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    know this is the third time you have spoken
these very words to me ? and that between
each of these times an interval of several
years has elapsed ?"
Ellen started in surprise : " This surely can
not be," she said.—" Have we ever met be
fore ?"
" Ho you remember spending a fortnight at
Mr. George Herbert's, when you were about
ten years old
" Yes, I remember that visit."
" And do you remember a boy by the name
of Arthur Punning, who visited therewith his
sister at the same time ?"
" Yes, 1 recollect liirn too."
" Well, 1 am Arthur Dunuing."
" Is it possible ?"
" Yes, quite possible. I>o you remember
one day, when that same Arthur Dunning was
about to demolish a play-house just construct
ed by Mary Herbert, how you laid your hand
upon his arm and said pleadingly, ' i wouldn't
do it ?'"
" I think I do have some faint recollection
of it now."
" You recollect, I presume, a visit paid to
your friend, Mrs. C., some five years ago."
" Very well."
" Do you recollect one evening, during that
visit, falling into the company of two or three
of the college students, who were discussing
the plan of combining to refuse obedience to
certain college regulations offensive to them ?"
" I think I remember the circumstance."
" And do you remember that one of them
appealed to you for your opinion, asking you
if you would advise those present to join in
the scheme, and thai you replied modestly,
but firmly and emphatically, ' I wouldn't do
it V "
"And was that student yourself?" asked
Ellen, wonderinglv.
"It was, and I didn't do it. If you recol
lect the fate of those who did, you will believe
that I never regretted it."
" Strange that we should have met at three
different times so far apart," said Ellen, mu
singly. " I did not recognize in you the stu
dent I ihet that evening."
" This is not strange, as you only saw me
that one evening. But the impression made
on my mind was far deeper," said Arthur, in a
tone which mantled the cheeks of Ellen with
blushes. " And now, Miss Hastings, will yon
not permit me to ask yon oe question ? Do
you not think you were destiued to be my
guardian angel ?"
Ellen's brightened color was the only an
swer to this question.
Arthur took her hund respectfully, aud in
low, earnest tones, said,
" Will you not walk with me through life,
dear Ellen, that you ever may whisper to me,
' I wouldn't do it,' when temptation invites me
to dangerous paths ? Is not the ready obe
dieuee I have yielded on such occasions when
you have been my kind mentor, a pledge that
I shall never turn a deaf ear to your gentlest
admonitions, but that it shall ever be yours
to mould me and guide me as you will ?"
Ellen gave no definite answer to these ques
tions that evening, but she did not refuse to
take them into serious consideration ; and in
the end, she did not refuse to become the wife
of Arthur Dunning.
We know not how often after their mar
riage, she had occasion to whisper in his ear,
" I wouldn't do it but, as her husband was
ever respected aud honored iu all the high
stations which he was called upon to fill, we
may rationally suppose, that female influence
had something to do with his prosperity after
marriage as well as before.— Ladies' Wreath.
Arrest of MoKim, the Alleged Murderer
of Norcross.
BI.OOMSBI RG, March 12.—McKim, the mur
derer of Mr. Norcross, was arrested yesterday,
by Aarou Wolff, at the Long Pond, North
Mountain, Luzerne county.
It appears that Aaron Wolff and E. A. B.
Koous of Bloomsburg, Pa., had some busiucss
which led them to cross the North Mountain,
a spur of the Alleghenics, and after riding
about ten miles they came to a road-side Inu,
knowu as the Pond Hotel. Here thev alight
ed, and when the hostler appeared to take
charge of the horses, the travelers recognized
iu the hostler the murderer of Norcross, the
published description which they had on their
persons suiting iu every particular the man
before them.
While McKim went to the stable irith the
horse, Wolff aud Koons entered the tavern,
nod after making a confidant of the landlord
ljorrowed a rifle loaded with ball. With this
they went into the yard, and as McKim came
came from the stable Wolff presented the rifle
at his breast, at the same time saying, " you
are vcanted." McKim at once apprehended
the cause of the action, and asked Wolff in a
trembling manner if he was an officer, to which
Wolff replied that he was, and intended to
take him in charge McKim made no resis
tance, but submitted quietly to the binding of
his arms. In this condition he was taken to
Bloomsburg, and from thence lie will be con
veyed to Harrisburg to await his trial.
