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J. S. RICH ARDSON, J. EDITORS.
JOHN R. LOGAN, E
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1854.
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The Vigilant Society of Sumtervillo, will
take notice that Hand No. 8, will turn out from
blonday the 15.h of May. for tho usual term.
L. P. LURING, Pres't.
J. H. DINGLE, Sec'ty.
may 10, 1854.
COTTON MEAR KET.
CHARLESTON, MAY, 9.
COTTON.-The market to day was
quiet, the sales having been limited to 600
bales, at about former prices. The trans
actions were at extremes ranging from 7
The communication of " WESLEY " has
b'en received, but its length will preclude
its appearance in this week's issue. We
will insert it in our next.
The American Hotel.
In our recent visit to Columbia we
- stopped at the American Hotel and were
so much pleased with it as a quiet, well
kept and comfortable house, that we feel
we are doing the public a favor in recom
mending it as a picasant and comfortable
stopping place, espncially for ladies.
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Soutlh carolina Tcnperasce
The above is the title of a newepapcr
soon to be pubisheJ at Ihexing:n Court
House, S. C., and to be devoted to the
cause of temperince. We wish the en
terprise every success, and refer our read
glbr.moro particular information to the
Prospectus on another column.
We were favored on Wednesday eve
ning last, in listening to this gifted and
favorite songstress, who gave one of her
charming concerts at the American Hali,
Columbia. To say that Miss BREWAN
came up to our expectation is to accord
high praiac. She did ca, however, fully
and admirably sustained her high reputa
tion--giving, if anything, increasing
claims to her title of "the Carolina Mock
We hope Miss BREtFNAN will not entirely
overlook Sumter in her visits. She has
many friends here who arc anxious and
would be delighted to hear her, and we
would guarantee her full houses and a
hearty welcome in old Sumter.
Trho third General Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. was
heid in the Methtodist Church, Columbus,
Georgia, beginning May 1st, 185-1, Bishtop
The following delegates fronm this State
presented themnselvcs and took seats, in
Messrs. Ship, Ga newell, W. Smith,
Walker, MeSwain, Boyd and Stacy.
32T" The unexpected acquittal of the
brothers Ward in Kentucky, who were
charged with the murder of the school
teacher Butler, has produced some dissat
isfaction, and been thte cause of an itndigna
tion meeting itn which all prirties engaged
-in the case are denounced, and the Hon.
U. S. Senator Crittendetn has been request
ed to resign his office, on account of the
part, taken by him in the trial.
We have moore confidence in thc, inde
pendence of the Jutdiciary of Kenttucky and
the Integrity of twelve jurors, than thte ver
dict of any such men, as usually form an
indignation meeting, which it is hoped wvill
meet with a deserved contempt, for after
all it Is nothing more thtan an attempt to
-force into courts of justice tho law of a
An Excellent Ordinuance.
The town Council ofGreenville have
passed an osdittance requiring all own
era of'lots to attend to the w hitowashing
of their fences,eclearintg out their horse
lots &c., and a general reno.vation of
~their preniises. This is a happy move
and one we would be pleased to see
generally adopted int our country vii
lages. independent of the efficacy of
)ime as a promoter of health and ab
sorbent ofitmputre atmosphere, noth
ing adds more td the beauty of a town
at this season of the year, than the
contrast of newly whitened buildings
and the green foliage of summer.
There is too, no better evidence of
hrift and prosperity than cleanliness,
nor a surer evidence of decay, than
broken down and tattered fences and
- - Thne Vetoa
vereceived a copy of the veto
. message of freuident PIERcE. tipon "an
ect molting a grant dt public land. to the
agveralgtates for the benefit of indigent
mnanne. pere.,ns." The message meets
*wIh ten cordiu approal or th. ,S.t....
press and is hailed as a death blow to the
plunderers advocating such measures
as the Homestead Bill appropriation &c,
The bold and fearless manner in which the
President sets forth and maintains the do:.
trince of States rights is a sure guarantee
of his fidelity to thn principles which are
so dearly treasured in South Carolina.
Anti- R tail Convention.
