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v Arrett of the Murderer by Officer
' Jonei of the Independent Police
Scarcely hat the excitement subsided
in relation to (be mysterious assassination
of Harvey Burdell in JJew York, or the
full particulars of the cowardly murder
m oamuet vyhite id Washington county
reached the public ears, until we are cal
led lo "record a traffic and fatal occur
rence In our own city, which will vie in
honor with either of the former, and was
even committed under circumstances far
mote revolting to the human heart
Lieeui ot blood are followig last upon
the heels of each other. Crime is be
coming alarmingly prevalent in our midst,
and we fear is encouraged by the lax ad
mmistraiion of the law.
Let there be no compromise with jus
tice and do not let us suffer ourselves to
. be moved by a feeling of false sympathy
lor tne guilty criminal, and we may pre
diet safely a rapid decrease of such out
rages, on the peace and safety of the com
munity, as have lately appalled the
public car.
Last evening, about six o'clock the no
ted Lliza .brown rushed in to Alderman
Major's office, and informed him that a
man had been shot at a den of infamy
. on union alley, near me lortn stieet road,
Kept by Ann Wilcox, alias Mrs Jones
- On reparing to the spot, the 'Squire
found there wax no particular excitement
in the house, and was referred up stairs,
on asking what had occurred. At the
top of the first landing he found the body
ot muiatn Lampoefl, jn a crouching po:
fitlion, with a bullet hole in the right
temple. He was gasping for breath,
and at every attempt, blood in great quan
tines would flow from the wound. On
asking who bad fired the shot, be was
loid that it was awe Jones, husband of
the woman that kept the house.
Mr. Major then immediately desoatch
ed officei Jones of the independent police,
10 arrest mm, who in the space of an
hour, succeeded in doing so, at Keyser's
Exchange, on Liberty street, and commit
ted him to the cure of Jailor Philips, aud
lie was confined in one of the most se
cure cells. He made no resistance, but
would give no satisfaction as to the cause
of his crime. When searched, no wea
pon was on his person except a knife;
the reAolver he had thrown away.
Campbell never spoke after he was shot,
and lived only an hour. When we con
sider the absence of any provocation,, jt
was the most deliberate, cold blooded and
unprovoked murder that has ever come un
der our notice, and we fervently hope
that Jones will suffer the just penalty.
And tben ihink of the place.
Of a man who has been leading a dis
ipated life, being hurried into eternity,
without a moment's warning, in a house
dedicated to tlio lowest debauchery and
wickedness' But such vile holes are fit
stages for like scenes, for they are the
highway which leads to them. To
witness the callous, indifferent behavior
of the miserable girls, who were inmates
of the house, and who were called on to
testify before the coroner's jury, was real
ly heart sickening, and we could not re
frain from asking ourselves, How is it
possible that women could be so trans
formed, that every finer feeling for which
she is distinguished could become so
deadened ?
James Jones, the murderer, is the hus
band of Ann Wilcox, and has always
borne a bad character; he was once a
clerk at Kier and Jones' warehouse.
.The deceased, Wm. Campbell, was
the husband of Ellen Campbell, a notori
ous woman living next door to Mrs. Jones'
and was a wild reckless man.
At 7 o'clock, coroner Alexander was
summoned, and a jury empanneled, before
whom the testimony was given. After
being examined' Samuel Lynch, Sarah
Williams and another female were com
mitted to jail :
Mary Wilcox, sworn Live in Alle
gheny city : about 10 o'clock on Tues
day morning came to the house of James
Jonesmy son-in-law, who lives back of
the Pennsylvania Avenue, when I came
to the house, Sarah Williams, the cook
was in the kitchen ; she informed ine that
Ann, my daughter, was nearly dead ;
went up stairs and saw Jones, whom I
thought was sober; Ellen Doake lay
very sick in another bed in the room ;
asked James to send for the doctor : he
said he had sent for Dr. Murdoch ;
about 5 o'clock in the evening, Win.
Campbell came to the door and said'-he
wanted to speak to Jim Jones ; Mrs.
