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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1854.
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The Vigilant Society of Suinterville, will
take notice that Band No. 5, w1!1 turn out from
Monday the 24th of April, for the usual term.
L.. P. LURING, 'res't.
J. 11. DING.E, Sec'ty.
April 19th, -1854.
CH ARtssToN, APRIL 17.
On receipt of the last advices from
Europe cotton declined from 1.8 to 1-4
cents from last quotation. Prices range
from 7 to 9 3 8 cents.
" Melintosh Post Oflice in Sutm.
ter District, S. C., has been abolished,
and the oflice of Lytchburgh re estab
lished with Mr. Robert Durait, Post
We are indebted to the lion. S. A,
W . WV. DJoro, for public docu
11. N. Vheaton has retired from the
editorial charge of the Greenville Moun.
taineer, which is filled by Col. F. If
Townes and Vm. M. Thomas. We ex
tend to them the usual courtesy and wish
'chem all the success they merit.
A new Postotlile has been established
on the Wilmington and Manchester Road,
to be called "Floydville,"' South Carolina.
The oflice is between "Fair Bluff," North
Carolina, and "Little Pee Dee," South
Visitors to Charleston who desire a quiet
and well-arranged Hotel, and one in sufli.
ciently close liroximity to business parts
of the city, would do well to try the Ameri
can Hotel on the corner of King and
George streets. The proprietors are at.
tentive, accommodating and polite.
The Court for this District met on
Monday and adjourned Wednesday,
not much business was transaeted, and
several cases postponed. The pre
sentmnent of the Grand Jury will be
found in another coltumn, and is do.
serving of attention.
he Sons of Teimperance held a
meeting on Thursday naight, which wa
well attended. Eloquent and inter
esting addresses were delhivered by the
R1ev. Messtrs. Mooin and IcKET-. The
spirit manifested on the Occasion prove
the cause still on the upward muar-ch.
So may it ever- be, as should all miovo
muents for the amelioration of the con
dition iof humanity.
We are pleased to learn that thec
Fair held by the ladies of the M. E.
Church, dutring court week went off in
a most pleasant antd satisfactory tman
net. The tables were adorned with
collections of choice and tastful at-ti
eles of needle-work w ith any quafntity
of limtey merchandise, the watis of the
palate were also) w-ll provided tfar.
The temptation to purchase from such
fair merchants as graced the hoards
was irresistible and thte yoitog gallants,
(all are young un der sixty-two) cheer
fully opetned their purses and hca rts;
query :which suffered mnist ? The
nett proceeds we are informin d were
over three huindrted dollaors.
The Turnpemntinle 'Frade.
We could not thil to retmark in our
recent trip to Charleston, the number
of pines boxed, and Mills newly erect
ed for distilling turpentine. At Sum.
terv-ille depot, we also noticed several
hundred empty barrels intended for
the Company now working near this
The businuess is a new one in South
Carolina and seems likely to attract,
PnaoOME' os.-Tho last Lafayette
Couries says that at the residence of Mr
Mar sh, Woa Plaiins on the 14th tit., a roar
ing w~as heard ini the well, sounding like
a storm. The water was forced tup seven
ty feet, and above the top of the well, by
a current of air from the bottom, and with
such velocity as to sendl it throtugh the
crevices of thie platform somne distaneo in
the sir. The noise was so loud as to be
lhard the distance of a half a mile and
contintued four hours. Another well, on
thelilleworth farm on the W~ea, was affect
ed in~the saane way, at the same time.
i'ceasp (hmd.) Rxpress.
Tlme Comnercial Coaveulion.
It is not our intention. at this time, to
atempt even a synopsis of the proceedings
of this body, space will not permit of it, and
our remarks will be found few and getter.
LI, confined only to the objects, composi.
Lion, and probable results of the Conven
tion. The general views which induced
the formation of such an association were
based of course upon the wants of the
South and South-west, an object which in
the recent session has been constantly kept
in view, reeatdh ss of, and to the entire ex
tinction of all party and sectional feeling
or prejudices, which when we consider the
difTerent political opinions entertained by
delegates to the neeting, is a cheering and
happy evidence, that the South is at length
aroused not only to assert, but by com
bint d and united action to obtain her inde.
All the resoltions passed in Charleston
tend greatly to this end and encourge the
friends of the movement to renewed exr:r
tions, from which they lve now good rea.
son to hope For brilliant successes.
