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THE lIIMINGDON GLOBE, A DEMOCRATIC FAMILY JOURNAL, DEVOTED TO LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, &C. TH Circulation—the largest in the county MTIMIPADOEL RA. Vfredfiday, ebruary 11, 1857. ro Delinquents !---Pay up All those indebted for the Globe, adver tising and job work, are requested to settle their accounts at the earliest moment conve nient—at least between this time and the first day of April, 1857. This notice is particu larly intended for those whose . accounts have been standing for two years and upwards.— There are few, if any of these, who could not pay their accounts at a moment's notice, with out any difficulty; and we hope they will not wait for another asking. We, as a general thing, arc not in- -the habit of dunning, but justice to others requires this to be done.— We pay cash regaarly to our operators, as Well as for type, paper, ink, and so on, and cannot recognize as friends, those persons who are so negligent as to leave their accounts run for several years, when they are abun dantly able to pay. We like to do business in a business - way, and hope - to be seconded by our friends. Money Registered, can be sent by mail at our risk. NEW BOOKS.—We invite attention to the advertisements of Geo. Bcrgstresser, in an other colnwin. The books are of a very val uable character. DEATH OF Mn. GADD.—John. Gadd, Esq., Supervisor of the Eastern Division Pennsyl vania Canal, died at his late residence in Johnstown, on Friday last. PEN 'A LEGISLATURE.—Nothing of interest to the local reader has been before either House. A bill has been reported for the sale of the public works. It may pass after be ing amended. There is room for reform. The freshets on the Susquehanna and other rivers, have occasioned a great destruc tion of property. The destruction has also been general in. the State of New York. THE "PC.nLIC WORKS.—The Public Works have been greatly injured by the late rise in the Juniata river. The " Farm Journal," published by Samuel Emlen & Co., Philadelphia, for Feb ruary, is upon our table. It is an excellent number. We are surprised that this work is not more generally patronized by our farmers. Er At the municipal election held in Lan caster City, on last Tuesday, Mr. Znim.sa MAN, Democrat, was elected Mayor by forty-two majority over the combined vote of his four competitors. Thomas A. Maguire, of Cambria, recently Clerk to the Supreme Court of Kan sas, has returned from that Territory, and expresses his intention of remaining in Penn sylvania. He gives rather a hard account of Kansas, and of the way people have to live there. Judge Cunningham, he states, intends also to return to Pennsylvania. Gov. JOHN - BIGLER.—The Harrisburg _Key stone of the 4th inst., says :—"After doing yeoman's service in his native State, where he happened to be on a visit, during the last Presidential campaign, this distinguished Democrat returned to the State of his adop tion, where he was received with such evi: deuce of earnest attachment and high per sonal regard as show the utter groundlessness of the rumors that were circulated here, prejll - to his standing in California. By the papers from that State, we are gratified to observe, that his reception was most cordial and enthusiastic. A steamer was especially dispatched from Sacramento, the place of his residence, to San Francisco, crowded with personal friends to conduct him to his home. Multitudes assembled at the wharf to greet him, headed by the Mayor of the city: Ad dresses were - delivered, a, public entertain ment given, and every demonstration made, showing him to be a popular favorite whose return occasioned general gladness." Itie - Rev. W. S. 11. Keys, late editor of the' Tyrone Era, has been tried and convicted by the Blair County Court of tis.. - sanit kind bat tery upon a young girl at Tyrone, and sen tenced to three months confinement in the county prison. He was also indicted for an attempt to commit rape, but the jury return ed a verdict of not guilty. It was but a year ago that he made himself notorious by his slanderous charges against clergymen not only of his own but of other denominations, but, we presume, he can now indulge in a little sympathy for the frailties of poor hu man nature. He is an object of pity. By the way, is it not a remarkable fact that all these "Angel Gabriel's" turn out to be the worst characters. The Monk Leahy is now expiating the crime of murder in a western penitentiary—the " Angel Gabriel," Sr., died in prison while atoning for his crimes —the imprisonments of Barker 8; Co., and the universal reprobation in which they are held, all denote something. The " Juniors" have " illustrious predecessors" in whose footsteps to follow. Let them take warning. DS—Lon—Between Mr. Maguire's and