Touching scene in a Court-room.
--On Tuesday evening last Elizabeth Allison
was convicted at Westchester
, Pennsylvania, of poisoning her step-daughter, and sentenced to ten years and six months confinement in the Eastern Penitentiary
The convict, who, during the whole trial, had exhibited much stoicism, received her sentence with indifference, remarking to a bystander that ‘"she had never been to Philadelphia
anyhow,"’ nor had she ‘"ever ridden in a railroad car."’ A few minutes before the adjournment of the Court
, and before the crowd in attendance had dispersed, she was told of the death of one of her children.
She had had no intelligence of its illness, and the shock was terrible.
The mother's heart was touched, and swaying back and forth, she wrung her hands and broke out in loud and most piteous lamentations, drawing a crowd of curious spectators around her. The crowd was asked to disperse, which was done, and the Sheriff
speedily had a carriage in readiness, and the prisoner and her babe were at once taken to the jail.