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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., MARCH 23. 1876.
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A LEAF FROM HISTORY.
Not to put too fine a point upon the mat
ter, the Democratic papers in declaring that
"during a period of mure than half a cen
tury, while the Democratic party adminis
tered the affairs of Government," there
were no eorruptionists among its Cabinet
dignitaries or subordinate appointees, as
serts an unblushing falsehood. A corres
pondent of the Washington Star, whose
experience in public life extend.? back over
a period of a quarter of u century gives the
following interesting reminiscences of the
"good old Democratic days:," bo
little out of the regular.'historic order, in
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1S."0, when the notorious "Galphin swin
dle" shocked the country :
General Z tchary Taylor was President ;
Governor Geo. W. Crawfor.l Secretary of
War. Geo. Galphin, the oriirinal claimant,
had been dead seventy years ; he died in
17S0. 1'rior to 177o "he had ben a -cencJ
trader amon t-he George Cherokee
and Creek Indians, who were indebted to
hint fur pods, and his original claim was
ajraiiist Great Uritain ; but under subse
tpient treaties and acts the claim was pre
sented by Galphin's heirs to the United
States for adjustment.
It had apiin and aprain but a law for its
settlement was finally passed in 1811). Gov
ernor Crawford, before becoming Secre
tary of V;ir. liad been sixteen years acting
ince ISo.'l as representative and ajrent
fr the heirs ; and it was charged that he
had .sought a place in Tuylor's Cabinet as a
means of influencing the adjustment of the
oI-.Tmi Tli,. t' er 'JOir
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- 'i'l. under the law of 1841, bv Polk's ad-
I lninistratioii ; and the interest for seventy-
three months and twelre days, amounting
i to the enormous sum f Sll)l.l"2 87
nearly five times the original claim was
paid by the Secretary of ihe Treasury un-
: der layior.
Kiialia Whittles the lold watch dog
j of the Treasury' as Controller, pro
j nounced against the original claim as well
as airainst the interest. Nevertheless the
j interest was allowed by Secretary Merjdith,
j under an opinion of Attorney General
j Ueverdy Johnson, and with the knowledge
! and approval of President Taylor, after be
i i 1 1 r apprised bv Secretary Crawfjrd cf ait
interest ill the el. dm.
Secretary Crawford received cf the prm-
, cipal, as Ins lee. cI,4ti I'.j, and ot ttie
J amount, of interest; $J 1,1 7t! 4 J in all
j 31 1 ").17li . An invtatigatioii was had
j by the House, but Secretary Crawf ad froze
j to the money and resigned. There was no
i tmno.-u limi iit.
General Jvcwis Cass, after General Jack
son, wjs the greot 'Thunderer'' of the part'.
Under Jackson, Cass was Secretary of War.
(";is collection, as extra allowance, illegally,
j of" SoS.OUO, and his organization of a com
j pany of speculators in Western lands, are
notorious. A3 Secretary or nar. Lasstiad
advantages which no mere citizen could
have. lie had opportunities of securing
for his company a monopoly of the most
choice tracts of land ; to learn when they
would be put on the market ; to secure
them, then to raise their price, and to sell
them to purchasers forced to buy. It is
well known that in Western laud specula
tions Cass amassed his ample fortune.
j Now. Mr. Delknap speculated in traders'
j licenses, bv which the soldier was swindled;
Cass in land by w hich the adventurous and
hardy emigrant was plundered. General
Jackson subsequently made Cass Minister
to France. The Democrat-- made him first
Senator of the United States, next nomina
ted him as their candidate for the Presi
dency, and then made him Secretary of
State. Under the Democracy Delknap
would bo in the direct line of promotion.
Col. Kiehard M. Johnson (the slayer of
Tecumseh, and a Democratic Senator of the
United States, under General Jackson the
"great Cabinet pacificator," and confidential
friend), was, during Martin Van Huron's
administration, Democratic Vice President;
a leader of the Democracy. He as Vice
President also had his little speculation
in a claim of Capt. IJuckner's f..r removing
the Chicka-saw Indians. Says the report
of the House committee which, in 18G"2,
investigated the matter :
'The whole amount thus paid to Capt.
