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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editob. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, NOV. 28, 1874. NOW FOR 1876. Fob Prhidbnt of the Unit »o State», HON. THOMAS F. BAYABD, Or Delaware. Nomination «object to «dorsement by the Democratic National Convention of 1876. Notice — Persons who are indebted to us—and where people owe they know it—will greatly oblige ns by calling and settling their accounts or by remitting tbe amounts due by mail. Our columns are ao completely filled, thia week, with the proceedings of the court in the trial of Joseph H. Taylor for tbe murder, by drowning, of Robert A Mackey, in Drawyer's Creek last summer, tbat we have scarcely room for anything else. estiDg matter, including a communica tion from Warwick, Md., is, in conse quence, crowded out and we havo to .dater them until next week.. Much other intcr A rumor has been iu circulation for some daya past that Gov. Ponder con templates pardoning I. C. West, the hero of the Dorer-Tnrner tragedy. For the credit of the State and the Governor himself we earneetly hope this report ia incerreot. West escaped the more se vere punishment for tbe crime of mur der, and his sentence for the crime of arson was assuredly sufficiently light to make the exercise of Executive clemen cy iu his behalf entirely unnecessary. If popular sympathy on aboonnt of his supposed aberration of mind secured for him au escape from punishment for his greater crime of murder, no excuse should be drawn therefrom for interfer ing with the punishment inflicted upon him for the lesser crime of which he was convicted. Letter from New Gaetle. Dkab Tbanscbipt.— Either because I waa incorrectly informed myself, or misunderatood my informant, the mis take ef saying that Woodward's trial, for mnrder, would precede Taylor's crept into my last oommnnicstion. By tbat error I got the order of the trials directly reversed. On Friday morning the trial of Jos. H. Taylor, for the murder, by drown ing, of Robert 4- Mackey, was begun, and it has "dragged its slow leDgth along" for four whole days ; the argu ment having been conoludcd on Tues day, by prolougiug the session of tbe afternoon quite into tbe evening—till 8.30. The court being unprepared to charge the jury at that time' they Were returned to their room, tinder custody of the bailiffs for another, tbe fifth night. The next morning, upon open ing court, the jury reappeared in their seats, and received a dear, concise, fair and impartial charge from Judge Wootten, the presiding judge. They then went baek to tbeir room for de liberation, where they remained until four o'clock, P. M-. when they re turned to tbe court room for a repeti tion of the general charge of tbe court, and for special information ns to their to return a verdict for a less power grave offense than murder in the first * degree. Being fully instructed, they again made their exeunt. Everybody seemed to think that, now, the jury would not be slow in agreeing npon their verdict, as the inference was, tbat the objections ts a verdict of guilty of the first degree of mnrder, would effect a compromise upon an offense of less turpitude, as soon a« they had re ceived the assurance of the court that they ware at liberty to do so. Id that expectation they were disappointed, however, as the jury remained out all night—the sixth tbat they htd suffered this "durance vile." No murder case, witLin my know ledge, which has attracted so large a concourse of spectators, and developed, in advance of trial, so much anxiety and speculation as to its termination and result, was ever attended, during the progress of its trial, with fewer in eidents of an exciting, or, I may say, interesting character, than this. It seemed to have been s heavy, dull drag from beginning to end. No one was brilliant or eloquent enough to ex eite a thrill of enthusiasm, and was there an never allusion sufficiently potbstie to moisten a cheek. The pri soner uud his relatives, even, never seemed conscious of the gravity of the offense with which he stood absrgod, or of the magnitude of the issue iu. volved ns it might affect him and them As I write, tbe time for the depar ture of the mail draws near, aud I fear I shall not be able to include the ver dict of the jury. Our community was grievously shoeked, yesterday, by the announc ment of the sudden death of Mr. Win. Couper. He has long been a valuable citizen of New Castle. By his intelli gence, integrity and spotless life, he eommsuded nniversal respect and esteem ; and by bis kiudly and affec tionate disposition he drew around him self many devoted friends. He wag, at the time, a member of tbe Grand Jury in the active discharge of his duties, •nd, being taken sick in their room, died soon after ho was conveyed to his home, New Castle, Nov. 26. Mob« Avoir. Attorney General Pennington open ed the case by addressing the jury as follows: You and I, gentlemen of the jury, are called upon this morning in dis charge of the duties the laws of our State have imposed upon us, which, of all times, this one is most unpleasant, A great crime is alleged to have been committed in the jurisdiction of this Court, and the prisoner at bar stands charged with the perpetration of that crime. It is one in which you as guardiaus of the peace and the laws of your State, are calletl to investigate. The prisoner is deeply interested. It is a case for your deep consideration, You are to lorget everything that per tains to every other business and give this your earnest consideration. T J° p r?