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Andrew J. Rh.ey, Editor.
TUrslBj-, Slay 5, 1853.
For Canal Commissioner,
THO-MAS II. FORSYTH,
, oi Philadelphia County.
?or And! tor General
of Mifflin County.
For Surveyor General,
J. PORTER BIIAWLET,
of Crawford County.
A ViBit to tie New Railroads.
A few days ago we Visited the three sections
(No3. 13, 17 and 18) of Messrs. Michael Burke
& Co., on the New Portage Road, and that of
Messrs. M'Granns & Reilly, Section 104, on the
- Central Railroad. Messrs. Burke & Co's. sec
tion is situate on the western slope of tbe moun
tain, about one mile west of the Portage tunnel
and one mile north of Sumraitville. This work
comprises several heavy embankments and
thorough cuts. The largest embankment is the
heaviest work of the kind we have ever witnes
eed, being about one thousand feet long and over
ninety feet high at its greatest height, and will
- contain, when completed, two hundred thousand
- cubic yards of earth. Standing upon its sura
- mit your eye overlooks the tall hemlocks which
grow around its base, and one is astonished
to think of the immense amount of labor neces
sary to complete so stupendous a bank of earth
About ninety hands are employed, and, it is
thought, the work will be completed by the 1st
of January next. We attended a dance at one
of the "shanties" on this section, where we had
the pleasure of '-tripping the light fantastic toe"
with several of the fair daughters of the Emer
ald Isle. Here for the first time, did we witness
the "old country folks" dancing their jigs, horn
pipes, and other dances, to the shrill music of
the pipe, until we fairly imagined ourself to be
in the land of their nativity. We never enjoyed
a dance better, and never tripped it harder, and
it was peculiarly gratifying that the evening's
enjoyment passed away to the satisfaction and
pleasure of all, nothing occurring to render it
The Section of Messrs. M'Granns & Reilly, is
situate immediately west of Allegheny tunnel,
. extending one mile and a quarter parallel and:
in close proximity to that of Messrs. Burke. On (
this section there are three heavy fills and the
same number of heavy thoroughcuts. Our ob
servation was principally confined to the "deep
' cut," near the tunnel, which is fifteen hundred
feet long and over eighty feet in depth, out of
which, when, it is completed, there will have
been taken over ninety thousand cubic yards of
clay and rock, principally of the latter. Take
. it all in all this is the most extensive cut and
much the largest section on the western divi
sion of the road. That a railroad could be made
through such a mountain as is here, seems im
possible, and yet the reality teaches us that in
- side of four months, the work will be ended, and
"- bat a short time afterward the scream of the
iron-horse will be reverberating through "the
bowels of the earth." Tbe gentlemanly con-
. tractors have our thanks for their kind atten
tion, and we hope ere long to give a more ex
tended account of their operations than will be
. found in this imperfect sketch.
Thot. Collins, Esq,
On Sunday last, at the Summit, we had the
pleasure of meeting with Tuos. Collins, Esq.,
late member of the Legislature from this coun-
ty. Ho has not yet fully recovered from the
effects of the severe sickness which prostrated
, hini for so long & period last fall, but is gradu
ally improving. A change of climate from that
of Karrisburg to the mountains, and a relief
. f.-om the cares of State, will, we hope, in a
brt time, be the means of restoring him to
full health and vigor. In this connection we
seize an opportunity of referring to his sterling
worth, his true and constant attachment to and
firm and unwavering support of the cardinal
principles of the Democratic party. Acting, in
his capacity as Legislator, upon principles, and
determined to adhere to them, though the polit
ical heavens should fall, his votes and Legisla
tive career are the especial pride of his constit
uency, and it were well for the interests of the
State had some of his fellow democrats emulated
his example and clung as closely to the Demo
cratic mast. Cambria has just cause to con
gratulate herself at beholding the fair aud un
blemished tecord of her late member of the As
sembly, and we hope he may live long to enjoy
lie admiration and respect of his fellow-citizens-
Melancholy and Fatal Accident.
