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K ; SPAIN. Herald Special Report from the National CapftaL. Brilliant Victory for the Carlists After a Severe Battle. A Republican General Killed on the Field. Hundreds of His Men Dead, Wonnded or Prisoners. CANNONS AND BAGGAGE CAPTURED. Internationalists' Demonstration Against Life and Property. TELEGRAMS TO THE KEW YORK HERALD. The following special despatch to the iTii?at.t> has been received from our correspondent in the capital of Spain : ? Madeid, July 11, 1875. The Carlist army has obtained another bril nam; victory over uio epanisn government, troops. The battle was fought near Ripoll, in Catalonia, by the Bourbon ist forces under command of Don Alfonso and Saballs. heavy losses in killed, wounded and PBISONEES. The combat terminated with a loss to the Spanish republican column of 100 men killed and wounded and 800 made prisoners. a bepuelican oenerax dead on the field. General Cabrinety, of the government -army, is among the killed. gttn8 and baggage gone. The republicans also lost two cannons and All their baggage. Carlliti Routed by Republicans and Terrible Retaliations of tbe War. Bayonne, July 11, 1878. The Carlist force which captured San Gucsa, In Navarre, was soon driven out of that town by a force of republicans. The government troops afterwards sacked the place, burued the factories and insulted the women apon the pretext that the population sympathized with the Carlists. Internationa Hat Uprising Against Lift and Property. Madrid, July 11, 1873. The Impartial says the Internationalists in Alcoy fcave risen against the authorities, shot the Mayor, burned sixty houses and are now besieging tbe civil guards and volunteers, who had taken refuge In the Town Hall. They hold a number of prominent citizens as hostages. find threaten to ahont them If tliA (mors at tack tho to>va from the outside. "fighting it oct" on tub link?inscbgents killed. The Spanish Minister of War lias received intelligence oI a battle at the town or Santa Coloma, province 01 Harcelona, In which fifty of tho insurgents were killed. RESIGNATION. General Cordova has declined the command of the Army of tho North. Br Ik" OS THE IRON RAIL. An accident occurred yesterJay on the Southern Railway by which many persons were killed and injured. Frcnch Rcporta of Republican Defeat nd Losseo. Bayon.ve, July U, 1878. Reports have reached this placc that the Carllst chief Saba lis, with 3,ooo men, has surprised a iorce of ?,000 republicans under General Cabrinety, near Rlpoll; that Cabrinety was killed, over half of his command taken prisoners and all his artillery cap* tured. O'ZELLT. Herald Special Heport from Madrid. The Herald Commissioner from Cuba in the Spanish Capital. Hit Liberation Under Guarantee of the British Legation. TELEGRAM TO, THE NEW YORK HERALD. The following special despatch to the TTttKAx.n has been received from oar correspondent in the Spanish capital: ? Madrid, July 11, 1873. Mr. James J. 0'Kelly, the Hkrat.d special commissioner from Cnba, has arrived at Madrid and obtained his liberty under guarantee of the British Legation. TURKEY AND EGYPT. Diplomatic Doubt of Ottoman Concession to the Khedive. TFLEBRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. ConstANTiNon.b, Jely 11, 1873. The report that the Saltan had lnsned a flrman granting extraordinary powers and privilege* to tbo Khedive of Egypt is discredited in diplomatic circles here. FRANCE. Cabinet Idea for the Assemblage of a Great Power s Congress?The Commercial Question a Grand Governmental Essential. lELEGRAH TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. IiONDO*, July 11, 187S. (t is reported that the French government has under consideration the question of calling a congress of representatives of the great Powsrs, In Paris, for the purpose of dlscuaslng the terms of a new commercial treaty. THE CHOLERA. Progress of the Disease Among the Population in Germany. TELEGRAM TO TIE HEW Y0?K HERALD. Peulin, July 11. 