Jones told Sarah Williams to let him in;
Jones at the time was standing on the
hearth, in (he room up stairs, where Lis
wife lay sick. Campbell came up stairs
and flood at the door of the room ; he
aid to Jones, I have something interest
ing lo tell you ; saw Jones advance to
wards the doqr, aud stand with his lefi
hand on the jam, and have a pistol in his
right hand ; directly afterwards heard a
pistol fired off; heard no couversa'inii be
tween Jones and Campbell, except as
tbove slated ; I fainted as soon as the
pistol was fired ; when I came to my sen
ses, saw Campbell lying at the head of
the stairs, with one fool on the door sill ;
blood was running from his head ; knew
he was shot; there was no one jn the
room but James Jones, his wife, np& El
len Doake ; think Jones was drunk at the
time he shot Canfpbell ; smelt liquor on
his body ; he was quiet all day ; saw a
pislol in his hand about a minute before
he fired. ;
. Aldernaau Major, jflorl About six
o'clock this evening was at my office ;
Eliza Brown came running in. and said
.man was "hot at the house of Ann
IVilnox Ail ihR utrnet
office in company with officer Jones, and
'hurried tp the house, Jones got abead'of
,me, ant) when I arrived, he and another
xnan were going up stairs ; I beard no
; noise, nor did see any signs of a dietur
; bancs ; met a woman at the door, whom
,1 asked what whs the matter she re
.plied nothing, and from her poolness in
replying I almost thought there was
ijoihing of such a, report some person
uA go up stain; went up, and found
jitympbt'll lying dow'n. all oovered with
'blood, and breatliing very heavily ; I im
' mediately started 'officer Richaid Jones
after tne murderer ; sent for Dr. Pollock,
jrho canio in a short time ; 'when I "ar
rived at the' houed, saw Sarah; Williams,
Mrs. Wilcox, and Jones' wifej who'. was
Jyin in bed tick ; went back to my of
fice, and found that officer Jones had ar
rested the murderer; helped to take him
to jail, and then went, back to the house
and found Campbell was dead.
... Sarah Williams uorn Reside at the
house of Ann Wilcox (Jones) on Foutth
Street Road ; William Campbell came
there about five o'clock this evening ; he
rapped ut the door and asked me to let
him in; I first refused, and he said "he
had something to tell me ; then I let him
in; he asked me where Jim was; I said
up stairs, and he went up, and I heard a
pisioi nren on, l was in the room below;
James Jones came down and went out ;
he did not speak, any; Mr. Campbell
was in the habit of coming there ; was
mere once Delore this day ; I did not see
a pistol with Jones ; heard nothing said
between Campbell snd Jones ; it was not
more than five or six minutes after the
shot was fired, that Jones came down
stairs Samuel Lynch came down stairs
after Jones, and said that CamDbell was
drunk : Lynch was up stairs before Camp
bell came to the hoiiHe ; one day last
week James Jones fired a pistol at some
one in the yard ; don't know who it was
fired at.
Ann Bingham sworn I live next
door to Ann Wilcox (Jones) in the house
ot fclien Uampbell of Umoir Alley, back
of Penna. Avenue ; went. down street
between four aud five o'clock : knew no
thing of it; about ten minutes after seven
o'clock came homo ; saw a crowd around
the door; went in and saw Ellen Camp
bell ; asked her what was the matter, and
she told me that Bill Campbell was shot ;
said Jones had shot him ; saw Campbell
at the house in the forenoon ; in the eve
ning I saw him at the corner of Chatham
street and Fourth Street road ; could not
whether he was drunk or sober:
have seeii Campbell at the house often.
and he appeared to be on good terms with
Ellen Campbell sworn Am the wife
of the deceased; we don't live together;
have riot tor nearly three years ; knew
nothing of this matter until Mr. Major
came, wheq I went in and saw him :
don't know of any difficulty between
Campbell and Jones ; Campbell left my
muse between four and five o clock ;
think he was in liquor; saw Jones after
no uuiiiiiiiueu. me aeea saw turn coin?
out of the alley; he appeared to walk
straignt ; l spoke to him, asked him what
was the matter; he made no answer
when 1 opened the door ; saw Samuel
Lynch ; he motioned for me to shut the
door, and said some person was shot;
saw Lynch come out of the house before
saw Jones; Lynch was the first I saw
coming out of the house; when became
out 1 went up stairs in mv own house:
lioisled the window, and saw Jones come
out ol his house ; he camo to rav door
anu turiieu round and went down an al-
. . . .
oamuei ijyncn, Bwom vvaa connnf
t? 1 T 1 ...
past the house of James Jones : I heard
his wife was sick; went up stairs in the
nouse ot James Jones ; was up stairs a
icw mnmies, wnen i neard some one
come up stairs ; then heard the report of
a pisioi ; turned round antT saw a man
lying down at the head of the stairs ; bad
not been in the house more than twenty
minutes; did not see anv di'sioI : saw
Jones walk to the door ; don't know the
persons who were in tlio room; there
was no other men in the room except
Jim Jones nnd myself; I have been at
the house often ; got acquainted with him
on the river ; don't know who fired the
pistol ; saw the man fall ; Jones wasstan
ing at the door when 1 came down; I
started down as soon as I saw the man
fall ; did not take lime to look at tlic man
that was shot.
