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Sunday Morning, January 20, 1867.
TI?e Tra? "Protection'* for (he .South.
The New York World notices that
Mr. Horace Greeley has been lectur?
ing in Pittsburg, and iu other places,
on "Protection." He advised the
Pittsburgians "not to expect much J
from thc present Congress," which
shows that Mr. Greeley, at any rate,
has a proper appreciation of that
body. He believes, however, that
"the South, within ten years, will be
a strongpillarlo favor of 'protection"
ic American industry," and, if he
believes that, he ?viii believe any?
thing, even his subsequent statement,
that the protectionists "will be ena?
bled to show the muss of producers
in the great West that their'interests
are bound up in the thrifty growth
It is true, ns the World says, that
the South is turning a marked atten?
tion to manufactures, lt is stated
that some seventy or eighty cotton
mills, besides some woolen mills, are
now iu process of erection in the
Southern States. The radical policy
towards this section of thc country
has produced political apathy, and
all the energy of the people crops
out now in au eagerness to develop
their? resources and to add to their
The" World truly asserts that, as a
manufacturer of cotton, the South
has every advantage over the North,
excepting capital, and capital never
hesitated to go where remunerative
returns are absolutely certain. The
great advantage at the South will be
the saviug in transportation of the
staple. From the field to thc mill,
possibly on the same ground, is a
shorter aud cheaper transit than from
the field to the sea-port or freight
depot, aud thence hundreds of miles
to the New Fugland manufacturers.
The World comes to the [conclusion
that getting rid of the commissions,
the middle-men and transit of all
kinds, will be more protection than
the most protective tarin* the wildest
protectionist ever dreamed of.
These views coincide with those
frequently expressed in the columns
of the Phcp.nix. We do not doubt
that the tax on raw cotton will result
in the production of fewer bales, and
the end may bc that all the cotton
raised at the South may be manufac?
tured here, and leave the spindles
aud operatives of Lowell idle and
STATIC OF FEELING HERE.-A spe?
cial despatch to the Evening Post
says that (icu. Sickles' testimony be?
fore tho Congressional Committee,
in relation to affairs in South Caro?
lina, is very strung. He declared
that many Districts in South Carolina
required constant military control, to
secure to the freedmen any of their
The General may be better inform?
ed than we are on thc condition of
affairs, but, so far as our knowledge
extends, the freedmen ordinarily get
mou than their rights. Perhaps it
was on this reported testimony (the
report of which we doubt) that the
order was issued to send Gea. Miles'
colored regiment to this State.
Thc trial of the negro Horace Gree?
ley for the murder of Ii. S. Rhett,
Esq., last July, began Friday last, in
Charleston. It is the first capital
case tried here under the new crimi?
nal code. The Court assigned ?. S.
Senator Campbell and other eminent
counsel to defend tue prisoner. The
evidence for the prosecution is chiefly
by negroes, and conclusive of the
prisoner's guilt. The trial excited
much interest, the court room being
densely crowded. Horace was con?
victed of murder, but his alleged ac?
complice was acquitted. Under the
provisions of the new code, the pri?
soner made a statement on the wit?
St, M icliael s chimes will scon be
heard again, as the bells were shipped
from Liverpool for Charleston, on
their fifth voyage across thc Atlantic,
on the 20th ult.
FIRE AT BEAUFORT, S. ' C.-Ou
Thursday, the ITth iust., a fire broke
out in the largo steam ginnery of H.
M. Stuart, sr., at Beaufort, S. C., by
which the building was destroyed,
together with most of its coutents.
Mr. Stuart succeeded in saviug most
of his machinery, together with
eleven bales of ginned cotton. Loss
about $10,00); insurance $5,000.
A New Enterprise.
We observo by our exchanges that
a number of gentlemen of Baltimore
and Richmond have formed them?
selves into nu association for the re?
lief of the widows and orphans of thc
Southern States. We lind the fol?
lowing in the proceedings of the
Richmond City Council last week:
"Gen. Rosser being introduced to
the Council, after paying a handsome
tribute to thc people ol' Baltimore
the ladies especially-mentioned tho
formation of a Southern Orphan As?
sociation there, with thc object of
establishing an asylum for the or?
phans of Southern soldiers and sail?
ors. After due deliberation on the
part of thc members of the Associa?
tion, it was determined to make Rich?
mond the place for thc asylum. He
had bern .sent on as a managing
director to makea proposition to the
Council by which the funds of the
Association could be considerably en?
hanced. The house formerly occu?
