The mountain sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1844-1853, March 31, 1853, Image 2

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Andrew J. Rhey, Editor.
ThnrUj-, Murch 31, 1S53.
For Canal Comnusnoner,
of Philadelphia County.
' - For Anditor Cpneral,
of KifEin County.
For Surveyor Pcaeral,
of Crawford County.
On Wednesday morning, f-Oth, inst., the en
gine.phed nt the conl bank of Messrs. Moore &
Ray, foot of Plane No. 5, A. V. R. R.,cnoht
fire, find wns complete!' destroyed. A cow be
longing to Mr. Maher, which wns in a shed ad
joining, wns also burned to death. ZHT
CSF Fetter continues to take admirable like
nesses in the Academy building, and we advise
our citizens to call upon him soon if they desire
n life-like portrait. lie has the best selection
of papeir macbe, tortoise-shell, and fancy cases
that we have ever seen, and he can take ns cor
rect and perfect a likeness ns Root or White
hurst. We intend having cur "phiz" dapuerre
otyped, and would say to our friends "go thou,
and do likewise." Such a "souvenir" will be
highly prized after you have "shuffled off this
mortal coil," by those friends you have left be
hind. Get it done, and quickly, ere it be too
"The Pittsburg Post."
Mr. Harper, editor of the above paper, in his
paper of Saturday last, publishes the card of n
number of passengers over the Pennsylvania
Railroad, written at IIo'lida3-sburg, under date
of March 17th, which complainsof the detention
and delays on that route, aud advises passen
gers going east or west to take some other route.
It appears these passengers had "missed the
connection, at the Mountain House, and were,
therefore, delayed.
Mr. Harper in commenting upon the card re
ferred to, goes on to say "that there is gross
mismanagement on the line of road between
Pittsburg and Philadelphia," and that "the
Pennsylvania Railroad is not the party in fault,"
"that the cars of that company arc always up to
time, unless unavoidable accident should pre
vent," and that "the delays which cause all the
trouble, and give rise to all the complaint, are
on that portion of the railroad owned by the
state, and controlled by its agents." He excu
ses the Penna. Railroad and lays all tne blame
upon the poor old Portage.
When a man begins to go "down hill," the
saying is that everybody gives him a kick. So
with the Portage as it is fading from O Tvicw,
Mr. Harper in giving it a ki-k expects to knock
it out of sight. The Post further says, "through
gross mismanagement and reckless carelessness,
the Portage Road has become a terror to trav
ellers. Neither life nor property is safe in pas
ting over it." Mr. Harper having crossed and
re-crosscd the road a number of times daring
the last year or so, must be a courageous man
to have braved the dangers of the Portage and
so often hazarded his precious life. Perhaps he
has it insured. We warrant you that were the
Portage Road a Cabinet Officer, it would be
"'delightful Portage," "most excellent Portage,"
soundly democratic Portage," "safe, speech
Portage." But the poor Portage has "no friends
to reward." The Portage cannot be "a terror
to travellers," because, during its existence for
twenty years, there has not been, to our knowl
edge, a single passenger hilled in crossing over it
Can your Pennsylvania E.oad, your Cumberland,
or jour Tenna. and Ohio Road tell as good a
tale ? True, it causes the death of a dozen or
so persons, yearly, through their own circle??
ness, but passengers have, so far, been exempt
from ixijury, and while we are content that the
Portage should be held accountable for its vic
tims, we are not content that it should be over
charged with slaughter, uncommitted. Ana
furthermore, "the cars of the Penna. Road" are
not "always up to time." There has been much
more detention during the past six months upon
the Penna. Road, than upon the Portage, as can
be easily shown, and which i3 universally ad
mitted by those who ought to know. The old
Portage is dying Mr. Harper it has grown into
"the sear and yellow leaf" be kind to it in its
old age, and bear patiently its few faults,
C2?"Early last week, a man named McCaf
frey, in jumping off the cars at Jefferson, was
thrown with his breast against a switch, from
the effects of which he died on Sunday morning.
JJOn Friday last, a carman named Egnn,
as he was conducting a train over the Portage
Road, wliich was run into by another train,
near the big viaduct, had both legs crushed
between the bumpers. He died on Tuesday,
and leaves a wife and six children to mourn his
g5A section boat was thrown off the track
near Jefferson, on Tuesday; one of the mules
sprang -out of the hatch and the fall broke its
neck, causing Immediate death.
BgafTuesday and Wednesday were delightful
days admirably adapted for the moving of
household and kitchen furniture Several of
our citizens changed their residence.
J53"Mr. James Runyan had one of his feet
badly crushed between two cars, nt Plane No.
4, ope day last wetfc. lie is recovering from
the accident.
tgy-LABOE Vegetables. Wo are requested
to state that Mr. Peter McGraw, near Plane No.
4, raised a beet, lest season, which measurer
26 inches in length, and 17 J inches in circum
ference, and1 A head ofrabbage which weighed
23 lbs. It is worthy of rout ark that these vege
tables were grown in ground among the hemlock
trees, which was not maaured- J '
Visit of (he Governor, State Treasurer, Canal
Hoard and Committee to the ATew Portage
Their trip Supper at. Ren.thatc's Route along
the roads the action of the Committee incident
bettceen the Governor, and one of the "sover
eigns." ; -
SrMMiTvir.LE, March SO.
