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t \ THE BINGHAMTON COURIER, PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY A T TWO DOLLARS A YEAR, IN ADVANCE. Office a t J . R < Orton’s Bookstore. RA T E S O F ADVERTISING. On* •quirt one week; - $00 50 «* . 3 “ - - - - 1 00 \ 1 year. - 8 00 Half column 1 yeir, - - - 15 00 Whole column 1 year, — - - 30 00 TrofeMional Cards not exceeding 10 lines; 5 00 Legal advertisements at the rate* allowed by law. M ORTGAGE SALE.—Mortgagors, Mathtisa- lem Hasbrouck and Mary liis wife j Mortga­ gee, Samuel Hasbrouek; Mortgage, dated Februa­ ry 15.1840—recorded in Broome cotm y clerks of­ fice in Book of Mortgage No. 9, page 03 &c; A- mount claimed to be due at the first publication of this notice, $2,701,94; Description of Mortgaged premises, as contained in said mortgage, “All that certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county ofBroome in the state aforesaid, on the east side ofthe Chenango river, and being the prem­ ises now owned and occupied by the said party of the first part, ^the said Mortgagors,) Beginning at a stake standing on the bank ofthe Chenango riv­ er, ihence north 89 degrees 15 minutes east 24 chains 50 links to a stake standing on the west side of the road that leads from Binghamton up the river, thence south 8 degrees 45 minutes west 2 chains 19 links to a stake standing bythe said road, thence south 89degrees 15 minutes west toa stakestanding on the bank of said river, thence up said river to the place of beginning. Also one other piece or parcel of land lying on the east side of the aforesaid road, beginning a ta stake, thence north 12 degrees east 6 chains and 78 links, thence norlh 89 degrees 15 minutes east 5 chains and 90 links to a swamp, 4 -hence to the place of beginning, containing in the whole seven acres. Also that other piece or parcel o f land, bounded as. follows : Beginning at a stake standing at the northeast bounds of those lots form­ erly belonging to Abraham Du Bois Jun. deceased <on the west side ofthe road that leads from Bing- bamlon up the said rive;, thence running south 89 degrees 15 minutes west 24 chains 75 links, to the Chenango river, thence up along said river as it winds and turns twenty three chains and fifteen links to a stake and stones sending two rods from th e c e n tre o f t h e h ig h w a y , th e n c e alo n g the h i g h ­ way south 8 degress and 30 minutes west 8 ch a in s and 90 lin k s t o t h e p lace o f beg in n in g , c o n ta in in g fifteen acres and a half, be th e sam e m o re or less. Also all that certain lot piece or parcel of land k n o w n a disting u ished by being the so u th e r ly p a r t of lot no.5 as laid down on a map by Charles Clin­ to n in the tow n o f C h e n a n g o a n d c o u n ty o f B room e , to wit: Beginning at the north west corner of no. 4, ♦hence e a s terly alo n g said lin e no. 4. 42 c h a in s and 50 lin k s to th e n o r t h east c o r n e r o f no. 4, then c e alo n g the east lin e o f no. 5 n o r th e r ly 25 c h a in s and 5 0 lin k s , th e n c e w e s terly to a b r o o k , jo i n ­ in g lands of S a m u e l B e v ier, thence so u th e r ly and w e s terly follow ing th e course o f th e b r o o k to the easterly lin e o f s a d lot, then c e alo n g the w e sterly lin e o f said lot.to the p lace o f b e g in n i n g , co n tain in g N in e ty a c r e s o f L a n d ; Excepting h tw e v e r one h a l f a c r e heretofore sold lo B y ron a n d S tephen B u n n e ll, a n d excepting a ls o one q u a r t e r o f a n a c r e of L a n d h e r e to to r e sold to A s a h e l F a i r c h i l d .” S a id m o r t­ g a g e w ill be foreclosed b y a sale of the said m o rt­ gaged prem ises, a t p u b lic au c tio n a t the P h e n i x H o tel in B ingham ton, on the 16th d a y o f M a t next, a t 10 o ’clock A . M . D a ted F e b r u a r y 20th i845. D.S & J.R. DICKINSON, A tl;ys 48 uls ' ~' for Mortgagee. M O R TGAGE SALE.—Mortgagor Josiah W est Moitgagee Ainmi Doubleday, Mor gage da­ ted the 8ih dav of April A. D. 1835 —Recorded in Boome county Clerks office April 13, 1835 at 9 A. M. in Book of mortgages No G, pages 433 and 434 Amount claimed to be diie at the first publication of this notice twenty-eight dollrrs, amount to be­ come due one hundred dollars with interest from the eighth day of April 1844. Description of mort­ gaged premises, “ All that parcel ofland this day conveyed to said W est by Dirniek and Sandfordat request o f sai d Boubleday and for the purchase mo­ ney of which this mortgage is executed—described as follows, b eginningat the northeast corner o f lot No. one hundred and .sixteen (116) in the Grand di­ vision ofthe Boston purchase, thene6running sotiih F9 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 stake and stones near a white maple tree; thence north 89 degrees45 minutes east,twenty-nine chains and twenty-nine linksto a small sUgar-ma- plem arked; thence north fifteen seconds weston ihe east line o f the lot, seven chains, and fifty two Vinks to the place o fbeginning containing liven ty- two acres more or less.” Said mortgage is accom­ panied by a Eond ofthe same date, signed and seal­ ed by the said mortgagor, conditioned for tbe pay­ ment of “ one hundred doilarsin ten years with the annual interest and in default thereof shall be rea­ dy and offer t j convey the premises this day convey­ ed to said W est by Dimmick and Sandford, so as to givo said Doubleday the same title without cost to him.” Said mortgaged premises will be sold at public auction on tbe 26th day of April next at t2 o’clock at noon at the Court House in Bingham­ ton in the countyof Broome. Dated Jan. 27th 18-45. .. JNO. H . H. PA R K , Att _A . Oou^r.cbA V , M o r t g a g e e . 