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LATE AMERICAN HOUSE,
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO., PA.
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te given to the comfort and convenience of those
•he patronite the House.
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor ;
Taakhaaneck, September 11, 1861.
NORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
*Wm. H. COBTKIGHT, Prop'r
HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Uetel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
k'euae an agreeable place of sojourn for
ait who may favor it with thfiir custom.
W 7 Wm. II CORTUIGHT.
•ue, 3rd, 1862
UH. .T. C. BKI'KI'.h .
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON,
Weald respectfully announce to the citirenso' Wy
mier, that he has located at Tunkhannock where
ko wilt promptly attend to all calls in the line of
f-y Will ho fennd at home on Saturdays or
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(hate eii. p BRAIMARD HOCBE, ELMIBA, N Y.
The MEANS HOTEL, i- one of tne LARGEST
jmd BEST ARRANGED Houses in the country-It
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v 3, n2l, ly.
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THEWOMvN I LOVED,
Perhaps mv story is a common one in
the annals of the world, yet it seems to me
a very strange experience. I cannot rec
ognize it as in anv way jnst, or right, or
good fcr nie. I loved her so ! and I have
long heen so in need of loving deeply,pure
ly, feivently. I thought her a true wo
man. \Y hy could I not have been allow
ed to believe that there was one true wo
man in the world ? But 1 Ibrgei Mary,
my s'ster. Ah! lam a b.ttet, cynical old
man. perhaps ; but I was thwarted so cru
elly in my youth!
It is a romance, as I have hinted. 1
look in the mirror at my wan old face, and
I think the romance ended almost with a
lam not a poor man. I •vaik on velvet
carpets; dine off silver; have the most
luxurious house; the handsomest carriages;
the surest financial lomances of any man
in the city. Yet, out of my life, I never
was happy but one hall year. Comforta
ble I had heen before that time; hut nev
er in my whole life was I happy but. one
One - I was a poor man. At twenty
five I had an ineome barely sufficient to
support me decently Peihaps it was be
cause I had neglect< d the study of my pro
fession to take care of my invalid sister;
hut in those days I was very poor indeed.
We rented a little house in the suburbs of
the citv. I walked into tow n to the office
of Black ahj Sit rns every day. There I
was clerk I read law with Mr Sterns,
but was not permitted to practice, not be
ing well up in professional knowledge:—
For I had never studied very hard, not be
ing naturally ambitions and energetic, and
having no incent ve to exertion while Ma
ry declared a!l her wants supplied.
Mv ister and 1 lived very plainly, vet
nicely, at Brookside. .Sometime in the fu
ture I planned to buy the house; but the
execution was very remote. Marv went
quietly about our little home, making it
comfortable and pretty. She, poor girl,
had no aim in life but to minister to tne,
I am afraid I never sufficiently valued her.
It was her choice to perform herself our
little housekeeping, for she d:d not like t<
have any third person dwell with u-. But
at last another person did enter our home,
and mv heart.
One night Mary and I sat together by
the hearth; it was winter weather. I re
member that there was no s<uud in the
room but the snapping of the coals in the
grate and the rattle, of the hail against the
window-panes. My si-ter was silently
reading; I sat with my book on my kmc,
gazing at a beautiful face which I saw
among the yellow coals, that looked like a
pile of gold. :
Suddenly I heard the garden-gite un
latch. I listened, and heard a footstep 011
the walk. Laying down my hook I pre
pared fur the summons to the door; but
there was nnn. T listene I. thinking Id -
tected, instead, i faint cr\ ; hut ihc next
moment I believed I was mistaken, and
took up my book again. All the evening
I sat reading.
On preparing to retire I went to lock the
hall-door as usual. Before doing so I op
ened it, and looked out into the night. A
cry of surprise broke f:om me.
The dark, muffled figure of a woman lay
across the step.
I called to Marv to bring a light. Lift
ing the woman I brought her in As the
hood fell back from her face we thought
she was dead ; hut soon we found that, she
was only senseless. She had a beautiful
face —why did I ever b>ok upon it?
