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.FAMINE IN IRELAND AND .SCOTLAND ,r T h e papers a re filled with s h o c k i n g details oT the destitution of food in Ire l a n d a n d llie H iglf* tawfs of. Scotland..; W e merely give a sam p le; A p rA rtiN o D is t r e s s — W e entreat our. readers’ attention to the fo flow ing shocking de-- scrip* ion of the State of Sfcibbereen, and stir- rounding district of W est Carbery, in; the coutv tv of Cork, promising, that'it is only, a n aggra­ vated epitome of the sufferings of thcpoor starv­ ing peasantry fr> other districts. It is by Air. Oitmmins, a country m a g istrate^ho thus writes to the D u k e of W ellington. I went, on the 15th inst, to Skibhereen, and to give the instance of one tovvnland district which I visited, as aii example o fth e state of the en­ tire coast district, 1 shall state siflhply what I there saw. It is situated' on the eastern side of Castle, haven haibor, and is na\ned South Reen, in the parish of Myros. Being aw are ihat I should have to witness frightful hunger, I provided my self with as much bread as five men could car. ry, and on reaching the spot I was surprised to find the wretched hamlets apparently deserted. I entered some of the hovels to ascertain\ the cause, and the scenes lhat presented themselves were such*s no tongue'or pen can convoy the slightest idea of. In the first, six famished ancl ghastly skeletons, to all appearance dead, were huddled in a corner on some filthy straw, their sole covering what seemed a t agged horse doth, hanging about their wretched legs naked above the knees. I approached in horror, and found, by a slow moaning, they were alive—they were in fever, four children, a women, and what had once been a man. It is impossible to go through'the detail j suffice it to say, that in a few minutes I I was surrounded by at least 200 of such phan- toms— such frightful spectres no words can de- scribe. B y far the greater number were de­ lirious, either.from famine or fever. T h e ir de moniac yells are still ringing ir. my Cars, and their horrible images are fixed upon my brain M y heart sickens at the recital, but I. m u s t go on. In another case, decency would forbid what follows, but it must be told. My clothes were nearly torn off in my endeavor to escape from the throng of pestilence around, when my neckcloth was seized from behind by a grip which compelled me to turn? I found myself grasped by a woman with an infant apparently just born in her arms and the remains of a fil­ thy sack across her loins— the sole covering of herself and babe. T h e same morning the po­ lice opened a house on the adjoining lands which was observed shut for many days, ancl two frozen corpses were found lying on the mud floor half, devoured by the rats. A mother, herself in fever, wns seen the same day to drag out the corpse of her child, a girl about twelve, perfectly naked, and left it half covered with stones. In another house, within 500 yards of the cavalry station at Skibbereen, the Dispensary iDoctor found seven wretches Jying unable to move, under the same cloak.— One had been dead many hours, but the others were unable to move either themselves or the corpse. Equally disheartening is what follows from the M onaghan Standard; T h e state of destitution in thia neighborhood is absolutely frightful. In every street, at every corner, lean and cadaverous beings meet your eye, famine in the face, want in the hollow glance, emaciation in the wasted frame, and yet ihey do not die. Strange how much suffering ihe body accustomed to want can bear before the spirit wings its flight! - It has not yet been ascertained how little a man can live on. Men who fed moderately in other years are surprised how they are alive, they get so very little now. T h o ablo bodied laborer is no longer so— he is haggard aod famine-worn. There is no c h a r­ ity among those who gave ninety per cent of the alms ofthe country— lhe farmers; they are buy ing themselves oats; flour is Is. Gd. per stone, and is sold to buy m e a l; the horses are starved, and the family, like a vessel in a calm, is on half allowance. T h e poor bouses are filling with frightful rapidity. _____________ C it y of t h e A n g e l s . — T h e last accounts from California through the Mexican papers, im p ly that the above town, which is near the Southern extremity of Upper California, about thirty miles from the sea, is again in possession of i he Americans. An insurrection of the citizens, headed by a Capt. F lores, led to the capitulation vf the small American force which, on retiring to the coast,.met a body of 300 Americans from a ship of war. These last immediately advanc­ ed upon the town, and again took possession of it. T h e Mexican accounts say that those who capitulated, required, as one of the conditions lhat they might take vvith them for their own protection in case of need, certain pieces of ar­ tillery belonging to the towD, which, on aril, ving at the sea shore, they were to restore to the Angelites. T h a t they did so, but first took care to spike them well, thus rendering them useless. T h e only life lost in the whole affair, or series of affairs, was that of a Mexican. T h e re capture of Los Angelos is of some importance in reference to the expedition of Gen. K earney, who. with 1000 men left New Mexico for California soon after the capture of Santa Fe, intending, we be.lieve, to strike for Los Angelos, which an express from that quar­ ter had informed him was in possession of the Americans. fjX irg fj a ititoii' <£ 0 tt t i c r. JASON R. ORTON, EDITOR. Bingham ton, W ednesday, February IO, 184?.; . 0 l 0 j £ & d ; T : ~ ' ~ - . . T h e E d ito r of th e C o u r ie jr tjetu r n i h i* m o s t g r a te f u l, tk a n k s to (hose individual*, w h o , y e s terd a y , aid e d in resc u in g h is liille s o n from- t h e w a t e r , a n d p r o b a b l y f r o r n d r o w n i n g . T o o n e p e r s o n , he feels, s o m e t h i n g m o re th a n th is g e n e r a l A c k n o w ledgm e n t is d u e .— * T h e a c c i d e n t o c c u r r e d w ith in a few rods o f th is O f ­ fice, on th e flat overflow e d by th e re c e n t fre s h e t .