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lattslrarflb . VOL. 28, NO. 41. PLATTSBTTRGH, N. Y., FRIDAY, MARCH 9,1883. WHOLE NO. 1446. Pittsburgh Sentinel tSTSnUrtd <u Moond-elau matter at the Po»t-0fiee in PtatUtorgh, Clinton county, N. Y. Local and Miscellaneous. ABBIVAL AN^DgPABTCrKE OF fit THI •UTTUBMH SIITIKl. —A real lire lynx is reported to bave jeen seen jnst outside of Glens Falls last *eek. —Flower and vegetable seeds are being displayed in the stores, an indication that Spring is not far distant. —The schooner John P. Howard, which ras wrecked on the lake last Fall, is being abuilt at Shelbnrn Harbor. —The Troy Conference of the M. E. hurch will meet in Gloversviile, April Fth, Bishop Warren presiding. —The Hew York Graphic says the Lord never made a grander country than that which is known as the Adirondacks. —The excellent temperance address by . Mr. Elliott, of Keeseville, will be found on one of our inside pages this week. —Bev. 0. H. Merrill, of Massena, occu- pied the pulpit of the Baptist church at Elizabethtown and also at Westport on Sunday last. —The Rochester Union thinks state irison convicts ought to be employed on pubtio highways, and planting trees in Adirondacks. —A stove-pipe with screw joints, war- ranted not to provoke swearing, has been patented. , The inventor deserves a rising vote of thanks from this nation. —The great scare at Port Henry is wild man, who scares women and frightens the children. Be appears at times an Overcoat, but cannot be traced or de- PABAGBAMS. -^tPa*rkk'.I>*yne*i. -Town Meeting day passed off quietly. . -••Susan is Jealous!\ See MeprilUs Paper this week —Town mosttags ia £*<« county wiU be haW April 3d. —Few, days in January like the 6th, 6th, and 7th o* March. --TT*W« 4 Co., of Pittsburgh, have a toe Hn*o? fester eards. Gail and see them. -HM^ditteene of Saranao and adjoining town* *tfl be interested in the obituary of the late Jar ed SpatUdiag. —The snow fall at Montreal —The corporate existence of the First National Bank of Champlain has been ex- tended until close of business on February 1903. —A portion of the trestle on the Chat, eaugay railroad, near Oadyville, was burn- on Monday last It was repaired dur- I the day. -Mrs. E. M. Bailey, of Plattsburgh, has appointed matron'of the Cathedral school for boys r founded by the late A. T. Stewart, at Garden City, L. L Miss Nellie Bailey is to be her assistant. -Henry Snow, conductor of the Glens Falls branch railroad, has resigned that position. John Jenkins succeeds him. r. Snow enters the employ of the National Express Company as a train messenger. —Q. A. Bisaell, of Newcomb, who was indioted at the Essex County Court, of Deo. last, for sawing logs belonging to other parties, has taken leg bail for security and left the country. —Some seventy-five or eighty of the Swedes from Lyon Mountain /have left for afew days., 3)ftW of the * \\ MBohiganand engage in farm- 4 , -O* Wednesday night the *ind or frost ihrtv down a portion of the brick wall on \1 ihe wt*t side of the Dr. Carpenter .building, on Marion street. —Those who still believe in Wiggins, the weather prophet, will double reef their sails sad prepare for the gale to occur between toe 9th and Uth ixut op Doaue secured $6,000 towards the new Episcopal cathedral fund in Al- bany, in two day* last week in New York- Wm. Vanderbilt giving $1,000. r>Hr. James LitUejohn, of Saranao, hav- ing sold his farm, his entire farm stock wiU be sold at auction, at Saranao Hollow, on the 12th of April. See advertisement. —Mr. George 0. Severance, of Chazy, on account of ill health, offers to sell out his well established and extensive mercan- tile business, to some reliable party. Full particulars next week. —The expense for the support of the poor in this town for the month of Febru- ary was 983.63, which is $136.11 less than for the corresponding month last year. Thi* is indeed a favorable showing. •• —The Ladies'Association of theM. E. Church, meet at the residence of A. W. Gnibord this Friday afternoon and even- ing. A full attendance is desired, as it then annual meeting, and there is sary business to be transacted. —When the express train from the south was about two miles south of Plattsburgh . yesterday morning the iron horse gave out and refused to go. Another was ordered from Plattsburgh by special messenger. No harm done, except a delay of half hour. —Last Friday, Geo. Conn's ioe boat \Growler and John Duval's \Comet had a race from