Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, November 23, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated November 23, 1855 Page 1
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pV GEO. W. BOWJIAJV. >-£W SERIES. 5C 1C C t }JCCt r!J . The Orphan Beggar. A TKI E STOUV. \ little boy. an orphan too. Whose fuiaer eU'ls U th cold were blue, With pearly drops in either eye, Ready ' at P'D'' s S! sh. With timid steps approached the door, (Some scanty pittance to implore,) Whose brazen knocker, smooth and bright, Mocked all the etfoits of the wight ; His little hands its place supplied, And open tlew the portal wide. V clergyman ol modern date, Les, lamed lor kindness than estate, Now eyed the boy from top to toe; And listening to his taleoi wo, >aul,"take this crust, 'tis mouldy too; Rut still, 'tis good enough lor you." The hoy received it with good gsace, And turned about to quit the place. ..s; t on," said the priest, "an ophan boy Should not pursue such bad employ. Answer me this, prav, can you read?" "Ah! no sir, 'tis a tiutii indeed." ••Not read! why 'ben you cannot pray ? J'll teach you, alter rrte thus say : Our Father who in Heaven art" (•Our Father' touched bis little heart.) "Is he your Father, then, arid mine I" "Yes," said the reverend divine; "God is the father of us all— Of rich and poor, of great and small." With feelings undisguised, the boy Summed uptiie whole in tins reply; We're brothers—let it not be said You ever gave me mouldy bread." WIIBMfipMTTL Bedford, ;3S>, S 6, W. Bowman, Editor and Proprietor- The Know Nothing Oalhs. Extracts from the Address on Know-Nothing isrn delivered at Lancaster, Pa., on the 24tii of September, by Col. JOHN \V. FORNEY : There can be no offence more harrowing than that of perjury. The vow taken in the sight of Bod, atul broken in the sight of man, corrodes in the conscience forever. Perjury is the ap parition which compels the corrupt witness to sp-ak the truth, and the whole truth. Perjury is the keen vengeance which pursues the shrink tugguilty soul through all the aveuues of life, and is satiated only w hen that soul escapes to its God. But who would have believed, beibre this midnight conspiracy afflicted our country, that a political party would assume the right to en lurce its extra-judicial oaths by holding over its victims the terror of peijury f Who ever heard belore that a man's hope of redemption was lost because he would not, or could not fulfil a vow t ; j proscribe his fellow-beings ? because he would not drive home the steel whetted to assassinate the reputation of his uninitiated friend !—be cause he had fled from the recesses of an under ground lodge, which had been dedicated to 111- t Fiance and wrong < And yet it is notorious that the admitted member ot this order is oath faouud to obey its decrees on a penalty of "being denounced us u u i/Jul traitor to his God and to ins country,"' and that he is next assured by the high t; lest of the conspiracy that for the viola tion of Ids oaths "the deep and blighting stain of perjury will rest upon t hair soul." I have already specified some of Hie worivSto which lie is committed from the moment he enters one of these caves of persecution, and which lie must ate mpiish, or be "denounced as a traitor to his God and his country." It is a new thing in the history of American parties lo see men as finning obligations to proscribe others, their e q<ials,and often their neighbors, and consenting to the imputation ot perjury should they lad or Biter in tins pious pastime. Men have taken oaths to destroy their coun try s oppressors, arid Heaven has approved the set. fhe august ceremonial which inaugurated and completed the Declaration of Independence "asmadein the sight of an approving God, and it ever such approval was given, it consecrated the immortal vow. But are our fellow-freemen, whom we meet in the daily walks of life, op pressors arid enemies, that we should crawl into corners to lake oaths against them, failing in which the sin of perjury is to rest on our souls! No good angel blesses such irreverence; no vir >tie is to be saved by it; no right protected, and no wrong tnade right. But I will ask whether the profane oath I ■ "Ve quoted, and the equally profane assutnp 'lJ° of punishing the violation of such an oath •diould not call down the thunders of indignant protest from every christian pulpit in the land? Instead ot turning thoughts upon the imaginary uangersof a distant prelate, whose power to af fect our happy institutions would be as ineffect ual as the attempt ol the naked King of the Mos quito coast to capture Gibraltar; instead of incit a political party in its work of denunciation i disfranchisement—as has been the case wilh ,J ° man .V ol the professing tbllowers of the Ui'tkand lowly Saviour—l humbly refer them '' Hie spectacle of vast multitudes