McKim, when arrested, had one of the hand
bills on his person, giving a description of him
self, aud on his way to Bloomsburg acknow
ledged that he had traveled with Norcross
from Pittsburg, but positively denied having
killed him. lie says that he loved Norcross
as a brother, and would not have harmed him.
After his arrival at Bloomsburg, the excite
meat among the citizens of that place was
most intense, even to a lynching degree, but
by the precaution and firmness of the authori
ties. alt manifestation of that kind were nip
ped ia the bud.
McKim ia affable and polite in his manner,
and does not look much like a man who
would commit murder or be guilty of the ma
ny robberies imputed to him. But the truth
of these stories will be made manifest on his
trial, which will shortly take place.
RAlLßOAD.— Harrixburp, Marrh 12.—An acci
dent of a very serious character occurred up
on the Pennsylvania Railroad, westward of
this place. In one of the tunnels an emigrant
train was run iuto this morning by a freight
train. Five persons were killed and six injur
ed. Those wounded are not severely injured.
There was a great deal of anxiety prevailing
relative to this matter anterior to the receipt
of the true account, for the first rumor was
that the passenger train had been run into.
Telegraph of the 6th instant states that the
Americau State council, which met on the stb
at Aitona, has ratified the call, issued by the
opposition members of the Legislature, for a
State convention to uominate candidates for
Governor. Supreme Judge, and Canal Com
missioner. <u the 2." th instant
Extra Session of the U. S. Senate.
WASHINGTON', March 11,
Mr. Benjamin, from the Judiciary Commit
tee, to which was referred the Pennsylvania
contested election case, reported that from the
protest of certain members of the Senate and
House of Representatives of the Legislature
of Pennsylvania, it appeared that the grouuds
of the protest are : —First, that there was not
a concurrent majority of each House in favor
of the candidate declared to be elected ; and
secondly, that the Senate did not comply with
the requirement of the State laws, by appoint
ing a Teller, and making nominations, &<•., at
least one day previous to the meeting of the
joint Convention. In addition to these grounds,
was a third. The protest of the members of
the House of Representatives charges that the
election of Mr. Cameron was produced as they
are iuformed and believe, by corrupt and un
lawful means, involving certain members of
that hotly ; and they request the Seuate to
order an investigation, not only to inquire in
to the illegality of the election, but in order to
afford an opportunity to submit proof as to
the facts on which this charge rests. This,
the Committee say, is a general allegation, and
they cannot recommend the prayer to lie grant
ed, owing to the charge being too vague and
indefinite. There was not a single fact or cir
cumstance detailed as the basis of the general
charge ; nor was it alleged that the sitting
member participated in these corrupt means, or
had a knowledge of their existence. The Com
mittee could not, therefore, consider it neces
sary to appoint a roving commission to procure
proof of the alleged fraud, in order to deprive
a member of a seat to which he is entitled, as
the party charging corruption were charged
with ample power to investigate the matter.
If, on investigation, the charges be proven,
and if they believe the character of Mr. Ca
meron so involved that he should not be a
Senator, the result could be reported, and the
Senate could take further action. With re
gard to the first two points, the Committee re
gard the provisions of the law as merely di
rectory, and a failure to comply with them did
not make the election invalid. The Commit
tee asked to be discharged fiom the further
consideration of the subject.
Mr. Pugh dissented from the conclusions of
the majority of the Committee. The protest
was signed by forty-four members, who say
they have been iuformed and believe that cor
rupt and unlawful means, involving the action
of certain members of the Legislature, have
been used. It did not matter that the char
ges are not specific. The accusation came
from a responsible source, and was directly
made. It concerned the honor of the Seuate
and the security of the Government that no
rule of a merely technical character should
prevent the investigation of such a case. It
was more imperative, in view of the statue
passed at the last Congress for the detection
of corrupt practices by members of Congress.
