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l\je lUmocrat,
HARVEY SICKLER, Editor.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA
Wednesday, Apr. 12,1865.
THE N. IS, DEMOCRAT OFUCE, has been
removed "round tbe cormer" to rooms over
Hon. Win, M. Piatt's Law office. Our de
linquent subscribers should not forget the
place. It is a great deal easier to find tbe
office, now. than ever before. Try it!
■ ■
sx It is with emotions of pleasure and
gratitude that we announce, to day, the no
biest and most decisive victory of the war.
Gen. Lee has surrendered himself and his
army to our forces, upon terms entirely hon
orable to all concerned. The victory is enno
bled by being a bloodless one. The only
man that could centre and control! the dis
cordant and rebellious elements of tho south,
has pledged his honor not to take up arms
until exchanged. With judicious manage
ment, and the exercise of wise statesmanship
the war would now be at an end, and tha
union speedily restored. Whether the im
practicable, fanatical crew, who now controll
our affairs, will listen to the voice of reason,
and humanity, and stop the further useless
sacrifice of' blood ml _'reasure, remains to
be seen.
llow THE MONEY GOF.S. The Legislature
of our State has passed a bill to increase the.
pay of members to SIOOO each, being an ad
vance of S3OO on the pay of last year. So
much for Abolition retrenchment and reform,
about which we heard so much previous to
the advent of the present party topiwer
But as long as the people can be gulled by
their promises, which are only made *to be
broken, just that leng will tho tax-payers be
plundered with impunity. The Abolitionists
seek office for the purpose af enriching them
selves at the expense of the people, and the
winder is that the members did not make
their own pay S2OOO while they were at it.
They will do this next year, mark our pre
diction—if sustained at the ballot boxes in
October. Lancaster L.teilgencer.
PEACE. —The following is an extract from
Greeley's peace article in the Tribune, of the
20th ult.
"We are confident that the rebellion is
crushed, and further blood-shed needless, —
Only let President Liucolu ev uce an earnest
desire that the war shall now end—let him
appeal to the people of the South to 6tay this
useless, wasteful effusion of blood and throw
herself on the clemency of their country, and
we firmly believe that the next thirty days
may see the close of the war."
This means that the Abolition party shall
get ready to veer around, as soon as the war
closes take possession of the peace platform,
and tben curse the war into ignomin\ r —all
to be on the popular side. Following up the
Tribune, the Washington Chronicle says:
"In our judgment, the only way to attain
these results, is by tho exercise of a wise and
liberal poiicy toward the southern people.
The spirit of revenge must have no place in
our treatment of them. Luckily, policy and
expediency call for the exercise of magnan
imity and liberality. Cupidity and cruelty
may demand indiscriminate confiscations and
relentless persecutions ; but a wise and hu
mane Government will turn a deaf ear to
such scoundrels: In no other way can the
country escape all the horrors of a protracted
financial revulsion. Expediency and duty
are always in harmony, but it is not„often in
human affairs that the parallel is so unmis
takable."
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How TRUE. —The Cincinnati Gazette says
"The patriot In this war is the private
soldier; the man who endures all the hard
ships and faces all the dangers of the war
with no share in its rewards and tut an un
divided portion in its glories which bring no
personal honors. They advance to the charge
which decides the fate of the battle in the
face of a storm of death, or they rush to the
assault of murderous fortifications a glorious
sictory won, the commander's name rings
ihroughout the land, the swift gratitude of
♦be Government mounts the popular impulse
and promotes him, perhaps repeating it at an
instant; they fall to unknown grave", their
names even too numerous for the war bulle
tins, An indifferent addenda to the glorious
ascription mentions our loss at so many thou
sands, and the country congratulates itself on
the cheapness of the victory, and pays its
dept of gratitude in honors and offerings to
the fotunate commander."
——
XX A doctor up town, recently gave
the following prescription for a lady : "A
new bonnet, a Cashmere ghawl and a new
pair of gaiter boots." The lady, it is now
needless to say, has entirely recovered.
■•>
STX The "colored people" of Rhode Is
land have nominated Edward Harris, of
Woonsocket as their candidate for governor.
Hope he may be elected.
