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J.8. RICITARDSON, J>.4
JOHINR. LOGAN, Earrotts.
WB11 NESDAT, FBBt, 15.1854.
QW Pereonns wishinir to gee us )pun
..Esiness tan lind us, t tany hour during the
'tay, except from four to five in tie after
noon, at out offilee, jtst back of Sot.ouons'
New 8tue: All bsitess connected with
the paper must he tran'acted with the Edi.
t r, or with Wt.i.tma Lswts ; and all let.
ters addressed to the Bar.ner, must be pre
paid toninsure attention.
CHIARLESrON, Feb. 13.
The market to-day was depressed and
prices declined about 1-8c. The sales
were.limitod to 1000 bales, at extremes
ranging from 8 1-4 to 10 1-41c.
South Carolilsa Ri Rond.
AMr. Conuits, the agent of this road to
hire negroes to work on the C..mden
branch, will be in Sumterville on Tuesday
the 21st inst., when he will he glad to see
all who have negroes to hire. See the
advertisement in another column,
' We have been obliged to crowd
out much interesting matter in conse
quence of the large space occupied by
"Maj. Patny's criticism" and " Air. TA
DOR's reply." Among other things, we
have had to postpone publishing the Con.
stitution of the Sumter Agricultural Asso
ciation and the Committees appointed un
der it. We have managed to crowd in
however, the "Preniuam list" and will take
care to insert the rest in the next issue.
The advertisements are all placed on our
QT We last week recorded the terrible
destruction, by tire, of several boats, at
the Levee in New Orleans on t he morning
of Saturday the 4t1. inst. The New Or
leans papers bring us, this week, the ac
count of two other fires, which occurred
in that city, during the night of the same
day, and resulted in destroying a large
amount of property.
Time Gadsdenu Treaty.
The cabinet at Washington is still occu
pied n discussing the Gadsden treaty,
There seems to be considerable objection
to it, as it now stands, and it is supposed
that the President will dispatch a mnessen.
ger to Mexico with fresh orders.
Metlhodist Feauzule College.
The much vexed question of locating
this institution has at length been decided.
The Convention of Delegates moet in ,Co
lumbia on the Sth instant, and after an
animated disenssion, it was finally re
solved to establish two colleges, one of
-which is to be located in Columbia and
thme other at Spartanhurg.
The news brought fronm lurope by the
last steamer, is of an important and inter
esting character and bears a moost decided
warlike aspect. Cotton has slightly de
clined, bread stuf5h and provisions have
advanced. Considerable excitement exists
in England antd France and thme crisis is
mnomentarily looked f(or.
The French Government believes that
the people will force the Czar formally to
declare wvar. It is rumored that Nessel
rode hats resigned and his resignation been.
'rThe Czar's answer to thme note of the
Four Powers, is passive, but leaves little
hope of peace. The excitement of St.
Petersbutrg is tremendous. It is rumored
that a body of Russians have crossed the
*A regimentt of Christian Cossacks left
Constantittople on the 8th to j->in Omnar
SIt is stated that Rutssia demands of Den
mark to take nte side or thme ot her, and also
objects to te purchase from the latter
of a Naval depot by Prtussia.
There had bee'n no fighting ont the Dan
ube sincee time Jast accounts. Active war
like preparations continue. 'The allied
* - fleets ware last steering for Dlatoun. Trhe
Ruiunmi fleet was also at sea.
d he Vienna corresponent of the Lon.
dnTimou saya that a terrific battlewa
*going on at Miatschin, on the lah with a
fearful los. of life' Thme townm was in
flames. Further fighting at IKaleramt was
daily expected. Tl wo divisious of the Rlus
sian fleet, of twenty-five vessels each, are
cruising in the IBlack see. A colision
there is considpged very probable,
Another famtinte is threatented in Irelanid.
s~ Provisions are enormottsly haighm, and still
going upward. lIn somer parts of Liameric
the people are suff'ering deplorably front
want of food.
--This peculiaerly American- weapon, and
to the deadly precisiona of which, we owe
- much of the suaeessful struggle for Jnde
~ pendenee, has not beoen used in then army
usisee the Revottloan,
- T S~ecretary DAnfs now proposeu to equip
tWoor floro new Ret gitnants with the Ri..
fl and Birevet J~ieut. Col, W. J. lJ45Dl9:
a. now entgaged in comnpiltng a new drill
for Riflemen. This ntew drill adoptta theL
deployment itn groups insteaud of by fIlos,
resembling in this respect, it is said, that.
~of-the European chasseurs d'pied, TIhe
Ser~retary comamanded in person a Rifle
'4gment- in Mexico and ouaght to bynble
bsmtete efficiency of that Wvonpon
*. i't as proposed to establish a line of
e$~Smora betwveen Havano andl Wilmning
,C., the increasmng businessq of the
ow~n deomtds somtihingmf thme kiwi,
. Comasuserciai Couvcnatio. ]
'T'his body adjourned at Memphis,. In I
June last, to hold its next meeting in I
Charleston on the second Motiday in April ]
next. - . ]
The citizens of our commercial town,
with their wonted spirit and hospitality are I
nsaking large and liberal arrrangements for I
the a cconmodation and entertaininent of
delc es. The different Steamboat and
Rail ro .d -Limpanies offer to coivey dole.
gates for half fare, or one faro for the trip.
