Departed this life on the 27th ultimo, after a lingering illness of rising
six months, Ormond SPALDING, the junior editor and proprietor of this paper,
aged 24 years, four months and 26 days. In the death of this promising individual,
society has suffered a loss, of which none can be so sensible as those most
intimately acquainted with him. He endured his illness with much patience, and
whenever he had occasion to speak of the change that were long, would probably
be his lot, he manifested as much composure, as though he were about to perform
As a husband, he was kind and affectionate; as a friend, constant and faithful.
He was an acute discerner of the motives of those with whom he had, at any time to associate, yet he was far from being possessed of a suspicious disposition. The bigot's vindictive spirit was unable to affect determinations predicted upon the convictions of his own breast - Independence of thought, word, and action, was a quality, of which he possessed more than an ordinary share; yet his charity did not allow him to indulge in rancour toward such as did not think it best to agree with him in opinion. Finally, it must be acknowledged that he possessed as unblemished a character as will be generally found. Peace be to his manes.
DANSVILLE, (PENN.) June 15 A distressing accident happened in Cattawissa township, at the house of Mr. BOUDINE, a few days ago, the particulars of which we learn are as follows: Mr. BOUDINE was sinking a well, and found it necessary to blow through some rocks. The usual process was gone through for this purpose, but owing to some default, the powder did not ignite when fire was thrown down. A young man of the name of Hiram CLEVER; descended the well, to ascertain the cause which prevented the explosion. In a very short time he became helpless, called for assistance, and a mulatto man named Samuel ____ went down in the well to aid him. - He tied him in a bucket, but unfortunately as they were drawing him up, the well rope broke, and he was precipitated to the bottom, by which he was severely injured in the head. In the mean time Sam appeared to faint in the well, and before assistance could be rendered, they were both no more.
An extraordinary circumstance attending the catastrophe, is, that the well
was only sinking, had never been covered, had no water in it, was at no great
depth, and that the death of those two persons was occasioned in the same manner
as death is occasioned by descending old wells long disused.
ROBBERY DISCOVERED - In February last, as Mr. Gorham BROOKS, a respectable young gentleman of the state of Massachusetts, was passed through Philadelphia, on his way to the South, a package of money containing upwards of $1700 was put into his care, to be brought on to Baltimore, and delivered to the Messrs. Cohen & Brothers; on his arrival at Elkton, his trunk was stolen from him, containing the money belonging to the Messrs. COHEN and three hundred and twenty dollars of his own, together with his clothes and some trinkets. — There were no circumstances connected with the robbery, which fixed suspicion on any one, nor did any at the time transpire which could give the slightest clue to the perpetrators of the act; fortunately, however, for the cause of justice, and the interests and feelings of those concerned, each of the notes belonging to Messrs. COHEN was stamped "9th February." A few days since a merchant in the neighbourhood where the robbery was committed, enclosed to a merchant in this city some of the identical money - the circumstance of its being stamped, caused it to be immediately recognized, and Mr. Thomas ROSS, one of our active police officers was immediately despatched to ferret out the felons. The gentleman who had remitted money from Elkton to this city, upon being questioned from whom he had received it, very promptly directed Mr. ROSS to the residence of the parties, the house was searched and $1000 of Mr. COHEN'S money, together with a few articles of Mr. BROOK'S clothing and a breast pin worth $100 was found concealed therein. The parties, who are free negroes, were taken into custody and are now safely lodged in the Coecil County gaol to await their trial. Mr. ROSS returned here yesterday morning with the money found. If it were necessary, we would pay a passing compliment to Mr. ROSS for the active zeal and discretion he has evinced upon this occasion, but to speak of the merits of an individual in a community where his talents are so well known and justly appreciated, would be a work of supererogation, and we will barely observe, that upon the present, as upon all former occasions, where an opportunity has presented itself of developing those peculiar traits of character so essential in the discovery of evil doers, Mr. ROSS has acquitted himself in a manner to sustain his former high reputation. - Chronicle
STEAM GUN - The Potsdam, St Lawrence co. American, says that Mr. Jerah STONE, of Elizabethtown, Essex county, N. Jersey, has constructed a Steam Gun which has discharged two hundred times in a minute, throwing a ball at each discharge, with much greater force than a common rifle. The gun is easily directed, and with the apparatus, (weighing only five cwt.) is easily transported on wheels. The expense of constructing the gun is not great, and the principal of it is applicable to one of any desirable caliber. It is believed that guns on the same principle might be rendered highly efficient in the defensive operation of war. It is supposed that Mr. STONE does not claim entire originality in this application of steam power, but only very great improvement. Mr. STONE has constructed a fowling piece, which with powder and ball, he discharged fifteen times a minute.
