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- EDITORS:
S. RICHARDSON, JR.
F B. IIAYNSWORTIT.
WEDNESDAY,- FEB. 7, 1855.
Agents ter the Banner.
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pointed Agents and are authorized to re
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'Sumter'Banner. Any person withing to
become a subscriber to the 14anner, by
handing thein their name and address will
have the paper forwarded promptly.
They will alsosee to forwarding all ad
verising business connected with the
paper.
W. W.WA.Ka JR.,..Clumbia S. C.
S. W. WHITAKER,..Wilmington, N. C.
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for the Banner.
PZJl Persons witshingr to see us tpont
business connected with the Paper or Lnaw,
can find us at any hour during the nay,
at our office, just back of SoloMoMNs' New
Store. I- All letters addressed to the
Banrer must be pre-paid to insure atten
tion.
E Daellimag.
On our outside, this week, will be
found an article on " Duelling " writ.
ton by the Senior Editor of this pa
per. It was intended for our inside,
but its length,and a pressure of other
* matter have unavoidably placed it
where it is. It is written against this
barbarous custom, and we hope all
of our readers will read the article and
prorfit by it.-Junior Editor Banner
FELLOW CITIzEN:-I have disposed
of my interest in the Sumter Banner to
Mr. JOHN S.; RICHARDsON Jr., who is, by
our arrangement, entitled to all the pro
ceeds of the Paper from the let of Jannia
ry 1855. In parting with my portion
I desire to say that I have done so solely
from a sense of right. Having been dis
'abled by an accident which befell me,
early in the past year, from taking any
part in the management of the concern,
and from assisting to advance the interests
of ihe -paper, and one which will probably
disable me from doing so for some time
to come, I have thought it fair and right
that I should take no part from the pro
ceeds of the office, but that they should
belong to him whose labor and time has
been expended in acquiring them. I
have therefore sold to him my whole in
terest in tho Paper. arnd -in taking my
leave of it, I desire to recommend the
BANNER to all whom I can at all influ.
once' to subscribe for and patronize it.
I still feel a denn interemt in its aineess
and the success of my friend and former
copartnqJ.
WM. LEWVIS.
HAVING purchased Mr. LEwIs' interest
in the Banner, it is perhaps right and
proper for us in noticing thre fact, to give
at least some assurance to the Public for
its future conduct and management.
During the year past, for which time
we have been connected with the Banrner,
it 'has been to us a labor of love, not
- * unattended with cares arnd disappoitmrents
as wvell as wvith pleasures, to do what we
could to make our paper a pleasant arnd
*instrrrctive visitor to every family into
whose circleft might find its way. Many
circumstances, however, conspired to pr6
vent us from bestowing upon it that care
and attention ivhich is so necessary in or
der to accomplish this object. The calls
upon one's timne, care and rttentioni hv a
sick family and the unavo able aibsertce
from home during the past summer, wvitht
many other like circumstances, in a groat
measure disabled us from doing what we
miight have done, arid desired to d~o for the
amusement and instruction of our readl
era. But we flatter ounrselves that wvith
the assistance of our able co-editor anrnd
with renewed zeal and increased efibrts
upon our part, we shall hiereatter present
Se our readers and the Public a sheet with
-better clairris to a portion of their patron.
ago and favor. With this assurant.e, to.
gether with-a promise (which the troruble
and expense we have been at to repair our
*Prdsiaand reft up our office would war.
rent us In making) of a neat, arnd, as far
as typographical appearance goes, a dis
-tirnct and readale paper, we send out the
Banner among its old and tried customers,
a bahdidate for increased favor and patron
age. We hope it may find a warm weel
,JorI from all its former friends, and re
Ceive from them as many introductions to
ineus supporters as possIble.
J. .RICH ARDSON, Jnt.
- MONDAY LAsT.-Our friends in the
country espect us to notice the items
or sale day,, which are, we are happy
t.ol wievery few. The property
od-brought Its full value and negroes
-werdin demiand ; an utmsual number
6f -irn were in town ; much butsi,
~nesgtransette4 and the day ended in
airdrderly, quiet and reputable mani.
. ptia on~may it always be.
orsos ho undertakes to0 raise
-. y~ug~dalising others, might
I ownu QDA whfeel barrow and
lmaelf,
a~ tf th' Sandwich
Isi . 5LhEof"December
Mi. em eue 5,J 4 bit
Kansias amid Slavery.
The lion. P. S. Uitooxe has for
warded to us a pamphlet containing a
letter from General STRINoFELLOW, a
citizen of Missouri. directed to Mr.
