North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, February 27, 1867, Image 1

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luffs Sflriift.
Old Grimes is dead—thst good old man,
We ne'er shall see him mora;
B it he has left a son who bears
The name that old Grimes bore.
He vrenrs a coat of latest cut,
His bat ie new and gay ;
He c-innot be; rto view distress,
So from it turns away
His .pants are gaiters—fitting snug,
O'er patent-leather shoes ;
Ilis hair is by a barber curled—
He smoke" cigars aoJ chews.
A chain of massive gold is bore
Above his flashy vest ;
His clothes are better every day
Than were old Grimes' beet
, In Fashion's court he constant walks,
Where he delight doth shed ;
His hands are wh-te and very soft,
But softer is his ha ad.
He's six feet ta'l—no post more straight—
His teeth are peaily white ;
In habits he is sometimes 1 jose,
And sometimes very tight
His manner are of sweetest grace,
Ilis voice of softest tone :
Ilis diamond ptn is the very one
That Old Grimes used to own.
Ilis inoustachio adorns his face,
His n-ck a sarf of blue ;
He sometimes goes to churcn for change,
Aud sleeps iu Grimes' pew.
He sports the fastest "cab" in town,
Is always quick to bet;
He never knows whose President,
But thinks ' Old Abe's" iu yet.
lis has drank wines of every kind,
And liquor cold and hot ;
Y'oung Giline" in short, is just that sort
Of man Old Grimes was not-
In Chicago dwells a teutonic vender of
lager beer and bretzels, Brockmeyer by
name, genial in disposition, immense of
stomach, careful of money by nature, un
suspecting at heait, but yet liable to severe
excitement at times. When the Opera
.ouse drawing came off he remained firin
at his post fit danger and gracefully hand
ed out glasses of his amber colored bever
age, two glasses for ten cints Persons
came and went. Passers by troubled with
thirst -aw in his bt-t-r much to admire and
rushed in where angels feared to tread,
diew their wallets, left their stamps tlaked
their thirst and hurried on, while Brock
meyer's till grew rich in postal.
A man passe 1 thai way who was poor.
He was a newspaper man. we reckor.. lie
was dry, but had not the k ynote to lager
iu his poeket. Hthirsted for beverage—
he rushed in like one from Bull linn battle
fields and gasped—
"You drew it ; you drew it ; the Opera
House is yours ! You are the lucky Dutch
man. The crowd at the Opera tfouse is
cheering for you !"
"Ml in gotl in Ilimmrl ; das is so ; take
some lairt r peer," and the excited teuton
drew a pitcher fit I, shoved it to the face of
the novelist, shouted "Mein Gott ; mcin
Got'. ; I've drawed der Opera Ouse ; drink*
all ter lager peer in dis blare for 1 moves
der right away jnmpid over a chair,
kno ked a coal stove endwise and minus
hat or coat rushed t > the (ipera House.
The man quenched his thirst from the
pitcher ; the crowd outside Seeing the. teu
ton running like mad. thought murder most
foul had been committed ; rushed in,learn
ed the news, shouted to others, the Seller
of Dutchman stood behind the bar and wjtb
liberal baud dispensed beer, bretzels, bolo
gnas, cigars, etc., and dispensed with the
stamps therefore, till the crowd became so
large he was tired out; when he left, and
others helped the new comers at the ex
pense of tiie man who had drawn the Opera
But soon Li nder. saw another sight—his
lager rolling rapidly ! Willi a howl, a yell,
a hound and a club there burst ir, upon the
crowd, poor Btockra.-yer. And this was
his cause of complaint
"Mein Gott ! Gott tain ! Glear out you
ttmbugs ! Out, Nixcum arouse out of
iat ! 1 pr< ak mine bead over de stick of
dat tarn Yankee vot make* me dat lie und
loose my lager peer ! Rouse mit im ! I no
draw Opei a Ouse. Ino draw notink. Oh
you taut ia>cali! who preaks mine head mit
Ins stick—who make told me dat tarn inti
pug —rouse mit all of you 1 no draw Op
era Ouse—l no draw notink—1 # no have
lucky ticket—by tain I have no ticket tor
notink, und py tarn I pr>-ak my head mit
de sto-mack ot dat Yankee umbog vot dells
nte das tam lie ! Rouse nut you !"
