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TIE RAFTSIIAH'S JOURNAL.
Weinetaay, November 8, 1854.
K7 Those of our patrons who desire to pay
their subscriptions, advertising, &c, with pro
duce, can hare the opportunity.'
SECRETARY OF STATE.
Among others, we frequently hear the name
of our friend Saxdeesox, of the Daily News,
favorably mentioned for Secretary of State.
Mr. Sanderson, is a clever fellow, has a thor
ough knowledge of the politics of the State,
and would no doubt make a good officer.
L GOV. POLLOCK AND THE PRESIDENCY.
"We see that a large number of our exchan
ges have hoisted the name of the lion. James
Pollock, as the American candidate tor Pres
ident in 1856. Although we regard the move
ment as premature, at this time, we are still
in favor of Pennsylvania taking a high posi
tion, and embracing the first opportunity to
furnish one President ; and we know of no
man surround with more auspicious circum
stances, or who has a stronger hold on the
feelings of all true Americans, than Gov. Pol
lock. We think there is no State in the Union
that has stronger claims to the next President
than the "Old Keystone." And now that we
have a candidate, whose character, principles,
and ability have been endorsed by the largest
majority ever given to any occupant of our
gubernatorial chair, it is right and proper that
we should urge our claims, "and have those
TIIE POST OFFICE AGAIN.
There are a few questions we should like to
have answered by some of the Post Office in
cumbents in this region, and along the route
to Philadelphia. ...
How does it come that it takes our papers
Jive days to reach Philadelphia, when others
starting from the same point reach it in two ?
What becomes of our Daily papers, mailed
ns regularly every day, at Philadelphia, and
which we never receive, on an average, more
than twice a week ? For six days we were an
eye witness to the fact of their being mailed.
yet on returning home we found that but one
had been received !
How does it come that we so often receive
documents in the Western, that should come
in the Eastern mail, five or six days behind
their time ?
But above all, how does it come that a letter
which was written to ns from Philadelphia dn
ring our absence, was opened and answered over
our signature, while we were still in the City ?
The letter and the forgery arc both in our
hands, and can be seen by any person who may
think proper to call on us for that purpose.
The answer is dated at Curwensville.
When the above questions are answered we
shall have something more to say on the sub
ject. In the meantime we shall take legal
measures to solve the last.
There is in this world a class of persons,
who, in their own estimation, are superior to
the rest of mankind; who set themselves up as
the exclusive and peculiar patterns of morali
ty, decency, Christianity, and good manners ;
who claim to be the very flower of aristocracy;
and whose delicate olfactories are unpleasant
ly titilated by the vicinity of a mechanic,
working-man, or "plebiaa." ITaving, perhaps,
accumulated a little money, they smother re
collections of the past, despise the instruments
of their success, shudder with horror if the
fact is forced upon them that their pale hands
were once stained with honorable toil, and look
down with loathing and contempt upon all
those who are compelled to labor for a living.
In nearly every village and hamlet such pale
faced exclusivcs may be found, flourishing like
sickly plants, in a dark, damp vault, with few
companions, and commanding the pity and
commiseration of all those who enjoy the bright
light of noonday. These miserable "codfish
aristocrats," without the "family" which they
worship, and who can trace their boasted ge
nealogy back to the shoe-maker's bench, the
tailor's board, or the farmer's rude log-cabin
passtheir time in slandering their more humble
. neighbors, and through their cooks, chamber
maids, and wash women, transmit their vile
slanders and pestilential gossips to those with
whom they are "above" r!) holding personal
communication. . .
Professing to be the devout followers of a
meek and spotless Saviour, these 'christian
aristorats,' can yet lend themselves to the en
. couragement of that degrading vice, which of
all others is the most putrid, loathsome, and
disgusting, by pandering to the filthy appetites
of gossips and tale-bearers, and drinking in
their slimy, malicious and black-hearted slan
Such . miserable creatures, wno arc a nm
sance and putrefying sore to any community
should be unmasked and exposed. They feed
upon the pure and noble heart, and the repu
tation, that, knowing no wrong, fears no stain
and heeds not the secret foe until the fiend
ish shaft strikes home. Pluck from them their
mask of hypocrisy, and you disclose the hid
deous linements of a fiend of hell, clothed in
the garb of Christianity ! '
- It would almost seem in these days of chicken-hearted
judges and juries, that crime had
become obsolete. It has absolutely become a
matter of public curiosity , to know why, if
there is a legally and clearly defined offence,
judges and juries have so much difficulty in
convicting prisoners, how it comes that a
juror so far forgets his oath to 'try the prison
er according to the evidence," as to return a
verdict of acquittal when he feels, in truth,
that the prisoner is guilty of the crime ?
