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TIE UMTEI BANNER
3. S. RICII A RDSUN, J
W. F. B. IIAYNSWOIITIr.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1855.
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Monday last, s.le day, saw quite a num
ber of our country friends in town. 'I'le
amount of property sold was small and 1
the prices reached were not h'glh.
The country has suffered much for the
want of rain. Up to Monday last, the..
complaint was general with our plinters
that they could not get their seed up ; but
rain came at last, und .on Monday and
mbonay night we were blessed with most
refreshing and invigorating Ohowers.
Vegetation looks revived and we hope the
chances for good crops may not be eitirely
We have been credibly informed that
the protest filed against declaring Major
A. ii. Cossons, Colonel of the 41th
Regiment South Carolina Mlitia, was ar.
gued before a board ofmflicers on Saturday
last, in Columb:a, and the grounils of the
protest sustained by themi. The election
has been sent back to the people. 'The
day of the clection has not yet been ap.
In another co umin will be found a se.
vere and austic rebuike of the conduct of
those who, on May.day night, so far for.
gui ihemnseives and the respect due to the
.omniiuiiy, and eupecially to the young
ladies, as to commit the indeceicies coin .
plained of by "Omtuikron,"
While ie as public Jour:;alsts, can biut
Condemn the conduct of ioe, be they
old or young, who committed theve acts of
tresp~ass upon the property anid feelinigs of
some of onr citizens, we shmoubd have re.
gretted to have betentopelled to admoin.
ister to them the rebuke their condnet de
servos-for we must think that it was ri.
aher a thoughtless, thtan a wvilful an.I de'ib.
erate act, and we catn but hope that it will
be an isolated instance of the kind mith
annals of our pleasant and hi cialble ihttio
town. The article of "Oimikroni," which
relieves us as to 'the negeessitv of further
comment upon this a0lftr. is couched in
such language as to be* serere and at the
samne time not at all per onal. The abus.
es hie compjlains oif are no fictions, atnd the
improvements stuggested are, to us, uabso.
The May Party.
Last Tuesday evening saw a fairer and
larger assembly of young beaux~ anid helles,
met togethter to do homage to the season,
than we recollect to have ever before seen
in Sumterville. The rooms se!ected for
the celebration were larfge, commodious
and pleasant, and the decorations do honor
to tho taste of the young ladies, tunder
wvhose sole moanagetment thme entertain
mlent wvas conducted. T1he addresses of the
Queen, IHerald, Flower giris,.ilsof 110.
ntor,Spring, Summer, Atutumnn.Winter, and
an army of other little charming fairies,
have been, at our request, furnishaed us
for p~ublication, bt',their len ti h.precltudes
the, possibility of publishing them this
week ; suffice it to say*, that they were
well chosen nnd in keepinmg with a seasin,
"Bright is the sun and muildl the breeze,
AndI bloom and verdure deck the trees."
Of the~ mnaterial part of the cntertaiumnent
..-the supper--wve enn say nothing, fairy
feet patting around the table, with dan eing
eyes.and slirdng innocen', gleofil faces
took up all our attentiona, even to the ex
elusion of those large bowls of S'trawber
ries and ereamn, for which we are wont to
confess a decided weakness. Child-hiko
happiness and gayety were the orders pro.
-unulgated and written on the faces of the
young and old. Whenx they do meet again
ocasuch. another eve,.muay we be thero to
Give us your ig Messrs Editors, we
*Typos had the pleasure oif being present
at the one givon on Thutrsday evening by
the scholari of mss aloRGAN's School,
and its .'... performed their part as * ac
tori, and tho whole afibir was without
a |I. The young I-adies' smiles .were as1
piercing as the t, and every otno seeed
wrannpe in etto -at e.n.m..
We took iccastion, a few days ago, says
lte Charleston Standard, toinotice the ex
travagant high prices of our meat inarket.,
and though thero has not been much of a
reductio inl the prices since, yet we pre
sent them this moriin.g in more detail.
Yesterday Beef sold from 15 to 18c. per
lb; Veal, 20 to 25c. per lb; Lamb, 14 to
25c. per lb; Pork, 15c. per pound; Chick.
ens, (very simll size,) 62c. per pair; larger
ones, one dollar to une twenty-five; Green
Peas, *37c. per peck; Strawberries, 37c.
per saucer of ahout two lozen; Cabbages,
from 9 it 12 aid 25c. each; Sweet Pota
toes, $2 per peek.
The New York Herald, speaking of the
scarcity of provisimns at the North, says:
"If there be not a tevolition in these thinsr
witi-in tle next ten years, the only alter
ative for a sutlicietey of bread it ite North
will be to fall back ip lithe Southern
system of African slave labor. Strike out
the products and suiplies of Southern
slavery of time last year, and we of the
Nortih would now ie sufibring the evils of
an I rilmh famie."
The WIhnintgton Ilerzull kiayis that the
falliolr off in the turipetimne crop, on% ing
to the late extensive contilgratio.ns, will
be 50,009 iarrels.
A Protc-t ;as ieen erit reJ, Pays tile
Camden Jourr ah, against Lietnanetit,( CI
oniel Blaing heing coniioned as
Brigadier General of the bi 'Brigade,
South Carolinma .\,ilitia. &gied by nint
coisIitiiiiioed:c officcr. of the '22d Rmgi.
The grounidhs of protvit are:
First.-Ihleghlty m votinig in the '0'h
Regimtt; the polI were openied and the
election held without legral iiatice havingr
beci given, as regiired by the Militia
Laws of South Carolina, A. 1). 1M1, Act
2.:56, Section 13.