He concurred in other points. The protes
tants should have an opportunity to be heard
before a committee of investigation.
Mr. Benjaman protested against any insinu
ation that the majority of the committee were
indisposed to investigate any charge of fraud
or corruntion to vitiate any election. No
charge whatever had beqp made against Mr.
Cameron. There was a general, vague state
ment, embodying no specific fact. If the con
testants can present any circumstances of time,
place and manner of corruption, let them do
Mr. Butler said the report was drawn in
conformity with the \iews of a majority of the
committee. He was sorry Mr. Pugh had dis
seuted. The usage of the Senate formerly
was, that uo minority report could be made,
but simply the paper read. He protested
against devolving on the Senate jurisdiction
to try cases of the corruption of State Legis
latures. Let the members who are so charg
ed be tried by their peers. It would be an
unsafe thing to send out a roving commission.
If Mr. Cameron should, on proper investiga
tion, be fouud implicated, he, for one, would
go for his expulsion. But let the Legislature
purge itself before it comes here to ask the
Senate to give it the medicine. He would
not try any man unless on specific charges on
which it was intended to convict him.
Mr. Pugh said that, in making the minority
report, he had followed the example set by
Mr. Butler. As to Mr. Benjamin's objection
that the charges were not specific, they were
as much so as charges generally were in cases
of contested elections ; but a direct charge was
made that corrupt means bad been used to
procure a certain election. He did not insinu
ate that the majority would investigate such a
charge. He had confined himself to the sub
ject before them, which the Committee propos
ed to dismiss without further notice. If it
should be proved that the charges arc fulse,
he would be gratified ; but for the purposes of
this discussion, it must be assured that the
protestauts have the character of reliable ac
Mr. Mason moved to go into executive ses
Mr. Stuart said this was a question of privi
lege, and involved the right of a member to a
seat, and took precedence of all other business.
Suppose you go into executive session, the
right of this member to vote may then be con
Mr. Bigler moved that the report be printed.
Mr. Cameron said that it was not uutil yes
terday that he hes.rd of this charge of corrup
tion. The whole protest was looked on as a
piece of humbug. More than twenty-five of
the signers had called on him to say that there
was nothing in it, but that they were compel
led to sign it lest they might give offense to
some of the leading men who can influence the
coming appointments. He could not say any
thing about corruption in Pennsylvania. He
was born there, and expected his body would
rest in that State. He could not believe any-
IKHIV there did a corrupt act ; but some gen
tlemen aspire to place the Legislature in such
a position that they may next year be elected.
He asked justice from the Senate, and that
they decide the case before they adjourn. If
they should tnru him out, he believed he would
be returned here. He was too proud of his
character to occupy a seat by any other than
honorable means. He came here to add to his
fame and character, and certainly could not re
sort to the influence of money in that connec
tion. It could scarcely be thought that a Se
nator could adopt such a disgraceful expedient.
Mr. Bigler desired no controversy, but he
was not willing to believe that twenty-five mem
bers of the Pennsylvania Legislature had tri
fled with the Seßate on this subject ; nor that
they had, since the election, said the protest
they had signed, and which be had the honor
to present, amounted to nothing and was " hum
bug." He could not take that assurance from
hu colleague. He bad the privilege of know
ing personally a large number of the signets
of that protest, and was williDg to bear testi
mony to their honorable character everywhere,
and must, therefore, testify to their honorable
motives. They might be mistaken as to mat
ters of form aud on questions of substance, so
far as they affected the rights of his colleague
to a seat ; but he did not believe that they
were moved in this act of grave responsibility
by other than pure motives. But for the un
happy remarks of his colleague, he would not
have troubled the Senate for a moment, but
he could not remain silent when an observation
was made involving the integrity of twenty
five members of the Legislature. He agreed
with his colleague that the charge of an elec
tion by fraud and corruption was a grave one,
and he was as slow to entertain the idea as
any man. He was proud of his native State,
and he had as exalted an opinion of the mem
bers of the Legislature as his colleague, but
he could not allow the impression to go out
that this allegation was trumped up without
any reasonable ground for the charge. The
party to which Mr. Cameron did not belong
elected a majority of the Legislature. The
Democrats were entitled to and exjjected the
Senator, yet they were disappointed, because
three members, in violation of their party
principles and the assurance of their friends,
voted for a member of the Republican party.
