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PMDAV, JULY 19. 183*. i
W hM IwniUtfly.
A ?ea?ibl?, competent, toiidialiii person, wfce is tlflbl* of
*>mg all thr talking ki4 liilmn( to ctnpliuati ? Abnat $11 1
par week will b? fi?an bim. N. B. Whti a pretty woau
aalla than my iM may hud liar orcr to me? not otherwise. ?
Apply at thii oMce.
A Day with kit Danacralic MajMly
the ON IVakleaar.
Hit Republican Highness Marti* Van Buren, ia
fair game any where. The member* of the delight*
fal society io which he spent a day at Hunter'* la
kuid, are not fair game. The ladies were fair, surpass
iag fair? and the gentlemen were Kime enough ; but
taken individually and collectively, they are not fair
game. Senator Hunter, of Hunter's Island, it one of
the old noblesse of the stale of New York, and de
scended lineally from the celebrated Sir Walter
Fitzallan de Bruce Hunter, who fought at the battle
of Hastings. Aad when we state that amongst the
?elect oircle, comprising less than two dozen, who
welcomed His Democratic Majesty to Hunter's Is
land, there was a lineal descendant of the venerable
family of the Schuylera, of the Livingstons, the
Clintons, and Lord Howaro de Walden, it will easi
ly be seen that His Republican Highness had shaken
the very dust from hi* feet that the loafers of New
York had almost smothered him with.
Mr. Hunter's mansion ia rather small for a gentle
man like himself, of enlarged and liberal views, aad
worth at least two millions of dollars, besides 700
acres of the very richest land in Putnam county.
He became the possessor of Hunter'* Island by pur
chase, for #40,000, in 1810. It was then a poor, mi
serable, barren rock, and worth nothing, save for the
extreme beauty and picturesqueness of it* location.
Mr. Hunter, *oon after hi* purchaae, commenced
building hi* present inaniion, which cost bim about
#40,000; he also expended at least $40,000 in vari
ous improvements upon the island, making a total
expense, with the fir*t purchase, of ?120,000. Hi*
splendid collection of painting* cost him about
$180,000, making a total of a quarter of a million of
dollars for his house, grounds, and pictures. After
this, it may well be termed a princely mansion.
The house has two fronts, facing east and west, and
the ascent is by a flight of half a dozen broad marble
?tep*. In fact, in thi* particular, it is a miniature re
semblance of the style of the Duke of Buckingham's
splendid palace at Stow, of which Pope ha* spoken so
beautifully. The building has a very capacious aad
well arranged basement floor, containing all the
apartments for domestics, underneath which are very
extensive cellars. The first floor is divided by a
wide and handsome hall; entering at the west doer,
the first room on the right is the librarv, containing
a large and choice collection of ancient and modern
works; the grand staircase adjoins the library, and
a small passage divides it from the grand dininr
room, which extends two-thirds the length of the
building. On the opposite side of the hall are the
parlor and drawing room, opening into each other.
The entire walls of both these rooms are covered i
with superb pictures, collected for Mr. Hunter by
his agent in Europe, during different periods of poli
tical commotion in various parts of that continent, to
meet the expense of which, Mr. Hunter allowed his
agent to draw on him to the amount of $10,000 annu
ally. In this way he has obtained undoubted origi
nals by Salvator Rosa, Snyder, Rubens, Raffaelle,
Carlo Dolci, Andrea del Sarto, Leonardo da Vinci,
Pompeie Battoni, Raffaelle Mengo, Tibaldi, Andrea
Sacchi, Paolo Y eronese, Titian, Rembrandt, V aady ke,
A-c. The grand hall also contains several pictures by
Snyder, Salvator Rosa, and others. The second sto
ry is composed entirely of beautiful bed rooms,
dressing rooms, and ante-rooms to complete each
suite. 1 he whole is furnished in the most elegant
style of the period immediately preceding the panic,
and every wall in the house is ornamented with
beautifal paintings. His Republican Highness occu
pied an elegant suite of rooms in the south east
*i"f. where he could see the sua rise; the suite
comprised a double bed room, with a dressing room, I
andante-room, or andience chamber. The floor i*
covered with rich Turkey carpet, with Ottomans and
fauieiult to match; rose-colored silk cartainl, and
roar mater to matth; the whole being admirably ar
ranged to enable his Democratic Majesty to glide
noiselessly from chamber to chamber, with the soft,
stealthy, cat-like pace that never belonged tn a
straight-forward aad sincere man.
