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A!tirncy at Law,
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WILLIAM S. KEES,
Sirveyor, Conveyancer and
Real Estate Asrent.
Finn?, Timber Lands and Town Lots
:rk:ir!- opi-o-itc American
'r ?.! the Coiner .Store.
ftSZOX & MECHANICAL DENTIST.
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April i::, 1S74. tf.
i COTTAGE ORGANS!
" i-ijwior and l.eat:ti(V.ly finished in
so Tar eclij-sed their conijHjtitor in
t (.'Oiiie-s and uc icacvo tone.
,f M! TV :ff I lip f;r.t find itrnttuiirn fri it-
''"fXtii.Hiori! of reed Orgnns at the Monroe
;r? l-a:r, hcl.i -i.t-mlier .-. 1874.
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GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
4 'y opposite Kautz'g Blacksmith hop,
fM! un'!?rsi?"e wouM respectfully in-
titat i "llz 11S troudsbur?; and vicinity
ofpa ' v lully prepared lo do all kinds
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ipy at fcllorl notice, and that
lWt,p Constantly on hand a fine t-tock ot
Vwn?l" oful1 !escription3 and ot
if-a!'i'.'C)',s' Patronage of the public
... y snlicted. May 1G, 1872.
eUlng House for Sa"lrZ
'Xff'0 tw0lit"rr Dwelling Ifonse, contain
S i ? M V(''i r.Miitis, w ofwliii-li issuitalili
I'd!- i i ti' " bituatoon Main btre.-t,
!,li V&i.'iii! v J:"r""h of Stronlshurr. The
;..ry,,.!:".,"s"i.s nearlv new, and overv jart
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VALUABLE STOCK AT
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The uiKlem-ned otl.-rs at private sale the follow!,,"
ceh-hnititl utoek .f Cows, Hotter ami Calves which
bre.,1 was in.pnrhMl l,v Fowll.r ono lu
ot st.x k in the 1 nitetl States. J ul!l
A lot of Ayrshire Cows an. I Heifer
A lot of Durham Cows and Heifers.'
A lot of cross.il xtock.
A lot of Ayrshire Calves.
A lot of lhii iiani (,:alves.
The M.K-k can Ik? examined on the stoc k farm of Col
U K. ol-ton, uear this Borough, lor terms, Ac. tall
Mromlshurg. April fi, ISTfi.
Wc the undersigned respectfully inform
the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity,
that wo have added to our large assort
HATS AMD CAPS,
A complete and carefully selected stock of
Men's & Youths' Ready
of the latest and most fashionable styles
and best quality. Wc have also a com
plete line of
CSMTS' FURNISH'NG GOODS,
Please give us a call and examine our
stock and prices before you purchase else
where. Vc shall soon oii'er a large assort
Umbrellas, Traveling Bags, &c.
You will find tis one door west of Key
stone Drug Stcrc, -Main Street, Strouds
X. 15. Silk Hats ironed and repaired
at short notice. (live us a call.
WALTON" k WIXTE11MUTE.
Stroudsburg, April 20, 1S7G.
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A tall-comilo.ioned YOUNG MAX, aped
o ft. ( in., Iieiht 1"0 lbs. Had on, when last
ecn two pairs of swallow-tailed Fealskin
trousers, fashionable mutton cutlet waisroat,
with leliiiiiiii trirnmitigs ; double-barrelled
frock coat, with horse collar and sausage
lining; patient leather-bottom top shoes, laced
up at the mjIc, and buttoned inside.
lie is deaf and dumb of one eye and hard
of hearing with the other, witli a slight srjuint
in his; eye teeth ; stoops very up right with a
loud irnjiediment in his look, chignon on up
per lip with whiskers bitten oft' short inside;
mouth like a torn pocket ; hair of a deep scarlet
blue and parted from ear to yonder; Calves of
Ie"s rising 4 years, to be sold cheap on ac
count of the dearness of milk; very liberal
w ith other peoples' money, and well known to
a good templar, having been eleventeen years
a member of the I. O. G. T. (1 Often Get
Any one who knows of his whereabouts will
please report at the
Empire Clothing Store
where he will find the
LARGEST and 13 EST ASSORTMENT
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Trunks, Valices, &c. &c.
kept in this vicinity, and which we will sell
LOWEST PANIC PRICES !