Cuckner was 814(5,2'. 50; of this amount,
the sum of $:57,74! was, beyond doubt, im
properly paid. If the committee have been
correct in the view they have taken of this
case, the Chickasaw fund has sustained a
loss of S122,24:J r0, attributable to the
want of prudent economy and faithfulness
on the part of those connected with its dis
bursement, and the accounting officers."
Col. Johnson was "the only man" who
prosecuted the claim before the department;
that while Vice President. Heat first de
manded thaf'liuckner purchase for him a
farm in Arkana, and some negroes, pro
vided lie got the money." Duckner de
clined, liut while the two were riding to
the department the day the $M,VJ was
improperly paid," Duckncr agreed to lend
Johnson 18,000. The requisition was ob
tained and paid, arid the Jemocratic Vice
President jrot the 18,000. Were the
Democracy sdioeked at this ex posure No ;
but in 1843 they voted Col. Johnson 810,
000 in payment of an old Indian claim.
In 1834, W. P. Harris, a receiver of pub
lic moneys at Columbus, Miss. indorsed
by his Democratic Representative in Con
gress ( John F. II. Claiborne) as "one of
the main pillars of the Democratic cause,"
"ofdifl'used and deserved popularity," as
"one of the earliest and most distinguished
friends id the Jackson) administration in
Mississippi," as one whose "family and con
nections are extremely influential," and who
are "all co-operating with ua ia tha ariaous
struggle" against the enemies of Democracy
was known to be a defaulter. Was he
removed or punished ?
In March, 18:54, the Secretary of the
Treasury complained of his conduct : in Au
gust, 13:J5, he threatened his removal, but
the reasons assigned in the above indorse
ment forbade it; and in August, 1S:JG, this
W. P. Harris this "pillar of Democracy"
wrote to President Jackson, resigning
his office, and nominated as his "successor
Col. Gordon D. Boyd, of Attala county,"
another "main pillar of Democracy," in
dorsed by Harris as one who had "been for
years a prominent member of our the Mis
sissippi Legislature," as "an ardent sup
porter of your General Jackson's admin
istration," and as "an unyielding advocate
of the principles of Democracy."
"Col. Gordon D. Boyd, of Attala coun
ty," was accordingly appointed, and Secre
tary Woodbury quietly entered the follow
ing on the books of the Treasury: "Bal
ance due from Mr. Harris, 8101U78 08."
Only five months later the Secretary was
forced to open a similar correspondence
with Colonel Gordon D. Boyd. He had
early fell into the "footsteps of his illus
trious predecessor." In June, 1S37, Secre
tary Woodbury appointed Mr. Garesche to
examine he affairs of the Columbus office,
and the reported Colonel Boyd a defaulter
to the amount of 850,000. Was Boyd re
moved? Were the Democracy indignant ?
Were the' shocked or outraged at the con
duct of this "main pillar of Democracy ?"
Mr. Garesche, in his report, says to the
"The man (Colonel Gordon D. Boyd)
seems really pmitfnt and I am inclined to
think with his friends that he is honest, and
has been led away from duty by the ex
ample of his predecessor, and a certain
looseness in the code of morality which
here does not move in so limited a circle
as it does with us at home. Another re
ceiver iconl'l probably follow in the foot
steps of the two. You will not, therefore,
ba surprised if I recommend his being re
tained in preference to another appoint
ment ; for he has his hands full now. and
will not be disposed to speculate any more."
And so it was decreed. In the October
following, the "really penitent" and "hon
est" Boyd was allowed to resign, and the
Secretary, as in the case of Harris, entered
on his books: "(A B. Boyd is indebted
8")0,!t37 31) as per last statement at the
No foolish outcry on the party of the
Democracy no silly waste of indignation
no demand either by General .Jackson or
Martin Van Buren that "no guilty man cs-
And the "honesty" the "penitence"
of Boyd may be realiz 1 from the following
from the Louisville Journal of the time:
"Anotiikk SuK-TiiEAsiitEU A Mr.
