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Ti:itMS OP THE "AfllElllC'AX." HENRY D. MA8SER, Pirn Usui-as asd JOSEfH EISELY. S PRomiBToin. aMBBICAN, rmcEsor APVEnTisixc. I aquare 1 insertion, 0 CO 1 do 2 do . . .o 7.1 1 do 3 do . . (io Fv.-ry subsequent insortii.n, . o ! Yearly Advertisements, (with the privilege ol alteration) one column $25 half column, $18, three squares, f 12 two squares, $9; one square, ?'. Without the privilege of alteration a liberal discount will lie made. Advertisements left without direction as to the lenc'.h of time thef are lo be published, will be continued until ordered out, and charged accord ingly. (Sixteen lines make a aqunre. learn that an earthquake had produced all this ; but he will be, doubtless, that it should happen on the very day on which Tecumseh arrived at Detroit : . It. JMSSEIl, Editor. OTFICB IH. MARKET BTIIF.KT, NEAR IlEKR. THE" AMERICAN" i published every Satur Jay at TWO DOLLARS per annum to bo paid half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till ail arrearages are paid. No subscriptions received for a less period thsn it months. All communication or letlera on .lusincss relating to the office, to insure attention, nust be TOST PAID. AND SHAMOKIN JOURNAL: Absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of Republics, from which there i no appeal but to force, the vil.il principle and immediato parent of despotism. -J rrtsnsoiv. Bj aiasscr & i:iso!y. Stiiibui-y, Koiihunibci land Co. I'a. Saturday, July lO, IS II. Vol. IXo. XL.1I. O D K. Written ly request, fur the Monument Dinner, in Kingston, June 24, 1841. IT A. MSTT. Aii "Herald." I. Sacred ground where we are meeting, : Here the martyred pnl riot stood ; Friends and kindred give their greeting, Where their fathers gave ihoir blood. When the foemcn Came like spring-time's rushing flood. ii. Fathers, Mothers, Sons and Daughters. SSufiered in that furious fray, And the Susquehann's waters Hcddened with their blood that day, Well remembered, By our sires with thin locks gray, m. Now the vale is sweetly shining ; Summer in her verdant green Round us every grace is twining, Making glad the solemn scene ; Happy voices, ' Blend beneath fair Flora's screen. ir. And if ever, in our valley, Foes should dare the Freeman's fight, Here shall be the Soldier's rally, Sunnv morn, or stormy night; God of battles, Ever guard and shield the right ! An arbour of boughs and flowers was erected i-cr the place of celebration THE GAME OF DttAt OUTS. AX AMERICAN TAIK Bt T. S. ARTHUR. 'But, my dear sir, you cannot, certainly, be in arncst V 'Yes, but I am though.' 'What gamble your daughter away V 'You can call it by what name you choose; it aatters not to inc. You must beat me at the arrie, or her hand cannot be yours.' But that is impossible. You are the best play r within ten miles round, and I know little or noth ng about draughts, besides having a distaste for it.' Well, well, that is your own look out,' replied be father, with an air of impatience. 'If you win ershe is yours ; but if you do not, my word for t,she makes happy the biidai evening of a sroar 3i man.' But ' 'I tell you it is useless to talk, John Graham, ty word U passed and I cm not be moved. If you omply with lei ins, well ; if not, (here let the mat er end.' This conversation occurred between a sturdy lusbandman, whose farm fiinged the romantic banks of the Susquehanna, near the delightful vil lage of Marietta, in the interior of Pennsylvania, ind a young fanner living near by. The heart of .he latter hud been won by Anna, the blooming laughter of the former, and after many days of loubt and painful misgivings John CJruham, for that was his name, made bold to sx-ak forth to the fu ller his desire to possess her hand. Surprised, mortified, and discouraged at his re ;eption, the young mun left the house without a parting word with Anna, and returned to his own lome, gloomy and desponding. For three days no one saw him beyond the bounds of his own farm. Anna, who knew, of course, his intention to ak for her hand, was deep ly distressed at his sudden departure from the house, and prolonged abseence. It was near night-fall of the third day, while sit ting at the cottage window that opened to the road winding up towards the house, she startled from a painful dreamy state, by the sound of footsteps, and lifting her head, she perceived that ber truant lover was again returning. O John, why have you stayed so long awsy 1 she said earnestly, as she bounded out of the door to meet him. And why should I come ! he replied moodily, Did not my father , She could utter noth ing further, but coloring deeply, leaned hot head upon his shoulder. lie refused me your hand, Anna V he said in an cicited tone. O, no John ; lie did not do that, surely I' said the maiden, lifting her head, and looking him, with a pale couuteuanw, steadily in the face. It amounts lf the same tlmig, Anna, I must beat him at draughts, or you never can be