Our town was enlivened on Thursiay last by
the arrival of our excellent Governor, General
Bickel, Mess. Morrison and Clover of the Canal
Board, and a Committee appointed by the House
of Representatives, consisting of Mess. Merri
man, Kilbourno and Hart, who came to examine
and report on the New Portage R. R. I thought
of calling an especial meeting of our borough
officers and giving them an extensive reception,
and getting up an address in city style, but the
remembrance of the Jenny Lind failure struck
me : so I gave up the idea.
Gen. Pomeroy who by the way is "very
sound" ns one of your friends says in compa
ny with Judge Ives, and a few of us "unterrifi
ed" Democrats not in want of office, accompan
ied the party to Johnstown. We stopped nt
different points along the new work ; the Gov
ernor said he was in for a full sight, so we took
our time and all had a fair onnortunitv to ex
amine the road. At Pringle's Point, we got off
the cars and all walked across the hill. Arri
ved nt Johnstown in good time, and partook of
an excellent supper at Renshaw's. The Gov
ernor, Committee, &c. took horse the next day
at No. 4 and rode over the New Road to No. 8,
and left the same evening for home. The few
of us that remained called on the Colonel smo
ked a pipe and got home by railroad, perfectly
"sound," which is a most remarkable occur rence.
What report the committee will make I have
no idea ; but if they or any who want infor
mation on that subject call on our friend the
General, he will make it appear as cleaT as any
thing can be to any sensible man, that the New
Road will be able to do twice the work at half
the expense of the old road.
I suppose the Committee will report in a few
days when we will know more about it:
Tliey have a good joke on the Governor,
which they tell or rather he tells himself.
When the patty came to the head of No. C, the
Governor was standing on the front of the car ; as
the cars stopped one of the sovereigns, ns the
Governorcame up opposite, saluted his Excellen
cy with "Bill Bigler come down here, sec here.
comcuown; wed the Governor tumped down.
thinking of course the man hal some business;
as lie looked perfectly sober. When the Gover
nor found himself down he was not a little con
founded when the man quietly remarked, "See
here, Bill Bigler, ain't you the Governor of the
United States of Pennsylvany."
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course," replied the Governor; "Well, Gover-
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nor, ain t you goin' to treat." "Oh, no," said
the Governor, "we have a Committee in the cars
that docs all the treating call on them." They
do, do they," rejoined our Yankee friend,
"well, if they do the treating, will they do the
voting too, I wan't to know that;" this was rath
er a stumper, the Governor made no reply, but
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'left. But he was bound for Lis treat, and the
last thing the Governor heard as the cars moved
off was "Halloo, ain't you goin' to treat."
Yours truly, W.
Xlair County Affairs.
We learn from tho Standard that the trial of
James Shirley, for the murder of his wife, com
menced on Friday last, and would not conclude
before to-day or to-morrow.
Henry Calm and Martin Donahue, convicted
of Larceny, were sentenced to 18 months im
prisonment in the Penitentiary. Ed yard O'
Reilly, convicted of Larceny, sentenced to two
years imprisonment in the Penitentiary. D.m-
iel and Martin Keith and Peter Burns, convicted
of nn aggravated riot, and assault with intent
to kill, sentenced: the Kieths to 15 months im
prisonment in the Penitentiary, and Burns 1
year in U12 same institution.
An Irish woman from one of the railroad sec
tions, was hastily buried in the Catholic gra-fc I ;
yard in Hollidaysburg last week ; afterwards
infirmation was made to the police force that she
came to her death from the maltreatment of her
husband, and suspicions were abroad that she
had been murdered. The body was disinterred
nnd n post mortem exalnination made by Drs.
Rodrigue, Christy and McKee, who discovered
that she had died of disease of the lungs. The
husband who had been arrested, was discharged.
On Monday evening, a young man named
George Shade, employed ns driver on the rail
road, in Gaysport, while hauling two sections
of a boat, fell. upon the track, and two wheels
of the truck passed over his left arm complete
ly crushing it. The arm was amputcd, and the
sufferer is doing well.
A new locomotive, named the "Jupiter, is at
Gaysport. It is intended for the heavy grade
at the foot of Plane No. 4, and is, no doubt, "a
screamer," having no less than eighteen wheels
to support the engine and tender.
JGgyA sale of furniture &c, takes place at
the Exchange Hotel in Ebensburg, on Thursday
Nominations and Connmations.
Washington, March 29. The President nom
inated to the Senate, to-day, ex-Senator Dickin
son, as Collector ; ex-Senator Dix, as SubTrea-
surer ; and Charles O'Connor, as District Attor
ney for New -York. These nominations took the
Senate by surprise, audit is said were received
with a laugh all round, and then confirmed im
The Hon. Volvney E. Howard, of Texas, ap
pointed as Land Agent, to represent the United
States before the Board of Commissioners on
California Land Claims, took the oath of office
Xater from Buenos Aj res.
