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menced su -h alterations and improvements „j||
render this old and popular House equal, if not supe
rior, to any Hotel in the City of Uarrisburg.
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fuily solicited.
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suit be given to the comfort and convenience ol those
who patronize the House
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor .
Tunkhannock, September 11, 1861
Mm, 11. C'ORTHIGIIT. Frop'r
tTAVIXG resumed the proprietorship of the above
4-A Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effbr's
lender the house an agreeable plrve Cl sojourn to
- il who may favor it with their custom.
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and rio pains aro spired to make it a pleasant and
agreeable stopphig-jdace for All,
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fUpittiitg Democrat.
Scrofula and Scrofulous Diseases.
JVofls Emery Edes, a ice!l-known merchant of 0
ford, Maine.
" I hare sold large quantities of your Sausada
r.ll-LA, but never vet one bottle which failed of tlio
desired effect snd fnIT satisfaction to those who took
it. Aa fast is our tvople try it, they agree there has
been no medicine like it before iu our community."
Eruptions, Pimples, Blotches, Pustulos, Dl
cers, Sores, and all Diseases of the Skin.
From Pit. Hold. Strntton, Itristol, England.
" 1 ouly (to my duty to yon and the public, when
I add my testimony to that you publish of the ine
(licin.il virtues of your SAitaArAitil.i.A. My daugh
ter, aged ten, hail an afflicting humor in her cars,
eyes, and hair for years, which wc were nnable to
cure until we tried"your SAKSAI'AIULLA. She has
been well for some months."
From Mrs. danc E. Hire, a well-known and much
esteem< tlafy < f 1/ennisriUe, ('ape May Co., X. J.
' Sly daughter has suffered for n year past with a
scrofulous eruption, which was very troublesome.
Nothing afforded any relief until wo tried your
Saksada kill A, which soon completely cured her."
From Charles P. Cage, Esq., of the widely hearts
Gage, Murray if Co., manufacturers of enamelled
pavers in Xashtw, -V. H.
" I had for several j-cara a very troublesome
humor in my face, which grew constantly worse
until it disfigured my features and became au intol
erable affliction. I tried almost every thing a man
could of both advice and medicine, but without any
relief whatever, until I took your Saksaparilla.
It immediately made my face worse, as you toll me
it might for a time; but in a few weeks the new
ekiu began to form uud.T the blotches, and con
tinued until my face is as smooth as anybody's,
and 1 am without any symptoms of Hie disease that
I know of. I enjoy porteet health, and without a
doubt owe it to your Saksapakilla."
Erysipelas —General Debility—Purify the
From Dr. Ilaht. tin win, Houston St., Xcw York,
" Int. Avi.'t. ! seldom fail to remove Eruptions
and Scrar'nlmn Son < by the per -••wring useof your
Sar- vi'.utii.i. a. and I have iu-1 now cured an attack
of Malignant I ryeipelas with it. No alterative we
possess equals the S.UWAI'AUILI.A you have sup
plied to th profession as well as to the people."
Eroct J. E. Johnston, E*g„ lYal.eman, Ohio.
" For twelve years. I had lis- yellow Ertsi|ielas
on ray ri -ot arm, during which tune I tried all the
celebrst. 1 physicians I could reach, and took hun
dreds of dollars worth of medieiues. The ulcers
were so had tint the cords became visible, and the
doctors d' eided that inv arm must lie amputated. I
began taking your Sausapakili.A. Took two bot
tles. and some of your IMi.ua. Together they have
cured me. lam now ns well and sound us nuy body.
Being in a puiilfc place, my ease is known to every
body in this community, ami excites tlie wonder ol
all.' 4
From /Ton. Ilmry Monro. M. P. P., of hewcastle,
C. ir., a leading member of the Canadian Parlia
•• I have used vour Sars vparilla tn my family,
for general debility, and for purifying the blood,
with very beneilrial result#, and leel toulidcuce in
couuueualug it to the afflicted,"
St. Anthony's Fire, Rose, Salt Rheum,
Scald Head, Sore Eyes.
