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THE BURLINGTON, VT. FREE PRESS FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 13, 186G.
action. charge that, unlets some State can have, and exercise the right to punish somcbidy, or to deny trtuebody a civil right on account of hi color, thit ita rights, as a State, will be destroyed ! It is manifest that, until this bill can be passed, nothing can be done to protect the frredmen in their liberty and their right. Whatever may have been the opinion of the President at one time as to good faith requiring the security of the lreedutcn in their liberty and property. It is now manifest, from the character of his ob jections to this bill, that he will approve no measure that will accomplish the object. That the second clause of the constitu tional amendment gives this power, there can be no question. Sjme have con cluded that it gives the power even to cuifcr the right of suffrage. I have nut thought so because I have notr iiiouglit suffrage any more necessary to tl.e liberty of a frccdman than of a non ruling white, uhetber child or female, tiut hi- liU-rty under the Constitution be is en titled to, and whatever is necessary to secure it tu hini he is entitled to kaic be it the ballot ur tlic bayonet. I( the bill now be fore ua, and w.iieh gies ti further than to t-ecure civil rights to the fn eJir.cn cannot be turned, then the, constitutiunal amend mcm declaring freedom to all the inhabi tants of the land, is a cheat and a delusion. I caiin -t better conclude what I have to Fay than, in the language bf Mr. Johnson, on the occasion ol the veto of the huuiertcad bill, kIhu, after stating that the fact that the l'rixident a inconsistent and had chatigtd his opinion witn reference to u great ui(iuru and a grt-.it principal was no reason whv a seuatot or Jtepresentative wlin acted understandinely should change his opinion, he said : 1 hope the Senate and House of ltepresenta- tm, w'.u have sanctioned tb is till by more than a two-thirds majority, will, according to the (.otistituticn, exercise their privilege ana power, and let the hill become a law of the and according to the high behest of the Amcri can jopIe. The Senatorial Appointment. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. Mr. Kdtuutids is well k..own as a lawyer si.d It ai-Intor. and wc Ik.1icvc lie will be, Stnntor. faithful and true to the State. Walton's Journal. n c Governor, in making this appoint ment, has undoubtedly correctly interpreted the di sires uf the people of the Statu to be ru r. tented in the U. b. Senate at this cnti cal iiiud in our politics by no second-rate man. Mr Edmunds was born in Richmond, in this county, in lb2s. nnd studied law with A. 1!. Maynard, of Richmond, and nftcr veatds willi Judge Sinalley and E. J. Phelps of this city, lie was admitted to the liar in 1849, represented the town of Hurling ton in the Mate Legislature in lSil-o.-S 53-59, serving as Speaker of the House dur. ing the last three terms, and in 1SG1 Oil, served as Senator from Chittenden County. lie is freely conceded throughout the State tube a very able, acute and learned lawyer, n forcible and impressive speaker, and an excellent parliamentarian. No one doubts that he will do honor to the Stato in his new position. Burlington Times. The Governor has appointed Hon. George F. Lcmumls, ol lsurlington, as successor to Senator Foot. Jlr. Edmunds, Hon. Levi Underwood and Hon. lliland Hall, were at first prtfscd for the position, the latter hav ing the support of those who favored the eventual election of Hon. John Gregory Smith to the place, rinding that ttio op- positicn to Got. Hall because be was likely to vote in the senate witn the Conservatives nmmi-H-d to prevent his anrjointmcnt. Gov. Smith became a candidate himself, whereup on the friends of Underwood said to the Governor that if he could cot appoint their man tlicy desired iduiunds, and that decided the matter in his favor. Of course Mr. Ed munds expects to be elected next Fall, and re-elected three years from that time, which interferes with the programme ol Gov. Smith s friends. Montvclier Patriot and Argus. The appointment of Hon. Geo. F. Ed munds to the Senatorial vacancy is a step in the richt direction. Uthers might Have till cd tbe place as well, but Mr. Edmunds has the character and capacity to fill it worthily. He ranks among tbe ablest lawyers of the State, is a ilucnt, elegant speaker, ol picas. ing address, generally, and of such expe rience in the legislation 01 our state us to fit him most admirably for entering the hichest branch of the national legislature. The political antecedents of Mr. Edmnuds are Whiff, and Judge Poland being of dem ocratic antecedents, the two old parties arc equally represented in the Senate, so far as this Stale is concerned. Whoever may be elected by our next Legislature to fill the scats they both now occupy by appointment of Gov. Uillingham. we hope the choice will fall upon no one less worthy. Rutland Herald. Teh Ait-ointment or Hon. G F. Edvcnds, asU. S. Sxnatoe. The death of Senator Foot devolved upon Gov. Uillingham tbe exceedingly delicate and important duty of appointing his successor, a duty ell the more delicato from tbe fact, that the Governor had already been compelled to apiioint a person to fill the vacancy occasioned by Senator Collamcr's decease, and in that ap pointment had not achieved the moral im possibility of pleasing every body. The most prominent persons presented to the Governor as successor to Mr. root were tx Governur lliland Hall. Hon. G. F. Edmunds, Hon. Levi. Underwood, Ex-Governor Smith and Judge Kellogg. Judgo Kellogg was not a candidate by his own choice, but his name was presented by the bar ol Rutland County. hi-Govcrnor Hall was not a can didate, but his appointment was urged chief ly by those who desired a clear coast next fall. We have not learned who was urging Ex-Governor Smith's appointment, only wo know that he was a candidate, the promt nent men in Burlington and on the west side of the mountain, chiefly favored the appointment of Mr. Edmunds or Mr. Un derwood, as the persons in all respects best fitted to represent the Statt in tho United State Sunate. While we do not know what reasons influenced Uov. Dillingham to pre fer Mr. Jtdmunds to Ml. Underwood, wc can very readily understand how, having been himeelf a Demociat, and having appointed Judge Poland a gentleman of Democratic antecedents last lall. he should have hcsi tatcd tu appoint Mr. Underwood, slto of Democratic, antecedents, lest ho thoull be accused of regarding former political friend ships lull as much as present filneti. If the other conditions were equal, this one would bate be en sufficiently TOtcnt to nave decided his choice, and 10 justify his action. Tbe ability and eminent fitness of both gentle men for the position to which they honora bly stpired. and for which they were warm ly and justly recommneded by their personal liitiiN wa Hckn'inh-dgtd byall.-md was no Irr pirt-nt to Governor Uillingham than in : nr. M. Kim nJs is comparatively y iung, be ing Ua than forty years old. He it, how. ever, ut-Il known in the State as an eminent lawyer, a quick and accurate thinker, a keen rcatoner, a ready and logical and strung de- tiatcr. and n hard working Ircitlitor; and he has earned by his own intellect and labor thii piisition In this State which has given him this place in the councils of the nation. He ha always heartily uurke-d with the Re public hi arty in the State nnd nation, and we belie re is thoroughly grounded in his politiol hiitli upon the principle of equal rights or all. He will tcprcscnt in the Unite.! StHtc Senate Vctmont Rtpublican ittn, and that is now tho very best kind of natioiul R publicanUm. While it is quite iuipoxtihle that ms appointment will please every one, it is one which can hardly b? ob jected to rxcept by those whose political as pirations it interferes with ; and objections of tha t .rt would he made to any appoint ment :Montpelier Freeman. The authorities differ as to what the Prcs dent will do abjut the Civil Rights Bill. Perley" says Mr. Johnson says he will not execute it if he believes it to be unconstitu tional Others eay he will. A test case will be made up for tbe Supreme Court, but it may J b two y urn Ipe.'ore it can be le-ecbcd. Ti e chief bcLeGt of tbe law, however, J docs not detiend on the Preside nt's official ranki GEO. W.fc G. C. BENEDICT, KsrroKS and raoraiEroxs. FRIDAT MORNING APRIL 13. 