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JOB WORK •f all kinds neatly executed, and at prices to suit to times. All TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS and JOB WORK must be paid for, when ordered sushm joticfg. OR.IT YV E L ITT IE "ATTORNEYS AT K LAW Office on Tioga Street Tunkhanneck Pa TTTM. M. PIATT, ATTORNEY AT LAWjOf V\ fice in Stark's Brick Block Tioga St., Tunk hannock, Pa. H S.COOPER, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON • Newton Centre. Luzerne County Pa. ETpARRISH, ATTORNEY AT LAW • Offi-e at the Court House, in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co, Pa. W, RHOADS, PHYSICIAN & SURGEON • will attend promptly to all calls in his pro fession. May be found §t his Office at ■ the Drug Store, or at his residence on Putraan Sreet, formerly occupied by A, K. Peckham Esq. DENTISTRY. DR. L T. BURNS has permanently located in Yunkhannocli Borough, an J respectfully tenders his professional services to its citizens. Office on second floor, formerly occupied by Dr. Wilman. v6n3otf. HARHISBUHG, PENNA. The undersigned having lately purchased the ] • BUEHLER HOUSE " property, has already com meuced such alterations and improvements as will render this old and popular House equal, if not supe rior, to any Hotel in the City of Harrisburg. A' continuance of the public patronage is refpect fally solicited. 7 GEO. J. BOLTON- HOTEL^ LATE AMERICAN HOUSE, Y U If KHAN NOCK, WYOMING CO., PA. THIS establishment has recently been refitted an furnished in the latest style. Every attention ,rtM he given to the comfort and convenience of those whe patronize the House. T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor: Tankhannock, September 11, 1861. NORTH BRANCH HOTEL, MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA Wm. H. CORTRIGHT, Prop'r HAVING resumed the proprietorship of the above Hotel, the undersigned will spare no efforts render the house an agreeable place of sojourn to all who may favor it with their custom. Wm. H. CORTRIGHT. fane, 3rd, 1863 YOWANX3 A, PA . p. B- BARTLET, (Lata of tu. BBRAIHARD Ilorss, ELMIRA, N Y. PROPRIETOR. Tha MEANS HOTEL, is one of the LARGEST aad BEST ARRANGED Houses in the country— lt Is fitted up in the most modern and improved style, AIL BO pains are spared to make it a pleasant and agreeable stopping-place for all, T 3, n2l, ly. Remedial Institute FOR SPECIAL CASES. No. JWBond Street, New York. XST Eull Information, with the highest testimo nials i also, a Book on Special Diseases, in a seal ed envelope, sent free. Be sure and send for Uhem, arid you uiU not regret it ; for, as adver tising physicians are generally impostors, without vqftrenets no straoger should be trusted Enclose • stamp for postage, tnd direct to DR. LA WREN CE 14 Bond Street, New York. v6n!sl?r., NEW TAILORING SHOP the Subscriber having had a sixteen years prac tieal experience in cutting and making clothing MV offers his services in this line to the citizens of ■ffittOLSOß and vicinity. . Those wishing to get Pits will find his shop the )}gf| to gat them. JOBL, R. SMITH - nSO-6mos THE GLORY OF MAN IS STRENGTH.—There nervous and debilitated should immediately i use HHUIBOLD'S EXTRACT BUCHU. MUM & WUIM COLVHI A LARGE STOCK. OF" SPRING GOODS, JUST RBCIIVED AND Tor Sale CHE,iP, < O ALL KINDS OF Produce TAKIN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS, AT BUNNELL A BANNATYNE'S Tunkhannoclt , Pa. t vsn4l. TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RlGHT."— Thomas Jefferson. TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1867- LISZT'S TVT ARRIAGB THE STORY OF A PIANIST. After having passed the summer visiting the principal towns of Germany, the cele brated pianist, Liszt, arrived in Prague in October, 1846, The next day after he came, his apart ment was entered by a stranger —an old man, whose appearance indicated misery and suffering. The musician received him with a cordiality which he would not, per haps, have shown to a nobleman. Encour aged by his kindness, his visitor said : "I come to you sir as a brother. Ex cuse me if I take this title,notwithstanding the distance that divides us ; but formerly I could boast some skill of playing on a piano, and by giving instruction I gained a comfortable livelihood. Now I am old, feeble, burdened with a large family, and destitute of pupils. I live at Nurembarg, but. I came to Prague to seek to recover the remnant of a small property which be longed to my ancestors. Althought nomi nally successful, the expense of a long liti gation has more than swallowed up