From Harvey SieUer, />/., the aide editor of th*
FuuLlutnnrwk hem treat, Pennsylvania.
"Our icilv child, at iout three years of age, was
atta. ked b> pimples on his forehead. They rapidly
spr* .ut until they formed a loathsome arid virulent
sore, villi, li covered his face, and cvftislly Winded
his (y s .or -oinc days. A skillul pliysiciau applied
nitr.,ie of silver mil other remedies, without any
apoa!'"U! effect. For lii'le-n (lavs we guarded Ids
he: is. b -t with them lie should tear open the fes
tering and corrupt wouud which covered hie whola
face. Having tried evcry # thing else we had any
liojm' from, we hegati giving vour Sarsarahilla,
and applying tlm RklhU- of |sitash loiion, as yo
direct. The sore uto heal when we lutd given
the lirst bottle, and was well when we had lilushed
the second. 1 lie fluid's eyelashes, which liad 'anno
out, grew eg tin, and he i- now as licaJtliy sod full
as auyoihor. The whole neighborhood pr -listad?
that the cl.ii.i must die."
Syphilis and Mercurial Disease.
Front l*e. Hiram Slant, of St. Louis, Missouri.
" I fiud vour SAKS.M'AKILLA a more effectual
remedy lor the secondary symptoms of Syphilis
an 1 for syphilitic disease than any otlmr we posai ss.
The pro.essiou lure indebted to you lor some of the
best medieiues we have."
From A. J. French, M. 11., an eminent physician of
Lawrence, Mass., who is a prominent number uf
the legislature of Massachusetts.
"lflv. AVER. My dear Sir: I have found your
Sal'.sa dauii.i.a an excellent remedy for Syphilis,
both of the prim try uud secondary type, and effec
tual in some ea-ws'tliat avere too otistioate to yirld
to other remedies. Ido not know what we can era
ploy with more certainty of success, where u power
ful alterative is required."
Mr. Chat. S. IVrn I.iew, of Xetr J1 runs wick, ,V. J.,
li-.l dr.aidful ulcers on 1< I gs, caused by the abuse
of mercury, or mercurial a i-' 1.- , vvbl li grew more
and nmre ags.-ra-.ated for years, in spite of every
renvdv or ttcafment that could la- appli.-d, until the
persevering use of Ay Kit's Sarsm-arilla relieved
Lira, few cases can be found more inveterate and
distressing than this, and it took several dozen
bottles to cure hiin,
Deucorrhoe-R, 'Whites, Female 'Weakness,
arc gmrraliy producd by Internal Se-refntous 11-
Ctraiion, uud are wry ofl.'a cured liy the alterative
effect of tills Sarsai-artli a. Some cases require,
howeva r, iu aid of the SARSAPABILLA, the fckdfnl
application of local remedies.
From the well l.n>acii orul widely celebrated Dr.
Jacob Morrill, of Cincinnati.
"I have found your RaiisAl-AUILLA an excellent
alterative in diseases of females. Many cases of
Irr.■guilt ily, la ucirrlinca, Int< nod Ulceration, and
locm debility, arising from the serofnlous diaShcais,
have yielded to it, aud there are few that do not,
when "its effect is properly aided by local treatment."
A lady, unwilling to allow the publication of her
name, writes .-
" Mv daughter and myself have been etired of a
very debilitating ls>ueorrbo-a of long standing, by
two bottivs of your BAksa pakll.i.a.'
Rheumatism, Gout, Liver Dys
pepsia, Heart Disease, Neuralgia,
when caused Ivy Scrofula in the system, arc rapidly
cured by this Ext. Saksai arilla.
possess so many advantages over the other
purgatives in the market, and their superior
virtues are so universally known, that we need
not do more than to assure the public their
((utility is maintained equal to the best it ever
has been, and that, they may be depended on
to do all that they have ever done.