mine.' John Graham, you are sporting with me!' and Ann, drew herself up, with her face, from which the color baJ so suddenly departed, was lighted up with something of indignation. As I live, end as I love you, Anna, what I say is true.' Then my father but sported with you in a mer ry mood,' and the maiden tried to smile carelessly. He was U earnest,' said the young mau, so lemnly. Theu what can he infant' asked Anna, in a perplexed tone. Why he means to deny me your hand. He has no doubt, other views for liu daughter. For moment Anna stood silent, and then lean ing her head on the shoulder of her lover, she colt bed aloud, overcame by fceliuga which she in vain tried to keep down. Just at that moment the sound of some one ap proaching, aroused them, and looking up, they per ceived it to bo Anna's father. Well John,' lie said in a cheerful tone, 'have you come to bpat me at droughts V Young Grn man's face colored, and being unable at that moment to speak from confusion, he looked upon the ground and was silent. But quickly re covering himself, he replied 'I hope, sir, that you will not feel it necessary to pain cither your daughter's feelings or my own, longer, by what I cannot believe to be any thing more than a jest. Tho old man's brow daikenrd. ''I am not u sed to trifling, sir,' he said. You have heard my terms. Let mo assure you, that they must be fulfilled to the letter. If you do not intend trying for her hand in tho only way that it can be won, then give place, sir, to some more worthy suitor.' Deeply pained, as well as offended, at what he considered as equivalent to an insult, repeated, Graham turned suddenly away from both father and daughter, and hastened home. It was nearly four weeks before the young couple again met, and then it was without concert at (he house of a neighbor. For the first port of (he even ing they seemed shy of each other; but after a while, were observed to be earnestly engaged in conversation, as they passed the lawn in front of the house, backward and forward, under the love awa kening influence of a bright August moon. Will you not consent I said Graham, becoming more animated. 'No, John, I cannot. I love you,' and her voire trembled and faltered ; 'but leave my father ! O, no, no, never !' Then you do not lo ' but he paused with tho word unuttercd. There was an embarrassed si lence of some moments ; at length the young man said, in a melancholy tone 'Then Anna we hud better see each -other no more.' 'John,' she said, looking him in the face fixedly, 'will you not try to ' But she hesitated, and then hung down her head. 'Try to beat your father in a game of draughts, you would have said ? Even if there was hope Anna, of doing that wich there is none, I could not give my consent to so humiliating an act. What has the playing of a game skilfully, to do with ma king you a good husband V But this did not satisfy the mind of the maiden. She thought that her lover ought lo be willing to do any thing, no matter how unreasonable it might be, for the sake of gaining her hand. She could not, however, say more than she had. They paited that evening gloomily enough, but the sight of her face and the sound of her voice, had stirred moie deeply in bis heart the waters of affection. 'She must be mine !' he said to himself pas sionately as he strode homewards. By degrees, but with great reluctincc, he began entertain thoughts of applying himself to the game at which her father was so skillful; and such pro. gress had he made by the next evening in his inci pient resolutions, that ho actually went over to a neighboi's and after silling a while, proposed a game of draughts. But although his antagonist was a poor player, John Graham was beaten every time. You wouldn't do to play with old Woodruff,' remarked his companion, after winning for the sixth lime. Graham colored deeply, as he looked up, at the remark ; but lie perceived by his friend's counten ance that it was innocently made. Much discouraged he went home that night, and dreamed that he had played with Mr. Wood rulT, Anna's father, and beaten him. On the next evening he went over again, and spent two or three hours in playing. Once ho beat bis antagonist. This gave him hope, and as he thought of it next day, he suid to himself, 'I have certainly improved a little, and if I keep at 1 will certainly improve more. "And old Woodruff will improve too, and he is far enough ehead :' whispered an opposing thought, and his spirit sunk suddenly to a freezing point. That evening he staid moping and gloomy at home. But on the next night he tried draughts a gain and frit an increasing confidence and sense of coming skill. Three weeks passed away in practising almost ev. ery evening, when John became so much of an a depl a to beat his friend at every game. This made him feel quite uplifted, and be determined to have a trial with Anna's father. Bo he dressed himself up and went over. Anna met him at the door, and blushed with joy