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

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irom the Judge, the juiT, without leaving thair tea'*, brought in a verdict ot * Not Uuiltv ' Thi.a ended the latt financial opt-ration of Honeit Jacob Barker. Comment it utinecettarj.) Gentlemen of the J ury, this publication is ouly one of a series put lorth from the arrest of the plaintiH, until his acquittal. You who bow know all the tacts o< the case, and are best calculated to make an im partial comparison ; you know how baseless is every charge there made to the world?how admirably calculated such publications are, to create a prejudice with the reader who never knew the defendant. Is it strange that Mr Muh should, alter readinn such an article, entertain an unfavorable opinion of me t But for the proof exhibited this day, you would not have believed it possible for any man to write or to publish so dreadful a statement, so entirely at variance from the facts. I have become accustomed to such things, and do not allow myself to feel angry with the |>oor printer, who, perhaiwhad not money enough in the world, when Saturday night came, to pav lus compositor?his necessities and not his will, consented. The editor of that paper could not have had any bad feelings towards me ; no editor in New Orleans can entertain other than kind feelings, because J never injured one in my life, and because 1 have ihe kindest feelings towards them nil ; and kindness is sure to beget kindness. As I before told you. there must be some one behind the curtain pulling the wires. From their imjiort, you will agree with me iu the opinion that all thess proceedings emanated from the same source. 1 owe you, gentleman, and the world, an apology for my apparent lameness in submitting to all this No reply to the newspaper publication having been made?no notice of it taken?no refutation attempted, I have reserved myself for this occasion?and here, if 1 indulge in any excesses, I hope you will find an apology in the invocation received. In earlier lite, I might have called about me hot spirits ?repaired to the printing office, demolished the presses, scattered the types in the street, and given the sheets to the four winds of heaven. Age and misfortune have taught me better philosophy., I know full well that he who wrestles with tne printer's devil is sure to get black balled. From the testimony, you cannot doubt but that the acquittal was obtained by Henry Anderson's swearing betore the Criminal Court, that the defendant in this cause was of bad character?not to be believed on oath. Of Henry Anderson I have but little to say; the witnesses have saved me all necessity for comment; they have told a tale that cannot be forgotten or misunderstood. For the single purpose of showing that the opinions of these witnesses were not formed from prejudice?from mere report, or from newspaper publications, I will proceed to recapitulate a few si the most material facts stated, viz:? Randall Curell, Esq. told you that Henry Andersen was of very bad character in Europe and in America; that he had been detected in an attempt to defraud the underwriters in Europe, and that he left that country by moonlight without taking leave of hts creditors; that he would not believe him on oath. Mr. Muh, who you recollect gave testimony with the utmost reluctance, finally said Henry Anderson was of very bad character; that he would not believe him on oath; that he had sworn false ; that he had defrauded hint in the importation of watches; iuh iic iiuu i>riHiucro raise tetters 10 prove tney were of a manufactureot which thev were not; and on being asked if he wan certain tnat Henry Anderson had taken a false oath, said, "if required to take one hundred oaths that he had sworn false, I should say so in them all." Mr. Bragg and Mr. Bryan both testified to his having left Belfast between two days, unknown to and without leave of his creditors; tnat in Europe as well as in New Orleans he bore a bad character; that they would not believe him on oath. Mr. Martin swore that he was of had character; that he had defrauded him, and that to enable him to do so, a contract had been altered after it was signed; that he would not believe him on oath?and Mr. Park, who was called by the plaintiff's counsel to impeach Mr. Martin's testimony, intimated that he would believe Mr. Martin, but as to Anderson, his testimony on that part was not so positive as the other witnesses ; he however gave Henry Anderson a bad character?said when a boy at school in Belfast, returning home one day, ne passed a great crowd which was surrounding Anderson's store ; on enquiring the cause, was informed that the Andersons had gone off. and the sheriff halt lYrwaeocInn nf store; that since his residence here, from the information he has received, he is satisfied it was the said Henry Anderson, nnd that his character here was bad?that he would take advantage of every man with whom he dealt; thus spoke the witness of the plaintiff. Here you have perjury, forgery and fraud, sworn to by many very respectable witnesses, in addition to a dreadful character in other respects. Is such a witness to be tolerated 1 The attempt to impeach Mr. Martin's testimony utterly failed; the words said to have been added to the contract were written in a different hand, although they may have been the same,and from the nature ol the business,the whole was probably written in Anderson's store?by whom does not appear; and would it not be too much to presume without testimony, that they were written by the witness, when he had denied the charge under oath, and when there is suoh facility in counterfeiting as to defy detection! 1 have allowed a check to be charged which had beea paid at bank, which 1 never drew, because I could not swear J did not make the signature; and in England we are told there have been lately forgeries of exchequer bills or public stocks to a large amount, aud the minister whose duty it was to sign genuine certificates could not swear that they did not bear his signature, although he could not tell how it became attached to the bills. Again, during the existence of the Berlin and Milan decrees, an office was kept in London where for five or ten guineas, passed in through a window, British ships were furnished with a complete set of American papers, which would procure them admittance into France, Russia, and the Hanae towns, defying all scrutiny of the American consul, as well as the authorities of the place. Gentlemen of the Jury, you have heard what streas the counael for the plaintiff lays en what 1 said in my answer to his pleadings, viz; "1 did no more than my duty as a good citizen?stared a fact within my own knowledge." 1 do not know whether or not fpwore to that anBtt'pr and T urill ?a? 1 ? ' ? L -* *L - ? * T.IU MV? Utvmu yvu IV lUVH HI lilt" paper, but beg of you to consider it as haying been sworn to. I perceive he intends to cavil about the words *'rny own knowledge," because I was not present when Hosea took away the money. Now, I nut it to you to say whether or not in addition to all the other facta which have been clearly established, his insisting, when I arrested him with the notes of the Bank of Orleans in hi* possession, that he had left them with me, did not bring the offence within my own knowledge. I intended to have said much more, but it is late; you must be fatigued, and your recollection of the testimony bo vivid, that it is not necessary for me to read it, or to make further remark. 1 had expected the services ol the Hon. Randall Hunt in conducting the cause. His legislative duties would not allow him to attend sooner, vet 1 did not shrink from the contest. He is now here?he will read to you the testimony of Curtiss Bolton and Silas Wood, Es^s., two of tho most eminent merchants of New \ork, who, in addition to the many other witnesses to whose testimony you have listened, also testily to my good character, and make such remarks on the law amicable to my case as the cause minr require I therefore, alter thanking ^ou and the Court for the patience w^th which you ??vr^iiairnea .owns extraordinary aflair, leave it to this distinguished Advocate to close in my behalf. Mr. Hunt then made a short, forcible and eloquent appeal to the jury. ^unc". in zealous appeal in favor of hi client, recapitulated such parts of the teatimony . ,8 he thought most hkelyto secure a decision in L ? p. ' ? plsintifl, when the presiding Judge, the Ho n ^ i r ^*uri?. expounded the law to the ju fv and left them to pass on the evidence. The jury regft-f ! J * 8hort,at>M'nc'!