North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, May 01, 1867, Image 2

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    f lit iptiiiotrat.
Wednesday. May 1* 1867.
The Democratic Standing Committee—
for the County of Wyoming arc requested to meet
at the Court House in thj Borough of Tunkhannock
on Saturday the 11th day of May next,
at 10 o'clock P. M., for the tr ansaction of important
The following named persons-are members of the
Committee ; Perry Wilsey, Henry Brown, Miller
Patterson Wellington Lee, C. L. Vaughn, E. J.
Mowrv, Lewis Ager Harrison Comstoek.
The Democratic Stato Committee, at its meeting,
on January 29th at llarrsburg, adopted the follow
ing resolutions t
Ist, That the regular Convention of the party, for
nomiuating a csndidato for thn surreme Bench, be
held al llarrisburg, on the SECOND TUESDAY of
June, 1567, at 12 o clock M ; and that said Conven
tion be composed ol the usual number of delegates.
2d. In addition thereto, it is rei-om mended to the
Democracy of Pennsylvania to FORTHWITH elect,
In the usual maimer, two delegates, of recognized
position and influence in the party, for each Repre
sentative district,who shall meet in Mass Coavention
at llarrisburg, on a day to be fixed by the Chair
man of the Stato Central Committee.
By Order ol the Democratic State Committee.
WM. A WALLACE, Chairman.
B, L. FOSTER, Secretary.
tST The U. S. Senate adjourned
leaving a great many offices vacant
According to Radical interpretation of the
Tenure ot office Bill the President cannot
fill them. If this be so, many important
Post Offices, and the collection of Revenue
in some places, must all be suspended.—
We rather think the Radicals rather over
shot the mark in thus attempting to tie the
President's hands.
"Pittsburg contains five hundred
large manufacturing establishments. It
lias fifty glass factories and sixteen potter
ies, forty-six iron foundries, thirty-one roll
ing mills, thirty-three machinery-establish
ments and fifty-eight oil refineries ; besides
miscellaneous work of almost every variety,
the whole turning out an annual product
worth one hundred millions dollars."
per hopes Thad. Stevens will live long
enough to undo some of the mischief he
lias done. Whoever says that is evidently
a stranger in Pennsylvania. Thad has
got his hand in now, and it is as natural
for him to do mischief as it is for a duck to
swim. Even when a boy he would jump
out of windows.
N, Y. Times Republican says : If corrup
tion for the next ten years gathers strength
and impunity as it has for the last ten, we
we might.just as well put up everything
with which law-rraking has anything to
do at public sale. A Legislature con
ducted on the basis of an auction room
would be quite as honest and more useful
than one where everything is controlled
by secret bribery and corruption,
£3T Tbe counsel of Capt. Wirz, who
was executed for alleged cruelties at An
dersonville, has just published a statement
to prove the innocence of his client, and
says that tbe night before the execution a
messenger from a high Cabinet officer came
to him with the oft'er that if Wirz would
implicate Mr. Davis in the crimes charged
against him his sentence would be commu
ted. lie adds that the offer was made to
Wirz and declined by him.
Justice has at last been done to Sanford
Conover alias Charles Dunham. He
was to-day sentenced by Judge Fisher, of
the Ciiminal Court of this District, to ten
years' imprisonment in the penitentiary at
Albany for perjury. It will be recollect
ed that he testified before a military com
mission which tried Harold, Mudd, and
Mrs. Suiatt, that Jefferson Davis, Clement
C. Clay, Jacob Thompson, and others
were conccerned in the plot to assassinate
President Lincoln. Conover went into
great minuteness of detail, and had so ar
langed his bogus testimony as fo mislead
many. His confreres, however, not re
ceiving any portion of the reward which
Conover expected to get, exploded the
scheme, and this resulted in his arrest, trial
and conviction, and his sentence to day
for perjury.