Plattsburgh to Burlington and return. Conn made the round trip in three hours and fifteen minutes, includ- ing a Stop at Port Kent, while Duval not far behind. '—The iron-clad butter tub has beconv very popular throughout this county, anc is considered by butter makers to be th< best butter package in the market. F. Sheldon, at West Chazy, is the authori; agent in that town. Also the trade will b supplied by the manufacturer, I. L. Rod atMopers. —-A crayon portrait is on exhibition the show window of A. M. Warren's boo] store, the work of Miss Helen Bixby, daugh- ter of Dr. G. F. Bixby, and is attracting much attention. It is a fine specimen freehand drawing. Miss B|xby has been taking a course of instruction in Boston, Mass. —Some three weeks since a man name LePierre, who lived at Point au Rochi left the residence of hie son, John K( of Ingraham, to walk to Sciota. He wi last seen near Ellenburgh, and as he wi 68 years of age and partially deranged, is feared that he may have become lost s perished. Any information in regard him should be sent to John Keese, at I: graham. —Whitehall people are suffering from that picturesque disease known as chicken- pox. —Good Friday and the Hebrew festival of Purim will fall on the same day this year—March 23. —The Republicans of Franklin county carried 12 of the 17 towns on Supervisor, a gain of one. The majority for license in Malone was 409. —Bev. J. Quay, pastor of the Wesleyan churoh at West Chazy x has received a call from a congregation at Hague, Warren Co., and will probably acoept. —John Schwyn, of Nebraska, formerly of Pittsburgh, married last evening, Hattie A., a daughter of the late Henry W. Hoag, of Chazy, and they start for the West on Monday. —Mr. Clapp introduced a bill in the As- sembly on Thursday to authorize the State Board of Audit to hear the claims of Clin- ton county for money expended in the trial of convicts for murder. -The Albany Evening Journal says that Assemblyman Boynton, of Essex county, 'finds more flaws in the bills in the Assem- bly than all the other members put togeth- r. He even corrects the grammar.\ —Potsdam has two post-masters appoint- ed within a week. On the 28th ult., Elliot Fay was nominated and was confirmed the following Friday. Later Geo. B. 0. Smith was nominated and confirmed. Mr. Fay was not a candidate and Mr. Smith's peti- tion was the only one sent to Washington. -William Fletcher, senior member of the firm of W. & A. Fletcher, formerly Fletcher, Harrison & Co., North River Iron Works, of New York City, died last Fri- day. The firm was well known in this part of the country, it having furnished the engines for most of the lake steamers, the last one it furnished being that of the SENTENCED TO BE HANGED, FRI- DAY, APRIL 27, 1883. tobeOotteetorof Internal Revenu fifteenth district, in placet of Hon. Stevenson. The Senate omination on Saturday. —There will be time enough for most people to use up their stook of three-cent stamps before October 1, the date which i conference committee has fixed upon for the two cent postage bill to go into peration. —The only bridge bill passed by the forty-seventh Congress was that making it lawful for the LamoiUe Valley extension railroad company and the Ogdensburg Jk Lake Ofawaplain company to construct a bridge across lake Champlain. —Cigarette smoking has become so prevalent among Philadelphia school children that a treatise on the physical and mental disorders produced in children —Last Saturday morning while E. Gren- ganna, employed by the Ohateaugay Ore & Iron Company, at Bogersfield, was engaged with others in dumping a car of ore into the chute at the kilns, for the separator, the oar, which was a side dumper, fell back, not being properly supported, crushing the unfortunate man and killing him in- stantly. He Was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife to whom he had been married but a few months. His funeral was held on Sunday. —About this season of the year many people are asking what it is that determines the date ef Easter. The answer is that is the moon of March, which Tennyson calls \the roaring moon of daffodils.\ The old rule is that Easter shall fall on the Sun- day after the full moon which* come* after the vernal equinox. 