Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, April 17, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated April 17, 1857 Page 1
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FsY EO. W. ROWMAiV. NEW SERIES. 5 c I cc t |3 a et v r). - Y ~BT— HOSG FOR THINKERS. Ny riiAiiKKS SWAIN. TIIKP ILL'* Spa I of I'**! severance, ]);£ tin* Fielil of P.roiiress wide; Kv-rv rotlen loot ol taction Hint v out and cast aside; EVERY stubborn weed ol error ; Every seed that loir's the soil; Tares, whose very growth .s terror— PIG them out whate'er ttie toil ! Hive the stream of Education Broader channel, holder force; Hurl the stones ol Prosecution Out where'er They Mock its course; Seek for strength in self-exertion ; Wotk arid -till have faith to wait; Close the crooked gate to 'ortune; .Make the road to honor straight! Men are agents for the future; As thev work, so age- win Either harve-t of advancement. Or the products of their sin! Follow out true cultivation ; Widen Education's plan; From the majesty of nature Teach the Majesty of Man! Take the Spade of Perseverance. Pig Hie Field of Progress'.vide ; Every bar to true Instruction Carry out and ra-I aside ; Feed the Plant whose Fruit is Wisdom ; Cleanse fiorn crime the common soil; So that from the Throne of Heaven It may bear the glance of I lot!. R £'O I'SUAIR&'I'ECCL LACS set*. Tlm following ITEMS of" advice TO iadi-s re training in a state ot single !IB>S>NNESS are traded irom the manuscript O! an old dowa ger : If yon have Elite eves, languish. If black eys, affect spirit. If votHiave pretty feet, wear short petti coats. if von aretlie least doubtful as to that point, Wear th.em long. if you have GOOD teeth, don't forget to laugh now and then. It von have had ones, von must onlv simper. While you are young, sit with y our face to the light. When vou are a lit'le advanced, sit with vonr back to the window. If vou have a bad voice al ways speak in a low tone. If it is ACKNOWLEDGED that 'vou have a fine voice, never SPEAK in a high tone. If vou. dance well, dance seldom, jt von dance ili, NEVER dance at .1!!. If you sing well, make no puerile excuses. If vou sing indite rentlv. hesitate tint a mo ment w fieri von are asked, for lew p-*t - ns are competent judg'-sot singing, hut ewjy one is sensible to the desire to phase. IL in conversation vou think a person wrong, rather hint a difference of opinion than oiler A centra fiction. Il IS always in vonr power to make a friend I'V smiles; what lolly to make enemies by frowns. When you have an opportunity to praise, do il with ail vour heait. VV fien vou are forced to blame, do il with re luctance. If vou are envious of another w man, NEVER SHOW it LINT bv allowing her every good quality j aril perfection except those which she really j If vou wish to let THE world know you ARE IA love with a particular man. treat him w ith j formality, and everv one else with EASE and; freedom'. If vou ar. di>jtosed to he pettish or insolent. Or to >;. re i- \ .or ill-! m **r •■> \ nr < :. >r \ ureal, or yaor *•vttfit, thin on > or ; . tain power, he condescen- II v A would live happy, endeavor to pro mote the happiness of others. A SAD ACCIDENT I<V I- ICE. —(In Saturday right, the 7th of March, as Thomas Pfiair. of, lohnsville, Bucks R.onntv, WAS returning home froin.John K. SP *">. of Warminster, hi> clothes TOOK fire from a ; i. kfrom his PIPE, and the wind being high at tin time, he was unable TO PUT IT not. He took off bis coat, and thought to throw himself into a pond of water that was ■SIR bv, hut the ICE was too thick for him to ■TEAK,"when he thought HE would return to Mr. S ENCERV, a distance of about two hundred yards. Mr. S. happened logo out AFTER he started, and SAW the fire and heard his CRIES for help, when BE ' ok a BUCKET of water and ran t J meet him, which he did about half way. He threw the water, on him and put the fire out, hut HIS v.-st and under clothes were burned 'i II iwn to hi.-, waist. MR. S. assisted liirn to BIS 1, I-C, when Dr. VV M. M. Mann, of Harts- V i!!E.was called in, and found him to be badly but nt on the breast, left SIDE and back. After his wounds were dressed, he was taken to his home at his son-in-law's, CHARLES Trimmers, at Johns- V ille, WHERE lie died on Monday, the Kith inst.. at 9 o'clock, A. M., after much suffering, which B- bore patiently to the last, being fully sensible of his condition. HE was about LS y*ars ol AGE, and came to America about thirty years a ?"