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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:
"The accident took place about one o'clock in the afternoon, 7 miles west of this place, in a deep stone cut, so circuitous as to render it impossible for the engineer to see ahead but a few rods. The road had just been completed through the summit, and the regulations of the cars were not perfectly established. The train from the cast arrived here at the usual hour, fifteen minutes past 12 o'clock, where it was expected the train from the west would meet it, and after waiting fifteen or twenty minutes passed on, causing the sad result which we have to communicate.
"Both trains were under the greatest speed when the concussion took place-jointly proceeding at the rate of sixty miles per hour-the western train, from the advantage of the grade under much the greatest speed, escaping with the least injury. The engines of both trains and the tenders, with the passenger cars immediately attached to them, were thrown into a total mass of ruins. Of the passenger car attached to the engine of the train proceeding west, not a vestige was left upon the wheels but the heavy timbered frame work, the whole body being shattered into atoms leav ing nothing except the tin roof and the window frames of the sides, which were separated and thrown several feet ahead of the running part of the carriage. All the passenger cars were considerably injured, the rear ones most for tunately escaping total destruction.
"Upon whom falls the blame we are unable to saywhether upon the directors or the conductors of the train. The conductor, Mr. Moore, avers that he obeyed the instructions of the directors: if so the public should not hold him amenable. The train of which he had charge waited here, which was the place for the trains to meet, twenty minutes, and then proceed on. The conductor of the train proceeding east arrived at Chester Village Depot, and waited ten minutes, when it left. Both conductors acted in accordance with their instructions; the result is such as we have presented."
A private letter from Westfield, dated on Friday says: "Of the forty persons said to be injured, three are dead-a Mr. Brewer, Mr. Warren, the conductor, and a child of Mrs. Bloodgood. There is another child of Mrs. B. that will probably die, and a third one very dangerously hurt."
Great Storm at Utica.
by the most severe and extraordinary hail storm I ever witThis city and its vicinity were yesterday (Friday) visited nessed, or that has occurred here at any time within the recollection of the primitive settlers of the city. Indications of a severe shower began to exhibit themselves from the east between 2 and 3 P. M., and in the space of half an "It would seem from the inextricable juxtaposition into liant 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 flash 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 some 15 or 20 were dragged from the ruins as was indeed serious to look upon. Not a stone fell that in a most horribly mutilated condition-the number receiving more or less injury amounting, we should judge to about was not as large as an ordinary hickory nut, and but few exceeded the size. The almost perfect uniformity of their 40-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 trehibited 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, propelled by no other power than that of a few men, a death like stillness pervaded the crowd of spectators which had assembled to witness the scene. To witness the bleeding, groaning and agonizing sufferers, was indeed a melancholy spectacle-one which we hope to be spared witnessing again. We give below the names of those who were seriously, considerably, and slightly injured, so far as we were enabled to procure them.
Mr. Edwin Brewer of this town, a most worthy citizen, so seriously that his life is despaired of his lower limbs most seriously fractured and his stomach and lungs so much injured as to cause a severe hemorrhage of blood. He was conversing with Mr. Root, the postmaster of this place, who was accompanying him to Pittsfield, and probably escaped the same fate by jumping from the cars-receiving only a slight injury.
Rev. Thomas M. Clark, of Boston, considerably injured -Mr. Clark was chaplain to the State Senate last winter. "Rev. Charles Lee, of Lowell, not seriously-a gentleman of considerable notoriety as an abolitionist in this State. "A Rev. Mr. Horton, from Rhode Island, considerably. "Mr. Rufus S. Payne, of West Springfield, Ireland Parish, badly injured.
"Rev. Mr. Porter, of Boston, not seriously. "Col. H. Chapin, of Springfield, not seriously. "A Mr. Boyd, of Portland, Me. seriously. "Mrs. William Bloodgood, of Albany, with a family of six children, quite seriously injured. She is a near relative of Major Whistler, the chief engineer of the road.
John Remington, of Becket, Mass. seriously.
"Shem Loomis, of Southwick, considerably.
"A Mr. Watson, of Blanford, seriously.
dows of a single house in the city. In perhaps five minutes the fall abated, the wind chopped round to the north, and the hail lay on the ground to the depth of two or three inches. Presently, however, the storm resumed its fury, and the north pelted us quite as fiercely as the cast had, and for thrice the length of time-leaving on the ground three or four inches of hail. In the course of some twenty minutes, however, the hail gave way to rain, which continued falling the icy visitation. A vast quantity, however, still remains an hour or more, melting and sweeping away the remains of on the ground, with a prospect of more rain.-N. Y. Sun,
The wheat trade which concentrates at Chicago is steadily increasing in importance. The American, of that city, speaking of the number of wagons laden with wheat which are arriving there from the interior, says:
Teams a short time since came from a distance of one
hundred and fifty miles, which we thought of itself was doing very well. Soon after, we found to our great amazement that they were coming in from a distance of two hundred miles, and they now come in from sections of country two hundred and fifty miles off, and bearing south, south-east, and south-west. This absolutely makes us the market at this very time of about one-half the State of Illinois, a large portion of Indiana, and a very considerable part of Wisconsin.
Rhode Island Coal.
We rejoice to learn that the coal obtained from the mine near the north end of this island improves in quality as the excavation proceeds, and that the quantity raised is sufficient
"Mr. Warren, conductor of the train proceeding cast, died to supply a moderate demand. Another company, we are about 8 o'clock this morning.
“J. Gordon Blake, a lad of Boston, seriously.
pleased to hear, is about to commence the mining operations 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 three firemen or engineers.
with good success.-Rhode Islander.
A SUMMARY STATEMENT
Of the quantity and value of goods, wares, and merchandise, the growth, produce, and manufacture 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.