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VOLUME II....N0. 394=1
CHARLESTON, S. O., FRIDAY. JULY 27, 1866.
PRICF IFIVE flRNTH
LATER FROM EUROPE.
.ARRIVAL OF THE HIBERNIAN.
Father Point, July 26.- Tho Hibernian paesod
*this point yestortlay with Livorpool advices to tho
16th, which roport tho Cotton raarkot as opening
?on that day with an improvomont in tho demand.
Market firm, but-prices not derolopod. Salea es
timated at 8000 hales. Consols 87]@87?. No
? other markets einco tho sailing of the Scotia.
Tho Great Eastern had laid nearly 300 milcB of
tho cabio up to the oveuing of tho 15th, and was
Nothing further transpirod about peace nego
tiations bofctveon Napoleon and tho contending
powora. Tho Prussians had dofoatod tho Feder
als in a sanguinary conflict at Aschaffenburg, and
marched towards Frankfort, which was ovacuated
by the Federals.
The Diet had romoved to AugUBtonburg. Prus
sian headquarters wore at Brunn. It ia reported
that the Prussians had occupiod Iglan. The Lon
don Times thinks that tho Prussians will bo in
Vionna by the 17th, and doubts whether the Aua
triana can witbatand tho victorious Prussians.
Cialdini had occupiod Padua and Vicenza
- towna on the railroad to Venice.
It waa declared in diplomatie circles at St. Pe
tersburg, that Russia has no present intention to
abandon her nontral attitude, and will not except
a foreign power shall intervene in the affairs of
Cholera at Tybte.
Savannah, July 25.-There were thirtoon deaths
' frotu cholera among the aoldiers on Tyboo Island
^ to-day, and twenty-eight new cases. One soldier
was shot while trying to desert. There were no
-cases on the San Salvador or in tho city.
Savannah, July 26.-There were twelve deaths
.. and twenty-two new cases of cholera since yester
day morning,-aixty-sevon in all-ontirely among
?- the troops on Tybeo Island.
Tkc Maryland National Union Conven
Baltimore, July 26.-The National union State
> Convention endorses the Prosidont, and donoances
the policy of Congress as fanatical, malignant,
and destructive of the true intoreata of the coun
try. They also demand modification of the Regis
try Law, and approve the Philadelphia Conven
tion, to which Governor Swann, Bbvbrdy Jonn
i son, Montgomery Blair, and Chrisvield, aro ap
Co il g ron lion al.
Washtsoton, July 26. -When the er ?Sent?ala of
Patterson, of Teixjeaaee, wero read, S?hnbb
i moved a reference to the Judiciary Committee,
with inatructAjns to inquire whether he coald
take the os?h. Mr. Sumner said he was a Jndge
under *^? Confederate Government, and there
fore disqualified. After considerable discussion,
? themotion waa agreed to.
The Senate confirmed Major-Genoral Suer m an
. as Lieutenant-Goneral, vice Grant promoted; and
Bear-Admiral Porter as Vice-Admiral, ince Far
BAQOT prom ited.
The President sent a mossage to tho Houee en
closing a communication from Seward in refer
- once to the application to the British Government
for tho release of the Fenians; and also as to tho
discharge of those indicted in the United Statoa.
The matter baa been referred to the Attorney
General, and it ia probable that they will not be
A resolution was passed employing Miss Minnie
Beau to execute a life-aizo statuo of Lincoln, for
?which Bho is to be paid $10,000.
A bill was passed granting lands to a company
to build a railroad from Missouri and Arkansas to
? the Pacifio coaat, about the 35th parallel of
The House made awards to the captors of
Booth and Harrold, giving Col. Concia it $15,000,
and cutting down Detective Col. Baker to $3750.
-Stevens said that Baker made more money out
of the war than any one else, and ho was opposed
.to giving bim anything.
Banes* resolution, modifying the Neutrality
.Laws, passed by a unanimous vote.
Washington, July 26.-A Board of Omoora'haa
'been appointed by the Commissioner on Freod
.nen's Affairs for the purpose of revising the regu
dations for the government of the Bureau, to meet
.the requirements of the rooont act of Congress
.extending the duration of the Bureau two years.
"GeneralsStillson, Spbaoue and Gregory consti
tute the Board.
