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Atfhirs inu the East.
A gloom hamgs over Europe at this
numenit, which we have now no hope
will be dissipated without immense
waste of life and treasure, and proba
bly disastrous social and political
change. Th Waithington Star pib.
lishes a l'tter fi-m Paris, ir the
reliability of which it vvueele4 in the
stripngete ter ims, of which the fallowing
is an extracet:
" Lorn Palneerston and Louis Na
polcon lave beens albnost inseperable
since- the former alightedl ILL the l 1tel
W inId sor. Their interviews haive re
suited in the decision to ntifiarl tle
standard of Polih, i uagarian mad
Italian Nationality, if Pruiszia aid
Austria hesitate longer to declare
uneqeiVuiocally against the Czar. The
probahilily is that teither the one nor
the othe, will eotasent to do this; inl
which cast. all Europe will be in arms
If this be so, it will be a very hold
game, for if once the genius of Revo
lut ion is let 'lose, it. will appear most
likely to fill aftil of* Louis Napoleon,
the pet of Revolution, and therefore
its most natural victim.
~M&France is apt Io exact nuccesiras the
Con(lition of favor to hr Revolutiona.
ry chief-, and tihe failure of the great
si-ge 4f Sebastopol would be a most
omitiois prologue to any attempt to
awaken the sense of* natilal indepen
denee amttong the cnnquered inatiis of
Europe. Th'le result oft this siege i,
beentinng mole and more doubtful.
The tele-graphic news by the Atlantic,
ten day s later than the freaign maiils
received by the Union, add neothing to
the chances of the Allies to recover
their aseendeney in the Crimea.
What these chances are, may there.
fore be eonsidered as fhirly set forth
in the fo1lleowing letter toi the National
litelligeneer, and ptiblIished in that
journial onl MoInday last.:
NEw Yon. December 9. 1854.
The Uion mt a i steamer hasarrived,
aid y4 w %ill see by her advices that
nothing decisive ha:d yet OCcurred at
Private advices by this arrival.
however, state that a Russian corps (Cf
thirty-live tiousand men, whit It had
been despatehed from Odessa, would
no doubt, be at Sebastopol previous
to the 20th of November-a few days
after the latest dates from thence.
Besides this, upwards of twenty
thousand of the Imperial Guard had
been forwarded by riilroad to Mos
cow, with orders to proceed with all
possible haste from thence to the
Crimea, and would probably reach
Sebastopol by the 1st or December,
as they took up their line of march
from Moscow very early in October.
The distance cannot exceed one thou
sand miles, and they already had, been
nearly six weeks en route. Besides
these, further reinforcements were
going forward from other point. of the
t: ei M.
The Allies were also rece'ving
reintreements, but they were those
which were sentL forward in small
junmbers, with a %iew to supply the
ordinary wat-e of the ecarnpaign.
None of those which were so urgenti)
called for by the Allied ccnanders
after the recent loludy batueis, had
vet.a;rriv'd. no4r was it probable ta
thecy co1.1(d arrive for eight or ten day s.
It thus appears that it is a race
bet'Aween the u'.sianes and thle Al lies
as to which i-hall n re iv~e the ear test
atnd thle eageat reineib reemtetts; :and I
am ver) innleht inehnetld to tmk thle
1usian-its weill keep alie-td ofi t he-m, Itor
Nichoilas has had atmplIe titie toC puit
immenCli-e mattises of t e opJs e inmtion~t
towuanis the a-e:Lat o ef w er, aendl t heough~
thte dlistancee thley ha~ve to t cave ri-ce me -r
his immeeen.,e einpie e arec ate very gr eat,
and with Inote blut tile old and oriina
ry meeans~ of tran?iipocrt, except, the
railhc aid fro m St. PeteLrSbunrg to
M(Csco w, s ill, when they onice begin
to atrivye in the Cerimea, they will
probeab l do see itt overw helmtiing niumi
besadin quick auceessioni.
I see ntineg b~y thbese late-r advices
whieh in I icat e a Ilarger rein tore-ement
to the Allies thean tit ty theousandi meet,
and the Rus.,ian corps I romc Odessa
wall ol it self be a set. C l' tee that, forte,
soi lar at, least as defe'nsire op eraios
are coniciened. Vi e miay well beliee
that N ichoelas is in earniet ini t his
war ws.hent he is setadie g ftann1 bib
capital his matgmieicci.t, hntpeltia.
