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INKW YORK HERALD
s?v? York, TUunday, June '41, 1844.
The American Hepubltcane In Motion?Th
Heformen again In the field.
Very probably stimulated by the revival of th
Iriah repeal agitations, with still more fiercenes
and excitement than ever, the Ametican Repibli
cans, or at least a considerable portion of them
have ugain started into vigorous activi'y, and witl
their patriotic shouts of r< form, again make tin
welkin ling. The executive committee had i
meeting the other evening, and passed a series o
resolutions, very vigorously expressed, ami yet in i
wonderfully temperate tone and spirit. The mat.
o' ject of the committee was to organise a St u
Central Convention, to assemble in Utica, ?>u tht
tirst Tuesday in September next, aud to adopt iIn
necessary measures for taking a distinct and pow
erlul stand in tie coming full campaign. Thit
maveoieat h is been followed up by some el toward
committees, particularly the second, and w>
in h now calculate on tlie s pai ate organization i i
tins new party, as u fr- . li element in the politic ;
contlict ol the time.
Unquestionably, if this movement be earned
out iii the rurht nniril?it th*- uMiuune rM,nrl,-.?r > .
form make a united ellort?if they select and
nominate lor Congressmen and members of tire
State A-sembly, men of the right stam(>? men who,
unlike those elected by this party to fill municipal
offices in this city, all, indeed, fulfil their pledg-s?then
this reform party will as surely triumph
over both the old factions in the broader field ol
contest next fall, as they did here in this city ol
Yew York tin the election of the corporation.?
There never was a more auspicious period than
the present for such an effort. The great mass of
the intelligent utid reflecting portion of the people
have become thoroughly dissatisfied and disgusted
with the conduct of the political hacks, the party
tools, the unprincipled vagrants who follow politics
for a living, to whom for years past has been committed
the preponderating influence in the National
and State councils, and the results of whose folly,
ignorance, "want of principle, and enmity to all
retorin, have been written in characters which ul|
can read.
There are before the people several great public
measures of infinite importance to the public welfare,
which it is utterly in vain to expect from such
a Congress as that which has just terminated its
unprofitable session. Amongst these we may mention
Post Office reform?a measure, whose weight
and universal interest, justly entitle it to the foremost
place in public attention at this moment. We
all know how this measure was treated by the late
Congress. We know how the iust and reasonable
demands of the people were treated with contumely.
We know how a reform, against which
not one argument that conld stand (or a moment,
was denied. Now, let these reformers who profess a
desire to obtain the blessings of good government,
free troni the corrupting influence of partisanship
and all the bad ugencies, hostile to the people and
to the prosperity of the nation, which party employe?let
them hoist this flag of Post Ottice lieform,
and we are quite certain that on this alum-,
they can rully such a mighty host as will carry all
before it.
Then, again, with respect to the State Legislature,
there are several measures of universal and
acknowledged necessity and utility, on which a
strong party could be very speedily raised. This is
police reform All parties have denied us this,
yea, even that very party who were elected to olfice
in this city for the purpose of obtaining this
great boon. There is also a loud cry lor the ridress
of the grievances inflicted on the community
by the gas monopolies. The extortions and rapacity
of these companies have become intolerable.
Here there is, it w ill be at once seen, a strong
rallying point for the new reform party.
As to the nose about the naturalization laws,
that is quite an inferior matter of consideration.
We might show the curious character of that
logic which gravely endeavors to convince us thai
the best way to make good citizens is to
alienate them as much as possible from the
institutions undet which they live, but the
game, in this hot weather especially, is not worth
the trouble. But unless the new reform party, or
the party professing to be reformers, is entirely
blind, it must at once perceive, not only the duty
but the wisdom, so far as its own success is concerned,
of adopting the course we have suggested
Indeed, thus far, the conduct of this party reminds
us a good deal of the poor stag in the fable, which
had been deprived of an eye, and constantly kept
the blind side to the river, on whose banks it wu
accustomed to brouse, never dreaming that dangei
could approach from the water, but only from the
lind, and which fell beneath the well directed arrow
of the hunter who glided down the stream.
All their attention appears to be on the look out
for imaginary foes?the offspring of prejudice and
a dark age, whilst they have no eyes for real eVils,
which are close at hand Let them awake. Let
them, like true patriots, unite in a grand effort to
prostrate factions and party spirit, nnd secure to
their country great and much needed measures of
reform.
Ri-Organization ok the Tyi,er Party?A
President's Marriage?Annexation in Earnest.
The city received a considerable shock yesterdvy
by the announcement on the bulletins and otherwise,
that President Tyler had arrived incog. 01.
on th- previous evening, in company with Postmaster
Graham, the Hon. Mr. Rantoul of Boston,
and others from Philadelphia. It was soon ascertained
among the "knowing ones" that the President's
rapid movements to this city had a very remarkable
destination?in fact, no lessthan his marriage
with the celebrated Miss Gardiner, of Gardiner's
Island, who has been the reigning belle at
Washington, Saratoga, and all the fashionable
places, for several seasons.
A full account of the interesting ceremony of the |
President's nuptials, will be found in another quarter
of this day's paper.
This has really been a most astounding movement
on the part of the President, and presents a
view of the organization of the Tyler party on an
entirely new and promising foundation. It alao
brings up tl.e subject of annexation in such a shape
as to silence all objectors ; and if we have lost
Texas by the recent vote of the Senate, the gallantry
of the President has annexed Gardiner's
Island o the " Old Dominion," and may the act
be crowned by many day's of unclouded felicity. I
There is not a lady in the broad Union better I
fitted to grace the White House than she who '
has given her hand to the President Now, then, is
the time to make a grand movement for Tyler's
re-election. Neither Polk nor Clay can bring into
the White House such beauty, elegance, grace and
high acconiolishments as does John Tyler, and
meeting should be at once convened?committees
appointed?and all proper measures taken to
ensure the reign of so much loveliness for four years
longer in the White House.
John Jonks at Fault.?The last Madiiynian
says that President Tyler has retired from his arduous
duties, for a season, and gone to setk some
days repose. John don't know what's going on
We rather think that the President's "arduous
duties " are only beginning. " Repose," indeed '
Thk Rkpbal Mbktinq.?Washington Hall was
erowderf again last night with thousands of the
Irish, rushing to contribute towards the "O'Connell
fine." Ws shall find room to-morrow for
some remarks and curious details respecting this
movement, for which the great pressure of highly
interesting matter to-day has left no space. A re o't,
however, of last night's proceedings will he
ound in another column
iaaival srom Washington.?C. J. McNulty, I
r of the House, at Washington, is staying at
Uic Wnverlv House.
Important from Waihlngton.
Great interest i? felt in relation to the news front
= Mexico as brought on by Mr. Thompson, the spe_
cial messenger. VVe are authorized to state that
e the news is not of a character materially to change
the position of our relations with Mexico and Texas
e at the time of the formation of the Treaty.
a I The probability at present is, that there w ill be
. no Extra Session ol Congress called, for the reason
t that nothing has occurred which would be likely
! to change the votes of the Senate.
