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THE BINGHAMTON COURIER, PU B L I S H E D EVERY THURSDAY At TW O DOLLARS A YEAR, IN ADVANCE. Office a t J . R . Orton’s Bookstore. RA T E S O F ADVERTISING. One square one week, - - “ 3 “ - ** 1 year, - - - H a lf column 1 year, - - - Whole column I year, - - - Professional Cards'not exceeding 10 lines, $00 50 1 00 8 00 15 00 30 00 5 00 JUr a UK IIUUIVVUJ VVUUIJ V/l UliU '—i lUVVf Ui Aew- York, Oil Saturday the 15th day of February 1 18 - 15 , at nine o’clock in the iorenoon of that “ E q u a l P r o t e c t i o n t o a l l C l a s s e s . ’*— J a m e s K . P o l k . Legal advertisements at the rates allowed bylaw. S H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue df one execu­ tion issued out o f the Court o f Common Fleas of the county of Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chatties lands and tenements of John Luscomb in my bail wick, I have levied on and shall expose for sale at public auction as the law directs, at the store o f John Pe­ ters, jr., in the town of Sanford, county of Broome, and state o f New-York, on Saturday the 2sJd day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thou­ sand eight hundred and forty-five, at 9 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, all the right, title; interest, claim and demand of the said John Luscomb o f in and to the following described premises, to wit. All that certain piece or parcel of Land being part of Lot No. 11 —ih the Fisher & Norton Patent agreeable to survey made by W m. McClure—Be­ ginning at the north-east corner of said Lot No. 11, and running from thence north 87 degrees, west twenty-seven chains and sixty links, thence south three degrees, west twenty-five chains and twenty- five links, thence south eighty-seven degrees and twenty-seven chains and sixty links, thence north three degrees, east twenty-five chains and twenty- five links to the place of beginning, containing six­ ty-nine acres and sixty-eight hundredths of an acre, be the samemore or less, reserving five acres sold to Pinney in the south-east corner; together with all and singular the hereditaments and appur­ tenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appur- teining. Also, all that certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the south-east quarter of the township o f W arren, now Broome county and state of New-York, being part o f Lot No. eleven in said quarter township, and is bounded as follows: North and west by the lines of said lot number elev­ en, east by lands sold to James P. Aplington, and south by land conveyed to W m. Tappan by the said parties o f the first part—containing forty acres and one-third of an acre of land, be the same more or less: together with all and singular the heredita­ m ents and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anv wise appertaining.—Dated at Binghamton, this 5lh day o f February, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-five. JOSEPH B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. By James Demander, Deputy. __________ 46 S H E R IF F ’S S A L E .—By virtue of one execution issued out o f the clerks office of the county of Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chattels lands and tenements o iFree- m a n Randall, in my bailiwick, I have levied on and shall expose for sale at public auction as the law directs, at the Phenix Hotel now kept and oc­ cupied by Isaac B. G ere, in the village o f B ingham­ ton, county of Broome and state of New York on Saturday the 1 st day o f M arch next, in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hnndredand forty five a* 10 o’clock in the forenoon of that dav, all the right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Freeman Randall, of in and to the following de­ scribed premises, to w it. A ll that certain lot’piece o r parcel ofland situate in the town ol Coiesville and in the county of Broome being part of a tract of •land patented-to Robert M orris and now more us­ ually known by the name ot W atts Patent known and distinguished upon a map ot the subdivision th e r e o f made in tbe y e a r 1795 by Mathew C a r p e n ­ ter a« the northwest q u arter of lot No. thirteen esti­ mated so contain fort}' five acres o fland be the same more or less; together with all and singular the hereditaments andappurtinences thereunto belong­ ing or in any wise appertaining. Dated at Bing­ hamton this 16th day o f Ja n u ary, in the y ear ol our lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. 43w7 _______ JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. S H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue of oneexecution issued out of the clerk’s office of the county of Broom : and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chatties lands and teneMentsof Dan iet Purdy, I have levied on and shall expose for sale at public auction as the law directs, at the house now kept and occupied by Isaac B. Gere in t k e Vi II ngre rsl* c o t m lv o£ Bf<»oine e » d State o f N ew York-, on Saturday the 2:2d dav of F e b r u a r y A. D. 1845, at 10 o’clock in. the forenoon of that day,—All the right title interest el aim or demand of the said Daniel Purdy, of in qnd to the lollowing described premises to wit: being eighty acres, part of great lot No. seven in the north di­ v i s i o n Of. fourth tract in Sidney, in the cuuntv of Broome, being the same premises on which the said D a n i e l Purdy now resides, together with ail and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. D a t e d at Binghamton this 9th day of January A. D. 184*5. 