the old Juniata bride, a black Victorine, lined withrhlack silk. The finder will please leave the same at this office. Se—We call the attention .of our readers to the. new advertieements in to-day's GLOBt. VP - The following is the letter of Mr. Bu chanan upon the Senator question : WHEATLAND, Jan. 7, 1867. MY DEAR Six:—Although I have always refrained from interfering in the choice -of Senators by the Legislature, yet the highly confidential relations which a Pennsylvania President ought to sustain toward a Pennsyl vania Senator, at the present moment, In duces me to say a few words to you, as a val ued friend, on the pending Senatorial elec tion. I learn that doubts have been expressed as to my preference among the candidates, and although my opinion may be entitled, to little weight, I do not desire to be placed in anicquivocal position on this or any other subi ect. When asked, I have always said that I preferred Col. Forney, and I should esteem it a friendly act towards myself for any per son, in or out of the Legislature, to support him. At the same time, I desire to express my warm personal and political regard for Messrs. Robbins, Foster, Buckalew and Wright. - From the course pursued by Mr. Brod head, for some years past, confidential rela tions between him and myself have ceased. I have thus presented to you my views, so that if you should deem it necessary, you may speak my sentiments to such persons as may consider them of any value. From your friend, very respectfully. JAMES BUCHANAN. HENRY S. MOTT, EsQ. The Duties of Postmasters We publish the annexed decisions Of the Postmaster General, for the benefit of whom it may concern. The Postmaster General says: "It is no part of the duty of a Postmaster to receive and deliver to subscribers any other newspapers than those which come in the mail, or to put the address on newspapers sent to clubs, or to deliver them from a fur nished list; nor should he do either, even through courtesy, unless it may be done with out interfering with the legitimate affairs of his office." "It is not the duty of the Postmaster to place Postage Stamps upon circulars and other transient printed matter deposited for mailing in his office. This must be done by the sender. " With regard to your second inquiry, I have to state, that in directing Postmasters to see that the provision of the law is carried out, - which gives them the power to require them "to place Postage Stamps upon pre-paid pet ters upon which such stamps may not have been placed by the writers," it was neither the intention nor expectation of. the Post master General that it would throw upon Postmasters the labor of affixing Stamps to letters, where the writers might, without in eonvenier have done it for themselves. The main thing is for the Postmasters to keep themselves supplied with Stamps, that all persons having occasion to use, may readily obtain them." A Warning to Everybody We intend to begin now a war of extermi nation against a set of scoundrels living in this city and in Albany, N. Y., who have been defrauding the country people out of their money for some time past. They have with the aid of a certain amount of money got their advertisements into the newspapers all over the country, or some of them publish a so-called newspaper, not larger than a sheet of common writing paper, and fill it with the vilest trash that ever went before a civilized world, and sell obscene and vulgar books that• go out among the young of both sexes with about as good an effect as old Nick himself would have on the world if turned loose upon us without a God to pro tect us from his satanic clutches. Those men, calling themselves doctors, advertise remedies for Drunkenness for $2, Aromatic -Ether for $3, Secret of increasing vegetables for $2, Magic Compass that will find gold where it never was, is, or can be, for $5; Se cret of making old Horses and Cattle that are poor and. as thin as a rail, young again and as fat as butter, for $2; Medicated Magic Ring, to make any body to love you, for $3 ; secret of making ugly and old people young and handsome, for $3 ; secret of mak ing one's self invisible, and in the mean time do any thing you please, and still no one can see you, for S 3 ; Philosopher's Secret, or how to make gold out of lead, brass, or copper, for $1 00, and numerous other doings of like character. The sensible part of the community may ask if they can possibly sell such things? We tell you, yes, they have made fortunes by it, and are going on yet unmolested, swindling the poor country people out of thousands and tens of thousands. One glance at everything they advertise should convince the most illiterate, that these men were only swindlers, for what they pretend to do is op posed to every law of natural philosophy, and at once repugnant to common