I I'll I II Iga THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. XI., Ho. M-WhnU Ho. 4090. NEW YORK. SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 30. 1845. Prloa Two Canto; THE NEW YORK HERALD AGGREGATE CIRCULATION THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND. THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. To U? Public. THE NEW YORK HSIRALD?Daily Newspaper*-Pnb liehed every Any ot tho year except New Yarn . Day and Yonrth ?I July Price 3 centx per copy?or $7 M per aarnm?pottage, paid?caih ia advance. THE WEEKLY HERALD?pnbiahed era./ BaturdaJ morning?price nsnm per copy, or$S IS pet aaac m?poeV agc-. paid, caah in advance. ADVERTISERS are intbrmed that the circnlatioi if the Herald u over THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND, and increaaiai faat It hat the. largest circulation of any paper in this city, ir the worhl^nd. it, therefore, the heel channel for butinen arn in the cfcy or country. Pricee moderate?cub ia advance. I'RINTINU of all kind, executed at the meet moderate price, and in the moat elegant (trie. 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LEAVE STATEN ISLAND: I, 10, mAJaAJI: ? and 5. F M. CWWI^lw YORK: ?T ? ,1 and 11, A. M.: 1. SX. and I, P. M. N. B ?All freight at the ri.k of the owner, thereof, mhllrc UNITED STATES MAIL LINE FOR BALTIMORE THROUGH IN SlI HOURS. PHILADELPHIA W1LMINOTON AND BALTIMORE RAIL ROAD COMPANY. Via< reter, Wilmington, Klktea, Havre de Grace, Itc. FAKE REDUCED. ad after ilONDAY next, March 34ih, the car. will leave th? d t. corner o' (eleventh and Market street., u follow.:? rAILY, at 4 P. M. " (except Sunday.) at I0)f P- M. Or oa lb. arrival of the 6 r. M. tram from i from New York, FARE THREE DOLLARS. r^-The above are tke oaly line, that connect with thoee leaviag Baltimore for the Sesth tad Waet. WHEELING ANB PITTSBURGH, '?a'. 'nth to Wheeling or Pittabarxh can be procured 1 ? uaagers for ntubnrgh take the eteamboat at laeiKen leaving New York at 5 P.M., can lhar Leavee Philadelphia at 10U P.M., and arrive e in time for ihe can laaving at 7 A.M. for the WeeL . Wheeling. *11? Pittsburgh. Si*. Returning, toe ear. laave Baltimore at 9 A.M. and ? P.M.' rretght Pateenaer Train, FARE FIFTY CENT8. A Paixeagar Car will be attached to the Freight Train, leav ing the Depot et 5 P M. Fan 50 cent.. PaiMngert by thi. Line will arrive in Baltimore at aa early Hoar xext morning. Freight t? Baltimore. DRY GOODS, IIX eent. per 109 lb*. GROCERIES, Ac. It oaata per 100 lb*. Freight, received aad forwarded daily (except Sunday.) from the Depot, corner of lltbaad Mar cat .treet.. and delived in Bal timore at an earlier hour thaa by any otber line. __ ?. H. HUDDELL. Agent. Phila. tiTr'norany information respecting the above Line., apply to GEO.? FISHER, Agent, No. 7 Wall, or C Weat .tneti. FOR. BALTIMORE. 7 1-4 O'CLOCK, A. M ?F ARE $3. CITIZENS' UNION LINE. VIA NEW CASTLE A FRKNCHTOWN RAILROAD. Thi. rente, acknowledged to be the mo?t pleasani _ eieeeu Philadelphia and Baltimore, will be open ,fer travel oa MONDAY next, March 34th. - Tne nu rival I'd and favorite s-eambeat ROBERT M'IMlli, Captain Dongleat, having been put in thorough or der, Alii lake Iter place oa ihu eed of the Line, and the.wflt and ai'te..<lid ateainboat CONSTITUTION, Capt. Chaytor, on the Salt in 're eed On and after MONDAY next, March *4th ihe steamboat ROBERT MORRIS will leav> -1 >i?ek itreet wharf daily, (except Sonday, at TSu'cu'k i M for New Castle, whare paswegerx will takr (lie car* (known to tie the most comfortable in ih* country) for Fioaclitewn, and ibeee lake the .teamboat CO.N8TITU1 ON lor baliimore, arriving in lime to (and the only line that dee.) connect with tbe Lute, leaving Baltimore iu the afternoon lor tb- S mih and ia from 4 to t lionr* is advance ef any oRer line The Line, laave Baltimore for Philadelphia daily, except ban dar., at 7 o'clock, A. M. Brrakfa.i and Dinners provided on board the Boats. Fare to Chester or Newcastle 35 cents. Fare to Baltimore ...... 12 00 WHEELING AND PITTSBURGH, Tickets through to Wheeling and Pittabu>gh caa be procured on the boat. inh21 lm*ic G. H. HUDDELL, Agent. NEW YOHK.SCHOOLEY'S, MOUNTAIN, BELVlDERF.i JfOH AND EA8rdN.-Le?fe the] J9K3KLi"*< of CnurtlaaditTMt daily, t>uuu.., ? csl*iovu St 9 o'clock, A i i lu' k, A M., by Haalroad from Jersey Oity tu Morris town i hence by- post-coa?es through Mmdham, Cheater, Oei man Valley. Schooley'a Monutaia, Anderson Town, Port Gal dan Washington, to Belrideie and Easton. For * au, apply to J.HRI, at the Commercial Hotel. 7! Court land street. N 8 ? Extras faraiabed at theahorteat notice, by applying to Chart ? ' adoatii.mt Monistowa. m4 Im'ra STEAMER WILL'AM 8EABROOK AT 'Pill VA I E SALE.?Ti.ia superior Veaiel. . built by Jane* Marsh h San, of this place, ol tit** best tn.it rial ?, in the sum ~er of 1*2*. is now ottered at pri va s tale, aad if not dispo el of in ha; way will positively be ?old on 1' ursday. the t7 h Arr*l at public anction. to th high's bidder. bhe i eanr aU fee keel, US feat on d*ck, 14 feet 2 inches hull, - feet 2 iuch a in depth, aad 23) t ms, is cop per let en*>d an coppe ad up o h*r d c >a, capper no ler and en gine of 70 nora* pow r, manulaetar d by J. P. alUir, of vew York. In short, sne >a n *t only w-ll. bat exp naitely found in eier> r-? -et, a- d eooaider.d as <?el ta n w Koran* nther iaf rm ition, plea e apply t) HAri OIFOP " HOL' ES u.21 fri 17 Auction * asgr, Charleston. S C PEOPLE'S LINE STEAMBOATS FOB 'ALBaNY?From tne foot of GonrtLndt at.? .At 5 o'clock, P. M., landing at intermediate P''i'lies:eamboatGOLUMBIA, Captain Wn. H. Peck, will leave on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Snnday afternoons, at) o'clock. The steamboat SOUTH AMERIGA, Can tain M. H. T rn ra il.! I, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons,at 5 o'clk P,congers taking the above line will arrive in Albany in tun- to take the morning train of Cara for tha Eaat or The Boots are new and snbitantial. are famished with new and decent state rooms, and for speed and accommodations are nuritailed on the Hudson. All iiersunt are for id trusting any of the boats of this line, without a written order from the Captain or Agents. Kor onstage or freight, ai idv^on^board the boats, or to P. C. Sthui a. at ilie office on the Wharf. m7| is 1'AM LINE OK cl Ve.RPUOL PAi KJJ.TS , Packet of I he lllh of April?The iew and elegant ??___elirst class packet ship WATERLOO, Gapt. W. H. V* *u, * ill posit vely sail as above, her regular day. 111 v iog very superior accomra. dauous for cabin .second cabin it sieertge luuseugers p*rsuns about to embark, will find i ? plemlid i hip to be a most desirable conveyance. The Waterloo will sail again from L vrrpool on the Mth o' May. Th se who are driiroua of sending for their relatives or fr suds, caa have (hem brought out in this splendid packet K.*r pus-age to "r from Liverpool, early application should I* mada Ui lbs subscriber. JOSEPH MeMURRAY, m I srrc 1*0 Pi ae siraet.corner of South a treat a? PAStAOK KRi'M OALWAY, DIRECT TO ?JMPW NEW V ORK ?The sup-rior, fast sailing British jRSafe Brig VIGTUttIA, will sail from Ualway on the 1st oi M v- , .. This off rs an excellent opportunity to persons wishing to send for their friends, residing in that part of Ireland, precluding die trouble aad rxpeun of going to i iverpool to embark. Con iraei* for p*s?agv, which will be at a moderate rate, must be msde previous to lha Slat inat, ia Older to be in time for the steamer of the Istaf April, from B >aton. for further par.iculars, apply (if by luttv, post paid) to ial-31 rie .1011 v ? r.KuM \N, <1 eont' strset. PrOK LIVERPOOL.?Hegnlar Packet of tha *th of Aeril? 1 he splendid Picket Ship ASHBURTON, H. Uutilestoa, master, will sail au above, her regular IU*>ng vary aupevior aauommodations for aabin. second esbin. end slnevsge pais?gets, persons ebont to embark should make early applmauou ea board, loot of Maiden f _ _____ a, or to jo*eph mcmurhay, 100 Piaestrssel, coiner of Boath. The new and elegant Packet .Ship HENRY CLAY, E. Nye. masmr, will saoeead the Ashburtoa, and sail on the Sth of May m.4 rrc Itt?1- rolt NEW ORLEANS?Louieiaaa and New ^Rl^feYerfc Lino-Rau a 1st Packet to sail on the 4th april? JJHhHi i'h* eleigaut, (bet sailing packet ship 8KANUNUA, l ,,..!! Patau, will pesitively sail as above, her regnlar day. For fimght er paamgy, huvmg handume furnished accommo ? ro'ltivahr BO goads received on board after Hatarday even April. iag.Hn/ wWT pro* rn New Orleans. Messrs Hullin It Woodruff, who ? ptly forward all tooda to theii air address. utt ec FOR LONDON jDKPRINf^kLBE^^apt^^^^^^^^H Svuii vail ?