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Democratic Standard (Newspaper) - July 18, 1855, Janesville, WisconsinNard the democratic stand Ard is. i rank wednesday opposite the american hotel main Street Janesville Rock co. Wis extra of thursday in Lvi trial of Mayberry Wren and his trial of David f. Maye bks for the murder of Ahdrew Algee of Jefferson coun this state has ended. The evidence in the. Case was closed on yesterday afternoon and after tie arguments of counsel Anc charge of the court the jury retired to thei room about 0 o clock when after an absence of some fifteen minutes they returned into co aft with a verdict of guilty1 during the whole of this in truth from the Day of the discovery of the body o the murdered Man up to the termination o the trial much excitement has prevailed in the Community. not of that kind in 1 Mill i the course that has been adopted will be throughout the co evidence of mob spirit which pre and will of an Sineff Ceable _ blot u of our fair Young City i tation will suffer in. Spite of the t when known it. The murdered Man was a raft was Well known to All who. Follow pation upon Rock he had b to them All for years and was and respected by them All. His resident Jefferson in Jefferson co. In this friends were aware of the Nunn murder and As they supposed the i of the punishment which our Laws i so foul a crime they assembled in to await the Issue of the trial do Gress no More than common exit perceptible. But last evening after diet of Tho jury was known the d and determined feeling to visit p upon the head of the prisoner sex Sale and to Day an organized band than three it inbred. Were who would not be satisfied save i blood of the murderer. The say Thi authority of others and Tipon our r Phis morning about s o clock signal Rcd in the City and there is no do Ody of Mea from a distance we from Early no influence Ion could have changed from thei he excitable and Tho impulsive o joined them and thus results have about to Day which were Andrca his hour 3 of yesterday. The body of Hayee hey after a Enfield by the neck for some 20 c Tes was lowered to the ground. I Aken to the court House and action held by several physicians t hat during his struggles with t la Berry received no bruises Prev eing suspended from the tree we ave resulted in his death. The c d. C. Beow1t, publisher and Tbs yearly ii Advance 31 50 if not paid in Advance 2 advertising rates ,8160 -3 months 4 00 6 months 6 00 1 year 10 00 Quad. Column Par year in in third 94 in half one i .50 00 b James Armstrong attorney and counsellor at Law Janesville wis. Office on main Street Over James b. Dimock s Buot Aud shoe store. Which exhibited itself in threats of violence against the prisoner for All seemed desirous that he should receive a fair and . sense of the Public was shocked at the enormity of the crime arid the cold blooded and heartless atrocity which characterised its commission. A feeling deeper than that of Ordinary excitement seemed to have taken Possession of the minds of the people and during the Progress of the trial the crowd with which the court House was constantly filled were quiet and respectful. But after the verdict of the jury was known Public indignation burst out and Evi Dent signs of an intent part of the people without the court House to take the administration of Justice in their own hands became apparent. Between eight Hundred and a thousand people were assembled Lii Side. When the officers appeared with the prisoner a rash was made for a noose was thrown by some one Over his neck but by a dexterous movement of his right hand it was cast off and caught by one of the officers when prisoner officers and crowd rushed upon the full run to the jail. The door of the jail was immediately closed a d the officers stationed themselves at it doctor w. Amer in or. Riker s building one door East of the City hotel. Or. A. Will Render assistance in All cases where his medical services May. Be required. S. lung affections treated on or. Hunter , of new York by inhaling medicated Vapours. Jan. 22, 1855. Rhe Empire Cash store. A. S. Shelton co. Jeal irs goods Staves hardware clothing boots and shoes hats and Caps groceries crockery carpets or. 0. P. Robinson lome empathic physician add surgeon office and residence one door East of Tho Stevens Henry Woodruff. Attorney and counsellor at Law and solicitor in office Comer of main and. Mil i Wau Locq ots., Jun Osville Ogilvie Barrows wholesale and retail dealers in foreign Janesville july 1855. It be e. His of the the ver exhibited it us French English and Erica chemicals paints oils and Dve stuffs painters and artists materials and colors. Wines and liquors for medicinal uses. Druggists Glass Ware surgical instruments dental instruments fancy articles perfumery Patent medicines Etc. Jas. H. Ogilvie. L. 1. Barrows. Eldredge Pease attorneys counsellors and solicitors will at tend to the prosecution and settlement of All c