New York, March 2G.
Dates from Buenos Ayres to Jan. 20 had been
received. The city was Fti'.I closely besieged,
and skirmishes were taking place daily. The
Governor, had issued a proclamation requiring
all males to unite ia driving off the insurgents,
and consequently nearly the whole population
was under arms. There was no prospect of the
siege being raised, Urquiza having immense in
fluence over tho country people. Produce was
Boarco and business was suspended.
iiie testimony elicited in tite case of Art-
Spring, just cdnc'u led in Philadelphia, on fcl
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charge of being the murderer of Honnra Sb
and hilen Lynch, occupies considerable spaesi
the papers of that city. Among the witness
examined was Artihh, the son of the prisnri.
"The Ledger says he told his Story in nn artfe
manner and with great minuteness, fully corrt
orating the different statements of the differ
witnesses previously examined in reference j
circumstances with which he was connectcdr
The whole statement of the boy bore the imprf?
of truth upon its face ; it was consistent throug
out. During the time he was delivering the i-
idence, the father moved to the Western endf
the dock, so ns to get a better view of his si
tiian he had of the rest of the witnesses. Te
conduct of the father was not marked by ay
unusual emotions. j
Arthur testified that he was born in Philael
phia ; was eighteen years old ; has three yaair
sisters in the Asylum in Washington ; that te
dirk knife found under the body of one of te
murdered women, was given to him by a boyn
Washington, named Jas. Gooman; that to
weeks previous to the murder he missed te
knife, that his father, before the Thursday e
murder was committed, had So in inoney. whh
he said he got from Mrs. Harrington, and $3e
obtained from Thos. Ford, lis father, soie
time previous, he said, told him a woman tun
ed Julia Conner was about to loan him 8oO";
the real name of which woman, the witnesim
Tuesday beforethe murder, ascertained wasTrs.
Shnw, one of the murdered.
The visit to the house of Carroll, on the tght
previous to the murder, was next minute de
tailed. Spring told his son he was coin" here
to rob them, and the witness alleges he 5icom-
pamed him for the purpose of 'Y.eventiit the
outrage tsnd protecting the "inmates. Wlm his
father first proposal io go to the house roh,
the witness, refused to go, but the priwer fi
nally promised he would only ask Mrs 'Shaw
to loan him money, when he consentd to ac
company him. While at the house, tfc priso
oner hinted to' the witness that he wold "fix
them." The witness said if he was roing to
do anything like thut," he would leave. ,Liquor
was then brought in, and while all hanfc were
drinking, Carroll and his brother, who ljd been
out, knocked at the door, were let in. arj being
drunk, commenced fighting with Mrs. pit-roll
which ended in a fight between Carrel and
Spring, during which thelatter pulled sonbthing
out of his pocket, which the witness picjed up
and found to be a piece of leaden pine wipped
up in paper, not so large as the piece shorn the
witness before the grand jury. They sooi after
left the house, and on their way to Mcuiire's
the prisoner requested the witness not tofhrnw
the leaden pipe away, for lie would "fix tljm for
that yet" that lib would hit both of thenn the
head and end them, whereupon the vltuess
threw the pipe away, :is he said he woul carry
no weapon with which his father could fmimit
murder, in consequence of this lematk, his
father did not speak to him until the nei day.
On Wednesday his father returned to CtroU's
for his hat, but the witness kept a watci over
him all day, and at 10 o'clock at night came
uoine, ana tola witness lie bad been clovn nt
Carroll's, and he found out that Mr. and Mrs.
I Carroll were going to a ball the next nigU: he
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j.nj .mi. l nun w;ia in lorK. aim mere
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would oe no one in the ltouse but them tto wo-
men ; be said he would fix them off: be didv't
Say anything about it further until Thirsday
niorni.ig; he said he was going, down them that
night, and wanted witness to go therewith him;
said he womd not go; he askeo. him liveor six
times, and he got angry, and did not speak to
witness until supper; he was not out of witness'
sight thut Jy. The witues next twt;tified that
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. he went u 6tairs and finding his father
l'i t iuu3 iu H.-IH1I1" on mi; vn .'iiiu lur i'liss .He
in his room, with his coat off. ami tieing a hand
kerchief on his head, told him where he was gy
ing. He replied "very well." Witness return
ed about 10 o'clock, and feeling certain his fath
er was in bed, remained, in the bar-room, rea
ding the Police Gazette, until the baker attach
ed to the housfc nskad him to go and see if there
was any salt in the house, and here we give the
testimony as reported:
"I went nnd got him some salt; while looking
for it, I heard a noise at the back door. I went
and opened the door, and saw my father out
side; 1 said I thought you were in bed; I did
think, ho was in bed down to that moment; in
one hand he. had his shoes, nnd in the other he
j had three twenty dollar gold pieces and a ten
i d.ilbir fuhl oieei !if nut tin fubl intn ii- Ij-imt
gavedie baker the salt , at that time I had the
I gold in my hand under the candlestick ; themo-
ney was wet; 1 came back: lie took the candle
from me nnd told me to bring some water on
stairs; I pot a. pan of water and took it up stairs;
he had his coat off ; there was a light in the
room ; lie asked me for the money and I gave it
to him ; lie then told me to tro down stairs, ind
jif they asked if he was in bed to say yes ; when
I went up with the pan I observed the condi
tion of his shirt: the breast of it was full of
blood; lie had on three shirts that night, an un
dershirt ami two linen ones; I saw this Irefore I
went down ; I asked him what crime he had
committed, and he ;aid lie had killed them 'two
G d d m b s;' he was then washing the
shirts; staid down stairs about a quarter of an
hour; I told M'Guire if he was waiting for fath
er lve was up stairs; some one came in and drank
and I went up stairs; father was then washing
his shirts; I looked at his coat to see if there
was blood on it ; I washed it off; I meant to con
ceal his crime as far as I could; I asked him
what two Women he had killed; and he said
Mrs. Carroll andfMrs. Shaw; I said do von
mean Mrs. Carroll; he said no, I mean Mrs
Lynch and Mrs. Shaw; he left the shirts on the
table todry; they are- the same shirts I saw in
the grand jury room; (the witness identified the
shirts ;) the windows were shut down ; he said
it was no harm to kill them, for they were com
mon women anyhow."