> 0n u r l ü°»* 8r ^ ed W, 'j . tbe murder of Robert K Mackey, and it is for you to determine, after hearing all the evidence, whether the prisoner in thetermsof the indictment has taken the life of R. E Mackey, and upon your verdict depends tbe welfare ef the State and the happiness of the prisoner, Mr. Pennington then defined murder from the text books, then went on to say: The prisoner is charged with murder in the first degree. The stalutesof Delaware being the law un der which he is tried, has laid down two degrees of murder, first and second, as says the laws of Delaware page 764, Code u Mr. P then drew the distine ti°n between the two degrees and c °n tinned v N«#, genllamen, it is not nepessary that I should further explain murder, but in one word the prisoner stands charged with murder in the first degree, and it is my duty to say to you, it is either a case of firBt degree or one of not guilty Now geDtleuien this is no pleasant duty to perform for you or L I come not to ask for the conviction of any person where the evidence does not warrant me in asking it, but if I shall be able to show to your satisfac tion as I am satisfied that the prisouer did ci>mmit ibis murder, I shall ask a verdict of guilty. It is my duty as Att y General for the estate to warn not to cotne U> a eouclusion until you have wUbm your knowledge every laet that W -n i. brl 7° UI _ conclusion. I think I 8 f 8 i b °i W !°i° U lbat ° D 28 b day of July last the prisoner and Robert Maokey met in Newark ; that there, after having some conversation toget er, they mutually took a drink; bat the pirsoner was in Newark pro fessedly engaged in the lightening rod business; that R. E Mackey was ere or the purpose of conve y, ng s friend to the depot ; that Mackey there wen d he Deer Park Hotel, where e met the prisoner ; they then left Newark together in Mackey a carriage, and started for Christiana ; that the prisoner drove, and that they were seen ? f G ,. r,s lana '«ficher and that they left there together. They were next recognized in St. Georges ; that they remaiue some time ; that R. E^ Mac ey was a. a time under the mfluence of jquor: that the prisoner, whilst Mackey was there, partially persuaded im to leave t e bar room; that as they oame out of the bar, Mackey being intoxicated, the prisoner took Maokey up bodi y aDd put him in the carnage; we s s 8baw bat M»ckey, at that time, ec ined to be carried away ; that subsequently the prisouer, by some in fluence, succeeded in getting Mackey in the carnage, leaving St Georges with th® intention of going to Delaware G|ty. We shall show you that instead of going m (bat direction they turned completely around, ou the F pad to Odessa ; we shall show further that between Bt. Georges aud tbe bridge where this occurrence took place, the prisoner with M»ckey in the carnage, were men, the prisoner driv ing and Mackey leaning on him ; that they were driving at the rate of a mile in four mtnutes. We shall show that When bis party arnyed at Drawyer's creek that the prisoner at tbe bar drove upon the eastern side of tbe bridge close to tbe railing; that thecarrugo stopped upon the centre of tbe bridge and that whilst standing there and while no one was in the carriage a «plash was beard; that the prisoner was seeu «Unding on tbe south WiDg of the bridge locking in tently at tb® water; and that snb sequenljy witb tbe horse and carrisge, and the coat of Ma®k®y QR |}is back, be was seen in Middletown wlthiu a reasonable time to drive from the biJJge to that place. I must tell yoo gentle men Ihpt th's case is entirely on ctr-! TRIAL ÛNÛSKPHH. TAYIOR For the Murder of Bobert A, Mackey. the full Evidence. New Castle, Nov. 20. CourJ opened at 10 o'clock, Judges Wootten, Houston -aud Wales on tbe bench. Grand Jury called and retired to their rooms. The general and spe cial jury lists were then called. The case of State vs. Joseph H. Tay lor, charged with the mnrder of Robert A. Maokey, at Driwyer's Creek, near Odessa, about July 26th, 1874. At torney General John B. Pennington and Deputy Attorney General W. R. Hodgson, for the State. Hons. T. F. Bayard and William G Whiteley, for Jos. H. Taylor. The prisoner was brought in between two bailiffs, and was dressed with unusual care and ap peared in good health, but anxious. His father aud brother were seated in tbe bar near him. State and defence being ready, the drawing of the jury commenced, tbe Attorney General asking that each juror be sworn on the voir dire. As each juror took tbe stand he was sworn to make true answers to such questions as were put to him. The counsel for the defense then asked him if he had formed or expressed any opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner at the bar, after wbjch the Attorney-General asked him if he had conscientious scruples against finding a verdict of guilty in the case where death penalty follows. If satisfactory answers followed, he was sworn, provided the defence did not peremptorily challenge. The following is tbe jury list as sailed, with those sworn : John M. Wrigfit, John Connelly, George C. Haoaey, Joseph Cloud, Charles A. Morrison, Solomon Depnty, Benjamin Foot, Miles Burkes, William R. Roth well, Robert H. Palmer, James R. Foot, James MoCoy. L. P. McDowell, being a witness, was