Free trade, direct commumnication a ith
Europe. a Pacific Rail Road, lome Edu
cation, Southern Mlanufactures, &c., are
results not to be obtained in a year, but
those who do not despise " the day of little
things," already see the train in motion
and the spirit, which is to carry it through,
h is felt the dropping of the spark.
Southern sentimient, the great le er pow.
er, has been individualised, and its forces
cuoncentrated. Among the distinguished
speakers who addressed the Convention we
noticed the lion. V. C. DAWSON of Ga.,
lion. Messrs. JoNF s and Po.K of Tenn.,
Gen.'LEsm.iE CotIes of Ky., .Messrs. AlAt
StuAui. and CoLEM1Aa of Miss , laieu t. MACU
ity, Gen. RUFFtN and Mr. Lroxs, ofVa..
Ex. Goy. CLAY, of Ala. and A.mEltT PIKE
. ..Al 1(1 a ILat 1 t- .
tan las been long known in the literary
world, and by his eflfrts in Charleston has
established) for himself a reputation as a
states nan and orator, that his State may
well be prond of. lie was indeed the
movmg Spirit of the Convention and to him
the friends of the Pacific Railroad louk for
he iccomliishment of that great and no.
At. half past five o'clrik on Saturday the,
Convention adjourned :o meet again in
New Orleans on the second Monday in
The amusements offered for the enter.
tainient of the delegates were numerons
and in a style which can be only compared
to the well-known and m'agniicenit Iospi.
tality of the city of Charleston.
The ball on Vedtesday night was an
elegant affhir, and a small attempt at a de
scription of the decorations, adormnents
and fairy forms, which made it an earthly
paradise, would take at least a column of
our paper, and this we have not left. On
Thursday camie the diner a'most sumptu.
ous entertainment, gotten up under the
control of te liberal and accnmliahmrt
proprietor of the Mills House. The bill of
fare is before us, but compassion ont those
who were uiable to be .resent, in.duce us
to forego putiblishing it here. Ont Friday
evening there was a Steambtoat exctursioin
anid fine displays of fire-works on White
Point Gardent. Oin Saturdlay we had the
pleasure of witnessing the Regatta, which
was inuiite attractive. Last, hnt far from
least, was thme charminitg supper givetn by
the President of thme " Sout h Cairolinat
Press Associationi." Present at it were
many of the miost dist ingnishmed gentletnen
in attendlance on the Conventioni, the Go.
vernoer of the State, andi a fair representa
tion of the corp~s editorial. It was literally
a feast of reason and flow of soul. the like
of whieb we fear we shall not soon again
part icipaite in. To lie host of lie evemtoi
be all honor, frietnds, good company and thme
hiappliness he deserves, fore ver.
The. IlarIee hlouse.
.This wvell cotndineted establishment,
under the care of~ ottr acecoi mmdalitinlg
and gent letian ly friend, Capt. Mrreti.
El:.t., presents aS An eatIng huse for
thoiise, lakinga antd arriving on! the ears,
wihat hais been lo ng considered ni great
The titme of~ leaving here byv railroad
itt thle iorning is thlf past (3 o'clock,
too soon to pirepnre a breakfaist at
hme, buit Mrvrensi:.r. has one hot and
read~y. The timec of' arri val, half past
three, is lat er than ottr usual d inter
hotir, and here again tihe Iliarllee
Hfouse int erpose to presenat dliscomt
fot t, and presents a table loaded with
thme deliencies of the seaonf t.at ive anid
WVe wvish yon the stuccess your eflforts
Oni Friday a imeet ing was lieh, in
Cla:rIestonm, of the Presidecnts of thme Aot.
goimery atnd WVest Point, Mitscogee, South.
ern, Central, WVaynsboro, South Carolina,
Winington and Manchlester, and WVil
minigtonm 1and Raleigh--the purpose of
which was to arrange a throngh scheduale
fronm Washington to New Orleans. The
great nmail will be, by this arrangemrent,
expedited twelve hotirs--two trains will
run daily, Tho arrangement to go into
operation as soon as practicaublo.
MbunnFtn.-Onm M~onmday last, a nogro
belontting to Mrs. Hetnry was killed by
another negro near Clitnton, in this District
It senms that the t wo got into a fight, and
a Mr. Hienry attemuptod to part them, when
the deceased boy turned upon him, and
goit him downm. Mr. 1H, then called on the
other boy to help him, whoz struck the
negro oct the head sevoral times, causing
his doath. These are the facts, as we have
hoard th~em....-Laurenna~ll Jirl
Presefatmnat of Grand
SI'RINu Tshu 1854.
State of South Carolina-Sumter Dist.
