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Mr- Coleman certainly deserves great credit
'( r his exertions in the agricultural cause. It
undoubtedly the great and vital interest of the
country, and the more attention is drawn to it
the better for us all. In his address late deliv
ered before a Society at Concord and truly
elegant as well as sensible discourse it is we
have the following passage on what may be cal
led the poetry of his profession ; a little of flour
ish we acknowledge, but founded essentially
on strict truth.
" What a means of imparting pleasure is an
improved agriculture. How many charming
examples present themselves among us of mi
provemonts which every eye gazes upon with
unmingled delight. Let a man aocording to his
power, take his ten, Ins twenty, his fifty, las
hundred acres. Let him comb the hair, and
wash the face of nature. Let him subdue, clear,
cultivate, enrich, embellish it. Let him smooth
the rough places ; and drain the wet, and fill
up the sunken and enrich the barren. Let him
enclose it with a neat and substantial fence. Let
him line its borders and roadsides with orna
mental trees, and Jet hn. stock every proper
part with vines and fruits. Let his fields and
meadows wave with their golden harvests, and
Jet his hills be covered with the lierds rejoicing
in the iumess with which his labors, under the
blessing of God, have spread their table, and
who, when he goes among them, hasten from
all sides to meet him and gratefully recognise
in him a friend and benefactor, and lick the
hand which-is accustomed to feed and fondle
them. Here now let us see the neatly -painted
cottage with its green shades, its piazzas trel
Used with vines, its sides covered with the
spreading elm or the flowering acacia, with here
and. there the I e lutiful fur to shade the picture
anudtie mountain ash showing its clusters o
crimson fruit among the deep Green foliase, and
the smooth and verdand lawn stretching its soft
and beautiful carpet in the front view : then
look again and see the parents at the close o
da, resting from their labors, and enjoying the
calm evening, with the pledges of mutual and
devoted allection noting belore them m all the
buoyancy of youthful innocence and delight ;
and if at such an hour as this, you can hear the
hymn of grateful praise rising from this humbrc
abode of peace and love, and its charming notes
mingling with the music of the gurgling brook
that flows near by, or by the occasional shrill
and hollow notes of the gentle and fearless
bride, which deem themselves loving members
of this loving household ; if then, whether tra
veller or sojourner, your heart is not touched
with this charming and not unusual picture of
rural felicity, cease to call yourself a man. If
still you sigh for the bustle and the noise and
the confinement of the city, with its impure wa
ter, with its midnight festivities, with its utter
destitution of sympathy, with its low estimate
of human life, with its squalid poverty, its mul
tiplied forms of wretchedn &s. anil -orlin it c
pride, its vanity, its ambition, its pomp, its ser
vility ; then go back to your gilded prison house
and to pleasures, which an uncorrupted and re
fined taste, accustomed to drink in the free air
of heaven, and to appreciate its freshness, its
purity and its salubrity, you will find no occa
sion to covet or envy. The man who by his
cultivation and good husbandry presents such
a picture to the passer by shall he not be cal
led a benefactor to the community Has he
not done much to improve and bless society by
his example ? Has he not built a monument to
his own honor, more eloquent than the sculp
tured marble ?"
Immediately after the organization of the pre
sent. General Washiugton repaired to Freder
icksburg"h to pay his humble respects to his
mother, preparatory to going to New Yort. An
affecting scene ensured. The son feelingly
remarked the ravages which a tottering disease
had made upon the ayed frame of his mother,
and thus addressed her !
" The people madam, have been pleased, with
the most flattering unanimiy, to elect me to the
chief magistracy of the United States, but be
fore I can assume the functions of that office, 1
have come to bid you an affectioate farewell.
Sojsoon as the public business, which must ne
cessarily be encountered in arranging a new
.government, can be disposed of,;I shall hasten to
Virginia, and"
Here the matron interrupted hirn. 41 You will
see-rne no more. My great age and the disease
that is fast approaching my vitals warn me
that I shall hot be long In the'world, I trust in
God I am somewhat prepared for a better.
But go, Geotge, fulfil the high destinies which
Heaven appearso assign you ; go my son, and
BiaystharHeaven's and'your mother's blessing
bp with you forever."
3 The President was deeply affected. His
iiunu lusieu upon me snouiders oi ins parent
-nuoseageu arm ieeblv, yet fondly encircled
his neck. That brow" on which fume had
wreathed the purest lnurel virtues ever gave to
creared man, relaxed its lofty bearing. That
look which could have overawed a Roman
Senate, in its Fabrician day, was bent in filial
tenderness upon he time worn features of this
venerable matron.