Dr. Pollock, sworn Examined the
wound of the deceased ; the ball entered
the flesh upon the right side of the tem
ple, a little above and behind the out
er angle of the eye; then entered the
thinner part of the temporal bone, about
an inch and a half behind and above the
outer angle of the eye ; the opening in
the bone was irregular and nearly three
quarters of an inch in diameter ; from
the entrance of the ball the bone was crack
ed about four and a half inches back ; the
ball after entering the b ine penetrated the
right hemisphere of the brain its entire
length ; after its entrance into the brain,
it penetrated the Meningicel anery, there
by causing a great flow of blood; the
ball was found under the inenibiane of
the brain (ihe ball was here shown to the
jury, and Irom its appearance would run
about 140 or 145 to the pound) ; saw the
man before he died ; was a little after six
o'clock when I arrived at the house ; was
satisfied when I saw the deceased, that
he would die j examined the body and
could find no other wound sufficient to
cause death ; the wound on the head was
sufficient to cause death.
After the above examination, the jury
returned a verdict that Wm. Campbell the
deceased, came to his death by a pistol
bullet, fired at him by Jiimes Jones.
Further Testimony in Relation to
the Murder of Campbell. Examin
ation of the other Witnesses. Ellen
Doak and Harriet Strow, two women
who were in tho home of James Jones, at
tlio time he committed the murder, were
arrested yesterday, and were taken before
Alderman Major, and examined on oath
as to what they knew with regard to
tins tragic affair. From the evidence of
Harriet Strow, it appears that Jon
committed the murder without even ut
teiing a word or syllable as a reason for
so doing. Below we give the result in
Mary Ellen Doake, iis Taylor
sworn ; Have been living with James
and Ann Jones, at their honse in the
rear of Pennsylvania Avenue, near
Union Alley, since last Christmas, with
the exception of a week or two. Was
there veterday ; wns in bed sick ; was
in bed ever since, And all day yesterday;
James Jones was in the house all day
vesterday; Ann Jones, the wife of
James, was in another bed in the . same
room all day ; her bed was opposite the
one in which I was, tbis was in a room
up stairs; James Jones was in the house all
day ; ws in tho same room about 4
o'clock in the afternoon ( he was very
nluch intoxicated; he came into the
room where we were and appeared to be
in- a rery bad humor, aud damned Ann
his wife, for leaving her mother be there;
saw him put pistol in his pocket, and
go down stairs ; I went 'to sleep ant)
heard nothing until the report of the
pistol awakened me.
When I awoke, on hearing the report
of the pistol, Sarah Williams, Airs. Wil
cox, and Ann Jones were in the room ;
saw Jones run down stairs ; a girl na
med Harriet, who slops at the house
went down first; 1 trot out of bed and
went to the head of the stairs and saw
William Campbell sitting there ; did not
know he was hurt, 1 was so much fright
ened ; have not seen Jones since ; saw
him go down stairs; did not see a pistol
with him; saw him with a -pistol a half
hour before this took place : Jones and
William Campbell were together about
dinner time ; heard them laughing and
talking down stairs; knew of no difficul
ty between them never heard of any
haid words passing between them had
seen James Jones with a pistol with
five holes in it ; have seen him draw it
on persons : he has held it up to me once,
that night that he allowed he would kill
two or three of us . this is all I know
about it. Pittsburg Family Journal.
We have received the Washington
Examiner, of April 5th, which contains
the full particulars of the awful murder of
Samuel Hendeison While, together with
the testimony before the Coroner's jury,
and a diagram ot the interior of the bouse
where the deceased was killed, making
over five columns. The jury did not re
turn a verdict until Wednesday noon. It
is as follows :
" That the deceased, Samuel II. While,
came to his death by blows inflicted wiih
an axe in the hands of some person or
persons unknown."
1 he Examiner leans to the opinion
that two persons must have been concer
ned in the robbery and murder, aud also
believe lhat they were not strangers to
White, nor unacquainted with the con
struction of the desk in which he kept
his money. It says :
41 According to the testimony of Mrs
White, adduced before the coroner's in
vestigation, the deceased usually kept his
money in one of the secret drawers of a
desk in the bed room. The door that en
closed these drawers was found to have
been pried off its hinges, and the drawers
bore the marks of having been r imaged.
