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AmUm* Bit af RwutM IU?lHjr.
?a Snlurd.y morning lank> at ?*"?' ??? e*** ? boy
?f loilrtw JTMW Small, w "Smart" *w "?* ^ ^ 1*,
aaM<4 ft( Ibr roaitinf rm* of the lliuu ??an. and
Ikiea^k kia ifpuvMl; truthful iifiMitilinaa thorn,
procured trvm the editor the iuatka af the Mkiwlng
?4wtlMW(t la the Uibald i'f t? unday aad Mooday : ?
IdtratUM *tnt*4, ?! Irt. tub" Clonl, who ii
.mir--1 to t? ?t ffWHl >a U... eily. ?J "farmd
? mm>' llai It fliwi ek** .""?..S aakanna.
B? mb Mill* a ku nUn.d U th*?ty 're?Ohio, *k.n k?
vm Mil abont r'iM a*o. and A*" V *? *?' ??
aether, er h? nn< lee AlWrt Bad rranhHa. wkn are aim la
the cit;. Any .alnr?Btl?B ?# ?*? kk.ee r*ra*a* wUI be re
wived at tke rieek ef the Herald l?l* ?d "?? "?4*aee
?f the key. Mtltea <?ieet, eke ie friindl*** >i4 deatitnte, M
the tfcrtetT ef nay kanwledr* ef ki* mother, ke *?>*a
Thia hay. It appear* IhM hie nen ? tale meat had bann
Hriif on a fans ta Ohio, far the last five cr *il year*,
hat hearing through mmr uru* that kia widowed
mother had atrried aftlt and presuming that thia fart
Mild jnitlfji hia return to Nnw York he packed up hia
tittle old truah. aad roatrivad to work hia paanagn to
Alhaay Thence to thia city, the clerk of mar daua
fcoet. which be doe* not recollect, paaae-1 hia and hia
baggage free apon the pimple menu of hia pilgnmaget
and hia courage in undertaking it without aaoaey, or any
epeaiflc information of the object of hi* joaraey. Arrived
litre, on Priday morning Last. several boy* who had
valnatcered to carry hia trunk, disappeared with It. while
they ?ent him up into a htuee to aak If a certain
maa lived there. Without hi* H?|a(e. aad scantily
elad. the boy wandered about till night, aad then
found ? belter in aa nainhahited houne. Ua con
tinued hia explorations oa Saturday, having aatea
nothing, ho says, to speak of for throe daya. On
that Morning, after hia appearance at thia oiler, four of
t bo yonng lads attached thereto. Jacob t'ohan, John N.
Wollmrr. Thomas II Bunting, and Charlea Vider, upon
bearing the above narrative from the poor hiarr boy, ro
solved to meet the crisis like good follows; aad they did.
they procured the youag atrangcr flint, aa the prime tw
eearity. something to *tay hia stomarb, when night oaao,
tbey got him a snug berth in a boarding houae, aad a
change of linen. They still had him ia charge on Hunday
and on Monday, uatil about two o,cla?k, when, having
been rent out to inquire after a situation. the boy return
ed to the lliiiLD oflw, entering at one door whila
hia mother waa entering at amfther, face to fWoe.
The Irene may be guessed by the reader Tha
mother a fine looking woman, in black, waa almost
frantic The boy wan delighted. but remarkably self-pon
Kwd Their mutual explanation* occupied some time;
and then they went their way rejoicing. The mother,
we understand. bad been compelled, aa a wid?w, to part
with thia boy to *ome friend In the Wc?t, who had volun
teered to adopt him and educate him aa hia own. In
view of thia arrangement, the meeting with the lad. un
der the circumstances detailed, wa* rather calculated to
excite her feelings. ?he i* now the wile of an industrious
rhipcarpcnter. and i* able to keep the enterfrisiag lad at
home, who will doubtless loon be able to shift for himnelf
The moat beautiful featuro of thia fragment of MUton
ia search of his mother i* yet to be told. Scarcely had
they left this office, when a carriage, with four ladi<? in
side, drove up and halted at the door. One of the latlien
then eamc out, and placed in our hand* the following
note, with an half eagle in gold en<io*ed : ?
April W.
Te J. G, Bewwbtt.
[litre the boy a a<) v or tire meat wan pnnteil !n the note]
lH*lo*ed are five dollnr* for Mil'.un Cl?w>t, ?h? friendless
and deatitnte boy above mentioned, to aid him in hia dsareh
f*r ki* mother and friend*. One wltoae tender merrio* are
over all Hi* work*, 'touched the fealinra of a mother, while
reading the above, and bade ber aaniat the desolate.
The five dollar* tbun received waa paid over to Milton
Cloet on calling at the elerk'sdenk at our offlca yentcrday.
A distinguidied aculptor al*o called during the day. to
aay that if the boy Milton ahohld not find hia moth t. he
would take him and make an arti*t of him. and a chip of
the old block by adoption. Lot Milton be tliault/ul for
the good genius "that *ont him to advertise in the
There i* more <tf prH'-tical life, and it* poetry, patho*.
and romancc in our advertining colum*. 1I1.111 in all other
departments of our paper combined. And the civic of
Milton Cloot tfiow* that our advertisements are rem I with
the key to tbeir true interpretation.
City lnttUlg?nrt.
Tht. Dfmilt Dinpinsaby. ? From the annual report of
Hit treasurer of thin benevolent institution, we timl that
the receipts during the yejir. which consisted of donn.
ticmn. amounted to $11000 06. anil the expenditure to
$0 2?7 30. leaving a balance of $4,823 27 in the treasury.
The physician reports the whole number of patient* at
tended during the year to have been 756. of whom 3?>8
were adult*, and 388 children. Of thin number 48*1 wi re
discharged cured. 20 transferred to the hospital. 12 died,
and 88 are Hill under treatment. A site for the di->pen
hary building has been purchased for the mini of $11,000,
at the northwest eorner of Second avenue and Twenty
third street. The cost of the building will be about
$24,000. making the whole expenditure about $.'10 003, of
which turn nearly $18,000 has been already collected. It
in to be hoped that the benevolent will come forwiird
aud help to make up the balance as noon a* possible. in
urder that the full objects of the institution may be
Military Diwi.tv. ? In consequence of the unpleasant
state of tho weatlier on Moud-iy. l?lh ii??t? the celebra
tion of the anniversary of the buttle of CherubtHCO. by
the Baxter Guard was postponed Yesterday, accord
ingly they mustered in great force, and presented a
fine military appearance. They also paraded several com
limits of the first, secoitd. anil third regiments of
New York Volunteers, numbering nearly four hundred
They marched up the Bowery to Waverley Place, where
they went through a number of their military exercises,
attracting a large crowd of spectators. The Baxter Guard,
a finely drilled corps, was under the command of Major
Garrett Dyekman. who fought ao gallantly in the late Mexi
can war. where the gallant aud brave Baxter fell. The
major still carries in his right shoalder a bullet, which he
received on that memorable day. There were about seven
companies besides the Baxter Guard; they marched from
Waverley Place to Sixth avenue, to Hudson street, to
Canal street. to [tnuKiwny (o the Park, aud th-ncc to
Centre Market, where they ?dispersed.
Military Ball kor tmj: Benefit or Asa Hoi.df.n.? ?
The Military and civic ball on Monday last, the anniver
sary of the Battle of Lexington, was exceedingly well at
tended, and turned out to be a splendid afl'air notwith
standing the inclemency of the weather. It was got up
by the First Continental Guard, under the command of
Captain llelme. for the benefit of Asa lloldon. the old re
volutionary soldier, who is now>in the 91st year of his age
and residing in the city In very reduced circumstances.
We understand that the proceeds are between $200 and
$300, which will be a handsome present for the old
vet? r an.
Installation. ? The Bev. John Little will lie installed
(is pastor of the Westminster church, in St. Luke's IUII.
(in the corner of Hudson and (J rove streets, this evening.
The Rev. Drs. Spring. Krebe. and McDonald, will take part
in the exercires. which will coaooicuec about half-past
H-ven o'clock in the evening.
Socir.TT Library ? The following gentlomen were yes
terday elected trustees of the New York .Society Library,
for the ensuing year : ? Gulian C. Verplanek. William
Inglis. Alexander R. Rodgers. Dayton Hobart. Frederic
T)e Pcyxter. James DePcyster Ogdeu. Jo-bun Coit. Joseph
Belafield. Jnmes II. Titus, Charles M. Lcupp. Ohiirhvs A.
Bristed, John II. Gourlie. James W. Beokman. Henry J.
Anderson. Stephen C. Williams.