The great man wept. A thousand rccollec
iionsjerowded uponiis mind, as memory retract
Jng'scenes long since pastcarried him back to
his paternal mansion, and thedaysof his youth;
and there the centre or attraction was his'moth
er, whose care, instruction, and discipline, had
prepared turn to reaqh the topmost height of
ituiuauie amomon; yet-now were her glories
forgotten when he gazed upon her from whom,
wasted by time and malady, he must soon part
too'meet no more !
"The matron's predictions were true. The
disease which had so long preyed upon her
frame completed its triumph, and she e.-pired
immortalty to the humble believer.
LArrrtE, the Pirate. It is generally
known that Lafitte, for a considerable time, oc
cupied Galveston Island, and finally abandoned
it upon the compulsion of the U. States. We
have seen several persona who were here du
ring his stay, and who knew him.
Ho andhis nartv had built quilea village.upon
the site of the present city, as early as 1812.
His own house was two stories high, and a
verv pood ono. i lie oinors were oniy one
story, and of plainer construction1. 1 hey pro
- - - - -
cured their bunding inaterialsirom INew ur-
leans, with which place they kept up a regular
intercourse. In fact, Lafitte boasted that he
had made half the merchants of that city rich.
He uniformly alleged that his depredations were
committed upon vessels sailing under Spanish
colors, and he is known to have hung one of
his men for having robbed an American citizen.
lie was a Frenchman by birth, but had lived
some time in the Unitad States. He would
stand and talk upon any serious matter, with
one eyo shut-, for hours, and at such time had
rather a harsh look. But he was tall and fine
ly formed; his manners were highly polished,
and in his pleasant moods, one who did not
kno w him, would have suspected him for being
anything but a pirate.
He lost four vdssels and many men in a
srorm in 1S18. Three of the vessels were lost
at sea, and one went ashore on Virginia point,
on the opposite side "of the bay.
lie stated that he had spent one winter in
fashionable society at Washington City, and
that he had expended sixty thousand dollars
during the time.
When he left the Island, he went to embark
in the Columbian service, having received the
tender of a commission in their navy. No au
thentic account has ever been given of his
death, and some of those who know him believe
that he is alive. Nearly all published in rela
tion to him in the Lives of the Pirates, as well
as in the novel bearing his name, with
the exception of what relates to his conduct at
the battle of New Orleans, and his operations
in Louisiana, is said to be fabulous by those
who knew him. Galceslon Gas. -
A Coursn coi.vg to a Ball. You recollect
the first day of January, 1840. It was a bitter
cold day. It was cold as far south as the city
of New York, and up here in the country,
where I am writing, it was terribly severe.
You could not ride far against the wind without
being exposed to freezing. I have heard of two
cases of death by cold on that day in this re
gion, and of another case in which the sufferer
was saved by great exertion, when on the point
of perishing. The night of that day was to be
observed, as is usual here,, by a New Year's
ball. Invitations had' been extended for many
miles around, and a great gathering of the
young, and gay, and thoughtless, was expect
ed. Extensive preparations had been made for
an nvcninfi nf merriment and srlnn- anA marry
hearts beat quickly in anticipation of the plea
sure of the scene. None was happier in the
thought of coming joy than Miss , who took
her seat in the sleigh, by the side of her part
ner for the evening, and set out for a ride of
some twenty miles, to join the dance. She was
young and gay, and her charms of youth and
beauty never were lovelier than when dressed
for that Now Year's ball. Of course too thinly
clad for the season, and especially for that dread
ful day, she had not gone far before she com
plained of being cold ; but their anxiety to reach
the end ol their ride in lime to be present at the
opening of the dance, induced them to hum-
onward without stopping by the way. Not long
after this complaining, she said that she felt
perfectly comfortable, was now quite warm, and
that there was no necessity of delay on her ac
count. They reached, at length, the house
where the company were gathering : the young
man leaped from the sleigh, and extended his
hand to assist her out, but she did not offer hers;
he spoke to herj but she answered not ; she
was dead : stone dead ; frozen stiff ; a corpse
on the way to a ball. Cor. N. Y.. Observer.
A Child in the Woods. --Some sensation
has been caused in the neighborhood Of Sher
brOokc, Lower Canada, by the discovery of a
white child, supposed to be four or five months
old, inThe possession of a small party of the
St. Francis Indians. The peor little creature
was. in a wretched state of sufferingemacia
ted almost to a mere skeleton ; lashed to a
board, pappoose fashion, with a piece of raw
venison in its mouth, which the squaw who had
it in charge had given it to satisfy its ravening
hunger, being herself incapable of supplying
the proper food designed by nature for infants
of thai tender age.