Secoud.-V.jtes teidered for COoloel
Wdiian J. Taylor, for the ofliee if Iriga
dier General, were rejet ted, as we cO
ceive, withoeit sulIciient grounds.
The inaiter will be referred by Major
General A iken to a board of ofiTeers, wIo
will hear time protest anil deterinwe wheti
er or not a new clection iihall be ordered.
From the Talcaliuana correspoiletIt of
the Tmies and Transeriplt, says a ('a i.r
nia paper, "we learn (if th part icu!ar of
th an: al ihi! prit."
It appears that the America wns board.
ed as soon a she eitemed the harbor liv
.\lr CI arle-s Minturn, a promintent :aid mi
flueitinal eitihen of San Fr:ciscio, antd
Mci-r-s. who liopd to have r' chd a
country vhe:.rc his isdeedz vere in- i
lnow n, 'as :m pal. d at . a i iimjne.cted anl
appilr;ion. liewrw, oee,.lei-zf;s
took Mlr. lliim urnm aI;., a , ed a
him, for the sake ofi bi., wife, wh Is : heart
iti iil brea I, t t I re al tin fitai We
cret, as all ,n. bor.id rv.,etL til: IN% w.
-. ..m!:: : . a . l. .iiaiinimr tioi
we anre mnt ad i-ed; outi te te: wkis al
re.nly known it s!orc-a newlstmler from
Sanl t-'rimeifc baitng prf, vioudyl reachevdi
that . out . . 'y pla -... A'.ne io.
reumariable p:rt the .-t ry i ta
Nleiggi td ialen:i akway but betw..-n
S&5,UUO to 86.('00.
Th t Lrp im e bietween'in: bh
andi t'hir!atte his be en mopened.i
-A great and~ tinprecede~inted drough
prevadis in Mts8.s pip:; in the nteighi:,ar.
hioid of \V'*i. d n1ile, salys the Re;iibhea n:
"'The heaveiis smemi iniade iof bras'., awnl
*!arlth fast he'etniing a parched adm burning
caldron. Corn is sitlering very mutich
while imch of thei coitton i, 'it vet up,
there not beinig moiiture enoutghm in thte
grotund tom cm um.~m it to gernnate--oinse.
qluent ly thle '-prospects'' ait thi~s timoe are'
T(he Illoilv Sprimas DImoii~t .pea ks ini
very' h.ih andm c ria.l te'rmis of the lion.
\V. S. Barry ini iai(cneein withI thle Gsov
niomntted for thie 'ili.ce I y ihie D enimerac.
cy of Madisiin.
Whi!.st the "rest of mt:mikindi" are pay
itng frot,.'10 to 50 cents a potinml fin hiuneir,
we see that thie artiem, is selhai at Coa.
eord, North Carmilim, at I laid 1 2-.
At tihe same pilace h:iconm is 8 1.*2e
hiamst 0; corn 75 to 801; miat.s 40(.
IlTe agricultiiral biranchi of tihe Patet
(11lice ha. taiken mneasuiren fto procuore nseeis
of thle hitun y1a-hun-mtya, of thle hir tribe,
growin.g in Autitratbae, where it flouitrishies
itn a region of noit tmutchI greater a.rea thanit
irity imile' squa~tre. it bmears a icine tnear
sy two feet in chmlimmeter, fillled witim .seedi
thme size of ani oiive, and mof i flamvor m ore rohI
an md delieate thman' that or tihe rine app'e.
It is sit muitch estememed by time n-itivs as
thatt they at times travel hutndreds of miilesi
to piartake of it.
Vasmt nutmbeers of hocutsfs hatve iniade
their tippearantoe in time ueighborhmuod ofi
Grillin, and s nmie fea.rs are entertincd,
thait ai secontd edli tion o~f oneo mlhe plagmues,
thait visitou Egypt ini o.ler ties, tmamy
Winter's Iroin Works and Mill, near
Monitgoimery, Alabaim, have been u--stroy'
ed by fire, loss one httundre'd itsanmd
We learn from thme Romte (Gm.) South.
erner that thiere is great de~stit Utioll amfog
the poor of tha t counmty. Manmy rim.ilies to
the mo~st indiigenit cmicumstanices. are hivinig
ott time goenous but mmemre charmitimes of
neighbors ahnost na nieedy aus thmemmselves.
Thme partial failures of grain eropis for a
year or t wo, tihe 'necse ol time pricesi of
provisios, andh thme htoppage oif matny gritt
millsm, tire tnotedi amomng time cautses.
rThe D'alton (Ga.) timecs aio draws a
.1;.tc,-;in pieur of er untim inn, :.,o.i.
Georgia: "More than one-hialf of the peo.
pie are without cori and money. The
cry is "corn, corn, corn-do you k now of
any corn for sale?" The answer is, "I
hav.- travell-d twenty miles around every
way, and can hear of not a bushel to ie
had, for love, charity or money. The poor
ain oflers to work a day for a peck of corn
to feed his wife and children on. lie is
turned oft' with an answer, * M% own
fauzily will have to suffier if I siell my
corn." Ilorses and imules are turned out
to perish, or live in the woods as best they
cnn; and hisba odnien that have farms and
no corn will not be able to cultivate inore
land ihan ihey can tend with the hoe.
The writer coucludes by arguing the pro
priety of appcaling to Ih . Governors 0f
T'ennessee and Georgia for aid.