Her name was Cecilia Montaign ; she
wai a p>or sewing-girl, and was returning
from the city with work, when, blinded by
the storm, she her way.
After wandering about, for hours, bewil
dered, she turned to our lighted cottage to
ask for the road, nnd fell, exhausted, at tlie
door. So she told us when 6he could
speak, and lift up to my face the loviest
eyes I ever 6aw.
She had no home or friends, and she
stayed with us. My sister liked her; I
May came. The sunshine looked to mc
like liquid gold as it fell on me as I came
homeward at night. The birds sang nit
an argosy. Tenderest breezes came to woo
me to the beautiful face which awaited
me And one of those jewelled May days
I told her that I loved her.
" And I love you." she said simply.
" And will you be mv wife, Cecilia,when
I can take care of you ?"
" 1 will."
I looked into her eyes. I think she lov
ed me then.
I had but one relative besides mv sister
—a wealthy bachelor uncK who had once
offered to favor me if I ever wished to
make a decided start in the world Plan
ning for my future, I resolved to app'v to
him for counsel and assistance to render my
Pro-id of her beauty and sweetness, I
asked Ceci ia to accompany me when I
He welcomed me cordially, and even
politeness could not conceal his surprise
and admiration as he observed Cecilia.
He showed us every attention, conducting
us over his superb house to display . its la
test improvements, ordering luxurious re
freshments to be served, and displaying a
hundred objects, rare and cosily, to our ad
miring eyes. I talkeJ with him in private
and he promised me every assistance I
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGHT. "—Thomas J e Hereon.
TUNKHANNOCIv, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 1866.
T'he next day he came to our house, and
brought my sister and Cecilia a gift < f
costly books. I did not see him; but lie
made them promise, I learned, to come and
spend a veek with him. I was flattered
by the request, saw them go, and took up
a week's abode in the city.
I did not see them during that time, and
every lonely evening seemed unsiipporta
ble. But upon the seventh day I leceiwd
a note from my sister bidding me come di
rectly to my uncle's house in Lennox.—
When I m(; t her she was fearfully agitated.
"Mary, what is the matter ? ' 1 arked,
with a terrible pang of fear.
"Cecilia has gone away," she said.—
"Before gong she gave mc this package
for you. Site-kissed me and bade me
good—by, and oh, Weston, I fear—'
I tore open the package. It held my
gift—the engagement-ring of chased gold,
some books and notes, and a curl of my
"Whereis my uncle ?" I asked hoarsely.
"He has gone too. He went away with
her in the carriage."
I waited a moment, holding in my hard
"She is faise," I said then calmly.—
"May God f>rgive her! Mary, dear, let
tis go home."
We returned immediately to Brookside.
The chanting birds nnd gav flowers wel
comed us. God ! what a mockery they
I wert about calm I v for weeks. I nev
er wept nor cursed. But one day, wl en
I came across scarlet ribbon which had
tied her hair, alltlie tense chords of my
heart seemed to snap, and I foil down
senseless with the pain. I was terribly ill
I returned to mv bu-dnoss at last.—
"So<>n I heard of my uncle's beautiful new
w fe; but no one who commented on her
te fore me knew mv secret. Mv employ
ers asked me about the marriage, and I re
plied that I had seen Mrs. Walton, and
that she was very handsome.
Two years affet ward I met Celilia in
one of the citv parks. She was strolling
'eisnrelv, i chly dressed, and a servant
walkd behind her. earrvin? an infant for
its airing. I watched her, unobserved,
until shr sat down beneath one of tie
shade-trees of the park. Looking up sud
denly she saw meh fo-e her.
"Cecdia," I said, "tell me why you were
fal-e to me."
She turn< d pale, bu' spoke calmly
"Because wealth na< off-red me,' she
answered, I looked sfeadi'v into h"r
dark eves. There was that in their depths j
wh cli avenged me a hundred fold, and I
turned away iit si'encc and left her.