sense. Still, these papers fall into the hands of the young, who know not the rascality abroad in the world, and such is their desire to obtain the secrets advertised by those men in Albany and this city, that if they cannot get the money to. purchase them fairly, they would filch it from their parents. Still fur ther, by selling such obscene books, they in flame the imagination of the young till they become libertines in the one case, or fall an easy prey to the seducer in the other I Oh 1 friends, will you take warning? Pa rents, it may be your own dear children that are now being led on to ruin; look into the matter at once. These men are not Doctors —never would a true medical man who, to such acts of villainy-4hey are men un willing to earn an honest living by their former business, let it have been what it may, have sought to make money by this dis graceful outrage on society.—/V. Y. Penny Gazette. A TO-IST.-At a Democratic celebration at Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the following toast was read: The Fremont party was christened by three thousand clergymen, educated by Charles Sumner, and clothed by bleeding Kansas ; but was arrested by Illinois for treason, tried before Chief Justice Union Indiana. on the bench, found guilty by New Jersey, hung by Pennsylvania between two black republicans New York and. Ohio, and finally sent to the place of mourning and "solemn silence". by California. XM-.A church for the deaf and dumb is about to be opened in New York—the first institution of the kind in this country where divine worship will he conducted by signs. The New York .111urdr. Between the hours of five o'clock on the evening of Friday the 30th, and eight o'clock on Saturday morning, the 31st of January, a foul murder was committed at the house 31 Bond street, New York, occupied by a woman named Cunningham, as a boarding house.—:- The family consisted of the woman Cunning ham, two adult daughters, Helen and Augus ta, two minor sons, John J. Eckel, a dealer in hides and tallow, and George V. Snod grass, a clerk in a hardware store, boarders, and Hannah Carlin, a servant. Dr. Harvey Burden, a dentist ; and a man of considera ble wealth ; was the owner of the house, and occupied a room in it on the second floor as an office, with abed-room attached to it, front ing on Bond street: He'took his meals at the Lafarge House, and, after leaving his office about four o'clock on Friday afternoon, prob ably to dine, was not again seen by any per son, according to the evidence taken up to this time, until he was discovered lying dead in a pool of blood, on the floor of his office, by the boy who made his fires,. about eight o'clock on Saturday morning. No person saw him return home, no per son heard him go into his office, none of the members of the family whose evidence has been taken, heard any noise in the house during the night, and yet he was found dead in his office in the morning, with marks showino.'''' that he had been partly strangled, and sixteen wounds in his arms, neck and body, made with a knife or dirk. There were evidences of a struggle, too, for marks of blood appeared in different places.on the floor and wall, some distance from where the body was lying, and one of his hands was cut, probably in warding off a blow. Still, so quietly was all this bloody work done that not a soul in the house heard the slight est noise: Hon. Daniel Ullman, who slept there that night, and who testifies that his slumbers are generally so light that he be lieves a very slight noise, for instance, the laying of a hand on the handle of his door, would wake him, heard nothing, and was only aroused by the cries of the women in the' morning,- after the murder was discover ed. - - One -witness, Mr. Brooks, who resides op posite, testifies that as he was going to bed, about half past ten or a quarter to eleven o'- clock, on Friday night, he heard a cry of murder. The first syllable (mur-) he says was distinct,-the last syllable (der) in a gut tural tone, like forced speaking. The cry was loud enough to be distinctly.heard. No doubt, in our opinion, the murder was com mitted at this time, and the cry was uttered while the assassins (there must have been more than one) were attempting to strangle their victim. This will account for the diff erence of sound distinguished by Mr. Brooks' between the utterance of the first and second syllables of murder. But, supposing the murder to have been committed before 11 o'- clock, the mystery becomes still darker. At that hour, the inmates of the house bad not all retired to bed, and it is inconceivable that the deed could have been done in such perfect silence as not to attract the attention of some of the family, if we believe them to be innocent of the crime and not voluntarily closinc , their ears—for, let it