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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., MARCH 16, 1876.
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Kc?iJencc: Benjamin Dungan, Cherry Valley,
MUX ROE COL'XTY PA.
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physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur,
Sand Cut, Wayxb Co., Pa.
ll eve promptly attended, to day or night.
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April 10 lS74-ly.
U. GEO. "iV. JACKSOX
mimi SURGEON AND AITUITIIEUR.
In the old oiSoe of Dr. A. Reeves Jackson,
r?-ide:ic?, corner of S irali and Franklin street.
D1VIU S. LEE,
Attorney at Law,
0:ie door ah-ve the "Stroudsburg House,"
Collections promptly made.
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XK Third &t red, PHILADELPHIA.
1 Reduced rate-s, $1 75 per day."t32
HENRY SPAHX, Prop'r.
L R. S.VTDEK. Clerk.
X'iv. 5. 174. Cm.
WILLIAM S. REES,
S'lrveyor, Conveyancer and
Eeal Estate Agent.
fcs, Timber Lands and Town Lots
fle m;irly opposite American Houes
ni 2J door below the Corner Store.
?ch 2'), 1573-tf.
D R. J. LANTZ,
'JSEON & MECHANICAL DENTIST.
Xf-; r .u
js! r J. !'d brirt huilding, nearlr opposite th
. nnuse. ana lie niters !nnis ir that by cigli-
n-t''' 1 llte nfl tne "'''t earnest ana
fv,J'1Vn,:' 10 a11 "lat" pertaining to his pr-
i,k " U1".T a;jle l' perform all operations
a-ntil lice in the m.st careful and bkiliful man-
Pltl HtntU.M . . ; i r .
(,, ! ","ru"1 i Artiucial leetti on Kutiijr,
ti., 'evi'wL uuins, anJ perieci Lis in an
iiL-'i !' i''t'lr Wvrk.t(J te ineiix;rien:ed. or to'those Jiv
d!stailw. April 13, 1874.-tf.
AXOTIIER TUOPIIY 1VO.
ESTEY COTTAGE ORGANS!
iBW penorand heantifnllr finished in-'--men'jt
... -V .?. -
tt'ift13' pnr',-r' ",'etne! and delicacv of tone,
t far7 ' pffthe firt and oulv premiuro giv-
io-n'Xr ,,toT" of reHl Organii at the Monroe
J fair, held SeiAember 2-i. 1S74.
, "(. t or once u auarrss
J. Y. SIGAFL'S,
gUzier and painter,
' tiry opposite Kautz'a Blacksmith Shop,
KUpUnder6igned Wou,d respectfully in
tiau ' zens of Stroudsburg and vicinity
1WJ0W fully Prepared to doalfkind
promptly l '"? G,az'ng nd Painting.
i ' nd at thort nnln nA that h
Pr7fPCOnstantIy 00 band a fine ftock of
k Df',ngII,ff of a" detcripiions and at
Pr. , " WVIIOVC Ul LUC UUUI I
Mr. Shott had't been out of Detroit in
seven years when the other day business
called him to Chicago. Mrs. Shott wan
ted to go along, but he said times were too
hard ; he didn't want the bother of taking
care of her, and she was compelled to re.
main at home. He reach home in the
evening after an absence of two days, and
as he sat eating his supper he observed :
"I tell you it was a loug ride, and I'm
glad you didn't go."
"Lonesome was it ?" she asked.
"It would have been fearful if I hadn't
had a young lady iu the seat with me," he
"What ! A young lady in the seat with
"That is that is yon know the car
was crowded," he said.
"And you offered her half your scat?"
"I that is she sat down there," he stam
mered. Mrs. Shott's ears grew red and her eyes
"And so it was lonesome, was it? You
didn't speak to her, I suppose?" inquired
"Why, I I spoke once or twice, of
"Nice young lady, I suppose?"
"Well, no ; I can't say she was."
"And there you sat and looked your
sweetest, and I'll bet you passed yourself
off as a single man."
"I don't know as I did," he replied as
he drank his tea.
"Did you inform her that j-ou were mar
ried and had three children ?" she deman
ded. "I don't remember, though I presume
"You presume 30U did! Well, I pre
sume you didn't. I know just how you
sat up there and pretended to be a rich
widower, and took care of her satchels, and
popcorn and illustrated papers for her."