The Secretary of State gave a dinner party to
day to the Tenneaaeo delegation. Among those
?>roaent woro Governors Sharkey, of Mississippi,
?and Pabsons, of Alabama.
Philadelphia, July 26.-The building for the
--.accommodation of the National Union Convention
Ab being constructed at the corner of Broad and
"Wallace streets. It will be of monstrous size.
Threo cases of cholora roported to-day.
Destruction of Ifallroad Bridge?
Baltimore, July 26.-The great Railroad Bridge
?over the Susquehanna River at Havro-do-Graco,
?was destroyed by a tornado last night. Loss,
From Nevr Orleans.
New Orleans, July 26-The Governor has is
-sued a proclamation calling the Convention of
'C4, and ordering an elootion to lill vacancies.
Ne-w York Market.
New York, July 26.-Cotton Armor at 35@38c.
Gold 49.?. St?rung dull. Sight 10.}. Sixes of '67
129.}. Coupons of '81 109. Coupons of '62 106|
??Coupons of '64 104.}. Coupons of '65 104J Ton
Forties 98.J. Treasury notes 103J@103J. North
CoupoDS of T2 ?OGj. Ooupons of 'G5 105j. Gold
49J. Cottou activo; tendency upward; sales 3000
balos at 3G@33c. New grades of flour steady; high
grades lower: Soutborn $?).10@$15.50. Whoat ad
vancing; sales 4G,000 bushels. Pork closed buoy
ant at 132. Lard heavy. Sugar steady. Cooee
Kew Orleans .MarWet, Ac.
New Orleans, July 2C-Cotton irregular. Sales
75 balos. Quotations unaltored. Gold 48. Ster
Moiican advicos roport Tuspan still hold by the
Mobile, July 26.-Cotton sales to-day 350 bales.
Middlings 31@32. Factors aro offering the hotter
grades sparingly at outsido quotations.
Cincinnati, Jnly 23.-Floor unchanged. Wheat in
bettor demand. Provisions quiet. Whiskey nnchanged.
8-los 2 '0,000 lbs bulk shoulders st 14J<o loose, and 15 y.a
picked. Lard 19>4c. Gold 149J-;.
Chicago, July 23.-Flour dull and declined S3 cents.
Wheat oponed firmer at a nominal advanco of 4 to Bo;
sales at $1 42 to 1 43 for No 1, and 95o for No 2. Oom
quiet at 6G.\?c for No 1, ann 6i%o tor No 2. Oat? dull at
ft to Mo for No 1, and 26 to 25 Ho for No 2. Freights
dull; corn 8c to Buffalo. Receipts-6600 bbls flour,
6500 bushels wheat, 180,000 bushol* corn, 41,000 bushels
oats. Shipments-1900 bbls flour, 8100 bushels wheat,
165,000 bushels corn, 6000 bushels oats.
MrpWAUKiE. July 93 -Flour nominal. Wheat steady
at $1 64 for No 1. Oom Arm at 60,'ic Oats deollned a
to So; sales at 34o for No 1. Kecuiuta-100 bbls floor,
25,0(10 bushels wheat, 7080 bUBbels oom, 24,000 bushels
oats. Shipments-1400 nols flour, 71,000 bushel- wheat
St. Loots, July 23 -Flour very dull and irregular.
Wheat lower; sales at ti 85 to 1 10 for new fall. Oora
steady at 70 to 76c for mixed and yellow, and 90 to 96o
for white. Oats active and higher; salea at 44 to 50o.
Provisions and whiskey unchanged.
Durham Smoking Tobacco.
Messrs. Editors: I perceive in your paper of
yesterday an advertisement of the abovo tobacco,
which ?tatos that it is the first ever offered in
Charleston, which I am bound to contradict, as I
have boen selling the genuine article, direct from
the manufacturer through the Southern Express,
and as I hold a letter, dated July 10th, in which
he writes to mo that ho has no agont in Charles
ton. The same tobacco, which was advertised by
you yesterday, was offered to me in June, but it
not corresponding with Mr. Gbekn's tobacco, I
wrote to him and received the following reply:
DuiiUASt'H, N. O., July 10, 18GG.