The Cheraw Gazette says :-Moses
flarrelson, who was convicted of tile mur
der of E. A. Rogers at the l.tst term of thei
Court., and under seitence of death which
was to Le execuied on the 20tha of Juie,
on Sunday morning an hour or two before
clay. made his escape from prison. fle
was confined by a chain to the flIo o!
cell. It is silppiosed that with a t k.i
en froum a water bucket, le snr7 .l in
ui'ocking the lick that fateiiedl'th - haini
and that with th salve wirk- lie sne&r'sive.
lyii lckJef a!l the lockli, atid nade his
oay : the lower floor and escaped
throtigh the windows. Ue was tracked
where he left the ritad and weat accross
the ields of Mr. Nathan I, -ans, and untd
ie camne to the run of Sith 0 Swaip.
The Rev. -James Dinntelly, onte of the
oldeI amid best known iniiisteirs in lite
South C irolina Conference. died on S-itur.
day, the 2th itit., at his rcsideice near
A desiath from New II.uvon, da;,ted
April 28th,, sayi :--\Vilann Clark, a
young grcer rterchant of this ety. at 7
o'i lock this evei.g, shot throngh tle h'ead
lticha rd \VItte, tw ntv,fiir years aige,
mi \hite'. dwelliiig lm Shermian avenue.
White ad :o:e tune ago iarried a .A iss
Bowgart, to wfhom Clark had beeni voe ry
much iattached, and tle utitrder originated,
it is said, fro that Cirentmlanttce. A 1: 1
the par ties are of good st.idintg and char.
acter. The di-tress of \iVte 's wife at.I
her mothr hae creted thi; .rcatet syi. i
pithy. The murderer h-is beei arres:.
Wt le !! breiatlie,, bitt !i. death 5 lo.
' liery Thoa :i" say%.s the Abe..
Bannoer. "Stn of T. W. Thomas. tormieriy
o; 'iie.lle, a: nt ereting 1 4y of C!even
yCirs, w.as kiled la.t Frndav at lis mitioth.
er'zi wsi:nce int this u)ntr.ct, under th.
moest ineulain( holy circum.-tances. 11'. had
gone mti the yard to shoot a lird, but
iassig it the firit firo, sent lIs li:tlems
ter fr h.s powder a:id shot, with wich it
teem , he im t.etl re Iiatld his gun
ailll h.iog it 4o1i lit , ro - iid, we t to ltoo
mttad.:r t ire to :t ike hure tie he! in m -
I- e- IViiiii, tioing iis, a itili: iii.
gr. boy. tint uore thia Seveti ytears ol.
110i):;u t he l un"il, V.yC,7llm jn-r. 4.\ja .. je
1:n mllng L-b ,111h1oo liou, at .he ,a e
innet piriesenttir it. li-ary ma-t;untty ru'h.
ed to at-rdS nlt to take th piece tritmi
h1:11 :111.1 wh nl so ClO.-e lth ,t lthe rangizz't
toatly tolwthed 1 , pterstn, it was dislr.
edl, wheather : ciidenitally tir putri,.h
cannoiit nowv br- knowny. Thle whoiile load
gaive one gasp andh died.
tion anid tmotrtificat iln of tiit:ir recenit .ii'
tires in K;misa-, call for the inttretionil
iof the. Uiite~d States A-miy to Putt dlimnt
Ib:n' ~al .,iori-mt, lwho, :a. they say, bivea
tratmihise in th it the~y hiave clii ratecd tot
andt exerid th le right s of citaansip in
Theii Al lies antd t1i- Rutssianis recenit
IV :dlowuted eachi ot her ain nirti.-t ie. tto
butry ttheir dleadi. Thle ilecrsa antd uobbers
of I le respecte conishaalatanit iniiIl with
etch oilier, s:noke~d eigr u a iiii rerarked
jioke.., lie Rus ittns j:octitly a-,kig when
an~d what timet~ theyi i:<peted~ to leavi.
As.oin ats the ariiti: ie ws t wrr the pair.
tie's wenit to wirk :Jtn caitte:ie.hnga oah
Thle cats rani over thle new test he woirk i
acroins a le Wa'iteree Qwamitp, for thet firt ~
been compleitted wv.thmn a year fro:iia
ciiiic eneement, atid is saidl to be a .soidt
andi! thotroughiv cons tructed piece of wiork.
A letter froam St. Lon;s, Alissoiuri, d.ited
the [l4th of April, saiys thaa it mtht it .Stat,
m liuisandKitiicky,ca ehepan
houage hiad beent dy. tg durmiii the past foiur
an thle i-.etmes produceed bty ic aniiy fotodi,
aitd the severe andl protracted roid of thei
The G;rantd . iiry of Chiesteriebl l)is~rict
hta preisentteid as ai g'rievancie, th' ec acuo
of the last !rigishnu tre in pledtging~ thei
faithI atti credit ot the State to thte ex\t ent
of two mai lions of doll Ii a in the, Bu te Ridge
Rail roaid pro je'ct. Th'le schtatmte seems to
have beeni regtladed by lie G rand Jury as
"wd antd impairactaiice."' an.ii the~ dtli
whicha the Stiae his thusi asstimed to be
tite wich will hauve toi bie putd bty i-ge.
a. rat ions yet itnblort." T1he suggestion iias
thereftore ade that thte 2eotnst itutiion hie
so:amenidedl tas to pirevenit te J,'gisfla ure
in thle fiatntre tromt conatrictintg ainy debats,
excepit thosae I hat are to lie p did by inone.
diate atnldirec:t taxition tapota 'hle peopie.
