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J.'].ICH A RI)SON, J a.
JOHN R. I.D(GAN,
'WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9. 1854.
- W. W. W*iiar, Jun., 1I0gr., is our
duly appointed agent in Coluimnbia, S. C.,
to receive and receipt for all s.ii, 'line
the Sumter Banner.
- -' Persons wishin r, - upo n
busineis connected with t1'e P -- - r ,,
can find us at any hour duri :he day,
except from four to live iii the ': r'inon,
at our office, just hack of S~" mio!s' New
Store. All business conneete with the
paper must be Irans:actee. ~+'h I.LLIAa
LEwis, Jolny 8. la wn: r ,, , . 'r It. c'.
LocA . M r. ' t. '1-. . .m
of Bann " i . It, .m !- ,sii
.gent to s : - money p ots
for the saaue, :tl may aw; .-i . il lt
the Banner Ollice. All lett, - .hires.
to thfln I'Iiner must le i ,id to insure
CHARLESTON AUGUST 8.
CO'TON.--The transactions to day
reached 30) bales, at extreiaes ranging
from 7 1-4 to J 1-2c.
The Colmiuiiication of " i.AU\In"
We are sorry to state, caine to haiid too
late for this issue-we will insert next
week-and hope, in future, our friends
will recollect that their contributions
must reach us, at least, by Monday
midday to assure insertion. We hope
"GILAUME " will write frequently.
Col. S. C. DESCrAMPS announced
himself on Monday a candidate for the
office of Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas of this District.
The Hon. A. P. BUTLER and J. L.
Ona will please accept our thanks for
Ve are pleased to learn that his
Excellency has so fhr recovered his
health, as to be enabled to resume his
official duties. The Columbia papers
announce his arrival in that place on
We have never had a better prospect
for an abundant grain harvest than the pre.
sent, most of the fiolds which we hayg
aeen will yield double us miuch as they did
last year. Tlhe cotton weed is looking
healthy and is well grown, though we hear
coipiaiints, ttiin reUcei. rahnm have c.aus
ed the pilnts to commence shedding.
S The heat, which has been very great
during the greater part of the day foar
a week post, has been miade much mnore
'endurable by the plentif'ul rains which
have fallen almost evecry evening dur
ing, the same pei'iod, rendeing the
nights remarkably cool and ph-asi~~mt.
On Friday and Monday e'veninig the
rain was accompjanied with quite .
storm of wind and on the latter occa
-sion with some hail and we heari com-.
plaints from several qu. rte'c i hat the
.crops have been considembily injured
lion. F. Burt.
Tfhis (list inguished citi:zen of Sonthl
iCarolinai .u In'e enerig . '. t has
ieen si) wel display. ml in .d.i,. of
Third Auditor of thet 'Trea-ng', has wet
arc y'. :ued to learn, received the:
-uppinit lnit of' Governor of Nebraska
.territory . 'This is a jud icious appoint.
-ment and reflects new lustre on the
admin ist ration.
"1'he wiay MJitcheltl does thlings
uip at the llaliee Ihouse.
On Friday last, about midday, the
ther'momieter' being abcout 96t, we re
ceived the agreeable inf'ormuation that
we werec invited to par'take of a fine,
large melon ready to be sliced up at
thme expense of' friend MrrCJeI.L. On
.repairing to the pla1ce designated we
found some ten or a dozen othei's gath'
cred f'or a " pitch in " into the " .ihon
ster Me'lon," wvhich proved to be one
of the largest of the species, imported
f'rm Wihtnington, N. C., and comn
phetely frozen. We can testify that it
was the unanimous sentiment of the
crowd "it was not har'd to take." It
was the first iced melon we had ever
got hold of; but upjonm inquiry we
learned that they frequently have such
luxuries at the IlarlIce 'louse, where
if report, he true, every thing is corn
.ducted in the v'ery best style.
It seemns that Williamsburg is enti
tled to the honor of having an empty
jai as far back as 1818, when the
Sheriff' gave " notice to all concerned "~
that the jail was in such a condition
that lhe could not, receive applications,
not being able to guarantee safe stor.
In view of' the recent escapes from
the Sutntilme :.a .i. .j .lW
" empty," we would recommend a
similar course to our Sheriff.
