Newspaper Page Text
Andrew JVRhey, Editor.
F.BENSBURG, PA. -
TQtiTidfir, Juue 16,. J 863. .
For Canal Commissioner,
tmomas' u'. Eonatin,
,-.;".c;. A f pfciladelpMa County.
For Auditor General,
JCPHAIM BAXKI, ..
of Mifflin County. ,
Tor Surveyor General,
- ' J. PORTER BRAWLEV,
Ji of Crawford County.
65 UUEG AT E ELECTIONS.
iS the County Committee of Cambria county
is without a Chairman, we, members of said
Committee for the years 1852 and 1653, request
the-Damocrataof the several districts and tovrn
- oMra 5n aj.il otmtv to meet at their respective
- ilaees cf voting, on Saturday, the 2nd day of
JuJy. loo3, ana etect two delegates xrom ecu
district, "to meet in County Convention at the
Court House, in the borough of Ebensbarg on
-Tuesday,- the 5th of July, 1853, to nominate. . a
"fuiljiadi entire tickej "f-er the Democracy to sup-
port t4pfiroichir .election, and also to do
"any .other" things that they may deem necessary
for" fiie trie interests" of the party.
The Delegate -elections in each district to be
' kept -s'pen from 2 until 6 o'clock P. M.
Michael 310 Dire,"
James Murray, .
Eliaha M. Locket, .
" Jacob Fronheiser,
Juae 16, 1353.
- A. R. Longenecker.
John II. Douglass,
George Delaney, 4
We this week publish a call made by the Coun
ty Committee, in the absence of its chairman,
for holding the Delegate elections in the county,
oa Saturday, the 2d day of July next; when
two Delegates from each election d istrict will be
selected, to meet ia County Convention on Tues
day 5th of July, at the'Court House, in Ebens
hurg, to nominate a county ticket 'and do all
business necessary for the interests of the par
tv. ' The Hartford Convention. .
Kot the former convention held in that !city
years ago, but the one' lately in session, called
Vi A KaliavAM in enirtrnnl r-a rvrsi n era frtl1wfca
cf tha t mad-cap Andrew Jackson Davis, for the
purpose of dis cussing the origin of the Scrip
tures. And a pretty 'set of heathens were there
asaembledTfattempting to disprove the Divine
origin of the Sacred Word, and uttering the
foulest calumnies against -those truths which
iaiusifld. That an assemblage of American
citizens should' convene for so infamous a pur
pose, is calculated to shock the feelings and
wound the pride of every rational man ;' and this
convention well establishes the fact that there
is & lurking infidelity at the bottom of all ' the
from assumed intercourse with the other world
.The tn5delity- of those who believe in spiritual
ra'ppings, which was noticeable in the beginning,
and which at times assumed a .more palpable
form, has reached its most hideous ' shape and
boldly Bhows its horrid front. The concealed
viper exhibits his fangs, and openly attacks the
Word which God in nis wisdom seen fit to re-
.veal. A Mr. Wa. Green, who, at the opening of
the Convention was called to the chair, in his
.remarks denounced the Bible in a vulgar tirade
using during his address the following lanl
"The origin of the Scriptures is purely human.
Mi . never originated . in any interposition of
Heaven ; for much that is -given in the way of
argument is conjecture. The common opinion
is that the book is of Divine authority, and that
whatever it inculcates as moral duty is binding
upon the conscience of man. We have no proof
of "this.- We hive re"a"d -H the books upon "this
subject, and heard arguments in its favor, but
yet we believe that the Bible is of mischievous
: consequences to society."