As more or less postmaasters seem to
imnagiane that letters ott whichh the putt age
lasa been but partly paid in adlvanice are to
be treated us though it had been left whol.
ly' unpaid. we rgnibiush the fol!owin
us.w -em ..
itandiiig regulatioin of the l)epartment:
"Letters part paid Phould ie despatched,
barged viilh the additional postago due
it Ihe prepaid rate. according to distance,
estnblishied by said act, (of March 3, 1855,)
!xcept where ilhe omissioi to pay the cor.
rect aiouit is kiiown it) have beena inten.
ionl, when they should be treated as
etters % holly inpaid."
The steamer Star (of the West has ar
rived bringing California dates of April
The Know Nothings had elected their
wiile ticket inl Sacrainetu.
Coin was scarce and trade dull. The
inint had coined inl the year upwards oaf
Flour commaii(nig 14.50.
The steamer Atlaitic bas arrived with
Liverpool dates ot April 2:d.
The Vienna Conference has been brok.
!1n of, tussia hamVIg rejected the propo.
iltions ott the Allins. Iord John Rua ell
nd I)rontyn d'fIllunys liad left Vienina.
There are :ronig indicatinis that Aus.
ria will not act ag.r:ntst Ulissia.
Sebwastopol had ieen boliarded with
itO gunls ironli tle !1:h1 lot e 15-'h of A pril,
withiout result. 'f'hl( Alies would proba.
)iy atteriupit t sti the plaice, though na 1
te.,ault. was haridly considered pr:i:ticable.
The Listest ;uCacunts tlate i hat the Ab.
.d fire iial doiae ineimic d:a1;ge, which,
iowever, Was promptly repaired by tie
Thie French codina1 had been s-prung,
flingi considerable danage.
The Hr.tish lan of CIG,000,000 had
>een laken by the 11it ischilid's inl tile
hav ot a-: :u:t termt:nable in 30
The Britisi Govorai.e:nt litines the
'XpCns'Zt; for tha year at S6E 0000,(t,
mdn the re'.enue at 5,)(,)(.
f'arlhiiiaent al i inerva.ied the( taxes on
iearlles, Fp'its, Tet aid Caf"ee.
A t ax on Stlurir was propo c t.
N~aolen and Elanie .ad been in
itg!nid fIor a week.
It w 'as stated that the lingf1lih Govern
ntitt Inl a t ceatd that Napoleoin Shouiuhd
ake commid :-ii tbe CruianLi armyav,
lugla ibis Waf doubtful.
Thli euck Con:iiii:i tee waz progress.
T.0 tIaIor (if the Cnvent of St. Agnes,
t Iline. had fllen, iojurii; the l'ope
itIly antd several C irdinals set erelv.
L -in lav iai ben cafptured
aikiwg drawin:'sn of Abe French irem-nceaC.
ihe c.oni-'1.w Il i it i-h i ad acted as a e-:ry
iowe tle l titie o| Abi ,
-I Ill' Ii,"tt Of the' 2!.I I 1uhime11-, accord.
Vtat il) l ii e igot r;tuniiie, a respect;lh e
oit, ~ ~ WI Letlail vts a .tk.
i dl lby thi.' _ cre-s l i e u rO, tho saw%
maii linth hlik I -e. Thm hutshbawi, as hit
pr..mg trinm his b-d. was fired uponi b
lie iltriiler w llo niis.-d lit's aii. Ti
ib-ial tiieiaaliiel iji ta- wn f l
t, fired, .ad the itruader tell den. IItht
i t Iinni5 ihe:''pen- fkld toC It ,.
t a ner hbr, tiold n'at i ccrred, ;ani.
t~nainy whi .eVerd pe tr.-ns, retire1,
&t ; tiernal niniher were hrritied
d rt'e li in ii in a teal htiny w lilt
-tau taibbe t eir n it :-i! It ..ppeirs ie
!(at de* eerug'l t-ott his utn a rai a b
Oan aii lll Itt it; a wti lauagt , firtgra h t
I sw. jTihe iose haid tartevh dy.- beent
aabbed, teiry i vayster auUSlI ofi twot~ goltd
Orr, ;tii: ":eige.l G lhr.el,")i:.. gut ito
iroiab:a ait Gre, nacak, Scimtian-l. H1e haii
eeni set ' jail fiai h.x:y days, If.
r.a.il--ma' lali caL i[cei angeis.-ined
0 riscue( hai:n. fiut did not sieceed. HeJ~
.Aiet:s it - siaid, tat z:-ijlr "inairtyrdn"
Ait ~' -a ieet n o Chi: ''li ' appointe.d
lite alteteri a 1a11ei'iie & '.aemn
'ordli:ttn cada to ta heaii. eh iior u bot~ i a
fitha shohi~i of all iothers be ptrauda oif tfia-i
aansit tin a noiilt hi, tniatins io fia heaitha
ti* inturiter, Itie .~Ani:v-rsaria. aol th; bIrii
lay otf ouri N\ a ttin ilI aidipe:aalentce.
