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Democratic Standard (Newspaper) - July 18, 1855, Janesville, WisconsinIt the democratic stated Ard is wednesday opposite the american hotel Mun Street Janesville Roche co. Wis. 13 c publisher arid proprietor. Yearly in Advance if not paid in a or oboe Sec 2 00 advertising 1 Square 3 3 months 6 months 1 year Quad. Column , third half one .81. To 4 00 6 00 10 00 18.00 24 00 "30 00 to 00 5 00 James Armstrong attorney and counsellor at Law Janesville wis. Office on main St Roefs Over James Dimock s Boot and shoe store. 26 doctor w. Amen. Office in or. Hiker s building one door East of the City hotel. Or. A. Will Render assistance in ill cases where his medical ser vices May be required. N. Tive and lung affections treated on or. Hunter s principle of new York by Inha Ling medicated Vapours. Janesville Jan. 22. 1855. 14 the Empire Cash store. H. S. Shelton co. Dealers in dry goods Sto ves hardware clothing boots and shoes. Hats and Caps groceries crockery carpets acc. Janss Rille wis. Or. 0. P. Robinson. Homeopathic physician add surgeon office and residence one door East of the Stevens House. Extra of thursday july 12 j , july 18, 1855. 39. For the the trial of. David murder of a nebs Alger of Jefferson Conn state has ended. The evidence in the Case was closed on yesterday afternoon and after tie arguments of counsel and charge of the. Court the jury retired to their room about 8 o clock when after an absence of some fifteen minutes they returned into Coert with a verdict of sl7ilty- during the whole of this trial and in truth from the Day of. Of the body of Man up to the termination of the trial much excitement has prevailed in the Community. It was not of that kind How Ever which exhibited itself in threats of Vio Lence against Tho prisoner for All seemed de Sirous that receive a fair and in . But he moral sense of the pub Lic was shocked at the enormity of the crime. And the and heartless atrocity which characterised its commission. A feel ing deeper than that of Ordinary excitement. Seemed to have taken Possession of the mind of the people and during the Progress of the rial the crowd with which the court House As constantly filled were quiet and respect Henry Woodruff. Attorney and at Law and solicitor in chancery. Office Corner of main and Mil Waukee ets., Janesville wis. Ogilvie Barrows wholesale and retail dealers in foreign and Domestic drugs French English and american chemicals paints oils and Dyc staffs 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. Ii. Ogilvie. L. J. Barrows. Eldredge Pease attorneys counsellors and solicitors will at tend to the prosecution and settlement of All c Ainis. Bounty land and other claims against the United by them promptly having an agent in Washington to prosecute them in person also Gener Lesville wis. B. B. . 1 j. J. B. Pass. Al land and loan agents no Odice in the Empire Block Jam James Hutson Boot and shoe maker one door South of my key on main Street . Where May be constantly found every variety of ladies gents and children s work. All kinds of work in his line made to order and warranted to be of the Best Workman ship. 4 Sloan Patten. Ltd. But after the verdict. Of the jury was mown Public indignation burst put and Evi Dent signs of an intent on the 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 on the Hill Side. When the officers appeared with the prisoner a Rush was made for 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 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 its speeches were made by messes. Noodle Ely and others against but with Little apparent effect. Prom 7 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 the jail to the court House a distance of about ten rods for the purpose of the course that has been adopted to Day. Ii will be heralded throughout the country As an evidence of mob spirit which prevails Here and win he a Sineff Ceable blot upon the Escutcheon of. Our fair Young City whose reputation will suffer in Spile of the truth which when known should shield it. The a craftsman. He was Well known to All who. Follow this occupation upon Kocic had been known to them All for years and was. Admired and respected by them his residence was near Jefferson in in this state. His friends were aware of the enormity of the murder and As they supposed the Inadequacy of the punishment which on Laws provide for so foul a crime they assembled in mass Here to await the Issue of the its pro Gress no More than common excitement was perceptible. Bat last evening after the ver diff of Tho jury was known the deep seated and determined feeling to visit punishment upon the head of the prisoner exhibited it Sale and to Day an organized band of not less than three Hundred who would not be satisfied save with the life blood of the murderer. We say this upon the authority of others and upon on Man belief. This morning about 8 o clock signal guns were fired in the City and there is no