Newspaper of The New York Herald, January 20, 1842, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated January 20, 1842 Page 1
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TH] VII.?No. 30G.?>WHoI? mm. 1974. TRIAL OK JOHN C. COLT. Court or Oyer and Terminer. Ji? -c Keki pre ding. iVkunesdav, Jan. 19. The tame Intense excitement prevailed throughout the community that was icen en Monday laat. By eikht o'clock in the morning, all the avenues to the Cit> Hall were blocked up wit a dense crowd, eager to obtain admittance to the Court Room. Hut such was the admirable order preserved by the officers, through the excellent arrangements made by Judge Kent,that the Court Room and its immediate avenues, were kept en?l?"r No one was allowed to enter the Court Room, except a reporter, a jaror, a witness, or a lawyer. And en a with theae alone, the Court Room wai filled to overflowing. Colt nai in court before nine o'clock, and looked unusually cheerful, aud c -Heeled He enjoyed himself reading the morning papers till ten o'clock, and expressed great interest in the proceedings of Congress. His brother came into Court about half PV.t nine, and s.it conversing with him till ten o'eloek. Colt frequently smiled as he read the papers or conversed; and in fact, he looked and seemed in much better spitts, than we have seen him in since his arrest. Colt was dressed as tasnal, with a blue beaver over coat on. Mrs. Adams came into (. ourt a little before ten o'clock, dressed as usual, iu deep mourning; she looked rather <1 Reeled, but when her eye glanced upon Colt, she looked daggcrs'at him. Precisely at ten o'clock, Judge Kent, and Aldermen Puaav and Lee, entered and took their scats. Celt then rose of his own accord, took his chair and carried it to the eida of John A. Morrill, - aud sat down. As soon as Tudge Kent took his seat a Juror applied to be exeused. Judge?You must make your application in form, air. (A pause) Is the Counsel for the prisoner in Court 1 Mr. Moruill ?No, sir. They'll he here in a Imaediately after this, Mr. Emmett and Mr. Selden entered and took their teats. Jvdge Kent.?Proceed Mr. Attorney. Di?t. Attorney.?The SiiERirr, Sir, baring; made hia return to the order of the Court of the witnesses eumtiioned, 1 move new that the Clerk call the names Jddoe?The officers will cee that the lawyer* are aeated and that perfect silence is preserved. Every person must take seats. The Clerk proceeded to call the names, but was interrupted by Mr. Emmett ? Before the Clerk calls the roll, we wish to offer an objection to the way these ju> tors have been summoned. We consider the power that has been exercised by the Court, though well intended, not authorised by law. The Court directed three hundred jurors to be summoned for to-day. Now we have the right to time to make enquiry concerning these three hundred, so as to guide us in exeeeising the right of challenge ; and the Court will at once see bow impossible it was for us to ret a knowledge of the jurors summoned on this list, under the history and circumstances connected with the manner in which they hare been summoned And we consider that if we are forced to trial now, it will be in violation of what the law intended by our right of challenge. Judge K**t?Proceed Mr. Clerk. Mr. Seldkk then made a very able argument to ahow that the meaning of the statute was, that the Counsel for prisoner ought to hare more time than had hern allowed where they had to examine a panel of .nKi persons ; and Ae mo red that the trial ne postponed till Friday morning to allow time to examine the panel ; which was put into his hand only this morning. Mr. WmTiito made an able, but brief reply. The C?okt ruled that the trial must proceed; in tho ease of Ezra White only 5 jurors were got out of paanel of 200 And if thoy adopted Mr. Selden's course the trial would be interminably protracted. The Court wogjfi afford all the patience, protection, impartiality and justice thai could possibly be gireu to the cause, mixed with kindness for tke prisoner. The prisoner's counsel then put in nn affidavit relative to the time they obtained the panel, and also that the jnrors were selected from the Urand ary list. W niTun ?The affidavit is nut in after the heU lots had beta put Intbc Uua. ' Mr. Selden excepted to the ruling of the Court. 1 The cause tbeu proceeded. The Court decided that questions might be asked of the witness before he was ehalleuged The following were then called as jurors. James B Ayres, 1W Fulton street. He had formed no opinion, ai.d whs sworn. John B. Hall, Avenue D, and Second "street; Hadsxpressed an opinion; stoodaside. Hiram Raynor, boolcstller. Bowery. Had dealings with Colt. Colt owed him mosey. Stood aside. E. D. Comstocs?An exempt fireman. Stood aside. Edward Ferris?Not present. Francis Olderiiouse ?Net present. D. Harper?Not present. Thomas Kino, gr icer, Urnnd and Orchard st.? Had expressed an opinion. Stood aside. Joseph Bishop, grocer, 552 Grand street?Had road all the statements in the papers, but they made no Impression on him. Sworn. Vincent le Compte?He was put aside for not thoroughly understanding the minutiai of the En glisn language Mr. White, grocer, 512 Pearl?Had expressed an opinion. Stood aside. John Backus, B wery?Had expressed opinion. Stood aside Joseph Fcwki.s, grocer, Cortland and Greenwich streets?Challenged for cause. Isaac L Piuanev?Was a Grand Juror who found the hill Stood aside Lnwts J. Bouc.htov, 241 East Broadway?Had dealt with Mr Lane, Mr. Adam's father. Chalj en red peremptorily. Thomas H. Mahon, Samuel Frost, J. J. Cisco, were called, hut not present. Samuel Hehmam i hallrnged for cause. Wm D. Joneb, 64 I)cv street, bad expressed opiniea. Stood aside. Nathan R Hue.sted, keeper of North American Hotel, Bowery?sworn. < Jambs Coad, challenged for cause. Charles Head, shoe dealer, 89 Ludl. w street. He Dad not read any <>i ine newspaper accounts.? Takea the " Sua" anil the " Herald." Challenged peremptorily. Wm. FaoMtuT, 121 Stanton. Had a qualified opinion as to guilt. Stood aside. CHAat.es Parsh.all, .Ion* Qd.ackerboss, aisd Johr Rusbeck, were called, but did not answer. Statue* Baker, !J7 Ludlow street?Formed an opinion.?Stood aside. Corisrmos C Jacobus, Wm. Leooett, aisd Wm. E. Bailey, 428 Grand street, had formed an opinion, and were stood aside. Morris Ketchtm, not present. Jour 8. Frost, aru \Vm. W. Shirley had formed an opinion. And stood aside. Eteretus Howe, 511 Liberty street ?Had tried to form aa opinion in order not to serve on the jury, but he could not. Sworn. James Si-yuan, corner of Grand and Forsyth street, has such a natural antipathy to robberv and narder. that he is r.ot free from bias. Stood Hide. I Her* the Court took a recess till four o'cloek. ArTIKNOOW SE88I05 . 