Jeffersonian Republican. (Stroudsburg, Pa.) 1840-1853, November 06, 1840, Image 1
rfs K-Ati f f ,,, iiMiiiig---i fljpPPf s it It ' i'f ft-:" ' Ricliard Nugent, Editor i . h, The :WHoiiE art ok Government consists in the art of being honest,; Jefferson. . i r and Pnbl&i&r VOL. I. STRO01SBIRG.. MONROE COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, gf No 40: JEFFERSON IAN REPUBLICAN. trrove T.vn ilnllars ner annum in advance Two dollars and a quarter, half yearlv, and.ir not paid before the end of uic ear, i wo uuuais -- i hers bv a carrier or stage drivers employed by the proprietor, will be cliarpcd 37 1-2 cts. per year, extra. No papers discontinued until all arrearages are paid, except at the option of the Editor. rcAdvertiscnients not exceeding one square (sixteen lines) will be inserted three weeks for one dollar : twenty-five cents for everv subsequent insertion ; larger ones in proiortion. A liberat discount will be made to yearlv advertisers. IC?A11 letters addressed to the Editor must be post paid. Having a general assortment of large elegant plain and orna mental Type, we are prepared to execute every ucs- -cription of Cards, Circulars, Bill Meads, Notes, Blank Kcceipts, JUSTICES, LEGAL AND OTHER PAMPHLETS, &c. rrinted with neatness and despatch, on reasonable terms. CURING PRACTICE , The principle of purifying the body by purg1- i u. i ..,1 Flllf Wltn vegeiaoie pnysic is uuuuumijj muic aim finore understood as the only sensible method by which sound health can be established. Hun dreds of individuals have become convinced of ihis doctrine, and are daily acknowledging the practice to be the best ever discovered. Now is the unhealthy season when our bodies are liable to be affected with disease; and now is the time the state of the stomach and bowels should be attended to, because on the healthy state of those organs depends the healthy state of the general system; and every one will see at once, if the general health be bad while that re mains, local disease cannot be cured. All the medicine that is requisite to restore the body to a state of health is Brandrcth's Veg etable Universal Pills, which have performed 1 cures upon thousands of helpless and hopeless persons, after the usual scientific skill of phy sicians have consoled them with the assurance that they could do no more. The properties of these Pills as anti-bilious and aperient medicine are unrivalled; all who use them recommend ihem, their virtues surpass all eulogy, and must be used to be appreciated. The weak and del icate willbe strengthened by their use, not by bracing but by removing the cause of weakness, the gross and corrupt humors of the body. They require no change in diet or care of tiny kind. Plain directions accompany each box, so that every one is his own competent physi cian. Remember, none are gmuine sold by druggists. "Dd. BRANDRETH?S 'OfHce in Philadel phia for the sale of hisPills, is No. 8, North ; Eighth street. It? Agents for Monroe and Pike Counties are at I the following places. c-fjQ UMONRO COUNTY-Xtl Stroudsburgh, RICHARD S. STAPLES. New Marketville, TROXEL & SCHOCH. Dutottsburg, LUKE BRODHEAD. IHFPIKE COUNTY-XH Milford, JOHN H. BRODHEAD. Bushkili, PETERS & LABAR. iJingsman's Ferry, A. STOLL & Co. Observe, no pills are genuine sold under the lumie of Brandrcth's in Monroe or Pike coun ties, except those sold by tile above agents. B. BRANiDRETB. M.D. October IG, IS 10. ly. Wholesale aiaI Eletaii CABINET WARE, JL?iD EiCOJELESfG-GEiASS MAKUFAC TOST. subscriber respectfully informs the citi zens of Stroutlsburg and the public generally, that he has taken the shop recently occupied by ?ames Palmer, on Elizabeth street, nearly opposite the Stroudsburg House, in this Borough, where lie intends carrying on the Cabinet Making busi ness in ail its various branches. lie sholl keep constantly on hand or make to or der ail kinds of founiiture : s!cfcar2s, Isire:ms. Sofas, Cotstrc t:tIes. ilreaJsi's-st ;&5c& SHisIee Tables, "Witsli !Sta.;.ads, Bedsteads, &c. &c. " together with evtrv other article usually kept at iuch establishments ; all of which he will sell at the Easton prices. As his materials will be of the best quality, and all articles manufactured at his establishment will be done by first rate workmen, he confidently as sures the public that his endeavors to render gen eral satisfaction will not be unrewarded. lie respectfully invites the public to call and ex amine ins stock belore purchasing elsewhere Chairs, Settees. &c. will be kept constantly on Uanu ap.d for sale, , ... , CHARLES CAREY Li".;a.tslAirg, th. l'3l0. I DISSOLUTION. I The co-partnership heretofore existing between I iie subscribers at Bushkili, under the firm of Wal iace &, Kcyvman, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, tho books, notes and accounts are lelt the bands of Thomas J. Jfewman. Also ali i ii v.!. g demands against said firm will pre . Thomas. J. Newman for settlement WE&B WALLACE, ' THOMAS J. NEWMAN. Bushkili, June 1G, 1810. N' 13. The business, will be carried on as usual pit the old stand by . T. J. NEWMAtf. TIze close of Awturtiu. DY BRYANT. The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds and naked woods and, meadows brown and sere. Heap'd in the hollows of the grave the wither'd leaves lie dead, They rustle to the eddying gust and to the rabbit's tread. The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrubs the jay, And from the wood tops calls the' crow, thro' alt the glowing day. Where are the flowers, the fair young flowers, that lately sprang and stood, In brighter light and softer airs, a beauteous sisterhood Alas ! they all are in their graves the gentle jracft o! flowers Are lying in their lowly bed-, with the fair-aad-geod of ours: The rain is falling where they lie but the cold Ncveir:bar;min Calls not from out the gloomy earthy the lovely cues again. The windfiowcr ami the violet, they perisU'd ong ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died, amid the summer's glow; But on the hill the golden rod, snd the aslei m the wood, And the yellow sunflower by the broox in autumn beauty stood, Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness of their smile was gone from upland, glade, and glen. And now when comes the calm mild day-as still such will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their wintci home; When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees are still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of the rill, The south v?hid searches for the flowers whotc fragrance late he bore. And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream no more. And then I think of one who in her youthful beauty died, The fair meek blossom that grew up and faded by my sid. In the cold moist earth we laid herr when the forest cast the leaf, And we wept that one so lovely should have a lot so brief; Yet not unmeet it was, that one, like that young friend of ours, So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers. 0R THE JEFKERSONIAN REPUBLICAN. My Heart is wrung by Sorrow My heart is wrung by sorrow, No ray of hope is mine, And deeper pangs to-morrow, Around my heart may twine ; Yet why should I, Repine or sigh, O'erwhelnVd by misery's stream, A ray of light, Breaks throuhg the night,v 'Tis mild religion's beam. It bids nfy heart, tho' broken, Direct each thought abii've, And yields the brightest tokeh Of mercy, faith and love ; Then why delay, Whilst wisdom's ray Points out the sunny path That leads the spul In sweet control,' Beyond the realms of wrath.-,ljjja This heart tho' bruis'd ami burntng,"-; Shall wake to brighter day, H ;i: To holy truths returning, A -,i t- I'll no moie feel dismay : ' ttw Religion's smile, " -Shall beam the while ;s' - Upon rr weary breast : Its precepts dear, My heart shall cheer, . And lull its fears to rest. September, 18-10. II. C. M. lievoluliosjarV Adrctfciure. (concluded.) The burying grounds' were a favourite re treat, and on more occasions than one they were obliged to resort to supersti'ious alarms to remove intruders tpoji their path; their suc cess fully justified the experiment, and unpleas antly situated as he was, in the protepeetufsojun becoming a ghost himself, he could not a void laughing at the expedition, with which, old and young fled from the fancied nppathions under clouds of night, wishing to meet sulk enemies, like Ajax, in the face of day. Though the dis tance to the Delaware was not great, they had now been- twelve days on the road, and Bitch were the vigilance and suspicion prevailing throughout the country, that they almost des paired of effecting their object. The conductor grev impatient, and Lee's companions, at least one of them, became ferocious. There was, as we have said something unpleasant to hin in the glances of this fellow toward him, which occame more and more fierce as they went on; but it did not appear whether it were owing to circumstances or actual suspicion. It so hap pened that on the twelfth night, Lee was placed in a barn, whileherest of the party sheltered themselves in thecelllf of a little stone church, where they could talk and act with more free dom, both because the solitude of the church was not often disturbed even on the sabbath and because even the proprietors did not know that illegal hands had added a cellar to the con veniences of tho building. The party were seated here as the day broke, and tho light, which struggled in through crevices opened for the purpose, showed a low room about tvel.ve feet square, with a damp floor, and large patches of white mould upon the walls, r mdmg, prob ably, that the pavement afforded no accommo- Jations for sleeping, the worthies were seated each upon a ljlte cask, which seemed like those used for gunpowder, Here they were moking pipes with great dfligcnc; and at in tervals not distant, 'applying a huge canteen to their mouths, from which they drunk with up turned faces expressive of solemn satisfaction. While they were thus engaged, the short sol dier asked them in a careless way, if they knew whom they had in their party. The others started, and took their pipes from their mouths to ask him what he meant. "I mean" said he "that we are honored with the company of Cap tain Lc-o, of the rebel annv. The rascal once punished me, and I never mistook my man