Baooxs and other members of Con
gress. It is an answer to etquiries
umado by themr in relation to the pros.
lwcts for slavery in that territory.
'ie gives some plausible reasons for
tihe opinrioir that Kansas will clude the
grasp of the abolitionists. One is the
natire of the country. It is composed
of prairies. Wood is to be fcund
only along the streams, and therefore
small farms, from the increased
amount of fencing they require, are
impracticable. The labor of breaking
up the soi! i a great difliculty in -the
way of a poor man. Ile says that it
requires two hands, and at least six
yoke of oxen. These must be owned
by the settler, because every man will
need his owi force. lie asserts that
the people of Missouri are awake to
the danger of having an abolition
State in their rea-. and that, to secure
tihe establishment of slavery in Kan
Sas, they will, if need be, make their
homes there. le gives the late vote
for a delegate to Congrese, which
stood thus-for WIITFIELn 2258 ; for
WAKEFIELn 248 ; and for FI.ENNEKEN
305. The qistion was slavery or no
slavery ; and the pro slavery candi
date received more than four fifths of
the whole vote.
We have given but a meagre sketch
of this letter. Thus far. in spite of
the deluded fanatics of the North,
Kansas seems to be safe. With slave
ry as a territorial institution, and
slaveholders the first citizens, and the
moulders of publie sentiment; see] Lided
by position from direct anti-slavery
influences and ofl'ring no inducements
to poor settlers, it may, if its soil be
as rich and productive as it is repre.
sented, invite pro slavery immigration
to an extent sufficient to secure it to
Southern interest. But if this be the
result, it will be long in accomplish.
ment. Millions of acres spread
themselves oit, invitingly, in the
South and West, where the institution
is established and the rights of the
o%1n w are secure, where the climnt .
is more genial, the soil as rich, the
productions mom remunerative and
the expenses of living less. It is bul
reasonable to expect that thither will
tend t.be great stream of migratio.
Kansas cannot grow ip to mtuurity
as a slaveholding State with tire rapid:;
ity which has characterized the free1
States. Those opposed to slavery, in
view of tile difficulties presented there
to free labor-, may stay away ; but,
on tha othelr hand, slaveholders, in
view of more desirable localities, will
pass by it. We areo not meh imn
pressed with the audvanumnge to SouthI.
ern interests of General S-ralo-L
Low's dernier resort. Missouri has
but few slaves in comparison wvith the
Southern States, and if Kansas ean he
nade a slav-e State only lby Missouri.
ais going over in suflicienit nietibrs to
control it, the inusti tution t here may
>~e left without dlefenmders, anid Missou
ri, undler Bentonianm lead, go over to
bhe Abolition North.
Tin-ELmonen.--Conugress scoems
to be tired waiting on steam. Ever-y
thdng but lightninrg is too slow for this
age ;Cand. leaving for a while the Pa
cific Rail R~oad, the coinst ruct ion of
which would require years, and( tirns
portation over which when built would
require days, Conigress is now fbr
starting the.. Lightning Expr-ess fir-st,
therec beinig time enough af'ter- that, to
make arrangements for that slow
coach, steam. We hail the move menit
We ebiafei at the delays in the Eur rope.
an maiils. WVe of this continent are a
fortnight behind the times. Seb~asto
pol maty two wveeks ago) have been ini
r-uins, or the allied forces ini a seam.
per, all Europe roused up foi- the fight
or the five Powers shamkinmg hands
ploasantly with ent-h other, anid we
yet in ignor ance of it. TIielegraph~lie
commnunicntion with Euirope would
Grit short the tediouis suispenmse in wnhich
we arc now held, would inlor- us of
contempor-aneous events in which we
are deeply concerned, from their in
'luence upon our viaions interests,
wotuld cairtail thre gains of the specula.
torn atnd thelosses of the producer, sina
short, give us here thre advantagre oif
seeing what we ar-e doing. These
seasone apply, prospectively, with as
much force to telegraphic comnrunica
tion with 'California. In her ports is
destined, at no distant dauy, to he
centred the immense corm merce of the
Eastern world and she otight to be
brought within hailing distate.
"RUl.INo '-PAssION Sraoxo IN
DEAT."-AIn excbange tells ol'an ed
itor who wvent soldiering and was
entosen captain. One day at a parade,
instead of giving thte orders. "Front
face, three paces advance," lie ex
clained, " Cashr, two dollars a y'ear,
in advance !"
Time- S2nd of Febrva ry,
We have bqen in formed by those
in autthbHty thiat this, the birth day of
our owi-GIREAr WASHING-ON, will be
celebrated in this town by that old
and popular corps, the Claremont
Troop. An oration will be delivered,
oil the occasion , by E. W. DioIC, Esq.,
at which the public are invited to at.
tend. Tie Riflemen and Beat No. 2
are invited to join the Troop and par.
ticipate with them in the exercises.
