Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, October 03, 1860, Image 1

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VOL. 7 NO. 6. ,
That Henry D. Foster opposed the sale of
the main line of the public improvements, be
cause such a sale and transfer threatened to
impair the influence o"f the political organiza
tion to which he was attached, and drive from
power a corrupt clique of office-holders of
which he was a member. .
That lie voted against' every movement in
the progress of the bill lor such a sale, in di
rect violation of the express will and instruc
tions of his constituents.
That Henry D. Foster reported for the in
crease of legislative pay, whereby the expen
ses of Pennsylvania were increased some
thirty thousand dollars per annum.
That he forced his party's power to exclude
the rightful possessor of a seat in the legisla
ture, and instato instead a partisan, for the
purpose of forcing special legistation, and
acts of individual privilege.
That Henry D. Foster represents the nega
tive platforms of two factions in a political
disorganization, whereby he proves his utter
subserviency to party and unfitness to preside
in the Executive department of a great Com
monwealth. He denounces every northern
tuan who stood up for the rights and interests
of the North. and stultifies himself with prais
ing southern agitators and disuniouists. He
Ineets the differences in bis own party, by vit
uperation and abuse of his opponents, forget
ting that in the present contest all parties but
the Republican are contending only for place
and power.
In the great struggle for. northprn protec
tion, whereby the industry of the country will
be induced to develop the stupendous mineral
and agricultural resourcesof the nation.IIenry
D. Foster is arrayed against every principle and
the only policy which ensures the freedom of
the public domain by preventing the spread
of slavery. He is virtually oppossing protec
tion to American industry by encouraging the
fanaticism of the South, and recognizing the
iisserted rights of slavery in every State in
the Union. He is opposing the real interests
of Pennsylvania by compromising with the
corrupt leaders of every political clique prom
inent in the present political contest.
Occupying these positions, and bound and
controlled by these influences, the administra
tion of such a man must inaugurate a system
of frauds and corruptions that would prove
disastrous to every business and political wel
fare of the State. His association with poli
ticians of the most desperate character, and
with those who have been the authors of a
large poition of the debt of the State, have
placed him under obligations which he would
be compelled to discharge, if elected, by abu
ing and prostituting the patronage of his po
Mtiun. - Special grants would consequently
U-come the order of legislation. The veto
jtower would be wielded to prevent the appli
cation of a just policy of government, and
stay the progressive prosperity of the Com
monwealth. The people ot Pennsylvania have only a few
weeks to satisfy themselves that Henry I). Fos
ter is not the man, in a political sense or with
Dtilticiunt capacity to preside in the. Executive
department of this State. Thev have but a
tew weeks to satisfy themselves that their re
sources and industry can alone be protected
mid improved by sustaining the men and meas
ures of the Republican organization. With
them the responsibility rests. If" they fail to
support Andrew G. Curtain, they will also ne
glect to sustain a Republican delegation in
Congress that was true to Pennsylvania, true to
labor and true to liberty. If they permit the
legislature to fall into the hands of a corrupt
political division, they will lose the opportu
nity of sending an honest man to the Senate
ot tku United States. If they allow Andrew
G. Lurtin to bo defeated, they invite and. in
sist on the rejection of Abiaham Lincoln, and
surrender all the prospects of northern pro
gress and improvements to the prejudice, letb
argy and licentiousness of a southern slave-o--cracy.
The people must keep these facts and ar
guments constantly before their eyes and :n
their minds, or they will be imposed on by
(he designing Seaders of two tactions whose
only arguments and justifications consist in
acts of retaliative violence and alternate abuse.
The New York Herald publishes a long ar
ticle upon the history of the Wide-j3wukes.
It thus speaks of their origin:
"On the night of the 25tb of February ,1860,
the city of Hartford was much moved by the
advent ot the Hon. Cassius M. Clay. Some
enthusiastic young Republicans of the neigh
borhood decided to act as an escort to the dis
tinguished visitor, and in pursuance of this
design borrowed from a fire company hard by
some of their firemen's torches. Being of a
rather fastidious turn of mind.and inclined to
protect their broadcloth from oily innovation,
they procured some glazed cloth and cut it in
the form of capes to protect their shoulders.
A few glazed caps completed the preparations,
and thus equipped they started to meet the
orator. Their novel and military appearenco
attracted cosiderable attention, and drew forth
the plaudits of the assembled multitude, re
warding them for their forethought. On
their -return home, one of the party was at
tapked by sturdy Democrat ; but a blow from
jtlie original Wide-Awake torch stretched him
fin the ground and stopped all further disturb
ance. Before dismissal a meeting was held,
.and after expressing their idnignation at tl.e
.attack, they resolved to form a club of limit
ed numbers, equipped with swinging torches,
;and black capes and caps, to act as a special
.escort on occasions of public parade, and be
,rcaay at all times for any like duty that might
.forward the Republican cause. , , .