The lower and larger drawers of his desk
hi which clothing had been kept, had ev
idently been examined by the robbers
and murderers, as their contents were
much disp'aced. There were no marks
of blood on the desk, ;vhich in our opin
ion, goes to show that i.'iere were two
persons engaged in the murder, for no
one could have dealt the blows' without
getting very bloody. One must have
done the robbing while the other accom
plished the kiljing. Wo cannot clear our
mind of the idea that the men were not
strangers to Mr. White nor that tbey
were not acquainted with the construc
tion of the desk in which he kept
his money. Not one nun in a hundred
would have been able to discover the se
cret drawers, unless he had seen them
opened by another person. We do not
believe that we ever could have found
The same paper gives the following
descrption of ihe room in which the tra
gedy was enacted, and the appearance
of the murdered man.
" We entered the sleeping room of the
family, and oh ! what a scene was presen
ted to our view ! We have read of such
sights we have imagined such specta
clesbut never expected to witness the
actuality. On a bed in the north west
corner of the room was the body of the
murdered man. The face and head were
covered with clotted blood ; the pore
w;is dry and hard not a feature of the
face could be deserned. The piilow and
bolster on which lite head rested were
saturated with blood, nnd the sheet con
tained a perfect pool of it, extending from
the neck of the deceased to the middle of
the body. Blood was all around. The
head hoard and the upper posts of the
bed the ceiling above the bed the wall
at the head of the bed the window at
the side of the bed and even the wall
six feet from the bed were red with blood.
" Two wounds could be distinctly ob
served on the head of the man one
above the right and the other above the
left eve brow. The latter was appalling-
ly viable. We could easily have inser
ted two fingers of our hand. Two addi
tional wounds were found on the top of
the head, toward the left side, but these
were slight. The skull however was lit
erally crushed. The lower jaw bone whs
broken in the middle, causing the mouth
to bo greatly out of its natural shape. At
tne tool ol ihe bed was lound an axe.
White's own axe the handle of which
was besmeared with blood, as was also
the poll; and this was the instrument
with which the deed was committed.
We almost sickened at the sight before
us. We can describe it but imperfectly.
We have witnessed the slaughtering of
swine and other animals, but such tilings
were as nothing compared to the killing
ol Samuel II. White.
Two little girls, aged respectively
three yeais and eighteen months, slept
in a trundle bed at the side of the large
bed during the night, and were in a sonnd
slumber when discovered on Mondiy
morning. They were happily unconscious
of the terrible tragedy that had deprived
them of a dearly beloved parent and pro
tector. They had probably been dream
ing of him, as the first word they uttered,
when aroused, was "papa J"'
The most intense excitement exists in
Washington county, equal, in proportion
to ibe population, to that which agitated
the public mind of New York in relation
to the Burdell murder, and strange to say
taitnougn the examiner does not make
mention of it) we have it from authentic
sources that suspicion is directed toward
Mm. White, as being implicated in the
deed of blood. But there is an absence
of any facs, if we believe the testimony
elicited, on which to build the awful sup
position, which has gained ground in not
a few minds, that she is the murderess
herself. Yet it is not so improbable that
srie might have been an aider and abettor.
But then, where is the motive ? None
has been advanced that we have heard of,
and it were cruel to accuse a wile of con
njving at the murder of her husband, un
til one is shown. Police officers have
been scouring the country in every direc
tion, but up io this lime no arrests have
been mide,, ,'Jhe report that Mrs. W
had been arrested, we (earned last niebt
to ob wise. rtti. journal,
t mt roerirait.
Z. RAGAN. Editor
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Principles of the American Council.
Of Steubenville, Ohio.
Wit, whose nninos are hereunto subscribed.
do hereby adopt, and asree to be governed in
our political action, by the following princi
ples :
1st. IN one but Americans to rule America.
2d. The Union must be preserved.
3d. No Foreign interference iu American
4th. No union of Church and State.
5th. Inviolability of National Treaties.
6th. Persoual morality iudisneusable to
7th. An open Bible, without note or com
ment, in all our Public Schools,
bill. Thorough reform of the Naturalization
9th. A capitation tar that will exclude
foreign paupers and convicts.
10th. No appointment of foreigners on
diplomatic posu.
11th. Strict economy iu tha administration
of the Government.
12th. No interference with the riiht of citi
zenship already acquired by foreigners, and
me protection ol law io all who iminiLMale
from love of liberty, but uncomnrotnisini'
opposition io roiuicai ;atiioloci.-m, whether
io uivj person or an American demagogue, or
a lorein ucciesiasucal Despot.
