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pvtt, the pabllhr can oontlou to lend thoiu nn-
ire bold rii..nli.le till tbo aula tbelr bill, ami or-
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f"Ua" RATES OF ADVERTISING:
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t omiuarked on copy, will be continued until ro.
blil, hiiu clnirK'l awoorJIiiK1-
t. A. PLANTS, Attorney and Uouucelor
at l.nw, V.,in.?roy, 0. Offlo" tl? Court Hrtime.
LA6LEY Attorney &
and a-""CrI i1Iei-tlnif nr"M.t,
' Poinen0. office initio Court-
'JOni It- HANNi.
E-ARIIART. Auori.fyt. t
. O. All business entriMtdd to tliolr
' enrw will rouolve prompt i'ttent
Cnmiaelor at Law. Ofiloi:, 1.1 nn
islr"ut. cant side.
two door above T. J. SmitlVa Show nro, ipoHlt
thn ttaidiinrwn nuo. All lu-iii ulitruetrt'l to
Ills i-nre will reccivi- prompt uttmition.
TT . tuiTfci.s. .
UNITED STATES HOTEL. M. A
Huimom. Proprietor; (fo uu'riy occuV, ,1 by M. A
Wobaler) oiiJ quar belw the Ktlluir-Mjll.Pto-roy
O. Bv oudinvorw to lurcommodute b'tli man
' ua'l banl liitlio bol iiiuiinor. .Mr. Hudson hopes to
' Toeeive couatantly tucn-naing puiroiiUKO. S-j-y.
, ' HHYSIC1AKS.
iTlTitTCKPliysiciati and Suiyeon
' Waon rily. Vtt. AlloalU to the country promptly
rRV OtOns GKOCKK1ES T4.0THING.
ISAAC FALLER, Clothier, Grocer mid
Dry Gjo.la U-ialer. BmI Storn nljovo llounally oi
Juuii.uk'-, near tho itolliiiH-Mlll. Ponwroy, O.
Coimtrv Merchanla are respectfully rpquet-d lo
vail mid exttinine my tock ol Groceries, us I am
fin.ltdDiil tlmt I riinnot bJ iiiid.Tsold.
0. BRANCH & CO.. Dealers in Dry
Goods, Oroceri-is, Hardware, din'onswaru, iVc
E:it fide of C lurtslrout, thruo Uooi ubuvi- tliu
" T.irii"r of Front, ' '''
' 7ro Vv.ft T : X W . K K .
VV.J. PRALL, Mrtiiut'aiMuier of Tinware
and Doulerln every vurlotv of Rtovoa, etc., Coint
alrenl. I'onierov. 1-1
"MTiXS MACH IXK.s.
J VV. JONES, Proprietor Middleport Saali
' Factory awl Hit ling- Mill, ill UU nil orders In his
Una el busiuo punituully, mid at low nitoji.JJJ
niUrasalngornilin:tohl"i "I M Hi'i I "r1
STEAM SAV"iIlLL, Front street. Pom-
. .,...v,.ri Knn. Niiii H. Nve. Prouriotor,
1.11 m.iir tail Hill to order on short nolico.
liit'u cnii'tiuitly on hnml, for le.
EEVGERv'lLLE Sieam Grist Mill N.
ftjwart. Proprietor has been recently rebuilt, and
I snow prepared to do good work promptly. l-l
JOHN S. DAVIS, hns his Planing Ma-
' clilne.on Sugar Kim, Vomoroy, In (rood order, and
constant ..peratin. FloijonaT, wvuthor-board,,.B,
A.' :'U'l oiist i'.tly on hand, to rill ord.r. l-lb
PETER LAMBRECHT. -Watchmaker oi
lluiilurln Watche, Clocks, Jewelry and Fancy
Article. Court .troet, bulow the nsw BnnkitiS
lions", Ponieroy. wuicnea, -''
(.refiillr repaired on liort notice
W. A. AK'HER, Watchmaker and Jew
el,,, and wholesale nd retail dealer In Wati-ho,
Clorka. Jewelry nnd Fancy Good, Front-at., above
the HamlMgtou Houae, Pomnroy. Partlciilaratten-
Hon paid to repairing all articles ti my line. 1-1
KOOTS AXD BUOKS.
T. WHITESIDE, Manuiactuver of Boots
and Shoes. Front Street, throe floora above Plono
bridge. jThebostof werk, for Ladies and Gontle-
men, made lo rdr. '
McQUIGG cvt SMITH, Leather Dealer
and Finders, Cou rt street, 3 doore bulow tho Bank
and opponlte Branch's Store, Pomeroy, (
TOMEROY Rolling-MUl Co. have con
stantly on nand, and Tnake to order, a superior
qualitvof Iron ef nil sizus. Ordora iiroiiiptlyWco-
i cilled, by application tothe A(reut at tho Mill, orto
L. F. POTTBK.CInclnnatt.
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Salttwen-
tv-Bve cents per bnahel. Ofllre near the Fnrnnce.
C. GK A NT, Asrent.
POMEKOY Salt Company.
five cent" nr bushel.
