Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, July 10, 1850, Image 1

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John Williamson,
A TTO RNEY AT LAW.—Oretcs, in' the
• ,±l_ house of Miss illeGinnis, near the store of
A & W Bentz, South lieuover street, Cat lisle,
Penn' a. - Juploso
Doet- H. Hinkley. -
FFICE on Main Street, near the Post Of
ILY lieu. Dr. H. is prepared to use Go/cut:is,/
as a min:dial agent inthe treatment of Puraly'
-sis, Neuralgia and Rheumatic afli:ctions, ha
does not guarantee succes from its application',
all or even sty of these diseases. ha
been given and cures effected- in a nonther o
mistanees, and may he in others.),
March 27; 1850, !y.
. 1 .1 Card.
J~ft.,JAS. McCULLOUCII give his
/ attendance in.tho various branches of his
prolession, in imp] or country, to all that may
favor him with a call. OFFICE opposite the
2,1 Presbyteriin Church and 15'ert's Hotel
lately occupied by Dr. Foulke.
Carlisle, s'e - Pt 5
Doctor Ad. Lippe,
140AWEOPAIPHIC P hysician Office
-4 - in Mille street, in the house formerly
Or. Loomis,
%V I LI, perform a
operations' upon di ,
Teeth that are' mint
red for theirpreservtition, such as Sealing, Filing
Plugging, Sc, or will resoire the loss of them
by inserting Nrtiticial Teeth, from a single bowl
0. 0 full arts. on Pitt street, a felt
°ors south of the Railroad Hotel. Dr. L. is oh
eta the last ten gays of eters' month.
R. J . • \V. 11EN DEL, tiorgean Dentist
his former patrons that he has re
ur,ml to, Carlisle, and will he glad to attend to
I .• illyin the dins of his profession.
Carson C. Moore,
the rocin lately occupied by Dr. Fosier,
.deceased. mar 31 '47
ACFTORNEY AT LAW, vill practice it
111.. the several Courts of Cumberland county
Olt FICC. hi :\ fain Street, in the room former
occupied byL. G. 13randebury. Esq.
James R. Smith,
JIG VED his office to Beetem , s Row, two
nors from Burkholder's-Hotel. fapr
. ricc at his resilience, corner or street
and the Public Square. opposite Burl holder's
If net. Is addition to the duties of .I.ntitir-e of
t Pes,e, will attend to all kinds of writing,
such as dueds,)nnds, mortgages, indentures,
articles 'of agreement, notes, C.c.
Carlisle, up 8'49, •
Naiadsld Classical Academy,
The Eig4th Session will commence on .1/0-Ad
DAY, ;Hay oth, 1850. •
IN consequence of increasing patronage a
large, and s commodious brick edthee_bas
been erected, rendering !his one of ilie most
desirable institutions in the state. The various
departments are under the eate of competent
and faithful in - strut:tots, and ever) endeavor will
be made to promote. the moral and intellectual
improvement of students. The silfroutuittig
country is beautiful and healthful, and the
I ution sufficient Irdistant trout town or village
to prevent evil associations.
hrms—sso per Session (Fire Monills•)
I'm — circulars witb full information address
it K Principal
Plainfield P, 0., Cunsherlond County, Ps.
ativeille, f rilieadenty. ••
—* r-is•conlidently_nelic that Luothations
X dlrcr greater inducements to students than
toe above. Lo._,:ite.l in the midst. at n voinnia•
my proverbial lir their intelligence, morality
-rcgord -for the interest.--of—religion, • this
Academy can eire.ctually guard its members
Irmo evil mid immoral intrhetices. Advantages
arc also offered,to those desiring to plastic the
study of the physical sciences, surpassing those
most siinilar institutions.
'I Use having „sons' or wards and wishing to
send them - to a seminary of learning, are re
spectfully solicited to visit Newville, alid judge
of the advantages for themselves, or, at least,
procure a circular, bontaining.full_paticulars,
y a.ldressing -J A :',ll - .7S iiUSTON,
Neweille, avg y • Principal,
Extensive Furniture Rooms
R.WEIVF.:II .would respectfully
ft.P call the attemion of House Keepers and the
publi.: to his extensive . stock 'of ELEGANT
G KNIT ORE. including Sofas, Wardrobes,
Centre mot other Tables, Dressing and plain
Bureaus and every other article in his branch of
business. Also., now on hand the largest-as
s..irtment of CII aRS in Carlible, at the lowest
prices. KirGoilins made at the shortest notice
and a Hearse provided for funerals. Ile solic,
its a call at his establishment on North Hano•
ver street, ts ar GISs s HOTEL. N. B.TlTur
niture hire a by the month or year.
Carlisle, March '2O. 1850.—1 y •
John P. Lliie
WHOLESALE and Retail_Dealer in
" Foreignand Domestic Hardware, Paint,
Oil, Glass, garnish, lc. at the old stand in N
Hanover street, arlisle, has just received trail
Ice , / INgtk and Philadelphia a large addition to
his former stock, to which the attention of buy
ers in requested, as he is determined to sell
than-any,other house in Town. aprl9
TUE subscriber would reipeetfully inform
hisTriends and the public generally that Ile film
just opened a now LUMBER AND COAL
YARD in West High street, a few doors east
of Messrs J Sc D Rhoads's Warehouse, where
he . now has and will , keep constantly on
hand a first rate assortment of all kinds 'el sea
uoneil pine boards and plank and all other kinds
of staff, all, of which - he will sell low Mr cash
April 3, 1850. JOHN N2ARMSTRONO.
•rif4 Commissioners a Cumberland comity
deem it proper to inform the public, that the sto
od meetings of tlie.liloard of Commissioners will
he held on the second and fourth Mondays of
each Month, at which time any persons having
business with said Board, will meet them at
tow ollioe la Carlisle.