The poor child was purchased from the In
dians by a kind hearted Captain Adams, who
paid them for it five dollars and a barrel of flour.
He also provided for it a suitable nurse and
comfortable clothing.
It is estimated that the parents are known.
or at least suspected. I he child was not sto
len from them, but transferred by themselves to
the Indians : with what purpose the Canada
papers do not say.-N. Y. Com. Adv.
Sambo's Description of a Potatoc. The fol
lowing dialogue is said to have taken place in
one of our markets a few days sinco between
a gemmon of color and a huxter :
" Wha' yer ax for dem taters V
" Fifty cents a bushel. "
" Whoy, I've no 'jections to gib yer fifty cents
if I know'd cm to be rail genuine. A tater is
unevltably bad, unless invariably good, dare is
no mediatory in de combination of a tater; de
outside may appear perfecly exemplary and
bcautisome, de inside is a total negative. But
if yer wends de article on yer own recom
mendation, knowing you to bo a man of proba
bility in yer transactions, I, widout any furder
circumlocution, take a bushel."
at the rgo of 85, confiding in the promises
Necroes. Tod muchfrcedery breeds dSspis?,
said a yountr lady with a magnificent toss of
the head, by way of rebuking another who had
ventured to speak to her on the wharf at Phil-
adeloma. without having been lormallv nresent-
ed. "Pomp and Ceasar berry much alike,"
said f venerable old man that we knew,
berry much alike inbeed-specilly Pomp ! I
Another, wishing to say that
it the sun rises
clear uud goes into a fog immediately, it is a
sigh of rain, did so in the following terms :
" Ben e sun rise berry airly, set afore he rise,
sartin to have rain afore soon." And we nev
er shall forget a prayer made by a negro of the
late Gov. Tomkins. who had been allowed by
his mister, on account of his fidelity and great
piety, (he was thoughi wonderfully gifted in
prayer) to have compauy at thanksgiving. The
other negroes having secured places at the ta
ble, iome holding by the cloth, some by a
chairj and not a few, "to make assurance doub
ly sure," by both Cato fixed himself with his
legs Jis far apart as he could stand without tum
lingqver, and locking his hands together, began
thus " 0 Lord ! pray see good vitell on e table ;
more' in e pot good as any Massa Tomicin's
got-tunner in c heavens ! trashee down dry
hemlochee tree ! trashee up afore Massa door !
save Cuffe on the even wood under glorious
sunshiny gospel dis day to one day world a
foro end, Uodsake amen 1"
Important Discovery. The fol
lowing is a description of a new in
vention, applicable to locomotive en
gines, which is considered by a iram
bsr of scientific men, (as railway tra
velling is proceeding so rapidly) well
calculated to supply a desideratum,
and which is likely to prove a great
national benefit, by reducing the ex
penses, and increasing the safety, of
internal intercourse : The advanta
ges of it are : First, the condensing
the steam after it escapes frcm the
cylinders, and the water produced
thereby returned to the boiler to be
wrought over again and again, by
which means the boiler is rendered
more durable, being kept perfectly
free of incrustation or deposit of any
land ; and no stoppage is repuired to
take in water ; of course freeing the
engine of the burden of carrying a
supply along with it. Second The
air that surmorts the combustion of i
the fuel is considerably heated pre
vious to entering the ash-pit ; by which
the smoke is completely consumed,
although fresh coal be used in the fur
nace. Consequently a great saving
the consumption of fuel is effected.
It is pleasant to add, that an experi
meut has been made with the appa
ratus, which is exceedingly simple,
and found to answer all the purposes
intended, and for which a patent is in
.progress. The inventors are Win.
and Andrew Sjmmgton, whose inge
nious talents are likely to be of as
greit benefit to their country as those
of tlieir father, the late Wm. Syming
ton, celebrated as the author, and in
troducer of practical steam navigation.
Edinburg Chron.
Universal Benevolence. The
lav of benevolende applies to a man
as man; that is, to man irrespective
of any of the temporary relations in
which he may stand to us. It makes
nomatter whether he be of our kmd
re or of another, a fellow citizen or
ari alien, or of our religion or of ano
ther, it is enough that he is a man ;
and this entitles him, under the law of
God, to all the benefits of the law of
benevolence. Nay, in one sense, the
fewer the ties that bind Mm to us, the
more glorious is the act of goodness,
because it is under these circumstan
ces that we can cherish the least hope
of reward ; and the more evident will
be the proof our disinterestedness,
It would have been noble in Howard
to have visited the prisons of England
alone, but it was more noble to extend
his inquries to France, the national
enemy of England. It would have
been glorious to have died a martyr
to the cause of benevolence at home,
but how much more so was it, to die
in a remote province of the Russian
empire, in a town of which the exist
ence would scarcely be remembered
but for the fact that it witnessed his
last deeds of mercy, and guards his
sacred remains until the morning of
the resurrection.