The members of the Legislature who thus cast
their votes aud became subjects of criticism,
were elected by large Democratic majorities.
One was elected by 2000, aud another by 1,-
500, and his colleague must be aware that the
allegation was promptly made by their con
stituents, that they had betrayed them from
improper motives. He united in the hope ex
pressed by Mr. Pugh, that there would be no
evidence of corruption. That was too dear a
price to pay for a seat here He could not
agree, considering the circumstances surround
ing this case, that it should be disposed of
without a full examination. He now asked
that the case might lie over, and the report of
the Committee on the Judiciary be printed.
Mr. Cameron replied that there had been no
time within the last twenty-five years, and his
colleague knew it, that there had not been
more than three men in the Pennsylvania Leg
islature, of any party opposed to him political
ly, who would have voted for him for any of
fice ; in the county of Schuylkill, where two
of the members resided, there never was a
time when a majority of the Democratic par
ty did not prefer him to any other public man ;
in the county of York, his colleague had rea
son to believe and know tlmt there had always
beeu a large portion of the Democratic party
favorable to liira [Cameron] ; and when Big
ler was nominated for Governor, he [Mr. Ca
meron] got the delegates from that county to
vote for him. Many gentlemen voted for him
[Cameron] from personal preferences. But
he did not desire to discuss this question, and
asked the Seuate to decide it at once.
Mr. Bigler replied that his colleague had
said he had a large body of personal friends
who adhered to him with great tenacity. He
maue no issue with him on that point ; but so
far as concerned the members of the Legisla
ture from Schuylkill and York, he [Mr. Came
ron,] would scarcely coutend that they were
elected to vote for him ; on t[>e contrary, they
were elec.ed to vote for a Democrat. One of
these gentlemen went into the Democratic cau
cus and voted for the nominee. As for the
circumstance that at one time, when acting
with the Democratic party, his colleague fa
vored his (Mr. Biglers) nomination, he eonld
hardly see what bearing that had ou this case.
He did that when he was a member of the
Democratic party.
Mr. Foote submitted the following resolu
tion :
Resolved, That Simon Cameron is entitled
to a seat upon this floor as a legally chosen
Senator from the State of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Benjamin offered a resolution that the
Secretary of the Senate obtain for the use of
the Senate, from the report of the decisions
of the Supreme Court, 20,000 copies of the
opinions of the Judges in the case of Dred
Scott, and that the same be paid for at a rate
not exceeding fifteen cents per 100 pages, pro
vided (he same be stitched, with paper covers,
in pamphlet form.
After an Executive session, the Senate ad
journed till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock.
WASHINGTON, March 13. —1n the Senate to
day, in reference to the contested seat from
Pennsylvania, it was agreed on all sides that
the informalities presented in the protest do
not affect the right of Mr. Camerou to his
seat ; and it was held, also, that the question
of alleged fraud and corruption in the election
properly belonged to the Legislature of Penn*
sylvania, and not to the Senate. The resolu
tion declaring Mr. Cameron entitled to his seat,
as a legally chosen Senator, was withdrawn by
Mr. Foote, who offered it. The Committee on
the Judiciary having been discharged from the
further consideration of the subject, the whole
matter rests where it is.
cipal writer of our national music is said to be
Stephen C. Foster, the author of "Uncle Ned,"
" O Susannah," Ac. Mr. Foster resides near
Pittsburg, where he occupies a moderate clerk
ship, upon which, and a percentage ou the sale
of his songs, he depends for a living. He
writes the poetry as well as the music of his
songs. These are sung wherever the english
language is spoken, while the music is heard
wherever men sing. In the cotton fields of
the South, among the mines of California and
Australia, in the sea-coast cities of China, in
Paris, in the London Prison—everywhere, in
fact his melodies are heard. " Uncle Ned"
was the first. This was publshed in 1845,
and reached a sale unknown till then iu the
music publishing busiuess. Of " The o<d
Folks at Home" 100,000 copies have been
sold in this country, and as many more in
England. "My Kentucky Home " and " Old
Dog Tray " each had a sale of about 70,000.
