The Jeffersonian. (Stroudsburg, Pa.) 1853-1911, May 25, 1876, Image 1

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Scuotc to politics, literature, Agriculture, Science, iHorolitn, nub cnerol 3nteliiScucc.
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Surveyor, Conveyancer and
Real Estate Agent.
Paras. Timber Lands ancl Town Lots
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s:rgeon 5c mechanical dentist.
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aisy Kiirn-rior anil Keautifully finMiel in
'"iiiients so far iclij.-e.l their competitor in
T,i!:inie I '-i.-it y, swetrtness and delicacy of tone,
fc-'' c.irry nii'tlie ;ir-t a;id only premium jriv
ptijfcxiiil.itf.iv f.f rel Orpins at t!ie Monroe
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onty the Urt. lr j.rice li-t address
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PAPER HA A (i Eli,
Nearly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop,
Stroudsbcro, Pa.
f0rT"e, undcrsi?ne( would reppcci fully in
the citizens of Stroudsbur and vicinity
" is now fully prep-jred to do all kinds
ip;r Han;rin?j Glazing and Painting,
J ;nPt'y and at short notice, and that he
IV)' if co!,5:tan,1y on 'ind a fine stock of
c : '"2? 0, aH dcecripiions and at
i8paPnCes' lfle Paironage of the public.
Jrnestly fco!ici0d. Way 10, 1872.
r, A douhle house and lot. near the Court
iiL f' tl,0i,P- Will 1-e oW togfther or 8epa
t !,"l'tin. of t0uit'l'wn-haer.
A To
"jV '.'ahletwostorv Dwilli rtg House, contain
fcjA ."wunooms.orn; of whkh is suitable
lJ!"1i-'? ;"r a,!r't("'e lioom, situate on Main tre.-t,
! !!' .he 'oUKh of Stroudshurg. The
t "-"!r is i":arlv new, and evtry
'TiT U lq t'ood lajij'dition, i-or te.f,i ie.,
D0?!? you w Hint .F. u.
in iarty Son u,o the only Under
tusino' .Jsburg who understands their
a-iv? it I1?1' attend a Funeral managed
juurtaker in town, and you
.r,.: '.'.proor ortJie fact.
The iindcrsiiio.1 ctrer at private sale the follow ing tH k of t ows, Heifers and Calves, which
l-reed was i...lM.rted lv Fowler, one the he.s judge
ot stock in the I nit.Nl States. J
A lot of Ayrshire Cows and Heifers.
A lot of lurham Cows and Heifers.
A lot of croKsul stK:k.
A lot. of Ayrshire Calves.
A lot of urhain t!a)ves.
11?."L.?,,H'k tau oc examined on the stoek farm of Col
L- oou, near this Borough. For terms, Ac. call"
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tt, , , ... JOHX SKIAVOOl).
Stroudshur. April C, lS7i.
"We the undersigned respectfully inform
the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity,
that we have added to our large assort
ment of
A complete and carefully selected stock of
Men's & Youths' Ready
made Ciothhm
of the latest and most fashionable styles
and best quality. AVc have also a com
plete line id'
Please give us a call and examine our
stuck and prices before you purchase else
where. We shall soon offer a large assort
ment of
Umbrellas, Traveling Bags, &c.
You will find us one door west of Key
stone lrug Store, Main Street, Strouds
burg, Pa.
X. 1. Silk Hats ironed and repaired
at idiort notice. Give us a call.
Stroudsburg, April 20, 1S7C.
$000 REWARD!
A tall-complexioned YOUXCi MAN, ajxed
j ft. G in., height lbs. Had on, when last
een two pairs of Kwallo'.v-tailed sealskin
trousers, fashionable mutton cutlet vaiscoiit,
with delirium trimmings; double-barrelled
frock coat, with hore collar and sausage
lining; patient leather-bottom toptdiocs, laced
up at the sole, and buttoned inside.
