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HS. COOPER. PHYSICIAN * SURGEON
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WM, M. PIATT. ATTORNEY AT LAW, 0
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The undersigned hiving lately pur. Based the
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menced su<-k a Potation* and iinproi eoieots as will
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TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 1866.
J A rt's dm'iifr.
Tht.-e w:is a tnan in our town
Whose hobby was canary l.irds ;
For songsters he'd as high renown
As some teen for their dairy herds
He kept hi little dickies all
In most eomfoi table cages,
And furuished food for great and suiall,
In accordance with their ages.
He loved his pets and they Vere gay,
And caroled songs of joy and peace,
To hear their youn? attempt the lay,
And see their little broods increase.
One day some philanthropic gents—
At loast so they themselves announced—
Impelled by Puritan iutcnts,
Upon the dicky-bird-man pounced.
Their speaker Tet'del! Willipssaid :
"Friend, this committee's from the East,
Where bran-new moral plans are laid—
The home of him .?urnauied 'The Beast
"We're sent by that great Commonwealth,
Which claims the right to interfere
In other people's moral health-
An ancient right she bol is most dear.
tuifs+on's brief, liii-f let it be :
'tis ttiorsl }f iHsa.-liu-etts' wivh
That you at once tuesa birds set free ;
To cage them's vile and heathenish."
'■Why !" quoth the ui >r, with staring *y3s,
"1 break no laws—the birds are mine ;
Your w.>r .* have fitted ice with surprise ;
1 shall ii >t D irt with iheui, in fine
In vain the delegation plead
The r.gttt ol all bir is to ke free ; 11
"Their homes are fields and trees," they said ;
But this the bird man could not sec.
"What! fields and trees !" cried he amazed
- "These birds ictre all in cage< bred ;
Your M • ssaehusctts lie crazed ;
l reeJoiu would cause their dea h," he said.
Sorm angry works advanced to blow. ,
The delegation prove! too strong ;
Eaoh eage by force they did unclose—
Accomplishing great right—or wrong.
When all the diekey-birds were out,
These philanthropic wise men fired
Every cage i'ir found about ;
: ich Vet all I'uri'Hiis admired.
Yhrn as the bird-man waxed Irate,
Ar punishment because he railed,
Ires seized his "pictur-s. g-m- an I plate,
And for the modern A'hem sailed.
Meanwhile the di- key-birds, poor things,
Hopped helplessly about in need :
And knowing not the use ot wings,
They did not fly in search of feed,
Sotne died in corners starved to death
Muuy b* little beys were killed—
P. ,; tr suiiched them doeens at a breath
Wi;h scores of them cats' maws were filled.
Bv th ee who illy knew their dee Is,
Son* werecangk' enle 'get once more,
Alas ! flxy j.rhed on htoken reeds;
Their m-th and singing Jays tyre o'er.
Poor birds ! their race is nearly run-
Squelched by mors! thimble-riggers ;
Now. re-'d r, answer this laourn —
Why are dickey-bird- like nisrgers !
A l>oy ttttfi red u fttincry store
the other day and asked the proprietor
what kind of pens he sold. "All kinds, - "
was the reply '-VYwIl then I'il take three
cents* worth of pig-pens.* -
£W The best description of weakness
we have ever heard is the wag's query to
liifi wife when she jjave him some broth, if
•he would not coax that chicken to wa'de
through the soup once more.
V\ hy are the Southern negroes now
like I'nited States bonds ' Ueeause they
are non-taxable property ; ;md because
tliey are a burden upon the poor white
men. , -
• CP* The Albany Arcus says ; '"There is
a geiiervl inquiry what shall he done to ar
rest this epiiiem eof erim -?' This ques
lion put to a of our Courts., elicited
this reply ; "Carry a revolver. :nd when
attacked siioot—hut he sure to shoot ac
TAKEX DOWN a PEG —The Bellfonte
Watchman says a hachel r fiend of ouis
who is well known a ahont Belief mte, atten
ded a wedding party a few miles out q f
town, not long since. Accidentally he
had a pair of infant shoes, nicelv wrapped
in a piece ol paper. Here he thought was
a chance for some fun ; so. going up to the
newly-made bride, he gave her the package
with the remark that it contained some
thing that would be useful to her after
awhile. The Jady op< tied the package
critically examined its contents, then turn
ing to our friend, remarked : '"I am much
obliged to you for the present, but if I bad
married ypa I wouldn't have neoded them.