45 M ORTGAGE SALE.— Mortgagor W illard Bowker Jr., Mortgagee Robert Riley; As­ signee of mortgage James M. Cafferty. Descrip­ tion oi mortgaged premises, “All hat certain piece ofland situate in Uni on,pa reel of Hooper’s Patent, and known as lot number thirteen (13) Poor’s loca­ tion, so called.” Mortgage dated 8th February A. D. 4843, conditioned to pay one hundred and seven­ ty dollars, recorded in Broome county book of mortgages hdtftber 10 pages 429 and 430, Feb. 9, 1843 at 4 P . M . Amount claimed to be due at the date p f this notice in default df certain payments therein mentioned, $42 88; amount to becortie due hefe&fter, $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 highest bidder, at the house of George W . Merse- Dsah in Union, on Friday the 28th day df February 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. P o s t p o n e m e n t . —The above sale is postponed until Saturday the l5th of March next, then to be held a tthe sam eplace and hour of the day, as above named. Dated Feb. 18, 1845. 4 8 J A M E S M . C A F F E R T Y , A s s i g n e e . “Equal Protection to a l t Classes.” — J a m e s K. P o l k ., VOL. VI. NO. 49.] B IN G H A M T O N , N. Y., T H U R S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 27, 1845. [W H O L E N O . 7 0 1 . O H E R I F F ’S SALE.—By virtue d f one execution issued out o f the Clerks Office of ♦he county cf Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chattels lands and tenements of Augustus Taylor in ray bailiwick, i have levied on and shall expose for sale at public auc­ tion as the law directs, at the Phenix Hotel now kept and occupied by Isaac B. Gere in the village of Binghamton, County of Broome and slate of N. York on S aturday the 5th day of A pril next, in the yearot our lord, one thousand eight hundred and foity five, a t 10 o’clock in the forenoon ol that day, all the right, title, interest, claim and demand o fthe said Augustus T a j lor, of in and to the following described premises, tp wit: All the following pie­ ces or parcels of latid lying and being in the town of Union and c->unty o fBroom e and State o f New York, and described as lollows:—Thirteen acres and a half o f land, the same heretofore set off and awarded to said Augustus Taylor by the court of Chancery in a partition suit, being part o f the farm formerly owned by Josiah Taylor deceased, excep­ ting a small piece heretofore sold by said Augustus Taylor from the above mentioned thirteen andl a half acres, called in said partition Lot No. (2) two, to Chester Maren?, said small piece heretofore sold, lying o n the highway. And for a more par­ ticular description of said thirteen acres and a h alf and the Lot No. 2 or the small piece- hereby excep­ ted as havingbeen sold to Chester Marene, refer­ ence is had to the decree of partition by the court of Chancery between Augustus Tavlor and the other heirs at law of Josiah Taylor his deceased father, and to tbe deed given by Augustus Taylor to Ches­ ter Marene. Also, all that piece or parcel of land in the town of Union aforesaid, heretotore purcha­ sed by Augustus T a y lo r of said Ches'er M arene, being about three and a half acres of land from Lot No. one (1) which was by said decree set off to Chester M a rene one o f the heirs at law o f the said Josiah Taylor deceased: the two pieces of land above described containing seventeen acres o f land. Also, all the right title and interest in remainder or reversion that said A ugustus T a y lo r now has at law or in equity to Lot No. four (4) in the division of said farm of the late Josiah Taylor deceased, which is cow held as right o f dower by the mother ofthe said Augustus T a y lo r. Together with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments to the above described parcels of land severally belonging or in any wise appertaining.—Dated at Binghamton this 19th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. 48 __________ 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 Court o f Common Pleas 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 of John Pe­ ters, jr., in the town of Sanford, countyof Broome, and state o f New-York, on Saturday the 12th d!ay of April, in the y« ar 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 b°ing part of Lot No. 11—in the Fisher & Norton Patent agreeable to survey made by W m. McClure—Be­ ginning at lhe north-east corker 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, contain ing six­ ty-nine acres and .sixty-eig'it hundredths oi an acre, be the samemore or less, reserving five acres sold to Pinney in (lie south-east corner) together with all and singular the hereditaments and appur­ tenances thereunto belonging or in any wise 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 ol 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 p art—containing forty acres and one-third of an acre of land.be the samemore or less: together with all and singular the heredita­ ments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anv wise appertaining.—Dated at Binghamton, this 19th day of February, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-five. JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. By J a m e s D e m a n d e r , Deputy. 