42 JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. S H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue of one execu­ tion issued out of the Supreme Court of Judi­ cature of the State of New-York, and to me directs e t l a n d d e l iv e r e d , a g a i n s t th e g o o d s a n d c h a ttie s , lands and tenements of Henn Johnson and Morrt- Johnson, I bare levied on, and shall expose for sale as the law directs, at p u b lic a u c t i o n , a t t h e Phenix Hotel now kept by Isaac B.Gerc, in the village of Binghamton, county of Broome, and State of N “ ‘ day, all the right title and interest, claim and de­ mand of the said Henry Johnson and Morris Johnson, or either o them, of, in and to the follow­ ing described prepriSes to wit: “ All that certain piece o rparcel ofland situa’ed, lying and being in •the town of Barker, county of Broome, described as follows, viz: “ Beginning thirty-one and a hall rods south of the S. W. corner of a lot of land for­ merly sold to Daniel Roberts, in lot no. 36 o f the fourth township of the C h enango Triangle com­ monly called the Roberts lot; thence west to the centre of the H alf way brook, so called: thence northward along the same id Daniel Sweetland’s land; thence south lo the place o f Beginning, con­ ta in in g : 40 a c r e s o f l a n d , b e t h e sa m e nrnire o r le s s — fora more particular description see book of deeds no. 16, page 4M; together with all and singular, the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto be longing or in anv way a p p e rtaining—Dated at Binghamton, this 2d day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty- five. 41 _________ JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff, S HERIFF’S SALE.—By virtue of one execution issued out of the office of the clerk of the county of Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against tiie goods and chattels. lands and tenem e n ts of N e lson K e ls e y , I have l«vied on, and shall expose to sale as the law directs a t the P h e n ix H o tel now k e p t a n d occupied by Isaac B . G e r e in The village of Bingham ton, county o f Broome and state, o f N e w Y o rk, on Saturday, th e Stb clay of F e b r u a r y in the , year of our Lord One thousand eight hnudred and forty fire, at 10 o’clock in the Iorenoon ol th a t day, all the right, title, claim, interest or demand ofsaid Nelson Kelsey of,in and to the following d escribed prem ises, to w it:— “ A ll that certain piece or parcel of Land lying and being ih the vil­ lage of H a rpcrsville, town of Coiesville county of Broome and State of N e w Y o rk, o-v th e east side of the highw ay leading from Nineveh to Windsor and bounded as follows: Commencing on the cast bounds of said highway at the north w e st corner of a lot now owned by Sabre Allen, ih e n e e along the north bounds of said lot to the north east eo r n e r , thence northerly about six and a half rods to the south e a st c o rner o f a lot now owned by H e n ry A. Olendorf, th e n c e along the south line ofsaid tot to the cen tr e of the aforesaid highw ay, thence along the centre of said high- -way to th e place of beginning, containing about sixty rods of land be the sam e m o re or le s s ; together w ith all and singular the hereditam e n ts and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining.— D ated at Bing­ ham ton this 24th day of D ecem b e r, in the year of o u r lord -one thousand eight hundred and fourty four. 40 JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. VOL. VI. NO. 47.] BINGHAMTON, N. Y., THURSDAY* FEBRUARY 13, 1845. [WHOLE NO. 699. M ORTGAGE SALE.—Mortgagor Josiah W est Mortgagee Ammi Doubleday, Mortgage da­ ted the 8th day of Apu p ril A- D. 1835.—Recorded in Boome.counfy Clerks office April J 3 , 1835 at 9 A M. in Book of mortgages No 6, pages 433 and 434. Amount claimed to be due at the first publication of this notice twenty-eight dollars, amount to be­ come due one hundred dollars with interest from the eighth day o f April 1844. Description of mort­ gaged premises, “ A ll that parcel ofland this day •conveyed to said W e s t ITy Dimick and Sandford at request o fsaid Doubleday and for the purchase mo­ ney o f which thismortgage is executed—described as follows, beginning at the northeast corner of lot No. one hundred and sixteen (116) in the Grand di­ vision ofthe Boston purchase, thence running south 89 degrees 40 seconds, west along a line of marks twenty-nine chains and twenty-nine links to a stake and stones six links west of a hemlock tree; thence south fifteen minutes east seven chains and fifty two links to a sfake and stones near a white maple tree; thence north 89 degrees 45 minutes east,twenty-n ine chains and twenty-nine links to a small sugar-ma^ pie m arked; thence north fifteen seconds west on the east line o f the.lot, seven chains, and fifty two links to the place of b eginning containing twenty- two acres more or less.” Said mortgage is accom­ panied by a Bond o fthe same date, signed and seal­ ed by the said mortgagor, conditioned for the p ay­ ment of “ one hundred dollars in ten years with the annual interest and in default thereof shall be reai- dy and offer to convey the premises this day convey­ ed to said W est by Dimmick and Sandford, so as to give said Doubleday the same title without cost to him.” Said mortgaged premises will he sold at public auction on the 26th day o f A p ril next at 12 o’clock at noon at the Court House in Bingham­ ton in the countyof Broome. Dated Jan. 27th 18451. JNO. H. H. PA R K , Atty. A . D oubleday , Mortgagee. 45 ORTGAGE SALE.