Arias, BILBY.
IJ NIB It EL LAS. Parnsois Enid S unslindqs ,4
made, coVered 4 find repaired, by Ilia subscriber'
nt.his Tin Sliop, in Post Lontlier s 4 reee, Car
lisle.._,T,cein s on'SV, lui, prices low. '
' W.ll. 144 )C.E,Y.
Carlisle Janunry,.'2V 50. : -'`
Iron iron..
- ,
• 10 Tons Mannered and Rolled Iron, just' re=
ilnived at the cheun Hardware store of the sub
seaiher in cast High Street. For sale low by
lAib. 13, 1850.. - - - lIENItY SAXTON.
• Dyolng. and Scatting. • •
wILLIAM BLAIR, in Loutlier *rein;
near the College, dyes Ladled' and Centiv- .
mono apparrel,, all colors, and warranta - all work
abo sltifitacto6 , . Orders in his line reaiteetfully
ynaited:Sep 2'46,
, • •
-• s Chimney Voard Paper?.
i - ti, - 3 l' o wood - u vuriety 01 rimer far cover.
ing chimney boiiilis... Alga, for Window.
12,0113, ,A I. entlialy . flab .leViieelb arrow - fo
.-' [017,1 - ,Cr W -.1-11.Trigit.'
art caR emu's Pdpe•*,--- ,rtero o ;pc•
• .
Ztorcs & ,sl)pps,
Fresh Spring Supply !
11 - .I.IAVE just received n fresh stock of Med
icines, Paints, Glass,' Oil, &c., which
having been purchased with great care at the
Lest city houses, I cam.cublidently 'recommend
to 'Families, Physicians, Country Merchants
and Dealers, as being fresh and pure.
; .1)
Patent Medicines,
Fine hetni eala,
Pure Esseu'l Oils
"Cod Liver Oil
' — Wetherill & Brother's Pure Lend, Chrome
itreen and Yellow, Paint and Varnish Brushes,
Jersey Window Glass, Linseed Oil, Turpen
tine, Copal and coach Varnish, and Red Lead.
AU of which will he sold at the very lOwest
market price, Also, a fresn and a jilenaid as
sortment Or, • .
Confectionary, and innumerablOother articles'
calculated for use and ornament, all of wl.ich
are offered at the lowest casts prices t at the
rug 136.5Trriii=m - ey sub
' scriber on North Harrover street.
May 22; 1650
US I' RECEIVED by Alm subscriber,
a mon g, which is a selccubn of
front strictly prime, to common, at 10, II and
I:2 eons cents. per pound. Also
per pound. Also ; a gen—
at 5, 66 7 and 8 cents
oral assortment ' •
Greens and Llaclis, selected at the Te-t house
Of the Well known firm of Jrlekir, S. Co. Phil
adelphia, which togoiher with a lam' assort
ment of the other articles usually Rep by us.
is offered to the puldic - in the confides belief
that for quaality and prices on examinat n will
prove equal and probably superior io on other
assortment in this place. - J. W. EB
Carltsle, iliay 22. 850. .
_ • " • TfIE
, rn „ l s HIVE."
JLL persons desirous ul seeing the newest
and best Goods of the season, let them
call at the flee"lfive in North Hanover street.
Ihe gtibscriber has just returned from the
city-nnd-has-now-opened a-very-Inrge-nod-hund
some stock of
of every style .and variety. Such as Barages.
and Tissues Lawns from 10 rents to any price
you want; Linen Lustros; frog 12 to 31.*; - Lineti
Lustre Baraues, a new article, Foulard Silks,
Corn, Blue, Pink and Fig'd Delaines, Calicoes
front 3 to 25 cents, per yard, Bonnets ; Ribbons,
Hosiery, Gloves, and many more articles for
Ladies which I have not roam to idsert.
I have also for Gentlemen all kinds of goods,
TIMIS, and all kinds of Goods for Gentle
men's use, nod Twill take this opportunity of
saying to my friends that I keep coastantly on
hand tol"kirids of READY-MA DE CLOTH
ING. ill r. T. .Reighter having his shop in my
store. enables Imre made to order, on
the shortest notice, any garment ihat may be
wanted, I also keep COFFEE & SUGAR
of ;ill kinds, together with every other article
necessary for Family use. Please call and ex
amine soon where all attention will be given to
Price'of Hardware.
I HAVE jest received the largest iind Cheap
es t stock ot lIA RD WARN Gloss, Paints, Oils
litrol,-Iles, Saddlerye'Curpenter's and Cabinet
' Maker's Tools, Mahogany Veniers and nil kinds
01 Building Materials cart brought to Carlis:e
consistind . 0r.1,,,,-lis, -Hinges', - Screws.- -N nils
and Spikes. ' Persons about to build will find i
greatly to their ads stage to look at my stock
before purchasing ' gewhere. - Conte and see
the Goods-and-luiar le- price and - you - will be
convinced that this is - really the Cheap Hard
ware Suirh. Also, in store anvils vies,liles
and rasps, and a complete assortment of Watts'
Best Bar Iron, also Rolled and Hoop Iron ()full
sizes. I have alto the Thermometer Churn
made by Mr George Spangler, the best article'
now in-use.
SC YIPHES.—I have just received my Spring
stock of Grain and Grass Scythes, manufactured
expressly for my own sales, and warranted to
'he a superior. article. Cradle makers and
others will find these Scythes to he the best nr
tide in the market and ut .the lowest Sprice
wholesale and retail nt the old stand in North
Hanover strcel. . JOHN P LYNN. p
May 29, 1850.