All his other songs had a great run. All his
compositions are simple, but they are natural,
and find their way to the popular heart and
link themselves indissolubly with its best as
PANTHER KILLED. —On the 4th inst., while
Messrs. Gardner and Eastman were hunting
in Elk County, of this state, they killed a she
panther measuring eight feet six inches from
tip to tip. It was killed after a desperate
struggle. The bounty for killing these var
mints is sl2.
generally understood that the committee of
ways and means of the House of Representa
tives, to whom the subject was referred will
report favorably to the project of erecting a
suitable mansion on the public grounds at
Harrisbnrg, for the residence of the Governor
of the State.
Sliarsbag illormnn, Hlarcb 19, 1837.
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publican State Convention, for the
nomination of Candidate* for Governor and other State
officers, will he held at Harrishurg on Wednesday, the
25th of|Marcb, 1867. Each District will elect Delegate*
in the usual manner, equal in nnmlierto its representation
in the two houses of the State Legislature ; and no person
will 1* entitled, by substitution, to represent a district in
which he does not reside. CHARLES GIBBONS,
Chairman of State Executive Committee.
In another column we publish the pro
ceedings in the Senate, in reference to the right
of Senator CAMERON to his seat in that body.
It will be observed, that the Senate treated
the protest of the members of the Legislature
with deserved contempt, and properly rebuked
the allegations of corruption, unsubstantiated
as they were by a particle of evidence.
I©~ The Legislature met in joint Conven
tion, on Wednesday, 11th inst., and re-elected
11. S. MAGRAW, State Treasurer, he having
68 votes ; JACOB DOCK 58.
graphic despatch from Washington, dated on
Monday, says that late on Sunday evening the
President received a telegraphic despatch from
Gov. Geary, dated St. Louis, informing him
that he had resigned the governorship of Kan
sas, to take effect the last of this month. He
does not state the reasons which have induced
him to pursue this course ; but the President
is perfectly aware what they are.
He has encountered difficulties and embar
rassments ever since he had the row with Judge
Lecompte, and he asked Geu. Pierce to remove
him. He promised to do it, but never did ;
at least Gov. Geary performs all the functions
of his office in that Territory.
Governor Geary will be at Washington in a
few days, when the Administration will urge
upon him to change his mind, and go back ;
and if he desires it, Lecompte and every other
office holder in the Territory, who has thrown
any embarrassment in his way, will be removed.
—lu coiisequeuee of the constantly enlarging
demand for their own School Books, IVJSON A
I'HINNEY, 321 Broadway,New-York,have been
induced to decline their general and miscellane
ous Book Trades, and henceforth to restrict
their business mainly to the publication and
sale of their American Educational Series, and
other School Books, Stationary, Ac.
This firm is now the most extensive publish
er of School Books in the United States, issu
ing most all the Educational Works iu general
use, embracing School and College Text books,
Ac. The house has the very highest reputa
tion for probity and business habits.
the cursory examination we have been enabled
to give this work, we are fully satisfied of its
great value and convenience to every reader.
The necessity for an Atlas to accompany gene
ral reading must have impressed itself upon
the mind of every one. The Agent for this
County, Mr. J. O. BROWN, is now engaged in
canvassing for subscribers, and will exhibit the
work, the value of which caunot fail to strike
every person in the least accustomed to read
TOWASIU, March 16,1857.
From a partial examination of the Diamond Atlas, An
cient and Modern, ljy Morse & Colby, we take pleasure in
recommending it as a valuable compeud for family read
ing and reference ; containing succinct historical notes,
complete statistics, maps with township lines, and various
items of practical importance and of general utility.
Wednesday last, the two negroes who recently
escaped from Bath Jail, passed through Wells
boro, Pa, with two fine horses and buggy.—
Their character was ascertained, and the Sher
iff of Tioga County started in pursuit of them,
and succeeded in apprehending the fugitives a
short distance from Wellsboro'. The horses
were stolen from Painted Post.
