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WINNSBORO, S. 0.
WIM81Ol0l At. C., OUT. 31, 1866.
II. A. GAIl4LA1l11 R1)TOr.
D. B.'McCltI U () 1IT, AssocrA-I El n.
The following gentlenon ure re..
quested to act. as Ageflts for the .1b .
Major A. D. HII.rIAnn---RULky
Mount, Bosier Parish, La.
T. P. SLaDER---harloston, 1. C.
t. 8. DESPORTEs-idgcway, H. 0.
Major Wu. lr.Ll.-Mont icq.llo, S. C.
H. B. MCMASTER-ltossvillo, S. C.
Dr. J. L. MARTIN-JaCksoi's C(1reek,
.DAVID EKI--Allston,81. C.
J. WV. McCatmon-r-Salomi Chuireb,
The Court adjourned on Thursday
*bout dark. T'lie business of this
wook, though embracing few cases,
was perhaps the most important of aill
the terms of the Court of General Ses
140n thadt havUe trinspireld in this
place. There wore ito loss than three
indiotments for murdr-the !!rst, the
State vs. Jas, L. lMartil, clarged with
theimurdor of Jno. P. Bell ; the
second, the same vs Levy M. Boliek
and Robert B. hliek,- charged with
the murder of Julius ilain, freedmani;
and tho third tho samo I.s lenry (as
ties, charged with the murder of
Charles Young, froodman.
In the first case, the Jury retuirnil
a verdict of "not, guilty." The con
elusion of th test inony in this case
will be found inl another column (if
the NEvs of to-day. The Jury were
out all night of Wednesday, ind didi
not return until nearly ten o'clock A.
M. on Thursday, whein they rendered
a verdict as follows :
"Robert 11. Bolick, not giilty
Levy-M Iolick, guilty of naIIlaugh
In tle third caso, the Jury were out
about an hour perhaps, whek they re
turned with verdiet of "iot guilty.''
In the easo of Levy M. IBoliek
against whom was found a vord ict of
"guilty of manslaughter," he was sen
tonced to all imprisonment for twelve
months and a fine of jive hundred dol
The peculiar circumstanes of this
case we cannot now attempt to detail.
Mr. Boliek is'a highly respecta.Ile
citint nf' t.him Tht.rict, aumd has maiy
friends to sympathize with him an1id
his fail ihi tile unfortunate eondition
into which untoward events have
TRIAL OF DR. J. L. MARiTIN.
Theo Court con tinuedi its sittings on
Tuesday. The ordler for 10 o'clock
was the ease of the State vw. Jan. L.
Martin,.charged with the killing of
Jno. P., Bell on the 9th of April, 1863.
Tho'Judge upon01 reaiding the caset from
the docket, ws inL~rmedl by the S.'i
citor,- (I. D). Me~ltoni, ]Esq. and the
coiunsol of thie accused, Al[esirs. J. M.
Rultland~ and J. I. M~c~anits, that they
wvere roady' for thle trial. WI'hereupoln
*the noenised was arraignied, antd, a ter
the usual prelinminaries, the inidiet
mont to which the prisoner' plead' must
guilty, ,was read by the clerk ina an
agitated voice. Refore piroceedhing Lto
record the testimony in this dase, it is
Progofto state briefly a few facts.
'2 he~ poouliar cirecumst.ancmos (of this~
case .made tile reading of the im d
ment an affect ing mailttor, for hore was
the acensed charged with' the murder
"with malice aforethoughit" of one
who was a bosonm. frioend. Ihoth the
deceased and the prisoner at the bar
wore worthy,- reotable, hionoralbho
and m itob1 geont cit'izens. Honee tile
.the fiends of both could( not but bie
touched by the affecting oircumnatamn
00s aittenlding tild ease.
- - At this stage of proceeding in thie
case. the .Orand Jury ontoried and
made their presentment. The re
ported the jail, withsoe lg ex
coptions, mI good condtiition, and a safe
piae of conflinmint. Several of the
roads wero reported~( in .bmad orde~r.
.'he road leadig from WVinnsboro to
Rocky Mount w as repo tced in aconidi..
tion ;so too the roads to Boll's Bridge,
.Brown's Bridge, and the road loading
from Trapp's Store to Columbia ; and
in add ition to these, the roadi fromt
(VThnsboro to Doko,thle mlainl road lead.
lng to. Polumbia via Sandy Loivel,
andfromn Millin-bs M'ill to (Columiibiai
.is Honor; the Judge, thankdd the
Grand Jury for a pronmpt dischargo of
their dity, was pleased wi the re
. ort, and discharged them.
The trial of the onapital case was
now resumed. Dr. Vi'. K. TFurner be
ing sworn and examined by the'Solioi
tor,tcstilicd in substance as follows:f
Witness was attheo house of J. P.
Soll, deceased, the day lie wvas killed.
DceOased was killed by a roek thirown
from the hand ~of prisoner, Dr. iJas. L,.