- re,urned ? verdict lor the defendant, with costs. Nrw Oei.kans Racks ?The races , ?o tane Course, during the meetin" dverpne iwewere better attended than an'- . e J09' termi nated, city for a long while. ' / ???tlar sports in this meeting gives earne?' -udeed, the success of the ests which forme ' of a revival ol all the intertlie exercise >.iy atuchcd in this community to me s- ' - Haw tarf. A number of very handai wall coniested races were run, and sevcprtunising "young things," (in sportman's phrase) made their debut on the turf. On Saturday, the only day on which we found it convenient to attend, the sports were very interesting. The races commenced with a sweepstakes, mile htoils, free for all ages, for which there were five entflfti. The three first heats were won each by a different horse, and the fourth and last was closely and spiritedly contested. The sweepstakes was followed by the great four mile heats, for which Reel, Kate Aubrey, and Sarah Morton were entered. Ol course, the Belle ol Red River, the nn( that never IohI a race?the peerless Reel?took the purse in two straight heats ; but the contending animals did themselves great credit. Kate particularly showed herself to be a strong and persevering runner, and not an opponent to be despised by the best- Sarah Morton seemed to lack the bottom for so long a race, but exhibited good peed and spirit. The races over the Louisiana Course commence we believe, on the 26th inst.?liuJhtin Ohio Rivkk.?At Wheeling, on Tuesday last the (>bio River had five feet of water in the channel At Pittsburgh, the same day, there were four feel of water in the channel, At Cincinnati, on Mon day, the river was falling, bat the largest class o b >ats were arriving and departing as usual. Thb HriMON it firm above Fiahkill; the ice ia ] (Bohea thick. I *?vV YOKK HER ALDVrw York, Sandiy, April 9, 1943. Herald Literary Depot, All the new end cheap literary publications of the day urn for aale, wholesale and retail, at the Herald Orrica, northwest corner of Nassau and Fulton street. Next Election?American Seamen?The Somers' Cask.?We understand that the recent developments made relative to the tragedy on board the Somen, will make an important element in the nexhelection. This is quite a novel idea, which never struck us before. There are in New York always on hand about 3000 sailors. Those sailors are going to be called together in one large Mass Seamen's Meftino, and th?>w ar? L- :r .1 :il ? C 1 ? "j ???v wv oorvvu ii iiirjr win iui imvtti icform?trial by jury?sailors' rights?and protection from the danger ol being hungup at the yard-arm, without trial and without evidence. The questions put to them will be?which of the two organized parties?the whigs or the democrats?are in favor of Beamen's constitutional rights to life and liberty 1 which are against or in favor of flogging in the navy 1 which are against or in favor of colts, cats, and canvass bags'! which in favor of hanging at the yard-arm without evidence, and on mere suspicion, dr doubtful circumstances 1 This is an entire new element in the next election, and will lead to some extraordinary results. We shall watch its progress, and give due notice of the Great Mass Meeting of American Seamen, which we hear is to be held in a few days. Three thousand seamen's votes can decide the election any way. a Remarkable Character.?Jacob Barker, formerly of new York, now of new orleans. ?We give to day, on our first page, a speech recently made in New Orleans, in a case before a court there, by Jacob Barker, Esq., formerly wellknown in this city, as one of the most original Bnd remarkable men of the day. In this speech, Mr. Barker goes over the story of his life, and according io an mat we Knowot mm, and all we have heard, he gives a correct account throughout. Jacob Barker was one of the most remarkable men of his day, in this community. He was a native of Rhode Island, had a good New England education, and began life early as a trader and merchant. By the force of talent, shrewdness, industry and good sense, he became rich and respectable? turned his attention to finance and banking?rose to be the great financier of the day?and by his skill and success created a great deal of jealousy and envy among the brokers of Wall street. This took place from 1820 up to 1825 and 6. About that time, the first great enplosion took place in New York?and several Bond and Trust Companies blew up, producing a great excitement and much bad feelings in certain circles of society. Criminal prosecutions were instituted against a number of individuals, among whom were included the late Henry Eckfurd, M. L. Davis, Jacob Barker, and other persons. The trials of these and other persona ereated great excitement about 1826. Jacob Barker who had acted merely as a broker or agent to some j of these concerns, defended himself, and finally came out triumphant. Soon after that event, he went to New Orleans, where he has cut a conspicuous figure ever since. It is curious, however, to remark that some of the leading persons who got up the excitement against Jacob Barker and others in 1826. have since exhibited more awtul explosions, without being subjected to any prosecutions, or a word of censure in this latitude. On the contrary, men whose financial deeds were as the ocean to a drop of water, in comimrison to those of 1826, are now called the tlili, the respectable, the moral, and the pride of New York. Bah 1 We are almost tempted to exclaim with Brutus, " Virtue, what a phantom art thou!" Latest from Boston.?There was no mail yesterday from the east,in consequence of the blow and the fog of the previous night, but we are not without advices, for Adams <te Co. came through with their usual punctuality. We are indebted to them for Boston papers of Friday afternoon. They do not contain a word of news. Governor Dorr was there. We learn from Adams Jr Co., that the Norwich road is now in complete order. TirEATRrcALs.?The Chatham Theatre will be re. opened to-vnorrow night, after having undergone a thorough renovation. The Manager comas out, therefore, with new and brilliant plumage, ready to continue his prosgterous flight in the sunny regions of popularity. The new tragedy, entitled the " Patrician's Daughter," which has mat with marked success at Drury Lane, will be produced in a style of great magnificence. Mr. Forrest and the magnificent Josephine sustain the principal characters, supported by the excellent stock company, to which several deseirved favorites have been added. The house will, course, be crowded, and those who wish seats, I lad better look out in time. The doore open in futu re at a quarter before 7 o'clock, and the curtain rises at half-past 7 precisely. We have great pleasure in stating that Mr. and ivf-^ d ? i i l? ?i *li_ *\ iviJB. ditrug kiuiii iidvc urru ru^??;ru ni iiiib uicauc Mr. B. is a< ikaowledged to approach the late lamented Power closer than any actor now living. Mrs. B. is one of the moat finished, as she is one of the loveliest actresses on the stage. They will prove an eminent acquisition to Mr. Thome's company. A ner v play, cadled " The New York Merchant," is to be produced at the Park to-morrow night. We do no t know wha t it is likely to turn out. But we shall see, and report accordingly. St kam Shit Great Wester*.?This vessel was spol1 .en on the 19th alt., two days after the late ssver< storm, in lat. 41, Ion. 63, standing east, by the shi p Monongahela, Turley, at Philadelphia from Li .verpool. B ailroad Accident ?We learn from Pomeroy Ac ' Jo. that nn acoident occurred on the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad on Thursday evening to the western train; when about one mile west of Albany the mail car ?nd three baggage cars ran off the track;the rail car, with the mail agent and mails, were capsized?yet the ag*nt, Mr. Pierce, escaped unhurt? with the exception of a few slight bruises. The bag gage cars were entirely demolished. The brat .eman escaped by jumping ints a snow bank? nont of the passengers were seriously injured, yet ssve ral escaped very narrowly. Th e mails were detained about two hours. . Tlio u'pnflmr u* a a v?rv pnU in I Irlnnno ,M """ on th e 20th inst. Tc xas.?We have Galveston parent of the 18ih ult. Gen. Felix Huston is to take the field against the J fexicann. No other news. Ca nada Parliament.?it is prorogued to the 2nd of Tff-xt month. Wratkkr in Canada.?The mercury in Quebec on tlv 22d ult. was down to lOdegrees. Fr-im Albany.?The Senate, on Thursday, refused, hy a vote of 14 to 13, to consider the resolution relative to Col. Young and repudiation. The following hills have passed the House. To incorporate MendeUhon llenevolent Soeiety in the city of New York?Aye*<*4, noes 0. To incorporate the Alliance Mutual Insurance | Company in the city of New York?Ayes 101, noes 0. To amend the chatter of the Jackson Marine !nI surance Company in the city of New York?Aye* 9H noes 0 To improve the Court of Common Pleas, and re duce me e xpenses tnereoi?ayes 04, noes aw. The last bill is explained in the Argue thiswise ? I ? The principal features of the bill are, that the State ahull be divided into twelve judicial district*, ' lor each of which a president judge shall be appointed, who shall hold the county courts alone for the trial of civil causes,and with whom shall be associated two countyjudges at the general sessions. The present judges to remain in office, until their terms 8 expire; and the law to take effect an the 1st February next. I City Intelligence. Nominations.?The Democrats in the Fourth Ward have nominated Robert Martin, the present incumbent, for Alderman, and David J. Williams, for Assistant. The Whigs have not nominated? the ticket published yesterday was the Fourth Ward uruuiuyn, ncu uus cny. in ine c.ievenin, abbisuuii Alderman Charles J. Dodge is.renominated, and not Mr. Briggs, as has beeu reported. Seventh Waro Nominations.?The Democratic nominations for the Seventh Ward are as follows: ?James Nash, for Alderman ; Charles Dougherty, for Assistant; fibenezer Clark, for Collector; Chas. F. Way and James J. Timpson, tor Assessors; Samuel Jones and Robert Marsh, for Constables. News Boy Burglars.?The " Brother Jonathan" office, 162 Nassau street, was entered on Thursday evening, and robbed of publications oi various kinds, including " Dickens1 Notes on America," "Putter Hopkins," &c., valued at about #30. A newsboy named Michael Loltus. residing in Elm, near Leonard street, was arrested yesterday on the charge of having committed or participated in the offence, and fully committed for trial. A portion of the stolen publications were seen in his possession by some of his associates, and some few found with him when arrested. Attempt to enter a Pawnbroker's Shop.? About 3 o'clock yesterday morning, as watchman Calvert was passing the pawnbroker's establishment of Joseph Jackson, 252 Grand street, he spied a man busily engaged in attempting to force open the front door, when he seized and conveyed him to thp Watchhouse. On searching the rogue, a short crowbar or " English billy" was found iu one of his pockets, and a box of locofoco matches. He gave the name of William Johnson, but refused to give his residence or occupation. On searching the premises that he had attempted to enter, it was fouud that the burglar had broken the bolt of the door, and also (he lock, with the instrument found in his possession He was examined at the Police, and fully committed lor trial. Dr. Lardner on the Comet.?Dr. Lardner in now in New Orleans. On the 20th ult. he delivered a lecture on the present comet. The "N. O. Bulletin" of the 21st gives us the following notice of this lecture:? The Comet.?Dr. Lardner in bis lecturo last waning, removed, we suppose, any doubts that may still have existed as to the nature of the luminous body visible in our heavens. He showed conclusively why it could neither be a lunar rainbow, as supposed by some, nor the zodiacal light, as supposed by others, but, beyond all doubt, a comet. He stated that it was not one whose track had been ascertained, and though it may hare before appeared, as far as any astronomical knowledge of it went, it might be regarded as n new odc. The lecturer also removed, it is to behopad, any alarm that may have been felt by the over sensitive or superstitious at the presence of the stranger. He assured the andience that calculations had been made by a French mathematician and astronomer of the chancea of a comet coming into collision with the earth, and that to make the hazard equal, a betting man might wager at least two hundred and eighty millions of dollars to one against any such accident to our globe. He moreover informed us that a comet had, in the latter part of the last century, passed amongthe moons ot Jupiter, without in the slightest degree disturbing the motions even of those small bodies. Dr. L. stated that the comet now visible, though a large and splendid one, was not by any means to be compared with that of 1911 or with othcraaf earlier dates. He alsa stated a number of highly interesting facts connected with these phenomena On Wednesday evening, however, he proposes to enlarge still more upon the subject. and to exhibit a drawing oi the preaent comet, and of Haley t and other cqmets. Pittsburgh. [Corres|>ondenee of the Herald.] Pittsburgh, March 23, 1843. Religious Movements?Piety?Steam Explosion? MiUerism?Trade?Politics. Dear Bennett:? The weather in this portion of the globe has been uncommon cold of late. Last night was bitter, and this day is but little better, save an occasional glimpse ot sunshine beaming out upon the rugged aspect of surrounding nature. But when these bleak remains ot winter shall pass away, we will be better able to appreciate the delight and beauty oi spring. We have nad a variety of excitement in our goodly city of late, a large portion of which has a|<t>eared in the shape of religion, under the preaching and by persuasion of the Kev. Cyrus Black, who labors under the banner of Methodism with astonishing effect. It is not by any intellectual pre-eminence his snccese depends: nut rather by a power peculiar to himself, which delights to revel in scenes of everlasting darkness and despair, like the fierce genius of Dante. Whether the vivid perceptions which he draws, or the intense feeing which he commands, will produce a lasting good, time must determine. So thick are the dangers which beset the path of youth in a city, so hardened by temptations and lured by vices, that it takes a fiery eloquence to rouse "them from their follv! Indeed, when we examine much of the profligacy that dwells among us, we find it often countenanced by those who should be the protectors of the young How can a parent hope to see his son walk in virtue, and trample on vice, when he frequents the abodes of shame, and gives the hours he should remain in the bosom of lus family, to wanton delights'? How can he hope to see them prudent in the enjoyment of this world's goods, when lie is running tne round of arrogant ostentation, and setting before their eyes the example of voluptuous depravity !? Let those who are thus blasting the welfare of themselves and the happiness of their children, go and sin no more. A (In# aii flip ufpani.hnat fluffpr anllanco^ on Trl day last, as she was leaving the wharf. One of the engineers was killed, another dangerously wounded. f'ome of the passengers and hands were Mown into the river, others were inpired by jumping through the cabin windows, to escape the rush of steam. Professor Bronson is entertaining our citizens at present by his lectures, and telling many of them what they never knew before, and which it is altogether probable they will soon forget. It is always easier to preach than