The witness then detailed the particulars of
the manner in which the two women were mur
dered, as narrated to him by his father on the
night of the tragedy. It appears that Mrs.!
Lynch, on coming down stairs to the rescue of
her sister, exclaimed "Mr. Spring, if you save
my life, I'll give you all thc money-i'ye got,"
when he struck her a violent blow.
The purchase of the shirts aud stockings with Hi
the $10 gold piece, nnd the payment of a $-3 ! is
gold piece to Mrs. McGuire for board, were tes -
tified to by the witness, who also identified the
shirts; the piece ef . pipe was also iden ified by
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noint of the dirk wa nlso shnwn
identified. The prisoner returned home a little
r - mm iinvii ;
before or after 11 o'clock, and was awake near
ly all night. The witness further testified;
"After breakfast, on Friday mominsr. I wns
down to where the murder was committed : fath
er told mo to go down the-e; he told me to go
and see what the excitement was ; I went down ; i
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crowd and heard them talk ; I was there when
the Ccroncr came in; I went back; mv father
tvaa Ait ttner in tlifk Kar-rrtrMn Tt
brother John was with him; I got an onnortuni-
tv nf cni-ifcinr t.n rrt-v fiitbr- T tnl.l i.:u
a sorrowful man; he said why ; I tol l him there
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ororo tl.ri rfVmf Innnoont wn.
for it; he then said, 'Oh, I am all right. Ihave
not spoken to liim since." -
. The cross examination of the : vAnmmr
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sssrvn vhn l.tflhntit Airrht(en rriyr-m .
produced, no rarUttoa in hU testimony, which :
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The Trial of Spring for Murder..
was corroborated by numerous witnesses, and
awita ii Mill I I VI HJ VHIH11.1VVJ U tllUiUl.1 II'
the First Degree
Good Advice.
A Messenger of Adam & Co. Express, gives
the following good advice to persons sendintr
i packages by express. We commend it to the
atfentioii of "ail whom it may concern :"
"Make up your parcels in pood thick paper :
or if the paper be light, use two or three thick
nesses, tie up with strong cord or twine, and
mark them in letters as legible as the signature
of John Hancock in.the Declaration of Indep n
donee. Taper-boxes are poor tilings to trust for
outside packages. It is curious to see the shape
Ithat hats assume in pa er. 'letters and milliners
use light wooden boxes for this purpose, and
make a great saving by it. Don't pack a Taw
turkey, half a peck of cranberries, a stone jar
of pickles, two thin glass bottles of preserved
sweetmeats, and pickled horse radish, a bottle
of ink, a daguerreotype, two or three letters,
and a parcel of expensive lace and infant appa
rel, with a handful of hay. all in the same box.
It is possible that some of them would spile.
In fact, to tell the whole truth, we once saw a
case, or rather a box in which it had been iried.
and, ns sure ns you are born, it was a sight to
behold The close atmosphere of the box had
not improved the -sweetnes of the "turkey, of
Course, ntid as the s'tone jars of pickles had
pitched incontinently int ithe "weaker vessels."
the horse radish and jellies had united, with no
advantage to their own fla-or, and very unpro
fitable for the ul hum. daguerrotype, lace work
and infantine clothing, which they had com
pletely saturated."
Dromedary Riding.