pied by Mr. Jefferson Davis was
owned by thc city of Richmond, and
the proposition in view was that the
property be turned over to the Asso?
ciation at a stipulated price and upon
stated terms. Tin1 Association could,
after getting possession of tin; pro?
perty, rallie it oil'at a great profit/
He (Gen. Rosser) communicated with
thc ladies of the Association in Balti?
more, and they succeeded in securing
thc efforts of a gentleman ol' influ?
ence at Washington. That gentle?
man had written bim a note, telling |
bim that there was a good chanco for
the release of the property in sixteen
or eighteen days. During the discus?
sion, it was shown that the house, lot
and furniture bad cost the citv, in
1861, $12,200-$7,-200 of which'luid
been paid for the furniture. Thc
property had been assessed atS2S,796
in 1861. Several propositions were
put to the Council amt rejected, and
the motion of Mr. Saunders, making
a sale of the property to Gen. Rosser,
as agent for the Orphan Association,
for $10,000, or $35,000 without the
furniture, was carried."
The plan for founding this asylum
isas follows: 500,000 certificates, of
$1 each, will be sold, and OD the 1st
May next, or before, if all the tickets
are disposed of sooner, a drawing
will be held in the city of Richmond,
nuder the superintendence of the
Mayor and a committee of the Coun?
cil, at which 2,000 prizes, none of
less than $100, will be awarded.
Among the prizes to be awarded is
I the above-named mansion, valued at
I $-40,000; the Stretton! House, with
j 1,000 acres of laud, thc homestead of
the Lee family and the birth-place of
j Gen. Lee, valued at $20,000; 1,000
acres of land, adjoining the same
j tract, valued at $"?,000. Besides these, j
1 there are prizes of 200 pianos, 200 !
I melodeons, 500 gold watches, 100
j cotton gins, and 500 sewing ma
j chines. Gen. Rosser liars been chosen
Wc hope the people of the South
will give this enterprise their cordial
ALABAMA.-The Alabama Legisla?
ture re-assembled on the 1-lth. The
message of Governor Patton is brief,
not occupying more than a half
column in the Montgomery papers,
and relates entirely to State matters.
His recent visit to thc North, which,
j it was charged at thc time, bad some?
thing to do with politics and the pro?
posed constitutional amendment,
appears to have been successful in a
financial point of view, and to have
secured a measure of relief to the
sufferingpoor of that Commonwealth
We copy lae cou.-hiding portiou of
."Tn passing by Washington city, I
availed myself of the opportunity of
making known, by personal repre?
sentations to the President ami Secre?
tary ol' War, the continued destitu?
tion which prevails in our State, and
the urgent necessity for further
assistance at the hands of the ( relierai
Government. The application for
additional relief was favorably-re?
sponded to. An order was issued for
a liberal amount of supplies for the
months of February and March, ar?
rangements having been previously
made for January. It is hoped that
by the aid tims generously furnished,
wc will be so far enabled to meet tho
wants of thc helpless destitute during
the present winter as to be saved the
necessity of supplying them by thc
State in its depressed condition."
Two cereremonials of great interest
recently took place in Paris. At the
Hotel des invalides the veterans and
pensioners assembled in the chapel,
around the remains of Napoleon I.,
twenty-six years having elapsed since
they were brought back from St He?
lena, by thc order of Louis Phillippe.
On the same day, at the Chapel of
the Sorbonne, thc few remains there
arc left of Cardinal Richelieu were
returned to the splendid mausoleum
in which they were laid over two cen?
turies ago, aud from which they were
taken by thc mob during thc revolu?
tion. Thc restoration of the bones
to their resting place was witnessed
by the celebrities of Trance amid
Wti?.t General (jrant Say?
Thc Louisville corrcspondcut of
the Cincinnati Gazelle has conversed
with the Arkansas radical delegation,
who had gone to Washington to have
their State set hack into a territorial
condition. This correspondent, whose
despatch is dated the 11th instant,
gives the following as the delegation's
report of what (len. Grant said to
them at the diuuer table ot* Secretary
Gen. Grant, who was very reticent
in political matters, frankly stated to
thom he knew nothing of political
affairs, and was totally ignorant of
the sophistlies of politicians. Re?
garding the constitutional amend?
ment, theGeneral declined to express
any opinion as to its justice, consti?
tutionality or expediency, but said
he would like for at least ono South?
ern State to adopt it, as an experi?
ment, to see if its Senators and Rep?
