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TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1865.
THE HUSBAND'S REVENGE.
Somewhere about the year 1835, Wm.
Bradway, a yonng man of five and ivrenty,
then living in the interior of ihe Slate of
New York left his family, consisting of a
wife and two small children, and went south
on a tour of speculation." He was absent
nearly a year, and stated on his return, that
he had been very successful, and had pur
chased a place on the Red River, whither he
proposed to move his family, and there set
tle, perhaps for life. His wife, pleased with
tte novelty of the change, readily assented
to the new arrangement; and, as soon as
their Northern affairs were properly settled,
they set off for their new hime, which, iu
due course of time, they reached in safely.
But Mrs. Bradway was sadly disappointed
in finding the place so different from what
she had pictured in her fancy. The settle
ment was new, and everything was rough.—
The houses, many of them, were bu'lt of logs
and even the best or them lacked the finish
of her Northern homo, while the furniture
was generally of the plainest and coarsest de
scription, and scanty at that. But worse
than all the rest were the inhabitants ;
composed principally of rough speculators,
negro traders, gamblers, and outlaws from
different quarters, with such females and
children as looked to them for support. Mrs
Bradway who had been well educated and
brought up in refined society, sought in vain
among them for suitable accociates and com
panions, and, being a stranger in a strange
laud, soon became depressed and homesick.
Under the peculiar circumstances, she un
guardedly made some remarks not coinpli
mentary to the pluce and its inhabitants ;
and these remarks being reported, with such
adduiuns and exaggerations as scandal-mon*
gers generally use for embelishinent s, 6h e
soon found herself surrounded by open ene
etn'es, and subjected to such petty annoyan
ces and persecuuons as little, malicious minds
delight to inflict upon those they secretly be
lieve to be iheir superiors, and both envy
and hate for that cause.
Six months had not passed away ere Wil
liam Bradway felt the. nuccsaity of removing
his family froin that unpleasant and lawless
locality, and this he was preparing to do,
when an u w I'uJ tragedy occur. which
cf anged the peaceful man into a bloody aven
ger. Some business at a neighboring settle
ment called hiin from heme for a couple of
days, and on his return he found his house in
ashes, and learned that his wife and children
had all been murdered under the most atro
cious and aggravating circumstances—his
poor wife, previous to her throat being cut,
haviDg been subjected to treatment worse
than death by the three ruffians concerned
in the uorrib'e affair.
To a fond husband and father this was a
terrible blow; aud tor a day and anight
William Bradway remained beside the still
smoking ruins ot his dwelling, some of the
tunejwalkiiig slowly around them with his
eyes bent on the ground, and some of the
time standing and gazing at them with an
abstracted air, as if he were recalling tho
past, or lookingfjnto (he future. He had
shuwn no violent sorrow even at the first.hut
had received the awful intelligence as one
menially stupefied—as one who could not
clearly believe the facts and comprehend the
whole extent of his loss. It was obserued
that his features suddenly became deadly
white, even to his lips, and then gradually
changed to a livid hup, which remained
without alteration, and without bei; g after
wards tinged by even the slightest flush
"Who did it?" he inquired in a tone of
These men were named—George Har
baugh. James Fawcet, and John Ellery
These men were known as gamblers and des
peradoes, and had been suspected of being
robbers and murderers. They did not live
in the village, but had visited it occasionally;
and one of them had, some time previously,
had a quarrel with Bradway, and threatened
revenge, though the latter little dreamed at
the time that anything so terrible was meant
as had been accomplished.
It is but justice to say that, though the
Bradways, as previously mentioned, had
made themselves very unpopular in the
place, there were very few of the residents
who openly sanctioned the horrid crimes
that had been committed, and there were
some who boldly expressed a hope that the
vile perpetrators would yet meet with a just
punishment ; but though the ruffians had
made no secret of their fiendish deeds, and
had even boasted of them before they left the
place, no one had made any attempt to arrest
or detain thrm, and they had gune, no one
It was about ten o'clock in the morning
that William Bradway first saw the ruins of
his home, and heard the awful news of his
irreparable loss ; and all through the remain
der of that day and the night which followed
it he conducted himself in the manner we
have described, seemingly taking notice of
the curious groups that gathered around
him, and replying to none of the idle quel-
tions put to him.
The next morning he went into a neigh
bor 's house and asked for something to ea
whieh was eiven him. He offered to pay for
this, but the man of the house declined to re
ceive any money,and Invited him to make his
home there for a few days.