We .look upon this commercial movement
of the South and West, as of vast impor
tance and from which great results may
accrue. The inland portion of the State,
through Charleston must feel all interest
also in the objects of the .Genvett ion, and
with great propriety, we think we miay
suggest a representation from the country
at the meeting in April.
Northu and Sotath,
In a recent speech delivered by Mr.
'l'TuotIas L. ANnF.nsoN, at Palmyra, Mis.
souri, some interesting statements were
made in regard to the rolative morality
North and South. From statistics it ap.
pears that the excess of populatton in Ten.
nessee over that of Massachusetts is8,126;
yet the number of paupers in the latter
State amount to 5,519, while the former
an'y has 491. In Massachusetts there are
1,647 insane persons and in Tennessee
only 478. In Mlassachusetts there is one
church to every G95 persons, and in Ten
nessee there is one to every 517. Ken
tucky has nearly three times the popula
tion of Cennecticuat. yet Kentucky has only
777 paupers and Connecticut 1,744. Of
the insane Connecticut has 462, Kentucky
507. In churches Connecticut numbers
719, Ketucky 1,018.
It seems that in the manufacture of ar
dent spirits the South has also the moral
advantage. Connecticut and Massachu
set ts manufact ure jointly 4,037,000 gallons
Kentucky and Tennesse only 2,148,945
gallons. The joint population of Massa
chusetts and Connecticut is 1,305,290;
that of Kentucky and Tennessee is 1,985,
''his is a noble tribute, which undenia
ble facts, make to the South and a stern
vindication of her institutions.
The following is the list of premiums to
be awarded at the next annual exhibition of
the Sumtar Agricultural Association,
which is to take place in or near Suiter
ville, on the Tuesday and Wednesday al
ter the fourth Monday in October next
Greatest yield of Cotton per acre,
on swamp land, .(cup.) $10 00
Greatest yield of Cotton per acre,
pine land, (cup,) 10 00
Greatest yield of Corn per acre,
swamp land, (cup.) 10 00
Groantot yiold of Carn per acre, pine
land, (cup,) 10 00
Greatest yield of WVheat per acre,
swamp land, 5 00
G;reatest yield of Whleat per acre,
pie land, 5 00
Greatest yield Rice per acre, swamp
land, 5 00
Greatest yield of IRice per acre, pine
land, 5 00
G;reatest yield of Rtye per acre, 5 00
Greatest yeiq Id oaf Oats per atcre, 5 00) a
Laargest amiont of Ilay froai 1.2 acre C
grund, anative grass, 5 00
Largest amnount of Ilaty from 1.2 acre
of grondalk vinie, 5 (JO
1.argest anid best collection of garden
Vegetables, by one inadiviadual, 3 00I
Largest and bes. collection of Flowers
by one individual, 2~ 00
Best specimens of Cotton in the bolls
on the stalk, 1 00 I
Best specimoen of Sweet Potatoes, 1 00
IBest specimen Seed Corn, two bush.
ela, in ears, white variety, 1 00
Best .lpecimfen Seed Corn, two bush
els, in ears, yellow, 1 14)
Best specimen Seed WVheat, one btasha
el, 1 00
Best specmaean Seed Rice, one bushel. 1 00
Beat specimen Seedl lye, one bushel, 1 (00
Best specimena Seed Oils, oaae butslhel, 1 00
Best specimenst Seed Peas, 50 cents
for each haalf bushel exhaibited, 1 t00:
Best barooda Mare with stucking colt lay
her side, (caup,) 10 04)
llcst Colt onie year old, 5 00
Best Colt t wo ycairs oldl, 5 00
Bost brood Mare witha stucking mntle
malt by lier side, (cuap.) 10 00h
Best onme year obil umule Colt, 5 00
Best two year old mule Colt, 5 00
Best milcha Cow, with sucking calf lay
heor side, full blood, 8 00
Best miilch Cow with suchling calf lay
her side, coinanon or amixed breed, 0 00
Best one year ald hacifer Calf, 4 00
Best oaae year old bull Call; 4 00
Blest two your ohal heiler Calf, 5 00
Best two year old bull Calf, 5 00t
Best Rlam of any breed, :1 00
Blest Ewo of any breed, 3 00
Bost pair of Lanmbs, 3 00
Best Sufflhlk Sow with litter of pigs,
ntot lass thaan five, 3 00
Best commiton brood Sow, with litter
of pigs, not less thtan fIve, 1 (00
Best pair Sumfibik pigs. :2 00
Bo-t Boatr under two years of age, 3 00
Iargasl. anal fattest Jiog upon exhaibi
tion raised ini the Distriet, 3 00
llest pair fall blood Shmangai [Powls, 1 110
last pair of full blood C'ochuin China
Fowls, 1 00
Best pair fullI Blood Dorkinigs, 1 00
Blest pair Banutoms,.