If you want to save money don't fail to ex
amine our stock before purchasing elsewhere.
If von want GOOD GOODS allow prices,
there is no place in Monroe County to com
pete with the KMP1KK CLOTHING 6TOI.JC.
Our new stock is complete in every particu
lar. Please call and examine for yourselves.
at Kmi-ihk Ciajthixg Stoke.
Slroudsburg, March 23, 1870. tf.
For sale at this Office.
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A CHAPTER IN REAL LIFE.
QUKKU WILL CASK THE DECEASED
LEAVES HIS CIIILDltEN PEN XI LESS, BIT
PROVIDES FOR II IS CONCUBINES.
A correspondent of the Xew York
writing from llonesd.d.v "WWim
county, under date of the 2 1th ult, tells
of a contested will case, attended with do
mestic complications of an extraordinary
character, that had just been tried in the
Wayne County Court.
In January, 1S73, a man who had for
thirty-five years been known as Daniel
Miner died in Clinton township, that coun
ty, lie was the owner of two fine farms
and considerable personal property. On
the farm on which he died were two
houses, one occupied by a woman named
Catharine Hooker, by whom he had three
children, and the other one by Rachel Ry
der, mother of three other of his children.
He lived alternately with these women for
twenty-six years, llachcl Ryder, however,
being the favorite mistress, to whom he
confided the bringing up of his oldest son
by Catharine Hooker. A year or so be
fore his death he was visited by an elderly
man, a stranger in the neighborhood, who
had a long private interview with Miner.
This man Miner introduced to ono or two
as his half-brother. Thomas Jefferson
Main, and during his stay at- Miner's the
latter kept him under his personal surveil
lance, as if apprehensive that lie might
make some revelation which the farmer
evidently feared to have made. Shortly
after the dej arture of Main from Clinton,
Miner received a letter, the contents of
which seemed to cause him intense grief,
but he did not make them known. From
that time he appeared to be oppressed with
feelings of remorse or sorrow over some
act of the past, and h's whole nature
changed. His health also rapidly failed,
and he died on the 4th of January, 1 ST.?,
in great agony, and pursued to the last by
some haunting remembrance.
Among Miner's neighbors there had been
for some time a vague understanding that
he had another family somewhere in Xew
York State. Catharine Hooker was be
lieved to know all about the matter, but
she never made an- revelations that satis
fied the curiosity of inquirers. Shortly af
ter the death of Miner a document pur
porting to be his will was entered in the
lb gistcr'sofiice in Honesdale, and letters
testamentary were issued thereon. Subse
quently, parties claimiug to be the only
lawful heirs of the dead man appeared and
announced their intention of bringing suit
to have the will set aside. According to
the terms of the will one farm was left to
Rachel Ryder during her life, and the
other to two sons of Catharine Hooker.
After Rachel Ryder's death the farm was
to go to James Miner, Catharine Ilookccr's
oldest son. The contesting parties were
Daniel D. Main and five others,- of Otsego
county, Xew York, who claimed to be the
legitimate children of Daniel Miner Main,
who was the legator under the name of
Daniel Miner. They told the following
narrative to establish their claim as the
lawful children of Miner :
In 1S2." one of the most prominent far
mers in Madison count', X. Y., was Da
vid Dennison, of Rrooklield. He had sev
eral children, one of them being a hand
some young woman named Phebc. In the
spring of the above year Dennison hired a
man to work on his farm by the name of
Daniel Miner Main. With this man Phebe
fell in love, and Iter parents strenuously
opposing her marrying their hired man,
she listened to his proposal to run away
and marry him, and in October accompa
nied him to Unadilla Forks, where they
were married by Elder W. R. Maxson.