Bayard Taylor, in a recent letter from South
ern Nubia, pub!: 'bed in tire New York Tribune.
in which he describes a ride across the great
Nubian Desert, thus speaks of the pleasures
and peculiaritiesof dromedary riding. "I found
dromedary riding not at all difficult. One sits
on a lofty seat, with his feet across over the stii
imal's shoulders, or resting on his neck. The
body is obliged to rock backwards and forwards,
on account of the long swinging gait, and ns
there is no Xny or fulcrum, except a blunt pom
mel, around which the legs are crossed, some
little power of equilibrium is necessary. My
dromedary was a strong stately beast, ofa light
cream color, and so even a gait, that it would
bear the Arab test : that is one. might drink a
cup of coffee while iroing on a full trot, without
.spilling a drop. I found a great advantage in
the use of the Turkish costume. My trousers,
which contain eighteen yards of 'muslin, though
they only reach to the knees. a'l-w the leg per
fect freedom of motion, and 1 have learnt si
man' different modes of crossing those members
that no day isufScient to exhaust them. The
rising and kneeling of the aoimal is hazardous
at first, as hi long legs double like a carpenter".
rule, and you are thrown forward and backward
again, but the trick is soon learned. The sore
ness and fatigue of which travellers com
plain I have not experienced. I ri le from eight
to ten hours a day. read and dream in the sad
dle, and am as fresh and unweary as when I be
gan the journey."
Saw Mills.
The Boston Journal says :
"The old practice in making boards, was to
split the logs with wedges; ami, inconvenient its
the practice was, it was no easy thing to pnr
suade the world that it could be done in anv
I better way. Saws were afterwards introduced
fr the purpose of pieparing timber and boards
and "hits" were then invented fur the action of
the two bunded saw. This mode of sawing 1og
was greatly in use in New Knglnnd. where water
power could not easily le obtained, in the early
pait of the prcst'tit century: nnd. probably,
thefe are plawl yet where they are known and
render useful service. Saw mills were first
used in Europe in the fifteenth century: but so
lately as 1 !-. an English ambassador, having
seen saw mill in France, thought it a novelty
which deserved a particular liisi ription. It is
amus'iigto see bow the aversion to labor-saving j
machinery has always agitated England. The!
hrstsaw mill was estai'lislicl by a iiiitclmiae m
lt)i;3; tint the public outcry against the iiew-f m
gU'd machine was to vi dent that the pr iprietor
was forced to decamp w ith more expedition than
ever did a Dutchman before. The evil w is thus
kept out of Ihiglan i for several years, or rather
generations; hut in I7t8, an uii'u.-ky timber
inerclralit. honing that alter so long a time. Hie:
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ests, made a rash attempt to roust ru t another
mill. The guardians of th public welfare, how-
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at once collected an 1 pulled the mill to pieces. '.
Serious Accident Falling of a Soof, and Fro
bablo Loss of Life.
About five o'clock yesterday evening, a por
tion of the roof and of the southern wall oi
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I iai li oC lll.'iw 3 iarg a i euoiistr. on mc v 1
of 1'enn ami ivayne streets: ten witn a oiia
J crash, burying a laboring man naod James
Purccll in the ruins, ami mulcting injuries ot
so serious a nature as to render his recovery
highly improbable. John Gray, foreman of the
warehouse, nnd Patrick Fitzgerald and John
Ward, b'boreis, were somewhat hurt, though
not dangerously. Mr. Clark, -a member of the
firm, saved himself from injury by jumping on
a canal boat lying by the warehouse door. The
boat on which Mr. C. seen re. I a footing, and
which was laden with dry goods, was broken
in, and the cargo slightly damaged. A quanti
ty of floor in the upper story fell through, and
several barrels were staved in. The cause of
the accident is believed to ho a deficiency in tit
foundation of the building, which covers a large
area. The loss, which has not yet been fully
estimated, will amount to a considerable sum.
In case'nf the death of Purcell, who, s is above
stated, will Iwrdly survive, a Coroner's jury
will officially dcteriuhte the cause of the unfor
tunate occurrence. Piftshurg Union, March 20.
V. 6. Marshal.
The Uniontown Genius, published at the home
of Mai. Wesley Frost, the newly appointed U.
S. Marshal for the Western District, says: This
is a tribute to the working democracy, and an
other evidence of the good sense and discrimina
ting wisdom of President Pierce. Wesley Frost
1 Pennsylvania ; an i like most of our good men,
has carved his own way to eminence from hum -
ble origin. He has the energy, honesty and
-Lwii. ...!. , faithful rffi
Llent. officer, and the urbanity of manners ad
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one. we congratulate tne peopic oi tiie v esiern
District upon this fortunate appointment, and
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especially tne working democracy irorn wtiose
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nootc rar.KS i resiaeni t ierce nas maoe tne set- .......... w -- r--
otion. Aslonsrasthe President nursucn this'rm the principal parts: of lectures on the
policy, his Administration will be strong in the !
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eciions oi mo ocopio. i c ' - . .
, . . . , L Upontcrs who go aliout the country, without an
Why don't hk wkar Spectacles ? A involuntary emotion of disgust. Many of these
troit nanoris "-tiiltv of the folIoVinn- storv of' women have families of tende r age at home, nnd
an accident which lmppened to n near-sighted
conrlciimii at a, hall in that citv. He waited
r mf .
upon Vis partner to a seat after a "love of a
.,) ka w hen he estued the fmbro lerA.I Pl (rn f
ft supposed handkerchief at the feet of
ity. He hastily seized it, when the
sir !" of the lady informed hint that
Fy fy
be' wits
tikinr imDroner liberties with the fiooltona nf .
her jupon.