— Mortgagor W illard Bowker J r., Mortgagee Robert Riley; As­ signee of mortgage James M. Cafferty. Descrip­ tion ol mortgaged premises, “ A ll that certain piece ofland situate in Union,parcel of Hooper’s Patent, and k n own as lot number thirteen (13) Poor’s loca­ tion, so called.” Mortgage dated 8th February A. D. 1843, conditioned to pay one hundred andseven- ty dollars, recorded in Broome county book of mortgages number 10 pages 429 and 430, Feb. 9!, 1843 at 4 P. M. Amount claimed to be due at the date of this notice in delault of certain payments therein mentioned, $42 88 ; amount to become due hereafter, ^110 with interest. Said mortgaged premises will be sold by virtue of a power o f sale Contained in said mortgage, at public auction tothe lighest bidder, at the house of George W . Merse- reau in U nion, on F riday the 28th day of F e b ru a iy next at 1 o’clock P. M.— Dated Dec. 4, 1844. 37 JA M E S M . C A F F E R T Y , Assignee. N O T IC E —Pursuant to an order of John R. Dick­ inson, Surrogate ofthe county of Broome,no­ tice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate o f Lewis Keeler, late of Union, in said county, deceased, to exhibit the same to the un­ dersigned, with the vouchers in support thereof, at the residence of WiZliam H . Keeler in Union afore­ said, on or before the 14th day of M arch next.—Da­ ted Sept. 9,18-14. W M . H . KEELER, CHAS. E. KEELER, 25-6m Executors. H A T S , C A P S A N D F U R S . FA L L FA S H IO N S 'FOR 1844. M ERRILL & ROOT, willjfarnish their custo­ mers a superior article of]Nutria, B rush, Silk and Fur Hats of their own manufacturing at less prices, than can be purchased at any other Store in Broome County. CA P S.— Otter. Seal. Muskrat and Fileli-irim- med Cloth Caps of new and fashionable style. Silk Yetvet, Mohair, Clo:h, Velveteen, Glazed, Silet and H a ir Seal Caps in great variety. Otter, Seal, Nutria, Muskrat, Fur Caps, very cheap. Muffs, Boas, Neck ties, Conv Skins, white lin­ ings, &c. &c of most all kinds and qualities, at ex­ traordinary low prices. Buffalo Robes of all qual­ ities, Wool, Tarpolih H ats; Buckskin mittens; Alcohol and Shellac, and all articles in our line of business. N. B. Our Goods have all been purchased fdr Cash and will be sold for “ the Ready,” cheaper than elsewhere. Cash and the highest price paid for all kinds of Shipping F u rs and Sheep pelts. fd=O u r Store is at present in E. H. P rince’s T a i­ lor Shop, one door West of C. Eldredge’s Store, south side of Gourt street, but we shall remove to our old Stand (lately destroyed by fire) as soon as the new building is completed. MERRILL & ROOT. Binghamton, Oct. 24,1844. BEST IN TOWN !! H a t , c a p a n d f u r s t o r e . —A. B. Rogers, would respect­ fully say to his friends and the public generally, that he has received most of his F a ll and W inter stock of goods, consisting in part of the followingarticlesv every description of F u r trimmed cloth Caps ; Otter, Seal and Musk­ rat Caps; hail) seal and sellet mens’ and boys plai n and fancy Caps: Also, a beautiful assortment of Ladies’ and Misses’ genuine L Y N X M U F F S , Ladies’ Neck-ties and Fur trimmings of every description—in short, any thing the ladies may call for in this line. Also, a first rate assortment of B U F F A.LO ROBES, of superior quality, and se­ lected with great care. Likewise a full supply of ot the best quality-, and the latest Fall Patterns, warranted tobe highly superior to eastern box, or “ wooden nutmeg” hats, lor quality and durability, as any one will observe by examination. Persons wishing to purchase any of the above mentioned articles, wili do well to call before p u r­ chasing elsewhere, as all of them will be sold ex­ tremely low for cash or ready pay. N. B. W h en you come, fetch along y our S H E E P P E L T S and CO O N SK IN S , and every description of shipping Furs, as they will be taken in exchange for goods, and sometimes foi cash. You will find us at the old stand, one door west of R. C. Trivett’s Drug Store, and nearly opposite L. M. Rexford’s, Court st. Binghamton. A. B ROGERS. Binghamton, Oct. 15,1844. MORE DOINGS AT FOKDS!!! fT^HE most splendid assortment of New Goods ev- _L er brought into B roome C ounty are now open­ ing at the “ OLD C A S H STORE,” among w r i are alt the new styles that the N. Y. market affords. Splendid Paris C ashmere d’Ecosse, Printed and Rept Cashmeres, Rich Chamelion Affghans, entire­ ly new styles—chamelion F igured and striped Ba­ varian s, Orleans Lusters, Atfghan Crapes and sat­ ins, all new and rich goods. Also Plain jPigured JN [From the Cincinnati Gazette.] O ld B r o w n D o & V-/ There is an old brown dog, That roams about our streets, But no one knows from whence he came Or where be sleeps or eats. H is nam e — his race— and business here, Are hidden in a fog, There seems to be a mystery About that brown old dog. He often haunts the post office, His letter never comes— He sometimes visits Louderback’s. B u t buys no sugar-plutns— He curls himself beside the door Which leads to the Gazette, But never asks the latest news Nor seems disposed to bet. He dogs no master round, Like most of his degree, But through the longest winter day In one lono spot he’ll be ; And there with head between his paws, He lies mid snow or rain, As if some dog-ma wild and vague Perplexed his troubled brain. And oftentimes I stop And gaze, and try to trace, The mournful thoughts that seem to flit Across his wrinkled face. Perhaps he dreams of days When filled was pleasures cup, Of days of sunshine, mirth and joy When he was but a pup. The voice he once obeyed May long have died away, But still he waits to hear its call From weary day to day. He dreams of ancient times, Nor can he quite suppress A sigh — when visions real arise Of bones—now marrotvless. Enough— I do not wish T o pry In his affairs, But on his breast he seems to bear A weight of heavy cares. H is name— his race—and business hero Are hidden in a fog, There seems to be a mystery About that brown old dog. IiO&t