,
Would respecltuliy aniiouuce to the ciiizensof Wy
tning. that he ha- locate i Tunkhanni.ck MUCH
be will promptly attend to all calls in the line of
£*" Wili be found at home on aturdays of
each we< k
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1 I ARIUSBURG, I'KNNA.
The und'-rrigired having lately pur. h-i-vd t:;0
•' BUEIILKR HOUSE " property, has alrt-uiy com
menced su-h alterations an 1 iinprnvctocn!- as will
Fonder this old and p.pular iluu'e t it r.t supe
rior, to any Hotel in the City of ljarrisberg.
A ontiiiiirtn.-e of- the public patronage i rcfpect
GEO. J. BOLTON
LATE AMERICAN HOUSE/
TUNKtIAN NOCK, W YO.MING GO.. PA.
establishment has recently been refitted nn
furnished in the latest stylo Every attention
will be given to the comfort and convenience of those
who patrouizc the House.
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor .
Tunkhanneck, September 11, ISOI.
WORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESIIOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
Win. 11. ('ORT RIGHT, Prnp'r
HAYING resumed the proprietorship of lie, above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
render the house an agreeable place ol sojourn fur
•II who may favor it wilh their custom.
Ww. II CCRTRIHHT.
•Tunc-, 3rd, 1863
D- B- BARTLET ,
(Late of the BBIMI.VARD lIOITSK. ELMIKA, N. Y.
The MEANS HOTEL, i-one of the LARGEST
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 unci
agreeable stopping-place for all,
v 3, n2l, iy.
I T GILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
i\X• haniK-ck Borough, and resjicctfullv tenders his
professional services to the citizens ot this place a.,d
ALL WORK WARRANTED, TO GIVE SATIS- !
IfT Office over Tutton's Law Office, near the Pos
Dec. 11, 186 i.
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WASHINGTON, C, C-
In order to faciliate the prompt ad- |
Ustment of Bounty, arrears of pay, Pensions and
glfier Claim*, due sosdiera and other persons from j
tiboGovernment ;'the United States. The under-
wed has ui ids u.-rangements with the abova firm
h onse experience and close proximity to, and daily i
ft ereourse with the department; as well as the ear- ;
t eknowiedge, acquired by them, of the decisions j
a yquently made, enables them to prosecute •:
t aijjis more efficiantly than Atiornays at a distance, !
inpossi ly do All persons entitled to claims of the 1
. uu .- ,pt " >n c:tn hIVO ttie,Q P r "P-fly attended I
OJnobbylmg on ine and entrusting them to mv care
T.. n , „ Agt^ 'forllan-y A Collins,
THE PKRIL. OF MARTHA WAR
A STORY or THE AMOTOOSL'CK RIVER.
"Goo<l bye, Martha. God help you ! I
shall be back in three days at the farthest' '
The hardy White Mountain pioneer, Mark
Warren, kissed his young wife, held his two
year old boy to his breast for a moment, and
then shouldering the sack of corn which was
to be converted into meal at the rude mill
forty miles away, trudged off through the
Martha Warren stood at the door of the
log cabin, gazing out after the retreating form
of her husband. An angle of the dense
shrubbery bid him from view, but still she
did not return to tho solitary kitchen. It
pinked so dark and lonesome there she
shrank from entering; or perhaps the grand
sublimity of the view spread out before her,
held her attention and thrilled her soul with
that unexplained something that we ail feel
that standing thus free to face with the works
oi llis ling us.
Tiie finest and m -st satisfactory view of
the White M n it tin-i, is that which presents
' itself from what is mov the towu_.ol JJetl.le-
Hm, on the road to L'ttleton and Frain'onia.
1 Wou'i. Wishing' >n, the king among princes,
1 is there seen in his proper plaee—the centre
1 of tii.-; r ck-nbbed range, towering, bald, blue
; and Hi-: ; r achahle.
j Far up in the wil l clearing, close by the
! turbid waters o! tie AtnonooMick. was the
I cottage situated—a place wild and erye
I enough for the nest of an eagle, but dear to
I the heart of Martha Warren, as the home
where she had spent the happy days of her
• young wife hood. When she had turned
i from many a patrician suitor, in the fair old
town of Portsmouth, to join her fortunes
i with those cl ike }<in g settlor, it was with
! the 'nil and perfect understanding of the tri
als.that lay before. She would walk in no
; paths of roses for years to come ; much ol
! life muct be spent in the eternal solitudes,
where silence was broken only by the winds
1 of the forest, the shriek of the river over tin
i sharp rocks, or the distant howl of the red*
■ mouthed wolf afar :n the wilderness.