to practice?always easier to lay down rules of living tnan to follow them ; though it would be better for many, were thev to take much of what he says to heart, and put it into faithful practice Red eyes would be less common, gout less felt, and health more highly appreciated. There was a follower and declaimer of Miller's doctrines among us of late, but Ins success was very limited. The cool and deliberate manner in which our people weigh matters and things, is a sufficient safe-guard against the wild fancies of fanatics.? And this caution is a virtue in the present age; there ts so much vain yearning in the minds of men, in many jortions of the world, that it seems it was half founded on insanity. How does the infidel re gard the moral assumption of the times, atnsng all the numerous variety of sects that have sprung up during the last half century 1 It cannot be with any thing but disgust?the Biole, abused and torn by the carnal touches of faloe prophets, and presuming saints?becomes to him as a hissing and reproach against the institution of Christianity. If that religion dictates peace, let peace be cherished in its bosom, let the ftrk ol its purity rest free from the r-olltttion oft very heretic; guarded as the noblest gift to man; let it not be torn by endless feuds and dissentions. Our city has been remarkably healthy this season; in fact it appears to be unmatched in that respect by any other place in the Union ol the same size. The supply of pure wat> r thai is at ihe doors of all, renders the causes of disease that might otherwise arise less visible Business is a little better than it was. Some persons predict a favorable progress in matters and things when the spring advances a little more. But on what hypothesis they rest their belief, is more than many can apprehend. Bt* still, hope?hope points out better things, but the syren is delusive. The temoer and tone of many politicians in this I jKirtion of trie land, is considerably smoothed down under the pressure ot the tunes Tliev are beginnings Bee what they never could see before how much they have been ruled by knavery, and haw much mercenary action has characterized the proceedings of those placed in public power. Wlien thistnanv headed, and many handed multitude, can establish the belief in their minds that justice to all is the surest guide. to national happiness and prosperity, then mayihey hope toi ep their actions blest, and their wishes crowned wilh success Trifling with the general good is a dangerous proceeding. To command reverence abroad, we must retain respect at home; to keep up the pure princi pies of liberty, we must know who is placed to guard them from harm; else the security into which we have cast ourselves, may be the blindness of which the vicious may profit and usurper come to power. Wavkri.y. Tint Camcdosia.?This noble steamer will sail to-morrow at about two o'clock, P. M , fot Liver pool. Her mail at the past office already contains ten thousand letters and liftsen bushels of newspapers, which are all so assorted and arranged at our city office as to be immediately despatched on j their arrival a' Liver|*ool, to their various directions, without being detmned tor re-nssortment. This is I a crcill PlinUMn'uxi/io tM tk* Kin IaHav iiffinn At T.itfpr* pool, where in lurn the letters defined here fordij iributton, up* assorted thus:?llniton letters by themselves? New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore und New ()rleans, do. This enabled the efficient eon* of post clerks in this eity, to <li pitch the heavy Kngliali mails which arrive lo re by the Koynl Mail Line, with far greater prompt iiude than could otherwise be possible. The Caledonia will lake out a large number of paiwciiuera ? Botlon Democrat, 311/ March. I BY THE snUTHLkv) iriAlL. ! HY sPKUMli KXPKK8S. c From VV'txHlbury, New Jersey. TRIAL OF SINGLETON MERCER. [ a,. a.nManl kutiMnlm lirnnphf I hp [>r< )P.PH(i ingsin this trial up to yegterday afternoon, 4 o'clock. 8 Great excitement prevails in Woodbury and Pliila* I delphia, and the public generally now look upon the * late Heberton as a monster of the most brutal kind. Friday Afternoon, March 31. s The Court met at half-past two o'clock, and proceeded with the trial of Mercer. The question propounded to the last witness, viz :? "From the conduct and actions ot the defendant, which 1 you huve stated, and what you observed at that time, do vou or do you not think that the prisoner had the use of 1 his reason,'' was objected to on the part of the prosecution. < Mr. Carpenter, ou the part of the State, apened the argu. mint, and denied the right ol the witness to give his opinion as to the sanity or insanity of the ptisouer. He suid that such a question could only bo answered by persons ot skill-physicians and other scientific men. Mr. Jfffkiu, on behalf of the prisoner, followed Mr. Carpenter, oud contended that the witness having testified as to the acts of the prisoner, had an undoubted right to give his opinion as to the sanity or insanity of the prisoner, from bis acts, t? stifisd to by him. Mr. Bhownino followed on the name side. TheATTeaNEV General concluded the trgument. He said that the question was wholly irrelevant to the issue, and spoke at considerable length in support of his argu. ment. The Court overruled the objection of the Attorney General, and allowed the question to be put. The discussion of this matter occupied the attention of the Court nearly three hours. Charles Paynter recalled. Q - From the conduct and actions of Singleton, do you think ho had the use ol his reason 7 A?I do not think lie had the perfect use of his reason. Cross-examined by the Attorney Gknke.il?1 said I saw Mercer at 6 o'clock on the morning of Wednesday. I did not see any pistol on him before 10 o'clock ot that day. I took a pistol' from him that day. I first became acquainted with the fact ol'his having u pistol, by seeing him come down stairs with ono in his hand. 1 don't think 1 saw him .alter dinnor. 1 don't think he had the uso of his reason at 10 o'clock on that day. That is the r t?i. i,;m Tirul in room, 1 heard him running downstairs. I saw him at Hie landing. His conduct was very wild and violent, such as I never saw before. He came downstairs, appeared to be in a violent passion, and was going towards the 1 door. Whon I came in the entry I saw Meicer advancing towards the door 1 threw myself in front ot him. He 1 told me to go away, that he would kill any man who stop- 1 ped him. I trok hold of him, and partly by force and partly by persuasion, got him into the parlor. I then i took one of the pistols from him. I have already describ- 1 ed his actions in the parlor. The first timu that I remarked that he had not the use of his reason, was when 1 saw him at the foot of the stairs. He would be pacified (or five minntes or so, and then be would jun p up and become violent again. I was not ot opinion that during the periods