Within the past year how many in our own
county have escaped 'scot free' who ought to j
have received punishment for their onen
ces? And what are the consequences?
Whv crimes are being multiplied around us
Property is no longer safe, and even life is in
danger. The midnight incendiary is prowl
ing about with his lighted torch, illuminating
the heavens with the red glare ot burning
buildings, and the destruction of property,
merely to gratify his feelings of revenge, and
singular to say, no effort is made to bring him
to justice, or if there is, it is rendered abor
tive by a hearing on Ilabeas Corpus, and dis
charing him on his own recognizance !
It is time that something should be done to
bring the criminals, who are repeatedly cscap-
ng the just penealty of their crimes, to jus
tice. The officers throughout the county
should be constantly on the look out, and
when they succeed in arresting prisoners, our
judges who grant them a hearing on Ilabeas
Corpns, should remember that they are not to
pass upon the question of guilt or innocence,
nor to fix the punishment. It is their duty to
see that the prisoner is not improperly depri
ved of his liberty, but that there is just cause
to suspect him of the commission of the crime,
and wherever there is sufficient reason for
binding him over a t all, there is reason for do
ing it in such a manner as will compel his ap
Justice tardy and nail administered, only
encourages crime. It snows mat onences may
be committed with impunity, and gives evi
dence of no extraordinary tenderness of feel
ing, but merely exhibits a vassilating judg
ment. Judges and juries have duties to per
form towards the public, as well as to the
prisoner, and the escape of any criminal in
flicts a most serious evil on society.
After a tiresome and tedious journey of two
weeks, we again find ourself seated in the 'old
arm chair,' enjoying one of Hemphill's ex
cellent Regalias, and preparing 'copy' for the
'imp' who stands at our shoulder. During our
adsence we had the pleasure of becoming ac
vuainted with a large number of our brethren
of the quill, to whom, one and all, we beg
leave to return our heart-felt thanks for their
hospitality and kindness.
To Maj. Bareett and Capt. Blair, the gen
tlemanly proprietors of the Mount Vernon,
we are also indebted, and would recommend
their house, as one of the best in the city.
Visiters from Clearfield, are most cordially
welcomed, and are soon made to feel 'at home.'
Wherever von find such a 'flock.' of editors as
thronged the Mount Vernon while we were
there, you may rely upon its being a 'good
We were pleased to hear our railroad so fa
vorably spoken of in the East, and we were
repeatedly urged to call upon our citizer.3 to
go to work. It must not be permitted to lay
idle ; if we desire to succeed we must keep
moving. Let the boons be opened, the amount
of stock limited, say to $500,000, and the sub
scriptions received on condition of that sum
being raised. Let some of our influential
men be appointed a committee to secure stock,
and our word for it, in less time than it takes
to talk about it, we will have stock enough ta
ken to grade the road. Come, you influential
citizens, and wealthy men, who have been do
ing so much Mind work, where are you? Now
is the time to test your sincerity. Go to work
in good earnest, and we can have the road.
UNITED STATES SENATOR.
In a large number of onr exchanges we see
the name of Col. A. G. Ci run, of Centre
county, mentioned in connection with the of
fice of United States Senator. That such a
selection would be acceptable to the people of
this section of our State, there can be no
doubt. Not only because of his distinguish
ed and laborious services in tha late contest,
than whom, no single individual in the Com
monwealth done more towards achieving our
glorious victory, but because of his command
ing talents, known integrity, and correct prin
To the people of Clearfield, Col. Ccrtix
seems like a fellow citizen, and his elevation
to this distinguished position would be hailed
with delight by all those who throng our
Courts, listen to his brilliant arguments, and
receive his cordial greeting. He is known to
us all as a brilliant orator, an accomplished
scholar, a profound lawyer, and an estimable
man, who would represent the interests of his
native State with fidelity, ability and honor.
