Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 1, 1843, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 1, 1843 Page 2
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and hasten to reply to it. although I have not teen \ iMenu, w bo is indisposed, and consequently have not h reference to tin publication to which you have allusic You o?press a Je?ire that I should state my knowledge yo.i til uah whether I know your private and prof? fionnl ch tricter, and whether' it would authorue ai sue ; iipuiationi or suspicion!, aa have heen cast upi you mine article iv:erred to. As 1 have not seen tl article in question, I cannot specifically answer the latt pir-t of the enquiry. I can, however, ami do with gn pleasure say, that I have known you lor a considerab tim. past practiced for several years at the same b w !'h you,and hail frequent opportunities then, and sini 1 left it, of observing both your private and proiessien course?that you appeared to me to he guided on nil occ sionsby a high and nice sense of honor. Your coudu *'jS such 1 believe as to acquire for you the general rc pect and esteem of rour professional brethren, and < this community ; and I may with entire truth add, that i this city, where you are well known, I have never heat th" slightest imputation or suspicion cast upon either yot private or professional character. With respect and esteem, 1 remain, dear sir, Yours, Ac. V. S. HEATH, Judge U. 8. District Court of Maryland. Baltimore, March *19, 1643. \Vm H Norrik, Ac.:? Mi I)kar Sir? Us \ in will h< irla 1 to hear how your friends here r spend to thi denunciations against you in one ol'theNe Vork Journals, I would iwire you, that here, all ml kito?--you, are surprised at your being thus disparag* We linv. know n you through your whole career, as eg mahlr in all relation*, and governed by the nicest sen ot honor? ilevoted as fearlessly as diligently to your Jut Few would be as little supposed to be swayed by any d rogatory influences or partialities in the path of yoi duty, and we, who beBtknow you, beliesethat none Ci be found who with less regard to persons and to cons qucnces, would discharge all trusts connected with tl social order or individual security, so as to vindicate tl supremacy ot the law. it isto be hoped, that the Journal that has so hee lessly ventured its charges or surmises against you, wi retract remarks, which with due knowledge of yourch Meter, never could have been indulged in. 1 am, my dear sir, Yours truly, CHARLES F. MAYER. Baltimore, March 25,1813 Wm. H. Nokbu, Esq., Judge Advocate, &c. :? Mr Dsah Nobrib? 1 seize the first moment alter a severe attack of sicknes to answer vour letter, and to express to you my sense < .he great injnstin which has deem done you by the ed tonal of the Courier and Enquire! of the instant, paragtaph which 1 do not permit myself for one mumei to think was written or sanctioned by Col. Webb, becaui In m mv knowledge of him, I should think hi: incapable of injustice to a stranger, and of course be ii capable of the gross wrong done you by that paragrap] Hi re at home, where vou are known, no man would su pect you for one moment, of anything dishonorable, ui generous or unkind. I hare Hever known any one moi regardless of self, or possessing a purer fame, oramoi unltb miahed 1 eputation, than you enjoy here. And whr knowing, ti< l know, y our relations to this case, it dot amae me th t even personal feeling should prompt an one to make such charges as have been made agaim you. My impressiou i?. that yen are wholly unacquainte with Mi. Spencer. 1 know you were api>ointed by M Upshur without solicitation on your part, and I kno> that you consulted some Inends here about accepting th BpiKMntinent. and that we all advised you to do so : and also know that the idea of your being the tool oi any mn would be revolting to every feeling of your nature. T charge you, too, with acting as a public prosecutor, whet if mv memory serves me, Mr. Duer, early Inthetria), fib a paper, in which he asserts that your office is that of public prosecutor, and not merely an assistant to th court; thus forcing you to occupy this position, and no' censuring you for "the occupation. I need hardly ndi that \ our professional reputation stands as high as that ( any other man of your age in this 8tate. 1 grieve to see you thus assailed; but no man can hoi a prominent position, under any circumstances, w ithot having his motives impugned by those whom malice, in terest, or prejudice can influence to assail them. \ ours, truly, J. GLENN. Baltimore, March 2-2,1643. W. H. Norms, Esq., Jcdoe Advocate. Mv Dear Sis ? 1 have this morning read an arjjcle in the Nets For Courier <}- Enquirer ol the 18th inst, in which your privet nnil iir^fpKRKuiftl r??nntntinn ii mnst i- -?lv ftflsailpri. I cii Cerety lament that your character should have been s much misun lerstood. The writer does himself great inju tice in desiring to place yon in such a false position befoi the public. A more thorough misconception of the cha aoter ot another 1 have never seen than that revealed i so much of the article as relers to you. There are timi when it is not only excusable, but a duty, to avow, face I face, the good opinion that is entertained of a man who assailed; and I consider the present case such an one i makes it a duty of those who know you to speak frankl; With reference to your professional'reputation, it is we' known to have been one of great promise; and it was source of regret to all your friends that you abandone your position at the bar for a residence in the western pat of Missouri, and that it was the desire of every member < the Baltimore bar, (whose good opinion was worth pel sessing.l that vou should return j and that you did youi self great injustice in haviug voluntarily turned asid trom the path before you, that was plainly'leading you t distinction. 1 aid, with equal confidence, that your n turn to Baltimore, after some years absence, was haile with pleasure by your brethren of the profession. As t your private character, 1 have known you a long timi kn l most intimately, and am equally well informed of th estimate placed on you by others, who have had ever opportunity to judge. I have ever considered you as the si nonym of honor, and I do not believe that if the membel of the high and honorable profession to which you helon were polled from Maine to Georgia, that there would 1 found among that honorable hand, (containing so man high and enviable names,1 on'1 to whom the charge of di honora le or dishonest conduct could with less justk apply than yourselt. As to the manner that you ma have* conducted the case entrusted to you, as the Judg Alvorate. I cannot speak of its professional merits or d merits This 1 think, that 1 do know that there is not man living who could safely prompt you to a course oth< than the one dictate 1 hy the honest conviction of yot own judgment Knowing yotir sensibility, I can readil suppose that you feel aggrieved to be charged, amon strangers, with being actuated by unworthy motives i the discharge of your duty. In New York 1 am almost total stranger, so much so that my testimony might i turn require testimony, otherwise 1 should voluntar spire the occasion to disabuse the public mind from th effect of this assault on you, anil place your character i what I esteem bstrue light. That you are an honorah and fearless man, and above the suspicion of being cap ble of doing an act unworthy of a gentleman, is. I believ the opinion of all who have known you from boyhood 1 the present hour. Having thus far relerred to the great injustice done I you, and the entire misconception of your character, cannot but avail myself of the occasion to say that wit reference