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INTERESTING LETTERS AND TESTIMONY.
SCENES IN THE COURT ROOM,
Ac., Ac* .'Ac.
|Frum the Washington Intelitgonccr, July 12]
The trial of Miss Mary Harris, charged with the mnrder
?r Adomram J. Burroughs, \v?n continued yettentay in
the Criminal Court, Judgo WyJie presiding. The counsel
?a both sides were all pisscM. Miss Harris was brought
Into court shortly after tea o'clock, and wasoscorted to
the scat heretofore occupied by her An the trial progri'-KC8
the iaterest in it t>-nems to be increasing, and yesterday
thero was a very large crowd in attendance,
lollies nppoar to be tiiV rig an interest in the matter, and
yesterday h number ei them wero seated inside the bar
ml p:ild much uttenron to tliesprogresKof the trial.
Mr. Bradley preeneded to rend additional letters from
A. J. Burroughs to the accused. Tl.e tint was dated Hi-p.
tembr 5, IK60, an* wan addressed, "My nearest Mollis."
Tho writer excuses himself for not writing befoie; says
bo Is chagrined at, his folly, and issorTy he lias compelled
hie correspondent to suffer too much anxiety-on his ac eount.
He regrets that someone has found out the engagement
between them, and says he would rather the
devil had got his nose in the mutter thai) that Mrs. H.
should have d lie so. lie expresses anxiety as to her
intention of changing her business, and expresses the
hope that she would go to school during the w inter.
letter dated Sunday. September 1y, 1 v?>? , and addressed
' My dear, de,.r Mo)lie." The writer speaks of a
imposed meeting, and say* the desire to writ is not
lessened by tho pr<>sp ct of "an early mooting; of clasping
lior to Lis bos.mi, and of feasting hlms If with her pr
senoe. He says ho has had evidence ot the fulness of
letter elated Friday, October 5, 1860, and addressed
'Dearest little Mollie." Tho re eipt of two letters acknowledged.
Disappointment is expressed thai a pro!
posed meeting did uot lake place. Business matters arc
aga n referred to, and the writer says an expected meet
itig must be postponed for three months louger. lie; ex- I
j) . ts, however, l" meet her while on hi* way to Chicago,
where he expect* to spend tbe winter, after which he
will j/o somewhere, mid prepare fur a different life. He
Buys:?"I uni t:r<d ot a life of Finale blessedness,
or rath r slnslo cursed riess, ami could live
very happily wi!h ? pretty little bUu-k eyed, curly
beaded lady, whose name I will not mention." This
I' iter was not finished unt I October 10, at which time the
writer e.xe see himself liy alleging continued eenliie mcnt
m business. He uses th" most endearing expressions in
this letter, and says that those who in religions faith
worship another Mary do not do so more earnestly than
lie does the Mary he adoros. He asks ber why she cau't
come to liitn. and says if ho had money they would not
lonn be separated. He hopes that they may meet before
three mouths, and endfj the letter will) the words?
I,ein r dated October 12,1RG0, andaddressed "My denrtbt
Mo.lie." The recipient oi the letter in invited to visit
Fairli Id on the ensuing Wednesday. Ho suggests to h r
to ceme, and not to no to a friend':;, but to meet him at
the betel. If It is not aireeablo for her to rueet him ut
Vairlleld, lie a meeting at Mount Pleasant, and
*iikk'sis she should be at the hotel there also. .He
almost heps for the interview.
heller dated Chicago, February 11, 1861. This letter
is addressed "My dear Mollie," aud is signed A. J. Burroughs?the
only letter thus !ar produced which is signed
by hif. full name. H< speaks of having not yet seen an
opportunity of making ten thousand dollars a year, and
lias the bines sine be left Burlington.
Lotter dated Thursday, November 29, 18C0, and addressed
"My d ar Mollie.'' The writer complains that
lie does not bear from her. and be fears that the.r letters
have been inlerc pled, and that Mrs. H has a
knowledge of the relations they sustain to each other.
The letter is followed by.a fragment, in which the |
writer expresses the fear that their correspondence has
bi>cn intercepted and inspected by the Postmaster and
liy the priest. He was startled at the discovery, and
and g.ves as a reason lor the Inspection that it was discovered
Mi>s Harris contemplated marrying some one
out ol Hie church.
Letter dated T oday, Angust'27, 1M11, and addressed
"My dear little Mollie." The writer denies any indication
of coldness toward h s correspondent, nud says
there is n strong genuine attachment betwcen|tliem, and
en'1 which cannot he suppressed.
I/'tter dated Tuesday, September 10. llifll, and ad
<lrer>s<d "My dear little Mollie." 'Jlio writer speaks of
the interest he lias lukon in their corres|?ondonce for
three years pnst; and he speaks of stolen kisses in a
hack room of a lancy goods store, where be was employed
as a bookkeeper; and that her black eyes always
interfered with his bookkeeping. This letter was not
nnisncu until i>riduy, wherein lie cays he may go to the
loiter dated Tuesday, October 10, 1861, and addressed
My dear little Mollle.'' He warns her against the ma
Clliuations hi' Mime one, anil says he soon expccts to go
to W a.-li mix ton in pet u major's i oinmission, alter whi' h
liia bu.-iiie?e' will rciju.i'e him lo bo in Iowa, and he expects
to l>e nioiu witn her.
la-tler dated January 5, ISO?, r.nd add'ereed "My dear
title Mollle," wherein ho say- tnat in the lowest eliainImt
ol In- heart there burns a lire lor thriec dear little
M"liie II' Ion*.* for the time when ho i an meet her and
lime a long interview with her.
letter oaleu Jimuary 1H, 1802, and addressed "Dear
Hi.lie- This letter indicates the. there lias been a rolstindcr-tariding
between the correspondents, and he says
licr requests .-hall bo all complied with, and he will return
wiiiiiev.-i articles he may have of her*. He says
nlie i an hum his h .:o|* if she ihooaes to do so. He adds,
In a |K MiM i l|pt ?"And ir in I Ills he the linale of our eu- [
Joy mint, Oh! my God, how bitter!" I
letter dated Sunday, Vf.rch 2, 1RC2, an I nddresscd ]
Ji'-ar little KoIJh , ' whor.-m tho writer relers to an inft'rvlew
in IIuilin^ioii, any savs he fuels ranch happier
al.erit. and longs to have It repeated. He doubts not
he also feel* belter sat ir lied.
I, iters iUiei| Sir,day, April 13, 1MI?. and addressed
"My dear girl, and !>? ? >mbcr 28, 1st,J, and addressed
'My dealest Mollle," wo.' alto read. ' lit "lie of these
the wviier speaks of li s early int?;nary W illi his conre poudeul
wh u t he was but twflve yearn o'd, and how
that ntumry ripened into love, and >n the otu< r he gives
In r adv i i w? lo her i ourse of conduct.
The last letter read was a short w\ dated Washing- ;
tun, Api I I'O ISKJ, addressed to e vr Utile Mo.'lie,"
and in whli h the writer says lie does not, know yet v.hat
liis prospect* lor a position are, aud he eatinot suppress a
feeling el' anxiety a- to those prospects.
Mi. lirau.ey announced that there were two other letters,
but he would not n ail them until a further sta^o of
Misn Louisa Devlin ma* ea-ied and sworn as a witness
for the def*'oi'e, and testified that in the spring of 1SS.'1
?4ie residcl in Chicago, and was in the tnulini '.V Bad
fancy goods bu siness; moved from Chicago in July, 1804,
t*i Janesville, Wi -nmsin; beeame acquainted with Miss
Mary Harris in March or Apr'l |s6*?, in Chicago; she told
m? she came io Chicago to loua lor a siination; I employed
her from May 1, 1883, and she resided with rue
until she came lo Wash nglon; she occupied the sumo
chamber and the same bed Willi me, and was a clerk in
my employ; during the llrst live or *sx months her
hi ulth was f.iod, aa w ' re al-o her temper and dispos tiou
durug that nine; she was *e y lively; she did not go into
pociely only lhat I was in; there were very fi w tiiai we
a.-sii' tatod with; 1 saw !ur. Ii ? oimhs twice at Miss Harris
hoaniing house, and once or twice at my More after
lie came into my employ: the llrst time I saw lutri was
at thi' iMwrdint; house, and bo came and a-ked for Miss
Mary llairis, and when he eiime to my store he asked for
her; 1 -aw tin in together at both plu en; I knew ahe r civcl
letters from him; I never had any conversation
with bun about her; 1 i "ad some ol' the letters from Mr.
