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imr so. about the coldness of the cell; to which Dr. Webster replied, that his extremities were freezing.
The party in the coach with Dr. Webster, went down to the Medical College. I ran down there, by myself, first •topping at my house. I arrived there just as the party had got into the Professor's back room, up stairs. Two of the officers accompanied him, holding him up, one on each side. Thry proposed to open the back private room, and inquiry was made for the key. Prof. Webster said that Mr. Clapp bad taken it from him with his other keys. The door was then forced. The key for the privy-door down stairs, was asked for. The Professor said that it hung up on a nail at the end of the shelf. A key was found; and I think that Mr l.ittlefield and Mr. Starkweather went down to try it. They came back, saying that it did not fit; and Dr. Webster said that some one, then, had taken it away. We then went down stairs into the laboratory, and the privy-door under the stairs was broken open.
We stayed in the laboratory some ten or fifteen minutes. I r» member hearing something said there about the bones being found in the furnace, and a request being made to let every thing stay as it was, till the coroner's jury should meet. We went from the laboratory out to the trap-door, which affords an entrance under the building. Some of the party went down and handed up parts of a human body: — a pelvis, the right thigh, and right leg; I think it was the rurht thigh and right leg. They were brought out and placed where Professor Webster could see them, upon a board. I d«d not hear him make any remark about them. He appeared about the same as before, a good deal excited, and had to bo supported by the officers. He stood some eight or nine fert distant from the parts of the body. After looking at thttn some little time, the party turned away, and Dr. Webster was taken back to the carriage and the jail.
I was at the Medical College, the next afternoon, (Saturday, i when other parts of the body were found. We were search in tz the premises, and I was in the upper laboratory, or back room, when I was called by some one down below, say in? that they had made further discoveries. 1 went down, and officer Puller and some others were then drawing a teacher out into the door, to overturn it. They turned it over, and the thorax and thigh came out imbedded in tan. The thurh was inside of the ribs, put in so that the ends of the nb» hail left marks upon it. This was the left thigh. A large knife fell out of the tan; I should call it a jack-knife.
A string went round the body and leg, for the purpose, as it seemed, of lashing them together. These limbs were taken out and washed, and put with the others, and given into the charge of the officers. I saw the medical gentlemen examining them, Sunday.
I was at the Medical College, Sunday afternoon, when a pair of slippers and pantaloons, with spots of blood on them, were found by officers Butman and Heath. Dr. C. T. Jackson was also present. Mr. Butman found the pants in a clothes'-press, at the head of the stairs leading to the laboratory. Dr. Jackson directed that they should be kept carefully, in order that Dr. Wyman might examine whether they had blood upon them; and they were wrapt up in paper, and, I think, Mr. Butman took charge of them. A large knife, with a silver sheath or handle, was also found by officer Heath, Sunday afternoon, when I was present. I was also there when a saw was found, with something on the handle, looking like prints of blood; a hand-saw, some twelve or fifteen inches long.
I was present when the limbs were put together, by Dr. Lewis. I think it was on Monday morning. The general appearance of the body was that of Dr. Parkman. He was tall, and very slim. I should say, about five feet, ten and a half inches, high. He was straight, and small over the hips. He was light complexioned; his hair, sandy; his under jaw was prominent. I should not like to say positively, that the parts of the body which I saw were Dr. Parkman's.
[Objection was here made to a question put by Mr. Bemis, whether the witness had ever known Dr. Parkman to use profane language. On the statement being made, that it was proposed to connect the testimony with the witness's own actions, or to implicate the defendant in an untrue statement, as would hereafter be proved, the objection was waived.] I have heard Dr. Parkman use severe language, but never, a profane word; and I have seen him under circumstances calculated to produce the greatest excitement.
I remember hearing Professor Webster remind Mr. Littlefield that it was time, or nearly time, to ring the bell for lecture, when we were at the Medical College, on the Tuesday's examination before the arrest.
Cross-examined by Mr Sohier. — The morning after the arrest, I searched Professor Webster's house at Cambridge, in company with officers Clapp and Spurr, and officer Sanderson, of Cambridge. I made a second search, there, about the
12w of December. We had a search-warrant on the first occasion, but not on the second. Mr. Starkweather was with me the last time.
Dr. Parkman would use plain language in talking with people, who, he thought, had dealt dishonestly with him. If a man had acted knavishly towards him, he would n't hesitate to tell him so; but I never heard him use a profane word. I never heard him use harsh language in asking for payment of money, when treated with civility. Mr. Clapp and the other officers took up some of the minerals and examined them out of curiosity, on the occasion of the Tuesday's visit to Dr. Webster's apartments. The minerals were all about the vicinity of the tea-chest; on the shelves and the boxes. I can't say whether any were taken from the chest itself. I think Dr. Webster spoke of ringing the bell for lecture, Tuesday, just as we were going out. I observed the fire in the furnace before looking at the minerals; also before going to the privy. I think that Dr. Webster stood, at the time I looked under the grate, by the bench near the window, and was talking with Mr. Clapp.