- -' It Wnillll ttA f.vr thnsa vrltA taotn nn
. V"o " VU-IVOAU BUJ
belief in the existence of mediums, or those who1
in their sound senses would desire to consult the
epirits for knowledge concerning the things
which are not of this world, to reflect upon the
blasphemous and impious assertions of the said
Mr. Green, who astonishes us with his Pagan
like declaration. ' These assaults against the
Divine origin of the Word, these denials of the
truth of His teachings, made in Convention by
a set of fanatios, fools and madmen, may be en
titled to no consideration, and happily may pro
duce no harm, but the evil seed is sown and there
might be those in whose breasts it would take
root and bloesom into infidelity. Words could
not express our contempt for the persons enga-
to receive its teachings directly from the other
world, aad much as we' detest the proceedings
of this convention, it is indeed gratifying to know
. that the attendance was meagre, the addresses
puerile, and the wboie effort pitiable and dis
gusting to the christianized worlds - '" ' "
SWe are pained to record a melancholy and
fatal acci dent, which happened in White town
ehip, on Monday afternoon. Mr. Richard Ma
cmBE Jr., had left his rifle at the gun shop of
Mr. Middle ton to be repaired, and on Monday
lk3t called for it,"' and upon receiving it started
for home. When near home, at Ross' Mills a6
we learn, he placed his foot upon the cock of
the gun, and pushing it back, blew through the
muzzle to find out if the gun was loaded or not;
while doing so Ins foot slipped, and the gun went
off, the bullet entering his mouth and coming out
of the bock part of his head, killing him instant
ly.' Mr. Maguiie had a large number of friends
iO this : county who esteemed him highly, and
'who are grieved to learn of his sudden and un
expected death- . He was a delegate to our Coun
ty Convention last year, and no less ardent in
his attachment to the principles of his party,
than he was kind,' generous and manly as a friend
and neighbor. '
Proceedings of Court. . s
Tlie jury in the case of the Com. t. Thomas
Deveraux, indicted for rape, rendered a verdict
of "not guilty." ' The following cases were then
disposed 'of,' together with a number of others,
several of wnich, - not of sufficient importance
to be noticed, were tried, and others were con
tinued until next term : ; '
Com. vs. Thos. F. Louden. Hutchinson and
S. C. Wingard for Com., Geo. A. Coffey for Dft.
Indicted for the larceny of a watch from Jacob
Fronheiser, valued at $50. Verdict, Guilty.
Com. vs. Jack Harris, alias John-M'Elgrew.
Indictment, for assault and' battery on John
Troutman with intent to kill. Hutchinson and
Reed for Com., Albright and Webster for Dft.
Verdict, guilty of assault and battery, but not
with intent to kill. Second indictment for rob
bery.' Same counsel engaged. Verdict, guilty.
Com vs: George Orner. Indictment for as
sault and battery on John Rainey. Magehan
fw- Com., Fenlon and II ever for Dft. Verdict,
not guilty, and that the prosecutor, John Rain
ey, pay the costs.
John S. Buchanan vs. Admrs. of the estate of
Charles Litzinger. S. C. .Wingard for Plff., C
H. Heyer for Dft. The parties in this suit claim
ed the amount of a note drawn by A. J. Rhey
to the order of G. W. Todd, for $250: the plain-
I tiff contending that the money was attached by
him, and the defendants asserting t&at tne note
had been transferred by Todd to Charles Lit
zinger for the purpose of paying the debts of
the firm of Litzinger & Todd. Verdict fo Dfts.
Susan Shearer vs. John Pringle. Fenlon and
Heyer for Plff; Magehan and Rhey for Dft.
This was an action brought by the Plff., who
resides in Westmoreland county, against the de
fendant, for a breach of promise of marriage,
in which she claimed damages to the amount of
$10,000. ' The jury awarded her $300..
Adam Esch vs. David Younken. Reed for
Plff.; Fenlon and Hey er for Dft. 14th June,
1853, cause reached, and jury called, sworn and
discharged ; defendant's counsel confesses judg
ment to the plaintiff for $135 76. .
Martin B. Wilson vs. John Brawley and Geo.
Rhey. PersbiDg, White, Drum and Coffey for
Plff.; Miles, Fenlon and Ileyer for Dfts. Action
for tresspass, to recover damages. Before a
verdict was rendered by the jury Plaintiff took
Ezekiel Hughes vs. John P. Parrish. Hutch
inson, Drum and Wingard for Plff.; Magehan
and Kittell for Dft. Covenant. Verdict of ju
ry for Plaintiff for $149 19 and costs.
Thomas B. Moore r. G. C. K. Zabm. Web
ster for Plff.; Magehan and Kittell for Dft. Ap
peal from. the decision of arbitrators. Amouut
involved about $35. Verdict for defendant.
The Court is now engaged, Saturday noon, in
trying the ejectment case of Dougherty vs Dillon
and Jackson. White and Rhey for'Plff., Foster,
Magehan, Fenlon $ Heyer for Deft?. Verdict
for Plaintiff. . ,. .. .
LOCAL AND EDITORIAL ITEMS.
JJSayThe Democrats of Westmoreland held
their primary" meetings on Saturday last.
B John P. Parrish, of Carrolltown, land
lord of the "Forest House," ia prepared to ac
commodate in the best manner those who may
patronize him. '
fi-Our paper is late this week, the delay
being occasioned by the absence of one of our
B,Jas. D. Hamilton, of Jefferson, intends
giving a . Fourth of July dinner, which will be
quite a grand affair.
.Sentenced. John Harris and Thos. F. Lou
den were sentenced this morning ; the former to
four years, and the latter two years in the Wes
tern Penitentiary. "
r ar-AppobfTMEXTs-Henrr A. Sell-era
been appointed Post- Master at Altoona; John
Stiffler, at Claysburg, and Benn. F. Gibboney,
Martinsburg, all in Blair county.