Once safely stowed away in this delightful resi
dence, His Republican Highness reverentially knelt
down, and returned sincere thanks to Almighty God
for a safe deliverance f>oro the dirty locofocos of
New York. He then made two or three devious
turas areund the room, aad get iato his bed by re
moving the clothes at the foot of it. He snored (for
monarchs do snore) soundly till morning. Rising
soon after the sun, llis Republican Highness took a
morning walk rouad the beautiful grounds of Hunter's
Island, and sat down to breakfast about 9 o'clock,
which he enjoyed most heartily, and as he expressed
himself, better than any meal he bad taken in the
week past. To all preaent he was particularly affa
ble? to the ladies he was most peculiarly so: fer one
he had a jeu d'esprit, for another a wise saw,
for a third a ban mot, for a fourth a "modern in
stance," for a fifth a flattering remark, for a sixth a
well turaed compliment; in short, His Majesty was
agreeable witbout effort, witty without being aware
?f it, and sincere ia spite of his natare to act etker
Oie or two hour* of the forenoon were ptaied in
this delightful manner, with the social interchange
of i|reable nothing*, nod the solemn introduction of
pompous folly, iu which tout were amused, tome
mystified, but none were edified. The President,
after breakfast, and dishing up a few geuteel thing*
for the ludi?*a, left them to regulate their ringlets,
adjust their dresses, fee , aad taking the arm of a
gentleman of the old aoblesee school, Mr. Schuyler,
promenaded the convenient balcony on the east front
of the building. After putting a few leading ques
tion* to him, and gteaaiug answers accordiagly, be
took the arm of another, with whom he acted ia a
similar manner, and so on to the end of the chapter.
Hi* Royal Republican #ighness baring then been
notified, through Prince John, that his despatches
had arrived, proceeded to bis prirate apartments, to
writa, regulate his legion* for the election through
out the country, cogitate on the sub-treasury sys
tem, which he still turns over daily in his mind, and
prepare for the coming campaign Tbis occnpied
11 is Majesty till nearly 4 ?'el?>ck. when he composed
himself to dress for dinner.
About four o'clock the company invited to dine
with His Herene Majesty, began to arrive in plain
republican carriages, all of them remarkably substan
tial, and nnastuming, but none of them particularly
handsome Hut a* this was a prirate party and at the
house of a private gentleman, Ariel felt him*elf
bound by the gentlemanly code of the old noblesse,
to notice none of the beautiful ladies who arrived in
detail, and only two or three of the gentlemen with
an eye to chronicle their doings. Over much that
wa* *a?d and done at this delightful place oa this de
lightful day, both wise anil foolish matters andthings,
a veil must be drawn, and they will for erer remain
an impenetrable mystery, save to those who were so
happt as to be present. The ladies numbered about
I a doa?a, mm4 the (ntlMHi w?m equally auitrou.
I The foratr were all remarkable far ileguM of man
| aere, fine teste, and ? ready taat ia conversational
powers, a gill rarely possesse4 by aa entire assembly
of ladies ; many ware very lovely, aad noae were so
homely as aat to excite admiration for beauty of ax*
predion. There was one tall queenly maiden on
whom His Majesty bent his republican eyes with
more thaa statesman-like interest, and who , but
'twas a private party. Mr. Hunter had chosen his
fuests most admirably, as Duke Humphrey did his
ounds ?
" Matched ia mouth
Each under each
and not one mighty Tom of a fellow silencing the
balance by the tremendous depth of bis diapaton.
Few of the gentlemen were remarkable for beauty
of form or feature; but those who were not distin
guished for superior sense and erudition, were re
markable for sound judgment and a straight forward
sincerity of manner and speech that contrasted cu
riously with His Majesty's sinuous and eourtly
Some or the gentlemen rode out in the afternoon
through the park, &.c , and about four returned to
the mansion. About this time a curious and pleasing
little incident occurred, that agreeably relieved the
ennui of the hour. A sweet girl, who had just seen
some sixteen summers, full of jocund health, beauty
and buoyancy of spirits, arrived at the house with a
view to see nis Majesty. She had travelled some 70
or miles, and was determined to see and speak to
him. Although a perfect stranger, and to a certain
extent an intruder in a domestic circle, the kind
hearted, venerable host, with that exquisite tact
and gentlemanly feeling always to be found amongst
the old nobleise, immediately made her welcome so
cordial as to relieve her from the least feeling of un
easiness. His Majesty, with equal gallantry and
good policy, although engaged, completed his toilet
instaater, and sent Prince John to conduct the young
lady to his august presence. Mistaking the Prince
for the son of Mr. Hunter, she ascended the stair
case on his arm. Leaving the lady in the ante
room, in a few moments the Prince returned with
his Imperial Father, when the following scene took
place: ?
