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it ih~any--event,we do not
- -p" a pring eampaign. it the
A lt ~ot.ettled shortiy, it will last
'Is to come.
filr SIITEBR B1NNER
J, 8."RICUI ARDSON, Ji.
F. B. IIAYNSWORTII.
iVWEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 1, 1855.
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Time Coolplicatiom of tihe Wa.
very account ro Europe seems
to complicate the war qutestion still
more and more. But a fev days since,
opinions wet e divided as to the hones.
ty of the Czar in his expressions of
willingness to treat for peace; and
while many believed that all parties
we're becoming wearied of the war
and its confusing, exhausting influience,
and would agree upon terms of' settle
ment, many others scouted at the
thought that Russian policy would be
so quickly repudiated and Russian ag.
grandizemient so readily abantdoned.
We think that the picmises of both
opinions are in most respects true.
Russia did not, inl the commencement
ofher aggressions, apprehend such ex.
tensivo and oganized opposition: she
capected to gain her points more qui.
etly; while the Allies as little appre.
hended that their formidable coalition
w as to result, afer a year's operationsti
only in disappointment and disaster
1All the parties are now fully sensible
of the inconveniences of the war; but
Russia is as yet the least affected by it
Her strength has been less exhausted
by it. than has been that of tle Allies,
whose resources are now well niglh
gone. Her military reputation is as.
yet untarnished, for Sebastopol still
thunders uipotn the remnatints of the Al.
lied forces, while Englantd and Fane
cannot cheer and stimulate thei flaggingr
energies of thte~'r peole by thle an.
niouncemet that (one sinmgle thing ha~s
been dous towvards the accompjilihmen t
of thei r p)iurpses. To the thousands
- of' eager enqirers the response is daiily
made, "No Progress." The Baltic tree.t
returned hiomte ii :gloriou.4, hut intact.
The conquering armiy of the Crinmea we
fear ':.ill never, even ingloriously, re.
tum n. The denuntciautionts of the Ti~Es
have been justified by the facts; and
insitead~ of rejoicing over the capture of
Sebastopol, thme Eniglish people way,
tiowv well fear lest the army which was
to humiliate the Czar may soon enter
*thte capital of all thte Russians,but Ontly
as8 capjtives, gracing their conqueror's
iritumphal returnu. Citnulatedl upetn
* he heap of' disaster is the dissolution
fthte British Cabinet. At the most
- ritical period of the war, one of the
chief hBeligere'nts is left without a head
* to plan and direct expedients for the
.mergency. Cant such unttoiward
events have any othier effect upon the
ztig'than to diinmiish his apprehenisionis
tndtfo encourage himt int adhte:Ing to
att purposes? WVill he ntot, in the no
a4ftions5 jutst recomnmenced, be
-tednptedI to disagree in its details to
wha hie assented tu in the whole; thtus
hsame time avoiding the cbarge
ofIsdInulati on and gaininig time for
i~,icreaise of his military strength ?
n"' i~$s the Allies agree to less thant
-h y. hmayeu hitherto demanded, we fear
4a more bloody-a inore ruinouis
aty be anticipated, to result at
ht, lInhe attasinmenct by Russia of' all
'1iE LATE ROYAL VzSLT.-We wish
.e ,could as gracefully acknmowledge,
"Rose Bud" has corrected, our mnis.
t dke'in rohation) to our l.ato distingthush.
~(vsittr. Thoutgh sprinig has Bso
a~nWthdrawn herself froina us, we
S~bnkler fo r having left with us a
aa token that her bright
!,1'Igmies are pgmtes still tiough perched on
Pyrmi.A Uro pyr:aai 14 t houjh in vales."
It is Le om'Cg a m-,ttcr ci serious
concern that so inm y ien 11o(f inferior
minds are tilling ti.e hi 1;,est official
stations in our et iur.tr
Let any one look In upon our U. S.
Congress, and, with very few exce)
tions, he will Fad second or third rate
men assembled there, to transact the
businsc.s of this great and growing na
tion. It is a matter of common re.
imark, among the observant and judi.
cious, that the intellectual standard of
both State and Federal ollicialk, has
been greatly lowered within the last
twenty five years. The death of Cil.
houn, Clay, and Webster, seems
almost to have put an end to the race
of political giants. Where is the mai
in our Legislative Halls to be com
pared with either? They were, to be
sure, extraordinary men, and would
have ranked among the firemost in
any age of the world. But they had
their competitors in their day of re
nown. There were men who could
grapple With them, although, perhaps
Int, (ite their intellectual equals.