."The Republicans of Hartford were over
svhelemed with letters from all parts of the
.Union, asking for information touching their
j-ules, manner of organization, drills, &c. It
was at last found necessary to inaugurate
some system by which these letters could be
answered, and a notjee was inserted in all the
Republican journals, that Mr. H. T. Sperry,
corresponding secretary of the Hartford Wido
Awakes, would give all desire information.
In the course of a lew weeks that gentleman
had received and filed over eight hundred
"F rom the great numbers who have already
signified their intention of joining in the
great Republican parade in New York city on
Jne 2d of October, it is estimated that from
itiiTty to fifty thousand men will attend. One
Hem of expenditnre will give some idea of
Preparation. It Las been found necessary
to purchase two hundred barrels of oil to fill
the torches of visiting companies." '.
The Herald supposes that there are half a
million Wide-Awakes ih the States.
For the Harder of his Wife, Martha Catheart.
In the Court of Oyer and Terminer of Clear
field County, Sept. Term, 18G0. '
At one o'clock 45 minutes on Wednesday,
Sept. 26th, the prisoner was arraigned at the
Bar, aud pleaded "not guilty" to the charge
set forth ia the indictment. The panel was
thcu'called over, and in proceeding with the
selection of the Jury, the question arose
whether the Commonwealth bad the right to
four peremptory challenges. His Donor in
view of the uncertainty and peculiarity of the
wording of the new penal code, felt himself
constrained to adhere to the old practice in
regard to challenges, and refused the Com
monwealth the four they claimed. The wit
ness was then asked to stand aside. The fol
lowing persons were chosen as Jurors, but 31
of the panel having been called :
Geo. W. Long,
Joab Ogden,
Levi Draucker,
Daniel Goodlander
David Horn,
Philip Neff,
Adams Spackman,
G.B.Caldwell, ;
John Rorabaugh,
Isaac Goss. ;
David Haines,
George Morgan.
The case on the part of the Commonwealth
was conducted by Dist. Att'y R. J. Wallace,
J. B. M'Enally and Israel Test, Esquires, and
on the part of the defence by W. A. Wallace,
T. J. MrCullough. and U. B. Swoope, Esq's. .
At 3 J o'clock, District Attorney R. J. Wal
lace opened the case, briefly detailing the
ling t:cis ine vyommonweaun expected to prove!
IllIlCTlt lu j miuiuiuttctiVumur 1 .-C
jj II. He endorses the foreign policy of James
Ducha nan's Jltlminixfratinn.
e That policy refused the protection of our
flag to the adopted citizen, bound by the so
lemnity of an oath to maintain the character
I that flag in every part of the world refu
ting such adopted citizen the right to visit
Europe under t enalty of being impressed into
thei service of a King whom he bad renoun
ced That foreign policy consisted also in
plotting for the slave trade, and Becret nego
tiation with the French Emperor for the estab
lishment of universal free trade,
jft These policies, foreign and domestic, endor
sed by the convention which nominated Hen
ry D. Foster, constitute the platform ot Hen
ry IX Foster.
Hf endorsed the opposition to protecting
labc as enunciated by a Democratic majority
In the Senate of the United States, represent
ing the views and the policy of the administra
tion of James Buchanan,
f L sustains the non-intervention principles
of J Jnies Buchanan, in regard to the rights of
fort'tn adonted 'citizens while absent from
Ube United States. " t
J- Irf Hhese principles do not constitute the
pUtform on which Henry D. Foster stands,
we should he pleased to know what principles
do form such a platform? Harrhbureh Tel.
'C-f Friday the 2Sth Sept., of Diphtheria. Joa.t,
sc t Thomas Palmer of Lawrence township, a-
JPyears and 2 months. .
' Ca Friday, the 23th Sept., an infant ciild of
S3Btl Ambrose of Lawrence township, about ft
.wjr.ir. of age.
Cr Friday night, 2Sth Sept., Mrs Eliza Welch.
eocVt of Geo. Welch, dee d, of Pike township,
aJ 52 years and 5 days.
On Saturday the 2'Jth, Mrs. Catuauixe Reed,
wife of Hamilton Reed of Lawrence township, a
ged about 30 years.
. Oh Saturday morning, 29th Sept.. Mra Eliza
Brm HoKL, wife of John W.IIoel of Curwensville,
ai 43 years, 6 months and 9 days..
O-i Saturday, 29th Sept., Mrs. Axxa Price of
FI-i township, aged S4 years.
KjI k!H 1 A ! Tremrndotix ILrcitemieiit aw?tsc the
Iltwp EXCITING FOOT RACE between the.
