Clipped From Daily Nashville Patriot
The cask of thb Negeo in tuk Box. A -Vaii-irale's Court met yesterday afternoon in tbe office of Esquire Fkkrm Messrs. Fer-ku aud Robertson oa tlie heazh'' to ia-veetiaie tbe c.te of Natuan James, who is charged with having boxed tip Mr. McJlcbk'h negro man ALtx aod eliippt-d Liui by express to Cincinnati, tome ten or twelve days ao. - The fiit witness examined was tbe veritable Alex bimelf, wboe appearance in court drew aluinht as large a crowd as a one-borse circa, lie deposed that there was a white man at the Lottam of Lis attempt to eKjape ; that be met the while man at tbe houoj ol Alt Savagk (a neg-o), at tb4 suggestion of tiie latter, atiout two we'.'ks ago last Monday ; that white man proposed to take bim to Cincinnati in a box ; that white man aj-ki d him bow much money be bad ; told white man be Lad sixty dollars ; met white man several limes, and at one of their met ting gave bim tbe t-ixty dollars and a silver watch to pay white man for Shipping him to Cincinnati; wl'ite man, or Auk Savage, told bim to see Nathan James and consult with him about Ihe reliability of white man, tic; consulted Nathan James accordingly ; N.J. said white man was all right was the man for tbe job ; then told white man he would go ; white man got box and sent it up to the house of N. J., Friday after-noun ; white man wanted ALtx to get in box and tie nailed up that night ; was afraid of being 44fcmitbered?' by bviug iu box too long, and insisted on postponing ibe boxing till next morning ; which was done ; got in the box next morning and wa nailed up by N. J.; was put on a a ray and pent to the Express Office, and thi-nci to the depot of L. it N. Railroad, and so on io Seymour, Indiana, where box "busted"' and hi leaked out ; was instantly ui' zed and hurried back to Louisville aud put iu j ill. Did n't know white min's name; asked him fur it two or three times, but while man declined to give i ; had a use for that him--If. Nathan James was permitted to make a statement of his connection wiih the a flair, which was written down, and signed by the defendant, who denier) that b: nailed up the box, or that. he knew what sort f stuff the box was filled wiib wh-n he sent it off. He was bound over to the Criminal Court in tbe sum of $2 000. Ai.r Savaoe will be up before Ihe Mais tfat this morning, when it will Ik; i-ecu bow far be was iuslrurueut.il in gelling Al.tx off.