It is conceded by all that his long services
to his party, his laborious and disinterested
exertions in the late contest, together with his
fearless defence of American principles, and
his bold and withering denunciation of th
Nebraska iniquity, all point to him as the man,
above all others, who should receive this high
mark of favor at the hands of the party he
has done so much to place in power. We feel
confident, from the feeling manifested in his
favor in Philadelphia, and other sections of
the State which we have recently visited, that
he is the strongest man named for the posi
tion, and that he is the candidate of the peo
pie, who will demand of their representatives
Applicants for office under the new Admin
istration are as numerous as flies in a niolas
sea hogshead. Among those spoken of for
Lazzarretto Physician, no one is more favora
bly mentioned than Thos. W. Tatlor, M. D.
of Philadelphia. lie would discharge the du
ties of the appointment with abilty and credit
From the Seat of War.
"Since the previous reports, events have not
progressed much in the Crimea. The plot,
however, is thikening, and the grand drama I
must soon be enacted. All eyes are now fixed
upon that spot of the Earth's surface, and the
world is impatient for more tragic develop
ments. The allied forces are beseiging Sebas-
topol, and we may, ere long, hear the result.
Both sides arc in good spirits.
A large fire occurred on the night of the 4th
inst.i in Eutaw street, by which Knabe & Gale's
extensive piano factory was destroyed... Sever
al contiguous buildnigs were fired by the fiames,
and consumed, or materially damaged. Loss
heavy. The walls of the factory fell in, by which
many persons, it is supposed,were buried alive.
The Virginia Agricultural Fair closed on
the 4th.. Ex-President Tyler addressed the
Mechanics' Institute', at Richmond.
neavy failures occurred on Saturday, in con
sequence of the four and eight month notes
falling due. The amount protested reaches
nearly three millions of dollars, and produced
an intense exciinent.
The British Government have determined to
abandon all assertion of the Mosquito Protec
torate, as far as San Juan is concerned, and
will leave the sovereignty of that place to be
settled between the claimants without doing
more than maintain the provisions of thoClay
ton-Bulwer Treaty as regards the freedom of
ho tnrt nnrt transit, route. At the same time
-'" t'.- -
the claims of bona-fide British subjects for
daniaees from the late bombardment of the
town will alone be urged by the Cabinet of St.
James. We shall be gratified to find the in
The Washington Star states that the Gov
ernment have received official information that
immense numbers of Kansas emigrants are
now on their return home.
J. G. Guthrie, Secretary of the U. S. Trea
sury, and Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War,
have returned to Washington. The former is
suffering from the effects of the Louisville ac
dent. From the Plains.
Mr. Henry Livingston, who reached San Di
ego, a short time since, in company with John j
Stein and S. Simon, furnished The San Diego j
Herald with the following intelligence :
"During the two days' stay of Mr. L. at the I
crossing of the Colorado, a report was brought
in to the effect that a coninanv of immigrants,
composed of fifty persons, all from Texas,wtre
murdered near the Pimos Villages, by a band
of Apaches, on the 31st of August. There
were several women and children in the train.
who, it is feared, were doomed to a more hor
rid fate.' All the cattle, COO in number, togeth
er with the provisions, were carried off by the
Indians, leaving the wagons in the road. This
news was brought by a train which was at the
time a few hours' travel in the rear, but which
happily escaped attack.
"Near Tucson, about the same time, a par
ty of twenty Americans were eating their din
ner, when a band of fifteen Indians made a de
scent upon them, and carried off 7 of their finest
horses, without a shot being fired byeitherpar-
ty, altho' the Americans were well armed, out
numbering them, and witnessed the outrage.
"Another party, a few miles on the other
side of Tuesen, were attacked, one American
killed, and twenty-seven horses taken. The
parties before mentioned were all from Texas.
"The Apaches are becoming more trouble
some and more formidable every day, and al
most every train which enters within their
range will be more or less harrassed by them.
It is rumored at the river that more immi
grants aie now on this route, through Texas,
than have ever been before."
Gwin is working might and main to be re
elected to the U. S. Senate. What the result
will be is impossible to tell. It is doubtful
whether Gwin can get the support of his own
faction, the chivalry, and the chivalry men in
the Legislature number, all told, only 4G oat
of 113. The Whigs have 24 on joint ballot,
but they have no hopes for the Senatorship,
The Broderick men have 23, and don't know
what to do. They are uudecided whether to
go into caucus with the other wing, or to stick
to Broderick and fight it out, or drop Broder
ick, who is becoming a drag, and fight it out
From all parts of the State the news is en
couraging. While the mines still yield pro
fusely, the agricultural districts send forth
their wealth in grain and other products of the
soil. This climate is peculiarly favorable to
the farmer, inasmuch as he can defnnitely de
pend on the proper kind of harvest weather.