RmArIaoAn AecieN.- We under.
stamd that, on Friday last., the t rain
hound for Camdetn fromt1 Columbia,
whilei ont the South Carolina lailroad
met with a donsiderable accident from
encounitering a tow, soImewhere near
Hopkins Turn Out. The traii was
rutning at tie speed of, perhaps,
twenty miles per htoir, and strange to
say the engine aid baggage car were
not thrown off the track. But tile
passenger car, being -lighter, was
thrown off; and dragged some dis
tance to a eulvert, or cow ga-p, anid
there, 1:eing jerked loose from the
baggage Car, fell several feet, to the
bottom of the embankment, turning
over three or four timws and finally
resting upside down. The car itself
was Crntshled to pieces ; atid several of
the passengers hurt, but we hope notie
dangerously. A lady seented to be
badly hu it about the head, and one
gentleman had his attice bIrokent.
Tu, M[ IusicAm L01taolics.--These
two little prodegies have just finished
regaling our citizens with their citer,
taining concerts. Ve have had three
exhibitions from them aid we are
sure our people atre far from being sat.
isfied with the nLibler allowed its.
All agree in pronouncing them aiiong
the woiders of the day. The little
Drummer is a universal flavoriten and
we are gratified to jearn that lie re.
ceived as a testimonial of tle high
appreciatio;n in which he is held by
this community a pretty present itt the
fortm (fa ihandsome set of gold studs
from the hands of Mrs. F. . Mo.Es.
SUPEItINTENnA NT's R EPOcT.-We
have read with interest the report of
J. L. FLEiNMNNO, the able Superinitend,
ant or tie WV. & M. l'. R., aid bit
for its I. ng tI would lay the whole at.
tiele before our readers. Our space
Will not permit tts to do So just nlow.
We make the followinlg extract, how.
ever, ill regard to the taisiness of the
Road for the year Wiiong- ist i)ec.
IS54. It will prove interestingan
gratifr ing to all the fritt.ls of the en
terpise:
' The receipts for t he fiscal year,
from 1st December, 1853, to Ist De
ceiber, 1854, have been :
From thro' passengers, *160 4 10 25
' way do. 51.940 13
"1 freighitt, ) -.7 1 11
" tmail, :j0,000 27
" other sources, 2.225 00
Making a totail of *3:30,:199 30
TIhe expeno miiitu res for ointtting thie
llotad during thle satme period havec
bieent
For road repairs. *42,5490 22
"trantSporutat ion, 105,4491 2ti
"stock killed, lost, daim-.
aged, he , 5.160 85
"ferry at W ii. & P. D). 1:J,710 62
"oillieu expenses, 545 52
"sundries. 21 ,2141 25
Makintg a total of $18g;6 72
Nei t receipts from op
erati ons of thle year, $141 .00 04
IiThe largest i tern undcer lie head of
Loss and Damitage is ih r stock k illed
and in t he Ferry acc.o utt is chiarg'en
$4,832 92 cost oif ferrin g the pass~en
gers anid freight. at thle Pece Dee l iie
befbre the comttpletioni of (lie Brtidge;
and~ in sundrties, 1 5,607 1(3 paid thet
Caro:ina Stage Co~'tm pany anid thle S.
C. lt. 1l. C~o., fort freighit, due previouts
to Ist. De)ceimber, whlicht are, legiti
D edumctinig thiese i temts, it. leave's the
(total expetnditres of the year $108,.
135 89.
In the ree. ipts of the lload should
he a~dded $:J, s2,56 from Ifreight. a n
te WVestetrn cnd fotr the mth ofi
November, the aceonts of whicii cunal
noit. be adj ust ed belbre cloisin hevi
I ooks Ihr lie year, anid thle futrther
amount f< t Mail 'I rantsporrtationi for
(lie umonthis of October, Novemb er.
ahiove Octob~er anid Novembiler, 1853.
of abouit $6,218, malte will swell thle
aggregate receipts of the year to
$339),800 92
From which deduct ordin
ary expenditures 108,235 89
And it leaves a nett bal
ance f rom ti Ie opera
tiotis of the lIoatd of $171,565 03
Leaving a fair margin therefore for
unsettled accounits at, the close of the
year, the Road has beeni operated at a
cost of abotut 50 per* cenit of its re
ceipts, while tihe expendit ures were
mtaterial ly intcreased by the wvant oif
connectioni at the Peec Deel liver, re
q~uirintg seperate maciniery otn each
sidle of it, antd the extraordintary high
prices paid for latbor ini every depart.
mecnt.
