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Dally Paper $20 a Month. 1
Payabla in Advance. f
"Let oar jntt censare
Attend the true event"-Shaltp?are.
j Tri-Woidy $10 a Month.
( Payable tn Advance.
mSY J.' A. SELB*. COLUMBIA, S. CV TH?RSDAY, APRIL 2*T, 1865. VOL. I.-NO. 25.
ra rvnucsED DAILY ,\ND UI-VEIIIT, ]
The Daily ie issued every morning, except
Ssmday; at $20 a month. Tn-Weakly, Tuesday,
Tliursd^ and Satu*i day, at_$ 10 a month, inva?
riably M advance. - Single copi?e $1.
Ad vc! t isomenu inserted a t $6 per square (tan
linee) for each insertion.
Commercial Bank, -
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Aron. 24, 1865. .
TiiE annual meeting of the Stockholdera of'
thia Bank will be held, at thc residence of
John A, Crawford, Etq , on MONDAY next, lat
May. at IS o'clock. EDWIN J. SCOTT.
april lg - _ 4
A Card.
IWILLeentiune to attend to salea af FURN I
ead STOCKS, at Privat? Sale and at Auction.
Labs ral ,*?V so eoe made ?pon all articles sont to
aaa for eal*. For the present, -apply at my
residence. Bridge street
Oreara left With afr. D. C. PEIXOTTO/at
Mr. Walter*? rostdenoc, next to Shiver House,
?rill bo pro-frUy attended to.
Botlea. I
IN car?nanos of tho authority vested sn roe
by Sealion a Artiste II of the Constitution
of the Episcopal OTeursh in this Diocese, I
hereby ?haag? soe ?4oar of the meeting rf the
next Bio sees a Qonacii from the city of Colum?
bia to Camden; ?ad the tim? frena the 10th tc
the 24th of Msy pet*. The Council will, there?
fore, bs hela ra Graoo Church, Camden, oh the
?v24t'h of Mar. The necessities tor these changes
are so obvious that thsv need not be stated,
and 1 earneatly request the attendance of the
niembera of the Council. "THOS. F. DAVIS,
^ - ^Bishop of the Diocese of S. C.
* Tho attention of toe Clergy and Parishes of
the Diocese is called to the above, and those
who may fail to receive the usual notification
are reouested to consider it in !ieu thereof.
Apr? 13 ''Secretsry of CooneiL
Bonds and Stocks.
OTOI.F.N, on the night of the 17lh February.
O $19,000 Confederate 1 per cent BONDS, in
vaums of $1,000 each, dated March 2,1868,
i&gncd by C. A. Rose, md numbered Noa.
20.024, 2?.02C, 12,110. 14,10?, 12,108, 12,107,
x 12.10C, 12.105. 12,104, 12.10?.
Also, faur Bonds, fl,000. 8 per csnt.; -num?
bers will appear in next notice.
Also, one Certificate, 8 per cent, for $100, to
tba order of I. D. Mordecai
Also, ?0 sb area of Capital Stock of tho Ex?
change Bank of Colombia, S. C., in tho name
af JL 1). Mord eeai.
Also, $1,000 In t.80 Notes; numbers with the
Af siatant Treasurer, which will bo published
hereafter. ?
All pattie* are forbidden to trade for the
at-ova named Kacnritiee, as application will be
.nod? for renewals of the same.
A$cA 0 th? Eceetisvr I. D Mordecai
The Washington Tragedy,
St ward Badly Woundvd-His Son and
O titers Fatally.
i Official Despatches, ftc., &c
WAR DEPARTMENT, 1.30 A. M., April
15.-M-ajor-Gtntral ?tar, 2jvu>3?orjfc>This
evening, about 9.30, st Ford's Theatre,
the President, while pitting in his private
box with Mrs. Ldncoln, Miss Harria and
Major Rathbun-, wa? shot by an assassin,
who suddenly entered their box and ap?
proached behind tbe President. The as?
sassin then leaped upon the stage, brandish?
ing a large dagger cr knife, and made his
escape through the rear of tho theatre. Ihe
pistol ball entered tbe back of the Presi
1 dent's bead, a?d penetrated nearly through
the bead. The wound is mortal. The
President has been insensible ever since, it
was inflicted, and is now dying.