1866. THE WEEKLY FREE PRESS. Toe Bcruigto.v WtreLT Fen Pazss if pap lltbed ever)' Friday mornta;, and contains tie latest sews i reports of Boston markets aad Cam bridge Cattle Market ; fall EUte, County and local UteUlsecce ; well selected Mtseellany, 4c, 4c. No care and 001137 will be (pared to mate It a te llable, interesting and valuable family journal. The circulation of the Fr.i Pkess exeeeds that of anv parer la the region, and It Is, therefore, an unrivalled medium for advertisers. We desire to give additional attention to the -col (iri of the varicus towns in this and.aljolning Counties, In which our Weekly has a numerous cir culation, and ihall esteem Ita favor if our readers will forward us any Items of Interest. Teens or the Weiklt Fan Pans per year $2 in advance, and If not strictly In odvanee, The Civil Rights Hill n l.uw. The Civil Rights bill.which passed the two Houses tf Congress by very large majori ties, nnd was returned by the President with hi? disapproval, has become a law notwith standing. The hill was taken up with the President's objections, in the Smite on Fri day last, nnd was pasted anew, by a vote of 33 ayes to 15 noes. It was sent to the Hono on Monday, with a statement of the Senate vote. The vote in the House on pacing it anew, in view of all the pre vious proceedings, was. yeas 122, nays 41 over two-thirds of the whole being in ti e affirinatitr. The Speaker then annuunced the passage of the bill ns fullows : "Two thirds of the Housi having, on reconsidera tion, agreed to the passage ot this bill, and it being certified officially that the Senate by a similar majority l.as alto agreed to its passage, I do tLerefuie, by the authority of the Constitution of the Unitco Statts, declare that an Act is protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights and furnish the means of their own vindication, has become a law," As the veto gave unbounded delight to every rebel and every rebel sympathizer and apologitt in the land, when he heard of it, so the passage of the bill, over the vcto.will awaken grateful emotion in the heart of every one who went heart and hand for the cause of his country during the rebellion, and believes that civil liberty is now under the solemn provisions of the Constitution, the declared right of all men (except those condemned for crime) throughout the boun daries and jurisdiction of the United States ; and that so far as the law can effect it, that liberty shall be secured to him, without any regard to race or color, or to his previous civil statues in any Stato of the Union. lloxoa to Vt. Soldiers. Under this head the Burlington Free Preit presents the name of Brigadier and Brevet Major General Gee J. Stsnnard, for Representative from this District, in Congress ; supporting the nomination by ad vocating the eminent propriety of conferring civil honors and rewards upon the heroes of the battle field ; and urging the personal worth, the sterling character of cor citizen soldier, as de serving the distinction. We do not yield to cur friends of the Free Press in admiration for the services of the hero of Gettysburg, Coal Harbor, and Fort Harrison ; and we also think oar brave soldiers should have other recompense for their devotion than fair words ; that the spirit which has made Ilawley, Governor of Connecticut, which would makeBurnside, Governor of Rhode Island, Geary. Governor ot renssylvania. which sent Banks and Marston to Congress, is worthy of imitation. But is Gen. Stannard available for the proposed position ? Does he desire or would he accept it? Would he abandon his present position for the comparatively empty honors of a seat in tho House of Representatives! We were under the impression that Gen. Stannard neither wished nor would become a candidate for political distinction. But as the Free Prest is almost "premature" in ita suggestion we shall have time to correct our opinions, if in error. St. Albant .Messenger. ' Almost premature," is not premature at all, we take it. The Messenger's judg ment on that point is probably " almost " right. There is no good reason that we know of why Gen. Stannard 's name should not be brought out now. The question of the succession to Mr. Baxter in this district is one of considerable interest. It has got to be discussed and the public discussion may as well begin now as later. Why not? The people arc talking of General Stannard, very widely and very significantly. They honor and respect him, and there arc a good many thousand of them who only await the opportunity to vote for him. In such a state of things what is to be gained by si lence? But our. friends of the Messenger ask EOino pertinent questions. ' Is General Stannard available ?" We think he is, de cidedly so. " Docs be desire it and would he accept it ?" Gen. Stannard is not one who ever asked for promotion, in any Iin. His aim always has been to do his duty, the very best way he knew how, and with all his might, and leave the question of future re wards to take care of itself. He will doubt less neat this matter in the -amc nay. He will not attempt to crowd himself on tho peopffcol this district ; but if they see fit to tender him such a mark of their confidence ana esteem, we undertake to say that he will gratefully accept it. We believe that tho office should seek the man, not the man tbe office, in all cases. In this case it could not seek a more worthy recipient, and it is aim ply because his many friends recognize his merits, and will take pleasure in putting such recognition into practical shape, that his name is mentioned for the congressional nomination. As wc have already explained, his present position in tho army is precari ous and at best but temporary. The desir ahlo positions for a man of bis stamp in tbe re-gular army have already been allotted to mure prominent or more adroit applicants. It is for the people of Vermont now to show that if the War Department has no place of honor fcr such a man, thev do not forget how he has fought and suffered for his coun try nnd the honor of the little Slate he loves so truly. fUE KeWAKO or LOYAL SERVICE It is not often now clays that we find any thing detirc to copy in the editorials of the Iv. Y. Times; but the followine from a re cent leader in that taper on the Connecti cut election, embodies some sound doctrine on the Fuljcct of civil rewards for military l-Tvices. the subscription to what may be called an extreme larty creed, can blot out from tbe memory ol tne Union majority ol the -North the recollection of services such as Gen. Ilawley rendered to his country as a soldier in the Union army. Even had the past re cord of his opnonent 1-ecn more entirely in accord with tbe stronir sentiments and un yielding purpose which carried the nation inrou"u its rTiis, ucn. uawicy would nave bad considerable headway in the fresea' I from race. His enlistment as a private tn the ;ttA , i , , , , .. . , i Fiiowea limine was wuiinr to .ao I tough and and what mi2bt be thankless duty when mad would aay almost wytblng; used to otaera ald bo openeel without a key nths, or, peradventure, lor years, be- scold tbe servants; witnesa once had difficulty tno things in tho drawers had been lian i should reach even an ensign's com- with her; never knew her to come to blows in died over. Thero is no road from thn for tnon c. l. . o.c uo ruouiu reacu tvtn au ensign s com- wim mission. His Lcart therefore, mutt have I any been enlisted in the cause ; and his subse quent promotion was the legitimate victory of loyal devotion and steady endurance. These arc claims to political reward which cannot be easily set aside. Thursday the 12th has been designated as the day on which the Senate will pay funer al honors to tbe late Senator Foot. Eulogies will be delivered by Messrs. Sumner, Fes senden. Poland and others. Senator Eouc.nds. it seems, narrowly escaped losing his vote on the repastage of the Civil Rights bill, by a temporary ab sence from his scat. Of course nobody j would have supposed his absence to be in- 1 . ... tcntional, in any case; but still it would have been decidedly awkward and unpleasant had he failed