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VOL. 14 STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. JUNE 8, 1854. NO. 31. Published by Theodore Schoch. TERMS Two dollars per annum in advance Two dollars and n quarter, half yearly and if not paid be fore the end of the rear. Two dollars and a half. AnvAr ilif rfit!niiAH until ill ifrnnrnnai; i m n'ii1 1 except at the option of the Editor. i iny Advertisements not exceeding one square (tenj lines) will be inserted three weeks lor one dollar, and Tweaiy-nvc cems lor every puubequuiu msuruun. j charge for one and three insertions the same. A Jiber- -al discount maue to ycariv advertisers HZ? All letters addressed to the Editor must be post paid. JOB PKISfTISG. Having a genera assortment of large, elegant, plain and ornamental Type, we are prepared tocxecutceverydescriptionof Cards, Circulars, Bill Heads, Notes, Blank Receipts Justices, Legal and other Blanks, Pamphlets, fcc. printed with neatness and despatch, on reasonable terms, AT THE OFFICE OF THE JEFFERSOJSIAW. THE VERMONT FARMER. BY J. G. SAXE. Have you ever heard of the Farmers, Who live among the hills, Where every man's a soverign, And owns the land he tills, Where all the girls are beautiful, Ami all the boys arc strong ? Oh! 'tis my delightofa summer's night, To sing the Farmer's Song. 'Tis here the tall and manly Green Mountain boys are seen ; So called because the Mountains, And not the Boys, are green. They'll always fight to win tho right, Or to resist the wrong Oh! 'tis my delight of a summer'snight, To sins the Farmer's Song. 'Tis here tho best and fairest Of Yankee girls are caught, With every grace of form and face That e'er a lover sought ; And every art to win his heart, And hold it long and strong Oh! 'tis my delight of a summer's night, To sing tho Farmer's Song. And here t ho Morgan horses, And Black-Hawk steeds abound For grace and beauty, strength and speed? Their equals can't be found ; They always "go it" fleetly, And they always "come it" strong Oh! 'tis my delightofa summer's night, To sin the Farmer's Sons. And the true merinos, Of pure imported stock, Are often seen to range the green In many a noble flock ; Their forms 'are large and beautiful, Their wool is fine and long Oh! 'tis mydelightof asummer's night, To sinj; the Farmer's Sons;. You've often read of wonders Of ancient Rome and Greece, And of Jacob's Expedition To get the golden fleece ; Vermont has got the fleece away, And brought the sheep along Oh! 'tis my delightofa summer's night To sing the Farmer's Song. And now three cheers for Bingham, And all true shephered men ; May Heaven keep himself and sheep Till shearing comes again ; And then may we be there to see And help the sport along Oh! 'tis my deligh t of a summer's night, To sing the Farmer's Song. Moving West. A man, his wife, and about half a dozen children, passed thro' Cincinnati recently on their way to tho wilds of the West. Their effects were be ing transported in a dry goods box on truck-wheels, and "pulled along" by a woman and a girl. They have a tedious trip before them, but hope maketb the heart whole," and that is some consolation. Ilighfigurc. Beef sold, on Saturday, in Philadelphia, at from sixteen to twen-jdays ty cents a pound, and in New York at twenty-five cents, a higher price than any of the market men ever knew to be paid i for it, and so high that many of the butch ers would not purohase. Perhaps this would be tbe best remedy for the inordi- nate price which is now demanded for fresh meat. It will naturally be the effect for tho great cost must diminish the sumption of it very materially. We learn of an exchange that the editor Mr. Hoggs, lately led to the alter p, Miss Little. We trust that the little jftogs resulting from this union will form AW-? muy, aim nuu Vuu pen prom,- A Die. Cathering Jane, for the last time, I ax vou will You "'avo me ? "Villium rv no! If all your pantaloons pockets were lined with gold, I'd still say no." So great is the demand for substitutes in the French army, that the price ranges from 1 000 francs to 4,500. A Day of Retribution Coming. So says the Montrose Democrat, tho organ of the so called Democracy of Sus- quehanna county, which was formerly . ,. , , . . published, and, we presumo IS still edited by Mr. Chase, Speaker of the House of' Representatives during the last session of the Legislature. As an evidence of tho temper and feeling of the so-called De-1 mocracy in that quarter, we extract the , ,. , exL r '.i- iwho accomplishes tho most by his mdus- following editorial from the last weekly Democrat.' "Whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad." We havo often thought that there was something like fatality di- reeling the movements of the men en- gaged in attempting to .force upon the country this passage of the Nebraska ' measure. The voice of tho whole coun- try has condemned it in the most unmis- takeablo manner, and still they persist.