8 J. Barry, not present. J. 8. Davy, not pre?ent. iohr Adam*, cordial dittiller?Challenged for eatue. H Martiis, 139 Chamber* atreet, grocer?Read accounts of this in the paper*, and expressed an opinion 8toodaaide. Charm* M'Niil, 291 Second street, porter house?Read account* in the paper*, and formed hi* opinion- Stood aside. Ei.ias T. Harris, member of a military company. Stood aside. J. D Caisyield, not present. Jo*Eru Solia, 490 Pearl street, dyer?Think F hare read the papers; can't ?ay I've formed an opinion. Challenged peremptorily Mr. Hobbt, 274 Orand street?Had no opinion, and was sworn. Francis Clark, 246 Twentieth street?Challenged peremptorily. Iiiram M. Forme?TEH,dry goods merchant, 242 Broadway?Have not formed a positive opinion; I should be unwilling to convict him on the tr stinanny I have heard; subscribe to the " Journal of Com mercc, ana occt?>"i"iir'ij iu iut >uwi pa|>ci>. Sworn. Here Mr Arsis, the foreman of the jiirj, asked leave to be discharged; !ii* wife vn dangerously ill. He wa* sworn to this. Tbe counsel on both ides seid they would raise no objeetion to these proceeding;!, as far * they have gone, if this juror was discharged. The Court discharged him. Thomas N. Clakkc, 168 Crosby street, dry goods dealer.?Formed an opinion. Set asidt. I E NE NEV Wm Kcan,27, Tompkina itreet, coal dealer ? I Read the account*', had formed an opinion. Set I wide. Charles Curtis, Avenue D and Fifth ?treet.? Read the papers Formed. Hosea M. Clark, 167 Greenwich street, dry Sooda dealer, had read all, but formed no opinion worn. Samuel Frost, not present. William H. Livingston. 74 Walker street, hardware merchant, had formed an opinion. Set aside. Wh. Colli!**, 163 William street, clothing store; read the papers, formed an opinion. Set aside. George Speak, not present. Davie Morrison, diy goods merchant, 164 Chat, ham street, read the statements, formed an opinion. Set aside John v. Tilvou, had formed an opinion. Set aside. J T. Jackson, not present. Nicholas Fisher, 96 Suffolk street, knows none of the parties, read the papers, has formed no opinion, expressed none, challenged perempto* jiittiiiw W. Kino. 48 Canal street and 474 Broadway, had read the atatements, and formed his opinion. Set aaide. Wm- H. Williams, not present. George Fulton, 555 Broadway, plumber, read the papers, formed an opinion. Set aside. Mr. Dimond ? Exempt fireman. Elias Hatfield, 472 Broadway, formed no opinion, knows none of the parties, has ne conscientious scruples. Sworn. Christian Bentling, a German, had not been to school in English. Set aside. J. L. Gerhow, not present. Lawmnce Van Buskirk, 230 Bowery, grocer, has formed an opinion. Set aside. James Hill, 63 Maiden lane, dry goods man, read the P~pc" formed an opinion. Set aside. Thos. Townsend, Jun ,not present. John T. Fisiieh, not present. W. H. Brooks, 473 Grand street, grocer, formed no opinion, challenged peremptorily. Mosrs H. Fisher. 72 Clinton street, read the papers, formed no opinion, knows none of the parties, read the Sun. Challenged peremptorily. John Bovce?exempt fireman. Cyrus Knapp, 87 North Moore street, knows none of the parties, formed an opinion. Set aside. [I H. IIuestis, hosier, 74 Vesey, formed an opinion. Set aside. John Dunn, Robert Snow, Horatio N. Fryer, and Benpamin E Bremner were not present. Thomas Higoinrottam, 248fc Bowery, dry goods store; had read the papers, and formed opinion. Set ftlltt* Thos. Hvatt not present. C. A. Everson, 37 East Broadway, merchant; read the papers; formed an opinion. Set aside. Jonathan White, 90 East Broadway; read the papers; formed no opinion. Challenged peremptorily. Oinori Benton,Suffolk and Grand street;formed an opinion. Set aside. James Pearson and Samuel S. Brown, were not present. John B. Gassner, grocer, 132 Chatham street, read the papers; formed an opinion. Setaside Samuel L. Haioht is a member of the Society of Friends; has conscientious scruples. John McGratii, 74 Bayard street, formed an opinion. Set aside. Alexander H. Post, not present Jacob H. Strewek, exempt fireman. N Lovnsberry?Not present. Wm. H. Burns, 21 Rose street, a mariner. Set aside. Wm. Taylor, 5?1 Broadway; read some of the statements; formed no opinion; knows none of the parties. Challenged peremptorily. John R Paxton; Spring and Mett street; in the liquor business; read statements, formed opinion. Set aside. James A. Burtis ; 81 Monroe street; read the statements; formed an opinion. Setaside. George Pirnie; Centre and Duane streets; has formed an opinion. Set aside. Charles H Delayan , has read the papers ; knows none of the parties ; except Colt's brother ; what he read did not influence his mind ; has no annanibntinita anminiaa nkont oewmw Umam. Thomas Nk?us orNioavi; thought the body wss murdered. Daniel Valentine ; not present. am aimi; m cnerry street. Archibald Morrison; 140 Eldridge street; reed the papers ; formed no opinion; thought it was a hard case for a man to be murdered in that way, if it was true, in a Christian country with Christian laws. Mr. Sei.den challenged him for furor ; and the two first jurors were appointed the tryers, in accordance with the statute. The tryers found the challenge true, and he was