to the commanding officer of the Somers, m entire sympathies are enlisted with him; and that fror the first development of the facts, I formed an opinio winch lias never been in the slightest degree changed an I that the opinion of the Court ol Inquiry was in ever particular (so far as met the public eye) in conformit; with the one found, and still entertained by Your sincere friend, JOHN B MORRIS, President of Mechanics' Bank ol Baltimore. Balt/mokk, March JJ, 1S-J3. The Grave Digger. "Oi l man ! old man ! for whom digg'st thou this gravel 1 asked, as I walked along, For I saw in the heart of New York streets, A dark and busy throng'Twas a strange wild deed 1?but a wilder wish Of the parted soul to lie 'Midst the troubled numbers of living men, \V ho would pass hitn idly by 1 Bo I amd, "Oi l man, for whom digg'st thou this grave, In the heart of New York town?" And tti d?" jvtoned voice of the digger replied, "W( re a living Croton pipe down I" M n\;co, Tkxqb and Yucatan.?Our advices froi Mexico are to the Jfi'h ult., from Texas to the -It inst. and from Yucatan to the 10th. News to thet d -tea has already been given. Of the three republics Yucatan is in the best, th most favorable condition. Mexico and Texas at both in a bad way, particularly the latter. Thsre probability, however, to judge from present a| pe mnees, that Texas and Yacatan will triump > r the mother country and grow up into |x?wer(i nations. Tney have the elements, which Mexic has not. 1* is clear that Mexico is breaking up and wi soon become Anglo-Saxon We shall see, in afet short years, the total dismemberment of that repub lie by the spread o( American democracy toward t.ape Horn. Mexican republicanism is of too bai barons a nature to exist long, and it must disappea bv the civilizing influence of the settlers from th Northwest and w'ouihwest. Santa Ana was at h country seat at the last accounts, reflecting upon th inevitable result of the semi-barbarism ol his corn try. From Porto Rico.?We learn with pleasure th the ri )>ort of the destruction of Ponce is untru Captain Fry, of the Water Witch, at Baltimore frc Mayagucz, P. |{., states that the occurrence win gave rise to ilie report was nothing more than t destruction by fire of one or iwo old wooden shedi Tiir op on ihk border.? ine arresi Daniel Savage by the English on the Aroontook t< ritory, caused a savage resolution to beintroduc in the Senate 01 Maine again.*! the late treaty a the Hritish. It was dropped, and a more modert one introduced. For Ai.bary.?The steamboat Robert L Steve leaves at A o'clock this afternoon, instead of t morning See advertisement. ( in. Hum; At Wheel ng, on Monday, the I v. r had lour anfl a hall feet wati r in the chann< ,ce running and tailing. At Pittsburgh, on the sat day, there were louricetol water in the channel. !* v YORK HERALD. in. - of >1 U lurk. Salunla) , April 1, 1N43. 2 llrralfl Lltfmry Oepot. I>e All th<* new an J cheap literary publications of the day arc for sale, wholesale and retail, at the Herald Orrica, ile north* est corner of Nassau and Fulton street. ar ? re Memoibs of the Rev. Hamckl Mvnson, and thk RkVil Hcnki Ltman, late Missionaries to the Indian Arrhiaa. pelago?by the Rev. William Thompson. New York, D ct Appleton h Co. s Here is another trainable volume respecting the of islands in the Indian Ocean, full of that kind of infor n mation, which recently has become se neceaaary, on cl arcoulit ot the revolution in the international artairs of ir China. Thi? book is a suitable companion for Philips' " Life of Milne while its low price renJers it ohtaina ble for all persons, without exception, as the volume of one hundred and ninety six pagws is sold lor 1-2J cents. AliI it is equally valuable in the merchants' counting room am' the operatives'work-rhop as in tke Christians' library. For sale at this ofitce. Brande'i Dictionary.?Harper Ik Brothers issue this day, number live of this im)>ortant publication. The whole will be comprised in twelve numbers of 144 pagc3, e- with illustrations, at a4 cents per number. For sale at w this office. Important Political Movements??The t?. " YonnK Democrarte" In the Field I?Na|>oleon Jnst Scaling the Alps. p. Who that has once read can ever have forgotten "r the thrilling description ot Napoleon crossing the great Alpine passes, and climbing that mountain ie barrier, surrounded by the " young democracie" of France ! Who can forget the startling sensations? d- the warm coursing of the blood, which were produced by the narrative of that brilliant victory ot indomitable bravery and perseverance over all but overwhelming obstacles! According to all ani>earances we are about to be favored with a second edition of this exploit of the little Corporal and the fierce masses of young France, on a somewhat smaller scale, indeed, but marked by equal intensi"j ty. The scene of this approaching and glorious i- event will be the city of New York?time, the next ? charter election. The Presidency of the United se States depends on the issue of that election. This ra isnowsettled. Recent movementshavebeen clearh! ly pointing to this position of things, and every api>earance and every symptom now, confirm more e and more the accuracy of our opinion. e By all appearances, the next charter election will be decidedly the most interesting and amusing one y we have had for years, in consequence of the new " parties?the new combinations?the new senara d tions?arid general effervescence of all the elements r; of the "democracie." During the last year ie the ancient Tyler party has been reduced, as ' we have seen, to a single " grease spot and alo most at the same moment that it explodes, leaving u. only that trace behind, a new party starts intoexist'g ence in the Seventh ward, which promises, like the ie rod of the Hebrew seer that ate up the rods of all * the Egyptian Magii, to swallow all the other ele>f ments, with the big "grease spot" into the bargain, j As the day of election draws nigher, the fun, exit citement and interest of the movements will in' crease with geometrical progression. The Whigs hold their general meeting on Tuesday evening next, and the Democrats will hold theirs during the week. We shall send our corps of reporters to these meetings, and give a full account of the proceedings. k Now, as we have with our usual benevolence and e philanthropy, undertaken the task of rendering salutary advice to the contending i>arties, we take this s. opportunity of impressing on the whigs the propriety ' of managing their meetings with discretion and den cency. If they undertake to pass resolutions abusive eg of Captain Tyler and his administration, and to de? liver and listen quietly to inflammatory and abusive ?? s|?eeches?why, all we can say is, that they 'may lj look out for another Lodi orQuatre-Bras! Once for a all, we tell them that the "young democracie" are determined that they will not permit any such at)f tacks on the Captain. Let the whigs then moderate J" their temper, keep their feelings in philosophical e subjection,'and above all things, if they speak of 0 Captain Tyler at all, let them studiously practice the j cardinal virtue ol civility and good breeding. And ? this affectionate advice is equally applicable to the ^ democrats. The necessity of its observance is the y same in both cases. "What is sauee for the goose, is sauce for the gander." g The next meeting takes place in the Eighth Ward. ,e That ward, and also the Fourth, the Seventh, the V - - Sixteenth, und the Twelfth, are about equally die vided. In the Sixth and Fourteenth Wards, ^ a serious schism has taken place in the demos' cratic ranks. In all these wards a few votes * will decide the fate of the elections! Let the "young ir democracie" remember