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TWELVE O'CLicocKs 81.
NEWS BY COLE.
(By Teleirapn . to
Lo:soos, April dispatch from
Dublin states that Hugh Dradshaw, a
well-known Irish magistrate, has been
shot in TlpPeriu7. I ,
LONDON April 25.--Dispatches from
Madrid rep ort: that a grest - mular dem
°narration vas made there yeatelday , in
favor of.a RlPliblic. It is rumored that
a dispute hawarisen between Prime Min
ister Serrano and General Prim, -.
A cable dispatch to N. 1: - /Terdid'irom
London, says it is rumored the Govern
ment will adopt a new and boldpolicyws
to the Spanish-Cuban qua ion:
smut rights are to he cedidedea tb the
Cuban insurgents, assistance rendered,
and the independence of the island as
sured. This, it is argued, will prevent
annexation to the United States and give
a show Of consistency 'in the Alabama
claims and belligerent tights question
Vending With the American Government.
, MADRID. April 24.—1 n the Constituent
Cortes, yesterday, Sbnor Crews, one of
the Republican deputies, introduced a
to , measure calculated to forever exclude all
' Bourbdep front the throne of cipain. An
amendment - was carried whereby Queen
Isabells'echildren oul y are excluded.
t3ener &hank, introduced a bill for per
; milting general education.
t Senor Fignertila, Minister of Finance,
proposed negotiations for a treaty of
4 1 commerce with Great Britain,.
M.sioro, Aril 25.—e resolution
condemning n the p of
conduct of the Patriarch
of Antilles was, brought up in the Cortex
i yesterday. *Marshal Serrano opposed it,
intimating that its adoptioh would be an
implied censure of the . Government.
The resolution was then withdrawn.
Sulustiana.Clistiga, daring the' amnion
yesterday, assured the members that
France would respect the fninreGovern
ment of tappin, Whateverrocm might - be
lintitis, April 24.—1 p the Reichsrath
the question on the final passage of the
prituaWseltikifflaw led tillett excited de
bate, the Polish and Tyrolese members
opposing , it strenuously.' 'Upon the clos
ing of the debatetheYolisitand Tyrolese
delegates ant/witted a pfotest tigainSt" its
enactment, and quitted thethambers. A
-.. vote Rats then taken, ind the law passed.
youril 24.—At the opening of
th of the Piet, yesterday, Fran
cis Joseph made a peaoeful address. He
said there - was much Important legisla
tion to be accomplished. The internal
reforms of the eountry.reqMred the con
centration of ' the etuire power of the
nation. anffthe good sense and modera
tion of the people. The relatiOns
tween Austria and the other Powers of
the world offered a peaceful prospect.
In conclusion, he reminded the repro
sentatiVes that it was necessary to carry
out important reforms.
COPE . MIAGEN; April 24.—The Dogblatte
newmpaper has an article upon the pur
chase of the Danish West India Islands
by the 'United States, as arranged with
the Secretary clf State of the last Amvr
loan Administration.: It suit the quist
tion or the acquisition of the Antilles by
the United States ripens. and accuses
America, by the recent action of its Con
gress, of a want of respect , to the Govern
ment of Denniark. It states if the mem
nre finally miscarries Count Raaaloff will
FLORENCE, April 24.—The Court of
Appeal has:bad under consideration the
penal code for some time. They have
concluded their examination and have
unanimously agreed on the abolition of.
the death penalty.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCLIL
LONDON, April 24.—Consols, 93%;
money. 93e, for account; 5-20's, 80g and
quiet; Erie, 22j4; Illinois, 98%. Tallow
46e. 3d.' Sugar Ms. ed. , •
ANTWERP, April 24.—Petroleum dull
HAVRE. Aprii 24.—Cotton quiet for
both, at 145 f. on the spot.
PARtii, 'April 24.—Rentesilf. 35c.
FRANKFORT, April 24.—Bonds 87g. •
rWawitsoFr, April • 25.—Five-twenties
Llvinteoor., 24.—Cottori dull;
middling tuplands 12d.; Orleans 12y,d;
sales 8,000 bales. Breadstuffs quiet.
WeatArn /21. 3d. Corn; new. 275.
Oats 89. 5d.. Barley 6s. Pork 1040.
Beef 90s. Lard ne. Cheese 9/2' Bacon
625. Peitttleum: refined Is 9;0. Spirits
9 d. . .Ttd4 l l, lee. 8d; Turpentine 293.8 d .,
Address to. Governor 'ltarnaide.