doubt a Largo body of Mea from a distance were present from Early no influence or Persua Sion could have changed from their purpose. The excitable and the impulsive of our City joined them and have been Bra t about to Day which were undreamed of at this hour 3 of yesterday. The body of Matee Eby after hanging sus Pended by the neck for some 20 or 30 min utes was lowered to the ground. It was then taken to the court House and an examination held by several physicians who report that during his struggles with the crowd Mayberry received no bruises previous to his being suspended from the tree which would have resulted in his death. The Corpse was then enclosed in a placed in a Black Walnut coffin preparatory to decent burial. But we Hare extended this article to a very , and close by expressing our pro found regret at what has transpired in on City and with the Earnest Hope that we May never see such a scene again. For the Standard state or r Wisconsin. 1 to Dice is murder Mayberry. Drew a attorneys and Law and Solic Story himself was the hero. As we receiving his sentence. A larger concourse of circuit july 10, 1855. People was assembled inside and out of the j court House than were present last evening i Doolittle presiding 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 produce an impression upon the mind of the most hardened criminal. But the face of the prisoner during its delivery was As emotion less and impassible As Dull Grey was fixed upon the face of Tho judge during its delivery and gave no indication of feel ing other than that of listening to a pleasant ing in of the court in the afternoon. Court took a recess until 2 o clock. Afternoon session. Or. Ely presented an authority 7th car ringtone and Paine 187, in support of the position Iri resisting the objection of or Loop to showing the declarations of the prisoner. Or. Loop court thought the matter was one to be commented upon in summing up the cause to the jury to say How much weight should be attached to it. John was recalled to the stand. Between 4 and 5 o clock i had my first conversation with Mayberry he arrived at my place between2and 3 o clock about 5 o clock i Siw him in my Garden he had a handful of papers in his hand he said he was going to Burn them i asked him where lie 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 horse and see what kind 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 i asked him his name a said he did not know he said he got in with him. About one mile from Janesville on the Prairie towards Milton he said he gave him some liquor he said he struck him with a Hatchet on the 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 my coat i struck him Tho horse sprung heat shed 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 or 4 times and then kicked him out of the buggy and then went Back and got the prisoners hat where a first struck Hin he said he remained with the body one hour and a half prisoner said he stripped his body took from his pocket three pocket books two watches one knife and papers one Hun dred and Etc rho one Bank notes and a him what in Chehad on he he pulled. Off he had head and c Ari see by that what Luck i have had i killed a Man i a suced if that was All he got he said no he pulled out Gold pieces if that was All he said then with nutes him if that was he said no he then took out his Wallet i asked him if that was All he. Got he said yes t asked him what his name was said he did not ask him his name i then asked what kind of a Man he was he said he was , said of killed him Between Janesville and Mil jss5, with a weapon he had i asked him where it was he said it was in the buggy a the Woods he then showed a knife and said he. Finished him with that said it was the old cuss s knife i asked him what he did the Man he said he. Left him in the Brush he showed me two watches and the knife pocket Book and stocking this was about 2 o clock in the after Iivori. Have known May Berry 3 or 4 weeks i have been u the habit of visiting my father s every Day live close by 1 am the son of John g. M comb when i asked him what kind of. Luck he had had i supposed he had been stealing horses i had some conversation with him before about stealing have never been engaged in that business myself if i had i have sense enough to keep it to myself i did not notice that he was intoxicated that night i was not in the House at Tho time he was arrested. Direct was in Minnesota last Winter i returned in May or june. Or. Howland shown to or Peck the horse he has one White Hind foot. John g. M comb left the horse with me. Halsey m comb at Home have seen the deft i saw him last before his arrival on sunday he left fathers s the 12th of june i had a conversation with him said to had Boon to Janesville and Milton said he had filled a Man Between Millou and Janesville said he asked him to ride told him he wished to put on his coat Rose up and struck him on Tho head tors in chancery main St. Janesville wis. L. Of Patten notary Public and com missioner of deeds for the state of " n. Y. 1. C. Sloan. L. P. Patten. Charles w. Ehrlich. Confectioner and dealer in toys main 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. Osce Over j. B. Dimock s Boot and shoe store. I Jackman Parker 00. Tvs Lasale and retail merchants. Dealers in boots and shoes store Corner of main and Milwaukee streets Janesville. 