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Corner's request.

--Alderman Sanxay summoned a jury yesterday, to inquire how, when, and by what means. Henry Cronin came to his death. The jury assembled at 12 o'clock--R. M. Allen; foremen, and Messrs. J. G. Taylor, W. J. Riddick, D. F. England, P. O'Brien, R. B. Stuton, M. G. Whitman, E. H. Simpson John W. Metter. W. L. Humphreys, E. W. Cone, and W. J. Irby, Jurors.

James Clancey was in custody under suspicion of being the murderer.

Capt. Wilkinson, of the night watch, testified. Last night between 11 and 12 o'clock, heard a cry for the watch and past to wards the spot, whence the cry proceeded, corner of Cary and 17th streets. When I got near, I saw a considerable crowd in front of the house of John Tiernay. I heard some one say, ‘"He went into this house"’ So soon as I heard this, I made a half opposite Tiernay backyard gate, on 17th street. I saw, this gate opened a little, and a man look out dt. Directly, Clancey stepped out, on the side walk. I immediately went up to him and caught him by the arm, calling another man to assist the, who, when he, came, said Clancey had a bowie-knife. I told him to take it from Clancey, and he did so. I then sent Clancey to the cage. He said the knife belonged to the man who was stabbed. I found two pocket knives on Clancey's person. He acted very badly in the cage, beating the cell till I had him tied hand and foot. Then he was quiet. Clancey said he took the bowie-knife from deceased after he was stabbed, he being his friend. There was no appearance of blood on the knife. (Here, a sheath was shown, taken from the dead body, which corresponded in size with the knife.) Capt. Wilkinson said prisoner shock as if he had an ague when arrested.

Timothy Murphy testified that he was with the accused (Clancey) all day--first at one place, and then at another; and first with one crowd, and then with another, After night, Jim Brennan, Clancey and Cronin left him and the next thing he heard was that Cronin had been stabbed. Cronin and Clancey had always been friends. Murphy knew the knife taken by Capt. Wilkinson from Clancey. It was Cronin's knife and Cronin had it all day Tuesday.

Thomas Hays, sworn knew nothing of this affair; knew that Clancey and Cronin had a difficulty some time ago, but thought it was all settled, as for a week or two they had been very friendly, and going together all the time.

Mrs. Driscoll sworn: knew nothing about the affair heard a noise, and then that a man had been killed, and kept out of the way heard the name of ‘"Clancey"’ called in the crowd.

Matthias Breen, sworn: I live opposite Tiernay's, on Cary street, Heard a noise, and looked out of my window Saw first three and then four men. Deceased, asked the tallest one if he didn't know him. The tall man replied ‘"No."’ Deceased said he ought to, and named some place where he had met him. Tall man started, away. Deceased and another man followed, him. I saw deceased and his murderer at Tiernay's door. The latter was knocked into the door, when he made two passes at deceased as if with a knife, though I could see, none, holding the door with his other hand. Deceased stood there several minutes, then walked thirty or forty feet off, and leaning first against a wall, finally fell to the sidewalk. The murderer said to Cronin, ‘"Have you got enough? If not, I'll give you more."’Saw a man like Clancey go up to Gronin, pull up his shirt, look at him, and then heard him call for the watch. It was a taller man than Clancey that stabbed Cronin. Murderer had on a blue shirt, went into Tiernay's door, and I saw him no more.

Captain Wilkinson here remarked that he had arrested Clancey coming out of Tiernay's back gate, and sent him straight to the cage.

Timothy Murphy, (recalled;) None of my party had on a blue shirt, and I saw no one who had.

Officer Blankinship, sworn; Murphy told me this morning that he was so drunk last night that he couldn't recollect anything that took place after he came out of the house.

John Tiernay, sworn; I know nothing about this murder. I shut my door the moment I heard the noise. I saw no one in a blue shirt there, though there might have been, No one could have passed in before I shut the door. I shoved a whole lot men out as I was about to shut my door. I looked it. Don't know one of them.

Mrs. Driscoll (recalled).--I saw a man with Clancey and Murphy at my house last night, and I warned Clancey to have nothing to do with him. I have seen this man with a soldier's Cap. &c., on, but I have heard he is no soldier, and that he was in jail last week. I heard him say that no one in Richmond knew his name.

Patrick Larkin, sworn I know the man Mrs. Driscoll speaks of. He calls himself Burns. He often calls himself ‘"the old man's son,"’ and he is best known by that title, I saw him last night about the time of the murder, in Mrs. Driscoll's yard. He tried to get into her house, but couldn't Then he tried at another house, and finally escaped through the back part of the yard, but whither he went I don't know, nor just where he got out.

Upon this evidence, as the reader will have inferred, the jury rendered a verdict that the deceased ‘"came, to his death from a wound inflicted in his left side by some sharp instrument in the hands of some person unknown to the Jury."’

Clancey was committed to jail, and will be before the Mayor this morning for further examination. In the mean time the officers of the law will search for additional testimony and other suspected persons.

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