Prepared by j. C. W Eli, M. D-, Si Co.,
Lowell, Mass., and sold by
Tor sal.- by Bunnell A Rllnnatyne, abd Lyman A
Whlls, iunkhuuisAck. Sterling A Son, Mes happen,
Stevens .t A kley, L iecyvilte. F'rear. Isn A Co ,
F u ti.ryville, an i nil Druggists and Dcclsrs in med
i. ines, everywhere.
Teeth Positively Extracted
Tliis Substance is applied directly to the gums
producing a numbness (local Anaesthesia) of only the
parts uround the tooth, whereby it ean be extracted
without any pain whatever, and without unpleasant
ness to the Pafi' Bt: - -
Surgeon Dentist,
Laceyville, Pa.—v7na-3mi
TnE firm of Ross. Mills Jt Co., having been dis
solved, the rote? and accounts of said firm have
been left wilh s miih A Ross for settlement. Persons
indebted are respectfully requested to call snd settlp
without delay, by so doing save costs.
Turikbiinnoek, Nnv. sjb. 1867. v7nl4w3.
Helmbola's Extract Buehu.
oydsouai r.n fltrilfff iFPJfPT.
From the Cttisen
Oh, the Spring hath less of brightness
Every year,
And the snow a ghastlier whiteness,
Every year;
Nor do Summer b!o?bx>ms quioken,
Nor does Autumn fruitage thiccen,
As it did —the seasons sicksn
Lvcry year.
It is growing cold and colder
Every year,
And I feel that I am older
Every year.
And my limb: arc less elastic,
Aud my fancy not so plastic-
Yes, my habits grow monastic
Eveiy year.
'T is becoming bleak and bleaker
Every year;
And my hopes are weaker
Every year ;
Care I now for merry darcing,
Or for eyes with passion glancing 7
Love is less trad less enchanting
Every year.
Ob, the cays that I have squandered
Every year,
And the friendship rudely sun lered
Every year!
Of the ties that might have twined me,
Until time to death resigned me,
My infirmities remind me
Every year.
Sad and sad to look before us
Every year,
With a heavier shadow o'er us
Every year !
To behold each blossom faded,
And to know we might have mad® it
An immortal gtrlan.l, braided
Round the year.
Many a spectral, beckoning finger,
Year by year,
Chides mo that so long I linger,
Year by year ;
Every early comrade sleeping
In the churchyard, whither weeping,
I—a'one unwept—am creeping,
Year by year.
One col.l winter mnrnitiff, tlitr last Sun
day of I>ecctnbcr, 1840, a half-nuked man
knocked timidly at the basement door of a
fine substantial mansion in the city of
Brooklyn. Though the weather was bit
ter even f- r that season, the young man
had DO clothing hut a ragged pair of doth
pants, and the renmna of a fianncl shirt
which exposed his muscular chest in many
large rents. But in spite of his tattered
apparel and evident fatigue, as he leaned
heavily upon the railing of the basement
stairs, a critical observer could not fail to
notice a conscious air of dignity, and the
marked traces of cultivation and refinement
in his pale haggard countenance.
The door was speedily opined, aud dis
clos. d a lartre, comfortably iurrii-hed room
with its glowing grate of anthracite ; be
fore which was piactd a luxuriously fur
nisbed breakiast table ; a fashionably at
tired young man, in a brocade dressing
gown and velvet slippers, was reclining on
a soft fautenil, bu-ily reading the morning
papers. The beautiful young wife had
fingered at the table, giving the servant in
waiting her orders for the household mat
ters of the day, when the timid wrap at the
door attracted her attention. She com
manded it to be opened, but the yonng
master of the mansion replied that it wa>
quite useless — being no one but some
thievish beggar ; but the door was already
opened, and the sympathies uf Mrs. May
wood enlisted at once.
" Come in to the fire," cried the young
wife, impulsively, "before you perish !"
