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Killed ' 4ito "if
Tweityfour Persons • —Thirty Wet u y
Injurat=Naaus;llif the JAW, ans,,,P4rie--
Rawl rendering *nes, te
At 25 minutes put 4 o'n lockrigida) , aitittoodit,
the regular train for York left CalverfStition, con.
meting of four pat:manger ears, and * baggage car
-iffileielbiXtikOpllol3-ofilit'llit !Of - -ink fined '
with passengers. Mr. William Scott was co - Mllel
Mr. Hallins, and Mbar officer*
Of the road, motto were repairing to Rider's Grove to
-Assist t p ppthe arrangemenusfor the safe return of awl
exoursionists. On arriving at the Relay House, the
York train, according to orders, proceeded to lay
off on the Greco Spring Switch, where the instroc.
itenwsreprtharat should wait untiff• -the excursion
tram or trsinepass:ed. This uprttsitrain front YOrk, -
doe early iuthe day;'whichlrad been thrown out
of time, was waiting arthe - Relay,. l and after. it liad
paced dinth towards'Raltireore we waited lot one
excoreirtn train, of about sixteen lam, crotkltid 'to
excess,' which passed down ,without giving any
iolownation JO the conductor that tyro other, trains
- wet* corning, which ourchtunetety'proVed to tie the
Thtrroid being now supposed. to be clear the
York train again took the main track, and 'proceed
_,ed on,. and . , had scarcely got under way, when,
about three•quarters of a mile from the. Relay, and
aboui a mile from Etidees,"a terrible crash, accom
paniedAby 'a rush of steam, brought all who were
uninjured to their teal, • and on escaping from the
wrecked cars,n most bean : rending scehw present
ed iiself, that it were impossible to desbribe in all
its' horrors. • -
Immediately in advance of us was a train con
sisting of two pasiengei cms and the ten: unnhen
-cars, which had beetilued up to carry passeigeta,
all'of Which were Idled to overflow. This train,
was backing down towards Baltiiiore, the Whom°.
live being at the rear, and the two passengerp cars
at the head of the train. The locomotive.. on the
York train was going ahead in. its usual position,
and although neither train ' , was moving at extra
speed,the two passenger cats at the head of the
excursion train,,offiaretl but little •reiiiitance,. and
were completely crushed together, the rear car
panting entirely throngh the forams( one, and both
b-,ing filled with passengers, the destruction elide
and limbs was'almost unprecedented."
The centre of the formost car was ailed with the
dead,. dy - ihg and wounded, all Wedged together in
one mass(with the fragments of the car and the seats,
so compact that it requited a half hour's time• and
the use of axes to rescue the wounded. A number
of females anJ children were taken out from among
the dead ticamely injured, whilst through the floor
of the car could, be seen the protruding limbs of
some who had been instantly tarok dell.
Among the dead in the centre of this oar was
Mrs. Roborson, named in the list below, a young
and beautiful wothan, and - Henry Clay Jeffers, the
aon.ot Madison Jeffers, a bright and beautiful boy,
the bodies of whom were wedged among the trug•
meats of the twn ears, ,which had been run through
each other like a telescope that it was impossible
to extricate them without liauling'oti the fragments
of the upper car by the locomotive, which was also
necessary to release the large number of unfelt*.
nave creatures who still remained wedged between
the forward cars, some still alive and otherer dead
In removing the cars, Mrs Roberson's body was i
literally torn to pieces, but in the effort to recover
those in whom life still remained it b. came neces.
sary to disregard the dead.
' tin all the platforms of the wrecked cars the de.
stroction unite and limb was immense, and the
cars being so zlosely wedged together if was at.
telly impossible for more than an hour to relieve
any of them, although the screams of the suffers
caused the most superhuman exertions for their
On the platform al the head of the Excursion
train four men were caul a by the tore-part of the
engine, two of whom were ins artily killed, and
the other iwo fast by their limbs, colleting the moat
excruciating agony, and almost roasted by the
smoke pipe of the locomotive They both fainted
from.eahaustation before they could be rescued,
requiring more than an hour of incessant-tither, and
one of them subsequently died.
Two or three were instantly killed also, on the
front platform of the Yak train; nte of whom was
Benjamin Merryman, the baggage master, who met
death standing manfully at his post at his break, en
deavoring to check the destruction.
The accident occurred at twenty minutes past
.fire o'clock, it was hall past seven o'clock before
the last body was taken from the wreck.
A powerful built man, one tilthe men connected
with the engine, was drawn out froncihe loins at
o'clock; with severe bodily injury, but the mo.
meat he was relieved from the premium he became
insensible, and in his dying agonies hie body fattly
bounded Rom the earth .
'Messengers were sent to the city, immediately
after the accident, for relief, and a number of phy
ticians were 80011 on the ground, as also were a
number horn the, vicinity, who labored unrewit
tingle io relieve the sufferings of the unfortunate
creatures strewn about.
The trains from the oily did not, however, reach
the scene athe at,'Pident, until alter 8 o'clock, in
the morning, at uhich time there was about 3 000
awaiting conveyance home, all the excursionists
having arrived frpm the scene of their festivities at
the scene of death.
The firm train carried in the women and chil
dren, and the second the wounded, who were all
taken to the ihfiirnary for medical assistance, and
.reached the City about 12 o'clock at night, some of
them satiating intensely. Not less than a thous
and of those that escaped injury walked home by
the Fall's Road, many carrying their. children in
their arms, through heat and dust, for nine miles.