A Scribler from Charleston has 6ent some
relics, from what he calls a slave pen io that
locality, to Boston. It ought to be placed
side by side with a relic of a slave-ship, in
which the Yankees carried tho negroes they
stole from Africa and 6old South.
SURRENDER OF LEE AND
HISWJROLE ARMY TO
GRANT.
A GREAT ANDBLOUDLfifIf VICTORY
MAY IT BRING TRUE PEACE AND
UNION.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON. D. C.
April 9, 1865—P. M.— Major Gen. John A.
Dix, New York : Tbe Department has just
received official report of the surrender, this
day, of General Lee and his army to Lieut.
General Grant. Details will be given speed*
ily as possible.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS ARMT or THE U. S. 430
April 6.— Hon Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary
of War'. General Lee surrendered the Ar
my of Northern Virginia this afternoon, upon
terms proposed by myself. Tho accompany
ing additional correspondence will 6how the
conditions fully.
(Signed) U. S. GRANT,
Lieutenrnt General.
APRIL 9, 1865.— Generul : I received ysur
note of this morning on the picket line
whither I had come to meet you and ascer
tain definitely what terms were embraced in
your proposition of yesterday with reference
to tho surrender of this army. I now re
quest an interview in accordance with the
offer contained in your letter of yesterday,
for that purpose. Yery respectfully your
obedient servant,
R. E. LEE, General.
To Lieutenant General U, S. Grant, Com
manding U. S. Armies.
APRIL 6, 1865.—Gen, R. E. Lee, Com
manding U.S. A: Your note of this date
is but this moment (11.50,) eleven fifty A.
M., received. In consequence of my having
passed from the Richmond and Lynchburg
road to the Farmville and Lyuchburg road,
lam at this writing about four (4) miles
west of Waller's church, and will push for
ward to the front for the purpose of meeting
you. Notice sent to me on this road where
you wish the interview to take place will
meet me.
ery respectfully, your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
Lieutenant General,
APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, <;AprU 9, 1865.
General R. E. Lee, Commanding Confeder
ate States-. In accordance with the substance
of my letter to you of the Bth inst, 1 pro
pose to receive the surrender of the Army of
Northern Virginia on the following terms, to
wit: rolls of all the officers and men to be
made in duplicate ; one copy to be given to
an officer designated by me, the other to be
retained by such officer or officers as you
may designate; the Officers to give their in
dividual paroles not to take up arms against
the Government of the United States, until
properly exchanged ; and each company or
regimental commander, sign a like parolo for
the men of their commands. The arms, ar
tillery, and public property to be parked and
stacked aDd turned over to tbe officers ap
pointed by me to receive them. This will
not embrace side arms of the officers, ncr
their private horses or baggage. This done,
each officer and man will be allowed to re*
turn to their homes, not to be disturbed by
United States authority, so long as they ob
serve their parole and tbe laws in force
where they may reside.
Very respectfully, U. S. GRANT,
Lieutenant General.'
HEADQUARTERS, ARMT NORTHERN VIR
GINIA, 9lh April, 1865,— Lieut. Gen, U.S.
Grant Commanding U.S. A: —General I
have received jour letter of this date, con
taining the terras of surrender of the Army
of Northern Virginia, as proposed by you,
As they are substantially the same as those
expressed in your letter of the Bth inst., they
are accepted. I will proceed to designate the
proper officers to carry the stipulations into
effect.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. LEE, General.
The following is the previous correspon-
between Lieut. General Grant and
Gen. Lee, referred to in the foregoing tele
gram to the Secretary of War.
CUFTON HOUSE, Va., April 9, 1865.— H0n.
Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary oj War: The
following correspondence has taken place
between General Lee and myself. There has
been no relaxation in the pursuit during its
pendency.
(Signed) U.S.Grant,
Lieutenant General.
APRIL 7, 1865— Gen. R E. Lee, CBM
manding C. S. A. ; General:—The result of
the last week must convince you of the hope
lessness of further resistance on the part of
the Array of Northern Virginia in this strug
gle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my
duty to shift from myself the responsibility of
any further effusion ol blood by asking of yon
the surrender of that portion of the Confeder
ate States Array known as the Army of
Northern Virginia.
Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT,
Lieut. Gen. Commanding Armies U. S.