Mr. Shott inquired if there were any
"It's a nice operation our coming home
and expecting to find biscuit for j-ou !" she
went on. "Why didn't you ask if that
young lady could make t iscuit ? why didn't
she come home to tea with you ?"
"Nancy, don't be foolish," he observed.
"Don't be foolish ! Who is foolish ?
Here I was, scrubbing and baking and
patching, aud breaking my back, and you
were braced up in a seat with a young lady,
stroking those yellow whiskers and talking
about your bonds and mortgages and lone
ly widower life."
"I wasu't," he briefly observed.
"Daniel, did that girl ride all the way
from Chicago with you?" asked Mrs. Shott
as she toyed with the handle of the milk
jug. "Did she? Lemme see !" he mused, as
he helped himself to the butter.
"You know she did !" shouted 31 rs.
"If she got off at any one of the stations
I didn't see her," he admitted.
"And there you sat and sat, and rode
and rode, and you paid out money we need
so much in the house for peanuts, and pop
corn, and juba-paste, and picture papers I
Daniel, let me see your wallet !"
"My wallet ?"
"Yes, sir, your wallet !M
"What for, Nancy?"
"I want to see your wallet !
"Its the same one I always bad 5
"You left home with twenty-six dollars,
and I know exactly what the trip cost.
Fare to Chicago and back, seventeen dol
lar. Hotel bill, two dollars. I'll allow
one dollar more for incidentals, and now
where's that six dollars ?"
"I I !" he stammered.
"You what ?"
"I met Green down by the depot and
lent him four dollars."
"Daniel Shott, who is Green, and where
does he live ?" '
Daniel did not reply.
"Daniel Shott, you've lied to me !" she
exclaimed. "Vou didn't want to take me
along owing to the hard times. You said
I'd bother you. If I'd been along you'd
have growled four times a mile about the
bother and expense, and then you went and
bothered with a young lady and squandered
four dollars on her, and I've worn these
old shoes seven months to save expense."
"I'll get you a new pair pretty soon," he
"You will, eh ! When ?"
"Before the Fourth of July, anyhow."
"Yrrj can squander four dollars on an
unknown girl and make me wait four
months for shoes, can you ?"
"What unknown girl ?"
"Daniel Shott "
And the milk pitcher came down on Ins
head ; she caught him by the neck tio,and
the oldest boy ran out doors and 3 elled
"fire !" Several of the neighbors ran over,
but Mrs. Shott met them at the door and
said it was only a burning chimney. When
they asked four Mr. Shott, she remarked :
"Mr. Shott doesn't feel a bit well, and is
covered up on the lounge ! " Detroit Free
THAT BRINDLED DOG.
Yesterday morning a soap-haired young
man of eighteen was drawing a big brindle
dog around. the City Hall Market, anxious
to find a purchaser. A corpulent old chap?
smoking a long pipe and dodging the rain,
finally halted the young man and asked :
My frent, how little you vhants for dose
"Two dollors will take him," was there
ply, "and a better dog never stood on four
legs and howled."
"Vhell, goom along mit me," continued
the old chap, raising his umbrella. He
paddled a full mile through the pouring
rain, the young man and the brindled dog
at his heels, and reaching home at last the
dog was led in. The old man refilled his
pipe, and sat down and said :
"Now, my frent, ish dose a good dog?"
"He's the best kind of a dog," was the
"Does he keep tieves away from my
"You bet he will ! Why he would chaw
up a man quicker than a flash ?"
"Does he keep der bat poys out of my
"Well, you ought to see him go for a
boy once. He's had his teeth into every
boy in Macomb county."
"Does he like my children ?"
"Like 'cm ? Whv that's his great hold.
Nothing so pleases him as a house full of
The old man hestitated for a minute and
"Can doze dog play on the fiddle ?"
"Play on the fiddle ? Why why yes,
sir, he can ! He can play seven different
tunes on a fiddle."
It was big lie but the soap-haired young
man Was bouud to make a sale if he had to
bury the truth out of sight.
"Can does dog play on a horn in der
brass band ?" asked the old man after a
"On a horn ? Why, he has led the Mt.
Clemens band for the last year. Yes, sir-e-c,
he can play a horn with anybody I"
The old man was a little staggered j aod
he waited quite a while before asking :
"Can doze dog write ledders for me to
my broder in Sharmany ?"
"Write ? write letters ?"
"I wish I had pen and paper here ! He
writes the most beautiful hand you ever
saw ; and he writes like lightning ? I
I could hire him out for fifty dollors a month
to keep books, but I don't want to work
him to hard. Besides there's a mortgage on
my farm, and I must have money to raise
"Der price is two dollars ?"