The newly-married pair returned to the
bride's home some days afterwards and,
although her parents were deeply grieved
and indignant at her conduct, they forgave
her and took her husband to live with
them. They subsequently removed to
Plainficld, and finally to Edmeston, XT.
Y., where Mrs. Main found cause to repent
her hasty marriage. For thirteen ycar
her husband treated her with neglect and
cruelty, spending his time and her money
in debauchery, openly supporting a woman
named Catharine Hooker, familiarly known
as "Line" Hooker. In 18oS, having
wasted his wife's allowance, Main disposed
of all their personal property, even to the
necessities of life they had in the house,
and, pocketing the proceeds, left the place,
taking the Hooker woman with him. Re
sides his wife, he left seven small children
destitute of food and clothing. He never
returned, nor was he ever seen by any im
mediate member of his family thereafter.
When Main deserted his family he went
to Chenango county, XT. Y., thence to
Susquehanna count", Pa., and subsequent
ly settled in Clinton township, this county,
where he died. Twenty-six years ago he
met Rachel Ryder, then a young and at
tractive woman, in DundafF, Susquehanna
county. He took her to his house, and
subsequently built the second house on his
farm and put Catharine Hooker aud her
three children in it, placing Rachel at the
head of his own house, where she became
the mother of three of his children.
The will is contested on the ground that
Miner, or Main, was insane at the time it
was made, aud that undue influence was
brought to bear in having it made as it was.
It was shown that Miner had told a ne
phew of his that he intended to atone in a
measure for his trieatment of his wife and
family by leaving them his property when
he died,, and when Thomas J. Main, his
brother, visited him in 1S71, and con
sented to keep his secret and appear
as his half-brother, ho was filled with
COUNTY, PA., JUNE 8,
remorse, and averred that ho wanted to
make what restitution he could to his
wronged children. The decision in the
case in the points presented was averse to
the plaintiffs, but the suit is to be carried
to the Supreme Court.
The contesting parties are now among
the most prominent citizens of Otesgo
county. Mrs. Main the deserted wife,
died in 1SC9, after successfully bringing
up her largo family and seeing them well
established in life.
A SAN FRANCISCO EARTIIQUKE AND ITS EF
FECTS AS DESCRIBED HY BRET HAUTE.
Bret Harte, in "Gabriel Couroy," in
Scr timer's Monthly, gives us the following
idea of a San Francisco earthquake : The
middle of tho broad street was filled with a
crowd of breathless, pallid, death-stricken
men, who had lost all sense but the com
mon instinct of animals. There were hy
sterical men, who laughed loudly without a
cause, and talked incessantly of what they
knew not. There were dumb, paralyzed
men, who stood helplessly and hopelessly
beneath cornices and chimneys that toppled
over and crushed them. There were auto
matic men, who, flying, carried with them
the work on which they were engaged
one whose hands were full of bills and pa
pers, another who held his ledger under his
arm. There were men wht had forgotten
the ordinary instincts of decency some
half dressed, one who had flown from a
neighboring bathroom with only the towel
in his hand that afterward hid his naked
ness. There were men who rushed from
the fear of death into his presence ; two
were picked up, one who had jumped
through a skylight, another who had blind
ly leaped from a fourth story window. There
were brave men who trembled like child
ren ; there was one whoso life had been spent
in scenes of daring and danger, who cow
ered paralyzed in the corner of the room
from which a few inches of plastering had
fallen. There were hopeful men who be
lieved that the danger was over, and, hav
ing passed, would, by some mysterious law,
never recur ; there were others who shook
their heads and said that the next shock
would be fatal. There were crowds around
the dust that arose from fallen chimneys
and cornices, around runaway horses that
had dashed as madly as their drivers against
lampposts, around telegraph aud newspaper
offices, eager to know the extent of the dis
aster. Along the remoter avenues aud
cross streets dwellings were deserted, peo
ple sat upon their doorsteps or in chairs
upon the sidewalks, fearful of the houses
they had built with their own hands, and
doubtful even of this blue arch above them
that smiled so deceitfully ; of those far
reaching fields beyond, which they had cut
into lots and bartered and sold, and which
now seemed to suddenly raise against them,
or slip and wither away from their very
feet. It seemed so outrageous that this
dull, patient earth, whose homeliness they
had adorned aud improved, and which,
whatever their other fortune or vicissitudes,
at least had been their sure inheritance,
should have become so faithless. Small
wonder that the owner of a little house,
which had sunk on the reclaimed water
front, stooped in the speechless and solemn
absurdity of his wrath to shake his clenched
fist in the face of the Great Mother.