Dfath or a Cotkmpor ary. ? On Suaday last.. Jacob I'hl.
publisher and proprietor of the German newspaper called
(he New Yorktr Slants Zeitung. died, after a long illness,
in Rensonville, near Northampton. Mass. He wan con
nected with that paper for seventeen years, and has left a
large circle of friends behind.
Attempt at Svicine ? On Monday morning, about one
o'clock. Terre nee McUnire found a mini, by the name of
Daniel Desmond. in the hall of his residence in Kifty-fourth
street, near Tenth avenue, in a very feeble state, occa
sioned by the loss of blood from an awful wound In his
throat. He was brought to the Nineteenth ward station
house, and put in charge of Oapt.. Maynard Dr. Hcp
luiBfi was immediately called for. who dressed the wound.
After some time the man gave his mune. stating he did
the act himself, and intended to commit self destruction.
Domestic trouble and waut of employment are assigned as
the cause.
Bi'Mnkd. ? About six o'clock, on Sunday evening a
woman, named Kliaaboth Carty. came to tlie Ninth ward
Ktation house, and requested lodgings for tho night, She
was placed in a cell, and shortly after smoke was dis
covered by the doorman Issuing from the cell. On open
ing the, door her clothes were found to lie on fire which
was sfion extinguished, but not before her hands and
limbs were severely burned. Dr Henry was called in.
who dressed her burns, after which she was removed to
the AJjns House.
IJwsjirx Bi:ildi!?o, ? Captain Ditcliett. of the Fourth
district, repoits the rear brick building No 52 Cherry
street, to be in a very un?nfr condition, lie visited the
premises on flunday, and found that s portion of the
rear wall bad already fallen. There were a number of
children playing through the house, which is empty
He considers that the building should be pulled down, in
uriler to preveut ony loss of life that might otherwise
Hi-man Skeleton Focnd? On Sunday afternoon rv
number of l>oys. while playiug in Forty-fourth street,
near the Kjist river, discovered a human skeleton.. which
Appears to have been buried only ahout eighteen inches
beneath the surface. Some portion of It had become ox
pi .-ed. in consequence of the earth being removed from
Krnie cause. Toe Coroner was notified, and will investi
gate the matter to-day As flu* as Is known, there never
was a burial ground near the placc where the bones were
Rescued i Rom Diiowninc, ? Monday night, about twelve
?i eli ek. Sylvester Brooks walked oil the ferry bridge inte
d.e river at the foot of Grand -treet. and wh? rescued by
.1 W. Stephenson and several others. He was brought to
Ihi Kieventh ward station bouse where he remained un
! 1 1 he recovered so far as to be able to go home. About
three o'clock Monday afternoon. Thomas II Clements
AH overboard st the foot of Catherine street, and W*S
rescued by some cltliens. who brought him to the l'ourtb
ward station house.
Death rv Daowmrto.? The body of a man. about forty
Y?*.-s of age. was found on Monday morning in the water
off pier No. 3?. North River, by officer Maynard of the
Filth ward poliee The Coroner was notified and held
Vj iwjiitfst. The jury nyulered a verdict of death by
drowning, under circumstances unknown. The deceased
Vv supposed to havo been an American.
Knocked Down ?On Monday, a young lad. namel
Charles Carney, living with his parents at No. 2 Orchard
t ircft, wbb Juiwkcd ?y ? stage, <*o4 Mi
Ml; cot, while he vwitkodinnitUMiotairofPMil and
VkMhun itreete He waa removed to tb? Fourth ward
station booae. where hi* head w aa dreaeed. He w a* afUsr
*inl?NBTt;e4 konw
Fatal Accident ?On Monday evening, about ail
o'clock, John Thcrnlon, residing at No 341 Ninth avenue,
accidentally fell hum the pole of a lumber truck. on
which be waa sitting and atriking on the bach part of his
bead broke hi* neck, and died after a few minutes. The
Con ner held an inqoeet. and a verdict of accidental death
wa# rendered by the jury. Deccaeed was a native of Ire
land. forty-nix yean of age, and waa a master mason by
Fiarr Tticnora Htokm. ? On Monday morning abiut
?even o'clock, a very heavy rain aet in, accompanied by
two or three clap a of thunder, which ia the first that bus
boon heard thia year.
Hm Over ? On Monday evening one of Wilkina' line of
stages. No 118. ran over a man at the eorner of Broad
way and Leonard atreet. but. fortunately, ho was not
aerionaly iiyared. The driver did not atop at all.
Kiocaco Dew*.? About noon on Monday, a young lady
named MeCoanbe. reaiding in Brooklyn, was knoeked down
?y a horve and wagon, earner of Broadway and Fulton
?tin t. ?a ahe waa croaalng the street. Bhc was taken to a
drag store and afterwards sent home.
Fatal Accidojvt ? Ihbtawt Death ? Monday afternoon,
John Sbornton, reaiding at the corner of Thirty-first street
and Ninth avenne. waa instantly killed in Oansevoort
atreet, by felling off k large truck and breaking his neck.
The tfortsner waa duly notified.
Foi wo DaowiKn.? An unknown man waa found drowned
Monday evening at the foot of Vestry atreet. The Coro
ner was notified to bold an Inquest.
Trial of Jaeeb Rater far Shooting William
Ke Iter? Acquitted ef the Aceuaed.
Ho*. Judge Kdwarda. and Aldermen Oakley and Wesley
Smith, presiding.
Aran 57 ? Jacob Koter waa indicted for the murder of
William Keller on the 7th March, 1862, by shooting him
with a gmn in the right shoulder, of which wound he died
on the "ih of the same aaontb. The prisoner is a native
of (iermany, and is tweaty-nine years of age, a varnish
maker by trade, and resided in Forty-fourth street, He
tool avenue, at the time of the transaction. Charles
W. Lowerrie. in whose employ the prisoner was, is in cus
todv. charged as being an accessory after the fact, by har
boring Koter subeoqnvnt to the eommiaslon of the folony.
The deceased waa a young lad. a native of Ireland, and
the homicide, it ianlleged, took place whiUt he was in tbe
art of taking a board from a fence belonging to Lowerrie.
Mr S H Blunt. (Diatrict Attorney.) ami Mr. Oakley
llall. < Aasistant Matric.t Attorney.) appeared for the aro
seeulloti. and Massra II. F. Clark, J. II. I'hiillps and r, at
torn. defended ttie aeeuscd. The prisoner's wife, with an
infant in bar aitns sat by his aide during the day.
After many challenges by the prisoner's counsel, as to
favor and partiality, and some by the Diatrict Attorney,
on the ground ol conscientious scruples against capital
punishment. the following jurora were sworn : ?
1? llenry Mmiffer. 7 ? Klias Pock.
2? Daniel Lamb 8 ? Hi o hard Brinkerholf.
a? William Miller. ??? William Youtv;.
4 ? hamuei J. frniLb. Hi? Herman B. Ripley,
b ? ilea, L. l-ewis 11 ? Hugh Downe*.
6? Henry I'ortington 12 ? William H. Beard.
The Diatrict Attorney stated the facts which he ei
pecud to prove in evidence. The prisoner, who is a
native of tiertnany. was in tbe cniplnymi*it of Mr. Chas.
