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.T B E BINGHAMTON COURIER, PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT TW O DOLLARS A Y E A R , IN ADVANCE. ' Office a t J . R* Orton’S Bookstore. R A T E S O F ADVERTISING. Orie'square one week, - - — $00 50 M 3 “ - 1 00 M - 1 year, - - - 8 00 Half column 1 year, — - 15 00 Whole column 1 year, - - - 30 00 Professional Cards not exceeding 10 lines, 5 00 Legal advertisements at the rates allowed by law. O R T G AGE S A L E .—M ortgagors, Mathusa- lem Hasbrouck and M ary his wife; Mortga­ gee, Samuel Hasbrouck; Mortgage, dated F ebrua­ ry 15.1840—recorded in Broome county clerks of­ fice in Book of Mortgage No. 9, page 93 &c; A- mount claimed to be due a t the first publication, of this notice, 8*2,701,94; Description of Mortgaged p r e m i s e s , a s c o n t a i n e d i n s a i d m o r t g a g e . “ A l l Certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county o f B roome in the state aforesaid, on the e a s t s i d e o f t h e C h e n a n g o r i v e r , a n d b e i n g t h e p r e m - ises now owned and occupied by the said party of the first part, ^the said Mortgagors,') B e g inning at a stake standing on the bank of the Chenango riv­ er,thence north 89 degrees 15 minutes east24 chains 50 links to a stake standing on the west side o f the Toad that leads from Binghamton up the river, thence south 8 degrees 45 minutes west 2 chains 19 links to a stake standing by the said road, thence south 89 degrees 15 minutes west to a stakestanding on the bank ofsaid river, thence up said river to the place o f beginning. Also one other piece or • parcel ofland lying on the east side of the aforesaid road, b eg in n in g at a stake, thencenorth 12 degrees east 6 chains and 78 links, thence north 89 degrees 15 minutes east 5 chains and 90 links to a swamp, Ihence tothe place of beginning, containing iri the whole seven aeres. Also that other piece or parcel oi' 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 ham to n up the said river, thence running south 89 •degrees 15 minutes west 24 chains 75 links, to the Chenango river, thence up along said river as it W i n d s a n d t u r n s t w e n t y t h r e e c h a i n s a n d f i f t e e n links to. a stake and stones standing two rods from the centre of the highway, thence along the high­ way south 8 degrees and 30 minutes west 8 chains and 90 links to the place-of beginning, containing fifteen acres and a half, be tbe same more or less. A lso all that certain lot piece or parcel ofland known at distinguished by being the southerly p art o f lot no. 5 as laid down on a map by Charles C lin­ ton in the town ofChenango and county of Broome, to w i t : B e g i n n i n g a t t h e n o r t h w e s t c o r n e r o f n o . 4 , whence easterly along said line no. 4 ,42 chains and 50 links to the north east corner of no. 4, thence alonsr the east line of no. 5 northerly 25 chains and 50links, thence westerly to abrook, join- inglands of Samuel Bevier, thence southerly and \westerly following tbe course of the brook to the easterly line ofsa d lot, thence along the westerly lin e o f said lotto the place ofbcglnning, containing Ninety acres of Land; Excepting h nvever one half acre Heretofore sold to Byron and Stephen Bunnell, and excepting also one quarter of an acre ol Land heretofore sold to Asahel Fairchild.” Said mort­ gage will be foreclosed by a sale of the said mort­ gaged premises, at public auction at the Phenix Hotel in Binghamton, onthe JGth day of May next, at 10 o’clock A. M. Dated February 20th i845. D .S & J .R . DICKINSON, Atl’ys 48 ids for Mortgagee. “Equal Protection to all Classes.” — J a m e s K. P olk . VOL. VI. NO. 50.] BINGHAMTON, N. Y., THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1845. TW H O L E NO. 702. O H E R IFF’S SALE.:—By v irtueofone execution^ O issu e d o u to f th e C le r k s O f f i.c e M ORTGAGE SALE.—Mortgagor Josiah W est M oitgagee Ammi Doubleday, Mor gage da­ ted the 8 th day of A p ril A. D. 1835 —Recorded in Boomecounty Clerks office April 13, 1835 at 9 A. M . in Book o f mortgages No G, pages 433 and 434 Amount claimed to be due at the first publication of this notice twenty-eight dollars, amount to be­ c o m e due o n e h u n d r e d d o l l a r s with interest from the eighth day o f April 1844. Description of mort- gagedpr .anises, “ A ll that parcel ofland this day eonve)Ted to said W est by Dimick and Sandford at request of said Doubleday and for the purchase mo­ ney of which this mortgage is executed—described as follows, b e g inningat thenortheast corner o f lot No. one hundred and sixteen (116) in the Grand di­ vision ofthe Boston purchase, thence running suiiih ■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 o fa hemlock tree; thence south fifteen minutes east seven chains and fifty two links to a stake and stones near a white maple tree; thencenorth 89 degrees 45 minutes east^ twenty-nine chains and twenty-nine links to a small sugar-ma- p!em a rked; thence D o rth fifteen seconds weston the east line of the lot, seven chains, and fifty two links to the place of b e g in n in g containing twenty- two acres more or less.” Said mortgage is accom­ panied by a Bond ofthe same date, signed and seal­ ed by the said mortgagor, conditioned, for the pay­ ment of “ one hundred doilarsin ten years with, the annual interest and in default thereof shall be rea­ dy and offer to convey the premises this day convey­ ed lo said W est by Dimmick and Sandford, so as to give said Doubleday the same title without cost io him.” Said mortgaged premises will be sold at public auction on the 26th day o f April next at 12 ‘o’clock at noon at the Court House in Bingham­ ton in the county of Broome. Dated Jan. 27th 1845. JNO. H. H. PA R K , Att r. A . D o u b l e d a y , Mortgagee. 