This Convention, composed of those op
posed to the retail trade in intoxicating
liquors, was held in Columbia on Wednes
(lay and Thursday the 3rd and 4th inst.
The Convention th augh not a large one,
was a very respectable and influential body
and was made up of those, whether con
nected with any branch or order of temper
ance societies or not, who were opposed to
the retail of intoxicating liquors and desir
ous of some alteration in the existing laws
upon that subject.
The Convention took this subject into con.
sideration and passed resolutions expres
sive of their sense of the propriety and
necessity of such a law and resolved to
recommend to the people of the State to
memorialize the Legislature to pass an
Act requiring the express.un of the public
well upon this subject. The law to be
left in the last instance to, and to be
framed by the wisdom of the Legislature
and the measure to be acted upon only in
case the public-will authorizes it. Resolu
tions were adopted and committees appoint
ed in conformation with and in further
ance of the above. All of which we pro
pose givin, if we can obtain them, at
length in our next issue.
In the last number of the Watchman is
a communication suggesting the propriety
of building a market in the town of Sum
terville. We think it is an excellent idea,
and reminded, as we are, by the said com
munication, of what we had promised our
selves to mor-, and concurring in what our
friends of the Watchman have said upon
the subject, we cannot help seconding the
motion and lending what little influence
we may have to the enterprise. If carried
into effect many advantages must result to
Sumnterville and the surrounding country.
A neat and substantial market would not
only beautify our town, but would add ma
terially to the convenience and comfort of
those living in it, and wonld afford new in
ducements to the country people to bring
the produce of their gardens and their
stock and poultry, &c., to a place where
they could dispose of them readily and
expeditiously and without having to run
(as they now have to do) all over the vil
lage before they can find those who wish
to buy. By all means let us have a mar
Our Militia System.
We publish elshwhere in this sheet
an extract from the South Carolinian
in regard to the present militia system
of the State, in the spirit of which ar
ticle we concur most heartily, and in
the voice of ai large maajorit~y of our
citizens, and as defenders of the rights
of the people, and exposers of unjust
exactions and abuses, shall not cease
to call lotudly for reform. The present
system of training the militia is wrong
in its foundaitioni, and utterly inefli
cient in its operation. A more ridi
cuilous fi.rce that our common hieat mtus.
ters can scarcely bet imagined; this doesi
not arise from any want oft public
spirit, or honorable ptride, btut from a
settled conviction of' the inutility of
such exercises in times of peace and
an indispositioni in the part of the men,
to be made putppet shows of, for the
gratification of the fe~w, whose amblitionm
would stalk forth in "fuss and feath
Few there are, wvho would think of
denying that petty military trainings
and musters are sources of great
social evils, and a heavy tax on the
workimg classes, but some there are
who from familiarity, prejudiced ignor
ance and perhaps a Turkish faith in
predestination, still carp, and chrone
like, ask to have it substitute pointed
out to them.
The substitute as ofl'ered by the Caro
linmian is amply sufficient, has beeni
proved by actual experience in other
States to answer all purposes, and if
once introduced into South Carolin~a, we
will venture to say there will never be
found in our legislature an individual
bold enough to advance an opinion in
favor (of he system mnow prevailing.
We have confidence enough in Caroli
nians to believ-e, that should their State
or countrmy ever call upon them there
will ho found in the field at one monthi
notice a better trained andi more enthu
siastic militia, than all the batallion,
regimental and brigade musters now
in vogue, could make in a century.
Thme remedy is with the people and
from what we know of their senti.
ments on the subject we, have no fear,
but that they will demiand and receivo
A characteristic trait of our townsmen
of which we might boast, is their gallant
ry and politeness to ladies, but this, like
every commendable quality, may some
times be overdone ; instance a coma
mon street acene. The reader must real
ize that the enervating sun of summer is
upon us,.a shadly sidewalk is in demand,.
and'hefore the stores are gathereda group
of the genus bomon,. in busy discussio,. of
matters such as require "a eal of vast
consideration." a gentle rusnda af muln
disturbs the air, a'rd attracts the etyej ihile
from the bleached sun bonnet "a dimpled
chin and neck of ivory" steals I the sove.