The .Peopie , s• Line:;
Clear the Track l•
THE undersigned, by the particular request
of thousands of their friends, hereby announce
to all who sock and love pleasure, that a Grand
Excursion will take place this and every day
throughout the season in the- beautiful safety
car "Cheae . side," propelled by the low pressure
engine "1. it-sure,"'and in which all, both old •
and young, arc invited to participate. The ex
cursion'will be conducted upon a'plan entirely
different from may before .got up in this neigh: •
berhood, both for cheapness and dispatch; and
the pleat tire it will afford those who join la it
can scarcely be estimated. Tickets will be
ftirniblied at half the usual priccoand'ilie public
can start from any point they please, stopping
only at the / CHEAP AND IMPROVED
Clothing Emporium,
next door to Burkholder's Rotel me West :Unit'
street, where the cheapest and most fashionable .
assortment of CLOTIIING can be found-41
our own manufacture—and which we can sell
as cheap as they can be bought at any Of the
large city establishments,and 20 per cent. lbwer_..'
tlian,at'any ether house in this Borough. We
respectfully invite the public to take this pleas
ant trip to our store, and examine our largena
sortinent of
of various_colurs and Pants Vesta and
Reundaboigs, Pea TaCkets, HATS 'and CAPS,
Shirts and Stockings .Suspenders,Vavats,.and
all the difiertint articles necessary to constitute
a Gentleman's Wardrobe. Pont forget the
place—next door to Burkholder's Hotel,- to
where we h a ve just - removed; Having a largo
nesoftment of Cloths, Cassi Meres and Vestinga
.on hand, we nro prepared to make up to order
all kinds Of Clothing at the shortest notice and
on , the tnost rehsonalile.ternis,' , _ - •
: Great .113argains
4JAN be oxeted from, the...auhscriber, as ho
has just receivini r .ehaw and splendid as
sortment Of -WINTER GOODS, which he
offers to, his customers told others who may
laver him with tz call at great Bargains ! ,
sstinots; velvet cords. Ky. jeans, scarlet, yel
low; white and Canton Flannels, tieltings, inns
lins, calico, cashmeres, de Armes, slanctis,• Co,
bvrg cloths, glovem - hosiery, Irish linen, com
forts, &c,
A large and splendid assortment of Long
and Sqnaro Shawls, 'at nil Ninon to bait tha...
'Alpo, Boots and She.os, 1401 ie:doterin
ined to sell low, at Ititiwataritivio' , Nortirlfano . .;.
first store below Ilaierefiek's Drug Stem-
ver street, Carlisle. J. 0. CARMONY.
OEG;III6.t , rA fine lotjuLt rireiyed and' for
able', by bp3c or retail at HUBBARD!
febt.l3:so ' & Veriety Storo
2U GS.
Herbs and Extracts,
Spices, ground and whole
Pcyfumery, &c.
Mirrunted Genuine
ILog nod gen{_Woods '
Oil Vitriol . -
Lae. Dye*
Ur4tttt o
Art thou a wreTch to whom the past
Speaks of dire deedsl O'erwhoni the blest
Of guilt bath ewept n pe•tilenee
Destroying to the soul and :tense,
Whose heart that rankling steel ha. worn
Which goads the feting. It has torn,
,And gashas in its dark profound ,
The deep immedicnble wound 1
Over whose dint and festering hue
A eickenlng shadow'rnemory threw,
And brought to light forgotten things
But to add keenness to its etingsl
le Siete written on lily brein
In Bina Indentures, sin and paint
And in there nought on earth to t h e.
But thy own secret agony 1
Yet rance thy burning eye above
To the high henven—for-Gon to Local
And SW the clouds obectire,thy sight
Yet fearless Gaze—for Con to italic
And - snuff - shall bitter struggles count
In that blest trust: for Con is PEACIS
Yet dark and sinful thin] net
Some brunt of Heaven .hull touch thy heart,
In year. to come, shall blOOlll for thee ‘'
A - purer. happier destiny ;
When thou shalt meekly gannwithln
- On.iity-own•soul - redeemed front tin,
Shalt calmly .mile on each post sigh
And every chastening agony,
And feel tLro' thine expanding spirit
The nobler hopes thou dust inherit.
Yee ! sanctified by blood and fire
- Th3-lreart - sha I P sTritrn - errthlowareslre77 ----
linck upon the !Mining. path',
See Mercy's Imml that poured the wrath
Still kind, while o'cr,jl4 shrink ing forrn
It flung the darkness of the norm ;
And taught thee, even by despair,
To pour thy fainting soul in prayer
And lowly bend to tries the rod
Which leads thee back"to peace and God!
c ) c' iparliman 11 tnilcr
BOSTON, Tuesday, July 2
Al a meeting of oche Council this morning,
the case of Professor Webster was referred to
Before tlMCiiiritniitee lit - 12 o'clock, appeared
Rev.. Dr. Putnam, the Spiritual adviser of the
condembed, with a petition for a commutation
of punishment, together with a confession that
he killed Dr. Parkman,
Tim Rer. gentleman prefaced the statement
by a few remarks relative to the manner in
which the eb'nfeseion was mode to him. Flo
stated that he personal acquaintance
With Professor Webster before being called to
um in the capacity of his spiritual adviser. In
the first few weeks of his visit ho sought no ac
-krieriredgiii ----------------------------- At — length - , •
on - ihe 3d of May, ho visited him In his cell
and demanded of him, for his own well being.
that he should tell , the truth in regard .to the
matter, rind ho acceded to tip, request by ma
king. u statement which was now submitted for
the consideration of the Council. It triter am
. .
I eentithe note to Dr. Parkmart, which . it op
peare was Carried by the boy IVlaiWell. 1 hand
ed it to Littlefield unsealed. - It wail to aiitfi Dr.