Gordon D. Boyd, some time ago, was ap
pointed a receiver at one of the Mississippi
land offices. Shortly afterwards he proved
to be a defaulter to the amount of 850,000.
The promulgation of the fact did not at all
abash him. He immediately betook him
self to the stump for the vindication of his
character. 'I did appropriate the money
to my own use,' exclaimed he, 'and I ex
pected to be able to repay it, but my specu
lations turned out unfavoaably. ' 77s my
miyfortiutf, and. not my fault. I hope,
CiEN'TLEM EX, YOU AIIE SATISFIED !' 4 Oh,
yes,1 replied his Locofoco heareas, lice arc
perfectly satisfied.' "
Employment Scarce ia Philadelphia.
Mil. Kditot r Please say to any of your
readers who may be thinking of coming to
Philadelphia to find work, that they had
better not come. The city is flxjded with
men from all parts of the country, who
have imagined that the Centennial would
bring with it plenty of employment for
everybody! They have forgotten the fact
that thousands of good workmen, resident
in the city, are nov out of employment be
cause of the stoppage of the wheels of in
dustry in foundries, mills, shops, and stores
and while the Exhibition has giveu, and
will give, work to thousands, yet the sup
ply already far exceeds any possible demand.
The new comers are not only bitterly dis
appointed, but worse, for their little means
is soon exhausted, and they arc driven of
ten to the very verge of starvation, while
hundreds have to seek the shelter of the
strtion-houses, or walk the streets the
whole night long.
In response to an inquiry made of the
President of the House of Correction, the
following has just been received :
Ofeice of "The House of Coiirection'."
Philadelphia, March G, 187G.
John Waxamaker, Esq.,
Dear Sir : In reply to your favor of the
28th ult., I have had prepared the enclosed
statement, exhibiting the number of admis
sions to this Institution during the
months of December, January, and Feb.
last, and also the proportion of that num
ber who were committed at their own re
quest. Oftwety-two hundred and forty twa
(2242) admissions, no less than eleven hun
dred and fifty-one were self com
mitted. The supposition that, as a class, the oc
cupants of the House of Correction, ore
those who seek its food and shelter only to
avoid labor is erroneous. On the contrary,
asarulc, they work cheerfully enough,
even at the hardest and most disagreeable
of out-door employments stone' quarrying,
ditching, etc., though in very niaiiy esses,
the nieu have been' educated to clerical
rather than to manual labor.
The result is, therefore, startling, as an
I indsr cf the overcrowded condition of many
branches of industry, and I can fully en
dorse as excellent, the idea su-gested in
your note, n-initdy, to urge through the
cole ni ns of the country papers, young men
to stay ichere they are, and not crowd to
the city in anticipation of obtaining em
ployment, at least at the present timij.
Males. Ietnales. Total.
December, 0J1) 80 1088
January, 003 118 721
February, 351 70 433
Total, 195G 2SG 2212
Self-Co Mil itt ed.
December, G59 15 G74
January, 21)9 14 313
February, 15G 8 1GI
Total, HU 37 1151
The writer is led to send this communi
cation because of the large number of let
ters and calls he is constantly receiving from
persons in great distress, whose experience
is suggested in the foregoing ; and he feels
that ho cannot do a kinder service to the
young men outside of Philadelphia, than to
urge them, for their oicu sake, to remain
at home, unless they have the positive pro
mise of something to do when they come to
the city, and come fijr the purpose of claim
ing the promise.
President of the Philadelphia Young
Men's Christian Association.
The Republikaner, a German newspaper
in New York, has been looking at the posi
tion which parties occupy at the present
time, and concludes a long article on the
subject with these reflections :
The Southern papers are filled with ad
vertisements of speculating attorneys, soli
citing the prosecution of claims resulting
from damages done by the United States
during the war, and the prospect which
these lawyers hold out to such "claimants."
in the event of the access of a Democratic
Administration, are of such a nature that
they cannot be underrated by the parties
interested. Such signs denote the very es
sence of the impending national corrtest.