The Dredd Scott Case in the Ohio
Report of standing Committees on Fed
cral Relations, to whom was referred
the resolution of Mr. Kelley of Frank
lin, aud various petitions relative lo
ihe recent decisiuii of the Supreme
Court of the United States in the Dred
Scott case :
uui vuniimuee suomii mat so lar as
they are able to comprehend the force and
efect of said decision, it, among other
things, nationalizes Slavery, annihilates
tho heielofore conceded right of the free
St.ites lo inhibit that institution ; asserts
V n : i . ., .
that there is no power in Congress or ill
people of the United. States, or of tho
Territories, to exclude slavery ; sanctions
the monstrous propositions thnt man can
hold property in man ; shut? Ihe courts
of justice to hundreds of thousands of na
tive born citizens, assumes that the black
man has no civil rights : and dooms every
foot of soil-to the curse of Slavery, anu
that irrevocably.
i our committees assert that this ase
has no parallel in wickedness in the his
tory of the world, Verrus was contented
to lay waste a few insignificant provinces;
this decision deals with a nation, yea, an
entire race.
It imbruies and inhumanizes the race.
and with a sublime touch of Vandalism,
it ruthlessly strips human beings of rights
God-given, and hand them over to be de
voured by human beasts of prey.
Such now is declared bv the hiir.li est
judicial tribunal in the land, to he the
mission of the Constitution of the United
States. .
If so, bet'er far that it had never been
written. This decision, however, is con
trary to all preconceived notions of that
instru ment.
The Union of the Slates under the
Federal compact, has heretofore been re-
garded as a combination of so many inde
pendent sovereignties for fixed purposes
and definite objects. States upon enter
ing the confederation, were not Biinnosed
to have surrendered any of their local
rghts as independent Governments.
lbese they have cautiously reserved.
They delegated to the General Govern
ment certain powers believed to be in har
mony with their reservations. The ob
ject to be attained was not a strong, over
shadowing central Government, which
should efface Slate lines and obliterate
State institutions but one which should
effectually secure to all these States, se
curity from foreign aggressions, immu
niy from domestic divisions, and protect,
foster cherish and perpetuate civil and re-
igious liberty, and ihe rights of all man
kind. These as old as the constitu
tion, are all in detail, dissipated by said de
cision. '
It becomes us then as citizens of Ohio.
calmly yet firmly to lake our position and
abide the consequence.
It we ride out the storm, well ; if we
go down, better thus than tame submis
sion to such consummate wickedness,
Three times once by the ordinance of
'87, once by the Constitution of A. D.
1802, and once by our present constitu
tion has the territory of our State been
forever consecrated to freedom. Now,
however, we learn that those instruments
were a cheat, a delusion, and a mere rope
of sand.
We learn that our own Ohio, instead
of being in fact a free, is in effect a Slave
State. The mighty sin against God, and
the giant wrong against man contemplated
oy mat decision, must not and shall not
be consummated in Ohio,
It attempts to force upon us an instiiu
tion, hated, loathed, and execrated by the
while civilized world.and by no portion of
the earth with a deeper and more abiding
detestation and abhorrence than by the
people of our State., .;
The men and women of Ohio regard
Slaverer with a loathing which no words
yet coined will express. This accursed
institution may be planted upon soil, fend
interwoven with our institutions, but toot
until every valley, every plain, and every
hill side is reddened with, the blood and
whitened with the bones . of our sons,
brothers, husbands and fathers.
Sternly to the south and their Northern
abettors, we say in all kindness, that it
will take more than one decision lulmin
ated by a Jesuitical jCatholie Judge, to
conquer a free Protestant people. Yfe
may be deprived of the ability and power
to prevent the clanking of the bondman s
chains around our altars, our homes and
our fires, but, thank God, no human pow
er can prevent our dying in the attempt.
We may be unable to protect thousands
of our own citizens in the enjoyment of
their civil rights, but long, herce, and
desperate will be the struggle before we
yield the point. We have seen every
department of the General Government
subsidized lo the support, spread, main
tenance, and eternalizing of slavery
In this mad crusade against our dearest,
most sacred, and most cherished rights,
we have interposed our most earnest re
monstrance, and uttered our most solemn
warning. All unheeded and uncared for
has been that remonstrance, and that war
ning. This decision, if undertaken to be en
forced places us immeasurably beyond
that point where forbearance is no longer
a virtue, Yea, it is questionable whether
it is not even now a crime against both
man and God. Endeavor to enforce thai
decision in our State, and from the blue
waters of Lake Erie on ihe north, to the
beautiful Ohio on the south, from the
hills of Pennsylvania on the cast, to the
plains of Indiana on the west, but one
voice will be heard echoing and reechoing
the war cry of llevolution " Give us
Libery, or give us Death."