W Ixmerrie. a varnish manufacturer, in Forty-fourth
street, whose private rcsuh ncc was in the same neighbor
hood The deceased was a young lrisiiintn. between
nineteen and twenty-one year*, of n*?v. arid resided in the
house of a Mr. Deuuis The tr?n*acimu occurred on the
night of March 7. 184& a bright munnlight night Kel
ler woe out on that night ill rompauy with u Mr Dillou,
and ou his way home, he tore oir a 1-w.r.i iium the fence
ot the |HHniM'N of Mr. Lowerrie. A person catne up witli
a <run ..ml told him to throw do?-ti that hoard. and he di<l
so and retreated, followed by the man with the gnu,
who ka iu broken luglish and was evidently a
Ixmtan. The deceased hud a >aek knife in his hand;
the i"TMm ?h? larrud tbe gun siid "I'll eh *il
you; and Keiter said "If you do I'll stab you;'' and
thereupon the pun was dlarbafircd; the de ea -cd putly
fell, and the man who fired lie- .gun ran oil eryiug lines'
' h?i," Mr l-oweri ie eaiue up -lirtlv after ll?.- tr ansae -
tlon. and iu a nnvervalion with xune put leu. he (l<ow
errie) raid there was no hall in the gun .not admitted at
the time that it was his man Koter who tired tli ? shut;
the deceased before he died positively pointed mil Kot-r
as the man who discharged the gun, hut ho. the District
Attorney f> arini; the declaration of the deceased mi;, lit
be oiiji ? ted to on trial eausod au a nit marttm eiaininatlnn
to be helil before the I'linilST in the presence of Ki lter
when lying ou his deathbed, Keiter there pointed out
oftirer Davie twice from aiuunjr-l severs I other person ? as
the man who tired tbe shot, but alter the administration
of some stimulants, the il"rca-ed being then in a very
eahau'Ud state. h< said the per-on who tired the gun
waa not there (thoueh Holer was present), awl the an'i
mvrltm exaininat ion prts eeded merely taking Keller's
depositions as to the tact. without hi< ideutiheation of
the accused. After some further detail. Ihe Distriet At
torney raid the i|uestioii would simply resolve itself into one
of Identity. The deceased mas . omimtllng a trespass when
he wasahot. and n<>t a felony. A man has no rurhl wan
tonly to take the life of another when the taw provides
a punishment for the olienee Ifa man lu-euk* into your
houtr at night, you are warranted in shooting linn, but
if he fails iu the attempt, and you klio<>t him the law
chnntea you with manslaughter; hut tlw tiring of a loaded
weapon on a |w r-on in the ai t of a imple trespass, is iu
the eyeol'OtHl auil niau. murder. Men a lives are not to
l>e sported with in this manner and sacrilicud for a mere
aet of lre?pa>? If I he prisoner is not tho man brought
to be arquilttd. If the prisoner is tbt* man he, the Dis
trict Attorney knows no eireum-lauee iu the eiise thst
takes it ont ol the rategtwy of murder He then put iu
evidenee a diutrram "t the scene of the honiieide
John Dillon, the hr<-t witness <*i iu au>l examined by
the Distriet Attorney, deposed ? I reside m Korty-llfili
street. Third avenue, iu the house of Kilwurd Dennl*.
with Mrs Keiter. the mother of til.' deoam d ; I iiui II Li
borer; I lived with Mrs. Keiter the time Willi im mi
shot; I rant say his a^e ; JJ year* was pulon his e illlti;
1 w?a with hint the sight he was shot; I !4r?t met him
thatevinini: at a shanty Is-longini; to I'atrii'k M' 'in.
somewhere lietween lirst and Second aveuuo? in the
n- igbborhood of lorty-tlrst and Forty-second street* It
was. according to iny recollect ion. a quarter pa?l 10 ; we
li ft there ami went to James Dennis shanty, ?ouiewiiere
near Forty- fourth street; staid there ten <t fifteen mln
ules; froui that we were ginng hotne ; Keiter lived with
Ills mother; Keller went ou the line of the Seeond ave
nue ; there is n fence snmewhere then- snd helter took a
ixiard off the ft nee . I walked on a little way. when
Keiter got the b<>tinl off the fi-nre. there came am in
fiom toward Mr. Lowerrie s fac tory the man came
in a kind of a run ; when I heard the
nuin coming I made a stop, I aw him fuming with a
gun; he said I II ,?h'sit. he hjd a limken kind of lau
guage; William Keif r then druppetl the Imard and was
making across the avenue lo?Hrd* home and the in iu
followed him continually; In uiy opinion he was a Her
man; he said "I'll shoot I'll ?hoot. he was getting
closer to him. all the tunc Keiter walking away. Kilter
lidtl something to him. hut I can't say what it *a<. I
was mrj risetl totee them in such a concern .i- ? w
wluu heller turned rouud the man .hot. luui iu iuy
opinion he was inside of four yartla from him when he
shot him; when the ?hot was iirej Keltir turned round,
and I went and got hold -if hiui round the body, the man
who fired the shot went towards Mr Loweme's house, it
whs not more than taentv or thirty yards trom Mr
Lowerrie'a. perhaps not tlint length; the mm who
f.rril Ihe gun sail I something. I culd not till
what it waa; it was a bright night; the
man was dresst d in dark e.lotbes with a tu rnkey
jacket, and the appearance of a cap on hiiu . he w?< s
man about the same si/e as Jacob lloter the prisviicr. I
did not recognise hiin. I took Keiter down a< far its
Michael Dennis' shanty; when I got him Hi re he
dropped, the ahanty Is U'twccn the Third and Second
avenues; I shouted when he drapped. Ibe tir-t p<T-on I
taw waa Mr. Lowerrie. couiing downthe bill with the m.m
that shot him: the man still had the gun In his hand;
Mr. Lowerrie came up and stood over William Keiter;
the man with the gun stopped behind, they were not far
npart when they eiane down logolher. Mr Lowerrie sp i'te
to me; he (Lowerrie) then went to Philip Nowlan's
ill ip nt y : the man wiUi the gun stooil on the road; Mike
Dennis-' sister-in-lat#?nd wife 4-ame out; Dennis lnm -elf
came out afterwards; the man with the gun was then
l mining up tlie hill, aad Michael Dennis followed him
I wi tit to Kolter'a mother, aud left him in the care of
othirs at llenuis' house: I do not know Jacob Koter; the
fence from which the Isatrtl was taken was Ix tween the
factory and Mr. I<4iwerrie's house, a noise was urid'' in
tearing off the hoard; I am sure the board wa < dropped
Im fore the gun was llnil; there was a Well quite conveni
ent to where be was shot, 1 pointed out the place where
be was shkt. nnd the fence from which the l.v I wi<
taken, to Doctor Morris nnd the Coroner's jury i Dia
gri.tu produced, and the several places pointed out by the
witness. J
Witness continued ? I could not say how fir the m m
was when Michael Dennis ran alter him. In my "|ii:n >n
11m man that liri d the gun had liigln r ground III m K< .
tvr. but there was not much tilflerenco in the level
Crors-examlnetl by Mr flnrk ? I ba?l knowu Kelt<-r
since 1 was uine or ten years old; T knew luui in the old
country; he Wasu tall man. a givat deal taller than Ko
ter: he was a large, stout tuau; thi? occurred on a Sunday
Bight; I hail seen him early tlutl day. and went ah >ut my
business, ami then met him ah'>ut a quarter pa t ten
o'cUw k that niglit ; had something to drink at l>eaais's
shanty; 1 drank something "sott. I drank no liquor that
day Keiter bad liquor In We stsrted home frotu the
grog shop; the nearest wav home was doan hv the far
toiy : I didn't leave the old road but Keiter 'did try t?
take the board oil Ihe fence: Ihe man said he'd sh > t
but he didn't shoot until lie (tin mm got over tbe fem ?
it might have l? i n abi at a minute or urn after tbe h isnl
was dropped that tin shot wasflred. the nnsin ?as In the
sky (laughter); It was pretty high. 1 heard Kelt. r ak
but can't sny whnt lie said, to my knuwiedge I did md
henr him say anything aliout a knife or -tubUiiK I
couldn't say whether helter - arm w.i- raisisl ..r not wii n
he wa? shot: I *nw the face ef the man who tire I but I
did not know him; lie held the gun in front ot biiu, I
can't toll whether lie took aim or not I wa? eiam:ned
Im fore Keiter died; I don t believe I said on that occasion
that helter. when he turned round, said, be i| 'tlrktbr
man: I said he might have said an but I didn t h?ar hiui
Mr Clnlk rend the examination 'ft he witness in which he
s.dd he believed that Keiter said If the man would shot
he would stick him. hut that he the witticim. did nn^tcar
it expressed distinctly.) Witness continued ? I had seen
a knife with Keller; it was a knife that would shut up I
saw it with him In -t at his house; it was made In th?
rhnpflOf a blf knife, I knew he carried it in hif posses
sion: he turned round alter he wii? jhot. and nun'- three
or four steps towards me, I said. William, are you shot *"
he said '?! am;" I put my hand about hiiu and I I It the
warm blood coming dow n his l?o,ly
John Ives Coroner, deponed?' Tin* In March ia?t he
wit? called on about two o'clock in the morning to ex.
limine n case of wounding In the house of Mr Dennl*;
when I lir-t >.iw the deeenst d. be was very much exhaust,
cil and debilltatei I; his right shoulder had been dre- -c.l ,
Doctor Morris and Doctor Dexter were Isith there, I saw
the prisoner there; he was down stairs, and I sent for
Counsel for priaoner objected, on the ground that ho
was under arre. t at the time The District Attorney
submitted the evidence was admissible, what the de
ceased bad said was in pres. nee of the prisoner, and be
would prow tin* lie (the prisoner) understood what wa?
aidJ*'J'he evidence was admitted.