and confusion. The old man extended his kand with a blunt welcome, that bad in it some remains of his former cordiality. Before tea Woodruff talked with Graham about the wheather, the farm, anil the stock. After tea, st which little was said, though many glances were exchanged between (be lovers, the old man pointed signitkanily at the checker-hoard, and Graham, with a face suddenly flushed, nodded assent. Anna's heart beat audibly in her bosom, and she felt oppressed with a suffocating seusation, as she saw the two draw silently up to the table and begin to arrange their pieces on the board. It beat quicker still when the moves began, and sank heavily in her bosom after a brief passage of the pie ces from square lo square lor her lover had kl the game. The piece were again replaced, and again the moves commenced. But the pnmo soon terminated as the first. Twenty games were play ed before the parties separated, in all of which the old man wen. Long before the termination of the evening's contention, Anna's pulse had become quiet ; although a red spot upon her check told that she felt none the less interest. She had not failed to percieve that, with every renewed game, the period occupied in contesting it became longer than that which went before. On tho next ovening Graham came aain, and ag'iin the draught-board was produced. But, some how or other, he could not play even as well ai he did on tho evening previous. Anna was disappoin ted, and he could perceive it, and this not only dispirited him, but wounded his piide. He felt in no pleasant mood ss he returned homo that night, half detcrmoning not to lower himself again so much in his own estimation, as to gamblo for the girl he loved. This hnlf-forraod resolution he kept for a week, during which time Anna's doubts and fears all returned upon her, and made her sick at heart. But, much as he disliked draughts, and much as he condemned and even despised tho principle in volved in the stipulations of Anna's father, all powerful love again prevailed, and he sought tho home of his lady fair to enter the lists once more for her hand. But it was with little better success. Still there was one compensation for the disap pointments that followed every evening's trial and that was, an houi's quiet communion with An na ; for, as long as he would play with the old man, and try, as be of course did, to beat him, ho was a welcome visiter, and allowed a fair opportunity to tell over again to the maiden how fondly he loved her. Six months passed in this way, and young Gra ham began to play with much tkill and judgment, and not uufrequently a game would last for a whole hour. On such occasions, the old man would slap him on the shoulder, after he had beat him, with "Well done, my boy ! The girl will be yours yet !" One day about this time, it happened that Gra ham, with his farmer's frock on, was driving bis cart along the road that passed near the cottage of his sweetheart. Woodruir happened to meet him just there, and insisted upon his slopping. Graham came in, and after drinking a glass of home-hrrwed beer, made by the fair hands of her he loved, the old man reached down ihe everpresent checker-board. This may be a lucky day, John,' he said looking him archly in the face. 'Have you a mind totry.' The first sight of the lioard always annoyed tho young man; but he stilled this feeling, as usual, and sat down to tho table. For a little while Anna stood looking at the gimc, and then retired to attend lo her ordinary du ties in the family. The mother, too, soon followed, anJ the players were left alone. The dog, that had partaken of ihe general feeling of hustle on the en trance of thi) young nun, soon felt the quiet influ ence of the room, and stretching himself out upon the floor, seemed as deeply engaged in thought as were his bied companions. Not a sound wai to be heard, except the low noise made in moving the p'ices on the board, oi the occasional quicker rat tling of Mioin when one was taken. Graham nev er before seemed to have his mind so clear, nor to have so lucid a prcception of the principles of the game ; and the old man was as much absorbed in what hn was doing as ever. About every ten min utes, if there had been another observer in tho room, a serious face might have been seen looking in for a few moments at the window, just behind ihe young man. 