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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Examination for Attempted Incendiarism — the accused sent on. (search)
on, Major Edwards sat by his counsel, Judge John S. Caskie, and would frequently show signs of deep emotion. He was surrounded by a large number of friends, who manifested much interest in the trial. We append the following testimony: Henry E. Merrick sworn.--I am one of the proprietors of the St. Charles Hotel. The first I knew of the attempt to fire Mr. Edwards's store was through my clerk, who came up to my room and told me of it. I immediately went down, and saw liquor running from t--Was called at half-past 2 o'clock Sunday morning to make a presentment against Mr. Edwards for trying to set fire to his store. Is an officer in the company in which the stock was insured. Found candles laid, and everything as described by Mr. Merrick, for insuring an extensive conflagration. One man could not have made them in less than half an hour.--Amount of insurance on Mr. Edwards's stock, six thousand dollars; value of stock estimated at between five and six thousand dollars. C