Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 18, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 18, 1856 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

15V GEO. W. IIOWJIA.V NEW SERIES. JTTEM'IOX DEMOCRATS !! > TOWNSHIP MEETINGS. In accordance with the-tiesire of many democrats, tie County Committee have determined to hold a se , 'e-: of meetinas throughout the County at the times places set forth below. It is hoped that the i >wiiship Committees w ill give full notice iri their ...nective Townships, aad that all good citizens, of whatever party, who love the Union and desire an end to the Know Nothing Abolition agitation which ~w threatens it, will countenance these meetings b'y their presence. We can promise to all, as Well to ■if adversaries as our friends, and those who are • halting between two opinions," a calm, temperate, and honest discussion of the great issues before the Country. 1" addition to the Speakers announced in • a Goz'ltr of last week, we expect the meetings to |,e addressed by Col. O. C. HARTLEY. formerly ol the jiedford liar, and r.ow of Galveston,Texas. West Providence, Monday, August 11, at the village of Bloody Run: Past Providence, Tuesday, August 12, at D. A. T. Black's: Monroe, Wednesday, AugSSt 11, at Clearville: Harrison, Wednesday, August 13, at Keyset's School House: Southampton, Thursday, August 14-, at Bux ton's: Meeting House: Juniata, Thursday, August IT, at Buena Vista. Culerain, Friday, August In, at Rainsburg: Londonderry, Friday, August If), at Bridgeport: ('. Yailev, Saturday, August l(i, at (Vnferville: St. Clair, Monday. August 18, at St. Clairsville: l.'nion, Tuesday, August 19, at Ake's Mill: >apier, Wednesday, August 20, at Scbeffsburg: Hopewell, Broad Top and Liberty, Thursday, August 21, at Hopewell: Middle Woodberry, Fiiday, August 22, at the village of Woodherrv: Math Woodherrv, Saturday, August 23, at Pjttonsville: WM. P. SCHELL, JOHN CESSNA. JOSEPH W. TATE, WM. M. HALL, SAML. O. STA BLER, G. H. SPANG, F. D. BEEGLE, County Committee. July 11, 1856. Frcaßs of Imagination. Tulpius mentions a painter, who verify be lieved that all the bones of his body were so • It and flexible thtli they might easiiv he crush ed t igether, or folded one within another, like I : ces of pliable \\ ax. A Lusitanian physician had a patient who insist-d that he was perpetually frozen, and v uhl sit More a great fire even in dog days. I'hc Portuguese doctor made him a dress of n:;g!i sheep.skins, saturaLd with aqua vita', and set hint on tire. He then sn'd he was ij iite warm, rather too iiiuch so, and so was cured. Galen and A vicen make mention of people who have fancied themselves earthen pots, and t 't.fere have carefully avoided being touched tar Par they should he broken. Iheii there is the case of the insane watcli "tak-r, mentioned hv Firml, who insisted that !.<■ Lad been guillotined, and that another head had afterwards, by mistake, been put on his U adders, instead of his own. "Look at these let-tli," he would say ; "mine were extremely i in. 'some—these are decayed. Mv mouth was *'Und and healthy : this is fuiil. How differ ent isth" hair from that of my own head !" Mr. Haslam, in his work on insanity, men- I ns a rase of one, who insisted that he had no i Kith, and when compelled by force to swal '•uv,declared that a wound had been made in his throat, through which the food had been in troduced. C'Tiwnuti Cellini, the celebrated Florentine artist, in his Life says, that "the governor of the o.ole in which the former was confined had a I eriodira! disorder ol this sort ; every year he 'a: some different whim. One time he con ceived himself changed into a pitcher of oil : r.other time he conceived himself a frog, and Ggan to leap as such : another time, again, he "i.agined he was dead : and it was found nec ' < <u'y to humor his conceit hv making a show trying him. At length he thought himself 1 at, and when he went to take a walk, he retimes made just such a noise as bats do ; he • ■e-wise used gestures w it! his hands and body, -• it he were going to fly." A young man had a strong imagination that 'Was dead, and earnestly begged his friends '"try him. They consented, by the advice 1 :; e physician. He was laid upon a bier, carried upon the shoulders of men to 1 "rch, when some pleasant fellows, up to the o'.ness, met the procession and inquired who 1 "as: they answered: "And a very good !l is, said one of them, "lor the worlu is ; rid of a very bad character, which the -•"lows must have had. in due course." The }"'uig man now lying d**ad, hearing this, pop i his head up, and said they ought to be a srried (,| themselves in thus traducing his lair • Jll >e: and ii was alive he would thrash "<m for their insolence. But they continued iJ u ti-r the most disgraceful language. Flesh : iood could no longer bear it: up lie jumps, •v run, he after them, until he fell down i'uteexhausted. He was put to bed ; the vio r" exertion lie had gone through piomoted i f-'piration, and he got well. r from my sotil I respect the laboring *"• Labor is the foundation ol the wealth of lp, V country - and the free laborers of the ■ -■di deserve respect both for their probity and ■ r intelligence. Heaven forbid that I should •"m wrong! Of all the Countries on the ' ' we ought to have the most consideration 'be laboring man.