Mr. L. Loreniz:
Deab Sib: Yonr order carne dmly to hand, aud
in an inquiry relative to a consignment, I assure
you there must be somo mistake, as I have sent
no tobacco to Charleston in that way. There are
partioa who are counterfeiting my tobacco, and I
wish you and all my oustomors to assist me in
looking out. I have recently patented my tobacco
and intend to sue every man Belling tobacco for
mine uuIohb ha buys it from me.
Respeotfully, J. R. GREEN.
TTliCUCtui X vjOtok au a. tluic LU Iruu ?rutilxi, aQ
genuine, they may rely upon its being such, as I
do not buy from second hands, but always pur
okaae direct from the manufacturers, bo that I am
euro of genuino articles, and can sell cheap as I
buy in quantities. L. LORENTZ,
Proprietor of the Cheap Segar Store.
The present war in Europe aeems to put forth
the doctrine : "Improved war-machinery secures
success." All accounts from the various battle
fields agree in the statement, that tho rapidity of
fire from the Prussian infantry gave the death
blow to the Austrians. Of what use is bravery
now ? Heroism has como down to fool-hardiness.
In the hospitals are five wounded Austrians to one
Prussian. Of the dead, most all shot in front,
aro eight Austrians to ono Prussian. The Aus
trians fought heroically. Wholo lines fell at one
fire. They had the superiority of numbore, at
least of veterans, and of scientific oflicora. Their
commander was a general considered inferior to
nono in Europe. They took to the defensive for a
good oause, ormpared with tho intentions of the
aggressor. They fought in a country loyal to its
Emperor, and yet from the beginning to the end
they were driven from position to position, until
overcomo by the already reported disastor. But
this is not all. They know tho reason of their de
feat and are disheartened.
Uncle Sam has ugly machines too. They caus
ed mo several times an unpleasant weakness
about the knees during our late family quarrel;
but Bismabe's needles nave become a perfect hor
ror to me. Honor bids me to defend the flag
waving ovor me, but Bhould the distinguished
Premier of Prussia have, one of these dava, the
queer notion to consider this country worthy and
beautiful enough to belong to Prussia, I confess
I would be vory much in the condition of my Aus
trian friends. Let us hope that thin country of
Notions will speedily produce something to re
lieve us of our awe. For Uncle Sam, it will do no
harm to take note of the following :
"lbs world can be conquered by machinery."
Messrs. Editors .--As there are to be two dele
gates selected by the State Convention to repre
sent the First Congressional DiBtriot in the Na
tional Union Convention, I would suggest the
name of Col. O. W. Dudley, of Marlborough Dis
trict, for one of these delegates. Ho has always
been a consistent Union man, opposed originally
the secession of South Carolina, and is now con*
servativo in his political sontiments ; he has
superior mental abilities, has had enlarged ex
perience as a lawyer and publio man, and seems
to mo to be eminently qualified to reprosent us
in tho Convention.
It is our wisest pnlioy to sond mon who aro the
exponents of what should be the political sonti
ment h of the people. To do this will ovidenco
our loyalty and our disposition to effect a restora
tion of tho Union as it was before the revolution.
This is now a teet of our sincerity ; and if wo
bond those who still adhoro to tho doctrines of
secession and revolution, we will not only fail in
seonring the co-operation of the conservatives of
the North, but will forever lose the opportunity of
No v is the opportune moment for na to evince
a spirit of reconciliation and peace ; and if we rail
to send men who represent such a spirit, and
appear there by a representation whose loyal tv is
recent, we may provoke the hostility of our sin
cere friends at the North, and embitter the
hatred fanaticism and opposition of the Radicals,
who meditate our ruin and degradation as a peo
pie. Let ns act wisely, and thus certainly secure
the full and speedy restoration of the Union.
July 24, 1866.
Public Meeting In Colleton District.
[cobbespondence of tbe daily news.]
Waltebbobo', July 23.-In pursuance of tho
suggestion of his Excellency Governor Orb, tho
citizens of Colinton District hold a meoting at the
Court Houso this day.
On motion of Benjamin Stokes, Esq., C. B.
Farmer, Esq., was requested to tako tho Chair,
and O. P. Williams, Esq., to act as Secretary.
