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TilE S-ITER BINNIJI
J. S. RICII A RU0N, JR.
W. F. B. IIAYNSWOI'lT.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1855.
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On Friday last, the residence of our
friend WILLIaa J. SIGI.ETON, E.st]., was
entirely consumed by fire. The fire was
first discovered'in the roof of the house
where it is supposed to have been comir
municated by a spark from one of the
chimneys, in which fire was bemg used
for ironing purposes. The building was
no dry and the progress of the [lames so
rapid that but little of the furniture was'
rescued and it was with much difliculhy
that the outhuildings were saved.
The store of Mr. C. PHILrS, in this
place, wns broken into on Tuesdav igiht
last and rifled of a few articles. This,
with the attempt made, some time since,
to enter the store af Mr. NEwBERY, should
teah our .uaiirwws thmt we are not enireiy
exempt from the light handed gentry, and
that there is more dependence in good
bolts and bars than in the honesty of man.
TiE WEATHEn.--Strange most strange
has been the weather. A short time
since it was very cold. On Thursday aid
Friday last we had it high stunnwr, Tle
thermomete; 100 in the shade, and nuw
(Tuesday) we have a fair spring day.
-IE MIAY ExnnIrTION.-Among those
members of the Senior Class who have
received honorary appointments in the
South Carolina College and who are ex
pected to speak at the May Exhibition we
untiee the following names from Sumter
District, viz: Leonard W. Dick, William
WV. Fraser and Landgrave T1. Smith.
Cuba nud (lie Spanaisu Cortes.
A slight change has conie over the
aspect of Cuban altirs. Nnt mainy days
since we looked upon Cuba as doomed to
barbaric rage, anarchy amnd bloodshed.
There was every reason to apprehend that
the Government of Spain, iin its imuputenm,
ficketty and insane dotage, deludled by
England and France, w~as about to dip i~
hands in the blood of its own olfspring,
and to desolamte its fairest possession, by
lettin-g slip thme dogs of a servile wvar upon
the Spanish race,--rathier than run thme
hazard of its becomring in ilie unatural
course of events, the future ally of the
United States. A deadly blow was theni
about to be g'ven to the peace anid pros
perity of tihe Souithern portion of this Con'
federacy ; for,. Cuba africanized, could not
liut prove a bighting curse upon it.
'Turning our eyes to our own Goverminent,
the conviction foirced. itself upon us, that,
the South could only escape its.threatened
doom by its own prompt and united, action.
Tmae Administration stunned by the demio.
nisc ravings of abolitionism and cowering
beneath its ferocious glare, stood palzied in
heart and huind, with a minority, includiog
thme President favoring the just demand oh
the Sothi, andi a mnjiority unnerved by
fear, or regardless of duty. Theli "domestic
reasons" referred to by Mr. EVEnEFTTi
many years since, for not then inking po
desuion of Cuba, have become so potent,
that no consideration~s of right or expedi
dimy can'prevail opon thme Adminlisration
to do what is dempanded not only as an act
of just ice to the. South, but by insults aind
outrages so opportunely coninnitted, as to
warrant. thme Governmment in seizing upon
the Island as a measure of just retaliat ion.
''he Government is paralized with divir
inn, doubts and fears, the Sonth can only
escape-the blow impending over it, by
doiog for itself, in its united strength, (as
Mr. KEITT in his late speech to liis con
atituents counsels,) what thme Govern mnt
lyi not the courage to do ;-ake posession
of Cuba, republicanize it, and admit it into
,the Utnion only tupon such a readjustment
of the terms of federal compact, as will
s'eente perfect protection for the rights,
mnterests end institutions of the South,
ButLho I a voice fromi the constituent Cvn.
-tuh, of Spaitn, and a change, a buiof chaunge,
takes place in the aspect of affairs. A
despatch from th~e Spanish Minister of
foreign affairs, speaking in unexpected
tbnes, assure. the discontented Cubans,
that it is the fixed policy of the Governmen
to protect themn in the full enjomnte of
their riglhts of property, property in that
form (African slavery) which it deens
indispensable to the prosperity of Cuba.
The effbet of the despacth has been,
doubilems, to allay temporarily tre appro
nensions of Cuban slaveholders: but the
seeds of disai'ection have been sown in the
hearts of both the Creoles and Spanish
race, by the grinding and arbitrary exac
tions (if ih Govorenent, and tihe spirit of
revolt fostered by proximity to a people
enjoying the rigtlls and privileges denied
to the subjects of a despot, can end only ill
a revolutiion by which Cuba must drift, by
'h law as certain as that which goveris tle
tides, in to an alliance, it not with the
United States, yet with the Southern por
tion of the Confederacy.