M:t 6p the 9thi of April, 1863, an~d
in the District of Fairflold. 'Witness,
Dr. .Newtonl Martin and the prisoner
*rode up to the house of deceased and
stopped unear thle yard fence. Onie of
the patty called to the . deceas'ed who
cante to the door, and then to the
front nato. Deceased began to tease
~ree about'thme manner he wasR sit
%4w~i bie..,horso. Meceased maiked
6*tefas whip loe had. - i his
angl hioh, when girisoner, had
-:~1 oner threeo times upos the left thigh.
Prlsoner, toddceased ntt u
him yithth whp Prsnrhn
Alighted from his horse, - picked
up the smaller one of two rocks
lying by the feuco, and crossed over
he feco with said rocks in his hand.
-The rock was of a size to fill his hand.
Deceased retreated a few steps and
got bolindit a tree. The prisoner fol
lowed and took a position on tho oppo
site side ofibc same tree.
I leard pri.,onerthon toll deceased to
c10Me i ron i ahind OthE tree, which de
eCas1-ed dochIned to dv.
[iHore the witiess placed himself in
the position ht,e szaw deceatsed inl inst
so lie turned hi hie whenl attrarited
by (It Soilli of the - blow upion the
head of decea.sed.] -
Saw the prisoner strike d*-oased
then with the butt of the whip.
Prisoier got the whip from the deco'd
and struck deceased t.w iec with the lash
eind, rachig il aroull the tree to (10 it.
Witesi ci. not know ltoV prisoner
got the whip f1roi deceased. h'rison
er's horse ming , o 'righftened aOrted
ofi. Vitneoss it the reqluest of prison
Vr canght the horead h00.itced him.
HieardI i soid and looking romid saw
tle rock which prisoier had had in
his lan:a1d bouncing llf from deceased.
)id nto)t "en it strike deceased. Saw
that deceased hand stinki downi upllonl his
,eceliael remained insnsibule ln)
cil his (I eat h1. The liffr oceCdiT4(l
bet ween le avul tivd t e u o'clock.
'lie, sitroku ISv o. a little above and he
hind tho !-- d ear. The Skinl was very
sliitly inijn.ried. ThIere was iiothinig
to justily tei opinion that -Icro was
lilly fracture of the skuill. )id :it
know where deceased received tie
stroke oh tie -whiip in the hands of the
prisoner. Witness believed the iml
Mediato caue of deatli was the rup
Cure -W Ia blood vessel about the head
W itiess, the prisonier ad Dr. New.
toll Mart in the only oles present.
I)eeeased was carried into the piazza
of the hu . Witness rOmaned with
deceased uit il )r. Brice arriVed, when
lie was called off to ot her patieit.
Was 'aot with deceased wheim l11' died.
Did iiot know whiat, hour of tlie Inight
ho died. Wt early part of Iight.
l'risol.tr aslu decosed Were first cous
ins. They were on g-,d terms, were
extremicly friendly, amd associated a
great dual togeter. 'll wilo of dec
eeaised wai iot it home. Did not
laow how far she %as away. She was
:mnt for that night. There was a note
nent to her. Did not know who wrote
it. [At this point a note was hanide d
witness whichi he recognized ais th
hand-writing of prisoner.] Did not
know what hour of the day the wife of
deceased reached home1, but before the
deat.h of deceased.
Uross-exrmincd. Witness the prison
1 allod Now(on1 Martin were conitng
from Douglass' Mill. Dr. Newton lar
till owint-l tle whip. Prisoner g0*the
whi p from Newton Mart in after ptassing
Widonoter's aij)parontly to (tuieken up
ill .. - . r 4 wian s Tero eis
in to Nerwtoni Mart in. Theare wvas a
coniversation about (deceasxed byv the
three before thec& reaichod~ his hi:'.-a.
N ewt on Matdin sa id that deceased had
been dragged into the chlirch by his
wife and amother. Prisonier said lie
thought niot, but holievelddneenised to
be a true Christian. Prisaoner lad the
whip in his hand when they I(11 rode
up to deceased's feiie. ])ee cased got
it fromn plrisoner
It wa is a plautted whip,piorhiaps about
three feet Ilng anld tw~o iinches in eit..
eumfereoe,-sneh a wip'i~ aS is used
for buggy drivinig. D~eceased sitruckl
prisoner reacinag over the fence,
thrneet times priet ty hard . P.risoner
got the rock outside of the palank fencee.
lTim feince was not fair froma the door
ot- the hiasc-an ord inary plaink
fiance aibout. tour feet high. 'i'hio tree
was four or five steps from the fenoco,
niighier fence t hani house, ad about
thei size ut' a main's lai d. P'irisone r
struck lh co used rouad he i.tree.Di
not. know whiether d(eeased approieh-.
ed prisonter fro th~ le oppiosito1 side ~ of
the t roe,-nst haive moved towairids
pisonei1r as lie wvas nearer prisonaer
when witness sa1w deCcased down upon
his kne t han when lie saw himit be..
hInd the tree. E'xaminoiid dueconsod's
head after. he received thie blow. Saw
prisoner strike deceaused with (lie butt
end of the whip, while dhecasedl was
in the position witness had shown.