The dead bodies were brought in about one o'clock
at night, twenty-four in number, and when spread
out on the platform at the depot, presented a spec.
tact° of the most horrible character.
was held' on the bodies by Coroner Rountree, but
we believe no verdict was rendered, that being
withheld until a thorough investigation can be made
as to the cause date accident.
EXT. J. H CARGILL KILLED rut EXPLOSION OP
a CANNON —We regret to stare §hat Rev J. H Cat.
aim., of the Methodist Church; fivho had just been
stationed at Montrose by the Conference at its re
cent session at Waverly, was killed by therdischar.
ge of a cannon on the 4th of July, at Susquehanna,
Pa. He had but a abort time before come into the
place to attend the celebration. There were two
cannon, one large and one smaller, stationed near.
ly oppot'ite to each oilier in front of the Harmony
Hotel, at the distaace.of a ro4 or two from the road.
The man an charge of the cannon had applied the
match once 'or twice ineffectually to the larger one,
and was about applying it again, sidle deceased,
coming ;up the road, ran across hastily in Swint' it;
as he was in ranget..of it,ll44charged, blowin‘ Sim
over and over some distance shatte vi lqg his left
arm, tearing open his side; anti other se horribly
disfiguring his person. Hir was taken in great
agony to the hotel, and medical aid and other amis.
lance rendered him, but he died in a:few boars.—
The deceased was strictly warned in time of his
danger, bathe unaccountably exposed himself to
the fatal blew. He was a young , man highly es.
teemed for his ardent Pliny and usefuliteis, arid ibis
sudden sus violent calamity,just as the procession
was about lorining for the exercises of the .occas
ion, day of rejoicing into one nf mourn
ing and,gloom. We were approaching the place
ai the cannon was discharged, and vaw the man
gled body immediately' after the accident.—Bing.
Strom- DzErii.—ln • Wein)°,
Papa. riellithirOianii Who ilia, e mployed
Mr. Robert Yoilta contract ;on: The Lehigh Palley'
Railroad, *short distance 4low -this : borough,. on
Sunday last, indolgodoscesindiailailinaPherriegs
whioh, , auppoited,,proloped..hholera
hung for murder at Venal)!
Wasarscros, Saturday, June 17, ISM.
James Rowe, Esq , Lajartie. lad.
Sia Your leiter bestow been received, inform
ing.me that Mr. Pettit, ma publiC speech in your
town, stated that I was the firat man to break the
Missouri Compromise—that 1 had a law passed by
Congress, annexing to the Mille a large tertitory,
&e. Sir, your senwor is a great liar and a dirty
dog, talsifyinst public history for a criminal par.
pose. The Missouri Compromise line was not vi
plated in annexing Platte county. Both parties to
the Compromise agreed to it, the free states being
unanimous. There was not even yeas and nays
upon it. The General Assembly of Missouri re
quested it. We applied to the members personal
ly and individually for their consent, which they
gave; end without their consent nu movement was
made, or would have been made. The journals
prove this. There is a full account of it in my
"Thirty Years' View," in the chapter headed
" Extension 'of the Missouri Boundary' -.-also in
my late Nebraske speech it is briefly alluded m,
and that is probably all that the dirty dog knew,
about 11,-and which helalsified to answer his erim
ilia! purposes. I send , you some of my Nebraska
speeches, and hope you ,will find the chapter in the
" Thirty Years," and seethe( change in the line
was asked as a boon from the northern states, and
by them granted in a spirit of kindness, and in a
way to prove that they would not suffer anti sla.
very feelings to prevent them from doing an act Of
great favor to the state of Missouri, and for which
all Missouri was thankful at the fiats, and I am
still.' Mr Pettit must (eel that his cause is villa:l
-oos when he can thus stiuid op before bia constitu
ents to falsify public history, and to justify his own
violation of the Missouri Compromise, by telling a
lie upon me.
Vaasa, Accinairr.--Qn Tuesday, he 20th tilt.,
Capt. Jona FORD, of Nivraik Valley, was on , a
scaffold with his son, and ,another ,petson,.."
hog his • barn, when the acaffold - gave way, and
the three with the scaffoldlell to the ground. Cap!.
FORD was almost instantly killed j-and the son: ts
in auritical Plata, ba:nic_ mach injured the other ,
yoUng man was not injured.
Capt. Foan did honorable service; in the war of
1812, and was a man much respected by all who
knew him, and has left a large family tO mourn his
tow.—Owego Gazdle. • ••
_ SCIII9III RiOT .-..DIANCIIESTER, N. 8., July 15.•
On the morning of the Fourth,' fight took place
between a large panvof Americans and Irish The
latter were routed, and -some -twelve or 6lteen of
their houses were pitied, end*. furniture destroy.
ed. The Americano ; then attacked, the Roman
Catholie.Church, and .broke. the - windows, when
the authorities tudipelitie l etop . mi the riot. : Bevis:
al Americans were ieriously topuedi;
. . . „
—Hones is niulfarin) Shots of
Mityland::TThot• b mitObioaopfitiot
a le by nit., • • ...- '
, Ky., a few daysiga.