4 8 Q H E f t l F F ’S k 3 is u e d o u t S A L E —By virtue of one execution A d m i n i s t r a t o r s n o t i c e — in pursu­ ance of an O rder ot John R. Dickinson, S ur­ rogate of tbe County ofBroome, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Samuel W . Hinckley, late of Chenango in said County de­ ceased. to present the same with the vouchers thereof, tothe undersigned, at the house of Mrs. Eunice Hinckley, in Chenango aforesaid, on or before the 14th day of June next Dated Dec. 10, 1844. E L K A N A I T H I N C K L E Y , 38-6m __________________ Administrator. N OTICE —Pursuant to an order of John R. Dick­ inson, Surrogate of the county of Broome, no­ tice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate o f Lewis Keefer, late ot Union, in said county, deceased, to exhibit the same to the nn- idersigned, with the vouchers in support thereof, at ’the residence of Wifliam H . K eeler in Union afore­ said, on or before the 14th day of March next.—Da­ ted Sept. 9,1844. W M .H . KEELER, CHAS. E. KEELER, ■25-Cm Executors. TVT OTICE Is hereby given that application will JLyl be made to the Legislature of this state at its present session for the incorporation of a company to construct a turnpike road from Harpersville in the to rn ofColesville and County of Broome, to H a rry Squire’s in the town of Conklin in said eountv, a distance o f about twelve and a half miles —said road to follow nearly the line o f the. present road between the two points named, Colesville Jan. 8,1845. 43w6 Noland!s Emporium o f Fashion , S QUTH side o( Court-streef* second door above tbe Binghamton Hotel. TO THE LADIES.—The sub- Mriber,begrceaveonformhe l t i t Ladiesf o Binghamtonhat t hg has just returned from New York with a new-an J bcau- -tifal assortment of PE R F U M E R Y A N D F A N C Y G O O D S , oft ha best quality and latest style, selected from some of the best and moat extensive importing houses in the city; comprising German, Freneh, English and American goods- of almost every deseriptirn, which he will offer at very low prices. The ladies will here find almost every thing- ia this line they may desire. lady will be In attendance to wait upon-those La* ;die« wh« may be pleased to call amLexamine the goods. ; , , , „ W . H. NOLAND. Broghaastoa, Aug. S, 1844. C HEAP LAM P OIL.—Only one dollar per gal— Ion for a first rate article. ROBT. C. TRIVETT; the countyof B roome, and to m e directed and de­ livered, against the goods and chattels lands and tenements of John M. Whitcomb, 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 occupied by Isaac B. Gere in the village of Binghamton, county of Broome and state of N. York on Saturday the 29th day o f March, in the year of our lord, one thousand 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 M. W hitcomb ofin and to the follow­ ing described premises, to wit. All that certain piece or parcel o fland simate in the Grand Divi­ sion of the Boston purchase so called in the town of Union county of Broome and State o f N. York, known as part o f lot number one hundred and nine in said Grand Division and described as follows, B ’ginning at the north east corner of said lot,thence west oh the north line of the lot fifty three chains, thence south on a line parallel with the east line of the lot nineteen chains, thence ea&t in a line paral­ lel with the north line to the east line of the Hot, thence to the place of Beginning containing one hundred acres and seven-tenths of ali acre ofland to g e t h e r w i t h th e saw m i l l a n d a l l t h e b u i l d i n g s on said premises. Also one piece o f land situate in the Grand division aloresaid being a part o f Jot number one hundred and thirty two and described as fol­ lows, viz, Beginning on the original south line pf ■said lot No. 132 at a stake and stone standing a lew rods north east ofthe aforesaid saw mill, thence north fifty degrees and fifty minutes, west four chains and thirty one links to a hemlock tree mark ed, thence north eleven degrees and thirty minutes, west two.chains and fifteen links to a beech tree marked, thence north twentv five degrees lorty five minutes, west one chain and seventy three links, thence north thirty ninedegrees and thirty minutes, wes. two chains and forty liniis to a hemlock tree marked, thence south fifty one degrees, west six chains and sixty five links toa beech sapling; thence south thirty one degrees, east five chains and forty links to the said original south line, thence easterly on said line to the place o f Beginning, estimated to contain four acres ofland be the same more or less; together with all and singular the heredita­ ments and appurtenances to each of the above de­ scribed parcels of land belonging, or in anyw ise appertaining. Dated at Binghamton this 11th day of February, in the y ear o f o ur Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. 