45 M ORTGAGE SALE.— Mortgagor W illard Bowker J r., Mortgagee Robert Riley; As­ signee of mortgage James M. Cafferty. Descrip­ tion ol mortgaged premises, “All hat certain piece ofland situate in Union, parcel of Hooper’s Patent, and known as lot number thirteen (13) Poor’s loca­ tion, so called.” Mortgage dated 8th February A. D. 1843, conditioned to pay one hundred and seven­ 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 default 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 highest bidder, at the house of George W . Merse- reau in Union, on Friday the 2Sth day of F ebruary next at 1 o’clock P. M.—Dated Dec. 4, 1844. 37 JAM 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 15th of March next, then to be held atthe same place and hour of the day, as above named. Dated Feb. 18. 1845. 48 JAM E S M. CA F F E R T Y , Assignee. S H E R IF F ’S SALE.—By virtueofone execution issued out ofthe Court of Common Pleas ofthe county o f Broom?, and to me directed and deliver­ ed, against the goods and chattels, lands and tene­ ments o f L e s l e r L e a d b e t t e r and Pamela ScoviIle,in my bailiwick, I have levied on and shall expose to 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 o f N. York, on Saturday the 12th •day of April, in the year ot our Lord one thou­ s a n d eight hundred and forty five, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon o f that da)--, all the right, title, interest, claim and demand of thesaid Lester Leadbetter a n d Pamela Seoville o fin and tothe following de­ scribed premises to w it:—All that certain p ie;e or .parcel o fland, situate lying and being in the town K»f U nion, in the county of Broome and State of N. York, being a part o f L ot No. seventy nine (79) in theN anticoke Township in the Boston purchase. The said piece or parcel ofland intended to be de- ■'•scribed is situated in the north east corner of said ?Lot No. seventy nine (79); commencing at the -north east corner of said lot No. seventy ni&e, *thence running forty rods south, thence running w eston a line parallel with the north line ofsaid lot so far as to include twenty eight acres of land: together with, all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining—Also, all that certain piece or r parcel o f land lying in the town o f Union, County •of Broome and State o f New York, being fifty acres \undivided in lot No. seventy nine (79) in the Town- -ship of Nanticoke in the Massachusetts ten Town­ ships, so called. Dated at Binghamton this 24ih •-day oi F ebruary, in the y ear o f our Lord one thou­ sand eight hundred and forty five. 4 9 ________ JO S E P H B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. A d m i n i s t r a t o r s n o t i c e . —in pursu­ ance o f an Order of John R. Dickinsou.jSur- rogate of the County of Broome, notice is hereby given tp alfpersons having claims against Samuel W . Hinckley, late o f Chenango in said County de­ ceased. io 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. ELKANAJI H INCKLEY, 38^6ra Administrator. of *be county of Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chattels lands and tenements of Augustus Taylor in my bailiwick, I have levied on and shall expose forsale at public auc­ tion as the law directs, at the Phenix Hotel now keptand occupied by Isaac B. G-ere in the village of Binghamton, County of Broome and state of’N. York on Saturday the 5th day of April next, in the y e a r o t o u r l o r d , o n e t h o u s a n d e i g h t h u n d r e d a n d folly five, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon ot that day, a l l t h e r i g h t , t i t l e , i n t e r e s t , c l a i m a n d d e m a n d o f t h e said Augustus Taylor, of in and to the following described premises, to wit: All the following pie­ ces or parcels o fland lying and being in the town of Union and county o f Broome and State o f New- York, and described as follows:—Thirteen acres and a half o fland, the same heretofore set off and awarded to said Augustus Taylor by the court of Chancery in a parti tion suit, being p a rt of the farm formerly owned by Josiah Taylor deceased, excep­ ting a small piece heretofore sold by said Augustus Taylor from the above mentioned thirteen and a h a lf acres, called in said partition Lot No. (2) two, to Chester Marene, said small piece heretofore sold, lying on 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 Taylor and the other heirs at law. o f Josiah Taylor his deceased father, and to the deed given by Augustus Taylor to Ches­ ter Marene. Also, all that piece or parcel ofland in the town of Union aforesaid, heretofore purcha­ sed by Augustus Taylor of said Chester M arene, being about three and a half aeres of land from Lot No. one (1) which was by said decree set off to Chester M arene one of the heirs at law of the said Josiah Taylor deceased: the two pieces of land above described containing seventeen acres of land. Also, all the right title and interest in remainder or reversion that said Augustus Taylor 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 now held as right of dower by the mother ofthe said Augustus Taylor. Together with all and singular the appurtenances and hereditaments to the above described parcels of land severally belonging or in anv wise appertaining.