to record his vole on a matter which tho State was watching with such interest. " Perlcy" of the Boston Journal thus describes the vote in the Sen ate: The Clerk began to call the roll, and the cheerful " aye" of Governor Anthony was followed by the decisive "aye'1 of Gratz Brown, and then came the hesitating "no" of Mr. Buckalcw. It was pretty well known in adiance how each Senator would vote, and many checked their lists without waiting to hear the retponse. Mr. Dixon was called once and again, but there was no response. One vote was not forthcoming. But soon Mr. Edmunds, the new Senator from Vermont, also failed to respond. He had been told by a friend that McDougall would sic.ik an hour and a half, and had gone out to get some refreshments. Mr. Henderson of Missouri voted aye; Lane of Kansas voted no ; McDougall no, nnd then the Clerk called Mr. .Morgan. There was a breathless silence. ' Ave" res ponded the Governor, nnd there was an in voluntary shout of applause, which could not be repressed, while several New Tork Representatives crowded around him to offer their congratulations. Tho result was no longer doubtful ; and when Mr. Wright's name was called, and the invalid, who had feebly walked in, had taken his scat and voted no, not a soul appeared to care tho victory was non ! Belorc the vote was an nounced, Mr. Edmunds came in and voted. Chittenden County Court. at-ril term, 1SCG. Present Hon. JOHN PIERPOINT.Cbicf Justice. Hon. W11. V. Uet.solds, ) Assistant Hon. iurroRD Coldt. J Judges. Till: GRISWOLD MUKDEU Amil 9th. The Griswold murder case opened this morning at 0 o'clock. The court room was crowded with spectators. The prisoners were brought in, Potter taking a seat within the bar near his counsel, and Lavignc, who 11 a middles ized young xnanwith thin black moustache and beard, sitting near the prisoner's dock. A jury was secured with remarkable case, considering tbe wido pub licity given to tbe case. From the first pan el of twelve, Jive were taken, who had not formed or expressed an opinion on the case. From tbe next twelve four were taken. The rest came more slowly, some being firemen, some prejudiced ; one or two were peremp torily challenged ; in all, forty-two were called before tbe jury was filled, as follows : the Jtttr. M. X. UosroRn, Siveon M. Mead, Francis E. Gale, Heuan SrRACCE, Josetii Bean, Geo. Allen, Dean IIostoed, F. C. Wilccx. Wm. Sanderson, Tkciiax Fat, CuristianVanVleit, David B. Tuom-so.v, The Clerk read the indictment, State vs. Charles H. Potter and John Ward alias Jerome Lavignc, for tbe murder of Mrs. Gnewold,in Williston, on tbe morning of the 23th of August last. Pica, not guilty. State's Attorney L. B. Englcsby opened the case. Exhibiting a large chart of Mrs. Griswold's house and place, he detailed to the jury the circumstances which he said would be proved to them respecting the mur der, most of which are already known to the most of our readers. He said the prosecu tion would show bad feeling between Jlr. Potter and Mrs. Griswold. They would show Lavigne and Potter together and in conversation on Eevcral occasions preceding be murder. Tbcy should prove that the morning after the murder Lavignc took the cars ; that in conversation with an cxprcs--man in the express car he showed blood on his pantaloons and drawers, and related a story of a fight with nome parties in which he said he had used his revolver and billy ; that he returned to this region a lew weeks after and took cars at Charlotte ; that he was disguised and Ehrank from observation; that when arrested at Winooski he had on him a revolver and billy, a vial of chloroform and an eye patch ; that he attempted to use bis pistol on the officer ; and that he men tioned in conversation circumstances which could only be known to one concerned in the murder. The witnesses for the State, some dozen in number, were called up and sworn : Morbis bcLLlVAN Resides in WillWon; was a neighbor of Mrs. Griswold; last saw Mrs. Griswold the night before tbe murder, between 8 and 0 o'clock; Edward Call was with her; she was putting up some bars to the pasture; went to her house next morning about 8 0 clock ; had borrowed a wagon of .Mr. Potter and went to.return it; went away and told his wife there must be something wrong, as Mrs. G. who was an early riser, was not to be seen: went back; when .going np to the small kitchen door, the boy called out from np stairs, asked me to let minium, jaw a sties over the latch of the door leading np stairs; let the boy out and he came down; saw blood on the kitchen doorstep; asked him where the old woman was; boy said he sup posol in bed; asked him what the blood meant, he said he supposed the old woman must be mur dered ; witness knocked and halloed and got no an swer; went round the corner of the house to her bedroom and knocked, without answer; sent the boy to call Mr. Baldwin and other neighbors; Mr. Fox lifted window and looked in, saw blood n the kitchen; we then sent for Mr. Chauncey Brownell; he pushed open the kitchen door and we went in; searched the house for Mrs. Gris- wold and could not find her: searched outside: after a while Mr. Fox found the body in the calf- ?I1Dle; tb? Wl,n btr beti t0 'toenorth, part- .Tws 1 ' ' i. at:.: j eiijiiucu. wild some oiu ueunuuia wrannea u tuc uw ujwi w aa uu tuc wuiu Blue of the kitchen; bloody tracks ol a man without boots on were all over the floor; a couple of sheets were thrown over the blood oa the floor; the sheets were bloody. Some one found a piece of a knife on the floor. Witness did not see it Potter's family and Mrs. Griswold were not on very friendly terms. On Wednesday or Thursday afternoon pre vious saw a man with Totter a stranger; they were north of my house, going north; I met them about one or two o'clock; they were riding ia a box waeon; Mr. Potter was drivinir hi bay mare; don't know when Mr. Potter came back. Witness can't say as he has teen the mm iini. tits . man ;n I-Tl ...-.-...-. . be the man, but can't say whether or no he is me man; man witn l'otler had a light colored 4"B coat and lightish colored hat on; didn't notice whether he had whiskers or not, It was a month or more after that witness saw the man in jail; thoueht he resembled the man: but could not say If he was the man or not Crots-txamined by Mr. Roberta. Can't na whether I saw Potter coming back that day or not Witness' house is across the road: Potter might have come back without my seeinc him: can't say when Potter brought a kitchen store Essex it i tx,rT2 ;, WVM.V lJV .UMlaUW. 11116 I 1 1 I .mI l,.M i 1 1 r I tlie ; was before tbe murder. Have .-w. -.me ion uius HUM. uruwoia I , . -i'x . " m iuc butiuu nm? . ,n;v i ..j I room off UioIkhI ner; never new her to come to blows in elieel sbca difficulty. Hiti known Potter 15 or pair more years; the Potters came there hut spring; did not remember that they had lived there be fore Mr. Potter went to Canada; witness bought the tarm the Potters used to live en; ntver knew Potter to abuse the old lady; heard Mr. Potter once say they got quarrelling and he threw a kettle of water on her; never heard Mrs. Potter abuse the old lady; Mrs. Potlcr was brought up by Mrs. Griswold, who thought a good deal cf her. Kdwird Call, a lad of 12 or 13 Lived last August at Mrs. Griswold's ; lived there tnree years ; slept over the kitchen. Recollect a man coming to buy a horse a week or so before the murder. lie was a white complexified man, a nice looking man, can't say where be came from, saw him first in the door yard abont 9 or 10 o'clock. Witness came home with Mr. Potter at that time. Mrs. Griswold said man time to buy horses. Witness went and caught Mr. u.r.f,'a ?, ""orhlm ,-' lan went I with Mr. Potter to the barn south of the house; man took dinner there that day, was in anC out of the house, was in the old kitchen, and took dinner In the new one; don't know as he was in any other rooms, did not go into the lots east of the bouse. Be went away between t and 5 o'clock in a wagon with Mr. Potter. They drove the bay marc ; they went -North ; .Mr. l'otler was going to Essex afier a stove ; he came back about G o'clock, and brought stove with him ; man was all round the door yard that day. Mrs, Griswold and Mr. Potter did not quarrel that witness knows of ; they had had some diffi culty, but couldn't say