Aims. Bounty land arid other claims against the United states obtained by them promptly having tin agent in Washington to prosecute them in person also Gener Al land and loan agents Kota Riei office in the Empire Block Janesville this. B. . J. J. R. Pass. James Hutson were present of our City it was then a Votile ing in of the court in the afternoon. Court took a recess until 2 o clock. Aft Hmood session. Or. Ely presented an authority 7th car ring Tori and Paine 187, in support of the position in resisting the objection of my Loop to showing the declarations of the prisoner. Or. Loop resisting court thought the matter was one to be commented upon in summing up the cause to the jury to say Tow much weight should be attached to it. John m comb was recalled to the stand. Between 4 and 5 o clock i had my first conversation with Mayberta he arrived at my place Between and 3 o clock about o o clock i saw him m my Garden he had Feere him what Lack he had him of that was said thei with notes in Mailho got he Sai his Wallet i asked Hin handful of papers in his hard he said he a a he was going to Burn them i asked him where he got them he said of a Lumberman he then took from his pocket a sock and Shook it saying see i did not know what was in it witness identified the sock presented to him. As the one prisoner showed him he wanted me to go Down to the River and see his Hor and see what speeches were made by messes. , Ely enclosed in a placed in a Black and others against but with Little apparent effect. From o clock until 11 last night demonstrations were made of an intent to break the jail and bring out the prisoner but no serious attempt was made. This morning at 8 o clock the prisoner was brought from jail to the court House a distance of about ten rods for the purpose of receiving his sentence. A larger concourse of people was assembled inside and out of the court House than were present last evening and the most intense excitement prevailed we give in another column the sentence As pronounced by his Honor judge Doolittle. His remarks prior to its pronunciation were of the most affecting character and calculated to fh0e maker Ono door South of me produce an impression upon the mind of the key on main Street . Where May be constantly found every variety of ladies gents and children s work. All kinds o work in his line made to order and warranted to a of the Best Workman ship. 4 Sloan Patten. Attorneys and counsel lors. At Law and solicitors in chancery main St. Janesville , Patten notary Public and com missioner of deeds for the state of n. Y. J. C. . L. P. Patten. Charles w. Ehrlich. Confectioner and dealer in toys St. Nearly opposite the american hotel wed Ding parties supplied with cakes fancy pyramids ice Cream John m. Case. Attorney and counsellor at Law and solicitor in chancery. Office Over j. B. Dimock s Boot and shoe store. Jackman Parker co. Wholesale and retail merchants. Dealers a dry goods groceries hard Ware crockery shoes Stor Corner of main and Milwaukee streets Janesville. 1 most hardened criminal. But the face of the prisoner during its delivery was As emotion less and impassible As Dull Grey was the face of the judge during its Jeave no indication of feel ing other than that of listening to. A pleasant Story himself was the hero. As we looked upon him we could not help exclaiming Walnut coffin preparatory to decent burial but we Hare extended this article to a very great length and close by expressing our pro found regret at what has transpired in our City and with the Earnest Hope that we never see such a scene again. For the Standard circuit july 10, 1s55. Judge Doolittle presiding. State or Wisconsin. Indicted for the Der of an in Alger. The prisoner David p. Mayberry at s o clock this Mornin to Mure Prev was brought into court. J.1s.m. Loop. Esq. Of Rockford 111., appeared As his counsel. G. B. Ely. District attorney and d. , appeared for Tho counsel for the prisoner made a formal Challe following be of the array of jurors. The with the Man lie said he. Fuck he had had i stealing horses i t myself if i had i have sense find of a horse he had i asked him where he got the horse i told him i would not go he said he got him of a Lumberman asked him his name he said to did not Enow he said he got in with him about one mile from Janesville on Tho Prairie awards Milton he said he gave him some liquor he said he struck him with a Ratchet head i had my overcoat on my Arm i had the Hatchet concealed in the sleeve i told him 1 wanted to put my coat on and when 1 Rose up to put on direct resumed my coat i struck him the horse sprung he cached the lines and drove in to the Woods about ten rods after they got into the Woods prisoner said he struck him with the Hatchet 3 or4 times and then , kicked him out of the buggy and then went Back and got the prisoners hat where he first struck him he said he remained with the body one hour and a Haf prisoner said he stripped his body took from