Clay Met the dialectical prowess of a
llandlph, and Webster, that of a
I layne. They all had those near at
hand, who commanded their respect,
and who were prepared to fhce them
in deba:e upon terms approaching to
ut, if we lament the death of great
minds in our deliberative Assemblies,
we lamen'mlt still more, tie absence of
thatsterling integrity, that wide reach.
ing patriotism, which characterised, as
a general rule, I lie St. :men of form er
days. The fact is, men for the most
part, obtain their political elevation in
there days, by trick, ,, and it is noth.
ing surprising that we should find them
pracisking the same thing on a higher
scale when in oliee. We glory in our
free constitution-we can never sufli.
ciently admirc tile Symmetrical strue.
ture ofotir government- -the nicely bal
alnced powers-an assembinge of
Sovereignis, with a genieral agent, with
specific and well delined powers for
the conduct, of the general interest, of
Sovereigns. The World never yet
saw so nuch political wisdom and
and integrity as are evinced in the
structurt. of tle govern ment, of these
United States. But of what avail is
all this, if by political chicanery and
mountebainkism, our admirable gov.
ernmenit is emasculated and perverted
from its plain intent.
Cannot our country produce strong.
er ..nd better men than most, of those
inl power? unquestionably she can.
Thei e is n1o dearth of talent in the h uuIl.
neither is there an unusual deficiency
of incorruptible integrity. But the
very men we need, are, for the most
part, in retirom ent. T1hey scorn thc
meanms neceessary to lie used in order tt
get into power. They abhor the party
shackles which arc immediately
attempted to be thrown upon a man,
whlen lie enters publhIic life, amid there.
fore, they choose to spend their days
in seclusion. It is a notorious fact too.
that great men arc modest; t hey are
scarcely conscious of their stuperiori ty
and power- is generally forced upon
them,, as it was uiponi our ownm Wash-~
ingzton, anid others < f IRevolutionary
It lhas been saiJ, that circtumstanccs
imake mni, anid that great circumistain.
eesi general ly hiring befbre the world,
great men. WV.. have no douibt oif the
general truith of thmese propositioins.
The miost contem ptible queistionms, in
thiemnselvyes considered, have been megi
taigorcountry for yeatrs past, and
they have b~eeni origirnated arnd agitated
biy contemiptible imn. 1But these
gnestions wvill shake the pillars of this
goverinment , at no d istanit day, if a
greater array of mind aiid of weight
of character, is not opposed to them
I(in (ur deiberativye Asseumbllies.
T1he muoney chanigers aind descra.
trs oif our pjol itic-al Tlemple must lbe
expe'lled, and, if nteed bie, with scourg.
es. Our sleeping giants must be
sought ont, and conmplelled to do t heir
duty to the cou ntry and the world.
The trickeries of mere deimagogues
and timneservers, mlust be opeimly ex
posed anid fearluissty rebuked. Our
peopale have mindl anid. vi rtume eniough
to send( these political empiries trem
b'.ing into1 retirerment, and they will
do it, if they will only bring. about.
concert of action.
WVe amre far, very far, from accusing
all in ofliec as tinworthy of thei- pasi
tion. From our hearts, we believe,
we have excellenit and patriotic mena
now in oflice. But this numiiber is lt,
small. Let the guilty ones take um
brage at these remiarks, no others
CoNGaiEsiiIoNAL FAvons.--We are
under renewed obligations to the Ilon.
Josiah Evans, Butler, Keitt and Boyce
for ueatod' Congressionnl favoes
Trhe New York Journal of Commerce
says, there is Is new article just patented,
alled. I- The Diamond Light," a manitfac.
ure of a new kind of oil. The light given
s eqyial to that of the best sperm oil. Its
.heapness asni its cinlity will recommend
t to general use. The oil is made fromn
Rosin and cannot explode.
The Supreme Court of New York, ia
-efused to disechrgre the late Me.%ican Con
aul. Ile is charged wi'th having emnbez
rled money of the Gadsen Treaty. The
inount of bail has been reduc'ed to 30,
The English Journals complAin of the
-ost of the Eastern war. The expenses,
rays the London Trimes, for twiflve nontihs,
ias been eighty milion-, of dollars. The
ipintion is popular that fifty 'millions will
save to be raised to, meet the annual
xponses of the war, so long as it mny
Prince DemidofF, the divorced husband
if.Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, it is stated
in the New York Tribune, is now lattached
.o the Russian le,ation at Vienna, and
has put is colossal lortune (8-200.000 a
year) at the disposal of the Czar. Ile
keeps, at his own cost, agents in Englantd,
France, and Turkey, to look after the
Russlian prisoners and wounded, and to
take care of their wints.