set aside. Thomas O Rumssv ; 78 Dey street; has formed an opinion. Set aside Nathaniel J. Boyd ; Grand, street; has formed aa opinion Thomas Funning ; 562 Fourth street, builder; thought he once formed an opinion. John Townsend, jun.; Is sick at this time and unable to remain in Court. Mr. S. Pbet ; member of a uniform company. William J. Haninoton; glass stainer ; had formed an opinion. Set aside. vlr.THAcv , net present. Nicholas Brady, 303 Delancey street; grocer, formed an opinion. Set aside. W*. S. Dcverne, 170 Pearl street, keeps public house, has expressed an opinion. Set aside. Nicholas S. Lublum, 66 Vesey, formed and expressed an opinion Set aside. John X- Quirk, Spring street,upholsterer, formed and expressed an opinion. Set aside. Charles B. Tappaw and David Duncan. Not present. KruvAiui l/.viNr.H re.N, '^7t> w Alter, cart man, expressed an opinion. Set aside. John A. May, 567 Broadway, read the paper*, expresaed an opinion. Set aside. John Tirhuse, 2*6 Greenwich street, shoe tore, formed an opinion. Set aside. Nichs. Moore, 199 William, umbrella maker, expressed an opinion. Set aside. Kbenezer R. Dubionac?Not present. Matthew Bailev, dry (roods store. Grand st., have discussed this oxer, and expressed an opinion nit. Set aside. Wm- SiMrsoN. 121 Sullivan street,have expressed an opinion as to prisoner's guilt. Set aside. srephen N. Leooett, 123 Grand street, dry goods, have expressed an opinion. Set aside. John o. Uukteed, 51i Laight street, expressed an opinion. Set aside Thomas Winship, 3S Columbia street, batcher, read the papers, formed an opinion. Challenged peremptorily. John J. Gai l, 567 Fourth street, formed an opinion. Set a sde. Peteu Fairchii.d, Hammersley street. I read all the papers every day, from the largest to the smallest, but I've no opinion now. When you ask me what 1 done 6 months ago, you ask me too much ; it depends on what the rase was, as to wi.ether I'm in the habit of expressing my opinion or not. I can't tell whether 1 exprtssed any six months ago. I'm ready to take my seat as a juror, and cTo justice between the people of the State of New York, and the priaoner at the bar. I hare not. ny -onscientious scruples at all I can't tell what l said 6 months ago. Challenged. Niiioj 8am.mii, grocer, Centre atreet, haa expressed an opinion Set aside. Johm H. CoiNoR, 118 Greenwich street, read all the statements, expressed an opinion. Set aaide. Thomas Lippiucott, 384 Broadway, read the papers ; came tn the conclnaion that a man had been murdered in that room ; I havn't altered that opinion Set aside. Johx wiifter, 168 Foraytb, grocer, read the statements, formed an opinion. Set aside. Mr. Hutchixs, 150 Drlancey atreet, expreaaed an opinion Set aside. Johi* J Kaki.e, 35 Charlton street, formed an opinion. Set asideDatid TAPPAX.443?randatreet, painter. I partially formed an opini. n from hearing one aide of the story; half an opinion if yon please. Set a?ide. Mr. Kcik hail lormea an opinion, an mar Mr. Dodswoxth read two Ntorie* ; they clashed so with each other that I could not make up my mind. I've seen so many instances where the accused has proved innocent, that I'm slow in makinr up my .mind. Swam. Benjamin 8. Taylor; formed an opinion. Stt aside Samuel Joyce; 185 East Broadway; formed an opinion. Set aside. Benjamin F. Clare, 331 Greenwich street; provision market; read the statements?formed an opinien. Set aside. John vanpr.RBtLTand Cornelius Smith, were not prm-ent. Georoe W. Smith, 367 Greenwich street; chair maker; expressed an opinion. Set aside Richaro French, member of the Tompkins Blues. Kxcuaed. Nicholas Lcdlam, net present. W YO 7 YORK, THURSDAY M E. F Mav.iaki), axeuseu Tor brinp etisiug physicianJohn Stocks, merchant tailor, ifl w?i>; ex 1 ? ..ui.. g.l Stephen Smith, exempt fireman. Gcoroe S. Mann,568 Fourth street; an auction eer; read the payers; expressed an opinion. Set aside. Charles D Field, not present. Robeht M. Field; 150 Eldrid.^e street ; expressed an opinion. Set aside. Willi vm C. White ; not present Jesse Fma/.ex, Ma den Lane ; formed an epinion Set aside. William Brown, 126 Chatham street; hat store ; formed an opinion. Set aside. J. Freeman, set aside. William Bovd or Botnes, confectioner, Broadwar ; formed an opinion. Set aside. Frederick Morrison, chai.in ikcr, Greenwich street; formed an opinion. Set aside. K. H. Sieves ; read and formed an opinion. Set aside. J. A. Arnold, 474 Grand street ; expressed an opinion. Set aside. John wi?D, zoo <ireenwicn siret-i, uaiumiv, formed an opinion. Set aside. Jacob Hadlet,8 Bayard street, chunkier store ; hoard and formed an opinion. Set aside. G. B. Altord; read and formed an opinion. Set aside* Wm. H. Mackkll, 145 Norfolk street, lock factory. Gilbert Datis not present. Samuel B. Frkemar not present. Alfred Marks, 237 Grand street, grocer; read and exprossed an opinion Sat aside. Bbn.1. Hooks, 27b Broome; read some of the publications; formed an opinion. Set aside. Charles B. Smith, dry good man, 239 Centre street; formed on opinion, bet aside. He/.kkiaii Bonrell, not present. Joseph T. Sweet, 203 Christie street, printer ; (a sensible roan) formed an opinion. Mr. Pickfohd,322Stanton at; read statements ; formed an opinion. Set aside. Lewis Verroul,91 Chatham street, expressed an opinion. Setaside Wm. FLifiT and Eberezer Thomas, not present. J. VV. Bailee, 58 Ellridge street, carpet merchant, read the papers; formed an opinion. J. B. D. T Fowler. liW Stanton street; formed an opinion. Sit aside. Johef'h B Brewster, batter, 120 Bowery; formed an opinion. Set aside. Michael Emanuel, not present. Eli as T Crane, 2l3 Greenwich street, dry goods; foMMd aa ipiliM Set aside. Charles Hunter, 125 Hester street; sisaply read the fact uf the transaction; partially acquainted with Mr. Lane, the father in law of Mr. Adams. Challenged peremptorily. Matthew Thuesdale and John S. Bailet, not present. Mr. J H. Denim.an, 3t)l Grand street; formed an opinion. Set aside. Mr Andersoni 101 Hester