tZW To excite a revolution requires no
great ability, but to check it when once
set in motion, overtasks the powers even
of tbe most? splendid genius. Throw a
blazing brand into a heap ot combustibles,
and a speedy conflagration will ensue.—
Stir up the passions of the populace, and
pillage and slaughter will soon rage with
ungovernable fury. Lafayette found it an
easy matter to break down the ramparts of
royalty, and lead to the foot of a trembling
throne, the excited rabble of Paris ; but,
when alarmed at the excesses into which
his disciples were plunging, he wished to
put a curb upon their license, he experi
enced the bitter truth that his voice had
lost its power to charm and persuade.—
Yes! Revolution goes right onward and
pauses but to crush those who would bri
dle its extravagances. So perished the
Lafayettes of the French Revolution ; and
and so, undoubtedly, would have perished
that illustrious man himself, had he not
taken timely warning and escaped from
the bloodstained hands of his friends and
admirers of yesterday. j
Arlemus Ward--Was he Fast f
There come painful rumors, already,
though the earth yet lies loose over him aa
lies in Kensal Green ; of Artemus Ward's
dissipation while in Merrie Old England
that he lived a kind of jolly, carousiDg life,
which made the consumption he carried
from this country get no better very fast, —'
It tnay be that it was necessary to Browne's
success that he a should be bail fellow well
met with all the liteiuti of London, and
that he should accept the warm welcome j
from every club door, which opened wide
on its hinges to let the genial fellow in.—
But, after all, it is questionable whether
it was worth while to peril life—and meet
death, as, alas! he did—for the sake of
being considered a good fellow, and mak
ing this show famous. However, we think
this from the Springfield Republican is too
"The accounts of 'Artemus Ward'
which those who knew him intimately give
now that he is dead, are not caiculated to
inspire much respect for his character. He
seems to have been a shiftless; aimless, dis
sipated sort of a fellow, with a rare genius
for coarse humor, but feeling no responsi
bility for his powers and exercising them
for no higher purposes, not eVen making
wise or worthy use of the good fortune that
they bronght him. lie did not study; he
did not read ; he wrote hard, and painfully;
he had but little intellectual ambition or
force. His so-called lectures, or illustrated
disjointed but richly humorous comments
on We,'where what he did best and enjoy
ed most. Ilis was the stuff" that clowns
thrive on in the circus, or that makes a suc
cessful itinerant soap-peddler or showman ;
and his plaee was first in that field, and by
no means among our intellectual philosoph
ical humorists and wits, like Holmes and
Lowell. Drinking and carousing by day
and night early induced consumption, and
he carried to England a worij out system
which was 110 match for the hard heads and
sturdy digestion of the jolly good fellows
that took to him there."'
This sounds too cold and bitter—as if
some prejudiced hand had written it. We
would much rather turn to this picture—a
tribute to the dead humorist by a living
one. It was written for the Northern Bud
get by Josh Billings, (who contributes to
that paper.) Perhaps it is well that Josh
ua should fhould write thus. It is a broth
er's privilege to write the record of a broth
er, if not indeed to say the prayer that is
necessary over the coffin that is so strange.
We don't believe Josh Billings ever wrote
anything prettier or more touching than
the following. We don't believe'the phi
losophy was ever better united to the ten
derness of grief. It is poetry in dishabille;
it is the heart of an hanest man in yellow
plush :
Dcth haz doue a. cruel thing lately.—
Deth seldom iz kind, hut Dcth iz impar
shall ; this iz all that can be sed in his fa
vor. He mows with hiz sithe awl round
the world, now in this field now in that;
wheat, flowers and weeds drop, wilt and
wither, for he scythes early and late, in citi
and town, bi the barthstun ana away oph
where the wanderers are.
Deth haz done a cruel thing lately.—
Deth seldum is kind. Here, a father, a
mother, a wee small thing, but a month on
a visit; there, Mary and Charley go down ,
in white clothes—Deth mows, and never
iz weary; Deth whistles and mows; men
uy fields are all bare, for Death cuts cluss,
as well as cruel.
Deth luvs to mow ; 'tis hiz stile. He is
old, and slik with his sickle ; he mowed for
Abel ov old, and for Abel ov yesterday.
Deth mows strangely, and round fall the
dazy, and grass ; alone, snarling, stands
the koarse thissel, left for what ? Deth
kant tell, for God only knows,
Deth, yu hav dun a cruel thing lately;
yu hav mowed where the wittyest one of
them awl stood, whose words have gone
laffing awl over the world, whose heart
waz az good, hnd az soft as a mother's.