As an indication of the purpose of the
General Assembly and the people of
Ohio, your Committee recommend tho
adoption of the following resolutions and
the passage of the accompanying act :
Resolved by the General Assembly of
tne Muleoj Uliio, I. lhat this General
Assembly has observed with regret that
in the opinion lately pronounced by Chief
Justice Taney, in behalf of a majority of
the Supremo Court of the United States
in the ease of Dred Scott against J. F. II.
Sanford, occasion has been taken to pio
inulgate, extrajudicially, certain doctrines
conceintng Slavery, not less contradicto
ry to well known facts of history, than
repugnant to the plain provisions of the
Constitution and subversive of the rights
of rreemen and free States.
2. That in the judgment of this Gene
ral Assembly, every person horn within
the limits of any Sta'e in this Union, is a
citizen thereof, and to deny to any such
person the right of silling in the Courts
of lite United btates, is a palpable and
unwarrantable violation of that sacred
3. That the doctrine announced by the
Chief Justice in behalf of the majority of
the liourt. that the federal Constitution
regards slaves as mere property, and pro
tects the claims ot masters to slaves to
ii , i . .
tne same exteut ana in tne same manner
as the rights of owners in property, with?
in the limits of Free States, during tern
porary visits or fot purposes of transit, to
the practical consequences of which doc
trine no Free State can submit with hon
4. That the docti ine also announced in
behalf of a majority of the Court, lhat
there exists no power in the General
Government lo exclude slavery from the
territories of the U. Slates, subverts ex
press provisions of the Constitution, an
nuls the just authority of the People of
the United states over their own .territo
ries, and contradicts the whole practice of
the Government under every administn-
tion -from that of Washington to that of
5. That in ihe promulgation of ihe
doctrines ag'ttinst which we now protest,
we recognize the natural eflect ol the as
cendency of the alave power in the Su
preme Court of the United States secured
by that tirangement of the Circuits which
gives to the slave Stales, with less than
one third of the free population of this
Union live out ot nine Judge.? leaving to
the Free States with more . ti'i.m two
thirds of the free population, only fi.'ur :
and we hereby instruct Senators and re-'
quest the Representatives of Ohio, in the
Congress ol the United States to use
their best endeavors to obtain such a
modification of existing laws as will se
cure to tho Free Stales their just repre
sentation in lhat Tribunal. .
0. P. BROWN,
Committee of the Senate.
Committee of the ILuse.
The Anierican Republican Victory in
fihode Island.
The following is the vote for Governor
of Rhode Island :
Dyer, American Rep. Potter, Dem.
Providence Co,.,. 5.464
I'' 547
' 889
Newport Co., ..1,219
Kent Co ,,1,222
Washington Co,. ,...1,192
Bristol Co 524
Total..,.., 9,621
The vote for Lieutenant Governor was:
Turner Republican, 5,947 ; Mason,
American, 3,339; Hall, Democrat,
Mr. Turner will be elected by the Gen
eral Assembly.
In the Senate of the General Assembly
there are 26 American Republicans, 5
Democrats and 2 with no choice, In the
House there ure 61 American Republi
cans, 8 Democrats and 2 with no choice.
In the Eastern Congressional District,
Brayton, American Republican, received
2,933 votes, and Jackson, Democrat,
3,209. : v ;
The Issues. The New York Eve.
ning Post says the following are the is
sues presented hy the ruling Party thro1
the President s Inaugural and the Su
preme Court Decision. They will be
pronounced upon by the People, partly
through their legislatures and State JMeC'
tions, and finally disposed of one way or
the nthei by the Presidential Election in
Shall slavery or freedom be the future
national policy of the country I. ,.
- Has a negro a soul to be , saved and
rights to be protected, or is he a boast of
burden I . : m .
1 Has or ha not an independant Sute of
thii'confederacy a right to say that there
be no slaves brought within iti border ?