. It is very likely, howt ver, that the President may
t for i a new Treaty with Texas, mainly with the
f view to extend the lime?six iiiontha? in which the i
, Treaty may be ratified?to that it may come before
the next Congress in December.
There is no doubt that Santa Anna and the whi.lt
. of his government area corruptible s t ol men?
. j .<o that for the coii'iderutiou of two or three niiU
lious of dollera their consent 10 the annexation ol
Tex may he obtained.
We can also add that President Tyler will undoubtedly
be constrained within a short lime to
{ ?vi trliaw his n in.'- a a candidate lor the J'n-.-i- |
I denoy lie has only been urged to running by tin
ill-advice of a lew such men as Joel Id. SuiherIJ
land, John Lorimer Graham, and others, who
would persuade him that all who do not concur i
I in advising him to run, are not his true friends,
mid ought to be discharged. The fact is, these men
want all who differ with them in advising him to
run to be discharged,in order that their own Iriends
, mayjbeput in office. Corruption?corruption?cor- |
, ruption. The President's Cabinet are unanimous (
I in advising lum to withdraw at once. He may con- ,
f tidently be expected to do if. (
Nuptials of the President of the United '
States. s
John Tyler, President of the United States, wa.? "
married yesterday at 2 o'clock, P. M., to Miss Ju- ^
lia Gardiner, daughter of the late Hon. David Gardiner,
of Gardiner's Island, whose lamented death ^
occurred on board the Princeton fast winter.
The ceremony took place at the Church of tin 1
Ascension on Fifth Avenue, and was jierformed by 6
the Right Rev. Bistiop Onderdonk, assisted by the 1
Rev. Dr. Bedell, the Rector of the church. 1
The whole affair was conducted with the utmost
privacy, at the request of the bride's family, from t
melancholy considerations which will be duly ap- c
predated. Excepting at the marriage ceremony, *
the family are still in mourning. t
There were present at the nuptials tne mother a
and younger sister of the bride, Miss Legarc, %
daughter of the late Secretary of State, two daugh- t
ters of Post Master General Wicklifl'e, Col. Graham
and lady, John Tyler, Jr., and a brother of the a
bride.
(J
The Bridesmaid was the younger sister above
iiameu, una ine groomsman ner Drotner. 1
The lady of the President is twenty-two years of v
age, and one of the most lovely and accomplished
heiresses ol our city. In her form and personal ?
uppearance, she is beautiful; and we should be a
proud to have her appear at the Court of Queen J
Victoria At her marriage, she was robed simply 1<
in white, with a gauze veil depending from a circlet
of white flowers, wreathed in her hair. a
The President, uccoinpanied by his son, John 8
Tyler, Jr., Captain Newton of the late ill-fated ^
Missouri, and one or two other naval officers, and J1
Robert llantoul, Esq, of Boston, left Washington j[
at six o'clock on Tuesday morning, and arrived h
the same night at half past ten, in New York,
where they took up lodgings privately, at How- ii
ard's Hotel It was the President's intention to 8(
have kept his arrival a profound secret ; D. D. ?,
Howard was sworn to secresy and all the servants ?
locked up. In 6hort, every effort was made, It
as the President himself expressed it, "to steal i
inarch upon the Herald," and so great was his de- w
light the next morning, to find that his arrival was h<
not announced "in the Herald," that we can almost
forgive him for swearing and bribing the C(
Howard's to secresy.
Alter the nuptials at the church,the cortege, con. m
mating of five carriages, that of the President being
?lrawn by four horses, drove to the residence ol th- JjJ
Gardiner's, in Lafayette Place, where they took
dinner. / ' ai
m
At 1 o'clock, P. M., yesterday, the party drove u,
down to the ferry-boat Essex, commanded by Capt
Rockwell, and lying near the foot of Courtlundr |
j street, where they got on board. Orders to admit n
on board none but " the faithful" were strictly en- ol
forced by the attentive and vigilant police officer, *t
John H. Low. J
On board the Essex were the following party:? tb
President Tyler and lady, the mother, sister, and ^
brother of the bride; John Tyler, jr.; the two hi
Misses Wickliffe, daughters of the Post Master
General; Miss Legare, daughter of the late Secre- a!
taryof State; Col. Graham and lady, Post Master ?i
of the city of New York ; William Paxton Hallett, ^
Esq. and lady ; Silas M. Stilwell, Marshal; George tv
D. Strong, Esq.; General Ward of Westchester. ^
who-, it is said, will succeed Senator Tallmadge in ri
the United StatesSenate ; Col. Bankhead and suite; *
Major Burnett of New York ; ex-Appraiser McKib- ai
ben ; Mr. Gay ; Mr. Tasistro; Tlieo. Dwight, Esq., ?l
of Princeton; Mr. Donnegani, lady and daugh- ec
ter, and Mrs. Judah, all of Montreal, invited guests, w
and one or two others. w
Thus freighted, the Essex, with Col. BankheadV li'
superb band on board, moved o\it into the harbor 01
New York. The afternoon was delightful; the II
air in the city was hot and oppressive, but the cooi
breeze in the harbor was most exhilarating. The j i
lioat passed down by the North Carolina, near to
Governor's Island, receiving Presidential salutes w
from the Old North, from the steamer Princeton. in
(whose name, with great delicacy, was not men- jc
tioned by any on board,) from the two Mexican lri
war steamers, the Guadaloupe and Montezuma, ''j
from the Revenue Cutter lying in harbor, from the th
Foit ut Governor's Island, and from the Navy Yard. n<
The yards were manned by the several ves ni
sels, and repeated rounds of cheers were given. c?
After taking a turn about the harbor, the Essex *u
landed the President's parly at Jersey City, where nll
he took the cars for Philadelphia, to whose hos| italities
we now consign him and his charming ' ?
bride. After 11 brief stop in Washington, the Pre- {J*
sident will leave for a visit to the R ip Ra|w in Vir- nv
ginia" tli.
Miss Julia Gardiner is known as one of the most da
accomplished daughters of the State of New cu
York. It is said that the ladies of this country are
all in favor of annexation, to a man. Miss Gardiner
is an honor to her sex, and goes decidedly for #1,
Tyler and annexation. ,.By this act also, the Pre- (,J
sident has concluded a trenty of immediate annex- lll(
ation, which will be ratified without the aid of the to
Senate of the United States. Herein, therefore, is
solved the vexed mystery of President Tyler's zeal tn
for annexation. This is the genuine treaty. Clay, ^
Van Buren, Benton, one and all, have missed the wi
mark. Tyler alone has hit it. There will be no jj
extra session. Our military and naval forces will m
be withdrawn from the Texian borders, and iliere 1,11
will be no war with Mexico. The Union will not
be dissolved, for annexation is union, and not dis- cr
solution. Repose ye in peace and quiet. JJ"
~ >)o
Navai. Officer at Boston.? George Roberts, th<
Esq., a young man, the Editor of the Boston 1111
Times, is appointed by the President, Naval Offi- Ssi
r er of the port of Boston. He is a well known cu
friend of President Tyler. ^
,
Ot.K Brim.?This unrivalled artist continues at
the Astor House. He is preparing for his great hai
concert at the Broadway Tabernacle to-morrow "n<
evening. He leaves on Saturday for Canada, ,ia.
merely stopping en route to give concerts at Worcester
and Springfield. wi
ha
Tkiai. ok Poi.i.y Bodinf. ?By tfie complete re- 'j*
port in our columns to-day it will be seen thnt th< ?t
case is beginning to assume much interest?but i
' ubt, mystery and'darkness still hang around the i?,
bloody transaction. j " 1
Another,' Portrait of Polly Bodlne.
