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'.'LIBERTY AND UNION,'
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l.wp(jr Sabsoiiptlon mi AdreitUir; Aj-ncjr,
rHaiir.rH)A; New Yihk, Pities and Hal
Timor e, is our uuihorfctrd agent lu ieivr and
receipt for subscrijitiou and advtilUvmeiu lor
PRODUCE OF ALLKISDS.is rtreiv
td'fcT ihf. uryUlmi mat kit fiicts, on Sub
urtptian or AJitrlvirmn'.s, ul t.'.U oj,'.ce.
Money is not refused.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVEN
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVEN TION.
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X Uisuan. lu i:ir 'ici ions v an vi i in -
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Central Conimtttre, the Democrats ot;
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V intoncounty mtt at M.An'iiir, on ,
Saturday, the 13th of Dec, 1854 a,d ;'
organized by appointing Dr. L. Ho,.-
u, Chairman; ad K. F. BiHAa,
a , ti i . , i.i i-
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the meeting to U the arpomtm cl;
a flpWate. or dIpfatfs. lo r-nniiiH
Vinton county, in the Democratic Con
vention, to be held in Columbus, Jan
uarv tub, 1855.
On motion of E. A. Eratton, Esq.,
the following resolution wa3 unani
o , :o it '
liesoivrd, That Vinton count v is en
titled to two delegates in :iid Cr.n've
tion; when, upon mr ticn, ciivifinioa
appointed J. A. V,w.pkn and E. A.
BaATTON.said deletrates: and on motion
L. HOLLAND, Chairman.
E. F. BINGHAM, Secretary.
AitiBt, requests us to lalorm t.te public
that be intends, with tlw ppr'batini;pur,ici:
the citizens ofMrAriliiir,',) get up a
Pnze Scheme ol one huinbvdrlnmes.jp.j,,
"w,u"inr,r ,'"i:Jf -;
Bne Gold U atcb, H tndsou p, Gold
fine Gold Brea.lpms, Gilt
Lockets; superb p.iCnerreotM:e Oe
and Pictures and fthtr nitii-le. We
have not the least doubt but tint the al
I., win ur nic i,ucn:iieiu 01 a
dollar. Mr. E. will rive the i.Siticu
lars in a few daj i
Leach's Case. An impression has
gone abroad in our county that tho S l
premo Court had sot aside the verdict
T r CT- l- S; Tnd R.r.1M,,d a !,pwifc'
..ic io uui iiui iin: iiiL'bilUtib
in tlie case urc not let t!i:.-po.nl of.
Lkacu is not yet taken, nor heard I'.m
since a day or two after be bro!:e Jail.
More Negroes for Jackson Ohio.
We see by the following paragraph
from flie Guernsey Jejjercor.ian that
our Bisicr cor.niy is ai onuo receive a
few more of demjustfa:ni!f.
narginia. e tioji tiiey vii
visit tne henroosts in V ui!o:i:
'Sixty iiijiiuniiueil slaves In mT.oiii?n to..
Va., passed over the Central 01, i.) Itail ro;ni
rn the 22 1 insl.to a home puri !ucil for them
in Jackson countv in tlii Siiile, by th-ir de
ceased mastet 100 other slave., liberated bv
the 8a ml man preceded lliPin.some time shire;
destined Jor the some place.
Good Bask Paper Annum latld.
-A correspondent of the Albany Ex
press, writing from New York, furn
ishes an account of a mver-tion
which bids fair to work a revolution i
the production of bank noies. T
inventor is a Yankee, who has con
trived, by photography, to mauulac
ture spurious bank bills which e'ety
detection. As a test, tlie inventor
took Irom tbe president of a bar.k in
New York a $.5 note of his ovui l an!
and on tbe following d.v
with an imitation which
eimilated the genuins tliat the presi
dent was unableto identify his or. n bill.