D)id not know how prisonier had got
thme whip. Sawv ao other imark of' vio
lence upon the (deconsedl except where
thme rook struck him. Believed the rock
wasx the sole cause of the maort al wound.
.1Did not see decased on tho0 ground.
lHe saunk dowin with his legs doubledl un
dher hiim. iDid niot see hain lower thana
that. Witness gave mneTical aid. Pris
onor took an active part in giving aid.
Prisoner was altected ini the highest do
gree by the misfortuneo; expreassed regre
as 8ool1 as lbe had a chance, and( that if
possible lie wvould die in hais (deconsed)
place. Prisoner lived aubotnt t I rco mnies
from deceased. Prisoner was married
at I hat time, and was~ deconsed's family
Re-exmmincd lby Solicitor.--Did. not
think the three lijcks given 'in anger.
Deconsedh and prisoner wvoro in the habit
of moeting aind playing togotheor. D)o.
ceasedl was'struck at, by prisonier while
behind the tree. WVhen witness next
sa1w thenm they were on the samne sido of
the tree. Did not so deceased fall, but
saw him ini the position in wihh
lie had fallen. Witness's attention was
drawvn to thao.two, deceased was oni the'
same side of the tree with pirisotner, n'nid
closo enough to be struck withI thme
whip. Witness thainks 'prisoner quick
tempered and irritable.
John S. Douglass was iext swvorn
and( examiined by the Solicitor.
Witness sawv doccased the day hio was
inljured, about two o'clock. WVas going
onl lis plantation and met, the lioy going
for Dr. BIrieo Weont to see deceased,
and found him propped tip in the house.
Stayed all one might. Had no conver
sation with prisoner.
Dr. Brico then asworn and examitned
by thie Solicitor.
Witness was alled to 600 dcea,
and fam id b':m inlsens1.ibio. 'Exainined
Lihe injury. Found a scratch on the
lft side of the head. It appeared to
lo a scratch after the hair was shaved
off.- Found no other injuries stiicintet to
causo death. Aemainied with dc-'ased
until niic o'c .c next day. Witness
thinks cause of death was an oppressioi
of thlo brain by the blood 11poul it.
WitMness conveyed with pisoner.
Prisoier said ie and decea'sed bad tii
soled. Udleratood that back parl. of,
deceased's head had struck the root of a
tree. I leard the fa2ts first from i)r.
Turner. Did intend to talk with priso
nier about it, but was takeii sick and had
iiv(r doic so. Li ved aboit eig0ht
mi le from the deceased. Mrs. Bll's
father lives about twenity.fh-o ioilei
from her limi. She- was setit for that
night. after witne.s got thore. Wit ness
know Wloth yojig im<n-dc.eased 'Trom
inaiicy, manl prisoier for some timo.
Prisonrer and ltecrasol was -.lvavr vry
friien1dl V. HAd mtt t hei seeral imes.
they.were apt to tussol, or do somethiin
of tI kind, whiciever togetlr. .No
minpest i'hel Ihat witiness kiew of.
Witeiss lived betweenlt Seveif aind eight
Nebkne~ofht. 1171171,r lirlv 1o
ti ued.-Witniess though t deati was
cauiised by the blow flromt (Ie - rock.
Dis.covered no4) i inIjry exce pIt pol tho
left side of the head. 8k in not cut.
Such a stroke on any part of the body
mnight not have done anly ijry ; eveni
on other parts of the head, aw til hmve
done none. Don't. Ie' i emrber thit r)-.
Titrnker statend why the al'a ir should
be ou3)t secret. Doit't inutember that
Dr. Iet'in said prisone' regIested
thi.s sinlvbl be done for social purposes.
le might i"'.'C told witi. es .9" but
witncss did not recoltvct it.
The question in rogard to wist Ir.
Turner told witness -boing repeated
several times by consel for defend
ant, some interruption took plac when1
the Judge asked wit ness as fellows:
"Do you ir edoleet positively that
Dr. .. Titrner in that conversation told
y3oI why the matter was kept secret I"
I len..-"l would not be positivo
A'a otirmm (Cinthaued.-Did not
kntotw that ducea.4ed was more active
thIkan prisone(r, probably was. JDlid not
know that. de eased was a better man
--they iniever tested their 1es)pectivo
strength that wituss knew of.
Rev. J. P Bo!/e, sw,>rnA.-W itnless
ijaw deceased beforo his death after
the injury. Wont to his house be
twoen d and 5 o'clock. Lived a milo
and a half from decoased. Found at
the house the prisoner, Newto Mar-,
tim and some others. The deceased
was unconscions. Had only one
bruise on his head, and there wa1s one
about the size of a dolhir on his hip,
the spot red and of a bloody appear
ance. Had some conversation with
prisoner. Prisoner said he and do
oonnoel had been mcuMIing, and lie could
hardly say how it happened. Witness
heard nothing mnore at that time. Was
1(101or 12 days before lie heard the
facts of the ense. No inquest was
held, certain ol' it. .Witness staiyed
.with dleceased', anmd would halvo knowni
it. Witness heard first statemlent
fr'om Newton Martin, who made it to
wvitness, to Uhas. Bell, brother of do.
consed, andl to Mi's. Bell, widow of'de
conisedl. Witness did not know where
Newton Maritin is-idea in the neigh
bhioi'od is that ho is in L ouisiana.