resentatives would he admitted to
seats in Congress; at the same time
expressing the opinion that they
would be admitted. He also stated
that, at the commencement of Con?
gress, ho urged upon prominent mem?
bers, if they intended to make the
adoption, on the part of the South?
ern States, ol' the amendment tho
couditioti precedent the re-admission,
they ought to pass a resolution to
that effect, solemnly pledging Con?
gress to receive tito Senators and
Representatives info that hedy. . If
they dill not take some snell step,
they could not expect th<- Southern
people to take a ste}) that might be
preliminary to others that, would lead
them they knew not where. Ou the
negro suffrage question he w as more
decided, stating that he believed that
was a question that should be left
wholly and entirely with the people
of the several States; that Congress,
in his opinion, had no right to inter?
fere in that matter; and emphatically
declared, if the question came up in
Illinois, and he were there to vote,
he would certainly vote against it.
But, he said, smiling, if he were in
one of the Southern States, he be?
lieved he would vote for it. for lie wa?
satisfied that he could march the ne?
groes up to the polls and vote them
as he pleased, and would thus be gain?
ing instead of losing political power.
FREEDMEN GOING.-The Sumtei
The labor question, in our District,
remains still in a very unsettled con
dition. Very many of our planter.
are unable yet to perfect their plant
ing arrangements for the present year.
Great restlessness and desire foi
change have been manifested on tin
part of the freedmen, and maiij
plantations have been entirely evacu
ated by them. lu some instances
they have left without alleged com
plaint or grievance, and where thei:
earnings were largest from the year';
labor. There will, no doubt, be les:
laud cultivated the present than wai
the past year. It is to be boped, how
ever, that better seasons and bette;
.cultivation will largely increase tin
The Kingstree Star has the follow
ing on the same subject:
For the past two weeks, onrvillagt
and its surroundings have been in
tested with the negroes who are con
gregating here preparatory to mi
grating to Texas, and we believe som
are destined for Florida. Among thi
mass of bone and sinew, maj'be seei
the gray-haired, decrepid old mei
and women, tottering with age an<
infirmity, and the infant at its mo
tin r's breast. We feel a solicitud'
for these poor, ignorant wanderers
who have been reared among us
They are carried away with the ide:
of going to what they are told is :
better country, and many of them
we believe, with the notion that peo
plo can live there without laboring
T'ney are enjoying themselves, appa
rently, at this time, if one may j mig
from the manner in which they loung
about. They are to be seen at almos
every street coiner, with a piece o
bacon, and a ludicrous griu cn thei
countenances, indicative of a ful
stomach and nothing to do. Man;
of them, no doubt, think the day c
"Jubalo am cum."
- ? i ? -
PROTEST AGAINST THE TARIFF. -
We learn from some of the Main
journals that the ship-builders of tba
State are proposing convention a
Augusta this winter to take into cou
sideration the disadvantages undc
which that branch of manufactur
labors in consequence of the presen
tariff. It is proposed to petitio:
Congress to pass an Act allowiug
drawback on many of the dutiabl
articles which enterintothe construe
tion of ships, the ship-builders t
pay, in tho first instance, the dutie
on those articles, and when the sui]
is complete, to draw from tho Go
vernmeut au amount equal to th
The following gentlemen have beej
chosen as tho Town Council of Lian
rons for tho ensuing year: Intendan
-Dr. John il. Henry. Wardens
A. Mairs, John Kyle, J. J. Davis am
A new counterfeit twenty dolla
bill on the Fourth National Bank
Philadelphia, has made its appear
ance in the West.
ANOTHER WAK.-Tho Richmond
Wo did not think that nuy man in
liiis senses would believe or avow that
the South was desirous of another !
war. Yet there arc men at the North 1
who unblushingly avow that wc aro;
preparing for another "rebellion."
All the fools are evidently not dead,
and when such a maa as Beast Butler
gives currency to the accusation, he
forces us to doubt whether his wis?
dom exceeds his audacity.
Thc people of the North have been
dosed nd nauseam with a good many
rough yarns about us. both by their
press e.nd politicians, but wc do not
think they ar(; such stupid asses as to
believe (even when the assertion is
made by such a veracious prophet as
Butler) that we are contemplating
Thc Bete t Juts been always noted
as a v.-n nervous ?md apprehensive
warrior, and. perhaps, like? that steed
spoken of in Isaiah, "he snuffs battle
timi danger afar otb"' A charge like
thc one we have been commenting
upon is so supremely ridiculous
ami absurd, that it only excites a
smile in ali who read it, and causes a
feeling of pity and contempt for lin
folly or dishonesty of those who make
it. Wilt those wiseacres who dread
another rebellion jilease tell us how
we are to get up one? With most of
oar young men slain or maimed; with
our arms gone, resources exhausted,
credit destroyed, and all our strong
places garrisoned by Federal troops,
does any sane man believe that there
is (biiiger ff another war? Thc man
who asserts such a proposition simply
c<ui im it s self-stultification.