Yesterday evening, between six and seven o'
clock, as Mr. John D. Jones, farmer, who re
aides three miles north-east of town, was pro
ceeding in his two-horse wagon down the hill
vshich leads from our town to Mr. John Williams,
mill, on his way to take his wife home (who was
tit the bouse of her 6on, Mr. Robert Hughes,
near the mill,) Lis horses took fright, on account
of tho slipping of the neck-yoke attached to the
tongue of the wagon, or the breaking of a bri
dle bit, and ran off. When opposite the , mill,
tho horses, in turning suddenly round, upset the
wagon, in cue cf the wheels of which the right
leg of Mr. Jones was caught, and crushed, below
the knee, in an awful manner. One hand was
severely cut, and he wes much bruised about
the head and side, the jaw bone and several ribs
being fractured. He was evidently otherwise
internally injured. . He was conveyed to the
residence cf his son-in-law, Mr. Hughes, close
by, and Drs. Lewis and Lemmon were promptly
in attendance and rendered every assistance, but
the extreme age of tho injured man, together
with the severity of his wouuds, placed the pres
ervation of hia life beyond human control. He
died at 2 o'clock this morning. The deceased
was aged between 75 axd 80 years ; was an old
resident of tbe county,' and a much respected,
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peril and iBduitri'. citizen.
Blair County Affairs.
The Standard of this week is out in opposition
to tbe Whitney car wheel ; says most truly that
that wheel "has had its day," and that the
wheels manufactured by Kelly and M'Lanahan,
and M'Farlanes of Ilollidaysburg, are better
adapted for railroads.- It appears that the
investigations which Merriman & Company, in
the late Legislature, instituted against the Canal
Commissioners, cost the taxpayers of the state
from five to six hundred dollars, and we agree
with our cotemporary where he says that "there
is but little doubt but that his (Merriman's)
constituents will permit him to retire to the
shades of private life, to brood over the insta
bility of humnn affairs in general and fat rail
road contracts in particular." The man's
name who shot Crowley, Sunday night week, on
Wynne & Anthony's Section, is Carnes, who is
said to be a desperate character. Crowley is at
the Summit, and is doing well. In reference to
the extracting of a bullet from the breast of
Crowley, by Drs. Christy and M'Kee, tbe Stan
dard has erred as we did ; the bullet was ex
tracted from the back, near the shoulder blade,
on Saturday night last, by Dr. J. C. How, of
the Summit. Maj. G. W. Johnston, Prothon-
otary of Blair County, died at his residence on
Saturday evening, of internal hemorrage, after
a short illness. He was in good health, one
week ago, when we saw him. Man cannot hold
mortality's strong hand. Col. J. W. Geary,
(in connection we think with Col. Painter,) has
purchased of the Canal Commissioners all the
old iron castings, and stationary engines of the
Portage toad, and is engaged at present, the
Summit being his head-quarter3, in delivering
the same, off that part of tbe road which has
been avoided, to gentlemen to whom he has
re-sold. S. Hemphill Wallace has been ap
pointed a clerk in the Philadelphia Post office.
The ice cream saloons are already in oper
ation in Ilollidaysburg, and doing a smashing
business. Messrs. Cowan and Hamlin, near
Ilollidaysburg, had each a horse stolen from
them on Tuesday night week.
We learn from the Whiq that the trial of
Thomas Armstrong, Patrick Ryan, John Cough-
lin, Patrick Dwyer, Thomas J. Lynch and Wil-
Ham. Murray, indicted for riot and the murder
of Cassidv at Plane No. 10 a short time since,
was progressing. The Grand Jury failed to find
two bills against twenty-five. or thirty others,
and they were discharged. Private advices in -
form us that the six men above named, were
found ''guilty of murder in the second degree,'
for which they will undergo an imprisonment in
the Western Penitentiary for ten or twelveyears-
The death warrant of James Shirley has not
yet been received from Gov. Bigler. Judge
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iHjior ineu a numoer or civil suits in court,
last week, and the list was to have been taken
up again this week so soon as the Commonwealth
cases were disposed of.
DEATH OF JUDGE GIBSON".
This eminent jurist died at the United States
Hotel, in Fh ladelphia, on Wednesday morning,
May the 4th, at an advanced age. Judge Shan
non of Pittsburg, in announcing his death to the
District Court, said :
"He spoke for Judge Williams, his Associatet
as well as for himself, when he assured thegen-
uemen or tne liar, that the announcement of!
the death of Chief Justice Gibson produced emo
tions of heartfelt grief, softened, it is true, by
the reflection that he lived to an advanced age,
and that his departure from earth had been pre.
ceded not by sudden but by lengthened pre
monitions thot the sunset of life was approuch
ing." It might not be amiss, continued Judge S.,
upou such an occasion as the present, to refer
briefly to some of the leading facts connected
witn his orilliant Judicial career. When quite
a young man, John Bannister Gibson went to
reside at Beaver, Pa., and there commenced the
practice of the law. From this he was called to
tbe position of President Judge of Common
Pleas for one of the interior districts, whence
he was appointed, on the 27th of June, 1816, a
Justice of the Supreme Court, in the place of tbe
Hon. Hugh II. Brackenridge, who died June
26th of that year. This rapid advancement for
one so young, was the reward of capabilities of
a high order, and an incentive to still greater
exertions. When he took h 1 ft ft AO ii rrn U a
Uf.l7LJ fciJ J
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ucMvu ui uie oupreme Court, he found himself
placed alongside that admirable jurist and pure
Vivs?aj4 aA,1 WW a.....
u"uucu fceuueman, non. William Tilgbman, then
Chief Justice ; and he had for his associate
another eminent gentleman, an ornament to the
bench, namely, the Hon. Jasper Yeatcs. Jared
Ingersoll was tbe Attorney General.