- - o r -r -r-
Dreadful Accident nn Hie UolMmore aud
Olito ltnilrnad Loss of Life.
I:i.timorf., Mnr,-h2R.
A most distressing accident occurred about 3
o'clock Sunday aft.-rnoo... on the B iltimore and
Ohio lUilr s 1. about serentv miles west of Cum-
l.crland. The train rti off the t.a k. and a
number of passengers were kid-d and wounn -
ed. The particulars have not yet bevi reeeiv-
ed. The particulars have not yet bevu reeeiv-j jp, The Cincinnati Atlas of the 26tb
id, but five are known to have been killed, i'l!"Last evening, Alexander Duncan, ex-i
a number of others are 'more or less i:ii ired of Congi es, left his home, in Madis'on,
Among the killed are Mr. Daniel Ill j 0:l(i of lumber to his farm.- about thrt
firm of Messrs. Holt & Maltby, oyster dealers.
of ihis city, a young woman and chi.d, and two
st'iviigcrs, names unknown.
sr.CON!) D F.STAT I!.
The ICtllrd nnd Wounded.
B i.TiMonn, March 23.
The Accident occurred nt3 o'clock this morn
ing. The train was coming cast from Cumber
land. It consisted of a baggage car ami three
passenger cars, drawn hy one heavy nnd one
small engine. When passing the "eight feet
filling" on section 70, descending a curved grade
ot Mb tect to tiieat mver, nic neavy engine
started the nails binding the "rails to the ties.
All the train pft'Ssetl over safely except the two
last pasengeT cars, which 13 the parting of the
tracK were inrovvn uown uie river si-ie oi xuc
embankment, falling the frightful distance
over 100 feet and making four somersets before
they reached the base, when they were shatter
ed to fragments, nnd many of the unfortunate
inmates were either sadly injured or iustantly
There were forty passengers in the two cars.
The following are dead : Daniel Holt, of Balti
more ; Aurelius Tallie, supposed to be from
South Caaolina ; Lewis Deline, a French emi
grant rnturning home from California ; Richard
Clayton, of Weflsville, Virginia ; a young lady
and a middle aged gentleman, supposed to be
from Kentucky ; a small stepson of Robert Mur
ray, the supervisor on the road ; and a child of
Mr. Geise, of St. Louis, on his way to New York.
Mr. Gcie and bis lady- were both much injured.
They are with their three other children now at
Cumberland. A train left Cumberland this
morning for the locality of the sad occurrence
with physicians and comforts for the sufferer.-,
w ho will be brought foCumh( rland at five o'clock
this evening, when full particulars of tlve ncci-
iont. together with the names of the wounded,
will be received.
tiiikd despatch.
Cumberland, March 18, 7 o'clock, A.
The expn ss train from the scene of the
rable accident has just arrived. The follow ing
additional name are to lie added to the lit ot
killed anil wounded : F. S. Closs, injured se
vere'y in the b.-u-k ; Aiiam Zoic, of Rockiuh tut.
Va.. lightly injured : George Cul'ert. of Fau
quier county. Va.. s.'ightl y : Abeiur Fioucree of
l'Saiem Fauquier canity. Va., Mid II. A. Tur
!.cr, of Baltimore, with his wife and four chil
dren, bruised, burnt. S:c., but will get we'U: G.
A. TraVi liner, of Alexandria, Va., injured in
the hack, but not fatally ; C. Sanders. ..f Shelby
county. Fy., severely luriA and cut: Pr Cad
waliailcr, a rtierchant of Loui.-villc. thigh broken
in thre places and injured in ihe breast, c-u-sidcied
dangerously hurt ; hreaksincu G.iluiur
and Morris loth severely injure 1.
The bodiis ot the dead will be brought down
to this pi.-: co to iiierrow.
Mrs. Ogle, of Philadelphia, wa? in the tra'n,
with ten other prsscngei s, esc-ped uninjured,
iopmii' aich.
Cumberland, Man h "28 Miss lsacs, of Indi
ana, who was n I oard c-r. en I cr way t--Philadelphia
to visit lo r ir'nnds. :n:d who- was
in charge of Dr. Cadwalboler, w-,s in-taully
led. Pr. Cadwalladcr will probably recover.
ILe Faltitrt-ie cz.3. Ohio Pailioad Accid:nt
Ai-otLcr Victim.
Cl MUKH.ANP. M.:rch "20.
The car. to night, broug'it the body of Fla
sel S. Wyiiti. ( not known.) making
the eight victim by the recent dei.L.rahio acci
dent. Breaksmaii G miner and Dr. (i Iwalbi
dor. of New Allruiy. Indiana, are reported to he
doing as w ell as the nature of their injuries will
admit. Ail t!i woim led here are d. ing well.
and am cons'oh l ed .out of damrer.
ConHrmations, Appointments, &c.
H' M-.i-i h 2?.
The Senate tu-day. coidii n.e i lion. Hugh .1
ihli is ii. of Maine, t ' on :o! -loto-r of Custom s
; i ..i i i li..... ...i i ,M ..-.. t ... i',.. i-
. .,, , , . ,.
cm. and I lulip A. U i icli, A op!" usi r at .iu I ran
' c sei
not Henry nuio'i, .iarn ai oi i uio:s.