Gueards, aeed that, he will tact lea e ani I
thinig tea chanice so far as n uinb/ers
The earlyv arrival of heavy reinierce
menits to thle All ies tiay saVr~ theine
freami expuliici frome the (3tieaea; beat.
under lie cir cuaiances of the caise,
and the great, likelih. od that R''ssia
probablly ine a few diays, certaintly in
a few weekska, wctill heave at. ieast, two.
hunidred thaousaned eni coietited
in andelte tarud Seibaste po)l, Ileaves but
little hopeje ol thle cap tutre eaf the crty;
for. by the prte-ett aidvices, they3
wvould( no t eaneke anay at tetan Lt ine t h
way ol ani tassult ntt the great bCody
of theira reinthareemenctts jointed ltem,
and could ontely dtaen nake stuch at
tempt ini case the R ussiias had not
beetn joiined by the ir reserves.
A winiter camaigna it, appears is t<
be the result, aud though, partieularl
at this distanace, it, is impo~ssible te
predict the course of events, none o
us should be surprised if the Russiaim
assumte the edTenasive atnd attack or
besiege the Allies.
The whole army of Russia and thc
entire enuergies of the naition can nuow
safely be directed uipgn Seb~astopol
as the season reneders eVery portion o
the Czar's territory inaccessible te
attack or molestation.
Toi this letter, which affords but
gloomty prospect, to the Allied caus'
in the Irimeaa, we must add the
disastrous ntews by ouar latest te
e-graphic initelligence, wichl report:
atani'e wreok. in - the iIleet and ir
the t ransport shipa, of France ini
iEngland. We do not pretend t0
answer-for the faithfulness of ihes<
reports, but considering the- wel
known peoils ofthe Black Sea, at thhi
season of the year, they. are, to 9a
the least, highly probable, and it mus
be taken into accotint of the general
chan'ces of the winter campaign, thal
the Russians .ro inarching into m
warmier, aid the Allies into a voldei
elinate than they are used to. Thi:
circuinsance told with frightf'ul pow
er against the French in the retreal
trot Moscow in 1812. It can hardl3
tail to, have its efibct in 1854.
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CHAIIL.STOx Dec. 18,
Cc 'oN.-To-day's inquiry r.eulted
in the sale of about 1000 bales, prices
so irregular as to defy quotations but
at the same time of a decidedly droop
ing character, extremes ranging from
6 1.2 a 8 1 2.
Proceedings of the Legie
We omnit this week the publication
of the proceedings of the Legislature,
the most interesting ofwhieh will be
found in our letters froi Columbia.
First this leason.
The first drove of hogs, numbering over
ano hur.dred head, arrived here tul Satur
lay. They may be found at CH94A's yard;
seven cents gross 's the osking price.
Mr. 'cKEn's BIl for remiodeling our
Free School System. has been so much
cut up in the llmause of Represenitatives,
ats to leave little expectation of anything
beinjr done with it save perhaps the *ip
po~iintmen~it ot aI Superintendant of Public
Schoiols. This ies howe'.er a most iimpor.
tant measure anid the Legislature may
be right *n letting that Ftep precede, fot
a wht Ic, any radical change fromL the
presitnt sy~.temu; delective as it is. wer
wotu~d nt see it altered, but after
thoirugh mvi~eatigaition and the cotllec.
lion of every aniurmiation on the subhject.
Should the Legisl.mture determiine to
appoint a Sumpermn enidant, we heartily
sf-con~d the nomtiniationl of a writer ini th<
Caurolin-s TIimes, anud hope that Mr Tuecx.
rln will receive lie appointmnent. Hie i,
the man for lie subject and will bring t.
its elucidation -zeal, abi ity and phiilafnthro
President CAL.DWEL.L, of the Soutt
Carolina Ra ilrioad has publiashed tho cor
responudenmce betweenm hiiiself andu the
P hosttmater General in relat ion toth
tranisportatiton of the mailus, which place:
the mnater ihus :The Railroad Compan:
demanded $2'37.50(, per mile, per aniiun
betweeni Charleston and Augusta anid a
'lie samfie raie from Branlchvi lle to Cohttin
bia. Tlhie Post otlice Depairtmnt olie
*237.50), per mile from Kiingsville to Au
Igusta, whmere the great imide are convey
ed, and $ 1001, per milhe from Columbia
Kmigsvith-. and the samte betweeni Chanrles
tonl andi Blr.mlhivileI, the lamst two rotute
being onily fir the tran-l.ortation of loct
To inis the P'residenmt of the Southm Ca'r
olina railroiad replies, t hat his airst <dleri
lie only otne, that11 cani be accepted ani
trips are imatfe damly by Mail Trains, n
twenity e ght trips weekly. Bietweel
Kmigsville andh Columbia we make thire
.trip' daily, one of which sends forward thi
Northernfrmil tivye hiouirs in advanice.