when, or what about Croit-Fzamined Mrs. Griswold was apt to have difficulty with people sometimes attacked them. Witness had hid a scuffle one day on tbe stoop in which he supposed the old lady came oil best ; both went down to,' ether ; never saw Mr. Potter abutc the old lady, nor Mrs. Potter. The man and Mr. Potter came together. Mr. Potter got out and put up his horse. After din ner they harnested up and wentdottn after oats. Man had talked about horses about Mr. Pot ter's and Mrs. Griswold's horse. Sat at table with him. man inquired how he should get to 11-scx. Mr. Potter said perhaps he could get Mr. Sullivan to take him, Mr. Sullivan was not going and Mr. 1'otter said be was going afiera stove, after be got the grain in. Mr. Potter kept and scld a good mai.y horses. Other people were there at ditTtrent times to look at horses. Mr, P. sold several horses during the summer. Witness was with the man contiderable thit day ; noticed be had a finger gone, on right hand ; he hail his knife and picked up a stick to whittle and witness not iced his hand ; Kate, the little girl, also noticed it and ulked about it ; Kate slid she guessel he hal been to the war. Lavignc was asked to rise, and stood up in court.! Witness thinks this does not cok much like the man ; thinks he is not the ma n. Saw this man before the gland jury ; never saw this man around Mr. .Potter's. Ile-direet. Witness still lives at Mts. Gris wold's; Mrs Potter lived there this winter; could not say what the difficulty between Potter and Mrs. Griswold was; man went into bun once or twice to look at Potter's horses. Jle-crvu. Mrs. Griswold aud tbe Potters had tome trouble, heard it but didn't sec it; heard scold Dg and lou 1 talk; don't know as he abuted her; old laly "hollered" to Mr. Potter if she got into difficulty old lady always culled on Mr. Potter; did so when witntts had the scuffle with her. Court here took a reeesj to 2 P. M. AFTERNOON". H'wt. A'. Tuft: Was preaeut nt Mrs. Griswold's about 0 o'clock the morning after the mnnler; the lioely uf Mrs. Gris wold was in the house at the time; mado an examination of tbe bonse; examined the outside, front of the bonne, nnd tho piazza; examined the traeks in the houe; kecnied to have lieen made by a person in their sock feet; first tricks lsaw were in the beelroom of the kitchen; measured them there; they had the appearance of men's trucks; one was bloodier than the other; did not think the tracks were made by more Hum one jx-rsoii; there were also tracks on the piazza, W1iel1 tex-mud to come from the front sidu of the home.-, as if tho person making them came from the south; 1 also m ensured the tracks on the piazza, and there was no difference in the length between them nnd those I measured in the ledroom; the internment used to 0en the window must lutve had an edge about an inch wide; the window opening from the dining room upon the piazza was not 0eii, but bore murks of having lieeti pried open; the doors were evidently pried open by the same instrument, as were 'the windows; the window had been pried in three places; the door from the- kite'heu into the eliu- iug-rootii had tbe apK-aniuce of being pned ojien, so that the lewk was tom ont from tbe wood; this do-.r mis uptued from the kitchen ; it oiend into the- dining-room ; the door from the parlor into what was railed Mrs. Griswold's beel room, was also broken opt-n ; this was evidently price! ojien. as the ether door ; I found in this be-d-rooni a bureau, with the upper drawe-r broken open, the lock having Ih'cu tom otT ; the elnewer apjicnr ed to have lieeu rummaged ; old Mrs. Potter handed me a jiair of blexxly socks which were found in the room by Mrs. SoL Walker ; the-se socks belongeel to Mr. Ephraim Griswold; tlicy were bloody, and were not stretched out as a dry sock would be ; they were an old jwir erf men's socks, evidently sale socks ; (a ir of socks were here bunded to the witness, which he identilied as tho pair founel in Mrs. Griswold's bed-roemi ;) I heard a noise in the butte'ry; looked in through the window and saw a dog be longing to the hoiise in the room; the window of the buttery was shoved up a little, and I went in and let the dog out through the window; I discovered a cup board in tho buttery broken eqieii; exam ined tho wiudow of the sitting room; found marks of blood on the sill, vthiuii cpiHMirexl as if they were niude by some Ierson reaching their hands out of the window to shut tbe blinds if tbcy bad been open; Mrs. Griswold was reputed to be a woman of property; understood that that sho owned the property where she lived; the road by the house was north and south; aliotit a third of a mile north of tbe house the road crook-- and rises up a leelge, and then strikes a road running cast and west; from tbe east and west road a pair of bars opens into a lot, from tho south cud of which a pair of bars opens into a pasture; 1 noticed 111 tho lot wagon tracks, by the grass having been trod down; the trae-k leel through the lot to the bars opening into tho pas ture; I found a stick broken, evidently by a wagon wheel, in the iM-sttire; also marks of horse-shoe, should think they were fresh tracks; a wood road leads from this tws- turc to Mrs. Griswold's Intra; the ground was so hard that a wagon could have been elriveu on it without leaving any mark; the distance from Mrs. Griswold's toEsse-x Junction is 4 miles; the dis Janco from Burlington to Mrs. Griswold's is about K miles; .there is a roail from tho Poor Farm which intersects the. main road about a mile and a ipiarter from Es sex Junction. Crossctnuueil One of the blinds of tho south window of the small kitchen had been taken off and set on the win elow stool, the top of i. leaning against tho window; standing at that wiudow .1 person could seo into tho kitchen and into Jirs. unswolds bedroom, if the door leadin" from it into IbekiMm., .. n. i i. . .t . . l"u irMitia uu uie piazza were made bv a person who. bail blood on bis feet; tbcro was a bureau in the north-west cor ner of the elining-roora; found n scratch on tbo edge of one of tbe drawers of tbe bureau, which seemed as if something had been against it and made a mark; none of the drawers were open; I was not tbo first person who hail been in the room that morning; found finger-marks of blood on tbo door opening from tho kitchen into tho dining room; noticed the latch to tho kitchen door; it was worn; do not think it had been filed; found it had been so worn as to have a notch iu if this latch was fastened down nn lm fi(3e b7 bntton over the latch; by press- tho door could be opened from tho ont side, even with tbo button down; did not measnre tbo tracks in tbokitebon-nn;on.i """" anu luting up tho latcU a little blood on tho door-step of tbo kitchen: it nimcared as if i-nniAii,;., i. i been drawn over it from tho kitchen- I followed aloDff from tbo k-iteb me uarn wuere tlio uody was found, but discovered no tracks of blood; thero was a little blood in the place where she lav . , , WMW J , lOCk tn fIlHlinnfrlf-iti-A;n 41. over. Thero is no road from thn of bars near tbe corner of the east and west road to tho pasture; the wood road througbj tua pasture;to Airs, uns- wold s was not a feasible route to travel, lint von eonld cot thereby it: itwouldbe an unusual route forme to go to tbe barn; I should have taken the direct road to the house; tho distance) from Williston depot to Mrs. Griswold's wai 8 miles; the road by the Williston Toor Farm runs directly to Winooski Falls; the distance from the north and south road from Essex Junction to ATr. Griswold's, to Winooski, by tho Poor Farm road, is 4 miles; from witucsi' house to Winooski by tho river or Poor Farm road is further by 11 mile and a half than by tho Eldridge road. Mary Sulliran. Lives in Williston in a iionso next to jirs. unswoiu s ; nvuei m Mrs. Guswolel s for some weess before the murder ; was thcro Wednesday or Thursday before : was there when a man came to buy horses previous to hcreicath; saw him about 11 o'clock Wednesday in tho back kitchen ; had been previous ly in the forenoon np stairs sowing ana esimo elowu to get dinner ; ho took dinner there that day : I was at tho table during llio ilinner ; he had rather a light com plexion, black whiskers and hair ; tluuK bis whiskers, were chin whiskers ; he had a moustache ; heard them say that ho was there buying a horse that Mr. Potter had bought lately ; did not seo the man looking nt any hones that afternoon ; he went away about 2 o'clock ; heard Mr. Potter say bo was going to carry him to the Junction : Mr. Potter returned homo before night ; thinks he brought n stove with him : thinks she has seen that man since , saw him before the Grand Jury last fall ; he was brought into the room where 1 wus ; eliil not know ho was com ing into tho room ; nothing was coid to nn about sceinir him before except they told me I should have to go to the jail to seo hiiu ; never had him pointed out to me. Tlte witness prisoner Waril here iioiuteel out tho as the person she had seen at Mrs. Griswold's and in tho Grand Jury Room. Mr. Potter said this man csrae from Rutland ; Mr. l'ottcr took the buy horse to carry this man away ; had heard tho Potters talk of going to Canada, just af- tor I went there ; 1 was at Mrs. Gris wold's for three weeks the last time; tho family did not live pleasantly together oU the time ; elid not see, what I cenild call. a very serious difficulty between any of them ; they had somo words once 111 a while ; heard them have some worils once about a lock ; Mr. Potter was putting a lock on his beel-room eloor ; Mrs. tins- wold thought he elid not do it well, aud wanted him to get somebody to d it nho understood it ; Mrs. Griswold seemed to make the most words about it ; Mr. Pot ter was not present at any of the alterca lions between the old lady ami Mm. Pot ter. Q. by Mr. Englesby. Wliat bail the old lady saiel abont having the Potters in the house ? Mr. IEoberts objected on the ground that it was not evidence. The Court ruled that the evidence should be limiteel to what wm said in the hearing of Potter. Never heard any altercation between the old lady and Mr. Potter, exeopt the one about Hie lock. Cro$t-Examintd. ITearel tbe man who came to tbe house talking with Mr. Pot ter and Mrs. Griswold about buying a hotse; they dineel that day in theditiiug room adjoining the little kitchen; all the family dineel there except the boy; the man was well elreseil; liad on a short. dark coat and a light colored hat; the run of the hat was fated with black; when I saw him before the Uruud Jurv be was not dressed the same aav as when at Mrs. Griswold's house; the man at tho Grand Jury room did not have whiskers, nor tbe same coat or the same hat; be bad a verv nine moiiitinciie; wnen ieiwnni uun wax testifying this inorningl heard you ask the prisoner Want to stand up; never had seen the man liefore who took dinner at Mrs. Griswold's until that time; bad seen other eople strangers to me, at Mr. Griswold's before; never heard of two rough Strang era who hid alarmed her mother by stand ing in the road the night before the mur der; Mrs. Griswold hnel had trouble with the boy Call; never knew her have any trouble with any of tbe workmen except tho boy; when Mrs. Griswold got vexed she did not seem to have anv control over her temper, ami would My anything that came into her mmel; did not know .Mrs. Griswold's ace. when I was there Mrs. l'ottcr had the management of household auairs" Dr. C. A. I Surauiit .-Went to Mrs. Griswold's the morning after the murder; found the body of Mrs. Griswold in a calf len, wropiod in a blanket; uncovered her fnce anil found cuts on her throat and face; found three contusions on the left sule of her head; the scalp was broken in threo places, aud there were nUo bmise3 on tno loft templo aud clieen; thero were also somo brut es about the chest; there were several small cuts in tho throat, one a little left of the mesial line, which was about two inches wide, and which had severed tho external jugular vein on tho right side; there was a narrow cut nn inch aud a half elecp on the chin, which seemed to have been mado bv nn instru ment pushed in; on the back of the left hand were two cuts from an inch to an inch and a' half long, ami one on her right hand; Iter chest, knees and legs were also discolored with bruises which seemed to be old; some of the marks on her chest seemeei to have been recently eione; oincrs looKeei outer; there was nothing about the character of the older marks to lead me to judge bow they were uiauu; me contusions on 1110 ncaei seemeei to have been made bv some blunt instni uient which broko tho scalp and fractured iuo skuu; tho Iracture was about tiro inches and a half in length. Mr. Englcsby handed the witness a broken bistoury which was picked up on tho kitchen floor, in the blood near the stove. Witness saiel the blade fitted one I of tho cuts tits on the cLiu; l,o also testilleel to seeing tho bistoury picked up by Judgo rrench Mr. Englesby here handed the witness n l.;iK- i i i -t i . a Wily, and asked if such an instru- ment would iullict the wounds fonnd up on the head of tho deceased ? Witness thought it would. The severing of tho jnguhir vein would cause death by hemorrhage; the blows on the head will probably result in death. r' , -...I , , -i-niHiiHeu. ane mows on the ueau migui nave been made by a cudnel or somo blunt instrument ; tho body of .j..o. uiunum as quite Dlootly nbovo tho waist, and but it, tno blanket was clotted with blood; could not judge from the blood on ner person whether sho was standing up; think tho blows on the head were enough to, ,?k a person down and cause insen- siuuuy, lounu no amount of blooel in tho bedroom save somo bloody tracks; there were no sheets on the bed in the beel room; eiiit not notice that a y pillow had been taken out of tho room; examined one or two windows in tho west part of tbo house. ,.Dr-X,1: C- H fc& ' Saw the remains of Mrs. Gnswold at 3 P. M. tho day after the murder; mado an examination .of tho .," unswoiu; lound tbo cut in her throat and two stabs in the chin, tho cut on the throat passed from tho left to tbo right by tho windpipo and severed the external jugular vein on tho left side: tbo cut was a gash about an inch nnd a half long, which could be probed about two inches; saw several other marks on the neck which wero around this larce cut, and looked as if thev bn.l .y uugemaus, perhaps by her own; tho two marks on the left hand were on tho back of tho hand; thero was also ono on tho right hand; ono of the cuts on the left band was a zigzag cut; one of the cuts on the chin struck tbo bone; tho other near ly came out at the top of the lip, and was about an inch and a half long; saw tho bistoury nnd probed tho wounds on tho chin with it, and fonnd it nearly fitted them; there were two or three contuaiomi wen! went finest on tho'head; two were Tery severe, which I probed particularly; the bone was frac tured, and the contusion seemeei to u ! tho centre! tho characterof tho wound , was as if it had been made by around in- strument; tho wound was not made by n hammer, it being so badly jammeel at tue central point and then raeliating out; was of opinion that it was made by some blunt instrument like the head- of a cane or a stick with a knot on it; I think the woman must have been standing up when struck; had she been struck by an instrument like the "billy" handed him by the counsel, it would have produced tho dis coloration of the scalp aud jammed ap pearance of the skull; I thought that if struck with the cane, the area of the cane made tho contusion running forward; the cut iu the throat, if left alone, she would have bled to death; if it had been stayed her life might havo been saved; tho blows 011 her head wero suffi cient to produco death; saw other marks on the lower limbs and on her chest; those on the chest elid not bear the ap pearance of recent marks; thoso on the lower limbs appeared recent; Mrs. Gris wold was a short, stocky woman, in full health, and weighed from 110 to ICO JKMludi. Crosi-riiiiieei The contusions of tho head elid not appear to havo been made by an ordinary bludgeon; they wero not long enough to be done by an ordinary club; if it had been the square end of tho club it would make a contus ion; probed tho wounds in the skull thoroughly so as to ascertain the shape o the depression; such a blow on the bead would be apt to knock a person down. Ktlteanl Sulliran. A small fair looking boy, who stammers a little in his speech, was the next witness. His tcstimuny was as follows : "Am a sou of Morris Sullivan, who lives near