V? ltnea* continued? I sent ftir the prisoner to come
into the room where Keiter was lying W ?Without
staling what was said u/ done there, can you ata'e
whether the prisoner understood what waa said the-, '
|t I j< ?tvV to dv; ?<l?med J q.-wm you PUI? whdt 4
Wis done when tb? prisoner ?u brought Into that room*
[OkytcUd to, admitted.) I placed the pnaoiwr befrre the
dttetwd; he iu drew it with around about jneket. aad
I think ha iu hare hwded; his jacket wu dark color? ?
sort of monkey jacket; he was brought in full view of the
wounded man; the wounded man (lid not say anything
to the prieoner; but in answer to my question, he spoke
to me. Q ? What question did you put to Kelter. in the
presence of the prisoner. [Objected to. admitted, and
exception taken.] A. ? The prisoner stood in the doorway
leading from the parlor to the bedroom, not more than
three feet from me. and six feet from the wounded man,
1 spoke louder than I usually do: loud enough to be heard
by every one in tliat room, and in the next; I spoke loud
enough to be hea^l by the prisoner; I examined the
prisoner after the inquisition; 1 conversed with him in
the English Language, and he answered me in English.
To Mr. Clark ? I observed that he did not speak fluent
ly. and that he hadnotagood knowledge of the language;
I think he could not understand all of a promiscuous con
versation; there was a very noisy and boisterous collec
tion of people in the rooms when I was first culled to see
Kelter; I think the prisoner understood the question I
put to the wounded man.
The Court was of opinion that It was not clearly shown
that the prisoner understood sufficient Knglish to render
the question put by the Coroner, or the answer of the
wounded man. admissible.
Witness continued ? I considered tho wounded man in
a very critical condition; I asked him If he thought that
he was about to die; he said he hoped to live; I then re
marked. '? then you do not think you are about to die?"
and he answered, that ho hoped to live; he did not state
anything, in relation to life or death, beyond a hope that
he should not die; from the critical position in which he
was. I did not like to express to hiin that I thought he
was about to die; 1 did not hear the prisoner say any
thing; he stood there until I desired the officer to take
him away; Kelter was sworn to his examination, and, it
1b my impression, in the presence of the prisoner.
The investigation was proWactcd to a lute hour. The
wound and death of Kelter Ivero proved, but thore not
being sufficient identification of the prisoner? Mr. Lower -
rw's son having distinctly shown that Roter was not the
van who was seen running with the gnn in his hand, pur
cued by Dennis ? the Court thought it wonld be a useless
consumption of time to go on with the case. Counsel
would, however, pursue their own eour-e.
The District Attorney admitted that it would be very
unsafe for the jury to convict in this case; but he did
hope that it would have been shown conclu-ively, by the
defence, that Koter was not the man.
The Court said they would then direct the jury that
there was not sufficient evidence to convict. There wore
suspicious circumstances in the cose, but there were nu
merous hypotheses consistent with the innocence of the
prisoner. The Court were tit opinion that the jury ought
to acquit, but they would decide upon the evidence be
fore them. The jury then acquitted the prisoner, without
leaving their seats.
The District Attorney then moved that Jacab Roter be
recognized in the sum Of $6,000. to appear as a witness, ia
order to ascertain who was the man who tired the shot.
Mr. Phillips resisted the application, as there was no
specific charge against any party for which to rccognise
Koter to appear.
The Court did not think they had any power to recog
nise a party to appear as a witness, where there was no
person charged. The Court, however, thought this was a
rase which should certainly undergo further investiga
The District Attorney said there were circumstances
which rendered it necessary that this cose should l>e
prcbod to the bottom; and he would do so. Or* I willing,
no matter who it touched, lie refused to enter a milt
jirwtniui as against Mr. Loworric.
The prisoner Roter was discharged.
The indictment against Mr. Lowertle. as an accessory
alter (he fact, falls to the ground, by the acquittal of Ro
I ter. and he was consequently discharged from his recog
I ni*aiirc.
Adjournal, at a quarter before 0 o'clock, to Saturday
j uur?uiO|r at 10.
I Theatrical and Mimical.
Ilow ?rv Tiikatkk. ? ' The great dramatic effort of Ilam
tvin. in producing, with a degree of aplondor Holdout
ivittftlled U>i! effective spectacle drama entitled the
! ? for* Iran Brother*." lm* had the happy result of crowd
ing lh>' theatre every evening, and of reimbursing the
1 treasury for the viuit outlay necessarily required in order
| tliut it should be properly and artistically produced, as
' the rcenlc effect in *uch pieces is the principal feature.
The lending* characters arc sustained hy Kddy. Stevens.
: (joodall, Hamilton. Mrs. Jordan, and Miss Yeomans. The
piece. 1 nken ns a whole, is. perhaps, the best which
llamblin has produced for years, and. from apjiearanoe*,
will repay him handsomely It will again he repeated
this evening, h nil of course the theatre will be crowded.
The entertainments wHI commence with the comedy of
the Two Bonnyca*tle*.''
IIhoadwav Theatrb.? This evening will be the sixty
reventh of Korreat'* engagemeut ; and. however siir
nrUiiig it may seem, the theatre has been well lllled
for that period I In appear* but two night* more, and
this notice, we presume, will lie sufficient to crowd the
theatre to suffocation. This evening he appears in a
character, the performance of which, on the last occasion,
was received with the most enthusiastic cheers, lie
1 then *c? tnrd to us to have iniide some new points, which
! ?c no er before noticed In any representation of young
j llamlet lie will Is; iiupported by all the loading mem
bers of MtmluiU's company The entertainments will
d nrluilc with the . omcdy of a " Lnily and Oentlcinxn IB
a Pre ullarly Perplexing Predicament." In which I)a^
vidge. n favorite romedian. will sustain the leading cha
racti r
Niai.o* Uaam >. ? The greatly admired ,Luunue. Mile
Caroline Kouiset. nsei-ited l>y her three sisters and father,
will appear this . veiling in the grand ballet pantomime of
" l.e Malde a t^uatre," Caroline in the character of Mn
toi.rki In the 11 rst act. a piw neiil. by Caroline ; pas de
deux by Cl< limit inc and M. Maugin ; and a pai seu . by
1 heroine. In tin- third scene. a dancing lesson, by t,iiru
llne and M Mniigin ; iind in the tirth scene, a variety of
dance* by the Rousset family, andl the ladies of the cnr/n
it t*IU ? T his ? ntertninment will be preceded by a onc
uet piece, in which Mrs. McKenna. Mm. Oonovor. and
M.ftrs Moor- 1 -<? Andrew*. Martin, and Byrne. will
appear. No doubt the house will lie crowded as usual.
Hi moV-. Tii?:atiie? We perceive by Burton's an
nouncement t hat he is abont to lose one of the attractive
frit urcs of lii? theatre. Mary Taylor, who will appear for
the residue of this week, and take her benellt on Monday
evening Uing positive ly her last appearance previous to
her tinal retirement from the stage. Tills Is the second
a< Ire - of eminence in the profession who 1ms been c m
t. rlnbly provided for during her engagement at Hurton's
theatre It fcrni* to be a good mart for the display of
female talent. This evening, the comedy of ? Sh ? Stoop*
to Conquer Mary Tajlor a< Miss liardcastle. During
the evening, several iwautiful piece* ot music will be
played; and the entertainment* will conclude with the
popular drama of the " TikmIIc* "
National. Thi.*tm .? The new and beautiful appear
snre of this old and very popular establishment, having
been recently painted and decorated, together with the
attractive feature* of the new dramas which Purdy has
produced are both contributing to well repay him fol
io* trouble nud expense . The house Is every night com
1 f< rt ably tilled mid the audience* se. ni pleased and d"
I, iit, <1 w i i it tin ).i rtoiiuam cs The entertainments tin*
i , Teiting commence with the much admired driuna called
? The Idiot of the Shannon." with lllanchard and hla
surprising dog* as the attractive features This will be
succeeded by the sucrewfttl drama called The Bl.wk
Mnith of Antwerp which promises to have a very suc
c. -ffulrun The entertainments will conclude with the
new farce called "The Lawyer s Clerks
Lv? m m Tin *tbi ?Matters seem to wear a more fac
torable a>p<ct at this theatre the attendance being oon
I fidirat.lv lirtter and the acting and singing of Julia Ben
in It sailing forth enthusiastic applause. She appears
: a-'ain this evening in the French i-ketuh called Antony
' and l b upatri. Mis* Bennett a? Cleopatra, and Mr. Wal
cot an Antony. Beside* this amusing piece. Corby n of
f. rs other attractive features, namely tin- laughable
f.irce of The Windmill." w ith Mis* Julia Bennett. Mrs
Mauler and Mr. Vincent in the principal character*;
also, tbi cxtravagnuta entitled ?Telcmachus." and the
new anil original oddity stybil "Why -Cough ami tiain
tlr Corbyn nn l Burkiand arc working hard to please
the dramatic public. They deserve support
B*a*t ?'? Mi skim.? The extensive patronage which
bus alwayi I- en extended by the public to this establish
? nicut rontinui* unal>ated. Manager (ireenw,vtd * untir
| lug exertion* niei it great praise The oriental spectacle
I uitliled ??Cherry and I'alr Star'' i? aunouni'ed for this
I after n>' n which is excellently east; and the admired
drama ol C.ny Mauncring will U- given in the evening,
in whli li Me-'-r- Clark. IIa?t:iw.-iy llenkln*. Mi s Mes.
tayer Ml-- Barton, aud Mi I'm 'ti will person tie the
1< adiny i lie i octets.