? jfY JISOTHKH ARTIST' '
l'rlal at' l'ully liuUlne lor t lie .Hunlor of Mm.
Kiiimellnc Hoiutiiian, at Uranlte Village,
Mtaten Inland.
Tiinin lUv
The trial ol thin woman on an indictment for the
murder of Mrs. limine line Houseman, the wife o'
Japt. George W. Houseman, the brother of accus d,
on Sunday, December 24iti, 1 844, ia continued
mm day to day at Richmond Court House, Staten
aland, before the Court of Oyer and Terminer, conlisting
of Circuit Judge Parker, First Judge Waid,
ind Associates^Claw^on, Cortelyou, Cochran and
jittell.
The accused was attended by her brother, Abrulam
Houseman, who was seated by her aide during
he trial. Her mother and numeroua relatives wen
n attendance, as well as several hearty, whole
lome, buxom wives and lasses, whose pretty feuures
contrasted strongly with the hardy and stern
lountenunces of the male witnesses and spectators
Testimony ?uh Prosecution.
Matilda Kohke called and sworn.?1 live with my mo
her not tar from Granite village ; I am the niece of de
eased ; I was not in the habit of sleeping with deceased
vhen her husband wus absent; I otten vis.ted her during
he day, and was there on Kriduy and Saturday pieviou>
o the time she wus lound dead; I generally wont then
ihout 9 o'clock in the morning, and left about ! intheul
ernoon j on Kriduy when I Telt the house the accused
vas there, and deceased and her child ; the deceased sal.,
hut accused wus going to sleep there on Friday night ;
m Saturday morning when I went thare 1 lound no on>
>ut the deceased and bar child ; 1 li It there on Saturday
Iternoon about 4 o'clock. [ The defence here admitted
hat accused slept lit the house ot deceased on this Uatui
lay night J The child had a .ocket on its neck with coal
beuds ; it was murked " H. V. T." This is the locket
think.
Mr. De Witt here showed the locket to the uccused,
. ho said it wus the child's locket.
Witness continued?Deceased kept the gold watchin
lie ol the bureau druwers us well as other jewellery ; 1
aw the watch in the huud ol deceased on batuiday ; a
Iso the silver spoons and bracelet; I did not see tue chain
hat day ; the accused was not there ut this time; she put
he tvatch in the drawer and laid it on the top ol the pit
aw cases ; I did not sen the chain ot any time; 1 don'i
liink the deceased went nut that afternoon ; 1 believe till*
the watch ; the accused came to the house belore 1 letnd
was playing with the child, but 1 do not know wha
he said ; 1 weut uwuy in a lew miuutos afterwards ; tin
ccusnd had on a dark dress with purple llowers , tin
ucneu winuows naming on oia .Mr. Houseman's winot
opened that day ; 1 am a niece of Uie accused ; I slept
ume on Saturday Bight and did not go out ou Sunday noi
lomiay; 1 went to the house on Tuesday morning j i
ave seen the small paper box in the bureau, and the las1
me 1 saw it was about three wieks beloro the tire ; 1
ever saw this gold chain in the house ; I saw ear rings
l the house last Spring, but 1 cannot tell whether these
re them or not; 1 never saw this breast pin with a white
Lone in it before ; 1 do not know how many spoons there
rere ; they were marked " O. K. H.;" 1 have seen tin
uall laucy box before ; 1 once took it to mv grand
lother ; the deceased was going to my father's and 1 toot,
there at liar request; [the contents oi "the bundle" oi
Lotties found iu the liouso of deceased were here shown
ituess, but she could not identify them.J
The Court here took u recess of three quarters of in
our until 7 o'clock.
evening session.
At the .opening ot the (unit the Counsel for detenc ,
implaiueij that the sherill'had allowed persons to vi: i
le accused in her cell, contrary to her wish, and they ,
leielore, desired the Coutt to lake soma action in Mi
atler.
The Court stated that they hnd no power in the case
it that the sheriff was under the iinuiediate jurisdiction
The Uoveruor alone, il lie violated his duty.
Mrs. Jane Taylor was then called by the prosecution
id swum?1 reside uear the house w here deceased live
rd was intimate with her ; 1 was at the tire a while, not
iug ; 1 can see the house lrom mine ; we are opposite ;
eaid noises that night at the house ot deceased, hivcen
nine and ten o'clock; like the screeches ol uwoman,
cannot tell where it was ; the noises came trom up the
lad ; no, I mean down the road, towards Mr. Houseman'
ouse ; I was sewing at the time ; 1 jumped up and looked
it ol the window, and saw a man ; it was very dark ; lie
ood on tue load side below Houseman's ; the screech
as pretty loud, but 1 could nut tell where it was .
sounded as though suinu one had got lmn and alio
ler person had given u screech ; the man went
jwn the road, and kiml-a made u stumble; when I
lined the w ludow the man kiud-astopped ami stood still,
a wai uulknrg v< ry alow; I think it w,ih Hlephen Kingi
u; he iy us going us from the house ol deceased; he i
tnd-u queer ami out ol his head; the next morning (Hut,
iy) tt in n 1 got up, 1 saw the lower window ol the lions.
>en; 1 thought tins was strange, as Mr. Houseman wave)-;
I auw the house all day ; the reason why 1 notice,i
lis palticnlarly was that there was an agreement hereon
Ul, by previous coavt rsation, lor tile to go the,.
iat day. I Tins was objected to hy delence, hut admilltn
ade. their exception.J I looked lor her several times do
ng the day, but not seeing htr, 1 did not go over; Iher,
as only one trout window ol the house open that day; I
eut along the road on the opposite side ol Ute houm
id looked in at the window, but saw no one there. Tti
iposite side ol the road was the highest, was the reason
ny 1 went on that to look in; when I canto buck I look
1 in Hgain;l generally saw deceased on Sunday at the Iron
in,low with her child; the house ,,was shut up on Men
ty, and the window that had been open, d on Sunday,
unclosed; 1 saw no one about tbe house on Alonday; i
re about one hum re 1 yards irom the houseof deceased
Cross rjammed for drfenct, by Moaaiiose?I call tin
Mise of deceased " up," because it is up hill lrom when
live; iny husband w us asleep; I thougiit that the nona
ime imm the children ol Mis Hurl-ana; I thought it was
lemalu voice; the lirst ncieech was loo loud lor a chill,
thought that ouu ui the children had lailun, and Mrs
arliank had screeched Some one remembered it, wha'
old it to, but 1 don't know who it was; 1 can't till yon
hat side ol the way it was; 1 don't know thut I belle v,
spooks and ghosts; 1 have not seen one in two or thrci
oaths; but 1 saw one come to me ouce, (laughter) and I
i believe it was a ghost. (Laughter) The scream cam,
Dm up the road; Mrs. Uurhmik's is on the same side ol
a street that our house is; the man was passing along
iiy slow when 1 raised my window; i never hum thut I
ought the noise came lioin persons spreeiug in the
i-igliborliood; I have lived wheie 1 live now lor eleven
turs; I don't lecoliect that I mentioned tin-outcry to my
ishuitd; I was not sworn lieluro tit tins Case. It the de
-used had been borne, I suppose she would hove went to
lurch; I wus going to see tier it she hud been home on
indoy. Mrs. iiurhuuk s is ubout the same distance Iroin I
V house us the house ol deceased I
>lr*. Hannah Casksison called unit sworn?I bare
en acquainted wi.h deceased since alio was u small girl 1
in a member ol the name church ilmt deceased wan. I r
used her bouse on Sunday belore Christmas nliout two I
dock, but did not see her ut the window us wan usual, i:
i did I look lor hur that 1 remember, as I passed.
