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THE DEATH PENALTY.
. Doable Execution in Worcester, Mass. i->^-rcru-U-uru^ruru%^n.n_^---ur Two Cousins Hanged for Murder, Robtery and Arson. History of the Crime and the Criminals. i . (flie Seen* on the Scaffold ind the Dying Speech of the Condemned. Worcrstkr, Mas*., Sept. 25, lhfl*. Hie terrors of the scaffold and the stubborn fa"t that "murder will out" have been fully and clearly vealtzed tn this city to-day by Silas James and Charles T. Jaines. Rarely, It ever, has justice so apccdlly overtaken Its offenders as la the case of the two unfortunate wretches who were swung from the scaffold here this forenoon. It is only six foort months ago since they breathed the air of free tfom, and so far as the courts had ever decided they were guiltless of the moBt trivial offence. Dunn# this brief interval they have been convicted of robbery, arson and murder, and to-day they have suffered that extreme penalty which it is wiihin human power to intllct. Their transgression of the laws was one attended with few circumstances likely to create sympathy In their behalf, and their uuiuriuumc ana uisgraceiui emi wiu ue applauded rather than lamented, except perhaps by a few Immediate relatives and friends. The murder was so atrocious In every detail aud the Incidents of the discovery of the perpetrators were an singular that an account of the whole tragedy will nut lie out or place In connection with a narrative of the expiation of their crime on the gallOWB. Til* MURDER, THE MURDERERS AND TCTRIR VICTIM. The tragedy, as before Intimated, was one which aronned the indignation of the whole community, and when the murderers were arrested there was an Involuntary desire on tho part of the people hereabouts to take the matter of punishment into their own hands. The murdered man was Joseph Q. Mark, an individual well known to the sporting fraternity of New England, and not entirely unknown among that class in New York, Philadelphia, Washington and some of the Western cities. In Boston he was as popular as any of the local "sports" of the nub, aud if there Is any degree of honor attached to the memory of a professional gambler his memory win 1101 De uguiiy cnerisueu or ma sad late pass utimourned by those wlio used to mingle with him lu games of chance. He had for some two or three years previous to his death maintained what la popularly termed a "gambling hell" hero in the city of Worcester. Ills place was. Id fact, the only gambling saloon of any amouut winch existed in the city. Like all proprietors of arb resorts Clark generally got the best of those who patronized his place, and ho was therefore seldom, if ever, found without an abundance of ready funds. At heart, however, he was not deemed a bad man. Ills sympathy was easily aroused, add he could not bear to witness human Buffering when it was in his power to alleviate It, He had time and Unte again loaned money to the Jauicses, and lind otherwise befriended them when all their other acquaintances had turned them away penniless. One of the murderers, when arrested, In undertaking to assert his Innocence, asked the officer If he wan tool enough to itelleve that be would kill Joe Clark, the be.it friend he ever had In the world. Thar portion of the golden rule, however, where It ays "ilo uuto others as yon would," Ac., seems to have not lieen among the observed principles of Silas and Charles James. Their aniblbit to u was to accumulate sudden wealth. Murder, robbery and arson, and then a basty (light to a distant part of the country were their plans, and Joo Clark was selected h* their vlctuu. (laving fixed up a programme uDKTHiiiiuujr hh rue above, tuey selected rn<? evening of tlic 27tli of February last to cummininaw their murderous design. Thev accordingly noted Clark's rooms in the I'nion block thai evening; but the presence of other visitors frustrated their operations, and anion* those other visitors w;n Chitk's mistress, whose account of the tragedy and ItM discovery appears below. The next evening?the anh?the Jameses repeated their visit, and rinding Ciark alone made very short work of lilin. with two or three blows with the sharp edgeof a hatehet. which lie brought with linn Charles James soou split open the t>ea<l of his friend Clark and laid him a bleeding corpse upon the floor. They then locked the outer Moor and commenced ruling tils body, taking some $l?ouo in money, a gold watch and a diamond pin. To complete their tragical work lliey then tied a rope round the neck of their lifeless victim, and after drawing It tightly for the purpose of preventing a ftosriibie resuscitation of liie, suspended his body from the top of a high bedpost. Ha\ in" don. nil this they sought to cover up all traces ol their crime by saturating the i>ed and hotly with kerosene and theu selling the whole on Ore, hoping, of course, that the whole building uud its contents would be burned down, and that the popular Impression would no that Clark perished In the flames. HOW C LA UK's MIMTKKSS PIHCOVEKEP THE ("KIM K AMI TIIE PEKPKTRATOKS. (Bark, the victim ot the foul conspiracy, like a 1 eminent, professionals or his sort, kept a rnistres.-. HIm> was a young woman, possibly not more ihau twenty years of a?e, and po s >sed rare personal attractions, and her app arance In public was not such as to indicato that she w.is one ol the many "fallen doves" which flo.it a-outid tngly or in larger or smaller flocks In every community of respectable nuuiwrs. Hue was inatried when young and Innocent, snd falling ? victim to the tempter she was promptly discarded by her husband and soon alter she became the companion of Clark. Iler assoelittlons with him, together wliu an account of her discovery of the murder, are interesting as told by herself In the presence o( the Hbkai.p s reporter. The same tacts, although morn hi detail, were given by her as evidence upon the nal and proiiably had more weight than an> other testimony toward sc< umig the conviction of the unfortunate wretches who have today given up their lives npon the scalTold in atonement ior their crime. In lact, only a day or two ago. (ienerai James, when tn conversation upon hl? pending fate. declared tli.it If It had not been tor that Katon woman ihcy would have got off with *tate I'rlsoa for life. The followtog is the story of Mrs. Katon. told in her own w ay. In re*j>onse to questions and carefully noted by your reporter:?I was formerly called Mrs. Katon umi in generally known by that name now. h.ivlng once iieen married to a man by thai, name; at tIf time of the murder I boarded at my tnotuer's house, which was about live minutes' walk from Clark'* room*: folks called it that; I lived with Clark as Iiih mistress, and such relation had existed about tw.i years: I wss somewhat acquainted with "tieneral" f^ilas) James, one of the prisoners, but was not ae- | qiiaitit'-d with ('has. T. James; I saw (.ener.il James at Clark's rooms two evenings before he was killed, and Chiirles was with lilni: I was in the bedroom where Mr. Clark and I slept; I think tlie.two Jameses went out about eleven o'clock; (ienerai James was shaking props ami Charles was playing curds; 1 was there alt the evening: John Cafe, a nan named ,">aiTord and another man were there: I heard (ienerai. I nines ask Mr. Clark, "What has liecotne of tnai old girl of yours v" Mr. Clark said, "I have shook her if;" James said he woul I like to know where she lived, a* he always wanted to gel aeipuinied With In'r; I don't think either of the Jatuese.