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et more than four, constitute a square.
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LL one meet. I_oo " ' one week. ---.. .1.26
4t one month— . 2.00 c , One m onth- .... 8.00
.a three m enthe. 3.00 tc three m onths. 6.00
Li xmonths.... 1.00 ~ six months.— LOP
4 c me year.-- . 6.00 f g one year..--. 10-00
il:r . Business notices inserted in the LOO.ll. COLUMN, OP
before marriages and deaths, arrs (712113 P&R LINN for each
insertion. Po merchant, and others advertisingby therm?
awaits. .0 will be offered.
ify The anmberofinsertione tune be designated ou the
Kr Marriageo and Deaths will be inserted at the earns
eras regular advertisements,
13 0 00, Otationerg, &r.
SCIWOL BOOKS.—School Directors,
, ka.enta, Scholars, and ()then, want of
Baba,' Books, bailout Stationery, &e., will find a complete
osertnient at R. M. POLLOCK & SOWS BOOK STOICS,
u ar act Square, tiarrisharg, comprising in part Um follow-
BNADBRS.—Meeriffey's, Parker's, Cobb's, Angell's
tift'LLING- BOOKS.—MeGulfers, Cobbs, Webster's,
fawn's, Byerly's. C 0 nils ti
SNGIAISH Smith's, Wood
b r ide's, tioutenh,s, Hart's, We ll s'.
UlSTOKlRS.—Orimshaw's, Davenport's, Frost ' s, Wil
rows, Willard's, Goodifich'S, Pinnoelt'S, Goldsmith's and
ARITHMHTIC'S.--Etreenlears, Stoddard's. Emerson's,
pike's, Bose's, Censures, Smith and Deice's, Davies.
.til.GßDltAld.—areerdoes, Davie's, Patti, Ray's,
DICTIONARYS.—WaIker's School, Cobb's, Walker,
Worcester's Comprehensive, Worcester's Primary, Web
ster4s Primary, Webs/ell "High School, Webster's Quarto,
NATURAL PHILOSOPHISE.—Comstock'S, Parker's,
Swift's. The above with a great variety of others can at
Bay time be found at my store. Also, a complete assort
ment of Sehool Stationery, embracing In the win le a com
plete outfit for school purposes. Any book not in the store.
procured it one days notice.
D - Country blerchante supplied at wholesale rates.
ALMANACS.—Jobn Baer and Son's Almanac for sale al
S. at POLLOCK & SON'S BOOK STORE, Harrisburg.
!Cl Wholesale and Retail. myl
SC HE FFE S BOOKSTORE,
AD AMA N T LIVE SL,FI T E
OF veunus SIZES AND PRICES,
Which, for beauty and nse, cannot be excelled.
REMEMBER. THE PLACE,
SCIURF_F2R I S BOOKSTORE,
NO. 18 MARKET STREET. mar 2
N E W BOOKS!
"SEAL AND SAY," by the author of a Wide, Wide
World," "Dollars and Cents," &c.
"HIST 01 1 ,1( OF METHODISI4,"by A. Stevens, LL.D.
For axle at §OHEFFERS I BOOKSTORE,
Ko. le Ilarke et.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OP
.RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of various Designs. and Colors, for 8 cents,
TISSUE PAPER AND CUT PLY PAPER,
At [ray2-11 SWEEPER'S 13 B O OKS T O R E .
WALL PAPER I WALL PAPER 11
Just received, our Spring Stock of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, EIRE SCREENS, &c., &c. It is the largest
end best selected assortment inthe city, ranging in price
from six (6) cents up to ene dollar and a quarter ($1.25.)
As we purchase very low for cash, we are prepared to
sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be had else
where. if purchasers will call and examine we feel
sonfaielft that we can please them in respect price
and quality. E. M POLLOCK & SON,
aP3 Below tones , Home, Market Square.
LT TE R, CAP, NOTE PAPERS,
Pena, Holders, Pendia, Envelopes, Sealing Wax ? of
the beet quality, at low prices, direct from r-h•
mer3o 504EFFEWS CHEAP BOOKSTORE
TAW BOOKS LAW BOOKS ! !---A
general assortment of LAW BOOKS, all the State
Reports and Standard Blementary Works, with many of
the old English Reports, scarce and -rare ' together With
a. large assortment of second-hand Law Books, at very
low prices, at the oat price BOOkaoTe of
E. Di. rob cx & SON,
myB Market Square,
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
BILK LINEN PAPER.
