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General Comstock, of Alleghany county,
Michigan, was arrested in Chicago, a few
days ago for forgery. He was a member of
of the last-Mlchigan Legislature.
A comparison of the amount of books con
tained in the public libraries of the principal
states of Europe, lately made shows a proper
tion, for Sweden and Norway, to every 100
persons 300 volumes; for Switzerland, 350
volumes; for Denmark, 412 volumes; for the
small states of Germany, 450 volumes; for
that of Prussia, 200 volumes; for Austria and
Hungary, 167 volumes; Italy, 150 volumes;
Belgium, Span and Sardinia, about 100 vol..
Y umes; Russia and Portugal, 70 to 80 volumes;
the British Islands and Holland, 53 to 03 vol.
According to late statistics, collected 'to
Paris, there are 53,62.5 widows in that city,
and 94,082 in the department of the Seine.
In the same capital, there are 437 persons
with curved spine, 311 otherwise deformed,
and 83 blind, without calculating those in the
asylum for the blind.
According to researches made by Sir Rich
ard Black, tho total amount of gipsies now in
Europe amounts to 600,000. Russia contains
the greatest number, 90,000, and Turkey the
.next in this respect; it contains about 60,000.
The Russian fleet in the Black Sea consists
-of 13 sail of the- line, 8 frigates and 12 sial.
er vessels, and 'about 25 steamships. The
Ottoman fleet at Constantinople consists of
o ships of the line, 3 frigates, and a few steam
ers. The French consists of 6sail of the line,
and 2 frigates, and that of Admiral Parker of
7 line of battle ships and i frigate.
A single establishment in Connecticut
manufactures about $500,000 worth of peg
boots and shoes per annum, and the State of
Massachusetts manufactures thesame article
annually to the amount of 818,000,000.
Conre ted.-A Catholic gentleman, in New
York is said to have turned Jew, to please, a
lady with whom he is to be married.
IHugh Smith has been elected a deleg to to
Congress from the territory of New Mexico,
-anl is said to be now on his way to take his
.seat at the coming session
(One hundred and sixty Hungarian officers
are expected to ship themselves at Bremen for
"'I'm not afraid of a barrel of cider!" said a
-toper toa temperance man. "I presume not;
from your appearance, I should think a barrel
'of cider would run at your approach," was the
A sign over the door of a tailor's shop, in
New Orleans, designates it as a "pantaloono.
Tho venerable Col. Henry Maynadier, of
Annapolis, !4d., died in that city on Sunday
week. The deceased was 93 years of age, and
participated in muany of the stirring scenes of
the revolutionary war. Ile served with emi
nent distinction under General Washington,
and at the battle of Brandywine, in the caps.
city of Surgeon to the Ariny, extracted a ball
from the leg of Gen. Lafayette.
There were sold at the Brighton and Can
bridge (Mass.) cattle market during the
months of September and October, thirty-four
thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cattle,
and forty-four thousand seven hundred and
The endowments of the University of Ox
ford are about ?120,000 per annum, and of
Cambradge ?110,000. Besides the [Uiver-.
-sity and-Colleges of Oxford have within their
patronage 463 livings, the annual value of
whichi is ?138,900: those in the gift of Camn
.biridge are 318, valued at $03,000 per~ annum,
The London Booksellers' Provident Insti
tution has a pernnnent fund of nearly ?18,.
000 im the hands of the Commissioners for re
duction of the national de bt.
The silk weaving business of London has
rallen oil' about 20 per cent since 1838, when
it was at its height, and estimated at ?10,480,
000. The average rate' of wages now of op.
eratives is only 5s Gd a week! From 150,-.
000 to 200,000 are employed in tihe several
. We learn ftomi thme last fiscal statement o'
the Secretary of the Treasury. that the amou,
flow on deposit and subject to draft in the v
arioums dJepositories of the Government is $'4,
577,092. This fact shows the salutary opera-.
tfon of the existimg tarih', and its capacity to
supply ample revenue to the treasury, even
much more than is required for the necees
sary ordinary expenditures of the Govern
ment. What should be done with the accu
muulating surplus? We have hut 0one reply to
make. Pay thee National debt with it. It is
true, the certificates of indebtedlness running
for a special termt of years ecmnlot lie redeem
ed except at the pleasure of the holder. Bt
Congress should, at an early day, make pro
vision fur the appropriation ofall surluts re
venue to the purchase of the national stocks
at their current prices in the market. And3(
-this policy should be enforced, by legislation.