Prince John ? My Father, Miss.
Nit Majetty? How do yoa dol I hope I see you
Jjidy? Qaite well, I thank you; may 1 return the
complimentl But I do not see the President. His
Kxcellencv is not here, then?
Priaee John tittered.
Hit Majesty, (surprised) ? Oh, yes ; I am the
Lady, (laughing heartily, bat genteelly,)? Est il
possible! I did not think the President was so small
a man. Forgive my rudeness ; bat I am much pleas
ed at the hanor of an introduction to the President,
and also very much amused at ray mistake.
Prince John laughed heartily, and His Majesty
joined with the lady, and all laughed at each other.
Lady? You pardon my stupidity!
Hit Ma jetty ? Most certainly; for I am equally
pleased with yonrself.
Lady? I wish you a continuance of health and an
increase of happiness, and I hope to see you again
Hit Majetty?l thank you, and fully reciprocate
your feelings.
The lady retired and joined her relative, who
asked her why she did not present a boquit of flow
ers (she held in her hand) to the President.
Lady? Why should I give my beautiful flowers to
Mr. Van Bu real His cold eye would wither them,
though I like him better now I have seen him, than
I did before. But had he been a hero? a brave old
soldier, like General Jackson or General Seott, I
could have loved him ? or a noble sailor, like Perry
or Decatur, I would have planted flowers, and
I brought them to him daily; but 1 know of no remark
able act of Mr. Van Buren's life that entitles him to
remarkable honors.
By five o'clock the whole of the company arrived,
and were ushered into the drawing room; the ladies
discussed fashion and dresses, and parties and soi
rees, and music, and poetry, and painting, aad wisely
eschewed dirty, trashy politics. The gentlemen
very wisely listened to the ladies, and a few strolled
round the room to admire the paintings. The very
amiable and accomplished lady of Mr. Hunter's son
displayed her excellent judgment and fine taste in
her judicious criticisms upun the paintings. Some
of the gentlemen could not distinguish a Carlo Dolci
from a Rembrandt, a Rnbeus from a Cuyn, a Snyder
from an Annihal Caracci, a Salvator Rosa from a
Raphael, a Titian from a Claude.
A very fine painting of the Graces elicited much
admiration, although tne coloring (like most of the pic
tures by the same master) is too cold. A painting
of 44 Cromwell and Mrs. Claypnle," by Vandyek, is
in the happiest style of that une delineator of fea
tures. Two large paintings bv Snyder (in the hall)
appear as if like Rembrandt the artist, in order to
take the advantage of accident, had used his pallet
knive to lay his color on the canvass instead of the
pencil. A " Magdalen," very beautifully painted,
nas so much of the exquisite softness of Carlo Dolic
as to be deficient in strength of tone. A " Judith
with the Head of Holofernes," is a superb painting;
it has the defect of Titian, the form of the model*
not being corrected by any general idea of beauty in
the mind of the artist, ? though aarts are in the style
of Carle Maratti, and have the defect of his works,
that of being overlaid with drapery, too artificially
dispersed. A 44 Holy Family,'* bv Andrea del Sarto,
has all the rich tinting of that master; aad the pic
ture by Rubens below it, is amongst the best in
the collection.
The funny, the witty, the silly, the wise, the ridi
culous remarks made upon these paintings by those
who had 44 sipped of the spring," and those who had
never tasted the waters ol true knowledge, we dare
not give. We heard them ia confidence, and they
die with us They were what they were, and under
all the circumstances, they might nave been a devil
ish deal worse. About six o'clock the dinner was
on the table. His Majesty, who had walked the
piazza with Mr Kchuyfer, one of the most sensible
men of the room, now led the daughter of the host to
the dining table, followed by Mr. Scl.uyler, to whose
arm clung a lovely girl. Prince John very awk
wardly conducted a young widow to her seat, and
the rest followed according to the strictest etiquette
in rank. All was politeness, deeoruss, good breed
ing and fine taste. No loeofneos here; no loafers
here; no crowding, and elbowing, and squeeiing
here; but all was courtly in the extreme. The latest
Parisian regulations prevailed, and the following waa
the samptuous
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A splendid rlruMe service of gold and silver plate
graced the table, t\ Inch groaned under the eoatly
provision da for Ilia .Majesty ; who, singnlarly
enough, f otifi if d hi* attention to the two last dishes
?\mnng. t the ?? Katrpea," ri*: Cklf'i liram* and Finan
ei*r pie, which occasioned mnr shrewd remarks
fro* the Indies. Amongst the costly wines on this
ocnasion were the following:?