street; formed an opinion. Set aside. Ei.i C. Hlake, 1? Division street; formed an opi?ion. Set aside. Elias L Smith, not present. Peter Duffy; had formed an opinion. Set aside. Gilbert Smith ?Set aside for cause. John Lewis, was one of the grand jurors that f?nud the hill. James H. Cook and Henry C. Alwood, not prevent. Juan D. Huntington, 181 Houston street, undertaker ; read the papers with muck interest and expressed an opinion frequently Set aside, H- P. Osborne, clothing store, has expressed an opinion. Set aside. Albekt A. Martin,440Greenwich street, hardware dealer; formed an <j>inioa. Set aside. Thomas McLellan; Pitt and Stanton streets; expressed aa opinion. Set aside. ^Andrew G4uackenbosb, Wm. L. Gedney, henry urinnell, ana Calvin Conovit, not present! W.S Conley, gilder, read the statements; read 3Veral paper* every day; believed the act had been committed; eouldn t iay whether it was a murder or homicide, or what it was. Challenged peremptorily. T Jones, not present. W. O- BrAtta, 92 Re. ictcll atreei; formed an opinion. Set aaide. J. H. Archer, 260, Greenwich street; formed an opinion. Set aside. Nicholas S Donnelly, 77 Orchard street, dry goods man; formed an opinion. Set aside. Andrew Jackson; over 60. Excused. Frederick Parks, 287 Bleecker street, lamp manufacturer,: expressed his opinion. Set aside. Alfred F. MaGray; expressed an opinion. Set aside. Wm. Anderson. Not present. R. H. Woollev, 21-1 Bowery ; formed an opinion. Setaside. A. D. Hall, 123 Hudson street, clothier ; read the statements?thinks he has farmed an opinion.g| Jonathan Pursy. Net present. Wis. Haven. Not present. Wm. B. Humbert, 220 Bowery ; expressed an opinion. Setaside. A. H. Thompson. Not present. John Arnold, druggist.; expressed an opinion. Set aside. Alcx. S. Gould ; formed and expressed an opinion. Setaside. Thomas Duoan : exnressed an osinion. Set aside. Mr. Caulkin, steam engine boiler ; formed an opinion. Set aside. Johh Persian, 001 Broadway. Set aaida for ean?e. Joseph Hopkins ; formed an opinion Set aside. James P. Barker, 189 Bowery, grocer; expressed an opinion. Set aside. J. O. Fowler, belonged to military company. Excuied. James Cummings, clothier, Bowery ; formed epiaioi.. Set a-ide. James Provost, 20?i Broadway. Set aside for cause. Joint Moshler. Not present. Wm. Barks, 224 Gretnwick street; expressed an opinion. Set aside. HenrvCornell; formed an opinion. Set aside. Wm H. Chase, 279Greenwich street; formed an opinion. Set aside. Jeremiah Clark, Lewis S. Squire, and J.H. Tappais, jr. Not present. John S Mattisois, 380, sheet iron worker ; formed an opinion. Set aside. Wilson Mettles, 63 Dey street,grocer; formed an opinion Set aside. Jons P. Ware ; formed an opinion. Set aside. Daniel J. Bavlis Not present Malar Apoar, 191 Chamber street; formed an opinion d? r . i i i:r..j at u? i\i?E uu?. * w uwu , uau u tju?uiupu ujuaiun; iuiiu^ui Colt Killed Adams Set sside. Meshy Savkhs, 82 Courtland street, grocer; formed an opinion. Set aside. George Hiogett; not present. Jont Va5 Tyke, 36 Delaneey street, formed an opinion. Set aside. Jon* Laboytejrx; set aside. IIsoh Colli.ss, Joh.x H\MKis,.and Tkreri e Do.xmelly, were not present. E D Little, member ol a military company; excused. Dariel D. Wright, Houston street, hardware store; I have expressed an opinion, must hare formed some Set aside. J. VV. Qua< xenaoss, not present. Hexxy J. Miti hei.l, baker, Columbia street, formed his opinion Set aside. Wis. Quali.v, .Grand and Elm; made up his mind. Set aside 11. VV. Hatdocs, exempt fireman. J. K Weeks; bad conscientious scruples. Set aside. H. Smith, 2d7 Pearl street; made up his mind. Set aside. Smith Place, made np his mind. Set aside. Joht* Heath, lirery stable, Howard street ; formed opinien. Set aside. 1 nos J. Gildersleeve, chairman,239 Delancy; formed an opinion. Met atide. Chables Saceford; not present. Ai.chibald Ma'tarI.ard, 2di) (irand street; formed an opinion. Met ande. JnH.i Hvtirm and Jame* D. Union* were not present. | Toseth Jacbso*, 93 For-jib street, gentleman; formed an opinion 8<-t aside. A. U Lot?iiart, 29ft Bowery, grocer; formed an opinion. Set aside. | James 8. Fba.mcia, 22t?i Bowery; read and formed au opinion Set aside. I H. Macaiiill not present.

Philo Doake, merchant, read all; farmed opinion. Bet aside. Joshua Bbush, Willabd Fleet, and Uatid Hi'Bstis, not present. James Haute a, is a publisher in C1UF street, IRK I ORNING, JANUARY 20, I r.nHaiii Haim alMAl; I think I liiVg tulnied UU I opinion about this affair Set aside. A- H. Dunscombe, 337 Pearl street,brush maker; has no bias one waj or another. Sworn. VVm. W. {lowland, not present. George Si deli., 192 Stanton street, carman ; was one of the Grand Jury. Excused. VVm. Swords, 371 Fifth street; read and formed an opinion. Set aside. Gilbert R Losev, dry goods; formed au opinion. Set aside. R. K McIntyre, Jonathan Sherry, James Hall and Samuel Griffp.n, were net present. Henhy Hallenbece, 223 Grand street, ladies shoe maker ; read, but not formed an opinion, b causa 1 don't tuke one half of the newspaper reports for granted. Challenged peremptorily. Moses Powall, formed an opinion Set aside. Thus. M- Brown, grocer, 229 Hester; formed an opinio >. Gilbert C. Hebbahd, clothier, Bowery, between Walker and Hester; not forme! an opiniir. Challenged peremptorily Samuel Sparks, foimed an opinion. Set aside. Josiph N. Marsh, printer; formed an opinion. Set aside. Tuns. Dolan, spirit dealer;' have formed au opinion Set aside. George Hussey, not present. M M .Smith, 4 Maiden lane, formed an opinion. Set aside. Josiah Rhodes, formed an opinion. Setaside. Edward Flanniqan, formed an opinion. Set aside. John Wellkr, formed an opinion. Set aside. Geo. A- Baker, not present. Jac dc Se ahold, 220 Broome street, grocer; not formed an opinien; read the papers. Challenged peremptorily. John Townsend, jun Jeremiah Walsh, and EriiHiAM Force, not present. | James Pinkehton, was one the Grand Jury ; excused. George V. Sprall ; not present. J. L?. backctt ; lurmed an opiuicn. act aside. A. H. Skii.lman ; excused Fletchch Harpfr ; had formed no opinion; had no doubt that Adams had been Rilled ; never made ap his mind as to whether it was murder ; no opinion now ; is free from bias; the prisoner owes us money; we are printers and publishers. 