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THE FREE PRESS BURLINGTON VT., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL. 13 186G.
Jlcross. In jail tlie man .11 mul iam.il uv in Iront T. - :.u,: tnolcetou. ii iuiuumu . . room, not crv It;;lit. His whiskers loo"" ss if tlicv had Ixcn recently shaved ou, can't snv how recently; his bend grown some; couldn't ray ir tl.c whiskers i.ad Wen shaved off two or '"."r.;,. The Court here took a ww " - 0 clock I'. M. vrrnssoos. John Redmonp JW Ia1. sunnier at the Pour r.irn. in illis on; the edncs d it it, ii ' ta( wnnler I met a man iuoulrW'- Mr. Potter on the road; I i, i , (.,,inIt' of minutes conversation 1 ii- 1 rri rt.. .1 V- IT- 1o ,Uitll 1IU1. il imiffauuiuit iuiiui o, T . n,-tetl liitu to 1'onera; tue man worn I ' irk (' Kit, n rouuuaboiit fiat aud black il,i-kr; couldn't hay that he hail a ....usUche; thinks tin- prisoner Vard was r, .s- rumi.tvd The man had whiskers i .n hi chin; dm not have a moustache; vat rutin r tall and slim; he hud a black l..it ; hi - t out waj. dark-colored, though it might have lieen mixed; mver called at i. .... ii . . ;.. i lit jail iu bee me jinsouei; court-litmse that foreu ii; nearu umer witnesses point out ties m.in as the pri-s-oner; met hiui h the road while I was going to WiUihtou village; aU wet a boy namtd Trruvan on the road, who after wards rode with me t.. the village; there wasaltoa boywith me l:JtrsoM uatnod t i . i . i . i jit-muili Vtarm-r; 1 uiiuiii ie uwiucu nlmnt the man; he did not have whiskers then like ho hud now; had not heard the prisoner i-jieak t-iuee, but had seen him walk: thought tiie man had rather n touli-lookiuj; eye and a good deal of 1 miss in his face. 1'auk 1'. Wilxlvs lJeeulket the time win ii Min. (iriswri'd was murdered; saw the n stpuudeiit Potter, the Friday liefore tl.e murder, at m hotw at Winooeki; he cauie llnie utul ii-fced un- if I was lmsy; I replied 1 vns nut. mid he then asked me to get m ami r de witii "iin; 1 rode with him; lie droit. .1 valuable hon-e which he called the " jS'irk-Riii '" horwe; he ijKke about "finis m C .moda, us be knew of a bore tlmt would mate hi tu there; my iin presMoii W:iS th.it lie wild lie should go then- thi fori- 1 ait 1 1 the coining week; I next kiiw lut.i tin duv folio wing mar the iin r-iir,-t-i iit.i.st-: 1 was tinviuu aiunir ivrvily Muart wiit ii 1 jiu a couple 01 men D. but iinullt i Hashed thelu: when I Cot M11 iimiire: uiiu 1 col near uiv store 1 Aia til u.iuii: uii x i'"'i Mil wi. -iitr TiAlvi.tl i,l tllA 111. if lili. ll.i.L-ldl nut (ttlml.rli lie imtjiu dnung wa.-;ait4-rlput ravliorse nil ih.tv mr I'oiifranvnifFaown iwum n-itlt hu L-itiiu f. .vit tlita. M ii c at kill ii.mn . . r.I I ! . .... I I 1 . il. .-Cjpuiii uoi itnt;ir tuai x iiuu w vu uie uuuj 4WUO w:is on iii'- near siue smre inai ume; ihcwu.- a d.tik eomplexioiied man, witli iinJI isutl 11 round top hat with Iwid brim, whieh lookei as if u man had Istni k his ii"t Uitu one Nile of it ; saw a pan in j.ul if September last who looked like that 11-1:1 ; tiiought the prltotier Ward Evas the -iiui- man. I ( -.v 11 imiufJ. The mail Isaw pass aging in tlu- wagon at my wort I only saw Mar ..ii inst.it t : tliev vtie not ariving '$b f,.-t its tiny h::d lnvu; did not soe steered out of "le ho$ -who wa? grumbling about Etcppcu ou Jt and j t0,d L-m a 01 incix.."-!- inn ,, . ,,.. T r, -". rr . i:-i,t m tne re uiu noi ioik with auv man at PainmtY-illn n-rm.it n above stated; did not walk along by the team talking with any one;" Potter also testified, "There was a person canio to ' look at the horse about two weeks since; the gentleman .said he was from New I York; he looked at Hr. Griswpld's horse I more than at mine; he came there at 1 noon; he took dinner there; he did not give his name, and I mil not ask it; should think him from 03 to 33 years of age; 1 had been away and found him there when I got home; I carried him to Essex Junction in the afternoon, to lake the train; have no recollection of the dav when the man came to buy a hore t .i - .1. 't m ... "i x mini;. 11 was xuesuay or eilnesilav. Mr. l'otter lurtuer testified, " The day the king bolt was repaired was the last j d.iy I went to the Falls; it mut have been ithe first day I went to see, and did see Willans: I went to Uurli-etou bafore I went to tho Fulls; no one rode with me from Burlington to Wiuooski; there was 110 team that drove with me from Bur lington to luooski that dav. e did not intend to ttart for Canada until late on Saturday n:ght; a messago was receiveu irom some meniucr ol Jlev. Mr. Seott's family that ho was dead, and requesting Ulark l'otter to be there. Uross-eMimtnea Potter also testified tuatliehad intended for sometime be fore Saturday night going to Canada; Potter had no counsel at the inquest; a oner goi uome irom Canada Wednesd.iy afteruoon; he gave his testimony Wed- iiesuay evening; .Messrs. V intney and Si monds, two of the Selectmen of Willistou, Stales Attorney Taf t and Jeremiah French were present; -Mr. hituey conduct ed the examihatiou; Mr. Siuionds asked some questions, as did Mr. Taft, the States Attorney; Loneke, Atkins, Wil- kius, Itedmond, K II. Bowman and II. l. I isli were not witnesses before me. George W. Kelly. Besides in Albauy but lives hero most of the time; am a messenger of tho Xatioual Express Com iwny. and run from here to New York; have been on this route over a year; this route runs over the Butland Burliug ton, Western Vermont, Troy and Boston, and Hudson Biver Bailroads: My busi ness brings me here bnt I have my wash ing done in Albany; I went down to New York on a Monday, about the last of Au gust; I first heard of the Williston mur der when I returned to Burlington tho next Wednesday night; I heard that it hail happened the Sunday night before; Monday morning one of the drivers told me at the Butland depot that there was a me to say that I liad ever seen htm before; said it was life or death with him; I told him that I had not done anything to bring this out; when I got back to Bur lington I told a young man here what he told me about the fight; I told this to Edward Pojie Wednesday night The witness here pointed out Ward as the man. Crus-Ecimine(l Understood before I went up to tho jail that a man from New York hail lieeu arrested by Mr. Flanagan for this murder; I went up there iu com pany with Mr. Flanagan; he had no whis kers when 1 saw him in jail, nothing bnt a .small monstache; should think his whis kers had been shaved off by the looks of un lace; uiu not nave the same hat on as when I emv him before; recognized him at once; see a good many men travelling back and forth, but not'iu my car; never have had anv talk with this man since I met him iu tho jail; met him on West Broadway on Tuesday; he was crossing me sireei.v.-iiun l aw aim; lie was then dressed very neatly and different from me nay oelore;tlid not notice tliut ho had been shave I, but thought he had the same whiskers as the day before. Astuost LiurKE. Kept a liverv sta- ble in Burlington last August; none'ofmy iiujsua ami carnages were out on the night of the 27th of August, which were not brought iii by the persons hired them; uiu noi near ot any auray between any OIWKU Ul.