Boy Found* [From the Hartford (Ct) Times] T h e following communication gives the p a r ticulars o f th e c a p tu re o( a child o f M r. Am m i Fillev, in M ic h ig a n , in the y e a r 1837, and his recovery in T o lland, Mass., about the first o f th e present month. N r . F illey was a native of W in d so r, in this State, a son of M r. E li ja h F i l ­ ley, o f B loomfield, quite recently deceased. Mr. F illey has called upon us to vouch for the truth of th e c o m m u n ic a tion, which ,vas written by a friend ofhiSj intm rn td y conversant with a ll the facts c o n n e c t e d w ith th e lost c h ild : In c o n su lting the tales of romance, and p e ru ­ sing the m a n y v arious works of fiction, that is­ sue from the public press at th e present d a y ,n o n e will b e found m o re full of interest, o r tending m o re to display the wonderful workings of a superintending P ro v id e n c e , th an th e r e m a rk a b le incidents in the history o f a Lost Child , recent­ ly reclaimed from the w estern savages by its b e ­ reaved parent. In 1835. M r A m m i F illey, o f W in d so r, Ct., (having in 1831 m a rried a daughter of Capt. W illiam M a rv in , of G ra n v ille, Mass.) removed w ith h is fa m i l y to th e to w n o f J a c k s o n , in th e State o f M ic h ig a n . In this lotvn, th en a wild­ erness, lie located himself, and by his industry and e c o n o m y b e soon found him se lf in posses­ sion of a productive and profitable farm ; and by the accession o f settlers, the town became p o p u ­ lous a n d flourishing. A lthough in the vicinity of n u m e ro u s tribes of savages, a n d often visited by w a n d e ring families of th e natives, y et all was peace and quietness,— a n d every thing conspired to render lheir abode pleasant and happy. On the 3d o f A u g u st. 1837, his little son.then a child of four y e a rs old. went out lo a s w a m p in the vicinity of their dwelling, with a hired girl, to gather w h o n le berries. T h e s w a m p was in the direction from Mr. F i l l e y ’s to the dwelling of M r. Mount, the father of ihe girl, w h ither they expected to g o to spend the night — a n d ihe scene of their toil was about a mile from the house of the former, and some twenty or thiny rods from the dwelling o fthe latter — H a v in g satisfied him se lf with p ic k in g berries, the c h ild discovered a desire to return, w h e re u p ­ on the g irl conducted him to the road, and plac­ ed h im in the direction to th e h o u se of Mr. M o u n t — not d o u b ting, as the h o use was in plain sight and only a few rods distant, but the little Fellow would reach it in perfect, safety. T h e g irl re­ turned to tlve swamp, and after c o m p le ting h er supply ol berries, went home to the house of her father, and found, to her a s to n is h m e n t ns w ell as that of the family, that W i lli a m h ad not a r ­ rived. Notice was immediately communicated to the parents, an a la r m g iv en through the set­ tlement, and the whole population rushed at once to th e assistance and relief of th e a lmost dig traded parents. D a y and night for m o re than a week, w itnessed the p ra iseworthy exertions of his n eighbors, a n d the whole country, iri every direction, to a n extent o f m o re than twenty mites was searched with untiring vigilance. E v e r y and printed A lpaccas—Plain and P rinted DeLaiins | pond and stream of w ater was examined anc —Rich coiers—with a ll the n ew styles for w m ter dragged— and e v ery rod ol g ro u n d scrutinised rlrpssRS. Gm.nrhnTns. and Prints—an endless vane-1 . 60 J ° G T IC E is hereby given that application will be made to the L eg islature o f ibis state at its present session for the incorporation of a company to construct a turnpike road from H arpersviile in the to vn ofColesville and County o f B roome, to H a r r y S q u i r e ’s in th e to w n o f C o n k l i n in s a i d county, a distance o f about twelve and a h a lf miles —said road tofollow n early the line ofthe present road between the two points named. . Coiesville Jan. 8,1845. 43w6 D M IN ISTR A T O R S N O T IC E —Ia pursu- ance o f an Order ol John R. Dickinsou, Sur­ rogate of the County of Broome, notice is hereby o v e n to all persons h av in g claims against S amuel w . H inckley, late of Chenango in said County de­ ceased. io present the same with the vouchers thfeireol, to the undersigned, at the house of Mrs. Eunice Hinckley, in Chenango aforesaid, oh or before the 14th day of June next. Dated Dec 10 i844. ELKANAIT HINCKLEY, ‘ ’ 38-6m Administrator. dresses. Gingham s, and Prints—an endless varie­ ty and all new patterns, with a very big stock oi Domestic Goods of all kinds which we shall sell; a GREAT BARGAINS, particular attention is cal­ led to our verv extensive assortment oi CLOTHS*CASSIM E R S AND VESTINGS which we are selling at unprecedented Low Prices. W e shall continue to receive weekly all the nolil- ties ofthe season in tbe way of Fancy Goods, and C u s t o m e r s c a n a l w a y s d e p e n d o n F i n d i n g u s w j t h B OOTS AND SHOES; selling low at Nov. 9», 1844. H A L L ’S. for tr.any successive days, but no trace could be discovered of th e a b sent child. A s an induce m e n t to continue the search, notice o f the event was published in the papers, and Mr. F illey of fered a rew a rd of two hundred d o llars for the recovery of the child, e ither dead or alive. As suspicions w e r e entertained that foul p lay hac 1 been practiced by the’Indians, enquiries w ere all the new and rich styles a tthe lowest kind o f p r h [ m a d e of the different tribes and families in the vicinity, and pecuniary offers tendered to their chiefs a n d influential men, a n d M r. F illey him self traversed