Burroughs, and thereby became familiar with liis hnndwriting,
a change came over Mi. s Harris utter tho marriage
of linrro'igbs. in Ihoh; up to that time nhe was
rheeifut and kind; after she had received certain
anonymous letters, and after slie became certain that
Burroughs had written tin in, n change in her exhibited
ileelf, ami the became almost frantic, and scarcely knew
what she was dolrg or saying; the night she knew of
Iturrongb perfidy she commenced to cry, and con
tinned to cry day and ni^ht almost continually lor two
or three days, this condition ti led ninny weeks;
onietl rues the w?'. i id cry two or three days d'trlng the
Week .i?d never ceasing, and at interval for two or
tnree wecka; sometime* sue would rrv each night, awl
then thro.! or four time* n week ; about one month
fler thai I called in I?r. Fitch, of Chicago; ahe > l? |>t
i very littie, and Dr. Kiteh prrai ribed for her, and ordered
tiial she .should lie in bed and sleep late In 1 l>e
morning, one morning wh n It wan nearcely daylight
I woke up and saw lo r dm mg; I did not
drsturti tier, and when ehe wan dreai-cd ftw approached
me, and thinking 1 wat< sleeping stood otcr the
bed and Raid, "I have to leave you; but I am norn 1
have to leave youI put ti[i my hand* and caught her
around the neck, and uaked b> r what she wan going to
<lo, <ho aaid Ac wan gon* to havo a walk on tho lake
al.ore; nlie m-emed insensible, or rather, alio looked to
tut' <i if idi? did not know what dhc ww doing or saying;
i kept her In the room, and she mibsi qurntly came bio k
to i>ed; that win In the month ol Nov* ruber; ahortly
after that she came Into the yard one day w tti a large
window bruah, and, without any provoc tlnn ? hate' er,
lut my r *ier two or tliree Mine* over the head; one e\ en
tng ~?n wan not leellng very well, and ahe caught ho d
and held me by the w.uat; t a-ked her to let me to, i ut
ahe xlillnu d great Ktri nglh, and held me mi that I o mid
?ii i get away; 1 remember many Inataoiea when he
w ould bc. om<< excited and tear up lamk*. paper*, cl thing
or anytli ng ahe k.u d lay hi r hni.da on; a y< ?r ngo
I ixl. January the (I lan alli r n<> *lnter with a c i %*
tit# knife. we wet- ,.i iimner and nothing had been .said
lo ofleud Ml** Harn-, my , inter then made no r?
nark that I heard, but aha had often Mid lo me that
; liar rip vu rrairy, I |j, her by the
rl.ou'di'M lo previ-nt her milking my slater; alio thrn
t> - d I > leap out ol the wind,,* , I l, ?t io open the door
and let hi r go out, and I rent ay -,iter lo follow aid
look after her; ahe wandered unmnd the street*, and did
notf.ii any v.lirre partii ularly, b i hiWi|u mly went io
?h Tr-itiont Hon <e, and I had to , t a friend (Mr. Harris)
i h , In r home; hul she would i: it ? wiUi him,
feud ill night hlie nine home alone en one occasion one
0tf my slater oaioo lo vis.t me al Jane-", ilie, |,t ,,r f li
days iiefor Mlsa Harris emu" lo Warn, my'on, '?,y
wh milking a "Ilk patch work quilt and ?die ?H'H r|iow.
I>U' il io n , when Mi Harris t ok hold o it Mid begun
! ' (ear it; she did not ay anything while doing so, when
llaty wa? iu tlio-v excited oond tloha she did not k|k nk
much; on one occa ii i when tho wh e\< ited i took In r
ii her room, hiiiI . lie insisted upon being left out, uud I
m.iI, "l.et me out until I spread nil the preserve* i? ,,r
t! ? carpel , ' when thus exc.tcd. her Ireiigtll was trim II
(niter than ordinarily ; I could hold her myself Home.
t iiint: bui often, ifl dirt not ask lor aaslatance, I would
liavA to let hi rgo. I have seen Mr. tltirrouglia' hand
*?r ting often enough lo b- able to diatinguHh It [Wit
r>i w;i? h?r> abowna letter, and Mr Bradley nfft-red to
| I it In evidevee |
t'lirringu >. ohieited. rh the proper foundation bad
je- i i o laid h r ?> re | 'a n.
JIjv Mud |h? wit? ? winiJd Uv? to tlai* that
rrcngniitd the letter as one written by Mr. Burroughs.
WiUifiiu I li??? lit'Hrd uH ?Jie letters read in court Iwre
lid i i cogujito them as the same that were read to mo by
Htm Harris, and 111 at I have neon, aud thai 1 *** "?
formed wore written by Mr Burroughs. [ Ix'tier *h???r,.]
This letter us, I th.uk, in the handwriting ot Mr. "jutroughs.
Question by a juroi?You have nevei ?ee? wr. Burroughs
Witness-i have not.
Judge W> lie said the question of the admissibility of
evidence was for the Court to deckle. Tr*n jury most
judge of its weight und credibility. It >? ?ot nocossary
thut tin) wituess should liave seen the l*ffy write. She
Wan c osi|vtei)t to prove Lis band?T4t,nfi. if nho was familiar
with Ins correspondence. Thus, A correspondence
may lie had between parties sc|?rn?eil fyy the ocean, and
the correspondents may never have sertl euch other, yet
one is competent to prove the handwriting of the other,
because ho is familiar with his letters.
The letter was admitted, am! Ut Bradley read It, as
Chicago, August 1. 1883.
I)kak llou.m?1 nm again in town for a few days and
wish to see you. Drop nn- a uote to bo* 5,882, stating
where Iran see you. Vorytruly,
A. J. BURROUGHS. #
Examination of witneM continuid?I do nut recollect
whether I saw tlie letter uh soon us it wus received.
[Another letter and envelope were here shown witness.]
J -aw the letter the same flay Miss Harris received It; in
i. y ju Igment it is in the s une handwriting as that of tho
otiier letters on the table; three or Tour weeks before
Burroughs' marriage, auil after tho roception of tho letter
of August 7, he called at my store and spent an hour
?nd a half with Mary; Miss Harris had no interview with
him after that; tho stayed with me anil slept with me,
and e?u!d not have been away an hour without my
knowledge; I pow tho letter dated the 8th day of September;
I raw it the same day; Miss Harris brought it from
the Post Office, und after she had read it sho said to me,
"Who :n the world has written the like of this to mof"
I looked over the letter after she read it, nnd proposed to
answer it ray-elf; I first inquired what, kind of a house it
was, and after that I proposed to answer It; 1 wrote an
answer to tho letter. [Another letter, dated September
I., ?uu> Iiuv -uuwii miuess, arm *110 rocogmzca 11 aiBO 88
in the handwriting of Burroughs.)
The letters wore then read and offered In evidence.
Tl?cy are att follows:?
Chicago, Sept. 8, 1881.
Miss Molly H ?.kms, Chicago:?
U'- ar Moixt?I ntu aware that it is stopping somewhat
beyond the bounds of true propriety for a comparative
Btranger to address a nolo to a young lady requesting
her to meet him, bat my hopo is that you will excuse
the presumption and accede to my request. I have had
the pleasure of twins you several times, hut never have
had the honor or an introduction. Now, my dear Molly.
1 have tome things to say to you which I know you will
bo glad to hear, and 1 know of no better way to say
them than for you to meet me, say on Friday. September
II, at H4 Quincy slrent, at one and a half o'clock In the
afternoon. I aim perfectly well acquainted with the lady
who keeps the house, and I know tnat we can talk there
without interruption. You will perhaps have Koine hesitancy
incoming, but you need not have, as I can assure
you 'my sole motive in requesting the interview Is that
we may become acquainted, and that mutual friendship
may result from it. I am confident I can convince you
with a few words of conversation that my sole desire is
to be your friend, and I think a meeting would do us both
good. W ill you come? Do.
If yon would rather 1 would see yon at some other
place writo where and I will com" If you think it Improper
to mo. I me, I hope you will at luast answer this
note and state your objections. Vour friend,
J. P. GREENWOOD.
Obi cm go, Sept. 12, 1863.
Dkab Mi?s Mou.it?Your favor of Thursday was duly
received, and 1 was sorry to read that you* could not
com*: at the hour I appointed. Unfortunately, I had a
prov.ous bu incss engagement at half-past throe o'clock,
which is my excuse for not coming. My engagement
was of such a nature that it was almost impossible for
mo to neglect it 1 should have been most happy to
have seen you. I have been absent from the city since
Friday night: have just returned this evening, and I now
embrace the first le sure moment to say to you that I will
see you on Tuesday, at half )>ast two o'clock, at the
place formerly designated (04 Quincy street), provided it
is pcrf. ctly satisfactory to you. I am very anxious to
cultivate your acquaintance, which I think will result
to our mutual good, and I hope you will grant mo the
privilege of proving to you that I desire only to be your
I will here say 1 have had the pleasure of seeing you
severAtimcs, but nevor have had an introduction.
li ymi cannot eomc at the time I have appointed, please
say by note when you can come; or, If you prefer seeing
nte at some other place than 04 Quincy, if you will be
kind enough to state the timeand place, I will, if possible,
see you. Your Wend J. P. GREENWOOD.
Witness continued?I answered that letter, and mailed
the answer on tho 12ih; I first showed the direction to
the clerk at the Post Office, und told him to look |>arlicularly
at the man who called for it, so that he could describe
him to me, and also to notice his hands carefully; I
did I Ills in oider to identify him;l deposited the letter on
the l'Jth, and culled for the answer on the 14th; I wont
lirst to the I'ost office alone, and then returned, and Miss
Harrs went with me; the clerk said the man who culled
for the letter was of medium helchf. weloheil nlmnt nun
hundred nud soventy pounds, liml Mack hair and heavy
lilm k bind, black eyes, and a rather ptiimII ?Dd pretty
hand for a man of liis size; tbo clerk also described a |
ring on tlin man's finger, und Mary turned t< tne mid
sad, "That is* the ring I gave Mr. Burroughs;" wo
showed the clerk a photograph of Mr. Burroughs,
after ho had described the man, und after he
had looked at it lie ||y<t said it was the Fame, hut
afterwards, mid the beard of thi man in the picture wan
higher onfthe tare than the man who eame here wore it;
b'i .-aid he eould speak morn accural* ly if the man who
called had been dressed in the .same clothes so tho plioto^ruph
represented. Burroughs was In cltisen's dress,
and the photograph represent* a man In military uniform.
