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J0ttrital R. H. BLODdSTT, Pubiiidimr. • TEBMS,~^1,00 F£R ANNUMIN IN ADVANCE VOLUME L EAST HADDAM, SATpiipAY/OCTOBER 22, 1859. ISO. 29. (Sast S. K. BLOSeiR, TMUkm. The JocMAL is imblidied t r e r j Sftturdny •Boraing at East Haddun^ Conn., aa4 will bci left at the residence of Mibscribeis in both UH>er and Lower Undings at >1 a5 per y w in adVance, or 41 M at the expiration of the year. Snbsciibers vhotecare their paper at the oSoe or b j inail,$l .per year inadvance, or $1 25 at the endol the year RATES OF ADVERTI8INO. ; One square, one weeic ..fl 60' •Each subseqaeat insertion. ^...-.-.- iH ^ One square % months . ^ t 00 'One sqnare 8 months 4 00 One square 6 montha 6 00 One square one year 8 00 A Uberal deduction wiU be made to those 'who advertise by the year. BOOK AND JOB PRIKTIirOinaUlts braneh- <ea, executed with neatness and di^tcli, on rea- • eonaUe terms. Bp6k,Joh and Cijid Fzin^ OF EVERT D^SDLBIPTION £seeuted «rith neatness, and o^ reasonable terms, at diis office. C. S . G L A D W I N , Constable and Collectot. Office with J. T. Cluk«, K^-. East Haddam, Conn. TIK> gipntl^en /sat. sipping their wine ailer dinner and talking in the leisnrly diseonnected way together with their attitudes, ^ w e d that both were taking mental as w^l as bn^Iy rest after the labors of the day. ^They were repre-sentatives/ of two of the, learned pr^es-sions, eadi a man of mark in ^is callipg, the one iall, strongly bai][t,i wil^ a mas-sive hca^yid a thonght^ and bc^vo-lentasp^ ^the other i n ^ Smtdl^ wi-ly, agite^^thkeen, msrlM featoijes-ra man.evidentily pn^und as;well as astute and, ^ u g h not handsome, one calcula-ted to a r a t attentiao wh^yer enomn-tned>: The first m a distin^ish^ physician, the other an equally distangnished law-yer. the pliysicWs investigation «md testimony, as an expert^ had been pro-cured, in a c ^ , . just d o i ^ in which hu legal friend was the prosecuting atu>rney. The labors ef bo^ had ^ en :^UOUB, ^ and neither was ftverK to tira rrat w d qnie-tu^ which the dose oft)ie trial m<ule possible to them. Th<^' wer^ and M long been, warm, personal fheuds, ^d were now d i ^ g i<^tfaer ^ the lawyer's rooms, and indulging in .the easy con-verse! broken by long ^nqes, ^ i di their familiar friendlnm warranted. After discuwing the cas/e, whidi had N . O L M S T E D C H A P M A N , OfiaaM «Mch«r mt' East Wa^^am^ COOD. L—OMgtTeaitthawddfseetofpi^ihor at Usrooma «t tiM Oditoii BODM. io the satisfaction of the attcm^, who believed the prisoner innocent of the crime with whidi ho )|ras diarged, he said addressing-his fricttd : J . R. f G r e e n f i e ld HOUSE, SHIP AND SilGN PAINTER Papsr Wiagiay, Oiaiaiag, flladaf, te., AiaoHBAiem Paints, Oils, Glass, Yanddiei, Ac. Particular attention paid to Miziso PAIMTB. Gwtdxpeed't Lemding^ Ent HtMam. W. M . S M I T H , O S A L U ur n i y Goods, Gxoceriei, Frovliioni^ rionr, Jeed, Paints, Oil Crodcery Ware, FK V I T , COHFECTIOXKBT, AC. Goodepeed'e Landing, East Haddam, Conn. G. E . A W . H . G O O D S P E E D , WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALEBf IS Ctrocerieiyllry Goods, Provisions, nrar, LoaAw, PaHinatasg, Oiagilss,. TanishM, Pl^ar Goodspeed's Landing, April 16, 1859. J. ATTWOODi, DEALER or Seady-Made dothiiig, Boots and Onto VandiUar OMdi, Bats aaA Oqps, DKUGS, AKD MEDICIITES raXDIT XKDICIVU, m - NNIERT, SCHOOL BOOKS, kit. Goodspeed's Landing, Ck>nn. S A M U E L . C O O K, Hanu&cturer and Dealer in all kinds of <?ABIXrET :FXrRNr3F1TRE Xsokiag Olaasss, I M k m , I f r i ^ B^ds, MUti9H-CLOCKS, WOOD a n d w i u j o w w a k e A c. Goodspeed's Landing, Conn. H - T H O M P S O N, lumrrAcnntBR AXD MAua nr Saddles, Bxidles, WHIPS, TRUNKS, tut- Goodspeed's Lan^ng. B O L L E I S . S E X T O N & C O ., OOMMISSIOH NACHAHTS AMD SBAUCS IV IFanoj aad S t a ^ Diy Goods. jUso, a genend agsortment of T A I L O E S ' T R I M M I N G S, No. 20 Asylum Street, Hsrtford, Conn. B R O W N & G R O S S , R o o k s ^ n Mjad aitfjOamfni 918 Main Street, (oomer Asylum) Hartfoid, Conn CHARI.I» I^NTON, ip and Candle Mannfiietiirer, 44Mo(ganSt.,10rodBwestoftlie graatBridge, HARTFORD, CONN. O f * Cadi paid for Tallow. JUbes and Grase taken in ezdiange for 80^. T R l F l i B U I J . HOUSE, B Y D- A. R O O D , 48 State 8tnel» BIABKFORD, COnr. Importeraad Dealer in I p i ^ and Russia Mt Ropa, Certain lnlae.lWagB, Crash