Newspaper of The New York Herald, September 6, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated September 6, 1845 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. Vol. XI., Ho. sm?Wbolo Wo. *107. NEW YORK, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1845. Mm Two Coaea* [I The Celebrated Colli Spring Murder Cone. B Suffolk Co. Ovku and Tebmineb, ) ? Kivrr 11 f ad, Sept. 3, 1845. ) P Thin morning at 8 o'clock, the Court of Oyer and 1 Terminer for this county, was opened by the Hon. |Charleg H. iluggles, the Railroad Judge, as he is called lilt New York, on account of the despatch with which he 'disposed of a heavy calendar in the Oyer and Terminer for New York n few yours since. The case of Jeremiah B. Tillett. for the murder of tJohn Cobert, on the '47th day of April last, at Whitehall, near Cold Spring, Long Island, was called on for trial. Fiom the opening ? f Mr. Si aone, District Attorney, we understand that the circumstances under which the mur der wns committed, were as follows : ? Oh tho day above mentioned, Cobert and his wife had been to meeting, and returned home between 10 und 11 o'clock at night. Soon after returning home, he ex pressed to his wite a desire to go to rest as soon as pos sible, us it was his intention to get up eaily in the morn ing It was a very dark night, and going towards the window with his wife, she heard a noise resembling the discharge ot a gun; he immediately fell, ex claiming, "Oh, Libby, I am killed?1 am mur dered" On examining the body of (Cobert, it was discovered that two balls entered him, one of which went through him and the other remained in the body At this time Cobert was married four years to bis wife ; before the marriage Tillett had been a suitor of Mrs. Co bert, and when she was married felt disappointed. After the marriage Tillett was an occasional visitor. About six weeks before the murder Tillett called at the house of Cobert, and asked Mrs. Cobert if she did not regret marrying Cobert, ami told her lie intended to go to Tex as, and a^ked if Cobert was put out of the way, whether she would not accompany him ; she declined. Tillett then proposed to her to poison her husband ; he then rose to t ike leave, but returned and took something from his pocket about the -he of a bean, gave half of it to her and said " gins thai to your husband?if he takes that it wilt kill hi in quicker than ratsbane." (On examining the pockets of the prisoner when arrest ed the sheriff found six pill* of Nux Vomica.) Cobert's wife then directed Tillett to leave the houso ; before he left he said " Cobert or I must die." She saw nothing fur ther of him until after the murder. Tracks were tound near the window where he murder was committed, of a peculiar shape, which correspond exactly to the shape ol jirisouci '? boots. Mr. Strong appeared as counsel for the people, and J O. Lambcrson, Ksq ., District Attorney of (Queens Co; Abraham T. Rose, Ksq., of Bridghampton. and Mr. Gard ner. of Sag Harbor, appeared us counsel for the prisoner. After the organization of the Court, (tho prisoner hav ing been previously arraigned,) the folluwing jurors were called: Abraham Ketchum, challenged for the favor. Triers appointed ?(One ol the triers asked the Court, if he, be ing a butcher, was competent as a jurorf Court?Cer tainly, sir) challenge for favor withdrawn, and chal lenged peremptorily. Set aside. Nathaniel Robinson sworn. Setli Squires, challenged for the favor. Triers appoint ed?Challenge for favor withdrawn, and challenged per emptoiily. Bet aside. Baldwin, challenged for the favor. Triers ap pointed?declared to be competent?sworn. (Here theie wns an inierruption, occasioned by the ar raigning of a small gill, 11 years of age. for arson, in burning a barn, on tho 16th July last; and by Kli Sturde vatit being brought and discharged, for want of prosecu tion. On his being discharged, he cleared out in such a manner as to raise a general laugh, in which Tillett, the prisoner now uudertrial for murder, joined. These per sons were arraigned, in order that the grand jury might be discharged, that business detaining tnem.] Daniel R Booth, challenged for the favor. Triers ap pointed?declared competent?sworn. loaiali Heche,challenged?same course taken,and found to be competent? sworn. Asa Cloch? same course taken, and found to be com petent?sworn. Abner Strong?same course taken?sworn. Albert A. Overton?excused on account of indispo sition. Nouh Barnes?Challenged?same course taken. Set aside, for the present, on account of partial deafness. Benjamin Mills?Challenged?same course taken, and found <o be disqualified. Rensselaer Topping?Challenged?same course taken, and found to be competent?sworn. Schuy ler B. Halsey?Same course taken, and found in competent. Edward D. Topping?Same course taken, and found disqualified. Lemuel Soper?Same course taken, and found compe tent- sworn. (Prisoner eagerly scans each juror as he takes his seat.) l'hilip A. Newton?Disqualified?formed an opinion. John Lewis?Found competent, and sworn. Jchn Hutchinson?Sworn. Chan. H. Fordham?Would not find a verdict of guilty, where the taking of lifo would be the consequence. Set asile. Absalom King, challenged for the favor: Found to be competent, and sworn. Richard H Huntley, challenged: Competent?sworn Jason M. Turbull, challenged: Found competent? challenged peremptorily, set aside, ell, Albert llowelf, challenged : Found competent? sworn. The Jury being all formed aud sworn, the court ad journed t? dinner. At one o'clock the cowrt met, aud proceeded with the case. Sunn Cobfiit, widow of the deceased - qnito a young giri, dressed in black, apparently not over 18 years of age -was brought upon the stand, and exam ined on the part of the prosecution. Is the widow of John Cohort, deceased. Her husband was killed on Sun day evening, between 10 and 11 o'clock, about the 27th April last, in his house in Whitehall; she was at his side at the time. 11'iisoncr stands up dur ng the examination of this witness ] Ilad been out with her husband, and when she and her husband returned, she struck a light; he remarked he wanted to go to bed, as they wore de tained so late, and the nights were so short that a man who had to work did not get much sleep. He wanted a drink before going to bed, and went to the table to get a glass; ho stood close to the window while drinking; she stood close to him, on his right side; suddenly sho saw a Hash, and the glass he held was smashed; he cried "Oh, hubby!"' [here the witness weeps] and immediately fell down on his left knee, ami then on his back; [prisoner looks around the court unconcernedly ] she stooped to kiss him and saw lie was dead; sho went to the door and said, "Jeremiah Tillel, you hare kilted my hatband, now kill me" [still weeping]; sho went up stairs, opened the window,and screamed "Mutder !"