FANS! FANS!! FANS!!!
ADeDiDIS AND aralconD LOT OF
SPLICED FISHING it ODE!
Trout Flies, Gut and Hair Snoods, Grass Lines, Silk
sad ilat Plaited Linea, and a general assortment of
A GREAT VARIETY OF
Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest:
Silver 'KW goaded Swore Hickory Fancy
Canes! v 5...! Canes! Canee Canes!
ICELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE S
no. 91 ILLESET STREET)
South side_ one door east of Fourth street je9.
CO A LI! I.
N " _ .
[Er ONLY $1.1 . 6 P 212 TON!!! j[
TREVERTON NUT COAL for sale at $1.75 per ton g
delivered by Patent Weigh. Carts_
PINEGHOVE COAL, jliA received by ears, for sale by
feb2l JABLES M.. WHEELER_
['ARDEN SEEDS I I I-A 'MESH AND
Ul COMPLETE assortment r just received and for sale by
feb2l. WM. DOCK, JR., & CO.
TIIST ItECE [VED—A large Stock of
SCOTCH ALES, BROWN STOUT and LONDON
PORTER. For sale at the lowest rates by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street.
F'Bail.F 3 S Er.lll
MACKEREL, (Nos. 1, 2 and 3.)
SALMON, (cry superior.)
SHAD, Mess and very fine.)
KERBING, (extra large.)
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES.
Or thwebeye we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter
and eighth bbls. Herring . In whole end half bbla,
The entire lot new—Diener FROM FRB FISHERIES, and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
nes - La WM_ DOCK, 7R., & CO:
DUO DE MONTBBLI.I.O,
nEIEGIRCK k CO,
OLEELER Sr. CO.
- Asenou—siLiEnT moussEuX,
MUCK k CO.'S,
In Store and for sae 1 27
73 Market street
1410 KORY WOOD ! !—A eurzfuoß LOT
Jait received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur
chasers, by JAMES WHEELER.
Also, OAK AND PINE Conlitbutly on hand at the
lowest prices. dace.
BiDi4E% from 1$ to 4610,
X streng and handsomely bound, printed on good rape?,
with elegant clear new type sold at . .
me m BOUSPFBRIS Cheap lteelvitve.
fIitANBERRLES III -A SPLENDID LOT
1 1 .1 inct received by
- POE a superior and cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
KELLER'S DRUG STORM.
THE "Fruit Growers' Handbook—by
WARlNG—wholesale auldretail at
metal FICHNFFNR'S Booluttore.
SPERM CANDLEa • — A
largo . sitpply
Ina ' COy•
"Ur ELLER'S DRUO- BTOIM is the place
to fled tha blat asaortiaant of Porto thnnaiell'
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WINTER TIME TADLE
FIVE TRAINS DAILY TO & FROM PHILADELPHIA
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25vn, 1860 )
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad Corn
pang will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg and
Philadelphia as follows
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg a
2.40 a. M., and arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.60 a. m
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 12.55 p. in., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 5.00 p. m.
MAIL TRAIN /eaves Harrisburg at 5.15 p. m., and ar
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.20 p. m.
These Trains make close connection at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 1, leaves Harrisburg
at 7.30 a. m., runavia Mount Joy, and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURG- ACCOMMODATION leaves liarria
burg at 1.15 p. in., and arrives at West Philadelphia at
6.40 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, N 0.2, leaves Harrisburg
at 5.25 p. m., runs via Mount Toy, connecting at Diller
vine with MAIL TRAIN East for Philadelphia.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
10.50 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at 3.10 a. In.
MAIL TRAIN leaven Philadelphia at 8.00 a. in., an
arrives at Harrisburg at 1.20 p. m.
LOCAL MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg for Pittsbnr
at 7.00 a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Philadelphia at 12 .00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 4.10 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia at 2.00 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at
7.35 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
4.00 p. m , and arrival! at Harrisburg at 8.0 p, in.
Attention is called to the fact, that passengers leaving
Philadelphia at 4 p. in. connect at Lancaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, atal arrive
Harrisburg at 9.45 p. act.
SAMUEL D. YOUNG,
n023-dtf Supt. East. Die. Pantie. Railroad,
NEW AIR LINE ROUTE
- 7•11 • - •
Shortest in Distance and quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OF
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING, ALLENTOWN AND EASTON
HORNING- EXPRESS, West, leaves New York at 6
a. at, arriving at Harrisburg at /p, only eh hours
between the two cities.