I lived on manv a wearv war from that j
day. strug.: lin r for wealth ; the strife made
me foiget my heart. I woo riches, and
made my sister happy for many vears he
fore she died, swed saint! I have loved
but the once. The woman I loved sold
hers Iffor gold.
HARK YE, GIRUS.
It is nigh time that somebody told you
a little plain truth. Y'ou have heen watch
ed for a lomg time; certain class of you;
and it is plain enough von are laving plans
to cheat somebody. You intend to sell
chaff for wheat, and there is danger that
some of the foolish "gudgeons" will be
sadly taken in.
It may not be your fault that you be
long to the "one idea party" —that the
single idea of getting a husband is the on v
one which engrosser much of vonr tim * or
attention. Your venerable mother of Eden
memory, was called a "help" for man, at d
you are looking for a man to help von ;
to help you to live in the half idle, half
silly way which, you have commenced.—
Men who are worth having want wonu-n
for wives. A bundle of gew-gaws with a
string of flats and quavers, sprinkled with
cologne and set in a carmine saucer—t his
is no help for a man who exp cts to laise
a family of boys and girls and veritable
bread and meat.
The piano and the lace frame are well
in their places, and so arc ribbons and frills
and tinsels but you cafi't make a -dinner
of the former, nor a bed-blanket of the lat
ter. And awful as the id. a may seem to
yon, both dinner and bed blanket are nec
essary to domestic enjoyment. Life has
its realities as well a< its fancies, but von
make it all a matter of decoration, remem
bering the tasfcels and curtains, forgetting 1
the bedstead. Supp-'s* a yonng man of
good sense and of course of good prospects i
'o tie looking f<>r a wife, what chance have I
you to be chosen? Yon may cap him, or
trap him, to catch him, but how much bet
ter to make it an object for him to citch
you! Render yourself w >rth catching, and
you will need no -hrewd mother or manag
ing brothers to help yon to find a market.
tW A bashful and rather green young
fellow of our acquaintance invited a young
ladv to attend a hall with him one night
last ummei. The invitation was accepted
and the couple appeared at the ball. After
dawcing for some time " greeny'' saw his
partner sitting in one corner of the room,
a 1 alone. Now was his chance. So he
walked up to where the ladv was sitting,
and sat down beside her All well so far;
but the bashful fellow was at a loss for some
thing to say. He Gdgetted about consider
ably, and was sweating profusely. Finally
taking bold of his wilted collar, he com
menced conversation thus: "lis powerful
j warm in this room—my shirt's wet ain't
I yours ?" His partner blushed, said noth
' ing, but took his arm for the next set.
I TELL YOUR MOTHER. —I wonder how
many girls tell their mothers everything?
Not these "young ladies" who, going to and
from school, smile, bow, and exchange
notes and cartes de vi-ite& with young
men who make fun of you and your "pic
Hires; "speaking in away that would
make your cheeks burn with shame, if
you heard it. All this, most credulous
and romantic young ladies, they will do,
although they gaze at your fiesh young
laces admiringly, and send or give you
charming verses and boquets. No matter
! what "other girls do," don't you do it.
School girl flirtatious may end disastrously,
as many a loolish, wretched young girl
could tell you. Your yearning for some
one to love, is a great need of every wo
man's heart. But there is time, for every
thing. Don't let the b ootn and freshness
of yout heart be brushed off in silly flirta
tions. Render yourself truly intelligent.
And, above all tell your mother every
thing "Fun," in your dictionary would
be indiscretion in hers. It will do you no
harm to look and see. Never be ashamed
of her, who should be your best friend and
confidant, of all you think and feel. It is
very strange, that so many young girls will
tell every person before "mother" that
which is most important that she should
know. It is very sad that different per
sons sliouid know more about h-r own fair
young daughter than she herself.
FAST RIDING —An Englishman, boast
ing of the sup> riority of'thc horses in his
countrv, mentioned that a celebrated racer
had run a mile in a mir.ute.
"My good fellow,'' exclaimed an Ameri
can present, "that is less than the. average
rate of our common roadsters. I live on
my plantation near Port Royal; and when
I ride in a hurry to town of a morning, tny
shadow can't keep up with me, but gener
ally comes into the warehouse to find me
about a minute and a half after mv arrival.