He deposited the spurious bill with a
number of good ones, at the counter o!
his bank, telling the officer (hat h? be
lieved one of the bills to be counterfeit,
but tbe teller decided that all were
The floating batteries in the course
of construction in England, will be the
most formidable ever projected. They
are all of forged or hammered iron
J1 ate, four inches and n half thick,
inea insid with wood, and will weigh
ure 1,500 tons. From actual experi
ment, it has bren proved that they will
fce impervious to any shot or shell.
The construction of these encines ol
war very cimcuit and expensive
Call oct the Militia. The
Brownstown, Tenn., Deniomt gives
fin account of the proceedings of a set
ci lawless men in tl:at and tne adjoins
jhg counties, who havetakrn the name
X)f "Begulatcrs." Some eight or ten
persons have Leen lj r.cbed by them,one
of, whom it is iincier.tocd, bai since
died ef his wounds.
Bigotry and Intolkiianck.- The
Israelite, a Hebrew paper published in
Cincinnati, in its last number, says the
committee of School Examiners in that
eity say tl-ey will employ no teachers
in the public schools who are either
Jews or Catholics. By and by, Meth
odist or some ether feet will be exclu
ded. A druken laborer who had lain down
ot) the railroad track.r.ear JeOersonville,
wis cut to pices by a freight traia ooj
tui Tueday - '
RALLY ON THE CLARIONS EIGHTH!
1111IICI UOfcl I K' 51 rtllHtl 111 null lull.
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Let h;fmi fend a tit Ration tried and
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i:e ll.ci"'. 6,id e "7 jTinv Ll I l'
P,on w,!1 tAlV2
.'spin c convert on, Lit lor the lestivity
S of old, when the lire of the old Jack
or .... . ,af, ,.UMrm
The Stcubinville . Un ion " remarks
upon the new spirit which has been in-
r. l l. - .i n
luseu into our rant. since me caning
ot (he State Convention. It remarki
upon the union which defeat has pro
diu-eJ in our ranks, and upon the tot.
tering condition of our enemies since
tliPir motley triumph:
"VrmocraU who were erunared in
the tup so artfully set are leaving the
organization by hundreds and renewing
allegiance to their old f?.ith. I hey
willingly acknowledge their error, and
ire resolved to make amends in the fu-
ture by a hearty support of Democrat-
ic men and measures. The Free Soil
party h also cut loose from the Know
Nothing?, and will hereafter
their orgmizalion Irrm such
lirt alliances. ' The Know
themselves Invtf already coninienced
quarreling, the 'rank and lile' proterding
igainst the ttraniueal usurpation ot
power practiced by the leaders, and it
is very evident that this organization,
which threatened at one time to become
a formidable element of opposition,has
early run its course."
Lit the Democrats who are sound to
the core winnow their ranks of those
Jmidnisjht spirits who
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La re-kindled to warm
Death Gov. Dorr of Rhode Island.
;iied on n war against tne ctiarter oi
,.toi i.c- Tit mul ttm con-
sm..:ve Mi0)SOi Rhode Island-not
jVuitlo??, for time has modi
of .:cj ,jie tUaniiical lealures ol tbc Rhode
and t10 loring
Democracy of that Utile State are de
le:inilie(! tllDt otj,er ref0rms shall be in
Lockets, ltMod there. The Democracy of
0hio loved and cherished the virtues
of Thonias y. Dorr, and they will
Our telrt;rapli yesterday informed us
of the death of ibis intrepid Democrat.
