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Aflhirs in the East.
A gloom haigs over Europe at this
muornett, which we have now no hope
will be dissipated without immense
waste of life and treasure, and proba
blv disstrous social and political
change. Thel Wa1shintonzuIl Star pillb.
li6hes a I. ttet fai'nn Paris, fir Ihe
reliabaility of which it venchei in the"
strini&e-t, ter ms, of which the following~
is an extract:
SLorti Palmerston an(d Louis Na
piton havie lien alinost inieperable
since the formier alightel at the liotel
Windsiar. Their interviews hiave re
suited in the decision i tp tinfr tle
standard tof' Plis.h, Ilutigarian aid
Italian Natimality, if' Pitissia aid
Austria hesitate loiiger to declare
unequivcally against the Czar. The
probabaility is that tiither the one nor
the o ho will ceiisent tip do this; in
wihici case ail Europe will be in arnis
It this be so, it will be a verv hold
game, filr if 'ince the geni us of' Revo.
lution is let lotse, it will npapeari niost
likely to fal afni to of Louis Niapoleon,
the pet of Revolution, and therefore
its4 liAt natural victii.
."mossFrance is apt to exact succesoal the
condition of favor top h, r Revolutitina.
ry chief-, and 1he failure of lie great
siege of Sebastopol would be a most
on1tIous poroflogue too alny attenpt to
awakeii I he seise of nat iotal itidepen
dence aniong the coniuered nat iins of
Europe. The esult t is sie ,.
be.;tinitg tut e and more diouittil.
The telegraphie news hy the Atlaitic,
ten da)s later thai the fo reign utils
recvived by the Uniin, add not hing to
the chances tit the Allies to recover
their asetideney in the Crimnia.
What these chances are, may there.
fore be coiisidered as thirty -e-t. toirth
inii the ioliwing letter ti the National
intelligenteer, uid Iulished in that
journal oni% Ailnday last :
NEw Yuoni. D~eeeinber 9. 1S54.
The Uiiiim rn I siamer has arrived,
a11(d yn wAill see' by her udv ces that
ntaihing decisive had yet occurred at
Private advices by this arrival.
however, stute that a Russian corps 4f
tmirty-five tmousand men, whit h had
beein despatehed from Odessa, would
no dtoubt, be at Sebastop rl pnvious
to the 20th of November-a few days
after the latest dates from thentce.
Besides this, upwards of' twenty
thousand of the imperial Guard had
been trwarded by railroad to Mos
cow, with orders to proceed with all
possible haste from thence to the
Crimea, and would probably reach
Sebastoipol by the 1st (f Deceiiber,
as they took up their line of iarch
from Moscow very early in October'.
The distance cannot, exceed one ithout
sand miles, and they already had, been
neurly six weeks en route. Besides
these, further reinforeements were
goinpg forward from other points of the
The Allies were also rece'ving
reinforcements, but they were those
which were senit. forward in, snaI
anun ibers, wih a 'iew to sjipply the
crdinarv waste of the canpaign.
None of those which were so urgent ly
c'alled for lay the Alflied eiiriumantders
after the recenit blody fbatties, had
ye .arri .ed to r w:., itj ifalei tlLn
th~ey c'oi.ld arrive fotr eight or ten days,
It thus appears that it is ai race'
betwee thi le ussianis and thue All ie's
as iio whieb shall ii cive the ear' iest
and~ the laeiget reitifoc'etienut.; :andi I
ain ver) inneh hwithoedi to thnk lie
Rei-,ianis wA ill ke (ft ahetadl ut tlie.e lio
Nichlalzs has had aanle tinte tea hut
ilineni"Le litinau of tr oop ii ietuati
towanils the -eat of 'A air, :niil thonyhgl
the distanace t hey hatve t tzav. rs.e m er
his irinenate et'ia~ i ecare' ate very gi ent,
and with nionie but the ol and irdiia
ry t~iacc i oft tinsprt. excet.i t he
rai ft'ad frie iui St. Peter..buiirg tio
Moicwcii~, s ill, wchaen thecy onitce b egini
toa arrivein th de Cairneoa, they will
p robaly dlo sit ini overwhlebaiing anueu
bers anid ini quick .succssionu.
I see ntinug by t hese later advices
which in licate a larger reiturezeiet
to fte* ie.s tilati fifty thlnisalid r iiten ,
at!i t le Is:-ian eorpas I rotia Odessa
will of liselff be a set tiff tea thaat ihree,
s.. far at. le'a'.t as tf'deeniveti oper tatins
are (cncetrnd. Vi e maiI well bliev e
that Nicholas is in earniest, in this
war uAlier ihe is sejaudit g f'oajn iaib
capital his mnagnitfier.t laanpestia.