Parkilin to cull at my Looms on Friday the
23d afte \ r my lecture. He had becomo'cf late
very hems tunute fiiiiiiii pay. He hod threat- .
ened me % ith - it suit, to put an officer into my
house, anto drive are from my Professorahip
ill did no pay him. The purport of my note
was simply to ash the conference. I did not
Leh hint in it what I could do or what I had
to say 'shout the payment. - I wished to gain.
for those. few flays a relief from.:lis solicita
tions, to which I was liable every day, on (3E:-
cosines and in tt manner very disagraeable,und
also to avert for so long u tube at least the ful
filment of recent threats of severe measurea. 1
did not expect to to able to pay,ltirn when Fri.
day should arrive. My purpose watt,, if ,he
should accede to the proposed interview, to state
to hint my embarrassments, and utter, inability
to pay him ut present, to •pologise for those
things in my conduct which had offended him,
to throw myself upon his merry, and to bog
for further time and indulgence for the sake of I
my fumily c if not for toy own, and to make as
good Promises to him nu l'could hail; any hope
of keeping.,
• I did not'ioar from him on that day, nor the
next, (Wedneaduy) but I found on Thuinday he
had been abroad in pursuit of me without find
ing me. I imagined lie had forgotton ,the np
pointinentot elan did not mean to wait for it.=
I feared he would come In upon me at my lec
ture roam, or while I was preparing my ex
perimenter for —therefbra I c f tlled at hi:
house en that morning (Friday) between 8 and
9 o'clock, to blm_of.- my wish to see
hint at - the college at o'clock—my lecture
closing at I o'cluelc. I did not stop to talk
.with him, for I expected the conversation would
Ito a long one, and I had my lecture to prepare
for it was nedeeisaiy for Me to have my Litho.
and also to' keep my mind hen from' other
exciting =alone..
Dr. Parkinitn - agKeed
posed. Ho came - aecor
and .2 o'clock, entering ut the lecture room
door. It WWI engage..d in removing some glass
;es from mrlSeture room, table into the room
in the rear' called the upper- laboratory; ho
sumo rapidly down tho step;.and 'fol:owed me
into the laboratory ; he immediately addressed
mowith groat energy, 'Are you ready for me
air—have you got the money 1' I replied, ':IsTo
Di . .. Perlman,' and‘was then bdginning. to state
my cendition and appeal to him, but he wind
not listen to me, and interrupted me with inui
vehemence ; he culled me scoundrel and lin .
dnd Went on heaping on me the most bitte
taunts and opprobrious epithets;' while he was
speaking, he drew a handful of pattern from his
pocket, and took fruni among thorn My two
notes, and also on. old i' letter from Dr. Houck,:
congratulating him on his success in getting
me appointed Professor of Chemistry. 'You
see, he said, 'I got you into
,your ollice;arid
now I will get-you out of It.' 'He put hack in-
to his pocket all the papers' except the letter
and the-notes ; ' l'eaunot toil how long the tor
rent of threats and inveCtives continued; and 1
cannot' recall to memory but a small portion of
what he wad: • , • . - '. _
At first-I kept , Interpooing, trying to paogy
B 0 that 1 might obtain the objdet for which
I sought the intorviimi,Mit 1 couldnfit stop him,
and soon my own tomprr Iva up; I Orgot„oy
orithing; and
. 141 filifliifigtut the—sling of iIJII
words.. I was excited to 'the hlghoet degree of
passiuti, and whili ho was epeahing and gistlo
.ulatiria in Vie nufst andnhonaofi4 man.
nor, thriiiifin . gtlM' ,
letter and lila fist into my
fitc - O - ,ln my firy I seized whatdsier thing Was
MIMI toot, (it Wu a atiolt of wood) and dealt him
CARLISLE, JULY 10,, -1850.
an Inotanta'neous .- blow with ull tho force that
.passion could give it. •
I did not know, or thirik, or care where I
should hit hini, nor how hard, nor what the of
feet would be ;- it MO on the side of the head,
and there was nothing to break the force ofthe
blow; he fell instantly upon the pavement;
Ahem was no second blow I -lie did not move
stooped down Over him, and ho seemed to be
lifeless, blood flowed from his mouth, and I
got a sponge and wiped it away ; I got some
ammonia and'applied-it to .his Hose, but with
out effect ; perhaps I spent ten minutes .in at- -
tempts to resuscitate him, but I found he was
absolutely dead ; in my horror and conaterna
•tion Ivan instinctively to the doors and bolted
them—the dooie'ofthe lectureri! -- lom and oftho
laboratory below; and then what was Ito do 7
It never occurred to me-to go out and declare
what lied been done, and obtain assistanee ;
OEM nothing but the alternative of a successful
movement and concealment pfthe body on the
one hand, and of infamy and destruction on the
other. The first thingi did us poen us I could
do anything, was to draw the body into the
4t.tiv.ate_teem__ adjoining,Aerisl ...took_off—th o
clothes and began putting theirs into the fire,
which rim' burning. in the upper laboratory;
they were all. consumed there that afternoon,
with papers, pocket book and whatever they
contained. I did not examine the-pockets nor
remove anything except the witch; I saw that
or the chain of it, hanging out. took it and '
threw it over the bridge as I went to Cam
bridge. lily next move was to got the body in
to the sink which stands in the small private
room, by setting the body partially erect against
the corner, turd by getting up into the sink my-.
self. I succeeded in drawiag it up' there ; it
was entirely-dismembered,it was quickly done,
rie a work of terrible and desperate necessity.— •
The only instrument was the -knife found by
the oflicets-in the tea cheat, which I - kbpt,for
cutting corks. I,mode no use of the Turkisl -
knife; as it wee calledat the w trial ; that had
lOng been kept on my parlor mcbtel-piece in
Cambridge, as a curious ornament:Ally - dough.
term frequently cleaned it, hence the marke'of
oil and polishing found on it. I had lately
brought - it into Boston to gettho Biker sheath
Whiludlamembering the body a stream of
Cdchituato water was: running through the sink.