Crocss-exa mined. --Dr). Neon i Mair
tiln gave no reason wh y the matter was
kept concealed, that witness recolleet
ed. Did not remnembier that lie said
that prisoner wanted it kept seet for
the priosenit for' social puritposes ; it
might, have bueen so, all were d iscon
eer'tedl. Such explanat ion ought to
havo been given. TJhiought "that de
eense5(d aind pirisouners weire both memi
heris of the ('hu rch . Pr'iisoiner noiw a
mem tberI, (so fari as wi tness knew,) of'
,Jack.oon Creek ( Presbyrteriani) ('huireh.
Witniss is wvel luecuainted wit h pr'is
onier. Relieves .he is sul'eing umlor'
great deet physically. IDoecrsed
[[e wvas more than a match for the
pr'isoner in a scunnie. While witness
and~ pr'isoner sat together' by the pal
lot on which dheceasedl lauy, prisoner
said to witness "somoil (one else will
have to pr'escribe, for my unfortunato
connection with this afl'air prevent
my doeing so." Witness thought pris
onor expressodl regret oni that occasion.
D eceased and prsoe weiro cousins.
Dceeased's f'at her ' cud somei t wenty
y'ear's ago. James Martiin, father of
pr11is'onerl was guiardian of dlece'ased.
P risoner h ad prac1t iicd in famiily of
deconsed f'or, probably, a year or two.
Prisoner was ittimate with that .fami
At this point tho Solicitor oflere~d
the note written by thie prisoner' to'
the wvife of deceased on the night of
the day the latter was inijuired. Heo
als ofitrod (the affidavit made Dr.
Newton M~Iartin upon application of
prisonuer for bail. The prisoner's
counsel objected. The Judge ruled
out the affidavit.
At the close of the testimony, Mr.
Rutland op)ened the argument for the
defence, ini a brief, clear, pointed and
The Solicitor,0C. D. Molton, Esq.,
followed in an ablo and searching ar
gunent, showing great legal knowi
edge and aiciumien.
Mr. Mcanite closed in an earniest
and1( iinipressiv'o appeal in behalf of
Thmechar~ge of the Judge was gi von
in his charaotoriatie style.
Th'le Jury retired at twenty minutes
before 3.-1 M., and after ani a'bsonoo
of just one hour, returned with a vor
diet of "Not Guilty."
Prisoner's Counsel muoved for an or..
der to discharge him without a day;
which being granted Dr. Martin do'
weonded from thofrisonor's box amid
the conlgratulations of his friond#,
FRIAL OF LEVY DOLIOK AND RoDERT D.
On Wednesday. October at, wa
tried this, blessrs. McCauts and Rion
boing 'ounsel for the defendant, This
case was indictment for the 0. io
Julius lain, froodman, by Levy ML
Bolick and his nephow Robt.-1. Bo
lick. The Solicitor, Mr. Melton, stat
ed the points iii tho.case ho expected
Lt will be proper here to. stato the
cane circuimLI1antially that thte reader
miay ft('low the course of the ovidenceu
j ulins Rhain (Colored) lived in
a sumll house on the premises of the
estate ofonie Stevenson, inl the neihi
borhood of Levy M. lBoliok. Mr. Bolich
emplojed Blaini to dA some carpen ter
ij g for hiin. In iho ineantime the pro
prietor proe, of the hous occvupied
by Bilin secured an order frommi the
'rVoost 311arshal3 il Chester, isAued tc
said Blinii, mid dircetiig him to va
cuate aid house. l r. IBuliek, the jol
Undortaken foI. himll by in ili not be0li
completed, interposed inl Blainl's 1)
half, and asked the iperson having con
trol of tihe promiises to lot lBlaiiin r.e
ma11 in ll the house until ie had finisih
ed workihg for him, and that he ( lo
lick) would be 'respoisible for Blai
as long as lie worked and behaved]
hilmself', and aftr t hat, would 8Wo thai
lain vacated the house.
'Soon after this, Blaini's work as well
as his conduct not satisfying his m.
ployer, Blain was told by Bolidk thal
lie need work no longer for him
Shortly afterwards, too, lie was inform.
ed by his employer that lie must then
leave the house ho occupied, as h(
(Bolick) was relponsible that ho shoulk
leave. Onl a certain Sunday L. M
Bolick notilied Blatin ~ that hie would]
expect him to vacate the house thc
next Tuesday. When Tuesday came
,ick rode over to the said house, iu
with two ofhers, to see thai
the louse be va;,ced by Blain and ii
family, and while the I' on that busi
nens the unfortuunto vireym' istance:
arose which led to the killing of t"
freodiman Julius Blain. 0
Jas. . Stre.son., s$wOrnll.--Witiess
was present tO day deceased was kill.
ed. Occurred oi the 25th Sept. last.