"T:t w ae thet repoie-i senttives, of ainr
i. donnaed tih-. h~litabin'ni f war far a
naan, anda tiaught thet Sabbelirsi if lair'ape
hait I th c : tens af Ameracica weare their
.ope(ria r.b.)<hietin tia tthe 4:ht of Jn ly next
eir place,' fair sii h ceerat a~ by is a dlitmetr,
Hil .t ary piracessaitn amal airaiiti,
( t nitin it wavis trnleraed thf:at a paubbe
iiitiir will he giveni ait Saimtervifle Acad
aiy Gravei, at th .thmll Jum!y neixt.
( :i miotsin, it wit ardearaed th-it all theii
.'ttfortm C(ranies~ij- in thie O)-trtct het in
.tedo I hrough 1.ae~r Cottanmiders lto untite
vaht ats ini ei b-br~iang it.e evenit nt iiimila
y i-:yile andh tc).tumei.
O.i n! itt, it waas aordered', t hit arms,
andta sidea :artts fte if.penled wit hi.
On iaatiton, it was arad real, that the fa-.
lies hie pari iti ily i misted, toi f avair uts
vahlt their fpresentce un thli;eccasiain. Thie
mbhil e geneally iae ivned to at tend
Oin moai tin, it was atrdereda thai~t Getnera I
)diaersa of 5:hu Re.:ntnenat ofi Cava fry fte
tav taed tat a:en i mi t ftill unaiformt and juam
ni ptrtce sitin.
O n mto an. it wavas oraderedl thfit Coti's.
htaI1, antd Fijeld Otlicers(t o fhfh ;andt 4tha
tegimi ets, antd thet cotantam-s ioned~ ollicera
>t beat co~irm-,ies itn e-clh regtanenit'he
ntivtead to attend in full umiformn and joim
Otn motion, it was ordered, thiat i;n
Gov. Richardson and Manning) the 1itln.
Scitors and Representatives of Sumter
District and te adjoining Districts be
invited to attend4 and join in procesion,
where a prominent place will be allotted
On motion, Genl. P. I. Nelmm was
appointed President, and Col. Blanding
Vice President of the day.
On motion, Rev. D. McQueen was ap.
pointed Chaplain. B. W. ELdwards Esq.
Orator, and John S. Richardson Jr, Read
On motinn, Capt. J. B. N. Ilannmet was
appointed Marshal, Capt. R. C. Webb
assistant Marshal, Licnt's John W Dar.
gilm and R. M, Durant alternates. All
who juin in proce.-sion are requeEted to
appear in white pants and gloves.
Coumit iitee Committee
W. C. Reams,
R. M. Durant, 0. 1'. MeRoy,
P. Myers, A. M. l'ewbery,
C. II. Jonle, Jus. M. Wilder,
T. E. Wilite, 0. 11. White,
S. E. W. Clarkson, \V. P. McCoy,
ILco nrl Chiamiller, Licut. J. %V. Dargan.
Ser!'t. ; F. lradfoird Ciairman.
W' J. N. Hamnel, Sei-'ry
For the Banner.
lumatiervilleti! rike .iyP - -
Wlliat we Wauat, &c.
MIlssns. Em-rsJs :--'crmit ile through
the inedium of your valuable paper to say
a few words in relation in our flouriting
and enterprh-ing hittle town. There are
sever:4l thinm conuerted with the wellbe
il of Stintertille aid its iihabitant s
which I think docerve a ". we place " inl
fur thougitihts, anid, which I i1itnk, tmhtr!ft
weli ctmploy thc tine, taleits. antd pF!us2, of
itmy of our '- mnore k:owintg " eitizs
tl m one v.-ofuld he awire of at tirt glance,
iltd m ithe first place. I will state a few fact
wicb in muy litnble op Uimn v.,!l be
obvy ons to Ilic t sufperticial observer of
matters and tlh cigs in " these wonderful
Sumterville may m-ell be dcaominated
a pretiv, healh i, an I tiriving t owi, aud
wih a te:w aiteratitoins, addit.ons anld su b.
Ii actifne, whibit in:.ht be s.uggesteCl, (anl
tot uonly suggeste but carriedI oat) ctilI
become otnle tfit I ie first iininm twsri-i inl thef:
Site. int a, I have before siated, there
fre svr..I ti ngs coniected with the
wvelfare and hApliiss ot tle plice h:1t
nie loigter." Ymn: are well
aware Mssrs. Ed.tor. th:'t, wha:cv.er h is
I teldiey it mar the hppine.s, destry
:.e peiace., or ifjure tie Iroeperty i inh.
viluals, will, it lotitty tista nces, producte
.Ie si iaiff e ILect upon c fmmmtifs. Pei -
lt no therclore to . spmt k a htle " con.
-ertng Z c.ert Ic:n clazs ur chisses existtg
it our otalst, wv.hose prrrfroiances of late
ioive given risc to the presenit artic~e
-itether thet be "Amer.cxttite " tir ' Ire
me thi:1- I w.ll sty. t h it, wh'ev.r they
Ire they rh:.-ervc ffh cunititeiance or
,ct.ttrig % alt ijttelbg'sit; :ra11 , .nd
-ni ~enel cln~iullty. The linjtiry
l.int tl tothe pr..periytytni a 'ffh i ft siie
it onr cmst r epeciable cit:zenls on tie
-itt lith il first fit May is bctt an exter.
