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DwripUon of the Car Factory? Probable
CT* of ^ ?*P?od?iuJJ?U of the Dead
whI Wo?uided? .Public Meeting for the aid
^ **WlU?fc.Se?nri and Incidents.
About two o'cloek last Thursday afternoon a large
?team boiler, which had been recently placed in the ??
tenure railroad ear factory of Messrs Karl# 4 <5 ray,
?ituate in Potior street, Hartford. Conn., exploded with
? trwiendona report and such force as to shatter tho
?"?ter part of th? buildings to pieces, immediately kill
lag thereby sixteen persons, and fatally or otherwise in
juring twenty-two others.
Our extended telegraphic despatches from Hartford
published in the various editions of the Hulald Issued
?inee, contained the chief points or the cause and
Consequences of this disaster, from which it will be seen i
that the catastrophe bore a aad similarity in ita effects to
the Hague street explosion, which occurred in thia city a i
few years since.
One of our special reporters proceeded to Hartford on
Friday, and found the city in an unusual state of excite 1
inent On every side were people hurrying to and fro.
Some were the weeping relatives of the deceased, others
?ympathlxing frienda on a Tisit of consolation, many
going to give testimony before the Coroner, but all wend
ing their way toward the fatal spot where so many of
their co- laborers and fellow citixens had lost their lives.
DESCRIPTION of the cak factory.
The range of brick buildings in which the accident oc
curred is situate on Potter street, extending in a line
towards the river. The concern is known as the "Grove
Nooks," and most of the houses were four story high.
The rare of the line is in Potter street, and the ouly en
tranoe to the different shops occupied by fhe workmen is
bj # gate connecting with the private office of Messrs.
Fayle 4 Gray, the proprietors of the establishment. The
main building of the factory was two hundred feet loug
by si*ty feet in depth. An addition had been made to
this, extending fifty five by twentv-four feet. This wing
was situate due wer.t < f the boiler which ox ploded. A
blacksmith's shop, eighty by forty feet, and a paint shop,
oue hundred by sixty feet, stood south of tho main build
ing. and the boiler was separated from the former by an
eighteen inch wall In addition there stood, before the
explosion, a bult shop, three stories high, a machine shop
a Isrge shop in wiiieh tho timber material was prepared
for use. and where the finished portions of the cars
were joined together, which was two stories high a
paint shop, a carpenter's shop, a spring maker's shop a
one story freight shop, shops for blacksmiths' work
engiue room, with spare rooms for an old and new boiler'
There was also a chimney stack, reaching to a height of
two hundred and filty feet. Messrs. Fayle 4 (Jrav had
conducted this extensive concern for the past live years,
with much success, and employed over three hundred
bands in it, the greater part of whom resided in the vi
cinity, happy and contented, with their families.
The men went to work as usual on Thursday morning
and continued so until a little before two o'clock in tho
afternoon, when a tremendous report was heard to come
from the neighborhood of tho engine room, and imme
diately after the bricks and wood which formed moat of
the above named buildings were seen to fly in every di- 1
xection, and several of the houses feU to the ground,
come of the broken beams were thrown to a height of
two hundred feet. Stones and sticks were tossed into
Potter street and the pond opposite to the factory. A
good many persons who were passing at the momsnt re- i
ceived severe bruises from the falling materials.
Soon as the dust and smoke cleared off terrified men
Tnight bo seen struggling to burst from the ruins 1
through the lialf-rent doors, whilst others leaped from I
the windows to the street beneath, conveying the mourn
ful news to the collecting crowd that all their com
panions who remained behind must bo either killed or
badly wounded, as the new boiler had burst. The truth
of this was attested by the heartrending groans which
were heard to arise from the ruins.
These sounds soon roused thepeople from their stupor,
and all set vigorously to work in order to rescue the suf
ferers. In this endeavor the uninjured citixens and Hart
ford firemen participited,the Mayor leading the way, point
ing to the place where the blacksmith's shop had stood
as they were aware that the exploded boiler was located
hard by. The work was very difficult, for in manr in
stances the wounded men were completely buried under
the fallen walls, from the torn beams of which human
blood might be seen to flow into the rain puddles around.
This sight rendered the rescuers nearly frantic, and
?hortly after four o'clock they had taken out sixteen
crushed and mutilated dead bodies, with a large number
of wounded. The former wore strctchod in the paint
* of, *"<} llie latter placed in the private office of Messrs.
J* ft .vie & Gray mentioned above.
Tltey were immediately attended by Doctors Brown
Jaokron and I lhworth, of Hartford. ' j
At this moment the appearance of the ruins and the
fcerse around was truly moknclioly. The bolt shop, the I
two blacksmith shops, the lumber shop, the freight shop,
'i'J'L ? boller ,opms> wore cither totally blown up or ter
ribly shattered. Nearly all the windows were broken;
tli? long wall on Totters street leaned over and had to be
propped up; whilst tl.o atoms of iion, fragments of gear
ing, topes, timber, mortar, and rtouc formed a heap of
promiscuous ruin rarely witnessed.
In the main building and directly opposite the boiler
?tood ore llact smith's shop. Between the shop and the
be ler room there wns a brick wall of eighteen Inches; the
boiler stood within two or three feet of this wall, the
old boiler resting upon its old bed a few feet from that.
The boiler lay east and west, and the force of the explosion
was mostly from its sides ? rushing forth north and south,
leering down the machine shop on the north, and, strange
to say, killed no one in it, though a dozen or more per
sons were at work there at the time.
On the north was another blacksmith's shop; this was
raxed to the gtound, the building being shivered to atom-<,
carrying away tho tolid brick wall that separated it from
the boiler, and also that which stood between it and the
jsmt shop. Jn this place was the great destruction of
During the search for the bodies, and even after they
Were extricated, might be seen fathers, mothers, wives,
brothers, sisters and little children, cl.imlvering through
the dusty and blood -stained mass in search of parents
husbands and fathers, for many had failed to recognise
the scalded and bruised remains as those of their de
ceased friends. Amongst the crowd outside the gate was
discussed the probable cause of the explosion. Pending
the result of the inquiry now going on, we only remark
that, so far as our reporter could glean the opinion
Of the people, it occurred In this manner : ? For
some years Messrs. Fayle 4 Gray had a Uer
at work which was heated by two flues. This
boiler required a considerable time to generate
at fficient steam to work the machinery. Owing to a
rapid increase of business the delay was much felt by the
proprietors lately, and they contracted with Messrs.
^ oodruff 4 Beach to make a new boiler of larger capa
city. This boiler was fixed upon the premises about five
weeks ago, and cost over $2,000. It required Ave flues to
lirat the water it contained, and it generated steam very I
quickly. John McCunc, (now dead,) the engineer em
ployed by the Arm. had worked for a long time with the
Condemned boiler, and the opinion was that ho had not
eiifficiently accomodated his mind to the rapid action
ot the new one from the slow work done by the old, and j
benoe that water was latterly consumed sooner than he
conceived it should 1*. On Thursday he was in conver
aalion with a friend whilst the five flues were heating up
etc am, and it is supposed that he found at the close that
tl.e water was exhausted, and that in a hurrv, caused by
surprise, ho let in a quantity of cold water on the hot
metal, and when this was converted into gas the fatal
explosion followed. At least this was the opinion gener
ally entertained on Friday.
The following if a List of the names and employment
of the person* who were either taken out dead or had
died up to Friday afternoon: ?
1. John Mc< 'line, engineer, ha.l head and arm blown
?!T. Mr. McCune baa left a wife and a family of young
2. Daniel 3. Camp, carpenter, and hi* brother Samuel
II. Camp, foreman of the blacksmith's shop. Each man
bad a wife and family.
8. James Puree 11; left wife and family. Was rescued
*live and taken into the office; but when his wife came
be was unconscious. and died in her arms aa she w.-.s
imploring him to give her a look of recognition. His
body wan taken to bis late resilience in Morgan street,
?wlx re a fond and agonising brother, who had been tele
S phed at New York, visited it on the evening of Friday.
o words could pourtrav the agony of this young man
wi < n he looked rpon the widow and her family. De
clined was a native of the county of Kilkenny, in Ire
Lifid, and aged about thirty-Are years, lie had a wife
Si d three children.
4. Andrew J. Crane, blacksmith, a single man.
5. Daniel A. Newell, blacksmith, has left a wife and
two children.
0. Alonxo Allen, blacksmith, ha* left a wife and three
young children.
7. John Creeden, blacksmith's helper, leaves a wife.
8. Robert Mountin, blacksmith, was carried home alive ,
to his wife and died shortly afterward; no chilitren.
9. Richard Mountin. blacksmith, brother of Robert,
worked at the eud of tne blacksmith's shop nearest the '
boiler: has left a wife and one child.