The mendicant without exhibiting any
surprise at such unusual treatment of a
street beggar, slowly entered the room,
manifesting a painful weakness at every
step - On his entrance Dr. Maywood, with
a displeased air, gathered up his papers
and left the apartment- The compassion
ate lady unwisely placed the half frozen
man near ihe fire, while she prepared a
bow! of fragrant coffee — which with abun
dant food was placed before him. But
noticing the abrupt departure of her bus
band, Mrs. Maywood wilh a clouded
countenance, left the room, whimpering to
the servant to remain until the stranger
should leave.
She ran hastily up the rich mounted
stair-case, and paused before the entrance
of a small labrator and medical library,and
occupied solely by her husband, who was
a physician and practical chemist. She
opened the door and entered the room.—
Dr. Maywood was sitting at a small table,
with his head resting 011 his hand, appa
rently in deep thought.
" Edward,'' said the young wife gently
touching his arm " I fear I have displeased
you, but the man looked so wretched, I
could not bear to drive bim away," and her
sweet voice trembled as she added—" You
know I take sacrament to dav."
" Dear Mary," replied the fond husband
44 1 appreciate your good motives I know
itispuie goodness ot heart which leads
you to disobey me, but still I must com
mand— that no beggar shall ever be per
miltcd to enter jbe house, It is fot your
own safety that I insist upon it. Ifow
deeply y<>o might be imposed npon. in my
frequent absence from home I sliudd r to
The man that is below may be but a
burglar in disguise, and already in your,
absence take impreevione in wax of the
" To Speak his Thoughts is Fvory Frer-mnn's Right. "
different keyholes in the room so as to en
ter some night at )is leisure. Your limit
ed experience of city life makes it, difficult
for you to credit so much dipravity. It is
no chaiiiy to give to street bedgars, it ori
ly encourages vice, dearest.'
" It may be so,'" responded Mis. May
wood, " but it seems wicked not to relieve
suffering and want even if the persons have
behaved badly— and we know not. But
I promise you not to ask another beggar
iuto the house."
At this moment the servant wrapped vi
olently at the door, crying out that the
beggar was dying.
" Come, Edward, your skill can save
him, I know," said his wife, hastening
from the room.
The doctor did not refuse this appeal to
his piofessional vanity, for lie immediately
followed his wife's flying footsteps as she
descended to the basement. They found
the mendicant lying pile and unconscious
upon the carpet, where he had slipped
from weakness from the chair, where Mrs.
Maywood bad seated him.
" He is a handsome fellow," muttered
the doctor as he bent over him to ascertain
the state of his pulsp.
And we!! lie might a av so. The glossy
locks of raven hair had fallen awav from a
broad white forehead ; his closed eyelids
were bordered bv long raven lashes, which
lag like a -i!k n fringe upon his pale btonz
ed ehec ks, wnile a d lieate rose, and a
square, massive chin displayed a model of
manly beatify.
"Is he dead?" asked the young wife
"Oh, no. it's only a fainting fit, induced
by tbe sudden change of tempera'nre, and
perhaps the first stage of starvation," re
plied the doctor sympatliizingly. lie had
forgotten for the moment his rohl maxims
of prudence, and added: " lie mnt be
carried to a room without lire, and placed
in a comfortable bed."
Tbe coachman was called in to assist in
lifting the athletic si ranger, who was carried
to a room iu the chamber, where tbe doc
tor administered with his own hands strong
doses of port wine sangaree. The young
man soon became partly conscious, but all
conversation was forbade liim, and lie sank
quietl) to sleep.
" He is doing well; let him rest as long
as lie can ; should lie awake in our ab
sence, give him beef tea, ar.d toast ft(l libi
tum.," said the doctor professionally, us he
left the room.
In less than an hour afterwards, Dr.