LrhMaflwh lu re shown] This is Mm photograph
oi Burroughs; 1 have seen him In uniform ; utter
the iulerview at tho i'ost ollire we wi'nt homo; the eff ct
it produced upon Msrv was that she became very much
oxcit' <1, and said tsho never thought Mr. Burroughs
would be Mich a rascal; on Monday, 14th, I called on
Bev. I>r. Burroughs to find out if his brother, A. J. Bur
rough.", vas in town; when Mivs Harris learned ho
had been in town -lie was more eoiil'.ilent than over thut
it was he who wrote iho letters, and laid sh1 w mid go
the ie\i day and return his likeness and all his letters to
the iter. l)r. Burroughs, and let him know what a great
nscai his brother wus; she left my house and took all
her letters, arid was gone about two hours, and when sho
returned she brought hack all the letters, und said rhe
showed the anonymous letters (ineamnv those signed
tiiccnwood) to l?r Hurroughs, and he trh'd to make Iter
believetb.it his brother had not written them, and that,
be had such a strange manner and Ins hai.it trembled so
thai he thought there was sotno pint between them,
and did not leave the lett rs This was on the 16th of
September, and a- Mary wus coming out home she saw
Burroughs in a <nr going into the city, and he put bin
head o.tt of i he car window end talked at her. My
>i ter and .Mary went out to make inquiries to estabii-li
the identity of the party before she called i.|hui
fir Burroughs; Dr. Burroughs said his brother was in
I bicago for some time, hut was not there on the
8th of sptemlier, and hr.d left Chi-ago two days
belorc; the change iti Miss Harris' manner mid disposition
began about this time, I -aw a pistol in the
possession ?if Miss Harris iome time last fall; the way
I fouud it out, I asked her what she had done with
some Ilium) she l ad; at 11 rat she did not toll, but
aiterwards said lie had bought something; a few day*
allerwari she showed me the pistol, and mi id that was
what the had done with the money; I asked her why she
earned a pistol, and -he said she was not the only lady
in Chh;?i|;o who did so, and shortly afterwards she said
she believed the Bev. Dr. Burroughs and Ills brother had
some plot, against her; she mid the plot was to pick her
oil the tr et ..lid inn off with her. and take h> r where
she would never be seen; 1 saw powder and cartinlges,
l> >t never saw- Mi*s Harris prn line with the pistol; 1 d d
not know whether sho eould loud it or not; horse No. 04
yi.mej street i between Adam" and Monroe streets; it
Is a small street, or alley; I made Inquiries as to the
reputation u! the house, and a-certained and told Miss
Bairn that it was one of llio worst assignation houses in
The court here took a recess, awl upon reassemblirg,
the witness, XI.-s l.ouisa Hvivlin, was craes examined by
Mr. W ilson. In answer to questions propouml'd. she
testified to fuels as testified In In the examination in
chief, and the following additional testimony w.ot
elicited, vi*;?I resided in Baltimore nine year- liefore
koiiii! to i li eauo . prior to that time I resided in I re la ml.
1 wi ?t to Chicago hi 18U3, in March, nml one *l?ler,
named Jane, went with me; my place of Mnciw in
Cbua^own* No. Ihfl Clarke atreet, aco I lM*nlid?n
Monroe street, the fourth door from Clarke; 1 met with
Mi-( H.irru at the laiardiiig houi-e, an<l ?i? introduced
to lier hy the lady who kepi It, Mr* Larey; I took
Ml** Harris in my employ on the l"t or May; Mi.-a
Ilurria anil I contiutieil to board at the *aru?
place, she hail no partli lar foetid* that I know ol,
< x< i:pt a li'w ai ifiiniiitaiicca ahe foimed in the
hon*e; her temper and di*po*ltlon who Rood;
( he dl?l not rend much of anything but new*papers
*he attended church regularly, hiiiI I attended
hi the Mime church. we wont wh Sunday, aud aometimea
two or three timet a day on Sunday , Mi** Herri*
I Mil no Ix'aux or admirera except Mr llurrougha; *he
went to the theatre n few time* during the year with
eoine Of her Irn ihIf I nun llurllii|(toii; tome of ihi'in
wi re youii|( gi ntlenn n. I have hen Introduced to them,
hul do not remember their num'f; aowetlmca I went with
her to the theatre, Ml * Harrla'a di*poaitlon wa* ii"< d,
and she showed no ill temper and did not give way to
haety n mark"; 1 do tiot rtvi llc l of her be ng nnw< II hut
once, when she ha I e wore Ihr at; her ill health did t ot
seem to allcct her splrtis; she wna alway* the isAcfn in
the 1st of Muy til 11 she r? caved that lirst letter; 1
In aid her tin nl on the mimi ol Mr Burroughs, and acid
she win- uolnv to he married to h m In .luly; *he recant
iliin ninny time* and 'Xppaned greet rognrd lor Mr
Din rough*; I have read e good nuiny of Mr. lluirouv lf'
letlera, ann liave hi aid her read ell that have been retid
in court lo ilny.
Witness then proceeded to *peak of (he vlails of Mr.
Hum ghs to the boarding house and * her atore, aid
said that (he flrat t.rne hr called et her a'ore waa in tho
aummer, and the second time was Ave or *lx week* Inform
the not he of htR marriage waa published WI tow a
wn > not present at nil the time of the liut interview, hut
waa In v i*w ail the time, lie waa dre-ed in uniform.
There worn oilier pnrtlea in the store, hut none of wllni'aa'
family, ejeept her alater. Wltneea doee not know
what day the lettirof (he 1 t of August war brought lo
the store. Hhe did Dot see It till a few deya after. Mi a
Harris n*ked wline** where aim could ee Hurronghs.
W linen* told her alie Could see him at the lioarding house
or at the atore Mic did not nee hlin,/or he wild he
called aud knocked at th?' door, but could not get In.
The witMcea mado substantially (he same statement
relative lo the reception of the letters of the Mb and
litli Septi n'her that alie had made In her examination
in chief, and .mld ahe waa *atlsflcd they wi re in Mr Bur
roughs' ii indwrttlng, for the heading of the letter, tlie
word "Chicago,'' looked like hie.
At till* tttc of proceeding! there waa con?iderable
wrnnglm* of couriM'l an to the mlmlai-ibllily of ccrtain
evidence respecting the handwriting of Mr Rarmuglia,
Which waa litiall> brought to a aummary ioii' lusioa, aa
Mr Cinlnilon waa ulKutt lo *r**k aga'n upon the
Kni, alien Ji.dge ft/He rdcift iiiui M> Ml hi* mat.
JEW YORK HERALD, TH
*r.. CtrrinxtoD remained standing, aud the Court oiRin
ordered hun to his neat, and Sir. Oarrin'ton u*k>'<l, "Hxs
, Vour Honor any right to or!or mo to take my seal?"
Several luwyetn silting ueur by told tiim the Court ccrtaiuly
had that right, aud told him to sit down. Judgo
Wylle, r ii<ing from hta neat, asked, "la the Marnhal in the
room?" Mr Carrington then took his neat, and the
examination of the witness was runumed.
After further testimony an to tho mental condition of
Mtes Harris, the court adjourned to Wednesday morning.
Washington, July 12,1865.
The court was opened at ten o'clock by the crier, and
the jury were called by Mr. Mlddleton, the clerk. The
room wan densely crowded long before the opening of
the court. Each day the crowd grows larger aud larger.
At half-past ten o'clock Miss Harris entered the court
room, leaning on the ann of Mr. Bradley, and accompanied
by her lady friend?, Mrs. Abbey and the Misses
Two of the jurors, who are in business In the city, requested
permission to look ut tbo quotation of the Haitimore
markets. There being no objection, it was ordered
that the quotations be rut from the papers and given to
the jurore. One juror was allowed to confer with a
friend, and one was allowed to receive a letter from bis
M188 LOUISA DBTMN RECALLED.
After the receipt of the assignation lottors wltnesB
observed a great change in Miss Harris; her flesh had
fallen away, and she looked very bud.
TESTIMONY OF MI88 JANE IHtVLIN.