APRIL 7tb, 1865. General: I have rcceir
ed your note of this date. Though not en
tirely of the opinion you expreas of the hope
lessness of the further resistance on the part
of the Army of Northern Virginia, I recipro
cate your desire to avoid useless effusion of
biood, and therefore, before considering youf
proposition, ask tfee terms m will offer on
condition of its surrender.
(Signed) R. E. ERE, Goneral,
To Lieut. General Grant, Commanding Ar
mies of the United States.
APRIL Bth, 1865—Gebfcral R.E. Lee, Com*
maoding C. S. A. : General— Your note of
latt evening in reply to mine of same date,
asking conditions on which I will accept the
surrender of the Amy of Northern Virginia,
is just received. In reply, I would say that
peace being my first desire, there is but one
condition 1 insist upon, viz: That the men
surrendered shall be disqualified for taking
up arms again against the Government of the
United States until properly exchanged. I
will meet you or designate officers to meet
any officers you may name for the same pur
pose, at any point agreeable to you, for the
purpose of arranging definitely the terms up
on which the surrender ol the Army of Nor
thern Virginia will be received.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. Gen.
Commanding Armies U. S.
APRIL, 8, 1865,: General—l received, at a
late honr, your note of to day, in answer to
mine of yesterday. I did not intend to pro
pose the surrender of the Army of Northern
Vtrginia, but to ask the terms of y our propo
sitions. To be frank, I do not think the
emergency has arisen to call for the surren
der of this; but as the restoration of peace
sboold be the sole object of all, I desire to
know whether your proposals would tend to
that end. I cannot, therefore, meet you with
a view to surrender the Army of Northern
Virginia; but as far as your proposition may
affect the Confedsiate States forces under my
command, and tend to the restoration of
peace, I should be pleased to meet you at ten
(10) A. M. to morrow, on the old stage road
to Richmond, between the picket lines of th e
two (2) armies.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. E. LEE, General C. S. A.
To General Grant, Commanding Armies
U. S.
APRIL 9th, 1865—Gen R. E. Lee, Com
manding C. S.: General—your note of yes
terday received. As I have no authority to
treat on the subject ol peace, the meeting
proposed for rcn (10) A. M. to day could lead
to no good. I will state, however, General
that I am equally anxious for peace with
yourself, and the whole North entertain the
same feeling. The terms upon which peace
can be had are well understood. By the
South laying down their arms, they will has
ten that most desirable event,save thousands
of buman lives and hundred of millions of
property not yet destroyed. Sincerely hop
ing that all our difficulties may be settled
without the loss of another life, I subscribe
myself, very respectfully your obedient ser
vant.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. Gen. U. S. A.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C.
April 9ih, 1865-9 30 P. M.—Lieut. Gen.
Grant: Tuanks be to Almighty God for the
great victory with which He has this day
crowned you and the gallant army under your
command- The thanks of this Department,
and of the people of the United States—their
reverence and honor have been deserved and
will be remembered to you and the brave and
gallant officers and soldiers of your army, for
all time.
(Signed) EOWIN M. STANTON.
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D. C..
April 9,10 P. M 1865.—Ordered : That a
salute of two hundred (200) guns be fired at
the head quarters of every army and depart
ment, and at every poat and arsenal in the
United States, and at the Military Academy
at West Point on the day of the receipt of
this order, in commemoration of the surren
der of General R. E, Lee and the Army of
Northern Virginia to Lieut. Gen. G rant and
the srtny under his command. Report of the
receipt and execution of this order to be
made to Adjutent General at Washington.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
[Th e message was received at tbe
American Telegraph office by operators He
bcr C. Robinson and Joseph Bradley, who
feel tbat this is the last opportunity they or
any other operator in Philadelphia will ever
have of receiving Dews tbat will awaken simi"
lar enthusiasm.]
G3T Simeon Draper's 800 charged .SIBO
000 for two weeks' labor at Savannah, mark
ing the cotton which was seized there New
York Express.
