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meat of the interest due on them from
the day they were issued, because Par?
ker had no means of knowing that Kimp?
ton had not sold them as soon as they
were received by him; and if that had
been the case, and ho had not mado al?
lowance for this interest by charging
only from '69, there would bavo been a
deficiency. Tho interest for 1871 is
$506,000, and Dunn wants to add in a
.nice little slice of $18,000; but then ho
wants to out off $48,000 for tho noxt year.
Parker omitted in 1870 to chargo inter?
est for bonds for the payment of tho pub?
lic debt; ho did not omit it on $300,000,
but on $800,000 of bonds which amounts,
;to $48,000; this was a clcur omis?
sion by Parker; now there were two
.issuos of these bonds for the payment of
.interest on tho public debt?the first of
$1,000,0UU showed on their face their
purpose, which was a bold admission of
the State's inability to pay the interest
on its debt, and it was decided to recall
these and put out another million with
this admission left off; this was done,
but Kimpton only roturnod $500,000 of
tho first issue; thus 1,600,000 wero out;
' why interest was charged on only $800,
?000, counsel don't know; but that was
- certainly not against Parker in this caso;
but soon after this the bubble burst, tho
vail of all these sales was rent in tho
midst, and tho enormous public
? debt of $15,0000,000 was thuB disclosed.
.Dunn says that the Land Commission
* bonds were not sold until October 31,
1871; you must have smiled, gentlemen,
when you heard this; you know that tho
-Land Commission commenced to buy
<up lands and to scatter their money
-everywhere as soon as tho Commission
was oreated; bonds were issued for the
purpose of raising money to buy lands
with; Dunn says they wore not sold until
1871, because he finds bonds in tho
?hands of creditors in 1872; Kimpton ex?
plained why this was; he said that in
.pledging bonds, whon they wero taken
up, tho same bonds pledged were not
.always returned, but others of the samo
?State issne were put in their stead; the
-mot that Kimpton had these bonds in
.1872 is .no evidence that they had not
?boen previously sold; they were either
-sold or had been hypothecated and be
-come forfeited, and came back to Kimp
ion in lieu of other bonds which he
had pledged; Kimpton said that some
< bonds were pledged, redeemed and
. pledged again; Parker did charge inte?
rest on the Land Commission bonds and
it was a proper charge; he could not
. -have provided for the interest on theso
Si .bonds otherwise than by charging inte
..-rest on them from the date of their
?issuing from the treasury; because Kimp?
ton did not furnish him with the datos
of the sales, it does not alter the case
that thoy were pledged as collaterals in
3.874; the report does not Bay thoy wero
.pledged; Parker's report of tho indebt?
edness of tho State, made in October,
1871, was the first the State received sinco
?reconstruction; Walker verified this re
fort, and Jones only differs from it
300; he called attention to the caro
with which the report had been made
out; it was nece?snry, in October, 1872,
-to reporr all bonds then outstanding;
-there were $6,188,000 of conversion
?bonds; Parker charges interest on them
. only baok to July, 1671; ho did not
.know why Parker only charged six
months interest on them, but supposed it
was because of information he had on
the subject; Dunn says that none were
sold prior to October 31, 1871; in Par?
ker's report, in 1871, there were then
outstanding $3,776,000 of conversion
.bonds under hypothecation; Kiinpton's
report for tho same year says there were
over $4,000,000 of South Carolina bonds
then on hand; did that mean that they
were hypothecated or not? Qronting that
$3,776,000 were not then sold, where were
the rest? Scott's testimony shows that
these conversion bonds were used for all
sorts of purposes; although these bonds
were not issued for the purpose of rais?
ing money, the Legislature turns right
. around and gives Kimpton authority to
use any South Carolina bonds for this
purpose; some did not trust to Kimpton's
sales of the conversion bonds, and to be
safe, had these conversion bonds re-con?
verted at the treasury in Columbia; nearly
$4,000,000 of conversion bonds, which
had been hypothecated for $1,000,000
loan, wero forfeited and sold, and the
-State got $1,000,000 for $4,000,000 of
bonds; in 1872, of the $9,000,000 of con?