"The voice ofJoinathani is heard to express,
Our President's going to war I guess"
Never belore has any Goverr mect, hav.
ing tle powcr to resent afTronts and to re.
sist aggression, shewn a degree of forbear.
ance exceeding ti iat which our own Gov.
ernment has manifested in reference to
the late oitrages upon our commerce,
committed by the vcssels of Speain. Re.
imonstrance has followed insult, aid insult
succeeded remunstratice, in terms of con.
temptuous deliance, but in patience pos.
sessing its soul, it has s:ill forborne ;
very possibly indeed, w ith the hope, that
by turning the left cheek when smitten on
the right, it would heap coals of fire on
the head of the aggressor, and cause him
to relent,-hut with 110 better eflrtct thani
that of induenig the Spanish boar to "tutre
again aned rend" it, with marks of visiblo
contermpt inl return for throwing such
roodly pearl before swi ne.-At length
however, our President pu is on his spect.
acles. and scans tle matter more narrowly,
and, being loreed to the conviction by dit
of hard enfeineg, bravely aflirms that by
such magnanimity he is ga:cincg more
kirks thail coppers. So, calling his Cahi.
net together, lee lays tlie mauer before
themen,--eaed admirahile diclu,--each one of
these gtlive Lateoloks I as eoetrage
entouin to make tle hionest avowal that he
is of the same tray rf lhinking.-Accr I.
inly, a correspondent at Washington
gratifys ts with tle interesting jintelligetee
that a Uitted States tleet is ordered to
parade in the (;u of lexee, with :ie
Mpecial order, if the insult of stopinlg aml
searcehitg a vessel of the UMuted States is
repeated, to tire into and smek the othid.
ing vessel,--thet is, of co.rso. if the
-American Cotimanider is a wittness of tle
aittempted outrage, aned the Spatniard is
cautght ine the overt act; for if sifticcit
ine elapses for Jotal In's wrath to stile.
side, beore let' cones within reach of tie
otrender, redress is to be sought il a more
pacific way. We wonder, if Conmmodore
McCaule'y will deemii it conmpatile with
tl spirit of his instettiois, to search afl.
ter, anld to hld to a strict a count tin,
cruizer which ill'ered the latest instlt to
our fltg, by firing three - hots (tle last,
evidett lv desigdcl to adminilster a se.treb.
ing pill) upoei the Brig 11. R. 1lickuiria of
IBston, and then searehing her. It is pro.
table that the warlike denionstratioe
which the Administration is driven, for
aPpearancesake, to make. may produce
somne abatemencct of the lever w-hich hans
mde thle Spaniishc waqp so frant i c ot'late1 ,
and the Cotedo'itihre macey ind thec gaee
pllayed out w'*ithot.t his help.--especially
if the soothing sy./em teret ofore prac*t is'e I
by ouir governenet, is resort ed to sword in
handit.--Oni the otheer It-mtd. the assueraew
giveel to thle Captrain General, of a pa cific
purpose, cemy cauetlhun Ito e wax still hitter,
antd iave, at least, a fairwohl k 'ck.--.Vous
MYer-itedt Comlinf et.
The laist isse of the I)arhncson Flag
copies fe out thle Banmer, that bealutiful epe.
511de "'The Sreren's Spelt," by .Jotnx W.
Enve, Es5q. lIn referenc~e to its gifted
Auithior, thle lag contatinms lie fol lowine
- - ITcE~isl'u.I) EecVIN, Esq.--Voer
eIaelty reasonls l~.the t ofb ts gigem e ge.
le-elat ill ar rest the eye ocf oeur reztier-,
aend we eneed onely entoni l thiat iour out sale
conitams15(1 one bf his chiarmccineg poI etica' efti'u.
sons1, to secutre for it an el ager ancd ieter.
ested peru nd. hlis slk ieul hand~l ha~s tiluch~.
edl tmaney chord.<of the Lyre, antd watkeel
bromel rcIh thle stramces of richest mceledy.
LIis e legaent and versa' ec penl, thloughe
sl umtbermeg oil en too long, hacs bleen1 emI.
plioyed in every field of lhteralture, eand it
Inayl he truly said, Nihil fe'igie', quod nlon
The United States hIlail Steamuship ar
rivedl at her whatrf in New York~ city con
A'londany, frm Liverpool, whei3h peori ihe
left on Saturday, the 7th inse.
There is enothieng ei emny imopor tance fromc
the seat of wvar.
The political position of afiairs remlainse
unalItereed, alhough, if aniy thing, thte imt
pressioni of t hoetutiC imind~ inl Englandi
leans forward to the olpinlion that the war
Thle Ruessianm ultiematumt not haeving ar
rived, the VIenna Con ference had etdjourti.
ed to the 9th inist. Oemar I'.tcha~i, time
Statesman, nlot the Tuerktsh Geneeracl, ar
rivod itn Viennia on thle 6th instantc~, to take
part in the future disctussions oni behl f of
the "Suebbme Porte." The m"thlird hart"
will be the first subject brought up for con*
A despatch from Bierlitn, dateld the 6the
insitatnt, says that the Ruessiano I'arty is
predomlinant there, acnd that Prussia ise
lhkely rtihrow heerself ineto the airmsl oIf the
Czar, in caso of the peace deliborationcs
A series of sanguinary coniflicts lead
occurred between the Frech acid Ruscsianis
before Se'batlpo' attendid ih IcvaIriou*
success aced mouchlosse. A skirima on te
night of the '3rd ult., put 3000 poor fel
lows hors du 'combut.