_cuter ing off—the-blood-in—u--pipe—that—passed :
down through the lower laboratory. There
must hare been a lank in the pipe, for . the ceil
ing below wee stained immediately around it.
There was a five burning in the furnace of
the lower laboraficri; Littlefield:yes mistaken
in thinking there had never been a fire there ;
he had probably never kindlett one, but I had
done it myself, several times ; I had l done it
that dayliir the pdrpose of making oxygen
gas; the heed add viscera wero put Into that
furnace that day, and fuel heaped on ; did not
examine at night to ,eoe to what degree they
were consented ; some 'of the extremities were
put in.there, I - believe, on that day. the.ppl
vie, and some of the limbs, perhaps, were all
put under time lid of the lectiii'e'reinii table, in
what is called the well, a deep ;ink lined with
lead; a stream of Ctichittiate was turned into
it and kept running through if all Friday night;
the thorax was pot into a' similar well in the
lower lab Oratory, which I filled with water-and
threw quantity of .potash which I found
there. Tlus disposition of the remains was net
changed till after the visit of the officers on
Monday. When the body had been thus die.
posed of, I cleared away ull.tracOs of what had
bten done.
I think the stick with which the fetal blow
lend been struck proved to l o a piece. of the \
stump of a huge grape 'vino—say "two inches
in uhaneter and two feet long. ono of
revere: pieces which had married an from Cam
bridge long Wore; for the purpose of showing
the effect of certain chemical Acids in colo . iing
woods by being absorbed in age pores; the grope
vino being a vet . ), porous wood wee well wisp
toil to this purpose. Another longer stick had
been used as intdaded, and exhibited to the stu
dents ; this one had not bean used-1 put it in
to the fare.
I took up the two notes either from the to
lo or the 11,360 think the table, close by whom
f?.P, hod fallen ; 1 seizaid an old metallic pen
. ying on thertablc, dashed it !moss the foes and
through the signatures, and pattem• in nay
packet ; 1 do not know why I did this, rather
than put them an the fire, for I had not consid
erAd for a mornmif what effect,do . of,.
disposing them 'would have on -the Mortgdgei,
or my indebtoduess to Dr. P. and the other
portions interested, and I had not' yet given
_single thought to the 'question as to what ac
count 1 should give of the objects or result of,
my interview with Dr. Parkmati; nov,prietiy . tho:'
elodgo spolion of by I.;ittlefiehintivor
knew of its existence—at least i have no rec.
ollection of it; I loft the college to go home as 4,
lots as six o'clock ; . I collected myself as well
as I could, that I might, meet my family nod ,
others with composure. On Saturday I visited
my rooms at the Collegir, but made no change
in the disposition-of the remains,-and laid no
plans as to my future course ; on Saturday ova
'ulng read the notice in tho-Tranacript respect
ing the disappearance; I wail; then deeply im
pressed with the necessity of immediately la
kiog.some ground as to the oharaotor of my
Interview with Parkman, for I law that it
‘thuet become known that I had had Buell an
,-----,_ -
interview, as I hati_apPuissted it first by an un
-sealed note on 'Pueaday, and'On Friday I had
myself called at his house in open day, and rat.
ified the arrangement, and bad titer° been seen
and had probably been overboard by the pan
. sertitnit, and I knew not by how many means
inight have been seen ordering my room,-
or how thapyr,persons he might have told by
way where ho Was going ; the interview'mould,
in all probability be knoviT, and I must he ready
.to explain it. rho question exercised meinuch,_ .
but on Sunday,my course was taken. 1 would
go into Boston and be 'the first tri declare 'nip.
self the parson an yet Unknown with whom Dr.
P. had niade'the 'appointment ; I viotild lake'
the ground that I had imiAtod him to the
lego to'ply him 'money, and that I Ijed p,aidit
accordingly. I fixed upon- dm sum by taking
the email note and adding Interest, whieh it
• • .
op - Pears, I east erroneously. If I tad, thought
of this course earliar,l should not hove deposit
ed Pollee . % cheek fur S9O in the eliarriurktiviir
14ink on Saturday, but ahould haiis suilPressed.
®lilies, _u~ness-ds~~tt-~~araea•ait—l~t~tti~q
il,'as going to make the sum which I
was to have professed to hate paid the day be
fore, and which Petted knew I had by me at
the hour of interview. It had not occurred to
me that 1 ; should ever ehow the boleti cancelled
tn-proof of it, or I should have destroyed the
large note and let it be inferred that it wee
gone with the missing man, and I tibould only
have kept the email ono which was all that I
could pretend to have paid. My single thought
was conecalmdnt and safety—every thing eke
wee incidthital to that. I was 'in no state to
cunsider my ulterior pecuniary interest—man
ay; though I needod it so much•it was of•ho
account with me in that condition of mind.
_lf_Lhad_designed-and-Premeditated-the hoot . -
icicle of Dr. Parkman in order to get the pos
session of the notes and cancel my disk, I not
only should not have deposited Pettee's check
the next day; but I should have made some
show of getting and having the namiey 'the
orninrbefore. I should have drawn mi
money from the bank, and taken occasion -to
mention to the cshier that I ;did a sum to
make up on that day for Dr. P., and the seine
Tc - r 1 Tii i Tel iman whin L borrowed the fib. I.
should have remarked that I was so much .
short of a large sum that I was to pay Turk
men. I borrowed the -money of Henchman
ea mere pocket money for the 'day. If I had
intended the homicide of Dri I': I should not
, •
have made the appointment With himtlwice,
and each time in so open n manner the other
persons would almost certainly know of t, and
I should not have invited him_ to my rthi,:me at
an hour when the College would be full of
students and others, and an hour when I woe
most likely to reeeiy_e_calls from others; for
that was the hour just after the lecture,' at
which persons having biisiness with me pr in,
my roomy, were alw aye directed to call. I
looked into my MIDIS on Sunday afternoon, but
did oiling. .After the first visit of tho officers
took the pelvis and some of the. limbo from
the upper well and threw them into-the vault
under the privy. I took thorax from the well
below, and packed it in the tea chest as found.