The necessary absence of her husband she
■ dreaded most. It was so very gloomy to
! close up her doors at. night and sit down by
j her lonely fireside, with the consciousness
; that tiiere was no human being nearer to her
i than the settlement, at Lard's Ilili, ten miles
away tlirouge the pathless woods.
There was little to fear fn ui Indians, al
. though a nurubei oi scattered tribes yet roam
ed over these primeval hunting grounds.—
They were mostly disposed to be friendly
, and Mrs. barren's kind heart tiatural ly
! prompted her to many acts cf friendship to
wards them, ana an Indirn never forgets a
The purple mist #h-ared away from the
scarred forehead of the doinii a it old mount
ain, tlie yellow sun. peered over the rocky
waff,and Martha turned away to the perform
I ance of her sfinple d( uiesiic duties. The day
WAS a long one, but it was toward evening,
and the gloaming comes much sooner in these
solitudes than in any other places. The bun
• light faded out of the unglaz d windows tho'
j it would illumine the d.staut mountains for
some time yet, anu Martha-.vent out in the
( scanty garden to inhale the odor ofdhe sweet
, pinks on the one tn eagre root she had bro't
from heboid heme.
ahe spicy perfume earned her back in
memory to those days away in the past, spent
j with kind lricnds and cheered by bright
j young hopes. But though the thought of
j home and kindred made her sail, not for a
moment did she regret the fate she had cho
Absorbed in thought, she had not observed
the absence of Charlie, her little boy ; now
: she saw with vague uneasiness that he had
j been playing, and was not to be seen. She
: ca'led his nam a, but only echo and the roar
of the swollen r.ver replied.
She flow back to tho house, the faint hope
remaining that he might, have returned thith
er for his n"t kitten ; but no, the kitten was
mewing at tho window, but no sign of Char
"With frantic haste she searched the clear
ing, but withoutJsucccss. Her next thought
was the river! black as night, save where it
flickered wiih spots of snow white foatn—it
flowed oil hut a few rods below her. She
hurriedjdown to the brink, calling out,"Char
lie ! Charlie!"
The child's small Voice at some little dis
tance replied. She followed the sound, and
to her horror saw her boy—his golden hair
and rosy cheeks clearly defined against the
purple twilight sky—standing on the very
edge of the huge, drenched rock, some ten
feet from the shore, but in the sweeping cur
rent of the river.
This rock, called by the settlers "pulpit,"
was a good situation for carting fishing lines,
and Mark Warren had bridged the narrow
chasm between it and the shore with a cou
ple of hovr n logs.
Allured by some flashing clusters of fire
wood growing on the side of the Pulpit, Char
ley had crossed over, and now stood there
regardless of danger,laughingly holding out
the floral treasures to his mother.
Martha flew over the frail bridge.and tho
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGIIT. "—Thomas Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 1865.
next minute held her child in her ams. Joy
ful because she had found him uninjured and
men'aily resolving that the logs should be re
moved to prevent further accident. She
turned to retrace her steps, but the sight
that met her eyes froze her with horror to
Confronting her on the bridge, not six feet
d istant stood an enormous wolf, gaunt and
bo: y with hunger, his eyes blazing like live
coals through milk anil gloom, his hot, fetid
breath scorching the very air she breathed.
A low grotvel of intense satisfaction stir
red the air, answered by the growl of fifty
more of his kind, helonginirito the pack ; iu
another moment they would be upon her.