- They hear not and heed not; but on, on they madly push, deaf to the admonitions of the past and blind to the consequences of the future. With a self-willod and reckless determination that listens to nobim to bo contented vith any attainment entreaty, is ruled by no solid reason, and be may bave raadeof work tbat be m moved by no impulse of good to the coun- bavc effected-what but this raises man try, they seem to have nerved themselves abovo tbe brute creation and under prQv. up to the last work of despair, trusting idencC; surround3 him with comforts, lux to the hand of overruling destiny tosaveurieg and refinemeDtS) pbjsical, m0ral the nation from the natural consequences j and intellcctual blossing? The reat or of the contemplated deed. ator the greafc poetj and fcho greafc aohol The political atmosphere of Washing- ;ar, are great working men. Their voca ton is fatally poisonous in all times of' tion is infinitely more laborious than that great political excitement, and the north-1 0f tho handicraftsman; and the student's ern man who takes a position on this ques- j life has more anxiety than that of any oth- tion by tbe spirit that vapors there, will . surely find, when too late to retreat, that he has left the constituency, who confided to him their interests, and has gone far away from the channel in which the full current of manly Northern sentiment flows. He icill return to be present at the funeral of his own 'political aspirations he icill return with ruined hopes and blast ed fortunes lie will return to receive the ! carncst and scathing rebuke of hispcapleMy to see his work with an uneffaceablo andthci?idigna7itde7iimciationofthecoun-smet, and then you will onlv see indus- try. We may be laughed at and derided as a prophet, but all we ask is that every man disposed to do so should remember well what we say. The northern man, and the Pennsylvania:, "who votes for that bill seals his political doom! There is a deep settled conviction in the minds of the people that it is ivrong, and no logic will convince them otherwise, and no party lines liold them in subjection wlven they shall be told that the outrage is consummated. It was the last ounce that , broke the Camel's back, and so men will find that it was past the last point of for bearance that they drove madly on, when virtuous indignation burst forth and swept them down with the besom of destruction. Men at Washington should leavo that dust cursed city often and mingle freely with those they represent, that the motes might be removed from their eyes, and that they might see clearly. Let the people of the country be fairly represented and the Ne braska bill would never be heard of in Congress in its present shape. The whole thing was sprung upon the country like the explosion of a mine. Nobody called for it, nobody bad discussed it, and no- J .... . bout the room. It happened at tho time tion was reposing in quiet from contention i it , , , e , 1 ? , , , , ithe audience was extremely large, and or and strife, peace reigned and the watch-1., . . , , . . ., , n , . , , , , ' that mixed description that generally con man s cry was heard through all the land, i , , r n .r :t All ;B -nroll "Oh for a tongue to curse the man Whose treason like a deadly blight" has plunged the nation into the present unhappy state of affairs. Let him live to the age of Methuselah and do good alibis and he can scarce repair the damage his wild and reckless folly has done to the fair temple of American freedom and i happiness ive may no told that we are writing Btrong things under the excitement of the' moment. Gentlemen take it as you please, excuse it as you please, be sure and place yourselves on some other than the true con-(ground to stand, as you seem determined to go to destruction anyhow, and then ( oh Lord ! exclaimed the prosecuting at drive on. But when you shall finally torney. t our senses aIld look aboufc upon th(J wreck of peaco and bappiness you have causedj wben you shall finally see f i that what we tell you is tme wh(jn JQU g(je the Dcmocratio party, the great pillar on which the country has rested since it had a free government l l 11 it. n - nnrtr En-!"we BBJr "uuu Jou bQau &ee IVJ VVJ. ' r. ' Prostrated and powerless in every North- on their egress into the street gave such I ern State and consequently in tho whole ( a concerted diabolical sneeze, that a couple j country, by reason of your