? "Clarissa, [a colored woman in the next house] and "Peter," [a man in same house]; a man acrosa the swamp answered, "li'oman, what'i the matter ?" Witness answered, "Somebody shot my husband " He said, " I will bt there, in a few minutes." Five or six people came; they said I must not touch him [witness wreps|: we all went out, locked the door, and witness remained at her aunt's till morning At the time of the Hash, heard a noise like somebody running awoy. further examination postponed for the present. Josiph II Hay, examined.?Is a physician; lives at Huntingdon; conducted the post mortem examination ot deceased; lound the body on its back, with some clothes on his light arm; in taking the clothes from the arm of deceased a bullet fell on the door; the body was strip ped, and a wound discovered on the r gut sido, above the (tip; two wounds on the Ictt side, about two inches apart; one ball had passed through, cutting one of the in testines, ruiI otherwise injuring adjacent parts; the cither hall took an ohlnpio course, fracturing one of the bones of the spine in tho lumbar region, and found em bedded in a large ihuscIh on the right side of the spine [Bullets produced und identified tiy the witness, prisoner standing up, and gazing intently on the doctor.] Saw a pane ol glass perforated in two places, about two inches apart; either of the wounds would cause death. |Kxa initiation ol the Doctor suspended for the present ] Mrs Cohknt rocallad.?Was seventeen years old when she married I obert ; has no children, is acquainted with tno prisoner since she was eleven or twelve years old; never was in company with prisoner alone but one evening for one hour; in a con versation with prisoner he a?keil her if she wsnted to go to Oregon or Texas; she replied she and her husband had hired out and did not want to go; he then said I dont mean for John to go, I mean you; witness then said what do you want me to go for without John! he then asked tno i! I would grant him onn request; I wanted to know v lint it was, he gave m * to understand that it wns to kill some one; 1 asked him and ho said yes; 1 asked him who, and lie said Jo ,n ; he said if I killed John then he anil I could get married; witness then directed him to walk out of the house, prisoner told me to put ratsiiaue in his cider when he diank; I told him if 1 did such a thing I would lie hung, he said nobody would know it: I said, yes, there is onenbuve would know it; 1 told him I did not want to hear him talk so, anil to go out ol the house, he then asked me to grant him another re quest if John should din or gut killed, if I would take him; I said no, I would not take tho best man that ever trod on shoe lenther; J es you would, he then said, if I Could get you no other way. I would work roots on you. (Oeneral laugh, in which prisoner joint. Witness ex plains I y saying, that " wot king roots," means adminis tering Mimelhiiig to lier that would make her lovi him ) Prisoner then said, John or lie had to (lie; prisoner then kiii i, take my gun and shoot me, and I'll give you all my proper1)-; ho then said, I mean to kiss you before I go; I threatened to split his head with the axe; ho then at tempted to ki-s me, and 1 pulled him by the whiskers and bit him en the wrist, and lie said, don't for Qod's sake and I will go out of the house; he then went into the hall; cume back again, and pulled out his pocket-book, saying, look here, eat it?no, don't you eat it, but keep this and gire it to John?holding a fiat and round substance, of a sizo hetw een a shilling and two shilling piece; he cut it with Ids kniie; it appeared white inside; I asked liirn what they were for; he said it would kill faster than rat b inc; ha then want out, and w hfle leaving the stoop said, you will lie soi ry lor this, for John or me has got to die; wit ness then told him she would tell John; he said he didn't care The pills wore then exhibited to witness, and she gay s they look like what he had in his hands. Tho de fendant's counsel objected to the offering of them in evi dence. Objection overruled, film told her husband of all this, and he said, .0 pshaw, if 1 am never killed till Ti I Ictt kills me, I'll live n thousand years; she also told others; does not know of hei husband having a dispute w ith any person holore he was murdered; her husband hml not any money of any quantity in the house at the time. I 'rost-rxaminrd.?Tho prisoner visited her often; Til Ictt was not present at nor marriage ; never accounted the prisoner as a "company keeper" before she was mar ried ; was in the habit of visiting prisoner's family ; her husband bad a dispute with prisoner at ono time,and pri soner threatened him; she and her husband were playing lool, and she w as taken with ? fit,and Tillett came in and ?Hid to John, " you have been beating your wile and I'll havo you shut up ;" he afterwards said to me, " after a man is shut up a woman can marry any man prisoner frequently callod on witness both day and night, princi pally on tha Sabbath; on those viaita John and tha priso ner convened together as friends ; prisoner and hie lis ter came one evening the winter before last; he called on witness about six weeks before the murder, he was alone, had a gun ; when prisoner commenced those con versations she thought ho was in joke; about ten minutes of time elapsed from the time ol she and her husband getting into the house until he was shot; the person she alarmed across the swamp was John, a colored man ; the fore part of the evening was dark; cannot tell whether there was starlight; there were no particular visitors in the habit of coming over;knows an Irishman named Don nelly ; has been at her house but twice ; Albert Doty used to live with them but left a lew weeks before the murder; he used to drink ; has heard her husband speak to him about it: witness and her husband always agreed well together; had some few words sometimes; her bus ( band was always kind to her; was satisfied with the mar ! riage state ; may have said she wished she never was married ; as soon as she flaw her husband was shot she suspected the prisoner ; it was after three o'clock in the morning when she got to her aunt's house. Dr. Ray recalled and re-examined on the part of the prosecution.?Borne trarks were pointed out to witness: they were outside of the door yard fence; the ground was damp; they were from 10 to 12 feet from the window; one of the tracks appeared to be made by tbe left foot on ascending ground, right foot first; heard Tillett's ex amination before the magistrate. Justice Conkliu. The Prosecution oilers to prove bythis witness some de clarations made by prisoner before tbe Magistrate in all informal proceedings before him. Objected to. Over ruled and excepted to. Court allows prools to be given of them. Wi must proceeds?The prisoner was asked on the ex amination, where be was on the night of the murdor; the prisoner appeared very much embarrassed ami inclined ou his elbows on a bed ; he was again asked and mado no answer ; after hesitating, he said ho knew where he was and could easily prove it, but people did not like to tell win-re they were on Saturday nights ; the Justico then said he must detain him.and Tillett,witness,and the Jus tice and the constable drove to Tillett's house ; prisoner's mother asked prisoner why he would not tell them where he was that night; lie replied, " i won't tell tliera, I'll let them provo itprisoner then went to the barn and got his gun. Cross-examined.?A man shot through the spine in the manner the deceased was, would be able to articulate pel Imps a word or two: would live about half a minute. it being now near durk, the Court adjourned until to morrow morning. The piisoner is a low sized, sharp featured man, about 35 jears of age, with grey sparkling eyes. He pays great attention to the trial. Second Day of the Trial. SepT- 4.?The Court opened at 6 o'clock, when the jury were called, and all answering to their names, the irial of the case was continued The prisoner appears ?o be very slightly, if at all, impressed with the awful uess of his situation; 'indeed, he appears more uncon cerned than any of the spectators. Not over fifty besides those having business as jurors, were in attendance this morning. We have this day, as we had yesterday, a fair representation of the tender sex in the Court room; and in all candor I must say, that for beauty and person '1 charms, the ladies of Riverhcad are not inferior to any 1 have ever seen Cross-examination of Doctor Rat, continued Pri soner lias always boon considered