Guards, tenal that, he will noat lea' e an zi
thinag to c'hantc'e so, far as nuister.-s
'lThe earuly ariivat (of hueavy re'in tibreeC
inlias toa thle Alles uiiav bari.t thlI
tilliaa 'X~alti It brout the Ca itta blut,
unde r the cii iantiistaellees oaf the case,
and theu great l ikelih ftcd thtat Russia
poafiablyi ini a few dJta, certainlyv in
a f'ew wi eeks, 'i ill hlave at le'ast two,
hutndred t huousand uien eoneenu t ate'd
in anald innd Sebpasti p ol, leaves but
little hopfe eat thle cap~ftire eof the ci ty;
fear. lay the fare'tent ad vices, flhey
would it''t !tatsii any at fetalltt iits tlie
way ot ant assault until thle great i ily
of thirt reitbreemenaits joained therin,
antd couild an ly theni tiake sneht at
tempft in case thte IRussians bad not
b'een joined by their researves.
A winuter' campaignt it, apeaurs is toa
be the result, and thotugh, lpartelarly
at this distanace, it is impljossile to
predict the course of e'vents, none of
us should he sutrprised if' the Russiaa
assume the taiflesive and attack or
besiege the Allies.
The whole armuy of Russia and the
entire enerugies of the nlatiotn cana now
safelily be. directed uappn Sebastopol,
as the season retnder's ever~y portion of'
the Czar's territory iniaessibie to
attack or muotestatiun.
Teo this letter, whicht affords but a
gleaotuy prospect to thte Allied cause
ini the tcrimaea, we mtust add the
disastrous news by our latest Lt
egraphic ititelligenace, whtich repoerts
atennis.v wraike in -the Us..c and in
the transport ships, of France and
Englatid. We do not pretend t<
answer-ior the faithfulness of thes<
reports, but considering the wel
known peifls ofthe Black Sea, at this
season ot the year, they . are, to say
the least, highly probable, and it mnusi
be takei into accotint of' the general
chaices of the winter canipaigt, that
the Russiats . ro tnarching into a
warter, and the Allies into a colder
clitmate than they are used to. This
circutmstance told with f'rightful pow
er against, the French in the retreat
Irogi Moscow in 181-2. It can hardly
t'ail to have its efli*ct in 1854.
THE8 UITHll BANNIl
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C'HALnSTom Dec. 18,
COTTo.-To-day's inquiry tesulted
in the sale ol' about 1000 bales, prices
to irregular as to defy quotations bit
at the t-ame tine of a decidedly droop
ing character, extremes ranging from
b~ I 2 ai 8 1 2.
Proccedinigs ofthe Legle
We omit this week the publication
of the proceedings of the Legislature,
the most interestiig ofwhieh will be
round in our letters from Columbia.
First this Season.
'hc first drove of hogs, numbering over
tue hrdred he.adt, arrivel here on Satuir
'lay. They may be lound at CutNA's yard;
;even cents gross is the isking price.
Mr. TUCiEn Il .. .. for ret1olelng our
Free School System. has bueen so much
cut til in the Iluuse of itepresentatives,
bein-z done with hi sav~e perhiaps the *lp.
pointmuenwt of a Su perintendantt of Public
Schools. Tlhis is hower en a most impor
tant mneasu miand the 1.egishaiture may
be right .0 ltetuiig that 51tep precede, for
a wht Ic, any radical chiange froma thme
presomit ay~i.-tem; defective a.s it is, we
won~d not see it altered, but after
thiorioigh mivestigautloln and theo collee
tin t every amloruiaan on11 the anubj.ec't.
Should the lAgislare tdetermiine to
appoint a Snpermn endanth, we heartdly
se'on~d the itnmination of a writer int the
t''arolirs TIimes, antd hope. that .Mr TlcKx
iln l receive I he appoinitmient. 11e is
the man tor' thle subject an md will bring to
its elucidation zeal, abi'.ity and philantihro
President CA1.nwE .r., of the South
C'arolitna Railroad has published the cor
resp~onidenice between himself and thte
P'ostmiaster General in reltion to the
trainsportati on of litho milIs. whicht pl aces
the miatter tus: TIhie Rtailroad Company
demanded $'237.50i, per mtle, per annmm
between, Charleston antd Auogusta and at
the same rate' Irom lranchiville to Co!um-i
bia. Th'Ie Post iutlice D~epa'rtimnt olfei
6237.51, per mile fronm Kmogsville to Au-i
gusta, where the great madil are convey
eii, and S ff91), per moile from Coluimbia ti
Kmiisv ih- anil the sa me between Chiarles.