exebjed from serving as a juror. The drawing of thejnry was complet ed at 11.07 a. m. a trifle mmTirrn cumstances ; wo don't pretend that an* person was cognlsaut of this crime, but we expect to show by a chain of circuui stances, that the prisoner at the bar, and no Other, is guilty ; we will show that the prisoner had full control-of the carriage offering to expose thé proper ty of Mackey totale, that the next day he was in possession of M.'s team : we will show that the harness of Mackey's horse was found in Wilmington, and that the prisoner when arrested in Ohio, three hundred miles from here, had the identical coat of Mackey's on his back we will show that the prisoner has at tempted to account for the manner in which Mackey ca ne to his death, and that the circumstances will not permit such a statement to be correct ; we will show by two good witnesses that the prisoner has admitted being with Mack ey on that bridge. Now, gentlemen, I have said all that lohn E Lewis sworn—Lives in Newark • keens Deer Park Hote knows T.vlor sliuhtlv - knew Mackev was at mv houfe tetween 1 and 2 ^clock o^ the mornirô of Julv 28th 0 clock on the morning of July A8tn, af 1 "breakfast at 7 in \bV morning'" was Tuesdav moL nu • settTed wUh me was luesday morning, settlea with me lÜTa^V^mr^orning-VayloÎ was at mv hotel Tn Tonversf tion with Maokev before hè left Tavîor caHed meoutandTold me h. was in the lieht ninrrod businesi and one Mr CooDer atSTithJT Maokey aid him thin tflkJd- M'ackw 1 j u- y u ° " 'j * j ' -7 had his horse geared up and was in his whlth!! Tavlor Called*"hi m'ont 0 ^^ whether Taylor called him out or not, weihe^Tatli^toHme^wirwoinw ge her , T y^°v o d & & and :r n 00 ' r e f«!d to teH him P ti rod and if Cooper called to tell him to I wlu?%h7n tt " tS st , abrr°and 0a s7w J,"®" 1 dri" awaT . the covert i* Maokey drive away, the culvert is ^"doVt kn"w Se " on " Mackey left, don t know where Taylor went ; Mackey was sober, saw neither Taylor nor Mackejr drink in my house; did not see Taylor leave my house on foot; Mackey had a York cairisge well worn, and a brown mare with a star ; don t know whether top was up or down wheu Mackey e t, 'here were no ourtains on it; I have never seen Maokey since, nor have I seen Taylor since, excep in jai unng the present term o Cp ur 1 . G /°, S8 *®T > ? ll , , ? ed— . f n ®t ® S ® mel ? *■ hg ly » I * J e,a 1 ac ®y came a night ; he left in e morning , e pai J® full for brea as , o gings an horse; I was ou si e when aylor came around the end of the house ; r e . r rK aC if yan i, 6 t °K e erb * e l oro > 0 spo e w en me > names were exchanged and they went juto he bar room; dont know how long they were in the bar room ; I was not in the bar room ; he called me to 0°® » l e aD 0 me , 18 0C . eu P a l . on and a ou Cooper, on now l ay or was m the carnage or not; heard noth ln g ey sai o eac o er. Samuel E. Garrett sworn—Live in Newark, Del, and lived there in July ; I have met Taylor ; knew Mackey ; he was a medium sized man 140 pounds ; was lame in right leg ; July 28th saw Mackey and Taylor at the Deer Park Hotel ; it was Tuesday morning ; saw them next at Washington Hotel one hour afterwards ; 300 yards from Deer Park Hotel ; Taylor was at Deer Park Hotel between 8 and 9 o'clock ; before New London stage left; saw Taylor and Mackey also; went down street after I saw Taylor and Mackey; saw Mackey s team in front of the Wash ington House; saw Mackey on the porch ; sat and talked with him ; asked me to take a drink ; did so; did not see Taylor then; Mackey and I went into the bar room ; asked what I would like; I said "whisky straight;" ho said he would take the same ; did so ; Mackey paid for it ; turned around saw Taylor then at the other side of the bar writing ; Mackey asked him up to drink and Taylor took a drink ; J. J. Strickland was behind the bar ; lean not say what the drink was that Taylor took; Taylor was at the end of the bar facing the main street when I first saw him; faylor was near the porch door by which we entered ; saw nothing pass between Taylor and Mackey until they both got in Mackey s buggy to leave Newark; T a ylor told Strickland he would be b*ck in an hour or two ; I saw them drive away ; don t know who was driving; Mackey had on I think dark clothes ; don t kuow what mater ial; when they left they drove off in the direction of Ogletown ; tbe mare they had was brown and the carriage was a buggy; have not seen Mackey since but have seeq Taylor ; did not see Dr. Columbus Henry that morning. Cross-examined—Know Mackey bet ter than laylor ; first saw him at Deer Park ; was in Deer Park, saw Mackey first; was not doing anything; lad dressed him; told me he brought a passenger to the train last night and rested over ; it was in the reading room I spoke to him-, did not see him drink ; after some time saw Taylor ; l was talking with a man when Taylor oame up ; Bradley addressed hup, ap4 I also ; Mackey was not there; about )0.30 a. m., went to get the mail for Deer Park, saw Mackey's horse in front of Wash ington House; Mackey was on the porch; ho told me he was selling phos phate; then he went in and took a drink ; don't know when Taylor came in, but Mackey called him up to drinfc ; Mackey said, "Joe, come take soiqe thing ;" Mackey handed out a five cent piece and two cents, and said, "Jackey, tl)at will do. won t it. Jackey said, "Guess so; that w#8 all he paid for Taylor's drink ; then