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4 1 ;glitt to tlto Plttatruistrei it fa o t .) ,
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PR . UP; it'i 1,,, April 23.-An - Side!
dreaftlkilltivernor Rnrnaide, eipreakhg I
indignation at theiteaulttiade upon him'
self and Officers and ioldlera who first
volunteered from Ms tate, by Senator;
Sprague, and Inviting the Governor to
meet his friends aka blip - roottption iu
this dith'hasbeen sig., n e d by: about five
thodsasa 'c i t iz ens .
„ turv_, enter Burn
bas *opliodi tutus addrem docuoi ng fo r r
thee present a public reception , and going
omelength to point out what he calls
the •gtintruths” in Senator 'Spragne'o es.
aortiouovf , the Rhode Island regiments.
MA quoting the Senator and-. °Motel
document' in vindbiation of
The Angle Brown Homictde c
[l3y Telegripb to the Pitt' burib 'Gazette.]
POWEIRMICZPSIF, April ,211.-4.lmireifi.
study alter Mrs. Brown was discharged
today she informed reporter Brown she
had , madae; confession In French, end
her mother, Ara L. Vox, who is at West
Granby,,C4nn.. has it In her wesetdoo.
M I :Brown says the confession reveals
,the name of themnrderer, and how the
deed was committed. including a full
history et Beown's life, 'Madams in the
confession ,Brown hired a man to do the
deed, and-they were to share , the Sio,ooo
between Went. She says tbe plot was
laid at ',Payton., Ohio. The confeaskm,
when translated, will be placed . in the ,
hands of the District Attorasy.
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Death of a Catholic Priest—singular Co
incidence—The Lake kelvin Law—A .
Detective Nicely Dodgeci—Junction of
the Pacific Railroads.
[By Telegraph to the Plttsbargh Gazette.)
CHICAGO, April 25.—Rev. Michael Mil
ler, assistant pastor of St. Patricica
Church, in this city, died yesterday
morning, aged thirty-four years. It is a
strange coincidence that he died is the
same house which has had the same fatal
'influence upon four priestly. occupants
Within a period of about seven months.
Rev. Patrick Dillon entered the house on
.the 14th of September, 1868, and died on
the 14th of October following. Rio
brother, Rev. James Dillon, took charge
of the house on October 14th, and died
November 18th following. Rev. Dr.
Dunne died In the same nouseon Decem
ber 20th, thirty-two days after, and now,
just four months after, Rev. Michael
A meeting of residentg of Michigan
avenue was held at Tremont •House last
evening. Several gentlemen addressed
the meeting and pledged their word and
money to prevent the execution of the
Lake front law, to give to the Illinois
Central Railroad the harbor and lake
front of Chicago. A committee consist
ing of Lieut. Governor Bross, J.Y. Scam
mon, Hugh T. Diekey, , Thomis Hoyne,
3. T. Stafford and B. F. Hadank, was ap
pointed to carry out the objects of the
Hiram Barstow, the Boston swindler
and Canadbm smuggler, who was arrest.
ea a few days ago in St. Paul, by Detec
tive Angel, of Plattsbarg, New York, ar
rived in _this city yesterday in charge, of
that officer, and stopped at the Sherman
House. Soon atter their arrival they
went together to the bath rooms of the
hotel, in the basement, for the purpose
of indulging in a bath. They took pos
session of adjoining rooms and kept up
a Conversation, there being only a thin
board partition, reaching half-way to the
ceiling between. Suddenly the officer
discovered that all noise had ceased in
the apartment where his prisoner ought
to - be, and rnahing in discovered that his
bird had flown. All efforts to find Bars
tow have thus far proved unavailing.
He took with hint quite a large sum of
Is officially announced that the con
,neOtion will be made between the Union
and Central Pacific railroads, at Monu
ment Point, some time during the pres
ent week. The plan of a formal celebra
tion of that event in this city has been
abandoned, but on some day during this
or. the coming week there will be a
grand parnde. in which the fire and pa
lice departments, express wagons, de.,
will Mke part. In the evening there will
be tire works on the Lake shore. Schuy
ler Colfax will be present and will make
NEW - YORK CITY.
Suicide of a Broker—Damage by Fires
—Narrow Escape of Tribune and Sun
Offices--Homicide lb a Saloon.
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.,
NEW YOBS, April 24, 1869.
George Dalton, the well known broker,
shot himself while in a carriage on
Broadway to-day. The cause was unfor
tunate speculation in stocks.