The Atburn D-tily A-nerican on Thurs
day, learned from a gentlemna it who camnie
on the cars the previous evening from the
West, that the steainboat on Stmneca lake
with her passengers. got caught by the
cold weather and was fist frozen in the
lake*aiout a mile fro n Getneva. Mea
sures were being takeo to take the pas
sengers oil front the ice-botid boat.
We learn from tho .Iordan (Onond.Io
County) Transcript that. on Tueslav
tiaglt lou r men. Iri sinens., n;iamesis tn'.
known. were frozei to death it jack's
Raefs. A number of those who were cn
giged- on the public works are living inl
miserable sh-inties, which aflord but
sliglh protection to the inates, and dur
ing this extreme col weather their suf
fering nust be extremw).
The passenger train of cars whi ch left
the town of liolley, New York, ont Satur.
day last, for Niagsira Falls, when at a
dis tance of a few niles from Ihat place
became embeded in a !cavy snow drift.
Laborers were procured and sent itn ad.
vance with shovels, and the train .6.
ceeded in progressingr so far that a drift
was formned belhinid it inl sich Isman'ner ihat
it could neither retreat 'or gi oni. ThLe
cars containing about o:)e hindred pas.
sengers, were accordingly obhliged to re
main in their positiont all iht, a-J the
next day, after having been upwards of
twpify hours witihoit foo.] of any kind,
thpiassetgers " ere carried safely back
Lo the place whence they had started.
Ott Sunday afternoon they begai their
journey anew, an1d g. t through withorU
furtIfr ditlicahy. everal tther taiss
were out all night opon thet sAme road.
It is now over two weeks siice we re.
ceived a mail from Springtie'd, and the
prospect is that the traint will not be able
toi go lhrousgh before Saturday, if athey do
btst.. Th~e Mississippi rroad appears to
he alnost htopelessly blotcked sip, arnd we
hear of buit little progress beinig msade to
openi it. The Arurorai anid Illinois Censtrasl,
the onsly oth.er rourte by whricht th- Capj.i
lth at en be reacshed~s, is itn a siila sr coni
tron, althought, unlhess te work of oposi
ing was greartly retarr.. by the smrnw of
Monday niht, t'.ere is someJS hope of a
connrsection beinig forsar i with the Misjsig.
sippi roadn at lIhfooingtons.
As a gentlesirm was piassinig through
tire streets of IBstons otte dlay last we'ek,
ha~tvinig its hiis it m.I an accotnst booik, with.
in which wats pia) ins I',mk bills it was
acc ident ally kntoc :,d soust ssf his srind, thre
wmdts w~as itt a t hiev sih whiiri jusst thtent,
ansd took tire bills ont its wings, boa rintg
threm every wary, over houitse tsop atnd
street. fly paienst huinitstg all buit aboust
$75 were recovered.
he figtmtasg dresg oif tire Autstrian
treemst to be perfect. hlis doublle breasted
frock.cnat--shorr, ain fittinig easily. anrd
withotui strains to te figuire. with a trourser
of rouilicient frillness-leasves ihis msricut
istr energy free fromti develtopmrenrt, tand
c loso bselsnet, itt tdy ca rtridige, atnd siro rt
swvordi, compljtete hiis uiseful equisipmssent.
I havei seen, writes a corresponsd'ent of th ite
Press, some55 of theoir sohtliers rim races
its thepir uiiformis withouist thin shightest
inconvecnic. ice. 'The Esagh shmsrrat, wvithr
iris iron stocek, tisht coatee. anti st raighrt
cited panitaloonts. wouldt not lie able tot
disport. imself itt so free a sianue .
Ont one of tire tmounstaint roads ins :.len
dons, lut latrd counaty. V~e rmont, thecre is a
spot wichs, on ineounst of a stromg cuar.
rent- of air wichrri is almortst perpeturally itn
mot'tionr there, is callied tire llows.I'ipe
of tire Greetn Mtoumiains. VTe WVood.
stock Mercuiry-says that ais tire stage froms
Rurtlansd was piassintg thrrougha thris piace
Ont tIe 2' th tultimno, tire witnd was so vin.
lent that tire boly of the vehicle ws
bliownt fronm the wheels, and conli onsly
be kept on5 tire axietrees bry heoing chiniredi
diownt. Onte woatn was btlowns into air
adijointing fieldi, anrd five, atent lost their
hasts ini rescuhing hrer. Icomstot ion wvas
imspracticable, antd the waryfarers were
obliged to puit up for tire ntight ins a nteighi.
boring hsouse, which weathiered the tor
nado withot datma~go.