for m o n th s the w ilds o f M ic h ig a n W is c o n sin and I o w a , but his efforts proved vain N o d iscovery could be m ade, a n d n o tidings had, and h e returned to his brokenhearted family, with the sad reflection that his l it tl e W illia m w a s lost / F o r seven loner v ear$ th is stricken family en the funeral solemnities, and seen him laid in the grave of their own churchyard,tim e would have tempered their grief, and mitigated the anguish of their bereavement. But the painful suspense the awful uncertainty that h u n g over his fate was an abiding sorrow, w h ich time could not soften, and earth had no balm to heal. A s time rolled on, hope b e c a me e x tinguised. b u t W i l l i a m ivas not forgotten. T h e mournful event, with its aggravating c ircumstances, was a corroding canker upon every comfort of the fam i ly— a fa­ tal (1 isease seized the mother, and she sunk into an untimely grave. Since the decease of his wife, Mr. F i l l e y has visited Connecticut, the place of his nativity,and while herd*, by a mysterious c o u rse of events be­ yond the com p rehension of hum a n wisdom to fathom, hia long lost child has appeared, and been restored to his fond embraces. It seems that the lad, before reaching the house of Mr. M o u n t, was o v e rtaken and kidnap­ ped by a bafid of I n d ians, w h o in their w a n d e r ­ ings happened to pass that way. In this family he lived, and travelled with them in all their m igratory movements,from the time he was c a p ­ tured until the autum n of 1843. About this time this family visited A lbany, N . Y . , and-’w-hile there this white c h ild was dis­ covered aniong them. T h e municipal author­ ities of the city becom ing acquainted with the circumstance, at once caused lheir arrest, and took measures to compel them lo disclose the means by which t h e y became possessed ofth e child. T h e y were alternately flattered and threatened^jbut no disclosure could be obtained, as t h e y seemed resolved to s u b mit to any pun­ ishm e n t r a t h e r than m a k e any communication by which the paternity o f the child could be a s ­ certained. t T h e y w e r e therefore d is c h a rged.and the child very hum a n e l y placed in the O r p h a n A s y l u m . Subsequently, in Ihe S p r in g of 1844, M. L. Cowles o f Tolland, Mass., being in want of a boy in bj«Lfamily, was recommended to this place and 'furnished with this lad whom he brought home with him to his residence in T o l­ land. In the month of December last, by a most m a r­ vellous concurrence of circumstances, the facts in relation lo ihis boy, so far as it concerned the transaction at Albany, came to the knowledge of the Rev. D r . Cooley of G r a n v ille. T h e Doctor having frequently heard the circumstan­ ces under which (he child was lost, immediately communicated the intelligence he had obtained to M r. M a rvin, the grandfather of the child.-and he without loss of time, made known the tidings to Mr. F i l l e y who was then with his friends in Connecticut. F r o m the know ledge thiis obtain­ ed, M r. Filley visited Mr. Cowles, in Tolland, with whom the lad then resided. A h h o u g h time and exposure bad som e w h a t obliterated the fair features of this youth, yet his personal appearance was the counterpart of the other m e m b e rs of hia family. H i s size, his age, the complexion of his eyes and hair, and all his prominent characteristics indicated those of his c h i l d : ancf^'pthv ai^pfc'aHng to' a k n o w n j?c£ir u p ­ on his h a n d , a n d e x a m i n i n g a n i n d u b i t a b l e m a r k in the hair of his head, his ideniity was fully re­ cognized, and in the j o y of his heart he pressed to his bosom his long-lost Son. F r o m the story of the boy it a p p e a r s that he has constantly resided in the s a me family, which consisted of four Indians— P a u l P y e and Phebe A n n P y e , his wife, M a r t h a A n n Pye, their daughter, and T h o m a s W il li a m s , an inmate of the family. T h e y adopled him as their son, and he was t a u g h t and believed that P a u l and P h e ­ be Anil were his parents and M a r t h a his sister. H e supposed himself an Indian boy, and was not aw a r e of any difference of c o mplexion or distinction of nature until his deliverence at A l b a n y . E1 r h a s a n in d i s t i n c t re c o l l e c t i o n o f v attending school, but when or w h ere he knows not. T h i s seems to be the only rem a ining fact in us m e m o r y that he can recognize as having transpired prior to his capture, and he does nol eem to associate this wilh any other fact indica­ tive of his home, except that he d id not go to school w ilh Iruliuftsr— T h e first p lace which he r e m e m b e r s to have visited was G r e e n Bay, the s c e n e ry of which ie gives a faint, t h o u g h correct description. In ravelling io t h a t place they probably e ither went or returned by water, as he r e m e m b e r s sa i l i n g 1 in a steamboat. H e accompanied t h e m in all ir w a n d e r ings and was used as a m e n d icant to supply himself with clothes and the family with food when their indolence prevented their obtaining il any other way. In the sum m er they made their peregrina- ions b a c k and forth t h r o u g h M ichigan and N e w Y o r k , and sometimes visited Connecticut and at one period encam p e d themselves for several weeks in .Stoninglqn. In the winter they g e n ­ erally quartered themselves in wigwams in the vicinity of s o me vTITbge, and lived on small gam e such as Rabbits, skunks and Bullfrogs, the lai- er o f which they considered a rich repast. Occasionally they made a few baskets with which they sent W il li a m to the nearest grocery to barter for whiskey. H e recollects