—Dated at Binghamton this 19th day df F ebruary in tbe 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 of Common Pleas of the county o f Broome, and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chatties lands and tenements of John Luscomb in my baihvick, I have levied on and shall expose for sale at public auction, as the law directs, at the store of Jolm Pe- lers, jr., in the town of Sanford, county of Broome, and state o f New-York, on Saturday the 12th day 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 of in and to the following described premises, to wit. All that certain piece orparcel of Land being part of Lot No. 11—in the Fisher & Norton Patent agreeable to survey made by \Wm. 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 eightj^-seven degrees and twenty-seven chains and sixty links, thencenorth three'degrees, east twenty-five chains and twenty five links to the place of beginning, containing six­ ty-nine acres and sixty-eig'it hundredths oi 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 of W arren, now Broome county and state of New-York, being part o f Lot No. eleven in said quarter township, and is bounded asfollows; North and west by the lines ot 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 of thefirst part—-containingforty acres and one-third of an acre of land, he the samemore or less: together with all and singular the heredita­ ments and appurtenances thereunto belonging o rin any wise appertaining.—Dated at Binghamton, this 19ih day of February, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty-five. J o 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. 48 S H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue of one execution is uecl out of the Court of Common Pleas of the county of Broome, and to me directed and de­ livered, against the goods and chattels lands and tenements of JohnM . Whitcomb, inm ybailiwick, 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 Binghamtou, county of \Broome and state of N. York on Saturday the 29th day o f M arch, 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 thesaid JohnM . W hitcomb ofin and to the follow­ ing described premises, to wit. All that certain piece or parcel o f land situate iu the Grand Divi­ sion of the Boston purchase so called in the town of Union county of Broome and State of N. York, known as part o flot number one hundred and nine in said Grand Division and described as follows, Beginning at the north east corner of said lot,thence west on, 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 east in a line paral­ lel with the north line to the east line of the lot, thence to the place of Beginning containing one hundred acres and seven-tenths of an acre ofland together with the saw mill and all the buildings on said premises. Also one piece of land situate in the Grand division aloresaid beinga part of lot number one hundred and thirty two aud described as fol­ lows, viz, Beginning on the original south line of said lot No. 132 at a stake and stone standing a few rods n orth east of the 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 eleveu degrees and thirty minutes, west two chains and fifteen links to a beech tree marked, thence north twenty five degrees forty five minutes, west one chain and seventy three links, thence n orth thirty ninedegrees and thirty minutes, west two chains and forty linus to a hemlock tree marked, thence south filty one degrees, west six chains and sixty five links to a 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 o f the above de­ scribed parcels of land belonging, or in any wise appertaining. Dated at Binghamton this 11th day of F ebruary, in the y ear o f our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five Elysimn, V FROM THE GERMAN OF SCHILLER. Past the despairing wail-- And the bright banquets of the Elysian vale M e lt ev e r y ca r e aw a y ! Delight, that breathes and moves forever, Glides through sweel fields like some sweet river! Elysian life suryey: T h e r e , F r e s h w i t h y o u t h , o ’e r j o c u n d m e a d s , H is m e r r y w e s t-w in d s b lith e ly leads Tim ever-blooming M a y ! Through gold woven dream, goes the dance of the hours, In space without bounds swell the soul and its powers And truth, with no- veil, gives her face lo the day. And joy to-day and joy to-morrow, B u t w a f ts th e airy soul a l o f t ; The very name is lost to sorrow, And pain is rapture turned more exquisitely soft. Here the pilgrim reposes the world-weary limb, And forgets in the shadow, cool-breathing and dim, The load he shall bear never more; Here the mower, his sickle at rest, by the streams, Lull'd with harp strings, roviews, in the calm of his dreams, The fields, w h e n th e harvest, is o’er. Here, he, whose ears drink in the battle roar, Whose banners stream’d upou the startled wind A thunder-storm—before whose thunder tread The mountains trembled—in soft sleep reclined, By the sweet brook that o’er its pebbly bed In silver plays, and murmurs tothe shore, Hears the stern clangour of wild spears no m ore! H e r e th e tru e spouse t h e lost-beloved r e g a in s , A n d on t h e en a m e ll’d cou c h o f s u m m e r - p lain s Mingles sweet kisses with the zephyr’s breath. Here, crown’d at last, love never knows decay, Living through ages its one b r i d a l day, Safe fiom the stroke of death ! O ’ The following sonnet, exquisite for its taste, in its expression of pure and manly thought, is froui the Boston Courier. Old Maids. A SONNET. I am a lover of all woman kind, And maidens old are not