1 was also well acquainted with Mr. Adams.? Read some accounts of the transaction in the papers. A note of Colt's was past due. Was net tree from feeling in relation to that transaction.? Challenged for favor and Bet aside. J am is D. Thomso.i. Set aside for cause. Jami s Ferdun?Read, but put no confidence in newspaper statements, come from where they would; knew Mr Adams; am a merchant; reside at 56 Oak street; store, $7 South street. Challenged peremptorily. RicHAhD E. Mount, formed an opinion that Adams was Rilled; nothing more. Challenged peremp orily. C. If Frost, not present. Ward Newman, has expressed an opinion. Set aside. Frederick llADi.tr, exempt fireman. Georue T. Thimball, and Samuel F. Mott, were then aworn. Joins H. Willims, 315 Pearl and 199 Madison street*, was satisfied there had been a killing, had an impression that it was done by Colt, but whether it was a justifiable homiaide or aot, I bare no impression. He was sworn. Samuel N. Dodoe formed an opinion. Set aside. James McCalla, not present. Rufus Story; formed no opinion. Set aside. Wm. AlllV not present Jems Culver; expressed an opinion. Set aside. J. H- Monard, 224 Bowery, hatter; formed an opinion. S?t aside. James Simpson not present. Abraham G. Valentine, is chaplain in the militia, bat is not a preacher or a minister of the Gospel. Excused. CoRNELice Lewis, Joseph McKee, and Abraham Vooihis, not present. I Benjamin N. Wilson, formed ooiniou thai P.nlt killed Adams. Set aside. Davib Co-thirl, J. K Herrick, and Jour C. Stevens, not present. John Mulldswn?My mind is made ur. Sit aside. Samuel AldrRes?Always formed an opinion, one way or the other, on what 1 read. Set aside. Hampton D.Gaqe; foimed nn opinion. Set aside. Jacob A. WiimrtLTasd Wr. B. Crosby. Here the pannel was exhausted. The Coort then driected the Sheriff to summon one person tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, duly, qualified to serve. 'I he usual directions were then given by the Conrt to the jary, and the Court adjonrned till 11 o'clock this (Thursday) morning. Brie, Pa. Erik, Pa , Jan. 8th, 1812. Cracker* Currency? Weather? H'eddinge,?Fight? War Steamers on Lake Erie. Dear Sir:? Having a few leisure moments, 1 thought they could not be spent in a better way ,tkan by giving you another short account of the " sayings and doings" of this little apex of the Keystone State. Since my last, nothing of importance has transpired in the banking way, except that " Cracker money" (as the State shinplasters are called) is looking up a little, since the wonderful blow up withte New York KsdDogSifety Pini, St,; fee The young monster is quite docile. During business hours, the little spectacled cashier, Mr B, and his 1st Lieut. Mr C-, are seen at their posts, as sleekly dressed as if they had just leaped from within the requisite precincts of a band-box?the porteris seen sweeping the steps, and all is told. " Times are not as they used to wss." jten t-rosi nas taaen possession 01 otir navigation, and of cnuri* the Lake business is " all ap" with a* for the season; however, he ha* given us, by way of substitute, the twiftly gliding bonny sleigh. With jingling bells and iceboats on the bay, we have had a real merry time of it dnring the holidays, with iun, frolick, and temperance?a singular association, to be sure?but nevertheless true; for the temperance ranse is going ahead with a perfect rush. On the evening ol the 1st, a splendid temperance loir ft was given at the United States Hotel, a temperance house kept by Capt D. P. Dobbins, a very worthy young scion of old Neptune. The company (200 strong) consisted of the nobility and morality of our place, and the surrounding country. The differen apartments were fitted up with much taste, and the sunpir table fairly groaned with the multiplicity of luxuries and delicacies?save one thing?that which would make drink come (as the Indian said); however, the social spirit made up for it, for never was there a more joyous company. The ladies (God bless their souls) were highly complimented in the severnl speeches, for their exertions in the cause; and, by the bye, I think it a first rate plsn, for what heartless wretch of a man would attempt to " tip his little fiager," when such lovely faces as were congregated there, would frown upon him for so doing. But this is not all?the temperance meetings hare been kept up every night sinoe; and the judges, parsons, lawyers (save the mark), and reformed drunkards, are lecturing " like mad*'? upwards of 21k) signed the pledge at one meeting. However, I think they will not make a clean sweep y.et while, as many are disposed to frolick in the old way. On the night of the 31st Dec., we had numerous bsils and assemblies, amongst the rest, a splendid one at the Reed House. lu addition to other matters, we have had a couple of important weddings. 1st, Gen. Murray Whallon, a lawyer of s*rae note in this place, has espoused the beautiful Miss Delia Ana, oldest daughter of Clinton George, Kssi , of this place. The General being a " law character," according to " rule of Court," had the ceremony performed by Judge Thompson; he baa never distinguished himself in the battle field as yet, but, ia " great" on aatuuip or wood pile about election lime*. 