of men wal 'j-ving jn the most reckless oaths, glorying in fue most abandoned persecutions, and arrogant > assuming the right to punish rebellion to their fan .aril, by hurling the anathema of perjury, as it delegated vicegerents of God on earth. Purely no American citizen, however deep > prejudiced against an opposing creed, can lor a moment be misled by the {ilea that this mid night order, with all it's professions, has advanc es hue religion. The litual and platform of the -••er both declare their belief in "a Supreme , n ? as an essential preliminary. But there 14 -fv'at reason to fear that the managers want nobody else to worship God save themselves, ' and that their idea of a Deity is ot one who ex pects to be propitiated by acts of deceit and shame. A party which excludes a Catholic and admits a Mormon, which does not hesitate to follow the lead of man V whose deeds and words are at war with every idea of religion such a paity cannot long delude any portion of intel ligent citizens with empty professions of piety. Nay, if there be perjury anywhere, those w ho violate an obligation like the fallowing, in the Pennsylvania Hi I i of Rights, will have some trouble to purge themselves : "That all men have a natural anil indefeasible right to worship God Almighty according to the dictates of their own conscience: that no man can, of right, he compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any 1 ministry, against his consent; that no human authority can, in anv case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience, and that no preference he given to any religious establish j menfs or modes of warship. "That no person who acknowledges the be ; ing of a God and a future state of rewards and punishments shall, on account of his religious sentiments, he disqualified to hold any office or { place of trust or profit under this Common l wealth." I beg yon to contrast this with the oath of the [ midnight order. We are told it is perjury in a ■ know-nothing to violate that oath. And here is an obligation more solemn, more binding, more essential to society, which in some of its parts is set at nought by thousands of know-no ; ilungs—and. this, too, without complaint or con j demnation from those ministers of the Gospel i who belong to the order, and who themselves practice the evil they should condemn in others. It has been said that, while the adopted citi zen takes an oath to support lite know-nothing takes an oath to violate, theWmertcan Consti tution. And the fruit of this reckl-ssness is lull of terrible significance. A direct result of the secret obligations of tjie order may be found in the bloody tumults of Louisville, an<A in the ex cesses of the know-nothings in other large ci ties. To such an extent has public indignation been excited against the profane and familiar tvsnrt to extra-judicial oaths, and the invariable appeal to force and fraud at the ballot-boxes, that in |iortions of the Union the order has de liberately discarded alike its secrecy and its ob ligations. This has been the case in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and South Corolina. The very fact that the oath of the order tends to bring into contempt the higher obligations im posed by the Constitution and the laws proves it is not binding upon those who are deluded into an assumption of it. But it is no less clear that in many places, this oath, imposed with ali the forms of midnight secrecy, has had a disas trous effect upon those who have accepted it.— So tar from contributing to the strength of the order, it has been one of the principal causes of its rapid decay. Resorted to for the purpose of consummating the schemes of men who could not obtain advancement from other parties, but who were able to pack majorities in these secret so cieties, it becomes a galling yoke to the more respectable members, and, as may be well con ceived, has ended by driving out the best and leaving the lodges in the control of the worst. Nay, take a member of this order, one who is known to have accepted its obligations, and sud denly demand of' him whether he is attached to it, arid observe with how much confusion and shame he will attempt to deny, or indirectly ad mit the fact. That ministers of God, should, in the ostensible desire of promoting the spread of the doctrines of Christianity, embark - with those who are committed to those obligations ; that they should cheerfully assume companion ship with men besotted in intellect anil led cap tive by vice and fraud; and that they should sit silent and see not only their Catholic fallow beings, but their own neighbors, even those concurring with them in religions belief, who do not belong to the order, stricken down or marked out as it were, for execution, almost passes comprehension. It cannot be doubted that the manner in which ihese obligations have