-U IlIgllL. Mtssrs. Heshy Staxto.v, Jons Ciay, O. C. Stacy and Leo.v.yhh C. Bliss testi fied sulMtautially the same as Mr. Laduke Nonr.'i B. Fianagan". Had been ployed by tho,uuthonties to some extent to ferret out the author of tho Williston wis pleuant; cTtniog pleiwnt bat pretty dark; did not see Luigne smoke on the way; csrs Mopped but a ehort time at the Itutlind depot: can't say if they were lste; I did not tee La- thst was all he wanted : ha said could help him about the jury if I felt so dis pofed ; He mentioned some names that he thought would male good jurjmen, who he Tigne get off at the Rutland depot; as the train I slid had no illwill against him; This was about started lie stepped irom behind a car on a side the time the jury was drawn; he had reference track and got cn the platform; his whiskers when I saw him in New York were not lonir: they were trimmed op. he ar peared to keep his whiskers Tery nice; the Pease house in New York was in Ninth ATen4", between 29th and "Oth streets; Pesse was, as I understood, the keeper of the house; it wss a dwel ling house; no one wss with me when I searched the Pease house; I found Mr. Pease and his wife there, and told him whst I wanted; he told me I could search; I found the pipers in a bureau drawer, in a bedroom on the second floor; I wss in three rooms; I passed through two rooms, one a kitchen and the other a diniDg or sitting room, before I found what I wsnted. EriiBAiu GntswoLD, recalled The bosom pin on the shirt of mine, was gold formed around a so.'t stone: I due it out kind of hol lowing with sort of bars acrcss; when I got it there were three small bits of quartz, which came out, leaving the places risible where they had been ; it is worth about Shit was as larire as a Sve cent piece; it was longtsh wilh a Tittle turn at the bottom; it was a specimen from the mre, mounted as a pio. Dr. II. II. Atwatee sworn Shown a viaL This bottle contains chloroform. It is used to to tallysmen; lie had more money in his hands. Cro Ex Potter referred to a prejudice agamsi mm in in is ccunty. Said be thought people were prejudiced; he expressed fears that ne toouia not get a fair trial; don't recollect as ce expressed his innocence at that time. Jiedircct Can't say at what stage of the tuuirrsauon ne alludtd to too prejudices. I think his first remark was to tho effect that I could help him to have a fiir square triiL In calling the jury, he wanted me to call on men not prejudiced against him. I told him 1 had nothing todoabout the jury; that I should call on men that hal not been spoken of to me. 1 imok mis was before be snowed the money. Andrew Jacksox Merrill sworn. I heard of Mrs. Griswold's murder on Monday morn- iDg. i ns.i never seen tbis tain (Hani) before, to my knowledge ; hate seen him once since In jail. There was no affray the night of the mur der; there was no parly of four at my house the nigui 01 me murder. .Mr. IVtter called at my house about the middle of the day, I think, on Saturday ; he got a cigar : Le came from to wards mooski and went back towards Wiooos ki;I think he drove his buckskin horse;it might utc ueen rnuay, but I think it was Saturday. relieTe nnin am! nrndnr inpnciltlTw Ii n il.n trosi-txanthtil.f fliPm nrro mMlhil most active ajent for that purpose ; is applied I ,ninl was Saturday; I couldn't say if by inhalation. Applied to the mouth and no- "otItr wore whiskers Iheu or not. tnls, it will produce insensibility in a few Satles irnni ..... 1. . i. i. seconds, if breathed rapidly. It can be ap- lis familiar with handwriting; has some cxpe- "" Ju 01 us genuiutw; am cashier 1 neo 'iuz .'iini; knew Potter veil; as I limine 110 it .lit' uiiurmtiuiuis NWU. uuu I V .. .... .1 1 -. i OU 1114- riu-i. ii .ta u u.u oat utnsc ui mare lual uitst tisuui univt-, it ta uoi T. ll.al .l.iv xivtnl.lli't mtiNir (lint T it mmi lunar mwmoli irrti-n limiaaAil 1.1 a 1 1 aift. u , r , v. . .w . iMimt . t -tild iiave been likely to have picked . 111 11.11 ill ik UUIU VI k UUUUIUI UU'll. 1 . 1. 1 1. .. !.:..! ,.f : WaiatLS Aikiss. I kept the hotel at si'lit; recollect the time of Mrs. Gris u.ild'n murder; Mr. 1'otUr came to my l.o-lsi? lilt' iuuimui vii j aiii.i t'viuir kiit- 1 . 1 1 . 1 .. I. 1 iiiiinier; ue lutpmi-u 11 u u.-ijk eouipie&- d iii.m had called there; I told him there had not; the Saturday nfler such a 1,., .1 .ft. l. t . Ar- 1 1 1.1 11 . I'lUUt . 1 ' . ' 1 ... I . . . A... . 1 . 1 had not oet-n inert ; 1 nan 110 convcr- noriiiii-' : this man w.. a tulhsii slim Tott-T cjuue tlierc-that furetioou; this . ..... oi.t.t.i mii 1 i 1 I'uri.i"! ilia Hi. iii -,ini iif Jtttit u ntxiiuK J4amv uuig i.t i . .. it .... ... . .1 . . r UiucriMiiuii Kii i. tuu uiiiu vaiut- iw;iv i- . ... ..I-n t t .1.,... 't :.. !... .1 T 1 - tl I -1 rl 1H1 .111. I nUI f i II1LU iuuc l.t-n.yl.t l.i.i ii'to liiv Jioum-, 1 thoumit 1 it. .. tn hi tli!r iii Tiiv III" WHS 111 M1IIC --- .w v some whUkers at The time I liuuigan 1. l a. 1 I.. . 1... LuL-'il itc if lid llAil UrOUL'Ul 111UI 111, UV iwvbvv w. 1 . il. 4" ...1... illil tllt t hllV una rvuuv ntt riiim . (xri,s-e.r.tmiei1 it miiit ve been ft fortnight nr longer Muov ins wuiere .1 1 a 1. .1 .. !... u lml mvtirti 1111-n niioiii 11:111 unmii. iiiut i.- t.w.i. lor tun or tnree iiuvs; .nr. 1 umi um uut f. .r 1. ..nor i',,tt, r ami 1 111s man lie-eiu- er uir iiuoiii. ne uiinn ...in.... - " broulrht to mv house by Flanagan was tiresM-ti 1 lit itiiit n.i .t.i Hi' i""" ytIiti I- l-iiiftcnin limtifrlil lut.t in. lie JJtrtcl Ibis man, when lie canio to 1.1- lf.i e. w.iil ln u-A hniiii- hors?fi for stage route on the other side of the lake; ran't swear as to whether his lwir was 1 ....-'.. Tjoris Loncke Itesides at Wiuooski; 11 1 . . . : 1 1 . . . .1 I. ..pa a cl.sm ti fltn UUl a liueikiuiiii kit ii'1- """- - i . ii.n iin.iifi" in' I'niier me Ik-Uk u- - c , came to "Ol Ju liorae slioii anil a King D"ii ior 111s -n"i - - canit over the l.nuge; mere was a muu with 11111 at tlie liu.-e, tun moi . ..t,ub.. 01 tin iii.ni to recocn'w "" ""yu tu i,,ii . ,.i., ,Ti-inn .111 11 e iintice no can,, 1, .. q,oii- saw I tie man who rod. witli IV.t n motion to Mr. tVVill.iii- in. had misid his hat to him; after g. ttmv bis v-ork done Totter went jback up t-tri i t towards the hotel. I Joseph W. 1'u.t.- I.esndtfi up the iWinooski ltiver, nnr the Williston Poor Farm, on the riv.r mad; saw Mr. Totter about four o'clock the Satnrdav afternoon before tlv murder, rearthe Maadyllrook ibridge, near my holt-e; he was "driving : cost and had a man with him; the man jhad ou a dark-colored coat, and had 5 whiskers and a, moustache; heak-o had ion what some call a "rowdy hat;" its ; color was black; wo were pretty near to gether, for I thought they would crowd 1 me into the river; I was on foct sad com- ing from the west; the man was a strane i or to me; did not notice the color of his Shair and whiskers. Cross-examined Potior at this time was driving pretty fast; the Muddy Brook tlindge was about 00 feet wide; think fpe'tto wore whiskers at this time. I Wir-UAU H. Fnrxcn. Was coroner at : the tune of tho inquest; Charles Potter returned on WtslncMlay; - Potter's testi- I'mony at the inrjnest was taken down; Potter stated in his testimony at tho iu- MieSU XUJM"Mk-M.w 1. ' IJllllir-jlllUil with any one at Painesnlle; stopped there and jrot a cigar, but did not see any one I knew; there was several around tho hotel when I was tlvere at Paiuesville, sitting in the bar room: I did not see jnyone after I left the hotel ou the road, from there to Colchester; did not have ny conversation with any oae I know pf; oid not speak to any one at the hotel. -fcept the man from whom I got the cigar : nd a man who was holding a horse nt man there who had been intiu.riug for the messenger; the driver soon said that the man was outside the car uniting to see me; 1 stepped out of the express car into the express wagon and this luau stood by tie.' side of il; he wanted to know whether he could lide down with me. and said he was going to Niu York: I told him no, for it was a.iiust the rules to let anybodr ride w .th me: he said he was acquainted with some of the bovs in New York, aud it would be uleasant for him to ride down with me : he said lm did not want to spnnge his ride, as he in tended to get a ticket : 1 then told him hat as he wa s a friend of some of the boys in New York, I would let him ride hut would rather he would wait until we got down the road a piece ; when we got to Vergenues lie came and got into my car ; after leaving New Haven I got into conversation with him ; he told me he had had a fiirtit the nitrht before some where back of Ilurhuirti u : siid he had been up here three or four duys ; said he had had a little business up here ; when he hail got read v to start from Jack Mer rill's, with a horse and carnage, which ho had hired at a liv.ry stable in Km but ton, he saw four men watching him, and he started off then, thinking he wouM get out of sight of ihem. and droic alouir down until he thought he had p. away from them, and turned up the side of th" road aud stoop d . a soou as he loied he said hestw the men eominr: atrMin : they came up to him and asked him hat business he hail there ; said he didn't know it was any of their business; they replied, "thev would make it their Imii" ness,' aud pitched on to him; he fought them oil until he got away from thini; said he struck some of them aud fired his revolver at them and didn't know wheth er he had hnrt any one or not ; he show ed me his revolver; the revolver was a common six shooter; don't