We borrow from an exchange the
following concentrated "milk in the
cocoa-nut" of a recent affair in Mem?
phis, occupying more columns in
thc papers of that city than we have
i leisure to wade through:
j "One of the Beecher family - Dr.
Peyton D. Beecher, of Memphis-has
gotten into a very ugly predicament.
lie is md only in this ugly predica?
ment-he is also in jail. Among the
adventurers who cami' South with
thc Federal armies was Dr. Beecher.
He stopped in Memphis. The pro?
perty of Dr. Farly, a Confederate
surgeon, was sold for United State's
taxes, and Beecher bought it.
"After the war, Dr. Farly went
back to Memphis, and attempted to
recover his property, offering to pay
j all expenses. Fearing that he would
i succeed, Mr. Be? cher determined to
j get him out of thc way, and hired a
fellow named Walker H. Rockford to
murder him. Reckford, concluding
after a while, that he could make
more money out of Farly than out of
Beecher, made a full confession of
tho conspiracy to thc former, not
knowing that four or five of the most
prominent citizens of Memphis were
listening to Iiis story. Beecher ami
Rockford were arrested, the grand
jury found true bills against them,
and tlicy ure now in jail. Beechei
has been one of the noisiest of thc
Memphis radicals since thc war end?
ed, and hence nobody is surprised t<
j lind him in the hands of thc law, witl:
; a fair prospect of going to the peni?
THE IMPEACHMENT. -The corres?
pondent of the Baltimore Sun says:
Thc House Committee on the Ju?
diciary lui ve examined several volun?
teer witnesses on thc impeachment
question, but none have yet beer
lt is now stated by those who pro?
fess to have learned the plans of tin
leaders in thc impeachment scheme,
that, having come to the conclusior
that there cannot be a conviction ii:
the Senate, even though the Pre?
sident should be brought before thal
body on an impeachment by th<
House, the leaders mentioned have
determined to pass a law jirovidinj.
that, when articles of impeachment
are prepared, thc party charged shal
be immediately suspendedin thc exe
cution of his official duties, and an
other placed in lits office until tin
trial is over.
Fader such a law, it is claimed Un.
mere passage of the bill in the Honst
would suspend Mr. Johnson, and Mr.
Wade would bc selected as the ad in?
terim President. By prolonging tin
trial until the 4th of March, 1869.
Mr. Johnson would bc effectually le
gislated cut of office, and in tlu
meantime, the territorial and othct
measures intended for thc reconstruc?
tion (d' tia South could bc passed,
Such is the outline of thc plan now
A Wheeling p: >rsays: We heard,
yesterday, of a young man in this
city who is but twenty years of tige,
being married, a few days ago, to ti
lady only sixty-one years old. A gaj
The medal proposed by thc work
ing people of France, in honor ol
Abraham Lincoln, was presented te
Mrs. .Lincoln on th 7th inst., without
any show or ceremony.
The first house in Sedalia, Misson
ri. was built in LSOO. Statistics just
published in the local papers show ti
population of 3,500.
It is believed that the emigration
to America from Ireland and the Con?
tinent, the coming spring and sum
mer, will bc the greatest on record.
Immigration is still pouring inte
Texas from all parts of the olde]
There were nineteen weddings ii:
Concord,N. H., on Christmas day.
BRAZILIAN EMIGRATION.-A lotter ?
to the Missouri Republican, from uu |
American in Brazil. Province of San !
"Of course your readers wish to !
know if 1 would advise them to come !
to Brazil. I answer, emphatically, i
no. 1 am here and expect to stay till \
I seo more of it. After this. I may!
become satisfied t<> remain here, but
ii I were now in the States, and knew
as much of Brazil as 1 do, I would
never come to it. Yet I believe that
a young man of energy, who is willing
to forego all the advantages of so?
ciety, and to undergo all the hard?
ships and privations that are to be
encountered here, eau come here,
and in a few years make a handsome
little fortune -enough, atleast, togive
him a good start, in business in some
civilized and Christian country, if he
should cl loose to leave tii is benighted
land. 1 ?ut as for bringing a wife
and children here at present, at least,
1 could not and would not advise any
one. A few American families are in
Brazil. Others are expected soon.
