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Cable Ucspatclivs. .,
LoNbuN, August 15-P. M.-De?
spatches from Ireland give the par
tie ul nra of deeds of lawlessness in
Tipperary. It seems that while ono
of the great landlords in that region,
named Scully, was serving tho usual
notices on varions tenants, he was
killed by some unknown person. A
strong body of police attempted to
arrest the; culprit, when the police,
in turn, were fiercely attacked, two
shot dead and four badly wounded.
At last advices quiet bad been re?
DODLIN, August 17.-The coroner's
jury on the landlord Scully, murdered
his te nan ts in Tipperary, rendered
awerdict of murder, but the jury
took occasion to deprecate the con?
duct of Scully, and suggest new and
moro liberal plans.
CHARLESTON, August 17.--Arrived
steamer Falcon, Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, August 17.-Tho Peo?
ple's Bank was entered last night, aud
the vault robbed. Tho loss is un?
known, as the hoariest special depo?
sitors are absent.
NEW YORK, Augast 17.-Telegra?
phic advices have been received from
Vera Cruz to the 13th and from
Mexico City to the 10th instant.
Romero has arrived, and resumed his
duties as minister of the treasury. A
reinforcement of 500 men has been
sent to Alatorie, operating against
Negrete. Cortina refused to join
Negrete'8 rebellion. The TYaite </'
Union advocates the policy of count?
ing European alliances as a guard
against America influences.
The colony of Barbadoes is uneasy,
because many members of the British
garrisons there are Fenians.
Advices from Jacmel, Hayti, Au?
gust 1, state that Picos has been de?
feated at Bsyust, and forty of ill o iii I
taken prisoners, including General
Aleyandre, who was shot by his
LANCASTER, PA., August 17.-Tho
guard of honor, composed of the
officers of the Butler Zouaves,
(colored,) which accompanied the
body of Mr. Stevens from Washing?
ton, left here this morning, on their
return. It appears considerable feel?
ing was excited hero by their pre?
sence; many Republicans regarding
it as inappropriate. On the street,
the colored officers attracted consider?
able attention; farmers and others
gazing at them with a sort of mingled
curiosity and wonder.
Stevens* funeral to-day was an im?
mense affair; crowds were present,
includiug delegations of societies in
all parts of the State. The Gover?
nor and State officers, and many other
distinguished individuals were in the
SAN FRANCISCO. August 17.-Yoko
homu dates of the 20th July, state
th at 150 Christians were drowned at
Nuganski. Yeddo was captured by
tho Southerners and half tho city
burned, includiug two temples. The
Northern Princes proposo arbitration
by France, England and the United
States, binding themselves and pledg?
ing the Mikado to their decision.
\ DETROIT, August 17.-Professor
Watson, of the Detroit Observatory,
announces the discovery of a now
minor planet. It shines like a star
of tho 10th magnitude.
Affair? tit \VUB1IIII??ton.
WASHINGTON, Angy st 17.-Attor?
ney-General Evarts' opinion lins been
published. It favors the President's
power to appoint a collector for New
Orleans and officers for Alaska, the
commissions terminating with the
next session of the Senate.
Rollins has returned, and it is au?
thoritatively announced he has no in?
tention of vacating his office, except
to a successor acceptable to the radi?
The Star says several new Govern?
ors of Southern States recently made
requisitions on the Secretary of War
for arms, under a law passed in 178G,
but the Secretary has declined to fur?
nish, until further legislation is had
on tho subject. The Governors, in
consequence, havo united in an ap?
peal to Congress, to meet on the day
to which they had adjourned, to take
action in tho matter.
lt is stated that both tho French
and Prussian Embassies here havo
advices indicating war between tho
WASHINGTON, August 17.-Rosen
cranz has received part of his in?
structions. Tho policy toward Mexi?
co is to be conciliatory. A treaty,
regarding claims against Mexico, will
' bo sent there for ratification; there
being no Mexican Minister here, no
commissioner under the treaty will be
appointed until it is duly ratified.
Ex-Gov. Orr was at St. Joseph,
Mo., on th<lr5th instant. In 1856,
he purchased largo bodies of land in
that vicinity, which ho is now looking
Another battlo is reported to have |
been fought betv. ion the Turks and
tho Cretnns, resultiug in tho defeat
of tho Turks.
In an affray with robbers in Craw?
ford County, 111., on Friday last, one
of a posse of constables was killed,
whereupon tho remainder of the
posse rushed upon tho robbers and
killed all of thom, four in number.
IAdah Isaacs Menken, tho actress
and equestrienne, died yesterday, in
"TU?ANCIAX. AND COMMEnciAl,.
NEW YORK, August ITT-Gcjrta4???%.