On the 17th of August a hawk with bells to its thighs, and silver ring to its leg with the name of Henry F. FINCH engraved thereon, came on board the Spense, of Nort SHIELDS, bound to Quebec, in lat. 44 lon, 25, about midway between Iceland and the American coast, and died after being on board twenty days.
BREACH OF PROMISE - At the late circuit in Tompkins county, two causes were tried for a breach of the marriage promise; in one of which the fair one recovered a verdict of five hundred dollars, (all the recreant swain was worth,) and the other one hundred as a compensation for "hopes defered." At the same court a faithless gallant was mulcted in the sum of $250 for seducing and abandoning the girl to whom he had taught to love.
FATAL ACCIDENT - On Tuesday the 13th inst., a man named John DANIELS, from Lower Canada, employed in blowing rocks for Capt. Thomas CUTTS, in Biddleford, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a blast of power, Another man by the name of Daniel FOLSOM, from Vermont, was seriously injured, but is in a fair way of recovery.
This is the third accident which has occurred in this vicinity within a short time, in consequence of using iron instead of copper priming-wires. We believe tin tubes are safe substitutes for copper priming-wires.
RULAND, (VT.) June 20
On the 4th inst., by the Rev. F. H. CUMING, Mr. Jacob MILLER, to Miss Mary
On the 14th ult., in Brighton, by the same, Mr. Oliver THOMAS, to Miss Nancy
In Perinton, on the 3d inst., after a long and painful illness, Miss Maria
WHITTLESEY, daughter of Mr. Samuel WHITTLESEY, in the 25th year of her age.
Albert GALLATIN, minister to the court of St. James, lady and daughter, sailed from New-York on the 1st inst, in the packet ship Florida for Liverpool.
DIED - In this Village on the 13th inst., of a pulmonary complaint, (engendered
by the influenza and an over exertion in the extinguishment of a fire that occurred
in the village last winter,) William L. SPALDING, aged nearly 18 years. He was
an apprentice in this office, and for integrity, faithfulness, and steady habits,
(to his honour we say it,) he has seldom been surpassed. In his last moments,
he gave us the peculiar satisfaction of believing, that he had endeavoured for
a length of time, to prepare for a final and happy change. May others in their
lives imitate his example.
At his father's residence in Northbridge, Mass., on the 3d inst. Thomas CONGDON of this village aged 26 years 6 months. He had been lingering for a considerable time, with a dropsical complaint which he had in vain attempted to alleviate by visiting by visiting Saratoga Springs. A large circle of friends will sincerely regret his loss.
In this village on the evening of the 12th Mr. Asahel HOVEY aged 25 years; Late of Syracuse.
In Perinton on the 5th inst., Isabella KNICKERBACKER, aged 73 years, wife
of John KNICKERBACKER.
At Pittsford, on the 11th inst., by Simon STONE, 2d, Esq. Pierson A. READING, merchant of Rochester, to Mary B.GAW, of the same place, and both formerly of Philadelphia.
At Fredonia, on the 13th, Mr. Horace WRIGHT, of this village, to Miss Betsey FITCH of the former place. Both formerly of Connecticut.
In this village, on Sunday evening last, Mr. Thomas SIMPSON, Licensed Crier,
to Miss Agnes JOHNSON.
In this village on the 11th inst., Henry S. son of Edward DOYLE, aged 5 months.
In Sweden, on the 11th inst., Benjamin BARBER, aged 51 years.
In Clarendon, Orleans Co., on the 18th inst., Augustus STURGESS, aged 68 years, a revolutionary pensioner.
ADVERTISING A WIFE - A woman of decent appearance complained to the Police Magistrate that her husband was in the habit of annoying and abusing her when in his cups, to which he was much addicted. He not only insulted and neglected her, but endeavoured to obstruct her in obtaining a living. In proof of his disposition to annoy her, she produced a written handbill, which he had stuck upon the wall of their house, offering her for sale without the incumbrance of children.
The magistrate observed that this was a curious document; and that the conduct of her husband was doubtless a just cause of grievance to her; but unless she could swear to some specifick injury, he could do nothing in her behalf. It was certainly a great misfortune to have a drunken husband, but it could not be remedied by the police; and as to the advertisement, he knew no law under which it could be punishable. The complainant said she was sorry there was no redress, and wished the magistrate to give her the handbill, as she did not wish the printers to get hold of it. The handbill being given her she retired. - N. Y. Amer.