The'notorious Dr. Hines, convicted in
Louisiana some timie since, and sentenced
to the penitentiary for eleven years, and
who lately escaped, was arrested on Sun.
day last, at Louisville, under the assumed
nae of Col. 11:1milton.
Martin Van iuren, jr., died at Paris on
Tuesday, the 20th tilt.
A despatch from Bulfihlo dated April
17th says: A returned Californian by the
name of Forbes, shot another mtan here
to-day Iamed Sebaler, on account of Sela.
Icr's intimacy with his wife. Schaler is
not considered dangerously injured. Forbes
surrendered himself, confessed the deed,
and expressed regret that Schialer was not
dead. Forbes had been absent three ye:rs.
H1e has been *cimmtited for a further ex
A fire occurred in Columbia oni the 17th
inst., at tle depot of the South Carolina
Rtailroad, which destroyed 1500 bales of
cotton and several cars, involvn a loss
Thit income of the Charlotte & Somb
Carolina tail Road for the 1st quarter this
year exceeds the income for the 1st gnar.
ter last year $10,000.
The Savannah papers contradict, in the
strongest terms, lhe rutmors of the preva.
lence of Yellow Fever in that city.
Major Wayne goes out in the store.sheip
supply, destined for the Alediterranuan. to
purchase Camels, Congress having an.
thorized them to bo purchased for military
Hon. Whitema rsh B. Seabrook. depart
ed this life at his residence, Strawberry
I [ill, in St. Luke's Parish, on Monday, the
The trial of Theodore Parker and other
abolitionists, who were indicted for incit.
ing the Mrns' lMot in Bosni, Ims eided in
saooke. On Thursd'ay Juge Curtis, of tue
Cieut Court of lassachuseuis, decided to
quash lihe iiidictments, on the groutind i tat
the process was not sulficiently set forth,
and tlso, that it was nmt alleged that Com.
missioner Loring had leg;d cogn-zance in
the Burns case. Toe order discharrging
the accused was received with applause
by the spectators, who thronged the court
The Mouteachusetts House of Repre.
sentatives Satinday adopted a;n address to
the Govermor, recornmendinr the removal
of Jitdgc Lormi trom the office of Judge
of Probate. in , onsequence of his action
in the case of lie fugitive slave Burns.
The vote stood 207 yeas to -Iit nays.
Ins consequence of the short crop of
breadstufty last seasoi there is said to be
great distres- prevailing in some sections
Asa Ml. Vymnn- nr Rnockingham, V.r.,
a rovolittionary pensioner, aged 101 years.
lately wvalhed on foot and alone a disia;ic-e
of eight tmiles, to get his semi-annual al
The Commissioner of Pension has de
cided ilbat tle oilicers and men (or their
widows and minor children) enigaged in
the revolutionary naval service are em
hraced wvi thini the provisionts of the late
bounty haund act.
A de.<;mtih from Washington, April
17th says :It may be relied upon that the
Cabinet are entirely harinonious on hue
Cotha question. Cotimnodore McCanley's
instructions are not warlike, and lie wil
resort t o lorce only undier circumstai es
fullyI just fled by iinterniatiional haw. T1hte
Adm inist rat ion is stronrgly in favor of a
pacific pol1icy, andl Spain ja lulIly nware of
that tact. he ( !nbtan outrages ag'ainst
onir cmooutrce arise, it is believedi, I rom
dltep seated conspiracies amaongst the
Ish~miders, which irritate anid conafuse Ciiii
chia, hniit lie now knows that these inutst
cease. Tlhie Auhninitstrait 1on is also coiili
idenit that all can he settledl wit hout war.
Ini thle case oif thle parties charged withI
bieintg pa rt ucipanus in the muurder of Poole'
- ige Co w h-e has decided on hiohulin
It tin and Merusey to bail iti the stun ot
SWlt,000o each ; and Hlyler, King aud Vani
Pelt in the sumi of 820,000 each. Tlhe
lootiont to adminit Furnuer aiid Paudetnce to
bail is dentied,
A vioilenit t hunder stornm ocenrred in~ the
State ofC New York on ithe 18thi inst., ex
tendinug over the whiole of rthe State. At
Brooikport , hail stones mieasuringm sevent
inchtes ini circumi ference fell.
D)rs. lTho tats G. Prileaai andt len
ry I'. Frost have been appoinuted by
the F..culty of the Medical College- ofI
the Statte of South C'arolhia, to attend
as delegates iat the meeting of the
Amtericant Medical Associationi in be
held ini Philatdelpiai ini May niext,.
VTe Faniperor Nicholas, by his will,
whicht wats iopened after his detath by
the presti Emiperor, exptre-ses at wish
th t the dntationu if the uiturintg otn
the oicasioin of Iris dheath shouitld be
shiortented as tnehl as possile.
Th'e argumieintbo Judge Ci wlea,
int tie cou'trt oif Oyer and Tlermtiiner, on
the molttiotn to) it IUnit, ton bail the. atlleged
accessories to the Mtirder of' Poole,
wits conclu tded on Saituriday. Mr.