Vet immigration from tito Southern
States, we are beginning to think,
will not bc very large. Should what !
families that are here now congregate
into one neighborhood, and they bo
joined by others from the States, so
as to ;? i ve an American caste to the
society of any one location. 1 might
"fieinduced to bring my family her"."
The proffered mediation of Eng?
land aud France in the Paraguayan
war haviog beeu rejected, thc United
States has instructed its Ministers in
tho portion of South America where
the war is waging to try to mediate
between the belligerents. Brazil
seems to bo the obstacie to peace.
Site is making enormous exertions to
raise new armies and carry on the
i war, and lias thus far listened-to no
I proposals for mediation or truce, no
mattel- from what quarter they have
The New York correspondent of
i the Mobile Advertiser, in his account!
of the New England dinner says:
"Neither Butler nor Banks were at
j the table. There is a rumor that the
proprietor of Irving Hall stipulated
that Butha- should not attend. His
stock of silverware is large and vala?
ble. The reason of Bank's absence is
said to have been an apprehension in
the minds of the committee that the
supply of liquors ordered would give
out early if he were at the table."'
THE NEGRO FARMING IN ALABAMA.
Speaking of negro fanning in that
section, the Selma Messenger says:
"We know a number of negroes who
leased lauds for last season, and weut
to work upon them nuder favorable
circumstances-we do uot know of
one whoso crop was suflicicnt to sub?
sist bini until Christmas."
EMIGRATION FROM ALABAMA.-The
Marion Commonwealth says: "Thc
roads of Perry aie tilled with emi?
grants going Westward. Seawell's
Branch, a mile West of Marion, has
reflected the light of movers' t amp
tires almost every night for a week
j past. Some parts of Alabama are
becoming rapidly depopulated.
The Methodist Centenary collec?
tion now foots up over $3,800,000,
and it is not all in vet. It will pro?
bably reach $4,000,000. Of this sum,
Daniel Drew, of New York, gave
?500,000; Mr. Baldwin, of Ohio,
$300,000; Mr. Bich, of Boston, $75,
000, and many others from ?20,000
to 850,000 each.
Beecher's annual sale of pews and
aisle-seats at his church was held on
Tuesday night, the 8th inst. The
first chance sold for 8550. Premiums
were mostly four or live times greater
than the assessed valuation of the
various pews. The receipts from
pew-letting this vear will exceed S10,
The citizens of Lincoln, one of the
richest Counties in Tennessee, are
making active efforts to build a rail?
road from Fayetteville to Huntsville,
Ala., so as to bring themselves in
direct communication with Memphis
via the Memphis and Charleston Bail
ANOTHER RAYMOND.-A correspon?
dent of the Tribune, in writing from
Washington about a measure, says:
"Bingham will make a speech against
the bill to-morrow, but will vote for
it." Funny dogs, those Congress?
men. Solomon in all his glory was
not much like them.
A daily newspaper man, who lias
just got out of the traces, says ho is
becoming quite well acquainted with
his family. Ho discovered, to bis
surprise, that his daughter could play
upon the piano. He never had time
to discover the fact before.
The Mississippi papers take leave
of Gen. T. J. Wood, late commander
of the department, with many ex?
pressions of regret and many compli?
ments paid to his official action while
discharging among them a delicate
and difficult duty.
A wliito man and three negroes
were taken from the Green County
?ai!, in North Carolina, on Tuesday
last, by a bodj of armed men, and
lynched. They were charged with
outraging the person of a Mrs. Mil?
Nearly all the presses of thc Paris
mint are employed in coining small
money for the wants of trade, the
pieces being 2f., If., 50c. and 25
Several millions aro struck off every
Thc Phoniz office 13 ou Main .?treet, a
tow doors above Taylor (or Camdon) street.
It may bo of interest to the cotton
planters of Lexington to know that they
can dispose of their crops be the quan?
tity ever so onad at market prices, at f bc
Saluda Facto y.
Om HEAD SO LOOM.-Our friends are
invited to visit the I'hvuiix reading room,
where they will lind on Hie jiapers and
periodicals from every section of the Union.
The building is open day and night.
TUE MILLS Hoi .-.. A sojourn of a few
days at this model hotel satisfied us that
its former reputation is tully kept up.