10. Lewis Flowers, blacksmith, killed instantly; has i
left a wife and two children.
11. Edward Caughlin, has left a wife and two children. I
12. Phineas Fmith, has left a wife.
13. J Itowgn boy n ton, car maker, has left a wife and |
three children.
14. Michael Hartnell, helper, a wife and one child.
15. David B. Walker was carried home to his family in
Wethersfield lane, and died shortly after. He leaves a
wife and live children.
11. Patrick Lehay, leaves a wife and one child.
17. Patrick Burke, leaves a wife.
19. Wm. Lane, also married and the father of a family.
1. Ftimael B. Tarsons. liadly bruised.
2. Birge Chapman, leg broken in two places.
8. Edward Collins, injury of bead
4. Wm. D. Hkinner, printer, arm broken.
6. Charlea Gardiner, leg broken and arm scalded.
6. James Smith, severe scalp wound.
7. Geo. Perktes, scalded.
8. Wm. Martin, shoulder fractured rvnd scalp wound.
0. Otis Ixmg.
10. Wm. Ijine, leg broken.
11. Alonso Bartlett, badly hurt.
12. Joeeph McHroy, bruised.
18. R. Mr Alley, badly bruised.
14. Frederick Carey, cut on the head
14. Terance McMshon, bruised in the head.
16. F. A. Barber, bad contusions over body.
17. G?o. Thomas, slightly bruised.
18. R. R. Stone, slightly injured.
19. J B. Powroy, bruised In head and arms
20. Wm. Benson, knocked down by a brick; not dan- .
gerously injured.
21. James McHne received a blow on the head, which
knocked hiss senseless, he recovered.
22 W. Htagerald, badly hart.
23. Alexander Nodine, severe wound on scalp.
44. llill
Yi'ditm wound.
? ? ?Jn* |
b? ascertained. .. !
nuviT ? ran day.
Richard D. I>r ak., ^..J^tloeoftha
Court of Innuwit on the bodies of tha flaomri ?* ?
o'clock on Friday morning. H? ?t to < 11*
of UeMri Fayle & Gray, and in a ahort time the foUow
ing gentlemen were iummoned an tne
Cheater Adam., foreiMn^me. G^win Jon*. Good
win, A. 8. Beck with, C. M. Beach, J. B-Tr^J' J" Hg
A. N. CUrk, Dr. O. 8. Brown, J. H. Holcomb, A. o. Stui
"l&iZSfSSnMim*' C.?r
cord the annexed
Patrick Munliall depoaed ? 1 had to tokilWr tt^flre.
of the boiler when the engineer fjf J^^JTcit ^faai
John Duffy was an aaaistant in the aame <*peclty, *~?
twentv-tive years old: n>y dutiea were principally to bring
wood ami coal . McDnlfy attended during dinner hour yMb
terd'tv from 12 to 1 o'clock, and at 1 gave up the charge
in good order ; I have been here ei?h* ?' n'n?,
l.ted the engineer for three weeka onlr, yeeteroay
afternoon after I came from dinner, jtauitoo' J
the door; he could rot have gone ae en WM
sr? ?.v ssx' jku .iSdu-t p=s
1 n v A.-orv fifteen or twenty minutes; the pump
worked well none better, so the engineer laid ; McCttne
w j on .lutv nil the time from dinner; 1 aaw him; 1 did
i o* fcc Mm neglecting his duty; I saw h m speak to ?n
?'? le bodied man for a moment, that was aU; at the timel
Li' t k'iw him i did not gee that he went to look after the
engine^ there was no other persona about the^between
11 Byb0rrjuror-Th"d fuU Vorw^uim" is eighty pound,
ateam-fortvro o?tbree barrels full before t ? . ex^osion
McCune was talking with ? g^
my leg" broken, h,1<>"1 , i had cot in a few shovels
Sf" ssr
1 *? ? v? n first bod v I naw was that of McC<uno. i
li%, ?v.? J-1 >?>?'? I
nhniit the nteam, "to mind your own business? An (
about th< steam wouW no( giv0 me RUCh an answer;
rmmp^ very ^of UMomrtiiiw s every ten otter times flr
valve ^whenever steam* got &? !
lft?ir^rtffciLd mo ueVd i
"just taken off the pump. thirty-five and '
time to keep the boiler right, and put |
S.-S& j
S rS5
though it had been on just bel v^rday between 12 and
a lp5"i ~
sr?SSgsai. tfcssfflsa. s
it if he drank to excess; he never toM^rne anc^ ^
S?kK.X A>"{ i-XS
'.^?aiJSSurt.y. s
in the engine room; tUe explosion; I have
tie ?tl."s boiler made steam very fast,',
heard him sa> that . inw ?" liarU work u, keep
quicker than other, tliought him careless, aud
swij^trtpssssrio i
1 have never seen McCune unocr i ^ tban he should
when at hij ^r^ 7hU experience ; it was occasionally
have been for ? "f workn\en in the shop; he waa an |
remarked nmongthe if he minde<l hia work;
Irishman, a l^^.^Xfary engineer, I think he was
he,W,^rWuTeng.?n^r^ inM Vp4ts I think he waa not
not a akilful eD8 . rv,?rge of that engine; he was
as. "j irc'^sajjrijss'fis
being more than n'n0'-* t . the stcam blow off several
at any time. 1 ha\ height; I can rarely hear
inhere" J5?lK ^ome^ ress fears about
2 P. U.
The Court met, pursuant to adjournment, in the after
On motion, a committee, consisting of Jas. H. Hoi
comb, John R. Tracy and Mason Gross, were appointed to
take the testimony of William P. Skinner, who wax - too
much injured to appear before the Coronor, and also to
take the depositions of such other porsons, whoso testi
mony might be of importance, at might be unable to at
Mr. Beckwith, a juror, suggested the Impropriety of
having any of the firm present during the examination
of the witues.-es, as they would undoubtedly feel a difll- '
dence in giving evidence in their presence. His sugges
tion was favorably received, and an intimation to its
effect was given to Messrs. Kayle k Tracey.
l.orenio H. 1'omeroy sworn, deposetli? I am thirty
three years of age; my business here is to superintend
the building of the freight cars; I have been in the em
ploy of the company two years last August; with regard
to the boiler I am not suflicientlv informed to speak; I
ha>e never heard any persons express an opinion as to
the tioiler. I have heard Mr. Cane**, the foreman of the
blacksmith's shop, say he thought the engineer was a
good one, and he had an opportunity to know as much
alioiA his merits as any one, as his forge was only
seme twenty feet from the boiler; I have heard Mr.
Hancock, the foreman of the planing and sawing, who
was also a pood judge, say he was a good engineer;
I remember McCnne saying that he left liecause he
gut but 91 50 per day ; during McCune's absenco
we had an engineer named McLaughlin, whose abilities
did not suit ; he could not keep moro than half the ma
chinery going; McCune told me, on hie return, about two
weeks after liia leaving, that they had rained his wages;
I think that after Mclaughlin had run the engine a day
or two. Mr. Camp tried to get McCune back ; I waa on the
platform, in front of second door of large building at the
time of tne accident, within thirty feet of the boiler, and
saw McCune talking with Mr. Skinner; while I stood
there Mr. Daniel Camp came out, spoke to me, and then
jumped off the platform and spoke to Mr. Skinner; as I
turned McCune went toward tne boiler; this was less than
a minute before the explosion; I had got abont ten feet
further off when it took place. Mr. Camp had a new
tx.lt, which he allowed to me, just before jumping off the
platform: I saw the engineer and Skinner together for
about half a minute; I never knew this engineer to drink
anything; never saw him when he appeared to have, and
1 have seen him many timea in the past two years; the
engineer had to attend to the boiler and the engine, be
tween which he would have to walk fifty feet; heat
tended to his business as well as any man I ever knew In
that capacity, and I have known quite a number; Mr.
Hancock has" not been able to be at the shop, through
sickness, for several weeks past, and bil aituation had
been filled by Mr. Daniel ('amp; in onler to put the pump
in order, McCune had to go round the end of his boiler
through two machine shops, a distance of fifty feet; I
have not heard McCune complain of too much work for
the past si* weeks, but with the old boiler, which leaked
considerably, he used to complain; the engineer was not
overworked; 1 do not know of his conversing with
Wyatt'a ticket man, yesterday afternoon; we have not
been troubled for want of steam since we hare had a new
boiler; 1 have seen the gauge from Oft to 90, but do not
remember to have seen it higher, the old boiler would
hold wore water than the new one, but would not make
so much st( am.