old maids to me, Tho’ beauty flees, there still remains the mind! And mind is sorely belter company ! What though the harp be new and trimmed with gold? D o c s s w e e ter m u s ic trem b le in its to n e , Than when the gaudy polish has grown old, And nought is left but sweet accord alone ? Or is th e gem held in th e less esteem , ^ Because the casket is defaced by time? A woman’s mind a priceless gem I deem— H e r h e a r t a h a r p th a t m u s ic yields s u b lim e . So wonder nol that years hide not from me The jewel’s glow’—the harp’s sweet melody. sir, it’s c o m m o n law .” “ W a ll, n o w , y o u k n o w of c ou rse, S q u ire, 'and I ’ll send the critters back. But ju s t tell me how lohg it has been com m o n law.” “W h y , ever since the c a c k ling of g e e s e saved Rom e . T h e R o m a n s then passed a n act that they should be saved from legal pfroe&S, and they called il common law to distinguish it from all other statutes, w h ich are very uncom ­ mon ones.’ “ I a m satisfied, sq u i r e . Y o u ’ll never catch me in this scrape again. As I said before the critters shall go b a c k ” ' And eg they did. T h is is no ficiion, but a fact, with the ex- • t* ception oJ names. Charity. T h a t gfrarity w h ich begins at home, is said to r e m a in at home. V e r y likely. B u t not so wilh regard to that charity w h ich, in this incle­ ment eeaSon, sends a load of wood or a baker’s loaf, or a-i’chicken, to a poor neighbor. T h e rich man w h o rolls in his coach, and when he comes to his hom e finds a glow i n g fire in his grate and ihe luxuries of 'all climates upon his table, is v e ry m u c h tempted to forget that w ithin the toss o f a biscuit fromvhis door there m a y be a family in utier destitution,pinched for the necessi­ ties of life,shivering over d e c a y ing embers,dread­ ing to g o forth to find any em p loym e n t, and not kno w i n g w h e r e to look for the s u p p l y of com ­ ing necessities. T o such a family, a slight ahd unobtrusive charity m a y carry joy, the sight of w h ich will be an am p l e r e w a r d for t h e bestow- ment on the part of the man who is dw e l li n g in abundanc^. A little d iscipline of this kind, an occasionakexercise of the feelings of benevo­ lence, v v iIrstrengthen the kinder qualities of the heart, and m a k e a m an realize what is meant by “the l u x u r y of d o ing good.” Let the rich man, then,‘’give of his abundance. C h e e r the heart of the unfortunate and the c h ildren of pov­ erty and suffering. T h e r e m a y not be am o n g us m u c h of w h a t is called extrem e want— but there are rnanv cases w h e r e by extreme econo­ my families are kept just off tbe verge of dis­ tressing privation. T o these cases the hand of charity should be extended, and, while the s e v e r ­ ity of the season continues, let the comforts of life find their w a y to the houses of the poor,and carry gladness to the hearts ofsuffering hu m a n ­ ity.— [Courant. Col. Crocket i n a Quandary. “ I never but once,’ said the colonel, “ was in what I call real genuine quandary. It was du­ ring my electioneering c a m p a ign for Congress, at w h ich time I strolled about in t h e woods, so particularly pestered by politics, that I forgot my rifle. A n y one m a y forget his rifle, you k n o w ; but it isn’t e v e ry man can m a k e a mends for his forgetfulness by V ‘S\ inventive faculties, I guess. It chanced, as I was strolling along considering deep in congressional?, the first thing that took my fancy was the snarling of some young bears which proceeded from a hol­ low tree, the entrance being m o re than forty feet from the ground. I mounted the tree but soon found that I could not reach the cubs with my hands, so 1 went feet foremost, to see if I could not d r a w them out with my toes. I hung on to the t o p of >he hole, s tr a ining with all m y might to r e a c h them, until at last my hands slipped and down I went more than t w e n ty‘feet to the bot­ tom of that black hole, and there I found myself hip deep in a family of bears. I soon found that I m ight as well undertake to c limb up the g r e a ­ sed part o f a r a inbow as to get back, the hole in the tree being so large, and its sides so smooth and s lippery from the rain. N o w ihis was a real, genuine, regular quandary. I f so be I was to shout, it would have been doubtful w h e t h ­ er t h e y heard me at the s e ttlem e n t; and if they did hear me, the story would ruin m y election as there were a n y quantity too cute to vote for a man that had ventured into a place that he couldn’t get himself out of. W e ll now, while I was calculating w h e t h e r it was best to shout for help* or wait in the hole until after the e lec­ tion, I heard a fumbling and. g r u m b l i n g over m y head, and looking up I saw the old bear com i n g down stern foremost upon me. My motto is a l w a y s 'go ahead!’ and as soon as s h e had lowered herself within my reach I got a tight grip of her tail in my left hand,-and with my little buck-horn-hafted penknife in the other, I comm e n c e d sp u r r i n g her forw a r d — I ’ll be shot if ever a m e m b e r of Congress rose q u i c k e r in the world than I did. She took m e out in the s h a k e of a lam b ’s tail.” M r. P o lk ’s Fam ily in Scotland. ■A c o rrespondent wrijes us—-“ I- enclose you a paragraph, cut out o f t h e G l a s g o w Courier,from w h ich you will see that t h e inhabitants of D u n ­ bar, a considerable town in Haddingtonshire, Scotland, claim President P o l k as.descended from an eminent citizen of that town.”