Clatrk, coutnsel for the actused, stated,
ini thle couitrse of his reimarks, liat lie
hail received a letter from Blaker, the
ftugitivye principuaI, sinice lie fet the
city, stating that lie (Bakes') had shot
Poole, but that lie had done so in self'
defetnce, Poolte being at the timie tying
ott his biotly titd etideav.ring.toi shoot
The Saratoga aind Wahinnom nan.l
road'was sold on Friday -last, on a
mortgage, find w.is bought in by the
owners of the :nortg-lge, who will
moit probably organize a new coi
Nearly eighteen hundred bales of
cotton were destroyed by fire at Mag
eolia. Texas, on the uniglit of the 19th
tilt., the entire loss being estimated at
sixty thousand dollars, which is the
largest ever sustained by fire in Texas.
So late a spring as the present has
not been known in Texas ior thirty
years past. Both corn and cotton
have had to be re-planted, onl account
of the bad stand of the first planting.
In many instances planters have plouh
ed up their ground entirely, and re.
planted their entire crop. But the
drouthi continues. and there is now
scarcely moisture enough to sprout the
seed. The prospect is indeed disc ur
aging. Never before have the rivers
of rTexas been known to be as low as
now, at tis season of the year. So
says the Galveston News.
The Charleston Met cury of Monday
says : " An affray occurred on Pri
day last, on board the schooner Vil
liam and John, lying at Potter'- whiar,
in which a mtan by th. name ,1 B riey
McGuiro was killed by a *Atab through
tho h art. Ai ingnest rendered a
virdict ot' murder agaiiist Michael and
James Conoway, brothers, one of'
whoi was attached to the schooner as
a seamai. They have been comrnit.
ted for trial, and two others iumned
Quinn and Nolan, have als been coin
mnitted upon suspicion of being impli
cated in the alltir.
The Captain General of Cuba has
issued a proclamation, dated the 9ih
ol'April, commanding (lhe en listment
of2,000 free blacks and mulattoes for
the inilitary defence of the island.
They are ieing organized in compan
ies of 125 each, three of which will be
stationed in Ilavana, two in Miatanzas,
three in Cinico V dIss and Puerto Prin
ciple. The remainder will be distri
buted in the eastern department of the
isl I and.
The G. neral Asemblv of the Old
Scho d Presbyterian Church in the
United Stat.-s o' Amrica, will meet
on Thursday, May 17th. in the First
Prosbyterian of tho Cety of St. L mis,
Mo., and le opened with a serimon by
fth -lev. Thonims If. Skinrtie, D. D.,
tLe Mioderator of the last Assembly.
A number of the troops inteided for
this expedition lgainst tC Indians
have already 1, ft St. Louis for Fort
Leavenworth. No less thmn 5,000
blis. (if flour, it *1'2 pier bbl., have
been purchased at St. Louis for the
The French Legation at Washing
tI, it is stated, has intimated th t
sh*oulId ho gilities ensue between thle
Uinited States and] Spain. France wonuld
pr otit tly supp~lort her Euro pean igth
New-Y'ou AIr 13uth l8Y>.
Linor,-l imean the word not the arti.
ele. is in everybody's monuth here. Thea
eniactmient of the P'rohibitory Law has cre
ated a' hat lie Pennslyvanians eall an "'im
mense sensatint," and the amount of bar.
roomi higic expecnded npOn) thie subject is
flnormious. Prohiitioni being a dry top)ie.
is miois tened biy frequent appl ications to
the decaiter and the tap. Opinions diin'r.
Somie say thie law will lie quietly ca rried
out others, that it wiil be resisted to the
deathl. 'ETn thero is mulch talk aibot
ijuncia tionis, noe-m')si itutionmalIi.y. looip-holes
in the stattnie. and the like. Tihe hiqunor
dle.alers. and topers aire wvrothi against the
"rural distric'ts," and dadly consign the
representautives thereof. nthroughi whose a.
gency thme hmi was passedl, to a pla(ce not
mntionable to1 ears po'itme. One ibiing is
certain,viz: that if mooney could have
st rangled the mieasiare, execut ion) would
haviie beetn donie upona it--ls death-wa r
rant woubhI have commandeiilid .$100.t000t,
but it survives, atid if not a mnonumtent of
the incorrupmtibifuy of our L'gisliit tire, it
is at leaist a proof1 that in this imstanice
they were not corrupted. Miyor Wood
says (lie law "cannomt be enforced in this
city without an a ugmnentation of the po
lice." Th'1is I believe. Indleed it is not
probiable that it will even be strictly en
forced ini this polyglet and not very moral
metropolis; but the worst dIrmnkimg dens,
the corner groggeries and por ter hE-uses,
w ill unquestinatdy be closed. 1 belheve
thiat the lateet threat of the Iignorites is.
that they will pet it ion Congre.ss to dividle
the Staste, and therebmy cut oll the rural
districts fromt New-York city aind Brook.
lyn, as a piumishmenit foir inflicting the
"uniconisttutional cnrse of prohibition up
sn a mi- lon or lio (if people troubled with
a conustittiinal thirst." This is all talk
after te glori' us Fourth, it will be "all
t alk and no cider."