— James Buchanan. ( —Messrs. Hopkins and Brown, 1 Harrisburg Patriot and Union, have -' ■ uienced the publication of a campaign pn i r with the above tit!-. It is a spirited little i 1 (-nation, and will doubtless do good service iii:,ing the campaign. Senator B;GLER addressed the Democracy: In Independence Square, on the 4-th, at great length and .with telling effect, presenting and discussing all the political topics of the day, and holding tiie vast crowd for full two hours. His speech will be published at length as soon as prepared. It-will make a good campaign document. We insert the following extract from it lor the purpose of correcting an error which the reporter for the Bulletin, and De spatch seems to have committed, as to what Mr. BICLER said touching the Kansas difficulties. The graphic and terrible description of the state of society in that Territory, attributed to him, by the reporter, is that which he gave as coming from Republican members ol' Con gress : But now for the Kansas question, and the course of the Republican or Fremont party. Ever since the commencement of the present session of Congress the whole country has been agitated, deeply and violently agitated, concer ning the state of society in Kansas. The most accomplished artists of the Republican party have painted the startling picture from time to time. That the simple reflection of the truth would have made a picture dark enough, no one can doubt: but that these gentlemen, for purposes of their own, have given it the deep-: est shade practicable, is just as evident. We bad been told by the Republican orators in Congress, on the rostrum and in the pulpit, that thepeopleof Missouri had invaded that Terri tory, and controlled the elections f'uf members | of the Legislature held in March 18->. r >: that the free-Slate men had been driven from the polls ; that the government had been astirped i by mere brute force : that the laws oi Kansas were not valid laws; that anarchy reigned in j Kansas ; that arsons and murders were invoked to serve the ends of slavery: that finally Kan sas and liberty lav bleeding at the lent of the border ruffians, and that the whole country was on the verge of civil war. Here is a picture : ; now what remedy did the Republican Repre sentatives in Congress propose. IJnl they ask a legal and just measure of" reform? By no means, fellow-citizens: hut with the denuncia tions against the lawless authorities of Kansas still fresh on their lips, they became the advo cates of the Topeka Convention and the State Constitution framed by that body, a movement i admitedly without law, and in contravention of law and in menace of the Government. With all this seeming reverence for the law, they j could advocate a revolutionary step taken in de- j fiance of the Government. We were told that tile admission of Kansas a a State, was the on ly remedy tor tier evils; the only mode of qui eting the public mind and averting civil war in tlie Territory. Well, gentlemen, it had became apparent to all, that some effective and final measure ol : pacification was demanded by the best interest, not only of Kansas, but of the whole nation : that whilst the laws of the local Legislature were technically legal, the right ol suffrage had been abused in selecting tlie members, and thiit many of the Statutes were oppressive and j unjust, and in conflict with llie Constitution,' and the original Kansas Nebraska act. With a view to meet these difficulties, Mr. Toombs, a Southern Senator, about ten day s j since, introduced a bill providing for the prompt j admission of Kansas as a Slate. His proposi tion was referred to the Territorial Committee,' am! reported to tlie Senate on Monday last, by Mr; Douglas, and Wednesday fixed for a final VOte. 1 hat bill provides tlint the present inhabi tants mav elect delegates to a Convention to meet in Noygmher next, to form a constitution, preparatory to admission as a State; that a< board of five commissioners should be appoint- ; ed by the President, to repair to the Territory, j to superintend the election of delegates; to J make an enumeration of the legal voters; and ] put up a list of voters at every District; and that onlvjjiose who are now in the Territory,! and those who may have left on business or lie cause of the sad state of the society, shall vote, '('he law throws ample guards about the ballot I box 5 by heavy penalties against ill-gal voting or j violent efforts to interfere with the right of j suffrage: it also annuls the Teiritoiial stat-j utes subversive of the liberties o/ speech and j the freedom of the press, and those requiring-) an oatli of fidelity