It is our deliberate judgment that the
young Draper is a full believer in the doc
trine that' 'Modesty is a quality that highly
adorns a woman 1 ' but is not a component
part of the character of a gentleman and pa
triot. SIBO,OOO for two weeks, is $360,000
a month, or $4,320,000 per annum. A toler
ably fat office for a young man amid the
pressure of hard times during our great civil
war. That he has at least a full apprecia
tion of the value of his service*, we shall cot
attempt to deny. However, having displayed
such astonishing ability for charging, we
suggest that he shall now join the cavalry so
that he may charge to bis heart's content,
and inflict his destructive blows upon the
enemy. It is a sad thought that the huge
grabber pendant at the extremity of his cot
lossal right arm should be devoted to the
depletion of the Treasury of his own country.
Patriotic young man I Has he shown him
self "eager for the frsy ?" Is he maimed and
battle scarred, that such reward should be
his? What nation, or set of lunatics ever
dreamed of giving such compensation for
any manner of service ? He join the cavalry
draw his sabre and venture so much as to
look upon the angry enemy ! Not a bit of
it. Not even a taste. If this intensely 1
loyal young Draper be really a eon of Simeon
It* can have no stomach for anything of the
sort, though be certainly possesses the
strength of a Sampson to draw his enormous
pay.*- Washington— Union. '
TfttE DRAFT.
For the following iti relation to the draft,
which will bo ot interest to many of our
readers—we are indebted to the courtesy ol
Deputy ProToat Marshal Stephens.
TROT, BRADFORD Co. Pa. Apr. 8. 1865.
HARVET SICKLER, Esq.
DEAR SIR: Believ
ing that the people n Wyoming County,
have considerable anxiety concerning the
draft under the call of the President of Dec.
19ih, 1864, and as to the probabilities of its
beiDg postponed, by reason of the fall of
Richmond, and tbe late success of our army ;
I will briefly state, tbat, it appears at pres
ent. tbat there is to be no delay, in conse
quence of the late victories. The Board of
Enrollment, in the 13th District, have re
ceived orders to proceed with the Draft at
once ; and the drawing will commence on
Monday, the 10th inat. I send a statement
of tbe Quota of the County as assigned to the
differem Townships, Ac.
Yours Respectfully,
L. H. STEPHENS.
No LI- No. TO BE
ABLK. QUOTA, DRAWN.
Northmorolaud, 45 12
Exeter, 2 4 2
Tunk. Bor>' 18 7 14
Tunk. Township 43 11 22
Eaton, 36 10 2 0
Monroe, 14 14 14
Lemoa, 6 12
Meshoppen, 21 10 20
Washington, 53 10 20
Forkston, 77 7
Mehoopany, 65 8 16
North Branch, 12 2 4
W indham, 6 11 6
Orerfield, 17 2 4
Falls, 34 16 32
Clinton, full by volunteering.
Braintrim, " " "
Nicholson, " " "
P. S. —It will be seen that some Townships hars
not enough to fill tha Quota Required ; also, that
Clintou. Braintrim and Nicholson, are already filled
by volunteering.
JC2T JEFF. DAVIS' PEACE PROPOSITIAN.
The New York Herald , of Tuesday, has the
following despatch from Washirgton :
The grand success of our armies before
Richmond during the last three days hss in
a measure, removed the secresy from events
which have transpired at City Point since tbe
President arrived there. lam informed by
a high official in the government that in the
early part of last week, Jeff. Davis made a
direct overture to Mr. Lincoln to surrender
everything to the United States government,
and asked but one condition— everything
else he would yield. That condiiton was,
t hat all who had taken part in the rebellion
should be resto r ed to citizenship. All else
he would give up if that would be granted.
Mr. Lincoln's reply was that "He did uot
have the power to grant tbat point. Con
gress had passed a law expressly prohibiting
all persons in this rebellion holding important
official positions, as well as all in their armies
above the rank of Colonel, from being restor
ed to citizenship, and had, therefore, taken it
outofhis power to accede to that proposition"
This ended that peace negotiation, and fight
ing commenced within forty eight hours af
terwards.
The President wrote to Secretary Seward
detailing the above facts. The latter, upon
receiving the letter, immediately started for
City Point to urge the President to accept
the proposition immediately, call an extra
I session of Congress, and appeal to their uiag
-1 a&niuiity to ratify the terms of settlement.—
But, be f ore Mr Seward anired the fighting
had commenced which resulted in the cap
ture of Richmond. These facts are from a
reliable source, and may bo considered semi
official.