And with his clab he soon cleared the
premises, tn find nary a cigar, nor bolog
na, nor a brctzel, nor a drop of lagei beer,
nor a lucky ticket. Then lie lock-d the
doors, and Went talking to himself, fixing
up things, shaking up empt) kegs and bot
tles, looking into drawer* and boxes to find
but vanity and emptiness! Those who
saw him say that lie looked sipk. disconso
late, as he had occasion to damn those who
had been tbeic since be had been gone. —
Late in the day he was sitting outside his
saloon, the door locked, looking for the
man who made dot umbug, and tehingthqae
who stopped to condole with bim —"Yea,
by tam, di* Cheargo is ter tyfil. Deydraw
me no Opera Ouse, butdey draw my lager
peer as cost me more as two hundred tol
lara! Dey eats up .uine cigara, dey scltmok
mine pretsils,und dat tain rascall vot makes
me dat story goomes dis vav, J tints I be
so kick rait mad Ido notiuk, by tam !"
La CroBe Democrat,
sflert ftory.
"I wonder what old Humdrum will
eiveusfor New Year'a present?" said
Nellie Hastings, as she twisted her cutis
before the sitting room mirror, and ad
mited her pretty face, as therein displayed.
"Don't Nellie." said her sister Agnes,
looking up froin her sewing, "nicknames
are intens* ly vulgar, and it pains me to
hear our kind friend so spoken of "
"Kind friend, inde-d," said the beauty,
saucily ; "what has he given us but a few
prosy sermons ?'
"On, Nellie, what should we have done
without his, care ? Think how cheap the
rent of this little cottage is made for us
•and how many scholars lie has procured
for yon, anct how well he pays me for the
sewing He is a kind fnend," and tears
stood in the eyes of Agnes Hastings, as
she spoke
"Well then; don't cry about it, sis,"
and N. Ilic gave ht-r sister a hasty kiss.—
"And I won't call Ititn nicknames any
more it it displeases you, anrt I shall soon
be independent of his kindness," with a
scornful emphisis upon the last words.—
"Tlit-re is one of my tiresome brats at the
gate now," and sue sauntered into the par
lor to ras-t the rnu-ie scholar coming up
the garden walk to take ids lesson.
You w.mid scarcely have supposed the
sisters twin-, had you seen theni on a dull
Dec-inb r day that opens my story. Ncl
lie tall, graceful, brilliant and beautiful,
i.. the full glow of her youthful beauty ;
Agnes, pale and thin, with a somewhat
-alow skin, hair brushed smoothly back
from her face and gathered in a heavy
coil at the buck of her head, looked at least
five years older than her gay sister. Both
wore mourning dresses but while that of
Agnes was a heavy unbroken black, her
sifter's was modified by white ruflh's, and
trimmed profusely with glittering bugles.
Another difference more pitiful than all—
Agnes was deformed.
Five years liefore this dull December
night Helen and Agne.s Hastings, then just
seventeen years old, made their debut into
fashionable society as belless and heiresses.
Beautilul, accomplished end graceful,
daughte sofa reputed raidionai'-e, they
became at once the center of the gay circle
in which they moved They were moth
erless from infancy but then father's sister
had fi'led their mother's place during their
whole i, and still directed all
household : fi'airs.
Two years alter their debut, the grave
Agttess was betrothed to a vounw lawyer,
poor, but talented, with a heart full of de
di-votion to itis beautiful betrothed, and a
head that promised in time to win him
distinction in his chosen profession. The
engagement was satisfactory to relative,
on loth sides, and preparations for the
wedding were commenced, when Agnes
met with an accident that cripphd her foi
life. She was driving out with her lover,
when the horse became frightened, and
making a sudden p uuge forward, threw
Ie- froin her seat into the road. Her in
juries at first appeared to be slight, but as
time went on, the physicians found t: at the
injury to the spine, was twisting the fig
ure to one side and making a limping gait
and a curved back unavoidable. In
the agony and horror of discovering this,
Agnes dismissed her lover, spite of his
prayers and protestation*, and then months
of bitter repining provided even that bet-
Christian spirit could sink under her
heavy hutd' n. It was a still greater af
fliction that roused instead of crushing her,
and restored in full her faith, patience end
hope. Her father c-'mtnitt' d suicide after
perilling his own ami Ins sister's fortune,
and the brother she idolized in one short
month, followed him to the grave.