Signora Steffenone. Mad. Amelia Patti
Strakosoh, Maurice Strakosch, the Pianist, and
mue raui Julien, the wonderful violinist, have
been giving concerts in Pittsburg, . where they
were enthusiastically received.
lWe notice a decided improvement in ve
getation within a few days, caused by the nu
merous showers" of rain, that we have had du
ring the week. The country is in the height of
its beauty. . ' .
' J&SfA correspondent of the Franklin Whig
recommends Hon. Geo. Taylor, President Judge!
or mis district, as the Whig candidate for nom
ination to the Supreme Bench, to fill the vacan
cy occasioned by the death of Judge Gibson.
fiSfThe Hollidaysburg Standard contains an
excellent description of the new and elegant Lo
gan Hotel in that place, the proprietors of which
are Ex-Sberiff-Rees and Maj. Dannals. Frogs,
fried oysters, turtle soup, and other delicacies,
served up daily. Strong temptations for the ep
icure. Daguerreotypes. Fetter is still oc
cupied at his rooms in the Academy building,
and within a week past has taken a number of
admirable pictures. He will remain only for a
short time, and those who have not yet had
their likenesses taken had better jjo before 'tis
A son of Mr. Winzale. landlord of the
Summit House, Head of Plane No 6, was killed
near home on Tuesday evening. In attempting
to jump on a train of cars, his foot slipped and
he was thrown upon the track, the wheels of the
cars passing over and crushing in a horrid man
ner, both thighs and one arm. He survived but
a short time, and was aged about thirteen years.
Jgg-OcT cms ye. Tracgh, of the Standard,
says we catch trout with rascally red worms,
and not with a fly, according to the "Izaak
Walton" fashion. Tel, vot of it ! You city fel
lows can catch them if you can. to suit your
own taste, but us country chaps go it on the O.
S., having great faith in the old lady's doctrine
when asked how she liked the manufacture of
stockings by steam, ahe said, "give me the old
plan yet." '.
.Fisht.- "-The Echo in stating that Capt Char
ley Batchelor and Sam. J. Renshaw caught 846
trout in Benscreek, says "that Mr. Renshaw,
in making his way on his hands and knees un
der some thick brushwood, that hung over the
., , ;
stream, emerged with two copper-heads and one
rattlesnake in his teeth. The 346 trout and the rick O'Donohoe is now travelling over the deep,
three snakes beats our' brother of the Sentinel lklLng back upon the Ocean hell, and laugh
er,.. w t,o;n . a jing at the Dennisong, and Hamptons, and B al
one. . V e nam t a word to say. I , , ,.. ,. 1 7 , .
' . I fes, and the other British hirelings to whose ten-
"Will we have a Fourth of July amongst; der care that heroic band of Irishmen were ten
us ?" This question has been repeatedly asked 1 dcr,7 consigned. Further particulars! (though
... , , .... . t ; aware of them) I cannot yet publish; O'Dono-
us ana we never were able, until lately, to V , i r i '
- -'."" . J' ihoe. however, is clear off; and, more than that,
answer. We will answer it by stating that a i don't think he is yet missed by the jailors.
Ball will be given on Monday evening, Jul ' Would to Heaven that the four who still remain
4th, at David Humphreys' Hotel, the "Fountain behind were now pacing.the deck with him.
Inn tiirw o . u-u What pity it is that such, men as the unflinching
Inn, three miles east of the Summit, to which 0.Brienf he chivalrous - Mitchell, the . devoted
the publio generally are invited. The 8oiree Martin, and the amiable O'Doberty should still
promises to be one of the best of the season, and be in boudage. But they will escape yet Three
every effort will be made by the nroDrietor and
hi 8 estimable landlady to please and gratify all
who attend. -
' J6A meeting of the cMKens -of Xoetto and
Summitville was held, in Loretto, on Saturday
last, at the house of Dr. Pfoff, in reference to
the Loretto Turnpike or Plank Road Company
when about four thousand dollars of stock was
subscribed, in addition to the previous subscrip
tion of three thousand dollars. t will be notiT
ced by advertisement4a this papethitjan elec
tion for ; officers will take place at Loretto, -on
Saturdaji June 25th. This road will be of plank,
and is intended to connect Loretto with the Cen.
tral Railroad at or near when it crosses the pre
sent Turnpike. The road will be constructed as
soon as possible, and cannot but be of immense
advantage to the section of country, through
which it will pass. In a short time a tettieg
will he held, and every effort will be used to fur
ther the completion of -so necessary a highway.