We the Grand Jury of Spring Term
aighteen hundred and fifty four, beg
leave to present,
1st. The Cain Savannah Road across
Sammy Swamp, in Col. Nettle's Di.
vision as needing repairs. The said
road in its present situation is sibject
to frequent washes, and is now in a
bad condition. We present that a
bridge across the said Swamp is ni\ed
ed, and we recommend that one be
2nd. We present the road and bridge
at Wbite's Mill as being in bad trav
Ird. We present the Sunmterville
Depot as being situated too near the
public highway leading from Sumter.
vile to Vanees Ferry. The cars very
often when stopping at the said Depot
are directly across the public road, de.
taining persons with their fmuilies.
horses and vehicles for an unreasonable
length of time before they are allowed
to pass. Frequently too detaining
freight ened horses, which may occasion
runaways as in two instances they have,
to the great danger of the lives and
limbs of our people. And we recoi.
mend that some change be made there
in for the convenience and safety of
the community travelling that way.
4th. We report the Jail in good or
der ; but some of the out buildings
5th. \Ve present the fire place and
- %% maows in the Sheriff's
Oflice as needing repairs, and the
plastering in this and the Commission
ers oflice as being very rmuch cracked.
6th. We present many of the en.
velopes of I he papers in the Clerk's
oflice as being rotten, and in some in
stances entirely ihilen from the packa.
ge- WM. M. SCOTT,
ORDERS UPON TILE ABOVE.
In the General Sessions. "
On motion of Fair, Solicitor. It is
ordered that so much of the Present
ment of the Grnad Jury as relate to
the condition of the Cain Savarniah
Road across Samnimy Swamp and a
bridge across the samte, be copied and
served upon Col. Vm. Nett'es, as
Conimmissioner of Roads, for the Road
Division in which said Swamp is situa.
ted ; and that he be required to carry
into ef!eet the recommendation therein I
contained, and in rnme ni datault there.
in to show cause at the next Court why
he should not be indicted for such ne
g'et t of duty.
That so mnuch as relates to the Rail
Road De)cpot and Cars beC copied and
served on the President of the WiI.
mington and Manchester Rail Road,
tumd that the said Company take such
measure as they' may deem most likely
to remove the caiuse of complaint set,
lforth ini said Presentmrent. And in
Lefault therein to show cause why an
inditment should not be preferred
irgaint sa --id Comnpanyv for a nuisance.
Anid that so nmuch as relates to thec
'Iil , Sherill's, Clerks, and Conun ilissionti
Lirs of lices as well ats the Grand Jury
Room, be cop.j ied and served uplon th e
Board of Commnniissioniers of P'ublie
Bui ldinags anil that they be reqrp'sted
to car-ry ito effect the recomumenda
tions therein contained, and ini defilult,
to show c-ause v lhy lie sam re be not
T. J. WV IHE RS.
A pril 12. 1s51.
Son% Of TemIiperacIEe.
Ont the evenling of thre 5th inst., at a
I egni ar me iet inrg of' Snumter D i visioni
No. 12, 8. of. T., the following breth
renx were reguhirly enstal led oflicers
if'this D i visiona, to serve the ensuing'
N. GuAnaM, WV. P.
.. HIaYv swomirn, WV. A.
A. ANrirsoN, F. S.
Ti. \E. FjE.s P .
R. C. Loax A. Rt. S.
WV. J. N. II AMME-r, C.
G. WV. HOWELL, A. C.
M. Liv!, L. S.
D. RoiERSC N, 0. S.
J. BELL. P. W. P.
''THE AUGusrA IaroEt CAsE.--Thae
ni ted States Cirenit Court for South
LCarolina D ist ric, adjounmedl yesterday,
says the Charalestoni Courier of the 7th.
l'he Court has been enagagedl for the
last three days in hearing the argument
upon a motion for- an injunction in the
case of the City Counceil of Augusta,
Georgia, versus, James Jones and Jo
feph J. Kennedy, citizens of South Car
alina. The prayer was for a writ in
unction to enjoin and restrain the
lefendents front demanding toll of per
tons crossing the bridge between Au
;ust a, Ga., and IHamburg, S. C.
The motion was ably argued by Mr.
Petigru and Col. Miller, of Georgia,
n the part of the comiplaimatnts, and
by Mr. Memnminger anid Mr. Bauskett
Par the defendants, before is Ihonor
Thel case is an important one, in
vol ving many nice points of law, the
Court therefore takes time befoi-e ren
]oring its judmen.
For the Banner.
