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1 The whole art ok Government consists in the .art op being honest. Jefferson. ' - VOL 5. STROUDSB URG. MONROE COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1844. No; -27. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY SCIIOCH cV SPERIiTG. TFRMS Two dollars per annum in advance Two dollars i nuarter, half yearlv and if not paid before the end of fh rear Two dollars and a half. Those who receive their bv a carrier or stage drivers employed by the proprie- SfT will be charged 37 1-2 cts. per year, extra. So napers discontinued until all arrearages are paid, except at'the option of the Editors. ..... ir?Ailverlisemenls not exceeding one square (sixteen lines) iMbe inserted three weeks for one dollar : twenty-live cents 1 1 evcrv subsequent insertion : larger ones in proportion. A iofral discount will be made to yearly advertisers Ijy U letters addressed to the Editors must be post paid. " JOB PRINTING., nivinc a general assortment of large elegant plain and orha mental Type, we are prepared to execute every Cards, Circulars, um weans, uoics, Blauii. itcccipis, JUSTICES, LEGAL AND OTHER BLANKS, PAMPHLETS, &c. Trintcd with neatness and despatch, on reasonable tSrms A.T THE OFFICE OF THE Jcffcrsoniau Republican. yiy ITIotherN Voice. My Mother's Voice ! My Mother's Voice. ! Oh! that I could hear it now How would my loveless heart rejoice, And shadows vanish from my brow, Long years of struggling and of care Have left their worldly wearing trace, Since blessing me, she breathed a prayer Thai 1 might win Almighty grace. Strance tones 1 hear where kindness blends, But mute in all that sacrifice The accents of Life's early friends, And childhood's old familiar ties. Roam where we will, no music yet Affection ever dreamed so choice, As that soft strain we ne'er forget That angel-note a Mother's Voice. LMy Mother's Voice ! Remembrance dwells On words of love breathed long ago, And Mercy's herald, Hope foretells That still for me its tones shall flow, Oblivions of past day of pain, How would my weary heart rejoice To hear that melody again My Mother's Voice! My Mother's Voice! From the New Orleans Picayune. A Small Tea Partr- Shaming the connection between Scandal and Souchong. 'Twas ere. The sun tinged the west with a golden glow; a light, gossamer reil, which un- Itlulated iti the breeze, carpetted the earth; the tanles tree leaves rustled as some feathered allarit flew from, branch to branch in quest of his mate, and echoes mellowed down by dis tance breathed on the air softly and sweetly as la lorer's wooings. This may be called a rery poetical prelude to a rery anti-poetical sketch. Be that as it may it was at the time described above that Miss Jones, on Sunday evening last, paid her usual weekly visit to the Misses Jen kins. Misses Jenkins, to use their own favor ite phrase, are very peculiar remarkably pe culiar people, and Miss Jones' by some secret (sympathy of nature, is just as peculiar as they are. The Misses Jenkins don't keep a house, hut they rent apartments and follow the fancy- lros making business; Miss Jones is in the jlmiinet line and boards out. The consequence p, that Ming Jones call- oftener to see the Mis5s Jenkins than the Misses Jenkins'So to ee Alias Jones; and the further effect of this 'aie of things is that Miss Jones drinks more f'i the Misses Jenkins' tea than they do of hers, This leaves the balance of trad in .favor of the Misses Jenkins, and as individuals, like nations, feel a jealousy for their knerec's-when they be- J?'n to find out thai they.givc more than they receive, ihey sometime- put a protectire tariff " their evening beverage by closing the front d'rs and window shutters, and reporting theru he through?! he colored Abigail, not af home.' puch a report was about to be made on Sunday reninu. But as Rum fiavs. j . 'The beat laid schemes of-mice and men , Gat.g jifi agley So say we, dooftu the-plans and projects f women MtsSi Jones was not to be 'not at 'wined' by the servant; so.passingher, and go lnJ! to the inner room he found both the Misses j Jenkins ihere at.!eop, of course. She soon ar- I'lietl to them the reverse pa,es, as a mesmer- Vm would say, amd woke them up. They I "-ere so glad to see Mis Jones, and so angry K'l'h 'bo servant for reporting them not at home, when they distinctly told her they were always at home to Miss Jones but never to Miss Fitz fry ; and they would have been so lonesome, too, if she had not come, and she was such good company. After a mutual interchange of such compliments they adjourned to the front room, where the buttered toast was on the ta ble and the tea was undergoing the process of abstraction. But before we place them behind their favorite beverage, let us lake a look at Miss 'Jones, her conjoint hostesses, and their front room. Miss Jones was but a woman's age is not to be spoken of; she had a cock-up nose, something like the lower half of the let ter S, a wiry sort of face, and a tall, attenuated form, that was uniform in its want of fullness from the ankles to the ears. The Misses Jen kins were a pair of Siamese twins, o far as mutual resemblance, thoughts and tastes went. They were low of stature, with faces that plain ly bespoke an erascible temper. The room in which they had assembled