that. But they do ? remember it. They know it. They are fully n aware of the State of Denmark, and they have put ? their trust in Captain Tyler, and keep their powder y dry. We mean to combine them into a rorj>s de 16 reserve, and lead them on as Blucher did his band le to the field of Waterloo. We have got the soldiers, " and we can do it. And all will be done gratis on to our part. The philosophical interest of the experiment is of itself sufficient inducement, not to say a "j word about the fun, which we love equally with h philosophy. * We therefore advise the "young demscracie" to n ascertain with precision the weak points of the ' enemy. They expressed confidence in John Tyler y at the meeting in the Seventh Ward All very well. B it they must enlarge the limits of their affection, and stretch the strings of their consciences a little farther. Let them embrace within their organization the friends of Calhoun, of Cass, of glorious old Dick Johnson?every one, in fact, except the old *' regular hacks. The two great parties have each got their Bob in the field, but we will give them a Bob that will beat decency into them, before we have done! Thk British Consul and the Irish Toast.?We have received several communications relative to a certain toast given at a late Irish Festival, and the abrupt departure of the British Consul, from the festive board on that occasion. We have also seen so ne strange and blundering articles of explanation m and defence in the Courier and Enquirer, h From all that we have heard and learnt, we can form a pretty accurate opinion on this subject?but out ol a regard to the British Consul whom w? have 18 always esteemed as a man ol sense, gentlemanly 'c principles, and sufficient tact for his position, we 18 are not prepared to express that opinion, or to add [>- a single additional dash of farce to the whole math ter. We have only to say, that Mr. Barclay, the new il Consul, has had an admirable example in the con? duct of his predecessor, James Buchanan, Esq., ol strong good sense, natural tact, and great discern" ment, which always steered clear of the petty * prejudices and fooleries that exist in New York.? ' From Mr. Barclay's debut, we fear for his future poa I-.:... " I'mnniy. The Artist for April has been issued this mornr ing, and is for sale at the Herald Literary Depot. e It is a most elegant publication, and far eclipses in 1 the beauty of its embellishments and mechanical li- execution all its competitors. " The Fountain in " the I'ark" is an exquisite engraving. The plate ol the fashions is genuine, and gives an authentic real presentation of what it is intended to exhibit. The ir. letter-press manifests a great advance to that high pouu sition which the work isdeetined to attain under the cli management of its present accomplished editor, he " Wall street" is a powerful sketch. Seba Smith g. contributes one of his thrilling tales; and there is besides a great variety of interesting matter. of !r. Officers ani> Crkw or tiik Concord.?'The Mared garet Hugg arrived ill Hampton Roads last Wednd nesday front Rio de Janeiro, wiih 182 officers and ite men, late of the U. S. sloop of war Concord, on board. Nothing is said about the mutiny on board the John Adams. nR T e ng are the names of the officers whc he have arrived in the Margaret Hugg:? / Holland, Lieutenant; John C Spencer, Surgeon; C Van Aistine. Acting Master: O A DeKuaaey, Purser; h T II Moore, Aaaiatant Surgeon; H A demon, Parsed Mid ' I- t-lil|>in in W II IaniiHoii, .Midshipman; J Myer?, do; K A *1 ; Marr,do; J J Pringle, do; John K Hart, do; Charlei ralei lie Acting Gunner; L Smith, Carpenter, Isaac Whitney i sailmaker, L Kemp, Boatiwaui. 1 "w. ' 5 City Intelligence. Suicide on Board the Brio Somers.?Patssc sistant burgeon Richard W. Leacock, of the ted States brig Somen, committed suicide last nmg, in the gun room of that vessel, by sho himself immediately over the right eye. He bee.n attaihed to the Soiners since she has be commission, and was much esteemed by his br officers. He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia unmarried. The unfortunate cause of his dea attributed to his having contracted the yellow on the coast of Africa, while in a government vi which had left him in a debilitated condition. Charter Nominations.?-In the fourth war whigs have nominated the following ticket Aldermen, Setli Low ; Assistant, Erastus F. ham. In the filth ward, they have selected Wi Adams for Alderman, and Sylvanup Ward fo sistant. In the sixth, Clarkson Crohus and Hit H. Atwell, the present incumbents. The dem tic nominating committee of this ward have re mended John Emmons for Alderman and Th S. Henry for Assistant. This nomination ii ceedingly unpopular, and will probably be set at the ward meeting. In the eighth, the whigs nominated Sylvanus Gedney for Alderman, Wm. H. Sweet lor Assistant. The, demoi David Vandervoort and Charles P. Brown. 1 ninth, the regular democratic nomination is Wi D Waterman for Alderman, and Isaac B. S for assistant. The " old hunkers" and John I party combined, have been for the past few day deavoring to get up a factious opposition ag Isaac B. Smith, the popular candidate lor Assif but the good sense of the democracy of tinhas totally smothered their weak and futile eflb create difficulty. In the eleventh, Alderman field and Assistant Briggs have been re-nominati the democrats. In the twelfth, the whigs re-nominated Alderman Carman and Assi AUerton. In the fomteenth, the demo have pplit up, and nominated Abraham B. Dav one side for Alderman, and the other side Edwa Innes. In the 15th it is rumored that the Hunkers" and "Young Democracy" have split although they are in the minority by nearly a t sand, and have determined to run two candii for Alderman and Assistant! In the 16th the if crats have notnina'ed Edmund G. Rawson and liam Seaman for Assistant. New Financial Expedient? Red Maii.?Tu tened Murder.?The recent murderous excitei that has prevailed in our city, appears to havi cited the intellect of some addle brained or sassin-hearted rascal to attempt to operate upoi fears of several of our respectable wealthy citi by threats of murderous vengeance to extort mo On the 25th inst. Mr. Alexander Stewart, cot tioner, corner of Greenwich and Chambers str received the following letter through the City patch post. It was superscribed. " Alexander Stuart, Esq., 169 Chambers st , "Private. New York ' New York March 24th 1? "Mr Stuart you havebee fortinatein thisWhorld V I havebee Unfortinate And I titk you in the Name ol to let me have a Thousan Dollars As the Onely thins will Save my life And if you cair Not for my life I cair for yourn 1 had maid up My Mind to Commit Su as I had Nothing to live for And Rather than to li want Death would be a Blessing to me I thou would Call on you for help And if you Refused M Should both leeve this Whorld to geether T 1 "Put it in the Park Post office on Thursday 29 of M be fore 12 O C and I will send for it Address it to 161 Box "You May think this is a Strange letter But if yot as 1 do vou mint do the Same Beware how vou '1 With this lor if you do you will Regetit when it is to for if yov. do not Send Mb this then all is gon for 1 1 Sworn if you did Not Comply with this 1 would Stool And then My Self" Through the advice of officer Baker, Mr. Ste enclosed a large roll of patent candy paper, in a letter paper envelope, and endorsing it with ominous letters "T. P.?161 Box," with the add of "Cash .