HAIL LINE leaves New York at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 8.15 p. m.
atonNlbitt MAIL LINE, East, leaves Harrisburg
8.00 a. in., arriving at New York at 5.20 p. m.
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris
burg at 1.15 p. m., arriving at New York at VA p. m.
Connections are made at Harrisburg at 1.00 p. in. with
the Passenger Trains in each direction on the Pennsylva.
nia. onmperlend Valley and Northern Central Railroad,
All Trains connect at Heading with Trainti totrPOttA.
vine and Philadelphia, and at Allentown for Mena
Chunk, Easton, 4 0 ,
No change of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 0.00 a. in. Line from Nov
York or the 1.15 p. in. from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and acasna
modation, this Route presents superior inducements to
the traveling public,
Fare betwe en New York and Harrisbnrg, FIVE DOLLarte
For Tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE, teneral Agent,
ON AND AFTZR DEO. 12, 1860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG
DAILY, (Sundays excepted,) at 8.00 A. M., and 1.16 P.
M., for Philadelphia, arrivingthere at 1.26 P.M., and 6.15
RETURNING, LEAVE PHILADBLPHLa. at 6.00 A.M.
and 8.80 P.M., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 P. M. and B.ls
FARES:—To Philadelphia, No./ Care, $3.26 No. 2,
(ia same train) $2.75.
PARES :—Te Reading 0.50 and SIAN.
At Reading, connect with trains for Pottsville, Mum
villa, Tamaqua, Catawisaa, scc.
FOUR TRAINS LEAVE BEADING. FOR PHILADZIp
PICEA DAILY, at 6 A. M.,10.45 A. 14.,12.8(1 noon and
3.43 P. M.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA FOE READING at 8 A.
41.,1.00 P. M., 8.80 P. M., and 5.00 P. M.
FARES:—.Reading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
TILE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG. VON-
Nkpis ,&P READING
: with up train for Wilkesbarre
Pittston and Scranton.
For through tickets and other information apply to
J. T. CLYDE,
dels.dtf " General Agent.
pHILADELPH - IA
ILVIYUCTI9N OF PASSENEIER FARES,
ON AND AFTER MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1860
COMMUTATION TICK TS,
With 26 Coupons, will be issued. between any points
desired,. good for the holder and any member of Lie
family, in any Passenger train, and at any time—at
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties having occasion to use the Road frequently on
businnas or pleaatire, will Ond the above arrangement
convenient and economical; as Four Passenger 'keine
run daily each way between Reading and
and Two Train oe , w between Reading, Pottsville and
Harrisburg. OF ninviays, only one morning train Down,
and one afterr err train Up, rune between Pottsville and
Philadelphia and no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Valley Branch Railroad.
P..-the above Tickets / or oily inforinMion relatinj
thereto , apply to S. Bradford, Esq., Treasurer,Phihmiei.
e the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
O. A. NICOLLS, General Stun.
SlNcialk 2f, 1.860...r00r28.dtf
NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY.
N 0 I- 0 • E
114.00 - - F.4.0.4 7 s icOL 2, •
ON AND AFTER FRIDAY, MARCH IslOset 'the
Passenger Trains of the• Northern Central MailitAr will
leave Harrisburg as follows : . .
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN will leave at. _am a. m.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at . 7.40 a. m
MUD TRAIN willleave . 1.00 p.m.
• -GOING NORTH •'
MAIL TRAIN will leave at , 1.40 p. m.
PARRIES TRAIN - will leave B.t -...8.50 p. m.
The only Train leaving :Harrisburg on Sunday will to
the ACCOMMODATION TRAIN 'South. at 3.00 a.m.
For farther inforMatiOn apply et the office, in roil
aylvania Railroad Depot.. JOIEN.Iir. RAU. Agent.
Harrisburg, March 18tAtf,..
A PPLE WHISKYI--PuRE . J ERGEY
.L.L. pis :-In store oinalorlalelly ' • •
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
feta 73 Market street.
DRIED BEE —An eats l ot of DRIED
BEEP just received by ' • -
noB , WK. MOCK, JR., & CO.
11QUR INGTON lIEHRING
11 Just:received by • WM. DOOR, Ia: I &00
HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1861.
hat we have recently added to our already full stock
POE TEE HASPEERcHIEF
TURKISH ESSENCE '
ODOR OF MUSK,
LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET.
FOR THE HAIR:
MYRTLE AND VIOLET POMATUM.