Maywood iirul bis lovely wife entered the
gorgcus church of "the imst Iloly
And the hundreds of fair dames that en
tcr d its broad portals, dress d vviili all the
taste and magnificence that abundant
wealth could procure, not one revealed, in
grace and beauty, the orphan bride of the i
rich physician. ' Her tall, graceful figure
robed in a violet silk, that only heighten
ed by c mtrast her large azure eyes, bright
with the lustre of youthful happiness, yet,
there was a touch of tender pity in their
drooping lids that won the confidence of
every beholder. The snowy carmine man
tilla, which protected her from the pierc
ing wind, rivaled, but could not surpass
the delicate purity of her complexion.—
Many admiring eves followed tiie faultless
figure of Mrs. Maywood, as she moved
with unconscious grace up the aisle of the
Church, but none with more heartfelt de
votion than the young, wayward but gen
erotls man who had recently wed her in
spite of her poverty and the sneer of his
aristocratic acquaintances.
The stately organ had pealed its last rich
rotes, which were still faintly echoing in
the arches when a stranger of venerable
aspect who had previously takon part in
the services of the altar, rose and announ
ced for his text, the oft quoted, but seldom
applied words of the Apostle—" lie not
forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby
some have entertained angels unawares.'
I)r. Maywood felt his forehead flushed
painfully—it appeared to Liui for the mo
ment that the preacher must have known
of his want of charity toward strangers,
and wished to give hnn a public lesson,
but lie soon saw from the tenor of his dis
course that his own guilty conscience had
alone made the application in his particu
lar case.
1 have not space, nor indeed the power
to give any synopsis of the sermon, but
that it, combined with the incident of the
morning effected a happy revolution in the
mind of at least one of its hearers. So
much so that on the return of Dr. Maywood
from church he repaired at 01 ce to the
rontn.oi the mendicant to offer such atten
tions as he might stand in ne> d of. But
tin* young man seemed to be much refreshed
by rest and nutricous food,and commenced
gratefully thanking his ho-t, for the kind
attention he had received, which without
doubt saved his life. "I will recompense
you well, for thank God, I ain not the beg
gar that 1 seeui. 1 was shipwrecked on
Friday night in the Ocean Wave, on my
return from India. My name was doubt
less among the list of the lost—for 1 es
caped from the waves by a miracle. I at
tempted to make my way to New York,
where I have ample funds in bank await
ing my orders, but I must have perished
from cold and hunger, had it not been for
you and your wife's provident charity. 1
was repulsed from every door as an im
postor, and could get neither food nor rest.
To bean exile fiom one's native land fen
years, and then affei escaping from the
perils of the ocean, to die of hunger in the
streets of a Christian city, -I felt truly a
bitter fate."
" My name is Authur YVillett," added
the stranger,
" Why, that is my wife's family name.
She will he doubly pleased at her agency
in your recovery." ,
" Of what State is she a native?" asked
Author Willett, eagerly,
" I married her in the town of B ,
where she was born." At this moment
Mrs. May wood entered the room, surpris
ed at the long absence of her husband.
Authur Willett gazed at her with a look
of the wildest surprise, murmuring.
"It cannot be—it cannot be. I am de
lirious to think so."
f Mrs Maywood gazed with little less as
| tonishment, motionless as a statue.
" What painful mystery is this?" cried
Dr. Maywood, excitedly, addressiug his
| wife, who then became couscious of the
j singularity of her conduct,
" Oh, no mystery," she replied, sighing
| deeply, " only this stranger is the image of
Imy long lost brother Authur." Aud Mrs.
Maywood overcome wilh emotion, turned
j to leave the room.
( " Stay one moment," pleaded the stran
| ger, draw ing a small ring from his finger,
; and holding it up, asked if she recognized
that relic?
" It is my father's gray hair, and you
" His son Authur Willett and your
Marv \V illett Maywood fell upon the
! mendicant's breast, weeping tears of the
i swe. test joy and thank-giving.