Deth, yu hav mowed where my friend
Art emus stood, and Humor wears mourn
ing now for the child ov her heart, I am
sad and 1 am sorry.
ONE CAUSE OF CRIME. —To those who
have daily access to the local news of the
city and country, the record ot crime is
indeed alarming. Theft, robbery, murder,
arson, rape, and the like crimes arc com
mitted openly, daringly, iD every part of
the State. These crimes used to bo chifly
confined to the purlieus of large cities,
but now the most secluded spot in the in
terior of the State is not exempt from dar
ing crimes. The inquisitive naturally
asks for a solution of this unprecented
growth of crime, and it is not a difficult
matter to give at least oie solution. Ex
ample is sail to be stronger than precept,
and when the citizen, whose duty it is to
obey the law, finds the law-makers them
selves steeped in , iniquity it is not un
natural to follow their example. If it is
publicly known that our Congressmen
and Legislators, falsify and plunder, steal
and rob, take bribes for acts of iniquity,
vote themselves public money just as they
please and commit other diabolical out
rages, it is not astonishing that tbe ruffian
in private life should take courage from
the example of the ruffian in public posi
tion. If our law-makers desire that their
enactments should be obeyed let them set
a nobler example of purity and virtue than
the last Legislater Dd the last Congress
have done. What a debasing thought,
that the men who are sent to make whole
some laws for the safe'y of a confiding
people, should themselves be the boldest
thieves and robbers in the State or Nation ?
—Patriot Sc Union.
A CROW STORY. —The Knickerbocker,
New York, tells a story about two hundred
crows which starved to death on the farm
of Mr. Rupp, having been collected there
by bones which a bone peddlar had heaped
together. Tbe snow covered the bones up,
aud the crows starved. There is too much
crow in this story. Why didn't they fly
away ? John G. Saxe wrote a verse thus :
" Now the smiles are thicker,
Wonder what thev mean ?
Faith he's got the Knicker—
Bockcr Magazioe."
Radical Testimony Against Radical Cor
We would respectfully call the attention
of every tax-payer cf Pennsylvania to the
following Radical testimony in regard to
prevailing corruption and knavery among
the law makers of Congress and a number
of the States Legislatures:
"A large number of our legislators—
enough to corrupt legislate action—are
purchasable." — New York Times.
"With a depth and infamy of legislative
corruption never before known, we are
falling into a practice of wholesale and
shameless bribery at elections, and that,
too, in New England—in the 'land of steady
habits' itself.'—' Boston Transcript.
"The corruptionists at Washington and
Albany are debauchcrs of the young ;
they are traitors, * * vermin, who
are crawling under the foundations and
destroying by corruption the vital powers
of the Government. I*—Henry 1 * — Henry Ward Letch
"The Legislature of 1867 is no more.—
It has fought its last tight—it has won its
last fight—it has won its last stake. *
They have passed sixteen hundred laws,
'pinched* others by the score, and finally,
after three months of rioting, rotating,
pinching, plundering and pocketing, their
time has come, and they go out, as a rule,
to return no more forever.— Chambersburg
(Pa.) Repository.
"Bad as lias been the character of our
Legislature for years, it seems to be gener
ally conceded that the bod v just adjourned
was even more untrustworthy than any of
its predecessors. * All the Christian
people in the State should join in thanks
to the Throne of Grace that it did no more
harm than it did. Another such a Legis
lature would sink us.— Somerset (Pa.)
"Our legislators are rascals. No decent
man would like to win an 'Hon' for his
name in such company.— Chicago Post.
The New York Legislature, alluded to.
stood: Senate—Radicals 82; Democrats
5 ; House—Radicals 82 ; Democrats 4G ;
; Radical majority on joint ballot , 58!
The Pennsylvania Legislature, alluded
to, stood; Senate—Radicals 21 ; Demo
crats 12; House—Radicals 62 ; Democrats
38 ; Radical majority on joint ballot, 46 !