hest pair (till blood Game Fowls, 1 00
Deost pair Turkeys, : 00
flnst pair Muacovy Ducks, 1 (00
Best lot Butter 5 lbs, 1 (00
Beat home made Soap, 1 00
Jlest half gallon jar of Preserves, I 00~
JRest .ialf'ealianj.ar of inely. 1 on
3egt half gallon Jar of Jam, 1 00
lest lff gallon Jar Brandy Peaches, 1 00
lest half gallon jar Pickles, 1 00
l0st wollen Counterpane, 2 00
lest Cotton Counterpane, 2 00
Jest patch-work Quilts 2 00
Jest Comfort, 2 00
3est wollen Rag Carpet, 2 00
lest hearth Bug, 2 00
lest twenty' yards Negro Cloth, 2 00
lost wrought Iron turn Plough, 2 00
lest wraght lon Sulmifii Ilough, 2 00
Hest wrought iron Cogon scraper, 2 C0
lest wrought iron Sweep, 2 00
lest wrought iron jpothed Harrow, 2 40
leat Wheelbarrow,- . .1 00
3,st plantation Cart, 3 00
lost single horse Buggy, 5 00
Jest Cotton-Gin, 5 00
ViHnalaigtoua, N. C.
On the opposite side of the river, says
no Wilmington ferail, the Manchester
ars are now daily observed running to and
ro, giving token of a goodly prospect for
he company, and consequentty increased
mniness to our growing town.
You are right Mr. Herald, and you may
vell congratulate yourselves on the grow
nrg prospects of your town. The benefit
o accrne to Wilmington on the completion
if the Wilmington and Manchester
oad. you have not yet. begun to feel and
an scarcely be too sanguin in your ex
I T E M~ S.
:" Judge Douaglass' Nebraska bill
still drags its weary way in the Senate,
tid meets with strong opposition from
'ree-snilers and abolitionists. It is gene.
-ally conceded that it will eventually pass
lie Senate by a majority of two thirds, in
he lower House its passage .is considered
U A great religions revival has taken
)lace in the Methodist church at George
own, and many new members have been
idded to the church.
(3 A large 'fire occured last week
inong the Stcamlboats at New Orleans,
Property to the amount of $600,000 was
lestroyed and nearly forty persons are sup.
posed to have perished in the lanes.
M-" Negro stealing in Lowndes County
labama, has been carried on to a con
iderable extent lately.
(:r The Protestant Episcopal ennve it ion
or this diocese assembled in St. Philips'
hurch, Charleston, last week. The Rt.
tev. Bishop Davis presiding.
t-7" Butter is sold in Paris at 56 conts
pound, Coffee 49, Beef 40, sugar 20, and
LII household supplies in proportion.
-' The Mississippi Synod of the
'resbyterian Church lately resolved to
aise 400,000, to establish a book deposi.
ory in New Orleans.
g-if"' Commander James J. 11 Cooper
lied at his residence ini New Jersey on the
(17 Mr. D.Ford, Mail Agent on the
Vimaington anid Raleigh Railroamd, says
lie WVilmington 1Ieran (of the 8th inst.,
liedl at WVarsaw on Saturday, from injuries
eceivedl in aittemipting to jump u poni the
mgine alter it had started.
(]" The troops at Oharleston were re
'iewed bmy his Excellency Gov'.. Mann'ing
eting for tihe first time in the oflc'ial ca
acity of Adjuntarnt anrd Inspector General.
0:7 SomeLbody hars anonymously sent
Li,(000 to the loandon Society' for l'ro.
oagatinig the Gospel in Chinia, signing his
etter. "L~ess than thme Least." This is
iteralhv concealing from the left hand what
lie right haind doeth'
~i"The line (If steamers between Sa.
rsana and Charleston have not been dis.
ontinued as was rephortedi.
(17] Lent hegins, this y'ear, on the 1st of'
alarchi. Good Friday will be the 14thi of'
\piril; Easter Sunday, the 16th.
IIX Oregon is so mumch increased in pop
ilationi that the subiject of' admission into
hie Union, na a State, is already talked of.
OX The lion. Solon Borland has been
:ontirmed by the Senate as Minister to
Souih Amnerica and Mr. Belmont as Con.
ml to the flague.
A young lady who lost her arm on thme
Souith Rein~itg Railroad, Mass., brought
mn action against the company to recovery
910,000, but it being proved tha t she at.
emaptedi to get into the al~ after tihe train
iad been put im motion, the jury returned
verdict for the defendants.
ST TIho Georgia House of Represent a.
ives have passed the bill to remove the
neat of Governmecnt from Milledgeville to
alacon' The vote' wa a tie. Speaker
Fohin E, Ward giving lthe casting vote ini
avor of the remonvah.
F"rom thme Soutk Carolinian'
Mr. Editor :On two re'ont occasions,
lie mechanics of tis town have becen rep.