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT. "—Thomas Jefferson.
UNCLKVB tiV'S VISIT,
It wood have required no very power
ful stretch of imagination for Mrs. Amb -r's
gu s's to fiftVe fWnci 1 themselves ami d the
light and fragrance <>f some tropic isle on
that festal night The stately balustrades
were wreathed with deeply-tinted blossoms
the air was freighted with the perfume of
heliotrc pe and tuberose, and the chande
liers that bung from the frescoed ci iling,
like coro.iate of quivering fire,threw a noon
day brilliance over the crowd
-At the further end of the superb draw
r>ora stood Mrs. Amber herself —a state y
matron in saphire velvet, illuminated hy
the pale glimmer of pearls. No one wo'd
ever have imagined from the smiling seif-
of her manner that this night
was the crisis of her l.fc.
Through "all the hum and murmur of the
aristoerati# assemblage —through all the
crash of and the stormy
inelodv of the hand beyond, Mrs. Amber's
quick ear caught one low, hesitating step
on the threshold. It washer husband's.—
She beckoned to him with her jewelled fan
and uj icarcelv an audible voice.
"Just sin I expected. We are ruined,
can't keep above water awe k. Norris
has tailed an I wcsltall follow suit ! '
"A week,' murmured Mrs, Amber tho't
f'ullv, ":t week !" One can accomplish a
go al deal iu a Week, "Have you noticed
how nttootive Young Gold is to Cecilia?'
sin ad edm isinglv.
• lie won't he after—"
'Hush i" Mrs. Ambv'f exclaimed wth a
qtrck glance around, as if apprehensive
that the very \¥alis would hear their whis
per-d colloquy. "If she **iusa rich hus
band hefggu toe -<!Yld learns of your di—
tress, we s'.ail be tolerably safe. For your
own sake jceep a cheerful fee ; mingle
with our guest throw ufi* that, perturbed
frown, tti ll you :dl wsll be right."
Mr. Anther shrugged his should as and
whistled half bar of some popular-train,
when turnii g awav to obey his w fe's h•-
bests t- the Ih*M of itis ability, while Mrs
Amber, her smooth lips all wreathed in
dulcet smiles, resumed the task of receiv
ing her ghy friends.
Suddeidv'tiwe was a sort of thrill and
titt.-r thiWgli the apartment —the crowd
opened as if to make way for somebodt.
an I Mrs. Amber came forward expecting
to greet some distinguished arrival.
"Good-evening, Tildy. 1 kalkalate 1
you'd all begone to bed. :it this time o'ni t
hut I see von don't keep New Hampshire
hnliits. Hain't forgotten m•, lieve von.?
v Yhv I'm your Uncle Obed Jenkins!"
Mrs. Amber turned pile through all In r
artificial bloom at the uucxpeeted additi >II
to Iter company that stoo I bete re her, lc<
Ii >iiest features beaming with delight. Ii
was a ruildy-faced old man, in a suit of hut
ternut-colored cloth, carrying in one band
a neat I v tied handkerchief, containing bis
wardrobe, ami in the other a crooked
walking s irk, lull of knots and gnarl*—
such a stick as grows only in dense swatnp-i
where the young saplings have to twist
their little arms in every direction to get a
I,it of sunshine, and grow up ia the most
unhe rd of shapes.