Money easy, at 4@5. Flour 5?10o.
lower. Wheat l@2o' lower, Oprn
nshade easier,: .Mess pork ?lull, nt
28)4. Lard quiet-steam 18^?19.
Cotton very firm, at 28>a.
7 P. M.-Cotton firmer, but not
active; sales 900 bales, at 29 }? (3)30.
Flour-superfine State firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corn active, but prices favor buyers.
MORS pork 28.62^. Money firmer,
and demand steadily increasing
call 4@5; prime paper 7. Gold
weaker-46%. Sterling dull, at 9%.
Stocks unsettled. Governments
BAI/TTMORE, August 17.-Cotton
firm, at 30. Flour quiet and less
firm. Prime and choice wheat firm;
low grades dull. White corn 1.18@
1.20; yellow 1.17@18. Oats 70(^80.
Moss pork 30.50; shoulders 14^@il5.
CINCINNATI, August 17.-Flour
dull. Corn firmer, at 96?97. Whis?
key 70. Mess pork held nt 28.75.
Lard 18^4'. Bacon nomiually un?
CHARLESTON, August 17.-Cotton
dull; no sales-middlings nominal,
AUGUSTA, August 17.-The advance
on cotton in Now York and Livor
pool, caused nn advance here, aud
buyers aro askiug 28 for middlings;
SAVANNAH, August 17.-Cotton
firm, with some light demand; hold?
ers too high for buyers-middling 29.
MOBILE, August 17.-Cotton mar?
ket quiet and firm; eales 100 bales
middling 27i.<@28. Nine bales now
NEW ORLEANS, August 17.-Cotton
quiet; but little offering; no quota?
tions. Gold 46}??. Flour easier
superfino 8.50. Corn steady, at 1.10
@1.15. Pork steady, at 31.00. Ba
cou firm-shoulders 14; clear 11%.
LONDON. August 17-3 p. m.
Consols 943^. Bonds 71 J4'.
LrvEBTOOL, August 17-3 p. m.
Cotton buoyant and advanced ^d.
uplands 10^.<; Orleans 10??.
LONDON, August 17-Evening.
Consols 94. Bonds 71 }?.
LTVEBPOOL, August 17-Evening.
Cotton active and advanced 3d. ; and
at the close was still tending up;
sales 20,000 bales-uplands 10%;
TUc Harder of Dulla* P. Smith.
At an inquest before Coroner Thomas P.
Walker and a jury of twolve citizens, the
following evidence waa submitted:
Dr. A. N. TALLEY dopoaoth and saith:
On Sunday morning, the 2d inst., I was
called at 3 o'clock to seo the deceaaed; I
found him Buffering from the effects of a
gun-ahot wound in the left cheek, near the
outer anglo of tho eye. Tho decoaaed be?
ing verv roatleaa and unconacioua, I post
poned tho examination of the wouud till 9
o'clock, of tho same morning; I then in?
troduced a probe into the wound, which
paaaed inwarda and backwarda, in tho di?
rection of tho apine, to the extent of about
thrco inchon; finding that tho ball waa too
deeply aoatcd to admit of any attempt at
extraction, I deaiated from tho acaren for
it. At tho date of tho viait laat alluded .
to, ho waa still ahnoat entirely uncon?
acioua; in the conree of the day, tho atu
por deepened into what ia technically
called coma, which continued up to the
dato of bia death, which occurred about 1
o'clock thia a. m. At the post morten! ex?
amination, in which I waa assisted by.Dr.
Edward D. Smith, I found that one of tho
Erincipal blood v?asela of the neck had
ecu severed by tho ball, and alao ono of
tho largo nerves; tho muaclca aud cellular
tiaauo of the nock and face wore infiltrated
with blood; tho bail waa found lodged in
ono of the largo muscles of tho back of
the neck. I have no hesitation in declar?
ing that tho death of tho deceaaed result?
ed from tho gun-ahot wound abo vu de?
scribed. A. N. TALLEY, M. D.
Dr. E. D. SMITH, being aworn. saya:
I assisted Dr. A. N. Talloy at a post?
mortem, on the body of Dallas Smith, and
found a gun-ahot wound entering on the
cheek-bone; traced the courao of ball and
found tho direction backwarda, inwarda
aud dowuwarda. severing in ita courao a
large artery and an important norvo in the
neck; finally cut tho ball ont of tho mus?
cles on tho back part of neck; havo no
heaitation in saying that deceaaed came to
bia death from ?aid wound.