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MsHsu's t. Iteeon.
H*?i. Pouilly, Whit* Burgnney
Rufcsheiaser, 1811 Pcsaard.
8 iei u WinCim bottle*. Owibtitli.
Marcoobrnnee, 1931. Romanes.
Prince Metteruich, celekr?0 iHilll.
ted Castl* bottled, goldf Yriarte pale, delicate,
?eal Johanuisberger, vin Tower Au<bcr.
tagc, I8aa. J Tower Brow*.
? hampaiohe. SorslU, Brawn, 1805, B. X.
B<aver, Champaign. Ravini's Pale Oold.
Napoleon. madbika.
CHfjuot. Halaway.
Cote d'or. Bobby Lennox.
Perrier k Joaet. Old Wast India, MI.
Latour, 1S31. Brahmin, A.
Batailly, 18*7. Red Seal, old, bottled, E. I.
Bt. Jaliea, 1827 ? Eclipse Madeira.
8t Pierre.
T owers Port.
The Nabob and Brahmin Madeira, with Prince
Mettecnich Johannisberger, were the principal wines
drunk by His Democratic Majesty. Prince John
?'rank of every wine, and toasted every la'ly; and
the ladies ? but we must draw a veil over the future
events of that day. It was a white day in the life of
' Ilia Republican Highness, though we are afraid it
, will not leave his soul any whiter than the loafera of
this city left it. But if we should be mistaken ? if it
should cause him to quit his crooked ways, live god*
ly, eschew sub-treasuries, and lead a holy life; re
{>ent of his sins, and put his trust in a petticoat, eur
abor will not be in vain, nor our strength be ez
? ended for that which is nought If His Democratic
lajesty did not leave Hunter's Island a wiser and a
! better maa than when he entered it, then is there
no balm in Gilcad, a >d his cabbage garden at Kin
derhook will assuredly go to the devil, alone with
[ himself, and become a hotbed below, the sole care
! of which will be assigned to him by special license
from Satan.
i Splendid Ball at Nk w Brighton. ? A splen
did ball is given to night at the Pavilion, New
Bright n, under the auspices of a highly respectable
list of managers. The following is the card of invi
tation: ?
The pleasure of your cempany it respectfully
solicited, at a Ball, to be given at the 1'aviliau,
New Brighton, on the ??Cuing of Friday, July
13, 1839.
Thomas E. Davis, Jno. P. Hone,
Edward Prime, John Lor Graham,
Thomas Netmith, Wm. P. Wright,
Walter Patterson.
The Boat leave* New York at 8 P. M. ? Re
? turns at UJ P. M.
It will be perceived from the names of the mana
gers, that some of the most fashionable people of
town are rusticating this season at New Brighton ?
financiers, millionaires, retired gentlemen, judges,
amateurs, artists, and every thing that can give lus
tre to life and society. Several of the eorpt diplo
matique , with their attach?$, are also there for the
present, on their way, we suppose, to Saratoga and
the lakes. Take it for all in all, the ball tonight will
be quite a turn out. We shall send one of our thou
sand Ariels there, to flutter among the ringlets of
the beautiful bellet, and to take notes of their deli
cious movements.
Gouato these yellowsand*,
And there take bands,
Ctiriesied when yoa have, aad kiss'd ?
The wild wave's whist.
Foot it featly here and there,
And, sweet sprites, the burden bear.
Hart ! hark !
The watch aog* bark !
Hark ! hark ! ? I hear
The *traia of strutting chanticleer
Cry "the morning dawns,-' " the morning dawns."
The Weather ? Yellow Fever.? The yellow
fever ia at quarantine, and no miatake. The pilot
boat Lafayette, arrired here about ten daya since
from Havaaa, and brought the fever with her. One
of the crew, named Lockwood, died in the eity the
other day, and another ia dangerously ill. The Af
rican Coaat fever continues amon^ the officers and
crew of the Unzzard man of war, and the slavers. ?
In Grand atreet, where Mr. Lockwood died, the Cor
poration were yeaterday engaged in cleaning up the
I pilea of filth. They had a small army there, throw
ing aboat chloride of lime, and bailing oat the putrid
matter from the deep hollows in the street As the
Inspectors have commenced work, let them turn
their attention to Centre and John streets, and in
fine every street and by place. The miasma frem
the gutters and holes in those thoroughfares is so
strong that it is positively daagerona te pass through
them during this intense hot weather, and we ad
vise the people to keep clear of them.