Mrs. Jans. Lis*, culled and sworn?1 resided opposite r
e house ol deaeased on Christmas last) oil Sunday, tin a
y belore Christmas, just belore sunrise, 1 saw the ac v
sod come out ol the house ol deceased with a shuw I ?
er her head; she pussed to her mother's house, which c
the next above; 1 saw her ugaui returning to the house f
deceased about lour o'clock the same aiternoon; she c
u'ht along the loot w ulk near th - stone wall, ami when n
egot to the door tried the knob ol the I rout kitchen t
or; she did not go iu but left the door and looked in ut s
e window, raising her bands over her eyes, us il look- ii
g in a dark place, and then left and went over ti
her mother's, I did not see the deceased that day; the ti
wer window ol the iouse was open; I saw no one about T
r house that day except the accused; 1 saw no smoke n
>in the house that day; I do not kuow that I ever tailed v
lore to see the deceased on Sunday when she was nt f
me; the house was closed on .Monday morning, and the s
indow shutters were closed I saw little John h
lompson go on to the front kitchen stoop on Mtrn- fc
y morning quite early: he appeared to try to get c
, and called out " timeline," " timeline," twice? v
it was the lirst name ol deceused ; the Accused was s
Hiding near the small gate ol her fathe?', house, waiting s
the stage, when John Thomp-on was knocking; she ?
osseit over towards the corner of the yard, and near the v
er-tree, and said, " Boy, tiuy, don't kick the dooi ?
wn oiu airs. uouseman siouu hi ner own door; too
y then left tho door, end wont towards Mr*. Ouylor't ;
a accused remained at tho gate ol her lather's home,
til the stage came along ; cue staid there nearly thioe
artcrs ol an hour, t>elure the stage cume ; she had two
iketi ; one ol thain is this one heru ; I saw the acsed
again on Tueuday evening, when she cume home
a carriage, with tho husband of deceused, and her son,
bort; tin! luneral wuh the next day.
Croit-i-xamined hy (Jkihiii for iefrnc*.? When accused
it to the door ol the house ol deceased on Sunday, slie
reared to attempt to open the door, and then raised her
nils over her e\ ea, us it to screen them Irom the light,
1 looked in at the window ; there was nothing unusual
the appearance ol the windowa of the house that
r ; I looked at the house accidentally, at the time,
bsei red there waa no smoke coming Irotn the chimney ,
i accused had a shawl thrown carelessly over her head
en she passed to the house ol deceased; she was in the
hit ol passing backwards and forward* in that way in
1 weather; I did not hear accused speak to John
lonipsipi as he passed across the lots going to the house
deceased; thoie wan nothing unusual in the tone ol
i) voice o( the accused w hen she told him " not to knock
i door down;" he passed her when he returned from the c
use; she did not spenk to him; the position of the rose v
ucii. near the house of old Mr. ttodine, where accused
w >i mu ling waiting lor the stage, that a person would
be compelled to watcn, or else the stage might paal; I hare
seen her watching before for the stage.
By PruKcution?l have seen accused paaa down the
pavement iy the atone wall, in going from her fathei 'a
to the ho>t*e of deceaaed, instead of going acroaa lota.
The Court then at 9 o'clock adjourned until 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning. That portion ot the jury who desired
to go home were allowed the privilege?the remainder
were kept together during the night in charge of the
Sheiili'.
wanmsosv morm.vg.
The [court assembled at ? o'clock, at which time but
lew [arsons werepiesent except witnesses
Mrs Si san MxHaiLL was called by prosecution, and
sworn. 1 reside about half a mile Irom the house ot deceased;
was acquainted with her; am her cousin ; passed
her house on Sunday, the day belore Christmas; saw front
window open; the nack kitchen window opposite was also
open; 1 generally saw deceased at one ot the windows
when I passed, ami I looked lor that purpose, hut did not
see her that day; she was u member of Mr. White's Bapti.-t
church; the sume church thut I belong to; she did noi
attend chinch very regular, oil account of her child; 1
observed induing else particular about the bouse that day
Ji HtsiUH Lux called dud sworn. I lived opposite the
house ot deceased; was home on Sunday Indole the din
covety ol tin liie; I was at the window ot my house on
Sund.v idtern mil reeling; my wile wis with me; I saw
a woman come lo the sloop ol the house ot deceased, try
the door, im 1 go away; my attention was not otherwisi
cubed io the house duung the ila> .
(<i.oh?.k W Hocssman culled and sworn.?I urn the husband
of deceased ; left home about three weeks before
i hri.-tm u logo to Viiginia ; 1 returned on Tuesday the
ildy alter < hrutimis ; the lu-d on which deatiased anil mysell
usually slept w as in the kitchen ; it was a low post
maple bedstead w itii u sli.iw and leather lied on It ot usual
size and make my wife had a gold watch and chain,
linger rings, anduthl r jew ellery in the house ; this is the
watch iftid chain , this is the clasp belonging to the child's
bracelet; these ear rings look something like those she
hail ; this finger ring 1 never saw before ; this breast pin
with a white atone 111 it looks like one she kad ; there U
so much jewellery nude like it though, I can't tell ex
actly ; these are the silver spoons that belonged tome,
my child was ahout 1!) months pld ; my w ife was about 26,
1 have seen this haodkeichief around the bundle u:
clothes before. [The contents ol " the bundle" were ber<
hown witness I I know this cotton sliirt because it is
marked ; the other things I can't say I have ever seen hefore
; I have been murned about four years ; the excused
and her son came from New York to Port Richmond with
me on Tuesday about hull past two; I arrived at New
Yorf: from Viiginia about 11 o'clock that day ; I met ac
cuseii on board of the stcaml>oat that da; ; 1 lirst learned
that my iiouse had been burned while at Counties slip it
New Yoik.
[One of the jurors, Mr. Simon Post, who looks verj
unwell, asked luave^to retire, and the court suspende-;
proceedings lie returned after half an hour's absence
and the cause proceeded. J
Witness continued?This small wooden box contained
my title deeds to my house and lot, as well as other papers;
it was usually kept in the lower drawer of the bu
reau, covered up with shirts. (The calico "va]lens"tha'.
were found in the room burned at the edges, and ar<
supposed to have been placed around the bottom of the bed,
were here shown witness.) I never saw this before in my
lilejwe had three different ones,and that which was on the
lied when I left home was very dark; I am sure I never
saw it in the house, as 1 knew all the "vallens" by appearance;
the accused leit for New York on Friday morning
following, 1 believe; Isaw her an the Monday afterwards
1 think, uud afterwards in prison.