E. D. SMITIT, M. D.
STABLINO STRICKLAND, aworn, aaya:
That on Saturday night laat, about 12
o'clock, waa on tho city police; aomc had
a68crabled on tho cornel- at Jacob Levin's,
for tho purpose Of going upon tho Araenal
Hill, for tho purpoae of making arrest?;
all at once, beard pistol-firing down town;
at once, they all niado for the direction of
thefiriiif;; tho party ran aa faBt aa they
could, and Bcattered, BO aa to catch tho
parties'! who wero shooting; then came
into Bridge atroet, and ran down tho street
to tho next atroot; there ho met three
mon; asked them whero tho shooting waa;
they replied that it waa on tho next street,
which was Senate atreet; these threo men,
whom he took to be colored men, aaid that
threo men.had run on Bridgo atrect, in
the directibu of tho National Hotel; they
(those throe mon) anggeated to him that
he should follow that party and arrost
them; paid no attention to them; went on
to where the firing waa; when ho got there
he found a conaiderab'.e crowd of colored
men, nono of whom he recognized, oxcept
Beverly Nash and William Thomaa; they
were all nt anding around Mr. Dallas
Smith, tho deceaaed; deceaaed waa lying
upon tho ground, bleeding; aaked the
crowd who ahot him, but no one could toll
who did it; aome one of the crowd aaid
that some of tho young men bad attacked
tho members of tho Legislature, in that
bouae; witness asked them whom do you
suppose had ahot him; said they did not
know, aa he had boon ?hot from tho inside
of tho house; wituesa aaked whoae houae
it waa; aome ono aaid it was Murray's
houao, used for the purpoae of boarding
colored legislators; aaked the ciowd who
boarded in that house; ono man only re?
sponded, who was a white man named
Mixon; wit noss called upon Murray, who
livod aoroo diatance. aud procured tho
names of thoeo why lived in bia houao; im?
mediately in front, whoro thia party board?
ed, waa where Mr. Smith waa lying: Mr.
Gurley, a policeman, picked up two hats;
one was Mr. Smith's, the deceased, the
other waa identified aa belonging to ono
Richardson, a colored man, who afterwards
claimed it; left Mr. Gurley, Berry and
Alte? with the body of Hr. 8 rn i tu, and then
went after the Chief of Police. Mr. Bad
oliffo; when ho returned, found Dr. B. W.
Taylor tbore; ho examined the body, but
could not do anything, and it waa aont
borne in a w?gou; found deceased Immer
diatflly in front of the bouse; found no
traces of blood from the house to where
deceased waa lying; aaw no pistol or gun
in the house at the time; when ho saw de?
ceased, ho waa speech lees; the only two
persons present when ho got there whom
ho could recognize, woro Beverly Naen
and W. J. Thomas.
SAMUEL W. HOOK, sworn, says:
Un Saturday night last, deceased,
James Wado and deponent were in
tho Btreot in Columbia, at Geiger's
houso, above Mrs. Hicks' house; wit
noss stopped there to .vomit; when
through, witneBB and doceased went down
towards Mrs. Hicks' house; stopped then
and witness vomited again; at that
time, hoard three or four Bhots flrod ir
Mrs. Hicks' back lot; witness raiset
his bead, and deceased stopped three pacof
from iv I ie re he (witness) was etauding; a
black man ran around tho corner o' th?
house, when deceased held up his bandi
and said, "No! nol old mani" as lie sait
old man, the black roan shot him over th?
fence: deceased fell immediately; witnesi
was about three paces from him; tho blacl
mau turned his pistol towards witness
and ho ran across tho street, and rai
away; after deceased was shot, bean
twenty or twenty-five shots fired; neve
returned after ho heard tho firing De
ceased and witness were just walking ii
that street peaceably ; tho fence was low
and deceased was " shot over tho fence
witness nor auv of tho party were armc<]
as ho knew of. Witness and thc part
had not been to Joyner's Hotel that nigh
together; did not hear of the cxainiuatio
on Sunday before tho Mayor.
WILLIAM J. Mixox, sworn, says:
That he has been elected a member (
tho Legislature from Barnwell, but wu
not qualified. On Saturday night last
after a caucus at tho Janney Hall, he wei
down homo, at Murray's, a corner housi
near tho depot of the South Carolina Bai
road; was preparing to retire; saw mau
per?ons about the streotB, and anticipate
a difficulty; went back into tho privy, t
avoid a difficulty which he supposed w'oul
take place; soon after, he heard a disturl
ance; some worde passed; then tho tirin
commenced; thinks, perhaps, two of tl
men in the house had pistols. Boon
there with several negroes. When bo n
turned from the privy, the bouse wi
empty; board several porsonH in the hom
say that they expected a difficulty; thin)
James Grist one of tho persons who bad
pistol; one Howard got bis stick read
cannot identify any ono who told him tin
they expected a row that night; C. Hayn
Grist, Sasportas, Howard and Byers wei
preparing for a difficulty; fifteen to tweni
shots were fired while ho was in tho prto
W. J. MIXSON.
ELIZABETH DUCKWORTH, sworn, says:
On Saturday night last, bad gono to b<
and waa awaked by tho report of a piste
jumped up out of bed and went to clo
her windows; saw colored men running
tho street. This was on Senate stree
Witness resides within three doors
whore some colored members of the L
gislature live. The firing waa in the titre
that she saw; had hourd some tiring in tl
back yard; saw DoLargo and some o:
that she did not know in tho street; tho
abo can idontify those; saw fired thr
shots after ho carno into tho street; !