his pocket three pocket books two watches Ono knife and papers one Hun dred and eighty one Bank notes and a number of Twenty Dollar Gold Hundred and fifty eight dollars in All he took the horse and buggy witness. I found the horse and buggy Down River from my House the horse and buggy Are Here in the City prisoner said he went blown into a hollow and killed Alger be tween Milton and Janesville and left him lying on his Back by the roots of a Large Oak tree said he killed him with a Hatchet struck him three times of the head said he bought the Hatchet because he .12th of june i 1 him said he had Boon to ride their seats jurors were then called and took his not be Suffi what a libel upon humanity is such a face j Anci e. A. Howland go. Patchen. Levi St. John u. Schutt. American hotel. Hutson proprietors c main Aud court streets East end of the lower Bridge Janesville. Stages Call daily for All of and Illinois. K. B j. F. Have Stock of Fri Tad mental shrubs at Tho Janesville three fourths of a mile West of Tho River. 8 irps Dell Jordan Bennett. Attorneys at Law and rear estate agents. Of Chin at James Sutherland. And retail bookseller and stationer Brick Block East Side of the River Janesville. .38. Doolittle Amsden. Plain and ornamental painters Janesville wis " v shop Over Hodge go s Carriage factory. Of _ _ _ Baasch. Barber and door West of. Farwell store. I l. Deli is Exchange West end of the top St 49 insects bite this Sufle rering Clay. A 1 i Valiere a safeguard shall we find Len Beds alas wet besieged the Only reliable safeguard is Dutcher s dead a Harwell s. A in i. They beauties Tho so Spring. 18 sonnets and How cheap at 31 Shelton s. Cask a Civ. Rabi. 1 Case Taborry bark purr. Forsake by Farwell . -jhc.-k.-4 of. 7 tote Adhami s breast for Sale a. Bro. Trish moss.3 bbl Jost received fab Walii s ibs. Gum shellac Orange. For Farwell Arshall a uterine 0atholicon-. Gross just Roo d by 30 of a Bro. And for . Sal by far Well Febro. V tons Berea grind stones received Day 33 this crashes Al at " h Drc Fostore. Cocoa Pelikh Tui Bevcar Nsofor Xvi did respectfully inform pared to furnish those wishing lightning con sep riot article to in use. Orc lers Fot Bias can bet set Tho High the Post offie Evor left at the Shii Adelphia drug store itt this City or with orders promptly attend ii by if for b at a Daub Stobe. His forehead is Well formed and repossessing but his Eye that Index of the soul is such an. One As we have never looked into before and when viewed closely and taken in connexion with tie formation of his Mouth and the unerring Index of the heartless character of the Man after the sentence was pronounced a special police of about 30 of our citizens was summoned to assist the officers in re conducting the prisoner to jail. In the meantime the crowd without was collecting and becoming More furious in their clamors for the prisoner. Judge Doolittle came to the portico and Atadea very impressive addicts to the popu lace demonstrating against the spirit which seemed to actuate them and in favor of the supremacy of the Laws. He was listened too respectfully and at this juncture a More quiet spirit seethed prevail. This was about 11 o clock a. Or about 1 o clock and the officers deemed it a fit Ting time to proceed with the prisoner to the jail. At this hour we were our office which but a Short distance from and Cora mands. A View of the jail and had written Mostof the foregoing article. We were then startled by the cry of hang hang him 1" when on stepping to the saw the officers and prisoner coming towards the Jii surrounded by the infuriated mob. A made for the door of which was barricaded at once by the crowd and the approach of the officers Cut off. The. Resisting the populace with All the Energy they possessed and protecting the. Prisoner to the utmost of their Down and . was then almost but to defended superhuman strength. He fought with the utmost Despe ration and possessing a most athletic physical for some Teu Yards the or p we fell like chaff before Hirisi. A blow however with a bludgeon from behind felled him to the ground and he was powerless. A rope was then passed round his neck seized by the crowd and a Rush made Down court St. The prisoner though dragging in the dust caught the rope with his handstand thus prevented strangulation at once. Arrived in front of our a desperate Effort was again made by the officers and citizens to Rescue the was Cut three times by or. Orrin Gurnsey who exhibited to most determined behalf but As often was he thrust aside and the Roper adjusted. At this time scene almost indescribable a Between. Three and four thousand persons swayed to and fro. In the Center was the doomed prisoner upon the him stood friends begging and struggling for his a far greater number were his death. This state of things lasted Abou t ten minutes we looked from due window their be predominated that the. Friends of. Law and order might yet prevail. But it was a the