W [ash ington Union.
Thle city of Utica does lnt owe a single
centt of public debt, and has nmoney ini bank,
.beside taxes due and collect able. She has an
:abundant supply of pure and wholesome wa-.
:ter broughmt into thme houses of her citizens,
fresh from the miountain springs. She is
lighted by gas 'of pure andi excellent quality;
hats the bestnrppointed and miost efficient Fire
Depatment of any city of her size ini
America; anid is the only city in the State
wvhich wholly escaped the ravages of thle cho
lera last suimmer.
Mr. Webb, of the New-York Courier 4-.
Enqjuirer, has been appointed Chargo d'At.
faires at Vienna, and has acce[pted it. i~e
has previouisly refused a silmilar diplomaitic
station at Naples.
A farmer ill Lubec, Maine, says the Augus
ta Farmer, while ploughinmg recently in his
field, strucek against a box containing no less
than 890,000 mn doubloons. It is not known
how thme treasulre got there.
The congregation of the First Presbyterian
church in Baltimore, have contributed $120,
000) in the best thirteen years, to charitable
.and other Christian works.
EFtlIGRATo.-Foumr steamboats landed at
Milwatukie, from Buffalo, with a few less than
* ~ 1000 emigrant passebngers at one tripm. Wis.
consin, Iowa and Minesota will soon be filled
wvith enterprising settlers. It is the trtie road
In the Court of Common Pleas at Manches
ter, N. II., Mrs. Polly Lord, of Deering, was
recently sentenced to thme State >'rison for two
years, for retammgn and using8' 50 whichj she
preked lip and used, knowing the owner.
Dr. Semiple, president of the California
State Conventlqp, is seven feet high.
Half the emigrants to California are said to
bte doctors,one1 quarter lawvyors, and thme ether
gpartemr made up of all trades and professions.
THE SUMTER BANNER:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1849.
. ,l. NaI, Jun., Ebitor.
@ 7Rev. FREDERICK RUsH, is a, travelling
Agent for this paper, and is authorized to re
ceive subscriptions and receipt for the same.
AGENTS FOR TIE BANNER.
Messrs. WHITE, & Co. Sumterville, S. C.
T. W. I'EOUES, Esq., Camden, S. C.
COT~o-Transactions during the week
have been more spirited, although the prices
have not deviated much since our last, 9 1.2
and 10 cts have been paid and some three
hundred bales have changed hands. The
want of a Bank Agency in this town makes
Sumterville a very small cotton-town-if we
had one to make advances, the bulletin of
weekly sales would be of considerable inter
est to the larger cities of the state.
U7T The EDITOR bogs leave to acknowl.
edge the receipt of an entire suit of female
apparel, but not wishing to be the first to
put the hall in motion, he has disposed of it to
a suitable being more needy. Nevertheless
he takes this method of presenting his and
the recipient's thanks to the fair donor. And
can dispose of as many "more of the same
sort" as his lady friends may deem prudent to
trust to his charge as an almoner of their
(IWe would call public attention to the
advertisemnent in another column, giving no.
tice of Mr. O'CONNOR's opening his mnarket
house. The gentleman is a graduate of the
Philadelphia school, proverbial for its neat
and scientific method of butchering, and we
cheerfully commend him to their favor.
RAIN-On Sunday night it commenced
raining and the shower lasted all day Monday,
being the first rain of any consequence that
has fallen for two months.
We see it statted, by telegraph, that the a
letters received by the America are more a
favorable to cotton than the first telegraphic
O7 Ma. flowa:AN, the indefatigablo editor of 1
the Temperance Advocate, writing from our c
midst, gives a glowing account of Sumterville,
enumerating all our business firms, trades and
professions, but, very significantly points out the
"0Sos" in preference to all other's. We regret
to see the Order thus verging on partizanship,
but it is inevitable-the tinme will soon teach us
when a :ox will be iustructed by his Order
when, how and with whom hs must trade etc,
an~d then thme glorious p'rinciples will sink to the
ground and the order disturbed by lntestinme quar.
rein, break up. This is the monster that injures ~
the cause of Tremperanaco and wve verily believe I
is the actuating motive of theo joininag of one a
half the members of this charitable Order.