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-7 :Attn .- Ai OF Tim WraittiS'
- ; •=f";,
*•- • `- , thi:
riot VOttrict. "
We havilljlater, fCtligniJiewilrAy. 114 atrivai At
ffitlitax ordie steamier Arktfrica,lronetiverpooVinr
The `Rasiittne here heed obliged ro raise the siege
of Sili,tria and retreat, before ;say of the — allied
troupe. hadrasched.the !cents infacthra t , They Are
Also iniid ion'a:eriefiniptished - sifitti - ir position, ow
the left bank of the Danube, egceptifirsovis, Mat,
schin and lasacktchi. All apprehensions of their
advance on the Balkans are at an end for_ the pies.
ent. The Turks are said to have crossed to Giur.
gevo, killed 400,Russiansoind. talten!nineguna..i.
The allied fleet was concentrarinft it Sebes:ripe',
_which.will probably ,110011Aithiked.....The_rais
ing the s iiiege'offliliiiiii was caused bye great!
victory of the TurksiorhOott thel.sth of June, sail.
ed out , of the works there, attacked the Russians irt•
their:trenches, ancl,:after a severe battle disciiinflt.
Jed arid yarned them Ao thati they ..fledAciriss the
Danube. The Tuiks destroyed, all the Russian
'siege savoiks Prince Gortschakot and Gene fella.
dera and &bailers were . woindeil . iwthis battle
Another action is said to have been lough', in which
a Russian division. defeated two Turkish brigades
P,rince Paskiewich is said ''to have,receiverl poems
Irom St Petersbuig, to retire beyond the Piuth: A
conspiracy to assassinate Lonisliar eleen has been
detected-in. Frarice, .surd 130 poisons arrested.' 111
Spain, Generals Oilando and Messina have been
arrested arrested , harboring General O'Donnell.
In :Asia. the - Russians have' been surprised and
beaten by the Carcasitians at Berle! pass.
The Recent Hes rib's Murder at Dan
drige, Tvau.---Arsest of the Murder
er..Baralng Illas,Allve at the Stake.
A correspondent of iheithatis Post under date
cf June 20, furnishes the following 'particulate of
the recent horrible murder int Handl edge, Julierson
county, Tenn., and olthe,rirreatund,bOroMg at the
stake of the murderer:
a A tragedy hasjuirbeen enacled io tlus vicinity,
more awful and huiriblellhan has ; ever before oc.
curred is any peaceful , Moore and
his wile had lived together some ,eight Imo upon
*I farm on French Broad River, rtear.the mouth of
Cheeky. They'haiftio children: Miss Lotspeech,
the sister of Mrs. M was hype; with them. She
was a young lady much eareented by her acguain
lances, as auniable, prudent and modest. Moore
and iris wife were'clever, respectable people He
owned a nevi . man named Tum;about 22 years of
age, who had been raised in the family, and was
adniined to many familiarities and liberties such
as are too olieu allowed to slaves , by those who
own but few. This slave and two sdnall free ne
gro boys, hired by Moore, walked on the farm •
The slave Tom had been insolent to the family,
and especially to Miss Lootpeeeb, and ought 10
have been arrested, but Moore was desirous of
having his labor in the clip at this particular time,
and was perhapsiromevrhat afraid of the negro.—
He therefore suffered the negro still to bee in the
family. On last Wednesday the slave Tom sent
away the free negro boys to the4mother's, not , far
distant, and in the night etvered the house white
Moore and his wife were in one' bed, and Mi ss
Lotspeech in an other bed in an opposite eorner9l
the same room. He en eied the wont with a lamp
and axe. He snuck Moore in the head a blow with
the edge of the axe, causing such inStant death that
be did not, when first discovered, appear to have
moved. Several wound., appearatidy .given with
great forge with axe, were found upon and about
his head. Mrs- Moore awoke, sprang from the
bed, and contended with the new.) in defence of
her husbAn.f. Toe negro inflicted several would
upon Mrs. M similar to those upon her hut:rends
and lilting tier from the than, threw her upon tab
bed, where she died in a few mimeos.
While the Crier comes; was pending with Mrs
Moore, liereister,'Miss Lnispeech, 'started to her
relict The negro struck her upon the aim and
brake it ; tie theft threw her upon ►he bed and vi
olated her with many acts of barbarity and inhu
manity not to be repeated. She resisted and fought
to the last. Her screams alarmed him so, den he
killed her by a blow upon the back of the bead,
and then made his escape.
The ilex! day the -whole neighborhood assembl
ed, and all who were tbere say that the sighs Lathe
murdered dead was the moos awful that could be
imagined. The whole neighborhood turned ow
upon a diligent: search Istr the murderer, and on
Sunday he was arrested; not, however, until he
had received a severe flesh wound hom a rifle
The monster made a full, though , not voluntary
confession, which is confirmed by other evidence.
On Monday, after a general public notice through.
out the country round, in the presence of au as
sembly, and by the expressed approbation of every,
individual present, the negro was chained ma stake
and burned to ashes.
Milton "Speaktn 9 out In needle,
NCW-HADINUIRL stands firm. The Rouse
had eleven more ballots Monday lot U S. fienatori
but without a choice. At this stage of the proceed
into a merlon was made for an indefinite postpone
tnent, which was adopted by a vote ol 159 to 147
A motion to reconsider the vote
, Was negatived by
a vote 157 to 144. So the Senatorial question is
settled for this session. The case now goes over IQ
Otr HON. N. STRICICAND.—•The appointment of
the Hon. Nimrod Stricland of Chester county, as
Warden of the Eastern Penitentiary is at once ju
dicious, and will give satisfaction to a large ciicle
of friends. His nni t uestioneil integrity, Wei moral
character and intelligence will make him an admi
rable officer. Mr. S. was long engaged u editor
of the West Chester Republican, an influential De
mocratic paper, and is widely known .and highly
estimated throughout the State.