FOR THE COMPLEXION
TALC OF VENICE,
ROSE LEAF POWDER,
NEW MOWN lIAY POWDER,
BLANC DE PRIMES.
NEW MOWN HAY,
Having the largest stock and best assortment of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able than our dein
petitors to get up a complete Toilet Set at any price de
sired. Call and see.
Always on hand, a FRESH Stock of DR UGS, MED r-
VINES, CHEMICALS, Ac , consequent of our re
ceiving almost daily additions thereto.
KELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
91 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth Street,
Sep6 South side.
JACKSON & CO.'S
SHOE STORE ,
NO. 90M MARKET STREET,
Where they intend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most fash
ionable styles, and at satisfactory prices.
Their stock will COndiiit, in part, of Gentlemen's Fine
Calf and. Patent Leather loots and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and other Shoes in great
variety; and in fact cycrything connected with the
CUSTOMER WORK will be particularly attended to,
and in all cases -will satisfaction be warranted_ Lasts
fitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thorough knowledge of the bigness will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them an articie tha
will recommend Itself for utility, cheapness and duta•
bility. [Anil] JACKSON A; CO.
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
HUMPHREY , S HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS
TQ WEIGH WE INVITE TEE
ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED
Tor tittle at
ap9 No. 18 Market at,
WE OFFER TO
A New Lot of
LADLE ' P.IIRSEI9 7
Of Beautiful Styles, substantially made
A Splendid Assortment of
q-zi4TLEMEN 9 9 WALLETS,
A New and i plegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEMtILARB' LBOQII,ET,
Put up in Cut alms Engraved Bottles.
A Complete Assortment of
Of the best Manufacture.
A very Handsome Variety of
FQWPER , PUFF BOXES.
KELLER'S BEITO MBE,
3731 gl Market street
JOHN Wt CLOVER,
MERCHANT TA , ,ILOR!,
Ras removed to
60 MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased to see ail his friend .
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (stirslilos) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and far sale at
unusually law rates, by
WM. DOCK, &
jaul Opposite the Court House
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. WHEELER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E.. DVPONT DE NEMOURS do
WILM/Arti - TON, DELAWARE.
lir A large supply always on hand. For sate at manu
facturer's prices. Magazine two miles below town.
ErOrders received at Warehouse. n 01.7
SOOTOLI . WHISKY.—One Puncheon
of PURE ROTOR WHISKY just received and for
sale by JOHN U. ZIEGLER ;
jam% 73 Market street.
TMPTYIPOTTLES ! I—Of all sizes
and descriptiorio, for sale /ow by
dew . BOOK, JA. , & 00.
ITATCH & C 0.,
138 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
FLOUR, GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
DYQTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
OF avingir on6oart-ri6S.
H. B. it W. BENNER'S !
0c19417 27 South Front Moron; Philadelphia.
AT CP S TIII
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OFEYERY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a ecoaplato aseortment, (Whelelt4le and
retail,) embracing everything in the line, will be Bold at
cost; without reserve
janl. • WM. DOCK, JR., & CO.
- HAVANA CIGARS.—A Fine Assort
ment, comprising Figaro Zalagozona, La Boise,
Bird, Fire-Fly, Etelvina, La Beriuto, Capitolio of an
-sizes and qualities, ii quarter, one-fifth and one-tenth
boxed, justreceived, and for sale low by -
3an31.. 73 Market Street.
ITELLAR'S DRUG STORE is the place
41 * to buy Domestic Medicines
Eht ' c jVatriot tt. anion.
MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1861
The story of the "Nobleman who was hanged"
and with. a silken cord, as it was universally
believed, in honor of his nobility, has been
often told. It has even formed the subject of
a romance, but the facts have generally been
misrepresented. We have recently come across
an account of his trial, published at the period,
and we have selected certain portions of this
from which to form a current narrative.
Lord Ferrers' uncle, whom our culprit suc
ceeded in the title, died in a lunatic asylum ;
his aunt., too, was also confined as a maniac.
His lordship, on succeeding to the title, had a
tinge of the family disorder, for he was subject
to sudden, causeless, and outrageous passion.