'Jupiter !' suddenly exclaimed the old man with an uneasy movement, as his antagonist leaped over two pieces and into the kingdom. The relative po sition of several pieces in the neighborhood of this newly made and first king on the board, was such us to compel woodruff, in taking care of them, to dis arrange entirely his game, and destroy his u-ual po sition of advantage. For a few minutes the flu-.li excitement destroyed the calm balanced state of young Graham's mind. But he perceived ihis, at:d confined his moves to unimportant and safe ones un til his pule beat more quietly. Aud now came the severest struggle yet. Now or never !' thought Graham, who readily acknowledged that it was a h tippy accident rather than skill to which he was indebted for his present decidedly advantageous posi tion. For nearly a half hour both parties continued lo play with such caution that but a single piece was taken ; but now each seemed determined to bring the game to an isue, aud soon the board had on il nothing but four kings two for each. Just at this time Anna came lo the window, and seeing the po sition of affairs, turned pale, and felt a sensation of fuinlne-s; but she was riveted to (lie spot. The- molher'a interest, too, la J become excited, and she came to the door and stood also looking upon the board. The old man sat with his hand lo his mouth, fingering his lips, bis usual position when deeply interested in his favourite game; and Graham leaned bis bead upon his hand, bis countenance, though abstracted, indicating a sadness of feeling mingled with hope. The four kings were neai together, and each was evidently intent on reducing the num ber of ihe other to one, and then blocking that. After studying and calculating moves for alout five minutes, the old nun cautiously paeJ one of his kings to another squair. IJju-k ss thought his I antagonist made a move, arid then with a long in- i rpiratiuii awaiud the lesuit. ' Jupiter !' again ejaculated the old man, closing his fingers light upon his under lip. A long pause endued, and at last the move was made. Hurrah !' exclaimed Graham, in a loud voice, lifting his hand. He gave a king lor a king, ard having the last jump, so alighted as to completely hem him in, or 'Mock' the old man's only remaining king, thus winning the game at the last cxticmity. ' Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah 1' he cried, and leaned back in an ccstscy of delight. For a moment or two the old man seemed cha grined at his defeat, 1ml he recovered himself quick ly, and gripping liie hand of Graham, said Now, my boy, you have fairly won her, and she is yours. C'omo here, pet, he said to Anna, who ap peared at the door pressing in by ber mother, 'and name your wedding day.' It is needless to tell how Anna blushed, or how her little heart leaped for joy in her bosom. It is of more moment to say, thst in one month the 'twain were made one flesh.' After the knot had been tied, and the young fo'ks were full of noisy nicirimoiit, Mr. Woodruff said lo his new-made son 'And now, can you tell, John, why I nndeyou beat me nt draughts before I let you have my lilde pet there, who looks happier, and I hope is happier than I havo ever seen her before !' Indeed I do not,' said iho young man seriously. 'I oltvays felt it to be a piece of uncalled for cruelty lo us both.' 'There you were mistaken, my boy,' replied the old man, smiling. 'You have one defect of char acter, and I saw it. You distrust your own pow ers. It was but one week be fere you asked mo for Anna's hand, that, in a conversation, yon told me that you could not do a certain thing. It involved dillicully and Application, but still it was necessary that you should do it, or trust to somo one il.-e to do il for you, who would then have il in his power to deceive you. 1 determined then, that as soon as as you asked for my child, I would put your love and your powers of mind both to a test, and prove to you that you could do any thing in ihe range of human capacity, if you tried. Have I not succeed, d in showing to you that 'I can't' are words nut to be used in your dictionary !' The young man looked his monitor in ihe face with silent surprise and the latter added: And now, my dear boy, I trut that you will never again doubtyour natural ability when brought in comparison with the natural powers of another. Patience and pcrsevuianco will surmount all oli stacles. Make these your companions, and you will fust rise in intelligence, influence and useful ness, above the crowd who are content lo be iguo i am. llc-pect lo I. utiles. I have found that the men who are really most fond of the socirty of the ladies, who cherish for them a high resjHVl, arc seldom the nu-t popuLr with the sex. Men of more assurance, whoa? tongues aro lightly hung, who ui.ike words supply the place of ideas, and plice compliment in the room of sentiment, are tho favorites. A tiue re spect for won... n lea. Is to lespeetfjl action Unvaid them; and r. sreiul is usually di.tuiit actio:,; and llm gieat distance is mistaken by tlicui for neglect, or want of interest. AdUison. An Arabian having brought a blush to a maiden's c'leck by the earnestness of his gaze, said to her : "My looks havo planted roses in your cheeki why forbid me lo gatl.fr them! The law primit him who sows lo reap the harvest." what think you of his logic, ladies ? Matiumoit. Thomas liastad, Esq., fellow of the New I'ollego, 158, wrote tho following epi gram on his three wives : Though marriage by some is reckonej a curse. Three wives did I marry for better for wvr-e, The lir.