'That brings Easter this year on the 25th of March. In 1818 it fell on the 23d of March, the earliest date possible. It will not fall on that date again in this or the following eentury. —We heartily agree with an exchange which suggests that it would be a good if the paymasters throughout the would spend, say one-tenth of the tax each year, in setting out shade trees along the sides of all public thorough- fares. In ten years this would shade our drives from the blazing heat of summer, and in addition, the force of high and de- structive winds would be broken and the trees would have a tendency to make the rainfall more steady and reliable. The subject is well worthy the consideration of the paymasters of this county. The circumstances of the murder of Jetsey A. Wells, of Essex, Essex county, is far as publicly known are yet fresh in ae minds of our readers. Mrs. Wells was a highly esteemed widow lady residing in Essex, where she owned a small farm. By her prudence and indus- she had supported her family of four tughters, and accumulated some property her husband's death. Last spring a suspicious character, a man named DeBosnys, put in an appearance in :, coming as he claims from Philadel- phia. Comparatively nothing is yetposi- ively known of his subsequent history. >n the 8th day of last June he was married the widow Wells, after only about a month's acquaintance. It is now supposed that he married her Bolely to get possession her property. It was reported that they ltd not live pleasantly together, and it is believed that their frequent quarrels grew out of her*refnsal to give him control of ber property. On Tuesday, the first day of August last, TB. Wells was foully murdered, and all he circumstances pointed directly to De- Josnys as the perpetrator of the crime. A farmer named Alexander Talbot, re- ading near Whallon's Bay, on the, road from Essex to Westport, was the first to discover the crime. He saw DeBosnys skulking in the woods, and afterwards drive by alone, and his suspicion was so strongly roused that he made a search, accompanied >y William Blinn, and soon found the body a short distance from the road, covered with leaves. On her head were two pistol wounds, and her throat was out in a fright- ful manner. DeBosnys' course after the murder so calculated to fasten the guilt upon him. e fled west three miles to Whallonsburg, thence north to Bouquet, five miles, and thence east to Essex, going about twelve miles, while the direct road was about six. In DeBosnys' wagon were found two re- volvers, one of them with two 'chambers discharged, and the size of the bullets cor- responding with those found in the body, DeBosnys was arrested, and on the ver- dict by the coroner's jury of willful mur- der, was held for trial, and has since been by tobacco has been pasted inside the every text-book, and a vigorous against the evil is to be under- —An eight-year-old girl was attacked on her father's door steps in Whitehall, last week, by a bulldog. The child was thrown down, bitten on her forehead and five of her teeth broken out. The beast was killed, but that will not efface the marks of the encounter which she may carry all her life. —Mr. Leroy Persons died after <snly three days illness, from inflammation of the brain at his home, in Long Lake, N. Y., on the 19th ult. Deceased had been for some time in the employ of Messrs. Finch, Pruyn & Co., and also mail carrier from Long Lake through Newcomb to Minerva. A wife and son survive him. —The winter term of the Albany Law School closed last Friday. The spring term opened on Tuesday last.. The Smith De- bating Club, connected with the School, elected officers for the ensuing year, includ- ing the following from this vicinity: Vice- President, Nathan T. Hewitt, of Keeseville; Prosecuting Attorney, James J. Mead, Glens Falls; Consuls, Thomas W. Mo- Arthur, Putnam; Matt 0. Ransom, Mooers. -March thus far maintains its reputa- tion as a breezy month. Tuesday was one of the most blustering days of the season, and those who were compelled to cross the lake experienced great difficulty in main- taining their bearings or keeping their sleighs right side up. A blinding snow storm prevailed in portions of Essex and Clinton counties, and the D. & \EL. railroad was forced to send a locomotive and the big snow-plow ahead of trains to clear the track. —Among the bills which were unex- pectedly passed by Congress late Saturday night was one authorizing the Post Office Department to issue \postal notes\ repre- senting sums less than five dollars. Thesi are small certificates, payable to bearer, y which postmasters will fill in, charging thu applicant three cents for each. No