- *aw me: on Thursday afternoon, the day before the mnrtfer, I anw tlu> prhtfluere m the large room where the laro tank win; I wa? in the ouiail room; *vMen the flr?t *11.!! came tn Clark atid nie were silting near the etove, anil I went Into the bedroom: the Ceneral naked Ctark what be had <lone with that girl; Clark e.iid "What girlf" and the Central said "tliut ?;tl J on just (rot rid of;" Clark wanted to bet that he ad not done anything with a woman; and the ticncral mud, "a* you are so willing to t?et, | guess I won't bet;" Mr. Clark took tea with ine at mother'-* on the evening of the murder; Clark went awav drat and I followed noon after and went to hla rooma, arriving there at a quarter helore seven o'clock; the door Wiu locked ami I could not get lu; naually I ronld get In at the outftide door with tuy key; when I found I could not get in I rung the bell and asked the reason why; I tan). "Jo?ey. open the door and let me in; what are you keeping me ont here fori" I received no reply, no I rang the bell a good many time*; I said if he had any one in there he did not want me to fee 1 would go into the amall room and atav and not shv a wont; T did not get any answer and aaid I would go to uij room and come back lu half an hour, and It 1 ronld not get in then I would break the door in; I went away and catne hack aa 1 mild: Ondlng I could Boi get In I broke in the window to the door, when 1 #mw the form of a man paaa Into the Inner room; I then aaid (to Clark, aa I auppoaed.) If he would not let me In I would go home and tea him In the morning, and if tie would tell tne all 1 would forgive hltn; I pretended to go down ttalra, but loatead or doing m I went to the landing above; I waited there IKUe while, when I heard the door to Clark's room open and aaw (leieral Jamea and another man nome out witivtheir coatt buttoned above their fciia in. t aaid, "Oh. It w only ?enerai Jauiea and that tliet feiiow;" before they get to the atatra 1 went . NEW TOR down to Clark's room and went in and spoke, bat did not soe Him; (be eluklnt and table* were In their Slacet*; 1 theu went to the small bedroooi, but the uor wax locked; ! looked through the keyhole and melt smoke, and then weni across the entry to a room where there was a Mr. Foster, and gave the alarm; be went back t> the room with me, broke pen the door, and found Mr. Clark In the bed murdered; the kerosene.lump was sitting near Ills head, I lita hair anil whiskers were burned and his bead cut | open; the entry was light enough for me to see how the men wbu came out ot the room were dressed, und I recognized the General; 1 am as confident, in fa*'t, thai the two men who came out of the room were the Jameses as 1 am that I was sitting on the stairs watching; 1 next saw them, 1 think, the next day tu tho Police Court; Mr. Clat k alwuvs carried a lunre amount of money on htstperaon, an<l the day previous to the murder he had over il'AOuO in hia possession, and 1 do not think lie parted with any ol It before lie was Rtiled. TUB K1.1UHT. PITBSriT AND CAPTrKK. Having accomplished their murderous design the first instinct of the criminals wan self preservation. They knew that Clark's mistress had been In the building iu the manner winch she has described and were, o: couse. fearful tliat their crime would be discovered before the traces of It hail ?>een destroyed 03 Ore. No time, therefore, wan to be lost. The train for New York was about due and they agreed that to fly in that direction would be the most judicious. They accordingly went to the depot and purchase I a couple of tickets for the metropolis, but wane lounging about on the platform they discovered a crowd of police officer* approaching' and Immediately nudertook to skedaddle. The o Ulcers recognised iheni and giving chase succeeded in capturing General or Silas James, while Charles made good his escape in the direction of Boston, lie continued as far as Weutboro, where he arrived shortly beiore midnight, lie then proceeded immediately to a livery stable and hired a span of horses, sayim? Hint he had a friend lying at the point or death iu Providence, it. 1., and that he must be there as soon as possible, tin the way he was constantly beseeching the driver to hurry np, ami appeared vci v much excited and frightened. Arriving at Pawtucket, about four miles lrotn Providence, I Charles said that inasmuch as the liorsea were tired he would go on loot the rest of the way. lie then paid the driver liberally, and the two separated, the latter returning to Wesiboro and James continuing on foot in the directsou of Providence. He did not keep on to the city, however, but stopped at OlneyVlllo, where he bad a sister-in-law residing, and while on the way to her house he passed some men who had seen an accouut ol the minder iu the morning papers and wlio recognized him as one of the *Mspected parties. Thej followed in the direction whfch he was going, and perceiving their movements he showed his guilt by striking out from the highway and running lu this directlou of a piece ol woods a short distance from the roadside; the crowd Immediately gave chase, and soon overtook and captured him; before reaching him be was seen to throw away something in the snow, but this was alterwants found, aud proved to tie a handkerchief containing $900 in greenbacks, $:;oo m silver and the gold watch and diamond pin belonging to Clark; he was conveyed immediately to the station house in Providence, wliere an ortfcer shrewdly managed to to draw from him a confession of the whole crime; he told him first that the General had owuctt up all, and that he might an well do the same: Charles then Maid that ihe whole transaction was proposed by the General for the purpose of robbing Clark of hi* money, and that he (Charles) struek the fatal blow with the hatchet; upon being told that he would probably be hung he replied that he presumed he would, but if he was he would "die game;" Charles was brought to Lhis city the next day. and together Willi the Ueneral was committed for trial for murder; both were convicted and duly sentenced to the penalty which they suirered to-day. KKKTCU OK THK MURDER/KH. Ever since early manhood both the prisoners have been noted as particularly dangerous characters. They aspired to be "respectable k amblers," bui among (feat class ttiev were generally denominated as dirty loafers and dead beats or other equally objectionable peraonagea. They were not brothers, as many mn.v suppose, but llrst cousins. Silas James, or the QenenH, a.s he was most tumlliarly known, was tba more intelligent of the two, and It Is probably true that Charles was but a mere tool or machine utiucr his control, lie win thirty-two yeara Old, muscular, bliud in the left eye and possessed of a very wicked appearance, lie was a native of ilhode island, taugut school when quite a young man, and his fattier was for a dozen years or moro lligii SheritTof Keut coun- j t.v. His grandfather, General James, wns once a ' LiniLed .States senator l'roiu Khode island, and it is from this Honored forefather that the disgraced grandson lnnentea the cognomen or Kienural." He was married some mouths before hta chine. Some four or five years ago he gained considerable notoriety oil account of beiug suspected of poibomax the noted trotting bone India Rubber, and during bit In arceration tn jail hr acknowledged that the suspicious wore well founded. Charles James was also a native of Rhode Island and the nun of resp< otable parents. Compared Intellectually with &nas he wax lar below iiiui, aud li was probably on account of the General's influence over hi 111 that he wax mixed up In Una unfortunate crime. Be wu-s about twenty-three .vear.i old and unmarried. AN INTfcUVlKW WITH THK PlIIKONKHS. Neither of the unfortunate men w as much li:c lued to conversation wu.ua stranger when the II r.iui.u reporter called to visit them the afternoon previous to their execution. With clergymen, their intimate friends aud lainily relative* they couveised lm i.v; but tt was the request to the wilier that as lutle publicity ;i> possible be Riven to them and the sad onl"?l which they were about to pans through. The General Maid that uot withstanding he was a gn at criminal he had frleads and relatives who were respectable, aud it, wad on account of Ilia regard for taelr feelings that as little notoriety as possible should lie given to llmse who had cast disgrace upou them. He waa inclined, however, to be respectful, but was very guarded In wtiat few words he did say, aud avoided atiy aiitibion whute.er to the murder. He complain- d of being unwell, and remarked that It was tno first dayV sickness he had experienced since be i.a-i been In t .i.