— W iiile h is little so n , six an d a h a l f y e a r s old, w a s s t r u g g l i n g in th e w a te r , a n d clin g in g to th e w e a k a n d cru m b l in g ice for s u p p o r t , his cries w e r e h e a r d by a lad n a m e d E dgar H iltq n , in th e ad jo in in g s tr e e t; w h o a t oncp ru s h e d to th e rescu e , Y o u n g H ilto n , reach e d th e spot, say in g a s he ap p r o a c h e d th e stru g g lin g lad , “ I exp e c t I sh a ll g o t in th e r e w ith you, b u t n e v e r m in d ,” T h a t e x p e c t a ti o n vvas verified.— T h e ice g a v e w a y a n d H ilto n found h im s e lf in th e w a te r w ith him w h o m h e h a d so g e n e r o u s ly u n d e r ­ ta k e n to sa v e . T h e w a te r , p r o v id e n tially , proved n o t beyond his d e p t h , th o u g h b e tw e e n him an d th e shore it m u s t h a v e been sev e r a l feet d e e p e r ; an d th e r e h e su s tain e d his c h a r g e , u n til help ca m e , an d h o a r d s w e r e pu s h e d n u t upon t h e ice. a d ista n c of b e ­ tw e e n tw o a n d th r e e rods, on w h ich both ca m e safe­ ly to la n d . E dgar H ilto n , ib tw e lv e y c » r s o]d ; an d his m o th e r , he in f o r m s u s , lives in- O s w e g o . N o w o rds o f o u r s ca n a d d a n y t h i n g to th e c h a r a c t e r of his poble a c t. t d ” For a column of interesting miscellany, see last page. T a k e C a r e o f y o u r S h o e s .— A t the breaking up of winter you will need good sound shoes or boots, more, even lhan in winter.— W e have used the following mixture, ancl think it belter for making water proof shoes than any other. W e also give the price of the materials just as vve obtained them from the D rug store One pint boiled linseed oil, 15 cents ; tvvo ounces beeswax, 4 cents; one ounce of rosin, 4 cents; one ounce oi! of turpentim e,6 cents; — making 29 cents. Tw o ounces, of copal varnish would give, this mixture some lustre, and cost 6 cents.— Cover the soles, seams, and upper leather with u, when well melted together; dry it in by a lire and cover again, until the leather is filled. Y o u r boots will last longer, and the leather will be soft and impervious to water.— [W est­ ern Farm e r and G a rdiner. ________ B e S a v in g . — Be saving—not stingy.— T h e re is a disposition to waste which should be strongly condemned. A mean, miserly wretch, we despise; but a wasting, prodigal, lazy spendthrift, we more than despise. He who will kick aside a nail, because he is too in­ dolent to stoop and pick it up, may see the day when he wili be thankful for a nnil’s worth of bread to eat. W e never knew a prudent, eco­ nomical, saving man to come to want; but we have known scores of individuals, born to wealth, who, bv not looking out for mills and dimes, have died in want and misery.— Port. Bulletin fEf* W e learn by letter from Albany, says the Buffalo Com. Advertiser, that the W h ig members of the Legislature have agreed upon the following gentlemen as their candidates for both commissions, leaving the appointments of V the third man to the Loco Focos. ^ On Practice^ $c .— David Graham , j r . T. C. Peters, 0 * Codification .—-Alvah Worden,*John A. ColireL. ; Col,. Young's Kcsohitioiis. The resolutions of- Col. Young against the farther extension bf Slavery in the U. States and its territo^ ries, which had previously parsed the Senate of this Stale, on Monday the. 1st inst., passed the Assembly also by a triumphant vote of 96 to 9, as follows: AYES—Messrs. Adams, Allaben, Atwater, Baker, Bal- com, Barber, Bars tow, Beckwith, Beers, Bell, Blodgett,, Bloss, Bowdish, Bovden, Brown, Burchartl, Burnell, But- rick, Carpenter, Carpenlier, Caw, Chandler, Chapman,, Crocker, Crosby, Crowley, Curry, Daniels* J. Davis, S. J. Davis, Davison, Dean, Develin, DeW itt, Diven, Earl,, Fuller, Fullerton, Gallup, Gray, T. Green, Gregory, Had­ ley, Hammond, Haring, Heaton, Henderson, Ilowe, Hub- hard, Hunter, Kevser, Lawrence, Leavens, Lee, Maxwell, McDonal, McFarlan, McGonegal, McNamara, McWhor­ ter, Montaiwe, S. Moore, Morgan, Orton, Feck, Pierce, Perkins, Pottle, M. Pratt, W. J l. Pratt, Prindle, Kaplee, Kathbun, Russell, Rutherford, Shaw, Sherman, Shum- way, Sill, Skeele, J. B. Smith, J. lAwrence-Smith, W. S. Smith. Soper, Southard, Speaker, Stewart, Taylor, Tread­ well, Van Valkenbnrgh, Walsh, Watson, Weeden, Wen- m.an, 'Woodruff, Wright—96. NOES—Messrs. Ailing, Candee, Chatfield, Emmans, Fenno, Flanders, Hodgson, iAtndon, N. B. Smith—9. Mr. Crocker, the Member from this Couniy, in ac cordancc with the se n tim e n t o f the people of Broome, and his ow n sen s e of propriety and ju s t i c e , no doubt, voted for the resolutions. This act entitles him tu the additional respect and confidence of his constitu­ ents. On the very day when our Legislature were taking this patriotic action against the plot which is on fool to extend the horrid institution of slavery over pot tions of this Continent where it does now exist, a c o n ­ se r v a tiv e Convention, under the auspicc3of Mr. Birdl; sail, was held in this village ; at which a resolution was adopted, condemning the action of our Legisla- ture on the'1 subject, condemning the vote of Mr. Crocker, and condemning all present interference with the question of slavery whatever. Can it be that this is the sentiment of the Democ racy of Broome County ? Mr..Birdsall says it is— the Binghamton D e m o c r a t s a y s it is — and the A l b a ­ ny Argus will so publish it tn the woild—and the Northern slave papers will take it up and say, that while the State of New York, by the almost unani­ mous voice Of her Legislature, has declared a g a i n s t the farther extension of s l a v o r y , there is stiil one bright spot at the North ; and that is the County of Broome; whose Democracy, through a Convention ofits delegates, on the question of slavery, have sol­ emnly and magnanimously declared themselves on the side of the South. And is this indeed so ? Do the Democracy, or an}’ party, or any respectable number of men in this coun­ ty, occupy such ground as this ? or rather is not the assertion that they do, and its publication to the world by Mr. Birdsall and his clique, a foul libel up­ on the Very name of democracy, and