George Stor.e? I am 2? years of age. and employed by
thl* company an a machinist; I was in the machine room
at the time of the accident; I did not see anything pecu
liar hot-ween the hours of one and two yesterday after
noon, I have examined the boiler, and see no reason to con
sider it otherwise than a good one; I have known McCune
for a long time, and consider him an average engineer; I (
have spoken to others of bis careleaaneaa, several timea:
ha' e found the water low, and hare told the engineer thai
he was not aa careful as he ought to be: I have found,
frequently, that in the old boiler It waa difficult to pump
water into It , ? bout ten <lavs ago I examined the faafe of i
the hew boiler and found the water waa low; thia waa in
ll.e 'lioctr hour, when Duffy had charge; I told him not I
to pat la ntor, M it wu dtsnnu, ud advised him to
withdraw tho Art, which ho did ; I have known MoCane
to drtak, bat not much; McCano toft some tin* In Aa
gust or Keptember of hurt year, m ho did not got enough
' wage#; 1 know nothing of tho capabilities of the necw
?or of McCune, (McLaughlin;) no was dismissed, u bo
did not keep up steam enough: ho wasgenerally regarded
< m unsafe ; I have spoken to Mr. Parsons, Mr. Benbam,
and foreman of our shop, of tho ciwlwnwi of McCune
in lotting tho water got low, and thought it ought to bo
looked after; 1 have had partial charge of an engine for six
or eight month*, in Springfield ; that wee only 10 bono
Bwer; I do not know that tho pumps of the new boiler*
ve worked hardly for three week* past; there waa some
| little difficulty Brat off; I know bat little of what are the
wagee paid to engineer* ; I have heard him complain aome
: what some six weeks ago, when wo were running days
i and part of nighta: but since that time ho hae been assist
I ed by a fireman: since be baa had a fireman he attended
to hie duties without trouble; I think McCune had told
I dm th? boiler waa a good on*. And ho liked it.
Seth King ? I am aged 88; I waa not at the ahop at the
, time of tho explosion; I am a contracting jobber; my bu
siness leads me all over the buildings;! have seen the
1 boiler; thought it an extra good one, well fitted, and, aa
! they had a pump to pump water in when the eagine was
not in motion. 1 thought it well calculated for safety ; I
I do not know that the pump waa out of order, or baa been
out of order ; my opinion of the late engineer waa that
since his return he was very attentive to his busineaa, so
much so aa to be a subject of remark ; I have never known
an instance of his carelessness since hia return; Mr. Camp
and myself have spoken together about the boiler; of the
old one we were afraid; of the new one we had no eau^e
for fear; I have never seen the steam-gauge over 80,
generally under; 1 was at the head of Potter street when
the explosion took place; I have been in the shop for two
years, and 1 never knew anything againat his reputation
as a careful man; I am not familiarly acquainted
with engine boilers; usually $10 per week is the wages
of a competent engineer here; I know nothing against
I -the character of deceased.
j Ira Wright? I am twenty-four yeara of ago, and have
, been in the shop some four yeara; at the time of the ex
I plosion yesterday I was standing on tho platform with
Mr. Pomeroy ; I had been there from ten minutes before
one to time of explosion; was about thirty feet from tho I
boilerhead; I noticed McCune talking with Skinner some
fifteen minutes, because I had some conversation with
another party; then David Camp came out and I spoke
with him; I saw McCune and Skinner talking outside,
directly before the boilerhouae door; Camp, McCune and
Skinner were talking together; McCune might have run
to the pump in this time, but I think not; I did not see
him ; I have observed him get upon a ladder to try the
gauge, but I did not see him do so that time; McCune's
body was blown within two or three feet of where I stood;
I whh blown over by the explosion ; the last I remembered
wnK, I was speaking with Mr. Pomeroy, when I felt my
face filled with ashes and fell down; I have thought this
boiler was a good one, and have so expressed myself; I
have thought McCune a careful man; never knewnlm to
drink or be in liquor; 1 have never noticcd the steam
gauge to be up to eighty; I considered McCune a careful
man, and in my opinion an engineer might be otherwiae
ei'gaged than in looking at his boiler, for fifteen minutes,
without subjecting him to the charige of carelessness ; I
should not consider him a first-class engineer, but one
fully capable of taking charge of an engine of tnla class;
I should think that tlie cause of this explosion waa the
water was too low, and thereby an inflammable gaa waa
generated, which on taking fire exploded; 1 waa also
talking with Mr. Chester Belden at the time of the ex
Mr. Thomas J. Fayle sworn ? I am thirty-eight
years of uge. and am one of the firm of Fayle A Gray,
carrying on the car manufacturing business: we employed
this man first in April, 1849; at tho expiration of two
or three years he became slovenly in his management of
the engine; then we spoke to him, when he promised
to take better care, which he subsequently did; at the
expiration of another year he demanded an increase in
salary, as his duties had become more onerous, and he
thought that $1 60 per day was not enough ; we thought it
was sufficient, and allowed him to go away; we tried ano
ther man for the same pay, who was well recommended; he
not suiting, went off, without coming for hia pay; we
tried another man, also well recommended, with the
same result; after a consultation, thought it beat to
take back McCune at 91 76 a day, the wages which he
asked; for the past summer we had another man to help
the engineer, in consequence of an increase of machinery;
we crowded the old boiler somewhat, but did not do
so more than was consistent with safety: this explosion,
in my opinion, was caused by the admission of cold water
when the flues were hot; the boiler could stand with
perfect safety 90 lbs. of steam; the boiler waa one of the
most costly and perfect manufacture; at a quarter be
fore one yesterday I got upon the boilers to shut off the
steam from the warming pipes; the aafety valve waa
then in good order, and had no other than the uaual ball
attached to it; the general opinion ia that tho exploaion
was caused by letting tn the water when the
rteam was red hot ; I have always told McCune, when I
saw him at other work at the bench, that his place waa
at the boiler; 1 am usually around the boiler at 2 o'clock,
when I return from dinner; but yesterday I was detained,
which saved my life; I should think the cause of the ac
cident yesterday, was the inattention of the engineer, in
not going to the boiler, and letting on steam sooner; I
have not heard that the engineer was intemperate, but
have heard that he was rather wild, and kept out of
nighta; his wife has been to me to assist her, but I told
her to go to the Police or Ecclesiastical Courts; the ateam
bad doubtless been heated to a red heat, and when the
cold water was let in, it was like a match to powder; I '
have conversed with practical engineers, who told me
that a boiler might be exhausted of water entirely with- i
out danger; the boiler iron haa been tested, and ia con- ,
sidered of the best and most tenacious fiber; we never
dismissed McCune, but threatened him with so doing if '
he did not keep hia engine in bettor order; Mr. Grant. I
when we at-l.cd him, recommended another engineer, but 1
that engineer waa incapable ; we have fait satis lied with
McCune as a better man than we could get elsewhere,
and competent to fill the position he occupied; he stated
to me that the boiler made steam and used water very
John S. Grav, partner of the above ? I have been a
partner since the 1st Sept., 1862; was absent from town
nt the time of the explosion, and when I came back found
the premises in ruins; the boiler has been in use about
four weeks, and it was intended to be of the very best
make and materials. This witness's testimony corrobo
rated that of his partner in every particular.
Edmund Collins ? I am a blacksmith; waa in tho shop
when the explosion occurred; nbout sixty feet from the
boiler at the timo; I was standing at my anvil; had not
seen McCune in the afternoon; I have known McCune for
three years, eTer since I have been in the shop; when tak
ing the body home last night, Mr. Mack, who waa with
me, told me that McCune was at work as engineer with
the Screw Company when their engine was blown up;
there are only two others, with myself, in the blacksmith
shop who escaped: I am in the best condition of the three;
the other two, Fitigerald and Sweeny, are in bed, badly
injured; 1 was injured in the head ana hip. [The witness
subsequently recollected that several others escaped.] I
thought McCune a pretty good engineer, und so (lid the
hands generally; I have heard complaints against him, but
they were very few and trivial; I do not remember much
of the explosion ; I got out myself when I recovered mv
senses; in y helper was killed; a man was next to me with
his head under the ruins; I tried to get him out, but his
skin peeled off in my hands; I did nfft have any premoni
tion of the explosion ; it came on like a sudden darkneaa
on the putting out all tho lights in a room; the man whom
I saw nnd tried to get out they told me was named Lane; I
caught him by the leg when I saw him kicking, but hia
akin came off, and I could not get him out; I pointed him
out to Mr. Burke, and then I got out myself ; some of the
hands had, at first, remarked that tlie new boiler wu
leaky, but that was all.
About half-past 6 o'clock P. M. the court adjourned un
til 10 o'clock on Saturday morning. Up to a late hour of
the evening the factory waa visited by hundreds of the
curious, nnd it was surprising to see how eagerly the ten
der hearted young ladies of Hartford plodded through the
mud, in order to gnic upon auch a revolting scene.