> from Ireland, and had proved himself to tie a good citizen, and was a great friend to liisa dnpted country. — Doylestoirn [Pa) Democrat. From the Springfield (III.,) Republican. .Yarrow Escngx; tVom Savages. Mr. William Bailev, formerly of Lynnville, Ogle i •onnty, in this State, called up HI us last evening am! related the following thrilling and remarkable narrative. From his description of : ai •s an I things which he saw, we uie per (. ,at • d i it his statement is correct in ■ r\ j .A gentleman ol tins city who i . t iv • in i i ';: 11 V lie describes, assures U- ti at • j-n •'••it e.\c. j.t e•: :J V islt these placs and witnessed what he cits, ~ cm Id tiave related truthfully what lie related. He converses in several different Indian lan-j guages, and appears to have paid cb-se attention ! to what he saw passing around him during his sojourn among the savages, lie looked well ami heart v, and with the exception ol his hands being torn by some wounds from a tomahawk, he seems to have sufficed no damage. He left j on the cars last evening lor Logan county, ! where his mother resides. Mr. Wailv left here some eighteen months a go with a parts ol nine persons, to engage in ; driving teams In :nthe Gull ot Mexico to the Rio Grande. Thev landed at Irulianolia, ami hired to a man bv the name ot Ross to drive ' team fir him. Thev drove to Nncas river, and j camped there. Whilst asleep their mules vvete stolen bv the Indians. They prepared the next ; day to follow them, anil came up with them at sunset. Thev saw six Indians, tired at and kit- j led them all, when thev were attacked by about j JJOJ, who were secreted in the woods. They immediately fired on the white men, killing all but Mr. Bailey whom thev took a prisoner.— > They * hen took him back to the wagons, which they plundered of ail the arms am! ammunition in them. Thev took two boxes of government Colt's revolvers and twenty kegs ot powder.— The prisoner ivas stripped ot all his < lothing and bound hand arid foot upon a pony. They then started for their encampment in the \ it chat.nv mountains, which place they reached after eleven days hard riding. Thev remained in camp about a week, and then started on a robbing expedition to attack a train on the Santa Fe Road. I iiey remained a- j omit tivedavs waiting, when a merchant train came along. Thev proceed'd to surprise the t:ain, arid killed every person with it,took the goods and mob's belonging to the train, and : started for Kickapoo se ttlenient, trad-d off the mules for ponies and returned to the \\ itchataw j Mountains. The prisoner was kept strictly confined do- | ring the dav, and was tied up everv night with , pieces of raw hide, bv the hands, to the limb of a tree, ,e high up as'h- could reach and stand on the ground. During the dav fie was allowed '|o ile down and sleep a few 11 ours. During the time Mr. Bailv was with them they went on five robbing expeditions, taking i:i;n always a long with them. Ihe last merchant train tL• -y rob'ued thev look two men prisoners, who diail bravely defended themselves till their weapons j were all di>cl arged, and who had killed twelve ot the red skins. i h**se two were taken and ti*;! to a stake and skinned alive. Mr. Baiiy i was placed close to thorn at. compelled to wit ness this horribles em*. II very time he won't: close Ifis e\es tlmv would punch him with sp.; s and buv .m ts until he would open them, and look on this picture of revolting horror.— Thev th*n took the # skin, reeking with warn blood, and slapped him around the face with it, covering him with bf>od, and t.'i'ing him •< he ; tried to escape this would he Ids fate. One of their excursions was against the I ni i fed States mail wagons. They killed the five men with them, lore open the letters, go' out i itie money, and after cutting out the pictures ! from the hank' ills, threw them away. They kept all the newspapers with pictures in then, i j —throwing everything away that was nut erit i hwitictle/t (". _ _ _ | For three nights ntier this thev did not 'ie . bi.n up but kept guard over him. I lie tin IT! : night they had a big war dano. and, in the -x --i citement, forgot Mr. Bailv. While dancing a- j i round their fire in hunt ol the tent, lie crawled j out under the back of the tent, seized one of the j ponies and escaped. I!e w ,i- soon missed, aud v i- f■!lowed for five days. At tin* ' Xpiiation j that time they came so close mi him that . ■ .fir, which obliged him to leave 1 i trie mountains. I-Trtu ■wf. ! V .adl w v pist large er ough : t i craw i -ii .