1 american hotel. Haselton Hutson proprietors Corner of main and court streets East end of the lower Bridge Janesville. Stages Call daily for All parts of Wisconsin and Illinois. E. B. J. P. Drake have for Large Stock of fruit and Orna. Mental shrubs at the Janesville Kursery three fourths of a mile West of the River. 3 Bennett. Attorneys at Law and real estate agents. Office in Empire Block main St. Janesville. James Sutherland. And retail bookseller and stationer ii Appin s Brick Bloofe East Side of the River Janesville. 38 Doolittle Amsden. Plain and. Ornamental painters Janesville wis Hodge to s Carriage Peter Baash. Barber and Milwaukee . Farwell Bro s drug store. L -.i-.-, Arnold Exchange Block West end of the up St. Looked upon him we could not help exclaiming what a libel upon humanity is such a face. 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 the formation of his Mouth and the unerring Index of the heartless character of the Man. After Tho 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. Tudge doolitti.5 came to the portico and Neadea very impressive address to the popu lace demonstrating against Tho spirit which seemed to actuate them and in favor of the of the Laws. He was listened too respectfully and at. This juncture a More quiet spirit seemed to prevail. This was about 11 o clock a. M. About 1 o clock the. Crowd thinned out and the officers deemed it a fit Ting time to proceed with the prisoner to the jail. At this hour we wore sitting in our office which is abut a Short distance from and com mands a View of the jail and had written most of the foregoing article. We were then startled by the cry of Hap Ghim hang when of stepping to the window we saw the officers and prisoner coming towards the the infuriated mob. A Rush was made for the door of which was barricaded at once by Tho crowd and the approach of the officers Cut off. The the populace with All the Energy they possessed and protecting the prisoner to Tho utmost of their borne Down and be Row erect. The prisoner was then almost bite this ".it. A where a safeguard Shalko we besieged before Only reliable safeguard is Butcher s dead Falwell s. Spring. Styles of Homets and How Coap v at May 19 .31 Shelton s. 1casb Babi. 1 Case Taborry bark a nor Corsalo by Farwell boo. So Boses at wholesale Al. K. Co. Tote Alhaji s breast pump i lot Sale i t arum stances j which attended the. Their seats go. Patchen. Levi St. John to. 3ehutt. And e. A. Howiand sworn As to their qualifications to sit As jurors Howland 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. His position was opposed by or. Loop by the court not to be Good Law. Isaac fish was then called sworn As to Ted. Moses Palmer James Hutson. Or. Randall and or. And examined As to qualifications Randal admit Ted Grovestein and Hutson excused Palmer admitted. I. M. Norton called and excused. Daniel 0. Rayner John Alexander go. H. Stafford called and r. Pierce l. Comstock called Aad excused. C. M. Messer called resides at Beloit has heard this matter talked about a great Deal by men in be Loit but never heard it from any our i had any Confidence e. S. Cap run and Urias Story called and excused. Geo. Sherman and f. A. Humphrey. Called and admitted. Samuel Cadwallader called i read a report of this mat the Janesville Gazette but placed no Confidence in the panel being full Tho usual oath was then administered to the jury. A list of the names of witnesses on the part 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 the fact that the counsel appointed to As Iver pow Sist in was absent and request it j a that a i att. , esq., might be number of Twenty Dollar Gold pieces five web a Hatchet. He t has Hundred and fifty eight dollars in All said his Money said the do Man begged for told him to take 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 Aud took from him about it was done of the 16th. Wit. Says he remembered it because Mayberry told him he would see it in the papers that it Vas done on the 16th. He killed him with the Hatchet bought the Hatchet in Jan Osville said he left the body about ton rods from the Road think the shoes ant Over alls shown Are those j he took the horse and buggy witness 11 his life found the horse and buggy Down the River Darg h from my House the horse and buggy Are Here in the City prisoner said he went Down into a hollow and killed Aiger 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 on the head said he bought the Hatchet because he Suffi deed. It is unattended by a single i Tagoff circumstance. But these facts do not justify appointed to take Bis 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 ment of what he expected the proof would be. Or. Loop made a statement of Tho grounds of defense. John a. M comb sworn As a witness i know the prisoners reside at Rockford i saw Mayberry on the tuesday before Tho .16th.