re'gns start and admist a scraping and back.
ing of chairs and pulled beavers 'he fair dis
turber of their equilibrium passes as it
were through a triumphal arch. Now the
object of all true politeness, proceeds frorn
a wish to give pleasure and gratification
and to a modest damsel and one seeking
like the violet to veil its charms, this dis
play of attention and commotion is by no
means pleasant and not unfrequently
annoying. With all due deference we
submit, that the best manner in which
loungers can show their gallantry, would
be to keep the walks open and remain
noiselessly respectful. What think you
gents, is the hint untimely I
A WNell-wisher to Young Men.
To the communication of "A well
wisher to young men " we most cheerful
ly give a place in our columns. We feel
that we cannot too earnestly recommend
its serious perusal to every young man in
the community. To the industrious and
virtuous it will prove a source of consola
tion and an incentive to perseverance and
energy, and for the idle and disolute, it
contains invaluable advice. We have read
it carefully ourselves and we hope every
young man in whose hands it shall come
will do so likewise. While reflecting up.
on the subject matter of this communica.
tion and following in our own minds one
of the questions propaunded in it, we have
been led to consider why it is that so many
of our young men and that too hardworking
and industrious young men never find
means to lay tip and thus become better off
and by degrees become rich. For it seems
to us that the working young men among
us ought to be better off than they are un
less there is some sad mismanagement
somewhere. We find an answer to this in
quiry in the sage remark which we recol
lect to have been once made to us by a
young man in cur midst who has become
comparatively rich by pursuing a different
course of conduit. ' The poorer classes "
sail he "of our District are too extravagant
and especially in the article of dress." Now,
there is not oily a great deal of truth in
the remark, but. we believe that it is the
true reason why so many of our industri
ons and hardworking young men are kept.
to use an old saying, "so long under the
hack." They spend all that they make
and spend it in this foolish way. We have
known instances where young men have
worked hard for months and months and
when they have come into possession of
half a years wages, led on by thisfalse and
foolish ambition that has diffused itself
through our District to look and dress as
well as the best-spend all for a singlefine
suit of clothing. Tbis is, heyond all doabt
bad policy. It is foolish, extravagant, and
little, ney,even worse, it is almost suicidal.
A suit at one-third of the cost would have
answered every purpose, wou ld have made
them jtust as respects ble,. ney,. would hamve
made thema mose respected by the good arid
sober,. and would have given them a snug
sum to lay up to he invested at the proper
time in some tuseful way. Dress can add no
hmng to the respectsbility or standing o)r a
mran "Act well thy part, there all the honor
Wie have thought it riot amiiss to- thr-ow
out thesetf thnughts in conniectioni with the
itnly commumen~tin of "- A well-wishr-r to
young umeni," arid to ask a senilus cotnsid
erationi of the subject by the young men
and especially the hard wearking young
men of our l~ist ric't. We d~o nut sa but
that all classes and sexes, the young la.
die.s as we ll as the young mecn wotild be
payimig greater respect to their parent's
pockets and be actong more consistently
and .senisibly by desistirig to miister to
this foolsh notion (that dress aluone is re
spectable') which is (asm we thiak) abroad
in our community.
j'pf The meeting of Railroad Pres.
idents, which was held in Philadelphia
on Friday, was only preparatory to a
convention for fimal action and better
arrangements which is to meet in
Washington a nminth hence.
Correispondence of the Banner.
Cormutima, May 8, 1854.
DrAnt fANNER : We intended reporting
for your niumerouts reatders the proceedirigs
of the Anti-.Iicenise Convention that cont
venedl in this city on the 3d inst.. bitt your
Senior Editor having beeni present, wve will
assign that duty to him, anid pass on to
other topics--warning yott beforehandr t hat
we have no news of striking importance or
of much interest to commtunictit'.
Ex-Presidlent Fillnore is expected to air
rive here this week Hion. John P Ken.
nedy of Ba~ltimuore accomapanies him. Our
Tlown Cotuncil have appointedl a Commit.
tee to miake arranigements for the recep
tion of those distinguished gentlemenr.