Otr The Montrose Brass Band paid a visit to
Ibis place, on,the sth inst. as the guests of the_Tb
wands Band, and regaled our citizens with some
of their choicest musto. The former band. his a
high reputation, which wu more than sustainned
by their performances here. In the evening the
two bands, with a few invited guests partook of a
trout supper, at the Ward House, which was enjoy
edquite as heartily's* the public enjoyed the mu
sic. We trust that the visit may be again repeated.
Tuommi H. Barron.
No Bros M M
I I BALI; 01 1 ,11112 Ma nx Lum.-The
time for receiving preporials 'for %besets of the Main
tine of the/ ?ebbe Woris of tbegtate, expired July
$, at t 2 o'clock.—..the.GOvernor wart present to ar t
ceise the bide, but 'none were ogered, . and, cones
quantly ao safe can take place erbium% fartbir leg.
Aniottasaniarr ow Cosaitatim.Briat , lir:unties of
Nadal! Assembly, havil.speadicladiputwon
Friday s theAhltotAlwist. -.;
,g140.f10 - ,!:i - 7. - ti':o:p - ii.fto*.LL
„Terattopt Ttto Reporter,
SS 50 Per anitata—lfpaldwithici the yeariftili eriate wilt
se deducted—fin cash paid actually in advance II 00 will be
admitted. No paper sent nyetinto years.auteae paid for.
ADVEntlepisitTs, per 'gnats Of ten Hue.. 50 cents file the
drat arld'ltt tents for enieb , erftisequerdirisertkiu:• , - •
, •arOgice lathe ” Union illock,".nonb side al the Pablid
Square, nest door th the Bradford' Hotel. 'Entrance between
re. Adiunt , oad Elwell'Ost offices. -'•" 4 ."--
ocuicratia Slate Itiomllaptions.
WELLIAMBIGLER,` or , O.IrJRPTILD 'CO
,n* lunar. cty +Rs . rgarasii: COMM;
JEREMIAH 0. BLACK, or SOMENET CO
POS CAINAL COINISSIOII4.I,
HENRY S. Mow, or PIKE COUNTY
Oa Tuesday last at about one o'clock, A. M , a
two story'framed building being erected by Gin.
H. Houma, on Main below Bridgrist. was discos
covered to be on file Being partly completed, and
tilted with shavings and other - combustible matter,
the building was soon enveloped in fismei, and
destroyed. Franklin Fire Company, with their en
gine, were immediately upon the ground; and sae
ed a small building occupied by SAMS= WALL.
BRIDGE from destruction.
Mr. Bunting's building was intended as a shop,
into which he intended to have mowed the next
day. Them was no insurance, and there can be
doubt that the building Was fired by an incendiary,
as there had not teen any fire in the,building.
On Thursday at two o'clock, A. M., another
alarm of fire was given proceeding from ihe burn
ing of a stiiinty at the; brick yard below town.
The occupants narrowly escaped with their lives
through ihi3 windows. A portion of the furniture
was removed. The building was owned H P.
Monet whose lose is about 6200. The origin of
the fire is unknown.
Tire CROPS.—Our farmers are now busily engag
ed in haying and harvesting, but we regret to learn,
with less prospect of returns for their takers than in
former years. The wheat crop appears to have
been injured, in some places, by being wt tier kill.
ed, and we hear an almost universal complaint of
destruction by weevil. In early fields, this insect
has not done so much damage, but late wheat is in
many instances, totally destroyed. We should
jadge, that not more than half the usual crop will
be harvested, in this County.
Rye is unusually fine ; grass an average yield,
and unless affected by drouth, corn, buckwheat
and potatoes will turn out well. If the present
high prices continue, though their crops may be
somewhat short, farmers will have no reason to
BlAr OF NORTH Assartics.—Mi' . D. Bullard, an
agent for the sale of Monk's new Map of North
America, is now canvassing ibis section of our
country to obtain subscribers to the work. The
nap is in many respects superior to any one here
tofore published. embracing more territory, on a
larger scale; exhibiting all the United States and
Territories, including Washington and Nebraska,
with their boundaries according to the recent acts
of Congress showing the overland routes to Califor
nia and Oregon, &c., &c., Also on the same sheet
is a new map oftt►e World, on Mercators's Pro.
jection, on a new plan, showing the exact geogra
phical position of our country, surrounded by the
other portions of the globe. the agent has many
testimonials from distinguished gentlemen of the
country, speaking io high mune of the work, bin
the best recommendation it can have is a careful
examination, compared with other recently pub.
fished maps.. We think that no person can exam
ine this work with care, and tail to think it the best
one yet published. We hope the agent may meet
with a large and ready sale.