when 1 had a debt of that kind to pay. Now I shall have my revenge." The others hasten ed to express" their disgust at his ferocity, say ing, that if, as he said, their companion was an American officer, all they had to do was to watch him closely: They said that, as he had come among them uninvited, ho must go with them to New York -and take the consequences; but meantime, it was their interest not to seem to suspect him, otherwise he might give an alarm, whereas it was evidently his intention to go with them till they were ready to embark for New Yrork. The other persisted in saying that he would have his revenge with his own hand, upon which the conductor, drawing a pistol de clared to him, that if he saw the least attempt to injure Captain Lee, or -any conduct which would lead him to suspect that his disguise was discovered, he would that moment shoot him through the head. The soldier put his hand upon his knile with an ominous scowl upon his conductor, but seeing that he had to do with one who was likely to be as good as his word, he restrained himself, and began to arrange some rubbish to serve him for a bed. The other soldier followed his example, and their guide withdrew, locking the door after him. The next night they went on as usual but the manner of their conductor showed that there was more danger than before; in fact, he ex plained to the party, that they were now not far from the Delaware, and hoped to reach it before midnight. They occasionally heard the report of a musket, which seemed to indicate that some movement was going on in the coun try. Thus warned, they quickened their steps, and it was not long before they saw a stream of broad clear light before them, such as is re flected from calm waters even in the darkest night. They moved up to it with deep silence; there were, various emotions in their breasts; Lee was hoping for an opportunity to escape from an enterprise which was growing too se rious, and the principal objects of which wore already answered; the others were anxious lest some accident might have happened to the boat on which they depended for crossing the stream. When they came to the bank there were no traces of a boat on the waters. Their conduc tor stood still for a moment with disiuay; but recollecting himself, he said it was possible it might have been secured lower down the stream, and forgetting even thing else, he directed the larger soldier to accompany him, and giving, a, pistol to the other, he whispered, "if the rebel officer attempts to. betra)' us, shoot him; if not, - -11 r i , you win not, lor your own saice, make any noise to show where we are." In the same in stant they departed, and Lee was left alone with the ruffian. He had before suspected that the fellow knew him, and now doubt3 were changed to certainty at once. Dark as it was, it seemed as if fire flashed from his eye, now that he felt that revenge was in his pjjwer. Lee was as brave as any officer in the army, but he was un armed, and though lie was strong, his adversa ry was still more powerful. While he stood, uncertain v.h.tt to do, the fellow seemed enjoy ing the prospect of revenge, as he looked upon htm with a steady eye. Though the officer stood to appearance unmoved, the sweat rolled irt heavy drops from his brow. lie soon took his resolution, and sprang upon his adversary with the intention of wrestling the pistol from his hand; but the other was upon his guard, and aimed with such precision, that, had the pistol been charged with a bullet, that moment would have been his last. But it seemed that the conductor had trusted to the sight of his wea pons to render the use of them unnecessary, and had therefore loaded them only with pow der; as it was, the shock threw Leo to the ground; but fortunately as the fellow dropped the pistol, it fell where Lee could reach it, and as his adversary stooped,' and was drawing his knife from his bosom, Lee w"as ablo to give him a stunning blow. He immediately threw himself upon the assassin, and a long and bloody struggle commenced; they were so nearly match ed in strength and advantage,. that neither dared unclench his hold for the sake of grasping the knife; the blood gushed from their mouths, and iho combat would have probably ended in favor qi tho assassin, when steps and voices were heard advancing, and tjiey found themselves in the hands of a party of countrymen', who were armed for the occasion, and were scouring the banks of the river. They were forcibly torn apart, but so exhausted and breathless, that neither could make any explanation, and they submit ted quietly to the disposal of their captors. The party of armed couiltryrncn, though they had succeeded in their attempt, and were sufficient ly triumphant on the occasion, were sorely per plexed to determine how to dispose of their prisoners. After some discussion, one of them roposed to throw the decision upon the wis- j dom oPlhe nearest magistrate. They-lSccord-ingly proceeded with their prisoners to his man sion, about two miles distant, and called on him to rise and attend to business. A window was hastily thrown up, and the justice put forth his night-capped