- A fire occurred last evening at Nos.
9 and 11 Nasaau street, in the building
owned by Duncan, Sherman & Co. It
originated on the sixth floor, occupied by
the engraving department and drying
room of the National Bank Note Com
pany. The injury to the Company is
known to be very large, probably $25,000
to $50;000, but no' reliable estimate can
•be formed. The building was little in
In the course of a liquor saloon quarrel
at 115 New Chambers street, Saturday
afterncou, a man named Joseph Hughes,
an Irish laborer, was shot and killed by
a German named Emil Butts. They had
quarreled'and Butts took refuge on the
stairs from which point, he deliberately
shot Hughes, who was then thinking at
The woods at the head of Tenth avenue,
near Washington Heights, are on fire.
A fire in a lager beer salcon, directly
in the rear of the Tribune and San offices,
at one time threatened the destruction of
both these buildings. The fire was/how
ever, .promptly extinguished and the
; damage averted.
The. funeral obsequies of William C.
Rushmore and of Mrs. Pray and her son,
victims of the Long Island Railroad dis
aster, were celebrated today In the
Washington Street Methodist Episcopal
Church, Brooklyn, 'in the presence of au
immense concourse of }people. Eulrk
glum were pronounced by Revs. H. W.
Beecher and J. Hunt.
Military Preparations at Nassau—Ex
petted Trouble with the British Author-
By Telegrapb to the Pittsburzb-Guette.3
HAVANA, April 24.—Advioes from Nes
san to l the 17th are received.- Active mil
ihtry 'Obtkaratiops were irr, progress, the
forts' being strengthened and garrison
reinforced, in anticipation of possible
complications arising from the recent
imbroglio with 'Spanish °Metals at Ha.
vans, relative to outrages Icommlpft
tit oti British vessels.
The patriots, Quesada'a brother= and
Cespeda's son. are both, at Nassau. A
demand had been received from• Captain
General Duice, of Cuba, for the surren
der of the 'pirates wba captured ithe
steamer Comandatarion and, for the giv
ing up otiother alleged enemies of Spain.
The demand was refased brine BrAish
Governor of New Providence, and Ihn
matter referred to London for. settle
ment. The Governor of New Provi.
dem* bee also instructed the light house
keepart to prohibit the approach Of far-
Wilmer% , , •
Havana; April 2b:"—The Spanish frit
ate Gerona got under way at abort' 1 10 '
title and sailed unexpectedly this "morn
in rumors are in 'circulation
n regard•to hasestination. It is prob.,
able that shebeen sent, otit'te Inter;
cept fillibustering expedition.
A Mystery Solved.
I 'Y Telegraph to the rlttaburgh Ginetki.
b SPRI NGFIELD, Mass., April 24.—The
ody Mine Sophie A. Howe, who 'nye
out disappeared last '
found la afternoon in the tilted States
Water 111!it . .tps Pond. The ey , bore no
mark s'orliolenes and it is believed she
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[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette./
WASIIING2'O2Q, April 24,'1869.
Treasurer Spinner has issued adroit:a' r
informing all .Natioiaat Banks that, have
deposited in the Treasiver's office in
trust to assure public moneys in their
hands, that all future applications for
exchange of such securities will be de
clined. Under instructions of the Sea
rotary of the Treasury the following has
21reasury.Department, Treasurer's Office,
Waeltington, D. O. Hereafter new United
Stated notes will be furnished from this
office only on the following terms:
First. In return for defaced and muti
lated United States notes and fractional
currency and convertible issue United
States notes forwarded to this office for
Second. On the receipt for certificates
of deposit of Assistant Treasurers of the
United States and United States deposi
tories designated under act of August
Third. On receipt of collection of
checks on banks and bankers in the
cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia
and Washington . .
In the first case the - new - notes will be
forwarded by express . under Govern
ment contract, at the expense of the De.
partment, provided the amountie 150,000
or more; or a multiple thereof by less
than live hundred dollars. •
In the second and third cases the notes
will be forwarded under contract at
government rates, at the expense of the
consignee, the amount of• charges being
being deducted from the, remittance ,at
this office. F. E. Sersmag,
Treasurer of the United States.
The following nominations were re.
jected by the Senate the last night of the
session, in addition to those made .
Polk M. Blair, Collector of Internal
Revenue, Third District Mississippi; C.