The Massachusetts Legislature, alludes
to, stood ; Senate—Radicals 40 ; Demo
crats 0; House—Radicals 229; Demo
crats 11 ; Radical majority on joint ballot,
The Rump Congress, alluded to, stood :
Senate, Radicals 43 ; Democrats and Con
servatives 9; House, Radicals 127 ; Dem
ocrats and Conservatives 36 ; Radical ma
jority on joint ballot , 125 !
By those large controlling majorities
the legislation of the .States and nation
was performed, If it is corrupt and infa
mous—and we have abundant Radical tes
timony, other than the foregoing, that it is
the people cannot fail to place the respons
ibility where it justly belongs. Having
done so, it is for them to apply the correct
ive which it is their privilege to use, by
electing, hereafter, none but honest and
pure men, and so balancing party power as
to make one a check upon the other. It
is useless to look for purity or correct leg
islation when and where one political par
ty holds so large a preponderance of pow
er as is indicated above in the Congress
and Legislature 0f1867. Equalize the
political power, and each party will find it
necessary to act honastlv and purely iu or
der to gain favor with with the people. If
the people are wise, they will at once cur
tail the corruptly wielded power of the
Radical leaders.- -Pat, <k Union.
Y. Spirit of the Times , a radical organ
which has been one of the readiest apolo-'
gists of the Republican party, foresees its
downfall and thus rings the death-knell:
"The Republican majority in Congress,
heedless of the inexoroable laws of revolu
tion, has taken its course, and must abide
the inevitable penalties of error. Those
cratic philosophers within its ranks who are
already sighing that its majority is too
large, need sigh no more. The President
will be speedily reinforced, not only by
the reconstructed South, but by sufficient
defections from the Republican party to
put an er.J to the two-thirds votes which
have heretofore embarassed him."
In like manner, Wendell Phillips, who
welcomed the Republican party its birth
now proclaims its approaching death in
the columns of the Anti-Slavery Standard:
"The seeds of dissolution have been
sown in the Republican party. Perhaps
I should say that the party always con
tained the elements of its own destruction,
and that it only required the provocative
circumstances to develop them. At any
rate the developement is visible to the
common eye, as it has h-ng been seen by
those habits of close observation have
given to their mental vision a clear sight."
This will be good news to the people.
There will be no tears shed over the grave
of this radical party which during its exist
ence has cost the people so much of both
tears and blood.
The news from Europe is imporly
ant in so far that it shows conclusiveol
that, after all, M. Bisraack cannot contra
affairs with a high band outside of Germe
ny. The Luxemberg question is to be
settled peaceably by a Congress to meet
in London next month, while, in the mean
time, the Fortress of Luxemburg is to be
dismantled. In other words,* Prussia
evacuates the fortress even before the Con
gress commences to deliberate, and as to
the rest of the country, it is hardly worth
while taking, much less fighting about.—
The fortress barred the road from Paris
to Berlin, that road is now open, and it
strikes us Napoleon, at least, ought to be
satisfied with the settlement of this vexed
question. I settus, after all, as if the
peace of Europe might be maintained,
STATE I AIR. —It has been decided to
hold the State fair on the ground of the
East Pennsylvania agricultural and me
chanical society at Norriatown. It will
take place in September next. The only
question now is who decided this to be so.
Official Appointments,
The United States Senate before its re
cent adjournment, confirmed the following
nominations to offico in Pennsvlvania :
Collector of Customs at Philadelphia,
Col. Joseph W Cake, of Schuylkill Co.
Sarvevor of Customs at Philadelphia,
William Ilarbeson.
Naval Officer, Philadelphia, Gen. D, W
C. Baxter.
For the 14th District, (Kclley's), Hon.
Thomas-11. Forsyth, Assessor, and Alex
ander Cumraings, Collector of Internal
For the sth District, HOD. Richardson
L. Wright, of Philadelphia, Assessor, and
Joseph Barnesley, of Bucks County, Col
For the 9th District, Lancaster, John
W. Warful, Assessor,ond Col. Wm, W.
Wiley, Collector.
For the 12th District, Caleb E. Wright,
of Wilkesbarre, Collector.
For the 15th Bistrict, Hon. A. Hiestand
Glatz, of York county foi Assessor, and
Wm. Penn Loyd, of Cumberland for Col
For the 16th District, -Hon. Wm. M'-
Ghery of Adams county Assessor, and
Charles W. Ashcom, of Bedford county
For the 18th District, Henry A. Guern
sey, of Widiamsport Collector.