-of Jane he to my House on the sunday before he came from Alton he had at Rockford he took some Money with him when he left i do How 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 my House i next saw him on the sunday following time he Jeff dist. Att y o sered to prove the declarations of the prisoner or Loop asked the witness As to the conditions of tie prisoner theh he returned thought that May Erry bras slightly intoxicated after i asked prisoner questions which induced him to make i did not offer him Protection drunk or. Weatherby was at my House at the time. Did not notice that to e cd duet by Erry was differ ent when i first a w him than what rally Loop then offered to Call both Eri witnesses to show the condition of Mayv Oerry at the time he returned dist. Atty opposed it or. Loop then spoke at length in. Support of his proposition a in deriding confessions of the prisoner vere not free and vol i tary tha t prisoner Dranij acid had not of his will. Or. Ely opposed your held the question under advisement until the com client we went to the buggy and found the Hatchet Hatchet presented and identified by witness we then went to my House or. Taylor. Or. Brown and Mil Ler came into the House after he was arrested we want to the buggy again and got the Hatchet the same on presented in court Brown took the Hatchet and the sheriff the knife saw the sheriff take the knife ont of his pocket Don to know whether he took the knife out of May Berry s Over coat pocket or not the old Man s hat was found also prisoner had the hat on his head when found it is the hat Here in court. Cross examined by or. Loop was Mayberry from the time he first Carne 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 40 rods to the old House he wanted to to go and see the horse arid buggy i told him that i did not want to go that i must go and get my cows after i got my cows. I went Home Mayberry was not there soon Mayberry Winnebago several of. Us went Down to m coins s for Utho purpose of arresting May Berry he and a comb shortly came in sheriff Mayberry he had a Taylor sheriff ordered us to secure him he pocket a l took from his., pocket a Book was shown the one a watch was shown witness says that he saw the watch in Tho Possession of the sheriff the next evening we went Down to the old House below m Combs we had in it. pair of shoes these Are the shoes we found them in the buggy the1 question was asked Mayberry he got the Money he earned it t Carnot state whether he had the hat of or not i was hot present was asked to select the clothes i came hero in search of the body went some three or four Miles North of this place to soon found blood on the ground after a Little further search we found the body it Lay on the Back with its Throat Cut from car to ear he had four Large stabs in Tho left Side one against the rib he had on a flannel shirt which was rolled up on the breast and a pair of drawers nearly torn oif he had three wounds in the head from which his brains protruded. Cross examined. We had him removed and brought Down to town or m comb Constable and or Miller were there. Orlando Cogswell called and i went with the party on the 18th Day of june in search of the body said to have been murdered went up beyond Spaul dings i across the Prairie into Tho Woods Over the Hill into a hollow we got there first m comb there neat we and Hoskins got there i discovered blood and found a pair of suspenders i hallowed to Hoskins he came John Young came and we searched John Young said Here he the Sher Iff took the wage. , sworn says he went with a party of gentlemen on the 18th of june to search for the body we found it on the Road to Milton we took track it looked us if the body had been drawn we found it on the East Side of the Road. We. Spaulding i reside in Harmony on the Road Bette n this Lac and Milton i was called upon by hos Kins to look for the body of the murdered Man on the 3 8th of june Hoskins John e. Young and others were there we found the body on the 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 Tho 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 on the breast passing into the lung several wounds were found on the head breaking looks at another it one Bro t i through the frontal Bone the wounds on by Mayberry. Mayberry showed me the j the head would have caused a a noisy he had it was in a stocking show i geared to have been done with a Hatchet the Large wound not have. Caused Charles h. Conrad that in Janesville Andrew Alger have the last 12 or 14 years i saw ,18th at. Drs. Treat Robinson and others were holding a postmortem examination it was the body of Andrew Alger he lived at Jeffer son at the time of his death. recognised the body to