Shaowing tUae Clovean Foot.
Some imne since while making some editorial e
remnaks on theosubject of inviting Father llat- I
thmew to thme South. we expressed a want of confi.
doee in his pelitical, or rather, friendly feelings
towards our peculiar intiqmttons, and conicluded
with a regnest to suspend such invitations util
the charge of abelition w as investigatedl, but,I
4-,us societies sent, invites without numnber.
s the consequ,,nce- why, when almost
..ean our midst, Judgo Lusirxis, of Geor
gir. ...ors a StAnk's Nes-r, Father Matthew is
an abtolitionist, and widhdrawvs the State C onven..
tion's invitation. Past Granad Worthy Patriarch
Gy W.. GAnIaNv of thmis Stato, folhows suit, and
thme TIMPtraANLc AIJvoca-rM suddenly charges
its sentiments and speaks thus of the Temper
anice men's grent A1postle.
Trhe circumstances detailed in the circular cf
Jndge Lumnpkin, leave not a shadow of donula of
Father Mlatthew' identity with thto M ,,chief.
Mak,-rs and disturbe'rs of our petce, zami tha.t t
lais tort uous, unmanly, hypocratical and evas~ .
Course on the subject of slavery, lhe hasn forfeit
ed the conmfidenmce and countenanice of every
friend of Temnperance in the Soutth, and that noe
good can arise to onr cunse~ by the advocucy iof
this "'wolf in sheep's clothing,'' and wve wish
thus piublicly to refuso all fraieritiy with him,.
W~ould it uot have been better to ascertajin a
person's prin~ciles before pressing him,, to nio~,o
our fire sides? WVe trust this afl'air wili prove a
salutary lesson to all Societies.
LAT1E NEWS FROIAM EURO)PE.
Arriv'aI of VIse Stesaer Catledlo-.
Fm~n-rnERt AI)WANCE IN CO'r'ON, wt~rn
rived at ilosto)n, on Satutrdlay night. last, at I l
Corros-The Liverpool Market hamd againm
heenm active during the week ending the ithha
mnst. Speculators hiavinmg operated to a con
siderable extent. I Iohlers realized an 1-8 to
1 -4d. on Arnerican descwrip: ioan. Thme ot her
descriptionis baroutir nI fulprices. Th'le sales
for the week 80~,4174 hales. Speculators took
31,180; Exporters, 20,604; and the trade, 29,.
tio ns, nas decired 'on thle 1(0th, are as fdlows:
[Fair U~plane, 6 5-8; Fair Mobile, (i 3-4; and
F'air Orleans,6 1. 8d.
A VENEmABI.E CzriZEN.---ihlandi lis.
trict numbiers withini her popuilat iont a lady
enititledl to the veneration and~ esteem of the
present generation, Mrs. E. I lormns. Shte is
the relict of a Rlevoluttioniary solier who was
killed at the siege of Savannah. Th'lis ven
erable ladly is now in her one lhandredl and
sixth year, and we are infortmed has never
been out of hecr native district.
G'EOooA.--The bill to repeal all laws pro..
hibiting the slave trade in Georgin, has pa.~
ed the llouse of Represenitatives by a yule na
93 to m9
Bank of the State.
THE LEGISLATURE commenced its sitting
on Tuesday, but as yet we are uninformed of
t8'proceedingse One of the u;itated ques.
tions,.and one, too, of the utmost importance,
that will coine before-that body will be the
question ofrescinding the charter of the Bank
of the State. If South Carolina is envious of
the reputation of New Jersey or oven of repou.
diating Mississippi, the Legislature will ine
vitably push this matter through and the cred
it of the State and of her mercantile commu
nity falls with the rescinding oftha charter..
New Jetsey has long enjoyed the reputation
of the "Indian girer,t' granting charters for
lands, Railroads and Canals, one session and
rescinding then the next and such a reputa
tion- will attach itself to this State.