fie h.u looi been laboring under a dis
(lie seeds of which were sown in
tbe Algerian p;ison,nearthe old marshy
cove at rrovidence. The death -ol
Gov. Dorr is a murtvrdom, attesting
his earnest sense ot popular rights,
guarantied by the Declaration of inde
pendence, and to attain which he car
&io.:al irier.d,tothe celebrated Ch'em-
In this' mammon-worshiping Age, it
;srre to lind a man place bis rueful
to the puLlir, before bis interest
Uui'ing it iaiu wm. to inu - vn
Ui.nr. J. C. Avcr.whose namo is now
pc.hips more familiar than any other,
nt the bedside o! sicknes3,in this coun
try. Knowing t!io unprecedented pop
ubvity of his medicines, and the ini-men.-e
sale cl llirm, we had expected
to fir.d him a millionare, and rolling in
wealth. Cut no, we found him in his
laboratory, busy with bis laborrs,
among Ins cniciiiies, aicinuics, ana re
torts giving his best J ersonal care to
t!e compounds, on the virtues of which,
thousands hang for health. We learned,-that
notwithstanding bis vast busi
ness, and its prompt returns in cash,
the Doctor is not rich. The reason as
signed is, that the material is cost
ly, and he persists in making his prep
arations so expensively, that the nelt
Mr. Wm. Pratt arrived in Austin on
ihe 0;h ult , from the Ilaninj; Camp.
Tbe Stale Tines has the following
news furnished by him :
Captain Travis had returned from
his scout without having discovered
David Dean, a member of Captain
Travis' company, killed Mr. Kirk, a
messmate of his, in Fredericksburg.
The murder was dastard and cold
blooded. The exertion of Capt. Tra-
is alone saved ths murderer from the
infliction of summary vengeance by
Capt. Walker, after returning from
(he San Saba, made a recounoisance
on tne Head ot tlie uuaaalupe. tie
encountered a party of Indians killed
several and recaptured nineteen Amer
ican horses. The particulars of the
engagement were not given to Mr.
Gapt. Henry is still out. He is re
ported to have drawn supplies for a
month, and purposes finding Indians,
Col. U lute wag in the vicinity, and
the companies of Walker, Travis,Hen
ry, and itogers, were to have leen mus
iiito the United States service on the
'Kth. Two ct the companies arc to
be sent to Fort Clark and two to Fort
Mpr Ben McCulloch was in Aus
'in at last accounts.
T.tUtT fOB THE PoO IS itEirABK, N.
J. It is stated that upwards of three
ihouand mechanics are now withoteni
ployment in the city of Newrk, New
Jersey, and that the greatest desli t.Uiun
prevai!sainoii3 the larger porton of the in
lu view of the fact, an association for
I lie i r relief has heen- formed, an J the
tit haa been divided into thirty-niue
districts, and in each district a visitor
haa teen chosen, select. J from the moat
philanthropic citizens, whose duty it is
to a see i tain who are in ths most need)
tircuuistanceeand afford relief.
A street preacher has appeared in
St. Lcuis, who proclaims .hat he is
Joe Smith, of Moimon memorv.came
to life rin to Mc-rmeni'ze the world.
THE INFERNAL MACHINE
TRAIL OF WILLIAM ARRISON,
Fir the Murder of Isaac Allison.
Arrison found Guilty.
' The aruraeut In this cast closed at
Thunday noon. Tho Court chargtd '.ha
Jury, civiitg them imjurtially the law
in the me. From that point we giva
our reroil in full.
Aftei tha Jury returned, the Court or
dered lecesi oulil 0 o'clock in tbe
truing. The Jury were conducted to
ill room adjoining the' Court, where a
warm dinner had been prepared for them.
The door was locked, and a Deputy
Sheriff atatioued at the outside, to guard
a ih'. respond to tlie calls of the Jury.
l'U a Jurors sat at table souie time, ll first
iu silence, but gradually approaching
and discuiing the caee, After dinner,
and an interchange of views, a vote waj
proposed, as lo lindi T, the prisoner guil
ty of murder io the u U degree, ll was
taken solemnly and resulted, -
Those voting in the negative gave
their reason, and points opou which the v
doubted, were eipUiiied. After filleen
or twenty minutes bud been thus spent,
a second vote was bad, which resulted,
Iu few minutes a third ballot wm
had, which resulted,
By which the Jury agreed to report a
verdict of gnilty of murder in tht firil
The third ballot occurred after the
Jury lud been in their room about an
huur. Thy announced the fact that they
wtie ready to lepcrt about 4 o cluck, but
ill e Couilnot being in session, they were
detained in the jury room uutil C o'
THE EVENING SESSION.