2d, .lohn H..McNeil, of ihe firm of Henry Sheldon & Co ., of your city, wa* married to Mian Helen, oldeat daughter of Gen Charles M. Reed, our million airt. Immediately after the ceremony, the happy pair started for Havana via Pittsburgh and jN?w Orleans?thus, in a moment, as it were, one of the fairest dowers is pln> bed from amongst uj by a ruthless foreigner. By the bye, Mr. Bennet', I don't half like this thing of your city bucks, coming out in the country here, pretending to be looking after their " country customers," and carrying ef! all that is rich and rare. However, there was me ether, who did not fare quite so well; a Mi J N. T C. a Pearl street eaquisite; tl n said gentle, man unfortunately had sundry kicks and blows in, dieted upon bis sleek person by one J. G C , I youngest sou of Dr. r. C??, of the Navy, for coming ike " sr. > judgment" upon bis father, io some business matters As for tke courage of tl e gentleman first named, I can't say rery much; but IERA , 1S42. he has evidently au excellent pair ul lung*?roared moit lustily. As this makes me think of war. I would fain say a word or two on that subject- News has been received from authentic sources, although not officially, that the President has selected this place tor a naval denot. and that the contemnlatrd nr steamer will he commenced ere long. fche i* to be built ofiron, which ii, together with the machinery, te be brought from Pittsburgh. (.'apt. Tyler ha* made a judicioua selection, for thia is the only place where a fleet could be built with safety in case ot u " flare up" with John Bull. Roth Buffalo and Cleveland harbor* are but about 230 feet wide, whet ens thia ia one mile, and about four mile* in length, giving ample room for manoeuvring, which fact Mr Madison, no doubt, had in view, when be selected it a* such at the commencement of the late war; aince which time it his undergone many valuable improvement?, add to which it i* the ternn nation of the Pennaylvanin canal, offering adirevt water communication with the seaboard through the very heart of the Union. Much haa been said about who should command said steamer. The two applicants from this quarter are, first, Captain Stephen Champlin, of tbe navy; an old veteran, who bad some of his lower stunchions smashed by the bullets of John Bull, in the late war, but who is still able and willing to do good service. The other, Capt. Gilbet Knapp, the latelv unpointed Captain of the revenue cutter Erie. Captain K is not much of a seaman, altho' a very good merchant; and, eschewing an over stock of vanity, is rather clever; but 1 should at once say, not suitable for so important a station. However, I presume the powers at Washington will attend to this matter, as they should. 1 should like to say something more in relation to this frontier and the lakes, but desire not to tax you farther at present. SsamWelleh Louisville. |Correspondence of the Herald.1 Locmville, Jan. 9, 1841. Religion? Temperance? Governor's Message?Currency?Banks?Newspaper* ami Literature? Ban/:rupt Law. James Uohdon Bennett, Esq.? Sin, Matters and things, in general, present much the sane aspect in our goodly city as when I last wrote you. The Christmas holidays came and passed oil with much less than their usual splendor, bustle, balls. See. This is attributable to the wretched state of the maney market and the depressed times. The " Wa9hingtonian Temperance Society" had a grand proeession Christmas morning, one or two dry speeches, and a capital dinner. One or two small and unimportant balls closed the day. New Year was scarcely celebrated or noticed. The Washingtonians are doing nobly heie. Upwards of 2500 persons have already joined them very many of whom were the most loathsome drunkards?real gutter drunkards. The amount of goon inry nave aoae, ana are sun aoing, is incalculable. The coffee houBes already feel the effects of the reformation. The good work is still progressing, although a few evil disposed persons, who undoubtedly Lack what is generally called common sense, are using their influence against it, and endeavoring to turn it into derision. You have undoubtedly, ere this, perused the Governor of Kentucky's Message. It places our State in an enviable position?worthy of her gallant sons. Oar banks are all in first rate condition?ready to resume at any moment. [Then why don't they T3 In fact, they have very little of their paper out. Our currency is miserable?composed of all the worthless shinplasters issued by the Ohio banks and individual responsibility cHecks, put forth by a shaving concern in this city.about of as much value, probably, as little Biddle's Ulster and Jacksonville machines?one in Madison, la , and one in Charlestown, la. The country is flooded with such trash,in which there is not a particle of safety, and which are likely to blow up every day. Nothing but a decided stand will ever drive it from circulation, and when such a stand will be taken, heaven only knows. Illinois money is still current, but the discount on ii ia heavy?7 to 9 per cent. Indiana is 5. Cairo no one will touch with h ten foot pole. A new phrenological paper will be started in this city shortly, to be edited by one Dr. Sim- A new Loco Foco paper, called the Daily Sun, will also he issued on the 1st March next, by H. C- tc G. Pope. Messrs W. H.Johnson Sc Co. will also issue shortly a Historical and Literary Magazine monthly. Hurrah! lor western literature. Before the year rolls round, ten chances to one but they will all be defunct, and their publishers rather minus in the pocket. Business dull?river still open, and in good navigable condition?no winter yet, and not much prospect of having any. Ladies lovely as ever. The medical school in a flourishing condition, notwithstanding the Professor,with such tremendous feel,is still among them. Bankrupts and anti-bankrupts going it strong?anti-bankrupts rather the strongest. Nothing more at present, but wilt be soon from, Yours, ever, Old Kmrrticn. Apalaclilcala. ICorreependence of the Herald.1| APALAcmcai.A, W. F., Jan. 1, 1842. Thtpnxl antl present Condition of Apalathieola?The Holtl* and Inhabitantsma Kditok :? The hope is indulged by one of your readers, adI mirers. and auhscriberS. in this distant liart of the United States, that some intelligence from this grnwing city would be acceptable to yourself and your numerous readers. Therefore, I shall endeavor