We publish the article of " Vulcan,"
it in doing so we wish to clear our
Selv's of fill :v,.' nsibiliy attaching to
it. \ responsible name is given to us
as its a- "or and we can demand
nothing more. The article contains
certainly one, perhaps troo, assertions
which we think requires substantiation
tromiv its author, before it can he fhvora
ably received hl a tree and disinterest.
el ii h l. The illsinuiation that Col.
M 1srs' lhcatl co.urse has been a
timid and wavering one to suit the
popular currenvt, amounts almost to an
:4 '-ei. i' "., upon the merit and the truth
I. "'lair !" People, who have been
. iig ... < furse for the last fifteen
years, will decide for themselves. But
the declaration that he (Col. Moses) had
said that he would " fix his grappling
irons on those who (in the late congres
sional election) had the courage to ex
ercise the freedom of voting according
to the dictates of their own judgment,
as free American citizens have i right
to do," &c. &c., a charge so directly an
tagonistic to his interest as a public
mtan and so at variance with the course
of a shrewd politician that the people
may, with good reason, suppose, that
there must be some mistake in the
premises. Ve think it devolves upon
the author to sibstantiate before the
community, this assertion before he
can expect the people to coincide with
The Branch Bank.
We refer to this subject again, be
cause we think that now is the impor
tant time to agitate this question in the
public mind, as well as to place our
selves right with our friend of the
Journal. We do not wish a hank at
the crpense of Camden, and if any such
inference is deducable from our hasty
article upon this subject, a week or two
ago, we would disclaim any such in.
tention. But we have heard it said
that the Branch Bank must be and will
be removed now from Camden, ;here
it has been kept up for some years
pact on account ::f it late hoaored
and deserving President, and not at the
best advantage tr, the State. Under
these circumstances we would present
(as we think) the strong claims of Sum
terville to its ,location in this place.
lr;e ;O n "., n .3'vvueu we want it to be
removed here. And in support of our
claims we would repeat that there are
no banking facilities ir. Sumnter, D::r.
lington. Marion or WVilliamvsburg,
while at the same time Sumnterville
presents a free and easy access to all
of these Districts. We think too I hat
one bank will now be enough for the
business of Camden surrounded as she
is by othcr banks and that she should
be satiafed with one-especially since
she has been so long favored with' two.
We' would have our friend of the Jour
nal recollect that the good old rule " to
do to others as we would that they
should do to us " works both ways in
this instan-:. The Branch Bank is
public property and belongs as much
to ay uthver District as to Kershaw.
Andl au Ker.shaw has been enjoying its
facilities for no0w these many years it
is but right avid fair that some of the
other own rs of the property should
now have their turn. The Journal
asks " which is best to remove the
Blank to Suinterville, out of the way
of Lancaster and Fairfield and Ker
shaw too, or let, it remain where it is
to the further accommiodatio~n of Lan.
caster, Firfield and Kershaw ?" We
answer that lhirfield has a Bank of its
own anid ini future miay need but little
aid fiomi either of the Baniks at Cami
deni, and now has a direct commvunica-.
tioii with the B3anks at. Columbia-that.
Kershiaw, if the Branch Bank is remov
ed will still have a Bank remaininig and
at the same timie have an immediate
and direct communication with the
Branmch Bank if established ini this
place aiid also with those in Columbia,
and that Lancaster will still have one
Bank at Camden to apply to and may
very easily reach the one at Fairfield.
Now wheni you lhace in the opposite
scale the faet which we have already
repeated, viz: that there is no Bank in
either Sumter, Darlington, Marion or
Williamsbnrg, we ask if there can be
a doubt as to what is best-what is
faircst avid what will be most advanta
geous to the institution-to do with the
TniE SOU'vngENj Ecl.ECTIC hOME GA
ZETrE.--This is thetilofave
Journal published at Augusta, Ga., by
JAMIE M. SMYrrnE. The Number be.
fore us contains rnuch interesting mat
ter and the sheet presents quite a neat
and handsome appearance. It is to
be devoted to Literature, Art, Science,
Agriculture, General intelligene~ and
Southern interest. Price *3 per coepy
We w elcome the o "utarz Ecec
tic and Home Gazette " among our ex.
changes and hope for it all the success
its most sanguine friends may desire.
In connection with the subject of the
removal from Camden, and establish.
ment of a branch of the Bank of the
State in this place, we would suggest
to the citizens of Sumter, and also of
Darlington, Marion, and Williams
burg, who are equally interested in the
proposed change, that public meetings
be called and the sense of the people
taken upi.n it. that should it meet with
generally fsvor, the Senators and
representatives of the several districts
above mentioned may be instructed
to agitate and vote for the measure.