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ror neany thirty-seven years, tbe deceased
sat upon the bench of the Supreme Court of this
Commonwealth. During this long period, what
vast interests were entrusted to him, what great
principles were announced, and what conflictory
points and sophi.-tical arguments were obliged
to pass the grave and searching review of his
comprehensive intellect ! His opinions arc scat
tered over and run through about sixty-six vol
umes of our Reports. Of what Judge in this
country, or elsewhere, can so much be said.
He materially assisted in laying the founda
tions and in building up the superstructure of
our jurisprudence. Some of his legal opinions
are masterpieces, which have justly won admir
ation even in the courts of Westminster Hall,
and which will remain lasting memorials of his
skill and genius. It would be unnecessary to
anaie upon the fitness of his style, or tbepuri
ty of his diction. These are familiar things to
the gentlemen of the bar, and are worthy of
imuauon. un name will properly rank in point
oi aomty, with those of tbe most eminent Judges
that ever graced a bench. If Massachusetts
boasts of a Story, and New York of a Kent, wo,
as Penneylvanians, can proudly point to the
great intellectuality and profound legal learning
of John Bannister Gibson.
In Greensburg, Dr. John Mom"
old wheel-horse of the Democracy, has been
2,T?. h i xrf Vle.Mr- Wil-
son Knott; and in Ligonier, Mr. John llartmett.
aro appelated. All three nro excellent mon.
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LOCAL AND EDITORIAL ITEMS. B?B- The committee selected to examine ap- Terrible Railroad Accident.
Mr. Ivory will hereafter run his hack plicants for the schools of this district, met on! Chicago, April 26. The express train which
daily, from the Summit to Ebensburg, leaving , Tuesday, and concluded to retain the late teach- left here at 9. o'clock last night, on the Michi
the former place on the arrival of the eastern 1 ers. Mess. Steel, Bbophy and Pbossek. The gan Southern Railroad, came in collision at the
r,.i ot o -vii.T r --.i .u.'cow; .ftwa rtw, e.ux- crossiug of the Central Road with the emigrant
latter at 4 J P. M. This is a good arrangement,
and worthy of encouragement.
Mess. Hamilton & Pershing, of Johnstown,
manufacture a beautiful and substantial article
of Stoneware, which they offer for sale on fair
terms. The specimens we have seen at the'
stores of Mess. Moore and Davis & Lloyd, are
excellent, combining beauty with strength and
M'Closket. of Duncansville. advertises.
good and cheap buggies, &c, for sale at his es
tablishment, If you want a wagon to " take a
a ride" in, that's the place to purchase one.
A sale of the effects of the late Daniel
O'Keefe, takes place at the Allegheny Tunnel,
on Monday, 16th of May.
jgSy The different military companies of this
county will assemble for drill and inspection at
Jefferson, on Friday the 20th day of May.
8?L Arthur Spring is to be hung in Phila.,
on Friday, the 10th day of June.
JBgj"The report that President Pierce intends
visiting New Hampshire shortly, is incorrect.
tgy Hon. John Slidell was on Thursday
last, elected United States Senator from Louisi
ana, for the unexpired term of Mr. Soule. He
led his Whig competitor S3 votes.
ISgk. Thomas Neary and Patrick Fitzgerald
have been sentenced to death in New York for
respectively murdering their wives. Intemper
ance was an adjunct in each case.
What's the difference between a swallow
and a milk maid? One skims tne water and the
other skims the milk.
The bed-chamber of Napoleon, at St.
Helena, is now a stable, and the room in which
he died is used for threshing and winnowing
wheat. This is a world of changes.
fi The Earl of Ellesmere is said to be com-
1DS to ew ork Wltn bis family, to act as the
representative of the British nation at tbe great
Exhibition to be held there.
fi!sA special correspondent of the New
Yor. Uerald, under date of May 2, says the
President has disapproved of Gov. Lane's course
in New Mexico, aud is determined to recall him.