ffc went opt on tj,e porch ; Taylor and Mackey then returned to the barroom; were there five or ten minutes ; then they returned to tfie popcb, Striçklaqd witfi tfiem. Taylor telling Strickland they would be back iq a short ti W e ; tficy weqt off quietly iq the direction of Christiana, j) r . Columbus Henry, sworn—Live Newark ; did not know Mackey nor Taylor ; I drove from Newark to Chris tiana, July 28th ; left Newark Tuesday morniog ; after crossing Pennsylvania anfi Delaware Road, caught and passed acarriago; sfinr^y $ftep passing, beard one iriyc up behjnd nie whipping a horse; they passed me, when a hat is necessary in this, my opening speech. I can only say tbat the case depends upon circumstances entirely, and not on positive proof ; therefore you must banish every other thought and turn to this case alone. I will not take your time any further, gentlemen of the ju ry, but will proceed to call the witness es and show you the facts. Mr. Pennington concluded his speech at fifteen minutes of 12 THE TESTIMONY. blew off; they stopped ; I passed ; heard them coming, whipping horse; I drove up und kept out of their way ; tried to pass me, but did not succeed ; they tried to pass me again near Martin's farm ; I did not let them pass ; near Christiana they tried to pass again, but did not succeed ; they stopped at the old hotel and I at the corner; last of them I saw; don't know who were in that carriage; the horse was dark brown; that the wagon was a York one ; Phillip Marvel used to keep the hotel they stopped at ; ; I was 25 minutes coming from Newark to Christiana ; I saw one man leading the horse to the pump afterward ; don't know who the man was ; saw no other man Dear the carriage then; when I left Newark by my watch it was 5 or 20 minutes of 11, and when I got to Newark it was 20 or 25 minutes after, making 25 minutes either way ; I was in Christiana one hour ; I stopped on the other corner from Christiana Hotel, John Strickland, sworn—Live in Chester county ; last July was at New ark, at Washington House and tended bar; Robt. Strickland kept it; was there in the latter part of July; remember Mackey and Garrett coming in one day in July to get a drink ; I think Taylor was in the room then ; all three drank ; Mackey paid for drinks; saw them leave I think ; Mackey drove a York wagon with a brown mare up to the house; Ta yl«» - and Mackey got into the carriage to S ether t0 8° awa 7J 1 was on the P orch i Ta 7 lor asked ,ne bcfore the 7 weDt awa 7 what tlme d,nner would be read 7 ; told him about 12.30; he said hg tbougbt he would be buck and asked me take char « e of his val ' 8e; then the 7 drove towards Ghristine, Mackey driv i ng; „either oame Lack to dinner; never »»» Mackey after ; have not seen Taylor UDtil t0 ' da 7 in Conrt: Ta 7 ,0 , r " av f r c a »« d for the valise ; it was July 28th. ab °ot 11 o'clock, a. m.; it was a pleas ant day; Taylor was dressed in light pants; coat neither very light nor very dark ; Mackey's suit was dark ; I did not notice their clothes particularly ; Tay i or j g the j mrger raan of the two; Mackey is lame ; I have know« both for a DUm ber 0 f years. Cross-examined—I have known Tay lor 15 years at least, Mackey more than 9 years ; ^ men Hvcd Dear my Deigh * borhood ; never saw the two men togeth before at Newark in my life; don't kn0W whether thcy W ® r ® fri ® Dds ° r D °' ; j never knew 0 f any difllculty between then>; Ju, y 28th Maokoy and Garr ® t oame Jn and took a drink; it was in the moniia g ; don * t koow exactly where Taylor was then ; think he was at right hand , tbe bar; Taylor was there n j g b t before and spent the night at the \^ a8 bi„ g t 0 n House ; took his breakfast tbere that morning ; it was about 9 a. m wkcn Mackey and Garret took a dr j n k ; Mackey asked Taylor to take a dr j nk ; Mackey told me he tried to get the night before and could not get in ; so he went to Deer Park ; paid for the first drinks with a quarter; gave b im a five cent nickel ; then he handed me g ve ceDtg back for Taylor's drinks ; ne xt drink was taken before they left, Taylor settled and said, "here's my va I will settle when I come back :" I thought he would be baek for dinner; don't know Mrs. Sears; don't know how , ong thß vg , ige remaiDed but it wag iv * n to the depnty sheri ff; recollect | ay)or telling before he left that he had 00 / xed Mackey to take him as far as the culvert and perhaps as far as Wil m ' lng t on where he had a suit of clothes, R t exarained _Three or four weeks after, the valise was given to the depu t y sheriff. Georgians Bullen, sworn—Live in Christiana ; lived there in July; saw Taylor there on July 20th, Tuesday, with another man at my house; saw them come up in a falling top buggy, Taylor driving I think ; don't kno, the oame of the other man ; but he was a lame man and taller than Taylor; when Taylor got out he took the bucket to wa t e r the horse; the other man told is him not to water the horse ; Taylor said b e was only going to wash out his mouth ; the other man then got out and the horse was taken around the house; »apposed Mackey went on the porch; Taylor came to tbe window and talked of old acqaiDtances; Taylor afterwards told me he was in the lightning rod bus incss, and wanted board for three men and two horses; told him to see my hus band ; Mackey came partly into the bar ro om ; we don't sell intoxicating li quor« ; Taylor told me if Mackey asked f or liquor