47 JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. O H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue grope execution O issued out of the clerks office of the county of Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods'and chattels lands and tenements of Free­ man Randall, in my bailiwick, Iha,ve 1 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. Gere, in ihe village ofBingham- ton, county of Broome and state of New York *on Saturday the 1st day of March next, in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and forty five a* 10 o’clock in the forenoon of that davt all the right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Freem a n R andall, of in and to the following de- scribedpremises, to wit. All that certain lot piece or parcel of land situate in the town ol Colesville and in the county ofBroome being part of a tract of land patented to Robert Morris and now more us­ ually kndWn by the name of W atts Patent known and distinguished upon a map ot the subdivision thereof made in tbeyearl795 by Mathew Carpen­ ter as the northwest quarter of lot No. ihirteenesti- mated focontain forty five acres ofland be the same more or Jess; together with all .and singular the hereditaments andappurtinences thqreuntobelong- inr or in any wise appertaining. J>»tedat Bingv hamton thislSth dap of Janttarv, m-the year oi Oar Idfd one thousand eight A o aditi tortyfive: 43wT JO S E P H B A R T L E T t ’ ^Sheriff. “The Spotted Fawn.” AM INDIAN BALLAD, BY W . D. GALLAGHBR. On Mahketawa’s flowery marge The red chiefs wigwam stood, When first the white man’s rifle rang Loud through the echoing wood: The tomahawk and scalping-knife Together lay at rest — For peace was in the forest shades. And in the red man’s breast. Oh, the Spotted Fawn 1 Oh, the Spotted Fawn ! The light and life of tbe forest shades With the red chiefs child is gone. By Mahketawa’s flowery marge The Spotted Fawn had birth, And grew, as fair an Indian girl As ever blest the earth. She was the red chief’s only child, And sought by many a brave, But to the gallant young White-Cloud Her plighted troth she gave. Oh, the Spotted Fawn ! Ob, the Spotted Fawn ! The light and life of the forest shades With the red chief’s child is gone, , From Mahkclawa’s flowery marge Her bridal song a rode ; None dreaming, in that festal night, Of near encircling foes: But through the forest, stealthily, The white men came in wrath ; And fiery deaths before them sped. And blood was in their path. O h , the Spotted Fawn ! Oil, the Spotted Fawn ! The light and life of the forest shades With tlic red chief’s child is gene. On Malikctawa’s flowery marge, • Next morn, no strife was seen ; But a wail went up where the young Fawn’s blood And White.Cloud’s dyed the green ; And burial, in their own rude way. The Indians gave tlicin there, While a low and sweet-toned requiem The brooks sung, and the air. Oh, the Spotted Fawn ! Oh, the Spotted Fawn ! The light and lifo of the forest shades With the red chief’s child is gone. A great many curious customs have come down with the Lenten fast. Wc should require (says the True Sun) many columns to elucidate them all. But wc cannot forbear quoting the famous lines of Robert Herrick, a poet and clergyman whose fortunes were dashed in pieces by the fall of his patron, Charles 1st. In his Noble Numbers, or pious pieces, wc find the following: To Keep a True Lent. Is this a fast, to keep The larder leanc, A n d clean e , From fat of veales and sheep T Is it to quit the dish Of flesh, yet still To fill The platter high with fish? Is it to fast an Iioure, Or ragg'd to go, O r show A downcast look and sourc ? No;—Mis a fast, to dole Thy sheaf of wheat A n d m e a t Unto the hungry soul. It is to fast from strife From old debate Ahd hate ; To circumcise thy life. To show a heart grief-rent, To starve thy sin, ifot bin ; And that’s to keep thy Lent. H o t c h k i s s ’ P a t e n t W a t e r W h e e l . SUPREME COtJRT — G ideon H otchkiss vs. R ichard O liver . This suit was brought upon an agreement between the above parties by which the defendant, upon cer­ tain conditions, agreed to pay $300, to the plaintiff, for the exclusive right to make, use, and vend, the vertical reacting water wheel invented by the plain, tiff; (and for wliicli he had received letlcrs Patent;) in the county of Schoharie. The venue was laid, and the cause tried, in the county of Broom e a t the ’ t last N o v e m b e r circuit. H is H o n o r, Judge- M onell, Circuit Judge, presiding. The defence relied on mainly was, that tho plaintiff’s was not an original invention, bu t had been in use p revious to his alleged invention. T w o days w ere s p e n t in the investiga­ tion, and many experienced millwrights and scien­ tific men examined. The whole question of the invention and its utility, was subm itted to the Ju r y , under an able charge from the Judge ; and the result was, a prompt verdict for the plaintiff for the amount of his dem and ; thus e stablishing, judicially, the right of the plaintiff to claim lh e invention, and its value and utility. The counsel for the parties were, G. W. Hotchkiss, D. S. Dickinson, John A. Collier, for the Plaintiff; A. C. Niven of Sullivan Do., B. F. Rexford of Che­ nango Co., VV. M. Patterson of Bioome, for. the De­ fendant. ‘'W h o itAtftt Redness of E y e s ? ”— This interrogative portion of divine scripture, illustra­ ted by an anecdote, was related with most effec tive dryness by a friend of ours An elderly man, accustomed lo ‘‘indulge,” entered the bar­ room o lan Inn irns pleasant city on the Hud­ son river, where sat a grave Friendtoasting his toes by the fire. Raising a pair of green spec­ tacles upon his forehead,he rubbed his inflamed eyes, called for a brandy ioddv,-and seated him- self by tbe grate, remarking at the same lime to Broad Brim, that his \eyes were getting weak­ er and weaker, so that even green.spectacles didn’t seem lodo’em any good.” “I ll tell ihee, friend,” replied the Quaker, “what I think, which is, that if thee Would wear thy spectacles Over thy mouth for a few months, thine eyes would gel well again.” S o u n d n e s s o f M ix B.— A law y e r' * h o was yesterday testifying, io one, of the courts, .in re­ lation to tt man’* sanity, said.' “I have no doubt ofthe old gentlemdn being perfectly sahis at the time referred to. I recollect that he/aiiised to pay me 4 ny,costf.,ar at .Ieaist tie roMe me strike several items ojTmy .bill.!