"No," returned Bradway, "I intend to
leave to day."
"You don't look as if you'd got strength
to go far," sa-.d the man in a kindly tone.
VI have that within which will sustain me,"
He then inquired into the particulars of
the awful tragedy and the direction taken
by the murderers—speaking calmly himself,
and listened calmly to all tbo replies—his
features the while retaining their unnatural,
livid hue, and then displaying no signs of
emotion, save now and then a perceptible
quiver of the bloodless lips. As he passed
through the village, after takiog leavo of th is
family; he was several times stopped by dif
ferent parties, who wanted to enter into cont
versation with .him, and find out what he
intended to do, but he gave them only eva
sive answers aud slipped ofl' as quietly as
It was about two months after this that
George Ilarbaugb. late one night was picking
his way thruugh the dark streets of Nacog
doches from a gambling house in his lodg
ings, when a man came up to him ani qui
etly 6aid : "Good evening, sir !"
"Who're you? and what dy'e want?
demanded the ruffian in a gruff, surly tone,
at the same time thrusting his right hand
into his bosom as if to draw a pistol.
"D j not be alarmed, sir!" returned the
stranger; "but permit me to ask you one or
two questions. In the first place, is your
name George Harbaugh ?"
" Well, what of it, whether it is or isn't ?' :
was the uncivil demand.
"'lt it is, 1 owe you something which I
wish to pay," returned the stranger ; 4 'and If
it is not, perhaps you can put mo in tha way
to find the person I seek."
4 ' What do you owe me for, and how much?'
inquired the gambler, taking his hand from
"I am right, then, in supposing I address
George Harbaugh himself?"
41 Yes, that's iny name. What's yours,and
where'd we ever meet before ?"
"If I atn not mistaken," pursued the
stranger, w you with two companions, were ai
the village of 'n the R-d river, on the
mght of thesixih of September last?"
"Ha ! what's this ?" cried the ruffian,
springing back, and attain thrusting his hand
into his bosom.
He had not time for more, ere, with a
flash and a crack, a bail passed through his
breast. As he staggered and fell, shouting
murder, a sharp knife was drawn across his
throat, and the name of William Br&dway
hissed into his dying ear. It was the las'
earthly sound he ever heard. He was found
murdered, but his assassin was not discovered
During the winter following, James Faw
cet went among the Choctaws to purchase
horses. While trading with the Indians he
fell in with a small dealer, who, for a trifling
consideration, offered to assist him in taking
his horses to the settlement some two hun
dred miles distant, wheie he expected to
dispose of them at a heavy profit. The bsr
gain was struck, and, with fifteen horses,
James Fawcet set off with his assistant
through a long stretch of wilderness. On
the cecond night as the gambler and murder
er sat smoking before the camp firs he was
suddenly startled by finding a noose drop
ped over his head and shoulders and drawn
arouud his body, so as to pinion bis arms.
In less than a minute, notwithstanding a
vigorous resistance on his part, he was liter
ally bound hand anp foot, and lay stretched
on thejearth as helpiess as an infant.
"What's the meaning of this 7 Do you in
tend to murder me ?" he demanded,in a voice
made tremulous by fear.
"I suppose you do not recollect ever hav
ing 6een me before you met me in the Indian
village ?" said the man who had been acting
as bis assistant, as be now stood over his
"No, of course not ! Where had I ever
seen you before ?" replied Fawcet.
The other removed a wig of long hair, end
a patch from one eye, and then quickly said
i4 Do you know me now ?"
"Well,it does seem as if I had seen you be
foro, but I can't tel! where," said the ruf
"Do you remember the woman and chil
dren you helped to murder on the 6th of last
44 Ha ! you're Bradway !" cried the villain,
in a tone of despair.
44 William Bradway, at your service—the
same in name as when you knew me, bat not
the same ID nature. Tnen I would not have
harmed you ; but now I would execute the
vengeance of a wronged husband and fath
"Mercy !" gasped Fawcet.
"Did you show any ?"
"You will not murder me ?"
4 Yon must die, I have sworn it. I have
followed you to ri<' Ihe earth of a monster—
Harbaugh fell by my hand ; I shall not spare
you, and then to d >wn John Ellery ! Say
your prayers, if yon hare any to say, for
your minutes are numbered ?"