While we would tendier ihemt a hearty
welcome, we would (do it without adlula
tion or " fulsoire praise." The proceed.
ings in C.harleston on a similar ggcasioni
were we fear, characterizedl by two much
servility. Hornor groat mien but do tnt
Mi-s Ellen Brenen, assisted by Messrs
Vaa, Ro.'pper and 8ig~nor Novelli gave a
Concert otn Wednesday evening which
was attended by a large and fashioniable
audience. By a reqluest of mnany persmns
who ware unabile to attend that time, Miss
I. intended giving onother Musical Enter
tainmnent on Saturdy evening but was pire
vented by severe indisposition.
The Court or Appeals arid of Equity are
now in Sesaton and have drawn hither
many lawyera and' litigants froiw every
portion, of the State. We are not sufhi
ciently versed in "law practice" to give
the ca we ,nruced and disivsoil of bofrnpo
these Honorable trirmnals.' Kinsman, who
was found guilty at the last laurens
Court, of negro stealing, Io i3 teihtqled f'~f
a new trial. His case will be decided
shortly. Seveial negroes belonging to
Col. Witherspoon of Lancaster, are also
in the Richland Jail awaiting the decision
of the Appeal Court. They were, you
know, convicled of the murder of Mr.
Craig of that District.
The Annual May Exhibition of the
Senior Class, S. C. College, took place on
Thursday and Frday evening last. The
excrases were as follows:
1. C. P. ToWxsEND, (Marlborougz,)
4 Quisque Sum fortunes faber,"
2. J. C. WEST, (Kershaw,)--Christiani
ty essential to the Stability of Government.
3. W. L. DANIEL, (Edgefield,)--The
Dignity of Labor.
4. JaMEs LOWNDES, (Charleston,)--Sci.
ence a Confession of Human Weakness.
1. W. B. CULP, (Cisseta Ala.)-A Vin
dication of predjudice.
2. J. R. RILEY, (Ahbevill,)-Vir civi
tatis regende peritus.
3. J. W. ADAMS, (Edgefield,) The De.
2. T. P. OLIVER, (Orangeburg,)-.Soli.
tudle of Genius.
5. B. R. STUART, (Charleston,)--W4itch.
Of course it would be invidnous for us to
pronounce an opinion as to who did best ;
for all done well. As compositions, their
speeches we perhaps too " flowery " and
redundant-a fault common to all young
writers. Quite a number of ladies wit
tessed the performance of our young
Friends and were, that is those that listen.
ed, very well please. The new College
Chapel is not yet finished and when it will
be no one seerns to know.
Capt. Walter Gibson whose adventures
in the Eastern Archipelago are so well
known is here on a visit from Anderson
C, II., his native place. The citizens of
that town have instructed their Represen
tative to bring the matter beure Congress
and procure indemnitication for his losses.
Dr. Chambers, an eloquent and talented
divine from l'hiladelphia has been spe ii
ing a fortniejht with us. Ile preached in
th1e Met!dIt :Church the la.: two .
day eveningl to crowdel :ind attent ive
congre:atiomin. Dr. Ba' tnan of Clarles
ton also discoursed on Sunday afternoon
in the Lutheran Church. He was heared
by many ofdif ercnt denominationsa-all of
whons were pleased.
The pew holders of Trinity Ch-ireh have
resoived to enlarge that noble edifice. It
is now one :,f the finest specimens of
Church Architecture in the South, and will
we hear, be improved 'm appearance.
O4"'yunt folka have commenced en.
joying themnselves by pic-nics in day time
and moon-light stroll, at evening. Sidney
Park is as populbir as ever, and may its
flowers ever bloom and trees ever be Lreen
and brigjht, reminding the visitor of him
whose minmd fint. suggested and hand fist
plan ned. Yours,
For thie Banner.
Aftssrs. Editors :i heg the privilege
f youri coluamn-a to give a few words
oif aidvice to a most interestbing and
iimIi-oat eiasn of eVery community,
viz, yun~g rnen.