Mr. .Ashe, head painter of tho factory, was fortunately,
at the time of the accident, stationed on the bank of the
Little river, aouth of the factory, taking a sketch of the
buildings, in order to paint them upon Rome cars. He
had commenced the Bketch when tne shock came, and
the building trembled before him? then fell. It was a
terrible sight, and he can hardly impress upon his can
vass the horrible reality that gushed out before him In
that shock of destruction and death.
Ira Wright and F. A. Barber were standing upon the
platform, between the paint shop and boiler room. They
were both prostrated, and a heavy piece of boiler, after
knocking over a dray load of timber, fell between them.
These three persons, a moment beforethe explosion,
saw McOune, the engineer, with Daniel 8. (limp and Wm.
It. Skinner, conversing just outside of the boiler room.
Skinner had moved off a few paces; the other two were
near the boiler room door when the explosion took place.
Camp ar.d McCune were killed. Skinner's arm waa
broken. Skinner was passing the factory, when he waa
called in by Tamp, who had something to say to him.
A. Wincfiell, who had just parted with two of his
friends ? they had barely time to get clear of the bulld
ing ? was at his machine. Tho shock caine and he found
himself in the street, he knew not how, but wai evi.
dently forced through the window by the concussion.
Samuel B. Parsons waa found with hi* head over the
tall block of his lathe, hia left arm held down by a tim
ber, tho floor above falling all around him. lie waa Terr
much hurt, his machine being stained by hi* blood. lie
was in a bud condition on Friday.
Edward Keyes wus raised, and fell, it I* thought, at
least twenty-live feet. He wan bruised. Daniel Iiham
and ' Scarboro' had very narrow escapes, being
forced among the falling timbers.
The two brothers Camp, and the two brothers Moun
tin, were instantaneously killed. Samuel H. Camp waa
foreman of the blacksmith shop, and was a valuable man.
The company paid him M a day for his services: and It ia
said they cannot readily make his place good. HI* brother
Daniel was foreman of the planing shop. He waa nearly
killed about six years ago, when raising the timber for the
roof of this same factory. A timber fell upon him and
crushed him to the earth, and for weeks there waa no
hope of his recovery.
Mr. B. R. Stone stood upon a boring machine. The
concussion drove him through a window, and he escaped
without much Injury. His liesd wss cut.
0. L. Grant, foreman of machine shop, was starting
for the blacksmith shop; he reached to the boiler room
door, heard the crash, and ran. He got out of the build
ing before the floor fell. In a moment more the roof and
two floors, with ton* of machinery and timbers, eame
crashing through upon the spot where he stood. Several
others escaped from the same room, (machine shop,) as
If by a miracle.
Ihomas I.awler and John Cunningham were in the
spaceway, near the boiler room, and were forced through
a door into the room north of the boiler, but they fortu
nately escaped the falling wreck.
Lester W. Cowles was forccd through a narrow space
between three machines, and was not hurt. He waa car
ried a distance of fifteen feet.
Alexander Nodine was in the second story, sitting on a
chair, tending a scroll saw. He was lifted up, a* ne Im
agined, at least ten feet. When he was thus suspended
the flooT fell, and he descended, chair and all, to the floor
below, among the wreck. He was not seriously hurt.
J. Rounseville, T. Hogan, and Wilson were also In
the second story, at work upon a grindstone. The stone
and men were lifted up, and all fell among the wreck be
low, alongside of Nodine. They were only bruised.
Even at the place of death and mournln*, robbers
prowled aronnd a* they did at Norwalk. Before the
gktea Were guarded they had stolen nearly Ave hundred
dollars worth of the property o( the flr?. WlW* VU
I '
WM hwiuid, a man was pat to watch the gate, and a
lain f turned 1mm is the yard, which mm drovo the
hardened criminal* away.
At half-peat seven o'clock P. M, the place waa deeert
ed, and each o t the unfortunate dead waa measured is
hia own? now lonely homestead. .
One of the moat melancholy ace pea attended the re
moval of Daniel 8. Camp. Mr. Camp waa a oarponter, and
had charge of a planing machine. Ha had occasion to go
Into the yard, and while that* the exploeioa took plaoe.
Had he been at the machine he would have austained but
alight Injury : bnt aa it waa he waa M injured that he
died, when taken oat of the ruina he waa eenalhle of
the brevity of hia 1 ife, and aaid, " Oh, take me home to
my dear wife and little oneal" Borne of hia fellow work
men took him home on a Utter. While on hia way there
he waa perfectly conacioua, and sMmed to note each well
known apot, and with great eagemaaa would My : ?
" There, wo are ao much nearer ; oh, make
haute before I die I" and such like expressions.
They got him home, and hia mother waa sent for. She
came tn time to mo him and give him her bleaaing. He
died in leaa than an hour, surrounded by hia weeping
familr. Scarcely had hia apirit departed era the aame
mother wu Mnt for by the wife of her eon Samuel H.
Camp, wboae dead huiband had just been brought home.
The poor woman reeled under this new blow, and it la
feared her reason ia impaired.
John Creedin and the brother* Mountin, were buried
on Friday.
Engineer McCune waa buried yesterday; also Daniel S.
and Samuel H. Camp.
Andrew J. Crane will be interred to-day (8unday.)
During the evening of Friday handbills were extensively
circulated through the city, calling on the people to at
I tend a public meeting in the City Hall, in order to deriae
; means for the relief of the widows and orphans. At half
past seven o'clock a large number of the citizens of Hart
ford asaembled.
The following is a minute of the proceedings : ? At a
j meeting held at the City Hall in Hartford, on Friday even
I ing. to take meaaures for the relief of the widowa and
children left destitute by the late accident at Fayle ft
| Gray's works, Cheater Adams waa appointed Chairman,
and J. W. Beach, Secretary. It waa
Voted, That a committee of flvo be appointed by the
chair to present to this meeting the mimes of proper per
sons to be a committee to solicit subscriptions.
Horace Jobnaon, Jas. B. Shultas, J. Dean Alden, J. P.
Foster and Norman Burr were appointed.
The Committee reported the following names, which
were accepted : ? James B. Shultas, Oliver D. Seymour,
Olcott Allen, Mason Gross, Charles T. Webster, Thomas
T. Fisher, Samuel Woodruff, James H. Ashmeaa, J. Wat
son Beach, John Burt, N. Seymour Webb, George W.
Corning, George W. Root, D. W. Brlgham, J. W. Bull, ,
Julius Catlin, Lemuel Humphrey, Westell Russell, S. P. ;
Kendall, Gideon Wells, William T. Lee, I)enison Morgan,
Allyn S. Stillman, Miles A. Tuttle, Charles Weeks, Ezra
Clark, Jr., John G. Mix, Chester Adams, John L. Bos well, !
A. E. Burr. I
Voted, That this committee have power to All vacan
cies, also to appoint a committee to distribute the f unds.
tvery member of the committee above appointed was
requested to meet at the Sheriff's office on Saturday
morning at nine o'clock.
J. W. Beach, Secretary.
Hajmtord, March 4, 1854.
The Coroner's Jury held two sessions to-day to inquire
into the cause of the explosion at the car factory.
Twelve witnesses were examined. One of them, E M.
Reed, a very competent engineer, and now Superinten
dent of MotiveTower on the Hartford and New Haven
Railroad, testified that he had examined the boiler since
the explosion, and found that the tops of the flues had
been subjected to a red heat; the lowest gauge cock was
six inches above the flues, and, consequently, there must
have been a great lack of water, and, in his opinion,
steam generated faster than it could be carried off, which
caused the accident; the boiler was good and well made,
and of very good material; he had tested the iron.
The foreman of the establishment where the boiler was
made also testified to the fact of the water having been
below the flues.
The Jury adjourned till Monday afternoon.
An immense throng of citizens attended the funeral of
the two brothers Camp, at the South Congregational
Church to-day. The services were very Impressive.
Theatres and Exhibitions.
Bowery Theatre^-" Uncle Tom's Cabin" is to
be played only one week longer, when Mrs. Ham
blin is to appear. As this is the last opportunity,
there will probably be a rush. The drama is up far
Broadway Theatre. ? "A Midsummer Night's
Dream " will be continued for one week longer,
Mr. Forrest's engagement having been postponed.
The spectacle is to be given on Monday, and every
night this week.
Burton '8 Theatre. ? " A Midsummer Night's
Dream" is up for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday of
his week. A new drama, "The Lancers," which
had a great run in London, will be produced on
Wednesday, with new scenery, dresses, and music.
" The Lancers " has never yet been played in Ame
National Theatre. ? On Monday afternoon the
moral drama, "The Six Degrees of Crime," is to
be produced, with a fine cast, including Mr. and
Mrs. Prior in the principal parts. In the evening
" Uncle Tomfe Cabin," for the two hundred ana
forty-fourth time.