*,—{lour of w ' John Pounds. [T h e following story o f J o h n P o u n d s of P o r ts ­ mouth, E n g la n d , illustrates h o w m u c h good the most h u m b le individual m a y do, if his h e a rt is only warmed with the n o b le d esire o f benefiting his race.] John P o u n d s, the subject o f th is notice, w h o se distinguished merit w as that, w h ile p u rs u in g u n ­ der g re a t disadvantages, the hum b le a n d toil­ some occupation o f m e n d in g shoes for his d a ily subsistence, he, at the s a m e time, imparted with­ out fee o r reward, to some hundreds of poor children of both sexes, a ll the education they e v ­ er had. wds born at P o rtsm o u th , on the 17th o f June, 1756. H i s father was by trade a s a w ­ yer, employed in the royal dock yard— w h o w a s enabled to get his son, at that lime a stout athletic youth, entered into the y a rd as a p p re n ­ tice to a shipw right, at the e a rly a g e of twelve years. W h e n he had served three y ears, at the a g e of fifteen, he met w ith a serious accident, which altered the future course of his life. By falling into a d ry d q ek , o n e of his thighs b e c a m e dislo­ cated, a n d he w as o th e rwise so m u c h injured as to render him ever a fterwards a cripple. W h e n his g e n e ra l h e alth had been restored, he m ig h t h av e bpen re-bniered as & laborer, and in d u e tiiiir, entitled to retire oil a small pension; but some new regulations, having at that time been made that were not liked by tiie workmen. by advice of his master, he preferred trying what h e could do for h imself in sosne Other w av, and a c c o rd in g ly placed himself u n d e r th e instruc­ tion of a n old s h o e m a k e r in H i g h street, to learn this art. H e succeeded so far that, a lthough he seldom tried his h an d on m a k in g shoes he was enabled to obtain a n honest subsistency by m e n ­ ding them. For s o m e years, h e was accommodated with room in the h o use o f a relative.; until about thir­ ty-five y e a rs a g o h e Ventured to become a ton- nant on his o w n account, o f the small weather boarded tenement in St. M a r y ’s street w h e re all his future y e ars were spent, a n d w h e re passers by must have often noticed h im , seated on his stool m e n d in g shoes, in the midst of his little busy school. About the y e a r 1818. b e in g himself a single man. (as indeed he continued to be Hi ro u g h life,) he took upon h im se lf the c h a r g e of o n e ofthe num e ro u s c h ildren of his b rother, who ivas a seafaring m a n ; it was a feeble little boy, born with his feet iiverlaping each o th er, a n d turned inward H a v in g seen the iron patterns with which a n e ig h b o r’s child had been provided by an e m in en t s u rg e o n , he ingeniously con*rived, by fastening together the soles o f old shoes nnd boots an imitation that effectually c u red the dis­ tortion. T h e child b ec a m e the chief object of his c a re and affection ever afterw a r d ; he reared him, at a p ro p e r age, put him apprentice to a fashionable s h o e m a k e r ; a n d they lived to­ gether to the end of his days. H is lameness prevented him from s h a r in g in out-of d o or sports, he amused himself at home by reaving singing birds, ja y s , parrots, & c ; and succeeded so w ell iu d o m esticating some n fthem that they would play about the room in perfect good fellowship with the cats and guinea pigs that sometimes formed a part o f his establish­ ment. Often has a c a n a ry bird been perched upon o n e of his shoulders, and a cat upon the other. O f late years, since his sc h o la rs b ecame si) n u m e ro u s, he k ep t less o f th is k in d of stock ; the last o f his talkingbirds was a sterliiig.which he presented to the lady of S ir Philip I I. D u r ham, the port a d m iral, in testimony o f his g r a ti­ tude for h e r ladyship’s goodness in supplying som e necessities of his little flock, and o f th e a d ­ miral’s kirtJness in getting em p lo y m e n t on board ship for some o f his boys His attempts and success in the work of edu­ cation arose out of th is connection. W h e n his nephew was about five years old, he applied himself to fulfilling the office of schoolmaster to him. After a lime, h e thought he would do belter if h e had a c o m p an io n ; he ob'ained one, then added a n o th er, anti went on g r a d u a lly in­ creasing the n u m b e r ; and found so m u c h p leas­ ure in the em p lo y m e n t, that h e resolved to ex­ tend the same benefit to others, w h o m h e s a w a- round him. in that very populous a n d poor neighborhood, q u ite dpstituje o f instruction— th e first addition to his c h a r g e being the sou to a poor woman, who went about selling puddings, her homeless child being left in the open street amidst frost and snow, w ith no o th er shelter than the overhanging of a bavvvindow. As he be- v | . cam e lond of th e w o rk o f tuition, hie g ra d u a lly increased his n u m b e rs, until h e a t lengh b ecame school master-general to all a ro u n d him, whose parents ivcrc too poor or too cnrelrs? to provide them with other schooling ; his establishment of late y ears a v e r a g in g foity at a time including about a dozen little girls, who were a lw a y s p la­ ced on one side, by themselves. His h u m b le workshop w as about six feet 'vide, and eighteen feet in d e p th : i n 'h e m idst o f w h ich lie would sit on his stool with his