version bonds which had gone into
Kimpton's hands, there remained only
$1,000,000; now, wero the coupons cut off
prior to,their hypothecation? counsel said
that there was no rule on this subject,,
-and the jury, without any ovidence,
could not say that they were; he said
there was a good reason why tho coupons
belonging to hypothecated bonds should
not bo detached, and a reason why they
shonld not be cut off; are not bonds with
two or throe years' accrued interest on
-them, a more valuable collateral than
bonds with only one year's interest
on them? Of course. Then the
.reason they should not be cut off
as not only that it would lessen
their value as a collateral, but the cou?
pons would have to be put in a separate
package and placed away securely. When
the crash came in 1871, bonds hypothe?
cated were sold here with all the coupons
on.thorn; when bonds wero Bold in the
fall of 1871, it was propor that tho ac?
crued interest coupons should be cut off
before the sale; but Parker knew that,
according to the rule of the New York
Stock Exchange, the State was liable for
coupons, although dead when forfeited,
after the State had ceased to pay interest;
if he had wunted to cook the books, why
not oharge interest back to the date
they were issued? He then referred
to the fortunate recklessness of Gen?
eral Taylor, who always fought
whenever he met the enemy, and
meeting him' in Mexioo, when the odds
were fearfully against him, went to bat?
tle, won, and in conaeqnenoe was eleoted
President, while the accomplished Scott,
who conquered a bloodless peaoe, the!
mou who fought by strategy and not by
bloodshed, never beoamo President at
all; ho said somo men were fortunate and
others unfortunate; that wo applaud the
success of tho fortunato and frown on
the failures of tho unfortunate, when
really the judgment exercised by tho
latter was as conscientious as that of tho
former, but unluckily not so accurate or
correct; and this was tho caso with tho
Financial Boards they saw tho ruin that
was fast coming upon the State, yet they
kept all theso damaging facts to them?
selves, in tho hopo that, by so doing, tho
credit of tho State might not bo yet more
impaired, and that in somo way money
might bo raised to pay tho fow millions
wo nad borrowed and redeem tho many
million dollars of bonds which were
pledged for their payment; prior to Oc?
tober 21, 1871, the Financial Hoard had
ovory reason to koop from tho world tho
true magnitude of tho Stato debt, and,
consequently, it would be expected that
if thoro was to be any cooking at all,
Parker would undcr-stato instead of over?
stating the interest on tho public debt;
why would Parker make out tho interest
at a higher figure than it really stood at?
They make a great deal out of tho fact
that tho interest was payable in gold;
but suppose tho bonds wero hypothe?
cated, tho holders of them wero getting
their interest on the money loaned and
had no cause to bring out the coupons
on theso hypothecated bonds; but when
tho Stato stopped paying interest, they
brought out their coupons and raised
money on thorn by selling them into
other hands, whioli now present them
for payment; tho law will not warrant
tho presumption that they were stolen, if
any other reasonable theory can account
for them; but thoy resort to another shift;
there wero two issues of $1,000,000 each
for tho payment of interest on the public
debt; tho last issue was to bo substituted
for tho first; now, if tho bust issue
was to take tho place of tho first,
and tho first had tho coupons
attached to them, it is only reasonable to
supposo that the coupons were not cut
off the last issue; but they say, whoro are
thoy? although wo arc not sued on them.
Tan pan says some were cut off; but no
one says that $511,000 of them were cut
off; if there is anybody in the world who
is interested in shifting tho responsibility
of this transaction from his own shoul?
ders to those of Parker's, it is Kimpton,
and he Bays, with the rope around his
neck, so to speak, that on tho greater
part, of tho bonds sent to mo, tho cou
Eons were not cut off; now, in order to
ring their caso down to $450,000, tho
plaintiff's counsel havo to assume that all
these coupons wero out off before they
were sent to Kimpton, when Kimpton says
that tho coupons were on the greater
number of bonds sent to him; but wo
want no assumption; wo will have no
guessing in this case. Now we will say
that Parker cut off $79,200 of coupons,
whioh aro in his boxes, accounted for;
that Kimpton cut off $432,000 of coupons,
and we will put to tho account of the
State $1,161,168 of coupons; but thoy say
that somo of the State's portion is in?
valid; that somo aro bluo, when they
ought to be red; that somo aro irregular,
when thoy should bo regular; but at this
period, 1871 and 1872, there was no dis?
tinction between theso rod and bluo
bonds, and whatever difference that may
have previously existed, had been re?
moved at that time by tho Act of the
Legislature, which declared the bluo as
valid as tho rod; tho State was made
aware of theso alleged irregularities, and
yet the Legislature declares one class to
bo as good and lawful as the other; the
Legislature of 1874 repudiated these
blue bonds, but this lino of distinction
was not marked out until after the cou?