Mr. Farmer, on taking tho Chair, called tho moot
ing to order, and explained the object thoroof, to
wit : Tho appoiutmont of delegates to a Couve n
tion of tho people to bo liol 1 at Columbia on the
1st day of August noxt, for tho purposo of ap
pointing dolegatea to represent this Stato in the
National Union Convention, to bo hold at Phila
delphia on the 17th of August noxt.
On motion, a committee of fifteen was appointed
by tho Chair to tako iuto consideration tho mat
ters aforesaid, and report thoroon. Tho Commit
tee cousisted of tho following gentlemen : O. P.
Williams, J. W. Burbidgo, Col. George Warren,
J. K. Linder, P. J. Hiere, R. S. Bedon, J. J. Klein,
Joa. E. Bisher, Benjamin Bisher, Joseph Smyloy,
A. E. Williams, Thymas Pyo, J. Edward Glover,
Joel Larisey and M. L. Banka. The Committeo
retired, and shortly thereafter roportod, through
their Chairman, that thoy had conaidored the
mattera submitted to them by the mooting, and
agreed unanimously in reporting the following
preamble and reaolutiona for its consideration,
to wit :
Whereas, We recognize the necessity of uniting
with conservative men throughout the Union, to
restore to the whole country the constitutional
rights thereof ; therefore
Jiesoloed, That Presidont Johnson, by his un
tiring persevering resistance to centralization,
and by his efforts to secure the constitutional
rights of all the States, is entitled to the highost
rank among patriots and statesmen.
Resolved, That the obieots and purposes of the
National Union Convention to be hold at Philadel
phia, aa set forth in the call of tho National Union
Club, the address of the Democratic Senators and
Representatives, and the suggestions of Governor
Orr, meet with our entire approval.
Resolved, That the Committee respectfully re
commend to the meeting the names of the fol
lowing gentlemen as fit and proper persons to
represent the people of Colleton District in the
Convention proposed to be held at Columbia on
the first proximo, to wit : O. P. Williams, W. C.
P. Bellinger, alternate; P. A. Raysor, J. J. Fox,
alternato; John D. Warren, B. F. Bradford,
alternate; Jesse Dubois, Jaa. G. Vam, alternate:
W. S. UtBey, J. 8. Murray, alternate; W. M. 8bn
ler. Daniel Flud, alternate; Isaao M. Dwight, H.
S. King, alternate; D. J. Wilkinson, J. Cart
The report of the committee, after discussion,
was adoptod by the meeting; and, on motion of
Benjamin Stokes, Esq., tho proceedings thereof
were ordered to be published in the Charleston
Courier and Thb Daily News.
There being no farther business for consider
ation, on motion of 0. P. Williams, the meeting
adjourned. O. B. FARMER, Chairman.
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Charge of Judge Aldrich to the Grand Jury
at Camden, 8. C.
We are indebted to the Somter New? for an ad
vance proof of the following very able charge.
The Court of Common Pleas and General Ses
sions was held in Camden week beforo last, his
Honor Judge Aldrich, presiding. The following
ia the substanco of the Judge's charge to the
Grand Jury :
When I opened the Court in Charleston, in Jan
uary last, there was no man ia tho Stato more
hopeful of the future than myself. It is truo, wo
liad just come out of a long und exhausting war,
chastened and subdued-we had been deprived of
that portion of our property invested in labor, val
ued in this Stato alone at over two hundred mil
lions of dollars, and which was really the losa of
bo much capital-but all classes of the communi
ty, from the most distinguished general to the
humbleat private, from the moat learned civilian
to the moat obscure citizen, had frankly accepted
the condi'ion.and all badgone to work,bravely and
manfully, to retrieve their broken and ruined for
tunes, determined to do their duty to the Govern
ment which S?d exporienco had taught them waa
too strong to be resisted. Wo had tho right to be
hopeful. We were conscious of our sincerity. The
President, with a large patriotism and a wise
statesmanship, had issued his proclamation in
viting ua to reorganize our Htato Governments on
certain principios, and the Stato Conventions had
met and accepted the conditions. Tho Congress
had passed a Constitutional Amendment, which
could not obtain the requisito three-fourths
majority of the votes without our aid, and at their
invitation, although we saw ruin in the measure,
the Legislature ratified the amendment. The de
partment waa commanded by a general who had
the reputation of being a good lawyer, and who
had been prominent aa a member of the old Con
gress. The Courta were oponed at the invitation
of the Government. Under these circumstances,
I had the right to snppose, and did confidently be
lieve, that the stream of justice would be permit
ted to flow without interruption. Bnt to my sur
prise and mortification, at the olose of
Court, I was carried before the general com
manding the District and requested to revoko
the sentences, which, as presiding Judge, I had
imposed by the authority of the laws of tbe
Stato; and when the general waa informed that I
had no power to do so. the Sheriff was prevented
from the execution of the sentences, and, I since
leam, the prisoners so convicted and sentenced
were turned out of jail. This crime went unpun
ished and tho ? hority of the Court was set at
naught before tho people. Submitting to this hu
miliation becauao I had no power to prevent it,
but feeling that in my pereon the Judiciary had
been sunjeoted to a great indignity, I made up my
mind not to proceed in the discharge of these
high duties until. I could receive the assurance
that such indignities would not be repeated.