When Lincoln had been re-elected the
collapse of the southern confederacy took
place almost simultaneously with his rein
auguration, because they were wanting in
the resources necessary to continue the re
bellion for four years longer, until 18tl,
ere a possible reaction in their favor at the
ballot box in the loyal North could offer
them another opportunity fi r help from
that quarter. Now, since 18o5 the people
have been compelled, from considerations
of safety and self preservation, to maintain
a Republican Administration. This fact has
notrsince been reversed, but, if possible,
has become more imperative than at that
time. The Democratic partisans are utterly
indifferent as to the price the people would
have to pay for the luxury of a 'Democra
tic Restoration," as long as they alone can
reach their purpose.
A Michigan Giant.
Charley Freeman, says the Ypsilanti
Sentinel, along back in the thirties, appear
ed for the first time among a gang of labor
ers orf the Flat Rock & Gibraltar Canal,
and he moved among ordinary men like a
sonofAnak, He looked eight feet high,
at least, and three feet across the shoudlerJ.
His arm sprang from his chest as large as
any middle sized man's body, and tapered
dowii to a hand three inches thick, and
when doubled into a fist, as big and hard
as a rail-splitter's maul- lie gave his age
at seventeen, and he was growing. He
hired for the wages and work of an ordi
nary hand ; but when he' seized a shovel it
went through the clay like a break'mg-up
plow, and the handle soon cam j off if the
blade held. An ordinary ax was but a
feather in his hand. It sank to the eye in
the wood, and the helve splintered. He
dealt out strength by the wholesale, and
he could not weigh out his force in the
measure of ordinary men.
When he stood among a gang of laborers
the contrast made them look like children.
The strolling Indians would stare in
amazement a few moments, and then with
a deep "ugh !" get out of the sight of
him as fast as their dignity would let them.
He was put to do the work of three pairs of
oxen. That was removing the trunks of
trees cut in ten or twelve foot lengths out
of the way of the diggers not hitched to
them like oxen, to snake them away, but
his right hand utider the end, raising it
from the ground, then balancing in across
his left forearm, he' shot the saw logs far
to one side with a1! the case that a skilled
workman piles hi.? split cord wood. And
thus, day after day, the giant in'oved until
the canal was not built any more.
He appeared- again on the boats that
plied along tlie Huron river, Michigan. He
was the engine and tackle to handle heavy
freight. What others could not shove or
roll, he would pick up and carry or toss.
When-the heavrly freighted boat stuck on
the ripples he just stepped out of the stern
and boosted her over. Nobody would
have felt surprised if he had taken the
whole boat' arid cargo right under his arms,
as a woman carries a dough-tray, and
marched across by land, when they came
to long bends in the river. Nobody ever
said he did this, because they never wanted
to exaggerate his feats, any more than we
But navigation did not pay, and that
stopped too Soaae of tba "fiiDcy" heard
of the uncelebrated giant, and took the no
tion that there was money in him. H'
was as simple as a child. An; one toull
lead him. It never got through his skull
that he was reinarkab' T- sharpers
meant to keep him so, aid speculate on his
prodigious power. They ci.ed him off
eastward. At Buffalo they sent him into
a dock saloon with a sixteen hundred
pound anchor under his left arm, just as a
chopper carries his ax, to pawn it for
drinks. He got the drinks, and the keeper
was glad to treat him for carrying it out
again. Thus he and his friends traveled
on his muscle to the sea coast, and aross
to England. They intended to get a soli
thing on sonic English champion. They
had too much of a good thing. A friendly
sparring as an experiment, with a profes
sional boxer showed that a ma ch with any
living pugi ist was impossible. The giant's
face could not be effectually reached.
Blows on his body might as well have been
planted on a sand-bag. When his unskilled
maul came down it came with the force of
a pile-driver, and no matter what it met
the obstacle went to the earth.
By the ruse of representing him as large
and strong, but green, they made a match
of science and skill against power, with a
footed pugilist. The parties came c'n the
ground, but at the first sight of him his
opponent turned away saying: "I came
to fiht with a large man not with a moun
tain." Second-, re'tree3 an! all hands de
clared the match "oh. "
Findrng nothing could be made out cf
him, his sharp aUenujuis deserted him.