a worthy respectable man: lias seen the prisoner occasionally for the last 6 or 7 years; prisoner is a farmer, and unmarried, living with his mother; witnesses attention was drawn to the tracks near the scene of the murder, about H o'clock in the morning; did not oxamiue but 3 or4 of the tracks; the -oil is fino sand; witness has iieen acquainted with C'o beit and his wife three or four years. Oirecrt examined?When he examined the tracks two of thorn were very distinct, the sand was moist. The witness was here handed the white substance which was found on the piisoner on his being arrested, and he testifies that they are made of Nux Vomica?handed to the jury. Nux Vomica is a virulent poison, would de stroy life in a very short time; 30 grains gonernlly would kill a human being; less would kill a person of nervous temperament. Cross examined.?The taste of nux vomica is bitter, so disagreeable that a person would naturally reject it; al cohol will extract tne principle from it, but water wilt not; it is frequently used for the cure oi palsy, St. Vitus' dance, &c? and is grown in the Kast Indies. Direct examined.?Nux vomica can be administered in a powdered state hyputting in tea or cider,and not be de tected by one fond of such drinks. David C. Uriah, hsq., Sheriff of|Sufiblk Co , examined on the part of tho prosecution.?Saw the tracks near Co bert's house; two of them were more distinct than others. Krom the appearance of the tracks, the man was facing the house; the two hacks were right and left; the track appeared to have been made with very old shoes or boots, round toes;the tracks werel'2 or 13 feet from tbe window of Cohort's heuse. Tillett was taken from his own house to witness' house in Huntingdon. Kxamined prisoner's clothes, and found some things, among which were two pieces oi a pewter spoon; this happened on Monday alter the murder. After the inqueRt, witness went with pris oner home, where he changed his clothes; I think he changed his pantaloons. Prisoner.?No, I did not. Witness.?Well, I am not positive about the pauta loons, hut I know you changed tho coat. Prisoner.?Yes. After the prisoner wont to bed, I again searched his clothes, and lound the nu* vomica, some gun caps, and a breastpin, which witness produces. When witness took his clothes, prisoner remarked, "If you find anything there, I'll explain it to you in the morning. On Monday he had si)unre-tocd (boots on. Witness lound a pair of boots in 1'illett's chamber. Prisoner.?Whereabouts did you find them hoots ? Witness.?In your chamber. Prisoner.?Whereabouts I Witness.?Near the bed. Witness continues.?He said they were his, and they corresponded with tho tracks. Croat examined hy Prisoner's Counsel.?Has known Piilott a number of years, and never knew any evil ef him; never heard any before this; prisoner was always considered the head of his mother's lamily; his deport ment was always mild and atfectionate?rcmaikably so [Further testimony of this Dature, beyond proving a gen eral character,disallowed; Judge's decision excepted to ] Prisoner made no attempt to escape; witness thinks that he could recognize the boots which he found near the bed; did not take the measure. Prisoner.?Didn't you see the measure taken down on paper I Witness ?No, I did not. [Witness asked the prisoner if he wore them boots on Suuday. He said yes J Prisoner.?Are those tho boots .' [Putting up hit foot 1 Witness.?I think they are. John Cardona, sworn.?Live about two miles from Cobert; went to Cobert's house about 13 that night; saw two tracks next morning near the fence lacing the house. William Jarvis. (colored 1?Lives near Cobert, nearly a quarter of a mile from his house ; was waked up the night of tho murder ; heard a woman cry out " murder ;" he said " what's tho matter, woman I" she said " John is shot dead through n pane ol glass ;" when about naif way, he cried out, " is it trtie;"sho said, " come and you will tec him dead ;" he asked " if she hi d heard any person run V' she said " she had not." Witness went to the next house ; they would not go out before they loaded the gun ; lie and six others went to the house ami found Mrs. Cobert alone up stairs ; loft the house with Mrs. Cobert, and returned next morning; saw a truck leading to Covert's house ; suddenly it stopped, one foot before the other, and then went otfon the side in a south easterly direction to the woods ; it was a dark night. Cross-examined.?Witness describes the position of the last of the trucks near the house ; the position is the same as a man would be in when discharging a gun ; does not think the track was made by a right and left shoe ; did not observe anv thing peculiar about the track. Sidney (Iardnkr, (colored ) ?Lives about 15 rods fiom Cobert's house ; the night was dark when Cobert was killed ; beard his dog bark in the woods, and a noise re sembling that made hy a man walking on pieces of sticks. The next morning went to the woods and saw a man's tracks ; toe rnumf, and sole broad ; followed the track to near Cobert's house to the place where it stopped, and then went oft' southeast ; followed it to the wood* ; the track appeared to he made by right and left boots Cross-examined.?Wm. Jarvis was with witness when he went to look at the place where he heard his dog harked in the night ; keeps a gun with a Mint lock; when William came lie loaded his gun with shot and powder This witness testified that he lias shot a man called John or Isaac ; shot him in sell delence ; did not kill him Peter CatrrKN, colored, sworn. ? Never saw Tillett around f'ober's house ; next morning went to his work at half an hour hetore sunrise. James Met iiesnev sworn ?Was present when the pri soner was exnmioed before Justice Conklin ; he aan foreman of thu jury. The Justice made this remark to him : " Mr. Tillett, it appears that your name lias been used in connection with this matter, ami we wish you to state where you were tha*. night;'' Tillett took a seat on the bed ; this was on Monday; he gave no answer ; the Squire asked him again ; Tillett then got up and took oil his coat; ho sat down again on the bed, and then reclin ed on his elbows on the bed'; he waited a few minutes louver and made no answer ; witness then asked him it he hud any objections to tell ; he did not answer ; he ask ed him again and he made no answer ; witness then press ed bitn for answer an I lie said : ?? hoiks don't always like # n full tt'lwirn I linn ova I \ - I)... al>.. - l a . L; ?? to tell where they are Dr. Hay then read to him Mrs Cobert's evidence ; Tillett asked Mrs. Cohort if she re collected of any such conversation as she detailed in her examination passing between them, she replied : " Yes, and a great deal worse ;" Tillett then remarked that ho knew nothing about it; w itness ugain asked Tillett to say whero he w as that night, and Tillett said, " in a house not far from home " Cross examined?Witness belongs to New York; on the Monday alter tho murder, about 6 o'clock, he met Mr. Valentino nearCobort's house, and he related about tho murder. Witness got out of his wagon and looked through the window, and saw the murdered man lying in the room. Richard Dote, brother to Mrs Cohort examined.? Lived in the family of Mr. i chart last winter; left there about the 13th of March. Witness saw prisoner at < o hert's house four or five times during the winter;the last i he saw him there; was over two months before the mur- 1 der;saw piisonerand Cohort together in the afternoon of i the day at Zehulon Whitman's house; Cobert was con- i siiieteif a mild and inoffensive man. Cross examined.?Cobert's family and the prisoner ap peared to lie on friendly terms; CobertRtid the prisoner were friendly