PLuepn'a Police aud a notorious lforger aud
eofattnrf'eiter. James ltuchauan Cross !.'.'.'.' Cross
iReeaptvred .'!.'!.' It seems to be tbo general opin
ion in Ulearlield. that it Cross had worn a pair of
Franks Short's French-calf Boots, that he would
.sot be taken yet. However, Shorty is not much
Jut out at missing his custom ; hut would an
nounce to all Breckinridge, Douglas, Lincoln and
J?ti7 mien, and women and children in Clearfield,
and Sinncmahouing in particular, that he is pre
pared to furnish them with Boots, Shoes and Gai
ter st any style or pattern, stiched, sowed or peg
f ef, (ami as he is a short fellow) on short notice,
v All kinds of country produce taken in exchange,
and cash not refused Ilepairing done in theneat
nt Manner and charges moderate, at the Short
Shoe Shop on Second Street, opposite Reed, Woa
ef & Co's store. FRANK SHORT.
VS. B. Findings for sale. Aug. 29, ISfiO.
f the people are notified of a . .
Samuel Rhey's son brought the news to my
x .v aw i irnvi imr u r!t i ii is in v i.xi liihl uat
house. I ran right straight to Oathcart's
house. Couldn't say that any one else was
there when I got to the house. Samuel Ray's
. ..: r.. A rim. ohtn. Aoma tidrt : liva n
bout the same distance from Cathcart's. No
others came t il I left lor the doctor. Took
Samuel Ray's horse. Didn't consider Cath-
carts horses fit to go. Thomas Catheart was
away for the doctor with one. He went to
n. Tt r-A o. k oKiMron t con,
Glen Hope. Didn't see the children. I saw
nothing out of the way about the bed or the
furniture. Gun was standing In the first room
muzzle down and breech up. D'dn't see
any of the accoutrements. John's bouse is
not over 100 yards from his father's. They had
a cloth, dipped in cold water,' on the wound
when I got there. The wound was on the left
side in front. Clothing was open that far
down. John told me that Tom had taken the
Ulu" uu''Cl "" " .r . TJ. "'T
other. 1 met old man Catheart first in bis
own door yard as I was going to get Ray's
horse. , ne was either going in or coming out
ot HIS own nouse. oaw i nomas v,auicaris-
wife a short time before I went for the doctor,
in John's house. She was in the front room.
Did not see her with the children. I saw her
on ber way coming home from Samuel Ray's.
Seems to me I saw Mrs. Thomas Catheart put
ting the cloth on the wood, but can't say
whether it was before or after I went for the
doctor. John Cathcart's father was at my
place when the news came there. He didn't
go with me over. Saw nothing more of him
till I started to go for the borse. I beard a
report oi a gun, a snort time eiore tne Doy
came, ill wasn't .over minutes irom
timo I beard the report until J got .to
wuac. me oia man wanted tne loan or a
darning beedle to sew up the heels cl stock
ings wnic& he had knit. When the Doctor
came he reached for the ball with a probe in
8trument. He took out a lew pieces of the
rib-bone, and then the ball. Held the light
for the doctor to make the examination. He
took the ball out with the' probe.
Dr. A. Fetzer, sworn. On Saturday' the
4th of August last between 9 and 10 in the af
ternoon I arrived at Cathcarts. I found the
surface of the skin apparently blanched whi
teneda dark' circle around the eye, and
profuse perspiration; the extremities cool,
verging to coldness ; the pulse not suscepti
ble to the touch ; blindness. I then examined
the wound. I found the wound on the left
side below the seventh rib. It was of nearly
a triangular form, the two sides of the surface
opening from an inch and a . half to two in
ches i the third side from an inch to an inch
and a half. Within that opening was floating
a substance, that seemed to be portions of
the chest and I thought fragments of the lung.
Blood was issuing from the orifice. The sides
of the wound seemed to be filled with spiculae
of bone. 1 attempted to examine further,
when the last light they had about the house
was extinguished burnt out.. They, then
sent off lor -candles. Waited till they came.
After I got a light, made an examination with
a forcep and thought I could discover a ball,
and by separating the wound, I succeeded in
getting hold of the ball with the forcep. I
extracted the ball with a portion of the dress
with it. Witness exhibited the ball and piece
or cfoth.J - It Was between 4 and 5 inches
from the opening where I found; the ball. It
had taken a horizontal direction passing round
towards. the'back. . It had come in contact
with the rib, which appeared to be destroyed
by the lengthof the wound was broken into
pieces. , I think it destroyed the ninth rib
near the back The wound was mortal and
Caused her denth. It passed through a por
tion of the Tung. The woman died while I
was there. She appeared like a stout, hale
woman. She died about an hour and a half,
it might have been two hours after I reached
the house. Her husband was in the room.
He remarked at one time that if he hadn't
tome it wouldn't have been done. He wished
he had not come home. She told me she
thought she would die There were persons
about when I got there can't say bow many.