AOBnioKmaALB or iHt U d u CcttM tuMtm I i i j i « liMk. VO. 130 FBONT STREET MBIT TTOTIT i l W. GOOX, * 00. WHinnALB osAURsn" c a - o ^ N o . S 6 W a b b d i S t s n r NEW TOBK. "If you are disposed to listen, I will fell yoa a stoiy, aii inddcnt of iny iftrofession, as it really ooencred,- and is ^uite in point' ^Bravo 1" cried the doctor, ropsing up ftom a^ half doze at tfaiti pv^sition "Fash that decanfet a little nmrer—^here, that will do^-this is capital sherry Can yon get me some of the same? Ah ! now give me a dgar, and I'm ready,' 'Ton have not forgotton, I gan the lawyer," the case of J who, in the year, 185—wm tried for mmtler on circnmstancial evidence of the very strongest character, and acquitted ? No 1 You doctors never take much in-terest in such matters, I know^ unless you have a hand in them, and fat fees for medical examinations and teistimony. Well, the case was this : "A man named Murphy, a boarder in a house in G street, was found dead in his room one morning, Ttere were several wounds upon his i^rson, somie of which he might have iidScted iipon him-self. But there were two, ktleast^ w^ch it was impossible could have been'made by a weapon hdld in his own band, as tiieir situation' a&d directkw miide evi-dent. "AtBrst it h ^ i i ^ snpj had committed suicide^ as. j of intemperate habits^ addicted to gam-ing and low company^ and had of late been much depressed in consequence uf losing'his busiileiss sHnafion, tod by a long run of ill-lilck;. ' '^ewasa m6toBe,,,i^(Bn had no ^iends among his ^ow^boarders, who were all of a class «uperior in mor^ a]s, if Hotin po^cn, to tiinlselt Still, h e b ^ never 9uatf<eUed'^ uiy oiite in the hovse up tP/the time (^ b|sdeai[^ aer did it at -firat . Mfipemt, «• . to as its in-mat^ i«^_po|icerne^.dMt .he had .given aiiy^rbvo6atbn ifof tlte diinte;. "Nevertheless, ib the courtfd of the in-vestsgUio* by ^ coroaef, ft wi^«lici-ted that Mttiphy had, oh one Or two occar sione^ when comndiiiAUy intoxicated, ad-dress^ iyrovokiiigrtitad iniiidtiif^femarks to a fellow-boudtir: hSDied Newton, who occupied tbi^ ' ibom adjoining his. And Newton had l ^ n beard to compTain that Murphy lumoyra hiin idmost' beyond en-dursmce by npise' hO made on coming in iate-of-nij^bes,-tfaat he-fan^'tlmafeiied to leave tfaeiwuse if Mncphy^^fv allowed to continue, , and. tiiuKt, :ffiiding his com" plaints to thetlandiovd, wluy was a relative of tiie deceased, produced no effect, he would himself f ^ a vra^ of quieting ef- ^ tiiathe Iw was a man fectually h s digagree^^ jwigfabw. "Now all this amou^^toaothing than the Impatient ebullitions of a ner-vous exdtaUamaa wboiiad been subjec-ted to a loi^^^soilt^^of lAiS'q^ce from a drunken fellowlnmate. But it served td j^intoaic^i^vidual whose velatioiis withHie'de. #fflao had been unfriend^ beyond those of others with whom hS was associated in his own home. -'And when it WM furtih^T'didcover^ that Murphy, on his return home at a late hour on the night ^ the muiiler, ha^ OG^^ at Newton's dow and demanded iioiro,'for the purposje of proving light, arousing him fibk fals i3eep, jtnd ^ t j x i e t t y h i ^ words had Ibliowedob Newton refusing the requnrea accommo-dation, suspicion ht^ ^ e d ^rbly on this manL And this was chang^; to certainty when another boarder testii^ that dur-ing the qqjftrrel Newton had threatened Murphy's life, and had risen, from his bed, and by force thrust his pers^utor into his own room, ^hen he had b^n heard to fkll heavily upon the flow. Another boarder^ who occupied a .'^.xooagi^ beneath Mmp^Sj had heard a trampling over-head at a still later hour, but nono ot these 4bings, though no^yi^inving to fix suspidon upoii Newton, l ^ been treated at the thne ais other than natters of ordin-ary occurence. • : .jft "Newton's statement ^jas^ that Murphy was very drunk when he came home, that wlton pushed inio hint ;Own room he feli violently upOn tiie and that, leaving him there, he returned to his own room, retired again to rest^ and presently fell asleep. That at ther expiration of perhaps an hour, or it tni^t h'av^ been less, he had been again SM'ak^ned by a sound of struggling in l | ^ h y 's room and some smothered ej^ulation,; but supposing the man had tuused firom his stupor and was preparin^j^r bed, he had not headed the sounds, soon ceased when lU fell asleep again; "Inthtefaceofthi^ w«| the fact