be. Algor a from the appearance of his he had on Isho d have known the body in the state it was in new York there were some peculiarities about Tho face by which i have i has a sometimes been mistaken in men. But not often i met the Sou of Algor in this City and knew him from his father s appear Ance. . Fifield that he knew Andrew Alger has known him for sometime saw him the saturday before his body was brought into this. He was going Down the River with a raft of Square Timber and called on his saturday he had a pretty Good hat for him thinks it was Tho one shown in court i cannot identify the other clothing saw the body when it brought in recognised of Andrew Al Ger have known him for the last ten years am certain it was the body of Al brought by Mayberry. He Pris Smith Ladden going into he did not think to knew him. Examines a watch thinks it the Ono he bought of May Berry. Witness gave it to or. Goe. Wit. Got it at the time he killed him. Cross examined. Saw Hira come from toward Rock Ford about noon father was in the barn had the conversation in the House could not Tell How Long he was in the House showed me some Money said to had harnessed a Pinery Man showed me fire Gold pieces there were several people in the House they did not see him show it to me i went Down in Woods Don t know whether he asked Rao to go Down in the Woods or not told me he had a horse and baggy Down a the Woods we went Down into the 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 came it was quite dark we went where the shoos May Berry had in the Waggon the horse and buggy was we talked about j the stocking looks like the same. Showed it All the Way Down there he told imme me what there was in it there was Gold Diatel after supper at the old House All j in it bought the watch of him before i about killing i saw the Hatchet j want into the Woods told me he got the that night and Aid my hand on it t can from a Man j not now. That not Tell what induced him to Tell me about j he took it from the Murford Man unti j ten o clock that night i first discovered j went to Tho Woods. Tho horse and b by that Mayberry was drunk i have not told jwa5about quarters Ofa from was to any one that Mayberry was drunk when i first saw him. You not say to some persons when you came Here to look for the body that Mayberry was beastly drunk cannot say. You not Tell b. Plato so do not think i Saidt o b. Plato that he was drunk and that that was the reason he made the confession there nothing talked about until we got the old House i do not think that Mayberry was beastly drunk 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 but found my i have been in. The habit of 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 the horse. Re examined by or. Ely. I had not drank much and was not drunk. Cross examined. I saw Mayberry have some Twenty Dollar Gold pieces one of them i let Mayberry have i Don t know How much Money Mayberry had 1 let Hin have thirty six to make it up sixty four dollars i think one of the five 20 Dollar pieces is the one i 1st him have. You say to Plato when asked How it happened that Mayberry was such As to make such an admission that you answered that he was can t say whether. or not. I May and May not have -the.g20 Gold recognize it having been done up in a certain piece of Pap Elk e. A. . so comb placed a my hands dark horse and a. Buggy j showed the horse to. Or. Peck Erastus m comb. Became acquainted Wita Mayberry three or. Four Speaks before a left in the. Morning on tuesday he came Back on the following sunday i saw him when be returned i should not consider him drunk i asked the House Down the River that being a contrary direction from Rockford saw father and Mayberry in the Garden about 4 o r 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 Aud or. Went Down to the horse and buggy did not go to the River that Day with any body but Mayberry 1 did not Call Mayberry drunk but think he had been drinking became More drunk during the showed it by his look and talk. John f. Taylor sheriff of Winnebago county saw the defendant Mayberry in december last Law Hira on the 17th june some Man came to my House told me that Mayberry had Mur dered a Man got a warrant for his arrest and wont 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 his pockets the things taken from his pock ets were handed to Ine took from his pock ets two pocket books one contained in Bills there was five 820 Gold pieces Loose in his pockets the knife was found in the pockets of some of the clothes after searching his pockets i told them to bring Forward his clothes these pants were in his some one of or. M comb a family or or. Brown s family brought these told me since that they belonged comb prisoner said the Money was his that the red Wallet he never saw until i showed it to him i stayed at m comb s until the horse and buggy came at least me it had come not see he claimed the shoes were brought Forward Loose the first i Saiva of the Hatchet was when