Friends came (o- ward to offer counsel
and assistance, and from the wreck of the
once noble fortune, a small sum was se
cured— barely sufficient to clothe the or
phans in an humble stylo, grca ly at vari
ance with their once splendid wardrobe
Bv the advice of their father's lawyer, the
girls left the city and wmt to a small cun
trv town, where by their needle work they
earned their snpp rt.
Tltey had been but a little time in their
new home, when a stranger, a g'nth-man
past middle age, catnc to res de. at G .
It was not long before he became acquaint
ed with the young seamstresses, and in a
short tim- so won their confidence that lie
became a fast friend. His means appear
ed large, as he bought a cottage for himself,
and two others which he rented to the sis
ters, and a large handsome stono mansion,
in process of erection, was soon to b>* his
future home. Having letters that mad
him at once influential in G . he
used that influence to procure music schol
ars for H- lcn, who bore the drudgery of
sewing but badly, and hixself kept Agnes
busy on the most exquisite of shirts, col
la** and cuffs, at large priced but of the
most elaborate finish.
The music lesson over, Helen came again
to her sister's side.
"Still at that handkerchief," she said,
louohing the dainty embroidery growing
under her sisters's busy fingers. "What a
dandy old—Mr. Lawrence is," •
Ml think, Nell, dear, it is more the desire
to aid me, by giving employment, that he
has such wonderful shirts and so many
handkerchiefs with his initials embroidered
in the comers."
"Aegie." A long panse—thm again—
<<ACy*S *• I° T ® witb yoij ?'
"Nell how can you ?"
" IPell, but Agnes, see bow odd it is.—
H -rc we are perfect strangers, with no
earthly claim upon him, anil he takes as
mueh inten-rft in our concerns as if he was
our own father "
"O, Nelly no, no, a thousand times no to
your question. He. so good and noble,—
and I—what am I V and she touched the
shoulder that rose some inches above its
natural place.
"But dear me Agnes, he's as old A* the
hills and as stupid as possible. Of course
he cannot expect youth ani beauty too,in a
wife. I think he will propose to you, and
so does Harold."
"Harold !"
"There,don't look astonished. Of course
vou know what Harold came here for."
"But Nellie—'"
"Here me out lie came to make love
to me, and propose ; well, he has proposed,
and I said yes, and in Jauuary next I shall
be hi* wife."
"Nellie !"
"Whv not ?" and the young girl's bead
rose with a haughty lo< >k of defiance.
"JJe—he—you know, Nell, they say is
not verv constant."
"Fudge ! a parcel of old maids who want
to win Ititn and cannot, tattle for revenge.
I tell you, Agues, I am sick of this life,"and
>he sprang from her seat, paced the floor
with quick step*, to and fro, like some
beautiful wtlil beast, caged but untamed.—
"I m sil kof drn.lging over stupids who
won't learn ; sick of hearing glorious mel
ody tortured into hideous sounds ; sick of
being chained to houts ; sick of poverty,
obscurity aud toil! iiatold Grat.vil'e is
rich , lie loves me ;he will take away
from this wretched village to a circle such
as I once reigned "
"Do you love htm, Helen."
"Well enough to get along. lie adores
me, and that is much more to the point."
"But, Nellie—his -his—intellect."
"Olt, he's a fool, I know. So much the
better—l will rule htm You tnay tell old
Humdrum to night, Agnes, and he can
send my bridal present at New Years." And
she left the room, singing as she went a gay
air from Traviatia.
Agnes s;nk into a deep reverie. Her sis
tern's questions had touched upon bitter
memories and a painful present. Back,
over intervening years, her thoughts trav
eled t-/recall the lover of her gir hood.—
>he picture 1 again the frank, handsome
face heard the tender, loving voice, felt the
t- nder caress of long ago, and then came
die agony of parting. Sue heaid the plead
ing words to which she would give no ray
of hope Loving him utterly, site had ro
*o!ve'i never to burthen his brilliant career
by giving him an ailing ciq ph tl wif-. nev
er to hear a rcpioach fir loving lie s If bet
ter than hint. He had left her, left the
ciU, and she knew nothing more. Was
6fce to ftHve another trial now ?