1873. The cholcra has appeared at various places In Germanr, hat uonerallr upon a small ncale. Tne greatest number of cases hue occurred In tiM HfWA Of RftUflbMb B?Y?rla> I " ^ fTKW TOM ngMW MJTGUlHAKLNG Tfce Duke of Edinburgh to Marry u. e Granfl Duchess Maria of Russia. I The Seoond Son of Viotoria Pledged to the Only Daughter of the Czar. RECOBD OF TEE SOLUM CONTRACT. Important Political Considerations Involved. The Bride's Fortune and Accomplishments. Interesting Incidents During the Progress of the Courtship. TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. London, July 11, 1873. A marriage has been finally arranged between His Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, the fourth child and second son of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrowna of Russia, the fourth child and only daughter of His Majesty the Czar Alexander the Second. the contract sealed. The final settlement and arrangement of the oontract took place at the hour of eleven o'clock this (11th inst.) night POLITICAL CONSIDERATION'S. The Duko of Edinburgh thus foregoes his right of succession to the Duchy of SaxeCoburg, which fact involves important political considerations. TEH GRAND DUCHESS? MARIA. Her Imperial Highness the Qrand Duohess Maria Alexandrowna, the bride elect, was born on the 17th of October (5th, Russian style), in the year 1853. She is consequently in the twentieth year oi her age. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH. His Royal Highness the Dake of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe and Count of Ulster and of Kent, was born on the 6th of August, in the year 1844. He is, consequently, on the eve of completing the twenty-ninth year of his age. His Royal Highness holds the commission of Captain in the Royal Navy. Courtalilp, Cooing and a Large Fortune, with a Most Amiable Lady. A letter (torn Naples, under date of May 6, furnishes some very Interesting facts relative to the progress of the courtship of the royal lovers. The writer reports:? Prince Alfred or Kngland lert Sorrento tills morning en route to ISngiaiid. Betore starting Ills Royal Uighness and the Grand Ducticss Maria of Russia rode out to take a lust view of one of the many charming sccnes In the neighborhood, for the members of the Imperial family are early In their habits, and on their return the steamer was at anchor under the villa. There pan hp iin liAattJittnn ultftr nil that, is fronlv ro. ported here, la now speaking of the engagement 01 the Duke of Edinburgh to the Uiand Duchess Maria. Those vvho should be well Informed tell me that they met at Hesse-Darmstadt a year or two since, and that from that time aa understanding existed between them. During Prince Alfred's residence In Sorrento, thouirh nominally staying at the Tasso, he has been constantly at the Imperial villa irom morning till night. His Royal Ulguness 19 now returning to London, but Will leave It again shortly, and join the Empress of Russia and the Grand Duchess at Jujjenhelin, In Hesse-Darmstadt. The Emperor or Rusua will also be there later, and official publicity will then, no doabt. be glveu to the marriage that la to be. One difficulty existed which has been trarmounted. It was proposed as a condition that the Duke of Edinburgh should reside a certain period of time every rear in Russia, but he refnned to bind himself. Something more than rumor says that the Grand Duchess *111 bring her husband ?20,000 a year, besides ?200,000; but vet a larger lortune will be the sweet, amiable disposition of which every one about the court speaks. It is just now said that the young couple are to live, half the year at least, in Russia, and have one of the new houses on the quay, In tront or the Admiralty. at St. Petersburg. Tne bride's fortune is to be a million oi rubles. One oi the cMei caases of delay in the arrangement or the match has been the wish on each side to stipulate ror living the greater part of the year in l.ngland or Rnssla respectively. Hence the compromise or divining the time equally between the two. A question of precedence in England is said to have contributed to this delay. ENGLAND. Bate of Discount on 'Change and at the Bank. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, July 11, 1373. The rate ofdlsconnt for three months' bills in the open market is one-hair per cent below the Bank of Kngiand rate. IRELAND. Belfast Agitated by the Momory of the Battle of the Bojne?Sensible Advice from an Orange Legislator. TELEGRAM TO THE HEW YORK HEIALOL London, July 11, 1873. There la considerable excitement in Beiraat in consequence of apprehensions or disturbances HnWnff thn napft/ln nf thn nrflrnrnmnn lu-uiunun UlUIU| ??v f?? vt ?uw The authorities have made extensive preparations for the maintenance of order, and are resolved to act vigorously should the scenes of the last l2tU of July be repeated. One thousand extra policemen nave been marched to the town and additional military forces have been seat to the garrison. A placard was postad throughout Balfsst this morning signed by Mr. William Johnston, Member of Parliament from that city, deprecating an Orange demonstration. municipal Constables Smacking of Re omaacy or Socialism. Dublin, July u, 1873. The police of this city have