Miss Jane Devlin, having been sworn, testified that
she was a sister of the former witness; hail resided with
her in Chicago; became acquainted with Miss Harris in
Chicago, on the 20th day of March, 1868; was introduced
to her by the ludy who kept the boarding house;
she had been with witness ull the time since except two
weeks, whon witness was in the country; was employed
by witness and her sister in May, 186H; ut that time her
health was good, and she was of a cheerful disposition; on
the Monday aft"r Miss Harris came to the boarding house
witness saw Mr. Burroughs, who came to see It Irs Harris;
saw hlni the next evening: he and Miss Harri-" were
sitting on the sola at the boarding house: Miss Harris
was sitting In his lap, and he was twisting her curls
nround his fingers; the next time witness saw them wits
at the door of th? boarding house; Miss Harris had a
cold, and had a ifmwl around her; he pulled it nround
her neck, and told tier to take eoed care of herself; witness
saw him twice after that at the store; about live
weeks after witness saw him at the store the first
anonymous letter was received; witness had seen
several letters written to Miss Harris by Burroughs;
witness thought the' Imters signed "J. P. Greenwood"
were in the handwriting of Burroughs; flrst saw the
letter in the hands of Miss Harris; witness'sister was
present and read the letter and said she would answer
It; there was nothing said thon as to whom the author
was; we had no suspicion who it was; witness saw the
second letter of September 12, 1863, with Miss Hii;tIs;
saw it at the store on Monday; don't remember the day
of the month; wltnesa' sister asked Miss Harris to go to
the Post Office with her to ascertain who called for the
answer to the former letter; a few days afterwards Miss
Harris told witness that she had found out who wrote
the letters?"It was Burroughs;" witness went to No. 94
Quincv street with Miss Harris and rang the bell; a
ladv camo to the door; askod her if a gentleman had
called on tlie Monday boforo to meet a lady thore; she
mid " Yes, he carno about noon and remained several
hoirs, but the lady did not come;" Blie said the
gentleman had told her the lady lived on Clnrke street,
and her name was Miss Harris; he Raid she n<'cd not
answer the bell; he would go to the door when h saw
the lady coming; witnesn asked the lady to describe the
man who called; she suid ho was a man of medium size,
black hair and beard and bright eyes; she said he told
her he used to belong to Chicago, but he was now engaged
in government business in Washington; witness
a?kcd her to call at the store and they would show her a
picture; two or three evenings ufterwards the lady culled;
Miss Harris showed her the picture of Mr. Burroughs
(witness here identified the picture); Miss Harris was
very much excited, and said, " Oh, that was Mr. Burroughs?lie
has cruelly wrongod me, and taken me
from my home;" when the picture was exhibited
to the womnn at the store, she looked at it lor
gome minutes and said that certainly was the person
who called on Friday; about that time witness
saw Mr. Burroughs coining from the direction of the
Post Office and get in a car; after receiving those letters
her health became very poor, and she was thin and very
pain; about the latter part of September, 1863, witness
saw Miss Harris come from the yirrd with a window
brush ami struck witness several times with it, for no
cause whatever; witness remembered she was very much
excited on several occasions; witness occupied the same
chamber with her; Miss Harris slept very little and
would cry all night; witness spoke to her about crying
and ke 'ping her awake; on several occasions Miss llnrr s
got up and went in the next r<>orn and lay on the, floor
with nothing but her night clothes on, and no fire in the
room; this was in January; on anoilier occasion Miss
Harris had a letter in her hand; sho asked witness if she
wanted to read a fine letter; witness replied, "I don't
want to hear anything more about such a mean, contemptible
fellow;" she then got a carving knife to nttnek
witness, and witness ran; when witness returned to the
room the accusal ran out of the house and down the
street, to the Tr mont nor.se, and would not. come homo
until night; *he would frequently sit with her c ye fixed
on something for nearly an hour; on one occasion, about
a week l>efor.' Miss Harris started for Washington, a sister
came to visit witness; she hnd a silk qu'lt which sho
was showing accused; got the (|iiilt and would havo torn
it up had they not taken it from her.
Cross examined?Witness did not know tho nge of
Miss Harris; heard sho was twenty une year* of age; it
was in the parlor that witness saw I'm roughs conversing
with Miss Harris; In September, lfC, witness saw Mr.
Hurro' ghs getting in a ear on the corner of Stale and
Monroe 'treefs; wtness ne\er had an introduction to Mr
Burroughs; It was about the time that the letters signed
Green woed were received; it was a day or two after tho
receipt of the second letter that wituess heard of Burroughs'
marriage; w'tnovs ex| r v d no opinion ns to
who wrote the letters until It was proven bv tho woman
who kept the house oil Qulncy street; witness rem emit
rs raying, when she saw the letter . that the writing
looked much like Burroughs' jwltnn--' learned the eIuiracier
of the lunoe from a detective nl(ir?i ; witness knew
It could not lie a good house, from the fart that it was on
Quiney street; no gentlemen friends went with thein
to the ho-ise; witness saw sev tbI girls at the
house; after witness w*nt home the said she was
certain the man was Burroughs; wh(n w-.tness tirst saw
Miss Hams she had an excellent diBpot;.liou; when Miss
H. made the attacks on witness, witness sa il she was
crazy, and she would forvive her for anytlnug she micht
do: witness was engaged ill hnrtnes r with her sister;
Miss Hotris wus in tin ir employ; u.tir receiving the
letters she was ?ad and cared nothin.' for *oclety; she
t' hi witness all about the eug 'teinent betwicn lu r and
Burroughs; heard her say 'he would sue him for breach
of promts" of marriage; witness advised her to drop it,
and not let on that sh>' heard he w.ts living; witness
never knew her to rcieivc any attention from anyone
but Mr. Burroughs; never knew her to receive lett'ni
from any other entleie.an; when she left she told wit
ihe wita e?in.' to Washington; *hc sad hhc wan
going there to sue BurTon li lor lirench of pr< tniso of
marriage; she told Hilars* the would return very ioon;
ber place was to l> left open, it.il she whs to rr Kitn>?- In r
position In the eslnblishm< nt of witness; hud heard l|er
sister often vny, '-drop the manor, and have noth ng (<>
do witti it."
Uy Mr IUmhtkt?WMnfs knew tho character of
Quincy street; nvh< n witless and ' ft* Harri- wont to Ihn
bonne they stood nt i lie door, nnd did tl<>t go |ii i ne house;
they had no mtilc friend they could r.-?ll upon to go
there; hnd nu\er seen tho woman of the hotii-o before or
fcince, exaopt the t me she l ulled at the atore.
By Mr. Wi khi?Witness did not know the name of
the witness ?ho kept the liou.e.
CHAKI.KH AHTHl'R SKNOSTAt'K KKCA t.l.Kl) F?M ll|tMMOB.
The rlnek at the Trens-ury, in the hall, sits acolnvt a
case nnd mur the wall; w.inesg saw lint-roughs corning
down the steps, leaning on the rail; a gent Ionian had hold
of him; wltnes carried Mis* Harris Into the room on tho
Month Hide of the hall; when Witney took Miss Harris to
the room he did not take notice which way she was
look lug; ?he eon Id have wen Btirroncha if sho
had looke<t that wny; she wes perfectly qn et,
and her \ell was down; roitld not see her face;
witneas did not nee her tum lier head toward.* Burroughs;
the ac< usi d was calm and showed no great excitement
until 5he got to the room; there wn* * pillar between us
atid the body, hut alio could hn-c e< n It by moving
aside a little; ?he wanted tne to get her to the room u
soon a* possible, an 11 great crowd was collected.
TK-TIMONY or MK. JOKKPH ft. BKADt.BV.
Witnes* first raw Miss Harris the that day alter lier
imprisonment; ??< applied to to take charge of tho
case; at first rotated, but subsequently bcrame her counsel;
up to tne latter jwrt of Fi ternary hnd seen her hut
two or three ttmcn; for many ye'nra hud mado one
species of insanity a matter of study, and
tiiia induced him to take charge of the case;
did not see her fr<qnontly until the 2fiih of April; In tho
meantime she had had a very violent attack of oryflpeIns
in the head; she has been Imprisoned since the .'turli
day of January, during her attack of ervsipeia* witness,
having suflered with It himself, saw her frco' ently;
since the 2Ath of April witness had made notes of a'l if a
facta occurrng; In the latter part of Murch foui.d hi n
soino excitement; she desired to talk about Mr. H>.rrotigha;
some one had sent her an account of a 11 x
of spirit rappers held in Boston: in thin It ?? s it<d
that the spirit of Mr. Burrough' had been Invoked ntd
certain questions answered ; felt her pulse; it wns a hnndrud
nnd ton; the buck part, of the head wa* warm at d
tho hands cold: the pupil of the eye dilahd
and the eye exhibited great excitement; on the
2fith of April witness found her bathing hi r
head with a handkerchief wet with bay rum and
water; it was a cold day; tho wit dow wu o|ion; witness
ahe allowed m perfect insensibility to that rolil air, which
wliniM could nut bear, though ho waa wrapped up; her
pulae uiie hundred and twenty; tho back of bar head
waa hot, n<>twithidandiug the cold air; li?r eye wu* ilxod
on in niiey, i ho said clip wiut thinking over the evenlft
ol iho p;ist two yrar? of her I If o; she mid, "Mr Bradley,
do yo think I am a Imd girl? they my I have killed Burroil*ho.
but I mnnot rallze It?I cannot think ?o;" witnew
talked with her a abort time and brought tear* to
bi r even, and ^he wan relieved; alio apoke of the suffering
hh" had endured during her whole life; paid she hud
never ?roi,ge<l any one; ahe would do anything In the
world for those who loved licr; ahe had prayed long and
eariiintly, mid ahe kn?w that (lod would forgive
her; wiineaa continued to vialt Mist* Harris
very frequently, aud obtained a complete hlatory
of her life; alio haa a high degree of
feiralc pride, itlthough ahe hag not received the advantage
<>f nn i arly education; ahe haa Improved and haa a
good Intellect , she never ejiproaeod any dislike for any
one except the brother of the deceased; ahe writea a
bnauliriil note and lapidly; ahe gave wit new a fall bin
U?ry of her acquaintance wifb Burroughs; <>nthc'i2d of
m.iif imiIIi erf that the white parf "f hereye waa DM clear,
.? wItAcu entered ihe rwm <d?e ^.et h ut. wilnces tar- ,
ORSDAY, JULY 13, I860.
ried to her some *rtr?lee of apparel which hia wlfa had
purchased for her; witnWj sat down near the window;
ahe advancod rapidly tov ards witness; saying. "I won't
atay here any longer; I am going out now. I want TO" to
lake mo;" witness wid, "Look at the ban;" ahe aald,
"Ban! what are hasu to met I have a will;" witness
aald, "8lt down oad ten me all about it;" her hair was
deranged and the pupil of the eya waa dilated,
tho temples were cold, the top of the head very
hot: witness then took her hand and told her to
ait down sad tell him all about it; ahe said, " Mr. Bradley,
I can't stand this with the bad men In the prison,
swearing and hallooing;" she said, "let them toko me
out and hang me;" sho then said in a pitiful tone, >'lfr.