One morning the beat was restless, and
I r.de him as liar J as I cou.'d several times
around the newspaper' office, just to take
the Old Harry out of him. Well, sir, he
went so fast that the whole time I saw my
back directly before me, and was twice in
danger ol running over myself."
llow MEN "BUST UP."—Men with un
assuming wives never fail. It is the hus
bands of such ladies as Mrs. Dash and La
dy Brilliant, who find themselves face to
face wiih ti:e Sheriff, and certain mysteri
ous do umcnfs adorned With red tape arid
mil a wafer big enough for target exercise.
Tlifc desire of a New York feminine is lo
outshine In-r neighbors, not in mental :>c
quirt meets, but in gingeibre <1 ornaments
and gold-edged Hunters. If Mrs. Das!i
gets up a game supper—woodcocks stuff
-d with gold dust—Lady Br lliant lakes
the wind out of her sails by getting up an
other in which the prevailing dish will be
birds i f paradise swimming in gravy made
of melted pearls. It is this rivalry, and
not the dabbling in railroad stock, that
brings ruination to the va-t men of Wall
street. The "ill fortune" of which they so
much complain, is tu> more nor less than a
brainless wife. If they would erne hack
to happiness, they must direct their atten
tion, not to the fluctuations of the stock
market, hut the ruinous absurdities of'
their o-vn tire-ides. Thousand dollar re
pasts don't pay ; while the merchant who
purchases one hundred dollar handker
chiefs for a "duck of a wife," should not
wonder if the time eveniuallv comes when
a "goose of a husband" will lack shirts, or
be but ill supplied with them.
Never read or sew with any light
from the window or a latrp falling directlv
upon the eves. Millions have lost their
good eyesight from nonobservance of this
simple rule. It is founded on scientific
principles which we will not take room to
explain at length. The light direct upon
the eyes contracts their pupils, so that not
enough rays arc admitted from the printed
pages or fabrics sewed,to make them plain,
the light from the window or lamp shdl
fall aver the shoulder, usually over the left
one as it will not then be obstructed by the
right hand in sewing. Another advan
tage, and a great one, is. that w> en facing
the light,one naturally inclines forward to
save the eyes. This cramps the chest and
lutigs, and it is injurious to the health;
but with the light from tho side, or over
the shoulder, one inolines to sit in a much
more upright and healthful position. Ev
ery one who follows this suggestion, will
fin I it conduce to comfort, health and good
vision — lb,
A learn-d young ladv, the other evening
astonished a company by asking for the
loan of a diminutive argenteous, truncated
cone, convex on its summit, and semi per
forated with symmetrical identations.
She wanted a thimble.
Dean Swift said, with much truth, It is
useless for lis to attempt to reason a man
out of a thing he has never b;eo reasoned
By recent advices it appears thai
Austria, notwithstanding the warning given
bvour minister not to dispatch troops to
Mexico has embarked the first entailment to
It is sad to think that the need of fame,
of power, and of success is more fienuent
; ly assigned to the action of strong pftssioos
1 than to the operations of great intellect.
A BEAUTIFUL FIGURE. —Two painters
were employed to fresco the walls ofa mag
nificent cathedral; both stood on a rude
' scaffolding, erected for the purpose, some
eighty leet from the floor.
One of them was so intent upon his work
that he became wholly absored, and in his
admiration stood off from the picture, gaz
ing at it with delight,
1 Forgetting where he was he moved
! backward slowly, surveying critically the
woik of his pencil, until be neared the very
edge of the plank upon which be stood.
At this critical moment his companion
turned suddenly, and. most frozen with
horror beheld his immediate peril; anoth
er instant, and the enthusiast would be pre
cipitated upon the pavement beneath ; if
he sp"ke to him it would be certain death ;
if he held his breath, death was equally
sure Suddenly lie regained his presence
of mind and seized a wet brush flung it
against the wall, spattering the beautiful
picture with unsightly blotches of coloring.