The present question is one of great deli
acy, of vital importance, and one which has
ong commanded the talent of the State.
It is not the old issue, of renewal of the
harter, but it is to take away what ,already
a been granted and has until 1850 to run.
forfeiture of charter is a criminal punish.
nent inflicted after trial and conviction of
ome grave offence. Now what has the bank
lone, or omitted to do, so criminal, as to justi
y so harsh a proceeding? line it made no
irofit 1 No;-profits have been made to the
mount of some 85,000,000. IIas it not paid
art of the public debt! It has paid principal
nd interest more than $5,000,000. Ilas it
ver failed the State in any emergency ? Nov
r--it has helped her to funds times without
umber, when she had not a cent in her
treasury. Ibis it caused taxation ! So far
rota it that it has paid taxes, which must
ave paid and saved more than $5,000,000.
Ins it lost the public money deposited with
1 Not a cent, altho' it has received about
315,000,0U() and paid out as much more, a
sct scarce paralled iii finance. Has it failed
a redeem its circulation, or to furnish its
all share of support to agriculture, com
aerce and mercantile pursuits! There is no
omplaint and can be none on this score, well
>unded. On what ground does this move
ment rest ! On the supposition that a State
-overnment or state itself should have no
unnection with a banking institute--amc the
gitators of this recision, seizing this ground
ro anxious to deprive the Bank of its working
owers for six years prior to the expiration of
s charter-to wind up its affairs--a piece of
usiness never undertaken until a firm or cor
oration is virtually dlefunct. No reason
ould be urged that shows more shallow
nbicility than this. The whole State, the
iasses, will deplore such rash action and
fat too, at a crisis of particular political im
We cannot leave the subject without al
ing a few words in praise of the manner in
hich the fiscal concerns of the Bank of the
tate have been managed. We know we
an add but, little to the already extended,
ndl esteemed reputatiqn of its President F'.
[. FELMOUtE, 1Esqr., by saying that its rnan
gement could not be placed in more fitting
A DmSINGUjS1aED VISITOR.---It is rutnor
dl that Ilon. George 37. IDallas, late Vice
'resident of the United .'tates, is about to
isit Charleston, in order to attend to somte
agal business. There is no statesman, who
as acted more favorably anid disinterestedly
a the South and its institutions than Mir.
)allas, anid we be speak him a warm: anid
The State Convention of the lBaptist de
oniinat ion in South (Carotlina will hold its
Ith anniversary with the Baptist Clhurch aet
~dgeield C7ourt I louse, on Saturdav, the 8th
f Decembher next.
Tuit C.raxstar.--Col. Forne~y, editor at the~
cINSavANvams, tand or-o of tthe kiicene cnbinet
t Ai r. ilochanun, is caendeavuoin to obttan the
herkshIip, of the, J Jnnse af Itepdresentative., andl is
orkinga in favor of a .4mheitrn spea:ker. As
nalters now 1ot,k, the late inuim bents wo think
taned the best chnco--speaiker, alir. Winthrop.
'lerk, ailr. French,
I aiimr -W~hat a set of mtah-itenits we
mmtan: bem gs atre-nevcr sat isfied, and whetn
tur dlesires are once' grati$ied, athd we aire lha.
>ituatedl to thlein, no further not ice dio we take
here of--When railroads were tirst estabbish
idh every livimg hieing gazed ait a pass ng trian
v itha astoniishmigent and fear; lie Iihnbamhnain
teld hiis breath ; thle loose horse gal loped fron,~
t in afright, andl thlen, suddleni y sitoppinog,
urned rund , stared at it, and at last snortedl
dloud. ut thie "nine days wvondier"' soon
amin to an end. As thle traini now tles over
lie country, the cattle grazinig ona eachl side.
In not even raise their heads to look at it, thle
irntid shteep fears it no mtore tht:mi the windl,
imi thle startbed (leer over course over the
rac k,' indeed the tiid saiuirel does noet erouch
rtomt the rail, ast it pass elose to it. It is
he same wvith mtankindl,on entering a s tationu
ye merely mutter to Ithe. clerk whemre we are
lestined for--say "I low tuchi," transfer the
limens,-rcecive a ticket--take a seat--read
lie newspaper or compol~tse ourselves to sleep
md on reaching our destition, wo walk oflT
ir dIrive ofT,; perfect ly care~less of all or any
mne of thle inut nterabmle arranagmets ntces.
tary tor the astionising luxuiry we havo en-.