A little after six o'clock the court
room was again opened to spectators, a
large crowd of whom were in waiting.
Even the teat reserved for the bent til
of the fair tex soon filled with idlers.
Inside the bar it was soon inoivn that a
verdict had been agreed upon. What it
ivuH. was not known, hut it was easily
guetsed at, "Eirly verdicts are always
dguiut the prinoaor," was whisprnd in
more than oue ear, and tho general ex
pectation was against the accused. A
solemn anx'.ety was depicted on every
countenance, need wish to hear the few
words upuu which the lile of a fellow
being depended. The jury came into
Court, euch and every one (resulting
that demeanor due to their position.-
The utmost silence instantly prevailed.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRISONER.
With the jury, the prisonei was
brought into Court, and for the Aral time
during his trial, wus placed upcu the
prisoner's bench. He folded his hands
and turned his eyes to the jury. We
had a fuir view i f his countcuunr. It
wus sorrowful, deeply traced with care,
jet fixed. An occasional deep ilrjwn
sih,enda nervous twitching of Ihe flu
j;ers, were the only sigus of emotion.
Yet his appearance teemed pitful, the
occasion may have qflcctod our vision,
hut we no longer saw in liiin the bold
young mun, facing the most conclusive
evidence eguinsi him, sml buojed by
He seemed to feel his fate!
RENDITION OF THE VERDICT.
The clerk asked the jury if they had
agreed upon a verdict. Utter silence
prevailed as the foreman arose and piss
ed the sealed verdict to the Court. It
was opened and read:
"We, the jury, find the defendent,
William Arrison, Guilty of murdct in
the fubi decree, as charged iu the in
diet tu c u t."
W'liei. it wis read there was a trove
'iiriong the spectators, as if disposel to
applaud. One man slid rather loudly,
"that is rigiii!" but the prompt call ol
the Deuuty She rill for order was instant
ly obeyed. The announcement made no
change in the prisoner's countenance; a
deep drawn sigh was his only respo:ice.
A young lady sitting by the side of Julge
Fhn n burs, into tears, and even his
lUuor steined much affected. Dcairous
of sparing the prisoner' feeling) ut
muchas possible', Deputy Slier i li II ig
don give hi in a seat behind tbe Sheriff's
desk where he was free from the gate ol
the spectators, which was fixed tpon
The jury was polled, snJ each juror,
as his name was called, responded to the
verdict. They were then discharged by
the Court, who thanked them for llieirl
patience throughout the long ami tedi
MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL.
Judge Key, on behalf of the defense,
made a motion for a new trial, and ask
ed an arrest of judgment. The Conn
ordered the motion to be entered on the
minutes, The motion, we presume, wili
be argued a an early day. After this
the Court adjourned.
ONE FRIEND TO THE LAST.
We lute mentioned that when the
verdict was reudered, a young lady bunt
into tears. Soon after, she seated h;r
ielf beside the prisoner, and engaged iu
close conversation wi'h him, during
which tears flowed i reel down her
cheeks. We understand that during his
residence her last summer, he paid hie
iddresses to the young lady. She ws
subpecned by the Siate to testify agaiusl
i he prisoner, but took the summons so
much to heart, that Mr. Truden, the
Prosecuting Attorney, agreed not to call
her as a witness. We sre not aware
what the prosecution expected tu prove
by her, but suppose it was nothing o!
great moment. She has been iu constant
attendance during the trial, manitejtiiig
a great interest iu the proceedings. She
continued in close conversation with
the prisoner until he was taken from the
RETURN TO JAIL.
The prisoner was escorted back to jail
about seven o'clock. lie bad left it on
ly a short lime previous villi hope, but
he returned a convicted murderer. In
stead of conducting him to bis old quar
ters. Jailor McLean took him to what is
known as the Fatal or Murderer's Room.
It is small apartment in the old build
ing, fronting on the main entrance, a
comfortable but well secured apartment.