■; iT | ..ic. Ie t e -■'!■: ;i :av -md a I ait, the Indians being s- n > l.i* . mat he ecu!.; hear their 10-Aste; s as tin-y sniu.i ed lor him. He remained in this position until !)• was as sored that his pursuers had Kit, when he emer ged from his concealment, and made a straight • shoot fir the Kickapoo settlement, ahunt GOi) miKs distant. In about a month lie reached the longed for point, where he hoped to find friends and assistance. Nor was be disappoint ed in tins. He was kindly furnished tood and c! thing bv the Kickapoos. He had Minsssted, lor the whole month previous to this on birch io |s, which he dug with his hands on bis lone ly march. While with the Oamanc'hes he was Ifid on rau*| horse flesh. Not a very pleasant | diet, truly. The Kickapoos treated him very kindly, and showed him on Ins long journey to civil: za t ion. After leaving them, four day's journey hro'l ; him to the Chickasaw's camp: from thence he ; proceeded to tin* Choctaw nation, who treated him in the most humane manner. He journey ed on to the Shawnee nation, wMmro lie was welcomed by the best they had in th-ir lodges. Leaving them, tie next reached the Chepike-s, and then made lor Missouri, which State lie made some 20 miles north of the Neosho. From thence he came to St. Louis, ami then to this cilv '. having travelled constantly and steadily on foot tor over two months. As stated before, he left here last evening for j Logan county, win-re he has a mother anxious- ' ilv waiting lov return. Mr. Bailv is a young ' man, about 22 years of age, and horn on the ' it!) of July, onr national day ol Independence. FJUDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. APRIL 17, 1857. ; He says he is an independent man, hut did not ffiel so at the time he was w itnessing the horrid murder of his fellow m-ii among the savages of ihe Far llVst. After eighteen months' hard ships and privations, lie finds himself once more among civiii/.ep people, and in a land of peace and happines... We should suppose bv this lime fie would be glad to locate in Suckvrdom, and "roam no more." LITE FROM KtcmGlA. But 11? hri ween Gen. Walker ami the Costa Hi can Forces—Detent of the ,/tHic.s villi <rreut Slaughter ! NEW Vor.u, April 2 —The steamship Texas, iVom San Juan, Nicaragua, with dates totln-2 : Mh March, and Aspinwall to tiie 2HJ, arrived tins evening. Til ■ Texas Connected at Aspinw all with the Orizaba. She brings nothing late from Calilor j nia. The advices from Rivas, the headquarters ot Gen. Walker, tree to the 1 Sth .March. Tl; Purser of the Orizaba, reports Walker's I armv in good condition, and well provisioned. Ci*n. Walker, with -UK) men attacked the al lies at St. George, gained the pbiza, burner* an I important part <■! the town, ami !fieri lett- ated to Rivas, which Gen. Chamerro, at the head oi 1200 men, had in tie* meantime attacked, and been driv n back, with gn at slaughter, by Gen. j Henningson. Gen. Walker met them retreating, and they Were cons-queii'ly placed between two fires, and becoming completely paralyzed suffered i:n --i menselv. The Allies' loss : v their own account amour— jted to three hundred and twenty-seven killed, and over *thr**e hundred wounded, while Walk er estimates their loss at six hundred killed and ' five hundred wounded. He also states that his own loss amounted to only t wo killed, and t w en ty-one wouu.ied. Walker had the dead ho lies burned. The sloop- .f-war >r. Marys is >'.i!l at Nan Ju j an Del Su:. Jt is rejjorteii that C'anas, the ('omir-ander-in ('l.iel id the Allies, is under arrest, lor making certain overtures w it'i Walker. It is_also in rnored tlia! Chiliou had raised a body ol men in Leon, and is about to join Walker, and that President Rivas has be-n assassinated. 