* above, ber regular day. ? tlsung most superior and elegant accommodations for cabin. (DON?Regular Packet #f 1st April? ? The splendid. Arst-alass, fast sailing packet ship " LBKRT, Gapt. W.8. Sebor, will poai secoud cabin aad steerage pass sogers, persons wishing to em bark slum Id make surly application on board, foot of M Lane, or to JOSEPH MeMURRAY. foot of Maidnn IIRRAY, t 100 Piaa atrast, comer of South. PACKETS KOR HAVRE?'ecood Cine?The ?ship UALTIMORR, M?ai4 Funk, mai .master, will be ,.|M cineil until ihe Slh of ApnI. BOYD It lllNCKEN, Agents, n 23 iter 1 Tontine Buildings. KuK M A JbEILLeB I he packet ship OAS KD, Goalie* mast r. to sail on tne let proximo.? ? or pesssge in the. cebm, for which there are suiorior see isemlsousi, W''T W |^. |^ ^ PHELP8, or to m!7rc BOYD* HINi.KEN, fl T.iuine Buildings, jpiltl l'S "iPURPENTlNE? l?W bbls. Bnnthem Spirit i, lead Cr ed, for sale by , _ m27 I w'rn MaGOLL 4 GO. 9* Broad street llbTATOES?4*0 bushels prime English (Potatoes, in excel f lent order, Jest received bT lflar 7* South street, cor Maidss Laue Trial of Rev. Joy H. Fair child, Oi the Charge of Adultery with Miss Rhoda Davidion. [Fron ths ???ton Tuna*, Mar oh 37.] THIRD DAT. The same dense multitude were congregated again yesterday morning, and the most intense in terest manifested. EVIDENCE TOR THK DEFENCE. Wm. P. Haines, of Saco?I reside in Saco, Me. I was a delegate front the church at Saco to the Council in Exeter; Heard Rhoda D and Mrs. Esty testily there: Rhoda said that some days after Mrs. F. went on ner journey, Mr. F. came to the attic, to shut the skylight, and came to the side of her bed, that she jumpad out, and he seized her wrist? that a long conversation ensued; that it was right, as he said, in the sye ot God, to indulge their love ?that David did so. He quoted Paul's words; and ifter that he had criminal intercourse with har iu the attic. This was the first interview in the attic, and ihe first act of criminal intercourse; she said this wan the first time she ever saw him in the attic, al so that there was no fastening on the attic door; she testified distinctly that he never had any other in tercourse with her than this in the attic, except in the study: the interview in the study, she said took place in December, or first of January; the ques tion was put to her more than once as to violence; the replied in different ways, and at different times, hat ahe was overcome by scriptural arguments or otherwiae. She spoke|of hiaseizing her bythewriat; no other act of violence was spoken of. At other ? imes she said, she always had her way when she saw htm, or similar language. About the in terview in the study, she said in evidence she ?ier_ way. About the parlor interview, her story at Exeter was similar with seme exception; one ception was as to the position of the parties, that he was on the sqfa and she was in the rocking chair; another is about his wife, and his talking abont was aot afraid of Mr. Fairchild, and could have her character; thia she did not there state; there was nothing said about "stretching the conscience" I think: she did not tell at Exeter about covering up her head; she did state that he had criminal in tercourse with her in the attic, and said nothing ibout having successfully resisted him; she spoke of two favors only, one about omnibus tickets, and the other about work in the house. In regard to ihe stady interview, she stated that she ran down Mairs with hsr bonnet and shawl on, that her first thought was to run in the street, but ahe did not, as she thought she might expose him (Mr Pairehild); but that ahe ran into the parlor cry lax and sobbing, and then went up to the study, where he took off her bonnet and ?htwl and had criminal intercourse with her About ths agreement on the Common she stnted hat $200 waa to be paid, that $100 was paid at night ia cash, that in future, $100 per year was to be seat, and that Mrs. E. was to have $10 per year; have heard Rhoda's and Mrs. E % state ment here about Mr. F.'s giving Mrs. E $5. She lid not say that Mr. F. paid Mrs. E $5, but that Rhoda paid her $10 next day I understood that 'he money was counted that night. When Rhode waa testifying about her interview with Mr. F ind the engagement to pay $200, on the injunction of aecrecv, Rhoda said that she had tola her sit ter, and Mr. F. must satisfy her. She was inquir ed of by me as to the contents of the second letter, and she replied first that she burned it, and then Mid she remembered one sentence in it. It was his: " I have denied the chnrge at first, and now I shall till I die." She said repeatedly that this was ia it. Stbfhn B. Robbins ? I reside in Taunton. Rbsda Davidson resided in my family ten days or a fortnight early last summer. She made a com munication to me about Mr. F. After being at my house about ten days, Rev. Mr. Shaler came mt there with a written statement, or confession, tor Rhoda to sign. My wife was called to witness the statement, and she refused till she saw me. Mrs. Shaler would not show me the writing. Af ter Mr S. left, 1 settled with Rhoda, and asked her some questions. 3he was to go in the morn ing ; I told hsr I was surprised to hear these things, and of the course which my wits had told me she had taken. I told her I did not see how, at so 'ate a day, she should destroy herself before the >ub!ic, for the sake of injuring Mr. F. I said Rho da, if Mr. F. has done this thing, has he not done -verything in the way of compensation like a man1 die said yes. I then said, how are you so willing 0 throw yourself away?" you might make some thing out of it yourself," without injuring him. Said she, " They give me as much agin as Mr. Fairchild." Said I, who in the deuce ars they 7 Said she, " Mr. Shaler and the deacons at South Boston."?(Slight applause.) 1 said to her, they would make a tool of her, and not give her one cent. Said she, " they secured it to me when I went to Boston with Mrs Shaler, provided I se cured a conviction of Mr. Fairchild " She left in he morning, and I settled with her that night. Elizabeth G. Randall ?I resided in South Boston in 1840?1, 2. I kept a shop there ; 1 knew Rhoda Davidson ; I first saw her early one morn ?ng, when she came up ts my door; this was in 1840, before she went to Mr. F.'s; she spoke very 'similarly; she inquired tor a boarding house; she went away, and came again in some three weeks. I did not recognize her at first till she al luded to the other time. She said she was board ing at Mr. Fairchild's. She was in the habit of coming te my shop at different intervals all one summer and winter. She went away and then come again. I inquired of William Fairchild about her, and he said she was living there. After some wseks she said she was a Baptist, and that she had told Mr. F. so. Said he, very good, we have a aood Baptist minister here. Rhoda thought this was curious, for ministers generally always wanted f-very body to come to thtir church. (Laughter.) After two or three months she spoke of religion, and said she felt religious, but never thought of at tending to it every day till she went there. She -aid it was a very exemplary family, and though -ihe did not have ho much, by a quarter, as she had ?Isewhere, yet it was very pleasant to stay thereon account of its being so good a family. She always -poke particularly of his prayers, and alluded often to her wages The effect of these exercises, she said, on her own religious feelings was good. She brought her father to see me; she introduced her father ; he said he was happy that she had got into so good a tamily; he had never been satisfied abont her before, since she left home, she was so young; ?