Those who have the means of being correctly in
formed, have ae-ured me that tho President does
not approve of the proceedings of the military
authorities, and that his General Order No. 26 in
intended to prevent the repetition of such high
handed and tyrannous interf?rer ces. I therefore
immediately appliod to the Chief Justice to bring
the matter to the attention of the Court of Ap
peals, and propoBOd "to resume tho holding of the
Courts in this Circuit," the law having vested iu
that body the power to order special courts.
I know th*t my courao did not meet 'ho ap
proval of all. The public prints iuf .rnied me,
that the members of the bar, the officers of the
Court, and the citizens generally, of this District
(Kershaw) held a meeting and respeotfully pro
tested "against the policy, wisdom, and propriety
or my aotion in the premises." I know, also, that
some of the'newspapers and publie men of the
State held tho same opinion. Of this I do not
complain, beoauso every citizen in this country
has the right, respectfully, to bring to the notice
of publio offioors what he may consider a griev
ance, and if there bo truth and jus tico in the com
plaint, it is the duty of the o flic er to correct the
evil. But all suob questions have two sides. "The
lawyer, the officers of court, the jurors and the
ci tizo na gonerallv," look at it from their stand
I point, whioh is the stand-point of interest-the
Judge looks at it from his stand-point, which is
tho stand-point of duty. In the oaso of tho Judge,
ho alone in the first instanco must decido tho
question, so as to proservo tho independence
of his department and the houor of hi* State;
and if ho bo a truo man, ho will decido it
without fear or favor, relying upon tho good
seuso of tho Legislature and tho peoplo to
sustain him in his courao, or at least to ap
rcciato his motives. I folt the responsibility and
elie icy of myposi'ion. No man in the Stato ap
preciated moro highly the importance of holding
the Courts, and no man wae moro anxious to ro
Btoro tho Stuto to civil rulo ; but I represented a
department of tho Government that had always
been distinguished for its high sonso of honor, its
lofty patriotism, and its stern independence. To
mo, in part, the sacred trust of preserving this
charactor had been committed by tho L?gislature.
I alono was the Judge of what was my duty, and
having made up my mind deliberately, fi arleedv
pcrformed it. I havo always acted upon tho prin
cipio which is said to be the rule, by which that
omineut Judgo, Lord Chancellor Eldon, was gov
erned, "whenever tho conscience and the judge
ment concur in the propriety of a given course,
pursue it unhesitatingly, regardless of all opposi
tion." This has been mr rulo of couduot through
life, and I will continue to be governed by it as
long as I livo : trusting that in the futuro as in tho
past, I may always be able to purauo thiB courBe,
without treading upon the footings of othors, or
violating the proprieties of life.