Bradley, do you think mo a very bad girl ? Do you
think Mrs. Burroughs hates mo?" After a pause she
said, " I did love him: does she hate ma? He don't lovo
her as he d'd me, I know he don't." Witness then told
her she must do as lie advised. " I am your friend;" she
said, " Have I uny friends?" Witness replied, "Yes, you
have many friends;" the next morning witness went
to the jail; saw the accused; her pulso was one hundred
and ten ami her hands cold; she then referred to an account
published by a newspaper reporter in which something
was said against her purity and the successful attempts
of Burroughs; she said, "I have something to tell
you, but I can't remember;" then she said, "oh, it Is
about that article about me published in the Chronicle;'*
she got the paper from her trunk and showed it to
witness; on Tuesday, the 20tli of May, witness saw her
again; die asked about the trial, and asked If the inan
who came with Milburn and who wrote the article In tho
Chronicle would bo a witness; she told witness of the
pranks she used to play and said, "You ought to have
seen mo then, Mr. Bradley; I was a fat girl, weighed
a hundred and sixteen pounds, and so happy; Mr.
Bradley, do vou think I am a very bad girl?
will God forgive me ? Oh, I know 1 have dono
wrong; I did love Burroughs so much!" VlitH088
had started to voine away, when she said,
"Oh, don't go yet; I have something to
tell you; Mrs. Abbey has been here, Mr. Bradley, and
she says Mrs. Burroughs is in Chicago, and has a littlo
child, Burroughs'child; Mr Bradley, I want you to go
with me and see that child; oh, how I do love it; I do
want to kiss it;" Mrs. Abbey said Mr*. Burroughs did not
bate me; on the rooming of the 20th of June she said
she could not sleep; Dr. Young had prescribed porter,
and that made her sleep, though she had such horrid
dreams that lier Bleep was not refreshing; witness was
examining Burroughs' letters with her when she
said, looking at one of the letters, "Yes, that wai tlio
way he taught me to bellnvo he was so good;" witness
thought that generally she had a sound and good nund,
though in c rtain physical conditions of the system her
mind was sa far affected, not by nervous affection alone,
I but by a certain moral cause, that when a fact or subj
stance connected with these moral causcB Is suddenly
prosented to hor mind during this state of excitement,
she is incapable of thinking and acting in
regard to that subject with reason or discretion,
and that the is subject to certain Impulses
which control her will in relation to that subject
and that iR what witness thought to bo paroxismal insanity
from moral cause"; witness said he wum not an expert,
but bad s<>cu and had some experience in cases of
violent hysteria and insanity; as far back as twenty
years ago he be an to study that subject; her cose is not
u case of hysteria, but the affection, whatever it may be,
proceeds from physical and moral causes, combined;
there was but one subject which seemed to disturb the
balanie of her mind?Hint was her relations to
Burroughs In Ills lifetime, and whenever any reference
was made to his widow or his family; witness thought it
proper to state that he did not communicate to M'ss
, Harris, nor did he think any one else did, the character
I of the offence or the nature of the dofence, till after the
jury was sworn; she was then overcome; the character
of the offence she did not scum to appreciate before;
witness meant to say she did not understand the con
i sequence, nor had she any conception of the nature of
the defence tho counsel were set tine up; when she
I whs told she said she would rather have died than
to have such a defence; she said ''do you think I am insane,
Mr. Bradley T" witness replied "no, only under
certain circumstances;" witness thought that Burroughs
wan the subject of the moral affections of Miss Harris;
i it would be very difficult to say what would have been
I tho effect produced on her mind to have met Burroughs
i If laboring under the trouble or a deranged svs|
tern; the offect would be uncontrollable by
hnrsolf and arise from impulse; It may have
j been that she would have met hira with tenderness
ami affection or she might meet him with fierceness; he
I had frequently seen licr in such moods.
j Cross examined?Witness bad been engaged in four or
| five criminal cases of tlrs character and b ven or eight
' civil cases; the ca?e of Buy, tried in this court some tiino
?<!0, if tho facts proved in that casn wore true the insanity
bore some resemblance to this; never knew her
excitable condition to lust over two hour-" whil witness
was with her; directly after reading ono of the letters on
this trial witness noticed tliut she was very nervous: telt
lo r pulse and found had gone up to one hundred; to- j
] day she was so nervous Hint she cnnld not stand; witness j
had befn struck with the amiability of ber disposition I
TKSTIMONY OF ROBKKT BWAJ.B.
RoVrt Iloulc, warden of I ho Jail, testified thai he *irw
Mies Harris on the morning aft r her imprisonment;
witness went up to her room in the morning; the door
of her room wns open; she had her baek to witness unrt
did not nee him; witncsH heard her say to herself:?"I
would not have killed lilin for the world; 1 loved him,
nnd would have died for him, tho :gh he would have
THSTIMONY OK MISS ANNA M. Wll.l.Has.
Mi?nAnnaM. William" testified that she resided in
Italtlmoreon the 30th of January ; resided at 14a J.ex- '
iri'jton tri nt, Baltimore; made the u< qualntanco of MI-?
Hcrr.s about three weeks previoup to that; alic told witii'-bh
she was coming to Washing*'n and would ret: rn
t!.e same day; on the Saturday before the murder
the gavo witnesH the history of her life; on Sunday
I night they remained >n the iiarlor until ten o'clock: on
both Saturday nnd Hiinday nights witness went to sleep
i and left her awake until a very late hour; she was tlxing
I some of *'r. Burro .ghu' letters, say.tig she cos going to
|>ot tliiim in ih't hand" or ,1 lawyer io Washington for the
i piirpoKO of bringing nuit against Burroughs for broach of
| promise; wltne-s left her arranging the letters oil HunI
day night; witness and Miss Harris had made
nrranj.'i ment* to < o and hear a lecture by |
| Henry r/ard Meeclier, on Monday evetjing, alter ,
( she (Mi>-h Harris) returned tnin Washington; |
I she was to return in the three or hall'-past f<?nr o'clock i
I train; Ml*x Harris letf two letters under her pillow when
' she left Haiti more; Miss Harr k had a return ticket; witn ss
| win the ticket; on Saturday was tlie first witness heard
ofiier Intention to visit Washington ; the (Irvt t hut witness
ever lieanl of Mr. Burroughs was on Saturday before the
homicide; she had an idea of coming to Wellington a i
week |:r Vioufl, hut was taken sick, and could not ,
come; she tiild site was going to enter Mill j
agaiiiHl Mr. Burroughs, as the people iuul i
Bisiken of her in rtftlier ?n Indelicate manner, on nc. i
count o>* her long intimacy with liitu: she did not want i
j tor-cove, anylhni' she onty wanted the people of the j
i West to know thai she w?- not the rteatnre they sup- j
posed her to lie; she said the object of In r viHiting i
' Washington was tn Ik1 certain thai Iturrouirtis wu in the i
! city; witne- w a* Introduced to her the same evening j
(lint flu- armed in ?*nlt<im<n>; l- Fleming was flu pro
|ni inss i>r the bonne; Mis' Harris pad witm sa u few
cxtr&cl* Iroiu sotno ol the letter*.
TBHTIMONV (II WM. II. BIIOWN.
I Win. IT Hrown -nid he ## In the Treasury
I l>epartment on the "Oih of January; wa? about lire fort
I in front <)!' Mr. Hurroiighs when tl'io lif t .shot was flr<Ml; j
' v?. about thirty feet from the iiersou who Bred the shot;
lid no* (t III |i iron btftfl thi li-l dhol WM lldj
nitnif1 turned around mid ?i? her standing In the coDtre
of the hall.
Ctws i xiimined- When witne r benrd thr shot lie I
turned ar um! and aaw Mie lady standing in Hie .
' centre of th<- hull In the act of cockins 1
! a pistol; witness did not knmv who it waa lie was ;
i shooting at, it" witness mid Mr. nurroitghs were Ihr only i
: two hi fninl of her; wiine-- ran down stairs; tln-to |
j wero snmc person* behind thr ladjr, hot none near 't
enough to prevent her llrinc; willies'- did not see th '
I position of the party when ine first shot wa? lired; alte
' waa -landing iu the art of cocking the pistol; Hiirioiiihs
I had then passed by witness; when the sec >nd shot w as
llred Burroughs waa standing to the left of witness.