all who profess its just and freedom-loving doctrines in the Couniy of Broome ? We annex the resolution of the so called demo cralic Convention of this County, to which wc have referred ; and which, we arc sorry to undersand, was penned by Mr. D. S. Dickinson, The County will .give just what weight to it it deserves, and no more. Certain it is, that the Convention itself was v very lean affair, irregularly called and irregularly organ­ ized : and we .do not believe that a majority of even the thirty oc forty individuals who are represented to have been present, are in favor of this resolution — Not three days before this Convention was held, Col. Smith, who in the published proceedings in the Detn ocrat, is represented as chairman of the committee which reported the resolution to the meeting, con­ gratulated his neighbors and friends, publicly, on the passage of Col. Young’s Resolutions through the Sen ale, and upon the gallant stand which the great North and West are taking against the farther cx tension of slavery. Such were Mr. Smith’s correct and generous sentiments before the Convention; and such, we are fain to believe, were the real sentiments of many of his associates in the Convention: but they were not accustomed to debate, and we do .not learn that the resolution was opposed. All Mr. Bird- sall’s Conventions, in fact, go by machinery: but little talking is allowed, except from a certain quar­ ter. The following is the rcsplution in question :— Resolved, That while we gre opposed to tlie institu­ tion of slavery, deeming it an incalculable moral and. po­ litical evil, and are especially opposed to its extention over any portion of free territory belonging to the United States.— we believe it to be alike the dictate of prudence and of patriotism as well as of good taste and common decency, to defer providing for the peopling and govern­ ing o£foreign territory, or of erecting institutions there­ in^ until it shall be acquired. W e therefore deprecate all legislation upon the subject a t this time as premature and inappropriate1—as a mischievous abstraction, fo­ menting discord and disunion— delaying the action of Congress upon necessary measures, and producing no practical good— as tending to exhibit us to the world as a rapacious and spoils seeking people, waging a war of conquest with a sister republic and wrangling iu advance over the anticipated fruits of victory. W e regret that this, and all other clap-traps of a kindred character, had not been left to our political opponents to whom they le­ gitimately belong— but by whomsoever introduced, and lor whatever purpose, whether in good faith from some new born zeal upon the subject o/ silvery, Or designed tO revive fallen fortunes by the blending of prostrate ele­ ments, the effect is and must be to embarrass the admin­ istration by vexatious delays and controversies— to paral- ize the arm of government— to divide and weaken our c-ounsels, and to arouse the hopes and strengthen the hands of a common and-lawless enemy. Broome County and Slavery. We beg that the Democracy abroad will take no alarm at the passage of a resolution by a so-called democratic Convention held in this County last week, condemning the recent action of our State Legisla­ ture in instructing our Senators and. requesting our Representatives in Congress to opposo the farther ex­ tension of slavery. This Convention was altogether a select affair : and wholly a conservative movement. Besides, it was irregular in all its phrases : and on the subject of slavery, at any rate, in its proceedings, has belied the prevailing sentiment of the democracy of the County of Broome. By an expert trick, last fall, the conservatives se- cured the County Corresponding Committe*e, which enables them to call conventions as often as they may choose, but does not authorize 'them to turn out of office, one set of delegates, because they do not happen to be altogether of their kidney, and appoint another. Last fall delegates were elected in the sev­ er* ! taw h s'otfbeC b u n iy (d hilif a year, according .to invariable practice; which has bsen adhered to ■p strictly that delegates have been refused their •eats'when towns have departed from it. A large portion of these delegates, including the wholo dele, gallon of the town of Chenango, (in which. Bingham­ ton is ,4’iluated, nine in number,) were what arc termed?i adical democrats. The Convention in ques­ tion. Was called ostensibly to designate and. recom­ mend lo the Canal Board, individuals to fill certain offices on the Canal. In order to get rid of the rad­ ical feature in the County delegation, the conserva­ tive committee issued orders for the election of new delegates on the part of the towns, which orders were embraced in their?call for a Convention. The publication of this call was confined to their own or- gan, a new conservative sheet.established in this vil lage but a few weeks a g o ; and this and all their other acts, indicated *lhat they neither desired nor expected that -the democracy at large, especially the radical democracy, should have anything to do with this movement, flow many of the towns responded and were really represented, we are not informed; but the day for the Convention was shrewdly fixed in Court week, which enabled the managers, when it arrived, to .gather some thirty individuals together, several of whom ’received their commissions on the spot from the managers in person, with due authori­ ty lo represent their towns on the occasion. From the first the real democracy of the County determined to have n o th in g lo do with this anomalous and disor­ ganizing movement. In due time they will make themselves heard on this question of the extension of slavery ; and in a way which will make these con­ servative libellers rccojl. The Clap-lrap Convention. Mr. Birdsall’s Corresponding Committee, through the columns of their organ the Democrat, attempt lo defend themselves against the'charge of having got op a sham Convention last week, with irregular del cgatcs, by referring lo a certain resolution introduced by G. W. Hotchkiss Esq., and adopted, at the Con­ vention held on the 8lh of October last. When the October Convention was held, a new set of delegates had jnst been elected by tbe several Towns, as usual, to serve'for one year. The propo­ sition submitted by Mr. Hotchkiss was as follows, with the exception of the word [hereafter] enclosed in brackets:. . 