Wallace's Theatre.? Congreve's brilliant co
medy, "Love for Love," is to be played on Monday,
with the farce, "Kill or Cure." Both pieces have
drawn very full audiences.
Barntm's Museum. ? On Monday afternoon the
"Six Degrees of Crime" is to be produced, and in
the evening the new local piece, "The Old Brew
ery," is the attraction. Mr. Clark, Miss Mestayer,
and other favorites appear in both pieces.
Broadway Menagerie. ? This establishment, No.
337 Broadway, is still well patronised. The " Fat
Lady" and the "Lilliputian King" will remain
during this week.
Brooklyn Institute. ? Signor Blitz will give his
mirthful and magical evenings at this place for this
week only. Our Brooklyn friends know him favor
ably already, and his success is certain.
The Christy's Minstrels announce several no
velties for this week. Read their progamme for
Monday evening, and remember the place ? 472
Wood's Minstrkls.? The new burlesqe, "Lend
Her der Sham Money," has been so successful that
it will be played one week more. It is announced
for Monday evening, with plenty more good things.
BrcrtfY's Minstrels have been entertaining
large audience* at the Chinese Ilall, with their bur
lesque of the "Bohemian Girl." It is to be given
on Monday, and no lover of fun, joined with good
music, should fail to see it.
The Metropolitan Theatre? First Appear
ance of Madame Anna Thillon The Metropol
itan, as a matter of course, was more densely crowd
ed last evening than ever before. Not only were the
seats all taken, but a great many were obliged to
stand in different parts of the house, all eager and
impatient to hear the first notes in California of the
world-renowned contatrice, Anna Thillon. Expec
tation was on tiptoe, and long before the curtain
rose the home was packed with ladies and gentle
men who had heard the famous songstress in other
lands, or of others equally impatient, who had heard
much of the rich and silvery tones of the famous
BongstreFS. The performances chosen for the
opening night were the opera of the " Crown
Diamonds." It is not our purpose at this time to
enter into a discussion of the peculiar character
istics of Madame Thillon's singing, but rather to no
tice her reception. We will endeavor on some other
day to give our impressions on this latter head. To
say that her reception was cordial would be tame ?
it was enthusiastic. When her voice was first heard,
und she come bounding on to the stage, the ap
plause was loud and long, and from first to last,
whenever the music would possibly tolerate inter
ruption, it broke out almost Boisterously. Whatever
extravagant notions she may have formed of the
welcome she was to receive, judging from that of
others who had preceded her, she must have been
more than satisfied. During the whole of her brief
engagement here she can nardly fail of drawing
equally good houses as that of last evening. Our
i)eople are liberal to encourage art, and an occasion
like the present is one of rare occurrence, and it
will be long again before notes like hers can again
be listened to. We would gladly allude to the
others by whom she was supported, especially to
Mr. Hudson, Mr. Leach, and Miss Gould, who most
materially contributed to render the performances
acceptable. Bat this, too, we must defer to another
The Season*. ? Haydn's grand oratorio of the
"Seasons" will be sung to-nignt at the Musical Hall,
for the benefit of the Catholic Orphan Asylum. We
understand that Mr. Meagher will be present. Those
who wish to hear some good music, and at the same
time assist the ophan.will not forget to attend. ?
Alt a California, Jan. 17.
Accident.? Three painters, at work upon a stag
ing at the American theatre yesterday afternoon, ?
engaged in painting the dome, were considerably ]
injured by the falling of the staging. They were ,
engaged in painting at the time at the proscenium,
ana fell about twenty fret. All were French. Mr.
Albert was one, and another was Mr. Pron, a decora
tive artist of talent, seldom excelled by persona in
his branch of the profession for bold, accnrate and
graceful drawing, clear and harmonious color, and
forcible light ana shade. None of the party had any
bones broken, and all will probably be well in a
couple of weeks. Mr. Jones, with commendable
liberality, directed them to be provided with the
best medical attendence at his charge. ? Alia, 20th.
WiH DMHet Com*.
Before Hon. Justice Green.
MaBCB 4 ? J W. Lawttm amind J. H. Ptitrt ? This
was an aetion for services rendered by plaintiff, a* a law
yer, in obtaining a relee? of Judgment. Plaintiff elaimed
|M. The Court gave judgment against the defendant
Nv 9Ht
8atot?av, Hank 4-4 P. M.
Asa* were inactive at yeetorday's prioee. Theatook
is the inspection WNboun was oonflnad to MO bbia. of
all kinds.
BasADnrm ? -Flour varied llttla. The day'a move
ments conatated of 8,400 bbla. : aonr, a* $7 1?H ? tT 87 K;
superfine No. 2, at 97 87X a 97 MX; ordinary to choioe
State, at 97 81X a $8 19X: nixed to Uney Wtotaaa,
at 07 87 K * MUX; other grade* at proportionate
K. fVn^t?n VM unaltered. Southern favored
?. The day'a transactions reached 1.800 bbla., at
$7" 87 k a 88 26 for mixed toatraight; M SIX a 18 M
for favorite; and MM a M 50 for fancy, per bbl. _ Ex
tra Richmond city ni worth 810 M per bbl. The stock
of all kinds of wheat floor comprised about 128,000 bus.
Fine rye flour was in demand at M M, and held at M 75.
About 1M bbla. Jersey corn meal brought M Wheat was
more inquired for. The day'a operations embraced
8,000 bushels red Southern at 91 82; and 1,000 do. white
Long Island at 81 M. Bye and oats were unchanged.
Corn was rather cheaper. The day's business comprised
28,000 bushels, closing at 84c. a 86c. for damp Jersey;
86c. a 87c. for mixed; 86c. a 88c. for yellow; and 88o. a
91c. for white, per bushel.
Coftron. ? The day's sale* amounted to 2,711 bales, as
follows: ? For export, 1,014 ; home use, 266; and on
{ g peculation, 542. Market firm.
; Com*? The day's sales included small lots Laguayra
' ?tl2Xc-i Jamaica at 11 X?-! 820 bags Rio at lie. allXo-;
and 60 St. Domingo at 0%c. per lb.
Fish were more sought after, at M 60 a M 62X for dry
cod per cwt. ; 816 a 16 26 for No. 1 mackerel; M 76 a
M 87 X for pickled herring, per bbL Smoked herring, in
boxes, were unchanged.
Frbohtb. ? Rates to Liverpool were steady, with en
gagements of about 200 or 800 bales of cotton at 7-16d. to
ll-16d.: 2,200 bbls. flour were engaged at 4s., and 900
bbla. lard at 46s. per ton. Grain was at 16d., in bulk; 900
boxes bacon and 200 bbls. lard at 50s. per ton, per steamer
Andes; and 150 bbls. lard, per Collins' steamer, at 60s.
To London, 1,600 bbls. rosin were engaged at 6s. To Ha
vre, 200 a 800 bbls. flour were engaged at 96c., while
wheat was at 24c. There was no change in rates to Cali
fornia, which were dull at 60c. a 66c. per foot measure
Farm. ? The day's transactions embraced 600 boxes wet
dried bunch raisins at 82 00; 200 dry do. at 92 16; 200
half boxes wet dried do. at 91 46; a few hundred bushels
peanuts at 91 12}?; and some Southern peeled peaches
at 9c.
Hat. ? There were 1,000 bushels river disposed of at
86c. a 00c. for shipment, and 90c. a 97 X?- for local use,
per 100 lbs.
Ikon. ? Scotch pig was in fair demand and firm, at 989 a
940, six months, per ton.
Liaa was scarce, and quoted at 91 26 for common Rock
land, and 91 62X for lump do., per bbl.
Molakw.? Some 800 bbls. New Orleans were sold at
2f\c. ]>er gallon.
Naval Stork. ? Crude turpec 'lne ruled quiet at M 60 a
96 76 per 280 lbs. Spirits do. retailed at 60c. a 70c. per
gallon. Sales transpired of 600 bbls. common rosin at
91 87 X; 200 white do. at M 62 X * 94; and some tar
at >8.
Out). ? Nothing new occurred in whale or sperm. Bales
were made of 8,000 gallons Western red st 60c. ; and 7,600
gallons linseed at 76c. and 78c. a 79c. for large and amall
reels, per gallon. The last aale of palm was made at
. per lb.
Pbovbiokb.? Pork varied little. The day'a sales reach
ed 480 bbls. new at 916 87 X ? 916 for mesa, and 918
87X * 818 60 for prime, per bbl. . There have been 286
packages pickled shoulders and hams disposed of at for
mer quotations. The day's transactions in lard add up
800 bbls.. at 9Xc. al0.S,e-, and 300 kegs at 11c. per lb.