think I saw enough of it to identify it ; know the kind of revolt er called the "Smith Wesson " revolver; this one looked like one of this make. Here Mr. K. showed the witness a Smith & Wesson revolver, which, he said, looked like the pistol the man showed him. He said he tired off all the shots there were in it ; ilttl not know wnetner Uie pistol was loaded when he showed it to me; healsosjioke abouthsvinga "spring billy"; said he left the horse and car riage where he had the fight ; said he cut one man's head pretty bad ; didn't know whether he killed lnm or not; thought from his appearance he had walked from where he stated ho had the light; his shoes ami pants were "qnite dusty; his shoes were made of prunella; showed me marks of i loot! on hi clothing; said he got qnite bloody in the light; said his coat was so bloody aud torn that he could not wear it but put it into hiscarjiet bag; ho had a leather bag with him, which hung up in the car, and one which was checked ; they looked rather slim, as if they did not have much in them; showed me whero they had been blood on his pants from his knees to his feet ; he evi dently liad tried to wash it off; the pants looked as if they had been all covered with blood; could sec marks of blood where he pointed them out to me ; pulled up one leg ol Ins pants about . or 0 inches; the top of his stocking looked rather bloody and dirty; did not notice his clothing above his knees; he had a large, loose coat on. which was not but toned; showed me the shirt sleeve of his right arm; the wristband up to the gath ers in the shirt looked as if it had been saturated with blood; he had on two white cotton shirts; the undershirt was the one that was bloody; the man was rather slim, taller than, myself; had very dark hair and whiskcrs.uot over three or four weeks old; his whiskers were dark; his mous tache was about the same length as his w'jiskern; the whiskers were of what is called ' military cut;" he had on a cloth hat with a stiff crown and brim; its color was dark mixed; his pants were very dark with a greenish shade to them; the man left me at Centro Rutland; I next saw him at Troy; he went to Troy over the Sara toga road, and I over the Troy fc Poston; when tho Saratoga train came into the Union Depot I -av tho man get off; he did not seo mo there, nnd I did not speak to him; I next saw him at F-ast Albany, and ho spoke to me; when I passed the first passenger car he said : " Halloo, voa'vo got down here; I will see you in St'ew York to-morrow;" saw him next day in New York in West Broadway; I was 011 the wagon at the time, and just said, "how do you do?" as ho was passing along the street; next saw him iu the jail here last October; recognized him as the same man that rode with me in the car; his appearance was changed; his dress was different and his whiskers gone; had a little conversation with him in the jail; I said ' Good morning " to him; ho re plied, "You've got the start of me I never saw you before;" I told him, "I guess you are mistaken you must have seen me before;" tsevcral prisoners, John Xelson, express messenger, Mr. Flanagan, Wm. O. Crane, clerk in the express office, and the jailor were present at this con versation; he also said, "Yon might have seen me, but I don't think you ever did; he asked me where I had seen him; I told him in Xew York, up by the Girard House; I then got n littlo aside from tho fiiiiHro. nun mill mill tuna niui iiii tica m . n ' . . - m w , Aliorncj tjti tunc 111 1 ij l.3 , una his saying that ho had no recollection of .0 come to WniUton. Heard of no reward meeting me, for ho knew me well enongh; 1 ini a fortnight after I started. I no then asked me 11 1 nau seen lid. Pease; that was the man whom ho told me he knew in Xew York when he asked io ride in my car; Pease was one of our express drivers in Xew York, and resided la Ji'ew York; lie then said he didn't want laurder; mmlo the arrest of Ward. ji"ns 1-avigne; tirst saw the prisoner iu Now ion;; aooui .1 lortnignt alter tiie mur- ler of .Mrs. Gnsuolil; saw him first on Chamber Street, between Proadwav and West Promlwav; he iKissetl him on tho sidewalk ; oliserveil him as closelv as possible; my attention was called to him from the fact that he was the man that I was looking for. as he answered th description! had; 1 saw him again the same day when he came back ou the same street; I remained near the place where I t'Ht I....- 1...... I ...... ... I.;... 11 . Ife mm, j. iicai. suit 111111 uu me rears at Charlotte: he came on at Chnr- lotte in the evening; I was lookim? for mm at tue time; met linn on the cars the llth I Seiitemlier. which was the second Hay ot the County lair; did not see him get ou at Charlotte, bnt saw him immedi ately after the ears started; he was on the platform of the car; I was in the back car and sat conversing with Mr. James Eti- wards of inooski; soon after the cars started, the conductor came in and di rected my attention to this man; I re quested the conductor tu mss along a .tl pay uo attention to me; after sitting a moment, I got up and went to the door ami opened it; I found the prisoner stand ing ou the second step of the platform, with his hand ou Uith sides of the rail with his head round the corner of the car to koep it out of sight; I raw enough of his face us to discover that he liad lost his whiikers; he was dressed differently from whi n 1 saw him in New York; I did not stop theu to scrutinize at all; I passed right through, into the car forward, and closed the d -or. and sat dottn by the windou on a short seat at the end of the ear; I sat there and witched carefully un til 1 caught a sight of the prisoner's face; the car was lighted. When I satisfied my self he was th" man I was in pursuit of'l want back into the other car nnd request ed Mr. Inwards to come into the car and take a seat t'.i.-rt aud keep an eye on the prisoner; when 1 got to the depot of the Rutland & Uuiliiigton lUilroad here, I learned that the prisoner had k-ft the cars I -lepped out on to the platform at the f '1V..1HI c-nJ of the forward car; when the e.tr.t started to go ovei to the Central Dt-itot he came out from liebind a freight car which stood on the side track, and jumped aUard; he tojk (Hjidtiou oil the platform ngain: I then went buck while I could keep an eye on him; when the cars stopped at the Central Depot he got off and ran through a crowd whieh .i there waiting to take the cars, lie huid the cars whieh were going to Essex Junction; I watched him until he got out of sight liehind the Central train; I t .en got ou the forward car of the train and nidketl through until I reached the centre car; when the ears stuted a person came from behind a pile of lumber and got on the sanie platform that 1 stood on; when he gut ou he droit a wide-brimmed hat down oter his cms aud pulled up a hand kerchief over his chin, drew his coat col lar iqi ami sat dowu on the second step; I then went back and fouud Mr. Apple- tun and requested him to take up his ticket and keep it; when I got to Wiuoos ki I had Mr. Edwards with me ou tho platform, aud as the cars stopped the prisoner attempted to step off as usual; I then reached down, seized him by the collar, hauled him up ou the platform, and told him 1 must make a prisoner of him; he asked what was the accusation; I replied, " Nothing but murder;" he said " that was very strange, as he was an en tire stranger, und never was through here U-fore iu the world;" took him up the hill from the depot, holding him by the left hand; goiug up Uie hill Mr. Edwards hail hold of his collar, but did not have hr; right hand fast; I saw pri soner slipping his hand into his pocket; 1 said to Edwards, " Look out for his liand; we took him into the tavern at Winoo-iki; admitted to me either in go ing to the tavern or after leaving it that he had been through here once before; said he came through about a year ago in coming from Canada; took him into the Uir-room and requested the landlord to give us a loom; Mr. Edwards, the landlord, the prisoner anil myself, went into the room; 011 entering the room I commenced searching him; the first tiiingl drew from the pocket in which Mr. Edwards took out his hand was a "seven shooter," loaded; I next drew out of his waistband a " spring bill-;" found a patch iu his vest pocket; I also found on him a lancet anil a bottle of chloroform; found in