• Aly own imPreasion has been that this was not
done CH after the recond visit of the officers
which was on Tuesday; but Kingsly's testi
many- shows that it must have been done
sooner. The perforation of the thorax had
been made by the knife at the'time of removing
lingo and made' a fire in-the furnace below,.
having first pbkcd down . the 011i108. 50010 of
the limbs—F - cannot remember i which or how
manywori'consumed at-that firm This. is
the last I had to do with the remains. The tin
box was designed to receive the thorax, thilugh
I hod nut concluded where I should finally put
the box. . Tho fish hooke,.tied up as grapples,
wet e to he used for drawing up thenarts in the
vault whenever I should delermine how to dis
lbrise of thorn and get strains enough. I-bad a
confused double object in ordering the box mill
making the grapples. I had before intended to
gut such thinge Co send to Fayal-the box to
hold the plants and other articles which I wish
ed to protect from the atilt water and the Sea
air, and the hooks to be used there in obtaining
derralllner plarits from the sea. It was this
previously intended use of them that mixed
itself el; with the idea of the other application.
I doubt even now to which use they would
have been -applied ; I had not used the
at the time of the discovery. The tan put into
the tea cheat woo taken from a barrel of it that
bad been in the laboratory for some time; the
bag of tan, brought 'in on Monday, was not
used, nor
_ii4erided to be used ; .it belonged to a
quantity obtained : by mo a long time ago, for
experiments in tanning, and was sent in by the
family to get it out of the way.- Its being
lent in just at that time was accidental. I was
not aware that I had pot tlt knife in the
chest ; the stick found in the saucer of ink
was for . marking coarse diagrams on cloth ;
the hunch of filed keys had bean used long
ago by me in Front street, und chrown core
leasly into a drawer; I never eiumined them,
and do not know whether they wriilltl- fit any
of the locks of the College or mot;. if there
were other keys fitting doo're with which I had
nothing toVo, I suppose they must have been
all duplicates:* kepi ,of farmer locks,,left
there by the mechanics or janitor; I know
; nothing about them, and should never be likely
to notice them among the moftitude of articles,
large and amalliof all kinds; collected io nly
rooms ; the Janitor had furnished me sv,io a i
key to the disSeeting room,lOri` the tultnlsiiiori
of mcill'ia( friends visiting. the policgo—p!,uci
had riev r used it.. . •
The ni ate acid on the ittairs was net used
thremeve s "pis of blood, but was dropped by. i\v. )
accident. %Viten the (Allure called for rito on
Friday, the 30th, I was in doubt whether I was
under afraid, or whether amire strict search of
my rootns was to bo had, the latter hypothesis
being hardly leas appalling than the former.-
-When I found- that- we went over Cragio's
lirblgrVl thought the arrest most probable;
when I found that4the carriage was stopping at
the jail, 1 was sure of. iny fate. .13efore leaving
the'carriage I took a dose .of sleychnine from
my pocket and- swallowed it. I had prepared
it in the situp; of it . pill before I loft my labo
ratory on the ?Ad. I thought Lcould.'±not bear
to survive detection. I thought It was a large
dose. The state of my nervous system proba
bly defeated Rd action. partially: The effecte
of theq\oiaun were terrible- beyond description;- -
it was in operation at the College. and - before I '
went there, but meat severely afterward. 1
wtoto but ono of rho anonymous letters pro. the trial—the one mailed at East Cam
bridge. The little bundle referred to in the
letter detaluod by the jailor, contained only a
bottle of nitric acid for durnestin Oh. I „bad
seen it elated' in a newspaper that I had pur- . .
olateed a iranlitfor oplicneld, which it wa s
presumed was %to bo used in removing blood i
stains, I wieh the parcel to be kopruntouehod, I
that'it May ,altOWitAf t there be occasion, what
it z t,Seally was 1611 had purchased. . , .
'2 4 l'.- ' - ' t
1 have drawn, up in separate 'papers on
planation of-the use I.irdended to make of the
blood sent for on Thursday, ther - 22d,and:of the:
conversation wititl. l ittlefield alniut the disseet•
ing- vault. I think.that- - Pettee, in his tea.,iwo•
ny mistook my words obout having . settled
with Dr. P. Whatever 1 did say of, the kind
was in the hope -that 1 should be able to pacify .
Dr. P. and make sown arrangement with hint,
'thud'Wee saltrid'order tAitiet- Puttee; whe'vrati
becoming restive, under the solicitation of Dr.
Parktuan. After Dr. Webster had stated most
of the facts recorded above on the 23d of May, ,
this queition, with all the earnestness, solemn i
ty and authority of tone that. Dr. Putnam was
was master of was addressed him : Dr. Web- .
slur, in all P robability yitur days are numbered;
you cannot, you dare not speak falsely to me
now ;Jou . , must not die with a lie in your',
Mouth—so prove-to yourself that your repen ,
.tence for this sins of your Past life is sincere.i. lite truth then, in confidence, to be kept
secret during your lifetime, and as much lon
ger as' my regard for the happiness of your
family shall seem to ma to require,' and the in
terests of truth and justice permit ; search to
the bottom of your heart for the history of
motives, and tell me, before God, did it never
occur to you 'before the decease of Dr, P. 'that
his death, if you could bring it to pass, would
be of great 'ed6antage to you, or at least that
personal injury to him might possibly bo the
result,of your expected conference With him? _
As a_dying mob, I (charge you .10 answer ;no
truly and exactly, or else be eilent.• Hedlou
riot such a though r"No never 1" said lie with
energy and feelini "As I live, and as God is
my witnese, never l I was no more capable of
such a thought than one of my innocedt
dren ; 1 never had the remotest idea of inju
ring Dr. P. until the moment the blow was
struck. Dr., P. was extremely "severe and
sharp, the most provoking of men; and I am
irritable and p.isaionate. A quick handed and
brief violeneb of temper has beqn a besetting,
sin of my life. I was-an only child ; . tnuch in
dulged, and I have never^acquired the control
over my passions that I ought to have acquired
early; and the conseplience is all this." But
you notified Dr. Parkman to meet you at a corr .