From Michigan to Liverpool the route had
been one of continued dissipation, and he
had contracted the seeds of di.-ctse. De
serted in a strange land, he was uncared
for ; an object of awe and curiosity, use
less to anybody else and helpless to care
for himself, he soon died of consumption
and was buried in a pauper's grave.
When Heenen and S .yres wcr : raising
s:feh an excitement a few years ago there
was some talk of the sporting fraternity in
tending to erect fbr him a mouuuient, but
they never did.
Thus perished perhaps the most magni
ficent specimen of physical manhood that
the United States ever produced. He never
learned a letter ; he never felt a refining. in
fluence ; he never had a real friend. Ilia
raprd grovrth, great siz and iuimcns
strength prevented all possible parental
moulding or influence. It was fortunate
for himseif that his birth w.js in a place,
and at a time, where and when, necessity,
we may say, forced him to run to waste.
The New County Bills.
There are two bills before the Legisla
ture fixing the salaries of county officials.
One applies to the counties of Philadelphia.
Allegheny and Luzerne, and the other to
all the other counties in the State. The
latter provides that in counties containing
less than 150,01)0 inhabitants all fees limi
ted and appointed by law to be received by
each county officer shall, when the aggre
gate fees exceed $3,000, belong to the
proper county. The duty of the officers
whose fees exceed $3,000 shall be to exact,
collect and receive all such fees to and for
the use of their .respective counties, except
such taxes and fees as arc levied for the
state, which shall be to and for the use of
the state, and none of said officers shall re
ceive for their own use or for any use or
purpose whatever except for the use of the
proper cornty, or for the state, as the case
may be, any fees for any official services.
It shaft le the duty of the coun'y auditors
in each county containing less than' one
hnudred and fifty thousand inhabitants,
whenever it shall appear from the amount
of business transacted by any county offi
cer, the population of the county or other
caive, that the fees attaching to any coun
ty office appears to exceed the sum of three
a re ful
ation of all books, papers, accounts or other
dates by which the amount of fees attaching
to any office may be ascertained, or shall
make report setting fbrth the amount of
fees earned in such office within the year
to the County Commissioners. If the fees
have exceeded $3,000 the County Commis
sioners shall notify such officer and the
County Treasurer of the fact ; and all fees
received by sirch officer after the beginning
of the next succeeding month shall be paid
by him into the county treasury, and such
officer thereafter shall be entitled to the
salary provided for in this act. .
The annual salary of" each county officer
within this Commonwealth, when not
otherwise provided for, shall be three thou
sand dollars, together with twenty-five per
centum upon all sums paid into the county
treasury by him in excess of three thousand
dollars: Provided, That whenever the
fees attaching to any County office shall
not reach three thousand dollars, then the
officer holding the same shall continue to
receive his compensation in fees' as now
provided by law.
The salaries fixed and provided by the
foregoing provisions shall be in lieu of all
or any money, fees, perquisites or mileage
which are now or may hereafter be re
ceived by any officer nannd in this act,
and all said moneys, fees, mileage or per
quisite received by any of them as com
pensation, fees or perquisites, from any
source whatever, shall in all cases belong
to the county and shall be paid into its'
treasury, except where required to be paid
to the state as provided in this act.
This act shall imply only to county offi
cers elected or appointed to office after the
date of its approval.
. The polica of Philadelphia will take a
census of that city on April 3d.
Cooking by Cold.