'esented, by some1 unknown an irresponsi
>le persons, as the patrona of riot and mob
aw. We claim to be as quiet, peaceable,
mad well disposed to law nid anid order as
mry oilher class of our citizens. The people
al jur town are all well apprized of this
'act, arid w.e are unwilling thant a falso ima.
3ressioni should go abroad. A large number
>f respectiablo niechanics requested me to
ray that t..ey will not allow thie name of
Iiechanlic to ho prostituted to any such
wrrpose. TLhrey see theo trap, aird do riot
niean to be caught in it. It tire trick it
rgaini repeated, thre Mlehanics iifl indict
lie riotors,and prosecute themi to the ex
ea.t of' thie law.
For the Banner.
Messrs. Editors:-In your last issuo,
Vulcan comes out in a boasti'tg article,
upon the new move lately nmt e, by a
party of gentlemen in and around Sumter.
Ville. Now, from what I can leirn, of the
objectsto be sought by this Association, it
meets my entire approbation and it. is what
Sumtervillo has been needing for many
'years. It is, if I have been informed-aright,
n mOasore In the sucgess of which ecery
honest man in and aroud Sumterville is
deeply interested-for it is as well to the
pqpr man's interest as to the rich man'a to
have hisproperty, an'! especially his corn.
crib, protected from the visits of midnight
prowlers, who are tempted and made rob.
bcrs by the .inlawful inducements held out
to them by those who are regardless of
the law and Nfo continually bribing the
negro to rob his owner. It is its well, too,
to the poor man's interest its it is to the rich
man's to have his country a.sd his neigh.
hood occupijd by a sober, honest and or
derly set of: negroos, aid not by such a
drunken, impudent a# tl onest set of
rascals, as this practice ro trading
will. in the end, inevitaly rnA ". and, I am
sorry to have to say it,is fast making in and
around your village. 1I say, then, it is
erery body's measure, and I say so, in show
that I cannot be opposed to the oh.;ects of
the Association. It has my best wishes,
and if Vulcan will c car up the ditliculty I
ant under I promise ze with them always
in action as well as in sentime'nt. I say then
Messrs. Editors, " Vulcan " has get him
self into a difficulty-he is either unjust
in his article or there is something, which
looks suspicious in tie Association ; and I
propose, with your consent, to put a few
questions to him through the colonns of
your paper, which I hope " Vutcan." or
some body else for hin, will do the public
the f..vor to answer -I ;nay say the public
because many in the ccnntry, who have
not access to the Corsitution, and n ho
are not able to minile tvith the miiemhers
and learn vhat is the true intent and oh
ject of this mtch a-do in Sumterville, are
in the s,.me dfliculty with myself. :tand we
wish to know what is the truth in regard
to the matter. Well, to be brief. If the
Association is a lawful one-il its objects
are fair and good anid if it is (as it has been
represented) a measure in which the pub.
tic good is concerned-one in which the
poor and rich and all are interested, why is
it that " Vulcan " has left out other promi
nentfanily names in his comunmieation of
those " high-minded citiaenis," who hive
gone to work for the public good ? Does
ie intentionally cast a slur upon others
who are members, or have others whose
names he has not mentioned, who stan I
full as high as thosehg lins, geen that, the
Asociation is not what'lt proposii be,
and consequently have not joined it Why
did not " Vulcan "' mention the WVnns,
the MosEsEs, the Lu-wisF~s andi the BI.AND
ixss! These names givo weight to a
measure as well as those he has honored,
and these mten profess to bo identitied with
the public good. \Vhy then cast a slur
upon them and others when " Vulcaun ''
hats netrlected to mention if they are mnemn.
hers of the Association !And if they are
nt members why are tiley ntot I It must
be because there is something wrong in
the Association. It canniot be for the good~
of all when it domes tnt mecet the approba
tion and stupptort of stich meni as those I
have omentioned. They are men wvho, as
I have said. prufess to seek the public good
and especially the good of the commutnity
which has honored them t ime andI again.
Mien,.whom we have followed and whonm
we expect to lead in good measures.
Why arc their nmies left out 7 If they
have nt- assoc-iatedi themselves withI the
measure is it not because there is "sonie.
ting rotten in D~enmark."' "Vulcan" '
does not surely umean to) insintuate thait they
seek only to be honoredl whe'ce there is no
labor, or that because two of thmenm are
candidates and lawyers that t hey refraini
from nniiting their naimes to the Associa
tion through fear of Joosing a little busi
ness andI the contemiptabie vote of a few
contemptable Negro- T1raders.