; g,We have learned that Enw. Miller,
Chief Engineer of the Pennsylvania Central
Rnilroad, h is resigned, which position was unan
imously tendered to H. Haupt, Esq late Su
perintendant of the Conpany. Tbe appoint
ment of this gentleman is doubtless an excel-
Fetter is still engaged at his rooms in
the Academy building, in Daguerreotyping the
faces of a number of our citizens. lie desires
to "take the whole town" previous to leaving ;
all ye belles and beaux, boys and girls, young
folks and old folks, engaged and un-engaged la
die? and gentlemen, lately married and eoon-to-be-married
persons, hearken ' go and have
your likenesses taken to the Academy, go.
Trotting Match. On Saturday next, 7th
inst., a trotting match for $200 a side, will take
place between Mess. Andrews & Barr's mare,
"Helen Mar," and Col. W. K. Piper's mare
i "Kate," for tbe distance of one mile, the ground
to be selected on the turnpike between the foot
of the mouutain and Ilollidaysburg. Tbe forfeit
money is $50. "Who'll bet on the bay."
The copious showers of last night and to-day
have clothed tbe earth and forests with a "living
green." At last, tbe fruit trees are in bloom.
Tbe "Mountain Echo, and Johnstown
Commercial Advertiser and Intelligencer," is
; tne tlte 0I" a new Democratic paper published
in Johnstown, this county, the first number of
which is before us. It is published and edited
by G. Nelson Smith, Esq., who is assisted by
E. J. Pershing, Esq., a young gentleman 6 f un
doubted capacity and attainments, and a forcible
and vigorous writer. The paper presenta a very
good appearance, and we hope its publication
may result beneficially to tbe party in this coun"
BSaT" Mr. John Dougherty, of this borough,
while engaged in pulling down an old frame
house, on Tuesday, fell off the roof, cutting his
forehead pretty severely, and bruising a leg.
Improvements. The street leading from
Litzinger's Hotel, north, will be one of tho pret
tiest in town. Maj. Evans, Street Commissioner,
has a force engaged levelling the western side
walk, (which was curbed last fill.) and when be
is done, a plauk pavement will be laid as far as
the Catholic church. Tbe residents have plan
ted a number cf shade trees, and it is to be ho
ped they will grow. The street fronting our of
fice will be graded, curbed and paved this sum
mer, as far south as the Academy, and when the
work is completed, and our trees grow, we bet
a hat' 'twill be the street of the town. The same
struct, north of Main street, is being graded and
curbed, and Mr. Lloyd has the plank ready to
make the pavement. A number of buildings
are being consructed in town, and others will be
contractedfor ; so the town presents a scene of
bu-tle and activity. Who says Ebensburg won't
be a city yet ?
OSsF Gbobgb M'Caxn, who has been so very
ill at the Summit for five months past, with Ty
phus Fever, and who is known to most of our
citizens, arrived in town on Tuesday evening.
His numerous friends are pleased to learn that
he is rapidly recovering, and soon will be 'him
B?& As Mrs. Paul Kingston was coming in
to towu on Wednesday moruing, to market, with
butter, when opposite the residence of M. Has-
6on, Esq., her horse frightened at a dog and she
was thrown off, but sustained no injury, except
dislocating the thumb of one hand. '
SQ,Mis. Swisshelm, in her letters to young
ladies, says that "every country girl knows bow
to color red with madder." We have always
noticed., that with all girls, thCTaaddct-tbcy get
the redder thy color. '- " -'w -
admirablehtneFS ann qualifications, is gratifying
to all. The schools open on tbe SOth of May.
Cambria County Medical Society'
met at the office of Dr. W. A. Smith,' in this bor
ougb, on Tuesday last, and the report of the
committee, previously appointed, consisting of
Drs. Smith, Lemmon and Sheridan, relative to
tbe topography and most frequent diseases of
the county, was unanimously adopted. There
port will be presented to the State Medical Con
- 1 n, which assembles in Philadelphia in a
iew weens, 10 wnicu urs. now, omiin ana Lem
mon were appointed delegates
Officers for the
ensuing year were elected. Dr. Lownvin is mw
in New York, repiesenting the society of this
county in the National Medical Convention, at
present in session in that city.
uu,iiiK hoi" iiic u ices hi iuis,
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season of the year in New York for vegetab'es. j
we think the inhabitants must be living rather
"high." It is announced that people who have
money enough, can obtain as many fin new po
tatoes as they want, fresh from Bermuda, for
thirty-seven and a half cents per half peck, or
three dollars a bushel ; aparagus, for fifty-6ix
cents a bunch ; strawberries, one dollar a has
ket or fifty cents a mouthful ; green peas, fifty
cents a half peck ; tomatoes, thirty-seven and a
half cents a quart. The latter comes from Ber
muda, wrapped in paper and packed in boxes
in the same manner that oranges are imported.