be understood, Dr. Burdell was assassinated before ,he had gone to bed, with all his clothes oiST; and, therefore, probably wide awake when the at tack was made. So intricate is the whole affair that we are obliged, in order to get even the slightest clue to it, to inquire into the relations which some of the family are said to have borne to the murdered man. Emma Augusta Cunningham is said to be a widow of about forty years of age. Her reputed husband, on whose life there *as an insurance of $lO,OOO, died one day quietly in his chair, and she pocketed the insurance. Her character for virtue is represented to be bad. In short, she is &Ad to hare been the mistress of Dr. Burdell, - and that, for some time past, there has been ill feeling between them in consequence of her having abstract ed from his private drawer certain important papers. The elector has even said to friends that he did not consider it safe to stay in the house with her. The man Eckel was evi dently a favored lover, of Mrs. Cunningham, and entered heartily into all her schemes. The testimony is strong enough to warrant the belief that their love was not innocent. Indeed a strong suspicion is raised by the evidence that there was very little innocence in the house. After the murder of the Doctor, Mrs. Cun ningham produced, before the Coroner's in quest a certificate of marriage with him a few weeks ago—but the minister who mar ried her and a servant who was present, have failed to recognize either the corpse or a da guerreotype likeness as the person to whom she was married, and the impression is strong that Eckel was the man, and that he assumed the name of Dr. Burdell for a par ticular purpose. If this should be proved to be the ease, it would, in our opinion, go far towards fixing the murder on them. There is no doubt that Burden Was jealous of Eck el, or that he had cause to be. He was evi dently tired of the people in his house, and had a written agreement from Mrs. Cunning ham to leave the house on the first of May, which he certainly would not have desired if he had been married to her. This agree ment was among the papers stolen from his private drawer, which he always kept lock ed, by Mrs. Cunningham. If we add to this an expression made by Eckel V) Mrs. Cun ningham at table one day, that "it would be little matter if he (the Doctor) did get a knock, if it could be done handy," we have pretty strong evidence that the inmates of the house were depraved, and that there was an unfriendly feehng towards the Doctor--of whose company they were evidently tired, and a portion of whose money they desired to possess. By the way this latter idea we derive from other testimony which we - have . not room to Publish. Having thus given a brief summary of the case as it stands, we subjoin an analysis of the evidence down to Thursday evening, from the New York Herald, with which our readers must, for the present, be satisfied. I. The fact of the murder, which is admit ted. 2.• The circumstances previous to the mur der, and on the night and morning after it. A large amount cf evidence is brought for ward to show that there, was a bad state of feeling between Dr. .Burdell and Mrs. Cun ningham and Eckel. The servants testify to• improper conduct on the part of Mrs. C. and Eckel. It appears that the Doctor hated the whole party, and they all had ill feeling against the Doctor, The antecedents of Mrs. Cunningham, are proved to have been bad.- A neighbor swears that he heard the cry of murder before eleven, when all the inmates of the house, except the servants, were up.-- The servant swears that she was awakened by an unusual noise, and this was probably in her first light sleep. Other neighbors swear they did not hear the cry of murder, or smell the odor of burning woollen des cribed by Doctor and Mrs,Main. But these, without a more perfect chain of circumstances, are matters of • no great weight. As yet the chain is incomplete. No weapon has-been found, -nor any direct clue to the murderers. It has been suggested that the wounds might have been inflicted with a ta ble knife. In the case of Lord William Rus sell; who was murdered by his valet, a rigid search for the weapon was made, and it was finally ascertained to have been a table knife, which had been cleaned with flannel, and a chemical analysis gave traces of blood on the blade. This knife was found in its usual place, with the house cutlery. At present, there are.only two circumstances upon which to found the theory that the murder was com mitted by the persons in. the house. - The first is the intimacy between Eckel and the mis tress or wife• of Burdell—the second is the enmity existing between Burdell and all oth er parties. The matter as to whether they, being in the house; would be more likely to commit the murder than one from without— whether