One of the most terrible Railroad ac
cidents we have ever been called on to chroni
cle, is that lately occurring on the Canada
Great Western, the particulars of which we
give At the latest account, sixty dead bo
dies had been recovered from the wreck, but
it is feared all have not been found;
in this State, on Friday last, has resulted in a
complete Republican triumph. HAILE, Re
publican, is elected Governor by about 3000
majority, with a large majority of Senators
and Councilors, the same way, and the entire
delegation in Congress.
Hon. D. T. DISNKY, formerly a mem
ber of Congress from Ohio, died at Washing
ton OD Saturday last, of pnucmonia.
had the pleasure of attending a portion of the
closing exercises of the Winter Term on Thurs
day last, which were in every way creditable
to both teachers arid scholars. There will be
a vacation of three weeks, the Spring Term
opening on the Ist day of April, and closing
on the 4th of July.
The Institute has labored under many em
barrassments and financial difficulties for the
past, but it has already done a good work, and
become an ornameut to our village, and of
great public ntility. We trust that the exer
tions of its friends will be rewarded by the suc
cess which will make it a permanent and thriv
ing institution.
It has now in training many promising scho
lars who will form next fall a Freshman
and Sophomore Class. It has also already
sent oot a large number of teachers from its
Normal department, well qualified to impart
instruction to others.
The specimens we have seen from the
Marble establishment of F. H. BALDWIN, at
WaverJy, have been highly creditable, both as
regards material, and the execution of the work.
Mr. G. H. POWERS, who does the cutting for
the establishment, has mnch experience, and
good taste, and sends out some of the best let
tering we have ever seen. Nothing adds to
the beauty of a monument as much as this, as
the most elegant marble is disfigured, if the
work upon it is not correctly aud tastefully ex
some time after the adjournment of congTess to
find out what passed aud what did not. There
were forty-seven public acts and resolutions
passed, and about three times that number of
private bills, mostly for individual relief.—
Among the public acts was one to purchase a
suitable steamer as a revenue cutter ; one for
a wagon road from the Rocky mountains to
the eastern portion of California, with military
posts thereon ; one to iucrease the pay of offi
cersjof the array ; an act to promote the efficien
cy of the navy ; the foreign coins and new cent
bill ; one authorizing the people of Minnesota
to form a state constitution preparatory to ad
mission into the union ; the bill modifying the
tariff ; oue to ascertain and fix the relative
value of the coins of Great Britain and the
United States ; one to prevent counterfeiting
of coins of the United States ; an act to expe
dite telegraphic communication for the uses
of the Government in its foreign intercourse,
which Congress will be sorry it passed and the
President that he ever signed it; and an act
granting public lands to Minnesota and Ala
bama, to aid in constructing railroads. These
are all the bills of general interest, except the
appropriation bills for tbe expenses of Govern
ment, all of which passed. The bill to distri
bute the surplus revenue now in the Treasury
among the several states of tbe Union, which
had been passed by tbe House, was not con
sidered in the Senate, and, therefore, did not
pass. Neither did the bill to extend the opera
tion, for five years, of the act to continue the
half pay to certain widows and orphans. The
bill to refund money advanced in 1790 by the
States of Virginia and Maryland to aid it the
erection of the public buildings was also lost.
GIVE HIM THE SLIP. —A complaint was
made before Justice GALATIAN, yesterday mor
ing, by COLUMBUS PALMER, a farmer, against
JAMES SMITH and JOHN BROWN, alleging that
that they came to his house in Troy, Bradford
County, Thursday morning, and engaged his
team for the pnrpose of going to Athens.—
IN the night those men took his team, and
loading a wagon with furniture started for
Elmira. Mr PAI.MF.R, in the morning, suppos
ing all things were not as they should be, and
learning that the men had not gone to Athens,
but hearing they had come in this direction,
started in pursuit of them. On arriving in this
village the warrant was issued, and Mr PAL
MER, in company with Officer GARR, proceeded
in direction of Coming, whither GARR and
PALMER went in pursuit, but did not succeed in
finding them.— Elmira Republic.
of Dr. Kane were received in Philadelphia on
Wednesday afternoon last, and deposited in
the Independence Hall, from which place the
funeral procession took place, on Thursday.