$1000," had it placed in the Post O Officer M'Corab was then selected to watch "161;" and at about 10 o'clock yesterday mori he spied a young man taking a peep ut the wim as though he was anxious to discover whethe prize had been delivere^accordsngto h?itrper directions. McComb pricked up his ears and < gated his short chubby neck, when out dnrtei intended victim, as though he was aware tha had been watched by a police vigilant. In a minutes he entered the post office a second t and casting a glancing look, rushed to the win and asRed for letters lor 161. No sooner were words fairly out of the mourh of the applicant, ^ McComb, with due vigilance, clapiied his grai on him with the portentious words?"You are prisoner, sir!" Prisoner?'"What for, sir, what have I dom MoComu?" You've done enough, sir; you go with me." Prisoner?" Go with you, sir, where?wl what the devil do you mean, sir!" McCowb?" I'll show you, sir! what I it come along, sir. This package will exnlain al Prisoner?" Package, package?why I i know anything about this package." McComb?"The devil you don't, thouirli; did you come here to get it for, then, if von i know anything about ill You can't fool this c no how." Prisoner?" I don't want to fool you, and the son that I came here to get the package was, bee if u in fh*? liny nf mir pmnlnvpr nnrl if iu mtr ness to take out the letters each morning;." McComb?That'll do, you are one of'em:yo derstand the ropes; come along to the police see it you can humbug them with your story f being clerk of the firm that owns the postt box" Prisoner?" Police, police. My dear fellow, sure vouyou are entirely mistaken, for I am ex what I represent myself; and if you will go witl I can satisfy you entirely." McComb?"You may as well go with me, it the same thing; hut if von are so entirely inno what made you come in and look at the box so and then dart out again all of a sudden, as th you were suspected1!" Prisoner?"Come in, come in?why, wl went in first, 1 saw there was a large package i box, and supposing it to be a southern remittan value for our firm, that was anticipated, an having change enough by me to pay the posta stepped out to get nfrom a friend, and then reti almost instantly." McComb?" Well, you tell a devilish good t and appear to be a very clever fellow, but bound to take you to the pelice office, and il can satisfy the Justices, why I shall be perf contented." On they marched to the police office, wher young man, who is of the most respectable ch ter and parentage, gave his name and also tl the firm in whose employ lie bus been, and w letters are deposited in box 1(11 fie accompa Mr. Stewart and officer McCoinb to the cou house of the firm, where the matter was full plained, and the clerk most honorably dtscha with the sincere regrets of the officers who h 1 the faithful |*rfonnance of their fluty, uninien any ueiainen mm irom ms morning a nnainpsa In addition to the ieitersent to Mr. Ste others of the same ch trader, containing the i language verbatim tiave also heen received hy 1) H. Haight, merchant, of Water street, and se other gentlemen of the city of wealth and '.in The maniac, rogue or tool who concocted th' to make a raise, has escaped detection, allhou is believed that he is known. A Foroer'3 Gains if hoovered.?Officer lit returned last evening from Pittsburgh with in #100 bank notes of this city, which he ha< covered, as part ot the proceeds of the forgeries mitted by Franklin S. Byrne in the name of Sit Dra|>er, Jr , or the Manhattan Bank. Them was found after much labor and perseveranr , th'- part of this intelligent and cunning officer, i , possession of the mother of Byrne, who residi 1 Pittsburgh. It had been sent there by some 01 Byrne's friends, and when Relyea demandec [ full and positive denial of all knowlodge was i by the mother and her two daughters and son-in who form the family. Not to be driven fro 1 purpose, he obtained a search warrant fron Mayor of the city, and with the assistance of Constable Major, secured the family in one r and when about proceeding with the searchth< tlier of Bvrne opened one of the bureau-drawer handed him a roll of bank notes containing ff in SlOd bills of fiaaks of ibis city. The money paid over to the Manhattan Bank last evemti it... ?rrivaI of the officer. Over half the nrnnui turned Irom the bank has been returned tlirouy efficiency of officer Helyea, assisted by officer linger, and discoveries have been made durin search, that show, in a conclusive manner Byrne has been engaged in his forging practie | years past, and until arrested by these off managed to escape detection. ( Buroi.ary at Morkisiana.?On the 20ih inthe dwelling hojse of Colonel Lewis Morri , Morrisiana, was entered by midnight thieves I clothing and other property, including a vail . mantel clock, stolen. Officer .Sparks of the in I i Sixili, "King of the Points," yester fay ferrette , a black fellow named Lewis Nichols, and rec . ed the greater part of tlie stolen property in hii session. lie was fully committed. Bi in A suu Ltihtusi Uni POlll'lUiT OK SINGLETON MEKCER. 'lll^th UY SPECIAL KXPHESS. 'sen- TRIAL OF SINGLKTON MKXICER. iiiiiRt T?nst iiiuht. :it a late hour, we received from our 'ant, reporter additional proceeding of the trial of | Mercer, embracing those of the afternoon of ThursHut day, and those of yesterday up to 1 o'clock. Toed by inorrotv, the Sunday Herald will alone contain the . ve. proceedings of to-day?and the result, if that shall slant , , ' crats takt*n plac^. is on Examination of Miss Merckh Continued. rd S. Thursday, 4 o'clock, r. M. "( Id Mollksoi*?Were they disarranged before you got u into the bed? , '? Miss Mercek?Nosir, not till he got into thii bed. Una- [While sealing up and despatching my express, I lost a fates little of the examination at this point.] emo- [Mrs. Mercer here faints again partially, but is revived. Wil- The old gentleman, and young Mr. Mercer, are about the calmnest and most composed persons in Court.] _ Q?When Mr.Heberton locked the door on you had you then seen the bed) ment A?I did not see the bed till we had got into the room. Q?Did yoH make any remark before you screamed? L A?1 made no remark before I saw the bed. The as- woman who let me in did not call me by name. 1 never l the saw kpr bef?rei 1 'ia(l "ever been in that street before. Q?What did you say to him when he took ott your hat zens and cloak? ney * A?Nothing. f Q?Did you have any other conversation with him? Itec- A?None except what I have related, eets, Q?1When he locked the door, what did ha do with the ^es" A?I dont know. Q?Who put on your hat and cloak? A?Mr. Heherton, Q?Why did you not try to run away? ' M A?1 didn't know what I was doing. Q?Have you ever been at any of these houses with any other persons ? Phile a?No ; Miss Oshoiirn resided in 7th street, above f Oof Chesuut ; Mrs. Hughes keeps a boarding house with Mrs ; that Osbouru ; there were no colored boarders in the house ; wont there was a colored man about the bouse, licide Q?Do you know Theodore Quinton ? ve in a?He was there as a servant ; he told me he could tell ght I fortunes ; there was another colored servant there, e We Q?How came Theodore Quinton to tell you that he could tell foriunes ? P A?Mary Otbourn had told me that he could do it, and arch we were sitting in the entry talking about it, and he came T P in. Q?Did he tell your fortune ? i felt A?No'rifle Q?Why ? i late A?He had no cards. Mis? Osbourn's sister Anna was have present; Miss Osbourn said Quinton was the servantiof a t you gentleman ; 1 have seen that gentleman sitting in the winnows 01 rue nouw oil U|I1IU?IH! giunui iuu >ucri. wart Q?Did you know bis name ? A?No : Miss Mary Osbourn said that Quinton was the neat servant of that man, and that was the way I knew whose i the servant he was ; Mrs. Osbeurn told me it was a gambling house. i lion Q?Did you ever how or^ smile to that man in the Rice, house ? i A?No, I never recognized in that way any gentleman ;* across the street at that house ; Quinton