--[Eve. Poft. T h e a r t i c l e en c l o s e d is t h i s :. D u n b a r — P r e s i d e n t P o l k . — W e are in­ formed, from excellent, authority, that the pres­ ent President of the United States of Ajm e rica is ihe heir and descendant of our laie worthy .and respected . P r o v o s t Pollock. P o l k , or Poke, qf our ancient burgh. Provost P o l k discharged the onerous duties of c h ief rriegistrate of this burgh during tbe year of the R e b e l li o n — .1745 and 1746, with great c r e d i t ; and received for hjs. loyal and patriotic conduct the t h a n k s of the K i n g ’s Governm e n t. T h e Proy.ost was a ,per­ son c f considerable property, and had the influ­ ence to become c h ief m a g istrate in opposition to the powerful fam ily of F a a , or -Fall,, who, for a period of nearly one hundred years, s-vvayed the politics o f the town. Mr. P o l k died in the year 1752, and his property and effects c a m e into the possession of his brother A n d r e w , who settled in the state of Tennessee, or the s o u thern part of N o r t h Carolina. •A l t h o u g h this s tar o f t h e wes­ tern hem isphere m a y . n e v e r have heard of tbe Provest of D u n b a r being classed am o n g those who added to his family influence, still, when he sw a y s the sceptre of the most, powerful na­ tion of. the new worlds we trust he will endeav­ or t o .render m o re durable the good understand­ ing between the states and the m o ther country, and ever mind Provost P o l k ’s toast, “ M a y ne’er w a r be am o n g us,” one-familiar to-m a n y old inhabitants to this day, Provost P o k e ’s toast and the effect of h is experience of “the ’4 5 . ” — [ B e r ­ wick W a r d e r . d a y i n W asM n gton. (From fhe Correspondent of ihe N. Y. Obiervcr-j M essrs EDiTORs— Y o u r readers a r e doubt* less-awate th at the H o n . J a m e s K . P o lk ,. P r e s i ­ dent elect o f - t h e United States, and'his lady, reached- th e capitol on T h u r s d a y o f last week, nnd h a’v e 'ta k e n rooms, for the p re se n t at C o le ­ m a n ’s Hotel, Pennsylvania A v e n u u H e h a s of course been besieged from m o r n in g till n ig h t with c o n g ra tu la to ry visitors, a n d his m in d must of necessity be h a n a s s e d with w e ig h ty cares.-— I y e sterday paid m y respects to them a m o n g .the rest, • T h e manners of both are simple, unostenta­ tious, affable, aud dignified. T. looked with s o me -interest t o t h e com i n g of S u n d a y , and had m u c h anxiety l e s t tW p V e s s u r e of public duties m i g h t furnish a plausible pretext for business on that d a y / b u t you will be gratified to learn that M r . P o l k gave directions at t h e bar early on this m o rning, that he should receive no visitors on Surfdav; and every one has been refused excep­ ting only the H o n . H . I i. EllswoTih, Commiss­ ioner of Patents, and lad'y, who called by a p ­ pointment in fl c a r r i a g e lo lake them to church. They attended worship in the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. P o l k is an exem p lary member. . T b e Presidentelect slated in conver­ sation on his return that as he had begun so he should continue, and that he should receive no visits on the L o r d ’s day-. R ic h and P oor .— T he following excellent rem a rks oh the comparative enjoyments and suf­ ferings ol the rich and poor, by the late Rev. Dr. C h anning. cannot but be duly appreciated by-all those who read them : “ W h e n I com n a r e together different classes * © as existing at this m o ment in the civilized world I cannot think the difference between th e i i c h and the poor, in regard to m e r e physical s u ffer­ ing, so great as is sometimes im a g ined. T h a t some of the indigent am o n g us die of scanty food is undoubtedly true: but vastly m o r e in this com m u n ity die from eating too m u c h than from eating little j vastly more from excess iffm'star- vation. $>o aS |p clothing; m a n y shiver from want oTilefences a g a inst the c o l d ; but there is vastly more suffering am o n g the rich from ab­ surd and c rim inal modes cf d ress which fashion has sanctioned, than am o n g the poor from defi­ ciency of raiment. O u r daughters a r e ofiener brought to the grave by their rich attire, than our beggers by their nakedness. So the poor are often overw o rked but they suffer less than m a n y am o n g the rich w h o have no w o r k to do, no interesting object to fill up life, to satisfy the infinite craving of man for action. A c c o r d ing to o u r present mode of education, how m a n y of our daughters are victims of ennui, a m isery un­ know n to the poor, and m o re intolerable than the weariness of excessive toil! T h e idle young man. s p e n d ing the day in exhibiting his person in the street, ought not to excite the en­ vy of the .over-tasked poor-, and this cum b e r e r of the ground is found exclusively h.” D i s p o s a l o f t h e d e a d a m o n g t h e S i o u x I n d i a n s — T h e facts are these :-— I n sailing a- long the U p p e r Mississippi,in the neighborhood of the Indian towns of the Crow , the Red. wing,. & c , inhabited exclusively by the Sioux, the traveller will notice on the verge of the high bluffs, on the west side of the r iver, rude s c af-. folds, at intervals of s e v e ral miles, which very m u c h resemble w b a t at called fish-flakes.