1RSTIMONV or IlK. Ml lloLS',
Hr. C. H. Nichols. Superintend ni of the Government. 1
Hospital for the Insane, examined by Mr. Voorhocs?Mail I
been Siiperintondi-nt of the asylum nearly thirteen
years: hud praetis d medicine twenty two years; had
mailo the subject of the mind a s|m nality for eighteen
y< ars; w iti < sh, at the request of two gentlemen Interested
In Miss Harris visited her iu Jail alKiul th < latter
part of K' liruary or lr>t of March; wlin? us saw her nlKiut
five times; witness had heard all the testimony bearing
upon hiT mental and bodily health; from the knowledge
of th lacts In the caa? witness iiad prcpireii a written
statement, giving his opinion of the ease.
Mr. Wilson objected. The iomt o\erruled the objee- i
Witness resumed?Miss Harris' hrmin and nervous
system are large and active; her nervous temperatneut
strongly predominate*: her chameter waa such aa to
attra> t the attention of a large number of ladies and
gentlemen who loved and respected her for her high and
honorable disposition aa a good and virtuous girl; at the
requestor two pentlemen. neither of whom have been
present during the trial or, so (ar as I know. In any way
rinnertrd with It, I visited Mis* R.irris in Iter room in the
Juli four or five t inea, and conversed with her with a
view to osccrtain her mental and physical rondltion ; I
believe I have heard all the evidem-e bearing upon her
m?ntnl and bodllr health which has been given before
this court since Saturday morning; frmn my personal
observation of MIm Harrip, made as stated, anil ssumInn
the testimony under oath, relating to the state of
her mind, lo which I have listened. to to
true, 1 mn led to the r<>ll<?w lug ma lus on* ? M^s llaty
Harris brain and nervous s>s'<-m nrr Irife nn<l active;
the nervoua teinpeiarucnt larsely predominates over tl.e
ot*ier temperaments of physiologists; It appears Ihst fI e
has been aflecied with painful (lymenorhHca from M e
autumn of 1M3 to uear the present limn; h r mental faculties
arc stronger nod mors active than the average of
women; her : iii|ht Is lnwlily sensitive and spirited, hut
kind ami placable; she hm not (njoyed ttio advantages
of mm h moral or menial traili ng, her character ?as
that of an uncommonly sprightly and cneauing
irlrl, who had nttraded the notice and retard of nlghly
respectable gentlemen and ladles In Uurl.ngton, low*, who
esteemed her for hur Intelligence, honorable ambition
and virtue; both her physical constitution and health,
and her mental and moral conatllutton ere such a* to
render her unusually susceptible to either a physical or
moral cause of Infinity - nl><> haa been exposed at the
same l:ine to the physical and moral sgencio? which frequently
came mental deian^cment, ami these to who-e
effect (.lie was |>e<ulinrly susceptible?tirat, painful dysmenorrhea;
second, dlsippnlnment In love; the sudden
and unexpected breaking; off a long continued engagement
or marriage tn a manner best calculated to deeply
wound the sensibilities of a nervous, proud and virtuous
young woman and to disturb l>er reason; from the moment
of this disappointment In love, this great shock to
her great moral sensibilities, there was a material change
In her spirits and health, and she at times exhibited arts
of insane violonce; she was unquestionably insane at
times during the period between the disappointment and
the homicide, the circumstances attending the homicide
by her are lietter explained by the assumption that II
was an sol of insanity than that It was an act of malice
or revenge; thastaleof her bodv and mind since the
homicide is calculated to corroborate the theory that
U.? je la a cvaiinuid morbid nuceptlbillt? to mental <U* I
t ^ r r i i_i __ i_
turbance, and that Um homiclda waa mi act of 't""?
By Mr. Voorbeea?At hia flrat Interview with the
priaoner, witness waa lmpreaaad with the conviction not
only of her virtue and truthfulness, but alao with her
uncommon candor: at the flrat Interview he waa inclined
to doubt her insanity; the idea oecured to him, but be
did not know how, that the insanity waa connected with
her menstrual periods; she stated to witneaa that she
waa unwell at the time of the homicide, and Ue was so
impruaaed with her womanly delicacy that, inatead
of asking the queetion, he wrote It upon a
card, and she replied In a similar manner that she
was unwell; this Is in women a frequent cause of mental
disturbance, and Increases according to the ausceptibility
of other causes, moral or physical; in answer to a question
the witness stated that Initane people ordinarily
reason correctly on all subjects but one, either one individual
subject or one class of subjects; witness had
treated cases of occasional Insanity, known to the profession
as paroxysmal Insanity or paroxysmal mania, and
they were generally caused by a morbid mental seuslblllty
; witness did not consider the knowledge of
right and wrong, In the abstract, as a test
of Insanity, nor even tho knowledge of right
or wrong as the test of any criminal act;
the term an "Insane impulse" was understood by the
profession to be when an individual was impelled in consequence
of a disease of the brain, suddenly to commit
an act which ho is unable to restrain himself from committing;
in some instances I he re in a consciousness of
tho nature of the act; but in most instances there Is not;
a bitter disappointment Is a frequent cause of insanity;
(liHanrhiinLmeiit in Inva Ih a mitre frnniiont cause of in
tuimty In fomales than in men; continued thought upon
upon a subject of bereavement gives rise to general insanity
in females; but, in cases of continued excitoment,
is least calculated to exasperate a disordered brain.
The court here adjourned till ten o'clock to-morrow.
BROOKLYN CITY NEWS.
Important Sale or Govkhnmi.nt Vkhsflh?Srmrren Bidding
and Hioii I'hiceh.?At twelve o'clock noon yesterday
an auction salo of thirty government vowels took
piace, by order of the Navy Department, in front of tho
Lyceum, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A large number
of buyers were present, and the bidding was unusually
spirited. Tho prioos realised wore far in advaneo of any
previous side. The terms of tho sale were announced by j
the auctioneer, Mr. Jones, which were twenty per cent
of the purchase money on the day of sale, and the balunco
within six days, wlwn tho vessels must be removed
from tho yard.
Tho bark Uemsbok, length 141 feet, breadth 30 feet 3
inches, was bought by Hinith ti Co. for $20,f>00.
Bark Pursuit, about tho same dimensions as tho former,
w?s knocked down to A. Holbrook at $16,800.
The propeller Mount Vernon was next offered, and was
FtKrted at $10,000, hut speedily run up to $3H,000. B.
Finch, agent, was the purchaser.
The propeller Berbery was bought by Captain Bockwan,
after a spirited contest, lor $10,250.
The propeller Zouave, Do feet lon?, with two engines
and 18-inch cylinders, was bought by M. O. Bobcrts for
Tho little propeller Unit was bought by C. & E. J.
Peters for $6,750.
The propeller Belle, tho samn size and class as tho
Unit, was bought by Cozzeus k Co., for $8,000.
Tho propeller Epsilon, nearly a similar vessel to tho
two former ones, was bought by C. & E. J. Peters for i
Tho propeller Flambeau, which was described as being
a first class vessel, was next put up, and th bidding was
so rapid that the auctioneer found it difficult to receive j
the bids. She was finally knocked down to Georg? Gris- j
wold for $48 500.
The profiler Lilac was bought by H. B. Farrlngton for |
Tho propeller Young America was bought by F. D. .
Stevens for $7,500.
The prop ller Glaucus, 203 foot long and in lino condi- J
tlon, was bought, after a spirited contest, by John lien- i
dorson for $62,000.
The propeller Gov. Buckingham, nearly new, was purchased
by J. O'Donohnfi for $.'iH,000,
Tl.rt nmn^llrtr Iticnnnin wiim hmirrltf. hv I.omiifl Hlir. !
roughs fur $22,500.
Tho propeller Wyandotte was bought by Whitney &
Hathaway lor $10,600.
The sldowhcel steumer lsonomia, bought by C. C. & H.
M. Fuller ft Co., broavbt $63,000.
Tho sidiwheel steamer Commodore Morrli wns purchased
by the Union Ferry Company for $22,000.
.The sldowhecl steamer Magnolia, said to be one of the
fastest vessels in tho serv ce, waa purchased by N. L. k
U. Oriswold, for $45,000. !t will lie remembered that
this is the vessel thru, was no fortunate as to capture the
celebrated blockade runner Memphis and that evont was
mainly due to a very singular circumstance. It appuurs
that after the Magnolia was ready to sail, it wan found |
that a paper of tacka were required for Home purpose, i
and tho vessel was detained one day, which threw her I
directly on tho track of tho M mphls, else that famous |
rebel tridaermight have succored in making several
other successful trips.
. The sidowheol steamer Shokoknm was bought by Mr. ,
Stewart, for $-0,600.
The s.dewheel stonroer Commodore Hull was bought by I
J. O. Donohue, at $18,000.
The screw steamer Daylight was bought by Captain
'William Roblnso*, at $21,000.
Tho screw steamer Neptune, n vessel of the same class
as the Uluncus, was bought by Mr. Henderson, at $07,000. j
This was the last of the vessels lying at the Ntivy Yard, ;
except two, the propel lorn Saiiron and tlnton, which
were withdrawn, and tho following vessels, now lying at
the Krio basin, Bed Hook, were MXtdlftpOMd of:?