Terrible Accident on the Columbia
We are pained to record the fact thit,
yesterday afternoon, a terrible accident
occurred upon the Columbia Rail-Road
near Oakland, in consequence of (he col
lission of the freight trains.,' Four cars
were demolished, two or three injurnd,
and one locomotive destroeyd.; The
Buchanan" was thrown ; completely
across the tracks, the (wo north rails of
which were torn np for a distance of
twenty yards. The Fireman, Mr. John
Huston, residing at the "Gap", waJ
thrown from his position on the south
track; when the heavy truck fell - across
his breast, killing him instantly. W
learn that he leaves a wife and family.
The engineer remained at his post until
the engine was a complete wreck, and
in fact he did not leave, as our Informant
states, until the was landed across the
railroad, and her cabin-top stove in.
Some of the brake-men were also thrown
from their places, and such was the vio
lence of the collision' that one person
was thrown over the telegraph wire !
None however, 6t ange to state, were se
riously injured. The " slow" line was
detained until nearly H o'clock last
night. Ihe Jiirhtenino:' was also de
tained, whilst the emigrant trains were
laid over at the " Steamboat station,"
It is said that several trains from
some unexplained cause, stopped at a
bend on the way down, when another
approaching, ran into them. The flag
man tailed to give the signal, to which
cause is attributed this sad accident.
Upon seeinir the conseatienues of his con?
d u lit, the fellow immediately fled, and
has not since been heard from, notwith
standing the utmost exertions to secuie
his arrest.
The body of the unfortunate fireman.
Huston, was soon after conveyed home
wuero he has an aged lather who is at
the point of death. Every attention was
paid to his remains, and great kindness
showu to all others, by peisons residing
in the neighborhood of the accident.
Phila. Evening Journal.
Arrest ok the Absconding Cash
eh of tub New Castle Bank. Juo.
N. Wagonseller, the CaHiier of the
Bank of New Castle, who recently ab
sconded with 50,000, whs arrested in
this city yestereay. His movements
were traced to Philadelphia, information
of which fact was conveyed to the Cen
tral Police Station by one of the ituck
holders of the Bauh, Mr. Ranoy, and
several of the Pittsburg police who had
followed the defaulter. High Constables
Russell and Trefts took the matte? in
charge, and yesterday traced ihe where
abouts of the missing man to a house of
disrepute, situated in Juniper St.. above
Pine. Obtaining admittance, the officers
searched the houso, and in one of the
rooms of the upper story, found a trunk
having the name of Wagonseller thereon.
They went to a house on the oilier side
of the street, and from a window watch
ed the movements of those passing.
During ihis time the Pittsburg officers
had also obtained a scent of the where
abouis of the missing man, and subse
quently arrested him in the vicinity of
the above place. They took him thro'
Juniper Street, and when near Pine,
were observed and joined by the city
officers. The party then entered the
house, and took possession of the trunk
of the prisoner. Last evening the offi
cers from Pittsburg started for that city,
having in charge ihe prisoner and his
This arrest is a most fortunate one
The bank was ohliged lo stop payment,
me Amount ol coin lei t to redeem notes
amounting to over $100,000, being only
four dollars. The cashier is said tp be
deeply involved in eastern speculation,
having recklessly loaned money in large
sums to corporations. It is reported
that he intended io s'art for Canada in
a few days' Phila. North American.
A Gross Outrage at a Funeral.
A correspondent of the Mirsville Trib
une writing from Milford Centre gives
the following account of a gross out
rage committed in that place by a body
of ignorant Catholics, lie says : The
feelings of this community were much
shopkpd by an outrage, without parallel
in the history of this peaceful communi
ty perpetrated nn a funeral occasion, at
the house of John Cornier, whose wife
lay dead in the house. The fads of the
case are these; Mr. Conner - had invi
ted a Protestant clergy man to perform
the burial services of the deceased, which
gave offence to the Catholic friends of
the deceased, and they cams in consider
able numbers, led on by oxe Patrick
Conlcy, determined that the funeral rites
should not be performed. Reason and
arguement were resorted to by the peace
able citizens, and by the husband of the
deceased, without avail, they beipg deter
mined to break up ilia meeting.
Conley supposing the set vices about
to commence, boldly entered the room
where the deoeased wife was lying and
forbid anything being said on the occa
sion, when an altercation ensued be
tween Mr. Conner' and Conley. Con
ner ordering Conley out of the house,
Conley refusing to go, when a general
row ensued which baffles all description.
Some siding with Conner, and others,
with Conley some endeavoring to put
Conley out of tho house, and others try
ing to prevent it, whilst the screams and
cries of the children of the deceased,
were truly heart 'rending. .The specta
tors .were astonished, bewildered, and
amazed, Conley went away at last,
and quiet being restored, tho services
were performed. Such a scene we hope
never to see again, and such scenes
should be condemned by every lover of
quiet ana good order.
tW The appoin'ments ' made . by
President Buchanan for Kansas . shows
that he is traveling in the footsteps of his
illustrious predecessor. Franklin Pierce.