"I declare." pursued Uncle Ooed, "yon'r
fine as aflld e, "Tildy —and where's them
little gals yon sent up summer before last,
to get red cheeks at their uncle's.? Gro'n
up to he young ladies—well, if I ain't beat
And Unci Obed extended a bony hand
to Miss Cecilia, who drew back and put uj
a gold-mounted eye glass with an air of
"I never heard that anything ailed Ce
cilly's eyesight, Til iy,*' said Uncle Obed
in extreme perplexitv. "And that young
filler in th yHlar waistcoat is her bean, I
suppose? Well,youngfdkn will be young
folks, and we did one's had'nt ought to in
tefere. That's what I always said when
you and Jim Amber used to walk in the
old side-hill orchard, after you'd done the
Th s unlucky allusion brimmed the al
ready overflowing veins of Mr. Amber's
wrath—she drew her gloved hand from the
old man's cordial grasp, with an energy
which puzzled him, and spoke with com
"I am r<>; Uy sorry, sir, that we were not
previously made aware that you proposed
honoring u* with visit. In that case we
conld have prepared ourselves for the ple;t
stirc ; now, I regret to say, it will he incon
venient to receive you."
"Whit!" eja 'tilated the astonished old
mac, who was uncertain whether or not hi'
had heard ari rht the words of his only
niece —the g : rl whom he had brought up
and cared for wli n others rejected the
cha'ge of the p tmiless orphan.
Mrs Amber repeamd the frigid sentence
with that empha-is which only a heartless
w< mm of the world can give.
"Thi< U. a big ho-tse,'Tildy," said the ol!
tnan in sli rlitlv tremulous accents, "and I
should ha* thought there was a corner in it
big enough for Uncle Obed,l wasn't c Jcti
•lt;ng t<> stav long— not over a week at
the furthest; but I'll go home to-morrow
the first train that leaves, if I'm in the.
Mrs. Amber made no answer,hut tapped
lightly on her mosaic bracelet with one
slen ler fing -r. and uncle Obed turned awav
with ra -istilrc in his eves that made curious
rings of m st around the glaring jets of flame
in lite chand -lier. .
Uncle Obed was wishing himself well
out of the heartless scene, when suddenly
a pair of plump little arms were t! rown
around Iris neck, and a cheek fresh
and pinker than a damask rose was pre.-s
--ed to his brown face. It was Mrs. Amber's
youngest daughter—his own niece—the
incorrigible romp, who had climbed cherry
trees and stolen bird's nests innumerable
in the meadows of the old homestead, two
or three years ago. And there she was —
a young lady in pink silk and cameo brace
"Dear Uncle Obed, I have only just
heard of your arrival. I am ghtd to sec
you if no oue else is !"
•And another shower of kisses succeeded,
greatly to the discomfiture and envy of the
young man who had escorted Miss Amber
to the spot, arid stood surveying the pretty
"Go about your business, Harry !" she
exclaimed gaily, "I've got ever so much to
say to Uncle Obed !"
And Harry Latimer obeyed, hut rjither
"Just the same little Fanny as ever!"
exclaimed the old man, patting the curls
with delighted fon Iness, "You haven'
changed, though Tildy lias!"
"No); and 1 will never change for von.
Uncle Obed " said the girl. "I haven't for
gotten Itow kind you were to ine, up at the
old homestead, how you shielced my trans
gressions, concealed my faults, and always
had a smile for naughty little Fanny."
And she chatted on, entirely unheeding
lie'r mother's frown of displeasure Fanny
had always been the least manageable of
Mrs. Amber's daughters, and the worthy
matron seen telv resolved to lecture the
young lady at her leisure.
Uncle Obed was by no means deficient
in observat on, and while lie related the
changes which three year- had wrought in
tlie vicinity of tin* old houiestt ad, he per
ceived the rosy blood mount t>- his nice's
cheek every time Mr. Latimer passed.
"Now little girl, ' said lie, "who's that
young fellow there by the window ?"
Fanny looked up and then down, played
with the middle button of Uncle Obed'-
co:it and answered very softly :
"Iluiapb ! I suppose that isn't all you
em tell me about liiui ?"
Thete was a minute's hesitation ami
then Fanny hid her cheek on the old man's
sh übler and told Uncle Obed all.
"Then why on earth don't you ti.arry
him!" ejaculated the old gentleman, at
the clone of the little romance.
"He's only a poor lawyer," sighed Fan
ny, "and pajin will never consent. But
one thing lam resolved on," she added
itli spa.kling eyes, "I will not marry any
one else, least of all that odioit* Col. Wood
all, not if he were worth twenty times twen
ty thousand dollors. I'll marry the one I
ean love not for money."