toni andl Dra ichy le, lie last two rioutea
being only itor the trani-.ortationm of Iocal
'uTo iis the P'residlent of the South Car.
i'ioa ram lroad repllie'4, haut his first ollfer i
the only oine, liat cani be accepted anid
''Pmmt Chiirle.'ton to lBranc'hvtille, fom
traps are imade 41u3ly by Ma.il Trains, or
t wenity 0 glut t rips weekly. Bet weei
K ogsville andl Cohonhia wet tmake inrec
.rips dad iy, (ne1 of which sentd forwardl thc
No rthbern miaiI live hou rs in advaince. -
WVhile mrom Kmngavillec to Aug usta i here
arme ontly two trips a day perloimoed, oi
fourt een trilp 5lper week. Th'le mail fron
the Cimy of Charleston we think canntol
be termred a local madti. The butsiness o
the city it~ elf, with its extensive posta
conneiictionis, constittets a large maidi ser
vice, andc I le Illavana atnd Key Wecs
Mails also pass over our Road from Char
lesion to Biranchville. Wei therefore can
not accept the rate of comipensation yot
piropose for lihe service tupolintur road."
lhothi parties are firm and doubtless ac
tuated by a senise of duty. Thme conse
quence of all this~ is, that ott and after the
first day of .Jantuary next the mails wil
have to be carried from amntsvillec ii
Sta;;e couchles, a conltract for which, it. i
stated, has already been made. "What .
Iall is there mr eontnwrmun."
COLUMBaIA, Dec. 19, 1854.
I)AR LoOAN :-It was our intention t:
have given you a condensed account 01
the proceedings and doing. of the Legisl
ture for our last issue, but unforseen cir
cuinatances prevented. We were glad tu
see, however, that you did not sufbr for
want of Columbia newn,-our attentive
correspondent having given you a very
interesing letter. We now take our turn
and will endeavor to fill op our omission of
last week by giving you a sort of general
account of thing, and matters as they have
transpired within our knowledge. The
first two weeks of the session were taken
up in presenting petitionp, accounts, mue
norials, &c., and in r.ading Bills the first
I ime, the last has been occupied in discuss.
ing and diapouing of Bi'ls of various in.
tents and character. Some of them of
great interest and. importance to our coun
try at large. The several Bills upon the
subject of Electors of Presidont and Vice
President of the United States have all
been postponed and mode the special order
for the first Tuesday after the fourth
,Monday in November 18.%.
Mr. Cunninghai's Bill, " To provide
for Banks of dia.caurt and depo-it and tu
define and liit tile busines., powers and
privileges of Banks," which has created
considerable interest and a good deal of
talk aid upon the principles of which, he
has written so much during the last sun
mner, will in all probability belost, as iti has
been re'porte-l unfavorably upon by the
Coimnit tee of the Whole. The proposit ion
tap establish a branch of the BAnk of the
State at Sunterville seems to imeet with
but little favor. It too has been reported
The Bill npon the Free School- System,
proposed by Mr. Tucker, of Spartanburg,
has been d:meu sed several timies in Coi
mittee ot the Whole and has, at lasi, been
Iased with it good mnany essential modifi
cat.ons. It created a good de.l of interest
and tuch discussion. The Bil, as it has
passed this Ilouse, provides the same pese
manent amount of appropriat ion for Yree
Schools as was appropriated for Ilia( pur
pose for last year, with a clause etmpower
ing the Boards of Coninissioners in the dif
ferent Districts to levy a Free School Tax
to the amount of twenty-five per cent upo's
the general tax of each District should the
wants of the l)is:rict demand it, and direct
ing the Comptroller General to warrant
the said B'ard cA.mm;ssioners to draw
from the State treasury a sumi equal to
that raised by such taxation to be applied
by thei to the Free School wants of the
District. Thus making, in reality, an ad.
ditional appropriation for Free Schsools,
equal to whatever sum the people of each,
District iay choose to raise by self-taxa'
tion, for that purpose, within twenty-five
per cont. of the General -tqx. The
lBill ako provides fur a general Superin.
tendant of Free Schools, whose duty it
will be to travel over the State and super.
te managemien; o' Ime d:Wferent
Boluurdes of Coomussiner- anmd to exanoneia
amid suggest lillproiveinieis 12lt the discip
ine andl systems of i he dilrferenit. teachers
andl to report to thme Legislature the timan.
ner in which the mooney has been expend.
ed, lhe progreen made and the wan ts ol
Ithe dillrenit piortons of ithe State in this
respect. A Bill which we sinicerely hope
m iay be@ perfected into a lawc.