came out from tho yard next to where e
lives; tho firing then ceased for awhi
witness was much frightened; could n
tell what ho, DeLargo, was firing at; si
two persons run around the corner; thc
had been considerable firing before tb
after tho firing was over, beard nome or
whom she thinks was DeLargo, say th
we have wounded one damn non of a bit
and am very sure we have killed one, a
if bo is not doad, now, be soon will 1
then heard DeLargo say I am a peaceal
citizen and am not bothering any w
they all, tin n, went from near her hon
saw two :.ito men running around t
coi ner wh-i e Rosetta Ballard liven; thin
there wero seven or eight persons firing
tlio streot; the two men running anni
tho corner were white men; they did i
return tho fire. Tho witness weiit to I
carly and was not disturbed at all tl
evening, by any one. until then. It v
Albert Davis' yard that DeLargo ca
from; did not seo Mr. Smith until she M
him in the street; several persons wi
standing around bim; did not recogn
any ono of them except Miss Post, Hi
and tho doctor. After tho doctor j
there, the body was moved up on the gra
DeLargo then came up where the b(
was lying; noticod his agoing arov
wherever ho saw any out- talking and
tened vory attentively to what they w
saying. DeLargo seemed to bo very nu
confused and seemed to bo very orlick
After tho firing waB over, and tho pee
bad gathered around tho body, witri
saw Beverly Nash and William Thon
and others, all colored, that she did
recognize, pass her house; heard om
thom say this is tho first night that I li
been out without my pistol. The ot
said mo, too. They were coming from
town when witness first saw them; ki
DeLargo before ho came to tho Legi
ture. ELIZABETH D?OKWORTI
NANCEY HALL, sworn, says:
On Saturday night last, she went to
at 12 o'clock; few moments afterwa
beard the firing in tho street, on Sei
street; opened her window and looked i
saw several persona running, some
wards Gates street and some toward 1
coln street; saw several negroes firing;
had on a light coat, who baited some
in the street who had on a gray c
asked, aro you a friend? White man
plied, ho was. Negro said to whito ii
wo havo wounded one of your men
killed mint her, and you had better go
tako cliargo of your damned rebel,
negro thou left tho whito man and fir
pistol off towards Oates street. Witt
then went out to tho gate; saw DoLi
como up the street and asked ano
negro if bo did not stick np to the p
ann give thom bell; saw nor board
other firing after that. Witness thea \
down to where Dallas Smith. Hie decca
waa lying; found Louisa Tost, Mr. Sti
land and Durin, there; deceased
lying on the ground; aaw Beverly N
who remarked to some negroes who \
with bim that it was tho first time tho
had been caught out at night without
pistol, and he supposed that Chief J
oliffe would do bia duty. Naah then <
off; saw the doctor (Taylor) thero,
she then went homo. Witnoss had
heard any noieo or confusion in tho st
that night: if there bad boen any app
anco of a riot or any other troublo in t
street sho would have known it. Wit
was frequently to tho gate that oven
saw no ono moving about as if tboy
looking out for a riot.
F. n. Guui.KY, sworn, says:
On Saturday night laet, witneHB, Bi
Strickland and Alteo, all police officera,
mado an agreomont to meet at Lev
somer Assembly and Plain streets, foi
purpose of agoing on Arsenal Hill to r
mi arrest. While thero, heard Arin
! the direction of Lincoln and Benatejstroeta;
I went into that direction and found de
ceased shot and lying in a pool of blood, .
opposite the "niokar house;" near toe
gate, on the. pavement. Several persona
ad collected around them, but did not
recognize any one but Policeman Strick?
land. Afterward, recognized Hover ly
Nash, then inquired, who shot tho man.