The President has nominated Nathaniel
'tlioroe, of Mas.. (the Biographer), Consul at
Liverpool ; Thomas P. Pierce. ( i .list Tit rda
itiveof tho President). Post ua.-n r a t 1 1 il!b ir
fong'i. N. Hampshire : Ilenjaiuia Jackaway,
idiaii Agent of ihe Choctaw Agency,
j The Senate will jToh.-ibly adjourn finally on
. . , . -i.. ,,.., I-;,..,, ...Pct.r.t
' ' ,,.,,' , " , ,. .',
The Census Bureau is about being re-oigani-
1 jg.J
The clerical force is to bo increased to
about 40 by reinstatements and perhaps new ap
pointments. ' ,
(I. W. Feathcrstonaugh has posted "A. McEa
ton, of Wisconsin
Yasuioton, March 2-3.
It is generally bebeved that the Cabinet agreed ,0t ! ,0;- white men. tint is to sav English,
-day upon the following I hi.adelphia appoint- ij tJiJ ,Hlmher of CaCirs killed is 1C.000. be
ents : Clonics Brown. Collector; N. 15. Lid L;,u.s 70 (.,icfs imt sti)i there is a wonderful
d. Naval Officer ; B. C. Male. Surveyor ; Im.if . ()ftheiI1 ,ivins Tet too many for what
I "
j laaste
I ri
Agent, andG.G. Wesicott, Pott-
Washington, March 2H.
Cg.The following nominations for Philadel
phia have been sent to the Semite, for confirma
tion: Collector of the Port Charles Brown.
Surveyor R. C. Hale.
Navy Agent Copt. Day.
Post M rster .V-. Miller.
Naval Officer Judge Eld red.
Director of the Mint Mr. Petit.
M irshal of the Eastern District of Pa. Cofr.
F. Wgnkoop.
Coliectot of Camden, N. J. Mr. J. W. Mick-
Femalo Women.
The editor of tins Springfield ( Mass.) Rrpub-
' In with ft'trttifv Woiu fiilio !innire
I w .wore inc ou. no nave, mC w
j Hear lnm talk . .
e respect, adnure. and love a female wo
- man. e admire her in the beauty of her per
i son, her moral presence, and her position; wc
resneet her biniDle truthfulness and "'iinoccnce.
and we love uer as the embodiment or the high-
est charms and sweetest attributes of humanity,
I r? . . n wnni'tn rli rnn hA4P ?
Wo cannot
- v.... . . -
I iai.1 rtp innnslur miptin in cl.ii li vnmni rilr-
subject of all civ by lema e
t,Maie nnd of the nerambulating femnle
husban-ts who s noui.i nave tenner ne
duties nre forsaken, nnd the mistres-
. .
ses go a'w.ut outer peopie rneir :
hat cotntorta nie wive inc. iuni up ; "mu
kind an 1 assiduous mothers ! Ho v they must
hallow a home that is too small to hold them !
God of war ! We would as soon live with a
hvena. or ft Ft cam
engine: noat come tins
j way, jro beg of you
. .
I Tnr Death Penalty. The Assembly of TTn
cons-.n .as passed n bid the penalty
f death fur the crime of murder, and subsiitu.
ting im;.i :sonment for life. 1h vote stood 38
n t -r. nd 28 opposed. The friends of tU
i w ' a,u,T"') m xue Senate,
Sy The Cincinnati Atlas of the'2PA
ith .
; Jjst-mt fiosn the town.
No intel'i'Tene'
riceived from hin, a member of his family 1
out in search of him. nnd foui.d him lying on tiie
road, insensible nnd covered with blood. The
horses and waggon were standing near b:m
When our informant left Madison the physic'unt
were examining his wounds, and bad come to
the conclusion that he had fallen off the wactL
and the wheels hail passed over his loJy. JjJ
has since died of Lis wounds.
f We are authorized, says the Pittsbur
Gazette, by Gen. Wm. Larmer, to state that U
j is nor, aim win not ne, a candidate for nominv
j tion tor Governor before the next Whig Conveu.
t'on. He is truly grateful f . r the nuraberlesi
, testimonials of public favor he has received cnJ
for the flattering expressions of the press in re
lation to a candidacy for the Gubernatorial Chair,
but he is at present engaged in a work of much
importance to Pittsburg and Southveicern Penn.
'ylvnnia, which will require his undivided atten
tion for some two or three years to come.
A sai SficiDB. A Taris. letter t- the BWton
Journal says : "The young (Juut Camerta
killed himself on Frid.aj morning by blowing out
his brains, lie is the son of the Princess Dac
clochi, w ho in turn is the daughter of T,z
Bonaparte, eldest sister of Napoleon the First.