when he would jump up and be violent, that he had the use of his reason. From his walking across the floor, wetting his head, wiping the tears fiom his eyes, and other strange conduct, I was satisfied that he had not the right rue of his reason. I think so now, and 1 thought so then. I mean that 1 did not think he had the perfect use of his reason. I don't know to whom I first stated thuTactot bis net having the right useol his reason. I Abu't know when 1 stated it. John O. Davis was called and sworn, and deposed as fellows?1 live at the back of No. 44 Spruce street, Philadelphia; I am one of the night police; I saw Singleton Mercer the evening before tke fatal occarrencetook place ?it was at the southwest corner of Fifth and Walnut streets. I think it wanted about HO minutes of ten o'clock; when I got to my box I saw three or four cabmen there; my box is at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets; there was a black man there with some trunks on his back, I think; Mercer came over to me and asked me if I was on duty; I toid him 1 was; he said he should want me directlv; he then started down Filth street; he appeared very wild; I looked at the man, and I thought there was something wrong about him; his eyes appeared to be very wild and flying?that is, in quick motion; he then returned to where I was, at the northwest corner of Filth and Waluut ?he came up and asked me if I had ink and papor; I told him 1 bad not; I then proceeded with him to the southwest corner of Fifth and Walnut, and after we got there, he said to me, I want you to go to Captain somebody, (men tioning some name, but not Mercer) and tell him to send me $16; 1 asked him where that person lived; says he, "in Pine street, somewhere in tke neighborhood of Second." 1 told him that I could not attend to tnat, it was of a prinn*. ihin<?lilrnlaro.in? nr tlw.ft l..,n.,l.l U? said it war of that nature. At that time of our conreriatlon I looked at his facej he looked very wild, and hit eyt.s allying in every direction ;he then told me that there was a person running away with his siitrr; them words he uttered in a very wild state to me; at the time he mentioned about his sister,his head and eves were wheeling about inievery direction, and at that-time he said "there is some of my friends," and away he started; I looked round hut could see no person; I see a man and woman directly at the corner, going up Fifth street; the young man, Mer cer, proceeded up among the cabmen at the corner; he then returned down and passed rather below Walnut in Fifth; he then came running up and called for a cabman; he then ordered the cahmay. to drive to tho Walnut street House as fast as ever he could; he got up on the front and then started; I did not sec him afteiithat; he went up to the man and woman that were passing ulong Fifth street, whether he had any conversation with them I don't know; lu as under the impression that there were stolen goods aliout. scing the tmnks, and that was why I looked at him; I believe that he was not a reasonable man, from the movement of his eyes, the throwing of his head, and the wild way of his running about. Cross-examined by'the Attosse* Oemkral?I have every reason to believe that the prisoner at the bar is the young man that I saw that night. He did not look so pals th"B. (The prisoner stood up.) That is the man, (pointing to Mr. Mercer.) 1 have seen persons acting wild undor the influence of liquor, hut I was satisfied by standing close to him, that Mercer was not so. I was close to him, but I did not smell anything on his breath to induce me to believe that he was in liuuor. I saw nothing in his conduct to induce me to believe thRt his situation was caused by intemperance. I never stated that it was. I have stated to persons that young Mr. Mercer was out of his head that night. The reason why I did not arrest him was, that I considered there were stolen goods about, and I went to the watch house and informed Captain Bonnet. I had got information that Mercer had had a mantle stolen from nim. and that he was watching the black man with the baggage, and I, at the same time, was watching him. Jasos Bsniskt, Captain of the Watch of the South East District of Philadelphia, sworn, and deposed as follows? I am Captain of the City Watch of Philadelphia; I sawMercer on the Thursday night about 11 o'clock, in an oyster cellar, under the Adelphi Buildings, in Fifth St., below Walnut; I went into the cellar in consequence ei what Davit said to me, 1 saw Singleton Mercer sitting at table in the cellar; I ?tood and looked at him a moment; he got up, and wan in the act of folding a letter in a hurried manner. He came towards me, and said, " you are the gentleman who waa with me last night at the corner of Sixth and Chesnut streets." 1 replied," no, you are mistaken." lie immediately turned round and called for a wafer, and for more paper at the same time; he remarked to the landlord, " you shall he paid for all I have." He sat down at the tahle axain, and commenced wilting. Helooki d at me again, and got up and came to wards me. He repeated again, ' you are the gentleman who waa with me laat night at Sixth and Chcsnut." A {entleman who was standing alongside of me, who knew lercer, introduced me to him, and told him who I was He then wont back to th i table. He sat down and spoke to me again ia reference to Sixth and Chesnut street; that I whs the person who was with him there A gentleman alongside of him said " no, this is Captain Bennet, of the witeh;he then cane to me and requested me to retire with him to a dillerent part of the cellar and commenced telling me of the disgrace of his sister: the relat ion of it appeared to he very painlul to him, and (told him 1 was acquainted with the facta from seeing it in the papers; he placed both his hands on my shoulders, and said, "my sister is crazy, my mother is crazy, my father is crazy, my family is I ruined, and I am the only one left to redreea their wrongs"?that Halierton had done this thing?that a proarcution had been brought against him, and he was attempting to escape; he said, "His trunks are now on the opposite side ol the street at a barber's shop." His man- i nor became very wild and incoherent; hi? countenance was very haggard, and there was something about him i that I can't at all describe. I left him and went to the person who hail introduced me to him; I told him that the man was not in his semes, and that he must try to get him home; I don't know that I can recollect all the conversation, but 1 can relate all that occurred that night; the yoang man who was with Mercer told me they had been trying to get him home; that he had not been home from the morning previous; I said to the young man, if you wish to get him home, I c n VPi y mmii <in inn! mi )i'?, no .mi, non i mhtr use 01 any violence, for If you do, he willahoet n?.:I I then asked the question, " i? he armed I If to, 1 will arreat him at any rate." The gnawer waa, " I don't kaow that he ia." 1 then aaid 1 would try and persuade him to go home. I went to Mercer and requeated mm logo home, lie laid no, he uevcr would go home until ho knew where Heberton had gone to?that hla home waa deatroyed?that ha knew Heberton could not go without hia trunka, anil that he waa determined to watch them. Ahout that time n black man cama down and made some little atir. The conversation stopped for a moment. I then requester! Mercer again to go home, and told him I would take hia place and watch the trunka myself, and if they attempted to take the trunka away I would give him information; he aid that would net aatialy him, that I could not convey tohimthe information in time?that he lived too faroff. I fetind that It w aa in vain to attempt to get him to go home. Something had been aaid about Bloodgood'i, and I laid If you won't go home, go to Bloodgood'i, that ia nearer, and I will send you information. I think he railed me again to a diat nt port oi the cellar, and detailed the story of hia aiater, ami the wronga done to hia family. 1 then requested him to go to Bloodgood'i?that a night's reat would calm his feelings, and tlut he would fesl bet ter in the morning. Alter a good ileal of persuasion, lie aaid, "it yon will pledge your wor I und honcr, aa a gentleman, that you will not permit those trunks to leave that barber's shop without giving me information, I will go to Bloodgonifa." I gave him that pledge, ami it appear rd to relieve hia mind, and he aaid, in a lively manner, "come, troys, let us take a drink." I declined to take a drink, and told him he had better not take any himself. IT., insiale I in.nn .1 o,.,l Oi. ...... ...I.I .-a -o. I' nt. I found the hast way to caltn him was to humor him. He Invited two other persons; altogether four of us, went up to the bar. A bottle of ale win drawn for Mar rer, and n gla*': of wine for myself. I don't know what he re?t hud. He put the glass of ale to hi* lip*, set It down with wilt (listing It, and **id, "let u* eat some oysters.* I told him I would not. He .muted upon it, told me I was perfectly welcome, and said, "I have not eaten mj thing ijnce yesterday morning." Three fried oysters v. are put on n plate for hiin and he cut theai up, luit did not . at tin m. lie again took me to another pait ol the cellar, told ine of his sister's wrongs. He said he wm determine,) to ntch the trunk*. 