Ever since the commencement of the harvest
season, we have been exempt from rain, which
gives ample time for the careful curing and
preparation of fruits of the soil for market. :
Iron ore has been found in the Platte Vally
in this territory. On the night of the 16th
ult., a large nnmbei of horses were stolen by
Indians from P. A. Sarpy's herd at Belle-
view. A company of men had started in pnr-
snit. On the same day Major George Hepner,
accompanied by six men, started with the
Otoe Chiefs to select a location for that tribe,
somewhere on Blue river, near new Fort
Kearny. At Belleview active preperations
are being made for the erection of buildings.
A hotel, printing office, and several private
dwellings will soon be completed and occu
From the Sandwich Itlands.
The Government is awaiting the action of
the United States Administration upon the
treaty sent to Washington. Mr. Gregg, our
Commissioner has been laid up with an attack
similar to the Panama fever, to which all
strancrers are liable at the Islands, but had re-
Unpleasant the weather.
Closed the Crystal Palace.
Scarce money and pretty girls.
Republicanism a "Sovereign" contempt.
Got loose the man who stuck to a point.
Prevailing the yellow fever at Baltimore.
Sid the Oysters, and those who eat them.
Law proceedings cobwebs of the dark ages.
Up in the figures flour. Only $12 per barrel.
Thid applicants for office, as fleas about a saw
Suspended the Jefferson Star, until it can pro
cure a supply of paper.
Great discovery a balloon for lifting people out
Few ami far between pencil notes, and Angel's
Ordered a telescope to hunt it the preacher who
lost sight of his subject.
WnnteJ a trnad stron? adhesive Tlaster, to
make bt,sy-bodies stick to their own business
High our Court House steeple, and the price
of printing paper. The latter especially.
A thought for business men .Never trade with
a "six-footer." lie is capable of 'overreaching."
Under lunar influence the City of London.
Alderman Moon has boen elected Mayor.
Oysters by the Can, or in any other way can be
had of James Alexander, at Tyrone City. Send
on your orders.
Belle a beautiful, but useless insect without
wings, whose colors fade on being removed from
Of course.. When Shakespere said, who steals
my purse steals trash, he meant to signify that it j
was filled with Indiana money.
Remember that labor is necessary to excellence.
This is an eternal truth though vanity cannot be
taug'ut to believe, or indolence to heed it,
Right. A foughkeepsie school master has been
fined S365 for whipping a girl seventeen years of
Disappearing. The Roman hierarchy in Ire
land. Six years ago there were 5000 priests there
now there are but 2000.
Advanced the price Ihe proprietors of newspc.
pers in Cincinnati!. Their patrons have sustained
them in the movement.
Polite, very. An exchange speaking of a wo
man's Right's Convention gays "persevere ladies
--petticoats will raise by and by."
Aninfal.'ihle rule. There is but one rule with-
out an exception, that "there is no rule without an
Congress. the last session of the 23d Congress
will commence on the first Monday in December
and wHl close on the 3d of March following.
Growing facetious A ' Democratic ravr." Has
the valliant Captain of the 'Chincklecamoose Ran
gers' a finder in the pie?
Plenty trolYicks of all kinds. 'Butter boillns,'
woodchoppings,5 -apple pairings, 'quiltings. &c.
We're a full team, and no mistake.
Touch not, tiiste not.haiiJie not. This will ap
ply to many articles, among the 'number brandy
cock-tails, and painted women.
Too had to see an angel turned into flesh and
blood by the accidental exposure of blari '-dimities,"
when crossing a muddy street.
Kissing. Kissing is a beautiful rite in the wor-
shmof love. But when vou are commanded to
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kiss the toe of a ro-e urh! Is it clean?
Good fellow Jack Cnrscadden, who may al
ways be found, ready to wait on his Clearfield
friends at the extensive Hardware store of Martin
t Smith, 9S Market St.
"Extremes. Many a fool has passed for a clever
man because he knew how to hold his tongue, and
many a clever man has passed for a fool because
he did not know how to make use of it.
New Church. The Baptist friends are abont to
erect a new and handsome briek church in our bor
ough. We regrot there are not more improvements
of the same kind to annouce.
Must quit it those who are in the habit of loaf
ing abont this office. If there is no other means
of keeping them away we will hire the Regulars to
stand guard with fixed bayonets.