Brown snowed it to me. We. Brown. Reside at Rock Ford and am attorney for the District of death probably but a smaller one on the neck would have produced death several wounds Wero made of the Back which appeared to have been made before death or. Conrad was present during the Examina Tion. Court adjourned until 8 o clock to mor Row morning. Wednesday Morriso. Coart convened at 8 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 indifference to All that was going on. A. G. Allen reside in Janes Ville am trading in a clothing store saw the prisoner on Tho Lgth of Juno last he Cace into the store about 9 o clock in Tho wanted to buy a suit of clothes said to resided at. Milton said to was going to Beloit clothes shown to witness Are the same i sold to the 16th. Cross had never seen the prisoner before that evening i identified the prisoner As soon As i saw him i recognised 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 Thorn. We. W. Mclntyre reside in Janesville am in the store spoken of by Al the prisoner on the eve of the of june last in the store he came in to Purchase some he a. Gallen i. Noticed him particularly clothes shown witness Are the ones Hepbur Chaleil at our hat was shown to witness says it is the identical hat worn by the prisoner on the evening of the 16th he said he had another hat in the ugly a , i think. Cross did not ask the Pris Oner where he Alle asked him whore he lived and at generally recognise customers who Trade at our store i knew him As soon ass whim. Or. R. B. Treat Swony said. That he. At tended Tho postmortem examination of the deceased of. The 18th of june deceased had but Little clothing the time there were several wounds the. Head the appearance of having been inflicted with a Blunt instrument the Skull was broken in several it shown to the. Wounds on the head Fere produced with an instr meet Smilar there one or two. Cuts on the head through which Tho. Brains had several cuts-1 were found on the Mado Wuh a smoother instrument these Limaye been death that the blood and about the which been the Case if1 Ness thought shown the instrument by which the wounds were examined the knife and thought h o found blood stains on it and also on the Hatchet. Ger. Cross was nothing very Peculiar about his face the last time i saw him he had rather s queer Beard on the Chin whatever they Call or. Lane suggested that it was i am quite sure it was the body of Alger the body was somewhat mutilated t think i Shoul have known the body if i had found it in the Woods anywhere. Alger should raise up Here in the court room should you think it was him match knowing that he was dead i accompanied the Corpse when it was taken to Jefferson i did not know any member of his family there was a great number there. C. Ii. Conrad if he had Ever seen the clothes shown in court thinks they Ore the same ones i have seen deceased Wear. Joseph Alger reside at Jeffer son wis. Am the son of a. Alger last saw my father at Beloit on wednesday be fore his 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 and 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 him 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 Matiy meals of victuals with it on the raft my father has had saw him have it a Short time before his death Wallet shown him says it u my father s . Rockford and it is the one which witness identifies All the from the prisoner As the ones worn by his father the a he had purchased at Beloit could riot Reo Cognize the body of my father when it w brought to Jefferson i could not look at it Cross. Father had a Peculiar Beard some like mine i could no 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 Beard and whiskers i had Beard on the upper lip and Chin a. Stoddard reside in Janesville Ain a clerk in the Hardpan store of Pixley Kimball cannot Tel whether i Ever saw the prisoner before or not you sell a Hatchet to any one on the 35th or Lgth of june 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 Tho prisoner As being the person prisoner was ordered to stand up so that witness could View him does not recollect him. Charles Bell knew Alger last saw him in Jefferson first part of june he was about going Down the River with Lum Jer i have seen. Him. Have this knife or a Tery similar one i know the coat it was Alger a. Or Quail son i knew Al he lived at Jefferson thinks this is the knife of the deceased. S. W. Peck knew a Alger i bought some lumber of Alger. with the 16th of june i let him Lave a watch identified in court As the one i let him have i let him have a horse and Tho buggy was at. My. Louse but the horse was out to Camp jell a and i Alger and got the him have a Check on the Dank at the horse and buggy left with Howland As the one i let he started for Home and went the Way the Check i gave him was for 0. Bennett. Knew. A. Alger i last saw him on the 16th, at Beloit when he was Way Down the River he Cal led on me i could not have it he then went Ray and then returned to Aud asked me