B. Young, Postmaster, Fredericksburg,
Virginia; Thorne.' H. Stanley. Agent for
Pottawatamie Indians; H. White, Agent
for Indiana, Omaha Ageneyr Joseph
Newson, Agent ibr Indians, Kansas
The - following nominations were laid
on the table: D. W. Chessman, Treasury
Branch Mint,•t3an Francisco; E. W. 80-,
beds, Register Land Office, Marysville,
California; C M. Patterson, Receiver of
Public Moneys, Maryatille, California;
also the following, which have beetuer
roneouily putilhilted as rejected; IL S.
Sanford, Minister to Spain; J. R. donee.'
Minister to Belgium; W. A. Pile, Minis
ter to Brazil. The effect of tabling differs
from rejection, as the nominations will
be sent in again next session.
On account of the stoppage of the work
in the printing bureau of the Treasury,
with a view to reorganization, no frac
tional currency was received k; Treasu
rer Spinner during the past week. The
shipments of currency flr the week were
$571,800. Bank currency issued, 8151,-
590; actual circulation, $199,7815,125. -Cur
lency redeemed and destroyed during
the week, ;80,700.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF TREASURY.
Hon. Wm. A. Richardson, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, is to-day act
ing Secretary. Mr. Boutwell being ab
sent. It is not yet known whether Mr.
Richardson will or not accept the ap
pointment of Justice of the Superior
Court of Massachusetts, yesterday con
ferred on him by the Governor of that
ANOTHER COLORED CLEAR
William S. Baseman, colored, of Troy,
New York, was today appointed to a
first.illass clerkship in the third Au•
ditor's office. He was recommended for
the appointment by Senator Fenton,
Hon. T. M. Sawyer and Hon. T. J.
OOLD . SALES
It Is stated at the Treasury Department
the sales of gold, in pursuance of the or
der of Thursday last, will be until other
wise ordered, not less than $500,000 nor
more then 11,00E1,000.
'IN THE COUNTEY
A large number of pereone called at the
executive mansion, but did not see the
President, he having gone to the country.
WILL NOT REGISTER *OXEN
The Board of Registration has decided
adversely-on the application of a number
of women that•they might be registered,
as a preliminary , to voting at municipal
election*. The law confines registration
to male citizensabove the age of twenty
one. The registration in several wards
thus far shows a large preponderance of
blacks, the whites generally being in
different about it. The registers make
no distinction between the races on
Gregory Benitz and G. Perezo, the Par,
agnayab Legation in Par arrived here .
thid evening. Their object is probably a
lest, of President Lopez to save
hintielf tic= the impending crisis . arising
from the situation of the allies and the
ttu'eateped vengeance of civilized powers.
Daniel I. raw), one of thp fgunders
and the first=
died In this city on Saturday.
Steamboat Dbaster on the Sibsomi--,
Fifty Fenian' MbeMg.
Teiesisph to the tUttebbrah di tette., .
, UnlcAno, April 24.—A special from
Sioux City Asps the steamer Uselde en
route' for St. Louis, with discbargedisol
diem- from the veriouspoete upthe Mir
Wort ever -struck snag , , about thirty
mired above Sioux ring•
log her bone:- exploded ' , killing and
wounding a I.rue number. Fifty per
sons are reported missing. The Undine
left 1310t17.: :City
.inftnedistely fbr the
wreck with a number of physicians..
Roman Catholic Priovi C ouncil.
-fey Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Osisette.3
BALTIMORE, APril 24.—The`tenth Pro
vincial Connell of the. Roman Catholic
Church, embractd within the province of
the Archbishop of Baltimore, convenes
here to-morrow. A-to:nbar. of Bishops
from the Southern Stateit, Pennsfivanii
and Delaware will be present.-
APRIL 26, 1869,
BUTLER HOMICIDE TRIAL.
The Evidence Accumulatlmr—Prisoner's
Declarations Before the Inquest Ad
mitted In Evidence:-.;.The Written
Threats Made by Prisoner to Deceased
—A • Revengeful Mother—The Wad
Used In the Flrlnt--Incidents of the
Trial—ls the Prisoner a Monomaniac?
TirlinsDAY MORNIS G.