Thhe natuiiral a lone is pe rmtantnt. Fanitas
tic idolus may he worshti ppedl for at whtile; but
at length they aire overturned by thle continn
ii anid silent progrcss of TIrth, as the grim
taties (of C'opan i have been puislhd from
heir Itedestals by thlit greowith of forest Itrees,
whose seeds were sown by the wmdit in thte
BESIDES. the niumber of lives that rioting
has cost the city of Philadelphia within the
past few tears, it has been put to an expense
of 638, 30.
o' WAsINTidN ONUtMENT.-W eatn
from the National Intelligencer tha this
magnificent structure Is noy ffty-fou :! feet
above the level ground. The two massive
door-ways have been finished, and the whole
thus far is remarkable for the solidity of the
The word "lady" is of Saxon origin; and
is compounded of leaf and dian,. lady being
the result of the two. Leaf-dian, or, as cor
rupted, lady, literally rendered, means afeeder
(f the poor. How many of those who assume
the title in these days are worthy of it?
The grave buries every error, covers eve
ry defect, extinguishes every resentment.
From its peaceful bosom springs none but
fond regrets and tender recollections.
Mr. Simpson, coach maker, Fayetteville,
was poisoned by his own wife, on last Satur
day week. She fled, and has not yet been dis
covered. We have not been able to learn
the circumstances connected with this very
A MATTER OF For:a.-It has been sug
gested, with reference to tight-lacing by
young ladies, that she who cares for No. 1,
should never try to look like No. 8.
AN ATHEtST's IELEF.--A notorious athe
ist, one Dr Miax Stirner, is coming to this
country, it is said. He not only denies the
existence of a God, but thus sums up his phi
losophy: 'I am alone, in the world; I exist
alone; my enjoyment, my power, my liberty'
cannot be limited by any belief, by any rule,
by any right foreign to my right.' le may
just find that his right is wrong, after his ar
rival here--;hey have an ingenious mnode of
interfering with assumed 'right,' sometimes;
and his 'power' and 'liberty' may be consider.
STEAM IN FRANCE.--By a recent official
report, it appears that there are now in use
in France, 8,590 steam boilers, 670 locomo
tive engines, and 225 steamers, exclusive of
the war steamers.
To preserve your health, drink water and
get married early. Putting off matrimony
has broken down more constitutions than
ever consumption d'd. Think of this, and set
your hearts on dimity, without loss of time.
Let him who expects one class in society
to prosper to the highest degree, while the
ot hers are in distress; "let him," as old Ful
Ier says, "try whet her one side of his face can
smile while the other is pinched."
Ct:RaE OF C'ANcr.--The extract of wood
sorrel, used as a plaster through the uay, and
Slippery elmi bark at night, will cure any can
cer that has uicerated, or thnt has not live skin
oiver it, in that case the skina should be brok
Cn in somec way. 'To hurn a piece of punk
on the place, is a good miethod, then apply
the salve, as beforo directed. The extract
is ohtained simply by pounding the commnon
sorrel in a mhorter, or other vessel, and press
ing out the juice, then put it in a pewter dish
or basin, and] place it in the suan, tuntil it dries
to the consistenlce of tar, when it is fit for use.
D-l Ta~c-R2Uus lAssmN.-A~ celebrated
g-ianbler. after attending a greait revival mecet
inag, experienced, as he suppjosed, a change of
feelings, and finallhy was induced to take his
seat upon the 'anxious bench.' The minis
ter, after duly exhlortinag thiemi, and workinag
up the peanitenits to a piroper degree of excite
mient, c'otumlenced examlininag them upon01 their
exper(iece and the state of their feelings, and
Ii naIlly a pproachbiing the gambler said, .Well,
toy friend, what (do you say!' '(,' replied lie,
uniconasciouasly, 'I paiss! wrha do you do, old
fr/hne?' turnitig to his left hand naeighbor. lIn
reciting the story aifterwards, Ihe remarked
thait 'blocked the giunei.'