Without an instance's thought of the con
sequences, Martha obeyed her first impulse,
and Struck the log with her foit, exerting all
her mad strength in the blow. The frail
fabric tottered, the soft earth gave way, there
was a breath of awful suspense, and then the
bridge went down with a dull plunge into
the waters beneath ! The sharp claws of
the wolf had already fixed on the scant veg
etation of the rock, and he held there a mo-
ment, struggling with a ferocious strength to
gain a foothold ; the next, he slid down into
the c!ms in, uttering a wild howl of disap
Martha sank on her knees mid offered up
a fervant prayer of thanksgiving far her es
cape; but simultaro >us!y with thz: heartfelt
•'amen there came a dread recollection.—
The bridge formed the only connecting link
between tiie Pulpit and the main land, and
lihct, was severed ! True, she was not
iu.-re than twenty feet distant from the shore
of the river, but she might as well have been
thousands of miles out in the ocean. The
water was deep, and it tan w.tli almost in
c mceivable rapidity, forty or fifty feet below
her, over rocks so sharp and jagged that it
made her shiver to look over the brink.
Iler only hope was in her husbanl.—
Should he return at the expected time, they
might still be alive; but if by accident he
should be detained beyond (hat time ! She
closed her eyes, and besought God for pro
tee! ion and help.
Cold and hnngrv. and divnched by the riv
er, Charlie began to cry f<r home. She could
bear any thing better than that. She took
off her own garments to fold around him.
and hel l him to her breast and sang him the
sweet cradle songs which had so often south
But the fierce how's, of the wolve?, and
the sullen thunders of the l iver, lliled his
little heart with terror, and all the long dark
niel t ihr<.ugh, he < !ung to her neck, shep
iessiv crying t go ho no to ptni.
Day dawned at last, the pale sun swim
ming through a sickly sky, the pallid fore
cast of a st<>nn. \\ eak and faint from hun
ger, and suffeiing intensely from Cold—for
summer is no bearer of tropical smiles in
that inhospitable clime —Martha paced back
and forth the narrow limits of the rook.—
Noon came—the faint sun declined —it was
night aeian. A cold fog sank down over the
mountain, followed by a drizzling ram,which
before morning changed to a perfect deluge.
The river rose fearfully, foaming milk white
down the gorge, filling the air with a thun
dering roar, like the peal of an imprisoned
The day that followed was no better—only
gray rain, and ashen white mist—not a ray
A new fear rose in the heart of Martha
Warren, The turbular.ee cf the stream
must have swept away the bridge over
which her Husband would cross on his re
turn, and he would be detained—for days,
may be for weeks.
She gave up all for lost, Strongly and
fearfully was she tempted to fold her child
in her arms and plunge into the chauldron
beneath, and thus end all her fear doubt, It
would be better, she thought, than to suffer
that slow, painful death of starvation, But
something held her back—God's curse was
on those who do self-murder.
Towards night a lost robin, beaten about
by the storm, stopped to rest a moment on
the rock ; Martha seized upon him and rent
him in twain, with almost savage glee, for
her child to devour taw—she, who three
days before would have wept at the 6ight of
a wounded sparrow.
Another night and day—like the other,
only more intensely agonizing. Martha
Warren was sullcnlv indifferent now ; suffer
ing had passed every nobler feeling. Char
lie ban moaned for suppe*"—to weak and
spent to sit up, he was lying on the rock,
his head in her lap, his gieat eyes fiied on
She tore open a vein in her arm with her
scissors, and made him drink the blood !
Anything, she said to herself, to calm the
wild, wishful yearning of his eves.
The boy raised —he sat up, and peered
through the darkness.
"Mamma," ha said, "papa is coming ! I
felt hiin touch me ?"
She wept at the mockery, and drew the
child frantically to her bosom.
The night was fair—lit up by a new moon.
Overcome by deadly exhaustion, against
which 6he could make no resistance, Martha
fell into an uneasy slumbet, which, toward
midnight, was broken by a startling cry.—
She sprang to her feet and gazed around
No ! her eyes did not deceive her—there
on the shore stood the stalwart form of her
husband, and he was calling her name with
energy of despair. She could only cry out,
"Oh,"Mark ! Mark!" and fell senseless to the
When she woke to c msciousness, she was
lying on her own bed in the cottage, sup
ported by her husband's arm.
It was no dream. She and her darling
boy were safe, and he had come back.