Col. MlosEs is a mnan, holding the high
est publiC office in the *UistriCt, and whom
I have heard say, time' and again, that he
sought the public good above everything
else and "Vulcain," has either cast a sltir
u poni hini a nd oithiers or let the Association, of
wh ich he so ex-ulingly boasts, look ureli th at
they are not all wrong. Tl here is anot her
thing, "Vulcan," says amid I have kemid
others say, that one of the objecte of this
Asso~ciation is to put a stop to an extensive
practice, carried on in your village, of re
tailinig spirituous liqtuors of the worst and
meatiest quality, to the negroes of the
community, and yet "Vulcan," in the very
next sentence, does not meunt ion the ntamie
of the "Grand Worthy Patriarch" of the
State as being identiflil with the cause
of tihe association, why again, I say, is this,
Ihave heard the Grand WVorthy letriatrch
profess to lie, if not quiite, yet abnoimst, a
main-liquor law man, anid yet his name is
not mentioned ae one of these who seek to
put a stoip to this practice. "Vulcan," I
say has cast slurs, where lie ought not, or
there mnusbe "something rotten in Dlet
mark." I hope "Vulcan" will give me
some shttisfactioh upon these points, and
in asking thtus much, it seems to me, that
I am but performing a dtuty to myself and
omio do from me to tife conmmunity at
AN IIONEsT INQU~iRE.
A mant's own conscience i-s his sole tri.
hinnl. and lie should care no nmore for that
phantom "opinion," than lie should fear
meeting a ghost if lie crospsed theo church.
We extract the follow ing narrati'c fron
the New Orleans TrueD)elta:
Strange psychological factL in relatiom to
the dismppcaralcc .f Me. Iaurence---Mr.
Laurence. as 'our readers 'ave already
been informed, disappeared on Saturday
night lnst, and his friends, who have heard
nothing of him since, all join in the belief
that he was most foully murdered. The
ncts which we are about to relate are in
relation to his disappearance, and they are
indeed truly marvelous.
A lady of the highest respectability, who
resides in the Fourth District, and who
had for many years been intimaately ac
quaited with Dir. Lawrence, went on Sun
day morning to visit her sister, who lives
but a few squares fr:n her on street.
She hnd on the prof ious night been trou
bled with neuralgia, and on entering her
sister's house, she requested her brother
in-law-a strong believer in tcsnerism
to mnake a few passes on her head in order
to ease its pain. 'T'lhe brother-in-law com
plied with her request, and shae soon passed
into the mesmeric sleep. As she somte
times spoke while in that state, he asked
her what site saw. She answered, with a
start, that shae saw two maen murdering an
other on the levee. When asked if she
knew the man wt o was being killed, she
said that it was so dark that she could not
A few additional passes were then made
to deepen the nesneric influences, wauen
site said "Oh I see now lho's a dark com.
plexioned moan! Vhy,'' site exclaimed
agaim, "Its Mr. L:awrence! Why doesn't
le shoot theta! Why does not somebody
go to help hm!" and she called aloud, as
if invoking ad.
She then went on in broken starts to
say, "iAh! they have killed hun--now they
are taking paper money frotm hit--now
they are taking gold--there, one of them
ha as taken his watch. Oh! they both car
ry hit to the river, and now they throw
han in. Poor [Lawence--now he's gone!''
lleing still fur'.her interrogated, site de.
scribed dito mutrderers. One, she said, was
Sharge, ug:y tnan, with a heavy bear.',
and the oilier was a small dark mant.
Subsequently she traced them ta a large
steamsip Ilhat had tmasts and sails, and
had a great tatany people ot board. - The
ship, she said, was just leaving the whart,
and the two taurderers were taaking to
f;ether. ntie had Mr. Lawrence's watch
aa his pooket.
'This, it will be remembered, was on
Sunday maorniing. some thirty hoturs before
any aaartm was welt by Mr. Lawrence's
friends concerting ham. Several persons,
who were in every respect above suspi.
Glon, were present when the psychological,
disclosures which we have just related
were nade. The lady herself, wheat
awakened, knew notlhiung abe tt what she
had apparently seen and described, and
the whole matter was througlhout the day
m.ade the subject of many a hearty lanugh.
Events which have since transpired seem,
however, to indicate that the psychologic.
al vision 'of Suaalry wias, ;alaas, hut too
real. Mr. Lawrence hats tint since been
seen or heard of, and his hat, the only
vestige of him, has bieen found on the
blood stained levee where the lady tmes
merically described the murder to have
It will also be remembered that two
steamships left this port for C;alifotrnia on
Sunday noriing, about the time the lady
described the departure of the two tmurder
ers on the steamship.
Is this onie of the s' range truths not
dreameh of by philosophay, or the chance
fancy of a dIream!
It is said thaat Martint Kostau is tnow in
New York, itn a state of titter desanteiont.
Thec lierald alleges that. an apphacatiott
was recently made~ ona his behalf for a clerk
ship in that establhishmencit at a sala'y of
live dollars per week.
A tmail carrier was devoured bay wolves,
betweent lIlliswortha ano Machias, Me; du
rmng the late terrable stormt.
FOllIY OR FIFeTY NEIIRO
The, South Carolina Railroadl Companay vwill
hairo 40t or 50 negro-mnai art $15 petr miontha f'ora
fultl haudit. 'IThe negroes to work on the. Cam
den Uiranach of the Souath Carolina Rtailroad
above the Watere S~ twampt. Thosei wishitag to
hire will apply to Mr. Stocktn, ther Superiia
tenataant of thae road, or to P. K. Coburn, oan the
works above ulie Swamp.