living near Detroit. Utica, Brothertown, Caiskiil, and H u d s o n , and sever­ al months at Hillsdale, N Y . In all their w a n ­ dering in summer and winter, he travelled bare­ foot, suffering in winter from cold, and at all times from hunger and fatigue, but the kindness of hia Indian sister like a second Pochahontas took unw e a r ied pains to mitigate his sufferings and m a k e his captivity endurable. A l t h o u g h he cannot r e c o g n ize bis new friends yet he rejoices that he has found a perm a n e n t hom e in a land of civilization, and all parties feel to render their greatful thanks to the A u ­ thor of all good for this m a r v e llous dispensation of his Providence. soon reached the s h o re in safety; on looking round him to see the fate o f his fellow passen­ gers, h e discovered bis wife still s tr u g g ling for ner life, but in imminent danger. A feeling o f his e a r ly affection returned to him, and p lu n g ­ ing a g a in into the water, he s w a m to h e r, and succeeded in rescuing h er. W h e n s h e recover­ ed h e r senses, a n d learned to whom she o w e d her life, s h e threw herself into his arm s .— H e embraced h e r with equal cordiality and they v o w ed that they would live and d ie to­ gether. From the Albany Argus. T lieM a r c h o f Em p ire. T h e important discussions n o w in progress in the legislative halls and a m o n g t h e A m erican pqople g e n e ra lly, indicate c le a rly that the pub­ lic mind is rapidly ripening, if indeed it be n o t . already thoroughly ‘aroused,’ w ith referenfe \o the vast interests connected w ith the territory o f Oregon. M u c h as is said o f T e x a s.it can scarce- ly’bedoubted that the occupation, the full and u n ­ divided ocupation, of the Oregon country, i» equally without reference interesting Destruction o f the Temple* T itus w as struck wilh admiration at th e splen­ dor of the T e m p le which it had cost him so d ear to a p p ro a c h a n d examine. It was his earnest wish to save it from the flames by seizing the cloister a n d d riving out the Jews. T h u s resolv­ ing, h e retired to rest in the Antonia, intending on the m o rrow, to try a g e n e ra l assault. But a trifling incident defeated a ll his wishes. T h e jew s had ventured lo s a lly forth from their b u r ­ ning hold, and tbe R o m a n s d riving them b ack, burst w ith them through the gates and reached the temple. A wild a n d sudden impulse seized th e m ; d iscipline.was absent, and a soldier, m o u n . ted on the s h o u ld e rs o f his comrades, threw a blazing b ra n d into thesacred b u ilding. A s the flames s p r u n g up, the J e w s uttered a c r y of des­ pair and vengeance, a n d m a d ly rushed upon the swords o f th e ir R o m a n butchers. T h e rage a n d hate w h ic h had been months in gatheringto a head n o w formed an a w fu l issue: the c a r n a g e at the foot of ihe b la z in g b u ilding was horrible. In the midst o f th e tumult, T itus and his officers burst into the court, c r y in g to the soldiers to e x ­ tinguish the flames ; but all efforts w e re in vain — th e rage, o f v en g e a n c e united with the thirst of p lunder, inflamed by the s ig h t o f th e splendid interior o f t h e temple, g littering in the red light of the flames. H e entered the building, and renewed his endeavors to save it, b u t was c o m ­ pelled to retire by tbe p ro g ress ot the c o n flagra­ tion. The flames had n ow swept the whole build­ ing, and rose in a fearful column into the sky. “ It was.an5appalling spectacle to the Rom an.— W h a t was it to the J e w ? ” T h e whole summit ofthe hill which commanded1 the city biased like a volcano. One after another the buildings fell in with a terrible crash, and were s w a llow ­ ed up in the fiery abyss, 'fh e roofs of cedar were like sheets of flame; the giided pinnacles shone like spikes of red lig h t ; the gate towers sent up tall c o lum n s of flamfe a n d smoke. T h e neighboring hills were lighted up, and g ro u p s of people were seen watching, with horrible anxiety, the p ro g ress o f the destruction. T h e w a llsand h eights o fthe u p p e r city w e re crowded with faces, some p a le with the a g o n y o f despair, others s c o w ling with u n a v a iling vengeance.— T h e shouts of th e R o m a n soldiers, as they ran to and fro, and the howiings of the insur­ gents, who were p e rishing in the flames, m in ­ gled with the c o n flagration a n d the thundering sound of falling limbers. The echoes of the - m o u n t a i n s r e p l i e d , , o r back peo.ple on the-heights. A ll along the walls resounded' Tfie^screarns and wailings— who w e r e expiring with famine, rallied c e s . R e m e m b e r t h a t t h e goods cheap of Oct. 9th, 1844. ‘R E A D Y ” always buys FORD & CO. T H E CAM F A IGN Jb OR 1845 has commenced, and Carv & Co. are on hand with a large lot of Goods and are receiv­ ing from New-York weekly supplies which they are now selling at very low prices. Call and see. Jan. 1.T845. S. C A R Y & CO. FO R SALE. men their rem a in in g strength to utter a c r y o f an guish and desolation.