A .brAnms PAi-:n.-'The Asmtoneau' i
that title of a new weekly papijer j ust commaeun
cedl ini New York, and zealously devoted to
the inaterests, tastes, and doctrinies of otur Jew
Aarrintciar...-We~ have artificial teeth, ar
titic ial hair, eyes, calves, hips, nosesa; and al
so artificial religion and mnoralit v. WVe be
lieve that some young ladies must wear ar
tilic'ial heads, as we read of a youing lady
whose head ueas turned by a young man.
Now if her haead1 was tturnaed, it was piroblably
done ~in n lah by a regualar trneiar.
lIe who seduloutsly' lis teats, pointedly asks,
calmly speaks, coolly anasw~ers, andl ceases
when lie has nto mtore to say to thle pint, is
the lit test for busitness, and is stare to stucceed.
Few peopile can tell what thiey Jive for,
uanless it is for thle piurpose o f grow inlg ol..
IThat seems to be all lae object they have itn
view, auth atl Ithat thle fututre has to oi'r them.
Go to strangers fo~r charity, acquaintaaices
for advice, ad relatives for tnothting-and yotu
wvill alu ays have a supply.
Tinder--a thin rag-such for instance as
thme dIresses of mourderin feitales, intotnded to
catch the spnrkes, raise a flame, and light uap a
The Fali Sex In Arnais
e received the following c tpication
idfeferonce to our remarks of Melweek on
the assumption or Male attire by .the, fair
sex. Delivered by a colored Merciry, with
.Miaafs complements," we shrewdly enter
taineo a suspicion of its authenticity but after
a perusal of, the "line cro'wvuill'd lines,"
written with all'Ehe peculiarities of a female
hand, we sen'd it forth to the world as a 'De
fence of ye verrie ancienteorigifee of Women.'
Mr. Editor:--I regret to find that instead
of preserving your usual character for good
nature, you have allowed your choler-ic feel.
legs to be aroused, and have been ruffed.
Why? Because, forsooth, we, ladies have as
surned more of the garments of the self-styl
ed "lords of cleation' than they have been
pleased to allot to us. Now, Mr. Editor, it
has been the privilege of all married ladies,
from time immemorial, to wear the garment
mis-called by some unmentionables. I de not
see any impropriety or indelicacy in calling,
things, by their right nameand I so say, the
ladies, by prescription from antedeluvian ages
have acquired the right to wear the breeches,
and have done so, in despite the potent strug
gles of their worser-halves, and without
causing any serious breach of conjugal felici
ty. Will, nw, if they may wear the breech
es, w'hy may the single ones not assume the
other portions of the garb which men wear,
they have as good a right to collars, cuffs,
ruffles and false bosoms as men have, and I
see no reason why they may not wear Coats
and Vests-Sacks hav- been given up to
them already, from their peculiar right to
give the &ack to any who may be hardy
enough to address them. Indeed, Mr. Editor
why should there he a difference iu the dress
of moan and womani Distinctions are invidi
otis. In the pristine days of our primeval
parents there was no dissension, and happily
they jogged through life together until the
evil fiend, in the shape of the serpent, wh.s
pored into the ear of this loving couple that
they were not equal. I, Mr. Editor, have
been accustomed all my life to do just as I
please, no matter what PA, or na say, so I
tell you, sir, you may ridicule our wearing
the other garments of men, and ue can makc
shifi without them,' but I can assure you we
will all die by the breeches.
The increase of manufacturing in the
South, is exciting great congratulation among
the people and press of that section of the
Union. We aie right glad to see an enter
prise so essential and expedient, succeeding
so well. Our only wonder in past times has
been that the South should trust alto'rether
to other markets than her own for manuFactur.
es, when her capacity for creating them is
great and unquestioned. There is no reason
why cotton and wool should not he worked
into fabrics on southern soil, where ther are
grown, rather than sent thousands of miles,
and brought back in cloths, at a loss of double
transit. Besides there is much material
which the South can manufacture with profit,
which cannot find a market elsewhere. The
refuses of her cotton, safficient to make all
her negro cloths, is of this kind. There is
capital enough in the South, and nothing is
wanting to put it in manufacturing motion,
but enterprise-N. Y. Sun 21st inst.