foolish persist- of horses that were hitched outside, be- anco in this miechief you have done,then,'came scared, and breaking their bridles if not before, wo trust you'will feel some scampered frantically away. compunctions, and realise for once that' There is reason to suppose that some there is a spirit left in the heart of tho North. A day of 'retribution will come , stand from under. Work! Work! I havo seen and heard of peoplo who thought it beneath them to work to em ploy themselves industriously at some use ful labor. Beneath them to work! Why, wort is fli CTrfnf mnffn nf lifu nrwl lm try, is the most truly great man aye and is the most distinguished man among his fellows too. And tho man who forrets his dutie3 to himselfj his Mow crcatures and his God-who so far forgets the great blcBaings of lifo a3 to aIow hig ener. gicB to stagnatc in inactivity and useesg. bnd helter fnr MVQ TT, w.f uBe thafc wiU nofc work neither he eat An idlcr .g ft cumbcrer of tbc grounda weary curse to Wmself ag wcU as to those around him Beneath human beings to work! Why, wbat but tbc continued history that brin- ri, i . er man. And all, without the persever- ancc, the intention to real industry, can not thrive. Hence the number of mere pretentions to scholarship, or those who have not strength and industry to be real scholars, but stop half-way, and are smat terers a shame to the profession. Beneath human beings to work! Look in the artist's studio, the poet's garret, where the genius immortality stands rea- try standing by his side. Beneath human being to work! Why, I bad rather that a child of mine should labor regularly at the lowest meanest em ployment, than to waste its time, its body, ruo mind and soul, in folly, idleness, and uselessness. Better to wear out in a year, than rust out in a century. Beneath human beings to work! Why, what but work has tilled our Gelds, cloth ed our bodies , built our houses, raised our churches, printed our books.cultivated onr minds and souls? "Work out your salvation," says tbe inspired Apostle to the Gentiles. A Sneezing Court. The Cincinnati Columbian must bo held responsible for the following "sneez er: 5? During tho progress of tho examina tion of Mink house and Leary, for an out rage upon an idiot girl, as reported else where, some person or persons, not hav ing a due sense of tho awful majesty of the law or the dignity of the court, scat tered a villainous mixture of snuff, Cay enne pepper, Maybcrry bark, and most : probably a slight sprinkling of cowage a- to" "to r Justice. The insinuating dust soon be gan to take effect; a concert of sneezing mixed with coughing, first among the outsiders, made it impossible to under stand one word from eithgr judge, law yer, witness or prisoner. " Silence," shouted the marshal. " Si-an-ci-chi-chee-lence," sneezed the deputy. Bv this time tho eDidemic had extended to wUh insido the bar. and ther(J was ag h Mncth:n nnd mM9xn fta 0VAr was heard in the IIouso of Representatives a a e , during a prosy speech of an unpopular orator. "Open the-ugh-win-chce-chee-che-dow, j suggest-ah-chec-to-that be ohiz turned out," gasped another lawyer. . The Judge, who by this time had coughed and sneezed until his face was 'as red ar the comb of a turkey-cock, was 'struck by the ideaand a posse of officers being called from below, cleared the Mnm nf flm in 1 1 n rv ntr innlfifnflr rvlin nn. ungodly culprit, the pores of whose pock et had been opened for raisdemeanor,had taken this method to retaliate, by open- ng the pores of tho Court's olfactories. From the Knickerbocker of March. A Professional Scar. BY AN OLD LAWYER. Your kind letter, Harry, came duly to hand; and you will be suprised to learn that a careless que?tion of yours will draw forth enough to cover a sheet : " what caused that scar on my temple ?" It is a professional scar, Harry; one that I have carried ever sinco my earliest practice; and although I havo now ar rived at a tolerablo old age, and have many, many intimate friends, it is a most singular fact that you are tho first and only person that ever inquired into its origin. I can tell you all about it, but must avoid names and places, for tho par ties most interested in the incideut are yet living, and I am under strong bonds of secresy. In the year , after passing thro' a long examination before grave Judges and shrewed barristers, I was pronounced a properly qualified person to appear be fore juries and courts for others as well as myself, and at once proceeded to a large southern city whero by a modest little sign over the door of a modest little office, I announced my readiness to com mence tho practice of law. For three months I waited, but alas ! no business came, and I sat in my office on a dreary night, at about eloven o'clock, in this very comfortable position; my money was gone entirely; my board bill was to be paid in the morning, and my rent the day following; and I absolutely feared to m -rw linnrltn rr ll rtTlcn lTfl TCOlfflfl in I". . 