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VOLUME IX.-_NUMBER 2070 CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 18^2._EIGHT DOLL4HS A YEAR.
A FEARFUL TRAGEDY.
FATAL AFFRAY IN COLUMBIA-IN?
The Origin and Culmination of ?lie Ucl?
t o n. Mor, i go me r> Quarrel-C aptaln
John D. Caldwell Shot Deatl In the
Pollock House-Major J. Hf. Morgan
Wounded-The Scene of the Tragedy
Marks or Popular Feeling-The In?
quest-A Verdict Against Captain
George E. Tupper-Imposing Fune?
ral of the Victim. >
F* The fatal shooting affray, which took place
In Columbia on Saturday afternoon, grew out
.vof the publication In the Phoenix of Thursday
of the following card from Mr. C. W. Mont?
gomery, the senator from Newberry, and
president pro tem. of the State Senate :
"TUE MEETTNO HERS.-Melton, Gurney and
- Rangier spoke here on Friday night. Melton
repeated ola slanderous speech against Tomlin
and endeavored to d?tend Moses in the
rtlficate business, by shitting the load
he Senate. Bansler here nudged the ?
r. who faltered ont, -I d-d-don't j
to c-harge Bansler with it, b-b-but
speaker p-pro tem.'jtBansler made ai
ct in his usual style ofnon-commitalism. |
one could tell who he was for except him?
self. The crowd was small and rather dis-1
?osed to pnt embarrassing questions. A few
itrlkers' around the stand did the cheering." J
Beaufort Republican. *
From the above, I Infer that Judge Samuel
W. Melton means insult and a personal issue.
I accept the result of that Issue. But lt re
mains lor me to say, that one who has asso?
ciated himself with tiiieves shall be recogniz?
ed to stand on the level with gentlemen.- rio
one can feel Jndge Melton's degradation more
than I do, bot lor my purposes, and in order
to lift him up, and give him a standing place
among gentlemen,'! now denounce him to be a
Har, a poltroon and a coward.
CHARLES W. MONTGOMERY.
Judge Melton, the gentleman assailed In
the card, ?B the candidate for attorney-general
I on the regular Republican ticket, and 1B one
* of the circuit Judges of the State. This posi?
tion he has Ailed with ability and dignity.
There ls, Indeed? no stain whatever upon his
personal or public character.
The first intelligence of the sad affair which
reached Charleston was contained in the fol?
lowing dispatch, which was received at THE
NEWS office at a late hour on Saturday night:
[SPECIAL TRIX G RAM TO THE NB WS. ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., SATURDAY, September 21.
The Melton-Montgomery embroglio cu'rui?
nated this aftenoon In a fatal shooting affray
at Pollock's restaurant.
Judge S. w. Melton, Major, James M. Mor?
gan and Captain John D. Caldwell dined to?
gether in the upstairs saloon. When they
came down, Judge Melton looked Into the
o wer dining-room and saw Mr. Montgomery
and Mr. "George Tupper. Melton' at once
made for Montgomery, and a rough and tum
blight followed. Morgan and Caldwell en?
deavored to quell the disturbance. Caldwell
shot through the heart and Instantly
ed, add Morgan was wounded in the
Ider. All the parties were arrested; but ?
ssrs. Melton and Morgan were promptly re
eased. The affair creates a profound sensa?
tion, os Caldwell bad hosts of friends.
About midday yesterday the verdict ot the
jury of inquest was announced, apd instantly
telegraphed to Tits NEWS office. In order
that tbe public may have all the information
which can be obtained regarding the rencon?
tre, the following account ls reprinted from
tho Columbia Phoenix of yesterday:
[From the Columbia Phoenix.]
Murder of a Well Known Citizen-John
D. Caldwell No More.
Our community was terribly shocked and
excited yesterday afternoon at the announce?
ment that Captain John D. Caldwell-a
young man, well known and universally ad?
mired-had been murdered. An immense
crowd Immediately gathered In and
around the Pollock House, where the
bloody-' deed bad been perpetrated. The
body of the. murdered man lay on the
floor of the dining room-blood issuing
from his mouth, and also from a wound in bis
breast It was found, upon investigation, that
the young man had come to bis death In at?
tempting to put an end to an encounter be?
tween Judge S. w. Melton and C. W. Mont?
gomery. Esq., (president pro tem. ot tbe Sen?
ate.) The bali entered the breast, passed
through the right Bide ol the heart, and lodged
neu the backbone. Death was almost, instan?
taneous. A second shot wounded Major J.
M. Morgan In the right shoulder, the bali pass?
ing nearly through. He was, after a short de?
tention at the guardhouse, conveyed to tbe
residence of Judge Melton, where hts wound
was dressed by Dr. Taylor.
Mr. Caldwell was a native of Columbia,
about thirty-one years ol age, and served gal?
lantly through the late war. He was a son of
tbe late John Caldwell, Esq., and brother-in
law of Senator Bobertsou. Mr. Caldwell
leaves a wife, two children, mother, sisters,
brother and a boat of other relatives, besides
a number of devoted friends, to lament his
untimely end. He was universally known,
and was highly esteemed by all classes, rich
and poor, white and colored. This sad event
h AS cast a gloom over our entire city. The
funeral services will? be held this afternoon at
Judge Melton was arrested, but was subse?
quently released; Messrs. Montgomery and
Tupper were lodged In jail. Coroner Coleman
summoned a jury, and commenced an Investi
Sa tl o D Into the case. Only two witnesses tesl!
ed yesterday, when tbe jury of Inquest was ad
Journed until this morning, at ten o'clock, when
a number ol other witnesses will be examined.
The room In which the murder was committed
presented a horrible appearance-table par
Melly upset, tbe contents of vinegar and catsup
bottles saturating the cloth, pools of blood up?
on the floor, bloody napkins, ?c. A pistol
(supposed to be the one from which the fatal
shot was fired,) waa picked up by Mr. Elmore,
and was afterwards turned over to the coro?
THE INQUEST AND ITS RES UL TS- THE
~T> FUNERAL YESTERDAY.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Sunday Evening, September 22.