Dr. Maywood retired from the room
I and left sister and brother alone in that
: sacred hour of reunion, saying to himself.
| "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers,
! lor thereby some have entertained angels
ii °
The second number of Dr. Hammond s
I Journal of Psycological Med.cine and
Medical Jurisprudence, contains a long
communication on " Dreaming." from
which we extract the following ;
° i
" Lively dreams are, in general, a sign
of the excitement of nervous action. Soft
dreams a sign of slight irritation of the
brain ; often in nervous fevers, announc
ing the approach of a favorable crisis.—
Frightful dreams are a sign of the deter
mination of blood !o the bead. Dreams
about fire ave, in women, signs of an im
pending hemorrhage Dreams about blood
auo r. d ol jeets are signs of inilaunnatorv
conditions. Dreams about rain and water
are signs of d'seased mucous membranes
and dropsy. Dreams of distorted forms
are frequently a sign of abdominal obstruc
tions and disorders of the liver.. Dreams
in which th; patient sees any part of the
body especially suffering, indicate disease
in that part. Dreams about death often
pu cedes apoplexy,which is connected with
deteimiualion of blood to the head.
The nightmare fincuhus ephialtcs), with
great sensitiveness, is a sign of determina
tion of blood to the chest. "To these,"
says Baron Von Feuclitersleben, " we may
add that di earns of dogs, after the bite of a
mad dog, often precede the appearance of
hydrophobia, but mav be only the conse
quences of excited imagination." Doctor
Forbes Winslow quotes several cases in
which dreams are said to have been prog
nostic: " Aruaud de Vilieneuve dreamt
one night that a black cat bit liiiu on the
side. The next day an Hnthra.x appeared
on the part bitten. A patient of Galen
dreamt that one of bis limbs was turned
into stone. Some days after this leg was
paralyzed. Roger d'Oxetyn, Knight of
the Bt company of Douglas, went to sleep
in good health; towards the middle ol the
night be saw in his dream a man infected
with the plague, quite naked, who attacked
him with fury, threw him on the ground
after a desperate struggle, and, holding
him between bis open thighs, vomited the
plague into his mouth Three days after
he wa9 seized with the plague and died. —
HyppoCrates remarks that dreams in which
one sees black spectra are a bad omen."
A Judicial Solomom Decides a Cow
Cask. —ln Dayton. Oido. recently, a man
and a woman laid separate claims to a
cow. Each proved by a crowd of witness
es that the other was at fault, ai d each
proved too, their respectability ami integ
rity. Under such circumstances it became
evident that both were honest in their
claims, and the justsce, with the wisdom
of Solomon, directed the cow to be sent
into a (old with others. The man tried
ail his persuasive powers, but the cow
would not recognize bira. The woman
called out, " Polly !" and the intelligent an
imal scatteied the crowd that surrounded
her and broke for the woman, w here she
rubbed her nose agiinst bor mistress,over-
j -ye.l to find Iter. The justice dccid- d the
cow was hers.
JtfH' Waggs went to the depot of one of
our railways 1 lie other evening, and find
ing the best. car full, said in a loud tone :
" Tins ear isn't going I"
Of course these words caused a general
, -Hampede, and Waggs look the best seat.
The cars soon moved off. In the midst of
the indignation Waggs was questioned :
" You said this car wasn't going."
" 4V ell, it wasn't th< n, it is now !"
The " sold" laughed a little, but \V aggs
came near getting a good thrashing,
I'ridknck.—A Jers>yinan called at a
; hardware store, and, after being shown a '
, large assortment of scissors, turned to the '
j cleik, remarking : " My w ife s putty sick, |
and it's about au even thing if she gets I
auy better ; guess I'll wait and see if she 1
j gets belter 'fore 1 buy any scissors,"
A lively convict in an Indiana Jail, rush
ed nut of ihe door of hn cell as it was opened
opened to lot in his supper, turncd.the key on
i Ihe iailor, and bade a hasty adieu 10 thai
| vicinity. i
Kind I'hOLoht.—A good woman nev
er grows old. Years may pass over her
' head, but if virtue and benevolence dwells
in her heart, she is as cheerful as when
the spring-time of life opened to her view,
i When we never think of her age, she looks
a.m charming as when the rose of youth
bloomed on her cheek. The rose has not
faded yet — it will never fade. In her farn
j ily she is the light and delight. In her
neighborhood, she is the friend and bene
factor. in the church, the devout and exem
plary christian Ob, who does not respect
and love the woman who has pa"t days in
acts of kindness and mercy — who has been
; the friend of God aud man — whose whole
life has been a scene of kindness and love
—a devotion to truth and religion ! We
repeat, such a woman ean never grow old
She will always be fresh and buoyant in
spirit, and active in humble deeds of uiercy
and benevolence.