-thoda had then been living there about six months ; 1 reprimanded her the first of the winter about her not being so religious as she was; I told ner she showed too much vanity. She asked where 7 1 told her about her shaving a circle around her forehead, and that no christian would act so. 1 told her she looked like a scorched cat. (Great laughter ) She always wanted me to trust her ; I did sometimes; she said she had got some $8 or 90 in advance, and was afraid she would affront Mr. F. it she asked too often. She would not af front him for anything, for fear she might lose her place. After the interval when she was absent, she came back and spoke well of Mr. F.; said she did pretty mnch as she was a mind to when Mr. F. was i absent, for madams was pretty easy; she said, he would look around occasionally with his eyes, and she was afraid of thsm ; he always spoks pleasant, hut she expected some complaint; she said he re primanded her tor her vanity and extravagance, she having s?Ued him for money five times one week ; he told her she ought not to spend all her money ;hat way, but ought to lay it aside; she spoke of his rules and orders as systematic and more regular than other christian families i she said when she came back she was going to stay; she said her cake was dough when she went away, and she was nst hiiisfied when away ; she said she enjoyed her re ligious advantages : was afraid she would lose her place on account of keeping her Bister there; when ?he was going awty tor the last time, she said she wanted more money, and wished she could work seme stratagem to get 1ft cente more from Mr. F.; when ahs went away, it seemed as though she went from some bsd advice ; spoke of the place as being good, and waa afraid she should not do well; saw old Mr. Davidson in ths fall of 1841, and in tha month of October, 1842, the last of it; he cams into my shop; he spoke about Mr. F. and Rhoda; Mr. Davidson inquired about his daughter Ann; had been in purauit of her and could not fiud her; he had been;to Mr F.'s, and could learn nothing of Iter ainee Rhoda leit; he then said Rhoda waa at home, and had left Mr. F.'a; that he waa sorry for i r, and that ahe had not done so well aince; ha then dropped his head, and tears were in his eyes; said he. you know how kindly I was treated there, and what s good place it was; although 1 had old clothes, and waa dirty, they treated me like a gen t aman; he said Rhoda had never had a good place before, and F. waa a real gentleman ; Mr. D. had bean is my shop belore; Mra. Eaty had been in my store ; Rhoda and I talked about her, and her haractar. Eliza T. BAaar called. (The child here cried and Mr. Parker requaated it to be carried out ] Mr. WAaBBN-lt la one of your witneeeee, Mr. Parker?we did not bring it here. (Laughter.) Mr. Pabkbb?I don't mean to charge the counsel with bringing it hers. Warren?No, we deny all agency about bring. I ioR it into the world, or here either. (Great laugh' ter.) fc.LiZA M. Townk called?In May, 1841, I was at Mr. F.'s, before and when ?he went on her jour ney. She left on Monday afternoon, and 1 staid till the Saturday after. Rhode came there in three | days alter. I was in the kitchen, and started to goto the door, but Mr. F. got there first 1 got as tar as the back entry, and sat on the stairs. She asked if she could stop there a few days to repair her clothing and to make a drets. He said he could not let her stay, for it would not be couveni' ent, such were his arrangements. Ha said he had made arrangements to dine in the city, breakfast at home, and sup at one of the neighbors, so as to make no trouble for the young woman who was cleaning the house. Sh? said she would put up with anything ; but he said he didn't wish her to stay. He asked why she didn't go to Mrs. Esty. she said you know 1 have nothing to do with my | sister; she is an unprincipled woman, and I dare not trust myself in her house. She said she had s**ea8omeiking there that led her to think that her sister's house was not a good house, and as she was young, she was afraid she should be influenc ed by her to do something wrong. She shed tears, and then Mr F. assented to hercomiug, telling her to go down and talk with me about it, for it might be some put out to me She came down to me af t>-r I went down into the kitchen. She arranged with me to stay; than went away, and returned the same day, and stayed two or three days, till she made her dress. She slept with me. The top I ot the house was very warm insummer, and I used to raise the attic window and open the door. The draught used to make a rattling of the fastening, aad then I bolted the door. I met Rhoda once after she left Mr. F.'s, in Boston, aad asked-why she left. She said Mrs. F. wanted her to do her work her (Mrs. F's) way, and she wanted to do it her own way. She said she could live with Mr. F. forever, for Mr. F. was the most exemplary man site ever knew, in the pulpit, or at home, and was the best | preacher. She told about her head being examin ed on South Boston bridge, by a young man who was waiting upon her home. He proteased to be a phrenologist, and examined her bumps. She men | iioned one only, that of amativeness. (Great laughter.) That he reported upon it, that it was more fully developed on her head than on any per son that he ever knew. She told me about a 4th of July ride with this young man, when she was walking with her sister and her husbxnd. She got separated, and the young man took her to ride in a carriage, and with a driver, in some ol the ad jacent towns, and left her in Park street, where he took her. She afterwards said she learned from her sister that he waa not a man of good charac ter. Mrs. Hannah Usher?In the spring of 1841, I resided at South Boston ; Rhoda came to live with tne in 1841, ia the spring, in April, May and June ; she came from Mr. Fairchild'sshe said, and wish ed to work night and morning for her board, she wishing to lesrn her trade ; she said she was a sis ter to Mrs. Turnbull, of Boston, wife of the minis ler; she staid not quite a week; I told her she would not answer my purpose, and I could not keep her; she said she left Mr Fatrchild's, because he was gone a journey; she then said she was going to her sisters, Mrs. Tnrnbull, in the city. (Great I sensation ) 1 did not see her for some time again; she lelt the last of the week, and come Monday night. (Mrs. T. is not her sister.) I Rachrl Fly called?I reside in Edgecombe, Me. I know Rhoda; was with her when she was con fined ; I asked hsr how she came to be in that hor rible situation; she said she believed it was sent in judgment upon her, for she was a despiser of girls ot ihat character; supposing you were in an attic making a bed, and a man should come into you, what would you do 1 She fell to crying, and ihe subject dropped. Ann Renniy called?In September, 1842,1 resi ded in Edgecombe, Me ; I saw Rhoda before she was confined at her father's; I staid one day, one night and a part of a day ; when I saw her, she was at the door and run from me; I conversed with her about the child; she spoke about the father of the child when I first came in, and ihatshe was almost ashamed to see tne?that she had met a great misfortune, but it was not as bad as it might have bsen, for she expected to marry the father of the child ; I asked why she d.d not marry before the child was born ; she said she would wait till the wife of the man died, I laid it to a married man because 1 lovsd him the best; I said I suppose a married man wouldn't like to I have a child laid to him unless he was the father of | it; she said she went to him and told him, and he was willing to father it, because he loved her; 1 asked if the father was not a Methodist minister; she said no, he was neither a Minister, Doctor nor Lawyer, but might be a member of the Methodist church; she said the father of the child was a merchant, but she could not tell his name ; she had intercourse, she said, with so many that it would puzzle a Philadelphia lawyer to tell who the father was; it was not the first child she was likely to have. The first child she was likely to have she went to a doctor, who told her to go to the top ot the stairs, roll down, and jump a rope ; she did so, she said, and got clear of it; she told me she had been a dreadful bad girl among the young gentlemen? that there was no sort ot company but what she had been into, and that she was the lowest of all fl'sh. She said she had been insulted on the com mon by young