The Masornic Mirror pttlblishtes a rather
curious story,. to tihe effect thrat Morrganr,
whoe it was alleged was mutrdored by the
Free Malnsons fotedisclosinig threir se'cts
haa been. founid' i's Suinyrnia, in Turkey,
- To ONTBlUtToa.--We.return our
thanks to our fair contributor from
Charleston for her beautiful "Lines
on Rose Hill Cemetery near Macon,
Ga." They reached us too late for this
issue, but shall appear in our next.
We welcome you to our columns and
hope we shall hear from you again.
We also acknowledge the receipt
of a communication, from " Conserva.
tive," upon the speech of the Hon.
W. W. Boyes, which Has been crowd.
ed out. It, too, will appear in our
DEAt H 1F A L ri iZ w. - We. regret
to be called upon to announce the - death
of Mr. \VILLIAM WEDB, one of our oldest
and best citizens, who died on Thursday
last, at his residence near this town. Mr.
Webb had been in declining health, and
had retired from active business, for
months before his death. His loss will be
deeply lanented by a large circle of rela
tives and acpraintances to whom lie had
endeared himself by his many acts of
kindness and disinterested generosity.
SAD AccIDENT.-On Friday afternoon
las, a little dsughter, about eight years
of age, of our esteemed fellow citizen Mr.
). J. Winn, swallowed ant iron screw
about an inch long, with which she was
playing, and died from strangulation before
it could be extracted.
THE 22ND.-To niorrow is the 22nd of
February- a day hallowed in the recol
lection of American history, as having
given birth to George Washington-thIe
tmaster spirit and the guiding star throngh.
out the dark, eventful and stormy night
which preceeded the dawn of Amnerican
liberty. The man, who animated, wihi
tihe courage of his own great and brave
heart, thas infant nation, whei battling
againl1 overw helinrg nflil for her rights,
and disseminated the principles which ac.
tuated her brave but persecuted defenders,
and whose arm, when a nation lent. upon
it for support, never faltered, deserves all
the praise and homage a grateful nation
can bestow. Let us, then, not forget to
commemorate the birth and memory of
the "Father of our Libert ies," with the
thanks and admiration of free a nd grateful
The day is to be celebrated, in this
place, by the Claremont Troop, with an
oration from W. E3. DICK Esq.. at which
tie public are invited to attend.
ODD FKruows CElEDHnAToN.--We
learn that the 2id anniversary celebration
of Sumter Lo:ge No 23rd 1. 0. 0. F. w.ll
take placn at the Court House, in thiit
place, on Saturday, the ;2th inst. An
oration will be delivered by To.tAs C.
EVAss !Esq., of Darlington, at which the
public are invited to attend. A full at
tendanceof the Lde- is solicited, and
the neighboring Lodges are requested to
be presdnt ad participate in the procned
ingit. _ _ 0 -
REV. J. A1ORGAN.-We have been re
qg:ected tn return t he thanks ,,J thi, ge-.
ileman to the community for the'r sym
pathy and assistance, in his lat1 toi
fortune. Mr. Morgan has often felt and
said that "go where he would he hias never
seen a people hie thonght rnore of, or liked
as well as those of his ownt District", and
no(w lie is amore convinced he was r gh
Mrs. Sinclair (late Forrest) has
been presented with a diamond neck
lace (*3,000) by some of her admirers
in San Francisco.
The contribution to the Washington
National Monoument, during 1854i.,
amounted to *31,703,93, all of which
was expended, with the exception of
It is said that V ictor I luge, thme ele.
brated Frenchr poet and Republ)icantt,
will shortly pay ma visit to the Untited
A NOVELt CA.5E D)EcIDED.-'phe case of
the New York Sunday Courier against
WVicox, wvho refused to pay an advertising
bill, on the ground that the paperC was ptb
lishmed on Sunday and therefore no con
tract with, the papier could be legal, has
been decided in favor of the P'rintter, on Ithe
ground' that a man catn rnot take advantage
of his own wrong. WVilcox knew the
paper was publishied nn Sunmday andl hail
no btusiness to advertise in it. It were a
pity. however, that in such eases, boths
could rnot he thrown otit of conrt.