The excitement consequent upon the fatal
shooting of Captain Jno. D. Caldwell and
Major James M. Morgan, Saturday evening, ls
but little abated. The tidings ol the death of
Caldwell laped with lightning rapidity, and
struck consternation to every breast, tor be
was not known to have an enemy, black or
white, or In any condition of society. Within
Alteen minutes Irom the time of the tragedy,
there were probably two thousand persons in
the vicinity ol the scene. Vague rumors of
all kinds were Immediately afloat, and the ex?
cited mass awaited with most intense anxiety
the sining of the facts In the case. It had
been feared all through the day that a hostile
meeting would occur between Charles W.
Montgomery, president pro tem. of the State
Senate, and Judge Samuel W. Melton, of this
city and the flftfcjtaguit; but no one indulged
the Idea that ?tijfc?S Caldwell would In any
manner be rnjjwHftP in the affair, and Hie
probability IrsflRsBn he never thought of
lt himself un til 'fte fatal moment, when, in
endeavoring to quiet the difficulty, he paid
the penalty for his bravery with his lite.
It appears that Jndge Melton, Major Morgan
and Captain Caldwell had been dining in the
upper saloon ot the Pollock House, and when j
tbey had finished, Melton entered the lowe
dining hall, where were seated George Tut
per, C. W. Montgomery and others. The cans
ot the animosity existing between Melton an
Montgomery was the well known card of th
latter, (who Is identified with the Bolter
nan j ot the Republicans.) characterizing Me
, ton as a liar, poltroon and coward. Mello
returned to Columbia Friday night, and o
Saturday passed Montgomery on the stree!
when lt is averred mutual recognitions ot
THE COROKUR'S INQUEST
elicited the following testimony ol the partie
present when the killing occurred-the coi
oner having been immediately summoned am
a Jury empanelled uiter Melton, Morgan, Mont
gomery and Tupper had been arrested. Th*
two first named being immediately released
the others carried to Jail. The iollowlnj
constituted the Jury: John Agnew, Jr., fore
man; W. Williams, C. D. Lowndes, M. F
Nixon, Jacob P. Mock, W. G. Beck, G.W
Davis, J. F. Gadsden, H. Champion, B. Rich
ardson, Joseph "'Taylor, Daniel Idea, Trez
evant SUI and W. T. WllklnB.
Before the body was allowed to be movec
the inquest was commenced in the room where
Caldwell was killed, which presented a moBl
horrid appearance. The table was partly over'
turned, and the blood of the victims was ming?
ling with the contents of sauces thereon,
broken crockery,- and a general disorder
calculated to awe the heart of any beholder.
Near by lay the lifeless corpse of poor Cald?
well, Bhot through the heart, and in front ol
the coroner the pistol with which the fatal
shots had been fired; while the surging masB of
friends of the deceased swayed to and fro,
eager to catch the least whisper of Informa?
tion, and only kept in check by a large force ol
police promptly stationed in the vicinity.
elicited was as follows:
Franklin H. Elmore, Esq., testified: About
four o'clock thia alternoon, Mr. Fielding and
Mr. Taylor, at my Invitation, came to Pollock's
saloon to dine. Entering, we met Messrs. G.
W. Montgomery and George Tupper; accepted
an invitation from the former to drink.
Whilst awaiting the return of the walter, the
door was opened from the main saloon by
Judge Melton, who looked in, closed the door,
and almost Immediately reopened lt, and ad?
vanced into the room to where Mr. Montgom?
ery was seated, at-the south end of the table.
He (Melton) threw his arm around Montgome?
ry's neck, and commencing beating bim In the
face. Immediately following Judge Melton
were Major James M. Morgan and Captain Jno.
D. Caldwell; could not say which of the two was
[Q the advance. Firing immediately commenc?
ed, but he could not Bay by whom. Judge Mel?
ton and Mr. Montgomery were scuffling. There
was a confused mass ot men. He and several
of the others hurried into the northeast corner
of the room. Two or three shots were fired
could only swear to two. Saw Caldwell press
his sides with his hands, and then fall to the
floor, when he gasped but two or three times.
[In reply to a question by a Juror, the witness
stated that he could not say positively who
fired the pistol.] He (the witness) then went
in search of physicians; returned-with Dr.
Talley; foi .nd Topper and Morgan clinched In
the alley o<ij acenfc to the saloon; said to them,
this ls no time for further trouble, as one man
had already been killed in the dllllculty ; they
could settle private troubles hereafter; they
then desisted; saw a pistol on the ground near
where the scuffle occurred; picked lt up,
sealed lt, and deposited it in Scott's bank.
Richard Washington, colored, a wailer at
the Pollock House, testified as follows: Judge
Melton, Captain Caldwell and Major Morgan
came down stairs. Caldwell and Morgan
walked Into the yard, leaving Melton at the
bar. While they were in the yard, Melton
came to the saloon door. Caldwell returned
to the front saloon and endeavored to prevent
Melton from entering. The Judge came in and
took hold of Montgomery. Mr. Tupper got up
from the foot of the table and fired two shots.
Witness said he would know the pistol If he
saw it again. Mr. Caldwell was struck and
fell down. Morgan then took hold of Tupper.
Heard Morgan tell Tupper thai he had shot
bim (Morgan) through the back, and at the
jame time pulled Tupper out of the door,
rapper's pistol then fell to the ground. Saw
Mr. Elmore pick It up. [On inquiry from
uro rs, witness stated that he saw no one
moot or have a pistol except Tupper. Cald?
well went forward and tried to separate Melton
ind Montgomery-tried to act as peace-maker,
ind,.upon further questioning, stated that Mr.
montgomery did not draw a pistol; didn't
ihink he could, as Judge Melton bad hold of
lim too tight ]
With the conclusion Of Washington's testi?
mony the court adjourned the inquest, to be
resumed at ten o'clock tilla morning at the
coroner's office, and permission was given to
carry the body home. When this was done
Ihe scene bailies description.
MUTTERINUS BY THE COLORED PEOPLE
Tor vengeance were low but deep and con?
tinual. On every corner Blood knots of the
saddened friends of the deceased, and at least
three hundred colored people followed the
remains. Friends broke the news to Mrs.
Caldwell as well as they could, but the blow
almost deprived her of her senses. All during
last night there was much uneasiness lest vio?
lent measures might be resorted to. but better
counsels prevailed and everything passed off
was carried to the residence of Judge Melton,
where tlte ball was finally found, having taken
a downward direotion from the shoulder, and
rte ls now doing well. Long before the Jury
met to-day the sidewalks were crowded with
both white and black people, and every word
waa caught up and flew like the wind. The
was adduced before the Jury : Dr. A. N. Talley
testified that the deceased died (rom a gun?
shot wound entering between the fourth and
filth rlbQ, near the breast bone, passing down?
wards and backwards, penetrating the heart,
the ball being removed from behind, between
the eighth and ninth ribs.