Q?Did you offer any reward?
Witnkss?Mr. Clark was authorised to offer a reward.
Thu counsel for defence contended that if the re wardwas
in writing, the prosecution should present the manu
script, or else they should except to any further enquiry
on that point.
The court assented that the defence might go into a
preliminary examination to ascertain the fact whether th
offer was in writing oi not.
Question by defence?Was any thing done by you rela
tive to the offering of a reward put in writing?
WiTNtss?Yes, .Vlr. Clark wrote it out.
The court then decided that the contents of that writing
should not he entered into.
By Court?Did you make any offer of a reward not in
writing?
Witness?I did make it, and then Mr. Clark came, and
he wrote it.
Hy prosecution ?I did authorize Mr. Clark to offer a re
ward of $1000 ; 1 first made the offer on Thursday after
Christmas ; I said in the house, in presence of accuse-:
mid others, that I was going to offer a reward ; she did no'
say anything about it in my hearing, not that I know of;
on Friday morning I was up stairs in bed until Mr. Clark
came in ; the accused was in and out of my room in the
morning; she was there when Mr. Clark came in ; insaid
1 ought to offer a reward of two or three thousand
dollurs : 1 said one thousand was enough ; 1 did not bear
accused say anything about the reward ; she was in ail'1out
during the whole time while Mr Clark was there; I
did not get upon Friday, but remained in lied until Sun
day ; when I went from home I left about $20 or $26 with
my wife in silver money, in halves and quarters and shil
liBfl
The defence stated they should not cross examine this
witness at this period, but should call him as their own
witnesoat a luture period, if they pleased.
Benjamin Decker called and sworn?Knew deceased
and passed her housu on Sunday before Christmas, abou
half-past .two ; I was on the opposite side of the road an>.
perceived one ol the windows open ; there was nothing
unusual in this ; 1 have usually seen deceased sitting ut
this window on Sunday, but did not see her on that day.
Miss Ass Jokes called and sworn?Knew deceased ;
usually passed her house on Sunday ; did so on the 34th
ol December; saw one of the front windows open and
looked in as I passed ; saw nobody ; generally saw her
on Sunday ut the window ; saw nothing but the stove
pipe ; [the distance from the fence, on the street to tin
steps is twenty'tlx feet, and to the window thirty-fou;
feet Riul{aix inches.]
Mrs Diana Decker sworn?Knew deceased : usua'lj
passed by her house on Sunday ; usually saw her at tinwindow,
but did not see her on the Sunday before Christtuns
; the window was open ; I saw the stove pipe in tin
room.
[Home medicine was here brought it for the sick juror,
with a written prescription from the physician ]
Mrs. Kli7.aheth Long sworn?i weutto Port Richmond
on Christmas morning last: the accused got into tin
stage at her futhei's house; she had two baskets with her:
she said to the driver, "you are quite late this morning
she went to the ferry uml from thence on board of tin
steamboat to New York, and 1 saw nothing mure of her ;
us she passed the house of deceased, she poked her head
out of the stage and looked.at it; she had on a black hoor
and shawl.
By Morrison, for delence?There were several othei
female passengers in the stage, but I did not take any particular
notice of their dicss; the stage was late that tnor-'
ning, and we found the steamboat waiting for us
Christopher Krone sworn?1 was driver ol the Port
Richmond stage on Christmas last: saw the accused tha'
morning in front of liur father's house; she got into tinstage
that morning; she had two baskets with her; them
aru the baskets; she had a black hood and green veil, an l
no cloak; she.told me I was late; 1 did not see her while
she was in the stage; she gave me two shillings far hi t
passage; the faie was sixpence to the lerre, and 1 had ne
change to give her; she trusted me lor the change, but
did not say any thing about it when she came back
Cross-examined by Okaham?There was another la-Ij
got in the stage at old Mrs. Houseman's. I saw no di'
ference in tha appearance of accused that morning.
John Thompson, Jr. sworn?1 am 14 years old, and livi
with my'father at .Mariner's Harbor; I was at the housi
of iteceased on Christmas morning last; I went nltersomi
pills for my grandmother; she told me to go to Kmelim
Houseman's; 1 went there and opened the little gate am'
went into the yard; I tried the back kitchen door, and
could not get in; 1 then tried the back door of the house
mid knocked there some ten or fifteen minutes, mid then
went over to old Mrs. Houseman's and iiskec
ner where Kmeline was. She said she was either
home or else gone out; 1 went back and knock
ad at the back Kitchen again about ten or fifteen
minutes-1 then went again to old Mrs. Houseman's:
iml she said she hiidn't-gone out,as she always came ovei
here when she went out ; I then went back for the third
.une, to the back kitchen door and knocked ngain, but
jot no answer; I then went again over to the house
s-here the. old lady was, and she told me 1 had better go
?tn i\ ti^uiu, hi Kieju very nuiiuu , i weui lid*..*, lur tin
ourth tirne and knocked at the front kitchen door; I heard
10me one hollow toi me, and turning round, saw Mrs
Qui hank ; some one said " if you kick so hard you'll
kick the door down" ; I do not know who it was that
tailed lo me, nor can I tell whether it came irom up or
lowntho road ; I do not know the accused, nor do I re
tolled seeing her that morning; I saw nobody at the
louse of old Mrs. Houseman except the old lady; I did
lot try the front kitchen door ; I merely kicked against
he door; the shutters were all closed. ,
By Ukihim lor defence? The noise that I made in
cnocding at the door was loud, and could ha heard in the
lejghhornood ; 1 saw no one on the outside'of old Mr
louseman's except the old lady ; 1 saw no one walking
n front of their door.
Ai-bkht H. Bodine sworn?1 shall he 18 in October
iext; I live now at old Mr Houseman's, my grand father's
it Oranite village ; I am son of the accused; I did live'
vith Mr. Wniie on Christmas last, at 'Jb'l Canal streett,
fewjYork; I hail bean there three or four years in the
Hpaciiy of clerk; my mother has lived at my grandather's
at Oranite village ; she used to came up to the
ityjevery other Saturduy and staid there until Monday
Homing; she slept with me from Saturday to Sunday at
he drug store ; believe she slept at Mrs. Strang's in Amos
treet several times; my mother came to New York from
Itaten island on Christinas morning ; sne had not been
ip the week preceding to my knowledge; I met her at the
mat on the Monday on Christmas morning, at pier No. 1
"forth river: I believe it was between 8 and !) in the
naming; I was not down to the Island the
veek before she came up ; I went with her
romfi thnj boat; she had two baskets with her; we
topped at the corner of Barclay and Greenwich streets,
it a |boot and shoe store, where she bought a pair ot
toots for mn, and paid two dollars and seventy-five
tints in paper mone> ; this basket is not tho one she had
vith her; it is like it hut I think it is smaller; she bought
i hood at 177 Ureenwich street; I think this is the one;
he had on a stri|>ed velvet hat at the time and a black net
ell; she then a ent to another store in Urnptiwich street,
vliere ilio purchased two green veils, one lor herself ami
me for Elixa Ann, my sister; she left the hood at the
tore where we bought the veils, by mistate, and then
vent back after it; we then went to the apothecary store
if Mr. Waite in Canal street; I slept in the basement oi
lie st ire with my mother,and Waite slept up stairs in the
itore; Waite came down stairs in a minute or two after
ve went down; he made me go up stairs and I went up;
went back in about five minutes and he made me go up
itairs again; I staid there some ten or fifteen minutes and
hen went down stairs again: they were still there
The witness was proceeding lo state what Waite said
vhen the prosecution told him not to give it.