Whlile from Kmngavillec to Augusta flier
are onfly two trips a day perloimed,c
fourteen tripsa per week. The tinail froi
the City of Charieston we think canni
be termed a local mail. The businesst
the city itielf, with its extensive post
connfectionls. constitutes a large mnail e
vice, aiid the Havana and Key We
Mails also pass over our Road fronm Cha
leston fo Bjranchvile. We therefore cat
not accept the rate of compensation ye
propose for i lie service upon our road."
01)1h parties are firm and doubtless at
tuated by a neonse of duty. 'The cons'
quence of all this is, that on and after t11
tirst day of Jan.:ry next the nmails wi
have to be carried from Kmgetvillei
Slage coaches, a contract for which, it.
stated, has already beeni made. "What
all in there me connenn
COLwAINIA, Dec. 19, 1854.
DEAn LoGAN :-It was our intention t<
have given you a condensed account a
the proceedings and doings of the Legisla
ture for our last issue-, but unforacen cir
cumstances prevented. We were glad tc
see, however, that you did not suffer for
want of Columbia news,--our attentive
correspondent having given you a very
i interesting letter. We now take our turn
and will endeavor to fill op our onission of
last week by giving you a sort of genera
account of thinge and matters an they have
transpired within our knowledge. The
first two weeks of the session were taker
up in presenting petitions, accounts, ne.
mnorils, &c., and in r.eading Bills the firal
time, the last has been occupied in discuss
ing and disposing of Bi'ls of various in
tents anti character. Some of them of
great interest and. importance to our coun.
try at largo. The several Bills' u'pon th
subject of Electors of Presidont and Vice
President of the United States have all
been postponed and made the special order
for the first Tuesday after the fourth
tMonday in November 1450.
Mr. Cunaninghai's Dill, " To provide
for Batiks of fiscatmt and depo-it and t
define and imait the business, powers and
privileges of Banks," which has created
considerable interest and a good deal ol
talk and upon the principles of which, he
las written so mauch during the last sut.
mer, will in ]lI probability belost,.as-it- has
been reported unfavorably upon by the
Commaittse of the Whole. The lprposit ion
to establish a branch of the BaAnk of the
State at Sumterville seems to meet with
but little favor. It too has been reported
The Ball upon the Free School. Syattem,
proposed by Mr. Tucker, of Spartanburg,
has been discussed several times in Com
nittee of the Whole andi liam, at lasi, heen
issed with a good many essential nodifi
cat.ona. It created a gooJ deal of interest
anti mnuch discussion. The 13!, as it has
passed this House, provides the same per'
manent amaount of appropriation for Free
Schools a , was appropriated for tila( pur
pose for last year, with a clause empower.
ing tle Boards of Commissioners in the dif
ferent Districts to levy a Free School Tax
to the amonnt of twenty-five per cent upo'i
the general tax of each District should the
wants of the Diatrict demand it, and direct
ing the Comptroller General to warrant
ila said Board of Commissionera to draw
fron the State treasury a sunt equal to
that raised by such taxation to be applied
by thea to ila Free School wants of the
District. Thus making, in reality, an ad.
ditional appropriation for Free Schools,
equal to whatever sum the people of each
District may choose to raise by self-taxa
tion, for that purpose, within twenty-five
per cont. of the General -qx. -The
Bill aho provides fur a general Superins.
tendant of Free Schools, whose duty it
will be to.travel over the State anti super,
vine the Ianogement of the dfTerent
Bourdls of Comuaiutassioners and to examtaat
and sunggest impvrovemaaents in the diseap.
hate sand .ystems of a he dilyeret. tachere
aaad to report to the Legaslzature ate maan.
ner ini whaich thte montey has been expeatd
ed, thte progrtse maade and the wants oI
thea dafibrent portionas of the~ State ina thai,
respect. A Ball wlaich we sincerely haopt
ay lie perfected into a lawc.
The anext maoat imnportant Bill of the
sessiaon and fte one wlhicht has created tlhE
most diascaassioan andc feeling is thae "~ Bill t<
authorize the aid of the State to thte Blue.