not to give him any; they were a t lny bouse about three-quarters 4 of au hour : Taylor asked me the road t0 ttie Bear ; I saw them leave ; Mack ey go t j n fi rs t himself; Taylor then got . Taylor, I think, drove away toward Elkton ; have never seen Mackey since, U or Taylor until now ; there was a boy ly named Truitt around my house at that time; Truitt came in for a brush to elcaD Mackey's pants ; Taylor was sober w h e n they came; Mackey was under the influence of liquor. is Cross-examined—I have known Tay | ai . t but Maokey was a stranger to me ; have known Taylor since we were chil dren ; lost sight of him until last No- of ve mber; the horse was dark; Taylor t 0 i d me if Mackey oame in not to give to him liquor ; Taylor told ine he was go i ng to the Bear, from thence to St. Georges ; I think Taylor had the reins ; nothing was said about exchanging horses while I was near them. Walter Ttuitt, sworn : When they drove up the horse was watered ; I took the horse; Taylor got out and helped M ackey out ; Taylor waa driving when they came up, this was at Mr. Bullen's hotel; I got a broom and Mackey brushed himself; b® bad a blue coat an d a hat turned np around ; it was a top buggy, with top up ; it was a red I dish horse, and looked as if he had been driven hard, when they got in the buggy Taylor helped Mackey in ; they went towards Smalley's mill, Taylor driving; when they came Maekey was drunk, but Taylor did not appear to is be drunk. to j obn Blliott, sworn—Lived in Chris tiana on tbe 28th of July ; keep a hotel; saw two men at Bulleu's hotel that day ; did not know either of them, would not know them now; it was on Tuesday , saw Walter Truitt there with , a brush ifl bis h,ud ; they were there ! f r0 m a half to three-quarters of an bo ur ; did not see them get iq the ear riage s it war a York wagon and dark bay horse; fiqrse looked damp; one of the parties on tfie porch had on light plothes ; don't know bow the other was dressed ; I doq't know from which di reotion they had oomo but the horse's bead was turned towards Newark Abel Riggs sworn—Lived in St. Georges July last, tending bar for ïv«n D. Wallace ; I have seen Taylor, a "d also Mickey about twice ; saw j them together at Bt. Qeorgea July 28 f last; they came jp tbe afternoon be- i of tween 2 and 3 «'clock ; Taylor engaged board for three men, three horses and three wagons in the lightning rod busi ness ; came in a York wagon, but did I not see them till they came iu the house; the horse was a dark bay ; saw no curtains on the wagon ; they stayed about an hour ; Taylor wanted to trade horses with Mr. Wallace and he de dined; the horse driven then was the one he wanted to trade; he had the horse fed and told Mr. Wallace he had ; no money, but would be back with the company and would settle ; Mr. Wal lace told me to let him bave what he wanted, that it would be all right ; Mackey sat down and took a nap ; after I making contract for board, Taylor call ed several men in to take a drink ; to Taylor went out and came in and asked Mackey to come go ; Maokey had just roused up ; when Mackey first came he was sleepy ; Taylor bought a bottle of whiskey and did not pay for it ; said he was going to Delaware City to see his partner and get some money ; and would pay when he came back; I saw them after that when I went out and saw Mackey getting out, saying he was not going to be put in that way ; Mackey asked for a brush to clean his coat ; I ; said I could brush it off with my hand and did so ; I then went into the bar room ; next saw them turn the carriage toward Odessa ; Taylor with light clothes, Mackey dark ones ; carriage * 0 ? waS dowl ? ; don ' kuow " b °. " aa 7 d "T g ; Mack ^ wa f. , on tbe r *£ ht ' Ta 7 lor on the left ; dld not 8e ? tbam get to the canal ; don t know the dis tance to the canal; did not notice the 7 oonditio 1 n of , the borse when they came to the hotel ; when they got ready to go the horse s head was turned towards Kirkwood, contrary directly from Delà r W8re C,ty j 8aw tbe C *TT ! " 1 was turned towards Odessa ; do not know who was driving ; first time I ever saw Taylor was on tne 28th of July ; Mackey was lame ,n one of his legs; Mackey took oue drink ; don t ; know how many laylor took: the bot t le I filled for Taylor was a pint bottle; Mackey left a short time after Taylor asked him to go ; I heard Mackey make the remark that he. Taylor, told me to charge the bill to bin. ; recognized the * h ° rSe L Wallace 8 yard 5 M J W .~ brought the horse there and kept it until Mr. Mackey's brother claimed it ; Æ " th ® t8,ler T °. f th ® Philip Redden sworn—Live in St. Geo u rge * ; waa at Wallace's July 28th last; knew Mackey ; saw him and another mao there that day ; would not know his companion if I would see him again ; they came from towards Delaware City ; Taylor was driving ; heard nothing said of trading horses ; Taylor was talking about the horse trotting ; he said she could trot in 2.50 ; I waited to see them start; when they came out to go Taylor push ed Mackey up and threw him in; Mackey got out and told him he would let him know whose team that was; Mackey then went on the porch ; Taylor persuaded him to come back and helped him into the carriage; the head was turned toward Kirkwood, contrary from the road to Delawarev City ; Taylor took the reins, turned quiekly and went towards Odessa; Mackey was drunk, Taylor wa8 not; the h o r8C appeared