Thei mnext most implortant B1.l of the
session andl the one w hich has created thle
most disentssiona and feeling is the "Bill to
athorize the aid of the State to the Blue
Ridge Rail Road Coimpany," to the
aiimnat of t wo omillion dol'ars,"-thiis beingj
seven kuindred anid filty thiousand dollars
-more than thle aminoutnt of honds of thei
Complany asked to be guaranteed by the
Stame, at the last session. The present
Bill asks for oiie million in mioney. andl one
miiionui to be~ guaranteed on thea Bonds of
the Comipany -the Cr mpany to reliiih
the million add a quarter gnaranteed on~
their bonds at the last session. T1his is a
gzreat project anal altoghi we are not eat
istied folly of the propriety of the State
risking somuch mioney, 3 ei we ennot say
we are oppiosed to the 13ill. It will pass
im all probability. Th'le result of the elec
tion for Gaiverinor, on Monday last, youi
have in all probability heard; Gen. Adamni
was ieetted on the first ballot. On WVed.
mesday last lie was inaugurated and made
a very stronag and effective speech oii th<
occasioin. iedeprecated the too Iree usn
of t he pardoniing po)wer and thought we
were tupoii times of danger amnd ruimn to th<
SoauthI and proclaimed himself ready t<
stand b; the honor aiid welfare oh lisa Stat<
andl the Soumth to thle last, aind to any ex
tent. The fhlail o'f Represenitatives pre
senited pute ani imiposinig scene npon lth
occisioni. The Iloior crowded withI the lirs
.md~ lead Imig moen of 00nr State-thle Jn dges
Chiaincel lars .ad Professors anid tI e Senia
muors ;aiid Representatives, besides imn
distingiiehed visitors f romn other States.
Th'le tzailery tilled to overflowing with thi
heauty of the country, amid the Speaker'
desk adornedl by sucht men as th~e Spmeake
himsel-thie P'residenit of the Sena to an
the late Governor anti the Governor elc
Thue whole affair passed ofT in tine style.
Th'le dnay fixed for adjoturniment of th
Gemneral Atasemnbly is T1hursday next,
tm o'clock, P. 'ii.
We must not forget, in connexin wit
these miatterat, to mention that a Resolutmo
has been introduced by Mr. Cunmninghar
to the effect that this General Assonmbl
- approve of thme annexatiion of Cuba and re
gardl it as an obujecLtomuch to be desired. I
Ihas mnot come tip yet to be acted upon h
athe House. What they may do in regar
to it is uncertain. The business of thi
asession is being rapidly got through wit
by the day fixed for adjournment.
Columbia is getting thined out day'after
day-the race.-being over we suppose the
few wo have remained thu' long to wit
neas them will soon be wending their way
home and the place must the fall back to
its usual and every day life. The mem
bers too are beginning to think of getting
home, and we have no doubt all will be
glad when the 4%y of depfrture comes.-.
We eareelves are anxious ir it.
Correspondence of the Bauser.
Our Columubia Letter.
COLUMOJA S. C. Dec. 18th.
Missre. .diorws : The election for
Governor resulted as we anticipated,
in lte choicei of General JAmes - H.
Adams who was elected 6lmost unimi
nously. having received 103 out of
147 votes cast. Hon. I. DeTreville
of Beaufort* was chosen Lieutenant
Governor. 1or a statement of fdr
ther Legislative proceedings during
the last.eelW we refer -.you to the
Columbia papers andyour inimediate
We must not omit to state that the
Bill to grant'aid to the Blue Ridge
Rail Ro11ad Company passed the House
on Friday Ev-ening by a vote of 05
A) es to 52 Nays. That bill subscri
bes $1 000 000 to the enterprise and
guarantees 4,1 000 000 more. Mes.
srs. Mullins, . Tucker, W insmith and
others opposed the bill on the ground
chiefly that it would be a wasteful,
Otavagant and useless appropriation
of the public monev. The iunmber of
individual subscriptions does not
Iaiotiti to half a milionim-individuais
are afraid to risk the-ir iioney in)
such a qixstic enterprise--why then
should thu State be called upon to risk
the people's money ? Moreover, very
little of the road is in South Carolina
and to be building railroads for the
benefit of other States will not pay.