last or lap- stone on his knees, and o th e r itnplemenis'by his side, g o in g o n w ith his w o rk , and a ttending at th e sam e lime to the pursuits of the whole assem­ blage; some of whom w e r e read! S by-bis. side, writing from his dictation, o r s h o w in g u p their sum s ; others seated a ro u n d on forms o r boxes, on the floor, o r the steps o f a small staircaise in the rear. Altho’ th e m aster seemed to know •vbere to look for each,and to m aintain a d u e com rnand o v e r a ll, yet so small was the rootryar.d £o deficient in th e usual accomodations, of a school, that the scene nppcnrtd to the o b server from without, 3 m e re c ro w d of c h ildren’s heads and. faces. O w in g tothe limited extent of his room,.be.of- ten found it necessary to m a k e a selection froni am o n g several subjects o r candidates,tor his g r a t­ uitous instruction; and in such cases alw a y s preferred a n d prided h im se lf on taking in hand, xV.hat he called, “ th e little b lackgu-.rds.” and •teaching theriri. H e has been seen to fol low spch tothe town ijuay, and h o ld out in his h an d to them the bribe o f a roasted potato to induce th em to c o m e to school. W h e n the weather admitted h e caused them to take turns ip sitting on the threshold of his front door, a n d on a little form on the outside, for the benefit o f th e fresh a ir . , H is m o d e k o ftuition w e re chiefly o f his o w n devising. W ithout e v e r h a v in g h e ard ot Pes talozzi, necessity led h im into t h e irUerrogatory system. He. tatight the c h ildren to read from handbills, a n d such remains o f old school books as h e could procure. , S lates n n d pencils w e re the o n ly implements for writing, y e t a credita­ ble d e g re e o l s k ill was acquired; and iri cipher- ing, the n i l e o f th re e a n d p ra c tice w e re p erform­ ed with a c c u ra c y - W i th the very youftg,especially, his m a n n e r was particularly pleacm u t facetious. He would ask i hem the names of different parts o f their bo­ dy. make them spell the words, and tell their uses. fJ aking a child’s hand, he would say, \W h a t is this? Spell it.” Then slapping it, he would say, “ W hat do I do ? Spell that ” — So with the ear, and the act of pulling it; and in like manner with other things. He found it necessary to adopt a more strict discipline w ith them ns they grew bigger, and might become turbulent: but ho invariably preserved the at­ tachment ofall. In this way some hundreds of persons have been indebted to him foi all the schooling they have ever had; and which has enabled many of them to fill useful and creditable stations in lile, who might otherwise, owing to the tempta­ tion attendant upon poverty and ignorance,have become burdens on society, or swelled the cal­ endar of crime. A few years ago, when there was a. vacancy in the office of schoolmaster to the national school in Greenrow. he applied to the curate of ihe parish to recommend him for the appoint­ ment; but receiving no encouragement, took .no further steps in lhe affair He never sought any compensation for these labors; no di i he obtain any besides the pleas tne attending the persuit, the satisfaction of do­ ing «ood, and the gratification felt, when occa­ sionally sorne manly soldier or sailor, grown up otu ofall remembrance, would callto shake hands, and return thanks for what he had done for him iri infancy. Indeed, some of the most destitute of his scholars have often been saved from starvation, only by obtaining a portion of his own homely meal. To the lasting credit o f ihe late Mr.Pounds,it ought to.be recorded, that.he (aught many ofthe boys to cook their own plain food* to mend their own shoes: sent them to Sunday schbol for re­ gions instruction: and in order to encourage them, and enable them Id make a creditable ap­ pearance. procured, with the aid of friends, clo­ thing, which they were allowed to put on at his house, on Sunday morning, and restore to his custody in the evening. H e was bosh doctor and nurse to his little flock; did what lie could to cure their chilblains, and heal the many ail rnents, the cuts anti bruises, to which poor chil­ dren are continually exposed ; and in cases bey­ ond his skill and means, procured assistance for them from oihers. Besides, for the juniors, he was not only master of their sports, but also ma­ ker of their playthings T h e extent, and disinterested na’iire of these useful labors, long passed almost unknown, ow­ ing to a certain independence of spiriu which hindered him ftom seeking aid from others. Of late, however, owing to his having applied foi and obtained ready admission info the Sunday school at High street chapel for many of his pu­ pils, his merits have been more extensively known, and he has received assistance that pro­ ved highly encouraging to him: H e obtained abetter supply of books and slates. Several times the whole of his little flock were invited to a public examination at the chapel school room, and regaled with tea and plum cake. H e and his scholars were likewise included in the pub­ lic dinner, on the occasion of her Majesty’s cor­ onation : except a few of the very young, foi whom he provided abundantly at home and af­ terward waiked about with them the whole af­ ternoon, that they might share, in the enjoy­ ments o fthe day, without danger to themselves or incumbrance to oth'crS. . - After a long perseverance in this course, Mr. Pounds was suddenly removed by the stroke of death from the scene of his commendable exer­ tion?. on the first ol January, 