Riadge Rail Road Comapay," to the
atmoatt of two mnilliona dol'ars,"-thais beintj
seveni kunadred aand fit ty thaiusaand dollan~
more thtan thec amo'unat of Boands of tha
Coampanay askedl to be guarhaateed by thae
State, at thec last. sesstoat. Thec presena
Ball asks for one amillion in maoney anad omu
mniilion to be' gu~tranteed on thte Bnds~ ol
thae Comapany-thec Compaany to relinaquisl
the million add a quarter guaaranteed oa
their bonds at the last session. 'This is
gre'at project and althtought we are ntot sat
istied fully of the propriety of the Stata
risking sot amucha money, yet we cannot ea;
we are oppaosed to the Bill. It will pas:
m a all probability. Thec result of the elec
aion for Governtor, on Monday last, yot
have in all probability heard; Gent. Adnam
was ealectedl on thte first ballot, On Wed
rnaesday last lhe was inaugurated and mada
a very stroaag and effective speech oat thit
occasion, Ie deprecated tlte too free us
oif thte pardoniang power anad thaoughta w
were upona tianes of danger anal ruain to th
Southa and proclaimetd himself ready t
stanad b', the haonor aand welfare ol his Stat
and the South to the last, and to any ea
tenat. Then Hall oaf Represenatatives pre
seatted quiate tan impousinig scene upon tha
icciastion. Th'le flk'r crowded wvith the firn
.and leadatg meat of our State-the Juadgea
riChanacellurs anmd Profesasora aand I e Senm
tairs tanda Reparesenttataives, besides an
diastinguishead vasatoars from othter States.
I 'Te j.gallery illied to overllowinug with tha
C beauty of the country, and the Speaker'
desk adornied lay such men as th~e Spetakt
'r haiaaself-thae Presidenat of thet Senate an
n the late Governor and the Governor elec
t 'rThe whole affair passed ofl in fiate style.
IThe day fixed for adjournmnent of th
-Genteral Assembly is Thursday next,
t o'clock, P. 31.
We must not forgot, in connexion wit
u these amatters, to ament ion that a Resolutic
has been introd uced by Mr. Cunninghaa
-to the effect thaat this General Assemib:
-approve of thme annoxation of Ctuba and ra
e gard it as an object; amuch to be desired.
li htas not comne up yet to be acted upon La
at the House. Whtat they may do in rean
is to it is uncertain. Thec business of ti
a session is being rapidly got through wit
by the day fixed for adjournment.
Columbia in geiting thinod out- day 'after
day-the racea-beJIng over we suppose the
few dio have rent*ained thut long to wit.
ness them will soon be wending their way
home and the place must thon fall back to
its usual and every day life. The mem
bar too are beginbing to think of getting
home, and we have no doubt all will be
glad when the 4y of depf#ture comes.-.
We earseie. are enziovu RIr it.
Cormipnadence of Ah* Banter.
Our Columbia Letter.
Coi.VVni& S. C. Dec. 18th.
Mesr.. EXdita.: The election for
Governor resulted as we anticipated)
in the choic of General JAmes; H.
Adams who W*s. electqd ,Almost Uifani
mously- hpving received 103 out of
147 votes cst lion. 11. DoTreville
of Beaufort! wrg ch';en Lieutenant
Governor. r :.statnent'.ofdr- -
ther Legislatlie proceedingsduring
thelast..wee:we refer -You , to the
Coluibia papers end your imnediate
We must iot omit to state that the
Bill.to grant1iid to . the . Blue Ridge
Rail Road Company passed the House
on Friday Eenning by a vote of 05
A3 es to 52 Vakys. That bill subscri
bes $1 000 000 to the enterprise and
guarantees k1 000 000 more. Mes.
srs. Mullins, - -Tucker, Winsinith and
others opposed the bill on the ground
chiefly that it would be a wasteful
es tavagant and useless appropriation
of the public money. The iunmber of
individual subscriptions does not
aIiioun t, to half a million -individuals
are afraid to risk their money in
such a quixiotic enterprise--whythen
should the State be called upon to risk
the people's niOney ? Moreover, very
little of the road is in South Carolina
and to be building railroads for the
benefit, of othir States will not pay.
That branch of the Road in South
Carolina-will cost an immense amount
in construction; Mountains are to be
tunneled-grades of 40, 50 and 60
feet to be used -a hilly mountainous,
and thinly settled region to be passed
through. True great things a-e predi
cated of this Road- --but we have heard
this cry of"increasing wealth," "coum
bined prosperity " before. Have gen.