We are told that he often walked hastily about
the room, clenching his fist, grinning, biting
his lips and talking to himself without having
anything to ruffle his temper, or being under
the influence of liquor. In spite of these dan
gerous symptoms, he married, in 1752, the
daughter of Sir W. Meridetb, whom he treated
with great brutality, though she was of a most
gentle dispositton ; and he was on the worst
possible terms with all her relations. The re
sult of the ill treatment was, that his wife was
separated from him by act of Parliament, and
a person was appointed as receiver of his in
come. All his acts, indeed, evidenced such
madness, that a consultation was held among
his family to take out a commission of lunacy
against him, but. they were deterred from it by
the • fact that his intervals of sanity were so
long : that ha might be able to defeat them, and
if a commission were refused, his lordship
might sue them for heavy damages.
Lord Ferrers, among his other faults, had a
great liking for low company, and used to
lodge for months together at a small country
inn, where he behaved so strangely, that
everybody believed he was mad. Aware of
'his own failing, he urged the landlord to cau
tion the visitors not to be affronted at his be
havior. But, all this while, he managed his
affairs with extraordinary shrewdness, and his
attorney allowed him to execute certain legal
deeds, which would have been invalid, had be
been really mad.
When his rents were ordered to be paid to
a receiver, Lord Ferrers was allowed to nomi
nate him, and appointed a Mr. Johnson ;
person who had long been in the service of the
family,and whom he doubtlessly hoped
to mould to his own purposes. Finding, how
ever, that Mr. Johnson was determined to act
honestly, he seems to have conceived the most
implacable *red against him, vowing that
he was in league . with his enemies, to ruin
him. Still, with the cunning of 'madness, he
behaved in the kindest manner to Mr. John
son, the while he had made up his mind to mur
Lord Ferrers lived at this time at Staunton,
a seat about two miles from Ashby-de-la-
Zenith, Leicestershire, his family consisting
of a Mrs. C., a person whoo lived with him, and
her four daughters, while Mr. Johnson lived
..WW-Ilfizo about whalt a mite distant. - Whets,
his purpose Wog ripe, he ordered Mr. Johnson
to come to his house in the afternoon, Ad
sent Mrs. C. and her daughters for a walk; he
aleo sent the two men-servants out of the
way, and only himself and three maid-sor
vents remained in the house.
Not long after Mr. Johnson arrived, and was
shown into Lord Ferrers' room. On his enter
ing, the door was locked, and his lordship,
after a while, produced a paper, purporting to
be a confession of his villany, which he ordered
Johnson to sign.. The latter refused, and ex
postulated, upon which his lordship drew a
pistol from his pocket, which be presented at
the poor fellow, and bade him kneel down ; he
did so, on one knee, but Lord Ferrets?, shouted
so loud as to be heard by one of the maids at
the kitchen door : "Down on your other knee ;
declare what you have acted against Lord Fer
rell!, ; your time is come ; you must die !" and
then immediately fired, The ball entered John
son's body just below the last rib, but he rose
up, and looked at Lord Ferrers with a pitiful
'expression. The assassin was about to fire
again, but moved by his look, he left the room,
and ordered one of the servant girls to find a
man to help carry Mt. Johnson up to bed. At
this time his lordship was perfectly sober, and
having despatched a messenger for a surgeon,
he went back to the room 'where he had left
Mr. Johnson with the maid, and asked him how
be found himself. Johnson replied that he
was a dying man, and requested his lordship
to send for his children. This was assented to,
and a messenger despatched to the farm, to tell
Miss Johnson that she must come to the hall
directly, as her father was taken very ill.
Lord Ferrers went up with her and commenced
applying styptics to the wound, but began soon
after drinking heavily again, until he became
quite intoxicated. When the surgeon arrived,
Lord Ferrers told him that he had. shot John
son, but believed that he was more frightened
than hurt; that he had intended to shoot him
dead, for that he was a villain and deserved to
die ; but, he added, "now that I have spared
his life, I desire you to do all you can for him."
At the same time he desired that no one should
be let in the house to seize him, and declared
that he would shoot the first who laid hands on
him. The surgeon who was anxious to keep
the assassin in his present state from any fur
ther outrage, promised him this should not take
The surgeon, then, had to follow the direc.
tion of the wound, and Lord Ferrers showed
hitu how he stood as he fired, The surgeon
found that the ball had lodged in the body, at
which the murderer expressed his surprise,
two or three days previously, the pistol had
carried a bullet through a deal plank, an inch
and half in thickness. His lordship continued
drinking, and presently attained such a pitch
of fury, that he rushed into the room Where
Johnson was dying, and seized him by his wig,
calling him villain, and threatening to shoot
him through the head; The last time he went
up, great difficulty was found
. in restraining
him from pulling off the Clothes that he might
strike his unhappy victim.