pons had been paid, and when thoy wero
paid, thoy were as valid as any others; if
thoy say that theso $528,000 of coupons
are invalid and were never paid, then
Kimpton, instead of sending Parker
$500,000 of coupons, should havo sent
him $900,000 of coupons; if there
was fraud, it was with Kimpton,
net with Parker; Parker's boxes are
acknowledged to be all right, and they
say that theso invalid coupons, which
thoy allege wero substituted for good
ones taken out, were found in Kimpton's
boxes; Parker canceled all the coupons
he cut off; Kimpton says ho paid
the interest on the public debt as long
as the State gavo him money to pay it
with, and if he paid for these blue cou?
pons, or substituted dead for good cou?
pons, the fraud is with him, not with
Parker; Kimpton and Parker both say
that no distinction was made in paying
the bluo and the red. Their next shift is
to provo that Parker had coupons in
1873, but 'they cannot connect theso
coupons with any that were ever in the
treasury; he then called attention to tho
tenderness and care with which admis?
sions in conversation aro to bo taken by
the jury; then thero wero two construc?
tions which could bo put on Ladd's tes?
timony, and that most in favor of the
theory of innocence, tho jury was bound
to accept as tho true one; Col. Ition had
insisted that the jury could not beliovo
Ladd's testimony as regards to the divi?
sion of tho $450,000 coupons among
Kimpton, Chamberlain and Scott, and
us thoy could not recoivo it as to threo of
tboso parties, thoy could not roceivo it as
to Neagle, tho fourth; now counsel said
that if they could not receive it as to
four, they could not recoivo it as to Par?
ker, tbo fifth; and if they could not be?
lieve bis testimony as to the division,
they could not bohevo it as to anything
he had said; they couldnotroceivea part
and reject a part, just to please tho
plaintiff's thoories; now thoy nave pro?
duced no other proof to Bhow that theso
coupons wero ever in tho treasury, and
have wholly failed to provo that they
wore; tho case is mixed and you cannot
understand it; tho plaintiff mixed it by
dragging in these outside issues, and
for that very reason your verdict should
be for the defendant Now, having
failed to prove that those coupons were
ever in the treasury, how can they go on
with the case? 2d. Thoy assume that
they have proved that theso coupons
wore in the treasury, and proceed to
Erove that they are now gone. Now, by
add's testimony, he Ban! that Parker
had marked off the names of tho bonds
to whioh the coupons he had belonged,
and according to the marks Ladd says
were made by Parker, he had coupons
belonging to the Blue Bidge, tho State
Capitol and tho Orr bonds; now, Owens,
thoy say, funded tho coupons which
Parker had in his possession?ho funded
$280,000 of coupons, but he only funded
$31,145 coupons of the Blue Ridge, State
Capitol and tho Orr bonds all put to
gother; now, where is tho balanco to
mako up the amount they say Parker ab
Btraoted from the treasury? llut they say
that Ljidd did not fund all; who did,
then? thoy have failed to show you, anil
having lulled to connect any more of
these coupons with Parker* the jury'
cannot by any possibility give the plain?
tiff a verdict for more than one-half of
$31,145. Ho then explained Parker's
letter to Ladd and hinted that Ladd had
preserved it for the purpose of using it
against Parker; he said that neither Par?
ker's conversation with Ladd nor his lct
tor-to him should be taken by the jury
in tho light that Parker meant to convey
to Ladd the impression that the coupons
he had in his possession had been stolen,
because there was nothing in either to
warrant that belief; he said that at every
stage of tho plaintiff's caso tho jury was
asked to assurao something; on the very
threshold, they wero asked to assume
that whatever Parker had was stolen;
now, tho law will not allow assumptions
of guilt where innocence can reasonably
be assumed; and if thoy can reasonably
assume that any coupons were rightfully
outstanding, if there is anything that
will enable them to assume this, it is
their duty to do bo, because tho law
favors assumptions and presumptions
when reason able in favor of innocence;
ho then accounted for Parker's desire for
concealment in tho letter to Ladd, on the
ground that Parker had fought the
funding scheme, and Cardozo had fa?
thered it, and that Scott had a judg?
