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The Western Railroad Accident.
“One female was severely scalded on the hand, and other. The 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:
conicussion, "The accident took place about one o'clock in the after "Upon whom falls the blame we are unable to say— noon, 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 wailed 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 botlı irains and the tenders, Bloodgood. There is another child of Mrs. B. that will prowith the passenger cars immediately attached to thein, 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 leavol by the most severe and extraordinary hail storm 1 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 scttlers 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 oncs most sor- 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 sorne 15 or 20 were dragged from the ruins in a most horribly mutilated condition—the number receive as was indeed serious to look upon. Not a stone fell that ing more or less injury amounting, we should judge to about exceeded the size. The almost perfect uniformity of their
was not as large as an ordinary hickory nut, and but few 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 deput of this place, where the wounded were but little wind at the time, fortunately, or not an unprotectmostly 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 to 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 were 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. • Mr. Edwin Brewer of this town, a most worthy citizen, the icy visitation. A vast quantity, however, still remains
an hour or more, melting and sweeping a way the remains of 50 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 severe 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: -Mr. Clark was chaplain to the State Senate last winter.
Teams a short time since came from a distance of one “ Rev. Charles Lee, of Lowell, not seriously-a gentleman hunired 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.
iwo 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 “Sher Loomis, 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 bear, 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- carnestly 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 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.
Blankets, not above seventy-five MERCHANDISE FREE OF DUTY.
cents each.. Brimstone and sulphur.....
Above seventy-five cents Bark of the cork tree.
each.. Rags of any kind of cloth
210 Hosiery, gloves, mits and biddings Undressed furs of all kinds..
53,962 Other manufactures of wool..... Hides, raw .
406,23+ Woollen yarn..........
.... pounds Barilla...
2,431 Worsted yarn Wood, dye...
564,707 Manufactures of cottonUnmanufactured mahoga.
Dyed, printed, or colored.... ny and other....
64,176 White .. Animals, other than for breed..
200 Hosiery, gloves, mits and bindings Tin, in pigs and bars...
16,168 Twist, yarn, or thread .. In plates and sheets
15,236 Nankeens, direct from China Copper, in pigs and bars.
32,390 Other manufactures of cotton.. In plites suited to the
Silks from India, China, &c.sheathing of ships ....
37,652 Piece goods ..... Old, fit only to be re
Hosiery, gloves, mits and bindings manufactured
7,952 Sewing silk..... Bullion, silver
47,689 Other manufactures of silk .. Specie, gold
1,468,300 Silk, sewing. from other places. Silver.
4,665,952 Lace, thread, and cotton Teas, orig'lly imp'd from China lbs. 3,120,692 1,358,044 Flaxen goods—-dyed and colored, Coffee ...
8,698,334 930,398 linen checks, &c. ..... Cocoa..
1,613,202 146,901 Other manufactures of fax..... Fruits, Almonds.
87,333 13,236) Hempen goods-sail duck.... Currants.
19,495 2,466 Other manufactures of hemp Prunes. ...
23,747 2,585 Hats and bonnetsFigs
85,521 2,910 Leghorn, chip, straw, &c..... Raisins, Muscatcl.
630,728 47,283 Fur, wool, and leather. Other....
87,204 3,641 Manufactures of iron and steelSpices, mace
3,337 Side arms Nutmegs.
2,528 2,398 Fire arms, nct specified Cinnamon.
14,703 19,835 Vices... Cloves ...
43,589 9,834 Scythes....
2,869,540 216,430 Spades and shovels. Pimento..
1,096,719 57,348 Other articles ... Cassia
142,063 17,942 Manufactures of Copper
38,918 39,190 Woodcabinet ware. Silks, other than India-lace veils.
Other articles. shawls, shades, &c......
25,550 Leather...... Other manufactures of
292,270 Marble.... Manufactures of silk and worsted.
Gold and silver, precious stones, Camlets of goat's or camel's hair.
24,994 set or otherwise... Worsted stuff goods........
54,134 Watches, and parts of ... Linens, bleached and unbleached.
351,685 Glass ware, cut and not specified, Ticklenburgs, osnaburgs, and bur.
paying 30 per cent., and 3 cents laps ..
22.833 per lb....
....lbs. Sheeting, brown and white.
139,366 Plain and other, paying 20 per Bolting cloth
3,050 cent. and 2 cents per lb..... " Quicksilver...
10,902 Other articles of glass, paying a Opium......
12,658 duty of 20 per cent..... Crule saltpetre
14,040 | Wares—China and porcelain.. All other articles .
Earthen and stone...
Plated, not specified... Total.......
Saddlery-common tinned and ja.
Plated brass and polisbManufactures of wool
ed steel . Cloths and cassimeres.
266,571 Carriages, and parts of. Merino shawls of wool ..
36,048 Slates of all kinds....
1,838 250 510
MERCHANDISE PAYIXG SPECIFIC
$515 | Cheese
182 Beef and pork.
Tobacco, manufactured, snuff.“
589 || Ochre, dry
3,828 || Cordage, cables, and tarred..."
Untarred, and yarn
Twine, packthread, &c.
Copper nails and spikes.
Castings, other than vessels .. “
Sheet and hoop.
Paper, folio and quarto post . . lbs.
guages than English, Latin,
Exceeding one quart“
inches....... .....100 sq.ft.
170 above 10 by 12 inches .
838 || Above 10 by 12 inches...
1,869 | Salmon......... ...barrels.
Shoes, leather, kid, and
ing specific duties ...
floor cloth ...
tria, in casks...... “
tria, Germany, and
the Medit'n, in casks "
From other materials.. “
In bottles «
Whale, and other fish
White clayed or pow-