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VOL V.-No. 83.
PHILADELPHIA, THUESDAY, APEIL 12, 1866.
DOUBLE SIIEETT1IREE CENTS.
U It J U MJJ a JLLVJkJL hi JLLJ
SCENE OF THE GREAT OCTO
A. Residence of Mr. peering Point Road and Jones' Lane. B. Wagon House. C Corn Crib. D. Barn. E. Haystack, where most of th
bodies were discovered, and where the body of the lad was found this morning. Here, too, the bloody clothes of the murderer were picked up.
Bloody Outrage in First Ward.
THE "COSDEV "SPRING," "BART
LETT," COOSA," AND JOYCE
An Entire Family Butchered
in Cold Blood.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Escape of tlio Assassins.
HEAVY REWARDS OFFERED
Seven Mutilated and Decomposing
Bodies Discovered in a
EIGHTH VICTIM FOUND THIS MORNING
The Only Octo-llomicidc on Record
SHOCKING DETAILS OF THE CRIME
The Victims Have Their , Sculls
Crushed and Throats Cut.
PAINFUL POPULAR EXCITEMENT
LAST NIGHT AND TO-DAY.
Practical and Theoretical Speculations
As to How and by How Many the
Fiendish Outrage was Committed.
The Persons Upon Whom
SCENE OF THE MURDER
Assassin's Clothes Identified.
INFANT TAKEN FROM ITS CRADLE
Robbery the Only Motive
I2tOt X2tO.. 2tO. XZtO.i 3QtO.
Yesterday afternoon between 2 and S o'clock,
the city oi Philadelphia was startled from its
. propriety by the intelligence that an entire
family had been ruthlessly slaughtered by a
German laborer engaged In the service of the
murdered man. The newt spread rapidly, and
the deteetives were toon upon the ground. As
near as we can learn, the following are the
details of the horrible massacre: ,
Mr. Christopher Peering resided about one
Ji&lX mile frost the M Point House road, and
within five hundred yards of the site ot tbe well
remembered Point House, about three miles
below the Navy Yard, on what is termed the
The dwclling-bouse, a two-story frame, is
located on Jones' Lane, the baru and stable
belnir a short di-tance off. Mr. Deering was a
cattle dealer, and a quiet, unostentatious man.
lie attended strictly to his own business, and
thus wou the esteem of all who knew nim.
He occupied the larm for five or six years,
havine rented it from the owner, Mr. Jaincs
Mitchell. Besides his own family,- be had a
hired man living with him, a German, whose
name none of the residents thereabouts could
give; also a lad, called Cornelius, seventeen
years old, who was bound to Mr. Deering, and
hud been with him seven or eight years.
Yesterday afternoon the tearful discovery was
made that the entire family, with the exception
of the eldest child, a boy named William, ten
years of age, who happened to be paviug a visit
to a relative, named Duffy, in Went Philadel
phia (and possibly the boy Cornelius), were
brutally murdered, ' and their bodies thrown
together in the barn, a short distance from the
dwelling-house. In each instance the heads
were knocked in and the throats cut, in some
cases to such an extent that they were nearly
decapitated. There they lay, a mnngb'd mass
of humanity, piled one on top of the other. The
father of the family and Mr. Dolan were found
lying side by side in the barn, terribly disfi
gured, and covered with hay, and in an adjoin
ing sort of corn-crib was found thebodv of Mrs.
Deering, surrounded by four of her children, all
so terribly mutlaled that identification was
almost impossible; the ages of the children
ranging ironi eight .years to au innocent ot four
teen months. The names of the persons mur
deted are as follows:
Mr. Christopher Deering, aged 37 years,
Mrs. Julia Deerins, aged 44 years.
John Deering, aeed 8 years.
Thomas Deering, aged 6 years. .
Annie Deering, aged 4 years. ;
Emma Decrine, aged 14 months."
Mrs. Elizabeth Dolan, aged 45 years.
The last seen of any members of the family
was last Friday moraine, when some of the
neighbors observed two of the children coing
over the meadow near the house, apparently
chaMne up some ducks.
Mr. Deering was, however, seen as late as last
Saturday mornine, when he called upon Mr.