Most of the green vegetables are brought from
Charleston, S. C.
potatoes also, as well as
BS- A Fortcke Left. By the decease,
without issue, of a certain Absalom Sharp, late
of Mississippi, a very large fortune has fallen
to his brothers and sisters, or their heirs, who
are supposed to reside in Western Pennsylvania.
Besides property in Mississippi, the deceased
left an estate in Louisiana, appraised at the sum
of $70,000. His brothers were John, Henry,
and Levi Sharp.
SSL. The search for a site for a Military Hos
pital has been renewed. The old Hero of Cha
pultepec having failed to locate a suitable site
for a hospital during the last Presidential cam
paign, the search has been lately renewed by
Generals Twiggs and Jessup, and Surgeon-Gen.
Lawson. They visited the Blue Lick Springs of
Kentucky, together with Harrodshurgand Dren
non, with tbe view of locating the asylum; but
whether they have met with my better success
than the Old Hero has not yet been made pub
lie. Whether they were pleased or not with
" that rich Irish Brogue,"which they must have
heard during their journey, is not stated.
fics. The stable attached to Mr. Ilannon's Ho
tel, and owned by Col. George M'Feely, at Car
lisle, was burnt down on Friday evening week.
How the fire originated seems to be a mystery.
Col. M'Feely's loss is considerable Mr. Ilan
non's , we believe, is not heavy. No insurance-
The Collins steamer Arctic, Capt. Luce,
sailed for Liverpool at noon on Saturday, from
New York, with two hundred passengers and a
small amount of specie. Among her passengers
were Ex-President Van Buren, Captain Folsom
of California, Governor Kemble, Senator Foote,
of Vermont, President of the Georgia and Flor
ida Railroad company; Hon. W. McMurray and
James K Paulding, Esq.
fiSThe Washington correspondent of the Bal
timore Sun, says: -Mr. F. A. Beelen, of Pitts
Legation to Central America. He is a young
ceutlemanof talents, education, aud polished
manners. Having had much iutercoure with
the Spanish American republics of South
America, Mr. Btfoleu's knowledge ot" the cus
toms and institutions of the people, to whom his
principal is accredited, will be of the greatest
service in the important negotiations which are
to be opened with the Central American Govern
ments. Hon. W. P. Schell.
The following resolution passed the House of
Representatives of this State, immediately be
fore the adjournment :
Resolved, That the thanks of this House be,
and are hereby tendered to the Hon. Win. P.
Schell, Speaker, for the ability, impartiality and
strict integrity with which he has discharged the
arduous duty of presiding over our deliberations,
and for the courtesy and urbanity which have
distinguished his deportment. Our respective
regards attend him in our separation.
It was passed by a unanimous vote, and shows
the high estimation in which Mr. S. is held oy
his brother members. Friend and foe, unite iu
saying that the duties of Speaker of the House
were never more (impartially and ably perform
ed than by the lite Speaker.
Temperance Hotel Burnt Four Lives Lost.
Rochester, April 29. The "Temperance Cabinet being at that time in session) to under
House" iu this city was destroyed by fire this stand how utterly unfounded are all the sto
morning. and we regret to add that three .worries concerning disseusiou in bis olficial family,
men and one boy, servants in the establishment, Jf0 man could wear a brow so unclouded as his
perished in the flames. One of the unfortunate was. whose mini was oppressed as his would
women was named Catharine Conl in, aged 40 have been under troubles or vexations of that
years. The boy was named James Feeney, aged 6rt. I know pos;tively that from the 4th of
14 years. When the fire broke out. 120 board- March to this hour nothing has occurred in trie
ers were asleep in the house, aud for a time the slightest degree to mar the harmony of the ac
most terrible consternation and confusion pre- tiou of the Administration. President Pierce is
vailed, many narrowly escaping from the flames really the only Chief Magistrate whom we have
The loss on the building is estimated at $2-,- nu( fr ma,,y ong yeariJ wuo j,HS fa-lej tQ fild
000, to meet which there is an insurance of himself plunged in a sea of perplexities ere the
'vuw' ,arS amount oi personal property
was aiso aeetroyea.
A Washington correspondent of the Journal of
Commerce remarks :
"Santa Anna, in his communication to Esco-
bar. made a gratuitous declaration of war against
the United States. Many suppose that he courts
hostilities with the United States, for several
reasons to wit, that, in war, he can do as he
pleases, having the supreme and uncontrolled
power; and then, if the result of the war should
not make him Emperor, or perpetual dictator,
it will be to force an annexation of Mexico to progress of the fire that the upper deck was con
the United States, and thereby save his head sumed in fifteeu miuutes. The hull drifted off
and bis vast landed estates.