— [ W a lk s about J e ru s a le m in 1842. Tiie Steam Engine. T h e S team E n g in e , iu its p resent improved state, a p p e a rs to be a thing a lm o sfendow e d w ith intelligence. I-kriggulates w ith perfect a c c u ra c y and uniform ity, -Ihe :num b e r of its strokes in a given trrne, and, moreover, counts o r records them; to tell^gRV m u c h it has d o n e as a c lo c k records the h e a ts of a pendulum . It r e g u la l the supply of w ater to the boiler, the briskness o f t h e fire, a n d th e q u a n t i t y of ste a m a d m i t t e d to w o rk ; opens a n d shuts it valves with absolute precision ; oils its joints, takes out a n y a ir w h ich m a y accidentally enter into parts w h e re a per­ fect v acuum is r e q u ired; and if a n y thing goes wrong which it cannot of itself rectify, it w a rn s its attendants bv ringing a bell. Y e t with ali those talents, and even when possessing the pow er o f 6 0 0 horses, it is obedient to the hand of a child. Its a liment is coal, wood, o r o th er com bustibles; but it consumes-none while-idle. Ii never tires, and it w an ts no sleep. It is not s u b ­ ject to a n y m a la d y when o r ig in a lly well made — a n d o n ly refuses to w o rk when worn out o age. It is equally active in all climates, and wil do work of all kind. It is a water pumper, a miner, a sailor,a cotton spinner, a. w eaver, a blacksm ith a miller. And a small engine in the character of a steam poney, may be seen d r a in in g after it, on a railroad, a hundered ton? of m e rchandise or a regim ent of soldiers, with a g reater speed thaii that of o u r fleetest coaches It is ihe king of m achines, and a permanent' re alizaiior. of the Genii of E astern fables, whose supernatural powers weie occasionally at the command of man. to the A m e rican people, to sectional interest or differ­ ences. B u t on these matters, opinion has been so fre­ quently expressed in this paper, that we d e e m it useless to enlarge at present. O u r main pu r ­ pose now being to invite attention to one o f the latest projects for securing the possession and prom oting the colonization of the country stretching from the present western line ol civil­ ization across the Rocky mountains, and down to the shores of P acific Ocean. It will be seen, by recent proceedings-in Con­ gress, (of w h ich a portion is published in anoth­ er column,) that the m o v e rs in this g re a t project are citizens of th e State of N ew-York. T h e memorialist, Asa W h itney, esq, is known to m a n y of o u r re ad ers as an e n te rp rising merchant who has recently returned from C h i n a ; — a n d the c o n g re ssman w h o introduced the m e m o rial with some a p p ro p riate rem a rk s, is the Hon. Z a- dock P ra tt, o f th e G r e e n and Colum b ia district — an individual w h ose e n te rp rising spirit is e v o r ready for a n y good w o rk wherein his energies m a y be a d v a n ta g e o u sly employed. W h a te v e r d iversity m a y exist c o n c e rn in g d e ­ tails of the project, (and we a r e not exactly p re­ pared to say that the p lan m a y not b e beneficial­ ly modified,) we cannot refrain from invoking attention to its g re a t outline— to its magnificent object. Let that object be steadily k e p t in view* let it be sustained with e n e rg y , let no d iv ersity about details distract attention from the g r e a t r e ­ sult, until the P a c ific coast o f O re g o n shall bo uniled to o u r Atlantic frontier by one continuoua line of steam c o m m u n ication : thus ‘‘nullifying’* the objections raised in the N e w - Y o r k T r i b u n e and o th er whig oracles, by p ro v in g that extent of te rritory does not involve necessity for c h a n g e in o u r form of confederated g o v e rn m e n t, or for the transfer o f O re g o n to a n y g o v e rn m e n t inde­ pendent o f o u r F e d e r a l system. W ith uninter* rupted steam communication between the A tlan­ tic a n d Pacific oceans, the Oregon territory would be b ro u g h t into quicker c o m m u n ic a ­ tion with W a s h in g to n than the capital o f A r ­ kansas enjoyed o n ly twenty y e a rs a g o ; for the record will show that n ews from E u r o p e was ataM U k a t time o ccasionally received at New* Youlplm less time than the L ittle R o c k p a p e r required for its jo u r n e y to o u r c o m m e rc ia l m e ­ tropolis. NATIONAL RAILROAD, CONNECTING T H g ATLANTIC & PACIFIC OCEANS. [H o u s e o f R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s , J a n u a r y 2 8 , 1 8 4 5 . ] M r. P r a t t , o f N e w - Y o r k , presented t h e m t - m o rial o f A s a W h itney, (a m e rc h a n t o f lh a ts ta to who has recently returned from China,) pray­ ing for the appropriation of a certain portion df the public lands for constructing a R a ilr o a d rom lake M ic h ig a n through the R o c k y Moun-’ tains lo the O re g o n T e rr itory, on the s h o re s o f the P acific Ocean. On presenting this m e m o rial, M r. P . r e m a r k ­ ed, that the subject was one o f a most im p o rtant character— a like valuable and m a g n i f i c e n t - well worth\f of the attention and p a tronage of the A m e rican people. N o w that the O re g o n question is u n d er discussion in the halls of C on- md eed every w h e r e throughout th© whole land — now is em p hatically the time for considering most seriously all the bearings of an important project of this character. F o r th® most extended c o m m ercial purposes— for the convenience a n d a d v a n ta g e o f th e whole Amer­ ican people— and last, but not least, for the pur­ pose o f se c u ring the , A tpe ri£aajjgiMkest5 in the vast regions o f p n ^ f R n g the c a ­ pacities of o u r c o t ^ ^ H f c u n t r y for w a r like d e ­ fence as w ell as advantages o f peace­ ful intercourse bettypen the people d w e lling on the shores of th e Atlantic atid P a c ific oceans.the project of facilitating the intercourse b y railroad and steam-power is one o f th e noblest to w h ie h the aiteniion of o u r fellow citizens a n d the e n e r­ gies of o u r G o v e rn m e n t could n o w be directed. Such a vast line o f communication, once com ­ pleted, would p ro v e ah invaluable a u x iliary in cem e n ting the interests of o u r widely extended territory— in extending the blessings o f o u r free institutions— in s trengthening the friendly