gentlemen. She said the wife of the child's father was just gone in a consumption, and when she died she should have him. She said he promised if it was a boy to put it into his store; slss that his name or the two first initials of ii were on a pin cushion in her trunk, and I might find it out if I conld. The last letter was 8. In Boston she said she rode with gentlemen, but did little work, and they gave her what money she wanted; she had many lovers, and met many on ike common; she used to get up at night, meet her j lovers, and return through ihe window; the father | was absent, and all she feared was his return; but she had gotagood story tor him, and if that would not do she had got money enough;she said a Mr El lis paid her attention; and she didn't know but he was the father of her child; she preferred the other man, for he had the most property; she told me about being nt Mrs Hoyt's at thanksgiving, (hat she dressed up in men's clothes, and came down where gentlemen were, and they did not know her; that she went back to undress, and looked un der the bed and saw no one;she.iooked again, and saw Mr. Hoyt; the language she used was so impo lite, that I don't like to tell it?but the substance was he had his will of her. I slept in the same room with her; my brother is here; I told my fa mily when I got home what my opinion of the girl was; I have not been in her company since, till this trial. Parks*?Was her manner serious, jocose, ro mantic, or Rhodomantic? WiuiN-Does she know what rhodomantie isl (Laughter ) Bollbs?We ought to have a dictionary brought in it such long words are to be used. (Laughter ) Sajkubl Mb**t.? I reside in Edgecomb, near Davidson's ; after the child was born, Mr. D. talked with me abont the child ; I was in Wis casset, andsMr. D. wanted me to go and see Mr Young in wiscasset whom he owed, and said that he was going to Boston for money, and should have some when he returned. Mr. Toung agreed to wait, and when D. returned, he said he should 5o and pay Young ; I then talked with Davidson in uly, IMS about the child; we were haying toge ther, and stopping to put our scythes in order ; he said I have got a good deal of business laid out, times is hard, and money is scnrce ; 1 said to him, I suppose you expect some money from westward ; how did you make out last tall 1 He said as well a? lie expected, and was not disappointed ; he had received money, and expected to leceive more ; when he went to Boston, he saw the man who Rhoda said was the father of the child ; that Rho de laid it to him ; the man when he heard this, he appeared thunder struck, and denied the charge altogether; that he had no intercourse with her, and was not the father of the child : that it was not possible ; D. said he told the man that Rhoda had laid it to him and would swear it on him, and if he, (the man) would comply with my terms, well and good ; if he did not, the law nrtst have its course ; Davidson then said he made the pro posals to the man, and agreed to keep it a seeret; the man then said, if it can be kept secret 1 will comply, but it is hard for an innocent man ; Da vidson then said he took a solem oath to keep it secret ; 1 said, Mr. D., I should like to ask one guestion, and you may do as you please about answering it; the question was this: " Is the father ol Rhode's child a minister 1" He said, not a minister, or professor, nor a doctor; but W is nearer a doctor than a minister;" 1 then sai^P it mast be an apothecary or something of that sort ;" said he you have guessed right, you need not gsrss again ; he would not tell how much money he had received, or how much he had expected ; he agreed to keep this a secret ; and said it he told it, he should get so more money ; he then said he wanted me to keep it a secret, that he had told me mare than he had any one else, not even his wile ; I said suppose 1 should drop a word in company, and this should oome out ; it would do no harm, for he should never own it, or violate the secret ; he never would expose the innocent; Mr. David son said that Rhoda had told him that she never had intercourse with this man but once, and that was in a room in the house ;said Davidson, I asked Rho da?" daughter,jwhy did'nt vnu holloot" because, said she, his wife and children are in the house ; fche further said?for aha knew if she halloo'd, it would be the meaus of breaking up the family.and parting man and wife. There was more talk,which is not very proper He didn't say whether Rhoda was right or wrong, I ans a member of the Baptist church in Edgecomb; weftalKed again in my shop in March or April, 1844; he was to work with me; he told me that the father of Rhode's child was neither a minister, a doctor, nor a lawyer; but nearer a dentist than a minister. In Dec. 1844, we were coming from meeting one Sabbath alternonn: I said Mr Davidson, what a good thing it would be if people wsuld confess and forsake?what a sight of charity there would be! He said yes? there is that old fellow, westward, Mr Fairchild, if he would confess, 1 would forgive and pity him in his iroubles;?tor the old scoundrel denied it, al ways denied, and never would own one word.
Rboda Davidson recalled? Heard Ann K<*nney testily. She came to my house before I w?s con fined; don't recollect of telling her any thing ex cept about the pincushion, and one of the initials, the Christian name, standing for the father of ihe child; don't recollect that she passed the night; didn't say any thing about marrying the father of the child; had no talk about this affair, only in re lation to the pin cushion; think 1 didn't tell about the Philadelphia lawyers, nor shout having a con nexion with Hoyt at nis house; said notbing aoout the Methodist minister to any one, only when I told the whole story?nothing about rolling down the stairs, bad girl among gentlemen, boy in store, See. Letter S. was not on cushion. [In fact, this witness denied Miss Kenney's statements in aggre gate.] Cross examined?I never told any one about com ing trom Marblehead, or that I was sister te Mrs. Turnbull, <fcc. I never said Ann Kenny was my only confidant, so far as I recollect; won't say that I did not; don't recollect about saying to a girl in Hanover street that Mr. F- was a most exemplary man, dee ; it is possible I may; didn't say that a man at Hoyt's let down the fall of my pantaloons, and w- had a game, of chequers together. 1 think Mrs. Usher misunderstood me, aud that I said that Mr Turnbull married my sister. The remainder of the evidence for the defence was corroborative of the above, and we there fore leave it out. Trial of " Big Thunder," the Anti-Renter at Hadeon. Court of Oyer and Terminer^ AFTERNOON 8ESSION. Thursday, 7 o'clock, P.M. Daricl Groat, sworn? 1 here seen Dr. B betore the Copake kffi<r and heard him apeak; I was at the meeting a fortnight be'ore; he apoke there 1 taw the man who performelasBig Thunder on I lth Dec.; I thought he was a taller man by 3 or 4 iuchea than Or B; he was a large coatee bonad man; I don't suppose there ia much diff r aace between him and Sheriff Miller: he appeared to ba a tall man, well proportioned and straight; from what I eaw 1 don't think it wae Dr 1 ; I don't know aa I have any doubt about it not being Dr B.: I waa present when the Sheriff delivered up the papers I heard him say he wiabed to be understood that he did not give them through fear, but rather than have them taken by force he should yield them willingly; that waa at Decker's; I heard Big Thunder say after he came out of the room, that the She riff was an anti-renter; I think he called for three cheers f, r the Sheriff'of Columbia county, aa he waa a goad anti rent man; when he said this he was three feet irom him probably; I don't know as the Sheriff made any reply; I did not hear him; I waa likely three yards from him; Big Thunder said the Sheriff should not be assauled or hurt; this was after they gave thecbeera; I cant tell po sitively; I was there on the ground when they set fire to the strew; didn't hear what B>g Thunder said; 1 aaw them bu?y with the image; I was about a rod distant; I believe Big Thunder was there at that time; I heard another speech at Burdeck's from Dr. B. Mr. Jordan? lffhatdid Dr. Bo'igh'on say? Dist. Attorrzy objected to