Many weeeks passed bjfore she grew
stout again, but Mat k tended her as a moth
er would an infant, and by the time the au
tumn frosts fell, she was _the blithe Marthe
Warren of old.
At the time of the freshet, the bridge over
i the Amonoosuck had indeed been swept
J awav; but Mark, impelled by an uncontrolla
| b!c fear—almost presentiment—had crossed
i the river at the risk of his life, on a log raft,
' and reached home only to find it vacant.
The descendants of Mark Warren and his
wife still dwell among the fertile valleys of
Amonoosuck, and the old men still tell their
grandchildren the story f Martha Warren,
and her child.
WASTE OE AMI MTION.—How much am
munition is wasted in battle, and how many
! muskets in the hands of incompetent or cow
ardiy men are actually useless, the following
official report of the condition of the small
arms picked up on the field of Gettysburg
strikingly illustrates. The statement has
been published before, but we give it again
as o.ie of the strongest alignments in faior of
a change to breech-loading guns. With
breech loaders it would be inpossible to get
in more than one charge at a lime, and a man
could tell at a glance whether his piece was
discharged or not :
Of the whole number received (27,574 we
fond at least 24,000 of these loaded ; about
one-half of these coutained two loads each
and the biltance one load each, la many of
these guns from two to six balls have been
found, with only one charge of powder. In
some the balls have been funned at the bot
tom of the bore, with the charge of powder
on lop of the ball. In same as many as six
paper regulation calibre 58 cartridges have
been found, the cartridges h tv.ng been put
in the guns without being torn or broken.—
Twenty three loads were found in one
Springfiel d rifle-musket, each load in regular
order. Twentv-two bails and sixty-two
buek-s!:ot, with a corresponding quantity
of powder, al! mixed up together, were found
in one pcrcuesinii smoothrbore musket. In
many of the smooth b re guns, model of 1842
rebel make, we have futitid a v,a l of loose
paper between the powder ami ball, and an
other wad of the same kind on top of the
ball, the ball having been put into the gun
naked. About six thousand of the arms were
found loaned with Johnson A Doiv's cartrid
pes ; many of these cartridges were about
half way d >wn in the barrels of the guns,
and in many cases the ball end of the cart
ridge bad been put into the gun first. These
cartridges were found mostly in the Enfield
rille musket. *
JC3E"Some years ago there was a bill intro
duced in the Georgia Legislature to lay a tax
often dollars a year on all Jackaseo. Some
appreciative uiebers proposed to amend it so
as to include lawyers . and doctors. The
amendment was accepted, and,amidst much
Jocularity' the bill passed. Several efforts
have since been made to repeal it, but in vain,
and to this day all Jackases. lawyers and
doctors are obliged to pay a yearly tax of ten
£-*C*Dotiy Birchwood thinks it provoking
for a woman, who has been working all day
mending her husbann's old cat to find a
love letter in the pocket. There is not a
woman on earth but would find the letter
before she began to mend the coat—and then
it wonld not be mended at all.
• -yr* An eminent divine preached one
Sunday morning from the text, "Ye are the
children of the devil," and in the afternoon,
by funny coincidence, from the words, "Chil
dren, obey your parents,"
. A printer's apprentice, who was do
ing the agreeable to a clergyman's daughter,
was shocked one Sunday when her father an
nounced the text.—"My daughter isgreivous
!y tormented with the de**il."
"It's all stuff'," as the lady said to
her husband, who was complaining of dyspep
sia after a public dinner.
JS3T "Will you have it rare.or well done ? j
said English to an Irishman, as he was
cutting a slice of roast beef.
"I love it well done iver since I am in this
count}-," replied i'at, "for it was rare enough
we used to ate in Ireland."
Were a second deluge to occur the
best place to retreat to would, of course, be
YERBLM SAP. —Time is never in a hurry,
but never idles.