At5 Court adjourned. '
Thursday's Proceedings.
. At 8 in the morning Court met, when Dr.
Fetzer was re-called. Mrs. Catheart told John
at one time that he needn't make so much fuss
about it that it was done. He appeared to be
lamenting over it. ..
X. When I got there a wet cloth was on
the wound. '.The woman said she was in a sit
ting posture when shot. From one or the oth
er i unaerstooa mat toe gun was not lar dis
tant when fired. It appeared to me that the
'.gun must have been nearly on a level with the
wound. Saw nothing that would indicate any
'.thing but an affectionate state of feeling. '
! Mrs. Lydia Kay sw. Old Mrs. Catheart,
jwhen she came over, safd Martha was shot. I
went to John's house. My daughter Elizabeth
went with me. When I went over she was ly
ing on - the bed. It was between 5 and 6 o'
clock in the afternoon, on Saturday. John
was standing by her side crying. Says she
1 to him, John, I never thought you would shoot
:tne. John you needn't cry now. I wan't
you to live and raise my children. He said,
1 can't. "
, X. Nancy Catheart, the wife of Thomas,
.was there. Thomas Templeton and Isaac Ray
;ere there. Old man Catheart was there when
-c.iched the houso. No disarrangement of
VO." furniture.
I live about half a mile from l
1 0 ouu well selected stock of goods suit
ed to the wants of the community, for the Fall and
Winter Trade, which they offer in large or small
quantities on the most reasonable terms. Call and
examine for yourselves. Their assortment of
is very large and tsnipletc, embracing almost ev
ery article betfc of fashion and service. Especial
attention Kis been paid to the selection of LA
DIES' DEriSS GOODS, which are of every variety
ana tne very latest styles ; bilks, Delaines, Plaids,
C'Vurgs, Merinos, Poplins, Alpacas, Cashmeres,
1- ach, Scotch and Domestic Ginghams, Prints,
Swisses, Cambrics, Brilliants, Figured and Plain
Bobbinetts, Veil Baize, Irish Linen and Cloth?,
Black and Fancy Cassimcres. Sattinots, Tweeds,
Corduroys, Hickory Stripe, Ticking. Crash, Dia
per, Bleached and Unbleached Mnslinsand Drills,
Red, Grey, White and Canton Flannel, Linseys,
Ac. Also, a large stock of Ladies' and Gentle
men's Shawls, Double and Single Stellas and Che
nilles, Black and Drab Cloth, Capes of the very
latest fashion. eept!9 ,
The undersigned give notice that on the 13th A
pril they enterod into partnership in the mercan
tile business in Curwensville. and that hereafter
the business will be conducted by them jointly un-
4"JLthe pa6 an,d ?rm f J(hn & J F. Irvin
:1 They inform their customers and the public in
f eneml that they have received from the East and
opened at the old stand, a large and varied stock of
15 uarAivv, jtu., jcv.,
ecially adapted to the wants of the community,
fl will sell the same at the lowest cash prices.
Li p0' Jgttf8?rtfm?nJ of i?8' fhoef. Uat,?
ad Caps, of the latest styles and best quality, all
& intend o n t reagona,e rJes
y A90t &n extensive stock of the most fashionable
ki price8 to 8uit the tlme8 Nowia t0 Ume to
.purchase. Call in and examine our stock before
yo purchase your goods, and we feel confident
jUial we can supply you with all kinds of goods,
t as low prices and on as reasonable terms as you
jf procure them elsewhere. Give us a trial,
' 9n iafin IRVIN ;
CH - B. Persons indebted to
gted to call and settle. .
old arm are re-
, may 30
r j LARGE and splendid stock of BreS Trim-
- a y min2s, Belts, Head dresses. Netts. Plumes. A-6.
atiJie store of
Rked, Weaver fc Co.
5 SPLENDID assortment of Ladies'. Gentle-
a' men's and children's Gloves and Hosiery, at
tl9 Reed, Weaver A Co's.
BOOTS and Shoes of eyery kind, for Ladies;
Gentlemen and ohUdjren. tj ' '
Jtc ed, Weaver & Go's.
yj ging, curled Ilair, 4c, at the store of
i aeptia R ekd. Weaver tt Co.
trqe gtjj
of Mep's and Boy's clothing,
i.it rfC.nivKti hv
v4je, eater to.
lie was swearing and jawing that if she did
not go home with him he would never bed
witn ner again while he had a being in the
world. She said she wouldn't eo. but finallv
did go. He took up the lane and she took up
iuo near way arouna tne house to the lane.
My Bon got out of the window and followed.