Tiie Lay oh of Woman. —Woman has
no natural gift more bewitching than a
sweet laugh. It is like the sound of tiutes
on the water. It leaps from her like a
clear sparkling rill ; and the heart that
hears it feels as if bathed in the cool, ex
hilarating spring. Have you ever pursued
an unseen fugitive through trees, led on by
a fairy laugh — now here, now lost,
now found ? We Lave ; and we are
pursuing that wandering voice to this day.
Sometimes it come to us in the midst -of
care or soriow, or irksome business, and
then we turn away and listen, and hear it
ringing in the room like a silver bell, with
power to scare away the evil spirit of
mind. How much we owe to that sweet
laugh ! It turns prose to poetry ; it flings
floweis of sunshine over the darkness of
the wood in which we are traveling ; it
touches with I ght even our sleep, which
is no more than the image of death, but is
consumed with dn-ams that are the shadow
of immortality. — Prentice.
A Mystery Explained, — Kcv. Mr.
of Khinebeck, Dutchess County, is
a bachelor. Noticing early in the spring
that one of his members, a married lady,
was not at meeting for several Sabbaths,
he called to ask the reason, As her reply
was somewhat evasive, he surmised that
she had "notlijng to wear," said he :
"You are waitiug for your spring bon
net, 1 suppose.
Weeks passed and still she did net make
her appearance.
He therefore thought he would call
again. Approaching the house, he saw
her siti.ng at the window, aud blandly re
marked •
"Good morning. Ilave you received
your spring bonnet yet ? '
"Yes, sir," she archly replied. "Shall I
show it to you ?"
"If you please," answered the wondering
Holding up a wee bit of a baby, she
said blushing :
"This is the spring bonnet I was waiting
for ; did I do right T
A Practical Enoch Ardes. —One
fine day a soldier who had been reported
killed, "but was only a prisoner, returned
home to fine that his wife had turned over
a new leaf in the marriage service, and
that another man occupied his seat in the
chimney corner. Did he go to work
slaughtering the false v ife and new hus
band ? Not much, he walked in and
said :
"Well, old gal, how is things ?"
"Puty good, Bill," said the double mar
ried waman, not taken back greatly.
"Which do you prefer, the old or the
now love ?"
She hesitated for au instant and then
said :
"I don't like to hurt your feelings, but
"Oh, spit it right out. Don't mind my
feelings. nor the other chap's ! I won tbe
angry if you come down a little rough on
mv vanity. Count on me being amiable.
I won't cut up nasty if you should go back
on me."
"I'm triad you're so thoughtful, Bill ;
and I acknowledge that 1 do like my pres
ent husband best ; but if anything should
happen to him, I know nobody else I
would so soon join fortunes with again as
"That's the way to talk it. I'lHiow bid
you good bye, hoping that no Occident
will happen to the other fellow, and that
he will like lontr to enjoy your delightful
socielv. Good day."
And the careless husband traveled off,
with his knapsack oo his back, whistling
in cheery clear tones, "The girl I left be
hind me,"
An old lady who had never traveled in
the cars, resolved last year to visit Boston.
She had no sooner alighted from the car
than a man took hold of her arm with the
usual, "Have a hack V Looking him full
in the face, (the drawled out hesitatingly.
"Waal I dunno, be they good to eat ?"