1 i 1 1 1 it. A what securca tue ionorn nope max, some thing in the way of a fee might appear, either dropping from the skies, or sud denly appearing on my desk. Outside, no step was heard; and as I occasionally glanced through my window, the flame of the street light, moved by the wind would seemingly move mo homeward ! but I would not go. A footstep sounded in my entry; a second, and a third, and more, but so slight that my heart-beating prevented me counting them : and then a little knock. I compelled myself to say " come in" with a calm voice, altho' I expected to be instantly vis-a-vis with a young woman; the door opened, and I saw an old one. I had only time to move towaad a chair before she was in tho centre of the room and speaking : " I havo no time to sit. Young man, you aro a lawyer; are you good for any thing ?" My insulted dignity was controllod by an effort, and I answered that I flattered myself that I possessed some talent for my profession, or I should not have chos en it. " Well,' well, no gas; cau you draw a paper ?" Hero again I veutured to remark, that it depended somewhat on its nature; but I saw from her impatient manner that she wanted no trifling. Before I finished the sontence, she interrupted me with a fierceness of manner exceeding her for mer rough one, saying : " I want a will drawn quick! hurried ly! but so strong that allxthc d Is in h 11 can't undo it! Can you do it?" and she fairly glared at me with impatience for my answer. Now you know, Harry, that my legal education was obtaind entirely ia a sur rogate's office, and you may presume that on the law and forms of last wills and tostaments I felt myself sufficiently posted up. I accordingly assured her that I could draw a will which, though I could not warrant it to pass the ordeal she mentioned, would, I was sure, be proof a gainst all the lawyers in Christendom. And now her manner changed from the fierce and bold to the anxious and hurried. " Come, then, quick ! quick ! young man and you shall pocket one thousand dollars for your night's work ! she ex claimed. And, amazed and bewildered as I was, I found myself at the neighboring corner stepping into a hack, before the startling but comfortable words, " One thousand dollars for your night's work!" had ceased ringing in my ears. My conductress fol lowed me in, and without orders we were rattled furiously along tho streets to the House then the largest hotel in tho city. My visions of one thousand bright dollars kept my tongue bridled, and I was led in silence up two flights of stairs into a suit of rooms comprising a parlor and two bed rooms. The parlor, howev er, was occupied by a bed, in which lay an old and evidently dying man. A ser vant was with him, but he left upon a motion from the hand of my companion, who approached tho bed and said : " I have an attorney here, Sir ; shall he proceed V The old man's eye brightened up, and, after glaring on me for a moment, he spoke: " If you can draw my will, do it; quick! now for I must save my breath." I turned to tho table where I found paper, pens, ink, and everything neces sary; and by the light of two sperm can dles in heavy silver candlesticks, I was soon busily engaged at tho will, I will not trouble you with tho details, nor in fact, do I remember them : but it is enough to say that a largo amount of property real and personal, bonds, mort gage?, etc, were left in the words of the will, to "my good and faithful house keeper Angclino , as a taken of gratitude for her long, faithful and mer- ( itorious services." But the concluding ; words of tho will I shall never forget; they were from his own mouth, and mado me shudder as I wrote them. There U something fearful, dreadful ye3, devil- j ish in this deliberately recording, in what purports to be your last written wish, a course upon your own offspring, and felt, a I wrote it, an involuntary- desire to tear the paper into fragments, 1 and to rush from the room, but the thous and dollars were like so many anchors, 1 so I staid aud wrote : " I leave to my daughter Dora all tho satisfaction she can obtain from my hear ty curse. When rags whip about her in ' her only home, the street, and dogs sharo with her the refuse of the gutter, she may regret she disobeyed him who once loved her, but who dying cursed her !" There was something like a chuckle in the direction of old Angeline