fearful cry of hang Rose louder than before and a Rush with the to the the Public the rope re adjusted upon his thru we Over the limb of a tree and time., in our life the horrible spectacle hang ing by the our we have thus give a faint bit of have witnessed a May Itras a spectacle be can the circumstances which murder of Ted it was a coid a Lonoaea and Trp Chioris deed. It is unattended by a single Mit Agor but these facts do not justify sworn As to their qualifications to sit As jurors Ilo Laad excused. Or. Ely then stated what he consid ered the Rule to be in making cited the Case of the state is. Spencer. Zabriskie s r. P. 197. His position Wasp posed by or. Loop by the court not to be Good Law. Isaac fish was then called sworn As to Ted. Moses Palmer Marues Hutson. Or. Randall and or. And examined As to qualifications Randall admit Ted Grovestein and Hutson excused Palmer admitted. I. M. Norton called and excused. Daniel 0. Rayner John Alexander go. U. Stafford called and r. Pierce. L. Comstock called Aad excused. C. M. Messer called resides at Beloit has Hoard this matter talked about a great Deal by men in be Loit but never heard it from any one i had any Confidence e. S. Cap Ron and unas Story called and excused. Geo. Sherman and f. A. and admitted. Samuel Cadwallader called i read a report of this mat Tern the Janesville Gazette but placed no Confidence in the panel being full the usual oath was then administered to the jury. A list of the names of witnesses on of the state was Cal led and also those intending to be called by the defence. Ordered to remain in the grand jury room until called for or. Loop called the attention of the court to j client we went to the buggy and found the Hatchet Hatchet presented and identified Fay witness we then went to my House or. Taylor or. Brown and Mil Ler came into the House after he was arrested we went to the buggy again and got the Hatchet the same one presented in court Brown took the Hatchet and the sheriff the knife saw the sheriff knife ont. Of his Don to know whether be took the knife out of Mayberry s Over coat on his to Page several of Thev hat for the purpose of resides see he and m comb shortly j had i killed a sheriff said to Mayberry that he had 12 or t got for him Taylor sheriff ordered to five Gold secure him he took from his pocket hoi Ras All he got r took from his pocket a Book Post to led. Out a. Was shown this. Is the of. A de him if that watch was shown witness says that at the he the watch in Tho Possession of e n if that was All the next evening we went Down alg sked Hin what old House below m Combs to he h id not ask him his that kind of a in finding it we found a shoes these Are the shoes Knob in if i a ,3 a Pinery Bug said Janesville and Mil had i asked him it was in the buggy showed a knife and Rith that said it was feed him what he did 1 he. Left him in them inthe buggy the question was asked Mayberry inhere he got the Money he earned i cannot state whether he had the hat on or not i was not present when maybe Fry was asked to select the clothes i came Here Iri search of the body went some three some which i is sometimes often t. A and knew Ance. E. G. I to watches and the stocking this was of this place we soon found blood ground after a Little further search we found the body it Lay Back Anc sometime his body v have known Throat Cut from ear to ear to had was going i have been in the Ather s every Day stabs in the left Side one against the rib he had on a flannel tin saturday son of John g. Was rolled up breast and Carnot in him what kind of drawers nearly torn off he v opposed he had wounds in the head from which some have stealing horses examined. We had him am de in that and brought Down to town move sense enough and or Miller were d not notice that Cogswell called and sworn Penl Light i was not went with the party 18th Day saw bin he was in search of the body said to the chit As in Minnesota murdered went up beyond Sugge Lay or across the Prairie into the sure shown to the Hill into a hollow we got was a be White Hind comb there neat we and be horse with there i discovered blood and found it in irn live at Home of suspenders i hallowed to if saw him last came John Young came and we court r he left fathers s John Young said Here he is the i conversation took him. In the to Jonesville sworn says he went i Ace lied a Man party of gentlemen Ostli of to j said he asked search for the body we found it on of shed to put on to Milton we took track it the k him if the body had been drawn we n. Co get his clothes East Side of the seen t d Man be priced Scull diff. Sworn save. I Ore the no. 39. Charles h. Conrad that he resides in Janesville grocer. Know Andrew. Alger have known him for the last112 or 14 years 1 saw the body in the Isth at on which. Drs. Robinson and others were holding a postmortem the body of. Andrew Alger. He lived at Jeffor Ion at the time of his death. Recognised the body Algor a from the appearance