Inactive the friends of our Railrord. Now is
the time to work. The stock can easily be got. and
before another year the road can be graded, if its
friends here go earnestly to work to accomplish it.
Come on ye monied men.
Excellent paper the "Daily News," and pub
lished by two 'excellent' fellows, Flanigan and
Sanderson. We are indebted to them for their
kindness during our recent visit to the City, and
wish them -all sorts' of happiness. "a pocket full
of rocks" included.
To be remembered that the Clearfield Academy
is now in successful operation, under the charge of
a talented principal. Those of our citizens who
desire to educate their children without sending
them far away from home, should embrace the op
portunity now afforded them.
An 'iutentto? "The Whi-rs are quarrelling
about who shall be United btates fcenator. Keep
cool! We intend to elect a good Democrat and
thnt will settle the family quarrell. "Democratic
Ah ! yes, we suppose so. You 'intended to elect
Gov. Bigler, but you did'nt quite do it, did you ?
"Was it a jig?" We had a regular, whole-soul
ed, double teamed, forty horse, steam power, go-
ahead, first rate blow out, at the "American" on
Tuesday evening. Our host, Mr. John S. Rade
baugh, don't get up any of your 'one horse con
cerns,' and if the crowd present did'nt edjoy them
selves, then we dout know anything about it.
"that's all." Had no idea before that there were so
many pretty and interesting girls in these "dig
ging. Kind a knocked all our bachelor notions
into a "cocked hat." If there's any more parties,
just count us in.
A genuine Down Easter was lately es
saying to appropriate a square of exceedingly
"tough beer' at dinner, in a Wisconsin hotel.
His convulsive efforts with a knife and fork at
tracted the attention and smiles ol tho rest of
tho company, who were in the same predica-
J ment as himself.
At last "Jonathan's" pa-
tience vanished under his ill success, when
j laying down his ''utensils," he burst out with,
I '-'Strangers, you neen't laff if you hain't got
no regard for the landlord's feelings, you orter
1 have some respect for the old bull," This sally
To become slandered, edit a paper, tread
on the toes of squirts aud rogues, and be sure
to tell the truth. - ' ; .
; The lady who sent a note saying that
she had determined to seperate from her hus
band because he looked so ugly, now requsts
us to state that he has given her a new bonnet,
and when she wears it she thinks he is a beau
ty. No divorce will be applied for as long as
the ribbons are bright.
"What did you hangthat cat for Isaac!"
asked tne school-marm. The boy looked up,
and with a . grave look answered "For wicir
tiny, marm." He had fifty marks immediate
ly put down against his name.
Be sure to annex a woman that w ill lift
you up, instead of pushing you down. In the
mercantile phrase get a piece of calico (hat
will wash. There is nothing in a pinch like
a feminine who can cook your "vittles" and
iron your clothes.
In France, they are making strong ef
forts to bring about a greater respect for the
Sabbath, and succeed in a manner perfectly
Parisian. An old shop keeper on the Boule
vards, being spoken to on the subject, admit
ted that it was wicked to do business on Sun
day, and agreed to come into the new order
of things with pleasure. The next Sabbath he
closed his little shop, and spent the whole day
at the Theatre Francois. Funny people those
The Mayor of New York was indicted
last week, as was also a Councilman, for gran
ting a license to a woman who is not a citizen,
The British and French fleets are order
ed home from the Baltic. The French admi
rals left in September.
They write home that there are fleas
enough in Turkey to dam up the Bosphorus.
The Turks wear them for lining for their shirts
Mr. Guynct, a French Importer, who
lost his life in the Arctic, is supposed to have
had with him diamonds and other jewelry to a
large amount, stated at $150,000.
The 30th of this month has been set
apart by the Governor of Maine, as a day to be
especially set apart for the consumption of fat
turkeys,, apple jack, cranberry sauce, and
A young man about seven years of age,
in New Bedf ord, was arrested in a low den of
gamblers and gnzzlers. He had stolen sixty
dollars from his mother, and was just begin
ning to have a good time, when he was found
by the officer.
Dr. Graham, of New Orleaus, who Kil
led Col. Loring, of California, at the St. Nich
olas Hotel, New York, has been convicted of
manslaughter, in the second degree. A cou
sin of Mrs. Graham was withdrawn from the
jury previous to the close of the trial. The
punishment for the doctor will be tho State
Prison from 3 to 7 years.