Beef was pretty brisk and steady: the day'a business in
cluded 460 bbls, at unchanged figures. Batter and
cheese remained about the same.
Salt.? We heard of no further movements In Weat
India. A limited buainess was transacted in Liverpool
at 91 20 for ground, and 91 46 a 91 66 for fine, per
Riot. ? There have been 800 tierces taken, at 94 26 a 94
62X per 100 lbs.
Sficbb were in limited stock and improved request, at
6Xc. a 6c. for rase ginger ; 10Xc. a 11c. for Sumatra
pepper; 14Xc. for Jamaica pimento ; 17Xo- for aloes ;
44)?c. a 46c. for casaia, in mata ; 91 05 for mace; and 91
17 ? a 91 20 for No. 1 nutmegs, per lb.
Sugars. ? The day's transactions embraced 600 hhds.
New Orleans, at 4c. a 4Xc. ; and 400 Porto Rico, at 6X<s->
per lb.
Tallow was dull and heavy to-day, at 12c. per lb.
Wbaixbokk.? Polar was Inactive, at 89c. per lb.
WnisxzT. ? Some 900 bbls. prison changed hands at 28c.
a 28Xe. per gallon.
Wins.? About 60 quarter casks port found buyers, at
87 Xc. per gallon.
Later from Honduras.
Our dates from Belize are to the 18th of February.
The New Assembly dosed its proceedings on the
11th ultimo.
When the steamer left Belize for Jamaica there
had been no cases of cholera for two days. The of
ficial returns of deaths by cholera since January,
have been 230, about 176 of which occurred in Belize.
Reports have arrived in Jamaica, by coasters, that
Isabel and San Thomas were also Buffering from the
epidemic ; only one death had occurred among the
European population ? Don Domingo Martinez, who
died after a short illness of a few hours.
The steamer brought three passengers and a detach
ment of artillery from Belize to Kingston.
Cargo : bales Sarsaparilla, 60 ; cochineal, 200 Bo
rons ; indigo, 245 eeroons, and 961,760 on freight.
Common Pleas Gweral Term.
Decisions by Judges Ingraham and Daly.
March 4. ? Baltut M. Seagee vt. Saul D. Bwrtank?
Judgment affirmed.
Simeon Rotenbaum vt. Harman H. Ounter Judgment
affirmed, with costs.
Ihemat Cvtadc vt. 1%eodore E. Timlinton Judgment
reversed, with costa.
Darlington rf Jack ton vt. John H. McCunn. ? Judgment
reduced to 927 14, and affirmed for that amount, without
Janet 1 falton and other t vt. Jamet Martin.? Order at
apecial term affirmed.
Anion Stern vt. Abraham Druter. ? Judgment reversed,
provided the plaintiff will waive the coata of the appeal ;
otherwise affirmed, with coata.
Alexander Franco/it vt. Joteph Ockt. ? Judgment affirmed,
with costs.
(Hit J. Petertvt. Richard J. Stater.? Judgment affirmed,
with coats.
Michael Matty vt. Thomat Larkin. ? Judgment afflrmed,
with oosts.
John Kerr vt. Bernard Rice and Peter Rice. ? Judgment
reversed, with costs.
ltrence McCahWvt. William Kipp Judgment afflrmed,
with costa.
Eugene Keteltat vt. Thomat Murphy ? Judgment af
flrmed, with costs.
John II. Dvpont vt. J. Faylon Judgment affirmed,
with costs.
Movement* off Ocean Steamer*.
Nashville Havre New York Feb 15
Alp* Liverpool Boston Feb 18
Atlantic Liverpool New York..,. ..Feb 22
Asia Liverpool Hal'x, Bos&KY.Feb 25
W* sh i ngton Southampton. .New York Mar 1
City of Glasgow. ...Liverpool Philadelphia. . . .Mar 1
Ohio New York Aspinwall Mar 0
Curlew New York Borm. AStThos.Mar 7
Europe New York Liverpool Mar 8
Black Warrior New York Hav. k Mobile. . Mar 9
Andes Boston Liverpool Mar 15
Atlantic New York Liverpool Mar 18
North Star New York Aspinwall April 6
Mr kif?9 6 29 I moon 8KTB morn.
ecjf skip 5 56 I high watbr 00 89
Port of New York, March 4, 1854.
Steamship Northern Light, Charebill, San Juan, Nlo, C
Morgan. _ _
Steamship Charles Morgan (new), Forbes, New Orleans,
Charles Morgan.
Steamship Florida, Woodhull, Savannah, S L Mitohill.
Steamship Marion, Foster, Charleston, Spofford, Tileston
A Co.
Steamship Jamestown, Cevendy, Norfolk, Ac, Lndlam A
Ship Jacob A Westervelt, Hoodless, Liverpool, Taylor A
Ship Isaac Webb, Furber, Liverpool, C H Marshall A Co.
Ship Southampton, Austin, Liverpool, Jos O. Ward.
Sliip Sarah (Br), Smith, Glasgow, E A S Innes A Co.
Ship Deuttchlnnd (Ham), Haak, Hamburg, X Boch A Kan
Ship Catharine, Andrews, Charleston, Thos Werdle.
Hark Averon, Pendleton, Marseilles, J B Sardy A Co;
llark Hahnemann, Wiatt, Salinas Bay, Blow A March.
Hark Lucerne, Jordan. Nenvitas, J B Sardy A Co.
Bark Vickerv, lira nil, Neuvitas Vtnasta A Btulain.
Brig Koloa, Rnml all, Manianillo, Maitiand. Phelps A Co.
llrig Edwin, Morton, Cardenas, Story A Stevens.
Brig E Remington, Sawyer, St Marks, Ae, Brodie A
Schr KJygflsher, Hooper, Port an Prlnee, Hateh A Love
5ctir Mary D Hayman, Hayman, Wilmington, Brow* A
Schr Southerner, Bnrr, Wilmington, I>C Murray.
Schr Josephine, Kingsland, Baltimore, Johnson A Low den.
Schr Joseph Crandle, Cromwell, Mobile, Van Brunt A
Schr J R Mather. Nickerson, Philadelphia, J W M'Kee.
Schr ttjrny Crocker, Crane, Philadelphia, J W M'Kee.
Schr Jfilper, Sears, Philadelphia, Jas Hand.
Schr New \ ork, Ooodsell, Boston, Dayton A Sprague.
Scbr Louisa, Crowell, Boston, 8 W Lewi*.
Sohr Rofc in Bloom, Kennan, Bridgeport, J H Haven*.
Sloop Tachion. Blyaenhurg, Providence, master.
Sloop Wm H Bowen, Hallock, Provldenoe, master.
Sloop James Lawrence, M 'Kenny, Norwich, master.
Steamer Parker Vein, Turner, Baltimore, Parker Vein
8 Steamer Brie&f^rilMn, Philadelphia, JAN Brlggs.
Steamship Andes (Br), Moodie, Liverpool, and 48 hoars
from Boston,, with mdse, to E Canard. Was detained out
side Sandy Hook 12 hours hy fog.
Steamship Glasgow (Br), Craig, Glasgow, Jan IS, with
mdse and 147 passengers, to John M'Symon. The G err off
the lightship this morning at t AM, and was detained out
side 1 y the fog.
Steamship Empire City, Windle, Aspinwall, Feb 22, at 11
PM, and Kingston. Ja, 26th, at 11 AM, with gold dust and
passengers, to M O Ronerts. Feh 27, at I AM, lat 21, Ion 74
10. passed steamship North Star, hence for Aspinwall, and
at if AM, passed a steamer hall down to eastward; March 1,
10 PM, parsed a vessel showing a light, apparently lying to; a
short distance from her, passed the wreck of a vessel about
21)0 ton* burthen , bottom np.
Steamship Sontherner, Ewan, Charleston, OA hour*, with
mdsc and psssenger*, to Spolferd, Tileston A Co. Maneh 2,
8 PM. exchanged signals with steamship State of Georgia,
15 miles SK of Cape Batten*, from Philadelphia for Savan
nah I
Bark Little Llssie (of Boston), Gitpatrick, An* Cay**,
days, with coffee and logwood, to master. Feh 37. off Het
teras, passed the wreck of a fore and aft tchr, waterlogged,
and a! andoned: same time passed a aumber of hbls of (?ap
posed) naval itote*. The L L experienced heavy weather.