If this be true and had Seward's advice
been taken many thousand lives would have
been saved.
An Abolitionist en Abolitionism.
" THE WHOLE IDEA OF FLEKDMEN. A HIDE
OUS JOKF.."
At a recent meeting of the anti-slavery
society in Boston a sharp discussion arose in
relation to the condition of the "freedmon,"
the effect of Lincoln's emancipation procla
mation, Ac., Ac. Dr. Knox, who had been
down south, at Beaufort, among the R lands
within Saxten's line, and who said he spoke
the literal truth, from actual experience, de
clared that the whole idea of "freedmen" was
a hideous joke; the President's emancipa
tion proclamation a sham. The so-called
freedmen of the south, were, today, as bd
off as they were In slavery ; worse off than
before tbe war, for the northern men who
have gono down there and undertaken the
charge of the "pool negro," in the name of
philanthropy, were full as wicked, as oppres
sive, as tyrannical—yes, more wicked and
avaricious, than tbe original slaveholder.—
The day wages for a negro on the Sea Island
cotton fields is worth $4 a day, at the pres
ent prices for cotton ; but they who hold the
plantations make the negro work for fifteen
cents a day, and, if he dares to .complain, is
treated with the foulest language, abused in
various cruel ways, scourged, told he is not
worthy of freedom if he complains,and threat
ened with immediate enlistment in the army.
In this way, they are forced to submit to tbe
most galling servitude.
Dr. Knox then turned his attention to the
Freedmen's society. He characterized it as
"The God-forsaken National Freedmen's
Aid Society !" It was a humbug, a cheat;
obtaining funds under false pretences to buy
goods, which they sell to the negroes and
then pocket the money. The society, united
with tbe new northern slaveholders, were
grinding the negro to the diist, in the name
of humanity, and growing rich out of the suf
ferings of the black man, and the miseries of
the country. As for General Sax ton, Dr.
Knox declared, in the moat emphatic terms
and repeated the declaration, that Gen. Sax
ton. who is a coward and a rascal, stands at
the bead of this oppression, and is, practi
cally, tho leader and the head of the slave
holders at Fort Royal." '
A Pointed Rebuke.
— ———
A debate took place in the U.S. Senate
recently on the question of illegal arrests
It vu contended by many Senators of both
parties that no man can be arrested without
"due process of law," and tbat military trials
are mere mockeriea, unconstitutional, unlaw
ful and villainous. Conness, tbe miserable
creature, who misrepresents the great State
of California in the Senate, expressed himself
in favor of illegal arrests and trial by drunken
military courts. In his speech on ttie sub
ject, he said he "cared nothing for the Con
stitution." Senator Trumbull of Illinois
who is a strong Republican partisan, but un
like most prominent men of that party, op
posed to infidelity, perjury and wickedness,
replied to the expression used by Conness,
and in doing so, literally skinned the poor,
California Infidel alive. We quote from the
Globe:
Mr. Trumbull. A word or two, only a
word or two, as the Senator from California
(Mr. Conness) who modestly assumes so
much patriotism ; and if patriotism consists
in noiso and bluster, he certainly is possessed
of a great deal. He made himself heard most
certainly, and he talks of "croaking" and of
"cowards," and says that he cares nothing
for the Goustitution, so that he has a coun
try. He had better migrate to Dahoonev
or somewhere else, where there is a country.
I care, sir, for the Constitution and for liber
ty, and I think a country or life itself scarce
ly worth having without liberty- -without
liberty regulated by law. But he is bold and
brave ! bold enough to violate his oath and
defy the Almighty ! Yes, sir, bold and brave
and would sink tbe government, woulu vots
Against all appr( priatioue, so ner than not
have the power to try a man by court mar
tial or a military commission. That grtai
patriot would stand here and vote—vote
against appropriations for the army or any
thing else, if he could not arrest somebody
and try him in a loyal State, where the
courts are open by military commission or
court martial ! He says substantially, "I
will not appropriate to sustain our soldiers ;
the rebels may come here and tear down the
Capitol and destroy the Government, because
I, the Infidel Senator from California, canoot
be perm tied to have somebody arrested—no
not arressted, but cannot have somebody
tried by a court martial and that is his
"patriotism that is his love of country ! 1
And he says no provost marshal arrested
him. Why, sir, those who "crook the preg
nant hinge 9of the knee where thrift may
follow fawning" are never arrested.