F. D. Fielding testified that between four
and five o'clock Saturday, Frank H. Elmore,
Lawrence Taylor and witness went to the Pol?
lock House to dine; ordered dinner and went
Into the dining room; met Tupper and Mont?
gomery sitting at the table, taking dinner.
Tupper was Bitting at the end ot the table!
Montgomery at his right Witness and compa?
ny took seats on the opposite side of the table.
Montgomery asked them to take dinner with
him. Witness declined, saylog they had or?
dered dinner. Montgomery ordered drinks,
and witness thinks the walter went out to get
them. Just then the dining room door
was opened by Judge Melton. He pulled lt
open, stepped back and closed the door, and
then opened it again; think he had an
umbrella in his hand. He leaned the um?
brella in the corner and walked up
to the table on the same side Montgomery
was on. He walked up to Montgomery,
was sitting In his seat, and caught him ar
the neck with bis left arm, struck bim
blows In the mouth, and then they went i
the floor. About that time Captain Cale
and Major Morgan came In the door
Judge Melton had entered at. Did nol
Tapper when he got up. Saw deceased
Tupper grapple each other. Morgan wa
hind deceased and Tupper. Heard two p
shots fired In quick succession. Saw dece
turn and stagger towards the table, anc
then fell over Melton and Montgomery,
were still on the floor. Major Morgan
Tupper then grappled. Whilst they M
struggling saw a pistol in the hands of on
them, cannot Bay which, and they went
of the side door together while fighting,
ness then leit the room.
Dr. John T. Darby testified: Was calle
go and see deceased. Found him laying
the floor. Thinks he might have lived
minutes. On post mortem examination, m
by witness and Dr. Talley, they ascertal
that the ball went from the right side to
lett downwards, entering between the lot
and filth ribs, and coming out between
eighth and ninth, lodging between the Bl
from which position lt was extracted,
was shot very close. There were pow
marks upon his clothing. There were bru!
on the face and neck of deceased. Th
were signs of scratching on the left side of
neck, a contusion on the left temple, an
mark on the right brow.
Major Theodore Stark testified that he he
two pistol shots while he was outside
saloon and one after be got into the front dc
When he entered the dining-room saw CE
well lying dead. Montgomery and Melt
were fighting when witness went in. Pul
them apart. There were three shots fired.
Upon this testimony, the Jury in a very f
minutes rendered a verdict that the aloresi
George E. Tupper, in magner and form alo
said, John D. Caldwell then and there lelo
ously did kill, against the peace and dignity
the State, ?fee. An order was issued lor t
committal ol Tupper and the release of Mo
ceremonies took place this afternoon from t
mansion of the deceased on Plain street, ne
the Niokerson House, commencing at fo
o'clock. Long before that hour, more th
two thousand persons of all colors had CC
gregated, filling the sidewalks and ya:
while the house was packed with neat
friends and relatives. Columbia has nev
before witnessed so sad and spontaneous
pageant, and the obsequies throughout we
of the most solemn character. At the hou
the Rev. Dr. Shand, of the Episcopal Churc
conduoted the services, after. which, tl
Masons ol the Council and 3. and M. and
True Brotherhood Lodge, of all which tl
deceased was a member, with many others
the Order, and the Pohnlx Hook and Ladd
Company, to which the deceased also belonge
in lull regalia and uniform, formed in tv
lines, and conjointly received the body li
burial. The scene here was heartrendip
the widow's moans and cries of "Johnny, ol
Johnny, come back," touched the sympathii
and i^mmAri thu eyes of all the vast assembla?
present. The solemn cortege then took up 1
line ol march for the cemetery, the Maaoi
immediately following the hearse, the fireme
next; then the carriages containing relative
and irlendB-the whole extending for tbre
squares, while the sidewalks were lined b
more than fifteen hundred people. On the ai
AT ELMWOOD CEMETERT
the Masona took charge ol' the body, Brothe
G. T. Berg district deputy grand master offlc
ting In the impressive funeral rites pei
faining to the order. The thousand wltnesse
were silent, the hymn was Bung, and as th
sprigs ot evergreen and the rattling Baud lodge
upon the casket containing all that was morts
of poor Johnny Caldwell, the concourse depart
ed with heavy hearts, for they one and all iel
that they had lost a good friead.
The deceased leavec a wife and two childrei
and a mother totally blind. To add to he
grief, the widow lost by death In one day wi th i i
a year two lovely boys, at a time when thel
father was among the Northern lakes be
yond the reach of the telegraph. Captait
Caldwell was a native of this city, uni
venally esteemed, a director of the Unioi
Savings Bank, and a good business man
He was brother-in-law to U. S. Senator T
J. Robertson. He served gallantly In the
cavalry of the Confederate Army, anc
had a record that any soldier might be prone
of. Captain Tupper and Major Morgan were
both officers in the Confederate Army. Mr.
Charles W. Montgomery, originally a Ch arl es?
tonian, has been for a long time a resident ol
Newberry, from which county he was sent tc
the State Senate in 1868, and for much of the
time since has presided over the same.
Regarding the arrest of Montgomery and
allowing Judge Melton his freedom, though
be made the assault, the oblef of police states
that when he entered the saloon to make the
arrests he found all the parlies there and ar?
rested Tupper. While doing so, Montgomery
said, in substance: "I may have shot Cald?
well," and the chief felt bound, as a city
officer, to detain him on that account.
How the matter may end is, as yet, beyond
even guessing. The tragedy has cast a terri?
ble gloom over the city and ls still the subjeot
of discussion In every hotel and on nearly
every street corner. The young men espe?
cially are terribly Indignant, as the deceased
was almost adored by them. The blow has
also been very severe to Senator Robertson,
who is here an invalid. PICKET.
OVER TBE SEA.
Diplomatic Tiir Between France and
LONDON, September 21.
It ls reported that Count Von Arnim bas ten?
dered his resignation as minister from Germa?
ny to France, in consequence of unpleasant?
ness he encounters In Parisian society. It is
stated that if Von Arnim's resignation is ac?
cepted the embassy to France will remain va?
cant, and Germany will be represented at Paris
only by a consul.