No One could tell; asked where the shots
were fired from; nome one Haid they were
fired from tho house occupied by Murray,
on tho corner-members of the Legisla?
tura occupied it at night. Witness and
Murray went into tho house but it was
empty; all had gone; saw a trunk opened,
and a watch, which ho told Murray to
keep for the owner; saw Nash and he pro
mieod to get all tho partioB that lived ia
tho house and take them up to tho police
atation, and investigate tho matter-bus
ho never did it; saw Nash and Saaportas
go to FeterOliverV. witneaa followod them
and said to Sasportaa that ho moat take
him to tho police station; ho protested
againat agoing, aa ho waa a member of the
Legislature. Nash then raid he, witness,
had no right to arrest him without a war?
rant. Just then, Policoman Alteo came
up and aaid ho had coneiilted some one
and aaid they had better bo 8ummonod
before tho Mayor's Court next morning,
which waa done; witneaa thou walked ofl
and never had anything more to do witb
the matter; witness found a hat neal
Smith which ltichardaou claimed ucxl
morning; saw no blood in yard.
P. H. GURLEY.
GEOROE W. ALLEN, sworn, says:
That on Saturday night laat, about tot
minut?e after 12 o'clock, ho went into hit
house, on Seuato street; soon after, lr
heard firing of plateia juat below hi
house. When ho went out to tho gato,
man ran by him, (white,) atood there am
fired down towards thc house whore Mut
ray occupioe; black mon wore firing a
him; aomo Bevon wera firing; whon th
firing ceased, witness was iii bia houa
getting on bia boots; heard Noah au
Thomas, with a crowd, aav, "ono dami
rascal waa killed;" Naah aaid that thia wa
tho first timo that ho had como out with
out bia piatol. Witneaa then carno out e
tho house and went where bo saw Dalia
Smith lying there moaning. Stricklan
was there, and several other persons. Th
man who ran past tum, ran off; had on
white linen coat. Recognizes ono of th
partv who ordered tho pistols brought ou
thinks bc is a member of the Legislature, t
baa something to do with it. Waa not a
home more than fifteen minutes before tl
firing; never aaw any move towards ar
excitement, or any move towards a ro
that evening. The night was vorv brigh
G. W. ALLEN.
THOMAS DUREN, sworn, says:
That on Saturday night last, mot d
ceased and Wado (a mail agent) and 01
other, whom ho did not know; asked wi
ness to tako a walk with him; then M
Hook came up, and they went to Clondir
mg's and got soino beer; they then wei
down tho atreet; in paaaing "tho Hick
houae, Hook, Wade and deaoaaedatoppci
witneaa walked on to tho corner ar
stopped for them to comoon; while st am
ing there, heard loud talking in tho bac
yard; heard some ono say, "got out
here;" then heard shooting; heard son
one eay, "All shoot together;" ahoutic
I commenced, and witneaa wont in to tl
I houae bolow; remained there until tl
firing waa over; while there, aaw rn?
jumping the railroad and other fence
witness then went back, and found d
ceaaed lying on tho pavement; found sev
ral peraona whom no did not rccogniz
Deceased remained back with Hook, wi
waa vomiting; Wado alao remained bac
heard no expression as to his being she
ashed who eliot him, but no oue gave hi
any answer; tbiuka deceased waa a litt
under liquor; there was no noise at all
the atreet; deceased waa not armed.
J. T. DUREN.
WILLIAM WADS, sworn, aaya:
That he ia a mail agent on the Sou
Carolina Railroad, between Columbia a
Augusta; on Saturday night laat, he n
deceased, according to appointment, at
lager beer aalooti, not far from thia roo
found deceased there rolling aomo ba
upon tho bagatelle table; and request
wituesa to join bim in tho game, which
refused to do, aa ho knew nothing of t
game; a gentleman soon after carno :
whom he afterward learned waa Dun
deceaaed and bc played several games, a
another gent came in and joined the pi
ty; when they got through, they wont ii
tho atreet, and deceased proposed to tn
a walk; said to deceased that we had b
tor retiro, as he would have to go out
tho road iu the morning; deceased ai
do not be in a burry; went down tov
m ar tho post office, to a drinking aaloi
and took a drink; went down ou Brit
atreet; went to a house; when there, t
that every ono bad gone to bed. and tl
could not como in; the party left aud wi
into a saloon nearby and got drinks; w
down then to the next atreet, (Linc
streat : ) aaw two ladies and three gedtlen
there; stayed there but a abort time; tl
tboy went over to the house whoro ho i
deratood tho lady was Btopping at; tl
then left that place and walked down
warda tho comer of tho depot lot; as v
noaa passed the house where deceasod \
shot, saw three black men standing in
gate-way; they seemed to be excited ab
something; tbiuka that deccaaod ^ot ac.