ment against Parker, which, if pressed
before tho coupons were funded, would
cause a great sacrifice of them;
any reasonable assumption that a man is
not a scoundrel and a rascal, is what the
law favors, and there aro many that aro
reasonable, that amply account for Par?
ker's having coupons in 1874. As to the
third proposition, viz: had Parker taken
the coupons? ho said that Kimpton had
an equal chance, and a motivo that Par?
ker did not have, viz: that the Stato owod
him $30,000. As tho Stato had utterly
failed to prove that tho coupons were
ever in tho treasury, or wero over ab?
stracted therefrom, ho did not think it
necessary to say anything more on this
subject, and his condition forbade it
also. He then roplied to each of the
Expositions Col. Rion had claimed he
ad proved, and had published to tho
world as proved in tho Union-Herald.
Ho likened thoso things that he could
not now clear up to tho mystery which
was solved by the faithful woman in
Wilkio Collins' "Law and tho Lady," and
said that time and tho development of
what was yet unknown and hidden,
would make all things right
The Court then adjourned until 0 A.
The Passes Tbxaxj - Attouney-Gene
n.vn Melton's Speech?The Judue's
Chauge.?The Court met yesterday, at 0
A. M. Judge Melton," for the prosecu?
In his opening address, ho asked un?
divided attention not only because of j
tho importance but its intricacy; and
now he can't go further without remark?
ing upon the conduct of the jury during
the two weeks of torrid heat; it has been
said that you are poor whites and ne?
groes, and that tho case should have
been referred to a board of skilled ac?
countants; the jury's conduct has been
unexceptional, and has shown that
they are competent; he had occasion to
rcfor to the political aspect of the caso in
order that prejudice might be laid aside
and the caso dignified; two of opposite
counsel havo taken him to task about it;
in '05, the people wero prostrate, white
peoplo stripped and tho colored igno?
rant, and it belonged to the solution of
tho problem of giving the negroes tho
privileges of citizenship; it was the mis?
fortune of tho people to whom ho be?
longs that they did not sco the impor?
tance of this problem, but tho Provi?
dence which struck off their chains led
them over to the land of promise; ho re?
ferred to tho good and tho bad men who
had como among us after the war; said
a city in South America was destroyed
bj* an earthquake, and tho air tilled with
groans; robbers commenced to rob; has
seen the same thing on tho battle-field;
some havo had it hero; tho samo crow is
upon us; tho earthquake is still upon us,
and why could they not come and
give their ministrations among us of
Cod-like charity; but this thing
has gone on; tho Republican party,
strong and vigorous, now, inch by inch,
Stato by Stato, is Bluffing off and drop?
ping away from us; bocauso tho indigna?
tion of the whole peoplo has been di?
rected against us, but its principles will
never let it die; but if it is not purified
within itsolf, it will fail. Tho ballot
had done its duty; now let tho jury-box
do its duty, and tho work is done.
Ashamed? Yes, ashamed to walk the
streets. Yes; yon can't lift ray head by
finding a verdict for this plaintiff,
because the State has proved him guilty,
and a verdict in his favor will only show
that the jury will not do its duty. If
this corruption is not ohecked, it will
not bo ho who will cry "Help me, Cos
sins, or I sink." but there are those who
will cry, in the language of tho Evan
8el ist, "Help us, Lord, or wo perish."
>on't try Parker'as a Republican, but as
any other citizen. Judge Hogo (defend?
ant's counsel) says this trial won't pay;
can't make anything by thin operation;
but do school houses pay the State in
dollars? Do orphan houses pay the State?
Does tho Asylum or tho Penitentiary
pay? Don't pay in dollars; but the ex?
posure of this fraud has already saved
tho Stato hundreds of thousands of dol?
lars. He was surprised at Mr. Youmans'
tirade against tho press; says ho was not
warranted in it. Explained why the
State asks judgment for $225,000, in?
stead of ?400,000, because the coupons
and bonds aro only worth to the State
fifty cents on the dollar. Tho State did
not pretend to say whether Parker or
Kimpton took tho coupons, but holds
Niles G. Parker; found that the fraud
was perpetrated on the coupons paid by
Kimpton; he told them this; was not
bound to moro closely define them.