We di) not wish to throw any addi
tional lobor upon the entmiidates for the
legislature, but would with all humility
suggest that at the next publio gather
ing they express their views upon this
subject; it is one, in which we have
reason to believe the people feel much
interested and should be thoroughly
discussed before them. What say
you gentlenen t
The Blete Ridge R. Road.
The interesting and able report of the
President of this Road is published upon
our first pur"e. To it we refer our readers
for much nteresting matter in connection
with the enterprise. The report points out
very clearly the advantages to be derived
from this Road, to the different parts ofoui
country and establishes the necessity of
the South acting at once, in this matter
it is beyond dispute that our whoie South.
ern , .artry is deeply interested in the en
terpris,. There is no calculating the ad.
vantages to be derived from a direct ant
immediate Communication with the riet
valeys of the west, or from diverting the
great channel of travel and conveyance
from what may he called the Northerr
channel to a Southern one and that one
leading through South Carolina. We re
peat it, we arn, all deeply interested in the
success of this move a-d we invite the
attention ofourleading men and especially
of the candidates, to the consideration o
the subject. Those of them who shall bc
fortunate enough to be elected will be call,
ed upon to vnte naima the propriety of the
enterprise and it is but right and fair tha
ihey should represent the wishes of ;heir
constituents in this matter. We learn
that the atairs of the PRoad are now in c
prosperous condition. It is to be finishes
in four and a half years from January last.
The cost has been estimated at six mill.ona
-.o-a-- 'rae company have in ham
Five millions four hundred and fifty thou.
sand dollars. Trhey have already expend,
ed one hundred and four thousand foutl
miles have been located in South Caroli'
na,seve~nteen and a half in Georgia, thirty
in Tennessee; and in six week. the entire
line will be ready for grading. The corn
pany wvill ask the !.egislature at the nexi
Session, to take one million of stock, ant
etdorse bonds to the amount of a million
NeWM of thme Week.
The Columbia Carolinian informs uts
that thc Coummissioners for thme new State
Catpitol have selected, from anmong twenty
nine applicants, Mr. E. G. Walker, of
Chmarlestonm as a local and suaperintending
architect. Mr. J. Rt. Nierusee, of Balti.
mnore, is the consulting architect.
The United States Senmate, after long
anmd strong opposition from Messrs. Sew.
ard and Suner, passed thme proposition te
grant a pension to the widow of Mr.
Bachelder, thme Marshal whom w~as shot
down while dischairging his dutie, during
the late abolition riots sm Boston. There
were ontly twelve negative votes.
Grant Thtorburn, alias Laurie Todd, is
keeping a seed anid anumff shtop, and writing
commnunicatiouns for the Mountain County
Ilirald, at Winsted, Connecticut.
WVe learn by the Cheraw Gazette of
Wednecsday last that the l'ee Dee River
was quite low at that place.
Dr. Cartwright, a distinguished physic.
ian of New Orleans, htas written a paper,
inm whichhme undelLrakes to prov'e that chole
ra wyill biecomne a diseae incident to the
Unmted States, as it has beenm from time
inminemorial Otn thte Ganges.
Mr. Graham, late Secretary of the
Navy, is said to lie a candidate for United
Suates Senastor from Noth Carolina, in
pin. 'f Mr. Badger who goea out ini a
The Anderson Advocate of W~ednesday
informs us that Mr. Mattox, overseer of
Mr. Barmore, in Abbeville District, was
brutally murdered by t!-ree negroes be
longing -o thme latter gentleman, one day
last week. ilThey ctut him to pieces with
axes for having punished one of their
number. Twvo of them have been con
demned to be hung, and it is probable the
third will share a similar fate.
The Cincinnati Commercial says it is
proposed to found a Jewish Orphan Asy
hinm-one that would suffice for all thme
United States-in Cincinnati. It is also
proposed to connect therewith a Free
School for the instruchioon of Israelites.