to the Fugitive Slave Law j as a qualification for a voter and other absurd j provisions. These statutes being inconsistent with tin-Constitution and the organic law, are clearlv within the scope of the Congressional correction, without interfering with the doc-j trine of non-intervention, for the Kansas law provides that the action of the territorial legis lature shall be confined "to rightful subjects of: legislation." Here, then, was a measure of I peace and law, the prompt admission of Kansas ■ as a Slate, irrespective of her decision on the ; Slavery question. Its vital object being to terminate at once all motive on Hie part of out- j siders to force temporary population into the territory, with the vrMv to control its policy on j the Slavery question. What followed ? Did the Republican Sena tors support this measure? Did they accept this proposition to bring Kansas in as a State? . By no means; to my amazement it rn-t their, violent resistance. The first demonstration j Came from the Senator from Massachusetts, Mr. Wilson, who proposed to strike out the entire bill and insert a section, simply repealing all j the laws of Kansas; substituting anarchy fori the admission of the Territory as a Stale. The Senator from New York, Mr. Seward, the lea fier and the intellect of that party, still insisted j upon the Topeka Constitution. In the face ol all his anthemas against the lawless authorities in Kansas, lie voted to sanction a measure want ing in the slightest coloring of authority, and SENATOR BIGLER'S SPEECH FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. JULY 13, 1856. which had been brought liirtli in defiance of the law and its officers; and what is surprising, in addition, his course seems to be sanctioned by the entire Republican press, headed by that com mon fountain of fanaticisms, falsehoods and va garies, tlie New York Tribune. The Senator from New Hampshire, Mr. Hale, proposed to strike out the fourth of July, I8f)6, as the time that the law should take effect, and insert July, 1857, so that the strife in Kansas might last a year longer; that bleeding Kansas, for whose people so many crockadile tears had been shed, might bleed on. They first objected that the local laws forbid and punished free discussion, and thus the slavery men had the advantage: then the hill was amended, as had been agreed upon by the committee,so as to annul all such laws. The next objection was, that the Free State ir."n had been driven from the Territwy, and the friends of slavery would have things all their own way-: then the hill was so amended as to give all firmer citizens the opportunity to return<anl participate in the election. The next ph-a was that the intention and effect was to bring Kansas in as a Slave Stat". The answer was no : it provides that the unrestrained will of the bona fide citizens shall settle that ques tion, and that llie objection could not properly come from the Republican side, because they had uniformly claimed that a very large majori ty of the real settlers are against slavery, and that all they songht was a fair expression oS pop ular will. But reason was powerless. They resisted to the end: and finally the hill passed at the end of a session ol twenty-one hours, by a vote of 3 1 to 4-2. Within a few hours after, the House passed a bill admitting Kansas under the Topeka Consti tution, and thus tlie issue is fairly made up. The Democrats are Ibr bringing in Kansas by (lie straight way and under the auspices of tin law; the Republicans insi.-t upon her admission by the crooked way, away tarnished bv vio lence and P volution. Tlie Democrats contend for a constitution to be made by the w hole peo ple, through a pure ha Hot-box : Til" Republi cans fir one made bv a party without tin* agen cy of jaw or the ballot-box. Judge ye be tween us. THE BROOKS AND SUiNEii USE. This came up for trial yesterday moyning be fore Judge Crawford of the criminal court.— The District Attorney appeared Ibr the United States, and Hon. John L. Orr, of South Caroli na, and John A. Linton, Esq., of this city, for defence. The evidence adduced did not differ materially fiom that given before the Congres sional Committer. At tlseckwe of the testimo ny, Mr. Brooks addressed the court as follows : May it please your honor : May I he permit ted to say a word i [Judge Craw lord. Certain ly.] 1 appear in person before this honor-aide court simply to receive its judgment, i would have preferred that the prison on whom the assault was committed had been [>resnt to an swer whether or not his speech which libelled my Slate and my blood, was printed before its delivery in the Senate. ] leel confident that, under oath, he could not have denied this fact, which, with due deference to yor honor, 1 re gard as material to mv defence, inasmuch as a libel is contrary to law, and to that extent would opeiate in tiie extenuation of' mv of fence. I would like Jo have inquired of him, in per son, as to the degree of his personal injuiies, and