The Eternal City.
ROME, September 21.
The anniversary of the occupation of Rome
by the Italian troops was celebrated yesterday
with much enthusiasm. The city was profuse?
ly decorated. The Pope received visits of
condolence from his adherents, and addressed
his visitors, lamenting the misfortune of the
Catholic Church, and the Injustice done lt by
the Italian Government.
The New King or Sweden.
STOCKHOLM, September 21.
Prince Oscar, broth*r of the deceased King,
Charles XV, has succeeded to the throne of
Sweden and Norway. Ail the dignitaries of
State yesterday took the oath of allegiance to
the new monarch.
Edmond About Discharged.
LONDON, September 21.
The examination of Edmond About at Stras?
bourg developed no case against him, and he
was discharged from arrest to-day.
Frost In England.
LONDON, September 21.
The first frost of the season fell last nicht In
portions of England.
MD OF THE BLACK TRIAL.
ACQUITTAL OF THF PRISONER-HIS?
TORY OF THE CASE.
Forming the Jury-The Evidence of a
Cloud of Witnesees- Firing the Fatal
Shot-Black Released, and Re-arrest?
ed upon the Charge of Assault and
Battery with Intent to Kill.
[PROM OUR OWN CPRRBSPONDRNT.]
BLACKVILLE, B. G., September 21.
The trial of G. J. Black, formerly of your
city, for the murder of Town-marshal Turner,
took place yesterday. Your readers will re?
member that there was an altercaiion between
Solomon Groves and Captain Black, who,
after the quarrel, went home for his pistol.
Before his return to the spot where Groves
I was, Marshal Turner Interfered to preserve
the peace. Captain Black killed Turner and
wounded Frank Groves, tbe son of the man
with whom he had the difficulty. An Intense
Interest was manifested in the trial, and the
courthouse was crammed with eager listeners.
The jury was composed exclusively ol colored
men. Robert Aldrich, Esq., and the Hon. A.
P. Aldrich appeared for the prisoner, and Soli?
citor Wig gin for the State. At eleven o'clock
at night the jury rendered a verdict of not
guilty. I give you a condensed report of all
the evidence In this highly Important case.
The prisoner having objected to twenty
Jurors, and the State requesting five to stand
aside, a Jury was finally obtained, consisting
entirely of colored men. The prisoner's fami?
ly were seated near him. The prisoner's coun?
sel requested that the witnesses should be
kept out of court, and only one allowed to be
In attendance at once, and they were placed
In charge of the sheriff, with instructions to
him to act accordingly. The case was then
opened by the solicitor in appropriate re?
Dr. S. B. Graham, sworn: Besides In Black?
ville, and ls a practicing physician; was called
away to dress the wounds ol Black, while
away Turner died, and died from the pistol
shot, In his opinion.
John G. Cann", sworn: Besides in Blackville.
On the 2d day of July, about 4 P. M., tho pris?
oner and Sol. Groves and John Pender came to
his bar and got drinks. Tbey drank, and
Groves and Black went out into the piazza,
and sat down, and began to talk about poli?
tics. Black said he was a friend to the colored
people. Mr. Groves asked bim bow be could
oe, as be had never given them anything.
Black said "what the nell bad be (Groves)
ever given them." Groves said be had given
them bread and meat whenever tbey wanted
it, and Black called bim a damned Har. Blaok
said lt he wanted anything to step outside.
Groves did so. Black struck him on the
mouth. Groves tried to stritte Black, and was
prevented by Charles Lartlgue. 'furner took
the prisoner away from Groves and let Black
loose. Prisoner met his little son between
Or. Lartigue's shop and Bonner's, and asked
him to go home and get his pistol. Toe boy
said he would not go tor lt, as his mother
jvould not give lt to him. Then Black went
borne and got the pistol himself. In about
three-quarters of an hour he returned to bis
( witness') store and told Groves he was ready
tor him, and drew his pistol out ol bis coat
pocket lo shoot the old man, Sol. Groves. Wit?
ness saw the pistol and identified lt in court.
Frank Groves, son of Sol. droves, caught hold
ot Black's right arm, and Turner, the town
marshal, said he commanded the peace. As
he said that, Black cecked bis pistol and shot
Turner. Witness saw bim cock and aim at
rurner. Frank Grove* stepped aside, and
the prisoner shot him also, and then cocked
his pistol to shoot old man Groves. Then Mc
Fall struck [tue prisoner with a bar of iron.
Witness saw the prisoner cock the pistol. Mc
Fall, after knocking the prisoner down, took
bis pistol away from him. Two men picked
him up, and carried bim to B. Norland's. Dr.
Graham dressed Black's wounds. Witness
saw Turner when he fell, and saw him when
he died. Two shots were fired.
Cross-examined by Judge Aldrich for the
defence: Pender came Into the shop with
Groves and Black to take a drink, and tbey
took one drink apiece. Black had been drink?
ing frequently before and was under the Influ?
ence ot liquor. About four o'clock P M., after
they drank, they walked out Into the piazza
and appeared friendly. BlacK said he was a
irlend to the colored people. Words occurred
between them, and prisoner said lo Groves,
"If yon have any thins against me, step out.''
Alter they went out, Black struck Sol. Groves.
Groves did not strike Black. Turner was
there when they commenced ihe quarrel, and
Lartlgue separated them. Black was -absent
three-quarters of an hour. Tne shooting was
at a quarter lo 5 P. M. Saw Black COCK his
pistol. Turner was about iwmy paces off
when Black shot him. Saw Black cook bis
pistol twice. Was about five leet from Black.
There were 'present Gus Hntto and McFall,
besides the others, the two Groveses and Tur?
ner Witnesses' lather was then up at ihe
courthouse. No words passed between Tur?
ner and Black. Saw the prisoner und de?
ceased frequently. They were apparently
friendly. Tue prisoner was carried to a mal
Justice's office immediately alter being
Knocked down. When Black relumed from
his borne with his pistol Groves was sluing in
the piazza. Groves appeared to be a little
intoxicated, but not so much as Blaok. Young
Groves had not been drinking. After Turner
was shot be was carried into the back room in
rear of the bar. Don't know lt Turner drank
after being shot
A. Mc Fail, sworn: Besides near Blackville;
was present on the day of ihe murder; was
sitting down in Califf's piazza. B. Groves and
the prisoner bad a fracas some time previous
on me same day. and had gone lui o the street
.and got hold ol each other, and other parties
got hold ol them and pulled them apart.