Thne celebrated Scotch giant died sud
denly on the 18th ult. in the Western
The difficulty between Mr, John Van
Bturen, Softshell, and Mr. Daniel E,
Sickles, hard-shell, growing out of u'
speech deliveroad by the frme t, T....
many Hall last November, has been ani- C
eably nettled in London. John says he a
did not mean anything personal. g
The p holera continues its ravages in the
Northefn atid Western States. The deco.
latlon caused by this disease in some l(
localities Is described as dreadful, there S
not being enough (living to bury the dead A
The brother of ex-President Fillmore
has died in Minnesota of cholera. a
The published list of deaths in the
Atlantic cities for tha past week, show a
that Charleston still maintains its reputa. Q
tion as the healthiest. C
It is said to be a fact recorded that dur. a
ing the visitation of choler i in France, out e
of nearly 10,228 subscribers to the public t
baths of .Paris, Bordeaux and Marseilles,
only two deaths among them were as t
cribed to cholera. There does not exist e
a more eflfctual preventive of disease of
every kind, and a greater promoter of
good health at all times, than the practice
of daily bathing.
The experiment of growing cotton in
Mexico has succeeded admirably. The
papers state that cotton picking there t
will commence in a few days.
The Yorkville Misecllany. of the 2d inst.
" A soeinus affair occurred in our dis.
trict last week-a man named William 1
Dobson having been stabbed in nine places
by two young men named Vickers, who
are now in jail. The wounds arc. very
severe, but whether Dobson has survived
them, or not there are conflicting reports.
The tnets will hardly transpire as to the
origin of the affray before court."
Mike Walsh and Mr. Seward, of Geor.
gia, have had, it is said, a " brush " in the 1
House post otlice. Mike was the aggres.
sor, and was severely handled. The diffi.
culty ended where it began, and both were
in their seats the same evening.
Wofford College, Spartanburg, as we
learn from the Carolinian, was opened on
Tuesday last with a Freshman and Soph.
omore class. under the charge of the Pres.
ident, Dr. Wightuman, and Professors Dun.
can and Carlisle.
The terms of tuition are 850 per an.
num,. Good board can be procured at
from $9 to 812 per month.
Mr.John A. Kay has been appointed
.lismant areb1itect to Mr. Walker in the
construction of the new State House.
eMr. Kay has for some time past been the
superintendent of the work.
The physicians of the New York Ies.
pitaI give' some facts showing that seven.
eighths of ail persona aie-.adJ with chole.
ttos who hsve already been lone
suffering from sonme organic disease, as
of the liver, lungs, &c., and who could not
live long under any circumnstances. This
is shown by post mortem examinations,
made in abnmost everyinaa- e
The boring for the Artesian well in
Charleston ha~s penetrated to the depth of
1,2(00 feet and is still continued with a
The accounts of cholera in Barbadoes
are truly appalling. Up to the 24th no
less thant 6,500 persons had fallen victims.
On oiie (lay the number of deaths was
compnted I.t 311.
The advices from Jamaica are scarcely
more favorable. At some poinits no one
could be prevailedi upon to assist in burying
the dead. A phanic prevailed, and busi.
ness wae remiarkably dull.
Correspondence of the lunner.
Greytfowk dificul-Fight between
Ml. C.-Gaurdiner case aain-C(ont
gressionarl Jproceeding/s &c. &c.
WVA5Ju1oroN Auo. 7th, 1854.
Mfessr's Editors :President Pierce
havinig commnittiicated to both Hotises
of Congress the correspnndence be.
tween the Greytownt authorities and
Capt. Hlollins, together with other pa.
pers calculated to thtrowv light on the
whole case, the people of our Republic
are we.ll enabled to judge of the titntess
and propriety of Capt Hollins conduet<
in destroying that tow~n. Whig jour- i
nals thronghout the Union have en. <
deavored to cast odiumt upon the Ad-.
mrniustraition by stigmatizing Hollin's'
actiton as n cowardly and cruel one-,
knowing that he would be sustained
by our President and Conigress. But
from the people, there will conme the a
reply -'he did his duty," and we will
add--"served the rascals right."-- 1
Catitoni ball andl bomb shells serve
admiirabuly to inispire respect of our
Goverinmenit into thieving, plunder- .3
ing, dei-savages, who regard not the
customs and( rights of civilized nations.