on the afternoon of the day Cobert was murdered; Tillet, Cobert and witness were together on ' the day .and Cobert and witness went tomeeting; Tillet de clined going, ami asked witness when the meeting would i he out. The meeting broke up about III o'clock; fobeit's i wife told witness about prisoner's proposing to kill Cobert; Tillett'* gun was double barrelled. Adjournod to dinner. After dinner the court met, end after the calling of ] MAP OF ARANSAS AND CORPUS CHRISTI BATS, The Present Seat of War in Texas. T in N .??no A'imii K Akmt Occupation. Fir?t encarapmout of St. Jo seph's Island. D.:p6t established on Shell Island. . Camp at Corpus Christi. Djjtancks. c .l > . ? Miles. Prom the bar to Corpus Christi 30 ; j - , r\ % 18 18 ' f ?? / " 8t Jo,ePh* t0 Fl?t?. ? CoT(??Clnrijt.i B*jr jj N / .. Bar to St. Josephs 3* In IS i lis ' / jS Flats to Corpus Christi 20 McOloin's CIufl'to Corpus Christi, i-j " " " St. Josephs 19 Tho soundings ate in fret. The above sketch ot Aransas and Corpus Christi .Vc., to the present encampment, on the main land Bays, exhibits the present theatre ol military move- at Corpus Christi; (C). From St. Joseph's Island ments and warlike preparations?showing General to Corpus Christi is about thirty miles, and the route Taylor'stirst luudingon St. Joseph's Island, and his is over water, varying in depth from three and a first encampment west of the Nueces, on the Gulf halt to lifieen or eighteen feet, as marked. It is said shores of Texas. This map was originally sketched 'l?1 Napoleon's army would have rolled up their by a squatter on the Island of St. Joseph's, and was breeches, and waded from the island to the main subsequently verified by hasty examinations of the land. This might do very well for Frenchmen, but officers of General Taylor's army. It is, therefore, unsophisticated people out West would call it worthy of reliance. " pretty tall wading!" Corpus Christi is now the The first landing of our troops was on St. Joseph's great point at which the "army of occupation I.,land ; (A)-thence the route was by the depot on ra?'tEaSllJf' At the last accounts, the 13th ult, General Taylor Shell Island ; (B)?and thence, over the mud Hats, was actively employed in fortifying his position. tho jury, Mr. Strong, District Attorney, continued the case tor the prosecution. Ai.frkd B. Undkrhill sworn on the part of the prose cution.? Went to Tillett's house in company with Til lett on Monday after the murder; found a double bar relled gun in the barn, behind a grain fan; the gun was loaded with duck shot; could not tell whether it had been fired recently er not. Bnllets produced to witness, one of the balls lie tried in the gun and it fitted. Cross examined.?The bullets are made of lead; has been acquainted with the prisoner for two or three years; has borne a pretty fair character; witness went to Tillett's house and told him he wanted him to go to Cobert's with him; he asked me what was the matter, and 1 told him Cobeat was shot. Tillott went with wit ness; ho asked Tillett for his gun; Tillett told him it was in the baru, whero he found it. J on;* Dorr examined--Is a cousin of Mrs. Cobert; passed Cobert's house the day he was murdered; saw the prisonet and Cobert together on Cobert's premises, about half past two that day; does not know of Cobert's being at enmity with any person. Cross-Examined.?Cobert was building a chicken coop at the time. Mrs Sarah Whitman sworn. Is a neighbor of Co bert's; took a message from Cobert's wife to Cobert, on Sunday, for him to go to Mr. Hill's, and wait upon her home; Cobert, Riche, Doty and Tillett were together when she delivered the message. Cross-Examined. ?Witueau reared Mrs. Cohort; lived with witness since she was 12 years old, until she was married; her character for truth was good; has said that she would not repeat stories after her, because she had f nothing to do with it; was uot on speaking terms with ; Mrs. ( ohert before the death of Cobert, out has been j since. I Hannah Clarkk sworn, l.ived within a quarter of a mile of Cobert; was with Cobert and his wile at meet | itig that Sunday night; left them on the road: when she lelt them, she anil Cobert had to go about the same dis tance to reach their homes; before she got in the house, ' sho heard the report of a gun, and in about three miu i liti s afterwards heard a noise like somebody running in the bushes iu the direction of Cobert's house, but saw nobody. Cross-Examined ?Is acquainted with Tillett; has liv ed in the neighborhood one year; has not been in the company of Mrs Cobert much, in consequence of the distance; Mts. Cobert can tell the truth as well as any other, she expects. The Counsel for the prosecution here rested. Mr Lamrcrson, District Attorney for Queens, then opened the case lor the prisoner; ana after speaking for about one hour, during which time ho had the attention of ail present nvctted upon him, pioccedcd witnthc de fence. The first wMncss called on the part of the prisoner was Mary Tiu-ett, who, being sworn, testified as follows: ? (A brother and another sister of the prisoner, who were in court, wero directed to retire while this witness was undergoing examination] ?Witness went to bed about >> o'clock on the day Cobert was shot ; the dog barked, and she heard the prisoner come in ; he went up stairs, she supposes, to bed ; lie got up next morning as usual, took breakfast, and went to work ; saw no uiiteieuce in his deportment; thinks that Cobert nnd his wife did not live on very good terms ; she has heard her give Cobert a pretty smart jawing ; has heard Mrs i obeit say to wit ness, " Mary, never get married, for, if youdo, you won't get any comfort; has heard her say she wished her hus band dead ; never knew of any intimacy between prison er and Mrs. Cobert; prisoner is in tbe habit of going out on Sunday evenings ; he went out that Sunday evening at 7 o'clock ; saw him go out, and had no gun with him ; lie usually kept his gun in the l)Hm to shuot hawks und crows ; the prisoner is of a very good disposition ; Mrs. oobort's character for truth and voracity has not been good. Crtas-txaminrd.?Has heard her aunt Sally speak against Mrs. Cohort; the prisoner went to Cohort's on Sunday ; the prisoner told her so ; be went out again about 7 ; it was then darkish and cloudy ; all the family drank tea together that night; we all wont to bed about the same time. [This witness underwent a rigid cross examination, for the purpose of shaking her testimony.) Serins Tillett, another sister of prisoner, sworn? This witness, on her direct examination, corroborated everything stated by the other sister of the prisoner.? On her cross-examination nothing was elicited to shake Iter testimony. Jons VV. Rhusii sworn?Has known the prisoner since he was a child; he is a peaceable inoffensive man. Smith Tillett, brothei of the prisoner, examined? This witness swore that the prisoner camo home before tho clock struck ten; that he went up to bed almost im mediately, and that when he woke up in tho (the prisoner) was in bed with him In other respects be testified the same as his sisters did. The counsel for the prisoner now applied to the court to have the testimony of the wile of Cobert, on the exa mination betoie the justice, compared with her testimo ny given on this trial, without having the whole of her testimony on that examination taken as evidence ngainst the pri-oner, alleging that there are discrepancies be tween them. Tho court decided that the examination, if read at all, must he read at length, and feat Mrs. Co bert must be examined, to give her an opportun'ty to re concile those discrepancies. Mrs. Cohen was examined on two or three points, but nothing