He is deaf and dumb of one eye and hard
of hearing with the other, with a slight squint
in his eye teeth ; stoops very up right with a
loud impediment in his look, chignon on up
per lip with whiskers bitten of!" short inside;
mouth like a torn pocket ; hair oT a deep scarlet
blue and parted from ear to yonder; Calves of
legs rising 4 years, to be sold cheap ou ac
count of. the dearness of milk; very liberal
with other peoples' money, and well known to
a good templar, having been eleventeen years
a member of the 1. O. G. T. (I Often Get
Tight Society).
Any one who knows of his whereabouts will
please report at the
Empire Clothing Store,
w here he will find the
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Trunks, Valices, &c. &c.
kept in this vicinity, and which we will sell
at the
If you want to save money don't fail to ex
amine our stock before purchasing elsewhere.
If you want GOOD GOODS at low prices,
there is no place in Monroe County to com
Our new ftock is complete in every particu
lar. Please call and examine for yourselves.
at Empikk Clothisg Sxobe.
Stroudsburg, March 23, 1876. if.
Y r sale at this Office.
Store !
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It was in a saloon in Chicago. He was
a gaunt young man, whose face hadn't
been washed for two months, and who
wore his hair long behind, lie was attired
in a slouch hat, buckskin breeches, a red
flannel shirt open at the neck, and a rough
coat. He had four revolvers and a big
knife in his belt. When four dry goods
clerks came in a group and ordered some
beer, the first dry goods clerk said to the
barkeeper :
"Say, John, who's that fellow over
yonder ?"
"That." said the saloon keeper, droping
his voice to an awestruck whisper, "that is
Buff ler Ben, the "Wild Trapper of the
Great Plains. Ask him to drink. Per
haps he will."
The first dry goods clerk did so. and
the "Wild Trapper replied :
"Wall, stranger, seem' as its you, I will
just take some fire water. As I heerd
Old lted Tail say to Spotted Cloud, 'It's a
mighty long time between drinks.' Here's
to us," and he ingulfed a dose of whisky.
"You arc," said the first dry goods clerk,
"connected with the trapper business ?"
"In the scalp aud grizzly Hue," said the
second dry goods clerk.
"Your rcminisences of a personal
character, I doubt not, would be exciting
and interesting," said the third dry goods
"Truth is stranger than fiction. Take
something?" said the fourth dry goods
"Wall, no," said the trapper ; "I never
drink when I'm off the war trail. It kinder
makes me ugly, ycr see, and I'm apt to
dror my cutlery. 1 killed seven men that
I was talking to as friendly as I mout be
to you, but I sorter got riled ; wall, gimme
some more whisk-."
"Your hand," said one of the dry goods
clerks, "has often bceu stained with human
blood ?"
"Stranger, she hcv. The fust time you
come up and see me at my wickiup in
Montana second lodge on the right
beyond the Yellowstone river, and bo sure
you turn to the left up by the big bowlders
three hundred miles this side ask any
Injin, and tell him ycr want to see Buff ler
Ben, and ef he don't scalp yer he'll show
yer the road plum straight. I'll show yer
Old Bull's Eye, my rifle. She's old Kaiu
tuck stock (likewise the barrel) and is six
teen feet long, and whenever I wipe out a
white man 1 make a notch on the barrel,
and there's notches all the way up one side
and nine feet down the other. I went up
to see your graveyards at Cavalry and
Greeceland. They're a good deal like my
private graveyards, more posies and statues,
and so ou, though they ain't so spacious.
Now, j I st about three months ago I turned
loose in a barroom down to Lafayette,
Arkansaw, and the coroner was kept busy
for three days after attending to seven in
quests. And this was just because a durn
skunk stood up at the bar and improved
his mind with my conversation, and never
asked me if I would take"
Ilcrr one of the dry goods clerks caught
Buff ler Ben's eye, aud he stammered out
an invitation to fill her up again. Mr.
Buff 'ler Ben irrigated himself, and in reply
to a fpucstion concerning his solution of the
Indian question, said :
"Injins ! Wall, no ; I never keep count
of the reds I wipe out. I used to when I
was young and sort of vain, but I grew
out'n it. It looked too much like vanity.
