Assassination of Dr. H.H. Harley. Our community was shocked on Wednesday morning, upon the circulation of the act of the cruel and dasterdly assassination of the gentleman whose name heads this article.
From the findings of the empanelled jury we glean these particulars: Dr. H. was in charge of the business of Mr. Babcock, cutting and hauling cross ties for the Brunswick and Albany Railroad, with headquarters at College plantation, about two miles from Bethel. On Tuesday night about ten o'clock while Dr. H. was sitting in his cabin, an open log house, writing at his desk, with one or two others present, a gun was passed through the logs and discharged, the murderous fire terribly mutilating his head, his brains staining the walls of the house. He survived the fatal wound but a few brief moments.
As there are dozens of rumors as regards the probable cause of this assassination and as it is and as it is probable that the affair will be thoroughly sifted, and, if possible, the guilty party or parties brought to punishment, we refrain from publishing any of the unpleasant details.
Dr. H. was a young man, lately a resident of Camden county, in this State, but a native of South Carolina where he has a father, brothers and sisters now residing. He served during the late was in the C.S.A. as Assistant Surgeon, with Maxwell's Battery. Since the war he has been connected with the timber business in this vicinity.
His remains were brought to our city Thursday and interred with Masonic honors by ______ Lodge, of which he was a member.