DAI5NEY Salt Company, Coalport. bait
twenty-llveccnU perbusliel forcotintry trade.
j-1 ' , G. W. COOPKK, rieeretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY.-Blacksmith, in hi?
- now building, hack of the Bark building, Pomeroy.
Job Work of all kluds, Horse-ahoeing.dt., executed
.with neatness and dispatch I-fr
F.. LYMAN. Painter and Glazier, back
. .roam of P. Lsmbrecht's Jewelry Store, west aide
Court street, Pomeroy, O. . -1
HA 1)1)1. EH Y.
JOHN EISELST1N. Saddle. Harness and
-Trunk Manufacturer,. Frent Street, three oora be
low Court, Pomeroy. v. ill execute alt work on
V trusted te bis eare with neatnosa and dispatch. Rud
dles gotten nn in tbe neatest tftyle. t-99
JAMES WRIGHT. Saddle and Harness
t Makor.- Shop over Black and.' Ratlibum'e store.
Rutland, Q. ' . t-l
... . . WAGON HAKI5C. . -
"CARRIAGE & WAG N MAKING by
M. Bliitim, Front Street, llmr corner helowtbe
,; Holllng-Jsllll. Pomeroy, O. All artlcta In bis lino
of business manufactured at reasonable rates, nnd
thev sr espoeially recommended for durability,
t -.Vty - '
PETER CROSBIE. Wagon Maker. Mul-
- kerry street, wart side, three dsors Rack street,
' Pomeroy, Ohio. Manufsrtursr of Wagons, ni(r-
!, Carriages, Ve. AM ordera filled on short
. entire. ; 1-1
D. C. WHALEY. Surgeon Dentist.
Hnmmfr'a Builduc 9nd Ptory, RutUnd atreot,
ilddleport.O. All operatloaa pertalnlu U tbe
Mofesaron promoliy pnrrnrmea. iwuw
pon at their reaidene. If desired.
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IT ALfRKD TCNirrtOH.
Like aoula that balpnco Joy and pain,
M'lih tear and aiutlea from Heaven again,
Tbo lua I dun Spring upon the plain
Came In a mm lit full of ruin,
. . In crystal vapor every wbere. -Blue
Uluaof Heuveii luuKbed betwaec;
And, fur In foruat-deupa unsoun,
Tbe topuioul oliii-troo (atliured gru
From druiibt of buliuy ulr.
Somotlmea the lluet piped bU Bonn;
tioiuethuua Ibo lliroatlu wliiatlud atroiig;
Konielimoa tlio' apariiawU whuelod alolipc,
liualiud all tlie (trove from fur of wrougi
by graaay capi-n, and fuller aouud,
In curvoa the aflMr rlvor rxis -And
druouiug' tibctuut bad bugao- j- . ; i ,.
" To aiHrsad Into thefiorfecl fun
. Above Ibo teemiUK ((rouu J, '
Then In the boyhood of tlio year,
8ir Lauuuelot and Uneen Otilnevere
Houii through tlis covert of tbu duur,
Wltli bliaariil truble rlnliiK i-luur,
eoind a part of Joyou Sprluy;
A (town of triau-creau lk alio wore,
Uuoklud with (rold cluaji before;
A liglitRrdun lull of plumuavbi bore
Cloed in a golden riiif.
Kfw on aoinu twitted Ivy-net, .
Sow b) aouie lliikling rivulet,
lu moauue uiiKud with violet.
Ilia crjmu wiiilo iuuIj In puatrn aet;
And llxutur now alio altiiutned the jdaiua,
Tliut alia wiioao elliu pruncur apriiiK
by i,l);i.l lu vor warultnija,
V, u in nil Hie ylliuuieruiK moorluiid rluya -
V uu Jiiib-uin; oridlu-fcina. .
As alio fid fast through tun andsha'de,
1 ho Inippy wind upon iur pl: 'mJ,
Blowing Kie rlnifl-t Iroiutliu braid;
hlio lnukud to lovely uu lie awayud
'Jlioj-i-in with u.iini uugor.up,
A until liudgtvrn til utiiei' bliu,
Add all In worldly worm for this.
To wimtc lu w hole buurl lu nun Itlaa
. Upon lie; purloct lip. , i '
rut: xsaxsstx's t uwiL.
SKJiTCH FliOM Till. i'J.iit'Ji.10 OF A ili
In a certain muin.li in ilm year 1 8 , the
city of New York was startled by the dis
covery of a loul and brutal murder,
lliul had been couimkied upon Llie bod-
iesi of an ayed coiiplo, lesidni in
btieel, neai tlie "Five i'oiias." Tiie mur
dered pair had lived in that neighborhood
tor many eai, and tve'o generally es
teemed by tiie in i mbi' u u of Uiut vicinity
for their tjuiei and inutleiidive conduct.