February 15, 185M 1G 2t.
Fullings, Bostwick & Co'
COL UMBIA, S. C.
I AVICconstantly ont huand thec largest
in thts place, whaich thecy are prepared to
sell at prices lower than any other estab
lishmenrnt in Cohumbia.
Thleir Clot hinig is manaiufatured biy them
selves wvith partirular reference to this
market, and they feel warranted to say it
as inferior to) nuone, anad SUPIERIOR TlO
MOT)~I CLOTlhNG of'ered itn any part
of thec country. Their btusiness is con
ductead tipon the uone price cash pritnciple,
atnd thec price of their goods nmarked in
plain figures tupona each article by which a
utiiformity of price is observedl, and the
intexperainced btuyer is enabled to make
hais purchiases at as low a rate, as the more
experiencetd anad better juadge. Persons
visit itng Cohtutihia are res t Iyinvited
to an exaiinationa of ou - I prices.
February 15th, 185' 6-ly.
SO, Caroina-' i of r Dist,
By WV. LLE W IS, Es7., Ordinary for said
WVhereas, L.. La. Ridgewa h applied
to tie f or L~etters of Adminji 'iom, on al
and smngtuar thec goods and e iites, righats
anad credits of late Henry Iily of the
said District, deceased. .
These are, therefore, to cite and admton
ish all and singualar, the kindred atl credi
tors of the said deceased, to be ana zappear
before ajie at our next Orditnry's (ourt for
the said District, to be holden a't'Simter
C'ourt House on Friday the 24th clay of
Februaar, next., to show catase, if anygvhy
the said administratiotn shaould not be grants
Given under my hauad and 1seah ia
15th day of Feb'y in the ya f
[L.. s.] our Lord, oe thousand eight h o
dred and fifty-fotur, and in the 78th
year of American Independence.
Feb. 15th, 1854- 1G--2t'
AN 1SDIH NE.
Further to Regul the Police of the
-' owc& of 'untlervuie.
HJ'IEREIAS, the Ordinance now of
I f InI the toW~9 of uinterville for
the 1 m of the PIolicoi said Towri,
ha; been found by exper!oiee isutflicient
to 'ect tie supptession tiunlawful trade
ingwjih slaves. and other practice-alhke.
injurious to the citizens of the Town and
the surrounding coutry: For remedy
thereof, ..y :.:
le it ordained, By the intendant and
\Virdena of the 'wtyn of Sumtterville, in
Couongl ei'seepblod, anil by the authority of
the same, That rill'-slaves residing in the'
''ouw.itof kluster..lle shall bo.requiredjo
carry tickets, certificates, cards, or otlier
writ.tet: evidenace; under, the hand of their
owners, or pcshns hAiing te 'ch..rge of
thet, of their residence in the town, in
order to entitle thom to'pass nil intlAS
and after night, utpil the calling outpf tle'
patrol or guard, by the ringig of'th bellg
or ihe bcatmng of the drum, or other mode
of calling them out, as the Cuuncil.sha
order. And that, nya:jl otherwise Otr
ed, the hell shall be 'rnk; instead nf'id
drum, as heretnfnre ordered.
And that all slaves :lound away frons
the enclosures of theiriowaers, or lhe-er
sois having charge of the'm, on Sundays,
or at night, bofore the dallin; out of thu
;uard, shall be liable to be puniahed, as
by the laws of thld -State provided, un!e.
havig ra.uch written . evidebce' of- thieir'
And be it ordained, -bv the .nuthoris
aforesaid, That so.nmsh of Ordinapco ur
Ordinances of force in ite said 'Town, as
ordains and enacts that free persons'6f
color shat. be taket up -andpustP1hed with'
stripes. or imprisoriment nly, for beifi -
found without a ticket, or...becn- toundi
possession of. corn, lodder, rice,r ias,
without a ticket, be, and theAskme-is here
And; be'it forthp~r ordained,, lyten i}.
thirity A(oriesaid, Tfhia t shall~be idtlaW l'
for slaves or for. Iree- persona of color-o
carry on any trufic in .-tho sinid town on'
Sunday, either in buying or:seljipg; and'
any article of produce uttered for sale hv
a slave or free' person'of color on that
dayy mnd every aricle ufrner.haudise per
chased by a slave or free person of color,,
on that day, cep t t necebsary iedicmtie or
food, whether, with or without'l'ticket,
shall be forfeited, and shall be liable to
e s.zure by thensirshall. the guard on duty,.
or any citizen to whom -the-namte shall be
known, and shalJ bo.dsps sed4 as is.direq
tpl in the third Sectionx pt the Ordimance en
titled an Ordinance td prevent trading with
negroes, p:issed the 4th day ti FeirtarX,
1852. And it shall'he-letd sufficient evi
dence of auch trafficing to authorize such
seizrure and -forfeiture, if a slave or free
person of color shall be -seen comning out
of a shop, or the preartiseseconnected wath
t shop, kept fur the sale of nerehandize,
With any ;.ricle of ,pierchandize- kppt,lr
Sae iii such -hop.