The stamp of her fair foot gave empha
sis to the determine-! words as she spoke.
F >nny was wry much in earnest, ami if
' 'olonel Woodall had happened to be pres
ent, he would haw concluded that his ehati
res were to say the !ea-t of it rather small
•Twenty thousand dollars, eh ?" slowly re
peated Uncle Obed. "Well, Fanny, it is
a hard world we live in—a hard griping,
grinding wot Id. I never thought so afore,
I-tit sonielnrw to-night has borne it upon
When Uncle Obed went away next day
h ; was comparatively cheerful. The kind
words and loving smiles of little Fanny
uad fallen like drops of balm upon the sore
spot in his heart.
There it was nestling in the hillside the
grav old farm house, with giant sycamores
tossing their silvery branches above it ami
the lilac hushes nodding before the narrow
windows. Uncle Ohel thought it never
looked so pleasant as nOw, in the level gold
en sunset with the purple woods rising ag'nst
the bright far— off horizon.
But he did not stop in the cozy room
where the eight-day clock, ticked away as
peacefully as if its master had not been ab
sent two whole days—a thing which had
not occurred before in half a century ; lie
went straight up stairs, to a tiny nook un
der the eaves, where he kept an old sort
of trunk, curiously scented wiih camphor,
and bound together with strong clasps ami
tivets of brass. From this receptacle In*
took a hit of paper, and held it so the light
fell on its contents.
"Twqpty thousand,''he muttered. "Well
lam an old man, and that gal is just tin
light o' my eyes. It shall buy her happi
ness,'the blue-eyed bird, instead of lying
useless in the garret! She deserved it
Uncle Obed pocketed the document,
locked his precious trunk, and went down
stairs wiping the glasses cf his spectacles.
The financial crash cme, and the Itou-e
of Amber & Co., was among the fi st on
the list. It was true that Mrs. Atnber
had been expecting the failure, but the
blow fell none the less heavy for the an
ticipation. Somehow her plans all proved
futile. Young Gold had in some unac
countable manner discovered ihc state of
the Amber exchequer, and wisely conclu
ded that it was not b.-st to waste his per
sonal charms and eleg;int stock of small
talk on s>* ineligible a fair one as Miss Ce
cillia. Coloiml YVoodal had also ahown
unequivocal signs of withdrawing his suit,
not at all to Mis Fanny's displeasure In
short, everything seenu-d t>. be going
wrong and the only satisfied member* of
the confederation were liarrey Latimer
and Mi>s Fanny.
It was a gloomy morning of rain and
tempest, and Mrs. Amber sat in a sort of
slovenly dishabille, in a narrow room in
one of our third-rate hotels. His own
I stately house had fallen a prey to greedy
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"reditors some time since. Mr. Amber at
n opposite table was slowly opening and
glancing over his letters.
"Hallo!" he suddenly exclaimed, drop
ping oue and catching it up again.
' How von do agitate one's nerves
groaned Mrs. Arnber.
Hang your nerves, here's something to
set them "in a flutter—a letter from a New
England lawyer, announcing* that your
Uncle Obed Jenkins has made Miss Fan
ny Amber a present of twenty thousand
dollars, to become her property on the
day she marries Harry Latimer."
"Twenty thousand- dollars," shrieked
Mrs. Amber and Cecillia in chorus, "and
nothing for us!''
"Twenty thousand dollars !" murmur
ed Fanny, with a crimson spot on her
cheek; "Oh, how happy we shall he ?
Dear, kind Uncle Obed f"
"You're a nice manager," snarled Mr.
Amber, turning sdiarply to his wife. It
was for this, was it, Mr. Jen
kins so rudely on the night of your last
"I didn't know—l didn't suppose"—
sobbed Mrs. Amber. "lie never told me
he had any property "
"Of course not!" ejaculated Mr Am
ber, "it's enough to make a man rave to
have such an idiot as you for a wife. -
Twenty thousand dollars would have been
everytiiing to ine, just now, when there is
-uicli a scarcity of ready money in the mar
ket. And what's wor.-e, tlie sum is so tied
up that r:o one hut Fanuv can touch a cent
Mr. Amber strode out of the room, giv
ing the do >r a very energetic slam, and
Mrs. Amber went gracefully into hysterics,
wlnle Fanny sat looking at the letter which
hail been a messenger of so much happi
ness to her, with scarlet lips half apart
and lite light of deep gratitude in her
"What will Harry say?" she pondered.