been inisted upon, and the violence with which the demands of the pledged midnight majority have been consummated, has contribu ted to change many ofthese lodges into Pande moniums upon earth : controlled, not by intel lect and virtue, but by men who have become skilled in the practices at first so bitterly de nounced by their leaders and now almost entire ly abandoned by the old parties. Oaths em ployed to sanction and strengthen practices like these are null and void in the sight of Heaven as soon as they are taken ; arid the fre quency with which they are repudiated by those who have reluctantly assumed them shows con clusively that the idea of their binding efficacy —is being rapidly dissipated. From tlie Chicago Press, Nov. S. Horrible Tragedy in Chicago- Last evening, about seven o'clock, two dis charges of a pistol were heard in West Randolph street, between Peoria and Sangamon streets, and Alderman Elithorpe, who was near by, rushing to the spot, found Eclgar E. Ingersoll, tender of the Randolph street bridge, with a pistol shot in his breast, and his wife also shot in the bteast, staggering away, while the instru ment of death was still in the murderer's grasp. Mrs. Ingersoll was taken to the house of Mr. Shaw, corner of Randolph and Peoria streets, where Doctors Freer, Brownell and Hollister were called to her assistance, and at last ac counts she was still alive, with a possibility of recovery. She was shot in the left breast, be tween the third and fourth ribs. Ingersoll was conveyed to the AVest Division Police Station, in the Market House, and at tended by the sarr.e physicians, but he never spoke, and died about 8 o'clock. He was shot in about the same place that his wife was. The pistol was one of Allen's revolvers. In Ins pocket were found $33 in gold, and a letter, of which the fallowing is a literal copy. It shows that his action was premeditated.— It was written in pencil, on both sides of a small piece of paper, and is intended for a broth er residing in this city, who has a caniage shop on Canal street : CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 1855. DEAR BROTHER CHARLES:—I would like : very much to see you but time will not permit 1 will ask one favor of you and the last. I beg of you to see that Lizzie and myself are hurried and together. I wish vou to take Ida Amelia i Ingersoll in your care and give her my gold watch that she may have it as a present from her father. I am very sorry to think lam a | bout to commit this oli'el deed But my feelings are more than I can express. Lite is swete but 1 li§d sooner part with it than be sepperated | tiom one that I love so dear no one can know i my feelings their beyond rnv reach to explain I shall fetcli this to a close by Bidding you a diew Give my love to father and mother and j Brothers Your Brother. EDGAR E. INGERSOLL. Upon his person was (bund two'cheap publi cations, with the fallowing titles, which appear : to have been recently purchased and read.— ; From these t lie miserable man ma)' have re ceived the idea of Ins desperate crime, or by them wrought opto its commission : j Miss Jaue Clark, the Buried Alive: Or, Con fessions ola buicide. Published by H. .M. Rulison. Queen City Publisher's House, 11 .">i Main street, j The Wonderful Adventures and Horrible Dis closures ola Louisville Policeman. Written by Himself. '1 tie little Ida Amelia referred to in the let ter is an infant of about a year and a half old. She is indeed brought to a sad orphanage. It appears that the principal actois'in this tiagedv have been on terms of disagreement far some time. She had commenced a suit for a divorce, Messrs. Rae & Bro., Masonic Temple, being her counsel. Ingersoll had just returned from Cincinnati, w heie he had found liei broth er, Charles I. Morrison, and brought him here to endeavor to effect a reconciliation between them. Last evening he called for her, and they : went out for a walk, and on their return, and just before reaching bet residence, he fired.— What their conversation was no one knows, but : it is probable she persisted in her determination to live apart from him. Frorti'the Chicago Press, Nov. 0. Further Particulars of the Loss of the PROPELLER DELAWARE. Part of the crew of the propeller Delaware came to this place yesterday on the steamer Arctic, to accompany the body of the late mas ter of the wrecked vessel, Captain D. H. Dix j on, on its way to its friends near French Creek, not lur from Buffalo. From the saved who are here, we learn the fallowing additional partic ulars : The propeller left Port Washington about e leveil o'clock on Sunday night, and soon alter that time the fury of the storm commenced.— Wiiiie laboring iu the sea, she sprung a leak, | and the water gained on the pumps so last that they were obliged to head her for the shore.