head, and with more wrath than became his dignity, ordered them off, and, in requital for their calling him out of bed in the cold, generously wished them in the warmest place which then occurred to his imagination. However resistance was vain; he was compel led to rise; and, as soon as the prisoners were brought before him, he ordered them to be taken in irons, to the prison at Philadelphia. Lee improved the opportunity to take the old gentle man, aside, and told him who he was, and why he was thus disguised; the justice only inter rupted him with the occasional inquiry, "Most done?" When he had finished, the magistrate told him that his story was very well made, and told in a manner verv creditable to his address, and that he should give it all the weight which it seemed to require. All Lee's remonstrances were unavailing. As soon as they were faitly lodged in prison, Lee prevailed on the jailer to carry a note to Gen. Lincoln then Secretary of War, informing him of his condition. I he ben eral received it, as he was dressing in.the morn ing, and immediately sent one of his aids to the jail. That officer could hot believe his eyes when he saw Gaptain Lee. His uniform, worn out when he assumed it, was now hanging in rags about him, and he had not been shaved for a fortnight; he wished, very naturally, to im prove his appearance before presenting himself before the Secretary; but the orders were pe remptory to bring him as he was. The Gene ral loved a joke full well; his laughter was hard ly exceeded by the report of his own cannon; and long and loud did he laugh that day. When Captain Lee returned to Lancaster, he immedi ately attempted to retrace the ground; and so accurate, under all the unfavorable circumstan ces, had been his investigation, that he brought to justice fifteen person's, who had aided the escape of British prisoners. It is "hardly ne cessary to say to those who know the fate of revolutionary officers, that he received, for this hazardous and, effectual service, no reward whatever. P. 2?Ir. Webster's Speech. During his visit to the Virginia State Con vention at Richmond, last week, Mr. Webster having signified a willingness, since he was unable from the shortness of his stay to pay his respects to the ladies of Richmond indi vidually, to meet and address them in a body r- the Log Cabin erected by the Whigs of the ci ty was chosen as the place of meeting, and ac cordingly a fair assemblage was there collect ed on Wednesday morning. The following re port of his address is copied from the Whig: Ladies I am very sure I owe the pleasure I now enjoy to your kind disposition, which has given me the opportunity to present my thanks and my respects to you thus collective ly, since the shortness of my stay in the city does not allow me the Irappmess of calling upon you severally and individually. And, in the first place, I wish to express to you my deep and hearty thanks, as 1 have endeavored to do to your father's, your husbands and your bro thers, for the unbounded hospitality 1 have re ceived ever since I came among you. It is re gistercd, I assure you, on a grateful heart in characters of an enduring nature. The rough contests of the political world are not suited to the dignity and to the delicacy of your sex but you possess the intelligence to know much of that happiness which you are entitled to hope for, both for your yourselves and for your children, depends on the right administration of good government, and a proper tone of pub lic morals. I his is a subject on which the moral perceptions of women are both quicker and iuster than those of the other sex. I do not now speak of that administration of gov ernment whose object is merely the protection of industry, tho preservation of civil liberty and the securing to enterprise its due reward. I speak of government in a somewhat higher point of view. We live in an age distinguished for great benevolent exertion, m which the afllu ent are consecrating the means they possess by endowing colleges and academies, by uniting to build churches and support the Cause of re ligion, and by establishing Athenaiums, Lyce urns, and all the other modes ol popular in struction. 1 Ins is all well ; it is admirable it augurs well for the prospect of ensuing gen orations. But I have sometimes thought that there is a point of view in which government is to be consiucred I mean in its power and its duty," tVauginont tho morals of the commun ity and to inspire it with just sentiments ol re ligion, which is too often overlooked. A popular government is more powerful than any other influence (and I have sometimes fear ed than all other influences put together) in its action on the morals of the community for good or for evil. Its example, its tone, whether of respect or of disrespect to moral obligation, is more important to human happiness ; because it is among those things which most affect the political morals of mankind, and hence their general morals also. I advert to this1 because there has been put forth in modern times tho false maxim that there is one morality for pol itics and another morality for other things; that in their