his coat poeket, among n parcel of songs, a certain paper. This paper the State did not bring in as evidence, though it was handed to tho Court iu order to bo marked. Had a conversation with prisoner in regard to these implements; said he was licensed to carry them, and that ho used the chloroform for the toothache; he told me he was a boatman and was going to House's Point to buy a boat; found iu his pocket-book S3 in bills aud a little scrip, say aliout S3.:i0 in all, nnd a S10 Confed erate bill; I searched him thoroughly, even his stockings and shoes. Wedsesdav, April 11. AV jirhes Atkiks, recalled. Was in the room when prisoner was searched; this bottle, a 4 oz. vial, resembles one found on him; I took it from Mr. Flanagan, took it into the dining room and showed it to a physician, Dr. Smith, and then returned it to Mr. Flanasan. Crott-txamintd. When Flanagan brought havtsne to my honsc be asked me if I bad seen him before. I replied that I had. Rt-dirtcl. At that time nothing had been said to me cn the subject; I did not know for what he had been arrested. V. B, FtASiCA.v, recalled. When I first saw Lavigoe in "ew York he was dressed with a low cloth light colored hat, and a dark colored mixed coat, a lightish Test, butternut colored pants and light French-calf shoes, lit had a nice pair of black whiskers chin was shaTed. TVben I arrested him, I observed his face, the side of bis face was light colored, as much to as if chalked, the balance of his face was much darker. The train he was on when arretted, I think was the 8 o'clock train goiog East. It was the last train from New York. Three pi pers, an envelope and two letters, marked "0" shown to witness. I have seen these before. I found them in New York; I searched Mr. Ed ward Pease's boose for them, and found them in a bureau drawer. Cross Ex I was employed by the States' to do tbese things; was telegraphed plied to a sleeping person and hate effect. Crois Examined. This article is consiJera. bly used to allay all kinds of pain ; to allay toothache. lie-dirtci. It ought to 1 used with know ledge and care ; is not considered safe for per sons to use upon themselves by inhalation, or except by special direction ; might be safely nsed on a bit of cotton in the cavity of a too h ; ior sucn a purpose two drops would be enough. Re t'ron Should thiuk no special danger in vsing it to rub it on a tooth or on the gum. For anv such purpose should cite a patient on ly a small bottle of it. I rarely leaTe it with a patient and only in small quantities. Giles S. ArrLETO.v Is conductor on the Central, between Burlington and Essex Junc tion. I was on the train on the 10th of August, when the arrest was made; taw the man arrest ed; fonnd hint on the platform of a car before we got to TViuooslti; don't think he went into thecals. He was sitting on the steps. When 1 came for his ticket he handtd it to me without looking up. Train was going list that we were going to no train went Ntrth that night. after this. Next tram for the North was the next morning at half past four. The train the man was on was a little late ; it left a little after 8 o'clock : don't recollect if the man was stroking. I'.OLLt.i Feask. Was keeping a livery stable in this place at the time 1 1 Mrs. GriswoIJ's murder. I had no teams out that evening bnt one, which Mr. I'attee had. I heard of no row or fight between a party of men that night. lUvm Millsb. Keers a livery stable; I heard of the murder soon after its occurrence. I had no horses Ukeu that night that were not brought back. I beard of no row in this sec tion that night. IIe.xrt Ballaep, sworn visited the Coontv Jail, to tee Lavigne, at his request, the first or second day after his arrctt I presume I saw him again within a day or two. 1 think I was there quite often daring the sitting of the court. I don t reecollect carrying any letter for him, to the 1'ost Office, at that time; presume I did at some time. Cannot be positite, but my impres sion is I carried something to the office for him within two weeks alter bis arrest. Should think the letters were directed to New York City Hate carried quite a cumber of letters for him. I can't recollect to what parties earlier letters were addressed; can't recollect if any oae was addressed to Mr. Peas of New York, or nor. Envelope shown to witness, marked "0." I can t say if I carried that letter to the office. My impression is that the direction is in La- vigne's hand writing. Cross humtnti. I am one of the prison ers' counsel. I think the first time I saw La vigne be had one sore eye ; a short time af'er be had a very son eye ; much inflamed and very red. The fittt time I saw him in jail he bad a white handkerchief tied about bis throat ; be said be hal a cold which settled in his throat When be wm broucbt down to Mr. Hollenbeck'a office to hate the case continued, be still wore the handkerchief about his throat. I hvl soaw conversation with Mr. Bowman, who testified yesterday ; it was last week FriJay or Satur day ; I a'ked him to give me In detail bis evi dence in this ease ; he did so. in substance as given in court; after begot through 1 asked him II be was positive that the man be saw in jiu was the man be st with Mr. Potter at Etgex Junction ; his reply was, "there was a chance for a tubule about it;" I said, "then you are not certain this isibeman ;" his reply was that be was not certain it was the same nun ; be further said that he bad never said it was the same man; I took down his replies in writing immediately alter. lir-dtrrr!. I hate been somewhat actite in looking up testimony in this case. Mr. Bowman alluded to seeing the man in jail that he stir at Eseex Junctien; ray first question to him was as to bow positite be was that it was the same man; his answer was that there was a chance for a mistake about it. EnwAiin II. Pease, sworn. Besides in New York city; hate resided there 13 years; in Au gust, lSOA, was an Expressman; am acquainted with Mr. Kelly; I am acquainted with Lavigne or Ward; his name is Ward to the best of my knowledge, always heard him called 1 y that name. I have bnown him from 18 months to 2 years; hate seen him at times, two or three times a week; at other times would not ee him for weeks or months; used to speak With him almost etery time I met him. I recollect being with Mr. Kelly in an express wagin in New York, one Tuesday, aad see-og Mr. Ward on the sidewalk. Ward called to me. Kelly ask ed me his name and I told him. I had some conversation with Ward that afternoon, about where he had been that week. He asked ire where the messenger was who came down the day before said be had seen him in the country and rode a piece with him. He did not mention any place, Envelope and letters marked "0" shown to witness.! I received those at my house. Can't say if cither of the letters came in the entelope, except by comparing tbe dates. I re- ceited the letters by the cily post- CroH txamintd. Ward did not board with me; understood from him that he bearded some where on the 7th Avenue; know nothing par ticularly of his business; he professed to be in the substitute brokerage; he was never a driter in the city, to my knowledce; don't know Patrick Hayes or Jenkins; have beard of the latter. or me hrm of J. P. Clark & Co., hate been so t years; all the money received and disbursed gues luruugu my nanus; me amount is quite Envelopes aad letters are shown to witness. I hive seen some of thee. (.Mr. Huberts objict- to proving the hand writing by thii witness. Testimony allowed by tbe court. 1 litre is a strong rocmtilance between the writing of mese letters ; m rav opinion they were all writ ten by the same person ; neter saw this man or saw him write. Micau II. SroNK. Am As,, -taut Postmas ter; hate been so about 11 tears; tbe business of the office is large ; ate receive about 800 let ters a day for delivery ; we hate many kinds of writing passing through, and I have some times had occasion to compare writing to see if idiers weieauuressea Dy the same persons; I may nave one or twioe Had occasion to examine other letters, submitted to me to judgo of their uuoiruirciij or iwuiuy. 1 uivctope, letters and ticket shown lo witnees Teat mony objected to "i jintonera owiuti : allowed py coort. 