— The water extinguished her fires, and she then drifted with her gib set, until she struck, about six miles south ol Sheboygan. Monday morning, soon after daylight, Joseph Greenbalgh, Ist engineer, Heory Inman, wheel man, arid S. Minegar, fireman, launched the propeller's life-boat lrem the upper deck, and placed the only woman on board in it, with her ! child. She was a passenger; and another pas | seriger (probably her husband) got into the boat j with her. John Jones and two others, names unknown—all three deck hands—also got into the boat, making nine in all, and started for the : shore. The boat had proceeded but a few yards frnm the vessel before it capsized, and ail i w ere drowned except Greenhalgh, Inman and Minegar a male passenger. The others determined to remain on the ves sel, except W. C. Hill, cook, who got into the j yaw l, which was stove, and drifted with it to j the shore in safety. .No one else would venture | in it with him. Captain Dixon perished Monday afternoon front cold arid fatigue. 1 le was lashed lo the stern, j and alter he was dead as the waves would have | dashed him to pieces against the vessal, and the survivors could scarcely hold themselves on to the wreck, the mate took the captain's money i from his pockets and cut the hotly adrift. It was recovered on the shore. The mate deliv i ered the money into the hands of the Sheriff of ithe county. James Brettnan, porter, fell from the rigging . of the propeller on Monday, and was drowned. Five passengers were drowned whose names were unknown. The following is the most complete list of lost and saved which we can : make out: LO^T—Captain D. H. Dixon : John Jones, i deck hand : James Brennan, porter; two deck hands, names unknown ; five passengers, names unknown. j SAVED.— Mr. Austin, Ist mate; Mr. Will iams, "Jd male; Henry Shiner, Ist engineer; Joseph Greenhalgh,2d do,; H. N. Allen, wheel man ; Henry Inman, do,; P. Shea, steward ; W. C. Hill, cook ; M. O. Brien, fireman ; S. i Minegar, do; J. Fett, deck hand ; Conn Minur, watchman ; one deck hand, name unknown. During the dav (Monday) the government life boat at Sheboygan was manned by twosail | ors and seven citizens of the place, and came down to the rescue. They were compelled to j make ten trips before they could get off the last survivors. The last trip was made about four ; o'clock Tuesday morning, the gallant men who i manned the boat having repeated their efforts at intervals all Monday night. They would go out, and if the boat filled they would return, ; bail it out, get rested and warmed, and "try it again." Such noble heroism should not pass unrewarded, and we doubt not the gallant men | will be well remembered. The crew state that thieving and robbing I Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. '23, 1855. i the dead was practised by the populace on shore.

While on the propeller, the crew had lashed their clothing to portions of the wreck, and let them drift ashore. They are appropriated by some of the inhabitants, and the destitute sea men were obliged to hunt them and lake them from the thieves by force. One of the engin eers got out a search warrant, and recovered most of the plunder. The cargo was fast com ing ashore, but upon such a large extent of coast that it was imjiossible to keep people from steal ing barrels of beef and flour. 'SAD BGRXNIXG CASE. —An inquest was held by Coroner Hilton on Sunday, at No. 20b De lancey street, on tfie body of Resauna Morgan, child of 10 months, who died from the effects ol burns received two weeks before. The mo ther ot the deceased said, on her examination : "I left my little daughter, Rosjna, sitting on a little chair, before tin* stove ; my little son was silting by her side; he is about three years of age: J went down stairs, and was gone about ten minutes; on my return, I heard deceased scream, and, entering the room, I found her clothes on fire; there, was a piece of paper on fire on the floor; from what I could learn, my little sou had lighted the paper at the stove, and it burning his fingers, he dropped it in front of ins sister, setting her clothes on fire. She was badly burned, and lingered up to 11 o'clock Sat urday night, whea tile poor little tiling died." .V. F. Times. A.y A woman is either worth nothing, or a great deal. II good for nothing, she is not worth getting jealous lor ; if she he a true wom an, she will give no cause far jealousy. A man is a brute to be jealous ot such a woman —a fool lo be jealous of a worthless one, but a doubie faol to cut his throat lor either of them. Extraordinary Railroad Disaster. A Train Blown off the. II ir lem 'Truck by a Hur ricane Two . 