I suppose I've not taken the trouble to lift
the bar of the last 1 50 or 200 Indians I've
killed. Before that I was kinder particular
that way, and took so many scalps that I
bust the 'Frisco chignon market, and seven
teen dealers in false hair went into bank
ruptcy. Injins is poor trash. .Gimme a
whole tribe of 'cm, and I'll wipe 'cm out as
fast as I can load my revolver and put it
to my shoulder."
Here he paused again and was promptly
refreshed. Then he continued :
"I tell you, boys, if you want to sec the
choicest country on the footstool, jest you
go to them ar Black Hills. The only thing
agin the country is the buffaloes. They
hatch there, and when they take to flight
it's awful to see them in clouds so thick
you can't sec the sun, and when they light
they chaw ou garden sass, and sour apple
trees, and corn, railroad ties, and potatoes,
and telegraph poles. But thcr's gold in
the Black Hills. I've seen it myself. When
you get down to the bed-rock you strike
$50 and $20 pieces, and you wash out
eagles and dollars in the streams, and up
in the roots of the grass you find small
scrip and nickels. No nuggets as I know
on, though I did hear at Shyan of one
worth $105,000."
Thus, with anecdote and information,
Buff 'ler Ben whiled away the time. When
the four dry goods clerks had settled for
the drinks, their bill amounting to $G.85,
he bade them an affectionate farewell, and
made them promise to call at his tepee if
ever they were up in Montana. When they
had gone out, the barkeeper paid him his
twenty per cent, commission on the drinks
sold through his instrumentality, and told
him to recollect next time that it was
grasshoppers that flew, not buffaloes.
A Presbyterian minister, while marrying
a couple of his rustic parishoncrs, felt ex
ceedingly disconcerted on his asking the
bridegroom if he was willing to take the
wom;.n for his wedded wife, by his scratch
ing his head and saying, "Ay, I'm wullin'
but I'd rather hae her sktcr."
A Little Misunderstanding.
There was some horse racing over at the
Blank course one day last fall and Butter
wick attended to witness it. Ou his way
home in the Beading cars, in the afternoon,
he encountered the llev. Dr. Pott?, a cler
gyman, who knew no more about horse
racing than a Hindoo knows about seven
up. Butterwick, however, took tor grant
ed in his usual way that the doctor was fa
miliar with the subject, and, taking a seat
beside him, he remarked :
I was out at the Blank course to-d;iy to
see Longfellow."
"Indeed ! Was he there ? Where did
you say he was ?"
"Why, over yer at the course. I saw
him and Gen. Harney, and a lot more of
'em. He run agin Gen. Harney and it creat
ed a big excitement, too : but he beat the
General badly, and the way the crowd
cheered him was wonderful. They say that
a good deal of money changed hands. The
fact is, I had a small bet on the General
"You don't mean to say that Longfellow
actually heat Gen. Harney?"'
"Yes, I do ! Beat him the worse kind.
You'd hardly' ve thought it, now, would
you ? I was never more surprised iu my
life. " What's queer about it is that he
.seemed just as fresh afterward as before he
commenced. Didn't faze a bit. Whv, iu
stead of wanting to rest, he was jumping
about just as lively, and when the crowd
began to push arouud him he kicked a boy
in the stomach and doubled him up nearly
killed him. Oh ! he's wicked ! I wouldn't
trust him as far as I could see him."
"This is simply astonishing," said the
doctor. "I wouldn't have believed it pos
sible. Are vou sure it was Longfellow,
Mr. Butterwick?"
"AVhy, certainly, of course ; I've seen
him often before. And after breathing
awhile, he and Maggie Michell came out,
aud as soon as they stepped off he put ou
an extra spurt or two and led her by the
neck all around the place, and she came
pulling and blowing and nearly exhausted.
I never took much stock in her, anyway."
"Led her by the neck ! Why, this is the
most scandalous conduct I ever heard of.