the tri fling sum I recovered. To day I set out for home, penniless." "And you have come to me ? You have done well, and I thank you for this proof of your esteem. To assist a brother professor is to me more than a duty—it is a pleasure. Artists should have their purse in common; and if fortune neglects some, in order to treat the otherstbetter than they deserve, it only makes it more necessary lo preserve the equilibrium by fraternal kindness. — That's my system ; so don't speak of grat itude, for I feel that I only discharge a debt." As he uttered these generous words, Liszt opened a drawer in his writing-case, and started when he saw.that his usual de pository for money contained but three ducats. He summoned his servant. "Where is the money ?" he asked. "There, sir," replied the man, pointing to the open drawer. "There ? Why, tLere's scarcely any thing." "I Know it, sir. If you please to remem ber, I told you yesterday that the cash was nearly exhausted." "You see, mi dear brother," said Liszt, smiling, "that for a moment I am no rich er than you ; but that does not trouble me- I have credit, and I can make ready money start from the keys of my piano. However as you are in haste to leave Prague and return home, you shall not be delayed by my present want of funds." So saying, he opened another drawer, and, taking out a splendid medallion, gave it to the old man. "There," said he, "that will do. It was a present made to me by the Emperor of Austria—his own portrait set in diamonds The painting is nothing remarkable, bnt the stones are fine. Take them and dispose of them, and whatever they bring shall be yours." The old musician tried in vain to decline so rich a gift. Liszt would not hoar of a refusal, and the poor man at length with drew, after invoking the choicest blessings of Heaven on his generous benefactor. He then repaired to the shop of the prin cipal jeweler in the city, in order to sell the diamonds. Seeing a miserably-dressed man anxious to dispose of the magnificent jewels, with whose value he was unacquaint ed, ftie man of the shop very naturally sus pected his honesty; and, while pretending to examine the diamonds with ' Close atten tion, he whispered a feW words in the ear of one of his assistants. The latter went out, and speedily returned; accompanied by several soldiers of the police, who arrested the uuhappy artist, in spite of his protesta tions of innocence. "You come first to prison," they said ; "afterwards yon can give an explanation to the magistrate." The prisoner wrote a few lines to his benefactor, imploring his assistance, Lisxt hastened to the jeweler; "Sir," said he,"you have caused the ar rest of an innocent man. Come with me immediately, and let us have him released. He is the lawful owner of jewels "in ques tion, for I gave them to him," "But, sir, sir," asked the merchant,"who are you ?" "My name is Liszt." "1 "don't know of any rich man of that name." That may be; yet I am tolerably well known." "Are you aware, sir, that these diamonds are worth six thousand florins—that is to say, about five hundred guineas, or twelve thousand francs?" "So much the better for him on whom I have bestowed them." "But in order to make such a present you must be very wealthy." "My actual fortune consists of three da cats." "Then you are a magician f" "By no means; and yet, by just mov ing my fingers, I can obtain as much mon ey as I wish." "You must be a magician!" "If you choose, I'll disclose to you the magic I employ," Liszt had seen a piano in tbe'parlor be hind the shop. He opened it, and ran bis fingers over the keys; then, seized by sudden inspiration, he improvised one of those soul-touching spmpbonies peculiar to himself. As be sounded the first chords, a beauti- fol young girl entered the room. While the melody continued she remained speech less atd immovable; then, as the last note died away, she cried, with irrepres sible enthusiasm: "Bravo, Liszt! 