That branch 4of the Road in South
Carolina-will cost an imiense amount
in construction. Mountains are to be
tun:eled-grades of 40, 50 and 60
feet to be used -a hilly inountainous,
and thinly settled region to be passed
through. True great things are predi
cated ofthis Road-but we have heard
this cry of" increasing wealth," "coin.
bined prosperity " before. ILave gen
tiomoemn forgot tne North Eiastern Bail
Boad.which was to iake Charleston a
second New York ? Where is that
Road -now! Where the trade it was
to cove t'o our Metropulis ?- Let
all those things be -remenbered, and
be it b -rue iin minid that the advanat
ages to be deriveI fromij the inistrue.
tion ot' that road will benefei t North
Casoflina, Geoirgia, 1Teiaessee, and
Such is abery brief epitome of the
arguments advanced against the bill.
Messrs. AlIemmaingecr, Trenhohan, and
the Charleston Delegation generally
supported the bill warmly and enthu
siasticailly -predicting that Charleston
would becomie when the road was
built, a city second to none in the
Unioni. WVe would .respectfumlly sftb
mit the opinion thm at Charlestonians
adopt some meaasures to prevent the
annual recurrence of that terrible
disease-thec Yellow F"ever-before
they speak so conaidently of becoming
a second New York.
Hion. A.:P'. Butler was on Thur.
day last re-elected United States Sen
The Columbia lusurance Comnpansy
has, aceoading to rumor, smnashed up.
A t a meetmzg of the Stockholenm hueld
ona Saturday last the following~ resolu.
tions were olflered and adopted.
Resolved, T[hat the ceindition ol
the Columnbia Imusuranace Comapanmy re.
quires a susp~enasioni of its business, and
a strict. exam ination intto its allairst.
Resolv'ed, 'That the Board of Direc
tors antd our Agents be instruicted to
d iscomnme bumsmaes~s at once, and to
susapenad for the present, any fuarther
p)aymenit of maoney on losseat incurred
or' tb beinacurred; also, that notice be
given to aill personms who aire insured
Re.iol'ed Thnt. a Committee ol
'Tinee Sto,'kholders (other thaba diree
tors be appioinated to examnine' into the
allaairs of said~ comtpany, and report to
an adjourned meeting of' the second
Monday ol January next, a plan toi
the linal settlenmnt of' the atllhirs o1
WM. WV AuIAcS, Chal irman.
J. P. Southern Secretary.
Th ail is closing and we must fin
T 'ho telegraph announces the elc
tion by the Know.Nothings of loca
a officers in -various towns of Massachun
Ssetts. In Boston their candidate wa:
1the present Mayor, Dr. J. V . C. Smith
whtose earnest, and courageous devotio
to the laws during the progress of th<
-Burns' case, made him particulari
Sobnoxious to the abol.tionists. 'rl
VUnion and other papers that havy
dl endeavored to create the belief tha
C Know.Nothingismn is only a phase t
h A bolitionism will find this an awk war<
d1 fact to reoomelin with their thery
Correspotideside of the Banner.
Presidents message-Adam's Bill
Jucdge Evans-Anti Slavery move.
tion of Sandwich islandj &e. &c.
WAsHmo-ToN CITY, Dec. 16th.
Editoro Banner: It would be u4e
less for me to comment at this time
upon the admirable Message of
President Pierce which you will
probably'have published long before
this reaches you. All parties seem
pleased with its tone and temper
even the bitterest enemies of the
Administration can point to no objec
tionable feature in the entire docu
ment. It bears, throughout, an im.
press of a truly Americanm spirit-one
that recognizes no seetional or party
divisioAs, but views us as a united
people forming a great and glorious
Union such as was in days gone by
aid shall be, we hope, forevermore !
The most in'portant measure yet
introduced in Congress is the bill
propised by Senator Adams of Mis
sisippi to alter the Constitution in
regard to .aliens. At present any
fireigner'who has resided in the Uni
teJ Stateos five years, and complied
with necessary legal requisitions, can
become a-bonafle citizen entit'ed to
all the rights and privileges that "na
tives" possess'excepting the holding
of the Presidential 01ice. Mr. Ad
ais being a Southern Democrat and
uicotnnected with .the mysterious,
Kiiow Nothing order has commenced
the work (if reform by proposing to
extend the duration of residence to
Twenty One Years prior to becoming
a citizen. His bill has been fiercely
assailed but as ably defended. Should
it pass, look out for a gale in the sea
of politics-if it, be rejected expect a
tempes, in the same wraters !
The bill introduced by Judge Ev.
ains at the last session of Congress to
provide for a full and final adjustment
of claims of officers and privates who
fought in the Revolutionary war will
be one of the first measures passed at
this Session. Many of the claimants
are orphani and widows whose fith
ers and husbands struggled long and
well to achieve one country's indepen
dence, but went down to the grave in
poverty and want. Should Judge
Evanus never ^raise his voice in ti
Senate Cha!mber again, the passage of
that one act would render his name
"a househ.,ld word."