The real damage to life and property
had been so slight, and in such pronounced
contrast to the prevailing terror, that half
an hour later only a sense of the ludicrous
remained with the greater masses of the
people. Mr. Dumphy, like all practical,
unimaginative men, was among the first to
recover his presence of mind with the pass
ing of the immediate danger. People took
confidence when this great man, who had
so much to lose, after sharply remanding his
clerks and everybody else back to business,
re-entered his office.
Left His Money buried a good while.
The Harrisburg Patriot of Saturday
says, the day previous a person of gentle
madly appearance called at tho Kittatinny
Park Hotel, and inquired where the main
entrance to Camp Curtin was. The pro
prietor, Sheriff Davis, was a little uncer
tain in regard to where the main entrance
had been, but after a survey the point was
found, and the deired information impart
ed to the gentleman. The stranger took
from his pocket a compass, and after locat
ing himself proceeded about due north
west, and just above the residence of Ma
jor Anthony proceeded to investigate the
ground ' of the locality. After digging
awhile with a good sized stick, the stranger
unearthed a cigar box which, upon being
opened, was found to contain 000 in green
backs. The stranger had but few words to
say, and took his treasure away without
saying many words. He proceeded to Sher
iff Davis' aud invited a number of folks
that were looking at the construction of the
park to take a lemonade. He informed tho
curious that during the war he had taken a
bounty, and while in Camp Curtin, in 18G I
he concluded to bury his treasure rather
than to have it stolen. The ground was
marked out by the gentleman at that time
with a compass, and it was only yesterday
he returned after many years and found his
treasure. There may be more treasures
around Camp Curtin grounds, but we don't
think it would pay in seeking after wealth
to go around that neighborhood.
A Montgomery man who had salted
away a lot of butter for a Centennial rise,
took it to Philadelphia a few days ago and
got twelve cents a pound for it.
A Rich Man on Riches.
The following story, says the Wayside,
is tcld of Jacob Ridgeway, a wealthy citi
zen of Philadelphia, who died many years
ago, leaving a fortune of five or six million
Mr. Ridgeway," said a young man, with
whom the millionarie was conversing, "you
are to be envied more than any gentlemau
"Why so?" responded Mr. Ridgeway,
"I am not aware of any cause for which 1
should be particularly envied."
"What sir ?" exclaimed the young man
in astonishment ; "why, are you not a mil
lionaire ? Think of the thousands your in
come brings you every mouth !"
"Well What of that ?" replied Mr. R.
"All I get out of it is my victuals and
clothes, and I can't cat more than one man's
allowance or wear more than one suit at the
same time. Pray can:t you do as much?"
"Ah, but," said tho youth, "think of the
hundreds of fine houses aud the rental they
"What better am I off for that?" replied
the rich man. "I can only live in one
house at a time ; as for the money I receive
for rents, why I can't cat it or wear it ; I
can only use it to buy other houses for
others to live in. They arc the beneficiar
ies, not I."
"Rut you can buy costly furniture and
costly pictures, and fine carriages and horses;
in fact, anything you desire."