of his face he had but Little clothing on i Sho d have known body in the state it was in if i Hayseen it in new York there Wero some peculiarities about the face by which i should have have sometimes been mistaken in men but not i met the Soa of Algor in this City and knew his father s appear ice. E. G. Fifield that he knew Andrew Alger him for sometime saw him the saturday before his body was brought into this City he was going Down the River with a raft of Square Timber and called on his his life told him to Tike his Money and spare his life said Good lord 2 or 3 times prisoner told him to shut his Damn noise or he would Cut his Throat that he stabbed arid took from him about it was done 16th. Wit. Says he remembered it because Mayberry told him to would see it in the papers that it Vas done 16th. He killed him with the Hatchet bought the Hatchet in Janesville said to left the body about ten rods from the rond think the shoes and Over alls shown arc those brought by Mayberry. He Pris sin Smith Ladden going into the did not think he knew hit wit. Examines a watch thinks it the one he bought of May Berry. Witness gave it to or. Coe. Wit. Looks at another it one Bro t by Mayberry. Mayberry showed me the Money he had it was in a stocking show c time j he killed him. Pocket or not j Cross examined. Saw him come from it is the hat Here in court. Cross examined by or. Loop was Mayberry from the time he first came to your House until you had the conversation with him in the Gar Den were at the House after supper we went Down the River 30 or 40rods to the old House he wanted me to go and see the horse and buggy i told him that i did not that i must go and get my cows after i got my cows. I went Home Mayberry was not there soon Mayberry came it was quite dark we went where the horse and buggy was we talked about it All the Way Down there he told immediately after supper at the old House All about killing Alger i saw the Hatchet that night and Laid my hand on it t can not Tell what induced him to Tell me about ten o clock that night i syst discovered that Mayberry was drunk j i have not told any Ono that Mayberry was drunk when the fact that the counsel appointed to As j Tou not say to some persons Sist in was absent and requested that a. Hyatt Smith esq., might be appointed to take his place. Or. Smith accepted the appointment and took his seat As assistant counsel for the prisoner. Cause was then opened to the jury by the District attorney he making a Brief state Merit of what he Espe eted the proof would be. Or. Loop made a statement of the grounds of defense. John g. M comb sworn witness. 1 know the reside at Rockford i saw Mayberry tuesday before the 16th of june he to Rny House on but i found my War Home i have been in the sunday before he came from Alton he Coo Pering at Rockford some Money with him when he left i do not much he had i think he left his Satchel with his clothes at my House and had no other clothes with him he started for Janesville from Ray House i next saw him sunday following the time he dist. Att y offered to prove the declarations of the prisoner or Loop asked the witness As to the con Difton of the prisoner he returned from Jonesville witness thought that Mayb Erry was slightly after supp try he appeared i asked prisoner questions which induced him to make the declarations1 i did not user him Protection drunk or. Weatherby was at my Bouse at the time. And or. Not notice Mayberry was differ ent when i than what it. Usually or. Loop then offered to Call other witnesses to show the condition of May Berry at the time he returned opposed it. Or l top then length in support of his proposition confessions of Tea. Prisoner Wero not free and voluntary thai prisoner was drunk and had not the full vib i tips Othis will. Or. Ely opposed the question under advisement until the com the old Man s hat was found also prison i toward Roc Foril about father was or had the hat on his head when in the barn had Tho conversation in the j House could not Tell How Long he was in the House showed me some Money said he had harnessed a Pinery Man showed me five Gold pieces there were several people in the House they did not see him show it i went Down in th3 Woods Don t know whether he asked me to go Down in the Woods or not told me he had a buggy Down in the Woods we went Down into Tho Woods he took a knife out of a stump asked him where he got it said he killed a Man. Said he was a Small Man thinks the shoes shown Are the shoes Mayberry had in the Waggon the stocking looks like the same showed me what there was in it there was Gold in it bought the watch of him before i went into the Woods told me he got the watch from a Man i did not know that he took it from the murdered Man until i went to the Woods the horse and buggy was about three quarters of a mile from the House Down the River that being a contrary direction from Rockford saw father and Mayberry in the Garden about 4 o clock