HOW STORMS ARE MADE. AND HOW
ME MAY ALL BE WEATHER WISE,
The constant succession of storm and sun
shine existing between the Rocky mountains
and,the Atlartic seaboard,is a subject of much
interest to all persons engaged in agricutural
pursuits. A few hints, and the statement of
a f3w facts, may afford some light, and re-,
move many existing errors in reference to
the atmospheric changes, commonly called
the weather. All the changes which take
place in the animal and vegetable kingdoms
result, in c mnection with the atmosphere
under the direct or indirect agency of the
sunlight. Katit is one of these results. The
action of tho sunlight produces the great
atmospheric currents which exist in different
sections of the globe. The trade winds pass
from the tropical regions over the Carribear.
sea and the Gulf of Mexico into higher lati
tudes. moving within the tropics from south
east to northwest, and after passing the trop
ics from southwest to northeast, and in high
er intitudes from west to east; so that there
exists a constant current over the eastern
portion of the North American continent
sweeping around over the western portion of
the eastern continent, and there back within
At some point within this vast terial
whirlpool there is always existing a storm.—
The warm air from the southwest commin
gling with the colder air of higher latitudes
condense and forms clouds and storms In
the progress of these currents the action of
the sunlight produces a vacutn, which is the
actual cause of the storm. The existence of
tins vacutn is iudioated by tho fall of the
mercury in the barometer but more certainly
by the wind. So soon as the vacutn begins
to exist, the air from all sides tresses in to
restore the equilibrium. The combining of
these currents condense the vapor, clouds
exist, and the ordinary phenomena of the
storm. When the equilibrium is restored
the storm ceases. The wind is invariably
blowing towards the approaching, or fallow
ing the receding storm. The direct motion
of th* storm is usually from southwest to
northeast, but it lias also a laterial move
ment from the northwest, and to the south
cast, and this results from the greater pres
sure of the northwest current, is acting on
the outer margin of the air of the circle.—
The wind from the east, southeast, and
south indicates the coming storm, and some
times the northeast wind. The southwest
wind, west, north west, and north wind in
dicate a receding storm. It ordinarily
requires from -0 to 43 hours for a storm to
pas* from Cairo to New York. So soon as
the equilibrium of the atmosphere is restored
the storm ceases ; so that a storm at Cairo
might cease before it would reach New York.
The intensity ol the cold after any given
storm depends upon two facts. If another
storm is approaching from the southwest, so
as to counterbalance the receding storm, the
cold will not be intense. If the laterial mo
tion of the storm should be greater than the
direct motion, the cold will be very intense
over the path of that storm. This was the
case of the great storm of December 31, 1863
in its laterial movement, it reached Atlanta,
Georgia, before the direct movement reached
Philadelphia ; hence it was colder at Mem
phis, Nashville, and Atlanta, than at Mon
I have stated these facts from very many
observations, some of which I may give you,
if these remarks are thought worthy of your
notiee. If the daily press would give the
state of the weather every morning, as it ex
ists in the Southwest and West, the farmer
with tiie aid of the barometer, and noteing
the course of the wind, would not have to
look for the weather in the almanac or the
WATERING WINDOW PLANTS.—Miss Mai
ing. the authoress of Fiowers for Window
Gardens in Town and Country," thus writes:
There is one universal law as to watering
plants which a great many people entirely
neglect. The neglect of this one rule causes
in >re blight and more unhealthy plants than
perhaps any single thing that ran be named
besides. I mean the excellent rule of water
ing them with warm water, always rather
warmer than the sod the plants are gtowing
in. People must surely sec the check and
injury it must be to plants to get cold # food.
The organs of tender plants a re extremely
delicate; and when they are wanted to di
gest their food it is a bad plan surely to par
alyze them with cold. If we feed them, on
tho other hand, with fjod a little warm, they
are stimulated at once to make the most ol
J&S'A disease of an unusual character
prevails in Lykenstown and Wisconisco Dau
phin county, I'a. Thus far every case has
baffled the physicians, and it seems they do
not fully understand howto treat the patients
who, being seized with convulsions, generallv
die in less than twenty-four hour*. Spotted
fever is the term used by the people in speak
ing of the disease, but this may not be the
The popular man or writer is tlwu s j
tho one who is but little in advance of the
masses, never the man who is far in advance
of tbcm and out of sight.
TERM S: 9&.OOPEH A.WNTT M
"Bounty J uinping'' by Wholesale.