Mr. Griswold's ; will bo ten yours old next July, had never been a witness before." Hero Mr. IlobcrU asked him if he knew the nature of an oath. The boy instantly replied, "les;T call God to witness that I tell the truth." Mr. Eng lesby then handed him the tortoise sholl handle of a bistoury, and askeel him if had seen it liefore. Tho boy answered : "Ifonml it on the east side of the road, near the barn, whilo playing ; let my mother have it ; found it about the middle of a ledge of rocks ; found it last fall before the snow came." Martin Jenkins (colored) was sworn but tho Stato waived his examination. Jerome ,J. D-jtener Lives about half a mile south of Mrs. Griswold'a bouse; n -ver saw anv difficulty between Mr. Griswold and respon dent. (Vrfit E.ttaUla'M Lives about TO rods south of Mr. Griswold's; bad been in tbe habit of taking care of their hones and cattle; Mr. Potter told me on .Saturday that be was going to Canada the next day; he bail some unruly cattle and wished I would look after tbem: had heard Mr. Potter say. a few weeks before ber death, that the old" lady had got in o a stew'' and wanted to drive him off: beard him say that tbe old lady had been over to Brownell's to get help from him to drive him away: Potter saW that he'd like to see her get help" enough to drive him away; was not at .Mr. Griswold's very often: never saw any quarrels lietween Mrs. Griswold and the Pot Uent. lYi MS-eXitminrxl Poller did not appear erj angry wbeu be Ulked about the old lad '.- getting into a "stew, though 11 ilnl not seem to cet verv well on bin: never heard roller threaten aim. Gruwuld: Mrs. Uriewuld would sometimes ttuarrel with people: she was easily excited aud was apt to get out of hu mor; I made an examination the morning afUr the murder; noticed the south window of the kitchen, and that one-half tbe blind was otf tbe blares: I went and took the blind down; standing there and looking through tbe win dow. 1 saw tbe blood on the door, the sheets and a night-cap: could see into the bed: 00m, but could not see tbe bed; Chauncey U . Brownell was tbe first man to eater tbe kitch en; he did II by preMing hard on the .biiBib piece and littiu- up tbe door; saw rawe bloody tracks on tbe floor: there were two didVrvai filed tracks in the kitchen, bat both -eemed to be made by men in their sock feet: no iced some tracks in ber bedroom and that the clothing was alt stripped trom tbe bed. ex cept tbe pillows, which were in tbe middle of the bed; exaraiued tbe west window of tbe little kitchen: it was not fastened and could be easily raised from the inside: the blinds nere shut and cute bed; there were Sneer marks of blood on tbe door from tbe kitchen into tbe dining-room: there was a bureau in tbe nirth-west corner of tbe dinine-rooui; it did not seem to have bee , meddled with; the door Irora the sittinr-roonr to tbe back bed room was forced open: the upper draw-r of Mrs Griswold's bureau was broken open, and tbe second drawer partly s boved .out: tbe thini had he-en all tused up; one of the west; windows ol tbe sitting-room J partly raised and there was b:ood on the (ill; it did not appear that any person bail opened it from I me outsiue; lues doors seemed to nave been I pried open bv a chisel about a n inch wide: I heanl. Mindar evening. Mrs. Gri wold and tbe I boy trying to put the cattle out: 1 went up I there and helped them !ut tbe ua tile oat: re turned home about 94 p. Iu.: obs. Tied blood oil the threshold of tbe kitchen, and stone step, as if something bad been lira vn over it: did not find any traces ot blood between the kitchen and the place where the body was found; did not know of anv team bevnt: hitch edthat night anywhere along the road: did not see any blood on the hedelothing 'found in tbe n.0111 where Mrs. Griswold slept, Geonie Williams. Had heard Mr. Potter My that God had got"5iljvil. but not so great a one as be had; l'otler then remarked that he would give $200 to put tb.tt old devil out ol the way, and if that wa not enough be would give i5U0; this conversation occurred in the middle of July Lest. erojj ej-amiifll - Lives about a mile- west of Mr. Griswold's. near Mr. Brownell's: had worked for Mr. Brownell: this conversation occurred at Mr. Potter's table, wbeu I was at Work there bavin??: ft Frenrhmm from .eSn-i.la and Ihe boy Edward Call were a!-o at work lor him. There was pre-se-.t at the table Mr. Griswold, Mr. Potter. Ham Potter, the French man, Edward Call and myself; the old hdy bad been "sputterinc" about some tiaked mutton on the table, which she said w: d not good; she then got up aud left the table; ihen Potter made the remark about -(;1 haif mt a devil, but not half so biga devil as he had;'' ue men taiu, i will give 5200 to set that old evil out of U.e way yes. by G-d, I'll eive fC ' , n .t.'i, . ' r , , mni.UU ik rotter), neither did he wold's name: he did not i inentinii Mim iria I he made the remark; Ham Potter sat between ..oiu s name, ue uiu not speaK very loud when I 1 23 Y the SWy. n? on? replied to it; he spoke in such a tone of voice that Mr. Griswold could not hear. for he was deaf; did not think he heard tbo remark; spoke lirst concerninc this matter to the Postmaster at Williston villa fT nr. tka Monday that .Mrs. Griswold was found mur dered: worked at Griswold's about ten days; when at the table Mrs. Griswold complained ma. mi.- incut siiiiii.. uie two or tnree month ""., eio or mree moiun mis. in Potter Harry Unties Kesidrs in llllston, on the road between Williston village and Williston depot; when the morning mail train from the north, on Wednesday, Aug. 23l, 1SG5, arrived at Williston depot, a gentleman got off and asked if there was any conveyanca from the depot to Williston village I told him there was, for I carried tho mail from that p'ace to Willuton village; he said he wanted to get a ride to the village; I told him as soon as the mail was changed 1 would take him alongind did so; after we got started he asked me if I knew a man named Charles Potter; I told him I had known him since he was a boy: he nueie uu uveu, auu i toiu Dim; He sup posed he lived at the village; I told him Pot ter lived 3 miles from Williston village, and I could not carry him further than th.. ivi r flee; but afterwards I carried him as far as Ur. Alsers: he then naid me hi fn n.i i directed him where to find Mr. I'ntter. I,.. with me about three quarters of an hour, and J.1.I .nn.!.l...t.l. . . I .. ..v h.u wwiuci4uic tuuiciMuvn aiong tae wav; be was a nice, tidy-looking young man; had a brownish mixed coat on, and alow- crowned black ""t a iow- i hat - it was a very nice dress fti!'.! hat; his hair w nice niack whiskers and a black moustache; 7tln Xa"la UP. the lampblack this was tbe man ; may have told Mr Bil hs whiskers were not full tI...rr..l k. .i ' I factory; then we went onr n. .,. k... L. 5 i i r i..i '...J DaTO '?la -"f- m were snugly trimmed; there was not much . v: . v. - V" nis iace snaved: had seen thl man ulneu. ond time I saw him was in llnrlinirlnn :M "?'hIm ,0, the Grand Jury room last I J ...uicro men luemineu tne prisoner V - 'ne man mat roue with him. Cross Emmined.- 11ml no other pawn, this lne.?T,i I"' dV' ftf VAr, r,DT V'SU 0f then ; we'rted to the jail to recoimlzc Warrl t ik late as five nVlrvV - Tt. -..!-.-? ."? ofEiimnml Whim., , '.VT. T at --- i vi iui7 i lectmen nf WiNUtnn . lk .v.. s-ti . , f- .i . . - " iar , not have whkkee tbhad Z firS tfgXay ESS" ' " ' Xi6 Z ? dldne iTi'A .gta Thfcirriage was not in Sight of the office COriVrre with thn man aIiKa ... . sv. I jail or the Grand fury Room ; 1 noticed when I brought him up that he rathe- a fafavored" In his left eye; I noticed that he had the same kind of an eye when I saw him in jail ;the man told me he was going up to try and buy a horse which Mr. Potter owned ; thinks he wa3 over o feet high and weighed betwe-cn 133 and ISO pounds. Re Direct. 