nuratfiligillattler — repast vihat
114,:tilltiii* 4 1 4 . 7001*cl iniiicriiittken":
.4 . 'Ainitiati"." Tie Of - occupying ilu
'rmlilionelvtilch the Rrilleiana haviiebertainterL4li •
is said that diplomitay bad moreftei - doerith'the:re•
Inane theTorksanOttilialliee; on cineaide,:and
the Russians , on the other, and keeps botli - pariies
. fmni Thie-Tappeateto_bave beta:. in
'-ltectinfaithe - With the - •CitiVerittetit'i bettieirs(. Austria
r and Porte, signed on thd, 14th of June. The prin
- • • • • -
that if ittriail 4 Voluntarily 'OWN, Anstriantrbotta
erillenter theTiiticiinditiee, • and rorrn rdefence
Iteteviin Rdselti-arid - Ttitket: - '" The allies have no
iinerition Of inirstring the: apintrint of
the retretitif the Itessiani. - -They' talk . ` 'already Of
eitbdnierhig their lures froth the Dantitie to occu
py !he' Clitineti.and'. it .is even suggested that the
Baltic Beetbe torithdrateit except - so:far as.is neces
sary to ketip•uP the blockade, hid 'that it be em-:
pinged in the Black sea. • - • .
• Borne:of the: icagtoih ion:Mali regent' the - Move
mein of the Riassiensaseettitifice, to disunitekhe,
German and Welton.' powers, that the Czar, hav
ing complied with iherequisitiort-Of liestritt,.that
power and Prussia may • retire from the contest.
Bin whatever' may be the conduct of the other
of Europe,. England demands mate secu
rities-fora-hissing place, and' Lord-Aberdeen' has
been compelled, by the lotto of public opinion, to
declare substantially that England and France con
template no settlement of this question . ' of the Rue.
sian protectorate uponthe insecure and unsatisfac•
tory twins on which it stood before the war, but that
they are resolved to insist - on effectual guarantees.
The London - Globe says " the war is not at an end
though the march to Constantinople is. Between
Rnssia and Western Europe the tug of war is be.
tinning." The tendon Times stips:•;—
As to 'ulterior measures Lord " Aterdeeen well
stated that it was utterly impassible for any man
living to declare beforehand on what terms., peace
obould be negotiated.. One thing alone is certain—
that the only way to obtain a sure and h.morable
peace is to acquire a position which may command
it; and to gain such a position everrnerve and sin
ew of the empire should be strained. The pickpock•
et who rubs us is not to be let off because he offers
to restore our parse; and the plunderer of provin—
WS. the disturber of thh peace of nations, the squan
derer of the life and treasure of half the civilizod
world, must pay , a somewhat heavier penalty than
the restitution °lbis unjust spoils before the Ne
mesis which he has provoked can be appeased
Mr. Robert Schuyler, the President and Transfer
agent of the New York and New Haven Railroad
Company, has made, by means of fake entries,
erasures, and other similar practices, an issue of it.
legal and . fraudulent stock, within a few months
past, to the amount, as near as can now be ascer
tained, of nearly twenty thousand Mares, or two"
million of dollars. A meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Company was held in New York
on.the 6th, and an examination of the books and
papers ,made. which .resalled in_ a Amine Me
fraud being published by the authority of the
An over-issue, or fuse issue of stock, it may be
well to inform it,e uninitiated, is a pecuniary ope
ration equivalent to the counterfeiting of bank
notes; and as a crime, ranks with forgery on the
largest scale, extending its injuries to all classes of
society, and often sweeping away the sole, means
of Irving from widows and orphans, whose inherit
ed funds have been sacredly confided to the keep
ing2of corporations, whose agents and officers have
been regarded as monuments of integrity and Iron•
or. And yet the criminal can.only be technically
prosecuted for breach of trust, He cannot be pun
ished as severely as the poor woman who steals a
loaf of bread for her famished children. This
awful disclosure in Wall to, has shaken matescon
fidence in man throughout the country to a greater
or more fatal degree than any similar event that has
ever occurred in the United Slates
Mr. Schuyler is partner and brother of Mr. Geo.
L. Schuyler, President, of the Harlem Railroad,
and.has heretofore maintained a most irreproachs.
ble character in the communit y . What motive
could have induced this course of action on his
part is yet a mystery. Hie private fortune was
thought to be ample. if this be so, the only in.
terpretation lot this want of honesty is to be found
in that wild, and reckless spirit of gambling in
stocks which sometimes besets the most wise and
prudent men who are surrounded by such influ
Ma. Gammon—Dan; Sir : As it may be a mat
ter co cariosity to some of yout readers, to learn the
'range of the Thermometer between the heavy rain
and thunder storm, of the night of June 30th, and
the rain and.thonder of Sunday last, July 9th, I
send you a copy. from my record noted lour times
each day,• except the Ist and 4th intik, when I
was from home at the hours omitted.
The worm of Sunday last has made the air some
what cooler, and especially at night—but the quan
tity of tain which fell in thisvicinity was too small
to be of much service except to the corn crop—and
the earth is now quite parched on the surface
the want of refreshing showers, and the Thermom
gist indicates nearly as high a condition of the tem
perature of the air as it did last-week.
Very Truly Yours, S.
6, a. w. w. 3, r. w. 7,1. No
July 1, 68° •j- 85 0 '
2. 55 91 95° 80°
a, 58 9B 971 1 78
4. 844 100 87
5,. 69 88 asi 79
60 924 •98 794
7, 614 95 94 84
. 8, 744 „ 91. ' ' 954 81
9, ' • 724 85 88: 78
Qtr A letter from E. B. Cass; Esq., addressed
to the editor of the Bradford :Argue shall appear
twat week. .