Mr. Graham, fordefence, contended that what Waite
mid was a part of the res junta of the case, and desired that
t should all be given in testimony.
The Corai decided in favor or the position of the pro
locution, excluding what Waite said to witness.
The defence took .exceptions to the decision of the
lourt.
Witness When I went in the basement I left Waite
ind my mother in the basement; Waite came up stain
ind iu about ten minutps my mother came up ; she took
Vnn Caroline Van Name's basket round to the basket
linker's to get it mended ; she was gone about twentj
iimutes ; I went out twice aftercharcoal beforemy mothei
aine up : while my mother was absent with the basket I
vent to market.
The defence here renewed the application to the Court |,
?J 1 - - . - -BgHMBH*
to call out all the converaatlon of Waite with wIIdmi in
preaenca of accuaod, and contended thut they wore entitled ,
to auch teatlinouy. 0
Pending thia queation, the Court, at I'd o'clock, took a d
receaa of an hour to dinner. ,
AntmooN StiiioN.
At the opening ot the court, Mr Dc Witt, for defence, b
ottered a propoaition relative to the queation that waa be- j
lore the court before the receaa, in which he dbaired the
court to iDalruct witneaa to give the convenation ol V
Waite, in preaence of accuaed, u the witneaa felt diapoaed ..
to relate it. "
The court overruled the propoaition. v
Alblht homna continued. ?i went tu Waahiugton atur- p
ket, and had a basket with me ; the atore oi Mr. Waite ia
between Waihington and Greenwich atreeta , I re
turned irom the niuiket to Mr. Waite'a atore, and found n
him there ; 1 waa there filteen or twenty miniitea, belore
my mother returned ; I think it waa uhout two o'clock 1
when I returned to the atore, from the market ; I do not e
know where my mother waa that aiternoon
Q. Did you aee your mullier between the time of your 8
return from the morkct nud the evening, and if to, n
where?
Wn vaaa. ? l aaw hrrntthe atore alter 1 came back; I do
not know where she dined that day; ahe got her meala at v
Mr Waite'a generally, when ahe waa thereon Saturdaj (
and Sunday; aometimca when ahe went out ahupping, ahe
got them some where elae. 11
Q ?Who cooked the dinner on the Saturday previous r
to the day your mother waa at Waite'a 1
The defence objected, aa the queation w aa entirely ir- 1
levelmt. The court ovetruled the objection. p
WiTM.aa?I do not know who cooked the dinner; sometime*
I went to the eating houaea and got dinner already
(ooh<d; I did not aee my mother lie! ween dinner time and (j
night; I do not know w here my mother alept that night
H ? Where dM you sleep that night I
Defence objected, and question waa withdrawn.
l<.? WIH U uiu you uv.ll nru JUUI nunuri i
Witness ?On Tuesday morning ; she came to Mr.
Waite's store between 9 and 10 in the lorenoon; she bail 1
on a black frock; 1 do not recollect other portions of bet
dress; she did not take breaktast there; she lelt the store
between 10 and 11 o'clock; I went from tl ere to Tucket's
clothing store in Canal street; she bought an over coat for
me anil paid $14 lor it; she bought a pair of shoes f
lor herself at the corner ol Hudson and Canal; we then
went back to Waite's store, and from there to the Port
Richmond boat, at Pier No. 1; we waited there until hall t
past 1 o'clock ; I received a small bracelet lrom her while 1
we weie coming down to Port Richmond in the boat; I gave
it to her back at my grandfather's, and have never seen ii il
since ; 1 louud uncle George Houseman on board the
ateumbo.it , we went to Grauite village in a carriage to
gether , 1 slept w ith my mother at my grundlather's, on
Friday ; she handed mc a piece of paper and some money ; L.
there was $3.'> in hank notes ; she gave it to me in the
kitchen ; she told me to hand the paper to Mr. Waite, and
also the money ; 1 arrived at New York about 3 o'clock |i
that alternoon, saw Mr. Waite at the store, and gave him
the money ; [the paper is here shown witness] this is the ?
paper written in pencil mark; I stayed at Waite's store tl
that night; I went to Port Richmond the next morning i
(Saturday) with Mr. Waite; wo went to ray grandfather'!
; i saw my mother the next morning (Sunday-) r
Waite and myselt returned to Port Richmond on Sunda> .
and were arreated and examined on Saturday ; I waa in f
the store of Mr. Waite on Chriatmas day when she went
away ; she told Mr. Waite she was going to Mr.Strang's ; e
1 asked her why she was going to stay at Mr. Strang'a ;
Waite told me it was none ot my business ; Waite got P
angry at mo on this, and did not sneak to me all the alter v
noon ; 1 went the next day to Mr. Strang's, at 10 o'clock,
but did not And her there. '
Cress-examined bij Graham for defence?I went to Mr a
Strang's to tell my mother of the burning of George
Houseman's house ; my uncle Freeman told me:; he came "
up that morning ; this was the Arst that I bad heard of the v\
burning of the house , about twenty minutes alter I return- c
ed from Mr.Strang's, my mother came into the store ol
Waite ; Waite was present when my uncle Freeman gav? ft
the information at the store ; Waite told her when slit ?
came in?
[Witness was going on to state that Waite had caution o:
ed him about the manner ot hia mentioning thia news to
his mother, when the prosecution objected, and the Court
sustained the objection under the exceptions of defence ; i
but on additional argument by Mr. Ac Witt the Court
reveraed the.decisiuii.J tt
WiTNrsi?Waite told my mother that something had [s
happened on the Inland ; my mother asked if Kliza Ahji,
my sister, was sick; he said that something vet} tl
horrible had happened on the Island ; my mother asked
again what it was ; whether Kliza Ann was sick, or wiany
thing the matter with the family ; Waite then told 0|
her that Kmeline and her child bad been murdered, and
the house set on Are; she then said she must go righi A
away down toflhe Island. ri
F.i.izirctii Si rani:, called and sworn?1 reside in
Eighth street, New York ; the accused did not sleep in
my house on Christmas night last; she has not slept
there in three or four years ; I did not see her for six
months beiore she was arrested. fr
1 Iiham Adolphus, called?Has conscientious scruples
against taking an outh ; would not swear on the Jewish
Pentateuch which was offered him, hut was affirmed ; 1 bi
reside at 232 William street, New York; am a pawn broker
; [the gold watch was here shown witness]; 1
saw it on Christmas day .about 10 o'clock in the moruiug ;
it was brought to my place by the accused to pawn; 1 11
asked her If it was her property and what she wanted on hi
it ; she said she wanted $75; I told her I would give her
$33 and she took it; 1 gave her the money in city bank 111
notes; she came to my private rooms on the second
door; I have an office in my basement; genteel
people don't like to go down stairs; she ,
pledged it in the name of Henderson from Bergen; she
took the watch out of a basket that looked like a book; I tu
did not ask her when she was to redeem this watch; I put 8(_
the watch in my draw, iind when I saw the advertisement
of the watch, I went and gave it up to the police to Jus- hi
tice Merritt, on Saturday; the next day I went to Port h
Richmond.