On Tuesday last, a rencountre took i
placo in t he Post Oflico of the House o f
Ipre~sentativyes betwveen Mike Walsh
of N ew York and Mr. Seward of Geor.
g ia, in which t&he "rowdy member"
fromn Oswcgo, received a thrashing and
retired fronm the contest-as most ja
writers say-with black and blue eyes. I
This disgraceful occurrence formed the I
theme of miuch conversation and thte
general impression sents to be that
one or both of thetm should be expel.
led front the House. Allowvances
oughttto'be made; for the unusual heat 'l
calls into action all a man's pugnaoious
propensities ; and a slight cause wvill
now produce a considerable eci'eet in ti
fighting characters. u
TIhe Gardiner' case is revived; and a Ii
second battle over " the spoils " may d
again h~e fought. Messrs. Bradley and C
Carlisle Gaurdiner's counsel, having e
applied to Judge Purcell, Probate ii
Judge, for letters of Administration 1i
on his (Gardiner's) estato, Judge P. 'I
declined granting them on the ground e<
that the Government is the largest C
ereditor. Gardiner owed )he Govern, sq
ment *400,000 and his cdunsel $100,- n
900. The latter have annealer4 tQ Ut.
rcuit Court, but will probably be b
rain unsuccessful. Money unfairly r
ined will never do any one good, as
ie history of poor Gardiner conclu.
The River and Harbor bill after a a
ng and violent discussion passed the C
enate on Tuesday by a vote of 31 I
yes to 17 Nays. The Appropriation p
ill is at present the " causus belli" o
nd even if passed in its present form
All not prove acceptable to many. a
Sam Houston of Texas-known to r
11 as an arrogant boaster but a brave t
fan-made a long speech the other
ay, in defence of his name and fame
'hich some latter-day historian had
spersed. Sam is certainly very mod.
st to " trumpet forth " his valorous t
It is mentioned as a curious fact that
he Post Office BilI, which mentions
very legalized route in the United
tates occupies over three hundred
>ages: The parchment on which it
s engrossed cost $250.
We see mentioned in one or two
apers the name of Jas. L. Orr ofyour
lelegation as likely to be the Demo
ratic nominee Vice-Presivient at
he nextehlt6ion. --
For the Banner.
Mn. BROADAXE : I embrace the oppor.
unity. afforded by early rising to wield the
fen a few minutes before the hour arrives
o commence wielding the hammer, in that
nost pleasant of all vocations in these ex
eedingly hot days, to wit : Forging the
'arious implements required to keep the
vheels of industry in successful motion.
The principal object of my prevent com
nunication, friend Broadaxe, is to congrat
ulate you and the honorable branch of your
Ivision of Mechanics, on the happy im
>rovement in public sentiment, which is
rccoming more and more alive to the abso.
cite necessity, if not the justice of fostering
.he mechanic art at home.
I have been for the last week engages
n a highly intelligent part of our district
lying the duties of my honorable profes.
lion, sometimes discoursing sweet music
in that most ancient of musical instru
nents the anvil, from which it is said, that
i certain old gentleman called Pythagoras
Ierived the idea of composing musical notes
ind at other times, soothing the tender
licitude of amiable and atithoointe P:_'
by bringing :he combined :smatts ii: - 2.n
tific research and mechanical skill to hear.
9o as to afflrd a sale Conductor to that
most wonderful and subtile fluid, Electri
city, thereby, affording safolylto tleJewels
antrusted to their care.
While thus employed in erecting Elec
trical points above the Horizon, I had an
opportunity of directing my attemion to
political points in the Horizon of Elections
-and happy am I to say friends Broadaxe,
Trowel, Sledge hammer, Lap-stone, Peg.
ing awl'and nippers, that the aa'pect of the
Poiuical Itaru"as viewed frosathis point
of the great observatory of our district pre
cents a most beautiful and flattering indi
cation of the .future arporosritjr .i4
It is now reduced to a certainly friend
Broadaxe, that wye will have for our next
Senator a sturdy farmer, a gentleman of
reliable and fixed Principles, win in an
emergency would not metamorphose him
accommodate his actions to every breath
of popular exhaslation, regardless of the
interest of his. country. Besides, friend
Biroadaxe, the sturdy farmier and intehi
gent Mechanic are not to be intimidated by
the threats of the presemnt IIOZORADLE in.
mumnbent who when so gloriously defeated
by the estimable Boyce, had the audacity
to declare that he would fix his grappling
irons on ihose who had the courage to
exercise the freedom of voting according
:o their judgments, as free American
.itizens have a right to do, although un
ortunately he, as an attorney hefjudg.
nents against them. This rule, my good
riend whenever he attempts to apply it to
lhe bone and sinew of Sumter district, will
;ooin consign him to his proper level.
It is true that the prominent candidate
or the Senate, Mr. Nelson, has no sheriff's
>ffice influence to wield against the unfor
unate Farmer or Mechanic wvith which to
nenace himl, and by threats of immediate
xecution, like Shylock of old, demand
'our vote or ponnd of flesh.