John Catheart came back next day. I asked
him whether they had. got home. He said
they had. I asked him whether he had got
Martha home, and he replied that he had. I
asked him "how she seemed to be, and he an
swered that she was sullen as a bull. He left
and went to Sammy Hegarty's. It is called
. 5 miles from our place to John's; very bad
road. When they started it must have been
10 o'clock; it was middling moonlight. She
was crying when they started. I have often
heard John say he would break his wife's back
with a stove-wood stick. ' They were living
in the house with me at the time. They left
there last April. They had remained there
from March a year. Martha was of a very
mild disposition. Can't tell what gave rise to
threats except his ugly disposition. He sworn
very bitter oaths ; I would not like to repeat
them. He swore by Jesus Christ.
: X. John's children were at his father's.
They came to our place late in the evening.
He said he must go home had to go Hegarty's
to-morrow. He raised his hand to her he
knocked her head against the wall. She had
made thickened, milk for supper. He said he
wouldn't eat hog slop, and hit her head against
the wall. He was going to Hegarty's when
he came back the next day. Never told any
one that John was kind to bis wife. To the
best of my knowledge, I never said at Tom's
that John was very kind to me. . . ,
Wm. Luther, sw. On Tuesday before the
shooting happened, I met John Catheart at
Alexander's fording. 4 He had been away for
a load of boards, having started on Sabbath
morning. - He was telling tne about bis wife
giving him a lecturing for not coming home
as he had agreed to do-for being away on
Sunday. He, with an oath, swore he would
abuse her in some way and wouldn't live with
her U she didn't quit her scolding. . I saw him
on Saturday, of the same week, before his
wife was shot. On Sunday I heard him say,
what a deed I have done,' what a deed I have
done. - . i .
X. I think Robert Alexander and Lanson
Root were present on Tuesday when this con
versation took place. He was laughing at the
time.- It was close by Shofl's tavern.
Geo. Miles, sw. The evening John com
pelled his wife to go home, I was at my moth
er's bouse. -. . .
Pending a question of the admissibility of
some evidence by the witness, the Court, at
12J o'clock adjourned till 2.
Two o'clock Ccnrt met.
" 'Margaret A. M'Cracken, sw. Heard no
threats made by John against his wife "
Geo. Erhard, sw Live about 3 miles from
John Catheart. Held inquest on the 5th Au
gust last. - The room is 18 feet 9 inches long
and 8 feet wide. - -
Commonwealth rests.
' The case was then opened on the part of the
defence byT. J. Mgpullough.
and W hite lead, dry and ground in oil : Spanish
brown, Venitian red, Yellow and Stone ochre, Larup-
DiacK, lilacK lead, ivory, black, Uhinesc and Amer
ican Vermillion, Paris Green ; Ultramarine and
Prussian Bl&e, dry and ground in oil; Chrome vet-
low and green, Carmine, Chalk of all kinds, Cobalt;
irop, lake ana blacK ; Jimery, Ulue ; Uuuis, Copal,
Damar and Shellac; Indian red, Litharge, Orange
mineral. Pumice and Rotten stone; Rose pink. A-
merican and tnglish; Kosin, t-carlet, (or Persian
red.) Terre de Sienna, Turkey Umber, Verdigris,
Blue and White -Vitriol, Whiting. Zinc, copperas.
Borax, Putty and Putty knives. Glass of all sizes
and lua,itiea Looking-glass plates, etc., etc , etc.
Hairbrushes, American, French t English, with
Ivory ;Shell. Pearl.Buffulo, Satin-wood, Hose-wood
and ornamental backs, all qualities; Cloth brush
es, Hat brushes : Teeth brushes, various qualities ;
Shaving brushes, American, English and French,
with Russia bristles Badger's hair ; Flesh brush
es; Comb brushes A cleaners; Tortoise shell Tuck
eombs, Tortoise shell, Plain and Fancy and'India
rubber Long combs; Shell, Buffalo, Horn and In
dia rubber puff-side combs ; India rubber Dress
ing combs, 4 to 8 inches, all styles; English toilet
combs with handles; Bonnet coraba ; Ivory and
Gutta Pcrcha fine tooth combs ; Pocket combs, all
styles; American, French and German Cologne
Lavender waters ; Lubin's, Taylor's, Wright's,
Mnngenct & Conway's extracts for the handker
chief, and a great variety of styles ; Burnett's Co
caine, Barry's Tricophcrous, Lyon's Cathairon,
Eau. Lustral, Bears, Maccassar, Antigua, Rose and
Coral Oil ; Beef marrow, Pomades and Philocoorn,
American and French, all styles and prices ; cold
cream. Toilet powder, Kongo balls, Lilly White,
Puff boxes, china and paper ; Smelling salts, Balm
of a thousand flowers, tooth paste, charcoal ; Shav
ing compound of all sizes ; Military soap, Honey
soap. Chrystaline k Floating soaps, Ottoman, Yan
kee, Gallagher, Transparent and Castile soaps, &c.