1. When a town consists of two or more election dis­ tricts, each district shall elect its own delegate or dele­ gates. 2. Reasonable notice shall be given to the electors of the towns and districts of tlie meetings for the election of delegates, and such election shall & made by bollot and not by nomination. 3. Tlie practice of electing delegates to act for a year shall [hereafter] be discontinued. 4. The County Committee shall hereafter be chosen annually a t tlie convention which nominates county offi­ cers. The enquiry was made of the mover, if the propo silion vvas intended to have, an immediate, effect. Mr. II. replied that it was liot competent for lhat Convention to abridge the term of office for which the present delegates had been elected : and that his proposition vvas intended to apply, and could apply, only to future elections of delegates. Hereafter when delegates shmld be elected , he desired that they should be elected in accordance with the prop­ osition he bad submitted. It was suggested that the word hereafter be inser­ ted in the division of the resolution marked 3 ; which was accepted by the mover; and the proposition vvas adopted by the Convention. As amended and adop­ ted, it stands as follows :— “ The practice of electing delegates to act for a year , shall hereafter bs discontinued.” From this it is evident that tho conservative Con. vcntion held in this village last week, wiih new del­ egates, was irregular—that the action of the County Corresponding Committee in turning out tjie old del­ egates and calling for an election of new ones, was unauthorized and disorganizing: and that the pro­ ceedings ofsaid Convention are void. The other point of the Democrat’s argument, that great dissatisfaction was expressed at tho selection of Mr. Birdsall as a candidate for Congress by a Con. vcntion composed of delegates nearly a year old, can make no difference with these conclusions. Thai dissalislaction points to a well known fact in the his­ tory of our local politics, viz., that a large number of respectable democrats have for years contended, lhat, whenever important political action, vvas to be bad, new delegates should be elected fresh from the people. But this Mr. Birdsall and his associates have opposed—they even carried the question before a Corivention of the County— and obiained a decision in their favor. Mr. Birdsall and his Committee can­ not complain, if by that decision, the democracy of thejCounly now expect them to abide. Monroe County. The democracy of the County of Monroe, like the democracy bf the County of Broome, by a clap trap movement of the conservatives have been made fo declare themselves opposed to all action to arrest the spread of slavery. Tlie trick was achieved in Ihe following manner. A convention of one hun­ dred and thirty members vvas held at Rochester. After all the delegates but twenty-eight had retired, the resolutions in support of slavery wore introduced by the hunker office holders who had remained for lhat purpose and passed by a vote of 24 to 4. A cir-_ cular has since been issued, signed by six hundred democrats of Rochester, calling a meeting, in the name of the democratic masses, to repudiate these resolutions. N e g r o e s f o r S a l e . I IIAVE again returned to this market with 18 or 20 likely Negroes. I have located on the corner of Main and Adams su-eet. I have plough boys, men, women and girls, and some very fancy ones. I intend to keep a con­ stant supply through the season, alfcl will not be undersold by any in market. My motto is “ the swift penny; the slow- shilling ” I never get. I will also pay the highest cash price for young negroes. Nov 21 . W. H. BOLTON. 1 0 0 64A N o . 1 ” N e g r o e s . I HAVE on hand One Hundred Negroes, Men, women, Boys and Girls, at my Depot in Gaine’s brick building, immediately back of Howard’s Row, between the Gayoso and Herron house. I have judicious men purchasing in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Middle Tennessee, and will keep constantly on hand a large number. Persons wishing to purchase would do vyell not to trade without first calling to see my stock. Memphis, Nov. 20-3m . J. S. CURTIS. The above will give the readers of the Courier, an idea of the business which may be carried on, upon the soil of Mexico, now unpolluted by the curec of Slavery, if the glorious Resolutions of Preston King, are smothered by the Slaveholders of the South, as­ sisted by a few dough faces ” If the North, with an unbroken front, will but stand fast upon the position assumed by Mr. King, there will be no wretches in this beautiful country, dealing in “ women and girls,\ selling thcin, as we sell horses — keeping a supply ot “ fancy o n e s and employing “ judicious men,\ to make purchases. — From the perpetration and extension of such practi­ ces, may G od save our Country. Congress. > The bill to raise ten regiments of regulars has at last past both Houses, and is in the hands o fa com mittec of conference to dispose of certain amendments on which the Senate and House do not agree. In answer to a call of the House, tbe Secretary of the Treasury reports that the sum of $2,500,000 may be added to the revenue, by an increase of duties on coal, iron, cloths-costing over $4, per yard, red and white lead, refined sugars, &,c. &c. A resolution of thanks to Gen Taylor for his gaMant conduct of the war, has passed both Houses. The §3,000,000 bill is still in debate and unacted on. W e call the-attention of- our'citizens to the following article and subjoined call, in aid of the fani idling poor of ’Ireland. Nothing that we could say would add to the solemnity- and reality qf the fact, that thousands of oor fellow .beings ia that country, are dying of starvation.