told me that he [ling, would tell my fortune when he got the cards; and I beck(jow oned to him the next time 1 went up there to come across ' the street and tell my fortune, r the Q?Do you know a man by the name of Coles? a'ive A ?Miss Osliourn showed him to me; 1 do not know a , a man by the name-if Avcnttuc; I dvn'l remember ever clon- having spoken to any gentleman in tho stieetsol Phila his delphia withou an introduction, excepting Mr. Hebert he ton; I always had some lady with me when I walked out , few in the streets of Philadelphia in the evening, ime Q?Do yoti know a man by the name of t'urnn? (jow! A ? Miss Osbourn showed him to me; I never showed the Quinton my card; I showed him n card; it was my sister's; , there was no writing on it; 1 did not give it to him; I Mien showed it to him; 1 was on the stairs at the time; I asked pneis him no question; one time Quinton tol l me thera was a ; my gentleman w anted to know my name, but I would not tell nim. p?" [Miss Sarah Mercer's examination wai here closed, and must 8he left the court in company with her father.] Mrs. Run Mshci r, the mother of the piisoncr, ra# called, and dejinsed as follows :?I am the mother of Singleton Mercer; 1 have been In bad health twenty years; jean* K0" W8S twenty years of age the iOth of December I ,? ' last; he was subject to a severe attackol the croup in the . , early jiart of his life; he was subject to this until he was L'on ' 13 years ol age; I heard the story narrated by my daughter Sarah, just now; she narrated that story to me once what before, in bed:tne information was first communicated to I Jon't my son the next morning; he c?me up stairs, where we hild, laid that night; 1 slept in Sarah's room; he rnme up to the headofthe stairs, and I came out ot the room; I sail, rea- " <'t'ar son> Heberton has ruined your sister;" he saiil, '* Where is she 1" I said, " in my room." He then ran I" . into the room, and I followed alter. He had his sister in Duet- his arms, and she said, " Oil ! brother, don't kill me" He said, " No, my dear sister, I won't, I love you as I love a un- my life, only tell me all." She said, " I Will, my dear . and brother." They looked around, and they both said, ibout " Mother, leave the room." They repeated this, and I )fTice went out, and shut the door. 1 saw Singleton about half an hour afterwards. He came out of the room crying, and r went down stairs. He was outrageous. There were I several gentlemen down in the parlor. He wanted to go rtc,ly back again and kill her. 1 went up stairs, and did not see nae, any more. Cross-examined by At roans r Ouxkhal?Singleton 'a all trie 1 to get up stairs afterwards,and some gentlemen down cent, stairs would not permit him ; they locked the door; he slvlv ,ried 10 K'-t out of the window; I went down afterwards, ouch on l">ar'nff a noise; I found him in the parlor ; I don't know who was in the parlor at that time ; the house was . continually crowded; Singleton was stnnding in the midT''j I die ol the room with the fire poker in his head ; 1 can t n the (pu what he said; Mr. Mercer was not at home ; I begged cc of Singleton to he still ; it was nil in vain; he did not m ind rl not me ; at that time the geDtlemen in the room endeavored ge, I to pacify him ; I don't know if any ellorts were made to trned retrain him; I have had an interview with Mrs. Heberton, the mother of Heberton. It was on the Monday of - that week; it was in her dining room, up stairs; the object . of my visit there was, to ace if I could not get them to lam return my daughter; I cannot tell what T said to Mrs. I y([U Heberton; I was so distressed 1 can't remember; I don't I'ectly remember telling her that Singleton was armed ami would kill her son; there was a lady with me who might have e the told her that ; Miss Holland was the lady who was with arac- m'i Holland ami Mrs. Heberton hod some cnnvi rsatat of ''on head of the stairs, alter I came down; I did not i know that Singleton was armed ; Miss Holland is not in ' . this village that 1 know of ; her first name is Sarah ; she in ted resales next door to me, in Philadelphia; I live at No. .13 ntmg Qui en street; Sarah Holland lives at No. 35 Queen street, y CX- By Mr. BRuwsr.?The visit to Mrs. Heberton wrs on rged, Monday nigbt; my object in visiting Mrs. Heberton was id, in 1? induce her son to return my daughter, tinn- M in Osaonis called, and droosrd as follows?I was It the l'ith of last January; I live at X\ Seventh street, above wart Che-nut; niy father's name ia Jeremiah Osborn; he is a same' house, carpenter; this is my mother who sits alongside of , I me; I have a sister, she is going on IT; when I came from ! school Miss Sarali Mercer was in our house; 1 know the yr month was January; I have no recollection of the day of d ing, the week ; I think it was a week Irom the holidays: Sarah idea was going home, and we told her she had better stay to Igll it tea; she said her mother would scold her if she staid late; we told her ?ome person should go home with her; she , staid, and in the evening, after we had done tea, between 'yea 7 and 8 o'clock, I wanted to get some grapes lor my sis'er, 2,900 who had had an operation Performed on her; my mother , was in the parior when Sarau t.nd 1 went out for the grapes; we went without asking her; we went into Marcom ket street and we conld not get any there; then we went lieon 'ntn Chointlt street, and got some there; when we got the grapes we came down Chesnut -treei again; wewerego'"ley mg home, and Sarah said "let us take a walk;" 1 told her on we would, and we went down Chesnut street to Sixth; we still continued down Chesnut street, when we met n the Mr. Heberton; I did not know him; Sarah turned round rs in and said "there is Bastldo." I said "is it?" we walked ne of down Chrsnnt street until we got to Second; 1 forgot to 1 It, H mention, while we were walking in Chesnut street, Hefiven herton met with a friend; we went down Second street, law an'' *ken we got opposite Birch's auotion store Sarah said rn Ins lo me are following us;" I said "let us run," and i the 1,11 wn w' rfi K0'nft0 fun, Heberton caught hold of Sarah's . I cloak; he asked lis wliaro we were going, and we said of "iff" an errand: the other person was still with him; oom, we went down Second to Walnut and turned up " mo- Walnut; they still continued to follow ; when we e and got up to N nth s'reet, I told Saridi they should not 2,9"" go any further with us; Heberton wnuted us to go into f was uutuv >11 1:1 Y>1 WJ noura IWI (u: we Ulllo'U UOWI1 Will not street to Eighth: wo went up Kii(hth until we got to it'nil Ororgo street, and there I told Sarah tliey should not go 11 an> farther for Tear my mother would too 1<I; Sarah told J i ,'1'm 'hey mint leave ui, and they lelt m then; we run alKc| moat nil the way home, when we got home wo went tip g life <dair? and told mv sistet; she told us we ought to lie , that ashamed of ourselves to have men following m. Harah ea lor lef our house about linll-pa?t nine o'clock; nhe went with icera a gentleman, Mr. Wood, son of the confectioner, in Cheat' not street; I went with her. Cross-examined by Ar-roawi.v liisnui?It is nlmos* a Ilant, year that I have been acquainted with Miss Mercer; the b, of has been in the habit of visiting our family; Mrs. Hugh) s anil keep* the house, an I my motherboard* with her; ihe had liable t November, three rarvants, a waiter, coos, and n reniii ' hnmberm lid; the waiter tva ncolored man; I remember , ' hearing of ' ie h a jeu ut a Theodore Quint jn; I have " seen him at Mis Hugh' > ; r must have been in Nnvembor, 'MV' I never saw him tin n when Miss Mercer was there, I s |>os- have hoard there waa a gambling house opposite. leid not know whose servant