The Count Camerata was therefore a near Rela
tive of the Emperor. It was at first attempted
to explain the suicide by that standing explana
tion of all such events, temporary nient il de
rangemcut, brought on it was said by brain fe-
j vcr. iut -.s it is known that be left ad hu affairs
i:i the nicest order, there is no doubt thut this
self murder was the result of a deliberate deter .
initiation formed some days previously. Rumor
now ascribes it to gambling, debts, aud a Lve
r2f Impudent. A subscriber who hasbeta
taking our paper from the commencement, with
out ever paying fur it, ha I the audacity, a few
days since, to write in a letter (postage unpr.J)
to change his paper to another office- Exchan;t Wikotf has been liberated from
prison nt Genoa, where lie was confined on a
charge of attempting to force a your.g LnglUh.
la ly t i m irry hi ru. He has since made his ap-oe-rauce
in Paris. His adventures and trills
have made quiet a hero of him. It is rumor?!
chat the Chevalier has written a history of his
courtship, in the course of which he makes -11
."orts f revelations.
Inox TrnxriKE. Iron will be a great materi
al for almost everything at the proper time. A
company is being organized at Cincinnati, Ohio,
t i j ave ti e 'urnpike from the heal of Westers
avenue, at Brighton, to CumniinyviKe. Spring;
(jove and Carthago, with iron plates. The side
of the mad will be tilled in with dirt, and orua
i.ieuteji with shade tiees.
Emily Horns roit Patties. They have be
comic decidedly toe fashion. G) at eight sup
per at ten carriages at e!oen piilows hy
twelve dreams by quarter past. Such are the
present degrees of custom. The ch-inge is uni
versally approved of, and people wonder why it
was n-'t etleetvd sooner. The --Lhj- of the last
ilea I ache" would be a timely poem. Home
Witiioi t a Mate. The census of Lexington,
Ky , l:sch s2- the fact that there is one female
therein a most deplorable condition; lunles
J. 7"; females 2.7-35. Showing that there is
a poor femlnnie creature over there without a
mate, and without the means to obtain a mute,
unless some fellow wanders into town soor, or
she emigrates to some other point. We predict
t'l.atif she isn't attended to soon, she will sloj.s
for Salt Lake, the Mormon city of the Saints.
I v Australia, if one of the diggers enters a
Inker's sh..p. to purchase a wedding cake which
costs forty dollars, he throws down a fifty dollar
' ill, and takes a handful of doughnuts hi change.
It's something to be a baker out there.
Knee brrclifs and buckles shoes', silk stocking?,
light small clothes, a waistcoat with lap-pels a
velvet coat with a standing collar, a cockel bat
:ml swerd, form the new French costume.
One Ci.t a Mile Railroad Fares. The Stite
Fng'tn or and Surveyor. M'Alpine, in his report
to the Legislature of New York in 1S32, s.iys !
'An important fact is also established, wliich,
up to this time, had been doubted by most men
conversant with railroad transports, which i
that passengers can be transported at nn ex
pense of less than one cent per mile. TliH result
is obtained as a rule, when the average loaJa
are ninety passengers each mile run."
Js'lSS ftf Life in the Kafir War. A privatfl
soldier in the rifle corps" writing home from
Kafhrland. on the 10th of December last, 3 iys
S:noe the commencement of the war we have
good they are ; but those that are living are
very badly off. I know they would all like to
give themselves up to the British, but they nre
afraid to do so, for fear of being shot as rebels
or transported as felons,"
Death of a Revolutionary SolJier. On Satur
day morning, Peter Bonneuil, Esq., died in
Philadelphia, at the age of ninety-six. He was
in good health until the morning of his death,
and ate a hearty suppor after 12 o'clock on Fri
day night the fast of Good Friday then bein
over about 2 o'clock he expired. Mr. Bonneu'
il, came to this country with Lafayette, he being
at that time hut nineteen years old. He served
during the Revolutionary war and participated
iu the active struggles of that contest. Tho
old French citizens knew nnd respected hint.
Ma urn a tlio mtniMut of fHirard. Blennon. HD
other worthy men, who were known and respect-
j ed during former years. For the last thntj
covon vrtore 1 1 1 V .n n (Ml ?1 lfl HCCII lilillcl. 10
was beloved bv a lame nuinocr or our cu"i
and he leaves a name and reputation which Imd
ever been associated with honor and integrity. J
Lime-Water for Hens.
n.irin the last season Mr. Jos. Wi'.cox tX
" . . . . . . . i :-
this town, having occasion to Administer
water to a sick horse, inadvertently leit &
' of the preperation m h.s barn, which, remans
--. . , .
1 li- fnr cnml mnnths. Sf'rvincr AS A taVOnie Ull
i , " j , s v,f
fof his ucus. He soon afterwards wan u
the laying of his hens was PPpent":3rf
' t, ft.insid. rable extenL Beinff conuncc
w j-.rtrprT
the importanco of the (to him) new diocovcij
' he has during the present 6eason kept his b.
constantly supplied with lime-water, pi80.6
troughs within their convenient accesi. an
. . i f - r .ii m c riiiii""
resu t wns an increase ox ncany "
... . " -
The newness
pared wi-H previous experience
discovery (though it may not bo new w
oi tne
a'!) is c'aimed only as applicable to lac
of imparting the lirn3 in this case ; its us
another form, for the same purpose, tTin
previously understoou cj nunji
tin el.