'I he last report is said to have been confirmed. Col. I. < kridge, who is stationed on San Juan liver, had teceived armtlier teinfmceinent oi T' Xans, together with a large quantity of pro visions and ammunition. His command garri soned only two communications hv water with Costa Rica, viz:—Two hundred and t n men at tie* n tith of the Serapiqui river, and one hundred and eighty-eight men at tlm < ...eth.oi the San Carlos river. The remaining one hun dred and fifty-two are stati 'iied in advance, un der the command ol Col. Lock: idge, near the M ichui a Rapids. Col. Lucki idge is said to have secured docu ments showing that the ( osta Ricans ha i open ed the transit route t i the Lnglish. The Costa Ricitfi force at San Carlos was small, and Col. i. ickndge was confi .ent of tak : ing it. It i< report oi t' .at ' lie allies after being defeat ed by W dker had retreated to Miss i\ il. The Roval Mail >!< :iiner New Giannrlq had ■ been hoarded by the Peruvian steamer "Lao.' in tl.e int. rest ol Vivancn, and plundered ot ; §112,000 in sp* cm, arm- ami provisions. I be sloop-of-war Saratoga had left San Juan for Havana. 1-7 .Man in the Rapils of ..\'ia'j;itm—. / Fear fa' Pr Hi ■men! — lHs Rescue. The storv ol J " j'h Averv, the unt rtunate i man who lived for a dav clinging to a rock in the rapids abi ve the American Fall at Niagara, i will riot soon I e forgotten: and an occurrence of a ! \i-rv similar character happened on I uesday | last. A man named K. C. laylor, a resitient ol West Winfield. 11-rkimer county, (a guest at the Ladow House,) descended the I ank ol the River, mar the Suspension Bridge, probably for the ! purpose of v iewing the Bridge from below. | On reaching the bottom, he slipped, and fell in to the water, just above the bridge and when discovered vva- thiitv or forty rods below the bridge, near the shore, roiling over am! over, '.u!" along bv tlm resistless current, until he CHtighs i.' Id <■' a hrrge rock, and after some hard >• iti r > sin < ■ ed*d in reaching the top. Alarm ■ .-immediately given in the neighborhood, and .1 was soon decided way of teach ing him bnl iv means ola rope ladder. Ibis was immediatelv procured, and after much h<*>- itati ui, del.)v, ami altercation, occasioned by the dillicultv of determining where to place it, inas mueh as the man could not be seen Irom tb.e projecting bank over his head, it was lowered to the distance of perhaps a hundred feet and became entangled among the recks and trees. It was at once decided that some one must go down to di-. c.tang'.e it. In a few moments, W iI lard It. Go! urn, porter of the Ladow Hotel, mlnut-i-ied his services, and proceeded to the place w pen? the ladder wa* attached to 11'• ** trees, lie net ied -assistance, and soon two more brave men, Anthony SI?il v and N;fts Cranf, otlered te go down. The three worked bravely FT more than an hour it) conducting the ladder, while ic-n at the top carefully let it down. At length the waving of handkerchiefs and cime rings on tlm Canada side Lodicated to us that t!m man had sprung to the shore from tlm rock, and had hegun to ascend tin* ladder, f anliouslv, ami with firm grasp and step, he cliinbed up three hundred ffiet, and was greeted by the ! shouts nnr! acclamations of th" hundreds ol spec tatcis who had assembled to witness tiie exciting scene. II- was for a few moments borne on the shoulders of the excited multitude, all were so anxious to congratulate him. The KaHoch Trial. Boston, April S. ihe jury in the Kalloch case were discharged tins morning, being unable to agree. 1 hey v. rod N ' for acquila! and i for conviction. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. AFFAIRS 5\ IT AH. A letter from VV. W. Drummond, United! States Supreme Judge in Utah Territory, gives a sad picture oh matters in that Territory. The following is taken from the letter :