"And after 1 have bought them, re
sponded Mr. R. what then ?" I can only
look at the furniture and pictures and the
poorest man can do the same. I can ride
no easier in a fine carriage than you can in
an omuibus for five cents, with the trouble
of attendivg to drivers, footmen and host
lers ; and as to anything I desire, I tell you
young mauxjhat the less we desire in this
world the happier we will be. All my
wealth cannot buy me a single day more of
life, and can not purchase exemption from
sickness and pain ; it can not procure me
power to keep afar off the hour of death ;
and what will it avail me when in a few
short years at most I lie down in the grave
and leave it forever ? Young man you
have no cause to envy me."
Dr. J. G. Holland, in Scrib tier's for May.
Our whole system of treating double
crimes with one-sided laws, our whole silly
policy of treating one party to a double
crime as a fiend, and the other party as an
angel or a baby, has been not only ineffi
cient for the end sought to be obtained,
but disastrous. The man who offers a bribe
to any purpose which involves the infrac
tion of a law of the State or nation is, and
must be, an equal partner in the guilt ; and
any law which leaves him out of the trans
action is utterly unjust on the face of it.
If it is wrong to sell liquor, it is wrong to
buy it, and wrong to sell because, and only
because, it is wrong to buy. If prostitu
tion is wrong, it is wrong on both sides,
and he who offers to bribe a weak womau,
without home or friends or the means of
life, to break the laws of the State, shares
her guilt in equal measure. Law can never
be respected that is not just. Xo law can
be enforced that lays its hands upon one of
the parties to a double crime. Xo such
law can be enforced, or ever accomplish the
purpose for which it was enacted ; and un
til we arc ready to have double laws for
double crimes, we stultify ourselves by our
unjust measures to suppress those crimes.
Our witnesses are accomplices, the moral
sencs of the community is blunted and per
verted, and those whom we brand as crimi
nals look upon our laws with contempt of
judgement and conscience.
Instinct or Reason.
As as farmer in a neighboring towu was
getting in his hay, he noticed an unusual
commotion among the swallows, which had
built a long row of nests under the eaves of
his barn. They appeared greatly excited,
flying rapidly about, and filling the air with
their cries of distress. As the load of hay
upon which ho was riding passed into the
barn, ho saw that a young swallow in a nest
directly over the door had caught its neck
in a crack between two shingles and was
unable to liberate itself. He stopped his
team and set the young bird free, restoring
it to the nest. Upon his return to the
barn with the next load of hay, noticing
that the swallowns were quiet, he examined
the crack and found that they had filled it
completely with mud, so that no matter
how enterprising or how foolish the young
swallow might be he could not again
endanger his life or the peace jof that
commuuity by any experiments upon that
crack. Our Dumb Animals.
New Way to Keep Butter.
About three years ago, John Rardbury,
who lives on the outskirts of tho city of
Wilmingtiou, Del., hung a pound of butter
in a vessel in his well for preservation. By
some mishap the rope broke and kettle and
butter went to the bottom of the well.
Xo amount of fishing could bring it up
again until recently Mr. Bradbury, while
cleaning out his well came across the
three year old lost butter, which was clean
and in a perfect state of preservation, only
the salt having been soaked out, it was
fresher thau at first. With a little salt
added, the butter was as palatable as when
Lancaster will celebrate the 4th of July
with orations, prayers, &c., and fireworks
in the evening.
A Female Monstrosity.
A mulatto girl living hear Jackson,
Tenn., is the latest monstrosity reported:
Her face appears to be that of a human,
with a masklikc covering on the upper por-j
tion, resembling very forcibly the front and
nose of a calf. From the top of her forehead
down to her lower lip, face is the calf's face.
The nostrils perform the duties of the huJ
man nose, and extend down on the lower
lip like the nose and upper lip of a calf:
Her eyes arc several inches apart, large and
peculiar in appearance. The skin of her
calf face is smooth like other parts of her
person. The lower lip, chin and under
law; are natural human features, and of
common size. The large eyes, the broad,
flat, calf-like face, the wide nostrils, and
the thick, heavy upper lip joined to the"
human features below, gave to the face at
once a, horrible, revolting and hideous ap
pearance. She is eighteen years old.