addressed a memorial to the commissioner declaring that If certain demand" of theirs are not conceded they must <iecllno all responsibility for the preservation of order. THE ENGLISH TUUZ The Liverpool J?4y Meeting?Baos for the Cap. mEUAffl TO THE HEW YORK HERALD. London, July 11, 1R73. At the Liverpool Jnly meeting to-day tho Liverpool Cup was won by Jnrnao. Lord Derby was second and Precentor third. The betting at the start was o to 1 against the winner, i to 1 against Lord Derby and ti to 1 agnail Prtwawr, ? HERALD, SATURDAY, MIRYLm MDRDEW Execution of Tiro Negroes foi Horrible Crimes* raaroisH atrocities revenged An Itinerant, Cu00^ Clean er's Awful t^ate. JAMES SCOFIELD'S DOOih. Stories of Dark Deeds in the Border State. > --1 V HANGED BY THE NECK. Scenes Before, at and After the Execution: of the Mnrdereri. LESSONS FROM THE SCAFFOLD Last Words and Confessions of the Bloody-Handed Blacks. pr inob Frederick, Md., July 11, 1S78. On Saturday, December 28 last, the body ol Eugene Archie Burden was found near the public road to Upper Marlboro, some twelve miles from this place. The marks of violence upon hit head made It evident that ho bad been murdered. Burden was a Frenchman by birth, and bad been travelling through the country as a clock-cleaner. On the 20th, some two days before his body was found, be had called at Mr. Howe's store, about sunset, and askod blm if he could give htm a night's lodging. Mr. Howe Informed him that he had bat one spare room and that had already been promised to some civil engineers who wore employed In locating a railroad route through the neighborhood; that, however, he bad no doubt Mr. Dowell, who lived not very far off, could accommodate him. At the time of the conversation there was present la the store a colored man named Albert Saunaers, who voluntcored to Bhow him the way. They left the store together, and nothing was neon of Burden until two days afterwards. A couple of boys were hunting a barb which ran Into a deep gaily, and in the pursuit of the game they came upon the body of the unfortunate man. They at once notiQed the people at the nearest house. At the Coroner's Inquest, belore winch Saunders, who had remained In tho neighborhood, was summoned as a witness, the circumstantial evidence pointed so plainly to him as tho murderer that lie was arrested and brought down here to jail to await the action of the Grand Jury, which, at the last May term of the court, presented an indictment against him. Before tho trial came off Saunders made a fall confession to Mr. Hindry, the county Jailer. He said that after he left the store he picked up a heavy oak stick or club, and that when they had gone a short distance he struck him a blow with all his strength on the left side of the head; that the man fell in the road, but Just then he heard a man coming on horseback and lie ran and hid in the woods; that after the horseman passed he came hack, and as the man was still klckiug he gave him another blow, and then he Old not kick any more. He stooped down to scarch his pockets and get his money, when ho heard another horseman coming, and ho ran again Into tho woods till tbis sccond man passed. Then when he came back the third time he dragged him into the woods and threw him down Into the galley, \Vhere he was found. That he took THE WOI.LEN SCARF OR COMPORTER off his neck, but that was all he brought away. The money which he foand In one of his pockets was a big roll or hills, and that, with a silver watch he had on, he lill under some small bushes In tho gulley. The satchel or small bag which Burdell had with him he left In the road. It had nothing in It but his clock tools, and they were no use to him. This satchel was found in the road the next morning AFTBK THB MURDER by a colored man. The comforteT, which was recognised as belonging to the man, was found by the Jailor at the place near Saunders' house, where he said he had hid it: bat the watch and money have never been round, though diligent search has been made at and In the vicinity or the places he described. Since his confession and conviction be denied teing guilty?that he tiad nothing to do with the murder of the man, and he don't know why he said so. That it was all lies that he told. That he left Burdell Ivlng drunk in the road where he l'eli shortly after'they left the store, and that was tfce last he saw of him. Tho only thing about hia confession waa that he robbed him of the comforter. They were going to hang him (Saunders) lor a murder that he had nothing to do with. No one who was present at the tnal entertains the slightest doubt of his guilt. He told the