The leading men of the church are more trai torous than ever. Onlv a few days since all papeis, records,dockets, and tune hundred vol umes ot the laws, were taken out of the Su- ■ preine Court Clerk's office and burned. And this is not the only instance of the kind, i say to you again, and through you to the President, j it is impossible tor us to enforce the laws in this Territory. Every man here holes his lit" ! at the will of Brigliam young : and here we j an- without protection. lam firmly of opinion that Babbitt was murdered by Mormons under direction of Brigham Young, and not by Irnii-j ans. Murder is a common thing here : and | Mormons cannot be punished with a Mormon; jury, witnesses, officers, and Governor to par don. It is too cruel, and must not be endured. ; ,A man, not a nember of the church, is murder <•>!, robbed, castrated and imprisoned, solely (or , questioning the authority of the church. Per sons are now in the Penitentiary, convicted before !be Probate Judge, who are wholly in- j nrtCent of any crime. Is there any other coun try where this abuse is or would he endured : L"t all, then, Kike hold and crush out one of the must treasonable organizations in America. \ boy was caught in the act of stealing dri ed berries in front ola store the other dav, and was locked up in a dark closet by the grocer. Th" hov commr*need begging most pathetically, j to he released, and after using ail the persuasion that young imagination could invent, propo sed : Now, if you'll let n:" out and send lor my dad, he'll pay vou for the berries and lick me fit sides i" The appeal- wajf too much for the groc< r to stand out against. From Hie Cotton Jonrnai. .!n<sl£x's* PcssoEsiisyr IN'fsf I Lowell, March 27. Suspicions have been a roused in this comrr.uniH that a case *•! huslae !- poisoning lias taken p! :ce here. The victim of the tragic deed which is suspected to have been perpetrated, was Mr. Nathan.' 1 Sweets-r, late of this city, who deceas" ! suddenly on the 20t1i of February, and was interred in a family tomb iti the adjoining town of Gh"lms|o,rd. A hfrkfier o;' the deceased, belonging to the Stale of Nt*w Yoik, entertaining suspicions that all wins not right in r> fi-rence to the sodden death of bis relative, has been instrumental in ins".iga tir.g sn rxaminat iui of'ie* matter, and agreeably t . urge it solicitations, Dr. J. P. Jewett, a iN-iroiier oTXow eil, with a Jury of Inquest sum moned for the purpose, \. sterr pv afiernoon pro ceeded to the toiret in Chelmsford, wlierr* the iiodv of Mr. Swcetser. was interred. Thev re moved it to a sc.hoolhouse in the vicinity: where an autopsy i, v f)r. J. Spaulding was made, and the stomach and viscera removed and sealed up for chemical analvzation. ihe Jury ol Inquest was composed ut the following persons: Dr. Jo' l Spaulding, Joseph Merrill, Calvin T. Ciian To ! jin, William I'. Brazer,Enoch Emery and Nathan M. Wright. Dr. J. C. Bartbtt. of Uhelmsfird, was aNo pr- >. Nt, a: d assisted in the autopsy. Nothing <fa positive nature of course was elicited by this examination, hut 1 am imlormed tiiat internally, wli'Tc decay usual! v ti: st commences in ordinary cases of deceased per-sons, there \i:is not the slightest appearance nfdi • on-position: a circum stance which mav he-an indication of the pres ence of arsenic. Deceased was fifty-two years old at at the ! i.e of his death, lie was a smaii i'-aler in w ■ resid- ' "il Howard street, and v. as a man id conside; able projierty. He i-- said to have Seen at one or more times an inmate of tiie insane a.-\lum. It is alsn said that b<* has C'>!i;pl:;it)ed of Being nnltappv and threatened to . lake his own life. His domestic relations are >.iid to have heen urihappv. Dr. Gales, recently from Manchester, attended him in his last illness, and assigned no cause for his death. His illness lasted" only about 21- hours. Coroner Jewett, accompanied hv the brother of deceasad, visited Mrs. Sw. etser, the wife of de ceased, vesterdav morning, and informed her that an evaminati >ti ci the body of her liti.shand was, in cons- quence of the suddenness o! his* death, Kc., about to he-qiroceeded with. Slie expressed li*r gratification that such was to he the case. No arrest has vet been made, nor was Mrs. Swedser intoned upon whorri suspicion in the matter rested, but I learn this morning that she fa< retained the Hon. B. F. Butler to defend her in case of her arrest, arid that she ex iiibits great anxiety about tlm matter. As usual, various rumors tending to create suspicions of foul play are afloat in the c :nn:u nitv, hut I refrain from giving them further cur rency at th s stage of the proceedings. Mrs. Sweetsri is said to be a 'nitn of much intelli gence and smartness, am! of highly respectable con nyc! ions*. Dr. . 