They wcie of (Jeiniau exiraction, and
Lejj a binall Uiilorin' ea.ahlilinieiit, from
vvinch they derived a comfortable tubeit
ence. It wis hinted by nanny ot the
iieiyl.bora Unit," b'wiiiiy to their frugality,
they had nlUfkcaed a Very l.tle SUlll ot
iiloncy, upon' the' inlelesL of whicli they
intended to retiie fruru businebs, in tho
course of the following year. Indeed, tiie
old man. had hetiuemiy hjuited--wji;d lo
that ellect in presence of-his neighbors, J
but his wile hud us frefiuciuly couiradieted !
They were childless; nor was it known
with any decree ol ceriaiuty, whether they
haJ any rilaiives although a young man
supposed to be either a love-child or a
god-sJn was frequently known to visit
them. He was baid lo be a laVurite with,
ihe aged couple; yet, at limes, high words
had been heard to pass between him and
the old man; and it, wits supposed that
these quarrels took place in consequence
of the old man relusiug hini money when
he had applied for it.
. The hou;e in which the fatal deed was
perpetrated, constituted one in a row of
small dilapidate J frame tenements, occu
pied by yeudeis Of retail articles, suited
to the immediate wants of the surround
ing inhabi.aiHs that, lor the most part,
lived in squalid misery and crime. A low
gioggery, a maiine store, a butcher's shed,
a small bakery, a gloomy pawnbroker's
shop, were Hie principal houses in thtt
wretched group, wliile iheliithy brick tene
ments in the immediate vicinity, inhabited
by various races including Negroes,
Chinese, Irishmen, Italians, etc., were
falling into rapid decay, as were apparently
their inhabitants, crowding the various
rickety u loops of these dwel ing, and the
dark alley-ways, at all hours of the d;iy,
inhaling the foul and reeking atmosphere
of that poisonous district, which appeared
then as it does now to consist ol an in
dependent section of this great commer
At eight o'clock on Saturday evening
whereupon the murder was perpetrated,
the young man already alluded to, as the
supposed love-child of the ill-fuled man
aud woman, entered the butcher e shop,
situated a few doors trom the lalal tene
ment, and borrowed a long, sharp knife,
(or the purpo-e as he alleged -of divi
ding a quarier of bacon which had been
purchased that afternoon by his aged
Iriends. Mr. , the proprietor of the
butcher's shop, noticed that his counte
nance was flubiietl, aiidcoiiMderably agita
ted; but, as he had been him in that con
dition on numerous occasions when he
was supposed to have quarreled with the
old man lie imagined his trepidation to
proceed fiom a similar cause, and, conse
quently, took no immediate notice of tho
circumstance; and as he had luriherniore
lent him the knife for a similar purpose on
previous occasions, he did not imagine foi
a moment, that it was tu be employed in a
foul and revolting deed.
On the Monday morning following this
occurence, the neighbors were somewhat
surprised at beholding the store jf the old
tailor closed ai an . unusual late hour, for it
had been noted that bodi he'and Ins wife
were early riaem; but, as the upper part
of the dwelling was known lobe occupied
by lodgeis, that must have been disturbed
by any'uoise attending a deed of violence,
and, as these lodgers,' moreover, were
known to be on. friendly term3 wiili the
gfd couple, they imagined that the old
people had ovei-lept themselves, especially
as they were sometimes in the habit of en
joying themselves 0u Sunday evenings,
with such ol, their friends as were accus
tomed, to visit them;. but these were, few;
for the old couph were said ta. be penu
rious, and, consequently, .verse to receiv
As the day drew toward its close, and
(he shutters still remained unopened,' the
neighbors began to speculate upon the un
usual occurrence. They -held consulta
tions from the street with tbe lodgers above
but could gain no satisfactory information.
At length a general alarm, began to per
vade tho street; and at foui o'clock in the
afternoon,, it was deemed advisable to force
the doors of the room the old people were
known to occupy. This was accomplished,
when, upon entering a most ap'paling sight
met iheii view." Upon the floor, and near
to the' door,' Jay the old man, with his
throat cut from ear to ear, and weltering
in a pool of blood; while' near the fire
place ty .the body of his, .aged.-wife,..cuY
aud mangled in a most horjible manner.
Her brains had been beaten out, and she
had,, moreover, received many cuts and
gaahes upon her arms and would seem to
prove that she had made a desperate re
sistauce. The furniture was scattered about
the floor, and the wainscot was bespattered
with blood. In brief, a most cruel murder
haJ been perpetrated, but by wlium! That
was a mystery. . '
I was at that time residing in the city
of New York, employe on business of
some importance, having quilled England
for that purpose. I should mention that I
had originally been attached to the "Lon.