The public health ia in daager ? the quarantine
laws should be rigorously enforced, and every exer
tion made to keep the contagion from the eity. The
weather for the past two days has been intensely
hot? the thermometer ranging from 90 to 93? in the
shade ? whieh is enough to breed a contagion any
where, and particularly in large cities like New
York, where heaps of filth lie about ia the streets
and lanes, uatouehed for weeks. People must bathe
often, if they wish te prevent disease. If the yellow
fever ahould get into the city during the present hot
weather, there is no telling what would be the con
sequence. The Corporation have been so mach oc
cupied during the last month in attending to mere
party duties ? in passing appropriations to waste on
Presidential pageants ? in getting up paltry shows
and beggarly cavalcades, to honor charlatans ? that
they have had no time to clean the streets, purify
t^r eity, keep the sewers ia order, or enforce the
quarantine laws. They better take care what they
are about. If the pestilenee, in the shape of the yel
low fever, should make a grand entry into New
York, " death on the pale horse, with all hell at his
heels" will follow moat assuredly, and surpass, la
some things, the reception given to the Kiiderhook
cabbage planter. The President left the locofocos
wi*h head aches ? the pestilenee will treat them to
a different desert. Look out. Only two cases as
y?t ?
(ty?The British Government has sent circulars to
all their eoaeuls is this country for the purpose of
collecting statistics, tc. of the rail-roads and steam
navigation ia the United States. We shall in this
manner be made acquainted with the extent to which
steam has been carried in this country through the
Raglish. In a short time we ahall know how mueh
wheat we produce to a bushel through the British
Government? for our administration moves very
slow in collecting facts of this description .
Destructive Fibe i* M aire.? Nearly one half
of Kant port, Maine, waa destroyed by fire on the
6th iast. It broke out in No. 9 Water street, made a
clear aweep through that atreet on both aides. The
buildings on Hayden, Central, Union, Steamboat and
II ebbs' wharves were consumed. Two vessels, the
Martha and Abigail, were totally destroyed. The
loaa ia eatimated to be $240,000, of which about
$100,000 ia insured.
THATurnrn House Garre^ at Jersey Citv.
Lynch, of the Thatched House Garden at Jersey
City, has sent us $2, in Jersey ahinplasters, to write
and publish a puff on his Garden ? his punch ? his su
gars? his nine-pins ? his bar? his bench ? and his ma
rine beach. We beg leave to decline the job. We
cannot lift a pen for less than ff 20, Chemical money.
How otherwise could we de justice to his elegant
house? his fine liqnors- his cool shade, and his
splendid accommodations \ If I,yne hhad the taste
to have a beautiful, young, Jersey girl to serve out
the lemonade and segars? in the elegant style of the
Palais Royal, or Tivoli Gardens, in Paris, then we
would write a puff, cor amnrr. Not otherwise.
(Jtj- The French steamer frigate La M'-tcore will
arrive here today from Norfolk.
Cmmrt at ?r?r TcmlMr.
Trial of Ezra White for Murder. ? Second Day.
? A few minute* after nine o'clock the answer was
brought into court pretty securely hud cuffed. He
did not appear to hare loet any of hie confidence,
and ao iooa m the officer had reie tsed him, entered
into conversation with hia brother and acquain
Nearly an hour was waited in collecting the Jury
and Judges, and by ten o'clock, the whole of the pre
liminaries having been got over, the District Attor
ney was directed by their honors to proceed.
Lemuel Stark examined by the District Attorney.
? I am a caulker by trade, and live at 330 Froet
atreet. The prisoner and myself hare been acquaint
ed about 7 years. We were together on the night
of the 13th February, and walked together to tne
eornerof Walnut and Grand streets. He waa dressed
in dark clothes, and wore a bat with a crape ronnd
it. We walked to the corner of Elm and Grand
streets, and stood there for an hour before we went
up town to a dance, but 1 cannot say where exactly,
j Robbins, Rice, and Dufee were with us, and the
dance was at Frank Speights in Elm street. They
1 did not go up town, but me and the prisoner went
alone. After we left the dance up town I was ac
? companicd by the prisoner, and my brother, William
, Wright, and Bob Leigh. We then went to Frost's
I oyster house in Grand street, and had something to
j eat and drink. After this I went to Gaffney s along
I with Pierce Timpaon and the prisoner. The prisou
i er "?e went into the house last. To the best of
| my recollection Pierce did not go into the house at
all. We entered at the Willett street door, and I
I said, " come, it's late, let's go home." The prisoner
? said, "let's go there and stay a few minutes, and
' then we will go home."