Black said he would go home and get his
pistol and come back. He went oft, and
stayed away about half to three-quarters of
an hour. When he returned willie ss was on
Calla's piazza. Witness heard Blaok say,
"Damn you, now I am ready tor you." Wit?
ness did not know who the prisoner was ad?
dressing. Black drew his pistol from bis
pants or coat pocket, and raised his hand.
Witness thinks that Frank Groves bad bold of
Black's pistol arm, and ihat he said, "Captain,
don't do so." About that time, the deceased,
the town marshal, came up and commanded
the peace, and Black stepped a Hule io tbe
right ol' Frauk Groves and shot Turner. Pris?
oner then turned a Utile to ihe lett and shot
at Frank Groves. Black again turned around
towards the piazza and presented bia pistol
at Sol. Groves, when the witness struck the
prisoner a blow with a piece of Iron (a win?
dow bar) and knocked him down. Witness
then took the pistol from the prisoner, and
kept lt until tblB trial.
Cross-examined by Judge Aldrich for tbe
defence: Is not related to Groves, unless by
marriage; was not present with the parlies
when ihey went into CallfTs shop to drink; tbe
parlies had been drinking, but not a great
deal. Could not tell wbo separated Black and
Sol. Grayea in the lim affray, unless ii was C.
Lanigan Black said be would go home for
his pistol, and he remained away irom one
half to three-quarters of an hour. When
Black returned, Sol. Groves was sitting In
CalifPs piazza, and Black said, "Damn you, I
am ready for you." Groves said nothing.
Witness did not see the prisoner cock his pis?
tol; was within four or Ave feet of bim. Did
not see the last witness during the shooting.
Did not know whether Marshal Tui ner came
up or was already there. Black changed the
direction ot his pistol and aimed at Turner first.
[The witness gave a diagram showing the rela?
tive positions ot the persons who were present.]
Witness ls employed by Sol. Groves, aud was
then. He came to Blackville with Sol. Groves.
The band of Frank Groves was burned a Utile
by powder on the day of the homicide. Frank
Groves was about five or six feet from Black,
and Turner was Alleen to twenty feet The
pistol was cocked when witness took lt from
the prisoner. Black was then abont half
drunk. Was present when the first difficulty
occurred. Black and Groves were both can?
didates lor sheriff. Tue prisoner wanted
Groves to withdraw and run for land commis?
sioner. They had been friendly that day and
drinking together. Black struck Groves on
the mouth first. Witness was present when
Black went home. Frank Groves came up
while Black was away, ano made aa elli
get his father (Sol. Groves) to go home.
F. P. Groves, sworn: Rt sides In Black
was present at Callff's; wa th era before ]
came back. When Black got there he st
Sol. Groves, "Now I am reidy for yon."
ness then caught hold of Black's arm, to t
lt up; then Tamer came up, and said, "I
mand the peace." With that, the prie
Jerked his arm away from witness and
Turner. Witness was thon facing Tu
After shooting the deceased, Black tn
round and shot witness lo the left side,
then turned and aimed at witness' fa
when some,, one knocked the prisoner di
When Turner was shot, witness' hand
burned by the powder.
Cross-examined by Jud ge Aldrich :
back of witness' band was burned;
about two paces from Buick; Turner w
witness' rear. AB soon as B auk Jerked
pistol he jumped aside and fired. Ne w
passed, and immediately after the shoe
Black fired on witness, and then aimed tow
witness' lather. Witness went there *a
what was the canse of the fusB, and aske<
father to go with bim, when he promise
do in a few minutes. Turner was about
feet from Black. Witness was about fou
five feet frum Black. Whim shot down
ness was carried Into Di. Lartlgue'a of
was not present with the parties during
day, before the shooting.
G. E. fiutto, sworn : Besides in Barn'
District; was talking to F. droves, when Bl
came up and said to -Sol. Groves, "Now 1
ready for yon," and drew bis pistol. F. Un
caught Black by the arm and said, "Wha
you mean ?" Turner then said, "I comm
the peace." Blaok then Jerked from Gre
and turned and shot Turnt r. Black was t
knocked down by McFdl.
Cross-examined by Juc ce Aldrich : Bl
was about tao feet irom Turner. [Here a i
gram was made by the witness snowing
portion occupied by tbe deceased, toe prie
er and witness. Witness was there tee n
utes before Blaok came up. Black did
speak to anyone; only to Sui. Groves. Mc;
was sitting m the piazza when Black came
George filbert, coi ur ed. sworn: Resides
Barnwell County. Was at CallfTs and i
Groves and Black have a eorlmmaae. .
Lartlgue parted tbem. They stood there i
quarrelled a little, when Back; went off towa
borne and was gone about fliteen minui
Witness saw bim when he re urned. Wit o
was on the opp. .si ie side of the street. Bia
when he came up, fired to the right on Tur.
and to the left on Frank Groves, and tl
turned again, when witness saw him knocl
Cross-examined by Judge Aldrich: Was
the other side ot the street wheu tue shoot!
occurred. Wae within twenty or thirty BU
when the first scrimmage look place. En
nothing of the conversation or the eau
daw two shots fired. Did not then recogn
Sol. Groves In the crowd.
Dr. G. B Lartlgue, sworn: Is a physich
went to Bee ot-ceased before he died; ne di
from the wound.