1 had a fair view or tho prison er at the jail. The Court adjourned until 9 o clock this morning. TCESDAT. Court opened at nine o'clock. States Attorney offered in evidence the law or Vermont of November, 1S4C, con stituting Adclia Sophia Barber (Mrs. Potter) the heir at law of Ephraim and Sally Grit wold ; also a certified copy of the records of the town ot Williston, containing the assent of -Mr. and Mrs. Griswold to the act. Tobbet E. Wales, sworn. Witness is JuJge of Probate. The inventory of the property of Mrs. Griswold amounts to Cross-examined. There is no personal estate, it is all real estate. Home &rm 103 acres, 5150; wood lot 81000. Cuauscet W. BaowsELL.Sivorn. Witness W an interview with Mr. Potter at the old Wnlker nk a dav or two before the death of Mrs. Griswold. l'otler came up to tbe watering trough as I was watering my horse. lie inquir ed about Mrs. Griswold having come to my housi. He wanted to know what she was coin; n iln snd what she said abont him. I told him she did not say very much, that she found some r-nlt V.nt his beinir abusive to her, but did not sav very much about him. He a.-ked if Mr RriswnM lound anv fault. I said he did not He said he could get along with Mr. Griswold. and with tbe old lady as well as any- hn.lir hut the devil could not net alons with I, or He nstcd what complaint she made. said she did not spend her time finding fault particularly that she found some fault but did tint Aav much. Cross examined. She spoke of some abuse, but came for some other purptse I suppose ; did not spend her time finding fault. Wit ness had known Mrs. Griswold a eood while r she was a woman who generally attended to.he; own business: from what I could judge she wanted to superintend ber own business out doors and in ; should think she was not as easy to get along with as the majority. WitoeM) tes tified belorc the Coroner's J ury ; never hal any trouble with Mrs. O. ; never was driven from her house with a fire shovel ; never had any hard words from ber. Witness was the first person that entered the house after the murder; entered by tbe east kitchen door; I put my band on the thumb piece, pressed it down hard and by poshing shoved it over the catch; it was worn so it could pass over; there was a wooden button and a small wooden key over the latch ; found a pool of blood on tbe floor with some sheets over it; foot prints were round the kitchen and two or three in the bed room; there were no clothes on the bed in tbe bedroom; they had been removed; looked closely at the tracks, but did not measure them; thought some showed larger than others, but supposed it might have been because some were more bloody thane then, but thought it possible they were made by two persons; found the door between kitchen and dining room burst open; tbe key lay en a sink; The door had been burst open, tbe lock broken; we did not find the key to the pantry; noticed nothing peculiar about the kitchen window looking south; blinil must have been ajar or otf the binges so that witness eoakl look in; The lock of the dining room door lay there on a chair ; found the bureau in ber room broken into and drawers rummaged. TittoDoKE L. Wacbe-V, Sworn. Resides at Essex Junction. In August but worked about tbe depot. Un the morning of Aug. 23th I bad been watching with a sick man at the paper mill; was going home between lour and five in tbe morning, 1 had got about to the corner where Mr. Willey lives, heard a team eosaing very rapidly ; beard them coming some ways, were driving very fast, beard tberu half or three quarters of a mile otf. It was a very still morn ing. I saw the team when it came alone. It was a largish horse, too dark to see his color .an oldish buggy, an open baggy. It was before daylight. Two men were in it- Doe was a tallish man with full whiskers, ami a stove pipe hat. The smaller man was driving I thmk. I beard one say "We mast drive along, folks are get ting np." They went along a I tile farther towards tbe tavern, heard the wagon crass tbe track, supposed towanl;Lsx Centre. Witness was fifteen or twenty fret from them as they passed ; was in sight of them. Crou-txamined. They drove, I 'should think, at the rate of 10 or 12 miles an boar. EriiKaix Griswold, sworn. Was tbe hus band of Mrs. Griswold; Mr. aad Mrs. Potter came to live with us in April a year ago; lived there daring the summer; bad thought of going to Canada but a few days before I went; Potter first spoke of comg on Friday, towards night; doa't know where Potter was on Friday and Saturday previous to tbe murder; be went away in the fore part of each day, Friday and Satur day, and came back towards night; did not generally know where be was going; some times be would tell and sometimes sot; when be returned on Friday night, I think, he said that he drove 30 or 10 miles that day; don't recollect as he said what time he was going to Canada; I supposed he was going when bis wife I went; I started lor Canada Sunday mornin? at 8 or l o'clock ; Clark Potter went with me; liar? ana t went ahead; Charles Potter and wife were all ready to start when I .li.1: nrV and I started first and kept ahead till we got to Essex; we did not stop at Essex, have heard that Charles Potter stopped at Essex. Witness was in a light buggy, covered, with top up; manes 1 outr was away uurmrr th ilae. st urday; when he returned sun was about ;t bours 1. : i. . r -1 , Mrs. Griswold was standing by the portico of the back kitchen where she could see Potior- noticed something peculiar about Mr. Potter's appearance. Mr. Itoberts objected to witness describing what he noticed in Potter's appear ance. Objection sustained. The stockings found were not witnesse's. Croit-examined. My wife was o" or 8 years old; Adelia was about 8 weeks old when we took her to bring up; she always lived with us; did so when she was married; Charles and his wife lived with us soon after they were married tor nearly a year, and since last April they have lived near us; the families have been in timate; Delia always came visiting after her marriage; was there not a great deal, because ane nasi so much to tfo; .Mrs. Griswold always thought everything of Delia and thcohiklren; there was some hard feeling in the summer; iuj. generally spoke to vnanes it she want- tu any neip ; Delia always uul everything to picase her till they had some fuss last summer : 1 1 -1 ,, . - . . .. .... ' graerauy ineu to please the old lady ; my wife, when in anger, would say what she was a mind to, and then would te sorry for it ; she always had the direction of her own business. ?oJ WM a tarJ working woman, out doors and v" n '' l'otler and his wife came, a year ajo. - Mrs. U. used to ret nn an.l r.t th tiMtritt. fuss last summer was because Mrs. G. wanted "no eooie me general direction ; this to zo on and take chinre mat 1,7 but Delia didn't want she should : witness nnl derstood there was hostility between Mrs. Gris- wom anu ueua ; they secerned to be stirml nn against each other occasionally, when mey were angry at one mother : on one occasion there was a fu nlm..f . ioci. : witness was not present. Oiarle. ii to put a lock on, she did not want such a hole mine uoor. i saw there was mini to be a threaten my wife.""n;memter e at something was said about some meat Wil was there, my wifes health was poor and she and found it all righL I don't recollect as I Charles said anvthinir. didn't hpf.i. rk.i. .. - . ...... mciueaL smeie nan. i tnn if I , hewouldpveS300orS500if anybody would make away with that nl.l .l-.l Jirs. Unswold pener-iltw v. i , i had four children by her ; one lived to be 13 tnnnlffa 1,1 1:11 - ' -o cmiuren living now. This expedition to Canada had been talked i ., nearl' month; Delia said she could not ret readv and nut ! r. ik. .-. ter a lived in Canada before for 0 or 7 years, at Ujoe s Corners; he was keeping a tavern, store juujce; ne nau sold out his nronertr before eomim. w,u;.i.n i... . V , " i , Buruig; ne lea a k Dimness unsettled; i had been n.X !, u58' naa 'ness there: I took Pot,.er 1,110 m "- we went; in the ..t,., , , , iu tne I ..cf.f? .T m Ch"I wife Katy and Bx.S .M. . .m.. V. .'. passeu I ."'"'i? J4ckson Potter's and I to John Pot- u.saon ; tney are about a mile apart f " e tarthest on ; there is a toll bridze side of Jack,nn pnL.:.7 atl JW ,C."ZT " "u"u "'".' tared --- i-i-i l nicnr oi ...;. - r . r"..a"a urove un to the ;ec- iVt rVr-Z. UMV we took -lw there; . . 