Mitchell, No. 162!( Arch street, who owns the
estate on which Mr. Deering resides. He trans
acted some business witli Mr. Mitchell and then
left, saying that he had to go to the steamboat
landing, in order to meet his niece (Mr. Dolan).
who, it appears, had gone to Trenton to attend
a funeral. From that time nothing was seen or
is known ol him until found as described, in his
barn, yesterday atteruoou.
There is every reason to suppose that the
murders were committed last Saturday after
noon, for an examination of the premises reveals
the fact that the wagon ueed by Mr. Deering
during his visit to the city on Saturday morning
is safely stowed away in the carriage-house, and
a piece ol beef he had doubtless purchased for
his Sunday dinner was discovered lying in the
bottom of the wagon, yesterday afternoon, and
which,, was partly decomposed. Again, Mrs.
Dolan, when discovered in the barn, was dressed
in full black, as though she might have been to
a 1 uncial, and she was attired in entirely clean
undergarments, and wore around her neck a jet
crucifix, suspended by a string of black beads.
Mr. Deering, when discovered, was dressed as
though he had lust returned homo. He even
had on a pair of dark kid glove, but his boots
were taken off bis loot, and his hat was missing.
Mrs. Deering and her children were dressed in
their every day attire, giving rise to the supposi
tion that the terrible heart-rending deed was
committed during the day time, or at all events
very early in the evening.
It seems btrange that the fact that the family
were missing was not discovered at au earlier
date, but it is accounted for in this wise: Mr.
Deering was a man ot rather retired, quiet
. habiis, and did not mix much with his neieh
bors. It was noticed that the windows .of the
dwrljing were open, and day by day passed
without any suspicion entering ini,o the Blinds
ot the neighbors that anything was wrong.
Yesterday afternoon a neighbor happened to
vif it the premises tor the purpose of feeding a
colt that he had cnarge of. lie entered the barn
with that ob ect in view, when his attention was
attracted to something unusual at the southwest
angle of the barn. He proceeded to make an
Investigation, when be discovered the feet ot
Mr. Deering projecting through the hay. He
beat a hasty retreat and informed an acquaint
ance named John Gool of the circumstance.
A further investigation was made, when the
bodies of Mrs. Deering and Mrs. Dolan were
found lying side by side, with their throats cut
in a most horrible manner, and entirely covered
with hay, with the exception of Mr. Deering's
The neighborhood was at once aroused, and as
soon as the knowledge of the occurrence be
came generally known, parties were despatched
to the city authorities with Information of the
discovery. The premises were at once taken
possession of by the neightors.and no one per
mitted to enter the barn until the arrival of
the proper authorities. Cblet Detective Benla
rnin Franklin, Police Lieutenant Frank Hamp
ton; and Detective John Lamon, proceeded at
once to the scene of the murder. The barn was
entered, and the bodies of Mr. Deering and
Mrs. Dolan discovered as described.
The dwelling was carefully searched, but
nothing worthy of publication was discovered
beyond the tact that the rooms were in a dis
ordered condition. An axe was found, how
ever, resting on a bench outside the house,
which contained marks ot blood, and it is
believed that the murders were committed with
Just such a weapon as the one found. The ques
tion was then raised, what has become of Mrs.
Deering and the children T An examination
was at once instituted, and after the lapse of
perhaps bait' an hour's time, they were dis
covered frightfully maneled in the corn-crib
which adjoins the barn, and within a few feet of
the spot where the first-named bodies were dis
covered. By this time Coroner Taylor, Chief Rugeles,
High Constable Clark, and other officials, bad
arrived. The Coroner proceeded at once in the
discharge of his duties in the premises. The
bodies were removed from the places where
they bad lain so long, and were conveyed in a
wagon to the residpnee of Cyrus Uorne, under
taker, on Eleventh street, w-here they will re
main, subject to the Corouer's investigation.
As soon as the intelligence ot the tragedy
became known, a great deal ot excitement took
place among the people as the news spread. Tue
police officers, in making a general search
around the farm, discovered a shirt and pair of
drawers under a haystack, about Ave hundred
yards lrotn the dwelliiur-house. They were
taken In charge by the offioers. These articles
were not very clean; they appear to have been
pretty well worn.
