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MISCELLANEOUS.

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The Western Railroad Accident.

“One female was severely scalded on the hand, and otherThe Westfield (Mass.) Spectator, published in the vicinity of the sufferers must die from the injury received by the

wise severely injured. We believe that from six to eight of the disaster, says:

concussion. " The accident took place about one o'clock in the after- * Upon whom falls the blame we are unable to saynoon, 7 miles west of this place, in a deep stone cut, so cir- whether upon the directors or the conductors of the train. cuitous as to render it impossible for the engineer to see The conductor, Mr. Moore, avers that he obeyed the instrucahead but a few rods. The road had just been completed tions of the directors: if so the public should not hold him through the summit, and the regulations of the cars were amenable. The train of which he had charge waited here, not perfectly established. The train from the cast arrived which was the place for the trains to meet, twenty minutes, here at the usual hour, fifteen minutes past 12 o'clock, where and then proceed on.

The conductor of the train proceedit was expected the train from the west would meet it, and ing east arrived at Chester Village Depot, and waited ten after waiting fifteen or twenty minutes passed on, causing minutes, when it left

. Both conductors acted in accordance the sad result which we have to communicate.

with their instructions; the result is such as we have pre" Both trains were under the greatest speed when the con- sented.” cussion took place-jointly proceeding at the rate of sixty A private letter from Westfield, dated on Friday says: miles per hour—the western train, from the advantage of “Of the forty persons said to be injured, three are dead-a the grade under much the greatest speed, escaping with the Mr. Brewer, Mr. Warren, the conductor, and a child of Mrs. least injury. The engines of both irains and the tenders, Bloodgood. There is another child of Mrs. B. that will prowith the passenger cars immediately attached to them, were bably die, and a third one very dangerously hurt.” thrown into a total inass of ruins. Of the passenger car attached to the engine of the train proceeding west, not a

Great Storm at Utica. vestige was left upon the wheels but the heavy timbered frame work, the whole body being shattered into atoms leaved by the most severe and extraordinary hail storm I ever wit

This city and its vicinity were yesterday (Friday) visited ing nothing except the tin roof and the window frames of nessed, or that has occurred here at any time within the rethe sides, which were separated and thrown several feet collection of the primitive settlers of the city. Indications ahead of the running part of the carriage. All the passen- of a severe shower began to exhibit themselves from the ger cars were considerably injured, the rear ones most for- east between 2 and 3 P. M., and in the space of half an tunately escaping total destruction. " It would seen from the inextricable juxtaposition into liart sunshine to the darkness of the blackest thunder cloud.

hour the entire horizon changed its complexion, from brilwhich the cars were thrown, that not a passenger could have After a preliminary Aash of lightning or two, “ the windows escaped with his life. But, most miraculously, not a life of heaven opened,” and then descended such a fall of hail was lost, though sotne 15 or 20 were dragged from the ruins in a most horribly mutilated condition—the number receiv- as was indeed serious to look upon. Not a stone fell that ing more or less injury amounting, we should judge to about was not as large as an ordinary bickory nut, and but few

exceeded the size. The almost perfect uniformity of their 41—the whole number of passengers probably rising 100. " But the most distressing and heart-rending scene was ex. mendousness of the fall was almost frightful. There was

size was the greatest wonder about the storm; yet the treliibited at the depot of this place, where the wounded were but little wind at the time, fortunately, or not an unprotect. mostly brought for attendance. As the baggage car contained pane of glass would have been left in the castern wining the bodies of the wounded came roiling silently along, dows of a single house in the city. In perhaps five minutes propelled by no other power than that of a few men, a death, the fall abated, the wind chopped round to the north, and like stillness pervaded the crowd of spectators which had the hail lay on the ground io the depth of two or three assembled to witness the scene, To witness the bleeding, inches. Presently, however, the storm resumed its fury, and groaning and agonizing sufferers, was indeed a melancholy the north pelted us quite as fiercely as the cast bad, and for spectacle-one which we hope to be spared witnessing again. thrice the length of time-leaving on the ground three or We give below the naines of those who svere seriously, four inches of hail. In the course of some iwenty minutes, considerably, and slightly injured, so far as we were enabled however, the hail gave way to rain, which continued falling to procure them. 5. Mr. Edwin Brewer of this town, a most worthy citizen, the icy visitation. A vast quantity, however, still remains

an hour or more, inelting and sweeping a way the remains of 60 seriously that his life is despaired of-his lower limbs most seriously fractured and his stomach and lungs so much on the ground, with a prospect of more rain.—N. Y. Sun. injured as to cause a scvere hemorrhage of blood. He was