The greatest respect has been paid the remains
of the deceased, ever since their departure from
Havana. The event seems to have penetrated
the mind of the nation, as a public calamity,
and every one is desirous of honoring the
memory of him who had so many of the ele
ments of true greatness in him.
ACCIDENT.—A brakeman named JAMES
BROCKWAY, from Cooperstown, N. Y., fell from
a freight car on the Southern Division last
Friday night, the whole train passed over him,
killing him instantly. His head was completely
severed from his body, and was found several
feet from the spot where he fell. He was not
missed until the train arrived at junction, we
understand, and his body was not found until
the next morning, having been passed over in
the meantime by three coal trains.— Scranton
BOSTON. —The Boston papers contain an ac
count of the supposed poisoning of Mrs Lavina
Briggs, of Stoughton, and the arrest of her
husband, Hosea Briggs, and a young woman,
Miss Adaline Drake, as the supposed authors
of her death. Mrs. Briggs' body was taken
up, and charcoal tests were applied, which
showed arsenic in the stomach and bowels. The
case is now under examination.
anan is his nephew, James Buchanan Henry.
He was admitted to the bar a year or two ago,
and had commenced the practice of law in Phil
adelphia when he was summoned to his duties
in Washington. Mr. Sydney Webster, 'the
predecessor in office of Mr. Henry, will return
to New Hampshire and resume the practice of
his profession.
SENATOR SUMNER. —Senator Sumner took
his seat in the U. S. Senate a few days before
the 4th of March, and was warmly welcomed
by his friends, but no Southerner approached
him. Mr. Sumner has since sailed on the
Steamer Fulton from New York intending to
spend some time on a tour through Europe.
The Young Men's Republican Association gave
liitu a parting salute ot 109 gnus.
Frightful Railroad Catastrophe^
Disaster oil the Great Western Railroad-\
Tram Precipitated into a Canal—Fiak,
Persons Reported Killed.
TORONTO, March 12.-A dreadful accident
occurred on the Great Western Railroad
The train which left Toronto this
for Hamilton, ran off the bridge at the I) ts
Jardine's Canal, above Hamilton, precipitati
the engine baggage car and two passe, Jr'
cars into the water. The locomotive and bfJ
gage car passed over the bridge in safety hni
the two rear cars, containing one hundred and
twenty passengers, fell through, and between
sixty and eighty persons are supposed to have
been killed ou the spot. Among the kilhd
are— cu
Samuel Zimmerman, the banker and con
tractor. .
Samuel Zimmerman was a native of P enn
sylvania, and some years ago went to Canada
and be< ome a contractor on some of thereat
public works of the province. lie amassed
there a large fortune.
Mr. Street, the millionareof Niagara Fall*
together with his sister and mother in-law '
Many of the bodies have not vet been ta
ken from the water, and the names of but few
have been ascertained. The passengers who
escaped death are ull more or less inaiHed
Most of them ore injured beyond recoverv
The doctors are leaving Torouto to attend the
The passengers were nearly all Canadians
as the train was running between Toronto and
Hamilton, yet there were several American's in
the cars.
The bridge partially broke down, and the
cars, one on top of the other, fell a distance of
at least forty feet
The excitement caused by this terrible ca
tastrophe is beyoud precedent. Parliament
adjourned the moment it lieard of the acci
dent. Nothing has heretofore occurred in this
vicinity that has created such profound grief
BUFFALO, March 13.— We learn the follow
ing particulars of the railroad accident at Ha
i milton, C. W., from a gentleman who left the
sceue of disaster this morning. The accident
occurred ou the Great Western Railway at
!at the bridge over the Des Jardines Canal
which is elevated some sixty feet above water'
| The bridge swings, and it is supposed that
the train which passed for tle East a short
I time before, had sunk the bridge so much that
j the locomotive of this train was obstructed bv
the abutment to such a degree that the pas
senger cars were raised up and thrown into the
The train was the local accommodation from
I Goron to Hamilton, and left Toronto at 4 o-
I clock yesternoon. The immlx-r of passengers
was estimated at from seventy five to one hun
dred, of whom only "fifteen were taken alive
from the wreck, and of these five have since
died. The water in the canal is eighteen feet
deep, and nearly all those not immediately kill
ed were drowned.