It is stranee indeed that there was very little
or no blood about the bodies of the victims, nor
in the vicinity of the places where they were
found. Diligent isearch was made by the shrewd
est officers for these marks, with the view of
ascertaining, if possible, how or where the mur
ders were committed. But all efforts tending to
this result were made in vain, and of course
the entire affair is involved in deep mystery.
It is thought, however, that the mother
and her children having been murdered,
were conveyed to the barn and there
thrown into a heap, as already stated. The
murders must have been committed out
side of the dwelling -houie, and what
blood flowed must have soaked into the
ground, or been washed out or dissi
pated ry the rains which prevailed since Satur
day. It is evident that alter these murders, the
hellish perpetrator ot them not being able to
tind any money in the house, cane to the con
clusion' that Mr. Deering must have his funds
about him, and therefore waited his return. The
desperate man probably laid in wait in ths rear
ot the house, and commenced the work of death
as Mr. Deering and his niece, Mrs. Dolan,
were getting out of the wagon. He thea draaged
them to the place where their bodies were
lound, as already described.
The cattle, between thirty and forty in num
ber, were in a pitiable condition. The puor
creatures were ravenous from thirst and hunger.
They were attended to as speedily as possible,
und'in such a manner as humanity dictated.
The person who is su pposed to have committed
the horrible deed is a German, who has beeu in
the employ of Mr. Deering but a short time. He
attended to the cattle and horses, and assisted
his employer in various other ways about the
place. He had been there so short a time that
none of the persons on the neighboring farms
had the least acquaintance with him; in (act,
out of a number of those who resided near, aud
with whom we conversed, not one of them
could erive anytuing near a full description of
him. But it seems that, without doubt, ho was
about twenty-hve years of age; that he wore a
moustashe, and weighed about 1G0 or 170
pounds, borne said that he was tall, with dark
hair and moustache, while others said ho was
of medium size, sloutlv built, and with light
hair and moustache, it was the general belief
that the man had been In the army, but
as to the regiment he was connected with, or
any other facts tending in that direction, not
one appeared to have the slightest knowledge.
A pair of light-blue army pants were found iu
the house, which, it is believed, was the pro
perty of the German. A pair of shoes, covered
with mud, were also lound in the house; those
also, it is believed, belonged to the same person.
As the Phoes of Mr. Deering were missing lrotn
bis feet when bis body was found, it i sup
posed that the German put them upon his own
leetj and left his old oues in the house where
they were found. We could find no one about
who had seen this man about the place at a
later period than Friday morning; at that time
he was seen by a young man who resides on
Jones' lane, about a square from Mr. Deering's
house. The German was then engaged at work
near a ditch, in company with his employer,
since that, as tar as we could learn, no trace of
him Is kuown. It is a fact, however, that
neither he nor his body were visible in the
neighborhood yesterday. We are not able to
give any further particulars about this man at
present. The detectives, who were on the
ground at the earliest possible moment, set to
work to ascertain some clue as to the where
abouts of t he supposed murderer. Not receiving
any plausible description of him, they have but
few tacts to assist them in ferreting out the
affair. Further developments will no doubt De
brought to light to-day, and some tbatmav
assist in pointiua out the perpetrator of the deed.
Last t venine Mayor McMichael very promptly
offered a reward of $1000 lor the arrest of tho
murderer of the Decrldg family. His Honor
will probably communicate officially with Coun
cils to-day, who will, without doubt, largely in
crease the amount, it being limited with the
Mayor to the sum offered by him.
BODY OF THE BOY FOUND.
ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE ASSASSIN.
THE TRAGEDY UNFOLDING
The body of the hired boy, known as Corne
lius, wa found this morning by the officers at
half-past ten o'clock. He was discovered under
the hajstack, a short distance southeast of the
dwelling, with his throat cut from ear to ear.
From bruises found upon his person it is thought
that he was struck in the head with the pole of
the axe, and either shot or struck In the breast
with a fork.' His body was found by Officers
Mitchell, Kepfler, and Tucker.
Officer Tucker alio found tho pantaloons and
coat of the German in his room, with marks of
blood upon them. His shirt and drawers were
found about a square from the haystack. The
detectives are upon the track, and but little
doubt is entertained ot capturing the criminal at
an early day.