Good Ileavens ! friend Broadaxe, is not
his an awful state of affairs ? to think that
lie ministers of the law (that most perfect
natitution of human reason, wvhichi every
american citizen has been taught to vene
ate as his temporal safeguardl, and second
inly to the divime law,) should attempt to
se it as an engine of destruCtion againlst
hose who dare exercise the freedom of the
lective franchise. There ore Political
hylocks at present, as w"ell as in the days
f Shakespear's Shylock of Venice; and t
Lntonio's speech is appiicable now with
ie alteration of a wvord or two ; instead of
)ucats, we will substitute votes &c.
I pray you. think you question with the
ou may as well go stand upon the beach,
Lnd bid the main flood bate his usual
ou may as well use questionl with the
Vhy he hath made the eweo to blate for
'ou mazy as well forbid the mountain pines
'o wag their high tops, and make no
Vhein they are fretted with the gusts of
ou may as wvell do anything most hard,
s to soften that (than which what's har- I
[is unprincipled heart :--Therefore I do
lake no more offer, use no further means. e
ut with all brief and plain conveniencry, ~
Yours in Iron Bonida,
For the Ifannler.a
'he Episcopal Churches.
Comun, S. C., A ug. 8, 1854. a
Messrs. Editors : IL may be proper ~
state that the term " secessionrl "
ted in the last paragraph of my last g
tter from this place, in alluding to the
itferences existing in the Trinity
hurech congregation, was intended to
nvey no other meaning than that fi
uiplied in a voluntary separation.
he opinions of the mem bers of that y
mgregation upon certain questione of '
hutrchf611ey did ntot coincide t hence ~
'meof them voiuntarlly withdrew anid -
>w itet buildinmg another Church.
19ei Oblsh $o abys ad thre.
y greatly oblige your Columbia cor
From the Watchman.
MESSRS EDIToRs : As no response has
s yet been made -by the Senator from
'larendon, to the interrogatories of "Wes.
ay" the people are left in doubt as to his
osition in respect to the all-absorbing
uestion of giving the election of Electors
f President and Vico-President to the
cople. To remove all doubt upon that
ubject the following extract from the Jour
ial of the Senate is sent you for publica
"in the Senate, Saturday Dec. 17, 1853.
Special order of this day for this hour the
ollowing Resolution offered by the Sena
or from Claremont viz :
"Resolved, as the sense of this Senate,
hat the election of Electors of President
md Vice-President of the United States
should be made directly by the people.
P'hat for the purpose of providing a plan to
?fTect the same, the Committee on Privile
eges and Elections be instructed to report
"On question of agreeing to the Reso
lution the year and nays were ordered to
be taken and they are as follows :
"Those who voted in the affirmative are:
Miesars Brockman, Booser, Cannon, Dud
ley, Evins, Grissett, Ilarlee, Iluey, Ingram,
Mc Aliley, Moorman, Moses, Porter. Powe,
Witherspoon, and Zimmerman,-16.
"Those who voted in the negative are:
Messrs t. F. W. Allston Adams, Barker,
Barton, Buchanan, Calhoun, Carew, Car
roll, DeTreville, Drayton, Fishburn, Good
win, Hasel, Mazyck, Miller, Nowel, Ruth.
rownsend, Williams John Wilson and
Fames J. Wilson,-22."
Senate Journal pages 128 and 129.
The old school presbyterians are the
largest body of Presbyterians, in one
connection, in the world. According
to its annual statistics, just issued, the
Philadelphia American learns it num
bers 2, 203 ministers; 235 licentiates;
2,976 churches, and 225,404 commu
nicants. There were added during the
ecclesiastical year just closed 63 minis
ters, 92 churches, 13.433 comanuni
cants on profession of their fath ; 2,3
minitetrs additional to the foregoing
were added from other denominations.
The ameunt oni* hutcd to congrega
tinn: -1 .enn.ient objects during
has been $2,036,724. The
b: : w considrtbly larger than
im Gwi New Sch,;o! branch of the
Cuim ci separated from it.
Monunsent of the "Brave
The lidies of Spartanburg have erected
a miriiiment over the grave of the landiV
ted "Brave Palmetto Boy," the noble Al.
len H. Little.
The following description of thei onu
mont and brief sketch of hlaqbeloved and
lamented Little, we take frain'thd E.rpress
of the 1st instant.