I Brig Fashion (Br). Fader, St Bart*, IS day*, with old Iron,
! to R B Kldridge. Feb 27, lat Ion 71 40, ?p?k * br U Raln_
bow. of and for Boothhay from Havana; 8d Inst, at night, off
Sandy Hook, cam* In contact with *ebr O L Baylee, fre*a
Frederick*! erg for New To?k, and carried away out ?**?*
head and *teve hew*. _ __
Schr Lucy (of Sedgwieh), Sato*, St Jehas. ?F, 10 day*.
nxi rcssrrasse. rr'TT
(MmmJIMimAi. Yoaterdaw, iliki BiUuli, paw
ed ate hUa of *2, aad flaked *9 ?U ?ite paUa.
Mr Arctic, MemltonEicbmonj. I |m
gehr Ttaia Dfew, Belcher yiigtaiaTa toy*.
?ehr Hoary WUeoa, Wileoa, Yirciaia.
Bate Prancia Dam, Smith. Rlofcmead.t day*.
g*fc? Bapheaala. BldjMge, Fertiantt, 1HM days.
. *2^r, w? A SlUa (ae w), Joaee MortkfWt, LI. (a baUart,
J?. Mo't 4 Co. The Willi aboat ISO tons regie
t?' .it V ^"f1 p HarWor /mm Smith. Broekhawm,
*LSSV! <?Umded for Ua Souther* tn4a
W^sU^/a.'^**' 8|4"' *?* *?? Orlaaaa, M 4*7*. to
Bark , of Bottom.
Steamship Baltic, Liverpool (anchored at
whence (hi sailed at 4 PM.aad ?ftar>?Uedl2^$r2l aL
lower bay aacborod at th* Alf Bolt); SorVhtruJAthT aT?
Jaaa, Nfe; Chaa Morgaa (aow). New Orteaas; nSgJv *?
vessels; Marion, Cbarlestoa: Jameotowa, WorfouT Za>
Steamer Delaware. Philadelphia. _ ^
Wind during the day light from Si, with fog.
814 3d, ship Irie, Apalachlcola.
[By Sawdt Hook Pirnwe Tauaaara.]
Tux Hiohlahdo, March 4? Suadowa.
Ship* Mlddleaex aad Itaac AUertoa an at anchor ea th*
bar, bound la.
Steamship Baltic, boaoo for Liverpool, ia at aaohor at th*
8 W Spit. ?
The aow ateamahip Cbarlee Morgaa, heaee foe New Or
leans, paeeed tba Hook at 4 46 PM.
WiaoSB, ana light. Weather baay.
The Sonnd iteamer* Massachasette, State of Malat, Ami
Knickerbocker, did aot arrive ia the city till twelve o'clock
? yeitcrday noon, ia conaeqaoaoe of the fog oa the So aad.
I Ship Nebraoka, lying at pier 86 North river, 514 toaa, built
ia Newburyport ia lo4S , dm been told for aboat $13,000,
I each.
I Th* Baagor Whig aaya Moht* Cooper, of that oity, have
j contracted to build three fhlpe the oomiag eeaaoa. They
have aow on the stocks at their yard ia Brewer a chip et
1 aboat 1800 toai.
Sohr M Bewail, of Baagor, from Portland for Saata Cra*
(or St Croix), recently reported missing, la laid to have air
oat with lo*i of deck load. The report 1* stated aot to hava
cone from the proper quarter.
The new light boat to be stationed Bear the Fryiag Paa
Shoala. arr at Wilmington. NC, 1st inat. She ia a aubetaa
tial vessel of probably 240 tons, waa ballt at Baltimore, aad
eo far aa eoaatraetioa, eqalpmeat, 4o, are eoaoeraed, ap
peared well adapted for the parpoaea 1a view.
Mr Edward M Robinson, of New Bedford, has ooatraoted
with Beaben Fish. of Fairhavea. for the building of a clipper
ahip of 1000 tona, to be employed ia the merchant aerviee.
Bark Biehmoad, 180 tona, of New Bedford, ha* been par -
ohaaed by Moaara L Kollock & Son, of that city, apd will ha
continued in the whaling buaineaa, under oonuaaad of Caft
Manchcstcr, late of the Charles.
Shi* Jabez Snow, at Philadelphia from Liverpool. oa ??*
Jan, in lat 47 IS. Ion 22 43, ithile lytag to nnder cloee reefed
topsails ia a gala from Nw, loit main topsail. foretopmaet,
and main spencer; 24th, in a gale from WNW, under oloae
reefed topeaili, (hipped a heavy *ea whioh stove eabia doer,
?kylight, quarter boat, mala bateh hoax; carried away
maintopeail, and nearly filled the oabla with water; lUh
lat 49 04, Ibn 25 25, while lying to nnder bare polei, ia *
heavy gale from the weetward, oarrled away maia and raises
topmasts, with everything attached. Feb 3, lat 45, Ion St
58, one of the crew named Geo Harris, a native of Newbary
port, aged nineteen year*, fell overboard and wa? drowned.
Babe N W Bbidoe, of and for Portland from Matansaa,
before reported aehore near Kenndtmnk Point, it in better
condition than waa ezpeoted when abandoned. The veaee!
baa been atripped, and everything moveable ha* been landed
on the abore. The ooiTee and ngar ha* aboat all beea loat,
bat if the weather eontinne* favorable quite a portion of the
molasses ia the hold will be aaved ia a damaged atate. TU
deck load of 90 hhd* waa eatirely loat. The bark ia three
fourths dry at low water, and ia bat little damaged oa the
larboard aide. Aboat tea feet of the keel ia gone, and con
siderable damage i* supposed to be oa the ctarboard aide.
Which cannot be aeen.
Btn Robmt M Chabltoh, from Savannah, In going inte
Havana Stb nit, went aabore, bat waa got off after throwing
over part of deck load.
Sobb Bboktm ha* beea got off chore at Lew**, Bel, aad
repaired by Mr Walker, who i* roahipping her cargo, aad
ahe will leave for deatinatioa ia a day or two. Mr Wis alao
preparing to haal off schrs Cornelia, Minerva, aad J Vail,
and empty oa*ka are being placed ia the Baebel Jane, pre
paratory to hanling her off.
8ohb Wandering Jew, driven aahore ia the Savan
nah river during the SB gale of the 25th aad 36th, waa got
afloat much hogged.
Bomb Mabt Jane, Aald, of aad from Bath for Philadel
phia, pat into New Bedford 3d inat, leaking between 300 aad
400 atrokea per hoar, having been ont by the ioe ia Konaebee
river; would go on the railway for repair*.
Sobb Willow, whioh wa* tank at Baaa Hole, Yarmouth,
in the gale of Deo 29, remained ao at laat acoounta. ? imaJt
Teasel wa* engaged taking ont her cargo.
Notice to Mariner*.
The following i* published ia the Jamaica Colonial Stan
dard of the 25th ult: ?
H M Ship Imaam, Port Royal, |
February 23, 1864. J
Sir? I am commanded by Commodore Thomas Henderson
to Inform you that he ha* cau*ed a new buoy (blaok), to he
plaoed on the Sonthweat Pelioan Spot, la the abienoe of the
pile, agreeably to your lolieitation, and that you will be
pleated to acquaint the pilot*1 of thi* port forthwith, for the
benefit of the mercantile (hipping. I am, *tr. 4c, do.
GEO S dlBBlN, Maater.
To Capt Cooper, RN, Harbor Matter, Kiagttoa.
Spoeek ? Jan 11, lat 23 30 S, Ion 42 20 W, Tyleatoa, floe,
from Nantucket for Pacific Ocean, clean, all well.
Ship Currituck, hence for Antwerp, Feb 2, lat 45 89, lea
Shin Genoa (of Bath), Kelley, hence for Valparaito. Jen
27, lat 12 40 S, Ion 32 M W.
Bark F A Perley, 3 day* froifc Portland far Havana, Mar
1, lat 40, Ion 69 30.
Brig Grampus, from New Orleant for Trieite, Fab 17, la*
?6 49, Ion 97 41.
Sohr Citlieu (of Camden), from Norfolk for West ladles,
Feb 20, lat 30 54 N, Ion 69 25 W.
Foreign Porta* -
Ave Caves? la port abt Feb 11, bark Geo D 8 m sate.
Warren, for NTork five day*.
CiEHruceoe? In port Feb 18, brig Xlisa Barge**, Oorhaa.
for Boston 21st.
Cabdehas? Arr Feb 17, brig* Telos, Foisett, aad M areas.
Pierce, Providence; S T Hind*, Cos, Bostoa; J oh a Hatha
way. Smith, Wilmington, NC. Sid abt 17th, brigs Hear*
Leeds, LittlVjohn, Boston; about 19th, aehr Marola, Davis,
Gvatama? la port prev to Feb. 17, bark Merer Ellen,
Stover, from aad for NHavea aboat 17th ; other* a* before.