laller that bo wanted him to And the money wblcn he said he hid because money always got people out of trouble. That if there was as much there as he thought there whs he could hire a blti lawyer and then they wouldn't hang him. The fellow showed a good deal or shrewdness la this remark ; but it Is but just to say that he wus well and laithiully defended. Messrs. Bri3coe and l^yles? the former a lawyer of considerable nore In the county and the latter a young man of decided Eiomlse?undertook his deience and did the very est that could have been done In his behalf; but his fate was a loregonc conclusion from tUc very outatart. HIS CONFESSION only rendered certain tUe conviction that everybody who knew the circumstances entertained of his guilt. _ FACN1>ERS TUB MlTWEKER. Saunders was a man of rather a low stature, about live feet four lncnes in height and weigh")! about one hundred and sixty pounds; his muscles were remarkably weil developed and ho possessed a correspondingly great strength. In all probability the first blow which ho strnck the poor Frenchman fractured Is skull. Saunders was a pure-blooded, African-looking negro, and, with low lorehend, broad and deep nostrt.s. a half-stupid and hair-icroclous loo*, was evidently A HAM MORE AN" MA I, Tit AN HUMAN in hiE nature. He was about twenty-two or twenty-three years or age. He waa born a slave. In the upper partef this connty, but irom bis early boyhood bad the reputation or a thief. He had only i?At?? At* ?ha HaitiPanifntiMarv irhi?fu hA bad nerved out a term ol imprisonment for larceny, some two weeks beicre the miinlcr. Only within a day or two prior to hts execution did he seem to have any idea of his late. HIS TRIAL took place at the May term of the Court, but his doath warrant, signed by tbe Executive ot the State, was not brought down here until quite recently. When It was read to him by the Sheriff he listened to It with titter indifference. In some way or other be felt confident of escapuig?either bj a pardon or breaking out of Jail, lie uad made two or three attempts at the latter, and once, bad it not been for tlie vigilance of the jailer's wife, would have succeeded. The jail Is a smalt log building, covered outside with plank; It contains two moderate-sized rooms, eacb one having a small, heavily treated window. It stands in tbe Coort House lot, a Hliort distance in the rear <>f that building. Outside of the enclosure, about fifty or sixty feet off, Is the dwelling of tbe Jailer. One evening on his return to bis boose from a short absence his wife told him she had heard for tbe last hour or two A ORATING OR MOOING NOISK at the Jail, and he had better go ovor and see what wa? the matter. He went immediately, and foutid that Saunders had succeeded in removing a plank from the door, had slipped off his irons, which were ratber too largo fof him, and then, with an old pot iron which be had In some way obtained, had dug a hole under the foundation of the Jail almost large enough to get his body through: a few minates' more work aud he would have been free. When he found that be was discovered, at the jailer's order he returned to his cell, where he was firmly secured by readjusting bin lrous, which were made smaller and well riveted. They were kept on till the day before Ills execution, when they were removed and he was givon tbe freedom of his cell, the Sheriff, with h posse, keeping u continuous day ami night watch over the 1>tiluring. There was a good two story brick jau souk few years ago in?;tcu4 of the orwen JTJLiY 12, 1873.?WITH SU log o?Mn, bat the prisoners then eonflned in one ot the upper rooms on a cola Winter's night took iiri irotu the stove, burned a hole through &&&& Aois 10?, 0&*U7 trMf tfielr escape. The Are was pot discovered In time, and tho building was destroyed, r The present jail Is a dlacrodlt to the oonn ty. It tins 1 noltuer the security nor tlie accommodations sucU building* should possess. t141 <^b:;kk vi, sentiment oi iap community la uiat the in in richljr deserved bu fate, though there Is not that leeung on the ubject that there would be tf the mulaered man had been a resident fiind Well known in the <iouut/ I Instead oi an Itinerant clock cleaner without rela'< tlons or acquaintances. the vlorix bttrdki.f. waa evidently a man superior to hia assumed callIn (r. He was well dressed, of good appearance aud ? baa seen much of the world. He told Mr. Howes that he whs a relation of the Or. Burdell murdered In New York uiauy years ago, and ot whose murder Mrs. Cunningham, known to be Ills mistress, and who clalmeuto be tils wife, was accused. He spoise several languages