Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 20, 1842, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 20, 1842 Page 2
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NKVV YORK HERALD. New York, Manila), RaiwhW *0, 1S4 4. The Exciting Vtw? of the l>*y. The local intelligence which we give to-day, of all kinds, continues to be of the tno>t exciting and horrible character. New York was never in euch a st ite of excitement as it has been for the la6t few days. Tii horrible tragedy of Colt, and the mysterious ii;'!e by which he set at naught the execution of th-r law, an 1 the administration of justice, continues to agit a .- the public mind in a most 'Xtraord n ry degree. Masses of the people disbelieve i i his suicide, an! persist in saying that "he is still aliv and thtt the contl igration of the Tombs and th Coroner's Jury, art only dust in their eyes Alas 1 his suicide is too true 1 Such further particulars of thisstraage mystery as L.-.,r? a.v^u,.a/i .,.......,1... .. ... J, 1IU ill ivuuu ... wu. per to day. But this is not all. The mysterious murder of Miry Roger*, at Hoboken, is again revived with all its horrors, with the addition of more doubt? more surmises?and more developements in prospect. An examination took place, yesterday, at Hoboken, all the particulars of which will be found in this day's p tper. It will be seen from this singular ewdence, that the article on this subject, recently published by the decent paper called the Tribune, is a stries of audacious and unexampled falsehoods. We happen to know for what purpose the gross imposition in the 'lYibunc was manufactured, and we shall expose its wickedness at length at a propertitne. For the present, all that is known of the mysterious end of Mary Rogers, will be found in the police examination published in this day's paper. We have also the case of Mr. James W. Webb again on the tapis, in a tnore serious light than it ha* yet b-en presented. Webb is now in prison, awaiting his sentence for going out of the State to fight a duel, and unless a pardon is given him by Governor Seward, he must be sentenced to the St.it? Prison, not less than two years, nor more tli in seven years. Notwithstanding all the evil Mr. Webb has sought to do us for the last seven years? notwithstanding the very recent exhibition of his bitt-rncss and malice toward us, we wish earnestly that lie may be pardoned by ihe Governor, and we shall certainly sign his petition, and send a half-adiz"n of th" purest juice of the grape, and a hundred eegars to solace his days and nights in prison until the document arrives. On account of liisvery amia hie.re.-pectable ami worthy wife,family and connections, we shall strike Irom our breast every feeling and sentiment of retaliation, and we hereby request all urs friends in New York to call at this office and sign a p?tition forthwith for his pardon. W? believe in the sublime doctrines, and endeavor to practice the golden precepts of the Great Saviour of the world? "Do unto other* as you would have others do unto you." Such are the events of the past two days, and next wr?k promises to be equally exciting. To-morrow ihe Court of Oyer and Terminer in Westchester county opens, and then will commence at White Plains the trial of the prize-fighters for the murder of McCoy. We have dispatched our inimitable rorvx of reporters to that place?and shall run two rapid expresses each day to bring us the latest intel ligr noe for both the morning and evening editions of the 1 If raid. These trials will be deeply interesting, and we mean to beat the whole newspaper press in New York, in the accuracy of the rejiorts, and in the rapidity of the publication. This is a great countiy?this is a mighty city? we ar- a wonderful people?and the age we live in is the moB, wonderful that the sun ever shone upon. Wkbb Committed to Prison ?James Watson Webb, of the Courier Ac Enquirer, appeared in the Court of Sessions .yesterday morning, in company with his friends Sam'l Blatchford,"x-Alderinan Benson. TornSnowden, and some few others, in order to be arraigned on the recent indictment found ng iin*t him " for leaving this State with the intent to give or receive a challenge to fight a duel," emanating Irom his meeting with Thomas F. Marshall in Delaware. There were but few persons in attendance, as it had been generally supposed that the Court had adjourned over to Monday next, although Saturday had been specially fixed to hear a number of cases of affiliation or bastardy. He therefore took advantage of this circumstance in order to avoid appearing before the usual crowd attendant upon the regular session cf the Court. The bas'ardy cases being dts|Kised of until Saturday next, the Recorder said " Mr. District Attorney, are you tready for that business 1" District Attorney.?Yes. We propose to arraign James Watson Webb on an indictment against himRecorder ?Mr. Vandervoort. arraign the pri soner. Vandkuvoort.?James Watson Webb, you have b-'en indicted"tor leaving this State with the intent to receive or give a challenge to tight a duel." What ha\ ? you to enter as your plea to this charge. Webb?I was recently arraigned for a similar off-nee, and entered a plea of guilty, and at (hat time submitted my opinions to tiie court at length. I h ive, therefore, m-rely to refer to said opinion for the only justification that I car offer. I have to remark, however, that what. . ..P ...lin.n nlorh In flu* Inrm.r T,,-., J U~.J, lor the indictment foun ngnirist me, I wish it to he p-rlrcty understood, that I attribute not the slighter impropriety to the present body that found this hill. The previous indictment bring informal, it necessarily became the duty of not only this Grand Jury, but the law offic> r of this court, to prepare another indictment covering the ground left bare by that previously presented. I have, therefore, merely to say, 'hat I enter a plea of guilty, and submit myrelf to the action of the Court District Attoknby.?In this state ol affairs I now move that Col. Webb he committed to prison. Recordkr ? The usual course must be adopted, and the prisoner stands committed for sentence, which will he rendered some day next week. Wi b) was then placed in charge of one of the jfVu ers of the Court, and will be confined in ihe room at the south end of the Tombs, adjoining the witness room of ihe Grand Jury. This is the quarters usually devoted to the ttijt keeping of those members of community who are considered too respectable and genteel to he sent into the cells of the prison. As we were leaving the court room, we spied a stout, sturdy buck negro, wending his way in that vicinity, and staggering under a load contained in a targe champagne basket. We stopped the gentleman of calor, with the inquiry of "What have you got there 1" and he replied " O, Lord bless you, Massa, a back load of nice things for Col Webb, with a little bit of something to make him comfortable in this ere nasty prison." As we descended the st.