advices, of course, need be sent to the paying office. This law will be of great advantage to the poorer classes. Reductions are also made in the charges for money orders which are authorized to bo issued for sums of less than $100 at rates graded from 8 cents for a $10 order up to 45 cents for one of $100. PERSONAL. —Mr. Ben}. G. Haynes, of Rutland, was in town over the Sabbath. —Pea. John Hunter, of Schnyler Falls, is moving into town. He will occupy the Beckwith house on Court street —Mr. diaries W. Bruce returned this week, to his home in Saranac, from River- side, Colorado, where he spent the last year. —Bev. M. B. Mead, the former well, known Methodist Presiding Elder of th Plattsburgh District, has removed to Kan a. —George M. Lobdell, who has just com- pleted a course at the Troy Business Col- lege, returned to Pittsburgh last Saturday, and again greets his friends at Lobdell' grocery store. He speaks very highly oi the educational advantages of the Busi nessCoil|ge. —The /maay friends of Prof. John E. Myer K fonn#r superintendent of our pub lic schools, were gUid to greet him again on his brief return to our village las Wednesday. The pupils and citizens r member with emotions of gratitude hie faithful and efficient labors in this com- munity. It is worth while to be remei bered for good work successfully accom- plished. ^ Centennial Workers. The Centennial Workers will hold a) 'Authors' Carnival\ in Palmer's Hall, o the evenings of the 3rd and 4th of April. As they intend having fancy articles sell, any contributions in this line will gratefully received, on or before Tuesda; April 3rd. Such articles may be left C. E. M. Edwards', Broad St., A. Thomas, McComb St., or at the hall, on Tuesda The proceeds of this entertainment will 1 for the \Home for the Friendless.\ BY OBDEE OF COM. Citizens* Hose and Hook and Ladd Company. A meeting of the Citizens' company wi held last Wednesday evening, at which t: following officers were elected: John P. Brenan, Foreman. A. F. Jadd, 1st Assistant of Hose. Ross W. Nichols, 2d Assistant of Hose. W. H. Smith, 1st Assistant of Hooks. B. P. Drown, 2d Assistant of Hooks. J. E. McGregor, Secretary. J. B. Hagerty, Treasurer. Annual lfleetin_ ndl«i The annual meeting of the \Association of the Home for the Friendless of North em New York,\ will be held March 13th at the Home on Broad Street, at 3 p. M. | All ladies who are* cash contributors, entitled to vote for the election of officei for the ensuing year at that time. By order of the Board, MBS. M. P. MTEBS, Secretary. HETfliALOFDEBOSNYS. lONVIOTED OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE. Sidney W. Reynolds, Willsborough. At 1£ p. M., the jury were sworn, and the iurt adjourned to 2£ p. M. ATTEBNOON 8E88ION. On re-asBembling of the court, the Judge mounced that the jury not impaneled vere discharged, and in view of the fierce mow and wind storm that was prevailing, the clerk would pay them for the following lay and they could return home when they pleased. At the regular term Dec. 1% Judge Lan- don presiding, the grand jury indioted De- Bosnys for murder, and on application of the prisoner, the case waf put pjet-tb an adjourned session to be held'on the first Tuesday in March, and the court drew a special jury of fifty to try the case. In accordancewifehr$be above the court opened'tOSIizabethfown, on Tuesday this week. District-Attorney Kellogg, of Elizabeth- ;own, who by virtue of bis office, is the proseouting attorney for the people, was as- sisted by M. D. Grover, Esq., of Port Henry. Ex-Distriot-Attorney A. K. Dud- ley, of Elizabethtown, was appointed coun- sel for- the prisoner, and was assisted by Royal Corbin, Esq., of Pittsburgh. The Trinl. At 10:46 o'clook Tuesday morning th< oourt opened at Elisabethtown, Judge Lan- don presiding. The County Clerk, Mr. John 8. Roberts, was at his desk. Ex- Sheriff Talbot was appointed crier. The new Sheriff, Capt. R. L. Jenkins, and Un- der Sheriff G. W. Jenkins, had every ar- rangement perfect. The counsel for both sides responded to' the Judge that they were ready for trial. THE PBI8ONER. Officers Durand, of Elizabethtown, and Reynolds, of Lewis, brought in the pris- oner, Henry DeLetnaok DeBosnys, and more repulsive being we have never sees arraigned.