to have be. n informed in what way he could reconcile that part of his statement as to the words used by me w hen the assault was made with the sentence which immediately succeeds this language in his testimony tit-fore tin* investigating committee, and which is as follows : "While these words were passing from his [my] lips, he commenced a succession of blows with a heavy cane on mv bare head, bi/ ihr fcrst nj which I vnn sfurtnel so as to lose sight." It would have gratified me had tie been com pelled to answer under oath as to the violence of the first blow, which I aver was but a tap, and intended to put him on his guard. Rut, sir, he is conveniently and deliberately absent ami on travel, not will,standing but six days ago this case was postponed on account of his extreme indisposition and the materiality of his testimony ; and yet, with all these disadvan tages, I prefer to receive the judgment of the court than to continue in suspense. It is not my purpose to adduce any evidence in defence. J have already accomplished more than half th*' journey of life, and this is the first time that it has been mv misfortune to lie arrainged be fore anv judicial tribunal as a breaker of any law of my country. I confess, sir, and with out shame, that my sensibilities are disturbed by iny novel position,and I have but to express my profound regret that, in discharging a duty imposed upon me by mv own sense of right and the sentiment of the gallant people it is my pride and honor to represent, I am constrained, as a consequence, to approach you as a violator, and not a3 a maker, of the laws. In extenuation of mv offence, permit me to sav that no extraordinary power of invention is requisite to imagine a variety of personal griev ances which the good of Society and even pub lic morality require to be redressed ; and yet no adequate legal remedy may be had. So, also, are there cases which may fall under the con demnation of the letter of the law, and yet like considerations will restrain its penalties. Ihe villain who perverts the best feelings of the better s-x, and rewards unsuspecting devotion with ruin, may bid defiance to (his honorable court. But, where a sister's dishonor is blotted out with the blood of her destroyer, an intelli gent and wholsome public opinion, imbodied in an intelligent and virtuous jury, always has, and always will, control the law, and popular sentiment will applaud w hat the books con demn. It is the glory of the law that it is founded :n Freedom cf Thought and Opinion.

i reason. But can that reasoning be just which is not regardful of human feeling? Sir, no one knows better than yourself that such a reproach does not rest upon our jurisprudence; Kir, even the stern letter of the law touches with tender ness the husband who slays in the act the usur per of Ins bed. The child who kills in the de fence of its parent is excused by the law,which is ever regardful of the virtuous impulses ol'na ture. By a parity of reasoning, patriotism is regard ed by every nation upon earth as the cardinal political virtue. Laws are made to reward it, and to perpetuate the names of those who are its exemplers. And can it be expected will it be required—that I, with a heart to feel, and an arm to strike, shall patiently hear and igno bly submit while rny political mother is cover ed with insult, and obliquy, and dishonor?— while her character is slandered and her reputa tion libelled ? Sir, tlie substance which I have been cather iirg for my children may besqandered, my body may be consigned to the common jail, my life i&seli may be forfeited, but I w ill be true loth? instincts of my nature—true to the home of rny nativity, and to the mother that bore me. The first political lesson which my ripening faculties fuliy comprehended and appreciated was the high moral and social obligations of every citizen to bow himself to the majesty of the law. Jn obedience to the precepts of my youth which are sanctioned by the experience arid judgment of mature years, 1 submit my case to the discretion of the court with entire confidence, that while \ou, sir, as a Magistrate, perform your whole duty to the country and yourself, you will remember that in every regu lated community public opinion distinguishes between crime and honorable resentment, and tolerates the refuge which men sometimes seek in the magnanimity of the judges. Upon the conclusion of Mr. Brooks's remarks, Judge Craw ford proceeded to give the following decision : "As this matter will be in a short time the subj'-ct of investigation in another place, and as it is not necessary to the discharge of rny duty that J should remark on the evidence adduced, which I could nut do without touching on some of the points- that will probably be raised else where, it appears 1o me to be proper that the sentence of the court should be pronounced without comment. The sentence is that the defendant pay a fineoff>3oo. .More Old JJne IV/.ijs Coming fo the Res cue /'the Uniim. —The follow ing is a report of tiie remarks made by the Hon. SAMUEL U.CIILTHEKS, formerly a staunch Whig, at tire Democratic Ratification Meeting in Washing ton, on the 1 Sth nit. Gentlemen : You have heard to-night an elo quent voice from the gallant State of old Ken tucky— a land rich in soil, fat cattle, and great men. (Applause.) You have also heard the eloquent \oice of a distinguished gentleman from Pennsylvania, that noble and gallant Slate which, hv its devotion ti> tlie great cause of the Union, arid its strict adherence to the Constitu tion, lias erected for herself a proud title among her sister States : and you have also heard the voice of a distinguished old line democrat cheer ing you on in this great and noble struggle. 