PROUCTION, 07 Tile Time FROSTICRoWe hear
that the Preeident has an bodied orders lobe trans.
mined in the Geeini7 in command of the Untied-
States Millitary District of Tezati to accept the SOT
'kw of any, number of volunteers the etsgenties of
the siination of fue charge may render necessary,
and to provide them at she deur! the War De.
panment with thereiptisite aims; ammunition, and
provisions'. This fssecutlys aation.wilt wit) , Optietli•
ly give quiet to the Texan frontiers, and tender ail
male upon ,
Ttu eboteiiiiia'aisiaThiokidout tod9lnt
" 4 /*PIP' Swim
Fraud la Wall St., Netilr York.
iiiiiii - gt Vat i
A . tit
._ 1 y adm tied lbw a great gop
;.1„1 bLibtrAftieattliaverrado has been mirriest:Cat
ikgairlirrrOrgessiggs. , - Thei queasier,. isoarisreseat.
is t .
mcif 1 .4 01 ! -
...„,..,-** - Iniquitous - trathatbirirsoaktf
fisuseetty.p# iIIIPPFII t, 7.; " '-. -, ( : .
,:', • , "'.+. a .
Th 'Oki - Winch , and • Atnethin ili vis die n i s
iftemienttiri i iiitiotw years, sistri*ettea --- in 're:
pressing Me rileicknble lei • a great extent,: but - it
still exia.tll,Wii_b tba kMish3Vest indiee p sod when
liii:iiiiiiinia - Ciair:eiristahriii:shorti ihersaudicoast
—for iris seldom now thae.taves are shipped from
she west c,oist--snet 'American Alai" appears, runs
in near shore lot" bis cargo - 80 slain escapes _for
Brazil, in which . zriontry they are yes limited.
A repyryfram the Committee on foreigh Affairs
- in the &Mare' propiatai to abrogate the Ashburton
sreatyohe Safi *mole of laps iff ep Cr r the joint
'ilifilumnig itiii}ie 'British- Miff "'i n uiicati imisesi - Tar
the- eupprelision of Me:slate trade.-;:A sobse' spent
resolutioarffrho.Senate, which has been:rely ably
ailipornetl'bi.,Bitrialm, Cfitytori,,yip.oses' rhas no
American*Wel shall be '
sold, miff 'provided wish a
sea' lifter lair toritigniPtirt, in data raid_ vesiiel•ili
bound - m.llre coast•of Africa; _ : . ,' - ..- - • - -z.,
Wha will bathe effect.af theme measures lacy*
they are adopted!
- First-lithe treat); iireiiii'abingeted, English and
American-men-07-war would, 01 course, no longer
anise in company. .fhere‘sionld be no union of
effort.., The American' weasels (could load, with,
slave. undet Me gons,ot Britishcruisers they
are itt nn sense amenable to British juri sdiction.
Second—The proposed plan of not issuing lea
.lettersio American' vessels sold abidd, when such.
vessels are bound. in the coasiof Africa, is a meta•
sure that does honor !ditto statesmanship and bean
of the eloquent Senator from Delaware, bat it will,
prove to be no remedy for abrogating the treaty, or
withdrawing even apart of our small African fleet
It will be metier-11ml, ; for now , mauy American
slavers still retain : their register, and even if they
did not, tfili Sesser with her sea lever, procured
when fold, lot the'avoried itariive of gang to Ca
lifornia or somewhere else, other than to tbecoast
of Africa, would aurely, as has been done, clear
ostensibly for San Francisco or some other poll,
and when out at sea, shape her course for the Af
rican coast.. When she arrives, finding thardie
treaty is attrOgateel, and that there fano understand
mg between British.. and American officere,this
very American_ teasel will be prepared to show
her Brazillian of Spanish papers to the American
cruisers, provided one should be fell on the coast,
and be passed on ; while the next day she will pre
sent her sea letters as evidence of American ,
tionality to a British cruiser, and then go to work
and Ake in her slave cargo.
We have carefully examined the report of the
Senate Committee, and read the.debates. We have
on the other-hand, pursued a like course with sew
end newspaper articles prepared by intelligent and
well informed gentlemen, and we perused " Afri
ca and the American Flag." by Commander Foote
who was far two pars stationed on the African
coast strictly carrying not the letter and spirit of
the treaty, and oar conviction is, that while Mr.
Clayton's proposition to issue no sea letters to yes
eels bound to the coast of Africa should be adopt
ed, we do say most positively, that if the United
States are in earnest in their declaration to suppress
the foreign slave trade in American vessels ; that
if they mean to afford protection to the rapidly in
creasing legitimate trade between the two countries
and if they look lavorably on Airman colonization
and the cause of Christian civilization in that vast
continent, they with not listen to the Atitibution
treaty being abrogated or the African squadron be
'mg recalled, balm the contrary,they will increase
that force by the addition of two or three small
steamers. as being better adapted to the supptes
elan of the slave trade and protection of oqr valua
ble commerce than a squadron of mere sailing yes.
-- - Maws items.
—ln the Circuit Court ol the U S., at Baton, on
Monday, Charles Kehrman, master, and John Mc
ormiek, mate ol brig Glamorgan, charged with
being engaged in the slave trade ; were tumid guil.
ty. Kaltman was sentenced to pay a fine of
$lOOO and be ituprison-d three years in jail—Mc.
Cot uncle to pay a fine ol $5OO, and be imprisoned
six months in Boston jail.