Write your own epitaph when young
in as flattering termsayou please ;
and then let it be the business of your
life to deserve it.
Don't think of
a shilling
while you owe a pound
Tnere were (andlbelieve still are) ;
two lawyers in partnership in New j
York,w ith the peculiarly happy names;
of Catciiem and Ciieetum. Teople
jlauglied at seeing these two names ill
iuxtapositioil over the door: SO the
lawvers thought it advisable t
to sepa
rate them by. the insertion of their
, J ,
christian names. Mr. Catchem's
christian name was Isaac. Mr. Cheet
um's, Uriah. A new board was or
dered, but when sent to the painter it
was found to be too short to admit the
Christian names at full length. The
painter, therefore, put only the initials
before the surnames, which made the
matter still worse than before, for
there now appeared, "i. catchemand
u. Gheetum."
Manyatt's Diary in America.
Jcflfcrsosaian J&epuMicazi,
A new Weekly Paper, to be published at Slrouds
burg, Monroe County, Pa., and Milford,
Pike County, Pa., simultaneously.
The whole art of Government consistsin the art
of being honest. Jefferson.
in principle, will be all its title purports, the firm
and unwavering advocate of the principles and
doctrines of the democratic party, delineated by
the illustrious Jefferson : the right of the peo
ple to think, to speak, and to act, independent
ly, on all subjects, holding themselves respon-
sible to no power lor the lree exercise ot this
right, but their God, their Country, and her j uity, that he continues to manufacture every
Laws, which they themselves have created. 'description ef TIN WARE, at his establish
A free and untrammeled Press, conducted in a ! men', on Elizabeth street, and where a gener
spirit worthy of our institutions, is a public bles- j al supply is constantly kept on hand. Tho a
sing, a safeguard to the Constitution under which wishing to purchase good article?, and at rea
we live, and it should be cherished and support-' sonable prices, will do well to call and examino
ed by every true republican. Such, then, it is his assortment before purchasing elsewhere,
designed to make the paper now estab- j STOVE PIPE of all sizes to ' suit ptir
lished, and as such, the publisher calls tip- chasers' always on hand cheap fur cash,
the enlightened citizens of Monroe and Pik to Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 18 10.
has arrived when the Press should take a bold r '
and faarless stand against the evidently increas-
ing moral and political degeneracy of the day, j rpMJE Subscriber respectfully fnforms the pub-
and endeavor, by a fair, candid, and honorable !
course, to remove tnose barriers whioh section
al prejudices, parly spirit, and party animosity
have reared to mar the social relations of men
without accomplishing anv paramount good.
will not seek to lead or follow any faction, or to
advocate and support the schemes of any par
ticular set of men. It will speak independent
ly on all State and National questions, award
ing to each that support which its merits may
demand, never hesitating, however, to condemn
such measures, as lri the opinion "or the editor Is
ustly warranted, holding as a first principle :
" The greatest good to the greatest number."
Believing that the great principles of democ
racy are disregarded by the present Chief Ma
gistrate of the Nation, Martin Van Buren,
decidedly, but honorably oppose his re-election
to the high and responsible station which he
now holds.
It will firmly oppose the " Independent Trea
sury" Scheme, and all other schemes having
for their object tbe concentration in the hands
of one man, and that man the President of the
Nation, all power over the public moneys, a
power, which, when combined with that vest
ed in him by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief
of the American forces, Military and
Naval, together with an enormous official pa
tronage, would render him more powerful than
the Executive of the British Nation, and in
short make our Government, de facto an Elec
tive Monarchy.
II will ever maintain that the welfare of our
Country and the preservation of her Republican
Institutions should be the first and only senti
ments of our hearts in the choice of our public
servants ; that honesty, fidelity, and capability,
are the only true tests of merit ; that all men
are created equal, and, therefore, should alike
enjoy the privileges conferred on them by the
Constitution without being Subject to proscrip
tion, or coerced by the influence of party.