" I cannot bear children," said Mrs.
Prim disdaintfily. Mrs. Partington
looked .over her spectacles mildly
btefore she replied, " perhaps if you
conhLd you would like them better !",
News Henms.
We learn by the Camden Journal tha
Edwin Barnes, Esq., has been electet
sherifl'of Kershaw Disttict.
It is rumored that the President it
about to issue a proclamation warning the
Kinney Expedition against any infractior
of the neutrality laws by anl armed occupa
tion of any part of Central America.
A youth, by the name of John Costin
residing inl Wilmington, accidentally sho1
limliself with tni old rusty pistol, which hI
supposed to be uuloaded. The Wilning
mington Herald is informed that th<
wound inflicted will prove fatal.
The New Orleans Picayune of Wednei
day the :1st January contains the subjoin
ed paragraph:
MIsS JLr.rA DEAN MARRrED.-Wo learr
front the oilicers of the Steam Shil
Morgan. which arrived la-t night, tha
Miss Julia 'ean was married to Dr
Ilayne, at Galv'cton, at 2 p. in. on Satur
day Inst. Dr llayne is a son of tit
great orator and statesman, the late
Robert Y. flayne formerly of the U. S
Senate
Miss Jtulia Dean, on the evening of he!
marriage, played her part in the "Hunch
back," at Galveston-, Texas-her engage,
ment to this elbect, having been madi
before the occurrence of that important
cereniy.
The Washinigton Sentinel of the 20tl
tilt., says: "Fron ani intimate acquaint
aice and political mssociation with Judg<
Douglas, we feel justified in stating tha
he icither desires nor would receive th<
nominat ion for the next Presidential terin.'
The trial of Charles Griffith for tit
imirder of young 'Toole, during the Ias
SCeslol, Came up before the Superior Cour
ait Sa vannah on Saturday the'27th uIt
he jury bronght in a verdict of guilty aC
ter an absence of but fifteen- minutes.
A young imint, nmed Calvin Lewis
has been arrested in Angusta, Ga., oi
the charge of having been an accom
plice in the recent robbery at the Rail
road Depot. 11k made consi.Ierable re.
sistance, and discharged eight bals frot
Iwo revolvers among the party who mah
the arrest, no one was seriously iinjntied
The Colmnbia papers say that co-rWG
wanted in that city at the poenitt linm
anaid that provisions of all kinds will ince
with a ready sale.
At the c::!a f t lat Mr. Picker
ing's collection of manuscripts and auto
rraph letters, by Messrs. Sot heby & Wil
kiison, in Wellingtoin street, London
were sonie haiglh'v interesting relics o
the poet libiris, n ich realized extraordin
arilv hij1b.; es. The greatest atractioi
was bt d..I,.ging the celebrated "Scot;
wha hae. t'r. Ilace bled," written in
iM'ii , ,i'. :..ir th siiject l,,d rnpir
ed the vory-Ir I-writitig of the hard.
This sold !,er J'i0, ntit was ptrchased fo
Amterica. The iitnal documoent, Figned
and sealed, aint the )etit fill cxcise
m, proilineed L5 12s. 6.1. The othe
letters and poems, all holograph, sold fo
high prices. In the same sale, three au
toigraph letters, adircssed by Dr. Johnsoi
to lanid, sml for CV2 I( ,). 6d.; and Jo
tant utorap liltte to Geoirge Chailmters
regneeting hiimi to deliver it in to the hiand
ot Walter Scott. ?10 10s.
TIhte nnmber ot Christ ian Jews in thn
world is estinated biy onte of their numbe
att lifteen thouisaind, of whlomi, lie says, soy
eraml hiuinired are in thle United State
man iy of thlemi occtupyinlg in gly respiecta
blie piosit itons, as micehiantts, clergymanei an<
Th'le Transcriff, in speaking of the tin
just sulsplicions which somtetimles attach t<
ohlimers if bhinkiing inistitutions, states thta
with in a few mionthIs, the spiecie on hiani
att one (of the banuks in State street, repor
tted to be .950th0.short. Soiie twenty day,
was spent in an invitestigation, antd it turnc
onit, alter all, that the gold was righit bU
a miistake ini the Iigu res had causied thus'
anxionis days and ntighits whichi had heel
paissedl by lie cl e rks ini n house depatrtmten
lie defic it was stulpised to be. Int anoth
en caisn a check for :1000( was mnissinig, am
it was the caulse of great utteasimesnainonj
the bank officers, till it was disenverei
piiintt beweeni twio batik bis which had
been siiit to antothien institnltitn for reidemip
tion. Withmu a few days, a mtystery wa
cleatred up ini a batik where it was discov
ered~t that two bills for 85A0 dollars cacd
hadl beeii take byince annibe so a.
to ahnoii st dest roy thle identity; butt the re
iiova;l tof the furnuitture to) anoti er buildinj
revealedl who had beeni thi thIi eves.