D. Graham, Jr., sworn—Has passed
for a son of last witaiess.. Is acquainted
with defendant. Does not remember
hearing him say atrythititg about making
sings. Reimßeets : a ocklyerSation about
a Robert Pogier, convicted of murder in
Washington county. [Objection by de
fense. Proceeded.] Wastalking`with de
fendant about men being convicted on cir
,and witness just
referred.to this cate....of Fogier. Spoke
of him being °omitted by the ball ex.-
trained from the 'murdered man fitting
his revolver, and corresponging with the
bells used by him, and defendant said
if be were going to do a thing of that
kind, he would use some other kind of
shot; that , he would have no others to
correspond with. This is all witness
recollects of the conversation at
that time; cannot recollect distinctly the ,
time of conVersation,*itt it was after the
first shooting in Mr. house; it
vitas at witness' father's; cannot say cer
tain who introduced the subject; do not
know for certain if they'were talking of
the shooting at Mr. McCandless'. Once
was at his father's,at the table; defendant
came into the kitchen; remarked to him
"when is that wedding coming of?" he
Said, "what wedding? "',I said, "when are
you and Annie McCandless going to be
married?" He did' not get time to reply,
until a young lady in , the room, Eliza
beth Smith, said that he was not going to
get her,that Isaac Brannon had got ahead
of him. He replied that if be didn't
get her, that Isaac Brannon wouldn't. I
said then to him, "you think there is
some one ahead of both of you." He
said "no," but he was sure that Brannon
would never get her, I saw that he was
angry, and said nothing more to him
about it. He said nothing more at the
time. Would not say to a certainf,
when this conversation took place, but it
was between the time the ' man had
been to Mr. McCandless' with a shawl on
and the time of the murder. I had at
one time a Conversation with him about
the bunting of the barn and shooting in
the house. lie said it was a pity Oliver
Piser should be blamed when he was
sure he was innocent. I said "everybody
blames him." Defendant upheld that it
was not Piser that was doing the mischief.
Asked him how be knew it was not Piser.
Defendant just upheld that he was sure it
was not him. This was the amount of the
conversation at that time. lam not liv
ing with his father,but frequently stopped
them. Had a conversation with defend i
ant about a man who had escaped from'
New Castle jail; Sir murder. Omar re
eopeettliorilem6-7,at use tree;meeervierl•
fore this murder was committed. bad'
begun to tell about this supported crimi
nal being in our neighborhood. Defend
ant said if he had been in his place he
would have put right off out of the coun
try; he would not have been laying
about here. I said to him, "Taylor, you
have got to take the other end of the
string; yon are always taking the part of
the criminal, and you either think
it right to do such things, or you will
got to think so."
Cross.exustined—Treated the talk of the
wedding age joke until I saw that Taylor.
was angry. Defendant was always bash
ful, not tree to talk. Was giving the de
tails of the Fogler trial. it was after
three men had attempted to arrest a man
in the woods, supposed to be the New eas l
tie criminal, that he had the conversai
lion with me, when he said that his plan
would be to leave the country at once.
MURDERRR ALMOST DIbOVVERED
Isaac Brannon, sworn.—Was at the .
Baptist church the evening Ann Mc-
Candless was killed; passed her father's
house about seven o'clock; sawl Mr, Mc-
Candless and his two daughters taking
some apples out of a wagon; live a mile
and a half from Mr. McCandless'; saw
no person near the house; heard a "noise
.on the side of the road, like a person
cocking a gun or pistol"; this was about
a half mile from Mr—Mce's., in the
woods; the sound appeared to be a few
feet oil the road, in the woods, inside
the fence; went a few rods and stopped,
but saw no one; the woods extend up
near Mr. MeC's. house; the sound
alarmed me a little, and I walked
further; stopped and heard some one
walk as if he took two steps at a time
and stopped; I walked off fat. The
moon had not risen, it was dark; had
not been paying attention to Annie ft r
some time, and not much then; had no
Conversation with defendant on the sub
Cross examined—The woods -whore I
heard the noise is not the woods by the
old school hotase,• the noise was between
Mr. Shafer's and the school house, about
the corner of Mr. Sbafei's poach orchard.
Where I heard the noise is not on the
line between Mr. McCandless' house and
Mr. Graham's; cannot say in whatdirec
tlon it is from Mr. Graham's; suppose it
is half a mile from the straight line.. The
sound was on the left side of the, creek;
Air. Graham's is on the right; am post..
tive it was the click of. setting theham
mer of a gun or pistol; had heard no noise
of stops before; were leaves there and it
was a dry evening; had never paid any
but casuatattention to her; bad never
visited her in the character of a suitor;
had not gone with her at anytime, from
Redirect—Went back next inorninan
lookat the place where I had heard the
noise; saw the print of a boot heel; Wil
sorrnivia wait with me; traces were so
dry there could be no marks.