The painter flew torward and turned upon
his li iend with fierce imprecations ; but
starth dat his ghastly face, be listened to
the recital of danger, looked suddenly over
the dread space below, and with tears of
gratitude blessed the hand that saved him,
DOMESTIC HABITS OF OUR ANCESTORS.
—Erasmus, who visited England in the
early part of the sixteenth century, gives
curidis description of an English interior
of the better class:
The furniture was rough ; the walls un
plastered, but sometimes wainscotted or
hung with tapestry; and floors covered
with rushes, which were not changed for
months, the dogs, and cats had free access
to ihe eating rooms, and fragments of
meat and hones were thrown to them,
which they devoured among the rushes,
leaving what they could not eat to rot
there, with the draining of beer-vessels,
and all manner of unmentionable abomi
nations. There was nothing like refine
ment of elegance in the luxury of the high
er rank-; the •indulgences which their
wealth permitted, consisted of rough and
wasteful profusion. Salt beef and strong
ale constituted the principal part of Queen
Elizabeth's breakfast, and similar refresh
ments were served to her in bed for supper.
At a series of entertainments given in
Yoik by the nobility i.i 1560, where each
exhausted his invention to outdo the others
it was universally admitted that Lord
Goring won the palm for the magnifi
cence of his fancy. A description ot'ihis
supper will give 11s a good idea of what
was at that time thought magnificent: it
consisted of four huge brawny pigs, pip
ing hot, bitted and harnessed with ropes
sausages to a hug - pudding in a big, which
served for a chariot.
A TRUE WIFE.
A faithful and affectionate wife is a
priceless treasure to her husband. She is
the chosen one to look after his affairs, and
t<> assist him through life—to educate and
prepare his children for a proper station
in life The husband's interest is the
wife's care, and her greatest ambition car
ries her no farther than his welfare or hap
piness together with that of her children.
I his is her sole aim, and the theatre of
her exploit in the bosom of her family,
where she may do as much toward making
a fortune as lie can in the counting-room
or the work shop. It is not the iqonev
earned that makes a man wealthy—it is
what he saves from his earnings. A
good and prudent husband makes a depos
it of the fruit of his labor, with his best
friend. The true wife acts not for herself
only, but she is the agent of many whom
she loves, and she acts for their good, and
not for her own gratification. Her hus
band s good is the end to which she aims—
ids approbation is her reward. Self-grati
fication in dress, or indulgence in appetite,
or more company than his purse can well
entertain, she considers equally pernicious,
and carefully avoids. She is a partner ot
Ins bosom, the solace of his sorrows the
participant ot hisjoys. Ilis comforts is
her aim, his confidence and love is her re
ward. A sojourner with him on earth
she sweetly soothes his sorrows, softens
his asperity of life, worships with him at
the same alter, and when the angel of death
shall have summoned both to the untried
scenes ola future wotl I, she trusts to be
united forever with him in the bonds of
THE COUNTRY EDITOR.—A city cotem
porary gives the following description of
a country editor and remarks tbat he wo'd |
not be one :
" A country editor is an individual who '
reads newspapers, writes a-tieles on any
subject, sets type, reads proof, works press
folds and mails papers, orints jobs, runs
errands, saws wood, works in the garden,
talks to all who calls, receives blame for a
hundred things which are no one's business
but bis own, works from 6 a ID, to 10 p m,
and frequently gets cheated out of half his
POSITIVELY THE LATKST,—It is becom
ing fully impressed on the minds of the
people that the DEMOCRAT is the only LIVE
paper in Wyoming county,
£W It is rumored in fashionable circles
tha Hon. Edward Cooper, member ot Con
gress, elect frrm Tennessee, and private
Secretary to the President, will, before long
wed Mrs. Stover, the widowed daughter of
ERMB, Sfi.OO PBRAIfVrDIC
| EDITING A PAPER!
Editing a paper is a very pleasant boai*
If it contains too mncb political matter,
people won't have it.
It' the type is too large, it don't contain
enough reading matter.