VACANT OFFicEats.-T,,0 following
oflices, weo believe, will soon be0 vacanat by
expiration of the terms of the present in
cumbents, arid resignation, and will be
fillied by the Legislature.
Comipt roller General.
Treagure rof' Lower Division.
Adjutant and Inspeot->r General.
Solicitor of E.astoru Circuit,
Corimmissioners in Equity for the foi
Beaufort, Orangeburg, Sumter, Rich-I
land, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlborough,
Pendleton and Lancaster.
The editors of the Georgtown Obscri'
er, state that haavirg made inquiries wvith
respect to the Rice crop, they believe it
wvill be one of the shortest miado in that
District- for several years.
More 4nnexration.-E1 Siglo XIX, a journ
al published in the city of Alexico, is adlvoca
tohg annexation of the Mexican Republic to
the United States.
I'ATAr. Acemr~:r.-The Rev. E. White,
l'astor of the Presbyterian Church on .John's
Island, fractured his ankle on last alonday
week. Amputat ion of the limb hecaime
necessary, and Mr. WVhite expired a fe w hours
after the operation.
Dheiore the news that Nicholas had with
drawn his insolent demands forirhe hlungar
mn i patnrots, reachetd Constanti nople, the Ot
toman~i and Blratish squadrons formed a june
tion unider t he connanaind of the English Ad.
The Supreme Court at St Louis, have de
cided that. the Missouri Legislature cannot
dhivorce pa:rties upon the petit ion of one of
31. RonBEtNts.-For some time past, a
system of purioining letters from the mail be
tween Richmond and M~urfreesboro,' N. C.
has been successfully p)ractised. A few days
since the miail was robbed of a letter contain
ing $200 in bills.
At the close of last week, the snow on the
Alleghiaey mountains was said to be eighteen
hie Conmnon Council of New York have
appropriated $2000 fo'r a fountain at the
hlowling Greenm, in that city.
The nimber of Post O(lices in the United
States on the first instant wvas 17,164.
Ohio city, opposite to Cleveland, is to be
coinsolidatedl with the latter city, making a po
pu lid ion of 20,000.
Pleasure is like cordial; a little of it is not
injurious, butt two munch destroys.
Mannis.-On the 14th inst by Rev.
Mr. Parker Mr. D). COLE to Miss ELI
zAnILrI Dautghter of Ezekiel Keels Esq.,
of Salem Sumter District.
On the 18th~ by D. 13. McLaturin Esq.,
Mr. MInnt.Eron WVINGA'rH1 toSS MA.
ny Daughter of Mr. Oldin all of this
Ml4 IR IE I)-On Tuesday evening the
20th inst. bay the 1lev. Charles P'. Elliott,
Air- lheto AIxas CAltsoN of Charleston to
Miss SAn Alt 'ar Ens, second daughter of Mr.
WIVilliam C. Gnuarry. of this nistrit
Mary. JMcFaddp, ' Petition
WiU be sold st utterCourt, House on tie
firu 'Monday in January next and the day fol.
A PLANTATION the Estate of Tho..
R. McFaddin, containingabout thirteen aun
dred Acres, situate in Salem County In said
District, on Black River bounded by landsof
Dr. Robert Muldrow, R. B. Muldrow, M: P.
Mayes . Plowden, -with a two-story
dwelling hse, and negro quarters for
eihty negroes, situate thereon.
he terms of sale are, a credit offireyearu,
to be paid in fire equal annual instaltnenh.,
with interest payable annually from tb l' day
of sale until the amount of the sale be fully
paid and satisfied. That the purchaser do
give bond and personal security and a mort
gage of the premises.
At the same time will be sold a gang of
EIGHTY NEGROES, on a credit of one, two4
and three years, with interest payable an
nually from the day of sale until the same
be fully paid and satisfied. That the pur
chaser pay on the sales of the negroes five
per cent cash, and the balance on the last
mentioned credit. The purchaser giving
bond and personal securities, or one security
and mortgage of the negroes purchased.