It is a curious fjet, not generally known,
h.at the action of intense cold on origanio
substances is similar to that of a high de
gree of heat, and that, when subjected to a
very low temperature, meat can be brought
to a onditlon similar to its state when cook
ed by actual warmth. Quito recently a
Hungarian chemist, Dr. yon Sawiezewsky,
who, it appears, has investigated all the
various way3 suggested for the preserving
meat (by chemieab, cooking by heat and
Ik rustically sealing, etc.), and has fouud
points of objection to all, attempted the
preparation of the material by subjecting
it in a perfectly fresh slate to a temperature
of 33 deg below 2ro, Fall., and s:a!ing it
afterwards in tins. The results obtained
have been highly satisfactory ; the meat on
being removed from the cans appears, in
point of smell and color, as fresh a2 ifjcfst
taken from the butcher's stall. Although
partially cooked, and thus requiring less
fuel to complete its preparation, for tho
table, it is entirely without the taste cf
meat which has been partially subjected to
any heating process, and may be roasted,
boiled or otherwise treated, the same as if
it were fresh. A commission appointed
by the German Governments ha3 lateJv
conducted a series of earefol and successful
experiments' upon the process ; and as &
final test two corvettes of a German navy,
being about to circumnavigate the globe,
have been supplied with a large stock. An
extensive factory is being erected in
Hungnry for its manufacture.
Only those who are wide awake now ap
pear to escape the clutches of the sharpers.
A few days ago a person Was s"ef:'t to :t
Philadelphia bank for the purpose of draw
ing money to pay the wages of the hands
in a manufactory. Two men stood near
the place where he was engaged in count
ing over the amount he had received, some
$1,800; One of the men remarked to him,
"You've dropped a dollar note, sir," point
ing to a greenback of that denomination
lying ofi the floor. "All right, sir," was
the reply, "I'll just put my foot on it for
the present," which he did. and c'outhiued
counting his money. It was not until the
sharpers learned that they were trvir'-
their game upon an experienced customer,
that they iufbrniel him the dollar note was
dropped by one of them. Any other than
a wide-awake person would have stooped
for the note, and in all probability have
lost the $1,800.
The other day there was a vcrv
ludicrous scene in the United State Sen
ate. There are some new revolving and
reclining chairs in the Senate, and it is
nothing uncommon for a Senator to lean
back and take his case. Senator McCrecrv,
of Kentucky, happened to be sitting on
the outsideTow, when an exciting debate
occurred on the whisky frauds. Whether
he was asleep or not is yet undecided, for
he fleeps when he likes in his chair. But
he fell, and great was his fall. Think of
two hundred and forty pounds of Ken
tucky manliness rolling around the floor
of the Senate ! Just as Senator Cherman
commenced talking of. Kcntu'cy whisky
:n iep'y to Senator Gordon', oVer went tho
a'laut Bern cratio Senator. Altera roll
and a struggle to regain his feet, he sat
dignifiedly in his chiir, looked serene,
giz.'d blandly around the Senate Shainber
and galleries, and then shook his big
frame with a hearty,- noiseless laugh.
William Hutchinson, of Springfield, Erio
county, is afflicted with something which
for want of a better ij-ame is called a
devil." In 185S he was seized with con
vulsions of aft extraordinary nature. His
limbs and face were horribly contorted, and
his writhings were fearful to be hold. His
mind all through these strange perform
ances was perfectly clear, and he came out
of thrjni merely exhausted. Every year
since that date, at the same time of the
year, William Hutchinson is compelled to
tie himself in a bow-not and go through
with th se couvrlsions, aird all the doctors
in the country haven't been able to stop it.
But he is making a plucky fight, and it is
hoped will beat the devil in the long run.
The Clearfield Journal says : Farmers
state that the fall grain has been considera
bly damaged by freezing out during the
several recent cold snaps. We presume,
however, there will be pretty good crops
in thi county notwithstanding the dam
ago referred to, and that there will be a
larger crop of grain cut than heretofore
a larger acreage having been sown than
General Frank Reedjr has been elected
Senatorial delegate, and J. K. Dawes,
Uriah II. Wenuer and David Aikerman
Representative delegates to the Republican
State Convention, from Northampton
county. They are instructed to vote for
Howard J. Beeder for delegate to tho
There was received on Saturday at tho
mint in Philadelphia ono of tho largest
lumps of gold amalgam ever registered in
that building. It was from Colorado, was
eleven and a half inches high and eighteen
inches in circuiufereuce, a.nd, was'wurth'
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