„ The little that Binghamton ‘may do to relieve this destitution, tnay be of incal culablc benefit to the perishing men, women and children of that stricken land.. - . T o T h e P u b lic. The undersigned beg to call the attention of tlie ladies and gentlemen of Binghamton and its vicinity to the de­ plorable picture of the suffering people of Ireland, given by the Misses Cox and other ladies of Dunmamvay, coun­ ty of Cork. - < Not doubting but American sympathy will.he, extended to\tlsat portion of the human family, which llie Almighty in- his wisdom, has so severely tried, with the same liberal spirit that- dictated relief to the'Poles, and other nations, we have consented to aet.as treasurers to a R e l i e f P a r t y , on Tuesday evening next, at Mr. W h i t e ’ s ; whose house, from its size is, well suited, to the occasion.. All. are invi­ ted to attend, who are disposed to aid in this essen­ tial Charity. Company are expected at Six o’clock. It is unnecessary to add that cash alone Fan be applied to this object. M r s . D r . A n d r e w s , M rs . S. H. Cox*, M r s . D. S. D ic k in s o n , M rs ; D r . E l d r id g e , M rs . J ohn C l a i t , M r s . V in c e n t W iiit n e y ., M rs . H a m ilto n C o l l i e r , M rs , A - M organ , M rs . C h a r l e s E l d r id g e , M r s , H. L e w i s . From the Philadelphia U. S. Gazette. T h e C a l a m i t y i n I r e l a n d . It is well knosvn to the public, lhat the soci ety of Friends, in this city, fell culled on to im­ part towards, lhe comfort of the suffering people, a portion of their means ; and the contribution lhat was so silently, yet charactet istically begun is continued wiih the earnestness o f true charity, so that we understand unwards of seven ihou sand dollars have already been forwarded by the committee of Friends, in money, and in ea­ tables, and the w o r k 's going on. Excellent people,.old aud young, of W ashinglon county (Pa ) have already sent to us, through 0 . M. Read, Esq., of Washington borough, §550, which, wiih §21 received from other quaiteYs, we have paid over to Joseph Patterson, Esq., President of the Western Bank, w h o js the treasurer of another collecting committee. But what are these sums among, so many ? Mis­ ery,-w a n t, starvation, are staring in the face of thousands; yet every little helps, and a single peck of Indian mea! may help a family over its week of special misery, nnd enable it to survive the terrible scourge that is abroad; and those who contribute may sit down in the consola­ tion that “the blessings of those who were ready Jo perish will come upon them.” On this subject, we present to our readers the following letter, wriiten among the scenes which it describes, by a lady, who, though a native of the place from which she writes, w as once for some time a?resident in Pennsylvania. She ad dresses a ‘ F riend,” though not, as we infer, a member of that society herself : “ T h e M a n o r H o u s e , D u n m a n w a y . > C o u n iy C o r k , D e c . 29, 1846. $ - “At the moment of my writing, the dead and the dying are around us, and un less the Lord in mercy stay his hand, this country will be one wide charnel house. All local means are inef ficient. All the resident gentry (for many have, fled from the horrors they could not relieve) are straining every nerve to keep alive their fam­ ishing neighbors. My sister and I who are now sole residents of D mqnor, buy Indian rneal at tho enormous price.of eighteen pounds per ton in Cork, and sell if out at our own kitch­ en, at a reduced pi ice to our starving neighbors, and give il to those who cannot buy : but our means are too narrow to permit us to continue this much longer. Ob my dear friend, in your blessed land of plenty, you cannot conceive our m i s e r y ! P e o p l e a r e dying by hundreds ; in the next parish to ours the dead a re without coffins. The prospect before us is fearful. An unusally early and severe frost set in ; clothing, bed clothes, all pawned for food, and the suffering of cold added to hunger. T h e pig, (the Irish cotter’s wealth.) the fowls by which many lived, gone, starved, and in many cases drowned by the owners when they could feed them no more. Oh, if you saw the sight I saw yesterday; above two hundied men, tattered, looking more like skeletons than human beings, with despair on every feature, toiling on a road they were ma­ king, and-not one probably having lasicd food since the day before, and in the mountain wilds, the women and children perishing by hundreds. A man’s day’s hire will hardly earn, what keeps himself alive, and though an Irishman would give his last morsel to his child, yet he must keep it himself, for if he perishes, his family must perish with him.” From the same feeling writer .comes the fol­ lowing ‘Address to the Ladies of America.’— The author knows to whom she was address­ ing herself and her plea : •‘Address to tho Ladies o f America.” “T h e christiaii Ladies of America are earn­ estly called upon hy their Irish sisters to assist them in saving alive, in famine and its abundant pestilential diseases, tbe utterly destitute men women and children of God smitten-Treland [n former times it was said in Ireland that the best potatoe io the bowl was for the widow, the fatherless and the houseless wanderer; and for the hungry the Irish cotter was ever ready to share his last. But now there is not one to divide the dailv morsel— if he has. such is con sumed at once, and he has nothing left to save the starving neighbors from dying at his door. “Oh, that our American sisters could see the laborers on our roads, able-bodied men, scarcely clad, famishing with hunger, with despair in their once, cheeriul faces.— Staggering at their work, yet striving to earn the meal which is to keep life in them to earn another— too proba­ bly have tasted no food since the day before. Oh that they could see, on the post mortem examination of hundreds who have died of hunger on the roads, where they work aimo.