Attempt to Assassinate.
--On Thursday evening last, as Mr. Wm. Rhett
was returning in a buggy from his farm, not far from Charleston
, he was fired upon by a person concealed on the opposite side of the road, near theSix mile House.
A portion of the charge, which was large-sized duck shot, entered his back, left arm and left leg, wounding him in a serious and painful manner.
Although he heard the discharge of the piece and felt a shock, he was not immediately conscious of being shot.
A man of large size and dark complexion was observed to run off by a person riding a little distance behind.
Circumstances point strongly to a laborer employed on a neighboring farm, who had recently been brought before a magistrate for trespasses by Mr. Rhett
, as the perpetrator of the crime, and he has been arrested and lodged in jail.--Charleston Mercury.