44 Mercy, Mercygrasped the terrifle
The avenger trade no further reply, but
deliberatel proceeded to fasten a rope, around
the neck of Fawcet. This done, he dragged
him to a sapliDg, bent it over, secured the
other end of the rope near its top, and let it
With a wild, unearthly yell, the second
murderei was jerked up from the earth, and
hung dangling, swinging, and struggling a
few feet from the ground. Bradway looked
calmly on,till the body became still in death;
and then, mounting his own horse, he rode
swiftly away, leaving the other horses, and
the money on the person of the dead man, to
whoever might find them.
It might have been six months after the
terrible death of the ruffain just recorded
that two men sat in a private room of a gam
blimg den in Natchez, playing cards for mon
ey. Piles of gold and silver and rolls of bank
notes were on the table between the men,and
each was staking his money freely, and ap
parently considering nothing but how to
beggar the other by his superior skill or kna
"You know," eaid one of the two men,
"that we are to play till one of us wins all ?''
"Suppose we take another drink on it ?"
A bottle and tumblers stood on the table '
just behind the first speaker, who got up and
turned around and poured out two glassess
his companion, who had the deal, improving
the opportunity as well as he could to arrange
the cards 60 as to give himself a winning
hind. The man who. poured out the liquor
now handed one to the gambler at the table
and hold the other himself, for drink
"To the cholera !" he said quietly nodding
to the other—for the malady had at that time,
begun its work ol destruction.
4 To the cholera be it then, and let it do its
work !" cried the gambler, with forced bra
vado, turning somwhat pale, and tossing off
his glass at one gulp.
The o her drank quietly, replaced the two
tumblers, and resumed his seat at the gam
bling board. For a few minutes there va>
no remark made, except what concerned the
gnrae ; and then the one who had partially
packed the cards, as he raked down a large
sum he had just won, said, looking up with
an expression of alarm, "By Heavens ! I feel
vary Bl range !"
"You look very pale," returned the other
- - 44 1 think you are going to die."
"Well, you're a pretty comforter, I must
"I think you will find me so presently."
"Ah ?" groaned the gambler, dropping the
cards and clasping his stamacb with both
hands, "1 am on fire inside."
"Of course you are !"
"How, of coarse ? What do you know
about it ? Have I got the cholera ?" deman
ded the gambler somewhat fiercely.
"Listen to me a few moments, and you
will know and understand all. There were
once three companions named Geo. Harbaugh,
James Fawcet, and John Ellery. A littie
more than a year ago. they murdered an in
nocent woman and two children .in the village
of , while the husband and father, Wil
liaui Bradway, was away. When he return
ed he learned all the horrid particulars ; he
swore a solemn oath that he would rest in
peace till he should have hunted them all
down, and put an end to their guilty lives.—
George Harbaugh was assassinated in the
streets of Nacogdoches, James Fawcet was
hung in the west, and John Ellery wass poi
soned in Natchez."
"But I am John Ellery 1" cried the gam
bler, the very picture of horror.
"No need to tell me that, who have hunted
you to your death 1" said the other, "I am
William Bradway !"
"Good Heaven ! am I then poisoned ?"
shrieked the wicked man, as new pangs seiz
"Yes, beyond hope / In five minutes you
will be a corpe "
"Murder ! —help !"the dying man bpgaa to
44 None of that !" said Bradway, springing
upon him like a tiger, and forcing a handker
chief in to his mouth, which held there until
the man fell down in spasms, when he turned
to the table and quickly selected his awn
money from the gambler's and put it in his
The poison was quick and sure and in less
than half an hour from his last drink of spir
its the murderer was a corpse,
Waiting only to be certain of his death,
Btadway went down atairn and told some of
the people of the house that his companion
either had the cholera or had fallen down in
a fit and they had better go up and see to
h : m. He then hastened down to the river,
got on board the first passing steamer, and
before night was many miles away from the
scene of his last, act of vengeance.
William Bradway subsequently went to
Texas, joined a band of rangers, and was fi
nally killed in a fight with a party of guerril
las on the western frontier. His companions
all spoke of him as a quiet, determined man,
wbo was never known to smile.