A ctniteimporatry says that 'too nmuc
h as Ilate ly b een satid bty iia~ny persons an
joiurnials ctoncerning ladies ruininog thei
hnusbainds by ext ravaganctee, ini buyintg sil
dresses aind stuch other Oxpeiisive articles.
lie says that'tnt once hias thle use c
tobacco, segars, mand litquors , by gentlemter
been alluded to, which I amtisure is quiit
its imiportanit ant itemi as ladies' sil
dresses.' 'This lie tliniiks a fair htit. fTh
value o the segars itnportedl inito the Uni
ted States ini the fiscal year. 1854, wa
$3,311 ,15, and of unmoanufacturedl tc
bacco atboutt $l,000,0h00 moihre int value wat
impilorte~d. Andit the toba),cc~o andi segar
which pass through the Cnastomi hlousei
but a small proportiont indeed, of thle qutan
tity cotisined itt this counitry. Tfhe valut
of the liquors importedi during th
samte year wtas 8.8.2.
We finid the following ini the Chtarlestol
Sfanda rd:
"Mrs Sairaht Young, who says e is thn
lauful wi~fe of Brighitm Young, has writtel
a letter to the Boston Times, in which slt
states that she n ill shtortly, ini connecLtiot
with Mir IElina Wilhiaitns another Mn,
mon lady, deliver lectures in all the
principal cities of the Union on the subject
of. Mormonism. The two ladies promise
to expose Brigham and his Mormon follow
ers and to warn young ladies against the
arts and falsehoods of the emissaries of
the latter Day Saints who are sent out
from the City of the Great Salt Lake to
entrap them."
The Edisto Clarion, of the lst inst, in
forms us that an altercation took place at
Lewisville on Friday, between William
Cleckley and Michael Bird, which resulted
in the death of the latter. We have not
heard the particulars.
The Lexington Herald of last week
says:
"Bob the slave of ISAAC VANSANT Esq.,
Sheriff of this District, delibeiately shot
his wife, also the slave of Mr. V., on
Thursday last. A jury of inquest was
empannelled by Coroner West Caughman,
and a verdict in accordance with the facts
returned. It appears that Bob endeavored
to induce his wife to runaway with him,
and upon her refusal to do so, he killed
her, and made his escape, and is still at
large."
From the report of the President of the
South Carolina Railroad Company we
learn that the total income of the Road
from Freight Passage, Mails and other
minor recources amount to 81,303,00.18
Total of expenses, ordinary, extraordinary
and incidental amount to - 8780.390,31).
Leaving the nett income of 5S2,027 70
Prom which deduct first divi
dend of . . 165,418 50
8251,790 71
Balance carried to Surplus Income and
applied to property accounts and reduction
of indebtedness.
It is positively affirmed that President
Pierce has dismissed Lieut. Irunter from
the Navy.
Dudley Miann, is spoken of as Minister
t' Frate.
On Thursday last the Grand D'ivision of
the Soins of Temperantce of tillis State as.
snobled in Carmtler. 'l'he neeting was
presided over by Grand Worthy Patriarch,
Major B. D. 'Pownsend,- of Marlborough
district. In the evening an- address was
delivered in the Baptist, Church by the
Grand Chaplain, Rev. Me. Gregg.
Both branches of the Wisconsin legisla.
ture, by unanimous votes, have instructed
the senators and representatives in Con.
gress from that State to oppose any change
in the naturalization laws.
The Free Suffrage Bill, which has jus
f passed the Senate of N. Carolina, amend:
the Constitution of the State so that eve.
ry free white man of the ago or twenty.
cne years, being a native or naturaiizet
citizen of the United States, and who haf
- heeti an inhabitant of the State for twelvc
months Immediately preceding tihe day o
r any election, and shall have paid public
I taxes, shall be entitled to vote for a mem
her of the Senate for the district in whict
he residea.
r The U. 9. Sennte on Saturday last
passed the Naval Retired List Bill. It
gives retired captains S1800; commanders
- S1200; lieutenants 750, per annumt.
The House discussed the Army Ap.
propriation Bill.