1 1 bavo compared these ; my opinion is that they were all written by the same hand. Croti Examined. Hate neter seen this man tirite. A. J. IMtseb, sworn Resiiles in WilKstoo. In August test resided in Burlington. Am ac quainted wilh Charles H. Poller. I saw bim the Wednesday before tbe murder, in the after noon. I was going last the Walker plao.when I met Mr. Potter and another man ; it was en ine roan oetween .nrs Urisnold't and Pains til'e. Potter was going north and I south. The man with him was a smallish, or midiloHMd, dark compleiioned man, with black hair and whiskers . I think military whiskers never had seen the man before; haw seen him aiaee; I think this (Ward) is the man. I knew Mrs. Gnswold lived by her; her name as 3 1 M.Sal ly GriswoM. Crauxamintd. It was to. irJ eieoiog I met then; I did not notice the wagon or horse; they came trotting down bill and tar Bed oat and paased mt; I recognised Poller; I don't recollect if he wore his whiskers; did not notice the other man hal or cluihn- iLm. a slow trot; never saw this nun io jail; saw him last Monday in Caart; never saw him U- ror or since ,- ihiuk hu whiskers were military soavetl on the chin ; did not notice if he bad a monsiacne; air. Totter wa.- driving. Court here adjourned to i P. M. AntKNOON. the btatea Attorney offered iu evi dence Uireo letter, one marked S. and the others Wm. IX Jloiison. These let ters were objected to by Mr. Hoberta, counsel for the respondent, us having uo Iertiii -it e to the case. Two were siirued hy Morrii Flanagan, and one btr D.iuiel Harrington. Tlu) Court admitted them and the defence took exceptions. 1 lie Mates Attorney then offered the envelope marked "O," and two letters marked "O." -Air. Itoberta also objected to the. pa- pern, aud tbe Court having admitted them he took exceptions. The State's Attorney then read tho fol lowing letters 3 3 !E5 S 3 m 9 3 51 I 02 CO W Q i-3 1 1 O S3 went "wilh 3Ir. Griswohi; Charles' anil family came along behind n, sometimes very near together; our back curtain was rolled up and wo talked hack to them often ; as we came to Iistex Junction ho passed FU-tXCIS CAMI'IIELIS ESTATE. STATE OF VEKJIONT. To all s IiWIO UX B.GTLAXD A BCWJXIIOS It. IL Vt, & Canada Bailroad. '-' JIl'ltl.INfJTO.V TO 1 TV, all tArinnt rin. mo and stninwi 1 nt tli 1,(,.1- . ... I .'"iricior Imttendcn.ss. teemed in the EoUta U meanastopiie.lattuenotel.we wenton, , FrncU Camobell.Iate or.Lniethill.ln said Db I noticed no one about the hotel; Charles 1 trict, dtceictil, .. oreeiinc. A'. "oi-ate Court holden at Uurltniton. wliala a;dfurtli8DitrictoUhitten.ien, on the ;th day or April, A.I). ISO, an Instrument, purporting Jol1118 but mil and Tesiamentof Franris Caaip bell, lato of Underbill. In said district, deceased, wasprerentedtothoUunrt aforesaid, lor Prot.te. And It Is ordered by said Court that tho lstdaref Jlay, A. 1). is6, at the Prolute Couit Rooms In uld Burlinzton, le xsincd fir provlcs i. Instrument ; and that notice thereof be dven to all persons concerned, by puMifhlns this order tbite weeks successively la llie Burlington Krco Prew. a newspaper printed at said Burlington, previous to tbe time appointed. Therefore, jou are hereby notified to appear be fore said Court, at the tuna and pilot afcresald.an'l cont.-t tba probate of a 4WUI. if you Lave cuo. . "iten under my hand, this th dy of April, A I). S. T. E. WALES, laizo. wlw3 ESSEX JUNCTION. iO Not Good it DrrjicnED. nnsr ciass. o It (No. 1.) i tTTia raoa Man wabo to e. a. mo. Bt-mxcioTDX, Sept. 22. 1S6.-,. fYtrud Pratt: I have been armted in Barlirurtn and am now injaiL Tell Keny that he nutat.! kmrn auythmi; about me at all. it he U called . n I was taken off the train bat beyi.ii 1 Brli.,Kt..u. IU-1-.dfcfct , KtHjr ana nut know nu- ami I want you to tell him a 3. No mora at pm-ni. Ton reapectlullT. WOUZ JLAVIUNE, Darlington Jail. Vt. IW write at all. Uerriy du aa I teU v..u. tc. r ,, This enrefcpe w to -Air. Udward II. uc. New York. M directed "In Haste" Pease, Ml, 9th Aven- heard of the reward before I made tbe arrest; I understood Mr. Gnswold offered 300, and Ihe (own $500. The train that came np from Charlotte tbe night of the County Fair bad but two passenger cars, they were not crowded the can going up to WinooskI were very crowded, ahcnld think 1000 people on them; tbe weather Morbis Klax.igax, sworn. Papers marked "S" shown to witness; I made that mark on that eitelope and similar mark on this letter; I don't know who wrote those papers; I can't read; I put my mark on them in Mr. Munson's sitting room; this man did some writing for mc in the jail .This witness' testimony was decidedly nixed, and difficult to be reported. Cms Examined. I was in jail for a fine; had been south for four years ; when I am here they get me back in jail about as last as 1 get ut. 0. S. ArrixTox, recalled. Witness exhibits a ticket taken up by bim from Ward on tbe train. This ticket was soM at Charlotte ; it is for Essex Junction ; tbe writing on tbe back of I the ticket was there when I took it up. The ticket has on it in pencil. " Jerome Lavigne, 03 UiverBt., Troy, .V ."J Wm. B. Mcxsox sworn. I have been the keener of the jail since last August ; it is not as light as here; such a day as this one can sec to read and write in any part of the jail except the cells ; it is a little lighter on the corridor than on the uoor ; nave neter known nan! to complain of toothache in jail ; saw him etery day ; Sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. Ward has never to my knowledge received any money, since he has been mini. I Ubjected to, and excluded. 1 Papers marked "S" shown to witness. I have seen this papers. It was handed to me in jail by Morris Flanagan, about two weeks since. It is dated March -7th Flanagan was then con- nneu in jul. ine envelope was scaled wnen handed to me. Morris put the letter D on both letter and envelope. 1 opened tue letter and asked him lo put it on, and be did so; this was about 15 minutes after be handed me th; letter. This letter (another one) is addressed to Mr. Counsellor Wilbur, Jericho Corners, VL My name is on it Mr. Ward told me that be wrote tbe letter. The letter was handed me last Friday morning by Daniel Harrington, in juL I have here another letter addressed to human Drew; it is marked by my autograph; Isaw Mr. Ward write that letter. Question: State whether Mr. Potter has made you any offers of money to assist bim in this case. Ans. I think about two weeks since I went np stairs to look over the jail. Potter asked me to come into ma cell; 1 went in ana ne told me 1 could help bin if I had a mind to, more than any man in tbe world ; lie then said he would give me $500 to assist him or to do what I could tor him; He then took a $50 greenback out of his pocket and put it into my vest pocket ; be said be meant what be said; I took the bill out of my pocket and wanted to bate bim take it back, he refused and I laid it either on the bonk or on his knee: I told him I would do all I Mold for him fairly and squarely, and he said O'o. 2.) ums fbok john w an to b. 11. ravc 111 hi.ix.it. y, Sept. SO. 18fi5. I write aira'n In inform that K., the rate, baa be' n here looking at mo. but did not say if lie knew mo or net. IU toM me be hail not veen yon at all ; Ibat lie had nut been in New York in three weeks. If juu we li.m Ton will tell him ti sar thai I am not tin- man a: "all, that bo liat m en tlie man in New York since. You will iee the policy .f thii-. He merclv aid li re that he hail wen ire before, and when I asked him when-, lie raid in -New York, that is all tery "ell. it arutmuU to nutbiuf;. I l- le a few words to bim on tbe slv. anil he raid that lie wonld not do anything that would hurt mo. I want yon to sec and talk with bim on the sub ject. I bate tent my brother m lenty-ure (175) fiTbim to pay tin- ixptme of tbe partv np lieie. And I bate got more n-adv tiben they come. I wish ton would gn awl .rt him, and tind oat vdut lie is i!oin in the watai. He Jtopn at 199, 7th Avenue, cor. :J7tfi ttrec-t, in &train'd I'ortt r House. I have cent for bim for a witm-se, and also for Strain and JenVinn, folka who I was liv ing with, and Murray, who ltrjn tbat porter houev, corner of Sutli utreet ami fitli Avenne. I'leai-e go ami see those parties ami let me knew if they are coming up, and also if you are com ing. llupiug tbat you will attend to those matters, I remain yon in renpecifullv, JEIIOJIK LAVlGXE. Direct all letters, to Jerome Lavigne, care of Mr. Henry Ballard, Ilurbngtoo, Vermont. I hive Kit two lawyers in the case at preeent. Hurry them np down there, as tbe trial comes off Ibis wetk. I have sent for eight (8) witnes ses lx sides joursclf. W.J Mr. Englesby next submitted a paper fonnd by Air. Planagan upon the person of the prisoner Ward. This paper was objected to by Ur. Roberts, bat it was admitted by the court and the counsel for the respondent took exceptions. Tho paper consisted of tho song, "Pat llalloy," printed on coarse news print, with a fancy border. Upon tho back cf the sheet was scribbled a number of fig ures and the following : "John Ward, Canal Boat, F. J. Davis. Albany to Oswego." Also tho words : Adventures of Vi dock, followed by sonio unintelligible me moranda. Tho State's Attorney then offered tho ticket taken np by Mr. Appleton, from Lavigne, in September last It read as follows : Ujion the back of this ticket were two stumtw of the Station Agent at Charlotte, each reading Charlotte, Sept. 