Vloneim forgot the North Eastern liail
.Road.which was to make Charleston a
second New York I Where is that
Road 'now ? Where the trade it was
to con ve? to ui- IMttopbliAi ? Let
all. those tIhings be "remeinbered, and
be it b .rne in iiiid that, the advait
ages to be derived rou the :tr .
tion of that road will beinefit North
Cooitlina, Georgia, Tuessee, antd
Such is a~'ery brief epitome of the
arguments advanced against the bill.
Messrs. Meinuninger, Tr enholmn, and
the Charleston Delegation gene rally
supported the bill warmily and enthu
siaistical ly-predicting that Charleston
would become when the road was
built, a city second to none in the
Union. We would .respectfully sftb
mit the opiion thi at Charlestonianis
adopt some ,measures to prevent the
annual recurrence of that terrible
disease-the Yellow Fever-before
they speak so confidently of becoming
a second New York.
lion. A.P. Butler was on Thurs.
day last re-elected United States Sen
T1he Columbia Insurance Company
has, according toi rumor, smnashedl up.
A t a mieetinig of the Stocekh'lers. held
on Saturday last. the following resolu.
tions were'olfered and adopte~d.
Resolved, ThFat the condition of
the Columbia Insurance Comnpany re.
quires a suspension of it~s business, and
a strict exmination into its atliirs.
Resolvedl. Tlhact the Board of Direc
tors uand our Agents be instructedJ to
discontimue biumes# iat once, and to
Ssuspend fur the present, any further
payment of money on losses incurred
or- t beincurred; also, that notice be
given to ilil persons who are insured
in this edimripany, of the condition of
- the Compjany.
-Resolved. That. a Committee of
a T[in cc Stosqkhobl irs (tither th&ft direc
titos be appoinited to examiine into the
aairs of s.aid company, and report, to
an adjourned meeting of the second
SMoniday of Jaiiuary inext, a plan for
the finial settlement of the atlltirs of
said Cony pany.
W x. W au.AeE, Chai rman.
J. P. Southern Secretary.
Themal is closing and we must fin.
Tetelegraph announces the elec.
ion by the Know-Nothmings of local
h oflicers in 'various towns of Massachu
a setts. In Boston their candidate was
the present Mayor, Dr. J. V. C. Smith,
whose earnest, and courageous devotion
to the laws during the progress of the
Burns' case, made him particularly
obnoxious to the aboltionists. Thue
Union and other papers that have
d endeavored to create the belief that
e Know.Nothingism is only a phase of
h A bolitionismt will find this an awkward
sl fact to reoonnele with their ther.
Correspohiderefe of the Banner.
President's message-Adarn's Bill
Judgye Evans-Anti Slavery move
lion of Sandwick islandt ee &c.
WASHINGTON CIrr, Dec. 16th.
Editor. Banner: It would be usi
less for me to comment at this tim
upon the admirable Message 0o
President Pierce .whiph.. you will
probably.have published long befor
this reaches you. All parties seerr
pleased with its tone and te-nper
even the bitterest enemies of th
Administration can point to no objec
tionable feature in the entire docu
ment. It bears, throughout, an im
press of a truly American spirit--on
Lhat recognise* no seati6nal or party
Olivisions, but views us asa unitei
peopl forming a great and glorioui
Ubtibn .uch as was in days gone b3
id' shall be, we hope, forevermore
'The most irtportant measure yel
introdueed in Congress is the bil
proposed by Senator Adams of Mis
sisippi to alter the Constitution it
regard to ..aliens. At present any
foreigner:who has resided in the Uni
ted States five years, and complied
with necessary legal requisitions, car
become a-bonaftde citizen entitled t
all the rights and privileges that "na
tives" possess-except ing the holdin
af the Presidential Office. Mr. Ad
ais being a Southern Democrat and
uc(inected with .the mysterious,
KinowV Nothing order. has conmenced
the work (if reform by proposing tc
extend the duration- of residence tc
T~wenty One Years prior to becominE
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 on the same waters !
The bill introduced by Judge Ev
is at the last session of Congress tc
pr'ovide for a fill and final adjustment
>f claims of officers and privates wh
'ought in the Revolutionary war will
3e one of the first measures passed ai
his Session. Many of the claimant.
ire orphans and widows whose fath
ers and husbands struggled long and
well to achieve oie country's indepen
Jence, but went down to the grave ii
loverty and wat. Should Judge
Evans never :raise his voice in the
senate Chaumber again, the passage (1
that one act would render his nani
"a househ.,ld word."