and was quite an artist. A day or two be'oro, whsu ho had been at Mr. Howes' house, he drew a beautiful design for Mrs. 1 Howes to work np In a lace pattern. That the n?rn waa not what ho assumed to bo everybody who came In contact with him was . well assured. I| was found alter his death that bo I bad made himself known to tbe captain 01 the ateamer on wblch he was a passenger from Baltimore to Calvort count/ as belonging to tbe Masonic Order. As soon as satisfactory evidence waa given to tlils effect the uearest lodgo of the neighborhood ga*nered all the brethren Belonging to It, and, visiting the stranger's grave, took np Ids , Dody ana relnierreu it in tbe cemetery of the Episcopal church, near by the scene of lis murder, with all the hono.a and solemnities pertaining to the Masonic ritual. Mot until Wednesday did the prisoner roalize nla true position. Then the erec> tlon of the gallows tn iront of his cell was the proof that there was no mors nopR. Looking at this work 1 could not help thinking bow little we cared lor the sufferings oi others. U was true that the poor bruto inside had been guilty of a deliberate murder and had fondled lils 1 fifo to tho law, but still in the carrying out of tlie sentence it shonld have been dune without unnecessary forture. TUB WiliMMVI i was a plain platform, wltti two upright timbers and tho uaaal cross piece. The imck uf it was braced against tlio front wall ol tho prisoner's room. Most of the time tlic carpenters wore at work ho sat looking at them, now and then turning hla back aud holding Ills lace In , his hands and moaning. After tho scaffold was compioted tits cortln, which was made of plain pine and unpainted, was carried la his view into the passage alongside of his door. He said he slept badly that n'ght (no wonder), and the next night bo slept worse. He had heard them digging his grave a few leot irom the scaffold, in th? corner of the court lot Early Friday morning the three Methodist ministers or the neighborhood, one of whom was colored, were with him, and they remained until tho Shorlff anuounced. tho time for execution. Hlndrey, the jailor, placed himself on one side of the prisoner, Sheriff Smith and the clergymen?Kcv. Messrs. Gardner, Manzy and Draper?Immediately following tnera. The prisoner stepped out of his cell and ou to the platform Without the suuhtkst aitakknt tremou. He was dressed in white pants, with a long linen frock or shroud, and on his bead a black cap. Ho seated himself for a moment on the chair on the scaffold, while one of the minister*, Kneeling down on the steps, offered up a lervent prayer to the good God for the soul of the man that was thus suddenly to be ushered into the other world. Alter the prayer was over the prisoner said :? "1 am innocent of tho crime for which I am to bo hnng; but my last words to those who hear me aro to keep away from bad company and whiskey shops.'' The jailor then adjusted the rope around the prisoner's neck, and ho stepped rorward to the place to which he was directed on the platiorm. Then the Sheriff, who was evidently laboring under considerable excitement at the unpiuasant duty which he had to perform, went down the steps, pressing his foot as ho got to tho bottom on the false step which drew the bolt upholding the trap. As It dropped the prisoner lell with a heavy thud. There was hardly a struggle; ho had passed to the unseen world, there to answer for his crimes and misdeeds, with his poor ignorance and brutish instincts as something that might be pleaded lor his pardon. After the body had been hanging about seventeen minutes Drs. Dixon, Dawklns and Keed pronounced life extinct at half-past twelve, and his relatives having claimed his remains they were delivered to them for burial. WITNESSES OP THE KXEGDTION. There were perhaps 1,600 people present to witness the execution. It was the largest crowd ever seen In Prince Frederick. It seemed as though all of Calvert county were present, whites and Hacks. Two cavalry companies of the Third regiment Maryland National Guard had been ordered out and took position Immediately surrounding the scaffold. They were under the command of Captains belt and arltlltb. Tney were a tine looking body of men and remarkably well nioanted, every private being the owner of his own horse, most, If not all, of which were the blooded stock for which Maryland and Virginia In times gone by were so famous. Thoy wore a gray Jacket, with the Maryland coat of arms on the buttona, and bluo pantaloona, with a yellow cord down the scam. Ncarlv all 01 them had seen service during the civil war on the Southern side. Tbcir