Here Judge Aldrich Introduced the prison
who was sworn, standing In the dock, a
testified as follows:
I went to Tuck Robinson's store and fou
Sol. Groves and McFall standing ai t
counter, laking a drink. I weut behind the;
Mr. Groves turned ruuud and said, "How a'
do, Captatu; jun through; oome up and ta
BomeLhlng." I went np, and Gi oves lnu
duoed me to McFall, who paid for tue drini
'Groves turned round and said, "How ls t
election going on." I asked him what
meant, wheiber it was the snerlffaiiy. I tc
ulm I dldu'i think he wot dd uland any chane
He auld, "Are you not a candidate ?" I io
himno. He said, "Who do you mink will g
ii ?" I said, I supposed lt will be oetwet
Colonel Walker and .Judge Teague, ai
said Groves would stanci a better cuanoe 1
some other'office, and would proba bi j get
We then went Into CallfPe aud had a dru
lhere, and some hard words passed. Grov
called me a damned thtovlng black -; wi
that 1 made a blow at ni tn, and he resented
He om me on ibe upper lip. I told rn; lit
boy to go up and get my pistol; but I we
alter lt mjselt. They did not want to give i
ihe pistol; but I Insisted on having lt. Wh>
I got within a few steps ol CallfTs stole, 1st
Mr. Sol. Groves in toe aol ol taning bia sei
and was putting something alongside of bl
when he was silting cown. I went to M
Groves and said, "I am ready lor you now
Just aa I said so, Mr. T urner look me by tl
right hand and said, "Captain, dont have ai
fuss with Old Groves." I turned round ai
said, "Turner, let me alone," I saw 8i
Groves Jump up with something in his han
Borne one grappled me Dy the arm to tai
away the pistol from mti. I then fired at tl
elder Groves. I was then knocked down,
don't well remember wlio did ft. After I gi
up I went to Norland's office. Nerlai
advised me to go home and wash myself as
was all over with blood. I started to go hom
and when I got where Turner lived my Hit
boy said there ls a crowd coming after you.
looked down the street and saw a good mao
persons oomlng after me, and walked fasti
io get home. Some on a came up and had a
arrested at the house, and sala Turner wi
killed. I was carried to Norland's offict
where Dr. Graham dressed the wound In m
head. This ls all. I was not aware that Tui
ner was shot until I waa arrested. 1 wv
always on the most friendly terms with Tm
ner. I was drinking that day 4 whiskey an
temperance cordial. Wuen I went after m
pistol to the nouse I kicked up a fuss thee
and said thai Groves hud Insulted me grossi j
and I warned my pistol.
The court now adjourned until three P. M.
Upon the opening of the court, Maco:
Brown (colored) was sworn for tue defence
He was present on tne first ol July; coming
down the street, Captain Black passed mm a
Bonner's corner walking pretty fast ; some om
at Cailffs said "there ho ls, oomlng now." Mi
soi. Groves gol up and got on the bolton
siep. His son puaned him back, Baying, "al
down." By ibe time Groves had taken hit
seat, Black walked up and said, "1 am read]
for you now." Frank Groves made to wurdi
B.ack, and so did Turner. Frank Grovel
c night hold ot Black's hand. Biaok J erk ec
hts nand away from Frank Groves with pisto
lu lt. AS he did so, he presented his pisto,
towards Frank Groves. Turner ran In be?
tween Groves and Black. The pistol wat
fired, and Turner teil. Groves went offside
ways, and Black shot him as be was gelling
Off. Then McFall, who was Bitting la the
piazza, Jumped up, p eked up the iron and
knocked Blaok down; BUok falling with the
pistol in his hand. McFall then took Black's
pistol away. ctol. Groves ran out ol the piazza?
and straddled B.ack, same as a man riding a
boree, with his knite out. Says I: "Mr.
Groves, don't burt him any more." He said
B.ack had shot bis son and be was going to
cut his throat. Wltneits took bim off. Witness
said: "Get up, captain, and go home." Soon
after, Biaok &ot up. fciome one carried him to
the trial Justice's office, where be gut his bead
dressed. We then went to Black's house,
where a crowd overtook us for the purpose of
arresting the prisoner.
Cro ps-ex um m ed b> the solicitor: When the
shooting took place I was n ar Dr. Lartlgue'a
office. Turner was s. : ting In the piazza next
to CallfTs, below.
Jane Lartlgue, colored, who resides In E. J.
Black's yara, was call id, but did not answer.
Tnls closed ihe testimony.
Dr. Gran tm was recalled and said he had no
recollection of any powder marks on the
clothes ol jurner.
Mr. Bobert Aldrich opened the argument for
the defence In a speech of an hour, and was
followed by Judge Al'drlcb, who spoke for an
hour and a half. They reviewed the testi?
mony, argued that there was no intention of
Bhootlng Turner, which shooting was purely
accidental, and mud J a strong appeal to the
sympathy of the J ury.
The solicitor, Mr. P.L. Wlggln, made the ar?
gument for the prosecution, and Judge Maher
then charged the jury.
The charge was an eminently able one, rich
in illustration and In legal authority, but clear?
ly against the prisoner.
After an absence of three hours the Jnry
returned a verdict of Not Guilty, and the pris?
oner was discharged.
Tour correspond? ot has had the good for?
tune of hearing ell the Judges who have
graced the Bench In this State during the last
twenty-five years, many of them on occasions
when the dignity of the State, the Intricacies
of law, and the Interest of suitors combined to
make a Judge prove himself worthy of the
ermine, and In these degenerate days of '72
he ls glad to say the ,t the mantle of the best of
them ha? Callen on the should era of that incor?
ruptible, dignified, and faithful defender and
expounder of the law, Jobn J. Maher.
To-day Black waa bound over to appear at
the next tenn of the Court, to anewer to a
charge of assault and battery with intent to
kill Frank Groves.
CASSAS UNREL EN TITS O.
Ho Mercy for th? Victims or the Kn*
WASHINGTON, September 21.
The star says: "It ls stated that the Presi?
dent refused to pardon ce. tain Ku-Eiux prison
ors In the Albany penitentiary whu had been
recommended ror Executive clemency, be?
cause ol a protest coming irom ihe district
where the criminals were convicted, from
those who would be mo.-t endangered by tbe
reiease. The character of most of the convicts
ls very bad. Some of them are ignorant, law?
less, desperate men. who, it is believed, would
not hesitate to wreak their vengeance upon all
who testified against them."
THE NEXT PRESIDENT IN OHIO.
CINOLVNATI, September 21.
At various points on the route, between
Columbus and Cincinnati, tbe train stopped,
and brief speeches were made by Mr. Greeley.