J8- Miss Leslie, in her "Behaviour Book,"
gives us a chapter on chairs, and she expresses
a great dislike to the rocking chair. --She says
"that the dizzy and ungraceful practice of rock-
in a rocking-chair, is now discontinued by all
eenteel people, except when entirely- alone. A
hvfy should never be seen to rock ia. a chair,
and the rocking of gentleman leoks silly.-
Rocking is only fit for a nurse putting a baby to.
sleep. When children get into a large rocking
chair, they usually rock it over backyard,- and
fall out. These chairs are now seldom seen in a
parlour. Handsome, stuffed easy chairs, that
are moved on casters, are substituted, and of
these, half-a-dozen of various forms are not con
sidered too many."
J5?In Ebensburg we have no "note of pre
paration" for the observance of the 4th of July,
the seventy-seventh anniversary of our Indepen
dence. It would be but proper that some de
monstration would take place to commemorate
the anniversary of the birth-day of the nation,
and keep alive in our hearts the remembrance
of those who were instrumental in establishing
a country whose example is republieanizing the
world. In the "olden time," even a score of
years ago, there was scarcely a village or town
ship in the Union that did not have its "Fourth
of July celebration," and Thy should not the
practice be adhered to ? Perhaps in this fast
age, when business and money occupy man's
every thought,, when he is delving into land and
railroad speculations, testing theuperforify' of
caloric over- steam, explaining "the causes of
spiritual rappings, or attending Woman's Rights
Conventions, he has no time to devote to a cele
bration in honor of the Independence of his
The Disputed Valley Question War Excitement
Quite an excitement was produced in Califor
nia by the intelligence of Gen. Lane's seizure of
tne Valley of Mesilla, and the difficulty between
the American and Mexican authorities. In the
State Legislature, on the morning of the 2d, the
following preamble and resolution were offered
and debated :
Whereas, Common rumor has informed us
that the Government of Mexico has not hesita
ted to violate the solemn Treaty entered into
with the United States at Guadalupe Hidalgo, on
the 2d day of February, 184SS and whereas,
through the same chann! we have learned that
the Militaj-r Oorcraor of New Mexico - ( Gen.
Lane,) has seized upon certain lands in dispute
between the two high contracting parties, and
from hence we anticipate a speedy war between
those powers: Therefore,
Resolved, That a committee of three .be ap
pointed to draft a joint resolution, or bill, au
thorizing certain persons to organize ten compa
nies of mounted men, without expense to the
State, and granting them the right to repair to
a spot within and near the line of the State
where it touches the river Gila there to remain
so long as they choose, at their own cost, or un
til a requisition shall have been made upon this
State for troops, in the event of a war with Mex
ico. The member who moved the resolution said
that it was now well known that Gen. Santa Anna
was again President of Mexico, and would prob
ably turn his attention immediately to the nor
thern provinces of that country ; and that the
safety of our frontier required the presence of a
large force there, as war was very likely to com
mence between that nation and our own so sud
denly that troops could not be obtained from the
East in season. , Quite an animated delate grew
out of this motion, in which many of the ablest
members took part. It was proposed at first to
refer it to the Committee on Federal Relations,
and then to the Committee of Ways and Means,
but the final result was a resolution to lay on
the table, which prevailed. The debate, . how
ever, goes to show that the "hearts of the peo
ple are prepared for war" whenever it may come.
The course of Gov. Trias ' was on all hands spo
ken of, as "outrageous," nobody doubting that
Governor Lane was in the right. .
Escape of O'Donohoe the Irish Exile.
The rumor of the escape of Patrick O'Donohoe,
one of the political Irish exiles, who, with O'
Brien and Meagher, was sentenced to death, and
subsequently transported for , life to Van Die-
man's Land, is confirmed by the news received
in Ireland. " '"'-' . : t.
The Dublin papers have the following in ref
erence to O Dopohoe s escape: -
"Amongst our files of Australian - papers that
come to bnLm th Sidney Freeman a - Journal
of Th irsday, January 13, from, the Melbourne
correspondent's letter of which we" extract the
following gratifying announcement :
Melbourne, January 4.,
"Like a steady little writer, I reserve my most
agreeable and important bit ornews for the post
script, Another of the Irish State prisoners has
escaped from Van Dieman's Land, and is now,
Go i willing, riding over the ocean wave to the
.'Land of the West,' there to add another to the
thousands of Irishmen whom Saxon Rule and
la " i " i , , i l ,1
TTg" "Pt i irom"eir.u
old land, to spring up the nucleus of a mighty
nti..n in another part of the globe. Yes, Pat-
of tbe imprisoned birds nave already broken tne
hars of their cage, and oh ! may they be quickly (
joined by the four remaining - captive
A Lady's View of San Francisco.
Extract from a private letter to the Philadelphia
SaS Francisco, April 20, 1853.