material was elici ted. Delence rested. J.xo. 1). Hewlett examined on the part ol tho prosecu tion?Mrs. Cobert worked for witness before and nftar she was married; her character for truth and veracity it good. Wm. Hewlett examined?Mr*. Cobert's character for truth and veracity is good. The evidence here closed on both si es, and tho coun sel on both sides will sum up to-morrow, so it is probable that this case, which liai caused su much excitement, will be decided to-mo rrow. As the Grand Jury for this County will have soma heavy business belore them, I give the list of them:? Smith, Kgbert T. Smith, Timothy C. Smith, Sylvester Smith, George W. F.dwards, Abel Corwin, Jr. Ira K Tuthill, Joe 1 S. Tuttiill, I'eter Kowning, Piatt Lewis; John Wood, Carlton Jarvis, Amos llarned, Leo nard W. Lawrence. Sidney Bunce, Jeremiah Hunting; Jr., Uelston Olllet, William Penny, David Foster, John T. Burnet, Luther D. Cook. We will vonture to say a moie intelligent Grand Jury wa* never empanelled in Stifi'ulk. I his remark was afterwards made by thoso present, when they were receiving their charge. The charge ol Judge Ruggles was very able. He dwelt at length upon the outrages committed by the inhabitants ol Suffolk upon the Long Island Railroad Company, and urged upon the Jury their duty in regard to that offence. 1) Manreasa and Antonia Garcia, two gentlemen of this city, were arretted on a charge of being about to fight a duel. The parties weie bound over by Recorder Genois to keep the peace, and were discharged.?X. O, Picayune, Jlug. 98. Sir Allan N. Macnab, the Speaker ot the Legisla tive Assembly of Canada, and J. B. F.wart, Kaq. of Dun dns, left Boston in the last steamer for F.ngland, on busi nesa connected with the Great Western Railioad. Intelligence from the Heat of war? Another Requisition for Troop*. We have received by the southern mail, the im portant intelligence?important if true?that a re quisition has been made upon the Governor of Flo rida for eight hundred men for Texas. We give the proclamation for the enlistment ot this for Je, in the same shape as we received it, and the public must judge ot its authenticity. It may be mentioned, however, that it has been ollicially an nounced, that in case more troops should be needed in Texas, requisitions were to be made upon Mis sissippi and Louisiana only. Floridu has nothing to do with either of those States. Uut as it has been reported that General Gaines has called upon Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi for troops, it is not unlikely that Florida, too, is in cluded in the requisition. rnocLAMATios ! A requisition having been made on the Gover nor nof the State of Florida for eight hundred men to unite with other force* now under order* toi Texas, owing to an invasion about being made by Mexi co you are required to draft or raise by volunteers, one hundred men Irom yeur county, (Escambia) to be read) for embarkation by the 10th day of September next. In case of draft, the Judge of the County Court will renort forthwith the names of those drawn to the Colonel of the Brigade. In the other case they will elect theii own officer*, and report immediately to the Governor. By order of the Governor, JAMES K. SMITH, Acting Secretary. Tallahassee, Augu?t 28, 1845. Nkw Oelkans, August 21, 1845. For ?he last ten or twelve day* past, we have heard of nothing but wars and rumor* of wars, and our city pre | sented the appearance ofone vast military garrison We | ?ire indebted to Gen. Gaines for this whole mimic W ater loo appearance, and we thank him from the bottom ot our hearts, as we shall have to participate in noue oi it? expense, and it has driven away much ennui, bo assured The General, you are aware, in the plenitude oi some, thing made a requisition on the Governors within the circle of his military command, for a thousand troop, each, to be iu readiness to march to Texas when Gen Tai lor s necessities might require them He was prompt ed to this effervescenue, vulgarly called patriotism, by a report brought here by the steam schooner Augusta from Matamora*. that 10,000 Mexican troops were with in a few miles of that place en route to annihilate Gen Tnvlor a-id his command in particular, and Texas in ireiieral ' No sensible man here believed the report but the General and our Governor, Moutou, and hence the latter * alacrity in ordering out the regiment* be did. The bovs themselves, wanted some fun. and they woul have obeyed the order as promptly, had it been to marci to Oregon or California. All the other Governors wiih in the range of the General s command, have treate.l the requisition with silence, if not contempt, if we may judge bv the absence of their response. One volunteer rifle company ol l<r> men, expected hourly here Irom Missis sippi will have to go to Texa?, if they go at all on their own hook unless Gou. Game* is determined to adheie to the report of the 10,000, in opposition to the 400 Mexi can troops, which Oen Taylor's courier from vlatamo ras positively asserts are on their way to somewhere. Two companies of volunteer artillery left here a few days since to join Gen. Taylor, under the auspices of Oen Gaines, which he will as much want, as a coach does a fifth wheel, if the report of his courier is to he relied on, of which there is not the least 'iouh In my next, should my leisure permit, I will , endeavor to give you a failhlul description d General Gains' leview of some two hundred recruit It was a most ludicrous affair, and will ever be inti mately as?oci?ted by the witnesses with that of the ce lebrated Pluck. 1 should not like to see General Games superceded in his command here, as he ha* been sui-| ficiently overlooked by the Government alieady, but! should really like to see an aid appointed to him. who weuld so amine hi* leisure hours as to make him ioigo his past grievances, and save the government the oppios sion of uselessly enormous expenditures, in the way of marches and countermarches. With the regular troops which have been sent, and are now in the progress of being sent to Texas, togethei, should it be necessary, with the volunteers which could be ruised in lexas. ut short notice, 1 am afraid the work ol the General will reap him no laurel*. .... ? ?? It is now showery, and the thermometer i? onl) ranging at 87. No yellow fever yet, and nothing bear ing the least resemblance to it. It i* not only a source et disappointment to our doctors, and their name i* le gion but to very many, strange to relate, ol our other permanently resident population, who base their charity, or by what other name you please to call it. on the ap prehension that we shall be overrun by the V ankeo* A* they will oveirun u? anyhow, I beg leave to differ in charity with them, and await my fate gs be?t I can [From the N. O Picayune, Aug. 2.] W'e learn from a Penracola correspondent, that compa nies A, F? and K, of the 7tli Regiment of Infantry, left that harbor Sunday evening, the 24th instant, in the steamer Creole, for Aransas Bay, Toxas; Maj. Brown, commanding the 7th Regiment of Infantry, accompanied them The officers belonging to the eonnmnd vot Major G J. Rains; Captains 1). 