'tis wondrous !" "Dost thou know him, then, my daugh ter," asked the jeweler. "This is the first time that I have had the pleasure of seeing or hearing him," replied she; "but Ido not know that none living, save Li9zt, could draw such sounds from the piano." Expressed with graco and modesty, by a young person of remarkable beauty, this admiration conld not fail to be more than flattering to the artist. However, aftar making his best acknowledgments, Liszt withdrew, in order to deliver the prisoner, and was accompanied by the jeweler- Grieved at bis mistake, the worthy mer chant sought to repaid it by inviting the two musicians to supper. The honors of the table were done by his amiable daugh ter, who appeared no less touched at the generosity of Liszt, than astonished at his talent. That night the musicians of the city serenaded their illustrious brother. The next day the nobles and most distinguish ed inhabitants of Prague presented them selves at his door. They entreated him to give concerts, leaving it to himself to fix any sum he pleased as remuneration Then the jeweler perceived that talent, even in a pecuniary light, may be more valuable than the most precious diamonds Liszt continued to go to his house, and to the merchant's great joy he soon perceiv ed that his daughter was the cause of those visits. He began to love the company of the musician, and the fair girl, his only child, certainly did not hato it. Ouc morning the jeweler coming to the point with German frankness, 9aid to Liszt: "llow do you like my daughter ?" "She's an angel!*' "What do you think of marriage?" "I think so well of well of it that I have the greatest inclination to try it." "What would you say o a fortune of three million francs?" "I '.ould willingly accept it." "Well, we understand each other. My daughter pleases you ; you please my daughter; her fortune is ready —be my son-in-law." "With all my heart." • The marriage was celebrated the fol lowing week. And this—according to the chronicles of Prague—is the romantic history of Liszt's first love. Good Rules for Using the Tongue. The tongue is called in the Bible an ' un ruly member.' Our own experience ac cords perfectly with the saying of Holy Writ, and observations on the tongues of others have satisfied us of the fact. We think the following rules, if carefully fol lowed, will be found of great use in taming that which has not yet been perfectly tamed : 1. Never use your toligue in speaking anything bnt truth. The God of truth who made the tongue, did not intend it for any other use. It will not work well in falsehood as it will run into such incon sistencies as to detect itself. To U6e the organ for publishing falsehood, is as incon gruous as the use of the eye for hearing, or the ear for smelling. 2. Do not use your tongne too mnch. It is a kind of waste gate to let off the thoughts as they collect upon the mind, but if the waste-gate is always open, the water will soon run shallow. Many people use their tongnes too much. Shut the gate, and let streams of thought flow in till the mind is full, and then you may let off with some effect. 3 Never let the stream of passion move the tongue. Some people, when they are about to put this member in motion, hoist the wrong gate ; they let out Passion in stead of Reason. The tongue then makes a great noise, disturbs the quiet of the person's strength, but does no good. The whirlwind has ceased, But what is the ben efit ? 4, Look into the pond, and see if there is water enough to move the wheel to any purpose before you open the gate ; or, plainly, THINK before you SPEAK. 5. Never put vour tongue in motion while your respondent has his in motion. — The two streams will meet, and the reac tion will be so great that the words of nei ther will reach the other, but come back in a blinding sprinkle upon himself. G, That your tongue is hung true before you use it. Some tongues we have observ ed are so hung that they equivocate con siderably, Let the owners of such turn the screw of conscience until the tongue moves true. 7. Expect that others will use their tongues for what you do yours. Some claim the privilege of reporting all the news, and charge others not to do so.— Your neighbor will not allow you to mo nopolize the business. If you have any thing to be kept secret, keep it to yourself. iggr An old miser, who was notorious for self-denial, was one day asked why he was so thin. "I do not know," said the miser, "I have tried various means forget ting fatter ; but without success." "Have you tried victuals ?" inquired the friend. fgg' Where is tho "sour apple tree" on which Jeff. Davis was to be hung ? Wait anxiously for an answer from the Tribune^ * "IF YVB ONLY HADJA rtAMOyV "This is pleasant," exclaimed the young husband, taking his seat cosily in the rock ing-chair as the tea things were removed. The fire glowed in the grate, revealing a prettily and neatly finished sitting-room, with all the appliances of comfort. The fatiguing business of the day was over and be sat enjoying, that which had all day been anticipating, the delights of his own friends. His pretty wife Esther took her work and sat down by the table. "It is pleasant