Probing her heart with firm, unshrink
ing touch, she found there a respectable af
fection for her kind Irteud ; a sense of de
pendence upon Ins advice and friendship
that it would cost her much pain to wound
him, he a sore trial to see bun no more,yet
>he did not love liim.
Yet, if Helen was right ! If lie loved
her and was seeking to win her love, what
had she done ? In her gratitude for his
kindness her real ft ankly expressed plea*ute,
in his society, had she not encouraged bim
to think he might win a dearer place still ?
Hot tears were coursing down her pallid
cheeks, when her hands were taken in a
firm clasp, at d a giave, gt title voice spoke
Iter name, "Agues, are you in trouble."
She knew the voice, and the hot biood
rushed for a moment to her face ; then she
said hesitatingly—
"l was—thinking—of the past."
"You must not think too sadly," said
tier friend,seating himself beside her; "'per—
Laps the future may have bright days too.
I—you know to-morrow is New Years,and
I have an offering to lay at your feet, my
little friend, that you may not altogether
despise. I have long—
"Good afternoon ?"
Nellie's gay voice interupted tbem. She
was followed soon by her lover, and the
tel. -a tetr was not tesutned. It w*a late
before all the visitors had departed and
Nellie threw herself at her sister's feet.
" Well, old Humdrum must how
llar<>ld and 1 staml, and if he don't send
tne something nice to-morrow, be's too
moan to live. - '
"Olt, Nellie, don't talk so "
"W as he proposing, Agirie, as T came
iu ? 1 did not see him till it wa* too late
to get away, or I should have kept Hatold
in the parlor a while longer.'
"l'h-ase, Nell— '
"Well, I won't tease you. Y"ou are the
dearest of all sisters after al, and may be
sure ot ttie best room in my future home
and all the love your madcap sister can giv,
to you.'
"Thanks, dear ; but I never can consent
to be dependent upon Mr. Granville,"
" Stuff and nonsense! You may sew
yonr dear fingers off if that will ease your
conscience. I m sure it will be as wi 11 for
me and Harold as for old Mr. Lawrence."
"There, don't say a word. To-morrow
I will convince you by all the rules of log
ic that it would be barbarous cruelty to de
sert me, but now I'm too sleepy. Good
night. But by the way, won't the maid's
t"Qgues run ? Harold and I will be served
up all over the village with pepper aause—
Good night. Pleasant dreams to yon."
And of what was Mr. Lawrence think
ing in these same long hours, when lie IOSS
ed upon a sleepless couch ? He was re
i calling hours spent with his owa world
hardened heart, now grow stiff and tender
in the of Agnes' smile and the music
of her voice. He was thinking ofher pure
Christian patience, her resignation to suf
fering, lit-r quiet industry, her unwavering
cheerfulness. Then he thought of his new
home, whose large rooms ware furrished
ready for occupants, and be fancied her
presence making the house a home, her
taste adorning the rooms, and her smile,
welcoming the master when he entered;
and less selfishly be looked forward to the
life of ease and r°st he meant to offer her
restoring the light to her eyes and the
bloom to her cheeks.
New Years day dawned bright and eUar.
The sisters were seated in their little sit
ting room after breakfast WII<MI Mr. Law
fence's' servant handed in a small package.
Up'n being opened it was found to con
tain a set of diamonds of exquisite purity,
beantiful'y set, a note for Helen, and a let
ter lor Agnes.
"Ob, Aggie ! are they not subcrb ? And
fur me ; see, my name is on the card in
side. "But—' and, as she read, her cheeks
grew crimson, "is not this spiteful ?" and
read aloud ;
" Will Miss Heh-n accept the accompa
nying jewel*, if they are handsome enoUyh
to save old Humbruut from the charge of
" liead your letters, Agnes. Of course,
as he sends vou nutlntig. be offers you him
self as a New Years gift."
There was a long pause, then a cry from
" God is very good to me,"
" What is it Aggie ,?"