About the same hour ajjassassin, whether
the sanie or another, entered Mr. Seward's
house, and under pretence of haring a pre?
scription, was shown to the -Secretary's
sick chamber. The Secretary was in bed,
a nurse and Miss Seward with him. The
assassin immediately rushed to the. bed,
inflicted two stabs en thc throat, ?nd two
en the face. It ie hoped the wounds may
not be mortal. My ^apprehension is that
they will prove fatat. - ;.. ?\
The noise alarmed Mr. Frederick Seward,
Whb was in an adjoining room, and hasten?
ed te the door of -his father's room, where
be met the assassin, who inflicted upon him,
one or more dangerous wounds. The
recovery ol Frederick Seward is doubtful.
At a Cabinet meeting, at. which Gen.
Grant was present, to day, the subject of
the state of the country and tbe prospects
of a speedy peace was discussed. The Presi?
dent was very cheerful and hopeful, spoke
very kindly of Gen. Lee, and others of the
Confederacy, and the establishment of the
Government in Virginia. All the mem?
bers of th? Ghbinet except ilr. Seward are
now in attendance upon the Presdent.
I have seen Mr. Seward, but be and
Frederick were both unconscious.
Secret ?ry of War,
WASKMATSiK, April 14.-President Lin
coln ?ad wife, together with friends, th;i
evening visited Ford's Theatre, for the pur?
pose ot "witnessing the performance of the
'American Cousin.' It waa announced
in the papers that. Gen. Grant would also
be present, Int that gentleman instead took
the late traiarof cara for New Jersey.
Daring the third act, a sharp report of a
pistol waa heard, which merely attracted
attention, but suggesting nothing serious,
until a man rushed td the front of the Pre?
sident's box, waring a long dagger in. bis
right band, and exclaiming 'Sic Stmptr
Oryrannis,' and immediately leaped from
the box, which was in the second tier, to
the stage beneath, and ran across to tba
opposite side, .tnua making bia escape amid
the bewilderment of the audience from the
rear of the theatre, and mounting a horse
?fled... The screams of MM. Lincoln first
disclosed the fact to the audience that the
President had been shot, when all present
rose to their feet; rushing towards the
stage, many exclaiming, 'Hang bin?,' 'bang
him.' The excitement was of the wildcat
possible description, and of course thara
was an abrupt termination of the theatrical
performance. There was a rush toward the
i President's box, when cries were beard
I'Stand back,' 'stand back,* 'give him air,*
'has an j one stimulante?',
k: .On a hasty examination it was found
that the President had been shot through
?the head, above and back of the temporal s
bone, and that some of the brain was oozing
?07Jtl . i;?w' * '<?' -
-Hedges removed to a private bouse op
? posinrne theatre,and theSurgeon'General
of the Army and other .surgeons wera
sentir to attend to his condition.
On an examinatiqn of the private box,
blood was discovered on tbe back of the
cushioned rocking chair on which the Pre?
sident bad been sitting.- Aise on the par?
tition end on the floor. A common single*
bandied pocket-pistol waa found on the
?carpet. y ; .
A.military guard wajfrmmediatelj placed
in front of tbe private residence to which
the President Sad been conveyed.. }\% ' w
! At midnight, the Cabinet, with Mes?rs.\
Sumner, Colfax and Farnsworth,: Judge]
Carter, Gen. Oglcrby, OLD. Meigs, Co!.
?Hay and a few personal friends, wi^h
Surgeon-General Barnes and bis medica)
[aaeocia'es, were.around his bedside.
' Tbe President was in a state of syncope
I-totally insensible a>?d breathing slowly,
' the blood oocmg from the nound 43t the
! back of the head! The . surgeons in at
I tendance were exhausting every possible

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