8 Mile*. D "? Whi ting; 1st Lieutenants A. Moutgomery, J. R. Scott; 2d Lts. llavman Earl, V'au Doren, Brew; 3d Lieutenant*. F. Gardner, J. M. Henry Company l>, Capt. R II. Ross, will join the Regiment In Texas, as soon as it i* relieved by Company F, 1st Artillery, now on its way to I en*a C?The Herald, at 9t. Augustine, publishes the ^Mowing information in relation to the removal of I nited States troops from that btate:-Tl.e 8th regiment, ?tat,oned Ht this post, Fort Brooke (Tampa Bay) and Key West, 1haviJ received orders to proceed to Arantss Bay, 1 exa*.. o panics A. Gwynn's, E McKavitt's; O Worths; and I. Hill's are already embarked for their destination. Gen. Worth proceeds across the country , w hich point the regiment is to reniletvous, and embark P, tramport, ordered from the North The officer, who , ,t in k at this post are, Capt*. Woith, McKavitt and Hill; I LuXeVlateJXitS, Lee. Hb.pp.rd, Jordan, "The"i'enaacola (Uzrtt* states that the following named officers of the staff have been directed to report to Gen. TFaDtr,Oeorge*D. Ramsey, Ordnance Department; Capt t I ( rain Topographical Engineers; Capt. J. Sanders, Corns ol Engineers .First Lieut. J. M. 9carritt, Corps of Engineers; Second Lieut. C. P. Kingsbury, Ordnance. Brevot Second Lieut. T. J. Word, Top. Engineer*. [From New Orleans Picayune, Aug. 28 ] The steamer Planter, in descending the lied River, on her way to this port, struck a snag four mile* and a hall this side ol Alexandria, and sunk immediately in ?even feat water. This occurred on the 20tb ,inst. She wai loaded with Government stores, consisting of hay, corn and oats, nearly the whole of which was lost. The boat is supposed te be a total loss. We have heard it said that she had some cotton on board, a part of which will be saved in a damaged state. [From the Galveston Civilian.] Savlriauo ? the noted Mexican leader, has for several weeks past been ranging with a company of about se venty men in the vicinity( of the Salt Lakes, west of the Nueces. Itis said that he has made no attempts to molest any of the western settlers of Texas, but is un remitted in his exertions tocapture the Mexican traders who are engaged in smuggling goods from Corpus Christi to the Rio Oraude. A small party of Texans from Corpus Christi, weio recently at the Salt Lakes collecting salt, and Sav iiag? and nit company encamp ed near them He professed great friendship for the Texans,and permitted several ol his'soldiers to work with the Texans for a small sum, to help them remove the salt It is said that Savenago is in favor of annexation, and believes it will be the best policy for Mexico to relin quish her claims to ail the territory east of the llin Grande, provided the right of the old Mexican settlers ran he secured, and a fair consideration is paid by the United States to Mexico for this territory. 1'erbaps he is in some degree, influenced hy self interest; for as he formerly reside I at Ooliad, and hns claims to 1 irge tracts of land, he probably imagines that lie will be compen sated for ti e lands he forfeited hy his treachery This man. who has so often spread terror on our western frontier, is in appearance, one of the most harmless of men He appears so weak and etleminate, that our west ern rangers always look upon him witn the most su preme contempt [From the Texas Nation Register.] We have been politelv furnished hv Lieut Sibley, of tho U S Dr goons, with the following tabla of exact distances from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to Washington, Texas, as ascertained by actual measurement. From Natchitoches to Fott Jesup 25 miles Fort Jesttp to Alford's 13] " Vlford's to Sabine River 11} " Sabine (Oaines' Furry) to Milam 7 " Milam to San VugiHtiue IS " San Augustine to the Attoyac river 13 " Attoyac to Nacogdoches 33 " Nacogdoches to Douglass 16 " Douglass to the Angelina river 3] " Angelina to the Neches river 13; " I Neches to McLane's fij " I McLane's to Masters' Mil " i Masters'to Crockett 9} " I Crockett to Parker's 13 " Parker's to Spring and Lake <i " j spring and Lake to Trinity tiver 6 " I Trinity (Robins'Ferry) to Mitchell's rtj " ! Mitchell's to Lako. . ! 1) " i Lake to Rivers' 13 " | (fivers'to Pine Spring 13] " I I'lne Spring to Roan's 6 " j Roan's to Fantlitop's 101 " Kaiitbrop's te Washington 16} " 268 [From the Mobile Herald, Aug. 27 ] It is currently reported here, that a requisition from ? leneral Gaines for a thousand men, passed through this city a few days since to Tuscaloosa. If this be correct, we may expect a call for volunteers in a few days?and then, hie for Texas 1 [From tho Mississippian, Aug. 20.] In the event of a war with Mexico, it is probable that a requisition will be made on this fttatetlor a part of the ne cessary force Gov. Brown, loo ing to this fact, has ad dressed a letter to the Secretary of War, on behalf of our people, requesting that, as Mississippi did her part of the vating to acquire Texas, she may be permitted to do some part of the fighting to retain possession of that pro vince. He desired that Mississippi might be permitted to furnish volunteers, there be'lig no necessity for a draft Major General John M. DufHeid and Brigadier General A. G. Bennett, have tendered their services to the Gover nor' in the event a call is made upon Mississippi for men. This fact, so honorable to those officers, has been an nounced by the Governor to the War Department. [From Pensacola Letter, Aug. 26.] "Frigato I'otomac, Commodore Connor; steam frigate Mississippi, f apt. Fitzhugb; ship St. Marys, Capt. Saun ders, ship John Adams, Capt. McClttney; steamer Prince ton, Capt. F.ugle; brig Somcrs, Captain Ingrahair; brig Porpoise, Lieut Corn'g Hunt; tho ship Saratoga. Captain Shubrick. and brig Lawrence, Capt. Jarvis, are in the Gulf, expected to return to Pensacola in a few days.? i aptsin Connor is waiting news from Mexico, which, if of a warlike character, he will attend to by appearing before Vera Cruz in no small force." [From Washington Union, Sept 4. We understand that despatches were received yester day as late as the 20th August,from Galveston. Recent accounts had been received irom Gen. Taylot's camp ? They are in good health and spirits. The artillery had provided themseves with some pieces of cannon which they wanted, and were mounting them in their intrench ments. The intelligence from Matamoras represents the Mexican troops as tortilying themselves, and oxpecting reinforcements. Col. Twigg's dragoons arrived at Aus tin on the Sth August, where the convention of Texas was assembled. It was calculated that he would join Geu. Taylor about the 18th of the month. The dragoons had borne their journey to Austin well, and their horses were in excellent order. [From Norfolk Herald, Sept. 3 ] Naval.?The U. S. steamer Col. Harney, Lt. Com'g Whittle, will sail to-day for Mobile, and thence to Texas. The following is a list "of her officers : Wm. C. Whittle, Lieut. Com'g; 1st Lieutenant, M. Smith ; Acting Master, George W. Rogers ; Passed Asst. Surgeon, William A. Nelson; Passed Midshipmen, It. T. ltenshaw, H. N. T. Arnold ; Midshipmen, A. F. Warley, J. J. Waddell ; Capt's Clerk, G. Goldsbo rotigh ; ( oast Pilot, John I) Wood ; 2d Asst. K.ngineer, Satn'l Archibald ; 3d do, Theo. Zcller. Passengers, M. M. Thompson, 3d Ass't F.ngineer; Wm. Luce. 3d do ; John Brown, emigrant for Texas The barque Phoenix, Boush. sailed from Old Point yes terday, with U. S. troops, hound to Aransas Bay, Texas. [From Boston Journal, Sept. 4.] The U. S sloop of war Marion, recently refitted at the Charlestown navy yard, went to sea to-day, destination unknown, but probably the Gnll of Mexico. Supreme Court, S??i>t. 3. -S|iecial Term?Mr. lustice Lieardsley presiding.?Cooper ads Williams Motion that L. J. Walworth, plaintiff* attorney, pay the leftH costs in this cause; denied, with cost* Vvormer vs. Merritt, ex'r. ItC.?Motion to refer, granted. Cowman ids. Delamater.?Motion to confirm decision of Circuit fudge for nonsuit; granted, ex parte Reynolds ads. Van Dewater. ?Order absolute, that pill', file security for costs; granted, by default. Stanton et al ads. McDon gall.?Motion to amend judgment record; gianted, with costs, by default. In the matter of the Ccntial Bank vs Wilder?Motion for