The reporter of Thb Evenino Telegraph
vifeited the scene of the late murder this morn
ing, and found an Immense crowd in attendance.
Tho house is located duo north and south, una
in the rear is a large wood-shed. The front
room, which is about twelve feet square, was
comparatively in good order. On the east side
windows open looking towards the Delaware.
Between the dining-room and the kitchen,
which is in the rear, there is a flight of stairs,
leading to the upper portions of the building.
In the sitting room w ere found a suit of child's
clothes, which, it is supposed, the mother was
making at the time the attack was made. Work
baskets, spools of cotton, thread, and other
articles of domestic use were found scattered
around in confusion. The cradle ot the child,
with its furniture, was found in this room, but
no traces of blood, or any indications ot a
struggle. The chairs, tables, and stoves were all
iu their usual positions.
The parlor, about 12 by 1G, was somewhat dis'
arranged, the furniture being lound in contu
sion. There was a desk and two clocks, one an
old fashioned, eight-day and the other a mantle
The kitchen was tn complete order, the dishes
bciag washed and in the closet. The usual fur
niture of the kitchen was found undisturbed.
In the second story, used as chambers,
matters were in disorder, tho work of the cham
bermaid having been apparently omitted. The
beds were unmade, t-nd on one of them a bon
net and a set of furs were found. .
Description ol the Supposed Murderer.
Chief Detective Benjamin Frauklln has, after
considerable difficulty, succeeded in obtaining a
tolerably nccuratc description of the German
employed by Mr. Deering, aud who it is supposed
committed the foul deed. Several persons have
undertook to describe the man, but tho accounts
vary in many particulars. The description ap-
E ended is, however, agreed to iu its main points
y all parlies who have seen the missing Ger
man: lie was known by the name of Anthony or
Antoni. He is about 28 or UO years of age, o feet
11 inches in height; litrht hair and light com
plexion. He wesr, or did wear, when last seen,
a thin moustache of a light color, and a thin
liht colored goatee.
He Is round shouldered, and stoops when
walking. He walks very slowly, and, Ukes long
strides, and his general movement's are of a
rather awkward character. He has pimples oa
bis face, and speaks very indiilerent English.
FRCM BALTIMORE TO-DAY.
The Bernel.Keene ticandal Latest Dr.
velopmente A Dnel oa the Vapu rue
Kontnern Fair, Ete.
Special Despatch to the Evening Telegraph.
Paltimobe, April 12. The Bernel and Kecne
anonymous letter affair remains in statu quo. It
is generally believed that a duel will grow out of
it. The friends of both parties still have the
matter under investigation. It forms the entire
fashionable gossip ot tho town. All concerned
stood at the top of "the quality." It is supposed
that, unless Bernel makes a satisfactory expla
nation, ho will bo withdrawn from the British
The Southern Fair continues to draw inf.
mensely; but Dan Rice beats it, as he preaches
Unionism. It closes finally to-morrow night.
The Fenian Movement.
EiSTroBT, Maine, April 12. There is great ex
citement on Campo Bello island, and the families
ot the residents there are removing to this city,
and taking shelter in barns and outhouses. A
great Fenian meeting was held last night, at
which (pecches were made by B. D. Killian aud
Major Slnnott. '
Calais, Me., April 12. There was much ex
citement yesterday and last night at St.
Stephens, New Brunswick, opposite this city.
The fears of a Fenian raid somewhere on the
frontier have been strengthening lor several days
past, but the precise point of attack Is not yet
The reports from Eastport yesterday indicated
that the Fenians were leaving there iu squads,
it was supposed for Calais, but np to this hour
b y have not shown themselves here.
Markets by Telegraph.
New York, April 12 Cotton ts quiet at 87S34o.
for Middlings. F:our hat advanced 6a;10o. lor
sound j sales of 8600 bbls. at i 708 10 lor State j
8-26,0.1110 lor Ohio; 8 70j8 06 tor WeHerm
Southern buoyant; 2000 bbla. sold, 88 90.S15 60;
Canadian Ct&TOo. better; 460 bbls sold at 7 8i i lo
wliest firm, but quiet; 011x04 sdvanoed 10 I tls
of 82 000 bush. Corn at 80 a Wo; Oat dv.noed lc;
Beet steady. Fork itoadj at $26 60 for Hest) tard
nrmj W kinky amil.