ratod while ho, witness, was talking w
the woman; saw Karney McBride cc
rushing to where they were: took hob
Barney and told bim to keep away, for 1
that there might be a difficulty there; \
ness then went down tho atreet; firing t
commenced from tho enclosure of
house at tho corner of Senato and Linc
atreots, at tho house called the Hi
house; witness, aa soon aa tho firing
going on, rushed across the atreet ;
jumped thc railroad fence; Williams ci
after him and also jumped tho fence v
bim; they then went down to the So
Carolina mail train and waked up
hands who were sleeping in the car ;
told thom that somo ono of our boya '
burt; tho party sleeping there got up I
came towards Bridge street ; met three
groes, who aaid Dallas|Smith waa el
went over to where docoaaed was shot i
found him lying in front of the Hi
house, on hia face; Duren was bathing
wound; deceased waa epeochlcsa; wier
waited until doctor came thcro and pro
bia wound; a wagon then carno along
witness assisted in taking him home;
not apeak until he got homo, when he i
I am home with my motbor; afterward i
send for Dr. Talley; none of tho party m
armed; they were lust taking a walk
pleasure; thinks that deceased and H
wera noar the tree whon Hook waa voi
ing; thora waa no firing previous to I
noy's going across thc atreet and into
enclosure; when witness met Barney
Bride on the sidewalk in the grass, com
up from tho South Carolina Railroad
pot; when witness aeked bira who
ahnt; aaid ho did not know; McBrido
not accompany him np to whore Bu
was; thinka that Melinde's rushing i
that eate, waa the cause of tho diffica
JACK N. MILLS, sworn, says:
That on Saturday night Jast, waa aron
out of a very sound sleep, oppoaito
flrinstcad'a houae, in Senate atreet,
firing of pistola; the firing was princip
opposite, io front ot Goorgo Allon'n hon??;
Also some shots were fired from the cor?
ner of Suuate and Lincoln itroete, between
12 und 1 o'clock; firing ce M ed goon after
witness awoke; Mr. Urinated wa? endea?
voring to get hi?-coat ou to get into tho
st root; advised bim not to go, as ho wan
sick; ho ?aid it wk? his dut j, and ho would
go; abott*, that time, two persons rushed
across the street, and nearly in front of
the boose next to Grinstead's, and called
for the balance of the pistols tobe brought
out; thinks they were colored men; the
house from where they woro called from
wa? ocoupied by Fred. Cook, a colored man;
one of thom then started back from the
centro of the stroct, and then halted and
asked them, "What crowd is that thero?"
could not recognize either one of the mon;
some one said, "lt is Nash's crowd; it is
all right;" went into tho houso to get bis
pants and shoe.1:; Grinstead went out as
witness went in; heard him ask what the
disturbance was; porno', replied, "Who
tho hell are yon ?" Grinatoad replied th t
ho was a policeman, and wished to know
what the riot was; man replied, that ho
would blow the brains out of any man who
would interfere with him; knows the man
by his voice, he resides next door to wit?
ness, and bid name is Qr&y. Witness,
thinking that Griustcad might bo hurt,
started towards tho front o? the house; gol
to the door, saw bini going towards Lin?
coln street; some one called to him that
they had killed one of his party, and h(
bad bettor go to him; witness started oui
of tho gate and mot Grinstead about mid?
way of tho street; requested him to returr
to tho house aud get some water, thal
Dallas Smith was shot and they wanted tc
bathe him; carried water to bim, and re
maincd until deceased was removed; savi
DeLargo there; bo seemed to regret tin
occurrence; seemed to bo much excited
It was a bright moon-light night; witness
bad been in front of his houso frequently
during tho evening; saw very few person"
moving about; saw no sign of any riot, 01
any fuss that night; recognized Nash an?
several of Murray's boarders.
JACK N. MILLS.
T. L. STARK, sworn, saya:
That ou ?Saturday night last, witues
was in a house opposite to whero tb
shooting occurred; was sitting thero talk
ing with Fieldiug and others; heard tba
there was somo quaireiiug on the street
as if there was to bo a diffiulty; witnes
got up and walked to tho window; saw
crowd in tho street; board some oue asl'
"How comes on tho Legislature?" the re
ply was, "Pretty well;" heard some fuse
which was either in tho houso or tho yart
cannot toll which, as thero was a troe i
tho stroct which prevented him from se?
ing; just aftor that, saw flashes of pistol
firing from towards that houso; saw aev<
ral persons running in various directioni
witness pulled tho shutters to, and sti
beard the firing going on; couldnot reco?
nize any ono of them; aftor tho shootin
was over, wont out and met Stricklan
and sovoini others, who asked him whet
the shooting was; went in that directio
and found deceased on tho ground, wit
several persons around him; left soo
after; heard very little said about the ma
ter; while sitting at the window, some pei
sons passed the houso and talked abor
knocking bim out of tho wiudow; tbinb
they were soldiers; tho difliculty occurrc
in about ten minutes after they cur
from Gervais street; parties asked him
bo was a member of tho Legislature; 1
replied, "No; I am a Month Carolinian
lt was a very bright night; liad beard
no disturbance before that; does not tbir
that deceased wa? in tho party; wheu 1
went to the body, did not rccognizo any ?
thc partv that bad passed tho house.