It is called the Murderer's Room, from
the fact, that persons convicted of mur
der in the first degree hav always been
confined in tha apartment, snd the Fa
tal Room, from the f.ct, that every in
mate of the spartment, so convicted,
with the exception of Captain ' James
Summons have suffered tho full penalty
of the lavr. It is the room where Cow
an, Hoover, Davis, Lecouut; and other
murderers spent their last days. It had
been well cleansed, end cumfortably fur
nished by the Jailor, who anticipated
the verdict of the jury.
The orisoner had but little to say. As
soon as be wss taken into tha room, jail
or McLean informed him that he had an
unpleasint puty to perform, that he
must strip him and examine his clothing.
The prisoner made no objection, butim
mediately changed every particle of
clothing, putting on those furuuhed by
.he J lilor. Tlioe he look off vera in pos
session of by Mr. McLean, who search
them. The prisoner requested the Jail
or to burn soma papers in his pocket-
book, which was done in his presnce. At
an early hour he threw himself upon his-
bed, and overcome, wr s soou asleep.-
He will be kept in close confinement.
None but his relatives or attorneys will
'oe allowed to communicate with him,
and they only in the presence ot one
of the officers of the
REVIEW OF THE TRIAL.
This trial, from its peculiar charnct
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er, has elicited general interest, i ne
awful death of Allison and his wife
hocked the whole community, and their
murder pronounced 4 crime almost un
equalled in history, Every citizen fell
an interest in discovering the author of
the fiendish outrace, and at first uatur
ally looked among those steeped with
crime, and imbued with human blood.
One circumstance, and then another,
and another, until their combination de
stroyed all uncertainty, pointed to the
convicted prisoner, a young man, but
little known, and that little iu his fa
vor, es the murderer.
He had fled; a large reward was offer
ed for his arrest, and for months the po
lice were on his track. They luat sight 1
uf him, but again, by the slightest mis
take, discovered his whereabuuii, arrest
ed him, and brought him In trial, 'l lie
evidence ug-iiust liim wus unknown tu
the community. No preliminary tiialj
was had, and no testimony given, only
before the grand jury, which was ut
course lucked up in the bosums of the
jurors. This im-reused 'he public anxie
ty tu leant what woulJ be developed in
The appearance of the prisoner was iu
his favor. He boldly declared his inno
cence, and expressed no fear uf a lair
and im partial trial; and his conduct in
dicated anything but guilt.
As the trial progreated, the testimo
ny produced by the Slate was appeal I
ing. The history of the prisoner, fur
five days, as produced Iroin some forty
witnesses, strancers to each other, and
one nut knowing what the other would
testily, but all coiiueciing the prisoner
with the iufurnal machine. The bux
which contained the deadly instrumcn,
and which had been gathered in (rag
men ts, was produced. The carpenter
that made it, knew it by uncriug mams,
and pointed to the prisoner as the man
who had it made.
The curd upon which was written the
direction, was recognized by the man
who penned it, and who knew the pris
our ws3 the man wliu ordered it, A quar
rel with the deceased, sml personal
threats of the prisoner, appeared beyond
dispute, and in fact, from Thursday mor
ning to Monday evening, be was traced,
in the prep-ration of his murderous box.
Yet the prisoner did not dispair. How
will the defense meet this array of evi
dence, was enquired by every one. They
met it lamely. They relied solely upon
the prisoner's previous goud character,
and the J J ing declaration uf Allison
pointing tu another as perpetrator of the
Those who read the testimony, and
followed the case tliouliout its tediuusisustain
investigation, had but one Opinion I
that the priioner is the murderer!
Such was the general sentiment, such
the anticipated verdict of the jury.
Able cousel rtppeaied on both sides.
Tho Prosecuting Attorney and his assis
tant, conducted the prosecution with
marked ability, and the argument uf the
opposing cousel were masisrly effor's
A half a day was occupied einpannel'
ing a jury, and a more honest one was
never cmpauiielled iu this country.
Four days and a halt were occupied in
the examination of witnesses, and four
days in the argument. Every indul
gence was allowed the defense, and Ihs
prisoner s counsel all declared that ne
had a fair and impartial trial, Though
the court room was crowded during the
entire proceedings, there was no wild
excitement, no outside attempt to influ
ence the proceeding.