We have bad occasion recently to refer to
several squads of "bounty jumpers" who had
passed through this city on tbeir way West
to "operate.''' The first squad took the train
a week ago, and were mostly Albany thieresj
who knew it would be useless for them to
present themselves here as recruits. Tha
second squad were nearly all from* New
York, and came to this city to enlist, under
the impression that our Marshal would be
j green enough to accept them, But of the
, whole number who offered themselves, only
three were received. The rest sought other
j localities, and seloctea Oneida county as
their first field of operations. The nexi
squad who wended their way westward were
all from New York, and numbered over a
hundred. They „were chiefly labelled for
Ulica, Watertown and Binghamton.
Ot the first squad moat of them enlisted'
in I tica, and nine of them "jumped" before
they reached the rendezvous in this city.—
Of the second squad, all enlisted 2 in Utica
and thereabouts, and thirty-two of them es
caped from the barracas on Troy road on
Sunday night. And last night nine of the
same tribe, who were enlisted at Utica, got
away. They were accompanied by a squad
of four men, and on arriving at the depot
one ot their friends appeared in a captain's
uniform, took command of the guard, and,
marching the gang to a convenient spot, en
abled them to dodge round a corner in the
dark and so get away, the bogus captain
conveniently disappearing at the same time.
Of this latter number, however, seven were
recaptured last night; one by officer Carrol
and the others by a posse from the Marshal's
office. The arrests were adroitly madeat
the Hudson River depot, just before the
night train left.
We refer to this subject thus part cular—
ly to put the marshals iu the interior on their
guard. In districts (if there are any such)
where the marshalls are in league with boun
ty brokers tor the money they can make out
of the alliance, this information will be of no
use. But it may be of use where the local
officers are not worse thieves than the scoun
drels who; deliberately enlist to pocket the
bounty and desert.
The State is, at this moment, full of these
■ bounty jumpers and as no locality is
credited men until fhey are receipted for at
the nearest general rendezvous, it is quite
important that attention should be paid to
the character of the men enlisted.
V HAT AN EDITOR MIGHT HAVE BEEN.—
ITOLI.AND, the editor cf the Springfield(Mass)
Republican, has been up in Vermont, to
•'where he came from," and thus sketches
what he should have been if he had not left
home and become an editor •
Your correspondent would hive grown
stalwart and strong, with horny hands and a
face as black as the ace of spades. He would
have taught school winters, worked o<i the
farm summers, and gone out haying fifteen
days in July, and taken for pay the iron
works and running gear of a wagon.
At two-and-twenty, or thereabouts, ho
would have begun to pay attention to a girl
with a father worth $2,000, and a spit curl
on her forehead—a girl who always went to
singing school, and "set in the "and
sung without opening her iijcu?h—a pretty
girl, anyway. Well, after seeing her home
from singing school for two or three years,
taking her to a Fourth of July, and getting
about $lOO together, he would Lave married
and have settled down. Y'cars would pass
away, and the girl with the spit curl would
have eleven children—just as sure as you
live—seven boys and four girls.
We should have had a hard time in bring
ing them up, but they would soon be able
enough to do the milking and help their mo
ther wash days and I getting independent at
last, and feeiing a little stiff in the joints,
would be elected a member of the Legislature
having been an assessor and a school commit
tee-man for years. In the evening of my
days, with my pipe in ray mouth, thirteen
barrels of cider in the cellar, and a newspa
per in my hand, I should sit and look at the
markets through a pair of gold moanted spec
tacles,and wonder why should 6uch a strange
silly piece as this be published.
C3E" A man from the country applied
lately to a respectable lawyer for legal advice
After detailing the circumstances of the case,
he was asked if he had stated the facts ex
actly as they had occured. "Yes, sir," re
plied the applicant. "I have told you the
plain truth ; you csq put the lies to it jour
gy*ST Col. North arrested for complicity
with alleged election frauds in New York,
has been unconditionally released. Tho
election being over, and the object of the ar
rest having teen secured, there was no fur
ther necessity for detaining the prisoner.—
His discharge is a clear admission that there
was no cause for his arrest. There w a
once in this fair land redress for such wrongs,
hut is there now ?
C3C* He was a much disgusted and very
desperate man who desired to "6wap him
self for a dog and then kill the animal."
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