b o n d s which link together these Stales in o n e g r a n d political confederacy. And, in'addition to a ll this, from the facilities which such a line of in­ tercourse would afford-*-from the fact that; in furnishing a direct westerly passage between E u r o p e and C h in a , it w o u ld consum m a te w h a t Colum b u s and other n a v ig a to rs long sought to obtain— in addition to all the foregoing consid­ erations, he repeated, this Atlantic a n d Pacific Railroad, m a n a g e d with p ro p e r liberality,Would soon becom e the h ig h w a y of nations. In conclusion, Mr. P r a t T , a g a i n invoked for the whole subject the earnest consideration of this House, and of the people at large; especial­ ly as this project contemplates the settlement of the country along the route, as the w o r k upon the Railroad advances in its progress towards the Pacific ocean. After the remarks of Col. P ra t t , the memo- U NION Spring W ater for sale by y L. M. REXFORD. Aug. 251 appointed to them. It the shaft o f d e a th h p d smitten d o w n this, their first b o rn son, a n d they had passed through N ov e l A p p l ic a t io n op t h e ^ A t e r . C u r e . — P riesshnz and his disciples h av e furn­ ished us with m a n y curious anecdotes o f th e w o n d e r f u l effects of w a te r , b u t t h e y h a v e n o t, so far as .we k n o w , pretended lo Cure m a trim o n ia l squabbles by the application of their favorite re­ medy. T h e following story from a S w iss j o u r ­ nal; however, would seem to be indicative of a power iri the ‘clear, u n iv ersal liquid’ that has been little thought o f hitherto. E v e r y paper should copy it for the benefit of the afflicted. A m a rried couple, w h o h ad for several y e a rs lived in a state of anti-conjugal h a r m o n y , d eter­ mined to part, and made a n appointment w ith each o th er to meet at a n o ta ry ’s to sign the deed of seperation. T o a rrive a t th e office o f th e man of la w they h a d to cross a lake, and, a s it h a p ­ pened, they both e m b a rk e d in tbe s a m e boat.— t l n l h e i r p a ss a g e a j t o r m arose, a n d the b o at w a s uipset. T h e h u sb an d , b e in g a good swimm e r, rial, on bis motion, was referred tothe Commit­ tee on Railroads and Canais. W H O A N D - W H A T I H A V E S E E N . I have seen a farmer’s wife take the last 20 bushels of w h e a t from the g r a n a r y to p u rc h a se a n e w dress, when her husband, at the same time, had a n execution standing a g a in st him. I have seen farmers that could go twenty miles to a political meeting, but would n o t go five to an a g ricultural one. I have seen farm ers that had hut little ekcept ‘dog fence,’ but 1 could not see that they had bet­ ter crops than those that had good rail o r board fence. I have seeti farm e rs that burned their straw, when threshing their g ra in in the fall, and go begging the s a m e article before spring, to k eep lheir stock alive. I h av e seen a farm e r that travelled o n e h u n ­ dred and four miles in the c o u rse of a v e a r, to . * * use his n e ig h b o r’s g rindstone, when two days’ labor would p u rc h a se o n e that would last ten years. • I h a v e seen a farm e r’s wife that would pre­ fer sour cream and a ‘visit,1 to sweet cream and home. I have seen young men that could p a y ten dollars for a “spree,’ that would not p ay one dollar for a N e w s p a p e r. I h a v e seen a m o th e r that called h e r child a ‘brat,’ in the cradle, a n d in (wo y e a r s the c h ild called h e r a h a r d e r name. Tiife M e r c h a n t a n d C h i l d . — ^ 1 rem e m b e r entering a well-known m e rcantile house* in London just as' some u n f a S f e l e intelligence had been received. T h e h e a ^ P t h e firm, with his h ard but honest features, looked at o n ce stern and anxious. A sm a ll hand twitched his coat behind. H e turned s lo w ly round, w ith a s u llen and almost a savage brow. H i s e y e fell u,pon the prettiest little h u m a n face that e v e r g le a m e d upon the earth. B u t the c h ild’s m e rry laugh­ ter was scarcely m o re delighted than the b la n d and beautiiul smile that k in d led on the m e r c h ­ ant’s care-worn c h e e k . H is aspect u n d e r w e n t such a n instantaneous and e n tire c h a n g e that h e looked as if h e had c h a n g e d his nature also.— H a d a p ainter stamped his p o rtrait on the c a n ­ vass at that h a p p y m o m e n t it would h a v e p r e ­ sented an exquisite illustration of am e n ity a n d love. F e w . h o w ev er, of his mercantile friends would h a v e recognized the man ol business.— H e was s in g le a n d childless; but the fondest parent could not h a v e greeted his o w n offspring with a s w e e te r welcom e .— [Richardson’s Lit­ erary Leaves. E x p e n s iv e B oots . — A zealous D e m o c ra t in Colum b ia , S. C .. g a v e a n o rd e r som e time since to a boot-inaker there for a p a ir o f boots for the President elect, w h ic h should be s o s u p e rfinely m ad e as to;be worth not less than $100 ! T h e order h as bCoH executed, a n d the hoots a r e about being sent to Mir. ’P o lk . B o t t l e d T h u n d e r . — B i g Thunder and lit­ tle T h u n d e r , the two anti-Reht heroes are b o th shut up in the stone j u g at Hudson. — [Buff. D a ily C o u rier. E ff e c t s of C h e a p P ostage .— In 1838 the n u m b er o f letters\ transmitted through tbe mails in E n g la n d was seventy-five m illions; now, u n d e r the p e n n y postage system, it is two hundred and thirty millions I O u r frail bodies a r e tottering habitations; every beat of th e h e a rt is a r a p at th e door, t$t®ll us o f o u r d an g e r.

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