Suppose a bank was robbed, would it
have to describe the bills before it could
get them back? Can find no authority
for this. To what straight has defence
come, when they havo to resort to such
things as this? While he and Dunn wero
trying to get at Parker's over-issue of
conversion, they came across this fraud;
would not have put him in joil had he
believed Parker would have stayed here
for trial. Tho reason why he did not
try at tho May term was because the suit
was not concluded until April. It took
four weoks to examine Itimpton; didn't
have time to try at the May term; Parker
took ten full days to ask two insignifi?
cant cross-interrogatories, and the com?
mission wots not returned till Monday
before the trial. Pail is proportioned to
the amount; if he don't want big bail,
he must not take so much. Senior coun?
sel knows how the doors now open when
ho went to tho State House. The State
is the one who has hail to worm it out;
no counsel had a more astute, thoroughly
informed client than C. D. Melton; this
is no prosecution, it is a civil action for
fraud; he only asks Parker to give back
what he has taken; asks if he has not
proved all he said he would; said that
the rules of evidence in criminal cases
don't apply to civil cases involving
fraud. Head from Starkie's Evidence.
Parker says not a word after ho has made
out a strong priiuu facie case; the result
of the authorities governing tho evidence
of this case seemed to bo that the law
would raise every presumption of inno?
cence until the State has made out a
goodprhna facie case; when the case,
thus modo out, must be rebutted, and
that fraud may be inferred from facts
pointing to fraud, and that the prool was
not strengthened by multiplying circum?
stances. Col. Rinn had given nineteen
independent propositions, to which the
doctrine of the chain in circumstantial
evidence does not apply; exhibited n
drawing of Parker's head, with many
arrows pointing at it, to show what he
meant by independent circumstantial
evidence; he soid you might take one or
a dozen away, and the rest would point
at Parker; the fact that the answer of
Parker is sworn to, is nothing but a sim?
ple verification and has no weight;
likens Parker's want of defence to the
opossum, feigning death; the Lord knows
what he put the outtlo-fish in the water
for, but he didn't;?Parkcr's counsel, like
tho cuttle-fish, has been trying to blind
the jury's eyes, 'and when this happens,
Parker w ill scamper off. He then drew the
distinction between valid and invalid
bonds and coupons, saying that a bond
may bo valid and the coupons invalid;
i. e., the coupons fall due while in the
hands of the State, and vice versa, when
the bonds have been returned, but the
coupons ore uncanccllcd; says he wants
to give public recognition that the bunds
in the treasury are not properly can?
celled, because tho coupons aro not; he
said ho was surprised because of ivimp
tou's testimony, but he was not dis
pleiscd; but ho didn't expect Kimpton
to de tine these coupons; if Kimpton had
kept a memorandum of these coupons,
Parker would have known it and would
not have undertaken to take them;
Kimpton told more than they expected;
that was the reason they asked for time;
ho likes such surprises; tho defendant's
counsel said that tho caso turned upon
the interest account; he said that Car
dozo's pockets wero full of papers
or the defence, although called.
His Honor Judge' Carpenter charged
the jury, in substance, as follows: 1.
With the proceedings had prior to the
trial?the summons and complaint, an?
swer, the amended nomplaint, the failure
of the State to try this caso at the May
term, and the imprisonment of debt, tho
jury, Ac?I have nothing to do. 2. Free
speech and a froo press are inseparable
to a free people, but this jury should not
be influenced in this caso. by any com?
ments of tho press or by the opinions of
individuals, but should bo guided en?
tirely by tho sworn testimony of the wit?
nesses on tho stand. 3. That this was a
civil action, and that tho jury should not
be influoncod by the consequences which
might accrue to either party. 4. That if
the jury believed from the evidenco that
this defendant was, at the timo of the
conversion referred to in the pleadings,
the State Treasurer, it was his duty to
out off any and all coupons whioh bad
matured before the sale or hypothecation
of any State bonds. 6. "fhat if tho jury
believed from tho evidence that defend?
ant, N. G. Parker, was the State Trea?
surer at the thno referred to in the plead?
ings, then, as a matter of law, he was the
logal custodian of all coupons cut off,
both by Kimpton and himself as Trea?
surer, and that in tho absence of proof of
loss, ho (Parker) was responsible there?
for. 6. That if the jury beliovo from the
evidenco that Parker took coupons that
had been paid and appropriated them to
his own uso, thon ho was responsible to
tho extent of fifty cents on tho dollar of
tho valuo of coupons so taken. 7. Tho
law does not presume fraud, but if tho
Stato has made out n prima facie case
against Parker, and if there was no re?
butting testimony, then jury must find
for plaintiff. 8. The State, in this oase,
is tho actor, and must make out a case
such a one as would convince a reasona
ble man, and not one beyond all reason?