Through all his former vicissitudes Santa An-
na has been able to preserve his lands. Those
have never been confiscated. The first thing he
did after landing at Vera Crnz, was to visit his
estate near Jalapa. But in another violent rev -
olution, he might chance to lose h:.3 lands, if
not hi1? life"
home train, and the inost disastrous conse'iuen-
ce3 t9Ued. Tb locomotive and baggage car of
the express truin, and three cars of the tnii-
Kri,uir:, n V rsmasJied' sna 11 " 1 E ,i
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- fty or tixtv in;lire. P!e of them fatally! The
emigrants on tbe Central Road are tbe principal
sufferers, no person in the first cb;es ens being
, track3 cr,,S3 t itci other at nearly right angles.
- Chicago, April 27 Fifteen bodies from the
- fcene of the late railroad accident were brought
in last mgnt.
The Galena mail was robbed of the bags for
Boston and Albany during the confusion, of the
, collision. They are supposed to have contained
packages of value
Bi ffalo. April 28. The Chicago papers con
tain heart-rending details of tbe late melancholy
accident. The entire rad in tbe vicinity of t) e
catastrophe was covered with the ruined cars
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ded and uninjured c-ept from beneath, and tbe
shrieks of the women, and the groans of the dy-
i ing a'ldcd to tbe horror of tbe scene.
One I'Oor woni.in with b..th her lers broken.
lies with a dead child in her arms, and two lit-
tie ones uninjured clinginz to her.
A 01111g woni.in stood by tbe dead bodies of
her fjitLer, mother, and brother, tbrieking like
a maniac. "
hree children, from eight to ten years of age
were tsken out and recognized by their
who is left alone.
Beneath the edge of a car appeared the
bead and hand of an old man u lei? of one and
the mangled body of the other.
awful in the ex-
brought in. The
The scene at the depot was
treme when the remains were brfj
j floor was covered with blood and heaps of limbs,
gathered together in a corner, while many be -
reaved ones were seal chins for lost friends r,r
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un cmiuciiru wiin lur rnnus. i
Chicago, April -J8. The Coroner's Jury rcn-
dcred their verdict last night on the bodies of!
the sixteen persons killed by the recent Kail- (
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road collision. I At aboct eleven o'clock on Saturday mornlrj
They found that the deceased came to their April SOth, the jury in tbe case of tbe Comnon
deatbs by a collision between the trains, caused wealth vs. Mary Delaney, indicted for the rcr
by the gross carelessness and gross neglect of der of Jacob Shaw, came into the Court-rocx,
Moses Tyler. Conductor, and Thomas Packman, and cn being asked whether cr net they fcd'
Engineer, of the Michigan Central Railroad, agreed upon a verdict, the foreman handd i
and Herbert L. Whitney and Edward Davis, En- written verdict to the Court, which was recorded
gineers on the Southern road, holding them as without anything being said. The Clerk then
causing the deaths of the bodies before them. said, in the usual form "Listen to yourveriict
They also censure Mr. Juriette. superintend- " as the Court have recorded it you say tia
ent of the m t hine shop. f.r not furnishing pro- "in this issue joined between the Coniscn.
per lights on the engines of the Central Compa- "wealth nnd Mary Delaney, you find her guilty
ny "of manslaughter, and so you say all." Th
Robert Davis, a fireman on the Southern Rail- iurv signified that lhi! w is their verdict. wLcrfe-
r-'.id, and Whitney, Davis, Tyler and Backman
were cornmitieii ii. await tneir trial.
Those named in the verdict are held for man-
1'he injured parties are well cared for by the
citizens of Chicago.
Washington, April 2Cth, 1853.
Instead of the number of office seekers dimin
ishing, they appear to be on the increase.
Friday and Saturday the halls and fetaircases of
me n une uouse were crowded with the u To-
uujr iue luaiuem mrew me uoor oi nis omce
open, and admitted the crowd all at once. It
) ... L . If ;i . t l .1 a - rr-
was a motley ass- mb age. from asoir nts to full
missions down to Uicsseilgertdlips, whilct Some
looked as if they would even be content with a
sun oi oiu ciotues. iney pourea into tne room decided against him by default; both oecurcn
for several hours, presenting a humiliating spec- ces being in all probability traceable to his ab-
tac,'e: , . , Bence from his fimUj.Piltsbura Cnic,:.
It is understood that At the last two or three . - r , r ,
cabinet sittings, the foreign appointments have:
been under consideration, and that to-morrow a!
lar ht,-h inK!ii;noi;rSfP.,t;.,mno
and consuls, are to be finally disposed of.
