Ebenezer Cox, the murderer of Mr. Dunn, late Superintendent at Harpers Ferry, has made a full confession of his crime and has accussed seven other persons of having been accessary to the murder. The particulars of this horrible act are few. He went in to the Superintendent’s office, set his gun down, in order to destroy all suspicion, and asked Mr. Dunn for employment in the armory. This being refused, he immediately took up the gun and presented it at Mr. D’s head. Mr. Dunn immediately threw up his hand, exclaiming, “My God!” when the muzzle was lowered to his breast, and the gun fired.– Cox immediately left the office which was so filled with smoke. He did not know that the shot had taken effect.
Four of the men implicated have been arrested and committed to jail upon the evidence of Cox, but we have not heard of any corroborating testimony. They will be tried today by an examining court.
Since the above was put in type, two others of the seven implicated have voluntarily surrendered themselves, and will undergo an examination on Monday next. [Free Press.
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