as the dy ing wretchvdictated these fearful words; ! but as I looked and saw the stern face ( as rigid as marble, I concludod I must have been mistaken. I could not, how ever, divest myself of 3 certain feeling that all was wrong. A rich old man ac companied by an old house-keeper, and dying in a strange city; her anxiety to have the will so strong; the curse on his daughter, and the large fee, all conspired to make me feel that I was being instru mental in the accomplishment of some villanou3 object. Again I meditated the destruction of the paper, and again my fee and want3 conquered. Tho will was finished, and I read it over aloud, tho old man groaning, and the old woman looking an occasional assent; but when I read tho terrible curse, a new actor ap peared on the scene; "Oh ! tear it! tear it! Oh God you know not what you do !" The plaintive tones of the voice touched my heart, even before my eyes beheld its owner; but when I saw her, heavens and earth . what an angel she was ! The language is 'et undiscovered, IIarry,that is competent to give you a description of that face; the eyes dancing with excite ment yet liquid with tears; the mouth proud as Juno's yet compressed with anguish. But why do I attempt descrip tion ? The most majestic, yet the sweet est countenance I ever beheld appealed to me, aftd not in vain; for while the old man, weak as ho was jumped from his bed screaming "Kill her! kill her I" I tore the will into fragments, and wo both fell to the floor, he dead and I stunned by a blow from the heavy candle-stick weilded by the old has Angeline. When my consciousness returned, I j found myself in my own bed at my board ing house, my host and hostess my sole attendants. My mind was clear the mo ment I looked about me, aud I knew I had been brought home and was now confined from the effects of that blow. I resolved to keep my own counsel, and to ascertain what I could of the subsequent proceedings of tho night. Upon inquiry, I found that I had been brought home by a young gentleman in a carriage, who had loft funds for the employment of a physician, aud had also left a letter for me. I opened the letter as soon as I was alone, and found a fifty dollar bank-note, with these words : " You did last night a deed worthy of j more gratitnde than our present means j enable us to express. Tho property which so nearly belonged to the infamous hag who struck you, will soon be ours j and you shall then hoar from us. May the same kindness which prompted you t-n fnir flm nonnr on?il vnnr linD liflrnafr.ur as to the painful scenes of last eveniug. Gratefully yours, Dora and her Husband." j My first act was to conceal the letter j beneath my pillow; my second, to call my host and tender him the amount of j my board bill: to my astonishment he told me that my companion paid it when j he left the letter. It seems I raved a little about my inability to pay my host while I was unconscious, and thus the ' husband of Dora (for I had no doubt it j was he who brought mo home) had as certained the fact and paid my bill. Ad ded to this, my wound was not scvero e nough to need any surgery moro than was offered by my landlady; so when I ' had recovered, (whioh was soon,) I had only my office rent to pay, and then re-1 sumed business with tho larger part of ; ono hundred dollars in my treasury. I made cautious inquiries about the IIouso as to the subsequent movements of mysterious clients, but could only as certain that the old couple arrived on that eventful night, the old man ordering a pleasant room in which ho could diejthat the young couple camo by another con veyance, and had taken other rooms;that the old man's body was immediately box ed up & shipped for the north under chargo of his mau-servant; that tho old woman went off alone; and that fiually the young man paid tho whole bill, and left also with his wife. To do my worthy host 1 and his kind lady full justice, t must say that they never even hinted at the mat ter, and I never had a question to an swer : they probably took it for granted that I had bean the victim of some broil, and avoided annoying mc by any ref erence to it. Thirty years of hard work rolled by, Harry during which I acquired a family fortune, fame, and, gray hairs : but I never, in all that time, saw or heard of my clionts, with the exception of one let ter, which was received some 'ear3 after tho occurrence which I have related, and which contained two more fifty dollar bills, with the words " We aro very happy, may God ble33 you, Dora." But in all that time, I havo never for gotten that beautiful angelic face, nor tho mute appeal which it made to my heart; the answer to which cost me the deep scar