might be, and wo believe was, some fifteen feet by twelve in di ameter. The walls were ornamented with col ored plates of the fashions, cut from the month ly magazines. A sofa; from which the Curled hair was protruding, had its place opposite the grate; a ricketty arm chair undulated near the fender; a small table, which contained the tea equipage, stood near lhe centre, and some half dozen ordinary chairs--verv ordinary ones- filled up the intermediate space round the room. Miss Jenkins, the elder, didthe honors of the table. Before pouring out the tea, she mdulged in a dissertation on the injurious effects which strong narcotics have on the nervous system, and to prove that she practised what she preached that her practice was in consonance with her theory she proceeded to pour out the bever age, which looked as it streamed from the pot, and as it proved to be, a most neutral concoc tion, which, if analyzed, would be found to con tain one part of tea and ninety nine parts of boil ing water; The toast was but lightly buttered, but that the fair hostess accounted for by say ing there was no Goshen in the market, and who could use anything else; and if the brown sugar was too soft, it was accounted by the rain's being too hard in Cuba. They com menced operations, however, and other themes than the strength of thti tea or the rancid taste nf ibf hotter priornssp'rl their attention. It 18 strange, but yet a fact, and one for which phi losophers have never accounted, that drinking tea begets a desire to talk of one's neighbors. The trio of ladies in question, not being of course exempt from the general influences that oper ate on our nature, were suddenly innoculated with the cacoelhes loquendi. Miss Jones had seen the Misses Riptons return from church, and such frights of bonnets as they wore. She noticed for the first time that'Maria squints most ruefully, and that Martha turns in her toes when she walks, like a shoemaker. Miss Jenkins, the elder never liked to epeak of people behind their backs; she had an utter aversion to the practice, and believed that was the reaon she hated Miss Smith, who had such an awful habit of speaking of people in their absence She could not avoid saying to Miss Jones in confi dence, however, that there were some scanda lous stories afloat about Maria Riptnn; and one of them was that &he was seen going down to the. lake late one evening with Ditik Fitzwell, the tailor and another that she takes in in her lemonade. She herself did not believe a word of these slanders, and would enjoin Miss Jones not to repeat them, except in a confiden tial manner, and to a particular friend. ,Mjs Jones pledged herself never to open her ij7ts on the subject unless it was as a se cret. It seemed almost incredible, and still she was incUned to believe it; some young women do such si rangR things now-a-days. There was Miss fi.tr: well, didn't she borrow Miss Meldon's dress 10 go to the ball last week, and actually had the assurance Jto send it home without washing it I Did you ever!' said lue two MUs Jenkins in concert, . and Miss Jones echoed 'never!' and o thev went on, commencing with Miss R;p- jon.-and gointj through the whole circle of their acquaintance, whose peculiarities any peccaun loes.Ojey. directed and bisected canvassed and ciiifcised--lilj after tlm miniature alembic on the table refused ty disgorge any more of its liquid beverage, When they had got through with their tea and tired of their talk, Miss Jones rose to leave. The Misses Jenkins bid her an affectionate oood night, and asked her if she would not soon come again, yet the door had not been well closed on her when they mutually wished never to see her face again. She had such a nasty habit of speaking of people behind theinji backs, a practice of which, they thanked good ness, they were never guilty. It is queer how we thus censure others for conduct which very often forms the ruling pas sion of our own character, but as 'that astute philosopher, Sam Slick, says, we suppose 'it's human natur.' The Siaasiiese Twins. We extract from the letter of a correspondent of the South Carolina Spartan" the following account of Chang and Eng, and their families : ''You maybe aware that some few years since, the Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng, retired from the public jjaze, and settled down in this county (Wilkes) as farmers. You will also recollect, that during last year it was pub lished in some of the newspapers that they had married two sisters. This notice was treated as a hoax by some of the journals, and 1 in cline to think that public opihion settled that the twins were still living in single blessedness. To my surprise I find that the supposed hoax is a literal fact ; and that these dislinguished characters are married men ! Mrs. C. and Mrs. E. are well known to several of my personal acquaintances, and are said to be very amiable and industrious. Each of the ladies has pre sented her particular a lord" with an heir, in the person ofa fine, fat, bouncing daughter! It is said that Chang and Eng, with their wives and children, contemplate making a tour through this country in a year or two. The twins enjoy excellent health are very lively, talkative, and apparently happy ; and will doubt less prove more interesting and attractive