it could be done without their hear ing the cries and struggles of the victim, are of no great consequence in a legal point of view. The testimony of Mr. and 'Mrs. Stevens, that Mrs. Cunningham endeavored to embroil them - with Dr. Burdell, tells strongly against Mrs. C. Her conduct may have arisen from jealousy, or she may have hoped that Stevens, in his rage at his wife's infidelity, would kill Burdell. The evidence of Mrs. Seymour yesterday. corroborates that of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens in part. Mr. Frazer, the President of the Artizans' bank, swears that, about a week before the murder, Burdell showed to him a written settlement of all his difficulties with Mrs. C., and this evidence tends to com plicate the matter still further. The testis mony of the servant would go to prove that there was bad feeling between Burdell and Mrs. C. within a day or two of the murder. The testimony taken during the early part of yesterday, was chiefly that of persons who resided in the neighborhood. They knew nothing and saw' nothing bearing upon this case.' The remainder of the evidence taken yesterday bears chiefly upon the personal history and business affairs of Mr. Eckel and Mrs. Cunningham. So fir, the case against them is defective in several material points. Mr. Ullman scrutinized Mrs. C. and her daughters carefully, and thinks that their be haviour was such as it prObably would he had they been entirely innocent. The boy Burchell 'says that Mrs. C. looked sad before the murder was discovered, whereas she gen erally had a pleasant word and smile for him. Snodgrass says that Eckel told him to say nothing about the matter, but it does not aß pear that S. knew anything. Eckel said cer tainly as little as possible, so did Mrs. C. Pennsylvania Rail Road We take the following from the Annual Report of the Company: "The whole surplus profits at the close of the year 1856, would then be $748,940.81, from which, however, should be deducted the sum - of $165,000, required to meet the pay ment of coupons and taxes due on the first clay of this year; leaving $572,940 61 as the actual surplus on the first day of January, 1857. This amount has been carried to the credit of a "contingent fund," and sixty-five thousand dollars of that fund have been in vested in the purchase of $lOO,OOO of the first Mortgage Bonds of the North Pennsyl vania Railroad. Company, bonds which the Board consider a safe investment. "The earnings from freight during. the year 1856 were $3,244,291 57 being an in ems* over the year 1855 of $438,985 62. The through tonnage amounted to 165,163 tons and the local tonnage (including the coal) to 288,829 tons, being an increase of 95,790 tons on the local, and a decrease of 6809 tons on the through tonnage. The ag gregate tonnage for the year was 454,992 tons, in which is included 190,344 tons, of gas, and other coals. During the first six months of the year (the greater portion of which time the Ohio river was navigable) the increase of through freights over the same period of 1855 was 43,743 tons, and the decrease in the last half of the year, as compared with the same period in the previ ous year, was 50,552 tons. The falling off in the through tonnage in the latter half of 1855 is chiefly owing to the low stage of water in the Ohio river; to com pensate for which the existing condition of our western railroad connection affords no adequate relief. Another obstacle in the way of increasing the through freight, already referred to, is the policy pursued by the State in imposing a duty of one dollar per gross ton, thus driving the produce of the West by other routes to the sea board, by depriving this company of the ability to re duce rates so as to draw the tonnage through Pennsylvania, To this discrimina tion against the Pennsylvania route between the Bast and West may also be added the expenses resulting from the use of the Phila delphia and Columbia. Rail Road- as a part of the through line. From the Washington Union of Friday. The Funeral Obsequies at the Capitol. The public having been previously notified through the city papers that the formal an nouncement of the death of Hon. Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, would be made in the two branches of Congress yesterday, and that the remains of the lamented deceas ed would be taken to the hail of the house of representatives prior to their removal to the congressional burying ground, at an early hour yesterday morning thousands of our citizens - repaired to the capitol to witness the solemn and imposing ceremonies. The crowd in the house of representatives was immense. The galleries were , filled to their utmost ca pacity, and on this occasion the rules of the house were so far relaxed as to extend to a large number of ladies the privileges of the floor. After the customary preliminary bu siness had been disposed of, Mr. Keitt, of South Carolina, rose in his seat, and in a voice trembling with •emotion announced the death of hisfriend and colleague. He spoke 'of the deceased as he knew him from inti mate personal knowledge, first entering upon the busy scenes ag life as a lawyer; then as a member of his state legislature; then as leadinc , a company of his neighbors to dis tant fields of. glory, at the summons of his country; then as a representative in congress; and then as husband, father, and friend.