Mr. Butterwick, you must certainly be jok
ing." "I pledge you my word it's the solemn
truth. I saw it myself. And after that
Judge Fullerton and Gen. Harney they
took a turn together, and that was the pret
tiest contest of the day. First the Judgc'd
beat the General, and then the Gencral'd
put in the licks and give it to the Judge,
and the two'd be about even for a while,
and all of a sudden the General would give
a kinder jerk or two and leave the Judge
just nowheres, and by the time the General
passed the third quarter the Judge keeled
over against the fence and gave in. They
say he broke his leg ; but I don't know if
that's so or not. Anyway he was used up.
If he'd passed that quarter he might have
been all right."
"What was the matter with that quar
ter ? Wain't it good ?"
"Oh, yes. But you see the Judge must
have lost his wind or something ; and I
reckon when he tumbled it was something
like a faint, you know."
"Severed him right for engaging in such
a brutal contest."
"Well, I dunno. Depends on how you
look at such things. And when that was
over Longfellow entered with Mattie Eve
lyn. lie kept snooting past her all the
time, and this worried her so that she ran
a little to one side and somehow, dunno
how it happened, but his leg kinder tripped
her, and she rolled over on the ground,
hurt pretty bad, I think, while Longfellow
had his leg cut pretty near to the bone."
"Did any of the shots strike her?"
"I don't understand you."
"You said he kept shooting close to her,
and I thought maybe some of the bullets
might have struck her."
"Why, I meant that he ran past her, of
course. How in thunder could he shoot
bullets at her?"
"I thought maybe he had a gun. But
I dou't understand any of it. It is the
most astounding thing 1 ever heard of, at
any rate."
"Now, my dear sir, I want to ask you
how Longfellow could manage a gun ?"
"Why, as any other man does, of course!"
"Man ! man ! Why, merciful Moses !
you didn't think I was talking about hu
man beings all this time, did you ? Why,
Longfellow is a horse ! They were rac
ing, running races over at the course, this
afternoon, and I was trying to tell you about
"You don't say so," remarked the Doc
tor, with a sigh of relief. "Well, 1 do
dare, I thought you were speaking of the
poet, and I hardly knew whether to believe
you or not ; it seemed so strange that he
should bchacve in that manner."
Then Mr. Butterwick went into the
smoking-car to tell the joke to his frieuds,
aud the Doctor sat reflecting upon the out
rageous impudence of the men who named
their horses after respectable people.
Good Advice for the Young.
Avoid all boastings and exaggerations,
backbiting, abuse, and evil speaking ; slang
phrases aud oaths in conversation ; depre
ciate no man's qualities, and accept hospi
talities of the humblest kind in a hearty
and appreciative manner ; avoid giving of
fence, and if you do offend, have the manli
ness, to apologize ; infuse as much elegance
as possible into your thoughts as well as
your actions ; and, as you avoid vulgarities
you will increase the enjoyment of life, and
grow in the respect of others.
Sara Lawson on Courtin.'
"I 'member I used to lead the singin' in
them days, aud Miry she used to sing coun
ter, so we sot putty near together iu the
singers' seats : and I used to think Sunday
murnin's when she'd come to meetin' in
her white dress and her red checks and her
bonnet all tipped off with haylock, that
'twas for all the world just like June sun
rise to have her come into the singers' seats.
Them was the das I didn't improve my
privileges, boy," said Sam. sighing deeply.
"There was a time that cf I'd spoke there's
no knowin' what mghtn't happened, 'cause
you see, boys, I was better lookin' in them
days than 1 be now. Now, you mind, boys,
when you grow up, ef you go to waiting
on a nice gal, and you're most a mind to
speak to her, don't you go and put it off,
'cause if you do you may live to repent it.
"Well, you, see, from the time that Bill
Elderkin came and took the Academy, I
could see plain enough that it was time for
me to hang up my fiddle. Bill he used
to set in the singers' seats, too, and he
would have it that he sung tenor. He no
more sung tenor than a skunkbird, but he
made b'Jieve that he did, just to git next
to Mirv- in the singers' seats, and thou they
used to be writiu' backwark and forward to
each other till they tore out all the leaves
of the hymn-books aud the singin-books be
sides. Wal, I never thought the house o'
the Lord was jest the place to be courtin'
in, and I used to get consid'able shocked at
the way things went on atween them. Why,
they'd be a writin' all sermon-time ; and
I've seen him a-lookin' at her all through
the long prayer in a way that wa'n't right,
considerin' they were both professors of re
ligion. But then the fact was old Black
IIoss John was to blame for it, 'cause he
never let 'em have no chance to home.