There is much probability that the Cathe
dral at Ulm will soon be placed in the hands of
the restorer; some works of conservation re
quire to be effected in the first Instance.
HORRIBLE FAMILY MUR
DER IN VIRGINIA.
A Woman and Three Chil
THEY ARE HACKED TO
DEATH WITH AN AXE.
EtM Ete Kte Et., Ete Ete Ete.
Special to The Eventnar Telegraph.
Freperiokbbukg, Va., April 1 2. A horriblo
murder was committed near Warsaw Richmond
county, Va., on the morning of tho 3d inst. A
man by the name of Julius Hall went into the
kitchen where a colored woman and her three
children were, and with an axe killed them all.
The woman was found lying in the middle of the
floor, weltering in her blood; near the bed was
lound one ot the children, a girl about seven
years ot age, with he brains running out;
another, five years old, and an infant, not yet a
year old, were found lying near the fire-place
with their skulls smashed In. Hall was arrested
aud committed to jail for trial at the next term
of the Court.
After he had committed the deed he told his
wife that he had done it; he then went to his
father's, some four miles distant, and told his
father what he had done "that he didn't want
to do it, but stated that something told him he
must do iU" He said this woman had never
done anything to cause him to do as he bad
done. Hall seems very much depressed, and
has evinced a disposition to kill himself. He
having acted in a strange manner for some time
past, it is supposed that his mind was in a de
ranged Condition at the time the deed was com
Special Despatches to The Evening Telegraph.
Washington, April 12.
Bfr. Stephen' Testimony.
Alexander H. Stephens was before the Recon
struction Committee yesterday for several hours.
He gave a rose-colored account of the South, its
condition, aud its hopes.
Senator Wright has not been to the Senate
since the day he voted against the Civil Rights
bill after the veto. Ho continues very weak.
Senator Dixon recovers very slowly, and may
not be able to resume his seat for some time to
Senator Wilson and several others left for
their homes this afternoon, to return on
Secretary Stanton has left the city on a visit
to his mother. He will probably be gone
The Tetfl Oath.
Loyal gentlemen arriving here daily from
Virginia strongly oppose any modillcation of tne
test oath looking to the admission to Congress
of men who were identified with the late Rebel
lion, but, on the contrary, desire its provisions
to be made still more stringent, and assert that
in their opinion the radicals are the truost and
best inenda of the Southern people.
The Lincoln Funeral Car.
At the sale of the United States military rail
road, supplies yesterday, at Alexandria, the gor
geous funeral car which conveyed the remains
of FreMdent Lincoln to Springfield, 111., was
purchased by ex Marshal Ward U. Lam an for a
little less than $10,000.
KiunfCKllntc ta be Stopped.
The Senate Committee on Commerce is pre
paring to report a bill for the preventiou o.
smuggling at the seaports and on the Canadian
Otcar Mankln, one of the Alexandria Rebels,
convicted of murder on Christmas last, on the
occasion of the riots, has escaped from prison.
The Beeonstrnctlon Committee.
Unless the friends of Mr. Johnson's policy havd
more witnesses to examine the Reconstruction
Committee will soon close their case, and report
filially to Congress.
)Tne President In a State of Siege.
A number of dilapidated politicians are here
besieging the Fresident daily to give them office,
and remove Republicans who do not sustain his
Southern policy. Notwithstanding all their
assertions to the contrary, there is at present no
prospect of their success.
Freed men's Allaire In 9IIlsslppl.
Colonel Thomas having been relieved from the
superintendency of Freedmeu's affairs in Missis
sippi, General T. J. Wood, commanding the De
partment, has been temporarily assigned to the
duties of Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau
iu that State.
I Official Army Register.
The flrt volume of the official army register,
published in compliance with an act ot Cou
gress, has lust made its appearance. It was
intended to embrace the names of all volunteer
officers of the New England States, together
with a brief sketch of the history of the different
regiments, promotions, discharges, dismissals,
transfers, and a large amount of other data of
interest to former officers of the volnnteer
force. The mistakes and omissions In this
edition will probably lead to its suppression by
order of the Congress. The next velume, now
being printed, will soon be issued, and is to em
brace the same iacts relative to Pennsylvania,
New York, and New Jersey regiments. The
series will consist of elgnt volumes, which will
be Issued from time to time, from the Govern
ment Printing Office, and will be forwarded to
all applicant on the receipt of one dollar, the
actual cost of pnblioation. No copies are
printed tor members of Congress,
A Bank Clerk Knocked. Dswa ane!