in their second tour than they did in their first over the civilized world. Having families to provide fdr, as prudeht husbands and fathers, they may think their bachelor fortune is insuf ficient for all the little Changs and Engs of which they. now have the promise.'1 General Putiians. During the war iti Canada, between the French and English, when General Amherst was marching across the country to Canada, the armv coming to one of the lakes which they were obliged to pass, found the French had an armed vessel of 12 guns upon it. The General was in great distress; his boats were no match for her, and she alone was capable of sicking his whole army, in the situation in which it was placed. Gen. Putnam came to him and said, " General, that ship must bo ta ken " "Ah," said Amherst, "I would give lhe world if she was taken." " 1 will take her," says Putnam. Amherst smiled, and asked how? " Give mo some wedges, a beetle, and a few men of my own choice." Amherst cquld not perceivd how an armed vessel was to be taken by a few men, and a beetle and wedges. How ever, he granted Putnam's request. When night came, Putnam, with his materials and men, stole quietly in a boat under the vessel's stern, and in an instant drove in the wedges be hind the rudder, in th cavity between the rud der and the ship, and left her. In the morning lho sails were seen fluttering about, she was adrift in the middle of the lake, and being pres ently blown ashore, she was easily taken." ILock Ja.iV from-Beer Drinking It is, perhaps, not generally known, that a confirmed beer drinker is more liable tocked jaw, than any other person. The noxious in gredients often perhaps we would say univer sally ue'd in the manufacture of tins article, render it peculiarly inappropriate to be taken imo the system. An English paper, some time since, slated that "medical men in the metrop olis' are familiar with the fact, that confirmed beer drinkers can scarcely scratch their fingers without risk of their lives. A copious London beer drinker is all one vital part.' He wears his heart upon his sleeve, bare to a. death wound, even from a rusty nail pr I lie claw of a, cat. The worst patients brought into the metropoli tan hospitals, aro those apparent! line models nf heal h and Mrmgth, the' beer drinkers. Mode off Electing the President and Vice President of the United "slates. There are doubtless many readers, who are not familiar with the manner in which the Pres ident aild. Vice President of the United States are elected. For the especial information of all such, we make public the following state ment, which conveys at a glance the whole mo dus operandi of this iilieresting process. Each State elects, after the manner prescribed by its legislature, a number of electors equal to its representation in the two houses of Con gress. As, for illustration, Pennsylvania has 24 representatives and 2 senators in Congress, and is entitled to 2G electoral votes. No per son holding an office under the United States is eligible as one of the electors. The method of their appointment is not prescribed by the constitution, but the system adopted throughout the United States is to choose them by general ticket, except in South Carolina, where they are chosen by the Legislature. An act of Con gress requires that they shall he appointed with in 34 days of the first, Wednesday in Decern- ber bf every fbunh year succeeding the last Presidential election. The number of electors in 1840 was 29-1. Under the present apportionment they have been reduced to 275. The electors for the several States are to meet on the first Wednesday in Defember; at places designated in their respective States by the Legislature, and proceed to ballot on sepa rate tickets'for President and Vice President. One at least of the persons voted for must be a resident ofa State other than that in which the electors reside. The electors are required to make and sign three certificates each State stating the number of votes for President and Vice President. Each.certificate is to be sealed and endorsed that it contains the vote of such a State for President and Vice President, and annexed to it a certified list of the electors of the State. All are to be addressed to the Pres ident of the. Senate. One bf these certificates is to he carried to its destination by a person' appointed by the. electors, or a majority of them, in writing, for which he is to be allowed 25 cents a mile fur his expenses going and returning, and is bound to deliver his charge at the seat of government on the first Wednesday in January next ensu ing. The second of these certificates is de spatched forthwith by mail, and the third de posited with the district judge of thd district where the electors assemble. In case of the failure to receive other certificates by the first Wednesday in January, it is the duty of the United States Secretary of the State to send a special messenger for the one left in the cbsto dy of the judge, as above mentioned. On the first Wednesday of February Con gress proceeds to ascertain the result of the election. Tellers are previously appointed, one by the Senate, two by the House. At the hour specified for the purpose, the Senate repair to the Hall of the House, their clerk bearing the certificates received from the several