You see, old Black IIoss he was set agin
Elderkin 'cause he was poor. You see, his
mothbr, the old widdah Elderkin, she was
just about the poorest, peakedest old body
over to Sherburne, and went out to days
work, and Bill Elderkin he was all for
books and larnin', and Black IIoss Johu he
thought it was shiftlessness, but Mir)- she
thought it was a genius, and she got it sot
in her mind he was a-going to be President
of the United States or some sich.
"Wall, old Black IIoss he wa'n't none
too polite to Miry's beau in general, but
when Elderkin used to come to see her he
was snarlier than a saw ; he hadn't a good
word for him noways ; aud he'd rake up the
fire right before his face and eyss, and rat
tle about fastening up the windows, and
tramp up to bed, aud call down the chain--ber
stairs to Miry to go to bed, and was
sort o' aggravatin' every way.
"Wal, cf folks want to get a gal set on
bavin' a man, that ar's the way to go to
work. Miry had a consid'able stiff will of
her own, and if she didn't care about Tom
Beacon before she hated him now ; and if
she liked Bill Elderkin before, she "was
clean gne over to him now ; and so she
took to goin' to the Wednesday evening
lecture and the Friday evening prayer
meetin', and the singin' school, jest as reg
'lar as a clock, and, so he did ; and after
ward they always walked home the longest
way. Fathers may jest as well let their
daughters be courted in the house peace
able, 'cause if they can't be courted in the
house they'll find places where they can be;
it's jest human natur'." Atlantic Monthly.
Amateur Art Criticism.
A Detroit artist has fur the last five or
six months been throwing his whole soul
into a landscape which ' is now on exhibi
tion in a Woodward avenue window. It is
called a fine painting by art critics, yet
what are art critics in number to the great
public no two of whom see or criticise alike.
There was a crowd around the pictures
yesterday, and a boot-black took a square
look at the painting and said :
"Purty good river he painted, but it
runs uphill. Wonder if thj artist didn't
ever go fishing ?"
There was a pause, and an elderly gentle
man with spectacles on remarked :
"What strikes me most is that all those
six cows should bo switching their tails the
same way and at the same time."
The crowd looked closer, and it was the
general opinion that the artist should have
switched over some of those tails.
"It's very nice," said a young man with
a sore e-e, "but look at that log house from
a builder's view. Why, it's so far out of
plumb that it will fall over and hurt some
one before night, and the chimey wouldn't
draw if there were forty fires below."
There was a long period of silence as
each otic of the crowd lined the walls with
his eye. Then an old woman cautiously
remarked :
"No matter about the house or the cows
or the river it's a nice picture. I got
two chromos that I paid a dollar apiece for,
and I don't believe they arc a bit better
than this."
There was a woman at her side with a
head of cabbage iu a basket, and she put in :
"If I can find a smooth board anywhere
I'll have my husband make three or four
pictures like that !"
There was another long silence, and then
a sedate man, whose garments were fast
going to Time's hospital for old clothes,
elbowed the boys back with a great show
of authority, and remarked :
"You folks don't know anything about
art. You had better go and criticise a
lamp-post or a street sign. That there
painter has used up three yards of good
factory cloth, a whole day's time and uiorc'n
two shillings worth of paint, and you
ignoramuses come around here and go to
abusing his picture 1" Detroit Free Icss.
NO. 52ff
How They Hang a Man In China.
I observed one mode of Chinese capital
punishment known as the "cage. The
"cage" used was between two and three feefc
square, and over six feet high. Near the
bottom was a close floor of plank. The
four sides were open work of plank palings.