I seo that some of the Judges of tho Federal
Court have taken tho same position, and havo re
fused to hold their Courts whero martial law is
E reclaimed. But I did not noed to be sustained
y those. When I looked back upon the list of
tho gentlemen who havo illumined and illus
trated the Judiciary of South Carolina, and read
the names of Pinckney, Rutledge, Brevard, Dray
ton, Gaillard, Oheves, Huger, Coluock, DeSaus
Bure, Richardson, John8"u, Harper, Evans, But
lor, and O'Noall, I knew that I was right. I felt
that every man of them would have diod sooner
than to have sacrificed one jot or one tittle of the
independence of the Bench, and believing thai the
course pursuod towards me was a direct attack
upon that independence, I determined at once to
rebuke it, in the only way in my power, and if I
could not hopo to equal these great mon in tho
grandeur of their periormances, I could, at least,
endeavor to imitate them in their courage and
I am not at all opposed to tho pursuit of a
politic course. On the contrary, I believe such a
oonrae to be wiao and prudont. I think it ia the
duty of every public man and every private, citi
Eon to pursue the course which will most quickly
and moat surely cane ill ato those in power, with
out sacrificing our independence and honor; but I
am by no means satisfied that timid councils aro
best calculated to attain that end. There is such a
thing as maintaining one's self-respect and at the
same time retaining the respect of othors. There
aro such principles as eternal Truth and eternal
Justice Let us do right and patiently endure tho
fate we cannot avert, and sooner or later theso
eternal principles will prevail, and wo will have
the proud consciousness of knowing that we have
preserved our manhood, and not sullied the
ancient glorios and memories of onr State.
The Judge said he had brought this matter
prominently to the notice of the Grand Jury, bo
cause he thought it was due to them and due to
himself to state the grounds and reasona for his
course. He thon brought to their attention the
Stay Law, which has lately been decided to bo un
constitutional by tho Court of Errors, and coun
selled a firm support of the constitutional
authorities of the land. As matters now Maud,
mutual forbearance will do as much towards pro
uxuii(, ne. ??hbu ....... ?w. au?! . -...." h C ne
the law whiclihaa been declared null and void.
He said although be was not convinced, yet he
supposed he must be wrong as be stood aloue in
the Court. The country was warned that all
combinations to resist the law would eventually
fail, and the inevitable result would be to unite
the law-abiding citizens to sustain the publio
authorities, which they would do necessarily, thus
depriving ino suffering class of all sympathy, and
increasing their distress.
He also warned creditors that by pressing their
debtors they would force honest aud conscien
tious men to press those who would be moat in
dulgent to them, and thus, while they forced a
salo and sacrifice of the debtor's land, they would
not themselves bo benefittod.
His Honor then alluded to t^e question of labor.
He said that the negroes had no true friends in
this couutry but their old masters and their chil
dren; that so soon as tho deletorious influenco of
the Freedmen'a Bureau was removed, labor would
bo organized, the negro would return to his old
feeling of confidence and loyalty, and our social
condition and agricultural prospects be greatly
improvod. He condemned, in the most unquali
fied terms, the raro instances of injustice to the
uogro, and advised the jury to bring all such vio
lations of the law to the notico of the Court, bo
th.it the Holicitor may bring the offenders to
The District Police were next presented to their
consideration, at d they were charged to see that
the different Board* and tho District officers per
formed their respectivo duties.
-? ? ?
Death of William E. Mouzon.-Wo regret to
announce the doath of this gent oman, which took
placo at tho residence of his brother, Dr. T. M.
Mouzon, on the 19th inst. Ho died of consump
tion, after lit gering tor a long time. He was
proverbial for his genial and social disposition;
and was well and favorably known throughout
this and the adjoining Districts.-Kingstree Star.
The Weather, etc.-Vie are now experiencing
the hottest weather wo have ever felt. Weeks
have elapsed since we have had rain in this im
mediate section, and most of the crops present a
parched and ruined appoarance. Wo are pleased
to learn that in many parts of the District rains
havo recontly fallen, and that tho crops are great
ly benefitted. On Haturday evening faxt a severe
wind, accompanied by hail, passed through a nar
row strip of country, near this place, but wo have
beard orno very serious damage being done. The
protracted drought has injured the crops to an
alarming extent; in many instances thore will be
nothing to harvest.-Ibid.
Posloffice at Kingstree_Old things have passed
away and all things have become now. Amid the
general transformation of everybody and every
thing by the late war, there is noue more striking
than the prevalent disposition all over the country
of putting the mails in the hand of females. The
Kingstree Star of the 25th boasts of that vil
lage now having a regularly " reconstructed "
Postoffice, Miss Maby Gewinneb having received
tho appointment of Postmistress. Tho Star says
that Miss G. has been attending to the mails for
some months past. Miss G., it would thus ap
pear, has boen moro successful in her attendauco
on tho mails than many of her sisters.