don Detective Police force," and that I
had thrown up that employment tor a
more lucrative calling of agent lo a large
mercantile iii m, that transacted business
with this country, aud from which I liad
been dispatched, as already mentioned, on
alinirs of importance. I may an well state
tl at in my former occupation,, 1 was con
sidered one of the tnosi expert of the de
tectives, and had been promoted in conse
quence thereof. Upou hearing of the mur
der, my old love for my former calling le
turned lo me, so that I could uot resist
tl e temptation of visiting the scene where
tho dark tragedy had been perpetrated
Indeed, I was urged and entreated to do
so by the members of the police depart
ment belonging to this city, who, 'learning
Irom report of my former position, and
the c:edit 1 hud gained '.heiein, were de
sirous that I should give my aid for ;lie
detection of the perpetrator or perpetrators
of this loul crime, promising, , at the same
tiniej.o obtain the consent of tho mercan
tile firm to which I was attached, for so
laud ible a purpose, and, also, lo recom
pense me lor all the trouble I might expe
rience in thoroughly investigating the
Accompanied by a posse of police
headed by their captain, I proceeded with
out delay to the house iri which'the criute
had been committed. Upon arriving at
the Sj ot, we found considerable difficulty
in forcing our way through the dense mob
that had congregated in .the road opposite
the house of blood, gazing up with in-
tenno curiosity at ihe first floor windows-,
and consulting in mysterious whispers.
Upon arriving at the dwelling, we pro
ceeded along the dark passage, from which
arose exhalations of a sickly odor, and
mounting the narrow and rickety staiicase,
w hich creaked under our footsteps,' pres
ently arrived at the fa:al room containing
the murdered bodies. The blinds were
closed so as to exclude the light from the
dreadful scene of slaughter. A candle,
whose feeble and bickly flame but added
to the gloom of the shihII apart men t, was
burning on the niant ie-piece, aud shed a
laiut 1-ght upon two dark heaps, over
which 1 stepped, and advancing toward
the window, threw open 'the blinds.
The slanting rays of the declining sun
streamed into the apartment, and fill upon
the two dark heps extended on the floor,
disclosing to view, the ghastly features of
ihe two murdered human beings I had,
during my career as detective, beheld
many victims ot the assassin's knife, but
must confess, that I never, until that mo
ment, . beheld a more revolting case of
" "A bad case, this!" says the captain of
police, with a sorrowful shake of the head.
'Very bad, indeedl" I replied, kneeling
by the side oi the murdered man. and
pushing aside his long, gray locks, thickly
clotted with the blood that had flowed from
a very frightful gash in the throat.
"This has been pretty sharp work," I
continued, "by which I would infer that
the contest if any took j lace, was of
short duration, as you may perceive, by
the remarkably clean wound, the edges of
which are smooth. This wound, I 6houI 1
imagine, has been inflicted with a narrow
and very sharp nstrument, probably w
keen-edged and pointed butcher's knife;
for you will observe that on this spot, un
der the right ear, where the instrument of
destruction first came in contact with the
old man's throat, there is a fine incision
increasing iu width as it traverses the neck
towaid the right ear, and is precisely such
as would have been inflicted by the instru
ment mentioned. That his death was
sudden, may be inferred irom this fact,
that there is no wound on either of his
hands,' Which circumstance would go to
prove, that he offered no resistance, and
without doubt, his death was almost in
stantaneous." We then examined his pockets, nnd
found them turned inside out," and rifled
of their contents by the hands of his mur
derer. Thio was manifested by the bloody
tinger marks by which" they were stained,
and which were doubtless madep by the
murderer only, inasmuch as the l ands of
the old man, were entirely free from the
slightest mark of blood. We then exam
ined . the body of the murdered woman,
which exhibited a very ghastly spectacle.
She had evidently been ' engaged in a
dreadful struggle with her assassin, for her
arms and legs "were literally hacked to
piece by the fatal instrument. Her fckull
had also b?en crushed by a blow from some
blunt weapon in the hands of a' powerful
man, and which' had doubtless' ended 'the
contest. The wound in ber throat was
jagged at tbe edges, which proved tbat she
:POMEROY, TUESDA Y MARCH 29, 1859. 1 ;
had been the second victim, us she diad
Erobably witnessed the butchery of her
usbani, and was In some- measure pre
pared to offer such feeblo resistance as her
age permitted, aud which' had prevented
her murderer from inflicting, a similar
clean cut by whicli he.haj dispatched the
old man. , Her jawa wore widely extended,
and upbn examiuing ' Injr teotlii closely,
I found adhering to them, sever.! ehrd9
of white calico, which circumstance struck
me; as aflbiding -evident thttsho .had
used litem in self-defenso spun ,ile person
of her assailant. .As I ii'eVer afiureft ap.
pearances of this nature, hiwevev'stighti
to escape me, I trath&rtul- ' x lilment f
calico, and then, with ' w,v.h(;lf
I always carried about "Willi me, took p.n
exact impressjou of the edges of her .teeth
for a light already began to dawn tipon me,
by which I fancied that I should bo ena
bled to trace the murderer.- I thou called
the captain's particular attention lo the
fact, that ull the wounds on the ruui dercd
woman, with the exception of the gashes
ou her left arm, were inflicted on the rijht
side of her person, and that the point -of
the weapon with which these wounds had
been inflicted, had entered the bly im a
slanting direction toward the ljt sie,
whicli warranted the supposition that ihey
had been give" by a left-handed person.