-ps, up came another |>orter with another banket filled with tumblers, decanters. and numerous other el reteras, showing that the now gallant Colonel does not intend to starve either himself or hisfriends in his new place of abode for a tew short days. The lowest ti rm of imprisonment lhat the Court can inflict, is two years in the State prison, at Sins ^rig. Petitions are already in circulation to induce t!i? Governor to grant n pardon. Cask ok Coi.t.?All sorts of rumors were tn|circu. latioti yesterday relative to the suicide of Colt, and many of those who had not perused the ci'y press, still doubted that he was dead Tae vicinity ol the j pri-on was occupied here and there with little knots <>l persona enquiring unxiousiy, uud doubting as t< his late, Bets were offered and taken on Friday, that he world not be hung; and one gentleman, connected with the theatrical proh ssion, ; won ?>'1>0 on the result. There is much contrariety 1 "t opinion as to the course of die rurill, many blaming him lor allowing Colt to be alone, and others contending that as it was the man's last dying request, he could not refuse it. The general opinion is, that the immediate friends and relatives ol Colt knew his intention to commit suicide, and the tact of their parting with him at one o'clock in the day, when he had three hours yet to live, would appear to confirm this opinion. There were upwards of live hundred persons within the walls of the prison, waiting to witness the execution, which forms a curious reflection to the idea of a private execution, as contemplated by the legislature. The cell in which Colt had been confined, was thoroughly examined yesterday, and his clothing and oilier et celeras removed to the coroner's office to he given to li.s brother. A small buck horn handled pen knife, was found in the drawer of the table of the cell, and a pair of small scissors, nearly new, with eitherof which he could have committed suicide during the time lie was left alone in his cell I on Frioay. Dr. Antlion had supposed that Colt would have left some paper or writing in his cell lor hispurticular eye, or that of the public, but no such paper was found. An investigation will take place in a day or two, before which all the persons who have entered Coil's cell, and have been with him alone, will be arraigned. In addition, the particulars relative to the attempted bribery or the deputy keepers rf the City Prison hv Colt's friends til allow him Iin female clothing, as well as the peculiar reasons for removing him from the hands of Col. Jones, the keeper of the City Prison, Hnd placing him in that of the Sheriff", and the second attempt at bribery as proposed to one of the deputy sheriffs, should also I oe investigated. These, and other mysterious and yet hidden transactions, must all be exposed, and we should not be astonished to see some action taken by the Common Council of our city on this subject to-morrow evening. The body of Colt has been placed in one of the vaults of St. Murk's Church, as previously notir ed, only until arrangements can be made to forward it to his place of birth, in Connecticut, where it is to be finally interred. Tiik Marriage of Coi.t.?Nothing, perhaps,' in the whole career of Colt, has excited more attention, particularly among the females of our city, than the marriage of Colt to Caroline ITenshaw, within a few hours of the time fixed for this execution. The fact that Colt had never proffered marriage before the hour when he knew his fate was fixed, and the consent of Caroline Henshaw to unite in matrimony with a man destined for the scaffold, has naturally created much discussion and enquiry, as to the causes that could have produced such an extraordinary result. From circumstances that have recently come into njr possession, we have every reason to believe that Colt was married to Caroline Henshaw in Philadelphus before the murder of Adams took jilace in this rity. After this deed was committed, it became necessary that she should he used as a witness, and knowing that h> r testimony could not be received, as the wife of Colt, she. was introduced as plain Caroline Henshaw, and forihe purpose of carrying out the deception, as originally practised, the marriage ceremony was again performed, in order to blind the eyes of the world to the previous transaction. This will fully account for the commission of an act that, under any other circumstances, appearg perfectly inexplicable. In case an investigation i? commenced in this city relative to the extraordinary cause of his death, certain developments will he made relative to the marriage that will astound the community. We therefore call upon the gentlemen in Philadelphia to speak out. Arrival of Winter?We have had two days of legitimate winter weather. It set in nbout nine o'clock on Friday morning, and the wind has been cold and blustering ever since. Mercury went down four degrees below the freezing point, and made plenty of ice throughout the city and vicinity. t>vercoats and blankets of the thickest kind eame into immediate requisition, noses received a roseate hue, and the consumption of coal increased thirty-three and a third per cei t. The cold wind came blowing from off large fields of snow at Tarrytown and oilier places north and west of ihis. Indeed mow has recently fallen at Philadelphia, Concord, N. H., at several places in Ohio, at Quebec, at Buffalo, and other points, completing a large circle round New York. What was rain here on Thursday was snow on the Catskills. The wind, too, came in strong as well as in cold blasts, and the poor mariners on our coast must have suffered some, within the last forty-eight hours. So heavy, indeed, was the wind, that the eastern steamboat mail had not arrived at eight o'clock last night, and probably did not reach the city till late, thereby causing some anxiety to be felt by many. Editorial Courtesies in the West.?The following, from the St Louis Ledger, is a beautiful specimen of the editorial courtesy in the far West: ? The Swartwotttiso Editor or the Mocnd City ?We learn from the Clerk of the President, that this ban;scoundrel left th.it bo it at Memphis, Tennessee, in company with his mm Friday (Waters.) He entered hims- lt on th- Register as IVatkrric Co., we suppose the o her members of the firm are Doolitile Ac /.eg-it. The citizens of T' nnessee could not catch in their State a more fit or deserving subject to ex-rcise Judge Lynch's code on After winning the hand of a most estimable lady, and by her obtaining consi lerable property, he treated her in the most base and unmanly manner during the time of their sojourn toge her, and heartles-ijy deserted her in this city, in almost a destitute situation. His conduct ha; no doubt crushed every feeling of love, that his -arly professions had implanted in her bosom?and so it should. Le may be easily known by his personal appearance. and if you see a short man with a blue black (rock coat "on, wearing a pair of ugly blue *l>ectaclc(?, and no bowed down with rascality that he looks like a