uniform was the gray and the blue? Tho past anil thu present, but to lite old flag now true. EXECUTION OF THOMAS JACKSON. Leonabdtown, St. Marys county, Md.,) July 11, 1873. ) Imagine a gallows standing against tne massive old brick wall of a Maryland court house, the yard bounded on either side by cultivated Holds, with here and there a cluster of trees, shading tho mansions ol the descendants of Haltlmore and Calvert; In front a beautiful lawn, gradually sloping southward, studded with locust and oak, and overlooking the still waters of a sinuous inlet ot the Potomac; beyond, fertile meadows, forest fringed, the eye resting on a sea of green, and the reader has some Idea of the scene which a colored man named Thotnu Jackson saw to-day while stauding on the gallows trap awaiting the execution of the law for the murder of a white man named James Scofleld on the night of the 3d of April last, at Fairfield, in St Marys county, Maryland. To the charge of murder was also added arson, burglary, robbery and larceny, a crime the like of which uevcr before occurred in this commnnity. THE XURDERRD 1IAN. Fairfield Is in the lower section of the county. Scofleld was a merchant and the postmaster at the place, lie wua about fifty-two years or age, and, though bearing a somewhat eccentric character, was regarded as an honest man an>i an excellent citizen. He was also a man of pleasant address I and manners, and was possessed of a respectable ! : share of literary accomplishments. lie had been ; twice married, separating from bis second wile ' on account of incompatibility of temper. I Two years ago, lu an altercation at ! his store with a;ne?ro man, lie killed him. lie was tricu for tne crime by tbe Circuit Court and | acquitted, the homicide being regarded by thu jury as justifiable. He continued to carry on his business, and, with ail his reverses and troubles, having once been nearly ruined by fire and at another ' time by a tornado which destroyed the building and his entire stock ofgoods, he had rc-estabilshed his credit and trade, accumulating a considerable amount of money, which he had at the time oi the murder. THI mcrper. On the night of the 3d of April last the store waa entered, the occupant lonlly murdered, the shelves despoiled of the most valuable goods and the building bnrned. On the night tn question he was seen at nine o'clock, and in three hours afterwards there wss nothing remaining of him but hia blackened and charred bones. The head was severed from the body and entirely unrecognizable. Pull details of the horrible crime were first published la the IIekaJjD. The evidences of It became more and more aprarent as tbe matter waa Investigated. The bolt in the store door look wan found turned back and tbe money drawer diacovered empty, ' some yards distant from the building. A large reward was offered lor the apprehension of tbe murderer or murderers. The Coroner's inquest failed to Ox the guilt upon any particular party or to develop any material Acta bearing upon tb? i rime, whioh (or weekf continued to be sbrouded in mystery. SEARCH FOR THR MITIPEHRR. The Grand Jury for tills circuit met the first Monday in May. Ail tbe colored men living in the neighborhood of Fairfield and In that part of the county were summoned as witnesses. A drag not was thrown out in the hope of getting some clue to the Scoflcld muidortr. A colored man named Cole, suspected of baring murdered another colored man named Mason, fourteen years ago, haa been arrestod and locked up in the Jail at this place. Gravo suspicion also rested upon him as being concerned in the crime at Fairfield. Among tho witnesses snjomoned was Tbomaa Jackson, whose case U another proof of the old adage, "Murder will out.'t jackron went before tho Grand Jury, whore no was closely examined, and unwittingly told, Home thlugs about Cole which aroused tlio suspicion of tho foreman, who, without be'.rayiuK It, told Jacket* to rcqralu untu me next day, as PPLEMEffH " f the Grand Jttfy would want him apvli Mysterious, indued, are the ways Hi which Prov ds&aaynveUf the murderer's secrete. The vlotit in tbU <mm bed been Incremated by the uuam All evidence of murder bad, he thought, beei effaced. The deed had, evidently, been oareinll: considered ana ttie n.ap4 vtUoU took the life o( t fellow being was hidden from the ej? or man. Hi far the wnt bad been bis own. Clrcnmstantia evidence ouly remained to i^aton the gulit on th perpetrator of thin airoclobA act. SKETCH OF TH? AJWA88IW, He was born In this county and had lived, np t tC H?.? ?' ?? - viiv MVI vi ?iio oiunubl^dUUU UI Blftved, Willi &l estimable old gentleman