There are 2S,000 lawyers in th-s State
Lancaster gives its vagrants "thirty days
in the workhouse."
Xearly half as many people lie buried iii
the Harrisburg cemeteries as arc now liv
ing in the city.
Mr. Herman Ilambleton, of Lebanon,
has in his possession six china cups and six
china saucers, which are 2."K) years old;
On Saturday night burglars opened the
safe of J. B. Kirby & SonXo. 31 G Chapel
street, Xew Haven,. Conn., and got away
with thirty thousand dollars' worth of
The Mayor of Philadelphia has closed
three shops where pools on base ball, horse'
races, billiards and other doubt fill matters1
were sold. The centennial city is brush
ing up its Quaker virtues to make them
A cow belonging to John Fahncstock, of
Pcnn township, Lancaster county, recently
gave birth to a calf which had five legs
and seven feet, the fifth leg being attached
to the forepart of the body, and haviug
three perfect feet.
There is man in Binghamton, X. Y., whose'
ailment is a symptom of a lingerting typo?
of hydrophobia. He was infected by be
ing bitten by his wife, who died of hydro
phobia some four years ago. She was bit
ten by a dog when she was .a girl, and lived
fifteen years without any symptoms of the
At Mahanony city, on Monday after
noon, another murderer, was arrested,
named Michael Kehoe, brother of the fa
mous Jack Kehoe, leading Molly Maguire,
now in jail in Pottsville awaiting trial. This
Michael Kehoe was arressted on the charge
of murdering George K. Smith, at York-
town, Carbon county, in ISG2.
Some of tho honest farmers in West
ern Pennsylvania have been discovered in
the manufacture of wolf and fox cars front
colt-hides, on which they collected large
bounties from the local treasury. The?
same result has been reached in a different
way by the honest farmers of Central Illi
nois, who before the bear movement iix
bounties, used to purchase wolves and breed
them for destruction at $5 or 10 per cub
Hon. James S. Rutan', of Beavor county,
has been nominated by the President to bo'
Consul-General at Florence, the position;
formerly held by T. Bigelow Lawrence,
and since by J. Lorimer Graham of Xew
York. Mr. Rutan was lately appointed
Consul at Cardiff, in Wales, but is now
transferred to a more desirable location.
lie is a man of plain address, but of muck
ability and tact, and there is no doubt that
he will make an acceptable representative"
at this important point.
A telegrapm from Denver, Colorado', re
ports, the violent storm of rain and snow
which raged for twent -tour hours in the
mountains and along their base broke up
on Wednesday morning of last week. Over'
six inches of rain fell in Denver, and trivet
on all the railroads" was interrupted by
the breaking of bridges and embankments.
Considerable damage was also done in the
city. At Central City, Georgetown, and
other places in the mountains, the snow
was three feet deep.
When the Democrats controlled tho
finances of Pennsylvania, land was taxed
and the debt Increased, the interest and
bonds being in a measure repudiated. Tho'
Republicans obtained control, the debt was
reduced from 8-10,000,000 to 20,000,000,
the taxes takeu off real estate, the interest
promptly paid and the bonds redeemed as
rapidly as they Leonine due. And now,
all you have to do to make the average
Democratic editor tear his hair is to refer
to the condition of the debt and the work
of the Republican party in' connection there-
with. llrrrisburg Ttb'grciph.
Should the Untitcd States Senate decide'
that it has jurisdiction in the Relknap
case, Secretary Chandler intends to rec
ommend the impeachment of "Jake"
Thompson, who was Secretary of the In
terior before the war. Tho case is being
prepared from the records of the public-'
documents, and the investigation had by
Congress afterwards. Tho facts show that
Thompson abstracted 3700,000 of the pub
lie moneys in the best securities, and ex
changed them for the individual notes of
contractors, and that was tho last the Gov
ernment ever had of the immense sum
thus stolen from tho publie treasury. He
is now living, and wealthy enough to bo
amply able to repay the amount to the
Government, and ho should be made to do
it. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the