By the way, it luts beetn discovered flhat
the operation of the law will commitence on
the -and. of M~ay, instead of the Fonrt'i of
.July. The act says that the present liquor
licenses sha'l niot be roeiewed, aiid as they
all expire on the 1st. pioxitno, it follow.
that the existing excise law wvhicht forbids
the sale of intoxicating drink in less
quantities than five gallons wvill then ex
clusively obtait., 'This is nrobahiy more
tian our legislature barg-ined lor; but
law is law,. and the afflicted niust grin and
A new infernat theciry fins been broach..
ed here by Father Walworths son of the
late chancellor of the itate, and a recent
convert to 11omanism. The reverend
gentleman insists that Ihe place of eternal
torment is in the centre of the earth, and
infer'i fromi the ratio of ilia inc'rease of
temperature in boring Artesian wells, that
tJ'e frontier of the eternal regions is soine
t wenty-one miles beieath tio earth's sur
face, and that the temperature on the 'bor
der linie' is over 2000 degrees of Fahren.
heit ! A qmnier idea, 'a it not I and im.
pirtant if true.
New Jersey is likely to have its popiu.
lation undesirably -u-mmented in conse
quence of the crupaile ;against "strange
women" now in proggres here. Several
keepers of improper houses, are preparing
to remove their household gods (and god.
desses) to llohoken and Jersey City. Ma.
ny of the liquor dealers are likewise pre.
paring to depart for the non-abstinent re
The case of John B. Hoines for the
maiaslmaughter of policeimian Gourh-y has
been given to the jury m the Ciourt or Ses.
sions. Probably the verdict will lie ren.
dered to-dav. Homes, who was -- candi.
datr for Alderan., was on an --lection.
ecring spree at the time the oll'iece was
committed. lie stabbed Gourley while
the latter was endeavorm r to sectre him.
lion. Erastis Brooks of the 'xpress.
having aserted in his place m tie Stame
Senate that Arch-iwhop ilughes held
Church property to the amount of 5,00,.
000, thiit prelate has rephied in a letter re.
plete with the richest sarcasm. lie pro.
poses when the location f ihe property is
acertained, to give the Senator p slice.and
with the remainder found and endow a
public library to be calle.1 4 the Erastiis
Brooks Library." In the 'Tines of yest\
er' ny a Catholic book-sell r proposes to
supply the hooks, and olyers to begin with
'' Upic oi lymg." If Brooks .s the sort
or a man to la ugh at a good jo'ke at ais own
expense,-ai d I thiik lie is-ho could
not have a fi er opportmity.
The Opera House is tilidd nightly at
the reduced prices-pargnet and dress
circle, 81, and the -higher regions' 50r.
\Vilham Tell, Rosinis' last and best, has
been brought out creditably, with new
scentery nd effiective choruses. The
troupe is a very effident one, with the ex.
ceptuim (it Prima-dona-assaluia Stepfam
ale, who.se voice has lost its richin'ss, ain-l
wiois :ipt to become indiymsed toward the
contlusin of the performanie.
Our Theatres are well attended. Last
,-veming Colnman's litn Comedy of "Tie
Heir at Law" wan reproduced a, Wal
lacks with a most ctiective cast, and a
pertvetun of stage Uppoinoneimts it be
louid ai ito other Theatre in the Ciiumry.
Damel Douglass, Tall-,w Chandler who
suddenly finds himi--elf a "Pear" as he
spells it of the realm, can have no better
representitive than Mr. IlTake, and Mr.
Brougham's Dr. Douglass L. L. D., as S.
-3. revives most vividly the starch ad
lBuchrain toadyism of the old time race of
tutors now happily extinct.
.'lat spleondid Fiith Avenue inotel the
Brevoort flouse has proved ai disastrous
inire. It utierly swamped poor Judson,
te of the New York i10ie, absorbmng iii
atmew moiiths the earnings of h's hice, amnd
reduciing him rrom the poisition otf laund-lord
to that of cleik. Only thwi'k of the luri-.
ture ofr the est ablishiaenit. whch cost
*i0tJ.000, neing knocked clown toi Stew.
art, (who I suppose w as a heavy creditor)
Thel depart ue of Comm iodore McCaumley;
in the San J.mcinio, ror Ilavanna wit.(it
is believed) beiligeranut instructions occa.
sionis qtuite a stir among our "flibusters."
M~aniy think there will be wamr with Spun,
[inmbug ! Spaim knows better.
WVonderf'ul and to mec incredible stories
of the phenoumena wvitnessed in a circle of
"rap~pers" known as the "miracle circle,'
have tempted ile to apply tor adassion to
thme performuance. Th'lere aire, it as said,
five haundred niamnes on thme apphecatioin list,
but as nmy name is nearly "up head" I ex.
peci an early mmntation, amid after seeing
wvhant there is to be seen, wvdh state my
"spierieuuce" fur the aimiusemment, instruc
tion or tastonishnmnt, (as the case oisy
he,) of youir readers.