'JO, 1SC5, It k U. It. IC; alo tho wortU in pencil mark, " Jekome Ilvvio.ve, U: Hirer St, Troy, N. 1"." The letters signet! by Morris Flanagan, addressed to " Mr. Ltitnan Drew, Pres- out," and." Hridgett Flanagan, Saranae orka. Franklin Co., JS'ew York," and tbat of Daniel Harrington, addressed to 'Counsellor Wilbur, Jericho Corners, iiitienuen tuuty, ermont. were not read bnt only submitted to show they were iu the handwriting of the pri soner ard alius Lavigne. The State here retdod. IEST1MONV FOR THE DEFENCE. CitonoB Williams. Was witness at in- quett liefore Judge French; was a few minutes te.tifviuii; was iuiiuireil of by Judge French as to the dilTctilty lietweeu Charles Potter and the old lady; don't re member jiositively what I said uliuut it; testified as to marks whie 1 I saw on the iietson of the old lady; I wo only a few moments testifying; think I was nut ask- oil as to whetlier 1 knew anything more about it; think I was not under oath; tlnnk tlie testimony was not read over to me anil aakeil if it was correct; don t think I was asked if tbat was all I had to say; think I testified about the trouble at table about the meat; I flid thU was in haying season; Ham was at table; it was id June J.utsson 1'orrEiu Am a cousin of Cluirles Potter; live in Sheldon; heard ot Mrs. (1.3 death; Charles c-umu to my honse the Sunday b fore the murder; c-.une there in a covered carriage with wife und daughter Katy; no other team came to my house with mm; came at nearlv o J. m. ; drove the " Buckskin" home that I liad let him have; remained all niirht at my honse; saw him coining down the lane; said be was coming from home ami going to Canada; Usually called at my honse on his way irum the State to Ca nada; we sat np that night until nearly ten o'clock; snppo-e he then went to bed; tlie Horse was put into the barn that night; I locked the barn door ami put the key into my jiocket, as usual siuce tlie L Albans raid; there is only one door to the barn; saw Mr. Potter "about sunrise next irtorninp-, alxmt five o'clock. went to the stable next morning before he got up, unlocked tho door, weut in and etl the horses : Charles horse I toil no uppearaucc of having been out the night before, they took hreukfst and he then : aid if they were going to the funeral they mn.-t be about it, they proceeded to get breakfast and started oil' about 8 o'clock, it is 3a or 10 miles from my house to the Oris wold lioube, don't know much about the character of the roud, there is a toll gate about SO or 100 roils from the mouth of the lane, saw Charles the next Wed nesday morning, called at my house with the same team, think Katy" was not in, ho merely watered his horse, said ho hail come from Canada and was going home, hail seven or eight in my family, when Potter went up I noticed "the horse, he looked verv well. came iu sight again and caught np about 300 yards beyond the hotel; might have looked back again before-he caught np; saw no one conversing with Charles about the hotel; saw no one talkinc ami walkimr with him on the road; did not see Charles walking bcsulo his carriage; we drove along together to Milton Falls before we stopped; took dinner there; theu went up to Sheldon; left Charles by Jackson Pot ter's; Katy rode with me after we left Mil ton Falls; saw Charles again at 8 o'clock next morning by John Potter's; started nearly together from there; at Slab C.ty Charles stonjieil to see Dr. Chamberlain; we went on; Charles' horse appeared well; saw Charles again just as he caino out of the Church at Dunlmui; Ch.irltw was uloiit Dnulum Monday and Tuesday; did not see oiiaries luexiay evening; Le said was goiug to Kelsonvillc; I informed Charles of tho murder; he-ird the news from David Brown; I then went and found Charles at a circus aud told him; we then quickly started forborne; I left Charles at Uinadu in lbbl; kept store aud hotel, and thiuk Charles did not wear whUkers at that time. Oroi.-'ximinM look breakfast at Charles Potter s about 7 o'clock Suiiilav niornmg, Charles aud wife were getting ready, Charles tuts behind me till we Rot 10 Jintou, tuiuk 1 started ahead at Mil ton, from Milton to St. Albans Cluirles was not out of speaking distunce.paiil uoatteu tion to the hotel at Essex Junction to see if any were aliout tiiere, ho did not over take me till about .'MO yards from the hotel, urn sure our buck curtain was 1111. don't recollect the fact of how far we had gouu before he caught up with me being oroiigm 10 miuu, x tliiul; 1 asketl .Mr. Griswold why Clmrlew stopiied at the ho tel, but the delay was not long enough lliat ho tvus out of sight to make me re mark it Edw.uid Call. The blinds of the south wiuduiv tl etl to be :asttiittl with a .snap on the ouUide : the morning after tue murder one ol the bliuils was on: a Ix-noli was t-et up a"iun.st the windows befote that it luiit not Veil there: remem ber when Geo Wiliiacis uas ut the table and the compliant took place about meat: I was there: Dr. Hum wus not : he had not come : sue said tho meat smelt bud Mr (iilhwold said it tias good, aud eat a big pieee: the old ladt said noth- ine. but soou cot tin and left tho table Charles said if she didn't cat anv. there would be more for us: .uiid nothing more: mailo no remark about giving nionev to any one to take her out of the way: made no lemark ao-jut tbe devil. Cro exuhtiuation &u Mr. Hunt. Tbe bench linn not won used for some time to set milk iil on ; it liad stood out doors ; I saw it about five or six o'clock rTATEOFVHJOION-I. I "Ibitt Co. Cork's 1'isiaicrc.r cniTik.u,t.i,-iv J j OOkcu. Sect,!! Tutsjlaj in April. A. I). in6 1, Ji S. Aitan.l'terk cfCUtUnden CVwntv IVurt, bavin; on this jceond rnesd ejr In April, 1. 1. t. dulvepened.soitei!ai!ciMintMltlie votwedtt by Uie freemen of said leu-1 , in tt various tt'Wn trierrof, on the flnt Tuesday in Marek. A. I 1 in the election ot Count) 'ComiaiMinner, do. pur suant to Uw, hereby certify Uut Wwin I). M..n received tbe Ur-est SHoiktr of Hid votes, aad thiu is duly elected I uuot CmmlMiiwr r.rKttd C ,u-i-ty of Ihlttendtn, for the jr raaain; (Uvea under my bawl at lite City or I urlintt.a. tola Second Tuteday In April. A. 1. lets. J. B. ADAJI8, Chittenden I'ountv Clerk. ww3. ' W. l-'AIKCIMI.IJ'x KSTtTK. 'HE IIoannaMe the Prourte lotrt lir SratEorVERXo.tr, rrt Dutrfel tf CblUondenjaJ 1 ine ixsirlet or CMtlenden. To all perrons ietereoted la the estatt- of Nel.