MEsSRs IDiTORS: " An old citizen "
in the Bnner of the 29th March very
modestly congratulates the people of
Clarmont County, on what he is
pleased to term " the bright array of
names for Senatorial and Representa
tive honors, at present before them,"
and names the bright array as follows
Nelson, Green, Blanding, and Wither
spoon. Now we do not intend to say
one word derogatory of these gentle.
men. They are all good citizens, in
the comonot acceptation of the term,
but does an old citizen mean to say,
that Messrs. Moses, Spain, Ileriot and
Bradley should not come in with that
bright array, or that they would be
afraid that their high sense of honor
and moral and political dignity would
be compromised, by letting the voters
of the country know that they too
would serve in either braitch of the
Legislature ; or why did not anl " old
citizen " give the whole list of candi
dates, and then it would not have look
ed so n:uch like ht would, if he could,
dictate to the country. We are not
sure tiat we know the old gentlemen,
but it does not mitter, we can assure
him shat we have the greatest respect
for all old men, though we dillfr with
them occasionally, about Senators and
lIepresentatives. T. J. C. the old citi
zen must be very 4id, and reminds us
of an old man, w sometimes fancied
himself Governot or President, or
some other big fisat, and did occasion
ally issue his Proclamations, but he be
ing old, the good citizens make many
allowance, ; therefore, we trust that
the gentlemen whahave been so promri
nently brought bcore the public will
not feel mortified nor those left out
flattered, for "'. J. C." is an old
- IIN\ O. P'. Q. Cr,
For tOn 1:M-er.
Ana Old Sto-y -itlia a New
Through iEsop, Phaed-us, Gay, LStrange
O'er the wide field of fable range,
And through each parabolic tract,
Pursue the trail of nroral fact
If grounded i n zoolodc lore,
Deep as Deucalior ,of yore,
Who sacked old ocean earth, and air
His ark to stock with v'ry pair.
You'll own its nature's orthodox,
That " craft nnrival'd marks the Fox."
Finesse the game, checane the sport,
Of Fox mo country, town and cour.,
His cover here, and there his kennel,
Plunder and prey delight the scannel
And e'en when time his brush besilvers,
The'l h!e Old- -' .ut nil ,a,..
No spoil he spears to gorge his maw,
Justice a jest ! A jest the law !
Compunction and remorse are :nonsense
No Fox will starve for sake of conscience
Thlose strictures past--the thenme we
On F'oxe-s here or Foxes there,
Anrd turn a homnesptun 'ale to tell,
Of one old Fox remnembter'd well,
Who mrany a wily trirck had pla','d,
And many a haited snare had laid,
So temiptinig trapu and 'ticing girn,
Tlo take the unweary stranger in,
Inli.hrt, old Rcynaard kept a larder ;
Of iie'ghbors wants a kind regarder,
WVelcomue to all who well could pay,
And open both by night arid day
Where well. rrues'd howl allur'd the eye.
Keen hunger's cravings to supply;
With wvell pluick'd pigeona, ducks, and
tin shm'rr, his den was dlubb'd the fleece!
A mnme w ithi whim aind truth to bout irr't
As all were llee'd thatr c'en set foot iri'r.
ow so it hap'd'r-a straggler one day,
(Whietheir a work iig-rday, or Sunday,
it matterrs tnt)--the dainty guest
The peery landlord thus address'd;
My lpailate leans to soimethinig nice
Get ine a o'ooti-cock in a Irice,
Yes sir-lI er, -k ipd~sh, liiy the cloth;
'Sir, would 3 ou choose some soup or
Not I, 1 never slhiee my chops,
aVWah broths, or~sonups, or such like slops;
linut get tihe cock with all dispatch--"
" Sir, yo'u shrall have it in a snatch
T'he bird soon brought, the stranger eye'd
Anmd then exc laimed, ''Old Nick betidle it!
WVhat have we hecre /7 By heavens a
Why, sir, 1 would not give a louse
'For twenty such, arid for this reason,
Black gamre is now quite out of season,"
luooth Reynard, "'is a cock believe me"
A cock ! A grouse, you can't dieceive me;
A little shuort-beack'd heathi-bird oozle,
A cock, iniloed ; a ila t bamiboozle 1
*ITo see I lhe diflierenrce nieeds no skill,
'If its a coa-k, pray where's hrs b6ll.-...
'llis line lung bii! Ihlire's tno such thing!