Mrs. Graham, sworn—Am the Woof
Daniel Graham. , Hie daughter, Rosanna,
had a hiack shawl, a very large, black
shawl, with fringe around it; do not
' know what becameof it brought- it
down in June; had sunne d it once and
put it back in the clotbes•press; searched
for it the day after the dime and have
not been able to find it. Was plaguing
defendant about Annie. lidoClandlmh, Ana,
beard him say if he did not get her no
one else would get her. Me ands and Lizzie
Scott were . plagning him:. it was' three:
or glue weeks before. Annie was killed,
wletep son, Daniel, was not present; - it
in the day time., • - -
rose -examination elicited nothin g; •
jaftdfrect—Defendant wore blue socks,
Common Comon color. • - •
flaiontebtihaniam, Esq., awcirn—Atti Jae
tiee of the'Peace; was fast •
she Inquest, and present 'when defendant
was brought to the house in oultOdy.
Hand Me questiOns naked him, and his
' answers; heard no threats made to him or
inducements held our; did not hear him I
cautioned; did not hear all that was said
to him. Squire Riddle, Mr. Wilson, his
guardian, and myself asked him ques
tions. He was taken in the room
with the corpse; we went in with him.
There was much confiision; did not rec
ollect well. The question was asked
him if he could prove where he was last
Orem-examined—At that time gave de
fendant to understand' that if he could
show where he was, it would get him
out of the difficulty. He was asked if he
had any-wltness to prove where he was;
he geld he bad witnessts; think he him
self asked the question. Defendant told
me who could prove where he was. I
said that we would bring any one in the
country he wished. The persons named
were sent for and examined.
(The - Court - ruled out the pee
-meet' statements at that time as not
Voluntary; also on the ground that the
magistrates had'no right to put prisoner
on hie defence.)
Mr. McJunkin questioned witness
further to see if he could remember any
thingito give defendant's statements a
voluntary character, but he could not.
.Re-direct--After questioning defend
ant the magistrates Called 'Squire Gra
ham and Mr. English. They :were
sworn, and defendant'S carpet sack WAP
brought in and opened in witness' pres
ence. 1 rn it were found a box of pistol
cartridges, two pistols, some lead and
other articles. Identified sack shown.
Examined sack and Identified two pis
tols as the same whichwere in it when he
saw it opened; also another pistol shown
on the night of the inquest and said
to be, the property of defendant. The
caps Would lit one of the pistols and the
gun. The gun was loaded when it was
brought before witness; he unloaded it.
There were no balls in it; there was a
paper wad in it. The powder was dry;
this indicated to witness, that the pow
der had not been long ;in the gun. Ex
amined all the pistols;, thought some of
them had wads in; nothing indicated
that either of them had been fired off
recently. The examination was made
on Monday morning after defendant was
sent to prison. Was trouble in getting
the to brought; it was brought half
way - and taken back, and the magistrates
sent a second messenger for it.
Cross-examined—When witness exam
ined the gun it was clean, and around
the cap it would not soil the finger. It
was In good order. Powder will cake in
a gun In a few days. The powder in this
gun was not caked. Powder will cake
in a perlectly dry -room; think that it
would even when the of the gun
is stopped tight, as this one was. The
cap would corrode. The cap witness took
off this gun was not corroded. The car
tridges in the bag could be used in two
of the pistols. '
Re-direct--From the ,appearance of the
powder and cap witness believes the gun
Wd not been loaded many days or hours.'
punioyeare irixTßanoaAkTlND BEFO,BE TSB
Jacob sworn-Am the consta
ble who arrested defendant. Arrested
him a short distance from . Mr.
dless', about ten or eleven o'clock on
Sunday. He was on the way to Mr. Mc-
Candless'. Mr. Hilkar, Mr. Wigdon and
Mr. Carmagan were with me, and were
going to Mr. Graham'al Had passed de
fondant. and Mr. Hilkat told ins we had
passed him. Turned and caught up
w:th him. He stepped aside' to let us
pass. Rode up and caught him by the ,
collar. Asked him "what made him do
this?" He said "who in the world blames
me?" This was after I put my hand on
him end said he was My prisoner.' Got
off my horse and went on to the house
with him. Did not stay with him all the
time. Went after Mr.' Graham. Think I
heard all that was said to defendant after
his arrest, before going for Mr. Graham.