political conduct to their opponents, men may say and do that which they never would think of saying or doing in the person al relations of private life. There has been openly announced a maxim which I consider as the very concrete of false morality, which declares that "all is fair in politics." If a man speaks false or ealumniously of his neighbor, and is reproached for the offence, the ready ex cuse is this, it wa's in relation to public and po litical matters 1 cherished no personal ill-will whatever against that individual, but quite the contrary; I spoke of my adversary merely a3 a politeal man'. In my opinion, the day is coming when fasle hood will stand for falsehood, and calumny will be treated as a breach of the commandment, whether it be committed politically or in the concerns of private life. It is by the promul gation of sound morals in the community, arid more especially by the training and instruction of the young, that woman performs her part toward the preservation of a free government. It is now generally admitted that public liberty, the perpetuity of a free constitution, rests on the virtue arid intelligence of the community which enjoys it. How is that virtue to be in spired? and how is that intelligence to be com municated? Bonaparte once asked Madame De Stael in what manner 'he could most pro mote the happirfess of France. Her reply is full of political wisdom. She said, " Instruct the mothers of the French" people;" because the mothers are the affectionate and the effect ive teachers of the human race. The mother begins this process of training with the infant in her arms. It is she who directs, so to speak, its first mental and spiritual pulsations. She conducts it along the intpressible years of child hood and of youth; and hopes to deliver it to the rough contests and tumultuous scenes of life, armed by those good principles which her child has first received from maternal care and love. If we draw within the circle of our contem plation the mothers of a civilized nation, what do we see ? We behold so many artificers work ing, not on frail and perishable matter, hut on the immortal mind, moulding and fashioning beings who are to exist forever. We applaud tfi'e ar tist whose skill and genius present the mimic man upon the canvass we admire and celebrate the sculptor who works out that same image in enduring marble but how insignificant are these achievements, though the highest aad th fairest in all the departments of art, in cofhpar ison with the great vocation of human mothers ? They work not upon the canvass that shall fail, or the marble that shall crumble into dust but upon mind, upon spirit, which is to last for ever, and which is to bear, for good or for evil throughout its duration, the impress of a moth eas plastic hand. I have already expressed the opinion, which ali allow to be correct, that our security foi the duration of the free institutions which bless our country, depends upon the habits of virtue and the prevalence of knowledge and of education. Knowledge does not comprise all which is con tained in the larger term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined the passions are to be restrained true and worthy motives are to be inspired a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated un der all circumstances. All this is comprised in education. Mothers whe are faithful to this great duty, will tell their children that neither in political nor in any other concerns of life, can man ever withdraw himsel from the per petual obligations of conscience and of duty ; that in every act, whether public or private, he incurs a just responsibility r and that in no con dition is he warranted in trifling with important rights and obligations.. They will impress upon their children the truth; that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to per form; that a man may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every free elector is a trustee as well for others as himself; and that every man and every measure he supports, has an import ant bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. It is in the inculcation of high and pure morals such as tiese, that in a free republic, woman performs her sacred duty, and fulfils her destiny. The French, as you know, are remarkable for their fondness for senten tious phrases, in which much meaning is con densed in a small space. I noticed lately, on the title page of one of the books of popular instruction in France, this molo : " I 'our in struction on the heads of the people; yu them that baptism." And certainly, il hvr' L , auv du'y whiih niay be' descnbeS&nxdcr- ence to that great lf.atTttilQ of religion',- approaching it in iffiporlance, perhaps it in obligation, it is this, I know you hardly expect me to address Jou the popular political topics of tfiejlay. "i on read enough you hear quite enough j on thoso subjects. You expect me only to xpeei you, and to tender my profound thanks for this 11 rtrt i 1 til 1 II f-iarneu prooi ot your regard, ana win Kinuiy receive the assurances with which I tender to you, on parting, my affectionate respects ana best wishes.