; - Telegraph Hill commands a beau
tiful view of the whole bay and harbor of San
Francisco, and from it the first view is obtained
of approaching steamers. It also commands a
fine view of the town, which lies scattered in all
directions at its base. Until accomplishing the
ascent of the bill one can have no idea of the size
of the city. There never was such an active,
busy-town. People move about like ants ; in
all directions, houses are going up, hills are
coming down, hollows are being filled up, cis
terns dug and gardens planted ; while on the
wharves the excitement is amazing. Quite far
out of town and near Clark's Point, Adams &
Co. are building a wharf which is-to cost $100;-
000, although it would not be much thought of
at home. It is to be finished before the 4th of
July, and on that day they are to give a sump
tuous banquet on it, for which invitations are
already out. -
You. can have no idea of the way in which
money is spent here. Everything is engaged
oy me montn insieau ox tne year. A man is
worth so much a month ; a building rents for so
much a month ; a mouth's lease is taken upon
a house. .1 know of several stores that rent for
$300 a month, and no ordinary little wooden
house rents for less than $100 a month. You
pay $1 fora tooth-brush ; $1 for having your
hair cut ; $10 for riding half, a dozen squares
in a hack and $1 for riding three miles in an om
nibus. . In time one forgets all about shillings
and sixpences and calculate altogether by dol
lars. Think of paying $1 for a newspaper on
the arrival of a steamer; of sitting down to
breakfast on eggs costing $1,50 per dozen, but
$1.50 per pound and milk 25 cents per quart
of visiting people who spend $5,000 a month and
yet live plainly. Happily money is made fast as
well as spent fast
The rainy season is nearly over and our real
winter will soon commence, fur the summer here
is colder than the winter. The climate is a most
singular one and one that I cannot describe. It
is very ariable and yet always the same, for
there are no great changes in the seasons as with
us. So long as there is no wind and the sun has
power it is very pleasant ; the thermometer
ri.es to 70 ; we open all the doors and windows,
and put on thin dresses." Suddenly, the wind
rises nlways from the North-west we close
doors and. windows, light fires, put on morino
dresses, and, sometimes furs. Gentlemen ne
ver go out at night without their overcoats.
There is a vast deal of rheumatism in the place,
owing, I presume to these sudden changes in the
atmosphere. The houses are so slightly built
that the cold wind3 penetrate them, and as fires
are only used in parlors and dining rooms, we
feel the cold very sensibly. In the snmer sea
son ladies never go out during the prevalence of
the winds. They go out always before 1 o'clock,
and visiting and shopping have to be done then
or not at all. For the same reason there is no
afternoon service in any of the churches. The
wind begins to bl ow exactly at one and blow
steadily until sunset. j
As we are still in the rainy season, the streets
are In a terrible condition. No stern travel
ler ever saw such roads. The streets in process
of being cut away, arc only sufficiently so as to
make the streets nearly impassible for carriages,
many of them are entirely so. The senses
too, are constantly offended by offal, old beds,
boots, bottles, dead dogs and cats and old cloth
ing lying in all directions. This is certainly the
dirtiest place I ever saw, and there is little hope
of its improving in this respect ; for it is essen
tially jVeif York in everything, and what with
the Chinese Dutch, French and New York sys
tem of government, it will never be exactly the
place for a Philadelphian to delight in.
Examination of the Remains of Arthur Spring.
The body of Arthur Spring was taken to the
Dissecting Room of the Philadelphia College of
Medicine on Saturday morning, and anatomical
ly examine d by Professor Jas. McClintock in
the presence of Dr. Kirkbride, Dr. Evans, and
several physicians and other scientific gentlemen
and the students of the Medical College.
The Professor, before proceeding to dissect
the body, read a letter from Arthur Spring Jr.,
giving his consent to the post mortem examin
ation. Young Spring said in the letter that he
had no objection to such an examination of the
body of the deceased as the interests of science
might render desirable.
The phrenological developments of the head
of the murderer, were characteristic of the
man. The head was large, being over 22 inches
in circumference. The perceptive faculties were
strong; and the reflective weak. Benevolence
and other organs, which are the indications of a
good disposition, were fouud to be very poorly
developed, while selfishness and firmness were
large, and cautiousness was well developed.
Secretiveness was large, and the animal organs
such as combativenessanddestructiveness. were
enormous. The base of the brain was very
large. The forepart of the head, was very small,
and the back very large, indicating sensuality
and cruelty. The Professor styled the cranium,
of the deceased a "bull dog head."
There was but little in the appearance of the
brain to indicate that the deceased had died from
any violence to the head or neck. The brain was
very slightly congested, and there were no signs
whatever of extraversation. There was nothing
in fact unusual in the appearance of the brain
Nothing to indicate hanging.