~'o, rmaster Fox 'tis all a fling "'
'Sur," rephios Rteynard, I'take my word,
[f3 ou'hl sit down and eat rhe bird,
PIl ind the LBll before yoru "pick it,''
And perhuaps longer than you'll like it,"
Thue Umon gives an aiccoumnt of a daring
md atrocious robbery committed itn Wash.
nugtonr, on TIhuirsday. Miss Mceil
laughter of fGenerarl .John McNoill, (1e.
ecased, and ma neice of P'rosident P'ierg'e,
vas rmt in one o~f the public streets by a
'ufhian. knocked down, and robbed of her
nurse, containing about thirty dollars, cr.
ilicates of sto~ck armonning to ahouat two
hoarsand dollairs, andI a vaultablo diamond
uin. 'Tho blow was so severe that she
vais rendered inisernsible, arid whilst in this
:ondition was robbed, Shre wtas much itn
ured, but we are glad that her injury is not
lanigerous. This bold robbery tookc place
buont 3 o'clock p. mn, in one of the puablic
treets arid the robber succeeded in miaking
SENTENCE bF A MuanIEa.~-Judge
Hart, in sentencing the murderer Dick,
at Dayton, Ohio, a few days since,
made use of the following language.
In terrible severity it almosts equals
the figures used by Mr. Webster in
his famous speech on the trial of the
Crowningshields, at Salem, Massachu
setts, many years ago, for the murder
" What bloody devil seized upon
your human nature, God knows ; but
this is certain, that issuing from your
lurking place, you fell upon an old and
defer.celess woman, dragged her, per
haps, from her wagon, and with terri
ble force her grey hairs, her face, and
her skull, into a mere mass ; that you
fell upon her son, a lad about 14 years
old ; that in his young love of life, he
fled upon the wings of despair before
your lifted and murderous weapon ;
that he fled in vain ; you out stripped
him ; the deadly blow fill upon his
tender skull, and he, too, was in eter
nity. Your motives are not revealed.
That they were cruel and bloody, and
backed by a purpose which no consid
erations of mercy could for a moment
shake, is plain. There is no assigna.
ble motive to your deed, but an inex
"gFranicis Dick, you are guilty.
Francis Dick, you must die. It is the
law of God ; it is, and ought to be, the
law of man, that the murderer shall
die. Let no hope deceive you ; no
hope allure your mind from the stead.
fast conviction that your days are num
bered. The sentence of the Court is,
that you be taken hence to the c( nr
mon jail of the county, and be safely
kept ; that on the second Friday of
April, 1854, (the 14th,) you to be ta
ken to the place of execution ; and
that between the. hours of 8 o'clock in
the morning and 41 in the afternoon of
that day, you be hanged by the neck
until dead."-Charleston f Staidard.
Ilunn's Loch l'cic:.--There can
be nu doubt of' the facts that " Day &
NeweIls's American Lock," under the
care of Mr. Hobbs, now in London,
has been successfully picked by Dlr.
Goater, firemian of Chu bb's establish
ment. A long correspondence has in
Co::seq1nee taken place between Mr.
I lobbs and the successful picker of his
lock. The London Muelanicks' Maga
zine is very severe upon our country
man for endeavoring to bring Englibh
locks and locksmiths in;o dcsre1ite.
It accuses him of asserting in one lee
ture that his L.ck could not 'be picked,
and again (after he heard it h.id been
picked) making the statemnnt that it
could be picked. It thereto, e endeav
ors to fasten the charge of tergiversa
tion upon him. ''he fillowing is Mr.
Goater's reply to Mr. I Tubbs ; it pre
seats the English side of the question:
The question is, did I or did I not
fairly pick, last week, four of IIobb's
new American Locks, each lock, when
sold by Mr. Hobbs, being acconpa
nied .bv his urifeud a.o i-antee that it
was 'secure agamnt pick ing
"An objection is taken by Mr.
Hobbs, that I have only operated on
one sized lock, and that a small one.
To this I reply, the size or shape of
the lock makes no dlifi'erence to me,
except, flat, the larger the lock, the easi
er it is picked, :'nd it can be opened
as easily fixed as unfixed.
" M r. I lobbs says ho had some locks
at. the second meeting, with improve
mnents in them to batlle my operatioins.
A fter he explained these, I toldl himi
plainly, b~efore all the civil engineers
present, that they would not stop me,
and I could pick them as readily as I
had done the others.
"In coneclsion, Mr. flobbls really
hadl no right to ciioplain of this expois
ur'e ; lie beigan the wvar against the En.
gIli Iocksmiths in 1851."'