"Only two dollars. He's worth a hun
dred if he is worth a cent, but I'm forced
to sell. If you keep him till March I'll
buy him back and give you two hundred
dollars for him."
The old man smoked away for a while
and then asked :
"Can doze dog baint a house ?"
"Paint a house ! I'd like you to see three
big houses he painted last week. He's as
good as three men, and he never waste a
drop of paint. I'm in a hurry to eatch the
train, and I'd like the money'
"Two dollars ?"
"Yes, two dollars. You'll never have
another such chance."
The old man nftde a motion at his wal
let, but let his hand drop and inquired :
"Can doze dog shump over der City
This was a crusher. The young man
knew he couldn't beat it, and he replied :
"No, I don't think he can ; but I'll war
rant him to jump forty feet and catch a
"You can take doze away, my frent,"
said the old man.
"You won't take him?"
"No, zur ; I vhannts no dog what can't
shump over der City Hall 1"
"But you made a fair bargaid and said
you would take him ?"
"I can't help dot. Vhen I bays two
dollars for a dog he shall shump -like a
And the young man dragged his brin
dled dog out of the house and back to the
market, where he offered him for fifty cents
without getting a buyer,
Mysteries of Tobacco.
Neio York Commerial Advertiser,
One of the mysteries of New York, of
which we have never seen in type an at
tempted explanation, is : "What under the
sun becomes of the enormous quantity of
thi 3 coarse brown wrapping paper which
we every where see piled up to the ceiling
in warehouses, or shying across the side
walk from truck to store, like Parthian
arrows darkening the sun, or perchance
coming to the city from mills in the sur
rounding country, loading whole trains of
freight cars?" This, surely, is a profound
puzzle, which fewer even among old resi
dents can unravel. But here is the answer :
("Tell it not in Gath ; publish it not iu the
streets of Askelon.)" In brief, we have at
this port an enormous export trade in straw
paper between New York and Havana,
where it enters into manufacture of tobacco.
The trade can be reckoned by thousands
of tons. Not a steamer leaves port that
does not take out from 2,000 to 5,000
reams, or in occasional instances as high
as 30,000 reams. But very few days have
elapsed since a steamer sailed with the
quantity last named. It was long since
evident that this heavy export of paper,
that, too all of a single description, the
coarsest and cheapest, could not be for
ordinary consumption. No market could
possibly demand such quantities unless
people were inordinate shoppers, and did
nothing except run to the grocery for small
packages. The paper referred to sells at
2G cents per ream of 8 or 9 pounds, and
when packed for export is usually pressed
into bales of 100 reams each. It is said
that the exports are so large that our
entire domestic consumption is scarcely
equal to one sixteenth of the total shipped
to Cuba alone, while additional quantities
are in demand for Brazil, Bermuda, etc.,
very much of it,
the manufacture of
doubtless croin!r into
cheroots and cisrar-
ettes. ror this
purpose, we are told, it
serves admirably, the paper, under com
bustion, leaving no residum other than
a pure white ash. There is but one con
clusion as remarked by a leading dealer
in the trade, that the great bulk of this
paper is converted into cigars of the lower
grade, and when returned under custom
house brands, neatly boxed and fragrant
with illusive odors, readily commands a
sale. The peculiar manipulation which
straw paper undergoes in process of con
version is of course known only to the
initiated. But it is well understood that
when saturated in the juice of tobacco
stems, and, perhaps, almost disolved the
once despised yellow reams make a "fill
ing" almost equal, if not superior, to the
genuine leaf. In fact it is sometimes pos
sible to detect as we are informed, the
delicate film of paper interlapped with
leaves in the finished cigar, or neatly
foldinz the exterior. To such a refine-
ment of art has this business been carried,
that by the use of machines rolled over
the sheet of papers an almost perfect im
press of the tobacco leaf it obtained, the
peculiar "spots" being printed as on calico
The waste and refuse of factories in like
manner is carefully gathered, and, by
intermingling with paper, once more ac
quires body and consistency, so that in
subsequent use the votary of tobacco in
hales it in his pipe, securing comfort and
solace, or takes it pulverized into snuff,
through the nostrils, imajnnin'x himself
transported in dreamy lassitude beyond the
cares and worriments of this lower life on
a wisp of paper.
EFFECTS OF THE SUN ON LUNATICS.