Every body felt an interest in the
cake, but every one seemed auxioi.3 thai
a full investigation be had and that jus
tice ulooe be meted out.
This ends our notice of this celebrat
ed case tlie hist instance iu ourconu
try, if uol iu the world, when it was
proved that an infernal machine killed
the being lor w Loin il was made.
The Motion for a New Trial.
The motion for a r.ew trial uf Arrison
the couvicted murderer of Allison, was
called up in the Criminal Court this
morning. The counsel fur the delensr
not being ready to argue the inution, ihe
argument was postponed until 2 o'clock
this alteroouu. We uiulersaud that the
defense n ill ask fur a new tiial upon the
lollowi ig ground:
1st, 'I hat ihe verdict is contrary to the
2nd. That the verdict is concrary tu
3d. That the verdict is contrary to tbe
instructions uf the Cuurl
4th. That new evidence has been dis
covered, uf tbe u'.most consequence to
Ihe accused, viz: 1st. That the turn-key
of the jail will testify that the boy King
visited ihe jail previous to the trial,
and beingasked to pick out the man who
give him the box tcTte delivered at t h
Marine Uosnitil. uuhf sitatinaly picked
out a prisoner named Pogne, who bears
no resemblance to the prisoner Arrison.
' 2d. That they can prove positively
that the card upon the box, left in the
hosiery store by the buy King, was not
fastened to the bux,y a lady who vis
ited ths hosiery store with her little
buy, while the box was there. .This lady,
it is asserted, will testify that her child
took the card from the box and carried
it away from the store, sud as soon as
she discovered the fact, she made him
return and replace it, just where be
If Judge Flynn does not grant anew
trial, he will be apt to sentence the
prisoner, as soon as tbe motion istlispos
ed of, probably this evening or to-mor
row morning. If the motion for a new-
trial fails, application may be made to
a higher court through a w rit of error, or
the executive clemency solicited. The
prisoner still insists upon his innocence
The Motion for a new trial overruled!
The Prisoner's Statement! Sentence
of death Passed!
Yesterday afternoon the motion fur a
new trial was argued before" Judge
Flinn, Mr. Dickson and Judge Johnson
appearing for the prisoner. Mr. Pruden
declined renlvms on tbe part ol the
State. The basis of the motion was as
stated above. Judge Flinn gave notice
that he would take the subject into con
sideration and announce the decision to
The court was no sooner opened at 9
o'clock, this morning, than every inch
of space was filled with spectators. The
attendance uf members of tho bar was
e. The prisoner was brought into
court and -eated on the prisoner's bench.
We noticed no particular change iu Ins
appearace, except that he was more mel
ancholy than usual. His brother seated
himelf beside linn, and the two were
engaged iu cluse conversation for a long
His Honor did not appear with his
usual promptness, and the dense mass
of sptsciaiur v ere kept waiting about
an hour and a half. They exhibited a
remarkable degree of patience, His
Honor sriived and the court wa opened
Hi half lust 10 o'clock.
MOTION FOR A NEWS TRIAL.
Judge Llimi lengthily reviewed the
argtiine.it. The first point, namely: that
new and important evidence had been
discovered, was disponed of, us not coin
ing within the established rules uf law,
and wus ut such a chancier that it could
not possibly effect the case, On tlie
t-ecuud point, that the verdict was con
trary tu lb evidence, the Court uuliesi.
tatingly declared that the verdict was
in accordance w ith the testimony, and
did nut see how the jury could iu hon
esty have done utherw ise. After review
ing the third point, the Court overruled
Mr, Dickson gave noli-j that the de
fense w ould except to the ruling of the
THE PRSONER'S DEFENSE.
he was sure if he had time he should
his inuuience. He believed il
The prhoiier wus then ordered to stand
up. The Couit inluruied him that he
hud been indicted under a section of the
stitutv, winch was read, tur the murder
of Isaac Allison. He had been tried by
an impartial jury of his country men, and
defended by competent, .zealous cuusel,
und the jury had found him guilty.