Witness, the two prisoners, Mary
Brice (colored) and Harriet Blain
wife of deceased wero present. Lov v
Boliek is half-brother to Robert Bo.
lick's father. Witness accompanied
the prisoners to the place that morn
ing. Levy asked witiiess to ride there
With him, and said lie was going there
to put dece s'ed out of tle house. Wit
ness lived three qitarters of a mil
from the house. The prisoner, Levy,
first came to time house of witoss.
R1obert eane afterwards. All three
left the house togethier. When they
got to thetw house, L'cvy [askod wife of
(Ieceased where deceased wnis. Sh
said tie was not at luono. Levy sixid
to her that lie had coi to se thei
out of the house. She said she could
n ot put uio -things out., ha1il nt pain Inl
tier arm. Levy said lie would hielp
her. IDceonl's wife and daughter
began to put out tlhinmgs, and deceased
came up diviing a wagoni. Levy said
to deceased "hurry upl Julius, hurry
up I've come to see the things out."
Io espoke this in his 'usual mannier.
D)econsed see'med slow, and the prison
er, Levy, said again "hurry up, Ju.
lius, hurry up, I want to see. these
things ont before I leave." .Deceascd
spoke a little rash 'and said "Mr.'Ho
lick, what makes you impose on mec ?'
Levy said "I havn't imposed on you,
but you imposed on mnc at my -owin
hotuse, whein you drew a rock oin-me.'
Dlecsd said "no, you took one to
me." Lgevy saidl "noe, I lkaw you coin
ing at me witth one first." Decensed
oskdt wvitine.is to help him put singo
thing in tte wagon, anid witness went
then to thme ptae where thie fire was at
which th'e.y cookedl, thore being no
ohi iney to the house. Witness heard
wifIe of deceased tell Levy to hutsh
talking aniy more to deceased: Levy
said to ther to ma~ke Julius hnsh and
bie would hush. Levy wanitod to knmow
of deceased where that pistol was tic
was going to shoot 1p00ple wvith. Dc..
4esed said he would (lie before Levy
should see it that day. Deceased
got upion the wagon, got 'down
and picked up a pair of heavy tongs,
got on the front of a~g~im and downi
agin and1( weut to thme hind end' of
blan wagon where the met Levy Bolick.
Witness was niot paiying strict aitten
tion at that time. Witness hieard1
-tomoe strokes, anid looking saw Bolick
g.backwards. Saw doooased draw
u p the tongs, and 01)0n at the front of
is pantIs, and witness, saw a pistol,
. ot up and saw deceased pulling at
hoi pistol fastened .aronnd his waist
ithi a loather strap. Iheard Levy
eill to Robert to come there with thme
pistol ; witniess looked to see if' Rtobt.
had a pistol, Robert stepped forward,
but witnmess was nmot noticing partieu
larly. Witness' then heard two. re.
ports anld cite cap break. ,Witness
theon looked at them, and heard the
wife of deceased say to deceased
"rn. He did run. Levy. turned
aroundi~ and when witniess saw blood( on
his face, asked hiimi if tie (Bla in) shot
him there. Levy said lie thought hio
(Bllaiin) tiad struck him thoere with the
tongs, and thoe ball had just brushed
fnfuer'rogated by thec Judge --Dceased
got down to get tthe tongs, mand got Tip
again oni thme double-treo of the wagon.
Prisoner, Levy, standing by and said
inthiw'. Did not pay attention as to
how they met. Julius went rotmnd to
the rear whore IBoliok was, with the
tongs held at the fire cnd. B~oliok
had~ono tca.the hinid end of the tra ch.
When Julius pieked up thme tongs,.do.
1 ok was at the fore end of the wagon.
When they met the strokes borkmeno
ddl. Witness heard the strokes and
ipoking saw Julius draw up the tongs,
anid fumbl'o with him left hand for his
ystol in his pants.
,l&'aminat ion resumd.--Fitness, no..
tlood no oeitomient. When d~cooased
droved up~ with the wagon, Boliok was
iot angry, and not ntil Junli...e
up the tongi did ho become so. After
the strokes hearl Levy call to Robert
to "shoot, shoot." Julius had his pis
tol tied with a leather strap, drew it
out of his pants as far as the strap
would lot it come, and got the muzzle
turned from him. At that time heard
Levy say to Robert shoot, shoot.
Levy did not seem angry until li
got into the fray ; talked as ho usual
ly did when he Wld deceased to hurry
up. Both wore angry whein wife of
deconsed said to prisoner pleaso hush
and lot Julius alone. Bolick said
mildly, "Julius, hurry and got these
things out of the house." Deceased
ran about 100 yards before he fell.