The dissection of the neck disclosed a different
condition f things. The muscles we found to
be much congested, ana tnere was a great ex.
travasation of blood. The windpipe was found
to be disrupted in front, having been bursted by
the action of the cord. This result is unparalleled'
so far as the knowledge of the demonstration
extended. Thia was probably the cause' of the
instantaneous death of the culprit.
On Friday last, a little daughter of Rev. D. J.
Yerkes, while playing in front of the house, in
Gaysport, was decoyed away, and taken to the
nrivv of the Public School House wnere it was
stripped, and beaten in the most shameful man
ner with a thorn bush and a piece of hoop, the
marks of both of which were plainly visible on
the child's back. She was found wandering na
ked about the streets by a neighbor, who took
her home, and it was found that she was so
much injured that a physician had to be called
in. The author or authors of the outrage are
unknown, nor can it be surmised what actuated
the perpetrator in the commission of so foul a
crime, rne cniiu is nos yevtwo years oia:. e
do not know that in the course-of a long news
paper experience we were ever called upon to
record an event showing such entire depravity
of the human heart. We can scarcely conceive
what punishment should be meted out to one
who would beat a poor, innocent little babe al-
mar-jmostto death, without cause or provocation.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
ARTHUR SPRING THE MURDERER.
Tlie CIo-iur Scene or his
?ar l nc closing sceuv in trie me oi a. lint
Spring, .the couvicted "murderer, took place
Philadelphia,, wi Friday last.- He
vl ownvj-., nivuiutui: m tiu ui iviit.
meusinii Prison. The hour was a few - minutus
after eleven o'clock. A Urge number of citizens
were in attendance, while thousands of individ
uals gitberel outside, cluni'jered upon the
walls, and occupied the eminences. The day
was clear, warm, and bright, and the curiosity
manifested by a large portion of the communi
ty to witness the death seece and the dying
struggles of the wretched culprit was truly ex
traordinary. The High Sheriff of the City and
County was in attendduce from first to last, and '
superintended all the solemn proceedings. The
utmost order and decorum were preserved. The
prisoner manifested little apprehension, and was
wouderfully calm and self possessed, all thecir
cum stances considered. He was attended by
the Rev. Mr. Street, the Rev. Mr. Alexander,
the Rev. Mr. Allen, and the Rev. Mr. Kensil,
Marshall Keyser, Recorder Lee, the Sheriff's
Poase, the Sheriff's Jury, the Police Board, a
number of deputies, and the Reporters of the
Press were also present.
The religious exercises were appropriate and;
impressive. A hymn was sung as the proces-
sion passed through the avenue, and in this the
prisoner joined. The Rev. Mr. Allen read the;
service for the dead, according to the Episcopal
Church, and the Rev. Mr. Street offered up a!
touching prayer. The culprit mounted the
scaffold with a step apparently firm, and in re -
ply to several questions that were addressed to
him, his voice was distinct and clear, and his
manner earnest. Contrary to the expectations
of many, he made no confession. Immediately
before the fatal hour, he was interrogated by
the Rev. John Street, and protested that he was
innocent of the murder of Mrs. Lynch and Mrs.
Shaw, that he never saw Mr. Rink in his life,
and that Arthur Spring, Jun., his son, was also
clear of the murders. It thus appears that while
he took back the foul slanders that he so per
sisted in for many weeks against his son, he ad
hered to the last to the allegation of his own
innocence. He affirmed further, that he never
murdered any human being, and that although
his son brought home the money, he, the son,
never said thiit he murdered the women, neither
did the father believe that he knew anything
about the murder.
These allegations are of course contradictory
! and improbable, but we give them as part and
parcel of the history of a truly hardened crimi
nal. The last words of the mu rderer were, that
he went to bed on the night of the tragedy at 7
o'clock, and that he never knew anything of the
murder until the next morning, when the offi
cers came and called him. Soon after uttering
these, the cap was adjusted, the rope was pla
ced about the neck of the unhappy man, he was
taken by the hand by the Sheriff and his spirit
ual advisers, the final order was given, the drop
fell, and he was launched iuto eternity, lie
died with scarcely a struggle ; and even at the
very latest moment, his deportment was firm
and calm. Thus has perished, a just sacrifice
upon the altar of the law, one of the most ex
traordinary criminals of the present day. The
awful murders for which he suffered, were per
petrated in the District of Southwark, on the
10th of March last, exactly three months from
the time of the execution. The victims were
two unoffending women, who had never harmed
their slaughterer either by word or deed. On
the contrary, they had extended towards hiai
many acts of kindness.