The latest news from Texas is that a
new Pacific railroad Company has been
org'anized. of which Hon. Robt. i. Wa'ik
er has been chosen President.
The Jersey City Telegraph says there
is no doubt that liobt. Schuyler is, and
has becen ever since he absconded in the
town of Bergen, I'asol county N. J.
A hog is on exhibition at fluffavlo mnoas.
uring, it is said 3 feet 10 inaches in heita
7 feet 10 inches arnunad, 11 feet in length
and weighing 1,469 pounds.
A Dispatch from Cincinnati, bearing
date January 30th says: In this county
I about fifty women attacked antd demul.
ished a large quantity of lIquor belong:
ig to a tavern.keeper, and dragged the
a owner through it where it was six inches
deep. Warrants have been sworn out foa
about twenty of the female rioters, but
the police returned this afternoon and re.
ported their inability to arrest them.--.
ITIhey will make another attempt to.nighi
with sufficient reinforcements to insurc
suCCess.
WVe see it stated in an exchange thsat, at
Chicago January 29th, they had "anoahei
fierce storm of snow and wind. The
traini on thle Chicago and siississippi rail,
road, wvith a larga number of passengeru
and several members of the Legislature,
were fiozen up on the prairie, in snow~
some eight feet deep. The passengers
burned the cars, and by robbing tho care
of a coansignmzeiit, preserved themselves
from starvation. By last accounts they
wvere still there. Relief however, had
been sent to them ont Saturday night."
T 'he Boston Chronicle learns from a
private correspoirdence, dated Stockholm,
Sweden, Decembher 15th, that Madame
. Jo nny Lind Goldschmaidt was in Chat city
a attending to her property. She was utnac
.companied by her husband, the laws o1
, Sweden forbidding the presence of the
, Jew. The correspondent adds that Jenny
a had so changed in appearance, and growr
.so old in looks, that her oldest and meal
intimnate friends did not recognise her.
In Paris there are annually consutmed
1,600,000 kid and lamb skins, for fabrica,
tion into gloves; in Brussells 800,000; ir
Grenoble 800,000; and in Annonay 3,200.
000. making a total, within four cities, o1
6,400,000. To work this into glotes ye
3quires just double the number of egga
12,800,000-at ;q annual expense of 820,
There are at present 497 students at
the Virginia University, from the following
States:
Connecticut, 1; New York, 2, Pennsyl.
vania, 1; Maryland, 13; District of Colun,
bia, 8; Virginia, 322; North Varolina, 4;
South Carolina. 82; Georgia, i6'; Alatiama,
29; Florida, 5; Mississippi, 24; Louis.i nni
16; Texas, 2; Arkansas, 2; Tenessee, 2;
Kentucky. 5; Missouri, 8; Californin, 3;
Ohio, 1. To:al 497.
The Columbia Times in one of the last
numbers says: Mr. F. .. Porcher, of
Charleston, sold yesterday in our city a
gang of likely negroes 36 in number, con.
sisting of men, women, and children-ror
the sum of 814,200, being nearly tan aver.
age of $400 each.
fly the Latest Mails.
The European mails by the Steam
er Africa arrived at New York city on
Friday night last.
The news from the Crimea is not
very important. The works outside
Sebastopol are progressing towards
oompletion: The despatches via Mar.
seiles are to the 3rd. They state that
the French batteries were daily ap
proaching nearer Sebastopol, and that
the last English battery was in course
of Determination. The telegraphic
accounts are to the 10th January.
Up to that date nothing of importance
had occurred,
The steamer brings intelligence of
the death of Mary Russell Mitford,
the favorite and gifted author. The
sad event took place in the village of
Swallowfield, England, on the 10th
ultimo. She was born in 1789
The Journal of C.mmerce of Thurs.
day Evening says:-The market is
still well supplied with capital, and
rates of interest are in favor of the
borrower.
The N. Y. Journal of Commerce ol
yesterday evening says:-Money is
very easy on call, the supply being in
excess of the demand, and also for
prime business paper capital is freely
offered at 8a10 per cent. in the street,
and 6a7 in the banks.
The vault at Welmar, which is the
burying. place of Pi inces of the Grand
Ducal- family, and in which the bodies
of Schiller and Goathe are also depos.
ited, has been broken into by thieves,
who opened three coffins, and carried
away all the ornaments in gold, as
well as the pjweels and gold epauletsI
The storm at Racine on Sundag
last, was the most severe one evit
experienceI.
A writer in tlie Carolina Tinmes
complaining about tiir manner it
which the North has been accustomed
to treat the South, mentions among
other things that " the fixed price for
guano from which the agents of the
Peruvian Government declare they
will not depart is $40 per ton of 2,000
lbs. for ten tons, and a dollar more
for Jess quantities, but like every
thing else says he-the South must
pay more-she milks so easy-- her
people are so gullible.