lain hour, and told-him you would,payjain,--
when you knew you had not the means? "No,"
tic replie,d, 'id did not tell him I would pay him,
and there is no evidence I told him so, except
my own words spoken after his disappearance,
and after I had determined to take the ground
,thall hod paid him ; those words were of the
miserable tissue.' of falsehood to which I was
committed from the - moment - I - had - begun - -to
conceal the homicide. I hey& had a thought
of injuring Di. Parkman."
This wits accompanied
. by tho :statement' in
which Profossur Webster attempts to explain
as to his seeing Littlefield, sending for blood,
and of inquiring for gases from the vault• _
_ ) After_ reading the statement Dr. Putnalnpro
ceeded to argue as to its truthfulness, saying
that it was made when the writ of error was
pending ; also, that Professor Webster's estate
was worth - several thousand - dollars, and that he
was not in sucli a strait as to commit such a
crime deliberately. , •
The previous petition from Prof. Webster,
protesting his innocence and praying fur absp
lute-pardob, he said was got up by hit family,
who were, wavering in their belief in his inno
cence, until his,conCession was communicated
to them about a week since.
Ho concluded in asserting.his belief that the
confession was true. Members of the Council
have retained a copy of the petition previously
presented, and withdrawn by the advice of Dr.
Putnam, which will probably be ponlished. It
asserts his innocence, and also asserts that Lit
tlefield, or some some other p :anon placed
the remains in his room to compass his ruin.
BEIIOI.O How great a fire a little spark
IC:ndleth.—'lUrs. Smith,' said Mrs. Brown , to
her next door neighbor, yesterday, 'your Sal
make a common practice of throwin' her slops
right down in front of my door, and I don't
like it. •
Mill. Brown, eine° you have.'spoke a
bout. it, I must say that your Bill doom snore
than that; he chucke \ c!irty .water in our Sala
face, and even tore her dress a few days ago.'.
'ell, doar , knuwa, !qrs. Smith, you needn't
oily nothing about my Bill, for your Sal is tho
wont child in•lhe neighborhood; all the neigh
borhood says so, and what aIL say. must be so.'
t(s neighbors say eo, does tlpy 7 And
what does they say about your Bill, l'd like to
know 7 Take cart', Mrs: Brown—don't Put me
in a passion, or 1 may say more, than you'd
like to hear. People that live in glass houses
oughn't to throw stones.'
'Say what you plena)), M e re. Smith, but take
care and don't violate tlui law, or I'll put you
whore the dogs won'thfle you.
Tou . will, will you ? You dirty inizzyl
you put a decent woman in prison, will you 1 7 ::
Better fake bare you don't get there youraelf . ;
it's where you ought to have long
.ago, if
What evpry bay - siiya is true.
'make you prove that—yce, 1 will.
Sal, getrnyr bonnet and shawl. I'll ace Wpm()
he no plaice for me;' and Mrs. Smith haetened
off to a imagistrate to got'a wariant for' Mrs.
Brown. ne magistrate and the constable were
the ohly persona who mails anything by the
operation. •
HAD will hot you dbottle of wino
hal you shall &mond from that chair before
I ask you twice✓
'Done 1 1 ' said the gentleman,' who seeined
determined not to obey. the 51111 . 11110119 do spee
'Como down l' •
'I will, not,' was the reply.
'Then atop until I ask yod a second-time.'
The gentleman, having no desire to retain
iis position till that period, came down from
he chair, laud paid the wager. .
Mr"Ma," said a littlo girl to her.mother,.
'do the men want to get married as much as the
voman dot"
"Petitt ! what aro you talking about ?"
"Why, ma, 110 women, who wine' hero aro
ulwayti talking about•gottlng married, (lei moo
don't do no." ' . .
put the cart into tho hallo o , and
drive over Ihe . aleamboals-till ybu got stopped
against Iho dock, for do people hove comp and
do railroad starts an hour ago." "Yaw."
LlZr'quhn, why is that umbrella-of. yours,"
pointing to ono full of holes, "like the ,one .1
-lust the other day P' "I don't know., Wby je
it P Yeast's° it ought lobe rc-coiired." ,
,DZSC.`hero I am between t cried
a beau at a publio table, whore a' couple. of
young tailors were seated, who -had just be
sun basilicas kw themselves: - ''True,' was the
reply, 'we are l 'onlY beginners, and can only
atford'to keep one goose between us.' •
Jake,'you scoundrel, what are An;
'lmbibing the liqUid contained In thin •
one', • ••, •.,
'What . lEiuckittsjoidir• out Ude ere bar.'
to live and not live to cat. • '1 rol
kv i abi MY, MellohlitaNiMM
"God sends upon the w•lngs of Spring,
Fresh thoughts Into the breasts of flowers."