Darned Henry Sewell, a pis bodr servant. He was nearly fifty years old known to Avery resident of the coontr: had been i faithful slave, though a some what shutless freed men. Could it be possible that this old-fashioned meek relic of Maryland aristocracy planner and exeonted the murder for whicn he to-da; paid the penalty ? He walked about the town un reservedly, quietly demeaning himself, and feellm secure from arrest oven on einploiou. It was said however, that Jackson had of late years been dig houeut. He was accused uf robbing a store in tin country. Ue had started a store ot his own n?:i Oentreville, stocked, the more uncharitable said with stolen goods. On the 7th of May, while Jackson was before thi Grand Jury, his house, fourteen miles from hore was being searched. Jackson's wife and uldes Doy, about fifteen years of ago, were present Al the places locked were opened, and ribbons stockings, belting, calico and other drj goods wero found in profusion. The woman kn$w nothing about them, and tin boy told the constable bis father came houie tet< the night Scofleld'a store was burned. With thest evidences of Jaeicson's complicity, at least in the robbery, Ford immediately oame to Leouardtown and inionued Sheriff Alien of the evldonce he had i auuuuiuiuitikcu i?niuiiKi jhukhud, wiu) waa arrested and lodged in tbo ocll opposite Colo. The trial lasted two days, ending on Saturday ! evening, May 17, at six o'clock. The Jury wore absent but twentj-Uve minutes and returned a verdict of "UDIIjTY of Mt'KDEK IN THE PI HOT DUtJKRE." A marked nllenre pervaded tbo asiomhcd crowd during the rendition of the verdict. The prisoner was calm and betrayed uo sign ofsnrprl.se, but kept lus small, plerolng eye Uxedon the Jury until no was remanded to the oustody of the Sheriff and returned to jail. On the following Monday he was brought Into Conrt to reoetve his sentence. When asked by Judge I'ord what he had to say why sentence of death should not bo pronounced upon him, Jackson mndo a rambling response, in which he denied his guilt, and accounted lor the possession of the kooUs of Ktoadeid found lti his liouso oy the stawraent that ho had Itougnt thein of two strange man passing the road. When before the Orand Jury, and previous to his arrost upon the charge of murder, ho swore lie bought, ail the goods In bis possession in Baltimore. The Judge Bolotnnly adjured him to prepare for deatu. as uc had beon found guilty of murder, and the sentence was that he bo HANGED BY TUE NKCK CNTTL DEAD. The counsel of the Judge to tho prisoner touched every heart in the Court room save that 01 tiie condemned man. Jackson preserved to the last a stoical courage and demeanor, and apparently ac-, cop tod Ium fate with tho same nerve and seli-possesslou which had marked him throughout his trial. From that day to the present he has been I visited by many who had known him In his younger life, bnt invariably refused to talk on tho subject of the Scofleld murder. It Is believed ho had two or three accompilccs, but ho would not implicate any one or make a confession. THE CONDEMNED CRT,6. Several days before the execution yonr correspondent talked with the condemned man. Lie found him heavily ironed, confined In a strong cell, with a single grated window looking Into tho Court House yard. A small brass cruciilx hung on one sldo of the coll, symbol of the Redeemer ho had been taught by tho good old priests of St. Marys county to love In Ills childhood's days, when the Catholic faith was protested In these parte by master and slave alike. TI1K LAW'S AVENGER. The gallows, erected on the south side of the Court House, in public view irom the roadside, Is a very simple structure. Two wbito oak posts llrmly rooted in tbo earth, five feet apart and thirteen iwn tugii, ou|>j*v/iu nil v?? "com, vug ivuvic ayu uuu end of which is hored, and through which the rope, twenty foot Ions, passes from the criminal's neck acroea the the tup or the beam down one of the pu.sta to a cleat. Six feet from the ground, between the posts, is the drop door, fllteen Inches wide, secured on one side by Iron hinges and supported on the other by an iron latch set in a groove. To trie top of the latch is attached a short Irou rod, running through the post, and connecting with a lever, the polling ot which draws the latch back into the groove and lets the drop tall. To the reur of the drop and at the same height la a small platform aupportod by codar posts, a stairway of a dozen steps leading up on the hrido where the lever la to be pulled. A portion of the platform next the drop is thrown back as the sheriff descends, so as not to interfere with tbe l&il of tho condemned. The lever Is at hi9 right hand and, with his back to the gallows, gives It a uervouB pull, releasing the drop, when the victim talis Ave (cet. The old gallows, It Is said, rotted awav. A thick coat of black paint protects the new one from tho ofTects of the woatlier, and It may stand lor years. As a precaution against interference from the negroes, who, it was thought by some, might attempt a disturbance, if not a rescue, 011 tho day 01 the execution, that portion of tne Court IIousc yard in from or the Juil and a sufficiently large space about tho gallows was enclosed ?