ii iVh-nee~f oi thte deep~ fdepjraivity andI it
ffim thff breatst offfttf', whoft tor oughtli
v. lui av tot the cffnt ratrv w'ifd btae thre
mdf.fctitit!er ithe dIr'i-e f a decet
ucit (it clo ts, to ptlace thiems.:l Ves in front
if the refi-le I a:al g'ntle f::tv' cire. is ol
fur town, or* whot wou:!.l tf they~ couldl set
hemnstcite ny, as i th.- Ch r teri -hIis of thec
li, if) Ie.ffeh "a g: zarg, go p.g worbt1i
rfof toi lie s
the trans~actionf~s of the ntighit above~c
flided to, were the only~ e'xhif:tios oft a
1:m t cft re!specI:t au-l goetlemcai.l. rega rd
Ifr thes fceint act l propeffr? t offir felohtw
iiuzents. we mlight pas~s it byV motr eaist y,
mit we aire scirry to s: y lth it it is not~ the.
rst , ss'cont.i (r thir l'Erte of the landti
b~ it l hac aken sl 'ice w.tiin the~ last ccew
'-ar. 'lThere sL'inst tofi It b sucht a
vekh-sm:ess :ua I w-'t reto th Ile Iifistprini.
>ies ot go -d breed tng, abouti t hese " udeeds
>i slarkneo..," ilhat wse to ir tre im ip:ccis
>ft sne rfitytcc:..) woul-mI wdi'migly under.
.Ii he, Icr theaet i'i pit'4ct ot ilhe r Jair
I.ie-, an~y'cit n.> mf ate ir htow co~itrary
ftIii the f~ line rth s tcf the~ htim:n heart,
I.ow fob'.iene, lofw ai hiesat ti:fg it tma~y beC.
''Tere is bt once. wayv hy W:tce I iC iff
ccecitnut for 'hh' ex .st ce oif so gr ia ceas
ohslin, as ut i i wlichI I Itive jutst spok.
mt.-'IThere is tfit or Town~t a (cetrtain
'Frim," wichl cuems to inie., have for
somef' ttcne, beent it:ts:i'jin.. bucsinecss cct
iteiasifif theo nottnber otfit. p-irtnecrs int
mtt.mefs.s,) an. lies~t I ShoublIf weary yosur
tmtt-nee ct bIy keo.pincg you mt sutspenise as
0 thet nametts oft thle gentt lem-m ithotc comn.
>'se the~ satl "Fi rut," (if icdeed ty tbe
etle .iien.) I will try to a le best cf my
s nhlty to give yoiu the ttames of a fewv of
heo leotiig chiaracte'rs,--their p1 cc of
e.Itlefce-ccupattion, ane! hi ur mc timier
>f spendic:tg i imte. &c. &ct. Now as regarils
hte "cogniten"' oft tis celeb lratedi estaib.
asiteti, I have bitt .itiI til oubt, but wvt c
us is s iiim'iar tio yio r eatrs, ats y.our ty
tf 's mie.ssage~ cor "ma~re r opy."' But, for
tear it maiy bnze sh pp d yiouir anemtory
un cder yoctr "pjr-'ov" ofc buisintes,. I sih ill a,.
ltempt tip tye you the ii tnu in black aml:
whlite, just ais I rcovedllthem fromt a frietti
)f ineio ( thther d:.y ; fo~r so fair as I amt
in iteriedl. I it ic a fu riter kniowledlge
af tis Comtpany, th i wih it I cutn see i r
hteatr. Th'le namctes, thtent(I .am told,) of tts
p~ricip~iaI mtembeis are: Messers. "'Walk.
S)treet, Da-Nothintg & Ci." Now wht
is to) me, very smiguilar wcth regatrd, io this
lhinaguuihed comupact, is, thatghtey do tot
hang out their signt and ge. to wyork like
meno ; but each partner turns h~omEQlf i
to a "sign," and may be seen at all ioirs
of tle day, and frequently at all hours of
the night too, either *-tunding, sitting, or
lying (as the case may.) about the corn
era of the Streets Grogeries, Tavern.
doors, and all other public places, where,
like rafts of drifting trash, they may find a
place to lodge against, it nattering little
with them whether the unfrtunate occl
pants are plersed or displeasV4d so their
business thrives. In fact I have seen
these wornthies so completely monopolizing
the entrance of some of the Mercantile
1louses of the town as to render it lanost
out of ti e question for "ladies" to enter,
unless they feel disposed to press their
way through a inotly crowd of cursing,
swearing, dram-drinking, cigar-sanoking
iidividuals who possess "brass" enough
(not in their pockets) but on their faces,
to call themnselves "GENTLEMREN !" A dis.
grace to the name ! These disciples of
the "Peacock" family of "foolosophers"
appear by their actions to conceive at to
he condescensi'n in the superlative degree,
even to "nod the head" to an honest, in.
dustrious ine.h mic who in-ty chance to
be tall enough to coin within the rangre
of their visual organs ; bit strange to say
they do not appear to think it out -of ke1p.
in-r with their dignity, under cover of
darkness, to run don n, catch, and lug in.
to the third story of a geontleman's house,
a dil)ty, lousy calf or a stiiting goat, that
they may thereby manifest to thaos'e by
whoia thev are surrounded, their kind re
gard for the fairer sex and the property of
our fellow-citizens. Another iii stance lf
their patr.otic zem l for t/v-ir gloriou (?)
cause, and we are done with thein.--Tbey
inay be seen on Sabtatlhs in the house of
God where one would naturally expe.ut to
see saine deg-ree of res ect avid reverance
for the sacre1,tness of the place and the
sa;.cti'y of Religion, witi- their feet (all
bntimeared with muud, miire, and what not)
braced against the back-i of the pews
tronting thnem-a qinid of tobacco in their
mmniths, and one of t e.r "charininz'"
coApiinions at their elbows, tLkorough.
ly prep-ired for not hearing a single
word the uwnaister aay speik : and deter.
inned, as it would seen Iron their mices
sant whispelin tg, spittiang and laugh inog, to
let i oine eh-e cija'y the services.