W hy is it that so many of onr young
men are either idle or doing next thing
to nothing ! Why is it that so many of
them complain that they can find no
thing tio do '? And why is it that so
many of them fail even in their at.
teumpts to make a comifortable and
com petent sutppor t i? k is my purpose,
in as short a compass as possible, to
answer these important inquiries.
No mran nteed be idle or unprofitably
engaged a sinigle moment in such a
country as ou~rs. With a wide field of.
fering emplomymnent, full and profitable
emnploymecnt to ten times our present
popu~lation, thmere mnust be some1 sad
deficiency in the men tmemselves, whe'n
they are either idle or unprofitably emi.
phoyed. ThoI very fact that so many
can allbrd to be idle, proves contlu.
sively that a livelihood is easily ob
tnitied amlon~ tus. In many countries,
and in portions of our own country,
idlenes-s brings starvation inevitably.
'Tle fact is. niany of our young men
feel thmat manual labor is dishonorable.
They nmust either be Doctors, Lawyers,
or Merchaints, or they will be nothing
or worse thana nothing. The fact is,
the dishonor lies in their false pride.
A good mnechaici or a good farmer
(and now I am speakinig of the man
who tills the ground with l.is ownt
hmands) is womrth a legion of yotur dap.
per', dainty, dressy, lommiging yosung
men, sighing after impiossibilities, and
spending the money of others to sus.
tamn them in honorable idleness.
W hen I see a young maun with coat
off and brawny arms exposed, driving
the plough or the platne or tihe steam
engine, or weilding the mighty ham.
nmer of the lafcksmitl.h-shop or engaged
iln any of the various honiiorable om.
plhoylments, fequirinag mianual labor, I
have a full assurance of' his independ.
enee anid of his honorable position in
Find nothing to do ! Why young
man you maust be either very silly or
very h-y pocritieal. I )id you ever try'
to tinid any thing to d'o, and when you
found it did you engage heartily in tho
business, and after all it proved a fail
ure ? If you can make this to appear
to the satisfaction of half-dozen good
citizens, come to me, and I will pay
your board and clothe you. But I will
pay neither grog nor cigar bills, nor for
theatre tickets, nor for extravagant
Young man, you must cease to build
castles in the air over night, which are
to be dissipated with the fog, by next
morning's sun. Gold mines and rich
wives and dead uncles or aunts, leaving
you fortunes, are things very uncer
tain. And the fact that you look for
such things, proves you to be worth
Decision of character is a fortune
itself. Determine upon some honest
employment, and go at it with might
and main, and the work is done almost
as soon as begun, for you gain the
tconfidence and respect of all good citi.
zens at once, and your ultimate success
is as sure as a clap of thunder accom
panies a vivid flash of lightning.
Pshaw ! Don't tell me you can get no
thing to dog, or that your business don't
support you, when your face indicates
high health, and you smoke spanish ci
gars and wear coats worth twenty-five
dollars. Don't talk in this way, when
thousands of dollars are made by others
while you are snoring most inglorious
ly--or spending your time around tav
ern doors, or eve, in a worse manner.
I can point out a number of young men
in this community, who, a few years
ago were worth nothing but sound
bodies and honest hearts and determn
ined wills, who are now growing rich
and have all along been respectable,
because they were not ashamed to
work. You know them too.
I real some years ago, in a book
called Decision of character by John
Foster, a story to the following im.
port, as illustrative of the question he
Was discussing, viz: the success which
crowns the efforts of deterrnined .urr
pose. The principle is involved in the
anecdote, although to my mind the re
suIts were any thing than happy. The
story runs thus: (I quote entirely from
A young man had bcen left by his
father in the possession of a large prop.
erty. le became dissipated and ex.
travagant. A ga 'g of base men prey.
ed upon his igrperience until finally
they swindled him out of every cent
of his large patrimony. After they
had got all, they had no furtier use
for him, and turned him out to starve.