Soda sprinigs havye beern discovered
atbont fif'ty miles east or San Feelipe,
Cailifornia, by Po'ole and his paty, en.
gaged in the survey or public lands.
Th'le spring is in a mound of symmne.
trical shanpe, tatpering lilke a sug~ar loaf.
in the centre of' the top of which is a
hole, nnifaithomatble, conttaiing the car
bonated beverago fresh from some
natural laboratory below. Siome of
the mounds are si~s feet highe, and
clothed with'-a green and ludirrianrt
coat of grass, while others- at-u shaped
like an inverted bowvl and. fringed by
growth of CaneC. T1hre water is deC.
scribed as8 having the same-sparkling
efibrvescenlt property as that ordinari.
ly sold. by apothecaries, and was drank
with avidity by both the men and an.
imials belonging- to-the paty When
impregnated; by an acid of any kind,
it produced inst'ant effervescence, arid.
in that form is peculiafly reiseshihng
as a drink.
that he now [oesby .the~i:mW'ffdsta.
phal, and is engaged in teacling the En.
glish language. The authority given for
this report is one Joseph A. Bloom. Ac.
cording to the Mirror, this mart Boon met
Morgan at a house in Smyrna, to whoi the
latter gave? a detailed account of hisr ad.
veitures. It is stated that Morgan left the
country in the ship AMervine, which sailed
from Boston to Smyrna, and belonged to
the firm of Langdon & Co. The captain's
name of the Mervine was Welch. It
matters little now, perhaps, whether the
story be true or false.
The South Carolinian of the 16th inst,
says : We understand that a negro be
longing to Mr. Reuben Svnith was shot
yesterday by another negro belonging to
M1rs. Faust. Tie wound we understand
is not considered fatal.
Tne disappearance of Aiss Emma Moort
from Rochester, N. Y. is still unexplained
The Sheriff of Monroe Co. has oflered ;
rwatrd of :e thousand dollars for the re
covery of the body of Miss Al., dead or
alive, and a committee appointed by the
citizens at the town meeting have re
sumed their meetings, ami talk of anotier
The L'gislature of North Cirolina
which ias just adjoPurned, is clmaracter z-d
by tle Wilmington Herald at progressive
in its notions and tendencies. Thofollow
ing internal Imnprovement Measures havc
The Eastern and Western Extension
of tie North Carolina Ratiroad. Thi
'ihttingtont and Charlotte Railroad. Thi
Greenville and French Broad Road.
Granting the endorsement. of the State tr
tle amount of 8303,0010 on the Capt
Fear aid D.-ep River Compnny's bonds.
A like endorsement to tho amnount o
$250.000 of the bonds of the c o:upany I
const.uct a ship cavial to connect, thte WQ
ters of Albemarle. Curritucok andi Pamlic,
Soinds wirh Chteunpea ke Bay. Thi
Comptlletion of the N. C. Road by the
TIte new Mayor of New York says it it
his deteriination to ike that city as di
tingutished f1or its orderly cbaracter &
Salbaths anl all other days as it has bee,
for its rowdyismn.
The Cincinnati Col iutbian says
The travei over the underground rail
road fur th.e past fewv days has bece
we are infornied, unusttally active, a-.
tn fewer than seven Iors: of rc& nawa
slaves have arrived at tlis termnino:
withint a week. The fr:st, of these lot
comtiposed of three mien ; the next o
three mten ; the third, of two men
the filih It one man. All these wer<
rom Kentucky. The sixth lot wa
coitptoised of two mr;iddle-nged stou
itent, who had comeo *n ltot from Lou
i6iana to this plaic, sleeping by da;
and walking towards the North sta
by night. The-y arrived here o1
W&donesday, and afier recruiting, Ar
to be sent over the tudergrnno rail
r1oadl to Canada.
The last lot was composed of j
mother and three clhildrerr, who catn
upj on1 thte mii boait fromtf Louisvillec
antd were to be taken to P'ari-1 Keit
tocky. She managed to get to somt
abtolitiontist, and was i nnnedia~tely sen
cnortha. The total loss to nrmsters
froma thte escape of these ftfteen slaves
mtust exceed fieent tousand dollars
TE" Utsr Va~y." (der thi:
head thte Wilmtintgton (N. C.) Ilerab
records the arrival thtere, over thi
Mlanchtester rail road during thte yea
endintg November 30th, of 17,46i
hb1i1. spirits tttrpentine ; 73135 do
lRosin ; 23712 do. Tar~ ; 2687 dot. Tur
pentince; 2,627 bales cotton ; 1,701,
1(.4 feet t i mnter, an d 412,000 do. htctn
her. The rtadl was rrot completer
until Oetober 10th, s >thtat the receipts
were necarly all fcio~u the eas~ternt hall
A IIEAVY J UDO'ME.T.-The Treasni
ry Department have aedvices thiat thte
Uncited States~ have obtainted ta jtudg
mnentt ini the State Coturt of Texe
against Joseph IBates, U. S. Marshal
of Tiexas for about $20,000, tht
ai~mtunt of thec balance due frenv tha
inlividual to the~ United States.