to transmit to you a faithful description; boldly taking it for granted that you will, with your usual courtesy, give the Apalachicolians a '.earing. This place but a few years since, w as the home of the'Red Men?who held undisturbed possession. Now it is a flourishing city?with its warehouses, steamboats, steam cotton presses, and all the appurtenances ot a great commercial place. There are now five ships, fourteen brigs, and six schooners in port, most all of which have freights engaged.? There are three cotton presses in operation, two worked by steam and oae by horse power, all proves this to be a place o( considerable importance, particularly as a cotton mart. Ths city is at the mouth of a river, (the Apalachicola,) which courses some :*M) miles trom th? Stale of Georgia, which is also the natural boundary line between Alabama and Georgia?that is, alter you reach the boundary of the Territory ot Florida. Six or eight steamboats are constantly running on the river, in the winter, or business season. This place being unfortunately, like New Orleans and Mobile, sickly through the summer. Our city ia only about one mile square, with houses scattered about the suburbs. Upon the front street there are seven blocks of brick stores with granite fronts, back of those the houses are built ot wood. There are only three public houses of any impor lance?(he Mansion House is the largest ami t>?"?', can accomniedate about 100 boarders, snd is as well kept sr any house in Florida?Commodore Ilurd is the proprietor, who it a t/avelllrr, an epicure, and everything that is necessary to keep an excellent Hotel. If you, or soy ol your friends should vimt these parts, don't forget the Commodore. The City Hotel is next?the litre is goad and the landlord obliging. Then there is the Alhambra, by John Adams, of the old Knickerbocker, New York?a well conducted establishment. You must call in there about lunch tune, or for a supper at night ? The Merchants'and Planters' Exchange,and ApnlaehicoU Exchange are good Houses?there are several smaller places, and a few excellent private boarding houses. A truce to them all?you cannot complain of lack of information on that score. This spot is inhabited by a majority of people from the New England blates, and the community is as orderly and peacable as any in the U. Stales. The Sabbath is well observed. We have one church, which is an Episespal one, aad generally well attended The minister, Mr. Hart, is from New Yoik, and is quite a talented man. This place has suffered very much by (bat dreadful scourge which infected the whole southern country last summer, and many of the best persons in the city are among those that were. Fortunately a greater number of citizens than usnal visited the north last nuimii^j?lunri wine n njrni iiiaujr inuic vruuiu IIO vr departed for their last home. We have had warm weather lately, but a great deal of ram, which makes it very unpleasant Instead of boow, our streets are covered with white sand, which fives them a snowy appearance the whole year. The holidays pass off very well, every one appears to enjoy themselves. But give me a % LD. ' r ric? i wii iwn u Ai-w War's uay in New \ oik tor enjoyment. il this hasty sketch meets with a lavorabie reception, and you would like another, let us know. The compliment*of iheseastn, J. Cr B , to vovrself and lady, not forgetting " le jeuue Kditear.'' Yours truly, \ A C. Richmond. |Corre*poiKUncr of the Herald.; Richmond, va.Jan. lit, 1842. 'Iht "lit aire?/sgis/ntur??Parties, JJ-c. in kiehmond. Ukar BtNntTT? 1 have not written to you in irmt time, nor should do go now, but that J fear you would forget an old friend. \ et, there is one circumstance that should induce me t? tak.. up my pen, to notice one of your correspondence here, under the cognomen of" York' who has taken upon himself to give lume stricture* on our Theatre, as well -- - '1? ?"? , ? an buiuc uiuci uiauciv that require a passing notice. It need* no "ghost from tne grave" to tell at onee that vour correspondeut u " York" all over, and that h"i? strictures will have very little effect in this quarter. It seem* " York" or hi* friend, the discharged barkeeper of th'i Ht. Charles Hotel, New < rleans, with more whiskers than brains, took ofleuce at some of the corps dramatiqnc ; heucc the abuse of the popular manager, Mr. Lambert. Hut we can inform Whiskers it is of very little consequence what bis opinions may happen to be about our Theatre, our habit* or onr people, and the sooner his gas is evaporated and he makes up his nuud to travel further, the better for him and us His talents, 1 am sure, will never be appreciated here, and it would be a pity for him to sacrifice his lime, as lie did farther south and wniy receive a letter of recommendation for his winter's services, and i| report speaks truly, he was more than paid by that it will be capital for him to trade on through life,; and he ought to make the most of it. as he will never get another, if he gets his deserts. I assure you, my dear Mr. Bennett, Mr Lambert is a most popnlsr and efficient manager, as well as an amiable man. The company of actors as good as any stook company probably out of N?w York, and the way in which they produced Loudon Assurance and Money, would be a credit to a much larger city than ours. Our legislation affairs here are in almost as bad a narl as our National onus at Washington : for what with Virginia abstraction* or iu?tructiona, which is pretty much the lime thins I take it, the dear people hare to sutler some, by paring the piper pretty well in the shape of the per dieiu salary of our worthy and patriotic members, while they are debating the subject r 1 instructing our Senators and Representatives in Congress, ia regard to the Distribution and liaukiupt law, whicl I think tbey will do, and insist on the repeal of both, from present appearances. We have had but one party this season as yet worth speaking ol ; the one at Judge Stanard's the other