Havana? In port Feb B, brig* Lvdia Stover. Shepherd,
for Cardenas to load molasse* for Portland, taken upJlae
at S3 75 per bhd: Lima, Simmon*, for Cardenaa and NTork
about ready; and othera as reported 20th. Cld 18th, brie
Caselle, Braaier, Cardenaa to load for Cork; 21st, bark Rob
ert Pennell, Adam*, do to load 400 hhda molaase* for N Bed
ford. get* 93 50. Sid 18th a 19th, bark Gambia, Racklek
for Matanaaa to- load 800 hhds molasses for Boston, at ttm
per hhd; brig Onward, Tibbeta, Matania* to load for Bostoa,
(before reported for Cardenaa aad NTork.)
Matahbas? In port Feb 20, bark D Nickels, Swett, for
Boaton Ids molaaaea, get* $3 80 per hhd; brig* Caroline ?
Kellev, Colcord, for do do, getaSJ per bos sugar und 18 1C
per bhd for deck load molaaaea, delivered alongside; Martha
Waahingtoa, Anderaon, to load for Boaton; Sylvia, Berry,
and 8haokford, Pettengiil, disg; Niohols, for Baltimore (no*
Portland.) gets 83 80 per hbd molaaaea; John Steven*, Petera,
to load for Portland, (one account aaye for Borioa,) gets
83 87H per hhd molaaaea, and othera aa before.
M AHZAifiLLO? Feb 11, no Am vessel in port.
Omoa, NG? In port Jan 25, sohr Geo Steers, Lewis, heaee
13 days 20 hours (arr 20th).
Santa Cb hz, (Cuba)? -la port Feb 13, brig L W Maxwell,
Burt, for Boston 17th.
8 a i* Jvak (Cuba)? In port Feb 18, brig Sarah, Gibb*, for
Boston 19th.
Cabahata* (near Sarua) ? In port abt Feb 18, brig Judge
Hathaway, Leland, for Boston (not NYo#k) ldg.
St Bakts? In port abt Feb. 19, brig Adcle, Lewi*, of aad
from Philadelphia for Porto Rioo, to load for NTork.
St Dominoo City? In port Feb 8, schr Blisabeth Area
larins, (of Rockland,) Marston, captain sick; and other* un
St Thomas? In port prevlou* to Jan 31, (back date.) *ehr
E S Penny, Blackfngton, for Maracalbo, to load for Nrork.
8t J ago? In port Feb 11, bark Formoaa, Ryder, to load
for Trieate; brig Clark Wlnsor, Percival, from and for
N York, arT abt 10th; achrs Onativia, Simontoa, from and
for do; M M Freeman, Glover, unc.
Tavxtuo, NG? Feb 10, no Am veasel in port.
Home Ports.
ALEXANDRIA? Arr March 2, sobr Sea Witeh, Bridge
port ; propeller M Hoffman, NYork.
BOSTON? Arr March 8 ship Juliet (of NYork), Moultoa.
Panang Oct 25; Josephine, Jameson, NOrleana; bark* Aotive,
Wheeler, Para Jan 22; Evelyn, Iliohborn, Matanaaa 13th
Fab; Thorndike, NOrleana; Ilebron, Kilby, Apalaahieola;
Ella, Taylor, Baltimore; briga Sylph, Clifford, ditto; brig.
A Hay ford, Thomas, Buenos Arres Deo 28 ; Genoa (or
Bath). Kclhr, from NYork ; Helen Jane, Niekerson,
Truiillo Feb 10; Neptune. Jordan. Cienfuegos 7th Feb;
Goo F Williams, Smvyer, Mnnsanilla Jan 28, via Holmes's
Hole; Benj Carver, Carver, Matanaaa 15th Feb, via Homes1*
Hole; Hayward P Cnshing, Lanoaster, Matania* 17th Feb;
Rolerion, Crowell, Galveston; Saginaw, Parker, Jaekeoa
ville 14th Feb; Guatavua, Gallacar, Charleston, 10th Feb|
Rebecca and Frances, Bodllsh, Baltimore; aehra J R Jewett,
Lewis, Aux ('ayes 7th Feb, via Holmea'a Hole; Sarah Fran
ce*, Perry, St Domingo City Mb Feb; Union, Paraone, Jack
sonville; W H Mitchell, Eaton, ditto; Yankee Blade, Sweat
scr, Wilmington, NC; Village Unm, Case, Georgetown, DC;
Cerito, Crowell, Richmond; Elisabeth Ana, Cavender,
Hampton, Va; T O Thompson, Grant, Norfolk; Victor,
Bears* ; G L, Parker, and Daniel Sturgia, Norria, Nrork. Te
legraphed ? ShipOrissa, from Calcutta (at anohor in Nan
taaket Roadi). Cld ship Panther (new olipper, 1 , 2U0 tone).
Weeks, NOrleana; barka Nautilus, Lincoln, Malaga; Matins,
Ross, Havana; John Carver, Niohols, Matanaaa; briga Brie.
Gott, Remedioi; L R Palmer, Park, Havana. Mary PerkiM,
Nlckerson, Philadelphia; scbra Abeona, At wood, St
P R; llerald, Evana, Baltimore: Com Kearney, Crowe#,
NYork. Nothing aaiied. In the Roarda, the veaael* blM
EA8TPORT? Asr Feb 24, briga Gen Marion, Joaes, Bal
timore; Rrookline, McGilvery, NYork.
FALL RIVER? Sid March i, .loop Jame* Bennett, Bright
man , NYork.
FRANKFORT? Arr Feb 28, aehr Mary Langdon, NYork.
HOLMES'S HOLE? Arr Mareh 2. bark Grampns, Donnoll.
Fayal. Jan 24, for N Bedford, aid saaat day and probably an
chored In Tarpaulin Cove at night.
JACKSONVILLE? Arr Feb 16, brig* Lilian, Roie, Boat**;
17th, Olanda, Noonan, do; schrs Orion, Pettengiil, do; Mea
tnne, Callaaau, NYork; 20th, brig Australia, Wylle, Wla
easset. Cld 18th, brig Ellen Reed, Chipman, Aaplnwall; *ohc
E II Nash, Wallace, NYork; 20th, briga Maroellne. Norte*,
and Sarah Wooiter, Wooater. Havana; Bragansa, M'lntyre.
Wiscaaset; schr Joseph Jamea, Smith, Philadelphia. Tawed
to sea 24th, from St John'* River, brig Matania*, Trsfethee*
n eat Indlea.
NEW BEDFORD-Arr March 3. schrs Mary Jaaa, AsW.
of and from Bath for Philadelphia, (see dleaatere); Ma?r
Newell, Packard, Sandwich for NYork.
NEW LONDOk-Arr March 1, eloop* Kitty A*nL Jm
Blb(f*; Frederick Brown, Gardner; Oregon. F? wler. Jam ge
and Lanpheer, Providence,- for NYork. Sid aohr Bbla rtts,
Delnoy. Norfolk. . ? ..
OWL'S MEAD? In port Fek 28*K
Stubbs, from Cardenaa 29th nit, for
Hooper, repg; ?chr? Or?g?B, Jw?jr, from wiork for * r*mk~
f' l'LYMODTH? Arr Feb 23, sebr Elfcabeth, Ellin, Baltimore.
Sid 28th, schr Sarah, M ? Dob aid, N V or k .
PROVIDENCE? Arr Mareh 3, bark* Aah Fi*a, Wells.
Apaleehleola, via Myati<i; George W llall. Carpenter, Mobile;
Fllaht, Calhoun. MoMVe; aehr L* Franklin, Peer. NYork.
Sill t rig Forest, 8tow?M, Dolioy Island, <to load for Wasraajk
acbr Gnlnair, Crowoll, Philadelphia; eloop Thoaaa* Hall,
Mall. NYork.
PORTLAND? An Mareh 2^ Br brig Brlak, Mavague*. PB,
11th ult; scbra Chaalea Uannnm, Smith, Norfolk; Willi***.
Saowmnn. (ieorgetown.
RICHMOND? <Arr March 2, steamahip Roanoke, Skinner*
NYork; aehr (iallego, SraAh, do. Sid aehr* Jenaa Sparta..
Aipmark, and Jas T Bovd, Matthews, do.
ROCK PORT ? Sid F?t) 2A. sebra Maine Law, Packard, Hi
Barah MstiUa, Cheney, Charleston; Z7tb, Welcome Betam,
Hart. Norfolk.
ROCKLAND? Arr Feb 94, sohrs Justlaa, NYork, via Fe**
land ; Harriet, Boston; *.th, Melhonrae, NYork via Part
land; Ray State, aad lieagal. NYork for Frankfort; std W*h,
aehre. J L Snow, President aad Joe Farwell, NTork; /ska
Belt. Richmond.
WARRRt<~- ArT Mareh 1 *ehr Meeea, Ward,

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