* jail. Hi bad vpenl most of the day In writing fereweli letters to friends and relatives, aud the contents ol all theiu were sad and expressive lu the extreme. Charles, who was lu a distant cell, wm occupied In reading the lllble. He, as well ah his companion lu crime, was adverse to engaging in conversation with a stranger aud Ills reasons were much the same as those given by the <;< neral. His whole attention aecuied to be absortsMl by splr.tual advisers, an-f it was clearly evident that Ins uiandesiations of repen- j tauce came from the bottom of a penitent hcait. Soc.il niter liir- committal lo mil :in rann*.i er'mf triu< made tJironjrli Mr. Aidrlch, the counsel fur Charles James, to obtain executive Interference in the shape of h commutation of lus sentence to Imprisonment for life. A petition, numerously tinned by citizens of Ithode Inland, who knew tiiru iiotu itoybood, was forwarded to Coventor Uullock. The Oorernor. in ilo'linin? to Interfere with the sentence, state! Mi.it lie did not think a careful examination of ('liaries' previous career won d warrant the heller entertained by hit* friends, and If such facts had existed they ought to have I icon produced at the trial, where they have received proper consideration. This Intelligence being couveyed to the condemned lie inuuediately Hi t to work preparing bmiself for the pending fate. No att<Mtipt whatever was made to secure executive clemency in behalf or the (it neral. In i< (iking IutoCharles' youthful lace and remembering how reluctantly he yielded to temptation t<> coiumlt crline. his most inveterate enemy would lie Impressed with the hope tha' lie would receive that forgiveness iroiu above which was denied to hi in here below. Muring nearly the entire duy yesterday he w js either engag. d In ji tiimii,; the .scriptures or uniting in prayer wlih the Kev. Mr. Hhip;? n, the chaplain of Ihe prison, lie would occasional!* give vent to Ins f-ellngs with tears, and then briiMttenlng up would appear as calm and happy as If a Origin arid happy III*' *as Itefore him. lie would sumetimes very lil? devoti >nai exercises with singing the well known hymu of Th?rr'l a light In tbr wirnlnw fur tbee. lielnir one of hia favorite selections. In rendering vts-ai praise to lllm laM'ore whom lie wa^ ho mhiii to appear, h'f vol< c seeiued to pos- " - all I lie clia-ms ot -.with and a sweet melody which no uiu?ical cultivation could ever have effected. thfik i.4st hoi k-. There were no features of special lntere?t or impm an. connected witli their cln?iiiy m< incut* of life. There w is a guard over both to prevent any possible iiiovenieiit towards escape or se.f ( strueHon. and with Charles there wis a > leivunan most of the ninlit, with whom he spent the grearer portion of ihe time in prayer aud o!ti?r itevotioaal exerci* ?. The (Jenernl complained earlv In the evening of reeling unwell, and a physician was Miuituoiied by hi* request, wiio presents la pa nacea fur his tils, and afterwards he drop|M>d a?iecp and slept quittly nnul dayii/tit this morning. I'p>> i awakening he said that he teP much lietter and wii< lull* prepared to meet the fate which awaited linn, tliai ies ui?o expressed himself us perlectly reitimed, tint there was a nervousness manifest which told plainly that .l'it?b was more of a terror to htm than in the one wno-e influence had placed him lu his unfortunate position. Muring all the forenoon, up to the nM'ne.it of leaving the cell to tread the road of ur?i >, > > ' *J . .u . IMIMI, miminiHtfi liitf spiritual consolation and miring them t? trust til Iitin belorc whom they were soon 10 appear fni forgivtucss of their earthly *111*. tttk rinai. in rm", At ?'oat liulf-pml nine the Mlt'-rifT. ae<-ornnanled til -tome oT hl^ deputies. brought together in tne corridors of tliejaii the two men about to stiller the death penalty. It wan the first time they had seen each other for a l>>ng time. They shook hand* and nianilegte'l considerable emotion, one remarking ami iii?' other agreeing that tbelr lUutlaa wan a mo*t unfortunate one. Neither seemed inclined to Indulge in much conversation, ami they wre accordingly Informed that their time had nearly arrived anil that the> roust prepare to suiier the execution of their sentence. They then hid goodby to the several officers of tlie prison, and, their lea* ami arms being bound with straps, they were brought forth from the Jail to the scaffold. each being ?s''urted on cither side by one of the Sheriff* deputies. The fallow* were the same from which a doeen other murderers had been executed, and consisted sltnply of a platform about fifteen feet square, with a drop or trap about live feet square in the middle, and with a heavy truss beam over the *op from which depended a couple of ropes with the fatal booms already prepared. All this Mad paraphernalia of death was erected In that portion of the prison nsed as the enapel, but which was oriifliialij set apart for the Infliction of the death penalty. The room waa about fifty by ihlrty-tive. and the scaffold whs located id the (outheast corner. In front of It was the pulpit from which the Chaplain discourses every Sabbath, and on eithtr side upon the walla were tablets bearing gilt inscriptions of passage* from Scripture, and in other porUona of the little house of wurabip were aiuii pewa, K HERALD, SATURDAY, ! oyetteee, which the dying men had often occupied and listened to the txutlisof the (iottpel, bat which were uuw tilled with a throng of men to witness their expiation of a fearful crime. The day wad rainy, cloudy, diurnal and in sad keeping Willi the gloomy scene about to be enacted, and lu departing for another world it must uave been a source of some little satisfaction for tlicm to leave this In Its most <iinmal aspect. Aitov.i ihe scaffold were a couple or gaslights burnlug brightly, ana in the centre of the chapel a chandelier tilled lu* luminous rays over the culprits as they entered the place from whii h their mortal spirit was to takelrs flight. They c line in with a firm and steady step, both dressed in an ele?raut suit of black made up in the latest fasluou. In ascending the scaffold both men gave a searching glance to the spectators who were a assembled, consisting of about flrty in number and including only the reporters, legal witnesses and a few of the leading citueus of th? vicinity. In taking their niace upon the drop Charles gave a sad look npwarns to me depending no nip, wane Mias scanned ciuscur me usrly structure upon which ihey were standing. The latter anpeared cool, (>at the other w?j nervous an<l agitated and apparently soujtht to coutrol Ins feelings. Kor a moment all was silent as a graveyard at midnight, and then tb? sad stliluess wiu broken by PberitT Knowltou, who stepped forward and said:? silas Jambs anuCharlesT. James? Do you wish to sav anything ui this time, or to have anvbody say anything for you t .11 ho, you have uuw au opportunity. To this Silas, the "General," replied:? 1 have nothing to say; but 1 wish to thank the officers, who have been very Wind to me during my couilueuient. They will please accept uiy cordial thanks. Alter a moment of silence Charles stepped forward and made the lol lowing remarks, inuiiUesiiug much nervousness all the while:? 1 have a few words that I wish to say, as people always like to hear what persons who are hung have to say as their last words. I would like to say that 1 entertain no hard feelings against the ior> or the Judge who convicted and sentenced me for my crime. In regard to the evidence of the witnesses, aud their testimony, 1 cannot say that they swore to what was not so, bui they exaggerated a little and told more than was right. In regard to the execution of myself 1 would say, aud of course It would l>e natural for me to say It under these circumstances, that I do uot believe In cap.ial punishment under any circumstances. 1 would say, as we have murdered Mr. Clark, that I know of course that he sutTered an Ignominious death and I consider that we are suffering an iguomonious deaih aud aro in the same category which he was. It is, of course, In accordance with the laws of Massachusetts that we are to he executed, but 1 don't know whether It will be Justified in the eyes of (iod or nor. The .state of Massachusetts might make laws to execute every mau who stole lour dollars' worth, but that would not prove that they would be justified In the eyes of God. Hut 1 will not preteud to linger upou those points, as I know that it is useless to talk about It now. jiut I would say, as we are to be executed, that we are suiTering the same Ignominious death that Mr. Clark sutTered, aud our death is in the same circle of ideas as the death of Mr Clark, and therefore I say that I think the execution is not really Justified in the eyes of Cod. Von know Cod says "Thou slialt not kill." I know that 1 have not done His bidding; butfof course when we do wrong all wc can do is to repent of our slus aud lie has promised thai Ite will receive repenmut sinners, for He says, "He that t>ellevort In me and doth truly repent shall have everlasting life.'' Hut I do not pretend to quote Scripture; but 1 wish to say that, although I die in accordance with the laws of Massachusetts, I have a kind word for the ofllcers of the prison, all of whom have my sincere thanks for their attentions. I would also return thanks to Air. Carter, the jailer, lie has been very good to us and done more than liis duly required. 