Witness hoard one or two reports after
doecased rui. One was fired by Levy
Holiek with shot gun whioh was lying
near his horse, sone ten stops from t.lie
wagon. Levy got the gun after Julius
ran. Deceased was about 50 or 60
yards from prisoier when tie shot the
gun. Wit ness examined deceased,
but found no wound in his back. lie
was lying 5n his face ,when wiutness
camiie up to him jiust after ho fell.
lievy went upl) with witness. Witness
thought Juljus was not hurt. Leo y
told deceased to ackinowl -lgo 1e luid
done wronig, and he would iiot iturt
hhm. Witness-might have said so too.
Deceasedi never spoke.
Deceased looked angry when lie
first came uop to the house with the
wagon. lie. was there a few ,ainutes
before he spoke. Levy asked wife of
deconsod if hebdidn't leave word for
them to be out of the house by Tues
I day morning. Can't say that Levy
said thie same to Julis. Ile did say
to Julius to horrv up, that he wantc
hin to get out .cfore hie left, ie
hurried Julius the second time. Wife
of deceamscd spoko % ry freely to Levy
not to say any nmoro to Julius. Levy
told her to make deccaie( hush and lie
would hush. 'Bol ick was not responsi
ble for the rent of the house, nor did
lie own the hous'o on the land.
Cross-cxa nd.--Lovy Bolick did
am going to put Julius out and
so the do,"r shut before I leave." A
few bjdles ha :1 been put out, before
deceased cane to tfud housc. Levy
helped > pIt the t12."S ot.- Prison
or (Levy) saw a table outado ti door
with Ia broken leg and several iings
on it, and told them to put no more
on it or it would break down. Jlobt.
Boliek is a nepihew of ."evy. Levy
guardian of Robert sinco (60 or 61.)
Witness not certahi that Levy was
Robert's guardian after the death of
his father and until tho death of his
mother. Robert is not of age,, per
hups 18 or 19. Land belong to t1le
estate of Jas. Stevenson. Robert and
his sister are -heirs of that estate.
Levy liis all along managed Tie estate.
Tle administrator of time estato 16t his
younger brother live on the place.
Julius went to the house by perm is
sion of Hugh Stevenson. Witness
saw an order to Julius to vacate the
house. [llere an order wvas shown
witness, which ho identified as the
same ho alluded to.) (At this point
the writer lost the connoction in the
Witness went with Levy Ilolick to
the house occupied by the deceased on
thme Sunday before thme killing. Wh'en
they went tup, Levy asked wife of de
ceased " where is Ju lius ?"' She sid
lie was not at home. Lev'y told her'
leo bad come to tell Julius to got out
of thme house by Tuesday morning, as
lhe (Levy) would stand security no,
longer for hinm.
Deceased was a large -man, weighed
175 or 180 pounds had the name of
being a very stout man, stouter than
Bolick, heavier thamn witness (thme wit
ness is over six feet in lieighit,) was
athletic, overbearing in disporition, of
a fighting character, was the dtread of
most of the negroes, and was about '45
years old. W3itness knew of a great
many fights deceased had had. [h~ere
the witness was interrup)ted as to what
ho "kow on that point, andoxplain
od that oft'en when a person. hears a
thipg lie'rola tes it by saying "I know"
Deceased had lived with 'vit ness 4I
mmonthis one year-and 2 months anoth
er yea!'. The tong's were large, home
made, with square head. Witness
saw Levy Rolick have no other weon on
in the conflict, but thu stick lie ad
seen him'wit~h before. It is the prac
tice of most men in the -country to go
armed ; most neighbors of witness do.
\When deceased jerked out his pistol,
witness seeing it was pointing towards
him got behind the wagon.
.Bly Solicitor agee i.-Wi tness could
not have gone up to doccuse~d ; thought
it dangerous in the fray. Witness
known the charactor of deceased and
thought it best to put the wagon be
tween them. Witnessa (lid not think
that on general prineiples Julius ought
to bekilled. Rlobert Rolick's pistol was
not soon until called for by Levy.
Deconsod's wife was those. Deceasedl
was wounded in thme lower p art of- the
breast, bolow thme ribs ; didn't know
whether on right gr left 'side. There
was an inquest held, but no physician
C'ros-xamind.--Djin't see where
the ball caneo.out, only saw where it
entered 'saw bulla't hole in the coat;
saw no signs of a bruise on the head
didn't examine for that.
amrriet Blain (colored) Swoorn. -[-One
counsel for defendant raised apoint up
on the com peney of the witness.
The Judge Qxpressed surprise at the
objection, and said the witness did not
appear for the husband, but -for the
Stato, Counsel said-hli would not in
sist. Thme Judge replied "I would
overrile it,-if you did insist.]