'den Killed and Seventeen In jured. Yesterday morning, about half past G o'clock, the Express train from Albany met, in the vi cinity of Chatham Four Corners, with one of the most extraordinary disasters, it has ever been our lot to record. It appears the train had left Albany at 4,30 A. M., and arrived at Chatham Four Corners at 5,28, with three pas senger catsartd a baggage car. After stopping at Copake—a station about thirty miles below Chatham Four Corners—lite train arrived at the place known as the Taconacor lower range of Berkshire mountains, the boundary line be tween Massachusetts and New \ ork. Tins part of the road is very much exposed to a high wind, owing to a narrow valley between two which, when the wind is oast, con centrates it, 3iid the most fearful gales are ex perieiued on this pait of the road when the wind at other places is even moderate. During the whole of Monday night the wind was very high and a heavy rain was falling, and as the train was passing a fearful gust came up from the valley, and the doors of the baggage car were blown in, and in a moment the car was hurdled oil" the track, and rolled down an embankment some forty feet deep. The coup ling which attached it to the engine snapped in a moment, but the passenger cars wore jolted off the track, and were blown by the wind af- ter the baggage car. The scene that followed was fearful. The cars rolled over three times, and came to the bottom of the embankment with a heavy crash. At this time of the morning it was pitch dark ; the rain v. as fall ling heavily, and the groans and shrieks of the mutilated passengers were heard with dreadful distinctness above even the noise of the tempest. The conductor, Mr. R. J. White, who was in the middle car, extricated himself from the ruins as soon as possible, and succeeded in des patching the engine to ftlillertown, the next station below, where aid was procured, and the wounded and the dying cared for. Fortunate ly there were hut thirty passengers in the train: and of these, strange to say, some twelve were uninjured. The following is as perfect a list of the injur ed as we could obtain. DEAD. Francis W. Rathbone, paper manufacturer of White Mills, Chatham Four Corners. The truck had fallen upon him, and was dead when found. Harvey Gavlord, brakeman, residing in Cha tham Four Corners. He was fearfully cut in t!ie head, and three of his ribs broken in such a manner that his entriTs protruded. He surviv ed some hours, and died during the day in great agony. INJURED. Joseph C. Shelly, baggage master, of White Plains, hurt in the back by the fall of the coup ling. .Mrs. Van Vechten, of Pittsfield. This lady had four cuts on the head, yet with great bravp ry, she disregarded herself and attended to the other wounded until she fainted from loss of blood. R. J. White, conductor, of New York, cut in the leg : not serious. Mr. Perkins, of Tioga county, hurt in the head. Mrs. Soutes, hurt in the back. Mr. Storv of Chatham Four Corners, and Mr. Marshall, of the same place, hurt in the head. Mrs. Coburn, of Chatham, severely injured in the head. Mr. and Mrs. Coburn, her son and his wife, slightly. Judson Barnes, of Chathem, brakeman, hurt in the head. Mr. Duncan, of Chatham, brakeman, not se rious. James Hart,?, conductor,slightly wounded. English Billy, a news-boy of New York, cut in the head. Three gentlemen, names unknown, one go ing to Millerton, another to Croton Falls, and the other to Packman's Station, all slightly in jured. A lady going to Croton Falls was also injur ed. The wounded were taken to Millerton sta tion and there kept until word was sent to their relatives. Correspondence of the N. Y. Herald. From Norfolk. The streets of our usually quiet city presen ted quite an excited appearance on Wednesday evening. The different bells were pealing forth a strain of alarm, and from many throats came the hoarse cry of'"Fire ! Fire!" The citizens and various fire companies were out iu force to witness the spectacle, and to aid in extinguish ing the flames, which were bursting through the roof and windows of a brick tenement, unoccu pied, on Princes Anne road. The fire though in itself of but little importance, yet was the occasion of much thought to a reflecting mind, by the circumstances connected with it. It will be remembered tHat this is the first night fire which has occurred in Norfolk since tlm burning of Barny's row : the latter was at the ushering in of the epidemic, the former at its exit. What unparalleled events have transpired since then! What a mournful interim! The heart bleeds at the thought for now we have time to think. During the interim it was all work ; but now as our absent ones return, and we are asked, "How is my friend ?" the answer has to be returned, "dead I" We feel mote keenly our losses—losses that time alone can repair, and many of them in the healing of which time will he powerless, and in thinking of the time through which we have just passed, we are reminded of the noble spir its that have been tried bv an ordval that leaves no dross. Spirits we are justly proud of at home and abroad—some of them—aye ! many of them have Lid on the altar of humanity all they had to give—their lives. Such men as Woodis and Furgnson can never be forgotten ; eulogies cannot be heaped too profusely upon them, and t fie re are others whose names will live forever beside theirs, in characters of living light, nev er to b" washed out, however profusely the rains of time may fall. It will be remembered that among the first who came to the relief of our sick and dying, was Miss Andrews, of Syracuse, New York : her's was the first letter received from those who have been alleviating the suflerings of our sick bv kind attention. Some called her wild and insane. The proud reputation which she has won, the noble self-sacrificing devotion she has manifested, winning for her the reputation, shows whether she was insane or not. The at tempt ot the Syracuse journals to claim her as a native resident of that place, is evidence that by them, at least, she is not so considered. But I must not go on thus. Those who have been proven and found worthy are not unknown, and I need not reiterate the praises that have keen s'o often expressed before. Some may say T have made—to use a homely expression—a mountain of a molehill. I have but written a portion of the thoughts suggested by the fire al luded to. Among the new cases of faver T am pained to notice Crawford Johnson. This young man de serves much credit. Some time since he return ed to Norfolk, against the express desires of his employers, Rylyy K. Erbech, tobacco dealers of Norfolk but his mother was here, and every paper he read, bore the names of dear friends in the list of the dead. Those constant recita tions of distress were too much for him, and he returned to contribute his mite to their relief. Last evening was quite an era among us : our wharves, until now deserted, presenting a lively aspeci. Six steamers came up at S o'clock to day. They weteas follows:—The Roanoke, from New York : Pennsylvania, from Philadel phia: North Carolinan, from Baltimore; Curtis Peck, from Richmond ; Coffee, from Hampton ; and Star, rtf Norfolk. They ail brought quite a number of our people. The Roanoke brought 150. The Howard Association, I learn from one of its members, u ill close operations at their store on Tuesday, on account ol the oppression res ting upon them. Many of those who return come without money, so that their burthen is greatly increased, and they are unable to bear up against the tide. The destitution ol our poor is past description. What they are to do du ring the winter, now almost upon us, I cannot tell. Awful indeed will be their situation.— Never before did any people present so destitute a condition to the charitable of other places, and I trust they never will." It requires that one should be among us to fully realize our posi tion. There have been no deaths for two days past. Health has fully returned. I had hoped to be able to give no information but of a pleasing character lor some time to come, but it was not to be so. I heve mention ed one new case of fever, and said to mv feliow citizens abroad, "Come back but lam com pelled to-day, (3d of November,) to reverse it, and say, "Stay where you are." Some excite ment has been created by the re-appearance of the dreaded disease. The wpnther for the past two or threedevs has been wet and warm : this morning a warm sun came out, but it has be come cloudy again. The bad state of the weather has resulted in the development of five new cases since I wrote the first part of my let ter. Two of them are Germans. I did not expect to write to-day, but the in formation was important. Steady cold weather alone can subdue tbe disease which has so strongly infected our at mosphere. NORFOLK. Tliree Biea Drowned. As the steamboat John Potter, Capt. Simp son, was coming up from Amboy, about 7 o'- clock, last evening, when off Governor's island, a boat full of men was observed about two hun dred yards ahead, crossing her track. The en- TER.YIS, $2 PER YEAR. gine was stopped, the whistle blown, and the helrn put hard aport, so that the steamer swung almost around, but the men in the boat still rowed across the bows of the Potter, and at length came in contact with her, upsetting the l>oat and throw ing its occupants into the water. Much alarm prevailed among the passengers of the Potter, but Capt. Simpson immediately man ned and launched the life-boat from the hurri cand deck, and put off in search of some ol the unfortunate men who had drifted off with the tide, while those on board the steamer rescued four persons and took them on board. After some time the life-boat returned with two oth ers who had been picked up at a considerable distance from the scene of the accident. The boat contained nine men; seven of them liggers from the ship S. H., Talbot, and two Whitehall boatmen. The riggers say the boatmen were 1 drunk, and persisted in running against the ' steamer. The names of the persons saved are : Daniel \V*. Hall, master rigger; George Calli gan, John Craig, Chas. .Mercer, Wrn. McNeil)-, Patrick Shanes, drowned Leo Pope, one of the riggers, was drowned, as it is supposed were the two boatmen : although it is hardly possible j that some of these may have been picked up by some vessel. The occurrence is purely attrib utable to the recklessness of the boatmen.