that the man was dead, with til^ evidence of a severe struggle. And ; it was argued ^at one so near as, Newtpn, and hearing these sounds, could not have failed to de-t j^ in them something .more than ttie aimless trampling of adnmkaid seeking his couch. The assaasiq, whoever he might be, had left no evidence of bis prea^ ence in the room. Nor. • w'as there any ap[)arent meams of exitJ' Suspicion fell heavier upon Newton, fie was arrested, and search <made in hismdni and among his effects. Nothing wis found there tending to criminate him, except several smears of blood on a dressing gowa whicli he acknowledged he bad hastily thrown on when he rose to pat Murphy from his door. But between his own door and Murphy's, under the matting of the pas-sage, blo<xl was also found, and a distinct spot nponthe vftry tiireshoM of his own room. "This was accounted for by Newton, who had slightly lacerated a finger up* on a nail in his struggle with the drunk-ard, and that before la}^!^ down he had wrapped an old pocket handkerchief abont it, which finding saturated with blood in the morning, he had thrust intA> the stove. The wound ipon his finger still appeared, but was so slight that bis story obtained no credence, particularly as p<^ular excitement alicady ran high. And when, during the. aftsmodn that fol-lowed his arrest, a pOniard was found in his desk at his office, whick precisely fit* ted the peculiar incised wounds upon Murphy's person, there were few persons who 'still had hardihood tuough to stein tl» current of popular opinion aad dMare their belief of his innocence. "To pass over all preliminuiy steps, in order that my story may not too Icoig, I win come to tiie time when an indict-ment had been found and Newton was arrainged fcM-trial for the murdior of his .ellcw-boiorder. Tl^=evidenoe, 5f course, was entirely circumstantial, but I felt as-sured that Newton was the guilty man, and was goii^ on without tlie slightest hesitation or doubt 3* the neccessary paration for the part I wad to take in t i ^ There had been-an atteiQ)>t to ind^ h ^ only for m^l^ught^er, but the provocation was so slight in ^in|tariEOu with thx crime, and the easy remedy of removal from ^ e annoyaiice so oblivious-ly in his power, that these considerations taken in conne^dh with the supposed fiftct of his havinjg atisen from his bed after an hour or more 01 reflection, and having proceeded' to his neigh-bor's rooin to conunit the deed iiipon an unguarded and uneus^cting man, rendei^ doubly defenceless by hisprjb^ able state or inebriation, determined the gnmd junr tb present a bill that, in ac-cusing him of murder, met the entire ap-proval of the public. I confess that the whole matter was so certain to my miud, that the tried assumed the light of a neo forinality only, and seemed hardly as a junsdiction for the penalties ofilfeielaw.''; • • 1 • . ^-But u|Kiin'the vexy e^e of the' tnsd a circumstance occurred, which, so far as 1 Was Miioeibed, altered the iehole aspect of Hffiuw. I was sitting alone in ray iroon^Su^gmy last preparations foi the morrow's trial, when a person was alln<m;.oed as desiring to see me cm ur-gent professional business. Though dmudi anirayed atthe iutiirruptipnv I,gave orders that he should be admitted^ and up a moment later, standing just withinthe circle of light shed by mv lamp, a tall, pall d man, whose eyes, full of the fires of suppressed excitement, were fixed upon my face. I was a little startled— be had come in so silently ; but I recov-ered myself, and bade him be seated. As be sat down, 1 added that I was very busy, and begged him to make his communica-tion as short as possible. "You are preparing for the Newton erase, I suppose V said my visitor, alter a very few preliminaries. I assented, and be went on to say: "It is about that veiy matter I have come ; and if yon can first assure me that my conmuiiication shall be beid as priv-eleged, by our our mutual relation c^ counsel and client, I shall perhaps be able to throw some light upon this mys-terious subject.' "Thinking tiiat be had sought me, as prosecutor, to add some new testimony, which would fix the guilt more strongly upon Newton, I assented. But judge ol my surprise, my utter bewildeiment, when he proceeded to assure me that hi was not only awaie of the complete inno-cence of Newton, but that he had himselt been present during the