No negro to be removed until terms of
sale are complied wii'i; and if not complied
with to be re-sold at the risk of the purchaser
in the interim to be lodged in jail for a itfe
keeping at the expense of the purchaser.
There will also be sold at the same time
llonsnhnld Furniture, sixteen or eighteen
Plantation horses and mules, Wagons,
Plourhs, and Gear, Stock of all kinds, Corn
and Fodder. Credit the same as upon sale
of the negroe., purchaser giving bond and
personal security. Purchasers to pay for all
For full information enquire of Capt. Jas.
D. BLANDINLo, Sumterville,
By Order of the Court,
JOHN B. MILLER,
Sumterville, Nov. 20th 1840 C
Mary J. Wilder and Children, Petition.
Will be sold at Sumter Court House, on
the first Monday in January next, and if not ' -
then sold, will be offered at each subsequent
sale day until sold.
A lot of land in Sumterville on the North
east corner of Broad and Liberty Street, at
present occupied by by Frierson & Pringle,
and A. Chisolm. The terms are cash.
By order of the Court,
JOHN B. MILLER.
Sumterville, Nov. 12th 1819 5 t
The members of the Troop lately raised in
Salem will assemble at Scottsville on the se
cond Saturday (12th clay) of January next, at'
10 o'clock A. M. for the puipose of adopting
a Constitution and By-Laws, designating a
parade ground and elect a Captain, two Lieu:
tenants and a Cornet. The several members
of the Sub-committee appointed to raise the
Troop are requested to atted.
J. D. ASFIMORF,
THOS. R. ENGLISII,
J. W. STUCKEY,
EZEKIE L KEELS,
CHA RLES L. eRANE,
Comittee on Raising Troop.
*i Nov. 28th 1849 5 7t
The subscriber respectfully Informs the
public that he continues Baking at his old
stand in Broad street neair Mai . Bread and
all varieties of Fancy Cake, Biscuits and
Crackers, constantly on hand.
In connection with his bakery he is in dai
ly receipt of FRESH OYSTERS--and he
has made arrangements to serve them up'
ROASnED FIED S-rEWED or in the shell.
ICE CREAM, every variety of Confec
tionary, Fruit, Native and Tropical, Nuts,
Fancy Articles, etc. etc., constantly on hand.
ID- FLOUR, of the best brands for sale.
- JOHN O'CONNOR.
July 18, 1849. .38
'The Subscriber respectfully informs the in
habitants of the town andl vicinity, that he lhas
opened a regular MARKET HOUSE, where
can be obtaind daily, FRESH BEE. LAM B
3MUTTON, VEAIL' PORK andl POULTRY,
together\vith fresh salted and smoked tongues
corned, smoked and spiced beef, and vegeta
bles, Northern cabbages, potatoes and apples.
lHe respectfully invites public patronage.
'r he pubhhe are informed that he butchers af
ter the Philadelphia style and that his es tab
lishument will be kept in the same order that
the above city is pro-erbial for.
Shop on main street, next to the corner of
Broad Street, open from) hell-ring to 10 A. M.
W ANTn.-Cattle, and Sheep purchased
on liberal ternms.
Nov. 28th18~49 5 t
250 Hecad Northern cabbages, and
25 bbla Northern Pippins from New
York, and for sale at
THE PUBLIC BAKERY.
Nov. 28th~ 1849 5 tf
Phuilntlelphia snade Calf and
Goat Walking Shoes, Kid Ties and Slip.
pers just received by'
CLARK & LEWIS.
A Good Assortimeunt of La.
dies lacnk and Colored Kid Gloves just
received by CLA RK & LEWIS
20 Barrels of Stonm and Shell
Limo just received and for sale by
sCL ARK & L EWIS.
Nov. 23ld 1840 5 LV
Fresh Garden Seeds,
English Peas, Beans, Cabbage, Tut-nip.,
Onion Setts, &c. &c. For Sain't
MELLETTS DRUG STORE.
Imuproved Yeast. Powders.
or Saleoby R. Si MELLETT.
A Just Reabeived,
APrime lot of BUTTER jM receivedl
and for Sale by CAI EL
CLR & Ehs