Erastus was at our House on that Day saw him in conversation with May Berry i told father about Mayberry s Kil Ling the Man did not Tell my brother but told or. Campbell and or. Coe i went Down to the horse and buggy did not go to the River that Day with any body but Mayberry i did riot Call Mayberry drunk but think he had been drinking became More drink during the Day showed it by his look and talk. John f. Taylor sheriff of Winnebago county saw the defendant Mayberry in december last saw him 17th june some Man came to my House told me that Mayberry had Mur dered a Man got a warrant for his arrest and went to the House of m comb he was in the Woods i went in the cellar and staid until he came from the Woods about 12 o clock i went into the household him i had a warrant for arrested put the Irons on him told or. Miller to search his pockets the things taken front his pock ets were handed took from his pock ets two pocket books one in Bills there was five pieces Loose in his pockets the knife was found in the pockets of some of the clothes after searching his i told them to bring Forward his clothes these pants Ware in his them some one of or. M comb s family or Itzy Brown s family brought these pants he has fold me since that they belonged prisoner said the Money was his that the fed Wallet he never saw until i showed it to i stayed at m comb s until the. Horse and buggy at least they told me it had come not see he claimed the these clothes were brought Forward Loose the first i saw of tha Tate Het was when. Brown showed it to we. Brown. Reside at Rock Ford and am attorney for the District of when you to look for the body that Mayberry was beastly drunk t cannot say. Q. Did you not Tell b. Plato so 1 do not think i said to b. Plato that he was drunk and that that was the reason he made the confession there was nothing talked about until we got to the old i do not think that Mayberry was beastly drink i Don t know As i said to any one that his drunk enness was the cause of his. Confession i May have told Many Persona that i got him drunk we. May both have been drunk the habit travelling Over the ground More or less for the last year or. How land shown to witness think this is the Howland to whom i delivered Tho horse. Re examined by or. Ely. I had not drink much and was not drunk. Cross examined. I saw Mayberry have some Twenty Dollar Gold piece s on of them i let Mayberry have i Don t know How much Money Mayberry had t let thirty Sis make it up sixty four dollars i think one of the five "20 Dollar pieces is the one i let him hate. Q did you say to -plato1 when asked How it happened that Mayberry was such a fool As to make such an admission that you he was drunk can t say whether i did o r not i May and May not have the so Gold pics i recognize it a ring been done up in a certain piece of Papek e. A. Howland or. M comb placed in. My. Hands. A. Horse dark and a. Buggy i showed the Horsa to or. Erastus m comb sworn i became acquainted. With. Hayberry three or. Four the .-.morning, on tuesday he came Back following sunday i saw him when he returned i should not consider drunk i Aakon in Harmony Road Bette n this place and Milton i was called upon by hos Kins to look for the body of the murdered the Isth of june Hoskins John e. Young and others were there we found the body East Side of the Road. A. Hoskins got or. Spaulding to assist in looking for the body the body was brought to this City taken to the court House and an inquest held upon it. Or. A physician practising in Janesville was called upon to examine the body found the Throat Cut it looked As if it had been preyed up on by vermin found other wounds breast passing into the lung several wounds were Lound head breaking through tie frontal Bone the wounds head would have caused appeared to have been done with a Hatchet the. . Not have caused Veitth probably but the neck would have produced death several wounds were made on Tho Back which appeared to have been made before death or. Conrad was present daring the Examina Tion. Court adjourned until s o clock to mor Row morning. Wednesday . Court convened at s o clock this morn ing. The prisoner was brought into court and great excitement prevailed. He appeared Cool and collected he had manifested the utmost coolness throughout the whole Day previous exhibiting a heedless diff Renee to All that was going on. A. A. Allen reside in Janes Ville am trading in a clothing store saw Tho prisoner filth of june last he came into the store about 9 o clock in the wanted to buy a suit of clothes said to resided at. Milton said he was Yingto Beloit clothes shown to witness Are the Sunnio t sold to Tho 16th. Cross had never seen the prisoner before that evening i identified the prisoner As soon As saw him i Mccog him from his general appearance As i would Auy other Man i saw him the next Day after his arrest in jail i generally re Cognize customers when i see them. We. W. Mclntyre reside in Janesville