—The whole number of tickets sold at the Penn
sylvania Railroad depot, on the Fourth, wa• 7352,
yielding a revenue to the company of over $2400
Besides This z .there was a large number who paid
their fare in the cars.
—The Cape Town Mail of the 13, of May says:
" The expectations raised by the reported discov
ery of gold in South Alma have not been realized.
to small quantities st has undoubtedly been found,
but not so as to *fiord a prospect of remuneration
for the labor required to extract it. From the lead
mines, on the other hand, substantial returns are
received, yielding large profits." -
-The Harrisburg Herald says : During the firing
of the national salute at Lykenstown, on the fourth,
a man, named Henryvras kilted, and annth
er, named John Ortidorf, had arun,
his arm blown oil
—Two Roman Catholic Journal*. the S , . Lcuis
Shepard of the Valley and the Blialill Sentinel. have
been discontinued for want of adequate support. ,
—A letter from Belizet,'"under date of IVlly 30th,
alludes to the earthquake at San Salvador, and says
that up to that time, 150 dead bodies had beck dug
out, and many more were still missing..-
—Advice. from Madrid state that the Spanish
Government are oboe , in send an expedition from
Cadiz to Cuba, to consist of thirteen Bali, with 4000
troops, and in be followed shoal), with a convoy
carrying 2000 troops.
—A municipal election in Norfolk. Va. has to
suited in the election of the whole Whig ticket.
—ln Harrisburg, on the fourth, 883,70 was col
lectid=towartle the Washington Monument Fund.
—Mrs. H. B Stotve, author of Uncle Tom's Ca
bin, is about to commence a new series of sketch
es for the National Era.
—in the vicinity of Henderson, Ky. : the apple
treeb are dying off with great rapidity The cause
of this fatalttris attributed to a peculiar kind 01
worm, whieh, it is feared, will work-great destfue.
lion to the apple orchards throughout that section
—The typhoid fever is prevailing at Waynes.
burg, Pa. The editor of the Messenger is down
with it. As editors generally, are too poor to die,
we expect to hear of his being at his poet again in
a few Jaya
-.The - Boston Transcript, of Tuesday aftempon,
has reports of death of fourteen permute from me
excessive heat; besides several cases of sun-woke
which had not yet proved fatal. '
—Clark Mills has received an order for an eques.
laden swum of General 'Jackson.' to be placed.in
Jackicin.square. New Orleans Mr. Mills is to re,
ceive for the statute . the munificent sum of $314-
J.:H Catikill," - of the Methothit Church,
who had just been stationed at Montrose by the
conference, at its recent session, at, Waverly. was
killed, by the discharge h of cannon on the fourth,
at Susquehanna, Pa. _
,111.taninzuzITALzez &minim —The work open
the road. has been suspended temporarily The
SmeMport (Pa ; ) Citizen rd the,lst instant saye:....
. 1 The corps of Ens;ineers located in this place Were
dimharged on . Tuesday list Ex Go'wertinr„lohn
stun h .e.been -East fin some • lime! [mai, trying to
obtain loan,: or secure money. for Ike. work ; but
nwitig to - the usual , tightness in the money, market,
he has Alfieri to do so. There is a alight pobabile
:ny that it may . go on this fall; if an, the letting
will take place - as - early tamtember.: The .road
bons; Pittsburg to,Kittaning,-: a disninee ofabouf 37
telioN Fill b l, 9 0 !cittori teadr for usel.'
In order JP Ogled; thispart' or the road,,it, hut been .
,necessaft to'coneentrate 'all the arallable:fotde in
thie* dine:o(in . 1) •
40si Orlifc.:2l, National Ditatnt ana lainese
About kelfirast nine o'clock on Wednesday
eiriening"eommented one of the most dwasuons
fires it hairiarely been our lot to record Owintio
some califianess in the handling of oliatebeabe.
hind the kenos of the National Theatre, at the cor.
ner..ot Ninth and Chesnut street. fire i via.erunrusi.
ideated fo'thiiiiiriel;irtid she flukes 'l.Preed with
a mpality-that defied all the.ciforno 01 the firemen.
A lurid glare was cam over. th, eby,•and the alarm
spread throughout the city. • .
The Nalionat Theatre was entirely destroyed*—
The audience escaped, we believe, without a single
Mr..Jilbert V. Sheppard,otteoftye_neton,atthe
Cireus, who hid been playing the leading pan in
•• Raymond !sink Agues, I was boated to death Im.
mediately tipon the the slain, tieing given, Mr.
Sheppard, in cumpanveith J. Weaver, low
comedian, milted torheir roosns'for.tberOfflole of
stripping nn !hell costumes. Mr. Sheppard was
dressed first s anJ Went out leaving Mn. Weatrifiiinn
telling him to beaten out. As Mr,Jiheppard pas
sed o.ri he •observed'. a lady fainting opposite t he
green room, and cooieyed-tier out into Ninth Street
to a place of safety. He then returned, twit is sup
posed, in search of his friend, Mr. Weaver, which
was the last seen of him omit his burnt and Charted
remains were found at 12 o'clock ylestelday.--
They were discoveged'in the ruins near hie dress
ing room. There was nothing' left of the body but
the spine and ribs. He was identified by a strip.
ed sock which its known he had on His re
mains were conveyed to the Adelphi Station by
his brother acre's. when an inquest was held upoo
it by Coroner Goldsmith.