Bobbed ot Alne Thunsaud ii,nra 1st
Gold-a. Mysterious Affalr-"Wher are
the Pol leer
One ot the most extraordinary casee of high
way robbery that has ever startled honest New
Yorkeis occurred on Tuesday afternoon last, in
the very heart of tho business portion of the
city. At about 1 o'clock (we are informed) a
person employed as porter or clerk in the Bank
of America, called at the Bub Treasury office,
corner of Wall and Nassau streets, aud obtained
nine thousund dollars in gold. The specie was
placed in a Lair, and the clerk left the Sub-Treasury
office on his way to the bank.
Two hours ai terwards, one of the clerks of the
Chatham Bauk bad occasion to visit the Sub
Treasury otlice to obiain specie. Having accom
plished the object ot his visit, he passed from
the room. As ho stepped into the ante room, he
stumbled over the prostrate lorin ot the clork
ot the Bank ct America, who had left the build
ing two hours previously. Examination dis
closed the lact that the uufnrtuuate man had
been knocked down, stunneJ, and severely
wounded, and that the bug he had obtained
from the Sub-Treasury office was ru samg. Mea
sures were at once taken to restore conscious
ness, but at a late nour ou Tuesday evening
theso ellbrts had been only tmtUlly successful.
Indeed, at last accounts, the unfortunate clerk
was wholly unable to give any account of the
circumstances attending tho robbery, or to
jiiake any intelligent, statement with reeard to
the mauuer in which he bad passed the two
hours intervening between his departure from
the Sub-Treasury otiice and the discovery of the
outface, or concerning his whereabouts during
this time. To all questions his replies are voguo
and unmeaning. Tie seemed quite unaware that
he had been assaulted or robbed.
Every person who had occasion to call at tho
Sub-Treasury office will remember that the main
room is approached through an anto-r jom. It,
was in this ante-room, between the inner and '
the outer doors, and near the former, that tho
unfortunate clerk was discovered. Ot course he
could not have remained in this room, in the con
dition in which he was found, during the whole of
the two hours. Tho most reasonable theory Is
that he went away from the Sub-Treasury build
ing, was knocked down and robbed somewhere
in its neighborhood, aud after hours ot aimless
wandering finally stauuered back into the little
ante room, there to siutt and lose his conscious
uoe. We are informed that the victim of this out
raee was assaulted in a similar' manner a few
years since, while residing in i)ew Jersey, and
that his mind received so great a shock that he
was utterly unable to bpeak during several years
immediately following. His aumbuess, how
ever, passed away iu time. It is well known
that such a case did occur at about the tlm
indicated (in 1868, we think), exciting general
Our entirely infallible detectives need hardly
beinlormed there is a ue cLance for glory.
To be sure, the recovery of the sum of $0000
can hardly be considered a strong incentive to
those efficient officials whose unimpeachable
integrity and unsurpassed sagacity have en
deared them to the hearts 01 all owners of
greenbacks and national securities. At moat,
under the system which is understood to be In
operation, the capturing party could obtain
ouly $3000. But it may bo inti'mat?d, we trust,
without giving offenso to the guardians of our
lives and property, that the robbery, not to say
assassination, of a bauk attache, in broad day
light, in a crowded thorouahfare, aud under the
very shadow, as it were, of official authority, is
not, in theso days, and witli our civilization,
quite "the thing. 'V-Ar. T. World.
' Coubt op Quarter Sessions President Judiro
Alimon.i'riwiD cimes still oocu,yt lie sessions ot
the Court. John Williams pleaded guilty to steal
ing a box of ma'ze aud other artioies, wortn
i2, tbe property ol feumuel Barton & Co. Williams
was seen to pick up the box aud wa.k wita it away
trom the ftore. Bulnx pursued ho ran, and dropped
tho box, bur failed to moke bit escape.
C F. Heel pltadod trinity to a dharge of assault
and battery on Phino Britrmr.