* Small, weak, sickly, trembling, supported as he walked by the two officers, complexion sallow, countenance dejeoted, despondent, and whole demeanor cringing and cowardly. Seated with head drooped and eyes downcast, from his mouth issued a stream of saliva, the effects of mercurj administered during his sickness of thi past few weeks. We will not presume 1 analyze his motives or say how much < his helplessness and apparent almost di mented aondition was feigned. Suffice ti say that after a few moments Ex-Sherii Talbot came to him and sail, \Come straighten up! Wipe off your chin I Loo! people in the face! You have got lots o friends here! Don't be afraid!\ The ef- fect was wonderful. The prisoner did as directed, took his seat with his counsel kept a clean white handkerchief to hi* mouth, and from that moment forward watched the proceedings with a keen pene- trating eye that showed a clear and active mind. He is clearly a man of some tellect, education, and mental culture. THE JUKI- On the first call, 22 jurymen resppnde* to their names, and ^u the second 30. Onl; 16 were examined before the requisite 12 were found who were acceptable to the court. The counsel for the prisoner then exercised their right of peremptory chal lenge, aad the 27th juryman was examinee before the panel was pronounced satisfac tory to them. As oompleted, it was as fo lows: Joshua Sanders, Eeene. Wesley Ferrin, Jay. William Stafford, Willsboroogh. John F. Musaen, Chesterfield. Nathan Brooks, Sohroon. James Owejns, Minerva. O. B. Howard, Weitporfc. « Eli Smith, Jay. James West, Crown Point. Alexander Stovenson^estpart, Albert Breed, Crown Point. OPENING BY THE PBO8ECUTION. District Attorney Kellogg then laid his case before the court, and in stating what he expected to prove cited a chain of cir- zumstantial evidence that made the case nuch worse for the prisoner than the irtling facts already familiar to the pub- ic. He would show that on the morning July 31, DeBosnys and his wife, dressed their beBt clothes, started for Moriah to neet his, (DeBosnys') father, whom he epresented had just arrived from France, >ringing with him valuable property, in- cluding furniture, a fine span of horses, fee, all of which was untrue. Arriving at Fort Henry they remained all night at Sprague's Hotel. In the morning he re- presented to parties in Port Henry that they were on their way to Mineville, to visit a brother of bis wife, but said they Dust hurry back home to meet bis father who had just arrived there. They drove directly back toward Essex, passed Tal- bot's, as has heretofore been stated, into thewoeds, where he murdered his wife. He would show that in his flight after the inrder, turning off on the Whallonsburgh road he met Mrs. Bruce and represented that he had met his father at Port Henry, and bought a house there, where he had left his wife. Going to Bouquet, he met the sister of his wife, and others, and told them the same story. In the meantime, Messrs. Talbot and Blinn had discovered the murder and going in haste to Essex arrived there before the prisoner, and made public the facts. Soon after, DeBosnys arrived, ignorant of the fact that his crime had been discovered, called at the post- office for his wife's letters, and, repre- sented that she was at Port Henry. Peo- ple came in and asked \Where did you say your wife is? To this he repeated, \She is at Port Henry.\ He was then arrested. On his person were found his wife's pocket-book, rings, handkerchiefs, and a pistol with two barrels discharged. Should prove also that there was blood on rings, pocket-book, Ac. ALLEN TALBOT 8WOBN. He knew Mrs. Wells and DeBosnys. Lived two and a half or three, mile* wrath of their residence, on the lake shore; knew Mrs. W. when a girl. On the morning of July 31, between 10 and 11 o'clook, at work on Blinn's farm and saw the prisoner and wife drive by, going south. She wore a dark bonnet and black sacque, and he a black Buit and white shirt, and was in his shirt sleeves. The witness was shown a chart of the location of the mur- der and neighborhood, made we under- stand, by Mr. Steele, of Lewis, which he pronounced correct Looking north, it represents first the residence of Mr. Talbot, the witness, on the main «road leading to Westport. A short distance north of wit- ness' house, the old road as used in former years continues straight over a hill. This road is now abandoned, and the new road makes a detour of a few rods to the west, around the hill, striking the line of the old road on the opposite side of the hill. Beyond this is the premises of Mr. William Blinn, where the witness Talbot was at work on the 31st of July and 1st