1 come to speak to vou-as an old line whig.— ("Good," "good." It is something new and strange for me to address a democratic audience as a democrat. (Cheers.) My life has been devoted to the support of whig men and whig measures. It was so de voted because I thought in mv heart that the whig party was the most conservative party, and that it gathered more closely around the Constitution than any other. Therefore 1 gave that party all the warm love anil devotion of mv youth. But mv old party is now disorgan ized and gone. 1 followed tiie whig banner as long as the whig banner floated over the field of light: hut when that whig fanner was brought down upon the grave of Clay, I found the whig parly, too, was gone, and 1 looked a round tne to see where I should find the next most conservative party. While doing so 1 came in contact with a certain set of men en gaged in certain s"cr< t, club sort of operations, who declared that //.-ry were the true conser vators of tlm Union and the Constitution ; that the;/ hail taken specially in charge nationality and the [Reservation of the Union. They in vited me to join them, upon the condition that, if 1 did not like them, I could withdraw. 1 speak of the Know Nothing party. [Laugh ter. j Well, allured by this piomise of that for which 1 w'as in search, I went in and took a look at "Sam." (Laughter.) 1 took a good look at him, all over and all around. I paid my halfdoilar too. (Laughter.) 1 saw the an imal, and tlm animal which yon have heard talked about as the "woolly horse" 1 found to be a great humbug. (Cheers.) Well, J got my foot out oft hat, but still I did not like to knock under to (bis democratic par ty which I had been lighting all my life. I looked around Ibr some other party that spoke the same voice in Main" and N. Hampshire that they spoki in Texas and Arkansas. 1 found hut one party that spoke the same voice and that gathered in all tlie solid men around tlie Con stitution of mv country, and which declared doctrines necessary to the preservation of the Union of these States. That, gentlemen, was the Democratic party. "Good, good," and ap plause.") J gave in mv adhesion, and I am here to night to speak tor the platlorm of that party up on no sectional question which distracts tlie country. lam hereto speak lor Pennsylvania. [Cheeis.] His name, his notoriety, his antece dents-, all go to prove to the American people that if he is elected, that conservative princi ple to which I was attached in the whig party, and to which I had devoted my lile, will he carried out in the democratic party, and there fore I am for James Buchanan for President. i Again ;do any of you know John C. Bieck , inridge ? ["Yes!" "yes !"| You do? Then j you know God never made a nobler specimen I of manhood than JohnC. Breckinridge, ofKen j tricky. Who would not love to cast his vote for him, the soul of honor and of chivalry ? I know that the democratic host and the old ! line whig host of this country will rush to the j support of that ticket. How then can we fail, j when every old line whig w ho loves his coun try must feel that even Fillmore, with all his | high title to respect, with all his conservatism, is dead, so far as the presidency is concerned ? Is there an intelligent man vvho believes that : Millard Fillmore can carry a single northern ; State. Not one such here to-night. If he can not is it not perfect madness for the South to throw away their votes upon him ? We should look at the issue as it is. It is an issue solely between the democratic and the black republi can organizations. If any man here loves black republicanism, if any man here loves Africans better than his country, let him vote lor Fre mont, or whoever the fusion fdks may nomi nate. If there is here any old line whig or democrat who loves the constitution and the l'nion better than he loves negroes, let him bur v the recollection of past fights, of past dissensions and come out as a pure patriot, as a true man come out as one who can sacrifice old prejudices upon the altar of his country, and vote lor James Buchanan and John ('. Breckinridge. (Great cheering.) Fillmore and Fremont. The New York Times gives tlie proceedings of the Massachusetts American State Conv. n lion, held at Springfield