leave to prosecute <fficial bond granted cxparte. Uavemcyer ads. ilungerford et al Motion to chango venue denied. Blossom et al ails Cease.?Motion to change ventie, grained?Same ads. dame?Motion to refer granted; defendants to furnish hill of particulars in twenty days. Sill vs. Maple et al. ?Motion to file an amended judgment record nunc pro tunr granted, exparte, on cancelling the old lecord and locket, tloak ads. Poland? Motion to quash or super ?edo writ of error, granted with costs by default. Smith ids Briggs ? Motion to set aside default, granted 011 crms. McKwen ads. Brownell?Motion for n commis sion to take depositions, granted ox parte. Smith ads Prossor?Motion to change venue, granted. Schoonan vs. Stowell et al.?Order ex parte to uppear and plead to sci. fa. after. Drinker, adm'r, Uc. vs Bacon et al.?The like. Tyler vs. fanaday?Motion for one ol defendants to appear and plead in action of ejectment; granted, ex parte. Smith ads. Ranney?Motion to change venue; I grunted by content. In the matter of Bartlett, for hi alternative mandamus to the Judges of War ren county ; granted ex parte. In the matter of ? the application of the Mayor, See., of Brooklyn, ; in relation to opening Cumberland street?Or i ier for confirmation of Commissioner's report: granted ! without opposition. Same, in relation to ilemsen street. ' Moak ads. Foland. Motion to quash or supercede writ i of error, denied, and former rule vacated The people ex rel Iia-cotn vs. the President of the village of Seneca I Falls. Motion for alternative mandamus; granted, ex , paite Hit ks and Livingston et ai. Motion to set aside ' default and subsequent proceedings; granted with cost-. t lie People ex rel. Itascom vs. Bellows, clerk of the vil | luge of Seneca Falls. Motion for a mandamus; granted ex parte, alternative. Westbrook v* Dubois. Motion to substitute a referee; granted, by default Clark vs lewett et al Motion to set aside appeal anil for leave to plaintiff to completo judgment, &c; granted lloosaads the Kingston Bank Motion lor judgment as in ca<e of nonsuit; granted,unless plaintiffs stipulate and pay costs. I Same ads. soma. The like. ! Thi hsdat, Sept. 4.?Darling ads. Barnard at. al.?Mo ! tion to set aside judgment and execution, denied with costs. Heyser et al. ads. Hale ?Motion to set aside w rit of nuisance, denied. Van Arntim ads. Dunham?Motion to set aside delault and subsequent proceedings, granted, on terms Mather ads. Kldridge?Ordered that defend't have leave to plead general isaue and givo notice ol s;ie ci 11 matter without affidavit, granted, on terms. Field ads. Williams?Motion to quash certiorari?denied with costs, without prejudice. In the matter of the applies ,ion of Matthew Rue. et. al. for a certiorari to one of the Assistant Justices of the city of New Vork granted, ex parte Sumo same same. In the matter of the appli " "" lark ation of Margaret Kailey ?The like. Christie vs. Clark ?Motion to refer granted,by consent. Voorhees va.Snitta et. al ? Motion ex parte to file new judgment record amended on cancelling the old record and docket; granted. Breves vs, Murph) ?Motion to amend judgment record by altering the name of the plaintiff therein; granted. Hall ails Lowery?Motion to strike out plaintiff s second replication; denied with costs, deft to have 10 days to rejoin or demur. Hamilton vs. Mclntyre?Motion to re fei. gianted by default. The Judges of Chenango Com mon Pleas ads The people ex rel., Aylsworth etal ? Mo lion for judgment ol lion pros; granted by default, Fer guson ads Brown ?Motion to set aside default, ike; grant ed without costs. Brown vs Ferguson?Motion to set aside peremptory order lor bill particulars; granted with out costs. McCormick ads Cumpoell?Motion to set aside an order of Recorder; granted, and bail bond or dered to be delivered up. \ an Rensselaer vs. Gardiner, and eight other causes?Motion for leave to issue alias execution, in place of those destroyed; granted, ex parte. Dunkell vs. Miles?Motion for precept to collect costs, Stc. ? granted, ex parte. Heamans v?. Heamans Motion to refer; granted, by default. Morehouse ads Flint, admn.?Motion to change the venue, denied.?Albany Jtrgui. Court roR the Correction of Errors.?Ho ctikites, Wednesday, Sent. 3? Present: the Lt Go vernor, Justice Jewett, and 19 Senator*. ? No. 18. Jac F Miller at al vs. 11. Gabla et al. W. Beach Lawrence was beatd for appt*. Afternoon Session.?-W B. Lawrence continued ft>r appt*. Varieties. The Richmond Daily Whig states, that a young fentleman deiiroua of protecting a lady's nose from the ite of a mosqueto (truck 10 forcibly at it o? to break the fair one's natal organ. Was not the prevention worse than the cure I Besides the $27,000 in specie obtained from the wreck of the San Pedro on the Spanish Main, by the diving bell, two large cannon and a considerable quan tity of copper were alto taken from the wreck and brought to Baltimore. The Spanish dollars are some what rusted but can easily be cleaned and made bright. They command a premium of 7 per cent. The company have already realized a handsome sum upon the capital invested, alter defraying ail expensea. It is their Inten tion to At out another expedition immediately. The ex pedition that has just arrived, waa obtaining from $900 to $700 every day at the time of leaving the wreck. Tin- Albany Knickerbocker says?" It is stated that the present number of distilleries in the United 1 States is in, loo ; the number of gallons of distilled I liquors, distilled annually, is 41,502,607, which, if sold at 20 cents por gallon, would produce $8,000 000 ; 4,000,000 , ot quarrels . half a million of assaults and batteries ; one hundred thousand thefts ; eight hundred suicides, and about one hundred murders. The train ?f cars were about to run over a basket three miles on the other side of Waterford on Sunday ?loining lest; but although they were running at a laetsr rate than usual, the engineer stopped them time enough to prevent the basket liom being ciushed, and upon get ting out to examine it, it w as lound to contain a lovely baby about five or six month* old! It would be difficult propet ly to characteiize the Qeud who placed it there. We undt-ret-ind from the IaaiuviIU Journal that the snag boats in the employ of the (iorernment, have lately removed several formidable snags from the Ohio, viz j?That on which the Or Watson was wiecked, near Brandeubnrgh; that on which the Win. Irench waa wrecked near the head of Flint Island; that at Shival'a reach, by which the Western Belie was sunk; ami that at the .New Albany bur, on which the Washingloi was wrecked several jours since. The wife of Thomas How.ird, Esq whs sming in her door at Pittsburg, on .Sunday evening last when a neeru rushed up to tier with ail open razor in iiis han I, and cut e severe gash on her lip and chm. He was pur Mf sued, am! a* he passed a young man named Charles Mil ler, he drew the razor across his lace, cutting a terrible gMsh. He is said to have been neither drunk nor .crazy. Judge Leigh. John Randolph's executor, in endea voring to find a location for the slaves manumitted by the will ot that accent tic man. A legacy ol $25,000 is leit to them. They do not wish to goto Liberia, and they annot i amain in Virginia. .Judge L is seeking n place in a Iree Mute, whore they may be placed without danger or molestation from inv idiou i law. sura still more invidious public feeling. Wirhin the time prescribed by law for the inking up of dogs running at large unmuzzled through the city of Philadelphia proper, commencing on the 1st of June and ending on the 1st of September, 1200 of these animals were seized and put to death. We underatand that ihe thunder shower, the day before