to have a home of one's own," he said, again taking a satisfactory survey of his snug little quarters. The cold rain beat against the windows, and he thought he felt grateful for all his present enjoy M CD ts. "Now if we only had a piano!" said the wife. "Give me the music of your sweet voice before ail the piano 3 in creation," he de clared complimentary, despite aiaertain secret disappointment that his wife's thank fulness did not chime with his own. "Well, but we want one for our friends" said Esther. k "Let our friends come to see ?us, and not to hear a piano 1" exclaimed her hus band, "But, George, everybody has a piano, now-a-days ; we don't go anywhere withour seeing a piano," persisted the wife. "And yet I do not know what we want one for ; you will have no time to play one, and I don't liko to hear it.' "Why they are so fashionable—l think onr room looks really naked without a pi ano." "I think it looke very naked—we want a piano shockingly," protested Esther em phatically. The husband rocked violently. "Your lamp smokes, my dear," he said after a long pause. "When are you going to get a solar lamp ? I have told you a dozen times how much we need one," said Esther quite im patiently, • "Those wilhdo." "But you know, everybody, now-a-days wants solar lamps." "Those lamps are the prettiest of the kind I ever saw* and they were bought in Boston." "But, George, Ido not think our room is complete without a solar lamp," said the wife sharply—"they are so fashionable; why the D—a, B—s and A—s all have them. I'm sure we ought to." "We ought to, if we take pattern bv other people's expenses, and I don't see any reason for that." The husband moved uneasily in bis chair. "We want to live within our means, Esther!" exclaimed her husband. "I'm sure I think we conld afford it as well as the B—s, or the Ds, and many others we might mention; we do not wish to appear mean." George's cheek crimsoned. "Mean '-—I am not meat)," he cried an grily. "Then you do not wish to appear so," said the wife. "To complete this room and make it like others, we want a piano and a solar lamp." "We want —we want!" muttered the husband 7 there is no satisfying woman's wants, do what you may," and he abruptly left the room. How many husbands are in a similar dilemma I llow many homes and hus bands are rendered uncomfortable by the constant dissatisfaction of a wife with present comforts and present pro visions. How many bright prospects for business have ended in bank ruptcy after fashionable necessities! If the real cause of many a failure could be made known, it would be found to result from useless expenditure at home—ex penses to answer the demands of fashion, and "What will people say of us ?" "My wife has made my fortune," said a gentleman of great possessions, "by her thrift, prudence and cheerfulness, when I was just beginning. "And mine has lost my fortune," said his companion bitterly, "by useless ex travagance and repining when I was doing well." What a world does this open of the influence which a wife possesses over the future prosperity of her family ! Let the wife know her influence, and try to use it wisely and well. *Be satisfied to commenco small. It is too common for young housekeepers to begin where their mothers eaded. But all that is necessary to work skillfully with, adorn your house with all that will render it comfortable. Do not look at richer homes, snd covet their costly furniture! If secret dissatisfaction springs up, go a step further, and visit the homes of the poor and suffering; behold dark, cheer less apartments, insufficient clothing and absence of the comforts and refinements of social life; then to your owu with a joyful spirit. You will then be prepared to meet yoer husband with a grateful heart, and be ready to appreciate that toil and self denial which he has endured in his busi ness world to surround you with all the delights of home ; then you will be ready to co-operate cheerfully with him in so arranging your expenses that his mind will not be constantly harrassed with fears lest family expenses encroach upon his bu siness. , . Be independent. A young housekeeper never needed greater moral courage than Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together. VOL. 6 NO. 44, she doea to resist the arrogance of fashioo. Do not let the A —s and decide what you must have, neither let thetfi hold ; the strings of your purse. You kn<yw what you can and ought to afford; then decide with strict integrity according to your means. Bet not the censure nor the* approval of the world ever tempt you to buy what you hardly think you can af ford. It matters little what they think, provided you are true to yourself and • family. Thus pursuing an independent straight-' forward, consistent course of action, ther6 ( " will spring up peace and joy all around you. Satisfied and happy yourself you will make your husband so, and your children will feel the warm influence.