Theire is iio necessity fir any3 contro.
v'ersy' on thle subijet. Theli simple
quinest ion is, " has I Iobbs' Ilock been
pic-ked 1" If it has, aind that fairly, it
settles tihe whole matter. There does
not, seeml to be any doubt of the fact.,
and this shows us the unpickauble lock'
has yet to be invented.--Sien/ific
TmE Ilem.sEtA LE-rrEa.--The let
ter of' Mr. W\ebster, (as reported and
believed, because under his signature,)
to Chevalier liumIseman ini reference to
the mission of Dul ey Mann, is a pa
per' which lhas refle'cted more credit on
Aimeicman Di plonimcy, thnan per'haps
any other State paper in the archives
of tihe Government, and was regaided
as5 (one of the miost ci'editaible produe-ic
tions of this einiient Stat esman. We
see it no(w stated that he has been
shor'n of' the humnor, by one of his most
intimate f riends and warmest admirers:
Edwar'd Everett, who claimis the au
thorship, aiid the original manuscript
has been delivered to him by Mr.
W elhster's executors. It was written
for Mir. Webster by3 Mr. Everett when
the formei' was sick.
The two little broiliers-in-law of Mrs.
Wilson, of Texas, who were takon captive
by thu Cainan'he India ns, have beon re.
en i red. One wa':s recoently brought into
Fort WVashita, by an inmelligent Chicka
saw, who gave the Caimnches a quantity
of goods, valued at several hundreid dollars.,
in exchange for him. ie was in a very
dlestituto condition a ind nearly naked.
'T'li other boy has beon brought into Fort
Arbucklec. Thme dischia rgod soldier referred
to in Mrs Widson's narramive, has also ar
rived at F'ort Waushita.--Ere. News.
Mirs. MoWATT AN'D MATantosy.--T.'he
Bloston, TIranscript says that Wmn. F". itch
ie, Esq., the accompJlishedl ediior of' the
Rtichmnond I'unquirer, recently joined Mrs.
Mowamtt, at \Veldon, N. C., and accompa
nied bier to Blaltimo and Phliladelphmia.----.
lIe then returned to flichnmond, but wvill
rejoin Mrs. Mowatt in Bloston, some time
early in .lone, when she is again to realiac
olt-ropeated onactions, and, in sober earn
nsf is to add new lustre to that favorito
P'he latest style of fashionable panaloons
in New York is described na a '*Iight grog
ground, with the casthe of Heidelbury
mn dark blue, on one leg and Mount Vosu.
vmts Vomniting rtsh fir on the ..her
AN OnEDIENT SoLDIEI.-On Satur.
day last, a soldier connected with the
C arlestown navy-yard, entered a
shop where liquor was vended in that,
city, and walking up to the bar, he be
gan to fumble for a fourpenee while
waiting for the bar-ter.der, who was bu.
sy in an other part of the store. Ile had
just secured his money when a woman
entered the door, and walking up be
hind hin, slapped him on the shoulders
and shouted, " March." The soldier
turned to see who gave this order, and
recognizing his wife as the giver of'the
command, without speaking a single
word, turned ont his heel and marched
oit of the door as though under mar
tial coinisand.--1oston Traveller.
FATAL. CASUALTY.-We learn that a
lad about 10 or 15 years of age, named
Patrick liedtond, l'ell yesterday from
the receiver of the Reservoir of the
City Water Works, a considerable
height, and was so seriously injured
that, he survived but a f'ew hours. le
was engaged, we are informed, in hea
ting rivets f'or some of the pipes, at
the time of the accident.
ANoTtSit PLANET )iscovEtI) --The
London Times announces the alnos'
simultaneous discovery of another
Planet. between Mars and Jupiter by
astronomers at Bishop's and Radcliffe
observatories. This is, it is said, the
twenty-eighth planet now known to ex
ist between Mars and Jupiter.
The Columbia South Carolinian has
seen two counterfeit $20 bills on the
bank of the State of South Carolina.
The bills are tolerably executed, the
paper poor. They are made payable
to James Fenton, and signed M. A.
Moat, Cashier, R. N. Loodwyn, Presi
dent. One bill is dated 1st May, 1852,
and the other the fourth of the same
month. People should be on the look
I r-:a1t'itAcE AT TILE Sourtt.-A
New% Orleans paper makes the follow
)ring the list year there was ex
pended something near $30,000,000
of this was expended in New Orleans
alone. There were made about 16,000
arrests, directly and indirectly, for
drunkenness, in the city and States;
about 400 deaths by delirium tremens;
other crimes. Over 1,000 have been
reduced to vagrancy and pauperism;
the resources of the State have been
0'Jr; tie - OQi' o, l bihel koot
out of empluy ment.; society at large
has been seriously, deeply damaged in
all its relations; the health and crier
gies of some of our best citizens have
been destroyed and ruined in life.