When we first entered Gaffney'a the prisoner was
going into the back room, when three or four took
i hold et him and pushed him all round. They did
I not tell him to go out, but I went to the landlord and
i ?aid, "If you will get those men off I will get him
out." The landlord made no answer. On this 1 got
hold of the prisoner by the arm, and got him pretty
i"??h cut of the door, and in doing it I was eut my
self. The others came to get hold of prisoner, and
nulled him away from me. Pierce ana me then got
hold of prisoner again, and pulled him out of the
house. Two or three of them rushed out and got
him in again. I knocked one away and said, "Why
don't you let him alone? 1 want to get him home '
I also said to prisoner, M come, and let's go home."
Prisoner replied, " I hare been abused a good deal."
Then I went home. Prisoner and myself went into
Gaffney's tog? ther. I went into the store anc pri
soner went to the back room, but did not get farther
than the middle of the door before he was stopped.
He never spoke till they clenched him, and then he
said, "Let go of me." No one spoke to prisoner
before they clenched him. There were as many as
a dozen there, and they stood so as to shut the door
leading to the back room. No one said any thing
about a muss in my hearing. I had to pull at the
prisoner very hard in order to get him from the men
who clenched him. Prisoner refused to go home
with me because he was intoxicated and felt riled at
the usage he had received in the room from Gaffney'a
friends. ? Prisoner was out on the sidewalk whea
they closed the store door. Henry had stood five
or six feet off from the door. I went as far as that
with him and kept hold of him. 1 would have taken
him home if I could. My brother waa standing near
the watchman, and during that time I had hold of
the prisoner five or aix minutes. During that time
the deer was not opened.
District Attorney ? I want you to tell the jury
where you left White 1
Witness ? I went a few steps up Broome street, and
came back, when White was standing on the stoep
by the corner. The door was open. Prisoner stood
in Wiilet street a little.
District Attorney ? How near t? the door 1
Witness? Two or three feet off, perhaps. The
door was open, and I could see persons inside.
District Attorney ? How long did it remain open ?
Witness? I did not see it shut at all.
District Attorney ? Did prisoner say any thing to
anv one 1
Witness ? Not that I heard, nor did any one say
any thing to him.
District Attorney ? How lon? did the prisoner
stand in front of the door 1
Witness ? A very little while; and he left because
the watchman rapped.
District Attorney ? Was the door then open ?
Witness ? It was; I then left myself for a few min
utes; w hen I returned he still stood there.
District Attorney ? Where did you go!
Witness? Home; and White went up Broome and
down Grand street to Walnut street.
Here Mr Graham objected to the witness saying
any thing about the prisoner after he went heme.
District Attorney ? Where did you leave White 1
Witness ? On the right hand side of Grand street,
and 1 turned down Walnut street; he lived two or
three doors down Cherry street .
District Attorney? Did you know before yon left
Gaffney's house, that any person bad been stabbed
there T
Witness ? I did not. I knew of no weapon that
White had with him that night. I found the prison
er after this at Rearder'a, in Walnut street.
District Attorney? Had ho the same clothes on 1
Objected to.
District Atts>rney? What clothing had he on 1
Witness ? White hat with crape on, ? steel mixed
coat, and dark trowser*. I think they were the same
he wore at Gaffney's.
District Attorney? Whea was it that yon saw him
again 1
Witness ? Abont twelve in the day; I saw him at
Here' his Honor Judge Edwards rose and left the
court. His honor was absent about half an hour,
and on his return he told the District Attorney to
proceed with the trial, whether he himself was pre
sent or absent.
Mr. Graham seemed to object to Kis honor, stating
the matter to any, but what the learned gentleman
said did not meet the reporter.
Examination resumed by the District Attorney?
The prisoner's brother went over to Brooklyn with
him; when I went I did not stay more than half an
hour, and then I went to the South Ferry; prisoner
had the same clothing on; we all crossed over the
East River by the steamboat to the Battery, and
then went to the place where the Boston boats start
from; we went on board the Boston boat, and went
into the cabin; White and me did not have any con
versation before we got to the Boston boat.
Here Mr Graham objected to the mode of exami
District Attorney ? How came yon to go to the
Objected to by Mr. Graham.
District Attorney ? What was said by you to
Witness? Nothing at alL I did not know where I
was going at all.