There were several other Revenue offi
cers selected for other Districts.
All the Post offices in the State sub
jected to Confirmation by the Senate were
filled except two, Milton and Newcastle.
The following were among the Confirma
Danville—O. H. Ostrander.
Bloomsburg—John B. Pursel.
Towauda—William B. Shaw.
Williamsport—Jeffrey J. Ayres.
Wilkesbarre —Peter Pursell,
Scranton—Wm, 11. Pier.
Ilyde Park —William Merrifield.
Doylestown—Capt. Geo. F. Harvey.
Huntington—G. Ashman Miller.
Cbambersburg—William P. Welsh.
Plumer —Dr. William P. Book.
Mercer —Hon. Win. S. Garvin.
Carbondale —D. Pend.rgast.
Tamaqua—Mrs. Mary M'Guigan.
Philadelphia—John A. Bingham.
fggf Two young ladies in San Francisco,
the other day, in crossing a street in oppo
site directions, happened to meet face to
face, and as it was very muddy on both
sides of the crossing, neither would turn
out oft lis way, l>ut stood staring at each
other for about a quarter of an hour. Dur
ing that time a crowd of some three or four
hundred people assembled, the street was
blocked up, and traffic came to a stand
still. The females were young and well
dressed, and looked as if they ought to have
better ideas of propriety than they exhibit
ed. The crowd hooted and jeered, and ap
peared to enjoy the scene amazingly. At
length a policeman came along and com
pelled one of them to take the right "as
the law directs." The look of concentra
ted hate given by the party who had to
step off the walk is sa:d to have been inde
bang and a batter, a clang and a clatter,
the dishes ami spoons, in the dining saloons,
are heard to resound, from the roof to the
ground. The knife and the fork arc busy
at work on the fish and the eel, the beef
and the veal, ou potatoes and beans, on to
matoes and greens, while each one is bawl
ing for waiters, and calling, amid clamor
and chat, for this and for that. Then all
•eat for awhile, with never a smile, till some
meddlesome chap gives the door a loud
rap, and cries "All aboard," when the dam
age is scored, and the crowd parts forever
as hungry as ever.
HgT In Kentucky lives a man, the head
of a very respectable and intelligent fami
ly, who, during one week in each month,
about the first quarter of the moon, im
agines himself a woman, dons the. hoops
and balmoral. and sits in his parlor waiting
for his beau ! This strange conduct was
first noticed in him when he was about
seventeen years of age. He is now fifty
KINO WORDS. —Kind . words are the
the brightest flowers of earth's existence;
tlu-y make a paradise of the humblest
home the world can show. Use them, es
pecially around the fireside, and you will
find them more precious to heal the wound
ed heart, and make the weighed down
spirit glad, than all other blessing* the
earth can give.
THE HEART. —The heart can never for
get the object of its affection. The biow
may wear's gloomy frown, and the eye
may coldly turn on the loved object, but,
could the vision pierce through the case
ments of the heart, it would behold a dif
ferent scene, instead of frowns, it woulJ be
all sunshine.
A young minister, dining with a
farmer after service, apologized two or
three times for eating so substantially at
dinner, saying, "I am always very hungry
after preaching." The sarcastic reply
was, "its no surprise, considerirfg the trash
that comes off* your stomach in the morn
gg" A countryman was charged with ten
gallons of molasses, which a grocer put in
an eight gallon keg. He said he did not
mind the money over-charged as much as
he did the strain on the keg !
The citizens of Raleigh, N. (7., have
raised a subscription for the purpose of
erecting a monument over the grave of
President Johnson's father, which is loca
ted in a cemetery adjoining that city. The
President has been invited *o be present at
the ceremonial of laying the corner stone,
which will occur about the 10th prox ~ and
has accepted conditionally.
The Commissioners of Luzerae Co.
have awarded the building of their new
jail to Lewis Haven, for $lB9, 575—he be
ing the lowest bidder.
Proceedings of Wyoming Conference.
The Wyoming Conference of the M. E.