Mrs. C. then proposed that Johnson should
be removed to his own house, but his lordship
replied passionately, "He shall not be removed;
I will keep him here to kill the villain." Many
of .these expressions were uttered in the pre
sence of Miss Johnson, but Lord Ferres sought
tc appease her, by telling her, that if her father
died, he would take care of her and the family,
provided they did not prosecute him. There
was Certainly a method in his madness.
The surgeon was rather afraid of his own
life, so after getting Lord Ferrers to bed, with
a promise that. he should not be Miested, he
carried Mr. Johnson to his house, where he
died at nine the next morning. So soon as he
was dead, the neighbors set about seizing the
murderer. - A few armed persons set out for
Staunton, where they saw his lordship going
toward the stables, probably with.the intention
of escaping, as he found that .Tohnson had been
-carried away. One of the men advanced, held,
a pistol it, Lord Ferrero, bidding him surren
der but his lordship, putting his hand in his
pocket, it was supposed he was about to fire,
and the man stopped short, thus giving the as
sassin time to escape into the house, where he
fastened the doors, and stood on his defence.
A crowd beset the house, and in about two
hours his lordship appeared at the garret win
dow, and desired that the people may be dis
persed, and he would surrender. Then he or
dered them into the house, to get some meat
and drink ; but presently went away swearing
that he would not be taken alive. The people,
however, continued near the house, and, in
about two hours Lord Ferrers made his appear
ance in the bowling green, armed with a blun
derbuss, two or three pistols, and a dagger. A
collier walked resolutely up to him, and his
lordship, intimidated by his boldness, quietly
surrendered, declaring that he had killed a vil
lain, and gloried in the act.
After a jury had brought in a verdict of
"Wilful Murder," Lord Ferrers was removed
to London in his own landau and six, under a
heavy escort, "dressed like a jockey, in a close
riding-frock, jockey boots and cap, and a plain
shirt." Being taken to the House of Lords, he
was committed, under the verdict of the coro
ner's inquest, to the custody of the Black Rod,
and ordered to the Tower, where he arrived,
having throughout the journey behaved with
great calmness and propriety.
During his imprisonment he was visited by
Mrs. C. and her daughters; and we find that he
is moderate in his eating and drinking. "His
breakfast was a half pint basin of tea, with a
small spoonful of brandy, and a muffin ; with
his dinner be generally drank a pint of wine
and a pint of water, and another pint of each
with his supper." In general his behavior was
orderly, except that he would sometimes start,
tear his waistcoat open, and use other gestures,
which proved that his mind was disordered.
On the 16th of April, 1760, after being a
prisoner in the Tower for two months and a
half, he was brought to trial before the nouse
of Lords. The facts were easily proved, and
his lordship's only chance of escape was in cal
ling witnesses to prove his insanity ; but he
could not show that he was in such a state as
to be unable to account for his action. Indeed,
Lord Ferrers ; as it were, condemned himself by
the clever way in which he defended himself,
and the lucidity he displayed. When his plea
of insanity failed, tic declared that he only put
lin to gratify his friends. He was found
guilty, sentenced to be hanged, and then anat
omized on the following 21st ; but in consider
ation of his rank the sentence was deferred till
Every effort was made by his relations to ob
tain a commutation of his sentence but in vain.
The king was inexorable. On finding this,
Lord Ferrers drew up his will, leaving, among
other legacies, £l,BOO to the children of Mr.
Johnson, and though this will, as made after
sentence was passed, was invalid, the law offi
cers of the crown allowed it to remain in force.
In the meanwhile a scaffold was erected un
der the gallows at Tyburn ; and a part of it,
about a yard square, was raised about eighteen
inches above the rest of the floor, with a con
trivance to sink down on a given signal ; the
whole being covered with black baize. This
was the origin of what has been known as the
"New Drop," and which was first essayed on
On the morning of May 6, 1760. Lord Ferrers
Wiite - lianffed OVeiF Gi'f6i - iiisifody of the 'sheriffs,
and proceeded to execution in his own landau
and six, at his own request, instead of the
mourning coach provided by his relatives. His
lordadp, we read, was dressed in Pi !Alit of
light-colored clothes, embroidered with silver,
said to be his wedding suit ; and, soon after the
sheriff entered the landau, he said :
"You may perhaps, sir, think it strange to see
me in this dress, but I have my particular rea
sons for it."