Gents' steel frame morocco andeuff portraonies,
Ladies' silk lined Papier-mache, inlaid Tortoise
shell. Velvet and Morocco portmonies; Ladies'
crotchet purses, embroidered wsth steel beads: La
dies' cabas and morocco satchels, shell, pearl, ivo
ry ; velvet and papier-mache, ivory k pearl memo
randum tablets ; fine English morocco pocket wal
lets; morocco and calf pocsiet-books, with straps
and clasps ; bill books A Banker's cases, with lock
and key; collapsion drinking cups : medical glas
ses, with and without drops; fishing tackle; Chap
man A Emerson's razor strops ; cigar cases ; crumb
brushes; shoe brushes, with and without handles;
horn brushes, all qualities ; print A varnish brush
es, tin and copper bound ; sash tools; counter and
markiBg brushes; white-wash k scrubbing brush
es ; fancy-colored dusting brushes, 4c. - Rich pearl
inlaid papier-mache toilet cases, work boxes and
writing desks ; Rosewood and Mahogony writing
desks; Chessmen and chessboards; Gents' Kid
gloves, neck-ties, collars, cravats and canes ; La
dies' Kid, Taffeta silk and Kid finished gauntlets,
and Lysle thread gauntlets ; Black and Silk web
suspenders, french striped gum. suspenders, rich
embroidered suspenders, Guiots new style French
suspenders. Gents' linen handkerchiefs, colored
border and cambric handkerchiefs. Ladies' Linen
handkerchiefs in great variety; Sun-shade tans,
circular French fans, canton feather fans of great
variety ; fine canton palm fans with ivory a paint
ed handles; black and mourning fans :. Hair nin
X. Was a cap on the gun. Snapped twice
ibut didn't go ofT, The gun had been standing
at the foot of the -bed before this. The shot
. pouch was hanging on the wall at the foot of
, the bed opposite the door. He was in the room
i when the gun went off. About two steps from
one to the other. Couldn't say where Martha
1 was when the gun went off. Didn't tell any
4 one that when I was going out of the door 1
pushed, my mother over and hurt ber never
i uld that at all. : Know nothing of receiving a
wound in the back except wben the gun went
off. Mr. Shoff didn't ask tue to ebow the
sbirt J bad on. None of the coroner's tjrors
asked me for it. It was torn tip the back and
chafed across. John and I didn't refuse to
send for Mrs. Miles until one of the neighbors
volunteered to go lot her. , Was rubbed and
couldn't ride.. Never told any one thai there
was a general muss or fight between us there.
It is 10 miles to Glen Hope. Went by way of
Jimmy Jackson's Jackson's is about 1 mile
from John Catbcarts. i came back by way of
Ray's and Robisons. Didn't say to John
Witherow that this shooting didn't amount to
much, that many a one was shot down in war
and nobody thought anything of it. I didn't
say before the inquest that John broke the
gun by striking it on the floor, when he saw
what he had done. Didn't state that before
the gun wen't off Mrs. Catheart and myself
were both standing on the floor. , Wasn't ask
ed to bring the shirt didn't say the shirt was
torn so much it wonld do no good if it was
brought. . Told ' Mr. Paulhamus and--John
Haines that I was scratched with the shot
told Fetzer I was shot.
Nancy Catheart, sw. I am the wife of
Thomas Catheart was at the middle fence
heard the gun go off. I said, God bless me,
what's that 1 I ran down to John's John
was holding his hand on the would she was
on the bed. - 1 said, bow did this happen?
John said, t hat unfortunate gun. Martha said,
John, dear, I'll never get over this. . John
said, O, Martha, don't talk that way. She
said, pig dung smarted her I told him to take
it off I put on a wet cloth. I said, John go
for a bucket 'of cold water. I asked Martha
bow it happened. She said John picked up
the gun, went to the front door and snapped
her twice ; she said he came from the front
door Into the room door, he throwed the gun
on his arm, and as he reached past her the gun
went off he was reaching for the shot pouch.
Martha said her children were shot. Wben
the smoke abated, John said, Martha its you
that is shot. She put up her hands and pray
ed to God to spare ber lifo that she might raise
her two children, Thomas Templeton was the
first that came he said we had better send
for Dr. Fetzer. John said ' he had no person
to send but himself, and that he didn't want
to leave Martha. lie asked Thomas if he
would go. He went. John said he should
take one of the horses, that Thomas was away j
for Dr. Caldwell and bad the suplest horse
he told Thomas to put him through should he
die under him ; Thomas said he would get
Sam. Ray's young horse he asked Mrs Ray
if be could have him she said ho could.
When Thomas came back be said he got the
doctor in Millport. I got to the house about
5 o'clock she died about 11 o'clock.