Ciixi ti ? Ore** llorv.? Christy's popular build of
K.thb pci u delineators were li red with another over
t . wir.g bou-s la.-t niglit. and tli-lr peif irmnnces were
r? ? .-li. d with the u; ui. 't .bight mi I -alu-lAction, The
pi' gramme advertised 1.# thl en n ng c Hnprlscs. among
?.tl.. i attractive ti Htun* the II urleaque Italian Opera
v., , i a violin >?io guitar -olo. and an aecrdeon
Won'* M a- ? *i t ? W'-re greeted agaiu last night by a
In le ii r w,ll ? v.rj demons! ration of approval and very
de-* rv* illy 'o toi tiny are com peed of the very Iwst
atailiil U tal< nt m the negio bu-lne*?? tnwal. ln*trumen
t-,1 in < . mil M noil l? an enetgetic manager, and mu*t
Slice*-* d Tile Ethiopian venrton ot the tragedy of Mac
Kth will be rep. it?d Hgain Ibl- evening. It create*
roars of laiigliter
Mriaoeoi iia* Hsii ? %lr W bit ivy l- snnoun-ed to
gitr *n..!h?< I teiilu; with tiie I'eopi. on Thursday
ii.idng lie bus be. ii so tar very -ucees-ful. and the
vi l' rt -pealt highly ol hi- Imitative power
lU*sn Viuiis< an I wife are playinu a *uece?*f ill
eiigng. III. nt at I'ltt-buiv Hie p ?).. r? ?p ik well of their
lmn?, Mis* mil are p- rf.'tin'iig in Roehe?ter
with gieat ?ne. ??- They will n in BuOalo "ii t'rlday.
M a I. > m i A^<? Biswor i* Mr Mr hi* ? She ttx.li Mnraphia
ly |t, Hear the pi<>u? and ' h.ircli r' 'iag I ?r
t<>wlk<? ?
Tb? Bir< 1 1 ' h?? HitstB, an-l th* voke wldeh oas*
ta> h?ai'4 I'"- Issiil; and l? hi II .'f * mptin. h?? *oue to
warble ni'lsdy IB ether tlhaas. Mt< n??e bsr !*-i adieu
t>. iia adinirini amli'aet, ami Itis t?nvuin( nre?tns?? >f that
v. let till lia*er? la taar) ? plazas al>>ata*. ?*'?. in Urr
irtlls. w>'lelat??aa. aad p. Mart*. ?l" trit's i- .*? .iU??t
l,.ari. aa>i lit tbe aattusi* fare witti a l.vla< tire. ? i 'sn
ml i ?i r??? ?wr J?h|. ?.n..ir .n a l.ir i '.?? fair ajslreM, .?r
|.r"l^ri> doaevil* I'.e ?l?. trl. efleel ? hieh lief a t*?H. ??l^?
{wvdaet.l ap' a ns W? aera aet the ?aljr vletlm f her
kiia.iratioa. as it ?rtaid t? ba aa rpiioiis am -n^"t the
audi' a"- - I
The ?>ng>lre"? ran?? down th* nrer to tbe cities nf |
Jacksen and >uksl>?rg. I>ut lias Iweu recalletl, for a I
wtek to Mcaipbl'. alter which she will ag t a e.-ui ' Is I
Nat r bet ? Ae'cVr
I/o i a Niisni i* ? New Cns?*< vi a ?Tb Bwt n Tt f* I
av? It hasleen n-. ouimea-l. d to Uma Motile a I bat -h*- I
rotniaenc* a daily pa|>?r up ? her >at captM The ; ro- I
Ject !.*? tee# dlliy i on" i ler.d a at It la Hnilrnt(>4 that
i'J< (HJU ate ready to !?? ptanked o>? n fnr tbe purp e*.
J?a^? **?> Mia He?aavn ? A leller writer ta one of
our exchange* dWoureae thus upon Jeany Ual * uiairi
mi nia I moeuienl ?Mr (?.?Meehwldt la a small thin
weak biiaian attn le axtrenK ly ineliaed to lake care '4
htei'eif and ba< J list up<*4attaed fran Ibe Jesrtsb faith to
tin l hri-tiaii II* am Jenny by an a*?iilyily <4 atten
tlon liev.nd #11 |*r*lle4, lie n.?er I aft her Md? Mrr
tastes weir hi* her opim<ia> were hia <>wb Aad ia wed
ding him Jenny braily and lefally *o arranged all her
property that her husband will never ba aide to t<???ch a
penny of It. and be submit* to *uch a vaaklt allowaace
of porkat money, etc a# In her ju l?a?aat tia good eoa j
duct may deserve Tfcesr M* ?U tocto, aad yva aa; *
Js-lU ajaalt'l^.
Hit Great lU?]MI?a la R*rUM?plM?
?Mil Ipmk Off?iulT? to Um WrtlM -Hli
CnupliwlN m I?r>pi IK Mm ?* A*
Maine Llqmor Uw-WfMfr** Optotoa *f
l<onl? Rtptlttn'i OtwnuM n? ? I? n y U?4
nnd Um Nafju.
?rom om nntnai. mtpoRtm
Northampton, lliw., April 24, 1W2
The display her* for Knwuth, though the city only
numbers &b?ut 5,000 inhabitants, ?u greater than
in Springfield. The name difference was remarkable
in the ease of Jenny Lind, who mceoedod far better
here than she did in that city. Though the price*
were $4, $3, and $2, and the night was very stormy,
the same old church in which KoMuth spoke thin
afternoon, was densely filled by her, while there were
crowd* outside the windows, with umbrella* over
their heads, listening as well as they (<iuld to the
music within. Tho receipts for her notes amounted
to between 14 ,000 and $5,000, which was eight or
ten timex as much n * Kossuth got for his note*.
Mo doubt Jenny, who was present at tho delivery of
Kossuth's speech, wns flattered at the idea that,
measured by " tho almighty dollar," she wan a
greater attraction than Kossuth.
The following placard han been posted all over
this city for the last two or three days: ?
The great Hungarian leader anil the world renowned
orator, will visit Northampton, on
Saturday, Aran. 2-1,
And will address a mating of the holder* of
At 3 o'cloek P. M.
Hungarian Scrip, of the denomination of one dollar
and upwards, limy be obtained at the store of Hop
kins, llridgman & Co., on Saturday. Any not holding
bonds will be admitted to the addrees and will also re
ceive a bond, by the payment of ouc dollar at the door.
All wko sympathize with the oppressed, and hope for the
day when liberty ?hall triumph, und Hungary be free, are
invited to invent in this glorious fund. AU money received
for these bonds will be placed at the disposal of (lov. Kos
suth. to secure the great otyect of his mission to the
United States. vU . the freedom of his fatherland. His
Excellency, Gov. Boutwell, ha* ordered the Northampton
Artillery to fire a salute ol' fifteen guns, ou the arrival of
Gov. Kossuth.
NoRTiiAMPon, April 22. 1852.
The meeting was not held in the Edwards Church,
but in tho old Congregational Church, in which
was erected a platform, with chairs placed for " tho
select men" and tho committee. On arrival from
Springfield, by special train, at the depot, at three
o clock, Kossuth was greeted by a large crowd, and
a salute of fifteen guns was fired. Ho wag then
driven in a carriago to the houso of Mr. Erastus
Hopkins, member of the Massachusetts Legislature.
Shortly after, a procession was formed to the church,
including tho Torrent Fire Company, who looked re
markably well in their handsome uniform, and two
companies of military, the Northampton Artillery,
Captain Fair, Company C., and tho Amherst Artil
lery, Captain Dickenson ? the former cammanded
by Col. Hanks, and the latter by Mnjor Conkey.