>v a rope, passing through strong posts iirmly driven in the ground. Tnu (.AST MORNING ON EAItTIf. This morning the town was alive with preparations for carrying the execution into effect. Fully 2,000 men, women and children, white and hiac*. had assembled iro.u all parts of the countrv. Teams oi every description and vehicles indescribable blockaded tlie roadways. The ancient darkey who knew Washington was here, with the same trowsers he wore when a bov, somewhat worse lor wear and considerably too short to be in raahion. Ilroud-brim atraw hats, dusty with age, covered the venerable Leads or oldtime plantation hands, clad in garments of munifold colors, old aantie*, who had nursed lidrff the white population of the county, w?ro "tiiar to witness du execution." The wellto-do farmer and planter, the legal and medical talent, the poor white. In a word, the population or St. Mary's county seemed to be concentrated about the Court House during the morning. The little jail was the next point or attraction to the gallows, forty stalwart Marylandors, armed with loaded rifles, guarded the line and warned the crowd not to press against tbe rope. Tbe prisonor passed a ciulet nleht. watched brsome of the SherlQ's Dosse. ate a heartv breakfast and enjoyed some nicknacks sent from the village. He wan if it alone with lila spiritual adviser until one o'clock, when the Sheriff, bis assistants and your correspondent entered the cell. tub uniRiPfstimr Exrrans. Sheriff Abtil Informed the condemned that he had deferred executing the sentence until the last minute fixed by the warrant was near at hand, and ue tuust now prepare for the gallows. Jackson had been provided with a neat black coat and pants. His confinement bad somewhat reduced nbi flesh, so that he aid not weigh more than one hundred and forty ponnds. There wuh nothing repulsive in his countenance. His look bespoke that of a cunning, necrotic, cralty uegro, who had profited by nls Intimate association wltli gentlemen during his slave life. His brother, during a shore interview with him yesterday, a?ked if lie would not telkwho wo* with him when the deed for which he was todlewss committed. Jackson said it was enough tor him to suiier without getting others into trouble and he would not accuse anvbooy else. The arms were pinioned with strong cord, the prisoner stUl conducting himself in a quiet manner. He had nothing to say, no request to make, except that the Sheriff would not prolong the exeroises. Everything being In readiness, he was marched out, escorted from the jatl to me scaDoid by a Die of armed men, ascended the stairs with a firm step and took the place assigned hlni on the drop. Ibe clergy gave bim the last words 01 comfo?, and, after a short prayer, leit the gallows. The Sheriff then bound nls (eel and legs, adjnsted the knot, which had been rted by an expert; drew the black cap over his bead and bade bim farewell. In another minute he was on the ground, bis right hand grasping the lever. A dull thud was heard, for Jackson was DANOLINO at tbi END OK a HOPE, with no evidence of life In him. After hanging twenty mlnntos the body was let dowu, and life pronounced extinct. It was then enclosed in 4 plain coffin and Interred In tho cemetery on the outside of the town. The qrowd quietly dispersed; and as the authorities had forbidden the sale 01 Uqnor, there was no disposition on the part of ftbe colored people to linger aboot the place. Ruptmre.?How Mr. Stuart wm Cared. It la about a year ago since Or. Bberroam, of 697 Broadway, Mew York city, placed one of Ilia hernial api>liaucee 011 me and nave tne tils curative compound for a.rupture on mv n?h? side. I experienced no Inconvenience fnun wearing the appliance, worked rtgbt along, and I can now say I am entirely cured, as I have not warn 1 be appliance for several months, and there are no tlsrns or symptoms ot rupture. lama br.cklayer tix trade, and Miwavs accustomed to very autire exercise. 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