electoral colleges of the states. The President of the Senate takes the chair, and after announcing the purpose of tho joint meeting, proceeds to break the seals of the envelopes, commencing with Maine and proceeding in geographical or der, handing over each to the teller without reading. The superscription and contents of such are read by one of the tellers. The tellers then count the votes, and make duplicate lists there of, which are handed to the presiding officer, who announces the result and declares the per sons, if any, who have received the majority of all. the votes given bytlthe electors, to be cho sen President and Vice President of tho States. The Senate then withdraw, lheir chief clerk bearing with him the votes of the electors, and ono of the lists made by the tellers, to deposile in the archieves of the body. The president elect is then waited upon by a joint committee of the two houses, and the Vice President elect by the PreidlMit of 'the Senate, and notified of their election. In case' that no person receives a majority of the electoral votes for President, the House of Representatives immediately proceeded to the t hoice by ballot, from the persons (not ex ceeding three), who have received the, highest numbej of votes, The vote jn euch case s made by states, each state, being allowed brie vole only, a majority of the Representative nf said state present deciding1 'for whom thai'voti; shall be cast. A quorum for the choice o Pres ident consists of a member or members frouv two thirds of the states, and a majority oY alt; the slates is necessary for a choice. If a.? President is not chosen by the -4ih of Marvin the duties devolve'upon the Vice Pre-idetsf nf tile Senate, Or Speaker bf'tlfe House nf RWjajre sentatives, as is provided in the case of viican cy by death,- resignation; tc. In the case Of a failure to electa Vice Pres ident, ihe choice is made by the Senate from the two highest on the list of candidates. "Two thirds of the whole number of Senators is :t quorum for the purpose and majority of 'the whole number is necessary for a choice. . The President elect is inaugurated on the jlilt of March, the oath of office being adniiiiisiereU1 to him by the ChieT Justice of ihe U.'StaTeSt To the Vice President lhe oath is adniiniMeredL by a president pro tempore of the Scuair clioaoiu fur the occasion Coffee. . i ,i . Tile Coffee is an evergreen shrub, rising tfr twenty feet in height. The fruit is a round fleshy berry, and great care is taken to conduct little rills of water in small channels to .;tfio roots of the trees. The berry grown in Arabt.u is smaller than that of the East and West lii dies, but its flavor is much finer, because itt Arabia "the soil is rocky, dry, and hot. Th& trees are watered by artificial means, and there fore the proper quantity of moisture oHly is im bibed by them. The roasting of coffee should be carefully watched and superintended by.au intelligent person. The moment the- berry crackles, and becomes crisp enough to pulver ise, it is sufficiently roasted. Once taken off the roaster, it should be placed in several thick lolds of flannel, to undergo the process,of cool ing. This preserves the essential oil in tho coffee, and prevents the aroma from-escaping. When the coffee is cool, place it in an air tight canister. Sufficient for the day should be tin coffee thereof. In other words, never roast if you can avoid it, more than for a single-. iBay's consumption certainly not more than for twjv or three days. Grind or pound your coffee not more than a quarter of an hour before ymi wauL to make the infusion. v ; From Noah's Messenger. When lovely woman tilts her saucer. And finds too late that tea will, stain, What art will heal, the sad disaster! What wash will make it white airain. The only way that stain to cover. To hide the spot from every eye, To cheat her father, mother, lover, -And blind their vision,, is to dye: Yale College. The new catalogue shows, that the College proper numbers, 396, and, tho- professional department, 147 ; total 543. Up to Snuff. The following dialogue took plape in this town between an old lady, a dis ciple of Miller, and a friend who called upon her, lhe morning after the world came to an end on the 22d ult. " Well, marm, I'm surprised to see you. How happens it you did'nt go up last night?" " Well, I did start, but marcyon us, jorgot my snuff box!" Bulletin. Good Day's Work. A few weeks since, Mr. J. M'KhightoflKis borough, accepted of a proposition from a far mer in Springfield township, who had'acWc'o potato patch, that, for six. dollars, he might'liavc as many potatoes as he could raise in one day. He wentto work, commencing ai stmt rbe.x-and when night closed, he had raised one hundred and sixty-five bushels leaving the farmer, but a small remnant to supply him until potatoes. comes again. Mercer Luminary. A Discovery. The Louisville Journal Jjita'jes that Mr. 'It. Downey, now living iti JJg,wU AIbany,has ob tained a patent for a machine, to aid in tanning leather, by which ho ca-ji manufacture, thea ru de in half the time it has heretofore taken, and save Qrte half of tho bark, lift u9es'viio,steain or chemical agert, but simply deprive.thfjihjde of a, sort, of raticus, and introducQSrihe, bark It- mr Vy means of his machiuoi v.. Moorc- 1 n