— T h e y are raised, however,... about ten feet h i g h , out of the reach of wild animals, and are con­ structed of rude upright poles,covered over with brush. On the top, ihe bodies of the dead are laid, sometimes enveloped in blanket.s, skins, or perhaps in a canoe, according to., the ability of those who place them there. In that condition they rem a in, t h r o u g h all the phases of decom ­ position, till the b o n es become completely bare and dry. T h e r e are m a r k e d instances of e n d u ­ ring affection am o n g these wild people occasion­ ally exhibited in the following m a n n e r . T h e bereaved friend wiil continue ;o visit this e levat­ ed, unique sepulchral resting place of the dead, from lim e to time,for years manifesting on every- repetition the pfofundest sentiments of grief.— T h e y ultimately gather up the disjointed skele­ ton,, & h a v ing packed it in ihe smallest compass for convenient transportation, part with it only when circumstances urgently require, and then the bones a r e not unfrequently buried iu a wig­ wam inhabited by the living*— [ S mith’s Lecture at Providence. am o n g the rici “N olo E fis c o f a k i .” — T h e P a n V a n ladies have dropped that episcopal appendage, so m u c h in vogue of late years, leaving the full ef­ fect of their dresses to a voluminous and stiff skirt. T h e I m a u m o f M u s c a t is to receive a pres­ ent from one o f t h e first m e r c h a n ts in Boston of four splendidly ornam e n ted m irrors. T h e y havejual been got ready, and are being exhibi­ ted at a gilder’s shop in that city. W h a t does this “first m e r c h a n t” expect to receive in r e t u r n ? — [ N . Y . New*. F T HE CAMPAIGN OR 1845 has commenced, and Cary Aostponement.—The Co. are on. hand with a large lot of Goods and are receiv­ ing from New-York weekly \supplies which they are now selling a t very low prices.- Call aiid see. Jan. 1 .1845. S. CARY & CO* 47 JOSEPH B A R T L E T T , Sheriff. S H E R IFF’S SALE.—By virtue of one execution issued out of the clerk’s office of the county of Brooms and to me directed and delivered, against the goods and chatties lands and tenementsof Dan­ iel Purdy, I have levied on and shall expose for sale a t public auction as the law directs, atthe house now kept and occupied by Isaac B. Gere i a the village of Binghamton, county of Broome and State of New York, on Saturday the 22d day of February A. D. 1845, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon of that day,—A ll the right title interest claim or demand of the said Daniel P urdy, of in and to the following described premises to wit: being eighty acres, p a rt o f g reat lot No. seven in the north di­ vision o f fourth tract in Sidney, in the county of Broome, b eing the same p re m ises on which the said Daniel Purdy now resides, together with all and singular the heraditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging o r in any wise \appertaining. Dated at Binghamton this 9th day of January A. P.-1845. 42 % JOSEPH BARTLETT,. Sheriff. . P sale ofthe above described premises is hereby postponed Until'Mpuday the 12th day of May, 1845, at the same place \ and tinte of day as above mentioned. - 49 JOSEPH BAftTLETT, Sheriff. Geese exempt from Attachment. M iser S k in flint was a shrewd money-lending Y a n k e e . H e was o n e o f those men who are lheir o w n law y e rs , and as soon a s a debt a rrived at maturity, if n o t paid h e would fill out a writ and h a v e it served forthwith, with o rd e rs tp at­ tach a n y th in g that th e officers could g e t hold of. Yet, a lthough bold in his movements, h e might be readily frightened- M r. W illiam s w as o n e d a y sitting m his office, s m o k in g a cigar, w h e n a c li­ ent entered, looking like the shadow of starva­ tion. “S q u r r e s a i d he. “ I a m a ruined m a n .— Mister S k in flint has taken ali tha! I a m worth in the wot Id. T h e darned old cutthroat has got all m y geese.’’ N o w that a ttorney was a fat, jo lly son o f m irth, and with tw in k ling eyes he p ro m ised to g et the g e ese b a c k again. H e sat d o w n to his d e s k a n d wrote the following no t e : M r. S k in flint— S ir, I f y o u would avoid con­ sequences, o f th e most terrible character, y o u will call a t m y office, without a n h o u r ’s d alay. Y o u r s , & c., J o h n W il l ia m s . T h e note h a d not b e e a written but n b o u t a half a n h o u r w h e n Mr. S k in flint called. “H o w d’ye do, Squire?” “M r . S k in flint, your s e r­ vant, sir,” responded the A ttorney, J o o k in ir v e r y sedate. “I’ ve ju s t g o t t h e letter, S q u ire - W h a t ’s the m a tter?” M a tter e n o p g h , M r. S k in flint.— -Y o u have attached ,M r. J o n e s ’ geese, hav’nt y o u 2” “Y e s , b u t j s that agjn< th e latv 2” * “A - gainst the law ? ' w hy, isir, y p q . have subjected yourself to heavy damages for the false, impris- onment'of those geese. . Are-you aware sir that they are. exempted from attachment?’’ - “Dew tell— now a r t ypRjokin; S q u ir r - J ’va read tbe atatotf book- purty sopg, and Lhaint found that ’em ” “Slatutebpok, Mr* Skinflint? W hy, A P o s t m i s t r e s s . — I t seems likely that Mrs. Litm, widow of the late Dr. L. F . Linn, form­ erly a U. S. Senator from Missouri, will be a p ­ pointed Postmistress at St. Louis. T h i s would be an excellent a r r a n g e m e n t. T h e duties of the place are not such as a wom a n m a y not perform and we see no reason w h y 'm e n should have a monopoly of offices.