I also bade him observe that the wounds
on the throat had evidently been caused
by the murderous weapon's having been
drawn from left lo right, as in the case ot
the wound in the old man's throat, already
alluded to, where I found a Jiie incision
commencing on the left tide aud termina
ting in a wUe gash, toward the right ear,
which proved that the hand which had in
flicted the down stroke, had exerted its
force in that direction,' which case must
have beeu reversed if ihe assassin had
been a right-handed person. The captain
was struck with adtiiration at what he was
plesued to term my Detective Aouietiess,"
aud in his ecsiacy .viewed me as a being
endowed with superua'.uial knowledge and
pcnetiatioa. Tho pocket of the mangled
woman had also been turned HisiJe out,
and rifled of its contents, while upon ihul
floor were scattered portion ot her gray
locks tnat had been torn out by the roots.
I proceeded to examine ihe apartnienl
with a careful scrutiny. I li:tve alreuJy
mentioned that the neighbors burst open
the djor of the room, u crdr to gain ad
mission. The door, then, had beeu locked;
but by whom? Assuredly not by the
murdered victims, for we coulJ discover
no key within the room. It,w:s evident
that the iiHiitlemr, !, .oiuiinHiViug-iiwi
bloody deed, had made tax exit fioiu the
apartment through the door, which Jie lu 1
locked, and 4iad also takou tire key with
him. That lie had left the room in this
manner, was certain, for the ouUulo han
dle ot the door was smeared wi:h blood,
traces of which were aUo discovered on
the banisters of the siairs and on the han
dle of the street door. We aio examined
the windows, and found them fastened,
which proved, of course, tint the assas
sin could not have escaped from either of
these outlets. We then examined the
cupboards and chimney, but found no
traces of the assassin. The bureau had
been broken open, as had also several chests
under the bed, the contents of. which were
strewed ahuut the floor, the murderer.
doubtless, being sat isiiud with the money
he had lounu within tneai. wc wereaoui
to quit the apartment, when my eyes sud
I 1 f - .1 7 . L. . -
denly alighted ou severa faint but peculiar
marks upon the floor, which had hitherto
escaped my notice, and v-hich, to a super
ficial observer, might- have been allowed
to pass unnoticed; but as I had always
been uccusioined to give one parting and
scrutinizing glance prevpous to quiuit;-,a
scene of this description, I hutted, and
casLing my eyes close to the marks that
had attracted my attention, 1 buw distinct
bloody impressions of the nails of a man's
boot or shoe, upon the floor, not, only
near the bodies, but also iu a direction
toward the door.
I also traced them to tho landing outside
the door, and to the head of the staircase.
After taking the exact dimensions of these
foot-marks, 1 considered my present ex
amination as finished, leaving the rest ot
this mystery lo the judgment and discre
tion of the city police department, which
immediately issued an order for the airest
of the lodgers inhabiting t; is ill-fated
dwelling. A reward was also offered for
the apprehension of the young man already
alluded to as the love-child or god-son oi
the murdered peoplu, who hrtd ajipaieutly
absconded, but who, upon hearing of the.
facts, came furward, and, vo.uiuaiily de
livered himself up into ihe haiiui of the
law. I now began to have suspicions that
more than one person was concerned in
this dark act.
As in all cases of this description, a
coroner's inquest was held upon the bodies
aud a verdict returned lo ihe effect, that
they had been murdered by tho hand, of
some person or persons uiknown.
The prisoner was arraigned and tried.
Circumstantial ' evidence was certainly
strong against him. lie was known to
have frequently quarreled with the old
man, and the very day on which the mur
der was said to have beeu committed, had
borrowed a knife from a butcher in the
neighborhood, nnd which he had not re
turned, and which had doubtless been
used in the perpetration of the horrid deed.
His bands were aUo- scratched and cut,
aud there was a bruise under one of his
eyes. In my evidence I gave a plain state
ment of the fact? that had come under my
observation. T had also attended his pri
vate examination, and used my best en
deavors o ai rive at the' truth. The presiding-magistrate,
at my request, desired
him lo write his name in full. I asked
this, in order to observe whether ho used
his right or' left hand. He signed his
name .n firm, clear letters, and with his
right Land. At this, the captain of the
police glanced at me, and shook bis head
misgiviny ly, as though he would intimate
that for once in my life I was at fault. He
was then asked whether he could use the
left band for tho same purpose.' He re-
Elied that he could, and immediately wrote
is name with tlio left hand in equally fair
characters. This proved that be had the
facility c f using both his hands with equal
free Join, and that he was, iu fact, an Am
bidexter. But this proved nothing, nnd
I felt eomawhat puzzlfd. I then exam
ined the soles of his boot", and found them
to corrcispoud .exactly with the, dimensions
of the footprint I had discovered in the
room, wheie'tho murder had been perpo-tpcued;-.