By the Court? Was any thing said about your go
ing awayl
Witness ? I asked White if he was going away,
and he said he did not know whether he was or not.
District Attorney? What else was said?
Witness ? Nothing at all.
District Attorney? I want you to say in what or
der you went to the boat 1
\\ itness? All went together, and the two White's
led the way.
District Attorney ? Was there any conversation !
before you got to the b.>at1 ?
Witness Nothing.
District Attorney? Nor on this side the water?
Witness ? No; neither of us ipoke.
District Attorney? Nor yet on board the Boston
boat before she left the wharf?
Witness? No.
District Attorney? Did any of you enter your
nam's as passengers before she left tne wharf?
Objected to by Mr. Graham, and his Honor, Judge
Edwards, said something, but it was impossible for
the reporters to get at it.
Witness ? No; not before she left the wharf.
District Attorney? At what hour did the boat
Witness ? At 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
District Attorney? Who left with you in the boat?
Witness? The prisoner and me; the prisoner'^ !
brother left us, and we went in the boat to Provi
dence. She got there sometime on the following i
District Attorney? Who paid White * passage?
Witness? He paid it himself.
District Attorney? Did you hear what name he I
Witness ? No; I did not.
District Attorney ? Did yoti have any conversa
tion about this matter?
Witness ? No
District Attorney ? Well, tell us some of the things
you talked abont?
Witness? I dont know as I could
District Attorney? Did you know where yon was
going to?
\\ itness? Y es; the prisoner told me we were go
ing to Boston; and I said I did'nt care where I went.
I would ge wherever he went. We did calculate to
go to New Orleans, if we could get a chaace. I pro
posed it, and he said he would go if he could get a
chaace. He said he did not calculate on staying
mare than two or three month*.
District Attorney ? Well, when you got to ProvW
dence, where did you col
Witness ? Why, to Boston.
District Attorney ? Who paid the passage!
Witness ? I did.
District Attorney ? Where did you go to at Bos
ton 1
Witness? To a house in a kind of an alley, to
whieh a man directed us, where we enquired for a
lady. It was a kind of a boarding house. We staid
about three days, and White paid the bill.
District Attorney ? Where aid you first hear of tha
death of Fitzpatrickl
Witness ? Why, on the way to Boston from Provi
District Attorney ? What did you say about it!
Witness? Why, I said I was innocent of the
man's death; for 1 had no knife with me; White
said the same. He commenced the conversation
about it.
District Attorney ? Well, tell what he said.'
Witness ? He told me that he did not believe there
was any one killed. I said I did not know; I only
heard there was some one killed. He still said he
did not believe there was. He sa>d he had ho knife,
and knew that lie was innocent of it. That's all be
District Attorney ? Had he the same clothes onl
Witness? Except the shirt; 1 dont know if he had
the same shirt on. We took a few clothes with us,
two or three shirts and some pairs of pantaloons.
District Attorney? Where did you goto after yoa
left Boston 1
Witness ? To the house where we were taken.
District Attorney? Did either of you try to get a
Witness? Tes, White offered to go in a vessel ta
New Orleans, but did not ship. We were arrested
on the Monday, three or four days after our arrival.
He (the prisoner) had on nearly the same clothes,
but 1 think 1 had his coat on; he had on mine.
District Attorney ? Who requested the change of
Witness? I did, on the Sunday after we left thia
District Attorney ? Is that all that you know about
this matterl
Witness ? Yes.
District Attorney? You have said you had no
k.iife; do you know if White had onel
Witness? Why he had one, three or four months
before this affray; it was a knife with one blade, and
that was three or four inches long; the point was
sharp. I borrowed it in the winter, and threw it
down on the ice, and broke the point of it.
Cross-examined by Mr. Graham ? I broke about aa
eighth of an inch off the knife when I threw it down.
It was an ordinary jack-knife, such as is common
among workmen. White did not insult any one
when he went into Gaffney's. The people there ap
peared to be all in liquor ? were very noisy or angry;
their hands at least were going as if they were angry.
We went to all these dances perfectly peaceable,
and no intention of making a muss. I never spoke
to er provoked any of the men at Gaffney's. I did
not say that White was in liquor, and 1 would take
him away myself? but I told the landlord that if he
would take the men off, I would take White away.
The biggest part of the men had their hats off. All
the men seized hold of the prisoner and pulled him
away from me. The landlord did not interfere. He
tried to get out, but did not molest the men except
to say "let go of me."
At this part of the proceedings Judge Edwards left
the court again, and some little conversation took
place between Judge Ingliss and Mr. Graham, in
which we could only catch the words, "reserving our
rights, of course."