— [Idem. O n e Y o u n g , a leading Saint am o n g the M o r m o n s at Nauvoo, has published an epistle to the “E l d e r s , ” of w h ich the f o llowing is a n ex­ tract: “E l d e r s who go abroad and borrow horses or m o n e y and run a w a y with it, will be cut off from the church without cerem o n y ; and they^ need nol look j or that lenity which they have had heretofore . A colored colony exists in Canada of 15,000 self-emancipated slaves. A ll made their escape from different slave holding States, at different periods a n d by different processes,; som e have resided therefor about fifteen years, but the m a ­ jority for a s h o 'rter period. T h e y a r e not c o m ­ pactly located, but scattered over a territory a hundred miles in length by sixty in b re a d th ; the southern,point is aboutfforty miles above. D e ­ troit, M ic h ig a n , on the eastern side o f the river. So says a D etroit paper. W isconsin is a m o n strous territory, being 1200 m i|es long.and 200 miles w ide— about six times .larger than the S tate o f N e w Y o r k . It is proposed to divide this T e r r itory before it is m ad e a State— lea v in g o n ly 3 0 0 b y -2 0 0 m iles o f lower W is c o n sin to be incorporated into tbe U n ip n o f States. It is p ro p o sed to g iv e the n a m e of S u p e rior to the n e w Territory. W h a t is B r a v e r y ?— S o m e m e b a r e coUr- agous and some a re not, we should like to see that m an who would deliberately \allow a wo­ m a n to catch him m a k ing mouths tit h e r baby. A b o l i t i o n o f M i l i t i a T r a i n i n g s . — N o t h ­ ing m a r k s more c e rtainly, though quietly the d e ­ cline of the war spirit am o n g the great mass of the people, than their unwillingness to continue the ever extrem e ly popular system, of militia drills. It was retained in Massachusetts by a few w a r spirits, until nearly all men of sense be­ cam e weary and asham e d of it; and then the Legislature in 1839 released from military drills all that bad been liable to that service, and pro­ vided n fund of $50,000 a year to be distributed, at the rate of five dollars each, am o n g a n y num ­ ber of the old militia not e x c e e d ing 10,000 who. voluntarily trained a c e rtain num b e r of times ev­ ery year. Still, even this offer has never ral­ lied in a n y year, m o re than 7,000 volunteers; and the num b e r , we believe, is c o n stantly diinin- J 3 v ishing. M a i n e , in 1843— 4, e n tirely abolished the system of miltia drills, repealing all her laws that required that useless service, but retaining the militia system, sim p ly by continued enroll­ ment of a li that would be bound at her call to com e forth for the s u p p o rt of h e r laws, or the de­ fence of her soil. V e r m o n t , at the recent .session of h e r L e g i s ­ lature, has followed the e x a mpla of Maine. - She passed an act repealing all laws that hereto­ fore required militia drills, & substituted m e r e ly an enrollm e n t, as for j u r y ..purposes of all that would under the old system, have been liable to m ilitary service. “A good interpreter o f t h e B i b l e s h o u ld have! ardent piety, familiarity with the original Scrip­ tures, extensive learning, an acquaim a n c e with the classics.'and skill in expounding them, a know ledge of sacred and civil history, of geog­ raphy, and of the archasology ofthe Jew s and other nations, treated o f i n the sacred record.— T h e want of any one of these. q u alifications is a capital defect. H e who .knows little-or nothing o f t h e original Scriptures, is liable tp pronounce opinions based on the forms o f t h e E n g l i s h ver­ sion, w h ich the words of the'inspired writer do not sanction.”— [Christian Review. A F act .— It is confidently asserted that a poor, youog. man has but t r o alternatives either to go to work, ;o r g o to the devih A great number choose the latter. - - I f A B oy o f 8 y e a r s D r u n k a n d D e a d 1^- W e learn by the J e rsey City Advertiser that M artin O ’C o n n eli, a lad o f o n ly e ig h t years, died suddenly on S u n d a y m o r n in g inconsequen­ ce of “being excessively intoxicated the day previous, c a u s in g convulsions, and e x p o su re !” Such was the verdict o f th e C o ro n e r’s inquest at the office of S. H . L u tk in s , E s q . It is spoken of a s a n o th e r instance of the effect of unlicensed rumseliing, which exists, it is said, to an a la r m ­ ing extent a lo n g N e w a r k Avenue. T e n a c i t y o f L i f e — T h e N e w -H a m p s h ire papers report the d eath, on fhe 1 st instant, at Andover, in that State, of S a m u e l M c G u in ii a revolutionary pensioner, known as the “ C a ith­ ness veteran.” a g e d 110 years 2 1-2 rnonlhs.-!- For the last four years Mr. M cGuinn has been unable to w a lk, but',within that period he has been carried; from neighbor to neighbor, \ hjs m i n i r e m a in in g afctive a n d playful, and evident* ly e n jo y in g society. J u d g e o* t h e F i r s t C i r c u i t . — T h e Hon. J o h n W . E d m o n d s ‘has been appointed, b y tbe G o v e r n o r a n d Semite, J u d g e of the F irst Judi­ cial Circuit o f th is State, in the p lace of Judge K e n t, resigned. From file Richmond-Enquirer. • John Randolph’s W ill. O n e of the most remarkable cases ever pre­ sented to our Courts of Justice, is certainly M r . John R a n d o l p h ’s will. H i s ow n extraordinary life, h is brilliant genius, singular e loquence, the distinguished figure which he has cut in our na­ tional councils, in some * o f the most im p o r tant epochs in out political history, a n d his eccentric habits, both in public and private fife, have stamped a degree of interest upon almost every thing which he did or said, that falls