Marriages may be celebrated in bowers
as fair as those of Eden, but they must in the
end be put to proof in the workshops of the
Many emigrants at New York are
returning home- The steamers now all take
large numbers back to Europe.
Col. John Allen, of Louisville, of Fili-
bustero fame, is said to be en rente for Hussia,
to offer his services to the Czar. This is bad
news for the Allies.
A live toad was lately dug out of some
"hard pan," at Rutland, Vt. He had reposed
fifteen feet below the surface for ages, and
when put on the grass, revived in a little
time and hopped oft'.
An infant was recently born in Berlin
with a regular human form down to the loins,
and thence downward that of a fish, but with
out scales. It lived but half an hour.
A bass viol has been constructed ot Vi
enna, thirteen feet high, provided with pedals,
to act upon the finger-board. This, however,
is nothing to the great violin in Germany,
which was so large as to require two horses to
draw the bow, and " one stroke produces a
sound that vibrates six weeks !
A young lady whose intended was
named Kay, declared she nevr went to a ball
without her bo-Kay.
Never listen to loose or idle conversa
tion. Public abuse The mud with which
every traveller is spattered on his road to dis
tinction. Dunsby says the reason why the ladies
wear such small bonnets is a just idea that la
dieshave of making nature and art correspond;
having nothing inside of their heads, they have
put as near nothing aspossible on the outside.
The world is like a baked meat pie : the
upper crust is rich, dry, and puffy; the lower
crust is heavy, doughy, and underdone; the
middle is not bad generally; but the smallest
part of all is that which flavors the whole. .
It is reported that the republicans of
Mexico are advocating annexation to the Uni
ted States. If true, it shows that they de
spair of putting down Santa Anna otherwise.
In Boston, says an exchange, a hasty
pudding, set outside the door to cool, was ta
ken to the watch-house for smoking in the
A lump of crystalized suger, exposed
to the sun's rays, shows the same brilliant
hues, if immediately afterward placed in the
dark, as a diamond.
The steamer St. Nicholas struck a log,
near Cairo, on Sunday last, and shortly after
ward sunk, proving a total loss. She was in
sured for $30,000.
The last rail connecting Galena with
Chicago by the Illinois Central Kailroad, was
laid on Wednesday last, and the regular trains
commenced running on Monday.
Foley, the murderer of Dunn the pub
lisher of the San Francisco Police Gazette, and
who was sentenced to three years' confine
ment, has escaped. .
A floating battery, propelled by steam,
and carrying sixteen heavy guns, is being
built at Cherbourg, for service in the Baltic,
Frightful Accident on the Sock Island
The passenger train for Rock Island, which
left Chicago at 11 o'clock on Wednesday night,
met with a most frightful accident, from the
breaking of an axletree of the engine, when
near the Minoka station the result, it is said,
of running over a horse upon the track. The
engine and a portion or all of the cars were
thrown from tho track with great violence,
breaking the ribs of the engineer, and killing,
or wouidmg and scalding, irom thirty to for
ty first class passengers.
The citizens ol Joliet promptly rendered
all the assistance in their power to tho woun
ded. Physicians who were present report that at
least ten or twelve of the scalded will die with
in twenty-four hours.
At the latest accounts all the sufferers had
been removed to a large stone building on
Scott street, in the village of Joliet, and the
employees of the Railroad Company as well
as the people of the village, were using every
eflort to alleviate their sufferings.
It appears that when the engine was thrown
off the track, the two forward passsenger cars
were thrown on top of it, and the steam esca
ping was driven with tremndous force through,
the dense mass of human beings packed close
ly among the wrecks of the cars.
" The engineer, Mr. W. G. Brown, was fear
fully scalded. His brother, actiug as fireman,
had both his legs broken.
A gentleman named Carpenter, from Pough
keepsie, N. Y., was terribly burned and scal
ded. J. W. Albion, of Monroe connty, Ohio, was
also badly scalded. Sarah Albion, of Monroe
county, Ohio, burned and scalded.
Mrs. Cox, of Washington county, Iowa, was
Catherine Laughlin, of Washington county,
Iowa, was also very seriously injured.
Margaret Laughlin, of Gettysburg, Pa., was
also among those who were seriously if not
We have been unable to learn the names of
the other sufferers, but are assured,on what we
have reason to believe is respectable authori
ty, that the whole number of passengers who
were seriously wounded is not under forty.