Alter the verdict had been reaJ by the
clerk, the Cuurl asked the prisoner il
he had anything to say why sentence
should nut 'ie passed upon him.
Af;er a pause ut twu or three minutes,
the prisoner, iu a cool, determined man
ner, ami with a steady voice, said he
tell that there were many things which
uught to be said, but he did not fell li
in ii(iB' ,'ne g()U( a(ur0 0f
Court. Something, howeve, he wuuld
say: he had huped fur a new iiial; not
fur the sake of gathering time to draw-
out a mieeruble existence in the jail ol
Hamilton county; such, certainly, was
He presumed that it was not the de
sire ul this community to mil a man to
death whu fell himself innocent of the
crime with which be was charged, anil
wi s generally admitted that lime only
tended to substantiate gailt, but he usk
ed fur time, thai he could show his in
nocence. In tha first place, as to the
ueaulilul n J t work, which seemed to
take so with the jury he thought lie
cuuld break that.
lie did nut show where he was during
ihe time when the box was being made,
because he did not know until it was luu
late, that it was necessary. He thought
he cuuld show where he wus aud what
he was doing during all that time, if he
now had the opportunity. He had no
aflidavils tu lliat effect, but be could gel
auoibet thing, lie wished it under''
stood that while in jail he kept out of
the way of no one- On the contrary, he
always said it auy wittiesses cuuld ideu
tify hi in , he would submit lo the ordeal.
Now. Mr. McCullough had said he re
cuguized him in jail, while standing b)
lie stove, lie ilid nut want to bring
witnesses out of jail, bul he cuuld prove
that he was uot standing there at the
lime. He thought witness honesi, but
There were other things which ought
to be biuuglit to the attention of the
court, and which were in Iii3 lavur. He
;i. tiered himself that he cuuld prove,
beyond ull duubt, that he never gave
that bux to those buys. Whether that
would liavo any effect, he did nut knuw
enough uf law lo say, bul lie thought it
wuuld break the beautiful chain of les
tiuiuuy upuu which he bad beeu found
There were other things which ought
tu be said, but he wuuld not say them.
In asking for a new trial all he uskeu
fur was time by which he though I he
cuuld shuw his innocence. He had iiothi
Judge Flinn said, that lie had fundly
hoped that sume showing wuuld be made
by which he wuuld be relieved of the
tuleinn duties lie had to perform, bul
such was not the case. The trial had
been approached by slow steps, and with
tearful eyes, but the result left bul one
course for the Court to pursue. And in
view ef this being probably his last jii-
dicitl art, La would nj that if any le
gal opportunity had been presented bin
of setting aside tha verdict, and grant
ing a new trial, he would bare been
proud to do so, Tbe taking of a life of
a fellow man. vru the saddest of all
duties, but the tlern dictates of tha Jaw
must be obejed.
His Honor said, that in view of this
being probably his last official act, ha
would say, that he looked upon no act
of his with more pleasure aud set'iaCec.
lion, than that of setting aside verdicts
in two cases of murder, where he tho't
the defendants had been unjustly con
victed. Time and Lis conscience told
him he was light, and he wuuld say to
the prisoner, that if there had bten suf
ficient grounds fur the same course, in
his case, the court wuuld have beeu hap
py to grant it.
Rut uo good reason having besa aJ.
vauced.the Court must proceed to ils
painiul duty, a duty as psinfut as the
Ihrcbs of death i'.self.
With teats streaming down his cheeks,
his Honor then proceeded to read tha
sentence, as follows:
'It is the sentence of the Court. Wm.
II. Arrison, thai you be taken from here,
to the jail ot Ham il Ion county, there to
remain uutil Ihe Uh day of May next,
when, between the hours uf 10 o'clock
A. M., and 4 o'clock P. M., yon shall be
taken out by the Sheriff, an t hanged by
the neck until you are dead."