8 8.00 jr*iajHL AJSTNUM
At eighteen the true narrative of life fi
yet to be commenced Before that tifte we
sit I istening to a tale, a marvelous fiction ;
almost always unreal. Before that time,- the
world is heroic ; its inhabitants half ditiife
or semi divine ; its 6cens are dream acenec;
darker woods, and stranger hills; brighter
skies, more dangerous waters ; sweeter flow*
era. more tempting fruits ; Wider plain#,-
drearier deserts, sunnier fields than are fOU&4
in nature, overspread oar enchanted globe.—
What a moon we gaze on before that fift# j
How the trembling of our hearts at her as
pect bears witness to its unutterable bfeadty i
As to our sun. it is a burning beaven—the
world of gods.
At that time—eighteen, drawing heaf the
confines of illusive, void dreams, elf-land lies
behind us, the shores of reality rise ih front.
These shotes are yet distant; they look so
blue, soft gentle, we long to readh theft—
In sunshine we see a greenness beneath the
azure, as of spring meadows; we Oateh gfiftfrt*
es of silver lines, and imrgine the roll lit*
ing waters. Could we but reach thltf land,
we think to hunger and thirst ho more,
whereas many a wilderness, and oftefi (he
flood of Death, or some stream of sorto# at
cold and almost as black as Death, is t6 be
crossed ere true bliss can be tasted. Eve*y
joy that life gives must be earned efe ft is
secured ; and how hardly earned those only
know who have restled for great prizes. ihe
heart's blood must gem With red beads the
brow of the combatant, before the wreath Of
victory rustles over it.
At eighteen we are not aware of thls.**~*
Hope, when she smiles on us, and promises
happiness to morrow, is implicity believed ;
Love, when he comes wandering like a Tost
angel to our poor, is at once admitted, Wel
comed, embraced ; his quiver is not Seen;
il his arrows penetrate, they wound hire a
thrill of new 1 ife; there are no feafs of pofaoo
none of the barb which no leeehe's hand can
extract; that perilous passion— an agony
ever in some of its phases; with ftanp, in
agony throughout—ie believed to be ift Un
qualified good ; in short, gt eighteen, the
school of Experience is to be entered, and he*
humbling, crusing. grinding, but yet purify
ing and invigorating lessons, are yet to be
learnt— Charlotte Bronte.
ANDREW JOHNSON. Vice Preainewt of fbe
United Stales—who now by the provisions of
the Constitution becomes President —wa§
born in Raleigh, N. C., December 29, 1608,
At the age of four he lost his father; at ton
he was apprenticed to a tailor,whom he serv
ed seven years. While learning his trade ho
also learned to read, and is emphatically , as
was his lamented predecessor, a self taQght
man, and of plebian origin. In 1824 be went
to Laurens Court House, S. C., where be
worked nearly two years. In May, 1826 he
returned to Raleigh, where he remained until
September, when he removed to Greenville,
Tenn. The first office he ever held was that
of Alderman of the village. Ife Was re-elect
ed twice, and in 1830 was chosetf lifayor. In
1835 he was elected to the Legislature, in
1837 was debated, and in 1839 was re elect
ed. In 1840 be served as Presidential elec
tor and canvassed the Slate for the Demo
cratic ticket. In 1841 he was elected to the
State Senate, and in 1843 was sent to Con
gress, where he served until 1853. In thst
year he was elected Governor of Tennessee
and again in 1855. lie was in 1857 chosen
United States Senator for the ftill term end
ing March 4, 1863. When Nashville was
captured by our forces in the spring of 1862,
he was made military Governor of the State
by the President. November 8, 1884, ha
was elected Vice President, and succeeded to
the Presidency by the death of President
Lincoln, April 15,1865.
ANNOUNCEMENT BY SECRETARY
Drafting and Recruiting in the Loyal
States to be Stopped die.
WASHINGTON, April 13— To Major Gen.
Dix New York : This Department, after ma
ture consideration and consultation with the
Lieutenant General upon the results of tha
recent campaigns, has come to the following
determination, which will be carried into
effect by appropriate orders to be immediate
ly issued :
F ir6t—To stop ail drafting and recruiting
in the loyal States.
Second—The curtail purobaaaa for arms,
ammunition quartermaster's and commission
ary supplies, and reduce the expenses of tha
military establishment in its several brandi
Third—To reduce the number of general
and staff officers to the actual necessities of
"Fourth—To remove all military restrictions
upon trade ami orwonwoe so fcr at may ba
consistant with tha public safety.
As soon as these measures oan ba pat Tin
operation it will be made known by pnblie
EDWIN M. STANTON.
Secretary of War
VOL. 4 NO. 87