A little breece sprung up in the
louse to-day in consequence of no
tiee given by Mr. Mace of Indiana
Ihat he wouhml! iniitroduce a bill to ex
elune sla~very friim Ne~bras..ka anid
ha. ase. Thei recent eltection ini the
latter te rritry r.esuItedi un:avorably
to the Abolitionists, henee this move.
The su*gestion that this liepublic
act as Mediator between the opiposiing
hellige rant, European powers has
been favorably received and commen.
d.*d warmly by the Press gente ally.
What the re~ult of the war nowv toing
en will be is uinknown. Anud if oum
Government by a timely interferenuce
can save the expenditure of treasuire
and loss of life that will inevitably
fo.llow a continuance of the war, let
her do it-adding to her fame as a pro
gressive; liberty-.loving Nation, then
glory of a peaceful Republic.
Speaking of "progress" reminds mec
that several new term itories will 'it is
said, apply for admission inito the Un
ion at this Session. Those who arc
unifiti in poili tical inatters also Stati
that aje'l iention for annmexation to thit
nuion will be made by the King o1
thec Sandwich Islanuds! Shall we nol
take ai slice of China next?
The airmry is to be largely increase<
in accordance wvi th the recomnmenda
tion of the lion. Secretary of War
The Navy too) is to undergo miany al
terutions and improvements.
Washington is quite lively at pres
ent. The city is well filled with Con
gressmen Office Seekers and loaferm
T1he present Session of' Congress bid
fair to be an ,important and interes
ting one anid we will endeavor to kee
your readers fully "pooted up" in Cor
H Y i EH EA Lt 5.
MAnnuiF.D,--On the evening of the 14u
inst., at the residence of Martin Rhodeu
by the Rev. D. McQen, Mr. E..
SnA w and Miiss LIu.rUs J. WnrrTwonT
all of Sumter District, S. C.
So friend Envms has changed his life,
.And taken to himself a neat, pretty wif<
I Long life to them bo' lh-with all of ii
m Peace, plenty and wealth-and numnei
80,000 Bricks for Bali
by A. J. MOSES.
Deoc. 20, 185t. 8 if.
Fresh Pie-Fruits and Pre
s erve. for mal, by A. i. MOSES.
Dloc. e0. 1854t. 8 i f.
For the Banner.
SUMTERVILLE, S. C.. Dec. 18, 184.
Gentlemen of Claremont County:-1 come
out in this manner to inform you that cir.
cumostances of a private natute will nal.
low me to be before you two years hence
as a-candidate for a eat In the State Leg
islature, and taving a willingness to serve
you in some way, I offer you tny services
as a candidate for Tax-Collector at the
r.ext election, and if elected do promise to
discharge my duty to the beat of my ability.
I am yourer moat respectfully,
0. P. lifcRO1Y.
5 Watchman please copy tf.
Dec. 20, 1854 8 tr
In Equity---Marion District.
James J. Harilee, survivor, Foroclo
ve. sure at
Josiah W. Bloody, Hdkhi G. Mortgage,
Finklea, flugh G. Haeelden. &c.
In pursuance of a decretal order of the
court of Equity, in this case, I will offer
for sale at Marion Court House, on 'ues.
cay the Id January next, between the
usual ltours of sale.
All that lot of land containing four and
three-tenths acres, situate in the village
of Marion, on tile Wilningtett and Man
chster Railroadj att is bounded north by
said road, east by land bolonging to the
said road, south by land beloiging to the
estato of A. L. Scarborough. and west by
the public road.
On the premises is a fine new hotel,
erected within the past year, 10 feet in
length, with ample accommodations and
all the necessary out buildings.
This is probably the best lot for an eat
ing house on the rail ro -d, being about
erqually distant from both termini.
'I'EnM.-For so much as will pay about
the first instalment on bond (thirteen
hundred dollars) with the accruing inter
est on 4190J0 frin 1st January, 185:, and
expenses of sale, cash ; for the balance, a
credit of one and two years, with interest
from t he day of sale. Purchasers to give
bond with approved personal security, and
mortgage ot the preiises to secure the
C. D. EVANS, Com'r. -
Dec. '0, 1834 8 td'
69 Likely Negroes.
BY A. R. PHILLIlPS.
WILL be sold at private sale, in an en
tire gang, 69 likely NEGROES, accus
toined to the cultivation of cotton and
provibions on the Congaree and Wateree
rivers. The gang consists of men, women,
boys, and girls, at which there are but
three over forty, aud five under six years
old, the balance between ten and thirty,
and n large proportion between twelve and
twenty years old. A more desirable gang
at negroes were never off'ered in this or
any other market. A list of the above
negroes may be seen and all other inform
ut ion obtained ly applying at my office,
ini rear of the Connerciaf B.nk, Conmm
bia, 8. C. Terms liberal,
Dec. 20, 1854 t tij
Negroes For Sale.