'The monument "erect the ladies of
epartanurg,"' has een ity reared
over the spot where rests the remains of
Allen II. Little. It onsist of an obelisk
upon a solid square trunk, resting upon a
suitable base, all of marble, and ta':en
from a quarry in ouer own Palmetto State
It was fashioned for ius oresent purnosie at
Columbia. S. C. Upon'its trunk are suit
able inscriptions, and upon the obelisk is a
beautifully carved Palmetto tree. It is
sleven or twvelve feet in height, and taken
entire, presents quite a handsome appear.
an.-e. Standing in the biuryinir ground of
our eillage, in view of the Wolford Col
lege, near one of the prettiest parts of the
town, it will form one of the attractions of
the place. Contemplate it, if you admire
thra beautifuk, 'and if you have a heart. to he
touched wtitlh patiotism, read thme inaterip
Thlis young patriot wolunteered, at t lhe
age of sixteen, to bear, in port, the offer
ing of his country and the banner of his
Sitate to the fields of Mexico. Near the
gates ot'the city lie lost an arm ; and af'~er
uis return, the gratitude and obligation of
uis State was acknowledged by placing
him, to be educated, in the Citadel Acade
myr at Charleston. IHere, though hae en
te'red ignorant of his letters, he graduated
ni four years with the higiaest honors.
h~is health w as so impaired, that he shaort
y after fell a victim to his early anibition,
and died in July 28th, 1853, while oni the
search of health, at Spartansburg village,
caving no regrets beltind.
BAtD DED'rs.-IInnt's Merchants' Maga
sine advocates the passage of the following
is a law :
"Be enacted, etc., that all the laws for
he collection of any debt, contracted af
er the passage of fthis law, be abolished,
except where property so transferred to be
he only legal security on such debt."
The writer says that should this become
law, it would prevent seventy-five per
ent, of the bad debts now made, besides
ironmoting integrity and upright mercantile
The Spanish Revolution is progressing.
Efforts are being made to arouse the peo.
sIe in the interior against the Government.
DR. GUYSOTS I31PROVED EXTRACT
'F YF.L.:OW DocK AND SanAAPaRIL.A, put
p in the largest sized betles, contains m~ore of
he pure llonduras Sarsaparilla than any other
repasataion extant, which is chemically corn
ined with the Extract of Yellow Dock and the
intract of Wild Cherry, thus making the reme
ymore thoroughly efleent than any other Sar
apa rilla before the public. At theo same time
Sas perfectlyfree fronm all mineral poison., which
annut be said of any oither of the Saisaparilla
ompound s~. T1he invalid should beware ofpoi.
ens! Afercury, Iron, Quinine, Potash, Io
ine, Sulphnr, Arsenic, and many oilher min
sal anad metallic poison., en ter into and form
lie act~ve basis of mnost of the Sarsaparillas and
anac.-as of tie day. Guysott's Compound
sztran' 'if Yelloro Dock and Sarsaparilla does
1:1 ,?atunn a particle of these substances ; as
say "sne can ascertain by applying the necessa
Let all poisonous Sarsaparilla pre urations
lone, and se Guysogt's unmproved Lxtract, of
ellow~ Dock, and Sarsaparilta, which is thor
ugl faiupretyharmless, and purely
Eil See Advertisement.
The Earl of Aldborough and Holloway's Pills
-An astounding cute by this miraculous med.
ins after evury other means had failed. see
stract from hIs lordlsip's letter, dated "Yilla
lessina, Leghaorn, February 21, 1845. To
reesrHlway. Sir,-I beg to acquaint
on fihat your P111. have effected a cure of dis
rd.'r in say liver and stomach,- whieh all the
oast eminent of the faceulty~ax hiome .and all
ver-the Continent had not been-able to adie
nat, not even the waI~sirf ar r
[ tu. ti~ 4AbanotroVN"
Lig htning Conductors.
PLEAS&r read the following extract
from the Scientifc American a paper de.
voted to the' Mechanic Arts, Manufactures,
and General Science.
A STANDARD AUTHORITY.
" I have long considered a good light
ning conductor for Ships a great desidera
tum, and have employed a good deal of my
spare tune and money in endeavoring to
introduce into our Navy, and into ottr mer
cantile Marine, the Conductor of Sir Wil
liam Snow Harris, which in the British
Navy, n the lion. East India Company's
service and in some of the other Navies of
Europe has been adopted ; every ship in
the British Navy has Harris' Conductor,
and not a pound sterling nor a single life
has been lost by lightning since it has been
fully adopted. This is a fact which speaks
to the humane, as well as to that no smaller
class who look solely to their own interest.