but. tL'-rflvt,(!U4la-of . naiJai
Tlio '..question'. theii'Tvas, whether be ht.d
changed Ids bonis or shoes eince tho date
whereon tha mrtrtJer was committed. ; lie
said that ho hail , not, and that tkoso now
on his feet were the only ones ho bad worn
fov tho last three m uubs. He admitted
that he hal borrowed the butcher's knife
mentioned, and that ho had used it for the
purpose ho had been nssisied by the mur
dered man and woman; that if we would
search the small pantry ott the landing,
we would discover the btcon that had been
divided. When questioned what he had
done with the knife, he said he bad left it
on the table, in the room where the mur
dered mun and woman were found. That
during the evening he had quaiiclo I with
the old rriitn, from whom he had p.trted in
M!i jr, and in his agitated state of mind.
hd forgotten tu return tlio knife lo the
butcher, and thus, as previously sta'ed,
had left Holt i'is table. Wheu questioned
whether he had expected that toe victim
intended lo bequeath him their money at
their df.Hthfj, ,) candidly admitted that
-uch had L;en hie expectations. Ho was
then fully committed for trial.
There was an apparent frankness in the
demeanor of ihe young man, that, Bpile of
appearances agiiinst I'.nn, won my inituedi-
a:e esteem, and although 1 felt convinced
that the evidence about to be brought
ag-iiiist him, would end in nn ujtiinate sen
tence of death, 1 could not avoid feeling
prejMrssessed i.i his favor, and I forthwith
di-tci untied lo use my best efforts to save
him, provided 1 could discover the slight
est lact in his favor. In brfef, I did not
believe him guilty.
It appealed strange to the police depart
ment, when I founded my belief of his
innocence on the very, fact which would
probably -causd. the jury to render a Ver
dict of guilty. I allude to the circum
stance of hi having borrowed the butch
r' i.uifo. Tlie dpsw-undut smiled ir.cied
ulously at my assertion, and good-humored
ly b.ide me confess that for once my
vaunted system of tactics had failed. I
shrugged up my shoulders and said,
"Gentlemen, you may think as you please,
hut you may depend upon it, that a .man
that is going to commit a murder in a
certain locality, would never be so foolish
as to borrow atnile from anybody residing
in the immediate vicinity. It also appears
to me that this young man having been
so intimate s,with the murdered in.tti and
woman had a thousand opportunities to
use more subtle means for their destruc
.iou. I feel certain that the murderer,
or lather nuirder'tr are at large, and that
God being willing, I shall yet bring them
u justice; but whether 1 can accomplish
it in time to save the young man irom an
ignominious death, is altogether another
question. I do not believe him guilty,
and would furthermore state that, the
murderer whoever he msy be, had an ac
complice!" The young man was tried by an impar
tial jury, and, although he brought upon
the stand a great uuiuber of respectable
witnesses in his favor, he was. neverthe
less, found guilty, and sentenced to be
huii'' iu two weeks from thai date.
It is truly astonishing to reflect upon
the number of persons that congregate at
all. hours ol the day, at the various cating
hoines or dining-saloons- in this vast city;
and, I have no doubt, that many of our
readers are ready to acknowledge, that the
lare served up at most of these establish
ments is generally of a most excellent de
scription. At any rale, I have always
considered it to he so, in proof of which 1
beg leave to state that en that very after
noon I am alluding to the day on which
the young mar, was sentenced 1 felt un
usually sharp-set, and se ,ntered one ol
those favorite resorts, seated myself in a
box. where I found three individuals chat
ting merrily, (these being the only persons
present, with the exception of the landlord
and waiters.) I then called lor an oyster
stew. My companions were you ng men,
and in excellent spirits. They ouvvred
upon the opera, and then upon the pending
election, and other local matters. The
oysters were truly excellent. I rem.iiued
there for about two hours, then paid my
bill and departed.
I. must assuredly have possessed the ap
petite of a wolf on that week. for. I found
it necessary to pay continual visits to din
ing saloons, without being able to salioly
nij hunger; and I do veiily believe that 1
paid my respects to every eating house and
oyster "cellar in" this city, yet my appetite
On the following week I recommenced
my rounds, aDd visited eating house No. 1.
1 once more seated myself in a box, iu
which 1 found two individuals regaling
themselves over a plate of most excellent
roast beef and vegetables, the whole send
ing forth such a savory smell, that I coulp
not resist the temptation of ordering a sup
ply for myself. My companions, on this
occasiou, were somewhat more taciturn
than those wh6m I had met tliere on a for
mer visit, and seemed more intent upon en
joying; the 'excellent viands placed before
them, than entering into n conversation.
Somehow or other, I have always felt ner
vous in the compauy of ttyf-handed per
sons, and I found lliat one of these jjentle-
men cut his meat with his loft hand, which
he liad doubtless sprained, seeing that it
was bandaged with a broad black ribbon.