-t for her person, the lie xt for her porn", The thud for a warming pun, docires and riur-e. Tho above reminds us of ihe clergyman whoso first wife was immensely rich, his second exquisite ly beautiful, and his third, whom he married in his old age, to nurse and comfort him in the decline of life, proved to have an ungovernable temper, lie observed to one of his f. .ends tint he had three wives, the world, the llesh, and the devil. Wc copy into our paper the follow invi curious article, By this system oi combining all kinds of fruits, otic may bo saiJ to have an orchard in a single tree. Gentlemen of leisure, in thin country, in tho inoculation line, might, in this way, find much pleasure in ga zing upon their handy work. Bknarkahlk Tree. Mr. Agricole, at Coluits, has in his garden an apple tree, which in the year IS Hi bore "JtlS sorts of apples and other fruit. In fact the treo has on it above 300 sorts ; but those last "railed have not vet borne fruit. This gentleman has p fleeted this curiosity for his amusement, by inocu luting and graifinj, and has fastened to every branch a little board, with the name of the sort of apple it bears. The tree has a strange appearance, from the various t-hap.es and colors of the leaves, blossoms, and fruits. Some years ago the Itiwsians bivouacked near this tree, and were so surm ised at the strange shape of it, and the number of boards, that they did not injure it, though they cut down other fruit trees lor lire wood. Life of Tcciiimrli. A life of this celebrated chieftain, by the late Benjamin Dkake, has been late ly published in Cincinnati. It is snoken of as a work of uncommon interest ex ccutcd with great ability. The biogra pher has bestowed infinite pains in the investigation of the character of this fa mous Indian warrior, and the pages of the volume teem with anecdotes illus trative of his bravery, generosity and heroism. We extract a few of them for the amusement of our readers. TlX'l'ES Ell's EFFOIITS TO AU0T.ISTI TUB Ri'Rmxo ot' Prisoners. The next act in which Tccumseli participated, and in which he manifested signal prowess, was an attack made by the Indians up un some flat boats descending the Ohio, above Limestone, now Maysvillo. The year in which it occurred is not stated, but Tccumseli was not probably more than sixlcen or seventeen years of age. The boats were captured, and all the persons belonging to them killed, except one, who va3 taken prisoner, and after wards burnt. Tecumseh was a silent spectator of the scene, having never witnessed the burning of a prisoner be fore. After it was over, he expressed, in strong terms, his abhorrence of the act, and it was finally concluded by the party that they would never burn any more prisoners; and to this resolution he himself and the parly also, it is be lieved, ever afterwards scrupulously adhered. It is not less creditable to the human ity than genius of Tecumseh that he should have taken this noble stand, and by the force and eloquence of his appeal have brought his companions to the same resolution. lie was then but a boy, yet he had the independence to attack a cherished custom of his tribe, and the power of argument to convince them, against all the preconceived no tions of right and rules of warfare, that the custom should be abolished. That his cflort to put a stop to this cruel and revolting rite, was not prompted by a ny temporary expediency, but was the result of a humane disposition, and a right sense of justice, is abundantly shown by his conduct towards prisoners in after life. SlNGt r.ATl rt-LFILMEXT Or A TltRKAT. It was Tecumseh's darling project to unite all the tribes of the Soi:th and West in the defence of their lands. To accomplish this he visited, personally every tribe, engaging each in his plans, and "tlx ing a day when a blow was to be struck, simultaneously, along the whole-of the confederacy which he sought to establish. On his return from Florida, he went among tho Creeks in Alabama, urging them to unite with the Scmincles. Ar riving at Tuekhabatchcc, a Creek tow n on the Tallapoosa river, ho made bis way to the lodge of the chief called the Big Warrior. He explained his object, delivered his war-talk, presented a bun dle of slicks, gave a piece of wampum and a hatchet, all of which the Big warrior took. When Tecumseh, re a ding the intentions and spirit of tho Big warrior, looked him in the eye, and pointing his linger towards his face, said : "Your blood is white : you have ta ken my talk and the sticks, and the wampum, and tha hatchet, but you do not mean to light ; I know the reason : you do not believe the Great Spirit has sent me: you shall know: I leave Tuekhabatchcc directly, and shall go straight to Detroit : when I arrive there I shall stamp on the ground with my foot, and shake down every house in Tuckhabatchcu." So saying he turned and left the Big warrior in utter aina;e ment, at both his manner and his threat, and pursued his journey. The