Northampton Band, also added iclat to the oc
casion. Hcforo Kossuth's arrival at the church,
only those were admitted who purchased tho Hunga
rian serin, and the consequence was that the chureh
was not half full, there being only $500 worth sold
up to that time. Ouo gentleman purchased $.)0
worth to give away. After Kossuth made his ap
pearance, the doors were thrown o|>on, and there was
a general rush, particularly tho firemen, who were
as impetuous as if they were running to quench a
fire. They very quickly took, as it were, by storm,
one corner of tho gallery, dashing over the seats in
gallant style, and attracting the marked notice of
Kossuth, who smiled approvingly at thein. Tho
church wow, at length, densely tilled, und the band
struck up an appropriate air.
Mr. Ekabtts Hopkins then addressed Chancellor
Clarke, Chairman of the Selectmen, and said: ? It
becomes my pleasant duty, and it is my high honor to
introduce to you, and through you to this assembly,
our illustrious guest and warm friend. This people
knows him, tho wide world knows him, with dino
rent emotions, however ? some of love, and some of
hate ami 1'eur. His name, like that of our own
George Washington, requires no prefixes or suffices
to give it importance or significanov. The simple
name places all other additions in abeyance. I in
troduce, therefore, to this assemblage Louis Kossuth.
(Great Applause )
Chancellor ('i.akkk then welcomed Kossuth to the
city, and, after a rambling und ineohcront speech,
from whieli an idea could not be gleaned, he con
cluded by saying that no event in the history of
Northampion would he cherished longer than the
events of this day.
Kosfit th remained sileut for u fow moments,
looking around the church, and particularly in the
direction of the firemen, ami th<'n said ? Before
speaking, i must look around to the places that
were taken l>y storm. I must look around, became
] am in want of spirit, not that I have no inspira
tion from the cause. I have one single idea in my
head to inspire me, and will have it all my life.
The roots of my very life are not within me, but in
my dear fatherland. Sorrows and cares lie deep in
my breast, and you know that deep sorrows and
cores would rather be silent than to speak. 1 know
not what is to be the matter of what 1 am about to
say. l'ray, be not disappointed if you hear no
cloquencc from that man whose only eloquence con- I
sists in his misfortnnws, and from whose heart no
adversities can ever banish the love of his country.
With the name of your State there arc many his
toricaJ associations. Massachusetts not only led
the way to the revolution, but through the struggle,
and to tl.r Ural vieloty, ami she has siinie led the
way in the arts of peace. This stamps the very soil
of your native land, and the people of Northampton
have a right to claim for themselves the title of an
intelligent eity, as nature has given it the right to
be culled beautiful. I know not what distinguished
citizens have been connected with Northampton. I
only know that in the continental Congress the man
who represented Northampton as a Senator, had the
glory of being one of the leaders of your liberty, a
bosom friend of Washington, and I am glad here to
meet his descendant. (Here Kossuth shook hands with
Mr. Strong, who occupied a place on the platform.)
Your city lias sent three other Senators to Congress,
ond two Judges to the Supreme Court. Now, if I
am not mistaken, the papulation of Northampton is
5,000. Yet, such are the glories connected with it,
that no other city can glory in having such distin
guished men. 1 his is what increases the difficulty
of my position, for an intelligent audience have a
right to hear something worthy of their attention.
I know not how it comes, but when I am told that I
am uii object of attention, and when honors are be
stowed upon uie, I feci somewhat sad. I feel so, in
the first place, because it is a proof to me of the
fragility of human fate? a proof that man cannot
choose his own path. I wished to be like the vio
let, spending its scent unseen. 1 wished thus to do
good unobserved, and to see honor blotted out of
the dictionary, and its place supplied by duty. But
we cannot choose our own position. 1 "do not like
mine; but I am compelled to accept it from a sense
of duty. I om consequently much talked about.
You know that those who are much talked about,
ore much loved; but they are also much hated. 1
am hated and opposed by nil who arc opposed to the
liberty of mankind, and all who love despotism, ami
so bliss me (Jod, 1 will endeavor to earn their
hatred. (Applause.) I am a poor humble tuan,
worn out by the toils of life. I have nothing to
wi*h ? nothing even to hope ? reduced in my private
idens to a desire for a place to lay down my weary
head in my native land, and not possessed of any
merit but of the single one of being an honest man.
W hy is such a mail lmtcd by the despots ot the
eart h, oiul opposed by all friends of despotism? Be
muse they hate and fear the truth, and truth,
though crushed, will rise again. That is the key of
the sympathy I have received in the United States.
You may be sure that there is a Strength in the
?i>rd freedom, that so lung as you exist with your
institutions to lllustrnto its meaning, it will never
In blotted out of the humuu heart. And so long ty
lonny will never be seourc. Tint in that respect
let me say to you a few words. The people of
America have the reputation of being a proud
I I "pie, and they have a right to feel proud. But if
you rely too exclusively on pride for your future,
even you might not be spared the bitter experience j
of tin fragility of human fete. There have been !
mighty empires before you. Where are they now 1
It yeu inquire into the cause, you will see the logi- |
< n i cu. taucaee. A nation never cun die but by su
itidc; and every nation that has perished, has de- i
stroytd itself, it you rely too st rongly ou your ft*- i
tr'i , their fete mnjr be yours. Better to look away
a little from your proud reliance on your future, to
the conditio* of Eusope, not one of whose nations
I ut is ro'ati d to yon even by blood, and no longer
remain indiflerent to the prevalence of absolutist i- 1
i al pnnciph that in the end may affect yourselves
^ OU have done everything to merit the hatred of
tvratnr, foi it you grow as you have done for the
In-t ff jenrs, grow to 70, 80, or even 100 millions, j
in * an. will tymutiy hope to li\e on the earth,
(lircat apptawo.) If 1 wi re the Ctar of Russia, I
wi u id do dll in my |?.wer to crush your power, asan- i
tagor iMc to mine. And the C*ar must know, that
if yog bccome a jower on earth, the future mastery
of the world belongs not to him, but to you. Take
that |?'-ition, therefore, whieh belongs to you, and
t>ecoHM* a p?wer on earth. You have the strength,
but yeu are not willing to be a power. You do not
use Jfcur strength. Y ou have always professed that
yt>? do not mueh care about the foreign world, and
ihmiv r* t'-i Ate ii always djspoM ?l witfeeut 70m
vol?. And to, yot? art no power o.i <wrffc. / Have
I heard that you or< a grmtf nation. I believe you have
aU tht fitments. But if you claim the title of a Brent
natum, tut at a great nation. Hungary, in point of
territory, it a very small nation, id proportion to
yours. Yet we want not your help to fight for us.
We are a people of fifteen millions. That is
enough to fight. Perhaps wo are a small na
tion. We are not so great aa some others. But we
have twice been the turning point of Christianity?
onee againat the Motilem, and now against fal-m
Christianity for true Christianity. It is a dange
rous position, but it is a glorious one. I disclaim
the wurd glory for individuals, but I apply it to na
tions who have public spirit, and maintain the prin
ciples of liberty. I will tell you what I claim trom
the United States. I was led to entertain hopes of
aid? first, because in the Mediterranean - you saw
the star-spangled banner thrown arouna mo, and
millions of people uniting in the loud shout of hope
and exultation. In the llnitod States I have reoeiv.
ed the sympathy and congratulations of millions and
millions. Ilad I any merit! Not at all. Whence
then proceeded the sympathy! From circumstances.
The I nited States sent over a ship-of-war to convey
me from captivity to freedom, as the representative
of an opt>reseed and fallen, liut bravo nation. Mil
lions of Euro|?ans, therefore, look with intense
anxiety to you, believing that it was the will of the
people of the United States to become a power en
earth, and that your eagle, loving its mountains,
was soaring to its pride of place, (Great applause )
I did not want to get your sympathy by stealth,
and I therefore told you what my principles and
views were from the very first. Nobody can charge
?tic with not acting fairly and openly. I have ob
tained the sympathy and the hearty God speed of mil
lions and millions, from which, indeed, 1 am encour
aged. I will bring back to Europe this symyathy, and
Europe will look for the hand of the young giant of
America stretched across the ocean, to encourage, to
strengthen, and to aid him ? the elder brother of
humanity. This is the interest its well as the duty
of Amcrica, for their is an ideality in humanity and
a solidarity in nations. If one corner of the sky is
dark, the whole firmament will soon bo shrouded in
darkness. I want to bring Euro[>c a sure answer.
If I brought her the naswer that there is nothing to
hope for, it would be less dangerous than one that
would cncourage her to rely upon you without foun
dation. No; rather let us stand alone, and make
up our own account with (!od, tako the Lord's sup
pcr, gird on our swords, and fight our own battle,
than rely upon you for help, and not find help in
time of need. Exert your right and yourgeneroaity
in t ime, that we may now n what we ruy for the
cause of liberty iu oppressed Europe. But 1 may bo
told that the coup d'etat has destroyed all hope.