1 would alaio sty a good word for Mr. Shlppen, tin* chaplain, and also for ever*! other minister* who have visited ua and tried to cultivaM) lu us a reliulous reeling, to make u.s think of heavenly thlngv, and not to think of those tilings which are uo much of a fallacy here on earth, but to place our minds on heavenly things If we would have (iod with us. 1 don't know that l can say anything more to you to-day aud I will, therefore, bid you ail farewell. u When the condemned man had finished his dying words the sheriff called upon Chaplain Shlppen, who offered a fervent prayer for the salvation of the souls oi theinen about to die. luirmv this the eyes of Silas were fixed upon the floor of the scaffold, while Charles looked sadly and nervously upon those who were gathered around him. When the Ch&ptain had finished he shook the pinioned hands of the condemned, saying "Good bye, God bless you and nave mercy on your souls,'1' to which they both responded by sajini? "Farewell; Ilea Veil b;?ss \ou, .Vlr. shippen." Sheriti Kuowlton then stepped forward and said that he had received a warrant directing liim to execute the death penalty upon Silas and Charles T. James, and that the irtstmmeut would b" read by Mr. .lohn a. Dana,iwatMt Ciert oi the count y Court. Mr. Dana read ilie document according, which wiw as follows:? Thk. Common wrAi.ru or Mwni iiuskttw to John 8. C. KNOWLTUN,oi WoBcrnTm, suKKirr OK OOB COUNT Y OV WOHCKSTKU, (tUHTINU Whereas at a term of our Suprem? Judicial Court lieM at Wor. est r, w h n and or the ;ald county oi Wordier, on the fnurt eotli dav ul April, lu the year of our Lord one thousand eijrla hundred and dity-e^Ut, Hllas Jaine* ami Charles T. of Worcester, in said county, were convicted of the crime of mm tier in thu lirat degree, and thereupon liv our aid court the said SSlla* .lames an I i;il;irle? T. .lame*, were sentenced for ?ai.l crime to suO'cr th? pains of death hy hem# U iL . I.. , 1 hy the Wck until they h" dead, all of which, by an ex' inplli cation of the record of said oonrt which wc nave caused to he hen unto annexed, doth to us fully appear; \\ e, th< refore, command you that upon Friday, ihe tweutytifthday of r(H|>ieiiihei, In the year of our Lord one thousand e hi hundred and sixty-eight, between the hour* of nine o'clock hul'or - noon and twciv" o'clock meridian of the name day, within the walls of the prtion In said couutT oi Worct. tar, ngreettldy to the prot i-dous of the sevcniMentu chapter of our general statutes, you cauae execution of the aald sentence oi our xaid court. Iii all respects to be done and perl oruied upon them, the aald Kilas .laiues and Charles T. James, for wblch nils shall bo your suiliclent warrant: whereof ! all not at your peril, utid msk* return of this warrant, with your doings tnereou, into our Secretary oi Ham's otlico, wjtbiu tweniv days after yon shall hsve executed the same. Witu>'?s, hiaKxcelifuey Ai.KXANUBU H. IK I.i.ui R, wl'h tin- advice and eminent of the Council. and our neat hereunto iiOjxeit at Ko?Ido Hi in t* nth day of July, iu the year of our L'ird one tlmuiuuid eight btinrtrad and Hi <ty-flve, and ninetythird"! the independence 01 the I uif?d State* 01 America. Hy in* hxci-lleucy tbe tlovernor, with I he advice and consent of the Council. OL.IVi-.it VVAK.Nr.lt, 8ecr"tary of the Commonwealth. fmrlnt? tin- reading of the fntnl warrant the ?tcputle.-i who accompanied ttie condemned men to he acaifold commenced adjufttiog the rope about their uecka and drawing the black i-upn over their head*. To this SUhh submitted wlitiout remark, tint Clurlea wMwd to hoi i oit to lift until the laat moment ami objected to the cap being drawn down until the rea ling of the warrant Lad Ihn n ilnlshcd. The oMcers were relentless. however. and proceeded in the perionnance oi tnc-ir disagreeable duty. When t&e caps Natl been drawn down end Mr. l>a:ia had nuiMiud reading the voice of Charles ? iim heard uttering the LordV prayet, and when he had reached that |rti*- ai/c of "Thy will lie tio'.it.- on earth iih it is donn in Heaven,"'the signal w :i? k i vcn. the fatal *pnuir touched, and the In it ten of the two niifortiirw'e.s were dangling in :h< air, and tncir noula ushered into the presence of their Maker. The <>ene:-a1 died without a struggle, and las neck wan apparently broken by ilie fall. Charles, eNtn while Kii?|K-nd<?d from the terrible seaffold, clung to liie with the utmost tenacity. lie struggled, drew up nm le^s a dozen times or more and hi* enure body shoo* violently, while every now and thcu hm gro.niH and occasional long drawn breaths broke I lie -.id and patni.il mi nines* which pervaded the prlaori sanctuary. The scene altogether ?h> one ot putnful inlercsi and could bardlv l>e tolerated except upon recalling me tearful i rune of winch the men were guilty. 't'ti" bodies hung atxiut haif an hour, when the snrurcon aunouiioeJ that death hurl enstiod. They were then cut down and piuced In colli in* and in a few mlnute< were ou board the Providence ?r->iu rn ) to tjieir place ol hnriai in V\ esi ttreenw idi. H' ' V Appointment of the liny lor the Kxerniiiiii of Willlnn P. router. Bai.ti*ohk, Md.. Sept. 2ft, 1S11. The execution of William K. Foster (colored!, who wa? convicted of the murder ot Kincline I'.irks (also colored), in Heptcmlwr last, has been ilxeti tor Friday, the 4th day of December next. The death warrant w?m read to the prisoner yesterday by the Mieiifl. tic exhibit**! the moid inlvwe eiuo'loo. HORSE tUTtS. Jatne* t?. McMiinu owns one-half of Lad> Thorn. I nil and Ueorgc Palmer are matched to '.rot at tie I a-tiion < ourec on the 'J'id of (ictulier .'or -on. The programme of the Island Par k trotuug meeting, mmiuetictng on the .lOth, is very full or entries of ;>'t c!i.*? I to'- <?. Met onne 1 A- Thompson have had an addition to their stables, In (ilido, a five var old. hv Bonnie rtcoi land. darn Rebecca, by Ulencoe. Me*?r*. J. K. M'ilkluj, Of Ni'w York, ami Tho*. Wilson. of Hociit ?ror, nave purchased the trotting gelding George I'aimcr. Price |if>,t.oo. l.ttthaui, the call fort), a Ht.tlllori, l?o.it Marabtino Prlncc ar.fl Mike Norton In a race of mix beat*. ?t Newborn, u few uaya ago. The i.HIj heal wa-trotted In 2:^4 v.. The Narragan*eit fmr will tie a huge affair. All the good hor*c* at present on the turf arc entered for th'- *"veral purse* oifered. 'I lie meeting will continue three day*. The l,egi*lature of Maryland and the municipal mi tiiorl ties of I lie city of balluuore have each given I is>, ooo tow an)# the revival of racing Id Hum state. A new race cour.?e la to be formed in tit* vicinity of Baltimore. J. Minor Botu* famous atalllon Revenue died on the |i>tli in*t.. at llel Air. Va.. aved tweui>-*ix year*. The death ofthl* horse iniist have been very sudden, a* hie owner, when at the Paten>on rare* iw*t week, aaid that Revenue wan apparently aa yoiiug and vlgoroua ho he had been for twenty year*. When Mountain Boy and Lady Thorn trotted at Itlatid I'ark last week the receipt* of the utile were said to be f.lflfi. ninety per cut of which was divided l?et ween the owner* of the home*. They will l?e better paid at tlm I'nloti Course next week, a* the proprietcr of that track givea a legitimate puree of $1,000 for them to irot for. At the sale of Mr 4ohn Jaek*on> stud, at Fairfield, near York, hngland, it,an Atnol wa* bought by Mr. Blenktron for guinea*. Inn*ta!l Maid and KlTle were purchased r?y Colonel i?e Hut/.e !or l.oofi guinea* each. lUr whole *uid, comprising forty-lotrr mare*. thlrty-alx foal*, with aeven yearling* and Ave nurse* in training; aian the four stalltoDe-Hia'r AUioi, Nrptunua. Scandal and Hairy Braiifford?fetched in,iw giuneaa SEPTEMBER 26, 1868.