Indians were struck no less with his conduct than was tho Big warrior, and began to dread the arrival of the day when the threatened calamity would befal them. They met often and talked o vcrthis matter, and counted the days carefully to know tho time when Te cumseh would reach Detroit. The morning they had fixed upon, as the pe riod of his arrival at last came. A mighty rumbling was heard they all ran oiit of their houses the earth be gan to shako; at last, sure enough, every house in Tuckhabatchee was shaken down. The exclamation was in eery mouth: "Tecumseh has got to Detroit !" The cli'ect was elee trical. The message he had delivered to Big wairior was believed, and many of the Indians took their lilies and pre pared for the w ar. The reader will not be surpiised to and in exact fulfilment of his threat. It was the famous earthquake of Madrid, on tho Mississippi. Wc received the foregoing from the lips of the Indians, when we were at Tuckhabatchee in 1827, and near the resielence of the Big warrior. The anecdote may thcrc!r,;" be relied on. TcCiimsch'a object, doubtless, was, on seeing that he had failed, by the usual appeal to the pas sions, and hopes, and w ar spirit of tho Indians, to alarm their fears; Utile dreaming, himself, that on the day na med his threat would be executed with such punctuality and terrible fidelity. TJic Iilio. A nation must be truly blessed, if it were governed by no other laws than those of this blessed book; it is so com plete that nothing can be added to or taken from it; it contains every thing needful to be done, it all'ords a copy for a king, and a rule for a subject ; it gives instruction and counsel to a Senate ; authority and direction to a magistrate ; it cautions a witness ; requires an im partial jury, and furnishes a judge with his sentence ; it sets the husband as lord of tne household, and the wile as mis tress of the table, tells him how to rule and her how to manage. It entails honor to parent?, and en joins obedience to children; it pre scribes and limits the way of sover eigns, the rule of the ruler, and authori ty of the master; commands the sub jects to honor and the servants to obey, and promises tho protection of its author to all w ho walk by its rules. It gives directions to weddings and for burials; it promises food and raiment, and limits the use of both; it points out a faithful and eternal guardian, to the departing husband and father ; tells him with whom to leave his fatherless chil dren and in whom his widow is to trust, and promises a father to the former and lit huslmnd to tho latter. It teaches a ! man how he ought to set his house iu ! order, and how to make his will. It defends the right of all and reveals vengeance on the defrauder, overrci cher and oppressor. It is the first book and the oldest book in the world. It contains the choicest matter, gives the best instructions, that affords the grea test satisfaction and pleasure that ever were revealed. It contains the Let laws and profoundest mysteries thi ever were penned. It brings the kst tidings, and affords the best comforts to the inquiring and disconsolate. It ex hibits life and immortality, and shows the way to everlasting glory. It is a brief recital of all that is to come. It settles all matters in debate, resolves all doubts, and eases the mind and con science of all their scruples. It reveals the only living and true God, and shows the way to him ; and sets aside all o ther Gods, and describes tho vanity of thent, and of all that put their trust in them. The Human llui. The mean weight of the heart in the adult, from the L'oih to the tiOth year, is, according to Bonllcvnrd, from eight to nine ounces. The dimensions are as follows: length from base to apex, five inches six lines ; breadth at the bare three inches. When the ear is applied to the chest, says Dr. Dunglisop. a dull, lengthened sound is heard, which is synonymous with the arterial pulse : this is instantly succeeded by a sharp quick sound like that of a valve of a bellow s or the lapping of a dog. There is then a period of repose. The first sound appears to be produced by the contraction of the ventricle; the second by the rtllux of the blood against the semilunar valve. These are what wo call the sounds of the heart. Amer. Sentinel. The English pay great attention t the travelling on "their railroads, yd many accidents still daily occur, 'in an investigation before a Coroner's in quest, Mr. Duncan, one of the witnes ses said : We made an experiment to day, and ot the sjot where the accident occurred, whilst we were going at the rato of 40 miles an hour, we were able to stop the engine in 15 seci iids, and within the range of ti yards; if the rails were even wet tho engine might bo stopped in the space of Irom 150 to ltso yards. In extreme cases 500 yards, the distance to which tho com pany's drivers were limited, is a very iarsj latitude I should never rcquiris more than 200 yaids to stop the ens1'