The engine and tender with the emrinecr
and fireman, were pitched headlong into the
Canal, and are buried twenty feet below the
surface. The baggage car and two passeneer
cars are completely shattered, and one of the
latter turned bottom side upwards and nearly
When our informant arrived this morning,
the parties were still bnsy in extricating the
bodies front the wreck. In an outhouse ad
joining the Station House at Hamilton, about
fifty or sixty corpses of men, women, and chil
dren were laid one the floor. No inquiry iuto
the cause of the occideut had yet been" had.
Most of the passengers were from Hamilton,
Toronto, and the adjoining towns. Sanil. Zim
merman, of Niagara Falls ; Isaac Buchanan,
of Hamilton, Vice-President of the Road, and
Captain Twohey, a popular commander on
Lake Ontario, are among the victims
Only one of the lady passengers was saved,
and she was considerably cut aiul bruised. A
German lad, in the hind car, seeing the con
ductor hastily retreating to the back door, took
alarm and followed hiui, and he, the conduc
tor, and two others were the only ones who
escaped with trifling injuries. Mr. C.J Brid
ges, the Managing Director of the Great Wes
tern Railway, and Dr. Macklem aud Mr.
Thomas Street, of Chippewa, were on the
train, and although considerably injured, es
caped with their lives.
The following is a list of the bodies recog
nized up to this morning. Donald Stuart,
Rev. A. Boaker, the father of Mayor Boa
ker ; Erastus W. Green, and a little girl, the
daughter of Mr. J. H. Clark, all of Toronto,
James Gannon and Thos. BCIKSOD, of Port
Hope ; John Sharp, Bookbinder, A Grant.
Mr. Russell, of the firm of Mellest, Merrell
& Russell of Brant ford ; Joseph Barr of Chi
cago, and John C. Henderson of Hamilton.
In one of the Compauy's buildings lay the
bodies of sixteen men, two women and one
child, and of these bnt three were recognized
—Edward Puffield, Rev. Dr. Heisseeand J no.
Morley. The remains of Mr Zimmerman will
be taken to his residence at Niagara Falls this
afternoon. He was in the baggage car at the
time of the accident.
[From the Rochester Democrat of Saturday morninp i
Mr. Simeon Sinsebough of Ithaca, who
came direct from Hamilton yesterday after
noon, saw the body of the engineer extricat
ed from the water before he left. As many
as seventy jersons were believed to be killw
at this terrible casualty. The most intcuse ex
citement prevailed at Hamilton and other pie
ces in Canada, some one or more persons froui
the towns along the road having been num
bered among the dead. Beside the newspaper
vender, whose name is given elsewhere, we can
not learu that any one from this city or ne'e
borhood was among the unfortunate passcu
A gentleman who was at the scene . vc?u J t
day morning, says passengers from the
crossed on the ice aud took cars on this sue o
the bridge. Western-bound >
to pass the bridge in the same way. lie
cribes the excitement as intense and agonizi.i.-
He saw sixty-three bodies lying at the t-ta K.
House. The foremost car was shattered m
very small fragments. Its destruction was
complete as to be a matter of surprise.
Another prominent contractor, whose 11 a
our informant does not remember, was
ed to be among the lost, some articles je c
ing to him having been found in the wret
His body, however, had not been recover
The conductor had taken up 90 pUN-en.
tickets, showing that at least that num e
persons must have been ou the train.
THE SUGAR INTERESTS dislike to come i
in their prices. Iu Cuba the planter* 11
combined to keep it up, hut letters from
vana say they will be unable to do so af e
present delivery, and that the price niu*
down. Well, the consumers will not onjee