The aide wheel steamer Somerset (formerly a ferry
boat) was bought by tho Union Ferry Company for
The Hunchback (sidewheel) brought $10,600, and was
puruluisod by the Messrs. Tabor.
Tl'? sidowheel steamer Commodore Perry, formerly a
ferryboat, was bought for the New York and Brooklyn
Ferry Company for $10,200.
The United .stales steamer Nereus (screw), in splendid
condition and nearly new, having been b.iilt slnoo tho
war commenced, was bought by James A. Hooper at
Mr. Hooper also bought tho very superior screw
steamer l'roteus for $7"'.ii00. The bl hling on this vcc<e| :
was very spirited, Mr. Hooper evincing a determination
to outbid all competitors. i
The screw steamer Vickshurjr, only thre? years built ,
and in thorough repair, was bought bv C. E. tt J. Taher
Tho screw steamer Kensington, nearly new. a fast J
sailer and in thorough seagoing condition, was purchased, !
nrtor some hot competition, l?y the tlrm of Vernon, Brown
& Co., or Boston, for ?S1,"00
Tho scrcw steamer King was tlio lift of the lot, and
bought by M. O. Robert* for $.riO,OGO.
The sale Iaflte<l one hour, and it was the proenlllng
opinion among merchant* anil shipowners that nearly all
Ih< vo-sola sold brought prices quite up to their market
KftT n SrNKrr.?Thin thoronghfft**, which Is the
Broadway of the C.ty of t'hurclics, Is laced with four
<1 llerent kinds of pavement, viz: the Belgian, tho ordl- j
nary llag, tlio old cobble stone, and a new description I
which t rmed the corduroy pavement. On either side
if fiie railroad is the Belgian; betwren the rails of llie
iiI -trto k is the corduroy, and tho old cobble stones still
lie tlrtnly embedded on the down-track. The Corporation
of the city Is powerless so far as compelling tho
railroad company to pave the (sirtlon of the street which
the company occupies in accordance w ith the ordinance I
p.isscd by the Common Council; and thus tholr ma n
avenue Is permitted to remain spoiled In appearance by
tlie.-o various speiimens of str et pavement. The Corl?
vaiion will not complete the street with tho Kcluluu
pa", cmoot bicaime it Ik I lie contract duty of the railroad
company to do It; smith latter party ?111 not 50 to the
lea/t expense to keep the str ets in any better older than
J11H what Is necessary to in-ure the safety of their cars.
The Cor|K?ration of Brooklyn stand* in prei iselv tlio
same relative |*>sitton to tho City Railroad Company that
the State of New Jersey doJH to that of tho Camden and
Am Iyc'RHtniRLR Criminal,?It will be remembered
that a few y are ago considerable excitement was occasioned
by the novel escape from Ring Sing I'rlson of
youug w''? WB* fervlng 11 term of imprisonment for
burglary, by means of a tort of rntlo submarine armor
which lie succeeded in maniirac'urnig out of India rubber
during bis hours of leisure. This apparatus consisted of
r cap which fitted so tiithtiy round the neck as to exclude
water; to the npper part of tho cap was fitted a small
rubber ho*o of sulllclent length to reach from the bottom
of the river to tho surface of the water, and to the upper
end of this tube was attached the efliey of a duck, with
the beak so averted and ojien as to admit sufllclent
air to sustain life for a considerable period. Having
found an opportunity of eluding, lor a short time, the
vigilance of the prison authorities, ho gently lowered
himself into tin rl*er, and. with suffli >-nt weights
attached to his bod v to k-s'np him from risln? to the <urface,
proceeded on his perilous undertaking. He made
his escape tnrotign this ingenious means, but was subsequently
attested unit brought back, and again succeeded
In making hie escape before the expiration of hi* term
of imprisonment. Thin Ingenious and daring burglar
turned up In Brooklyn on tlie ifiid of May I ant. having
1* en caught In the ant of committing a burglary in broail
daylight In the house of Mr. A. W. Koote, of Knot Brook lyn.
He was detected by the servant girl, who promptly
gave tbc alarm, and after a long chase he was brought to
bay In a porter house In Myrtle avenue by officer Jowpph
Smith, who arrested him Ho wa.s tried before Judge
Plkeman, in the Court of Sessions, on Tuesday afl rnoon,
com Icted of tho oflonce, Mid sentenced to pay the
penalty of hlx crime by ten years imprisonment In hii
old quarters at Sing; Ing. When the Judge parsed sentence
the fellow, with a most sinister expression of countenance,
replied "Thank you." Then turning to tho
District Attorney, his eyes Hushing lire and his whole
frame trembling with raV'c, he menicingly declared Hint
he would murder him as soon iw he got his lib -rty. Ilo
expressed his determlnailon to etlert his escnpo, no matter
what measure* the prism authorities may adopt to
HoRRinu> Ixcrrasr or Crtmi ik Brooklt* ?So le < than
three case* of rape, committed upon little girls, the eldest
of.whom being only ten years old and the youngest six,
have occurred in Brooklyn within a month past. <>no
young vagabond of olfciitoen (although h s relatives
swore he was only llfletn, lo save him from Plat" Prison)
induced two small irirls to enter a room in the hous of
his parents, In WllllMMtmrg, and. after MCUriagtb* door.
Violated both children In suceeMlon. The young llend
was sent to the House of Refuge.
This morning an old man (a German), nnmori John
Vagram, who kept a small candy store and sold newspapers,
In tiownnus, was put on trial for committing a
similar offence upon a little girl of six years old, named
Elizabeth Bhlneholz, on the 1 Ith of June last The little
victim of this fiendish outrage was in court, and Is a very
Intelligent, bright little child. The facts, aa related by
the physician who attended her, are of the most revolting
nature, showing a degree of beastiallty quite beneath
the Instinct* of the brute creation. From the medical
testimony the Jnry could only find the urisoner guilty of
an Aggravated attempt to commit the oflhnoa charged in
the indictment, which they did after a few momenta' deliberation.
Tmm Sinvh,?Uke New Yyfc U?? itffcts of prwklyt
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are in a moat filthy condition, and the sidewalks are permitted
to be encumbored with any and everything that
the conveuieuce or Interest of manufacturers or stahlo
keepers may prompt. The Mayor has been requested to
interfere for the protection of the health of the citizens,
and the Street Commi&>toaer htm been appealed to a
vain. The contractors took their jobs of street cleaning
for the purpose of making themselves rich, ami (her
seem determined to carry out their designs even though
pestilence with all its herrors sheuld step in to witness
their success. Our reporter has visited localities flint
have not been molested by hoe or broom since early uprlny,
and It is well known throughout the city that the streets,
except perhaps thoso In the immediate vicinity of t (i j
City Hall, and the streets iu which the ollicluls re.-idu,
are only cleaned twice a year, while every contra t siipu- ,
latc^that they shall bo thoroughly cleaned once in cuctk
A Curst. Jokk.?It was unanimously rcsolvrif, nt a
meHIng of the members of lilack Joke Engino Company,
held at the engino house of the company ou To sday
evening, the 11th inst., that tho moinborn wo ild
censo irum mal ilat? lo poriorm nuiy as uromeu. ? r..
Mnstorsoii was tho foremau of the disbanded company,
ami of courso goes with tils companions into rotlrenvutp
Tiio Commissioners of the paid department will havo to
take posachriinn of the apparU'ia and run the muc!:iu& j
ou their own responsibility in the future.
New Timk Tablk.? ii in announced by W. ii. Vand r- \ f
bllt, Esq., Vice President, that ou aud atter tho 6tli
inst. the time tnb!e of tlio Hudson R:ver trains for Albany
and Troy connecting with tho Northern and
Western trains will bo ns follows:?Leave Now Y..rk
from the Hudson R.vor dtnot, corner of Thirtieth s'r<
i.nd Tenth avenue, at 7:ao A. M., at 2, 4, U ..b ; lo .;o
J'. M. jnnifr^m the ITir.e:a Railroad depot, Twentys
xlii street and Fourth avenue, at IX A. 11. and 4 ;io
P. M. Tickets pr.rchapod at tho olDce of one road will
be accepted tipon tho oili r.
A limn; Btimist Is no novelty in the city of Now
York; but Morris ptreot, one of the maiu thoro-ghfarcv.
lead ng from Broadway to tho North river, r.ad at tha
foot of wiiich Is pi?'r No. 4. from which the Havana.
steamers and tho Coney IrV.md boats take their denature,
1? certit'isly the d'rtiest and most lllthy aino:i'tu linndre<ls
of the same char.-iter in the metropolis. When '
other as re ts aro romp-trr!'. "ly clean t his oti'? i i a very*
(iolgotlm of perishing and perched vegetable ?a Mo igU
of Ilo.upoiid-t'.ir >ugh wl.l' 'i < tir'-tian would hardly havo
ventured?a putrid ca;:.V, breathing tho fast, d breath of
plague and pest! 'nee. ("anaot something bo done for
the regeneration of Morris Ftrcetf
This Giuxn Ixvii ^r. .< 1'icni of tho officers of the City
Inspector's Department will take place on Saturday, (ho
lftih inst. (.rent preparnt <>:is Ic.vo bean made bv Inspec
tor Boole and bin associates to insure a jolly tune, and
it is supposed thai about two thousand five hundred persons
w.ll attend at Dudley's Gtovo on the occa-ion. The
ofPeers of the committee ave:?Jifhn H. Rrady, President;
John 1 hitler, TreasTer; K. W. Noyes. Secretary, anil L.