The Peruvian Agen ts are directed
to sell it in America at $47 per ton
and it is so sold any where North of
Richmond. It has been imported
directed in Charleston, and of course
at no moure expense than at a more
Northern port, and yet the price asked
for it in Charleston by the agents there
is $05 per ton !
LAIOus-r Ciuncief TN EUROPE.-The
largest church in Europe is at St. Pe
tersburg. It was begun in 1771, and
in twenty years, twvo thousand men
had not [6nished the walls. It is oi
polished marble, both outside and in;
the pillars are of one piece, 6ifty feel
high, the base and the capitals of solid
silfver; but the grearest curiosIty of all
is a wooden box, constructed to covet
it from the wveather.
The Iast chap that applied for ad
mission into the "Lazy Club," live:
in Tennessee, and~ spells his State
thus : " 10 s c." He was admitted
in the Spanish Cortez a new Con
stitution has been submitted, the main
features of which are as follows a
The sovereignty is declared to eman
ate from the. nation ; the recognuized
religioni to be Roman Catholic, but
toleration of other religions is guaran
tied. The Pm ess is to be free ; confis
cation of property and death for polit
ical ofl'ences are abolished ; a Nationa
Guard is to be estabilshed ; The Na
tional Legislature is to consist of twvc
Chambers, Senators to be elected foi
life, with a property qualification-ir
the lower I louse the people~ will be
repreisented by one member for every
fifty thousanrd poptrlation. The Cor
tez, which will meet annually, reserv<
to themselves the power to regulat<
the strength of the army, to givi
assent to Royal marriages, and t<
appoint a Regency when occasior
requires.
COTTON MARKET.
COTTON-There was a fair inq uir
to.day, and prices rather irregular, bu ti
general without any inatem ial.chanige sinc
arday1 or .tw6 pa-t,
The sals reaed %bln 50 he rnra
hbweafoil ular:20- es at74tat,
-68; 07 t
ar7 a t W.
Hymeneal.
MAftRIED by thoe.Rev. Ervin Rogeni
on the 1st inst., Mr. JOSEPH R. CORBITT
to Miss MARTHA J. Daughter of Mr.
Johannes Arrants, all of Surtier District:
Deaths.
Dhtb' betwe6n thy 10th and 1th of
November last in MAscon Ga. All thd
children of Jackson DeLoach and wife,
consisting of three Sons as follows : Ry.
land Kendrick, Francis Wright and -Gei.
Wilcoxsen, aged 1 1.2 2 .1.2 I 1.-2
years repectivelv. Mr. )eLonrth is d
ni-tive of our District and a gentleman wild
when with us stood high 1s an honest anct
upright mechanic.
His liany friends will nr1 dduht s'ip
thise deceilv in his lops. 1ut it is cOsol.
ing to him and his friends to know that
"'The Savior welcorns little children to
ltiself anrid eternal gLiory "
Invitation,
IHE PUBLIC generally, and Ladies
IEspeiallv, tozether with the Sutmter
Riflemen and fleat No. 2. are invited to partici
pato with the CLAREMONT TRoOP in the celdE
bation of their Anniverary, on the 22nd day
of February.
'here will be on orntion delivered by E. IV.
DICx, Esqr., in the Court IMouso at 1 o'clock
A. M. R. C. WEllB, Captain.
11. N. Bradford, 0. S.
Feb. 7th, 1855. 1 id
Attcantion Claremont
YOU WILL Parade on the 22nrd
inst., at your usual place of rendez.
vous, properly armed and equiped.
16 U. WIEBB, Capt.
I. N. lrad ford, O.S.
Feb. 7th, 1855. 14 d
PIANOS
Tuned and Repaired.
rElUN, fromj the Piano'
A. G. KIX annufantry of Knnhe,
Gachte & Co., Baltimore, informs the Ladies
and Gentlemen of Suinterville, that he is na -
king his annual tour through the State, and
will attend to any tning or repairing of
P'inios that may he entrusted to him. lie is
provided with a very complete set of tools and
tle best matetrials. lie is confident of giving
satisfaction I every ecse. It is his purpose i<
vivit this and other towns and villages of go,
Carolina regularly once a year, and thus to
supply, in some measure, the want of a reflia
ble tuner, so much complained of. 14 it
Saddle Making,
.A LL persons indebted to the
subscriber. ither by note or nc.
count, are requested to come forward and pay
immediately, as longer indulgence cannot be
givent. And also; the subscriber inforns his
friends that he still ccntiuues to curry on the
harness and saddle making, repairing, &c.
for enh and barter. No books or actuuti
will be kept for the present year.