altercation be-tween Newton and Murphy, which pre-ceeded the death of the latter not mort-than an hour. In fact, that be was con-cealed in Murphy,s room, his purpose be-ing to regain from him a large sum WIU'CIJ he bad that evening lost to him at play. "As my story has already occupied more time than I intended, I will in a few words state all that that this man toW me. He bad spent the evening at a gam-ing establishment with Murphy, to whom he was well known, and the latter had won from him a large sum—all that be possessed in the world, with which be bad intended to sail on the morrow for California. Both lelt the saloon together, but separated on reaching the street My visitor, however, turned after a little, im-pelled by some motive for which be could not account, and followed Mui-pby. He did not then think of murdering or robbing him, but, almost maddened by his losses, cared little whither he went. "Murphy entered a bar room and dranlr freely, and bis victim waited outside, re-flecting bitterly that he no longer had the means to p'lrcliafe a dram or a night's lodging. While sfanding there he deter-mined to accost Mnrpliy and coax or compel him to return some of the n«oney. But when he saw him -come out intoxica-ted, he thought, by ofl'cr ng his services to assist him home, he could better ac-complish his purpose. Murphy was very glad to see him, and, c^livious of all that had passed between tiem, invited him to go home and spend the night with him. Here was the opportuni^ he desired. He could doubtless get the money while Mur-phy slept, and dintrive to convincc him be had lost it on bis way home, or at any rate evade suspicion until the sailing of the steamer. It was an insane project, but the devil is very fond, apparently, of arranging, opportunities for those who desire to cominit crimes. "He went in with Mui^hy, and was present, as has been said, at his alterca-tion with Newton. When Murphy fell upon the floor he quietly threw himself upon the bed, and ai'ter waiting until he thought his victim ^as sound asleep, as well as all other persons whom the noist might have aroused, he arose, and giop ing his way across the room until he cami in contact with the bed of the drunkard commenced his search of his pockets H. had just laid his hand upon the wallet which contained the money, when Mur-phy awoke. Then c(»mmenced the strug-gle which Newtpn had beard. "The thought of murder first entered his mind as he held his struggling victim by the throat Murphy was a strong man. The danger was iminent In an-other moment his cries would arouse all in the house. Perhaps even then the ear of suspicion had beard his smothered ap-peal ft^ help. There was a sharp pnig-nard in his belt He seized it, and in a moment it struck deep into his victim's side, anG4;her straggle ensued, another and another, each f ainter as blow follow-ed blow, till finally the murdered man fell back in the stillness of death. All this time the murderer's hand had been upon his throat, a ^ no distinct cry had escaped his lips. "An hour after, the murderer, havini^ noislessly let himself out, was at his ho-tel Here he changed his clothing, burned his linen, carefully removed Sie blood stains from his outer garmenis, and then actually lay down and slept peacefully till near noon. In fact as he told me, he bad barely time.to make his arrangements, land arriiire at the steams before the hour for departure. "But tb s was his last peacetul sleep The stings of conscience had been moi ^ than he could bear. He had never reac!i-ed California ; but after lying ill a long time on the Isthmus, had t^een in a week ly paper the account of the arrest and in-dictment of Newti;ii for the crime he bao himself committed, and had determine^! to return, and if possible to save him. "Of coarse we had a long consultation I did not let my new client lea'-e me ; but after he was safe for the night, 1 Sii > and .pondered the malter, for I found my-self in a most trying position. "Next day I appeared in cour^, and ( afterward knew to my coat that 1 aston-ished and surprised the andiencf, and ali Concerned, by the wildness of my opening speech. No one can imagine with tren.