that. Mr. Jordan replied that the othar side had gone info what Dr. B said in his address, and he claimed the same right. CeuaT?We are ler excluding this altogether ; what was said by Dr. B on other occasions has nothing to do with the case, and we do not recollect that the proaecu tion has submitted what Dr. B. may have said in his speaahaa aa evidence, nor do we think it proper to admit it in either ease. Witness?I saw the Sheriff drink brandy ia the ilug . I did not observe if he appeared pleased or not: some one asked him how he liked the performances : he said he liked it well?better than he expected : Big Thunder re quested the native* to give three cheer* for the Sheriff of Columbia, aa he was a good anti-renter : i did not hear any reply by the Sh-rifl. Cron examined?The Big Thunder I saw at the Copake meeting was about the size of the Sheriff: I don't recol lect as to the sixe of the Big Thunder at the first Copake meeting : I don't recollect as to whether I saw a man so called at the first meeting : I waa standing outside of the ring -there were a good many there: I was on the ground when they got there and I got near : they were formed on what they call an oblong square: the Sheriff said he would not give them up unless they would say they intended to oommit violence to his person : they vo ted ou the subject when Big Thunder said so : I did not vote nor say anything on the question: he said they were ol no consequence to them : it was after thia I heard the Sheriff asktd hew he waa pleased with the performances: I rather think it was Stephen Decker asked him : all the Indiana were about him then : it was after the delivery of the papers that Big Thunder told him he wonld not aee him hurt: I have told Mr. Jordan once what I could tea. t>fy to: Mr. Storms asked mo to day if I was the man who could prove that Big Thunder and Dr. B. ware seen at eon time : I have never been in disguise : I live with my wife, at Copake: I had no express business at Copake fliat day Calvin Williams sworn?I live at Copake, about four miles from Sweet's tavern; I live on Mary Livingston's l it: I waa at Copake the day the papers were burned; I had seen Dr B. before that about two weeks, at Copake Flats, at the meeting there, and a couple of hours alter at Bain's tavern; it was about II o'clock when I was at Co pake on the nth; I waa not to the "natives" when the straw waa burned; I noticed the man called Big Thunder with the Sueriff; they were quite olose; I took Big T. to be a little the tallest; he waa a pretty heavy man; he waa rather a more high headed man than Dr. B; I heard them say aonuthing about calling their vote* for some such man as Sheriff Miller, for he waa a good anti-renter; I did not hear,the Sheriff say anything to thia; I went home before night Crm-txamintd?i noticed IBig T. and judged him to be a little taller than the Sheriff, I think Little T. had fea tiiers n his cap; 1 never saw Dr. B. with disguise on that 1 know of. I did not, that lknow of, hear Big T. say that iha Sheriff had not given his papers willingly, bnt reluc t intly; I doat know where Big T. went after that. Cma*lbs Var Dsussr recalled?I dont recollect any thing further said in the ring. David Rhodv sworn?I was near the ring when the papers were burnt; the man callad Big Thunder said the theriff was as good an anti-renter aa was on the ground, and to remember him at the ballot box ; I was in the store of Mr. Runnels when they |were burning the imsge ; I did not notice if there was a chief there ; I saw Dr. B , I think, in Bain's tavern then?he was in citizen's dress ; I wasfat Vosberg's and ceuid hear what was said between the sheriff and Indians ; thare was nothing aaid about blood there ; I waa at Decker's wken the papers were handed over ; I understood him to say he waa not afraid if all their pistols were pointed at olm ; He said ha want ed to have it understood that he gave them up under hreats?that they wanted to do violence to his person jfBii Big Thunder demanded the papers in the name of Big T.] ot Albany, Rensselear and Schoharie ; the snenff then aaid he thought it rather hard that they did prohibit him trom eell.ng. and that he wished to return ; he said be thought it rather hard to give up the papers?they were of no value to him nor thoaa who got them?that if they took them the attornlee had copies and could issue new ones ; the ah'riff then aiked th.m if they would remmit violence on his peraoa. Me made him uo answer, but addressed the " Natives," saying it waa not custom ary tor a chief teaxeioise too much authoilty without the consort of the majority of the "Natives but b? fore the vote waa taken, the sheilff said " in case 1 dont give them up, what will you do"?he then aaked them i# signify by holding up the right hand if they were to have the p per*, and the hands were not more than up when the sheriff loosened his eoat and pulled out the papers and gave them up; on the ground, ha said, that they intended to commit vilenee ou his person. Crosi inminol ? I was not looking on at the ring mora than -1 minutes, when the image was burned : I heard the Sheriff state at Vosbergh'a that he had levied and adver tised, and w?a now on the premises to sail; Big Thunder said he forbid the tale, or something like that ; be had a ?word or piaiol in hi* hand: 1 did not aee Dr. B. and Big Thunder at the same time that day. PiT*a J. Bcurv sworn.?1 was at Decker's that day; dont recollect that the Sheriff gava any direction about taking the vote; when it waa taken the sheriff pulled out the papers and smiled; I saw Dr. B before that day; Big Thundar was a larger man?both thicker and taller ; could not say thare was any difference in the siiea of the Sheriff and of him; I think he was a stouter man than Dr. B ; I saw the Sheriff make a motion to pour out drink he stood with bis hack lo me: Big Thunder aaid some thing about remembering the Sheriff at the ballot box? or words to that effect: I thought the Sheriff smiled on giving the papers; he did not look pale; I mentioned this to v,r Storms,((the counsel,) for onet I saw Dr. B. that day; hut did not sen him in Citizen's dress at the same time that t saw Big Thunder; I never waa In disguise The Court nere adjourned, (nine o'clock ) till half past eight on Friday morning. The crowd in the Court Room all day and up, to the end oi the evening -ession has bean great; people are sitting to hear the evidence aa con stantly at t' e jury themsalves. Friday Morriro, half peat 8 o'clock. At the opening of the Cturt this morning there waa no manifestation ot a decrease ol interest?the usual crowd roliaotmg in tha Chamber, and increasing by degress during the day Judge Parker conducts theae investiga tions with admirable punctuality and despatch; and if thia trial be got through with thia week, it will be greatly owing to hia Judicious supervision. Albxardbb Woodwabd sworn?I was at Copake tha day tha Sheriff *s papers were taken; I saw tha ring that was there whro the atiaw burned, and saw the brwsdy brought out; I iaw the Sheriff'and Bir Thunder drii.k; t' e chief aaked the 8heiiff to drink) <he Sheriff laid, " al ter y?u(" the chief replied and naid, "I am cold water, however, I will accommodate you and drink with you," | h ? then lif ed the glass and said, " success to the sheriff," ho put the glass down, and the sheriff took up the glass and pourad some in, aod said, " your health)" the Sheriff h id a smiling look witk him; he was very good natured, at any rata, but did net laugh loud. Cross-examined by defence.?I live in Ancram; I went to see the people I expect- d to be there; I went in my wagon; my son James went with me; one disguised man got in en the way; there was none in when 1 started from home; no arms to my knowledge in the wagon; I saw my son Peter at the Flats; he was dressed like me or any other man; I saw him three or four times that day; I don't believe I saw him in disguise that day; I have seen Indian dresses in my house; I cant tell when; I did belong to aa anti-rent asso ciation; want to tell how, and I won't answer any other way; it was last fall; 1 guess some time beiore this affair; it was not us laige a meeting we had twe or three days before ihis one; I saw no disguised persons at it; I was arrested and