draft of*5,000 on aceottnt of thi
judgmnent Yias already been receivee
htere, andte it, is thoutghtt that the whol
of thme bailance is seenred to thto gav
We clip thte following f'rom- th<
Standard: It turtns out that M'le
Sophie CrtuveIlli, the celebrated F'renel
vocalist, whIo recetl y di sappeare<
and teappj eared so mnystetri ousl
eloped with younmg Count Vigier,
mtinor, who feared the wrath of hi
fathter amid (dared not marry her ih
Ftracc. Before the knot was tied
however, shte was overtaken by tw<
of' her brothers, who persuaded hte
itot to mtarry ttttil the sentitments o:
thte young getntlemtan's fatthier were as
certaiined. Thte old gentleman, in
stead of expressing indignattiotn, anp
pceared highly delighted with the pro
pose'd alhiance ; imimediately wrote a
Iormnal letter to Mademoiselle's moth
er, demtanding thte hand of her daugh
terfo hs on and received agra
stances, theo goveinment has with
drawn ltis su ngt Crili r ot
fulfiling her stipulations wtitlie inan n
ager of the opera. She has promised
to perform till -the end of this year's
season ; will then be united to Count
Vigier, and most likely retire from
the stiage. This romantic story will
no doubt greatly raise the great song
stress in the eyes of the French ope'ra
goers, and from this time till the
close of her career on the stage, she
will, doubtless, be the most popular
vocalist in France.
The earth was nearest to the sun on
Jan. 1, when it was93,505,00milesoff.
(For the Banner.]
Messrs. .Editors: Allow me to cor.
rect an error, of'your statement in the
last Bunner, regarding late proceed
img% in the domestic ailhirs of His High
ness, King Wmter. The Royal Visit.
or to this ley Court was not Her Ma.
jesty, Queen Summer, but the fair
young Princess, Spring, whom I had
the lonor ofseeing daily , and who
iformed me confidentially (as I know
you will lie pleased to hear) that she
will return ere laing, aid use her
sweetest effirts to thaw, and soften,
aid leauitily, and enliven His Ioa i
ness, her Father, in the happy atici.
pationl of a visit from the Queen Con
sort next June.
The stormry prssges which you
overheard, were only Wirrtry.greet.
ings of conjugal affection aid kind.
ness to be conveyed fro in His Aighti.
ness to Her Raoyal Miajesty, Queen,
Summer. and by which the fair Am.
bitsadress ; the Gentle Spring, was
well nigh stunned, and oveswIrlred.
But, I hoape, she has survived this
whispered thunder, and will venture
soo again amnong us, and cheer us with
her snliling presence.
A Captive in the Kingdom of Freezcland.
(Fur the Banner.]
Messrs. Jditors: 'ihe last Thursday
in FebruarV has been observed for u
numiner otf years in the Presbyterian
Church, as a day of prayer for Col
leges and Institutions - of learning
throughmnt our Country, and especial.
lV that, (Id would I ilarge the minlis
terial resources of the Church. Tihe
remaikable outpourings of God's
Spirit (n these occasions prove, that
God is indeed all answerer of prayer.
As the day comes, this year, i the
22nd, how app opriate, while we tliank
Goad I*ir raising up a1 WVASIIINoTos to
defend the libertis, and achieve the
Indejeendence of our Coimtry, and for
bestowing so many temporaI blessings
u1pot us u l; tht all Christians should
I also entreat, hiatt to ir:eaense the num.