Will be sold to the hligthesi bidder onl the first
Monday in January nex t, about EIGHT LIK K,
|L NLiCmLS, belonging to the Estate of
Charles W. Wetls deceased.
Cunditions on c.ay of Sale
Dec. 20. 1854 8 td1
A NDElcmON, S. C.
Renamhers of the Facualty.
Revr. W. It. Joassor,, D. D)., Chancellor.
'J. &coT Mua~ tA ,
Mrs. alARY E, DANIEL.
SMirs ELItZAB-ru J. EDWARDs,
flrs. CAssANDNIA IIORsTEi.L, Instructes. in
Vocal unda lnstrumnentat Music.
JA'St i coN, Prors. of Music.
Mis. SAmA aaEF, O v E B Assistant instruciesg
in lDraw inig in thme Acadenmial Department.
The above Insatitution lias been in operation
for seven ye ars; for the first five as a~emuinary,
and lfor the las.t two as a University, etbtish
ed undaer a Legislative Charter granted in 18
52. Since it tas been ini speration, each suic
cessive year lins brought ana increased number
oif pupits, and one hundred andl thirty-five have
been enrolled the pre..ent ,sessio n. Its progress
tin the con fidence of thle Public, both in ibas
andl in other Souitherin States, has been gradual
but continned, and the board of Trustees and
the preseint Faculty of Instructors'who have
been identified wit hit for years, are determin
ed it shalt continue to merit art increased
It. locality, proverbiat for morality, health,
adruaiy, recomimend, it to P'arents andl
Guriasas h place for thte educ-ation of their
diaughtersa and wards. Out of seven hundred
pupils who have been taught in the Institution
nouat a siingle death lhas occurred; and ailthmough
the present year has. been noted fur thle preva
lence oif dliseatse thlroughiout time country, the r
has not beeun a sinmgle case of ssrious indisposi.
- This~ instituition, organized andl conducted
on tile University pila, does not prescrithe a
routine ofatudiesa, but each young faady is as
eigned sucht as are suited to her ind, and
placed in suach classes as her acquiremtents
ITle course of inIstruction ptursued is syste
matic, andl extends frot the lowest classes in
ithe P'rimuary to thet highest in theO Collegiate
. Department, upon tihe compiletion of whsich
digdlomas are gruated,
Phiroutght tile whloleucoure, frorg the Ipwest
.to tile hlighelst classes,' istructiun in d'rawli
a is daily givena, 'w uhut extra charge; the course
extending from thle Rudiments to Linear and
- Perspective Drawing.
The Scholastic yaar consists of one Session,
wahich begins on the First Wednesday in Febrs
ary, andl termninates thle 15th Nuveritber.
Thefare is no I alcationl during the Session.
It is earnmeestdy recomamended that young
ladies shotild enster at tile beginning of the
Session and continue to its close, so that they
may have thleadvantage of a thorough course
Pupils will be received at any time during
time Session, and, except wvithlin a month fremn
the Commencemnent, charged from tile timte of
entratnce to thme close of the Session.
No pupil will be received into the Institution
afor tess thanat a hall Sessioni, ulestis she enter
after the Commweement of the second half
Board, including fuel, lights, &c., can be oh
tainied in a number of respectable private fami
lies at from $8 to $1t0 per mlointh.
Th~le rates of Tuition will be aa follows:
In the Collegiate D)epartmnent - - - 640,00
Int the Acatdeinical " First Class, 30,00
5 4. " " Second " 25,00
" " " Third " 20,0u
"' ' Fourth "i 15.00
Infant School Department - - - 10.00
Incidental Expenses, - ---.00
. Modern Langutagea, - - - - $24.0C
Miusic on Piano, liarp, Gtuitar, or oth
er Instrument, - - - - 40.0X
Paintitig in Oil or Water Colors, Draw.
ing, Emabroidory, &c. - - - 35.00
Use 01 Mlusical Instrument, - - - 5.U(
The Session for 1855 will commence thme
First Wednesday in I'ebruary.
For fluher particulars we Invite especial at.
lention to our Catalogtue.
Diec. 20, 18154. 8 It
Returns her thanks to her friends said
patrons (or their liberal patronage during
the present year, and would solicit a conc
linuance of the same' the coining year
She will resumn the duties of her schoul
on the first Monday in January 1855.
Spelling, Reading and writing per.
The 'Vhave with Geography, Grammar
Philosophy, and Arithisatic . ;$6 00.