It was nut long before they took him into
the room where deceased lay. Don't re
collect that he said any thing till he was.
questioned before the corpse. Mr. Wil
son asked most of the questions. Heard
all but cannot remember. Defendant
complained of not being well. Had him
by the arm. Think it was Mr.. Wilson
or Mr. Shannon who asked Mtn where he
was last night: It appears to meth's was
"the first thing that was said. He was
asked whore he sat ib church. There
was nothing said to him Until he an
swered. - 'lt was said to him that if any
one saw him at church' they would send
for them. He WM asked concerning some
letters. He was asked' by Squire Shan
non who had dismissed the church. That
was about all. Do not think he answered
las ho ought to have done. Think no in
ducements were held out. Do not recoi
-1 teat of any one speaking to him after his
arrest, until he was taken into the room
where the corps.?. lay. A,in not able to
say if Mr. Wilson sat by him before he
was taken into that room. • Wituesa de
tailed the particulars of bringing prisoner
to jail. He said nothing unless 110 was
spoken to.' 'Mr. McCall laid his hand on
his shoulder and asked him if he 'had
done this thing. Defendant said if he had
done it he would tell. ' 4
Cross-examined.—Prisotier made no ef
fort to avoid arrest or to escape.
James -Wilson, sworn—Was at the
house of George McCandless on Sunday
morning when prisoner was brought
there. The drat thing he did was to sit
down. A ft er breakfast went to him and
shook hands with him. He was then
taken into the room where the cerpte
was. Was g' b him eth e
corpse. Thestandin drat thing y
donebesid was io in
terrogaal, him., A s ked him the drat
question myself. It was, "Taylor, do
you know who .comMitted this crime?"
This was the first fhingadid to biol. He
said he did , not. My recollectien is that
Squire Shannon then asked him Where
he hag been last 'night. Was nothing
said to him before that by way of hidnce
menta, as I understand these things.
He • answered that question.' There
was - 'nothing said to him between
the asking and answering. I said
to him myself ' , "nyler., if you can
name any one who saw you at church' we
will sand for Min.? , Recollected nothing
'else. He answered thatauggestion. He
upheld to that. liiconsequence of what
he Said sonleihing was done. There was
something oatiCabout* him before these
queatithis:` , SoMe person asked hintlf he
. reedlleetlfdthaving written any letters to'
Anna.% Pip answered. (Answer ab- ,
ieettki tO.) able question about the let
tets Wasp', think, the.tiecon(i question.
lObjeotion to enamor continued.) Re
collect no other questiqns asked prison
er, andvOthing Mae thaf WaS said except:
Cross-examitted---DO not reoollect 'say
ing to defendant, “Taylor, any man way
be arrested .n suspicion; 'now, you muq.
prove who . you were." ; Said we will
send to the church for any of 'Squire
Shannon, or some one, said to Mm that[if
he could Prove where he was it would
get him out of this tronble.
The contest about admitting prisoner's
answers before the corpse was ,renewed
in the examination of every witness, and
there was considerable confusion among
them about the order of the conversation
in the house with the old lady. No wit
ness agreed exactly with himself, or any
one else, and there was a succession of
mistakes and corrections. Thus far every
witness, except the last, appeared deeply
prejudiced • against: the prisoner, so
much so as to give every detail which
would tell against him with evident
zest, and to admit, with apparent reluc
tance, any circumstance which might
break the forceof any link in the chain
of testimony against him. Sorhe of the
witnesses, and not a few of the specta
tors, act much as if. this were a grand
bull Eight, or • interesting fox chase.
The nearest relatives of the murdered
girl appear to have merged their Sorrow
in their desire for revenge, and have
shown no sign of grief,- and several times
have raised a general laugh by their
sharp retorts and witticisms addressed
to Mr. Thompson, one of the defendant's
Court met at 834 o'clock. The contest
was resumed about receiving the state- ,
ments of prisoner after his arrest. They
examined 'Squire Riddle, who assisted
'Squire Shannon in holding the inquest.