A-little breeo Wprong. up in the
tiouse to-day in consequence of no
ice given by Mr. Mace of' lndiaint
hat he w, ild intro1uce a bill to ex
-lude slavery froin Nebraska mia
Kai'as. TI'Ik receit election in tht
latter territory resulted unl.avorab!-y
to the Albulitionists, hence this move
The su-!gestion that this Rlepubli<
act. as Mediator between the opposingj
bheligerant, European powers has
been favorably received and commnen
d,-d warmly by the Press geneally
What the re-ult of the war nowv goin
on will bie is unknown. And if LAu
Government by a timely interferenc
can save the expenditure of treasur
and loss of lifes that will inevitabi'
follow a continuance of the war, Ie
her do it-add ing to her famne as ai prc
gressive; liberty-koving Nation, th
glory of' a peacefuml Republic.
Speaking of "progress" reminds m.
that several new termritories will *it i
said, apply fo~r admission into the Un
ion at this Session. Those who ar<
an~ fit in po'litical matters also Stati
that apiplication fur annmexation to thi
Unioni will be nmade by the Kingc
the Sandwich [slands! Shall we nc
take a slice of China next?
The army is to be largely increase
in accordance with the reconmmenda
Lion of thme Hion. Secretary of Wu
Thme Navy too is to undergo niany a
terations and improvements.
Washington is quite lively at pro
ent. The city is well filled with Con
g'ressmen Office Seekers and loafer
The present Session of Congress bli
fair to be an , important anid intere
ting one and we will endeavor to kee
your readers fully "pooted up" in Col
H Y HPAELi E A L .
M AJRI cED,-Ou the evening of the 141
inst., at the residlence of Mariin Rhode
by the Rev. D. McQeoen, Mr. E.
SnAw and Miss LrmLs J. WuITWoR
all of Sumter District, S. C.
So friend ERY:N has Changed his life,
Anid taken to himself a neat, pretty wil
Long life to them bo'h-wvith all ofi
Peace, plenty and wealth-and numea
80,000 Bricks for Sal
by A. J. MOSES.
Dec. 20, 1854. 8 if.
Fresh Pie-Fruits and Pr4
serves for sale by A. 3. MOSES.
. Dec. 20. 185. 8 ,i.
For the Bannet.
SUMTERVILLE, S. '., DJec. 1e, 18..
Gentlemen of Clarenonh Oounty:-Icome
out in this manner to inform you that.cir.
cunstances of a private natufe will nial.
low me to be before you two years hence
as a-candidate for a seat In the State lAg.
islature, and thaving a willingness to serve
you in some way, I offer you my services
as a candidate for Tax-Collector at the
next election, and if eleated dq promise to
3 discharge my duty to thebest of my ability.
I am-youfrr moet respectfully,
0. P. 1S.ROY.
I Watchman pfease copy tf.
Dec. 20, 185t 8 tf
in Equity--Marlon District.
James J. Harilee, survivor, Foreclo
va. spre of
Josiah W. Moody, Hdkh-G. Mortgage,
Finklea, Hugh G. Haselden. &c.
In pursuance of a decretal order of the
court of Equity, in this cse, I will ofier
for e4le at Marion Court House, on Tues
cay the 'd January axt,: between the.
I usual hoaUn of sale.
All thst lot of land containing foutr and
three-tentlhs acres, situate in the village
of Marion, on the Wilmingtovt and aan.
chester Railroadgartdis boutded north by
said road, east by land belonging. toilhe
said road, south by land belonging to the
estate of A. L. Scarborough. and. west -by
the public road.
On the premises is a fine new hotel,
erected within the past year, 10(1 feet in
length, with ample accommodations and
all the necessary outbuildings.
This is probably the best lot for an eat
ing house on the rail ro id, being about
equally distant from both termini.
TERMs.-Por so much ns will pay about
the first instalnent on bond (thirteen
hundred dollars) with the accruing inter
est on $39i0 from let January. 1853, and
expenses of sale, cashi; for the balance, a
credit of one nud two yeare, with interest
fron t he day of sale. Purchasers to give
bond with upproved personal security, and
mortgage ot the premises to secure the
C. D. EVANS, Com'r.
Dec. '0, 1834 8 td
69 Likely Negroes.
BY A. R. PHILLIPS.