Crott-examined by Morrison for defence?i have been in
this country four years tl
Q?What have you done for a living? ,
A?I have made my living in an honest way. (Laugh- n
ter.) 1 have been a pawnbroker for one year in New gi
York; 1 was horn in Berlin; I left there four years ago
and went to London, where I staid two mouths; 1 then
came here.
Q?Did you ever know a person by the name Jan Vannegan
I u
A-No.
Q? Did you ever know a person by the name of Van "1
Huklem? w
A-No. .
Q?Did you evei know a man by the name of Aarou u
Gotze?
A?N-o-o-oh. T
Q.?Did you ever pass by the name of Aaron Gotze?
A?No, sir. tl
4?What was you lather's name? if
A?My father's name is Saul Abram Adolphus
Q? How did you get the name of Adolphus? ai
A?That is my family name; I never was in the cloth |v
business in Berlin; I was in the dry goods business; I dir. '
not make a purchase of $20,000 worth of goods just be til
fore I left Berlin from a company; no man by the name of
Henry Krokel ever wrote to me to pay some money du?
this company: I had a foreman in my employ named Noah
Da <:osta; he is not with me now; I sent this watch down c
to my foreman to ask him how much I could lend on it;
my foreman told me on Saturday that the watch I had re ,e
ceived was the one thut had been stolen; 1 told him that tl
I did not like to go and give it up on the Sabbath; he said
he would go, and before he could do it I had done it.
Q.?Did Noah ask you at the time if you would know ,
the person who left the watch ? c<
A ?I said I could if I saw her; them was but one other 111
customer in my private office that day ; I do not know Jl
what dress she had on-; 1 never saw her before
<4 ?Do you expect any of the reward of $1,000 if this
woman is convicted 7
A.?No. 1 don't know ; if I'm entitled 1 will give it to -'
some poor family, some poor respectable family; 1 never j.
said I expected the reward ; I saw the accused first at the
New York police office ; the watch is a fancy watch, and
is worth $40, perhaps $50, or $tfo or $70. ' '
Daniel K. Cohen called and sworn ?I resided at 33 East sv
Broadway last Christmas in the service of John J. Levy.
[The gold chain was here shown to witness ] I have U|
seen this chain before ; I saw it on Christmas day ; it was
presented at the office for pawn ; the person wanted $33 ;
I put the chain in the scale and found it weighed 46 penny
weights ; I asked her name, and she gave that of Ellen
Henderson, of Bergen, New Jersey ; I gave her a ticket
and $30 in bank not A, and the rest in specie. .
Q ?Who is the lady that pawned this chain?
A ?That is the lady there, the prisoner?I first saw her ,
afterwards here in the prison.
Crosi-namined by Graham, /or defence?I never saw
the accused before the day she pawned the chain; I can
not say how many perilous were in the store that day;
there may have been ten or fifty; 1 cannot recollect tha &l
fact of any person that pawned any thing on ;t tat day, vj
except this person; I never saw the person that pawned h
ujhi cnain aiterwarus, uniu I saw hit nere in onu ui im- ?
culls of the prison; she was the only woman in the cell; g;
I bave seen other chains like this. ,
By Prosecution?This is the chain that she pawned; I
know it by a small piece of gold at the end. In
L A. ScH*.Tr.mis:Hu sworn?I am employed in the pawnbroker
shop of Davis, in Chatham street. [The silver
spoons taken from house of deceased were here shown CI
to witness ] I have seen these spoons before; a woman w
came to my shop and bought a pencil case on Christmas
day; she wanted some money on them, Bnd 1 gave her $3 sv
60c< she saii^her name was Henderson, from Bergen; on (jj
seeing an advertisement in the papers, I took the silver
spoons to Justice Merritt, and marked them. nl
Q ?Is there any person in the room that you saw here Oi
in jail? p
Defence objected, and Court overAiled.
A ? I think that the prisoner is the person that 1 saw in pr
the Jail.
Cro.it examined by Graham for defence?I cannot tell
her dress at the time; I should not have known her Ei
among ten persons. ,i
Mitchci.l. Hart called and sworn?I am a pawnbroker,
at 26 Chatham street : [six silver tea spoon* were here
shown the witness ] these spoons were shewn at our ill
store on Christmas day by a woman ; she wanted $3 ; I nf
offered her $3 (Ml and ahe refused ; I then gave her the $3.
IL? Have you seen the woman since ?
A ? Tes, 1 have.
Q.?Where (
A That it hor sitting there ; the prisoner is her ; on A'
the 3d of January the spoona were delivered to Juitice (j(
Merritt; sho gave the name of Mrs Henderson,of Bergen,
New Jersey,
Cron-exnmined hy Graham for defence?We do a good
deal ot business, hut not so much on holidays ; she enter- wl
ed one of the boxes in the officii; the reason persons go in It
these boxes is for privacy, hut they are light enougn to ea
see any person in them. wl
[To be continued to-morrow.] sh
flfi
United Brothers of Temperance?This body ?ti
had a meeting last night at their rooms in Wash- l1'?
inglon Hall. Several highly respectable and influ- ad
cntinl gentlemen were initiated into the order.?
CI I
This body unites benevolence and mutual assist- ,?x
ance with the practice and promotion of tempe-;,rt
ranee, and is destined to be one of the most power- (
ful associations in this country, already comprising the
many of the most distinguished citizens in thisand i joi;
other cities. All
!*iiap ?This delicious lish in considerable nuni- nm
oers were taken last week at Sunbury, on the Sus- am
ijuehanna river. I
Intkrkstinu Doincm at Statkn Island.?A great
leal ot interest has been centering at Staten Island
luring thia week, arising from various causes? ,
lie trial of Polly liodine, at lticiiinond, on one
ide of the Island, and the Ladies' Fair, of St.
ohn's Church, on the other. We understand that
list accessions to the number of visitors have taken
lace during the last few beautiful days, and they
vill, probably, continue to increase tor some time
o come.
The beauty of Staten Island is unequalled at this
eriod of the year. The retreshing sea-breezes?
he elevated grounds?the fine drives?the scenery
hi all hands, render it one of the most delightful
ummer residences in the Union. There Hre some
it the most picturesque buildings imaginable 011 the
aland, both of the old and modern style. On the
vest side ol the island are the domicils of some of
he descendants ol the oldest settlers on this coutilent,
venerable structures, and yet, in all their
ude clumsiness anil unoouthriess. interesting in
he extreme; and iheir inhabitants still retaining all
heir primitive habits, manners and ignorance. On
he eust side you meet with some ol the most nmlern
specimens of wisdom, ailectatton, religion,
onceit, beauty, hypocrisy and humbug.