All this has been done, and more, and
yet we have men who tell is that the
runt-seller is as innocent as a child.
W, have been reliably informed
that the hoy Tony who was eondemned
for the murder of Mr. Alexander Craig,
and is now lying in Lancaster jail,
awaiting the day for his execution, has
mzade a fl'alle confesrioni of his guilt, ex
pousing the wniole transacthin, and Iin
plicatizng, as an accoriuplice, a bov
namted Dick, bieloninig to Mr. Wither
spooni. -Strong suspicion from this anid
other sources havinig fnstend upon six
othier niegroes, the property of Mr.
W ithe-rspoton, and two( belonging to
Dr. Thzornwell ; they' have all beena ar
rested, and will be tiied to day, (Thiurs
day) at Lantdsford-Mesrs. Gjallichiat
and Moor-e, for the prosecution, and
Messrs. Cliintont and Williams for the
defenice.- U/hester, S. (C., Stan dard.
" it is generailly supposed," says alr.
R1. L. PelIl, "that fish are not p~ossess~ed of
the acuse of smelI ; fromn the followinig ex
periimetit, I am conivinced they are: I
-placed a hook, well baitedl with an angle
wortm, eniticiti gly before a perch wveiging
one amid a ha~lf pound ; lie did not take the
least notice of it. It was withidrawtn, and
a drop of the oil of rhodium brought itn con
tact with it, when it was dIroppied very
carefully several feet behind him ; ho ima
mediately turned and seized the bait.
Tis experimiet was several ti-'es re
pe sted wi like suiccess. It I. .s been
deie d thait fish have the sense of hearing.
I tind many varieties very sensitive to
noise, and by numerous experiments am
convinced that their sense of hearing is
acule."--N. Y. Sun.
A IJAun CAsE-The last Romney
Argus contasins an adv.ertisement, off'er
itng a reward of $50 for the apprehension
of .lohn A. Linn, who absconded from
hlampshire County about the 2Sud of Feb
ruary, taking with him the wvife of Mr.
Johii Woolfe. Mr. WVoolfe is the mother of
three children, the youngest of which is
an infanit seven weoeks old, which she left
at hiotne in the cradle ?
T1hiey tooik one~ of Mr. W~oolhfe's horses
to go oilf on. Mr. Woolfe offers the $50
rewaird for the apprehenasion of Khnni ; lhe
offers not hing for catching M~rs. WVoolf, as
lie deemts himself fortunate in gettinig rid
Surosr.D l'IttATieAL VEsBEL.-.Capt.Foot,
who camne as passenger in the Spaniishm
bark Catahina, fromt Barcelona, re ports that
oun the 13thi inst., when off the north Coast
of St. I)ottingo, a schooner with no name
on her 8tern, which. by her tnotions and
appearance, was conichuded to be a pirati
cal vessel, was seen. She bore down
on the bark at first, but percoiving that
she wams a large vessel atid likely to give
somne trouble, and not much prospect of a
rich booty-as the bark was only lightly
ballasted-she afterwards shieared off. We
understand that so confident is the belief
in the p raticaf character or uhiis craft, that
the facts have beon otlcially reports~d at
the Spatnishi consulate in this city.
N. 0. P'icayune.
It is said Mr. Marcy has declared if there
be any attemnpt to back out from the de
mandsa made upon Spain on the part of the
Prosident, lie wvill at once resign. Thie
demands upon Spain are, first, an immtedi
le apology for the affiir of the Bhw/c
Warrtor ; and, secondly, the invest ment
of diplomatic power in the Captain Gener
al to treat directly with tis GOiverarnent
upon alt differences in connectioni with
WeST PONT CADET.-The bill which
the Senate passed on the 22d inst., adds
sixty-two to the number of cadets appoint
ed every four years, and confers upon the
Senators of the respective States, the priv
ilege of appointing them. At the present
time members of the house alone have
the right to select cadeir.
The surplus in the Sub-Treasury Is
again on the increase. It amounts to
$20,000,000, a little larger than during the
period of greatest plethora in September
last, when an eminent danger of appoplexy
was removed only by the heavy payment
for the redemption of debt, and the largo
disburserenwts for the army.