Every train and boat arriving in the city
brings a deputation to thc "Mills," which
alfords thc Very best, evidence of the fa?
vorable opinion entortan ed of it by the
bi'N'r LET IT (lo Orr ur Pm NT. -Tho
only truthful and authentic account of the
sack and destruction of Columbia, written
by one of Smith Carolina's most compe?
tent men, all the incidents being noted on
the spot at the time. Your children will
bc glad to get a copy at any prier*. For
sale at tim Plucnix office.
COLUMBIA VARIETIES. An amateur band
with thc above title has been organized,
and propose to give a concert, in Janney's
Hall, on Tuesday- evening next. The first
part of the performance will bb in white
faces. As- thc mcmbi rs aro old hands, at
the bellows, a pleasing entertainment may
be expected. Among tho performers aro
Messrs. JosephDenck and John Rawls, jr.
FATAL AFFRAY. -We learn bypassengers
on the Greenville Hoad that a difficulty
occurred near Chappell'* Depot, nn Friday
last, between Stanmore Chappell and a
man named Payne, which resulted in tho
death of the former and the ssvere wound?
ing of the latter. A freedman was also
killed in the affray. Wo have not learned
the fall particulars, and therefor? refrain
from further comment.
A LITTLE IN ADVANCE OP LEAI> YEAR.
The following is n ra-badm copy of a docu
i meut take.! from a poekot-hook found in
thc streets, and which, it was afterwards
proven, belonged to a freedman. The
writer must have thought that this was
my Dear i am abclicge to tell you my
mind i cud be a hapy sold in this world if
i cud col you mind and you wood cold mo
yous when you look at this think on mc
lier love you so well your freud
Km mar to my "dear Chair.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.- Trinity
Church Rev. P. J. Shand, 10} a. m. and
3} p. m.
Presbyterian Church-Dr. William S.
Plumer, 10} a. m. and 3} p. tn.
St. Peter's Church -Rev. J. J. o connell,
10 a. m. and 3} p. ni.
Lutheran Church -Rev. A. P.. Rude, IO.}
Theological Seminary, (Christ Church
Congregation)-Rev. .1. M.Pringle, Rector,
10A a. m. and 3} p. m.
Washington Street Chapel - hov. Wm.
Martin, 10} a. m. Kev. I). J. Simmons, 3}
baptist Church-Rev. Dr. Reynolds, 10}
a. m. and 7 p. m.
Marion Street Church- Kev. D. J. Sim?
mons, 10} a. m. Rev. Wm. Martin, 3} p. m.
Tm: COLUMBIA CANAL.-It has been sug?
gested to us to propose lo owners of land,
on either side of the Columbia Canal, to
aid hy their liberality in making it a valua
1 bio property and a highly beneficial ad?
junct to the prosperity of our city and vi?
cinity. If the owners of property would
donate respectively the small portion of it
adjoining thc canal, as provided for hythe
Act of the General Assembly, or if those
who cannot afford to do this would sell at
a low price, we have no doubt the canal
Would soon be used as the pawer to drive
one (and perhaps more) extensive fac?
tories. All such enterprises ought to be
encouraged and promoted, especially at
this time, and the hind owners referred to
could contribute most efficiently m the
mode above indicated.
CORON KU'S INQUEST THE BODY-FOUND ts
FISHER'S POND.-Coroner Walker having
received information with reference to thc
finding of a body in Fisher's Mill Pond, ot:
Thursday last, he immediately proceeded
to investigate the matter, and, it is be?
hoved, has been successful in clearing np
tho mystery. It appears that the unfortu?
nate man was Dr. J. Rasky, a dentist, who
resided in Columbia several years ago, but
more recently in Fernandina, Florida.
From thc evidence adduced before the
jury, it appears that thc deceased had bees
laboring under mental aberration for some
time. He had been boarding at Nicker
son's Hotel a few days, but was missed
from there about thc 30th of December,
although he has been seen by different per?
sons as late as Monday last-at that time
in the vicinity of tho pond where, the body
was found-all of whom testify that he
acted very strangely. No marks of vio?
lence could be found a thorough examina?
tion having been mad.' by Dis. Templeton
and Reynolds. The jury returned a ver?
dict that tho deceased came to his death
from sonic cause unknown to them. Tho
body was taken in charge hy tic- Masons
and tho religious denomination with which
thc unfortunate man had been connected.
NKV, ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is cab?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for thc first
Columbia Lodge Funeral.
Dr. R. NV. Gibbes Removed,
columbia Varieties Entertainment.