Ratified in .Cotuncilassembleo, this 2 pit
day of .sanuary, 'A. D., 1854.
Given under' the hanad and sear othe
Corporation e f Sttnte-rillo.
. -WM. I-IAVNSW ORTI1I .
W. S. IIcaosa, Clerk. .
Feb. S, 1851. 15. . if
New Store and NzW
DM98G AND EDHIiNES..
TilF, uandersignedl las establishd t imself in
tiila v'illage, and has now ened a larg6 al,
well aasmited aenek
of Fresla amid Select Otutg% and
Mictinen~C, witis Palaisj, 0ils,
Dye-St'stifs, Wisadowv Gltan,. Var
umslme,, Perasmnery, Pnteust-Me
dliciiss &c. &c, All o - whicr are
of ate best' quality, and will heso01a1 on accomo-.
dating termaas. A share of thet public patronage.
W. G. L. RIIdE, M. D.
Dec. 28 l850i 9tr
. HEAD QUARTERni,
- 44-rt Rlzorax E,-r S. C. M,
Oz.n Foun, Jan. 25, 185S.
Order No. ~113.
T'll1E. Upper and Lower Battalions of'the 44t h
,Regimtent So. Ca. Militia will parade,.the- if
pr, nter the command -of Lient. Cot.'%f.t
land inr. at Snmteryale on Satura the 18th..
The L~owertander thae command4 of Ma. :1T.- N..
Contnorse4 at E.state of IL D.:llradford'u Mill,,in.
Clarendlon on. &atuiay the 25th 'of Feh'rnai-y
neit, armed and equippedt as- t he Law directs,.
for drill and~ revieaw..,
The commissioned and non-commiss' pvd
ofnfier of each Btattalion, the day previous,
armed for drill and instruction.
Comzmandlants of Bautalions are chaarged with
the prompt ewntion of thais order.
The Regimenatal Staff are require to. torn.
oant on both. days at each-place andi -o day.utf
rev-iew .ht compl-te uniform. .
S By order of
W. T. Wr I.DEa- Adj'. 14 --
Feb). 1, 1854 ' . td,
Look U~p Street.
WEBE CL Anx's HOTEL is stift iradp
eration-(thanks1to the kindnesa 'ff ood
friends)--ready to receive custonerA,- ad
entertain themt, to their ont ire satiefnctin,
Mr. C. Is resolved that hia<Hotel shall not
be excelled by any lhose In the .coanpyy.'
hdverything the moarket can furgisjtplali
be spread upon his table, well cooke apd
cleanly. Thte bedis are alin' ''x~ 'r,~
and shall he kept so. Give h tWh1
and Mr. Clark pledges satisfactioit.' -'
.Jan. 11, 1854.. 11 -t
The subscriber for one, in partioaerly Jn.
wvant, of it, anti ha hopes that thsose who hage
patronized hinm ito liberally, will, edntino 'lhear
frieridsuhip by paig up. and enath~nt' mainto
tmet lte demanelo othters. "Wheeannsot
move without grease" . .. !SO
Jan. 18v 1854. -32 ~ '-a ff
John8. ichnisn -Jr , Attorany at I aw
Sntril C., will practic, in ,.t lpCourts
of Suamter, RichalandI, ~eishaiut 1Ia ito
and Williamsbnr dIstriots- Omujiist Mk
- Jan. 18, 1851. a- .,i
John S. Richanisoa ' J., Magitrate;
attentd tomptlp - teo all fai- WfrsttIto
im. Ofice just buek ',of J. T&olatgas'
new Store. -'~
Jan. 18t, l85t -12''
M.PArL. repieor mT tii~
friaasl ai'.' y atn ,i hrnas.t(a e
.jbr tt oflelypnauflibljj-ehn.tns -
*4dq luy, t)ho:yie'leifampt. 4fte1redfB.
In Equity---Sumter District'
John I. Broughton,
Letitin It. llronghtoni, & '
Margaret L. Broughton, -
By their next friend ). BIlLL1.
Epsey E. Broughton. J
IN pursuance of an order in the above
stated case, I will oflor at public sale, on
the first Mcnday in' MARCII next, at
Sumter Court I louse, that Plantation or
Tract of Land, estimated to contain about
Six 'T'housand acres, lying in Clarendon
County, Sumter-District, sn orinnar I'ulto'n
Post Oflice, belonging to the late Fdward
Broughton, junior, decens-d, and upon
which ho resided at. the time of his death.
Not to be sold for less than seven thousand,
seven hundred and fifty dollars.t
Upon the premises is a (GRIT$'' MICAt;
in good condition, and a SAW MILL,
which is not in running ortfer. 'ihe
stream upon whiclh these Mills are located
is an unfailing one and is very vtluable.
The lands lie upon the Wateree Swamp,
containing both low and high lands, and
aiordmig an unsurpassed rangelir stoa k
of all kinds--the whole constituting one of
the mist valuable Plantations ever ofrered
for sale in Sumter District.