To show the state ofnuceitainty of the
witnesses about the events of that time,
it is pertinent to say that neither of the
Justices can speak certainly of signing
the warrant. 'Squire Shannon does'not
know if he signed it. 'Squire Riddle,
"to the best or his recollection, " thinks
he did, and he is more uncer tain than
any of the others about what influences
were brought to bear on' prisoner to in
duce him to account for his whereabouts
on the night of the murder. He, alone,
seems to bare warned-,him . of any
danger of committing himself, and
this was after he was brought out
of the room where the corpse lay,
FrOm all that can; be elicited
from witnesses, there appears , to Wive %
been a scene of dire confusion in 'the,
house of • Mr. McCandless, on that i3etw-
bath, and not ono clear head in IV.) Thit
witness has a faint recollection of hear
ing some one say, "Taykir, this is a bad
business! Any one may be arrested on
suspicion, and now if Yon eau prove _
where you were it will blear yon," or
something to this effect. Also, an offer
to send for witnesses. Judge McMillin
has ruled that this whole proceeding was
illegal, that the Justices had no right Lb
put prisoner on his defence, and that
their businesa was ended when they
issued the warrant; but the proseciition
is so deterniined to get this testimony in
that the issue appears dorbtful, and'here
, seems toile the ground of contest.
-Tite pr illObilkilt of:P , g4s / 13 °X4'
11:11V - but pale•and trenkng Muo - h.of
this seems to rise,:from natural bashful
ness. When forgetting the many eyes
on him, and becoming interested
something outside of himself, he looks
up with a very bright and !good expres
A CONTESTED POINT SETTLED. ..
Court has ruled to receive the Contest
ed testimony, and the h't?h which fol
lows is paintul.
Examination ,of Bgnii a Riddle re
st:mad—Defendant made no reply to his
caution: but next thing he said was that
he could prove where he ;vas at the time
of the, murder; asked him who by; he
told by whom and witness wrote subrce-'
nits and sent for ibein; these persons
were Mrs. Samuel Graham and Wm.
English—there might have . beed others,
but does not remember:. SamtieT C4ra
ham was subpcenaed on the part. of 4 the
Commonwealth. Whoever told the wit
ness to summon Daniel - Globate, told him
to do so on the part of the Commonwealth.
This "was just one word after another.".
Mrs. Graham was not brought; was sick;
Wm. English and D. Graham came; were
examined. This was after the inquest;
after the warrant was issued; after the
prisoner was arrested.
Croes•exammed—His last recollection
is that all the testimony taken there was
not reduced to . writing. Witness wrote
down the testimony. It strikes witness
now, he recolleccs—no, he was not re
James Wilson, recalled—First thing _
recollects saying to defendant is, "Tay
lor, -do• you know who committed this
crime?" He said "he did not." Thinks
next question was in regard to letters. -
Asked him if he recollected of writing
`any. Would'ut say to whom, whether
to Ann Inceandleis; but she was in wit
ness' mind. Said that he had written a
couple of letters. The question was.then,
if witness recollected "What was In
these letters?" Reply was, if witness
recollects, "what I meant, or just about
what I meant," Wittass thinks he
gives defendant's worda. This was
all in regard to the letters. Wit
ness thinks he asked him no ques-'
tions; le was then interrogated by -
Squire Shannon as to where he had.been,
bn the night of the murder; his reply
was "at chuteh;" then he was ques
tioned by Squire Shannon as to Whom ,
he had Seen at church and whoprealiked;_
thinks the reply was l'lstr.Wooruff," t
nett Interregatory was oirho • prayed- or'
closed thsk services;" does not ,reoolikt
the answer; some one said "Taylor, we,
would like you to tell us some one you •
sawat church, or some;one who would
be likely to see you there, and we will
send for theme' he studied a little bit,
if I recollect, and said he could not
think of any person, • itkr be as
Anwell . After
_further study named
Wm. English. He maned Mr. Graham
.and MARV as knowing he started for, •
church: ; , This, conversation the• 4 :
presence of ~the deceased. Cannot state
that defendant knew what letters wore ,
referred to. 'Think. he 'reittrred tto ° thw
night he was in church as the time he
was unwell, and that this was the reason
be could not remember who haw hiM.
Wm. English is a boy, son of John Eng. ;
nab; is agent fourteen; an intelligent boy;
There 'was a death like 'alinnew
Court witile this testimony ,Wits•glsiins,
and a great aPPearaPee of .sole malty
Witness had a conversation with de
fendant after tails, but did no; remelt. •
ber it.' , ,Is defendant's gtiardian. •'
Ewer had been his gnorai szt,
Cross-examined—When first•asied who, •
saw him in 'ohms* stndied land said
be was unwell before having seen E•ng
'nib. English was brought, was sworn,
and testified.) Witness questioned . " him.
Prosecution °ldeated. This English la
the enure hot!, speken of in defendant's" •
Petitiou before opening the trial, by
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