It is said that Frederick Emory, who has
been appointed Register of the Land Of
fice for the Western District of Kansas,
is the Capt. Emory the noted border
Ruffian who drew his men up in line be
fore Phillip' house, end ordered him to
be shot, i, He was arrested for, the mur
der under Geary, but realeased on bail,
anil is now rewarded wjih an office from
tyr. Buchantjn.
Bangor, April 11. The recent fresh
et in the Piscaiaqua river has caused
great destruction. Six bridges were car
ried away, and soveral buildings carried
off or materially damaged at Foxcfoft.
Much damage had been done to the
bridge and canaL ' v 'i. ' j j CJ
At Dover several milt, dams had "been
injured and the grist mill and! bridge at
Guilford was also carried away.
The freshet also extended ! to the Pe
nobscot and Kennebec, and caused exten
sive damage on their banks.
- Railroad Accident. A serious ac
cident occurred on the Michigan South
ern Railroad, on Thursday night, near
uniraui station. The train bound West,
with 'eleven cars, was thrown off tha
track, crushing a lady, killing a child
and badly injuring several others. ! We
cannot get their parries.
. From Washington
Washinoton, April 11 There were
over one hundred applicants for the six
land offices in Nebraska, Chapman, the
delegate from the territory recommended
residents only. He secured three. . The
outside pressure prevented the entire ac
complishment of his wishes.
The River.
Pittsburgh, April 13. Noon.
River twelve feet by pier mark and ful-
Louisville, April 11. River rising
slnwlv, 3 feet 10 inches on the falls, 0
feel 6 inches in the canal. ,
Cincinnati, A pril 1 1, Flour dull and
receipts light. Whisky 21 o and dull.
New YonK, April 11. Flour depres
sed, sales Sate $5,50a5,60. Wheat
white at $1,60. Corn 70c. Mess Pork
Wondkrfol Bur True. A few days
since, Mr. Jas. W. Beadle, of Huntsville
Alabama, called on us and gave us per
mission to puhlish for the benefit of suf
fering humanity, the astonishing cure
which bad been effected in the case of
bis wife by the use of Dr. Hance's Vege
tahle Epileptic Pills. He infolded us,
that at the time his wife commenced
using the medicine, her system was so
entirely prostrated, by the number of
spasms she had undergone, as lo reduce,
her weight to one hundred pounds..
Since she has been taking the pills, she
has entirely got over the spasms, and has.
gained in weight and bodily health. She
now weighs at least 200 lbs., and de
clares she is in better enjoyment of health
than ever before in her life. Mr. Beadle,
also related ihe case of Mr, Harrison
Lighifoot of the same town, who has
been entirely cired of ihe worst form' of
Epilepsie by these same pills. Mr. Light
fool's case was so bad that he never pas.
sed a week without having an attack, of
ten falling down in the street. He has
not had an attack for more than a year.
Mr. Beadle thinks that if the pills ever
fail in curing a case, it is for want of a
proper peiseverance on the part of the
person in taking them, as he feels assured
from observation in the ease' of his wife,
that if they are taken for a sufficient
length of time, they will cure any case.
Sent to any part of the country by mail,
on the receipt of a remittance. Address,
Setii S. Hance, 108 Balimore street,
Baltimore, Md. Price, one box, $3 ;
two, $5 : twelve, $24.
' ' I, t
The Pill Trade Who could dreani
of the magnitude such an undertaking aa
the manufacture of a Purgative Pill as
sumes when it comes into general use.
And how painfully do the following
numbers speak of the amount of human
sickness and suffering, that little morcel
of a remedy goes forth, to combat and
subdue. Dr. J. C. Ayer of Lowel man
ufactu res iu his laboratory fortv cross net
diein of his Cathartic Pilli, through all
tne year. J his is eight boxes a minute
or one dose a second. We, thus .find
over 43,000 persons swatlow this pill
every day or 1,296,000 a month ! Physi:
cians, think of that I 43,000 patients a
day who seek relief from the medical
skill of one man. Surelv that man
should be, as he is in ibis case one of the
fiist intelligence and of the highest char
acter. His occupation entails upon him
a fearful responsibility for the weal or
woe ofhis fellow man. Painesville Cour
ier. x ' .' ' ;
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