-t to th e last grasp, that not a particle of food is found in their stomachs! Oh, that they could see the fever and famine-stricken family huddled together on their bundle of damp stravv with one or more corpses among them, which the survivers ha?e not strength to drag from beside them ! “Ob that they could see the dead father, moth er or child lying coffinless, and hear the screams of the survivors around them, caused, not by sorrow, b u tiffthea|;onyof hunger— they,whose hands and hearts are, ever - open to compassion, would unite in one mighty effort to save Ireland from such misery ! Ifyou, dear ladv, into whose hands this may fall, would collect among friend. and neighbors sums, however small, such aid will save many lives in the country which the Lord in righteous judgment has so severely stricken, and cause the blessings of them who are ready to perish, to return upon the heads of the donros. T h e enormous price of Indian Meal Provisions of every sort puts it beyond the reach of the Poor to buy, and those who would give to them, from the same cause have it not in their power. “Fever and other deadly diseases have fol­ lowed in the train of Fam ine, and, unless some extraordinary aid can be obtained, Ireland must soon become one vast Lazarhouse of the dying and the dead. D unmamoay, County of Cork, Ireland, Dec. To theEditbr 6f the Bitighamtbh Coifrier; I am indebted lo the kindness of a friend for a copy of the “ Binghamton Democrat,” containing the fol lowing extraordinary article, so characteristic of ils author: “ We aver that he (Doctor Davis) called on thamember\ from Tioga, in Albany, and urged bim with zeal and ar­ dor td vote against D. S. Dickinson for the U. S' Senate., We have the authority qf tlie member himself, for this as­ sertion, and llie Doctor dare iiot look him in the face, and deny it \—Owego Advertiser. ' - ' Mr.. W h i t m o r e : The above string of assertions ap­ peared in the Owego Advertiser some two weeks since, and were last week copied, with some brief comments, into tbe Republican of this village. The quotation con­ tains three distinct assertions: 1st. That I “ called on the member from Tioga, fG. O. Chase,) in Albany:” 2d, That I “ urged him with zeal and ardor to vote against Hon. D. S. Dickinson to the U. S. Senate;” and 3d, That I “ dare not look him (G. O. Chase) in the face, and deny it.” Now, I do ssiy, in the face of the member from Tio­ ga, and th a t of the Editor of the Advertiser1 too, that each and every one of these assertions are outright, wilfril lies. I never had the honor of calling on but one member 6f-Assembly in Albany, and that was Cyrus Johnson, of Broome. The nearesrl ever came to making G. O. Chase a call, was when I accidentally met him in the bar-room of tlie Stanwix Hall, last. February, and gave him some papers concerning the division of the town of Chenango. When tlie Advertiser man hatches another string of false- .oods,' I advise him to get some one else to father them be­ side the man who is at one and the same time a “ Radical Democrat and perfectly “ sound on all the great whig measures.'* - N. S. DAVIS. Jan. 4. 1847. During the last Election Campaign* while canvas­ sing this Congressionul District, 1 t o o k occasion to remark in the presence of friends, on more than one occasion, that the defamatory article which appeared in the above named paper* touching my position as a candidate, could not be regarded as necessary to sus­ tain the Editor’s character for consistency, as lhat gentleman, daring the winter of 1845, would have prostrated Daniel S. Dickinson, while his name was before tpe Legislature as a candidate for U. S. Sena­ tor* had the vigor of the Doctor’s bow, been equal to the venom of his shaft, I now reiterate the statement made by me, that, during the Session of 1845, a stranger calling himself Doctor Davis* met me at my Hotel in Albany, more than once , before or after the Democratic Legislative Caucus, and urged with much zeal and feeling, strong reasons in ta.vor of disregarding the nomination of Mr. Dickinson— reasons, which seriously involved his (Mr. D’s.) integrity as a Democrat—his position during the trying period of Mr, Van Buren’s admin­ istration—his controversy with Colv. Young— his a- gency in the juggle a t the Baltimore Convention, were condemned in the strongest terms by Doctor Davis. In short he said, Mr. Dickinson’s shameless tergiversation had been such, that the Democratic Members of the Legislature, were absolved from all obligation to support him. In defence of my position I replied, that whatever my personal predilection may have been, I felt bound to carry out the wishes of the Democracy of my County, as expressed by the Con­ vention that placed me in nomination, and by in slruclions, formally given by a Convention that had been held there since I left home. This- is a faithful expose of the conversation which passed between Doctor Davis and myself at the time and place above named. If the Doctor’s position is such now, that he must flatter the vanity and foibles of men in power, for fear of tbeir displeasure, and sacrafice bis own manhood and self respect, in order to secure the good opinion and favor of others, I cer tainly envy him not. G. O. CHAGE. - O r F r a u d ' o n t h e B a l l o t - B o x ! < G r a n d J u r y a h o y ! 1, 27 Radicals polled 170 voles at Town Meeting. “ Claws Out.” Town Meetings. Chenango. —The result of the Town Meeting in this town, yesterday, was the election of tbe entire whig ticket, as usual, by a majority of about 150. The majority for E. H. Prince, Supervisor, is 135. A portion of the Radical Democrats of this Town, who are determined to act no longer under the die talion of Mr. Birdsall, and to have nothing to do with old-hunkerism in any form, voted a separate ticket which received about 165 votes. The vote for judge Seymour, radical candidate for Justice, was about 300. Windsor and Conklin arc reported whig. Mexico. * There have been several arrivals from the seat of war since our last, but the additional intelligence is not. important. Col. May’s loss in- the mountain pass, is slated at 12 or 14 men, . . . It is now affirmed that the Mexican Congress at tho latest dates had not acted at all on. bur proposi tion for peace. The various rumors of attacks by the Mexicans spn our forces, have as yet turned out to be nothing but rumors. \ Some 8 or 9000 of the Mexican forces stationed at San Luis are known to have left that place, il is supposed for Tula, The greatest activity prevails in the Gulf, in the transportation of men and munitions as is said, for an attack on Vera Qruz. The revolution in Yucatan is still in