-iTl W. PaireMM, late of JIU ton, in said District, ileceased. ftoaeriie. Whereas, tiid Court hath -red tie M dar of May neit for tbe settlemi nt r Ih- administra tion acevmat of the ajdnur.t-'trairix of th estate of said dmased, ant nnirred that publio notice thereof r gives tj all oersoris interested in said estate, 'jy pu'dirhin tali order three week su ceuvelr nrotimu to the uuv a- ricnoH, la the Purlin- ton Free Prf;. printed in iiariUk-ios, la said Initriet Therefore, t uu are herehr ncitift-t t- amar at the Probate tToart roocs3, in l.u.h..;;;n, on tho tUy aHiiiBei, then and there t' c- nun iu all w anee of $ahl awount, if yon see ? me I im-a underlay baa ,U:s uto '!nt uf All, A. I. tassj. I tit .LSS, Jai-'!. ttw3 CIIAKLKS I'. ItltOW.VS KNT.VTK. Electa Potthk Am wife of Jackson Potter, remember Charles Potter coming to my honse on Sabbath dav. same dav of the murder, came between 4 and 5, came in covered carriage. Charles's wife and two children went to bed about 10. my husband keetis his stable door locked. saw Charles about o next morning, took oreaKiast, gtarteti aoont o clock. John A. P.htkil Am cousin of Clias. Potter, reside in Sheldon a little bevond Jackson's, Mr. Grit wold aud Clark" Pot ter stopiied ut my house about C o'clock the Sunday of tho murder, saw Charles next moruiuc eouimir from Jackson's with Uie same company anil wife and children, Clark and Mr. (Jriswold were then get ting ready, once owned' Charles Potter's linckskiu horse, oliserveil the horse who looked well, he appeared fresh. Kumi'Mi W.virc. Keep toll-cato in Sheldon, did so lost August, knew Charles l'otter, remember his iiossintr through about 4 o'clock Sunday of tho mtinler.tlie first carnage with a young man and Gris wold pu&eeil through jnst ahead of Pot ter's carriage, think the gate was locked then, saw the same teams ntrain Wednes day morninr, then saw Potter's face. Potter's team did not to mv knowledio pass through again Snntlay night, could near any noise mat was niaue in tho night, know of 110 team passing that night, think no team could pav through without my knowing it. .Lois ilALBEirr. lfo of E. U. Ilalbert lives iu Essex just north of Utitlcr's Cor ners, remember Mrs. u s murder, saw a team between 3 and 4 o'clock Monday morniui; commit from towards Essex Junction, posM.il our house to tho north npon tlie cstford road, first observed them 20 roils before reaching onr house, did not observe them but oud our house, they were driviug rather rapidly, heard nothing said between them, did not rec ognize either, their being out so early at- tracteil my attention, U was risimr crouDd. they did not drive with remarkable speed, wm. II. fKEXcu. Ueorco Williams was a witness at the innuest. heard what he said iu Court about n conversation nt tho table, ho was not very long under examination, ho was sworn, think his tes timony was read over to him, sltoul 1 think ho testified on the subject of Chas. Potter's relations with the old lady,think he testified nothing about bad meat, Ac, he gave no such testimony before me. vross-examineil by Jlr. iiaiu. It would bo straugo if Mr. Williams was not sworn beforetcstifying, his testimony was probably given by question anil an swer, not feure but think Mr. Simonda examined him, put questions myself, gen erally about what I liad heard something about, the inquiries were generally put in this way " Do you know anything about matters of difficulty between Potter and family and Mrs. Or is wold, if so state it," do not know tliat any direct question was put to him as to any part of the subject, heard nothing about the meat trouble till after the inquest Claiik Potter, Is brother of Charles Potter; Saturday night before the murder SoL Walker brought me a letter from Miss Hnttic Baker telling of the death of Dr. Scott of Dunham, and of the funeral in the future; there was no request to be tLere; was intimate with his family: show ed the letter to my mother and sister, and said I was going to the funeral; my moth er said she believed Charles and family were going to Uanada and 1 had better see them; lived at Mr. Walker's, about a mile from Charles ; went to Charles honse about ten; found them in bed; Charles come to tho window, and when I asked him he said his wife was not' quite ready to go; he called mc again and said ho would ask .his folks' il they could fco'ncxf morning; coma back and said they would, go and be ready atfivo o'clock; fivu or six1 o'clock next morning wont np there; staid thero at breakfast; left about 8 o'clock; I Sunday evening where it usually stood; had'&jen it all day : never testified about it before : have lieeu talked with aliout the bench : all those windows were the same distance from the ground : it wui at hooiug time the meat talk took place ; .Mr. w imams Hum t work a week at tbat time : Hum Potter came the day of the circus nere : statu most a week: never told anyliodt about this meat till I came on tot he stana to-ttav: have fiveif with Mrs. P. lately. Jl'- vrfri-1 did Irli Mr Roberts what I thought about tbe conversation ulxmt 1hetue.1t KiTT I rrrKi A uuu came to lb- b-Mi-t the iVedaoJjy before .Mm. C wa iHtiruVred: rauierwrjc nut laerv: ne luitvd M.tli xraaJna aljjill Ike bur.-M-; ulkr.l about tbe l.;.uk mare; (ramlpa said he ciiltl nut have her: Gil Call went iluwn tu the field and can -lit ;ran.lp 3 iwft-; ne iikik uiiiner at onr uoitse: tine n ia middle angers 011 bi r.jfbt hand a uif; I nuueeil it when "vtulber baaditl him fii te-a: I M-t partlv around tbe corner of tbe table Irom him: hdward and I talked about the lo" of hn rinevr: I mm! Uo imt-t have lo-t il in th' war: Ki thiuht -tt.xi ami aid be witued h bad j-tked turn about too twit e: be a?ked if there was any one that could take bim to Ine tleput. mother said .Mr - aallivan coo Id: Mart Sullivan and er father were not at home: huthfrH.il.Ibecetl.il when he 'M uii .1 lo.nl or grain: begot up wo; father said be wai going after a stuve ami be could ride tvitll bim then: lather took bim oil wme ume in lite alteration: he brought a lore back: never iw tbe Ulan in tbe nrtrooer buv nub mv father miw bim first at tbe jail; had good nalured puppy uepneni a at tbe bou-e: was nut much uf a waich dv. lie was not nuite a trar oiu at tui-t tune. truss-Axtminef. na-t tea team old la: Jany.; the man that caaie lo the bou-e u a -traager to uie; never uw him before. r.-vcT saw ami since: did not know where he beluui: ett; um not near lallier ar oere be belonged baa -eell several Mrani:er there Ibat Mimmer to buy burke,, and cooked at ilideieut times and talked about their price; no other stranger bad stated there that Miuimer long at Ihi-t man: HMaetoU' tH-oide stated sometime, and occasionally took dinner: at at table with lliein. ran t rrntera er anv day of the weei, when any other jierMiu caine ami took dinner: nearly a week betore ,gnatltntituer was mur dered, ibis three fingered man was thers itwas more ihaa three or four dayo ln-fore that, tbat aLt Mraujer bad taken tlinner there. Hod talk d with .Mr. Huberts. .Mr. Ilallaril and hdward tall about ilhis three tinkered man before 1 wai in tbe -taml. talked with Jackson rotter abuut 1! at Ine Ii e of national bone lair: he hail Ii aril sen ral -tone? about it and asked me: conversed wi I) Kdward Call about it, alkout tbe lime tbe man iva at Mr (riswold'9. EU. Call said tbat be uas a nice looking gentleman; I said it was, t'A asked me melfl noticed tbat finger: told him I di.l; I asked bim whrnhe noticed jilnt finger: Ed said vtben Ihe man banded bim his kniie; Kd al-os.-.llhe wbhetl he had asked the man in u-iat lult.e lie had to?t his tingiT: nun seeme 1 tu be iu a hurry about gettiag lo Kex Jim -tiun; to take tbe train. Father came hone ipiite a little spell before dinner; our lolki bad tlinner that day a little alter twelve. 7.V-iirfW. -Ham l'otter li ft ourbonse the Momlay before the murder. (Continued next teeek.) iiiz or Vaauo.iT. I'lvflE HotMtrUe tho THstnot uf Chltlntira., I 1 Pr hu I'our'. fjr tbe Ihstilut of Uhiitondtn. Tu all Mratn intei-t in tho MCata af 1. ha. Us P. CruWB. of niliistoa. in said District tl aarri.ie. tVacaitas nntjlifciriea bath SMft t.i- lu thi Court in tcriting. h the graniUit cfsa .1 wan. for liase tu sell the whole t.1 the real cn .le of said ward, Mttias Strut therein that hit raki want mii an nndivMed half t the real aad tet nl eetate wberet f St'-bl.en M. Brown, late of WuMston. u said dUtrict, ileecatfetl, d.tnate la aaia kViliijt. :i, snbjact to the risht of dower and hemestea.1 of the wultiw of salt! deceased therein, void real estate eon9i.