Now I Iel just lied in making the aF.
sertion, ti at Stuiterville, to e ty the least,
hasn III uie for .mny sn ch a nittIf-tcivilized
gag of pea- e nod 8 blilt. breakers as
tlec.,e prove t:.eus;.*lve- Io he, and -niess
they ch.ange their ways tie soisner they
emnit in the rtcrariting sormize the better
it w il be -o the ipe.e! aal b ippinss o:
One word ai re .aad I will close for
iis t ae. Our town needs IimlrUveincnt
iml other respects , in one, the gkcest ue.
cessitV dent nds that soinething be dome.
A :ew e'emng since the Ciinz.i a "four
vdlaue were tharwn mit , til e ol ,.--.
iuient by:' lie ahiraincg cry of tire ! tire!
Jre!' ! T'he wr.ter and a 'arge 'nuniber
of the taownsnein lo., histened to the
plice, wvhe v we toi hill d welhag huis -
( olie of our esteeied fellow--aize:s
wrappel itn the devouring ele.eAcit. Al.
gazed upn thie scene teore thn. S.iys
.r. 11 , ' If ve onlV had a few bnacket .,
hksor ;axws we nii.'ht save tmie of lhese.
buinigs " ('or there were two houses
jmed~~4 together hty :i panssago way) " Yes,
e.:-)y enouligh '' says M1r. C. " But weI
haie m..at gaot them, ino, niot even ran ae,"
I c'uannoat see t'ar the hife o inc wh'lat it
is that ke'eps thle p'op~c of Sunt:eredh-II
ironai seemag die naecesusy of doing sne-o
thing lay w ty of prep-rat on for t hose ier.
ribhle comaargenieIts.,N Nw I d-, mIiproes
to) pwsin4 the gift of prophecay but Iismust
say, itrotn the fierce of circtumstanoz.s, that
if sumae~h.etg is nt done shoert'y fo'r ihe
welh~ure 01 oui.r tow~ *. in this respect, thait
it nt me ot be mnany' y.ears o rmno .this baefore
te sonul-slrring wvords of fiare ! fire!!
lire ! ! ! wdlei c'ompose thle ichorus 0l the
d ega' that wdll be hecarJ echmng tharoug~h
lie er..elinbg thames and falling houses o;
eour now beautiful, buot thaen desitinted vii.
C'orresmponidence oif the Suamter Blanner.
Cot.nmia, Mauy 7, I1855.
The Crops- That State. Hlouse Alyain
-Aly Dary---College KSchiitwn
Mjileiry - .'celaneous.
MJ E.-Sas. Eiui'roas :lai coimnotn w ith
tin c'raops of the adjoiirg IDistricts,
tho se ut' Richlnd haave sulli'red great.
hy lirom) a lo ng-contititnued d rought
AlIt ha sgh siuuiier dayl s have iiot % et.
)oe et tihe earth has beei ntrched
untd vegetau.ion withaer'ed. lowever,
on hnisi Thlur.day eveing, we wvere
lfa end with ai line shiowerc which Ilast
ed seveal' houri cis, ref.he '~kd thle parchied
enar !h, ad revive'd the growving grain.
\i in irave nia idea aof thle pleasure wVithI
n hieh tile deniizens of' that, city whl iso
stiet t s are enivelopeiid in I he dulst gie.:1,
ed the geniialh rain. WVe hope that
aot her shower will again visit us
belise ii a..y dai s.
M~ay-tlhe nim bn of flowers and flir'
tattionais, is coine at hist, atnd its pitnal
dauy wats appropriatehy celebratted by'
"imerrie htds ad lassies fiai r."
We heave to others i he htontor of re'
caiinig the var'ious parties which were
givena; and the mninter in which they
were iespe~ctively enijoayed.
TIhrough the kiitsgness oif' a laidy
Ir ienid, yourit c'orre'sponde~nt rceivjr it
invitatiaon tio the Maay day ectbration
given by t ha' scharbhrs of! the C01 thn i
F'eniaic Academutiy. We spent a very
ple'asnit evening, aind wvomld like to
mleet wvith so unetuy pretty gii Is oltener
than (4nee) a yeatl'.
'Thle Lelip,4u of the Mooni wats dis.
tinactly visanle f'rom thbe beginninig to
the end. We regret we cannitot ex
panthe cause, andtiniovemnt'ltis uorsaid
Epso ast well as sotrpe of'.ot tFgh
ot'd ao their sweethcairte u e
day night,-when they stuted that, the
oditilial rotation osf the oblate sihe
roitd produced- a convexity of insalcu.
lable cohesiveness in the Ihavely bo
The Conmnissioners of lse new State
Capitol are at. present exposed to a
scorehing fire from the batteries of
"Esqiapudenah" a correspondent of
the "Caroliniaan," who well represents
the public opinion of our City. Their
ticatient of Mr. G. E. Walker--their
eilbrt to injure that gentlemnen in the
estimation of tihe pualie-their total
unfitness for discliargiing theduties de.
volving on them have justly rendered
their late official acts obioxious to
the conmmunity. Mr. WNalker will,
in a short time make a full exposition
of the whole matter, and then where
will these amateur architects-semi
engineers with their German friend
be? Ve propose to give, at anothet
time, an account of their proceedings
since January, and then your readers
will unite with us in the lpe that the
next Legislature may turn out of of.
fice the entire Board. For the present
we leave them to the teider mnercies
of "Estinupudenah," who will without
doubt ride them over a rough road.