1,. I)nna < f Lowell, was this morning requested to make th* chemical analysis of the contents of the stomach &.C., but declined. They will he sent to some competent chemist in Bos ton fir that purpose to-day or to-morrow. The jury o! inquest adj- nrm d yesterday afternoon to Fi iiiay, Apiil d. :13JE£*!*'s*. From tin- Wa-liincton (Pa.) Commonwealth. It becomes our painful duty to record one of the most dreadful murders ever perpetrated in this regi u) of count! v. Early on Monday mor ning, word was brought to town, by Archibald Allison, that Samuel IL White had been brutal ly murdered at his residence, in Chartiers to., on the road leading from Washington to Steuh enville, about five miles north of this place.— The house is situated on rising ground, about fifty yards distant, on the north sideofthe road, and i> a new frame, and kitchen adjoining, with doors opening into each, on the upper side iar tljf t from the road. i We repaired to the scene at an early hour, | i and there met with a horrible spectacle. On ! entering the house we found the murdered mar: in bed, just as he had been sleeping—for it is evident that he made no attempt to get up—the I pillow and upper part of the h"d was covered with bfiyid, while his face and head were so dis figured with wounds and blood as to prevent his recognition. Drawers had been rumaged !>v the murder ers and left open: blood was sprinkled almost all over the room: the floor, the ceiling, the wall, the bureau at the foot of the bed, had all been spurted over: tin* blood-smeared axe, with ! which the deed had been committed, laid on the ; floor at tire foot of the bed: and the corpse look iasif a very demon had been at work. The wounds, some half a dozen in number, had evi i dent I v been inflicted with the butt end of the : axe, and were frightful to look at: the skull was ; broken in several places, while the lower jaw broken, in front. It is not certainly known what amount of ' money has Iweii taken. Mr. White was a - young man, much esteemed in the neighborhood where iie came from, and his untimely end will be regretted by a huge number of friends. He , leaves a young wife and two small children to deplore their loss. He had but recently pur chased the-farm on which le* resided, and the I murderers were no doubt instigated to the com mission of the deed with tlm supposit ion that he had considerable money about him to pay out on the Ist of April. No arrests have been made. i "Oxr.v PRAYERS." —Some persons never go to church except when there is a sermon. "On ly prayers!" But does not Christ say that his house "is the house oi prayer?"—a p!ac* where prayer not only is made, but answered? And have we not tiie example oi' the apostles for, going up to the temple to pray? H hat are those that they are so neglected? They are not in a foreign language; nor does the minister o rnit anything essential: on the contrary, they comprise everything necssarv for public devo tion. lor tiie people have met together "to ren der thanks for the great benefits received at God's hand, to set forth His most worthy praise, to Iwar His most holy Wore, and ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well fir the body as the soul." Now one would think that if all this were done sincerely, a great deal would fie accomplished. Arch bishnp Leighton savs in his charge to the cler gy, ltib'2: Whatsoever ministers do, they should few,ue ul returning to their long exposi tions, besides the sermon, at one arid the same meeting: which, besides the te.ii.iusness and oth er inconvenience, is apt to foment in people's iuimis the sttange prejudice and proud disdain thev have taken against tin* scriptures read without a superadded discourse. Truiy, it those who object to "onlv prayers," would only make the experiment of entering more fully into their spirit, everv objection would be silenced by their beauty. Dr. Johnson said the reason why he attended wei k-dav prayers was, that so few being pres ent, his presence w as more serviceable than on other occasions of worship: but, for tiiis reason of the Doctor's, most persons stay away.