'W ill he not think it a blessed dream?—
No more weary waiting—no more procras
tination. O, Imw can I ever thank Uncle
< >b d sufficiently ?
Iut Uncle Obed was already thanked
When upon Fanny's wedding day, the
d*- d which constituted her a >mall heiiess
w s delivered into her hand, it wa9 in
closed in it narrow strip of course blue pa
per, which the old man commonly used in
Lis correspondence. Upon this was
written one single line, and tears suffused
the fair young bride s eves as she read the
words, "In memory of Uncle Obed's visit.'
A writer in the Christian Witnesn, re
viewing tiie different religious societies of
the world, gives the following fearful pic
ture of the religious creed and practice of
the sect of I'uritans.
The Puritans, who left Kngbind, settled
at Plymouth and founded New England,
professed to have fled from persecution,
and sought a place to worship God ae
cor-ting to the dictates and rights of con
science, and to Christianize the Indians.—
They were not settled before they robbed
the Indians, enslaved their women and
children, sold tbem into foreign bondage,
ami visited the most inhuman and sel f'-de—
grading cruelties upon classes with whom
tiiey camw in contact. They plundered
the towns of the natives. They employed
and paid assassins. Bribes were paid for
the assassination of chiefs. They burned
hundreds of the natives alive. They roast
ed at the stake women and children, and
burned them in heaps. Their ablest and
favorite divines declared that the burning
of four hundred Indians at once, mostly
women and children, seemed a sweet sa
vor to God, while they admitted it wa<
awful to see their blood running and
quenching the violence of the burning
wood, and smell the stench. Mather him
self boasted that they had that day sent
four hundred In.man souls to hell.
They turned upon the Quakers. They
imported heavy fines for hearing them
speak. They passed laws against all other
sects. They flogged women and children.,
Tiiey put them in prison and whipped
them daily. They cut off their ears.—
Tltey bored their tongues with red hot
irons. They hung men. women and chil- j
.It-en as witches, and continued this for tif- i
tv years. The colonies of New England !
were thteatened with absolute extermina-,
tion by their fanaticism They exiled
Baptist* and Catholics. Th<-v drove wo j
men and helpless children, nndet the se-|
verest penalties, to seek protection among;
the savages where they were all murdered,
because they differed with tliein on meta
physical divinity. Mather, the cletgy.
Governors and Legislatures, all combined
and vied with each otln-r in radical filer
and h:Ue, As late as they enacted
the most barbarous laws Against sectarian
ism, and enforced the Say brook platform.
And this was all done after the genius
es above named had written Chancer had
three centuries before written the Canter
bury Tales. Spencer had given the world
the Fairy Queen and drawn the character
of Arthur. A man whose calling to please
the wot Id in an age ot almost universal cor
ruption, had made Fortio to plead like an
angel, had drawn the character of Duncan,
Miranda and Antonia. Massinger had
written,an>l Millon had sung the sul>lime*t
epic in the world. Bacon had written
Novum Organum. Magna Charta had
bee', a law over four hundred t ears The
Petition of Bights had been obtained fifty
years before, and Loohe had written on the
toleration in exile,
CF flubKriba for th DtMocrtt,
VOL. 5 NO. 26
HOW RICH MESf WORK.
The hardest working men and the
liaidest working institutions in New York
are those wldch ' are the most snccessfui.