Counsel for defendant offerod other
chnrges?a part of which is substantially
embraced in the above; and tho other the
Court refused to give to the jury.
At a lato hour, last night, tho jury
brought in a verdict of $75,000 for the
Stute. Mr. Youmans gave notice of an
appeid for a new trial.
COLUMBIA, K C.
Sunday Morning, July 18, 1875.
Anti-Ti:e.ytinq Societies.?Tho custom
of '"treating to drinks" in bar-rooms is,"
perhaps, ono of the greatest draw-backs
culiarly an American custom, being un?
known nmong the tipplers of other
countries, and would be here, as else?
where, more honored in the breach than
in the observance. The practical effect
is more nerions than will appear from a
mere glance at its evident social and ex?
hilarating surroundings, because it ine?
vitably induces men to drink more fre?
quently than tlioy desire. Half a dozen,
moro or less, men of business and social
acquaintance meet at lunch time in their
place of nsxial resort. A vicious custom,
making it highly improper for cither of
theni to drink nlone, ho is compelled to
invile the others to "join him." To re?
fuse the invitation is also improper, and
it is equally so for each of tho others not
to invite the party to "join him." The
consequence is, that ench one of the
party takes several drinks, when his de?
sire was for but one, or perhaps for none,
and when he returns to his place of busi?
ness, bis capacity for work is necessa?
rily limited by the size and strength of
his potations. If this were an infrequent
occurrence, it might be no great matter,
but its recurrence begets a craving for
several drinks instead of the one, and
a morbid necessity arises and is gratified
until the inevitable end is reached. Wo
observe that, at somo of tho principal
watering-places, this summer, "onti
treating societies" have been formed,
with a view of getting rid of the obnox?
ious custom of "treating," and allowing
a person to drink onco or more, or not
at all, according as he may elect.
A New Know-Nothing Movement.?
The New York Sun is authority for the
statement that a new Know-Nothing
movement has been set on foot. It is
called the American League, and was
first organized in 1871. It is stated that
it has 10,000 members in tho State of
New York, and will run a complete
ticket for State officers in the election of
?November. Its leading principle is that
none but Americans born in this country
and ot American parents shall be eligi?
ble to office, and it proposes that tho
naturalization laws shall bo amended
accordingly. It also lays down the doc?
trine of absolute non-interference in
religious subjects, though it holds the
law of the land supremo above any
church or sect. It is a secret society,
made up of lodges, with pass-words,
signals and oaths. The .Sim expresses
tho opinion that tho movement cannot
amount to much at present, for the rea?
son that "tho exclusion of foreign-born
citizens and their children from the
right to hold office is not an object for
which many people will labor very
Death op Mbs. Latta.?The Lynch
hurg (Ya) Sews, gives the following par?
ticulars of the death of Mrs. James Latta,
whioh occurrence, has already been re?
ported in these columns: "On Wednes?
day night last, Mrs. James T. Latta, of
New York city, formerly of South Caroli?
na, died at tho supper table, at the
Alleghany Springs, of heart disease.
Mrs. L., at the time of her death, was
engaged in eating supper, her two sons
on either side of her at tho table, When
she suddenly fell over into tho lap of one
of them and died instantly, She was
about fifty years of age, and during her
brief sojourn at the aprings, had made
many friends. The sad occurrence, of
conrso, created intense excitement, the
room being full of guests."
Sad Case op Poisoning.? In New York,
on Tuesday morning, Mr. Thos. Dewitt,
a prominent citizen, had occasion at an
early hour to use some brandy. The
closet in whioh tho bottles containing
liquor wore usually keptwas disarranged,
and a bottle containing corrosive Bubli
mate, a solution used for killing insects,
was mistaken by him for, brandy. Ho
took a swallow of the poison, and was
almost instantly taken with terrible
Bpasms. His cries brought to hia assis?
tance the servant, and a physician was
called in and all the relief possible ex?
tended, but ho died on Thurstlay.
Jos. Bcckley, the "faiker," who drug
god Mr. James Boyd, of Chester, S. C,
in Charlotte, N. C, last fall, and then
robbed him, and who subsequently re?
moved his case to Cabarrus, was convict?
ed at the recent term of court in Con?
cord, and sentenced by Judgo Schenck
to ten years' hard labor in the penitenti?