Coroner's Inquest.-From the Phamix of yester
day wo publish the following :
A jury of inquest was empanelled last week,
near Gadsdon, in the lower part of niel ii and Dis
trict, upon view of a corpse found in Cedar Creek
snmo two weeks ago, supposed to be tho body of a
Mr. Van Eaton, of North Carolina, who was nod
dling in the neighborhood. There being no ono
to identify the body, the jury was adjourned. On
Sunday last information waa givon Coroner Walk
er that certain partios from North Carolina had
arrived in the city, \rbo could identify the body,
and could give important evidonco in tho case.
Accordingly, on Mouday morning, the Coroner,
with Magistrate Hay, met the jury at Gadsdon,
aud ox -mined soveral witness cb. The most im
portant of whom testified that about the first of
I April.laat ho left Columbia with Van Eaton, the
deceased; that a man calling himself Samuel
Hodgo alias Honry Thomas, boforo leaving, tried
to purchase Van Eaton's horso and wagon, but
could not raise the monoy.
When deconsod waa soiuc miles from Columbia,
Hodgo overtook him and statod that ho purchas
ed a wagon and team from Bailey, in Columbia,
and ho would return for it and overtake deceased
at Garner's Ferry, and tako his load and pay him
for it. Deceased supposing that it was all right,
wnitod at that placo for bim for nomo timo. Hodgo
overtook him near the ferry, and told him liia
tf am waa coming on, and proposed that Van
Eaton should loavo his team in clmrgo of the
young man, and thoy would go to Stateburg to
gether, and ho would pay him in cotton or money,
flicy loft tho camp together on Monday morning.
Hodge returned to the camp on Monday night
about 12 o'clock, without dcccised. Tho young
man inquired after him, and was told by Hodge
that he had settlod with him. and ho had gone
home. This rather alarmed iiim, as Hodgo had
brought back tho gun that decoascd had taken off.
Hodgo's saddle-quilt was also missing. Next day
tho pine, pockot-book and knifo belonging to do
ceased wore found in Hodge's possession; he said
that he had bought bim clean out. Hodgo then
came to Columbia and stayed thero some hours,
leaving tho wagon and team in charge of tho
young man at the ferry.
When Hodgo returned, he was asked what Van
Eaton's hat was doing in tho wagon. He stated
that ho had bought a now ono in Stateburg, and
Van Eaton had taken it, and left his old one.
Hodge and tho young man went on to Augusta to
gether. Hodgo waa to give him $8 per month, a
auit of clothes, and pay bia way homo, if he wonld
remain with him for that length of time. Hodge,
aoon after arriving at Augusta, traded off his .
team, and refused to pay the young maa any
thing. The wagon and toam were identified and
taken by a relative of deceased. Soon after this,
Hodge was arrestod in Augusta, and placed in
prison, upon the chargea of mnrdor, forgery and
larceny. Upon tho examination of the body, the
clothes, shoea, Ac, of deceased wero identified as
being the same as be had on when bo left camp
with Hodge for Stateburg. The quilt in which
the body was wrapped was aleo identified as the
one belonging to Hodge, and which he took with
him on that occasion. Tho hoad had been severed
from the body. Other witnesses were examined.
The jury rendered the following verdict :
"That the said Charlea F. Van Eaton came to
his death, on or about the 9th of April, 1866, from
tho effects of wounds inflicted by one Samuel D.
Hodge, alias Henry Hodgo, alias Henry Thomas;
and so the jurors aforesaid, upon then- oaths
aforesaid, do aay that the said Samuel D. Hodge,
alias Henry Hodge, alias Henry Thomas, did wil
fully and feloniously kill and murder the said
Charles F. Van Eaton, &c."
We learn that the deceased was a highly re
spectable mau, and leaves a large family living in
Davie County, North Carolina.
The necessary steps have been taken by the
Coroner to have the prisoner brought from Au
gusta to stand his trial at this pi ice.