to the lot *0 . # J ^ of but few individuate. H e died possessed o f a very large\ property, that has been estimated at s o me hundred t h o u s ­ ands ofdollars— a large num b e r of slaves, and valuable broad land on the R o a n o k e — from w h ich he borrowed his celebrated affix of J o h n Randolph of Roanoke. The disposition of this property has been a bone ol contention am o n g different parties, ever since his death. Several papers were.left behind him, which w e r e con* sidered i n the light of\ last-testaments; nnd the question was,which was the true will, o r wheth- there was any. O n e will was disputed for its w a n i o f f o r m . It was said to have been cancel­ led by himself. H is eccentric habits\ and tbe m a r k s of insani­ ty which appeared in his conduct at s e v e ral p e ­ riods of his life, led to contests about another.— If this will (that of 1821) was established, it cut off his nearest relations from all r i g h t to his pro­ perty. It left a ll his slaves free, .and t h e great burden ol his possessions to M r. B r y a n t , w h o had m a r r ied one of his nieces. T h e question was bandied about from Court to Court,until the G e n e r a l C o u r t decided in favor o f t h e validity of the will o f ’21. T h e other parties then o p e n ­ ed a new battery against it. T h e y availed themselves of o n e ofthe statutes ofV i r g i n i a , and renewed the attack. It was shifted from one district to a n o ther— from th e W i l l i a m s b u r g Circuit Court, w h e r e Jud g e U p - sher had presided, to the Pbtersburgh Court, w h e r e Judge Grholson was upon the bench.—■ After a long delay, it c a me tu a hearing before a sworn j u r y . in Decem b e r last. W e l l ! the parties ai)tl the- law y e r s went to w o r k . ' T h e Colonization Society and M r. B r y a n t united lheir forces lo establish the will of 1821. H i s nearest relations attempted to upset it. T h e plea put in was insanity. P e r h a p s no w i l l case in this country has ever called out s u c h an extraordinary combination of c ir c u m s t a n c e s ; 50 or 60w i t n e s s e s , d r a w n from different parts ol V i r g i n i a and from P h i l a ­ delphia,were examined in the course o f t h e he a r ­ ing, exclusive of written evidence. T h e investi­ gation embraced various periods of his life. It extended'to his' p u b lic transactions— to s p e eches which he had made iri C o n g r e s s — to essays which he had written-—to his private c o r r e s p o n ­ dence— to the course of his politics a s well as to his courtships. T h e arra y of counsel was tremendous. Six law y e rs on each side, from different towns, and some of the most prom inent standing^ were en­ listed in the cause: T h e argum e n t r a n t h r o u g h more than three weeks, and almost as long.as the great debate on Texas, with this (lifferehce, that here the cham p ion was at.liberty to spqak as long as he pleased, but there he was litnieted to an hour each. T h e impression, how e v e r , was, with m a n y people, that all this was labor and law lost—• that the j u r y would be hiing, that is to say, divi­ ded'— a n d that they would have to begin the bat­ tle over again. Som e w a g said, i f they did not take care, they would contrive to eat up iheeslate before it was settled—like the m o n k e y shaving the c h e ese i n the fable. lt turns out, however, that on T u e s d a y a v e r ­ dict was given by the ju r y to set up the will o f ’2L It was the intention of the heirs at l a w to move for a new trial, but we learn from the P e ­ tersburg Intelligencer that an arrangem e n t has been effected wilh w h ich ali parlies a r e satisfied. B y this, the slaves obtain their freedom and.'thir- ty thousand dollars— the rest of the property g o ­ ing to the.heirs at law. Occurrences. D e a t h f r o m S w a l l o w i n g a G o l d R i n g . — A young m a rried lady of this city, died sud­ denly on T h u r s d a y last, from the above cause. It appears that about seven years ago, wifile be­ ing addiessec! by the young gentlem a n w h o af­ terw a r d s became her husband, she in a playful mood put a gold r ing in her m o u th, w h i c h s h e unfortunately swallowed,by accident, and it lodg* ed in hs.r throat, where it rem a in e d in spite of surgical skill, causing at intervals much pain and uneasiness. On the night of her death she was sitting in hei room, when of a sudden she experienced a strangling.sensation.. She i m m e ­ diately arose, and in attempting to walk, felt herself d eclining. She seized, h o ld of the bed post, and m a k i n g some noise, attracted the at­ tention of her husband. O u seeing him com e to her aid. s h e m a d e another effort, disengaged herself from the bed. post, and f a lling in t a t h e arm s of her husband,expired from strangulation. [Baltim o r e Patriot. A Y o u n g M o t h e r — A Hartford paper states that the nam e of a mother and child, both between the ages pf four and sixteen, a r e r e t u r n ­ ed as am o n g the children attending a. district school in one of the western towns. A P r e t t y T h o u g h t . — A coquette is a r o s e from which every lover p l u c k s ^ leaf, t h e t h o r n s bein<r reserved for h e r future husband. . - Death is the w ages of sin.1 . T h a t ’s poor pay. W e wonder that m o r e |>eople don’t q u it s inning, and'stand out for h igh-’ er wages. ■ T h e N a u v o o city c h a r t e r is repealed— t h v K I l having passed both houses o f t h e Illinois legis­ lature.

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