. He had no feelings of!? rred out, it Mllli
... , idition beyoud the first d
isuit to resent. Ihs ob-.j of its mrtrhive ju;s .
revenge to gratify, no insu
ject was gold, and in securing that, he not only
took two lives, but perilled those of two helpless
little children, and then added the crime of
arson to the already formidable list. In conse
quence of an informality he wa tried twice.-and
on each occasion, ample opportunity was given
for an ingenious and plausible defence. But
the circumstantial evidence was acraiust him:
and more than all, the testimony of his own
son, to whom in an hour of confidence, he con
fessed the revolting details of the tragedy. He
doubtless believed long after his conviction, that
but for this testimony, he would have been ac
quitted, and hence we may infer his pertina
oious and cruel attempt, to blacken the charac
ter and embitter the life of the youth. Fortu
nately for the latter, there was not a particle of
evidence to sustain the story of the father. And
yet it required not only the earnest appeals of
the clergymen in attendance, of the presence in'
person, and the heart-touching solicitations of
the sou himself, to wring from the father a re
luctant admission thit the son was guiltless,
and that much that be had preferred against
him was false. This, however, at last was ex
torted, and it is a matter of congratulation in
many points of view.
But how are we to account for the fact, tha
while Arthur Spring trembled on the verge o
eternity, he solemnly asserted his innocence,
and thus entered into the world of spirits, with
a falsehood upon his lips ? Only by remember.
ing that he was a man steeped tn crime, and
that his heart and conscience were as the nether
millstone. Or that to the last he cherished a
hope of reprieve or pardon. In this connection
we may state, that several years ago, an indi
vidual was convicted of murder in the interior
of Pennsylvania, and sentenced to be hanged.
Like Spring, he protested his innocence up to
the very moment of bis execution. It so hap
pened that the rope broke, he fell, and on re
covering his senses, he exclaimed, "I am free
now I . ine isnerni informed mm that he labor
ed under a mistake, and that be must be execu
ted. Some little delay occurred in procuring
another rope, and when all was again ready, the
murderer asked for a few minutes of reflection,
promising to make a clean breast of it. His re
quest was granted, and he immediately exclaim
ed "I am guilty." He then proceeded to give
a confession in detail, and at the conclusion the
sentence of the law was carried out. Of the
guilt of Arthur Spring not a doubt can be en.
tertalned. The testimony adduced against him
at the trial was overwhelming, and it has since
been corroborated by Tarioua circumstances.
He is now in the presence of his Maker, who
judge th all things and ail men with righteous-
j . u ti-
nesss and tempereta hi? judgment vrith merey.
Oavaizi Mobbed in Montreal.
, wkuV . v i-ciura a. -
n 1 1
mob collected in such numbers that tie '
rj force stationed near the church required ft
iirj of the military,
""" yuvg, pietois i
suffereJ j fired by the crowd, whereupon the miHtarr f
f 3Ioya.j one round. It is impossible to sav to
uuc ivuuUi lb is 1ZUD0SS1L trt saw t
. are wounded I ki!;tA'.ii,r.'Z , ttaer
j The troops are still drawn un near u t
and the mob is at a short distant
prepared for further mischief.
Half-past 9, P. M. I have justaet to
wounded in the breast. One man is ascertain!
to have been killed.
MosTBKAt, June 10.The Montreal Zfcro.
this morningcontains full particulars orthe ic
and melancholy loss of life al FatLer Gaua:
Anti-Catholio lecture at ZIon'a Chiirvb, ljt e '
The assaulting party was effect a ally routed
- j two or three of their number were left
severely wounded, on the g.ound. but were A.-
ly afterwards removed in cars by tLeir friend.'
The following, so far aj ha? been asccrtaint
is a complete list of the' 'killed and wounJci : '
Peter Gi'HTii t,, u , ,
reported dead) ; J", E. Crosby, Ehot through tit
'.heart, and died- instantly ; James Hutchi
killed; Mr. Adams, ehot through the lungs, u
mortally wounded.; Mr Clark, thot through u
foot; Mr. Hibbert, also shot through the I.
a lad, shot through the leg ; Mr. Patrick Gnv
j shot through the heel ; Mr."Chipman, wouuhi
in the side; Mr. McG rath, "shot through tL
j body and killed; Mr. Hudson, 6tone!cUUe
j killed ; a boy five years old,'' was thot through
the leg; Mr. Stevenson, severelv wounJuiin.
J..f luluu(ii, laofleaa, isiuu
shoulder; an uukuuwn nan was VlUei
Sydney Jones, wounded in the heal.
Many others, whose names we could natk-irs.
were more or less injured. At the tiuie we ir.-;
all is quiet in the city. There ia a siroa.--uari
of the 2Gth Regiment, at the St. Lawrence U':l
and at the Mayor's residence, au-1 the itmtistf
controlled by mounted arti llerymen!