—Pen ny Post. } } reserves in Tin Coses. The.Aim Be;lford .V.vmn; learns that a lauy'in that city was badly p -isonetl a lew days since.! v eating a few spoons Jul of preserved whurtle berries, which had been put in a tin case. The liquid from the berries had forced venligrison the surfate of the metal. For several hours tlm ii fly above men tioned remained in a nearly unsensible condition and was with difficulty brought to. From the Chicago Pie-s, March -s. NIIEADRRR. ACCIDENT ON THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAIL-ROAD. We I, •arn from a gentleman who arrived ves terdav lioill La Salle, that a frightful accident occurred mi Thursday morning, on the Illinois ( ' iitial Railroad, near La Salle. The particu lars are as follow s: About 7 o'clock in the morning, the gravel train, loVb d with laborers w ho work along the line, started from La Salle southward. The train crossed the bridge all right, and as the engine came on to tiie embankment on the other side of the bridge, it all al once gave way, and the whole train was precipitated a distance of probably Iwent v-!ive feel. Four men were killed on ttie spot, and one died a few hours afterward.— Eight others were severely injured, some with broken legs, arms, Uc. The engineer and lire man escaped wills their lives, though somewhat injured. The marvel is that so many escaped. The heavy rains of last Sunday, along w*i:li the general thaw that ensued, had so softened the embankment that it appeared as suit and as incapable ofibeai ing up a train as the softest kind of mud. Whenever th l * engine came off the bridge, it seemed as if it had fallen over t pre ci pice. I)lit disastrous as the occurrence has proven, it serins piovid' iitial that it is not mu< Ii more fa tal. Tiie passenger train that ought to have passed over tlx* road nt that point on Wednes day bight, hv some trivial accident was delayed, and djd riot arrive at tin* fatal .-pot till alter the gravel train was wrecked. As it was loaded with | assengers, boxed up in close cars, the sac rifice of life tliat would have attended its attempt to cross must have In • n much large r. Cur informant did not learn the names ol the dead and injured. They wvie all irishmen. .Murder of a If ife and Burning of her Body. —Th<* trial ot James M. Ward, for the murder of his wife, at Sylvarsia, Ohio, resulted i* his conviction, the jnrv deliberating but a i'"\v minute s upon tln-ir verdict. The Toledo Blade says? The murder is one of th" most brutal, horrid and disgusting, in a!i the annals of crime. A husband not only murders bis wife, after cold blooded premeditation, but he sits up at nights, with his door locked, cuts her into small pieces, TERMS, S2 PER Vi; VK. VOL XXV. NO. 1 and burns up her remains in lite sfove. This process occupied several days, in which time he drew largely on the shops around tor sha vings, and the unsavory scent went forth from the chimney, and tilled the nostrils of those who happened to be in that vicinity. Ward occu pied himself With tins disgusting and appalling work, till he thought he had obliterated all tra ces of his guilt, and then defied detection, Hut •'murder will out." it is amazing what an ar ray of facts, unimportant in themselves, have been brought to bear on the case: and an irresist ible conviction of guilt they carry to the mind. Ward has not yet had his sentence, hut he will be hung by the neck till he is dead. We hear it said that this w ill be the first case of capital execution in this county. A B3T OF KOJBAA* 'E. Five or six years ago, a rich Louisiana plao ter died, leaving an only heir, a daughter, who was not quite seventeen years old. She, togeth er with her fortune, was placed in the charge of a guardian, who was distantly teiatid to the family. Her h itune, and her remarkable beau ty, attracted the attention of many suitors, among whom was an accomplished young man from St. Louis, w hose only wealth was his profession. His handsome person and fascinating manners won tim lady's atlections: and, without the know ledge of her guardian, they were p'ivatelv mar ried. Shortly afterwards they removed to St. Louis, where tiiey lived together happily for a time, arid a bright future seemed to he before them.