Some of our "doni't care'' belles have
adlopteid thle Spanish Cavalier boot as it
applears on the. stage. After the bo-,ts
will come Ir--s, I s1'ppo~se.
Business seems brisker this week, than
before this season, and not withtamndinig
there is considerabmle reduetton in the
amount of cotin in -baunk as reported in the
hust wveek ly avuerages,aiioney is pretty easy
in "the street.*' Qua r.
Thac Casne oEflDr. Beale. thme
Atempfed Bribery to obtaina his Par.
The Granid Jury of the Court of Sea
sions, in Plmilad. ipia, it a inte present
iment, stated that evidenice haid beent ad.
duced before to emn of a plot io obtain froim
mime hamily of Dr. Beale $[I,i00, for the
puirpose* of emnployimg counsel, amiu pay ng
time expenuses of proeirinig a i ardon~ trom
lhe Goveritor Tihe commiunicatin was
made to Mlrs. Beahe, whlo immnedia'ely
informed her husband of the proposition.
Jlis repily wvas as follows:
3IOYAME~sING Parson, Jam. 8, 1855.
My Dear Wiie-Since your letter oif
this mnoriiiig came", I heave noen reflecting
iijum thme princaiples m~volved in thle proipi
Sinf miude by the triond of Govewrnor~
Biuler. You know imow atnxiotts I am to
get home, and yet [ never can c-osent
to do aniything that is not tight to get
there. Now if it is right that I should
be pardonied, it, is Gov. iBigler's dluty to
Ido it: but it his. con-sciencee says I ought
not to be pardoned, tt woutld be wrong in
me or any other person, to uive him iOmo.
ney to violate his own conscience; there.
fore I nt ver can consent to givo one
It in our duty to do all we can to con.
vince the Governor of my innocence, and
of his duty to pardon, and leave the
event to the. Lord. I have been convinc.
ed for nonths, that justice and conscience
are, with meic nen, like things of mar.
chandise, i be l-ought and sold to the
highest bidder. Perhaps I am too stub.
born in this matter, but I ask only what
ty conscience says I am entitled to. I
have been unjustly deprived of my liberty,
and I cannot think it right to give money
for its restoration. as it must be a matter
(of justice and concience with the Gov.
Good night, my love, I have to close.
Your aff'ectionate hiusb:iInd,
STEHiiEN T. BEALE.
These facts coming to tile knowledge
of Ilse District Attorney, lie laid themit ie.
tore the Grand Jury, and sutbpwned wit.
esses to teslify before them. It was
proved that the plan was concocted ty one
Charles C. Modes and Mrs. Turner, Mrs.
Beale's sister-that the individuals to
whom It was declned, were the Rev.
John Chanbers and a Mr. Daniel Stem.
netz-that the exidtence of such a plait
was known to those gentlemen arid other
friends of the priso..er as hir back as the
early part of January, but was not coi.
imunicaled to the pubiic authorities-th:it
it was the desi:n of parties to inis arrainge.
miient to appropriate $5,000 to the employ.
ment ot counsel, who was designated, but
'here is no miodJe of ascertamning from t he
evidence taken. wtat was to be done with
the otoer 85,10.
It appears that since tie conviction of
Dr. Beale his mricken wife lit been sur.
rounded by harpies anxious to be employed
to obtain his release. A manl represent.
iig ghimself as anl attorney, boarding at the
Anmer ican lotel, called onl her, and said
that he hail it in his power to producee an
affidavit which would show that her ius.
band vas the viciiin of a toil conspiraety,
and would procure his imnedi.ate pardon.
lie asked for his services and tronble, the
noderate suin of iweniytlive dollars. Af.
ter appealing to his ionor as a inan, and
sayig t1) him she should have but two
dollars loft for the necesaary expenses of
her I -e fansily. and receiving the most
siletm assuratices tlhat lie wo'uld fulfill his
prornise, she gave him- tle nmoney, atid site
141w hin nan gore. Subsequently the
either plan was sugrested; anid it is proba.
ble that by expoisetre the knavery of these
pardon.brokers wil rece:ve a clheck.-N.
6UPPokT Y(PUi COUNTRY PAPRs~.
Tlien Il*.lowing, fromtt time New Ytork
Life lilustratet'd, is worth retern her
inlg by those who preler favforing the
city-papers to thiose of their own conn
try or towin:
"We oceasionally receive let tel s in
which the writers express tn intensicn
tm " stop " tie mit their coutitrf or
village papers, atnd take onoi of' o.
pubbeatiins instead. We always re
gret such itiLiaations- We thiik a
Iitan A)ght to -upp.rt his aman paper
first, and theln if lie can aflfrd to take
as aper it a disittee, let hint do so,
aid we shall be hapepy tit supply himi
with Life l.u- tuued. Tim country I
press, in our opinion is nost inipor'
tant in its efftet ton the en); hlermtment
of the nawian. It ene, in since
thtusund rills, the iu-e4-'gernee of the
age, froim the various smnrees in intel
ligenev, to searly every horne in the
Co1utry. The emuntry press ought, so
receive a cordial sutpport. Every
place should try to have its ptper of
such a character tihat tihe people womuld
lbe jnstly pieoud ol it. To this end let
thtern pay prompjt ly, advertise li berual'
ly, recatrttmetid warmitly, antd in every
way stanid by their editor as long ans
liheyens CIL'enttosusly can.