of August. On the latter day, at about half-past one o'clock, he had occasion to return to his home on horseback to get a horse-rake, and as he was riding through the woods on the new road his horse became frightened, and looking east the witness saw the pris- oner, DeBosnys, walking through the under- brush. When the prisoner saw Talbot ht crouched down and moved off in a differ- ent direction. Noticed a white cloth in his hand. Continuing toward his home witness met the horse of Mrs. Wells, hitch- ed to the wagon, witk headstall off and feeding along the road. Went to his house and immediately returned with rake, but saw no more of the man or the horse h the woods. Soon after reaching Blinn's h< saw DeBosnys coming from the direction of the woods on the road he had just traveled, driving the borae slowly. His suspicion was aroused and he hidinth< barn and watched prisoner as he drove by Noticed that he had on a colored, striped or checked shirt, instead of white. He had on his coat when he saw him in the woods. Witness and Blinn then hastened to the woods and. commenced a search. Foun< a by-road where a wagon track led up fron: the south, and returning went north [ Prisoner is supposed to have been on th* by-road when witness returned.] Founc where the horse had been fed hay by the side of the new road, near where witness saw him grazing. Searching across th< woods a few rods to the old road, founc where there had apparently been struggle, and drops of fresh blood on tin leaves, and close by a little hollow in thi ground as if scooped out, and in it a pool blood, as if scraped in. Also near b; pieces of crackers, where they seemed have taken a lunch, also a trail leadinj away from the road east, where Bomething seemed to have been dragged. Following trail some 70 feet to a secluded place th< trail ended, and there, covered with leav< and brush they found the body of the mur dered woman. Did not remove the covering, but hastened to give the alarm. Witness was closely cross-examined b; the counsel for the prisoner, Messrs. Dud ley and Corbin, as to his testimony befor the coroner's jury and the Grand Jury: also as regards time, distances, location, &c. WILLIAM BLINN SWOBN. We know the prisoner and wife. On torning of July 31 passed them on the ad and Mrs. Wells bowed to him. De- losnys had on a white shirt, collar, cuffs, :c. Saw them drive on into the woods to- rards Westport. Was in-the field and saw prisoner return text day. He then had on a colored, strip- d or checked shirt, not the one of the day evious. Talbot was in the barn watch- ag at same time. Went with him to the roods and found the body. Closely cross-examined by defendant's counsel. MB8. TALBOT 8W0BN. She knew prisoner and wife, saw them drive by on the morning of the 31st of uly and return on the 1st of August. On their return, they drove by her house about noon, going north into the woods. risoner then had on his white shirt. Cross-examined relative to color of shirt. [new shirt was white, or a very light color. ere the District Attorney produced a itriped shirt (supposed to be the one worn >y prisoner after the murder) and holding up inquired, \when they went north on the 1st of August, did he have on a shirt like that?\ Answer, \No sir.\ It was ibout 2 o'clock in the afternoon when her rasband called at the house. EDJCT7ND J. FLOID SWOBN. Lives about a mile south of Talbot. Saw >risoner and wife going and returning. Corroborated the other witnesses in regard dress, Ac. WILLIAM XOBTHBUP SWOBN. Keeps a stable at Port Henry. Prisoner's horse was there on the night of July 31. In the morning went off without paying his bill. Represented that ke had got the money from his wife and left it with the hotel clerk, but he did net. Professed to e in great haste to get home, where he said his father was, and had brought hi] very fine team from Cohoes. BEBEOCA WXLLS 8W0BN. Rebecca Wells, daughter of the murder- ed woman, 18 years of age, saw the pmon for the first time on the 8th of June, the day he married her mother. Was living at Mr. Beard's, and was invited home by mother. Remained till Sunday, and then went to live at Mr. Brace's. Lived there till the Thursday before her mother killed. Heard prisoner on Sunday after the marriage questioning mother about ti- le to the farm. Aske tl if deed was in he own name or that of her late husband. An- swered that it was in her own name. Hi thought the daughter had possession of th< deed, and subsequently called at Bruce 1 while the girl wa» alone. He came upon her suddenly at the corner of the house. Said her mother sent for the Seed and want- ed to see it. She replied that she had look- ed it all over, and there was not any on it! He asked if she was alone. She was alarmed for her safety, and said, \No the men are in the field and she would call them.