•'Sit here, Nellie. Do you remember
how often father and aunt Lizzie used t"
speak of our uncle?"
"The one who sometimes sent us pres
ents from Europe, Asia, or Africa as the
case might be?"
*• Yes—look!" and she pointed to the
signature at the foot of the letter.
"Lawrence Hastings, read Nellie.
"You dod't mean—"
"Yes Nellie, yes. Our own dear uncle,
wanted to win your love before he made
himself known. And Nellie, the bouse on
the bill, the new house, he has settled it
upon me, with an income of two thousand
a year for life, only asking me to let him
be my guest there."
"And you consent ?"
lie was there in the doorway aking the
Nell looked up with a comical look hall
terror, halt patience.
"I am sorry," ehc said advancing to
meet him.
He kissed her tenderly. " Nev n r mind
perhaps lam a 1 ttle prosy. Yon will stay us till \ou marry, and T promise y<ti
as handsome a trossean as New Y< rk can
fin nisli ; hut here, and he turned to Ag
nes, "I look for some comfort aftet a lone
ly, wandering life."
She gave hitn a tearful but happv smile.
" You love me, Agnes !" be said gently.
' As fondly as you can desire/'
" Then you will accept my offer. Come,
thecarritge is at the door, your home is
now ready for you, 1 invited Harold to
dine at, the new house to dav, so you will
come at once, to make a hom<- and the be
ginning ola new life for -'Old Humdrum-"
What a Squirrel Did.
The following was taken from the New
bmyport Herald. —"A gentleman from
N'-whury treated us the other day to *om •
walnuts, which we should perhaps, have
refused, on t e principle that the recetvet
is as bad as tbe thief, had we known wtiere
they were obtained before it was too late.
They wete part of the store of a striped
squirrel, which he had laid up in a hollow
tree. There were in all, five quarts,
which he had carried up one by one. from
a tree an eighth of a mile dist-int. The
hole run into the tree in a horizontal di
rection, so that its capacity would have
been very small, as th<- nuts would have
rolled out without some modification in its
arrangement, which Mr. Bunny proceeded
to make with a good deal of architectural
skill, his movements being daily watched
by our informant. He first built up a
brea>twork of clay, sticks, nutshells and
other rubhish at the mouth of his maga
zine, an inch or two high, and then filled
i. up with hi* provisions, till it would hold
t.o more. He then added another course
of mason wotk and another deposit ot nuts,
aud so on till at the time of the vandals
raid on the little fellow's commissary, the
wall was about a foot high. The p cula
tion was considered justifiable oil the
ground that man was crem'ed lord overali
the beasts ofthefi Id, an 1 that it wa* no
w..rse to make a squirrel work for him
than to make a horse or an ox do it. be
sides, our frfi-nd kindly gave the four-leg
ged slave his time for the rust, of the sea
son, and in a week or two he had laid in a
new supply for himself and family."
Soon after the surrender of Lee and
Johnson, a North Carolina stditier, who I
had been living at the expanse of the Fed
eral Government in one of its prisons, has
reached, on his weary tramp homeward,
the borders of his State, wearing the rag*
ot his Confederate grey- He met an old
acquaintance, and this conversation en
sued :
"Hello, old fellow, whar ar you from !"
"Johnson's land."
" Gettin home agin ?"
"Tryin' to."
"Better not go over thar with them
clothes on. They don't let anybody wear
gray any more. They'll take you up turt'
" Jerusalem /—haven't they got over
heir scare yet f*
VOL. 6 NO. 2 9.
A Slight Difference.
"In France, a man who spoke disrespect
ful of the Emperor in a stsge-coach, was
fined SIOO." — Exchange.
It's well that chap didn't lire in this
country during the reign of the "saint*'
from Sangamon—the "lamented Lincoln,"
or his indiscretion in speaking disrespect
ful of the "government" would have cost
him Ins life or months upon months of
imprisonment jn a lousy, fil'hy bastile, in
place of the paltry sum oi SIOO. It cost
us four times that much and a week's im
prisonment in one of the filthiest dungeons
of the country, for speaking disrespect!d of
one ot his pups —a po>>r, mean, drunken,
scrubbv spy. And because we didn't be
lieve or would not say that Abraham Lin
coln was the best, the wisest, the prettiest,
mo9t dignified, patriotic, honest, attractive,
brilliant creature that the Good Gird ever
put breath into, we were plated under ar
rest no less than five times and threatened
with annihilation by his toadies about ev
ery other day. Such is the difference be
tween the monarchy of France, and the
Republic of America. — BeUefnnte, (/'•.)