Includitig fie above with BJousny and
Astronomy, ;... . . .......... . y.(0.
French per quartur .......0.600;
Dec. 15, 1854. 8. 9t.
In pureuance of tlhe: diretiaef. of tlW
Act of ti.' Legislature in such cased
named and provided- an, election for C er -
of the Court for Snmter District will b#
held in the towni of guinterville, on the
second Monday in January next. The
Box will be opdir one day only.
J. J. KNOX, -
G. W. BRADFORD, Managers
Dec. 20, 1854 M td
LEtnd for Sale.
*AVALUABL& tra bf itl$~1tt!~
tlro iesitua~teol in teFki1lc
tid for rie n r ) ace,
River, containing seven hundred and sev
enty' acres. On the prem isea is a good
Two-story Dwelling, with all necessary
0ot buildings, all in good repair. About
300 acres of land is unde r good fence.
Apply to the subscriber at Plowden's Mill
I. J. WITHERSPOON.
Dec. 13, 1854 7 Pt
A TEACHER to take charge of the!
Summerton, Aeadeniy the ensuing -year.
Salary, four hundrea dollars or the re
ceipts of the School. None need apptf
unless well tecommnerrded,
W. W. BENBOW,
Chairman Board 'Trustees.
Wright's Bluff P. 0., Suinter District,
o-Dc. 13, 1854 1 at
Kr Watchman copy. .
All persons having demands against ther
Estate of the late John S. Bradford are
hereby notified to present the same prop.
erly attested for payment, and those who
aro at all indebted to said Estate are re.
quested to make payment to
Statebarg, Dec. 4, 1854 6 4&
On the first Monday in January next I
will sell at public auction in Sumterville,
five or six PRIM NEGROES, (all men)
amoig them is a first rate Blacksinith.
TamRs.-Credit o l2 or' 3 years, with
bonds, mortgage and pertonal security.
lne rest to lie laid annually. Purchasers
to pay for all necesAny papers.
. VER.\lELILE BRADFORD.
Stateburg, ec. 4, 1054 6 41
Machine Shop. .
On the 14th ult , the subscribers asboib
ciated themselves in copartneranip, "for
the purpose of conducting business as
Engineers, Machinisis, Blacksmiths, '&c.
Be ng built pr.ctical and working mue.
chaan~cs, we teel ennhdent of g iving gen
eral satisiaction, to our emnployers, Good
workmen w!~ bc e;;;pinycd io assiai in
giving desp~atch to orders. We will fill
ordners for Castings, for owners of Steam,
Mi is and otthers. In short, we wvil en.
deavor to meet the wants of onr fellow
citizetns in this part or the State in the
above branches iii business.
Our buisineiss will be conducted under
the name of COGilLA N & GA Y.
A WVheelwrighmt and Gunmsm.tha Shop is
connected wilth the estabbishment, for the
acc.inimodationi of customieru.
Termos.-Cashi or its eqivalent.
- T., J. UOGHLAN.
WVil. & anR.R. Depot, 8mmterville.
iDet. 6, 18.54 6 3t
tI7 Watchiman copy.S3t.
FAILL IMPO.RT A TIONS.
H. W. KINSMAN CO.s
Corner of King and Berrisford Street,
IMPORTERS OF FRENCH
INV[TE THUE ATTENTION OF.THE
trade and public geno'rally to-the exten
sive and beaut li assortmient of
SATIN DE LMNS-DMSD
LAC E AND MJUSLIN.CURTAINR,
CORNICES, BApiDS Ali ikk.
which they are receiving from ITaiope and
American mauiufactorie, said which the)
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL..
at PRICES LOWER than any other
house in this city.
11. W. K. & CO.. are reoeivitig the. ~
LATESi P'ARIS DESIGNS FOR CUR
TAINS AND D)ECORATIONS, oh alL "
kinds, and are enabled to p.roduce work of
the best character and style.
Merchants andI Famtilies will find it to~
their advantage to call, as every article In,
the CURTAIN AND UPH1OL.STERY
ILINE can be obtained a' the above estab.
lishmnent, and at terms wich cannot fail to,
ALL KINDS OF
iNTERIOR DJECOR A TIONS
executed, and PA PERS put up ini superior
style by experienced workmen.
Dec.6, 854 ~6 '' 4t
A Call in Earnest,
All paersn indlebted to uis by note, or a..
count previous to the first uf Jqcnaar at are
respectfully requested to mnake ,umdiate pays
We ame In want of all the.etmney that is ow.'-'
ing to us, and we trust this call will not1 be,
ROGERS h aSPFNCECR.
Blishnsvaliea Nor. it time. - :S r