The French Gazette des Hopitaux con
tains a curious article on this subject. Dr
Ponza, director of the lunatic asylum at
Alessandria (Piedmont), having conceived
the idea that the solar ravs in ish t have
some curative power in diseases of the brain,
communicated his views to Father Secchi,
of Home, who replied in the following
terms : "The idea of studying the dis
turbed state of lunatics in connection with
magnetic perturbations and with the col
ored, especially violet, light of the sun, is
of remarkable importance, and I consider
it worth being cultivated." Such light is
easily obtained by filtering the solar rays
through a glass of that color. "Violet,"
adds Father Secchi, "has something melan
choly and depressive above it, which, phy
siologically, causes low spirits, Hence, no
doubt, poets have draped melancholy in
violet garments. Perhaps violet light may
calm the nervous excitement of unfortunate
maniacs." He then, in his letter, advises
Dr. Ponza to perform his experiments in
rooms the walls of which are painted of the
same color as the glass panes of the win
dows, which should be as numerous as pos
sible, in order to favor the action of solar
light, so that it may be admissible at any
hour of the day. The patients should pass
the night in rooms oriented to the east aud
to the south, aud painted and glazed as
above. Dr. Ponza, following the instruc
tions of the learned Jesuit, prepared several
rooms in the manner described, and kept
several patients there under observation.
One of them, affected with morbid tacitur
nity, became gay and affable after three
hours' stay in a red chamber : another, a
maniac who refused all food, asked for some
breakfast after having stayed twenty-four
hours in the same red chamber. In a blue
one, a highly-excited madman with a strait
waistcoat on was kept all day ; an hour af
ter he appeared much calmer. The action
of blue Ught is very intense on the optic
nerve, and seems to cause a sort of oppres
sion. A patient was made to pass the night
in a violet chamber ; on the following day
he begged Dr. Ponza to send him home,
because he felt himself cured ; and, indeed,
he has been well ever since. Dr. Ponza's
conclusions from his experiments are
these : "The violet rays are, of all others,
those that possess the most intense, electro
chemical power ; the red light is also very
rich in calorific rays ; blue light, on the
contrary, is quite devoid of them at well as
of chemical and electric ones. Its beneficent
influence is hard to explain ; as if is the
absolute negation of all excitment, it suc
ceeds admirably in calming the furious ex
citement of maniacs."
THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
The Centennial Exhibiton The Opening
Day July 4th, 1876.
ine ceremonies at tne opening ot tne
Centennial exhibition are pretty nearly
determined upon. The President of the
United States, attended by the heads of de
partments, distinguished guests, representa
tives of foreign governments, judges of the
supreme eourt, members of the Senate and
the House of Representatives, representa'
tives of the several States and Territories
the Centennial commissioners and foreign
commissioners all these will participate.
But the most stupendous "time" will
be had on the fourth of July. According
to the written assurance of a jrentleman
concerned in the preparations, the cere
monies on that day "will be of a grander
more imposing character thau those which
have attended any event of modern times,
either in Europe or America." They will
consist in part of a musical performance,
the asscmblege of the military and civic
organizations of the country and the unveil
ing of appropriate statues.
The morning will be announced from
the old State House by the great bell of
peace, the gift of a citizen of Philadelphia
for the occasion. The bell, now casting,
will weigh 13,000 pounds, and is inscribed
with the words :
"Proclaim Liberty throughout all the
Land, and to the inhabitants thereof.
Glory to God in the Highest ! Peace ou
Earth, and Good Will to Men."
The musical performance will be di
rected by Theodore Thomas.
The military display will be superin
tended by a hgh officer of the general
government. The Philadelphia park com
mission has furnished free camping ground
for a portion of the volunteers to be as
sembled from different sections . of the
Union. Barracks will be erected, furnish
ing cheap and comfortable lodgment for
soldiers. Already official notification has
been received of the; attendance of more
than 18,000 equipped men.
Wm. M. Evarts will deliver the fourth
of July oration, and the Declaration of
Independence will be read by Richard
Estate of the Richest Man in the
Baron Rothschild's residence and estate
at Meutmore is described as one of the
finest and most extensive in England. It
contains some 20,000 acres of the finest land
in Buckhamshire. It has garden, green
houses and graperies so arranged as to
furnish fruit every month in the year.
Oranges, pineapples, figs, bananas and
other tropical fruits are grown in abundance.