The underwriters of New York have
agreed to make a return of 2 per cent. of
the premium on all Ships furnished with
suitable lightning conductors, they show a
regard for the cause of humanity and for
their own interests by making this return;
and it is to be hoped that all underwriters
will follow this good example, not that it is
the duty of underwriters to encourage these
means more than shipowners, but the con.
cession will have the effect to wake up the
owners of ships to a sense of their duty in
The owners of houses are no less bound
by the ties of Humanity or the promptings
of interest to protect their own and the
dwellings of their tenants, by furnishing
them with Otes' Patent Conductors which
can be obtained from the subscribers, the
sole owners of the right for this District
This is unquestionably the best Conductor
for houses ever introduced.
DIXON & COGHLAN.
Aug. 9, 1854 41 at
Eif" Watchman copy 3 times.
Palmetto Iron Works.
(LATE PALMETTO ARMIORY.)
THE proprietors of the above establish.
ment, having furnished themselves with
all the necessary ma vinery ani, ' for
conducting the FOUNDItY ANi) MA.
CHINE BUSINESS. together with ar
stock of materials, are now ready to con.
tract for the making of Stationary Engines
of any power, all kinds of Mill Work, Cast
Iron Fronts, Fencing, and other descrip
tions of Iron Work generally conducted in
a well regulated establishment.
Mr. GEORGE SINCLAIR will give
his supervision of al! work. Hia old friend.
and patrons will find him ready to furnish
all orders with despatch Persons desiring
to patroniae a home institution can be as
eured that their work will be done and
;warranted satisfactory. Our prices will be
:as low as any similar establishment in the
country, and terms liberal. A share of
puuic patronage is respect fully solicited.
VM. GLAZE & CO.
August 9, 1854 41 1t
AT THE OLD STAND.
THE CONCERN of'ISHElR H XlE
& f'O. having been clied by an entire
sale of their stock, the subscriber announ
ces to his old customers thbt heb will opets
an entire assortment of
O'n his own account. The exteunsive cred..
it given by FISHER, HOXIE & CCO'.
produced the necessity of closing this con
cern at com'iderable sacrifice.. I no*
propose to open a stock of NEW GOODS
about the 1st of September, at the store
formerly occenpied by Fisher, Hoxie & Co.,
No. 153 Richardson street, C~olumbia,
whlere I will be pleased to receive the calla,
of tmy old friends and other's dealring DiW
GOODS'of the best quality at' the lowest
prices. My terms will he
070ASII ON LY.g
For which I will give value received.I
will not1 be undersold by n ne
Aug. 9, 1854- 41 1 time.
PAUL T. VILLEPIGUJE,
COMMISSION and FO RW ARDING
CH A RLESTON, S. C.,
Sells Cotton. Grain, Flour, Bacon, and all
other ar tieles of produce.
Strict and rompt attention given to the
FORWA III)fNG of Goods and Produce.
August 9, 1851 41 tf
Two N EW STIL LS and WORMS carig
from 18 to 21 Barrel. Virgin Turpentine. Wr.
ranted by the maker for t welve months.
JOSEPH R. BLOSSOM,
Wihnington, N. C.
Auagust .9, 1854 41 3mn.
Francis R. Shackelford,
FAC TOR AND
CHAR LES TON, S. C.
TIIE subscribier respectfully calls the
attention of the Planters ofSumiior District
to the above Card, and solicits a 'hutre of
thteir patronage. The most satismactory
reference can be liven if required.
F. R- SHJACKELFORD.
Charleston, Aug., 9, 1854 41 4:
Beat Company No. 2.
IN pursu ance of ordlers from Hend
Q'marters you are hereby commande-t to
appear at Sumterville otn the 7th Septemn.
ber nex't for drill aid inspection, Corn.
missioned and non .com missioned officers
will appear on thte day previous for drill
By order of
T. Capt. Rt. A. CHA NDLER.
T.O'Cens~oR, 0. 8.
Aug 9, 16 4! td
117 Wmachaman copy.
Just Arrived and for ~Sal.
Fire-Sereets, Wind~w. Whade.
antd iNaturem, &c.
ogtt &$8.4 ~ 41 ta..