—V. : T. Tribune, Bth. Execution of John lUciarroo. John McCarron, convicted of the murder of | James O'Brien, in the village of Boonville, on the 17th day of Julv, 1553, was executed in the jail yard in the village of Rome, this inoio- The arrangements for the execution were all j carefully made in proper order. Sheriff Crock | er and assistants gave the utmost attention to j every minute. They felt a humane anxiety that the melancholy affair should he conducted I with as entire freedom as possible from the dis j agreeable features which are almost insepara ble from capital executions. McCarron's wife, four children, two brothers, ' and Father Beecham, the Catholic clergy mm in Rome, were with him during a considerable portion of the morning, and all remained until within a few minutes of ttie execution. But the awful solemnity of the occasion seemed only to he felt by bis triends, it was not by him j self. About 12 o'clock the death-warrant was j feelingly read by District Attorney Utley ; McCarron listened to it with a stupid, silly ; smile, or perhaps a leer peculiar to him.— While every spectator was more or less moved, ! his nerves were steady and his spirits apparent • ly undarkened by the immediate., prospest of an ; ignominious death. During the reading, his wife was crying in agony : just as the read | ing was commencing, she sprang forward to denounce the District Attorney tor his part in : securing the conviction of her husband, but she was stopped by Rev. Mr. Beecham. Af ter the reading of the death warrant, McCar ron's shook hands with Mr. Utley and was led to execution. On being stationed under the rope, a pray er was read bv Rev. Mr. Beecham, while Mc- Carron silently moved his lips, as if repeat j ing it. That done, lie was asked if he had : anything to say. He answered that he had. He tlien began to talk of the murder in a dis i connected manner. He had previously con fessed the crime, but neither confessed nor de , nied it now. He said he had been brought i there through villainy—talked of having been i led to drink—of the murdered O'Brien having slandered his wife, See. lie would perhaps have said much more than he did, but was in terrupted by the priest, who besought him to ! think of Jesus. The black cap was then drawn over his face. The signal was given in a moment after, and 1 the drop fell. His neck was broken. There was no muscular contraction until he had hung 1 for a few moments. There were then only a few twitches of the arms. After hanging twen ty-five minutes, he was taken down, laid in a cotfin, ami his l>ody delivered into the hands of his friends. We understand it is to be interred in this city. The crowd about the court house numbered 1 three or lour hundred. The behavior was res ' peclful. : BREACH OF PROMISE CV-ES I.\ VIRGINIA.— Two suits for breach of promise are reported by the Richmond II hig. The first was in Chester field county. An elderly gentleman named ; Phaup, rich in this world's goods, and experi- I enced in the charms of wedded-life, made iiim | self agreeable to a widow lailv named Yaden, ; whose years were nearly three-score. It is inti ; mated, indeed, that he was stimulated by the j rosy god, but with that w.e have no concern ; ; certain it is, from all accounts, that he wooed and won her. His drearn, however, was of brief duration : for when he awoke to a sense of his ' situation, he declared that before he would be sacrificed on the altar of Hymen, lie would : swing high upon the gallows, like Haman. Mrs. ; V., however, was not so easily trifled with.— ! She brought a suit for breach of promise against ' the gay deceiver, laying Ihe damages at ten : thousand dollars—a rather high price for bain; to soothe the wounded heart that had braved the storm of so many winters. However, the case was tried, argued by eminent counsel, and : decided in favor of the defendant. Of course he is delighted, and the lady inconsolable. In the other cas<-, which was tried a week or two since at Charlestown, Jefferson county, the , result was different. Miss Hezzini Beall had sued Mr. Jesse Miller lor breach of marriage promise. After three days spent iu the trial, the papers were given to the jury, who return ; ed alter an hour and a half's deliberation, with a verdict for the plaintiff of $3.(100. The case elicited much interest, and was conducted with ! gr> at ability by the coiuitti on both sides. VOL XXIV, NO. I f.