T. L. STARK.
M. GniNSTEAD, sworn, says:
Un .Saturday night, just beforo 1
o'clock, got up and went to the front do
and saw two or three men on the opposi
side of tho street, talking very quietl
walkod back into tho houso and lit b
pipe; tho clock then struck twelve; th?
went in and laid down on the lounge ai
smoked bis pipe; heard two or three ?bo
fired; put on bis coat and buckled on li
pistol; when begot to the door saw son
twonty or twenty-five shots tired from tl
rear tho Hicks' house, and tho middle
the street; the firing then ceased, when 1
heard some ??no call to tho people in t:
bouse next to bim and call to thom
bring in thc rest of the pistols. Gray ai
two others came out of tho houso; Gri
had a pistol; witness waa on the street ai
recognized bim; walked towards thei
when ho was bailed by Gray and prosent
a pistol at bis breast and said, who t
hell aro you? Witness replied, I am
policeman, and want to know what all tl
firing means. Said wo havo killed ouo
your men over yonder. Witness ask
who is it? Gray replied that it is a dan
rebol, and you bad better go and tako b:
away. Just then Cyo White alias Holl
carno in his shirt sleeves, ?nd no hat c
Witness said, what are you doing thei
Gavo no answer. Witnoss then walk
across and found deceased lyiug on t
sidowalk, on his right sido. ?Somo o
turned him over, when William Them
said it is Dallas Smith. Directly, Stric
land, the policeman, carno up, and ask
who shot him, but no ono could tell. I
coaeod was bleeding very freely. Na
came up; then witness went over hoi
and sat down a littlo while, and then wo
back, found iiadciifio, Ohior or Poli<
there, aud others; beard Gray say
darod any man to show his face, he wot
blow bia damn brains out. There w<
many negroes about ; had not heard a
fuss about that evening; no indications
a riot. bis
MICHAEL x G1UNSTEAD
Attest: Tuon. P. WALKER,
JOHN WILLIAMS, sworn, says:
Is a nows agent on tho South Carob
Railroad. On Saturday night last, uh?
12 o'clock, left a saloon in company w
Mr. Smith, deceased; Mr. Wade, Dui
and Hook. Was asked to take a wa
not knowing at that time where they wi
agoing; met up with two other parti
McBride and Reynolds, and went to t
house where the shooting was; took I
houso for a house of ill-famo; negri
were standing at tho gate, and three
four standing in the door; hoard no qa
tiona asked; McBride waa hit with a at:
and took it from the negro and struck b
with it; tho ne.i ; roes went to the back pari
tho house; Mr. McBride followed the
witb two ot lu-ru, when firing commend
deceased, wit neus, nor Hook and Wade i
not follow them; on? negro ian around I
horse, towards the etreet, when dec?A(
Dh, nol old man; the negro then fired a
deceus,id fell; witness was about two fi
fro m bim; tho negro wau not over two fi
from deceased, and then ran around I
house; his name is Richardeon; ia a mo
her of tho Legislature; the gate was op?
Richardson's hat fell near the gate; t
listol looked like one of Colt's- revolve
vVhoii deceased foll, witnoss ran over I
.yards the South Carolina ltailroad fen?
sailed for Mr. Wade, who was standi;
tear whero tho difficulty occurred; Wa
ollowed And thoy jumped the fenoo ai
vent through the Carolina Itadroad yar
valked Around and came back to who
leceased WAS lying: saw acrowdAroui
leceAsod; did uot recognizo any of thc
it that time; holpei' ,%thv 8auth's he
mri! tho doctor carno; bo probed t
wound bat could not find th.^11 bnt jRft
?nd wont to bed: on coxnin?0? KS ?8.
pot, Baw McBride and Rey\dB 8iMiB?
near tbe railroad fence; toluhem that
Smith waa shot: they said .t T did not
know it; they did not return WI witness;
all of tho party woro unarmed;r00fc waa
sitting near the tree trying ' -?omit;
Smith was near the fence, also -ying to*
vomit; it was the samo man st^ jie..
Brido who shot deceased; Melin, went
to tho honse to se? if there we, any
women there; McBride made no 0i8e;
McBrido mot tho party near Co<r,y'8
heard no noiso thoro until tho difhiity
occurred; Wado was standing bohi\ ?
tree near the house.