Hlarriect I Blain exaimind.---W itness
wvas wife of deceased ; was present at
the killing' of decased. It was (done
befrween 9 and 10 o'clock. Mr ,Bolick
eamd to the house on Sunday hut Juli
us was not at home, and told the wit
ness lie wanted thenm to leave 9h ere by
Tuesdhmy. Witness told deceased. Iho
went to Mr. Brice's on Tuesday morn
ing-to get a wagon to mudvo himself
and Mr. 13olick camo while he was
away. Prisoner (ievy) .took a chair
and sat down, and asked whero Julius
was. Witness told hit he had gone,
to get a wagon. Bolick said lie
wainted the house. Witness said every.
thin.., wats ready to go into the wagon
lBolielkuaid he was in i hurry, and sot
the children to taking out .the things.
-Witness told Bolick slo had a weak ahl
and could do nothing. Child ren put
some thimigs on the table, and Bolick
told then not to put any more, they
would break it down.
vieni Julists drove up lie sai notyf.
ing. In a few minutes Bolick told d*
cnsell to hurry up. he wanted the house,
Julius s:iil nothin", and ill at few minutes
went in t house. lie said nothing till
prisoner spoke the fourih time. le
said to Jiulius while lie was - putting
thing. in the wagon, 'Julius, a black
man tdh ime vrm said you were goig to
beat me." Juliis told io he didn't
:iy so. Win-.<s was jtiy then,' but
!oola"l again and saw prisoner tryiv g to
strike dece.si-d,. J nlius was trying to
lift something and asked Mr. Stovenson
to help him. Mr. Bolick was pretty so.
vere. Jiiius seenied not to want to
talk. Witness was not able to say
what they wero saying about this time,
was in a hurry to load the wagon. Wit.
ness asked prisoner please to lot deceas.
ed alone. Frisoner ([vy) said "I
coime .o heavy down on you as heavy as
I can." Asked Mr. Bolick three ti'mes
to let hini alone, and let them get tile
things away and have no fuss.
We didn't get all the things in the
wagon, got all we could. Julius went
to the saddle nweos side, got on tlie
toilue arl w. to get on the mule,.but
IMr. Bolick hld a stick drawn. to- srika
Iim, so ie got down and out of the way.
I'le done that three times, and every
lime the stick was drawn oin him. The
fourth time he got up lie pic'ed up the
tongs and got on the tongue again. lB
lick went round theC liead of the mules.
They met and both strtivk.at once. Mr.
Bolick pushed at Julius and grabbed his
right hand. Julius had the tongs in his
left. They struck one lick apiece. Ju.
lius struck Bolick by the nose, and lie
(Julius) was struck on. the head and had
-i hole cut in his hint. Robert Bolick
shot right off. Did sce him shoot, for
witness was almost between them. RHh
ert.just followed ny1 his Uncle wherever
he went. When Robert shot Julius
snatched away from Jvy and and run.
Robert followed hin and kept shooting
till his pistol was unloaded. Then Bevy
shot th. gni at him, and got on his
horse, kept on after Julius ar.d shot hin
with a pistol after he fell.' When wit,
ness got. to dIceased he was dead. She
asked Mr. Stevenson if lie' spoke and
was told lie had not'. This %vas about
100 yards from the house. Saw where
deceased was shot ; didn't have the heart
to look at him. Julius had lived in th.
house abbnt t wo mionths. *Was a car
peuter and wvas workiing for Archy Hiam
ilton; hati left, off working for [Levy B0.
lick for twvo weeks.
L'1b. be Continnued]
An Analysis of the Countitutional Amend
W~e have found that portions of the
aimendnment are merely a rehash of
parts passhn of the Cionstitution ; arid
that, after having abolished slavery,
there is very little in the two first
sections to damage the political status
of the State even if the amnendmecnt
should be adopted contrary to our
:But when we reach the third sec
tion, we find a demand designed to be
come a part of the Cionstitutional law
of the lanid, which would proscribe
many of our best men, men educated
for and traine d in those ignportant
stations they are either now filling or
may be proforred to fill.
Our attention has~beon called to
tlIis feature of the scoOion in question,
by a gentleman for whose judgment
we have the highest regard. ie, ias
,other intelligent gentlemen-of our ane
qIuaintance have d1one, and as we are
now atttemiptiing to do, examined the
miatter wvithiout prejudice or predilec
tion ; for that is always a snap judg
menit that decides upon the merits of
any qjuestion merely from prejudice or
from what seems to be the current
opinion upon it. And in this puil
sophie spirit we now introduce the
matter of the third section. It reads
*SEcTIoN 3. No person shall be a
Senator or Representative in Congress,
or elector of President or Vice-Presi
dent, or hold any office, civil or mili
tary, under the United States, or -un
der any State, who, having previously
taken an oath as a member of Con..
g ress, or as an officer of the United
States, or air a member of any State.
Legislature, or an executiv, or ciii
officer of any State, . to support the
Constitution of the United Stats
shahl have engageli in'insurrection or
rebellion against the same, or given
aid or comnfort to the onemles thereof;
but Congress may by a vote of two
thirds in ca'oh House, remove suchi dis-.