To the outsiders it seems an easy thing to
make money to keep it. Banking was
easv work a few years ago and is now in
the old fashioned institutions which have
country and no foreign exchange.—
But n<>" factory or machine shop keeps men
on the jump as does a like bank in this
wide awake city. I was in one of these
institutions yesterday which is not ten
years old Its army of clerks have to be
on hand early in the morning, and they
cannot 1 ave until fheir day's work is done,
which is often not till long after the gas is
lighted. Its capital is two millions, its
daily receipts seven million dollars. It*
receives daily from two hundred and fifty
to four hundred letters, all of which have •
to he registered and answered before the
business of the day ends No bank clerk
on the salaivofa thousand dollars a year
goes to his bank as regularly, or works as
many hours as William B. Astor, who
counts up his forty millions. His little
one-story < ffice, a step or two from Bioad
way on I'rince street, with its iron bars,
making it lesemble a police prison, is the
den where he performs his daily toil, and
out of his labor gets only "his victuals and
clothes."' lie attends personally to all his
business, knows every dohar of rent or in
come that is to become due, pays out e.vry
dollar* makes his entries in li s own hand,
and obliges his subordinates to come to
him for information, while he does not go
to them. He generally comes down in
the omnihus at an early hour of the day,
and remains closely absorbed in
business until near five o'clock* lie rare
ly takes exetcisc and finds his pleasure in
die closest attention to business. A fiiend
of nttue rode to Washington with him in
the same car front New York. He nei
ther spoke nor got out of hi* seat, and
hardly moved from Jersey City to Wash
ington. lie usually leaves Lii& oflico at 5
o'clock, and slowly walks up Iroad way to
Lafayette place. He is over six feet high,
heavily built, with a decided German* look
snta 1 haZc eyes, a- if he was halt asleep,
head round as a pumpkin and about as des
titute of hair lie is exceedingly hospita
ble. and in the "season" gives a dinner to
bis fiiends weekly, at which the richest
viands, on services of gold and s lver, are
presented by liveried servants to his guests.
Commodore \ auderbilt in-ver worked har
der in his lite —never worked more hours
than now. He lias a confidential clerk
who works like a pack-horse, who has
been in his employ for thirty years. Be
sides this Vanderbilt does his own busi
ness, makes and executes his own contracts
and this, with the business he does on
twenty millions, is no small toil. The
Commodore goes down to his business
regularly every day, and can be found vi*
certain hours. His only recreation, euchre
and fhst horses. Moses Taylor, whose
dividend from his coal stock alone this
year reached the pretty little sum of a
million of dollars, began business in New
York when he was sixteen year* of age,
kept books with his own hands, and has
done so ever since. His library in his
house on I* itth Avenue is a regular work
shop. Every night he brings up his busi
ness with his own hand. His Vast busi
ness, personal t> himself, and his business
as trustee, are kept by himself. He
makes all the original entries of sort and
kind and goes to his office for no informa
tion, and he knows just how things must
be there to be right. And should every
record kept by his book-keepers and clcik3
be destroyed, it would make no difference
with him. foi he has the originals in his
own hands. Many merchants spend the
afternoon in riding, or in the excitumeut
in the evening stock hoard, but Mr Tay
lor finds his recreation in a bath, a good
dinner, a comfortable siesta, and an even
ing devoted to work. Such a man would
make money and keep it.—*V. Y. Cor.
western correspondent says : In
a district in tlie far \Y est we had a gen
tleman teacher who thought it advisable
to give some lessons in politeness. Among
other things he told thelovs in addressing
a gentleman they should always say. Sir,
and gave them examples, and made quito
a le->on of it. One boy was particulailv
delighted, and took occasion to speak to
his teacher often, to show lie profited by
his teachings. When he went home to
dinner his father said :
"Tom, have some meat?"
"Yes, Sir. I thank you "
The next thing the child knew his fa
ther's hand came whack n his ear, and
hi< father's voice thundered forth, "I'll
teach you to sass vour'dad !*' Tom gave
up being polite.
tW A young lady from a boarding
school, living asked at a table if she wo'd
take more, replied: "By no means raidam
gastronoinical satiety admonishes nic that
I have arriv-d at the ultimate (f degluti
tion consistent with the code of JSsculapi
A man sentenced to be hung wa*
visited by his wife, who said : "My dear,
w< uld you like the children to tee you exe
cuted ?" "N"," In* replied. "That's just
tike you; you never wanted the children
to have any enjoyment !"
&T An old bachelor says the most dif
ficult surgical operation is to tako the jaw
out of a woman.