tiro-ltfrgcd malr with h mound on hi* back, boring his way through a (ogof evil deeds, be sure that you see the halftoning editor and proprietor of the Mound City. We advise those that catch him. to construct a balloon fornn internal flight and send him in it to the d?I Naval.?The U. 9 ship Independence, fltg ship | ol the Home S|uadron, sailed from F3oston on Tuesday morning, reached the Hook Thursday evening, having made the run in about fifty three hours, although the wind was generally light and varying. The following are the names of the officers attached to her Commodore Charles Stewart; Capt. Silas H- Stringham, commanding; Lieutenants James T llotnans, F. A Deaa James Findley Schenck, James 8 Palmer, Francis Huger, Albert A Holcomb ; J. J B Wslbach, Acting Master; Passed Midshipman James 8 Biddle; Fleet Surg eon,Jamea M. CJreen; Lisuienant John 8. Devlin, commanding officer of Marines; Purarr.F B Stockton; Chaplain, Joseph Stockhridge; Professor ot Math matics, Jsmes Major; Cosmo lore's Secretary .Charles T. Stewart, fassed(Aiais<ant Surgeons, Robert Woodworth and Jamea M. Minor; Passed Yfidahioman, Jamea W Ripley, John Q Ailamt I >hn P Bankhead; Midshipmen, A J Mitchrll, H 8t i?-orge Hunter, Oscar Badger. D Phenia.C Woolley, A (.1 F.noa, A. 8. Monroe, Jame* K Jnelt, J. II March, D A ctteever, E C (Jenelt, H C O. Shaw, C. H. Wella, o. P 1 Welch; Roatawnin, Mionel Hall; Onnner, VV. H.Brown; arpenter, John Haintmw; Sailmakei , Jamea Fra/ier, aplam'a Clerk,Charles Itenni? Purser's I lerk, Joaeph VI. Salter, The Mary C. Hogera Myitery?Examination of Mr*. I.oss' Boya yesterday at Jerary City. The examination was held before Stephen II. Rutkins. Esq .Justice. It was conducted on the parte! the prosecution, by L. L). Hardenbursrh, K?q , the District Attorney. Counsel for prisoners, N. Cluse, M Ojfden, and T.W. James, Esqrs. There were preseut, James G. King, Esq., Mayor Alexander, ol . rsey City, R. Gilchrist, county clerk; E. R.V. V right, E.-q., and several magistratas. Judge Lut.13 i tiered every facility to the Herald's re|>o*trr The follow ing is a copy ot the affidavit made before Judge Luikins, U|>on which the two boys were urreated and imprisoned last Monday. Statf. ok New Jkh'i r, HutJios Coc>ty. si Person rill v appeared litTon aJiwtic- of the P<-aceof laid cotiutv, Gilbert Marritt, ol s.ml cotmiy , in tm- State of Ne* J i--> who being duly sworn bv me, depoieth anil ?si h 1 b.it <R th - in nitli <>f July, 1841, lie (this ilepnneui) ;i? a magi*. ti ate. hM an inqne-t on the ho ly of Marv C. Roger* at Hohok-n, in -aid county of 11 u-taon, who thin deponent believei wi> murdered ; and this de|?onent further saith, that I'r mi inform ition he hai obtained, and (acta in hi) im"ae??ion, ho verily believes that the murder of the ?aid Mary C. Rngi-ri, wa* perpetrated in a houie at Weehawken, called ' the Nick Moore Houae," then kept by one Frederica Lo*j ali * KellenbaracU, (now deceased) an I her three aons, to wit?Oscar Kellenbarack. Cbarlca Kellenhnrack, and Ossian Kellenbarack, all three df whom this deponent hfla reaaon to lielieveare worthless aad profit gate characters ; and this deponent further saith, that he has just reason to believe *hat the said sons and their mo ther, k pt one of the most depraved and debauched houses in New Jersey, and that all of them had a knowledge of, wero accessory to, and become participators in the murder of said Mary C. Rogers, and the concealment of her body. GILBKRT MERRITT. Sworn aud subscribed the 14th of November, ltM-J, before me, Stii-hcs H. Lutkivi, Justice of the Peace. The examination was conducted by his Honor Mayor Morris, ea: gratia, i Mrs- Nancy Ludlam, being sworn, (the oath administered required any and all information touching and concerning the death of Mary C. Rogers) says :?I was with Mrs Loss for nine days alter she was shot ; I did not on any occasion during her sickness hear her say a word about Mary 0. Rogers?not in English ; she might have said something in German. She was crazy, or delirious ?raved terribly?talked ol some female whom she imagined to be present; thought her an evil spirit: would CTy out Shoo away !" " shoo away !" Jcc., but called no name. I never heard the boys say any thing about a secret to be kept On that Sunday (25th July, 1811, the day of Mary C Rogers' death) in the afternoon, I saw a female and a young man coming down from the mountain, followed by four others ; two of the four had on light jackets : they carne down on to the turnpike. The lady had on light clothes nnd a straw bonnet; it was about opposite to my house where they struck the turnpike. This was after the shower, My daughter-in-law said she could not be any great things, to be followed by such fellows; I was at home that evening all the time. A lew days after, I walked down to Mrs. Loss' house; while 1 w as there we were discoursing about Mary C. Rogers ; it was while Mrs. Loss was gathering up chips; she talked about the bull, which she was nfraid had gored one ef her boys On the evening of the25ih July, after milking, she [Mrs. Loss,] went to pick up some chips?heard screams?thought a bull had been injuring her sons?she went up towards Lud lam's house to find her child, and met the boy returning. Witness asked her how she come to keep the clothes in the house so long before she informed of it 1 She answered, that she supposed snmetning nutni turn up to make them more usef ul than if she had handed them over atones: she was sorry she had not burnt the clothes, as ner sister wanted her to do, and thus there would have been no fuss about it. Mrs. Loss* son Oscar had been at my house that evening. That is all I know about it; can't think of any thing more. I shall ever think that was her coming down from the mountain. [I-?Has any thing been said to you about #50 offered by anyone for any purpose! A.?I never heard any thing about it. Q,.?Did Mrs. Loss state why it would have "saved her trouble" to have burnt the clothes'? A.?No. The name of that sister was Louisa Van Draler. Mr. James Ludlam?I reside under the hill at Weehawken, above Hnboken; I have not before been examined ; I recalled the Sunday 25lh July, ISII ; I was about home that day and evening; 1 have thought a good deal about the occurrences of that day ; 1 heard no screams or cries. On the morning the mother died, Oscar, one of the boys, told m* the secret would now come out, and that the secret was about a receipt to cure the rheumatism I was with Mrs. Loss every day during her sickness?she raved?I did not understand what she said?she was delirious; I heard nothing about #50. Mr. .Iamf.s Lttdlam, Jr., (son).?Have been examined before; I have heard nothing more about tne death of Mary C. Rogers ; have never heard the two hoyssav anything about the death of M. C. R.; nor about #50; 1 know nothing more about it at all; I heard my brother-in-law say the boys told him that now th?