progress. Our squadron have taken possession of the island of Carmen. A Commissioner from Yucatan is on his way to the U. States, to negotiate a separate treaty. ILJ?” The rains of last week produced a heavy freshet in our rivers, by which some damage was done. Many of the residents near the Susquehanna were driven from I heir houses ; and for a lime both Bridges were considered in imminent danger. The anchor ice accumulated on a little island or bar, a- bout half a mile below the junction of our two rivers, forming a dam ; which greatly increased the rise of water, and caused an immenseaccumulation of blocks and masses of ice, which were piled on the flats and driven backward with great force against the Bridg. es. Some five or six solid timbers were cut from the piers of the Chenango Bridge by the backward pres sure of the ice. At present the waters are gradually subsiding, and the danger is probably over. I d 3 The Supervisors of this County last Friday fixed the salary of Judge and Surrogate for the Coun­ ty a t §800. Rangers luring £L^=,The difficulty with Brazil has been amicably adjusted betweeii Mr. Buchanan and the Brazil ian minister ai Washinglon, Mr. Lisboa, lo the sat is f a c l i o n o f b o t h g o v e r n m e n t s , 28, 1846. M a r t h a D. C ox , K a t h a r i n e A Cox, A n n a M a r ia G a l b r a it h , I sabella S u l iv a n , E llen J agoe . C O N S T A N T EXERCISE.— W h e u constant exercise cannot be vsed, from any cause, the- occasional use of opening medicine , such- as Brandreitfs Universal Vegitable Pills, is absolutely required Thus the conduits ol the blood , the fountain ol life, are kept free from those impuri­ ties which, would prevent ils steady current minis­ tering health. Thus morbid humors are prevent­ ed from becoming mixed with it.. It is nature which is thus assisted through the -means and out­ lets w h ich she has provided for herself. Daily use o f these Pills will never be injurious, because the longer they are used the less is requ tred to pro­ duce an operation. They are the only medicine known which possess this quality. Reference can be given to some of our most respectable citizens, whom they have cured o f ccnstitutional costiveness. The following are duly appointed agents for the sale of the Brandreth Pills in Broome county, each one having a new certificate' of agency from Dr Brandreth :— J . R. Orton, Binghamton; Whitmore & Dusenbury, Windsor; Canfield & Steele, Union; William Lincoln, Maine; Holmes & Welch, Upper Lisle; Meloy & Keeler, Chenango Forks. II ' -• T h e jm ifcof M r s . ,G e n .-G a ines, in w h ich shp nh- tained a. verdict .of $17,000,000 i n the dfolrict 5 L o u isian a , is s h p rtly to c o m e before the Stm rem p C o u rt o f the U n ited S ta tes, on an appeal. . L y e ll, ithe geologist, asserts that th e r e is m o re cdal in the single S tate of Illin o is, th a n in all E u rope. I A new pin making machine has been invented recently^ w h ich, iv c e iv e s w ires by thousands at one end, and throw s ' b u t pins by hundreds o f thou­ sands at the other papering them as they appear. P e ter C Brooks, o f N e w England, is said to be worth $6,000,000; J . P. C u shing $2,000,000; Abbot Law rence $2,000,000; Amos, a t $1,500,000: and W illia m ,a t $ 1 , 0 0 0 ,0 0 0 7 T . H . Perkins $1,500,000 Daniel Sears $1,500*000; the three A p p letons$I,- 5(X);000 each ; Jonathan Fhilips, R .G - Shaw , a n d W m . Sturgis the same sum. Tw enty two m illioir of d o llars owned by 13 m en. r ■ _ T h e steam er Convoy, on h e r recent trip up from N e w O rleanshad a decklo«id of German em igrants and between the Crescent City and the mouth o f th e Ohio there were eleven births on board. The pas­ sengers must have said, “ Good Lord,'deliver u s.” M o s t H o r r i b l e and E x t r a o r d i n a r y Case.—W e learn that one ol the workm en on the Central R a il­ road, between here and M o n tpelier, was k illed last week in the following distressing m a n n e r. A rock that they were blasting, nofgoing off readily one of the hands w e n t on to, ihe rock, supposing the m atch had gone out; but while on the rock the charge went off, producing a seam sufficiently large to take in his legs and a part of his body.— T h e seam then*partly .closed up, confining him closely. A fier using every means in tlieir p o w er to extricate him , with no hope o f success, a con­ sultation (ffphysicians was called, and atfiis ear­ nest solicitation a blood vessel was opened, by w h ich arfen d w as put to his sufferings.—fBurlinar- on ( V t .) L iberty G a z . [A lioax.] R e g u latin g t h e R e g u lato rs.— T h e IlU n o isS e n a ta has: p a ssed a b i l l authorising a special term ot the- circu it court in M a s s a c county, the scene o f th e recent operations of the R e g u lators, for the trial of persons c h a rged w ith crim e s ; also au th o risin g the G o v e rnor to send an arm e d force for the pro­ tection of the co u r t,io r the E x p enses o f w h ich, $10 - 000 a r e a p p ropriated by the bill. ’ F u tu r e S c a r c ity in England.—T h e London T im e s says lhat next year the' famine will be worse than it is now. “ H ard F e e d !—sA girl is wanted’ says the North­ ampton Dem o crat, in Boston to feed on a n Adams power press.” ' B uffalo .— T h e census of Buffalo, which has just been taken, shows the population of that city at this season of the year is 30,000. In the sum ­ mer season the n u m b er is pribably m u ch larger. T h e cost per m ile of English railroads is said to h ave been $160,750—ol A m e rican, $43,650. C o l t ’s R e v o lving P i s t o l s . —T h e thousand re ­ volving pistols w h ich have been authorised Jjf the G o v e rnm e n t for C a p t W a lk e r ’s T e x a s C a v a lr y , are now being m a n u factured at W h itn e y v ille, in this tow n . M r. C o lt says that W a lk e r understands their use to a d m ira tio n ; and at M o n terey thev w e re used w ith w o n d e rful effect by the T e x a n rs. T h e G e rm a n w h o had been m a n a fac- _ the a n i e l e for M r. C o lt, in N e w Y o rk re- c e n ll / slipped off to M e x ico, w ith his toots, ’f i e form e rly lived there.—[N e w H a v e n R e g . • B rotherly L ove .