Tuts BR10oE CAsE The greatt apple
of disebtrd andu Vexaeititn has been
swalluwed at last. The City Countci'
of Atigusta ereenmeteed negstiatimons
with Alessrs.. Jtmne., & hieimedya f'ew
das ago, ptrrehased their enet ire inite
rest; whatever it wats; ini the Amugusia
ll~ridge.anid also their chtarter wi iah ali.
their righets incident thertete\ The
a tpers have beent drawn, signe'd, seal'
ed anid dehive-ed : ad timsshas- ended
attd, we trutst, quieted forew;r, the
truly ve. un'rons anid celebrated "BHridge
Fitcgs ct;RRENT oV TnF.
Corrected weekly by
W. 5. Lawloin & Co.
VAc-Oroa AMO coMMIssiOM M~aCnEANTs,
Charleston, Sl. C.
Clharlestont, April 24th, 18.55.
UP-Ano C'OTTOM.-Th~Oesales of thtis
article yeste'rday ere 3l27i bates at full
prices. Our qtuotationts are prime 8 4-3 to
10 I-4c..attd iine 10 1.2,. per lb.--The ac
counts from Liverpool up to 31st uilt.,
shoew sales of d2500) lels at full, prices,
no rhainge itt market.
RtcE.-Clean 84,00 to 85475 per hun d
GR ArN.-Corn, 81,00, to Si 10c per he
Poans 81 0.5. to 81,15, per bushel. Oats
617 to 70) cents per butshel.
Pleor.-810 00 io 811 (00 per bl., for
douthern. $10 to 4I4 for good Noritern.
Bacn.-Hoe.: round.1i to l2e per lb.
ac ordommg to qumlity anid quantity.
lilDEs.-Cowiee 10 to 10 1-2 per lb.
Deer Skins 20 to 2le per lb.-Coon
and other smitl skitis 10)c. each.
CoFF EE--Rio 10 3-4, to 12 l-2C, aCCor
ding to miua-hy.
SUGAR.-Browvn, 4 1.2 toOc acCord.
tmg to qualhty.
MotLAsss.-Cuba 22 to 25, N. 0. 33 to
35 c. per gal. ..
Wax.-22 to, 25c. per lb,
Tobacco.-V'irginia and Northt Carolina
15 to 50c. per lb. We are agents for the
factories of those States.
"Wines.-L-migwir th's wines of Ohio,
Sl0 to 815per doa. Weatre agents for
these wines here.
sflgr CATrL.-Car toseds 7 1.2 to. 8
3eper16b., nett. Getting scarce.
IloGs.-Car loads 0- 1.2 to 'S 1.20. petr
lb.. nett .
HY MENX AL.
MARRIIED-On the 29th of March, b
the Rev. D. W. Cuttino, Col. T. I,
Connors to Miss A. F. Ingram a'l o..um.
At the residence ofthe bride's father,
in Williston, South Carolina, on the I ia
imst., by the Rev. Simpson Jones. Mr. P.
H. Leiry, of Orangeburg, to Miss Loranie
E., only daughter and child of W. B,
Beazlv and Mary L. Benzly, deceased, and'
grand-daughter of the late Downes Cal
houn, of Abbeville District, So. Ca.
DiP, in Savannah Ga., on the 18th
instant, Charlie Dozier, the ,youngegt
daughier and child of Mrs.'Adelaide Do.
zier and Dr. If. L. Byrd, aged two years
and fourteen days.
Thie hearts of these parents were yet
painfully tender, froin the loss of their
only boy, who died not three mnuths be
fore, when this second bitter shaft was
sped to open the wound afresh.
B Y virtue of sundry Executions to me
directed, will be wild at Sunmter Court
House. on the let Monday and' day fol.
lowing in Mav next, within the legal hours
of sale, to the highest hidder. for cash,the
fol'owing property-purchavers to pay for
Defe -dant's interest in 145 acres of land
in Salem adjoining lands of Estatc of Jared
L i w, et al. levied upon as 'ho property of
Charles McKay at the suit of' D. H. Pee.
One trnct of 149 acres of land, more or
less in Clarendon, adioming lands of and
were, levied upon as sim property of Jno.
.'%. Ridgeway. Ut the Suit of Jos. Herring.
One tract of 550 acres of land in Salem
adjoining hinds of Jas. Lowry et al. levied
upon as the prhperty of Robt. Lowry at.
the suit of E. Tomihnson.
One tract of 122 acres of land, more or
less, in Clarendo,, adjoining landsof H.
lolladay et at. levied upon as the proper
ty of A. 1. Richbourg, at the suit of V.
. B. Haynswiorth, Cson'r.