H. Boole, Chairman of C.unni'iteo of Arrangement"1. The
now and eommodlo s Ht'.imboat Mtddletown, and donbl - j
deek barges Walter Er.nds and William J. Haskett, have
been engaged, wi ll toe services of Wallace's brass and ? '>
cotillon l ands. The .Mtddicrowu will leave the pier at
the foot of Fifth street, R?t t river, at a quarter to eighff
A. M ., precisely; the banjo Walter Sands will remain at
the foot of Jay street, North river, until half-past ciiflit
A. M., and ttio H;i-"!rotL will rc-nuJn at the foot of Thirtieth
street, North river, i ntli nine A. M., for tho accomodation
of those holding luvbullonH.
Tiie i.'AVSG'CTiFKST?'Tub I)kc RATirss, tc.?A number
of private residences are to be decorated during the
Raen Jerfest noxt week , ns well as tho German liotols and
ulmo^t all the public places in the Bowery and other localities;
and the decorations, composed of transparencies,
garlands, flarjs and banners of every kind and description,
arc now being prepared. The Germanla Assembly
Rooms, the headquarters of the singers, wiil be
beautifully decorated, outside as well as inside. The
front will be decorated with liars and buutin^, and seme
two tho sand yards cf ganands. Tho large hall will be ,
festooned v.ith (lowers and evergreens, and the walls will * !
be covered wi:h transparencies with appropriate inscriptions.
The flags and I anne-s of the societies will be put
up around the walls. On the day of the arrivnl of
the visiting singers on Saturday several buildings will be
illuminated In the evenlns. At Jones' Wood a number
of workmen are employed to make tho necesnary alterations
to prepare t'.o placo for the Sacngcr picnic on
Wednesday. About K00 new tables and l.fiOO benches
are to bo put up there. On the evening of the day of the
picnic the Park, tho hot"l?, tho platforms and the landing
pluce will bo illuminated with calcl'im lights and on
Black well's Island fireworks will be displayed. The
buildings and platforms at Jones' Wood will be appropriately
The Kerit delegates, representing tho various German
societies, who ar<> making the arrangements for the
groat ihuslcal demonstration, met again a? tho Germanla
Assembly Rooms last Light, where Mr. Stelleu, of tho
Teutonla Society, pros: led. A full delegation was pre- <
sent, and arrangements were made in reference to the
stle of tho tickets at tho Academy of Music, and in re
ferenco to the rehearsals. No further orch stral rehearsals
are to take place, as tho expenses of each of
these rehearsals amounted to not lens than ono hundred
dollars. A number of rontlemen were appointed to attend
to the sale of the tirkcts at the i ates of Jones'
Wood, on Wednesday, and a considerable amount of
other routine business was transacted, whorenpon the
Till! KKRKIj OKNKKAL I'OKKKHT fKKIOl'ST.Y INJURKD.
[From the Memphis Argus, July 6 ]
Rather a serious accident occurred on the Mississippi
and Tennessee Hnllroi d last Tuesday afternc on, about
To r o'clock, as a spider car wus coming down a grade
towards this city, about a mile this side of Senatohia,
Mississippi, when a plank on tho track caught in the
brake of the car, and threw it off the track. At the
time ths a cMent occurred General N. B. Forrest was on
the top of the car, and had his shoulder blade broken *
In two places, and was Injured internally. Mr. P. W.
1'iitier.on and Colonel Luke W. Kiudley. both of this
city, were also seriously injured. Several other parlies
wo.-e slightly Injured. All of those sitting on the top
of the car wero injured, wh'lo thoto sitting inidde
escapcd without any harm whatever.
ON ; SOI.TMKR KILLED AND ?FVFRAT. IN.?CTt*D.
[Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune. J
D'.Tnorr, July 8. 1MM.
A train on the Michigan Central road, containing the
Fifth Michigan In'antry, r* , ouir to this city, was thrown
Irotii the trnck near Ann Arbor, about twelve o'clock last
night, In consequence of tho displa: cment of a switch.
Us ears were thrown Irom tho traek, one of whleh, filled
with soldiers, roiled Into a ditch. Orderly Sergeant
Hepst, or Company K, wu< Hitting In tin' doorway or Mi*
rnr, ami >n attempting to Jump off, wan throws under tho
c?r inn! instantly killed. Tito Colonel and several of the
soldiers wore *1 ghtly injured.
Hi RRtni.K Acrmr> t?Ti;r*k Limits CRimiirnto Death.?
We published u fi w (lays u?o the fact of three ladies
bo n? crushed to death on h lake slesmer. The serldent
hap|>ene<t on hoard U>? steamer Ottawa,
on tho i'our.h, while making a plea-mre excursion
to Put- n-Bav, the particulars of which nr?
fnruiHhcd hy tho Sandusky (Ohio) Rryitlrr:?Tin shaft of
the vessel Ik Militated -ome eighteen Inches nbove the
main deck, and sipllced In the centre. From tho splice*
n nut protruded, which, in it.- revolutions, caught tli*
crinoline of n Miss Whitehead, who, in her edorts to extricate
herself from belpg wound around th" shaft,
caught hold of a Mrs. Montgomery with a deadly grasp.
Mrs. Montgomery Immediately craped a Mrs. Flsher,
and the three were wound arouna the shaft t .gi-ther. and
crashed In the most horrlhlf manner. Tho parties all
belonged to I<ocu?t Point. The husbands, children and
friends of the unfortunate perrons were on board, and
b held the horrible fight wit It out any power to relievo
them. The boat was turned and headed for home, and
the party that had started out for a day of pleasure and
rqjolcing, returned In grief and mourning.
Bsrsf.?On Wednesday, July 12, Joh* Mattirr linens,
son of Edward and F.mma Heche, aged 6 months,
MmtuT.?In Hoboken. N. J., on Wednesday, Jnly 17,
Akpksw Mi rimy, a native of Kings county, Ireland, In
the 28th vrtir of his age.
The Iriends and relatives nre respectfully Invited to
attend the funeral, from 7:1 Washington street, Ilobokon,
this (Thursday) af emoon, at half past three o clock.
|AV>i* other Dm/hi See. Third Page.]
DIVORCKS LBOAELLV PROCURED, WITHOl T PUBlicit*.?Other
giioU CSSSs prosecuted, willmut f?S In nd.
*ane? Consultations rreo.
M. HOWK.s, Attorney and Counsellor,'78 Nassau street.
ru) TO THOMAS R. AONEW'K, NOH. 2fl0 AN!) MB
5 . 1l?r,'rnwlr'' "'reef, corner of Murray, and then* win will
find Iran, I'otlnra Kiah. Flour Htiil e*?rythini< el?e>hcat>er ,
than any ?or? in Now York. I)M price houae. f
11. MTVEX ORE AT RLRMllfOfl B*
8BCURKU To THE III MAN KA<E
BV ONE HOTTER OK
Tnln inatantly removed; nil acuic Inflammatory, maUrionav
or Infeilloua dl?ea>ea prevented and eitermWatod. Th#
weak feeble anil nerrnn* restored to atrenirth. rlqor, .m6
aomid health 1 >y tin- >i?e of K A1>W A Y'8 RKAI'V KRLIEF.
Our no rent bottle will do more good, c*re more compUlnla,
at;d keep the atomnrh dear and healthy than ten dollar*
pent for all other mectlcinr* or bitter* In line.
Hoi l by drugglnta, and at h? MaliUi Une.
CCIIILBRRO'fl OERMAN OINTMENT?WA Rl'. \ VTEft
0 arerlnln cure. wltliunt the iUghteat danger, lor 1'ilea,
old \\ mind*. ft'pilula. Halirhriim, all Bone and fk.n I J.*.
ea?ee, *0. For Kale at the drug "tore 99 Bowery, N. Y.
The completion -a card-to tiir rditor or
the flora Id:?l)i ir Sir?Willi your perinlanlon I wlub to
*rv to flit* reader* if vonr paper thai I will aend, by r 'urit
mall. toM|| who wikb'lt (free), a reolpe.with lull
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will effectually remove. In ten day*, Pimple*. Blol?)ii.-a. T .oa
Ernklea, and all impnrttle* "f 4",, leaving the *>itn?
*?ft. clear, smooth and beautiful. I will alao mull frw i<J
thi??o Imvliig Imld head* or bare far** *lmple direction* nnA
Intormatlon that will enable thera to atari a full growth ofl
limirlant hair, wht?ker* or a mu*t*oh? In la*e than thirl*
<l?v?. AH KDDlloatlona answered l>y return mail, wltbouB
charge. Reaii.'tf.iHy your*. TIIOH. F. ClIAJ'MAN, t h. rnj
l?t. mi Broadway, New York.
TOO LATE FOR I I.AIIII1FIOATIOIV.
CTOLEK?OM MONDAT RVERINO lit ' CHATHAjJ
^ utreet a pair of Coach lloraea and Coach, No. 470. Ana
Information of them will bo thank folly received by lh# ? >
owner. Jl* Madison utreet ?
T ofT-ON TI1E I2TII INBT., A WHITR POODLH
1 j Dog, clipped lion faahlon; anawere to the name of
Tany. A tultable reward will lie paid oa reluming tbe Ma#