Quintin was; 1 don't know a Mr i Arentruo, or a Mr. Coir, or a Mr. CKon. I nevoi l>W 1' Smith makeaay signs to any ol the person* wl.o frequented ? the house opposite. On the first (lay we met Mr. Heber- ti ton, I think Sarah took bis arm. When we got to Eighth g end George street, on our return home, Sarah said, "Bas- n liilo, you must not go any farther." P By Mr. Brownc?i never saw any colored man lioard- i ing at Mi. Hugh's house. The Court ad journed at 7 o'clock in the evening, to s meet again to morrow inoring ut ? o'clock. ' H kckss at Nionr.?The scene in court to-day has j been altog' ther the most remarkable and exciting ? that has probably ever taken place in any court in * this country. There were the minute details ol a love, of seduction, of raiie, murder, the seduced sis- , U-.l.. 4 ... . ..I.u uuu6mu?uic urnj-nnn* UrUlUCr, UCUUClillC murderer, and unmoved priso'ner, on trial for his life?the heartbroken mother?the calm, deep feeling, quiet father?the distressed sisters, sobbing, crying, agonising, fainting?the seduced, with her cbrnk over her shoulders, her head bowed lowly down under a black veil hanging from a datk velvet hat, with a white handkerchief constantly covering her burning lace, so that it was not seen by any one in court, faintly articulating testimony on which hangs a brother's lile, in tones inaudible at the distance of two feet?evidence pertaining to houses of prostitution, to gambling, to fortunetelling, to insanity?the lawyers for the defence in tears?the Attorney General for the State, and the District Attorney for the County, the lawyers for the prosecution, unnerved, faltering, yielding to the mad tempest of public passion, and ready to abandon the prosecution, even though for a murder, cool, malicious, committed in open day, in the presence of a boat full of witnesses, undenied nnd undeniable,yea gloried in?what a scene! Whocan paint itl?who describe ill Norshnuld I forget to add that the Mercer family had for many years been intimate with the family of the Mr. Wood whose daughter had been seduced and married, and whom the father deliberately shot, and who (the father) was defended by this same ar/lurit nl\lu onn ui/luiaf Pot??r A Rrnumo wlin ia now defending the murderer of a sister's Beducer j ?which sister was gallanted home on that memorable and doubly, trebly, iatal day, by the son of a fa- ! tlier who murdered his own daughter;?yes, paint 'lie scene, ye painters!?describe it, ye poets!?I leave it to the imagination. A mote touching, and pitiable, heart moving sight than is presented in the person of old Mr. Mercer, I have never beheld. His countenance ia calm, quiet, evincing deep pent up feeling, patience, and resignation, and intense anxiety. The old lady, his wife, gives way to her feelings, and therefore seems to get some relief?but not so with Mr. Mercer. And Mr. Browne remarked in Court privately that the expenses of this trial were crushing his property, and eating up his estate. It is indeed a pitiable and afflicted family. Friday?Mornino Skssio*. Rev. Wili.iam Locohriboe sworn?1 am a minister of the gospel; 1 belong to the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia; I know Thomas Mercer and his family; 1 have known them for three yearn and five month"; they go to my church; Mr. Mercer is an elder in that church; the general character of Singleton is mild aud gentle in his disposition, kind and courteous in his manners; he is not vindictive so far as I ever discovered. Q?What is Sarah Mercer5* general character as to modesty 7 A?She is a person of unblemished character as to modesty and chastity. Mr. and Mrs. Mercer, Sen's, are conim nicants; I was at Mr. Mercei's houfeon the Wednesday the 8th February, spoken of; my errand there was from hearing that his daughter ha I left the house, and 1 felt it my duty to visit the house, a3 pastor of the church. Q?Narrate the circumstances at the hoase 7 1 A?I think it was about 10 o'clock, A. M. 'when I arrived there. On entering tne parlor, 1 found Mrs. Mercer .ndeep distress apparently: I walked up to her and shook hands with her, ai d asked her how she was; on the op posite sideol the parlor I saw Singleton Mercer; helifted up his hands and said, "Oh. Mr. Loughridge. we are ruined aud disgraced foreyer," and burst into tears. He then threw himself down very violently on a ch lir; I asked what was the matter; he replied, "the umount of the matter is, a person by the name of Heberton has seduced and ruined my sister !* he then arose and walked across the parlor, much agitated: 1 said I hoped it was not so; he said it was so, for she told him herself that it was so ; he then said, so soon as my father comes iiotne, I will make, him ihoot her; I reasoned with him ; he continued to walk back and forward across the parlor, highly egita'ftd; u second time he lifted up his hands and said, " Oh ! Mr. L., we are ruined and disgraced, eveiy one of us ;" he then insisted on leaving the parlor ; . said 1 could not nllosy him to leave it until his mind became settled; 1 was then surprised to sen how violent he became ; he still insisted on going out to look for his father ; I refused still to allow him to go out ; the more 1 reasoned w ith him, the more violent he became , I thought it prudent not to say much to him, in order to keep him in the parlor; he continued alternately to throw himselfio a chair and to rise again and wulk across the parlor; in about half an hour, he said he would be the better of something to eat, and some water to drink ; there was bread and butter sent in, with some water in a glass ; 1 think he ate one mouthful of bread only; I insisted on his eating more, but he refused and said he could not; he drank atumlderof water, and altera few minutes he drank a second tumbler of water; lie was all this time alternately sitting down and walking through the parlor : he tilled up a third tumbler of water; he brought it in his hand to the fire-place ; he took his pocket handkerchief from his pocket, held it in his one hand over the fender ; poured this glass of water upon it until it was completely saturated. He then folded the handkerchief in the form of a bandage, and bound it round his forehead, and tied it behind In this wet state. I inquired of him why ho did so;hesanl"my head is very bad?it is burning;" I was afraid, owing to the coldness of the might injure him, and advised him te take it olf; he refused, and it remained thereuntil it was nearly dry; he continued to move about the parlor ; occasionally insisting on getting out of the house, which I always refused to allow till his father should come in; after some time, liis lather and his brother-in-law came in ; he inquired if they had rot brought Mr. Heberton with them ; they told him they had not : and he then became trulv outrageous : his lather relinked him ; Mr. Qninn, hi* biother in law, reasoned with him very atlectionately. and kindly ; he did not seem to me to be able to appreciate or to understand any thing that was said to him ; I then stepped forward and spoke to him again ; he replied to me very harshly ; and said to tne that all the minister's between here and Kensington coold not settle his mind ; I recollect nothing more particularly ; I recommended to the Iriends to hnve him confined, as it would he dangerous to have him go out; he left the parlor in charge of two of his friends ; I did not see him after that till I saw him in this town. By the Cocrt?WUat did he do that was * outrageous," as you said 7 A?He raged at them for not bringing Heberton in. By Mr. Brown?He used profane language, which I never heard belore, and it shocked me very much. Cross-examined by Mr. Mollvson?I live in South Tenth street, below Shinpen; 1 have lived in