Well, I believe that I. ouis Napoleon is not sitting
more firmly on his presidential ? or I know not what
to call it ? sent, than Louis Philip|ie was on his
throne fifteen days before his overthrow. You know
where lie is now; and 1 know where Louis Napoleon
will be before long. (Applause.) There have boon
many usurpera and tyrants in the world ? Nero, Cali
gula, and I know sol all their names. In the case
of these usurpers there was something of grandeur in
their very cruelty ? something imposing to the ima
gination of men. But such an usurpation as now
exists in France, destitute of every thing great or
da/.zling ? it is only a name, and that not even from
a father, but from an uncle. (Much laughter.) I
know where he will be Boon. Mr. llulsctnann might
be very glad if I would tell him of all the conspira
cies that lire now in Europe, and of my agents who
arc in the very cabinet of St Petersburg. Perhaps
the people of Northampton arc also curious to know ?
for curiosity is a harmless weakness common to Im
munity. II would satisfy yuu if I told you, but that I
will not do. (Laughter.) A few days ago, when I
was in Washington, I had the honor to see your
Secretary of State, Daniel Webster. (Applause,
particularly from some distinguished froo-soilors,
who clapped their hands vehemently.) 1 said to
him, " \ ou arc a great and a wise man. I wish you
would tell me what you will do for Hungary, without
commit ting yourself." For I concluded (hut if any one
will not assist another, it may be hard to say he has
no sympathy for him, but it looks suspicious ; and
those who claim to have great sympathy, and will
do immense things when there are great prospects
of success, ?re but doubtful friends to any cause.
Therefore, I naked Mr. Webster that Question, and I
asked him another. It was this: ? " is Louis Napo
leon more sure in his place than Louis Philippe was
j on the 14th of February, 1848 ?" His reply was?
" Certainly not more sure." When a false reikirt
of the death of Louis Napoleon (I know not by whom
sent) came to New Orleans, it created a panic among
tho commercial classes. (Laughter.) What con
sistency or strength is there in that which depends
on the little death of so little a man ! (More
laughter.) Our prospects are better every way than
in 1848. Then the nations were not prepared ; now
they are. Then they were isolated; now they are
combined ami leagued to protect themselves against
oppression. The revolutions of 1818 had no posi
tive, definite aim. The nations now know what
they want, and that there is no stopping pluce be
tween heaven and hell.
An Irishman, in a suppressed tone? Where do you
have purgatory:
Ko.sst'TH. ? I knsw this to be so of Hungary and
Italy, and the snme is true of Germany. The des
pots had the same soldiers then us now, but they
can rely less upon them now. They had inore money
and less credit then. Now they have less moncv.
and no credit at nil. (laughter.) The oppres
sion is greater now tlitin before, iiikI therefore tho
more likely to produce a successful revolution.
Before the year in Hutigury, the whole
taxation only amounted to fourteen and n half mil
lion* of dollar*; now it in sixty-five million*. The
merchant* of Hungary formerly dealt extensively in
tobneco ; now the Emperor engrosses the business
entirely to himself. Between the heavy tux and tho
vexations esjrionagc, the merchants are driven out
of it. The police are sent to the farmer's houses to
see if even a leaf of tobaeoo were absconded that
grew in their own gardens. Immense quantities
tl.us soiled have been burned in the public streets.
There is raised in Hungary ? vittr to thr amount uf
m.iiic one hundred rtml twenty millions of gallons in
ti e year. A buttle uf it could fx sob! for half a dol
lar. better than yt.n run art here fir tw) dollar* .
(i-itui luugLkr.) mn tin ttulejittulenei uf
Hungary is achieved , a vast business might l>e
ujttned between it and this country in wine, which
fi.nld be exchanged for rice and other things we want.
'1'heie were large territories of peojile in Hungary
living entirely cm the fruit trees of which brandy is
made. (Much suppressed merriment among the
anti-liquor law inou.) Such is now the taxation
that the trees of all these gardens are cut down;
and I could name men who are not revolutionists,
but remarkable fortheir blind submission, who have
offered large estates to the goverumeut, if they
would pay tne land taxes, which were greater tiuin
the value of the lund itself. If a man has
u complaint to make for justice, a stamp must be
provided which will cost $50. If he has only |fl!l lie
must lose his claim, because he ii one dollar too
jrfior. Hungary has no national existence? no civil
or religious institutions. She is stripped of every
thing called liberty; and when I add that material
oppression which I have now iketchod, I defy any
despot in the world to tell what further oppression
can be inflicted uj?on any people. I go back to
Europe, not to rest my head, but to meet danger.
And, after these few rambling ideas I must now bid
you farewell. 1 have met too many adversities not to
feel the meaning of that word. I have been told
that you are a cold hearted peoplo. Way (Jodgntut
I may never sec a colder. (laughter.) Your true
character is that you act not from impulse hut from
principle. 1 have laid my hand on the nation's
heart? oil a large part of it, for my hand is too small
to cover it all. (Much laughter.) 1 have telt the
bt uting of that hoart for my country's caiuc. The
more I progressed and the more sympathy I obtain
ed, the more hostility I met, for the more roused
were the tyrants, and I have been assailed by all
possible calumnies. If I were the worst of till men
m the world, would tho cause ot justice andofHun
gaiy be the less true 1 Its oluims ore entirely inde
pendent ot my merits or faults. Hut how jn*t and true
must be the cause, when its enemies can lind no argu
ment against it, and must resort to personal calum
nies against me? And so as the cause increases 1 meet
hostility; and if I meet sympathy from you now, it
is the result of principle, for there ha* not been ono
diopof eloquence in ail that 1 have said. From
Mnssachussi'tts, that classical country of American
Independence. I will take my last impression of the
l iiitcd State- May (.Jod Almighty conserve you in
the noble sentiments you cheri-h, and keep a place
for the pooi exile in your hearts. But it you should
forget me, do not forget the battle field' where all
the battles of the world are to be fought. Ladies and
gentlemen, I bid you farewell.
Loud applause followed this speech, and Kos-uth
then left the ehur<?h, accompanied hv Mr. Hopkins,
to his residence, where a few friend- were entertain
ed at dinner, to meet Kossuth, and it is ^aid cham
pagne and other wine- freely (lowed, though Mr.
Hopkins recently voted for the Maine Liquor law ?
an inconsistency which I atu a^ured i.- pretty gene
lal with the advocutes of tb ? low ia thee diggings.
A" soon a* Kossuth left the church, all eyes
searched around for another attraction which it v/us
known was there, and soon they were rivited upon
ii certain pew not far from the pulpit. It contain ? 1
Madame (Sold*' hmidt and Monsieur (ioldsehmidt.
and Mrs. Ward, of Boston. Thev "gassed and
gazed, and still the wonder grew " Jenny held
down her head, and Monsieur, who wears a mous
tache, and is a slim and rather diminutive young
gentleman of very meek appearance, looked quite
thccpish and embarrassed At length the orowd
pressed closer and closer around, and the embarrass
ment increased, nor was there any symptom of an
intention on the part of the spectators to quit, some
of them remarking flint they had paid tlkcir dollar
for a double purpose ? to see the Nightingale as well
as tho Ilungarinn speech-maker. At length, in
despair, tho whole party arose to go? Mrs. Ward
leading the way, and Jcnrs, deeply veiled,
following? but she had to pas3 through double lines
of eager eyes, along tho aisle, and was left but a
very narrow space to walk. The principal portion
Vl tfeil crvwd were girls, aud those behind pushed '
forward/o hud to get a glimpoe of her that th???
before preracd on the person of Mr*. <i., so that Mrs.
Ward turned round und remonstrated. In foio?
down the step* of the church. she would undoubtedly
have been thrown on her face, but for th? inter
ference of the constables. i'oor Mr. Goldaehnidt
took it very patiently, but got her into a carriage an
nuiekly as possible, when they all dmvo off afllidft
the laughter of the girls and a few of " the yoang
men about town.** No doubt the anxiety wal to
see whether there wan anything more " interesting"
in Jenny's appearand then before she took ante
herKelf a husband. The oulj difference the writer
could pereeive was, that she does not look hoif as
well. The people rarely we hor in the city. Mr.
Goldschmidt is not better looking than the ordinary
run of German Jews.
The two passages I have mitrkcd in italiea have
given offence to numbers of citizens here, and have
led to much discussion, of which 1 will advise you in
another letter.
Springfield, Mass., April 26, 1862.