1 told him he promise I mn that hewould :*0 to Bloodgood's; I then repeated the pit dge I had given; l" raid if I would watch the trunks and g.ve him in forma tion, he would pay any amount of money I required, he s iid "I am not of age, hut I pledge von my word that what I say shall he fulfilled:" I told him no pay would he ^ required, all 1 asked ol him waa to go to Bloodgood's and [ft a night's rest; after a good ileal of persuasion, ?uJ villi the aid of his friends, and after exacting the pledge urn me repeatedly, I prevailed u|tou him to get iuto a lab and go dons to Bloodgood'a; I taw no more o( him intil i saw him here yesterday; I was near enough te i in three or (our times to take his breath: 1 did not perleivethe slightest appearance of liquor about him; all he time I was conversing with him his face almo t touchsi mine. Cross-examined by the Aitohnkv Gknkral.?Davis aid to me that there was a young man in Sixth street beinvlngin a very strange manner, and he didnotknow vhut to make ol him; 1 was in tied when Davta mud* this tatement to me. The Court here adjourned until to-morrow rooming at I o'clock. Saturday, April 1. Mornih.i Stssioiv. The court was opened at 0 o'clock. The District Atorney, Mr. Carpenter, rose and stated a question of controversy before the court. It is not of much interest to ;he public, uor importance to the case. A majority ot the sourt decided in Mercer's favor. Capt. Bissctt recalled by Mr. Mollkso*.?Hector Tiudail wns the name of one of the friends of Mercer, Ii'linm I oaur u'iiK him at iho nvttop foliar. I fhinlr I stated the substaneeof all that Mr. Davit communicated tome; 1 did not arrest Mercer on that night, because I bbw that he was in the hands of hit Iriendt; I gave positive orders to nrreRtany person who should attempt to take away those trunks which were at the barber's shop, no matterTwho they were;!! presume Mercer went to Mr. Bloodgood's; he went away in a cab with two gentlemen. Ai.kxi.mikk Huuhikuck, sworn?1 saw Singleton M ercer ou the Friday that has been uamud; I saw him at the north- west corner uf Schippen and Fourth streets, jut about halt-past three or four o'clock, P. M., passing at this time up Scbippen street, towards Fourth ; 1 saw nim at the corner; 1 observed his manner sometime before I got there ; I saw Mr. Mercer stop, and walk backwardi and forwards, sometimes down the street; he appeared tc be greatly excited beiore I came up to him; 1 then went up to hint and shook hands with him; I was going to ad dress him respecting his iamily?to enquire about hit father und mother's health?knowing the circumstancei about his sister, the report I had heard-his mauner wai so singular?his l'nce and eyes looked so wild from wliai they formerly had been ; he looked out of his eyes like i crazy man; his eyes rolled and stared, as much as I ever saw a crazy man's. I was at a loss how to address him. Om side of his lace [left] was as red as if he had receive'1 a blow on it; the other side was blanched and pale; I wai agitated at the moment myself; I then thought 1 would get him into some trifling conversation, iu hopes of somt person coming along that 1 was acquainted with; 1 want ed his family to know about liirn; no one came along thu I could send to lettlicm know; there yas few people ii the street then ;on entering into conversation with him ant knowing that he had some business with asou of mine, ] thought this would call his attention: I then found Uia the answers he made were quite wild and strange;he spoki of men that he knew nothing of; 1 was still anxious t< get him taken care of; 1 then went up Schippen street and he went a few steps with me and then turned short round on his heel and went back again to the corner; 1 then left him there and I went into the market to get some person to keep him in custody till I could go and let hii parents know about him; halt way|up Schippen I wen1 into the market; when I returned to Fourth street again 1 saw that he was gone; I saw no more of him that day ke looked around hurriedly in every direction: his wholi person was remarkable, very much so; I have known bin lrom his infancy. From what I taw of him I [believe tha he had not thr ute of his reason Cross-examined by Mr. Molleioh?When he looke< tjiirriprilv 1111 nnp nlrppf nnri unnthnr T (Kinlr Vin Qnitoarpi to be looking for some one; I know his family and am ii the haliit of visiting them on business; I am the master ol a vessel, last ottho brig Harry; Mercer was going to g? a place for a sen of mine; I have sailed in his father's am ploy. Mr.|Mou.Kson?Did you ever,hear|ot a criminal charg against him 1 Half a doyen Counsel?We object. It was oven uled by the Court. Messrs. Browne and Jirrtsi?The question is inon strous ! After some discussion, the cross .examination proceed ed. Witness?I have stated all that he did and all that h< said to -ne. Hkmrv Kelly aSirmed?I live in No. 2 Union st South wark ; I am a ship carpenter;I know Singleton Mercer; was at thehouseof T.MerceronWednesday theSth.abou 10 A. M : several persons were there; Singleton Mer err c.ame down from up stairs; he came into the front par lor where I was ; he was crying ; he walked up toward the lire ; his lather and mother, Mrs. Payntor, and other were there; ho walked towards the stove ;alter sayinj something about his sister, he then begau to laugh ; he ac ted in a way I had never seen him aet before ; hit mothci says to him, " My son, don't go on so?dan't worry so;,1 he then commenced crying again ; ho then went out o the room and went up stairs, I believe ; he then cauii down ; went into the front parlor, looking very wild ii his ap|>earance ; he then began to rave and gt on abou the injury done to his sister; he had one or two pistol in his hand at that time ; his friends got round him whei they saw the pistols in his hands ; ho insisted ongoing out; thoytold him he should not go out; he then at tempted to get out of the windows but was prevented ; hi said he wanted to go up to tlia Aldeiman's office, as Mr Heberton had to meet there that morning ; they told him he should not go out; i told him ifhe would stay 1 wouk go to the Alderman'* mvself: I did so there when I got to the orticc I found Mr. Thomas Mercet the father there, as als* lawyer Hnnna; it wu Aldermai Mitchell's office; Mr Vandyke foon came in, and Mr. lie barton; Mr. Quinn was also there. We went back to th< house, Mr. T. Mercer, Mr. Quinn and myself: Single ton Mercer was raring and going on, and said if he liac stone up to the Alderman's he would have seen Heberton. It was then near 12 o'clock, and I leltto goto my owi house. From what I saw I do not believe that he had the use of his reason. Cross examine I by Mr. Moi.ir.iox? Singleton Mercei was rather wilder when 1 came hack at 12 o'clock, thai when I fti nt went there in the morning. I understood tha Mr. Hsnna was at the Alderman's office as Mr. T Mer cer's lawyer, and that Mr. Vandyke was there asthe counselor Mr. Heberton. I saw Mi. Heberton go out the office. Mrs. Flux Jxnc Quixrr, the sister o! Singleton Mercer was here brought forward and swom--[(ns'.ead of takini her seat between the lawyers?with the counsel for thi prosecution on her left, and those for the defence on he: right?with the Judge in front, as tha other witnesae have all done, except her sister Sarah, which would alsc have brought her to sit facing the reporter from the New York Herald?instead of that her counsel placed he: with her back to the Attorney General and District At torney, and also to the Herald's reporter, and her left sidi to the Judge, and her face to her own counsel.] Mr. Mollkson?Will Mrs. QuiDn please to tarn rouni facing the Court [the usual position] in order that I cat hear a little better I Mr. Baowisr?For what purpose? Is it that lipr like nets may he taken? I understand there are artists em ployed hereto take the likeeess'of these parties for wonl to that etlect, not precisely recollected] and I can con ceive no ?ther object that the Attorney General ofth< State r?n liare in (taking her to tarn round, than to