- great secret would come out. Henry Fredericks.?I lived at Hackensack when Mary C. Rogers was murdered; was at Mrs. Loss's when she was sick; when Oscar was going to Jersey City for the Doctor, he told me that the great secret would cottie out now that his mother was going to die; he said he should tell Dr. Gautier all about the great secret; never heard any of them say anything about the Mary C. Rogers affair; the elder son said that loose characters had been at his mother's house; he had looked through the keyhole and seen incm Anthony Ludlam ?Am son of James Ludlam ; have been living at Hohoken On the 25th of July I was one of the jurymen when the inquest was held on the dead body. The second son of Mrs. Loss, when the mother was going to die, said a great secret would now come out after his mother's death; Mrs. Lose, while sick, would say, " take her away," &c.; she talked all sorts of nonsense. Mr. James Stephens ?Never before examined in relation to the death of Mary C. Rogers; have known these boys for ten years; smart active boys; never heard the boys say anything at all about the Mary C. Rogers aflair; was home on the 25th July; not at home when she was found: knows nnthine at all about the affair. Jamks Lek.?Reside at Weehawkin, under the hill, at Mr. Ludlain's ; lived there at the time of Miss Rogers' death ; passed bv the place where her clothes were found ?between 7 and 8 o'clock?after the rain?after sunset; but heard nothing, nor saw anything at all; was driving my cows home; the sun might have been set half an hour when I first passed Mrs Loss' house to go after the cows, the bull was left on the meadow; he was not with my cows that night; when I got home the cows were in the ya'd: they went on a little ahead of me, and I followed on leisurely after them; I was at home that evening, but heard nothing; no noise, nor anything at all; nor did I hear any one else say that he heard any noise ; have not heard Mrs. Loss' boys say anything at all about the matter. CiuRi.KsW.KF.f.t.F.NBARRACK,(son of Mrs.Loss.who had been divorced rom a man by that name,and assumed the name of Loss, her maiden name.) [The Mayor assured this boy that no har n should coine to him for anything which he might say, tha t he might fearlessly tell the whole truth] I am the second boy , I was examined before Justice Merritt, when my mother was examined; 1 and my brother found the clothes ; I know nothing more than what I betore told you at the other examination ; I carried over the clothes and handed them to I>r. Cook ; I often saw the man Crommelin after the death of the girl Q ?What secret was that which you snoke of! A.?1 stated to Fredericks that my mother would die, and then would know ihe big secret, nil about the dead people, what became of them after they were ilend ; that is all what I meant by it, whenever I have said it to any one ; Henry Fredericks, I believe, knew what I meant by it; I have never heard that any one came to our house os that 25ih July for assistance. Dr. Cook talked with me on the day of the inanest about this subject; a?ked<mo' if Mayor .Morris had seen and talked with me; nothing was siitf about the secret which would come out. Mv mother had a great many receipts for all kind of things; she has got a receipt for rheumatism; she has got lots of them of all kinds. My mother proposed to my sister that she would take the clothes over to the Mayor; it might lead to the discovery of the murder ; my aunt wanted her to burn the clothes; never have known any sick person brought to my mother's House tone auenueu upon; i saw me noy wnocnmf down here niter the doctor, and Henry Fredericks wan with me ; in every instance, whenever I may have spoken of the great secret, 1 have always meant that mi/ mother would know irhm the dial, what btramt of the lonJt of people who Hint, i did not see ray mother till the third dav alter the wound; when my mother was sick she talked Herman, and English, and all sorts of languages; did not any a word about Mary C. Roger*, or mention her name; her talk was all about the ill-treatment of her rela tions, becaus- they treated her so bad; I understand Herman, and all my mother said ; we never took any lodgers at our house; had no accommodationfor'strangers; and then we did not like to, because <ve were alone; I did not mean, nor say that I, 01 e, who were alive, would now find out the big secret, but that my mother would find it cut. There w is no one sick at my mother's when' the clothes were found and handed to Dr. Cook; I believe their was some one sick at Mrs. Mount's but am not certain There is no garret to Mm Mount's house?there are rooms in the second story ot Mrs. M's; their is nr place in her house where any one can go behind the chimney: nor is there any such place in out house My mother brought the clothes down stain and gave them to Dr.Cook ; this was the first tintt Dr. Cook ever saw ihem; they were given to him in the bar-room; they were brought down after the Doctor came down. [ rhis boy says he will be 18 the 29th Nov ] Ossian H .VV KellenhaRRaok.?Was'examined before Justice Taylor in New York. Hince that time I have discovered no elite, nor nothing at all, nor h-ard any thing Iroin any one else, which will give my light about the death of Mary Rogers; knew of no oite ever being brought to our house to receive attendance ; don't know that my mother acted ns midwife in any cuaeijfie accret tnUctd about teat to tell Dr.Gautierhoiv to curt the iheumatiem ; my mother said she would tell the Doctor how to cure the rheumatism ; this was when she was sick ; she said it to a number of persons in the room ; my father iound it out; something about a steam pipe to go from over a kettle: don't know anything at all which will throw any light on the subject. Oscar Kki.lkmiakkaC k? Has hern examined before Wiisnt home 011 that 25(hJuly towards night. In resect to the secret, mv mother, after she was inl ired, und before she became delirious, said to me, " I mean to tell Dr Gautier th" secret? irftuf trill rure him of the rheumatism " 1 told this to Duct G :he same day of her death. The Doctor asked me what th- secret was 1 and I told him 1 did not know what it was : I don't know who told Dr G that my mother had a secret to tell him My little brother told me what the secret was. The secret was a receipt to cure the rheumatism. 1 told it to Mr (i 91 Tf r T VlDi t irf l X i I t I IWOO n n was on" ai/?lr persons came to my mother's house, as boarders to l>e cured ; I was with my mother during her last illness Sh talked all sorts oi things. My mother preferred Dr. Gautier to Dr. Cook to attend her ? Have never heard anything of a story about $50; have heard stories that people guessed the clothes were brought from New York und left there. On that evening I was out driving away an ox. My mother