The door of the small back private room was open, when Mr. Clapp put his head in: —far enough open, for me to have seen the bottles on the shelves. Professor Webster let us into the lecture-room himself, when we knocked. Mr. Littlefield knocked. 1 don't know that there was anything peculiar about the knock. I do n't remember the conversation which occurred in the lecture-room. We did n't remain there but some two or three minutes. Dr. Ainsworth was with us some part of the time. I can't tell who produced the key to the receptacle when we looked in there. Monday, Dr. Webster was in his working-dress, with a pair of overalls on, or an apron and a cap on. It was the same with him, Tuesday. When we knocked the first time, Tuesday, Littlefield left us for something, and went down stairs. In coming back, he met us just as we were going down stairs, and told us that Dr. Webster was in there, and he could make him hear, and then gave the knocks, as I have before spoken of.
I only traced Dr. Parkman to the Medical College by inquires: no other way. I do n't know what became of the tan in the tea-chest. I did n't examine it to see if it contained blood. I am positive that I saw tan in the tea-chest, and minerals on top of it. The saw which I have spoken of, was a carpenter's fine hand-saw, with a ridge on the back of it; such as butchers use for sawing bones. I examined the knife found Uj the tea-chest, and saw rusty spots on it. I do n't
know whether it was from blood or not, On the knife found up stairs, the Turkish knife or yataghan, there were very slight marks, supposed to be blood.
Patrick Mcgowan, sworn, — examined by Mr. Bemis. I was the house-servant of the late Dr. George Parkman, and now live with Mrs. Parkman. I have lived with the family, since the 16th of September last.
I remember the day of the Doctor's disappearance. Somebody called at the house that morning, and inquired for the Doctor. I did n't know the person, and he did n't give me his address. I think that I should not know the person, if I saw him. I can't say that it was the prisoner. He called between eight and nine, I should think. I do not recollect any other person's calling about that time in the morning. The Doctor was crossing the entry from the breakfast-room at the time of the person's calling, and stepped to the door. I heard something said about the Doctor's meeting the person, or answering the question, if he would meet him at some place, at halfpast one o'clock; and I understood the Doctor to answer, "yes," that "he would meet him there."
I last saw the Doctor, about eleven o'clock, that day, and have never seen him since.
He was very punctual at his meals. I never knew him absent from dinner, at the regular hour, but once, while I lived there ; and then he came in before the family had finished.
Cross-examined by Mr. Sohier. — The Doctor kept no other man-servant while I was there. I attended the door that morning. Some other persons called during the course of the morning; not many. I did not tell any of them, that the Doctor had gone out of town for the day.
Robert G. Shaw, sworn, — examined by Mr. Clifford. I am the brother-in-law of the late Dr. George Parkman. He would have been sixty years old in February following his decease. He was well acquainted with the defendant; but for how many years he had been so, I am unable to say. The first that I knew of his lending Dr. Webster money, was when I told him of his having sold me his minerals.
The last time that I saw Dr. Parkman, was on the day of his disappearance. He called at my house between nine and ten o'clock in the morning of that day, and we walked down to State street together. He appeared to be in very good health and good spirits. We parted about ten o'clock, at the Merchants' Bank.
Saturday morning, (the next day,) Mrs. Parkman sent for me, and I went in and found her in great distress, from the absence of her husband, who had not been home since yesterday. I went from the house directly to his brother's, the Rev. Dr. Francis Parkman, (also my brother-in-law,) and informed him of the Doctor's absence, and thence to Mr. Edward Blake's office in Court street, my nephew, to concert means for making inquiries for him. There was some suspicion on our minds, at first, in regard to a man who had been punished for stealing from the Doctor's house; and we sent to the attorney who had defended him, and found that that man was away from the city, and had not been in it recently. We then went to the City Marshal's, between ten and twelve o'clock, and engaged him to have inquiries made through the police. That evening, an advertisement was inserted in the newspapers by my direction, giving notice of the Doctor's disappearance. I offered a reward subsequently, of $3,000, for information in regard to him, and one of $1,000, for the discovery of his body. I do n't remember the days on which they were advertised. During the whole week succeeding, I was consulted, and took an active interest in the investigations.
1 knew of the discovery of the remains, on the night of the 30th of November; have seen them since they were arranged and put together. [The Attorney General having here asked the witness, " whose body, in his opinion, the remains constituted apart of?" and objection having been made by the counsel for the defence, to the question being answered, the Court intimated that the inquiry would be proper, if put in the shape, "what appearances, if any, did the witness observe, showing a resemblance to any person ?"— antecedent to the statement of his opinion.] I saw appearances about these remains, which induced me to believe them to belong to the body of Dr. George Parkman. These were principally the color and kind of hair, on his breast and leg, which exactly corresponded with what I had seen. The hair upon his breast, I had seen previously; but that on his leg, I had seen in November last; not a great while before his disappearance. He came to my house early one morning, — a cold morning, — without anysurtout; and to my remark, "that he wasn't dressed warm enough," he replied, that he had not on even drawers, and pulled aphis pantaloons to show it. I have seen him open his breast m »uch a way as to show how much it was covered with hair, before. I could not identify the leg, so well from the complexion of the hair, as the breast. The form, size, and