eftec that object. The Disthic r Attoiixkv?1 have heard of no artiatl nor do I know what the gentleman mean*. Mr. Bnowxr, (excited)?I can aliow it to you in the pa pern; I can ahow it to you in the New York Herald, and i haa been pnbliahed in that paper by the reporter nov preaent, that he haa aent to Philadelphia for an artiat t< come and take the likeneaaea of aome of the membera o thia unfortunate family. And I do hope that any sucl additional allliction will be apared to thia family. [Aa the Herald'* reporter could not tepiy in Court, h ainiply replica here, that the iearaof the numeroita learnei counael tor the defence, were groundless?he takea ni likeneaaea except with the pen.] We believe in obedience to the direction of the Court Mra. Qtiinn then turned round fronting the Judge, raiae< lip hor head with modeaty and propriety, turned naide he veil, and ahowed ua a very nmiable, astreenbla and hand aome countenance; and then proceeded ?o relate, in i clear and diatincttone of voice a* lollowa? WiTiarta?1 am the aiater of Singleton Mercer; I hav aeen a prraon br the name of Baatido; he waa at my hoas< ou the 17th ot December? The Court here objected to going into this part of th teatimy. The eccaaion of hi* being there waa that my brothe Singleton had a amall party ol gentlemen there; it wa hia birth-day ; Sarah waa there that day ; ahe wna in th front parlor, and Mr. Baatido waa in the buck parlor folding doora between, partly open, the ludiea wer not in the room with the gentlemen ; I hav aeen Mr. Helierton, and I think he and Mr. Baatidi might be very eaaily miatnken for each other. 1 waa ii my father'* hotiae on the Wednesday that has been apo ken of. My brother waa in a very diatracted state. Whei I got tbero he immediately threw his arms around mj n? ck and hurst into teara?put his head on my shoulder Aftor a four mo mam to hn raian/f hia ha?a?l on I Ho<ron < rave, Anil told me that if I didn' walk out ol the room hi would kick mo out. without ray having given him An; cause whatever. Ho becnme ?o very violent that I sug goated to i?mn person* that they had better take care o him. Ho wanted to jumpout of the window. Home om aid they would go for Mr. Cozzens, a police officer. Sin flletonthen asked mo if 1 would send for my huahand. rent, hut my huahand had gone up town.' Ho came ii sometime alter, HDd Singleton, without hi* saying any thing, ordered him out of the house. He was quite agit'a ted all the time, running across the room, fcc., aa ha* heei before described. His features were complete!; changed; he behaved in a very rude manner after m; father returned from the flquirc'a office; I left the roon shortlv after that. From all that I saw, I do not heliovi he had the use of hia reason; I have seen insane persons I have seen two?one I waited on?she was a mar am dear relative?until she died. This was my husband' mother?she died insane. His eye had a much morn will appearance than either of thpm. Cross-examined by Mr. Mcclisois?I was at the hotisi from between t? and 1(1 o'clock, until about 13; I had seel Mr. Ileberton at my father's house on the Monday even ingthat mv sister was missing?never before. Mf. Disisi. C. CiSMi* sworn?I reside in Camden; saw Hinflleton Mercer on Friday evening.half past # or' o'cloek, at Mr. Cake's; when I first saw him it was whil the Jury were holding the inquest; I wns with him till th nestfmorning; he sat sideways, leaning his head on hi arm on the haek of the chair; ho didn't seem to knov that any one was present in the room; ho continue' in that |K>sit ion till towards II o'cloek. At onetime h hollowed out, " Rach, [Rachel,] you black witch, wh; don't you bring me some water? 'After that, about 19 to 1 ho asked for pome supper, at I he same time remarking ths ho had eat nothing for the last 8t> hours. There was no sti) j>**r given mm ai i no umeiiwun cnuoa ior;wi?y ? .. > m-~ to had; two of ii? went into the kitchen; we there fonn ?omn bread, potatoea, and lame cold pork; wo took it ii to him, and he ate a little; hethen aaked fortlicaegnr w hich had lieen takm from him; he did ?moke, and aj jieared more calm ; Mr. Vandyke handed thenar* t him. KrBm w hat I aaw I don* think he had the right n? of hiare.iaon. Toward! two o'clock he remarked to m thnt he had had no aleep for the laat three daya, oxcey what he had got on a cellar door; he drank copiomly large draft* I wo* will, him the next morning; he wmt a no morandnm lor me to get him ?ome aegar* from Philt lelphia, hn' hi- could leaieely hold hl? pen, or even wril ?when I wan in the room with him I aekeil him where Ii later wan? if ?he waa at homo; he told me not, Inlt thf <he waa in the inaane aaylnm Cro?a-exa mined by Mr. Moi.i.aaoia?Mr. Vandyk aeemed willing to give Mr. Mercer everything he wante< I have never told any one that t thought him not insane I never expreaaed the aame Idea in other worda. 'Jjj !*'"*j B??P Dr. Fudilik Liprinoorr alttrmed?I know S. Mercer, i I have seen him since theioth of February ; I am a Doci tor of Medicine; 1 had known him before; I met him three evenings ofthe week about louror mure year* ago, 1 have daily seen him here in prison since the 10th of February; have converted with him; 1 have had opportunities of aeeinginsane person* in the Philadelphia Hospital; I attended there one year, 1 walked the hospitai three years previoul to that; I have noticed his actions, 1 conversations, appearances, Sec. From all of which, and from ray own knowledge, I do not believe when I first saw him that he was a pane man at hi* entrance into the I prison; I have sat by at thistrial, and have heard the testimony here given. Mr. Browne? From the fasts and circumstances here detailed, do you think them symptoms ofinsanltyl Witisiss?Yes, sir. Q?Had you auy particular motive for viiiting him ao frequently 7 A?I bad. i Q?What was it? i A?I thought he needed some consolation. It was my opinion that his intellect would never recover unless he received some consolation. Cross-examined hy Mr. Molleson?I had my doubts of i his sanity at my first vi?it. Subsequent intercourse confirmed those doubts. When 1 firr.t visited him I found him laboring under great excitement, which was manifested by a Hushed countenance?t estlessness of manner?wildness of the eye?incoherent conversation?and constipation. For these reasons I doubted his sanity. By constipation I mean irregularity of the bowels. I learned it by hearing him speak of it. 1 inquired of him a number of times, and he complained of his head I think this was the next day. I believe myself that insanity is a disease of the mind, and not of the body.? There is a difiereuco between an unnatural and an unhealthy condition of the nerves; there are all grades of i distinction between these conditions; I think I have never met with a case of insanity which had not foritsfnuni dation some abnormal condition of the brain; if called i upon to visit a patient in that condition of the brain, I > would require as evidence of it a delusion; a strange idea; there are many other evidences of that condition* I Mr. Molleson?State them. j WiTRF.ss?Any alteration of the function of the brain is i another evidence, I might have suid any alteration in the t natural functions of the brain. [Some of the audience i looked very wise ahout Ihii time \ The evidence that would satit'v me of an alteration of the functions arc the 3 symptoms 1 have previously given yau,which are intense | excitement, ilushed countenance, lie. Extreme excitei meut I consider about the same evidence,as the symptoms I have named; I de not considei Singleton Mercer's brain > now in a perfectly healthy condition. Q?.Do you now regard him ai perfectly sane?] W1-1 :A t A?I should think him very susceptible, to say the i le..st. t Mr. Mollcson?Do vou decline answering the|queation I as to his present sanity ? t witness?i do. 9 Being further naestioned, witness said he had attended > upon Singleton Mercer professionally, since in prison. i , When I first called on him, I administered to him a ca. t tbsrtic/and consolation?physical and moral treatment. 