1 took Katy in with me ik... .i ' 1 hTtm- nml fTurlM unit T iml ftn in Flats; got to Slab City betwixt 10 and U 0? clock, aud to Dunham Flats right after dinaw ' next went to a funeral there that Chik to go to; after the funeral was oifrLj,, Charles ; this was on Monday afternor.n. Xext saw bim around Dunham Flats tharji, ncxt day all hands went a visiting with sr.o. '', his relations; towards night Charles eot ,' Dr. Browns; next saw him at 10 or II ov,. Tuesday night, at the Flats; I had 'Mu ,jt murder and sent for him; a man uamel Br.,, saw it in the papers and told me; we ail su'tj for home that night, and got home HVl,,' about four o'clock. The west kitchen w.n , was never kept fastened, nor the W 1 window; tbe catch had been broken; c raise it readily; the bed room windoir rv, harder; tbe spring of another windo .. dining room had been broken a year or iw, fore and was not fastened rill after . back; I found two pieces of a silver pLu,j . set, a trater pot and another piece bu taken; also a set of nice knives and si.-. " silver plated forks; also 12 silver tev- ' very heavy ones and six or seven silvfr spoons; all were taken from a cupboard ". buttery ; cap board had been wrenched from the top ; the lock was broken . Griswold had six spoons on top, or p. .: ". another place, that were not taken ; Thpre v a bureau in tbe dining rocm ; don't kaw u anything was taken from it. The ledrorm ht been broken open and a shirt uf mine was tair. with a gold pin on it, a specimen from ". nU ; It laid on the foot of the bed when 1 !:irj from home ; The bureau hail been broken a dollar or dollar and a half in specie w-,'s purse in the bureau, which was missini; ; )., Griswold generally kept her jewelry !a ta room ; Before starting I had more ehac rhi I wanted and I thought I would pot it luil-', bureau or desk in the every day clothes room Mrs. Griswold said that would be a good ! and she would put her jewelry thre toe, ad she went and got it and pot it there. ' Mrs. Gnswotl commonly took ray money when I ha,! any and was accustomed to hiJe it tujer a bureau or waahstand ; r rerj bureau in the bouse had been nnmcks-i I re member a gentleman came on WplnrsUj . Thursday before the murder; he said he wiatr to buy a horse of Potter's his black mare ' told him " you can't have that horse for V mosey;" asked him how be knewaty about that horse; he said he had seen'l' - drive it two or three times; I told him he s-. not wait for be couldn't have that borv. 1. went down to the barn and looked at the h,- as we came back to the house Charles ir.te 1 I told him the man had come to buy his b. be appeared as though be did net know the Mrs. Griswold afterwards told me the m in . buy my hone. Man said what he wou! ! f.n I told bim be couldn't have it for that mi c-v then he looked at Charles' other horse : after wards be went to look again at my horse . -. -. ing oat he said, " that horse cf ChirUs' I l going to have: I like him;" I tull Chir what he said ; they went down to -t :n a La i of oats : man took dinner there thit .lay : I aat at the table ; was taken sick at the ini',: and took no notice of bim ; Charles toll me h was going to take him to the depot ; they left at nearly four o'clock ; the man was a prettr smooth looking young man, pretty gol '. -ing, and tnn built ; I saw Jerome Lavigne be fore the Grand Jury : I could not see an; i: the man's looks in him. Lavigne stands np in court. This J, a'' look like the man ; this don't look like the tai: I saw at the Grand Jury Room either ; shuu : my this waa not the man I saw at my !uu should think it was forty mile from my b. in Wilhston to where we stayed is Shel l : Sunday night The State's Attorney here stated th-.t was impossible to procure the attendant the witnesses in the proper order, and th .' be was consequently compelled to call the:- somewbat out of the proper succession. Hiram B. Fish. Recollects when Mr. Gris wold was murdered ; witness then worked t Mr. Tyler at bis hotel at Essex Junction; a man came there the Saturday night before ; gave him a room, and he was there through the lay on Sunday ; last saw him abont nine o'cl that evening ; be sat in the sitting room read ing ; my business was as sort of clerk or in lin ger of tbe office business ; I went to his w next morning to call him to breaktast ; he 11s not there, and the bed had not been occaptei r else had been made up ; it wa not custom ry to make the bests ao early ; have since seen a man in jail that f think to be the man ; sap pose this is tbe nun in the prisoners' box. I La vigne stands np. To the best of my recollec tion thia is tbe man, Cross-examined. The man had on a mixel ecat, not exactly pepper and salt, but like it, a darkish colored coat, a shortish coat, such as a good many soldiers bought along then, an I I thought like enough be was a soldier; don't re collect about bis pants and vest; be wore a k crowned bat, a common hat, a soft hat, shoul i think of a grayish color; be wore side whiers and a very light moustache, thmk his chin was shaven; had no particular conversation w th him: I visited the jail to identify the man ; Iwmt inside; several persona were there; I picked out a man who I should sar was this Jemm 1 1 vigne; he was in his shirt sleeves; have not heard bim speak: his) Danta ami mt I (-,!! think were not the same, bat nntmt mutnlvr definitely; be had no whiskeis in jail, was clean shaved; should say his hat was not the same hat. Ite-Jirect. The man left withmii Elliot II. Bowma.n. Snrn.-SM;.ii ,r Essex Junction last August. Saw Potter nawe there tbe Sunday morning before Mrs. GnawoM's death. Saw the carriage stop at ijiec s notes anu jlr. l'ottcr get in. 1 saw another man standing with his arms on the fence by the side of the carriage, was not near enough to hear any conversation. Saw Mr. Potter give him a eigar. He then stepped round and got into the carriace. There was a woman and child in the carriage. The carriage started north and the gentleman went with it. After they got along a piece Mr. Potter -t out of the carrhgeand tell behind and joined the man; they walked along together about 100 rods Tbey took the road to Colches ter and Mdton Falls. 1 was ten or 12 rods off when 1 first saw the carriage, I walked towards them and met tbem on the road I pasted about three feet from tbe cariwo. toe manlwas on tbe same side 0f tbe road as I was. As tbe carriage passed the man crossed the road ; I knew Potter by sight. ITio man I saw leaning on the fence I have since seen in the jail ; have not seen him since till yesterday ; be is now in the priso ntr's box. Lavigne stands up.1 I should say that is the man. Cross-examined. I caught eight of tbe carriage by tbe tavern as I was coming from uiy pasture. I was approaching the tavern. The carriage stood headed north ; I met another carriage opposite Mr. Macomber' house with Mr. Griswold and another zentle man in it. The carriage before the tavern wm a covered carr: was a covered carriage ; saw the man in the rru D'"'"-'1 carriage and the fence. atwut six lect from the carnage ; Mr. Potter came trom the other side of the hotel and offered the man a cigar ; I might have been ti or 7 rxls off; Mr. Potter then eot into the carnage ; the carriage started north and the man followed in the same direction ; they TYieJ.1 rrtn Tn... ... 1? t e . Potter "ot out -.(,,. ,,. t7.i I... c UT- roa ,rjn- tne tar'-rn. stThe ,tt li? retype five minutes looking at m"? - . ''-''-n't tell whether brown or it was dork cnlnm? - .r ;r . " ?? cith?r brown or bkek : darker than ui c ; tne man was a stranger and looked ot rou?tl : me :j s.. I...I to see the man Mr VI 1 i. -r ..t - - - - lukuulu UIU LCI liu . Jlr- Mnnson unlocked the door and we went W his Cell : thn nn. -..!: kL. "Dirt sleeves, should sav he h.l nn no hat. nad no whisker, nnthtn, h.,t n.n,.,.k. II ltnCSS did not hixir Ik- n t. the road ; has bad somo amrerti.in oinee with Mr. Henry Ballard; told him there was a chance for t mistake about this ; think I told him I told the Grand .f nrv T waji not certain ; I think I did not tell Mr. Ballard, z . . ' - " om not ten . 1 n"cr said this was the h:nkI M not tell himlwa: same man ; was not certain "iu i uau never said i was certain th was tho man ; I am certain in nwnwnmind: when asked by one of the Grand Jury if a man couldn't be mistaken- T tnbl hi th a man could be mistaken ; when the men passed along together behind tho carriage tbey walked along 10 or 12 feet behind the car nage ; my impression is that the back cf the carriage was closed. Rc-dtrtet. The face of the man itt jail - ''. n UT44 Ufc LUU then to 8kb City j he went to see Doctor Chtta. I first saw them.