Alexander W. Buel, of Michigan, for Berlin,
(a protege of Gen. Cass,) is considered pretty
Mr. bilave, of Syracuse, will very likefy get
George Sanders, it has been rumored for sev-
if '1 i is a candidate for the
! late. thouif.i his best friends are
ondon consu -
fearful of the
It is the last card of youuz Amer -
U:cuari btanton. of Kentucky, member of the
ist Congress, is bore, pushing lor Commissioner
of Public Buildings two thousand a year.
Collectors Brousou and Maxwell arc still here,
squaring up the Custom House books.
General Pierce received visiters to day for scv -
erai Hours, including omce-seekeis. euidnot
think sr. many were left in town.
ti,0 .v... r. i. u
ing himself with the guillotine. Half a- dozen
,.wl-, ..... ...i t. i. ir:i . ,
the land office, remains yet awhile, it is said as
1 evn c.....
His last official act, we believe, was the discharge
of Kosciusko's nephew, a democrat, from a petty
Harmony at the White House.
The Washington gossip writer for the Repub
lic, in that journal of Monday, gives the fol
lowing, which does not look like if there were
dissensions between Gen. Pieece and his Cabi
"One has but to catch a glimpse of the Presi
dent's countenance as seen by many this fore
noon when he was walking the grounds sur.
rouinlincr his mansion with Mrs. Pierce the
- end of the first month of his Presidential term
Steamboat Disaster on Lake Ontario.
Ogdensbcbo. N. Y., May 1. The steamboat
Ocean Wave was destroyed by fire on Lake On
tario, at 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, when
50 miles above King.itou, ou her passage to this
pbice. Out of the passengers and crew, num-
beriug 50 in all, only 22 were saved, so that 28
were either drowned or perished in the flames,
Among the. saved were Captain Wright and the
mate and purser.
When the fir s was discovered the boat was a
niile and a half from shore, and so rapid waa the
shore and continued burning for about two hours.
when she went down,
The persons saved were picked up by passing
vessels, attrac tod to. the scene by the glare of
1 The Ocean Wave was owned by the Northern
Railroad Company of Ogdensbnrg, nod wai fully
Accident at a Rolling ma.
A letter from Mr. Thomas Johnson B,-i
ter. formerly of KboenhprcrPw :u ' "ai'cnt
, uiiiB. in
tal accident at that place. -On Thursday
ing, about five o'clock, the mill took fire on t?
side townrd tbe creek, from the scrap w
It ouly tumed ab;ut to square yard cf ?'
shingles. Th workmen got ur,0n ti,. -,
extiiifuisli llip Abrupt: urt., u 18
r, v '-u many rct-i
on the top ventilator to s-e nhere fir had I P
when Mr. Tetze! h ailed them to Mm. .
would fall ;
'i'"". n gave w.it
of, pulling themselves nnnn ita. ...
ers went down fifty feet. Reese Vin;am. V-"
lengthwise across the muck-rolls, lre.,kinz trl
bis legs, t,nd receiving internal tirm..i.. "
not live till nooa. A lad who fell strur" v
head against the end of the epanaer and dK
in ten minutes.
Aiie oiners ieil tc
w u vi iuc rui,s. ccctt, the nail
iron shearer, d.ed about one o'clock next mot.
ing: both his legs were broken-one of th L
1 Per 8- m. Coata had 1.11 f... t - .
C - 1
j ,lis c"ar-bone broken, but the physicians thin'x
j fie. w' recover. John Mallea is not seriouslv
injured, but feels pretty sore interr.allj. John
L- Jones had one arm, and the elbow-bone brc
, ken. Thos. Thompson, although b'19 arm ii
fe""" more easuy than others. Pat.
lue ruJl- ,,e uoctors here from ew Cm.
jtle b arren, Greenville, and other places. A
j , ........ ...v, auu vtuvr pmces. AJ
' the mail is dong, you mast await another oc
. cas-.on for further particulars."
Sharon. Pa., April 30.
'. Seven persons are dead this morning, rsu
lnS from the late accident. Killed Win. Sc.-,
Reese Will itins, m. Graham, a num named
Jordan, of Whwllnir. Air AhT-iVVit An.! i
VI c ' . u u.j
.1 1 . 1 T .
named Barr. John L. Jones has since died.
Tho Casa cf Mary Delaney.