He was in dispair. TIe had never felt
thre pressure of want, and more to be
a beggar, the idea was iusupportable.
lHe resolved to destroy himself by
drowning. Wild with despair he
marched to the banks of a neighboring
stream. But before the fatal plunge,
he dete-rmined to survey once more
the world which he was about to leave
forever. His position commanded a
vie*w of all his former landed posses
sions. Ho viewed them- long and in
tently. Suddenly he changes his fell
purpose of selfdchestrurction. lHe had
come to a determniination--a full do
terriination so regain those lost lands.
Hie went directly to a neighbormng
town. H'e sa w a pile of coals ly ing
before the cellar door of a gentleman,
he proposed to take themr down for
some small sum, lie wats allowed to do
so. After his work was clone and he
had received his small pay, he begged
for some cold victuals, it was readily
given. Off he went in the pursuit of
something else to do, it was soon~ found
Again he received his pay, a-.d again
he begged Abr a small quantity of food.
He soon got a litrle amount of money
in this way. And then he embarked
in some regular business.. The resu'lt
was he not only regained his- lost pos
sessions, but he becam immensely
rich, arid died an inteterase miser.
Hlere was decision of character, it
took an unhappy direction it must be
allowed, but the proposed results were
more thran accomplished. Now if any
young man in this community will
come to a virtuous resolve to make a
support and a comfortable one too,
and follow his resolution up with in
stant energetic action, not waiting for
business to come to him, but seizing
upon it with the grasp of an unaltera
ble determination, he will, lhe must
A WarL-wrenIEa TO YOUNG hIENZ.
For the benefit of the affiod we
publish the two following receipts,
which are said to be genuine:
To Crian CoRNs.-Pare the corn
smoothly off, reaching the quick if
convenient. Then get as much ear.
wax from your own ear as you can
screw out, and rub the place well with
it. Two or three repetitions of this
course will effect a permanent cure.
To Dawva AwaY Wars~.-Let the
urchin's hand be so placed that the
bWood from a newly-butchered cow
shall flow upon it until well besmear
ed.--Then suffer it to cool and remain
unwashed for ten minites, Wash off
then. and the warts vill aimanpsm,.
The Militia System of the
Brethren of the press, here is a theme
worthy of your steel-pens we mean
-from now until the meeting of the
new Legislature. An opportunity in
the coming elections is offered t", you
to insist on the reformation of our
military system, which ought not to be
neglected. The popular mind has long
since come to the conclusion that our
beat, battalion, and regimental musters
are all farcical and ridiculous so far as
results, military knowledge and
discipline, are concerned, besides
imposing a duty on many who have
neither taste, time, nor inclination for
playing the soldier.
It needs no further proof of the utter
inutility of the present mode of training,
than to see the general drillings of beat
companies in the country, and often
in town. There is not halt an ounce of
military pride or ambition in the whole
troop, and that is generally confined to
the feathers and epauletts. The
mnarchings, manmrnuvrings and manual
exercises, no matte: how devoted the
officers may be, are bunglingly man
aged, and you may keep your eye on
them year after year, yet no improve
ment is visible. The cause is evident.
The duty is regarded as an exaction
from the State. Very few of the pri
vates aspire to p'omotion. They
prefer a stick to a musket because it is
lighter, and they imagine it a terrible
imposition if they are drilled for a
couple of hours once every three
months. Of course under the workiag
of such a system the acquisition of
useful military knowledge is not to be
tN e have no substitute to offer or
recommend but the adoption of the
system of uniform companies through
out the State, the continuance of those
already organized, cavalry and artille.
ry, and the establishment of new com
panies, to be organized into battalions.
regiments, or brigades, as may be con.
venient or practicable. In addition to
this, an enrolment of all citizens liable
to perform military duty, and the
imposition of a military tax on those
who prefer to pay rather than become
inermbers of the uniform companies in
their respective localities-the amount
thus raised to be distributed equitably
among the volunteer organizations.
In this way we think an eilective, well
drilled, and disciplined fo.cc, men who
unde'stand their business, will at ways
be on hand in case of emergenc-.