A great crowd met him at Xenia, where he
spoke as follows:
I think I am somewhat known to most of
you, and you can testily wherein. In the
struggles of the past, wherein in a life-long
compromise with pro-slavery ascendancy, my
voice was not raised on the side ot emancipa?
tion and liberty. [Applause.] Those days
bave passed, and new days come. I rejoice
that I was with most of you in masing this a
land ot Impartial freedom. If we bad heard
tnat all men were to be iree. except four or
five hundred, we should have felt that
our triumph was incomplete. So I
stand this day demanding that there
shall be no proscribed class, no dis?
franchised people, blaok or white, in this
country, [applause.] But that the genius of
universal lioerty shall enfold under its mantle
the whole American people-that ls my plat?
form and all of it-that our victorv, as Union
Isis, a? lovers o? Impartial liberty, belog com?
plete, there shall be no mau deprived of his
natural rights when this struggle shall be end?
ed. We demand tbat the capstone shall be
placed on the temple of liten y by tbe enfran?
chise ment ot the last man wno now Buffers un?
der the ban of proscription. Such ls my pur?
pose; such is the ground whereon I stand, AS
such, I commend it to ail those wbo. In the old
time, tbe darker time, the time of depression,
struggled with me on the Bide ot liberty. [Great
To-morrow Mr. Greeley has a reception at
tbe Burnett House, at noon. He leaves at
3 P. M., for Louisville, where be remains until
Monday, and thence goes to Indianapolis.
The StralghtrOut central committee. In Illi?
nois, have nominated a full State and electo?
Colonel J. W. Forney will stu sp Ohio for
Grant during the week preceding the October
The Boston Advertiser says that lt is true
Wilson was a Know-Nothing, but he "did'nt
mean anything by lt."
Governor Koerner. being Interviewed by a
reporter of ihe St. Louis Times, expressed
himself confident of 20,000Liberal majority in
Senator Chandler says there are no Liberals
In Michigan, yet a Greeley and Brown club,
numbering one hundred and forty-nine mem?
ber?, baa been organized In the little village
of Hartland lo that Stat?.
The New York Times says Charles O'Oonor
bas written a letter to a memoer ot the
Straight Demooratlo Committee, accepting the
nominal lon of tbe Louisville Convention.
The Cincinnati Commercial, of Wednesday,
says: "We have sailsfaotory reasons for know?
ing that a very extensive colonization ot ne?
groes from Kentucky Into Indiana bas been
going on recently. They are cross!ng the Ohio
River by tbe score at Mount Vernon, Evans?
ville, Jeffersonviile, Lawrenceborg, and other
convenient points. Farmen in the Blue Grass
region are already reeling the effects of this
unusual emigration, and complain of the scar?
city of help."
Mr. Frederick Brown, the only surviving
brother el old Osaawattamle, ls out against
Grant, and, among other reasons for taking
this position, assigns the following: "Tbe
promoters ot tbe anti-slavery cause bave ac?
complished all they desire, and now? unless
they can bring about reconciliation and har?
mony between the two sections, history will
?ronounne-tLe aboi ti on movement a failure,
be course of tbe Grant administration ls to
keep the South desolate, and tends to barba?
rize the entire people."
The Bureau cf Justice ls considering tbe
eligibility of Jae. Lee, colored allen, nominat?
ed In Mississippi as a Presidential eleotor, to
oast a voie In the Electoral College. The de?
cision will probably be that be must have
been naturalized since the ratification of the
fourteenth amendment, to make bis vote valid.
The question u as first asked the attorney-gen?
eral, who declined to answer, but subsequent?
ly, through direction of tb? President, tbe
law was Investigated. The question is re?
garded Important In Radical circles, as the re?
jection ot Lee's vote might defeat Grant's
POLITICS TN THE STATE.
The Rad leal s are dla sa Us fled with their nomi?
nations in Fairfield, and will pick their flints
and try again this week.
The "regular" Republicans in Union County
have nominated the following ticket: For the
Legislature-June H. Mobley. S. Knuokles and
M. C. Long; sheriff. Phillp Dunn; clerk, J. C.
Bonsai; probateludge,A. A.Hammett; school
commissioner. Barney Burton; county com?
missioners- D. D. Goings, W. T. Kelch, Tins?
^?r^FFTCE^OTaBLES^ RAIL- j
WAT COMPANY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1871.-On and
after this date the regular winter schedule viii
commence. I he last King street ear will leave
the Battery, and the last Rutledge street car will
leave the Postoftlce at Nine o'clock P. M., each.
sep231_sec. and Treas.
JUT- THE BRITISH BARK GRANTON,
Rowlands, Master, from Liverpool, ls THIS UAY
entered under the Three (8) uay Act, and will
commence discharging, under General Order, at
Accommodation Wharf, on THURSDAY, the 2eth
Ali persons are hereby cautioned against bar
boring or trusting any of the crew of the above
named vessel, as debts of their contracting will
not ie paid by the Master or consignee.
sep23 8 HE 1BY CA RD, Agent.
?SB*ALL CLAIMS AGAINST SCHOON?
ER HARRIETTA must be presented at eur office
before 12 o'clock on TOXSDAT, 24th September, or
they win bo debarred payment.
sep21-s WM. 0. BEE ? 00.
jBtrDB, TUTT'3 PILLS CURE3 DYS?
PEPSIA and its associate disorders-Sick Head?
ache, Costiveness, Piles, Liver Complaint, Jaun?
dice, Dropsy, Billons Fever and Skin Diseases.
?$T- MESSRS. KING & ROSBOROUGH,
WALDO, FLORIDA: DKAB SlBS-YOU Will find
enclosed sixteen ($10) dollars for two cases of
your SIMMONS' HEPATIC COMPOUND OB
LIVER OBRE. This medicine sells readily, and
every one who uses lt likes lt. Since I bave
commenced its use I am better m health than I
have been tn several years. My wife thinks there
ia nothing Uko lt. TURNER JACKSON.
For sale by DO WIE, MOISE te DAVIS,
aep20-fmw3 Wholesale Agenta for s. O?
^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SOUTH CAROLINA, from New York, axe nptifled
that she la THIS DAT discharging cargo at Fiat No.
l, Uc io a Wharves. All Gooda remaining oaV" u?o
dook at sunset will he stored at owneri' risk and
expense, WM. A. COURTENAY, "
5?T CONSIGNEES PER COMMEdXJIAL
Line Brig GUIDING STAB, from New York, are
aotiflsd that she ls THIS DAT discharging caigo
nt central Wharf. AU Goods ?.n the wharf at
?nus-1 wul be stored at owLera' iut and expense.