came out and called me?she thought I had been hurt. I returned home. Know oi nothing which will throw any light on the subject. Dr Gautikr.?At lloboken, 6 or 7 days before Mrs Loss's death, I heard a story about a grand secret which would now come out, and I thought I would "ell a white lie to the oldest boy in order to get at it ; I feigned the 6tory therefore to him that his mother had a secret, ana that she promi-ed to tell it to me. bu- could not because she became delirious ; ana that 1 wanted those boys, if they knew anything about the secret, to tell me what it was. Oscar said he did not know of anything excepting it might be something about a change of life?(his mother was about forty years old) "No," said 1, "I rather think it was something about Mary C. Rogers"; he said it could not be, as his mother had already told all she knew about it; this was just after his mother's death; I first discovered what this secret was after the boy was in prison, when 1 went round to see him on Tuesday morning ; this was the same boy Oscar; 1 asked him what he was in there for 1 He said that Merritt had put him in there on account o( Mary C, Rogers ; he said his brother Os^ian had found out what the secret was, and ihat it was a receipt to cure the rheumatism ; this was the first time that I lound out that this sec et, so much talked about, was a receipt to cure the rheumatism; 1 had no conversation with Dr. Cook about it, except when 1 was riding up in the waggon, when 1 asked him as to the propriety of taking this course with the boys (telling the white lie) to get at the secret; Dr. Cook approved of the course. Mrs. Loss died on Wednesday morning of last week, and I made an examination that same day?the inquest was held the next day; I have been the family physician of Mrs. Loss for some fifteen years : have known her all that time; I always thought she bore a good character; everything wwb very correct, moral, and good. She was an accomplished woman; and I never saw any thing derogatory to her character. She was an exemplary woman ; I took special pains to ascertain it in her delirious moments she said anything about Mary C. Rogers, or if at any time the name of M. C. R. when pronounced suddenly aud loudly,would produce any effect upon her. The experiments were tried and no effect was elicited, showing that she knew nothing at all about it. [This testimony of Dr. Gautier, respecting Mrs. Loss' character, was elicited at the special request of Nelson Chase, Esq, counsellor at law-] When the examination of witnesses was closed, the boys were discharged from arrest and went home. The mayor then requested that the room might be cleared, as he wished to have a private conversation with Justice Lutkins. This was done. It is understood that there is something more of deep and overwhelming interest yet in the wind. The magistrates are on the scent, and these investigations will not end here. Gilbert Merritt, Esq. informed us that there is no truth whatever in the article published in the Tribune, and copied into some of the other papers, respecting this affair. Politics in Canada.?The politics of Canada are in as amusing a state of laughable confusion as they are in the States, or in England. The world is certainly nothing but olla podrida at best. Take the following from a Montreal paper, the "Commercial Messenger":? " It is very amusingto mix promiscuously w th the sovereign people just now. A man havin" friends or acquaintances of all shades of political opinion, sees tne most exquisite drollery of conduct. The British people hereabout are absolutely turned topsyturvy. There has been such a revolution in sentiment as never was known in this part of the world before. Those who were most fierce against let jxitriolet some few short moons ago, are now as mi'd towards them as Molly to her lover. We think the Millenium must be near at hand. The tiger and the kid are lying down together. The red-hot, and something hotter, Volunteer of 1837 and 1838, snivels and 'raternises with the men he oace pursued as the bloodhounds did the Seminoles. He is just as hot now the other way One hardly knows who's who, nnw a-days. The true-blues, generally, are in awful rages; there are many of them, however, who have too much wit to be in a rage. These last amuse themselves by making game of the former. They tell the last, and tell them truly, that things are not one half so bad as they look ; but the John Bulls a 1ways look at the gloomy side of things, and the y are determined to be miserable. These swear consumcdly against the French A large number, howevr, are laughing, so as almost to crack their sides. One of these said to us the other dav : " The antics of the French just now remind me of him who tries to hold a pig by a well-soaped tail." "How so 1" said we " Because," said he, " they are chasing the pig Nationality, and although the tail has slipped through their fingers every day for the last fifty years, they are just as hot in pursuit of the quadruped now as they were when tney began the race." We think this is the prevailing idea among the sensible British of Lower Canada, and hence it is, we hear so much laughing all around us. There is not one British man in a hundred in Montreal who cares a snap of his finders about politics, and they would'nt bother themselves about them at all, if the French would hut let them alone. They cry out as the merchants of La Rochelle did to Colbert, " Let us alone," for tliey are almost all together business men; and we have no hesitation whatever in saying, had Monsieur Papineau but given them Registry Offices twenty years since, and freed them from the seigniors' tyrant grasp, they would never have both-red themselves with politics at all. They would have allowed that worthy patriot to have worn his striped trowsers of itnffe du ;?oy*, or have allowed him to harangue the sans r lolttt, without any inexpressibles at all. in peace ami without trouble, if he had knocked down the tyrant seignior, and set up the fraud-preventing offices alluded to; and though last, not least, freed them from the cahots. This he wouldn't do. The con sequence was that Johnny Bull hereabouts hated Johnny Crapeaux much as Robin Burns has written the Hielandman haied the French? TUce in his hand a Hieland gill. Hay, inch ii Royal Giordie'a will, And thrre'ithe foe! He haa nae thought hut how to kill Twa at a blow. Hut now that we have had the poor devils down, weought ;to be satisfied ; and nave no objection they should so chase the pi* with the slippery tail, alluded to above. We believe this to be the prevailing feeling among the British of Montreal, and if the Ministry at Kingston will but do what Monsieur Papineau ought to have done (but which he wouldn't do), upset the detested feudal dues to the seignior, maintain the Registry Offices upright, and prevent the cakots spreading into the District of Montreal from the lower Districts, they have nothing whatever to apprehend from Constitutional Associations or Doric Clubs. A word to the vise is sufficient Reform is what the British want, and tr.e sooner they get it the better for the majority. oo The U. S. Ship of war Independence, ia at present at anchor down in the Lower Bay, and mav he expected up in the .course of the forenoon, or at high water. Chatham Theatre?A host of admirable entertainments