TU Late Rict.
Qi'ebeo, Jane 11.
The number wounded by the fire cf tie
tary on Thursday, is 50; the tilloi n.l mort -ly
wounded 12. It is reported that' eight of tL.
rioters were killed in addition, wLost iiaaji,-t
yet unknown. An imnieuso meeting of vm
citizens has been held, and resolutions were piii
ed, requesting Gavazzi to complete hia rour- !
lectures, and censuring the Mayor for his iauS
ciency. An intense excitement prevail. St?
ethl cases of outrage on Roman Catholics
occurred. Gavazzi lefi this morning for Sm
York. The Mayor !eznes that he urJereJ tie
soldiers t ) fire, and it is not known vh'j lul -The
streets last uijht wore pritrv'le l H tLc S.
MoXTKE'.L, J.uas 13.
Gavazzi returns here oa Wednesday neu, i
conclude his lectures. Last night, an ns!i i
tholic mob broke all the windows of St. Stfjil.tu i
Church, in Grithustowu. At a meetiu to-da
the Roman Catholics resolved to pay ft,r iLe re
pairs, and also to use every mean to ferret or.
the viiliaus who participated in tLe rkt.
Catting Gras an I Curing Haj.
Timothy chould never be cut until art-r ;u
seed is formeJ, and then between the uu; auJ
the dough state. -
Orchard grass, however, is so much mere t ii i-r
when cut iu the flower, and is therefore s) run
preferred by cattle when so cut, that it th m'J
not be pcruiitted to ripen int jsee l before cm
ting ; it does so, however, to a irreut extent afi-.-r
cutting, aud oontiiua much uijn nutriment tluj
"Many farmers do iut cousid.T the f?orc'j:n;
effects of our June and July sun, and the conr.-
queuce is, that hay is too much driei i u
country. Unless the grass be very thick aul
heavy, it will griomlly eure suilioiLlr, when
exposed iutha swartli for two'drtvs.- Wheti shook
jrred out, it pould net re roam in tiitscoc-
i,iy, or ?t will loe mn-?H
nor srvrd or n4
be permit led to fU vpon it. u;ilss in cix.. 1-
is better, after partially Jrjm W vijw: it "
three or four days in this way, and a s-n
properly cured, place it uuder covrr. Li u u
pracMce to salt hay when put up,-., as it is in-
secured agaiust damage from occasional green
ness; and there is no waste of the sU, -serves
the double object, after curing the Liv.
of furnishing salt to the cattle and manure he;
"Clover should bo cut after haviutf fu'ly L:i"
somed and assumed a brownish hu Hy clir
cutting, more forage is secured, and the clorrr
afterwards springs up more rapidly and even.v.
The swarth, unless very heavy, ought never u
be stirred open, but to wilt on the top. It mj
then te carefully turned over, and wheu thus
partially cured, placed in high slender coc'.
and remain till sufficiently dry to remove ist;
the barn. Clover may be housed in a much
greener state, spreading evenly over it in tfw
mow, from ten to twenty quirts of salt. Jn
add a bushel, but this is more than is either ne
cessary for the clover, or judicious for the stock,
consuming it; as the purgative effects of t'
much salt induce a watful consumption of"1'
forage. A mixture of alternate layers of drj
straw with the clover, by absorbing its juice,
answers the same purpose, whrle it mtenaJ
improves the flavor of the straw for fodder.
A SxCk Bacueloz. The NeVYdrk Times lis
heads a long article on this subject :
"A sick Bachelor! A dying camel in thi
sert! A sailor on a hen coop in the middle ofw
Atlantic! All the same. The same inci lent from
different points pf view. The same subject nts
varied accessories. If there is a preponderate
of misery on any side it is" on the iJe
sick bachelor. The camel, however iotelli
it may be, is'ulill scarcely as sensitive as the (ba
nian sufferer, aud the sailor, floating on a eB
coop a thousand miles from shore is at w
spared the misery of knowing that there is U.
within calL The sick bachelor ia the w "
pa of human misery."
Abolition State Convsatio:.
A State Convention of some thirty or ftTU
delegates from several counties, represents
what they call the 4freo Democratic party,
held at Harrisburg lastweek, and without tie
least difficulty made the following nomination
to be supported, by fanatics and 0t-rr8 on
2nd Tuesday of October next :
For Judge of the Supreme Court, Wia. M.
phenson, of Mercer. .
For Canal Commissioner, Djr. HoH. X:tc '
. Far Auditor Gerjra!, Keril B. Cr-ig, A""
Foa Surveyor General t
Lawrence E. C""0-