If the type is too small, people won't
If we publish telegraph reports, people
say they are lies.
If we omit them, they say we have no
enterprise, or suppress them for political
If we have a few jokes, people say we
If we omit them, they say we are old
If we publish original matter they dn
us for not giving Selections.
If we publish selections, they say wear*
lazy for not writing more and giving them
what they have uot read in some other pa
If we give them a complimentary 'notice
then we are cesured for beir.g partial
If we insert an article that pleases the
ladies, men become jealous.
If we do not cater to their wishes, the
paper is not fit to have in the house.
ll we attend chorch, they say that it is
only for effect.
If we don't they denounce us as deceitful
and desperately wicked.
It we remain in the office, and attend to
our business, folks say we are too proud to
mingle with our fellows.
If we go out, they say we never attend
If we publish poetry, they say we affect
If we do not, we have no literary last*
MARRIAGE AND HOUSEKEEPING. —There
are a great many persons that are jnat be
ginning life, that are newly married, and
that are just turning, 1 trust, away from
the hotel and the boarding house to keep
house—for I think that next to virtue,
housekeeping is the most desirable thing
for newly married persons. You will per
haps wonder what I have to say upon this.
I have this to say : that to any young per
son's life this is a change so marked, it is ft
step so different from any other, that if you
know how, with the peculiar and critical
step of your lift, to take also one other, it
will not be alone marrying for tims—it
will be love for eternity. Is there anything
more beautiful than true love ! No flow
ers show such colors or exhale such fra
grance as does a true love,that makes one'e
life a sacrifice for and a service of another.
Is there anything more beautiful, this side
of God's throne, than two right-minded
and purely loving souls beginning to live
together, each one servant in love to the
other. Now, just beginning a virtuous
wedded life is not religion ; but if you
make this the first step in a series, it will do
more te lead to a Christian course of life,
than perhaps any thing possibly could.
GOOD SOCIETT. —It should be the aim
of young men to go into good society.—
We d not mean the rich, the proud, the
fashionable, but the society of the wise, the
intelligent, the good. Where you find
men know more than you do, and from
whose conversation one can gain useful
information it is always to be found. It
has broken down many a man by associa
ting with the low and vulgar—where ri
baldry was inculcated, and the indecent
storv, to excite laughter, influence the bad
passions. Lflrd Clarendon has attributed
liis success and happiness in life to associa
ting with persons more learned and
tuous than himself. If you wish to be re
spected, *if you desire happiness and not
misery, we advise you to associate with
the intelligent and good. Strive for men
tal excellence and strict integFity, and you
will never be found in the sinks of pollu
tion, and on the benches of retailers and
gamblers. Once habituate yourself to a
virtuous course—a love of good society—
and no punishment would be greater than
by accident to be obliged for half a day to
associate with the low and vulgar.
HUMAN LOVE. — Consciousness of being
loved gives comfort and strength, and
makes trust in God a real living feeling that
influences the daily life. If there is no lore
above us, if all men turn glances of dislike
upon us, and close their hands against us,
then our hearts grow hard, and we find it
ditficult to rise at once, without the aid of
human steps, above earthly pain and deso
lation, to love and confidence in God all
has a tendency to become dark above, as it
is around ; whereas love and kindness keep
our hearts open. Dear loving people are
to us witnesses of the love and tenderness
of God—are his angels whom he sends to
show us that he has not forgotton us.
/ST "Two thirds of the members ofny
church," says a pastor, "are honorary mem
bers They don't come to prayer-meetings;
they don't attend Sunday school ; they
don't add to the life of the church; they
are passengers on the gospel ship ; they
bear no burdens *,add no strength ; their
names are on our books ; they are honora
STALE BREAD FRITTERS. —Cut stale
bread in thick slices, and put it to soak for
several hours in cold sweet milk. Then
fry it in sweet lard, or butter the slices and
fry tbcm, and eat with sugar or molaaeea,
or a sweet sauce. To nuke it more de*w>.
eate. remove the hard eruet before nsftua
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