VERDICT OF THE JUfiV.
upon the counsel for the prisoner asked that it
should be 6et aside on the ground that it vu
not pronounced by the jury in open Ccurt, bnt
delivered in writing, and recorded before the
jury said anything, cr had been asked to Bty
t anything; nor did they at any time proscrjcec
During the proceed'ngs. tbe prisoner ras h
Court. At first she looked composed icd in a
measure cheerful, but upon the rendition of tie
verdict she burst into tears. The Court crJer-
On ed her to be remanded for the present.
lli? jury was out for tight days and fonrt'tn
hnu.r .n this ic-on tjAt
rence in the Criminal records cf Ailc-lenT
iye were informed that one of the juren n
the MSHlnitt nhilil rinrinir Imrir;nnn,.f,lb
the Court House, nnd that two suits fit law era
FROM OUIt EXCHANGES.
' d. .MAIL JToPFED. AOOUt dUU C0.11 fieSV-
ers who were un tne in New York, ca
V e(,rnes,da .uudt00H to 6toP a car c&,''q5do
the. U' b' "'"J- The -river was knocked down
ad severely beaten, and Mr. Peck, the mail
age"N in U-f . compelled to firo up-
oa tbe crowd. 1 he discourge took effect ia tho
''fV iaQ f Jhe tUCn' whea re" imm6
. uiaiei v ui?uersou.
. J r
! A singular fatality seems to hani over the
: Japan Expedition. The New York Kirreaj
'states that intelligence has been received of aa
accident to the steamer Susquehsana, which, it
,is said, will probably disable her from proceed-
! icg with the rest of the snuadron. She broke
her shaft in February last, and it was doubtful
j whether sho would be .tlc to rctaru hxa fr
C l0, ! 1 -ler C0T"' vJt
established by Ole Bui), already coDtr.id 7(m)
h'ts"'ts. and owns 1 P...0J0 acre. O.e Ball
nns a sur cro oi wegiu ccttaje there, aii 1 rro-
P?se9 t0 e5t i'J,,,8bt a P.yiec .uic school for
auru-jcnieBi oi ica at is ana sciences.
Chief Jcstice Ta.ntt. The report mentioned
in a New York paper, that the Hon. Roger B.
Taney Chief Justice of the V. S. Supreme Court,
was about to resigo in consequence of advance
in ge aud ill-health, it is 6aid to be unfound
ed. Jude Taney is said to be in good health
and bids fair to continue, as he has done for
years, to adorn the highest judicial post in tha
country, lie is at present faithfully attending
to his duties in the U. S. Circuit Court ia Balti
more. The Boxafabtes in America. The Emper
or of France has extended an invitation to ti
Bonaparte family of Baltimore to pay a sit to
the imperial dominions. Youn Jeromo Bona
parte, who now belongs to the United States ar
my, has obtained leave of absence for six months,
and will soon leave for France. He is a grand
son of the brother of Napoleon the First. -V. T
Mirror. Murder ix Armstbo.vo Couktt. The Al
legheny Enterprise states, that on Friday last,
man named Cai911, captain of a section boat ca
the Pennsylvania canal, wben near Frccport,
got off tbe boat to fasten a line on the berni 6iJf
and, while doiog so, was stabbed by 6oraa villain,
and died immediately. The crew of the boat
searched the neighborhood, but were unable to
find the murderer. Tne murder cicated a great
excitement in Freeport, and a large number of
the citizens started in search of the wretch, oui
the latest accounts state that he bad not yet
been discovered. The darkness of the nighf
prevented those on the boat witnessing thedeei
Lbaht's Trial. The Portage City Repub
lic contains a portion of the trial of Edward Lea
hy, (better known as the monk of La Trappe.)
for the murder, by shooting, of Bernard Manly.
The trial is before Judge Lar ibee. Leahy plead
uot guilty to the indictment. Francis Whitin?
testified that he saw the prisoner fire three shoU,
one at the deceased, which caused his death,
and two at Abraham Morton. The pistol was
revolver, and two charges were left in it.
hy stated to the witness that the murder was
iust. and that the Lord told him ta doit. Mnl"
lived about 45 minutes after the shot.
testimony, as far as it is putlisueu, isconcius.'
as ts tho fact that Manly was shot by Leahy for
alleged adultery with the wifo of tbe l.-.tter.--He
has been found guilty of manslaughter, ai
sentenced to the Penitentiary for life Vntl
city, savstbe 1'ittsburr? JJinntrL ...j
ron, Mcrcrr county, on Friday cf last ."J
.x an .winner at th hn-.mni jt.j
at ten o'clock A helper of Mr. Matthews died
in nn hour after. JorJiin a
vv. ujM,ingjeu with rr i
father, -oul the teetli of his upper n-w
, knocked out, and seems injured internally.
! bald JoU" ana Joseph bryant, and others, held onto
c - jrg-ai-