— The faltering words of the eloquent speaker came fresh, and pure, and unbidden from the heart,. and produced a sensation which has seldom been experienced in a legislative hall. Mr. Keitt was followed by Gen. Quitman, of Mississippi, who in the course of his impres sive remarks bore eager testimony to the gal lantry and. heroism of the deceased in the Mexican war. He was followed by Mr. Campb&ll, of Ohio, who, although lie had been a decided and even prominent political opponent of-the deceased, could not forego this opportunity of testifying to his high so cial worth as illustrated in instances which placed his warm, generous, impulsive and chivalrous nature in the most conspicuous as in the most attractive light. Mr. Clingman, of North Carolina, next spoke. The district which he represented- adjoined that of the deceased. He knew him well—the warmth and tenacity , of his friendships, his Self-sac rificing spirit, his undaunted heroism, and child-like gentleness. 'Other gentlemen had spoken of the deceased,kis a lawyer, a legis lator, and a soldier; but - Mr. Clingman sim ply wished to speak of him as - he was at home; and to say (said Mr. C.) that he was idolized by his constituents would be to give only a feeble expression to the feeling of proud affection which they ever entertaivecl towards their gifted, .gallant, but now lost representative. After some further remarks by Mr. Savage, of Tennessee, the resolutions of condolence and respect which had been previously offered by Mr. Keitt Nil - ere unani mously adopted, and the house then took an informal recess with the view of affording the necessary time to bring the remains of the deceased to the hall of the house, where it had been arranged the religious exercises should take place prior to their removal to their temporary resting place already desig nated. During the brief recess, the area in front of the speaker's desk was arranged for the reception of the distinguished dead. Chairs were brought in for the committee of arrange ments, the pall-bearers, and the other high officers of the government who were to form the funeral •cortege. At a quarter of two o'clock, the • speaker, in a mourning scarf, took his chair. Nearly at the same time, the sergeant-at-ands, similarly attired, made his appearance, and thus silently made known the arrival of the body at the capitol. Mem bers and spectators at this moment looked eagerly and anxiously towards the main en trance. The first person seen to.enter was a venerable looking gentleman, of tall and com manding person, who was immediately rec ognized as the .president elect. Unaccom panied he proceeded down the main aisle—all eyes following him—and took one of the seats to the right of the speaker.- The justices of the supreme court, in their full robes, were then announced, and were escorted by offi cers of the house to the seats which had been assigned them. They were followed by the justices and officers of the court of claims.— Then came the committee of arrangements, the pall-bearers, and the body in a highly finished rosewood coffin, at the head of which was a wreath of natural flowers. The pres ident of the United States, tho members of his cabinet, and his private secretary were next announced, and, in the arrangement of their seats, the president elect was placed be tween president Pierce and secretary Marcy. Finally, the members and officers of the Sen ate were announced, the president of the sen ate taking his seat by the side of the speaker of the house. The religious exercises 'were then opened by the venerable chaplain of the house, who offered up a most solemn and appropriate prayer to the throne of grace. He a!ter wards improved the occasion by a short ad dress, which seemed to touch all hearts by its earnestness and unaffected simplicity.