Tho young and innocentTlo;resa had passed
the most beautiful part of the spring upon a
bed of sickness ;- and as soon as ever she began
to regain her strength, ebe spoke of flowers,
asking continually if her favorites were again'
ee hrialy as they had been the year before,whon
she had been able to seek for and admire tyiem
herself. ~ .E rick, the sick. girrs little brother,
took a ballet, and showing it to his mat' ina,
■aid, in a whisper, .Mamma,k will run outtand. •
got poor Theme& the prettiest I can Find in the
fields. So out he ran, for the first time for
many a long day, and he thought that spring
had never been so beautiful' before; for he look
ed upon. it witlr a gentle and loving heart, and
enjoy cd a run in the fresh ay, after having been
I a prisoner by hie sister's count), whom ho had
never loft during - her Minim. - Theliap - p - Y - eblla .
rambled about,-up T hill-and.down.lllll. Night
ingales sang, bees hummed, and butterflies'
flitted ground himit, and the moat lovely flowers
Warr lilOWfifg 7— tit — hiiTticitt — He jumped — itinfir;
ho danced, he sang, - and- wandered about
from hedge to hedge, aid from flower to
flower, with a soul aa. pure as the blue sky a.
hove him, and eyes that sparkled like a little.
brook bubbling from a rock. At lest he had .
filled his basket Anita.. full of the prettiest flow-'
era; and,.to crown all, he had made a wreath.
of field strawberry flowors,which' he laid on.
the top of it, neatly arranged on Borne grime,.
and one might fancy them a string of pearle r
they looked so pure and fresh.: The happy
.horlooked.with delight at hie full basket, and
putting it down by his side, reeled himself in
the shade of an oak, on a carpet of soft grad
MOBS. Here he eat, looking at' the beautiful'
prospect that lay spread out before him in all
the freshness of tiering, 'and listened to the
ever-changing songs of- the birds. But he had ,
really tired himself out with joy ; and the iner,
ty sounds of the fields, the buzifng of the in
Bona', and,_Alio : births' song all - helped to Bend.
him to aide. And peaceffilly the fair child
slumbered, his rimy cheek- reeling on the hands
that still held his trcasuredbasket. -
But while he slept, a sudden change came
on. A storm arose in the heavens, but u. few
moments before so blue and beautiful. Heavy . '
-mastics of-clouds-gathered-darkly-and-omirious
ly together; the lightning flashed, and the
.thunder rolled louder and nearer. Suddenly a
gust of winthroired in the boughs of the ouk,
and startled the boy out of hie quiet deep. He
saw the whole heavenii-veiled id - black; not a•
sunbeam gleams& over the fields, and a heavy
clap of thunder followed bla waking. Thsi
child stood up, bewildered at the sudden change;
and now the rain began t• iiattor through the
leaves of the culk, - en hovinatehed up his basket
and ran towards home as tastes his legs could
carry him. The storm seemed to burst. over
We head. - Rain, hail, and theriderourivirtg for
the mastery, almost deafened him, and made
him more bewildered • cry minute. Water
streamed from his oor Boakeurls dowp hid
shoulders, - and he could scareely'kee to find his,/
way homeward. All on a - sudden a more vio - .0
lent gust of wind'than usual, caught the treas
ured helot, and scattered all' his carefully corn
lotted flowers far away over the field. His pa.- 7 .
tienco could endure no longei, for his face
grow distorted with rage, and he flung the
empty basket from him, with a 11,04 of linger.-
Crying bitterly, and thoroughly wet,he reached
at lost his Parents' housalln a pitiful plight.
But soon another-dhange appeared; the storm
passed away, and the sky grew clear again.—
The birds began - their songs anew, and the
countryman his labor. The air- bad become
cooler and purer, and a bright calm seemed to
lie lovingly in every valley and on every hill.
What a delicious odor rose from the freshened
fields ! and their cultivators looked with grate
ful joy at'the deplirting clouds which had pou
red fertalizing rain upon. them. Tlfe sight of
the blue sky spun tempted the _frightened boy
out again, and being by this time ashamed of
his ill•temper, ho went very quietly to look for
his di - herded -basket, and to try and fill it 'again.
Ho seemed to feel a`hlaw life-within him.—
The cool breath of the air—the smell of the
fields—the leafy Crees-r-the warbling birds, all
appeared doubly•beatitiful after the storm, and
the'hemiliating consciousness of his foolish and
unjust ill-temper softened 'and chastened his
joy. Aftena long search he *sled - thssluss- -
kat lying - an the slope of a bill, fora bram
ble.bush had caught it, and sheltered it from
the violence.of.the wind. The child felt quite
thankful to the ugly-looking bush, as he disen
tangled the baskets
-• But how great was his delfght, on looking •
around him, to see the fields. spangled with
flowers; as numerous aillse stars of heaven
for the rain had nourished into blossom thou.'
sands of daisies,"-openedthowiands'of buds,. nod --
scattered pearly drops on every leaf. Brick
flitted .about like a busy bee, and gathisred
away to his heart's content. The sun was now
-near his setting, and the happy child hastened ,
.hoiporvith - las, basket full once more. How
delighted be was with his flowery treasnraowd„
with the pearly-garland - of fresh strawberry'
flowers! But his eyes sparkled much more
joyously when he received the kisses and thanks •
of his geiffirlditer. "Is. it not true, dear,"
said his mother, "that the pleasures we pro.
pare far others are the best bf all I"
Tns Box.--" Mother, this•bread
Is very hard ,; why don't we have cake and,,
dico things as we used to when we lived in the
great house? 0, that was such a pretty house,
mamma, and such 'a planet garden-4all filled, ,
with flowers and you made such sweet muslo
with.your.fingeys, and Pa would sing. Pa used
to laugh then', and tell me pretty stories, and •
take, ine'tin_ his knee, and say I was his own
boy. Mamma, what makes Pa so slat and , '
look go bad ? It'
,makes me afraid when
stamps on the floor and saya_So laud, 'George, . •
go off to bed P Mamma, what makes you cry
Didl make you pry ?—lt makes, me worry to
see you sad and unhappy. Won't 'you -wipe '
away -- your tears , and 1141110 again ? "
son—oh my Goorgemy child t your tallier, A
is a drmikard