??j claims allowed alter Go,ds leave the wnari.
hep.3-1 ' E. F. a WEBO AN, Agent
ySW CO> SIGNED PEU STEAMSHIP
UANHATrAN, from New York, are notified
.hat she witt discharge cargo, Tan DAT, at
auger's South Wharf. Goods onoalied for. as
i onset will remain on the wharf At owners' risk ?
eep2M JAMES ADGER A 00., Agents.
?S- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
SBA. GULL, from Baltimore, ara hereby " nod
led that she la THO DAT dlscnarglng cargo at Pier
So. l. Union w har ves. AU Goods not taken away
it sunset wlU remidn on vi bari at Consign?es '
risk. MORDECAI A CO., ? -
sep2S-2 Agents. -
?9- SPECIAL NOTICE.-ALL . PER?
SONS having claims against tbs sloop.GREEN
[IEAF wul present the same at No. 12 Amherst
?treet before 12 o'clock Wednesday, the 25th ID -
Kant, or be debarred payment.
sepza-l* V. J. TOBIN.
HALL FOR THE NOMINATING CON
OF THI ' ,
UNION REPUBLICAN PARTY OF CHARLESTON
ROOMS op THE COUNTTCHAIBMAH, 1 ?
OHABLKHTON, & 0., 14th September, ISTZ j
Having been duly elected by the late State con?
vention of the Union Repnbdcan Party, in accord?
ance with the rules and custom of the party,
Chairman of the county of Charleston, by virtue
or the authority Teated tn me I hereby notify the
Union Republicans or Charl eat n Conn ty to mest
la their several Wards and Parishes, at the times
and places hereinafter designated, for thepnrpose?
ur electing Delegates to the County Nominating .
Convention, to be held at the Military H di, in the
city of Charleston, on TVXSOAT AFTSXMOOV, this
Lat of October, 1872, at 6 o'clock P. M.
The Convention ?Ul nominate cnn did ates for
the Union Repnoiioan Party for the following
)fflces, to be etected by the people, at the General
Election, on the 16th of October, 1871, Til:
1. A Sheriff of the county.
2. A Clerk of court. . ,
3. A Ju Ige of Probate. ?
4. A School Commissioner. ?
6. A Coroner.
0. Three County Co mm Unionen.
7. A state Senator.
8. Eighteen Members of the House of Repre?
The convention wm be composed of ninety-six
(96) Delegate, tobe eelected as follows :
OITT OF CHARLESTON. 1
Forty-eight (48) Delegates; six for each ward, to
be elected by the Union Republican voters of the
a* ve rai wards, at their asnal places of meeting on
Friday evening, the 27th of September.
ST. ANDREWS PARISH.
Six Delegates, to be elected on Friday, XT th
September, as follows : i
Three by the voters of James Island, at tho
Or. B8-Koads. - ;-:
Throe by the voters of St. A nd re w's,on the Main,
a: "Club House Church."
ST. JAME9 SANTEE.
Three Delegates, to be elected by the voters of
the Parish, on Saturday, 23th September, at the
Thirty-two Mlle House.
CHRI6T CHURCH. 1
Fonr De'egates, to be elected on Saturday, 28th
September, as follows :
Two by the voters of the upper portion of tim
Parish, at the Wappetaw church.
' " wo by the voters of the lower portion of the
Parish, at the Four-Mile Church.
Three Delegates, to be elected by the voters of
the parish on wednesday, the 25th September, at ?
the Muster House.
ST. THOMAS AND BT. DENNIS.
Three Delegates to be elected by the vote? of
the parish on saturday, the 2; th September, at*
the Brick Church.
ST. JOHN'S COLLETON.
Twelve Delegates to be elected, as follows:
Three by the voters of Wan maia w Island, on
Wednesday, 18th September, at the usual place
jf meeting ' 1
Five by the voters of John's Island, on Thors
lay, 10th Sept mber, at Jacob's Ground.
Fonr by the voters of Edlsto Island, on Friday
20th September, at the Camp Ground.
ST. JOHN'S BERKELEY.
Nine Delegates to be elected, as follows:
Three by the voters of Strawberry, on Tuesday,
21th September, at the Ferry.
Two by the voters of Calamus Fond, on Thurs?
day, 26th September.
Two by the voters er Blaok Oak, on Friday,
Two by the voter? of Biggin Church, on Satur?
day, 28thSeptember, at the Church.
ST. JAMES Q?OSE CREEK.
Eight Delegates to be elected on Saturday, 28th
September, as rollo we:
Three by Oe voters of Goose Creek Bridge Pre -
elnct, St. Pant's Church.
Two by the voters of Summerville, near the
Two by the voters of Hickory Bend and Cross
Road Preclnots, at Dean Swamp.
One by the voters of Wassamataw, at the
All the Meetings have been arranged with the
view to secure the fallest attendance or Republi?
can voters, and to suit the convenience of toe
peor lo. lt ls hoped that at these meetings the
BepuDiicana will select their very beat mea as
Delegates to the Convention, in order that we
may secure the norn mat ?on or a ticket which, wul
command the respe t of an citizens and yet -
secare the votes < if ail good Republicans. ? . ,
E. W. M. MACKEY, Chairman
Of the Union Republican Party,
sepie-mtho or Charleston County.
^T-TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OF
FICE OF COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY,
WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER io, 1872-Whereas,
by satisfactory evidence presented to the under,
signed, lt has been-made to appear that the Bank
of Charleston Natl nal Banking Association, in
the City of Charil 6ton, in the County of Charles
ton and state of south Carolina, has been daly
oiganized nnder and according to Ute require?
ments of he A t of Congress, entitled "An Act to
provide a National curren cy, secured by a pledge
of United states Bonds, and to provide for tho
circulation and redemption thereof," approved
Jnne 3,1864, and has complied with all the provi?
sions of Bald Act, required to be complied with,
before commencing the business of Banking un
der said Act.
Now, therefore, I, JOHN S. LANGWOBTHY,
Acting comptroller of the Corren cy, do hareby
esr i i ry that the Bank or Charleston National Bank?
ing Association, In the City of Charleston, in the
County of Charleston and State of South OsroUna,
ls authorized to commence the boxiness Of Bank?
ing nndei the Act aforesaid.
In testimony whereof, witness my hand and
Seal of office, this loth day of september, 187t.
. J. S. LAN G WORTHY,
Act mg Comptroller of Currency.
[No. 2044.] ?'.-'?