Febr. 7, 14 tf.
Notice.
IVII I I% UEiZ s ftNE ..) ofiers for
sale his Plintation, krnwn as Tnw
Caw, ituated on the Santee Itiver, about five
miles helow Vance's Ferry, and eortaininga.
bout Two Thousand Two Hundred (2,200) a
cre a of prime Oak, Hickory, Pine and Swamp
und. On the place are gin house, barns, Ne.
gro houses. and all necessary buildit gs in tho.
rough repair. To an approved purchaser the
terus will be accommodating. Apply to
J. N. .FRIElSON, Statebtirg,
14 Jam3ni
Notice.
fiHE CREDITOYRS of JAMES CATL
I VIN WJTiIERS1-OON are notified
!hat he !as nade an assignment tu us, (among
other things) for the payment of his debts -
They are therefore requesterd to appear on Fri
day,- the 9th inst., to apf oint their agent, at,
Suimterville, Smiter District, So. Ca.. Tfe
asignment iv open for the in'pection of credi
Ittr at the office of Msteg.,. Srtutn & Richard
son. ItOBER1T 31. WILSON,
WILLIAM W. BRADLEY.
A s..ngnees.
Sumtlerille, S, C., Fieb. Ist, 185-->. I t'
Notice.,
[FlE SUBBCRIBE~R othier's for sale his
I plantation on Ihe Sanuee River, ahout
mIdway between- Vance's- and'- Murray's Fer
ry, nearly opposite the Santee Canal. This
plantation cotntainsu abouit Five TIhotusand Five
Jiundred arres, (5,500,) of Oak and H ickory,
Pine and Swamp land, well adapted to Corn,-.
and long and short Cot ton. Ott the place is
a good t wo story d welling, and all necessary
out burildin's, in complete reptair , alsoi one of'
the best MIll Seats in the country,witht t largb
and stubstanutial dam. if desiretd, the pldeo
could be divided to suit purchasers. The
terms will be liberal atnd accomnmodating.
For particulars, inquire of the overseer ont
thie premtises, or address
J. J. FRIElkSON, Statesaburg.
14 1law3in
South-Carolina-Sumter ists
T. WV. &almond,
vs. Ca. Sa.
A. 0. Murphy.3
A. G. Murphty, who is in the custo-ly
of the Shierinf Stimter D.strc, by virtue
of a writ, of Capias ad Satisfaciendum, at
the suit of T. WV. Sahniond, hasving filed
in tmy office together with a Schedule, on
oath, of his estate and effects, his petition
to thie Court of Common Pleas, Prayinig:
that he miay be adutted to tho bentotit of' N
the Acts oif the General Assemnly, made
for the relief of Insolvent Debtorem, It is
hereby ordered, that the said T. \V. Sal.
miond anti ali other the creditors to whuony
the said A. G. Mlurphy is int any wise ini.
debited, he and they are hereby sumnmoned.
and have notice to appohir before the saidi
court at Sumter Court House en the sec,
ond Moinuay oh A pril nuext, to show cause
ii arty they catn, why the Prayer of the Pe,
tition afnresaid, should riot be granted.
W. J. SINGLETON, c. .c. P. s. is
Office of coutmnton pleas, Sumiter District,.
Feb. 3rd., 185.5. 14 lamu3n
Dissolution of Co-Partner
. SHIP.
(L".THE COPARTNERSHI-P in the
in the practice or law, for Williamsburg
and t he adjoining Districts, heretofore ex
isting between the Subscribers, under the.
firm of Rich & McKnight, has been
dissolved by mutual consent, and will puze
longer exist but for its liquidaiol,. which'
will be conducted by the Senior Paruner
M. C. RICHr.
KingtreeA. iSA AC McIKNIGIIT
Holloway's -Ointment. .
Extract of a hlter iromu Mr. Thoans
Wyborn, druggist, Eton, dated April .20r
1853. ''To Professor Holloway~.-Sr,
A ease 1atoff ciume under my ntdtice,
which.I liin4t abould he' publicly know~n,
It is that of a poor than wto httfiered so
di 'ttaf'ully foum chironie rht'umumtism that
he lost the 'use oh- 0110 side -of huis body,
and . .endured ijn:Qsat t pain. liena
under difernt~iiedic treatmemi, arid a'
t' ii9ed bits mthiiihlb; vvri .by the
nit ohffaaOiimoeir aty Vl~ i e hute
-Febuvty' '7th.,4J

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