-TRII THE MELITA DISASTER. Partlrulara of the Burning at Hm of Ik* Ntrauiliip JUellta?liencue ?f the Paaaroaera and Crew-statement of a Piwu-nnrr. A few days since we published a brief account of the buruin? of the steamship Meliia, Captain Jwum Sumner, of Liverpool, on the 5tU mm., while on the parage from Uosion to that port. Hy the ship Jacob A. Stamler, Captain Ueorge Sampson, which arrived here yesterday, thirty-nine days from Havre, having ou board the captain, sccond and third oflk-era, surgeon. chief aud second assistant engineer*, steward and fifty-four of the passengers of the Ill-fated vessel, we have full particulars of the disaster and full assurance of the safety of all who were involved. THE PIK3T ALARM. The steamship Melita left the port of Ronton on illiriltit 'it nnilAK AO fol? ?? .1 4 o ?- I uauvi iMituii mtnpivco IM C?C1 YUBHCl ncu:< to Hen, with an aggregate of IDS souls on board. Without forethought of disaster or prescience of ill fate tu the minda of crew or passengers, she proceeded ou her voyage, and at two o'clock ou the morning of the 6th instant hail reached latitude 4.3 deg. o4 uiin. north, longitude 29 deg. 20 uiin. west. At this time and while boutlng steadl! j aloof over the greit waste of water stretching to the horizon on every bide, a large part of the crew and most of the passengers being wrapped in undisturbed slumber, the cry of "Fire!"?that cry which alone and under such circumstances has power to pale the cheek of the stanch and otherwise fearless seaman, and Interrupt the cool self-poxHeasiou of his dauntless mind with tliuid imaginings?broke with startling distinctness ou tiio morning air, breaking the slumber of all on board ami wakiug to terror and affright passenger* and orew alike. An examination of the cause of this aiarui proved the vessel to be ou tire forward, and no time was lost hy the captain and cliiei officers in making preparation for a conflict with this iusidious enemy. The lire pump* were maimed, tuc sieam hose stretched forward, lines formed and every availaole means put in requisition lor passing water, it was a tight for life, lietween tho?e on board and a nameless grave in the fathomless deep alone existed the frail vessel ilius threatened with destruction, aud under this stimulus t tie men worited as only those work whose lives hang by the thread of their successful cii'ort. The male passengers joined in the exeriioun ol the crew; but as the day bore ou, in spite of liictr brave devoirs the tire gained headway, and daylight broke upon a doomed vessel and Illuminated the spectacle of desperate men vainly struggling against a terrible fate menacing them beyond all hope of escape. Notwithstanding the apparent helplessness of battling against what seemed Inevitable destruction the tight was bravely maintained through the llrsi hours of the newborn day; every glum e being anxiously, ever and anon, turned towards the hurl* zou on either side in the anxious hope of descrying some friendly sail, drawn to their redef by the r.? ... IU1UU1U U1 riUUM- "Ullll IIU1C l^UIUUUj Mil MUll'S Ol their desperate strait.. As iiihv naturally be supposed. tUe greatest alarm and eonsteruatiou prevailed anions the female passengers and children, and cries and shrieks of agony niingleo with the crackim r of the tierce iluiuot, increaalug the general dmtresa. hail, ho! At ahont half-pant oiyiit o'clock aaal' hove tn sigrht. At its lirsiappearance the jov exhibited by the struggling unfortunates \>;is beyond description, but w is soon change 1 ton terrible dread, and races blanched aualu al the thought that perhaps no notice would betaken of their Mtuatiou. This fear, however, was dlssiputed and a (ei-liiig of thuuki'uluesu aud gratitude too Htrong for demonstrative utterance to-jk possession of all when it became apparent that they had bean perceived auu that the sail was bearing down on them. The vessel proved to be the American ship Jacob A. Stamler, Captain (leorge Sampson, froji Uavre, boutid to New York, aud iu response to a signal from Cai>taiu Sumner lav to tor their relief. All hope of savuig the Al.'llU had loug sin: e been giveu up; but to slay the progress of the dames until such time as the passengers?mostly women and children?and crew could be got oif called for every exertion. No time was had to save anything: indeed, the passengers, b'tu; with)one exception in the steerage, had before this lost their all; but boats belli;; spec lily gat out from both vessels the work of transferring the women and Children commenced, the male passengers and crew following, the oilloers abandoning the burning vessel m the last extremity. Twenty hours were occupied in this work, and a four o'clock A. M. on September a, both vessels having drifted somewliai, in latitude 4!t deg. 4 mlu. north, longitude as (leg. ::o min. west, the Htamler got under way again. lighted on her course by the glare of the burniug steamer, now completely wrapped in flame?, which folded her tn a fierce embrace as though triumphing iu savagc glee, having won undisturbed possess" in of tin ir prey. The next morning the had entirely disappeared. savkh. The addition of one hundred and tight persons tn the nnmber of those on board the atop btamler, without provisions, caused great distress. J'tie passengers saved from the Meiiu uad not hiuiMiui wuat they wore and were in a moat wretched plight, presenting a pitiable appearance. Crowded together as tlioy necessarily were on the ship this was not the greatest subject of concern. The supplies of the vtfsei belli:; insutllcieut tor such a number of mouths for any length of time rendered it necessary to seek to make some other disposition 01 at ail events a portion of them, aud Captain .Sauipsou accordingly ordered a look OOi to be Kepi for a:. pMf ii? veneu and prompt signals to be exhibited when an. appeared in siglu in order that he might pu; a portion oi uio?e lie uau saved on board. uisi'O.-UNO ui siiK havkii. The flra' vessel trial atipeured whs the UriHuh bark i Moucijiiart, or Prince tid ward's Island, bound for Uverpiaii, which hove in siglif about half-past three o'clook in the art>Tnoou or that day. on being spoken tli? Captain agreed to take fifteen oi tbe shipwrecked mariners, and accordingly I tie cliicf oittccr an l sixteen of the crow of the Melita were sent oil board, iM'injf an exedw of twoover tne nuinlier he ' hud agreed to take. tin the morning of Hie sth the htiip kurracht-e. of au<l for tjreenock, was spoken ami visited by Captain Sumner, who. after considerable persuasion, induced her captain to take thirteen of his (Captain Sumner's) crew, who were a< corflingly tw'nt aboard. A little later the Prussian'brig Auguste, Captain Klock, from St. John. N. H.. bound to Newry, war spoken. Captain Klock expressed Ins perfect willingness to lake all ou iHierd hi- could, hut. his vessel being email only act en si.i in en ami < nine passenger* were acnt to Inin. A FKIKNIH.V Ml itVKU. There were still on board the ship sixty-two of those whom she had rescued from the burning Hteainer, which extraordinary addition to the number of thoae for whom the vessel was victualled on leaving port caused considerable anxlet.v, especially in tin- it'-in of water. A heavy shower of talu, how ever, wlilcli full a few days aiterwanls, and in which Capiitin Sampson caught 400 gallons ol water, spcedih removed that source of disquietude, and no furlner eonccin was fen that they c >uld tench New \ i rk without much tuiiTcriug, which was none a- i>?* fore stated. a KKCKKANT HAIMIR. It I* not often a tailor abandon* his hroilier sailor in distress, and wuile examples of heroic sot) aacriDee on the part of ouc toiler of the sea for other* in difficulty and danger can be cited beyond number, instances of recreancy or indifference to oitiern calamities are of vcr.v rare occurrence. The present disaster has however furniHlicd one. II appears that while the eiew of the s.e.iiuer were on then way to the alilp Stainler, Captain Sampson of the Marnier spoke a bark whose name he did not learn, thai answered she was rrom Waterlord, bound ror nurin-r. It wu? at night and she panned netween the ship and the steamer, yet when asked to lake a portion of the rescued crew on boaru the passed on without making any reapoiise. st at t m kfc 1' OK KOIIKKT l'ltlhm, A pahsentlkr. itanl nildni-iht on Saturday an alnrm of lire was raised. 