-tin;; of the heme farm, of a' . ml Aa-r-, hill farm of 1 30 acres, and the Barber lot of r,i irres. and that it woald he ennnoeive t tbemterrstf said ward tbat the Mune be fold and converted intt laoner. And thereuiwn the said Coait annotated and as signed the 3d day of May, a. it loot, at tbe Private Court rMnu. in said dtstriet. to hear aad deeide upon said application ; anI orderetl that public no tice thereor be given to all persons interested therein. iKihiishin' this order three weeks roi-e s- sively. In the Unrlireton Free Trets, anewtnaper which eirenlatee ia the neid&borhoud of those oer- sons ietereated therein, all of whieh pnldleatiun- shall be previous to the time appointed fur hear- Ins. TbtreEore voa are herer notified toappearliefore JlW Coarl. at the lime and place alerteaid. then and there to objtect to the granting of sach IiceLe, If you see oause. Given under rev hand, at the Probate Court rooms, this 12th day of April A. I), is?. 1. r. n.iUK,j:2;. Aucaicix Ltrr Deoi-s. and Qaiosy thought of. AXDISKW J. CII.L.H1 VS KsTATt ITE. the feuheeriSers, bavin: been appointed by If Ihe Honorable the Probate Court ter the Dis trict of Chittenden. Connate!' wcrs lo receive, ex amine anil adjust the claims aod demands of all persons, a-aiost the e-tate if Andrew J. Ciliev, Ie of Jericho, in said district. reBresentM Insol vent and also all siatnu and drmtmls eihiMted la otet thereto ; and six monilis from the av of the Sate hereof, beton allowed h said Court tr that purpose,we do,therefore.hrehy giro notke, that we will attentlto the badness of ourappointfoent at the dwelling of widow LueretlaCliierinJe lebw,insaid dUtriet, on the third Tuesdays of Mar and An;ul next, at loo'ciocn. x. x-.i-neaenorsaiti twys Dated thlsstttdtv of K"rnary,a. n., l-ss. aitjii nan. t tooimii KLIJAII B. HEED. 1 slsntrs. wlt3 CHAItl.RS lIIDIIBE'S EiTATK STATE OF VERMONT, I I HK H.ineraMe the liutrwt er unitieoaen. ss. 1 1 . rotate Cu.r for Lh! Oistrlet of Chittenden. To all persons interested in the - Uti f Chtrfee L. llodres, late of Williiton. in raid district. osiirtaa. Wnaneis. abDlication ia writ'Bir roith been niade to this Coort by the zatrdian ol iid ward for lic ense to sell the wbideol tbe r al estate of sakt ward setUnrffrth therein that hw ai ward owns an undivided filth rert or the ui:dlVMld hill of a f trm of land in iVl Wllllrton of about 2W aeres formerly owned by Jacob I lindfes decesttd. sa'jet to the doner of the widow of said deceased thereto, also a certain Interest in the Route and lot bow oc cupied by said wtduw ln'the village of Wlilisten, in whteli saia ! has a culm lor bomestead and dower. AndTherenDtm the said Crurt appointt-dantt as signed the ttthdaynf April Wi, at the Probata Court Rooms, in said District, to hear aad deel e npon safel application and petitUin.aad ordered that nubile notice thereof be riven to all persons interest ed therein, by publishing said enter, three week sareesdvely. In the Burlington Free Press, a news- pa per.whieh circulates in tbe neuebborb' od ofth -so icrsons interesieu ineiein. an 01 wnion putt ications shall be pretirus to tbe time appointed for hearing. Therefore von are hereby notule I to appear he- fore said Court, at the time and place aforesaid, then and there to otjectto the gTaatlngef such lteen"e, 11 j ou see cause. iilven unuer my band, at the rroaate court rooms, this 3d day of April. A. D. lies. 1. r i,.ii.r?. jaure. 4lw3- I.K.Ml'Kf. IH.ACK.1I lA'S ESTATK. STATE OF VERMONT. Dbtrlet orChlttenden.PS.: in anil for tbe District of Chittenden To all persons Interested in the estate of Lemnel Blackman.late of Jericho, in raid District, deceased. iiarmsa. Whereas, said Court bath awiined the 21th d. of April neat for tbe settlement of the adminis tration account of the iterators or the last will and testament of said deceased, and ordered thtt public notice thereof le given to alt persons inter ested in said estato, by publishing this jrder three weeks successively previous to the day assigned. In the Iturltnrton Free Press, printed in Bcrllaton. In stld District. TntRrroat. 1 on are he rebr notified to aonear at the Probate Court rooms, it tfurlfcrtos. on the day assigned, then and there to contest tie allow ance or ta ace unt, 11 you lee came. uiven unuer my nana, ims .m uay or starch. A. D. 15C9. T. E. WALES. Jndre. Wt9w3 I'PIIE Iloooranle the . ) Jl Probate Court, with- SALMO.V FAVS ESTATI!. Danruff, with Root's PE3TACHINE is found. I'PIIE Hon. the -I X Probate Court Died. In Brldport, March 23tb, of paralysis. Wm. D. Eenjamln, aged K years. In Red Bank, New Jtwr, March CClh, Mr Jchlel Mucsen, formerly of this place, aged C6 years. A T1MEI.V AVAUMXC TO TIIE. SICK. It Is especially important at this time, when the markets of the United States are Hooded with the direst poisons, under the name of imported liquors, and when domestic compounds purporting to be medicinal, but net a whit less pernicious, are her alded to the world as "sovereign remedies, that the public should fully understand the facts. Ee It known, then, that while all the diffusive stimu lants called lifnttt ate Impure, and all the Tenia containing amjl or utef "sir. a mortal ptuo-. IlOSTETTErVS CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS contain none of these things, bot are a combination of pure etienee of Rj e with the pure juices ol the molt valuable stcmacMe, antl-Mlbus, and aperient bests and plants, and that as a safe and rapid remedy for Dyspepsia and all Its kindred acmplalnts, this preparation stands be.'ore the world without a rival or competitor. Its tales to day are eqsal to the ccmbincd sales of all the other tonics advertised In the Called States and the cer tificates which authenticate Its usefulness are signed by 'Individuals of tbe highest standing la every professional calling and walk of life. Be ware of Imitations and Impostors. April 13. dawlw. STATE OF VERMONT. District of Chittenden, as lor the District ofChittendcn. To all persons Interested in the estite ol Salmon Fay, late of Bolton, In said district, deceased. UBEITIJS. Whereas, said Court hath assigned tbe lSthdav of April neat for the settlement tf the adminis tration account of the adminfstraUr of the estate of said deceased, ami ordered that poblie notice thereof lie given to all persons inter ested in laid estate, by publishing this 1 r'er three weeks succestlvely previous to the dat astisaed, 13 the Uurliniton Free Press printed in Kurllogtaa. in said district, TntRirour, you are hereby notified to appear at the Probatecouit Rooms, in EurllnsUn. on tba day assigned, then . nd there to oontett the allow ance 01 saia account, 11 you see cause. Given ender my hand, thisSTt' day of March A. D. 1S66. ijw3 T. C WALKS. Judge. I'.VTKICK MAWIOVS ESTATE T E,TnESU3SOl:IBr.RS. bavlngbeoa aspoinl II ed bj the Honorable the frtkbiW Court for the District of Chittenden, roisinissmceis tu le eetre, examine and adjust toe cLvim and demands of all persons, against the estite or Patrick Mn nton. late of Richxonl. in said Distri-t. reoreisnt. ed insolvent, and also all claims and demands ex hibited in onset thereto ; ar.d six ioatl. from the day of tbe date hereof, being ah .wed by rak! Cturt for that purpose, we uo thcrfre Hereby pye no tice, that we will attend to the business ef our np polntinent at the office of d. II. Davis, in Hie'.iiHind In said District, on the -IthMocdajs ir Aptll and August next, at I" o'clock, A. 31., on each of said days. Dated this lith day or 31 ireb, A. D., C. J. ALGER, SALMON OREEN, J Co.nadsrfeceis. 403w BRAND RET ITS PILLS. C0STIVENESS, DIAR RHEA. They are taken upby the absorbents, and carried Into Ihe circulation, through which medium tl ey are conveyed to every part ef tbe to dy. Ir the pain affects the Joints, a single dese produ ces remarkaMe benefits. And the same rule applies to eostlvenets, diarrhea and dysentery; thoujh erlth tbe last named they may be required night aad morning for some days before decl led relief Is obtained. In affections of the lungs, threat head and pleurisy, the relief Is certain 1 the excretory organs throw off with ease tbe phlegm, aad tLe 'breathing becomes freer. Spasmodle asthma Is of ten cored by a single dose. 4wl OLIVE IVARIl'S ESTATE. TK THE SCBSCRIF ERS.havlnir been appolnt II ed by the Honorable the Probate Court fur the District of Chittenden. Commissioners celve. examine and adlost the claims and demin.l of all persons, agtinst ths estate ot 01t:o Wal. late of Jlilton, la salt II strict, represented insol vent, and also all claims and dementis exhibited In offset thereto 1 and six months from the dar nrtk date hereof, be'ng allowed by said Court fur that purpose, we do therefore hereby give notice, tht we wilt attend to the basinets cf our apoolntmeet at the dwelling of Marian Ward, in Milton. In said District, on the third Saturdays of or 11 nd fc'eu. temba next, at 10 o'clock. A. IX.. on cah of said days. . .. Dated this Situ day or March, A. V , I8S0. B.FAIRCIIILD, l . . Ik,A.JACKSO; Cmmnloners. wt0w3 TO CARRIAGE -VIA KERS.SADDLERS, A MJ OTHERS. IPHE Subscrtberannouim tbathe has opened a Silver Ptating in Corner Church an April 10. .Shop, 'nrllcstnn VL UEORaEI. rlAGAK. Cllege Sts. daWlB.