We regard a reform in our military
system as a matter of some importance
to all the people of the State, and
therefore hope that our brethren who
think with ss will discuss the question,
give us their suggestions, and urge
upon the incoimaing Legislature such
action as experience and investigation
may dictate. We want a citizen saol
dierly who will take pride in ther
orgathzatiu, acd tfeel.. agire ambitioni
to performn their duty wihspiiit ;
among whom an honorable and gener.
otis rivalry to excel in all the arts of
war will prevail, so that, should-the
necessity ever arise, we will fmnd men
as well as office's fully prepared to
enter into action at short notice.
Tita MI~rraRlY.-The battalions par
ade in Edgefield commence this week,
at Mount Willing. We suppose that
each one of these occasions will give
rise to the usual amount of dust, gin
gereakes, colt whiekerings and loud
bawled words of command, all result
ing in n..thing. We regard our mili
tary system a flarce, and would be more
than willing (save tome good volun
teecr companies and the cavalry general.
ly) to see it all done away with.
But why should we desire to d'ebar
our gallant majors the great pleasure of
"strutting and fretting their hours
upon the stage?" Well, perhaps wie
are wrong. Let themi enjoy their
trappings and their su~ts of glory !
Grand Division S. of T.
The Spring session of this body, was
held in our village during Thursday
and Friday of last wveek. The attend
ance was not large, except from our
own Division and from that of Bennets
villo, which deserves to be called the
Gibraltar of the Temperance cause;
still it was highly respectable. 'We
expect soon to publish the proceedings,
so far as they will interest our readers.
In the mean time we may remark, that
the turn out and public meeting of
Darlington Division at the Methodist
Church, was in every respect worthy
of the occasion and gratifying to the
f lends of the Temperance movement.
The procession was large and impos
ing ; the music volunteered by the
amiable young gentlemen of the Vill
age Band, most excellent, and the
assemblage of citizens, especially of
the ladies, highly c-ornplimentary and
encouraging to the members of the
Order. The G. W. Patriarch, Col.
Montgomery Moses, presided over and
directed the proceedings at the Church.
After a very graceful and impressive
salutatory address on behalf of the
Grand a ivision, he introduced our
worthy brothers Rev. John Culpepper
and F1. F. XEarley, Esq. These
gentlemen made very admirable
speeches, of which we can utter no
higher praise, than to say, that they
equalled public expectation and' made
an impression for the cause, gratify) ing
to Its friends. It is scarcely necessary
for us to say, that only the absolute
want of space deters us f'rom a more
elaborate account of the occasion.
A General Sabth Convenion ls to
meet at Chicago,. on the l'Zth May,
under the auspices of all denomidna
lions, and Is designed to.enside, whag
measures are neeessawy to lnsure the
proper obseranc of that day fp the
remion orf te Wet.
The Barn well &nfinel, of the 29th
ult., pays the -following well merited
compliment to the worthy chief mai.
istrate of this State :
His Excellency Governor Manning,
has just completed his review of the
two Regiments in this District. He
was attended by our new and distin
guished Adjutant General Dunovant,
and also by two of his suit, Colonels
Edings and Willingham. Governor
Manning is one of the few men in South
Carolina connected with the old regime
who does not suffer by comparison,
with the source from which he springs.
His name is hallowed as the represen.
tative by descent, and, in fact, of that
spirit which the weight of more than
two-thirds of a century has but caused
to shine with increased lustre. And
it is source of satisfaction to us and our
people to be, as in this case, so pleas
antly reminded that the race of those
to whom we owe all we have, ia so
well sustained by one who, in the ab
sence of ancestral honors, could, and
has achieved a distinguished success by
his own merits. Governor Manning
is not only a finished gentleman, but
few. of those who claim to excel, a.4
public speakers can bear the palm from
him. We have heard the strongest
expressio-s of gratification at his
speeches to our Regiments, not only
as to the manner, but also as to the
matter of his addresses. In fact, our
people have never been better pleased
with any Executive, and we venture to
assert, that in no portion of the State
has he left a more pleasing reme:n.