are offered for Monday evening. Bendine, the famous rope dancer, appears for the first lime in some years. The grand spectacle of the ' Last Days of Pompeii," is to be produced in a style of surpassing grandeur, and with the entire strength of Thorne'aexcellent company?Mr. J. R. Scott as Lydon, and Mrs. Thome as the beautifu' i blind flower girl. "Hell on Earth" concludes the ' evening's performances?and as they are for the [ benefit of that delightful actress, Mrs Thome, nn ? overflowing house will he the result. [From the Spirit of the Time* ] The Great Sai^e at Andalusia?Full Particit1-aun?We mentioned yesterday the sale by the Sheriff of Bucks county, of Nicholas Biddle's magnificent country seat at And. 1 uaia, and the singular appearance* which attended n We are now lul y informed of the whole transaction. The facta are these. and they may be depended upon as true to the very letter. I Andalusia, is perhaps one of the loveliest s[>ots in nature, and thousands upon thousands of dollarhave been lavished upon it, in order to increase its attractions, its productiveness, and its value. It. estimated worth is about two hundred thousand dollars. There are three mortgages upon it. The first is a mortgage dated 20th Aprr, 1814, for seveni teen tiimmund iloll.ira. to Mr. .Miller, executor ol John Craig, Esq., th?* father-in-law of Nicholas Middle. The second is a mortgage to John Gibhs for ten thousand dollars, ot about the same date Tire third is a mortgage dated 28th July, 1841, in favor of the son ol Nicho'as Hidd e, tor one hun dred and three thousand one hundred and thirtythree dollars 33 cents Upon the first mortgage of 917,000, which is now held in trust for Mrs. Middle, no interest had been paid Irotn its date u to the time of suing out the writ ofSci Fa. The writ was duly served on Mr. B. He did not appear, and of course judgment was entered by default for forty thousand and three dollars 25 cents, being the amount of the mortgage with interest, costs, Jcc. The execution was issued. The sale took place a few days ago There were only a few persons present, most of whom were relatives of the family. All the necessary private arrangements had been made with the Sheriff. Mr. Fox?late Judge Fox?was there as the attorney for the trustees of Mrs Biddle, and he bid in the whole estate for Mrs Biddle, the lady of Nicholas Biddle, for eight thousand dollars ! At this stage of the proceedings, a new actor appeared in the scene. One of Mr Biddle's urivate creditors, Mr James H. Deaa, of this city, who had supplied Mr. B. with tin ware, kitchen range, &c , for his elegant mansion in Spruce street between Seventh and Eighth, had placed his bill, amounting to if 137, in the hands of William It. Dickereon, Esq., an active, shrewd and talented young attorney of the Philadelphia bar, who formerly resided in Bucks, and stiil continues to practice in that county. Mr Dickerson presented himself before the Court of Bucks county, as the representative of Mr. Deas and his claim, and petitioned the Court to grant a rule upon the purchaser of the Andalusia estate, to show cause why the saie made by the Sheriff of Bucks should not be set astaC.- He assigned the following reasons. . 1st. Thatthe^ property sold for #8,000, Dcfnf? >e88 than one-eigth its value. 2d. That the sale was illegal and fraudulent as to creditors, th*re being no bidders thereat. 3d. That the mortgage, judgment and execution were fraudulent, and void as to creditors, itec. The application was resisted by John Fox, Esq , i who purchased the property as attorney for the trus tees of Mrs. Biddle. lie seemed to evince a great deal of feeling, and in rather unbecoming terms declared that the contents of >he petition were fal-e. He made some strong appeals to the Court to sustain him, but in vain. The manner of Mr. Fox called forth a severe rebuke from Mr Dickerson. which he gave in a style not only creditable to himself, but to the profession. Mr. Dickerson, in a powerful speech of a few minutes, aroused the indignation of the audience towards the acta of Mr Biadle and the Bank of the United States. He read a lesson to the Court of Bucks county, such as we hope he will read in the city of Philadelphia, for the bene ht ol the widows and orphans, as well as those combined together in this affair. He exhibited to the Court the mortgage in favor of the son of Mr. Biddie far $103,133 33, of July, 1841, and the other in favor of .his wife, for $40,003 26, upon which the prooerty had been sold. when Mr- Dicker3on concluded, the Court granted the rule, and pastponed the acknowledgment of the deed of sale until next February term. The nsxt day Mr Dickerson's claim of $157 for his client, Mr. J. H. Deas, was promptly paid, in order to get rid of his petition. Of course it was withdrawn, but hearing ot Mr. D's success, another creditor put into his hands a claim against Mr. Biddle for upwards of $4,000, to be collected in a similar manner. These are the plain facts of the case, and we leave the reader to draw his own inference. City Intelligence. Another Batch of Counterfeits?On Thursday evening, afresh "boodle*" of$5 notes of the fraudulent Tenth Ward Bank, altered to that of the Greenwich, were put in circulation, and on Friday two women named Mary Gibson alias Hennessy, and Mary Earle alias Shepherd, were arrested and taken before the upper po iice, on a charge of passing one of these notes to Mrs. Jane Tillotson, 113 Suffolk street, io payment for a loaf of bread. Upon examination, Hennessy confessed that she pasted the note, but bad received it from a man sho m-t in the street, who accompanied her to a certain house in Mott street Shepherd denied all knowledge of the transaction, but merely stated that she knew Hennessy, and had met her accidentally in the street, and went into the baker's shop while she bought a loaf of bread. She stated that she was a widow, and had resided for the past two years at the house of Charles Jeroloman, in Goerck street. She was discharged, and Hennessy committed foi trial. Soon after, Valentine Seer, grocer, of li7 Suffolk street, entered complaint against a eartman named William Gildsrsleeve, for passing one of the same description upon IU pa^ IUCIII IVi JMCV.C V* I1C?U pvi?i \J U UCIU? arrested, he hail $11 in good money, and eleven shilling! in small change in his pockets, thus , showing that there was no necessity on his part to change a $5 note for so small an amount- He also told several contradictory stories at the Upper Police office, relative to the manner in which he received the $6 note, and was ' finally, fully committed for trial. Oildersleeve is a native 1 of Huntington, L. I-, and has recently resided in Sixth 1 street, between avenue D and C. He has a brother who | was arrested some time since for a similar otfence, but | discharged for want of sufficient testimony to convict. Value or a New York Herald?On Friday morning, in our city intelligence, we published an account of tha arrest oftwo men at Belleville, N. J., with