am in the Storo spoken of by Al Len saw the prisoner Ere of the 16th of june last in the store he came in to Purchase some clothing he clothes shown witness Are the ones he Pur chased at our store hat was shown to witness is the identical hat worn by the prisoner evening of she 16th he said he had another hat in the buggy a Black one i think. Cross did not ask the Pris Oner where he lived Allen asked him where he lived and he lived at i generally recognise customers who Trade at our store i knew him As soon him. Or. R. B. Treat that to. At tended Tho postmortem examination of the deceased 18th of Tihe deceased had but Little clothing at., the1 time. There wore several head they bore the of having been inflicted with a the Skull was broken in several it shown to the. Wounds head were produced instr men t Smilar there were one or t to cuts head through which the brains had exuded several cuts were found von the backs Madd with a smoother Likely a these wounds. Must h Aye been produced before death reason blood had coagulated in and about the wounds which not have been had be Iii Dohe after death unless it Imam sately. Sifter j Irit a Ness thought. Tha Inife shown him. May the1 instrument by which uhe wounds vers knife and thought to found blood stains on it and also hatched. Saturday lie had a pretty Good hat for him thinks it was Tho one shown in court i Carnot identify the other clothing saw the it was. Brought in recon body of Andrew Al have known him for the last ten years am certain it was the body of Al t. Cross was nothing very Peculiar about his face the last time a queer Beard. R Call or Lane suggested that it was a Goatee i am quite sure it was the body of Alger the body was somewhat mutilated i think 1 is known the body if i Hac the Woods anywhere lager should raise up Here in the court room should you think it was m.9 match knowing that to was dead i accompanied the Corpse when it was i did not know an by there was a great c. H. Conrad if he had Ever seen the clothes shown in Thoy Are the same ones i have seen deceased Wear. Joseph Alger reside at Jeffer son wis. Am the sen of a. Alger last saw my father at Beloit on wednesday be fore he had been to Rockford with a Load of Timber and was returning Home when i saw him he had in his pos session mostly in Gold notes an d memorandums which had been taken from the deceased were shown to the witness they Are in the hand writing of my father Book shown witness this Book belonged to my father saw Hira have it the monday be fore his death knife which had been exhibited in the court was. Then shown to witness this is my father s knife i have eaten meals of victuals with it raft my father has had it sometime saw him have it a Short time before his death Wallet shown him says it is my father s Rockford and it is the one into Gold witness Ideris titles Ali the clothes Tach eras the ones worn by his father the hat he had purchased at Beloit could riot recognize Tho body of my father when it was brought to Jefferson i could not look at it. Cross father had a Peculiar Beard some like mine i could not look at him to Tell whether the Beard was on or not Martin Dewey shaved the face of a. Alger when it was brought in shaved off All the Board and1 whiskers he bad Beard upper lip and Chin a. A Stoddard reside in Janesville am a clerk in the hardware store of Pixley Kimball cannot Tell whether i Ever saw the prisoner before or not. You fell a Hatchet to any one 15th or 10th of objected says that there is nothing about the Hatchet by which he can identify it it is similar to hatchets we have to sell in our store i recollect of Selling a Hatchet to some one a stranger about that time but cannot identify the prisoner As being the was ordered to stand up so that witness could View him does not recollect him. Charles Bell know Alger last saw him in Jefferson first part of june he was about going Down the River with Lum Ber i have seen him have this knife or a very similar one i know Tho coat it was Alger s or i knew Al Ger he lived at Jefferson thinks this is the knife of the deceased. S. A. Peck knew a Alger i bought some lumber of Algor. And. Settled with him. On the 16th of june i let him have a watch identified the. Watch in court As the one i let him have i let him Hare a horse and the buggy was at my House but the horse was out to Camp Bells and i went Alger and got the. Horse let . Bank at the horse and buggy left with. Howland As the one i let him have he and went by the Way of Jane Yule started about the Check i gave him was for 0. Bennett knew a. Alger i last saw him 16th, at Benoit when he was Way Down the River he Cal and. I could not let he then went Ray and then returned to Aud asked me if i endorse a note so that he the Bank on his return Oil the 15 there. Called upon me and i went with him to., the Bank to take up his. Note he. Paid the note he to Settle Alger spoke about Selling some poles in the by started away from me and directly