on Tuesday. A large number of State office-holders w ere present, though but few delegates appeared from tlie farming districts. After a series of preliminary troubles and difficulties, the Convention at last succeeded in effecting an organization. After which the President called ibr business. No response. Called again. No answer. After waiting a reasonable time, a delegate moved to adjourn as there seemed to lie no business to be transacted. This started the slow coaches and the resolution was laid upon the table. Then other difficulties arose about contested seats—in relation to the mode of balloting— upon the reports of Committee on Credentials, Lcc. The dissatisfied delegates bolted and the FILLMORE men applauded. An informal vote was limn taken. FREMONT had 223, FILLMORE 219, and a few- scattering. The Wooly Horse was ahead, and finally get the nomination.— Three cheers for FREMONT —three groans from the FILLMORE men. At the meeting at five o'clock, Mr. COOK, of Boston, said that in the name of nearly two hundred delegates, he rose to hid the Conven tion farewell. Thev could stay TLIPI eno longer with honor. He railed upon the friends of Air. FILLMORE to withdraw,- which they did, cheer ing vociferously for their candidate and their cause. This was met on the part of the others bv a storm of hisses. Rev. Mr. UMIER, of Medford, said he came therefor FREMONT, he voted Ibr FREMONT, and he called for three cheers when he got the nom ination. They could get along without the FILLMORE men. They were few in numbers, and few in constituents. The Rev. gentleman's name was placed on the FREMONT Electoral ticket. Ex-Gov. JOHNSTON, of our own State, was {.•laced upon the FREMONT ticket as the candi date lor \ ice President. Whether he w ill drive awav as many voters in Massachusetts as Mr. GREELEY said he would in Pennsylvania, remains to be seen. An effort was made to have the nominations recorded as unanimous, but that failed. Rev. A. C. L. ARNOLD, a gentleman some what too well known, then earnestly advocated •an immediate adjournment and no nomination of State officers. Some of the delegates said that if a State ticket was nominated now, it would certainly be defeated—so the matter was postponed. The FILLMORE men organized a Convention of (heir own. Their speeches had the true grit. There was a spice in their remarks little short in pungency to Cayenne pepper. The GARDENER men are inexpressibly mortified at their failure to nominate a Slate ticket—and so the matter stands. NATIONAL MEN WILL SAVE THE UNION.— Mr. Fillmore expresses the opinion that the e lection of Colonel Fremont by a purely section al vote would not be submitted to by tiie South, and he very strongly intimates that resistance would he justifiable. Tiie champions of Colo nel Fremont charge vehemently that the elec tion of Mr. Fillmore would he the triumph of secession. So far as these two candidates are concerned, assuming that they tell the truth on each other, the issue is between a disunionisl and a secessionist. Foi tunately, how ever, then is a third candidate who stands on a Union plat form: and the certainty of whose election ren ders it unnecessary for any body to be concern ed, whether the other two sp< ak truthfully of each other or not. Whilst Fillmore and Fre mont are quarrelling over disunionism and se cessionist!, Buchanan w ill settle the matter by getting the votes of the national men of the country. MORE CHANGES. —The S"lma Sentinel, the Auburn Gazette, and the Montevallo Herald, three warm advocates of know-nothingism in Alabama last year, have declared in favor of Buchanan and Breckinridge. Colonel IMhsa, the know-nothing Senator from Mobile county, John Whiting, State-bank commissioner, Hon. George D. Short ridge, the candidate of that pai'v fur Governor last year, lion. J. M. With ers, the know-nothing Mayor of Mobile, and Hon. Alexander White, a whig member <>' Congress in 1832 from Alabama, have avowed then purpose to support th democratic nomi nees ibr President ana Vice President. These are a few of the many accessions to the demo cratic party in Alabama since the nomination. TEIOJS, $2 PER YEAR. VOL XXIV, NO. 46. Tin: ACCIDENT ON TIC: WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE RAILROAD.—The Baltimore papets of yesterday morning contain lull particulars of the late terrible railway accident near the Relay House. The following j s the testimony of Captain Hoover, the conductor of the trail., before the coroner : "He stated that he was in the smoking car when the signal was given to break up. He looked hack and saw the baggage-master at the breaks at the rear of the car, and started for the front breaks. Before he could reach the door the car was thrown from the track, the passen gers in alarm rushed into the aisle, and the smoke and steam tilled the car, completely ob structing the view of everything. '•As soon as possible he readied the platform, and found there the body of .