'I he passenger* were all asleep. Some gut up and went on deck; but the greater portlin reina i ued tieiow. as dln-cted by the oUlcers, and kept very quiet, tm Saturday morning we all went on dec*. There was no cfttituplon or disorder. At daybreak we saw a ship, wlilcli cam;' un cio?c to u> aliout leu o'clock. She proved 10 lie the Jueob a. Stamler, ami a; eleven o'clock the feinaie passenger* were F-cut uu board of her. >Vc were uoi sent aiioanl null! tiv< In the evening. We were nut asked to assist at me pumps; but some volunteered ineir aervlces, I ne sailor* got drunk and w hen they were brought on hoard tli.s ship (the sunnier) were very riotous, some of them tumbled into the water and three were put in Iron", yviieti the Mcnta was slowly burning?that i*. all day Saturday until eleven o'clock at night, whi n tne flames hurst through the hatches?our luggage wits plied on deck and could have been easily saved. Two bonis, with two men in each, were alongside all day, yet not a box was brought over. I have three children here whhine. We nave lust everything but the clothe* on our Packs and tiny are much. We were wl'hln Ii>r?*o rtayt' MUI or ^uwnviown when the lire ;ippe.ired. ami in iny oni???i u woind have been uii fH-y matter to run in Ifi.\* Batches wore closed. At to how Ihr* nre originated It Ih eu*y to explain that. The ulitp sorting a leak three rtaya after wo l?*fr Hoatrm ami the wilier got Into the cotton, which lormed the bulk of the cargo. In-iieaM of ke*>|>inf? the hateliea closcd, h? I think should have l>cen done, they were wide open all tin* time. The ship ??h going full up*Til Anil there Dlenty of <lralt, t?o the cotton took tlri! of con rue. It took lire by upontnneoitfl combustion, I suppose. There are thirtyllve of the McJU'? |i-i?M'n^ r* on board the >tauiler now. The remainder have gone aaliore. NAMK? OP TIIK OPPICEH*. Tha following ar<* me names of the offlceri of the Menu* who arrive*! here In the ahip Jacob A. Slainler:?Captain, J amen .?n inner; Doctor, <kit don: second onicer, t'harle* VeWhinnle; third officer, Koger Bnrry; chief engineer, David Houston; second engineer, William Kerr: steward, James Klce. NAMKH or Till FAMHKNUKK*. Cabin?Mlutt w utaon. Heerajje - Jam- Brine*, John Uoyd, James Kennedy, Ml<haol McAulllf'', Lawrence Power, weorge Foley, John Nott, Relieca Noit, William John Hoor, Ann T. Hryan. Hubert (I. Chlstn, Mm. Chum, Henry Chlsni, Kllzabeth ChUtn, Kdward Cluaiii, Jane Joii'-s, Moses O'Connor. Kate Koley, Hannah Klely, Mary Masoll, William Kritz. Mary Smith, Mther Hwaln, Havid Wlblatus, Bridget l.artley, Margaret lyie, Michael Wi under*. John Hlggeubottoui, Sarah lliggentoottom, Nancy Mlggeohoitoni. Joseph tltirgenlioitoiii. Lake IliggeObottom, Catharine Walsh, Hlchaid Walsh. Mary Connor, Mary Harris, I'eter Karaday. Patrick ?;alla?her, jhotua* Hyan, Kllna role, Hannah ilauicy, Augustus >LE SHEET Fan ley. Bernard Ward, Patrick Ooffey, RrMppt MrIntyre, Juiui Plti|eriUd, Joueph BclslMtroiiKh, Alice iKrt'wi. Wiiiiani latnhert, Ann Jackson, Tnouias Mi> Guire, Mi. Lav. Jam tat Uuubar, stowaway. HAYTI. Movnarnl* of the irgrn Party?They Are Itppurlrd u Ijomlng Orouud-Tke Sie>?e Uulaed?Minister lloltUter Vruu Halunve. Port ap phinok, sept, a, is?s. Abont half of the $300,000 Bold loan asked i>y President salnave of ttie merchants of tins ,-ity has been furnished. An effort la being made to obtain the balance from private individuals. The reaction in favor of the government continues dally aain.ng ground in the South. A priest has arrived here Ivotu MiragcAne, charged with offering the surrender of the town to the President, and now a report, generally believed, haa it that Mirago&ne has been taken by atorrn by the government troops under Ueneral I.avaclie. The insurgeut garrison is said to have escaped, in part, to Petit (ioave. It is expected here that before loni? all the towns ami villages of the South will have returned to their alk*?'iuujd to the government, t'arrefour, Leo^iiue mid Grande Goavo have already done so. On the 22d nit. the war steamer Llberte, recently captured by the Insurgents, landed a body of troops at Fruitier, tnree nnle-t from there, . 'ho was fired at by the different forts, bn* wan not struck. On the :u)ih the government corvette Trait d'l'nlon, lately lltteil out, was sent to rapture her. A number of shots were exchanged between ihe two vessels, when the Llberto left and the Trait dTnion caiue back here. Towards the close of the past month the government twice unsuccessfully attacked Pe'tlouvllle. in the last endeavor they took .St. Atnunt, a small hamlet that ha<1 been very strongly fortified by the insurgents. On the 2d Inst, the villages of La Coupe and Aronlllnrd were evacuated, by uenerals John Lynch, Commander-in-Chief of the revolution, and ivtlou Kaubert, with th<>ir forces. They have gone to St. Marc, wlilch Is suiil to have been menaced with a counter revolution in favor of President Sal nave, tieneral Ntosage-Saget is said to have suggested this tvienattoo, so h> to have a concentration of troops to prevent further reactionary movements. The news from t ape Uaytlen is Indeed flattering to the President's cause. Some twenty or more (lavs ai;o a picked body of the garrison forces, led by General Kmanuel, made a vigorous charge upon the besieging Cacoa and rooted them, killing many and taking a piece of artillery, wliich was triumphantly iiruii^m in uiwn wnen tnu troops returned. The old General Joubert, one of the originators ol the present revolution, was among the insurgents killed in this sortie of the garrison. The man-of-war Alexandre I'rtion, formerly the calatea, Is dally ami anxiously expected ui Cape llaytlen from New York. Her arrival will be a great accession to President Salnave's strength. Altogether tt Is clear the revolution it) Koi(iif down. Should, however, Cape Kaytieu and (ionaives fall, as they may at any time, it is feared that then the North will secede from the Port au Prince jurisdiction and the South, ami tlins the republic will be divided into two, as it was iu 1810, when ClirlHtofjuo was crowned King of Hayti anl Potion assumed the Presidency of the southern part of the territory. The I suborn of Poll au Prince are now free from tiie damaging proxnuiiy of besiegers. Produce and provisions come in freely from the plains of Col de Wind E4kCoupe. l iifciitunately, alter the evacuation of the caoos, these were pi.laged by the soldiers. All distilleries were plundered aud the copper kettles cut up and broken and brought to town. Several families arc rendered penniless by tins vandalism, and many persons are preparing to leave the country. On the ;iist ult. Hon. O. H. Tlolllster, the American Minister resident, gave a bampiet at his country scat in honor of President Satnave, who assisted, with several ol his aids-de-camp. The otUeers of the Pnited States steamer Gettysburg were also present. The next day Mr. lloliister leit for the No. Hi <>n the Gettysburg. As far as 1 can learn there is some serious luisuuuertmridtug between lilin aud the revolutionary leader, General Nis 'aire ra/et. I hope to be imle in mv next 10 give you Hie results ol" the Minister's visit to St. Marc. I hear that nearly all the political pn oners gent into exile from here to Jamaica i>> tti Kr>ooli war steamer Hurcoup have gone to Jacmel, where they have published au address very d .uiueiatory of President Salnave, and in which they also pay lefthanded compliments to Mr. llolUster. Jacmel Is still hemmed up by the reactionists. On the 3d the government Issued an amnesty proclamation pardoning all those now in arms atraiust it who will s.nicoder at once?excepting the Vkritirtrml iMLlnru. From the MitHiteiir 1 itixl tliat citizen Alexandre Plorent, recently named Minister of Jnitloe, Public Instruction and Religions Worship. Uuh, lor tjood and saiistactnry reason?, declined the threefold appointment. Hiialre Jeau-l'lerre, Director of the 1'ort au Prince Custom Howe, ho* iieen named a* his sui cesHor. Alexandre T^le, .Minister of Huanee and Foreign Relations, is alio to tllu charge of the porifolio of commerce. (Senernl Nuiua Kiirnnd will continue as Minister of the Interior, AKi'h'iilturt) ami labile Works, while Ueuoral la* Clement enters the Cabinet once more as Minuter of War and Murine. Louis l'tispmasse remains ( eneral Director < > Customs, l itis Is tun present constitution of the Cabinet. There Is no telling what It mar be next week, ao man) changes hai it experienced ?