which is the object of your present curiosity, aud a one thousand dollar feo less the amount received from the young folks. Neither did I in all that time, re gret the course I took. Some ten years ago, as you probably remember, I spent a winter in Havanna. I boarded with a Spanish landlord, whose house was generally filled with American visitors. But, strange to say, I passed one week with him without a single American arrival; and I was mentally resolved one day to leave for New Orleans, where I could find troops of friends, and rid my self of tho enui consequent upon my soli tary position, when I heard my host cal ling mo : " Sonor, Senor, los Americanos A mcricanos." Looking from my window, I saw a fine portly gentleman attending to his lug gage, and answering tho demands of a thousand and one leeohes of porters who each claimed to have brought something for bim. Thinking I might be of service to him, I went out, and with two or three dimes dispersed the villains who, know ing me for an old stager, submitted to my orders. The gentleman turned to thank mc, but suddenly started back, then gianced at my temple, and seeing the end of ray candle stick mark peering out be neath my sombrero, he caught me by tho hand exclaiming : " We have met before, Sir! how glad I am to see you 1" . And then, without explanation, ho drew me to the door-way in which stood a matronly but still beautiful woman. " See, Dora," said he, " is not this our old friend ?" At the word u Dora" I started, and there before me, sure enough, stood the Dora of thirty years previous, still re taining many of her charms, but with the marks of time, notwithstanding im pressed upon her features. You may well believe our reunion was most pleasant; and after our dinner was over, aud we were out enjoying the sea breeze, the whole story was told me. I will not give you the details of it; it was long, but the main features of it were a bout what I had surmised. Dora was the only child of a wealthy father, her mother died when she was a mere child; old Angeline had remained with her fath er in tho capacity of a housekeeper, and had, while Dora was away at school, ac quired, as is generally the case, complete influenc3 over him. Dora wa3 wooed and won by a poor clerk : tho father would not listen to it; an elopement was the consequence, and the old man in hi? raire broke up house-keeping, and taking old Angeline with him started for the South. Dora had followed him with her husband although she knew ho would not sec her, and although he had always been harsh and unkind to her, yet she knew ho was in the last stages of con sumption, and she determined, if possible, to be with him when he died. At tho time of his death, they had been follow ing him about a month from place to place, keeping concealed from him, and eluding even the keen eyes of Angeline. When Dora appeared in tho room, it was only because the man-servant, who had been with her father, and, who, as you remember, left the room when I entered, had observed their arrival and had kind ly gone to her and informed her that her father could not live an hour, sho was entering the room to make one last effort at reconciliation when my voice roading the fearful words of her father's curso caused the outcry and denouncement. Her husband, who followed her in, found the old man dead, Dora in a swoon, me senseless, and. old Angeline in vain, try ing to put the many pieces of the will to gether, raving and cursing liko a Bedla mite. Ho and the man servant put the old man's body in the bed, took Dora to her room, and while tho servant kept guard over Angeline he took me home in a carriage. The rest you know. I havo only to add that, whenever I wander north, either alouo or with my wife or family, we always stop at tbe houso of our kind frionds. They have spent ouo wintor with us at the South, aud expect them again the coming sea son. And tho young gentleman who studied law under my instruction, with my name on the sign with his (as senior partner although he docs all tho business,) is Dora's son, and from certain conscious looks and bright blushes on ray pretty daughter's cheek wben bo calls, I imagine he may possibly be mine, too. But of this Harry, rest assured I will not curso hor if she marries him. BSFThe extra appropriations for tho war expenditure by Great Britain, asked for tho Chancellor of Exchequer, amount to S23,000,000. It is stated that tho cost of transporting each cavalry 3oldier on theCunard steamers taken off the Amer ican Mail lino for the purpose from England to the seat of war on the Dan ube wilf be $6,000, or moro than thrca times the rato of first-elasa cabin fwtn Liverpool to New-York,