Fairfield.-From the Winnsboro' Hews we learn
that a mooting was hold in Winnsboro' on Mon
day, 23d inst., to elect delegates to the Columbia
Convention. The following gontlomen were elect
ed, viz: William R. Rodertson, Esq., Jakes H.
Rion, Esq., Dr. John M. Glenn, and Mr. Thomas
We aro informed that a negro woman was killed
hy Mr. William Cade in this District on the 11th
inst. A Coroner's inquest was held, at which a
minuto and thorough investigation was had, and
?kiok DUi'"' ^ in, a xorAint nf Vii liner in ?elf-do
ien'-o. '.Vu under:1-;*"'!, Bldo. that upon ?habeas
corpus taken out before Judge Aloses, J*r. *j?~-,
whe had surrendered himself to the Sheriff and is
now in jail, has been allowed to give ball for his
appearance at October court.
At the timo of the killing, Mr. Cade was hold by
three nogroes-a negro man holding each arm,
and a woman behind grasping him lightly, while
the deceased boat him aoverely in the face and
upon the breast, inflicting several severe bruises,
while a crowd of infuriated negroes aronnd ex
horted her to kill him. Partially extricating one
arm, and getting hold of a pistol, ho firod upon
his aeaailant-Marion Slar,25'h inst.
At Cross Hill, Laurens District. S. O. on Thursday,
10th inst, by tbe Rot. Mr. Holmes, JOHN 8. BIRD,
Jr., of this city, to li kui-.(jua v., eldest daughter of Dr.
Wm. PaiLirs, of the former place.
In this city. Wednesday evening, 25th inst, by the
Rev. E. J Mkvnaiu.ik Mr. W11.I.I \M N. BEEDEN, of
this city,to Miss MATTIE PAULINE BELL, of Augusta,
A3- MASONIC FAIR.-THE COMMITTEES
appointed by the Chapters and 1 odges will m eet at the
Masonic Hall This Afternoon, at G o'clock.
8S- INFORMATION WANTED OF THE
wh> reabouts of Lieut. ALBERT 8. BERU?/. late of the
Confederate States Navy. Any information concerning
the same will be gratofuUy received by a
tt]r Kontuoky papers please copy.
*3" NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ES
three months from this date application will be made
to the Homo Loan and Building Association for the re
newal of Certificate of Stock No. 36, for ten Shares,
original having been lost or mislaid.
?-SPECIAL NOTICE.-W. S. 0. CLUB
HOUSE OIN.-Pure, soit, and unequalled. We
place this celebrated brand of Oin before the pab
ilo at a pure, unadulterated article, that only re
quires to be known to be appreciated. Medical men of
the highest standing acknowledge that it bas great
medical properties, and to those who use it medicinally
it is particularly recommended. WM. S CORWIN ft
CO., No. 900 Broadway, N. T., Solo Importers. For
sale at E. E. BEDFORD'S, No. 259 King street, Charles
ton. _July 21
J?- NOTICE-ALL PERSONS TO WHOM
the Estate of ELIJAH ULAND, 0f St fctephen's Parish,
ia indobted will rendor lu their acconnta properly at
tested, and those who are indebted to tho estate will
make immediate payment to the subscriber, at St. Ste
phen's Depot, Northeastern Railroad.
?- IN EQUITY.-RIOHLAND DISTRICT_
BILL TO SETTLE INSoLVKNT ESTATE AND TO RE
STRAIN SUITS AT 1 AW.-ALBERT M. RHETT, Exe.
cntor otTHOS. M. RHETT, vi. CAROLINE B. RHETT,
UH08. 8. RHE1T, ti al.-In pursuance of a Decretal
Order made in the above stated case, the creditors of
THOS. M. RHETT, deceased, are hereby notified to
come in and prove their demanda against the Estate of the
aald Thor. M. Rhett, on or before the 1st day of Janu
uary, 1B67. D. B. DxBAUSSUBE,
Commlf Nioner in Equity for Richland District.
4WNOTI0E.-THREE MONTHS AFTER DATE
application will be made to the Home Loan and Build
ing Association for renewal of Certificate No. - -, far
Twenty Shares in name of Mr. M. T. CAMPBELL, aald
Certificate having been toat or mislaid.
June 27 lamoSmo? E. JNO. WHITE.