Mr. Conness rose.
PRESIDING OFFICER : Docs the Senator
from Illinois give way ?
Mr. Trumbull. Wh3ti lam through the
Senator can talk if he wishes. He need not
expect to be arrested ; but the l'.ftrty he
talks of is the liberty of the highwayman.
Disregard law ! How is he any better than
the brigand who meets ycu at night and
calls upon you to stand and deliver ? No
regard for law; he cares "nothing for the
Constitution," so that he has a country, and j
he talks of cowards and croaker ! Sir, lam
not brave enough, thank God ! I am not
bold enough to walk up to that stand and lay
my hands upon the words of Eternal Life
and promise, calling God to witness, to
maintain the Constitution, and then say I
care nothing for ii! Ia n not bold
enough to make such a declaration. I hope
I never may be. Sir, if nothing else should
restrain us from treating with contempt the
, Constution of the country, the oath wc have
taken should restrain us, ibe appeal we have
made to the Supreme Being, should withhold
from us such a declaration. I say that Ido
care for the Constitution and tor law and for
liberty, and that I ain for preserving them
•all, and the country and the Union also, for
it is the Constitution and liberty that make
the Union worth preserving. Without
them a Union forced by arbitrary power, a
Union such as is brought about by the heel
of despotism is not the Union I ara strug
gling for. It is not the Union that the brave
soldiers of the republic are fighting for—,
They go forth to battle for the purpose of
maintaining the Constitution under which
they themselves have enjoyed frpedom, and
handing it down for the protection of their
posterity. It is for this we are fighting, and
not simply to try a man by court martial or
a military commission,
I have no disposition to prolong the de
bate. Ido not desire the bill to be lost, but
I have felt it due to myself to say this much
after the remarks made by the Senator
from California.
Our opponents used to claim with
admirable persistency that their party mon
opolized all the intelligence and all the decen
cy, Mr. Lincoln is the compendium ot "nil
the intelligence," and Andy Johnson of "all
the decency."
A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR ON ANDY JOHN
SON.—Gov, Buckingham, of Connecticut; has
issued a proclamation for a fast day, in which
he refers to the crying sins of the times,
among them cnumeratiug the "incoherence"
of Andy Johnsort :
"The oath of fidelity to the Constitution
and the high official duty, has recently been
taken with a stammering tongue, in the pres
once of, and to the reproach of the American
people."
TEACHERS EXAMINATIONS.
The annual examinations for school teachers for
Wyoming County will be held at the following nam
ed places commencing at 10 o'clock A- M.
J>irctors are requested te be present and havp
buildings in readiness for operations. All intending
to teach attend ! Come prepared with paper sad
pencil and 5 cent Revenue stamp,
At Factoryville f>r Clinton April 15th
" Pierceville * Nicholson " 22nd.
'■ Sterling,ilh " j '• 26th,
•' " j ForiS"'"^-
f Exeter
" Centremoreland " < Monroe " 27th
( Northmoreland
AtTunkhannock for Eatou. Tunkbannock and
other Townships April 29th and May 6th, '
W. LaMouto Co. Supe't.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Our Office will now be found directly ore? Wk
M. Piatt's.— Stark's Brick Block, Second story.
Gold wm quoted in New York on Monday la* at
145 to 146. Good* of all kinds aa a consequence an
taking a tumble, Let 'em tumble !
The Canal lincethe great flood, ia t*
? uo ' an *l far aa boating ia concerned for the mm.
ent season, ia likely to remain 80.
The Ferry at thi. place ia now in full operation
Mesara Ooodale A Dana having p-ocnred and n.t
up a good wire rope, which with their large m*
boat, makes the transit across the river at this plaee
comparatively safo and easy.
The First Step.—An old criminal was one#
asked what was the first step that led to his rife
when he answered :
'The first step was CHEETING THE PRINTER
out of two year's subscription. When I had dona
■that, the devil got such a grip on me that I eoald
never shake him off."