a large quantity of dry goods in their possession, supposed to have been stolen. The result was that the owner, Mr. J. Jones, of this city, whose store had recently been robbed, visited Belleville, and identified the goods. The two thieves were lodged in the City Prison on Saturday evening by officer Relyea of the Lower Police, who is a dead set on a thief or burglar by day or night. Found Drowned.?The body of a man whose name is unknown, was found at the foot of Peck Slip on Saturday morning. He had been in the water for some length of time, and was dressed in a dark mixed dress coat, coarse pants, with brogans and stockings upon his feet. He appeared to be about 4b years of age, but there were no marks either on his clothes or person that would lead to the discovery of his name. Cut his Throat with a Chisel.?On Thursday morning a man named Robert Darns, a hativeoi Ireland, and a single man, was found in a shad at Morrisiana with his throat cut, and a carpenter's chisel, with which he had committed the act, lying by his side. He had not sue. ceeded in taking his life, and was immediately brought to the City Hospital, where he expired on Friday. He could not speak after committing the deed, but communicated his wishes by writing until the hour that he expired. He gave no cause tor the act. Small Turnips?A black fellow named Bill Patterson, walked into the store of Jeremiah Stillwell on Saturday and clinching a pair of gaiter boots, started full run up Walker street, when tome one clinched him, and the Tombs closed on him till Tuesday. Bill Jones pounced on a pair of duck pants belonging to Tom Murphy, and was committed for his trouble. Staling from a Fire?Watchman John Wright arrested two men named Thomas Dufty and James O'Brien, on Friday evening, for stealing some copper pipe aud a copper tioiler from the corner of Delancy and Rivington streets, during the fire on the same evening. The articles stolen were found in the yard of the thievea, and belong (vl to Daniel Casey. Miacnica or Tobacco Ciikwiko?One Join Jackaon, having not tbe fear al juitice before hi* eyes, and being also an inveterate chewer of tobacco, thruat one of hii handi into the pocket of William Miller, of ft Vandewater street, to obtain a chew of hia favorite weed, and drew forth $30 in bank note*, that Miller had jo?t received from Warren Stearna to pay hia rent with. Jackaon denied the loll impeachment, refused to give op the monev, and was aent to priaon to prove hia innocence before a jury of hia country. Jor Sumii Caught at Laav.?A young colored raacal of th is name, who haa recently hung out at 148 Church street, waa lodged in the city priaon Saturday on actiarge of atealing two overcoata, a dreaacoat, and a pair of boon, from Charier Rickev, of 81 Courtlandt atreet, on the 31 inat. Smith had acted aa a waiter in the houie, and waa arrouted rome weeaa alnce on a similar charge, but \vn? discharged for want of testimony. He confessed the thelt, and one of the coats was found upon hia back. All of the others he said he had given toCharley Anderson, another black fellow, who waa recently aent to the State priaon. CohioBATUt.iT 108.?We feel pleasure in announcing that the lait of a long itring ol pugilist* brought up under the able ami scientific tutelage of Deaf Burke, and other professors, who were induced to visit this country on the strength ot sun Iry representations that the Yankee* were "death on boxing," have taken their departure for the land of their nativity. Among the number we And Winchester, the " Biistoi" pet, and " Johnny the Greek-" Nrw Oslkaiss.?Passengers for this port are being convey ed thither for three dollars a head, lor steerage passage ?second cabin, very little more. Mobilk?A considerable increase on the number of winter visiters to this tine city, has taken place during the present fall. Formerly, parties preferred taking passage for New Orleans, and thence through Lake Ponehartraln; hut the accommodation offered by the Mobile liners are tempting. _____ BsminasTtoi*?The Hotinguer, which sailed y est err! ay for Liverpool, carried out upwards of two hundred pa* rngrrs, the vast majority of whom did not pay more than four dollars each, for passage money?cheap enough in all ;onacience. The North America, which sailed with the isme tide, took upwards of one hundred and filty, at equally low rates. I WBBBBBX-ljJ Penn Van. [Con*?pomle lice of th? Herald] Pen.n Yan, Yates Co., Nov. 16, 1842. State of Things in Penn Yan? Their Troubles?Indictments?Recovery?Coming up again. J.G. Bennett, Esq :? Seeing by your pa|>er, that you, as a sort of patriarch of the press, have nt heart the interests of nil communities west of the AMantic, and administer a |>ortinn of reproof or encouragement in due season, as the same is needful to suppress vice or promote virtue, I send you a few particulars in regard to the affairs of this portion of your great family. And first in regard to your children, the merchants and business men here, who were for a longtime [touting, because about a year ago you administered a little laiherly correction to them by way of amending their manners and customs. They now many of them, see that your motives were good and lustinable; and returning to filial duty, doubtless by this time, consider you not an enemy, but a friend. Your publication in December last, has been productive of good effects ; with nearly all, the business system of long credits has changed to that of ready pay, and with one or two exceptions, perhaps, those now remaining in business are entitled to entire confidence and credit. If there are any yet inimical to you, are tney not, almost necessarily, surn as were hit by the arrow of truth, and are still writhing under the infliction of a wound 1 The furnishing to you of a circular from the merchants of this place by a merchant in the city lor publication, is of itself sufficient proof of the light in which some at least of the New York merchants view that iniquitous system of espionage charged by you a year ago, and now proven to the world by the certificate of the tnerchanis of Penn Yan. The drive at Mr. Jones was made at the wrong man, for he is said to lie more independent in his circumstances, than any other merchant here. Yet, this is not the only instance of false espionage, and injury of business standing in Western Nevy York, through the same agency, for others are dailv coming to light. Had not the merchants in New York, who do not publicly repudiate Tappan's references, better send an agent to Boston to forestall the western merchants there, and thusdrive them back again to your city J What say your city lawyers to Tappan's western pets, and especially to that change of agents, which adopts a new one to put the screws to a former one, who h.id 100 much good sense to lend himself to ihe measures of political fanatical abolitionism 1 its to Mr Tappan's reply to the merchants circular puli islied by Vpu, who cannot see with half an ,.yt- di i mo-8? of it was written by the " respectable iiv rc..',M!" P'n.n Yan, (from whom he says he di-r ved i hat in.' >rma,i?n. which for the credit of the I g.lp-ofeseioa the.""