BERNARD MCBRIDE, sworn, says:
That he is a brakesman on the Soub
Carolina Railroad: was in Columbia o
Saturday night last; mot Wado, William
and others; thinks 10 o'clock; they were
coming from up town: ono of tho party
asked bim to tako a drink ont of a bottle
that ho had with him; replied that he had
enough, but did take ono drink; witness
then sat down under a tree near there, and
then went in tho direction where the.
party were; found the party near a house
below where he left them; heard some loud
talking ovor at tho house on tho cornor,
near the railroad fenco; went over to tho
crowd and asked ono man what was tho
matter: does not recollect his answer;
stood there a few minutes and heard some
firing; cannot toll where tho firing was,
whether in the strcot or in. tho yard; does
not know if he was struck or uot; was un?
der the influence cf liquor; did not know
anything much, as he was too drunk to
know anything; witness was not armod on
that night. B. McBRIDE.
JOHN WHITE, sworn, says:
Resides on Senate street, on tho South
Carolina Railroad lot; on last Saturday
night, just before 12 o'clock, waa awaked
by reports of pistol-ehota; his room win?
dow waa up, when he saw a man jump the
fence, somo distance from the house; wit?
ness dressed himself and went out into
the yard, the firing still continued; then
went out to the front gate; saw a man ly?
ing on tho aide-walk iu front of the Hicks
house; wont over there and found deceased
lying thero; several persons were present;
saw Richardson's bat picked up about three
foet from the gate; baa examined his pro?
mises, but found no balla about bia house.
An inquiaition indented, taken at Co?
lumbla, in Richland District, commenced
on tho 3d day of August, 1868, aud ended
on the 5th day of August, 1868, before Thoa.
P. Walker, Coroner for Baid District, upon
view of Dallas P. Smith, of Columbia, then
and there being dead, by the oaths of
Thomas W. Badchffo, P. BoflU, G. D.
Hope, J. T. Zeal?, H. Goodman, James
Troy, W. K. Sessford, B. Flanigan, A. L.
Solomon, H. Solomon, A. C. Davis, T. L.
Mood, 1. Sulzbachcr, J. J. Bawls, being
a lawful Jury of Inquest, who being
charged and sworn to inquire,'for the
Stato of South Carolin a, when ona by what
means Dallas P. Smith came to his death,
upon their oaths do say: That said Dallas
P. Smith came-to his death, on tho night .
of the 2d of August, A. D. 1868, in the city
of Columbia, from tho effects of a wound
in the head, caused by a bail fired wilfully ? ?
and maliciously from a pistol in tho hands i
and by one Thomas Richardson, and that
W. H. W. Grey, B. C. DoLarge, J. K. 8?B
Sortaa, James Grist, Benjamin Byas,
bar?es D. Hayns and Joseph P. Howard
were accessories to the killing; and ao the
jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths afore?
said, do say, that tho aforesaid Thomas
Richardson aa principal, and W. H. W.
Grey, lt. C. LoLargo, J. K. Saaportaa,
James Grist, Benjamin Byaa, Charles D.
Hayne, Joseph P. Howard as accessories,
in manner and form aforesaid. Dallas P.
Smith- then and there feloniously kUl,
against tho peace and dignity of the samo
State aforesaid. In witness whoreof, I,
Thomas P. Walker, Coroner aforesaid, and
thc jurors aforcaaid, to thia inquiaition
have interchangeably put our bands and
Boals, tho day and year above mentioned.
. THOS. P. WALKER, L. B.
Coroner for Richland District.
T. W. RADCLIFFE, L. s.
G. D. HOPE, L. s.
JOS. T. ZEALY, L. s.
H. GOODMAN, L. s.
T. BOFILL, L. s.
JAMES TROY, L. S.
W. K. SE88FORD, L. S.
RICHARD FLANIGAN, L. s.
A. L. SOLOMON, L. S.
HARDY SOLOMON, L. s.
A. C. DAVIS, L. B.
T. L. MOOD. L. 8.
ISAAC S?LZBACHER, L. s.
JOHN J. RAWLS,. _ . L. 8.
State South Carolina-Kichland Co.
Hy William Ilutson Wigg, Judge of Pro
bale for Jiichland County.
WHEREAS, ROBERT C. SHIVER
hath applied to mo for letters ot
administration on the personal estate of
ROBERT NEWSOM, late of the aforesaid
Thc?? arv, therefore, to cito and admo?
nish all and singular the kindred and cre?
ditors of the aaid deceased, to bo and
appear before me, at our next Court of
Probate for the Baid County, to be holden at
Columbia, on Monday, the thirty-firat day
of August instant, at ten o'clock A. M., to
show cause, if any, why the Baid adminis?
tration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, and Seal of the
Court, this seventeenth day of August, in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-eight, and in tho
ninety-third year of American Inde?
WILLIAM H?TSON WIGG,
Judge of Probate, Richland County.
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