tired; Taylorstruck the horse with a whip, but did not try her speed ; the horse was covered with signs of lashes ; have Dot seen the man called Taylor since ; I heard no exercise of ownership over the team but that made by Mackejr when be got out. Cross-examined—The hostler brought the horse out and turned towards Kirk wood. Re-examined—There is another road from Christiana to St. Georges, which would make the distance two and-a half miles further. Win. Flemming, sworn—Lived on July 28th near McDonough, employed by J. T. Shallcross ; Shallcross' farm is between Odessa and St. Georges, one mile from McDonough; went to Delà ware City with a load of apples; came by Boyd's Corner and Asbury ; near there saw a carriage comiog pretty fast; thought there was but one man in the carriage ; as it approached saw two, one lying with his head in the other's lap; it was a dark bay mare ; the wagon top was up; the back cur tain was off or rolled; don't know which side I passed ; the man driving had his hand around the other, and the whip in the other hand, whipping the horse; they were going about a mile in 4 minutes ; don't know how either of the men were dressed ; heard of Mack ey's death four or five days after ; I could not recognize those men. Joseph Roberts, sworn.—lam a sur veyor and a draughtsman: have recent ly made survey of Drawyei's Creek bridge, (Mr. Roberts explained the draft, showing the relative position of the creek, roads and bridge: the bridge's width is 14 feet, 3 inches, and is 24 feet long : the wing walls to bridge on north side are 19 feet 2 îd., the other 19 feet 6 inches : the top of railing is 3 feet 5 inches from the floor of the bridge : the flooring projects 15 inches; the distanoe from the flooring to the water, when I took the measure, was 4 feet 2 inches : the water then lacked 18 inches of high water, as in dicated by the abutments : at the north ern extremity of the wing wall the as cent is gradual : there is a ditch on the outside of the causeway, between it and the marsh : the distance from the south ern side of the bridge to the end of Nathan Farrell's bouse is 94 yards two feet: Nathan Farrell showed me tbe point where he said be stood when he saw the carriage, July 28th ; was 144 yards from the south end of the bridge : I measured from where Mrs. Farrell said she was standing when she saw the carriage that day : if was 86 rods from the bridge: the distance from where the carriage was when Rebecca Farrell first saw it to where she was standing is 50 feet: where Mackey's body is said to h^ve been fouqd there is a bar: there is if channel between the bar and shore: when I went to survey the tide was running up : when I took the sur vey the tide was running up : I could see the bar : after I got done, 2^ hours after, I could not see the bar ; from tbe bridge to where the body W as fuuqd is about §0Q feet jn a direct Iiqe. Cross-examined—Tfie spread of the marsh on this draft is q<*t actual measurement; the read to the creek is ! 150 feet ; whop we got there there was j enoqgh water over the bar to float a 1 skiff,' when I first oommeqced to mess uro from the abutments to the end of ! the wing wall there was mud without i water, but not dry mud: this was on | «he south side, on the north side there was some water: I am familiar with the geography of the lower part of the ! county i from tlje b^dgo to the iqoutb i i of the creek is 3J miles by t|;o course: of the Creek, from »he mouth to the Delaware Riv.er is 68£ miles, I think, (Here a county atlas was brought to show the tortuous character of Drawyer'a Creek.) Rebecca Farrel could not see the carriage from where she stood, about 30 feet from the bridge. Saturday —Taylor was brought in the dock , ookj cheerful, and af ter cal)i the j the cag(J of State Joscph H . Taylor, proceeded as fol j owg . v r Cha8 H Wright, sworn—Lived at gt Georges j ul _ 28: not personally acqua i nte d with Taylor but have seen ; j J j n) . saw him at St Georges last sum mer; j 8aw him there with aDOther did not aue him arrive: it was in the ; a f ter noon ; Taylor was talking with me abo ut some matters : then started to go aud wanted the mau that wag witb hi|U t . Baylor picked him up and put of him in the carriage : Taylor unhitched tbe borge and tbe man t out . x a yj ar put him in again : Taylor had on steel 00 j 0red c i 0 thes : they had a falling top buggy and bay mare : the horse's head wag uot headed towards Odessa : Taylor t00 k the reins : the carriage was turned a „d drove towards Odessa : the carriage I t wag down . don - t know whe ther tbere were curta ; us on or not . have ncvcr saw Mackey since that day ; saw Taylor the ne xt Thursday coming from t h e direction of^Odessa : no one was w jth him : he had a different nag: he had an old buggy and light bay mare: ' I saw Taylor first about six or eight years ago : Taylor had on about the y ame c f othes when he returned that Th . Char l/ 8 Floyd was called and request ed t0 retire fr0 , n the Court room for a f : teg H j Rowe sworn _ Ijive in Crawford County, State of Ohio : lam the sheriff of that county since January I lagt; l arre8ted the prisoner August i 7th l ast at Ruoyrus: Ï got a letter on Saturday evening : on Monday next I t arregted hiul near the hub spoke fact bet ween 12 and 1 d m • I took him j ai |. j arre gt e d him on the re ceipt of J a letter charging him with mur d J. (the le(ter W J h " re produce d,) wbe n I arrested him he had P on light tg and dark oaat; he wag in 0I| i for a week : Sheriff Armstrong and Jas Hanilin were witb me: Sheriff Arm ; a tro..g produced a rcquisiti.n from the Governor of Delaware : Taylor had on tb , C()Ut described in the letter and I took u froin hilD . it inatched with a • of dg enclosed in the letter: I ; •[* > d . • 8. . a d the man's coat on and I b e said it mieht be the same eoods • I want UD t0W n an d met McBride a cou . f . was asked if I noticed letters in the back of the coat I we nt baek and noticed "R M''where nam bad bean stitched in and tbreal i n ; e |tcd out • ( the coat was here „.