Chicago. conversing with Mr. Root, the postmaster of this place, who was accompanying him to Pittsfield, and probably escaped

The wheat trade which concentrates at Chicago is steadily the same fate by jumping from the cars-receiving only a increasing in importance. The American, of that city, slight injury.

speaking of the number of wagons laden with wheat which Rev. Thomas M. Clark, of Boston, considerably injured are arriving there from the interior, says:

Teams a short time since came from a distance of one -Mr. Clark was chaplain to the State Senate last winter.

" Rev. Charles Lee, of Lowell, not seriously—a gentleman hundred and fifty miles, which we thought of itself was of considerable notoriety as an abolitionist in this State.

doing very well. Soon after, we found to our great amaze“ A Rev. Mr. Horton, from Rhode Island, considerably.

ment that they were coming in from a distance of two hun“Mr. Rufus S. Payne, of West Springfield, Ireland Parish, dred miles, and they now come in from sections of country badly injured.

two hundred and fifiy miles off, and bearing south, south-east, " Rev. Mr. Porter, of Boston, not seriously.

and south-west. This absolutely makes us the market at “Col. H. Chapin, of Springfield, not seriously.

this very time of about one-half the State of Illinois, a large “ A Mr. Boyd, of Portland, Me, seriously.

portion of Indiana, and a very considerable part of Wis “Mrs. William Bloodgood, of Albany, with a family of consin. six children, quite seriously injured. She is a near relative

Rhode Island Coal. of Major Whistler, the chief engineer of the road. “ John Remington, of Becket, Mass. seriously.

We rejoice to learn that the coal obtained from the mine Shen Luomis, of Southwick, considerably.

near the north end of this island improves in quality as the "A Mr. Watson, of Blanford, seriously.

excavation proceeds, and that the quantity raised is sufficient “ Mr. Warren, conductor of the train proceeding east, died to supply a moderate demand. Another company, we are about 8 o'clock this morning.

pleased to hear, is about to commence the mining operations • J. Gordon Blake, a lad of Boston, seriously.

somewhere in the neighborhood of the mine now open. We “ There were three or four lads and four or five ladies se- earnestly hope that all concerned in the business may meet verely injured, and two or ibree firemen or engineers. with good success.-Rhode Islander,

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A SUMMARY STATEMENT

Of the quantity and value of goods, wares, and merchandise, the growth, produce, and ranufacture of foreign countries, exported from the United States, commencing on the 1st day of October, 1839, and ending on the 30th day of Sept., 1840.

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MERCHANDISE PAYING SPECIFIC

DCTIES.
Flannels.....

..sq. yds.
Carpeting, ingr'd and Venetian “
Oil cloth, other than patent

floor cloth ...
Cotton bagging
Wines, Madeira, in casks and bot-
tles....

......gals.
Sherry, in casks and

bottles ......
Sicily, in casks and

bottles. ....
Red, of France, in casks "
Other of France, in

casks.....
Of France, in bottles

and cases...
Red, of Spain and Aus-

tria, in casks...... “
Other of Spain, Aus-

tria, Germany, and

the Medit'n, in casks "
Of other countries, in

casks....

In bottles
Spirits, from grain

From other materials.. “
Molasses...
Vinegar
Beer, ale, and porter, in casks. “

In bottles «
Oil, spermaceti ....

Whale, and other fish
Olive .
Castor

Linseed
Teas, from other places than
China

lbs.
Chocolate
Sugar, brown

White clayed or pow-

dered ...

Loaf......
Candles, wax and spermaceti.“

Tallow ..

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Register's Office, May 31, 1841.

VOL. V.-32

T. L. SMITH, Register.

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