Altogether, Stulen Island comprehends speciiieus
of all the curiosities in society, religion,
ashion and elegance on this continent.
Highly Interesting from the Mormon Emi'ihr.
-We give in our columns to-day some intelligence
rom Nauvoo, the city of the Mormons, of a most
urious and interesting character, and doubly so at
his moment, when every thing indicates the oulireak
of some insurrection and bloody work withit
the precincts of the holy empire.
The rise, progress and present condition ot the
lorinons make up an enigma in society on this
ontinent. From an obscure position in the wessrn
part of New York, lrom which they were
unted from place to place, they have grown into a
mmunity of some fifteen thousand persons, in
ae city of Nauvoo, one of the most beautiful rest- '
ences in the south, and presenting points of inte- ,
est that most attract the notice of every philoso- \
her. "
The intelligence we give to day is highly in'ets'ing.
Whatever may be the truth ol the charges t
referred against Joe and his associaius, of which '
'e have never yet seen satisfactory proof, it is certin
that Joe establishes the fact that his opponents
re any thing but moral and virtuous men. The
tost revolting outrage of which we have heatd
'as the destruction of the press and | rinting of- ,
ce. We expect to hear some very serious news
om Nauvoo in a day or two. The Mormons are
'ell arined, and we should not be surprised to hear
f 5i vprv hinnHv pnpniinfpr
Sentence of Governor Dorr.?We learn vgrally,
that Governor Dorr was, on Monday, seninced
to confinement in the State Prison, for life,
i this true? It is a pretty severe sentence, to say
le least of it. y,
Arrivals.?The Hon. Judge Wilkins, Secretary
f War, and suite, consisting of the Misses Wil-y
ins, S. Humes Porter,Esq. and several others ar-'
ved yesterday at the American Hotel. *
From Rio Grande.?By the arrival of the Sage, \
aptain Kirby, from Rio Grande, we have advices
om that place to the 8th ult. No news of conscience.
Hides were plenty, but the country was
iflering very much for want of rain. ' *
Italian OrERA.?In consequence of want of '
me for preparation, Cinti Damoreau has found
:rse)f constrained to postpone the opera at Palio's,
'till next Monday evening
The Admirers of Good Trotting will this day,
rer the Beacon Course, Hoboken, have an opporinity
of witnessing one of the best trots of the
ason, barring accidents. Three of the best nags,
riven by three* unrivalled whips. D. Bryant, beind
the g. m. Lady Suffolk; Hiram Woodruff,
ehind the b. g. Columbus ; and G. Spicer, behind ^
le b. g. Americus?for a purse of $-100, three mile '
eats, in harness. To all who know any thing of
ood sport, and are desirous of viewing such, we
eed say no more. *
Theatrical.?We are very sorry that Mr. Max
ohrer had not a better house at the Park last
ight. His playing was magnificent. We hope he
ill give a concert at Palmo's. Last night closed
le season at ihe .Park. ?
xr* iiv i i ll i i r_ _l :
xNloio b was crowueu wim ueamy ana iamuun.
he loveliness of the ladies and the fragrance of
le flowers, make this place Paradise. Miss Tavir
is the star here, and is daily improving. Her
Jting has much more lite and spirit than former,
and her tine contralto voice evidently exhibits
te results of diligent study under better tuition
ian it seemed to have had some time ago.
Vauxhall is u delightful little place these tine
renings. The gardens are as cool an a saint's
imper, and there are some pretty little angels in .
te Saloon.
At the Chatham, Miss Reynolds takes a benefit
Miight. Jt is certain to be a bumper, for the
larming beniticiary is an immense tavorite, and
lost deservedly so. The bill is very attractive -im
Crew Rice appears, and also Jylr. Connor. ,
Joseph Carter, Jr. Convicted or the Murder
r John B. Parke.?At half-pant b o'clock, P. M ?
1st ai the regular edition ot our paper w?i worked ott,
le ringing ot the Court House bell announced the Jury
ere ready to come in With their verdict. A large corinirse
of anxious spectators thronged the Court Room,V
id as soon ah the Court was opened, the Foreman, in Barer
to the usual question of the Clerk, announced that
iey had found the prisoner Guilty of Murder in the Fiist
rgree. The Jury was then polled and each juryman
ive the same answer as their toreman Upon the reniring
of the verdict, the prisoner exhibited considerable
notion. His countenance assumed a livid hue ; lie drop d
his head u]X>n his hands, and appeared, for the first *.
ue to be deeply sensible of his awful situation. The
try, the Court, and in fact every one present seemed
uch affected with the solemn seme before them.?Btlvire,
N. J. Journal, June 24.
Before the Grand Jury broke up, they found true
Hs far murder against Abner Parke, Peter Parke,
..i u (u,,u .1,..
oua prisoner. When the indictment was read to I
era, Hummer cried bitterly, and said he was not I
lilty. Peter Parke maintained the same boldnerq I
r which he has been notorious, and pleaded simi- - I
rly. Old Parker, when asked how he pleaded, I
Id, "Clear us the angels in heaven." The prin- I
pal evidence upon which th* bills were tound I
as that of Joseph Force andPnmes Smith, who' I
vore to seeing Carter and Hummer in a wagon # I
awn by the mare Maria, near the spot, on the I
ght of the murder. The counsel for the prisoner I
arter, were C. Clemson and Alexunder Brown, I
sqs. The latter gentleman, in defence of the I
isoner, spoke upwards of twelve hours. The y I
tunnel for the State were John M. Sherrad, . I
sq., and Hon. Wm. Hallstead. The latter geii man's
address occupied the court two days. ? I
The prisoner, Carter, will not be sentenced ua^l I
e meeting of the Supreme Court in September I
xt, there being some points to be argued therein
lation to the conviction. I
Tehk ihi.e Firk in Boston.?We are indebted to * I
dams Ac Co., for the following account of a most I
structive fire in Boston I
[From Boston Evening Tapers, June 36 ] I
\ fire broke out at South Kud, at half past 13 o'clock, .
Inch was not subdued when our paper went to press. - H
commenced in the large steam saw mill and pluming I
tablishment, on the comer of Dover and Suffolk streets, H
hich was seo i consumed with all the wooden buildings, H
eds, !tc , adjoining It then extended to a block of H
teen or twenty targe brick dwelling houses oa Dover * H
eet, which were also destroyed, with a large proper- H
in of the r(intents. Franklin School House, Kngtne
itise No. 13, end a large wooden nnoroupied building
joining the school house, were also bnrnt. The wind
wathcrly, blowing a strong breeze, and the burning
idars are scattered far ana wide. The Bremen me
erting all their efforts, with the thermometer at ninety,
inestthe progress of the flames,M we trust they j
It he successful
ii'ssTr.a p?st 3 o'clocs."We have just learned thnt
i fire has crossed Dover street, and that the brick
elling house Rev. I '1' Hurgvtd,
Dover
outbuildings In
nsea on the
Impossible say
ws from
the

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