„JuJîi .x tbe coat has not been in mv noaaesaion since • Hamlin had eharse of Fl . «fr er finding the letter» in the coat r L ellt ; n an d asked Tavlor what R M. .. . -, . , » v now l i e ,i„,. Ro „ pr , and Butchers inanufac f.'that^wns all that wàs said- this wa s the same dav T arrested him • I did „ ot k n!w the name of the murdered , . t ; e . bad a conversation 0QIln i 0 0 f j avs after • I had irot a naner the "Macké; murder»^** d ÇJ! ?* ", g d , y , Maekev w . y ' 'idin J .ll J aL had heen on^ bi^ Ä ÄomL to a brid.e .nd eo : ne ac ross Mackev^was drivinf and lick ; n 5 »he horse - thev had been driving L" g rda n TfrmS when thev crTsIed the bridge Maekev nulled the horse to tLk the rlL«-«tnnned . . ' d , t . ■« ,V J* 9 and staXn^hnself and toldik ^ n „ a g " < !. e ?. f " , " , . S ® , V. kT,„ u . g arnnn j . M, lokpv nff »nd in do -" ' th U at down !n thewinr hridl fi T^W .rid he Thi . i « ? • w àt Pr wpn t , , , ^ ,, , . . , . -.„.-j anf i l. /'Tuolorl sunt and i>nnirht . . . ti pd^hi min « trpi>- wfnt . . . . . » i . „„„u _nt find . m»i>Vav «« nn i nf «iaht • hn ih«>n . .' , /, nr. r \ ,i. en ? n ij i.,j u,,'.. ha» ™ii«l an - . . , t > .. , /Taulnr'i -, , , g . .•, ' • „ , d _ • ;« «11 Tnvlnr lakpd ms :r f ; n / AI1 j pd tn k.X thp pn-»t- T -, . •> •.. j n nmm ;i „„,1 f rn m him thia mnrn • g »Tamlimil_ TU Ipitsr v»« thp ao i p rpaBnn w h„ T arrested him ■ it was on toward dav i;„ bt . be wa i ked ri®ht , „„(/did not make anv attemnt ^ J T arrested him and SherHF A rms t r P on „ came on tbe Saturday nieht . t t ©i^n rPwar d handp/me\v M aekc _>?# atbor . t am t0 Bet ann from c. y . _,L_ n ' t ï nn k thi« hlu« onat , Tavlor JfcBride brought him a .• , t y . r .... he wore this coat wbefl u_ _ aina on bpre v a t ban Farrell sworn lived at Brawver's bridge on the 28th dav of j alv . y * a * j nt he corn field- I saws J. ' . , . , ' _ . . g : _ e . thev drove on to the paa » prn s ; dfl i be hridoe saw a man drpased in liirht clothes • in a w hile I heard a^nlash - looked un , standing on the south w : n „ wa n lookins' into fhe W ater - had f ?. . - , b g n . r looked a»ain , ., „ app : a _ e and ' an wepe _A e . , a : _ 0 gtonned in the centre of the ... . • . [*? ec0ffn : ae tba man bv l: l ; j d l 8 t L g u- f p - tllppa . t .. . . • i; . ^ f PB tiired than Mr o j g Day "" s . , , , , . game t> i aoe tbat u T R oberts K a d on the d a # t P t was down bv the bridee and r ,i. p „ Mrr ; 9 „- trapk J. T looked nn a n . g r bear d the sDlash P I . . . drownine a doe Î,®. hTf Ml .l.S no «'her sound but a splash. my sight | . « i. Qam _ n y QtT1 al. . f R ° b ®° Ca f arre "' "T / v Î n/LvI-'f fî»tk -T rememberHe Drawyer s Creek : I remember see ng th ® f a " l8g ® ' HririnJu.c b is uS"'thî tonIf "he ^Ïarria« 'Juin man drShadonadLkel^ the ni „ n i v i TIfr S dnwn was in "his shirt , i« L.s v» Hurt K J aa walkine • the carria^ lie hJ ^ J m • tl.e man driviïv , "1 V, P * driving look « d back at me ; my eyes are good. B®w' 8 , P- McDowell, sworn—Lived ! a ' Middletown last July i know Jfackey j aad Taylor j saw Taylor July 29th 0 1 » bou ' 4 p. m., at Jfiddletown, in front # °t the stables : he was standing in a car ! dld not see him leave: I saw him j w i talking but to whom I do not ka °w:| | thecarriage was a buggy with a top th aud horse was gray : don t know that I ; | have seen the horse before or afters don't a ! k n°* b °W T a JfI°r'was greased : Taylor i wa * in u, Jf 8, gbt from 5 to 10 minutes, j -Joseph L Parsons, sworn—I live at ; the Middletown and tend bar at a hotel there! in the middle of July, Taylor to aeme there with a man putting up light ning reds : he came io a boggy with a see brown mare : he stayed about an hour : he asked for a drink and I told him 1 thought he did not need any. in He had on a dark blu , e ooa ?' , k af- tbat P ants were 1 1 '8 hter tha " T tbe ooa *; State He gave me another coat and 1 hung it fol- U P.> be ^ and , going to Massey s X Roads. He'rad at that *»7 korse, first with Mr. Stanbaugh; he got a mouse «d«™ 1 seen young horse, I loaned $25.00 to Mr. sum- btanb ? ugb whloh . hc g \ T ®. l8 7 l0 ,J' 1 saw Mr. arreu have that horse aTter the wards lay lor was dressed on Wed me " csda 7 as wa8 °" A ues " a 7- lbe go I saw of laylor he started out to hi|U race with a running horse of Mr. bun put ba "8"; 1 8aw a gentleman pay him $15 06 boot tor a trade, the man wh0 ar tradad wa8 a -river °* a s P ,ce wa g on - steel T . boa Mur P h ey, »worn:— top f ,lved Middletown last July, have head k , D0 " n laylor 4 or o years, knew Mackey also ; he was a slender man, la " c 1,1 „ F i t*" m V* tal1 "» Mr. Whitely. I met laylor ther pear Warwick, (he day before trading, have be * as g° ln g '«wards Warwick in a saw t0 P bu 887 w,| h a l'"*® brown horse, I from had '"° or t 'breo minutes conversation was