Watchman, J. Or<y Meekt. Editor.
Scccasa. —The successful man is not
necessarily the man to bo envied —not al
ways the happist man. Human nature
cannot have its own will long without be
coming deteriorated by it. We are ap
pointed to struggle, and in struggling our
highest lite is developed. The time *ill
come when the laws of our present coadi
tiors will cease, and when we shall be able
to bask in the sunshine of success without
danger to onr virility, or enervation to our
virtues. Till then, :t is onr wisdom to ac
cept our lot. and nuke. the best of it —to
seek for our enjoyment in our ork, rath
er than in what the work produces, to till
ttie soil and dismiss *ll net-dlesa anxiety
about the harvest, to be more concerned
i that we should be right than that we suc
ceed ; in a word, to bear ourselves like
well-disciplined ohlier, with whom strict
obedience is the most sacred obligation,
and who are therefore absolved fr- m re
sponsibilty as to results. Then, so tar as
success is vouchsafed us, it will be grate
ful ; so far as it is denied, it will not dis
concert us. Thus, living, our life will bo
its own success.
tW That modest and blushing speci
men ot newspaper nicety, the Madison
Union is responsible for the following
"chamber" story :
"A newly m irried couple visited that
city, and stopping at a first cla;-s hotel, the
bridegroom, in a manner showing his new
iv acqMred importance in life. call, d for a
room—the best the house afforded He
dido t want any common fare, but the best
they had, and he had the money to foot
the bill. The landlord very pleasantly in
quired if he was not from the country and
just mairied? Yes he was from the coun
try, and just married. And he wanted the
best room in the house, and he did'nt care
a darn for the expenses. "Then" said the
landloid, "you want the bridal chambci I"
"Why, yes," says the countryman, not ex
actly comprehending the matter, ' I guess
so —at any rate send it up; if I don't want
it, Sal will."
Do IT WITH THY MlGHT.—Fortune, suc
cess, tame, positi -n, are never gained but
by piously, determinedly, btavclf sticking,
growing, living to a tiling till it is fairfy
accomplished. In short, you must carry
the thing through, if you want to be any
body or anything. No matter if it does
cost you the pleanre of society, the thou
sand early gratifications of lite. No mat
ter for these. Stick to the tiling and car
ry it through. Jh-licve you were mole
for the m .tter, ami that no one else can
do it. Put forth your whole energies.
Stir, wake, electrify yourself, and g . forth
to the task Only once learn to carrv a
thins through in all its Completedness and
proportions and you will become a hero
You wiil think better of yourself, others
wili think b.-tter of yon. Of course they
w'ill. Ihe world in its hear admires the
stern, determined doer. Drive ngnt
then, m whatever you undertake. You'll
be successful; never fear.
CEAUTJH'L.—At the late State Conven
tion held in Ohio, Hon, George 11. Pendle
ton, in a speech he delivered before the
Convention,and in teference to th t present
gloomy state of affairs of our nation, he
used the following beautiful language :
This fi en/.v of passii.n cannot last forev
er. Reason must, soon.-r or later, resume
its sway. Those who think otherwise, it
has been beautifully said, forget that the
angty rapids of Niagara, b-ad to the ex
panse of Ontario It was an Fa-tern sago
who urged his master to have engraven on
his signet ring, that it might be ever before
his eyes, in every vicissitude of prosperity
or adversity. "And this, too. shall pass
away." This year, or next year or in a
few yenr% or n ten years reason will be
be.rd and our party will triumph. But if
it should not come in our, and if we
of this generation must d'e * ith onr harness
on in the midst of this struggle, we ahall
at least have the assurance of a good hope,
for we kno-v that great parties, struggling
for great principles, like good men, have
behind tbem "footsteps io the sands of
An nrchtn remarked that tha chief
branch of education in bit school was ttov
gnraatal fctaffc bwatb.