The Chinese Museum building, in the rear of the
Theatre,—one or the most massive and extensive
structures m the country,—was entirely . des
The Girard House caught fire at the cornice,
which was of wood, but was eventually laved with
From the Museum and Theatre the flames spread
eastward, to the adjoining houses on Chesnut Sexi
sm streets. The buildings occupied by James S.
Earle's picture gallery, and Evans & Co.'s large
dry good store, were soon utterly destroeid
Many of the valuable pictures in M Earle's galle
ry were burned, as also a large amount of picture
names, looking glasses, and other stock.
The fire extended to the southeast, as far as
Eight and Sansom streets, where the assiduous
and unremitting exertions of the firemen checked
the progress of the flames The Girard House
was saved—the upper stories only beteg damaged
and much of the turutture spoiled by the deluge of
The total lost. by the fire it is now thou& will
not exceed 8200,000.
OPRRATIONB OY THY., /MOM that the
Secretary of the Treasury is dis disposed promptly
to remove all causes of complaint an regard to his
order requiring the officer, °Pate U S. mint to re
port to hem their monthly operations before giving
them to the public through the papers in Philadel
phia. The promptness with. which the statement
of deposer aid coinage at the mint in Philadelphia,
during the month of Ju, e, 1854. is published, is in
lavorable and acceptable contrast with the long de
lay. which attended the pubbcaiion ot the May re
port. The June report ap . stara in the Washington
Union, and horn which we learn that the gold hll
depottes were $4 060 000.. all except 86000
from Coltiorniu—tne silver deposits and purchases
6100.000 The total coinage execution, is recapi
tulated as follows:
No., of Pieces. ' Valca.
Gold coinage; 282 672 ___,. 63 411 784 56
Silver, .• 3 00-7711 - 15 433 040 00
Copper " (cents) 945.110 - 9.,451 10
Total no apes.. 4 322 922 total val. 3 854 274 66
Of the gold coinage no less than $2,894,248 56
was Bona into 927 bats.
Onto leseas etc Laws —A law recently passed
ni the Swe of Ohio contains very stringent provi
sions agemse the hands of the itinunietable non
resident companies ,that have set up business
throughout the State
.Their agents are compelled
in file answers with - ale State Auditor as to their
condition. atwell as to publish statements in the
newspapers. In cases of loss, agents who issued
the policy are forbitirlen to remit any money to
their principals until such loss is paid; and the pol
icy holder anti clainigni is empowered to stop the
money belonging to the home office in the hands
of every agent in the State until his loss is settled
The,penelties for vicili-ing the law are a fine of one
thousand 110110% and imprisonment. The West
has been overrun by rascalnies of this kmd, and
enfold mi-ery has been caused among classes who
were unable or too thoughtless to discriminate be
tween genuine and bogus institutions
AN INFERNAL MAcnteg —Cincinnati, June
Last everting a box was sent to the Marine Hovi,
tat, corner of Lottgworth street and Western Row,
and deposited in the room ui the Steward, J. H Al
About 10 o'clock, the steward and his .wife be
ing, alone in the room. opened ti e box, when it
exploded with terrible force, ma piing the bodies
of both in a horrible manner. Ire. Allison bad
both her arms blown off and and skull fractured,
while Mr. A was dreadfully m igled. Both have
The furniture, windows, ceiling of the rooms,
, were shattered to atoms The indications are,
that the 'box contained a bnmshell of about 6 inch
es in diameter. No clue has yet been discovered
to the perpetrators of this hellish act.
SHOCKING Aiwala.—The citizens of Marshall co,
Miss . were recently, as we learn from the Mem
phis Whig, 'brown irno a state of wild excitement,
by the perpetration al an outrage on a white 'co
man by a negro, and the subsequent maniere' the
woman by the olack fiend. The name of the wo
man in the case is Mrs. Redman. A rape was
committed on her person by the negro, while she
was out in the field, and on her screaming for help,
the ravisher choked her to death The corpse was
found, the negro accused of the crime, which he
confessed, the news spread like wild fire, and the
people gathered furious with excitement. The ne ,
gro was hanged by the neck on'il nearly dead, then
out down and hong by the heels and)afterwarde
shot by several persons in the crowd.
CROP,' IN Vutconti —The Wheat crop io the Dan
River Valley. ii is maid, will be very fair one, and
indicates a yield in all reipects highly satislactol
to the farmers In a fear places the rust has made
its appearance, but not in a way to, excite appre
hension of material damage The opportunities
for planting tobacco have not been very favorable,
but anch ashave passed-were embraced universally,
and the result is very large crop has been commen
ced The early plantings are in a fine state of for
wardness the land indicating the moat thorough
preparation. Oats generally are very short, and will
fall below the usual crop
A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH BLOWN UP BY GUN
PORIDRA —.BoRTON, July b.—The new 'Catholic
Church Al at Dorchester, in this State. was blown
up with gnnpowder and almost entirely destroyed
yesterday. These is considerable exciterdent.—
&fine accuse thAKnow Nothing... and others pay
the members of the Church had ileposi , ed powder
and aims there for the ,prittcc , i6tt ol the autEti,
and Mai the ..yplusion was accidental..
—The typhoid fever prevails in the county of
Halifax. Va, and severe/ death. have occurred
A number o ,fkaths have occurred in the harvest
fields,,enil on the.ilioeth. in lower Virginia ) from
the extreme beat of the weather.
—During J0n436,9 . 82 immigrants froni
'lived at New . Ye*, being 17,352 leas than during