We shall endeavor to get more full details
The conductor of the train, Mr. Van Bur
ket. escaped with but slight injury.
When the messenger left the scene of disas
ter, several of those who were scalded remain
ed insensible, and others were writhing in
their last agonies.
J. M. Carpenter, of Canandaigua, one of
the injured by the Rock Island Railroad dis
aster, has since died. N. Y. Tribune.
A Summer "White Ho use."
A correspondent of the A. Y. Times, writing
from Washington, says the health of the Pres
ident has been quite bad of late, having suffer
ed from remittent fever. Although not entire
ly confined to the house, he looks poorly- The
fact is that the White House is badly located,
aud cannot le occupied with safety during
those seasons of the year when chills and fe
vers are rife. This results from the fact that
the site of the Executive mansion affords ana
tural and convenient resting place for the mi
asmatic exhalations arising from the low
grounds near the river, and from the Potomac
fiats. Congress ought, without delay, to furn
ish the President a modest summer retreat on
the heights of Georgetown, where he can re
tire from the pestilential miasma during his
hours of repose. The humblest citizen who
locates his residence in Washington avoids, if
he can, such a situation (relatively tothe river
marsh) as that occupied by the White House.
Why, then, should we compel the President to
live where a due regard for his health, as a pri
vate citizen, would prevent his location ? W
think the entire sentiment of the nation will
agree with this suggestion, and we trust the
summer residence will be ready in 1857fortIu!-
reception of a President elected to represent
the American principle of the country. Snn.
Douglas' Double-2arreilei Gun.
We are indebted to the Harrisburg Telegraph
for the following: The "Little Giant" wanted
! to be President, so he made him a great douh
I le-barrelled gun one barrel he called Xebras
i ka. the other Kansas the one to be loaded
gers, intending to shoot both North and South
at one and the same time. But the thing was
I Wltn 'popular suvei cij;iii , mc uuni n ini niji-
entirely too complicated to work well ; and
upon trial, it was found not to be unlike tho
gun spoken of in Hudibras, which
"Altho' well aimed at duck and plover.
Bore wide and kicked the shooter over."
It has already kicked over the Administra
tion party in Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire,
Maine, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, and in
due time will kick over that party in the bal
ance of the free States. There is nothing more
certain! "The Little Giant" overloaded his
Min entirely; and when he came to fire both
barrels at once, the rebound was tremeen
dous; it kicked him clean over, and postpon
ed his Presidential prospects indefinitely!
Poor Douglas! His "vaulting ambition has
overleaped itself!" He has learned that
"The best laid plans of mice and men
Gang aft aglee."
Inquest Twenty-six Year after Death.
A most extraordinary occurrence has hap
pened within the last few days at Redruth, in
Cornwall. As long ago as the year 1S26, a
miner named Williams was working in Ped
nandrea mine, near Redruth, when he fell, to
gether with his brother, into the shaft. Hi
brother after falling about 12 feet, contrived
to stop his farther descent, but the decased
fell further down, and a quantity of rubbish
toppled down upon him. Though every exer
tion to recover the body was made for a period
of two months, it uuld not be found, and the
shaft was theu closed over. In this state it
remained till April last, when a company was
formed to resume the working of the mine,
and, in clearing one of the levels the other
day the bodv of the deceased was found,lying
on its left 'side. It had on a blue coat, with
metal buttons, a coarse woolen shirt, and shoes
and stockings. On its being brought to tho
surface, deceased's Drotner, wno leu wuu mm
into the shaft, and was then present, was so
affected that his conduct for a while was like
that of a madman. The Jury returned a ver
dict of "accidental death." The burial of
the body was witnessed by upwards of 4,000
persons. London Times.
Bostok. The city of Boston has entered in
to a new forwarding business. Four paupers
were recently arraigned before a justice in that
city, on a joint charge of being 'foreign pau
pers,'and 'receiving aid from the city of Boston ,
against the peace of the Commonwealth, and
contrary to law in such cases made and provi
ded." The charge of pauperism was sustain
ed, and the Court ordered the prisoners to be
returned to the Queen of Great Britain. They
will be forwarded in the ship Star of Empire,
which leaves in a day or two for Liverpool.
Cp-At Philadelphia, on Monday afternoon ,
the dead body of a colored man was detected
in a box that had been shipped by Adams ex
press. The box was directed to a druggist in
New Haven, and it is supposed it was inten
ded for the Medical University, as a subject