— The exercises were closed by an impressive prayer from the chaplain of the senate, when the funeral procession was formed in the or der as given in another part of the paper. The proceedings in the senate were equal ly as impressive as those_ in the house. As soon as that body was informed of the action taken by the house, most feeling and eloquent tributes were paid to the memory of the de ceased by Mr. Evans, of South Carolina, Mr. Hunter, of Virginia., and Mr. Toombs, of Georgia. Indeed, so deeply moved was the latter gentleman, that, after speaking for a few minutes, his emotions became too great for utterance, and he was compelled to sit down—his moistened eyes and heaving chest revealing what his tongue had failed to ex press. His whole audience partook of his emotions. [From the Steuben Farmer's Advocate.] TERRIBLE CALAMITY. Turpentine Explosion---A Whole Pami ly Burned. A shocking calamity occurred at the house of the Rev. E. H. Havens, a Wesleyan Meth odist clergyman, residing about four miles south of this village, on Wednesday after noon, 21st inst., whereby three persons were killed and a fourth injured beyond recovery. It appears that Mr. Havens was engaged in the preparation of a balsam, of which the. principal ingredient was spirits of turpentine. He had about two gallons of this fluid and a quantity of rosin boiling together in an open vessel upon the stove. By some means fire was communicated to the inflammable mix ture, and while Mr. 11. was endeavoring to convey it out of doors, an explosion took place, scattering the burning fluid over the persons of himself, his wife and three chil dren,, who were in the room, and setting fire to the building. Mr. Charles Brundage, a near neighbor, who was engaged in work not far from the house, hearing cries of distress, went to as certain the', cause. The scene as described by him must be truly heart rending. On gaining entrance to the house, he found Mrs. Havens lying upon the floor with every par ticle of clothing burnt off: Mr. Havens was partly sitting in a corner and calling for as sistance.- The oldest daughter, aged 15, threw herself on a bed in an adjoining room and smothered the flames, thereby saving her life. She is badly burnt, butwill prob ably recover. Another daughter aged two years and 'a son aged five were' also lying upon • the floor with their clothing almost burnt off. The force of the explosion was so great as to shatter every Window in the house. They were carefully. placed in the sleigh of Mr. Brundage and taken to his house, where they received every attention and care that could be bestowed, but . without hope of saving their lives. Mrs. Havens died at 9 . o'clock P. M., of the same day; the youngest daughter' at 2 A. M., -of the. 22d., and the father at 9 A. M., of the same day. TwO - other children, who were at school, are thus at one blow deprived of father and mother. Their situation commends itself 'to the sympathies of the charitable. Mr. Havens' age was thirty-six; his wife's thirty-three. The funeral ceremonies took place on Friday of last week, at Mr. Brunda c,e's house.' The remains of the deceased were taken to North Conhoction, in this county,. for interment, ' of which place Mr.. Havens was formerly a resident. The. Late Archbishop of Paris and the Actress. The Paris correspondent of the Court Jour nal writes :—Many stories are related of the kindness and benevolence which distinguish ed the late Archbishop ; and his universal Iry terest for all classes may be judged by the story of Stella Collas, the new tragic actress, whose debut at the Francais took place a very short time ago. The history of this young lady is closely connected with that of the Archbishop. Strange as it may. appear, her was her first patron,, the first who drew her from obscurity, and by_ whose means her tal ent first became known. The child of a re publican journalist, she beheld herself aban doned by all when her father was condemn ed to transportation-to Lambessa. With no other protection than that afforded by the kindness of a little knot of workmen to whom her father was known, she remained for some months after his departure entirely dependent on the kindness of a poor family, who -wil lingly undertook the burden of her mainte nance for the sake of the principles for which her father suffered. It was at this time that Stella, attending the catechism of St. Mar guerite, was struck by the exhortation of the cure, who recommended trust in God and con fidence in the Archbishop, upon the subject of all anxieties and troubles of the spirit.