A ilat of the lain will be i the handd
of the Commissioner, showing its extent,
TE:nas:--Opae fourtlhpart of the purchase
money to be paid in cash;.the balance pay
able in one, two and three years, with in
terest from the day of sale-the purchaser
to give hand and personal socurty, and a
mortgage of the land for the credit portion
of the said purchase money.
\V. F- If. IlA YNSWOURII,
Commissioner in Eiquity.
Feb. 15, 1851. .10 td
In Equity-Sumter District.
Samuel 'T. Britton, et al.'
Eliza M. Britton, et al.
In puntnanee of an order in this case I will
offer at public sale, on the first ,Monday in
March next, at Sumter Court House, a tract of
land in said district, devised by the third elause
at.the will of the late lhi'nry lirittan,and where
on the uta Francis G. Britton lived, co.tainin;
two hundred and, five acres, at a price of not
less than one dollar and fifty cents per acre.
Term.; St much cash as will pay the costs
of the hilt and the proceedings thereon; and the
balance on a crydit until. the first day .of No
vetmber next, with interest from the day of sale;
the purchaser to give -bond surety and a mort
gage of the pretises and of pay for pers. -
W. F. B. IIAYNSWOltTil.
Comor. Esq. S. D.
February -15, 18s 16 " d:
HAYNSWORTH & GREEN,
W.t. IIAYNSwOltT5. JOHN T. OnEEN.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
.SUMTEI'kRVILLE, S. C.-.
WV[l.l. practice in.Sumter and the ad.
F'e'bruary 15it,. 1851. 213. tf
To Dr. J. I. Witterspoout.
REtsrETnn Sit :-llaving had the hap
piness of being !Ing andl intimately cogni
sant of Your great moral worth, and unob
trusive and gentlemanly deneanor as a
(private citizen, your friends- in Claremont
County respectfully ueqnest your consent
to allow them ti ammnunce you as n candi
date for Senator, to represent them during
the ensuing terma.
Y'our weil establ ishedl reputation renders
it supertinous to say aught of your entire
lituess (or the stattion iis is our desire you
A FnIJEND TO MERle.
O4P' Watchmaan please copy
aln. EITrn: Please unnounce Col. J.
Mf. NELSON as a candidate for Senator for.
Claremont County, at the ensuing election,
and oblige MaNr VOTERS.'
Fehruary 8th, 1854 15 if
OT Watchman please copy.*
Mn.. EDrrTn : You will oblige many
citizens lby announcing Col. J. 1). IkAND.
IsG as a candidate for Representave for
Claremont Couunty, at the next session of
Feb. 6, 1854 15 t f
"dr Watchmman please copy.
A L!. pe'rsons who are in my debt 'a fee,
Wil lplease to come forward.and11pay it to me,
For I amn now out of the indulging imood,
A lil con't wvait longer, indeed, if I wonhld
'(Tie Stherilfihanqgot me, with harness on back;
Andl uan I 'm to trait oni a very rough track,
If mny friend. don't comeo forward and give
me a lift,
I'll go to thue devil, soon, all in a drift,
lIut rather thlan go to himn, so early, hark ye!
I'll give a we bit of a hint; now maitrk me!
if you don't pay up, right tinder your noses,
I'll take all yottr papers, and give thetm to
Andi then, oh, then, yout'll get your farin
In hell, he'll roast you like a hin,
Clarend on, Feb.,8, 18.51. 15. tt'
F:- MI. ANDREWS,
Takes thin method of informing the citisens
* of Sumterville anal vicinity,
that lie has .tnst openened oin
thme corner above Clark. Ho0
tet, his *NEW CABIlNET
WARERtOOM, where he will keep for sate,
cheap, all much furniture as comes under this
udepartmnent of his trade; aind will furnish for
cash, at Charleston prices, all descriptions of
Furniture made. .Ropairing -executed at the
Mahogany and plain Coffins furnished with
Feb. 8, 1851. 15 .- if.
C. T. MASON,
SILVER SMITH & WVATCH-.MAKER.
IS prepared to do all manner of work in his
line, with necatneus and despatch. lie is still
at hi, old stand just above the Town [I~all.
Feb. 8, 1854.' 5 - f.
Sale! Sale !! Sale !!!
TIlE Subscriber wIll oflar for salo, at his
residence in Salem oh tlack liiver, on Tus.
day the 21st of February uiest, his lhousehold
anal Kitchen furniture.
Th'le attention. of -pa'rehas'ers lh called to a
superior let of Featheqr lhede. and matenssoa,,&c.
I Handsome atid Stqperlor didle lions.
1 I 's Ponejy. -
?. Excellenat Milch Cows,
1 New Carylago' one old tdgy arnd 9r
-For cash, .G llosard, SA ne artlole'
Cyditions: All aeums over ilye dollar.. cotoplt,
wltl'ghtd dodrsers, ntil' the~ fltist'of yhi1
ber next; tinder five cash. '*.)Y
Feb. 8, 385. s)