>f lata. General Cwment Is abaeat from the capital but Im-; Iwcu nent for to assume the lead of the War ami Marine liureau. senator lleurl is to succeed hltu in the command o! the I'ort de Paix district. Merlin tan file. MajeHtv'sifiinboat Royalist ha*uone to st. Domingo on aeruis . Tin- "r*"lA gnnboat Uuadlano leaves next Monday, 7th, lor >antid^;o de Cuba. Tha government Iras bonki a caigo or American provisions, wincu li If- retailing to the people at very low prices. The merebmt briR Oliver Cutis is to sail on (tie nun for .New lorkwitii coffee and lojrwood. I. M HJ. HM to $1WlUjIllB foi om pattlSl! dollar. NalnuTf't Kwlr flflhr I Ir.> I Inn Slorv?Thr Mlrgr ol (tnniilvo?The fampuljrn Throughout the t'ounlry? WonJlenr An-oiota ol Vni?d.tli?m? Oulnidr Kvldrni'ex of Kxusaeruliou?Thr .\a> tsmllxiiiiuu (JupHion. Kinoston. Jam., Sept. 10. IMS. I'y the West India and Panama steamer liollvar, wlin li came into i<n(t vsterdav. I have auvlees Irom ilie llavlian capital to the t>th Instaiii. During the preceding ten days an abundance of happy events for President hutnave have happened and prcsag;- the early triumph of IiIh arms. The Ih> siegers 01 I'ort, an Prince, under Ccnerals Johu Lviiclt ami I'll ion hauhert have raised the siege of the city and evacuated In turn I.a Coupe, p. tlouvllle, Droulllard and La Croix den Uomiueis. On the 1st Inst. (ient rals Lynch and Kinbtrt embarked ou board the rebel s'canter Lltierte, t<? join \l?sacc-saget at Ht. Marc, and left thnr follower* to rejoin tneui then- as i>eai they could. A body of government troops, under t.eneral Vii Mitiin, followed the retreating insurgents be.vitnd La Crotl de- Kouquets, taking a numWer of prisoners The MonUeur affirms that the revolutionists left l?ehind theiu thirty pieces of artillery. M>ine in good condition, besides a<|iiautity of provisions and aiuuini.UioiL The President wnn not Hit overjoyed liy fills favorable terminalIon of his defence or the capnal as to forget what It became him to do at on e to further strength!.u Ids r*uiae and to niake the most of Lynch'* u:id I'Hubert's flown before Port-au-l'rliK'C. 1 lie town of Uonaives was si ill holding out for the government, General Vlctorlne Chevalier couiinandlug. Me had made several firth* Against hi besiegers, in one of which he captured a gun, but had failed to drive them oil. on the contrary they have hemmed him In closer than ever. The (/aeon by land, and the Liberia and armed boat" by ?ea, had cut off all communication* and supplies. 'I he garrison was suffering for provisions, on the 4th the Corvette Trait d'llnlon, and a schooner lud?'n with provisions, were font from Port au Prince by >alnave. lor the relief of Chevalier and his soldiers. Hefore leaving, this corvette Trait d*l nion. which iss strong merchant vessel recently fltt*Ht out as a man-of-war, tried to get a tight out of the rebel steamer Liberie, luit. failed. Tins occurred on the yisi ultimo, wlun the Liliorti' was in sight of I'ort au Prince. The Trait d'I nlon was towed towards her by tne towbont Acc*1*rf, but she was too fast for the corvette and kept out of range. On the 1st the i.iihtk reappeared htron tii<- eapitai, bat leu iii>-NAinc (lav anil Imh not Im-cii wtd h/hiii i>y Uiw Port mi I'riTK'luiiH. rhe government renorta of affair* In tli? Interior ail ahow favorable reault* for Halnitve'n ultimate tnrcea*. I will -yttop i/.e them, auttonlug your leader* at the miiic time that Hit / are t<. t?e re eued with cnu*iderabl<' allowance* made for the lla) Dan predlapualUoii for e.xa^ciatlona. At Leogane lleneral Christ, Jr., Ih jru.iriltng the place wuli about 800 mm. Omcnli ('brM, M llolophertie an<1 l.alon<l have aaeembied awl ora ?:? ir.etl a large forcc of Planet*, with whli li liiey ar? :?* (Tive another blow to jiti-mel. At tiro* Moic on Augnai /?, i.i-ueral Heurtquea, with out> llon? n, routed twice that iiumherof Cucoa. Twodaya inter the young flenerai Marrelln (rave them Hiiniher licking at San i.oiiik ilti NonL In Kivi- re >ai*Uenerai Syndle udmlmaterod a third defeat to the l acoe, killing aud woumiing ?eventv-eight or Unm and<ap turln* forty-five. In Moletu. Nicholas the government force* held undi*turt>ed po**e??lnn. In the department of Arttbomte the reaciioumt* arc >eiy active* tietnral Nntaage Wat: it, of the revolution, hud to oreiipy Marrh and with a part of hi* troop*, moved haMtltv there from Mt. Mar<' to prevent the place pro tiomx Injr for Halnave. On the lat nod. the government troop* aMMiiitod and carried Fort ttarl* near Petite Ooave, killing the iumnpenl cetnutaitdar, 5 ! Colonel Altnidnr. PeMt* Ooave mint now Inevitably 1 fall Into ttie government's hands ere long. Km,illy, on the .Ml iriHU, tli*? liquet lea tcr, Ctnerai I'eui l'raii(;>>N, obtained rtu/nal advantages over a body of iimh tft'ntH between Hal net ami La Klche. riic Monilrur publlwiitm many account* of act* of cruelty and vHii'la ism oiuniuu! t by the rebel*. The worse one l* undoubtedly the maiming of a small son of (Jeuertl VII Lubiu, at l a Coupe, merely . because of the imiurgenM' haired ot the uiUer. Alure one reads of thi* piv-eut civil war iu lUytl ihe more is he ponvlnce.il of the truth that both .-it. let* are carrying it ou In a regular Kilkenny cat fan'ilea. The government. by IU monopoly of coffee, wan enabled to buv a cargo of American provision*, brought by the Oliver I'utta, ttud to pay for It iu < of ! IP'!. ll now sens loose prowioua in me peope of Port an Prince iu small quantities ai cost price. This has allayed ttie discontent th.it vnt arising because of tin (leaines* of salt provisions. The government soldi m pillaged nearly every house lu La Coupe, upon their reoccupm ion of tu? j.lace. The Spanish Cluu^o d'A.fuires lost all hU clothing, and everything else 11. .it wan In id* house there. Mr. .spencer Si. John, the British CiiarRi d'ArTaircs, w as a much greater nuiferer, (>y losing a valuable collection of manuscripts ami all his private correspondence with the late Hajah Brooke, of Borneo .fame, whose literary executor he i*. Tlis letters were invaluable. Genera! Vu L'ib.ii has Assured Mr. St. John that if they are jet iu the uriuy ho siia'.l have them restired. < ueiai \U Rubin in a man of determination and 01 ms word, but It la very underlain whetiier ue slia. succeed iu finding the letters. The Haytt&n Ministry has undergone another change, and to-day smarts thus:?Alexander I'cte, Finance* &ud Foreign r? lattons; llllaiie j,-,m Pierre. Justice, Public Instruction aud Hedgious Worship; General Nuiuu lligmd, interior, Agriculture and Public Works; Geuaral Meuuias Clement, War ami Marine; Louu I'Rspmaase, Director General of Cu?touts. Most of the new Ministers have issued circulars. Jean Pierre, as the nead oi the Bureau of Religious Worship, has addressed one to the Vicar General of Port au Prince and to the priests throughout tue repuolio, telling them, unions other ttiln^-t, to instruct their flocks 111 tue duty of obedience lo the established and legitimate government, and enjoining them, "above all tilings," to include tin: uame of the President, Sylvum Sainave, tn every praver offend bj the Ctinrcii. Forgetful of Sa.uave's rebellion at (ape lla.Mian against lietlrard, the Minister emls his circular witli these words:?"I hope that sacred words, oiten repealed to his children of lla.tti, will inspire them with a nol.v love for tueir coiurry mm wiu upai n iu u ma amui irmum it Is now receiving." The Vicar lieneral replied ?i ull thin in tren'-ral teiuu, proieetnig that tlio clergy would always coutiuue u> abstain trout miMiig witti any party, and would contribute to lmpreM eacb one wiih Ins duty according lo the uiuxinid of tinSaviour. Minister lVte, is v'hlef of Finance, in one circular announced Utat in order to secure an equilibrium of finances Hie tfoverniuent will from ne:?t month temporarily suspend every institution uot of an urgent diameter. In another circular, Issued as Minister of Foreign Relation-, Mr. 