1837. at the age of seventy-two years. On the morning of that day he weot to the house of Edw in Carter. Esq., in High street, to acknowledge.some acts of kind­ ness lately received; he there saw Mi. Sheal’s picture of his school, lately purchased by that gentleman, and expressed himself more pleased at finding his favorite cat. holding a prominent place in it than by arty other pan of the perfor mance. He took with him a little boy named Ashton, and requested some aid toward the cure of the child’s sore fool, and showed specimens on a slate of the little fellow’s writing and ci­ phering; when, on the instant oi these being re­ stored to his hand with expressions of commen­ dation, he suddenly fell down, as if fainting ; the usual means for restoration were immediately resorted to; Mr. Martel!, surgeon, who a few minutes before had paid him the compliments of the season, and congratulated him on his appar­ ently good health; was promptly called in, but the vital spark was extinct. Mr. M Ariel I took charore of the body,' (M r •C^i ter earnestly desiring that all expenses of a suitable funeral should beat his charge) and ac­ companied it to i's former abode. H ere about thirty of the children were assembled, and won­ dering what had become of tbeir tutoh . ■ At length they saw their little companion, and said, ‘ Here comes Ashton— Mr. Pounds will ?oon be here !” T h e child had now arrived and said — “ Mr. Pounds is dead, or else fainted.” T h e accents rerched the ear ofthe nephew in. the up­ per ro'dtti. vt ho, on hastening down, saw the bo­ dy brought in, and immediately fainted; and it was not until some time afterward, that he be­ came fully sensible of his loss, when he found the body of his beloved uncle Jying. with fix­ ed but plac’d countenance, extended, upon the bed, insensible to any attention? be Could pay to him. ‘ \ < * T h e children were overwhelmed with con­ sternation and sorrow ; some of them came to the door next day, find tried because'they could not be admitted; and for several succeeding dabs the younger ones carrie, two or three to­ gether, looking about the room, and not finding their friend, went away disconsbjate. F;ORrUNATE AND MOST ExTRAOKDINARY. — Mr. William H Graham ,our fellow-sufferer by the late, fire.- yesterday recovered from the ruins ihe roll of money and gold rvatch he left under His pillow in the second Story back room, vvhen.be jumped from the back windovy to es­ cape from the raging element. His watch ;is probably used tip as a watiJh, the crystal, hands, &c., gone, and the residue looking ljlte a badly baked tiimip, but the gold is there still, and the works may not be utterly worthless., But the recovery Of his inohey is little short* of miracul­ ous. It waa doubtless covered, at an early stage of the fire, by a falling wall qr other heavy bo­ dy, arid though scorched and blackened So that much o f it must be rsturned tp the issuing Honks it is there ($418 out of $475) and is money still. The outside bills were burnt off with the purse which Contained the whol».— [N. Y. Tri­ bune. From the N e* -Y ork Evening Post. Cheap Iron. “ W e m a k e a shift,” said a gentleman fronl one o f th e a g r ic u ltural districts; o f th is Sjate, th# other d ay , “to b ring the two ends of the year l<^ gether in spite o f th e ta riff T h e country t rider takes o u r g ra in , o u r butter and cheese, g iv es US credit for them on account, and sends them to N e w Y o r k . W e pay our p h ysician in oats, corn-nieal and potatoes, and the debt for cftir country p ap er we discharge perhaps in pine wood. It is true that it takes a g re a te r quanti-> tv o f e v e ry th in g w e raise to balance the a c c o u n t with o u r traders, but we w o rk a little h a r d e r and b u y a Ii tie less. W h a t p erplexes us the most |s the b la c k sm ith’s bill, which the farm e rs must d is c h a rg e iu icady m o n e y ; the b la c k sm ith pays cash for his iron a n d must h av e c ash from his c u stom e rs a g a in , and we a r e often e m b a ra s s : ed to k n o w w h e re to g et it.” T h e s e farmers a r e not m en who o w n railroad stock o r travel m u c h on tailroads It would not be a ltogether pleasing t o . see the duty on railroad iion removed, w hile the rolled and ham m e re d iron used by b la c k sm iths is loaded with a d u ty which exceeds its o riginal Value.^—* If c h e a p iron he best fur the o w n e rs o f stock in railroads, they will be a p t to say, it is best for tho farmers also. T h e y who a sk fpr a romoval of the duty on railroad iron, toll us that it is not wanted for the p u rp o se o f levonue, inasm u c h a s we h a v e too m u c h revenue a lready. Granted, reply the farm e rs ; and a c c o rd in g ly -w e expect you will h elp us so to n r ra n g e matters bv.loiv*' ering the duty on the iron out o f w h ic h the im ­ plements uved by us on our f a u n s and in o u r houses a re h a m m e re d , that o u r b lacksmith’s bill m a y not he quite so heavy. T h e r e a re .multitudes o f stnall foundries scat­ tered all o v er o u r c o u n try, which cast stoves, ploughshares and v aiious domestic utensils A reduction of the duty on pig iron is m o te im p o r ­ tant to tile customers ol these foundries than a te* duction of the d u ly on railtoad iron. There are some kinds of stove pipe which pay n duty equivalent to three hundred per cm l. and the use of stoves is b ecoming m o re a n d m o re g e n e f; al. In o n e form or o th e r the tax u p o n ironjoth- er than that used for railroads, m a k e s a