There was one field and the garden between
me and the house when the gun went off.
The pig dirt was on the wound when I got in.
John was holding his hand on the wound to
keep it from bleeding. I met Thomas coming
out from the house as I was going in. He
didn't come in afterwards. Old Mrs. Catheart
came in after I got to the house just alter
me. Both of us were inside of the house when
Thomas came rushing out of the door. The
old woman, as soon she bad seen the wound,
ran out of the bouse, ringing her hands.
At C o'clock Court adjourned over until 8
o'clock next morning.
Friday's Proceedings.
Thomas Catheart, re-called. Saw Dr. Rhule
at Glen Hope did not tell him that John went
out to shoot a night-hawk, snapped at it twice
and got mad at the gun, returned home, broke
it over the door-cheek, and that it went off
and shot Martha. Was not drunk when I got
to Glen nope had not been drinking I tooS
one drink at Jim Haines' returning home.
Lanson Root, sw. Saw John Catheart about
9 o'clock in the forenoon of the 4th was on
his way home from Samuel Hegarty's came
into my house at the creek had a scythe and
sneath ; bad a little bundle which he said Mrs.
Hegarty had given him. Didn't hear any con
versation between John : Catheart' and Wm.
Luther. I was on the inquest heard the tes
timony of Thomas Templeton. We asked
him if he thought Catheart was guilty. He
said he believed him to be an innocent man.
He did not say anything about Martha looking
John in the face and saying he had shot her.
Didn't say anything, that I recollect, of John
saying the gun blowed all to the devil. Know
Thomas Templeton lived in the same section
three years ago bis reputation for truth and
veracity is not very good.
X. Can't say w-hat his present reputation
for truth and veracity is. ' "
; Joseph McNeal, sw. Was on the inquest.
Heard the testimony of Thomas Templeton
heard it here in Court can't remember what
he said, without my attention being called to
it didn't hear Templeton say that John had
said anything about the gun blowing to pieces.
Was present at a conversation between Conrad
Baker and Templeton. In reply to Baker's
inquiry why he did not tell before the inquest
what he told here, he said it was because he
had learned better since. A majority don't
regard his character lor truth and veracity as
of the best.
X. Can't say positively what Baker said to
draw out Templeton's reply. '
Henry Hegarty, sw. Know Templeton
live 6 or 7 miles from him out where he liv
ed, 1 beard a great many say you could hard
ly believe a .word he would say. Saw the gun
it had been broken about the thumb-piece.
X. Heard Joshua Feltwell say so. , .
Defence rests. '... Y ; ; ;
' Commonwealth to rebut call
John M. Chase, sw. Have known Temple
ton 5 or 6 . years never beard his character
impeached before have beard, a great deal of
talk about Thomas Catbcait's reputation for
truth and veracity it is bad, very bad. t
. X Heard a great many talk about it
beard David McCullough, PeterJlay and ma
ny others speak of it. ..
, Peter Bloom, sw. Never before this beard
anything against -Templeton' character for
truth and veracity have known him 8 or 10
years. Thomas Cathcart's reputation for truth
and veracity is not very good.
X. Heard Samuel Ray,Jarid M'CulIougn,
Hiram Dodd, and others. . - , .
George Earhard, re-called. Thomas Cath
cart's reputation for troth and veracity la not
very good has lived In mj Deigbbo.rh.QQd. tor
10 years. r ' 7 . --!:- -,.-;,::. -.-
Geo. W. Shoff, sw. Have heard popte say
they wouldn't believe Thomas Oa,tbcat on
bis oath. " '
Isaac Thompson, Sr., sw, Have heard lit
tle abont Thomas Cathcart's reputation not
very good what I naveHbeard. - -
Anson Curry. Thomas Catbcart'a .reputa
tion for truth is not considered good, . , .-.
Ge0rge W. Shoff re-called YfM foreman
of the Coroner's inquest It was held at John
Cathcart's house, In Knox township, on the
6th August, this year heard Thomas B. Tem
pleton's testimony there and here in Court
the facts he stated, I believe, are abont the
same at both places. In court the points were
further drawn out and more minute than be
fore the. jury of inquest. Thomas Catheart
was a witness before the inquest there were
points of difference in his testimony there and
here the inquest requested him to place him
self in the position the parties were at the
time of the shooting. He placed one person,
to represent John Catheart, in the door way,
or close inside. He then placed another to
represent Martha Catheart, to the right of the
door. He then placed himself between tho
two, but to the left about two feet out of range.