'fete discoursed thus:? * Tha government of tiie republic baring used every cnnclllat orv mean* to induce tue ir.aurgcnta who have taken up arine agalnet eatabllehnd authority to submit and return lo order aild obedience to the lawa, daploring the uniortunate and ter rlble cxofMen to which Uilf luaurreotion haagivt-u riac aod which It cnutnuea to cauae lo tbe aeveral locailm-a wliari u exiata, previous lo deeming on the adoption ol ai iia power lc snfurcn tba anbialMloi or lha locaiillea, which yet peraut Id their criminal reaolvea, and *o aa not to awerva from iheae principles which tbe government bna constantly followed?of endeavoring to encml all pneaihle protection and guarantee* of tba l.?w* to tbe foreigner* and the peaceable fnnaltaiits who reaide In our aeveral lowna, it la declared that a laat warning ia given to the Inaurgcuta. Combined foroea will ab rtly attack all tbe cltiea which yet remain lu the bandit of the timnri;?i?ia. Korei^nera, aa well aa Ulnae of the Inhabitant* who haw alwaya lemli::cl quiet, without lalLluK part In tlila luaurrectlim, whlcn dtaolatea and rulna tba count ry, are Informed that ibey mint Irmnrd lately report themanlveB to the commander* of tbe KOTertime nt troopa, who will adord them tbe facility of placinz ibeinaelvaa near leg'tlmata authority, auil grant them all inu protection 10 which they ar-* entitled. Bat ulnm.d they fail to abide by the condllinns of the pieaeut warning the government can not aud will not be reaponailile for tbe evlir wnlch are attendant or the accident of war wulc't may happen to litem. Minister Tete lias also issued the following proclamation or circular, which shows clearly tliat his views on the subject of nuturaii/.atlon are not up to the American stain lard, mid mast uot prove very a cepUlile to I'resUeui >aiuavo's laluaaie frltuJ, Minister HoUlSter:? Certain Ilavtvua are eMnrlnf their country In the moment of danner into whMi ft has lately been thrown, ao that 11 hat come to toe knowledge of government that ibey are becoming tiattirnllzed lu the tliflerent conaulate*. Without recalling to then, the tlntea of peace during which they llred, andior which in rtt irn In the mocneul 01 danger every cltlzrn ovrii his services to lila country; that nationality doea ins ' ompiMSiy oat ')? a declaration of once dealr* to be (int i it jiuiat the lime wlieu it la ne> caaary lo give th" country bla attar* of aislalancn and labor ; while, aluo, auch declarations made to change ont'a nationality have not the advantage even of being regular. The public l? warned that the government will conaldrr as null li unit ui lorelgn naturalization aud lliat It will energetically di?"wu them when brought to ita notice. Tbe competent a.it.i rlilcr ?re directed lo look upou all aucb aa vai'ieleaa ami without ell vet. There were nut two iner-bant ships In Hit* liartior of Port an it1ik',c when ihij Ho'.lvur left. The ltilted .states sitsnicr tietl -.burg hail <0:10 011 tne iid insi. fur a ciu.-ii' in tu uorth of the isinnd, with Minister Holllater atul tiu secretary aboard. On the 5th her HrUisii Muj" y> steuuier ^.o.vailst left for .'auto Do Dlllitio. IK r . ainor.c .tiH.cnLj .1 nit-itiiici ouauisuii was Ui leave ou Ule >tU Tor Santiago de Cutuw l'tie news fruiii 'ape Haytieu only rea h to the :td Inst., brought here i>y the French ma:i ateamer. Cautaln Th> oimlde Hansen. the oillccr who wu in command ol the S} Ivaiu at the time of in. r capture by tlte insurgent*, had arrive.] at the Cupe, having obtained Iiih release by strategy. He propped, when Drat taken, to join the causu t?r the revoluiioa, and thus mauairud to get ou to M. Marc. Ihcre he united with the Cacos, umler (.'cneral Nord. They marched afterwa.ds on to Cape Hay i ten, and ut iitilti Cap, about two miles ou, l ap :i i I'ansicu offered to n? to the rayu and prevail u;?.>u the authorities to surrender, weneral Nonl u;:recd, aud Heul him on but once in Cape Haytieu. in.* Captain reported to the ijeuural In com.nan.i lor duty fur Munave'd cause. On August -jf! -.eneral ford himself went to<'otufort, one mile from rape Haytieu, and -ten; a deputation to its authoru.es. proposing u coiiui ' h c. I'he latter accepted ami attended, aud after u conversation the parties on both sid'*s em!',';.; -d each oth'T. Uenerai Nord told hl.s lucihr. :i .. .i lie had come to aHk a pi': :eful surrender ul the .1 and had not come to U^iit, us they were all lU.in. ns un 1 brothers, lie showed a despooleut 1. "nr froui Salimve to Cttevailer. which had Iwvn Inter copied by t.eu-jral PtUou Faubert f.oard the vessel that hove it. After Mi> peru-a of this letter some of Salnave's iren orals desired to surrender, >uid the citizens of tue city icJolced, thinkuu the civil war terni'iiiii I. They were soon dfapp'ltifed. Ueiieral.s t'l;.-so* Auhas ami Halnt l.u leu Kmauuel opposed all hi jer lerand declared thai the entry into the place 11111.1 .* made over their dead Somes. General Nor.. ,i!;cr this slated th it he had hoped to enter wlthou th. eifu slon of blood, but lie would now be compelled to do so by force. Thereupon ihe couieremc . .u! d. In the city an attack was momentarily k;iec.tcl. Aui.a* uud Bnianue; were prepared to meet .1 baldly tn..j fearlesHiv. NATURAL ZATiSN. Yesterdii}'* proceedings in the Court of rnmmnn Pleas, 111 the supreme Court and In th<- niiiee* of the I Naturalization Mureau were not marked t>r auy ex I triifir.lm.ii-v luMilAiitii J11d.ru Iturrptl imlu ?il. frnm twelve to two In the Common Plea*. and hi the Supreme Court tiut one hour was devoted to trie work of naturalization. The usual crowd of brevet citizens hemeped the lark hole known a* room No. 12 Ion# mfi>re noou wa? announced frtfiu ilie cupola of the city Hail and walled with commendable patience for their turn with the fussy official* behind the counter. One individual, who was not quite ? civilian in api>earance, but who was seemingly under the protection of 4tout party In blue, landing tteslde Mm, was stationed at the floor. with a pole the length of twelve feet in iiH hand, on which wa? inscribe! the talismanlc word police." lo an inquiry as to tho meao11 u ot the demonstration he replied that he was there to shove oi! the crowd. The crowd wan not very dense at an> time during the day ami ilie youth with the pole had nu opportunity of displaying hi* prowess in shoving. What lie will do when the Kuai unwashed ami unterritled, now ambnshed belli.id the wall* of 'lammanr Mali, advauce on his defence*, time will reveal. in the Court at Common f'!es* John McWrath wnd another <;reek pr> s ,it??i their paper* of . Itizenstnp for the signature of thu J'n'te. but it turned oui on examination that they were just one ti.iy too sooo. 'I he iwo ?e'ir* that the law require* to have e.apsed between the declaration of Intention to become a cltlzrfh and the swearing of allegiance to the United Mate# had not been completed by some hour*. Judge Harrett there.'ore handed back the p.ipi-rs and Invited the applicant* to call again another day. Ono man'* appiicatlou was rejected lie came it could not be proved that lie had raided one continuous year in the Mtate. It l* worthy of remark that tho*e of the applicant* who served in the army ami who claim m/ensMp ou that ground make Hie least fuss ami answer th? questions put tlie;n witu the greatest re,?d!ne*< ami polltenesa. A soldier presented himself yesterday who had served six months of his terra Ui th* armv In Andemonvllle prison, ills papen were 'oumt correct', and h was very speedily supplied with itie :ertlf)( H'l'l of ( 111/cmhin to wlitr-ll In* .orm. ? in (ha oi'neof the rnlon entitled him. Kllteffi (xraoua were naturalize J In the supreme Court yeaterday. The Court of Common flea* will lie closed to day, hut Judge Harrett will ?< oti Mouo.?? at tWeive o'clock, U> rcauoie tiiev?oi?oi naturalisation. Naturalised y<?iecday ?:< f*rev><.n?ij uaturuilzed l,nia* orTUAir. Hh-hnrd .Home. \ te e ;rnin announces the rtetl* of Mr. It?hard C. iiorae, of this city. He died ai Kl."?ingen, Germany, on Tnr- lay last, In the r.'veii'j-fourtli jrear of hi* l?e< eiiaed graduated or Ya.<?College In the rluM or MIX After studying theology in the stenimarr of AndOT?r, Miiaa., lie tame to this city la wliens in ?onnei-tlon with In* brother. lie comnienced the fulilkatinn of the New > urk btuervmr, with which journal lie retrained until Wis. II* thsa retired Irotu active life, and was travelling lu coin pan? with his wife lor the benetlt of hta heaitb at me time of uie oeatu.