evening, went off with great eelat, at which the two Milliouares spending the winter with us, shown most conspicuous ; but from present appearances, I fear we shall have a very "dull winter in the bull and party line, although a bachellor's ball is talked some of, if that comes to maturity you shall hear from me again. Pocahontas. City Intelligence. Another Pickpocket in Wcm. Street.?Peter A Jay, Hsq., entered the New York State Bank yesterday morning to draw some money for his private nee, and before he reached Nassau street, the pocket book, containing #300, was abstracted frcm his coat pocket, where he had incautiously pluced it Istoi.e a Ham and Smoked Beef.?Moses Johnson stole the hain from John A. Peal, corner of Mott and Walker streets, and John Manoman stole three pieces of smoked beef from W. H. Ca'.l'n, No. IS Pulton street?both locked up. Lite or a Medicai. Man.?There is not any career which so rapidlr wears away the power ot life, becaute there I* no oilier which requires a greater activity of mind and body. He has to bear the ehanges of weather, continued fatigue, irregularis in his meals, and brakan rest ; to live in the mid* of minima and contagion. If in the country he has to traverse conslderabledistaaceon horseback, exposed to wind and storm: to brave all dangers to go to the relief of suffering humanity. A feaiful truth for medical men has been established by the table of mortality of L)r. Gasper, published in the British Review Of l(KH) members of the mediral profession,WX) died before their sixty-second year; whilst of persons leading a quiet life, such as'agriculturiits or theologians, the moitality is only 347 If we take 1(10 individuals of each of three classes ; 43 theologians, 40 agriculturists, 3"? clerks, and 82 soldiers, will reach their seventieth year; of 100 professors of the healing art, 24 only will reach that age. They are the sign posts to health; they can how the road to old age, bat raiely tread it themselves. Supreme Court oetiie UifiT*n Statv. Jan. W. Jacob M Howard, Esq.. of Michigun, and Alexander H Stuart, Esq.. of Virginia, were admitted attorneys and counsellors of this Court No. 6. Merrttt Martin K al , plaintiff in errer n Lesnec of Wni. C H. Waddell. The argument of this cause was continued by Mr. O^den (or the defendant in error, and by Mr. Wood for the plaintiff' in error. . _ i _ _ NEW YORK AND NEWARK. flawft g& lQ Ware ra<tnee?t t? ?5 cents. From the foot of Courtlsndt street, New YoriK (Y very day?Sundays excepted.) Lost* New York. Leave Newark. At* AM. At S P.M. At I A.M. Atli f M. II do 4 ilo do I) 4c 41 do 1st do ? do T do IS do on SUNDAYS. From the foot of Liberty rirrit. Lear* New York. Loot* Newark At? A M.audtj P. M. At 1 P. M. and II p. M. sew York, elizabkthtown. bahway and new brunswick. Kare reduced. From tha foot of Liberty itratt. diuy. Leave New York. L?av* New Brunaw^k. At A.M. At n A. JW tlP.M. I p.M. SOMKKVILLE a tageaconnect with thaae lineaeach ?* ". Pare batweenNew York and Suinemlle, ?0 cento. Do do Nnf flmnowiek, T? cento. fUhway, Meaota. (i./ahethtown, ?i cento Tli* tare in theTJ A. M.trainfrom New Brunewiei. and 4| p M. train from New York, haa hern rrduced between New York auil New Drnaawiek to SO canto. aud Hallway t* " The Philadelphia n.;uHnif pae.** through New Brunowiekrct New York ereryeteuina ct fo'cleek. On Hunud) a tha Tr A. M. tnpfroai New Brtmawiek ta omitl*f'aaa*n?era who proeure their ticket* at the ticket office.rweeiee a ferry lickrt gratia Tirketeararecairod by thaconduciot oate eo the dar who* purabaood. on ? Nlw ?E23 atm THAIVH will hereafter run he'ween New York and (.ttuliea according to the following arranaein*nt, grouping at Bier (aionl, Blau^ elttille, Paacar. nufferne. Keoiano Station. Moo roe Worka, Turner a, Seamanrille, Monroe Village and the* f' KROM NEW YORK. n immmmgrr train eeery mormnj (MNM fiinlayl lr*TinB the frwit of Athuiy alreet, *t at o'clock, A. M. inth* eompuay'a teamhoat Ution. ( apt H. Hehult*. A paoaeiiRrr train eerry Welneaday and Biturday afternoon, ? 4 o'clock,from the foot of Albany atreet, in tho ftaauibnat Ltir*. A freight train e?rry Mo*<i*y ftieeday. Thuraday aud Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from the foot of Oh uabera alreet, by the atcambo it I'ninu KKOM UOSHKIf. A paoernRer trtin eeery morsitiR, (eierpt ?ui?d?y) at 4 u in. arm inf in New York, by tnr atramboat Ultra, at the foot of Albany atreit. A pmarnger train eeare Wrdo?*J*y an J katiirtlay aftrrnooo, at i o'crlok. arrirniR in New Vork ay the atramboat Ultra, A freight train every Mon lay, I'u::*d ij . Thuraday and k ri day, at > o'clock, arriving in Vcw Vork hi (be atramboat Uuion. and bafaR at the foot of f'liambrra itreet. Vreiiht -eiil be rec?i?eU at the foot of Alb my atreet on Wednraday and Hatuiday, and at the loot of l/'htn*b*r* atreet on Monday, Tneaday, Trmranay and Friday, until J P. M. Kor fmchtor |i*b**<*. iurpnr-at the Company'* Tran?pirtat ion ntfice, corner of Liberty and Wrai afreet*. and at the rannua detail* on the line o' the road. II. C. SrV.HQUAPapeeintrndanb d87lm Kaalern Pan inn New Vork ind e'.ne K.ilraui ? RKII niKI) LINK TO ALBANV.nntlve M Kaat aide of the rirer. hating better alter* HjyHtfULan,I team*?aakinat no higher fare.?Office, Howard'* Hotel. 170 Broadway ?foaaeuRera will be forwarded by !4ta*e to Albany by th a line from any point on the Kant aide of the rirer where the boala may be compelled by ice to top. Ayenta will be on board ear h of tke mail boala to (ire ague twice and information Thi* lineeatende to Montreal, tri'ichinR at Alhnny, (office under the Miwuuij and embrace* a eery direct and rommodiou* route thither. The iHta.anO hone* of tnia line will be found really the beat on the Albany route,and nn dualities. The atrtcteat at tention will be pud to the comfort, renteaiance and epewf of all who mar Rire na th* preference V baker r m h?iiI']rTllR ,, a'l. J. BAKER, Proprietor. ctbla.'

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