with him, he told me be was going to he J]f a rwi ck " nd *, j P robab !y ?e in M| dd ®town next day ; I saw him in eight Middletown, afterwards, ho was with a the ,ua ® Da, ' led bklloy ', a " d wanted to that tratle a horse, 1 think it was a larger horse than he had before. He said he had traded *' th Stanbaugh ; »aw him a a g a,n at . m S ht and ba wanted to trade me again. in John B Roberts sworn-Lived m lam Middletéwn in July last I saw Taylor then on the 29th July last id front of my store, waa talking to him about on trading carriages, he said he bad been I looking at a no-top buggy of mine and said he was in the lightning rod bus, took " e8S * aud U, J ' va 8 0n would suit him to re carr y s,, ' aU P ar oel» ; I traded with him, mur- Mr Murray was withhimMrs^Mur d,) ray had given me a due bill and Mur light ray said if Iwould give Taylor the due i bill be would pay him, 1 did so aud Jas 8"™ b.m seven dollars, Samuel Warren, sworn—Saw Taylor the j" Middletown last July, he was want on *"8 »« trade, I said I would trade him I I went out to my partners farm and a traded bis brown horse for a gray, I I 8 av e b »«> to boot. and Thomas Murray, sworn—Lived in I Middletown last July, saw a man they cou- called Taylor there, he wanted to trade a horse, told me he got the horse from I Mr. Warren in a trade ; he had a buggy which he had traded with Mr. Roberts and in my presence. here Asbury Pennington, sworn—Lived mv at Middletown last July, don't know of Taylor, but have seen him. First saw coat bimattheHeadofSassafras.onTues M. day of the last of July, Taylor had a l York wagon to trade, he offered to tr " de the horse with Skilley, said he this bad been at Middletown. We took a did drink or two; he did not appear to have any money, saw bim next day at Middletown with another horse, James C Townsend, sworn—Lived at Townsend on July 28 last; saw y ' Taylor at Middletown on that day bi^ He came to my house that night ; I eo- kaa P a hotel ; he had a hors! and w*gon, it was an open buggy; he left nex * morning, but returned at 11 p. " i a f'er taking several drinks the to n 'g b ' before going away, he went to Odessa; don't know Mackey; Taylor did not pass under any other name at "7 hou8e 5 be registered himself as Joseph H. Taylor, Lewisville, Pa. in J® 8 - Curry, sworn—Lived in Odessa 28th of July last; saw Taylor «n the 30th there; Taylor had on a t blue coat and light pants when he came to the hotel. He wanted to know "who in the hell had a horse to trade ?" I referred him to a man in the room ; find he did trade with George Gilch. Tbe coat Taylor has on now looks like the en same coat he wore then ; don't think I an - 8aw him drive away. I saw $5 paid over in the trade with Gilch. _ John B. Roberts, recalled—When I ms »aw the carriage first, Taylor and his T companion had their feet onthedash board, which was worn very much; that was the only defective part of tbe carriage ; I delivered the carriage to thp Dr. Stroud on his oath, he claiming it. was George Gilch, sworn—Lived at Odessa July 30, last; have met Tay ^ or » be P a88ed my house July 30, in a Bttle no-top buggy and a black horse ; 1 8 ave bim a bay horse not in a very 8 ood condition, and $5 to boot. This was * n tbe bar r o o,n ; it was 1 o'clock when we made the bargain, and about a 2 when we changed horses, J° bn McVeigh, sworn—I live in Wilmington; was at Odessa the last of at *^ n ^7> donotknowTaylor.butrecog of n * zed prisoner as the man I saw in the b « room there. Taylor spoke of trad ing horses, but I did not see a trade ; the was no ' pree«n' »t the inquest on the body of Mackey, but was at the inter a ,nent tbe following Saturday. The un bod 7 had on dark pants, white shirt, and ® ne kn '' undershirt, but no ooat; wb en I first saw the body it was on the ed ge of the creek in a box. . Lovering Long, sworn—<(The testi m0D y °f 'his witness was materially un bv importai ' t Caleb Miller sworn—Lived in Wil ui ington, July 30 last ; keep the White Horse Hotel ; a man came to my house on the evening on the 30th of July ; don * know who he was ; horse, oar r t a g® a "d harness were left there that a n 'ght I F.B.Stephens.swom—IwasDep ut 7 Coroner of 'h> a county, 30th of July ; negt day I held an inquest over thebidy ? * (Witness hen described from the plot dr^wn where Mackey's body was found.) was found in the western side of ng ^ ^ j made a fagt , 0 ^ bod y and drew him to the shore. The wai »bout 5 feet 9 inches high; weighed about 160 pounds ; dark pants, white shirt and wore undershirt ; blue ve8 '. no hat, buttoned gaiters and hJ «'ookings ; his body was in the lower side of the creekf the bead down gfrc I took the body out - it waa ^ gundown and bringing tbe body to the shore, went to Odessa and gammoned a jury • took the body ont 0 n the bank and held an inquest * I got # box fp0|n the UD d ar taker and put the bod j n R . j eR R next morning j w b e n I brought Dr. Ashcraft to ex am i ne , be bea d as some ef the jury th ht , hero were ev jd enoeB of vie I ; | Bnoe . | searched the bodv and found a tobacco-box, key and knife: fall tbcso artides ^ ere p rodnoe d) I did not j takc any 0 i 0tblng at tbat t|me . j at ; (eojcet.uDRi) ox TniRo cagr. ) Jrg (joods, ëmtfm, H a : 1 , k *; it 1 1 lbe to - V* a I to in in a to he him m of and to due aud and I in a to he a to at I p. to at as in a ?" ; I I to at a ; of ; ; 8. M. 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