ber of' those who dissesnate the
truths of tie Gospel, in our- own, anal
in, other ands, by " senvling forth
moreic laborers into lis harvest" So,
- may the day be improved in your
quiet village., is the prayer of one who
fiels f, r its
Novas. LAW SUr.-A somewhat
romantic suit at law has just been
terminated in Franklin countv. it
e ta nJ Leser aeeame
pierced with the arrow of Cupid, and,
wishing top hea the wound by lawtul
wedloek, 1he made proposals to the
object of his aill'etions, which, it
seems, she received favorably; bnt the
-father, Mr. Jaco~b Wyasrt, .beir~g a
prudent man of much foresight, requi-r
ed theo said Jaohn Leseber to enter in
to limids of ti-.-e hundred dolls.s con,
ditioned that the said John Lesc-her
should live with his wife and treat her
-as a kind ad afketlionate husband
should da;. but the parties, after living
taogether somre mornthis, seeperated, and
this sui~t was brought to rec -ver the
anmowit of the bonad. The ease was
rfinst tried at the last Apri-l term aaf the
Frs-anklini court, when Judge K-imminel
decide.'d the bresd to bie invalid. The
case was carried to the Sumpreme Court,
and it was- decided thast the bond "was
-good and valid, and in aiccordasnce with
-the luaw." The case thi'refore, camne
u p agatin in thle Franaklin county coum ts,
whlen the jur-y iound a 9erdict far the
plairtiff of 6s979 '. 'The result of
this suit may give a valuatble sogges,
tion to anlxicu- fa thiers whose dausghtters
am e souight as partnsers at the altar,
atil ..n iminitationi of Mir. 'Wyat.'s fore.
tho usghat would show sa pruasent co ncern
for their dragters' welfare.-CaGrlisle
(Pa) /eocrat, Jan 11.
I Inhsty words rankile the wound
whichli injur-y gives; bat soft word5
assuage it; forgiveness eures it; arid
loigetting tsakes away the scar.
. Easily Accomunted For.-- T'urk
I 'esars so mny fleas in hsis*shaiit, that
ia mmatemiaatician liss just demnonstsated
thaimt if the -y mta. t -Al jump~ sat aonce
they wvel* . ry no, a. es oss the llos
phorsi5. 1. :. , .tomrs-lo.tical condition
of the T.rks will s.atinss c tarily account
faor theii tude. mocy to flee before the
Isossians a:t .k klavai.
. RSCEs CURRENT OF T51E
CIEARtL ESTrON LIJAItlET.
Corrected weekly by
W. S. l.atgons& Co.
FACTrs AxD CoIMIraloN NERCIIANTs,
Charleston, S. C.
CH AnaLssro,. Feb. 17.
a CoTron.-Upland sales this week as~e
10,42i0 B:ales at lronl 1-8a1-4 per et
lowver than the previnuis week. Otir quo
.ations are. Inferior 6 1-4a6 W'$oradinary
o good ordinary 6 78Ba7 3-8 Groja mid
dlinig 8 1-4s8 3-8. Middlling ?iir 8 1 2a
8 3-4. Sea Islanda, commion, 2;28 ; fine
32a45; very fine 50a54 and up.wardaJ
*Gwum &c.-Corn omi~non $1-O0al 05
P lint SI.10ial 15 por. biush. Floui.ooti
to, perhbbl. ar~cording to qudlityr and qfart'
tity, Rice ,'s 1-8a4 ~8.per hi d il u
Peas S.10al20 pe
'The accounts r t he Crimeo' wihich
reaehed us by. the Asia, on Saturday *
evening last, are very barren of news--,
The signs of peace are less flattering thai
for weeks past, and tlere is every appear,
ance of preparation for a more -vigorous
campaign on the part of Russia, and Se,
bastopol is no nearer being taken than a
twelve month ago.
. The English have been compelletl to
give up a portion of their ines tr ihe
French, in consequencesof the want of
inen to defend then. Sorties were made
every night, attended with considerabto
loss on both sides.
A French force of 80,000 men has been
HenLto guard the Austrian frontier.
The news front Great Britain is botr
excitig and important. Our accounts 5af
that the week has been one of anxiiety in
Eigland. The whole Ministry had re
iigned and their resignation was acceptetk
and the Aberdeer. Cabinet only hold office
until a new Ministry can be formed.
Various rumord point. to Lord Palmer.
ston, Lord John Russell, and iast'y to
Lord Lunsdowne, as those who would
probably be placed at fle head of the
Nothing in regard to the future ministry
is certaun and niuch difficulty is experi
enced in forming a new cabinet.