KicuurU Koyal (colored) was convicted of steallne
coat, tbe property of John Campbell, No. 610 tj.
Dulion Cooper was oonvloted of a charge of steal
ing a tarrel of Uned huckleberries trom J. 3. Tuatin
No 16 S Front stroct. ,
Jolin Leopart wa convicted of stealing a bag of
carpel balls beloatrins to Susan tiradity.
Charles Bolnsard was coni ictod ot stealing a tub
and five pounds of butter, wortb S4 60, iroin J. V
William Lee was convicted ot a ctuuve of burglary
attempted to be committed April 8, at too dwelling
house of Charles li. Smith, Ho. 736 Wood Btroet.
Thomas Dowdlo was oonvloted of stealing Ave
pounds of butter.
Martha Wi son, charred with stealing a cloak, the
propettv of leborah Hunt, was found trinity.
Joseph Anderson, charired witb receiving n over
coat irom Walter H. Xhden. knowing- the same
10 nave oeen stolen, was oonvioied. Andorson aid
he coat was fiven to him bv his wile, and that he
had no reason to believe It to be stol n
Caibanne Hale wa charired with tbo larcoay of
nlDe dollars Irom Morris Kerren.
John Smith and John Guyant were charged with
highway robbury, commit ed on tho person of
bauiuel Headiy. The defendants, as lleadly testi
fied, followed Ulm on the evoning ol the 23d of
Kaicb, from the tavern of s mau named Dusenburv,
at Delaware avenue and Dock ireeW, and violently
assaulting, robbed mm ot his pockut-book and
contents, amounting to about f-bO, and also a watob.
Tho police haviug been informed of tbe all'uir, went
to Uusenburv's, and arretted Guyanc and hmith,
whom tho plaintiff iu entitled as tbe parties who bad
robbed him. Atout 020 in money was lound on
each of tho detonaanta, tut neitber tbe watch nor
pocket-book. On trial.
ISceFiMK Coonr at Nisi rnius - Juitioe Read.
The Court st this morning to bear a motion to vacate '
a ,rule to lake the copositions of going witnesses
on five hour notice. It was stated to tue Court in
support ol the morion bv tbe cuunsol for tbe de
fendant that the witnesses proposed to be examined
bad been brought irom Luzerne oountr, ivhoie they
aud ths defeuuant resido, In ordur to be examined
tu a cause pending neie in this Coart, and that
owns to the sbortnoBS ol tbe notioe they had been
unable to communicate with their olient.
Justice Bead (rrauted the nioliou vacating the rule,
ontb rround that wi nes e thus brought Iron a
distance to tetnr were not iioing witnesses within
ti e meaning of the ru.e ot Court, and fixed Monday
next as tbe time to proceed with the depositions.
Tbe District Courts, oa. 1 ana 2, have couoludod
their lists lor the week, and adjoui ned.
The Court of Common Pbas, Jui?6 Piorce, w as
nvaged with the cae of Sherry tp. Grover, an
action by plaintiff to recover lorjoue week's ta'ary, as
an actor at tbe Mew Chesnut Street Theatre. Before
A silver wedding that will be worth witnessing
will be observed on the 2Hth of April, at bt
Petersburg. It is that of the Ciar Alexander
and the Czanna. They were married on the
28th ot April, 1841. The Czar's birthday falU
on the 2(th of April, when he will be lorty
eight years of are. His wife, who is forty-two,
Is Mary Alexandrowna, dautrhter ol the Grand
Duke of Hesse Darmstadt, owe ot the minor
sovereigns of Germany, live sons and a
daughter are the fruits of this marriage, the
daughter, wh1 bears the mother's name, being
thirte en. The eldest sou died recently.
At West Bend, Wiscons'n, recently, a clergy
man started for a small country place, a few
miles away, for the purpose of reading the
burial service over a lady who was that day to
be interred. On the way the horse, a high
spirited animal, ran away, throwing the gentle
man from the cutter aud killing him instantly.
Tbe funeral was in consequence delayed; and a
whil after the time when it would, out for the
accident, have taken place, the lady rose from
the coffin, having beeu in a trance for two days.
The unfortunate minister was buried in the
grave which had been made to receive the lady's