brought into Hudson and lockad up, tor what 1 don't know, even the Judge never toid me; I want to explain that; I don't kaow what the Judge called it, he said it was something about the anti-rent associa tions; I stood at the outside of tha ring of "natives;" 1 think there were 200 natives aronnd; I was in Court yes terday and heard the attempts to prove this conversation; 1 mentioned it first to my ueighb< re, to Philip Johnson; 1 have mentioned it almost every day since it happened; the Sheriff came and said he bad a warrant against my son Peter, and told him he must go with him; this I only heard oi; I dont know where P. tar is now; he did not keep out of the way of the Sheriff". The Court here said that the only object of this minute ness of examination, could be to show a teeling which was already apparent, from the fact of hia being arrested, and a warrant for his son. Mr. Jordan? It would leave tke impression that his sou fl>d from the Sheriff", if he be stopped here. The Court ?There is no reason to think so Witness.?I have spoken to Mr. Waddell of this con versation withfthe Sheriff, also to J. A Rockfeller and John P Bush; I told Mr Storms of it. Daniel Sheldon, swern.?I was at Copake the day the papers were burned, and aaw Dr. B there abouttbree o'clock; I had seen him two or three times before; I was not close enough to see the burning of the image; saw it carried in; alter the papers were laken I w .s in converse tion with Dr. B at J. A. Bain's; I saw a man who styled himself Big Thunder in the murning, and when the pa pers were burnt; to me he looked larger than Dr B.: when he delivered his address in the ring, he stood mora erect than at other times, whan ha spoke twice before at Bain's. Cross-examined.?I got there in ' he morning at 8 o'clock; I did not goto Vouburgh'i or D.ckor's; I saw the Sheriff | in the ring; part ot the time I could not hear, the N. W wind was strong; I did not hear what was said when they ware drinkiDg; I saw tke biandy brought in; 1 heard Big Thunder order it in; 1 heard him say that the Sheriff was fatigued, and he thought a little brandy would refresh him; I saw the Sher.ff talking to Dorchester and Walter Shaver, the deputy Sheriff; I was not near enough to hear what he said to them or the Chief; 1 don't mean to say he said any thing; it was half an hour atterthe par ers 1 weroi burned, that 1 aaw Dr. B. the first time after; 1 did I net at any time see Big Thunder in disguise, aud Dr. B. ' at once: I don't mean to swear Big Thunder was Dr. B. or not; it he had takun off the ma>k, may be I would known who he was. Direct Resumed?I called on Dr. Boughton that evening to dress a wound of Mr. Reuben Miller's man; I heard tome of the speech of Big Thunder in the ring; could net i slats it; I could not tell that i heard the voice before; be fore he went in I heard him say that as the Sher-ff of Co lumbia might be armed, he wanted to gst six men who would not dodge at the flash of powder to go in with him to see the Sheriff; I believe there were seven voluntter ed; the substance ot what he said was, that he was going I in to see the Sheriff' to ascertain what his feelings were; the man called Little Thunder was one of them. ?sCalvin Williams recalled?I was present at aconversa tionlbetween J. A. Rockefeller and J. A Bush, not far I fiom John Usui's in Hudson; there was something said by Bush to the effect that they might as well let him go heme, for he knew nothing about tke matter; I think Rockefeller spoke to Bush funher, but could not tell what it was he said; Bush was walking along with the District Attorney; 1 can't tell any thing about what took place. Cross examined?I took it to bo that Bush applied to be discharged as a witness. David Van Deboe sworn?I have been acquainted with I Dr. Boughton lour or five years; 1 believe so, first at bis house; I never lived in Rensselaer county; 1 hold u farm from Mr. Bailer, his father-in-law; my business often brought me up there; I have staid at hia house three or four nights during our acquaintance; I know his wifj? he bad no children when I waa there last; I believe he was a practising physician there. The Attobnbv Gsnebal here objected to Mr. Jordan asking as to prisoner's talents as a physician. Tue Court said he thought it should be confined to his general character Mr. Jobdan replied that he wanted te prove hia charac ter and siautiiag tkai tie was a good physician?a man respectable in character and talent, and just such an one as tke anti-rent men would select to address them on the subject of antt-rentism, and he would afterwards show they sought and requeaed him to do so. '1 he Coust at length consented to admit thequestion in a slightly modified shape. Witness ?Dr. B*s. character was that of a respectable, likely man: 1 was at Smokey Hollow part of the after noon: I saw the Indians about there: I saw them perform in the square: I saw what they called the chief: he was called nothing but chief as I heard: this was a short time before Dr- B. made his speech : I saw him and the chief at one and the same time: I conversed with Dr. B. after the address, not till then: he was on the stoop in citi v.- ns' dress: I did not hear the chiefs announcement of 1 Dr. B's. address. Cross examined.?It is four years last November I think since 1 bought the term: I bad owned it about a year: I kid been round the place and saw the country before: when 1 bought it it was owned by Curtiss 8 Boughton ot New York: when I was up there I stopped two or three days at Dr. B's: I was there a year ago also, and stopped one night with him and one at Mr. Bailey's his father-in itw: I have not been there since: Dr. B. or Mr. Bailey is no connexion of mine: I speak of his character from these opportunities of knowing it: I never heard ot his being indicted for forgery: I did not hear the name of the chief 1 aaw marching round the square: I heard him give or ders to the Indiana to clear a place before the piazza for the ladies, snd fall back; Dr B.said this: he motioned to the chief to come up on tke upper stoop to clear it as it was crowded with Indians aod citizena both: the chief | was towards the east part of the stoop while the Dr. was speaking. Direct resumed? There was a large concourse; it was pretty well crowded about there; there were a consider able number ol ladies there; I never heard Sheriff Miller living any thing about Dr. D.'s being indicted for lor Brry. Aurelius WiBSTERSworn?I lived in Rensselaer coun ty three years ago; was born there; I live in New Lebanon no w; I lived wit .in four miles of Dr. B. Tho Attorkbv Okmkbal her? thought that it wu right to object to attempt to prove by witnesses acquainted with pritouer years back, at to hia geDeral character; perhaps thit might aa w> II be addressed to the jury, but he waa deairoua ot apprizing the counael alao, that it waa not re levant. ThaCouar did not feel it waa necessary to reatrict the evidence aa to character to any particular time ; it waa competent to enquire into prisoner's general moral char acter, hut it would be deairahle to adhere to that alone. WiTjraae? I have been acquainted with bit family; hia moral character waa tolerable good; 1 should think be was considered a raapectabia phyaician; I lived there four or five years; I have heard some people apeak evil, soma apeak very highly, of hia general moral character You come rather unawarea upon me? I have not my mind squared up; soma said he waa not a good physician?some raid he waa?soma spoke b gbly oi hia mnraPcharacter?some did not; I have beard Dr lleines say he waa a lying man, and that he waa not a good phyaioian; Dr. Heinaa pta-tiaed there before Dr. B. came there; he bought Dr. H.'a esta blishment; Dr. H went to New Lebanon. Cr?tt-txamin*d-1 donl know but I have heard othere apeak ill ot htm; there are two Dr. Heinea there; father and ion; they are considered reapectable m< n; I have not apent any time in that county where Dr B lived; I have not heard where D . B. came from, turther than that hia parents lived at Cambridge, up the North river some place Jeeoa C. Millrb sworn -1 waa at tha Bmokey Hollow meeting where the boy was a hot; aaw the men then called Little and Big Thunder; 1 aaw them parading the disguie ed men: I aaw Dr B. at the aame 