\ He then departed. Prisoner tried to find out about her mother's money. The girl was shown pocket-book, rings, handkerchiefs, and other articles found the prisoner, which she identified as be- longing to her mother. In the pocket-boo as a note mode to Mrs. Wells in 1879. After a lengthy cross-examination by de- fence, the court adjourned to 9 o'cloc Wednesday morning. SBCOJTD PAT. Court opened at 1Q£ A. X. Prisoner ap- peared much improved, having gained courage from previous day'B proceedings. BOBBBT BBUCB SWOBH. Resides at Whallonsburgh. On 1st of August, between three and four o'cloeitin the afternoon, prisoner called at his hous and remained half an hour. Asked him his \big father\ had come. Answerec that his father was in Port Henry, anc wife was there cleaning house, and that h was going after her daughter Rebecca (then at work at Jasaes Ross',) to go Port Henry and take core of the old ma who was 80 years old. Rebecca had pt viously worked for Bruce. Prisoner she ed Bruce and wife a letter, purporting have come from his father when in Pen sylvania. Saw prisoner go north to ware JOHN B. MATHBB SWOBN. Lives at Wballonsburgh., Was at Mi Bruce's Aug. 1, between 3 and 4 o'clock the afternoon, and picked up a $10 green- back, in the yard near where DeBosnyi was said to have stood and taken out a lei ter.a short time before bis arrival. Ideni fied a bill exhibited in court by the Distri< Attorney, as in his opinion the same bi! BLBBIDGE LAWBENCE SWOBN. Lives in Essex. Identified the $ 10 bi as in his opinion the one he paid Mi Wells, in July, a week or two before 8h< was murdered. Paid a $5 bill at the sami time in the presence of DeBosnys, and two of Mrs. Wells' daughters, Eliza am Phcebe. JAMES TOWNSEND SWOBN. Resides in Essex. Saw prisoner at post office between 4 and 5 o'clock P. M., Aug. 1, and spoke with him. Met him at abou six at the hotel. Asked him where hi wife was. Replied, \at Sprague's Hotel Port Henry.\ This was after his arrest Mr. Hoskins commenced writing a tele- gram for Port Henry, when prisoner inter- rupted, and said his wife might be at hei brother's at Mineville. Identified the striped shirt in court as the one the pris oner then had on. OHABLES E. HOSKIHS SWOBN. Resides at Essex. On afternoon of da: of murder, saw prisoner drive into villag< from direction of Whallonsburgh, and ei ter the postoffice. Was present when h< was arrested. He and another man he] prisoner while hia brother and John Town- send searched him. Identified the pocki book, pistols and other articles in court as those-taken from him or from his wagon at that time. WESLEY HO8KINS 8W0BN. Is ftssistant in post office at Essex. helped search prisoner when arrested and )ok into his care the articles found on hk ;rson and in wagon, delivering them sub- quently to Chamberlain, th^ constable. FRED BAKER SWORN. Was jailor and under-Sheriff when prisoa- was brought to Elizabethtown. Identt- ied the striped shirt in court as the one irisoner had on when he arrived at jail, k ew days after had it washed, and then de- ivered it to District Attorney. J. W. CHAMBEBLAIN^BWOBN. Was constable at Essex. The morning tfter the arrest received front Hoskins the articles found with prisoner, and with Dr. Atkins made an inventory. [The list in- luded three pistols, two pocket books; fivw Ings, pair of ladies 1 gloves, a thimble, but- one, two pails, five bottles, some money tnd many other things. They found blood - the knife. A small ring was inside of a ge one, and they found blood between sm. Took prisoner to Elizabethtowa oe night of the arrest. DB. ATKINS SWORN Resides at Essex. Made the examinataoa. of the body where found in the woods and after removal to late residence of deceased. Was assisted by Dr. Eaton, now of Crow* ?oint, and Dr. Hale, of Elizabethtowm. Described minutely the nature of she wounds. The pistol wounds were not off a fatal character. The wound in the neck with knife was lecessarily fatal, as it severed neat pipe, and incised the rig] vein. Think the pistol shot on top of \fc _ rendered her temporarily insensible, dur- ing which time he cut her