One tract of 50 acres of land, inore or
less, in ( Lsrenden; adjoining lands of R.
W. Stukes et al., levapd npon as the prop.
ertyt J. V. Ridgeway at the suit of F.
Defendn''as interest in one tract of 400
acres of land imore or less. in Clarendon'
tuijoiniig landt or E. B. D.ivis el al. levied
uponi as the property 01 W. S. joInson at
the suit of W. II. Gilliland.
One Lot and Buildings thereon in the
vilage of L)tnchburg, adjoining lands of
- , levied upons as the property of R.
G. Potts, at the suit of Jamoes H. Chan.
d.er. To be sold at the risk of the form
One tract of 1000 acres of land in Sa
leml, adljommgnt Ilnds of ' in Salemn.
Suiier District, the undenied right title
and inierest I R. .. W. English in one
tract of 11010 acres, di'ssed to him under
the will of his graml lasher, the lane Robt.
English, at :he .nits of Juo. Lynn, Jno.
Ilown, Jos. Commuander, $as. A. Carnes,
W. Kf'e!ten, itolht. Coims.i. r. .
Deicnidanut's interest in oni tract of
12M acres of land, nore or less, in.Clure.
onit, adoilinisng lands estaie of W. J.
Rers et at.. levied upon is the property of
F. K. MA:iyrant,;at the suits of L. B: Hanks
ansd 1). I. Pool.
Aist, Defeidiant's it-terest in oni tract
of 300 acres (it hiad, snore or less. in
Cl.arennt, adjoining I nds o Al. S. Moore
et al., levied upon as the property'of F. K.
Mavoaiit, at the suits of L I. LHanks and
LI. Ht. Pool
Also, Defendant's interest in o:.e tract
of 700) acres of land mn Claren--nt, adjsiin.
isg lands, eI I (enry A. Middleon, levied
upon as the property of F. K. Mayiaut, as,
the suit of LD. L:L Pool and L. B. Hiank~s.
One tot and buildiugs the reon in Sum-.
terviLl -, adjoining hands of .- levied
upon as the property of N. Graham, secui
risy, at the suit, of Johnstou, Crews &r
Braw tey. 2 cases..
Onec lot anid budldings thereon in Sum.
tervitle adjosminu lands of F. Sumter et at
levied upon as the property of L. H. Din
kins at the suit of the Bhink of the.State of
Four hiorse.s levied upon as the property
of Rt. W.. Andrews ast the suit of Samuel
(Ose niegro nvied on as the property of
WV. WV. Bradtuordatthesucof .-McAlis-.
One negro Ievied uport as she property
of John B~rogdons, security, at the. Suits of
Johnason, Crews & Brn wley,2"cases.
One niegro levied upon as the p'roperty
of WV. S. Bu'rgress, at the suits of -W. C
Moore. Z J. Dielay anidL B. Hafiks.
Fotir negroes lev eu upr~n as the ploer
sy oh J. J. lDe ser, aof th suts of P.-Hl '.
tont, G. hiouse, C. Blossard, atnd Ws F. B.
H1 syn, worth, Comn'r.
Onec negro lev,e I upon as the property
of TI. Rt. berry at the suits of O.J.Qhaffein.
Joln C. hoeh, 2 cases, Henry Kelly, artd
DI J. Winn.
Three noe-roes levied uipon as the prop
erty of L.. H. Ditkmns, at the suits of the
Biank of the State of South Carolina~, two
cases, and W. [D. De~champs. .
One negro tevied upon as the property
oif B. J. Hoilge at the stilt of Samuel Hiar
One horse levied on as. the property of
R. Kolh, at ther suit of Henry Kelly.
Onie nsegro levied ofta-the property of
D. Lloyd at t he suit of W. J. Boll.
One negro lovied on as- the property of
M. D). McIntosh, at the suits of W. J.
McFaddia ard D). Joisoy.
Onae negro levied upon as th. property
of Rt. J. Witherspoon, at the suit of Sej
One Buggy levied upon as the property
of RI. G. Potts at the sait of James Hf
One horse and eine negro levied u potn
as the property of \V. F. Shortr r and A..
R. Bradh-m,, as tht suit of S.. J. Barnard.
' One negra leviedl upon -aM the- property
of Johns F..lune, at the sUit'obf W. J. BulL.
Oite negro levied upn aithert
of Henry Casseis; at the suit oh Hesa
llThree negroes levied'tspon asithe p#t
easy of L.. H. Beliee, ii the a ijt~of .
Delser andl C. Bosuard& : s .
Ine ner!evted upon as otjrpety
Th'lree aegroes levied upne as the
eriy os M. Ml. IlnithoW st aJt yto
tGatilaisi. HowlI St Co.. J1. 3.' tvw nd
Lynuim &. Bleher.
,'Tree Horsest ao4 one Mule1 leyiddl up-.
ott as the pi-opet of A. F. Dinugle, Jr., at
the. suk t fJ. Rhodus, 2 cases.
JNO. C.-R H A ME,,. 8. D.
Anpril 26, 181&5