WILL be sold at private sale, in an en
tire gang, 69 likely .EGROES, accus
I tined to the cultivation of cotton and
provisions on the Congaree and Wateree
rivers. The gang consists of men, women,
boys, and girls, ot 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
of negroes were never offered in this or
any other market. A list of-thie above
negroes may be seen and all other inform
ation obtained by applying at m.y office,
in rear of the Cominerciaf Bank, Colum.
bin, 8. C. Terms liberdl,
Dec. 20, 1854 a ttj
Negroes For Sale.
Will be sold to the highest bidder on the first
Monday in January net t, about EIGHT LIK E,
LY NEGiOES, belonging to the Estate of
Charles W. Weitz deceased.
Conditions on c.ay of Sale
Dec. 20, 1854 8 td
A NDEICSON, S. C.
Membenlrs of the Faculty.
Hey. W. HI. Josessox, D. D., Chancellor.
*J. &co-rr MuISAa,
4' Mrs. MaarY E, DaSnte.
.lira EtIZA5Z-rn J. EDwaanDs,
Sirs. CAssANDSA ilasrELL, Instruct.s. in
Vocal and Instru~mental Music.
JAME IJACOs-rar, Prof.of Music.
Miss SASA na E Ovxar, Assistant Instructeae
in Draw ing in the Academical Department.
Mi,aw Cv vntA C. Fisutta, Tutress.
I The above Institution has been in operatIon
.for seven ye arm; for thme firmt five as a Seminary,
and for the 1a,-t two us a Uiniversity, establish.
t ed under a Legislative Charter granted in i8.
S52. Since it hasa been in operation, each suc
cemsives ye ar ham brought an increased number
- of pupils, and one hundred andl thirty-five have
been enrolled the present, sessio n. Its progress
in the confidence of ithe Public, boths in . this
and in other Southern~latem, has been gradual
i but continued, anal the board of Trrusteem and
the present Faculty of Instmuctors'who have
ibeen ideiitified wit hit for years, are determin-.
.:ed at shall continue to umerit aft increased
5Ia.t locality, proverbial for morality, health,
and frugality, recommaends it to Parents and
.Guardians as the place for the education of their
daug hters and wards. Out of seven hundred
Spupils who have been taught in the Institution
not a single death has occurred; and altahough
t te resntyea hsbeen noted for tepreva
lence of disease ihrouighout the country, the r
has not been at sinigle case of serious indisposi:
-. Tis institution, organized and conducted
on the University plasn, does not, prescrnbe a
- routine of studies, but each young lady is as
eigned such as are suited to her mind, And
placed in such classes as her acquiremuents
The course of instruction pursued is syste
matic, and extends fruta the lowest classes in
~- the Prinuary to the highest in the Collegiate
Dlepanment, upon thme completion of which
di lomas are granted,
to t hitaest elasd' itrueiltn inthe~h~
s is daily gaveu, without extra charge: the course
extending from the Rlienezimart to ILinear and
The Scholastic yaar consists of one SessIon,
which begins on the flret Wednesday In Ftrse
0- ary, and terminates the 15th November.-E
I There is no sacation during the Session..
I It is earneestly recommended that young
ladies should enter at the beginning of the
Session and continue to Its close, so that the y
Imay have the advantage of a thorouga co.ase
Pupils wi be received at any time during
athe hession,* anjs, except withun a month from
the Commencement, charged from the time of
hentrance to the close of the Session.
No pupil will be received into the institution
6, for less than a halt Session, unless she enter
J. alter thme Commencement of the second balf
', Board, includIng fuel, lights, &c., can be oh.
tained in a number ofrespectable private fai
Ilies at from $8 to $10 per moeith.
The rate of Tuition wilt be as follows:
1a' , "Scn " 25,0
'- Fourth " 1.0
r-Infant School Departmaent -.- -1.0m
Incidental Expenses,---- ------ .00
s. Modern Languages, - - - 240
Music on Piano, Harp, Guitar, or oth-.
e -r In-trument, - - - -40
Painting in Oil or Water Colors, Draw
ing, Enibroldery, &o. .- - 35.00)
Use at Mlusical Instrument, - - - -5.0
.. TJhe SessIon for 1855 will commence the
First Wednesday In lebruary.
For ihrther partleulars we invit, especial at.
tention to our Catalogues.
Dec. 20 18a4 8 I.
Returns her thanks to her friends and
patrons for their liberal patronage during
the present year, and would solicit a conz
oinuence of the same. the coining year;
Sho will resumn the duties of her schout
on the first Monday in January 1865.
Spelling, Reading -and . writing pd
q, qrter ,................ 64.00.