The procession was a very large one ; there
was a large body of constables, soldiers, horse
and foot; sheriffs' CBTriages, mourning coaches
and a hearse and six. His lordship was per
fectly resigned during the two hours and three
quarters occupied in reaching Tyburn ; his
only regret being that he was not allowed to
suffer at the same spot as his ancestor, the
Earl of Essex, for which favor he petitioned
the king, because "he thought it hard that he
must die at the place appointed for the execu
tion of common felons."
On reaching the place of execution, his lord
ship stepped from the ittildftP with great com
posure, and was invited by Mr. Sheriff Hum
phreys to join in prayer, which he declined ;
but on being further asked itkhe would not join
in the Lord's Prayer, he readily answered that
he would, "for he always thought it a very fine
prayer." So they knelt down on the cushions
covered with black baize, and his lordship very
devoutly repeated the Lord's Prayer. On ri
sing, he took:leave of the sheriffs, and in thank
ing them for the many civilities, he presented
Mr. Sheriff Valliant with his watch. His lord
ship then asked for the executioner, who came
up and begged his forgiveness, to which he
replied 4.1. freely forgive you, as Ido all man
kind, and hope myself to be forgiven." He
intended to give the hangman five pounds, but
by mistake handed it to his assistant, on which
a most unseemly dispute broke out between
them, which Mr. Valliant immediately silenced.
The hangman then proceeded to do his duty;
to which his lordship submit.tei with great
resignation. His neckcloth being removed, a
white, cap which he had brought in his pocket
being placed on his bead, his arms pinioned
with a black sash, and the cord put around his
neck, he advanced three paces to the elevated
part of the scaffold, and standing under the
crossbeam,which went over it, and was also
covered wit black, he asked "Am I right ?"
Then the cap was drawn over his face, and, on
a signal given by the sheriff, the drop on which
he stood instantly sank beneath his feet, and
left him hanging. For a few seconds "his lord
ship made some struggles against the attacks
of death, but was soon eased of all pain by the
pressure of the executioner."
The claims of justice thus satisfied, nobility
had its own again. After the body had hung
the accustomed period of one hour, "the coffin
was raised. up With the greatest decency to re
ceive the body," and, being deposited in the
hearse, - was conveyed to Surgeon's Hall, with
the same procession, to undergo the remainder
of the sentence, "A large incision Was made
from the neck to the bottom of the breast, and
another ,across the thr;siit ; the lower part of
the stomach was laid open, and the bowels ta
The body was afterwards exposed publicly
to view in a room, up one pair of stairs, at the
hell, and on the evening of May 8 was delivered
to his friends for interment.
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The election of Mr. Lincoln to the Presi
dency, was the result of thirty years of per
petual agitation, upon the slavery question,
with the avowed object, in the beginning, of
ruining the country. Sir Robert Peel con
sidered the expenditure of one hundred mil
lions of dollars for the emancipation of the
negroes of Jamaica, as a cheap price for sow
ing seeds of mischief upon the American .con
tinent which should ultimately undermine our
national greatness. Garrison, Phillips, Tap
pan, and others who initiated the abolition
movement, have lived to exult over the success
of their projects. The active system of propa
gandism which they inaugurated, for tho pur
pose of preaching a crusade against the social
institutions of the Southern States, has driven
Beni; 'members of the confederacy out of the
republic; and, not contented with this, the
pulpit is still desecrated, and the press pros
tituted, to force the remaining eight slave
States to withdraw from the ITnion also. The
guilt lies at their door of the most terrible
blow that has ever been aimed at our political,
commercial, financial, agricultural and manu
facturing prosperity. If civil war comes, they
will have brought it upon us, and the greater
nunit er of them are disappointed at the delay
of an internecine conflict, with its attendant
horrors, which they believe would stereotype
anti-slavery fanaticism in the North. Secretary
of the Treasury Chase foretold in a recent
speech, that, after the inauguration would come
adjustment. It is sorely needed; but it Must
be one which will involve the overthrow of the
principles and practices which have elevated
the admidistration to power, or it will be held,
sooner or later, to a bitter account by the
Listen to the late harangue of Wendell Phil
lips, in which he proclaims to the Bostonians
his rejoicing and triumph in the disasters of
the past three months, and in the calamities and
bloodshed which he believes to be still bupend
ing. He says :
" Why do I think disunion gain, peace and
" Let us rise to the height of our position.
This is revolution, not rebellion.