yesterday, extended into Morris county, where it was more severe than has been known there for years.? , The m.ll streams at Ilockaway were raised some 18 | inches The fishing in the Passaic now affords rare sport. , Hundreds of Perch are booked daily with a simple diop line. The best time in the tide is toward the last of the ebb. and the Arst of the flood, and shrimp are by far the j best bait j The total sum received by voluntary contributions : for the sufferers by the Are at Quedec up to Aug. 24th, | was $164,086 The assessment of all the property de stroyed, has been remitted for the current year. Yucatan is the ouiy flourishing part of Mexico ? , A report for the Arst three months of the present year i gives 6(156 births and 3635 deaths there. A meeting ot the democracy ot Candia and the neighboring towns will be holden on the 16tb oi Septem i bar, at or near the Union Baptist Meeting House in Can j ilia, at one o'clock, P. M. Hon. Levi Woodbury will ad | dress the meeting upon the question of annexation Other i distinguished speakers are expected to be present and address the meeting. A new process of tanning leather ia said to have , been discovered by Messrs. Darrow, of Dayton, Ohio, by | which a side of sole leatner is taken in its raw stale and | thoroughly finished for the manufacturer in 72 hours, and a side of upper leather in about 16 hours ! Messrs. , D. arc practical tanners. Prof. Stuart, of Andover, has in press a volume > entitled " A Critical History and Defence of the CaDon 1 ol the Old Testament." The object of the work is to show that our Saviour and his Apostles constantly re , cognized as of Divine authority the books of the Old j Testament, the identical boaks which we now find there and no others. The " Potttville Journal" states that a woman i left her infant on the bed, while she went down staiis to j attend to some domestic duties, and on returning she I found a large cat lving upon the infant's breast, with its 1 head near the child's mouth, as if in the act of sucking its breath. Upon examination the child was discoveied , to be dead, having met its death in this most extraordi nary and distressing manner. A private letter lrom a friend in the interior ot Vermont contains the following sentence : " Within two i or three weeks i have been preparing the manuscript of an Almanac for 1846, the astronomical calculations of which were made by a boy nine and a-half years old, a resident in Koyalton, Vermont. His Dame is Safford, and his know ledge of mathematics and astronomy is truly astonishing. We see the arrival of Col. William R. Johnson* i of Virginia, announced in the New York paper* Wa | hope his journey may lead to the consummation of ?ome i of the numerous matches which have been offered by Mr. Kirkman and the " Virginia party." If *.ha Nort'1 docs not accept any of Mr. Kirkmau's propositions, it will be idle to " talk horse" there any more, or rather, it | is likely to be " all talk."?JV. O. Picayune, Jiup 28. Segars.?A vessel arrived at Philadelphia yester day, the Norman, from Havana, bringing, among other I things. 1,941,308 segars. ; Neurly two hundred workmen, from England, ; reached the iron works at Danville, Fa., last week,where they are to be employed. Oyer and Terminer. SrrT. 6 ?The tiial ol llodgkins for the wilful murder I of Jesse Lee Burtis, eonrluded this day, the jury having rendered a verdict of " Not Ouilty." | L'p to 10 o'c lock they had not agreed, when they came ' into Court and asked some instructions in telaliou to the testimony, alter which they retired, and in a short time returned and tendered the above verdict. On the an ! nouueement ot this verdict, the crowd in the court-room set up a loud clapping with their leet. The prisoner was thereupon remanded on a charge ol burglary. llodgkiuson, and Livingston (who had been implicated witn him in the indictment on tiie charge of murder, of which lie lias been acquitted) are both indicted tor rob I mug churches, and huvc been also indicted lorotherbur giaries, ail. ged to have been committed since February ia?t The father of Livingston was u charcoal dealer, una was keeper lust year of the Upper Reservoir : he is now in the ponce, anil enjoys a good reputation. The fattier ef Hodgkins was in the police under the Native American party. The trial of Livingston, upon the above charge, will bo abandoned ; but he will be tried tor tue burglaries with Hodgkins. The trial did not seem to excite much interest. The urbai.e and gentlemanly demeanor of the counsel who hail been employed ut either aide, (Mr. Peterson, District Attorney. and Messrs. Price and Pnoeuix.) when : contrasted With 'he bickerings that have occasionally i cbamctet isod the proceedings on partof counsel in similar cases, was universally ecknawjeagediii court, anil eaui i ed to give much satisfaction. Mr. Faterson, as a public j officer, discharged his iesponsible duty with uncompro. mising limine**, and a professional fairness which does hiin every credit as a public prosecutor showing that dimness ol purpose is not incompatible with suavity of language and demeanor. Mr /Hum seemed to understand the tact and good judgment required oil so solemn an occasion, much to mo advantage ot tne prisoner, ami contiuoted the de leave with much ability, lie was ably supported by Mr. Pi ice Hi* Honor Judge Parks h is admirably adnpted for the bench, and betray s an intimate acquaintance with the criminal law. His luminous charge gave stioug evi dence of ins deep legal acumen. Hi* smewd dexterity in pruiiiug off'ektianeous matter; the facility with whlon he culls tne grain from the chaff', in wading through a mass ol testimony, shows his intimate acquaintance with legal testimony. His urbanity upon the bench, his dig nified and easy manners, his courtesy towards the bar generally, seemed to be much appreciated by the profes sion, who deem such a judge an ornament to the bauch. Belore Judge Parker, and Alderman Meiarole rnd Compton. M. C. Patciuok, Ksq., District Attorney. Sin. 6. ? Trial of l*unara R. Hodgktni.?The jury m this case rendered a verdict o " not guilty," at 12 o clock. Prisouer has been remanded on n charge ol burglary. Counterfeiters ?Warsaw, Ky., if reports are correct, has been the scene of no little excitement during the past week. The cause of the excitement was the arrest of a gang of counterfeiters. Four of them wore seized : One made his escape, but was caught Rgniii ovor night. They were longed in jail, and a guard of seventy men placed over thorn, in consequence ot tears that there would tie an attempt by interested persons to rescue them. And this was uone, as the story runs On Tuesday last, while the examination of these men was going on at the court-house, (at which "some thousand" ot tne people were present,) a large stable was tired near the jail; the rush was great, but the guard stood their ground, and no attempt at rescue was made. Bail was required of three of the prisoners in the sum ot $1 J,000. The tacts as brought to us, represent that there is a large gang of counterlviters in Warsaw ; that some ol tne wealthiest and most influential citizens were connected with it; that a branch of it exists in Lawrenceburgh, and may be in Cincinnati, and another up tha Wabash; and that the prisoners threaten awful disclosures. Ohio River ? Ai Wheeling, on Tuesday, th;ra were two and a half feet of water in the channel-fall ing. At Pittsburgh, the same day, the river bad two feet of water in tne channel. Governor Wright left Albany yesterday morning for i anion St. Lawrence county, on account ef the ill ness of hi* brothei. He will be absent about a waak.

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