uart. o f every o n e ol th e expenses o f subsistence. F ir e , food, clothing, shelter, a il pay iron tax, a n d the cost of all is enhanced by it- N o doubt the tax on railroad iron is exorbit' ant nnd o p p ressit e. Justice requires its reduc­ tion. but th e same justice requires that an equal reduction should at the s a m e time ta k e place on the duties of o th er kinds o f iron, used by classes of m en who a r e not combined u n d e r a c h a r ie r Of incorporation, aud who have no mentis of influ­ encing iegishilive-bodies. W e h av e sometimes however, been almost tempted to w ish that C o n ­ gress would e x empt th e iron of the railw a y c o m ­ panies from duty, in o rd e r that the injustice of the tax upon the p o or wom a n ’s tea kettle m ig h t be m o rn sti ik in g. T h e pretence under which the iron tax is laid, is that it is important tp e n c o u r a g e the p ro ­ duction o f iron in o u r o w n c o u n try. If lhis.be the best m ethod o f o b taining a n a b u n d a n t sup- olv o f iron for the c o u n try, w-hv should it not be applied t'o the production o f gold T h e south­ ern Region o f o u r c o u n try a b o u n d s with gtffd; the o n ly difficulty at present is that the cost o f extracting it from the soil is h o t q u ite 'otjhal to the value of tho metal after it is obtained. Stop the impoitation o f g o id into the country b y pro* per duties and penalties, and you so'On m a k e it so-. E x c lu d e foreign gold a itogeth'r, and it .viil become ptofi'.able ro d ig it front tiie m o u n ­ tains of Georgia. Profit will attihct enterprise, and we shall have m in in g villages and extensive sm e lting Works, and g re at activity and a g ro w - ing population in those notv solitary districts,and this effect will be pointed out as an evidence o f the wisdom of the protective system applied li> the 'procuring of an a m p le • s u p p ly of g o ld for the counit v- Im p o r t a n t D isco v e r y in t h e A r t s . — T h e foreign correspondent of the National intel­ ligence!- gives an account o f a recent discovery by an Englishm an bv which an elaborate line engraving of any size, may be so accurately copied, that there sh a l l be no perceptible difler: ence between the original and the copy; by which an engraving cn steel or copper mav be p r o Suced f r o m an im p r e s s i o n o f the p r i n t — the original plate never having been sf-fcn by thd c o p y i s t — and th e ' c o p i e d * rigraving b e i n g Capa­ ble o f y i e l d i n g fro m t e n t h o u s a n d to tw e i i t y t h o u ­ sand impressions. A friend of the a u th o r of the iiiventioti says: “Theie is no knowing to What extensive changes in legislation it may cortducie; for if. any printed or written document can be lorged wiih.so much ease and certainty as to defy de­ tection, the consequences may be more appal­ ling than we care to anticipate.- Thte inven­ tion embiaces tiie capacity to reproduce any form ot letter press, or anv quality o f print, drawing of lithograph in an mi limited quantity in an inconceivable bt ie'f space of time- F o rin- stance, from a, single copy of the Intelligencer plates might be produced in twenty minutes, from which impressions could be worked oft with the ordinary rapidity ofthe steam press.— The fino‘-t and rare.-a \engravings n»riv be reprin­ ted ad infinitum, bank notes trv.ty be reproduced in fae simile, without ihe sjignest fioint of differ- ence; and las', though not I'enst, books inav be re pi int' d, as from stereb’vpes. in unlimited quantity. Indeed the various mechanical nnd other interests effected by this remai kable dis* coveiy have not yet been half enumerated P e t r i f a c t i o n . — A wr.Ler in the N ew H am pshire Patrio', from loud Territory, re­ lates some cutious incidents ‘of petrifaction ini that soil. “ T h ere is some: hi rig in the nature of the soil which pe? rifi^s many substances, such as wood, shells, b ark, fish; feathers, insects a n d reptiles..' I have seen them ol a ll .these various kinds— some very natural fish and insects, and I saiw one complete wing with all the feather*. T h e ie was a very singular instance of petrifac­ tion discovered yestei day in this town. The- citizens have built a new cemetery, and have removed many ol their fri«uid^ from the- old grave lb it. Many .of the'boffins have been 1 murid to he unusually Heavy, even of stnall c h il­ dren Ycsteiday. in attempting to lemove n Mrs. E vans,- who hud been d*‘a<l.about fivoyears. they found it diffibnlt to get the coffin out ofthe' grave, and curioSitj excited th* mio open it. and .they found the body in a state of pt tiiafm o r.-—' The nose and some part ofthe fare were decays ed, but the neck and the wrinkles jn \the flesh were perfectly natural. T h e flesh on oneof the legs bad the appearance of what is usrially termed goose-flesh. Petrifaction was not en- tire I y complete .except onthe exterior. I did hot see the .body, H.ut I saw some pieces taken froth it; T ^ « tfie appearance of limestone. Sp much forfheinarvellous. But singular a* lt tiiay be, it is V a e ” - ______ : T h e M c N b L i* I n v e s t i g a t i o n wasbrought to a close last night by the Justices (Morsel l and Goddard} requiring the accused to give bail the sum of seventeen thousand dollars for hii appearance at the next Criminal Court, on the fiecond Monday in March, 1845. to answer to the c h a rge of embezzlement. His securities »r« the Hon. Em ery D. P otter and Mr. Bryan Leonard.— [Nat. Intell,

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