When the Baroness is absent yachting in
the channel or at her London house, orders
by telegraph are sent to Mentmore daily
for the supplies required. The vases in
the fountain and Italian gardens cost each
1,000. The statuary is all of the most
costly kind, executed by the first masters.
The great hall, which about 20x30 feet, is
filled by vases and statuary. Its contents
must represent the value of not less than
100,000. It takes not less than three
hours to pass through the rooms. The
finish is exquisite, and the furnishing of
each sumptuous. Some idea mar be found
of the whole from the fumiiure of a single
bid-room, one of the many guet chambers,
costing 25,000 or 30,000. Iu the diu-
ing and baronial hall are furnishings exceed
ing 200,000. Costly cabinets of th- time
of Louis XIV., of ebony inlaid with ivory
or gold, diamonds, rubles and all scrts of
precious stones, walls hung with ths costliest
tapestries of the time of Louis XIV., or
covered with the richest needle embroidered
satin, may give some idea of the wealth
lavished on this more than princely mansion.
The costliest paintings adorn the walks,
and the most skillfal and expensive work
manship is displayed on the ceiliag3. The
idea of the Baron seems to have been t)
build and furnish a mansion such as co
other person in England, except perhaps
the Duke of Westminster, could expect to
rival. The stud is said to contain more
high bred horses than anv other in tho
world. It embraces thirty-five hunters
and as many racers, none of which are less
in value than 500, while many of then
run up to thousands.
Japanese Centennial Building.
The Philadelphia Times gives the follow
ing account of the method with whbh the
Japanese are constructing their buildings
at the Centennial :
"The way in which the Japs managed
the pile-driving brought many a burst of
laughter from the bystanders. They had
a portable tripod, about twenty feet high,
with two fixed pulleys under the apex,
from which wa3 suspended by grass rope
a c'lindrical iron hammer, weighting three
hundred pounds. Six Japs on each side
of the machine sieze a grass rope, which
passes over one of the pulleys, the foreman
stands at one side, holds up his fure2nger,
closes one eye,- and then, apparently net
satisfied with this, picks up a short stick,
holds it in a verticle position between his
two forefingers, sights the pile with it, and
at last winks with both eyes as a signal to
the workmen that the cermony of Japanese
plumb-bobbing is concluded, the hammer
moves up and down very rapidly, driving
the pile an inch into the earth at every
descent, until it was time for the forman
to do a little more plumb-bobbing. The
Japs draw their planse toward them instead
of pushing them from them, and use an
ink line instead of a chalk line. It resem
bles a tape line case, and contains a sponga
which may be saturated with ink of any
color ; through this sponge the cord may
be drawn and wouud up, disnening with
the tedious process of chalking.
"In the bamboo building not a uail will
be used ; all the naterial is there, dovetailed,
bevelled and mortised, ready to be fastened
together with wooden pin5". The artisans
live iu a farme structure withiu the
enclosure, do their own cooking and
laundry work and live on soup, rice and
dried meats, which they brought with
them in hermetically sealed cans."
SINGULAR FUNERAL RITES.
The funeral rites of kings and their
wives in some parts of Angola, Afric?, arc
peculiar. A shallow pit is dug in the floor
of the hut in which he or she died, just en
ough to contain the body. This is placed
naked in the trench ou its back, and then
coveted with a thin layer of earth. Oa this
three fires are lighted and kept burning a
whole moon or month, the hot ashes being
constantly rpread over the whole grave.
At the end of this time the body is usually
sufficcntly baked or dried ; it is then taken
out and placed on its back on an open
frame-work of stride, and fires kept burn
ing under it till the body is thorughly
smoke dried. Duriug the whole time the
body is being dried, the hut in which the
operation is performed is full of people, the
women keeping up a dismal crying day and
night, particularly the latter. When the
body is completely desiccated it is wrapped
in cloth and stuck upright in a corner of
the tent, where it remains until it is buried,
some-times two years after. The reason
for this is that all the relations of the de
ceased must be present at the burial cere
mony, when the body is wrapped in as
maty yards of cloth as they can possibly
afford, some of the kings being rolled iu
several hundred yards of different cloth.
At the close of the burial, a wake or feast,
consisting of dancing with firing of guus
and consumption of rum, roast pig and
other food, is held for the whole night. It
is believed that the spirit of the dead per
son will haunt the town where he died, and
commit mischief, if the wake is not held.
A McKean county farmer had three
daughters married at one time, last week.
His rejoicing is great.