T e'hove with Geography, Grammar
PhilosophY. and Arithmatic ;i$6.00
IncludihX'g liro above with Botany ;no
Amtronomy, .-:.-. . . ( yL
French per -quarter .......6.00.
Dec. 15 1854. a. - t.
In pursuance of the: dirtiO. q( tff
Act of the Legislature in such case#T
named and .provided- an. eloction for Cert
of the Court for Sumter District will bb
held in the town of Sumterville, on the
second Minday in January next. Thf
Box will be o ne day oni
0. W. BRADFORD, Mana Me
ec. 20, 1854 .d
o gnau fed In t lh
'te o a C~
River, containing seven hundred and isev
erity" acrew. On the premi.se, Is 1 good'
Two-story Dwelling, wilh all necessarf
Oct buildings, all -in good repair. About
300 acres of land is unde r good fence.
Apply to the subscriber at Plowden'st Mille,
R. J. WITHERSPOUN'.
Dec. 13, 1854 7 It
A TEACHER to take charge of ther
Summeron Academy the entuing -year.
Salary, four hundred dollars or the re.
ceipts of the School. None n-eed appilf
unless well fecoumevrded,
W. W. BENBOW,
Chairman Board Trustees.
Wright's Bluft P. 0., Sumter District,
Dc. 13, 1854 7
13 Watchman copy. .
All persons having demands against the
Estate of the late John S. Bradford are
hereby notified to present the same prop
erly attested for payment, and those who
are at all indebted to said Estate are re
quested in make payment to
Stateburg, Dec. 4, 1854 6 4C
On the first.Monday in January next I
will sell at public auction in Sumterville,
five or six PRIM E NEGROES, (all men)
amng ;hemi is 'a fivai rate Blacksmith.
Tuxis.-Credit or 2 or' years, with
bonds, mortgage and personal security.
Inerest to tie paid annually. Purchasar.
to pay for all necessary .papers.
. VERMEH.LE BRADFORD.
Stateburg, Dec.4, 1b54 6 4b
Machine Shop. s
On the 14th ult , the subscribers assor
ciated themselves in copsrtsersnip, for
the purpose of conducting business as
Engineers, Machinists, BlacksimithR, '&c.
.Be ,ng both pramcticul and working me.
chaeis, we feel coihident of giving gen
eral satisfactioni to our emmployers, Good
workmenm wdi be employed to assist in
giving despatch to orders. We will fill
ord!ers for Castinigs, for owners of Steam
Mi-ls and others. In ishort, we will eni.
deiavor iiu meet the wants of our fellow
citizes in this part. of the State in the
above branches of business.
Our business wilt' be conducted under
the namie oft.COGILAN. & GAY.
A Whmeiwrighti and Gunwmath Simp is
connected with the estabhrmnt for the
accnmiodastin of customers.
Terms.-Cah ir. its eqtuvaen
ioi.RECH NUN GAY.
U P H O L S TE R Y.
FALL IMPORTA TIONNV.
H. W. INMANR W9
Corner of King and Berrisf'ord Street,
IMPORTERS OF FRENCH
INVIT'E TH15 ATTENTION OF.THg!
trade .and public genby'allj to'the exten.
sive and beaut hurl namotmenit o
SATIN DS J*IiNES-DA NEK""
-LACE AND M U LINCURTINRdf,
CORNICE~tA 4 g
which they ai recivingIQ'm p and '
American mrasufuotorjee, and ~hch they
WIIOLESALE AND) hETAIL..
at PRICES LOWER than amy other-,
house in this city.
II. WV. K. & CO..aereei
LAThs I'PARIS DESIGN O
TAINS AND DECORATIONS,6
kinds, and are enabled to produce work of
the best character and style.
Merchants anti Families will find it to~
their advantage to call, a. eaniry article in.
the CURTI'N AND) UPHOLSTERY
LINE can be obtained a' the above estab.
lishtnent, amnd at terms which cannot fail to.
ALL KINDS OP'
iNTERIOR DECOR A TIONS
executed, and PAPERS put up in superior
style by experienced workomen.
Dec.0,iM) '*> 6 4
A Call in Earnest
All peros lndebte4 to us by note, or se-.
count ptevtous .to tlip first of Jennear1last are
respectfually requested to make ..ueseo
W~e afe In want ofall ltssmeny thas ew.
lng'to us, and we trust this call will niot ho,
dimregarded. -- -' .
Bishhanyth Nor. tt 1e sv