I cannot be certain whether my gazs at
tracted the attention of this gentleman or
not, but I saw that he eyed me with a very
ugly scowl. To avoid being rude, I seized
the newspaper, and forthwith commoiiced
reading with great attention. Of course,
it was not my intention to plr.y the eaves
dropper to what those two gentlemen might
bo pleased, to utter, yet their oot.versatiou
would obtrude itsof to my hearing; and,
presently, these two gentleinon who, by-the-by,were
rather unprepossessing in ll.eir
appearance. conamencod talking upou gen
eri siibjecta; but-th. theatiam4-io.
eiiiiroaa iTia.r'uIhif; "and I heard-the gen
tleman who had soowluJ ai me, tell his
companion that tie was engaged at the Park
Theater for a week, to "goon" in the mob
an a soldier in a new piece that was to be
produced that very evening, and that
"Bulky" had been engaged for the same
I must confess that I hare always
cherished a sincere Lvo for theatrical per
formances; indeed. I may say, that it has
been one of the chief delights of my life,
and even in these degenerate days of the
dra in a and clap-trap music, 1 cannot resist
the temptation of attending our theaters
tvo cr three times a week; mid I felt an ir
resistible inclination to visit the Park Thea
ter on that evening; so on my return home,
I cailed upon my old friend, the police
captain, to whom I imparted tho. desire I
felt to eee the performance on that eve
ning, offering, at the same time, to
treat him to the pk, if ho would honor
me with his company. There must
have been something peculiar in my
countenance when I made this announce
ment, for my friend, the captain,
eyed me curiously, and slapping his thigh,
exclaimed, "I'm blest il you havn't
tracked them!" I shruy-ged up my
shoulders, being entirely ignorant, of
course, of the subject to which he alluded,
and, after obtaining his promise to accom
pany me, took my leave.
- As I was anxioui to obtain a front Beat
in the pit, I took care to be at th theater
at an early hour, and, altera pretty tough
squeeze at the door, succe-ded in gaining
a very comfortable seat behind the leader
of the orchestra. .
.The house socn became densly crowded,
for the new piece was of a local character,
and according to the programmj, would
doubtless, turn out a highly attractive
affair, as it certainly proved to bo; but I
mut-eonfesw-thnt" the ponion which at
tracted my curioiiy occurred at the end
of ihe piece, when a grand battle between
the American and iMiglisli troop
iiid in which notu parties lougn wun un
. , , . i . f i
equalled bravery and determination.
There was, of course, scuffling hetwunn
the parties engaged, but the American
soldiers fi nail prevailed, knocking down
their enemies iu all directions; and, a men
engaged in - these sanguinary representa
tions will fall about the Stage in divers
positions, it so happened that one of the
supernumeraries a stout, burly fellow
was thrown upon his back, with his feet
toward the.audience, so as to exhih t the
soles of his boots oinamented with huge
bright hob-nails, and whicli, strange to say,
were so arranged, as to exhibit device ex
actly corresponding with those foot-tracks
I hud discovered in the murdered people's
ajjartmeut." . .
I pointed this circumstance lo the police
captain, who stared aghast. Rut, no time
was to be lost, and, as the curtain fell, we
jumped upon the stage across the orches
tra, and, pushing aside the curtain, suc
ceeded in singling out the gentleman with
the auspicious looking boots, together with
my scowling friend, whom I had that very
day met at the eating saloon, both of whom
we immediately conveyed to the Toombs.
On the following day, these two men
were examined, but they stoutly denied all
knowledge of tho murder. They were a
pair of ill-looking ruffians, and the gentle
man with whom I had the honor of dining
on the piecedingd iy, eyed me with a dark
and fughtful scowl, as I measured the
soles of his companion's boots, which cor
responded exac ly with the measurement
I had taken of the bloody fool-tracks. I
then desired the scowling gentleman to un
bind his wrist. This he refused to do,'
upon the plea that his physician had
strictly ordered him lo keep it in a ban
dage, lest it should come in contact with
the air. Upon being asked what ailed
his band Aged limb, he replied that he had
received a hurt in falling Irom a coach. 1.
nevertheless, insisted upon Ins unbiiidm
which he did with a dogged reluctance, j
and upon our examining it, we lound the
impression of teeth firmly indented in fl .'sh,
and corresponding precisely with those of
the woman's 1 had impressed upon tho
wax. Notwithstanding all this evedence,
they still persisted in their iniioc"tice.
But, in searching their lodgings, further
evidence of their guilt came o light.
These lodgings were bituated iu the rear
buildings.of a dark alley-way, nearly op
posite the fatal dwelling and iu which itie
identical, knife wherewith the dark deed
had been committed was discovered con
cealed in'ail 4ld sink. Finding escape
impossible, they finally confessed their
yuiil, aud were sentenced, accordingly.