Church, embracing Luzerne, Wyoming,
Susquehanna and Wayue counties of thi3
State, and Broom, Tioga, and a part of
Chenango countios iu New York, conven
ed at Hyde Park on Wednesday, April 17,
1807. A full attendance of the ministers
of the conference were present at the call
ing of the roll,
The brethren were called to order, and
a despatch read from Bishop Simpson, stat
ing he had been unavoidably detained,
and could not be present with the confer
ence until evening.
Dr. Clark was elected temporary Chair
Dr. Peck was elected President to fill
the vacancy until the arrival of Bishop
D. A Shepard conducted the opening re
ligious services.
Dr. Nelson elected Secretary ; F.
L. lliller, G. R. and S. S. Kennedy
were appoiuted Assistant Secretaries.
The conference convened at the usual
hour. Bishop Simpson in the Chair. The
religious exercises were opened and con
ducted by Dr. Nelson. The session'was
taken up principally in the examination of
the character of those upon trial ; those
in full membership,and receiving applica
tions for Deacon and Elder orders. Com
mittees reported on the amount of moneys
received tor Missionary purposes and for
the support of worn-out Preachers belong
ing to the conference.
Wilkesbarru, J. C. Eckuian H Brownscotnb ;
Planesvile, to be supplied; Wyoming, A. J. Van
deft; Kingston, Ira T.Walker, Geo. Porsrth ;
Norfhrnoreland, Geo. Greenfield; Plymouth, Ira N.
Pardee; Carverton, John Laßar ; Lehman, J. C.
Lacock, one to be supplied ; Pittston, J. C. Smith :
Hyde Park, Lather W. Peck ; Lackawanna, R- S.
Rose; Abingtou, F. L. Hiller ; Newton J. Austin
one to be supplied; Stoddartsville, J. D. Woodruff;
Newport, Richard Hiorfls ; Newton, A. D. Alexan
der; Clark.s Green, Mbe supplied. R. NELSON,
Principal Wyoming Seminary W. 3. SMYTHEE,
Assistant. SS. KENNEDY, Agent Penna. Bible
Scrantm, E. D. Sturdevant; Providence, George
Peck ; Blakely, S. F. Wright: Curhnsidale, J. C.
Woodruff; Clifford, to bo supplied ; Way 11 art, Geo.
C. Hart; South Canaan, G. Westfali; Paupaok, R
E. Hall; Sterling. G. A. Soveison; Moscow, G. AI.
Chamberlain ; Dunmore, J T. Crewcll ; Gibson, G.
R. Hair.
Ilonesdalo, W. J. Judd ; JJawley, W. W. Welch ;
Susquehanna, J. V. Newell; Bethany, to be sup
plied; Alt. Pleasant, C. V.Arnold; Beach Pond,
N-S DeWtit. Xoarowsburg and Lackawaxen, C
W, Todd, otte to be supplied ; Sandford, R. Varcoe,
one to be supplied ; Damascus, N. S. Reynolds; Tsll
mansvi lie, H H. Dresser • Thompson, to be sup
plied ; Lanesboro', J. W. Ilewett, Cherry Ridge ;
David Williams; Oregon, S T. Cramp.
Binghampton, D. W. Bristol; Broome, G. W.
Leach ; Castle Creek, W. B. Thomas ; Lyle and
Whitney's Point G. Comfort; Page Brook, P. S.
Worden ; Chenango, S. Elwell; Haipersville, Silas
Barner ; Windsor, W. Rounl, C. A. Ward ; Gt Bend
and New Afilford, A. I-'. Harding; llawleyoon and
Bsackersville, B. D. Lindsley, one to be supplied ;
Vestal, T. Burgess ; Union, D. A. Shepard ; Maine,
E Sibley ; Osborn Hollow, to bo supplied ; Kirk
wood, Levi Pitts, one to be supplied ; Little Alea
dow. C E Taylor ; J W BRECKENRIDGE. Sup,
member of Binghampton Quarterly Conference.
Owego, W. B. Westlake ; .Candor, L C Floyd;
Spencer, I' Krohn ; Flemingville. G. Pritchett; —
North Danbev, King Elwell, one to be supplied ;
Caroline, P. Holbrook , Nichols, Asa Brooks ; Wa
verly, 11. Wheeler; Athens and Litchfield. W. M.