— Last Tuesday, at Petersburg, V irginia, a gentleman.stepped into B a rt’s H o tel.— He was dying of consumption, aud a stranger in the place. T h e Odd-Fellows ibund him out, for he vvas a brother, and they stayed by his bedside until the next m o rning, when lie died. H is name was Stephen Kane, o f Eureka Lodge, No. 1 77 J. O. of O. F ., of this. State. T h e Odd-Fellows raised $200 tq forward his body to his friends. A w riter in the W o rcester Spy, gives a s t h e r e - sull oi his observation, the com m ission o f 202 sui­ cides during the last y e a r ; —151 m ales, 51 fem ales, O f this num b e r, 38 w a s by cu llin g the throat, 51 banging, 29 shooting, 25 drow n ing, 22 poison, 10 ju m p in g from a height, 6 stabbing, 6 under ra i l ­ road cars, 16 unk n o w n ; O f thit num b e r 59 w e re insane, 15 d runk, 18 rem o rse a n d despair. American W o m e n a t M e x ico.— W h e n General W o r th w a s en terin g Saltillo, fo u r young wom en in the d ress oi o u r country w e re discovered on th e side o f th e road. C u riosity having been excited in the colum n as to w h o they'w e re,—It w as ascertain­ ed they w e re natives o f N e w Jersey, a n d had come to that far off place to assum e the direction of the fem ale operatives of a cotton and woolen far lory in the vicinity. Before the colum n had passed by jr is said, they asked to hear the national air. Y a n I kee Doodle. G uardian A ngels .— A n u n k n o w n m a n w a s found at m idnight, dead drunk, am o n g som e casks on ihe pier foot o f P e c k Slip, and ly in g upon his body were three little g i r l s .. T h e children had found th e ir f a th e r in thi.s sad plight, a n d instead o f l e a v - ing him to his fate, w e re w a tching over h im , weep­ ing as i f th e ir little hearts w e re broken, and s h iver­ ing under the influence ol the cold*night w ind. __ W h e n the mo.ihcrless children were discovered the youngest was in a deep sleep, with its.soft pale cheek lying on the bloated breasi ofits father. — [N . Y. Express. ’ A piano has b e m mad ? in London for the use of T o m 'T h u m b , on a scale suited to the capabilities of the dim inutive hero. T h e Buffalo C o u rier very properh rem a rks, ilia: a c o n stant r e a d e r and adm irer o f the N . Y. T r i b ­ une for a tw e lve m o n th, wmiid bocom e s i thorough­ ly un-A m e ricanized, and so alien in all his feel­ ings and sym p a thies, that it w o u ld be necessary for him to lake out naturalization papers, in order to exercise the right of suffrage. Im p rom p tu on a “ preity” ‘w o m an w ith an ugly tem p e r, who desired th e author to draw her pic­ tu r e : - A mind of perverseness, a bosom of snow, A face w h e re the ro>es in petulance blow, A sm ile that’s a m a s k to a very bad h e a r t, A form less indebted to n a ture than a r t ; Som e virtue retained, by obloquy c ross’d, . A m o rning in M ay, cover’d o v e r with frost. . How the ,'1'ailor treaded his Customers. T h e f lerce A m p u d ia tore his clothes In boldly scam p ering from liis l'oes. A n d s w o re the Y a n k e e Taylor should B e bound to m a k e the tatlers good. Old Z a c k despatched a flag to say H e ’d mend them all another day, O r, i f that didn’t m eet his view,* W c uld even dress him o’er anew. A n d 'w e ll the T a y lor kept his word, F o r if, half-dessed, at Palo Alt T h e chief ran off—vvas Zack in 130117 H e merely baited him that day, A n d sewed him up at M o n terey. Yankee Doodle. T h e Society of Friends: in England and Ireland have by voluntary contributions raised the noble sum ot‘L.22,000 for th e relief of th e starv in g Irish, and have sent several of th e ir own m em b ers to superintend the distribution. T h e y are still go­ ing on w ith collections, and w ill probably increase the sum very m u ch. Six prisoners effected th e ir escape from the A l- banyjail, on T u e s d a y nig h t last. T h e y w e re all charged with State P riso n offences. T h e S h e riff has offered $50 rew a rd for tks apprehensions of each prisoner. M elancholy .—T h e o n ly d a u g h ter of M r. Calvin A ldridge of Fort H e rkim e r (Germ an Flats) was killed on the 8th inst., by falling on the ice where she was a t play. She was 14 y ears o f age. T h e proposition of M r. C illey, in the S e n a teand S c h e n c k in the H o u s e , directing the P resident to w ithdraw o u r a r m y from M exico, w e re defeat- d o n W e d n e s d a y , 44 to 1 in tbe Senate, and 150 to 28 i n the H o u s e . T h e loan bill passed both Houses: O c c u p a tions o f t h e M em b ers o f Assem b ly. — In the present House of Assembly there are 51 Far­ mers, 25 Law y ers, 13 M erchants, 9 Doctors, 8 M e­ chanics, 5 Manufacturer®, 2 T a ilors, 2 Tanners, 2 Carpenters, 1 Drover, 1 Haller, 1 Produce Deafer,. 1 Steamboat Captain, 1 Lithographer, 1 Civil En­ gineer, and 5 whose occupation is not giveu. A prize fight for $1000, between the notorious C h ris L illy, of M ’Coymemory, seconded by Coun­ try M cClusky and Joe W inrow ; and H a rris Bur- e hel, o f L ondon, Seconded by Yankee S ullivan a n d T o m O’Donnel, is said to fibre c<ua® , Harce Course. atN a fche2^.pr£T/i(X&S iD^tv Burch ell gave, in at the STth bat intends To whom it may concern. All persons being af­ flicted with. Consumption, or Coughs, or any impure ease ofthe blood , w o u l d find it to their interest to, reed ihe udverusement in another column of this pap/y^. beaded, CONSUMPTION. to fight it over. T he S ugar P rkting PsESs —T h e Ithaca Chionr- iele states that the authol el the taastgiveen at the Printers* Festival’* to vliich was awarccd tlie gar Printing P w J * Miss Caroline Andrus, daughter of William- A s d i ^ E s ^ .,. o f that vnUage. The Hibernia brought one kimrtred thousand letters^ Tbs> Volunteer biff.—T h e Senate have returned the bill irom the H ouse, appropriating $10009* aid olthe. New Y o rk Voluutcers, with ayespeci*. ful message, declaring thatthey conceive it tf. re-_ quire a vote o f two-thirds. i A lbert Jackson Tirrelljfo-E- the crime of adultery, has been sentenced to. ihe- Massachusetts. State .Prison for thq term ol tlf^e yeais^

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