- ?h?Jf might fain wish were tiu ) and sent to Lewis . appan for signature and publication- "The woundeu "'embling hand betrays distempered brains." ,. , The western banks now remaining, the I enn Yan merchants, have, by the propriety ?' ,J1<!11r course during ti?e past year, and tne steady cou.a"" ment of their discounts, placed themselves upon a sure and permanent footing, while many former nets will doubtless feel the effects severely. In relation to the indictment against the Herald, pending in this county, I can only say, that as far as I can learn, there is no probability of its being tried this term. Your counsel, Messn?. Parsons and Hoogland, have I understand,*put in a sjiecial demurrer to it, and from the pressnre of business now before the court, and the coming circuit of next week, as well as from the nature and importance of the demurrer, Mr. Lewis, the District Attorney, nnsJ Ms nrr/lon Uia aaoAotatn nminunl will KarHlv be able to proceed to the argument this term. Should the language of the article alleged to be libellous, not fully and abundantly of itself, sustain the charge of malice contained in the indictment, or should the indictment itsell be found inapplicable to the same, the court would, of. course, be justifiable in refusing to compel the attendance of (as I am informed) over one hundred witnesses on the part oi the defence, some of whom are expected from the city of New York. A course of lectures has been going on here for some tim* past by Francis Adams, Esq , on the general principles on which all mythology wag based; the last was to have been given last Monday evening. They have been well attended, and enlisted much interest. The subject itself is deeply involved in its own peculiar technicalities, which it would lie hardly fair to infer were increased by an anxiety for display. On Monday morning last the Congregational Church in this village was illuminated by a couple of thunder clouds, which to?k station in front of the altar at about So'clock A M.; and instead of manifesting the usual phenomenon of emitting torrents of water, resolved themselves into man and wife, under the administration of Parson Miner. Mr. John Thomas, a colored gentleman, was then and there married to a "darke ladye" named Miss Catharine Gaton. "Front seats were reserved tor" niggers. From the respectability of the parties, a large number of their white friends and acquaintances attended Thus was master John duly married after the approved style of Messrs. Bennett and Brigden, and like them, immediately went off on a journey. Boston. [Correspondence of the Herald.] Boston, Nov. 17,1812. Dear Bbnnett :? The wish in State street to read the news, on the arrival of a steamer, is only equalled by the crowd that flock round the Herald at the Merchants' Reading Room, when the morning mail comes in. The Acadia brings us nothing new, and but few passengers, and the Caledonia which sailed yesterday, had but eight to Liverpool; the Great Western, no doubt, monopolising the majority. Among the passengers wm the charming Celeste, who has played to crowded houses at the Tremont. What, with lectures, balls, concerts, temperance meetings, and revivals, the Bostonians are likely to havea busy time of it this winter. The first grand civic, military and fancy ball comes off next Wednesday evening, at Winthrop Hall, and all our bucks and belles are on the qui vive of expectation. Almacks will probably be revived at Papanti's Saloon, and several French balls and $oi> ht are on the tapis. Look out for something rich from Boston, for the Herald, ere long. Our staid city is fast imitating New York, the " Fonntain Metropolis," in the umber of itseplendid restaurants and saloons. Among the latest is - | Brigham's Saloon. Concert Hall, which for mag'ificence will vie with Florence's or any of your gilded palaces in Broadway. All New Yorkers must pay the Major a visit and view his tall lamps, which w >re imported from New York at an expense of SotK) ! he theatres are doing nothing since the departure ofC i st-. The National, like the Bowery, has been losing money, the Apollo Saloon is closed, and V'anHenh ff plays to emp y benches at the Tremont. Bo*'on is no place for theatricals, and no other fate awaits them th?n to be transformed into churches, and that at no distant day. The slave case has created a great excitement in the city and State, and next Monday, the trial day, there will doubtless be another attempt at rescue. The election has so elated the abolitionists, that it is actually rich to hear them boast of their exploits. " We have done it," say th?-y, and " Honest T I T-V--.:- I.u I,la u I ,,J " Tk. jonn jL/hvio 111117 ??? %.v.? ?? ?V wo. * uv u^uiu cratic flags are still waving in State street, and the wh'gs confess beat, and are crying out (or quarterBring us no more election news, say they. Harnden's n*w reading room will open soon in the Exchange, and we would recommend him to have two stands devoted to the Herald, as the crowd j which always clusters round it at T?>pliff's, is so 1 great always, that there is no possibility of getting within reach of it. Verhum tat. Yours, <Stc. Arirl. t Baltimore. rCorreipondence or th? Herald. J Baltimore, Nov. 18, 1842. Dear Bennett:? Did you ever see the town of Cumberland in this State 1 If not, you had better report yourself at the rnilroad depot here on Monday next, and be a com)>agnonde voyage with our worthy mayor and members of the City Council, who intend ^isiting that place by invitation of the president and directors of the railroad compaay. You would be delighted with ihe scenery of the whole route, esj?ecially that of Ellicott's Mills, Point of Hocks, and Harper's Ferry, and seldom does such an opportunity ofler to enjoy good company and a quantum tuffirit of " edibles and potables '' Thus, whilst employing one sense in seeing internal improvement, we can ai me i same lime enjoy it physically in another. You would he convinced that Baltimore ia the way to j the weat: and your graphic pen would tell the 1 story, although often told, that would send the whole country, including the "wise men ol the f Kaat," on a pilgrimage to Cumberland. If you wish to see coal, iron, or any other products disemboweljed from mother earth, that is the spot; and if you wish to continue on to the Ohio, you can do so and return to breakfast the next morning. Do come. As to that supper given by '* one of our most extensive (!) merchants" to aome of our Virginia to., bacco manufacturers, referred fo by your corres- ' iiondent, we regret that he was not iherr, for he would have seen the distinguished F. R. 8. (fried, ronsted and stewed) in abundance, young ducks and Id wine thirty years on hand, with all the pomp ind rircumstance of a nabob. " Very little was said 1 about tobacco, but the whole affair squinted horribly

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