'true-that is the man they told me wa* him?he had no diegnite on; I saw the man in diaguiee come out to speak on the niazaa; I took him to he aame as one of the men who aoted aa chiefs; he waa very tall Crxii-rxamined?That WM tha first time I had seen Dr. B. to know him; I think the mau who asms out in disguise to apeak wu a head taller 'han the Doctor, he muat have been til feet, or sis and a half; I could not tell whether he'd go seven; I look him to be about six fee', ais and a half; I should not think there was lest th-n a thon-aml there; I took hit dress to be the curtain cslco; a kind of darkish color; bine, or somethina like that; there wu t'<me lightish color in with it; he wore a kind of cap made of bnffsloe I think; wheu thev were in the ring I stood on the stoop; I heard him say Dr Bnqghton wsa going to make a spee- h about titles I think ;when the man waa marching in the ring the Doctor Wii Spent!' r on the pisrra [ \ whole airing of qnestions, of too trivial a kind to notice, were put to ? h? witness by both sides; it wu lulle less than throwing away lone.) Joshua Booklet sworn?I am a merchant's clerk in Hijla dale; i think we have had calico of both th ise patterns; t> ink wesold a good deal of it; a good many of our customers live in the manor; I have nerer seen Bnnghron in the store Cron-naminrd?I think, from the color and stripe of the calicoes, we had some of the same; I don't think I aaw the prisoner, nnlesa at Bmokey Hollow and in this room; 1 don't mean to swear these calicoes wen* told not of our ilore. CHRiiTorHER Oriteofa sworn?I live at BmoaevHallow; I wu at Copike on the lllh of Dee mher; I saw theBnenff there; ha told me he wu going ont; ha wu in setting by the stove when I came oi and remained about twenty minutes; I said, " Y on've P;nt back," and uked him the proceedings of the day r he stated ie went ont to Sweet's and there stopped; saw Mr. Shaver there and want into a private room to ralh with him;Mf.J?na> Miller asked him if he was not afraid I ha replied, he felt the aame at when Iitting by trie stove, tint he was not afraid, although he mnat acknowledge he had a little different feeling; he was then svked if hetli In t know any |*rson iherv. he remarked there iv >t one person he thought he conld identity, and ihai wu Ja cob D. Bay da 'a ?on. to wham he sOeiw rds said. " YoU have got your dress off onirk," and wu in-weil, ' How did von know I had one on r" the Sheriff replied. " By hit walk;" Boy iter's ton said, " You are mistaken. and the Sheriff colored ?P e.r,1 went off; I was not at the Bmokey hollow marling; I Dr B in ihe m-ruing, anil once win ii be wt sre king Oreil ggiaHl'm#?I know Anthony Puncher; hens relative of rnv wife; I touvrrsed with the sheriff only W I**? "I1*' 7** ? oing on; I thought he wsa cool, calm and deliberate. I nndor stood him to say Soid-r Wat tha only man lie coold identify. The dinner meets here took pi see. The < ourt sag again at two o'clock Jonas Millib sworn?I was at Smoky Hollow , I recollect being present at a conversation th* 'hen ff had at my honaq, last December, he waa there abont flfreea or twenty minntea; I uk ed him how ha had come there; he said, tn ana war to a dues *un?"No, I TO no more frightened than 1 am here ?mine by your stove;" aaid I thru. I think I should have kreu fiigbtenid, a d ha replied, "I was not afraid;" 1 asked hiui I c,w they look ad, and could he describe them?no replied, "No?although on tnv return home I saw young huyder stepping >ou, d, and I knew his mcniou, I said, you have got your dresi off, and s ou;'" ihis ia sboutall > der answered, ' No, I had got none ..? .. Sheriff told me; 1 dort lecollert that he said he would know any of them; I said "Sheriff, is it jwsaible they are so disguised know any of ihem,' he sa d "they are;' it that you could not I , , w is me who gave the fiddle hoi and bnndle to the Sheriff; I did not tell him thr> were the baggage of Balding and Boughton;I'll lei I the whole story?prett yearly in the morning he came to my house, and aaid "good morning. 1 am come after Belding's and Houghton's baggage and Hunks,'' Said I, "Sheriff, there ia no thine here belonging to any person, unless itsBoughlOu't orer coat," which I gaye him, not knowing it was hia. The>e most besom- baggage," said ha 1 said "there is n?t but to satisfy \ on, I'll go and aae." I did so, awfl fi u d the bundle, whieh 1 hiought down and handed to the Sheriff, savu g, " hers'a a bun dle, but I dont know who it belongs to;" I think I bp ught down a pair of pistols too; I dont recollect abont a sword; my Wits said? Heie's a little boi, I wonder who it belongs to."? '11 eSheriff said, " it must belong to them fellows?111 take it too;" hetook the things and want off ; the coat, bundle, pistols, and boi were found in four d-ffervnt rooms. Cress-examined ?I have kain that tavern now thsea yean: there was, I us|>ect. 2010 people there that day; the Indiaus all to k dinner; -here was a good deal of liquur drank by all the company at the bar; I had uot much chance to see; 1 do uot re collect n arii-g the sheriff say he was frightened or not: 1 am lint certain what hour fielding and Bo- ghion came to my homse: iliey c ma in a onr-ho se w gnu; 1 don't recollect seeing tha sheriff hefme he took Dr. fi ; 1 don't think any of the Indians were (hare; none of them staid over night. Direct returned.?I uever attended any of those meetings; the Indians s it down to dinner wi h masks on. C ofttsgLii'S Miller sworn.?I live in the town of Oallatin; I l.uow a man called Ji tin Bash, perhaps for tan yaars. Attorney Oenerrl objected to Mr. Jordan aiking as to the inirm|>er>tte habits or Bosh. V'r J. sdan.?I am able to show, sir, tha' ha it an habitual dinnk rd, a gunliler, and keeps a gambling house. District Attorney ? Y' u rai. prove no inch thins, sir M'. Jordan ? Will the District Attorney content to my proving i> I? he teenu to know all ~boiu it. Di?t Attorney?Jo?t at mnch at you. Mr. Johdin?1 fi-ol some pride in this matter; I propoaa to prove. Duth all I avid?ti e District Attorney denies it; it ie a (juration of veracity between us, and 1 wish to let him see 1 kaow ? hat I say. Court?Yon had better deride that out of Couit. Mr. Die trict Attorney, if;ou m ke ihe queftiou ol iem|ieiance an issne I will admit it; if not we wih no on with the evidence Mr Jorda r?What is the character of Bush. Mr. Miller, an regards drinking ? The objection was renewed ! Mr. Jordan? Does Bush keeps a gambling house? Court?'1 hat s not regular, Mr. Jordin; you cannot put n quest on as to a specific act; the object it to i sceitain general character. Mr JoaDAN further ramonatratrd and the witneta was allowed to go. John Van Benscoten, swom? 1 know John P. Bush; 1 saw him ? hen he summ' tied the Grand Jury for 'his court. Ti e Court asain iuti-rpns d to restrict. Mr. Jordan in hia in quiries, when Mr Jordan called John P. Bush again?1 do not remember to have told Mr. Van Benscoten about this matter. Examination of J. Van Benscoten (resumed?John P. Bush t Id me he w?s coming to Court as a witness; ih t he did not know any thing aho- t it as he had been at none of the meet ings ;th t Was the whole conversation about attending tlieCourt. Gs.oaoK Clink, sworn.? 1 never saw Dr. B.at Abraham J. Voaberchs; I doniknow if Dr. B knew the way to Vosbergh'a; I d< nt know.if V osbergh has laft Court for home or not. f Mr. Jordan.?You msy stand by. Sir ; unleaa the oppoaita side wisli to cross examine you?