throat witk. sharp pointed pocket knife. Examine* prisoner's knife and Baw blood on blade and handle. Court took a recess till 2 p. M. DB. HALE 8WOBK. Corroborated testimony of Dr. Atkins. Has attended prisoner in jail. ELIZA WEIX8 SWOBX. Is a daughter of the murdered woman. Was at home the morning they started for Port Henry. Prisoner wanted her to get the horse. Would not till he would tell where they were going. Said father had arrived at Port Henry Saturday, with for- niture, piano, horse, Ac. They were going to meet him. There was a nice brick house there that he hoped to get his father U buy. Might leave mother there to oleaV the house. Took various articles along to work with. Mother told her privately that she hated to go down there, but she would go and see what he had got Had on all of her rings when she left. Had money in her pocket book paid by Albert Lawrence few days before. JOHN SEED SWOBN. Was brother of the murdered womaa and lived near Mineville. Prisoner an4 wife visited him from July 22 to 24th. Here the prosecution rested their case, having apparently proved with most re- markable exactness all the District Attorney had promised at the beginning. But two new witnesses were colled, by the defendant. Fred Barber, the Under Sheriff, was cross-examined, and testified that prisoner, had two fits soon after being confined in jail, and Dr. Dailey, of Eliza- bethtown was called. SB. BAILEY SWOBN. He diagnosed the fits as epilepsy, and thought they might have been partially produced by the use of alcohol, though he saw no evidence of intoxication. DK BO8NY8 SWOBN. It was with difficulty that,.he could be heard or understood. The gist of his tes- timony was that they got the five bottles of liquor, one of wine and four of whiskey, ou a debt at Westport, when going to Port Henry, and that he drank freely of it, and ou their return was so drunk when in the woods that he did not know what had transpired. Witnesses HoBkins, Bruce and others were recalled by counsel for people to show that he was perfectly sober on the road to Essex, and on his arrival there. This closed the testimony. SUMMING vr. We regret a wont of time and space for the able plea of Mr. Corbin for the pris- oner, and of Mr. Grover for the people. Mr. Corbin freely admitted that DeBeeny* was the murderer of his wife, but hekb&at it was done rashly, in a moment of excite- ment, was unpremeditated, and without deliberation, and was therefore murder ia the second degree, whieh is not punishable with death. He had but little to hang tbte theory upon, but made* the best of that, his strongest point being the apparent absence of any inducement to premeditate murder, as the act left him houseless and homeless, with no legal right to any of the property . of the deceased. The appeal Mr. Grover was irresisti- ble, and as he reviewed the evidence, showing the heinousness of the crime, pouring out his invectives upon the pris- oner, applause from the excited audience oould hardly be suppressed. The theory of the prosecution in regard to the missing articles was that the white 4S^.<probably stained with blood, the bonnet and the veil, were saturated with the liquor and burned. THE OHABGE. The charge from Judge London was brier and very impartial. THE VERDICT. The jury were sent out at one tqinute past 6 p. jt, and refe^ed ot ten minutes post six, having been absent only nine minutes, bringing in the verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. THE SENTENOE. The prisoner had no reasons to give why judgment should not be passed upon him, and assented to having the sentence pro- nounced at once. After a few moments of consultation, as to time of execution, the Judge arose. In answer to the usual ques- tions, the prisoner stated that he was 46 years old, was born in Balim, Portugal, was a painter by trade, a Catholic in relig- ion, had no intemperate habits, and -never drank till he came here. After an impressive appeal to prepare for death, the Judge sentenced him to be hung on Friday, April 27th, 1883, between the hours of 10 A. M. and 2 p. M. The prisoner acted as though he felt that the sentence was just, aud at the conclusion wept bitterly. We cannot close without saying that tho superior manner in which District Attorney Kellogg has prepared and conducted this case reflects great credit upon him, as a systematic, pains-taking, and sagacious law- yer and public officer.

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