— The little maid returned home and pondered on this advice. She thought that none were so unhappy as herself, none needed such en tire faith in God, or such confidence in the Archbishop. She was just then twelves years old. She wrote to his holiness requestinc , 6 an audience, and was answered by the printed official letter appointing an hour for her re ception. Without confiding her secret to any living soul, she repaired to the Archbishop ric at the time appointed. She was attired in her best—a white muslin cap and a, frock of white percale; and when she applied for admission ; the porter laughed at her absur dity. The sight of the letter she brought, however, soon caused the doors to fly open, and she was ushered through the long suits of saloons with as much respect as though she had arrived with a numerous attendance. But when the door of the drawing room open ed, and she was ushered into the presence of his holiness, her courage somewhat failed her. Many good looking gentlemen were in the room; and one in particular, with a violet cape and golden cross upon • his bosom, in spired her with intense veneration. The as tonishment of the assembly maybe imagined. But her story was well told, and interesting, for nature spoke through her childish accents and her timid voice. She told. the story of her sufferings and of her belief in the om nipotence of the Archbishop with so much artless truth, that the company became in terested in the child beyond measure. She asked for her father's pardon—that was all. She knew that his holiness would grant it.— She would be eternally grateful, for he was suffering exile, and would surely die. Mea ntime, one of the company in particular was taking more heed than all the rest, - of the tone and manner of the discourse, where nature spoke with exquisite eloquence. This was the prelate with the violet robes and cross of gold. It was the Bishop of Nancy a patron of the arts, and artist himself to his very fin gers' ends. He felt the artist's sympathy with this lonely and deserted child; and, bid ding her draw near, he asked if she possess ed accomplishments of any sort, and what she had been taught. The spark was light ed; he was right; she could repeat whole tir ades from Racine and Corneille, from Moliere and from Marivaux. She recited the "Songs d'Athalie," and the monologue of "Iphigenie" —whole scenes of Moliere, -with many per sonages—making the grave assembly alter nately weep with pity and then shake with laughter. The child returned home; but the evening had not passed' before the carriage of Samson, the stage director of the Francais drove up to the humble door of the house wherein she lodged, and the next day, beheld her installed in the family of the comedian, of which she remains a member to this day. The committee of the Theatre Francais has generally paid all the expenses of her educa-- ton, and she is now enabled to earn herown livelihood besides enabling her father to live with comfort in his exile. No wonder then that Stella, has been unable, to appear since the catastrophe which has deprived her of her first patron--the guide and counsellor through whose liberal feeling and freedom • from bigotry she was first enabled. to make her talents known. Damage by Ice in the Susquehanna HAnalsnuao, Feb. 9.—The late thaw has raised the Susquehanna and all its tributa ries, and carried off the ice with great vio lence. Considerable damage has been done to property along the banks of the river. Between this place and Middletown the ice has been heaped up along the shore, and in many places it covers the track of the Har risburg. and Lamaster Railroad, in piles of tenor twelve feet in height. It is feared that a good deal of damage has been done to the road. Travel is completely. suspended. The Ex-. press train, which started from here this morning, for Philadelphia, had to return. SECOND DESPATCH HARRISBURG, Feb. 9.-=-The ice is rushing down the Susquehanna in huge,masses, .and with great Violence. The piers of the Cum berland. Valley Railroad Bridge are giving way, and fearsare entertained that the bridge will be destroyed before evening. TERRIFIC lIIIRRICANE.—The Phi pine islands were swept by a hurricane in October last, which destroyed more than ten thousand houses within a 'circuit of eighty leagues around Manilla. In that place alone three thousand five hundred houses were reduced to a heap of ruins. - kei-A horrible state of things exists in- Springfield, 111. The inhabitants fear that town will be depopulated, as it is reported there are but twelve marriageable women in the city, and eleven of them are already en gaged! The Springfield papers are calling for reinforcements. ka-The. Ohio River towns and cities are• all out of coal; the long continued low. water in the river having prevented the proper sup - plies. ' •PHILA.DELPHIA. mAiticEirs. Ter.snAr, Feb. 10.—The Flour market ,continues very dull, there is nn variation in prices. Sake; of about 1000' barrels at $6,37V,r6 barrePfor staoda - rd brands aIKI4B for a fancy lot of Extra family.• The saes to the trade are within these figures. Ilye Flour is steady, at $4,75, sad Corn Neal at $1,50 q:1 barrel- CatioN—But little Wheat offered and prima lots are wan ted. :Sales of 2000 barrels in lots at ;1,48G51,50 9•A barrel for good Pennsylvania Ited, and $1.50©51,62 for White.— The former rate for poor quality. Eye sells at 82 cents.— Corn is in bettor demand, with largo sales of old yellow at 68e,70 cents. Oats s=ll st 10r 17 cents !iche'.