The May Exhibition of the South
Carolina College will take place on
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday even'
ings next. Twenty-seven young gel.
tlemien have received appointments
ad each one will we trust, come tip
to his expeetations. The exercises
wall be held inl the College Chapel
nl hieb is Iearly completel. It Inay
be ilteres-ilg to nially , fyour readers
to know that, the coriner stone of the
old Chapel--recently destroyed by
lire-was found a day or two ago
while excavating earth fir the founda
tion oif tie building soon to ri-se on
the samne site on which tile old Chapel
had stood fur so ilaly years.
'I lie Hoard of Trustees ITIeet On to
muorrow evening. Oiie recimrnenda.
tion will be made to them by the
Faculty, at the request of the students,
viz: a change ill the hour fir each re.
ei latiol, sto us to h .ve the three da-ly
recitat ions in the inorning. The hot
weatnier and imlportanace of el ieo
attelntiotn to studies nt this time render
wLine such imove iiecesary. Exami
ituttion cominenices oil Juno 20th and
will probably contimue until Ju.V 1st..
The C. F. A's Caltain lampton
irweveded oill a targetfi iig excursion,
tnil FriLity. YLhis btiga rather an
liuual siglt, 1aanv taf our citizens
wei'e jIasenzt to witn:ess tile mudar
paudIIi. The target, w.as oiF wood
,.X leet squat-e, iad mo red in the
COIgaree l iver so that aill danger from.
hal Is might be obviated. Fifteen
having betn0a fired, the carriages on
which the canliiiO Nve ppted
broke froii the recoil uf the gull wheln.
tired--in conlsequence of wineh tihe
firing was suiieiided, much to, the
regrat of the aCimny and the citi'
zen presiiet The C F. A's are the
-:.;eI!!vry Comp~any la tils secLion
ol het State and are celli tanly worthlay of
piai:-e f Or tlcir zeal, ietgyy, ad Per,.
everanice. Nor must -ie s'iit to
aIlen titan, while i.coarsing o M:!itarv
al[ai;s, the paarade af tile R1iflemien oi
Satiurday moriaing aid that of the
Colhege Cadets in lite eviiing of the
sul aC day. The formier perfsrmned.
Lighit lut faa try mnaovelinents, sach as
s..aius-hiig in advanice sor retreat, with
de ;accuracy anda precisin oft vet eranis.
Thec Cadeats nmireb-l exces.-diingly wvell
andl the onaly regret is that they do not
intl .ter inuore iiiein nl Parade.
Froms the P'ee Dee Times.
Shiockiaig .Ais a a Williauass
Lowvwon, P'Eu DEEt, Apiril 30th,
185j.-LEditor of the Pee Dece Times :
hitenlse excitellienit ha.s prevailed in
thme S. ckee ineighbaorhioad, WVilliams
bairg District f'r .eeveral days past,.
:arising fi roni the reciat discsovery of a.
iist uitre cious3 miuader which wats COm-t
:nittred in that vicinity sasmie two
inoniithis since. Thec unfoartuniate vict im
of this bhasidy outrage', was a pedlar
nolled Shafer-a fan cigner, anld sup-.
j'osed to be a Geranl. Notaiing.
havinag been heard o1 this man since
late in February, the ruiaaor becamne
enlrrenlt a few day s ago, that he had
b'eenl al inuruered, when it large number
of eitizens iniunediately collected m'nd
caanunena'iced I v igi lanlt search for the
body of the nun dered snan, und aho
fir t he .g .odls oaf w hich hie wais sup
lpased tia have beei: robbed. Tiraces of
the goonds were Isound in the deep
recesses of Sockee Swaimp during the
first atnd seconid days' search, anld from
lhir locality, anld somie incidental
ciricum stances, susp icion was fixeJ
upoatn a coloi ed mian named Robert
Poawell, and a white man named Rlich
atrd Maish, a soni of WVilliam Marsh,
and hsavinsg ascertatined the wheorpa
but of' Powell, a pas ty was dispatch
ed to arrest him, and succeeded ini
daoing so Thuirsday night, at, the nouse
ofa Mr. Phillips, in the Carver's Bay
mitighbhorhood, Geo rgetown Distries.
On .Friday mnorsinlg Powell was
broaighit ini, and oan being interrogated,.
conafessed his pairticipationi in the uir
der, aind conducted us to the grave of
It seems that Shaler lodged Satur
day n ight, 24t h Fe brunary, at the house
sof Nancy I Iat (away, abot.t f< ur miles
fom Pee Dee river, oin the Brittoni's
ferry road, and left there -Sunday
moarnsing in company with Powell and,
Mar-h, and befosre proceeding a milo
wvaa shot dead and pbundered, -and his
boidy removed a shosrt distance fk-mi.
th.- road and buried near the' edge of
a bay. I laying learned that Marsh.
hati esea >ed aeroes the river int~o
lhi ittoni's N eck. a party wais sent over~
in pusut ..nd muisnther psty senit to.
wiayhay s amet landings onai thle rivter ;
by this latter party lie was ret and
airrested. I Mar!.h also confe~ssed hia
jnartir'qhalian in thec relr'.. ncal a.-,n