" Suppose we "welcome disunion, manfully
avow our real sentiment, ' liberty and equality,'
and draw the line at the Potomac. We do not
want the border States. Let them go. Dis
union is honor. Disunion is gain. I venture the
assertion, in the face of State street, that of any five
Northern rnen engaged in Southern trade etelusivs.
ly, four will end in bankruptcy." . •
What can be more horrible than.such jubila
tion over the prospective pauperism of hie
own immediate neighbors ? Yet he continues :
"I know what anarchy is. I know what
civil war is. I can imagine the scenes of blood
through which a rebellious slave population
must march to their rights, They are dreadful.
And yet I do not know, that, to an enlightened
mind, a scene of civil war is any more sicken
ing than the thought of a hundred and fifty
years of slavery. I do not shrink from the
sentiment of Southey, in a letter to Duppa—
'There are scenes of tremendous horror which
I could smile at by Mercy's side. An insur
rection which should make the negroes masters
of the West Indies is one.' I believe both these
sentiments are dictated by the highest humani
Mr. Phillips takes pains to declare that the
most fearful horrors which imagination can de
pict, would crown the wishes of politicians of
his school, if they were the accompaniment of
slave insurrection, Ile says :—"Weigh out the
fifty thousand hearts that have beaten their last
pulse amid agonies of thought and suffering
fancy faints to think of ; and the fifty thousand
mothers, who, with sickening senses, watch for
footsteps that are not wont to tarry long in
their coming, and soon find themselves left to
tread the pathway of life alone—add all the
horrors of cities sacked and land laid waste—
and then weigh them all against 'slavery' alld
tell me if Waterloo or Thermopylm can claim
one tear from the eye even of the tenderest
spirit of mercy, compared with this daily sys
tem of hell amid the most civilized and Chris
tain people on the face of the earth 1"
Notwithstanding this awful language, Mr.
Phillips is explicit in asserting that slavery is
Constitutional; that the encroachments upon it
of the last thirty years have been illegal, and
that he and his partisans rely upon revolution,
and violation of law, to accomplish their nefa
rious ends. He exclaims :
" Understand me. In 1787, slave property,
worth, perhaps, three hundred millions of dol
lars, strengthened by the sympathy of all
other capital, was a mighty power. It was
the Rothschild of the State. The Constitution,
by its three-fifths slave basis, made slavehold
era an order of nobles. It was the house of
Ilar..sburg joining hands with the house of
Rothschild. Prejudice of race was the third
strand of the cable, bitter and potent as Catho
lic ever bore Huguenot, or Hungary ever spit
on Moslem. This fearful trinity won. to its
side that mysterious omnipotence called fash
ion—a power which, without concerted action,
without either thought, law or religion on its
side, seems stronger than all of them, and
spares no foe but wealth. Such was slavery."
This is the school of politics which has re
dueed the country to its present degraded con
dition: From the proudest place among the
Powers of the earth; envied and admired by
the enlightened of every laud; our institutions
a model for patriots, and our form of govern
ment a salutary and beneficient example to
those who are throwing off a despotic yoke;
we have become, in the short space of a quar
ter of a year, a bye-word and laughing stock,
and a cloud of shame darkens our horizon,
forboding still greater evils in the future. The
Queen of Groat Britian pities, while the Em
peror of the French mourns over us, and the
statesmen who lead the cabinets of Europe be
hold with amazement the hideous national
suicide we are perpetrating. Yet we are told
by the incomming administration, that now we
shall "have an adjustment," Mr, Seward has
added that posterity would wonder at the
"magnanimity" of the - government, and that
"every sacrifice that shall be needful will be
.roade," even to abandoning "party platforms
and organizations," to secure the welfare of
the Union, The people call upon the leaders
of the Republican party, who now hold the
- reins of power in their hands, to fulfill their
pledges. The last planks that hold the nation
together are being rent asunder; material in
terests are every hour becoming more im
periled, and political differences more
of se ttlement. Let the administration begin to
.d o something towards releiving the Republic
from the pressure that is dragging its prosperity
in the dust.
Up to the present limit* not one step seems to
have been taken by lir. Lincoln or his advisers,
beyond giving vague and. unsatisfactory assu
rances which have alarmed rather than tran
quilized the public- mind. During the late
session of Congress, every obstacle to a proper
explanation, not to say amendment of the Con
stitution, was opposed by fleetiblicang in the
Senate and House of Representatives. The
4th of March came, without a single_re-assuring
measure having been taken nn,the part of our
NatiOnarrepresentatives. Since that time, the
THE NATIONAL CRISIS.
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