Philadelphia about three anil a half years; before that 1 lived in New York; I studied divinity in Ireland, in Belfast College. The 4th church is now at the corner of Twelltli and Lombard streets; I have given Singleton's character as 1 myself have known him; 1 never noticed that he was very resolute or determined; I never saw him placed in circumstances which r< quired such traits of character. As to Sarah's modesty and chastity I never heard any one say anything about her before this affair with Heberton, except my wife, who said she was a handsome, modest, qttiet, retiring girl. Attorney Of.nkral?When did your wife make such strange and singular statemeuts to you? Witiskss?On several occasions, frequently; sometimes when we would call at Mr. Mercer's house, and on returning home my wife would make these remarks; I never heard her modesty questioned. (J?Were you surprised to see young Mercer in such a state of agitation,considering the facts which had been communicated to him? A?No, 1 was not surprised; I was grieved-,|l expected to see him agitated, Q?Did you use any force to prevent his leaving the room? A?I stood between him nndthe door,and he often pushed me aside, saying, "there is no use in It, I will go out;" he repeated this language olten. Q? Were you surprised to see him bind up his temples as he did? A ? I was. Q ?Have you never seen persons bind up their heads in distre** before among your pnrishieners? A--I have, but? not in|thal way.?Wlien| I talked with him his {replies seamed to he incoherent, .... I it. ...l.?, I ? .1,1 I /.a.,'. ,-lla. . any particular word* which he said. Ha insisted that Hehorton should he brought to the house and that he should do justiceto hi* alitor ; that ho should marry hi* sister ; no matter what I said to htm ho still kept to this one point, and would not ho diverted by any considerations about God and religion, or any thing I could say to him. [Did. or diil not this state of mind indiaato insane \ ', I have never ?een similar ineohrrency in any person* ex- ; cept in high lever*. He seemed distracted, and I might say, to he in a deranged state, as it seemed to me. I Q.?What do yon mi an by a deranged *tate t A.?I moan thiit hin mind was so excited that he did sot seem to know what ho said or did. Q.?Do vou mean to he understood that when he insist- ] el on Hehertnn's marrying his sister, that he did not I tinder*'and what he said 7 A ?1 think he understood so far nsthat fact was concerned. He insisted that Heherton should he brought to his father's house, and when lliey told him Hint tlint could , not he, he became outrageous. j Mrs Oatiihsisk, sworn.?I live at M Queen | street, next door to Mr Mercer's; I was at his house on the w a land 11 i pkin of. 1 Mr. Ilaowisr ?Relate what you saw 1 Wi i i ?? A Hi i breakfast I went in to Mr. Mercer's ; Singleton hadn't returned when 1 went in ; I went home ' ?i;nin . one rnnte after me to go into Mrs Mercer's j I i went there , when l went In his mother hed hold of him | on the Stairs . lie was geing up stair* to kill his sister; he told me so he in pen out that ho would go up and kill her; 1 caught hold of hi* arm myself, and I cslled I for aid from the kitchen to get him down j stairs, at. I sotn gentlemen c inie and by their help we got him down stairs: Mr*. Mercer says, "Mrs, Hhanklan, I wish you would step down stairs, I want to speak to Singli ton ;" I went down to the kit; hen; In few minutes ningleton made a second attempt to go up stairs; he wa* < goinr tin an t I tun nnd caught hold of him u second time I myself; he aid lie would kill hi* tiller, /or the lied ruined awl <li'(raced Ike fumty, got hint down into the hack par % ' ar again; theru he went on in dreadful distress, talking f the disgrace which she had brought on his father and lot In-1' and th" fimily, his mind seemed tn dwell ?ln> ;eth?r on killing his (inter; lie ex pressed himself so; he uade 110 more attempts to go up stairs; I noticed nothing lecnliar in his face at that time; the young gentlemen vho were there got him a little pacified; Wm. fiaiid was ent for to come down immediitely to see if he couldn't do omething for Singleton; Mr Baird came down; he, Mrs. Juinn und Singleton, were sitting in tho back parlor; ( ook my seat by Singleton; they s, nt two gentlemen after leberton; they said they would bring him dead or alive; dr. Baird got up and went out of the room; Singleton aid nothing, but w aited with great patience to see Heber on; he w anted to go, ninl I said no, they will bring hun, ind when he comes I have got a cow-skin in my house and vhen he comes I'll get it, and then you shall take it aiul per it to him; presently he turned round, and I was rightened at his looks; his features were wholly changed; lis face was in streaks, red and white streaks,an eighth of in inch apart; his eyes looked wild, as il they were going o come out oi his head. I was afraid, and told Mrs.Quinn would go iuto the kitchen. Mrs. Q. told men t to he draid, for they had taken the weapons Irom him while I gas gone. [Singleton still preserves the same fined and letermined look,occasionally chewing tobacco, a quid d which ho Keeps constantly in his mouth.] I have seen :r?7.y persons?Singleton resembled one ol them whom I aw. In respect to the cowskin, I thought it would pacify im, ninl I should like to have had Heberton had a good sowskitining. (Laughter.) Cross-examined liy Mr. Molleson?Ms husband is a sea laptoin, his name is William. Mrs. Holland is my sister, md living with me. The Rev. A/.ariaii Pkiob?1 am a clergyman oi the 'rotestant Episcopal denomination. Sarah Mercer has men to school to me. Her character was uniformty food in every particular, so tar as I know. She. :ommenced with me in 1841?and left in 1942. I tnew Singleton then ; I have seen him at his father's, ind at other placi s ; he always recognised me, and treated ne cuurteously ; I met him on Friday, the 10th Feb; the irsttimnon that day I met him was about 9 o'clock, A. 11. in Queen street ; I saw him coming up that street, and stopped at the corner of Front speak to him; I had leard of this occurrence ; he came up within a few paces if where I stood , cast his eyes to the ground , and turned iway without appearing to notice me at all; the second ime I saw him was about 3 P. M.; it was in Catherine ibove 3d ; he was going up and 1 was coming down ; I onked at him with a view of catching hi3 eye as I wanted u 1.1111 v> 1u1 111 III, UUIIIC I'OIIIU I iftin II v ? llhuul gpeaklug ;o me, as he never had done before to my recollection : I lhserved a peculiar wildness in his appearance; and that uis movements were rapid and hurried; I said to my wife ifter I got home that he had a "frantic"appearance, was :he terms I then used ; as to Sarah's mind I think it not itrong, but rather weak; when at school we used to set lier up as an example to others for good behavior ; she was mild andconliding, which I took to be a trait of char, ictcr running through the family. Cross-examined by Mr. Moli.eson?I reside at 320 9. Front street; 1 am Rector ol the newly formed Church Messiah. , ? Wm. M. Baird sworn ? I was at Mr. Mercer's house on Wednesday, the 9th of Feb.; Mrs. Shanklen sent lor me and I went to Mr. Mercer's ; I feund Singleton in a very agitated state ; he took me into the yard with him ; he then detailed toine the dishonor of his sister ; ol her having communicated the same to him, and asked n y advice what was best to be dene. I might mention that in this communication he used very harsh language, cursing and swearing, and speaking of the disgrace that his family hud suffered. I advised with him to wait until his father and brother in law returned from the Alderman's itlice, which Mr." Heberton's case was brought