He said ' that was the position of the parties
when the gun went off he said the ball struck
him on the back as it passed in its course to
Martha. There was a cut on his back it run
nearly up and down his back below that was
a bruise. After his back was examined, I told
him we must see the shirt. He said the back
was all torn out and we couldn't see anything
about it if we had it. The long wound must
have been made with something sharp the
skin was fairly cut. He stated that the parties
were standing at the time the gun went off. A
bullet to have struck him and her, would have
have had to glance at a half angle, and would
have struck'her in the right side the wourd
was on the left side. He said he had gone to
the yard or lane to get the pig dirt. I believe
he said that when John saw what he had done
he drew the gun and struck It on the floor.
His wife, Nancy, was a witness before the In
quest she said Thomas bad gone to John's
aud that she was going over to see what had
detained him she said he wanted her to get
her work done and assist him to saw some
shingle stuff. - I think she did not state beforo
the inquest what Martha should bavo said to
ber after she got to the house. If I remem
ber rignt, she stated that Martha had said, dear
John, come and kiss me.
George Erhard, re-called. Was a member
of the inquest heard Thos. Cathcart's testi
mony. When he was called up, he was asked
how this thing happened. He said that John
got his gun down with the intention of going
to the deer-lick ; that he went to the door and
snapped the gun twice; that he returned into
the opening of the room-door ; that when John
was in the room-door the gun went off; that
Martha jumped to her cbilcren. I asked him
what she said and he replied that she said noth
ing. He was then requested to place persons
in the position of the parties at the time. He
represented Martha as being near the centre
of the room and himself with his back towards
her. He said John was standing in the open
ing of the door. He said be was himself hit
with the ball showed the mark. It ran from
the left shoulder across downwards; it was a
scratch. Below it on the right side, was an
other something between a scratch and a
bruise. I told him that mark was never made
by a ball. I showed him then the position
the ball would have struck her after hitting
him. Her right side would have been towards
him. He said, how did I get hurt then? I
told him be knew that best himself, The in
quest wanted to see his shirt that ho had on
when this mark was made. The reply he
made was that the back was torn out and be
could see nothing if the shirt was there! I
think he was asked the question if Martha bad
said anything after she was shot. He replied,
if I mistake not she said, dear John, come and
kiss me, I'm dying. This is his testimony as
far as I remember. Nancy Catheart in her tes
timony, stated that Thomas had left homo
that day; that he had spoken to her about tho
shingle timber ; that when she came to the
bouse and Martha was shot, v she denied
knowing anything about the transaction, or
anything that happened about it. In reply to
a question, she stated that . Martha had said,
dear John, come and kiss me, and I think ad
ded, I am dying. This was all she had beard
Martha say.
George Miles, re-called. -Know the gun
It belonged to my father at one time the main
spring was good I never knew it to miss
breaking a cap the first trial It was a doublo
trigger. The gun had been broken, but was
firmly mended.
D. Paulhamus, w. Saw Thomas Catheart
when became to Glen Hope I considered him
very drunk swung from one side to the other.
I think I never saw a man as drunk as he ap
peared to be, stick on a horse. He asked mo
to hand him a drink I told him I was not
bar-keeper I don't kcow that he saw Mr.
Haines. '
At 12 o'clock Court adjourned till 1. - ,
; Half past One Court met.
George Erhard, re-called. Went to the
jail with Catheart in company withWm.Mc
Cracken, Israel Test, Wm- S. Bradly, George
Rheem, and others, the same evening he was
brought to town. Mr. McCracken asked him
how this thing happened. He replied that he
had been away all week from Thursday to
Saturday at Samuel negerty's. He said when
he came home on Saturday his wife was going
out with a team to haul some rye; he called
to her and told her the rye was not dry ; that
they then went to the house ; after he was at
the hguse he told Iter be bad a notion to go
out to the deer lick ; he got his gun and went
to the door and snapped it as has been here
stated ; that he went back to the room door
with the gun ; that it went off ir. his hands,
and shot Martha. He said Thomas was in the
kitchen. I then asked Mm, John, did yon not
hear what Thomas said oniisoatb yesterday ?
lie said, he did ; that he was not in the room
but that be was in the kitchen. I said I don't
see how this could be. He 6aid that he didn't
believe Thomas was in the room I think he
and Martha was sitting on the bed wben she
was shot, i - '1
X. He said he had the gun on his arm am
not positive whether he said he was reacmng
for something or not. ; :
Lydia Ray, recalled. When old Mrs-Catheart
came to my house to tell us that Martha
wa shot, xbe had a lump over her' right eye,
about as large as a hickory nut ; it was blue.
When ahe went to go home, my daughter got
nnder one arm and I under the other the oth
er, and in that way we led ber home and put
ber fn ber own bed-She appeared weak.. Af
ter this I went up to aee Martha. '
X. There were two fences to climb between
us and John Catheart' They were reasona
bly high but we helped he over Sbe was an
old feeble woman weakly and complaining.
We asked ber bow she got hurt: ' She said she
supposed &he had fallen tgainat the tree and