\agle. He expi red, apparently, at the moment he was raised tip. The engineer probably jumped at the mo ment the engine left the hack, hut was caught by the tendei and thrown under the truck of the express car. Afterwards examined the switch to determine the cause of the accident. Tii" sw;tch had flew l ack to its place, bet the end of the rail was cut, showing that it had been misplaced, and caused the accident. The switch fed to a sliding used for running the dirt cars off the main track. It was always kept Socked, and, to the witness's knowledge, had net been used It some days. There was no switchman in charge of it. nor were there Ny n.< n work ins; upon the read nearer than lour or five t, iies. "Examined li e lock which !ie)ii fhe switch bar in ]>! ace, and was ol' opinion that it had keen tampered witii, probably ly some mali cious person. 3t was battered t. one side, the ti nrSr being recent and plain. ]t was unlocked. The lock might be driven back by violent blows on one side. Three trains bad passed the switch during the day. one having gone along halt an hour Lei* re the accident occurred. "The through-baggage agent was also exam ined. He was i:i the smoking car with the conductor, and corroborated generally his evi dence. He ai-o had exan ined the switch lock, and was of' opinion thai it bad been opened and the sw itch mi-placed. "The jury was still in session, seeking for lur ther testimony, at inidnight."" ANOTHER TERIUHLE CAiurnr.NE AcomE.vr.— The Cleveland (Ohio) Herald of June 2S says ; "Last evening about f) o'clock, at 220 Pros pect street, while J. \V. Paramore, Esq., was replenishing a lighted lamp with camphene, it caught fire and exploded; the flames communi cated to the filler in bis hand, and it too explo ded. Mr. P. and his niece, Miss lb J. Row land, übo was sitting at the table upon which the lamp was standing, were immediately envel oped in flames. Mr. P. ran out into the back vard, and rolling into the tall grass quickly put out the flames of his own clothes, and only sobered one slight burn, and that on one leg win-re the cloth wa- burned through. Miss R., however, terribly frightened, ran inio the street screaming for help. "Heidie those near by could reach her, her dress, ol muslin, was entirely burned off, and also her clothes above ht r waist, and her sleeves. Her person below the waist was untouched by the flames, being protected by a thick woolen skirt. Her iiice and head were not touched by the flames, but the skin is burned entirely off her hands a id arms, and for the most pait from her body, as low as the top of her skirts. Dr. Ilanna and a lady, who were the first to her aid, immediately applied suitable means to re lieve her, and Drs. Dodge,- \Vhe< ler, nr.J Beck with were soon on hand, and now have her in charge. Her stale is critical, but not without hope. Were the skin entirely burned from the breast and back", her case would be much more desperate, but it is thought the necessary action can be produced without much difficulty. The flames did not reach about Iter chin, and she therefore probably siiflered 110 internal in. jury." FREMONT'S NOMINATION. — file New York Express, in speaking of the nomination of Fill more, makes the following palpable bit: Between now and the election day—if he ac cepts,— he baa certainly a harder road to travel than any he has yet troden. lie is in the hands of political panthers, and jackal is, and grizzly beats, that—before they have done with him— w ill use him worse than the quadrupedal mon sters he used to encounter upon the Sierra Ne vada. The Colonel claims to he the first man to have discovered Salt Lake. We do not like to discourage him, but he may as well make up bis mind now to another discovery—the discov ery of Salt River. The explorer, if not the discoverer of I tali, he is now discovered among sectional free lovers and Abolition Mormons, as politically loose, as Joe Smith's disciples are moldly delinquent. old line Whigs of Kentucky, in State Convention assembled a few days ago, rejected a resolution endorsing Mr. Fillmore, by a majority of Hi districts to 1 ! It is well understood that the old line Whigs of Kentucky will go generally for Mr. Buchanan. KANSAS! KANSAS!! Ifthe public needed any other proof that the whole outcry about ruffianism in Kansas, has been got up purely for political effect, it may be fount! in the fact that the Black Republican majority in the House ol Representatives, in Congress, have not made the slightest attempt to put a slop to the outrages which have been committed by "Border Ruffians'' from Missouri, and "Puritan Ruffians" from New England—■ the Round Heads, or Rifle Christians. Ifthe Black Republicans could elect a Speaker of the House, they could have passed a law long he lore this to have settled Ruffianism in Kansa.-, come from what quarter it might. At least tbev could have tried, d they bar! been so dispo sed. No. So long as political capital can be made for their faction, they will prevent a set tlement of the quest i r.,ii possible.