1 [ The Court here adjourned for dinner. Attebnoon Session. j Dr. LirriNCOTT recalled?I did not mean in my testimo' ny this morning that delusion was an invariable attendant I on insanitv? HwlmiAn ia cnmoiimM ? -1 * ? have convened with n number of gentlemen upon thia 9 subject since I was last examined; the patient's natural 1 character it an invariable test of insanity; I know of no ' better rule; the natural character of the person, compared with the character of the insane, and tnen observe the | point on which he deviates; in respect to the point of dn 1 viation in the prisoner's case the most prominent was his 3 sister's disgrace; iu the caseof Singleton'Mereer I enqair' ed into his whole history in as delicate a manner as I 1 could. On Saturday the llth, the day on which he came " hete, I was with him about an hour. My enquiries were principally limited to the matters which have originated e this investigation. Q?Please to give me one or more physical tests of insanity. A?I have already given them; the [eye is the best test ' we have; Singleton was either greatly excited, or else deranged. Mr. MoLLxiors?You can say that with the greatest safety. ' " Witisess?As soon as I entered the room I observed that his countenance was flushed?he walked acoas the * room hurriedly ; stopped suddenly ; it appeared irapossij blc for him to remain ; his eye was wild aod wandering ; 1 resting upon nothing ; incoherent conversation ; introduced a n imber of subjects ; found it impossible to rivet his attention ; his ideas were very much confused ;mii' called persons and thiugs ; constipation was the last; he 1 asked me for something to open his bowels ; as to mis? calling, he miscalled a number of persons In the city ; addressed me by another name ; as I before stated 1 tried f to console and soothe him ; some stories were related by ' us both ; he also miscalled things about the room ; I can. ' not name them ; I have spent nearly one fourth ot my B time with him ; he spoke ol yellow and green as the same 1 color ; one and all of these manifestations are inconsistent 1 with health ; flushed countenanco would be the least sa' tisfactory ; when the will becomes involuntary I should 1 pronounce a man insane, or a mouomania ; insanity is not I separated by a broad line ; we have every gradation ; conduct distinguishes between incipiency and the actual 9 formation of mania. Q?Whatis your definitionofinsanity. ' A?Every alteration qf the functions of the brain in ' consistent with the true standard of natural character; i the divisions of insanity are mania, monomania, dementia, r idiocy, and fifty others ; perhaps however that is too ma1 nv; there is homicidal monomania; also religious monomania and nostalgia; the affections may cause monomania; 9 I believe monum inia Joea alone sometime* consist in the ' disturbed allections. ' Q ? Can there be insanity without delirium 7 A?Yes, sir. 1 Mr. Mollesow?D< fine delirium. Witisv.ss? Some false notion may enter the mind, sometimes attended by a fever. r Q?What do you mean by a false notion 7 j A?A false idea?[Being further questioned!?I rccol1 left no material tests of insanity which have neon omitted. ' 1sa?c C. Field, afhrme 1?My store is at No. 11 South 1 Front strnet, Philadelphia; it is about two squares lrom Messrs. Carson and Newhold. where S. Mercer was clerk; I knew him; I srw him on Friday, P M , a few minutes f bfforeSo'clock; he rame into tho Walnut street Ferry E House, while 1 was standing by the store; I had r known him for two or threu years ; he came ' in from the dror next to the wharf, and walk| ed directly towards me, without noticing any one?and much to tnv surprise said "how dta you Mr. r a lum.r' l? ro.n?- . 1?..J i t jj- *<? --?? ? . ?nv? ? iuuu ivtir^isiiuc wu reuiicr in tin i bad ever noticed before; he looked me directly in the face B with an earnest eye; he pasaed directly into an adjoining room, and I saw hiri no more; I mentioned this the next 1 morning to one of my clerk*. 1 The Court here adjourned for the week. Sales of Stocka at Phllsalelpkla yesterday. . No sale* at first Board thie day. Aftir Board?JIIOO City Fives, 1967, 96; 209 do 1H(70, h 9ti; 840 Schuylkill Nav'e. ft's, 1859. 69; IS Kentucky. 48|; . 1000Cincinnati Bond. 186.9, 79}; SO Camden and Anihoy BR, 64; 1500 Stated'*, 1945, 31>J; 2 Union Bank Tenne eo, 38. , LATEST 80UTHERN SHIP NEWS. t rHii.ADKt.rHt*. 4r>ril 1?Arr Robert Falcon, McMichaels, ? Whami>o??ia Baravi*; Foster, Lancaster, Mat'nxas; Caucasian, S|,r??o?, NOrlrant; Onreo, Rerd, New B-drnrd Cld 0 Nnrris Stanley, Rue, 8t Thorn**; Benjamin Franklin, Flinn, Bna'nn. 1 Baltimokc March 31? Arr Irnac Franklin, Brown, NewOrl?an*;C*ii<<ace. Bnehiman, NVork. Sid Effort, Chanev, and j, Man1, Cook, Newburyport j Alkxakoria. March 30?Sid Mary Loranda, Halifax; Ann Drnman, Bermuda. ' Kichmokd, Match 30?Arr Corinth, Sinilh, Rotterdam. 81d 29lh, Nassau, MYork. Norfolk, March 3ft?Arr Margaret flout, Hngg. Rio de Ja] neiro; Medium, Harding, Boiton. Sid Denmark, Menien, W r lndi-a. 1.1.17.arfth City March 28?Arr Albemarle, Weat Indie* ? Shi maria, and J K P??rra. da. 1 CiiARLKtTon, Marrli 29?Cld F Canady, Smith, W Indie*. Slil Daril Wi Inirr, Paifier. do. E Satahhah, March 28?Arc Colombo, Kldndge, Lirer|>onl; Talma Couklin, Button. New OKLraiaa, March 21?Arr Oanxe*. Elliott. Baltimore; Mandarin, Co ley. New York; Eugene. Dnnkwater, do. Sid 6 (it irgiana. McLrllnu, do; Car? inte*, Tnfta, Boaton; Alwilda, Toltnan, Martinique; Charlotte. Beat, Laguna. Spoken. Herrnlea, from Havre for Charlrston, no date, let 5ft, Inn 25 p (try- The American Museum brings out this week a r monstrosity of surpassing wonder, an enchantress of " exceeding beauty, and n drollerist ol extraordinary rial. bility. The giant boy, Daniel Lambert, Jr., is only eleven year* old, and weigh* two hundred and sixty-five pounds ?a? wonderful for hi* enormous dimension*, aa Tom Thumb was for hi* smallnes*. The continued aucccsa and attract ion of Mia* Darling, haa induced the manager ta re-engage her ; and the inimitable Winchell gives his comic drolleries; Chang Fong and Celeste are the remaining star* in this bright gallaxy. ft?-BRISTOL'S SARSArARILLA?Sight year, haa thia popular medicine hern gaining a faat hold on the con fideuce of the public, and it now ntanda approved by the medical faculty a* a atand.ird remedy for scrofula, and other ilite.iae* arialng from imparity of the blood. The ca?e of Mr. Holbertaon I* but oneof a thousand who have been restored to health when all other remedies hail failed. Rvery day bring* new praofaof it# virtue*, ami those persons who desire a reatorafion to health are desired to call on William Burger, Noa. ftO and ft 1 Courtlandt street; Thoma* Hogan, JOS Stsntsn street; or at Milhaut I harmftcy, and examine ama*sof testimony ol such persons Mare to bo noon and enquired of. The spring i?* n time when nature admonishes us to renew the system, to purge out the old leven, end revivify the organs or bodiTy health What so ettectual as Bristol's Sarsaparilla, comnoiind.-ri as it Is with other vegetable extracts of well Town cefebrity 7 Bold ?" "ottle. of $1 See that the written signature of C. C. Bristol is written across the cork of the bottle ; none other is genuine. Hold wholesale and retail by Wm. Burger, AOand M Courtlandt street, and 1H8 Greenwich street. or* SIXTH WARD.?Ate Meeting of the Democratic Republlcah Nominating Committee of the Sixth Ward, held last evening, at the Old Hickory House, corner of Kim and Anthony, WILLIAM HHALKR, Ksq. being prol>oecd a* candidate for Alderman, was carried nnanlmousrt 'y- .. ' , f or Axuxtant Alderman, ? THOU. S. HENRY, d received the Nomination a* above. ? Tlie following Nomination* wore alao nnanimontly r mad* :? i For Collector, o PATRICK KELLY, p For A?m nor?. .. SAMUEL WAROEL. it OWEN KENNY. ror umimmn. B * MICHAEL PHILLIPS. 1 PATRICK BYRNES. . (TIKIS. STEPHENS, Chairman. ii A. IUrt, Secretary. (Kf- THE FRENCH ANT I PH LOGISTIC MIXTURE I ,p >r the cur* nt nil ilinchnrR-n linm the urethra?tolif in I; 'toltli'i, ut $1, an<l at AO cent* ea*h. it W. S. RICHARDSON. Affrat, 07 Naannu ctrMt. I

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