The columns of the JEFFERSONIAN
REPUBLICAN will ever be open to the free
discussion of all political questions, believing
as we do, that there is no liberty where both
sides may not be heard, and where one portion
of freemen are denied the privilege of declar
ing their sentiments through the medium of the
Press, because they differ from the majority.
will ever take a lively interest in the affairs of
Monroe and Pike, and of the Senatorial and
Congressional Districts with which they are
HgThe Farmer, the Merchant, the Mechanic,
and the Laborer, will each find a friend in the
LICAN. Due care will bo taken to furnish its
readers with the latest Foreign and Domestic
News, and such Miscellaneous reading as will
be both interesting and instructive. In shnrt it
is designed to make the paper worthy of an ex-;
icnsive patronage, both Irom the strictly moral
tone which it will ever possess, and the elTorts
of the editor to make it a good and useful
Family Newspaper.
will be printed on a super-royal sheet of good
quality, and with good type. ' AS
Terms--$2 in advance ; $2,25 at the enfof
six months, and $2,50 if not paid beforo theex-
piration of the year. No subscription taken for
a less term than six months. 01'
WlioiesaSe find ttetaiS
an 'fcOOSiSNG-GAsiS jAifAc
nn5I3B subscriber respectfully informs the .on
JL zens of Stroudsburg and-the public j-e-iccaity.
that be has taken the shop recently occupied i-y
James Palmer, on Elizabeth street, nearly opposite
ibr. Xtrmiflsbunr House, in this Uorortjrii, whra
be intends carrying on the Cabinet Making busi
ness in all its various orancues.
He shall keep constantly on hand or make to or
der all kinds of fournituro :
Sideboard, .Bureaus, feofas, lCiitrc-
bles, Breakfast and iPsniEAaOie,
Wasli Stands, Bcdfi?catls,&c. &c.
together with evc-rv other articlo usual! v kept at
such establishments ; all of which he will sell at
the Eaaton prices.
A a his materials will be of the best qualify, and
all articles manufactured at bis establishment will
be done by first rate workmen, he conlidently as
sures the public that his endeavors to render gon
eral satisfaction will not b; unrewanle.1.
He respectfully invites thcjiublic to call and ex
amine his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Chairs, Settees. &c. will be kept constantly on.
hand and for sale.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 1810.
B J. W. BUTE begsleavc respectfully to in-
form ihe inhabitants ot btroudsbnnr, and vjci.
"c inatne prepare io wuic au .u.
Plaiji & Ornamental i'aamass
Glazing:, &c.
at his shop nearly opposite the store of William
Eastburn, where all orders m bis line willbe thank
fullv received and nunctuallv attended to.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, 1S39.
THE Subscriber, in addition to his Fall sup
ply has just received a full and complete a-
ortmentof GOODS admirably adapted to the s :
son. consisting of
I:y Goods, Groceries, Crock cry.
Hard and Hollow Ware.
STEEL, NAILS, and NAIL RODS, in fact a. j
complete assortment of all kinds of goods usually f
Kepi in a couniry siure, au oi wmcn ne is disposed
to sell at moderate prices.
N. B. Grain and Country produce Aho and
yellow pine boards will be taken in exthlfiige ; al
so, oak joist, &c. &c.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15th, 1840. .
THE Copartnership heretofore esiSHng be
tween the subscribers trading under tbe firai
of Stokes & Brown, is this day dissolved by mutu
al consent. The business of the late. firm will b
settled by Stogdell Stoke3, who is duly authorised
to settle the same. t
J.A. BROWN. -fc.
All pereons indebted to the firm Of Stokes
Brown, are particularly requested to make settle
mcnt on or before the first day of March next, and
those having claims against the firm present than
for settlement.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 1st. 1840.
RESPECTFUtlLY informs fhd inhabi
tants of Monroe and adjoining Counties, that
he is ready at all times to discharge his duties
to all who mayjavor him with their custom.
Mending and Engraving neatly executed.
Clocks, Watches, and Music Boxes rfcpaircil
and warranted.
JJjpAlways on hand, and for sale, a Varic'
of Clocks, Watches, and Jewelry.
Stroudsburg, Jan. 15, '
-A.LL porsons indebted to the Estatp of JO IN
STARBIRD, late of Stroud township, Mon recount-,
deceasod,aro requested to iriike immcili it
payment ; and those haying demands against 0
said Estate, are desired to present them In pro
order for settlement.
January 31, 18 lO.Gt Executed
Sawyer Wauled.
Hp Tittnd a saw mill on Broadhcwl's. ro
JL A sober steady sawyer can have employ
for the ensuing four or five months, and- lift
wages will be given. A man with.a family, iw
be preferred. Yot particulars, apply at the.- s
February, 7, 1840.
For sale by the subscidber
Stroudsburg, Peb. 14,. E8IO1
A FE W copies of K IMihnrn's Grammy
bo had cheap at thi Offico.
Stroudsburg, Feb. 14, J&10..
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