It appeared that they had long premed
itated murdering, the old man and woman,
in whose possession they expected lo find a
large sum of money. That the very eveti
intr whereon; the . wronjifully i accused
young 'man had borrowed the knifu, they
find entered the house between tire hours
of eleven and twelve. ..Proceeding up ihe
dark aud narrow staircase. with due cau
tion, they peeped, through the chinks of
the door into ttatHooui occupied by the old
man and woman. .'That the old. man's
back was turned loward therp. .Opciun
the door cautiously, they auudenly
tiac.ted tho eyes ot thu oil wuuiui
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npon beholding them,' uttered .a cry,
whereupon the old man turned round and
confronted them. That a butcher's knife
lay on a eide table, which. "Juke" . the
I&ft-handed individual, immediately aeiied
in preference to his own short dirk
and cut the old man's throat,. That the
old woman, thereupon, endeavored to raise
an alarm, but that the "Bulky" the gen
tleman with tho quos'.ionable boots had
rushed upon her, in order to prevent her
carrying it into efStot. That Jake having
dispatched the old man -who fell without
a struggle advanced with his knife upon
the old woman who resisted dparalely
and seized his hand between her teelh;
lapera'ing it Bevei-oly. That h foujjht to
the last, And warded off the blows from the
butcher's knife, with both Iter arms; but
was finally dispatched, beiag felled to the
ground by a blow from a chair in the hands
of Bulky, when Juke "finished it off" by
cutting her throat. They then rifled the
bureau, chests, and pockets of their vio
tiis, and finally quitted the apartment,
locking tlje door, and absconding with the
Tho young man who had so narrowly
escaped falling a victim to circuni'stantial
evidence, was of coarse, acquitted, and
received all the clue congratulation from
ihose who had pieviously deemed hlna
guilty; while my friend, the captain, and
the police department duly acknowledged
that the manner in which I ha 1 arranged
matters to 'ietet the left-handed gentle
man smacked of originality, and that I had
not altogether been undeserving of the
credit and approbation I had received dur
ing my experience in my former capacity
as Oxe oif thb Detsctivk Police Forcs!
Not long ago, there came to Mr. Da
vision's the most curious specimen of an
old bachelor the world ever heard of.
He was old, gray, wrinkled, and odd.
He hated women, especially old maids,
and wasn't afraid to say so. He and Aunt
Patty had it hot and heavy whenever
chance threw them together. Yet still he
came; and it was noticed that Aunt Patty
took unusual pains vvuh her dress when
ever he was expected. One day ihe con
test waged unusually strong. Aunt Pattv
left him in disgust, aud went out into the
"The bear!" she muttered, as she
stooped to gather a blossom which attrac
ted her attention.
"What did you run away for?" sail a
grufl' voice, close to her side.
"To get rid of you."
"You didn't do it. did you?"
"No; you are worse than a burdock bur."
"You won't get rid of me, neither."
"I won't, eh?"
"Only in one way."
' "And that?"
"Marry me." i
"What, us two fools get married?
What will people say?"
"Tlias's nothing to us. Come, Bay
yes or no; I'm in a hurry."
"Well, no, then."
"Very well, good by; I sha'n't come
"Stop a bit! What a pucker to ba in!"
"Yes or no?"
"I must consult "
"All right; I thought you was of age.
"Jabez Andrews, don't be a fool. Cmue
back, come back, I say. Why, I believe
the critter has taken me for earnest.
Jabez Andrews, I'll consider."
"I don't "vant no considering. I'm
gone; Becky Hastings is wailing for me.
I thought I'd give you the first chance.
All right. Good by."
Jabez Jabez! The stuck-up Becky
Hastings sha'n't have. him, if I iia for it.
Do vou hear? Y-e-s!'
Lileot u Scwi:iper Editor In Call-
Ila rises at 10 o'clock in tho morning,
dies&eo himself, takes his hat, already
pierced with three or four bullet-holes, and
goes to a restaurant to get his breakfast,
ho returns to his office, to read the moin
ing papers, lie finds that he is called a
wretch in one, in another a liar, and iu a
third a villain, llu smiles at ths thought
of having something to do, and signs his
name to three t:hnlihgfl, which he invari
ably carries about hiiu iu order that he
may be ready for any emergency. ' These
no dispatches, and eiw down to write an
article, when he is suddenly, interrupted
by some interloper, whom he is compelled
to throw out of tho window. At noon, he
leai us that his challenges have beeu ao-
c.-pted for the Hex;, day. At three o'clock,
he 'oes to firlita duel which had bden ar
range I the day beiore, kills his man, and
returns to dinner. On his way from din
ner, gets mixed up in a riot, and gets some
bruises and wounds. When he reaches
his sanctum, he finds and infriial machine
on the teble. Without manifesting the
least surprise, he throws it out of the win
dow, lie then writes a leader on Moral
reform this done, hjes to the theater.
On his way, he is at-weked by three men;
he kills two, and takes the third to tho
nearest station house. When returning
to hisioflice at three o'clock at night, he
be. its a man who tries to ivl) him; kills a
dog with a stone; is almost run over by a
hackney coach, aud on tne threshold of
his own door receives two inure bullets
in his hat; then congratulate himself oil
having passed a quiet, day, writes till two
in the morning; returns to bed, and sleeps
tranquilly. ' ,
3T Fanny"- Fern, writing of "Erery
Thing," 'siyj: "Talk about, the curi
osity if Woman." Show but a strip of
win to atuekings above your boot, or a bit
of uu embroidered shirt, or a Balmoral,
and you ut.iv' lo.td a "Now Yorker by the
nooeali ovvrMatilia'.utii, hIiIk.o 'h all Wall
I tireet eia.,1 waiting Uf him.