The planks composing the cover were made
to fit around a man's neck, close enough to
strangle him. The condemned man was
put into this cage, his head projecting above,
the cover fitting around his neck, and un
der his feet a number of bricks one above
the other, just enough to enable him to
tiptoe. When this position, from wearness,
became unendurable, his only relief was to
hang by his neck. The design is to make
a man suffer as much as possible, but not
to kill him too quickly. Usually afler a
criminal has been standing thus for a day
or so, one of the brick.s is removed, and
then another, until he hangs by his neck
altogether. It is said that a strong man
ordinarily will endure the torture several
days before life becomes extinct.
On the present occasion death was has
tened more quickly. The man was put into
the cage on Sunday afternoon, I believe
about one o'clock. I heard of it on Mon
day morning, and went over to Amoy about
two o'clock in the afternoon to see him.
He had then been dead some time. The
guard said that he died just before daylight;
that he was conscious of having committed
great crimes, and had hastened his own
death by kicking the bricks from under his
feet. But the people said (privately) that
the guard wished to get rid of their charge
that they might prepare to keep New
Year's day (the Chinese New Year was
near at hand,) and therefore had taken the
bricks from under his feet during the night.
This probably was the fact. Christian at
Happiness and Health.
The following maxims are from Dr.
Hall's new book, "How to Live Long :"
1. Oueofthc happiest and most inde
pendent of all occupations is that of im in
telligent farmer whose land is paid for and
who keeps out of debt.
2. The facination of salaried positions is
but too often the fascination of a serpent,
which beguiles but to destroy.
3. Be your own master, and master of
your calling, and you will soon become the
master of others.
4. Next to religion, there is no element
so essential in life as vigorous, robust health.
5. A sound mind in a sound body is a
fitting foundation for all that is high and
noble in human achievement.
G. The safest and best remedies in the
world are warmth, rest and abstinence
the brutes employ these.
7. Physical, mental and moral health are
interdependents hence, what improves or
promotes one. improves and promotes the
8. Almost all feel gratified at every
pound's increase in weight, as if people like
pigs, were measured by fat.
9. He brings the most happiness to him
self, who docs the most to promote the
happiness of others.
A Burning Rock.
The Charlotte (N. C.) Ohscr icr savs :
"The family of Mr. J. G. Freeland, who
lives seven miles from this city, on the
North Carolina railroad, bore witness, on
Friday last about midday, to a singular
sight. Some member of the family was
standing on the porch, when, castiug his
eye forward he saw a bright light of an
egg shape spring up from the ground about
two hundred yards from the house, on a
small eminence close to the railroad. Ho
called the attention of the other members
of the family to the sight, and they watched
it until it reached the size of a half bushel
measure. After burning this way for a
while the light suddenly went out, and
those who had seen if ran to the spot where
it had been seen. There they fouud a rock,
which, as they could tell from one side of it,
was a white flint. It was very black on one
side, and was too hot to be handled at first.
When it had cooled it was taken up easily
and broken in two. It was found
very brittle, and could be taken iu the hand
and mashed up as can a piece of charcoal.
The facts are undeniable, and can be easily
established. There are, we believe, similar
instances on record, and the burning is said
to be caused by gaseous exhalations from
earth which lies above gold deposits."
How to get rid of Flies.
The Rev. George Meares Drought, writ
ing from Ireland, says : "For three years
I have lived in a town, and during that
time my sitting room his been free from
flies, three or four only walking about my
breakfast table, while all my neighbors'
rooms were crowded. I often congratula
ted myself on my escape, but I never knew
the reason of it until two days ago. I then
had occasion to move my goods to another
house, while I remained on for two days
longer. Among other things moved were
two boxes of geraniums and calceolaries,
which stood in my window, the window al
ways being open to full cxteut, top and bot
tom. The boxes were not gone half au
hour before my room was as full of flies as
those around me. This, to mo is a new
discovery and perhaps it may serve to cu
courage others in that which is always a
source of pleasure, and which now proves
also to be a soure of comfort, viz : window
Philadelphia consumes 3000 barrels of
flour per day.