TILE CUBAN SLAVE TIRATE.--600 Afri
cans were recently landed near Trinidad
de Cuba; they were however, seized by
an oticer in command of a detachment
near that place ; although it is alleged the
Governor of it had received one thousand
ounces to permit the slaves to be landed.
TiiE PACIFIC RAILnoAD.-Thp St.
Louis Republican announces that, the
south-western branch of the Pacific rail
road, 271 miles in I mngth, has been put
under contract, to be completed in four
years. A. S. Devin & Co., of New York,
are the contractors. With the exception
of the State stock appropriated to the
branch ($1000,000) and the 8500,000 of A
private subscription necessary to secure it,
the contractors take their pay in the con
struction bonds of the company.
The remains of the late John Howard
Payne, (the author of ". Home Sweet
Ione, " ) are to be brought to this coun
try and placed in the congressional burial
ground, and a suitable monument erected
to his memory at the expense of govern
Seedy people may be glad to learn
that the original color of black garments
can be restored by saturating the rus
ty parts with an infusion of log wood
applied with a sponge; "dry and press
eil with a hot iron.'
Charleston and Nashville are now
within 18 hours of each other. Pas
sengers leaving Atlanta at 5 A. M.,
will reach Nashville at 10 P. M. same
" Two Americans are now in the
Turkish arrny, one having the commis
sion of Colonel, and the other, I think,
of a Major. The former was a Cap
tain in the United States army. Both
have gone to join the troops at Kars,
near the Georgian frontier."
UNITAInIAN CiUiten.--The sale of
pews in this church yesterday produced
the suin of $17,575. Thirty-nine
were disposed of for X12,955, the pre
1uinum given for the choice pews being
*5,5.0. The sale will be cuninued
this and to morrow evening.
GOOD.--The Legislature of Texas
has passed a bill "to establish the
Christian Sabbath," which provides
for the punishment, by fine or impris
onmnent, or such persons as may per.
form any labor, or procure any to-be,..
done on Sunday.
There are said to be some seventeen
thousand of the Jewish faith in the
United States. Their churches ntum..
bet thirty one. Probably six thousand
Jews are to be found in the city of
New York. We seldorn find one in
our prisons or penlitentiaries. They
ar e not f requently found in our hos
pitals, and never in our po.-rhouses.
Hlo)way's Pills for the cure of Kercous
Deb~ility and Deterimination oflBlood to the
Head.--Extract of a letter trom Mr. Lloyd,
of l.rw-wven, Hlarlechi, Merionethshir....
"To Profe.ssor Holloway,----Sir,-. I think it
my duty to inform you that for a long peri
.1d 1 was aifiected wvith giddiness a-nd swim
ining in t he head and eyes,.attcnded by loia
of appetite andi genierally impaired health.
Every means had (ailed- to give me relief,
am i at lengi h it became so alarming that I
was afraid of going out without an attend
a nt. Mr. Iughes, chemist, of Harlech,
advised me to try your Pills, which I im
mediately dad. and am happy to say they
etfheied a perfect cure, and restored me
to hiealth and strength."'
jYou area hereby ordered to as
semtble in front of the Town~
liall, on Saturday the 29th inst,
at 11 o'c lock A. if., fully armed
arid equipped, for drill, arid in.
By order of -
C.\PT. J7. B. N. 1IAgl~ETR
QL. L. FR ASER, Jr., 0. S.
W. J. WntDrAar, Dlax. WVEEKs, I.B
WHiTE, G3. W. WESTON. E, y. W.
VAUCaia%, C L. TIsnALE, R. TEmDAL.&
L. L. FRASE R, Jr..
April 19, 1851.25f
"P hOTE5CT Zon
rg0 118 subscribers respectfully informa
I. the citizens of Sumter District that
they have just receIved a aupply or Otes's
m at perfect Cond uctors of Electricity.--..
They will supply the people of this Dis.
tr et with the rods and send a mechanio
to put them up, or from their simplicity
this item of expense can be saved as any
one that can use a gimblet and screw
driver can do the work. fly sending a
buggy or cart and servant we can send yott
the rods atnd all their fixtures, and instract
the messenger liow to put them up, there
by saying you the expanse of paying for
horses atnd persons sent out for thfat pur
pose as has been customary in this District
by the venders of an inferior art iclp lierQ,
DI.XON 4- COGIILAN,
April 19, 1834 W> 2
WHOLESAlLE & EE1'AL
FANCY A STAPLE D)RY G00ODS)
No 4,. G'ran ite Range,
GQ0" All orders thiank fully receind ad
promptly attenned to.
A pr il 19, 1854. -6 tnm