brance or higher admiration for him
self, than among the people of Barn
well. With such.a Governor as Man
ning, and such an Adjutant General as
Dunovant, there is no danger that the
claim of South Carolina, as to talen t,
ourage or courtesy, can well be de
JUDGE BUTLER.-We find the following
allusion to Judge Butler passing freely the
rounds. Current paper and, more espe
cially, genuine coin (lhke this) pass every
Judge Butler, of South Carolina, is one
of these Senators in Ceuigress to whom
the public heart instinctively turns when
ever a great question divides the public
mind. There is a niellow ripeness in his
language, a real value in his counsels, and
a genuine heartiness in his thoughtp, that
win upon us whether we will or not. All
about him indicates disinterestedness aid
integrity.- Representing an extreme
Southern State.--a State more disposed to
independent action, it, politics and gov
ernment, than any other of the confedesa.
c)-he is nevertheless full of deVotion to
the country ,and alwars ready to show his
sincerity by his acts.'
We learn from the Marion. Star that on
Sunday last E'vander Jackson, about 14,
shot his cousin, Evander W. Jackson,
about 12 yenrs of age. They were out
shooting and disagreed. Evander Jackson
has been arrested and lodged in jail.
'The iame "pper says that at a muster
ground near Anthony Cribb's, on Saturday,
a rencontre took place between James C.
Riggins and Johin Martin, in which the
former was killed. Martin has dehtvered
himself up to the Sheriff.-hareston
BAIL FOiFEITE.-John Charles
Gardiner has forfeited his bail, not
being present, on Moanday, at Wash
ington, when his case was called fo.r
Holloway's PiUt for- de Cure of Sick Head.
ache, Bile, and Weak cad Disordered Sfosacks.
--These wonderful Pills have been the mi-ans
of rvstoring to health many prmons pronounced
incuribie by the ftaculry, bth at home and
abroad.- Thby may he tallen with perfect safe.
ry, and a certaity of'elleting si cure, by er
sons sufierinig general debility, sick headace.,
diseases ofthe stomach, ble,or liver compilins,
and theie who are predisposed to drope canot
use- a more effecttia[ remnedythan Holoway'
Piflit acting as they do- upon. tho very main
spring. of hfe, no disease can meist their isn.u
ence. The eil'ect they slave is mild, yet speedy,
and as a family medicine they are unequaled.
MARRIED-On 30th of April 1854.,
by Thos.- H. Osteen, Esq., Mr. JoHN H.
COURtTENEY to Miss MARTHA NoRToN all
of Sumter District.
MARRIED.-On Wednesday Evening
3d inst., by the Rev. D. WV. Cuttino, Mr.
JOSErH, B. WVHITE Jr., to Miss ESTHEa H.,
second daughter of John China Erq., all of
THE Subscriber takes this "
method of Informing his frends
and the pu Ic, that he has recently enlarged
and procured the services of several god werk
men, and is now ready to build Vehiclse of any
description at the shortest, notice. ~i ue
to repair with neatness and despae sas
isfy all those who may favor hi wh6~ patsen
age, incheapness &e.
EYon~n, . .,May 10,184 S4
ICE ! ICE ! ICE !
gJ NE COLUMMA IC~E NOUSE has been
ejieyrebuilt,.so as to be 'eapable of
holdingjseverai thousand tens of ICE,.ad i.
now opened for the season. Every faeity wIll
be-aerded-to-pesvens living at a distaee'to
isnl them de y.I he seat offevery
monnif dable, by rail road, pseer or
frel ht train: and the railroad agentsbaveba
lyo red to give every facility fovraaits~
tation. We will always have a' an at h
different depots to receive retus edNaes.
boxes, &e. I~
Cost of ice two 'eents per on'dSg
bares and packingS7 cents; oaiii
will be from 25 to;5 entspr
BOAT WRIGIF -a
N, B. Blankets ar vr
oftrxansporting frs. BlanIete wE sedi
May 30, 1854 58 IE
RAE h*RAw13 VASIl
T HE lfubscribere are paying the high..
eat price for Colton uad Linen imags ; per..
sonsi having them for sale,. willI find it, ta'
theis advantage to address
WMIMEIWNAMMS & vo.
PAlIa coMlexssTus MRactrAxIT9..
. Carlrster' 8. C'
8sth.crsem aper ueirna
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