Lines, entitled "The Soldier's Homeless Boy"
would have found a place in our columns, had nol
the writer, or the person requesting their publication
been too modest to furnish us with his or her miat'
Tho rule, that a name should accompany all commu
nications to the De mocrat, is an inflexible one ; —g
one of which our readers have had notice for at laasl
a scoie of times.
Stores and Tin-ware can now be had, at thu
tin-shop, at this place, at prices far below tknse
which all dealers have been obliged to charge here
tofore. Mr. Mills seems willing that his customer*
should hare the benefit of the fall in gold, though,
of course, his profits will be seriously diminished
Besides, he advertise*. Purchasers may always h*
sure that the man who adrertisos is anxious to sell;
and vice versa.
"A word to the wise" Ac.,
Snow.—The 'Bowman's Creek Mountain"— ef
which we have a full view from our office—is now
(Monday morning) covered with snow. The saao
storm brought rain and sleet to us in the valley.—
Such a prospect we doubt-not would be decidedly
cool and refreshing to our soldiers, who are toiling
on the dusty highways of the Old Dominion or thn
ft rid of the Carol in&s.
list the first No aof the Petrohum Telegraph pub
lished at Corry. Erie Co. Pa by F. H. Baldwin lato
of the Democrat , at Waverly. and Alvin Day a for
mer Editor of this paper. The Telegraph is inde
pendent in politics—being much devoted to "lie"—
and presents a neat and handiom- appearance. W*-
bope our friend Day, who is one of the best practical,,
newspaper and job printer in the State—will! have
no difficulty, in that region of grease, in finding the
material that makes presses move easily.
iDieci.
OVERFIELD —In Meshoppen Wyoming Co. Pa. em
the -17 th Feby. Mrs. Farlee Ovcrfield> relict of the
late Moses Overfield, in the Girt year ot her age _
The deceased was born in the state of Maine,
moved at an early age with her Father to Pa. Sh -
reared A large family of children, and was spared to •
see tbrni all grow up under her maternal carer '
She was possess* d of an unusually fine mind . ,
stiengtbened and improved by a liberal education-. •
In all the relations of life she was eminent far a* 1 *
conscientious discharge of duty and a warm Unselfish
affection. Unpreten lingly, though doepiy pious, eite ,
impressed all who kuew her with the excalienee ot
her fnith and taught them that religion, pure and:'
undefiled, is all sufficient for tho pcrfeetiou ofhumep.,
lovelinoss. . ' %
During a long and painful illness was ever 1 -' :
patient and kind,never complaining but at the trod- '' .
ble and care to which her he;pica*condition subject-- , .
ed her affectionate attendants. .
A few days before her death in a short converse— '
tion with the writer she said :
"I know that my Redeemer liveth."
Truly there is an aching void in the family circle?
but it her righteous prayers are answered the parting
is not final, but she will meet her dear ones in that
blissful laud, where sorrow never comes and wiser*
there is no more parting. She was a good wif* end
a good mother, let us endeavor by God's grace to
to learn the lessou of her life to our souls salvatiea -
and she shall not have lived or died in vain.
SOLS ELKS FALX.ENF.
AND SO JIAS
THE PRICES, i ;r
AT
o. s.
STIVE AM If tm
. TUNKHANNQCK,
where every thing in eh. line el hie tr.de ett b.
i had at the
LOWEST LIVING PROFITS.
HOUSE-KEEPERS will find at hia Shop, the lat
est and most improved Patterns of
coois.i]\r&,
AND
F&SIiQS STOVES,
with all the FURNITURE and FIXTURES complet*.
Roofing & Guttering.
in all its branches, attended to on short notioe and en
fTV
REASONABLE TERM Si
RBPAXniSf
PROMPTLY, NEATLY, AND CHEAPLY DONB.
, 0. S. MILLS
Tunkhamuxk, Apr. 12th, 1963.—y5-nl3.
"WALL'S HOTEL,
LATE AMERICAN HOUSE,
TUNKHANNOCK, NVYOMING CO., P^.
rHIS establishment has' recently been refitted aa
furnished in the latest style. Every atteatieiv
mil be given to the comfort and convenience of those •
whe patronize the House. •• "
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor :
Tankhanneck, September 11, 1861. ' '

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