(laughter.) Samuel Hawlky, sworn ?I was si the Smokey Hollow meeting ; 1 saw a tall in an in disguise speak off a stoap, an nouncing an address to be spoken in fifteen or twenty minutes ; h- did'ut ssy anything about Dr. B: 1 think that waa all he said; the chief or leader appeared to be the same man aa spoka on the sloop; when Dr. B. told them to open a passage for (he Ddies be was ou the piazza; oue of the chi-fs was considerably taller than the other; the ludians were formed in a line; I got tiiere abont 11 o'clock, and did not leave uutil ef'er the arrest ; I know I ol. Hoot; he was there; I went up on the eelnmna. Cross Examined.? Little Thunder had the spear; all 1 know ol the chiefs ii from heai ing Dr B. address them. Water Shiver, awora?i urn one ol the Deputy She rifTa; I was at Copaketha morning the papers ware taken; I waa in the ring when the long waa atiog by Big Thun der; it waa four or five verses long; be atiog pretty well; 1 wj8 in Sweet's kitchen when BigT. and other persona i.i diaguiaecame in; there was, I think, six with the lead er; alter they came in Big T. ordered them to drew swords; the next command waa to "draw piatala;" then he enquired if the Sheriff of the county waa there: Mr. Miller replied he was the man; Big T. hoped he haa met with a rational and feeling men, end enquired whet the Sheriff had come there to do; the Sheriff replied that he could'nt tell till he got to the plaee of sale; Big T. then said they had assembled foif the purpose ol preventing those sales, peaceably if tbey could?if not, forcibly ; he went on then to tnaks a speech about titles, but I cannot repeat it, but in the winding up he said they wanted pro. feedings staved untillhere eould be an inveatigation of these land claims; the Sheriff replied to him, he presumed he waa aurroanded by hi* friends?men who had elevatad him to the office he held, and that he did not wish to do anything to harm auyone unlawfully; that he felt no more for the landlords than lor the people?that he bad given hi ivy bonds for the performance of bis duty, and he want ed to go far enough to screen himself from any censure or Name that might be attached to him ; he did not wish to war with the people?that the law did not oompel him to i tin any risk, or knock out hia braini against the stone wall?that he thought himself si good an anti renter ee w.is there, and wished to be permitted to take me in hia w iron to go to the place of sale. Big Thunder, I think, r> plied they would eseort him theTe with martial music ; to which the Sheriff replied, he did not want to be eteeri ?1, aa he had a team of his own?that they might go their way and meet him there ; but they insisted on eaeortlng turn, and did so, telling him, I think, that they should went him to give up his papers, as it w aa Uisir custom. He rrpliedithey were of no use to them, as there were copies ot them retained; they again said they would take tbem; end tho Sheriff replied ha didn't care, they might iinvc them and that when they got to the place of tale, thi-y might prevent him if they cbose; then the Sheriff a* ked the privilege of aeeing me alooe a few momenta; we went into the anti-room, ana thrn to another one, and he ui ked me If I would serve a declaration; I rrpthd he might aa well do it, and he said he did cot think they would permit him; 1 said I thought they would not prevent such things as declaration*, but it waa netter to cell in Big Thunder to aee what he would lay about it; the Sheriff went and said, " Big Thunder come here a minute," and he came, and was asked if there would be any objections to the declaration; he said there be no ob jection to any thing but what was relative to rsnta; Big Thunder said he would want him to give up the copy of a lease too; the Sheriff said. " well you can have it;" he went out to make the arrangements, leaving ui in charge ol two natives; he came back with music; csme ie, wheeled around, and the Sheriff locked in arms with him: another wheeled round and locked arms with him, ana wentont to the Sheriff's wagon, and I suppose he went with them; Big Thunder and the music went off Ml yards, wlieeWd and come back; took the front of the orocession. and star ed for Mr. Voshurgh's, the direct road; the Sheriff went with them; we chatted on the way about the "na tives;" in conversation, the Sheriff said he had gone un armed, and only with the snieldof hi* office, end did not * i?h to war, only in consequence ol hearing that the Sheriff was coming with 400 Irishmen from New York, and that tbey were determined not be put down by aurh a force - until the risk ot their lives, even antil the shedding oi blood; that thi y might not think of puttting him down, fur in a short time they could rally thousands strong: 1 do not know that I saw *Dy one pre sent a pistol at the Sheriff': at Vesburg's they belted? the Sheriff and Big Thunder went to the hind part of the wagon but I took no farther notice of the proceeding* there; we wheeled and went over to Decker*: the She riff got out and I did not: Mr. Decker was called for?he came and talked with the Sheiiff-tome of it I think wee, the Sheriff said he came to sell far rent : ,V1r Decker said he ceuldut pay it. tb* Sheriff' asked if he had any eb ji etion to bis selling, the other said, "none at ell thia was ell I heard, as a good many kept crowding and hud dling up?ashing abont these Irishmen and one thing or .. ...i.... i (,,..,1 ,h. uk.,;s<. ...... i~-.( -7__ another : I heard the Sheriff'* voice pretty loud, aayiU?, it would net make him give up those papers one bit quick er if every (word, spear and pistol, was pointed to hie breast tbat was there, unless he could be satisfied there would be some injury done t* his person : Big Thunder said, he conld satiaty him of that fact?that it wee not customary tor the chiel to assume the whole power?he would put it to the " natives," who than sung out, " pa pers, papers:" he then said to them, "Give heed, na tives," ell those in favor of having the Sheriff give up hi* Bers will signify it by holding up their light hands. I not see him give up the papers?but after he got into the wagon he said, "didn't I get out ot that nice then he wheeled along with the procpsaion and caaae back to the Flats : on the way be talked with a man named Decker, who said, " If you were now up for Sheriff' how you would run;" I don't r?eollect all that waa said be tween them:bit', afters while, he said " I knowghow to manage those thing* pretty well;" when we went up* the Sheriff asked me to point out Mr. Voehergh, which I did, and he came to the wagon and got In, and began entering his complaints nhnnt the hard tunes, end the proceeding*. Ac.; the Sheriff teld hiei that tome of hi* rriind* wanted him to takeout ? comnany with him, but he waa not afraid, but would bet fltty dollera he would not get tarred nu t feathered, and replied to Yoabtirgh that he wee as good an anti-renter as any of them; I waa at the ring at t'te Fists, and taw thi m drink; Big Thunder drank tho Sheriff's h?slth, and 1 heard the Sheriff drink Big Than* iters'; I think he waa dreated in light colored calico with yellow (tripes pretty wide; hia *i*sk was very plain, I guess of white cloth Crost-rTominrd.?I am Deputy Sheriff, end live in Co puke; I didn't see the prisoner belere that day; I (erred the declaration late in the day; 1 got there between ten sud eleven o'clock; Charles Tan Deusen and William re.araone waa with meat the eale--ont ot curiosity, I sup poae; they were not disguised, there wu no arms in the wagon; Ihe Sheriff didnt know I waa to be there ; I was examined before the Grand Jury before, et the extra fee* (ion*. Thi* cro*? examination continued for ten or fifteen minute* longer, hut nothing of thealighte*t importance was elicited, and it ia puipo?ely omitted. The Court wrote at tlx o'clock, to sit again at seven. Navigation in Canada.?Sprint ie opening la throe diggings moat grandiloquently. The harbor ?nd bay are freed from tee?the river ha* been olanr for some time, and nothing prevents navigation between Hamilton and Dickinson'* Landing, hut want ?f wn* thing to carry, and something to earry It in. The eeeeen 1* in advance of u* -ihe wetera are reodv, bet tb* veeeel* are not. S aamboat* and schooner* ere bnt preparing fur their summer's work, and merchant* and forward*** have net yet awekoned from their winter'* l*tbai|ry. One solitarv .steamboat ha* visited us and that frem ronto ; not even the would be wide-awake Yankee, the go-ahead New Yorker, has vet been seen-ier once he bee Wn caught napping what lot* of notion*conld k* no! have peddled, had he foreseen how soon the roeot would have been clear. For our owr pert, we intend t* give our forwarder* and shirprm ? fillip on the nee* thle week, in Ihe shape ef ? domiciliary visit, ct which a true ? nd faithful report shall be given s la " Our Walk end laithfnl report shell be given Itinfslen IVhif, March I* Onto Rivxa ? At Wheeling, on Wednesday, there were 7J leet of weier in the channel of the rivet; end et Nttiburg on Saturday, the alver stood at six leet.