Cross examination imed ? The stoop was very
small ? not more than step or two tx twern the
door and the sidewal After the door wa? shut we
did not stay long enou.,u for any one to open it again.
When 1 went away up Broome street, I left White
and Pearce there along with the watchman. No
noise b it the wrangling among th? people at Gaff
ney's 1'he watchman was near enough to the door
when i returned to Gaffney'a stoop, to see if any
thing was going on within the house- He did not
appear to be taking more than ordinary notice. He
dia not seem as if any thing was going on inside. I
did n?t see any one wounded, nor did the prisoner or
my brother say that any one had been wounded. The
door of Gaffney . store was standing wide open when
I came back. I heard the watchman rap, but did
not see any thing occur between ray party to make
bim rap. The noise was still going on among the
people inside. I heard at home that some one had
been stabbed, and it was then that it occurred to me
to go awav, although I knew that I was perfectly in
nocent. 1 thought I might be blamed tor the mis
chief done that night as well as any one else. That
was my reason for going away next day.
Graham? From all that you saw that night, was
not the psisoner as innocent'as you were 1
Objected to.
Graham? Do you know that he was more guilty
that you werel
Stnl objected to.
Graham ? Do you know that he had any other mo
tive than you had for going away 1
Witness ? I do not.
Graham. ? Did he say that he was innocent 1
Witness.? Yes ?but he said at the same time that
he might b? susptcted.
Graham.? Had you heard at that time that you or
White were suspected. g
Witness. ? No. F
Graham. ? When you was at Gaffney's did yon see
any meat knife there.
Witness.? Yes, one about a foot long. It lay on
the meat bench, which was on the right as you en
tered the room, just within the door that opened into
Willet street. 1 sa.7 the knife as I went in, but did
not see it as 1 went out. Our party had the chance
of taking up the knife, but I did not see any of them
touch it. As the men belonging to Gaffney's party
turned up against the wall, they must have pushed
the meat bench. The handle of the knife lay against
the block. It could easily have been knocked off
the bench or block If \\ hite had held this knife
in his hand 1 suspect I should have seen it. I did
not see the knife when I went back. White got his
neck so hurt that night that h* was obliged to wear
something liks a stock round his neck while he was
at Boston.
Graham, ? You have answered many questions a
bout you and White at Boston.
Witness. ? 1 have answered them two or three
times over.
Graham. ? Well, you say his neck was hurt?
Witness. ? Yes. I saw it when he went to bed.
Graham ? You stated that you wanted to coma
back from New Orleans in three months. Did
White assign any reason for wishing to come back
; so soon 1
Witness ? No. We changed our clothes in order
to appear a little finer on Hnnday, and for no other
reason. We were both arrested in Boston, and
brought hack to this city. I was told that if I would
be a witness against White, I should not be examin
ed as a prisoner. It was Judge Palmar that told me
so. Mr. Taylor called me out, and said they were
going to examine me and I said that I would answer
no questions. No one else has ever told me that I
should be protected if I did come out against White.
I was held U bail t? appear as a witness, and thea
discb rged.
Graham? Well, I believe that's all.
Judge Inglis? Had you ever been at Gaffney's be
fore 1
Witness? No.
James Kiley, examined by the District Attorney.
Witness resfdes at ItsO Greenwich street. In tne
month of February last I lived in Willet street, and
I knew Kitzpatrick; he was a married man and had
a family. I cannot say what age he was I was by
(?affney's house, but 1 did not belong to the party. ?
It was between one and four in the morning, but (
did not call in at (hat time. I was cowing down the
sidewalk, and saw a man standing by Gaffney's, and
saw him stumble over against the watchman; then f
did not know what caused it. I saw the prisoner
Come up. but what he did I donf know; be just came
up. I can only *ay that the other man fell over o?
the watchman. He got up again and walked into the
honse. 1 did not hear him speak a word. The pri
soner and the deceased were so close that I could
not distinguish between them. The face of I itzpat
rick was turned towards the prisoner, and 1 did not
kuow it was Fit 7. pat rick at the time, although he and
I lived in the same house.
I heard some one say that the man was hilled, and
it was loud enough far any one to hear that itwKl out
side The report came that a man was killed. I
cannot say how lond the report was, "for I didn't
rule it." The prisoner stood about the centre of the
street when I went for a surgeon. I cannot ?ay
how long I was gone, but I ran We came back as
soon as possible, and saw Fitspatrir k, and h? Ipvd to
carry him bonis after he wa? dead. I saw no blood

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