Hi. i Arrival from NorthamjXon, and Reception hy
the Statt Committee? Hi* Dinner and Departure
? Pickpocket* after Kossuth? The Rapping Spirits
[ in Springfidd.
Kossuth arrived from Northampton at half- past
eleven o'elock this forenoon, and was reeoived at
the railroad depot upon a platform erected then fer
, the pnrpose, by the eommitteo of the State Leglsla^
ture, headed by General Wilson, President ef the
Senate, who wore a tricolor rosette in his bMMt
lie addressed Kossuth at considerable length, and
welcomed him as the champion of Hungary. The
people of Massachusetts, ho said, had watched the
struggle of that nation with deep interest and with
admiration ; and when, by tho combined treason
olGeorgey and tho treachery of tho Czar, Hungary
fell, the people of Massachusetts felt, as they now
feel, that Ilusuia hud outraged the law of nations.
Hut all is not lost. Strong aro the impulses of
liberty; and the prayer of Massachusetts is that the
day may soon arrive when Hungary will take hor
position among tho nations of the earth. He wel
comed Kossuth with all hi* soul.
Kopsutii then replied in a low tone of voice soarccly
audible, lie saia he hoped to God, with all the
meaning of those eloquent words the gentleman had
spoken, thut they would give assurance to his eonn
try for the restoration of its lost freedom and fade
])endcnce. This hope und confidence of his rested
upon the generous churactor of the people of Ma? a
cnusetts. He begged leave to roturn to the State
Committee his sincere thanks for the kind and very
obliging way in which they welcomed the pooresilo,
who finds himself tho guest of Massachusetts. He
would he greatly ombarrassed by this reception if ho
found himself to be its object, personally, and not a
manifestation of sympathy for the principles of tho
cause of his country. That cause could not 00 a matter
of indifference to the people of Massachusetts; and
he therefore accepted these honors. Ho felt proud
to be their guest, and would feel happy to cross un
der their guidance the soil of tho old Bay State, tho
classical land of American independence
Kossuth then shook hands with General Wilson,
and was introduced to the aides of the Governor of
the State, one of whom, Col. Williams, then ad
dicsscd him to the following effect : ? By tho order
of the Governer of tho State, I am instructed to wel
come you in his name, and to inform you of the pre
parations he has made to receive you. On your ar
rival at Boston you will ho met l>y a company of vo
lunteers, when you will he conducted to tho State
Mouse, where tho Governor will officially rcocivc
you. In order thut you may understand our militia
system, to-morrow afternoon the Governor will in
vite you to review the troops. Permit me to tender
you my heartfelt congratulations.
Kossuth then withdrew, in company with the
committee, and proceodcd to tho Massasoit House,
where he is to dine privately, us their guest, and
seme local friends ot the cuttse are invited to meet
him. At hall- past three o'elock he leaves in a so
cial train, for Worcester, frlii'ie he is to have a pub
lic iecept ion this CYeniiig.
Fiom the above it Will be seen that the Ma-si
chusetts Legislature are goiug to do the thing up
brown ? and quite ditlcri Mly from the Legislature
and Governor of the State of New Jersey. Vet
tin re is a coldness and foi mality asd pompous stiff
ness in these preliminary proceedings, which show
that they are hollow, and do not mean anything
but mere show, of which Kossuth occasionally be
trays his misgivings.
The Springfield Republican of this morning has
the following item: ?
" Two robberies were committed in the church,
during the speech of Kossuth, by pickpockets who
follow in his train. Silas Cook, carpenter, of this
city, was robbed of uud but tor his having
pmd out $700 on the previous day, would have been
robbed of ?1,000. Another man, named Sikes, was
robbed $Ho. During the morning, a dispatch was re
ceived from Henry Tanuutt, of Meriden, Ct., stating
tint there were pickpockets on the train wi'h Kox
who bail robbed him of $160."
The subjoined appears in the other p;ip< r: ?
" The voung Indies ol Springfield will hold a fes
tival ut Foot's Mall, on Tuesday evening, the 27th
ii.st., for the benefit of the Hungarian cause. Per
sons wishing to contribute refreshments, or other
uilicli's, will please send themto the hull to-morrow
( Tuesday) in the forenoon, or early in the after
I' appears a I?dv from Nantucket lias presented
Kossuth with it puree containg upwards of $100,
which had been collected in t lint town.
1 mi id, in u letter it < I n y or two ago, that this wa*
the hot bed of fanaticism. As one proof of it I
ii ? i? y mention the fact that the spiritual ruppings
have taken such a hold here tha.t a regular uocicty
of adherents, if foi ined and l hey hold their meetings
or orgies on Sunday evenings, at a large hall on the
Mill. There are 40 medium." of the spirits, and
some of the most refined and educated people in the
city belong to them ? including nearly all the doc
tor". Such is the extent to which the delusion is
CMfjcd that lectures are delivered which a.re de
e'i i i1 til 1/g written bv the invisible L^nud oi ttie
spirits; hut which are kilOTru to be composed by an
ignorant man employed in the Armory, who is too
ignorant to read his own writing to the audience.
They also pretend that the spirit* produce light
bant night the lights wore all put out. All thai
w as carried on iu the dark I cannot tell yon. But
there was a large bell that appeared to move about
through air as if by some supernatural agency, ring
ing nil the time, and illuminated by some light, toe
source of which the audience could not discover. It
was, probably, phosphorus. Numbers of grave and
sensi|Ua men and women here believe in thene ridicu
lous nwsurdities, und is it any wonder that they be*
litve iu the doctrines of Kossuth!
Noktuami'Ton, Miss., April 25, 1808.
<>1? iiiohi and Di*rut<>ions nhenit his Sjxerh ? Hit
Suite not all Uunnariant ? his Depnrturt for
Spiin gfiiltl? Jenny l.ind ami llie CM H'aiei
Cure Jtitetblnhment.
Yesterday Kossuth kept perfectly quiet, giving
the reenters and, it is to be hoped, himself some
rest, lie was not at church ? the cause being fatigue,
or, as soma of the knowing bom say, preparing his
speech for Boston. His speech here on Saturday?
which I have sent you in another letter? baa been
the theme of general discussion ever since through
out the city, in private circles, at the hotels, and is
the streets.
It has given offencc to two classes, and in poiat
< f eloquence it has msa|>f>ointed all It has offend*
d those Americans who pride thom*clvcs upon their
tountrynot only as having the elements of great
ness. but acting aa a great country. One gentle
man I heard say. at one of the hotel*, that he wai
bi tore an admirer of Kossuth, but he had now
greatly changed his opinion of him; and he added,
that were it not tor courtesy to a stranger, and if one
of thuir own orators ha 1 Ihvb th'Te, he would have
been hissed. A second -a. d there were fifteen hundred
orators in Massachusetts could H? at that speech;
and another said there weri at least fifty in Nor
thampton who could make ? le tter stump ?pe*ch,
and as for comparing him with Webster or Everett,
it was like Gabriel to a farthing candle It in i*t.
however, be borne iu mind that ko?*uth doi not
write that speech ? it w.v. extemporaneous; and '>??
tween this class ofsj-cevhes and bis written o.arions
there is a wide difference. He has booa only streaking
the Kngli.-h lai.guagc f<r a f?w months K ? >*- >i f h
is. beyond all doubt, an eloquent orator with one
idea, and that is bis chief merit as a public man
His honesty, which he is so constantly assert
ing, without any one rilling it in que -t ion, does
not sitrjiass that of millions of platu t.?ruv r* or
mechanics, who never fti lk ab ut their in'og, ity at
all. He is a beautiful orator when he prepares. but
wliethci he isalwav i wi-e one isanothcrqu- -tion
It docs not seem very prudent for a great leader to
oHi nd the nutiotial |<rejudi?s oi the people, while he
is laving soft soap very thick on their local pre
jt dices. One gentii mun, in tie- dis.-u*?:on above
alluded to. observed that Ko-Muth showed ijreet
vnnt of tact in not Halt, ring the national as well as
the local character; for a Yankoe can swallow any
amount of national flattery, but teel? very ??re at
any disparagement, or any censure, even of !ault?;
Ko-suth ought to have known enough by tios tiuie
to know that.
Such are the opinion* expressed. The way in
which Kossuth committed himself again-* the Ma*to
l.ii|Uor law is also regarded as very foo!i*h by the
shrewd Yankees here; for it has given terrible of
fence to his most enthusiastic admirers among the
teetotal fanatics. Some persons, too, (not teetotal
ers,) were Uckled almost lo death with the absur
dity of the Wlea of one hundred and twenty million*
of gallons of first rate wiue. at fifty cents a bottle,
which would enrich the United b tales, if kM wvuhl

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