returned and one Side and took from his pocket a Irttie saying , i want you to take this it to he bed it h a3 not Slot Tau Cortte and keep i be bed. Night was Fea Ofui some take asked him if he said redid botany body in particular said several watching Hira there were fire Gold piece m the part pm in Back to him about 9 o clock tie be i i morning 16th_pf in Courtay Ali . J. Taylor the Money As the Money i Belk Fruitt the prisoner . Hyser i am a merchant tailor in Beloit i Gold a coat to a. Alger. On the 16th of june it was d coat that i had made for another Man it a Peculiar kind of i tacos wished to describe the coat it he de scribed the coat exactly and the coat was lib we him says this is. The coat i sold Al Ger and that he wore it away identified the other clothes As being the clothes Al Ger had on at the time he. Came into our store this part Minnaie and the mosey in it resembles that he had at the time. J. W. Came from fort at Kinson 16th of june last i saw Tho prisoner about one mile this Side of Spaul Diimig son. The Road be tween this p Ace and Milton he appeared to be waiting or looking for some one t passed him and came towards Jane Yville and soon met a. Alger i knew him to had a horse arid was going to where Mayberry i passed Mayberry some Little time i looked see what Mayberry was doing arid he appeared to be standing still or nearly so Alger had on a whitish Bat this looks like the one did not notice his other clothes. Gross have lived in Bel Oit knew Algor dont know whether Al Ger knew me i met a Young Man travel Ling he had a carpet bag it was about three o clock in the afternoon or a Little after when i met Algor think Tho person had a Cane in his hand when i saw him. Or Tracy live Beloit Road a Little below Janesville a person came to my House three weeks ago last saturday about mid night it commenced storming a Thunder Shower was gathering he had a horse and buggy with him his horse was skier cd. And would not follow the Road he Laid Down floor and i went to bed i asked him where he was going said he was going to Beloit had been to Madison the person identifies the prisoner As being the Man. Or Allen saw the prisoner on sunday the 17th of june in the town of Bird 111. He was going to a horse and buggy i saw Tho horse and buggy it was a Brown horse 1 think the horse arid buggy Here Iri the City in the Possession of Howland Are the ones i saw there they say they arc the same he appeared to be going towards Rockford when i first saw him he was coming from towards some cattle. Cross you notice the cattle did the cattle had been Cut some of them quite bad Side i thought t i had seen him before and i wanted to speak and Call him by name i spoke to him said Good morning and asked him if he bad seen any horses Over that said to had i. Nest in Rockford recognized him i prisoner Well As i could the counsel Smith Clothier three or four Miles South of the defendant i saw him the fore be was arrested he spoke and said good1 he had an open have seen the horse sin it is the horse did not. Recognize Hin when i saw him pass thought it was somebody that i know he. Was going South know where or m comb lives prisoner no towards or m comb s House. Cross Hare Wen May Kerry three or four times this William Blackman i re Side three Miles and a half below Ford have seen the deft. Weeks ago at this time he was going South and bad a horse with on sunday the 17th of june he had a buggy with him there were some peculiarities about the buggy which. I think ire Cognize now the buggy hero in town is the one i saw him Hare. Cross Bare known him to months before this occurrence i saw lira on one occasion at tie barn of m bomb and talked with him. John Gomb. Or. I showed Allen the horse Here in town it is he horse Mayberry brought to my House and the one i delivered to or. Howland j his testimony objected to by Dufft s coun Al court held it to be competent to show hat the buggy pointed out by Blackman Vas the same witness delivered to How and. Mrs. Tubbs in Janc Villei in the to my House cd mesday before the murder on Tours a he came again and staid All night on Friday Moning be lived at Jock Ord he left my Housea Bont .8 ii Day morning did not Sec him again Levi Rexford in Beloit have seen defendant i Ori evening three weeks ago Lay he was a Little this Side of went Home with me and night lad a Hatchet with him this is the lat Chat Cross sex. I had been towards Janes Ville and was going Home when to Over ook me he was on foot he staid rail Light arid left about 8 o clock on saturday said he was going to Rockford 10 showed me the Hatchet and bund it in the shown witness and asked if he had Ever ays not i am from Lerry so that night i and we talked about it. James Allen reside at Rock Rord was present when arrested j said he staid night Voth. A whiff lad a.lame1 horse. Or. Iri har Mony a Allowisha Linen Miv Span dings m the Road pates Day the next
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