— At the expiration of a vear. the lady having at tained her ma|orit v, thev returned to New Or leans to claim her fortune, and live in the splen did old family mansion. They were coldly re ceived by the occupant who deliberately inform ed them that the estate had passed into other hands. They at once applied to the law for redress, and going through the protracted for malities of two or three fruitless suits, they were lett penniless, and obliged to abandon the case. Friendless ami dispirited th-v returned to St. Louis, where the husband, like many other hus bands, tried to drown the remembrance of his disappointment in the fatal cup. His wife en treated and admonished in vain. A separation was the consequence, and toe husband became more reckless and dissipated than ever. Driven at last to desperation, the wife applied lor a di vorce. obtained it, and retired to a convent.— This restored the wrecited man to his senses: fie abandoned his former associates, returned to the path ot virtue, and became a respectable and in dustrious citizen. A levy months ago, ,tlie lady received a letter from the son of her former guardian, informing her of his determination to make full restoration, closing with an appeal to her to forgive his mis guided parent, and to come to New Orleans and receive her fortune. She at once complied with the generous request, and all her inheritance, together with the accumulated interest, was re stored to her. Now comes the strangest part of this extraor dinary affair. The young man offered her his hand in marriage, and plead with all tiie ear nestly ss of inu assioned love, lie reminded Iter of all lh ir childish attachment, of his deep an guish when she became the wife ot another, and i f the l ing v ears of his silent sorrow. All these remembrance* came up before her mind: and gratitude ph ad eloquently in his favor: but at last the wife triumphed over the womain. She thanked him, and gave hint her simple blessing —told him sue loved hut one, and could never love another. She entreated him to lake hack all her fortune, and permit her to return to the convent. Finding her resolutions unalter able. lie consented, on condition that she should postpone her r> turn one month. He immediate ly wrote !•> the form- r husband, who WHS igno rant of what had transpired, offering him a first nite situation, on condition he would come im mediately. The letter was signed by the prin cipal of a well known firm, who was apprised of every circumstance in the case. As soon as the letter cam." to hand, the overjoyed recipient took passage for New Orleans. He presented himself at the place designated in the letter, and at once mad" himself known by show ing his cre dentials. He was conducted to the residence of the generous heir, where, he wus informed, the writer of the letter waited to receive lum. His nam" was announced, and he was conducted in fo an elegant parlor, and there, alone, he ire t the woman whom h" had neglected and dishon ored—the woman w ho had been forced to leave him. but who would not quite give him up. A few days afterwards, the city newspapers announced the marriage of Mr.- and Mrs. . The estate was restored to the lawful owners, and the reconciled couple, made wiser and better by adversity, are now living happily toget her. It is good to turn sometimes trom the cares and turmoils of politics, and contemplate human nature rising up from ihe depths ot misery and ih-spoir, casting aside selfishness, and reaching that standard of j'.uitv and happiness which so few attain. SirJ Fhrearcmenf. —Sunday afternoon w it ix-ssed a melancholy cortege in the streets of N. Orleans. It was a long and sad procession fol low ing to the grave the mortal remains of two of the daughters of our esteemed townsman, Dr. William Ruston. They died, one at midnight on Saturday night, and tie other a few hours la ter, of that dreadful dis' as", the scarlet fever, and now lie entombed together: one a young wife, who leaves her infant sick ot the same dis ease. the other a promised bride, who-" wedding was to take place in a few days. They were the grace ot the best society in New Orleans, lovely, well nurtured, refined and tenderly be -I,ived but a week ago the centre around which lliev clustered the most joyous hopes of fond hearts for the future; now the tenants of a com mon grave, watered by passionate tars. The news of this terrible affliction, as soon as an nounced on Saturday morning, saddened the whole city. We lave never witnessed a more profound and universal sensation. Pycr.une.