Hi'ler; Shepard's Creek, te be .uj plied; Van E?-
torvilie, to be supplied ; Barton, W. Keatley ;
Danbey, W 11. Garitt ; Newark, L. Cole; Tioga,
Minor Swallow ; Berkshire, J, Malison ; Shashe
quin, J. AI. Grimes.
Luther Peck ; Fairdale and Rush, J P
Towner. W Shelp, Brooklyn, S F Brown ; Le Rays
ville, A Hingham , Auburn, J W. Weston ; Spriug
ville, J F Wilbui; Tunkbunnock, J. L Legg; Skin
ner's Eddy, to be supplied ; Mehoopany, J S L wis,
Nicholson, E. H. Hynson; Wyalusing, A J Arnold ;
Rome, A C Sperry ; Orwell, A W Loouiis ; Wind
ham, S E Walworth ; Storlingville, E F Roberts,
(jp In the days of Patriarch's a woman's
conduct was the ir.dex of her liea' t w hen,
for example, the father of Rebekah asked
her if she would go with the servant of Isaac
she replied at once, " I will go!" Had
she been a daughter of the nineteenth cen
tury, she would have answered, " Oh,
pshaw! go with him? Why, Mr. Isaac
must be sick ?Go with him ? Of course I
won't" And then—she would have gone
with him.
Geary is an expensive luxury. The legis
lature has appropriated $">00 for an artist
to paint his house, to enable his Excellency
to spread himself at his reception. He
wanted So,ooo for a private contingent
fund, which the legislature had the good
sense to refuse. In addition a ''State Agent"
which costs the States $16,000 a year, : s to
be kept at Washington to write letters put
ting up the Governor. He is a sort of ele
phant in this matter of expense.
There is a place in New Hampshire,
they say, where they never have any old
maids. When a girl reaches the age of
twentv and is still unmarried, the young
fellows club together and draw lots for her.
Those who lose the chance pay a bonus to
the one who gets her.
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Hr Mrs. SophJjpßoisclarc i to be hung
at Montreal on the 20th or November next,
for poisoning her husband. She contends
that he poisoned himself.
gg" Mrs. Shepherd, a Milliner of La
Crosse, lately shot a Mr. Linderman, for
slander. His wound is not dangerous.
OJ" A German boy named Schaff, kill
ed his father at Madison, Wis., and burnt
the body in a log heap.
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Foundry, Machine,
Having had a life-long experience as Foondry
men and M.iehinests, and employing none buk the
best workmen the undersigned pledge themselves
to execute all work in their line in a style not -sur.
passed by any similar establishment in the country
mado and fitted up on short notice, from pat terns on
hand of all sizes,
and other Farming Implements.
Tin, Sheet-Iron, and
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LAMTS, LEA 9, TIIPES, dcdr.,
always on hand or furnished to order.
Tunkhannock, April 29th, 1867 —v6n33tf.
Notice is hereby given that tho undersigned, As
sessor of the 15th District of Pennsylvania, will
hold Courts of Appeal for tho correction of errone
ous assessments, as follows:
on Tuesday the 14th day of May, 1967, at Wali's
Ilotel, in iunkhanuock.
on Thursday and Friday, the 16th and 17th days of
•May, 1867, a; the Means' House in Towanda.
on Monday the 20th day ot May, 1867, at the La
ports Hotel, in Laporte
on Thursday, the 22d day of May, 1567, at the Mon
tour House iu Danville.
on Friday the 24th day of May, 1567, at the Asses
sor's Office in Bloomsburg.
All appeals must be in writing and must specify
the particular caue, matter or thing, respecting
which a decision is requested, and shall state the
ground or principle of error complained of
Appeals may be made at the office of the Asses
sor at any time previous to the days above fixed
for hearing appeals
If any person liable to income tax, or own
ing carriage . watches and other articles liable un
der the schedule A of the Excise law, have not yet
reported, they are hereby notified to do so at once
orj become liable to the penalty. It Is the duty of
every one amenable to the law to seek the Assessor
of his District, an d make his return.
Assessor 13th District, Penn'a.
Bloomshurg, Pa., April 26, 1567, J
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