Prussia is prepariig for action. An
importeant despatch, dated Berlin, the Ofst'
ult., says the Prussian Govern rmsent has
decreed tghe inmediate mobilizatio n of her
own army, and the 4th and 5th ciorps are
ordered'to occupy the provinces of Saxony
The treaties between England, France
and Sardinia are published. Sardinia
engnges to send, in Engish ship,.fifteen
thusand iiten to the Create, under the
command of Sardinian generals, and En.
gland agregps to lenad Sardinia a milhon
sterhng, or two, if warted, at three per
cent; aid France and Etngland t)gether
gtuaranetee to-proetect Sarditi during the
Pros;.e-s of peace are gloomy, new
coinplications having arisetn in the Ger
meanic relations, inasmuch as Prussia has
gained a tritmph over.Adsiia itthe Ger
rnn Diet, the inloti of the former to pre.
vent the mobilizatio.i of the German Army
having beees carried. Indeed Prussia
leans :nore strongly than ever in favor of
Russia. Sihe has placed her Armty on a
war foriting, and refuses to permit the
French Army to pass through her territo
It :s reprrted that Mr. Soule is dan
Thoghatest news from Iavana sayp. the
Island is ins a state of great excitement.
A plot lad been lorined to assassinate, at
the opera, the Captain General and other
offirials. The gas was to have been ex.
Iinguished and thee work of -death con
menceed. A traitor, however, betraved
his conra de.<, aid on the 8th ins. Doat 'a.
nta Pinto, an intimate friend of General
Concha, anrd thirty.live influcietial citizens;
were arrested. On: tIhe followineg lay
forty -others were arrested, anmontr theni,
it is said, the 1amous. Marti, of the opera
louee, aid Echevarrsi, manager lf the
railroad. The Governor. orMalazas nvd'.
Senor Ahneda, a rich and wellf known
planter of Trinidad, hsave also, it is said,
been imprismned. Fears of invasion are
etertaineed, and the government is arming
every one iney can, eden ite galleyr
W E are now receiving a new assort
irnent of Gingfhaem Blk & Colored.
P'rints, BIft Afpacas, Cantorr' Cloths, French
Lawns, llrilliwmte,Prits 111k & Colored, Hlats,
a good ssortrment o'f Ladies Misses and Chil
drens Shoes, also Boots Bicached & Brown
goods, Check Matting, Willow Basket., Sad
diery, &c., a flew dozen Towel Racks neat at
621. -2ets, a gaood assortment of China Ware
Tin Chtamb~er Sets &c., &. Whieb wilt be mot
low,3. T. SOLOMuNS & Co.
Fe bruary, 21, 1855. 16 if
In Equity--Sumter District
Needhtam Riley, et. al- Partition,
vs. Cand sale of
M. Dubose. Negroes.
BY viri ue. of an order madle by the.Conert
in sadtue I wllf'r~ for sale at
SumerCout oue, rethefistMonday in
Mtarch next, SIX LIKELY NEGROES (if
delivered to me.) directed to be mold for Parti.
iore under the case stated.
TERMs OF bALt.--So much cash as will
pay ilee costs iand chae-et of the proceedinags,
thme barlance of the purc hase money to be-secur
ed by bond at one year wide good sureties pd
to bear inteemit froni day of sale, to be an -~t
Ily paid, until the whole lssatfisedJ.
W. F. B. H A YNS WOR'TR,
Comn', Eq. S. D.
February, 21st, 1855. 1U iid
ittG~ing, S ewstyle ofn res
Fiting taugt n fom4 to 6lhours,
by Mise mead fromt New York. Those wish
ing a prfect fitting dreess may call at Mr. Chi
nas a otel. Ladles no doubt will rl'ink-it titan
vehloues when they find they are not oblIged to
pin on linngs nor alter dross.
Th system taughet, including apparattis, for
Thoese who leave taken lessons are delighted
wires its simplicity and accuracy.
As it is iapossibie to give a correct idea ofr
tihis plan in prinet, we hoep. every lady wilh
htave the curiosity to call and see how' easy
they cant be taught to cut and fit their own,
Shiould any one after taking lessons, noe
feel perfectly satisfied they will be welcomne toe
Mantry of the first Ladles of Climden. heava
taken lesssu.es and are denlighetedl with its perfet
ness and simplicity.. They have givern- their
c-ertificates teo that .Atreet, whit-k well satisflj
ainy one that it is a valuable 'improuvement,--..
Letters edirected as above, wilt. imet with
Vt..2'st, - 6I
R, K. Rutledge
ANNtONuEs ire ihe pfublic,'at 1
tregular-ly eq'nipt for 8univeyfggr d,
rue any~ part ol this 8tate; and we4g
promptlytrgay e~J l'he-iAf ?ereiv-In that
hme of ahismes. Address .!ig'pdied a
Refereneea W, I. Di Jh ye R . an