The substance of this seetion is this:
No person shall fill certain offices "uni
dor the United States, or a~under any
State, who having previotdly takeon an
oatlh as a" certain bffioial, "to support
the Constitution of the United States,
shall have engaged in insaurr'ecion. or
rebellion~ against iho same, .or giveR aid 1
or comfort to the enenieos thereof." l
.Yn the first place we have an' en- 1
moration of what offices certaidi per-.
sons shall no u hol -e. a r a 3 of
theso. Then we have a definition of
who thoso "corbuin persons" are
there are five classes of these ; and
then we have the reason assigned why
persons of those -classes enumerated
shall not hold those offices. No wonder
we of South Carolina spurn the pro
visious of the Constifutional amend
mont, contained in this section. It
requires us deliborately) punish those
whom we delight to honor, for an act
which we almost unanimously gave
them our cordial support, and to pro-*.
nounce that act insurrection and re
bellion, am) engraft our deliberate'
judgifent.upon the Magna Charta. #f
our libertios, when we have to reason
at prmeent that we will have the op
portunity Oroverso that decision and
strike it from the recordr as is provid
ed in tho last clause of the section.
But who,will be proseribed by t-ho'
adoptfon of this amendmcnt ? for wc
may put it down as a rule almost with..
out exception, that every man in
South Carolina oither "engaged in the
insurrection or rebellion," (a-ld we a1l
know what insurrection and rebolli-n
are mcant,) or "give aid or comfort, to'
the onomies" of the -Unitod States
(we all know also who are here meaint,
by the enemies of the United States)'.
- Those-designed to be proscribed,
are 1. Former members of Congress.
2. Former Federal Judges, and com
missioned oficers of the regular army,
marshals, collectors, census-taker.
post-mastors, and perhaps others'. 3.
Former members of tho Legislature.
4. All surviving Governors, and .
Former Judges and Chiancollors of the
State, Soliuitors, Magistrates, and
every civil officer who was induoted
into office ill whole or in part by am
oath to support tie Constitution of the
United States. The provis;ions of 'this
section were intonded to b,- awecpfig
in their effect, and any on Who care
fully considers them must be forced to
the conclusion that they are admirably
adapted to their purpose.
Without re-producing the fourth
sotiol., we maysay that it domands
that the validity of the war debt of the
United States im never to be question
od, while that of tile Confederac~y and
tile States, individually, which com
posed it shall be forever repudiated.
Finally, we understand how it is
Congress as - at present organized
makes this demand of the South, and
why the South spurns it ;-and w.als '
understand how the previsions of thlis
amendment as it now stands, or as it
may othlerwise be presented, is likely
to be forced uipon us.
One word'no0W as to the efieot of an
adoption of tile amendmen~t-whmat
would thlat be ? Even if we could se
loot a suitable man hueA and thlere who
had not filled aniy oneC of time isablinlg.
offices, he would still be disqualified
from holding any Federal office on ac- *
ount of his inability to take the test
oath ; for we have no . intimation that
that obstacle is to be remlov'ed for thme
benefit of our public men.
Tho'Editor and Proprietor (NIr. T.
F. Smith) of tile E~ast Florida Banner,
wilo lately made a flyingg visit to
South Carolina, in giving ,an accounlt
of his trip, thus alludes to soinc of his
ifter spending a .couple of days
very pleasantly inl the city-, we took
the train on the South Carolina Rail
road, arriving at Winnsboro the same
afternoon, passing through tile section
of tile State devastated by tile t~hievesm
and robbers under Sherinan. Thoughi
eighteen monthls hlavo elapsed since
their presene, tihe signs areO plain an d.
distinict, and we fear -a ill never bie en
tirely erased. Cllhinys, -wrecksof
nllages, and fragments of farms, mueet
the eye on cvery hland. -We will not
dwctll on thmis sad piecture--her suffer
ings will be written for boer posterity.
She has tihe sympathy of the enligiht
oned world. Amid -such scenes of
desolation, and shlort crops tile pros
out year, one would suppose 1her p0o
ple despondent, but we worecglad *to 4
see iho majority of themn 4loternmincd4
build up their old homes, 1eaving fioe
radicair to move on in their. 'suicidal
policy without giving them even a
At Winnsboro is located Mt. Zion
Oollege, under the control of Adol
phus W.Y Woodward, an 'accomplished
gentlemoen and cultivated scholar.
This old college is doutbtless remem-. 4
bered by nyny citizens of this State
[n connection withl their school boy .
lays, arnd we take groat pleasure in
presettig it to the'favorabje consid
ration of parents and guardians who ,
iesign sending their sons or, wards off
to college in alnothler State. Tile
town is healthy, has the best religious
Idvantaiges and cultivated sodiety.
The Charleston corresp'ondont of the.
inderson Appeal says the considera..
ion of the Consttinallmondmnlt
f the Legislature.
We have no idea that, the subject
vlll even 'tvo e a patient hearing,
=6t it Is well for .us to understand
rhat humiliating measures contained
n the *mendment~ are designed fg
lur adoption. - ;