A Maine mechanic has procured a pat
ent for an invention for running shafting at
right angles or at any angle, without the
use of gearing or belting. Tbe idea is en
tirely novel. A slide bar is placed in the
angle, and motion transferred by the ac
tion of a double crank on each shaft. The
machinery runs without the least noise. —
Bonner's horse Dexter i said to be ten
i years old.
TERMS, $2.00 Per. ANNUM, in Advance.
Pist aito gftfiftfoise.
A minister of the Established CoarchJ ia
England,asked an itinerant preacher, "iiow
; does it happen that you have not more doc
| tors of divinity in your connection ?" The
I reply was. "Because our divinity is never
A Lawyer had his portrait taken in his
favorite attitude, standing with his hands in
his pockets. "It would resemble him more
j closely," said an acquaintance, "if he had hie
; hands iu somebody else's pockets."
Printer —fool enough,
Puffs the folks ao funny ;
lie does all the pufl
They get all the money !
"John, did Mrs. Green get the medicine I
j ordered ?" "I guess so " replied John, "for I
saw crape on the door next morning."
Some one has sweetly said of those who
die young, that they aie like the Alpine lauib
which shepherds bear ia their arms to higher
and greener pastures, that thd flocks uuy
follow them.
Keep up the habit of being rc £ pectcd, and
do not attempt to be more amusing ' and
agreeable than is consistent with the preser
vation of respect.
It is more difficult, and Calls for higher
energies of soul, to lve a martyr thsn to die
An anecdote of Sir William Hamilton, itr
his account of the clearing away of some des
mohshed houses after a Sicilian earthquake
evinces the strength of maternal affection.—
"Beneath the ruins," says he, " the meD
were discovered in an a'titude of resistance*
and the women in that of prayer, saving only
the mothers, who were invariably found
brooding over their children."
' 4 >-
If you your iips
Would keep from slips,
Five thing 6 observe with care
Of whom you speak,
To whom you speak,
And how, and when, and where.
A modern philosopher, taking the motion
of the earth on its axis at seventeen miles a
second, says that if you take off your hat in
the street to bow to a friend you go seven
teen miles bareheaded without taking cold.
The people of both Chicago and Xew York
who ride on tbe passenger railways of those
cities, are marvelling greatly at the great vigs
or of what they call '"insect lite on the cars.''
A Yankee being asked to describe bis wife
said : "Why, sir, she'd make a regular fast
go-a-head steamer, my wife would—she has
a wonderful talent for blowing up."
A very modest young lady who was a pass
senger on board a packet sbip, it is said,
sprung out of her berth, and jumped over
board on hearing the captain, during a storm
order the mate to "haul down the sheets."
John Brougham, in company with a friend
once called at the house of Bancroft, the his
torian. "They tell me," said the latter to
Brougham, in the course of conversation,
"that you love a glass of wine." "Those who
so informed you," replied Brougham, "have
done me a great injustice— they should have
said a bottle."
"I'm a broken man," exclaimed a poet. —
"So I think," was the answer, "for I have
seen your pieces."
Our lives are truly at an end when we are
beloved no longer ; the chilliness of the grave
has been passed through.
If ill-luck befall you, think that it may be
a blessing to somebody else, and that your
turn may come next.
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Love is the shadow of the morning, which
decreases as the day advances. Frteudship
is the shadow of the evening.which strength
ens with the setting sun of life.
A teacher of penmanship,in twelve lessons,
taught a lawyer to read his own writing.
The officer who recently arrested a savage
blow has since further distinguished himself
by stopping a flying report, and catching a
violent cold.
Why is a kiss like the creation of the
j world 1 Because it is made of nothing aDd ia
: all very good.
| "Won't the boa constructor bite me
| aa id a little boy to a showman. "Oh, no,boy
I he never bites—he swallows his wittlea
Josh Billings says : if you trade with a
Yankee, steal his knife fust, f>r if he gets to
whittling you are gone in spite of thunder.
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