His Honor tvss so muvtd that be with
difficulty pronounced ihe sentence, Tbe
prisoner received it without any emo
tion. The Court immediately adjourued
to 9 o'clock on Monday.
The prisoner strongly guarded, was
aken back lo jail. A large crowd sur
rounded both the court house and pris
on, attracted by a curiosity to look upon
one who would be guilty of tucb an at
A good story is told by 'the boys'"
at the expense of the newly elected
Know Nothing Recorder ot Fairfield
county. A lew days alter entering up
on the discharge ot his cffici.tl duties,
ho entered the Clerk's ofllce, hearing up
on his countenance indubitable evi
dence that some momentous question
was struggling for solution. He held
in his hand a boni Jide deed, which
some disciple of Faustushad ornament
ed with a neat boarder, and other ex
ponents of the taste and skill of the
'cralt." He addressed the Deputy
Clerk in a conlidcntial tone, and inqui
red il it were necessary that the recor
ded deed should be afac simile of the
oriuinal? The deputy, who is a bit of
a wag, thought he saw an opening for
a joke, and answered affirmatively.
"Border and all?" inquired the of
ficial. "Most certainly.''
The Recorder left, Lut returned in
about two hour?, locking somewhat
"How t o you progress with your
job?" inquired the friendly Cleilc.
"1 ve got along well c-Dough with
the border," replied the other, "but
that infernal spread eagle at the top
that'sthe grtatct Lctlici I never could
draw anything of the toil."
The Clerk, hating semi-thing of a
genius for drawing, volunteered to "e
ecute" the engle,an achieve merit which
he salislactonly accon'piished.-Safii-
There is little news of interest in tha
Ve learn from the Cresce.r.t City
Herald, that three Indian ihg murd
erers of A. Folush, were hung at Cre
scent City, on Monday, the 2Uth itist.,
in accordance with the sentence ot a
The revenue cutter Jefferson Divu,
was at Olympia.
Atari election for Councilmen, held
at Portland on Monday.the 8tli iost.,
the Democrats teat the combined lorca
of the Whigs and Know Nothings.
At the special election for Council
men in ashington and Columbia
counties, the city of Portland polled
389 vo'es, and gave eighty five major
ity for Dickinson, the Democratic candidate.
A Chubcii How at Newauk, N. J,
There is a row in the German Lutheran
Church, in Newark, N.J. Tne minis .
ter who was elected fur fif'.Iicen years,
has turned Roman Catholic, aud in at
tempting to introduce the furms and
church ceremonies peiuliar to that faith,
has roused the ire etui opposition of his
congregatiun. The latter have applied,,
through the trustees, to the court, to
open the doors, and allow them the use ,
of the church. There has been uo de
cisiuit In the case, but from the feeling
evinced, tine is danger uf violence,
The cartmtn of New York have-
held a meeting to procure the repeal of
the law lliat lias existed since tne reign.
ol Queen Anne,requiriiig them to reside
on Manhattan Island. There are 10,
000 in the city.
We learn that a destructive fa're oc
curred in Mt. Sterling, Ky., on the
night of the 28th tilt., consuming sev
eral buildings on Main street. No .
particulars are given. ;
Coli.atkbal SECCKiTY.Bai.kg ia
Arkansas manage business in a rather
uriimtive manner, some one write
there that before he could get a $53
note discounted, he lud to deposit as ,
"collaterals ' two cook stoves and a
cross-cut saw. . .
The State House at Omaha,'. Ne
braska, is entirely enclosed, floor down
and nearly otherwise completed. ' - '
Life or Ubeeley. it is stated in tha
life uf Horace Greeley that Leggeit once
discharged him from a compositor's sit- '
uaiion ou the Evening rust, on account.
uf his slovenly appearance. Greeley a
lirst e.nployineut in New York was ob
tained lrum W. T. Porter, of the spirit,
who w as then foreman of West's prin
ting office. In 1633 Greeley started the
Moruiug Post, the first penny paper iti ,
the" world; il lived sixteen dajar