— Happy at home, your husband can go out into the world with a clear head and self-relying spirit; domestic bickerings will not sour his heart, and he will return to you again with a confiding and unceasing love. Depend upon it, beauty, wit, grace, accomplishments, have far less to do with family comfort than prudence, economy end good seuse. A husband may get tiredi of admiring, but never with the comforta-- ble consciousness that his receipts exceed his demands. HONORABLE COURTSHIP. —We heard a very pretty incident the other day, which we cannot help relating. A. young lady from the South, it seems was wooed and' won by a youthful physician living in Cal afornia.—When the engagement was made the doctor was rich, having been very suc cessful at San Francisco. It had not exis ted six months however, when by an un fortunate investment he lost his entire "help." The event came upon him, it should be added, just as he was about to claim his bride. What does he do! Why like an honorable and chivalrous young fellow as he is, he sits down and writes the young lady every particular of the unhappy turn which had taken place in his fortune* assuring her that if the fact produced any change of feelings towards him, she was released from all the promises she had. made to him. And what does she do, dear good girl ? Why, she takes a lump of pure gold, which her lover had sent her in his prosperity as a keepsake, and having it manufactured into a ring, forwards it to him, with the following Bible inscription # engraved in distinct characters on the out side : "Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for. whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people; and thy God my Godjwhere thou diest I will die; and there will I be buried ; the Lord do so to me and more also, if aught but death part me and thee-"' The lover idolized his sweetheart more than ever, when he recived this precious evidence of her devotion to him both in storm and sunshine. We may add that fortune soon again smilled upon the young physician, and that he subsequent ly returned to the north to wed the sweet girl he loved, and who loved him with such an undying affection. Young ladies who read the Bible, as the heroine of this inci dent seems to have done, are pretty sure to make good sweethearts and better wives.— Louisville Jovrnal. John Wesley, the founder of Meth odism, when one day riding through the country, was saluted by a fellow who was lying in the ditch. "Halloo, Father Wesley, Fm glad to. see you. How do you do?" "I don't know you," said Mr. W., rein ing up his horse. "Who are you?" "Don't know me f Why, sir, you are the very man who converted me," "I reckon I am," paid Mr. Wesley, put ting spurs to his horse, "at least one thing is evident, the Lord has had nothing to do with it." THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS. —Live aa. long as you may, the first twenty years form the greater part of your life. They appear so when when they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back to them and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that suc ceed them. If this be so, bow important that they should be passed in planting good princi ples, cultivating good tastes, strengthning good habits, fleeing all tbose pleasures which lay up bitterness and sorrow for time to come 1 Take good care of the first twenty years of your life, and yon may hope that the last twenty years will take good care of you. (IT Loyal reports from Washington go to show that the leaders in the impeach ment business are becoming more alarmed as the farce progresses than -the President, and instead of hanging him when they get through, the Ashleys and Butlers will have trouble to keep the rope of their own necks. A scoundrel never succeeds m business, however great his pretentions %o morality and right. A fellow went to Saratoga for his health —to pick op a little—and picked up enough to send him to State prison for three yean. * The aggregate production of the oil wells at Pithole is now 921 bar rels per day. Why it a wife like a newspaper 1 Do you give it up ? Because every man should have one without borrowing his neighbor's.