before, and then it would be time Cor him to act. We returned Into the house. Mr. Singleton Mercer threw himself upon a chair, thrust his bauds into his hair?then jumped up?walk across the room?uttered some cut le orother, and took his seat again. About this time his father and brother returned, who announced that the law would not 'akr hold of Ilcherton. Mr. Mercer followrd his brotherin-law from the back parlor into the front, where the announcement was made. At this juncture, he became perlectiy furious [the time he received litis information]. He :hen raved about the room for some time, and insisted on joing out. He was intercepted by myself and others at this :ime; he made repeated efforts to get out; his condition was uichatthat time that I advised with the father to have him taken care of; several gentlemen volun'eered to take charge of him ; Singleton left the house a short time itterwards ; I had learned that he was to return at seven >'clock. Cross-examined by Mr. Molleson?I rfside at 19 Pine street ; I am a commission merchant ; my brother in-law is R. F. Soper ; I told Singleton to wait till his father caine home, [this was while in the yard] and that then it would be time lor him to put on his manliness, and act as might be proper; he was very excited towards his sister ; cursed his lather, swore at every body and cursed every body who opposed him ; told his father to " go to hell," and so on ; the announcement made by the father on his return ft om the Alderman's ottice was, that overtures ot marriage had been made, and that Hcbertou hat refused rather uncourteously. Adam Johnson sworn I live -1S7 Race street; I know Sarah Mercer ; she went to our church, and attended the Sabbath school and superintended; she was a very modest, cha'te, and mild female us I ever was acquainted with ; she was unsuspicious and confiding. Cross-examined by Mr. Mollkion.?garah was a teaehit in my Sabbath School ; she was better behaved than any young lady I ever knew in a school; I have heard people say that she was a very mild, innocent girl. Charles Pavnter sworn :?I reside 117 German street, Philadelphia; 1 snw Singleton Mercer on the Wednesday spoken of ; 1 went with him in the morning to his father's home; we had been out together : I saw him after 10 o'clock A. M.; Singleton went up stairs, and cume down not long otter; I observed that he was greatly agitated; I th nk at that time thnt ho had a pistol in each hand ; he came up to me and said that Hcberton had ruined his sis. ter; I asked him how he knew it; he said she had told him so; he wanted very badly to get out ot the front door, saying that he would shoot any man that dared to stop him; 1 then aaid to hitn, " You can shoot me if you like, but you cant go out ol that door in tho condition yon are in?[ then got one pistol Irom his hand, and got him into the front parlor; and to pacify liirn, two gentlemen offered to go and bring Hcberton down; his father was not home at thetime. These two persons started to go to the alderman's office, where Hcberton waa understood to be. Wo were left together in the parlor with Mr. Loughridge; he appeared anxious to get out, saying he knew very well Heherton would not come with them ; he appeared perfectly callous to all feeling. He was locked in, and the key taken out; he then seized the poker, rushed to the window, anil attempted to open the blind* to get out; wI.his they stopped him he sat down on a chair and burst into tears; he then jumped up and walked across the room, or rather run, several times in great excitement; he went to the table and poured out water, and wet his handkerchief pnd put it on hi" head, just exactly as Mr. Loughridge has described. Mr. Browne here put the following question to the witness, which he said he presumed would be objected to :? From the conduct and actions ol the defendant, which you have stated and what you observed, do you or do you not think that that the prisoner had at that time the use of his reason 7 Mr. Mai.LKiox objected. And as the question was to be argued,the Court adjourned, it being one o'clock. Afternoon Session. At the opening of the Court. Mr. Carpenter proceeded to argue the objections on the part of the State. Mr. Jeflera rejoined. Mr. Abraham Browning, of Camden, followed upon the same side. 4 o'clock. The argument is still in progiess, and my express must start. Painful Occurrence.? A tragical attair was wit. ncsaed on Thursday, which resulted in the death of Mr. Melzar Gardner, Editor of the Portsmouth "Chronicle and Old Dominion," in a rencontre with Mordecai Cooke, Jr. Esq of this Borough. Mr Cooke was returning from Portsmouth in the ferry boat; Mr. Gardner waa on the wharf As Mr. Cooke stepped ashore he was accosted by Mr. Gardner, and they were in conversation for a few seconds, when Mr. C. was seen to raise a walking cane; but before any hostile demonstration could hp ni'irlp Mr (tarflnpr af?nnp/i honlr ^ pistol from his coat pocket, uoon which Mr Cooke seized hold on the pistol, wnen a violent struggle ensued, when the pistol went off and Gardner tell ?the charge in the pistol having passed through his body, and in less than fifteen minutes life was extinct.?Norfolk Herald, March 31. From Dkmktura ? Onpt. Morgan, of the brig Osceola, from Demerara, informs us that the English st?amer which left St. Thomas for England via Barbadoes. got aground on Saba Island Reef on the 1st instant, but was got afloat again, with the loss of keel nnd other damage, which was supposed would nearly ruin her. The information came Irom St. Thomas ?N. O. PaHctin, March 20. flrj- The President of the United States has recognized Charles Louis Kuster, Consul of Russia for the port of Baltimore. Api'ointmrntr by the President ?Moses C. (food, Attorney of the United States for the Western I) strict of Virginia, in the plgce of Win. Kinney, resigned.?Weston F. Birch, Marshalofthe United States lor the District of Missouri. Halo* of Stock* at rtilladclphln Yesterday. 13 rhares North American Bank, 27ftjL 30 do Penn Township Bank, 3 day*. I*; " do Union, Tenn. 39. ArriTK Board?39 sharca Farmera and Mechanic* Bank ftO do Union, Tenn. !>. LATEST SOUTHERN SHIP NEWS. Baltimore. March 30?Arr 9u<cn T?ylnr, Orind>dl, Arecibo: Union. Smith. Providence. t'hl tjnylnnl', (Br) Svnn, Raih.idncianil a market; Dorcr, Percival, Bnaion. 9ld Nile, Satanns". March 27?Arr Enterprise, ( Br) M rlthe wi, Lire won! ; Othello. Albi e. do; Tune r'nne. 1 n. o1 Id, do; Belle, Ri ll Bermudi; Wilson Fuller. Cobb, \Ynrk; Vnlnsi*, Ol.irk, to; Ann P, Bedrll,d". via rhiUil?lnlita, Cld Hrl?n,Ch?ce, Kings'"" In; Fhililr.*, Dome, New York; John Rpofford, 8pofford, NO-lw*. Sid I'm d >r , Tillingliut, Providence; r?uk, Lewis, N York. Nrw Ont.rAl*s. Mir< ti 20?Arr Nashville, Prmbrrton, Hull, Kuk Cld Tiller, Took, Liverpool; Arkansas, Bn>*<as, New York; Hatha*?*y, do. Nrwraitlr, Adims, do; Thus f'ults, 1'i 'kim, do; Alvnio, I'm r, do. Arr 10th, Lucv, Little, Ltvernool; I'liton, llni" il N York; Noble, Brown, do; Attaka;n?. IItyden, do. Cld Unicoin, Breed, Boston; (Jeoraes, tVa'U, dn {Hf- Children, families, and strangles, will benr in mind, the splendid day performance* at the American Musoiim thi* afternoon at two o'clock. Mis* Lulling, the beautiful queen of mngic, will perforin, n**iateil by ['hang Tong, the Chinese higgler, Celeste, Mr. Jenkins, kc. In the evening, Dr. Valentine nppear* in hiscomi? imitation* and laughable stories for Iho last time, m so melting entirely new is on the tapis lor next work. Of/- THE FRENCH ANTLPHLOOIBTIC MIXTURE >r the cure ol >11 discharge* from the urethra- sold in roltle*, at fl, anil at Ml cent* rat h. .W. 8. KICIIAHDKON, Agent, 07 Nassau "tre?t

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