* bling solicitude I watched the course o; I he triaL 1 bad contrived all in my pow-er to give it a favorable turn, and I waf; more than pleased to see that some evi-dence was elicited on the part of the de-fense which went clearly to invalidate t^e charge "After a trial of four days—days of iir-tense anxiety to me, to the murderer, whose pallid face and burning eyes hauv-ted me continually as he sat in court, to the accused and to his friends—the case went to tlie jurj'. Twenty-four hour? were passed before their verdict was ren-dered, and I know that the words "not gniltj^ were not more welcome to poor Xewton than to myself. He was acquit-ted and disciiarged. The nine days' won-der passed, but even now the profession often talk of the manner I managed the prosecution, and pronounce that my len-iency alone saved Newton, and deieated the ends of justice. Doubtless the first is true. But the ends of justice were de-feat* d by the compulsory secret 1 have borne with me ever since—my knowledge of the tnie murderer." "And what became of him ?" questioned the doctor, breaking silence for the first time since the commencement of the tale. "Ob, he went to California alter all was over, and 1 heai he has since risen tocon-sidera'ble eminence in his adopted State. He is noted for his morality and public spirit, and is locked upon as a thoroughly good man. He was one of the cel^a-ted Vigilence Committee ( f 1866, and is a foe to all gamblers, and drunkards, «nd evildoers, of whatever name or stamp. But I would not bear his coascience about the world with me for all the wealth of Caliifornia's mines I" BACKBmxG.—Never say of (me who is absent what you would be afraid or ashamed to say if he was present. ''He of whom you delight to speak evil," says a wise moralist, "may hear of it and be-come your enemy, or if he do not, yon will have to reproach yourself with the meaness of attacking one who had no op-portunity of defending himself. Nev-er isten to those who deal in scandal: he who slanders one to you, will slander yon to another." "Tale hearers i.iake tale )earers ; and hence, Dr, fsonth said, "the tale bearer and tale hearer should be hanged together ; the one by the tongue, and the other by the ear." Hear what seme crusty old bachelor says of the ladies. What shall be done with him ? "Dip the atlantic dry with a teaspoon, twist your heel into the t« e of your boot ; make pt stmaslers perfoim their promises, and subscribers pay the printer ; send up fishing hooks- with ba-loons, and fish for stars ; get astride of a gossamer, and chase a com«>t w^en the rain is coming down like the cartaract of Niagara ; remember where you left your umbrella ; choke a mnsketo with a brick-bat ; in short, prove all things hitherto considered impossible, but never attempt to coax a woman to say she will, when she has made up her mind to say she won't," "Why don't you put on a cleaT» shirt ?" said a swell the other night to a compan-ion, "then the girls will smile on you as they do on me." "Eveiy body can't af-ford to wear a clean shirt eveiy day as you can," was the reply. "Why not V asked white collar. "Because," said sofled collar, '•eveiybod/s mother isn't a washerwoman." "Wife, wife, what has bi^me of the grapes f "1 suppose, my dear, the hens have picked them off," was her moderate reply. "Hens—^hens—some two-legged hens, I guess," said her husband, w.th some impetuosity : to which she cahnly replied, "My dsar did you ever see any other ?" ' _ _ ' This page is finished.
|Title||East Haddam journal, 1859-10-22|
|Subject||East Hadam (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no.1 (Apr. 9, 1859) -v. 3, no. 24 (Sept. 28, 1861)|
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R. H. BLODdSTT, Pubiiidimr.
TEBMS,~^1,00 F£R ANNUMIN IN ADVANCE
VOLUME L EAST HADDAM, SATpiipAY/OCTOBER 22, 1859. ISO. 29.
S. K. BLOSeiR, TMUkm.
The JocMAL is imblidied t r e r j Sftturdny
•Boraing at East Haddun^ Conn., aa4 will bci left
at the residence of Mibscribeis in both UH>er and
Lower Undings at >1 a5 per y w in adVance, or
41 M at the expiration of the year. Snbsciibers
vhotecare their paper at the oSoe or b j inail,$l
.per year inadvance, or $1 25 at the endol the
RATES OF ADVERTI8INO. ;
One square, one weeic ..fl 60'
•Each subseqaeat insertion. ^...-.-.- iH
^ One square % months . ^ t 00
'One sqnare 8 months 4 00
One square 6 montha 6 00
One square one year 8 00
A Uberal deduction wiU be made to those
'who advertise by the year.
BOOK AND JOB PRIKTIirOinaUlts braneh-
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