if i a so could get the Money., at the Bank on. His return on the 15th, he. Called upon me and i went with him to. Hanote he. Paid the Nowc fhe on me. To Settle Alger spoke about Selling some poles in the to started away from me and directly brie Side and took from his pocket a n4ie.siy.ing to Nie i pieces in the port mor Iriaine 1 give it Back to him about 9 the next morning a this was on the 16th. Of Ilea Iii the part Mon Niue in court As the one Auger. Had. Taylor and identifies the Money As the Morita i took from the prisoner _. R. B. Flyer Ani Nie chant tailor in Beloit i Gold a coat to a. Alger. On the Lgth of june it d Linen Cost that t had made for another Man it a Peculiar kind of to describe the coat before seeing it he de scribed the coat exactly arid 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 the clothes Al Ger had on at the time he came into our store this port Minnaie and the in Oyeyin it resembles that he had at the time. J. A. Came from fort at Kinson on the 16th of june last i saw Tho prisoner on the Prairie about one mile this Sido of on the Road be tween this place and Milton he appeared to be waiting or looking for some one 1 passed him and came towards Janeville and a. Alger i knew him he had a horse and buggy arid was going to where Mayberry i passed Mayberry some Little time i looked see to hat la Berry was doing arid he appeared to to standing still or nearly so Alger had on a whitish Bat this looks like the one did not notice his other clothes. Cross 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 Alger think the person had a Cane in his hand when i saw him. Or Tracy live on the 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 steered and would not follow the Road he Laid Down on the 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 Asb Cirigo 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 Sav the horse and buggy it was a Brown horse 1 think the horse and buggy Here in the City in the Possession of Lowland Are the ones i saw there they say they Are Tho 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 at he. Time . Did the cattle had been Cut s6me of them quite bad on the Side i thought t t had seen him i wanted to speak and Call him by name i spoke to him said Good morning and asked him if he had seen any horses Over tha t said he had t next saw him is Rockford recognized him i could recognize prisoner a1? Well As i could the counsel. Smith Clothier three or four Miles South of Rockford i. Know the defendant i saw him the sunday be fore he was arrested lie spoke and said Good morning he had an open have seen the horse since it is the horse did hot recognize him when i saw him pass thought it was somebody that i knew he was going South know where or m comb lives prisoner was go ing towards or m comb s House. Cross have soon May Berry three or four times this Spring. William Blackman i re Side three Miles and a half below Rock Ford have seen the deft. Weeks ago at this time he was going South and had a horse with was on sundry the 17th of june he had a1 Bungay wit i him there were some Peculis Ritie s about the b ugly which i thin pc i re Cognize now the buggy Here in town ii the one i saw him have. Cross have known him two Morichs before this occurrence i saw Lim on one occasion at the barn of m comb and talked with him. John g. M comb i know or. Allen the witness just sworn. I showed Allen the in town it is he horse Mayberry brought to my Honse. And the one i delivered to or. Howland j his testimony by coun eel court held it to be competent to show hat the buggy pointed out by Blackman was the same witness delivered to How and. Mrs. Tubbs in Janes Villej w the prisoner he came1 to. My Housea domesday before on thurs a. He came again and night on he lived at Rock bad he left my House about. 8 riday morning not see him again Levi Rixford in Beloit i have seen defendant i him on Friday evening three weeks ago Day he was a Little this Side West Home with me and Hight to iad a Hatchet with him this is the Ratchet Cross sex. I had been Janes Ville and was going Home when he Over look me he was on foot he ight and left about 8 o clock on saturday a morning said he was going be showed me the Hatchet bund it in the shown witness and asked if he had Ever says not Tarn from Jerry so that night i had. And we talked about James Allen. At Rock Ford was Presenti when Lla Berry was a he staid saturday night be pit who Jad in har coat a Yellowish or Spaulding on the Road on tues Day the next Day after found was about half Way from where the body Lay the was underpins this is Fife night before and take feb mans pack Elk t asked hit if be mistrusted any one he said he did oat any body in particular several had then watching him there were five Gold j was going place find Azawi where a. Horse had. B Kiti Sercado on looking Arouri Aysho Barf taken attachment for. Aen court i ii a a a goodly number of ladies were in

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